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 We foave   gone   to Vancouver,  X
but will   be back on Monday. K
Iso Broad Street, Victoria.
ft Provincial Review and Magazine.
A number ol new homes, Modern in
every respect. Eaiy monthly instalments.
40 Government St.
VOL. II.    No.
Price 5 Cents
The Passing Show.
Some Political Spasms—A Gloomy Quartette—The Victoria Business Man and his Pushfulness Abroad—A Suggestion
to Roosevelt.
Fishy reports aro   coming   iu to the
press from both East and West.   Iu Ot-
1 ..awa tho   Dominion   government is i'u-
,'volved in a land-scrip street, and from
l/,ihe West' coast comes word that the sal-
i mon me beginning to run.
Tho Victoria Times says, with pride,
jltbat Mr. Aitkeii, the Liberal nominee for
'Alberni, is "an all-round campaigner,
I trained in the school from which Ralph
|iSmith, M. P.,   graduated."   That's    a
Ijiice recommendation to give any man.
K AU round?   Well, yes, como fo think of
it, that rather neatly defines Ralph.'lie
fcstarted political life as a labor caudi-
f'catc, and now 1
It was an up-country mining man who
told a representative of The Week tliat
1 ho had great hopes of Cruubrook's future
Liiow that Grace lAid come to her ut lust,
Its jealous contemporaries iu the Ter-
I luiual Oily havi frequently accused tbe
'/Vancouver News-Advertiser of being be
I lnnd tlio tinies.; This charge can no
[.longer hold. 0« Tuesday last, in an
1 editorial reference to iho disturbances in
I Russia, tho \tucouver uioruiug papor
[ speaks of "the scenes enacted iu St.
j Petersburg over a year ago." This is
■.advanced journalism with a vengeance.
[Wo will lay money that tlio streci
1 skirmish what some republican entliUsi-
l list's tire pleased to call "Bloody Sunday"
lis more accurately remembered by the
1 Russian newspapers.
It is stated with some appearance   ol
['authority that, while the term   of   Sir
llienri Joly do Lotbiniere as Lieutenant-
[Gtvernor of British Columbia    expires
Ithis month, there is no likelihood of any
[change in the occupancy of the position
[occurring for some time, it being report-
led that Sir Wilfrid Laurier has asked
I Sir Heuri to retain ollice at least uutil
fatter the closing of the Domiuion exhibition in tho autumn.   This will be au
[eminently satisfactory arrangement, and
■ if Sir Henri's tenure of the position he
[nils su worthily lined eouid bo txleuded
[for several more years, why, so much
I the better—both for Sir Henri, who likes
I British Columbia aud its people, and for
Ithe interests of the province at large.
Sir Henri is that very rare thing in our
public life—a gentlemau, and, apart from
the fact that his personal qualities and
charm of manner have endeared him to
1 all classes of our people, it is of   the
I highest importance that British Colum-
Jbia should have, at the present time,
I when she is attracting visitors of high
' stuudiug from cutside lands to her shores.
a crown representative who, by birth,
training   and   temperament,   is as well
qualified as Sir Henri Joly.   Such men
are hard to get in these days of   utter
debasement nud vulgarisation iu public
life.   Since we have a good man, let us
keep him.
All Victorians are not slow, whatever
our enemies may say, and when the en-
i terprising citizen of this town really gets
up and begins to spread himself, the re-
I'sult of his energy is not infrequently the
obstruction and delay of all other traffic
until he has got what he wants. This
was amusingly exemplified in Vancouver
this week.   Mr. Stephen Jones, the well-
1 known Victoria hotel man, lias purchased a lot on the corner of Homer and
Hastiugs slreels, in tbe Terminal City.
On this lot he is erecting a goodly block.
Among the requirements of this block are
a number of massive iron pillars. A
heavy truck loaded to the limit with some
of these pillars came along on Tuesday
afternoon aud drew up by the building,
ln front of the horses when they stopped was a large pile of urick and buildiug material. On their right was the
sidewalk and the buildiug itself. On
their left—and mighty close at that—
was the Hastings street carline. The
workmen, with much labor, commenced
to remove the pillars from 'he truck. Before they had got one off, a car arrived.
Because the skirts of the car were a good
deal wider than what it stood ou, there
was no room for it to pass the truck.
The horse", could not back so heavy a
load, and to go forward or sideways was
impossible. Therefore the car stopped,
npd the motorneer thereof said what was
For Convention of American Institute of
Mining Engineers.
For the convenience of our readers we
give the following official programme of
entertainment for the visiting members
of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, who arrive in Victoria this
. Saturday—C a.m., arrive in Victoria;
3 p.m., business session; reading and
discussion of technical papers; 8.30 p.m.,
recepution at the Parliament buildings,
tendered by the provincial government,
reception at the Parliament buildings,
by the citizens, under the auspices of the
board of trade ou board the C. P. R. SS.
Princess May.
Tuesday—8 a.m., excursion up the
line of the E. & N. railway, tendered by
General Manager Livingstone, of the
Tyee Copper Co., visiting Mount Sicker
nnd Ladysmith.
Wednesday—10.30 a.m., business session; 3 p.m., closing business session; 4
p.m., reception to the ladies by His
Honor the Lieutenant-Governor nt the
Government House grounds; 11 p.m.,
leave on steamer Princess May for
Dominion Day
Canada's Birthday  Comes Round Again—Her Progress and Her
Difficulties—A Great Future Ahead.
It is a far cry from 1867 to 1905—
nearly forty years. But in that space of
time the thing we call Civilization has
developed more than it had done in the
previous two centuries. Canada had the
doubtful fortune of having to take her
first steps as a young nation at a period
when, if resources and scientific appliances never dreamed of hy the pioneer
of earlier days were at her disposal to
open up and develop her heritage, she
was also confronted by problems of a
complexity never dreamed of by the nation-builders of older days—problems
which, even in Canada's short life-time,
she has seen bring ruin and disaster to
rqore than oue of the Old World nations.
It was—and is—a transition stage in
the world's development, and therefore
doubly difficult for the young nation which
had to map out its course of life amid
the crash of falling worn-out ideals and
the clamorous up-rearing of new and untried ones.   For men had lost their hold
Mother McI.—(loquitor) My poor little daughter "Alberni," I'm afraid I've been a neglectful parent, but
as I am going far away I'll leave you in good hands. You will be well fed nnd cared for my child, by your new
friends ! They have a MAN SON who will be a good brother to you and help you along through life's little
in his heart. So did the truckman. They
passed by easy stages from personal
abuse to reflection upon their respective
ancestries, whnt time perspiring workmen strove to hustle the obstructing
pillars out of the way. In the meantime
another car arived, tacked itself on to
the back of the first, and wanted    to
know why the   and what   the .
Then came another car, and yet another,
until six cars stood in a blaspheming
row, and the whole traffic and commerce
of the principal street in Vnncouver was
tied up while Stephen Jones, of Victoria,
was getting his work done.
|»f^f^r^r^r|^r|^<^r^r|M!><^lj|)r^ f|jfj
B.C. GRANULATED SUGAR, 30 pound sack   $1.25
Dixi H. ROSS & Co.,  Progressive Grocers.
It is time President Roosevelt ami his
friends of th© Hague ceased trying I'o
force an unwelcome peace upon the
gentlemen who are cutting each others'
throats in the shining East, and paid a
littlo attention to tho deadly strife which
is devastating British Columbia. The
area of tho battle-field is wide, ns is
usuai in modern warfare. Thus, in Nelson the war between Mayor Houston
and his mutiuous aldermen goes merrily
on. In Fernie the uncivil sfrife between
Bob Lowery and Mayor Stork lias so
disorganized the maintenance of law and
order, and encouraged tho criminal
classes, thnt a perfect carnival of burglaries and hold-ups is rioting through the
city. In New Westminster Captain
Cooper is calling for volunteers to sweep
from the earth the bloated corporation
which has offended him. In Vancouver
Mayor Buscombo and his council have
locked horns with the telephone people,
and both sides nro arresting each other
every timo a face shows between tbe
treo stumps. In Alberni both political
Continued on page 2.    ■
on the old rules, and the new rules
which self-appointed leaders offered bad
yet to bear tlie test of time and struggle.
Writing ouly the other day in a well-
known Western Canadian paper, one
man put into orief words the danger
that menaced Canada's young existence
—the danger that threatens still. It is,
to quote his owu words, "That pest of all
new countries, the mini who thinks that,
because it is a new couutry, he can legislate out of natural law aud create a
This was the principal danger which
the young country hnd to face, and nearly nil of such strife and discord as have
taken place within her borders have
arisen through the experimental attempts
of untried and untrained men to govern
and guide the country in the will-o'-the-
wisp truck of their own half-baked
Yet, in spitt of tliis and the other difficulties we hnve named, Canada is not
doing so badly. True, she is not coming
along with a flash and a howl and a
great kick-up of dust.   But she is steadi
ly forging to the front and—she does not
go baa*. She is—except in the matter
of tropical products—the richest half of
the North American continent in natural
resources and advantages; and the great
outside world, the hoineseeker, the
manufacturer, the merchant, the capitalist, are begiuuiug to find that out. A
nine patience, a lew more years of steady
development and self-improvement and
self-restraint and self-denial, and who
shall measure the wealth and influence
uud power that may belong to this great
ilomiuiou—thiB integral part of the
Great Empire of which we are all so
proud V On this day, it is worth the
while of every citizen worthy of the
name throughout the Dominion to give
a little thought to what he may—uo niut-
ter how humble his sphere—help to make
uis country.
This is uo place for a sermou, and .w»
cuuuot, perkap*. do better than close
these brief remarks on this day of national moment by qnotiug tho flue lines
iu wnich the Poet of the Empire—the
man who wrote for us pioneers and uot
for the drawing-room folks at home—has
luid dowu the few simple old rules without which all builders of nations must
fail. There is a solemu warning, too,
w bich for niauy reusons we shall do well
to heed just uow, us to the evil of straying after the uew thing because it is
new, or forsaking the old standard of uprightness -uutiouul and individual—
which our fathers fashioued and followed not uuworthily:
"Hold ye   the   Faith-the   Faith   our
fathers sealed us,
Whoring not with visions, over-wise and
Except ye pay tbe Lord single heart and
single sword,
Of your children iu their bondage shall
he ask them treble tale.
Keep ye the Law—be swift iu all obedience;
Clear the luud from evil, drive the road
and bridge the ford;
Make ye sure to each his own, that he
reap what he has sown;
By the peace amoug our people let men
kuow we serve the Lord."
(Prom Our Owu Correspondent.)
There is a good deal of activity iu a
quiet way along the West Coast of Vancouver Island just nt the present time.
Tbe industrial possibilities of this region
are beiug more und more widely realized,
and there nre signs thnt the businesslike financial administration of the province during the pust two years will have
the effect of encouraging capital into the
couutry. Capital and tbe nvoidance of
tbe extravagant nnd Inefficient management of past years, are all that is needed
to place the industries of the West
Coast prominent amongst those of the
province. Individuals scattered throughout the district, mostly poor men, have
long realized this. They now eagerly
await conditions such as only n stable
government, and one that is not beiug
continually changed, can bring nbout
chiefly by placing the financial stability
of the province foremost in their policy.
and thus promoting that confidence in
them without which bona fide investors
will not risk their money. And the creation of such confidence in the government
of I'lio country seems nt length to bo in
a fair wny of being realized, and no section of tbe community have more reason
to welcome it than the settlers nnd business men of the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
At Snn Juan the logging camps aro
pretty busy. Timber cruising and surveying nre being actively carried on all
nlong the const. The McEwen Bros., ot
Michigan nnd Senttle, agents for Am-
erienn cnpitnlists, hnve several survey
Continued ou page 2. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY i, 1905.
The Passing Show
Continued from page I.
parties have dug up the war-hatchet.
And, to cap the climax, with fat'uous disregard of the public safety, Dr. Ernest
Hall is proposing, in the midst of this
scene of strife, to throw away our last
safeguard by disbanding our infant—ry
There aro just now being erected on
Yates street,    Victoria,    two   buildings,
which, in conjunction with    two others
already erected   across   the   street opposite t'lieni, form the most gloomily significant architectural quartette that can
well bo imagined.    The    two    already
erected are the Roman Catholic Bishop's
Paiaca and the ollice of Doctors Hall &
Hart,   The two hi course of erection arc
Aid. Hanna's    new undertaking parlors
and a garage—which   is   Dago    for a
motor-car stable.    Now, it is not to hi'
supposed that tho excellent persons putting up the two new buildings had any
idea of what   an   ominous conjunction
they would make    with   the two older
buildings across Ihe way—and as for the
hitter, tho church   and    medicine .have
travelled arm in arm down tho ages' too
long for their juxtaposit'ion in this  instance to excite nny comment.    But the
suggosfiveness of   all four, when   completed!   Just think of it!   A   sort   of
"Prom Ihu cradle    to the gravo" business, you know.      First    there    is the
happy tourist,    emerging,    let   us say,
from the adjacent Dominion hotel.   He
hies him gleefully to    the   garage ami
selects an automobile.   Elapses ah interval of half an hour.    Reappear tourist'
hi stretcher; motor-car  wrecked   somewhere in tho Spring Ridge gravel pits, j
Tourist is borne   to oliico   of   Doctors
Hall & Hart, opposite the garage. Medical examination discloses   fact thai injuries are fatal.    Dying man expresses
desire for consolations of religion.    The
Bishop's Palace is communicated with,
nnd ghostly   comfort   secured   for the
moribund.    Elapses another interval of
half au hour.    Then    tourist,    now deceased, is borne from office of doctors to
morgue across tbo   streef, where   final
ceremonies and arrangements    for fini-
eial aro completed.    All this within   i
space of   about   thirty   yards   square.
