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bids farewell to Victoria next week, but
The Bid ATTRACTION Still Remains
47 Fort St., cor. Fort & Broad Sts.,  g
A number ol new homes, Modern in
every respect. Kasy monthly instalments.
A Provincial Review and Magazine.
40 Government St. B
VOL. II.    No,
• '/ /
Price 5 Cents.
The Railway Question.
^ The Truth About the Recent Negotiations Between the Government
and Various Promoters.
In view of   the   decidedly favorable but its resources   are very well-known
prospects for definite railway legislation nud appreciated—at   all   events by the
which obtained during the early part and present government.   Thus, then, while
' middle of the session just closed, it may it might have been   excusable to hand'
be as well to enquire   into the reasons over to a railway company millions of
* why those prospects did not materialize dollars and millions of acres of land as a
iuto something more tangible.   Such an
enquiry is all th?,;2pre desirable, now
I that the smoke and dust of parliamentary strife has   somewhat   cleared, in
order that the-geheral public may defin-
1, itely   comprehend   the   exact   present
j status of their province in regard' to rail-
,/way development—a thing most imperfectly understood by the average citizen,
•who rarely looks outside the needs of
hie own district—and in order that the
blame of inaction, where blame there is,
' may be, by impartial judgment, placed
upon those shoulders where it most properly belongs.
... With the first sharp feeling of .disappointment at the failure of the negotiations looking towards railway legislation,
there arose a disposition—natural, perhaps, but in uo way justified by the facts
|;  of -the case—to blame   the government
for the deadlock between the high contracting parties.   Unprejudiced' examin-
•ation of the facts of the case, however,
'does not warrant this condemnation.
It is to bo remembered1, in considering
the terms offered by the various railway
.'promoters who opened, up negotiations
with the government during the past
session, tliat these promoters regarded
tlife, country from-tt'very^ different standpoint to that occupied by the administration. Briefly, their different points of
Y!<?w may ha defined in this way; the
promoter regarded' the country as a
desert, which his projected line was to
open up to settlement and consequent
commerce; the government, on the other
hand; better informed as to the resources
of the land, knew that it was no desert,
bat an immensely rich storehouse needing
only a door of communication with the
outer world. That door once opened,
enormous wealth, not to be extravagantly flung away or unwisely encumbered'
by the administrators of the people's
heritage, would flow steadily from this
reservoir to enrich the people. But it
would be by no means the part of wisdom for the government to give two-
thirds of this wealth to those who open-
jj •od the door. 'The 'price was too high.
''/; th other words, the promoter regarded his railway as a speculation, out of
..which he was to get all he could, while
the government regarded that same railway merely as a means to develop, in the
interests of tbe community, a most
valuable asset.
A moment's reflection will show how
widely apart were these two points of
view—the one that of a gambler taking
a chance, the other that of a statesman
entrusted with a grave responsibility.
And it was the impossibility of reconciling these two points of view which was
a large factor in breaking off tbe negotintions. The government could not, in
honor to the people of this province,
recede from its position; and the promoter did not know enough to moderate
his demands.
The fact is that the government
realized what the promoter did not—
namely, that conditions have vastly
changed from what they were twenty,
or even' ten, years ago. In former days
this country was undeveloped and practically nothing was known of the resources of those undeveloped areas, Today two-thirds of it is still undeveloped, I
bribe to go into a country out of whicli,
for nil anyone could say, they might
never be able to make enough to pay for
axle grease, it would be perfectly indefensible to do the same thing to-day,
when it is known that every district is;
immensely rich in natural wealth of all1
kinds, and that, the moment a railway
is established through it, that railway!
will begin to make money hand over'
fist. :   '    :, ' j
But, in commending the government,
for their foresight and prudence in refusing to sacrifice the country, it is not
fair to unduly blame the railway folk
for their exorbitant demands. The mass
of the people are very prone to forgeti
that a railway company is not—strange
though this truth may seem—au aggre-'
gation of philanthropists! but simply andj
solely an association of business men out
to make as much money as they can in
return for the goods they supply. For
the needs of the country they do not
care a rap, except in so far as those'
needs facilitate the attainment of their;
own ends. All they desire is to get as'
much tlie best of the bargain as they
possibly can, in order to make a good
allowing, a good balance sheet, and good
dividends for their shareholders. And,
be it remembered, this is a perfectly
legitimate, businesslike point of view oir
their part, and no man who has ever
bought and sold in the markets of commerce to ever so trifling an extent has]
any right to fling a stone at them. Business is business.
Very well, then. These gentlemen1,
holding this point of view, came before'
the legislature this session to .make as
good a bargain for themselves as they.
could, Traditions were all in their
favor. Previous legislatures, elected
from the same constituencies, sitting in
the same building, representing the same",
good people of British Columbia, had
never refused a generous "hand-out" of
land or money to anyone who would
promise them a railroad anywhere. Why
should this present government behave
otherwise than its predecessors?
Naturally, then, the railway men
found themselves quite unable to take
the government seriously, when that
body of legislators took the previously
unheard-of position that the country's
land nreas were too valuable to give
away by the million acres, and tliat,
badly as the country needed railways, it
was not prepared to cripple its finances
and still.further tax the people by going
into debt to get millions of dollars to pay
for them. "Moderate your demands, and'
give as satisfactory guarantees of your
bona fides and of immediate construction," said the government, "and then
we will talk business. If not, you had
better go home; there's nothing doing."
"Oh, go on," said the railway promoters, "you're just bluffing, and we know
And nothing could move the railway
promoters .rem this settled conviction,
based upon endless experience of former
British Cohimbiu legislatures. They
clung fondly to tlie idea up to the very-
last minute Saturday night, when the
Lieutenant-Governor appeared and prorogued the House.
In this attitude of Incredulity the rail
way men had another excuse—and here
we have to show that much of the blame
for the unsuccessful result of the negotiations must justly be placed upon the
shoulders of the opposition. From the
very commencement of the session—aye,
and long before that—the opposition had
consistently maintained an attitude of
menace and intimidation toward® the
government with regard to railway legislation, So pronounced was this attitude,
both in the House and out of it, thnt the
railway lobbyists were encouraged to be
lieve that tlie government did not dnre
The Passing Show.
Gossip of the Week in the Capital—Closing of the  Legislature-
Victoria Day Celebrations.
This has been a quiet week in the
capital. Prorogation of the legislature
took place on Snturdny evening, which
wns sooner than expected, nnd so one of
the most interesting of the attractions
of Victoria—if the legislature may be so
termed without offence to the legislators
1 pound Bricks     25c.
14 pound Boxes J3.J0.
DlXI Ht ROSS & Co., Independent Cash Grocers.
The Colonist's two-faced attitnde towards the Provincial Government.
to close the session without the introduction, of some' measure of railway legislation, no matter - how unreasonable in
character" or exorbitant in'demand. Thus
the opposition contributed in no small
share to the deadlock finally ensuing in
the negotintions. Their attitude was
wholly unnecessary, and was assumed'
for tlie most obvious purposes of gallery-
play.' The mischief done is their's, but
tho unfortunate public is called upon to
pny the piper.
As instancing the exorbitant nature of
the demands made hy tlie railway promoters, the case of the Grand Trunk
Pacific may be taken as a fair example.
Iu the straitened financial condition of
the province, conditions of which they
were well nware, it might have been supposed that such demands would have
been incredible. Let us suppose for a
moment that it had been possible to give
this company the lnnd grants it required.
Then, not content with thnt, and knowing
full well that the government had been
forced to increase taxation on the individual in order to meet the increased
burdens of administration, the Grand
Trunk Pneiflc people hnd tho immaculate nerve to demand In addition that
these immense land grants, if given,
should be exempt front tnxntion for n
period of thirty years!
This is a fnct, Mr. Morse, on behnlf of
his compnny, practically demanded that
section 3U of the Land Act should be repealed in their favor; thnt is to say that
the government should have no interests
in any of the townsites of the company
In British Columbia.   In other words,
the position of the Grand Trunk Pacific
wns that they should get everything they
could from the government, nnd shut off
the province from obtaining nny direct
benefits in the shnpe of revenue in return.
This will-do to show the public whnt
sort of n deal wns demanded of the government by the rnilwjpy promoters. Could
the government, acting with justice or
common-sense towards the community,
have closed with such conditions, The
answer must be most emphatically in the
The other railway propositions before
the government were in practically the
same strain. Each and nil of tlioin were
colored by the same erroneous idea, so
industriously fostered by the opposition,
but the government could not live unless
it yielded to them. Sonic, it is true, were
more moderate in their demands, nnd
probably would hnve received favorable
consideration nt the hnnds of the government, but for the fnct that, nt this
present stnge of the development of
British Columbia, the administration hns
decided that only n rnilwny policy which
will nppcnl to the people of thc province
as a whole, instead of to merely sectionnl
Interests, will be received, acceptably by
thc people.
It may ne well to remark in
conclusion thnt while tho opposition, their friends nnd newspapers, nre mnking n grent outcry
nbout the absence of railway legislntion,
those outside of pnrtiznn politics aro in n
position to prophesy, with n grent probability of nccuracy, that the coming sen-
son will see more railway construction
than has been done in the past three
years put together.
—is closed up for another season. Just
before the session closed, there was a
little excitement in the city, as various
reports wero current of plots lor the detent of the government, but these either
diu not exist or were deteated ou being
put iuto actiou. The Lieutenant-Governor, Sir Henri Joly, was ou hand to see
the finish, and periormed his duties iu
the courteous nud stately manner for
which he is noted. The galleries were
crowded with ull sorts and conditions of
peopled' The business of the session was
concluded about half an hour befdi-e His
Honor's arrival, although, of course, a
number of measures ot secondary importance were shelved at the lust sitting of
the House.
From Ottawa comes the intelligence
that the bill to authorize the sale of the
Esquimalt & Nuuuiuio railway to the
Canadian Pacific Hallway Company has
been amended by the railway couiiulttee
£0 as to protect the rignts ot tne province and creditors of the present company'. ' There is nothing new to report in
eoiiuection with the actual sale ot, the
railway, iu which a hitch occurred owing
to the possible taxation ol the lauds
granted to the company by the. province,
but it is understood 'that ull duucuities
will be overcome and iuat tue roud will
shortly be handed over to tho C, i\ It.
by Mr. Dunsmuir.
The Australian mail steamer Miowera
arrived in v lctonu on 'i'uursday morning
witu the ail-Austruiia eleven on board en
route to liugiaud, where tne antipodean
cricketers win try conclusions witu liiug-
iaud s best, llie cricketers made no
stay here, but went straight through to
Vancouver to cutcu tue east-bound train
tne siiUie.uiteruoou. xue eleven aud
spare men wiio are ou tue road are: V.
irumper Icupi.j,' a.. ..\001e, A. HopKius,
C. Hill, C. McLeod, 14. Duff, W. Armstrong, W, Hull, i). fcrehrs, J. Kelly, S.
Gregory, A. Colter, F. Larger, u.-'iuug.
