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Bank of Hamilton
Capital $2,500,000
Reserve $9,500,000
Total Assets, $29,oo.,oro4
Interest paid half yearly on deposits of
$1 and upwards in Savings Department.
Drafts and Money Orders on afl parts of
the world.   Vancouver Branch**, cor,
of Hasting and Hamilton Sts., Powell St.
Cedar Grove.
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TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
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JUL9JL9JL9JUL8JU
iVOL.  III.     NO.
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VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER    B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1906.
One Dollar Per Annum
he Editor's Review
Of Current Topics.
li Solved
loblem.
Everyone   who    knows
Mr.   Frederick   Peters,
K.C., believes him to he
I'strictly honorable man and a thor-
|gh gentleman.    This entitles hint
personal respect and consideration,
I point on which The Week will not
jidertake  to  differ with  his most
^dent admirers.   His findings on the
endray Investigation will meet with
(le approbatiion of every man who
ps followed the evidence, whether
he a Liberal or a Conservative,
lhey are in strict accordance with
lie evidence adduced, and such as a
man of integrity was certain to ar-
Ive at.    If the Commissioner had
Rjnfined himself to announcing the
I'sult of his investigation, which was
111 that  his instructions dentanded,
would have strengthened his portion in the public estimation, and
|;ould have furnished one of the few
j»re examples in Canadian public life
If a politician doing justice to the
Ipposite party.   But although an admirable, and in many respects a lov-
ble man, Mr. Peters is not exempt
Ijjom "the  last infirmity of  noble
linds," and felt called upon to tread
■t the footsteps of mlany illustrious
Ipedecessors hy giving reasons  for
fts conclusions,    and   "inter-alia"
landering over a field   which   had
|l,tle or nothing to do with the case,
ar instance, since the Commissioner
nself had declared that the visit
Mrs. Anderson   to   Mr.   P.   R.
town, the possible acquiring of in-
ftrmation during that interview, and
|e communicating of it to her hus-
iWd were all perfectly legitimate
1-atters, it is difficult to understand
Ijhy he should have gone out of his
lay to animadvert upon her evidence
this point, especially as by his
Hvn declaration it was not essential
the ease.   One would have thought
Ei at when every other witness cor-
fiborated the Andersons in the es-
Bntial points of the case, that fact
lone should have   protected   theni
j*om criticism in connection with a
Ibn-essential matter, espcially as the
leontretemps" to which Mr. Peters
[fere was forced upon them by his
vn ineptitude.   It arose in this way,
^at early in the case it became per-
ctly clear to all disinterested paries, including the Commissioner, that
Biggins' charges must break down;
(hereupon the  Commissioner form-
a theory (as shown by his method
cross-examination) that Mrs. And-
Ison had gone to Mr. Brown's office
|r the purpose of running a bluff on
to ascertain what   price   Mr.
j'ndray had tendered.  If this theory
lire correct it was essential that the
jimmissioner should be able to show
fit   Mrs. Anderson   communicated
result of her visit to her h<-«-
Jnd, and every one present at the
Instigation will remember how, af-
I the witness had passed with hon-
T through the critical cross-examin-
|on of Mr. Frank Higgins, Mr. Pet-
took her in hand and by a pro-
Is of persistent cross-examination
[ting more than twenty minutes, lit-1
Illy forced her to make the admis-!
|n that a mere wave of her hand to
husband was to be interpreted as
intelligible signal.     Mr. Peters
L bent on gaining his point, nnd
as one of the most skilful and subtle
cross-examiners in Canada, he succeeded. He must have something,
and as he couldn't get words he
made up his mind that anything would
do, even a wave or a wink; and he
got the wave. When Mr. Peters casts
the reflection he does upon two witnesses who gave consistent and unshaken testimony he may not be
aware of it, but to the minds of most
people it will apppear that he is
manifesting chagrin at the destruction of his favorite theory, rather
intervals for nearly a month before
taking any steps to ascertain its reliability, surely disentitle him to
any consideration. But beyond all,
his abject admission at the end of
the enquiry that his informant's
name (which of course was known
to him all along), would not strengthen the case, and that that person
could not furnish any additional evidence, must always remain the
strongest condemnation of the course
pursued by Mr. Higgins. How, after these admissions and this total
disregard for the reputation of pub-
lie men Mr. Commissioner Peters
can exonerate so reckless an editor
from blame must for ever remain
a mystery, and if the exoneration
had  come  from  a  more  influential
tically nothing in the report submitted to the Council on Wednesday
evnning, but a re-hash of the calculations and estimates contained in
Expert Adams' report. There is no
solution to the difficulty, there is no
recognition of either of the essential
features of a satisfactory water
scheme. Mayor Morley recommends
the expenditure of $300,000 on a project which he admits would only afford temporary relief, and which by
commion consent would be totally inadequate for the requirements of the
city in a few years time. As The
Week has repeatedly pointed out,
even if the question of purity could
be satisfactorily dealt with at Elk
Lake hy a system of filtration, there is
no means by which the quantity of
scheme, nothing more tangible than
the recent report is forthcoming.
The Mayor does not seem to realise
that one cannot build a broad gauge
city on narrow gauge lines, and it
must be admitted that his ideas on
the water question are altogether too
small for Victoria.
Worth Those people who believe
Noting, that the care of the
body and the mind
should go hand in hand, will
be glad to learn from the local press
that Mr. J. C. Barnacle, a gentleman
well known in local athletic circles,
and as much distinguished for courtesy and kindliness in all his personal relationships, as for his prowess
on the cricket field, has decided to
establish a University school in conjunction with the Rev. W. W. Bolton, M.A. Mr. Barnacle is an especial favorite with every boy who has
been brought into contact with him,
and The Week has no hesitation in
predicting that at the commencement
of next term he will have a full
house at Oak Bay Avenue.
IN THB PILLORY.
than making a comment, either judicial or justifiable. Tliere is one other
phase of Mr. Peters' report where
he says "that the editor of The
World cannot be blamed for publishing the charge on the information
that had heen given out at the tinte
that he did." This is especially inexplicable in view of the last clause
of the paragraph, which says "I
think the story told by Mr. Brown,
unexplained by further evidence,
was calculated to arouse suspicion—
a suspicion which has happily heen
completely removed." One cannot
resist the conclusion that in making
these remarks Mr. Peters had something more in mind than comment
upon the case. The admissions of
Mr. Higgins that he accepted the
type-written document "holus-
bolus," and after publishing it as
an editorial repeated the charges at
quarter it might have been productive of great harm in encouraging
the publication of ill-considered
slanders. As it is we can only think
of it as a decided evidence of weakness on the part of the Commissioner, which, together with his professional assumption of the role of
cross-examiner whilst occupying the
judicial chair, furnishes an obvious
solution to the hitherto unsolved
problem why Mr. Frederick Peters,
K.C, has not been elevated to the
bench.
The Water The oracle has spoken
Question. and with all respect to
Mayor Morley it must
be admitted by the most friendly
critic that the result is a disappointment. Instead of an outline of a definite scheme which would give the
eity water, plenty of water and
plenty of pure water, there is prae-
Mad The terrible accident which
Bnll. happened last week to young
Martin should not be allowed ta pass without a comment on the extreme ferocity of
the bull, and his absolute unreliability. Experience in this
connection demonstrates the fact
that no catch phrase of our youth
rests on a surer foundation than
that of "Mad Bull." It matters
not how docile the creature is on ordinary occasions, nor how many
years he may have been petted and
fondled, as is often the case. At a
time with respect to which there is
no warning, and of whicli no single
sign can he predicted, he will turn
and rend his lifelong friend or master without apparent reason. Only
a year ago Mr. John McKeen, of
Nova Seotia, the eldest brother of
Senator McKeen, was killed in this
manner at his own door, while he
was patting the bull which he had
bred and reared and petted, and
whicli he considered as tame as a
domestic pet. This characteristic of;
the hull is inexplicable,
wnter available in that locality could
be made sufficient for the probable
population of Victoria for even five
years, nor is 'there any means hy
.which even Mayor Morley with all bis
engineering experience could alter
the level of Elk Lake, which nature
has placed at 192 feet above the city.
It is useless to encumber the discussion with unnecessary arguments or
data. It is the duty of the Council
to place before the ratepayers a defi-.
nite proposition which will embody:
all the features which we have laid j
down. No one wants, or is willing
to pay for a defective service. It is
to write down the future of Vietoria,
to suggest such a feeble compromise
at this juncture; and every thinking
man must regret that after so much
delay, and thc repeated promises of
the Mayor, that if people would wait
a bit  he would snmbit    a    definite
Gallant Thanks to the genius and
Wales, persistence of Mr. Lloyd
George, gallant little Wales
has won out, and now enjoys the
unique distinction of possessing a
self-governing education department,
with a new Minister at its head.
This is a concession to the racial
prejudices of the Welsh people, who
cling to their language and Meas
with a pertinacity which is as remarkable as it is praiseworthy. When
one considers that England and
Wales together are not as large as
Nova Scotia, and that the latter is
little, if any larger than Cape Breton County it is marvellous that the
language and customs should have
survived today and are as distinctive
as they were in the days of Owen
Glcndower. The Welsh ane a wonderful people,, they are among the.
most prosperous in the world, they
have the greatest ports, the largest
mines nnd smelters, and thc best
railways, but they nre as distinct
a Principality in everything bar
loyalty to the throne as if they owed
no allegiance to King Edward nnd
formed no part of his Empire. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1906.
BHWMSWM
VANCOUVER
UHStBKH
Brothier and Bail.
The good people of Vancouver must
have rubbed their eyes and pinched
themselves to find out if they were really awake when they read in the press
that an application had been made to
liberate poor persecuted Brothier on
bail. And when a careful, perusal of
the report showed that the magistrate
was really prepared to entertain the application, if the amount were heavy
enough to satisfy his conscience, the
only surprise among outsiders is that
people did not fall over each other in
their anxiety to put up the modest amount required to secure this much injured man that liberty for which he
has made such frantic struggles. One
would have thought that not merely on
the grounds of prudence, but in obedience to the dictates of common decency,
the authorities would have considered
the deepest and darkest dungeon none
too deep and none too dark. But such
a conclusion would only go to show
how little we really understand the,
situation, and how many considerations
political and otherwise, have to be taken into account when a French procurer is being dealt with ostensibly by
the local authorities, but in reality by
the Federal Government. In making
this remark we know that we lay ourselves open to the report that the court
proceedings are entirely in the hands of
the local police and magistrate, and
technically i.-s contention is correct.
But after wnat has taken place at the
instigation of influential friends of
Brothier, who presumably by mere co-
incicence are also closely allied with
the Laurier Administration, in an endeavor t othwart the ends of justice,
and to prevent the bringing of this consummate scoundrel to the bar, where
he would have to answer ■ to for his
misdeeds, it is difficult for the man who
thinks, to divest his mind of the conclusion that all these acts of consideration and clemency towards the convict
are but links in the same chain, by
means of which it is hoped he may be
safely hauled from his present predicament. Seriously, while we do not blame
his counsel for performing a duty, we
cannot imagine upon what grounds the
magistrate could be induced to entertain the application, and still less ar
we able to appreciate the consistency
of the criticism which blamed one Vancouver firm of solicitors for working
professionally for Ins release, and commends another firm for endeavoring to
secure his liberation on bail. The very
fact that the convict has control of so
much money is one of the strongest
reasons against granting bail in any
amount. Now that bis re-arrest through
thc prompt action of the Attorney-General has brought him within measure-
able distance of receiving at least an
instalment of his deserts, it would be
nothing short of an outrage if his "influential friends" are allowed for the
second time to baulk the ends of justice.
When a Man's Foes are Those of His
Own Household.
Now that the Pendray investigation
is over there will be general regret
among those familiar with the inner
workings of the deep-laid scheme, by
which it was hoped to discredit the
Government that one of thc prime movers in the matter has been deprived of
his share of publicity. For a gentleman who is fond of taking the middle
of thc stage, and whose ascetic outlines
show to such advantage in the full glare
of the lime-light, the opportunity was
a rare one, and it is not difficult to conceive of the heroic figure he would have
cut whilst confessing his complicity in
tbe plot in the cool retreat of the Maple Committee Room. It would have
been worth at least "two bits" to listen
to the honied accents of W. J. Taylor,
eliciting from thc modest member an
account of how, whilst wandering round
thc corridors Dame Rumor whispered
into his all loo willing ear the story
of the perfidy of the Chief Conimis
sioner, and the pussilanimity of the Government. These revelations must have
been very painful to the sensitive and
high-minded member; not so painful,
however, as to have forced him openly
to withdraw liis allegiance, but only
privately to express bis disapprobation.
Of course it would be too much to
expect that a gentleman of his build
would regard this line of conduct as
treacherous, even when it led him to
confide his woes to so stalwart a friend
and supporter of the Provincial Government as the editor of the Vancouver
World. But this circumstance must
not be construed as indicating lack of
intelligence, or nice perception on the
part of the memoer, but rather a yearn
ing for sympathy from some tried
friend with whom he might share the
terrible seret. Is it not within the
bounds of possibility that the people of
Vancouver may consider a gentleman
of such ultra refinement altogether too
rare and choice a spirit to be placed
among those men of coarser clay, who
mostly abound in public life?
Restricted Districts.
On the battle-ground of modern
thought a controversy is being waged
between the gentleman who conducts
that department of the Vancouver
World, and the Rev. R. G. McBeth, on
a subject which cannot by any possibility be fully or effectively discussed in
the public press, because several of its
most salient features are of such a character that they cannot even be hinted
at. There are, however, some things
which,ought to be said for the elucidation of the subject upon points which
concern every man and woman in the
community, and while The Week has
nothing to say upon the perennial question of the alleged permanency of vice
and the still broader claim of its inevit-
ableness, this much may be said; that
restriction is the duty of every community, that the greater share of the
moral responsibility for its continuance
rests upon those who directly contribute to it, that in dealing with the matter as a public evil neither of the parties
is entitled to consideration; that is due
only to the community as a whole, which
happily holds aloof; and finally in any
measures wnich may be adopted for
the minimising of the evil the utmost
care should be taken less matters be
made worse. At the root of the whole
question lie fundamental problems which
the philosophers of the world have
been unable to solve in thousands of
years ,and to the satisfactory solution
of which it is doubtful if any serious
contribution has yet been made.
