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The Week
ft Provincial Review and Magazine.
A number of new homes.   Modern la
0   every respect.
Easy monthly instalments.
40 Government Street.
Vol. II.   No.
Price Five Cents.
A Week of Disasters Abroad—Good News From Oil
City-Comment on Current Events.
While the news business has been
somewhat slack in British Columbia
during the past week that period has
I1 been sufficiently eventful abroad in
i1 the matter of accidents and catastrophes. First came news of the terrible earthquake in . Southern Italy,
which occurred on the morning of the
8th inst., when hundreds of people
were killed and many more injured.
LThis earthquake was felt all over
Calabria and to some extent in Sic-
|l ily, but it was in the neighborhood of
the towns of Pizzo, Monteleone and
, Martino that the greatest damage
occurred. Those towns and some
eighteen villages were wrecked. The
shock occurred at 2.25 a.m. and lasted
■ several  seeonds.      Scenes  of indes-
1 seribable confusion and horror followed, as the unfortunate people
rushed out of their homes, in many
cases to meet death in the falling
masonry. The government did all
iu its power to meet the requirements
of the situation, sending numerous
doctors, engineers and soldiers to the
rescue. Since the arrival of the first
netvs of the disaster, very little additional information has come over the
wires to this part of the world.
The rioting in Japan, especially in
the capital, as a result of the unpopularity of the terms of the treaty of
peace with Russia, appears to have
j subsided.   It has been claimed by a
I member of the Japanese government
that the rioting was really of a par-
tizan character and aimed to secure
I a change of ministry.   This, however.
Ifceems less probable than  the more
[direct cause.   It is only natural that
[the terms of peace should prove a
I hitter pill to the Japanese, who real-
'ize that  their victories on  sea  and
land   have   not   had   the conclusive
1 result they had been led to expect.
[The war has called for great sacri-
I flees by the Japanese and they now
[feel that they have not reaped their
I reward.   A story has heen circulated
[through the irresponsible medium of
[the associated press that    a secret
treaty exists between the Czar and
the Mikado, whereby the Czar undertakes to pay an enormous indem-
1 nity to the Mikado out of his own
resources.   The story certainly is the
I purest sort of fiction.
From Baku, Caucasus, have come
stories of riot and bloodshed and the
I destruction of vast property of the
! oil companies as a result of the hatred felt by the Tartars for the Ar-
| menian  people.    Fighting has heen
going on for some days and it is reported that hundreds of Armenians.
men, women and children, have heen
slaughtered by the Tartars.   On the
112th, a state of war was proclaimed
1 in the dfcjfricts of Zangesur and Ge-
Ibrail, where the Tartars are roving
lthe country and massacring the Ar-
Inieniljis.    It is said that mutilated
[children were thrown to the dogs to
[devour.       At  the same  time, word
Icomes from Tiflis of conflicts between
[the Cossacks and the Social Demo-
Icrats who have heen holding revolutionary  meetings.    A large  number
|of the revolutionists have heen kill-
Jed. Few people have suffered so much
[ind so frequently for their religion
Is the unfortunate Armenians.
of becoming the Chicago of the North
depend upon the construction of the
Grand Trunk Pacific from coast to
coast, it looks as if it will be a very
long time before the prophecy is fulfilled. And how about Winnipeg?
If tliere is any city iii Canada that
stands a show of rivalling the American city of wheat and pork surely it
is Winnipeg, the most wonderful city
iu Canada.
Another story of disaster and loss
of life comes from Tokio, telling of
the burning of Admiral Togo's former flagship, Mikasa. The fire was
discovered at midnight, hut all efforts to get the flames under control
failed. The fire reached the after
magazine which exploded, blowing a
hole in the side of the battleship,
which quickly sank. The total number of lives lost is stated at 599,
officers and men. The Mikasa, which
took a prominent part in recent naval
fighting, was a first class battleship of
15,000 tons, and was built in England for the Japanese in 1902. The
Mikasa, at the time of the accident
was lying in Sasebo harbor and as
she sank in shallow water, it is likely
that she will be raised.
Victoria and Vancouver investors
in Alberta and East Kootenay oil
companies have been cheered by the
great strike of oil on the property of
the Rocky Mountain Development
Company at Oil City, Alta. A gusher
recently was struck on this property
at a depth of 1,400 feet which gives
out oil at the rate of 8,000 barrels a
day, according to telegraphic reports.
The company's plant was not capable
of handling the oil, which accordingly
is stored in temporary dams. It is
claimed that the strike is one of the
greatest in the history of oil in America, owing to the very high quality
of the product. These oil fields are
situated 3o miles southwest of Pinch-
er Creek and 4 or 5 miles from the
B. C .boundary. Those interested in
the oil claims on this side of the line,
in Southeast Kootenay, are confident
that equal success is before them, as
the surface and other conditions are
the same. News from this territory
does not travel very rapidly, hut thc
strike on The Rocky Mountain property is attracting a great deal of attention and something like a rush
to the country has started.
The recent heavy rains on the
lower Mainland did very considerable
damage to the crops of the Lower
Fraser valley. In the New Westminster district many of the farmers
were caught with grain sacks out in
the fields and fear is expressed that
the grain—mostly oats—will be quite
spoilt. Among those who were unfortunate enough to have their grain
out in the storm were Mr. Molyneux,
who had over 800 sacks out, and
Reeve Bowes, of the Surrey munici-
panity, who had 600 sacks "out in
the wet."
Sir Wilfrid Laurier turned the first
sod, with a silver spade, on the Grand
Trunk Pacific road at Fort William
on Monday. The company was represented by Mr. F. W. Morse, one of
the vice-presidents. In addressing
the crowd of onlookers, Sir Wilfrid communications on the subject of the
spoke of Fort William as the coming establishment of a stock exchange in
Chicago of the North. This sort of Victoria. In one of these the writer
oratory tickles the ears of local audi- points out that a previous attempt in
ences, hut if Fqrt William's chances (Continued on page two.)
With the approach of the day fixed
for the opening of the Dominion Exhibition at New Westminster general
interest throughout the province in
the big undertaking of the New Westminster Agricultural Association is
rapidly increasing. Throughout British Columbia arrangements have been
made to have representation of each
locality in the show, and tliere is no
doubt that the exhibits will do justice to the richest province of the:
Dominion. In regard to attractions
of a more frivolous description—distractions, they might be termed—
Manager Keary has accomplished
wonders, and the visitor to the Exhibition will find plenty of amusement
of every sort and description provided for him or her.
In Victoria the principal "news
item" of the week was the annonuce-
ment of the resignation of Mr. W. S.
Gore, Deputy Commissioner of Lands
and Works. This has been expected
for some time in civil service circles.
Mr. Gore has served in this important post, for nearly thirty years and
has now reached an age at which it
is only natural that he should desire
to take a rest from work. The resignation had not been formally accepted at the time of writing, so that no
date has been fixed on which it will
take effect. His successor has not yet
been announced. There is no truth
whatever in the stories published in
opposition papers to the effect that
there was friction between the Government and Mr. Gore.
The Victoria Times says that "the
prospects for a legal battle respecting
water rights at Goldstream are excellent." Evidently the Times is
fond of the law. The promised fight
is to be between the City and the
B. C. E. R. Company, and the immediate cause of dispute is due to the
application by the city water com-»
missioner for 5,000 inches of water
below the power house of the street
car company, and for 2,000 inches
lower down the stream at Millstream.
A company called the Victoria Power
Company has staked out the same
ground, more or less, having applied
for 10,000 inches above the power
house and for "another 10,000 below
that point. The Victoria Power
Company is the B. C. E. R., practically. The Esquimalt Waterworks
Company has some sort of privileges
also on this ground, and altogether
there is every prospect of a "legal
battle" materializing.
The Week is in receipt of several
A Reactionary View of the "Labor Problem,"
Expounded by Tbe Week.
Is co-operation a possible cure for
the evils of the capitalist system?
This is no new question, but as we
have the problem, like the poor, always with us, there is no harm in
reconsidering the claims of co-operation to being capable of removing the
troubles which beset the working
classes in this cantankerous world.
Of course, the root of the "problem"
goes down into the depths of that
greatest of all "reforms"—popular
education. Until the working classes
were taught to read, write and add
up sums in arithmetic, there was no
labor problem worth considering.
The unhappy philanthropists who
conceived and carried out the scheme
of popular education deserve all the
blame—if there is blame due to anybody—for the constant anxiety that
has ever since beset any enterprising
gentleman who has undertaken any
business that necessitates the employment of labor. Also they are to
blame for the unhappy state of the
mind of the working man of to-day,
% ho has all he ought to want, but insists, unceasingly, in wanting more.
This is partially-educated • human nature. The man of great brain power
and well balanced mind should not
care one jot whether his income is
two dollars or three dollars a day. He
knows there is no real happiness in
the world, and he does not, therefore, strive for it. But your semi-
educated person thinks that to own
a motor car, dress his wife and
daughters in silk, and eat dinners
of ten courses is the only heaven
worth striving for, and it makes him
very tired to find that his chances of
doing any of these things are extremely remote.    Being tired spoils
The Colonist says: "What is
known as the labor problem and the
issues which hover about the theory
of Socialism, have to do with the
demand of the workingman for a
proportionate, or fair, share of the
wealth which he produces." But the
workingman and the Socialist claim
much more than a proportionate or
fair share. They want the whole
thing. A study of commercial and
industrial conditions existing to-day
throughout the world will show that
the actual earnings of the capitalist
class, i.e., the investors, is only a
low percentage on the capital invested, and the balance due to the workers, supposing all earnings went to
the workers, would be very small.
Nevertheless the worker wants that
balance—through a change in ownership of means of production,—and
that is Socialism. We do not blame
him for wanting it; his selfishness is
due to his semi-education, which is
forced upon liira by the state, when
he would much prefer to be roaming
the countryside trying to catch birds
or squirrels. Any child, by the way,
whom it is1 worth while to educate,
will desire to learn, and will learn in
spite of all difficulties. But here is
the fact—and it is a fact of life that
no man can deny—every man who is
born into this world cannot be what
is called a "gentleman" in this part
of the world—that is a mau who
wears a boiled shirt and has soft
hands. And we thank heaven for
results of popular education.
And so we have Socialism—a pro-
, Hostess (angrily)—Chow, what is the matter witli the tea ?
Ohow (meeklv)—Him no right tea, him Bunko tea; metellee
you DIOKLEE TEA, him all right.
VrsTTOn—My denr, he means DIXI TEA.
