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Yes, the weather is changeable, friend
and with the coming of the Fall season,
you will want a change In your waid-
robe. We have some very handsome and
durable Fall suitings.   Call on
26 Broad St., Victoria,
and we will reward you suitably.
The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine.
A number of new homes.   Modern In
every respect.
Easy monthly instalments.
40 Government Street.
Vol. II.   No
One Dollar Per Annum.
Victoria's Future Dependent Upon Development of
the Island—The Seymour Narrows Scheme.
There was a foolish person, whose I eouver Island in a vague and indefi-
undoing is related in a biblical story, nite manner, but how many Victori-
who buried his talent. The attitude ans really know anything about the
of Vietoria towards Vancouver Island Island ? And how many local capi-
reminds one of that very instructive tulists invest in Island enterprises'?
parable. While ingenious gentlemen A certain proportion of the citizens
Jv continue to hold forth concerning the have made trips to Nanaimo, Lady-
possibility and probability of Vic- smith and Duncans, and that com-
toria becoming the "terminus of a prises the knowledge of the Island
great transcontinental railway"—to of the average Victorian. The man
quote a phrase heard so many, many with money to invest puts it into
times at public meetings in Victoria Vancouver and Seattle real estate
-and continue to write about, talk but there is very, very little money
about, and  "report upon" schemes available of either local or Island en
for bridging Seymour Narrows, the terprises.    No wonder that Victoria j Francisco lawyel.  who has been the
Island-the country naturally tribu- stands still while Vancouver and Se-1 m^.{  of somewhat lengthy    legal
tary to Victoria-is left unnoticed and attle grow apace  and flourish.    Of  pi.oceeclings dul.ing    the    past    few
undeveloped.   And yet it is a beau- such is the patriotism of Victoria!       I   ^ ^ ^^ to ^ up ^
tiful country, and a rich country and *   *   * | flght ^^ extl.adition and slu„.tlv
yvorthy, as an outsider might suppose,      As a result our young people are  „.;„ ^^ fe   California to   stand
of some consideration. unable to And openings for their in- .t[,ia, on the charge n{. bjgiunv     R
'   *   * dustl* in their ow» e,t?-   Tlle>' b'ave  is said that Mr. Collins has run short
But Victorians love to pursue shad- to follow the money of their elders o( fuMk   ta wag mM prospec(.
ows and ignore realities.   There may and take ship to other cities.   They  of mMeM fm. him jn ,)is appeal al_
as the commercial welfare of Victoria
is concerned. Nine out of ten of
the "tourists" are cheap trippers
with their lunches in baskets. Victoria wants trade, buyers for merchandise uud local manufactures. And
in order to get them, Victorians must
get in and hustle, and not be afraid to
spend a dollar that will return to them
threefold. If all the thought and
energy expended upon dreams were to
be directed to practical projects, the
city might benefit. Nothing worth
achieving ever was achieved without
effort, and those who wait for the
government to bridge Seymour Narrows or build tunnels beneath the
sea in order to bring trade to them
will die poor and disappointed.
' i    Mr.   George  D.  Collins,  thc   San
though for a  time  he made  things
be historical cause for this long cher- are  not even  encouraged to go out
ished dream of making Victoria a and seek their fortunes in the "island interestiny for opposing counsel in
great railway terminus, but with the of vast resources"—an island whose (|Rl e0iu.ts jj ;s saKi t|,a( |R, has
events of past history we arc little possibilities should enchant the minds |)a(i (o mortgage real property in
concerned. It is our duty to think of of young men and beckon them into California to meet the demands of a
to-day and to-morrow, and not of the wilds. But no, if anything is to |ocal 1)ote[ ].eepel. ami altogether the
yesterday. It may be that at some be done on Vancouver Island it must t pi-Q-ceedings must have been very ex-
distant date some scheme for closer be done by "American capitalists." ;■ pensive for the fugitive,
railroad connection between the Is-1 * * * I ..'
land and the mainland may be feas- In the development of Vancouver
ible, but we submit that no good pur- Island lies the only salvation for Vic-
Ipose can be served so far as the pres- toria if she hopes ever to become a
ent generation is concerned, by the commercial  eity of any importance,
advocacy of this  Seymour Narrows yet, we find that a great share of the
iroject—a project that in cost and in trade  of  the  island  towns is even
engineering difficulties is perhaps the now going to Vancouver.   Both Na-
greatest mooted this century in North naimo and Ladysmith are hustling for
America, excepting only the Panama better steamship    connections    with
Canal.   The cost would be vast, there Vancouver because  they know that
would have to be some six or seven the spirit of progress and enterprise
bridges, constructed in such a way abides in that eity and instinctively
[ as not to interfere with navigation, they reach out towards that nourish-
iind the result would open a pathway ing spirit.    There is not a town or
!for transcontinental railways to the settlement on the Island in which the
ocean  ports of  the West Coast  of traveller will hear a good word for
' Vancouver Island and afford shipping Victoria.    This  is  fatal,  but  there
terminals a day's march nearer to the must he reason for it.   The customs'
Orient.   The game at present is not statistics show that during the last
nearly worth  the candle.    There is seven years the trade of Victoria has
only one '■''transcontinental railroad" declined to the extent of about one
doing business in British Columbia: and one half million dollars.' It has
another is promised within eighteen go„e to Vancouver; but why!   Is it
years.   Who is going to pay for this not clear   that    there is   something
vasl  undertaking, and. in the name radically wrong about the conduct of
of common sense, why? affairs in Victoria?    And is it  not
,:   »   , time to quit crying for the moon—
We admire   the    ingenuity   wilh I hl the shaPe ot transcontinental rail-
1 which  Mr.  C. H. Lugrin  and other ' wa.YS-and get down to business? The
gentlemen lightly brush aside Ihe en-
Iurinous difficulties that confront    an
enterprise of this sort.   We are calmly warned by the former against even
mentioning any of these difficulties,
because, forsooth, "the people are so
easily discouraged!"    Truly, we do
not wonder at that; what we do wonder at is the extent of the gullibility
»>f those who place any faith in such
scheme.    It is an interesting subject for academic discussion, perhaps.
lit may be worth while to have the
project   reported   upon  and   the cost
Estimated; it may serve to remind the
treat   Cent Belt that Vancouver Island is on the map and dreams great
[reams.    But    under present conditions,  and  for some  time  to come.
Ihis project  is outside  of practical
1 »   »   «
Let us turn our minds to existing
|iportunities.    It  is the fashion  to
Ik about the vast resources of Van-
people have been fooled long enough
with Haltering tributes to the "beauty" of Victoria; "beauty is as beauty does," and Victoria is a sleeping
beauty—and does next to nothing but
#      ID      4
Of course, some people will say The
Week is "knocking the town." But
eternal boosting of Victoria as a
tourist resort does not help the place:
does not till the pockets ot! any man.
except perhaps a stray hotel keeper,
or two. The tourist trade is very
nice, considered as an "extra," but
it does not amount to much so fnr
According to the Cranbrook Herald, one Thomas McKee, recently an
assistant in a jewelry store in that
town, has supplied another example
of the "religious" young man who
goes wrong. McKee stole $700 or
$800 worth of jewelry belonging to
his master, after a tearful admission
of a theft of a small amount and being given a "second chance." McKee was a regular attendant at
church and was ,011 one occasion, so
impressed with the benefits he received from his pastor's sermons that
he presented the said pastor with a
ling, stolen from his employer! Also
while he -spent his Sunday evenings
in church, he passed other (evenings
in houses of ill-fame. For this he
was taken to (ask hy a lady of his
acquaintance, but he explained that
he went among the social outcasts
in the hope of leading them into tlie
straight and narrow path! He evidently was as j;ood a sample of a
humbug us there is to be found in the
broad Dominion. However, he was
arrested in Winnipeg, whither he went
lo start in business with his spoils,
and pleaded guilty al 11 preliminary
hearing last   week.
A Cold Winter Prophesied—A Royal Family Quarrel
--Topics of the Week at Home and Abroad.
That last conversational refuge of
the nervous young man—the weather,
Cod bless it!—has really been the
principal lopic of the week in Victoria. We had a wretched autumn,
rain and little but rain, and now it
is splendid—frost at night and bright
sunshine by day. All the wise men
of the day are talking of a cold winter: old-timers recall some dim and
distant winter when they skated on
lake and river and drank Hudson's
Bay rum from refreshment booths at
Colwood. It is natural enough, this
anticipation of a cold winter, because
scrape for the handsome prince to
have got into. Princess Victoria is
the divorced wife of the Grand Duke
of Kesse and is accordingly "taboo"
both in royal and clerical circles. So
Cyril has been summoned to thc
presence of The Czar of All The
Bussias and summarily deprived of
all kinds of ribbons, orders, titles,
honors, and also of his official income,
derived from the sum of $2,500,000
set aside for his grand dukeship according to precedent. This is "rubbing it in" with a vengeance. It
may be surmised, however, that Cyril
the weather has "been unusual. Even | will not be reduced to a love-in-a-cot-
a strange beast of predatory habits j tage condition and that Princess Vic-
shot recently by a Victoria sportsman toria will not have to take in sewing.
is considered by the prophets as evi-, They will be able to live in compar-
dence, for its usual habitat is much | ative comfort notwithstanding the ex-
further north than the place where it treme severity of the Czar. But the
was slain. Other topics have been the incident serves to show that it is not
visit of the eminent English jurist, all beer and skittles, or rather cham-
Sir Frederick Pollock, who seems to' pagne and bridge, in the princely
be ou a sort of semi-official tour of' business. All the world loves a lover,
the Colonies in the interests of the and Grand Duke Cyril—no longer im-
linperial Federation movement, and 1 perial highness, alas!—will be more
the commencement of legal proceed-j popular than ever before for his in-
ings in  re the dispute between the '■ discretion.    Meanwhile His Majesty
city, the electric railway company, and
the Esquimalt Waterworks Company
as to existing rights to    the Gold-
the King probably feels rather bored.
Princess Victoria is his niece—she is
an English princess anyway—and he
stream water supply.    Sir Frederick, will  not  take, as a  compliment the
Pollock was entertained at a banquet i Czar's   view   that  in  marrying  her,
! Cvri
has  altogether disgraced   him-
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Co-
tnay have been a little less de-
by members of the law society.
*   »   *
Abroad, no events of first import-]
,        , ,        1   „     1   . l   ! mure and discreet than the average
ance have taken place.   A story pub-1 °
lished in a French newspaper to the
elfect that the British government of-
rnn of modern English princesses, but
she is good enough for any Russian
grand duke, for all that. Tn olden days
the Czar's action probably would
I have led to serious reprisals on the
part of the lady's relatives; now it
supplies only spicy material for the
"A. P." dispatches. Sic transit
gloria niiindi!
fered to aid France with naval and
military forces in the event of a clash
.between France and Germany over
Ihe Morocco question caused a considerable sensation. The story has
received official denial in London and
Paris, hut it is quite likely thai il' no
direct offer of the kind was made by I
Great Britain, the French govern-! The death of Sir Henry Irving will
ment had reason to know thai it re- lie deeply regretted by all lovers of
quired armed support would have the art dramatic. Sir Henry has done
been available. The daily papers have a greal deal for the legitimate drama1
been recording, at greal length, pro-'in England, and the world of intellect
ceedings at the inquiry in New York is the poorer for his passing. He was
into the financial methods of Aineri- not only 11 great actor but fl man of
can  life    insurance    companies, but   cull ure, and members of Ihe. profes*
while some rather cul'ious disclosures
have been made, the subject is nol
of particular interest to British Columbians,
♦   *   »
'rilice and Princess
il' W'al
siou owe much to his influence. Per-1
sunnily. Sir Henry Irving was a good
and charitable man: indeed it is said
| Ihal his generosty lo less successful
members ol' the profession impoverished him.    The remains of the dis-
The latest recruit to the ranks of
the little local publications is "Vic-
tora Young Men," a magazinelet run
in the interests of the Y. M. C. A. by
Mr. H. F. Pullen. It should assist the
work of the organization.
left   England on Thursday en  route  Unguishcd actor ara to be interred in
for Genoa, whence they will sail on  Westminster Abbey.