The Worst Yet.
Circumstances have compelled Tlhe
Week to criticise the editorial vagaries
of the Vancouver World on several occasions. But never in the wildest flights
of our imagination have we been half
so unkind as the Boundary Creek Times
wdiich, by the way, is a Liberal organ,
and may therefore write with a fund
of information on the subject, which
we do not possess. Our contemporary
has the following to say under the caption of "Dog Days."
"Mongrel dogs are not the only
things which go mad ir. July weather.
Sometimes newspaper editors are afflicted. The worst case of '"dog days"
is that of the Vancouver World, which
is now wildly suggesting that party
lines should again be abolished in this
Province. If ever there was a province
which suffered from the blighting influence of hermaphrodite governments it
is British Columbia. The editor of the
World should take a stroll down to
English Bay and plunge into the ever
cold waters of the sea. It is surely a
case of over-heating. What is wanted
in British Columbia is a good Liberal
Government, and this is what British
Columbia will soon have if newspaper
editors, of whom much is expected, will
quit getting rabies in the dog days.
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SPORTING COMMENT    I
Election Amenities.
At an election meeting recently the
candidate was somewhat troubled by a
man in the audience, who at length became offensively personally.
"Is it true that your mother washes—
—" he began; but before he could add
the word "clothes" the witty candidate
called out smartly, "Of course she does;
why don't you?"
This raised a loud laugh at the disturber's expense; but still undaunted he,
returned to the attack.
"You can't deny," he said, "that your
father was a rag and bone man. I
bought some old clothes off him thirty
years ago."
"And I see you're still wearing
them!" was the candidate's lightning
retort.
■., [ON [PASSING EVENTS . 2
VICTORIA.
The open tennis tournament of the
Victoria Club has occupied the stage
during the whole of the present week,
and has registered a success both from
the athletic and social standpoint. The
interest shown was far greater than in
the handicap tournament, although most
of the same players competed. At the
time of writing the finals remained un-
played, with most of the veterans still
left in. The bright particular star of
the week has undoubtedly been Joe
Tyler of Seattle, who is in a class
by himself; his back-hand stroke is superb, and ge gets the ball across the
court obliquely in a position from
ghich it is impossible to make a return.
His play is also characterized by that
steadiness which is indispensable in first
class company, and for lack of which
so many brilliant players fail at a pinch.
During the week Major Williams, B.
P. Schwengers, J. A. Rithet, R. H.
Pooley and J. D. Hunter have all done
well, whilst among the ladies the Misses
Ryan, Miss Wason, Miss King and Miss
Pitts have distinguished themselves. The
weather has been simply perfect arid the
"tout ensemble" calculated to add still
further to the popularity of the finest
game in the world for ladies and gen
tlemen.
The last game in the intermediate
lacrosse series will be played at Oak
Bay on Saturday, when the local representatives will meet the Vancouver
team. Although the local boys have
not been able to make a very good
showing this season, they have demonstrated that by getting their full team
out they can give any of the teams in
the league a run for the match ;but as
yet they have been unable to get their
full line-up out on one occasion and
consequently have lost. This, however,
does not discourage the boys, and they
are determined to make the attempt of
their lives to win on Saturday. They
have been practising faithfully and are
in good condition, and if they are lucky
in the start there will be nothing to it
but Victoria. Althougn the line-up has
not been definitely settled, it will be
selected from Campbell, Clegg, Styles,
Crocker, Mason, Stevens, Campbell,
Baker, Cessford, Morris, Temple, aBt-
tersby, Fairall, Sweeney and Richmond.
With these players to pick from a good
team can be selected, and they will make
a good showing against the visitors at
Oak Bay on Saturday.
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The various crews entered for the annual J. B. A. B. regatta to be held on
Saturday week have already got down
to practice. This is especially true of
the lapstreak fours that are after the
Flumerfelt cup, which is the principal
trophy hung up for competition.
The Pilgrim Football club will not
visit Canada this season, such is the
information that has been received from
C. H. Murray, president of the club.
The Victoria players were endeavoring
to secure dates, and were under the impression that everything was satisfactory, but a communication received by
one interested in this city states that
the Pilgrims have not been able to arrange a satisfactory schedule for October and November and will not visit
America this season. This is disappointing to the local exponents but an
effort will be made to have the Corinthians include Victoria in their tour.
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A check in time saves whine.
Burnt bairns love the fire.
Opportunity makes the grief.
There's many a cue word snoken in
quest.
Marry in haste, repent in pleasure.
Many are culled but' few are chosen.
A  pose in any other  frame would
look as neat.
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ll At The Street \
U Corner
Mp By THE LOUNOER
I
t In common with the majority of my
I'jellow men, during the month of July,
K. invariably develop a disinclination
Ibr superfluous perambulation, which being interpreted means that I am more
Riclined to lounge at my favorite street
Horner, than to wander further afield
Id search of adventures. But with the
■dvent of the cooling breezes of the
Hst week of ten days, I have once more
■allied forth to re-visit my accustomed
■aunts. I first turned my attention to
Hie James Bay district, where I was
■leased to notice that the obstructing
Hosts which blocked the outlete from
Birdcage Walk to the Dallas Road, and
Hbout which I complained a month ago,
Have been removed. No doubt in the
Hulness of time this new thoroughfare
Kill rejoice in the possession of concrete
Hidewalks, and it will then be one of
■ne most popular boulevards in the city.
I I am sorry to notice, however, that
wood money is being wasted in patching
nip some of the old wooden sidewalks,
■which are in a dilapidated condition.
■Mo doubt some temporary repairs are
[necessary to tide over the period until
■concrete sidewalks are laid everywhere,
■but such repairs should at least approach
[he limit of safety, and the laying down
ftjf an odd plank here and there, which
ptands an inch above it's neighbors is
I'ikely to produce a crop of accidents,
Iwnich may be more costly to the city,
Khan the expenditure of sufficient to ren-
iler the sidewalks at least fit to travel
Km. These remarks apply particularly
■io St. Lawrence street between Simcoe
land Ontario, and to the west end of
■Belleville street
I When the city aldermen come into
Collision with the city butchers it is
It case of two heavy bodies meeting,
■-ind one collapsing. This week the aid
Rrmen have collapsed on the baa-lamb
■question. Among the many ingenious
Suggestions which have emanated from
lhe fertile brain of Mayor Morley, his
[project for preventing fires in Beacon
■Hill Park is one of the most ingenious,
iilbeit derived from the Motherland.
■And just why the butchers of Victoria
Ry virtue of some trade privilege should
Ibe permitted to block what every one
ftdmits to be a practicable scheme, I am
lit a loss to understand. It may be all
■right in view of the fact that they are
■fhe sponsors of a struggling infant in-
■ilustry to give them some measure of
■protection, at any rate until their business is thoroughly establihed, and they
fciave at least reached the profit-making
[stage. This I am informed is the pol-
[icy of all Canadian Governments, although its application sometimes varies
En inverse ratio to the needs of the in-
Idustry, but just how such a concession
[o the demands of invested capital can
fee taken to exclude the use of sheep as
[nowing machines is a puzzle. I must
[onfess that my interest in the matter is
[lot so much utilitarian as pastoral. I
[imply yearn for the time when the panorama on the north-western slope of the
■park will add to its picturesque features the flock of sheep, the humble
[hepherd and the pastoral crook, so
[uggestive of somnolency and Sidney
fcooper. I am sure that when the
Elayor made his suggestion his thoughts
■vere half with the dangers of South
[park street on the occasion of fire on
[be hill, and half with the laudable am-
llition of adding to Victoria another
little bit of "England by the Sea."
■ The Brown Jug has been the scene of
■nany a broad comedy but this week it
Has attained to the distinction of fur-
lushing the ground work for an epi-
lode, which can only be designated far-
Hical. With my usual disregard for con-
fcntionalities I turned into the well-
■nown "restaurant" for a long cold
Brink, and of course, as I came out was
fcpied by a fashionable lady of my acquaintance, who I need scarcely say,
Hiiled on this occasion to recognize me
ly any outward and visible sign. A
Hw days lated, she, on relating the in-
Hdent to another lady friend, said how
Krry she was to see The Lounger com-
Hg out of such a place, as he had re-
Hntly been on the water wagon. With
I look of sympathetic horror the lady
friend remarked: "Poor fellow, Ididn't
know he had come down to driving."
I think I have on several occasions
made use of this column to express my
contempt for golf, which I am astonished to find still survives, a circumstance sufficiently surprising when I
remember the so many vagaries which
have not survived the criticisms of The
Lounger. However, I derive some consolation from the fact that I am not
the only individual who fails to appreciate the strong points of the game,
which have rarely been more amusingly travested than by a French Count,
who thus describes his first introduction
to the links.
"Steadfastment I regard the bal, I
elevate the goffstic, hardly I strike the
earth. Sapristi! the goffstic break himself! Tt matters not, monsieur,' say
mister Smith, 'it was an old.' Hal I
take an other goffstic. Monsieur show
to me how it must that one stand and
hold. I it elevate above the head also,
I strike, but I strike not the bal.
'Manque!' say I in much anger to monsieur Smith. 'Monkey!' say he, 'is it
that you to me say monkey?' 'But no,'
I say, T speak but to the goffstic'
'Well', say he, 'you could say of worse.'
'I will it remember,' say I.
"One time more I tempt the goffstic,
I elevate, hardly I strike. And victory!
I have strike the bal. Encore I march
to the bal, I elevate, I strike with much
force. Sapristi 1 sacre nom d'un chein!
more on time the goffstic break himself. 'You must look at the bal,' say
my friend. I take encore a goffstic, I
stand correctly, I smite. O-o-o-oh!
mon bon dieu 1 encore the goffstic break
himself I 'You must be more careful,'
say monsieur with the vexation. 'Must!'
he say so in that manner to a French
It is the too much! With anger I throw
the goffstix at my friend, and I depart."
A Great Contractor.
Michael J. Haney of Toronto is in
every sense of the word a man of note.
He is a civil engineer of great natural
ability and extensive experience. For
many years junior partner of the late
Peter Ryan he made his mark as one
of the few contractors in Canada who
combined a high scientific with a thorough practical training. In the employ
of the Onderdonks he distinguished
himself in railway building in the West,
and later in 1897 to 1900 he established
a record for speedy railroad construction on the Crow's Nest line, where he
acquired the nick-name of "Rush
Haney." Every car which brought supplies into tbat country bore this legend.
Since 1900 the restless energy of Mr.
Haney has found an outlet in many
directions. He established the Canadian Locomotive Manufactory at Montreal, and two years later sold out to
the American Locomotive Company at
a profit of several million dollars.
Since then he has also completed a very
difficult piece of engineering work in
the construction of the Hillsboro
Bridge near Charlottetown, P.E.I. He
has now secured the contract for the
construction of the Michigan Central
Railway tunnel under the Detroit river,
between Windsor and Detroit. Several
plans and tenders had been prepared
and submitted for the work but those
sent in by the Toronto contractor were
accepted. Mr. Haney proposes to build
the tunnel of concrete sections and sink
them on piles.
Including the two approaches the
work will be about two miles in length
and its progress will be watched with a
great deal of interest by engineers and
railway men. It is said the plans were
first suggested years ago by the New
York Engineering News, although they
had not been patented and have consequently been perfected and worked out
by the Canadian contractor who has
just secured this important work.
In addition to all this professional
work Mr. Haney is a governor of Toronto University. He is a great reader,
and original thinker, a man of tremendous force of character, who will leave
his mark on Canadian history in more
directions than one.
Opium Habit in England.
The opium habit is on the increase in
this country. If all the opium dens in
London's fashionable quarters were
raided suddenly, the revelations would
besurprising.—Weekly Dispatch.
It is persona
move the ago
lities, not principles, that
Holding His Own.
In the gloaming, one evening, were sitting till late
A young man and a maiden fair;
I am sure they were lovers, and some
people say
That they did not use more than one
chair.
Let that be as it may, they were happy
and gay,
As they chatted away at their ease,
And they talked of the weather, the
opera and love,
Each finding it easy to please.
Though charming these several topics,
at last
Came a pause in their thoughts' rapid
flow-
Such an eloquent silence as true lovers
have,
When their love is the swetest, you
know.
"Do you think I'm improving in courtship?" he asked.
As his arm round the maiden was
thrown;
With a smile and a blush she demurely
replied:
"Well, I think you are holding your
own."
Magic Lantern and slides for sale at
a bargain. A splendid exhibition out-
t with lectures complete. W. M. Ritchie,
107 Blanchard St., Victoria, B.C.
For These
Warm Days
there is nothing better made for
men than our pure
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Every thread guaranteed pure
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two weights and the price is but
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1
E. CHAPMAN
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Special   Bargains  to
Wind Up An Estate.
6J. 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 ami
Insurance A.enls,
VICTORIA, B. C.
^
Whether you
spend the summer
at home or abroad—
among the mountains or
at the shore—everywhere you
will  find the most healthful refreshment in a glass of ice-cooled
White Rock
The ideal beverage for a hot summer's day, either alone or as a
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effervescing mineral waters
—first in popular favor
where the prime requisite is excel-
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If your grocer does not stock White
Rock, mail us his name and address.
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If you love your wife
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It will save her a lot of extra work and
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'Purveyors to'the Royal Family,
DISTILLERS OF HIGH GRADE  SCOTCH WHISKIES:
Buchanan's Royal Household at )i.semper bottle
Buchanan's Black and White at $1.35 per bottle
Buchanan's Red Seal at (i.oo per^botlle
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phone 893- VICTORIA
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PRI6B BROS., Proprietor*.
