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his Spring Suit from us.
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THE WEEK
With which is Incorporated Progress.
NEW  HOUSES  FOR   SALE
INSTALMENT PLAN.
A number oi new homes, Modern In
every respect. Easy monthly instalments.
VOL. II.    No. i
VICTORIA, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 8 1905.
Price 5 Cents.
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Shall Chinamen Vote?
Liberal Minister of Justice Disapproves Local Electoral Law Pro"
hibiting Chinese and J apanese from
Exercising  Franchise.
Some people are never satisfied.   Any
■man—even a   politician—with chastened
laud temperate desires, would have sup-
li'iosed that the enormous majority polled
(»y the Liberal party at   the Dominiou
Iblectious last fall would   have satisfied
liny ordinary government..   It   does not
Itppoar to satisfy the Liberals.   Or per-
liaps they  think—and  events just now
faking place would seem to warrant such
[in apprehension ou their part—that tho
Immeuso majority they have got, being
lomposed of educated white   men, may
liot bo quite as subservieu1, in all things
fo the wishes of the   true   reformer as
luay be desirable.   Aud in that eveut it
Iv-ouid bo wed to be able to commund a
kubstautiul body of voters, not quite the
Lame iu color it is true, and not quite so
Kvell educated or independent, but know-
ling no other will thau that of the great
jiueral party, and   firmly imbued with
jljie grand principles of Liberalism, Such
lis uliinumeu or Japanese, tor example.
|u eu, let us see!
When   Mr. VV. J. Bowser,   of    Vault-out'cr, kept the House and the galleries
■tu a roar of merriment for nearly two
(hours last Mouduy night, by the ridicule
lie made of tho Liberal party iu general
fund the provincial opposition   in particular, comparatively little attention was
paid by the public—and none at all by
l.iio dairy press—to the ground on whicli
lie bused one of his most sarcastic attacks.    Mr. Bowser   drew au eloquent
picture of the leader of the   opposition
Liuvussing tho   Mongoliau vote.    "You
kubbee me, John'/" said the member for
[Vancouver, joining his hands prayerfully
viUi tho finger-tips   pointing outwards,
lifter the    well-known    manner   of the
leader of the opposition.   And the House
l'id galleries   shrieked   with   laughter,
fvkilo the member for Rossland squirmed
[11 his chair.
But behind this very excellent l'uu-
Inukiug lay a substratum of  fact of so
pnvo aud serious a nature that, in the
Interests of the public und the workiug-
fcieu of British Columbia, and1 in the interests of provincial rights, The Week
feels that a fuller explanation of what
Bowser so sarcastically alluded to
1'iould without delay he given to the public, in order that the extraordinary and
Uenacing views and intentions of the
leaders of the Liberal party in Canada
nay be fully understood.
We have here before us a copy of the
leport of the Hon. Mr. Fitzpatrick, Minister of Justice in thc Dominion cabiuet,
Issued from the Department of Justice
1-nder date of the lOtu of November,
B.004. It is a remarkable document. It
lleals with the act passed at lust year's
lessiou of the local legislature (1904)
I'lititled "An Act to Consolidate and
It mend the Law Respecting the Qualification and Registration of Electors, the
■jtegulutiou of the Election of Members
[if tho Provincial Legislative Assembly,
■ind the Trial of Controverted Elections."
|lt is a part of the Hon. Mr. Fitzpatrick's
flieial duties to report ou such legislation to His Excellency the Governor-
general, through the Dominion cabinet,
commending its allowance or disallow-
hce.
In this particular net there is a clause
lyhich excites the Hou. Mr. Fitzpatrick's
rath and disapproval.   It is that clause
Inch provides that no Chinaman, Japan-
'se or Indian shall be entitled to vote
at any election, with the interpretation
clans-} that the words "Chinaman" and
"Japanese" nre defined to include any
person of these races respectively,
whether naturalized or not.
This appears to the Liberal Minister
of Justice to be a most undesirable and
unwarrantable piece of legislation to be
enacted by a provincial legislature, and
to be utterly subversive of the law as
laid down in the "Naturalization Act, R.
S. 0., chapter 113, section 15," which he
ceeds to regret that, owing to the objectionable (to his party) clause being merely a re-enactment of legislation long
standing upon the statute hooks of British Columbia, disallowance in this present statute's case would not affect, the
law of this province. But this ia the
wny he concludes:
"The undersigned hopes, however, that
this matter will be further considered by
the Provincial Legislature, and such
amendments made as may be necessary
to remove the objections herein stated."
Oh, very likely, indeed!
Workingmen and electors of British
Columbia, will you be so good as to consider and admire the excellent intentions
of the Liberal party towards yourselves
and your rights?
Tho gravest menace to provincial
rights in this public opinion of the Hon.
Mr. Fitzpatrick consists iu the fact that
he gives it—and gives it knowingly—in
The Passing Show.
Negotiations for the Purchase of the Island Railway Lands-
Mr, Dunsmuir and the Board of Trade—Gossip
of the Week.
In Victoria during the week politics
practically have absorbed public attention, or rather that part of the attention
of the public not devoted to business.
Tbe Hopper-Dunsmuir suit has been before the Full court, and Mr. Bodwell has
presented his argument on behalf of the
appellant and Mr. Davis's presentation
of the facts of the case for the other side
remains to be heard. Not much interest
is taken in the hearing by the general
public, as the chief points have   been
proceeds to quote at length to His Excellency. Then he goes on: "The undersigned," meaning himself, the Hon. Mr.
Fitzpatrick, "does not doubt that a
legislature may define the local franchise,
but he considers that Your Excellency's
government ought not to approve of thc
policy of a legislature withholding from
naturalized British subjects, merely because of their race, rights or privileges
conferred generally upon natural-born
British subjects of the same class. Parliament having exclusive authority with
regard to naturalization and aliens, has,
the undersigned apprehends, the right to
declare what the effect of naturalization
shall be; and local legislation whicli is
intended to interfere, or has the effect of
interfering, with the apparent policy of
Parliament in the exercise of its powers
with regard to any subject may, in thc
opinion of the undersigned, even if it be
held to be intro vires of the Legislature,
properly be disallowed by Your Excellency."
After enunciating this astounding opinion, the Liberal Minister of Justice pro-
A complete assortment of
FLOWER and GARDEN SEEDS
Dixi H. ROSS & Co., Independent Cash Grocers.
the very face of the decision rendered1 by
the highest court of appeal in the Empire, the Privy Council of Great Britain.
In 1903, an appeal in the well-known
case of Cunningham vs. Tommn Honia,
the Privy Council handed down the decision that this province had a perfect
right to take away, if it saw fit, thc vote
of any person, or to deny tho franchise
to any class.
Does anyone suppose for a moment
that on oilicial so versed in the law and
of such high standing ns the Liberal Minister of Justice for the Dominion of
Canada was unaware of this most important legal decision? Hardly, we
should imagine. Yet he has tlie effrontery to approach the representative of the
Crown in this Dominion, with insulting
regrets tuat it is impossible—at present-
to disallow legislation approved of favorably by tho Privy Council, and the still
greater effrontery to exceed his duties by
expressing a hope that the Provincial
Legislature may see fit to stultify themselves by annulling legislation which the
highest court in the Empire has declared to be within their rights! Could
the unbridled insolence of power go much
further?
We have probably said enough to show
the workingmen nnd electors of Britisli
Columbia the danger that menaces them
in the extraordinary views held by the
leaders of the Liberal party. An uncontrolled desire for absolute aud irresponsible power, a determination to override—wherever possible—the provincial
rights which tho different provinces so
jealously and wisely gnard—these nre the
distinguishing features of the Liberal
policy of to-dny, as exhibited all over
Canada. It is well that the careless
drunkenness of. power hns led them to
show their hands too early. The people
will know how to clip tho wings of this
soaring bird of ambition—and will know
whnt faith to put In Liberal pledges of
devotion to provincial rights.
brought out in other courts and published in the newspapers. The session of the
Legislature is nearing an end, the ministerial banquet having taken place last
night, and supply having been granted.
There is no denying the fact that general disappointment is felt at the failure
of tho government to introduce railway
legislation. The situation, however, is
not generally understood, aud readers of
The Week will be fully informed as to
what transpired in the inner councils of
thc Conservative party before nuiny days
elapse,
One of the topics of the week has
been the enterprise of the Consolidated
Amusement Company at the Victoria
tbeutre. With this latest addition to
Victoria's entertainments at popular
prices, the city certainly provides plenty
of amusemeut for residents aud visitors.
There has been a good deal of talk about
the business of tbe smaller theatres being spoiled, but while the big theatre
has been drawing large audiences during
tho week, the Redmond, the Grand and
the others have had their fuir share of
patronage.
Very little has been heard lately of the
sale of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo railway to the C. P. R. Company. As explained last week in these columns, the
difficulty in the way of the conclusion of
the "deal" is the possibility of the lands
grunted to the railway being taxed by
the province. As a matter of fact this
difficulty may be overcome and   at   a
very early date, as The Week has information to the effect tliat the C. P. R.
people are negotiating with Mr. Dunsmuir for the purchase of these lands
along with the railway. The delay in
the conclusion of tbe sale of the road has
not improved the local trade situation
owing to the feeling of the uncertainty as
to the future that exists in the business
section of the community.
Considerable amusement was caused
by the hurried action of the executive of
the Victoria Board of Trade, on receipt
of the news concerning Mayor Barnard's
opinion of Mr. Dunsmuir, as expressed
to the railway committee at Ottawa.
These gentlemen held a meeting and sent
a deputation to Mr. Dunsmuir to assure
him that the Board of Trade did not
agree with His Worship, but really felt
that Mr. Dunsmuir was a very fine fellow
—or words to that effect. AU of which
probably amused Mr. Dunsmuir quite as
much us it did Uie man iu tne street, it
woulu be truly dreadtul if our local millionaire suould hide the light of his
countenance irom the Board of Trade,
or suspect the members thereof of
treasonable doubts as to his interest in
tne wgilure of Vancouver island!
The announcement contained in last
week's issue of The Week to the effect
that the government hud informed the
C. P. lt. Company that their proposals
for runway construction in Southern
British Columbia could uot be accepted
on the terms offered was declared inaccurate by a daily contemporary.' lt was
perfectly correct, however. The trouble
with that daily is that it does uot get
the news of political doings, or else has
reasons for withholding its knowledge
from the public.
Local supporters of Senator Templeman are glad to learn that he is making
a stand at Ottawa iu regard to the construction of the British Columbia section
of the Grand Truuk Pacific, aud is endeavoring to persuade his colleagues to
briug pressure to bear on the company
to secure fulUimeut of the promises made
by Mr. Hays iu the letter used ou the
hustings by the Senator. Whether he
will succeed or not remains to be seen,
but it is to be sincerely hoped that he
will. The fact is that the Dominion government did not properly protect the interests of this province in tbe contract
entered into, in spite of the protests
made at the time, nnd the present trouble
is the result.
Senator Templeman's chances iu regard to tho portfolio of tlie Interior, relinquished by Mr. Sifton, are being discussed, anil it is said that he may "get
there." The Colonist thinks his chance
is good because thc government would
not have to risk a bye-election. Why
the government should worry about bye-
clictious when there are several budding
Statesmen in Quebec province still available for ollice does not scorn quite clear,
but Mr. Sifton, in spite of his speedy
recantation of heresy, in differing from
ihe Premier on the separate school qiies-
lion, seems to be down and out for keeps.
COOl) l-'Oit ATLIN.
.Messrs. Uoehusson and Collis, the well
known local agents for mining machinery, have just sold to the Great Northern Mining Company, 01' Atlin, a steam
shovel to lie employed upon the company's property on Spruce Creek. This
machine lias not yet been put to work
.in the northern placer fields, nnd its advent is bound lo hnvo un Important effect upon the development of the mining
industry of Atlin. The ground held by
the company has been thoroughly tested
nnd there is no doubt ns to llic result
of the enterprise shown in Ibis ense.
The shovel is uiauiifaclurcd by the Vul-
enn Iron Works, of Toledo, Ohio. The
shareholders in the Great Northern company are mostly Vnnoouvcr people. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1905.
SUGGESTIONS FOR TALK.
"Parliament   is   rapidly   degenerating
into a mere convention of the all-powir-
ful Grits."—Daily Paper.
Now the Grits are iu convention
With the exceilent intention
Of discussing what they ought to do to
make their party strong,
And they'll want to hear suggestions
For settling all questions
...ud fixing up in every  way  whatever
may be wroug.
So, since I support the Party
And would see it hale and hearty
(As it's got to be most surely if it wants
to govern us),
I would like to humbly mention
To the Liberal convention
A point or two they ought to view and
certuinly discuss.
First of nil there is tbe weather.
Take the seasons all together
And there isn't any doubt, you kuow, but
things ure very bad.
For it rurely happens nicely
Aud it's usually precisely
The opposite to what you had expected,
which is sad!
For you're pic-nicking or camping,
Down the rain comes—ain't that damping?
And if you wish it moist aud cool you're
sure to get it hot,
So 1 want to know good reasons
Why the Grits can't work the seasons
And the present   clerk   who's   running
things be fixed upon the spot.
The mosquito, too, I'm thinking,
He is far too fond of drinking
And his appetite and manners are not
uice, to say the least.
If he only were'nt so frisky
And were satisfied with whisky
One could make   the  durned mosquito
drink and fix the little beast.
But his maw is most rapacious
And his appetite voracious
And it's blood that ..„ is after ami he'll
get it day or night,
So I've come to this conviction
That a genenl interdiction
Must be passed against the devotee drinking anything on sight.
Worst of nil, there are the ladies.
Now, if anything is Hades
It's to find yourself in love with half 11
dozen girls at once;
And at last when you've selected
Oue, you find yourself rejected!
Oh, that's the time you feel what we'll
politely call a "dunce.
It's enough to raise a blister
When she says she'll be your sister
But she can't be any more for she's engaged—(Engaged? Oh, thanks!)
So I've got a right good notion  .
That the Grits should pass a motion
That girls who nre engaged should be—
*******
I'll let you fill the blanks!
W. H. S.
tata given under the conductorship of
Mr. Hieks, nnd proved even more successful thnn the first, the soloists and
chorus showing marked improvement
since their rendering of "Joan of Arc,"
which took place about a year ago. Mr.
Edward Parsons was accompanying
organist, while Miss Hicks did good work
nt the piano. The soloists were all in
good voice, especinlly Mr. Gideon Hicks,
whose rich bass was particularly sympathetic, and suited to the pleading, lines of
Jairus, "I pray thee come and lay thine
hands upon her, nnd she shall live." Besides tbe cantata there was a miscellaneous programme, consisting of some very
choice selections. Miss Emma Sehl was
never heard to better advantage than in
ber soprano solo, Gounod's "Ave Maria,"
with violin obligato by Mr. Jessie Long-
field, and Mrs. Gideon Hick's contralto
solo, "The Outcast," was beautifully
rendered, as was also her encore, "Songi
of Sleep," by Summerset. The bass solo,
"Fierce Raged the Tempest" (Liddle),
was artistically interpreted in a scholarly
manner by Mr. Gideon Hicks. As an
encore he sang "Rocked in the Cradle of
the Deep," with much feeling. Mrs. G.