Ihe battleship Renown for India, nr-j •   *
riving at Bombay in the middle of
November, They will slay iu India
until March, visiting thc principal
states and cities anil receiving llic
native princes on behalf ol' King Edward.    As    the King desired    Lord
An extract from Ihe Times' report
id' last Monday's meeting ol' (he city
council is printed below as au example oi' the odd manner in which
public questions arc nol dealt with.
The  Week  sees  nn  particular reason
.... , Curzon to remain in office to officially Win- Trafalgar Day should be a public
t is reported in Vancouver thai a       . ,.    ., . ,  ., . ,'.,,',' ,   , ,
... . ,. ... ,       I welcome (he Prince ,mil  Princess on   holiday .bill whv was not a vote taken
Minneapolis syndicate will purchase  ,,  ••,,,•        ,    ,
' llieir arrival, the viceroy s departun
4(1,000 acres of line timber limits between the Simon and Campbell rivet's,
Vancouver Island, and later will erect
a great  mill to manufacture lumber.
Go to DIXI H. ROSS & COMPANY, Independent Grocers
"Good Things to Eat."
has been postponed accordingly, It
looks as if His Majesty's sympathies
in thc controversy between Lord Curzon and the British government were
with the "Viceroy.
•    »    «
The Grand Duke Cyril, of Russia,
is in disgrace. His Imperial Highness fell in love with and married
thc charming Princess Victoria,
daughter of the Duke of Saxe-Co-
hui'g-Gntha and of Edinburgh, which
is considered a very serious sort of
mi Ihe question? Fm' llic council to
quietly pass over business presented
in il for consideration without any
expression of opinion shows ineffectiveness and. in some cases, lack of
common courtesy, The extract is as
*   *   *
Jos, Pearson, secretary of the Navy
League, called attention to tlie celebration of Trafalgar Day. which occurred next Saturday. Mr. Pierson
suggested (hat il should be made a
public holiday, and in support of .this
The Passing Show
informed the council that other cities
intended celebrating the day in a way
which would properly commemorate
this important event.
Aid. Goodacre: "It seems to me we
have too many holidays."
Aid. Douglas: "I believe that so
important an event as Trafalgar Day
should be properly celebrated and the
day should be a holiday. Other cities
are going to great expense and making preparations to celebrate the
Aid. Fell: "I am of the opinion
that we should at least make civic
No action was taken, however.
*   *   *
The "Alberni impersonation case,"
which has loomed large in the Liberal
press for some time past, has ceased
to have any existence. The true facts
of the case were published in The
Week and it was shown that the man
accused had not committed any intentional offence; he was entitled to
a vote and voted once—nnd once only
—under a name similar to his own,
and which he believed to be his. The
Victoria Times says that the appeal
has been abandoned because the law
does not provide for an appeal in
such a ease. Everybody who knows
anything of law is aware that no appeal can be taken after a man accused
of a crime has been found not guilty
and released from custody. But the
machine Liberals love a gallery play,
and they hated to think that they
should lose a chance to bolster up
their manufactured charges in connection with this bye-election, even if
they involved an innocent man in
criminal proceedings.
*   «   •
It has become the fashion for the
newspapers which are opposed to the
provincial government to abuse the
attorney-general. The Times indulged in a very rude and vulgar attack
on Mr. Wilson on Monday because
owing to a sub-division of the old
Kootenay judicial district, Judge
Forin of Nelson has come to the conclusion that he cannot do business in
West Kootenay without a new commission. The delay, says The Times,
is causing inconvenience to the public.
However, as nine-tenths of the County
Court business consists in ordering
people to pay debts when they have
not got. the money to pay them with,
the inconvenience caused the creditors
is about balanced by the convenience
resulting to the debtors. It is probable that trading, mining, hewing and
sawing wood, preaching and teaching
will jog along as usual in West Kootenay notwithstanding the fact that
Judge Forin is not busy delivering
legal goods for a week or two. Of
course, the attack of The Times on
Mr. Wilson is of the character common to the opposition press—absolutely baseless. The responsibility
for any "inconvenience' 'resulting
from the delay rests entirely with
the Dominion government. The order
in council creating the County Court
districts of East and West Kootenay
came into effect on October 1, and
Ihe Ottawa authorities were notified
of this in the middle of July. Thc
Dominion government previously had
made provision for the salary of a
second judge, but neglected to act
011 the notice sent by the provincial
authorities. The blame for any inconvenience caused attaches to Mr.
Fitzpatrick and not to Mr, Wilson.
But the Times hns long censed to
care for truth, and is quite content to
invent falsehoods upon which to attack Ihe provincial government.
*   *   •
Will the editor of the Cranbrook
Herald please note thnt Tbe Week
lias not and never had anything like
"n page of pap advertising from the
McBride government"?   We wish we
of any advertisements—a reason that
occurs naturally enough to the venal-
minded and to such persons only.
Honi soit qui mal y pense!
printed of "live" government advertising is about 20 inches.   It has been
explained before and must be well
known to the editor of the Herald,
that  the advertisements of  "extra-
provincial companies" are obtained
in the ordinary way of business from
tlie companies advertising and are not
given by, or paid for by the government,   ln the issue of the Cranbrook
Herald is an advertisement 13 inches
long dealing with placer mining regulations in the Yukon and paid for by
the Dominion government at a rate,
we believe, just double that paid by
the provincial authorities.   The provincial government never issues advertisements of this general, and obviously   'pap"   character,  but /only
such as must necessarily have publicity for the good of the treasury. This
is a stupid business.   The Week does
not in the least object to the Cranbrook Herald    receiving   patronage
from   the  Dominion government,  or
any other source.     The    newspaper
business in this country is not very
profitable    and the people    demand
newspapers which they are slow to
support,   But what is to be gained by
such deliberate misrepresentation  as
that of the Herald iu regard to the
Week?    lt  may   be  good  politics—
from the Liberal standpoint—to endeavor lo discredit those who differ
from you by means of untrue statements and innuendos of venality, but
it is neither professional nor honest.
*   •   •
This is "shop talk," and of little
interest to the public, but it is written not in self-protection but because
this habit of misrepresentation, which
is  becoming  very   prevalent   in  the
more partizan Liberal newspapers oi!
the province, demonstrates a lack of
principle which  is a real danger t >
the community.   This section of the
press rarely, if ever, tells the truth,
the whole truth and nothing but the
truth, about political questions.   It is
"Jesuitical."   Convinced, for reasons
good or bud, that the only salvation
for British Columbia is to be found
by placing the country under the direction of Mr. J. A. Macdonald. Mr.
John Oliver and Mr. Stuart Henderson, the writers in these newspapers
exaggerate, misrepresent and invent
—stop  short, in  fact, at absolutely
nothing that in their diseased minds
may appear to assist in this curious
cause—the real object of which is lo
subjugate  British    Columbia to  the
Ottawa machine.   Mr. Macdonald is
a fairly able lawyer, a comparative
stranger to the province; certainly he
is not a statesman.   Mr. John Oliver
is a good farmer aud a weak politician, given to long-winded und very
ungrammatical  attacks upon anyone
who does not agree wilh  him;  one
whose brain  becomes inflamed  with
the noise of his mouth.   Mr. Stuart
Henderson never succeeded in doing
anything  in   Ihe  Legislature  except
convincing everyone present that he
was a  failure, and passing nn anti-
wig act.      lie  posed  as a  financial
authority  nml  proved  himself quite
ignorant  of the subject.   But  these
nre  the  leaders  of thc  party  which
we nre nsked lo plnce in power.   Lnst
session nil the parly did of any note was encircled with a girdle of Dres
was to shout unceasingly for subsi-j den ribbon and a blnck hat with os
dies foi-railroads which are now being trieh plume completed this costume
built without subsidies. Why should The house was most beautifully
the country be expected to desire
these gentlemen in power? The
Week cares not one rap for the interests of the Liberal machine—nn organization for the delivering of patronage lo good Liberals—at Ottawa,
ll does not believe that (he Libera]
party has one principle in ils makeup, hut that il consists chiefly in
keeping in ollice at all costs and in
endeavoring lo secure control of the
provincial government machinery to
assist in thnt design. Therefore—
nnd because The Week hns faith in
Ihe government of British Columbia
and because il finds the works of the
U'overnment are good—The Week snp-
At Christ Church Cathedral on
Wednesday, the Lord Bishop of Columbia, assisted by Rev. J. H. S.
Sweet, rector of St. James Church,
united in marriage Mr. Claude Wild-
ers, of Derby, England, and Miss
Honor (Dolly) Williams of Dublin,
sister of Mrs. James A. Douglas, 01!
"Lillooet," Fairfield Road.
The church was every simply but
artistically decorated, with white
chrysanthemums, ferns and palms intermingled with which was white ribbon. The decorations were arranged
by girl friends of the bride. The
bride, who was given away by her
brother-in-law, Mr. James Douglas,
was most exquisitely gowned in an
empire dress of point d'esprit, trimmed with the most beautiful duchesse
lace over white satin ;the long court
train was also trimmed with this lovely lace and caught up with orange
blossoms. A veil of tulle wreathed
with orange blossom v.ns worn and
the bride carried a shower bouquet of
white roses and swanconia, with asparagus fern. She was attended by
Master James (Don) Douglas-Douglas, who made a most picturesque
little page, wearing a very lovely brocaded satin costume with ruffles of
lace and a little three-cornered hat.
He both looked and acted the part
to perfection.
The bridesmaids, Miss Alma Williams (sister of the bride), Miss Florence Vincent, Miss Violet Sweet and
Miss Ida Foote, made a very charming quartette, wearing empire gowns
of liberty silk with transparent yokes
of real lace and huge sashes of Nile
green satin ribbon with long streamers extending to the bottom of their
skirts. The short puff sleeves were
caught at the elbow with a band of
green, and long gloves were worn.
Bows of green were worn in the hair.
They carried bouquets of pink carnations and fern, and each wore a pearl
brooch, the gifts of the groom.
Mr. Harry G. Ward acted as best
man, the ushers being Mr. G. Goddard and G. Simpson.
The bridegroom's name was brought
befor the public a short time ago,
having served witli the Canadian
Mounted Kifles in South Africa; he
has lately been connected with the
B. C. Electric Railway Co., which
presented the couple with a very
handsome silver coffee service.
As the wedding party drove away
from the church, the bells rang out
and seemingly entered into the joy
which seemed to fill the air. One of
Victoria's well known glorious autumn days added to the brightness of
the scene.