LAKESIDE HOTEL, COWICHAN LAKE
Tho Populnr Tourist, Resort of Vancouver Islnnd.   Excellent Fly Fishing,
Boating, Lawn Tennis.
Special Return Tickets Issued by the C. P. R„ $2—Good for  15 Days.
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lYC/\0 I o kjlrVvJUo popular resort, Return tickets for sale at
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The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
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COMPANY, LIMITED.
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NOTICE.
Contributors are hereby notified
that all copy for The Week should be
delivered to the office, 88i/2 Government
Street, not later than Thursday morning.
TO OUR READERS.
In consequence of pressure upon our
advertising space we have decided to
enlarge The Week to twelve pages.
This issue consists of ten pages; next
week two more will be added. The circulation of the present issue is 7,ooo.
During the two months in which the
paper has been i nder the present management, the commercial advertising has
more than doubled, and the circulation
is increasing daily. We are pleased to
know that our subscribers appreciate the
efforts we have made to give them a
clean paper, neat and attractive in appearance, and independent .in spirit.
By BOHEMIAN.
_.- mi a al mm aa amal _tsta_iattl«W
Book-reveiwing is not strictly in my
province, but my desultory observations
of last week on the subject of the German book, which so much interested me,
brought numerous inquiries as to where
it could be procured; the first being
from the Provincial Librarian and subsequent ones from different points, not
only on the Island, but on the Mainland. Most of the letters contained appreciative observations on the review,
for which 1 am modestly grateful and
feel so encouraged by the result of my
first attempt in this field, that I may
repeat it when my editor can spare the
necessary space. If I do I think it
may be interesting to enlarge the study
of Das Klettcrer, which I am informed
by my friend will not be available in
the English translation until next year.
1 forgot to mention that thc book is
profusely illustrated, amongst the finest cuts being one representing the home
of the Countess, uieanwhile I regret
that I cannot give any further information, and those anxious to read the
book in the original must apply to the
publishers at Bremen.
Nearly everyone lias read Jack London's "Call of the Wild," and there are
few who do not admit its dramatic intensity and power. Tliere is, however,
another call, which I often hear in
spite of my Bohemian tendencies, and
the exigencies of a career which seems
lo demand the abrogation of all conventionalities. It is the call of ihe
ocean. I beard it this week, when the
heat and calm of a summer day were
broken up by a wind storm from the
West, and lhe sea rose, and the breakers tossed, and the surf dashed in on
the shore. I lay at the foot of the cliffs
near Clover Point with my head against
drift log and there listened to
the story of the waters; a story of
broken rest, of agitation, of tumult
with the ceaseless under-current of murmuring music, and a promise of a lull
to come. The spray fell on my face,
sea weeds and logs, the flotsam and
jetsam of the tide were flung on the
shore as waifs arc filing aside every
day, while lhe ceaseless tide rolls on,
and I wondered if one Bohemian counted for any more; in the endless tide of
humanity rolling towards the eternities,
than the drift flung against the cliffs.
I thought also of the infinite littleness
of my own temper and discontent and
occasional turbulence of spirit, beside
the mighty surging of a resistless sea,
and strange to say when it roared the
loudest its call was the clearest, and the
elements which were both destructive
and terrifying to those within their
grasp, carried a message of confidence
and reliance to the attuned ear. Who
shall say why the antidote to a racked
and agitated mind should be the tempestuous sea, which might be expected
to accentuate, but in reality allays perturbation of spirit? When brain is
weary, and nerves are unstrung, and
the great longing seizes me, let me have
my log on the beach, darkness around,
the harvest moon in its serenity overhead, the towering cliffs at my back, and
tbe Riling ocean breaking at my feet.
Call it a psychological study if you will,
but it is a study worth pursuing, and
yields a secret to the few who possess
the key.
J'y the way cricket is still slightly
caviare to some of our American cousin11, especially the ladies, few of whom
I lav mastered the details of the game.
When the Victoria and Vancouver
match was on last Saturday week, an
altistic lady from Seattle, who was very
enthusiastic about art, but much bored
in watching the play, said to her companion that she would go away and return at six. "Why at six?" asked her
friend. "Oh," was the answer '"they
draw the stumps at that time, and it
would be interesting to see it."
Some of my readers were kind enough
to be interested in the fate of the little
dog, whose history was so graphically
related a fortnight ago by my colleague,
The Lounger. I regret to say that the
affair had a tragic termination, and poor
doggie is no more. In a moment of
rage, at the persistent refusal of doggie to resume the conversation, which
he held with his old master, before thc
latter so heartlessly deserted him, the
new master shipped him to Chicago c.
o. d. The Lounger was so affected on.
hearing the news that he implored me
to inform his readers and so spare him
the painful task.
One of the best stories for the telling
of which I offer no apology, since it
conveys a compliment to Victoria, was
related in the rooms of the Tourist Association during the recent visit of the
American advertising men. The President was the narrator. Speaking of the
charms of the city and environs, he said
that apart from the natural beauties,
which exceeded those of any city he
knew, he was greatly impressed with
the cleanliness of our streets and sidewalks. Said lie "This morning I wanted
t oexpectorate. I stepped out of your
office onto the sidewalk, that looked
too clean. I thought, well I will go
to the street. When I reached it I was
so over-awed by its absolute cleanliness
and tidiness, that I rushed back to the
office and yelled 'For God's sake, Cuthbert, go and buy a cuspidor; for there
is no place in this blamed city where a
fellow can expectorate."
BOHEMIAN.
The Mining Exchange.
Keeping pace with the growth of the
mining industry of British Columbia,
the announcement is made in the last
issue of the B. C. Mining Exchange
that it lias been incorporated. The journal which has been so successfully conducted by George Sheldon Williams for
the past four years will still remain under his editorial guidance. On the new
board of directors are Hon. F. Carter
Cotton, president; J. B. Hobson, M.E.,
C. Wentworth Sarel and Arthur
Wheeler, Jr. Mr. Williams is managing director. The plans of the new organization include the advertisement of
the mineral resources of the province
for the benefit of the outside world on a
far more extended scale than that which
already brought the paper into such
prominence.
British Columbia Fruit.
The Winnipeg Free Press has thc
following to say of the British Columbia Fruit Exhibit at thc Industrial
Exhibition. Whilst the article is incorrect in several minor features it is
on the whole highly appreciative, and
coming prom an outside critic is well
worthy of reproduction:
"The British Columbia Building at the
Winnipeg Industrial is lo many people
this side of the Rockies a very special
attraction. It has four special features:
First, the general fruit exhibit from all
over the province; next the special fruit
exhibit from the Kootenay district,
whose fitness for choice fruit production has only been recently discovered.
This fills the west end of the building. The centre cnotains the aggregate
exhibit of the Winnipeg market gardeners, while the east end contains the
display of grains, grasses and woods
produced in Manitoba.
"Great interest in the western fruit
exhibit is naturally taken by those who
have alreadytnad e modest investments
in fruit orchards, or by their numerous
friends, who naturally desire to see the
quality of the fruit such lands will produce. There is a marked superiority of
flavor in the westedn fruits now being
shown over those first brought east.
Then the leading idea seemed to be an
overgrown specimen, now flavor is the
main thing sought after and the improvement along this line is very noteworthy. Suitability for transportation
is another feature in which considerable
improvement can be seen. The western
strawberries have been superior this
season to anything offered on the Winnipeg market and fruit from several
points was last year of a flavor and general quality above anything before seen
here. The older varieties are now being weeded out and western fruit will
rapidly fill the requirements of the new
provinces and overflow on to the Winnipeg market.
"The Kootenay exhibit has some very
striking examples of the ready way in
which land of apparently a generally
poor nature can in a few years be transformed into fruit gardens. On such
land no end of strawberries are raised
and shipped out, and being much nearer
the eastern markets than the coast districts, shipments can be made more
quickly to their destinations. In small
fruits this is a special advantage. One
distinctly new feature of this western
exhibit is the production of bulbs which
are raised with great facility in that
grand climate and can be distributed
here at very moderate prices."
| MUSIC AND     |
|     THE STAGE $
Miss Olivia Dahl is meeting with
splendid success through the Kootenay.
The local press speaks in the highest
ternis of her singing, and the Nelson
papers in particular declare that in spite
of the fact that the advance notices
were somewhat laudatory, they fell far
short of doing justice to the lady's
ability.
The Victoria theatre is still "resting,"
and The Week is informed by Manager
Denliam that there will be nothing doing till the end of August.
At the Gorge Park throngs of people
are nightly enjoying the fine pictures
shown by the London Bioscope. During the present week the features have
been a trip from Naples to Vesuvius
with the volcano in eruption. In lighter
vein Mr. Denliam has shown the travels
of a trunk, and life-saving up to date.
The work of the orchestra is of a very
high order, and is evidently appreciated,
many of the numbers being applauded.
By degrees the people of Victoria are
realizing that in the Gorge Park they
have a valuable possession. Few cities
of the size of Victoria have such a delightful rendezvous. The work done
during the spring by the B. C. E. R. Co.
has rendered the Park extremely attractive; all the unsightly underbrush
and logs have been removed, dry ash-
walks constructed in every direction and
thousands of electric lights strung for
the convenienece of visitors. Wherever a cosy nook could be found they
have placed a comfortable rustic seat,
and what with the refreshment buffet
and thc bath-house there are few needs
of the picnicer which has not been
provided for. In the evening thc whole
scene viewed from a canoe on the Gorge
is like a picture from fairyland.
Scarcity of Diamonds
Extraordinary Increase In Value_of
Gems.
AT THE GORGE.—The London Bioscope is delighting thousands at the
Gorge Park nightly and lhe best orches-
-ra in the province discources sweet
music.
It is no exaggeration to say that in
twenty-five years there will be as much
locked-up capital in a diamond necklace
as there is in the average industrial concern to-day and these stones will be at
such a fabulous price as to be beyond
the reach of any but the richest of the
rich.
During the past two years the price
of diamonds has jumped up 25 per cent.
During the past six months the price
has risen 10 per cent., and in another
two years diamonds will be another 20
per cent, dearer.
But it is exceedingly difficult to buy
diamonds at all. First of all, an introduction has to be got to the syndicate
that controls the South African diamond market, and when this difficult
matter is arranged the buyer awaits
his turn—generally he has to wait about
six months.
On the appointed day he goes to the
office of the syndicate and is shown a
parcel of diamonds. There is no bargaining; the buyer can either take the
diamonds or leave them.
Men have been offered £1,000 for
their "turn" and have refused it. The
reason for the rise in the price of diamonds is that the mines are becoming
less productive, although producing
finer stones—whiter and more brilliant.
Emeralds have gone up 50 per cent.,
and there has also been a big increase
in the price of pearls and rubies.—Extract from the Daily Mail, London,
Eng.
^m
The extract on the scarcity of
monds in adjoining column is from <
of the leading English papers and cod
clusively proves the correctness of tl]
advice we have consistently tendered
our customers, viz.—BUY DIAMONDl
We have taken our own advice at
bought  steadily;  to-day we  hold t
largest stock in Western America; all
it bought before the last rise and ml
of it before the last three or four ris<
that is why we can sell Diamonds
less than the market prices.
CHALLONER
AND
MITCHELL
DIAMOND MERCHANTS,
47 and 49 Government Street,
Victoria, B.C.
MAIL ORDER CUSTOMERS desiring to invest in diamonds, diamond
rings or diamond jewellery will receive prompt and careful attention by writing
to Mail Order Department,
CHALLONER & MITCHELL,
47 6. 49 Government Street, VICTORIA, B. C.
C. M. 1405
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Pendray Investigation
[The Charges.--The  Commission   Appointed.--The
Evidence.--The Result.--Comment.
On May 16th an editorial appeared in
jj'the Vancouver World charging that
■there had been irregularities in connec-
jtion with a transaction which had taken
■place between the Lands and Works
[Department of the Provincial Govern
Bnent, and parties interested in the sale
laf certain Government lands at Sehl's
jPoint, Victoria. The specific allegation was that a tender of $2,000 having
[been made by Mr. Pendray, the well
Iknown proprietor of the B, C. Paint
land Soap Works, in accordance with
lthe terms of an advertisement inserted
fin the local press, the amount of this
■tender was improperly made known be
Ifore the date on which the tenders were
Ito be opened, viz., October 7th, 1905.
|lt was alleged that this information
(was communicated by some person in
jthe Department to Mrs. Jas. Anderson,
land that she made use of the informa-
ition in connection with her husband
ho procure the making of another ten
Ider one hundred dollars higher than
|Mr. Pendray's. It was further alleg-
jed that the purpose of this transaction
[was to secure possession of the land,
land "hold up" Mr. Pendray, who was
■practically obliged to have the land in
■Question for the purposes of his busi-
Iness. It was further alleged that Mrs.
lAnderson paid a visit to Mr. P. R.
IBrown's office, he being Mr. Pendray's
lagent in the matter, and informed him
|hat she knew the amount of his ten-
tier, that it was two thousand dollars
l.ind that if he wished to protect his client's interests he would have to bid
jiigher or he would not get it.
In a subsequent editorial, which appeared in the Vancouver World on
May 23rd these cliarges were repeated
Iffith some amplifications and it was di-
Eectly suggested that the Hon. R. F.
Kreen, the Chi.ef Commissioner, was
[jesponsible  for the ''leak."
In later articles upon the same subject the World reiterated the charges,
limphasized their seriousness in the public interest, and stated specifically that
lhey were ready for an investigation,
Ihat they would produce "numerous
■witnesses," that they had "startling
Evidence" to submit, and that the case
Ivould be proved up to the hilt. It
|h.ay be mentioned "en passant' that
hese charges were repeated in the editorials columns of the Victoria Times
Ind endorsed by that paper. In addi-
Bon the substance of the charges was
lopied by a number of Liberal papers
Ijiroughout tne Province, among which
|iay be particularly mentioned The Nel-
pn Daily News, which did not hesitate
I) endorse, and to comment upon them
|i terms which could only have been
justified, if at all, upon the absolute
lemonstration of their truthfulness.