J. Burnett sang two very charming selections, which were greatly appreciated.
She was accompanied on the piano by
her husband, whose clearness of touch
and delicacy of perception have classed
him as one of our best accompanists. Mr.
H. Ives gave as tenor solo, Handel's
well known "Where'er You Walk." The
full chorus then rendered Gaul's "Ave
Maria" (from 'Joan of Arc") in good
style, bringing this delightful programme
to a close.
WHAT HE GOT.
An    esteemed    Northern   subscriber
writes The Week as follows:
"I notice in the Vietoria Times of
Saturday, March 18th, a very funny letter of complaint from Mr. Charles H.
Lugrin. He wants to kuow what we've
got from the Grand Trunk people, does
lie? Well, I can tell him what he lias
got, nt all events, if you don't mind my
dropping into poetry. Its a habit I have
when I am very much amused:
What did you gain, do you ask, Lugrin,
When you tried to butt in with your
betters?
Well, the answer iu your case is simple
and plain	
Just one little word of four letters.
You tried,   by   epistles    and speeches
galore;
To make the Grand Trunk men your
debtors;
When you sought for   reward for your
chivalrous aid,
You got one little word of four letters.
You willingly loaned them your intellect
vnst,
To help bind this poor land in their
fetters;
But, instead of their thanks, you received
nl the Inst
Just ono little word of four letters.
And now, when dead silenc   would be
most discreet
On your pnrt, you must needs join the
fretters;
And folks sny with a grin, as they henr
your snd blent,
"He's got—one little word of four litters."
TERMINUS,
We have received a copy of Mr. G.
Jennings .Burnett's new anthem "0
Paradise," published! by Novello, of London. This latest work of our local composer is quite up to the high standard of
his former compositions, and is a valuable edition to choral music. The anthem
is not difficult, and it is of a character
that will appeal to all who appreciate
sacred music, lt is dedicated' to the
rector and choir of St. John's church, and
doubtless will be heard by the congregation before long. The words are those of
the well-known hymn written by F. W.
Fnber.
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no Michigan Street.
The Knights of the Road is the name
chosen for the uew operetta written by
Sir Alexander Mackenzie and Mr. H.
A. Lytton for the Palace theatre in
London. The period of the story is that
of George II., when highwaymen are
s..»'posed to have been inspired with a
sense of romance rather than of felony.
MUSICAL NOTES.
Stabler's sacred enntntn, "The Dnugb
ter of Jairus," under the direction of Mr.
W. Hieks, with Miss E. Sehl, soprano;
Mr. IT. Ives, tenor; Jir. Gideon Hicks,
bass, nnd n chorus of sixty-five voices
wns given in the Centennial Methodist
church, Gorge rond, on Tuesday evening last.   This is the second sacred enn-
PLUCKY KING LEOPOLD.
King Leopold ou a certain afteruoon
was motoring along that splendid Cor-
niche road that joins Nice and' Monte
Curio. The chaffeur was driving, and
the King was sitting beside him on the
front seat. The car was travelling at
racing speed, for the King, we are told,
has frequently said that he has no use
for a car that cannot do its sixty miles
an hour. Suddenly, as the car swung
round a turn in the road the horrified
motorists suw directly before thcin,
standing paralyzed with fear in the middle of the road a woman pushing a perambulator and lending by the hand a little child. The car was travelling at forty
miles an hour. There was no time to
stop and no room iu which to turn aside,
for the road was narrow, with steep
bunks on cither side. "Reverse and run
into tbe ditch," ordered the King, and
his chuffeur obeyed, the big ear, shaken I
from stem to stern by thc power of the
reversing lever, slackened speed sensibly,
swerved, whirled to one side, plunged
into the ditch, turned a complete somersault, and lay motionless on its side, Au
aged gentleman with a white beard picked himself up painfully, wiped the dirt
from his face and clothing, nnd bowed
courteously to the frightened woman.
CROOT & TOOMBS
Just opened at 25 Broad  Street a
select assortment of best
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Call and See Them.
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furniture, good furniture. When you
buy here you buy the best and ensure
yourself absolute satisfaction.
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At the aununl meeting of tho New
Westminster club, on Tuesday, the
hatchet was buried, and a resolution appointing three delegates, C. A. Welsh,
Kred Lynch and A. W. Gray, to confer
with Victoria and Vnncouver delegates
on arrangements' for a league schedule
this yenr, wns carried unanimously.
Lequiine Park at Kelowna is being put
iu shape for athletic sports, and the la-
i-rosso boys are clearing and fencing in
a plot nnd will erect a grand stand for
ihe devotees of Canada's uational pastime. Tliere is talk In the interior of
forming n lacrosse league, embracing
Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna and Revelstoke. By the wny this pretty town on
the shores of Oknnngnn lake is the
typical sporting centre of the district, for
tliere they piny baseball, lacrosse, tennis,
cricket nnd polo, and before long aquatic
sports will also be in vogue.
D. H. BALE
ft ;. Phone 114a.
I.KIOHTON ROAD,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Building Loti lor Sale.
Houses Built on the
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WEEK END EXCURSIONS
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Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton, eomox and Other Points
of Interest.
GEO.   L,.   COURTNEY,   Traffic Manager.
UATCI       VlfTADI A      UNDER ENTIRELY NEW
llU 1 EL     V IL I UKi A MANAGEMENT.
The Old Establish ed and Popular House.     First Class Restaurant in Connection.
Meals at all Hours.
Alillington & Wolfenden, Proprietors.
The Vietoria is Steam Heated Throughout; has the.best Sample Rooms in tbe
City; and has been He-furnished from Top to Bottom.
Have You Tried any Of Carne's
Native  Port 35c. per bottle
"        "    %t SO. 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, mn$$$?m
I
i THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 190$.
I        Social
Au engagement is just announced
whicli will be of interest to Victoria
society. It is that of Miss Alice Hunt,
niece of Mrs. W. Si Gore, of this city, to
Mr. F. E. Dench, of the Canadian Bank
of Commerce, New York, and formerly
|' accountant in tho Victoria branch. The
date of the wedding is not yet fixed.
* •  •
Mrs. Arthur Robertson gave another
very delightful   afternoon   tea   at her
pretty home on Pemberton road, Saturday last.   The drawing room aud hall
decorations were   yellow spring flowers,
and the mantle pieces were banked with
masses of beautiful golden tulips.   The
tea table was also artistically arranged
, with the same dainty flowers.   Mr. and
' Mrs. Robertson leave shortly for a trip
to the Old Country, and intend remain-
I ing some time iu Scotland.   Among the
[guests were noticed Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs.
" 0. F. Todd, Mrs. A. S. Going, Mrs. G.
V. Cuppage,   Mrs.   Brett,   Mrs. R. E.
I Brett, Miss Angus, Mrs. D. R. Harris,
I Mrs, Day, Mrs. Hutcheson, Mrs. Miller,
7 Mrs. Lawson, Miss Lawson, Mrs. Ella,
jfMiss Ella, Mrs. McKilligan, Mrs. Fleet
j Robertson, Mrs. Poff, Mrs. Toller, Mrs.
I'A. T. Goward,. Mrs. Cole, Miss Aikmau,
J Mrs. Nicholles,   Miss   Nicholles,   Miss
fCarr, the Misses   Pitts,   Mrs. Macrae,
[.Miss Macrae, Mm Leonard, Mrs. D. R.
f Ker and many others.
* •  •
The theatregoer gladly welcomes back
Ithe Redmond Stock Co.  They put on "A
■ Bachelor's Romance"    the   first   three
[nights of    tbe week,    and Wednesday
[matinee.   Crowded houses greeted each
[■performance, and   the   hearty applause
[testified that the company was indeed' a
[favorite.   But apart from their popularity, their   presentation   of   this great
'.'omedy drama, is undoubtedly deserving
(if   praise.   Mr.   Redmond   as   David
iKolmes was thoroughly natural, easy and
graceful In his conception of the part of
Ii literary critic and man of letters. Miss
■Pinkie Mullally as Sylvia, David's ward,
l^as very charming, a decidedly piquante,
liimple maid of 17.   The dresses and cos-
fcunies worn in this production wero de-
bidedly chic and up-to-date.   In the sec-
l)nd act   Miss   Neta   Marsky    wore a
■'•eautiful pale blue satin evening gown,
jjid in the third act her yellow ball gown
|vas certainly the creation   of a smart
V*W York modiste.   In   the   same act
Ljtiss Mullaly was the "pink of perfection" in her dainty debutante frock of
|>ale blue chiffon, while the black sequin
press over white silk, worn by Miss Ora
Mullally was very striking.   In the last
let the pretty country summer costumes
If delicate muslins with large hats to
natch, worn by-the ladies,   were much
[dmired.
* «  *
[Mrs. Frank Watkis and child left last
tight via the C. P. R. for London, England, where she will meet her husband.
* *   *
' Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bradburn left   on
faturday evening last    for California,
•here they   intend    spending    a    few
lonths.
* *  •
Mr. and Mrs. H. Walshe Windle and
L'amily intend making Vancouver their
];ime in the future, xaey expect to leave
Victoria about the end of this month.
{rs. Windle will be much missed in
liusical circles, as she has always been
poked upon as one of Victoria's most
Lopular pianists.
* * *
1 Captain Davidson, late of the 93rd
Highlanders, and family, who for the last
liree years have made Victoria their
Ijme, leave shortly for Switzerland,
lapt. Davidson is a keen sportsman, and
Juile in British Columbia has enjoyed
lany fishing and hunting trips. He will
|e greatly missed in sporting circles, he
Jiing recognized as one of the best golf-
I*s and brilliant players who has visited
Victoria.
*   *  *
tMr. and Mrs. David Spencer, of Moss
Lreet, were "at home" to a number of
lieir friends on-Monday evning last. The
rent was in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Boh
In, who are leaving   shortly   for   the
tainland.
* • •
Cast Saturday afternoon Mrs.  E. E.
|nckwood, of Fourth street, entertnin-
I a host of her friends nt n charming
ten. There were about 75 ladies invited
and the table and house decorations were
most artistically carried out in pink carnations and ferns. The hostess received in a lovely gown of cream colored
voile, and was assisted by her two daughters, who were daintily attired in white
and blue. Mrs. W. E. Green sang several delightful selections during the afternoon, and was accompanied by Mis.
H. Walshe-Windle at the piano. Among
the guests were Mrs. Geo. L. Courtney,
who was very smart in a green frock
with lace; Mrs. Lampman, in brown, Mrs.
Gaudin and Miss Kate Gaudin, Mrs.
Tye, Mrs. Rowe, Mrs. King, Mrs. James
L. Unymur, Mrs. Heisterman and Miss
Heisterman, Mrs. A. G. Smith, Mrs.
Bugster Seabrook, Mrs. Jay, Miss Jay,
Miss Wootton, Mrs. A. Rocke Robertson, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. A. Stuart Robertson, Mrs. Denison, Miss Walbran,
Miss Sorby, Mrs. George Shaw, Mrs.
Brady, Mrs. Eberts, Mrs. and the Misses
Kitto, Mrs. T. R. Smith, Mrs. Berkley,
Mrs. Harold Robertson, Mrs. Matson
aud many others.
*  *  •
Mrs. F. S. Hussey, wife of the superintendent of provincial police, is expected
to arrive home shortly from California,
where she has spent some time in search
of health.
SHOP TALK.
J. G. Potter, proprietor of the Sandon
Standard, has announced that in a few
days a change will take place in his paper. George Huston, the K. & S. agent
at Sandon, is to secure an interest, and
hereafter act as editor, while Mr. Potter
will look after the mechanical department. The plant and paper are to be
enlarged, a typesetting machine is to be
added, and the new capital and influence
introduced. The intention is to publish
a live mining journal. Assurances of
lively support from parties interested in
the camp have been secured and it is
expected the venture will prove profitable
to the new firm.
It is easy to be an editor. All one hns
to do, according to an Oklahoma authority, "Is to be able to write poems, discuss the tariff and money questions, umpire a baseball game, report a wedding,
saw wood, describe a fire so that thc
readers will shed their wraps, make one
dollar do the work of ten, shine at a
dance, measure calico, abuse the liquoi
habit, test whiskey, subscribe to charities, go without meals, attack free silver,
defend bimetallism, sneer at snobbery,
wear diamonds, invent advertisements,
overlook scandal, appraise babies, delight pumpkin raisers, minister to the
afflicted, heal the disgruntled, fight to a
finish, set type, mould opinions, sweep
the office, speak at prayer meetings, and
stand in with everybody aud everything."
The editor of the Cranbrook Herald
was informed the other day that his
paper did not please all of the people of
the district. His comment is: "Why,
bless your iunocent soul, who imagined
that it did? Not the editor, by. any
means. It has been many years since he
endeavored to publish a paper that would
please everybody. The newspaper publisher who would attempt such a feat is
either an egotist or a fool."
HERE AND THERE.
The spring is early in Atlin this year,
and the ice already is breaking up.
*  •  •
Mr. A. E. Taylor has arrived in Enderby to take charge of tbe sub-agency
of the Bank of Montreal there. Mr. F.
W. Breedon, of the Vernon staff, will be
accountant-teller. The junior clerk hue
not yet been appointed. This is the third
sub-agency. that has been established
within a comparatively short time to
meet the growing requirements of the
Okanagan district
• *  •
Mr. Edward H. Hicks-Beach of Hazel-
ton, S. M., has been appointed coroner.
• •   •
Constable S. H. Hoskins has been
gazetted as a clerk in the office of the
government agent at Cranbrook.
• • •
0. C. Daley, who hns been acting
registrar of the Supreme court at Nelson
during the absence of E. H. T. Simpkins,
has heen appointed permanently to that
office to date from April 1st.
Penticton is to hay;e two sawmills.
Messrs. E. Bullock-Webster and C.
Green will instal one, and Mr. S. C.
Smith, of Vernon, is planning another.
* * .*'.
There has been a woeful lack of humidity in the Similkameen, says the
Hedley City Gazette, tbe total rainfall
making a very insignificant showing. It
is pretty nearly a year since there has
been what might be called a good decent
day's rain. There have been occasional
small showers for the past two or three
weeks, but when totalled up it only-
shows about two oue-hundredths of an
inch.
* «  *
A man recently arrested at Morrissey
must have struck a strong sung of snake
pine. After his "spree" he attempted to
kill himself by stabbing himself in the
heart with a safety pin. He made 15
stabs but none were serious. He also
tried to batter his brains out with oue of
his heavy boots.
* * •
J. F. Royer has started a stage from
Phoenix to Chesaw, Wash., a distance of
32 miles.    The fare between Phoenix
and Chesaw will be $5, and connections
will be made with the Great Northern
trains here.   It will be a night mn both
ways, and Mr, Royer anticipates a good
trade	
*'   *   *
The Canadian Bank of Commerce is
calling for tenders for the construction
of a brick and stone bank building in
Cranbrook,
* *  »
At a recent meeting of the Conservative ^Association of Nelson, among the
resolutions adopted was the following:
Resolved, that this meeting of Conservatives regrets that by the political course
of the member for Nelson riding, and his
neglect of his legislative duties by continuously shirking the vote on important
measures, the city of Nelson Is practically unrepresented in the provincial legislature.
