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Array Bank of Hamilton
Capital $3,500,000
Reserve (1,500,000
Total Assets, J29,oo.,o«>1
Interest paid half-yearly on deposits of
Ji and upwards in Savings Department.
Drafts and Money Orders on all parts oi
the world. Vancouver Braaches, cor.
of Hasting and Hamilton Sts., Powell St,
Cedar Grove.
The Week
TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
Jo   List your properties with us.
46 Port Street, Coraer Broad.
Vol. III.   No. 30C-^
One Dollar Per Annum
he Editor's Review
Gf Current Topics.
|igns of     Canada from the Atlan-  one or two months, when the mere
te Times, tic to the Pacific is cry-  ma» of the household has to shift
ing out for hands. As  for himself as   best he can>   either
_   ,      T ,    , ,,   I camping out, which is the   society
ir east as Cape Breton Island the,         „      ,
r                                 1 term   tor   becoming homeless,    or
"dossing" with some similarly deserted friend. The subject might be
pursued further, and indeed it has
been roundly declared by those in a
position to judge that the difficulty
of obtaining domestic help is a prolific source of domestic disquietude,
and one of the most plausible explanations  of  race    suicide.      One
Iirge coal and iron companies are
nable to secure sufficient labor to
tecute their contracts, and estimate
lat during the present year their
ltput will be curtailed no less than
per cent on this account. When
ne remenibers that in all large in-
pstrial concerns the dead charges
re heavy, and profit often depends
pon a maximum output, the serious-
«ss of the position will be better
nderstood. In all the industrial
rades of Montreal and Toronto the
I'ry is for more men, but it is when
re travel further west that its in-
istency becomes clamant.   It is over
ie boundless prairie, where by this
mle more than half a million people j
re breaking up the virgin soil, that |
he scarcity of labor is most felt. 1
is easily explicable, and prob- j
Jbly tbe principal reason is one fori
Ihich we should be thankful, viz.,!
Iiat every incomer is a home seeker, j
Jid desires to own   his own   land. j
|his is a laudable ambition, and one:
the Federal Government has
ISry properly striven to foster and
acourage, but when all is said and
one every man cannot be a land
(vner, and there is room today
t.roughout the Northwest for thou-
mds of paid laborers, who would
id steady occupation and receive
>od pay. Tlie lack of these is a
frious handicap to the development
the country,   as well   as to the
(•osperity of the farmer, who too of-
n finds that a large percentage of
s crop is ruined because he cannot
trvest it in a reasonable time,
he difficulty, however, is spreading
further west, and for the first
ne in her history the Province of
Irtish Columbia is realising that all
r great industries—mining, agri-
lture, lumbering and fishing—re-
ire far more labor than is avail-
le. To this must be added a de-
rtment of by no means inconsid-
ible importance, that of domestic
fvice, for it is not too much to
that in our cities life becomes a
_den when it is impossible to pro-
:e paid assistance. The conditions
domestic life, even in middle class
des, are not what they were
rty years ago; no woman whether
ing or old is content to devote the
ole of her time to nursing, cook-
scrubbing and sewing. Even
tradesman's wife and daughter
. possess visiting cards, and have
ir own social set, which is quite
it shorn i be. But how can th'* /
t, if there is no one to mind lie
ie? Tiun in this day of emanci-
ion there are numerous convents, all too numerous, some people
thing must    be added,    that unless
made to reason out the issues at
stake. So greatly are they confused
by personal attack that they are
often altogether obscured, and what
should be a fair fight of brain
against brain degenerates into a mere
mud slinging match. The only dominant chord is personal abuse. Not
on any account until he is dead, dare
a prominent politician ascribe even
the smallest virtue to an opponent.
To do so is to incur the ire and resentment of his own party and probably to lose his position. Nothing
is too mean for the partizan. During
the last session of the Provincial
Parliament a press correspondent on
a Conservative paper, who gave an
accurate report of all speeches was
warned that he was "too fair to the
It has been in existence four years
and during that time a coterie of the
greatest experts, re-inforced by a
Royal Fund, have devoted their whole
attention to the investigation of the
most painful and fatal of diseases.
The result is to be found in the report, of the annual meeting which
commences on page 207 of the British
Medical Journal, dated July 28th,
1906. We quote from that report as
follows: '' The annual meeting of the
Imperial Cancer Research Fund
under the direction of the Royal Col-
little, the highest authorities know
about cancer after four years' scientific investigation. They deny the existence of any known remedy, they
designate so-called "cures" empirical, and they express the hope that
ultimately they may learn something
of the disease. Meanwhile those whom
Dr. Fagan, in his report, published in
our last issue, calls "charlatans,"
continue to ply their nefarious trade,
the tombstones of their victims decorate our cemetery, and since last
week a pitiful case has been brought
1  . , ,
lege of Physicians and the Royal Col-   to our notice of a well known citizen
lege of Surgeons of    England   was  who is dying of cancer after taking
held on July 25th, under the presi-
f>£*u- tr'.*"-rij^-   ' .-■„•' '"-'•
the   "Never-Fail"   remedy   of   the
Western Medicine Co.
H Round'Up Near Kamloops.
conditions in this regard become less
strenuous the social machinery will
have to be reconstructed, or the social fabric will   totter to its   fall.
The Higher The Grand Forks Ga-
Politics. zette in a very able and
in every respect admirable editorial pleads for a higher
standard in political life. The Nelson Daily News has also touched on
the same subject under the caption
"Wanted, a Higher Political Tone."
The Baltimore Herald urges as an important contribution to the means of
attaining this ideal the suppression
of the yellow journal. Many other
leading papers have during the last
six months spoken wisely on the matter, and more than a few have obvi-
ouly tried to square example with
precept. Every right minded man
must deplore not only the corruption
but the dirtiness of Canadian polities. Leaving the question of graft,
which by common consent is the can-
opposition." This is a feature of
public affairs that prevails from the
Atlantic to tbe Pacific How long
will it last 1 Are the people in favour
of it? We believe not. Oftentimes
men of both parties have said "give
us the facts and let us judge for ourselves." Neither party is always
right. Loyalty to party does not demand invariable praise. Judicious
criticism in the house of one's friends
has saved more than one administration. It is certain that tbe day of
graft and corruption and slander will
not end until men with better ideals
are attracted to public life and the
ghouls and jackals and muckrakers
are driven out. This will only be
brought about through the constant
raising of a higher standard, and the
prosecution of a perpetual crusade
against the hordes of assassins who
infest the ranks of political parties.
The   Spurious   News
 Manufacturing   Co.   of
Victoria and Vancouver
has been working overtime to execute
the press of orders on hand since the
event designated by the Nelson Daily
News as the Higgins fiasco. There is,
nothing new, simply an additional
supply of the old garments made out
of whole cloth. The clothes are made
to fit the same persons every time,
either the Premier or Hon. R. F.
Green, but they are a very bad misfit, and do not improve with re-making. Last week came 11 spurious yarn
about a unanimous vote of want of
confidence supposed to have been
' passed during the Premier's north-
I ern trip. Needless to say it did not
j contain even one grain of truth and
' was contradicted promptly by all who
I were in a position to know, including
I the local paper. Then we had a bogus
interview with a minister—unnamed
—who undertook to butt into the
water question, and threatened special
legislation. The story bore its own
contradiction in its inherent improbability and has been denied by every
minister. Finally the statement was
made, in flaring red head lines, that
"Hawthornthwaite had denounced
Green." Well, we do not suppose
that even if this were   a   fact th*
dency of Lord Strathcona. Sir Arthur Bigge was present on behalf of
the Prince of Wales." The report
stated that attention had been given
to the examination of various so-
called concer "cures" and that investigation had failed to show that
any value could be attached to them.   Government would lose much sleep
Everyone but the Editor of the Worli
In this connection the Executive Committee expressed its regret at the
publicity afforded from time to time,
in newspapers and periodicals, to
very misleading notices in favour of
the numerous so-called cures * * * *
Our experiments have not enabled us
to arrest the progress of experimental
tumors with certainty far less to
effect the cure of the disease occurring naturally. The results of the
experimental study of cancer contrast
,D, an „«v, . , ---     -    -      ker worm at the root of our national
,ik, and guilds, and hives claiming ]ife) one deplores hardly less the per-
least a share of mother's atten- SOnal abuse, which is the invariable
. We say nothing of the in- stock in trade of the professional
ising tendency on the part of I politician both on the platform and
len to take an annual holiday of jn t|le press.   Very little attempt is
  favourably with the complete failure
Cancer The   Britisli    Medical 0f all the reputed empirical remedies
Research.      Journal   is   the   official   forwarded to the   laboratory to   he
organ   of   the   medical j tested. * * * »   It is not too much to
profession and to its pages one may j hope that the further development of
safely turn for the latest and most
important news affecting every physical ill that flesh is heir to.    The
Imperial Cancer Research Committee j ment of the disease.'
is the highest authority on the sub
heads of all administrations, and both
political parties. When a journal is
driven to such straits that "piffle"
like this passes muster for campaign
We reproduce these extracts in or- j purposes the cause must have reach-
ject which it was appointed to study. I der to show just how much, or how ! ed a desperate pass indeed.
the experimental study of cancer will
ultimately yield results having a direct bearing 011 the nature and treat-
knows where Mr. Hawtliornthwaiti
stands, and just how much his Social
istic vapourings really mean. Still
this docs not excuse the Editor for
lying in his head lines. What Mr.
Hawthornthwaite really said, according to the World report, was "if Mr.
Green had been Minister of Lands
and Works in a Socialist administration he would have got his walking
ticket inside of twenty-four hours."
Surely this is not a discovery even
for the World. AVe have heard something like it from the fire-eating
Socialist leader on the floor of the
House, but   when   he   included   the THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1906.
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A Public Verdict.
lt would be impossible to conceive of
a more contemplible spirit or more
cowardly conduct than thc Liberal
Press employs in the treatment of local politics.
Although  all the party journals are
in some  degree guilty,  tbe  Vancouver
World, of course, enjoys unquestioned
pre-eminence  in this  regard.    Its  edi-
i tor   adopts   every   artifice   with   which
long experience has made him familiar,
to besmirch the personal characters of
Members of the Government without
rendering himself liable to action for
To those knowing the facts, the conduct of this man is not less pitiable
than it is disgusting. That a man who
once occupied the Speaker's chair in the
Legislature, should descend to the level
on which he now exhibits himself, is
not complimentary to the Province that
thought him worthy of such an honorable position.
'His part in the recent judicial investigation before Mr. Fred'k. Peters
must have been painful to his friends,
and none less so for the fact that he
induced his son to co-operate with him
in what appeared to be an effort to
injure the reputtion of the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works without i
regard to the facts of the case. It is
difficult to believe that the dullest observer could have been deceived as to
their purpose by any pretence of "bona
fides" with which lhe accuser, or his
solicitor, may have clothed their acts.
It is not difficult lo account for his
conduct. He loves the centre of tlle
stage. He desires to figure in public
affairs, and employs to that end the
only means available to him.
Apparently incapable, at any period of
his career, of intelligently and honestly
discussing important public questions,
depending always upon a somewhat remarkable penchant for slander, which
so happily co-ordinates with an inordinate love of gossip; he in these latter
days, out of touch with current life,
ignorant of the spirit that creates,
builds, and moves forward, has no message for the time, his stock-in-trade is
a memory, which he exploits to thc full,
and a life-long addiction to scandal; by
no other means could he hope to contribute to the demand for items of present interest.
The fates have decreed that there
shall be one journal in tbe Province
whose policy requires in its editor the
only qualification he possesses, and it is
not wonderful, therefore, that he
should for a time occupy ils editorial
With yearnings for yellow distinction, the management sought for one
whose tastes and capabilities would assure editorials that would accord with
red head lines, "featured" news items,
bombastic unreliability, and the oilier
outward and visible signs of the inward malice that possesses the souls of
Ihe gutter snipes oi journalism.
Thus all things conspire to one cud,
his personal inclination, qualifications,
and lhe demands of the counting room
—small wonder then that the product
is slander—and although "yellow," safe
slander, by innuendo, directed against
public men, who always have found
thai in gaining office, they have to part
with the protection of their reputations,
which the Courts afford to men in private life.