['HE COMMISSION APPOINTED.
j When the above-mentioned articles
fcpeared the Hon. R. F. Green was in
Ie Interior, attending to Departmental
|,ities, but immediately on his return
applied to the Executive for the
^pointment of a Commission to instigate the charges, at the same time
serting that so far as he knew, they
|ere absolutely groundless. His re-1
est was assented to, and by an Order •
Council dated July 12H1, a Commis-|
Im was issued appointing the Hon.
led. Peters, K.C, ex-premier of Prince
Hward Island, "To inquire into, and
■port upon all matters concerning the
Ition of the Department of Lands and
forks in connection with the notice
dated September 28th, 19x15, inviting-
ing tenders for the purchase of Gov-
eernment property situated at Laurel
Point, Victoria Harbor, known as Lot
570B, Victoria City, and that the first
meeting pursuant to the said Commission will be held in the Maple Room,
Parliament Buildings, on Monday, July
23rd, 1906, at 11 a.m." This notice appeared in the B. C. Gazette on Thursday, July  12th.
THE EVIDENCE.
The Commission held three sittings,
on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday,
July 23rd, 25th and 26th.
Hon. R. F. Groan.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works, was the first witness, and swore
that he had never given any information with respect to the tenders. That
the land in question was not sold either
to Mr. Pendray or Mrs. Logie, the
highest bidder, but was still owned by
the Government. The reason for this
was that the Board of Trade sent a
delegation of shipmasters asking the
Government not to sell the property,
and pointing out that if the property
was sold, and a high building erected,
vessels coming iii and going out could
not see each other, and this would lead
to collisions.
Mr. Green also told of an interview
with Mr. P. R. Brown on September
17th, when he told that gentleman that
the Government did not intend to sell
the property unless the figure was a
good one, and in order to make sure of
this, that there might be no disappointment, Mr. Green suggested that Mr.
Brown name a figure. The latter then
put in his tender of $2,000—naming it
to Mr. Green—who said it would be
satisfactory to the Government as an
upset price.
Still further to protect Mr. Pendray
from the possibility of losing the lot
through someone bidding a small advance on his figure Mr. Green suggested that the lot be put up to auction
with this tender as the upset price. Mr.
Pendray's tender was locked in the
Commissioner's drawer by himself, and
was not seen again either by himself
or anyone else until the tenders were
opened in the presence of Mr. Gore
on October 7th. Mr. Green declared
that neither Mr. Brown nor Mr. Pendray ever suggested to him that there
was anything wrong with the tenders.
Mr. James S. Murray,
real estate agent, was the next witness
and testified that he was well acquainted with the values of the property near
Sehl's Point, as he had acted as the
representative for the Sehl estate. He
had figured on the value of the proper-
erty with Mr. Laird, the shipping master, Dr. Gibbs and Mr. James Anderson, basing his estimate on his knowledge of the price actually paid by Mr.
Pendray for adjoining lots, and on a
pro rata computation, had arrived at
two thousand dollars as the probable
amount of Mr. Pendray's tender. He
had urged these gentlemen to assist
him in forming a syndicate to purchase
the property, and had advised them that
in his judgment a small advance upon
two thousand dollars would secure it.
Mr. Murray swore that he did not in
any way directly or indirectly obtain
any information from the Lands and
Works Department. Mr. Laird, Dr.
Gibbs and Mr. Anderson confirmed Mr.
Murray's evidence in relation to their
connection with the transaction. Mr.
Murray also stated that the sketch plan
of the property whit., he gave to Mr.
Anderson had been obtained by himself from the Lands and Works Department, and not by Mr. Anderson as
had been suggested.
At a later stage of the proceedings
Mr. Murray flatly contradicted Mr. D.
W. Higgins as to a conversation between them, and said that Mr. Higgins' remarks were absolutely untrue.
The next witness was
Mr. P. R. Brown,
reai estate agent, who acted for Mr.
Pendray in regard to the Sehl property and Laurel Point. He stated that,
like Mr. Murray, he arrived at the
tender for Mr. Pendray on the valuation of the Sehl property. He was of
opinion that Mr. Murray could have
figured the same. Questioned by Mr.
Commissioner Peters as to Mrs. Anderson's visit to his office, the following took place:
The Commssioner—Were you surprised when Mrs. Anderson came into
your office,
Mr. Brown—I was not surprised
when she came into the office, but I
was surprised when she stated the figure that I had sent in.
The Commissioner—Did she not
make the remark with the intention of
finding out  from you.
Mr. Brown—She did not make the
remark in that manner, but rather iti
if she already knew what it was.
The Commissioner—Did you rot tell
Mrs. Anderson what the tender waJ
Mr. Brown—No.
The Commissioner—Did you not by
your manner give her to understand
that your price was $2,000?
Mr. Brown—I did not tell her the
price, but she might have been able to
tell by my'looks that she had guessed
correctly.
The Commissioner—If Mrs. Anderson had any idea what the figure was
when she came in, it would have been
strengthened when she went out, would
it not?
Mr.  Brown—It  might  have been.
Departmental Witnesses.
Hon. R, F. Green, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, then sent
out the following witnesses: Thomas
E. Woolridge, book-keeper; Harry
Cathcart, chief clerk; Stanley Phipps,
Henry G. Mason, recorder of applications for timber permits; Arthur Stewart, W. E. Green, Thos. Cecil Bolton,
crown ground clerk; E. B. McKay, surveyor-general; W. Wilmer, draughtsman. To these gentlemen the same
questions were put, 'Do you know anything or have anything to do with tenders for Government lots?" To which
in each case the answer was: "No,
nothing."
Mr. Frank Higgins also asked several
of these witnesses whether they had
often seen Mr. Anderson in the Lands
and Works office, to which the witnesses replied ihat they had seen him
seen him occasionally but not more frequently than many other persons doing
business with the department.
A Breezy Interlude.
When the Commission resumed on
the second morning Mr. Taylor called
attention to articles in thc Times of
July 24th dealing with thc Commission,
which he said contained grave allegations on the evidence obtained at the
Commission. He called attention to the
fact that the article was in contempt
of the office of Commissioner.
The Commissioner—Well, Mr. Taylor, all I have to say with regard to
this article is that, in the first place,
I have not the slightest doubt that in
the ordinary sense of the word, the article published is a very foolish one
and  also gross  contempt  of court.    I
I think ihat anyone who reads the article
must see that there has been an absolute  lack of  discretion  in  the person
i who edited tha tarticle.
We are now trying to investigate,
I and investigate as fairly as possible,
I certain charges. I think, therefore
! that it is highly improper for any newspaper to make any comments upon the
I evidence during the course of the investigation — comments which from
their nature tend to give a judgment
practically upon the case, which another person has to give judgment upon. If I were sitting as a Supreme
Court Judge, ;.nd it may be that I have
the same powers here, I would certainly
take steps to have the editor of The
Times brought before me to explain
why such an article appeared. However, althought Section 13 of tlle Act,
gives power to punish contempt, it
iright be a question whether or not a
contempt not actually committed in the
presence of the Commissioner can he
punished under this section, as there is
quite a difference, as you will understand, between the power of the court
to commit for contempt committed in
its presence, and for contempt committed outside of the court itself, and
I have a doubt whether the power of
punishing for contempt so far as a
commission of this kind is concerned
extends beyond a contempt committed
in the presence of the court. At all
events I do not propose to take ar.y
steps in the matter, but I cannot let the
matter drop without stating that the
statements contained in this article—
not only in my opinion are contempt,
but they are also an absolute misstatement of the evidence. There is
no evidence before this Commission
that any person was enabled to investigate the waste-paper basket of the
Lands and Works Department, and to
secure therefrom any information of
considerable—or of any—value to himself. That statement is absolutely incorrect. The only piece of evidence
that could be considered in that connection at all was that given by Mr.
Harrison when he alleged that Mr. Anderson had said he had picked up a plan
on the floor of the Lands and Works
Department. I think the evidence very
clearly shows that the plan was not
got there, but it was got from Mr.
Murray, who had copied it from some
other plans. At all events, it was
shown that the document was of no
value whatever, because it merely contained information that could have been
obtained from any plan of the town of
Victoria. It was not information that
was in any way private, or that existed only in the Lands and Works Department, but it was information that
could have been easily obtained by any
person. So, therefore, I say that these
remarks are not only calculated to interfere with the proper course of this
investigation, but they lack the essential element of truth. I think, having
made these remarks, I will let the incident drop.
Mr. James Anderson.
was then examined and confirmed Mr.
Murray's account of the transaction,
as reported in extenso in "The Week"
of May 26th. He swore that tlie did
not obtain any information from the i
Lands and Works Department, or from 1
any other person than Mr. Murray,
who first interested him in the matter,
and who furnished him with the sketch |
which he afterwards handed to Mr.
Harrison. He did not ask Mrs. Anderson to ascertain anything about the
tender; he did not know that she was
going to see Mr. Brown, nor why she
went ;nor did she report to him that she
had been until some time after the tenders were put in; he had not the slight
est interest in the tender which Mr.
Harrison and Mrs. Logie put in. At
one stage of the proceedings Mr. Frank
Higgins told Mr, Anderson not to evade
a question.
Mr. Commissioner Peters intervened
with the remark that witnesses had to
be tested fairly, and he would not allow them lo be treated in that manner.
Mr. Anderson had not tried to evade
any questions.
Mr. Higgins then stated that Mrs.
Anderson knew the exact amount of
Mr. Pendray's tender, whereupon Mr.
Taylor intervened with the remark that
this was not correct, as no evidence
had been submitted to show this, but
Mrs. Anderson had made a statement to
Mr. Brown, which was a different matter altogether. 1
Mr. Higgins desired to submit as-
evidence Mr. Anderson's remarks at the
Kaien Island investigation.
Mr. Commissioner Pe'ers defined
to allow the evidence to be put in, stating that it was not relevant, not being
within the scope of the inquiry.
Mrs. James Anderson
was then examined, and confirmed in
every particular the evidence given by
Mr. Murray and Mr. Anderson. She
stated that the reason she went to Mr.
Brown's office was that she was negotiating with him at that time for the
purchase of a piece of property for a
neighbor of hers. The property belonged to Mr. Sayward who referred her
to Mr. Brown, his agent. The conversation led on to the subject of the
valuation of property in the James Bay
section, and from that to the Sehl
Point. Her remarks to Mr. Brown
were intended to elicit from him whether or not two thousand dollars was the
exact figure which he had offered on
behalf of Mr. Pendray, and from his
startled manner she at once saw that
this was correct. Her exact account of
the transaction is given in detail.
In reply to Mr. Higgins witness said
she did not tell Mr. Brown that she
kr.ew Mr.  Pendray's tender.
Mr. Higgins—Did you give Mr.
Brown to understand that you knew
it?
Witness—I do not think so.
Mr. Higgins—Did you ask Mr. Brown
if he was Mr. Pendray's agent?
Witness—No, I did not.
Question—Did you tell Mr. Brown
that you were going to tender?
Witness—I did not.
Qustion—Did you know that your
husband had an interest in the matter?
Answer—I did not.
Question—Did your husband tell you
that he was going to try to get someone to tender?
Answer—He did not.
Question—Did he tell you that Mr.
Pendray would tender $2,000?
Answer—He told me that Mr. Murray had told him that he (Mr. Murray)
thought it would be about $2,000.
Question—Did you say to Mr.
Brown: "I know that Mr. Pendray is
offering $2,000?"
Answer—I did not. I said that you
had belter offer $2,100 if you want to
save it for your client.
By t'his witness explained she intended to infer that when Mr. Brown
was selling property he wanted a good
figure, but when be was buying it was
;i  different matter.
Witness continuing—"I was not sure
that Mr. Pendray was bidding $2,000
when I made the remark, but after I
had told Mr. Brown I knew it was
right."
Mr. Higgins then sought to introduce
a scries of questions as to Mrs. Anderson's knowledge of Mr. Green and
the business of the Department. Mr.
Commissioner Peters ruled that anything which passed between Mrs. And- THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1906.
erson nnd Mr. Green from September
21st to Oct. 7th might be considered,
but outside those dates would not be
relevant to the present inquiry. After
receiving a strong warning from the
Commissioner as lo the line of cross-
examination he was pursuing Mr. Higgins submitted a question upon paper,
which the Commissioner ruled was allowable provided lie followed it up
with specific charges. He could put
it on his own responsibility as counsel, but if he did not follow it up with
proof he would have to take tire consequences, as he, the Commissioner, would
not allow the court to be made use of
to hear wholesale slander. Mr. Higgins declined to put the question, and
asked for an adjournment to consider
the matter; this was refused. Mr.
Higgins submitted another question in
writing with respect to which thc Commissioner rilled similarly.
Mr. Higgins then said it was useless
to cross-examine the witness any further.
Mrs. Anderson said she was ready
to answer any question about information from the Department. Mr. Higgins declined to put any, whereupon the
Commissioner asked: 'Did you hold any
communication with Mr, Green between
September 21st and October 7th?
Mrs. Anderson—No, I had not seen
Mr. Green for five weeks prior to October 7th.
The Commissioner—Did you receive
any information from the Department?
Witness—I did not.
Mr. Harrison and Mrs. Logie
both gave evidence to the effect that
the tender put in by the latter was
bona fide, and that Mr. Anderson had
not the slightest interest in it. Mrs.
Logie gave her own cheque for the
amount, $2,100, which was subsequently
returned to her and produced in court.
Mr. D. W. Higgins.