* *   •
There is a small-sized epidemic of
typhoid fever in Fernie. The sickness
has arisen through the use of contaminated water, against which the residents
have heen repeatedly warned.
It is expected that tbe placer gold output of Southeast Kootenay will be
doubled this year. This will be realized
if the miners at Ferry Creek and Wild
Horse get all the water necessary to
work the immense gravel deposits on
those creeks.
Marvellous progress has been made at
Coal Creek since the tipple was burned
on the 11th ult. By means, of a temporary tipple the output has been rapidly
increased. On the 29th 1,200 tons were
mined in Nos. 1, 5 and 9, and this was
steadily increasing so that the regular
output of 1,800 tons will have been reached by this time. <*. temporary tipple for
Nos. 2 and 3 is being built and will be
ready for handling coal in two weeks
when the regular output will be niain-
tained- .,i io_..iiiii
Approximately, the output of Boundary mines for the first quarter of 1905
was 225,000 tons of ore, or at the rate
of 900,000 for the year. The smelter
treatment was slightly more than this
amount, owing to the receipt of some
custom ores.
During March tbe Skylark mine sent
out 114 tons of ore, valued at over $8,-
000. The last car went out early this
week, making five cars shipped during
March. This is believed to be a record
for Boundary's high grade mines.
Last week the new briquet ting machine at the B. C. Copper Co.'s smelter
nt Greenwood, was started for thc first
time. Its office is to transform the valuable flue dust into bricks or briquettes,
which are again run through the blast
furnaces.
A MONORAIL PROJECT.
P. H. Grny, a mechanical engineer
nnd brother of tho chief engineer of the
proposed immortal in the Slocan, and Dr.
Rogers, a Slocan mine owner, both of
Kaslo, are at the Grand, says thc
Spokane Review, en   route to Victoria,
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THE LIBERAL .v.\T) THE FARMER.
Mr. Jnines Murphy, M.P.P. for Cariboo, was in great form last week.
He treated the House, during the debate
on the estimates, to what was one of tbe
wittiest und most amusing speeches of
the present session, and even the members whom he ridiculed could not forbear joining in the laughter which his
sarcastic attacks on themselves had provoked.
All would have gone well hnd Mr. Murphy confined hbnsejf to this line of legitimate—even if somewhat biting—criticism of the gentlemen whose politics he
disagrees with. But, unfortunately for
Mr. Murphy's reputation as a man of
heart and good taste, he became—to use
a stock phrase—intoxicated wilh thc
exuberance of his own verbosity, aud
promptly fell a victim to that evil genius
which seems to have presided throughout the present session over the ranks
of tbe provincial opposition, causing them
to heedlessly give away the most secret
and cherished principles of Liberalism
by time and again exposing to a shocked
community the callous indifference of
the true Reformer to the welfare of the
poorer classes iu our midst. Sir. Oliver
has done it with marked success nnd h.ilf
the members of the opposition have d< licit; and now it was Mr. Murphy's turn
to carelessly let slip the fact that the
Liberal party looks upon the less wealthy
members of the electorate as so many
human cattle.
lt all came about because Mr. Murphy, ill his souring flights of eloquence,
happened to settle for n moment upon
tlie mutter of the Lillooet election. Now,
this subject bus always been a sore point
with the Liberals, and no member of the
opposition hns yet been able lo allude
to it without visible irritation. II was
one of those instances where the Liberals had boasted they were going to
win a magnificent vctory, instead of
which they sustained n smashing defeat.
Like Kouropatkin, they bad talked loudly of dictating terms of pence in ToHo,
but the end of the battle had seen them
driven ont of their entrenchments nnd on
the dead run back to home and mother.
Their most garrulous speaker, their most
unsavory politicians, their most incapable statesmen and financial critics, together with n nice little money-chesr
from Ottawa, had all gone into Lillooet
confident of defeating the government
forces—and jet the common-sense and
sturdy honesty of tlie Lillooet electors
had turned them down. And their defeat had been doubly significant because
it emphasized the determination of the
people—so plainly expressed in the provincial elections the previous autumn—
lo have nothing to do with the Liberal
party.
Mr. Murphy was very frank about tho
matter. He was good enougn to take
tbe House into his confidence. He nd-
initted candidly that the cause of the
overwhelming victory of the government
iu Lillooet had beeu a mystery to him
until—he went on with a malignant leer
—he had come across a paragraph in a
report from Mr. Soues, the government
agent at Clinton, published iu the Report
of the Department of Agriculture iu
lSXJ'J, which to his miud satisfactorily explained the action of the Lillooet voters.
And then Mr. Murphy read the paragraph to the House.   Here it is:
"It is just possible .that the disease
among the cattle on the west side of the
river is 'malignant catarrh.' Since writing to you last, I have learned that the
disease has been more or less virulent
there for several years past. Want of
nny reasonable care, starvation in the
winter from the lack of food and water,
inbreeding by little starved runts of
bulls, uud general laziness aud dirt on
the part of the owners are bound to establish disease."
This, the member tor Cariboo wittily
remarked, seemed to him a most excellent and appropriate description of the
voters of Lillooet. Lazy, dirty, half-
starved cattle, of course they fell an
easy prey to government bribery. Aud
he proceeded, in an airy style, to expatiate upon the congenial theme.
The coarse indecency of this attack
upon a respectable aud hard-working section of the electorate surpasses auy previous effort made iu that line by the
Liberals in the provincial House. The
life of the furmer of Western C•innda
is not an easy oue, as most people know.
His are not the well-tilled, loug-culti-
tivated lauds of the Old Country, or of
Eastern Canada. He has to break the
wilderness into the service of man. to
"fell the forest and let iu the sun." ills
work is bard, and the returns are slow.
His luxuries are few,, and his position
often isolated from the centres of population. He is the pioneer who is' "breaking new lnnds where feebler folk may
glean," and on the lands which he has
toiled to bring under cultivation future
generations will live in comfort and prosperity. His life is a rough oue uud
shorn of many of the gracious influences
of more urban civilization, and it may
well be that, toiling in forest, field and
swamp, his manners lack sometbiug of
the innate refinement und high-bred courtesy of Mr. Murphy, Mr. Oliver and the
rest of the Liberal party.
It has uot, however, been a usual
thing, up to tbe present time, to jeer nt
bis misfortunes, or to turn the trials and
disabilities which it is a part of his daily
life to contend with into material for
smart political clap-trap. Nor has it
beeu usual to publicly and on the floor
of our legislature, class the fanner
scornfully with his own cattle. Up to
the present time, the Canadian "statesman" has wisely kept from trending ou
the corns of the Canadian farmer.
isow, however, the great public-spirited
Liberal party, through the mouth of .Mr.
James Murphy, has changed all that. In
future, if the farmer is so foolish ns to
poll a Conservative vole, he must expect
the Liberal party to hold up himself, bis
difficulties, his misfortunes, to the derision of soft city-folk nnd well-dressed
hangers-on in the parliamentary galleries. Then, when the good people hnve
hnd their laugh out, the farmer will be
contemptuously tossed aside by the Liberal orator as "starving, dirty cattle,"
not worth tlle farther notice of tlie "lent
Liberal party. Truly, thc Liberal policy
is an attractive and statesmanlike ono.
In closing these few remarks, it is impossible to forbear commenting on the
extraordinary way in which the local
press ignored this disgraceful episode.
From the Times, in-'eed, nothing better
could be expected. It pays to conceal
from tbe public these awkward little
give-aways of the true Liberal spirit,
and besides, it probably fully concurs
with Mr. Murphy's views. For the Colonist, however, no such excuse can be
made. The Chief Commissioner of
Lnnds and Works rose in his place in
tin1 House and gnve both Mr. Murphy
nnd Mr. Oliver—who followed up the
Cariboo member's atrocious line of argument—a very rough tongue-lashing. His
remarks were deservedly severe, both ou
the cruel wit of Mr. Murphy and on Mr.
Oliver's more clumsy malice, but the
Colonist for some inscrutable reason forbore to print them.   We confess to a curi-
A PLEA FOR LAND BONUSES.
Editor, The Week:—Like yourself
I am a supporter of the local government, and. with you, 1 am anxious to see
them wiu the plaudits of their fellow-1
countrymen by the initiation aud passag.' j
of wise measures that will redound to |
their own credit and push the countiy |
on to prosperity and greatness. I congratulate the government upon the spien-
did financial showing their Finance Min-1
ister has-made, which speaks volumes
for his wise economy; and I am glad that,
they have a working majority. And
now that they have proved that they are
stroug euough td carry good measures in
spite of all opposition, I think, with many
others, that the time has come when
they should enunciate a policy to secure
thc opening of the country by means of
new lines of railway that will tap districts, at present inaccessible and .-.which
are languishing for transportation facilities. I allude particularly to Yale, Cariboo and Lillooet districts, the, progrt ss
of which is retarded because of the want
of railway connections with the coast, I
am convinced that the resources of these
districts are as valuable as those of
Kootenay; but while,the latter is advancing rapidly on the road to development the other districts are lifeless. How
can the want be best supplied, is a question that men are askiug themselves today. Personally 1 am opposed to grants
of land unless there exist no other means
for inducing capitalists to enter tlie field
with railway propositions. But have wc
other means to offer? Can we give cash
from a treasury that is almost empty?
Would the country approve or guarantee
bonds bearing interest at 3 per cent.? 1
think not, especially when we have within our reach an available asset, viz.,
millions of acres of unimproved public
lands—lands that will never find a market unless a railway shall be built lo
tbem. At this moment they are valueless, because of their inaccessibility.
Build railways to or through them and
they will be in demand at high figuns.
With this plethora of land, and the certainty that if given away as bonuses to
railway compauies upon condition that,
after a certain period they shall be taxable, and, if sold by tbe companies, government figures for the same class of
lauds must rule, prosperity would follow where there is now deaduess, and
mining, agricultural, lumbering aud other
prime resources would be rapidly developed.
1 am aware that iu some minds there
exists a prejudice against bonusiug companies with land. But where there is no
other resource, the government possession
of land should be taken advantage of aud
land bonuses made the basis of nil propositions for railway building. This policy
in the past has proved most successful.
Why should it not be repealed in the
present and future? CARIBOO.
which is of no benefit to the community.
Moreover these methods do not raise the
popular estimate of justice, and often
lead to lying und crookedness on the
part of creditors anxious to secure
orders for payment, and perfectly indifferent as to how they do so. They lead
also to the creation of a class of parasites in our commercial centres—men who
carry on a "dunning" business, and
realize large profits from hectoring and
bullying the unfortunates of the commercial world who do not rely on getting fair
treatment in the courts, aud are not infrequently frightened into dishonesty in
order to stop the collector's clamor.
These men often purchase bad or doubtful debts at a nominal figure as a speculative enterprise in the hope of extorting
profit, and their operations, especially
among young women and youug men,
constitute a constant source of moral
danger to the community. Just debts
should, of course, be paid, but it is within the province of those administering
justice to take into consideration the circumstances of each case and to avoid
playing into the hands of unscrupulous
litigants by ordering payment only when
there is proper evidence that the defendants are able to pay. For a court to
nssume that a person can borrow to pay
il judgment seems to us to be quite
wrong, and yet that is not infrequently
the view taken.
fact.   We are not much worried by big
trusts in British Columbia, and we have |
no anti-trust law.    Moreover, we want
capital nnd new industries, and we like
Armour's goods, and we wonder gently
why Mr. Armour does   not   come over
here und set up shop   on   the Songhees
reserve.   The United States is no longei
n country for the capitalist.   The Republican party gets after him because it is
afraid to leave him in peace, and the
Democrats would get   after   him still
faster, if they had the chance, just toj
show that they are much firmer friends .
of the "down-trodden" than the Republicans,    lt is a big game   of   political!
bluff—and it is of benefit   only   to the"
lawyers.
A SOURCE OF DANGER.
The methods of the minor courts
which deal with debts of small amounts
are open to criticism. It is not uncommon in these courts throughout the province for orders to be made against debtors for payment when there is uo reason
to suppose that the debtors have any
menus of paying. The courts are not
satisfied that the money cannot be pnid,
and so order payment, while tbe position
taken should be the reverse, that no
order should be made unless there is
clear evidence that the debtor has means
of pnying. To avoid contempt of court
a debtor often is forced into contracting
a new debt to liquidate the old—to borrow from Peter to   pay Paul, a result
POLITICAL SERMONS.
Editor, The Week:—That politics fit
badly iuto sermons was very clearly
proved by a discourse of the Rev. Dr.
Campbell at the First Presbyterian
church on Sunday evening last. The
doctor assailed Mr. Hawthornthwaite for
his views on the Sabbath question—views
which are held by a very large section
of the people, and which they have every
right to hold. It is remarkable how intolerant Presbyterianism is to opinions
which are not those of the "kirk." Dr.
Campbell probably agrees witli Carlyle's
dictum, "That every man has a right to
his opinion, but other men may have the
right to kick him for it"—independence
with a difference. "No mau," declared
Dr, Campbell, "is more guilty of sin
against the genius of the institutions of
this Christian country thau the man who
assails God's holy Sabbath." Just what
is meant by the "genius of the institutions" is not clear, and as for "assailing
the Sabbath," Dr. Campbell probably
means the Presbyterian Sabbath. But
there are oUiers. There is the Roman
Catholic Sunday, the Jewish SabbaUi,
the Church of England Sunday, the
Greek church Sabbath aud so on, and
each differs from- tho others iu character.
The trouble with some people is that
they always want to thrust their opinions upou others, and if they can't do
this, they turn to abuse. And uo abuse
is so effective with the ignorant as that
based upou ancient superstitions aud
narrow-minded prejudices. There have
been several attempts made lately to get
in the thin end of the wedge in the matter of "Sabbath Lgislation," and it behooves lovers of freedom to be watchful.
Fortunately, the statute books of British
Columbia, so far, have beeu kept fairly
free from restrictive legislation emanating from sectarian sources. We do not
want any of it
JOHN H. STA1NFORTH.
ANTI-TRUST PROSECUTIONS.
The Chicago Daily Tribue, commenting ou the prosecution of Mr. Connors,
of the Armour Packing Co., under the
anti-trust law, declares that the officers
of the law are not conducting the case
with rigid impartiality and fairness.
"The bringing in of as many as 300 witnesses before the grand jury is in itself
evidence that the case against the packers is incomplete," says ' the Tribune.
"Nobody wishes to shield the packers. If
they are guilty they should be indicted
and punished, but if they nre innocent,
the people of this community are not
going to see them prosecuted or persecuted. . . to enhance the professional
or political reputation of any man or set
of men. Tliere should not be one law
for the packers and nuother for the railroad men." Quite so. Thnt politics have
much to do with these prosecutions- is
clear enough to outsiders, but we maybe
surprised nt tho boldness of a Chicago
newspaper in drawing attention to the
The influence of the Roman Catholic '
Heirurehy in the councils of the Liberal
party at Ottawa seems suddenly to have
emerged into the light of day. No doubt
this power behind the Premier is being,
exaggerated for party purposes, but that
it is there, to some extent, is now he-,
yond doubt. What else could be expected from a government which really
derives its power from the Quebec vote?