No, there is real work to be done
in the world ami somebody has to do
it. The question is Who? Wheu I
say real work, I do not mean, neces-
a workman, and he is apt to lose his sarily, hard manual labor,, although
job. Then, having nothing better to that undoubtedly is real work. There
do, he becomes a gas-bag and jaws also is other work. The conseieu-
011 street corners.   This is one of the tious statesman, the earnest preacher,
the honest writer—all of these accomplish real work. But so also does
the man who builds houses, who lays
posal to go back some thousand sidewalks, who plows fields and
years to a social system similar i'j raises food that we may eat, who
the old family or clan system iii sails ships, and builds harbors, who,
which all goods were held in com- in fact, does a thousand and one
munity. Opponents of Socialmi. strenuous things. He is a man. Let
come into the pow-wow market ivilli him have pride in the knowledge of
an alternative proposal which tin" his manhood. But let him not go
dub "co-operation," which is capi-|into the market place and howl be-
talism with a difference, and a very J cause he is, or has to be, a man. The
slight difference. Our aged friend, trouble arises ns I have said, from
the Colonist, has been disturbed in semi-education, which is worse, much
its slumbers lately, and ou Sunday worse, than ignorance,
ventured—dreadfully    out      of    its ——
depth—into a consideration of co- If I could be persuaded that the
operation, Socialism and similar pro-1 working man is a "wage slave,"
fluidities, and emerges from a sea! that lie is robbed of his just returns
of words as a half-drowned advocate for his labor, I should he the first
of co-operation. Starting with a pre- to go into the market place—not to
mise that is wholly incorrect, the let off stupid phrases to a jeering
article under consideration concludes crowd, but to cry "To Arms!" But
witli a "peaceful revolution." We I am convinced that the statement is
are thankful that there will be no utterly fallacious. A man is never
powder and shot, anyway, but we do a slave so long as he is a man. If
not concede the "revolution"—not he is a weakling, he will become the
by any manner of means. Howling slave of the first "employer" who
in saloons and gassing on street cor- offers to buy him. That is the law.
ners and writing long letters to the There again, the Colonist is at fault,
daily papers will never work any Referring to olden times, the Colon-
revolution, peaceful or otherwise, ist says: "The creditor had as se-
Men make a revolution, not theories, curity not only the property of his
And there are no men, certainly there debtor but also his body as well, and
is no man, on the stage capable of the bodies of his near relatives, who
doing ii (Continued on page two.) THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1905.
The PassingShow
(Continued from page one.)
this direction failed, and asks if present conditions are any more favorable
than formerly. We think conditions
are more promising, but that is not
the only point to consider. A great
deal depends upon the class of people
who undertake the scheme. There
are a number of gentlemen already
in business in the city as real estate
agents, insurance agents, and so on,
who handle a limited amount of mining and other scrip ,and who should
welcome the idea of a proper stock
exchange wherein British Columbia
and other mining and general securities could be bought and sold, on a
proper basis. We feel sure that the
establishment of an exchange would
do much to stimulate investment in
provincial enterprises.
The gun license proposition always
is strongly opposed by those who love
to consider themselves the friends of
the people—"people" as opposed to
the wealthy class—but the evidence
always furnished during the shooting
season of the ignorance of the use of
firearms by a large section of "the
people" and the deplorable accidents
that result, suggests to the thoughtful that any law tending to restrict
"hunting" by irresponsible city people would be a law in the interests
of hunanity. On Sunday morning a
Victoria blacksmith, named Buell
Rombrough, was severely wounded in
the throat by his friend, near Gold-
stream. Rombrough was about sixty
yards distant from his friend, by
name James Docking, nnd by trade a
plasterer, when the "accident" occurred. Rombrough was partially
concealed behind the fern and bush
that intervened between fhe two men
and a deer suddenly appeared in front
of him. Like so many inexperienced
sportsmen, Docking never paused to
consider whether his friend was in
the line of fire, but blazed cheerfully
away at the deer. Again like many
inexperienced sportsmen, Docking
missed the deer but bagged his
friend, who received the charge in
his throat and shoulder. The wound
in the throat was serious if not dangerous, but Rombrough is expected to
The Times, on Tuesday, publishes
a childish article entitled "What Is
This, Ontario?", in which it is stated
that Ontario used to be the most
moral province of the Dominion and
since (and because) a Conservative
government has come into power
there, the province is given over to
drunkenness. For our part we do
not know that Ontario people ever
had any claims to better behavior
than the people of any other province.
It is true that Toronto people said
they were superior, but nobody believed them. Hypocrisy and vice go
always hand in hand, nud no amount
of Sabbath laws and temperance legislation affects the character of the
people. One thing we all know, and
that is that under the Liberal administration corruption became so prevalent in Ontario that the reputation
of that province smelt horribly to
the verv skies.
Those British Columbians who consider the stay-at-home Ontario person "insular" nnd ignorant, will not
be surprised at the discourteous treatment handed out to n detachment of
Royal Navy officers and men who
visited the Toronto exhibition by the
invitation of that snnctimonions city.
Tn going through some of the navy
drill, the detachment were jeered at
by the "cultured" Torontonian and
some of the newspapers called the
sailors ".Tackies"! Thc Globe says
thnt "those who stood nlong the
fence of the Exhibition race track on
Tuesday night and heard the chaff
and jeers, whether good-humored or
not, which were hurled at the men as
they performed their laborious drill,
and displayed the perfection of discipline which distinguishes the first
line of defence of Great Britain and
Ireland and the Greater Britaius Beyond the Seas, may be disposed somewhat mournfully to acquiesce in the
strictures of the gallant officer." But
it remained for the management of
the swell hotel of Toronto to cap the
whole humiliating business. The detachment were the guests of the exhibition management, but the King
Edward Hotel detained the ollicers'
luggage until certain private persons,
aghast at the situation, paid the bills.
Oh, Toronto! Sanctimonious, mean
and ignorant!
According to a Seattle despatch
published in the Coast dailies one
James Hamilton, from the Old Country, is missing in Seattle and foul
play is suspected. The despatch says
that the missing man is the son of
the late Sir Jame Hamilton, brigadier-general, and a nephew of the
Duke of Abercorn, and it is feared
that he has been murdered or "shanghaied" to prevent his marriage to
n daughter of the Duke. There appears to be something wrong somewhere about this romantic story, as
the Duke of Abercorn has not and
never had a brother James (and if he
had, said James would be Lord James
and not Sir James) and consequently
the missing man cannot well he a
nephew unless his mother was a sister of the duke and married a Sir
James "Hamilton—which we do not
think is the case.
According to Mr.L. E. Shields, of
Siems & Shields, Spokane, contractors, who have the blanket contract
for the construction of the whole of
the V. V. & E. railroad to the Coast,
ever approximately 380 miles of country, the work will be completed within three years. The construction
work from Midway to Kerenieos is
expected to be completed by next
summer, as there is very heavy work
to be done on this section. About
1,500 men are now employed, the
force being increased at the rate of
50 a day, but the contractors are
seriously hampered through inability
to get the number of men they require. "This is the biggest piece of
railroad construction work ever undertaken in the Northwest," Mr.
Shields remarked, the other day,
"with the exception of that of the
roads crossing the Rocky Mountains
and the Great Northern's road
through the Cascades."
The Fernie Ledger expresses anxiety lest the business transacted by
the Mayor and Council of Fernie is
illegal, owing to the fact that according to Section 19 of the Mimic
pal Clauses Act, the Mayor was disqualified for election. We commend
the Ledger's action in calling attention to any doubt that may exist on
the subject. It will be remembered
that Mr. Barnard was disqualified nt
the last election in Victorin owing
to n technicality of this sort nnd he
had to he re-elected. The law is that
no person may be elected Mayor,
Alderman, Reeve or Councillor, who
has, directly or indirectly, any contract with the municipality, or who
has any unsettled, disputed claim
against the municipality, or who hns
by himself or through his partner,
any contract whatever or nny interest
in nny contract with or for the municipality, either directly or indirectly.
The law is simple enough, but we have
reason to know that it is often evaded in British Columbia, and we are
not sure thnt it is properly observed
iu Victorin.
as to prefer to sacrifice the life of
his child to losing his vote? This is
what one Walter Gammon, of the
suburb of Edmonton, London, accomplished two or three weeks ngo.
The mnn, who is a polisher by trade,
had been out of work for several
months and was unable to supply his
wife and family with sufficient food.
One of his children, a four-months^
old girl, fell ill and a doctor advised
him to apply for parish relief. This
he declined to do because such action
would have deprived him of his vote.
The child died of starvation and
Gammon, who is 32 years of age, has
been arrested on the charge of wilful
murder. At the preliminary hearing, it was alleged that on one occasion Gammon gave a loaf of bread to
a comrade in the Cause, while his
own family were hungry. The case is
pitiful enough and the man is not
likely to be hung. It may be used
either as an argument in favor of
Socialism, on the ground that a capable workman ought to have employment and sufficient of the necessaries
of life, or against Socialism because
of the evidence the case gives of the
wrong-headness of this particular Socialist, who preferred his vote for a
hopeless cause to the life of his child.
Capt. Alex. McLean, of the Carmencita, has duly arrived in Victoria,
and after consideration the Collector of Customs, John C. Newbury,
has imposed fines aggregating $1,600
on the schooner Carmencita, for false
clearance, landing skins without reporting to the customs, and for entering a port (Clayoquot) which is
not a port of entry. Mr, F, Wilson,
holding a power of attorney from
Mr. De Smidt ,a British subject resident in San Francisco, and who
claims to be sole owner of the
schooner, is also in the city for the
purpose of paying off the crew and
taking charge of the adventurous
Carmencita. The most serious offence
committed by the schooner was going on a sealing trip in the Behring
Sea after clearing for Acapulco under a Mexican register. The object
of flying the Mexican flag was to
evade the terms of the sealing treaty
to which Mexico is not a party. There
was no raid of the seal "rookeries."
So ends a much written-up cruise.
The Only Cure.
(Continued from page one.)
We hear n grent deni about Socialism in Britisli Columbia in these dnys,
but it is the Socinlism of the comparatively prosperous. We wonder
if there is a Socialist in this part of
the World so devoted to the Ganse
all were liable in default to become
slaves to the former. That condition
of things has changed . . .but only
in a sense. When a man is dispos
sessed of his land or of the industry
which he has carried on . . .he becomes dependent on others, and is
forced, as a rule to become a wage-
earner, or in other words to sell his
labor, if not actually his body, to
someone else." I submit that this
is an entirely wrong point of view.
If I find it convenient to sell my labor
to someone else, I decline altogether
to sell myself. If I owe a man
money, I do not feel that I have lost
one vestige of my independence. My
position is due to conditions owr
which, very likely I have no control.
Any man who sells his independence
for a paltry debt is a fool and ignorant of the fact that debt is the basis
of the whole commercial structure of
to-day. I do not suppose there is
among all the financiers of America
to-day one man, except perhaps Hint
mummified sketch nf a man. Russell
Sage, who could pay up nil his liabilities if cnlled upon to do > 1 I lent
is a worry. It ages n man. It spoils
the natural enjoyment of livinr ii.
a beautiful world, but it snails si.i
ery only to the man with n slnvisli
Now as to co-operation: T wn: .
in the first place to determine br
readers of this rather lengthy nrt'de
what co-operation is. Put into n few
words it means this: The worker in
vests money in the concern for which
he works. Imagine, for instance, a
co-operative farm. You and I and
some others decide to take up land
and farm it on a co-operative basis.
We put in $500 each to buy the land,
stock and implements. And then we
go to work, and divide the fruits of
our labor and investment. Or we
start a grocery store, persuading 500
people to put two dollars apiece into
the enterprise. We pay running expenses, that is to say we pay 'rent
nnd salnries to the manager and his
assistants—the distributors—and we
divide the profits—if there are any.