The last witness was Mr. D. W. Higgins, editor of the Vancouver World,
who still refused to name his informant, but who admitted that the article
appearing in the World on May 16th
was a type-written document, forwarded to him from Victoria, which he
printed with very few alterations, and
without making any inquiry as to its
accuracy. He also admitted that the
editorial of May 23rd was written with
out any inquiry although it considerably amplified the charges made in the
earlier article.
He specifically stated: "I did not get
any information in relation to these
charges until long after the tenders
were opened. I did not get anything
from Mr. Brown until to-day, and only
saw Mr. Pendray about four weeks
ago, but did not get much news. I
did not try to get any information before I wrote the articles of May 16th,
23rd and 261I1, but before the article of
of June 5th I made inquiries from Mr.
Pendray but did not get much."
Questioned by Mr. Taylor: "Did you
"'wc all the articles on the information
sent to you by your informant?
Mr. Higgins—Yes, it was handed in
to me, and the next hour it was in the
hands of the printer.
Mr.  Taylor—Did  Mr.  Pendray ever
tell you that he was going to expose
the transaction?
Witness—No.
Mr.  Taylor—Well,  that  makes    the
article untrue.
Witness—Possibly.
To Mr. Commissioner Pelers Mr.
D. W. Higgins stated that if he rravc
the name of the person who gave him
the information, it would not result in
any evidence corroborative of ihe
charges being brought before the court.
or in any other witnesses being called.
Thereupon    the  Commissioner    stated
that in that case he would not press
the witness to give tlie name of the
person.
In further reply lo Mr. Taylor Mr.
Higgins said that after the Kaien Island investigation he was willing to believe any charge against the Government except murder, but he had altered his mind slightly. He thought in
this case that the verdict should be
''not proved," and wound up wilh the
pathetic observation to Mr. Taylor,
"Oh, Jack, you're a terror."
Mr. Commissioner Peters'
Findings.
The charges made in these articles
may be  formulated as follows:
1. That Mr. Green or some person
in the department, gave away the amount of the Pendray tender to Mrs.
James Anderson, or some other person,
before 12 o'clock on the 7th October,
with the object of fleecing Pendray.
2. That Mr. Green agreed to lease the
lot in question to Mr. Pendray at a
nominal rent, under a threat from Pendray that unless the land was given to
him he would expose the whole transaction.
3. That the tender put in by Mrs.
Loggie was not really hers, but that her
name was only used as a blind, and that
the real tenderer was Anderson.
After carefully considering all the evidence adduced, and I have been careful
to obtain every witness who could give
any information, I am clearly of opinion that none of the charges are true,
and tbat the evidence given very clearly
establishes their falsity, and with regard
to  the  whole  transaction   nothing  has
been done by Mr. Green, or any official
in the lands and works department, in
the slightest degree worthy of censure.
COMMENT.
On    Thursday, July 26th,  at    about
12.30 p.m. D. W. Higgins, editor of the
Vancouver World, and President of the
Western   Press    Assoication   for    the
manufacture   of   political   canards   and
wholesale slanders   had  a  lucid interval, supervening upon a prolonged period of frenzied nightmare.   To the positive knowledge of the newspaper readers of British Columbia, this period has
extended over at least six months, during which time the ancient, if not very
honorable  Nestor of  Coast journalism
has lived  with  phantoms  and  ghouls,
which must have made his life a misery,
and  peopled  his   diseased   imagination
with a panorama of iniquity and crime,
sufficient to nauseate a modem Belze-
bub.   Just why a man of Mr. Higgins'
mature  age and venerable appearance
should be made the victim of such a
scourge is not easy to understand; in
fact it is difficult to reconcile with the
Twentieth Century theory,   which   no
longer believes in a retributive Providence, but holds tliat overweening tenderness is the dominant characteristic
of the Great Ruler of the Universe. Be
that as it may, there are few people who
will not consider that whatever may he
said   of   Mr. Higgins,   his friends are
entitled to sympathy, on account of the
pitiable position in which the editor of
ihe Vancouver World, finds himself as
lhe  result of charges recklessly marie,
and an investigation  wantonly provoked.   Never did a man rush more heedlessly to his own destruction thnn did
Mr. Higgins in the matter of the Pen-
dray inquiry; and never has a journalist, whose whole stock  in  trade  mn
sists   either  of  salacious   innuendo,   nr
wholesale slander, met with a more r'e-
rsive Waterloo.
To Mr. Higgins belongs th" crclil
(?) of having promulgated slanderous
eharges against the Provincial Government in general, nnd the Hon. R. F.
Green, Chief Commissioner of Lands
and   Works,  in  particular,  in  connec
tion with the transfer of Kaien Island
1
I to  the  Grand  Trunk   Pacific  Railway
j Company.   The result of those charges
I is now a matter of history.    A com-
! mittee of the  House  exonerated  both
j the Government and the Commissioner;
! tlie House ratified the report, and since
I then  for  a period  of more  than  two
I months the ministers have been touring the Province in every electoral constituency; have faced the electors; have
discussed every aspect of the Kaien Island question, and have met with a universal endorsement of their claim that
they made "a good   bargain    for the
Province."   We only refer to this question for the purpose of showing that
the charges in the Pendray matter were
never anything more than a link in the
clain of slander and abuse, which the
Vancouver World and    the    Victoria
Times have been endeavoring to forge
for nearly  a  year  past.    Upon  every
link of that chain is stamped the words
'Political Exigency."   That is the real
brand which  their  manufacture  bears,
and an appreciation of that fact is the
key to the whole situation.
Having both failed and been discredited in the matter of the Kaien
Island investigation these political
scavengers fell an easy prey to the journalistic jackal, who mailed a type-written document to the ancient editor of
the Vancouver World on the 22nd of
May, 1006. A document unaccompanied by any corroborative evidence; a
document without any statement even
on the part of the sender that he could
demonstrate its truthfulness; a document with respect to which, when under
oath before Mr. Commissioner Peters,
D. W. Higgins, after evading the ques
tion for two days, finally admitted to
his shame that the name of his in
formant, if revealed, would not lead to
the production of any further evidence
or the calling of any additional witnesses, which was equivalent to saying
that his informant had no evidence to
produce, and had manufactured the
story out of whole cloth .
There are two aspects of this question,   which   force    themselves   to  the
front  immediately.    The  first  is,  how
it is possible for any editor to justify
the insertion of an article, making a
direct  attack,  both  upon any  Government or a minister thereof without seeking in any way to ascertain the truthfulness of the article.   As Higgins flippantly remarked, he just altered a few
words and passed the document on to
the printer within an hour, as if charges
of malfeasance in office, were matters
so   taken   for   granted   by   his   distorted   mind,   as   to   appear   perfectly    natural    and.    indeed,    inevitable.
The    other    consideration    is,    what
protection   the   public   has    at    any
time against the printing of wholesale
slander in the editorial columns of the
Vancouver World, if any scandal-monger may send in a type-written document, and ensure its insertion without
inquiry.    It   is  not    difficult    to    understand the ready acquiescence of editors of the Higgins and Dunn type in
an arrangement of this kind, but it is
almost   incredible   that   any   man   outside of a lunatic asylum should proceed
to the lengths of the Vancouver World
in ihis matter, and then have to make
the   admission,  made  by   Higgins   on
Thursday, July 26th, that he could not
prove his case, that his views had been
modified and that his informant was not
available  to  give  evidence.    It   is  all
very well  for Higgins to bring about
such a fiasco, but what about the people whom he has maligned?    Suppose
the boot were on the other leg; what
would Mr. Higgins, his relatives and
friends say, if the Conservative press
had charged him with half the iniquities he has laid at the door of   tht
Government and Chief Commissioner?
; We  imagine  that  they  would  not be
found to be so complacent under the
; charges, as Higgins evidently expects
' those whom he attacks.
j      ;
The manner in which   the    charges
j were fabricated both in the Kaien Isl-
' and  and the  Pendray matter,  furnish
j abundant  evidence   to  prove  that  the
i whole scheme is not an honest attempt
to  expose  misdoing but  to  destroy  a
j Government by the subterfuge of raising side issues of a personal and political character.   The more childish eagerness with    which    type-written documents from  irresponsible sources were
received and published; the persistency
of the attack; the organized circulation
of  the   articles   through   the    Liberal
Press of the Province; the family resemblance of all the editorial comments
of that press, go to confirm the obvious conclusion that these  are but the
ear-marks of the Liberal brief in the
next electoral campaign.
Having failed both in the House and
the country to impeach the policy, or
action of the Government upon one of
the political issues of the day, the leaders of the party (save the mark) have
embarked upon a petticoat campaign,
and have launched a programme, fitly
described by Mr. Commissioner Peters
as one of wholesale slander. We are
content, and gladly accept the issue; no
greater confession of party weakness,
or of political' ineptitude could be made.
To the twice discredited charges of improper conduct in public service, which
the editor of the Vancouver World has
now admitted he cannot prove, we oppose the record of the McBride Administration, with its splendid result.in the
unprecedented prosperity of the Province. Both in and out of the House
this record has been endorsed, as it
will be again in an even more conclusive manner, whenever the Premier sees
fit to appeal to the constituencies.
Meanwhile the editor of the Vancouver World and those who are responsible for the coinage of the now well
known phrase, "a band of political
adventurers, male and female," are
welcome to all the consolation they can
derive from their latest "turn down."
which can hardly be the more satisfactory at the hands of a gentleman, who
for a lifetime has been an influential
member of their own party.
* Short Storv ■*
v *   v
A STORY OF LONDON SOCIETY.
By Frank Richardson.
"One of the great charms of the Carlton," said Lord Lashbridge, "is the fact
that they don't generally have music at
lunch."
fretty little Mrs. Braythorpe, a
fluffy blonde, pink and white Dresden
china and pale blue chiffon, smiled at
him.
"I suppose you know why bands were
introduced into restaurants in England ?"
"I have no idea.   Help me, please."
"In order to drown the sound of Germans eating," she explained. "I remember once dining at the Savoy. At the
next table was a huge German, all beard
and bristles. He was complaining bitterly of the orchestra. 'I can't hear
meinself eat,' he said."
"Or ought to have said?" queried
Lashbridge, casting his eyes over the
huge, round luncheon table. "This is
about the largest luncheon party ever
given."
"The dear Duchess is so hospitable. I
think we are twenty-four. You know
everybody here, don't you?"
"I think so," he replied. "Except
the man talking to 'Bee Plymborough.'"
"Oh, that's a man called Tarrington.
Thc new man."
"In what way new? The Duchess.always gets hold of the latest spring
novelties. Is he the newest painter, or
the newest tenor, or the newest barris
ter, or what?"
"Oh, dear, no," she laughed. "He has]
not got hair enough for a painter or]
enough throat for a tenor or enough nose|
for a barrister.   He is the newest stockbroker."
"Bee' must be trying to get a tip,!
judging by the way she is behaving.f
What do you suppose he is saying to
her?"
"What does every man ever say to,
'Bee!' she exclaimed, with a shrug oi
the shoulders. "Every man makes lovd
to her. It is common form. Dear 'Beel
was fifty-four the week before last, anof
she is getting younger every day. Tha
year her husband died her hair becamj
golden from grief."
Lashbridge gazed at her with disapj
proval.
"1  hate  these    experienced mouserl
who behave like kittens and wear purrj
purry, puss puss fringes."
*        ******
But Dick Tarrington was not proposl
ing to "Bee." Neither was he giving
her tips.
"Bee" had run the gamut of the curj
rent fashionable foibles. She had slun
med; she had been cured of illnessel
from which she did not suffer by Chrisl
tian Science; she had backed losers!
she had lost money in copper; and sh|
needed a new sensation.
Dick Tarrington's idea was to prol
vide the sensation. At the back of hi|
brain he thought that she would make ;
not impossible mother-in-law. xiieref
fore he had told her the things whicli
she expected to be told, things that il
she was not actually told she invariably
hinted at . . , such as the fact thai
she looked like her only daughter'!
younger sister, and that she would looll
even more beautiful with more pearls
and that if anybody had a spare nev(
motor-car of the newest make she woulil
look phenomenally charming sittinj
therein.
"By the by," he said, "I have not seel
Lily lately. Whenever I can dash nl
from the City to see your daughter shf
is never in."
"Of course,  uly is never in.   Lill
lives solely for pleasure," and there wa
a note of discontent in her voice as shl
toyed almost petulantly with her gol<]
emerald-studded vanity case.
'Do you think she will be in tomo^
row?" he inquired.
"Oh, dear, no. Tomorrow she wif
be at Sandown."
"But couldn't I make up a little pari
one night next week? Dinner at th.
Savoy and  the  play?"
"I'm afraid Lily is engaged all neJ
week."
"But in the afternoons?"
"She will be selling at a bazaar moj
of next week."
He persisted.
"Ts she at home now? I might tel]
phone to her."
"Dear, no! Lily is never at home
lunch."
"Do you know where she is Iuncl|
ing?"
"Good heavens! I shouldn't dream
asking Lily where she lunches. BJ
stay! I might telephone to her mail
Hortense, who is in her confidence."]
"Bee" Plymborough despatched a me
senger, who speedily returned with tU
news   that   Miss   Plymborough    w|
lunching in the Carlton Grill Room.
"What a stroke of luck!" exclaiml
Tarrington. "I can catch her as s|
comes out."
"You seem very anxious to see Liljj
"My dear Lady Plymborough, it,
my intention to propose to her."
If "Bee" Plymborough had not bc|
a woman she would have whistled,
it was, she merely snapped her vanj|
case.
*********
She stood by the balustrade at tl
side of the Duchess, while the othef
were drinking their coffee, sipping th|
liqueurs, and smoking.
"That's very rude of Mr. Tarringtoj
said the hostess, "to slip out and talk!
that girl over there! What a pre!
girl it is, though! They say he is wo*
£50,000 a year. The girl seems devo|
to him."
"Bee" peered at the group in the Pa
Court through her lorgnette.
"Scarcely good style," she comment!
"She's dressed far too girlishly for]
girl."
"If I know anything of men," said '
Duchess suddenly, "he has propo^
marriage and been accepted."