P. iNewmuu. It is a strong team, ul-
ihougu its batting ability is greater than
its bowling. The players were iu excellent health, and lookiug forward.to a
good seasou s sport iu the Old Country.
The travellers were met at the wiharf by
Mr. E. Carr-Hilton, o£ the Victoria
Cricket Club.
LUGS   CUT   O.N    CltOU.v    L&iVbS
The statement published by the Vancouver Province on the llith inst. under
tho caption "Embargo on Logs is Partly
Removed," is incorrect and misleading.
'Ho writer of tliat article evidently failed to notice the fact that the amendment
to the Land Act which was passed ut
the recent session of the legislature repealed sub-section tl) olil.\, of section 4'J.
Sub-section ."> is still intact and provides thnt till timber cut from provincial
lnnds must be manufactured within the
llfines of the province of British Columbia.
The further statement "Unit since l-ili
December, 1003, it inis been possible for
the owners of limber held under pulp
lenses to have exported their lugs'' is
equally incorrect and misleading. Ail
■eases of timber lauds for pulp manufacturing purposes whicli hnve been
granted are issued subject to all the provisions of the Land Act, which authorized Ihe granting of such leases, one of
which, (sub-section (.">), clause (d) of sec-
lion 41) provides thnt all limber cut on
such lnnds must be manufactured in Ihe
province. The amendment to the Act
which repealed that sub-seclion does not
relieve the lessee from any of the obli-
gallons embodied in his agreement wilh
the government.
It is n most extraordinary thing thnt
the Colonist of the 18th inst. should
calmly reproduce, without any comment,
this astonishing "break" on the pnrt of
tiie Vancouver Province. Tho hitter
journal has long since forfeited nny
claims il may ever have had lo truthfulness nnd reliability, but that the Colonist
should stoop to share its methods nnd
innccurncies mnrks nnothcr downward
step in our contemporary's career. The week, Saturday, april is, 1905.
1 :
Victorians nre glad to learn that Mr.
Vincent Harper has decided to remain
in the city. He is having a bungalow
built for himself. Mr. Harper's novel,
"The Mortgage on the Brain," probably
will reach British Columbia before long.
The publishers, Messrs. Doubleday, Page
& Co., New York, are pushing the book
energetically, 1,700 copies being sent out
to the American press ns complimcn-
taries. Tlie arrival of the book hero is
awaited with interest.
The April number of the National
Monthly, the only ten-cent magazine in
Canada, is very interesting. It contains
a well-written account of the immense
irrigation works now under way in
Southern Alberta, by which millions of
acres of land will be brought under cultivation. "Further North in Canada,"
by Neil Mack, describes the remarkable
expansion of the Canadian West northward. Mr. Mack says that the tide of
settlement is moving up at the rate of
15 miles annually. Among the lighter
features of the issue is an excellent story
of the sen, entitled "The Galoot," by
Colin McKay.
*   «   »
Thc most popular item in the bill of
fare offered by the Canadian Magazine
for April is likely to be n clever story
by that promising young Canadian writer,
Theodore Roberts, entitled "The Pride
of Race." Miss Florence MncClure, of
Vancouver, contributes a poem, "A
Oream of Spring," n pretty piece of work
up to the average of the minor poetry.
The departments nre as interesting as
usual and the whole number shows the
stendy improvement which has marked
"The Canadian" for some time past.
The management announces thnt, according to the usual po.icy, the succeeding
numbers, published during the summer,
will contain a larger proportion of
"light" rending matter, and also that the
magazine will hereafter appear in a new
dress of type furnished by a Monotype
An up-country editor humorously addresses his paper to us thus: "The
Week, nee Progress." But we arc not
•   •   •
A friend iu need will keep you broke.
The golden rule wont work among
members of the press of British Columbia.   Fighting instinct is too strong.
«   *   ♦
Senator Templeman did uot get the
portfolio of the Interior. It went instead
to Frank Oliver, the Edmonton newspaper man.
»  »  *
Up-country papers say that Stuart
Henderson hns sold some claims, purchased at a tax sale, to an English syndicate for $1,000,000. This seems highly
improbable, but if true we extend condolences to the purchasers.
John Houston arrived in Victorin in n
hurry on Sunday to support—so be says-
government rnilwny proposals. Nelson is
unfortunate in hnving a representative
who does not attend to bis legislative
business. That long resolution about
raising money on land whicli stood ou
the order paper for days in Mr. Houston's name was never moved.
«   *   »
Thc following peculiar advertisement
recently appearing in tlie London Times
testifies to human optimism; "Young
married lady, with five children (husband's snlury very small), wishes to be
adopted by very wealthy old lady or gentleman (without relatives), who would
provide for their future. Replies," etc.
»   »   *
I welcome tlie openings thut are being
giveu to women to cam their own livelihood. I enn conceive of no morn degrading profession for a woman—no profession more calculated (o unlit licr for
being that wife and mother we talk so
much nbout than the profession thnt up
to a few yenrs ago was the only one open
to her—the profession of husband-hunting.—J. K. Jerome in To-day.
Tbe members of the Victoria Hunt
Club turned out on Saturday last for
their weekly run, which took place from
Richardson street. There were a few-
good jumps at the start, and a number
of spectators were present to see the
fun. The course then followed through
Pemberton's vfloods, down to tbe golf
links, over Bowker's, Prescott's and
Bishop's land, finishing up nt the B. C.
Cattle Co.'s ranch. There were no spills
this time, and the place was rather slow-
owing to the newly-plowed up fields.
Those who were out for the run were
Miss Kate Devereux, Miss Violet Pooley,
Miss O. Irving, Cnpt. Cockbum, Capt,
Martin, Mr. R. ,, inter, Mr, L. H. Gnr-
uett and Mr. E. Langworthy. The next
meet takes place from Hillside avenue
to-day at 2.30 p.m. sharp.
At the beginning of this present fishing
season Somenos Lake sustained its reputation as being one of the best lakes for
early fishing. On the first Sunday quite
n crowd of sportsmen turned out to try
their luck and returned with most successful bags. During the lnst week,
however, the trout have not been nearly so ipiick to take the fly, and many
enthusiasts have determined to resort to
bnit till the season is further advanced.
No very big fish were caught this week,
the trout averaging only about one and a
half pounds apiece. Tho Cowichan,
however, is daily giving better results,
and a fish weighing only just under four
pounds was caught there this week with
a March Brown fly. Shawnigan Lnke
seems to abound in catfish, which, besides being extremely easy to catch, make
excellent eating. Quamichan Lnke has
not been fished as much as usual, but
later on in the season it will no doubt
be a great attraction. Local sportsmen
are certainly great enthusiasts, and "fishing" is a topic of conversation that always "goes down well." One of the
keenest fishermen in the district is Mr.
Price, of the Tzouhnlem Hotel, and he is
always ready to give the itinerant rods-
man tho best advice as to how to bag
the wily trout. In a few weeks' time I
hope to be able to tell of some prodigious
catches, and with the crowd of sportsmen
who are sure to crowd to the river and
the lakes it will have to be a very bad
season if there is not plenty of fishing
gossip worthy of record.     V. A. G. E.
Cyco-besring Carpet
are so handy that a child can use one
as effectively as a grown up and thereby taught habits of tidiness They
also make an
one tliat will contribute much genuine
pleasure, lasting comfort and be a constant reminder of the giver.
Grand Rapids
Gold Medal
$3 25 each
$3 75 each
Victoria, B. C,
The annual meeting of the B. C. A.
Lacrosse Association on Saturday night
passed off most satisfactorily, the conditions put up by tbe Royal City club having been accepted by the league. The
old monies owing to the New Westminster organization are all to be paid up
and the forfeit of $100 will be posted by
each club within fifteen days. The New-
Westminster delegates in compnny with
Messrs. Kennedy, York and Milne, representing the Seattle club, remained outside the meeting room while routine business was transacted by the league from
8 p.m. till half an hour later. They were
then invited to take seats in the meeting
nnd President C. A. Welsh of the local
club was asked for his proposition. This
of course included the forfeit and the old
debts clauses and both of these items
were thoroughly discussed. After some
discussion these were agreed to and nt
this juncture the New Westminster in-
erosse club formally applied to be readmitted to the British Columbia Amateur Lacrosse Association. The application was voted 011 and it was unanimously decided to tnke the old champions
buck into the fold. Seattle was also admitted on a unanimous vote nnd the
election of officers for the season wns
proceeded with, the following being
lion, president, Hon. Richard McBride.
President, Mr. Hooper, Victoria.
First vice-president, 0. A. Welsh, New
Second vice, E. A. Qlllgley, Vnncouver.
Third vice, J, Kennedy, Senttle.
Secretary-treasurer, M. J. Burr, Vancouver.
Have you seen the latest Novelty
Suitings ?
are showing the
Newest and Latest
of the season.
Special Agents for Celebrated
English Woollen House.
For Sale or Lease.
Horse and Cattle Ranches
Irrigated Plots for Fruit
and Vegetables, Hav
Lands, Cultivated
and Wild.
Properties have Buildings, are fenced,
well watered and contain sufficient timber for domestic purposes, excellent
fishing and shooting in the Lillooet and
Ashcroft and Cariboo Districts.
For further information, terms and
prices write     	
P. O. Box 48, ASHCRCFT, B.C
"Do you believe Ihat Ihe wealth of
the country ought to be distributed?"
"Certainly," answered Pustin Stnx; "it
is being distributed now, among myself
and a few others."
Tho conl mnn should be brought lo see
the error of his weighs.
An Opportunity
for Advertisers
to place the merits of their productions
before a large number of people at small
cost will be afforded by placing an advertisement in the
Special Illustrated Edition
of the
Tlie issue will be 15,000, and will be
distributed FREE as Souvenirs at the
Dominion Exhibition, New Westminster.'
For Rates, Etc., apply to
Vernon News P. & P. Co.,
and up
Amount paid in rent will be
allowed on purchase if desired
For Particulars see
93 Government Street.
Phone 1140.
Building Lots for Sale.
Houses Built on the
R. P. Rithet & Co. Victoria, B.e j
The most delicious sweetmeat now on
the Market in Victoria and at the same
time the most wholesome is the HOME*
MADE BUTTER TOFFEE manufactured by W. R. Hartley, 74 Yates St. ]
The Week costs $1 per j
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture
PHONE  893.
English Ale and Stout and Aerated Waters
 Telephone Wl.     Victoria We»t, B. e.
We Have the Largest Stock of Fixtures and Electric
House Fittings In B. @.
The Hinton Electric Co., Ld.
20 Government Street,   -    -   Victoria, B. C.
Nell—How in the wold did you discover her ago? Belle—I asked her at
what age she thought a girl should
marry, and she promptly said 27.
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton, Comox and Other Points
of Interest.
GEO.   L.   COURTNEY,   Traffic Manager.