"Honest" John Oliver   is   at his old!
game.   The genius of the opposition hasj
discovered that some   little land grants'
were made up in the Kitimaat not quite]
in    accordance    with    the    regulation
methods.   So there   has   been a select!
committee, which has afforded the nieni-l
ber for Delta an opportunity to pursue,
his favorite occupation   of   asking ques*
tions, and which may result in the cen-,
suriug of some departmental clerks..
VARIOUS VIEWS.
AN ALLROUND MAN!
The provincial government has failedj
to present any proposition too abstruseT
for Furmer Oliver to discuss.—Cranbrook]
Herald.
A FRIENDLY SHERIFF.
With this issue The Drill completes itsl
fifth year of residence in Slocan.   lt isj
the oldest paper in the district, and hai|
been fortunate iu   enjoying   fhe lasting]
goodwill of the sheriff.—Slocan Drill.
YOU BET HE WILL!
Percy F. Godeurath, well-known tl
the newspaper fraternity of the Bounl
dory and Kootenays, is now travelling
through the province, representing Thi
Week, a bright weekly of Victoria. Ht
will doubtless reach this section iu his
travels.—Phoenix Pioneer.
SCARED AT LAST.
Business is lively in Calgary not with!
standing the fact that Bob Edwards it
riding on the water wagon. Tbe humor]
ist of the great cow camp became alarm]
ed at the latest brand of boozerino. It i
called the Undertaker's Delight.—FerniiJ
Ledge.
TWO WRONGS!
As every province of the Dominion
save British Columbia seems to have a]
surplus, still they are all dissatisfied and
ask for better terms. But that is no new|
thing in the history of the Dominion. Sir
John Macdonald bent his ear to a similaj
plaint during every term of his long'least'
of power. He also steeled his heart)
against any concessions.—Victoria Times!
KOOTENAY LAKE LANDS.
It Is a   little   surprising    that wheij
homeseekers are taking up every avail I
able acre of flat land around KootenaJ
lnke, equally   choice   bits   of   scenerjl
around Slocan lake and in the contiguou I
valleys should be overlooked.   Fruit cuijj
be raised just as well in this section a.f
in any other pnrt of the Kootenay dis j
trict, and there nre thousands of acrel
of vacant lands adapted for that purposi!
available for   the   homeseeker.   Choic
lauds may be bad in the' Slocan valley
on the benches around Slocan lake, ii!
the Nnkusp pass,   and   on Wilson- an
other large creeks.   The local market fc
fruits is restricted and   growers wou'
have to figure on exporting their surplu
stock, but   the   industry   should pay.-f
Slocan Drill. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1905.
OKANAGAN
ITS ORCHARDS, GRAIN FIELDS AND  MEADOWS
The   Remarkable   Growth of   Its   Fruit   Industry   is   Attracting   the   Attention  of
Many  Homeseekers.
Tfy Percy F. Godenrath.
Standing on (lie threshold of nn em of
rapid development, after yenrs of "marking time," tho Oknnngnn district bids
fair to become the most fnvored section
of the Interior during the present year,
judging from tlie present influx of settlers—men of practical experience in the
cultivation of the soil, with nn nbund-
nneo of optimism and, what is most important, men of means. The fame of the
district hns been heralded fnr and wide
through its success in raising fruits, and
its truly magnificent climate—two essential features of the valley that have
turned the tide of travel from the beaten
Travelling Correspondent for The Week
twoo.n tho excessive dryness of the
"bunch grass" country, and the humidity
of the coast, without extremes of heat or
cold. During the long summer months,
even when the thermometer does soar up
into the '90's, the nights are invariably
cool, and in tho winter the glass seldom
goes below zero. The snowfall is rarely
heavy, though varying greatly in different
sections of the valley, and during some
winters good sleighing hns been had. In
the northern portion of the district the
rainfall, while comparatively light, is
sufficient for the needs of the farmer,
though in the    southern    end, artificial
were cut up into 10-ucre holdings nnd
speedily .sold. This was in 1889-90. Tlie
success of this enterprise and the excellent results achieved by the colonists
in raising npplos, peurs, peaches, plums,
grapes nnd smnll fruits of splendid
tlnvor nnd quality, equal in fnct to the
best produced in Ontario, soon became
noised abroad, and gradually other far-
sighted men followed iu his footsteps,
bought out the old-timers nnd subdivided
tho land, and now around Enderby,
Armstrong, Larkin, Vernon, Kelownn,
Peachland, Summerlnnd and Penticton
communities of   orehardists   are estab-
tracks to California to the heart of our
I own country. While it is true that the
energetic immigration policy of tho Federal government is causing thousands
upon thousnnds of our American cousins,
ns well as sturdy folks from the Old
Country, to seek fortunes ill the illim-
itible wheat belts of Manitoba and the
! 'Territories, it is a pleasure to record
what is being done, on a smaller scale,
by the provincial government, supplemented by private individuals, to induce
those who are selling out across the
Rockies to come to British Columbia—
nnd the Okanagan.
Situated iu the southern interior, with
I1, nn nverago width of from four to five
miles, the Okanagan valley and tri-
y butary branches comprise all thnt
stretch of country lying south of the
main line of the Cnnndinu Pacific railway from Sicamous Junction to a point
below Penticton at the foot of Okanugan
lake, a distance of 120 miles. Traversing
the centre of the northern portion of the
valley for 51 miles is the Shuswnp &
Okanagan railway, aud between the
Landing at the head of the lake and
Penticton (65 miles) connection is mnde
by the S.S. "Aberdeen."
To describe roughly its general physical characteristics, the district is a vast
park-like country of valleys and undulating high tnblo lauds, varying iu altitude
from 1,000 to 3,000 feet; with belts of
timber suitable for all economic needs,
and embracing extensive   areas of rich
alluvial and sandy loam soils in the bottom lands and sunny terraces, together
with extensive   pastoral   lauds   on the
higher benches clothed with rich nutritious grasses, where graze bands of cattle
and   horses.   Watered   throughout   by
crystal lnkes and never failing mountain
' streams, the Okanngan has much to commend it as a country of vnried natural
resources, and yielding as wide a range
of products of the field and orchard ns
nre to be obtained in a similar area anywhere in tho   whole   of Canada.   The
I fruits and cereals   raised   comprise nil
I those indigenous to the north temperate
(zone, while in other respects the elements
of wealth aro thoso contributing to the
I highest prosperity of nny community—
I timber, grazing land,   metals, coal and
[game in profusion.
Undoubtedly the keynote to thc
[prosperity of tlie Okanngan lies in its de-
llightful climate, which   is   a mean be-
A "ROUND-UP" NEAR VERNON.
irrigation has to be resorted to to insure
crops.
As n health resort, now thnt the climatic conditions are becoming better known
to medical men on tho i utsidc, the
Oknnngnn is being more nnd more recommended to tho wealthy valetudinarian, be he suffering from malaria or
pulmonary afflictions or general debility.
Instead of journeying, ns in former
years all tho way to the "Golden Stnte,"
lie can find a health-giving climate right
here, nnd tliere nre mnny who hnve
cause to bless the dny they turned their
footsteps into this wonderful valley with
its clear, healthful atmosphere.
It is into this land of promise that
numerous individual homeseekers, parties
and even excursions of prosperous ranchers, farmers and businessmen, principally
from Manitoba and the Northwest Territories, nre coming to seek a milder
climate and a chance to obtain a livelihood where conditions of life are less irksome and results more remunerative.
While the pioneer settlers—nnd the history of the Okanagan dates back to the
early 'GO's—secured for themselves large
holdings—the predominant industry for a
long time being stock raising—the fertility of the soil cnused them to turn their
attention to growing wheat, and shortly
Okanngan became known as the "Wheat
Field of British Columbia," nnd even today it produces nine-tenths of the wheat
grown in the entiro province. Then it
was thought that only the bottom lands
"were fit for culture and the bench lands
wero merely used for pasture. Finally
came the planting of orehnrds, und experiments on the higher lnnds speedily
demonstrated thnt tho soil tliere wns
equally prolific. Tlie success attending
this lnst branch wns largely responsible
for tho present condition of nffnirs in the
subdividing into smaller holdings of ninny
of tho original homesteads, for it must
be distinctly understood thnt there nre
no free public lands open for settlement,
und ns n consequence of this recent departure from old methods, whole sections
are being rapidly settled, nnd the district
generally is benefitting by nn incrensed
population.
It is to the credit of an cx-nowspnper-
mnn, the founder and editor of tho Brandon Times, Mr. J, M. Robinson, that he
wns the first to grasp possibilities for
starting n colony on the shores of Okanngan hike nt Peachland, where 1,000 acres
8. S. ABERDEEN ON
conditions obtainable in the Oknnngnn.
In view of the fact thnt the fruit
growing iudustry hns only been established for a few years, some idea of its
remarkable growth—for the Okanagan
already ships about half the fruit exported in the entire province—may be gleaned by a study of the following figures,
being shipments by freight in 1903 and
during the months of August, September
and October, 1904.
1903.
1904.
Other
Other
From.
Apples. Fruits.
Apples. Fruits.
ms.      lbs.
lbs.       lbs.
Armstrong
72,000   	
Vernon ...
788,000 420,000
924,000 438,000
Kelowna .
704,000 250,000
740,000 308,000
Other Pts.
38,000   12,000
22,000   12,000
Totals .1,002,000 082,000 1,702,000 778,000
In addition to the above, quantities of
peaches, berries, cherries, currants nnd
other soft nud perishable fruits were
shipped by express, ns is shown hy the
following tabulation of last season's output:
lbs.
Armstrong     15,573
Enderby      3,300
Kelowna     90,085
Oknnngnn Landing   10,325
THE COMMONAGE,   VERNON-Where [fruit is raised without artificial
irrigation.
lished.
Bocnuso of the comparatively limited
nren of agricultural nnd horticultural
land nlong the line of rnilwny communication in the province, nnd taking into
consideration tho mnny advantages
which the Oknnngnn possesses, ns will
bo pointed out by Ihe writer in future
articles dealing more comprehensively
with this district, these lnnds nre reln-
tively much cheaper than lnrge fnrms in
nny other pnrt of the grent Cnnndinu
west. Small holdings of sny 5, 10 or 20
ncres, cleared and ready for cultivation,
mny bo hnd in the vicinity of the towns
mentioned nt prices ranging from $50 to
$250 per acre according to the distance,
while wild land brings a lesser price.
Where irrigation is needed, ns iu the
southern pnrt of the district, land mny
bo purchased w'th free water or n noin-
innl chnrgo of so much per acre, per
yenr, varying in different locnlities. Some
mny consider the prices high, but it is
pointed out thnt the land, considering the
known fertility of its soil, the ense with
which it mny bo brought under cultivation, and thc nlmost absolute certainty
of crop returns nnd possessing desirable
conditions for residence in n snlubrious
climate, is in reality senreo in the Interior, and consequently prices nre none
too high for thoso seeking   the peculiar
OKANAGAN LAKE.
As these figures cover only a portion
of tho shipping season, the grand total
exported, principally to the Kootenays,
tho Territories and Manitoba, was considerably in excess. However, these will
give the render an outline of one industry
which is ns yet in its infancy, though
already firmly established on a footing
thnt insures permanency, nud o bright
future to those engaged in the business.
Other industries such as dairying,
whent growing, stock raising nnd the
lumbering business are extensively carried on, nnd form a prominent pnrt in the
commercial life of the district, but the
writer hns pnid particular attention'to
tho fruit industry ns it would now nppear
thnt this is to become the pnrnmount industry in the yenrs to come.
The first question generally nsked by
tho homeseekcr, enger to secure a 20-
ncre plot nnd go into fruit culture is,
"nfter I hnve secured my land whnt will
the cost of laying out un orchnrd be
until the trees begin to bear?" In
answer the writer quotes from a most
interesting letter to the secretary of the
provincial bureau of information, written
by Mr. T. W. Stirling, a prominent
Drchnrdist of Kelownn, nnd which
speaks for itself.   He snys;
"The cost of setting out nn orchnrd of
npple trees on such lnnd would figure out
somcwhnt ns follows:
20 ncres, nt $G0 per acre $1,200 00
Fencing, nbout     200 00
Plowing nnd fixing nt $5  per
ncre      100 00
Trees, set  30  feet npnrt,  958
at 15c. a tree      145 00
Freight on snme, nbout       20 00
Setting out nnd planting, nt 4c.
a tree       38 32
Total cost .'. ..$1,703 32
"The trees will occupy about one-fifth
of the ground the first yenr, nbout one-
fourth the second nnd third, nbout one-
third tbo fourth, etc. Leaving out the
cost of working the lnnd between the
trees, because this should nt lenst be
pnW for by the crops of roots, potatoes,
etc.. raised upon it, the cost of working
the lnnd where the trees nre will be
somewhat ns follows:
Cultivating, spraying, pruning, etc.:
First yenr, nt $10 nn ncre.. $200 00
OitOHARD IN BLOSSOM AT KELOWNA.
Peachland   70,.t.,o
Suininei'liiiiil     70,5110
Vernon   85,222
Other  Lnke  Points    86,000
445,415
Second yenr, nt $10 nn ncre ,
Third yenr, nt $15 an ncre .
Fourth year, at $20 nn ncre
Fifth yenr, nt $25 nn ncre .
200 00
300 00
400 00
500 00
Total $1,000 00 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1905.
"The above figures are ample for giving thorough care to the orchard in
every way. The land that wns used for
other crops—that is, the spnce between
the trees—might well be Worked so ns to
mote than pay for the initial cost of tbe
trees. Tor instance, in tbe fourth year,
if clover was grown, there would be
about 14 ncres which should yield in two
cuttings 40 to 50 tons, worth $300 or
$400. Tlie trees should nlso produce
some fruit in that year, perhnp.s .$100
worth.
"Leaving out. however, whnt might
have been made from root crops, clover,
etc.i on the Unoccupied part of tlie
ground, .the total cost of the orchnrd up
to the beginning of the sixtli year would
he $3,302.'.)2. or $105 per acre. After
this the orchard should pay its expenses
out of the fruit it produced, and nbout
the ninth yenr there should lie a crop
amounting to nbout seven tons per ncre.
worth on the trees perhnps $150.
"An orchnrd of apple trees mny lie expected to hnve un average crop of 8 to
10 tons per acre per yenr, if properly
cared for, and it is possible that this
average might be considerably exceeded.
Some trees in a garden nenr Kelownn,
planted about 14 years ago, which hnve
had gocd cultivation right nlong, hnve
averaged 000 pounds over some years.
"To sum up. To plant nn orchnrd is
to feet into au investment that takes ten
years to properly mature. The property
is improving all the time. For nbout the
first four or five yenrs it will be n charge
nnd all expense. Afterwards it should
pay expenses. Tho total money sunk in
it might be from $150 to $200 per acre.
The returns from it should average $150
or so above expenses."
Additional information along the above
lines may be obtained from a perusal of
Bulletins No. 10 of the Provincial
bureau of Information and Nds. 12 and
14 of the Department of Agriculture.