As Tarrington and Lily walked up
staircase towards  the balcony,    "Hi
gave a little gasp.
"Good heavens," she said, "thij
Lily! She is wearing one of my dresl
T do believe. And I didn't recogrfl
her!"
"My dear 'Bee,'" smiled the Duchi
"yon and Lily will meet oftener wl|
she is married."
Most men would rather work foq
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"The Liberal press have freely handed out such terms as scandal-mongers,
corruption hunters, defamers, and what
not to the Conservatives who unearthed
the unpleasant details of the Arctic and
the Atlantic Trading Co. matters, and
yet, without a tenth part of the reasons, they have insisted that the Victoria
Government was guilty of corruption in
the Kaien Island matter. One broad
fact stands out in comparing the two
governments. The Federal Government
burked a thorough enquiry on many essential points; the British Columbia administration does not even object to
putting investigations like the alleged
Pendray lots scandal unreservedly into
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In the Bone Yard.
The Banff Climber made one public
appearance, and then subsided, apparently in favor of its predecessor, "Crag
and Canyon." Among the many mysteries of the newspaper world must be
accounted the appearance of a neat, attractive, well- written, well illustrated
paper, which gave promise of a long
and successful career only to be numbered with the still-born. Truly a cose
of "Love's Labor Lost."
Scare Headings.
The Cumberland News shauld be a
little more careful in the make-up of
its scare headings. In the issue of July
25th, in the most prominent position on
the front page, in large black capitals
appeared the words "Brutal Murder,1
and immediately below, apparently as a
sub-heading, "Steamer Chehalis Wreck
ed." At first sight it would appear
that both headings referred to the same
subject. As a matter of fact, the first
was intended to apply to the shooting
of Mary Dallon at Nanaimo, but the
conjunction of the two was, to say the
least of it, not a very happy one. A
little more care should be exercised, in
juctice to all parties concerned.
Nelson Regatta.
The annual regatta of the N. P. A.
A. 0. took place in Nelson last week,
and was a splendid success.   The Capital of Kootenay did honor to sport, and
credit to itself by the way in which the
event was  celebrated.    All places  of
business  were  closed,   and  practically
the whole population of five thousand,
reinforced by large crowds from the
surrounding country,    flocked to    the
shores of Kootenay Lake.   Ladies as
well as men took part in the various
events,  and  distinguished  themselves.
The Portland oarsmen were the champions of the meet in nearly every department, the Big Four from Victoria
meeting with easy defeat.   All the visiting crews were loud in their praises
of the hospitality and good cheer extended to them, and paid a pretty compliment to Nelson and its sportsmen by
agreeing to made it the point of meet-
in once every six years.   All the other
regattas will  be held on Washington
Lake, Seattle.     Kootenay   appreciates
the compliment, which on every ground
was well deserved.
Conrad to the Fore.
Conrad is booming, and the Conrad
City Miner arrives at Victoria regularly to tell the outside world that the
new mining camp is forging ahead and
discovering pay ore almost daily. Still
further to improve matters two members of the great Guggenheim firm are
now on their way to the northern Eldorado, having expressed their intention of making heavy investments in
that country. Hitherto Southern B. C.
has been looked upon as the greatest
mineral district on the continent. Who
will venture to say that the North may
not yet deprive it of the honor?
Easlo's Loss.
Through thc sad fatality which occurred on the Great Northern Railway,
last Saturday, between Spokane and
Nelson, Kaslo lost two of her most
popular citizens, in the persons of the
late M. D. McKinnon and W. B. Smith.
The former was the purser of thc steamer Kaslo, who ever since he came there
has been a popular favorite; the latter
was a prominent member of the Kaslo
Aerie F. 0. E.
Important Appointment.
S. S. Fowler of Nelson has been appointed general manager of the Canadian Metal Company in succession to
C. F. Fernau, who recently retired.
Mr. Fowler, although an American by
birth, and a graduate of Columbia University, has resided in the Kootenay
for about twelve years, and is one of
the most respected and capable members of an honorable profession. He
was for many years mining engineer of
the London and B. C. Goldfields, Ltd.,
of which the late Roderick Robertson
was general manager. Mr. Fowler has
all the ability and experience necessary to enable him to handle the large
enterprise with which he is now connected, successfully.
Tennis Galore.
At the present moment tennis is rampant throughout the Province, and in
certain circles no better test could be
made of the general prosperity which
prevails.   When one finds that this mpst
delightful; invigorating and sociable
game has taken root in nearly every
village throughout British Columbia,
one may fairly conclude that the number
of people who seek their recreation in
activity rather than in idleness in increasing, which bodes well for the
health and robustness of the coming
generation. Every exchange to hand
this week contains reports of tennis
matches or tournaments, and we wish
that the English papers might take cognizance of this fact and so enable tire
Old Country to realize that the Province 7,000 miles away from home, which
bears her honored name, is not the wild
and woolly western land of which one
hears so much across the Pond.
Well Put.
Everyone who knows the Grand
Forks Gazette knows thai it is edited
with singular ability and fairness by
Martin Burrell. Referring to thc Provincial, the ministers and the flood of
vituperation with wuich they have been
assailed, tbe Gazette bas the following
to say,—
Coming Men.
The Week had a pleasant visit on
Tuesday ' from two Nelson gentlemen,
both members of the legal fraternity,
who will yet make their mark in the
Province. Owing to their innate modesty little has yet been heard of either
of them outside of their own city, although one, R. S. Lennie, has earned
a great reputation for accurate conscientious work, and has recently carried several important suits to a successful issue. His work on the celebrated Slocan Star case is appreciated
wherever it is known . For sevarel
years the junior partner of the firm of
Elliott & Lennie, he is now the senior
partner in Lennie & Wragge. President of the Nelson Conservative Association at the mutual request of the
contending factions, who were harmoniously reconciled 'last year, when Premier McBride visited Nelson, it is almost certain that the popular "Bob"
Le'rihie will be the Conservative candidate at the next Provincial election.
If he should accept the nomination, it
is probable that he will be elected by
acclamation.
His companion in Victoria, Mr. Jas.
O'Shea, is, if possible, more retiring
than Mr. Lennie, but as junior partner
in llic well known firm of Taylor &
O'Shea, has contributed not a little to
the building up of the splendid practice of bis firm, and although the name
of S. S. Taylor, K.C, is a household word throughout the Province, be
would be the last to deny a full share
of the credit of success to his bard
working, capable partner. There are
not a few who believe that Mr. O'Shea
is one of the soundest lawyers in tbe
Province.
The Week predicts that in a few
years both of these men will be in the
forefront of public affairs, and Ht is
certain that they will always play their
part honorably.
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Dull in South Africa.
Some people who  know very little
I bout the respective conditions, are
ond of comparing South Africa with
lanada to the disadvantage of the latin When one remembers that with
ispect to climate, which so materially
Sects the comfort of existence there
pe only a few restricted aras on the
hole of the African continent where
Ue is not a burden to the white man,
i will be seen how ridiculous is such
I claim; when one further takes note
the general complaint arising from
le white settler throughout Rhodesia,
II must be perfectly obvious that not
lily is there no comparison between
jinada and any part of South Africa,
it that it would be difficult to find
any English people lthere who would
it gladly get   away if they   could.
Iropos of this it is thought at the C.
R. headquarters, Montreal, that rail-
y business must be very dull in South
rica of late.   Scarcely a mail comes
without two or three applications for
itions from employees on South Af-
m railroads, men in all branches of
service being evidently anxious to
ve that country and come to Can-
1.   So far, however, there has been
great pilgrimage of South African
iway men to Canada, as the C. P. R.
cials do not care to negotiate with
a at such a long distance, and in ad-
on to that the South African rail-
<f practice is quite different to that
aining in Canada, being   modelled
re on the English pattern.
trol. The administration was kept entirely free from partisan politics, and
the determination was to make the institution minister in the highest degree t othe intellectual life of the province.
At the present time the board of con-
tral is making careful inquiry in order
to find a successor to President Louden. The board is ready to pay $10,000
if a satisfactory man can be found, but
up to the present no name has been
suggested which the hoard have entertained. Prof. Hutton is acting president at the present time.
Still They Come.
For some considerable time the Phoenix Pioneer and several Alberta papers have been carrying on a campaign
looking to improvement in the postal
service. Now the Enderby Progress
adds its wail, and asks at the conclusion of a lengthy article "Where is the
leak?" This is reminiscent of something that we have heard recently in
another place. Evidently the Progress
thinks that there is a "leak" at Ottawa;
it is more to the point to ask "When
will it be stopped?"
Weary Willie (reading ad.).—Man
wanted to chop wood, bring up coal,
tend furnace, take chare of garden, mind
chickens and children."
Frayed Fagin groaning).—Gee! Dem
matrimonial advertisements make me
tired.
Truisms.
He who stands most remote from his
age is he who mirrors it best.
Experience is the name everyone gives
to their mistakes.
To know the principles of the highest
arts is to know the principles of all the
arts.
When a man is old enough to do
wrong he should be old enough to cto
right also.
(NOTICE.
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 licence to cut and
carry away timber from the following
described lands, commencing at post
planted at the N. E. corner of T. L. F.
107 or on the line at corner of said
claim, thence W. 80 chains, N. 80 chains,
E. 80 chains, S. 80 chains to point of
commencement.
Dated this iSth day of July, 1906.
p. Mcdonald.
Claim No. 2.
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 30 chains from S. W. corner on
the line of T. L. F. 197, thence W. 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.
Magic Lantern and slides for sale at
a bargain. A splendid exhibition out-
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A Faithful Servant.
II It is not every man in the Northwest who decides to stay at his post,
fhen tempting offers are made to ream to the effete East. But among those
mo have so decided in the Venerable
-.rchdeacon Harding of Indian Head,
'ho has declined the offer of the rec-
jrship of St. Luke's Church, in suction to Rev. Archdeacon Langtry.
'he archdeacon states that owing to
ie great need of men in the church in
ye West, he feels his work lies in the
ioces of Qu'Appelle rather than in
oronto.
The Intractable English.
'The Toronto World says: "No Eng-
sh need apply," is the poetic justice
ihich time has meted out in Canada to
ie great nation in whose newspapers a
milar legend still appears regarding
ie people of Paddy's land.
J. A Winnipeg correspondent of the
'orkshire Post has written that paper
tating that in advertisements English-
len are frequently tabooed. The On-
irio Colonization b -u officials frank-
/ admit that among farmers and trades-
len the English are not so popular as
cotcli or Irish. 'There must be some
fcason for it, for the fact is undoubted" said Director Southworth.
The intractability of the, average Eng-
shman is considered to be the usual
isason. He brings with him a rooted
bntempt for the colonial and all his
•ays, and he undertakes the mission of
fitting things done as they are done in
ie old country. Of course this objec-
onable type is not universal, but it is
-^ common that the English as a class
lave gained the reputation the Winning man laments.
No. 27.
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 near the
Initial post of Application No. 26, thence
east 40 chains, tiience south 80 chains,
west 80 chains, north 80 chains, east 40
chains to point of commencement, containing 040 acres more or less.
Kyuquot Sound. June 14, 1906.
JOHN HIRSCH.
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 o£ commencement.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
JOHN HIRSCH.
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.
ALBERT A. ARGYLE.
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 Lots
53 and 54, Metchosin District.
ALBERT A. ARGYLE
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 out and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate on
Tahsish Arm, Kyuquot Sound, Rupert
District:
Beginning at a post planted on the
east boundary of Application No. 13,
about 60 chains south of the northeast
corner thereof, thence east 160 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 160
chains, thence south along said boundary
40 chains to point of commencement.
Kyuquot Sound. June 14, 1906.
JOHN HIRSCH.
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
described land on Skeena River, in Range
V„ Coast District: Commencing at N. IS.
corner of Kitsilas Indian Reserve at post
marked "H. M., S. E. corner"; thence
nortli 80 chains; thence west about 40
chains to Skeena River; thence following
the meandering of the Skeena Kiver to
Intersection of Kitsilas Reserve northern
boundary line and river; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 400 acres, more or less.
H. MORRELL.
Kitsilas, May 28th, 1906.
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing from a post planted at the northeast corner of a small
lake about one mile east of Kennedy
Lake, which appears to be the head
waters of Maggio Lake, marked A. M.'i
N. W. corner post, thence east eighty
(SO) chains, thence south eighty 180)
chains, tbence west eighty (80) cnains,
thence north eighty (80) chains, to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
A. MACKAY,
May 30th, 1906.
Claim No. 6.
Notice Is hereby given that, two mouths
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner ot 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 of Kennedy 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 und
sixty (160) chains, thence Bouth forty
(40) chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
S. J. FLhi,. iii.il,
May 2Srd, 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
ln Port Renfrew District, Vancouver Island, on the west side of the Gordon
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 cbalns, west 80 chains, north 80 chains,
and east 80 chains to the place of commencement, containing 640 acres. Located June 9th, 1906.
J. YOUNG.
Notice is hereby given that, 30 day*
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner ot Lands and Work*
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, thence
south 80 chains, west 80 chains, north 80
chains, and east 80 chains to the place
ot commencement, containing 640 acres.
Located June 9th, 1906.
A. WHEELER, Ji
A Globe Trotter.
JRev. J. A. McDonald, editor of the
oronto Globe, has started on a trot
irough the West in the interests of
s paper.   He has much to say about
e good  city  from  which  he  conies.
e declares that Toronto is only just
ginning to take on come of the char-
teristics of a true city, emerging from
e state of a big town.   There is dcep-
jng in the minds of the council the
Ddern idea that more is required to
nstitute  a  true city than   factories,
yscrapers   and   a   large   population,
hat is required is the elements which
nister to the comfort, happiness and
:is faction of all citizens.