After the ceremony a reception
was held at "Lillooet," Fairfield
Road. Mrs. Douglas was beautifully gowned in point d'esprit and
chiffon over satin and relieved with
trimming of black velvet; the waist
tions and maidenhair fern, while from
ithe chandelier was a bell of white
hung amidst an artistic tangle of
green and white ribbon and asparagus ferns.
The health of the bride and groom
was proposed by Mr. J. S. Sweet, and
after the usual toasts to the bridesmaids, Mr. D. W. Higgins proposed
the toast of the host and hostess in
a most interesting way. Mr. Higgins
is a very old friend of the Douglas
family and as he told the guests he
had known the four generations, from
Sir James Douglas down the Master
(Don) James D. Douglas. After the
reception the happy couple left for
the Sound on the Princess Victoria.
The bride's going away gown was of
grey cloth, coat and skirt trimmed
with velvet. She wore a felt hat to
match trimmed with velvet wings and
wore also a grey tippet stole and muff.
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Reaches all classes, Prospector and
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Workman and Capitalist.
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Houses Built on the
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Best Household New Wellington Coal:
Lump or Sack, per ton     .... $0.50
Nut Coal, per ton .$5.00
Pea Coal, per ton $4,150
Also Anthracite Coal for sale at
current rates.
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'PHONE 647.
The most The Week has ever ports the government and not because
decorated by Mrs. H. Dallas Helmcken. Tn the blue and white drawing
room the bride and groom stood to
receive thc congratulations and well
wishes of their many friends. Here
the decorations were huge yellow
chrysanthemums with quantities of
smylax and fern.
in the halls, library and room set
apart for the presents red dahlias,
carnal ions and begonias were used,
relieved wilh asparagus fern, palms
and pot plAnis,
The dining room was a perfect
fairyland of green and while. The
table in the middle of which was the
the wedding cake, was draped with
tulle ami decorated with white carna-
They are second-hand, taken in exchange, and must be sold at once.
A Cabinet Grand, worth $400, new,
will go at $1.75.
A New Scale Williams, worth $450, is
reduced for a few days to $275.
A Morris, quartered oak case, nearly
new, will sell for only $250.
Terms $8 Down and $2 Per Week
03 Government St.
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City Market. THE WEEK, SATURDAY. OCTOBER   i, 1905.
The Situation
at Nelson
Mayoralty    Election    Coming-
Prospect for Bye-Election
for Legislature.
Nelson, October 16.
The chief topic of conversation in
the city of Nelson at the present time
is the resignation of John Houson.
This he has formally sent in from
Coldfields, Nevada, where, as already
stated, he is working as a printer.
Mayor Houston gives as a reason that
he was disgusted with the decision of
Mr. Justice Irving in the famous case
where the rocks floated across the
Kootenay river and lodged in the intake of the power plant of West
Kootenay Power and Light Company,
the same rocks originating from the
plant of the Nelson municipality.
However, John Houston need not
conceive himself singular in that as
the majority of people in Nelson did
not like nor approve of that same
wonderful judgment. This is wonderful also as the Elisha on whom his
mantle has fallen lately declared that
the affairs of his paper were not behind some $5,000, as reported,—"and
they are all honorable men"—so we
have to believe both and then be puzzled.
This brings the city into an election, a mayoralty bye-election. If an
alderman should run, then the city
will also have to cover the case of
electing an alderman to fill that vacancy. However, it is dull weather
just now and the citizens may be able
to amuse themselves by electing somebody for the time being and then deciding whether he ought to be reelected in January next. It is not
known here whether Mr. Houston has
resigned his scat in the Legislature.
The only way the Legislature can
otherwise get rid of him will be by
declaring the member for Nelson
bankrupt, which, as has already been
pointed out, is a question on which
there is conflicting evidence. He says
that he is, but "Elisha" denies this.
Now the real Elisha never said of
Elijah that he was a liar, bill the days
are degenerate and even the Lord's
Day Alliance officers are not always
to be trusted. Another way would be
if Houston were to take out his intention papers in Goldflelds, but probably
Premier McBride is not very greatly
interested. What he experienced of
the member for Nelson was an adverse vote, what he will experience
from Nelson is no vote at all, whereby he is a gainer anyway. Nelson
might not like it but then Nelson took
those chances when it elected its
member. However, if Houston has
any intention of coming back here he
could not cut his own throat better
than by leaving this city for which
he declares he has done his best for
fifteen years (Elisha says fourteen)
unrepresented until the next general
If there is a bye-election here for
the provincial house there ought to
be a very pretty fight. Both Conservatives and Liberals are confident.
Liberals because they elected Galliher
for Ottawa and Conservatives because
they elected Houston for Victoria.
But Galliher got many a vote because
Sir Wilfrid had won out and John
Houston got many a vote because he
was John Houston. There is no suc-
1 cessor to John Houston (always barring Elisha) and as Premier McBride
f is not only in power but has strengthened himself, it follows that the
Conservatives are the likeliest to win.
Hence the Premier had better get to
him another supporter in the house
by next session. The more the merrier. Of course it might chance that
a Liberal would be the man chosen but
in  that  unlikely event the premier
I'ould console himself with the adage
hat thc "best laid plans of men and
mice gang aft a-gley."
Probably on the first of the month
the new C. P. R. route from Nelson
to the Coast will be by way of Slocan Lake. A new C. P. R. steamboat
has just been constructed and is able
to handle the passenger and freight
more efficiently than was the old vessel. This will make a difference of
twelve hours in time, bringing this
city that much closer to Vancouver
and Victoria,
A bad fire on the St. Eugene has
temporally closed down that mine but
some time next week a new hoist,
brought in from Rossland, where they
have hoists to burn, after the expensive regimes of E. B. Kirby and Bernard Macdonald, will be erected and
the mine will be running on an even
more extensive plan. Thirty new
drills have been bought and will be
put to work.
There is a story that the Trail
smelter-cum Le Roi-cum Gooderham
mines amalgamation is likely to include the Hall Mines smelter here,
but the story is at least premature.
The two smelters do not conflict in
any way and there is nothing to be
gained by such a move on the'part of
Uie C. P. R.
The best piece of mining news of
the week is the declaration of a dividend of $24,000 by the Lucky Jack.
This is the eighth dividend in fourteen months, totalling $80,000, paid
out within the time from whicli the
recent sesumption of work is dated.
The mine is owned privately, George
Hughes owning seven-eighths and
John Wolterton one-eighth.
The zinc commission is still coming
in for some criticism but this has
greatly quietened down. Recently in
the Nelson board of trade the subject
was brought up, but the board refused
to interfere as no real-mining man nor
association had prayed for an intervention. Since that a public meeting in the Slocan endorsed the commission. Now. the centre of objection
to the zinc commission was Kaslo and
when it was charged that the matter
was political it was retorted that the
objection came from the mine owners
of Sandon. But the mine owners of
Sandon have made no kick and on the
contrary have endorsed the commission. This will probably put a quietus to a kick which never should have
been delivered and which apparently
was never justifiable.
A Debutante's
Pretty Dress
Reminiscent of Old Times-Fashion and Shopping Notes and
Alderman to Retire..
Alderman James A. Douglas, of the
South Ward, Victoria, has decided
to retire at the close of the year. "I
have never been much taken with
public life," he told the Colonist,
"and I have my own business to attend to, which makes it impossible
for me to attend to civic matters.
Besides 1 do not care to sit on the
board and have all sorts of insinuations and slurs hurled at me by persons who have not one cent invested
in the city, No matter how hard an
alderman works or how much of his
time he gives,, he is always, in the
opinion of some people, trying to
work a graft." In the opinion of
Aid. Douglas, the proper system would
be to have three of four commissioners, who should be paid a good salary
and attend to nothing else but the
business of the city. However, nobody ever has accused Aid. Douglas
of "working a graft." He is not that
A. A. Arthur, who is financing the
Vernon & Midway railway, has been
in Victoria arranging matters ill connection with the provincial subsidy
to the road. He is reported as saying that in addition to the section now
being built by McLean Bros., a contract for the remainder of the line
is being let to a New York firm. He
I'xpects to have the line completed
next year.
Dear Aladge:—Without doubt there
is nothing in life so well calculated
to humble the proud as matrimony.
Man, as a general thing, has to "find
his level" in marriage, just as he did
at school. This was the ease of a
manl was told of the other day
who was objecting to doing certain
work about the house, and he quoted
Scripture to his wife, showing that
the household duties should properly
be assigned to the woman. The good
wife replied by reading her astonished
liege lord the following (II Kings,
xxi:13): "I will .wipe out Jerusalem
as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it
and turning it upside down." The
husband, I am told, has wiped the
dishes every day since.
This last week I have been assisting a pretty little debutante of my
acquaintance    to    choose    her new
frocks, and naturally she is strung up
to the highest pitch of excitement in
anticipation.    Ah,  me!  how  old   it
makes one feel and how history repeats itself.   At the first ball I attended after I emancipated from the
schoolroom, I wore a   white    tulle
gown  trimmed  all round  with  festoons of little roses.   And here is the
little  debutante in question with a
gown of white    mousseline de soie
made up over a fond of silver tissue,
the bottom   of   the   pretty gathered
skirt trimmed with alternate ruches
and rows of silver roses.   Tliere is a
deep "Swiss belt" of silver tissue
with long fringed ends depending all
round with silves roses.    The little
sleeves are gathered on the shoulder
and slashed up all the way down just
for the purpose of catching them together again with  chains of roses.
Did I, in my day, I wonder, look as
pink and white and flowerlike as this
little friend of mine? nnd had I—under such a melting babyish exterior—
equally decided views on dresses and
such an insatiable appetite for them!
You will be glad to hear, Aladge,
Ihat the kimono is once more high in
favor, and you can have your negliges
made in this style without any fear
of being old fashioned.   As a matter
j of fact the fate of the kimono was
tottering in the balance a little while
ago, owing to the fact that it was
being copied iu all the cheaper materials  and  could be  picked  up at
numerous cheap sales for the price
of 25 and 50 cents.    Now, however,
we  are, once  again,  to  welcome it
in really handsome silks and brocades
and Oriental designs.
Although I have no direct authority to make any statement ou the
subject, I am instinctively persuaded, nevertheless, that a great deal of
navy serge will be worn this winter.
It is just the one color and fabric
Ihat no amount of ubiquity can vulgarize, although the fastidious eye is
tempted to turn away in weariness
from that small box-pleated skirt,
which in cheap serge is a very "sen-
sidish" uniform. But a good quality
serge, deftly handled, carries credentials that nothing can touch in the
modistie universe. Perhaps we shall
soon have to accustom ourselves to
a style of attire which 1 hear is
greatly worn on the American side,
and whicli is being adopted by a few
(I am glad to say) English women.
In this costume the skirt is of startling brevity, terminating in fnct at
the knee. Happily the knickers, of
ihe same material, are so wide as to
be really divided skirts, and thus the
result is not quite as horrible as
might be expected. These costumes
are made mostly in workmanlike
tweeds and riding habit materials,
nnd with linen skirt, short, coast of
tweed, and to be correct, high boots
and a motor or other shaped cap.
And now,. Madge, I am anxious to
offer a few words of personal appreciation of Mennen's Borated Talcum
Toilet Powder, obtainable at Terry &
Marett's on Fort street. A tin of
this most excellent preparation was
handed to me a short while back, and
having thoroughly tested its efficacy,
I have no hesitation in pronouncing
it the best of the kind.