Every convenience, so to speak, right nt
the door; motor-car, doctor, religious consolation, funeral—a    regular   chain    of
events all nicely connected.   Talk about
Connn Doyle's "Sign of tho Four"! But
consider the grim, though in   this cas»
quite unconscious   humor   of   such nn
Continued from page 2.
The accusation is sometimes levelled
at tho Western journalist! that he is too
severe in tho way he handles those whose
politics differ from his own. But a
glance nt tlio Eastern papers will not infrequently reveal articles and cnrloons
of a concentrated bitterness and slashing
malignity to which we in tho West—perhaps more through inability to execute
them than lack of will to do so—are ns
yet strangers. Tho Toronto Saturday
Night's cartoon of the 17th ult, wns n
case in point. Tho scene was laid in n
churchyard at night. Iu tho foreground
was a plain stone cross, bearing tho inscription, "Snored i'o the memory of Sir
Wilfrid Laurier, the Greatest Statesman
that Never Was." On tho top of the
cross sat n vulture. Around were numerous smaller headstones, each inscribed
with tlio name of some one »f tho unredeemed pledges and platform planks of
18IKI, such as "Low Tariff," "Provincial
Rights," "Opposition to M. P.'s Accepting Office," "Anti-Clerical Control of
Schools," "Opposition to Knighthood;"
nud others. In front of Sir Wilfrid's
headstone a jackal was gnawing n
ltunmn bone, while other bones a'nd
skulls were scattered around, with vul
tures roosting on them, or flapping
among the bare branches of the trees.
Over the dark nnd grisly scene a full
moon was rising, namely, a clean-shaver,
tonsured and spectacled head, labelled
"Sbnrretti." As n work of political art
this drawing wns ono of the fiercest1 we
can recall, and a copy should be in every
Conservative home: but fancy any Canadian paper West of the Great Lako<
producing such a pictorial attack as this
on its political opponents! The East, if
would seem, is not so effeto after all,
and can still give us pointers in political
parties in the field behind Hesquojt nnd
Nootkn, mid all the way up to Kyuquot,
laying out cedaf and timber limits.
Their object is the erection of small sawmills at various points along the coast,
as the sens arc too heavy around the
more exposed points for the towage of
timber rafts. Thc company whicli the
Messrs. McEwen represent are spending
large sums of money in pursuit of good
cedar. They arc said to be paying soine-
Ibeng like $20,000 a year in taxes upon
their Clayoquot limits alone.
At Quatsino Messrs. Gore & McGregor have a party in the field up tue
West Arm surveying limits for the Quatsino company. Messrs. Gore and Blusou
are in charge.
Mr, H. C. Brewster, who iu partnership with Mr. Talbot owns the Clayoquot cannery, came up by the lust Queen
City to start fishing. This cannery bus
an annual pack of five to nine thousand
cases. Traps have been laid down, but
their value has not beeu proved yet.
Owing to the clearness of the water here
gill nets are not used, but the fishing is
done with purse and drag seines.
The Indians up this part of the coast
are now preparing fur their sealing trips
to the Behring sea, and are expecting
the schooners from Victoria in the course
of the next week or two. Some of the
schooners huve already arrived, but
seem to have the usual difficulty in get-
leng crews together.
Several wild cattle were noticeable on
the beach at Hesquoit point as the
steamer passed the other day. The Rev.
Father Brdbaut, of Hesquoit mission,
let some cattle run wild many years ago,
and these have bred uud become strangely timid and suspicious with greatly increased sense of sight and scent. Indians occasionally shoot them in the
most inaccessible places.
The Rev. Father Brabant, who has
been 30 years an observant resident ut
Hesquoit, spukiug 0f the recent discovery of skulls at Raft Cove, near Quatsino, is of the opinion thnt they are Indian skulls. He mentions thut similar
caves as those at Quatsino are to be
found at Nootkn and several other
places on the coast.
At Quatsino things are beginning to
hum, witli Messrs. Grant &. Mucuuluy
starting work iu earnest ou the June
mine, and Mr. Price proving to thc most
sanguine expectations tbe value uud extent of the bog iron proposition on which
he hns beeu directing work for a mouth
or more past. There is talk iu tbe air
of the l'reka mine opening up again,
and prospectors throughout the district
are busy. But Quatsino is not depending alone on mining for its promising
future. At Winter Harbor, Leeson's
clam cannery is proving u thriving industry, aud one thut offers inducements
for further investment. The dams are
chopped up und reduced somewhat to the
condition of an extract before canning.
Set Hers here uud there have little
patches of cultivation making a good
showing. Mr. 11. o. Bergu, store
keeper and postmaster at tlie Quatsino
settlement, has a patch of rye behind
his bouse standing some eight feet high.
Fruit trees of ull kinds do well. Mr.
II. Viiruey, of .Marble Creek, Rupert's
Arm, bus created the Pioneer Preserve
Company, and is turning out jams nnd
preserved fruits of the "home made
made brand" of excellent quality. He
grows nil his own fruit. Indeed, these
seems to he quite a large acreage of cultivable land iu the Quntsino district. A
party coming into the settlement the
other day from the interior report their
discovery of something like 1,000 acres
of open land, growing grass three and
four feet high.
M;'. Fregoiine, one of Ihe old-timers
of the country, was a sufferer, u few
days ago, by his chimney catching tire,
nnd the event Is recorded by a large
patch nf new shingles on the roof of his
pretty cottage. This is situated in n
charming little cove in Quatsino Sound,
where he hns surrounded himself with
fruit trees, and a wharf built on a rock
just at bis front door admits of the
steamer tying up alongside.
Seen to-day, Quatsino Sound is a beautiful and in area magnificent stretch of
wnter, but for Hie most part lonely and
nnlnhnblted, Seen ten or twenty years
hence, fancy can picture fleets of stenm-
ers flouting upon its fathomless depths,
towns nestled in its valleys, or straggling
If your machine goes wrong (any make)
see us.
We are the people.
We have eugaged an expert  repairer,
and can guarantee satisfaction.
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published ou tbe Mainland of
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Beaches all classes Prospector and
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on its rugged hillsides, and lines of
wharves and warehouses throwing their
ceaseless reflection upon its smooth waters. And, why not, perhaps, the terminus of the C. P. R. located somewhere
within its far--eachiug arms?
By the way, it is impossible to view
tlie long stretches of sheltered water in
Quatsino Sound without picturing it us
a perfect regatta site, where straight
courses of 10 miles or more could be
easily laid out. lu view of this, perhaps
the suggestion may be not unacceptable
to tlie Victoria celebration committee
that they should hold next year's Victoria Duy regatta in Quntsino Sound—
and Alberni cunul might not be u bud
plnce for the fireworks.
93 Government Street.
Phone 1140.
Building Lots lor Sale.
Houses Built on the
R. P. Rithet & So. Victoria, B.
The most delicious sweetmeat now o
the Market in Victoria and at the sam
time the most wholesome is the HOME
factured by W. R. Hartley, 74 Yates S
The Week costs $1 pei
I hereby certify that the "Gribbie-
Skeue & Barrett Co." has this day been
registered as an Extra-Provincial Compauy under the "Coinpaniet Act, 1SUT,"
to curry out or effect ull or auy of the
objects of the Company to which the
legislative authority of the Legislature
of British Columbia extends.
Tlie head otlice of the Company is
situate at Hinckley Block, Second
avenue, iu the City of Seattle, in the
State of Washington.
The amount of the capital of the Company is fifty thousand dollars, divided
into five hundred shares of one hundred
dollars each. The head office of the
Company in this Province is situate at
number 34% Government street, Victoria, und E. V. Bodwell, Barrister-at-
iiuw, whose address is the same, is the
attorney for the Company. Not empowered to issue and transfer stock.
The time of the existence of the Company is fifty years, from the 20th day of
The Highest Grade Malt and Hopslsed in Manufacture
PHONE 893.
English Ale and Stout and Aerated Waters
Telephone 444.     Victoria West, B. e.
-May, 1905.
Given under my hand uud seal of
ollice at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this third day of June, one
thousand nine hundred aud tive.
(L.S.) S. y, WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Compauy
has oeeu established aud registered are:
To do a general improvement, building
and contracting busiuess; to erect, construct, maintain, coutruct for, and do all
business uecessury iu counectiou with the
building of aud coustruction of buildings,
railroads, water Humes, canals, wharves,
structures uud improvements of every
kind aud nature whatsoever; to enter iuto auy and all kiuds of contracts; to employ and hire persons or corporations;
to do aud trunsact every class of business which relates to contracting and
construction work of whatever kind or
nature; to do a general mercantile and
merchandizing busiuess in connection
therewith; to purchase, own, receive, except and manage real estate and personal
property, to dispose of tbe same, aud sell,
convey and contract for and with the
same; to mortgage, encumber and borrow money upon the properties of this
corporation, and to loan money upon the
property of other persons nnd corporations, and accept nny and all kinds of security therefor. To generally do any and
all business with the same power and
authority that any natural person could
do if acting for himself in the premises.
We Have the Largest Stock of Fixtures and Electric
House Fittings In B. 6.
The Hinton Electric Co., Ld.
29 Government Street,    -    -    Victoria, B. C.
Through Tickets to Alberni, erofton, eomox and Other Points
of Interest.
GEO.   L.   60URTNEY,   Traffic Manager.
t'he Old Establish ed and Popular House.     First Class Restaurant in Connection.
Meals at all Hours.
Millington & Wolfenden, Proprietors.
The Victoria is Steam Heated Throughout; has the best Sample Rooms in the
City; and has been Re-furnished from Top to Bottom.
An English tourist travelling from
Dublin, to Cork, was very fussy about
Ins trunk. When they ,got to Bray, he
called th» guard and asked him, "Is my
trunk all right behind, guard?" "Yes,
siirr. It's ns safo ns houses." When the
train got lo Weslford, ho called the
guard. '"Are you sure my box is all
safe?" ho asked. "Oh yes, your honor,
it'si right enough." On arrival at the
next! station, ho called the guard again.
"Ouard, nre you quite sure my trunk is
safe?" "Faith, soir, I wish the Lord
had matin ye an elephant, instead of an
nss, then you'd always have your trunk
in front of ye."—Tatler, London, England.
Old part'y—"Do you know how wrong
it is to catch fish on a Sunday?"
Boy (who hns tried hard, but caught
nothing)—"Oo's catching fish?"—Tatler,
Londpn," England.
Continued from last week.
"Bill Crichton—and her!" he groaned
t was not to be conceived that there
fas un., .ody in Canada who knew
Irjchton by his name of baptism). "And
aci&'o Canada. Bill! There'd be black
rouble if it were anybody but her."
The grim loyalty that believes iu spite
f seeing sat well enough ou his ugly
ace, but it did not comfort him. Every
ingle evil thing he knew wus embodied
or him iu those two words, "Bill Cricli-
"Pray the Lord be hasn't distinguished
iuiself, got whitewashed out there,"
luttered the secretary devoutly. "If lie
ares to stay in Canada nnd be about
vith decent people he'll be breaking ber
eart inside a month, and there'll be no
oldiug Carmarthen without ber' brake
u him."
He was so -dazed that he forgot to
ke out of his pocket a paper obtained
•om a friend iu the Militia Department
r Carmarthen's benefit—Carina rtheii
iways wanted to be up in everything
hether it concerned him or not—the
jcord of every man in the contingent,
is wounds, his services, his officer's re-
ort of him. It was the only time Car-
tarthen's thirst for information could
live been of any use to his secretary,
nd'he forgot it like a mere outsider,
erliups because he was sick witli the
roundless apprehension that Curuiar-
hen might walk round the corner of
he staging and see his wife holding Bill
'richton's hands.
For she was clutching them still; she
nd never stirred except to crouch a
ittle lower tewards him. She knew
though, perhaps, there were women
vho knew better) what the smooth
luick touch of his lips would be under
he moustache -that was so much fairer
ban his hair. SJie would have cast away
ter hope of glory to have felt that touch
The sun came out und struck those
ows of flags that had been foolish, gar-
sh rags to Mrs. Carmarthen into a biasing glory alive and exultant in tlie wind.
The meaning of them leaped to her:
lilood; the victory of them; the rejoic-
ng; the tears. She was sister to the;
omen with tear-washed, smiling faces
nd unspeakable fineries; to the men
ho spat in   the   gutters   while   they
eered in the street above.
Life surged and thundered in her veins
nit had been stagnant, burned iu her
yes and in her bands    tbat    gripped'
'Aren't you glad?"  she    cried  (and
Carmarthen would not have known her
roice).    "You're so quiet."    It was she
vho had been quiet when last she saw
his face.
"Glad!" said Bill Crichton, and it was
lueer that she felt as if she saw his
iouI; usually she had not even known if
t lived in his body. "It's all I asked
'or, Mollie, do you remember?—you've
;ot a brown and pink gown on—it was
ike this once before."
"Never!" she quivered under the name
no one ever called her, "never! I didn't
know we were happy then. Now I know
we're in heaven."
It's a good exchange," be snid simply
|,as a man does of a satisfactory bargain, "I'd rather have this than heaven.
I've come a long way just for this."
Causelessly bis look reminded her that
the was living before, nnd not nfter, the
Judgment Day. Any second this might
end, nny stranger call him away; and
at best there could be no more holding
of hands after to-day.
"Where are you going?" she said with
sudden jealousy of the house that would
shelter him, the floors thnt would feel
shis step. "Are you going to stay in
"I don't know. No," he answered almost carelessly.
"But you're 'time-expired.' You can
stay if yeu like."
He Bhook his head; his eyes drank
kers as -if they were pools of Paradise.