Mr. McDonald was recently appoint-
J one of the governors of Toronto uni-
Irsity.    Being asked    regarding    the
liversity,  he   stated  that  thc  instttu-
In  was  in an unexcelled condition,
le  government  had  made    adequate
Jivision for its financial requirements
Id had given full powers of control
|d administration to the board of con-
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No. 21.
Take notloe 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
southeast corner of No. 8 Application on
Tahsish Arm, thence north along the east
boundary of No. 8 40 chains, thence east
SO 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
leas.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
JOHN HIRSCH.
Notice li 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.
JOSEPH BEAUDOIN, Locator.
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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 corner of Application No. 8 on
Kokshittle Arm, thence east 40 chains,
north 80 chains, west 60 chains, south to
the shore of Kokshittle Arm, thence
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
commencement.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
JOHN HIRSCH.
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.
JAMES McKINNON,  Locator.
J. E. BATEMAN, Agent.
Aldermere, B. C, May 15th, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that, sixty daya
after date, I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
fiermlssion to purchase the following
ands situated on Skeena River: Commencing at a post marked "W. H. Cooper's S. W. Co.," planted seventy-five
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.
W. H. COOPER.
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 purchase the following
described land on the Skeena River, ln
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
RSlver; thence following southwesterly
said bank to the north boundary of Lot
354; thence east and south along the north
and east boundaries of said Lot 354 to its
S. E. corner, and thence east 25 chains
about to point of commencement.
N. MILLER.
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-winch 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 chain's, north 160
chains, east 20 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or
less.
Kyuquot Sound. June 14, 1906.
JOHN HIRSCH.
No. 24.
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
south shore of Narrow Gut Inlet, thenee
south 80 chains, thence east 40 chains,
tiience north 40 chains, thence east SO
chains, thence about 40 chains north to
the shore of Narrow Gut Inlet, thenee
following the shore in a westerly direction to point of commencement, containing C10 acres more or less.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 11)06.
JOHN HIRSCH.
No. 25.
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 tho
following described land, situate on
Kyuquot  Sound,   Rupert  District:
Beginning at a post, planted at the
southeast corner of Application No. 1, on
Kokshittle Arm, thence west SO chains,
thence south SO chains, thence east SO
chains, thence north 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 040 acres moro
or less.
Kyuquot Sound, June 11, 1906.
JOHN HIRSCH.
No. 26.
Take noliee that, 30 days afier 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 on
Kyuquot   Sound,   Rupert   District:
Beginning at a post planted on the
enst side of a river unnamed entering into Clan nlnlck Harbor about l1/™ tulles
from the mouth, thenee east 60 chains,
nortli 80 chain3, wesl SO chains, south SO
chains, east 20 chains to- point of commencement, containing CIO acres more or
less.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1900.
JOHN HIRSCH.
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 carry
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 (SOI
ohains, thence south eighty (Su) chains,
thence west eighty (80) chains, Ihence
north eighty (80) chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or
PAUL WOLEN,
Per M. J. HAUGEN, Agent.
May 29th, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, sixty daya
after date, I Intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following
lands, situate on Denlse Arm: Commencing at a post marked "J. E. H. L.'s N.W.
Corner," thence south 40 chains, thence
east 40 chains, thence north 40 chatna,
thence west to point of commencement,
containing 160 acres, more or less.
J. E. H. LAIDLAW.
June 16th, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, 60 daya
after date, I Intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following described land on the Skeena River, tn
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 cholns to
S. W. post of said lot, thence west about
60 chains to east boundary of Lot 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.
J. W.  FLETCHER.
May 16th, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, sixty daya
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.'3 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.
WM.  HAMILTON.
Staked 25' h May, 1906.	
Claim No. 2.
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 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, thence east eighty (80) chains,
thence north eighty (SO) chains, thence
west eighty (SO) chains, thence south
eighty (80) chains to point of commencement, containing 610 acres, moro or less.
P. NORGAR,
Per M. J. HAUGEN, Agent.
May 29th, 1906.
Claim No. 3.
Notice is hereby given that, two months
after dale, I intend lo apply lo the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from tho following described lands: Commencing at a posi
planted at the head of a small bay near
the mouth ot Elk River, Kennedy Lake,
tbence south eighty (Ml) chains, thence
east eighty (SO) chains, thenee north
eighty (80) chains, thence west eighty (SO)
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
M. J. HAUGEN.
July ith, 1906.
Claim No. 4.
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 early
away timber from the following desoribed lands: Commencing at post planted
20 chains east of I). W. Moore's N. W,
corner post, near the mouth of Elk River,
thenee cast eighty (NO) chains, thence
north eighty (SO) chains, ihence west
eighty (SO) chains, thence south eighty
(SO) chains to point of commencement,
containing 610 acres, more or less.
W. F. TEETZEL,
Per M. J.  HAUGEN,  Agent.
May 29th, 1906.
Claim No. b.
Notice is hereby given that, two months
after date, I Intend to apply to Ihe Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for  a special  license  to  cut    and  carry
Notice is nereby given that, CO days
after date, I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for -jennisslon to purchase the following
described land on the Skeena River,
Range V.. Coast District: Starting from a
post located at tho northeast corner of
the Kitsilas Indian Reserve, and marked
"E. J. McGeachle, S. W. corner'
north 40 chains; thence east
thence south 40 chains;
chains to point of com
taining 100 acres, more or less.
Kitsilas, May
thence
40  chains:
thence west   40
onimencement,  con-
less.
B. J. McGEACHIE.
Sth, 1900.
Notice Is hereby given that, CO days
after date, I intend to apply to Ihe Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase the following
described land, situated on the head of
the Bulkly River: Commencing at a pnst
marked 11. It., N. W, corner, ihence running west CO chains; thence south CO
chains; Ihence east CO chains; tiience
north 60 chains to point of commencement,  and containing 4S0 acres, moro or
W. N. CLARK, Loeator.
Bulkly Valley, J uly 3rd, 1906.	
Notice Is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the linn.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase the following
described    land    on    the    Skeena  "'	
Range V., Coast District"
a post located at the H 	
J. Metteael'.ie's land a.,d marked ".I. M.
McGeaehle's N, W. comer"; Ihence
south 40 chains; thence enst 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence west 40
chains to point of commencement, containing 1C0 acres, more or less.
J.   M.   McGEACHIE.
River,
Commencing at
W. corner Of E.
Kitsilas, May 28th, 1900.
Notice Is hereby given that, sixty days
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Ccmmlssloner nf Lands and Works
for permission to purchase the following
described land nn tho right bank of tho
Skeena River, Range V„ Coast District:
Commencing at a post marked "James
J, Trorey, initial post." at the ,N. B. corner of the New Town Indian Reserve,
thence west, along the Indian Reserve
line, 40 chains: thenee north 40 chains;
thenee east 10 chains; thenee south along
the Skeenn River tn point of commencement, containing ICO acres, more or less.
JAMES J. TROREY.
Skeena River, May 24th, 1906. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 4. 1906.
the most convenient articles of furniture I
for bachelors' quarters.
A useful idea for a sitting room,
when a large piano and a cumbersome
sofa refuse lo look ..appy anywhere
until they are ranged alongside each
other (which if often the case). Place
the sofa with the end against an adjacent book-case and backing on to the
By  BABETTE.
Dear Madge,—When    motoring lirst piano (draped  with  Chinese  embroid
came into general vogue with women, ery). This hanging makes   a   Ur<«h
the  dressmakers  set  up  a chorus  of       ' "
wailing that  the  pastime  would  ruin
their trade to some extent, particularly
in the matter of smart afternoon frock
and tea gowns.   That fear has, however,  given  way  to  an   increased   ingenuity amongst experts as to how the
ideal and most becoming motor-wearables can be evolved.   As a matter of
fact women wear as many elaborations
and  confections  as  ever  and  motors
have merely    added    another "department" to their already lengthy list of
necessities.    But    motor   "altogethers"
are no longer as hideously utilitarian as
at first.    It is found possible to wear
quite  suitable but  charming  headgear,
while the cloaks with which we cover
our finery are things of beauty, besides
being dust-proof.   The cape sleeve has
firmly established its claim  to consideration in connection with the corselet
bolero.   It is, indeed, the first step on
the road to fhe revival of the cape itself.    In  Paris  the latter  is    already
seen, a mantelet of silk or lace being
an almost indispensable adjunct to the
princess   robe   for   street  wear.    Very
dainty little garments of this type are
those evolved from fan-pleated taffetas.
In  a smart  example  seen  recently  at
the tennis tourament, the cape was secured in front with long stole ends of
black velvet.   One of the most decisive
pronouncements   of   "La   Mode"   with
regard to the coming season concerns
the  wrap coat.    The  ubiquity  of  the
princess robe and corselet gown renders
the  possession of one  or more  smart
garments  of  a    nominally    protective
order an absolute necessity, and the fiat
has gone forth that for both day and
evening  wear white   faced  cloth  shall
reign supreme.   Hard on its heels, however, come the whole range of pastel
tints,   or   failing  these   for   economy's
sake black is not only permissible but
may be extremely smart.
On Saturday morning, quite early,
while standing at the door of a well
known stationer's waiting for my car
I was surprised to hear the chattering
of a number of young ladies inside,
accompanied by the res'.lcss fluttering
of much bestarched petticoats. By th»
way it was the day after a very fashionable private tennis tourney at which
had been displayed many smart frocks
and fluffy creations. My curiosity was
much aroused, for I could not help
wondering why these fair society dames
were wasting the bright morning in this
stuffy store. My car whizzed by, customers came and went, but still they
remained, some aimlessly walking about,
while others sat listlessly turning over
the pages of magazines. Presently a
hush seemed to  fall,  as  a small boy
■j,-            _   _ bright
^pot of color against which soft-toned
sofa cushions appear to advantage.
Challoner & Mitchell's brilliant display of silver and cut glass fairly makes
one green with envy, especially when
one has strived in vain to decorate a
dinner table at the flower shoy and
try to made it look artistic with plain
common or garden flower vases and
candel sticks.
The hot weather has made me dreadfully lazy in the morning; twice this
week nature has rebelled against cook-
in,g but I have found salvation in Nemo
with which, on the mornings in question, I have replaced the regular B. &
K. Rolled Oats. The result has surpassed my anticipations; everybody likes
it and the children seem to thrive mar-
1 vellously on Nemo. In addition the ro-
1 tation of foods is a distinct improvement.
I have heard that country milliners
often visit Birmingham for the purpose
of copying the latest fashions from the
shop windows, but I have never heard
thnt a church affords equal opportunities for the study of style. On Sunday
evening last, I am told a lady who was
an actual eye-witness of the incident,
a well dressed female occupying the
seat immediately in front of her in
Christ Church was, during the sermon
by Canon Beanlands, busily engaged
in taking notes of an elaborate hat worn
by one of the worshippers in a contiguous seat. The lady was apparently taking notes of the sermon, but my informant tells me she was able to read what
wis being inscribed in the dainty note
beek. This comprised a full and detailed description of the hat, even to
the setting of the green feather which
formed a prominent feature of the millinery. After this 1 shall not be surprised to learn that the dressmaking
artist takes her sketch-book to church
or chapel instend of her prayer-book,
* Social and        *
$ Personal. *
VICTORIA.
Miss Ethel Rhodes is visiting in Vancouver.
ard   Miss Viva   Wilson, Miss    Baby I Prentice.   During their stay here they
Wilson, Master Tommy Lampman, Mas-1 will be guests _of Mr. and Mrs. John
ter McGregor, Master Jack Devereux,
Master Ted Proctor, Master Jack Proctor, Master Bob Harvey, Master Harry
Magic Lantern and slides for sale at
a bargain. A splendid exhibition out-
t with lectures complete. W. M. Ritchie,
107  Blanchard  St., Victoria, B.C.
Heroes.
There arc heroes who fall 'mid the carnage of battle,
There are those who meet death on
the foam—
But greater are those who, unheralded^
battle
With fate for the loved ones at home.
Albert F. Caldwell
Propinquity.
If more pains were taken lo give
young people abundant opportunities of
meeting each other, wc should hear less
Dr. Fagan returned on Wednesday
from lire Mainland.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Calderwood of the customs are camping up the Gorge.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Childs have
returned to the city and are camping up
tlie Gorge.
* *   *
Lieutenant-Governor and Mrs. Dunsmuir and party returned from Vancouver on Monday.
* *   *
Miss Beatrice Gaudin is spending a
few days at Shawnigan Lake, being a
guest at the Strathcona.
Mr. Stonham, a former Victorian, is
expected to arrive on Monday from San
Francisco, to spend his holidays here.
* *   *
Invitations are issued for a dance at
Government House on Monday evening
next, the 6th inst.
* *   *
Miss Vera Corbould, who has been
the guest of Miss Cecily Gait, "The
Firs," Lampson street, returned on
Wednesday to her home ill' Westminster.
* *   *
Mr. Ethelbert Scholefield left on
Wednesday for Boundary Bay, where
he will spend his holidays, as the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Corbould.
WW*
Mrs. Marpole spent a few days here
this week the guest of her mother, Mrs.
(Col.) Holmes, "Wollaston," Esquimalt
Road.
* •    •
Mrs. R. P. Rithet entertatined a large
number of her friends at a most delightful garden party given on Saturday last.
*   *   *
The Misses Dupont entertained at
"Stadacona" at the tea hour on Monday afternoon last, at the ever popular
bridge.   Three tables were filled by the
guests.
*   *   *
' Mrs. Herbert Carmichael entertatined
a few friends at tea on Friday afternoon
last, the guests being Mrs. Ross, Mrs.
Wilson, Mrs. Shallcross, Mrs. Raymur,
and Mrs. Fagan.