If there is a store on record where
the dollars are tempted out of one's
purse more quickly than at Weiler
Brothers, I hope never to enter therein. The other day I went to this large
department house to invest in a
cheap breakfast set, because, as you
know, I sometimes indulge in the lazy
habit of breakfasting in my room.
Of course they had just received a lot
of the daintiest little sets of Limoges
china that surely were ever model-
led. Needless to say I quite lost my
heart immediately, and now I fear
me I shall be tempted to breakfast
Continued  on page 7
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Local Beer, per doz. pts       85
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Native Port, per quart bottle       85
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Is North America going crazy?
The question is warranted by more
than oue circumstance intimately associated with the daily lives of the
85 millions or so who inhabit the continent. If we admit that sanity, per
se, is indicated by a quiet, calm, self-
possession nnd dignity in conduct,
thought and speech; by regularity
and orderliness of habits: in short,
by the absence nf eccentricity, which
in its multifarious forms, mny be
termed the evidence of incipient
mental aberration; then, what are we
to term the so-called "strenuous
life" lived by tlle majority of the
American people, the feverish scramble not only for money, but also for
"amusement".' For the money
madness there is valid basis, and even
excuse; because the possession of it
menus so  much;   while the  wnnt   of
thrill, horrify, or excite the latent
passions. Latterly a truly dreadful
"development" of this form of lunacy has been noted, and sad to relate,
Cnnndn, even Victorin, is falling down
before it and laughing' the laugh that
is worse to hear than groans from the
battlefield or the clinic. This is the
comic supplement—the vilest, the
most insolent attack ever mnde upon
the taste and culture of any nation.
Why nre those ghoulish travesties
upon art, those vulgar parodies upon
life, tolerated here amongst sane and
sober British people? Who laugh at
them, who is amused at them'/ Alas,
the tender, unformed minds of the
young ones whose notions of art, of
wit and humor, (splendid trio) are
thus vitiated, warped, deformed forever. Is it possible for the mind
thai can appreciate the exquisite delicacy of color and line in a Grecian
urn, an Etruscan vase, a replica of
the framed statue of Hermes, the
poetry in stone of a pillar of the
Parthenon, or in a Wedgewood creation, to be otherwise than shocked,
saddened, depressed and made hopeless for our advancement in culture,
on gazing at those awful "comic"
supplements? We huve seen the intrusion of sheer banality in music:
the attempt to vulgarize melody nnd
harmony, the apotheosis of "rag'
lime," and Ihe consequent decay of
musical taste amongst the masses.
Are we now to witness the destruction of sane taste iu matters artistic
hy the enormous increase in. and
j''popularity" of the "comic" supplement .' By the wny, what phenomenon is this that most of us have
noted iu our owu lives—Hint when we
nre young and "green" we shriek
with laughter uncontrollable nt the
American joke: and that wheu we attain to the fulness of nn intellectual       .  .
,, . ,        ,  , ,,    ,    tonus public schools bv the board ol
growth we sigh nnd have au attack ' •
..school trustees was unnecessarilv se
struction of a line that will meet the
growing demands of the prairie country, although from some statements
attributed to the Minister of Kail-
ways, it seems as if the extension to
the Pacific Coast will receive attention at a very early day. As things
now look, we may hope for a second
Ifraaiscontinental line at an earlier
date than that named in the contract."
Dear, dear; how The Times do
And the Grand Trunk's energies
nre chiefly directed to satisfying the
demands of the prairie country, are
Well, they would be; hut where
does British Columbia come in?
Aud where is that immediate construction in British Columbia?
And where are those branches?
And where are those steamship
And where are those "grent
works" whicli will transform our
And why isn't our face transformed?
And why is British Columbia neglected in all this activity?
And why doesn't Senntor Templeman explain?
And  whv  don't  the Sordid  Seven
The poor old Times! Maddened by
the shout of laughter which went up
all over the province at the ludicrous
Drury-Nilson fiasco, driven beyond
all reason by the irritating spectacle
of the McBride government sitting
in peace and security, the Times simply had to do something to work its
"mad" oil'—and the inflamed attack
upon the Hon. Chas. AYilson in last
Monday's issue of our esteemed contemporary is the result.
"The Attorney-General's Latest"
was the heading of the abusive editorial. It ought to hnve been "The
Times' Latest." "Not since dear old
Grandma Drury, with bated breath
and sparkling eyes and damask cheek
—such a cheek!—pink with triumph,
whispered the joyful news of the result of his five weeks of snuffing and
rooting around Alberni, hnd the Times
hnd such nn opportunity to get after
the hated McBride government. True,
the Drury "discovery" had turned
out to he a mare's nest of the worst
description; but here was n case in
which there could be no mistake. No
judge in West Kootenay? Oh, horrible! Why, that's in the Attorney-
Qeuernl's department, isn't it? Certainly. Well, then, go for him and
go for McBride, Green, Tatlow, Cot-
Ion, the janitor and the ollice cut.
They nre nil Conservatives.
Unfortunately—so deplorable is the
effect of hatred, anger and unbridled
lust of power upon feeble bruins—thc
That those intrusted wilh the edu-1 Times neglected lo make sure which
cation of children should be "decent! Attorney-General  wns al   fault.    Its
living" people is a proposition  that  bovine intellect  can  only    see    one
cannot well be questioned, but never-1 tiling at a time, so it only perceived
theless the treatment accorded to a  one Attorney-General in  the mallei'.
explain if
We feel il ill our bones that we
shall soon have to ask Senator Templemnn some more questions,
Lay in n Stock of our Good
Scotch Blankets
The Real Cheviots, made from
long fine wool, thoroughly
shrunk and beautifully soft
and warm. They are extra
large sizes for the weights.
7 lbs. $6.50. 8 lbs. $7.00.
9 lbs. $8.00.        10 lbs. $9.00.
6rib Blankets
Soft warm coverings for the
little ones. The most desirable
kinds and extra good values in
these kinds—Saxony—they are
termed, bill this does not convey in full appreciation, their
good points.
30 x 40, $2.35.   36 x 54, $3.00.
45 x 63, $3.75.
Grey Blankets
A serviceable, hard-wearing'|
quality, called Ihe "Canadian."
5 lbs. $2.50. 6 lbs. $3.00. |
7 lbs. $3.75. 8 lbs. $4.25.
"Other kinds, too."  ....
gentleman employed in  one of Vic
toria's public schools by the
,.,,,, , ,      .      .1   ,  , ■   1    pi school trustees was unnccess
ot the blues at hearing thnt kind ot
.   ,„   „„ , ,   vere.     I he   tencher  reterrei
est?    Ihe persons who conceive nud
to recently came here from Scotland with
excellent credentials and no fault hns
Thus, il dug a pit with cure—and
then walked rigid into it. How Ihe
Liberal parly al Oltawa must love
Senator Templeman and his enthusiastic aud intelligent organ! No
wonder the "honest " Liberals of Vic-
decency: those who read and admire
those "pictures." and roar with
laughter over Ihe dreary nt tempts nl
wit accompanying' the cuts, must be
reckoned amongst Ihe vast throng already trending the path thai leads to
the padded cell ami the straight-
jacket.    Canadian  publishers should
In Ihe columns of the Victoria
Times of Monday last appears Ihe
following small, but very significant
item, among the local news:—
"Information from Nanaimo is to
the effect that the appeal iu the Alberni personation case has been abandoned. The ground for this is that
counsel, nfter investigating the law,
find thnt the necessary machinery for
carrying on tlie appeal does not.
Thai's ull. Quite a contrast to the
columns of invective, the long, labored and ungrnminnticnl scrawls nbout
the sacredness of the ballot uud the
criminal infringement thereof by the
.McBride government, which adorned
Ihe columns of our contemporary a
few weeks ago. But naturally the
up ngninsl  him—through, wc under-j rick. Minister of Justice in the Do-! Times does not feel like talking much
draw those pictures for the "comic"
supplements can hardly he sane: the, ,    . ,    , .      ,. , , • •       ,
,., . ,   , been louml with (he mnnner 111 which   toria are complaining about thc scare
publishers arc to be accounted sane .         ■ [.        ,, ,
, 1 1      .1   1   he perloniieil his duties; indeed, we   ity  ol   beer-money!
only  011   one   ground,   namely,   that '       '
"there is money" in publishing those
hideous  libels  upon  good  taste and
are informed, on good authority, that 1 For this is what happened. It was
that he is one of the hest teachers in '"The Attorney-General's Latest" all
the service in this province. One nigh I I right, all right—but it happened to be
last week, however, he is said lo have
taken "a glass too many." It is not
aliened thnt he is habitually   intoin-
1 lie Liberal Dominion government's
Attorney-General, instead of the
Conservative provincial    government
penile; in fad no inquiry of a fair | Attorney-General!
and proper character has heen held, j    With the peculiarities of the dis
There was just this one offense scored  position of the Hon. Chas.  Fitzpat-
■ I not imitate    this latest pnroxsym in !*
it means almost the worst that can be lhat  meiallcholy   progressive  disease'
conveivoil by the minds of those who,;,,,. |ll(, ,„;,„,  Eo|, „.,,;,.,,  H]eil. Anleri.| trustees accepted the story and sum
stand, the chatter of a mischicf-inak- minion  Liberal Cabinet—same  thing
i ing woman—hul Ihe board of school  as     Attorney-General     here The
Week hns previously mnde ils read-
having nothing within themselves to
provide sublime consolation and support enjoyed by even Ihe most impecunious man of culture and education,
enn  congeners are suffering.    Those
niarilv dismissed the teacher from the
ere  acquainted.    Every  British  Co-
service, without  even giving hiin an I luinbia workingman knows how that
"comic"   supplements   are   disgrace- .
,, .  , ,        ■     .    ,;.,  .  ,,, „,    ■     opportunity to defend himself.   Such  honorable minister and legal adviser
lul  lo modern journalism; lnc\   ex-i   M
pose  the  newspapers  of  America  to
la ,l"i(' ,loj||m derision nnd contempt of Europe:
treatment is not fair.    Dismissal un- of the Liberal Cabinet, recommended
iter such circumstances seriously pre-  the disallowance of the nnli-.lnpanesc
over its previousness. It condemned
the government, the Conservative
party, and the unfortunate man Nil-
son, without a trial. Now it has to
lake hack water. Tastes nasty,
don't it?