' Nowj one word of caution to the intending settler, and the writer
can do no better than to quote from a
little publication issued over 15 years
ago,'' entitled "Lttnd of the Okanngan,"
from tlie pen of Mr. R. E. Gosnell, editor
of the Colonist, whose advise holds
equally good to-day. He said: "Indiscriminate immigration is not desirable,
that is, a man should have sufficient
capital to carry him through until Ids
laiid begins to be remunerative. Settlers should avoid the mistake of discounting the future by assuming liabilities that will either burden them for
ycttrs or swamp them altogether, intelligent, industrious farmers with some
means are tne kind of men who will succeed. To such no pnrt of Cntinda can
offer so mauy inducements, and the
great advantage of thc early houie-seek-
erS, apart from the rich resources of the
lahd itself, is the natural increase iu tbe
vahie of the holdings, which has made
thousands in this province, ns iu nil new
coiintries, rich." This of course does not
apply to the farm laborer or mechanic-
skilled or unskilled—for tliere is a great
demand for such in tbe Okaiiagaii ut
good wages with steady employment. At
the least the intending home-seeker desirous of going into fruit culture should
have $2,000 to be mi the safe side, and
to him the district offers special advantages as enumerated, us be can grow
practically everything to maintain himself aiid family iii comfort.
The movement of subdividing the larger
holdings into 10 nnd 20 ilcre plots lias
rapidly    increased ihe population, and
keeping trend with the times the government has established public schools in
all the settled communities. Good roads
nre to be found everywhere, and witli the
transportation facilities supplied by the
C. I'. R.—a daily train service on the S.
& O. branch and a tri-weekly steamboat service on tlie lnke—the products of
the lield and orchard arc quickly marketed.
Throughout the length and breadth of
the valley abundant opportunities are
afforded tlie sportsman; Along llic
brushy bottom lands prairie chicken ami
grouse aro plentiful, and the numerous
lakes are the home for countless geese
and duck. Further bnck in Ihe foothills
Ihe inack-lnil deer is to be bad, and iu
the nooks nnd crannies secluded in the
fastness of the higher mountains are
found the black, cinnnmoii and grizzly
bear. The streams abound with tlie tinny
ones, and trolling on Okanagan lake is
Ihe delight of the enthusiastic angler for
trout, weighing from 10 to 20 pounds,
are often brought up from, the depths.
Athletic pnstimes, polo, horse racing
and boating nre features that enter into
the social life of the different communities, which leaves little to be desired for
a healthy existence. Altogther for one
desirous of establishing a home with
pleasant scenic surroundings, with au
unsurpassed climate iu a district so
varied in its potentinlities, a visit to
Canada's "California," ns the Oknnngnn
hns so aptly been described, is well
worth the making. The writer
has in this brief introduction merely outlined the district ns n whole. In the next
three articles, denliug with the resources
of tbe northern, central and southern sec-
lions, more attention will be given to the
respective localities visited. Suttico it to
sny it is n truly wonderful district, that
in the yenrs lo come will play a prominent part in tbe commercial Mfe of the
whole province in its fruit, tobacco,
wheat, dairying, stock raising and lumber industries.
A Letter
From London
What People are Doing and Talking About in tbe Old
Country.
Dear Victoria:—I think you may be
glad to kuow how affairs are going ou iii
old England. You ask what gossip is
there? There is always gossip, particularly at the clubs and on tlie stock exchange, but the most, fruitful spot of all
is tho hunting field, particularly the
Shires. My friends there, however, are
so discreet, that though they say the air
is full of rumors they will uot commit
themselves by saying whnt' the rumors
are. In tbo hunting field there is much
grumbling at tbe lack of sport this season
owing to the excessive dryness. None of
iho famous packs have had any really
good runs. The Quorn bounds are
changing their master; the popular Captain Btiriis-Hartopp is to bo succeeded
next' season by Captain Forester. The
Moltoninns are quite satisfied with this
selection. Where Captain Burns-llur-
lopp has shown conspicuous ability, is in
ids tactful dealing with the farmers with
whom he is very popular. Ho has always shown consideration for Ihein and
their land, a uot-too-comniou trait iu
Masters.   You will wonder nt my giving
so much spneo to hunting affairs, but
you cannot think what a large part
hunting plnys in social life in England.
Half tho smart world is to be found
hunting with the fashionable liacks, viz.,
t'he Quorn, the, Cottesmore, the Belvoir,
Mr. Ferules and tho Pycheley. Amongst
their followers are the Duchess of Newcastle, tho Marquis of Oholmoudley, tho
Countess of Warwick, the Earl of Lonsdale, the Duke of Marlborough, Earl
Cowley, Lady Gurrurd, Mr. Henry Chaplain, and ninny others of equal note, besides many foreigners.
To turn to London affairs most interest centres at present in parliament, particularly as to how long the present parliament can last nnd when there will be
a dissolution? To sny the Liberals are
hungering for Office is to put it mildly,
they nre simply starving and claninier-
ing for it. According to themselves the
Liberal government, when it conies in,
will lie the most wonderful administration the world has seen. Miracles of
legislation nre to be performed aud yet,
strange to say, they hnvo not yet found
a leader. Of course, when he is found
ho will be a great' man. He certainly
will need inspiration, This uncertainty
in the air looks black for tlie London
season. Many people are not taking
houses at all, in fact those who have
great parliamentary interests to look
after cannot well leave their constituencies. The tendency of late years has
been to be as little iu London as possible,
and week-end parties nre now quite the
thing. Loudon on Suuuays is quite a
desert. You never meet a soul you
kuow. There is no doubt that motor
cars have something to do with this. It
is so easy to get out of town. Going out
in Loudon is not what it was five or six
years ago. The young girl of the present
day does not have tho successful season
that her elders had. However, 1 will
cense from moralising, aud describe to
you the fashionable weddings that have
taken place lately. At St. Peters, Eaton
Square, was solemnized, the marriage of
Captain Tryon, lul'o of the Grenadiers,
lo tho Hon. Averil Vivian. Tho bridegroom is tho only son of Admiral Sir
George Tryon, who met with such a
tragic death when the Victoria went
down. His mother is a sister of tlle present Earl of Ancaster. Captain Tryon
is very nice and popular, and greatly interested in politics, and he is hoping one
day to stand for parliament. Tlie bride
is tall and dark. Her train was borne
at the wedding by Muster Charles Rice,
sou of Lady Margaret Rice, nnd Miss
Agues Campbell assisted. Tho six bridesmaids wero Lady Niua Willoughby,
cousin of tlie bridegroom; Miss Gladys
Vivian and Miss Heneage, cousins of tlie
bride, and the Misses Maud and Ouida
Tryon, cousins of tho bridegroom. The
bride's dress was of white satin trimmed
with Brussel's lace, the train being white
satin Rayouue, lined with chiffon and
draped with u flounce of the same lace
and a veil io correspond—all being the
gift of Lady Tryon. Tho children were
dressed in white satin with Vandyke laco
collars and pale blue sashes. The bridesmaids' dresses were of white ninou de
soie trimmed with laco and high pale
blue belts. Among thoso present were
Lady Swansea, tho Hon. Lady Tryon,
the Countess of Ancaster, Lady Alice
Willoughby, the Earl nnd Countess of
Kerry, the Countess of Dundonald,
Theodosn Countess of Cotl'enhnni, Lady
Mary I'epys, Viscount and Viscountess
Newport, Lord and Lady Batlint'd, Lady
"SNAPSHOTS " AT BIG GAME-By 0. W. Leyton of Enderby.
Cecily Goff and many others. Lady
Swansea afterwards gave a reception at
her house in Belgrave Place.
Another fashionable wedding was thnt
of Captain Jeffreys, Grenadiers Guards,
only son of the Rt. Hon. A. F. Jeffreys,
Castle Bellingham, Ireland, to the
Marquis of Bute. This will be a very
great marriage, for besides being Lord
Bute, lie is said to have a rent' roll of
£250,000 a year, ns he owns n great part
of Cardiff. Anyhow, ho is one of the
greatest "partis" in England. Miss
Bellingham is very pretty and attractive,
With dark curley hair, brown eyes nnd
a brilliant complexion. Another engagement is thai' of Miss Ethel Fane, second
daughter of tho late Sir Edmund Fane
and Lady Fane, to Mr. Horace Ruin-
bold, son of Sir Horace Rumbold. Miss
Fane is very tall nud handsome, and has
always beeu much admired in society.
She also is very popular. Mr. Rumbold
is very nice, and thought highly of in the
diplomatic service. As Miss Fano spent
much of her childhood in diplomatic
circles abroad, she will be of great
assistance t'o her future husband in his
career.
I cannot close this letter without a
reference to fashions. The newest color
is all shades of mnuvo and violet; the
windows are full of it, and very beautiful some of the shades are. Tailor-made
dresses and blouses aro exceedingly
plain, tho former being tight fitting and
mostly short, and having a waistcoat
fastened in them. The waist-coat being
nf somo different color and buttoning up
tho front with small buttons. Hats nre
very pretty nnd small, more after the
fashion of toques, the Queen's preference
for toques may have something to do j
with this. Sleeves instead of being full
at the bottom are all getting full nt the
'.op, like a leg of mutton; in some eases
they only go just, below tho elbow, ami
hnvo lnce ruffles falling from them.
Evening dresses nre now made of satin
and shiny siiks again; they nre far more
economical than tbo flimsy materials
that have been in vogue of late years
and really smart'er.
Of Iho two plays I havo seen, I will
say that they are very good. Ono was
"Peter ran," a pretty nnd original play
meant more particularly for children.
The plot being composed of fairies,
pirates nnd red Indians, and tho part's
nearly all being taken by children.
"Monatrave on Women" is exceedingly
funny. The plot centres round an old
professor, who writes a book on women,
and who says no one understands that
complex person so well ns he. Willi
this idea ho proceeds to interfere with
and arrange people's love affairs, tho result being that' every ono gets engaged
to the wrong person. Hideous confusion
ensues, but like all good plays everything
comes right in the end, The audience
is kept laughing all tho wny through, nnd
it is really genuinely funny.
In my next letter, which will nppenr
in April, I hope to give you further tidings of plnys, summer fnshions and t'he
Benson's prospects.
Your friend,
PAULINE.
London, Mureh 10. 1905.
A KNOCKER'S EriTArH.      .* ,
Here lies   n   knocker;   one   who   ever
scanned
The hustling world through pessimistic i
eyes;
He always stood with hammer grasped
in bnnd
To knock nt every business enterprise.
Progression wns a crazy dream to him,
Each mooted scheme a pig held in a
poke;
Instead of getting in the swim,
Tlie cuss would sit upon the bank and
croak. I
When others passed   him   by upon the
track
He'd growl and scratch the moss upon
his bnck.
His   motto   was:   "Let   Well   Enough
alone,"
lie had his    daily bread—why strive
for cake? i
Improvement of the city made him groan
As victim of a sharp abdomen ache,
When called upon to pay n sidewnlk tnx
With rage his   hnir   to   grny would
almost bleach,
His hammer he would drop and siezonn <
axe,
Unless there   was   a   sledge in easy
reach,
And he would   knock   until exhausted,
then
Stop but to catch his breath and knock
again.
CLEVER, BUT UNCONVINCING.
HUMOR AND LUNACY.
"A certain class of insane persons nre
remnrknble for their ready nnd apt retorts,"' snid Dr. George T. Winston, the
criminologist. "The court fools whom
inonnrehs nnd grent nobles used lo employ were nil of this insane class. It
would be possible now, if llic court fool
fashion were to be revived again, lo get
from our asylums excellent jesters.
"I hnve in mind a young mini iu a
Huston retreat who would make a good
jester for any monarch. This young
man keeps his companions continually
amused. The first lime I ever saw him
lie sat on thc floor, swearing bitterly.
" Tut, tut,' said I.   'Don't swear,'
" 'Why not?' said he.
"'Because,' said I, 'you won't go to
Heaven if you do.'
" 'Oh,' said (he young man disdainfully; 'I'm not going to try to get to
Heaven. There's more trying now thnn
will ever get in.' "
There nre (line ages of woman—men.
children nnd gossip.
There nre more wnys than n mnn enn
count of not being able to dodge getting
engaged to a girl.
A man is master in his own house
when he isn't home.
A counsellor of Italian parentage some
time ago presented n hopeless ense before
one of the most venerable and eccentric
of the Vice-Chalicellors of the New
Jersey Chancery court. His argument
was ingenious and giveu with a degree
of enthusiasm which proved him to hnve
the interests of his client nt heart.
"I want to congratulate you, Mr. B„"
interrupted the court, "on the ability you
hnve shown in this case."
"Thank you, Your Honor, thank you,"
replied tlie plensed lawyer.
"Yes, you have conducted this suit as
well as anyone could	
"I am flattered," interrupted tho de-|
lighted counsel, anticipating an immediate decision.
"Yes, you have done well.    Remarkably well," commented   the court, "but
you have absolutely no enso   at nil.
shall dismiss your suit."
GOLD-BRICKED IN LONDON.
An old variety of the "confidence trick"
was recently plnyed on Mr. John Blake,
a Canadian who hns been spending the
pnst few weeks in London, nnd who lost
thereby £700.
A few dnys after arriving in London^
he made the acquaintance of three well
dressed men under somewhat remarkable
circumstances.
.ie was walking down Euston road'
when he saw one of the strangers drop
an envelope. He restored the parcel to
its owner, who overwhelmed him with
thanks, declaring that its contents were
of the greatest value.
There were several meetings afterwards, and Mr. Blake wns informed by
the owner of the pneket that lie wns the
executor of a gentleman who bad died
abroad, nnd hud left £800,000 to be devoted to philanthropic purposes in the
colonies.
Ou Snturdny the four men dined together nt n well known hotel, nud Mr.
Blllke was asked whether he would
oblige his newly-inude friend by under*
Inking the distribution of the bequests,
Alter consideration be said he would,
and lo prove that he was a man of sub
stance he placed on the table.Bank of
England notes to the value of £700.
The other man deposited a roll of notes
presumably of the same value, on the top
of them.
Presently one of tbe strangers remembered thnt he must go to tlle telephone to
cancel an appointment,
He wns absent so long thnt bis friends
went out lo see whnt bad become of him
None of them returned,
Their uoles, however, remained on the
table, so Mr. Blake suspected nothing
wrong for quite a long time. But eventually doubts arose in bis mind, and be
picked up the notes to find thnt they
were dummies, and thnt his own notes
were missing, THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, i$o$
>««%%%% '»yey»yeyeyey»yey%%^%i
VALUE OF INDEPENDENCE.
DIARY—LEGISLATURE
Business of Supply Concluded,  and Session Evidently  is
Nearing   the Close.
rRIDAY, MARCH 31:
Budget debnte resumed by Mr. Oliver,
, ho compared government with a street
lar because its platform was used to
Let iu on but not to stand upon. Also
iriticised methods of the lauds and works
lepurtuieut, especially in relation to certain grants in Kitimaat. The Chief
Commissioner, in reply, stated that a dny
lir two before the opening of the session,
le had beeu informed that some irregularities of a purely departmental chnr-
leter had beeu going on in conuectlou
[vith some smnll grants in Kitimaat. He
Lad issued instructions to preveut any
recurrence of these irregularities and
(ailed for all correspondence and papers
Healing with these grants iu order to investigate, This material was even then
[ji his desk before him. Some person in
jie department had exceeded instruc-
[ons, but the government hnd nothing to
fear in the matter. Mr. Browu eOm-
nented on administration of lands m
[Southeast Kootenay.