This is co-operation, and it is the
capitalist system, neither more nor
less, and there is no difference between the person who goes into such
a scheme and the miner in B. C. who
invests some of his savings in the
mine in which he is employed—or
very little difference, anyway. I do
not say that co-operation is not a
good thing, I think it is, but it involves thrift on the part of the
worker to be in a position to go into
a co-operative scheme. And the average worker is a spendthrift. Therefore, I say that co-operation involves
no cure for the Labor Problem.
Then, what cure is there? I will
expound. The cure lies in the cultivation of a different spirit among the
working classes. Let it be realized
that there is no more happiness in
wealth than there is in poverty. Thnt
"every heart knows its own bitterness," and that that bitterness is
invisible to nil other hearts. Life at
the best is a compromise between
what we want and whnt is offered us.
The world is a nice world, full of
pretty and pleasant things; let ns
learn to enjoy them. Instead of envying unhappy millionaires, let us
appreciate the good things afforded
us. Ambition is all right in its way.
but unless a man limit his ambition
by his attainments or by his natural
ability, failure will meet him and he
will he a disappointed man. Above
all, let a man be a man, and take
pride in his work, however htimblo
it may be, remembering that it takes
all sorts of people to make a world,
and all sorts of work to make civilization. And let him avoid, as he would
the pestilence, the poisonous atmosphere that surrounds the class agitator and the ignorant theorist. The
tendency of our civilization is to increase a man's wants, but the policy
of a wise man is to reduce his wants
to the lowest possible figure. The
farm laborer of Canada or Australia
who wants three meals of meat a day
is no happier and certainly less healthy than the farm laborer of England
who eats fresh meat only on Sundays.
Simplicity is a splendid thing. And
the working man of Canada who concludes to live a simple and healthy
life as a young man should be able to
own a motor-car, dress his wife and
daughters in silk, and eat dinners of
ten courses—with a much better digestive apparatus than the average
"capitalist"—by the time he has
reached middle age.
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^fs-TSttpT SHfcTWJfr^SfUR- WTe» w»? -*■«* SSKC^fe-. Wis* 3 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1905.
iusic and the Stage.
'Mie complimentary benefit concert
to Miss Marrack, the music
was held in    the   Institute
il  on  Thursday  evening    last,  a
ry pleasing programme participated
by a number of leading Vietoria
nisicians, being presented.    Among
&*e taking part were the brilliant
mug pianiste, Miss Miles, A.R.C.M.,
!r. Jesse  Longfield,  Miss Marrack,
Ir. Herbert Kent, Mrs. Lamont and
iii: Gideon Hicks, who, at the last
Iioment; took the place of Mr. J. G.
Ivown, who was unable to be present.
The concert opened with a quartette,
liillivan's  "Madrigal,"  very  nicely
[ng by Mrs. Moresby, Miss Marrack.
Ir. E. H. Russell nnd Mr. Kent. This
lis followed by Ludenberg's bcnuti-
song "The Messnge," finely ren-
[ red by Mr. Herbert Kent, who was
"excellent voice.  He had to respond
a hearty  encore.    Mrs. Moresby
^ng "For All Eternity" in a pleas-
iT manner, and Mr. Hugh Kennedy
ludered Brodski's solo "Thou Art
I'lMine."   Mr. Kennedy is an extent teacher of voice production,
ilike mnny of the most notable
ohers, does not shine always as a
lloist.    For some reason or other,
sang a shade flat, all through the
I Mrs. G. J. Burnett sang that pretty
let-rifle "The Fairies" with great
•al, and was rewarded with a decid-
II recall, on    which she   rendered!
ISing me  to  Sleep."    The  instrn-
lental  duet  by Miss Miles (piano)
lid Mr. Nash  (violin), which  con-
Inded   the first   part of   the   pro-
very pleasingly. She was heartily
applauded. Mr. Jesse Longfield, accompanied by his father, played very
artirtically a prelude by Bach-Gounod
on the violin, and the programme
concluded with a splendid rendition
of "Beloved, it is Morn," by Mr.
Gideon Hicks.
Mis. Garrett Smith, the well-known
pianiste of Victoria, advertises in this
issue that she is prepared to take a
limited number of pupils on the piano
nnd to prepare pupils in theory and
harmony for the examinations of the
Toronto Conservatory of Music. Mi's.
Smith had a first-class musical education in Germany, and has been
highly complimented on her playing
by the leading musicians of Cannda.
neral hymn, while the bridal party
was in the vestry. My own setting
of 'Peace, Perfect Peace,' another
funeral hymn, has also been played
by request at weddings with 'I Know
that my Redeemer Liveth,' and 'Oh,
for the Wings of a Dove!' "
Dr. Vincent finds it hard to account for such a selection of music
nowadays, unless as a protest against
the growing spirit of levity which
marks the modern wedding.
"Even twenty years ago the wed-
ing march was almost a frivolity,"
said Dr. Vincent. "To-day an organist would not be surprised if asked
to provide a ehorus for the bridesmaids. Why not? Look at the parts
they take now, the rehearsals, and so
on. It would not be difficult to train
them to sing a chorus, and then add
a part for the father, ejaculations by
the friends, and even an interruption
by the jealous rival in a minor key."
Victoria has turned out many cap-
able theatrical people. The list is a
long one and includes many who have
won fame on the stage. The latest
addition to the number is Miss Ethel
(ireen, who left Victoria last January under engagement with the "Chinese Honeymoon" compnny, and who
scored so successfully throughout the
East as Mi-Mi in that opera. She
has been re-engaged by the Shubert
people to take n pnrt in their new
opera "Elysia," in which De Wolf
Hopper will appear as the star. The
new play opened in New York, September 4th. Miss Green has also
been given an understudy in one of
the leading part of the snme opera.
The salmon pack for the whole of
British Columbia during the season
just ended was 1,022.231 cases, according to the latest returns respecting the retort count both from the
Fraser river and northern coast canning points, says the New Westminster Columbian.
The retort count on the Fraser
river showed that 765,813 cases were
packed. North of Vancouver, as far,
as the canneries on Naas harbor,
including every point where fish were
put up, the retort counts show the
pack to have been 256,418 cases.
This count is with respect to the
sockeye pack only.
The output of sockeye salmon fry
from the provincial hatchery at Sea-
ton lake this season will be enormous, as the run of fish through the
weir below the hatchery has been exceedingly heavy. The capacity of this
hatchery, is 20,000,000 and the limit
will probably be reached. Photographs taken of the waters below the
weir at Seaton lake on August 15,
and just received in the city, show
the surface of the water split and
ruffled by the fins and backs of thousands of sockeyes eagerly attempting
to pass the weir to their spawning
I Wedding music—what ought it to
be? Grave or gay, classicnl or modern, religious or seculnr?
The question is raised by the Musi-
J cal World, in which a writer protests
limine, was, perhaps, the  best  thing against the playing of inappropriate
the  evening.    The  piece  chosen "msic at  weddings nnd wedding reins the first movement in Beethov- ceptions.    "To give  'Haste  to the
li's Op. 24, and was rendered with  Wedding' after the ceremony has tak-
Insiderable  ability  and  taste.       V. en place," says the writer, "is, to
jMrs. W. E. Green opened the sec- say  the  least  of  it,  foolish,  while
lid part with Nevin's "One Spring 'Comin'    Through    the    Rye,' 'The
Vorning," and Tosti's "Matinatn," Minstrel    Boy,'    and 'Begone, Dull
|r which she was applauded.   Mrs. j Care' are no less unsuitable."
nmont, to whom it is always a pleas- \    Dr. Vincent, the well-known organ-
to listen, because of her beauti- ist and editor of the Organist and
ll, if rather    untrained, contralto, j Choirmaster, answers the question by
IntriMited Bies'  "Most  Wondrous | saying that four things should char-
Must Be," and another song by! notorize wedding music.    It  should
ay of an encore.   She was in excel-1 be emotional, prayerful, jubilant and
jit voice.    Mr. Russell sang Pelis-1 martial,
Ir's  "Awake."    He has a tenor1    "Tliere is a great deal of conser-
|ice of considerable compass, but he'Vatism in'the choice of wedding mu-
not yet attained correct produc-' sic," snid Dr. Vincent: "some brides
with which he might  make  a ask the organist to play the music
As was anticipated hy many followers of the fistic art Battling Nelson, of Chicago, knocked out Jimmy
Britt at Colma on Saturday afternoon. Nelson proved too strong for
the former champion, taking punishment without giving way for one moment and in the eighteenth round he
sent Britt to the ground with a blow
on the jaw, following n nasty punch in
the stomach. It appears to have been
ii game fight, and Nelson's victory
will be popular in California where
Britt is not liked on account of his
boasting propensity.
(irk as a soloist.    His production
Iks the "forward quality."   Miss
played when their mothers were married.    Occasionally one gets odd re-
rrack sang Telma's "Adoration" I quests.    I have been asked tn play
as an encore "Annie    Laurie"/O, Rest in the Lord,' a favorite fu-
At Brockton Point on Saturday last
the Vancouver lacrosse team defeated
the Seattle men by 8 goals to 3. The
game was not particularly interesting.
Thc senior lacrosse game on Snturdny lnst between New Westminster
nnd Victorin, plnyed nt Oak Bay, resulted in a very easy win for the visiting champions, the score being 14
goals to 1.
Sportsmen nre reminded of the excellent sport to be had in the Cowichan and Duncans districts. The
best deer shooting available is to be
had around Cowichan Lake, and
sportsmen can find comfortable accommodation at the Lakeside Hotel,
which is reached by stage from Duncans on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays, or by private rig procured
from the Tzouhalem Hotel at Duncans.
Mrs. G. D. Pope entertained a number of her friends at tea on Wednesday in honor of her guest, Mrs.
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Because Mr. Haultain, ex-premier
of the Northwest Territories, does
not subscribe to the articles of faith
of the Liberal party, Lieut.-Governor
Forget of tlie new province of Saskatchewan—a Liberal party man-
passed over Mr. Haultain «nd appointed Mr. Walter Scott, n Liberal
member of the House of Commons,
who has taken no part in local politics in the Northwest, to lead the
first government of the provinee.
Mr. Haultain was the one man in the
Northwest; one whom the people had
tried and not found wanting, but he
declared against party lines and he
was not a hide-hound Liberal parti-
zan.   Therefore he was shelved.
A purely partisan move was the
appointment of Mr. Scott—a move in
the interests of the Ottawa administration. Now, the Victoria Times
and other Liberal newspapers, in
order to mislead the public, are heaping abuse upon Mr. Haultain! He
is called "a trimmer," "a Tory conspirator," and so forth. This is a
fair sample of the Liberal conscience;
Until it was discovered that Mr.
Haultain was not a Liberal, he was
a great and good man. Now we are
asked to believe that he is only a
petty politician—a "trimmer." We
shall see.
The genial Dr. Borden—or rather
Dr. Sir Frederick Borden—minister
'of militia and defence in the Laurier
Cabinet, is about to arrive in Victoria
to inspect the fortifications at Esquimau. We do hope that he will
approve of them. The genial doctor
is a great military man; he knows
all about military matters—even to
the difference between a pom pom and
•a howitzer. So he is not likely to
he greatly impressed with the fortifications established by the Royal
Engineers. But if he is inclined to
criticize them, we hope—for his own
sake—that he will not give his opinion to any persuasive reporters.