Some men attract notice through the
development of their virtues, others by
th xploitalion of their follies; and
when a man has left to him in his old
age neither virtues nor money, it
would be inhuman to begrudge him
the only market where his wares are in
demand; but oh! the pity and the?
shame of it.
Poverty Is a- Crime.
According to the evidence given in
London and published in the Morning
Leader of July 24th, poverty is a serious crime in England, and those unfortunate enough to need organized public
support are punished worse than if they
were sent to prison.
Mr. Will Crooks, M.P., and for
eight years chairman of the Poplar
Guardians, said he was born in Poplar
and lived there all his life.
"You were born in .the workhouse,
weren't you?" asked Mr. Corris Grant.
"No—but next door to it," was the
"In 1861 I was earning 6d. a week
between school hours. My father
met with a serious accident, and my
mother had to keep him and seven
children. At this time the Poplar
Guardians allowed us five loaves and 5s.
a week. In October, 1861, my father
and I were taken into the workhouse,
and every incident of life there has been
burnt into my brain."
After this came better days, thanks
to hard work; and Crooks became a
power in Poplar, knowing it thorough-
"And you now may fairly claim to
have an intimate knowledge of the borough?" said Mr.  jrant.
"Sometimes I think I know a little
too much," replied Will, with a shake
of his head.
"What was the state of the workhouse at the time you came on the
board,  in   1892?"
"The condition of things in the house
was almost revolting. There were no
stores, the inmates were half-stnrved,
the clothing was bad, many were without boots to their feet, and the food
was of the worst possible description.
It was almost heartbreaking to go over
Ihe place at this time, to see the tears
and hear the complaints. The inmates would cry, "Poverty is no crime;
but here it is treated as such.'
"The inmates were frequently in open
revolt, discipline was unknown, and the
frequent expression in the workhouse
was, 'Prison is better than this.' One
day I went ino the workhuose and
found two rows of long seats full of
women, some looking sullen and others
crying. In front of them were basins
containing alleged broth). It was
simply greasy water, and they had to
wash blankets on that food. Then,
many of these women were continually
sent to prison for not performing their
There are as many people in London
as there are in the whole of Canada,
and happily, at present, the same conditions do not prevail. New Zealand
has a system of old age pensions, and
there is no reason why Canada, with
all her mineral wealth and land, should
not set aside a portion of that which
belongs to the people for the use of the
people when tney get old. If one acre
out of every thousand acres was allocated and subject to lhe selection by a
committee, which should have power to
select mineral claims and land from
time to time, then a large and ample
fund could be established, out of which
the Government could pay $3.50 per
week to every person upon reaching the
age of 55 years. These monies could be
paid at the post-office and the claims
might be investigated by a stipendiary
With tbe permission of the editor,
I will furnish further details of the administration of the Poor Law in England, and also a scheme for the carrying out of "Old Age Pensions" in Canada. But in order not to trespass upon too much space in one issue, I propose submitting thc "copy" in instalments.
Vancouver,  B.C., August,  1906.
Tiie final trials for positions on the
Victoria relay team will take place at
St. Clair's swimming pavilion on Saturday afternoon, commencing at 2.30
o'clock. The swimming tournament
will take place on the 25th instant, and
all who are desirous of taking part in
the tournament are requested to be on
hand on  Saturday afternon.
The Hillside Baseball Club will for
the remainder of the season be without
the services of F. Wiatlett at second
base, he having left for Seattle last
evening. Watlett is a finished ball
player and was anxious to remain in
Victoria, but it was impossible for him
to obtain employment at his calling
here, and consequently he had to seek
work elsewhere.
An offer has been forwarded by the
management of the Victoria club to the
Stratchona team for an exhibition
match in this city some time during
the fall. Labor Day is mentioned as a
possible date, but whether the Northwest twelve will be able to reach here
by then is, of course, a matter for conjecture. Such a match, it is felt, would
excite considerable interest locally, as
the home aggregation is now stronger
than ever before. A reply is looked for
in the course of a few days, and if the
proposal is satisfactory the Victoria
team will commence training forthwith.
Definitions by Debess.
San Francisco's Destruction.—The
great bioscopic reproduction. — At
Gorge  Park every evening next  week.
"Our true intent is all for your delight."
The Water Question—Animated nature.
Elk Lake—Meat and drink.
Mayor  Morley—A  water spider.
The  Bishop—A  water beetle.
The Highland Scheme—A mayor's
Rev. Gladstone—Not the grand old
Vancouver World—The Higginsonian
Victoria Times—Au echo.
The  Colonist—Sleeping sickness.
"An important meeting of the Nelson
Boat club was held the other evening
at the club house, when matters in connection with the N.P.A.A.O. regatta
were wound up and arrangements made
for the future," says a Nelson exchange.
"It was decided to order at once new
single and double racing shells, to be
delivered as quickly as possible. This
will permit more entries from Nelson
in future regattas.
"Messrs. F. D. Arundel and W. H.
Maudesley, being out of the city, their
places on the executive will be taken
by Messrs. N. S. Fraser and T. Del
"The date for the club's fall regatta
was set for Thursday afternoon, September 6th, and the committees are now
actively at work making preparations
for the event.
"After passing resolutions of thanks
to the citizens and others for assistance
in the successful N.P.A.A.O, regatta
here last month, the meeting adjourned."
Hindoo Invasion.
SCENE—Dainty drawing room in Victoria.
SERVANT—"Will mem sahib take tea?"
MISTRESS-"Yes, Marwar, if it is really good."
SERVANT—"I will go even now! Will depart old tea; will bring you
cup of DIXI TEA from Marwar's home in India."
MISTRESS—"Marwar, this is excellent tea; but I did not know your
home was at Dixi H. Ross & Co., n Government Street,
Victoria, B. C!"
There  is  no  eloquence  like that  of
being silent on another's faults.
A straight life is the shortest distance
between honesty and honor.
Special   Bargains  to
Wind Up An  Estate.
6j4 acres in the North
End, only 20 minutes walk
to Post Office, with southern aspect, $600 per acre,
5 acres is all cleared and in
high state of cultivation.
Seaview lots from $50 to
$100 each, chiefly cleared,
and ready for building on.
Easy terms if necessary.
The B. C. Land & Investment
Agency, Ltd.
Real Estate, Financial and
Insurance Agents,
Johnston's Transfer
I35 Douglaa St.    VICTORIA.
Driving Loads 75c. per hour.
BEE SUPPLIES.-Buckwheat, Fall
Rye, Clover, Timothy, Lawn Grass,
Ensilage Corn, Mangel, Turnip, Epe-
cial quotations in quantity.
Spray Pumps, Whale Oil Soap, Vegetable Plants.
Large Stock of HOME GROWN
Fruit and Ornamental Trees now matured for the fall trade.
No expense, loss or delay of fumigation or inspection.
Let me price your list before placing
your order.
We do business on our own grounds
—no rent to pay, and am prepared to
meet all competition.
Catalogue Free.
3010 Westminster Foad,      j
Vancouver, B.'J.
The Taylor Mill C<
All kinds of Building Material,
North Government St., Victoi
I Tally-Ho Picnic
on the famous ^
White Tally-Ho
I The cover protects from rain and sun
Yates Street Victoria
Fashionable Pastime of the Day
Afternoons 2 to 5, evenings 7.30 to 10.30
Courteous and competent instructors
free for ladies.
Boys under 10 not allowed on floor at
evening sessions.
Excellent orchestra.
Only first-class patronage solicited,
In the Newest Shade.
An excellent material for
ladies' riding and travelling suits; 28 in. wide,
35 cents a yd.
Opposite Strand Hotel,
A. 0. F.
Grand Reunion of Forestfj
at Nanaimo
August 18th
Cheap excursions from Victori
$1.50 the Round Tt
Children under 12 half price.
Trains leave Victoria at 8 a.m. sh
Don't forget the price, $1.50 THE WEfiK, SATURDAY, AUGUST i8, 1906.
At The Street
Assuredly this is a material age, and
Ine in which even the working classes,
B> use a much-misunderstood expres-
lon, are so wedded to the fetish of
lammon that they have lost their appreciation of things artistic, and at the
ime time their imagination. This is
ie only possible explanation of the at-
tude of the labour leaders at the
past towards the Hindus who have
Sen aimlessly drifting around Victoria
lis week and last. That there could
lve been any serious fear of competi-
on is too ridiculous a suggestion to be
ititled to a moment's   consideration.
(hey are too much of the Lounger
pe to threaten any of our established
orkers. Personally I do not think
ey should be allowed to work at all.
hey look too fragile, not to say ef-
jeminate, but they add greatly to the
Kicturesqueness of the city, and it
pottld be a good investment to import
I, few thousand and distribute them
^long the Coast to relieve the appear-
ince of incessant hustle and roar
vhich characterize Western cities in
jeneral,  and  Victoria in particular.
What could be more interesting than
0 watch a group of a dozen Hindus
neander down Government street?
Vhat a silent rebuke to the hurry of
he age! What a sublime lesson in pa-
ience. No haste, no inartistic effort,
10 strained visage. With their oriental
urban, their long coajt, their baggy
ants, their attenuated forms they lei-
Iiurejy steal along almost on tiptoe^
Vifh apologetic air and placid coun-
enance they regard every person they
neet with a wistful glance, as of a
talf-frightened child. Noiseless and
tarmless are the two words that best
[escribe them. Once here, who would
e without them? A living epistle seen
nd read of all men.     A    rebuke to
Itrenuous toil. Content with their
aberdine and rice, they are the latest
ecruits to the select coterie of loung-
.rs. Long may they flourish, a whiff of
|)ricntalisni straight from the Bazaar.
' That Conan Doyle's reputation as a
writer rests mainly on his creation of
Sherlock Holmes is generally admitted,
nd we have all enjoyed the delightful
lysteries which be has unfolded for
s in the pages of that fascinating re-
(Most of us have wondered how it is
lone, and why he has no successful
mitators. Detective Palmer, of this
ity, is no mean representative of the
ype of which Sherlock Holmes is such
brilliant example, as the following
Incident will show:
One  day  this  week  I   was   in  The
Veek office, and after enjoying a smoke
lid my pipe on the table, and  when
oing out forgot to take it.   When I
iscovered my loss I was across James
■ay.   I hurried back, for the pipe was
. genuine meerschaum, the gift of my
bllege  tutor,  and  very highly prized.
j|n re-entering the office, which is never
licked,   I   found   everything   as   when
left except that the pipe was missing.
, here on the table lay a little tobacco
sh which had fallen out of the bowl,
lowing exactly where it had lain, but
ie pipe was not there.
I telephoned for   Detective   Palmer,
id met him ten minutes later at the
irner    of    Yates    and    Government
reets.    Rather volubly and excitedly,
fear, I told him the story, and we re-
ired to the office.
We had no sooner reached  the  up-
!nirs than he asked me the somewhat j
preotyped question, Did I suspect any-!
|e?    I could only assure him that I'
,d  not   the   slightest   suspicion,    but
bnght it possible some late caller had
tlked in,  and, finding no-one there,
d noticed the pipe and quietly appro-
ated it.
'Well," said he, in a decisive man-
, "It has been stolen by a woman,
is very tall, wears a club sole on
left   foot,  and  comes  from  Chi-
io say that I was thunderstruck is
ing very little. The robbery had
y taken place twenty-five minutes
ore, he had not heard of it until I
told him, and yet here he was actually
describing  the  thief!
Of course my first thought was that
he knew such a person, and knew her
to be a thief, but he assured me that
this was not so, and that it was all a
matter of deduction.
By this time I was far more interested in the problem of his discovery than
in the loss of my pipe, and begged him
to tell me how he had arrived at such
an astounding conclusion whilst walking from Yates street to the office.
With a half-pitying smile he bade me
accompany him to the bottom of the
stairs. "Now," said he, "the staircase
and walls have been painted today and
are not quite dry. Notice although the
steps are not painted the "risers" are.
"1 know that tlle thief was a woman
because her skirts have brushed each
"riser" as  she  went  up.
"I know that she was lame, having the left leg shorter than the right,
because she has touched the "risers"
with the toe of her boot at almost
every step, and marked the paint, and
the mark of the left toe is in every instance about an inch higher than that
of the right.
"Then, when turning into the office,
the brim of her hat, being a wide one
with long plumes, has just caught the
door frame and removed a little paint—
by which we shall easily identify her
"But," demanded I, staggered, in the
face of so simple yet conclusive an explanation, "how on earth do you know
that  she comes  from  Chicago?"
