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Array Yes, the weather is changeable, friend o
and with the coming of the Fall season, o
you will want a change in your waid- e
robe. We have some very handsome and
durable Fall suitings.   Call on
26 Broad St., Victoria,
and we will reward you suitably.
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1°  every respect.
Easy monthly instalments.
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K     40 Government Street.
Vol. II.   No. 45.
VICTORIA, B. C, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, lyos.-TQfu^ B«^r   One Dollar Per Anndm.
New Educational Proposal
What do You Think of a Qovernment Agricultural
School for Boys and Girls?
Many and various are the suggestions made from time to time on the
1 subject of education. It is an important subject, especially to the peo-
[ pie of the big coast cities who have
Igirls and boys growing up and who
I see no opportunities for   them   to
[make an advantageous start in life.
I The difficulty is greater in Vietoria
[than it is in Vancouver because the
[latter city is building up fast and it
[is not nearly so difficult to find suit-
jable occupations for the young peo-
[ple as it is in the   Capital,    where
[times are not so good. In Victoria
there are a number of young men,
whose parents reside here, who can
'find no work to do, unless they be-
I come laborers, and even then the
work is somewhat uncertain.   If they
I are wise, on leaving school they
also leave their native city and seek
their fortunes   elsewhere.   If   they
I stay around town there is the danger
that they will become habitues of the
I street corner, the saloons and worse
t places. The girls are not much better off. If they desire to take up
dressmaking work they will find on
application at the necessary quarters
that they must work for six months
I for nothing.   After that they will be-
I gin to be paid for their work— at
the rate of from $1 to $5 per month! man from 0ne of these schools is cap-
of the country? No. British Columbia has to look to Eastern Canada
and to the Old Country for settlers;
the products of the public school system earn small wages in offices and
stores or leave the country that educated them.
The Swedish System.
In Sweden there is a system of
education known as the government
cultivation schools. . These schools
are self-supporting. Parents who
can afford to pay for their children's
education pay the equivalent of about
$20 per month, hut others who are not
able to do so have no difficulty in
placing their children in these schools
and the children are under no disadvantage from this cause. The
schools are situated in various parts
of the country, often on reclaimed
lands, but the children, in addition
to ordinary education of the "3
B's" character receive practical instruction in every branch of farm
work. The boys learn how to plant
and raise crops, how to handle horses
cattle and sheep, carpentering and
blacksmith work and so forth, while
the girls are taught to milk cows, to
make butter and cheese, to care for
fowls, and, in addition, every branch
of housekeeping work.   A young wo-
jlf this prospect is not pleasing they
lis>'.i work at some of the factpries
[and earn from $8 per month upwards,
lor they can go into service and look
-after other people's children. The rea-
Ison for this difficulty in getting em-
Iployment is that the young people
[have no qualifications for work that
lis well paid. If these same girls
[marry, few of them have any idea of
[ housekeeping, and their marriages
I are not likely to be more successful! to farm life,
than their efforts to obtain remuner-lto leave the
[ative employment.
The Real Trouble.
Sooner or later the civic communi-
I ties on this coast will have to commence a campaign against centralization
able of taking charge of a big establishment without the least difficulty.
The work has been reduced to a system for her. The products of these
government farms fetch the very
highest prices in the domestic and
foreign markets and the schools are
self-supporting. The work is made
pleasant for the students and by degrees they become thoroughly interested in everything appertaining
When the time comes
schools, the student,
whether boy or girl, has no difficulty
in securing suitable and profitable
In British Colombia.
endeavor to teach them to grow the
food we and they have to eat f Farming properly conducted is much more
profitable than typewriting and keeping account books, and it is a much
healthier, happier and more manly
life. As for the girls—it would he
well if they acquired the knowledge
without which a wife is an expense
and often an impossible extravagance.
The suit brought against B. Crilly
and the Great Northern Mines by J.
Chism to recover $1,000 has been dismissed at Nelson. It appears plaintiff was authorized to buy Orange
Hamilton's interest in the Lucky
Jack group for $7,000. He got the
property for $6,000 and wanted the
other $1,000 as his commission on the
When the father of the present
Czar, after the death of his Minister
of Finance, could find no successor
among the aristocratic clique, he received Sergius Witte in audience.
The following authentic and highly
characteristic dialogue followed: I
appoint you herewith my Minister of
Finances. By the way, I learned,
M. Witte, that you are single."
"Excuse me, sire," exclaimed the
hero of Portsmouth. But the Czar
said quickly and with irritating emphasis: "Then 'tis understood, you
are single." M. Witte's wife, who
divorced her first husband, a Jewish
banker, to share the destinies of the
Russian Colbert, as he is called by
his numerous admirers, does not exist
for the imperial court.
The Passing Show.
A Review of Local and Foreign Events and Topics
of the Week.
The property of D. Gellatly &
Sons, on the west shore of the Okanagan lake is one of the beauty spots \
of the valley, says the Okanagan.
Stretching out into the lake is a
tongue of land that is wonderfully
fertile and though hard work is required to clem- it and bring it into
cultivation, there is probably no part
of the valley that gives better returns. Mr. Gellatly has become celebrated as a grower of tomatoes, of
which he has made a specialty, and
his pack of this fruit brings a top
price from Vancouver to the North-
glass three acres which will be planted with tomatoes, and the area heated by hundreds of feet of steam
piping, thus enabling him to get his
fruit early on the market and in the
west. The value of this crop is am-
In the vicinity of Victoria, on the azing( and Mr. Gellatly has made the
Every boy and girl raised in splendid dyke lands of the Fraser crop yield him a return of $5,000 an
a city wants to stay 111 a city, and j valley, and in various parts of the „Cre. But he is not content with what
about half of those born in the conn- province, there is land in plenty has been done. He sees vast pos-
try desire to go to the city so soon available for institutions on the same sibilities ahead and is preparing for
as they reach the age at which em- lines as the cultivation schools of them. He sees opening to him a great
ployraent is sought for. The country. Sweden. One such school might be BI)d rapidlv expanding market and
-except for camping and picnic pur-, established on a small and experi- the question arises how is he going
poses-seems to have no attraction | mental scale with very little expendi- to meet it?. He proposes to do it by
for our young people. They look j (nre and, if successful, the work ac- adopting the most up-to-date methods
down, of you please, upon the farmer, complished by that one establishment „f culture and by roofing over with
They would rather work in a store tl would be of more value to British
That is because of their complete j Columbia than all the high schools in
ignorance—the ignorance that results \ the province. We have doctors, lnw-
from a little education. Given a! yers, storekeepers and clerks in plen-
chanee to become producers the young j tv but we have very few agricultur-
people would flourish; as it is, many j ists.   We have to import the bulk best of condition. A start will short
of them degenerate into mere para-' of the food we eat and that is a very iy be made on the great work.
sites of trade.   British Columbia pro- j serious economic condition.    Instead 	
vides opportunities   enough in    her! of educating our children for walks      Or. Charles and Mrs.   Fagan    are
magnificent forests, her mineralized in life already overstocked, why not again occupying their house on Pleas-
mountains and her fertile valleys for branch out from the beaten track and  ant street,
all the energetic young people liable
I to be born in  the country for tho
I next ten thousand years, and yet there
1 is a constant stream of emigration to
I the United States of young men who
[cannot  perceive   existing  opportunities in their own country.   The trend
lof onr educational system is to blame. |
[This education costs an immense am-1
lount of money—and to what purpose?
IWhat do the people of British Colnm-
lhia receive in return for the money
Ithey pay  to  educate  the  children?
|Do the young people go "on to the
[land" and help to swell the wealth
The wave of anarchy, incendiarism
and murder in Russia appears to be
subsiding, but just what is the real
political situation in that bloodstained country can only be guessed
at. The stories cabled to the newspapers from the Associated correspondents contain details of atrocious doings in Moscow, Odessa and
other cities, but there is no key to
the mystery of why the butchers of
Moscow Bet upon the students with
knives and axes or why the "Black
Hundred"—whoever they may he-
slaughtered school children, Jews,
students, police, Cossacks, revolutionists—all seem to be slaying or to
be slain, but why, we are not told.
On the whole the handling of the
"revolution" in Russia by the American journalists at home and abroad
is an example of how it should not
be done. Horrors may have an interest for a certain class of newspaper readers, but it would be more
enlightening to know what bearing
these things have upon the reform
programme and whether M. Witte is
meeting with any success in his efforts to form a more or less constitutional government. There is no
reason to amend the estimate of the
immediate cause of the trouble printed in this paper last week and there
is but little to add. Until some sort
of order is evolved out of the existing chaos in Russia it is well to withhold judgment on the situation. Only
two facts have become apparent that
last week were in doubt, that the
throne still has powerful support
among all classes in Russia, and that
the Czar's idea of real constitutional
government is entirely different to
the Anglo-Saxon estimate of it. The
Czar appears to be dallying with the
demand for representative government in much the same spirit as did,
many years ago, King Charles I of
I portant victory for the friends of reform.
The Rival Railways.
The fight between the C. P. R. and
the Great Northern for entry into the
Similkameen is one of the most interesting phases of the railway situation in British Columbia.   It is announced that the C. P. R. company
has commenced construction work at
Midway with a view to strengthening the case against the Great Northern for trespass.   Near Midway there
i are two points on the C.P.R. survey
line which are to be crossed by the
Great Northern and rails are to be
laid along this line for a distance
sufficient, anyway, to cover the points
at issue.   Of course there is no real
danger of the Great Northern being
blocked eventually, but railroad companies are a trifle hoggish in   their
methods and do not exactly help each
other out.    Meanwhile the different
surveying parties on the V. V. & E.
are getting on with their work very
rapidly.    On the west slope of the
I much discussed Hope mountains the
I party under Mr. Tracy is making sat-
I isfactory     progress,    although    the
; weather encountered    is   uniformly
i bad.   M.r Ambourn's party, which is
at work on the east slope of the same
, range, is pushing on to the end of
; the line connecting with the Tulameen route.    A re-survey is being
made  up  the  Similkameen  between
Hedley and Princeton, the change necessitating the bridging of that river
several times.   It is said the Wolf
creek route will now be completed.