JllONDAY, APRIL 3:
Budget debate resumed by Mr. Mac-
owan (Vancouver), who complimented
Ihe Minister of Finance on his able
Ipeech and on thc strong position of provincial finance. As he had never sat
(older other lenders in the House he wns
[lot interested in ancient political lus7.i'.v.
Ion. Mr. Wilsou had been accused of
lelinquishing his position as lender for
Ihe emoluments of office. As a mutter
it fact, Mr. Wilson had first taken office
luder Mr. McBride without salary nnd
lu ' acceptance of the attorney-generu 1-
Ihip he had been re-elected by an enorui-
lus majority by the people of Vnncouver.
In regard to eulogy of Clifford Sifton,
Tvho, according to one of the opposition,
had populated the Northwest, he would
[ay that gentleman's policy hud had the
leverse effect iu the Yukon. Ou sub-
|bct of lumber industry, Mr. Macgowan
aid it was au insult on part of Doinin-
»n government, after being eight or uine
^-iirs in office, to say they required time
consider advisability of imposing duty
lumber. It was possible that, iu the
bsence of a tariff, au association rate
or lumber delivered in the Northwest
hight be agreed upon between Washington and British Columbia millmen to
ie detriment of the people of the North-
Vest. Re railway policy, government
['as taking time to consider proposals,
k-eople had to be protected aud capital
It the same time attracted to the county. Referred briefly to claim for better
bruis; if Ottawa turned a deaf ear to
British Columbia, theu uppeal should be
liken to still higher authority. Mr.
pameron dealt with taxation. Mr. Ross
aid the country was prosperous but it
['as not sharing in the expansion going
in other parts of Canada. Railroad
lonstruction was required, but it could
Lot be secured, in his opinion, without
(ash or land subsidies, or guarantee. It
1'iis possible that the time was not ripe
for a policy of the kind aud the House
Viould have confidence thnt the government would do its best for the province.
If it was possible to secure early <on-
Itruction of the Grand Trunk Puc'fie
Irom the Pacific coast, be thought the
lovernment should receive further oilers
[rom the company. He favored a laud
rant on conditions favorable to the penile. Mr. Jones (Cariboo) regretted the
Snail appropriation ($8,000) voted lo
Liriboo, especially as the smaller dis-
frict of Lillooet got $10,000. Cariboo
liiitributcd $50,000 to the revenue end
lillooet only $30,000. Cariboo wus not
end, by any means, but bad a grenl fu-
[ire ns a gold producer and should be
[lirly trented by thc government. Sug-
psted thnt government encourage 'lie
|nriboo miners to develop their claims
securing cheap water for them. The
linistcr of Finance pointed out ihat
[ere wns n vole of $22,000 for the Cnrl-
lo rond, bringing up the totul npnro-
liation to $30,000. Mr. Hnll snid the
linnnce Minister wns the right mnn in
[e right plnce nnd had not got "swelled
lad," but he regretted that the govern
ment had not introduced any "constructive" legislation. He regretted nlso the
high rate of taxation on wild lands,
which was not fair to paople who bad
invested in thnt form of property. If
it was not for what the Dominion government hnd done for British Columbia,
British Columbians would all be iu the
poor house (laughter). Mr. J. A, Macdonald said Finance Minister reminded
him of a liquidator of a bankrupt estate
presenting a statement of affairs to creditors. The government had been in jiower
for two years; what had been done for
the province? Objected to the Minister
of Finance taking a holiday in England.
Contended that aid given to railways in
the past had proved profitable investments for the province. In regard to
rnilwny construction, the Premier had
proved liberal only in promises. Mr.
Macdonald resumed at the evening kcs-
sion and moved the following resolution
as amendment to motion to go into supply:
"But whereas the Premier, at tha Inst
session of the legislature, intimated thut
his government would submit to this
House proposals of a definite cliniact-n-
on railway matters:
"And whereas, failing to submit such
proposals, the Premier subsequently
stnted on the floor of this House that a
summer session would be held to deal exclusively with railway and transportation
mutters in this province:
"And whereas said session was not
held as promised:
"And whereas the government has as
yet submitted to this House uo proposals
during the present session looking tn better transportation facilities:
'Therefore this House regrets the indecision of the government nud its repented failures to deal with nn urgent
public question."
Mr. Bowser blamed tbe opposition for
saying nothing yet on a subject concerning which he had long waited to hear an
auendment. The Liberal government tt
Ottawa was pledged for the eufraucuise-
ment of Chinamen aud Japauese. Hon.
Mr. Fitzpatrick had taken exceptiuu to
the act passed by the legislature last yenr
in which Orientals were disfranchised.
Mr. ouatford expressed hope that before
the session closed arrangements would
be made for the coustruction of several
railways. The following resolution moved
by Mr. Oliver was agreed to: "Tli-.it n
select committee of five members of this
House, consisting of Messrs. Macgowan,
Gifford, Bowser, Brown and the mover,
be appointed to inquire into all matters
pertaining to the issuing of crowu grants
Nos. loiu-155, 1917-155, 1788-14", 19101
155, 1843-155, 1919-155, 1951-163, 1844-
155, and also all matters in reference to
pending applications, with power to call
for persons, papers aud documents und
to take evidence under oath, aud- to ie-
port the evidence and their findings to
the House."
TUESDAY, MARCH 4:
Dr. King resumed budget debute with
comment that government supporters
evaded the issues. A division wa3 then
taken and the amendment of the leader
of the opposition defeated by 6 votes, as
follows:
Opposition: Mclnnes, Drury, King,
Brown, Murphy, Jones, Evans, Tanner,
Oliver, J. A. Macdonald, Henderson,
Munro, Paterson, Hall, Cameron—15.
Government: Davidson, Williams, Tatlow, McBride, Wilson, Cotton, Ellison,
Bowser, Fraser, Ross, A. McDonald,
Green, Fulton, Garden, Tnylor, W.-iyht,
Young, Gifford, Macgowan, Shatford,
Grant—21.
In committee of supply the usual comments were mnde by lion, members on
various votes, especially those for rond
work, etc., in the various districts. Four
members, Messrs. Oliver, Hnwthorn-
thwnite, Williams and McNiven, voted
against the militia vote of $750. At the
evening session, the estimates were nil
pnssed nnd the committee rose. In ot in-
(Continued on page io.)
A muzzled press is of no real benefit
in nny community, except to their masters. If editors would stand together and
eliminate fear they would make this
world a vastly better place to live in.
Most of them prefer any crumbs that fall
their way, and delight in fighting any
progressive or independent brother.—
Fernie Ledge.
A CAVE THEORY.
A large cave has been discovered- on
the seashore on tbe north end of Vancouver Island. Forty skeletons were
found in the cave. They are supposed to
be the remains of the members of a
former legislature, who adjourned without bringing down a railway policy, thus
being compelled to seek safety from the
wrath of their constituents by taking to
the woods. The gruesome find should
serve as a timely warning to the present
legislature.—Grand B'orks Sun.
THE HATS CONTENTS.
Tbe Week is endeavoring to decide
which class of the civil servants in Victoria is the more intelligent—the young
Britisher who wears bloomers, or the
young Eastern Canadian who wears
creased- pants. In the interior we size
up a man's intelligence by what he carries in his hat, but, of course, different
localities have different standards of intelligence, and no fault can be found
with the standard adopted iu Victoria,
so long as the "pant" guage of intelligence is not made general throughout
the province.—Boundary Creek Times.
EAST KOOTBNAY'S HOPE.
The British Columbia government
must fully recognize the fiuancinl benefits
to be derived from the immediate construction of the Kootenay Central rail-
way. On tlie east side of the Kootenay
river from Elko north to Windermere
nnd Wilmer, is a mineral zone that ex-
lends a distance of about 150 miles,
covering the largest mineral area in East
Kootenay. On this zone, which by the
way is from ten to thirty miles in width,
are a large number of mines that can become producing and shipping, at once, on
the advent of adequate and cheap transposition which a line constructed
through this mineral belt would give.—
Fort Steele Prospector.
A TRAGEDY IN MOUSEDOM.
An Otter Creek man tells the following
story to the Atlin Claim:
Once upon a time there was a Lubec
sliced potato can {large size) left on tbe
H..or of a kitchen of a mining camp during the cessntion of work for the winter.
A foraging mouse spied the can, aud
reading the label, was curious to know
what "Lubeck sliced" tasted like, so he
climbed the leg of a ncurbv table uud
dropped into the can; but lo! it was
empty. After sniffing around, he thought
it time to get out, and made a jump for
tiie top, but the sides of the can were
very slippery. "Funny," said he, "I got
iu all right. I must give a bigger jump,"
but though he tried and tried and tried,
he never could reach the top, aud in time
starvation, cold and exhaustion did its
work.
oome time afterwards mouse No. 2,
in the same manner, jumped into the
cun, to find nothing there but the body
of his dend friend. After trying vainly
to scale the shining sides of his prison,
starvation drove him to cannibalism and
be ate mouse No. 1, all except the fur
and tail.   In time he also died.
A week passed, and mouse No. 3, coming the same road, met the snme fute,
nnd, horror of horrors! ate No. 2 mouse
that ate No. 1, also leaving the tail, lu
time he died too.
And when springtime came and man
returned to work, he found the can—
wherein was a dead mouse and the tails
and fur of two others.
Where is John Houston? T'is to be
hoped he will be found in time to move
thnt great big resolution before the
House gets to Supply.
The Veruon News is to publish a splendid "special," 15,000 copies of which are
to be distributed at tbe New Westminster exhibition. The Okanagan owes a
good deal to the enterprise of the Vernon
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October ist, Assembly Hall, Fort St.
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.
Friday afternoon, children's private
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to Mr. Carnegie
Scathing Letter from Popular Authoress Published in "London  Opinion."
To the Editor of Loudon Opinion.
Sir,—As some critics, not altogether
devoid of that flunkeyism which sees
naught but virtue iu the composition of
a millionaire, have accused me of commenting upon certain incidents in Andrew
Carnegie's career in a "cruel" aud "unjustifiable" manner in the interview with
Md. Arthur Lawrence which nppenred
last week in your paper, you will, perhaps, allow me space to give tbe following extracts from the book entitled
"Homestead: A Complete History- of the
Struggle of July, 1802, between the Carnegie Steel Company, Limited, and the
Amalgamated Association of Iron and
Steel Workers." This volume is by Arthur Burgoyue, who in his preface "earnestly hopes that through the perusal of
•Homestead' new light may be borne in
upon some of tbe many who persist iu
regarding the American working-mnu as
a mere piece of mechanism, deservedly
ut the mercy of his employers." It was
published in Pittsburgh in 188(3, and in
its pages Mr. Carnegie's connection with
H. C. Frick, under whose management
the Pinkertou police war was carried on,
is very plainly set forth. As a matter
of fact, Carnegie and Frick were united
iu their work aud aims,. Mr. Carnegie
haviug bought a half interest in the
Frick Coke Company in 1882 for $1,500,-
000. Six years later, on the death of
one of his partners, he induced Frick,
called the "Coke King," to enter the
Carnegie Company, and the interests thus
combined becume practically one. Tliat
Mr. Carnegie wus well aware of the murderous business going on at Pittsburgh,
uud that he was neither shocked nor distressed at the disaster may be judged
from the following taken from page 107
of "Homestead"—
"Three days elapsed after the buttle
of Homestead before the American Press
Association, who had been ordered tu
follow him up, were able to locate Mr.
Carnegie and obtain an interview. Although regularly advised by cable of the
progress of the trouble at his mills he
did uot let the news iuterfere with his
pleusures, but spent those three days ou
a couching tour from Edinburgh to Kin-
loch, iu Scotland. At Kinloch he rented
a shooting-box for eight weeks at a cost
of $10,000. Here the Press representative found him. The correspondent was
received, according to his own statement,
by -Mr. Carnegie 'in a contemptuous and
insulting manner.' lu respouse to a request for bis opinion on tbe occurrences
ut Homestead, Mr. Carnegie said: '1
urn uot willing to express an opinion.
The men have chosen their course, and
I am powerless to change it. The handling of the case on the part of the company has my full approval und sanction.' "
After this, it is somewhat surprising
to hear that, when the wicked work wns
done, Mr. Carnegie, like some new incarnation of Dickens's Pecksniff, "deeply regretted" the affair, and declared
that all his business was not worth the
shedding of a drop of blood!
On page 2oT of "Homestead" we
read—
"While the workmen of Homestead
were being taken to jail iu batches, aud
charge after charge heaped upou them,
and while the Supreme Court of the
Stute was engineering tbe last grand
coup by which the revival of an obsolete
offence was to be made instrumental iu
winding up the strike at Homestead, Mr.
Andrew Carnegie wus busily at work
reaping cncouiuins for his philanthropy,
which at this particular time found vent
iu the donation of a memorial library to
the town of Ayr, in Scotland. The corner-stone of this edifice was laid by Mrs.
Carnegie two days after the treason warrants were issued ut Pittsburgh. An address of thanks was made by the mayor,
to which Mr, Caruegie replied, part of
his remarks being ns follows: 'I feel
more strongly bound than ever to devote
the villaining years of my life less to
alms ending in self and more to the service of others, using my surplus wealth
and spare time in the manner most likely
to produce thc greatest good to the
masses of the people. From these masses
comes the wealth which is entrusted to
the owner only as administrator.'   A few
groans and cries about Homestead were
all that reminded the audience which
heard this generous-spirited speech that
at the very moment when Mr, Carnegie
wns speaking, the wealth-givers in his
own employ were being hunted down ns
traitors, locked up in jail, and supplanted
by cheaper workmen!"
After this, sir, even should I be deemed
guilty of the most obsolete patriotism
and literary sentiment that ever darkened the uunuls of the British twentieth
century, 1 shall still maintain that when
the local authorities of Strntford-oir-
Avon decided, despite honest protest, to
set up their Carnegie Free Library in
Henley street, where the greatest poet
and tenderest lover of humanity that
ever lived was born—and where the
passing to nud fro of his footsteps had
Iniilowed every old stone, every time-
worn corner—they committed an error
of taste and feeling for which the literary students of a coming time, sooner or
Inter, will lay theiu under lasting condemnation, it has been said, most erroneously, that 1 object to free libraries.
So far from this being the case, 1 offered
...uo for ihe equipment of the library in
Mrutford, provided it was built iu any
otuer plttce than Henley street. 1 considered theu, aud consider still, that Henley street should have been kept sacred,
and, as 1 have already said, decently removed Irom the "smirch'' of the millionaire, lu its poor, simple, and quuiut orig-
iiiul couditiou it was un object lesson to
cue world—a symbol of the truth that
out of the humblest surroundings tlie
greatest genius may arise. Now it
icaches little more than the folly aud
iiuukeyism of the age, while the associa-
iioii of tiie name of the l'ecksuittian gen-
c.uiuau—who could "enjoy a quiet holiday" while his workmen were being shot
down, aud furthermore express his "approval aud sanction of such u business
—with thnt of the great Shakespeare,
even in the remotest maimer, is enough
to bring upon those who have consented
to such an association the famous
"Curse" written upon the famous gravestone withiu the altar-rails of .trinity
church. Aud though, as the vicar ot
Stratford* once told ns in an address delivered at the flower-strewing ceremony
iu the church on Shakespeare's birthday,
there is in that grave "nothiug but dust"
—which would imply that the vicar hud
looked in fo sec—it niay be that the dust
"yet speaketh."—Faithfully yours,
MARIE CORELLI.