And "the counsel, after investigating the law, found Ihat the necessary
must  look putward ^ _
vivrc": nnd so. must hnve money to ! jj^."'.,',!,.' fl0j'nn' incalculable harm'to ■ i",li,rs llu' "liU1's chance of another j legislation of the McBride govern-1 machinery does not exist"! Now,
procure the means of this material (|le budding artistic talenl of the na- l"'sili"" a"'1 mi8'ht ''uin llis prospects | ment. So Ihal his indifference to j wouldn't that jar you? What kind
enjoyment.   Bui there is much sadderLnn. {\u,y n'mider lo the low nnd the
in life. ] Hie   legal  needs  of  West  Kootenay 10f a   couusel   did   these   patriotic,
nnd weightier evidence to be eclnoeel j vl,|^.al. ,|„, unthinking, ihe evil-mind-:    Tl,(!l'e is n "pwitnnical" foment j need surprise no one. ! frieu.l-of-1 he-people    Liberals    have,
that the American mind is verging j ,,,| " rphev Rhonltl lie suppressed by on the board which can be relied iipqn But thai Ihe Times should be the anyway, thai hnd to "investigate the
perilously nenr unhingement. Take, ,y(,'| nf Congress nnd bv Act of Do'-! '" ,'X1"'1 i] ton-lioree power prejudice one to go for him! And unconscious-j |aw>> .,, tjlis iato ciate) afte|. \K an(|
for example, the so-called "yellow"  n,i„i011   Parliament   for  Ihe good  of:'11 "»>' case "r lllis s"rl- l,,l(- s" long ly tell the truth nhoul  him nnd his ]ua bosses had kept a pom- man ill
ns n man  performs his duties prop-  government!    This   is   ton   delicious gaol I'm- weeks 011 n charge of which
erly anil lives as well as his neighbors, i for words.   Good old Times! : |u, wns innocent?
he certainly should uol be spied upon      If those who are fond of amuse-     ;\UI| has Canadian freedom come to
and dictated to in regard to his tnstojmenl  will take hist Monday's Times, | he so shadowy a thing that the Lib-
press and ils amazing vogue amongst
Ihe million. Can nny thoughtful person, nfter examining typical examples
of thai press, conscientiously declare
that the men who write and Ihe people
and  sober mini
ihe voiith of both mil ions
On the 24th of October, 1904, lite  in liquids,    If every mnn in Victoria  rend thai famous editorial, and insert
who rend such stuff arc of sound!Times had this sentence in hold black, who  has  on   one  occasion  exceeded j the name of the Hon. ('has. Fitzpat-
Here  we  have ' Idlers stretched right across its un- discretion in drinking wns to be de-  rick wherever Ihe name of (he Hon.
spread   upon   the    broad  sheds  the  blushing front:—
prived  of  his  means  of    livelihood.! ('has.   Wilson   occurs,   they   will   get
weird   fantasies  of  mind    diseased;!
•Vote  for  Ihe  candidates of the, Victoria would be a veritable city of  such a true and vivid picture of the
eral party can clap a harmless workingman into prison on the bare suspicion of having voted too eagerly
for the Conservatives, on no better
evidence than a trumped-up-charge?
We shall deal at greater length
next week with this abominable instance of Liberal tyranny;
In order to keep in the ring, The
Week requires an addition to its staff
bedlam dreams, and Ihe wild, dis- Liberal party nml secure the imme- j unemployed, ami the good, if narrow- i Liberal Dominion government as hns
orderly imaginings of Ihe mono- dlufc const rod inn of n new trans- j minded, old Indies who think it a j seldom appeared in print,
maniac. But the pen has been found, continental railway, together with; sin to drink whiskey would have to The Week is informed from authen-
too feeble to convey in adequate mea-1 brunches, Ihe establishment of steam- gel in and dig n living for themselves, lie sources thnt a sharp rebuke hns
sure nud proportion the hysterical ship lines ami Ihe inauguration of'J There is altogether too much cant I been telegraphed to the Times from
fancies  of   the  "yellow"   press,   so grenl works which will cause n trans- j nnd hypocrisy current,   Men nre nol I Ottawa, asking1—in cyphei—whnt  the
Ihe powerful aid of Ihe artist's pen- formation on the fnce of the prov-j angels, nnd there is often more dnn- crimson condemnation they mean by in the shape of some "wielder of a
cil hns been summoned  In join  the ince." gci'nus vice and    wickedness in the stirring    up    unnecessary    hornets'  trenchant pen" to be solely occupied
carnival of insanity, and appalling And last Saturday, the 14lh of Or-j henrl of a "teetotaller" who sings nests .nronnd the ears of Sir Wilfrid in keeping off the naughty bow-wows
beyond description is Ihe result. Thej'"ber. lOO.i, just :i.Vi days after the'in n church choir than in the man i Laurier and his pels. And the! of the Interior press who bark tin-
ghastly the noisome, the grotesque, publication of Ihe paragraph above who lias a weakness for an occasional, Times hasn't said a word since—not ceasingly nl our heels. The Bound-
(be ugly, the repulsive are cultivated quoted, the Times rose up nnd re- glass of "Highland dew." But it n word. Tt knows now Hint it got ary Creek Times declines to accept as
with the meticulous care thai tho old-  marked solemnly: j is the Iho fashion, just now, to make   Hie wrong Charles by Ihe ear. humorous certain articles published in
time grower of tulips was wont to j '"The Grand Trunk Pacific is push- a howl over trivial human weaknesses, 1 Poor uld Times! It is a good deal The Week and. says we shall shortly
lavish noon his bulbs nml blooms.; ing ils work forward al n rapid rate, ami lo hide vice and shame under a i of nn old woman, hut we never henrd ■ publish n key to our jokes—a most
The cry is always for something new, Apparently the energies of the com-
Bomething    stul'tlilig,    something  lo  puny are directed chiefly to Ihe con-
cioiik oi   religion  mid self-righteous- of an old   woman having so   much j unkind cut,   But The Week, you see, |
ncss. I trouble with Charlies before. 'is published for intelligent readers. THE WREK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1905.
So Did The Week.
We set out to liven up tilings a
little in the Slocan, but the eaiup is
dead.—Sandon  Mining  Standard.
The Worst Yet.
- The Week, a little hemaphrodite
publication originating in Victoria,
devoted to the advertising of pink
teas, ladies underwear and the interests of the great Conservative party
of Canada —Kaslo Kootenaian.
An "Ad" That Paid.
A Texas girl advertised for a husband and got him. The total expense
for advertising, wedding outtit, etc.,
were $11. Within a year he died,
leaving her nn insurance policy for
$10,000. And yet some people say it
does not pay to advertise.—Golden
Bogus Clubs.
The provincial government deserves
hearty commendation on its action in
revoking the charters of the so-called
benevolent societies known as the
Railway Porters, Playgoers', Elks and
Chess clubs. These "clubs" have
been a curse lo the city.—Vnncouver
John Houston.
John Houston writes thnt lie is dead
broke and will never return to Nelson. If lie is nothing else, .lohn is at
least candid. His friends nnd enemies alike (for he hns bolli) will wish
him well—bul they will be glad to
learn that a disturbing element has
been removed from British Columbia,
—Vancouver World.
An Odd Assortment.
. All the notable people of America
are rusticating nl present. Miss Alice
Roosevelt is rubbernecking in Koko-
hanin; Gaynor nnd Greene nre in n
Georgia jail; Mayor Houston of Nelson is selling type in Nevada; Premier Bond of Newfoundland is iu
Scotland; Fighting Joe Martin is
windjnmining in Manitoba, nud Earl
and Lady Grey nre gazing ul Manitoba's big wheal crops.—Golden Star.
Remember Point Ellice!
We believe the City Council should
not delay in providing n safe bridge
over False Creek on Westminster
avenue; not wail until lives are sae-
what the Miner dishes up each week
on the Le Roi scrap, it is the evident
intention of the Canadian Smelting
Works and the C. P. R. to turn itself
into a philanthropical institution for
the benefit of swindled nnd disgusted
stockholders. The record of the Can-
adinn Smelting Works in the development of lead mining shows it to be
an engine of destruction to outside
railroad competition, This is the
game at Rossland ,nnd when the thing
is put th rough, the people of Rossland will enter on the career of cinch
which has put the lead mining industry on the bum since 1900.—Sandon
Mining Standard.
Government Work.
The editor of the Cranbrook Herald has been "hollering his head off"
for several weeks past because the
government was not making ns many
public improvements iu the district
this year ns would please the Herald.
The reason for this he lays to the
fact that at the last provincial election Dr. King, a Liberal, was elected
over a Conservative in this district
and thnt the Conservative government
is now playing back nt the people
who elected him. Such a contention
is the rankest kind of "tommyrol,"
nnd no one knows better than Simpson. The Fernie district, which is
represented by a. Conservative, is receiving the same treatment exactly
as is Ihe Cranbrook district, represented by a Liberal. Anil il is safe
to say Ihat there is not a Liberal
district in tlle province which is being
discriminated against by the McBride
governmeut. As wns slated in the
Leader two weeks ago, the government has decided upon a policy which
will save the Province thousands of
dollars annually. The plan is to
make the government improvements
in the spring instead of during the
summer months, when the ground is
dry nnd hard and more expensive to
work, ns has heretofore been Ihe case.
Naturally enough to do this the
money must be held over until the
following spring, but after I his yenr
everything will run nlong smoothly
nnd the government will lie commended for its action. We suggest
Ihal in future he deal more fairly in
this matter,—Movie Leader.
take up the option. Hon. Mr. Wilson
criticised the action of the promoter
very severely. He said that the company had deposited a sum of money
to meet any judgment the petitioner
might obtain against the company.
Mr, J. A. Russell replied at length
and argued that he was entitled lo
the order by virtue of the company
having mortgaged all its assets. Mr.
Justice Morrison reserved his decision.
M. K, Rogers, general manager of
the Nickel Plate mine, Hedley, reports that work- on that property is
progressing with satisfactory results.
He considers that the Similkameen
offeis excellent opportunities for prospectors.
The provincial mineralogist, Mr.
W. Fleet Robertson, has gone north
to report upon the mineral deposits
of the Windy Arm country, concerning which promising reports are to
AV. J. Robinson, managing director
of the British America Dredging Company, operating nt Atlin, says he is
well satisfied wilh the work >of the
company's dredge nnd speaks hopefully of the general outlook iu Atlin.
The dredge is recovering about $;>,0()0
worth of gold per twelve-hours day.
A payable vein of free-milling gold
ore hns been opened up ou the Big
Four group of claims nt Pitt Lnke
(Fraser Valley) and n vein of molybdenum, assaying ns high ns liti per
cent, hns been uncovered.
Secret Profits.
In the course of an application iu
riliced and then have to pay more i^ | Supreme Court Chambers "in Vaucou-
suits against the Cily thnn n new-
bridge would cost. Perhaps it will
be necessary for sonic terrible accident to occur before Ihe Aldermen
will lie unanimously agreed on the
need of a new bridge.—Mt. Pleasant
The Mining Industry.
The mineral industry of British
Columbia has never hnd n better
chance than il has lo-day. The prices
of the metals are good nil-round.
Silver keeps over llic (10 cent mark,
lend lasl week touched the high
point of 014.1 (ts. in London, nine is
high and in great demand, nnd electrolytic copper commands around 1(1
cents. These prices afford excellent
opportunities for making money by
the development of the mineral industry nnd as usual American investors are coming in to take up what
Canadians have neglected.—Kootenay
The Discredited Miner.
The Rossland Miner and the B. C.
Mining Record are nt it hammer nud
tongs.   Each accuses the other of lack
of independence.   The pnst record of
the Record speaks for   itself.     Although the Mining Standard cannot
agree  with  some of  ils  utterances,
still  there  is one  thing certain,  the
Mining Record  is sincere and independent,  nnd,  as for  the  Rossland
Miner the opposite must be said.   Tls
I editorial utterances nre sold for cash,
[lo an interest which must have some
one to tell the public what benefact-
|ors they are for ils welfare.   From
ver on Monday the attorney-general
scathingly denounced Ihe secret profits which some promoters make out of
companies nt the expense of 'he
shareholders. He pointed 011I the
necessity of legislation on the subject
.and referred lo denunciations of the
practice by Ihe lord chief justice of
Knglniul. Thc subject wns brought
up by nn  application of Mr. .1. A.