When the genial doctor gets into
print on the subject of his hobby, he
shows the vast extent of his knowl
edge in a way that is unfair to a
comparatively harmless and unsuspecting public, not endowed with
much sense of humor. Fortunately,
there is no prospect of Canada being
attacked, so tha the great military
genius of the genial doctor and of
his military council is not likely to suffer in reputation by the'' slings and
arrows of outrageous fortune "—and
in the event of Canada being seriously attacked we fear her fortune
would be very outrageous, indeed.
Playing at soldiers is all right.
Lord. Dundonald and other tried British ollicers did not understand the
business. Interviewed hy a Free
Press reporter in Winnipeg lately.
Sir Fred condescended to discuss the
situation over a whisky and soda.
"You see," said (more or less) the
Genial One, blowing a cloud of smoke
from a choice Havanna made in
Ottawa, " the difficulty in old times
was that different generals came to
Canada with different views." Having given utterance to this remarkable statement, Sir Fred had recourse
to his glass. "Nothing, er, was recorded and each blooming general thought he ought to inaugurate
a new policy—involving expense under— some confusion to my department. Now we have fixed all that.
The heads of the four principal departments meet with Me, the deputy
minister a' I the finance member of
the council at least once every two
weeks and we, er, appoint a few more
Colonels who have done splendid work
in the great cause of Liberalism. Incidentally we do other things."
"Me and Major-General Lake,"
continued (more or less) Sir Fred,
"are on our way to Victoria to see
what we can do to put the Esquimalt
defences in good shape. We take 'cm
over shortly from the British Government. They are the work of British officers, so, of course, we can
easily improve on 'em."
Then the genial doctor launched
into financial intricacies among which
the reporter go lost for three paragraph but escaped when Sir Fred indignantly repudiated the horrible accusation in certain newspapers that
lie intended building a line of fortresses from Halifax to Vancouver.
"It is to be just a line of depots,"
he explained (more or less) wherein
officers of the militia can receive
training, and will also be useful in
keeping the Dukhobors in order and
providing polling booths for elections."
It is reported that great consternation exists among the Britisli officers and men of the Work Point
garrison because of the approaching
visit of the famous Canadian Minister of Militia and Defence. Nobody
knows how many guns should be fired
in salute.
The Greenwood Times, the property
of Mr. Duncan Ross, M.P., has been
"going strong" of late, and in the
last issue to hand is to be found about
the most direct and astonishing libel
that has yet appeared in the country
press of this provinee. Thc paragraph is as follows:
"Manson, the Conservative candidate in the recent provincial bye-election in Alberni, secured his majority
with the assistance of impersonators
brought from Vancouver to Wellington. One of those is now in the toils.
Billy Sanders, who was a saloon
keeper before Bob Green vested him
with the dignity of the position of
sergeant-at-arms, was very busy looking after the pluggers on election
day. Tims does the first Conservative government British Columbia
ever had observe the ancient customs
of the party."
We fear that Mr, Ross'experience
in the House of Commons at Ottawa
has not improved either his morals
or his manners. Scurrility of the
type manifested in the above par ■
graph will not help the Liberal 'nit-"
in British Columbia. The election of
Mr. Manson has been protested and
if the Liberals feel that tliere is truth
in the accusations of corruption on
the part of the Conservative candidate, they can proceed to a trial. But
it has yet to be proved that tliere was
any corruption as alleged in the petition. After the trial there will be
time enough to make statements of
facts which have not been proved.
Mr. Sanders is not "in the toils,"but
the editor of the Greenwood Times
should be, for gross libel and contempt of court..
Their Proper Title.
Some rich thieves are called financiers—Grand Forks Snn.
Victoria Dailies, Please Note.
Next week will he our regular
week for lying about our circulation,
but as a hot wave is predicted we will
discount ourselves by saying right
here that the combined circulation of
all the public prints in the known
world wouldn't figure up knee-high
compared to us. The fact is, that
after reaching the billion mark we
gave up counting.—Arizona Kicker.
Scottish Election Thirst.
It is a well-known fact that
throughout Scotland in times of excitement, such as a general election
would undoubtedly bring, the favorite drink is invariably whisky-
Highland correspondent of the Wine
and Spirit Record  London.
England and Germany.
It is certain that England is preparing for all eventualities, though it
would be wrong to assume that war
with Germany has been decided upon.
—Schlesische Zeitung, Breslau.
Kaiser Biding His Time.
The German Emperor would like
to clear the political atmosphere by
a rapprochement, at all events until
his fleet could measure its strength
against the naval forces of England.
—Petit Bleu, Brussels, Belgium.
False Prophets Confounded.
England is now fully conscious of
her strength, being allied with Japan
in Asia, continuing in cordial relationship with the United States, and
corroborating her friendship with
France, the second naval power of
the world. How ridiculous and mean
seem now the prophecies which announced the approaching decadence
of the United Kingdom !—Mat tino,
A Jaw-Breaker.
The voortrekkers had a fine sense
of the poetry of things. Up in the
Transvaal there is a little place which
rejoices in the name of Waachteeu-
beitjebeideboschfontein. It is a
name which speaks of leisure, whose
gentle invitation to the thirsty traveller to rest a little by the brook
beneath the cool shade of the tree
calls up at once the thought of a
green oasis in a dry and barren land.
—Cape Times, Capetown.
The New Provinces.
Two new provinces have entered
entered confederation, and, although
it is deeply to be regretted that they
j do so under such deplorable restrictions as those provided by the education and land clauses in the Autoii-
i>my Bill, the present times are so
auspicious that a bright and prosperous future may safely be predicted
for them. The progress of the country during the past few years has
been very marked and the stir and
hustle now everywhere evident arc
the best guarantee of a great nnd
growing period.—Vernon News.
ment of the stock than they have
for some time past. The company
will become very much more active
in building branches in all sections of
Manitoba and the Territories that
might be tapped by the Grand Trunk
Pacific, and a further issue of stock
may be looked for earlier than expected.—Wall Street Journal, New
Tins For Knockers.
There are nine ways in which you
can hurt your town: Oppose improvement, mistrust your public men, run
dowu the town in the presence of
strangers, go to some other town to
do your trading, refuse to advertise
in yoiir home papers, be careful to
discredit the motives of our public
spirited men who are working for
the interests of the town. Lengthen
your face when strangers speak of locating there, and tell them it's the
worst place on earth.—Exchange.
Forget's Forgetfulness.
Mr. Walter Scott's only claim to
consideration, is his election to the
leadership by the party convention.
By acting upon the vote of the convention, and ignoring Mr. Haultain,
Lieut.-Governor Forget prostitutes
his office to the rankest partisanship.
He is worse than a partisan, because
his conduct involves betrayal of his
trust as an imperial officer. He
makes himself a tool of the caucus
instead of an arbiter.—Toronto News.
Our Van Anda correspondent
writes.: Towards the close of last
month Texada Island experienced
some very unusual weathi r, heavy
electrical storms occurring—the heaviest known here for the past twenty
years. Trees were set on fire and
stripped of branches from top to
base. Mining matters are going on
as usual up here, the Marble Bay
mine shipping regularly to the Tacoma smelter. By the way, we see
news in the Coast dailies of imaginary happenings here rather frequently. Of course, these reports do not
hurt us, but we feel sorry for the
unfortunates who pay passage to Texada on the strength of these reports.
As a matter of fact there are only
two properties (outside of the Marble Bay) that are "moving." They
are the Golden Slipper, with two men
working at present, and the Dewey,
with three men employed. All the
other properties are dormant. Of
course, things will be doing in other
claims presently, but it will take
some time to get them into shape for
the employment of miners underground. However, I hope to be able
to give you some good news in a
mining way shortly; at present, nothing is settled so the less said, the better. I still have to complain that
the Island is not fairly treated in the
matter of money for road work. This
work is sorely needed and the foreman cannot do $1,000 worth of work
with $300.
Messrs. L. Eaton & Co. held a very
successful sale of live stock on Fort
street on Friday, the Sth inst. In
spite of the wet weather prevailing
there was a good attendance of buyers and the prices realized were satisfactory. Mr. Stuart Williams conducted the sale and secured prices
ranging from $36 to $4!) per head for
a number of registered heifers, under two years old, and from $23 to
$40 for unregistered milch cows. Today the firm holds a sale at Saanichton on the fair grounds. These weekly sales, inaugurated by Eaton & Co.,
promise to prove very popular with
the farmers.
C. P. R. Activity.
Montreal—Lending interests of
Canadian Pacific are taking n much
more active part in the present move-
"Oh, you needn't talk," said the indignant wife. "What would you be
to-day if it were not for my money?
Answer that, will you?" That's an easy
one," replied the heartless wretch. "I'd
be a bachelor."
Over 2,500 visitors participated in
the Labor Day celebrations at Cranbrook, coming in large contingents
from the various towns along the
Crow's Nest line. There was a big
parade, horse races and athletic sports
and everybody was pleased. I
James Gill, the defaulting clerk iu
the employ of Col. V. Hyde Bake of
Cranbrook, who got away with over
$1,000 of his employer's money, haNd'
been sentenced by Judge Forin of
Nelson to two years in the B.C. peilri
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herself written some stories of the' JaiJ
maican negroes, who collected the scat]
tered   fragments  of the  earlier    verseJ
kept copies of his poems, and    finallyl
persuaded him to submit them to   thel
publishers.     "The Habitant" was issued^
by the Putnams in 1897, and Dr. Drum-
mond's latest volume, "The Voyageur," 1
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Marriage of Rev. Canon Beanlands and Miss Pern*
berton—Other Weddings and Happenings in
Victoria and Elsewhere.
I;     At. Christ   Church   Cathedral, on in the drawingroom which was a mass
\ Monday last, the marriage was cele- of P"* geraniums and ferns.    The
brated of the    Rev. Canon   Arthur J0^ old »»" was decoratedi ™th
P. /,* . .„   ,     _ ,.   .   .   bright scarlet geraniums and dahlias
i Beanlands, rector of the Cathedral, ^   ^ wUch  ^
and Miss Sophia Pemberton.Jhe art- ^^ fay ^ ^ ^^ wag
a perfect   fairyland   in green   and
ist whose picture "John 0' Dreams
was exhibited in the Royal Academy
•if London, and second daughter of
the late Mr. J. Despard Pemberton
and uf Mrs. Pemberton, of "Gonzales," The event was one of the
most notable in Victoria society
circles during the last twelve months,
and the Cathedral was crowded with
interested spectators, the majority
of whom were personal friends of the
bride and bridegroom. The edifice
was beautifully decorated witli palms,
_, ferns and white chrysanthemums, and
l| long festoons of white clematis were
depended from the chancel to the pil-
J^lars in the choir. These decorations
were planned and executed by Mrs.
■ Genge, Mrs. Nelson and the Misses
His Honor, the Lieut.-Governor,
Sir Henri Joly de Lotbiniere, was
present, and among the fashionable
crowd in the cathedral were noticed
Mrs. Lotbiniere, Lady Musgrave,
Bishop Cridge, of the Reformed Episcopal Church, Senator and Mrs. Mac-
Donald, Major and Miss Dupont, Mrs.