N.B.—I may perhaps be permitted to
remind your readers of the following incident. Some time ago, when Caruegie
wus iu the lobby of the House of Commons, he happened to see Mr. John
Burns. He held out his hand and said:
Andrew Carnegie offers his hand to
John Burns!" "And John Bums refuses
to take it," said Mr. Burns. Burns could
uot so lightly forget the "approved aud
sanctioned" bloodshed at Homestead, as
do some folks to whom the "Gospel of
Wealth" is more convincing than the
Gospel of Christ. I am indebted for this
characteristic story of the great labor
representative to Mr. William Thompson,
of Walcot, and am glad to be able lo
quote it here.—M. C.
? Yes!
You Want Them.
We Have Them.
They are so easy on the feet
Shoeing boys.
If your Shoes hurt get a pair of our Cushionette Sole Shoes.
Sole Agent for the RALSTON HEALTH SHOES
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LADIES' PATENT KID EMPRESS BLUCHER. dull kid top;..,'...'.'.'.'.'.'......'.' .*.' 4 So
LADIES' OXFORDS, in great variety from                          «r -0 to $, 00
BOYS'PATENT LEATHER LACE BOOTS, Sizes i to S ....        "'  2 c0
Agent for GEO. A. SLATER'S INVICTUS fine Shoes.              •••......• j
96 Pairs of Men's Lace and Congress Boots that we got at a bargain, 75c. to $1.50 a pair.
85 DOUGLAS STREET.
ODD FELLOWS BLOCK.
COPVPIQH7
] ago a raise wa.s started at a point about
,300 feet from the portal of tlie No. i
j tunnel. Some rich ore, wjliich was met
looked so promising that a drift was
started to ascertain its extent. This has
been run over 50 feet, and the ore continues. It shows an average width of
about nine inches nnd assays 250 ounces
of silver per ton. There is other ore in
the same vein, but the rich rock lies iu
u clean streak, and can be taken out
without mixing. Thc company is sacking this ore as it is taken from the drift,
and it will be shipped as soon as the
wagou road is passable.
THE WILD CAT COLUMN.
A $480 gold nugget has been found on
Spruce creek, Atlin, und the spirits of
the Atliuitcs nre correspondingly high.
The lucky finder was F. J, White, who
picked it up on his claim on March 10th.
Jas. C. Dale, the discoverer of Carmi
Camp, on the west fork of the Kettle
river, reports a brighter outlook for mining on the west fork since the completion of the wugon road to Midway. The
Sully is shipping some extremely fine ore,
and the small stamp mill running on the
Carmi is saving about 00 per cent, of the
values in the ore being treated. More
stamps will be added shortly.
Mr. J. H. Bromley is selling his upper
much to the Daly Reduction Company.
On this property, which lies about seven
miles above Princeton, there is known to
be valuable coal deposits, and these wjll
mean a great deal for a corporation that
will require a large amount of fuel each
year. The price to be paid Mr. Bromley
is said to be $12,000.
Reports have reached Sandon that a
rich shoot of ore has been struck on the
Fisher Maiden at Silverton.   Some time
The Reco (Sandon) is making a grand
showing so far for the present year, lt
paid a dividend of $20,000 on the 20th
of last month, and now announces a
similar one for disbursement on the 20th
of April. This make* $40,000 for the
present year, or a total paid to date of
$327,500.
The first shipment of zinc ore from the
Bell mine at Whitewater has arrived in
Kaslo, and is being tested at the sampler.
The shipment is of two cars, and is expected to run very high in zinc, some of
it going GO per cent. This mine promises
to become one of the biggest zinc proper-
tics iu the country.. The property is under lease and bond to Eckert, Holmes
and Elzi. The ore, which is being shipped, is all being taken out of an.upper
tunnel, where 12 feet of solid zinc has
been exposed. Work on the showing has
been stopped for the present, owing to
surface water, and a lower tunnel is being extended for 30 feet, whicli is expected to tap the ore nt u depth of over
CO feet. When this is completed the
lessees expect to ship nn immense
quantity of ore. The ore, besides being
very rich in zinc, is interspersed with
bunches of very rich galena and gray
copper.
course led over the Macaulay Point golf
links, where a splendid gallop was enjoyed on the good turf, thence into the
Fernltill property through tho Transfer
fields, finishing nt the Four-Mile house.
One gallant soldier had two spills, but
fortunately they were not serious ones.
Those who turned out for the chase
were: Miss Kate Devereux, Miss O.
Irving, Miss V. Pooley, Cnpt. Coekburn,
Col. English, Mr. Geary, R. A., Mr.
Bannister, Mr. L. H. Gnruett and Mr.
Wilson. The next meet will be from
Richardson Street ot 2.30 to-day. Special
jumps will be arranged nt the start, nud
a good turn out is expected.
* »   »
The Island Association Football
League championship was won on Saturday last by the Garrison eleven, who defeated the Ladysmith team after a hard
battle by 1 goat to nil. The annual meeting of the association is to be held in the
Victoria West Athletic Club's rooms
shortly.
* *   *
Victoria and Nana imp ladies played a
drawn hockey game nt Oak Bay last
Saturday.
* *.,♦.
Fishermen report excellent sport in the
1 Sooke, Shawnigan and Somenos lakes
and the Cowichan river. The season
promises to be better than the average
of late years.
HERE AND THERE.
Aid. Cree, of Fernie, ia the new president of the Board of Trade of that city,
nnd Mr. J. S. L. Alexander is secretary-
treasurer.
Sport
The Fernie Tennis Club has reorganized with Mr. R. G. Drinnnn hon. president nnd Mr. G. H. D. Boulton, secretary. Tlie club will have two double
courts.
-    •  ♦  •
At Oak Bay to-day tho fiual game in
the senior hockey league will bo plnyed
between the Victorin team and that of
the Garrison artillery.
•   .   •
Tlie Hunt Club run of last Saturday
was a most enjoyable one. The meet
was from Work Point barracks, and the
Tbe Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company
has determined upon building a large
reservoir on the hill to the east of Fernie
for the purpose of guaranteeing an ample
supply of water for the coke ovens. Chief
Engineer Wright and his staff located the
site lnst week, and the work of building
the reservoir was started at once to have
it completed by the middle of this month.
The reservoir will, he nt an elevation of
about- 180 feet nbove the city. This will
givo n pressure of over eighty pounds to
tho square inch at tho ovens and incidentally to all mains in tlie city now supplied by tlie Electric Light & Power Co.
Tho reservoir will have a capacity of
300,000 gallons, nnd its approximated
dimensions will be 100 feet long, 70 feet
wide nnd 7 feet deep, lt is understood
thnt tbe coal company is prepared to
supply tho city with water from this
reservoir, at the border of tlie city, the
latter to take over its control inside tlie
city limits.
ccfi ai'-i/f
SPORTSMEN!
Write me for particulars of Brit-is
Columbia's
lest Slocked Game Preserve;
Guides and Outfits furnished.
Prank Rush ton
THE INLAND ARMOURIES,
KAMLOOPS, B. C.
CARNATION PLANTS
All the best varieties.
LOGAN BERRY PLANTS
2 years old.   Will bear this season.
Box 85, eity.
"A Cent Saved Is a Cent Gained.
Purchase your "Cut Rate Esquimal
Car Tickets" at the "Savoy Cigar Stand'
By this method you can save enough t
purchase your tobacco. A full line 0
Smokers' Requisites always on hand.
On. C Anderson, Prop, Sawy Cigar Mi
Price's Gold Medal Brand eat
tup, Pickles and Sauce are con
diments that should be in even
house. Price and quality seconi
to none.
Farms and Ranches For Sale 01
Lease
Write for  information   regarding th
fruit growing sossibilities ot
the district.
Martin Beattie
Realty and Investment Broker
P. O. Box 106, Kamloops, B.e
"Mother, can we go to play with thi
other children?" "You may play witl
tho little girls, Emily, but not with tin
boys; tho little boys are too tough.!
"Well, mother, if we find a nice, smoot
little boy, can wc piny with him?"—Lif(
Gerald—I hope the watch I gave yo
for your birthday will always remind yo
of the giver. Geraldine—It certain!
will; it looks all right, but it won't go, THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1^05.
I    The Stage    j
THE REDMOND.
-A 'Bachelor's Romance" proved quite
lone of the most attractive plays yet presented at the Redmond theatre.   It is a
[itine comedy centreing   round' a literary
Let, the love them© being the Bachelor—
■not old, but not exactly young—and his
{ward, the daughter of an old friend, and
P'lj/ho ut the time   the   play opens has
reached early womanhood.   Of   course,
the ward fails iu love with and marries
tlie bachelor, which is as it   should be.
ll'he return of the Redmond Company
|vas marked   by large   audiences each
flight during the week,   and   both hills
[•resented were received with much appreciation.   Iu "A Bachelor's Romance,"
§ir. Redmond played "David Holmes"—
he bachelor in question—and did it re-
fiiarkubly well.    Mr. Granger appeared
|s David's worldly-minded brother; Mr.
Bird as "Archibald   Savage"   and Mr.
Iftitherlund as   Harold   Reynolds—both
Kterury men.   The part of "Sylvia," the
['ard, was   sympathetically   played by
liss i. inkie Mullally, and   Miss Metu
larsky did well in the role of   Helen,"
jie bachelor's sister.   High praise must
given to Mr. Tom   Loftus   for his
fever performance   as   an   old literary
pan, "Mulberry,"   and   to   Mr. S. M.
Briflith, . who   played   "Martin,"   Mr.
liolmes' secretary.    Miss Rae Branson
his as clever as usual   iu the   part of
Miss Clementina," an old maid rather
Jsily upset.   On the whole, the perform-
ce of "A Bachelor's   Romance" was
Ibout the best thing Mr. Redmond has
liven us.   During the latter part of the
(reek the company scored another suc-
ess in a   more   sensational   play, "A
life's Honor,   dealing with episodes iu
1 "White-capping" locality.   Thia is the
pll for to-day's afternoon   and evening
brformances, and is well worth patron-
f-ng.
AT THE VICTORIA.
UVith one week's   experience   of tirst-
lass vaudeville in the best theatre of the
Ity, it is doubtful if Victorians would
Insent to give it up.   The enterprise of
|e Consolidated Amusement   Compnny
in the slang of the day, "caught
und ono may look for constantly
}: eloping   patronage   as    a   natural
juence.   Indeed the record of the pro-
lit week is positive proof in this direc-
lu—a fairly large audience turning out
londay evening, to a considerable exult out of curiosity, and each evening
lereaftcr   finding   the   "house"   witli
idieuces    both     larger    and    more
Ithusinstic.    The    old    adage,    "we
fo   advertized   by   our friends," was
loving appropriate.   It is but a natural
Eduction that the matinee and evening
pforniances to-day will see the house
fpwded to the dors, since these present
final opportunities    for   seeing the
litial   week's   bill   at   Victoria's   big
[eatre.
LAs for tho programme that has beeu
pred this week's   attendants   at the
Ictoria,   it's   conspicuous   and   most
Jpulnr feature   is   unquestionably the
[oiidon character sketches in song aud
uitatioiis by Miss Daisy Harcourt, as
lue a little   Cockney   off   as   on the
Itoige."  She has daintiness and magne-
fem, and does her work with an appar-
11 relish for it that gives piquancy and
si to every action.   Miss Harcourt has
Irluips had a wider experience in euter-
Jinmeut thnn any vaudevillist yet seen
these parts 01 the earth, having added
1 a considerable London engagement a
|ng tour in   Australia,   South Africa,
liina and Japan and India—in the latter
kving played to English audiences fur-
pr remote than have been reached by
other white woman entertainer.
lOther strong features of this week's
|ow are Montgomery and Carton, in an
centric piano comedy sketch, introdue-
exccodingly clever   dancing by the
luiiber of the partnership who   contrives least to the musical absurdities and
comedy.   The concert violinist, Sig.
niz, is a notably finished and brilliant
(■former, and the dog and cat circus is
Imnny respects fnr nnd away the most
f crtiiig feature of the kind yet offered
Northwest   vnudevillism.   Rounding
the bill there nre animated pictures,
illustrated' song by Hnrolf Hoff, a
pure-voiced boy soprano, an aerial wire
act by Inez Scott, and a fair musical
sketch.
While the present week has ireeu a
record breaker in quality, as admitte* oy
all who have seen the show, next week
promises to "go it one better,""« head-
liner being secured in D'TJrbano's Royal
Italian band, an organization of twenty-
six pieces, the instrumentalists for the
most part being ex-members of Channing
Ellery's and of Creatore's forces. This
band has made the biggest kind of a hit
this week iu Vancouver, and will be supplemented at the Victoria all next week
by seven other distinct and meritorious
acts of high class vaudeville. And there
will be no variation in the prices of admission—10c. nnd 20c. How the management can do it is the mystery to the
uninitiated. It. could not be afforded
unless the public co-operate by filling the
house for each and every performance.
seven acts has been arranged. Ted. E.
Box, the favorite London comedian, will
returu, appearing ' in ' new songs each
night of the week.' His repertoire will
include "Come Out. of That at Once,"
"Walking in My   Sleep,"   "My Sister,"
"Watching ' 'Em, Coster's    Beaus,
"Sweet Violets," "Come On," "While
You Wait," "Hunting" and several
others. " Sylvester Jones and Pringle,
described as "The Kings of Minstrelsy/'
are said to be second only to "Princess
Trizie," as a drawing feature. This is
one' of the highest priced acts on the
coast, and has made a big hit everywhere. Little Mildred is a child change
artist, said to be very clever. The greatest equilibrist, DeCoe, will do some
wonderful feats of balancing, and Joe
Doming is a monologist of established
reputation. Mr. Roberts will sing the
illustrated song. "Down in the Valley
of Shenandoah," and the list of moving
Continued and unprecedented success of Polite Vaudeville at the
VICTORIA THEATRE
For Week Commencing April 10th
D'URBANO'S    ROYAL     ITALIAN    BAND
25 Eminent Artists.
In conjunction with
7«Vaudeville Hummers«7
NOTE.—The Italian Band changes its programme at each performance.
Prices 10 and 20 Cents.   Box Seats, 50 Cents,
Matinees daily, except Monday, at 3 o'clock.
Performances in the evening at 7.30 and 9 o'clock.
MISS RAE BRONSON,
•  THE GRAND.