DIXI TEA, 35c. and 50c. Per Lb.
DIXI H. ROSS & CO. Cash Grocers
Hearst and Tammany.
On this continent the most interesting event of the week was the election af the Mayor of New York. The
Democratic —and Tammany— candidate, Geo, B. McClellan, was announced elected with a plurality of 3,41)0
votes—the smallest ever recorded in
New York—but Mr. William R.
Hearst, candidate of the municipal
ownership league ,is not satisfied, and
is going to the Supreme court to
show that he and not McClellan was
really the choice of the people. The
election was conducted in quite as
disgraceful a manner as any of its
predecessors. Evidence of crooked
work already has been filed against
1,000 election officials, and it is said
that upwards of 30,000 supporters of
Mr. Hearst were unable to record
their votes because their names already had been voted on. There is
overwhelming evidence of fraud, violence and outrage at the polls, and
the decent element of the city appears to be thoroughly aroused.
Many prominent citizens and politicians who were opposed to Mr.
Hearst and the programme of the
municipal ownership league have
signified their intention of assisting
him in his effort to overthrow the
election in the courts. There should
he an interesting time coming in New
York. W. T. Jerome, the independent
candidate for the office of district
attorney, was elected.   This is an im-
The Missionary Mania.
Dr. Machle, the American missionary who escaped from Lienchow, the
scene of the latest murder of missionaries in China, hns reached
Hongkong and tells a horrible story
of the outrages committed upon the
helpless men and women of the mission station. Two women, Miss Chestnut and Mrs. Mackie, were stripped
of their clothing and exposed to the
mockery of the Ghincses mob in a
temple and then flung into the river,
where they were speared. Mr and
Mrs. Peale also were exposed to the
mob and afterwards clubbed to death.
These ever-recurring tragedies in
China should prove-a sufficient warning to religious enthusiasts who
would risk their own and their
friends' lives in an entirely hopeless
effort to Christianize the Chinese. To
have any part in sending white women nnd children to places in China
where efficient protection is not assured is to be guilty of a crime. The
Chinese never will be persuaded to
Christianity nnd no good purpose is
served by the horrible results of this
ill-advised missionary business.
Scottish Clerks and Canadian Banks.
Some of the newspapers nre commenting adversely on the action of
the directors of the Canadian Bank
of Commerce who arc advertising in
Scottish newspapers for junior clerks
to serve in Cannda for £60 a yenr.
This is a very smnll salary in Canada, but in Scotland it would be
considered fairly good pay for a boy
commencing in business. Thc condi-
ditions nre different. Very few educated boys in England or Scotlnnd
expect to earn a living during the
first yenr or two of service; indeed THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER u, 1905.
The Passing Show
it is not at all uncommon for a considerable premium to be required hy
the employer for it is realized that a
boy has to learn his business before
he has any appreciable value. But
to invite young Scotchmen to Canada on £50 a year is another proposition. With all has native spirit of
economy the young Scotchman would
find it exceedingly difficult to get
board and lodging and keep himself
suitably dressed on $20 a month. He
might be able to do it in some parts
of Eastern Canada, but he would fail
in British Columbia. Still, The
Week does not agree that the offer
made by the Bank of Commerce for
Scottish clerks is placing a premium
on dishonesty, as several British Columbia writers appear to think. The
honesty of the Old Country boys is
not of so frail a character as to necessarily fail because pocket money is
scarce. Whether the authorities of
the Bank are wise in endeavoring to
lower the standard of living in Canada is another matter. The country
is fairly prosperous. The West is
rich in opportunities for young men
and it is very doubtful if the Bank
of Commerce will be able to keep its
£50-a-year juniors for many months.
opposition candidates three, and returns from four constituencies are in
doubt. The final returns probably
will show 21 government supporters
and four oppositionists—a sufficiently effective victory. In any event the
first Liberal government of Alberta
will be able to have things all their
own way and the few strangers on
the other side of the house might almost as well stay at home!
"The Great American Fraud."
Under the above heading Collier's
Weekly is doing excellent work in
showing up the patent medicine
swindle. A recent issue of the paper
published some interesting figures as
to the percentage of alcohol contained
in some popular brands of patent
medicine dope. "Peruna," which
figures large in the advertising columns of our daily newspapers in
British Columbia, is found by analysis to contain 28 per cent, of alcohol!
Outside of whiskey in bond, Peruna
is about the strongest alcoholic dope
for sale. The percentage of alcohol
in champagne is 9; Peruna is more
than three times as intoxicating as
champagne! No wonder harmless old
ladies say that Peruna makes them
feel good—but then the habit of taking Peruna—like whiskey—is easier
to acquire than to break. Other
"popular" remedies," also recommended by officers of the W. C. T.
U., alleged clergymen, and American
politicians, are found to contain much
alcohol—and practically nothing else.
Those Drawing Books.
The Victoria Board of School
Trustees has solemnly agreed that
the action of the education department in the matter of certain drawings executed by pupils of the South
Park school was correct. That is to
say the school board endorses the
opinion of the superintendent of education, which must be most satisfactory to that gentleman. However,
the minister of education has written to the sehool board pointing out
that the board must not consider itself a court of appeal from decisions
of the department; it would not do
for the board to get too much
"swelled head," especially in view
of recent unwise proceedings on the
part of that highly respectable but
rather absurd body. Recently, The
Week called attention to a most arbitrary and unjust dismissal by the
board of a teacher—without giving
the man a chance to defend himself
—hut no explanation has been forthcoming, although it is awaited with
interest by many citizens.
Doctor Katherine M. H. Blackford, the distinguished Phrenologist,
of the Boston School of Vitosophy,
who is giving a series of free lectures here  to   large   audiences,  has
The Telford Case.
The Full Court has reversed Mr. j
Justice Morrison's decision in the!
appeal of Dr. Robert Telford against j
the action of the Medical Council of ,
British Columbia in removing his
name from the list of medical practitioners. The trouble arose through
the death of a young Vancouver lady
at a sanitarium controlled by Dr. Telford as the result of an illegal operation. At the inquiry held at the time
evidence was given which showed
that Dr, Telford had performed a
"fake" operation for appendicitis to
cover the traces of the other operation alleged to have been performed
by the lady herself. The result of
this decision is to confirm the action
of the Medical Council and Dr. Telford is no longer licensed to practice in this province. The decision
is perfectly just. Mr. Justice Duff
and Mr. Justice Martin remarked on
the grave menace to public health
involved in the practice of abortion,
which, Mr. Justice Duff said, was
very prevalent in the provinee, and
on the gross impropriety of a medical man performing a bogus operation
in the face of his obvious duty to the
parents of the patient.
Elections in Alberta.
As anticipated in Thc Week, the
election returns to hand from Alberta show a "sweeping victory for the
Liberal government. All the ministers have been elected. The government has carried eighteen seats, the
created much interest and favorable
comment.| She lectures again tonight in the A.O.U.W. hall, on
Health. This lecture is said to be
her masterpiece and in it she handles the doctors and the germ theory
of disease without gloves. On Monday afternoon at 3.30 o'clock she
will lecture in the A.O.U.W. hall to
women only, her subject being, "A
Study in Personal Development."
The admission to this lecture is 25
cents. All women interested in personal improvement should not fail
lo attend. Doctor Blackford may be
consulted at the Dominion hotel for
private phrenological examinations
until the end of next week.
The statement in the Victoria
Times that Premier McBride declared at Nelson that if Mr. Houston
did not resign his seat in the Legislature "a way would be found of
declaring the constituency vacant
and open" was an absolute untruth.
Mr. McBride made no statement of
thc sort; it is a pure invention of
the enemy—an enemy to the truth as
well as to Mr. McBride.
A Percolating Maiden.
A plump little three-year-old was
walking with her mother one wet
day, and coming to a muddy crossing the little mother took her up and
ca-ried her over. Before reaching
Hie opposite walk, the ehild felt herself slowly slipping, for she was
quite a burden.
"Oh mamma," she cried, "hold
me tight. I'm dripping!"
A Reverie.
I'm not sorry I went to the opera
this afternoon. So-ciety was there
aud so-sigh-ety was there. A distinction with a difference. I see it
because I'm an outsider. What I
don't see, is why they get these affairs up in the name of charity.
Charity covers a multitude of sins,
I know, but it won't cover a deficit.
"And what shall it profit the orphans if the opera is a howling success and the liabilities exceed the assets?"
And I'm not sorry I met Ada. Its
just as well to take soundings, even
in known waters. I didn't know Ada
had returned; I wouldn't have seen
her if the rector's wife hadn't
stopped me in the lobby to ask something—about subscriptions. While
we were talking May Grantham came
up. I met May often when we were
girls, at lawn tennis parties and garden fetes, but she went East and
married, when she returned, lawn
tennis and garden fetes had lost
their charm for me. She asked the
"rector's wife to a reception, an informal affair; she asked me because
she thought she had to and looked
offended when I refused. Why
should she have thought I would
care to enter a strange house, meet
strange people and drink strange
tea? She's pretty, really; I turned
to look after her and saw—Ada. I
knew her instantly and she knew
me, for she raised her lorgnette and
stared hard, at nothing, above my
head. Once I was her dearest
Memory is like a pool, placid,
clear, until stirred, then it reveals
the murkiness of its depths. And I
can look into it—my sorrowful past
—as I looked into Ada's face, without bitterness and without pain. I
can't remember when I didn't know
Ada. Her mother and mine were
friends. After the bungalow was
built by the beach we spent weeks
and weeks together. Even then, at
the age of eight, Ada was lovely.