"I'm not worrying over the future,
Mollie"—his hands were warming as if
her leaping blood had helped his that
was thinned with fever—"you know
now. You'll believe I loved you always,
from far back,"
une believed it; and out beyond and
to the world to come—with her starved
heart that had its fill as she gazed at
"I believe." It might have been the
Creed she was saying. "Philip, is this
all, out of all our lives?"
"I don't know," said the man the rest
of the world called Bill. "But we've got
to-day if it's only to say good-by. One
day in the year is free to the dead, yon
"What do you mean?"
"It's All Souls' Day. They say the
dead can come buck if tlley try hard
enough or the living care. If the dead
dare come back on the chance of that,
why, so can I, Bill Crichton, blackguard
and all the rest."
"Don't say those things," she flashed
at him.
"Oh, you knew them," gently. "It
made no difference to you. That was
why 1 came back, perhaps—but you
know it wasn't. I wanted to see you
and take the look of yon to tbe grave
with me.   That's all."
"Why do you talk about your grave?
Are you ill?"
"No," deliberately, "but you and 1
won't meet again till after death, I suppose. Love, my love, don't forget me!
I was a blackguard to you in my day,
but all the same the thought of you kept
my beggarly soul alive. It was always
yours, you know."
"It's part of mine," said the woman
slowly. "Bone of your bone and flesh
of your flesh I never was, but as God
sees me I'll keep your soul mine,' past
death and the grave, if I never lay my
eyes on your face again."   ■
"Mrs. Carmarthen!" said the private
secretary, and touched her shoulder in
terror—for the last man was down the
gangway, the band was moving, the people who had screened off Carmarthen
dropping away one by one—"hadn't we
better go?" and he started for the second time that day. For the face of Bill
Crichton, ne'er-do-weel, loose-liver, and
devil incarnate, shone where he stood
like the face of one in Paradise; it was
as if death itself had wiped the evil from
him and left him clean for God's sight.
It was Bill Crichton who answered;
Mrs. Carmarthen neither heard nor
"Ill go, Mollie," he said, "the time's
up," and what else he said reached no
ear but hers, for the secretary was glaring in despair over his shoulder to where
Carmarthen ought to be. When he turned again there was no one at his side
but Mrs. Carmarthen, standing up and
perfectly quiet.
In utter silence the secretary helped
her to the ground; in amaze and rage
left her at her carriage. She went
straight to her hotel, Heaven having
kindly ordained that she was not asked
to the banquet for the returned heroes.
The secretary stood turning over in his
perturbed mind what would happen if
Carmarthen had seen, after all, and;
should run across Crichton at the banquet.
"I must smooth it over the best I
can," he thought, and perhaps he was
not without that three-o'clock-in-the
afternoon courage that is the hardest of
all. He hauled from his pocket his borrowed militia list and glared at it to find
some shred of heroism or even decent
behavior on which Mrs. Carmarthen
might have been congratulating Bill
He found it.
He stood with his mouth open at-the
unbelievable record of Philip Hippisley
Crichton (there was no Bill in
down the gangway'—they said to speak
to some woman. He came back as 1
was looking for him and was dead before I could get my arm arouud hiin—
the nurse says he'd have diet yesterday
if he had been anyone but Bill Oriebtoii;
he was bound to live to get home, lie
must have been dying when he wm\
The secretary looked sharply tit the
A. D. C.'s eyes, but there was no intelligence in them, lie thanked Heaven that
Mrs. Carmarthen stood clear of talk, and
tuat she was not the kind of woman who
asked questions. She would never know
the whole of it.
But Mrs. Carmarthen ou her knees
that night iu her hotel bedroom knew
well enough. Bill Crichton, after all,
had whitewashed himself iu Africa and
had kept out ot his grave clothes long
enough to come aud tell her so on the
oue day of the year that is free to the
dead.—Sydney Carleton, in The Tatler.
Criticism on Last Saturday's Lacrosse
Match unavoidably crowded out.
An interesting account of Kelowna
Cricket is unavoidably held over till
next week for the same reason.
Manufacturers' Stationery
At Eastern Rates.
Manifold and Special Forms
Ruled to Order.
On Friday The World published a
letter from Mr. J. - S. Eimnerson,
who is president of a concern bearing the!
high-sounding title of the B. C. Loggers;
association. The epistle was meant tq
be a reply to one by Premier McBride,
which appeared first iu the News-Advertiser and then in the columns of this!
newspaper. While we felt it to be a!
public duty to accede to the request to
give Mr. Emmerson's letter due publicity, we fail to find in it that evidence
which he led us to believe he had which,
would convice the government of — to
call a spade a spade — crooked work iu
connection with the Western Canada!
Pulp and Paper Company. Now that he
has been proved to be wrong in a most:
important particular, people will be dis-,
inclined to place any weight upon fur-|
iher communications which Mr. Emiucr;
son may make to the press on this sub-j
ject. We simply published his letter on;
Friday in order to give him every chance
"to make good."
We frankly say that, while we are
disappointed iu Mr. Eimnerson, we are
glad to find that Premier McBride
comes out of this affair with Hying col-'
ors; indeed, he has shown that real
courage and manliness iu haudling the;
subject which we expect from a west-j
em prime minister. We have always
been willing to give Mr. McBride Credit
for doing his utmost in the interests orj
tho province. Sometimes we have been
unable to see eye to eye with him, m!
some cases government methods have-not'
commended themselves to us. but thej
motives of the premier have not been!
called in question by us heretofore, lie;
has shown us now, to our complete sat-j
isfaction, that the same thing can be
said of him in regard to the appearance;
of his uame on the pulp company's prosj
pectus; as a reference for Michael King.!
We may say that from the first we;
the of- I were inclined to welcome the introduc-
Manicuring and Hair Dressing Parlors.
65^ Fort Street.
Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
Gasoline Launches
For Sale.
Rock Bay, Victoria, B.e.
fieinl list, but the almost forgotten name
of an only son) till there came a voice
within a foot of his nose.
"This is an awful business about
Crichton!   What ought we to do?"
"Whnt the devil do you mean?" snid
the secretary in the cold fury of fright.
"He's dead," said the Governor-General's aide simply. "What are you looking like thnt for? Are you going dotty
from too much Carmarthen?"
"Dead?" The secretary's shrewd eyes
stared    glazed    and   stupid.      "Dead!
Why "    He never   knew   how   he
stopped himself, but he did, from saying tbat twenty minutes ago Crichton
hnd been talking to Mrs. Carmarthen.
"It's a mistake; a ghastly mistake!" he
jabbered. For a moment he was oblivious of everything but thc paper in his
hand. "This says he's down for n V. C.
and Lord knows what."
"I didn't know lie was a pal of yours,"
the A. D. C.'s face was very gentle, "he
hadn't many pals, you know, though he's
made up for all that; he'd have hnd his
V. C. if he'd lived. But he was more
dead than alive from his wounds when
he wns put on board nt Cupe Town.
After I came asuore this morning 1
went back to look after my invalids and
found he'd got up and dressed and goi.e
tion uf English capital in this important
pulp enterprise. Now that the Emmer-i
son charges have been proveu to possess
little importance, we hope to see this
British concern go rapidly ahead with lis
big undertaking and reap the success it
is entitled to.—Vancouver World, 2otb
What promises to be one of the most
enjoyable events of the season will be
the Reformed Episcopal excursion to
Bnzan Bay and Sidney, via the Victoria
Terminal Railway on Dominion Day:
As you walk along the street,
You will hear the children say,
Buy a ticket for the treat
At Bazan Bay ou  Dominion  Day.
The happy throng of excursionists who
avail themselves of this opportunity lo
revel in nature will travel through a
short but scenic route. Passing out of
Victoria's suburbs they will come into
a beautiful farming district. Here the
sweet perfume of new mown liny and
the fresh country nir acts like a tonic
after the city air in which they live so
much. On they travel, through the
forest, hill and dale until they reach
Bazan Bay.
Established 1858
Real Estate, Financial and
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union Assurance Co.
Ltd., of London, England.   London Assurance Corporation.
41 Government Street, Victoria
Ladies'Hals Artistically Trimmed and
made up, customeis furnishing their own
trimmings. Panama Hals re-blocked
and cleaned.
65^ Fort Street.
AU Prices, from J1.00 to $$ 00.
Croquet Sets
$1.45. $1-95. *2'l°, U25 and $5.00.
Hastie's Fair
77. Government Street
All kinds of
Hair Work
Hair dressing
Etc., at
55 Douglas St
Italian School of Music.
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli,
[Italy]. In addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, he will
conduct a special class in the art of
pianoforte accompaniment to a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is given to beginners as well as to
advanced players. The school is situated
at 117 Cook Street, Victoria.
We are Headquarters for
View Hooks and Souvenir Post Cards.    We liavo also a Fine Assortment 0
View  Cooks of Victoria, Vuncouvcr and Nanaimo
T. N. HIBBEN & Q®.
Here they will find preparations being
made for the picnic. Booths being erect-
e.. from which the ladies will dispense
afternoon ten and all kinds of refresh
ments at a low rate, and the ladies of
the Reformed Episcopal church nre es
pecjally noted for their adaptability for
this sort of thing. They will find swings
being put in the adjoining trees for thfc
children. Then, nlso, there is 11 pleasant
tract there where some can enjoy themselves to thc heart's content. Others
will probably travel on to Sidney pa .it
to renew their acquaintance with thc
dear old scenes familiar to them from
past picnics. A baseball match has
been arranged, and also a programme of
sports included.
The committee in charge wish it understood that all must bring their baskets.
lt doesn't matter bow watchful and
vigilant n girl is, if a fellow kisses her,
it is ten to one he will do it right under
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Alberni will now take the place of
Munchurin, ns the field where the wnr-
liko operations of two grent political
parties will be watched with absorbing
interest by the people of British Colum
bin. Both candidates arc good men, and
both sides will put up a stiff light. The
odds nre, if anything, in favor of Mr.
Mnnson, the Conservative candidate,
who is widely nnd favorably kuowu, not
only in Nanaimo, but ull over the Island.
Mr, Hugh Aitken, editor of the Nn-
iinliuo Herald, secured the Liberal nom-
inution at the Alberni convention on
Thursday. There were several Rich-
inonds in the field—Victoria's own and
only lt. L. Drury having gone up on the
20th to get the nomination for Mr. King
of Alberni, nnd being ably assisted by
Messrs. Wiiterhonse of Alberni, Brew
ster of Clayoquot, and others. However,
the final choice narrowed down to
Messrs. Bledsoe and Aitken, the latter
winning out by three votes.
Wero this a political paper, we might
ask why the Liberals nre contenting this
constituency. As it is, we will content
ourselves with wondering. The Liberals
have been yelling themselves hoarse
nbout the presence of two Socialists in
tho House—put there by the Liberals
themselves—and their own papers sny
that, if Mr. Malison is elected, tbe alleged strength of the Socialists will lie
broken. Then why, in thc inline of
patriotism, don't they let him go in by
acclamation? He will go in anyhow, and
it would save a lot of expense, But
what is the good of talking common-
sense or patriotism to a Liberal?
The excellent conditions prevailing In
the province; the increased activity iu
railroad nnd mining circles; the fnct that
(lie West Coast of Vancouver Islnnd is
busier with its mines than has been the
case for many n day—all point to the
fact tbat tbe improved credit of tlle province, due to the careful financial policy
of the government, is having its due
effect on capital, which now begins to
come in. In British Columbia's case,
better government has already begun to
spell better times.
The results of a fortnight's training
in camp, Under as near the condition of
active service as can be arranged in
these piping times of pence, were very
evident in the appearance of the fine
body of men who marched back to tlie
drill hall on Friday night lnst week from
their annual fortnight on the tented field.
We had to criticise adversely tbe ap
pearance and drill of the home battalion
at the parade on Victorin Day, and it is
therefore the more pleasant to be able
to note so marked an improvement iu
just a month's time. The lines thai
wobbled like an independent political
candidate on the 24th of May were
straightly aligned ou the 23rd of June;
tlie shambling, slovenly young figures
had braced up, learned to throw buck
their shoulders and look the world square
in the eye; the faces had a touch of tali
which became them infinitely better than
the pasty pallor of the habitual cigarette-sucking street loafer. In a word,
the men of the regiment looked like men,
and not like a diseased Sunday school
class raked out of the slums of some big
Eastern manufacturing town.
While these results, as also the more
technical ones pertaining to the military
Conservative Candidate for
profession, such as their excellent drill
showing, good gunnery practice, and soldier-like discipline, reflect the greatest
credit upon the men, a due
meed Of praise must be given tn .lie
officers, both commissioned and non-com
missioned, whose untiring efforts resulted in so creditable a showing. The lot
of an officer of militia is not an easy oue.
The private has only to turn up on parade, and generally finds it difficult
enough to do that; but the officer must
study his profession, work hard and long
himself, and bring his men to a condition
as nenrly approaching perfection from
a military point of view as may be. He
must put his hand in his pocket and pay
for a hundred little things which tbe
grossly inadequate appropriation squeezed from a reluctant government make.;
no allowance for, yet i...ich make all the
difference between efficiency and non-
cfliclcncy; nnd he hns to keep his temper, and learn tnct aud self-control, in
the fnce of conditions which nre often
most trying. That both commissioned
and non-commissioned officers of Victoria's regiment are endeavoring with
much success to live up to this ideal is
evident in t..e improved appearance of
their men.
Closing these few words of appreciation, wc would again urge upon the business men of thc town—ns we have urged
i-eforc—the importance of giving the
militia all thc encouragement nnd countenance they can. We have had long
years of peace in Canada, but he who
says that because a thing hns been, it
always will be, is a crnzy fool. There
are troubled times all around us, tliere
are graver troubles ahead, and Cnnada's
broad ncres nnd great wealth offer temptations which some day some ambitious
ruler of a iwwcrful but over-crowded
nation may find it hard to resist. If we
are not prepnrcd before, it will be too
late to prepare then. All down through
history there is no finer figure thnn the
well-trained patriot—never tbo aggressor, but always ready, drilled nnd equipped, to strike like a mnn for hearth and
home when need arises.