"Oh," replied.he, "that is the easiest
of all, "the steps are twelve inches
wide; yet her toes reached to the
I collapsed, and have been wondering ever since whether Detective Palmer "sat" for the study of Sherlock
Holmes. I think he must have done,
and the proof is that the following
morning he found the lady and the
Oh for a day of W. S. Gilbert to do
justice to the extraordinary spectacle of
a band fo convicts boycotting an Oxford graduate because he was not respectable enough to associate with. This
is  what  happened to One Rausswarm,
who stole the money Bowerman, a fellow prisoner, gave him to pay his debts,
lt would be  interesting to know just
where a respectable convict draws the
line,   obviously   above   the   treachery
limit.    Men  are jailed  every day  for
various crimes, ranging from petty lar
ceny to grievous assaults, yet they instinctively   feel   that   the   traitor   is  a
, below    them all, and   they    refuse to
! talk, eat, or associate with him. Here
] is a basis on which to work out prison
: reform not hitherto suggested.  It opens
j up a vista of   great possibilities and a
j revolution in social ideas which, if car-
1 ried to its logical conclusion, might result in a jubilee for confirmed criminals, and the incarceration of traitors of
every race and clime.
A well known man about town, stand
ing at the Driard bar the other day, titer a talk about matrimony, suddenly
turned to his companion, a travelling
man, and said:
"I'll make a little bet with you.
You've been a victim of matrimony for
five years, but I'll wager a good cigar
that you can't, 'off hand,' tell your
wife's height, weight, and the color of
her eyes and hair. Quick now—without stopping to think—is it a go?"
"Sure," replied the married man. 'I'll
smoke on you."
'All right, go ahead with the description. But be careful—I am acquainted with her. What does she
"A hundred and thirty-three. That's
easy—we both got weighed a few days
"Very good. What's the color of her
"Why, black, that is, pretty neat-
black—a sort of brownish black, with
a kind of a—er—reddish tinge."
"Get out, that doesn't go. Reddish-
blackish-brown doesn't mean anything.
How tall is she?"
"Well, the top of her head just
conies to my chin, and I am five feet
eleven inches. She's about—let me see
—about five feet two."
"What's the color of her eyes?"
"Blue—no, by jinks! I believe
they're gray. Confound it! I guess I
lose the bet. Seems to me one eye is
blue, but I distinctly remember looking
at one of them the other day and  it
was gray. Or, maybe it was one of my.
stenographers' eyes I noticed. Darned
if I know."
"Just so," scornfully remarked the
bachelor. "But, never mind, you do
as well as the average man can. Not
one in ten can give an accurate description of his wife.
"I saw an instance of it this morning in the C.P.R. railway ticket office.
An old married man was buying tickets
for himself and wife—the tickets that
have descriptions of the purchasers
punched in them—and he couldn't get
his wife's transportation until he had
gone home and taken a look at her.
"I have solved the servant problem,''
said the woman with the compressed
lips and the determined eyes.
"You have?" asked the other person.
"I have. When things get to such a
pass that the hired girls want three
days out in the week, want the use of
the parlor every other night and Sunday afternoon, want me to play soft
love-songs while they are entertaining
their beaus in the kitchen on other
evenings, insist on the privilege of dictating what groceries and meats I shall
buy, claim the right to wear my bonnets and clothes, dictate whether or no
I shall keep a dog or a child, succeed
in having my house decorated and furnished to accord with their tastes, and
 .    Well, when things are as they
are, I am just  "
"Not going to keep servants any
"Better than that.   I am going to hire
out  as  a  servant  and  enjoy  life!"
Her Wisdom.
"Girls!" quietly called old but eminently astute Aunt Broadhead.
"Ma'am?" they replied, as they fluttered obediently to her.
"Always remember, girls, that when
a man professes to have a 'fatherly interest' in you his own daughters need
it, that your own father can sufficiently
supply you with it, and that it is the
oldest of all stories, save one, in the
Natural Enough.
'Why does he behave in that silly
fashion  when he's  with her?"
"Oh! that's his fiancee; she simply
owns him."
"What has that to do with it?"
"Well, under the circumstances, it's
natural for him to behave like one possessed.—Philadelphia Public Ledger.
Charity   exercised  for  sin   covering
purposes is entirely too thin.
There is plenty of room at the top,
and plenty of golden opportunities at
the bottom.
A great many husbands who think
their wives believe all their excuses are
themselves deceived.
The fellow who works only for pay
per day seldom has the pleasure of seeing the pay envelope growing larger.
Defeat is the acid that tests a man's
Love Afield.
If I were a bit of sunshine,
All warm from the heaven above,
I'd touch you in golden glory
Till your heart was aglow with love.
And if I were a cloud of summer,
Then the sun would forget to shine,
I'd shadow the world about you—
Till you put your hand in mine.
If I were a bird, my lady,
I would sing you a song so sweet
That your heart of hearts must listen
To the lover at your feet.
If I were the breeze above us,
I would whisper as men might pray,
Of faith and of trust and of honor,
Till I drove all your doubts away.
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The London Spectator comments upon the fact that one of the signs of the
times in English society is the revival
of platonic friendship, and declares that
shortly no menage will be completed
without one. Thc subject is as old as
the hills, and as human nature is the
same in all ages there is nothing new
to be said, and 1 am not going to say it.
'there are, however, on this, as on most
kind kindred topics affecting the relations of the sexes, many things which
might be repeated with advantage and
others which may be re-set in the light
of twentieth century developments.
Never have they been so succinctly
and tersely stated as in the "Pilgrims'
Scrip"—that vade mecum of the Vere
de Veres. I should, however, premise
an iteration of these maxims by pointing out that the term "platonic" is entirely misapplied when used in connection with that relation between the sexes
which it is taken to mean in latter dav
Originally, of course, it meant simply
pure friendship among men banded together for a common purpose, suffused
with a touch of that affection which we
are told existed between David and
Jonathan, and which lhe sacred historian tells us "passes the love of women."
Now it is used lo denominate the relation supposed to exist between a man
and a woman who arc willing and presumably able to forget—everything.
The raison d'etre of platonic friendship is that there is either some obstacle to thc consummation of that closer relationship between the man and
the woman which nature and the wisdom of the ages have sanctified, or
that there is no desire for it. Needless
to say the former is invariably the case,
the latter rarely. The obstacle may be
of various kinds but in nine cases out
of ten it consists of a small piece of
blue paper about eight by five.
The first problem presented for the
consideration of the student of human
relationships is whether there are any
circumstances which justify the fonn-
irg of such an attachment, and next
whether the blue paper is to be regarded
as a bar. To answer the lirst question
in the affirmative involves repudiation
of the law of nature which decrees that
the ultimate goal of affection between
man and woman is possession. This
is an axiom, and therefore cannot be
denied, but whilst this is the elemental
and primal force without which the race
would die out there arc within the
bounds of possession wide ranges of
possibility which do not necessarily include the material.
No doubt to exclude that is possible
only to the few which is another way
of saying that the relations of platonic
friendship arc possible only to the few.
The record of cases which have not
ended in disaster are rare. This must
be because of the complexity of the human heart, whicli cannot always be relied on lo maintain a steady uniform
heal  under  trying circumstances.
Starting out with the purest intentions
an unexpected turn of fortune, an over
whelming wave of sympathy, possibly
the vista of greater happiness bursts the
barriers and the angels weep, while
Mephistopheles chuckles.
Yet there is another side to the question. There are men and women whose
lives are dominated by purity, who have
ideals, and who are capable of maintaining them at all hazards, and if needs be
dying for them. There are noble women who have successfully withstood
the severest siege, and emerged unscathed ; there are men who are not the
less men because they have learnt
through fiery flames to master themselves. They may be few, but in every
age they are the strength of the race.
Such people meet often when it is
too late to form the one attachment
which by universal consent would fur.
nish their natural habitat. Is there no
via media? To accept such a conclusion is to elevate the gross above the
ethereal, is to exclude everything which
does not embody the material. Has life
no compensations for those who have
not found every longing of their higher
being satisfied by contracts in the making of which tliey often have no voice,
or from which a rude awakening is not
uncommon? Is it better to wreck a life
by the unremitting pressure of a galling
yoke than to allow scope for the exercise of other gifts than those which are
of necessity demanded by the faithful
fulfilment of a legal contract?
But that is not all. Is there nothing
to be said for tbe right of the individual to self development? Is this life
all? Is it certain that blue papers are
current in the next plane of existence
to which we may gravitate, or are the
ancients right when they predicate the
final union of all spiritual affinities?
Certain it is that people so gifted that
the pursuit of the highest and best in
human nature is the zest of life have
demonstrated their right to communion
which may be productive of self-development upon the highest plane, and
without which noble natures can never
attain their fruition. After all, what is
living but putting forth the best that is
in us? And what can call that forth but
the being with kindred thoughts and
ideals? Does not this answer the Spectator that only on such a plane as poor
despised Bohemian has tried to pourtray
is that misnomer platonic friendship
possible; on any other basis it is not
merely a farce but a positive danger,
and is too often used as a cloak for
closer intimacy. Finally there are a
few, and only a few, capable of entering into its holy of holies but they are
tbe ones who preserve our faith in the
tut ure of the race and the possibility
of moral conquest.
I greatly fear this dissertation will
offend the literary taste of my indolent
and insouicint friend Lounger, but
even I sometimes weary of Badinage,
and a peep at the "Pilgrim's Scrip"
started me ruminating on the Spectator's article, so if my readers will tolerate one serious column I promise them
that wc will next week revert to the
Badinage of
By Theodosia Garrison.
Love laid his hands on my two hands
And straightway I was strong
lie held my eyes within his eyes
That they might see no wrong;
Mis kisses fell upon my lips
And left them filled with song.
The meanest task my hands may do
For Love's sake now is meet;
The meanest thing my eyes may see
Grows wondrous  and complete
And since my songs are all of him
They surely must be sweet.
Just as we are going to press we hear
from Vancouver that the Victoria representatives, Misses Pooley, Pitts and
the Misses Ryan and Messrs. Schwengers, McRae and Hunter are playing
up well toward the finals and there is
more than a possibility that all the prizes
will come to the Capital City.
AT THE GORGE-The London Bioscope is delighting thousands at the
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The D. B. A. Matches.
The British Columbia Rifle Association will be particularly well represented at the D. R. A. meet which opsn in
Ottawa in a few days. All told eighteen of British Columbias best shots will
participate in the shooting, and it is
expected that some of the prizes will
come back to British Columbia. , In
these matches Victoria will be well to
the front, and will be represented by
six of her most reliable shooters. The
list of those who will be present from
British Columbia will be: From the
Mainland—Lt.-Col. J. White, Capt. J.
D. Stuart, Capt. H. Forrest, Capt. J.
Sclater, Capt. H. McHarg, Lieut. T.
Cunningham, Sergts. Moscrop, Perry
and Ferris, Capt. Bliss, Pte. Fisher,
R. M. R. Pte. Lenman, R. M. R. Victoria— C.S. M. J. Caven, Staff-Sergt.
F. Richardson, Staff-Sergt. H. Lettice,
Sgt. G. S. Carr, Sgt. A. Brayshaw, and
Cpl. Butler. With the exception of
Caven all of the Victoria men will journey the entire distance to Ottawa, Caven joining them at that place on his
way home from Bisley. By having
such a large representation, Victoria
will have a team in the Lansdowne,
Walker and Kirkpatrick matches, while
Vancouver, besides entering a team in
these matches, will also shoot for the
Gordon Highlanders' trophy. Fred
Richardson will be the first to start for
Ottawa, leaving this morning for Vancouver en route, the remainder all leaving together on the 14th inst.
On Tuesday, the 21st inst., the annual matches of the Ontario association, in which a number of Victorians
are competing, opens. Appended is a
complete list of the competitions in
their proper order;
Tuesday, Aug. 21st.—Canada company, 200 and 500 yards; Canadian
club, 600 yards; City of Toronto, 500
and 600 yards; School Cadets match,
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Wednesday, Aug. 22nd.—McDonald
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Thursday, Aug, 23rd.—Osier match,
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Friday,    Aug.     24th.—Tait-Brassey
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the following extra series will be held
each day: Revolver match, B. S. A.