The management of the British Columbia Copper Co. hns decided, after
extended diamond drilling operations,
to deepen the present main shaft of
the Mother Lode to the 500-ft. level,
a distance of 1511 ft,, says the Phoenix
Pioneer, Already preparations to
that end are being mnde by cutting a
pocket and station at the 350-ft. level,
and as soon as Ihal work is completed,
sinking will he undertaken. The shaft
will be of four compartments from
the 350-ft. level down, and later the
present shaft from that level up will
be mnde the snme width. At present
there nre nbout. 125 men employed at
the Mother Lode mine. With copper
at l(i cents nnd silver nt (K) cents,
the assay value of Ihe ore from the
various drill holes averaged $14.50.
He came from where he started,
And was going where he went.
He hadn't had a smell of food,
Not even had a scent.
Certificate for jgear 1904-5.
As various brands of Whisky are from time
to time advertised and sold under tlie name or
title HOUSE OF LORDS WHISKY or other
words implying that the Whisky is the Scotch
Whisky as su,pplied to the House of Lords
3 hereby Certify
scotch whisky to the house of lords and no Whisky
is the genuinescotch whisky assupplied to the house
of lords unless it bears on each bottle this Certificate
jff/iet/    wntr'ffm QsiMm
Superintenddnt of the Refreshment
§S^Department of the House of Lords, London
Why Not Smoke
The Best That Is Going
Turner Beeton & eo., Limited, Victoria, B.e.
Sole Agents for British Columbia.
If your tobacconist does not cany these lines write ns direct.
"BLACK AND WHITE" was the only  Scotch Whiskey served at the
dinner given to our King and Queen when visiting
Algiers in April last.
Ask your Wine Merchant for "BLACK AND WHITE"
Radiger & Janiou, General Ager.lt for British Columbia and the Yukon District.
e never even muttered once
Till he began to talk,
Russell to hnve the lowa-Lillooel Gold I Anfl w,)en h(, ,rft (|u, kMmy &m
Mining Company wound   up,     Mr. j    Hc (ook the garden walk.
Russell's motion was based upon lhc|
The Old Established and Popular House. First Class Restaurant in Connection.
Meals at All Hours.
The Victoria is Steam Heated Throughout; has the best Sample Rooms in the City;
and has been Re-luruished from Top to llotlom.
illegntion that Ihe company had given
a mortgage on all its assets, and ihat
I it was unable to pay n debt claimed
hy his client. Mr. Hancock, thc petitioner, lion. Mr. Wilson iu reply
stnled that he appeared for the mortgagees, and nil Ihe shareholders with
the exception  of the  petitioner.    He L,
me with me
tie sunt;   "There's uo
Because I am alone;
.1 might have scintillated once;
My clothes have always shone
alleged thai the petitioner had caus-j
oil I wo contracts to be prepared for
Ihe purchase of machinery, one for
$S4,000 and the other for $(14.01)11. nud
thnt  the latter sum had been    pnid
,whilst the company hnd been charged
fnr the larger amount.    He further
read nn affidavit to show Ihal Ihe promoter in organizing the company had
represented Hint he was the owner of
Ihe   lease   for  the  mining  property
when  he  hnd  only  nn  option.    The
lease was offered to some Iowa capi-,
lalisls, said counsel, for several mil-|
lion shares of a company proposed to j
he organized. Ou these representations J
it is alleged, .tl00,000 had been ob-j
got here 'fore the other ones
Because I started lirsl:
reason I look shabby is
Because   I'm  dressed  Ihe  worst.''
Then I asked him    where he, came
This wns jusl before we parted—
And he muttei'il indistinctly;
'Oh, 1 came from where I started."
—Seneca (I. Ketchum.
&  CO.
Some doubt is expressed among
local fishermen ns to the dates of the
closed season for trout. This commences on November 15 nnd lusts
until March 20th.
Mr. William Seiler, advertised for
by bis mother in Ontario, wns located
tinned from the Town men and the j through n paragraph in The Week,
$20.(1110 alleged profit on Ihe mining and his address forwarded. He is
machinery enn tract had been used In I residing in Ladysmith.
Teacher of the Pianoforte
••Am Meer," Dallas Road.
Pupils taught Theory and Harmony aud prepared for the examinations of the Toronto Conservatory of Music.
Recommended by Edward Fisher. Mus. Doc, and other leading
musicians in Canada.
Terms $5.00 a month for two lessons weekly.
We were never better supplied than at present.    WeJiave picked lines with
great wearing quality combined with graceful appearance.
We save you 50 cents a pair on many lines.
An article, of a not very appreciative character, on the personnel of the
Viteoria City Council, in the last
number of The Week, seems to have
caused some indignation to the city
fathers. A copy of thc bad, bad,
publication, which discended to the
depths of infamy in the minds of certain gentlemen who think they are the
salt of the city by telling the truth
about them, was handed round at the
last session of the council. Some of
the aldermen said they would not
subscribe again to The Week. This
is an awful vengeance; The Week feels
ruined already. And it is dreadful
to think that when the aldermanic
mind desires to be enlightened and
entertained by reading the one interesting publication issued in Victoria,
the aldermanic body will have to trot
found to their neighbor's and borrow
a copy of The Week. Still, it means
a saving of one and twelve-thirteenths
of a cent weekly to the aldermanic
purse.   Let us sing:
There was a sad man named Hanna,
Who assumed a funeral manna
As an alderman he
Was a caution to see
But keep silent,well Hanna—he canna!
Another great man, Mr. Fell,
Says serving the city's a sell—
(lets only abuse,
So what is the use
Of doing just nothing so well?
Then we mention the Alderman Hall—
Tlio' he thinks it is just like our gall-
He may run for Mayor
If the time he can spare,
And the right people give him a call.
And his worship Mayor Barnard ain't
Whether bossing the show ain't a bore
When plans go awry
And the people get fly
And object to the close of the door!
* *   *
Some people, blessed with easy consciences, easy means of livelihood and
an easy existence generally, are worried about a flag. I always thought
that the Americans, who do everything so energetically, were the only
people who gave much thought to
flags. But 'tis otherwise. Where
erstwhile flew the special emblem of
Canada, before our magnificent buildings in which dwell the wise men,
(and also the lucky ones who can run
up "ticks" without receiving threatening epistles from agents of the
Small Debts court), now flies the
Union Jack. The special Canadian
brand of Britisli Ensign bears 11
maple leaf affair in thc bottom right
hand corner. There are no maples
around this great and neglected province and the Canadian flag always
reminds one of the painful patriotic
melody "The Maple Leaf For Ever,"
so that I would rather see the Union
Jack, whicli is an historical sort of
rag than has seen things doing on
several occasions. But some people
are worried about the change. I should
suggest that some one in authority
flies a Canadian flag over the post-
office, so that the passer-by can take
his choice. Why does not Captain
Phillipps-Wolley or some other poet
compose a new national anthem. There
is something childish about the Maple
Leaf ditty and the tiincis about as
* *   *
Percy Richardson, popular dealer in
all kinds of smokes, has had a real
good time up at Cowichan Lake with
rod and gun. In eleven days he bagged a deer, six brace of grouse and
took two big baskets of trout. Percy
says Cowichan Lake is the best place
for sport anywhere within coo-ee of
Victoria. While telling all about it,
Percy looks like a man who has just
heard of the death of an ancient, rich
and friendly aunt.
* *   *
So John Houston is dead broke!
He always was a man of extremes.
But to jump, in a week or two, from
the position of Mayor of a city, member of the Legislature, and owner of
a daily newspaper into dead brokedom
in Nevada, dependent for a livelihood
on the printer's art, is pretty swift
business. One wonders how he did
it, and why. Houston is not a fool,
but he must have gone the pace in a
fairly foolish manner to have put
himself in such a hole. I rather envy
Houston his versatility. He must
have locked up in his memory cells,
material for a most entertaining book
of adventures.
* *   *
Lash, of 93 View Street, is the
champion clothes cleaner, dyer,
presser and renovator of Victoria. He
cleans everything that wants cleaning,
but sometimes he has odd experiences.
For instance, the other day a gentleman, well known in Vietoria, and
who has a record for capacity for
streaked lightning juice, came to Lash
and wanted some clothes cleaned. He
explained that he was to attend a
swell bachelor feast on the following
evening. The difficulty was that he
could not leave the clothes with the
cleaner. After much cross-examination, it broke in upon the mind of
Mr. Lash that the gentleman only had
one suit and that one clothed his nakedness. ]| was fixed all right. The
cleaner's man called for the clothes
at S a.m. on the following morning
and the customer stayed in bed till
the suit was returned at mid-day.
Lots of people are looking forward
to the opening of the old Redmond
Theatre, which takes place on Monday next,    with    a    production    of
flF there is any
merit in advertising, there is
surely merit in
having it done so that it
stands out distinctively,
effectively and convincingly, from the advertising of your competitors.
If it has this power, it is
of necessity profitable.
In our advertising
department, we arrange
your "copy" so as to
make it effective in your
appeal to your possible
Printing and designing
of advertising literature
of the highest grade.
Corner Courtney and Gordon Streets
Leading lady with the Watson
"Sapho." Mr. Watson's company
did some excellent work here last
year and this will be remembered.
There have been some changes in the
organization. Mr. Richard Scott, an
able actor, is playing lends—he came
here at the close of the company's last
season to replace Mr. Stevenson, and
Mr. Harry Pollard also has stayed
with the company. The "leading
lady" is Miss Mae Keane, who cer
tainly will achieve popularity here.
She is a clever and attractive actress.
Mr. Watson himself will, as heretofore, shine in the comedy parts, and
with no diminished lustre. The company as now constituted is by far the
strongest stock organization playing
at popular prices ou the Coast, and
the repertoire of plays is full of promise of interesting performances.
"Sapho" as staged by Mr. Watson
will not prove either wicked harmful. It will prove, on the contrary,
11 very interesting drama devoid of
all offense and offering great opportunities for the members of the company. For the latter part of the week
au interesting comedy "My Friend
From Inula," will be produced.
* *   *
Harold Nelson did not do very big
business at Ibe Victoria Theatre last
week, this being due to a considerable
extent to the poor "press work" in
connection with the production. But
those who attended one or more of
the performances appreciated the
young Canadian actor's work, and
next time he comes to thc Coast he
will receive a better welcome. The
plays were well staged, but the support was below the average of visiting theatrical   organizations.
• *   •
The musical comedy "The Tenderfoot" is to be produced at the Victoria Theatre this evening. It is
one of the weakest of recent works of
the sort although it contains in places
some fair music. The "plot," if it
may be so designated, is very weak indeed, but this is of little consequence.
The production probably will draw a
good sized audience, which assuredly
will go home disappointed.
Formerly Redmonds
Grand Opening
Monday. Oct. 28rd
Elaborate Production
including Wednesday Matinee.  Commencing
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Matinee,
Reserve Seats sale at Theatre,   Fhone 81
Broad Street, Between
Yates    and   Johnson
0. Renz,      Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in  the city.   The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date   ■
aggregation of imported    vaudeville  r
talent that pains and money can secure. , |
Open every evening at 8 o'clook.
Show starts at 8:30.
Admission: 10 and 25c.
Miss Florence Roberts played "Ann
La Mont" to an appreciative audience at the Victoria on Monday last.