Mother thought her perfect. She
never disfigured herself with
scratches, never tore her clothes and
never, never got dirty. Once, after
a lecture and the repeated admonition to look at Ada I resolved as we
went out to play, to return clean. I
took my pinnafore off and hung it or
a tree. The shore was rocky Jus'.t
there. I didn't take my shoes off
till I was down by the water. When
it was time to go home we were away
up the beach. I tore my dress and
got terribly scratched scrambling
over the rocks in search of my shoes.
I meant to be so careful and they
were gone—the tide had come in and
taken them. Still there was some
satisfaction in putting on the clean
pinnafore. How mother laughed as
I marched in. Dirty face and hands
—I'd been crying—dirty scratched
legs, dirty torn dress and a pinnafore, as spotless as Ada's. Mother
thought it comical till the truth came
out, as Ada told it. She deplored my
plight, but her horrified accents implied my deceit. Ada always told
reluctantly. I didn't understand
that she considered it her duty, all
I understood was—that she told.
We were young ladies before T
realized that mother was right. Ada
was perfect.
She was away when I first met the
doctor. Mother liked him; she found
out he liked the Brownings. I'm not
clever. I never could think deeply
or talk darkly. He brought mother
the newest books and discussed with
her their possible plots and impossible characters. He walked on the
beach with me.
One afternoon I found mother
lying back in her chair on the lawn.
Her book lay beside her. I picked
it np and read to her at random.
Mother's eyes were closed. When
T stopped short she didn't open them,
she just murmured "go on." The
doctor, who hnd come np quietly and
thrown himself down on the grass,
motioned me also to "go on." I
went on.
"Unless you can dream   that   his
faith is fast.
Through     behooving   and   unbe-
Unless you can die when the dream
1 is past—
Oh never call it loving I"
I looked up. One moment his
eyes held mine, big, brown, inquiring eyes. Blushing I looked down
and began turning the leaves hastily
in search of something that wasn't
there. When he said good-bye he
held my hand—a little longer than
usual. No, there never was anything that could be said. He came
again the next afternoon and—Ada
was here, sweet, smiling, lovely as
ever. No more chats about books,
no more walks on the beach. We
planned picnics and parties, played
croquet and tennis till she went
Men always liked Ada. She was
so„artless. She didn't believe in the
new woman and she despised gossip.
She would tell things in such a
pained voice and with such a shocked
expression one couldn't help thinking it was a pity she ever knew, for
fear that even knowledge of sin
would sully so white a soul. She let
her light so shine that men saw her
good works in bold relief against a
shadowy background—the dark deeds
of others.
Weeks passed. Ada didn't write
and the doctor didn't come. I saw
nothing of them, heard nothing, till
that night. Ada was engaged to be
married. I heard it by chance,
everyone knew it. I, her dearest
friend, was the only one she hadn't
told she was engaged to marry—the
long, long night! My heart pounded,
How I got home and into my room
T don't know. Oh that night, that
pounded, hard, sickening throbs that
sent the hot blood surging through
my veins to sound in my temples and
beat on my brain. I fell on my
knees by the open window. Clenching my hands I threw my arms out
wildly. God—oh God!—vain, inarticulate, as the anguish of the soul
from which it rose, the prayer died
before it reached my lips, died, in
giving birth to tears.
After a while—or was it hours?
—I grew quiet. I had sobbed it all
out, the futile, unutterable passion,
the futile, unutterable despair. A
cold numbness seized me, physical
as well as mental. Mechanically I
changed my position and leaning over
the wide window ledge, pillowed my
head on my arms. Suddenly, a
sound penetrated that aftermath of
misery, a dull stupor.   I listened.
Hush—sh—sh—sh—sh. Hush—sh—
sh—sh—sh. It was the long, low
wash of the waves. Hush—sh—sh—
sh—sh. Soothing, softly insistent,
as a mother's voice to a tired child.
And listening, I fell asleep.
I never saw the doctor again. After the wedding they went abroad
alnd a y^ar later he died. I think
mother knew. As long as she lived
she never mentioned Ada's name.
I haven't had to live alone. Someone asked me to marry him. He said
he would wait if I thought I could
love him in time. I heard his voice,
but other eyes held mine, big, brown,
inquiring eyes, and I had to say-
Friends have urged me to move
into town, but I will never leave
the bungalow. Here I have no neighbors, but nature has many voices
to ears attuned. When the wind
whispers, I learn the witchery of the
woods, in the stream's murmur the
mystery of the valley and in the
bird's song the sublimity of the
hills. The music of the sea is mine,
from a simple lullabye to the grandest oratorio, when the waves lift up
their voices and the winds join in a
mighty chorus that rolls and swells
till the earth shakes, and the  very
heavens echo   its   thousand   aniens.
And I have my books.   It is something to know great men, it is much
to know great books; and when they .
bear,  as  mine  do,  the  imprint of
other   fingers,   the impressions of,
other minds they have another value
far above their own.   That'well horn1
volume of Keats was father's favorite.    That   Omar   Khayyam bears 1
mother's name and the date of my
birth.    Underneath father wrote ini
his whimsical fashion,  "Beware of]
teasing Allah for a son."
So many books, father's, mother's,I
mine, all different, as different asj
our lives—and our lives are like the<|
Here is one, not richly bound nor
widely read and the story, with its'
heroine who was a woman only, and
its hero who was only a dream, is
done. The few pages remaining are
blank, when they too are turned the
bbok wiH be closed^ newr to he
read again by the light of this world.]
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On Saturday last at St. John's
church by the Rev. Percival Jenns,
Mr. John Hebden Gillespie, eldest
son of Mr. George Gillespie of the.
Bank of Commerce, was united in
marriage to Miss Mary Ann Isabella Todd, eldest daughter of the
late J. H. and Mrs. Todd of "Season," St. Charles street. The ceremony was very quiet, only the relatives of the young couple being present at the church, which was most
tastefully decorated with white
chrysanthemums and greens. The
bride wore a handsome gown of ivory
satin with honiton laee, the tulle
veil being studded with pearls, was
caught up with orange blossoms. She
wore a very handsome pearl and diamond necklace, the gift of the
groom, and carried a shower bouquet
of white roses and lily of the valley tied with narrow white ribbon.
The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Nellie Todd, who wore a
most becoming gown of mauve chiffon with panne pelvet picture hat of
mauve and earned a bouquet of
mauve chrysanthemums with chiffon
streamers. She wore a very pretty
pearl and diamond brooch the gift
of the groom. The bride was given
away by her brother, Mr. A. E\
Todd. Mr. Alick Gillespie supports
ed his brother. Mrs. Todd wore a
most becoming gown of grey satin
with toque to match. Mrs. Gillespie
wore a blue brocaded satin with
black picture hat and carried pink
carnations. Mrs. Charles Todd wore
white cloth with toque to match.
After the ceremony a reception
was held at the family residence,-St.
Charles street. This lovely new
house was beautifully decorated for
the occasion. The bride and groomi
received in the drawingroom under
a set of bells made of white chrysanthemums and asparagus fern—the entire decorations here and in the dining room were white and green, love-
^ly white chrysanthemums peeping
out of the green. The table on
which the cake stood was done in
white roses  and  maidenhair    fern.
' From the chandlier to the four corners of the room was festooned smylax and white ribbon.
The presents, which were very
handsome and numerous, were displayed in the billiard room. Among
the many friends present were noticed Rev. P. and Mrs. Jenns, Misses
Gillespie, Miss Wigby, Mr., Mrs. and
Miss Mara, Mr. and Mrs. Gresley,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rhodes, Mrs.
Little, Mrs. J. D. and Miss Dunsmuir, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Innes,
Mrs. McKay, Miss A. McKay, Mrs.
and Miss Bullen, Miss Drake, Mr.
and Mrs. A. Crease, Capt., Mrs. and
Misses Devereux, Mr. and Mrs. C.
E. Pooley, Mr. Charlie Pooley, Miss
Pooley, Dr. and Mrs. Herman Robertson, Mrs. Barnard, Mrs. and Miss
Keefer, Mr. C. Keefer, Mr. and Mrs.
W. S. Gore, Mr. Arthur Gore, Mr.,
Mrs. and Misses Monteith, Mr. Roger Monteiith, Mi's. McQuade, Mr*,
and Miss King, Mr. and Mrs. C. L.
Foster, Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Lamp-
man, Capt., Mrs. and Miss K. Gaudin, Mr, and Mrs. Stuart Robertson,
Mrs. Raymur, Mr. Basil Prior, Mr.
Willis, Rev. I. Sweet, Mrs. and the
Misses Sweet, Mr. and Mrs. G. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Ker, Mr.
and Mrs. Brett, Col. and Mrs. Prior,
Miss Crease, Miss G. Parry, Miss G.
Green, Mrs. and Miss Bell, Miss
Dupont, Miss N. Dupont, Mrs. McCallum, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Pooley,
Mr. and Mrs. Ard, Mr. and Mrs. C.
E. Baker, Miss Clapham, Capt. and
Mrs. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Hood,
Bishop and Mrs. Perrin, Mr. and
Mrs. E. V. Bodwell, Miss McCann,
Miss Butchart, Miss Camsusa, Mr.
and Mrs. A. S. Dumbleton, Mr. and
Mrs. Gibb,  Mrs. Burke, Mrs.    and
[Miss Hanington,  Mrs.  Holmes,  Mr.
and Mrs. Holt, Mr. and Mrs. J. E,
Wilson, Mr. J. Todd, Capt. and Mrs.
Bunbury, Mrs. and Miss Irving. After the reception the newly married
couple left midst a shower of confetti and good wishes for Nelson, at
which place Mr. Gillespie is in the
Bank of Commerce. The bride's go-
ing-away dress was a suit of red
eloth with ermine toque, stole and
muff to match.
* *   *
Extract from recent English papers: "A quiet wedding was solemnized at Holy Trinity .church,
Bramby, on Monday, October 16th,
when Mr. William Henry Charles-
worth, of Bramby, son of the late
Rev. J. R. Charlesworth, rector of
Elstead, and of Lady Francis
Charlesworth of South View, Bramby, was united in matrimony to
Mrs. Eva Edith Kirby, daughter of
the late Rev. P. Ground and Mrs.