Twenty-one years old is the Victoria
Times—old enough to vote. In this
woolly West few papers reach that nge
on account of the deadly disease—so
fatal to journalists—known as Sheritfitis.
That our contemporary has escaped infection is a matter for congratulation
That it hns chosen to celebrate its birth:
dny in tho most fitting way—t'he wide
advertisement of the country of its
nativity—is still more a matter of con
grutulation, Most' of all is it to be congratulated on the way it has carried mil
its worthy design.
The "Of Age" edition is one of those
well gotten up publications which should
be distributed not merely in Canada and
cl.e United States, but in every country
ir. the Old World—for the excellent i-n
gravings will tell their own tnlo to those
who cannot read the letterpress. It is a
book to attract the tourist' and pleasure
seeker; but it is also a book whicu
speaks to the merchant, the manufacturer and the eapitalisl' of vast ixissii
bilities of trade and commerce only waiting to be developed.
■No part of tlio province has been neglected iu this publication. Tito descrlp
tive articles are carefully written—optimistic as they should be, yet accurate in
statements and with no undue "boom'
exaggeration. As for the illustrations,
their excellence may be judged when we
say that they aro the work of th* B. C.
I'hoto-Engraviug Co., a company which,
in the few yenrs of its existence has so
distinguished itself by artistic and accurate workmanship that it has wtil-nigh
eaptured all the business of the province
in Mils line, and has kept thousands of
dollars in British Columbia which would,
but for its presence, have heen sent Enst
or aeroSS the line.
Many happy returns of the day ro you,,
brother Times. You have done the province a service and yourself honor.
ment on? No town in any other country
possesses so large a supply of born-idle,
please-feed-me-for-I'm-tired persons as
our fair city. We could begin with
Lurry Mooney—he being now in the
skookum house for a term of years, consequently no longer a free agent, and
therefore liahle to have his vile body
confiscated for the benefit of tbe community which is at the expense of his upkeep. Then there is the Socialist party
to draw upon. And several of our prominent citizens, such as Messrs. —, but
we grow libellous. At all events, a supply of the new medicine should be secured at once.
In Munich (Bavaria) is published a
paper that labors through its journalistic life bordened with the oppressive title
of the "Medinsche Wochensehrift." It
has no circulation in this country, and
we refer to it only, because, in a recent
issue, it had a most interesting medical
discovery to report. Of the details
thereof, the following is a free translation:
Dr. Wolfgang Weichardt, of Berlin,
has discovered an antitoxin for physical
exhaustion and consequent laziness. Tho
muscles after physical exhaustion contain a poison, which he extracts in the
form of brown scales, and keeps iu sealed
tubes, preferably in liquid air. This
toxin, when injected into guineupigs, produces symptoms of exhaustion. It cauuot
be got from the muscles of unexhausted
animals. With it he obtains an antitoxin
from horses after the manner of diphtheria antitoxin. This antitoxin, dried in
a vacuum, also takes the form of brown
scales, which can be kept. It preserves
its antitoxic power for months. Injeet'el
under the skin by a hypodermic syringe,
or taken into the stomach, it cures exhaustion or tiredness, enables a person
to exert more strength than usual, and
counteracts poisonous doses of the toxin.
These results, of course, will require to
be confirmed by careful experiments.
Needless to say, if there be no illusion or
mistake on the matter, if -y taking a pill
or pricking the skin with a needle point
we can banish fatigue, sleepiness, or
laziness, it should he a great boon all
rouud in work or play, in peace or iu war.
This is very interesting, and further
developments of the new cure will he
watched with close attention. To Victorians the subject Is one of much moment, as the successful elaboration of the
new toxin would simply revolutionize
business methods in this town.
The Week suggests that His Worship
the Mayor do immediately call a meeting of the citizens, to appoint a committee which shall at once place itself in
communication with Dr. Wolfgang
Weichardt, with a view to securing nn
ample supply of the toxin the instant
that it is placed on the market. We
would suggest Dr. Ernest Hall as the
most suitable person for chairman of this
committee, for. the simple reason that,
while he disapproves of drilling school
children, he may not object to drilling
some energy into their parents—with a
bypodermis syringe.
Then, again, in order to farther the
worthy Berlin doctor's laudable end,
what is the matter with Victoria supplying him with a few subjects to experi-
That every free nud outspoken writer,
"Don,"'whose observations in the To-
louto Saturday Night must by their
hearty strength give frequent cold chills
to the flabby citizens of Canada's most
"unco guid" town, lias turned the
Gatling gun of his rhetoric upon William tho Sudden, Emperor of Germany
and schoolmaster-in-ordinary fo the
world at large. "Don" shows u, very
fine grasp of the present European
rftuatiou, and pays a well-deserved tribute to M. Delcasse, the must capable
man in charge of tho department of
foreign affairs that' France bus had since
the days of Richelieu. Our Toronto
contemporary suys:
Through the intrigues of tlie German
Emperor, the French Minister of Foreign
Affairs, M. Delcasse, has been forced to
resign tho position to which lie has
brought more distinction than had any
other mau who filled it. M. Delcasse
assumed office when tho position of
Franco was humiliating aud dangerous.
Tho couutry wus entirely without
friends, was constantly threatened by
iho ever aggressive Germany, and was
in tho verge of a ruinous war with England over the famous Fashoda affair.
With the foreign affairs of his country iu
his hands, M. Delcusso set heroically to
work to change her relations with her
neighbors and rivals. Tlie trouble with
England was settled; France gained the
good will of the world by helping to
bring about tho settlemeht between
Spain and the United States after the
Spanish-American war; better relations
wero established with Italy; the great
treaty between Franco and Russia was
successfully arranged—and finally tlie
sincere friendship of King Edwnrd and
tho Britisli people was gained as a
triumph of brilliant diplomacy over
ancient prejudice and suspicion. Now
Emperor Bill, tho world-renowned and
unquestionel champion butter-in, has
take'u a hand in the game of French
politics, and hni actually succeeded in
bluffing an apparently stupid and cowardly Premier into practically dismissing
the greatest statesman that France lias
produced since the giants of iho Napole
onic era. Ono can have Only contempt
for a ministry that would permit a meddlesome outsider like the German Em
peror to interfero with the iufermil
affairs of the country which it is supposed to rule—and the surrender of the
French ministry to tlie dictates of Bill
tho Butter-in, eau eventually bring
nothing but loss of prestige, if not disaster, to France. For a great' many
j ears tlie foreign policy of Germany lias
heen ono of Jesuitical intrigue iu the.
purely domestic affairs of other nations
—nud tlio surprising thing connected
with the policy is it's success. A London
correspondent of the Canadian daily
papers claims tliat this policy hns
enabled tha German Emperor to become
tlie dictator of Europe. Thoso who hold
this view have evidently overlooked I'Jie
fate of Russia. For centuries tho policy
of the Czars has been practically that
which lias now been adopted by Emperor
Bill—a policy of meddling, pin-pricks nud
bluff. For a long time it worked pretty
well—bin' finnlly, Japan came on tho
scene and refused to swallow tho medicine the great states of Europe .hnd been
swallowing for decades, The Czar's
bluff wns called—and ho has received
such a licking that a new and less pretentious policy will hnvo to bo dug up
before tho nution will be able to get
buck to its old position of power from
which it hns been so rudely thrust. It
is only retisonnblo to suppose thnt, sooner
or later, Germany will gef what is coming to her, Since the Franco-Prussian
wur slio has been altogether too cocky.
She is rapidly getting on the nerves of
tho world. Her bumps nro coining. It
Is only a matter of time. There is no
sure preservative for   bluffs,   cither -in
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The initial lecture of what promise|
to be an interesting course   of lecfurij
was given in ball 1, A. O. tl. W. build
ings.   The hall wns   taxed   beyond it
capacity by an attentive and apprecin]
tive audience.   A larger   hall   is to
secured1 for the balance of   the coursj
Mr. W. J. Warner, the lecturer, is
deutly well posted in the subject he deal
with, nnd handled it in   a forceful
popular style.    His theme lnst SundU
evening was the position of the nnfio
in the latter days as portrayed in pri
phecy.    Bible students were agreed,
snid, that the "Gog" of Ezekiel was I
Russian power.   The words of the pro]
phef, "I 11111 against thee, oh Gog," hnl
been forcibly verified in the present wal
with Japan, by the uniform non-suceesj
of the Russian   arms.   The   destiny
nations is not always at the disposal
the strong nation.   God rules in the king
doms of men and works out' his predeterj
mined purpose   irrespective   of liumfl
plans and expectations.   Although Rusl
sin has been driven buck before Japan
in the present war, the Czar has a conl
spicuous part to play   in latter day d'ej
velopmcnts, the arena of whicli will
in ind about the land of Palestine.   Acl
cording to Ezekiel he    is the    moving
spirit of a confederacy of nations, th«
Greco-Latin, who are to   combine nnd
strike for universal supremacy.   Britain
heading thc   English-speaking   nations!
shnli antagonize the Goginn ConfedrncyJ
which shall bo broken   and   dispersed,!
but not by Great Britain   or America,!
but by divine power   in   the hands ofl
Christ—the "little    stone"    that    is to|
break the nations, spoken of in Dnniel-
ninuifested  and    directed    through
resuscitated Jewish    nations    and    thel
Saints, into whose bunds   (the Saints)/]
the sceptre of universal dominion shall]
fall.    Thus shall thc Kingdom of GoiT
come in a literal   and   fungible   sense,!
inaugurating au age of peace and blessl
ing far transcending the grandest dream]
of Socialism.   Mr. Warner is well worth]
hearing.    The lectures    nre    free,
wo are assured, tlie effort is purely fori
the love of truth, there being no pecun-|
inry consideration behind   it'.    The lec-l
tures commence at 8 o'clock every Sun-J
Smith—"Good    morning,     .Innes.
henr you hnvo a son nnd heir."
Jones—"Yes; our household now repj
lesonts the United Kingdom."
Smith—"How's thnt?"
Jones—"Why, you see, I am English!
my wife's Irish, tho nurse is Scots, ana
the baby wails."—The Tattler, London;
Dear Sir,—In response to your request
for some reminiscences of the early days
of tlie Similkameen, however interesting
such might be personally, I fear they
would lack that interest to the general
render, owing in a measure to tlie un-
eventfulness of what might be called t'he
patriarchal period of the settlement,
when the life of its pioneer resembled
somewhat that of the Boers of South
Africa, neither troubling nor being
troubled with the doings of the outside
world, excepting always the ever
momentous question, the price of beef.
I well remember my first glimpse of
the Similkameen valley, when after a
long and fatiguing ride from Princeton
(Mr. Allison's) together with my partner
Mr. Barrington Price, arriving at the
old Hudson's Bay post, which we had
, leased as a stock ranch—it was a beauti-
| ful September afternoon in the year
'72, fhe day had heen intensely hot and
now as the sun was westering the valley was bathed in a haze so quiet and
lifeless as to be oppressive; moreuotice1-
'able to one just from the old country
with its busy life, was this change to a
wild solitude, and it' seemed so solitary
and so wild, this narrow valley surrouud-
ed with steep and rugged mountains,
"with here and tliere musses of black
pine, it might well have been another
Thebaid, where the saints of old and
those who were not saints sought' solitude from their fellow meu "the world
forgetting by the world forgot." How
different now the scene which meets the
view; instead of benches covered with
sage brush and' cactus and bottom laud,
luxuriant it is true with wild herbage,
fthe home of flocks of prairie chicken, but
no sign of man's handiwork, we are surrounded with cultivated farms and comfortable homes' with tlie happy voices of
children, telling us that tlie days of the
solitude of the Similkameeu are past uo
more to return. Though hitherto the
evolution has heen slow, in a valley so
favored by nature in   climate and soil,.
!he near advent of railway conununica-
ion will overcome the oue great cause
(nf its isolation and the Hope mountain
will uo longer be a barrier to the prosperity and progress of a valley which
uay be truly called, the paradise of tlio
I But to go back to the seventies when
(eef was king and the "lady-finger"
jitnto the greatest farming product of
he valley; what a free life it was iu
hoso days, all too free, no restraining
0 refining influence, witli few events lo
lark the lapse of time—these events
lay be briefly summarized as the arrival
f the mail-carrier every three months,
lie arrivals of the pack trains with tlie
Ieleome supplies, the cattle drives to
[ope, an occasional race meeting and
ie annual trip to Port Hope or Vic-
uriu. From the middle of June till the
biddle of November the Hope trail
L'ould be open for pack-trains and cattle,
nd a busy time it would be, what with
nek-trains going und returning and the
undreds of head of cattle from the well-
:uown stock randies of Messrs. Ellis,
laynes, Low, Bichter, Barcelo, Allison
nd others, keeping the trail alive with
feef for tho Victoria market.
•Stockraising being almost tho sole industry, to be n cattleman was the aspir-
Ltion of every youngster who could sit n
lorse, but to boss a drive was a coveted
louor for the favored few, it being no
•asy matter getting a   baud   of steers
icross the mountain, only tlie most enre-
'ul herding eusuriug a successful drive,
fo I'he uninitiated the boss driver might
ippear a most mild though somewhat re-
icent sort of person, his answers being
enerally monosyllabic,   and    that this
ilacid disposition was tlie result of his
ceupation; but let anything   go wrong
1'ith the drive, then would be seen what
reserve of   eloquence   lie   possessed.
I Dick" Cawston, as he was familiarly
nown, was one of the most successful
iittlemen of those days; having a happy,
pvial disposition uud thoroughly u'nder-
t'anding his business, he wus always
bio to get good hands and good work,
nd if things happened to go wrong, well,
c was gifted with a flow of language
int a brindlo steer could understand.