The Old Establish ed and Popular House.      First Class Restaurant in Connection.
Meals at all Hours.
Millington & Wolfenden, Proprietors.
The Victoria is Steam Heated Throughout; has the best Sample Rooms in the
City; and has been Re-furnished from Top to Bottom.
Have You Tried any Of Carne's
Native  Port 35c per bottle
" "    $i 50. per gallon
2 Year Old Rye 65c. per bottle
" "         $3.00 " gallon.
7 Year Old Rye 85c. per bottle.
" "  $4.00 " gallon.
Carne's Cash Grocery,co" Te.lV.r "' THE WEEK,.SATURDAY; ATRIL. jgj 1905.
The "Poverty Bnw(l" that has been
looked forward to with such    pleasant
^'anticipation for some time past by tlie
members of the Twentieth Century Club,
look place ou Tuesday evening last at
the A. 0. U. W. hall. Needless to say it
a was a success, as the dances arranged
by Mrs. Lester always are. An energetic
committee, consisting'of Messrs. Al.
Jeffs, W.   Patterson,   F.   Proctor,   N.
'Ogdon, S. Gidley and Walter Lang, took
in hand most of the arrangements for the
affair, which undoubtedly proved one of
(the most enjoyable of tho season.   The
'music was excellent, nnd wus supplied
(by Miss Heater, piano, and Miss Ask-
throw; violin. The idea in the costumes
was well carried out, and some of thc
Indies' frocks were rccidedly dainty, although they w|ere made of the   poorest
^material.   The most   noticeable   among
..the gentlemen's cut' aiues wns a suit
worn by one of the committee, which was
very effective, being mnde tip of coarse
/potato sacking, He also wore a large
tin committee badge, and carried a small
old. whisk broom, doubtless to keep off
ith'eidUst or the flies. There wns a good
number present, and all enjoyed themselves right merrily till early dawn.
* *   •
Mr. Jits. B. Henderson and Miss Agnes
.Thornton, both of Cranbrook, were
united in marriage on April 5th; by tbe
Hew Mr. Fortune, of that city.
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I Mrs. Richard McBride, of Park road,
wife of the Premier, entertained her
friends at u i very recherche • tea on
Wednesday afternoon last in honor of
her guest, Mrs. McGlllicray, of Vancouver. The drawing rooms were prettily arranged with palms and spring
How'eis, and un orchestra played 'delightful selections during tlie afternoon. In
jthe tea room a most artistic effect wns
produced in (he decorations; which consisted of clusters of yellow, and scarlet
'fillips, The centre of the tea table was
a mass of these brilliant spring blossoms,
while nt the corners of the table largo
knots of yellow ribbon tied smaller
clusters of scarlet tulips. The hostess
was beautifully gowned in cream point
d'esprit with lively laee and satin
garnitures. .Sue was assisted in receiving her guests by -Mrs. McGillivray, who
wore a becoming frock of bit ek voile over
'atl'etu, while Mrs. Duff and Mrs. 'fat-
Pow presided over Ihe tell table. Some
of tlie guests noticed were: Mrs. Pooley,
who wore a handsome brown cloth
gown; Miss Pooley, in pale blue voile
with black velvet trimmings and largo
iiieture lint; Mrs. Geo. L. Courtney, in
ri becoming frock of green, with hat to
mutch; Mrs. Moresby wore tan voile
With black chiffon iiieture hat, Mrs. Jay,
iiiss Jay, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. King,
tho Misses King, Mrs. Eberts, Miss
Dlierts, .Mrs. Todd, Mrs. A. E. McPhillips, Mrs. Butchart, the Misses Butchart,
f.Uiss Cambie, Miss Tatlow, Mm Griffiths, Mrs. A. Stuart Robertson, Mrs. H.
B. Young, Mm. Young, Mrs. Troup, Mrs.
tLoowcii; Mrs. F. Barnard, Mrs. Matson,
JMrs. Heisterman, Miss Heisterman,
'Mrs. R, I<>. Brett. Mrs. D. R. Ker, Mrs,
II. Robertson, Mrs. Ilnckc Robertson,
Mrs. Blackwood, Mrs. Green, Mrs. Tye,
Mrs. .1. R. Anderson, Mrs. G. A. Mc-
Tnvish, Mrs, R. F. Green and Mrs. 0,
,F, Todd.
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Suggestions   For   Local   PMons   Who
Wish to Preach Political Sermons.
In view of the example set by tbe Rev.
Dr. Campbell last Sunday in mixing up
polities with Bible texts, it mny be of
value to the city clergy, who think of
doing likewise, to suggest a fewj texts
appropriate to the political situation:
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"One man among a thousand have I
found; but a woman among all those
have I not found."—Ecclesiastics xih( 28.
In re Mr. Hawthornthwaite's female
suffrage' resolution.
■ • •    •
"He hath set men in dark places. . .
He hath hedged m,e nbout, that I cannot get out; .... also wlhen I cry
and shout, he shutteth out my prayer. .
. He hath .made my paths crooked,"—
Lamentations iii., 0-9. In re John Oliver's
situation in the House.
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"For out of the north there cometh up
a nation against her which shall, make
her' land 'desolate,"—Jeremiah 1., 3. Effect of corruption in the Yukon upon the
Liberals at Ottawa;
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"Mine eye triekleth down, and censeth
not, without any intermission!"—Lumen*
tations iii., 49.   Mr. J.' A. Macdonald oU
that, railway policy;
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"But if any man say unto you, thiB is
offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not. .
for conscience sake: ... for why-is
my liberty judged of another man's conscience?"— I.' Corinthians x., 28-29:' Concerning Separate Schools or Snbbiith Observance,
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Now. therefore ye ate no more strangers nnd foreigners, but fellowl citizens.—
Ephesians iii., 19. Hon. Mr. Fitzpatrick
and the Chinese franchise.
"Behold, therefore, T'will deliver thee
to the men of the cast for a possession.
. . . . They shall'eat thy fruit, and
they shall i.lrink thy mjlkl"—Er.eki'el
xxv., 4. Better Terms.
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Lhs'tly; a popular text: "Tho devil can
quote scripture for his own ends." Not
applicable to The Week;
of Legislature
Session Brought to a Conclusion
on Saturday Last—The
Railway Question.
Hon. Mrs. Cecil Edwardes, formerly
f Vancouver, and well known in Victoria society, is in London, England,
where she has been studying for the
stage for some lime, and has lately made
her appearance for the first time before
be. London public in. one of llic leading
•oles in "Veroiiii|ue" at the Apollo
A brunch of the Royal Bank of Canada, one of the most enterprising of Canadian banking institutions, is to be opened shortly in New; Westminster.
New Westminster is to hnve n ■ first
class hotel. It is to be erected on the
ground formerly occupied by the Douglas
Elliot block, destroyed in thb great fire.
The hotel is to be completed and furnished in time for the opening of the Dominion exhibition. English' capital is
behind the undertaking.
On Monday night of last wbek a O. P.
R. freight train, running between Field
and Revelstoke, struck a rock slide. Several cars wero badly damaged and some
went into the Kicking Horse river. The
engineer and firemen. David 'Lyttlc and
.1. Dickie, were killed.
The Elk Lumber & Manufacturing
Company hnve spent about .$100,000 this
year on their plant nt Hnsmer, 0. N. P.,
and will do an extensive business, employing 240 men. The plant is one of the
best iu the province.
John Houston, mayor of Nelson, nil;
iiounces that he has sold city fi per cent.
lebenturcs for .$150,000, for electric
lighting   purposes, to Wood, Gundy  &
i„ Toronto. An electric power plant is
be erected on (lie Kootenay river.
Elko, on the Crow's Nest Pass Hue, is
to hnve a live industry in the shape of a
pinning mill and dry kiln iu the near future. J. L. Hrtnbury, of Brandon, is the
promoter. Elko possesses many unturnl
advantages, not the least of which are
Ihe immense water power of the Elk
canyons, not yet'utilised;'nnd transportation facilities afforded by the O. P. R.
and G. Nl 11. lines which cross nt this
In Southeast Kootenny it is firmly believed that the C. P. R. Company intend
to commence construction of the Kootenay Central railway this summer. It is
said that the company's estimates include an item sufficient to cover the cost
of const met ion from Golden to Fort
i The provincial legislature was prorogued by the Lieut.-Governor ou Saturday , evening last. The proceedmgs on
Friday and.Saturday were of more than
ordinary interest, because the opposition
vss expected' to make nn effort to block
irorogutiou, and the government forces
vere numerically smaller than nt any
imeduring the session, owing to the de-
inrture of Mr. Price Ellison, of Vernon.
Mr. Houston nlsowas nhsent, but as he
las seldom been present during the ses-
lioiij' and his vote, when he wns there,
,vns-a. doubtful-quantity, there was uo
particular significance attaching to his
empty chair.
During-a pause in.the rushing through
of business on Friday, Premier McBride
made an important statement on the subject of railway, proposals submitted to
the government. Careful consideration,
he said, had been given to all proposals
tor railway construction, but in the best
interests of the province, the government had concluded that no comprehensive scheme for railway construction
could be submitted to tlie House this
session. Since the session of 1904, he had
been endeavoring to secure the construction of tlie Coast-tvootenay road, but he
had been unable to get a guarantee from
promoters that would safeguard the interests of the province. There had been
proposals for the construction of other
railways, but agreements had not yet
been completed. He had given his word
to the House that any railway legislation brought down to tlie House would
menu actual construction, and he would
not be tempted to introduce measures
tor any more "paper" railways in British Columbia. It was unnecessary for
him to point out-that-peculiar physical
conditions obtained iu this country; nnd
that more than ordinary care must be
exercised in regard to nny proposal to
aid railway construction. The government was not unconscious of these difli-
cullies, nor were they unconscious of the
desirability of bringing about the materialization of railway construction.
They proposed to do their best to secure
from responsible peoplo contracts nnd
agreements whicli would mean actual
construction) the interests of the people
beiug nt the same time safeguarded. It
was not until n feW| hours ago that these
conclusions had been forced upou him,
when every menus in his power hnd been
exhausted to secure for the country a
comprehensive railway scheme. Having
failed in this, it was his duty to make
a frank statement to the House, and he
hoped the House and the1 country would
take the statement in the spirit in which
it wns made.
This statement, of course, met with tho
hearty disapproval of th© leader of the
opposition and his followers.
On Snturdny the concluding business
of the session wns hlUJVied through, the
desire of opposition members to talk
about everything and anything being interfered with by the "closure,"—the
moving of "the previous question." On
report of the Supply Bill, Mr. .1. A.
Macdonald movedi that it lie adopted
"This day two weeks," in order lo give
the governnint further lime in which to
procure rnilwny agreements, A flutter
of excitement went round the galleries—
but there wns no need of fear. Tlie motion was defeated on it straight party
vote, the three independents voting with
the government, and the majority being
Among tin? measures that were ".sidetracked" were Mr. Macdonald's I'll lo
amend the Workmen's Compensation
Act, Mr, Clifford's bill to amend Ihe
Provincial Elections Act, an act to
amend the Municipal Olauses Act, Mr.