Ground of Victoria, B. C. The bride,
who was married in her traveling
dress, was given away by Lady
Frances Charlesworth. Miss Muriel
Edgar acted as bridesmaid. The
groom was supported by her brother,
Mr. Gray T. Charlesworth. Mr. H.
Critchley, organist of the Busbridge
church, presided at the organ. The
newly wedded couple left for London and other places for their honeymoon. Amongst the donors of the
presents, which were many, were:
Bishop Ansow, the Earl of Stamford, cousin of the groom, cheque;
Lady Frances Charlesworth, groom's
mother, cheque; and Miss Hewertson,
aunt of the groom, cheque.
* »   *
Miss E. Camp of Saanich was presented with a very handsome cut
glass dish and silver spoon on her
resignation by the pupils of the West
Saanich school. Miss Carrie Hagan
read an address expressing the love
and esteem of the pupils and wishing
her every happiness in her future
life. Miss Camp is to be married
shortly   to    Mr. Henry Downey of
North Saanich.
• •   •
Miss Ella roster returned this
week from Quebec, where she has
been  visiting friends  for  the  la#
three months.
• *   •
Mrs. Bell (nee Miss Macfarlane)
who was married to Dr. Bell, brother
of Mrs. Fred B. Pemberton, at Dawson recently, is staying with  Mrs.
F. Pemberton.
• ♦   «
Mrs. G. W. Haynes returned on
Thursday from a trip to the East.
Mrs. Rowe, of Michigan street, has
taken over the Mikado tea rooms and
will provide recherche little feasts
at all times of the day.
• *  *
After two months' visit with Mrs.
G. F. D. Simpson, Mrs. E. A. Leigh
and Miss Marguerite Emerson have
returned to San Francisco.
* #   *
The Marchioness of Donegal, who
jhas been a guest at Government
House for the past few days, met
with a very pleasant surprise on
visiting the coast, having met Mrs.
S. M. Goddard, Niagara street, who
is a relative of her late husband, the
Marquis of Donegal. En route to
England she will be a guest of Earl
Grey, Governor-General of Canada,
who is also a relative of the late
Marquis. On October 8th, 1903, a
son and heir was born to the Marquis, who now inherits the title,
and is at present the youngest Mary
qilis living. The Marchioness of
Donegal was much delighted with
Vietoria and its surroundings.
• »   •
Mrs. J. 0. Graham returned last
week from a visit to Vancouver.
♦ ♦  *
Miss   Violet   Pooley returned on
Sunday from Vernon.
* *   *
Mrs. A. Griffiths is visiting friends
in Vancouver.
Mr. Beauchamp Pinder left last
week for a trip to England. Mr.
Pinder will be away for some
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The celebration of King Edward's
birthday, on Thursday last, occurred
at a time when the political outlook
is singularly favorable for Great Britain. During no period since the
King's accession has the horizon appeared so clear of clouds as it does
to-day, and it is not too much to
say that this happy condition of the
nation's affairs is in some measure
due to His Majesty's influence in the
diplomatic world. The King, we are
told, passed Thursday at his country
house of Sandringham and was the
recipient of congratulatory telegrams
from all parts of the globe. Looking
back over the years that have passed
since he ' succeeded his mother as
head of the British nation, His Majesty must have been thankful for the
difficulties that have been overcome,
for the friendship of many nations
now extended to Great Britain and
for the many proofs of the people's
loyalty and affection towards himself. His reign commenced while his
country was involved in an unhappy
and costly struggle in South Africa
—a war rendered necessary by the
stubbornness of a people we desired
to be friendly with—and when the
principal European powers were in
anything but a neighborly mood. But
peace has been restored in South
Africa; conditions have been greatly
improved from the British standpoint
in the Far East, and in Europe,
France has come closer to England
than at any previous period in the
history of the two countries.
Mr. A. J. Balfour, who followed the
old custom of addressing the assemblage at the Lord Mayor's banquet
on foreign and domestic policy, was
afforded a pleasant opportunity on
this occasion. "A century ago Pitt,
standing where I now stand, prophesied walr; Oo-day I prophesy
peace," said the Premier, and he
proceeded to enunciate the reasons
for his prophecy. These, of course,
were based on the friendly relations
now existing between the powers of
Europe and the absence of any serious cause for dissension. Mr. Balfour
declared that the King's government
had done everything possible to
ward off the dangers of war and to
develop a scheme of international arbitration, and he wns sanguine of success. He mnde a brief reference to
the situation in Russia, which is reported as follows:
"Our friends in Russia are absorbing public interest by the great movement they are making in the direction ,as we believe, of self-government. The task of the Emperor and
his advisers is indeed not an easy
one, but there is none in Great Britain who does not wish them every
success, and I express the earnest
wish that the movement may not in
the future be stained by the unnecessary effusion of blood. We hope that
the movement will bring happiness
to countless millions unsullied by a
repetition of the painful and horrible
events which made the initial progress so lamentable."
The Premier was able, also, to
speak of improved conditions in the
industries of Great Britain and devoted a considerable proportion of
his speech to the subject of the unemployed, expressing his sympathy
for them and his desire to assist
those who could not get employment.
No reference appears to have been
made to Mr. Chamberlain's fiscal
policy, which, if carried out, probably
would soon remove the causes which
made for lack of employment in Great
it is not apparent that any corresponding good would result or any
good at all. To put whiskers on them
is clearly inadmissable. There is not
the slightest allusion in the Bible to
an angel with whiskers; and now that
the idea of an angel has been firmly
fixed in the public mind, such 'an
angel would be absolutely grotesque."
A discussion has been going on in
New York which has attracted general attention on account of the extraordinary cause for dispute. The
trouble started with the objection of
the Building Committee of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to the
mistake of the sculptor, Mr. Gutzon-
Borglum', in making feminine angels
for the adornment of the great
church. The sculptor replied by destroying the figures of Gabriel, the
Angel of Annunciation, and of Michael, the Angel of the Resurrection,
and will replace them by masculine
figures, but the other seraphim and
cherubim, so the papers report, will
remain as they are. There has been
enough talk about the difference of
opinion between architect and committee to fill the advertising pages of
a popular magazine, says Saturday
Night and nothing definite has came
of it, except the awakening of the
public to the fact that they have
known little about Biblical references
to angels. A New York writer says:
"From Genesis to Revelation, from
cover to cover of the Bible, there is
no mention made of a female angel.
From the earliest points in the Scripture narrative whenever a pronoun is
used referring to an angel or 'messenger,' it is invariably the masculine
pronoun." The sculptor, while admitting his failure to observe sacred
traditions, says, "In the angel idea
there is something pure and spiritual and clearly beautiful which is
more  compatible  with  woman  than
with man  The ancient painters
and sculptors always represented the
angels in female form." The publication which summarizes the discussion admits that the poular conception of an angel seems to be that of
a woman. If the Building Committee
hnd preserved a discreet silence,
probably no trouble would have arisen in any other quarter, as the male
members of the church would hardly
have heen so ungallant as to object
to the presence of lady angels. But
we live in nn age of scientific research and specialization when accuracy in matters of detail is insisted
upon and men ennnot depend upon
artistic traditions for carrying out
ecclesiastical designs. It remains for
a Baltimore newspaper to destroy
another fond belief by asserting:
"The wings of angels are entirely
ideal," while an irreverent reader
commenting on this remark says, "I
always thought they were fuss and
feathers." The Baltimore scribe remarks on tho discomfort which would
arise from conforming in sculpture to
Scriptural reference: "To convert
nil the stnhtes nnd pictures of angels
j into men would be to displace ideals
j which have pleased nnd comforted
i the worlds for hundreds of years and
The amount of interest taken in
the movements of John Houston by
the Liberal party newspapers in
British Columbia must be a source
of wonders to outsiders. Mr. Houston
is an erratic gentleman, with the
brains that so often accompany an
erratic temperament. He fell out
with the provincial leaders of his
party because he did not get from
them something he wanted. Since
then Mr. Houston has been the one
Conservative in the province esteemed by the opposition press. Long ago
the ruin of the government was foretold by these political writers as the
result of the anger of Mr. Houston.
The prophecy, like • many others
founded not on reason but on hope,
failed to come true. The government is stronger than ever and Mr.
Houston has pitched his tent in Na-
vada, secure from the importunities
of British Columbia creditors. But he
has not resigned his seat in the Legislature. He is still the duly elected
representative of the people of Nelson and he still is entitled to the
indemnity allowed members of the
Legislature. Prom this the Liberal
newspapers take heart afresh, and the
Times of Victoria once again is hopeful of trouble for the McBride administration when Mr. Houston reappears on the floor of the House.
He may reappear. If he does The
Week will be glad to see him—so will
half the politicians and newspaper
men in Victoria. But there won't
be any trouble.
So We Try Again.
We never know what we can do
till we try, and then we frequently
find that we can't.—Grand Forks Sun.
Vernon Postmastership.
Some exchanges have mentioned
about a change of postmasters in Vernon,, averring that a new man named
Lefroy had been put in charge of the
office and that sundry Liberals in the
town were very hot over not being
consulted about the change. Vernon
papers appear to have been silent on
the subject. Whether the former
postmaster, H. R. Parke, who appeared to be giving general satisfaction,
has been set aside for a more active
partisan, or some difference has arisen between Mr. Parke and the department which made him quit is
apparently not known. Mr. Parke
was a Liberal of the old school, and
a great admirer—too great, in fact—
of the retiring postmaster-general,
whose methods to him seemed praiseworthy, even if for the sake of economy he allowed certain sections of
the country to struggle along with a
very inadequate postal service. Mr.
Parke was one of the old-timers that
for general capability could hold his
own with anyone, either new or old,
and it seems very strange indeed that
lie should now step aside to give place
to another whose name has figured
among the most active partizans of
the town.—Hedlev Gazette.