In a country where a horse was as I'n-
lispensnble to a man as his legs horse
licing would be a natural sequence, and
ie Sunday gatherings at' the store would
itness many a trial of nags—tlie bench
(low the present town of Kerenieos be-
g the usual track, but the big race
Bcti'ngs were held on the bench now
vered by one of Mr. Barcelo's farms.
Hero in '74 took place the famous race
between Price's "Mountain Chief" and
A. McConnell's "Bulger Dick" for the
Kerenieos derby stakes; an immense
gathering of whites and Indians witnessed the race, the excitement and
cheering when the late Judge Haynes
declared the "Chief" the winucr, reminding one of nn old countryside meeting.
What a picturesque appearance the
crowd of Indians made iu their ninny
colored blankets, bedecked trappings and
ornamental headgear, and how thoroughly they enjoyed the sport, keen judges of
horseflesh, too, ns we oft'eu found to our
cost, when they matched some "croppy"
or "calico" cayuse against the white
man's horse. How the Indian has
changed, I suppose evolutionized with
his surroundings; blanket and buckskin
has given place to store clothes, aud today Mr. Indian and his better half,
Darby and Joan like, muy be met driving their buggy—the old trapper and
hunter, like the game, having all but disappeared.
In the seventies, deer, mountain sheep,
goat and bear wero plentiful on the
Similkameen, tlle steep mountains of the
Ashnola in particular, being the home of
largo herds of "big horn"—ou the knoll
overlooking the pretty farm of Mr. Bullock Webster, bands of over a hundred
having been counted. Few seasons
passed without seeing some hunting
party from the old country or the'States,
anxious for a shot at this king of game—
the outfits of some of these parties being
more luxurious than workmanlike. I
have in my mind a party of four New
York magnates with some twenty pack-
animals and attendants including a
French cook, under the guidance of the
late Jack Fannin—Fannin was a born
hunt'er, and the look on his face as he
pointed out to me the collection of easy
chairs, camp-bedsteads, oil cooking-stove,
etc., was more eloquent than words;
though no "heads" were obtained, the
party took away renewed health from
their pic-nic in the mountains; There
were others who hunted iu a more
modest fashion, and were content to
rough it, who succeeded in securing some
splendid specimens.
Farming in those early days was undoubtedly primitive; we found nature in
the rough, and we did little to disturb
her, indeed as an old Irishman once remarked: "Ye's seemed to have learned
your farming from the Siwashes, and
hedad, ye have not improved on it," was
moro truthful than Haltering. The
building of a flouring mill by Mr. Price
in '77 led to the ruisiug of wheat by tbe
Indians as well as the white settlers, and
then was realised for tlie first time the
wonderful productiveness of the soil of
the valley—the bencli lauds with a sufficiency of water yielding splendid crops,
that on the Barcelo ranch being exceptionally good. But it was not' till the
early eighties that any large amount of
land was brought under cultivation, the
completion of the Canadian Pacific railway bringing some most desirable settlers and families from Ontario, the
famous farming province of the Dominion, nnd a changed condition in the social
life of the valley was soon apparent; its
evolution had commenced, the old careless habits of living were passing away,
even bacon and beans had to give place
to more home-like fare, and a "grooming" necessary, when a visit was to be
paid to a benedict neighbor—and what"
an agreeable change it was to sit at a
well-spread table presided over by a
kindly hostess. Among the pleasant
homes of those days must be mentioned
Mr. Cawsto'n's, aud bis amiable wife,
who resided on the original Ricln'er
ranch. Before disposing of it Mr. Richter
had built quite a modern residence, and
laid out an orchard, the first iu the valley. Mr. and Mrs. D. McCurdy's, whose
property adjoined, and Mr, and Mrs.
Daley's on the old Price ranch, now one
of the valuable properties of the vnlley.
Favored as the Similkameen is in
climate and soil, il is to its vast store of
minerals, locked up iu the "sen of
mountains" extending from Kereineos to
Princeton, that we must' look for its
greatest source of wealth—the exploitation of this niinernl belt incidentally
developing its agricultural possibilities.
As the placer miner is almost invariably
the forerunner of the quartz miner, the
Similkameen has been no exception,
placer mining having been carried on iu
tho very early sixties. Prominent among
those early pioneers who nre still with
us, are the genial and ever youthful Bob
Stevenson and Jim Orr. I believe it is a
j disputed point between   them, to which
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belongs the honor of being the first on
the Similkameen, none however can dispute the fact that they are wonderful
examples of the hardihood of the miner
of half a century ago. Another name is
associated with those early days, the
late Air. Allison, who built the Allison
trail across the Hope Mountain, a most
kindly and large hearted gentleman,
whose faith in the future mineral possibilities of the Similkameen was unbounded. He was fhe first discoverer of
copper, nnd with his associates, among
whom was his brother-in-law the Hon.
E. Dewdney, did considerable development work, hut the day for the quartz
miner hud not yet arrived, several decades must pass before polishing a drill
took the place of wielding a pick.
With the departure of the white miners from the Similkameen they were replaced by their faithful follower John
Chinaman, who mined on the South
Fork and the Tulameen almost continuously to the present day. Granite Creek
wns discovered by John Chance iu July,
'85, his associates being T. Curry and
W. Jenkins, and for about' four miles
was very rich; being very narrow with
little fall, it was more like a ground-
sluice in the mountains. The diggings
were shallow and the cream of the pay
was easily taken out, consequently its
.ife, or perhaps I should rather say, the
dazzling promise of its youthful life, was
early cut short, although its influence ou
the future development of quartz mining in the 'Similkameen district was far
reaching—extravagant accounts of its
great' richness spread far and wide and
attracted miners from all parts of the
world; California and Australia as well
as Cariboo and Cassiar flocking to the
latest El Dorado, and it may be easily
understood that among such a gathering
of experienced miners the possibility of
gold-bearing veins in the vicinity would
be frequently discussed; indeed tlie late
Dr. Dawson, when he first visited the
camp, coming in from the direction of
the Nicola, spoke of the favorable indications of the surrounding mountains for
niinernl deposit's.
The history of the first excitement on
Granite Creek was brief though stirring,
a considerable town sprung into existence in a few months, some busineoE
houses but mostly saloons, gambling
houses nnd restaurants, ill fact' a typical
mining town; money wns plentiful and
was squandered iu the usual miner-like
fashion. Considerable gold wns taken
out tho first year, not only from Granite,
but the neighboring creeks, Slate, Collins, Bear and others; the gold was generally coarse, one and two ounce nuggets heing frequently found, while much
larger ones occasionally rewarded some
lucky prospector. I recall among the
more fortunate ones a young Londoner
who paid his last dollar to record his
claim and having borrowed n rocker, the
same afternoon took out over $400, and
subsequently left tho creek with $10 or
$11,000—011 the upper discovery claim
over $800 was taken out in one day's
washing—a little below this claim old
Tom .Pay bad a fraction (25 feet), he
worked it with a rocker, banking bis dirt
in tlie forenoon and washing it' in the
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afternoon, the sun shining on bis pile of
dirt, the gold could bo plainly seen in the
gravel—genial old Pat Synan, a true son
of the Emerald Isle, hod named his
claim "the Gladstone" and one lucky dny
Pat found a "foine nuggett" which he
sent to I'he late Mr. Gladstone, who accepted and acknowledged the gift; every
old-timer will remember how proud old
Pat was, nnd how he prized this letter
from the great Home Ruler, and alas,
how often it caused him to fall by tbe
wayside. But my old friend Judge
Murphy, who still sticks to Granite is
beter able to tell of the doings of the old
creek—I wonder whether he remembers
the lirst visit the Inte "Father Pal" paid
tho creek, aud incidentally it was the
first mining camp in which Mr. Irwin
had held service; even in the brief stay
ho made on that occasion his amiable
personality crept into the hearts of the
miners, and if is little wonder that in
after years ho became so endeared to a
class of men, who whatever their
faults mny be aro ever ready to
respect, tho "cloth" and substantially aid a good man in his work—
I cannot lenvo Granite without a
word of my old chief, Jir. George Tuus-
tall, Gold Commissioner, himself an old
Cariboo miner, his kind heart' nnd ready
hand always open to help nn old-time
friend; he was a firm believer in the
great future which awaited the Similkameen as a mining district, and must feel
greatly gratified with its present outlook.
Returning to the vnlley, though antedating my personal experience, mention
should bo made of the Hudson Bay Co.,
who established n trading post there
when it wns entirely au Indian country,
their lirst post being on the ranch afterwards occupied by F, Richter, when t'hey
moved up to Keremeoos, where substantial buildings were erected and their
largo pack-trains wintered. For some
years the fur trade of the Similkameen
was quite considerable, till the extensive
fires which swept (he Hopo mountains
drove out tho marten, nnd the trade
fulling off the company gnvo up their
trading post. The Similkameen tribe of
Indians wns long regarded as being
somewhat hostile to white settlement',
retaining even ns late ns tho seventies
ninny of their old superstitions; in spite
of the teaching of (he Catholic fathers,
still believing in the nummeries of their
medicine men. On n recent visit to the
Similkameen I happened to meet nn old
Indian known ns Dummy, who years ago
was given up for dead by the Indian
doctor—I should here perhaps mention a
peculiar characteristic of tlio Indian, if
ho makes up his mind (Chinook, 11111 uiniok
tum-tuin) he is going to die, lie generally
succeeds—Dummy bad "mnmmoked his
tuin-tum" that his time had come, and
though his sorrowing relatives had engaged the services of some eminent medicine men to drive away the evil spirit's
their efforts wero unsuccessful, so the
good father Pendose was sent for, who
when departing gave Dummy some pictures to console him, among them ono of
Purgatory, which Dummy wns given to
understand was the place lie was going
to. For a long time poor Dummy studied
this picture ami (hen turned to look at
tho beautiful valley, visible from the
open tepee, and suddenly startled hisi
watching "tillicums" by Informing them
that the funeral wns postponed. He preferred the Similkameen to the looks of
tho other place nud was going to stay
and stay lie did.
With brief reference to some of the
old-time settlers still resident in (he vnlley I must close a letter already too
long. Commencing with Mr. Richter,
who moro thn.u forty yenrs ago made his
home on the Similkameen, comparatively
a poor man, he has by his energy
nnd business abilities become one
of the wealthiest men of the upper
country, tlio owner of 11 splendid
herd of cnltle und several ranches
besides his beautiful residence nt
tho head of tlie valley. Mr. Manuel
Barcelo, who came lo Ihe valley about
the same time, is also a largo cattle and
land owner. Mr. .1. 11- Coulthard, J. P.,
who owns the old Hudson Bny property,
Mr. Price, upper ranch, nnd others purchased land on which his numerous entile graze, his son, Mr. .1, O. Coulthard,
who preceded his father as a settler in
tho vnlley, being manager of the property. Mrs. Ddley, who has for many
years successfully mnnnged her valuable
stock ranch. Mrs. Low, now occupying
tho Cawston ranch, her sons managing
the large band of   cattle.    Messrs. Me-
Contlnued on page 6. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY ;i, .1905.
Curdy, Manery and Armstrong, other
old-time settlers, who have well-stocked
ranches, increasing in value year by
year. Mr. Bullock Webster, J. P.,
though a more recent settler, is now one
of the large land-owners of the valley,
having a pretty homo on the other side
of the Similkameen, tlie result of his industry and good management.
Well, Mr; Editor, I little imagined,
when with my old chum we rested at the
Twenty-Mile creek on that September
day in '72 that the greatest mine in British Columbia was in the mountains
above us, or that we were temporarily
occupying a possibly valuable lot of au
embryo city, or that I should ever write
of the fact for the readers of its first
newspaper. Yours truly,
H. N.
Camp McKinney, B. C.
Mr. George Dunn, of the Bank of Toronto, Rossland, spent a few days in
Victoria this week.
Mrs. I. W. Powell entertained a number of young people at tea on Tuesday
afternoon at ber residence, Vancouver
Mrs. Pemberton entertained a large
number of friends at her residence,
"Gonzales," on Monday last iu honor of
Capt. uorsi Comello und officers of the
niuic'ii ship Uiubriu, now at Lsqumuui.
Tennis aud croquet made fascinating entertainments for the guests. Mrs. Pein-
bertou was assisted by her daughter. Tea
was served from prettily decorated little
tables iu the garden.
\        Social
Miss Emma Maude Scarlett was married to Mr. W. G. Barnard at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. Scarlett, of 990 Seymour street,
Vancouver, the Rev. W. E. Prescott officiating. The ceremony took place in
the drawing room, which was most beautifully decorated with quantities of white
bride's roses and asparagus fern, in the
presence of a very few intimate friends
und the relatives. The nride wore a
handsome gown of white chiffon cloth
^ trimmed with real lace and carried a
bouquet' of white roses and maidenhair
fern. The bridesmaid looked very sweet
in a charming gown of blue crepe de
chine and a blue chiffon picture hat to
match. After the ceremony a dainty
breakfast was served iu the dining-room
which was also tastefully decorated for
the occasion, the table being done in
pink roses. The cake was served from
a very handsome plate which bad been
a treasured heirloom in the family for
over a hundred years. This popular
young couple were the recipients of many
lovely gifts, including a cabinet of silverware from Mr. George Trorey, in
whose store he is foreman of one of the
departments; a silver vegetable dish from
Mr. J. J. Trorey and the Misses Mc-
Greachie; other members of the staff
a very pretty five o'clock tea service.
The happy couple are spending their
honeymoon at Harrison Hot Springs, after which they will take up their residence in Vancouver.
We are glad to see Miss Beatrice Gaudin has sufficiently recovered from her
recent attack of typhoid fever to be iu
town again.