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spent six weeks in a western town. He
states the West is American rather than
Canadian, and warns the people of the
East that they must look after the
West if it is to be preserved as a Canadian country. He says: ''The West
is above all American, lt has American morals rather than Canadian morals.
Its development has been marvellous,
lt therefore concerns the province of
Quebec to have out there a representation of their race and numerous enough
to exert some influence. I think it
would also be of interest to English
Canadians, as such a representation
would serve as a counter-balance to tbe
Americans, who are as different from
English Canadians as they are from
French Canadians. It seems to me essential that the West shauld preserve
its Canadian character, for, as a friend
of Canada, I should not like, for example, to see Manitoba resemble Minnesota. The East, therefore, must not
lose interest in the West, so that Canada shall be for Canadians. Undoubtedly the superiority of Canadian institutions will facilitate the assimilation of
immigrants of diverse races, but, at the
same time, it would be imprudent to;
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British Columbia
To form a just estimate of the extent and importance of the agricultural areas of British Columbia one
must make many excursions to the
north and south of the main Hue of
the Canadian Pacific Railway—over
its branches and steamboat connections—and even then, if be trusts to
what he may be able to see from the
car window or the deck of a lake
steamer, his knowledge will be far
from complete. In the Shuswap and
Okanagan Valleys, for instance, for
every acre of arable land within sight
of the railway or lake there are
thousands hidden away behind the
beautiful grass covered hills which
border the highway of travel, and the
same may be . said of Kootenay,
Boundary, Arrow Lakes, Similkameen
and other districts. The agricultural
capabilities of the many sections of
Southern British Columbia are, as a
matter of fact, only beginning to be
realized. So far they have been
practically ignored for the mineral
seeking prospectors who lirst invaded the country had no eye for aught
save the object of their quest. Now,
however, branch lines of railway and
lake steamers are enabling a new
class of men to enter and explore this
lnnd of promise and many have embarked in fruit growing, mixed farming nnd dairying.
The agricultural and pastoral lands
are not restricted to a small proportion of the total acreage, for Professor Macoun, after personal investigation on the ground, says: "The
whole of British Columbia, south of
52 degrees and east of the Coast
Range, is a 'grassing country up to
11,300 feet, and a farming country up
to 2,500 feet, where irrigation is possible." Tbis is a most important
statement and its truth is being continued by the practical experience of
settlers who have established themselves in the country. Within the
boundaries thus roughly defined by
Professor Macoun the capabilities
of the soil are practically unlimited.
All of it that is not too elevated to
serve only for grazing purposes will
produce all the ordinary vegetables
and roots, much of it will grow cereals to perfection, while everywhere
the hardier varieties of fruits can be
successfully cultivated. As far north
as the 52nd degree it has been practically demonstrated that apples will
flourish, while in the southern belt
the more delicate fruits, peaches,
grapes, apricots, etc., are an assured
crop. Roughly estimated, the extent
of these fertile lands may be set
down at one million acres, but this
figure will probably be found far below the actual quantity capable of
cultivation when the country has
been thoroughly explored. The anticipation of such a result is justified
from the fact that at several points
in the mountains even in the most
unpromising looking localities, where
clearing nnd cultivation has been
attempted it has proved successful.
R Sheep Ranch Near Kamloops,
In several instances also, bench land,
pronounced only fit for pasturage by
"old timers," has been broken and
cropped with very satisfactory results. The agricultural lands just
mentioned are located as follows:
Okanagan 250,000
North and  South Thompson
Valleys     75,000
Nicola,    Similkameen    and
Kettle River Valleys ....   350,000
Lillooet nnd Cariboo    200,000
East and West Kootenay ..  125,000
West of the Coast Range are several extensive tracts of arable laud
of the richest quality, notably  the
Cattle Grazing on Vancouver Island.
Lower Fraser Valley, Wesminster
District, Vancouver Island and adjacent islands in the Gulf of
Georgia. These sections of the province are recognized as agricultural
districts and are fairly well settled,
but much of the land is still wild and
until led. North of the main line of
the Canadian Pacific Railway, on the
Pacific slope, and but partially explored, nre vast areas of agricultural
and grazing lands, which will be turned to profitable account when the
country is a few years older. Much
of this northern region is fit for
wheat growing, anil all of it will produce  crops  of  the  coarser  cereals.
roots and vegetables, except the
higher plateaux, which will afford
pasturage to countless herds of eat-
lle, horses and sheep. Some of these
districts, best known and in which
settlements have been established, arc
Chilcotin, Neei'hacn, Blackwater,
Bulkley, Oosta, Kispyox, Skeena and
Peace Kiver Valleys, and they nre
estimated to include some 6,500,000
acres. That this is a conservative
estimate is clear from the fact that
the late Dr. Dawson and Professor
Macoun credited that portion of
Peace River Valley lying within British Columbia with 10.000,000 acres of
wheat land.
J. * Short Story *
(A Tale of the Prairies.)
By W. B.
(Continued from last week.)
I knew I snould have to use a little
diplomacy with my young gentleman,
so I first gave him a full history of the
case, telling him all that had been done
up to date, and then unfolded my suspicion as to thc Indian encampment,
and finally told him that as MacRae
and Lebau had their hands full in other
directions I had sent for him lo assist
by going among the Indians to fathom,
if possible, the secret. When I had
finished his face was a study. Astonishment and doubt strove for the mastery, then he blurted out:
"But, Major, I never played the detective in my life, and I am sure I
should make a mess of it,"
'You must allow me to be the judge
of that," I replied, and seeing him waver added, "I know you are willing to
do whatever you can to aid the service,
even if this were not a special scheme
of my own."
Of course he finally acquiesced, although not without much misgiving,
but discipline and a high sense of duty,
which always animated him, prevailed.
It only remained for me - to give him
definite instructions and outline hist
course of action. I concluded that it
would be fatal to our project if the
encampment knew that he had any connection with the service, so I arranged
that he should go down there fitted
out as a young English hunter in quest
of sport, and there was the less difficulty in compassing this because many
such were beginning to drift into the
West, and the Indians were always
sought as guides on account of their
knowledge of the prairie, and their unequalled skill in securing a quarry. I
also decided not to say anything to
Paget about Watchita, as I knew he
would resent the suggestion to make
use of her in the matter. At the same
time, I felt thai 1 was perfectly safe
in leaving events to shape themselves,
little doubting that things would drift
in the direction I anticipated, a conjecture that was justified in the end,
as you will sec.
So properly equipped for a month's
shooting, and escorted by an old settler
who was well known to the Indians,
Paget started for the camp; and if I
had any misgivings about the risk he
might run in the event of his mission
being detected, I felt sure that his prudence and sagacity would keep him
from making any slip that would reveal
his object; while I had every confidence
that his genial manner and personal at-,
tractiveness would completely disarm
suspicion, and probably make him a
general favorite there as elsewhere. I
arranged lo send a messenger every
night, the distance to the camp being
short, so that whenever he had a report
to make lie could do it in safety, and
we should be kept in touch with one
As circumstances shaped themselves
bis stay was not as long as expected,
and beyond short verbal messages
which conveyed nothing important, I
only received three reports from him
during the time. As they tell their own
.story I will read than to ynu:
I'Cree   Encampment,   Qu'Appelle,
251I1  September,  1S78.
"Dear Major—
"1 arrived safely just a week ago;
was well received, and comfortably
lodged by the Chief Katoucha, who is
a fine old fellow, and has treated me
with uniform kindness. I have been
out hunting every day, aud, having been
fairly successful, both with buffalo and
duel, have managed to live up to my
reputation. Between times I have kept
both eyes and ears open for any elite
lo what we want to know, but so far,
nothing has transpired. From the man-,
ucr and hearing of the chief T am convinced that if any of his tribe arc guilty
he is ignorant of the fact. Of course
my knowledge nf lhe Indian character
is   very   limited,   but   T  have   not   seen
among these men anyone who strikes
me as being a criminal by instinct, still
I shall beep a sharp look-out.
"You did not tell me that the chief
has a daughter, who speaks English
well, and is very intelligent. I hope
later on to be able to learn something
from her as to the character of the men
of the tribe, and this may help us to a
"I am, sir, your obedient servant,
"Shirley Paget  (Lieut.)"
As the Major finished there was the
shadow of a smile hovering about his
mouth; and I knew it meant that although twenty years had passed he still
cherished recollections of the romance
of which the concluding paragraph of
tbe letter he had just read was the
lirst indication.
The next letter came a week later
and was as  follows:
"Cree   Encampment,   Qu'Appelle,
ist October,  1878.
"Dear Major—
I begin to think I had better return,
as after a fortnight's effort I am just
as far as ever from making any definite
discovery, and for other reasons, unless you have received special information strengthening your conviction that
the guilty party is an Indian, I should
be glad to shorten my stay here. Since
my last report I have continued my role
of sportsman, although under different
auspices. I thought it well to cultivate
the better acquaintance of the chief's
daughter, for the purpose I mentioned
in my last, and found her not unwilling to be quite friendly. On the last
three hunting trips she has accompanied
me; we confined ourselves to the lake,
and managed each time to bring back
as many ducks as the canoe would safely carry. What a sportswoman Watchita is! She insisted on paddling the
canoe herself, laughingly remarking, to
my protest, that I had learnt pretty
well, but she was born to it. Then for
every bird that I shot she shot two,
and seemed to know all the shelter on
the margin of the lake where we could
seek cover. She is so modest and refined that it is hard to believe she is
an Indian, although she moves with a
degree of agility and a gracefulness
that I never saw in a white girl. ("Oh,
Lieutenant," ejaculated the Major,
"what has this to do with wour mission?") When I led the conversation
to the subject of the tribe, and especially the conduct and behaviour of the
men, she was very frank, and assured
me they were harmless and loved
nothing so much as to hunt, practice
their sports, and decorate their headdress, which occupied much of their
time. She admitted, however, that
they were too fond o£ 'fire-water,'
which, as she said, made the poor Indian
'wild,' and she inveighed bitterly against
the white man who brought it into the
country. When I asked here if there
were any bad men in the tribe I
thought she hesitated a moment, and
she certainly colored, but quickly recovering her self possession, replied:
'No, not one I would call bad.'
"It was late when we reached the
camp last night, for Watchita had paddled back leisurely, and indeed I was
nothing loth. It was a lovely evening,
and a luxury to sit on the pile of game
and watch lhe clear sky, the rosy sunset, and the musical tones of Watchita's
voice. When we landed I noticed a J
young Indian of strong build and tower-1
ing figure lingering near the shore, j
Watchita saw him at the same moment and called to him. As it was in
their own tongue 1 could not understand what she said beyond his name,
but I saw him frown and turn on his
heel with a scowl without waiting to
speak. It flashed across me that the
scowl was intended for my benefit, but
whether tllat was the case, or whether
it was the result of what Watchita said
to him, I dn not know. Before parting,
however, doubtless thinking that some
explanation was due, she confided to
me that he was a source of annoyance
lo her, and I easily conjectured why. I
shall   inquire   further  about   'Taoni.'
"This' is all T have to say, sir, except
tllat I wish to repeat my request to be
recalled, as I fnrsee little advantage to
ynu. and only trouble fnr myself and
others if I remain here much longer.
"I am, sir, your obedient  servant,
"Shirley Paget (Lieut.)"
Now,     said   the   Major,    this   letter
caused me some anxiety. I did not
want the relations between my lieutenant and Watchita to assume any degree
of seriousness; yet this seemed probable, or why was he so anxious to return? At the most I had counted or
his winsome manner and sunny chara%,
ter securing her confidence; but littn.
did I dream that such an improbable
thing would happen as that a refined,
highly cultured, and fastidious English-
| man would fall in love with an Indian
maiden, however charming. Yet who
could have told better than I that love
knows no limits; that it is prompted
by nature herself, and is not the outcome of culture or training; that to be
either genuine or lasting it must have
passion; and that a man's one chance
of happiness in life consists in throwing aside every restraint when he knows
he is face to face with the only woman
in the world for him, and takes his
"share of bliss" while he can?
Then there was the danger that a
jealous brave like Taoni might wreak
his vengeance on one whom he was
probably disposed to regard as a successful rival, and after all Paget's
safety was my chief concern.