Editor, The Week: Having gathered from the tone of your paper
that you are independent and above
all influences of party in city politics, I venture to solicit your valuable
help in airing a grievance which at
present oppresses all the dwellers on
Dallas road. I refer to the intolerable nuisance caused by the Victoria
Chemical Works, which are situated
at the outer wharf. The Dallas road
is one of the pleasantest spots in
Victoria either for a walk or for permanent location; it is only necessary
to stroll up this road on a fine afternoon to see how popular it is. But
—and, it is a big "but"—the beauties of tbis part of the town are
marred to an enormous extent by the
obnoxious fumes which pour out of
the chimneys of the Chemical works.
Some three years ago a petition was
signed by various citizens to the
number of about 500 protesting
against this abuse of the public convenience for the benefit of the privileged few, in consequence of which
some improvements were instituted
which served to allay popular feeling for the time being. The question
arises again; which is the more important to the city as a whole—the
welfare, comfort' and health of a
large proportion of its citizens, or
the money bags of a few capitalists?
In no town in the Old Country would
the nuisance be allowed to exist.
Why is it here? Is it solely owing
to the want of energy on the part
of the inhabitants who are content
to allow the fairest part of their
town to be made insupportable, or
can the reason be traced to the fact
that certain members of the City
Council are interested in these works
and are therefore unwilling to approve of any scheme which will entail
a slight expense in order to benefit,
or rather to cease to annoy, certain
of their fellows? I can assure you
that I have seen passengers come off
some of the big boats at the outer
wharf with their handkerchiefs up
to their noses;' I have come across
cases where they have longed for the
boat to sail before her time to rid
them of the poisonous odors which
assail them; I have heard visitors
who have been staying at the only
hotel on the Dallas Road complaining
at the situation as they were subjected to this annoyance. Why should
the comfort of the many be subjected
to the profit of the few?
If anyone doubts the seriousness
of these remarks let him or her go
down to the Dallas Road on any day
when a light north wind is blowing;
at this time of the year there will not
be much difficulty in choosing such a
day, and see for himself or herself
whether the atmosphere is suitable
for a prolonged stay.
And while on this subject, Sir, I
would beg to point out that at the
present moment a soap factory is in
process of erection at Sehl's Point.
May I suggest that it would he well
for the citizens to have a definite assurance as to where the sewage from
this factory will emerge. The factory is situated too low for the main
sewer to be used and the natural
conclusion is that the sewage will
flow out into the harbor. I would
respectfully advise any person who
has any idea of what the effluvia
from a soap sewage is like, and who
lives anywhere in the neighborhood
of the harbor to start "kicking" before it is too late.
Stanley Ross, the twelve year old
son of Charles Ross, was murdered
by a Chinaman at Sintaluta last
week. Young Ross left home to go
to a laundry. He was gone only a
few minutes when he rushed back
bleeding profusely from a large hole
in the back of the head, apparently
made by some blunt instrument. He
died without speaking. The Chinaman was discovered with his throat
cut from ear to ear, but it is thought
he will recover..
Patrick Welch, who has charge of
the V. V. & E. railway construction
work in British Columbia for J. W.
Stewart, states that a construction
outfit is now on the way to begin
work on the section of the road from
the international boundary line to
Keremeos, and he expected it to be
Toilet Sets—
Fall's Fetching
In the light of present high-]
art shaping and ornamentingj
of toilet ware, the sets of ten]
years ago are horrible to con-j
Q Recollect the wide colored bands with ]
gold lines on the ugly shapes that were]
considered fashionable in those days?    i
<J We open this closed book that you]
may better appreciate the advances made j
in potting in a decade.   It has been a j
marvelous progress.
<J Sets to harmonize with any decorative t
color-schemes or room furnishings are
now on show.
•I Glad to show them.
well under way in about ten days.
While the contractors have not yet
obtained   the   railway laborers they;
need, men are now coming in more
freely, since the harvests have been 1
gathered, and th work    under Mr.
Welch  is proceeding quite satisfactorily on this side of the line west^
of Midway.   The easiest work is being finished before severe    weather,!
sets in, and as the winters are notj
bad in many places along the new
line, it is expected to keep up the
rock cutting and other grading all
At Kenora, on November 1, a very'
serious accident to a passenger train
on the C. P. R. line took place, and
a special immigration train of 18
coaches was wrecked. It was standing on the track taking water when
the freight train crashed into the
rear, owing, it is believed, to the
engineer dozing as he passed the/
flagman's signal. Two women were
burned to death. Men smashed the
windows of the burning coaches and
dragged women and children to safety. The occupants of the train were
burled in all directions when the fast
freight struck.
A change that will give an impetus
to fruit growing around Enderby, and
one which will in a short time greatly increase the amount of fruit shipped from here, is about to take effect, says the Enderby Progress. Sir
Arthur Stepney, and his manager,
Mr. Heggle, after consulting experts
at the coast and down the valley as
to the more profitable work of the
Stepney ranch adjoining Enderby,
have decided to go in extensively for
fruit growing.
The B. C. Copper Co. have taken
up thc bond on the Apex group and
the second instalment will be paid
to-day. Mr. Keffer was arranging
yesterday with his local superintendent, M. D. Hall, for prosecution of,
the work during the winter, and he
appears to be well satisfied with thel
showing to date. THE WREK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER n, 1905.
* A Lady's Letter *
oQc ofle
Dear Madge,—The few days of
glorious sunshine we have had lately
positively make me feel young again.
Here I am dating my letters November, and actually sitting out on the
verandah as I write. It almost
seems incredible, does it not, when
we think of our Eastern Canadian
friends blocked up "mid snow and
ice." My garden, I must confess,
has taken on rather a mournful appearance, being shrouded in dead
leaves . The flowers have all disap.
peared, save a few dissipated looking
roses ,that present rather an "up all
night aspect," yet seem loth to retire for their winter's sleep. My dear
old trees that were so glorious in
their spring attire are gaunt and
bare now, yet they are picturesque
in their nakedness and one gets such
delightful glimpses of sky and mountains through their weiry, twisted
limbs that form quaint shaped forms
for these dainty bits of scenery.
Speaking of autumn, we must not
forget its glorious tints, and that
reminds me that you asked for the
fashionable colors this season.
Browns, reds, yellowey browns, purples, and dark greens seem to he the
most popular, but the color of the
moment, I am told, is mole, only it
is called smoky grey—a comfortable
dispensation since it is possible to
companion an old frock with a new
hat  and still be  in the  height  of
fashion. I
. 1,
The quaintest of the new hats are
perhaps the dear little Charles I.
modes with tiny brims and oval
crowns and big bunches of feathers
inclining to the rearward. The new
Lancer feathers, which are tremendously long in the fibre, form quite
a curtain on some of the very smart
picture hats, and are something quite
out of the common. Hem-stitched
chiffon veils are being used on many
of the fur touques this year. A good
idea is to have the veil made detached but all ready to be pinned on if
required. Nothing looks sillier than
these floating draperies in the wrong
place; on the other hand, they are
very smart in the right one. Half the
"clothes failures" one encounters
are due to the non-observanee of this
simple rule of fitness. Well might
Browning sing: "Never the time and
place," whilst we conclude: "And
the right hat all together." To say
that the new shaped hats are eccentric feebly describes their divergencies. Whether the apparent back is
to the front, or the apparent front
to the back, is, as the Irishman said,
"all one," and this irresponsibility
of outline is not the least of the present mode's attractiveness.
I am surprised to hear that you
have turned "match maker" in your
old age, and that you already have
selected a rich old bachelor husband
for your nieee. But let me tell you
Madge, that old bachelors are spoiled dearlings of fortune and they are
shy, therefore the net must be spread
by an adept hand. Opulent and distinguished bachelors don't expect to
marry. They are wedded to a sense
of their own importance. But tell
your niece to remember that if frailty
is the name of woman, vanity is the
name of man. Vanity is the side entrance to every man's heart, especially to old bachelors. Bright men
have a seaside appetite for praise
and are ostriches in the digestion of
it. That is the reason why very
often the quiet, unpretentious woman
who can administer a judicious amount of flattery, either sincere or
otherwise, leads a man captive from
the centre of a group of unsympathetic beauties.
If temptations are to be met, wrest-
I ed with and overcome, commend me
to women, more especially those who
go to Weiler Bros, with the pious resolve of buying only just what they
went for. Here abstinence becomes
nothing less than martyrdom, and the
woman who can really come away
with only the tin saucepans, or whatever she went to buy, should he set
far above the ordinary. Each day
this store seems to present a new
temptation, in the line of artistic
novelties, and this week their display
of decorative china plates that has
lately arrived from England is perhaps one of tbe most tempting. Of
course you know that there is a great
demand at present for these decorative plates, and for a panelled hall,
dining room or sitting room, this sort
of decoration is most suitable. I noticed a number of the old blue delf
plates, willow pattern ,that I longed
to possess for my dining room, also
a number of delightful hunting scenes
taken from well known old English
prints that would be so bright for the
sitting room. There were besides,
plates suitable for drawing rooms;
these were very dainty, in delicate
pastel shades, with gold fillings. My
heart fairly yearned for two that
seemed to be a mystery of the palest
pink roses and buds.
Unlike the early Victorian young
lady who was never heard before
seen, that particular brand of
Wright's Coal Tar Soap can generally be "smelled" before seen, and
as an unequivocal disinfectant,
cleanser, and purifier may be truthfully declared second to none. An
old friend of forty years' standing,
it has well stood the test of time in
these changeable days by reason of
its sheer good qualities, which is more
than can be said for most things or
people. Terry & Marett always keep
the splendid soap in stock, for sale
by the box or cake.
Latterly the store cupboard has
begun to play as important a part in
every home, as it did in the good old
Georgian days of jam-making and
pickle preserving, when the famous
cook Elizabeth Lazenby, conceived
the idea of retailing her special preparations to a waiting world, and so
founded one of the most flourishing
businesses of modern times. Dixi H.