Williams' bill lo reduce the election deposit tn fifty dollars, Mr. Macdonald's
bill lo settle the titles to coal lauds hi
Southeast Kootenny, a bill to amend the
Placer Mining Act nnd two bills Intro-
duced by Mr. llnwtllornthwnito, one to
amend tlie Master and Servant Act nnd
one entitled ihe Shops Regulation Act.
Seekers for fruit lnnds, mainly from
Manitoba, are showing up in considerable numbers nt Penticton, which place
is growing into a thriving little community:
Manicuring and Hair Dressing Parlors.
6s'/2 Fort Street.
Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
Men generally buy their new
spring hats about the first of
March. The new shapes are all
here. We are sole agents for
Henry Carter's at four dollars.
Finch & Finch, Government
Established 1858
Rial Estate, Financial and
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union Assurance Co.
Ltd., of London, England.   London AsBiiranco Corporation.
41 Government Street, Victoria
$1.50, $1.60, $1,75
Window Screens
eurtain Stretchers $1.50
Hastie's Fair
Government  Street
All kinds of
Hair Work
ill. B. finlayson
76 Government Street
Building   Lots and   Residences in any
part of tbe City.
Etc., at
Mrs. 0.
Italian School of Music.
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli,
[Italy]. In addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, he will
conduct a special class in the art of
pianoforte accompaniment to a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is given to beginners as well ai to
advanced players. The school is situated
at 117 Cook Street, Victoria.
T. N. HIBBEN & Q®.
Small profits nnd quick returns is llic basis we do business on nnd wc guarantee good goods at
moderate prices.
Gent's RnaiuelI L'atent Colt Boots      14. to $5, ladies' vici Kid High Heel Hoots  $3 to $5.50
}2ln«". "   I'ine Kid I.ncc Hoots 51.5010 $4
11    Oxford Ties, lies! wearers     $1.5010)3
Kid ruid Hox Cult Hoots
The Fernie baseball club has been organized, with Fred Stork, president, nnd
O. Davis, secretary.
(.'has, Chapman und .Tns. White recently brought into Fort Steele 80 martin
nud three otter skins from the White
This has been a profitable season for
trappers In the Okanagan. Mr. Pound,
the Vernon taxidermist, lias recently disposed of about .$2,000 of raw furs, chiefly
martin, sold to him during the past few
months. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL, i$, 1905.
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Editor, and all business letters to the
Telephone B 1173.
After reading many provincial newspapers and hearing a great deal of talk
by tbe man on the street, one is forced
to the conclusion that the people of
British Columbia expect a great deal too
much from the government. All the
troubles besetting the commercial life of
the country are laid lo the account of the
government, as if any government could
possibly supply to a people the necessary
qualities that make for success, self-
reliance, industry and enterprise. We
sometimes weary of the continual boasting hy tlie people of the United States of
their own "go-ahead-itiveness," as one
American writer calls it, but we must
concede to our cousins over the line a
fair share of tho spirit of enterprise
which seems to be somewhat lacking in
our own country. We all know that
British Columbia is a rich country;
grandiloquent phrases concerning its resources flow easily from our lips and
from our pens, but how much do we do,
each of us, to prove the faith which we
so generously profess V It is time that
we should get past the talking stage and
begin work. No country can advance
by tbo coining and repetition of poetic
descriptive phrases concerning its wealth
nnd natural lieauties. Unfortunately,
the governments of thc past have encouraged a spirit of dependence by the policy
of borrowing money and expending it,
thereby giving a temporary stimulus to
trade, hut nt the same time piling up a
load oi debt to be pnid' Inter. To-day,
we are paying for tlie good times previously enjoyed as thc result of the borrowing policy. We do not like it, nn-
turally. It is plensniiter to receive thnn
to give, and so we—or mnny of us—turn
upou the government and declare that it
is incapable. Why? Because it does not
borrow more money and expend it to
keep our pots boiling! Nothing is more
popular thnn n spendthrift policy. The
striking success of the Liberal party nt
the lnst general elections throughout
Onnndn proves that conclusively. The
people like to see money spent, nnd they
do not even trouble to inquire too closely
how it is to be spent. The Grand Trunk
Pncifie policy, by which a great railway
is built nt the people's expense and
handed over to a corporation, was just
the right ticket for the average voter. It
means tlie expenditure of millions of
money, nnd it also means—hut we honestly believe this to have been a secondary
consideration in the minds of many who
by their voles endoised llie policy—the
opening up of extensive, and very likely
rich territory. Now that the policy has
been agreed to by the people and the
Liberals are ensconced on the profitable
side of the Speaker of the House of
Commons, we seem to hear more about
the establishment of state-aided Roman
Catholic schools than about the construction of the Great National Transcontinental Railway, for which so many of us
voted. The vast majority of the people
do not want established sectarian schools,
and they were not nsked for their opinion
on tlie subject; all they wanted was a
large expenditure of money and the resultant opportunities to get rich qu|ck.
But here in British Columbia, thauks to
the policy of past administrations and
to the menu treatment accorded us by
tlie Dominion Treasury, we have no big
surplus to squander and our borrowing
capacity is uot so good as it might be.
Wo nre, in populnr pnrlnnce, "strictly up
against it" and we have got to "get down
to business." No nmount of abuse of
the government can alter the position.
It is easy for Mr. J. A. Macdonald and
bis followers to talk blandly of railway
policies; they are not responsible, and it
is their business to make the people believe that, were they in power, they
would be able to find millions of money
and millions of acres of land to give
away to railway promoters. Some people may be caught by this sort of chaff,
but not wise people. There are, it is
true, certaiu railways that are sorely
ueeded, but have we no opportunities
that might be improved upon in the
meantime? Have we exhausted the resources already rendered available by
existing means of transportation? Are
we unable to do anything but stand idly
regarding the distant hills which look so
green? If so, we are unworthy of our
heritage. The much needed railways
will come in time, much sooner, in fact,
than is generally anticipated, and it is
well that we have a government strong
enough to refuse to be taken advantage
of by promoters who rely upon the
popular desire for new roads blinding
the people's judgment as to tbe amount
of the price to be paid. Whether we like
it or not, we have to be patient at least,
but it would be better to cultivate a spirit
of self-reliance and try the effect of a
little experimental enterprise in the
fields already open to us.
Tho Colouist, for a long time the most
influential newspaper iii British Columbia, has fallen from its high estate. Of
lute years it has steadily declined iu the
public estimation owing to its editorial
weakness, its vacillation in matters of
public policy, and the cnrelessuess and
inaccuracy of its news columns. The
decline began under the editorship of
Mr. C. H. Lugrin, an able writer, it is
true, but a pronounced Liberal and uncomfortably seated in the chair directing
tlie policy of a Conservative organ. It
is sometimes said that the private views
of a writer do not affect his editorial
work, but this is entirely a mistake. A
man1 cannot effectively write against his
own conscience; work of that sort is
unconvincing, aud except the writer bo
a 111:111 of high integrity lie is liable to
give way to the temptation of aiding his
friends at tbe expense of his employers.
It was not long before Mr. Lugrin's
position became difficult and finally impossible. He was succeeded by Mr. D.
B. Bogle and for a time the Colonist regained its self-possession. But the
advent of "party" politics into the province, and the then existing antagonism
between what might be called the yo'uug
Conservative party of British Columbia
and the old Conservative party of Victoria, resulted in the resignation of Mr.
Bogle nnd Ihe appointment to the editorial chair of Mr. Gosnell, the present
editor. Mr. Gosnell's appointment wft»
acclaimed by the press of the province
and great things wero expected of him.
It was known that Mr. Gosnell was
friendly to the government of Mr. McBride, and it was thought.thnt this and
his close relations with the old Conservative party of Victorin would odd
strength to the government and at the
same time bring together   the two fac
tions of the local Conservative party.
Unfortunately, like other editors of the
Colonist, Mr. Gosnell's position clearly
was less comfortable than hnd been anticipated. At Christmas time changes
took place iu the editorial staff, several
members resigning on the arrival on the
premises of a gentleman whose services
to tlie Liberal party are notorious, if not
valuable, and who almost immediately
afterwards was appointed to the most
important position—after the editorship
—on the staff, that of the city editorship.
'iiiose who were acquainted with the
new city editor knew what to expect.
Whenever an opportunity might occur a
blow—open or covert—might be expected
to be levelled at the provincial Conservative party and at Mr. McBride's government. During the session this influence was noticeable in the tone of the
reports of the Legislature—in the omission of fair reports of government
speakers, and in the greater amount of
space given to the criticisms of members
of tlie opposition. On Friday last, lh the
absence of the editor, an editorial was
written in the Colonist office and published in Saturday's issue, which, in
popular parlance, "turned down" the
government the paper had so far been
supporting, and sneered at the work of
the session. Never, in all the "wob-
blings" of its recent history, has the
Colonist appeared in so absurd and
shameful a light; After helping the
administration (editorially) throughout
the session, and with full information as
to the position of railway negotiations,
the Colonist waited until the last day of
the session—when protest was too late,
in nny event—and then snapped at the
hand that had been feeding it, and
wailed about the absence of a railway
policy! Uncertain, weak and treacherous as the Colonist has proved, who
among intelligent people can rely upon
its pronouncements or place any faith in
its judgment? Verily, even the Colonist
ennnot fool the people all the time!
The trout fishing season is now at its
height, and Ananias has gone into involuntary bankruptcy.—Grand Forks
The legislature has adjourned.   Whnt
next?—Ladysmith Ledger.
The processes by which municipal
councillors in Victoria arrive at their
conclusions respecting the conduct of
public business are past finding out. It
seems extraordinary that as soon as a
private citizen dons the chains and robes
of an alderman his views become overbalanced and stand, as it were, on their
heads, instead of resting soberly on the
soles of their feet.—Victoria Times.
Now Stuart Henderson is happy. He
can appear in court with his natural
beauty undimmed by any antique horse
hair.—Kamloops Standard.
Thot the credit of British Columbia
has been placed on a sound footing by
the efforts of Finance Minister Tatlow,
is very evident from the fact that on the
London market, B. C. inscribed 3 per
cent, has advanced several points since
it wns seen thnt the provincial government bad determined to handle the financial situation in a businesslike way. The
stock is now selling at 90.—Kamloops
With brutnl frankness, characteristic
of its editor, the Nelson Tribune criticizes Hon. R, F. Green and his subordinates for reported irregularities in the
lnnds nnd works department at Victoria.
"Bob" Green may not be a "big man
mentally or physically," as the Tribune
puts it; but his qualifications were of n
higher standing than those of the member for Nelson for the position, the loss
of which wns a bitter pill for him to
swallow, and wiliich led to his estrangement from the party he was elected to
support.—Sandon Standard.