Mrs. Olive Bry >e.n left on Tuesday to
attend the marriage of her brother to
Miss Tarbell, of Comox, which is to take
place next week. She will be the guest
of Mrs. J. S. Harvey, of Saudwich, during her stay.
Mr. G. V. Cuppage, of the lauds and
works department, is seriously ill at St.
Joseph's hospital.
Mrs. Pagan is visiting Mrs. Malins, of
New iv estminster.
Miss Winnie Mum waring Johnston is
visiting Mrs. J. S. ClUte, of New Westminster.
in I.adner's, wheeh was prettily decorated for the affair. The bride was given
away by her brother-in-law, and her
two little nieces acted as bridesmaids.
Jir. T. C. Fletcher supported tlle groom,
.ue many beautiful presents testified to
the popularity of the happy couple, one
of tlie most handsome and useful being
a complete set of silver cutlery in beautiful oak case, presented by the following: Mr. and Mrs. Werner, Messrs. Iv.
Y. Burns, S. Sea, E. D. Dowler, J. C.
Fletcher, G. Guggle, T. L. Beaven, and
E. R. Hitt. Some of the other gifts
were: Sterling silver salt shells and
spoons, Mr. E. It. Stephen; set of meat
and game carvers, Mr. II. Erb; silver
curd tray, Miss Davies; dress suit case,
Messrs. Sen & Gowen. Mr. und Mrs.
Fletcher left for California ou Tuesday
night, where the honeymoon will b.e
spent, returning by way of Portland,
they hope to tnke in the fair, eventually
taking up their residence on Belcher
H. T. Cole's free trip to Portland fair,
drawn  Friday evening.
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Mr. and Mrs. Morris, from Fort Langley, arrived on Friday evening to spend
a few weeks in the city. They have not
been here since 1887.
Miss Irene Newling is spending a few
weeks at uuncans, the guest of her
cousin, Miss Parker.
Mr. nnd Mrs. A. 3. Dallain spent a
delightful week up the line.
Tlie many friends of Mr. nnd Mrs. H.
Hamilton-Abbott, while congratulating
them on his recent promotion to the C.
P. R. office in Calgary, regret very much
tiie necessity of their leaving Victoria,
where they have been since they were
On Monday a very successful garden
fete was given by the Woman's Auxiliary of the Chemainus General hospital
in the grounds of St. Michael's and All
Angels church. The grounds were most
artistically decorated by the men of the
Egeria. Capt. Parry and his little band
of officers doing everything possible to
mnke the affair a success. They were
responsible fnr the large success of
"Aunt Sally" and the ice cream booth.
Many people from Victoria and the surrounding country "took in" this entertainment. The proceeds, nbout $150, will
he used for repairs and extensions to this
Mrs. Cecil M. Roberts entertained a
number of girls nt ber charming residence, Burdette avenue, last week, in
honor of her nieces, the Misses Hazel and
Glayds Laudes, of Tort Townsend. The
afternoon wns most enjoyable spent in
games. Tea was served in the garden
under a huge Japanese umbrella.
Amongst those present were noticed the
Alisses Kathleen and Anna Taylor, Loris
and Vera Few, Allison Beanlands,
Barbara Monteith. Davlda Raymur, Mildred Campbell, Dnris Wnrsfold, Winona
Troup, Lorna Dumbleton and others.
Mrs. Charles Rhodes entertained a
large number ot friends at a delightful
lea ou Friday iu houor of Mrs. Langley
(nee Miss Walkem), at her home ou
Kockluud avenue. Mrs. Rhodes was
beautifully gowned iu black lace, while
her guest of honor wore a dainty frock
of white crepe de chine. Mrs. Rhodes
was assisted at the tea table, which was
beautiful1., decorated with pale pink
poppies, by Mrs. H. Robertson, Mrs. D.
M. Rogers, Mrs. Spratt aud Mrs. Ab-
,ioir. The ruoni in winch tuo ices were
served was decorated iu shades of yellow iceland poppies, and presided over
by Airs. C. M. Roberts, Mrs. Stuart
Robertson and a number of young girls.
Tho invited guests were: Mrs. Wallace.
-uiss Drake, Mrs. Gillespie, Mrs. McGregor, Mrs. Cunliffe, Mrs. R. Dunsmuir,
Mrs. and Miss Gaudin, Mrs. and Miss
Brady, Mrs. and Miss Todd, Mrs. and
Misses Pemberton, Mrs. Matson, Mrs.
Haniugtou, Mrs. McBride, Mrs. Tatlow,
Mrs. and Miss Eberts, iurs. Worsfold,
Mrs. Goward, Mrs. Holt, Mrs. and
Misses Hickey, Mrs. Janiou, Mrs. and
Miss McKay, Mrs. Mara, Mrs. Courtney,
Mrs. Ker, Mrs. and Miss Rant, Mrs.
Hollyer, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. Wooten,
.Mrs, and Miss Brown, Mrs. Gibb, Mrs.
H. Gibb, Mrs. Greeley, Mrs. DuMoulin,
Mrs. Archer Martin, mrs. Beaveu, Mrs.
and Miss Baiss, Misses Pitts, Mrs. John
Poll, Mrs. F. Higgins, Mrs. and Misses
Bell, Mrs. Cleland, Mrs. McPhillips,
Mrs. and Miss Tilton, Mrs. and Misses
Devereux, Mrs. E. C. Baker, Mrs. Tye,
Mrs. Cole, Mrs. A. Coles, Mrs. Halmes,
Miss Dupout, Miss N. . Dupont, Mrs.
Hasell, Miss Green, Mrs. R. E. Brett,
Mrs. James Raymur, Mrs. B. Goward,
Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs. Garuett,
.Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Mathews.
Mr. T. S. Gore and bride arrived on
Wednesday to spend a few weeks with
Mr. Gore's parents. Burdette avenue.
Mrs. Baynes Reed arrived home on
Wednesday after a lengthy visit to the
East. Mrs. Reed was accompanied by
her daughter, Mrs. G. Spicer-Siinpson,
and her two children, who nre going to
spend the summer in Victoria.
Miss Lillion R. Smith, daughter of the
American consul, and Mrs. Smith, arrived here last week, accompanied by
Miss Brown of Rockford, Illinois, and is
a guest of her parents, Fernwood road.
Mr. Campbell   Brady   returned    this
week from a visit to Vancouver friends.
A very pretty wedding took place at
I.adner's, B. C, on Tuesday last, the
contract ing parties being Mr. James II.
Fletcher, of this eity, and Miss Minna
Calhoun. Mr. Fletcher is well known
here, being n member of the enterprising
linn of Fletcher Bros., thc piano and
musical dealers, he is nlso one of tbe
most popular of the Native Sons of B.
C. Miss Calhoun is a graduate of the
Jubilee hospital here, and has also
nursed in the hospital in Vnncouver.
having many friends in both places. Tiie
(From Our Own Correspondent.)
The chief event of the week in Alberni has been the convention to
nominate a Liberal candidate for the
approaching election. A number of
delegates arrived from the West Coast
by the steamer on Sunday, and stages
brought the remainder on Wednesday,
the 28th. At 7:30 p. m. on that evening the delegates shut themselves Up
ln Captain Huff's Hall. After a protracted discussion of an hour and a
naif tne candidates were invited in to
give an account of themselves, and an
hour later the result of the ballot was
obtainable: Aiken 9, Bledsoe 6, so
that Mr. Aiken, editor of the Nanaimo
Herald, is now the chosen Liberal candidate to oppose Mr. Manson at the
forthcoming election. There was comparatively little excitement ln town.
Dr. Ross left last week for Vancouver. He has given up his practice in
Alberni, to the regret of many friends.
The output of the Alberni Creamery
is steadily increasing. From 140 lbs.'
a week in April last, it has risen to 500
lbs. last week.
A strawberry social was held on
Monday last in Capt.. Huff's Hall, ln
aid of the Presbyterian church, and
was a great success in spite of threatening weather which prevented It being held out of doors. The Rev. T. J.
Glassford, the popular minister, sang
Scotch songs as if he were a Scot instead of an Irishman. Mrs. Glassford
presided charmingly at the organ. Mr.
G. Ward rendered a violin solo very
effectively, and Mr. Fraser also drew
the bow. Mr. Motion, superintendent
of the Industrial School, gave a song,
and Capt. Huff introduced the comic
element admirably. The two little
Redford boys sang a duet, accompanied
by Master Edward Cox, and Miss
Grace Cox played a solo on the organ
very prettily. A phonograph added to
the attraction, and strawberries, lem-.
onade and candles catered to the Inner
man, and did the business satisfactorily.
97% Fort St.   Victoria
The King Edward
The most modern hotel in thej
city. European and Americati
plan.   Kates! 1 to $5.
The Dallas
The only seaside resort in Vici
toria. Situated overlooking thi
Straits of Juan de Fuca and th^
majestic Olympia Mountains.
American plan. $2.50 and up.
11 Vernon
The leading commercial 1
with ample sample room  accon
modatioa   $2. and $2.50 per dajj
The above hotels are all under the mail
agenient of
Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson.1
Guests are requested to write or
for rooms.   Bus meets all steamboats ail
The Nelson police have beeu unearthing some startling facts relative to the
completeness of the organisation wliich
the tramps and tin-horus have instituted
in the west. A one-legged beggar iu Nelson got into the toils for drunkenness
and in exchange for his liberty he relinquished certain letters which he hnd received from his headquarters iu Sun
Francisco. These letters showed that
tne organization was in close touch with
every part of the country and particularly with the Crow's Nest Pass. They
gave "Dear Friend James" explicit directions how best to "work" ench town
to make the most of his trip. Morrissey,
Fernie and Michel figure prominently in
these instructions, but Morrissey especially is considered "fine." The instructions do uot omit the date of tbe monthly pay day of the coal company. These
letters explain much thnt should be
known by the public throughout the district. The beggars, in many instances
which "do" our towns nre members of
this organisation. They work systematically and therefore thoroughly, and nfter
a tour of three months of activity they
can return to their headquarters and live
in revelry nnd idleness the rest of the
yenr.—Fernie Free Press.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
reservation covering Graham Island,
Queen Charlotte Group, notice of which
wns published iu the British Columbia
Gazette and dated 30th January, 1901,
has been cancelled, aud that Crown lands
thereon will be open to sale, pre-emption
and other disposition under the provisions of tbe Lnnd Act, on aud after the
21st July next.
Deputy  Commissioner of Lands and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 20th April, 190$.
fiotel St. Trancii
Uictoria, B. £.
Write me for particulars of  British]
Best stocked Game Preserve^
Guides and Outfits furnished."
Prank Rushton
Separate sealed tenders will be received
by the undersigned up to noon ot Wednesday, 12th. July, 1005, from any person who
may desire to obtain special licenses under
the provisions of the "Laud Act," tor the
purpose of cutting timber therefrom, of a
timber limit situated at Quatsino, on Vancouver island, known as—
1st. Lot 177, Rupert District, containing
0,452 acres; llceuse fee, $1,411.
2nd, Lot 178, Bupert District, containing
5,034 acres; license fee, $1,102.
3rd. Lot 170, Bupert District, containing
1..1U4 acres; license fee, $298.
The competitor offering the highest cash
bouus will be entitled to special licenses
covering the limits, renewable annually for
a term of twenty-one years.
Each tender must be accompanied by a
certified cheque, made payable to the undersigned, to cover the amount of the first
year's fees and the amount of bonus tendered, and also a certified cheque for, ln
respect to Lot 177 $4,250, ln respect to Lot
178 $2,865, ln respect to Lot 179 $1,156, being the cost of cruising and surveying the
limits. The Government cruiser's report
can be seen at the office of the understgued.
The cheques will be at once returned to
unsuccessful competitors.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 15th June, 1905.
South African War Land Grant Act
Grunts of lnnd made to Volunteers, their
boirs or assigns, under authority of this
Act, are subject to the condition that
such lands shall hnve been selected by
tbe grantees on or before the first day of
July, 1905, Notice is, therefore, hereby
given tbat applications for such lands
must be filed ut a Governmeut Office by
that dnte.
Chief   Commissioner   of   Lands   and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 26th May, 1906.
"A Cent Saved Is a Cent Gained j
Purchase your "Cut Rate Esqui
Car Tickets" at the "Savoy Cigcr Stand,
By this method you can save enough
purchase your tobacco.   A full line
Smokers' Requisites always on hand.
Tickets will be furnished patrons only.
Bn. C Anderson. Prop. Saw Cigar Ml
Price's Gold Medal Brand ealj
sup, Pickles and Sauce are con
diments that should be In t\
house. Price and quality secon\
to none.
Farms and Ranches For Sale
Write for  information   regarding th|
fruit growing sossibilities of
tbe district.
Martin Beattie
Realty and Investment Broker]
P.O. Box 106, Kamloops, B.
For Sate or Least
Horse and Cattle Ranche
Irrigated Plots for fruit;
and Vegetables, Hav
Lands, Cultivated
and Wild.
Properties have Buildings, are fence]
well watered and contain sufficient tin"
ber for domestic purposes, excellel
fishing and shooting in the Lillooet atj
Ashcroft and Cariboo Districts.
For further information, terms a|
prices write     	
P. O. Box 48, ASHCROFT. B.I I
||   Championship
f Lacrosse Match
I   .  Oak Bay Park,
Saturday, June 24
The G.B.A.A. Sports
will be held also at the same place,
commencing at 1 p.m.
Lacrosse Match commencing at
3 p.m.
i    J. B. A. A, sports continued in
intervals and after match.
Admission 25c.
Easy to Get a Quick Meal Ready
When You Have Our Stock to Select From
We have many things that will enable you to get a meal in a hurry.
We take special pride in our line ot canned soups and vegetables.