Ross have in stock some of Lazenby's splendid soup which I can highly
recommend, and I should moreover advise you to lay in a good stock of
their potted meats, fish, soups, olives,
fruit cake, etc., because in these days,
our Chinese cooks have an inconvenient way of absenting themselves at
odd intervals and_ there is nothing
like being prepared for these emergencies.
I had a great treat yesterday.
Having saved up a few dollars I determined to purchase a Christmas
present for a dear friend in the Old
Country. Naturally I turned instinctively to Challoner & Mitchell's. On
entering this delightful store the first
thing that struck me was the vacancy
of my own ideas; for the life of me
could not think of a suitable present.
Thank goodness! this difficulty was
immediately solved by two questions
of the courteous assistant and
hey! presto!! a tray covered
with beautiful presents was displayed, all at the same price and
most of them suitable for my friend.
me! I must have taken up fully
twenty minutes of that young man's
Truly Mumm's Champagne has attained a wonderful position in the
kingdom of wines. Not only does
one read and hear of it as being THE
wine at every Royal banquet but at
every wedding it seems to be the
only popular and fashionable medium
for toasting the bride's health; it
seems to me it is not only the wine
for kings, emperors and presidents,
but for their subjects also.
Returns for 361 sacks of ore, about
eighteen tons, shipped from the Sirdar, Crescent and Empire claims of
the Mammoth group to Trail smelter
were $2,431.82, after deducting
freight and railway charges. The
gross returns were $2,787.66. Eight
months' supplies have been put in
and the mine will work all winter.
W. B. Pool states that the Great
Northern Mines have already raised
$60,000 for the development and
equipment of their properties and
they intend raising another $60,000
which will enable the properties to
be operated in the best and most
economical manner, and it is believed
will convert them into early dividend payers. A Nelson telegram
says: Three directors, F. W. God-
sal of Pincher Creek; W. F. Cochrane and W. B. Pool have each subscribed $20,000 apiece to the fund,
and the first named director will proceed to London and will raise the balance.
Boundary's high grade mines continue to make excellent records, and
some new properties will shortly be
added to the shipping list in all probability, says the Phoenix Pioneer.
Several important ore strikes have
recently been made, and the old
standbys are looking well. The strike
of ore reported last week from the
Prince Henry, near Greenwood, is
turning out to be much better than
anticipated. The ore was found in
the bottom of the shaft, at a depth
of some 115 feet. At this depth a
drift has been run 25 feet in, and the
ore body is from ten to twenty-four
inches wide, being literally sprinkled
throughout with wire silver. As work
proceeds with the force of six men,
the vein improves. Tests made from
average samples give $160 per ton,
mostly in silver and gold, though
much higher results have been had.
It is the intention of the management
to send out a car of ore to the smelter some time this month. On the
Elkhorn, on which work was resumed
on the tenth of last month, the miners have already broken into a body
of rich ore that will run over $100 to
the ton. Sinking was continued on
the main shaft, through the dyke for
some 150 feet, and the same fine body
of ore previously encountered was
reached. Manager Spankie has ordered a five horse power electric hoist
for use at the Elkhorn. This week
the Skylark is loading a couple of
cars of ore, one of high grade and
another of second class, and the
Providence is shipping regularly
1 three or four cars monthlv- The
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did not end here; the present   was!ont 0re.   Other high grade mines are
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neatly and carefully packed, with my
card and good wishes enclosed, addressed and put on one side to be
mailed on the right date to reach my
friend on or just before Christmas
day. I did not want to buy anything
more, but oh! I did want to look at
some of the many beautiful things
displayed in the glass cases. I have
since wondered if I really expressed
the thought aloud or was it a case of
thought reading, for the next moment
T found myself looking at the loveliest jewelry creations imaginable and
all these treasures were freely shown
lo me as a matter of courtesy and
not with a view to business.   Dear
preparing to send out ore also, and
those interested in Boundary's high
grade properties are much encouraged.
It is said that Bishop Whipple, of
Minnesota, being held up hy a footpad, said indignantly: "Sir, I am the
Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal
Diocese of Minnesota." "The devil
you are!'' replied the robber; "why,
that is my church, too!"
The Irish Ladies' Choir of Dublin
is to tour the continent and will
probably put in an appearance in
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There is a revival of interest in
psychical research in Victoria these
days, due in no small measure to the
coming of Mr. Hamilton, a professor
of the school of magnetic healing,
and also a man well read in the mysteries of psychology. Every intelligent person is interested in these
things but the way to knowledge is
exceedingly difficult. Certain phenomena are admitted but the difficulty is to find cause for effect. To
be thoroughly convinced the human
intellect requires more than experience; it wants reasons. Some attempt has been made by learned gentlemen to express telepathy, for instance, in semi-scientific terms. Sir
William Brooks, Maurice de Fleury
and others have advanced the vibratory theory that thought creates waves
in ether which are recorded in other
minds. There is quite a mass of evidence in support of this theory, but at
the best it is dealing in vague ideas.
We utilize electricity to run cars,
light our houses and streets and as
a means of communication with
friends at a distance, but we know
very little about electricity. If we
could put telepathy, for instance, to
the same practical uses—and wireless
telegraphy is getting near it—we
should all believe in it, even if we
did not understand it.
* *   *
But this is just where we fail. On
nearly every occasion on which an
effort has been made to utilize telepathy or pyschometry it has failed.
The case of Miss Money, the unfortunate girl who was murdered in a
railway tunnel in England recently, is
to the point. The official investigators failed to solve the mystery and
certain professors of pyschometry
endeavored to supply the clue to the
tragedy. Pyschometry goes further
than telepathy because it supposes
that the vibrations penetrate to an
object worn or in frequent use by the
person of whom information is
sought. But while the accumulated
evidence of centuries favors belief
that there is something in the theory,
efforts to utilize pyschometry for
practical information of the sort described above do not succeed.
* *   *
To return to Mr. Hamilton: The
professor held the first of his series
of weekly demonstrations in the Labor
Hall on Wednesday night. There
was a good sized audience and the demonstration was an entire success, so
far as the power of Mr. Hamilton to
control subjects taken from the audience is concerned. Mr. Hamilton
claims to be able to cure various
forms of nervous disorder by suggestion and these claims were upheld at Wednesday's meeting by a|
member of the audience who said that
he had been under treatment by Mr.
Hamilton onec to overcome a habit
of excessive smoking wilh complete
success. The method pursued by Mr.
Hamilton in cases of this sort is to
suggest to the patient that indulgence in the habit will have disagreeable results. He claims that with
six weeks' treatment he can cure the
most inveterate drunkard by this
wonderful power of magnetic suggestion. Another branch of Mr. Hamilton's work is to increase any person's magnetic powers. Tn certain
businesses and professions success
largely depends upon personal magnetism and the strengthening of this
peculiar force must be of great value.
From what I have seen of the professor, I am convinced that he knows
what he is about, and that he cannot
he numbered among the "humbugs."
Many persons confuse the more or
less recognized phenomena of a
psychological character with the production of somewhat ineffectual
spooks by professional "spiritists."
So far as the phenomena of spiritual-
is concerned, much may be explained
by magnetism and telepathy. I have
attended several "seances" and seen
and felt things that I could not quite
understand but I have never been
satisfied that these things were the
result of any real communication with
the "spirit world." Indeed, the majority of the "messages" received
were of a singularly dull and uninteresting character and therefore of no
value except for the suppositious
value attached to them as messages
"from the dead." The truth of
spiritualism as a system has yet to
be demonstrated. The conditions prevailing at a "seance," the quiet sympathy of those present, the desire for
certain things to happen, the music
and so forth, unite to produce phenomena of a magnetic-suggestive-
telepathic character. Indeed, I am
convinced that it frequently happens
that persons present are actually
hypnotized and imagine things to occur that do not occur at all. Then
again there is often fraud, for the
temptation for "mediums" to produce phenomena by fraud when other
means fail is very strong indeed.
* *  *
But on at least two occasions I have
had experiences of my own of a
super-normal character which I could
not explain by any of the above-
mentioned means. And I have met
few people who have lived any length
of time who are not in a similar position. This leads to the supposition that there is truth in the oft-
quoted remark of Hamlet to Horatio
on the subject of the appearance of
the ghost of Hamlet's father. The
belief in tbe appearance of ghosts of
the departed is almost universal, and
there must be some good ground for
the tradition. It is thought by some
that the transition of a spirit from
the dead body to another sphere of
existence is not rapid but gradual and
that during the period of that transition the spirit is able to manifest its
presence to friends. Perhaps the
origin of our funeral customs—the
quiet interval between death and
burial, the flowers placed about the
coffin, the subdued lights in the room
where the body is laid—is to be found
in a half-knowledge that the spirit is
still near its former tenement and is
conscious, to some extent, of its surroundings. It is possible to imagine
that during the final stages of the
separation of body and spirit there is
an incomplete but living personality
half material and half immaterial,
and subject to come extent to the
consciousness of the conditions of
both worlds. In this theory may
possibly be found the explanation of
those cases, fairly well authenticated,
of the appearance to friends and relations of the shade of a person at
the time or shortly after the time
of death. According to tradition,
there nre some spirits so wedded to
the passions of earthly existence as
lo be unable ever to become entirely
separated from thc material world.
These—shall we surmise ?—may be
the evil spirits who haunt the scenes
of their crimes and terrify harmless people whenever occasion offers.
* *   *
In tho ordinary spiritualistic
seance, the attempt is made to create
a channel of communication with the
spirit world. The means used are
not unlike those belonging to ancient,
and modern religious ceremonies.