Write for Our Booklet descriptive of tlie Valley, and
Catalogue of Fruit and Farm Lands for sale.
It's Free for the ashing.
FISHER &8AGE, Armstrong,B.C. j
B. C. is an empire within itself and
only needs to be advertised and pushed
along by enterprising people who do not
sit down every few minutes in order to
emanate a howl about hard times. There
should be no such a thing as hard times
in such a province, rich as it is in so
many of the natural resources that make
nations wealthy.—Fernie Ledge.
j Quite a strong feeling of opposition
exists among Victoria merchants to the
legislation proposed by Mr. Hawthornthwaite to regulate the hours of employ-
nieut of shop assistants. The bill was
among those shelved at the close of the
session so there is uo immediate cause
lor agitation on the subject. Some of
the features of the bill are objectionable.
No allowance is made, for instance, for
late trading on tbe eve of public holidays—a very convenient custom—and the
regulation in regard to midday recess
would prove unworkable. But there is
oue excellent proposal contained in Mr.
Hawthornthwaite's measure, namely
that providing for a weekly half-holiday.
This lias beeu established by law in
some—if not all—of the Australian
states, and hi many other places for
years past, and has worked no hardship
upou the shop-keepers, while it has given
opportunity to shop assistants, many of
whom are occupied in very tedious and
trying work, to enjoy the pleasure and
physical benefits derived from open-air
exercise. The half-holiday might be
established without legislation, and we
think it is deserving of consideration by
the merchants of the province.
Considerable development work is being done on the high grade belt of Greenwood, and the Preston, Skylark, Helen,
Strathinore, Fremont and other claims
are said to be very promising.
A deal is pending for the purchase of
the O. P. R. property near Franklin
camp, North Fork of Kettle river, the
purchasers being Canadian capitalists.
The claim is one of tbe high-grade gold
and copper properties of the North Fork.
A recent assay from this property showed returns of $26.50 in gold.
Lumby (Okanagan) has organized a
football club, with T. A. Norris, president, and M. V. Allen, captain.
Following is a list of up-country read'
ers who have sent hi subscriptions during the past week: Bank of Montreal,
Vernon; W. F. Cameron, Vernon; W.
C. Pound; Vernon; P. Dixon, Winnipeg;
Geo. Raymond, Vernon; O. A. O. Steward, Penticton; A- Johnston, Summer-
land; Chas. Jones, Penticton; Carruthers
& Pooley, Kelowna; J. L. Pridham,
Kelowna; Lequime Bros., Kelowna;
Thos. Lawson, Kelowna; O. W. M.
Hughes, Kelowna; Dr. W. J. Knox,
Kelowna; W. A. Pitcnim, Kelowna; F.
M. Buckland, Kelowna; D. W. Sutherland, Kelowna; Kelowpa Saw Mill Co.;
R. Morrison, Kelowna; Dr. H. L. A.
Keller, Kelowna; Jim Bowes, Kelowna;
W. B. Finley, Vernon; H. C. Cooper,
Kelowna; The Club, Kelowna; F. Mc-
Gowen, Vernon; Vernon Hotel; W. T.
Shatford, Penticton; Oknnngan Land
Co., Vernon; A. P. McKenzie, Vernon;
L. Norris, Vernon; Hudson's Bay Co.,
The King Edward
The most modern hotel in the
city. European and American
plan.    Rates $1 to $5.
The Dallas
,   The only seaside resort in Vic-1
toria.     Situated overlooking the
Straits of Juan de Fuca and the^
majestic Olympia Mountains.
American plan, $2.50 and up.
The Vernon
The leading commercial hotel
with ample sample room accommodation.    $2. and $2.50 per day I
The above hotels are all under the management of .
Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson.
Guests are requested to write or wire <
for rooms. Bus meets all steamboats and '
Tenders for Gravel
Tenders will be received up to i o'clock j
on Monday, the 17th inst., for 5,000cubioL
yards  [more  or  less]  of clean beaclfW
gravel to be delivered in accordance with]
specifications to be seeu iu Purchasing
Agent's office.
All tenders must be endorsed "Tender ]
for Gravel," and must be properly sealed and addressed to the undersigned.
Tbe lowest or any tender not necessar-j
ily acoepted.
Purcbasiug Agent for the Corporation ofl
the City of Victoaia. €
City Hall. Victoria, B. C, April 12th,,
Tenders will be received up Jto 4 p. m.|
of Tuesday, 18th inst., for a Brick Buil
ding to be erected on Yates Street for j
W. J. Hanna, Esq.
Plans and specifications at the office'
of tlie architect.
Lowest or nny tender nut necessarily]
Vernon; Dr. R. Young, Vernon; H. G.
Muller, Vernon; S. W. Hatch, Winnipeg;.
E. A. Shaw,   Vernon;   Stillingfleet   &]
Fraser, Kelownn; H. Percival Lee, Vernon; Berry & Bond, Winnipeg;    Alex.j
Grant, Vernon; J, T. Taylor, Vernon; S. ]
C. Smith, Vernon; Knight & Co., Vernon;   McKenzie   &   Martin,   Vernon;]
Okanagan Saddlery Co., Vernon; V. L.
E.   Miller,   Lumby; Johnson & Haley,]
Vernon; F. S. Reynolds, \ernon; J. T.
Bnrdolph, Vernon; W. T. Shatford, Vernon; F. Billings, Vernon; C. F. Coster-
ton, Vernon; 3. C. Campbell,   Vernon;!
Victorin Hotel, Vernon; Jno. Smith, St J
Janics, Man.; F. O. Winters, Armstrongs
Columbia    Flouring   Mills,   Oknnngan ;|
Jno. Hnrwood, Vernon; Chas. Addison,!
Wellington, England; P. Burnett, Ender-1
by; Webb  Wright,    Enderby;    C. W.f
Lelgthton, Enderby; Mr. Morand, Lumby]
Col. Robert Stevenson, Princeton. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1905
The Land of the Big Red Apple*
The Cities of Enderby, Armstrong and  Municipality of Spallumcheen and Larkin Described.
By Percy F. Godenrath.
1 It is at Sicamous Junction, 334 miles
iiist of Vancouver, that the passenger
jound for the Okanagan leaves the main
line of Canada's transcontinental high-
jtyay to continue his journey south over
he Shusway & Okauagan branch. Catering to the growing needs of this section,
with an early season aud bright prospects of travel, the company has resumed
Jhe daily passenger service to the head
it Okanagan lake. Each morning the
datform of the station nnd the rotunda
if the picturesque C. P, H. hotel presents
in animated appearance with throngs of
inpatient travellers aawiting the making
hp of the combination passenger    and
freight train previous to its departure,
t is an interesting collection of humani-
y that greets the eye. Down around the
aggage car are numbers of good-
atured dapper "drummers" taking a
st look to see that their trunks are put
Safely   aboard;    prosperous   appearing
Ranchers and farmers, hailing from east
f the Rockies, are being button-holed
!>y ever alert real estate agents—who by
l;he way have come up the night previ-j
Travelling Correspondent for The Week
acres of cleared lnnd, embracing the corporation limits of Enderby, the latest
claimant to municipal honors and the
right to tho prefix "city," as granted by
royal charter. When the history of the
province was in its making, in the good
old dnys of the early 'CO's, many of the
pioneers, tiring in a profitless search
after the yellow; metal, turned to a more
prosaic, though less speculative existence, and settled in this vicinity, which
iu recent months, since the advent of
Bro. Walker aud the "Edenograph," has
been advertised to the world as a bounteous "Garden of Eden." Before the "iron
horse" came whistling down the valley to
quicken its commercial life, the settlement was called Belvedere, and its position at the head of navigation on the
chain of lakes stretching from Savonas
to the Okanngan made it the rendezvous
of the early settlers and the headquarters
of the vuhole district as regards trading
aud transportation. With the completion
of the railway in 1892, Enderby lost its
supremacy in this respect, ns the other
towns nnd communities were pieced   in
that means so much for the future permanency and financial wealth of this
"Baby City." The principal industrial
concerns are the Kamloops Lumber
Company, which has one of the most
modern sawmills in the interior, with
a capacity of 20,000,000 feet per annum;
the Columbia Flouring Mills Company's
300 barrel grist mill; the Enderby Brick
& Tile Company's extensive brick yards,
and the recently formed Enderby Coal
Mines, Ltd., whose property, consisting
of 10,000 acres, is eight miles from, and
nt au altitude of 1,130 feet above the
town. ,
Up to within a few years the farmers
of the vicinity devoted most of their attention to the production of wheat, for
the growth of wlhich the land is eminently suited. It was not long, however, before they found it almost impossible to
compete with the grain growers of the
Northwest, and, as elsewhere in the valley, they turned their attention to dairying, fruit raising and gardening. The
success that attended the planting of the
first orchards, principally apples, plums,
" ^T&^fcfe^V%
Ions to the Junction so as to lose no,
■opportunity to impress upon the new-
Icoiners the merits of their respective sec-
Itious, as set glowingly forth in illustrated
■ pamphlets which are generously distributed to all hands; n black-gowned priest
['lias in charge a party of sombre faced
[Sisters of Charity; while another group
lis composed of members of a touring
[theatrical company, chatting gaily on
['the prospects of securing the shekels
[that are ripe for the gathering in nt the
(different "one-night stands" the company
[will play at. Here and there a few, farm
■laborers brush elbows Vijith keen-eyed
■Speculators, though before one has fur-
Ither time for contemplation a raucous
[voice yells: "All aboard for the Okan-
lagan," nnd a general movement is made
Ifor the cars, and shortly the train is
(moving southward—bound for the Land
|ot Promise.
A few minutes run, skirting Mara
linke nnd n brief stop is made nt Mara,
Ji little hamlet where is loented the
■Rothesay Lumber Company's sawmill, n
fiotel nnd general store.
A "Bnby" City.
Charmingly situated on the west bank.
In a bend of the Spallumcheen river, 23
Idles south of tbe Junction, are   C55
direct connection with the outside world.
Backed by an extensive mixed farming,
fruit raising nnd dairying country, the
city itself has thenucleus of n payroll
from several important industries, nnd
give promise of expansion, assuring for
the place an    ever-growing    population
prunes, apricots and cherries, as well as
small fruits, and the superiority of the
quality and flavor of tho fruit attributed
to the fact of the soil containing sufficient
moisture to mature the fruit even in the
driest seasons, thus obvinting the necessity of artificial irrigation, soon resulted
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Monday afternoon, children's fancy
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Monday evening, beginners' classer.
Tuesday evening, Cotillon Club.
Thursday, Social Night, 8.30 to 11 p.m.
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thebiiildiug.  Oiisi.io incisudd. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 15,. 1905,
in calling attention to the possibilities of
this section ns a fruit country second to
ndne in the West.
A Goat Ranch.