The play was a little disappointing.
•   *   »
Miss Roberts, the handsome young
actress who was with the Watson
Stock Company last year, is now playing small parts at the Majestic, San
Francisco's most fashionable theatre.
Manager Watson is consoled, however. He says—rash man—that his
new leading lady is "another red-
haired girl!"     "Red    haired," in-
Manager Jamieson is continuing to
add to his pile at the Grand Theatre.
Johnson street. He has an excellent
show this week and those who want
to get good seats have to go in good
time. Hunt's Dog and Monkey Circus is the big feature of the bill, and
provides lots of amusement, for children of all ages, for six to sixty. The
animals are very clever indeed. The
Aldro Rrothers and the two Richards
provide excellent acts. Miss Maud
Hughes is still on deck with an assortment of nice, sentimental and illustrated songs, and the moving pictures are entertaining.
*   *   *
The management of the Victoria
Theatre is to attempt to shut the
Watson Theatre out of business next
week by importing a. variety show
from Seattle. There will be something doing each night in the week at
the big theatre. The Week prophe-'
sies, however, that the attempt will
fail as it did last year, and that both
the Grand theatre and the Watson
theatre will do good business while
Victoria stays half empty. It does
not pay to be too hoggish, and the
big trust had better play a less selfish game.
Week   of   October 23, 1905.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Daily—7.30to 11.80.      Matinees ioc.allover.
Miss Maud Hughes
Illustrated Song, "Day By Day."
Three Juggling Barrets
Comedy club juggling and boomerang
hat throwing.
Frederick Anna
"The Sorcer and the Soubrette."
Thompson Sisters
Girlie and Alice
Up-to-date singers and Dancers.
Richard Adele
"The Dutch Burglar and the French
New Moving Pictures
Week October 23
In Irish Comedy and Sand ..
Marvel Dancing and Comedy.
Comedy Sketch.
A Grotesque Novelty.
Electric Clark Sisters, Edna Hunt,
Kitty de Vinto, LaMond Sisters.
15c and 25c THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER ai, 1905.
Notice is hereby given that the reservation, notice of which was published in the B. G. Gazette, and dated 9th
August, 1901, covering a belt of land
extending back a distance of ten miles
on each side of the Skeena river between Kilsilas Canyon and Hazelton, is
Notice is also given that that portion
of the reservation, notice of which wa»
published in the B. C. Gazette and dated 27th December, 1899, covering a belt
of land extending between the mouth of
Kitimat River and Kitsilas Canyon, is
rescinded in so far as it covers land lying between Kitsilas Canyon and a point
in the Kitimat Valley, distant ten miles
in a northerly direction from the mouth
of Kitimat River, and that Crown lands
thereon will be open to sale, pre-emption and other disposition under the provisions of the Land Act, on and after
the eighth (8th) day of December next:
Provided tbat the right of way of any
railroad shall not be included in any
lands so acquired.
Deputy    Commissioner   of Lands and
Lands  and   Works  Department,
Victoria, B. C, 31st August, 1905.
Scene at Douglas Lake. Nicola
A Big Robbery.
The biggest robbery that has been
recorded in Victorin for a long time
took place in the jewelry store of C.
E. Redfern, on Government street on
Tuesday night. According to the
proprietor some 47 diamond and emerald rings were taken of a value of
about $5,000.
The city police arc working upon a
clue whicli may lead to the solution
of the mysterious affair. It is believed there is a woman in the case.
One was known to have been in the
store shortly before closing time on
the evening preceding the robbery,
and suspicion attaches to her. The
police are unwilling to discuss the
reason for their suspicion against her,
but it is understood they believe she
may have secreted herself on the
premises and stolen the jewels which
Harry Redfern, assistant to his father, had omitted to place in the safe
as usual. A woman was arrested at
Vancouver on Thursday night by the
police of that city, on suspicion of
being implicated. She was intoxicated when arrested. None of the missing jewelry was found upon her. Harry Redfern says Kurtz, his cousin,
was with him at the store when he
closed thc shop on the night preceding the robbery ,but he is positive he
had nothing to do with the deed.
The police are working upon every
clue that can be secured, nnd are
hopeful of securing those who looted
the store.
Continued from page 3.
in my room for the remainder of my
days. The designs on these deal
little breakfast sets are really quite
the neatest imaginable. The one that
took my fancy, and of which I am
now the happy possessor, was, of
course, white, with a border of the
tiniest pink roses and buds corresponding so beautifully with the rest
1 of my bedroom fittings, curtains, bed-
vallances, etc. They had also on
view a wonderful display of brass
fenders, andirons, etc., that quite
dazzled my eyes. I hope later on to
invest in these useful fittings, as
they add such a lot to the furnishing
of one's drawing rom.
The many friends ot Mr. Albert T.
j Goward will be sorry to hear he is in
the Jubilee Hospital, seriously ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Hulton-Harrup left
on Snturdny last for England, after
a year's visit to British Columbia.
"Companies Act, 1897
I Hereby Certify that the "Franklin Eire-Proofing Company" has this
day beeu registered as an Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act, 1897," to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the   ($425-50>' and the am0unt of bonUB
tended, and also a certified cheque
a timber limit situated on Vancouver
Island, known as Lots 666, 667 and
668, Clayoquot District, containing in
the aggregate 1,702 acres.
The competitor offering the highest
cash bonus will be entitled to a lease
of the limits for a term of twenty-
one years.
Each tender must be accompanied
by a certified cheque, made payable
to the undersigned, to cover the amount   of   the   first   year's   rental
thority 'of the Legislature of British  £or ^'493'25' h.in* the cost.of cr"is"
Columbia extends. ■ lnS and keying the limits.    The
„„ ,   „,      „  ,    _ cheques will be at once returned to
ihe head office of the Company is unsuccegsfu, competitorg.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands  and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 21st Sept., 1905.
se 23
Vancouver merchants fear that thc
heavy reduction in freight rates on
the C. P. R. from Montreal and Toronto to Edmonton aud possibly to
Mission Junction will give Eastern
wholesalers a tremendous advantage
over them.
Mrs. Campbell, who has been visiting Mrs. Griffiths, returned to her
home in Vancouver on Tuesday.
*   *   *
Mrs. Stuart Robertson gave a most
enjoyable luncheon on Friday of last
week in honor of Mrs. Campbell, of
Miss Maitland-Dougal, of Duncans,
is visiting Mrs. Tilton.
Mr. H. S. Ward spent a few days in
town this week.
situate  at  Dallas, in  the  State  of
The amount of the capital of the
Company is ten thousand dollars, divided into one hundred shares of one
hundred dollars each.
The head ollice of the Company iu
this Province is   situated    at   Law
Chambers,    Bastion street, Victoria,
and Frank Higgins, Barrister-at-Law,'
whose address is tiie same, is the at-,
torney . tor the Company.    Not em-.
powered to issue and transfer stock, j
The time of the existence of the, 	
Company is fifty years from the 20th j    Sealed Tenders will be received by
day of April, 1898. the undersigned up to noon of Wed-
Given under my hand and seal of nesday, 25th October, 1905, from any
ollice at Victoria, Province of British  Person who may desire to obtain a
Tenders for Timber Limits.
Tenders for Timber Limits.
Mrs. Herbert Carmichael returned
on Monday from a trip to Winnipeg,
with Mr .and Airs. Richard Marpole  Columbia, this 7th  day of October. leasc> ""der the provisions of section
and parly of Vancouver. I one thousand nine hundred and live.  ,42 of the "Land Act," for the pur-
  !    (L.S.) S. V. WOOTTON.     l)0se of cutting timber therefrom, of
Miss Agues Wootton leaves next Registrar of Joinl Slock Companies. a timber limit situated on Vancouver
week for here home in Collingwood,! The objects for which this Com- \Islaild- known as Lots 143, 148, 149,
Out, Miss Wootton has lor some time pany has been estahlished and regis- 1S4< fi25» 62G. 64S< li50» 651> 652, 653,
been visiting her unde, Mr. E. E. tered are: Tbe manufacture and sale 662' 663> 664 and 665> Clayoquot Dis-
Wootton, Richardson street. . of Are-proofing for building and the triot containing in the aggregate 11,-
purchase and sale of such gOods,Wares\"^- aereSi
Mrs. H. W. Nelson and Miss Helen
Nelson, Toronto, are staying at Oak
Bay Hotel.
and merehatlisc used  for such busi- j    The competitor offering the highness, and to do and perform such acts I est eash bonus wi" be entitled to a
as may  be necessary or
such business.
ant d
Mrs. James Raymur entertained at
the tea hour on Sunday ill honor of
Mrs. Hirsl and Mrs. T. S. Gore.
Mr. and Mrs. T. S, Gore are visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Gore, Bhr-
dette avenue, until the the house they
I are building at Oak Bay is ready,
Colonel Anderson, of Ottawa, who
has been in Victoria for a few weeks,:
left for home on Thursday.
Mi's. E. E. Blackwood, who for
sonic time pasl has been in St. Joseph's  hospital,  is recovering slowly
and was taken home last week.
*   *   *
Mr, ami Airs. Remblor Paul, who
recently have taken up their residence the undersigned up to noon of Wed-
in Kelowna, were old residents of Re- nesday, 25th October, 1905, from any
gino, have lived there for 24 years, person who may desire to obtain a
Air. Paul was very successful and is lease under the provisions of section
retiring to a more pleasant climate 42 of the "Land Act." for the pur-
with a comfortable competence. pose of cutting timber therefrom, of
Tenders for Timber Limits.
Sealed Tenders will be received bv
lease of the    limits for a term   of
twenty-one yean.
Each tender must be accompanied
by a certified cheque, made payable
to the undersigned, to cover the amount of the first year's rental ($2,-
785.25), and the amount of bonus
tendered, and also a certified cheque
for $8,602.65, being the cost of cruising and surveying the limits. The
cheques will be at once returned to
unsuccessful competitors.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and
Lands  and  Works  Department,
Victoria, B.C., Sept, 21st. 1905.
se 23
Sealed Tenders will be received by
the undersigned up to noon of Wednesday, 25th October, 1905, from any
person who may desire to obtain a
lease, under the provisions of section
42 of the "Land Act." for the purpose of cutting timber therefrom, of
a timber limit situated on Vancouver Island, known as Lots 654 and
656, Clayoquot District, and Lots 18,
19, 34, 35, and 36, Nootka District,
containing in the aggregate 9,395
The competitor offering the highest
cash bonus will be entitled to a lease
of the limits for a term of twenty-
one years.
Each tender must he accompanied
by a certified cheque, made payable
to the undersigned ,to cover the amount of the first year's rental ($2,-
348.75), and the amount of bonus
tendered, and also a certified cheque
for $7,198.45, being the cost of cruising and surveying thc limits. The
cheques will be at once returned to
unsuccessful competitors.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 21st Sept., 1905.
se 23
Right of Way for Railways, Etc.
Notice is hereby given that all
Crown lands along the located lines
of any railway, power or tramway
company, incorporated under authority of the Legislature of this Province, and having a width of fifty (50)
feel on each side of said lines, arc
reserved I'm- righl of way purposes
for such railway, power or tramway
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and
Lands anil Works Depart ment,
Victoria;, B.C., 3rd October, 1905.
Nanaimo Has
Water Problem
Close  of the  Strike  Opens the
Municipal Purse—Too Many
Hen Pheasants!