Hugo Beaven, Mr. Chartress Pemberton, Mrs. Fred Pemberton, Mrs. and
white. From the centre of the room
hung a most exquisite bell of white
chrysanthemums, lined with maidenhair fern, the clapper being a white
lily. Long wreathes of smilax were
were festooned from it to the four
cornere of the room. Under the bell
stood the wedding cake decorated
with wee roses and ferns. The long
table was done with white chiffon
and green tulle and small bowls filled
with lilies giving a most artistic effect. The sideboard and mantle were
covered with the most beautiful
maidenhair fern and white begonias.
After the reception the happy couple left on a short honeymoon. The
bride's travelling dress was of blue
cashmere, trimmed with lace and velvet with a velvet hat to match.
The bridegroom's gift to the bridesmaids consisted of gold pins bearing
the Macdonald crest and the Boar's
Head of the Pembertons.
A list of presents is as follows: Sir
Henri Joly de Lotbiniere, two armchairs; Mrs. Nanton, Indian antique
curtain; The Misses Grantoffs, Brus-
Miss Baiss, Mrs. and Miss Bell, Mrs. j sets lace bertha; Mrs. Roper, cloison-
Landy .the Misses Pitts, Mrs. Nelson '( ue box; Lady Crease, Satsuma cup;
and Mrs. Harris.
The ceremony commenced at 2.30
p.m. when thc bride entered the
cathedral, on the arms of her brother,
Mr. Fred Pemberton, and was met
by her attendants. She was beautifully gowned in ivory liberty satin,
the bodice trimmed with a deep bertha
of Irish crochet, with elbow sleeves
of lace to match, finished off with
chiffon and a deep corslette of mother
of pearl squares.   The bridal veil was
I of the most beautiful Limerick lace,
whicli had been worn by thc bride's
•great grandmother, and was caught up
with orange blossons, and fell, in
graceful folds from head to foot.
Miss Susie Pemberton, the maid of
honor, looked charming in a gown of
embroidered white chiffon over taffeta. The bodice was made with a
transparent yoke and draped with a
' lovely lace fichu. The sleeves were
1 short and long white snede gloves
were worn. Miss Pemberton wore a
white picture hat of chiffon and ostrich feathers and carried a bouquet
of lilies. The three little bridesmaids were the Misses Armine and
Mab Pemberton, nieces of the bride;
nnd Miss Peggy Burns, grand-daughter of Senator and Mrs. Macdonald,
and they formed a fascinating little
group, each being attired in dresses
of white liberty satin with berthas of
chiffon and lace, nnd wearing narrow
wreaths of forget-me-nots in their
hair. They carried wands of large
white lilies tied with bows of white
The groom was attended by Mr.
Lindley Crease as best man, and by
Torqnil Burns, the pretty little son of
Mrs. Gavin Burns, as page. Torqnil
was dressed in a Cavalier costume of
the time of Charles I., of white satin
with deep lace collar and he also carried a wand of lilies.
The service, which was conducted
by ihe Lord Bishop of Columbia, was
choral, commencing with the singing
|,of "Love Divine, All Love Excelling" by the choir ns the bridal procession moved up the aisle to thc
Mrs. Pemberton held a reception
after tlie ceremony nt her fine, old
l residence. "Gonzales," which looked
Mrs. Findley and the Misses Crease,
Satsuma vases; Mr. Ward, check;
Miss Susie Pemberton, check; Mr.
Pemberton, check; Mi's. Gavin Burns
and Mrs. Pearse, carved Japanese
table; Miss Stadelbnner, table centre
and book: Mrs. Powell, cocoa pot,
tray and cups; Mr. and Mrs. Denison.
brass mounted flower pot; D.ion (the
cook), leopard's claw pin; Lady Musgrave, Irish lace; Mrs. Barnardiston,
Japanese cups and saucers; Mrs. Holland, opalescent bowl; Mr. and Miss
Musgrave, Japanese incense burner;
Dr. and Mrs. Nelson, Indian screen;
Bishop and Mrs. Perrin, silver candlesticks; Mrs. Alan Dumbleton, brass
mounted frame; the Boomerang Club,
blotter and pen case; Miss Clara Dupont, cut glass vase; Mr. and Mrs.
Beaven,large silver photo frame; Mr.
Leverson, electric light stand; Mr.
Galletly, bine vase; Mr. and Mrs.
Luxton, silver photo frame; Mrs.
Macallura, silver photo frame; Mrs.
Gibson, cut glass vases; Mrs, J. Irving, photo frame, silver; Rev. Mr.
and Mrs. Allen, brass tray; Miss
Payne, Russian leather blotter; Mr.
and Mrs. Burton, brass pot; Mn*.
Fleet, silver and wood frame; Commodore and Mrs. Goodrich, liberty
silver buttons: Mrs. Keith-Wilson,
vase; Mr. and Miss Langley, brass
candlesticks; Mr. Justice Martin,
book; Mr. and Mrs. Laing, silver
photo frnme; Mr. nnd Mrs. Genge,
brass candlesticks; Mr. and Mrs. A.
Crease, silver and glass inkstand;
Mrs. and Miss Bell, brass lamp; Mr.
and Mrs. Guiiter, crumb brush and
tray nnd lace; Mr. and Mrs. Bullen,
cloisonne vase; Senator nnd Mrs.
Macdonald, silver photo frame; Mrs.
Todd, cut glass vnse; Mrs. H. Bell,
brass Indian jug; Mr. Pitts, flower
pot; Mr. Justice Drake, fruit spoon
nnd fork; Mr. nnd Mrs. Langworthy.
silver photo frnme; Miss Webling.
Indian wnter color painting; Mr. and
Mrs. Burrell, claret jmr; Mr. nnd
Jlrs. Frank Barnard. Indian embroidery; Mrs. Scriven, Indian vase; Mrs.
Atkins, sandlewood box; Mr. and
Mrs. Crow-Baker, Chinese armchair.j
Mrs. and Miss Clapham, blue vase;
Mr. and Mrs, F. B. Pemberton. two
Indian rugs: the Misses Dupont, Chi-
very charming, the dny being perfect I nese embroidered teneloth; Major
nnd the beautiful gnrden full of flow-1 Dupont, silver tiffany vnse: Miss Gnl-
ers.    The bride received her guests, letly,  photo  frame;  Mrs.  nnd  "Miss
Baiss, table centre and doylies; Mr.
and Mrs. Macdowall, brass tray; Mrs.
Vernon, mustard pot; Alexis Martin,
cut grass decanter; Mrs. Rithet,
cut glass bowl; Judge and Mrs. P.
AE. Irving, bronze figure; Mrs. Gordon, hat pins; Col. and Mrs. Jones,
salt cellars; Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Beaven, liqueur set; Mayor and Mrs. G.
H. Barnard, brass fem pot; Mrs.
Foster, cushion (embroidered); Miss
Foster and Mrs. F. Foster, silver
tray; Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper,
Shakespeare; Mrs. and Miss Dumbleton, cloisonne vase; checks from Mrs.
Pemberton, Miss H. S. Pemberton,
Mr; Ward (England), Mr. W. Pemberton; Mr. Rhodes, Japanese doylies; Bishop and Mrs. Cridge, framed
photograph; Mrs. Landy, wedgewood
cup; Miss Pitts, painted table centre; Mrs. Dennis Harris, antique
bronze vase; Master Despard Pemberton, Master Warren, the Misses
Armine, Phillippa and Mab Pemberton, Indian silver box; the choir boys,
to Canon Beanlands, silver and black
oak goblet.
'BLACK AND WHITE" was the only Scotch Whiskey served at the
dinner given to our King and Queen when visiting
Algiers in April last.
Ask your Wine Merchant for "BLACK AND WHITE"
Radiger & Janion, General Agents (or British Columbia and the Yukon District.
On Thursday, August 6th, at St.
Stephens' Church, Montreal, by Ven.
Archdeacon Ree, the marriage took
place of Miss Violet Innes-Ker Du-
boir-Phillips, eldest daughter of Capt.
E. C. Dubois-Phillips, R.N., F.R.G.S.
of Great Crosby, Lancashire, and Mr.
Seymour Hastings O'Dell. Mr. Wm.
Prentice acted as best man. The
bride, who wore a sweet gown of
mousseline trimmed with ivory point
d'alencon lace and tulle, was given
away by her brother, Mr. Bertram
G. Dubois-Phillips, of Montreal. The
bride carried a very beautiful shower
bouquet of white roses and asparagus fern, the gift of the best man.
After the ceremony a reception was
held at the residence of the bride's
family and Mr. and Mrs. O'Dell left
for Lac Charlebois in the Laurentiau
Mountains for their honeymoon.
On Tuesday afternoon one of the
prettiest home weddings ever witnessed in Victoria was celebrated at
"Linnaea," the home of Mr. B. Gon-
nason, when his eldest daughter, Miss
Hannah Amelia, was united in matrimony to Mr. Fred C. Dillabough.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
J. F. Vichert. The room in which
the ceremony was performed • was
most artistically decorated with
chrysanthemums and ferns, the bridal party standing under a bell of
these beautiful flowers. The bride,
who was given away by her father,
was attended by her sister. Miss S.
Qonnason, and four little nieces and
Miss Mae Dinsdale made most charming little flower girls. The bride
wore a very beautiful gown of silk
crepe over taffeta with a veil of real
lace and a crown of orange blossoms,
carrying a bouquet of most exquisite
roses. Miss S. Gonnason, the bridesmaid, looked very pretty in cream
eoline over a taffeta foundation wearing a white picture hat, nlso a very
handsome pearl brooch, the gift of
the groom. The little flower girls all
wore dainty frocks of white and the
gift of the groom—pear! rings. The
groom's gift to the bride wns a sunburst of pearls and opals. A reception wns held from 5.30 to 8.30 after
which the happy couple left for their
honeymoon trip to Portland.
Capt. Colin Koppel, who succeeds
Rear-Admiral. Sir Rerkeley Milne in
command of His Majesty's yacht
Victorin and Albert, with the rank of
commodore, is the ouly son of the late
Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Henry Koppel. He is forty-three years of nge
nnd has held his present rank since
May, ISO!). He has been on active
service in Egypt on four occasions
nnd in that country earned the U.S.
0, nnd C.B. He received the thanks
nf both Houses of Parliament for his
services ill the Soudan.—Daily Graphic, Aug. 18.
T. E. Thomson of Vancouver spent
n few days in Victoria lnst week.
The Old Established and Popular House. First Class Restaurant in Connection.
Meels at All Hours.
The Victoria is Steam Heated Throughout; has the best Sample Rooms in the City;
and has been Re-turnished Irom Top to Bottom.
♦ Mms^^m. WALL.   THE COST
Fitted Complete
with Cord.
^... ,;£$/ 39 Government Street.
j Wedding
j    Boxes
FOR SALE BY    .       -
& CO.
  VICTORIA,   B. C. d
To All Favourite Island Resorts
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton. Comox and Other Points
of Interest.
GEO. L. COURTNEY, Traffic Manager.
Poultry and
Orchard Farm
Of 100 Acres in North Saanich.
4^ miles from Sidney Station.   25 acres cleared, of these, 15
acres in oats, 20 acres slashed ready for plow next spring.
Four-roomed   cottage and outbuildings, good well.
Situated on main road.    Surrounded by the
choicest farms on the Island.
Price $20 Per Acre
No land in this District has been sold at so low a price.
Not All Diamonds
That Glitter.
The Paste Article Is Almost as Qood
—Troubles of a Country Benedict
—Gowns and Other Things.