You have a lnrge variety to choose front and they are all rich, nourishing
and pleasing—and uo trouble to prepare.
Campbell's Soups, 2 tins      -      26c.      Van Camp's Soups, 2 tins,     - 26c.
Aylmer Canned Tongue       -        30c.      Armour's Boiled Ham, per lb.   ■ 36c.
Fresh Ham San age, per lb.     -     16c.      Pickled Pigs' Feet, each        - 6c.
Lager Beer, quarts each - 12Jc.
ft SNAP!
Carne's Cash Grocery
(The Grand has been doing record busies all week with a show- which seems
! give unusual satisfaction.   Miss Marie
Iparrow in Irish songs and clever mono-
gue has been the hit of the bill, but
1 of the other acts, which include
ouglas and Ford, in a number of up-to-
lite songs; Glenroy mid Russell, comedy
|tetch, the feature of which is a medley
national dances by Miss Russell, and
urish, ventriloquist, are good. Ml.
oberts is silling "The Girl I Loved iu
nnny TeunessVe," and the moving pic-
ires, which illtstrate the troubles of a
gainist, are most amusing.
There will be two matinees to-morrow
laturduy), beginning at 2.30, at which
dy tive cents will be charged for cbil-
■eu, and the week will close with three
■rformtinces on Saturday night, begin-
ng at 7.30.
fl'lie headlines uf next week's bill will
the   famous   sheik,   Hadji-Tahars,
|uupe  of   seven   Arabs,   who   have   u
pst sensational net which includes pun
liiime, the dance of the Dervish, gun
uiiiiing, uud acrobatic work.    This is
Let urn engagement, they having played
pe several months ago, the Grand be-
erowded to tbe doors at every per-
•mnnce, which will undoubtedly be the
le next week.   Besides this great fea-
•e there will be Eddie Evnil, champion
uiopede acrobat and dancer, who will
monstrnte thut he can do anything as
[11 with oue leg as most men can with
|o; Pred Hayden, known professionally
I the Paderwiski of the concertina, and
jnghani and Thornton, who will present
original    travesty    from    Weber &
eld's "Hoity Toity,"   eutitled   "She's
(fter u Husbaud."   Mr. Frederic Rob-
will sing "When My Golden Hair
jTurned to Silver Grey," uud the uiov-
pictures will   illustrate   "Holland's
Ibinarine Boat," "Babies iu Carriages
d Pire Drill," "and "Tommy Gets u
ice on Grandpa."
liss  Muriel  Hall,  a  pupil  of   Miss
|linu F. Smith, gave a farewell i coital
"Seaview," Dallas hoad, last Satur-
(y. Miss Hull is going to England in
few days for a long visit, and the real was given as a farewell to her many
lends. Miss Hull rendered several
sees in her usual brilliant manner, nud
Iiyed in two duets, one with Miss M.
ioz, and the other witli Miss L. Eberts.
« Misses Mildred Sweet, Marie
;orge, Mabel Booz, and Iva Hendcr-
n, also played some charming selcc-
ifiBj and Miss Editii Heekliu sung a
:y pretty soug entitled "Forget-me-
is," u little poem which Mrs. Garret
lith had adapted nnd set to music.
>s nudience wus most appreciative, nn.i
icated encores were called for from
: vurious performers. Appended ti
i Sylphes    liachuia u
Misses M. Hall and M. Booz.
|eur de Prenteinps   Cliainlnade
Miss Mildred Sweet.
[;ur de Prlnteiups    Chaiiiiiiiide
' Romance, op. 21, No. '1 . .Joacbliu IlalT
Miss Lorna Eberts.
| lie, op. fl   Braungnrdt
Miss Marie George.
180 acres under cultivation, a frontage of
four miles on the Thompson River, C.P.R.
runs through Property, well adapted for
stock raising, mixed farming, or fruit good
supply of water, 4 miles of ditching for
irrigating purposes, sufficient lumber for
all purposes. Two good dwellings, several smaller ones for hired hands, several
large stables, ehed, corralls, blacksmith's
shop, granaries, etc., whole ranch is
fenced. C.P.R. flag station at house, C.
P. R. siding on property, steamboat calls
at door twice a week. Large range of
wild land adjoining this ranch which
makes a fine free run for cattle. This is
one of the finest ranches in British Columbia.  Price, $18,000,00.
P. R. BROWN, Ltd.,
30 Broad Street, VICTORIA, B.C.
Premiere Ballade, op. 23 Chopin
Miss Muriel Hnll.
(a) Melodic, op. 10  Jules Massenet
(b) The M..1, op. 17, No. 3  Jeusen
Miss Mnbel Booz.
Second Part.
Country Dance, op. fl, No. 2 Nevln
Misses M. Hall und L. Eberts.
(a   Studle        Bach
(b) Berceuse   Ludwlg Schytte
(c) Barchatte    Nevln
•Miss Iva Henderson.
Vocal  Solo—Korget-Me-Nots      '
   Mrs. Garret Smith
Miss Edith Hicklla.
(a) Nulls Blanches    Heller
|b) Huinoresque, op. 10, No. 2.Tscharkovsky
(c) Schergino, op. 18, No. 2 Moskowskl
Mits Muriel Hull.
Mrs. Garret Smith.
God Save the King 	
Miss Muriel Hull.
•Pupil of Mrs.  Garret Smith.
The summer closing of St. Ann's Acnd-
emy took plnce on Tuesday afternoon in
the presence of a large number of the
pupils' parents and friends, who were
delighted with the very excellent programme rendered. The entertainment
reflected very great credit on teachers
in this institution.
Twenty-four young ladles received certificates, some for music, bookkeeping,
and stenography. Miss Matilda May
Mellon was awarded the gold medal for
completing the senior course of music.
Special mention ought to be mnde of
ihu well rendered choruses of the vocal
clnss, and the piano solos by Misses P.
Leishmnn, McQuade and Mellon, which
were most enthusiastically applauded.
Mrs. Moresby is to be congratulated
on ber pupil, Miss Leonora Cannody,
who rendered in n most pleasing manner
t'hnminnde's very difficult song, L'Ete
(Summer. Miss Carinody's voice, while
being particularly sweet, shows the excellent training she has received.  •
Bridge Tenders
TENDERS are invited for tbe erec
tion of a new Pile Bridge at Rock Bay
in accordance with Plans and Specifications which may be seen at tbe office of
the undersigned, to whom all Tenders
must be addressed and delivered not
later than 3 o'clock p.m., on Monday,
July S, 1906.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
0. H. TOPP,
City Engineer.
City Hall, June 22,1905.
The programme was as follows:
March Processlonale     Itntlibun
Misses A. McQuade, P. Fleishman and M.
Mellon, M. Qulnn.
Miss N.  Qulnn.
Chorus—"Credo"  I. Fnure
Senior Vocal Class.
Essay—"The Spirit of Song" 	
Miss M. Clayton.
Pantomime—"The Bugle Call"...Tennyson
Elocution Class.
Vocal Solo-"L'Ete"    Clinminnile
Miss L. Carmody.
Piano Solo—"Polonaise"   Chopin
Misses Fleishman nnd Mellon.
Conferring of Certificates and Medals.
(n) Waterloo   Byron
(b) Seven Ages of Mnn   Shakespeare
Miss N.  Pickering.
Essay—The  Folio of Our Years  	
Miss C. Carler.
Floral   Fantnsle   	
Physical Culture Class.
CnoriW— Crosslrfg the Rnr   I. Carter
Senior Vocal Class,
Piano Solo—"Marehe Grotesque"... Binding
Miss Fleishman.
Presentation of Gold nnd Silver Medals nnd
Class Honors.
God" Save the Kilg.
ep ioo aeREs in north saaNieH.
4j£ miles from Sidney Station. 25 acres cleared, of these,
15 acres in oats, 20 acres slashed, ready tor plow next spring. 4
roomed cottage and outbuildings, good well. Situated on main
road.    Surrounded by the choicest farms on the Island.
Price VlT $20.00 per acre.
No Land in This District Has Been sold
at So Low a Price.
Box 266,   Victoria, B. C.
Broad Street,
Between Yates and Johnson.
O. Renz, Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville talent
that pains and money can procure.
Open eveiy evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission : 10 and 25c.
This Week
is the right time to instal
because by putting tbe matter off indefinitely you are going without one of the
greatestof modern conveniences. Leave
your order with us nt onoe.
B.C. Electric By Co.
Ice Cream and
Ice Cream Soda
Made Fresh Daily from PURE CREAM
We invite Comparison with tbe
•   Imported Article.
Open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m Sundays excepted
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
Three Juggling
Orin McEnight
The Aherns
Alice Wildemere
Jennie Clair
Harry Penman
Mile Inez Scott
La Monde Sisters
ADMISSION: 15 Cts. and 25 Cts.
Our Rooms nre the most central, the
best furnished and most comfortable in
be city.
The famous Poodle Dog Restaurant.
Cuisine unexcelled.
An Irishman on making a present of
an overcoat to a friend, enclosed wii'li
tlio parcel tlio following letter: "Dear
.Iii—I enclose the coat as promised, but
ns the button* are made of heavy metal,
I linvu cut them all off fo save postage.
P. S,--You wiil lind tho buttons in tlio
right hand pocket."—Tatler, London,
DAILY 'jfto0
General admission ioc.
Management ol
Illustrated Song
Frederic Roberts
"When My Golden Hnir is Turned
to Silver Grey."
Eddie Eonie
Champion Monopcde Acrobat and
Bingham and Thornton
"she't; Alter ft Husband."
Fred  Hayden
The Paderewski ef the Concertina
The Whirlwinds of the Desert
The Sheik Hadji.Tahars
Troupe of
7   acrobatic nrabs-7
Pantomime, Dance of the Dervish
Gun Spinning, Acrobatic.
Johnson Street.
Paris Fashions
They Are No Longer Elegant—Hideous Designs—Holidays and
the Clothes To Wear For Them—What Some Women
Can Put On and Live.
By " Babette"
Dear Mndge:—The month ot June Is apparently not lor brides uud roses alone, bui
it Is tbe "maddest, merriest" uiuuih of ull
the year. it murks the closing ol! the
schools tor the holidays, the ull-iuiporluut
"commencements," then the general summer visiting to seuside or couutry, Auu
with all these Juyful thoughts these of up-
purel, uud whut is needed for these summer visits, come upuiosj in our iniuds. it
is iu this last thought thut we hnd ourselves trying our best lo have to get us little us possible. The list for the summer
girl of to-duy Is u loug oue, ranging from
travelling suits to the simple but none the
less attractive shirt wuist suits. One gowu
which Is, lu my opinion, ludispcusible, is u
thiu frock for ufteruoou or Informal evening wear. The display of organdies, mull,
lawn and summer silks are so perfectly bewildering this seuson it is hard to tell which
is the most populur. The ecouomlcal summer girl will provide herself with one which
she eau with the uld of different accessories, use for both ufteruoou and evening.
Another attraction thut Juue holds forth
are the sales—especially lingerie—which are
uow beginning. If you would be there,
Madge, you are compelled to arise iu the
"small wee hours" of the morning. 1
noticed ut one of our big stoics this morning that the "summer girl" was very much
to the fore, and I must say thut the bargains held out to us were most tempting—
dainty garments of muslin tucks and lace,
selling for a mere song, oue garment which
I was tempted with was a "slip" to be
woru under a thin dress, which, composed
of the dearest little underskirt and bodice
all ln one, which was fitted into the waist,
this was of the iluest nainsook. It is open
at the back and the slight fullness there Is
taken in by several small tucks about five
inches lu depth, that extend half way above
and below the waist line. A casting of embroidered nainsook, half an Inch wide, Is
made all round the waist line, aud through
this a piece of wash ribbon is run and tied
at the back, at top this garment Is scalloped
and cut out, aud lt is embroidered half way
down to thc waist with a little conventional
design of stars and polka dots all In white,
at the top the ribbon is run through little
eyelets and tied ln dainty little bows on the
front and shoulders. The underskirt is finished off with three embroidered frills.
This ia only oue of the many attractive garments displayed, others are finished off with
Valenciennes lace, feather stitching and
embroidery, all most attractively combined;
while others arc tucked and trimmed with
the popular tenerilTe wheels.
A rather amusing incident occurred ut a
sale of purses in one of our shops u short
time ago. I was standing looking ut some
laces at the next couuter when I heard a
bustling about nnd saw n group of people
eagerly talking, and looking up 1 saw the
owner of thc shop walk up to u most Innocent looking little lady, who was quite well
known ln town, nud abruptly demanded
that she would give up thc bag she was
carrying. To his surprise, she looked up
uud smiled very sweetly nud hunde.l him
the bag, advising him to look well,at lt, nnd
she would give him the address of the firm
ln Montreal from whence lt came. Needless
to Bay, everyone luughed, which our worthy
young man did not seem to enjoy.
I think a great many people will agree
with Lady Duff-Gordon ln her ideas of
Paris fashions of to-day when she suys,
"American women must dress ut home this
year because the latest Purls fashions arc
so abominably ugly." They are, in some
eases too terrible, and would make our most
beautiful, graceful girls look unlovely and
unlovable; of course, there are exceptions to
every rule, but thnt Is, generally speuklug,
the fashions of the present day ln Paris offend my senses ot the fitness of things. The
combination of a "Louise Seize" hat and a
stiff collar and tie Is not a pleasing one,
such collars should undoubtedly be worn
with the neat tailor-made suit of to-day,
but I must say I admire this suit In Its
place only.
The big shoulders affected to-day are absolutely without grace, if any woman hnd
shoulders like these she would be deformed, and why should such a deformity be
accentuated? Is not woman's chief charm
to be simply a woman? She should never
be assertive. These shoulders of "Artistic
Paris" are very assertive, and, sad to re
late,  "Worth" and  "Pnquin" ure responsible for these monstrosities.