The use of music, which hns a language of its own and may well be
derived from the harmonies of the
universe—both material and spiritual
—is peculiar to almost all churches
and all systems of worship. Devil
worshippers in some cases use a
form of music which consists chiefly of clanging discords, and may well
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represent the spirit of evil just as
harmonies may have their inspiration from the spirit of good. But
unfortunately there are features of
the modern "seance" which naturally arouse suspicion in the investigator. Subdued lights are expected,
but a condition of absolute darkness
is unexpected and renders fraud
comparatively easy. Again, many
methods in use for receiving the
"spirit communications" are obviously unsatisfactory and capable
of explanation by purely material influences. Table rapping clearly is objectionable. There is no satisfactory
reason why spirits should communicate through so material an object
or in so tedious a fashion, and it is I
easy to believe that the table is
moved or rapped upon by human
hands or feet. And people are so
ready to believe in the "supernatu- j
ral'' that fraud finds easy victims j
in any sort of spiritualistic seance,    j
This week's shows at Watson's
thentre attracted large and appreciative audiences. "Carmen" was
the play selected for the first three
days of the week, and the tragic
story of the love affairs of the cigarette maker was very effectively
told by the Watson company. Miss
Mae Keane as "Carmen" and Mr.
Harry Pollard as her lover played
their respective parts with sympathy
and ability. During the latter part
of the week a sterling play "Capital
and Labor" was produced, and those
who have not yet seen this drama
can do so this afternoon or evening.
Starting on Monday night, November 13th, Joaquin Miller's great play
of Mormon life, "The Danites," will
run the first half of the week, and
a grand old English double bill, "My
Turn Next," a roaring farce, to be
followed by the celebrated English
comedy, "David Garrick," will be
provided during the last half of the
♦ *  *
There was a big audience at the
Victoria on Wednesday evening,
when the musical comedy "Peggy
From Paris" held the boards. Tho
costuming was excellent and the
music catchy.
* *  •
The Victoria Mandolin Club will
give an attractive concert in the A.
0. U. W. hall on the evening of November 15. The concert will be followed by the performance of a little
play "Jessamy's Courtship."
"Arizona" will be presented at
the Victoria theatre this evening by
a capable organization under the direction of W. B. Raymond. It is a
stirring old play which is popular
with many theatre-goers.
Starting Monday, Nov.13
The Thrilling Mormon Drama
"The Danites"
Wednesday Matinee
Starting Thursday Big Double Bill
"My Turn Next"
"David Garrick"
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
talent that pains and money can secure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8:80.
Admission: 10 and 25c.
Week   ef November 13,1905.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Daily—7.30 to 11.80.      Matinees ioc. all over.
A Sensaiion
CHIQUIT A, the smallest woman in the
world.   Also
Thomas Meegan & Co.
In the comedy playlet "On the Q. T."
Miss Ida Russell
Musical Act, Clay Modelling, etc.
Miss Maud Hughes
In Illustrated Song
New Moving Pictures
"Around New York in 15 Minutes"
Savoy ,
Week November 13
Sketch Artists.
Winsome Soubrette.
15c and 25c THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER n, 1905.
Mr. Albert J. Watson—known to
the theatrical world and outside of
it as "Genial Al"—began life some
twenty or thirty-five years ago. Mr.
Watson is very shy about giving his
exact age—he wants it known that he
is still in the "matinee idol" class
and will not take a back seat for any
of his clever company; no, not even
for the handsome Harry Pollard, the,
sterling young leading man, Richard j
Scott; the debonair Seavey, or the
gay McDermott.
However, to get back to facts,
Watjson started life back some j
twenty or thirty years ago in San
Francisco—started as most of us do,
in a very small way. But he was destined to grow and at the age of sixteen decided he was old enough to
learn a trade. Into a big iron foundry he went and the mark of that
period of industry will remain with
him to his dying day,    for   while
' There is to be a "big" little attraction at the Grand theatre next
week in the person of Princess Chi-
quita, who is only 28 inches high.
•   »   •
A very interesting bill is being
presented at the Grand theatre,
Johnson street, this week, including
the Four Lamonts, Lola Fawn, Western and Trau and Miss Maud
Hughes' illustrated songs. The usual
matinees, commencing at 2.30, will
be given to-day.
Mr. Charlie Pooley is spending a
few days with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Pooley, of Fernhill, Esquimalt road.
*   *   *
At Mount Sicker on Saturday at
the home of the bride's mother, Miss
Sarah Ann Campbell, eldest daughter of the late Mr, Hugh and Mrs.
Campbell, was united in marriage to
Mr. Walter Charles Evans, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. Evans, of Duncans.
The ceremony was performed by
Eev. A.  R. Whiteman, of Duncans.
working around one of the big machines his left hand was crushed in
the cogs of a wheel and two fingers
completely severed. That was almost
a sufficiency of foundry life for him
and, being a good musician, he had
a chance to ship in the United States
navy on a special commission as a
member of the band. One year and
a half on salt pork and sea biscuit
would take the romance out of the
most romantic, and Watson came to
the conclusion that a life on the
ocean wave was not the life for
him, so he secured an honorable discharge. From the deck of a warship to the stage was his next step.
On leaving the ship he fell in with
the manager of a traveling company
and in the course of a conversation
said something about being a musician. He was engaged on the spot to
play "bits" and "double in brass"
—salary no object. In the course
of human events bringing history
down to date, we find him at present head of the Watson theatre and
known to nearly every man, woman
and child in Victoria as one of the
jolliest and most kind-hearted of
•   *   •
Mr. F. C. Scott, of Hornby Island,
has been in town for a few days this
A. J. C. Galletly, manager of the
Bank of Montreal, has returned from
England with his bride, who is well
known in Victoria, having visified
her sister, Mrs. French, for some
* *   *
Mrs. J. H. Todd gave a most enjoyable dance on Tuesday.
»   »   »
The bride and groom left immediately after the reception for Victoria.
•   »   »
Miss Pooley gave a most enjoyable little dance at "Fernhill" on
Thursday evening in honor   of   her
brother, Mr. C. Pooley.
■it   *   *
Mr. James R. Anderson left on
Monday on a business trip through
the Mainland and Kootenay towns.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A, Langley are visiting Mr. and Mrs, Charles Rhodes.
Mental Relaxation.
In these days of "rest cures" and
nervous wrecks one thinks with delight of the superannuated fanner
who was asked how he passed the
long hours. "Oh," he replied,
"sometimes I sets and thinks, and
other times I just sets."
1. No licentiate shall keep open more
than one dental office, unless each additional office is under the direct control
and attendance of a registered dental
licentiate of this Province actually in
2. The annual fees provided for by
Section 2 of the "Dentistry Act Amendment Act, 1905," shall be $10.00, and
shall be due and payable on or before the
30th day of June in each and every year.
Any person practising dentistry for sixty
days after the annual fees are due and
unpaid shall be guilty of professional
misconduct under Section 12 of the Dentistry Act.
3. It shall be thc duty of the Board of
Dental Examiners to prosecute all cases
of breaches of the Dentistry Act or of
these By-laws, provided that after consideration such breach shall be deemed
sufficiently serious to call for such prosecution.
4. Among other things the following
shall be deemed to be professional misconduct:—
(a.) Aiding or abetting, by a licentiate, in the violation of any clause of
the Act and these By-laws respecting
the said profession in the Province;
(b.) Allowing by a practising dentist any person, not being a licentiate,
to practice said profession under his
name or patronage or under any name
or style whatsoever in his office, or
allowing a student or licentiate who
has been convicted of any violation of
the Act or By-laws to practice directly or indirectly, or place his name or
sign in connection with the office;
(c.) Enteringfby a practising dentist
into an agreement with a rejected
candidate for final examination so as
to enable him to unlawfully practise
such profession or to evade the law
respecting the practice of dentistry in
the  Province;
(d.) To publish any advertisement in
any newspaper, magazine or other
publication other than a professional
card setting forth the name, address
and profession only, which card shall
not exceed in length twenty lines of a
single column of such newspaper,
magazine or publication;
(e.) To advertise through any business firm or to allow such firm to so
(f.) To advertise under any name
other than this own, or under a corporate name or any firm name;
(g.) To advertise under any name
or firm name other than his or her
own, or under a corporate name,
whether by signs or notices in the
newspapers, magazines or any other
(h.) To post up any placards setting
forth his name, address and profession in stores, street-cars or elsewhere,
or to distribute pamphlets or circulars or other article containing any
5. Every licentiate who has been guilty of any indictable offence under the
Criminal Code of Canada shall be deemed to have been guilty of misconduct
under Section 12 of the Dentistry Act.
6. (a.) Preliminary requirements for
articled students hereafter shall be a
certificate of matriculation in the Faculty of Arts of any Canadian University
or other university recognized by the
board, or its equivalent;
(b.) The fees payable by students
shall be as follows:
Registration fee $10.00
First year examination fee .. .. 30.00
Second year examination fee... 30.00
Third year, or final examination
fee, including licence 30.00
(c.) The students' curriculum of
studies and examinations shall be as
Second Year—Written examinations
on Operative Dentistry, Prosthodontia,
Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry,
Medicine and Surgery, Materia Medica, Crown and Bridge Work, and
Orthodontia; practical examinations
on Chemistry, Oissentions of the head
1'irst Year.—Written examinations
on Histrology, Bacteriology, Comparative Dental Anatomy, Physics, Materia
Medica, Operative and Prosthetic
Technic, Metallurgy and Anatomy of
the hones and muscles of the head and
neck; practical examination on histrology, Operative and Prosthetic
and neck and one other part, Prosthodontia, Crown and Bridge Work,
Operative Dentistry, Orthodontia and
Porcelain Work.
Third Year—Examinations same as for
graduates for the licence, written ex
aminations on Chemistry, Materia
Medica and Therapeutics, Histrology,
Bacterioriology, Pathology, Anaesthesia, Operative Dentistry, Orthodontia, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontia,
Metallurgy, Crown and Bridge Work,
Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene;
practical examinations on Operative
Dentistry, Prosthodontia, Crown and
and Bridge Work and Porcelain
7. Hereafter the meetings of the
Board for the purposes of examination
of candidates for the licence shall be
held alternately in Victoria and Vancouver, beginning on the third Monday in
May in Victoria and on the third Monday in November in Vancouver, and
shall be concluded in six days or less.