By Babette.
Dear Madge—The value of jewelry
as an accessory to modern dress is
so indisputable that the woman without a dainty brooch or so, and a
pretty pendant, is sincerely to be
pitied. Yet how difficult is it in these
hard times for the most devoted husband or fiance to run to the necessary outlay to provide the beloved
one with the pretty and costly trifles
which he feels rightfully her due.
But thanks to the clever workmanship of the jeweler of to-day, and to
his splendid results in the line of
paste diamonds, etc., the woman of
quite modest means can present as
bold a face to the world in the matter of jewels as a wealthy one, and
that without dipping into the domestic money hag to any appreciable
extent. Moreover, so perfect are
these imitations that she can wear
her good paste ornaments side by
side with the possessor of peerless
Brazilian gems without experiencing
the faintest qualm that any but an
expert armed with a magnifiying
glass could detect the difference.
Personally, however, I prefer the
"real thing" in the line of gems,
or, none at all. And I must describe,
for your benefit the pendant whose
glories but lately aroused my envy
and depressed me with a sense of
impecuniosity almost too deep to
bear. It is composed of two brown
diamonds with angry yellow gleams
in them, eaeh set in a frame of brilliants. These cling tandemwise on
the slenderest of chains, depending
from two diamond horns on either
side, fringed with pear-shaped pearls.
This pendant was worn with a gown
which was equally ravishing and uncommon. The skirt was of line lemon-tinted point d'Alencon, the hem,
heavily embroidered with orange
flowers and brown foliage, melting
into green, tied up with gold ribbons.
Then there was a coat of creamy
Irish lace of the heaviest make,
sprinkled with brodiere matching in
color, but considerably lighter in design.   It was a lovely costume.
As has been already foretold, the
latest development of the basqued
bodice is strongly suggestive of panniers. Can you imagine a frock of
girlish white muslin, bedizened with
lace-edged flounces from the hem upwards, and an unmistakable drapery
011 the hips resolving itself behind
into a compromise between a basque
and the bunchy polonaise drapery
which I remember vaguely admiring
from afar in my early schoolroom
days? I do not think, however, that
we need as yet take this awesome
possibility into serious consideration.
We modern women have really much
more sense than we are usually credited with, and so thoroughly trying
a style is pretty certain of unanimous rejection. In the many light
tweed and cloth dresses which are to
be worn as the season advances, I
hear that a decided change in the
cut of the skirt has been introduced
by many of the smart dressmakers.
The correct thing is not the skirt
with gauged or tucked top, but one
fitted to well below thc hips, and
spreading out in quite new effect.
When I tell you that one of the loveliest frocks I have seen of late is a
yellow cloth and voile, you will
doubtless write rae down as fit company for the March Hare—but you
will be wrong. On the other hand,
by yellow I do not mean what thc
Sunday school young lady meant by
"amlicr." But I mean one of the
delightful crusty-loaf colors with
"the dark inspired, the light controlled," which are cropping up on
all sides amongst the new materials.
The skirt is fashioned with three
deep flimces, the lower and upper
of voile, the centre one of cloth, each
headed by a bordering of the other
material. The coat is of the redin-
gote persuasion as regards length and
fit. The long skirts, however, are
cut in panels instead of the ordinary
way, whilst the upper part is really
a very neat dress bodice, with a
white vest carried up to the neck-
no more, no less. The salient features
of its adornment are a combination
of cream watered silk with motifs- of
brodiere anglaise and oddments of
black ribbon. Could incongruity be
carried further? But with gowns, as
with men, the only possible form of
inconsistency is the absolute.
You ask for some "hints," my dear
Madge, for your friend who contemplates matrimony, living as he says
he does, "beyond the lines of the
frontier; without the pale of the
clergy, and where supplies are obtainable only every fifteen days."
In the first place, I should suggest
that he "enter not the bond lightly
or inadvisedly." There is much
wisdom in the French proverb which
says "When yon are dead it is for
a long time." Bright people, these
French! The proverb is levelled at
would-be suicides. It might he modified so as to suit persons about to
commit matrimony with such prospects as your friend. Tell him to
hold a committee meeting with himself; write out the pros and cons, and
then take his vote on it. Should he,
after all, take unto himself a wife,
let him present her with a good cook
book, price 25 or 40 cents, obtainable
at Hibben & Co's. Then the problem
of "what to eat and how to buy it"
will not be so very difficult to solve.
If I were to be married next week
and to move to such a remote part of
the country I should certainly see,
first, that ray future husband should
lay in a good stock of provisions and
enough common sense furniture to
make a small home comfortable. The
furniture question can he easily settled by sending for Weiler Bros.'s
catalogue, in which every imaginable
article necessary for furnishing is
illustrated, with price list attached.
I should also make sure that the said
husband had the necessary funds to
purchase supplies every fifteen days,
should they be required. And I am
sure that with the aid of the cook
book, already mentioned, and a little
good judgment, any sensible woman
would know what sort of purchases
to make, so that she would not have
"too much of one thing and not
enough of another."
Speaking of cooking, I must tell
you that I have had troubles of my
cwn in this line. My worthy celestial being obliged to absent himself
from my domain, through an overdose of opium, I had for three days
to "turn to" and cook. By the third
day I must say that I was positively
weary of the kitchen and cooking.
In sheer desperation, I bethought mc
cf Dixi Ross' cold meat counter and
decided to sample their supplies. The
result was gratifying and I found
their eold meats so delicious that I
have decided henceforth to have one
cold meat day every week. Quite a
rhange from the usual monotony!
Although the weather is far from
warm yet it is not too cool for ice
cream sodas, I find that Terry and
Marett, on Fort street, have about
the best thing in this line and their
"Buster Brown" flavor is especially
delicious and refreshing.
Concerning electric light fixtures,
I must tell you of a novelty that completely fascinated me in the Hinton Electric Co's show rooms. It
is a lamp constructed in oxidized
copper .and in addition to its use as n
table lamp it has also the advantage
of hanging on the wall as a bracket.
Tliere are many homes, I am sure,
wherein a lamp of this description
would solve the lighting problem. I
was surprised at the low price of this
useful lamp; for $3.50 it is fixed in
your house with 10 feet of cord.
Weiler's display of Oriental goods
is simply enchanting. I spent some
time in this department last week,
and verily, Madge, it is a "dream of
the Orient." Their rugs especially,
make one green with envy. They have
also a new collection of that delightful. "Bretby Ware" just opened out,
and I should advise you to go early
and take your pick before the wily
tourists make away with all the choice
Fletcher Bros, are advertising a
large shipment of Tapering Arm
Talking Machines at moderate prices.
These machines are extra loud hnd
clear with no ungraceful nasal twang.
For during the long winter evenings,
that will soon be with us, a talking
machine would be most entertaining.
And now for the mayonaise dressing recipe that I promised you: Beat
a raw egg, with half a teaspoonful
of salt .until it is thoroughly smooth;
add one teaspoonful of mixed mustard, made thicker than usual; when
smooth add (a little at a time) half
a pint of olive oil; rub smooth to a
thick paste, then dilute with vinegar
until the consistency of thick cream.
This sauce keeps well if boiled, and
corked with a class stopper, and may
be made in advance when yolks are
left over from baking. This is is
very nice on cold salmon, or cucumbers and tomatoes.
According to the Victoria Times,
Senator Templeman has the say in
the choice of the next Lieut.-Governor, and Mr. George Riley, M.P., is
likely to be the Senator's choice.
Oh Riley, Georgie Riley,
You're a good and faithful Grit!
You'll be Your Honor in your country
You deserve your little bit!
Miss Irene Brignall of Vancouver
is visiting Mrs. (Col.) Holmes.
Mrs. Godfrey Booth and her children have returned from a long outing at island summer resorts.
Mrs. and Miss Evans-Gillis of Calgary, who have been in Victoria all
summer, left last week for their home
in Calgary.
Misses Newcombe, Baiss and C. Jay
went over to Vancouver last week.
Mrs. Parry and party returned
from Comox, where they have been
camping,  last  week.
The marriage of Mr. R. Marpole of
the C. P. R. and Miss Anna Holmes,
eldest daughter of Col. Holmes, D.
O.C., will take place on the 16th of
Mr. H, A. Holmes, accountant in
the Canadian Bank of Commerce in
St. John, N.B., is spending his holidays here with his parents, Col. and
Mrs. Holmes. Mr. Holmes was formerly in the Bank of Commerce here.
A special despatch from Alberni,
dated the 7th inst. says: With his
clothing in rags and his shoes dropping off his feet, Antonio Delponte
last night! dragged himself to the
door of a farmhouse at the head of
the Alberni valley ,and sank exhausted to the ground. He was taken indoors and it was found that he was
simply suffering from fatigue and
hunger, having been lost in the woods
for five days, during which time he
had crossed Vancouver Island from
sea to sea. Delponte, a miner residing at Cumberland, had left home on
the first day of the hunting season
for the almost unexplored wilderness
in the interior of the Island. He lost
his bearings on the second day when
he was about to return, having consumed such food as he had with him.
Panic-stricken at the discovery that
he was lost in the woods, he hurried
frantically on only to become more
hopelessly entangled in the virgin
forest. For three days he was quite
without food. A few raw potatoes
found in an abandoned camp and a
grouse which he managed to shoot,
kept him alive when he was about to
give up hope. Almost at random he
turned south and toward the evening
of the fifth day reached a clearing,
the first sign of civilization he had
seen since leaving home. Exhausted
as he was, however, he ha'd to swim
the Stamp river before he could pursue his way down the valley, at the
foot of which he found the lonely
farmhouse aud safety.
Phone No. 409.
Buy Old Country Boots
Kip by B. & J. DICK, of Glasgow.   Imported by
H. E. JVIUNDAY, Sole Agent, 89 Govt. Street
Teacher of the Pianoforte
••Am Meer," Dallas Road.
Pupils taught Theory and Harmony and prepared for the examinations of the Toronto Conservatory of Music.
Recommended by Edward Fisher. Mus. Doc, and other leading
musicians in Canada.
Terms $5.00 a month for two lessons weekly.
Duncans, Vancouver Island.
In the centre of a beautiful farming
Cowichan Lake.
Headquariers for sportsmen.
The best deer shooting in British
Columbia to be had here.
This Week
is the right time to instal
because by putting the matter off indhf-
initely you are going without one of
the greatest of modern conveniences.
Leave your order with ns at once.
B. C. Electric R'y Co,
Broad Street, Between
Yates    and   Johnson
0. Renz,      Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudevillei
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 8:30.
Admission: 10 and 25c.
Week of September llth, 1905.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Daily—7.30 to 11.80.     Matinees ioc. all over.
Illustrated Song
Miss Maud Hughes," Her Boy in Blue."
Virden and Dunlop,
 Comedy  Hketch	
Huntress, Spherical Dancer
a, Anna Held b, Fapinta.
c, Adele Purvis Ouri
White Yogi
Sleight of hand performer
Mable Howard
Scottish Nightingale in Celtic selections
Billy Onslow and Mile Garnet
Comedy Burlesque Sketch TWISTED
New Moving Pictures
Week of September 18
Star Engagement
Comical Musical Artists.
Comedy Juggler.
Song and Dance Artist.
15c and 25c THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1905.
Indian Hop Pickers.