Nanaimo, October IS.
Having got over the strike excitement, Nanaimo has settled down to
the humdrum condition of "before
the war," and every day sees the return of some of the men who went
away when the trouble was on and
saw no chance of peace. One nil her
peculiar experience wns that of .1
man who left for Missouri only th••■...'
days before a set! lenient was reached
here. He struck one of the mining
camps in Ihat state and was preparing to go to work, when a strike was
declared there. In disgust he decided that he would come home again, n«
he could get along better iu Nanaim 1
than adrift in a foreign town, with n
strike on his hands, anyway. He w.is
11 happy man when he learned on
reaching British Columbia once mo"e
that the strike was over and that he
could get to work again.
Nanaimo has a city water supply
problem on its hands just as has its
big sister Victoria. At several places
in tlie hills near the city are dams
to conserve the supply from small
streams, but this has uol proved altogether n success nnd Inst year a proposal was made lo secure a supply
from one of Ihe lakes nenr Wellington. The scheme, however, was considered too expensive and an alternative proposal was made to raise the
dams of the present system, which
it is believed will give a better supply
than hitherto and stave off any necessity for going to expense Hint it was
believed the city could not afford.
Then, luckily, the season was favorable (luring the summer for storing
water in the dams and a threatened
shortage was averted. Now it has
been discovered that one of the principal dams put in by a former council was poorly built, a condition that
prevails only too much in this province. A week ago the city gave the
water committee power to patch up
Ihe dam, but a closer inspection disclosed the further fact thai the damage was too widespread to mend in
the manner proposed nnd now a new
dam has to be constructed, or some
line day the whole of the old structure might be expected to sweep away
with the pressure of water behind it.
Luckily the strike is over nnd the
aldermen are feeling more confident
of the fulure, on il is hard lo say
if the latest proposal would have curried in the council on Monday night.
Three thousand dollars is-nol a formidable sum to contemplate in good
times, but with thc people hard up
nud elections not far away, il looks
While thc game laws do not permit j
pheasant shooting in this district
there are many sportsmen in Xanni
1110 who each week betake themselves
to other spots where they can enjoy
nn afternoon knocking over a few of
these line birds, and the general opinion seems to he Ihat the protection
of tiie hen pheasants alone has resulted in nn undue depletion id' the cocks.
Several suggestions hnve been made
that there should be a provision in the
game act allowing a short season for
shooting hen pheasants, which are reported as exceedingly plentiful nnd
are very trying temptations to men
who see as many as fifteen or twenty
hens to one cock. Indeed one or two
sportsmen have ventured this opinion that the proportion of bP»S is n«
much as a hundred hens to one cock,
and advocate the thinning down of
this preponderance of the females.
Tiie matter might bear looking into,|
and if found advisable a suggestion
might be made at the next session of
the Legislature to amend the game
law nlong the line mentioned.
Mr. J. C. Murphy, of Toronto, n
shareholder iu the Vancouver-Portland Cement Company, whose works
are situated on Saanich Arm, states
that the capacity of the plant is to be
Cecil Smith, formerly n rancher in
British Columbia, shot himself dead
in his hoarding' house in London, Eng.,
on Tuesday, owing to losses in farming and non-success in a patent in
connection with a bridle. He wrote
pathetic farewell letters to his
friends, including his wife.
Mrs. E. 1). Sawyer, of New Westminster, has instructed Messrs. Whiteside & Edmonds to apply for an injunction to restrain Manager W. H.
Keary of the Dominion Exhibition,
from [laying prize money to winners
in division M, ladies' fancy work.
Dixi H. Ross & Co., grocers of Victoria, have announced that they will
sell bread at five cents n loaf—the
usual price being six cents, or ten
cents for a single loaf bought at the
bakers. The move has caused some
excitemenl among the local bakers.
The Federal House of Representatives of Australia on Thursday adopted, by 33 to 23 votes, a motion to petition King Edward to grant home
rule to Ireland. This success of the
Home Killers is attributed iu a large
measure lo Wm. Redmond's recent
campaign in Australia. The motion
had been hotly debated and the Labor
party and Liberals supported the
Home Rulers. The premier, Mr. Alfred Deakin, in the course of the debute promised to vote for the Home
Rule principle as a necessary preliminary to the federation of the empire,
but he would have preferred a resolution simply expressing the opinion
of the house to a petition whicli might
lead to an unwelcome answer from the
Balfour government.
John Barrett has a timely article in
the magazine on the situation at Panama, illustrated with some photographs of canal scenes. The fourth
paper of the interesting series dealing
with bird life by William Lavel Fin-
ley will prove to be read with pleas
ure by lovers of nature. A cleverly
written article on available sources of
fiction entitled "Back to the Streets"
is contributed by Arthur A. Green.
The stories are as good as usual.
Phone No. 409.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Camille Frederick Remy, alias Har-
inand, is under arrest in Vancouver
on suspicion of having murdered W.
J. Oliver at Wolf Creek, Montana, on
September 23rd last. The detectives
found a watch upon him with the initials "AV. J. 0.", those of the murdered man. Montana dispatches con-
,tnin some details of the crime of
which Remy is accused. The murdered man, Wason J. Oliver, was a son
of the county commissioner of Beaverhead county, Montana. Last spring
young Oliver travelled into Alberta
with a wngon and five horses and took
up a ranch, and then returned to his
home in Dillon, Montana. In August
he set out for Alberta again with a
Frenchman whose identity was then
unknown, but who is now supposed
lo be Remy, and who was his constant
companion. Oliver was last seen late
in September, about 20 miles north
of Helena, nud on October 8th his
body was found in a shallow grave on
Ihe edge of Wolf creek. It was hnd-
Jy decomposed, but was identified by
the clothing nnd marks seemed to
show that the young mnn had been
killed hy a blow on the temple. Inquiry showed thnt on September 24th,
directly after the murder, the Frenchman had been seen driving his own
wagon and pulling Oliver's behind,
and Inter, it is supposed, he burned
Ihe body of Oliver's wngon and sold
(he four wheels to a rancher, who was
able to describe the murderer to the
ollicers. Remy wns traced to Nelson
by the American ollicers, and the
telegram sent by Chief of Provincial
Police Bullock-Webster from there to
Vancouver did the rest.
The Pacific Monthly for October
maintains the high standard reached
during the last few    months.     Mr.
Province of British  Columbia.
No. 298,
This is to certify that the "British
America Assurance Company" is authorised and licensed to carry on business
within the Province of British Colum-
bit, and to"carry out or effect all or any
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at the City of Toronto, in the
Province of Ontario.
The amount of the capital of the Company is one million dollars, divided into
forty thousand shares of twenty-five
dollars each.
The head office of the Company in this
Province is situate at Vancouver, and
H. T. Ceperly, insurance agent, whose
address is Vancouver, is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this eighteenth day of September, one thousand nine hundred and five.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
To make and effect contracts of assurance with any person or persons,
bodies politic or corporate, against loss
or damage by fire in any house, store,
shipping or other building or erection
whatsoever; also to make contracts of
assurance with any person or persons,
bodies politic or corporate, against losses
or damage of or to vessels, boats, or
other craft, navigating within the Province of Ontario or elsewhere, upon the
waters of the St. Lawrence or the Lakes
Superior, Huron, Erie or Ontario, or
upon any other waters or rivers within
the Dominion of Canada and the United
States of America; and against any loss
or damage of or to the cargoes or property conveyed in or upon such vessels,
boats or other craft, and the freight due,
or to grow due in respect thereof, or to
limber or other property of any description conveyed in any manner upon the
said waters; and also of or to sea-going
ships, vessels, steamboats or other craft
navigating thc ocean, the high seas, or
any other waters whatsoever, from any
port or ports hi the Dominion of Canada
or in thc United States of America to
any foreign port upon the ocean or
other waters aforesaid, or from one
foreign port to another foreign port, or
from such foreign port to any port or
ports within the Dominion or elsewhere, upon any of the seas and waters
aforesaid; and against loss or damage
of or to the cargoes or property conveyed in or upon such ships, vessels,
boats or other craft, and the freight due,
or to grow due in respect thereof; or
of or to timber or other property of any
description conveyed in any manner upon all or any of the seas and waters
aforesaid; and generally to do all matters relating to or connected with marine assurance on all or any of the seas
and waters aforesaid, and to make and
grant policies therein and thereupon.
Is It?
The Cheapest Place in Victoria
Paint Store
L82 Douglas St.
"Companies Act,  1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 300.
Pacific Whaling Company, Limited," is
authorized and licenced to carry on
business within the Province of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company
to which the legislative authority of
the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is situate at Victoria, in the Province of
British Columbia.
The amount of the capital of the Company is two hundred thousand dollars,
divided into four thousand shares of
fifty dollars each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situated at Victoria, and
Sprott Balcom, Master Mariner, whose
address is Victoria, is the attorney for
the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 18th day of September,
one thousand nine hundred and five.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
(a) To build, purchase, charter, hire,
acquire and hold vessels of every kind,
sort or description, propelled by steam,
sail or any other motive power whatsoever, with their usual appurtenances:
(b) To sell, lease, let, charter, mortgage, assign, transfer, pledge, sail, operate and maintain vessels, as aforesaid, for the purposes of the Company:
(c) To hunt, kill, buy, capture, and
breed whales, seals and fur-bearing animals, and to catch or cure fish of all
kinds whatsoever, and to buy and sell
fish and marine animals of all kinds and
the products thereof:
(d) To buy and sell seal skins, fur
and seal oil, and generally to carry on,
manage and operate the trade or business of seal and whale hunting:
(e) To purphase, lease, acquire, let,
occupy or hire lands or buildings,
wharves, piers, landing places or docks,
and all other structures necessary for
the busiuess of the Company:
(f) To acquire the good will of any
business within the objects of the Company, and any vessels, gear, machinery,
lands, privileges, rights and contracts
appertaining thereto, and in connection with an such purchase to undertake the liabilities of the company,
association  or person:
(g) To sell or otherwise dispose of
Ihe whole or any part or branch of tbe
business or property of the Company:
(h) To carry on, manage and operate
the trade or business of seal and whale
hunting and fishing in such seas or
places as the Company may from time to
time determine:
(i)  To tow and otherwise move, as
sist, help and aid vessels in distress or
(j) To contract for the floating, assisting  and    aiding    of    wrecked  and
acquire^ hire, lease, hold, transfer or
dispose of wrecking or other pumps,
gear or material incidental to or necessary for   the floating or   moving   of
i wrecked or stranded vessels or of vessels of any kind or in any position:
! (k) To purchase, buy, own, hold, a*
quire, sell, transfer or dispose of cargoes, cargo or goods and material in
whole or in part of any vessel or vessels wrecked, stranded or in any position whatsoever, and whether said cargoes, cargo or goods or material is
afloat or on shore or within or without
said vessel or vessels
i    (1) To do, perform and carry out all
I things necessary, incidental or conducive to the pursuit and prosecution of
the seal and whale fishery and other objects of the Company as herein expressed. Se 30.
Something New In
All the Fad East.
The long nights are coming, don't forget
our lending library.
Buttonholes, Cigars
and Papers
at the
Savoy Cigar Stand
Government St.
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Building Material,
120 Government Street, Victoria
Largest Stock
| J. Barnsley A Go.
116 GOVT. ST.


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