A costume, Purlsiuu, 1 believe, which
ruther startled me ut a soeiul gutucriug
last week wus mude of bright red tuffetu
silk, with hut to mulch, trimmed with red
popples, uud puteul leather shoes, with
red floppy bow ties. With tins was woru
red gloves uud u red chiUou parasol, i
think, perhaps, if this dress hud beeu woru
by u very beuutiful womuu it would liuve
beeu decidedly "chic," but, alus! a muddy
eouiplexloued, short, fut muideu of uncertain uge mude u most unpleusuut contrast
io the many soft, becoming costumes ot
lo-duy. Bui, Mudge, 1 urn sure you will
think i um uguln trying to be us you once
sa.d before "cutty,' which 1 hope i will
never be, but It mude me think how appallingly ugly some of the Parisian fashions
As to your question us to the fushious of
young girls, 1 udmit thut she is a force to
be reckoned with in the world of fushioii
to-duy. Her styles must be as sharply defined aud us carefully pluuued us her older
sister's, uud, besides, must liuve an odd
little quulity about them, thut, lu some
subtle, unmistakable way, is the expression
of the very essence of simple g.rlishuess.
The linen suits which huve almost monopolized the utteutlon of her mother aud
sisters have their representative iu a suit
for her—made with the loose box coat, or
ln the tiny short coffee jacket, which give
just u suspicion of a pretty blouse beueath.
The skirts, tucked, pleated or plain, have
the flare so dear to her heurt, and they are
seldom trimmed. Simplicity is the key-
no.e of her dresses and suits.
The simplest, least expensive little dimity,
with its white surface broken by the
daintiest little rosebuds, is shirred at the
neck, around the waist (defining a girdle),
on the sleeves, uud, in fact, everywhere
shirring can go, and becomes a little picture
gown—suggestive of a tiny Dresden shepherdess, yet wonderfully becoming to the
happy, healthy mortal of sixteen who delights ln its prettluess.
In her huts, uguln, that delightful girllsh-
uess is shown. Nothing which Is not simple
Is chosen for her. It does my heart good
to see this happy, bright girl Indulging ln
outdoor sports of every kind.
Wars and rumors of wars have kept the
residents of Itockland avenue ln a state of
excitement this week. The enemy (Vancouver's braves) landed at Oak Bay to capture tbe city—but with Mujor Hibben's (and
a swarm of bees) assistance were driven
back. Walking down Government street l
met a friend in the Vancouver regiment all
tied up wilh white bandages, uud wus informed he wus oue of the slain.
1 huve beeu for u flying visit to some of
our neighboring towns this week and 1 wus
quite surprised to fiud out how very superior
our shops were; in almost! everything we
huve u better cluss of things here, which is
certainly very gratifying.
In my weekly rumble through our shops
this week 1 notice thut \veiler Brothers
huve got ln u lot of uew things. 1 was
searching for a wedding present which 1
wuutcd to be useful us well us ornamental,
uud, Mudge, I found Ihe dearest little
chilling dishes, which I finally chose after
hesitating between it and some very pretty
cuiidlebra of antique brass, but really there
Is such u variety of lovely things to choose
from you arc quite bewildered. But lt is
u comfort to know that you ure getting
really the best that is to be bad lu the
Talking of weddings reminds me of a very
pretty little novelty—you arc always asking
for something new—In the shape of an or-
gnndle satchct, which was made lu the
shape of an envelope with n big ilup, to be
worn Inside the corset cover. Tne Ilup is
trimmed with the finest Valenciennes Insertion and lace and falls prettily down in
front. This was most appropriately culled
a "sweetheart," being filled with the best
violet sachet powder It gives Just the fnlnt-
est scent, ot violets, which Is so refreshing.
Everyone likes to own some dainty perfume peculiar to themselves, but It Is not
given to us all to mnke thc right selection.
I see thnt Terry & Marett, of Port street,
have some new delightful perfumes, Including Violet de Panne, lilac and heliotrope. Speaking of such things, I must say.
Madge,  that  few  articles  for   toilet  use
want more careful choosing than tooth
powder. It Is not so much a question of
getting something which will cleanse one's
teeth snperflcinlly for the time being ns
preserving them from decay aud keeping
the gums in u condition which will preclude the possibility of finding oneself
toothless unawares. Most of all, should
the uiuu and womuu anxious to keep their
natural aids to beauty und mustieutlou
pearly white aud sound eschew any preparation containing deleterious minerals,
which give a momentary wliUeiiess to the
teeth, for iu the long run the enamel will
have to puy the bill. On the whole, there
Is nothing more satisfactory than Terry &
Marett's saponucious antiseptic tooth powder. I find it delightful, and huve used It
for some time, the delicious sense ot freshness uud cleanliness which it Imparts to the
mouth is well worth the modest sum which
a bottle of this excellent powder costs,
If you really want n good collection of
clussic und stuudurd songs for soprano or
mezzo soprano, 1 can tell you ol! u splendid
collection called "A Golden Treasury of
Song," published by Boosey & Co., London,
and for sale at Fletcher Bros. The reuson
I happen to know of the superiority of this
collection is that ut a musical the other
evening a young gentleman who was expected to sing arrived without his music,
and as he was the happy possessor of a
splendid voice the hostess wus iu despair;
she, however, bethought herself of a musical
neighbor, who lent her the song book in
question, and the negligent young man soon
found it contained most of his repertoire,
much to the delight of all present. Now,
Madge, 1 must be off as 1 am to join a
yachting porty this afternoon. Next week
I will tell you some of our experiences if
they should happen to be amusing.
This Space Reserved lor
Hotel Dominion, victoria, B.e.
From Our Own Correspondent.)
Nelson, June 27.—The hub of the
Kootenays is much exercised just now
for its summer celebration, which is coining off on June 30th and July 1st. All
kinds of sport has been programmed for
the occasion. There are lacrosse, football and baseball matches, gun club
symposium, flower show, cantata by the
local amateurs, a crowded programme
in fact, on which both time and money-
has been spent and which will fill to
overflowing the two days with amusement. The only thing neglected has been
the lake. The chief beauty of Nelson
Is its lake, and if the oarsmen who are
now training to tnke part in the coast regatta succeed in carrying off a prize tbe
landsmen of this hub may wake up and
realize what a beautiful asset it has here
and an asset which no other town in the
Kootenay has in anything like equal degree. However, nothing short of the
winning of a big race or the development of John Houston into a canoeist
or something aquatic equally frivolous
will give a political value to the lake
which it at present lacks. For, be it
known, if a thing be not political iu Nelson, it is as nought.
Just now the water is at about its
highest and is beginning to fall a little.
Fishing is getting better every dny, and
in fact there are one or two tourists here
attracted by the Kootenny trout. Some
big fellows have been caught this sen-
son, according to the fishermen. A recent walk through the bush-clad mountains in the vicinity of Nelson by your
correspondent revealed the presence of
nn unusual number of grouse. More
care has been taken in the preservation
of game lately, pheasant and quail have
also been turned down and there is ev'iry
chance of a good fall shooting. Bear
are plentiful and a whopper was recently brought into the city nnd is adorning
the walls of oue of the principal hos-
telries. By and by boniface will tell
stories ot how he shot that bear, that is
to say in those days when he was slimmer of girth.
The great news in mining circles is
the acquirement of George Goodcrhain's
controlling interests in the War Engle,
Centre Stnr nnd St. Eugene by some of
the C. P. It. directors, who arc also
closely concerned with the Trail smelter.
The news is great because it practically
settles tbe Rossland ferment over tbe
alleged amalgamation nnd because it also
closes a chapter in the history of th'i
government bounty on exported lead ore.
As to the Rossland matter, George Wu-
tcrlow eiinie over to Britisli Columbin
nnd it wns understood in Victorin thnt
he bad tbe power of completing the deal
himself. Unfortunately he had to
reckon with Anthony .T. McMillan. Now
Anthony J. and the ex-stationer were,
once upon a time, great tillicums. They
are so no longer. Anthony J., in tbe
capacity of managing director of the Le
Roi would uot consent to that mine be
ing made use of because of its superior
development and shipping facilities to
the contiguous Gooderham properties.
Which was wise of the managing director, because he would probably have
found ou presenting tbe deal to the London shareholders for ratification some
awkward questions might have beeu asked, difficult indeed to answer. So Wu-
terlow has gone back to London and is
as Achilles in his teut. Ulysses is saying little iu Rossland. Now if the Gooderham properties iu Rossland want a
deal with the Le Roi that company will
have to deal, not with Gooderham or his
representatives, but with the C. P. B.
Aud that spreading corporation wiil
probably have enough on its hands without wanting to control all tbe principal
mines of that famous camp. It is likely
enough that nt some future date the
Trail smelter will have to look for a
larger production than either the War
Eagle or Centre Star or both can give
with their present facilities for shipping
but with capital at hand aud a business
like head, experienced in dealing with
Canadian miners, there should be no
trouble in getting all that is necessarv
from tbe Gooderham mines acquired.
And the Le Roi will ship to Northport
and there will once again be peace in the
Golden City.
As to the St. Eugene, that great consumer of the lead bounty it no longer
will want to export its lead to Europe.
There came a Frankfurter, a thing on
two legs is meant, over here lately to
see James Cronin of the St. Eugene with
a view of corralling bis whole output
for the German smelters. That wary
old bird deferred the proposition. Now
the Frankfurter wants no answer. This
\. -. mean the smelting of the St. Eugene
ores in tbe Kootenay, and it will nlso
mean the smelting as a flux of the dry
ores of tbe Slocan and give the thirsty
mine owners a chance of imbibing at the
Pactolcan stream. The news is great
indeed, nnd everybody is happy all
The city just now is in the throes t.l
a contest with the West Kootenay
Power Company as to whether or not
the city shall install a power plant of its
own, and a grand legal battle is to come
off early uext mouth in a special sitting
of the Supreme court, lt is the .roiiera)
opinion in Nelson, however, that Mayor
John Houston, M. L. A., carries loo
many guns for his opponents. In spit"
of that, in spite of tbe fact that HouJo.i
has been more or less nt the bottom of
every scheme which seemed likely to pin-
mote the public good his civic administration is anything but happy. And nil
over such a very little thing. The di" ver
of the fire team is no friend of John
Houston. He is alleged to have used
cuss words descriptive of John. Disapproving of the morality of this proceeding Houston discharged the man, without assigning cause. The council reinstated him. In the meantime Houston
hnd engaged another man on his own,
mid consequently again discharged the
inan of reprehensible cuss words. The
consequence is that the council will not
pay the one man and John will not pay
the other. Then the local press gently
reminded Houston that the spoils system did not go in Canada. The mayor,
conveniently forgetful of the fnct that
he had discharged many men and replaced them with others belonging to his
own side in municipal politics, all wifh
out assigning cause, acted mad and said
a good many things, and among otheis
that there was a plot io ussasinate him
Then  the local press laughed at
John stormed and tbe province generl
joined in the    laugh,    the    VuncouJ
,, orld solemnly taking him to tusk. TI
Houston abused Ihe "irrational uud ij
sponsible vupourings" of tbe press
respondents.    And they   laughed.    Cl
sequently the mayor is very angry indf
aud does not see thut lie is behaving i
a ridiculous child who ought to be
iu the corner, and then told to run
do his lessons.    Which in this easel
the wiping of the West Kootenay Fo\
Company off the map.    Which he
do, and for which he will be torgj;
and taken out of the corner.   Aud
he will be as naughty as ever.    Wij
goes to prove that some of our best :
are very small indeed.
When one recalls the delicate attj
tions bestowed upon Chinese visitors]
the United States it is   hardly a
ter for wonder that the Celestials hi
entered  with ardor into  tbe  campa|
to boycott American goods.   As a sal
pie of    the way  Uncle Sum treats,
Chinese stranger within his gates
following, from the New York Sun, i
be quoted:
"Four Chuicse students, one of theu
young woman, on their Way home
Englaud, where they I'^ve been educl
ed, arrived in Boston, harbor recent|
So respectable a persifn as Joseph
Choate had provided for them letters
introduction. Their passports were n
ular and unimpeachable. Ncverthcle
the immigration authorities detain
them ou board ship for a day, pi
graphing them for identification,
making thein give bonds not to go J
work ns laborers for starvation waj
and thus take the bread out of the
erican citizens.
"These students are of a wealthy
cultivated family. Their uncle is
emor of tbe province of Shanghai.
Choate is not known to be in the h|
of giving letters of introduction to
persons who wish to violate the lawsl
his couutry. The ambitious coolie,
sirous of entering America might hi
difficulty iu getting the ex-uinbassndi
attention. However, such minor det|
us these do not interest thc inspect*
whose duty it is to enforce the Chin
exclusion law.
"Last year a Chinese commissioner!
the St.  Louis fair was carried aci|
the  Canadian  boundary,  while   on
way enst, and after he had been
ted to the country.    When   his
after its excursion   into   foreign   to
lory,  re-entered  the  United  Stntes,
was held up, treated roughly and gro
ly insulted by the inspectors.    His
forts to explain the error that he h|
made   cuused him to be   treated as
criminal and he kept out of jail oij
with the greatest difficulty.
"These arc two typical cases of si
pidity in the enforcement of the lif
Mnny such incidents have happen
While these unpleasant experiences J
teaching the Chinese to admire, respi
and love the American nation, our ma
ufucturers are competing with thc n
of the world for the trade of China, a
the state department is trying its bi
to keep the open door from closh;
Singularly enough, the Chinese at hoi
are establishing a boycott against
goods.   Ungrateful Celestials!
"At nny rate American manufacture
may look to Ambassador Choate's pi
teges to become missionaries spreads
affection for the American governing
nmong the higher classes of their
trymen when they reach home."
nnch & Tinch


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