One of the best known ranches of the
Northern Okanogan is the Stepney
ranch, situated three miles from town,
anil owned by Sir Arthur Stepney, ln
many ways it is a model of perfection,
showing evidences of careful cultivation
and reflecting great credit on the manager, Mr. George Heggie. The estate
comprises some 1,500 acres, with 700
acres under cultivation, principally in
grain, barley, oats, peas and, hay. Besides a herd of pure bred Shropshire
sheep, cattle and hogs, always interesting to visitors, the experiment of breeding -ingora goats for mohair—something
entirely new\ in the province—is now being carried on nt the ranebe, bespeaks an
enterprise that is unique in more thnn
one respect, for the goats are decidedly
useful as "brush exterminators."
Coal Land.
The discovery of coal croppings last
fall in the immediate vicinity of Enderby by George Weir, whoso interests
w.ere afterwards acquired by a local
company, also means much to the town
ill the "olack diamond" be found in such
quantities and such quality as to allow
of it becoming a commercial product.
Preliminary exploration by a G4-foot
tunuel disclosed n full face, and the seam
is believed to be a big one. Since there
are no coal mines being operated in this
province between the Crow's Nest Pass
arid Vancouver Island, the sanguine
hopes of the shareholders cannot be gain-
sayed if the mine turns out as is expected;   The eoal is said to be bituminous,
liking. "How did you come to drift in
here'.'" I asked him. "Well, I broke loose
from old Nova Scolia back in '73; wandered around the lacitie slope until I
struck Lyttou, 21 years ago, and from
there liually followed a freight outfit,
which brought iu two American self-
hinilei's that finally landed up at the old
Lambley warehouse. I figured it out
that those binders were headed for a
land Ihat grew something1—nnd I've
stuck here ever since." Webb slill clings
to n 50-ncre plot of choice land half a
mile from town, for which he has refused $100 per acre. His hotel is a big
one, fronting lUli feet on one street aud
70 feel on another, and is a substantial
tWo-story frame structure, electrically
lit, with modern improvements, hot and
told water, etc. Generous to a fault,
ever ready to help along the road of life
some unfortunate, Wright is typical of
tliat group of sturdy pioneers now rapidly passing away, and to whom, the provinee owes so much.
Enderby nnd its immediate neighborhood offers many opportunities for the
homeseeker, and small holdings eau be
had at prices varying from, $10 per acre
upward, according to the distance from
town. With a fuvoruuie climate, ample
rainfali to insure crops, good soils, an
abundance of timber and splendid markets for all produce of the field or
orchard, the outlook is rightly summed
up by tlie "Edenograph" in the following
terse sentence: "There may be, no doubt
there are, features about other parts of
the Okanagan that will equal anything
we have about Enderby in the way of
nature's provisions for home-life, but certainly none can excell us.   Climatic con-
thcir Farmer's Exchange, take a high
p'.nee in the biisinesS-like manner in which
they handle the products of Ihe soil to the
best possible advantage. Here they bhyi
manufacture and ship on the cooperative plan, all the produce offered nt
prices thnt menu a greater profit to themselves, than it would otherwise be possible to obtain by individual effort. For
instance, the Farmers' Exchange during
10114 shipped 102 carloads of fruit, hay
and produce, valued at $3< 1,813.82, at n
total cost of handling, including nil losses
and travelling expenses, of $2,432,518. or
only 7.8 cents per dollar. The net profits
ou the capital invested were 20',<:> per
cent., while the -losses from bad accounts amounted to only one half per
?ont., and when one considers tliat last
year's volume of business. was greatly
reduced owing to tlie small vegetable
crop caused by an unusually dry season
the showing is nn exceptionally good
one. This yenr the estimated output is
placed at 150 cars.
The municipality, which extends from
tlie Indian reservation near Enderby on
the north very nearly to Vernon on the
south, embraces four townships. The
valley nt this point varies from six to 12
miles in width. To the eastward tbe
agricultural lands run right up to the
foot of tlie Gold range mountains, while
the western part of the municipality is
more of a rolling, brushy country, though
for the most pnrt the land is available
for cultivation. The whole municipality
is extremely fertile, the soil being a rich
clay loam ranging from somewhat light
to clays of the heaviest kind, with several  inches of black  loam  on  the sur-
nnd nn analyses of the surface exposures
gave the following, highly satisfactory
Moisture    7.09
Volatile innttcr 10.90
Fixed1 Carbon 54.21
Ash 10.30
Sulphur    5.50
Development work is now being1 actively prosecuted, and the company—which
is n close corporation—includes the
names of many substantial financiers,
who. if tho undertaking should prove
successful, nre in a position to command
all tbe capital necessary to open up tbe
properly on a lnrge scale.
lake every old Settled community, Enderby has its pioneers, and one's visit
could bnrdly bo called complete without
becoming personally acquainted wjlth II,
Webster Wright, belter known as
"Webb," the genial bonifnee of Ihe Enderby hotel, For two decades Wright
derby hotel. For two decades Wright has
experienced Ihe vicissitudes and pleasures of making n living in the valley as
freighter, stage driver, farmer, ami lasl-
ly as "mine host," and now with a tidy
income of some $2,000 per month coming
from the lintel, he tells you in his plain,
blunt wny that nfter all the solitude of
the farm and an occasional outing after
feathered game or a bear—for the district is prolific in sport—are more to his
i.'.itions are perfect; nnd for health and
beauty the town's location is unsurpassed. No cold, damp weather, or hot sultry days."
Where the Big, Red Apple Grows.
Continuing south, the next town reached is Armstrong, it is a thriving, prosperous place, that to-day shows no sign
of the disastrous firo that three yen's
ago almost wiped it ont of existence, and
this speaks well for the enterprise and
supreme optimism its business men hnvo
in the place. With a population bordering close to 500 people, tlie town lies U:
tbe heart of the municipality of Spnl-
lltliicllPcn—".the bind of the big, red
apple,"—and local orclinrdlsts will not
hesitate lo say that this particular section produces the finest winter apple
grown in point of size, color and flavor
in the valley under natural rainfall—irrigation not being required, Be Hint us il
may, the fnct is evident lo the mosl
casual observer, ihat while for many
years the municipality hns been noted
for its prolific grain fields, fruit raising
is now engaged in to n large extent, and
when one learns that n local firm sold
this spring over $7,000 worth of fruit
trees, it is pretty conclusive evidence Unit
Ihe soil and climate hereabouts is specially adapted lo fruit culture.
The farmers, too, through their cooperative flour mill, their creamery and
face. The rolling and higher land in the
extreme western pnrt is mostly n black
sandy loam, tho chief area of whicli is
tlie Salmon river valley and land in the
immediate vicinity. Scattered throughout the length and breadth of the municipality, amply testifying to tbe richness
nt the soil, are scores of 10 and 20 aero
tracts of orchards, gardens and meadows
as bright 111 verdure nnd foliage as anything in the city of Victorin, and capable of raising ns bounteous nnd varied
crops ns nny vineyards, orchards or gardens in the provinee.
Sharing with Ihe rest of tho valley the
good limes consequent upon nn influx of
The latest townsite!
in the Okanagan
Surrounded by 20,000 acres of fertile land all settled onjj
by prosperous ranchers and orcli ardists, with numerous or-(
chards, broad meadows and grain fields.
1,500 acres of cleared,, level land immediately adjoining
the townsite is now being sub-divided into 5, 10, and 20 acr^
plots—with free water to purchasers—at prices ranging froml
$80.00 to $75.00 per acre.
A Hotel, General Store, Blacksmith Sho]
and Saw Mill in course of erection,
Town Lots selling from $5000]
to $10000.
An opportunity of a life time is here presented for thel
man with small means.
For Literature and further information address
Vernon, B. G.   Larkin, B. C.
new people; men of experience and
broader ideas, men with capital, energy
and brains, Armstrong and the municipality generally is looking forwnrd to
a most active summer in land transactions. It is realized that the days of
large ranch holdings is a tiling of tlie
past, if the country is ever to be built
up by a population such as can be supported under a new plnn of cultivating
each and flVery acre to its most productive extent by the ownership of say 10
and 20 acre plots. With this end in view
local capitalists have recently bought lip
some of the original homesteads and nre
platting them out for orchards and mixed
farming. Thc smaller plots fiud a ready
sale, at prices within a radius of five
miles of the town, of from $30 to $40
per acre for wild land, and from $50 to
$100 per ncre for cultivated lands, nnd
tbo range of prices is fully 50 per cent,
lower than that part of the Okanngan to
the south, and inasmuch that irrigation is not required, the initial expense
to the owner is fnr less per acre for cultivated lands. Two instances might be
mentioned. August Schubert, sr., a
pioneer of the vnlley, who 42 years ago
braved the perils of that remarkable
over-land journey made by the first Canadian contingent to seek n fortune in the
Golden Cariboo, has disposed of bis 480
acre homestead to a local syndicate.
'i no new owners divided tlie land up into
10-acre plots, and hnvo already sold a
number to recent arrivals from Manitoba
nnd the Territories. His next door neighbor, II. Swanson who hns also resided
here for n quarter of a century, has just
Write me for particulars.of  Brilulj
Coin mbiii's
Guides and Outfits furnished.
Prank Rushton
All the best varieties,
2 years old.   Will bear this season.
Box 85, eity.
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Purchase your "Cut Rate Esquimalt!
Car Tickets" at the "Savoy Cigar Stund"-
By this method you can save enough to
purchase your tobacco. A full line of!
Smokers' Requisites always on hand.
On. C. Anderson, Prop, Savoy Cigar Stand.
Price's Gold Medal Brand (3at>i
■up, Pickles and Sauce are con J
diments that should be in every]
house. Price and quality second]
to none.
Farms and Ranches -For Sale or|
Writo  for  information   regarding  the
fruit growing snssibilities of
tlie district.
Martin Beattie
Realty and Investment Broker]
P. O. Box 106, Kamloops, B.eJ
I sold 320 acres to F. C. Wolfenden, man-
fnger of the Okanagan flour mill. Both
I parcels of land, subdivided into 10-acre
j plots, find a quick market, as the proper-
Bties are situated within a mile and a half
[of town, are well watered and have an
(extremely fertile soil.
Just to give an illustration of tlie possibilities of making money in this section in farm   land   speculation,  which
fccame under the personal notice of the
[correspondent, take the case of W. S.