Iiusn  seemeu  10  «..,  »-  - t  meeting each otner, wc »■■«»-   7
entered carrying a number of the last | ^.^ ,n jhe marrjage rate. Our
edition of "The Week," and disposing I ^   entertainments   are  made   so
edition „.  	
of his burden on  a  counter  near by. | V"V1 -    	
Then   with   a  coy  blush,  each   dainty  f»ssV ™d s° cos,,y that {hc* neccssar-
lady possessed  herself of a copy, de-  >'?  ,,cco»1(;  limUcd  ,n m.mber.-Lady s
vourcd the Society column, re folded thc  P,clor,!1''
paper, placed  it  back  on  the pile andl
walked out of the store.   Chenp, isn't 1
it?   That reminds mc of the small boy I    On  a
Extraordinary Freak.
it? That reminds mc ot me smaii uuji ^„ „ recent run of the Liverpool
who wanted chocolate drops, and when Motor Cycle Club the members were
the storekeeper told him they were six' -<""tii  in  n   thunderstorm,   says  the
..<V    ..w ...,„r ..      . .
for 5 cents, he said, "Let me sec, six for
5, live for 4, four for 3, three for two,
two for one, one for nothing, 1 guess
I'll take one for nothing."
It is, perhaps, uttering a platitude to
sny thnt the Americans arc truly a wonderful nation. But on studying some
of their extraordinary devices for
economising space and saving labor, as
illustrated by what they cnll combination furniture, the truth of it is more
than ever borne in upon one. By the
use of this combination  furniture one
caught in a   thunderstorm
"Motor Cycle."
One member's machine was said to
have been struck by lightning, and a
rod which operated one of the valves
disappeared. The motor cyclist, however, did not know of the occurence,
and curious to relr.te, noticed that his
machine had improved in its running
and simply flew along.
At the end of the journey he dismounted, and then noticed the rod had
disappeared, but instead of lhe valve
remaining   stationary,   it   was  working
ltiru mre   one    v « ,
..automatically with much better resu.ts.
room can be made to serve the purpose automatically ^
of two.    A bedroom can. hy touching
here a spring which makes a piece of j
furniture  revolve  and  present   quite
"A Traditional Lie."
nl    Mr    Sinclair's  book,    "The   Jungle,"
furniture  rcvoivi-  an-  !»-»—■•   -,  ■"'■   j»«.'«" =
different aspect, and drawing a curtain  not only lays bare the unspeakable con-
or letting down a leaf there, be turn
ed  into a  charming  nnd  cosy  sitting
room  in thc dny time.    Speaking
such things reminds   me that   Weilet
Bros, have n number of smart foldinp
beds,  cupboards,  etc.,  which   nre  quite
dilions of the Chicago stockyards, hut
also puis an end to the traditional li'
' j of the American workman enjoying
such an enviable life compared to his
European colleague,—Netieste \'ach "7i-
len. Munich.
Miss Dorothy Bell gave a tea last
Saturday at her residence for the Ladies'
Hockey Club. The decorations were in
sweet pea and asparagus fern. They
had a floral guessing contest.
* *   *
There have been very few events in
society circles during the past week,
the tennis tournament at the Belcher
streets courts occupying the attention
of most of the Four Hundred. The
finals are to be played to-day (Saturday).
* *   *
The arrangements for the "Flannel
Dance" to be given under the auspices'
of the Victoria Cricket Club are now
complete. Thc affair, which is to take
place in the Assembly Rooms on the
24th of August, promises to be most
enjoyable. Tickets can be obtained
from any of the members of the Cricket
Club.
* *   *
Mrs. Berkeley entertained a number
of young friends at her camp at Kanaka Ranch on Saturday afternoon1 and
evening. Among the invited guests were
Miss Bullen and Mr. Bullen, the Misses
Pitts and Mr. Pitts, the Misses ,Mon-
leith, Mr. Roger Monteith, Mrs. Monteith, thc Misses Irving, Mr. Irving,
Mrs. and Miss Newling, the 'Misses
Mickey, Miss Winifred Mainwaring-
Johnson, Miss Heylanad, Mr. Jack Heyland, Miss Troup , Mr. Troup, Mr. C.
Pemberton, Mr. Arthur Gore, Miss Arbuckle, Mr. Lowenberg,! Miss Gladys
McCallum, Miss Eva Holmes, Miss
Spencer, Miss Russel. Miss Bray, Mr.
Bray, Mr. Kenneth Gillespie, Misses
Mason, Miss M. Green, Mr. Mother-
will, Mr. Ilexis Martin, Mrs. Norton,
Miss Lina Norton, Mrs. Good, Mr.
Bethune, the    Misses  Blackwood    and
others.
*   *   *
Mrs. C. J. Fagan and Mrs. Beauchamp Tye entertained a large number of children nt an afternoon party on
Tuesday last, at No. 1 Pleasant street.
The litllc people spent a most enjoyable
time playing games and running about
over thc broad lawns. The affair was
given in honor of Miss Kathleen and
Master Cecil Thompson of Vancouver,
who are visiting Mrs. Fagan and Mrs.
Bcauchnnip Tye. The miests were Miss
Ina Norton, 'Miss Edith Galley, Mi«s
Kathleen Gnlley. Miss Mary McGregor,
Miss Vivian Matson, Miss Jocelvn
Innes, Miss Rnbv Tunes. Miss Given
M'Phllllps. Miss'Doln Dunsmuir, Miss
r.nhv Tatlow. Miss Mabel Rhodes. Mi«S
n-lly McBride. Miss Ruth McBride,
Miss Babv Mackenzie. Miss Helen Gow-
Crease, Master Jimmy Audaine, Master Son McPhillins, Master Baby McPhillips, Master Buster Burton, Master
Godfrey Rhodes, and Master Bobs
Murison. Those who helped the hostess
in entertaining were Mrs .Audaine, Miss
Dunsmuir, Miss Eleanor Dunsmuir,
Mrs. Innes, Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Carmichael, Mrs. Goward, Mrs. Ross, Mrs.
Wilson, Mrs. McBride, Mrs. Tatlow,
Miss Johnson, Mrs. Norton, Miss
Phipps, Mrs. Mackenzie, Mrs. McGregor, and Mrs.  Crease.
VANOOUVER.
IMr. Joseph Martin, K.C, was a passenger to Victoria on Friday.
* *   *
Mr. C. P. Egan is spending a couple
of days at Harrison Hot Springs.
Mr. J. H. Lawson returned to Victoria by Friday's boat.
Mr. A. C. Flumerfelt is in town for
a day or two on business.
* *   *
Mr. Simon Leiser, of Victoria, was
a passenger Friday from the Capital.
Mr. A. W. Vovell returned to Victoria Saturday.
* *   *
Mr. E. J. Coyle, assistant general
passenger agent of the C. ,P. R., went
down to Victoria Fridya.
* *   *
Captain J. W. Troup, superintendent
of the Coast Steamship Service, returned to Victorin Friday.
* *   *
Mr. W. J. Taffe, manager for John
Peck & Company, left Friday afternoon
on a business trip East.
* *   *
|Mr. Geortre Shelden Williams, editor
of the B. C. Mining Exchange, has returned to Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. H. L. Jenkins, the well known
lumberman, was a passenger to Victoria
Saturday.
* *   *
Tire Misses Kill— of "Thc Cross-
ways," Be^ch avenue, will not receive
a^ain till October.
* *   *
Mr. E. C. Mariam, the well-known
composer and pianist, has returned from
a short trip to the East.
* *   *
Miss A. Eighmey, Miss M. Bailey,
and Mr. and Mrs. Hartney left Saturday
for Victoria, where they will spend a
few days.
* *   *
Mr. Evan Marstrand, of Copenhagen,
who has been visiting his uncle, Mr.
Otto Marstrand, left Sunday for Victoria, en route to Oakland, Cal.
* *   *
Messrs. Charles A. Cass and R. B.
Skinner were among tlie passengers to
Victoria by steamer Princess Victoria
Thursday afternoon.
Prentice, 873 Howe Street.
*  *   *
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Byron, formerly
of Perth, Australia, arrived in the city,
on the. steamer Athenian and are staying at St. Luke's Home as the guests of j
Sister Frances.   Mr. Byron spent four!
years in Perth, where he acted as sec-!
retary to Sir Frederick Bedford.   Mr.f
and Mrs. Byron are now on their way Si
home around the world, and will leave)!
for England on Sunday's train. J
* *   * I
Mrs. Freed, wife of Mr. Max Freed,!!
the well known furniture dealer on Has-jU
tings street, received a wireless Mar-jl
conigram from her husband, who is at I
present returning home from a shortJ
business trip to Europe on the steam J1
ship America ( saying that he expecteel
to reach New York   next    Saturday!
afternoon.
* *  *
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mattison re i
turned to the City on Friday night froni
Los Angeles, Cal., where they have beeil
residing for some time past. Mr. Mat-f
tison is a former resident of Vancou!
ver and is a prominent athlete, having'!
been a member of the Vancouver la;l
crosse club for the past few years. Mrl
and Mrs. Mattison are the guests ol
Mr. and Mrs. James Young, of I04)|
Comox street
* *   *
Cecil J. Ford, of New Westminster!
who was in the city a few weeks agoJ
has returned. He has brought his horsel
and buggy from the Mainland with hire!
on this trip and is taking advantage ol
the good roads in this vicinity. Mrl
Ford, who is a lieutenant in a Yeoman!
ry regiment in Ireland, served through!
the South African War. He has beerj
very successful in South African rnin-jT
ing ventures and intends making somfl
investments on Vancouver Island. HeP
will probably leave for the Orient ir.
October with the intention of enterinJ
into the customs service there. Mr]
Ford has many friends in Vancouver
where he resided for some time.
Mr. G. R. G. Bagnall of the C. P. R.
passenger department left Sunday for
Victoria 10 meet the incoming Oriental
liner Athenian.
* *   *
Mr. Abrahim Nasa of Persian rug
fame, has arrived in the City on a business trip and is registered at the Hotel
Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. C. F. Dickson, representative of
the Ogilvie Milling Company, left on
the Imperial Limited Saturday morning
for Winnipeg.
* *   *
Among the passengers who left for
Victoria Saturday were Mrs. T. Williams, Mrs. Wyne, Mr. and Mrs. Der-
rital and Mr. H. B. Spear.
* *   ♦
Mr. J. H. Macgill has gone to Buccaneer Bay, where his wife and family
are. His mother, Mrs. Menry Macgill,
of Oakville,  Out., accompanied him.
* *   *
Mr. A. W. Vowell, Superintendent of
Provincial Indian Affairs, came up from
the Capital Saturday morning and is
registered at the Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. H. Pirn, manager for the Canadian General Electric, went up to Harrison Saturday afternoon, whlere his
family is spending several weeks.
* *   *
Mr, W. D, Scott, of Everett, Wash.,
Superintendent of the Great Northern,
came in with a narty of friends on the
private car "Wisconsin."
* *   *
Miss Jones, principal of the Deaconess Training School, Seattle, arrived in
thc city yesterday and will be the guest
of Mr. R. S. Pyke, 114 Haro street, for
the next week or so.
* *   *
Among the passengers to Victoria by
the steamer Princess Victoria on Sunday were Mrs. Seigling, J. W. Capp,
W. H. Hewson, W. H. Lewis and wife,
F. W, Norton and wife, F. J. Norton,
Miss Mamie Norton and Mr. Seigling.
* *   *
Among the visitors to Vancouver at
the present time are Mr. A. J. Brown,
of Toronto, father of Mrs. John Prentice, nnd Mr. Farquhar D. McLennan,
of Williamson,  Out., a cousin
NELSON.
Born, in this city on Friday, July 27J
to the wife of E. W. Monk, a son.
Mrs. R. J. McPhee, of Spokane,
visiting Nelson.
* *   *
Born, in this city on Friday, July 27I
the wife of Archie Mainwaritig-Johrl
son, a daughter. *
* *   *
Mrs. Mighton, of Toronto, mother ol
B. B. Mighton, arrived from the Easl
recently and will reside in Nelson.
* *   *
Miss M. J. Kennedy, of Cranbrook^
who has been visiting in Nelson for thi
past  three weeks,  left  for home  thi
morning.
* *   *      j	
The 20,000 club's secretary has pre!
sented the Nelson boat club with 1
check for $20, the proceeds of the dancl
held at thc park last Thursday evening
* *   *
A record was established in thi
Kootenay when J. Hyslop of One Mill
Point, stepped out into his ranch ol
Friday morning last, and picked ripl
peaches. Mr. Hyslop is pardonably
proud of the event.
* *   *
G. A. Proctor and wife of Sarnia
are in the city. Mr. Proctor is a wei
known eastern contractor, and this il
his first visit to Nelson. He is fathe
of John Proctor, formerly in the C.
R. ticket office.
* *   *
The ladies of the Roman Catholrl
church held a garden party on the lawl
of Father Altholff's residence on tfr
evening of Wednesday. A splendid pro
gramme had been arranged and refresh
ments provided and was a most suq
cessful affair.
* *   *        ^^^^^
N. C. Cavanaugh has purchased th
residence of Mrs. E. C. Davison ol
Josephine street and has taken up hi
residence there. Mrs. Davison has gorl
on a visit to Vernon, Kamloops an]
Nicola, and in about two months' tirrf
will go to Vancouver where she wn
reside permanently.
* *   *
The ladies came out strongly in til
doubles and mixed doubles at the regal
ta. Mrs. Proctor and Miss Blakemol
rowed a dead heat with the Misses Nev
combe, the only one recorded on eith
day. In the mixed doubles Johnstoi
and Miss Blakemore were easily fin
but stopped befor ethe line was reache
allowing their rivals to slip by and wi
* *   * •'
Alex. Sharp, M.E., who has been et
ployed as   consulting   engineer by
Burns & Co. for several years, has le
for the North by way of Vancouvii
He is accompanied by Mrs. Sharp, ad
will spend a couple of months at Col
rad City, on Windy Arm.   Mr. Sha|
lias visited the northern gold fields   ,
fore and considers them the richest
the world.
of Mr.
AT THE GORGE.-The London
oscope  is  delighting  thousands  at
Gorge Park nightly and the best orchJ
-ra in    the province    discources swij
music.

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