I decided to take one day to consider about his recall, and then to act,
but the matter was taken out of my
hands by an occurrence of the most astounding character, which removed all
our difficulties, and hastened the investigation to a most unexpected and
dramatic conclusion.
Whilst Paget had been working in
one direction, and MacRae in another,
it must not be supposed that Lebau had
bee idle, although silent. To my repeated enquiries he would make no
satisfactory reply, but at this I was not
surprised, knowing him so well. On
the morning, however, after the receipt
of Paget's letter he presented himself
at the quarters and asked me to issue
a warrant for the arrest of John and
Harry Ross for the murder of Quinn,
and the look of triumph on his face
shewed that at last he had something
important to tell and was assured of
'Who are  these men?"  I  asked.
"Ross boys," he replied, "sons of old
Jack Ross. You mind Indian woman
talk to you about axe? Jack Ross her
husband.   Bad half breed."
This revived a forgotten incident, and
I told Lebau to state fully what he had
discovered, and I would decide whether to arrest the men or not, as I
was determined not to make another
mistake, and did not forget that Pete
Lynham, and did not forget that Pete
Creek. Briefly, Lebau's story was as
His attention was first directed to
the Indian woman by her unusual enquiry of me in reference to the axe,
and his suspicion was aroused when, a
few days afterwards, she went to Sergeant MacRae with a similar question.
He then resolved to find out who she
was, and followed ner to her shack.
She turned out to be the wife of Jack
Ross, an old hunter who lived in a log
building on the edge of the prairie, and
who was now supported by his two
sons, Harry and John. The former
was a son by his first wife, a white woman, and was a fine looking young
fellow of about twenty-four, and a general favorite; the latter was a son of
the Indian woman, and bore an indifferent character, spending much of his
time at the saloons. The only other
member of thc family was a daughter,
Mary, full sister to John, but shewing
few signs of being a half-breed, and
when I afterwards saw her I shoul dnot
have known that such was the case but
for the darkness of her skin. She was
a fine looking woman, although scarcely twenty, with a strong well rounded
figure, regular features, a remarkably
piercing eye that flashed and burned i
wih passion whenever she was excited,
and a profusion of dark tresses, which
continually escaped from bondage, and
hung around her shapely neck and
shoulders. Lebau managed to strike up
an acquaintance with the family, the
more easily as the Indian woman professed to be a fortune teller, like many
others of her race. He secured her
confidence by paying her well to tell his
fortune, and then praising her skill,
and at lhe end of a fortnight had become an established favorite. They often spoke of the murder, and he noticed
that thc subject always produced excitement nf manner in the household, and
constant reference to thc axe.    Had it
been found? Why not? Then it occurred to him that there wes an easy
method of satisfying his suspicions. One
night he asked the woman if she
thought she could tell the whereabouts
of the axe by means of the cards. She
was sure she could, and so, after sundry preparations, and shuffling of the
cards, she spread them out on the table
and, in a sing-song tone, swaying her
body to and fro, whilst the whole family looked on, she described a hollow
ravine in the scrub, to the south of the
town, with the bushes growing along
the died up channel of a stream leading to Shoal Lake, and their branches
meeting above it. Upon being asked
by Lebau if there was anything special
to indicate the spot, she said there was
an elder bush with berries just beginning to form. Lebau laughingly pretended to discredit the statement and
pooh-poohed it as a joke. On the woman protesting that her statement was
correct he innocently asked if she
thought she could find the place. She
replied unhsitatingly that the boys could
do so easily from her description. The
seeced so astounding that Lebau fell
in with the suggestion, and although
Henry hung back a little and professed
that it was not worth the trouble, John
was quite ready and excited at the
prospect; so the three set out, and, according to Lebau, John walked straight
to the place and there, just as the woman described, they found the elder-
bush, and the dried up channel, and lying imbedded in sand, head downwards,
as if flung away carelessly, an ordinary
woodman's axe. Not feeling quite sure
how much of these proceedings was
comedy and how much might become
tragedy, although he had been areful to
maintain the strictest incognito and to
pose as a friend, Lebau had to proceed
very cautiously lest he should arouse
their suspicions, so he suggested that
they should leave the thing where it
was and let the police do their own
work, to which the others assented.
Late the same night Lebau returned to
the spot and secured the axe, which
had blood and hair adhering to the
blade. Next day he carefully examined
the ravine, and found new impressions
of a boot part way down the bank of
the stream, where there was a casing
of mud, now dry and caked, which corresponded with a pair of boots belonging to Harry Ross. On these facts I
had no difficulty in granting thc warrant asked for, and in addition a search
warrant, which yielded unexpected results in a coat, identified as having be!
longed to the murdered man, being
found in John Ross's box; so the two
men were arrested and next day safely
lodged in the barracks at Regina.
Meanwhile another surprise was in
store for -me in the form of a letter
from Lieutenant Paget, which had been
written the day after his previous one
and before I had replied to it. This
is the letter:
"Cree   Encampment,   Qu'Appelle,
and October,  1898.
"Dear Major—
'This is to inform you that I have
decided, with your permission, to leave
the camp tomorrow. I cannot remain
longer, for reasons which 1 will explain
when we meet; in fact, I should like to
leave today, but that 1 do not want to
create suspicion by a hasty departure.
"I am, dear sir, your obedient servant,
"Shirley Paget (Lieut.)'"
I naturally wondered what had happened to precipitate his decision, and
I was especially surprised in view of the
general tcnour of his previous letter.
However, as I had made up my mind
to send for him in any event, now that
Lebau had run the criminals to earth,
T wrote a short note saying that two
men, John and Harry Ross, the one a
half-breed and the other a white man,
had been arrested and charged with the
murder. This I despatched by the
same messenger, an old trapper, who
had brought Paget's note.
Nothing further transpired until that
evening, when, shortly after dusk, who
should walk into the barracks but
Lieutenant Paget and Watchita. To
say that I was astounded is to put it
mildly, and Paget's first words increased
my astonishment. Laboring under evident emotion he said: "Major, a great
mistake has been made—the Ross boys
are not guilty of Quinn's murder."
"Then who is?" I asked.
"Taoni, th!e Indian," he replied. "Wa-I
tchita has confessed as much to me."
In  spite  of  the  statement   agreeing!
with  my  own theory.    I  should have)
scouted  the idea now in view of the!
conclusive   evidence   furnished   by   Le-I
ban; but I must admit that the latteij
part of Paget's utterance caused me td
hesitate,  and before I could say any-]
thing, Watchita, who was in a state oJ
great   excitement,    sobbed   out,    "Sirl
Harry Ross and John Ross are innocent of Quinn's murder.    They shouk
be set at liberty.   Taoni is the murder
er,"    Now it is a trite saying that ";
straw   shews   which   way    the    win
blows,"  and but  for my noticing on
little   peculiarity   at    this   moment
should probably have been lead   on
false scent and lost more valuable timl
on -this matter; but there was an ill
definite    something    about    Watchita*
manner  which  set  me  thinking.    Sh
was, as I well knew, the soul of honoj
and even if, as I did not, and still
not  believe,  sne  could  be  induced  tl
tell a lie for any consideration, she cen
tainly could not do it without betraying
by  some  look  or gesture  that it  wa|
altogether   foreign   to   her   nature.,
therefore scanned her closely, and faun
in her whole bearing distress and evei
grief.    She was one who had receive!
a  blow   and  was  struggling  with   thi
stoicism of her race to master her feel
ings.    Then   I   noticed   that,   althougl
her  appeal  and  statement  were  mad<
with evident sincerity, she spoke witl
averted  head  and  panted  slightly  be
fore naming Taoni as the murderer,
looked from Watchita to her companl
ion, who appeared almost as much ail
fected,  but  I  quickly noted this  widf
difference,  that whereas his  solicitude
as evidenced by his whole manner, ant]
especially  by  his   pleading   glances   al
Watchita was entirely on her account!
she   was   thinking  of   another.     Win
could it be? and where was the linl
that  bound  this  to the  matter befon
us?    That I could not solve, althougl
the answer was soon to come from ai
unexpected  quarter.
Addressing Watchita I said: "Th
information on which these men hav
been arrested is very complete, an<
while I have no doubt you have gooi
grounds for what you have said I shal
require very strong proofs before I ca
accept your statement. What proof
have you?"
To my surprise she drew herself 11J
and in a firm voice, and with a proul
look, said, "The proofs will be forth!
coming at the right time, and if yoj
hang Harry Ross you hang an inno
cent man," and without another worfl
she had vanished before Paget and
had any knowledge of her intention.
He would have followed, but I signal]
led to him to remain, seeing more
this than he was aware of, and althougl
I should have been glad to speak thi
few words of comfort that he badl;
needed, for the drawn lines on his fac
showed he was suffering, I knew th
time for that had not arrived, so grasp
ing his hand, I told him to get ready fo
the ride to Regina early in the morn
ing, and bade him good-night.
I had seen enough to know that
could afford to disregard WatchitafJ
reference to Taoni, at any rale for thi
present, so I returned next day to Ref
gina, taking my staff, and a week htej
the sittings of the Court commwex
and the trial of the Ross brothers.
Meanwhile I had interviewed th. ot
sutlers, and while thc evidence was cori
elusive against both, it seemed almosj
impossible  to  believe  that  Harry  wa
a murderer.
He was a bright, fair lad, with blu
eyes and a kindly expression, and nd
only protested his innocence with uu
usual vehemence, but his brother da
claimed bitterly against his arrest, ar[
said, what was true, that everybody
would give him a good character,
must say that I was favorably impresl
ed with his appearance and demeanoj
and began to think it quite possib
that Lebau had been misled, and thi
the younger brother alone was concern
cd in the tragedy. I resolved to malf
further enquiries, and especially to
certain, if possible, why Watchita hi
intervened, although tit this I cotil
make a shrewd guess since my intej
view  with  Harry Ross.
(To be concluded next week.)
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if A Lady's Letter *
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Dear Madge:
Every year about this time the all-
plumage toque puts in its appearance,
and I was shown the other day several
of the latest models. These take the
form of neat, compact toques of the
torpedo and turban persuasion, and natural effects are chiefly aimed at. Needless-to observe that many of the colorings and specklings, although sufficiently akin to peacocks' neck and. pheasant
lines to warrant the assumption of natural plumage, are the production of
painstaking art. Particularly pretty are
the toques of soft greyish-blue plumage,
with jays' wings at either side. I have
noticed several smart toques after this
description on American tourists, and
I must say I consider them very trim
and smart looking for travelling. With
these hats are worn long chiffon veils,
in tan, grey, or white. It is a matter
for regret that tulle is always an impracticable item by the sea. The salt in
the air seems to impregnate its airy
meshes at once, rendering them damp
and sticky and altogether unsightly.
Hence the popularity of the chiffon veil,
which, after all, is perhaps more becoming and certainly more serviceable.
The unsophisticated damsel who declared that she preferred the tennis ip
the football season, because she could
wear so much prettier dresses at the
tournament than at the "soccer" or
''Rugby" matches, probably voiced the
opinion of a large proportion of her sex,
and certainly this season has done our
muslins and millinery full justice. But
light and dainty as are summer frocks
in general how very few achieve distinction. Some people who are ready and
willing to pay liberally for. the making.
of an ordinary gown are content to appear in an ill-fitting 'run-up" muslin
or linen, or else exploit an ambitious
design obviously never intended for expression in any material less airy than
taffetas, with a result that can be imagined. No style is prettier or more
distinguished looking in muslin than
the modified Empire suggestions, which
leave' to their wearers a decided waistline in front and at the sides, while
the fulness of the back breadth is arranged so as to describe perfectly graceful folds from the centre of the wearers' back downwards. A delightful
little gown in this "genre" is fashioned
of fine French muslin prettily flowered
with trails of delicate preen leaves and
pale pink rosebud". It has a slightly
transparent vest back and front of
piece Valenciennes mounted on sprigged
net with three tiny bars of white taffeta strapped across and finished with
a row of wee prim bows. A white
waistband vindicated the exclusion of
the more obvious pink. The change
which has come over the spirit of our
dreams in matters of personal adornment in the form of jewelry is very
notable. Thc barbaric manner of early
Victorian times, when bracelets were
manacles, brooches reached pudding-
plate proportions, earrings were heavy,
graceless pendulums, and lockets suspended from cables of gold or silver
resembling ship's hawsers, filled thc ancestral jewel-boxes with costly monstrosities, have departed. We have reverted to the ancient artistry of gem-
selting, to the delightful gold-work of
early Swiss and Austrian craftsmanship, to the elegant mounts of old
Italian workmen, and thc beautiful harmonies in colored gem-work which
were known as marcasite. All this,
united with a lace-like delicacy of design imposed by modern methods on
ancient tradition, makes the beautiful
pendants now on view at Challoner &
Mitchells, worthy indeed of a place on
the form of fair woman. Just now some
enamel-work pendants with jewels is
this company's latest novelty nnd triumph, while prices seem extraordinarily inadequate to the beautiful possessions borne away in exchange.