8. All candidates must obtain not less
than 70 per cent, in Operative Dentistry
and Prosthodontia, and not less than
50 per cent, in all other subjects, and
not less than 70 per cent, on the whole
9. All by-laws conflicting with the
above are hereby repealed.
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 wall
published in the B. C. Gazette and dated 27th December, 1809, 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 that 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.
Situate in the Skeena Mining Division.
Where   Located—At   Kitsalas
Canyon, Near Skeena River.
TAKE notice that I, Patrick Hickey,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B 93906,
for myself, and as Agent for H. Flewin,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B65493,
and D. A. Robertson, Free Miner's Cer-
tmcate No. B65484, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements, for the purpose of ob
taining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of October, A.D,
Victoria Agents for the
Nanaimo Collieries.
Best Household New Wellington Coal:
Lump or Sack, per ton     .... $6.50
Nut Coal, per ton $5.00
Pea Coal, per ton $4.50
Also Anthracite coal for sale at
current rates.
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I Hereby Certify that the "Franklin Fire-Proofing Company" has this
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act, 1897," 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 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 office of the Company in
this Province is situated at Law
Chambers, Bastion street, Victoria,
and Frank Higgins, Barrister-at-Law,
whose address is the same, is the attorney for the Company. Not empowered to issue and transfer stock.
The time of the existence of the
Company is fifty years from the 20th
day of April, 1898.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 7th day of October,
one thousand nine hundred and five.
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The objects for which this Company has been established and registered are: The manufacture and sale
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Notes of Kootenay.
Nelson, Nov. 7.
The members of the zinc commission this week, rest from their labors
and go south and east until the
spring melts the snows and the members again assemble next summer to
look over the properties to which time
has denied them access. During the
winter, however, laboratory work will
be carried on in Denver, Col., in connection with the ores gathered from
the different mines here. For the
zinc commission have not only had to
find out how much zinc there was in
the mines of British Columbia but
also to find out the best possible
means of treating them. Now this
is a work of no small difficulty as
the presence of other metals with the
zinc and the manner of that presence
determines the method of treatment.
There are some combinations, such as
iron and zinc when chemically combined, which present a very host of
difficulties to the metallurgist, difficulties which have by no means been
overcome in the laboratory up to the
present and it is for this reason that
the famous zinc experts who have
composed this commission have been
selected by Dr. Haanel. If they solve
the problem they will have done well
by the provinee. Just before leaving
Nelson the head of the commission,
W. P. Ingalls, who is also editor of
the New York Mining and Engineering Journal, said that the commission had not been denied access to
any of the mines of the Slocan and
in particular had visited the Payne.
Now it was the management of this
mine in particular that had asserted
that the zinc commission would never
set foot within its workings as long as
its ex-manager formed one of the
There is no particular news from
Rossland this week. The proceedings
instituted by A. J. McMillan, the
managing director of the Le Roi mine
who was ousted by his confreres,
who have been since unwilling to face
the shareholders at a general meeting, against the Le Roi mining company for daring to desecrate the
Northport smelter by dismantling it
are still active and the Northport
plant remains as it was until the
ease is heard, which will be some time
next month.
The Providence mining case is still
the "piece de resistance" in Boundary mining circles and the fight for
the control will presently be up before the Full Court at the coast.
Some instructive particulars as to
mining ethics will probably be
brought forward at the hearing.
Premier McBride and Hon. R. F.
Oreen have been in Nelson during
the week and naturally all kinds of
rumors are in circulation. One is
that the split in the Conservative
party here will be patched up by a
union of the rival organizations and
that this is the mission of the
Premier. Mr. McBride himself says
he is merely here on a round of the
province looking after its pressing
needs. One of Nelson's pressing
needs, according to J. Fred Hume,
formerly minister of mines, is a
$75,000 court house. Nelson wants
that badly but there is something
that Nelson desires with even a
greater longing and that is the completion of its municipal power plant.
And on its completion hinges the political question. As detailed in last
week's letter the council determined
not to accept John Houston's resignation as mayor and placed in the
mayoral chair Alderman Gillett, apparently because he said he was op-,
posed to the fighting of the West
Kootenay Power & Light company in
the first place, but as his colleagues
have said that they hold opposite
views he will be willing to leadi.
the fight of the city. Consequently
his opponents, and they numbered not
a few, called a meeting of the public
which was stated by one local paper
to be attended by three hundred and
by the other paper by two hundred
people. The result was variously
chronicled. One paper states that the
resolutions which were passed called
for the immediate election of a
mayor by an almost unanimous vote,
there being only seven dissentients,
and the other declared that only
about 40 people voted for the resolution and about 15 against, the remainder not voting at all. However,
the whole of the council was conspicuous by its absence and the resolutions were passed, and they were
passed by a substantial majority of
at least two or three to one, and
which may have been, according to
the veracity of the chronicler, 40 or
50 to One. Then the council met and
the resolution was presented and
promptly turned down. The gentlemen of the council did not think the
meeting regularly called. According
to Alderman Bird, one quarter of the
ratepayers ought to have signed such
a petition and then presented it to
the council, who might then call a-
public meeting at some date or another. This, no doubt, may be the
letter of the law, but one quarter of
the ratepayers means two-thirds of
those resident and does not take into
consideration the common or garden
voter who, however able he may be
(through a mistaken law) to vote for
mayor or even an alderman, is therefore not competent to sign a petition
asking for a mayoral election. Under
such circumstances public meetings
would be strange things as well as
uncomfortable ones. The meeting is
also said to have been called by the
members of the Houstonite party and
therefore not representative, ignoring
the fact that the same party has carried four-fifths of the elections of
Nelson and five-sevenths of the last
civic ticket. Hence the question of
an election is probably shelved for
the present and the shelvers think
that by the time the elections come
off, in January next, time will have
demonstrated the correctness of their
The curious upshot of the whole
business is that there is a distinct
hope that Mayor Houston will come
back to Nelson. It is urged that his
paper is hopelessly in debt, that John
owes the city money and owes his
friends, and that he has resigned.
The paper can be whitewashed. It
would not be its first baptism of that
nature. His mayoral salary would
go far towards wiping out his civic
indebtedness and his resignation has
not been accepted. It is not that
Houston's faults and backslidings are
not as well known to-day as any time
this fourteen years, but that many
believe that he will fight this issue to
a finish and doubt the brave words
of those who are apt to recommend
unpalatable medicines on the ground
that discretion is the better part of
valour. Too much discretion at present will play Houston's game for
him and the man confidently reckoned upon to be down and ont will be
found increasing the ante and writing viturperative editorials on the
"soreheads," John's favorite expletive for all those who disagree with
him. Under the circumstances, Victoria, at least, if not Nelson, is likely
to be favored by his smile (or scowl)
this winter.
Progress Made and Present Conditions Ensure Prosperous Future.
(By D. B. Bogle.)
With the mining industry we associate ideas of excitement and speculation, sudden fortunes, a short life
and a merry one. But in southern
British Columbia to-day there is little
excitement, there is no speculation,
and to be boisterously merry would
be like laughing in church.
What is the meaning of it allT
Have the soft breezes of the Pacific
stifled the country with their languorous embrace and sapped the energy of the people? Or has this portion of British Columbia with its
$13,000,000 of mineral production annually reached its limit f Are there
no more mines in the hills? Are the
prospectors who have deserted the
country never coming back?
It is never safe to prophecy about
a mining country. Nevada went to
sleep for a quarter of a century.
Then some one discovered Tonapah
and Nevada woke up again. If we are
to understand the situation in British Columbia it is necessary to divide
its metal mining history into three
periods. From 1890 to 1895 the country lived on hope and surface showings saleable at small prices. From
1895 to 1900 the country lived riotously on speculation. The future was
capitalized and sold at a premium to
English and Canadian investors.
From 1900 to 1905 the country has
been undergoing a process of steady
intensive development. The mining
industry of southern British Columbia to-day is upon a foundation as
solid as a rock. The rivers supply
power, the coal mines coke, and the
railways bring fuel to the smelters.
There is a complete industrial chain
with a resultant economy of production not surpassed anywhere in the
world. The forming of this industrial chain within a decade has been
one of the most stupendous achievements in the history of Canadian development. Think of what it meant.
It meant the building of a railway
from east to west over vast mountain
ranges and across mighty rivers. It
took brute force to do it. It meant
also the harnessing of rivers and the
carriage of power 30 to 40 miles
through an extremely difficult country. It meant the development of a
huge coal mine with its equipment of
1,500 to 2,000 coke ovens always
glowing . It meant the building of
smelters in the country to handle well
on to a million tons of ore a year, ore
too whose cost of treatment had to
be economized down to cents per ton.
It meant wrestling and struggling
with the very complicated problem of
Rossland ores. It meant facing and
overcoming very difficult market conditions in reference to the lead ores
of the country. It meant the settlement of labor conditions in the face
of that pest of all new countries, the
man who thinks because it is a new
country he can legislate out of natural law and create a Utopia.
That has all been done within ten
years. It was done by men who were
face to face with new conditions and
had to buy their experience. It was
done very largely by Canadians, and
it is something Canada may well be
proud of. The railway was built by
a Canadian company, the river was
harnessed by a Scotchman, the coal
and coke industry was developed by a
j Toronto company, the Granby copper
mines were developed and made productive and profitable by a far-sighted old gentleman from the province
of Quebec.
There had to be a pause for results.
Intensive development had to take
the place of extensive development
for a time. But there is still an empire of resources to conquer for Canada in southern British Columbia.
This peculiarly favored country has
gas, coal, petroleum, iron ore, mountains of it, lead, zinc, silver, gold,'
copper, water power without limit,
lumber and fruit growing. It cannot
stay where it is. It has merely paused for breath, as it were. If we stand
off from the details of the present
quietude of the country and grasp the
broad outlines of its progress we
realize at once that its future is infinitely greater than anything so far
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