In order to widen Piccadilly, the
famous West End thoroughfare in
London, the County Council has negotiated the purchase of 1,200 square
feet for £41,000. This amounts to
£14 3s. 4d. per square foot, or $170.
Premier Seddon has brought into
the New Zealand Parliament a Bill
enabling the Government to acquire
land and erect thereon Workmen's
Lerothodi, last of the Basuto chiefs,
died recently near Aliwal North. In
his day Lerothodi was n desperate
fighter, a keen diplomat and an able
ruler. At the head of a nation of
200,000 people he, for a time, resisted British encroachment, hut afterwards became a loyal subject of the
Britisli throne.
It is interesting to note that in the
case of steamers Britain's annual loss
rate is only 1.19 tons per 100 tons
owned, and in the case of sailing
ships 2.35 per cent, of sailing tonnage owned. With a fleet of 15,391,-
000 tons of steam and sailing vessels,
the percentage of tonnage lost is 1.30,
whereas Germany, says Engineering,
with only 3,369,800 tons, has a percentage of 1.47; the United States,
with 2,500,000 tons, has a percentage
og 2.09.
can be nicely "finished" ou the palm
of the hand has suggested the use of
small strips of human skin for sharpening surgical blades in the dissecting-room, and the result has been
found to be satisfactory. When the
students are given parts of a human
body to dissect the skin is usually
removed and thrown away. The waste
skin is now said to be in great demand.
Mr. H. Daglish, Premier of Western Australia, has placed the.resignation of the ministry in the hands of
the Governor. In the House of Assembly for Western Australia a motion in favor of granting Home Rule
to Ireland was recently carried by 21
votes to 9. The Premier and the
leader of the Opposition opposed the
Canada's revenue for August was
$11,635,351, an increase of three-
quarters of a million over the same
time last year. There was a slight
increase of expenditure, both ordinary and capital.
The  rateable value of London  is
clflcially stated at £40,000,000.
Mr. John Burns, the well-known
labor member of the Imperial House
of Commons, was a passenger on the
steamer Bavarian, whicli left Liverpool for Quebec on the 26th nit. He
is coming to see the agricultural resources of the Canadian West in the
interests of possible British emigrants.
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 was
published in the B. C. Gazette and dated 27th December, 1899, covering a belt
of land extending between the mouth of
Kitimat River and Kitsilas Canyon, is
rescinded in so far as it covers land lying between Kitsilas Canyon and a point
in the Kitimat Valley, distant ten miles
in a northerly direction from the mouth
of Kitimat River, and that Crown lands
thereon will be open to sale, pre-emption and other disposition under the provisions of the Land Act, on and after
the eighth (8th) day of December next:
Provided 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.
Attention is directed to the provisions
of Sec. 17 of the Horticultural Board
Act, which reads as follows:
"No person, firm or corporation shall
engage or continue in the business of
selling, as principal, agent, solicitor or
otherwise, within the Province, fruit
trees, plants or nursery stock, or of
importing for sale fruit trees, plants or
nursery stock, into the Province, without first having obtained a license to
carry on such business in the Province
as in this Act provided."
All persons authorized to sell nursery
stock in this Province are required by
their principals, or by themselves, to deposit bonds, in the Department of Agriculture, Victoria, for the faithful performance of their obligations. The \iub-
lic 1- therefore warned not to purchase
nursery stock except from duly licensed
Office of the Board   of   Horticulture,
Department of Agriculture.
Victoria, July 20th, 1905.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture,
Local authorities in the United j
Kingdom have within the last nime
years increased their indebtedness by j
nearly 117y2 million sterling, and in!
the same period the national debt
grew from £667,290,715 to £798,-1
According to Mr. Pool, a New York
magistrate, there is proportionately
more wife desertion in New York than
in any other civilized city in the
world. In the borough of Manhattan
alone, with a population of less than
3.000,000, he says, 60,000 wives are
deserted each year.
"To sec the Prince of Wales take
up the refrain 'For he's a jolly good
fellow,' was worth watching," says a
French reporter. "We hnve nothing
like that in France—an Heir Apparent singing a popular tune at nn official banquet in chorus with his corn-
rates. We are too much buttoned
up and tight-laced.''
The well-known fact that a razor
The Vancouver Rowing Club's regatta took place on Saturday last in
rather unfavorable conditions, the
I rains having brought down a
quantity of driftwood. Springer's
crew won the fours, defeating the
Bank of Commerce four in the semifinal. In the first round of the senior
pairs Messrs. Dillabough and Sawers
won from Messrs. Godfrey and Waitt
by three lengths. The same pair won
the finals. The senior sculls were won
by Mr. Sawers, who defeated Mr.
Hnlstead in the final heat. The junior sculls went to Mr. Penrsall. Miss
Newcombe won the ladies' single
canoe race. Miss Wilson and Miss
Nickson won the doubles. The Bank
of Montreal crew won the four-paddle canoe race.
Miss Mninguy   of   Westholme   ia
spending n few dnys in town.
Mrs. Hird of Shawnigan Lake is
nt the St. Frnncis Hotel.
We are making a drive in
Hammocks. Now is the time to
secure a good one at a low figure.
Look and Stationery
Co., Ltd.
Largest Stock
J. Barnsley & Go.
115 GOVT. ST.
Tenders for Timber Limits.
Sealed tenders will be received by the
undersigned up to noon of Wednesday,
27th September, 1905, from any person
who may desire to obtain a lease under
the provisions of section 42 of the
"Land Act," for thc purpose of cutting
timber therefrom, of a timber limit situated in the vicinity of Northwest Bay,
known as lots 2,211, 2,212 and 2,213,
Group 1, New Westminster District,
containing in the aggregate 1,920 ocrcs.
The competitor offering the highest
cash bonus will be entitled to a lease of
the limits for a term of 21 years.
Each tender must he accompanied by
a certified cheque, made payable to the
undersigned, to cover the amount of thc
lirst year's rental ($4X5.001, and the
amount of thc bonus tendered, and also
a certified cheque for $1,000, being the
cost of cruising and surveying thc limits. Thc cheques will he at once returned to unsuccessful competitors.
Deputy Commissioner of    Lands    and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, R. C, 28th August, 1905.
Province of British Columbia.
No. 281.
This is to certify that "The United
States Fidelity and Guaranty Company"
is authorised and licensed to carry on
business within the Province of British
Columbia and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company
to which the legislative authority of the
Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at Baltimore, in the State of
The amount of the capital of the
Company is one million seven hundred
thousand dollars, divided into seventeen
hundred shares of one hundred dollars
each. ,
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Victoria, and
R. E. Brett, Insurance Agent, whost
address is Victoria, is attorney for the
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 23d day of August, one
thousand nine hundred and five.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
To insure the fidelity of persons holding places of trust or responsibility in,
to or under any state, county, city, corporation, company, partnership, person
or persons, whatsoever; to become security for the faithful performance of
any trust, office, duty, contract or
agreement, and to supersede any judgment or to go upon any appeal or other
bond, and it is further authorised to
become sole surety in all cases where
by law two or more sureties are required for the faithful performance of any
trust or office.
Province of British Columbia.
No. 282.
This is to certify that the "Norwich
Union Fire Insurance Society" is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of British
Columbia and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company
to which the legislative authority of
the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at Norwich and London, England.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is £1,100,000, divided into II,-
000 shares of £100 each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Victoria, and
Bernard S. Heisterman, Insurance
Agent, whose address is Victoria, is
attorney for the Company.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
To insure against loss by fire (including lightning and electricity), and
against loss by explosion resulting from
the action of fire, gas or steam, and
whether such explosion shall happen on
premises where the insurance is in
force or elsewhere.
At the Gorge
Visitors, when you visit the Gorge do
not forget that Light Refreshments,
Fruit, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Sodas and
Delicious Afternoon Teas may be had at
the "Marquee Suit," at the car terminus
The Taylor Mill Co.
AU kinds of Building Material,
120 Government Street, Victoria THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER i6, 1905.
News and Notes Gathered From All Points of
British Columbia.
The civil service examinations commence on November 14, at Victoria,
Vancouver and other points.
The British Columbia Sugar Refining Co., of Vancouver, B.C., has acquired the plantations and mill of the
Fiji Sugar Co., in the Fiji Islands,
and will import 14,000 tons annually.
Mr. W. S. Collister, head of a fashionable dry goods house in New Westminster, has purchased the Holmes
Block on Columbia street for $30,-
000. Besides Mr. Collister's store,
Mr. Thos. Gifford's jewelry shop and
Mr. W. E. Sinclair's shoe store are
situated iu the block and above these
establishments are a number of offices.
On the 2nd inst. Mr. Emery Buckley of Grand Forks was killed by the
accidental discharge of his gun, which
he had placed by his side in his
buggy. It is supposed that the gun
slipped and that the hammers struck
the side of the rig. Mrs. John Donaldson was an eye-witness of the accident. The charge entered the unfortunate man's heart and death was
almost instantaneous. The deceased's
brother Charles had just got out of
the buggy to open a gate and v. as
only 100 feet away when the gun exploded.
ed accountant of the Columbia River
Lumber Company with headquarters
at Golden. Mr. Armstrong was
brought out from Parry Sound rather
more than a year ago by the late W.
R. Beatty, to act as accountant of
the Arrowhead Lumber Company, and
on Mr. Beatty's death succeeded him
as acting manager until Mr. Avery's
appointment, and has acted as manager of the Arrowhead Co.'s mill during Mr. Avery's absence.
The Dominion government have
definitely decided to reserve from
private ownership or control^ and to
be available solely for public use, the
caves discovered by Mr. Deuchsman
in Cougar Basin, says the Kootenay
Mail. Mr; Deuchsman's enterprise in
improving and making accessible the
passages to these caves should have
proper recognition, however.
"Shooting cases" continue to increase in the province. On the 8th
inst. a man named Olsen shot and
killed one Hopcroft at Spence's
Bridge. The men had been drinking
and it is said the shooting was the
result of a drunken row. The men
had been fighting and had parted.
Olsen had gone to his tent and the
other man followed hiin. threatening
to kill him. Olsen went into the tent
and came out with a double-barreled
shotgun and shot Hopcroft in the.
face, killing him instantly. The murderer went to the store of H. L. Roberts and gave himself up immediately.
He was arrested by Constable Ego.
On the morning of the 8th inst. fire
broke out in the Standard Publishing
Company's building in Kamloops, and
before the flames were subdued, the
whole of the upper storey was gutted.
The ground floor and machinery were
greatly damaged by water. The origin of the fire is unknown. Insurance on the building is said to be
$800; plant insured for $3,000. The
owner of the building is Mrs. Bel-
lau, of Victoria. The fire occurred on
the eve of publishing day and the
Standard was got out with the assistance of thc Inland Sentinel office.
A pair of "amateur" burglars
broke into five stores in Cordova
street, Vancouver, on Saturday night
last, but did not. succeed in getting
away with much money or goods.
The steamer Joan will supply a
twicc-a-week direct service between
Ladysmith and Vancouver.
Canadian pedigree bulls to the
number of twenty-five were taken
out to Japan on thc C.P.R. steamer
Athenian, which sailed last Monday,
consigned to the government of Japan. Thc Japanese government ire-
quircs the bulls for the purpose of
improving the breeds of cattle in the
island empire and it is no small compliment to thc Dominion that, after
looking over thc herds of breeders
in all parts of the continent, the final
selection should have been made from
the animals raised on thc stock farms
of Ontario.