One becomes accustomed to artists'
catalogues and elegantly arranged
booklets in these days of very excellent
color-printing, but few can surpass thc
perfection arrived at by thc celebrated
firm of Weiler Bros, in their catalogue
of furniture that I had the good fortune to secure last week, accompanied
by a most artistic cushion cover. In
tbe thousand and one examples reproduced in this catalogue, one cannot find
a single model that is not in excellent
taste and intrinsically useful. I should
advise every housewife to possess her-
sef at once of one of these catalogues.
Preserving and canning season is upon us. The housewife's great opportunity is at hand, relieved, too, of much
of its olden-time hardships through the
materialization of that most inestimable
of domestic treasures and boons, the
gas-range. It becomes quite a different
mattter to take upon one's self the details of preserving and canning, the put-
ting-up of jams, jellies, pickles, etc.,
with this ever-ready helper rather than
through the medium of the coal range.
The gas-stove is most perfectly adapted to this sort of work. It can be adjusted and regulated instantaneously io
each and every desired change essential to the correct cooking of fruits,
syrups, etc. it can be lighted or extinguished at will. All this is in happy
contrast to the arbitrary conditions under which the work was anciently done.
By using a gas-range you pnserve
your cook, as well as cook your preserves. (Apologies to the man with
tire blue pencil).
At this season, when Nature provides
so generously the most delicious and
Healthful fruits, one should not omit to
act upon the counsel of a great authority 011 hygiene, who declaims against
the inexcusable neglect of those failing
to take advantage of this rich opportunity, as he urges the appreciation of
'•jam for the million, jelly for the luxurious, and juice for all."
In connection with preserving it must
be remembered that fine fruit of
fine quality alone should be used. One
cannot expect a rich fruity flavor in
preserves when such essence is not a
uart of the fruit itself in the' original
srate. Perfection of appearance, also,
is most desirable for canning or preserving fruits. Apropos, Dixi H Ross
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After the summer has passed, whether at home or at some resort, there
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before the family settles down for the
winter. The fall cleaning is as important to the health and comfort of
the family, and must be as thorough
as thai of the spring. Even a tightly
c'osed house seems to get dusty, and
every part of it must be gone over
thoroughly. If there is paper-hanging
or painting to be done, attend to it at
'•nee, and don't forget that the Melrose
Co. have the most artistic assortment
cf wall coverings, and that they make
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Where the Ways End.
What is the sorrow?   A little space—
The cry of the fallen in the race—
The dying cry which the world heeds
Ill remembered, or soon forgot.
Joy or sorrow will end in rest-
Dust, and a rose on a dreamless breast.
What is the sighing?   It is not long;
One in  lire end are the sigh  and the
One the faith, and one thc doubt,
The cry of the vanquished—the victor's
Victor and vanquished must creep for
Where the dust is blown o'er the dreamless breast.
And what  in the transient gloom  and
Is the beautiful love that wc cling to so?
The rose-red lip, and the sparkling eye?
A  gracious  greeting—a  sad  good-bye!
With pallid faces and lips grief presl
Tire lovers creep to the rose for rest.
So we smile at tire dark—on the pathway rough;
arehThsebllei2 3456 RPL5;    sM
There   shall   be    sunshine    and    rest
After tire stormy ways are past,
Rest shall be sweeter at last—at last!
Joy and  sorrow will end  in  rest-
Dust, and a rose on a dreamless breast.
—Atlanta  Constitution.
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Tn Will M. Cressy's One Act Comedy
"The Sailor and the Horse."
The Garnelles
In their Eccentric Comedy Acrobatic
Sketch, "My Brother Johnny."
Cora Beech Turner,
Serio-Comic and Vocalist.
Eddie Grav &Co..
"His Last Match."
Frederic Roberts,
Illusrated Soug, "In the Golden Au-
tum Time, My Sweet Elaine."
New Moving Pictures.
"The Holiday."
Prof. Nagel's Orchestra.
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Mrs. M. E. MacLeod,
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Hands Across the Sea,
Exchanges With Our Kindred.
An Idea for Mr. Haldane.
["Heroes," says Dr. Reich, "are men
Iho have been loved by their mothers,
Issed by them to any extent. It is
pt enough for some to have a kiss
bw and again, they should be kissed
ll day, five hundred, five thousand
Isses; and on the battlefield he will
111 five thousand of his enemies." We
Irnestly trust that Mr. Haldane will
' once take this matter in hand.—The
Anglo-Indian Respectability.
|Time was when, Mr. Kipling's stor-
Iof Simla being still in their first
:sh vogue, people at home entertained
me doubts as to Anglo-Indian respec-
sility. It was all a mistake, of
urse; the usual mistake of people
10 cannot see that are is not photo-
aphy, and that a piece of inspired
tprovisation, half pathos and half
n, is not a reporter's record.—Mail,
A Vanished Party.
I There is no longer a Tory party. If
Sere were, if Bolingbroke or Windham
w.ld revisit the scene of their great-
ess at Westminster, no one would be
ore astonished than they at the incred-
ile confusions and contradictions of
ie men now heedlessly called Tories.
-Liberty Review.
I Why Marriages Fail.
-The British girl of today is subject to
jmparatively few restraints at home,
id, therefore, considers those that are
lposed upon her to be peculiarly tire-
ime. It is generally to escape from
tese that she marries, and it then hor-
fies her to find there are other res-
aints in her new condition.—Marma-
jike, in Truth.
Not So Silly!
(Weary from the chase, the ostrich
the desert had stuck his head in the
"You silly bird," said the hunter,
bming up, "do you imagine I can't see
"You   mistake  my  purpose,"   replide
iie ostrich, with dignity. "Of course
j*u can see me; but you miserable,
lather-stealing, egg-hunting land pirie, I thus relieve myself of the neces-
|ty of seeing you."
Conscious that he had the better of
ie argument, the ostrich yielded forty
nllars' worth of plumes without a
Male Holiday Garb.
I Women are more sensible than men
the mater of dress in summer, and
!ie men of this country are far behind
ie Englishman of the Far East, whose
:>ol silk drill, and pique suits might be
lopted at our holiday resorts at least.
-The Queen.
"The BaUoon Neck."
I Before we are all whirled into the
stacies of the 'ballooning craze," let
ie warn readers against the "balloon
?ck," which, if we may judge from
ie recent race at Ranelagh, will hemic the fashionable affliction for those
ho assist in speeding the parting
.test at aeronautical functions. Prob-
ply as the sport grows we may cease
crane our necks when once 'they're
p."—Vanity Fair.
Chinese Alarms.
Yellow snow, due to the dust in the
mosphere, fell recently at Pekin for
vcral days, causing much stipersti-
Mis talk among the Chinese. They
call the ominous tradition that yel-
w rain fell at the time of the down-
II of the Ming dynasty, and wild ru-
ours are prevalent.—Korea Daily
;ws, Seoul.
Modern Toleration.
II f Thomas Paine could return with
e same views he held when hunted
:e a mad dog, he could easily heme one of the adored pastors of one
our most select churches.—Easier t
H"giiR, Portland, Maine.
volent and universal when he has got
one. Examine the faces of moderate
politicians (if you can endure the experience), and you will see that they
all sneer. The man who is really the
most fierce at heart is the man who
cannot find a cause to be fierce about.
—Illustrated London News.
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point   of   commencement,    containing   SO
acres, more or less.
Victoria, B.  C, July  11th, 1906.
NOTICE Is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase the west half
uf southeast quarter and west half of
northeast quarter, all in Section 8, Township 6, Coast Range 5, Bulkley Valley;
containing one hundred and sixty (160)
acres, move or less.
Dated July 25th, 1906.
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NOTICE Is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase the southwest
quarter section 17, Township 6, Coast
Range 5, Bulkley Valley; containing (160)
one hundred and sixty acres, more or less.
Aldermeie,  July 25,   1906. aull
Claim No. 1.
Further take notice that 30 days after
date I Intend to apply to the Honorable
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described
lands, commencing at post planted at the
N. B. corner of T. L. 7197, or on the line
at corner of said claim, thence W. 80
chains, N. SO chains, E. 80 chains, S. 80
chains to point of commencement.
Dated this 18th day of July, 1906.
p. Mcdonald.
Claim No. 2.
Take notice that 30 days after date I
Iniend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for a
special license to out and carry away
timber from the following described
lands: Commencing at post planted 30
chains from S. W. corner on the line of
T. L. 7197, thence N. 80 chains, thence W.
80 chains, S. 80 chains, E. 80 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated this 18th day of July, 1906.
p. Mcdonald.
No. 37.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, 1
intend lo apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Laads and Works for a special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate on
Kyuquot Sound,  Rupert District:
Beginning at a post planted near the
initial post of Application No. 26, thence
east 40 chains, ihence south 80 chains,
west 80 chains, north 80 chains, east 40
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Kyuquot Sound. June 14, 1906.
away umber from the following described lands: Commencing from a post planted at the northeast corner of a small
lake  about  one  mile  east  of  Kennedy
No. 28.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, I
intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate on
Kyuquot Sound,  Rupert District:
Beginning at a post planted on the
west side of Union Island about 20 chains
south of a group of small Islands in Blind
Entrance, thence 80 chains east, thence 60
chains north, thence 40 chains west,
thence 40 chains north, thence west about
20 chains to the shore of Blind Entrance,
thence southerly along said shore to
point of commencement.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
 -   uwuu.   ..ne   nine   coat   \jl   xieuueuy
LaKe, which appears to be the head
waters of Maggio Lake, marked A. M.'s
N. W. corner post, thence east eighty
180) chains, thence south eighty i8U)
chains, thence west eighty (so) chains,
thenee north eighty (80) chains, to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
May 30th, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a lease of the foreshore opposite Lots
45, 46 and 47, Esquimalt District.
Vancouver, B. C, July 4th, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a lease of the foreshore opposite Lqts
53 and 54, Metchosin District.
Vancouver, B. C, July 4th, 1906.
No. 20.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, I
Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate on
Tahsish Arm, Kyuquot Sound, Rupert
Beginning at a post planted on the
east boundary of Application No. 13,
about 60 chains south of the northeast
comer thereof, thence east 160 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 160
chains, thence south along said boundary
40 chain"; to point of commencement.
Kyuquot Sound. June 14, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, sixty days
after date, I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
tor permission to purchase the following
described land on Skeena River, in Range
V„ Coast District: Commencing at N. E.
corner of Kitsilas Indian Reserve at post
marked "H. M., S. E. corner"; thence
north 80 chains; thence west about 40
chains to Skeena River; thence following
the meandering of the Skeena River to
Intersection of Kitsilas Reserve northern
boundary line and river; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 400 acres, more or less.
Kitsilas, May 28th, 1906.
The Man Without a Cause.
|A cause is one of the normal needs
a  man, and  a man  feels not only
|uch  happier, but  much  more  benc-
NOTICE Is hereby given that, thirty
(30) (lays after dute, I Intend to apply to
the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for a special license to cut
and carry awny timber from the following
described lands, situated In Port Renfrew,
Renfrew District: Commencing at a post
planted nt the sotithenst corner of Section
Eighteen (18), Township Ton (10), marked
"Alexr. Young, S. E. Corner," tiience
eighty chains west; thence eighty chnins
nortli; thonce eighty chnins oast; thence
eighty chuins south to the place of commencement, containing 040 ncres.
Dnted   at   Tort   Renfrew   this lltli  dny
of August, 190(1.
No. 21.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, I
Intend lo apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate nn
Kyuquot Sound,  Rupert District:
Beginning at a post planted at the
southeast corner of No. 8 Application on
Tahsish Arm, thence north along the east
boundary of No. 8 40 chains, thence east
80 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence south about 20
chains to the shore, thence following the
shore southwesterly to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or
Kyuquot Sound. June 14, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I Intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
south half of Section 16, Township 4,
Range 5, Bulkley Valley, containing 320
acres, more or less.