Ri'isher, the senior member of the firm of
Li'jsher & Sage, rea. estate dealers—and
fjlbis one firm sold for thc year ending
yst month over $120,000 worth of farm
funds, principally small holdings in the
It-alley, who came to Armstrong less than
Two years ago  from  Ponoka,  Alberta,
nnd  therefore    is    really even  classed
Iimong the newcomers.    He  purchased
tor cash 100 acres at $3,200;  immedi-
Jitely disposed of  80   acres for $1,800,
Subdivided the   rest   into 10-acre plots
J'nd made $1,100 over his original cash
Mitlay, and still retains for his own use
nd home 26 acres.   What this man has
in the past and is doing now, auy
atelligent, ambitious man   with   small
lapital can repeat   in   the future, and
[yiere are any number of such opportunism to make money.
a. New Townsite,
[Larkin, the newest townsite in the
[alley, is six miles further on, at nearly
southern end of the municipality,
fpme 100 odd acres have been laid out
streets, lots and blocks, and building
Jjiierntioiis for a hotel, general store,
[lacksmitli's shop and sawmill are now
I progress. Surrounded as Larkin is by
thousands of acres of cultivated level
f.nd, with the finest of black loam and
piay loam soils; with ample water for
I'imestic and irrigation uses and plenty
timber, the prospects are indeed
[lit for tlie upbuilding of a happy and
1 ,-osperous community. Here, again, opportunity exists for both rich and poor
Like, for tbo division of 1,500 acres of
llioice land adjucent to the townsite
l|to .r>, 10 and 20 acre plots, at prices
|iuging from $75 to $100 per acre—in-
ug free waters—suitable for orchards
j>'id mixed farming, will provide room
scores of families.
I'Tlie Veruon-Okanagan Land Company,
jTe owners of the townsite, will immedi-
|:ely iustal a waterworks service; grade
|e streets, aud lias set aside free sites
fir schools, churches and a public hail,
Vd is generally pursuing a most liberal
alley to induce settlement on its lands.
■In concluding a sketch of tho northern
J''jt of the Okanngan, tbe writer, from
■'formation collected at first band, venires to predict that within ten yenrs
Free-quarters of the land in this one
innicipality will be sub-divided into
}ialler holdings and that nine-tenths of
! present ranchers and farmers will
orchardists, for here exists tbe best
l.aditions for the production of perfect
lliit of the hardy varieties, perfect crops
Lnli kinds, for perfect health, for pros-
[urity and happiness. What more can
"asked 1
[Manager Keary, of th© Dominion ex-
Ibition, has received a letter from
Uholes, winner of the diamond sculls,
tying he is willing to row on the Fraser
l.d defend his claim to the champion-
liip against all comers.
\    The Stage    \
. It will be some time before our local
theatre-goer will again have tlie opportunity of enjoying the work of this excellent organization, as Mr. Redmond
begins his regular season at the Beck
theatre, Bellingham, Washington, on the
23rd of this month. As the coming week
will terminate the company's engagement here a series of revivals will be
given, aud all will have an opportunity
of witnessing the. reproduction of the
best, and strongest of their many
successes. Beginning with Monday
evening "Davy Crockett," with
all its wealth of special scenery,
will be the attraction offered,
and only for that night, for on Tuesday
evening and Wednesday matinee, "A
Afountuin Girl" will be the bill. On
Wednesday night one of the mpst successful melodramas of the season will be
reproduced, "The Man of Mystery"; on
Thursday aud at the Friday matinee,
"The Two Orphans"; Friday night and
Saturday matinee, "The Lighthouse Robbery," and on Saturday night the closing
play will be "Prince Romiro." With
such a list of attractions Victoria's
amusement seekers will have their hands
full, and many will be attracted to the
Redmond. Mr. Redmond has done much
for local patrons of the drama, for to
him, more than any other man in the
Northwest, is due the reasonable prices
now enjoyed by patrons of the stock
show,s. The opening of the Redmond
thentre marked a new era in the
conditions existing here, nnd this must
be admitted. We will be sorry to see
the Redmonds leave us for so long a
period, but Mr. Redmond returns to us
late in the fall in time to open his regular stock season. No one can foresee
what changes will occur before the return of this excellent organization, and
much interest will be felt in their
farewell week, us there may be several
new faces when the company returns.
We hope to see all that have been identified with Mr. Redmond's first season
here, but in auy even we can depend that
Mr. Redmond will return, awl witli an
organization that wjll reflect credit upon
Victoria's home stock company.
response of the instrumentalists to the
pleadings of their conductor. Perhaps
the niost appreciated items were the
selctions from Carmen and Norma. The
band possesses most efficient soloists in
Signors di Fnbio and Marcario. Frosini,
the accordeonist, is another bright feature in this essentially musical bill. He
is complete master of his instrument and
produces such delightful melody that one
wishes more accordeon "kings" found
their way to this city. Miss Daisy Vernon "soubrettes" most charmingly, and
her second song, in which she warbles to
us abOut "dreamland," is particularly attractive. Master Harold Hobb, although
a very diminutive little gentleman, sings
illustrated songs in a very entertaining
way. The Xerxas are a pair of very
clever contortionists and deserve much
greater applause than they have been receiving; Miss Xerxa, besides being a
fearless performer, is an exceedingly
pretty little lady, and goes through all
her gymnastic tricks as if she thoroughly enjoyed them. Boyle and Lewis give
the weak turn of nn otherwise strong
bill. They are called comedy sketch
artists, but neither their singing nor
"gag is of a very high order. The ever
popular biograph, with pictures of tbe
Russo-Japanese war and other topical
subjects brings a conclusion to this striking programme.
In spite of the keenest competition, the
Grand, on Johnson street, has kept well
to the front this week, and the good programme has met with well-deserved appreciation. The trio, Sylvester, Jones
and Pringle, have won themselves many
laurels and their refined singing fairly
"brought down the house." Teddy Box
is a comedian of the first water, with a
style peculiarly his own, and he manages
to "get right there" every night. It is
in the role of "policeman" that he wins
most applause. DeCoe gives some marvellous feats of balancing, and Joe
Demiug takes care to keep the audience
amused while he gives his bright little
turn of song aud talk. Little Mildred,
for her age, is a very clever child and
tells us a lot about Japan in her short
sketch and concludes by singing two
well chosen songs. Mr. Roberts and the
biograph are both regular features and
firm favorites. Mr. Roberts scores
heavily this week with his song, "Down
in the Vale of Shenandoah."
The Consolidated Amusement Compnny, who nre catering to the public
with such success nt the Victoria theatre,
have undoubtedly presented this week
the strongest vaudeville bill ever giveu
in this towU. The star engagement of
the week is the genius D'Urbnuo, with
his twenty-five musical satellites, and
one cannot help wondering how the management can secure such an expensive
feature and yet charge such low prices.
The most fastidious music-lovers could
find no fault with the selection of music,
and I hnve heard the opinion freely expressed that the genius of D'Urbano falls
very little short of that of the great
Creatore. D'Urbano presents a most
grotesque appearance while wielding the
baton, but one forgives nny eccentricity
when the classical selections are rendered with that rare delicacy aud feeling
which can only be obtained by the ready
Those who have not seen Kalacratus,
the great hoop rooler and equilibrist,
should make a point or attending the
Savoy to-night. He is a remarkably
good feature of a strong1 variety programme.
Municipal Notice
B;e-ElecUo& of School Trustee
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to
the Electors of tho Municipality of the
City of Victoria, that I require the presence of the said Electors in the Court
Room at the CITY HALL, in the aforesaid City, on Tuesday, the 25th day of
April, 1905, from 12 (noon) to 2 p.m., for
the purpose of electing a person as member of the Board of Trustees for Victoria
City School District, in the place of Dr.
A. E, Bolton, who has resigned.
Any person being a householder in tbe
School District, and being a British Subject of the full age of Twenty-one years,
and otherwise qualified by the "Public
School Act" to vote at an election of
School Trustees in the said School District, is eligible to bo elected or to serve
as a School Trustee.
The mode of Nomination of Candidates
shall be ns follows:
The Candidate shall be nominated in
writing, the writing shall be subscribed
by two voters of the Municipality as proposer and seconder, and shall be delivered to the Returning Officer nt nny time
between the date of the notice and 2 p.
m. of the day of the Nomination, nnd in
event of a poll being necessary sueli poll
will be opened on FRIDAY, the 28th
dny of April, 1005, in the Court Room
of the City Hall aforesaid, from 9 a.m.
to 7.30 p.m., at which time nnd place
each elector who is duly qualified to vote
for Mayor, will be entitled to enst his
vote for ONE (1) candidate for member
of the Board of School Trustees, but
may only enst one vote for any such candidate, of which every person is hereby
required to take notice and govern himself accordingly.
Given under my hand at Victorin, British Columbia, the 14th day nf April, 1905.
Returning Officer,
Por Week Commencing April 17th
Seven Charming Girls.
BABY JUNE, Child Prodigy.
In Eccentric Pantomime Comeny.
Contortion Dancer.
In Illustrated Songs.
Bioscope in Latest Novelties.
PRICES.—Evening, ioc. to Balcony and Gallery. 20c. to the Orchestra. 50c.
Box Seats. Matinee-ioc. to all parts of the house. Two performances each
evening, beginning at 7.30 aud 9.   Matinee daily, except Monday at 3 o'clock
Girl Prom Albany.
Week Starting
Monday, April 17th
Farewell week of the
Nonday Night
Davy Crockett.
Tues. Evening and Wed. Matinee
Mountain Girl.
Wednesday Night
Man of Mystery.
Thursday Evening and Friday Matinee
The Two Orphans.
Friday Night and Saturday Matinee
Lighthouse Robbery.
Saturday Night
Prince Romiro.
Matinee Prices:
10 Cts. Any Seat 10 Cts
Evening, 10 and 25c.
No Higher.
APRIL 26, 1905
Ii) metropolitan pietfiodlst cnurcn
160 Voices
Tickets 50c. Reserved, J1.00
Plan of seats at Hicks & Lovick Piano
88 Government Street.
For School Trustee
I beg to announce that I will be a candidate at tbe election for School Trustee
and respectfully solicit your vote nnd
To The Ratepayers of
The undersigned is 11 candidate for
tbe vacancy ou the School Board, caused
by the resignation of Dr. Bollou, nud
begs to solicit your vote and influence,
Upon request of n number of ratepayers, I have consented to lie a candidate
for Trustee, to till the vacancy mnde by
the resignation of Dr. Bolton. If elected, I will endeavor to serve the interests
of the people to the best of my ability.
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
Prof. Dodd
and His Dog.
Richard Sisters
Song and Dance Artists.
Alice Wildemere
Beatrice Lome
Wm. Woods
Blackface Comedian.
La Rose & Hatfield
Change  Artists and Wooden  Shoe
Saxton & Deagle
English Comiques.
Ethel Jackson
Coon Shouter.
Hattie Wade Mack
Hibernian Mirth Maker.
Blanche Trojan
Serio Comic.
ADMISSION: 15 Cts. and 25 Cts.
DAILY ';?«<•
Management ot
Illustrated Song.
Frederic Roberta.
Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep
Mr. & Mrs. John T, Powers, Humorous l'layetle, " The Players "
The Lucadors,
Heavy Weight Ualancers.
Dan Mason,
German Comedian.
Mecromaiiiii|ue Kntrrlainer,
Carrie 11 Whallen,
Song and Dance Soubrette
New Moving Pictures.
Johnson Street.
Broad Street,
Between Yntes and Johnson.