For hairbreadth escapes, says the
Grand Forks Gazette, it would be
hard to beat the one which . happened near the city last Monday. Little
Ivy Taylor, the eight-year-old daughter of Nathan Taylor pitched headlong to what looked like certain
death, and emerged from the accident
with a few bruises. Mr. Taylor's
place across the river is situated near
the bluff. The well at the bottom
of the bluff is boarded up about fifteen feet, and some thirty feet above
there runs out a platform from which
the water is drawn up. When the
child was standing on the platform a
board broke, and she fell head first,
passing through this thirty odd feet
of open space, striking just in the
middle of the four by four well-
boarding, and dropping into a foot
nnd a half of water in the well. Mr.
W. K. C. Manly happened to be passing near at the time, and rushed for
tlie doctor. The little girl was taken
out practically uninjured.
The Kootenay Mail Publishing Co.
have arranged to publish a monthly
magazine, the title of which will be
"Wonderland." The magazine will
he devoted to the attractions of British Columbia as a tourist resort. It
will be illustrated with the choicest
tourist attractions from Banff to the
west coast of Vancouver Island.
Gould Bros., printers of Vernon,
intend enlarging the Okanagan to a
six-column weekly paper ,which will
be run in the Liberal interest.
The B. C. Electric Railway Company, in response to a call for tenders for electric lighting in Vancouver, has made three offers to the
council: (1) To light the streets at
actual cost; (2) To instal a modern
alternating light system and operate
nt $5 per lamp less than the cost in
any other city in Canada; (3) To
lease its present arc lighting system
to the city and furnish current at 1
cent per kilowatt hour.
The railway commission will sit in
New Westminster on the 19th inst.
Among other business to be considered will be the old dispute between
the C.P.R. and the V.W. & Y. in regard to the use of the former's track
by the latter on Market street. The
V.W. & Y. want to use these tracks,
to be in a position to run right into
the market with produce.
Under the auspices of the Hedley
Liberal Association, Mr. Duncan
Ross, M. P., was entertained at a
banquet in Hedley on the 5th inst.,
the construction of the V. V. & E. being the keynote of the speeches.
W. B. W. Armstrong, accountant The band of the Royal Irish
and acting manager of thc Arrowhead Guards, engaged to play at the Do-
Lumber Company, has been appoint- minion Exhibition, New Westminster,
will give two concerts in the Drill
Hall, Victoria, this month. The Irish
Guards are a comparatively new
regiment, but the band has earned a
great reputation in England and is
classed among the best military
musical organizations. The band is
conducted by C. H. Hassel, a comparatively young but brilliant musician. The engagement of the Irish
Guards' Band at New Westminster
should prove not the least of the attractions of the exhibition.
During the heavy fog prevalent
on Saturday night last, the steamer
Iroquois making her way into Victoria harbor, ran aground off the Dallas Road, while in charge of the mate.
Capt. Sears, who had remained at
Sidney, hastened to the rescue—or
rather tried to hasten to the rescue,
for the car he boarded on the Sidney
train was uncoupled and when the
train started he was left behind.
However, he came in on a bicycle.
The Iroquois was not injured and was
pulled off short by the tug Hope.
The Fernie Free Press, commenting
on the many and destructive fires that
recently have occurred in Fernie expresses a suspicion that they are the
Work of an incendiary;.' "The half
million dollar fire of the 29th of
April, 1904, started in a general store
building at 4 o'clock in the morning.
An investigation was held, but nothing was learned os to its origin,"
says the Free Press. "The Coal Creek
Tipple fire last March started between 8 and 9 o'clock in the evening
and destroyed $200,000 worth of property. The origin is a mystery although several theories favoring natural causes have been advanced. The
Fernie Manufacturing Co's plant,
standing idle with a watchman in
attendance caught fire on June 7th
shortly after 11 o'clock. The cause
could not be assigned to accident yet
no investigation followed. The loss
was $31,000. On July 27th a whole
block was destroyed causing a loss of
30,0Q0 dollars. The fire started at
12.15 iii the night, no cause has been
settled upon and although rumor has
frequently put it down to the work
of a fire fiend no investigation was
ever held. With a regular diminution
in the intervening period of time
the next fire occurred on August 26.
Again a whole block, partly composed
of business houses was destroyed at
a loss of $340,000. Again the fire
started in the early hours of the
morning, when the fire bug delights
in his ghoulish work. The fire started in a vacant house away from any
stoves or other natural means of
commencing a blaze. Again suspicions of foul work was openly discussed but no investigation followed.
Now, thirteen days later, comes this
grievous calamity in the drowsy hours
when everybody is sound asleep.
These six fires represent a loss of
nearly a million dollars. In only one
case has'a formal investigation been
held and circumstances more or less
suspicious surround all the others."
Lord Portsmouth, an enthusiastic
motorist, learning that the police had
measured a distance on the main road
on the outskirts of his Hurstbouriie
Park estate, the following notice was
exhibited on large boards:—
"Motorists Beware! Police Trap.
Despite the warning several motorists have been "trapped," and have
had to appear before the Andover
Victoria footballers have decided
not to take part in the tournament at
Portland ,owing to the inability of a
number of the players to get leave
of absence. The only Britisli Columbia tenm that will show up at the
exhibition will be that of Ladysmith.
Island Affairs
The Week in Nanaimo and
Ladysmith   Reviewed.
Bluster—Do you mean to say that I
am a liar? Blister—I hope that I could
no do so ungentlemanly a thing; but I
see you catch my idea.—Illustrated Bits.
Nanaimo, September 13.
It looks as if the strike now in progress, means another loss to Nanaimo and a consequent gain to Ladysmith, which has already drawn to
herself some of the trade that the
Black Diamond City held formerly.
Now any day one may see standing on
the track near the railway station,
cars from the Extension mines filled
with coal shipped for the supply of
Nanaimo, while the mines here lie
idle man the men who formerly worked in them walk the streets or gather
in groups discussing the ever present
question "Is there anything new in
the strike situation to-day?" It is
understood that because of the fact
that the steamer Joan, owned by the
C.P.R. and plying betweeh here and
Vancouver, is unable' to secure her
fuel without going to Ladysmith for
it, she will before long spend one
night a week at Ladysmith, coming
thence here and then sailing for
Vancouver. Just what the arrangement will be is not yet definitely set-
led, but the fact remains that the
strike is having such a depressing
effect on the travelling trade that the
C.P.R. is contemplating something of
the sort. That means of course the
entering of the end of the wedge and
if things do not mend here soon, we
may expect to see our trade going
elsewhere, and it will be difficult to
regain lost ground.
Ladysmith, as the winter approaches, has aspirations to emerge
from the village darkness that enshrouds her streets and to sport an
up-to-date civic electric plant. On a
dark night now, when the Ladysmith
resident goes out of doors, he carries
a lantern, and after some public assembly is ended the streets look as
if they are filled with a swarm of
immense fireflies, the illusion being
enhanced by the elevation and depression of the flickering lamps, due
to the ups and downs of the streets,
which are many of them innocent of
any attempt at grading; for this
chopping of a baby town out of the
forest has disadvantages which only
time and money will overcome. Consequently, the Mayor and Aldermen
are now hard at work attempting to
make a by-law that will be acceptable to the ratepayers for borrowing
enough money to install an electric
plant. There seems, however, to be
some doubt as to whether the people
of Ladysmith, in spite of their protestations against the darkness, are
willing to pay the cost of the emerging operation, just as many good people who attend church and shout loudest during the hymns find they cannot
afford to put two bits in the collection when the plate is handed round.
At least this dark suspicion is hinted
round by those who should be in a
position to test the pulse of public
The season of Harvest Home celebrations in the churches has come and
serves to show what a remarkably
favored spot is the district around
Nanaimo for growing the very finest
class of fruits and farm produce.
The trouble is that while some of the
growers are alive to the desirability
of co-operation in the fruit-growing
business, it seems impossible to wake
up the majority from the old rut that
they have been travelling year, after
year. In consequence one .hears tha
complaint that there is no market for
local grown fruit, when, as a fact,
there should be no difficulty in shipping each season to the plains east
of the mountains quantities of as fine
fruit as any part of this favored province can raise. The absence of high
winds is one thing that adds greatly
to Nanaimo's advantages in allowing
fruit to ripen on the trees under the
most favorable conditions.
The prevailing dullness   in   news
promised to be broken this week by
the hearing of the Alberni persona--
tion case, but by an agreement on
both sides it has been decided to put
the matter over for another week,
and Nilson, the man charged, seems '
quite content with the board the
province puts up for him in the meantime, as he had no objection to raise
when told that his counsel in Vancouver agreed to the remand.
The output of the coal at the
Crow's Nest collieries for last week
was as follows:
Coal Creek    9553 tons
Michel    6370 tons
Carbanado    1659 tons
Total 17582 tons
Around the mines of the International Coal & Coke Co., at Coleman, ■
everything is moving along smoothly.
Development work is being kept well
in advance of the millers and this
company has now over three miles of
underground development work done
on its property. A steady output is'
maintained of 800 tons of coal daily.
This output can be increased at anyl
time by the management • to from
1500 to 2000 tons per day as both the
mine, tipple and haulage is now capable of handling that amount. This
mine is now the largest producer of
steam and coking coal in Alberta and
bids fair to hold that position for
some time to come.
The rich ore recently found in the
500-foot level of the Ymir mine, is
now found to be readily milled, and
in consequence is being passed through
the stamp and cyanide mills, instead
of being shipped crude. This ore, it is
believed, will average $25 per ton,
and the returns for September may
therefore be expected to be far in
excess of any returns during the last
two or three years. In addition to
the ore of number five, good ore is
now being taken from the east drifts
on six and seven. One important result of the strike is that the west
drift on the 1000-foot level is to be
driven further, with the expectation
of striking the ore exposed in number five at the lower level.
A London cable says that Mr. A.
J. McMillan, ex-managing director of
the LeRoi mines, says that he was
asked to resign at the recent meeting
of the board of directors, but he refused, and the directors asked him to
think over the matter for a week.
When, at the seconc meeting, he refused, he was given a letter, notifying
him of his dismissal. He considers .
his treatment most unfair and unjust, and is determined to fight the
matters to a finish.
Mr. W. J. Watson, assistant superintendent of the Ladysmith sineltei.
has been appointed superintendent,
Mr. Thomas Kiddie, who has so successfully conducted the business in
the past, having resigned to take
over the more lucrative position of
manager of the Crofton smelter.
Only four games remain to be played in the senior lacross league. Two
of these take place to-day, when Vancouver plays Seattle in that city and
Victoria is scheduled to play New ,
Westminster at Queen's Park. Victory practically is assured to Vancouver and New Westminster and
unless Vancouver succeeds in defeating the Royal City players on ,the
30th inst., the old champions will
have sustained their claim to the title
for another year. If Vancouver
wins, however, there will be a tie, but
this does not seem very probable.
Tbe standing to date is as follows;
Team. Won.   Lost.   Pet.
New Westminster ..   8      8       .800
Vancouver    7      3      .700
Victoria    3      7      .300,
Seattle    2      8      .200


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