Notice is hereby given tnat, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase Section Seventeen,
Township four, Range five, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
J. E. BATEMAN, Agent.
Aldermere, B. C, May 15th, 1906.
Claim No. 6.
Notice is hereby given that, two mouths
after date, I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing from a post planted at the northeast corner of a small lake'
about one mile east ol ivennedy Lake,
which appears to be the head waters of
Maggio Lake, S. J. F.'s S. W. corner
post, thence east one hundred and sixty
(160) chains, thence north forty (40)
chains, thence west one hundred nnd
sixty (160) chains, thence south forty
(40) chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
B, J. FL-...-.—.,
May 23rd, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, 30 days
after date, I intend to apply to tbe Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for special license to cut and carry away
timber from the following described land
ln Port Renfrew District, Vancouver Island, on the west side of the "iorJon
River, adjoining A. Wheeler's claim on
the southeast corner. Commencing at a
post on the northeast corner marked J.
Young's northeast corner, thence south
80 chains, west 80 chains, north 80 chains,
and east 80 chains to the place of commencement, containing 640 acres. Located June 9th, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, 30 days
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for special license to cut and carry away
timber from the following described land
In Port Renfrew District, Vancouver Island, adjoining A. E. Mannell's claims on
the southeast corner: Commencing at a
post on the northeast corner marked A.
Wheeler's (jr.) northeast corner, thenee
south 80 chains, west 80 chains, north 80
chains, and east 80 chains to the place
of commencement,  containing 640 sveres.
Located June 9th, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that, sixty days
after date, I Intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
fiermission to purchase the following
ands situated on Skeena River: Commencing at a post marked "W. H. Cooper's S. W. Co.," planted seventy-flve
yards from the junction of Gold Creek
with the Skeena River, on the up-stream
side, thence aest 40 chains, thence north
40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
south 40 chains to point of commencement.
June 16th, 1906.
No. 22.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, I
Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate on
Kyuquot  Sound,   Rupert  District:
Beginning at a post planted at the
northwest oorner of Application No. 8 on
Kokshittle Arm, thence east 40 chains,
north 80 chains, west 60 chains, south to
the shore of Kokshittle Arm, thenee
southeasterly along said shore to get one
mile of southing, thence east about 40
chains to a point north of the Initial
stake, thence south 40 chains to point of
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands anu Works for
permission to purchase the following
described land on the Skeena River, in
Range V,, Coast District: Starting from
a post marked "N. M., S. E„" placed
about 20 chains south of the S. W. corner of Lot 353, and thence north about
100 chains to the left bank of the Skeena
Kiver; thence following southwesterly
said bank to the north boundary of Lot
354; thence east and south along ihe north
and east boundaries of said Lot 354 to its
S. E, corner, and thence east 25 chains
about to point of commencement.
May 19th, 1906.
No. 23.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, I
Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate on
the Ka-o-wlnch River, Kokshittle Arm,
Kyuquot  Sound,   Rupert  District:
Beginning at a post planted on the
north boundary about 20 chains west of
the northeast corner of Application No.
7. on the east bank of the Ka-o-winch
River, thence east 20 chains, north 160
chnins, east 20 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or
Kyuquot Sound. June 14, 1906.
No. 24.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, I
Iniend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license
to cut nnd carry away Umber from the
following described land, situate on
Kyuquot  Sound,   Rupert   District:
Beginning at a post planted on the
soiuh shore of Narrow Gut Inlet, (hence
south SO chains, thonce east 40 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence east SO
chains, thenee nbout 40 chains north to
the shore of Narrow Gut Inlet, thenee
following the shore In a westerly direction lo point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
No. 25.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, I
intend to apply to the Chlei Commissioner
of Lands and Works fnr a special license
to cut and carry away Umber from the
following described land: situate on
Kyuquot  Sound,   Rupert  District:
Beginning at a posl planted at the
southeast corner of Appllca'lon No. 1, on
Kokshittle Arm, thence west SO chains,
thence south 80 chains, thence east SO
chains, thence north SO chains to point of
commencement, containing M0 acres more
or less.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1900.
NOTICE Is hereby given that, (10 dnys
nfter (Into, I, the undersigned, will npply
to the Chief Commissioner of Lnnds and
Works for permission to lease or purchase
the following described land, namely, In
Hcsnlt Harbor, Tltipnnn Arm, Nootkn
Sound, commencing nt a post mnrked ,T.
Mortimer, Southeast Corner, running 40
chnins west, thenee nortli to shore line.
thonce   following   thc   shore   line   to the
No. 26.
Take notice that, .10 days after dnte, I
intend to npply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands nnd Works for a special license
to cut and carry awny Umber from the
following described land, situate on
Kyuquot  Sound,   Rupert   District:
Beginning at a pnst planted on the
east side of a river unnamed entering Into Clan nlniek Harbor about V,i miles
from the mouth, thence ens: 00 chains,
north 80 chains, west SO chains, south SO
chains, east 20 chains tn point of commencement, containing G40 acres more or
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1000.
Claim No. 1.
Notice is hereby given that, two months
after date, I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and oarry
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing at a posi
planted at the south end or a rocky
knoll about 20 chains south of the head
of a small bay inside Rocky Island,
Kennedy Lake, thence east eighty (SO)
chains, thence south eighty (SO) chains,
thence west eighty (80) chains, thence
north eighty (80) chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or
Per M. J. HAUGEN, Agent.
May 29th, 1906.
Claim No. 2.
Notice is hereby given that, two months
after date, I intenil to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing at a post
planted at the south end of a rocky knoll
about 20 chains south of the head of a
small bay Inside Rocky Island, Kennedy
Lake, Ihence east eighty (80) chains,
thence north eighty (SO) chains, thenee
west elghly (SO) chains, thenee soii'.h
eighty (80) chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Per M. J.  HAUGEN, Agent.
May 29th, 1900.
Claim No. 3.
Notice is hereby given thnt, two months
afier date, I intend to apply to the lion.
Chief Commissioner Of Lands and Works
for a speclnl license lo cut and carry
away Umber from thc following described lands: Commencing at a post
planted at the head of a small bay near
the mouth of Elk River, Kennedy Lake,
thence south eighty (SO) chains, Ihence
easl eighty (SO) chains, thence north
eighty (80) chains, thence west eighty (SO)
chains to point of commencement, containing 040 acres, more or less.
July 4th, 190G.
Claim No. 4.
Notice Is hereby given that, two months
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lnnds and Works
for a speclnl license to cut and cany
away Umber from Uie following described lands: Commencing at post planted
20 chains east of 11. W. Moore's N, W.
corner pout, nenr the mouth of Elk River,
thence enst eighty ISO) chains, thence
north eighty (SO) chains, thenee wes;
eighty (SO) chains, thence smith eighty
(80) chains to point of commencement,
cnntalnlng 010 acres, mora nr less.
Per M. J. HAUGEN, Agent.
May 29th, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, sixty daya
atter date, I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
fiermission to purchase the following
ands, situate on Denise Arm: Commencing at a post marked "J. E. H. L.'s N.W.
Corner," thenee south 40 chains, thence
east 40 chains, thence north 40 chains,
thence west to point of commencement,
containing 160 acres, more or less.
June 16th, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to*purchuse the following described land on the Skeena River, in
Range V„ Coast District: Starting from
a post marked "J. W. F. S. E„" placed
on the west boundary of lot 312, Range
V., and thence south about 5 chains to
S. W. post of said lot, thence west about
50 chains to east boundary of Lol 190,
thence south about 15 chains to the left
bank of the Skeena River; thence northeasterly along said bank to the S. W.
corner of said Lot 312, and thence south
to point of commencement.
May 16th, 1906. _
Notice Is hereby given that, sixty days
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase the following
lands, situate at Dogfish Bay, Portland
Canal: Commencing at a post on shore
line marked "W. H.'s S. W. Corner,"
thence east 20 chains, thence north 40
chains, thenco west to shore line, ihence
southerly along shore line to point of
commencement, containing eighty a:res,
more or less.
Staked 26'h May, 1906.
Claim No. b,
Notice Is hereby given that, two months
after dnte, I Intend tn apply tn Ihe Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special  license  to  cut    nnd  carry
Notice is hereby given that, 00 days
after dale, I intend to apply ••> the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for -jermlsslon to purchase the following
described land on the Skeena River,
Range V., Coast District: Starting from a
post located at the northeast corner of
the Kllsllas Indian Reserve, and marked
"E. J. MoGeaohle, S. W. corner"; thence
north 40 chains; thence cast 40 chains;
thence south 40 chains; thence west 40
chnins ta point of commencement, containing 160 acres, more nr less.
Kitsilas, May 2Sth, l'JOG.
Notice Is hereby given that, 00 days
after date. I iniend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner nf Lands and Works
fnr permission t» purchase the following
described land, situated on the head of
the linlkiy River: Commencing at a post
marked R. B., N. W. corner, thence running west 00 cholns; thence south 60
chnins: thence east 00 chains; tiience
north 60 chains to pnlnt nf commencement, and containing 4S0 acres, more or
W, N. CLARK, Locator.
_ Bulkly Valley, J uly 3rd, 1000.	
Notice Is hereby given that, >!(t days
after date, I Intend to apply tn the Hon.
Chief Commissioner Of Lands and Works
fnr permission to purchase the following
described land on tlie Skeena River,
Range V., Const District: Commencing nt
a post located at the S. W. corner of E.
J. McGenchle's land nnd marked "J. M.
McGenchie's N. W. cornel"; tiience
south 40 chains; thence easl 41) chains;
thence north 10 chains; thence west 40
chains to point of commencement, containing 100 acres, more or less.
"Kitsllns. May 2Sth, 1900.
Notice is hereby given that, sixly dnys
nfter dnte, I Intend to npply to the Hnn.
Chief Ccmmlssloner nf Lnnds nnd Works
for permission to purchase the following
described lnnd on the right bnnk nf the
Skeenn River, Range V., Const Ulstrlct:
Commencing at a pnst mnrked "James
.1. Trorey, Inltlnl post," at the .v E. corner of the New Town Indian Reserve,
thence west, nlong the Indian Reserve
line, 40 chnins: thence north 40 chnins;
thence enst 40 chains; tiience south along
the Skeenn River to point of commencement, contnlnlng 160 ncres, more nr less.
Skeena River. May 'Jllh, 190C. 10
% Social and        *
* Personal. $
* v
Miss K. Gaudin left on Thursday for
a month's visit at Calgary.
* *   *
Mrs. Wyld (Portland) has been the
guest of Mrs. (Col.) Wolfenden for the
past week.
* *   *
Miss Tieley, of Vancouver, has been
a guest  at  ''Roesabella"  for  the  past
* *   *
Mrs. Russell and Miss Edith Russell
left on Wednesday for the east, where
Miss Russell intends to remain open a
* *   *
Mrs. Pierce and Miss Tuck returned
on Monday from a visit in the Upper
Country. While away they spent some
time at Banff and Lake Louise.
* *   *
Mrs. Fletcher entertained at the tea
hour on Thursday afternoon, at her
pretty home on Rockland avenue, quite
a number of guests being present.
* *   *
Miss Edith Russell entertained a
number of her girl friends on Tuesday
afternoon last prior to leaving for Buffalo. The chief amusement was progressive hearts.
* *   *
Mrs. James Tsaac and children leave
this afternoon for Boston, to visit relatives. From there they will proceed to
Inverness, N.S., to visit relatives of
Mr McTsaacs. Mrs. Mclsaacs expects
to be absent about six months.
* *   *
Miss Ritchie, of Edinburgh. Scotland,
has arrived in the city to join ber sister. Miss May Meldrum, the clever
young Scotch violinist. Mi=s Ritchie
is an artist of no mean capability, and.
like her sister, a fine musician. They
will take up their residence at 1,024
Richards street.
* *   *
All  arrangements  are now  complete
for the Cricket dance, to be given in
the Assembly Room* on  Friday evening, the 24th inst.     The affair is to be
strictly flannel and calico, the gentlemen I
to appear in flannel or outing costume,
and the ladies to wear muslin gowns. 1
Tickets can be obtained  from  any  of |
the members of the Cricket Club, or the'
Ladies' Hockey Club.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. von Cramer,
of this city, have returned to Vancoti-1
ver after visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. J.