O. Renz, Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in tbe city. Tbe management
aims at all times' to furnish tbe largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville talent
that pains and money can procure.
Open eveiy evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission :  10 and 35c, \
The Joy of
Life in Spring
" Babette Writes of This and Also
of Shopping and Fashion Topics.
Denr Madge:—What a delightful climate our dear old Victorin lias after all !
Merc 1 am, silling out in the garden in
n cotton frock under my old friend the
spreading cherry tree. Fie, too, is clad
suitably for the occasion in his new white
gnrnii nt of cherry blossoms. Stretching
out away to the right are beautiful
green fields, wilh hedges and trees just
budding forth in their new leafy grandeur. Then away beyond, over the tops
of dark distant pine trees, 1 see the
mountains of the Olympic range wrapt
in their mantle or cold, white snow. But
all about nie the birds are twltter'ng and
chirping, revelling in the spri'ig sunshine,
and glad at the prospect of the many
more bright  warm days to come.    An
novelties. In tlie Westside this week I
noticed some very smart tailor-made costumes in luster, canvas cloth and voile.
Voile, under n variety of high-sounding
iniiiies whicli do credit to the inventive
genius of the fashion-monger, is asserting itself quite as strongly in the interests of tlie really smart gowns as taffetas. But call it what you will it is
still tha same delightful amenable fabric. For spring and early summer wear,
I think it charming. I also saw a number of new Louisine silk blouses, in
cream, brown, blue and black from $0.00
upwards. A new and fashionable silk
blouse, 1 always consider a safe investment, especially if one happens to possess
n suitable skirt of the same color to wear
it with. Now you must not write down
the blouse ns defunct, but rather ns a
phoenix risen anew, having shed its free-
and-easy aspect und blissful disregard of
the canons of form nnd reappeared in
the most recherche guise. At present it
is a slave to tbe science of boning, and
claiming as close a kinship with the
figure it adorns, as tlie most rigidly
tailored corsage.
less. woman may well school herself to
endure the heartburnings which will inevitably be her portion without directly
indulging in env.v, hatred, malice and all
imcharitnbleness. Lace, that is, real laee
is always a splendid investment, for
while a shred remains, it shows exactly
what it is. If it is really soiled it may
be tubbed or cleaned, but it always seems
such a pity, according to my way. of
thinking, for it takes away that lovely
yellow that age alone can give.
What, ho! for the spring housecleiin-
ing. I suppose you nre in the midst of
it by now, and in no amiable temper,
either. But cheer up, for "I bring you
tidings of joy." When your carpets are
all nicely cleaned, beaten, etc., nnd put
down again, keep them in this condition
by using in the future a Bissel sweeper.
Weiler Bros, advertise these sweepers
for $3.25 and $3.75 each, and if yon
take my advice on the subject, next year
you will be saved all the bother and discomfort of taking up your rugs and ear-
pets. In Weiler's also I saw such pretty
Jap screens for $5.00 ench. These nre so
effective and pretty for a garden in the
white and ecru, nre most effective, but
some veryvpretty designs in Pompadour
ribbons nre likewise included in the various schemes. Small bows of satin ribbon form a very important item in the
toilette up-to-date, Madge. Some of the
new sleeves nre slashed up on the inner
or outer side from the shoulder nnd
caught together again with little bows of
satin, velvet, or panne, ribbon showing
the arm between. The effect is very
good, the sleeve itself being full nnd
gathered or rucked all the way down.
Mr. David Dowler and Miss Mnrgnret
V. Tnnkin were mnrried nt St. Andrew's
Presbyterian church by the Rev. Leslie
Clay on Wednesday evening lnst. The
church wns decorated for the occasion iu
spring blossoms, and n lnrge number of
friends and relatives of the happy couple
were present at the ceremony. Tlie bride,
who was given away by Mr. Alex. Ferguson, was charming in a travelling costume of brown, cloth with becoming
toque to match.   She carried a beautiful
therefore be worth seeing,
dollar rates.
It is to be. a
The Redmond theatre has been doini
good business during the week with
three-barrelled bill, which consisted. <
"The Gilded Fool," "Escaped from Sin
Sing" and "The Girl from Albany." A
tlie plnys were produced with the abilif
characteristic of Mr. Redmond's produi
tions. "The Girl from Albany," a ver
jolly piny, is the nttrnction this nfternoo
and evening.
Thursday night was a gala night at th
Savoy. In addition to the strong vaud'
ville bill which has been running thil
throughout the week, the extra attra
lion of a fight betwpon Percy Cove, i
Seattle, and Colin Hill, of Victoria, dre
tremendous crowds to the popular varie
house. Shortly after ten o'clock all par
of the house began to fill, but it w;
eleven o'clock before the two combatan
were introduced by Mr. Wood. An e
thusiastic crowd was seated at the rid
side, and the general opinion seemed;
favor a good i>~ht.   Both   men   w*
We have just received several of the latest styles in Ladies'
Tailor Mnde Suits in Voile, Canvas Cloth, Lustre and Venetian Cloth.  Prices swing from $12.00 to $55.00
Ladies' Extra Fine Whitewear Novelties in Gowns, Corset
Covers, Skirts and Drawers have just arrived in profusion, exquisite conceptions in [.ace nnd Embroidery.   35c to $10.00
This department is again to the fore with several dozen New
Ready to Wear Hats, trimmed after the New York and Paris
"confections." $2.25 to $7.00
Costume, Silk Waist & Dress Goods Dept's.
During the past week many exclusive novelties have arrived in the above
departments. On Monday we will hold a special exhibition of these High
Class Novelties, which can now be bought at much less than usual prices.
Ladies' New Silk Waists, made of extra fine quality Louisine
in Brown, Navy, Black and Cream. $6.00 to $22.00
For ehlldren.
Our stock of Children's Sailor Dresses U now complete, in
Linen, Print and Gingham, stylishly trimmed.
$1.25 to $4.60
High Class Venetian Suitings.
These Imported Venetian Suitings are tbe most popular
fabric for fine costumes. Cur stock is now complete with all
the most popular colorings. 75c. to $2.50
APRIL 15th,   1905
occasional breeze whispers lo my friend
tlie cherry tree, and he sends down a
shower of blossoms iu reply. All me!
I'm no poet, Madge, but to be sure, one
can't help joining in the chorus when
everything about one seems singing the
praises of spring, and rejoicing nt its return. The tourists, like the birds, seem
to follow tbe warmth and sunshine, for
already I see a few of them straying
about. The other day 1 overheard some
of their conversation, und the remarks
of n bright American when asked what
lie thought of Victorin. "Well," he snid,
"everything is cllninte In Victoria. You
ask anyone Hint's been here, whnt he
thinks, and bo is sure lo begin, 'beautiful
climate.' The first thing I heard when
I arrived was climate (and the last thing
I felt nlso). Then I went fnr n drive to
Mount Tolmie. I asked the driver how
I might get to tbe top, nnd he replied
'climate, sir.' " But I hnve henrd Hint
joke so ninny times before, haven't you,
And now of the shops nnd their latest
In the linen department tliere nre all
kinds of fancy table linens, such as
centre pieces, doylies, tray cloths, etc.,
nt about bnlt the regular price. There
are also a number of good towels marked down nt cost. In lingerie I noticed
something very new and dainty in nightgowns. They were made of lawn nnd
trimmed with prettily embroidered fine
handkerchiefs, with insertion, tha embroidered covers of the handkerchiefs arranged so as to form n pretty bertha and
yoke. The other fine muslin underwear
that has just arrived is quite the prettiest
1 have ever seen, such dainty creations
of lace, embroidery and insertions. And
tlle new spring nnd summer hosiery is
too templing! I see that blnck laco is
used and inserted a grent deal in tbe
new black silk and Lisle thread hosiery.
Laee is being used with everything, nnd
the womnn with a goodly store of real
lace in her possession is always lo lie envied. But this yenr lnce hns so grent n
nindistie vnluc, npnrt from its intrinsic
worth and actual beauty, that the dower-
summer time when one hns little ten
parties; they can be used to keep off the
sun's hot mys or to shield one from tbe
rude gaze of passers-by; The old hickory
furniture that they advertise is very artistic fnr hall or library use. It is the
regular "Andy .Inckson" style, and some
of the chairs, seats, etc., arc very quaint.
While passing Fletcher Brothers' store
the oilier day I wns attracted by a most
delightfully sounding phonograph. Usually I pay little attention to these things,
lull this one produced the most beautiful
tones I hnve ever henrd coming from
such mi instrument. I went in to inquire nnd I find they have a new lot of
lately improved instruments, all with
lively tunes, nnd one can rent or buy
them nt reasonable rates.
Fashion forecasts point to the fact
that ribbon pnrnsols will be very popular tliis spring. The ribbons will be of
graduated sizes, those nt the base being
very wide and narrowing ns they near
the top. The examples tarried out in
sntin ribbon, iu pale shades as well as
shower bouquet of bridal roses and
ferns. Mr. and Mrs. Dowler will spend
their honeymoon touring the Sound cities,
nfter returning to Victorin they will take
lip their residence on Heywood avenue.
On Thursday Mrs. F. G. Richards
entertained nt ten in honor of her
daughter Blanche. Among those present
were: Mrs. 0. B. Deaville, Miss Mc-
Cullocli, Miss Jennie McCulloch, Miss
Lovell, Miss Kate Lovell, Miss Nellie
Lovell, Miss Davey, Miss Lucy Davey,
Mis:i Raymond, Miss Bone, Miss Pither,
Miss Mary Spencer, Miss Clarke, Miss
Smith, Miss Wntkius, Miss Nicholas.
Prizes were won by Miss Nicholas and
Miss Luck Davey. Mrs. Richards was
assisted by Mrs. J. Cochrane and Mrs.
A. D. Whittier.
At the Victoria theatre on Monday
night, n semi-musicnl comedy, cnlled
"Tho Mnrringe of Kitty," will be produced by a capable company. The show
is sent out by Jules Murry, and should
trained to the lnst ounce, nnd to all I
pearance the local man looked physics
the most fit. The first round was a d
one,, but in the second "Collie" show
us tliat his hitting powers were ns go
as ever. In tiie third round Cove go
a very clever displny, bringing in sol
telling nppercuts, and fighting his opp/
ent all over the ring. In the fourth a!
fifth rounds both men worked their ha|
est, but the local man began to shi
very obvious signs of tiring. The sis
nnd lnst round Hill started off by rut
ing Cove, after which Cove had all i
best of it, introducing several deadly i
percuts; finally Cove landed left to jt
and right to stomach, and Hill wk
down, and was only saved by the go*
When the gong sounded again Hij
second threw up the sponge.
It wns an interesting struggle, 1
from start to finish Cove was too cle
for ins opponent, who, although a povi
ful hitter, lost several openings I
seemed to renlize thnt he wns fightini
better man. Mr. Dodd mnde an ex
lent referee, and grent credit is due
the Snvoy management for the admin
wny in which the proceedings were


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