Not outside of very big cities is a better vaudeville bill to be seen than thnt
which is being presented this week at the
Grand theatre on Johnson street, and
business has continued good in spite of
the heavy opposition, proving that the
firmly established position of Manager
Jamieson's popular playhouse is not to
be seriously injured by any theatrical
ventures which might be expected by
some people to turn nwny from the
Grand the liberal patronage which has
been the result of the active nnd energetic
policy pursued since its opening, and the
persistent endeavor to secure at any cost
the best acts in vaudeville. The feature
of this week's programme is the delightful little comedy, "Her Friend From
Texas," ns presented by Miss Frnnciseu
Redding, supported by John Sherwood
and Albert Reed. It is not mnny weeks
ago since this act occupied the post of
honor ou tlie programme of one of Ihe
leading New York vaudeville theatres,
and Manager Jamieson's enterprise in
securing it cannot be too highly recommended. The Grent Oarless is one of
the best female impersonators ever seen
in the city; Chnrles and Edna Harris
have a comedy sketch in which Mr. Harris gives an excruciatingly funny impersonation of an old maid, and keeps thc
audience in roars of laughter, and Mer-
rell and Evans have a singing act which
is entirely original, and one of tbe most
pleasing items on tlie bill. Mr. Roberts
sings tho illustrated song, "Hello, Central, Give Me Heaven," nnd the moving
picture story of "Hop 0' My Thumb" is
worth the price of admission itself. There
will1 be two matinees to-day, beginning
at 2.30, at which only five cents will bo
charged for children, and the week will
close with three performances to-night,
beginning nt 7.30,
For the coming week a strong bill of
WITH REDMOND OO.
THE SAVOY.
The big increase   of late   in populnr
places of amusement has not prevented
the Savoy from receiving good patron
nge.   The management   keeps   up   the
stnndnrd of the few offered, nnd for next
Week Starting
Monday, April 10th
Second week of Victoria's
Favorite Stock Organization
The original and only
ED. REDMOND COMPANY
Monday, 'luesday, Wednesday and
Wednesday Matinee
First time here
A GILDED FOOL
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and
Saturday  Matinee,
Grand revival of the comedy hit,
THE GIRL FROM ALBANY
All the Old Favorites in the Cast.
Wednesday and Saturday Matinee
10 Cts. Any Seat 10 Cts
Evening, 10 and 26c.
No Higher.
week announce the engagement, at great
expense, of "the grent Kalncrntus," premier equilibrist and hoop roller. This
performer was the head-liner in Herman's "Transntlantiques" for two years,
and is uow under engagement by the
management of the Portland exhibition.
Other new people will be: Wm. Woods,
black-face comedian and Little Annetta,
dancer. Others on the programme will
bo La Rose and Hatfield, change artists
aud dancers; Ueyton and Deagle,
travesty sketches, Hattie Wade Mack,
who lias proved siich a success in her
Irish skits; Ethel Johnson, the show
.sisters, and Blanche Trojan. The show
next week will be prefaced by a merry,
musical, English burlesque.
SAVOY   THEATRE
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
WEEK OF APRIL 10TH, 1905
America's  Greatest Equilibrist and
Hoop Roller.
Wm. Woods
Blackface Comedian,
Little Ametta
Terpsicboreau Artist
La Rose & Hatfield
Change Artists and Wooden  Shoe
Dancers.
Saxton & Deagle
English ComiqueB.
Ethel Jackson
Coon Shouter.
Hattie Wade Mack
Hibernian Mirth Maker.
Shaw Sistei s
Character Change Artists.
Ward & Leslie
Song and Dauce Artistes.
Blanche Trojan
Serio Comic.
English Burlesque by Harry Sexton
"FIDELIA."
ADMISSION: 15 Cts. and 25 Cts.
G
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DAILY wg*
MATINEES   ioC.   ALL   OVER.
Management ol
ROBERT JAMIESON
WEEK OF APRIL 10.
Illustrated Song.
Frederic Roberts.
Down In the '. alley uf Shenandoah
Sylvester Jones & I'ringte, Kings
of Minsir lay.
Ted K. Box,  London's  Favorite
Comedian,
Little Mildred.
Child Change Artist.
The World's Greatest Equilibrist,
De COK,
Ilalancing   upon Chairs, Tables,
Huttles, etc.
Joe Deming,
Monologist
New Moving Pictu es.
JOC.
Res.
Seats
Johnson Street.
OO WHERE THE CROWD QOKS
THE LYRIC
THEATRE
Broad Street,
Between Yates and Johnson.
O. Ranz, Manager.
The oldest and molt popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The maiiag'nieut
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finish'd, 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 25c.
TED E. BOX AT THE GRAND. f HEtfWEEJK, SATURDAY, APRIL 8,1905.
Things Seen
During the Week
Babette's Weekly Letter on Fashions, Gossip and Offerings
of Stores.
Dear Madge:—I spoke hastily some
time ago when I said that we would be
exempt from all giddy teas, now that the
holy season of Lent was here, the time
when "the thoughtful, pious soul to solitude retirM."
lt seems, howjever, that I was a false
prophet, and that some truer prophet
than 1 prophesied that there would be
"teas" and rumors of "teas," and undoubtedly "teas" are tho order of the
day. A young lady golfer used technical
terms the other day when she remarked
that any excuse was good enough for a
"tea," and that departing guests were
continually being "teed off" of late, in
other words a "farewell tea" is considered the correct way to "speed the parting
guest."   The smartest frock I have seen
very neat and laundry beautifully. They
aro selling for $1.25. In tbe line of
"ready-to-wear-huts," 1 see thnt about
three dozen novelties have just been received for Easter. Some of these nre
very smart. I invested in one for $4.25,
and when 1 remarked to the milliner that
it made me look rather "rakish," she
singled nnd replied: "Ah, inadame, this
season, tis snid, 'the more rakish the
more tnkish.'" i
For your new shirt waist suit, 1 should
advise "Priestley's" cravenette, it is very
serviceable, nnd is being much used for
these sort of costumes; it is 54 inches
wide. The Westside are advertising it in
all colors for $1.20 per yard. There are
also some very pretty 28-inch new organdie muslin in dainty floral designs
with satin stripe effects, for only 15 cents
n yard. These muslins make very charming summer frocks. In the lingerie department I see they are advertising fine
white cambric nightgowns, hemstitched
with tucking and lace trimmings for only
75 cents. Of course if you want new
lace curtains, now is the time to   buy
au Ostermoor patent elastic felt mattress. You can buy one nt Weiler Bros,
for $15, nnd they nre worth it. They
last n life time, nnd are the m,ost comfortable things in the world to sleep on.
Welters' also advertise all kinds of novelties in the way of new spring furnishings. I shall write you more about these
things later on.
And now let me tell you of the latest
novelty vnhich is called the "pocket tassel." Apropos of sunshades and umbrellas, the lack of dress pocket has led
to this "pocket tassel"—a tassel matching the silk of the article to the handle
of which it is attached, aud which contains a little silk pocket concealed under
the fringe of the tassel. A glove, handkerchief or some coins can be carried in
these pockets, and some are fitted with
a little fan. The pocket is opened by
lifting the top of the tassel, and there, is
nothing about the tnssel to suggest thnt
they serve any purpose but that of decoration.
Of course you must rend "The Vicissitudes of Evangeline."   You can get it
career are much less amusing and convincing. But there is n good deul of
volcanic love-mnking, plenty of smart-
ness, nnd a ducal marriage to end with.
So Evangeline cannot fail to interest you
. "BABETTE."
THE LEGISLATURE.
From page j
the following amendments were made
by the Chief Commissioner: The amount
to be assessed agaiust the Matsqui district was reduced from $150,383 to $125,-
(100. Tbe time for repayment of the capital charges, in the case of'Matsqui, was
extended from forty to forty-three ye'irs,
Tbe amount to lie assessed against Chilliwack wns reduced from $252,300 to
$200,000. Provision was made tliat. in
thc case of Matsqui Ihat the repayment
of the chnrges shall not commence until
1008. In the case of the other districts
repayment commences this yenr.
WEDNESDAY, . . RU. 5:
Mr. Hawthornthwaite's    Muster    and
amendments.   Anti-Wig Bill carried by
2i votes to 14.   Bills introduced:  Shops
Regulation Act (Mr. Hawthornthwaite):
This provides for closing of all shops e.t
0 p.m. except on Saturdays, when t,he|r|
are to be closed at 9 p.m., for a weekly
hnlf-holiday and for an hour off each day
for lunch, nnd on© hour for suppw on
Saturdays; Counties Definition Act (A
toruey-General); Placer Mining Amend'1,
ment Act (Air. Macdonald).   Chief Com-]
missioner's Act to amend Land Act, pro;
viding improved methods   for   transiirj
und  removal of timber licenses, speeia.
licenses for logging purposes, aud for a;
royalty of 5 cents per ton upon coal, oil
and marketable products, was introduce):
and read the first time.   Game Act reuc
third time and passed,   The Immigration
Act, providing educational test aud dii
allowed by the Dominion authorities (re!
enacted), reported complete with amendi
ments.   Special Surveys Act read a thirt
Mme nnd passed. .      .
THURSDAY; APRIL G:
Considerable  routine    business   doneJ
k.'VtyVtytysyty*
NO CREDIT
, SPOT CASH. 5
3THE OJESTSIDE
CLOSING OUT
MONDAY'S SALE OP NEW FANCY ORGANDIE MUSLINS,
We considered it a good stroke of business to get these
Organdie Muslins for the money we did. A glance at the price
plainly tells you why we think so. Genuine first class qualities
for such grades, and up-to-date designs and patterns. See them
if you have any thought of a New Washable Costume.
845 Yards Extra Fine Organdie Muslins, a large range of good designs in
pretty colored floral effects on a white ground, with invisible satin stripe.
Regular Value, per yard, 30c. Closing OUt price Mondayj
Ilk
KID GLOVE STOCK
Complete for Easter.
Our Ladies' Guaranteed French
Kid Gloves will be sold on Monday in this way :
$1.00 Gloves for      -    -      75c.
81.25 Gloves for $1.00
$1.50 Gloves for $1.20
RBADY.TO'WEAR HATS.       NEW LR6E CURTAINS.
Ladies'  New   Straw  Ready-to
Wear Hats, stylishly trimmed.
Regular values up to 87.00
Monday, $4.25
Have now arrived, here are a few
bints of the reductions :
$1.00 Curtains on Monday   T50'
$2.00 Curtains on Monday $1.50
83.00 Curtains on Mouday $2 25
WHITE GOWNS.
Ladies' Extra Pine White Muslin Gowns, hemstitched, tuoked
aud lace trimmed.
Regular 90c. and $1.00 each.
Monday, 75c.
FIGURED BURLAP.
New Figured Burlap, in pretty
combination colors, good floral
effects.
Monday, 20c.
EVERY ARTICLE IN THE STORE REDUCED IN PRICE.
THE HUTCHESON CO., Ltd., VIOTORIA, B. O.
APRIL Iqth,   1905
this spring 1 noticed at a tea lnst week.
It was a charming gown of apricot silk
canvas, the full skirt was narrowly
tucked at the top and inserted with
vandycks of fine quipure towards the
foot. The bodice was specially pretty.
On it the canvas was introduced as a
short draped bolero, caught together al
the centre by a gilt buckle. Below1 it
showed a deep, pointed satin belt, studded with little flower bows. This sntin
formed n double wnistcont higher up. the
inner one with little revers and embroidered in faintly shaded silks. The yoke
of guipure was frilled with narrow
Valenciennes lace, making small rosettes
down thc front. The sleeves were in the
fashionable high puff at tbe top, with
bracelet of satin and guipure at the
elbow, from which they were finished by
canvas and lnce ruffles. You nsked me
nbout children's sailor dresses. Well I
am happy to be able to tell you thnt the
WestsWe is advertising some very pretty ones in tbe sizes you want. These
are in striped gingham, mostly in blue
and vnhite, with white pique trimmings,
them, Madge, ns the Westside stock is
complete, and really the designs and
qualities are irresistible, while the
values can not be beaten, for they have
clipped a quarter off the regular price.
No, "Bedelia" is not dead yet, neither
is "My Pauline," for 1 occasionally hear
them being wailed out by some late
leveller during tbe calm peaceful hours
of night or early morn, or perchance by
the theatrical orchestra, when the leader
has run short of suitable "musical" selections. Fletcher Bros, are advertising
a cheap sale in the music line, and let us
hope that the great reductions they offer
in tbe choice of several hundred copies
of high grade sheet music, vocal and instrumental, wtfll help to kill these hackneyed old "rag-timers." Just think of
being nble to buy Schuman's "Tran-
merei," Lnnge's "Flower Songs,"
Strauss' "Blue Danube Waltze" and
Matter's "Dear Heart" for only seven
cents per copy.
If yon intend going in for a new mattress, I should suggest that you invest in
at T. N. Hibbeu & Co.'s on Government
street. It is by Mrs. Elinor Glyn, the
author of the "Visits of Elizabeth" aud
"The Reflections of Ambroisine."
Evangeline wns herself an alluring creature, with hair of burnished copper, eyes
of emerald green, and shoulders of milky
wnite. At her most fascinating moments
she used to "undulate" the last named
of her attractions, ami at the movement
diplomatists trembled wjith excitement,
and the Householu Rivalry reversed its
arms and sighed. The amazing thing
about this book is, that in spite of these
absurdities it is entertaining, and is not
wholly wanting in a sense of humor. The
worst that can be said of it is that it
reads like a caricature of the style which
made the "visits of Elizabeth" famous.
There is the same highly scented atmosphere of the smart set, the same easy
familiarity with the ways of dukes nud
millionaires, but what is missing from it
is the humor and novelty which depicted
Elizabeth's French cousins, the accessories   and supernumeries in Evangeline's
Servant Amendment Act introduced.
This provides thnt all wnges payable to
employees that do not exceed $4 per day
snail be paid weekly. Premier's motion
tliat House should sit twice daily till
close of session resulted in a long debate
on Mr. Oliver's amendment, calling for
announcement of railway policy. The
Premier explained thnt the government
had under consideration several railway
propositions nnd so soon ns be was able
he would be pleased to take House into
his confidence. Mr. J. A. Macdonald
said House wns not satisfied with further promises. Country desired railway
construction and the government hnd
bad plenty of time to come to some satisfactory arrangement. Other members of
the opposition spoke in the same strain.
The amendment wns defeated by 22
votes to 17, and the motion carried. A
number of private bills passed second
reading. Report on Game Protection
Act was adopted, and progress reported
by committee on Public Schools Act.
Dykes   Act   reported    complete    with
Mr,  Hawthornthwaite's 8-hour bill f<|
coal mines passed third reading by 21
votes to 15.    Workmen's Compensiitiol
Act (Mr. J. A. Macdonald), passed re]
port.   Dr. Young's Medical Act and Mi|
Boss's Woodmen's Lien for Wages Ac
passed second reading.    Business of sei|
siou rapidly drawing to a conclusion a
members noticeable for their absence
floor of House.   Further progress in suj
ply und bill for granting money to gos
eminent introduced and  read the  firJ
time.   There was a late session at uighl
principal business being au able speeel
by Mr. Mclnnes about things iu general
At Vernon cricket promises to take j
lively hold this summer, the club the
being ambitious enough to put an elevfj
in the field that purposes before the se
son closes to try conclusions with tl]
teams on the coast.
Some local advertisers are crusty
cause space is not given them on tl
front page of The Week. But a del
front page is good business for Tl
Week, and anything that improves tl
paper is good business for advertisers/

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