Robertson, of Chilliwack. Mr. von!
Cramer, who has been suffering from
an attack of typhoid fever, has much
benefited by his trip to the country.
He was formerly manager of the Royal
Bank of Canada at Chilliwack, but is
now ircneral manager in Vancouver
and British Columbia for the Empire
Accident &  Surety Co.
* *   $
Professor O'Brien arrived in the city
on Sunday night from the east on the
Imperial Limited, after an absence of
three months. He attended the Dancing Teachers' convention in Boston
while away, and was much pleased
with that part of his programme. He
also noted the prosperity of the Canadian cities, especially Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary, and while Winnipeg is ahead of Vancouver in population, he thinks that with her many advantages, including her snlendid harbor,
her unlimited timber and mining industries, and her mild climate, this city is
destined to surpass even the prairie
capital. Professor O'Brien is glad once
more to be able to breathe the refreshing coast air.
* *   *
Mrs. Norton was hostess at a most
enjoyable picnic given on Saturday last
in honor of Miss Tna Norton, whose
birthday was that day. Thc boats went
to the head of the Gorge, where luncheon was spread, and thc return trip
was not made until darkness overtook
the merry party. The guests were:
Miss Winona froun, Miss Edith Russell, Miss Doris Clute, Miss Heyland.
Miss Blueyes Heyland, Mr. Jack Heyland. Miss Viva Bbckwoo'i. Miss Sn-
zettc Blackwood, Miss Louisa Eberts,
Miss Doris Mason, Miss Violet Moresby. Miss Newnham. Miss Arbuckle, Mr.
Harry Taylor, Mr. Rockfort, Mrs.
Beauchamp Tye, the Mis«es Hickey.
Mis? Bee Gaudin, Mr. Cambie Mr.
Picks, M<r. Williams. Mr. Walter
Brown. Mr. Newton. Mr. Carl Loweii-
berc Miss Brae, Mr. Brae, Miss
Gladys Campbell, Mr.  Bridgeman, and
*   *
Mrs. Phinns entertained at the tea
house on Tuesday afternoon, at her
home in Carberrv Gardens, in honor of
her daughter, Mrs. Proctor. The tea
table was very prettily decorated in
pink sweet peas and gypsophlia. and
those who assisted were: Miss Tatlow.
Miss Brown. Miss Drake, Mrs. Duniou-
lin. and Miss Tuck. The hostess wore
a handsome black gown, trimmed with
lace, and Mrs. Proctor looked well in a
blue silk skirt and dainty lace blouse.
The guests were; Mrs. Pemberton,
Miss Pemberton, Mrs. J. S. Harvey,
Miss Gaudin, Mrs. Angus, Miss Angus, Miss L. Angus, Miss Harvey, the
Misses Harvey,, Mrs. Luxton, Mrs. Du-
nioulin, Mrs. Fagan, Mrs. Beauchamp,
Tye, Mrs. Rhodes, Mrs. H. G. Smith,
Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Janion, Mrs. Dick
Janion, Mrs. McBride, Mrs. Gillespie,
Mrs. Rybert, Mrs. Hirsch, Mrs. Hermann Robertson, Miss Eberts, Mrs.
Jacobs, Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. Gresley, Mrs.
Rome, Mrs. Blaiklock, Mrs. Carmichael, Mrs. Charles, Mrs. Grahame,
Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Stuart Robertson,
Mrs, Dupont, the Misses Dupont, Miss
Nellie Dupont, the Mis'pes Galletly,
Mrs. Tuck, Mrs. Piggott, Mrs. Morris,
Mrs. Amberg, Miss Mason, Mrs. Cleland, Mrs. Sully, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs.
Tatlow, Mrs. Brett, Mrs. Gibb, Mrs.
Irving, Miss Irving, Mrs. Mackenzie,
Mrs. Raymur, Mrs. Keefer, Miss Keefer, Mrs. Shallcross, and Mrs. Todd.
Chicago and New York and engage in
hospital work  there,  returning to this
city  in about  two  months.
*   *   *
Mr. Eugene Kiiapp, mining expert of
Seattle, is at the Dominion making
preliminary arrangements for proceeding again to Graham Island, where the
Seattle syndicate which he represents
has large copper claims, on which development work is now in progress.
Mr.  J.   B.   Leighton  is  down   from
Savonas, B.C.
* *   *
Ex-Aid. D. C. McLaren, of Kamloops,  is  visiting Vancouver.
* *   *
in the Rockies, and will be away  for
several  weeks.
* *   *
Mrs. Joseph Howe and children, of
Calgary,  are  visitors  in this city.
* *   *
Mrs. Henshaw has left town to camp
Captain and Mrs. Nash, of Kamloops,
came to town on Sunday.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Struthers left
on  Monday   for  Victoria,   where  they
will spend a few days.
* *   *
Police Commissioner Boyd and wife
ar holidaying at Harrison Hot
* *   *
The Misses Lucy and Janette Meb-
ius, of Nanaimo, are holiday making in
this city.
* *   *
Miss E. Eivers, Portland, Ore., is
spending   a   short   vacation    at    Mrs.
Powers,  1041  Robson.
* *   *
Manaeer Buchanan, of the Bank of
Montreal at Spokane, is in town on a
few  rays'  visit.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Beveridge, of
North Dakota, are visiting Mr. Bever-
idge's parents at 1459 Barclay street.
* *   *
Miss D. H. Harvey left on the
steamer   Ramona  on   Monday  evening
for Seattle, where she will visit friends.
* *   *
Miss Allan, of Toronto, and Miss
Flticker, of Pembroke, Ont., are guests
of  Mrs.   H.   McDowell,   1800  Barclay
* *   *
The Ven. Archdeacon Ker of Montreal, and Mrs. Ker, are staying in
town as the guests of Mrs. James A.
* *   *
Mr. Thos. F. McGuigan, ex-city
clerk, was one of the prominent guests
at the old boys' re-union at Stratford,
Ont., last week.
* *   *
Mrs. Thos. Foster and Master Harold Foster have arrived in Vancouver
after a three months' visit to Great
Britain and other countries of the old
woi 'd.
* *   *
Messrs, W. D. Scott and A. H. Kennedy, of Spokane, two prominent officials cf the Great Northern railway,
spent Sunday in the city, leaving for
the south on  Monday morning.
* *   *
Mrs.  (Captain)  W. C. Snow, sister
of Mr. W. H. Braim and Mrs.  (Dr.)
Gray and  her mother, Mrs. Plummer,
of Portland, are visiting Vancouver as
, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bram.
* *   *
The  Ven.   Archdeacon  Harding  left
j for  Indian   Head   yesterday    via    the
I Crow's Nest  route.    During his  short
slay in thc city be has been thc guest
of  Mr.   and   Mrs.   Jukes,    Broughton
* *   *
The marriage of Miss Kathleen Hig-
! gins, second daughter of thc late Mr.
. Conwell J. Hiecins, of Ottawa, to Mr.
1 Noel Humphries, of this city is an-
; nounced to take place on Tuesday, Sep-
, tembcr 11.
* *   *
! Mr. John Taillon, of Dundee. Que.,
has been spending a few days in this
city on a combined pleasure.and business trin as the guest of his cousins.
Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Tailton, 752
Richards street.
Mrs. G. 0. Foss, who came west
from Minneapolis to be present at the
marriage of ber daughter, is the guest
1 of Mrs. J. A. Macdonell. Before returning home she will visit ber daughter, Mrs. W. A. Mitchell, at Fernie. !
*   *   * j
Dr. R. E. McKechnie left town today
I fnr Toronto, where he will attend the
' convention   of    the   Canadian ( Medical
association.    Afterwards he will go to
Mrs. John Houston has arrived in the
city from Goldfields, and is stopping
with friends.
* *   *
Arthur Hickling, the well known mining man of Rossiand, has reached Nelson on his way out from England. He
will spend today in the city and then
go on to Rossland. He is staying at
the Hume.
D. W. Bole, Liberal M.P. for Winnipeg, and head of the drug merger,
spent Saturday visiting friends here,
dining with Mr. Lamont and being entertained last evening by Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Taylor, the energetic chairman
of the 20,000 club's entertainment committee, is making a special effort to increase the popularity of the club's
weekly dances held at the tramway
park on Thursday evening.
The total receipts at the Nelson customs house for the month of July
amounted to  $180^5.81.
The  offices  of  the   Canadian   Metal
Company have been moved from their
I original  location  to tbe offices  of the
London  and   B.C.,  Ltd..  Baker   street,
where Mr. Fowler has his own offices.
* *   *
A quiet wedding was celebrated at St.
Saviour's church on Friday, when
Thos. Brooke, of Coleman, Alberta,
was married to Miss Manie Catlin, of
Bedford, England, by the rector, Rev.
F. H. Graham.
* *   *
Mrs. Hamilton Byers and children
have left for Vancouver on the Coast
train, and will spend a month or six
weeks visiting relatives in the Terminal
* *   *
Born, on August 2, to the wife of
John Erickson,  Granite road,  a son.
Florence Rockwell is to have th<
principal feminine role in George M
Cohan's play, "Popularity," which is tc
be brought out at Rochester in September.
riusic and Stage,
During the present week the London
Bioscope has been holding the stage at
the Gorge Park, and delighting thousands nightly. The leading attraction
has been "Sherlock Holmes," with
"Life in a Mining Camp" a good second. The orchestra maintains its usual
high standard.
Next week Mr. Denham has secured
a splendid set of films illustrating the
San Francisco earthquake. These
films were actually taken during the
progress of the disaster, and are not
only absolutely reliable, but strikingly
realistic. The humorous element will
be represented by "The River Pirates"
and  "Nobody Works Like Father."
There is no pleasanter way of spending the evening after dinner than by
taking a trip up the Gorge either by
water or car. The latter service is
now first class in every respect and deserves the patronage of every citizen
of Victoria.
Frank Payne is to succeed Percy
Weedon as the general presse representative of the Henry W. Savage productions.
Cecil Owen, an Australian actor of
reputation, has been engaged by Robert
Mantell for leading parts in Shakespearean productions.
When Margaret Green was about seven
Her plans and her specifications
Of the man who should share all he
joy and her care
Were accurate, nice calculations.
Miss Margaret said; "The man that
Must be tall and esthetic and curving
The popular rage on the matinee stag
With  a name like Montgomery In
When Margaret grew to about twent;
A sweet, sentimental-like siren—
She yearned for the fame of an authc
whose name
Was Tennyson Keats Shelley-Byror
In  a year or so more—she was the
It  was  Margaret's  dearest ambitior
To marry a Pole with less money tha
Bassclefsky, the famous musician.
Ten years—how  they fly!—went glim
niering by,
And Margaret came to be thirty.
She  still  was  a miss  in her  singula
But no longer coquettish and flirty.
Three more years of her life and Mag
gie's a wife
After all of her plannin' and guessin'
Nor does she repine that the name 01
the sign
Of the  store says  "Schmidt, Delica
—Franklin P. Adams
Lovers of roller skating, which has
again become the fashion of the moment, are flocking nightly to the Assembly Rooms on Fort street.
The high shouldered man is usually the
strong man!
His forbears—were probably of prodigious strength—accustomed to terrinc
muscular exertion that made the shoulder
bones bigger and the muscles more than
ordinarialy developed.
The physical likeness carried from one
generation to another is marked in certain
generations—we meet this type quite
By each degree of inch of alteration—
the type is known—thus if *4 inch has to
Type b Shouldered   he taken off, the type is known as % high
Variation   shouldered.
For the high shouldered man we require the following alterations.
The backs and fronts are shortened the required amount and the arm
hole remains the same.
We tailor all Semi-ready suits to physiques. Since we have each seam
made with outlets, it takes only two hours to make your suit fit as required
when trying on!   Money back if there's the leasl dissatisfaction!
SUITS at 12,15,18,20, 22 and $25.00.
TROUSERS at 3, 4, 5, 6 and $7.00.
TOP COATS at 15, 18, 20, 22 and $25.00.
RAINCOATS at 10, 12,15, 18, 20, 22 and $25.00.
70 Yates Street,   SOLE AGENTS.


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