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The Editor's Review
Of Current Topics.
Better There are some public
Terms, questions which are too big
for party politics, and which
jy common consent should be dealt
with on a broader basis and with a
total disregard for those considerations and amenities inseparable from
the scheme of partisan affairs. The
subject of better terms for British
Columbia falls within this category.
For many years the leading mien of
both parties, as well as those influential business men who take no active part in polities, have been endeavouring, in season and out of season, to secure from the Federal Government a readjustment of its financial relations with this Province.
The grounds of this application are
well understood and widely recognised. They lie in the natural conditions of the Province; its configuration; its mountain barriers which
render the transportation problem so
difficult, and the inaccessibility of its
great resources, especially mineral.
Labouring under these difficulties the
progress has been slow, especially in
so far as permanent increase of pop-
ulttion is concerned', and as a natural
consequence the burden of taxation
has fallen heavily upon the comparatively small number who have had to
carry it. In spite of this the actual
progress of the staple industries of
agriculture, lumbering, Ashing and
mining has been so great as to occasion astonishment throughout the
Dominion, and to call forth the highest encoiiiums of such influential men
as Mr. B. E. Walker, the general
manager of the Bank of Commerce.
In attaining to this stage of development the little handful of pioneers
in the Province by the Sea, which is
ultimately destined to become the
greatest province in Canada, have
paid to the Federal Government many
millions more than they have received
from it under the terms of Confederation, and at the same time have
contributed to the Dominion revenues a sum per capita which ranges
from 4 to 7 times more than from any
pther province. The rectification of
these striking inequalities has been
the aim of all loyal and patriotic
British Columbians, and the Liberal
party entered into a compact to bury
Jthe hatchet and to work together for
|Jio desirable an end. In the last session of the Provincial Legislature a
motion made by the leader of the
pposition was unanimously accepted
>y both sides of the House. In due
Bourse a conference of provincial
verniers was convened, by Sir Wilfred Laurier and met at Ottawa two
iVeeks ago. To that conference went
the Premier of British Columbia, accompanied by Mr. R .E. Gosnell, a
ifetitleman whom everyone admitted
i'as thoroughly well posted on the
lubjeet, and in the fullest sense a
fuitable adviser tn the Premier. A
rell     considered     and     intelligent
the other provincial premiers and secure their endorsation of his claims.
This was certainly an astonishing
proposition, although not too astonishing to be defended by the Liberal
Press, which, forgetful of the fact
that the leaders of the party had
agreed to make common cause, began
to cast about for means of making
political capital and discrediting a
political opponent. It has been contended that the justification for the
course pursued by Sir Wilfrid is to be
found in the provisions of the B. N.
A. Act under which no variation in
tllie terms of confederation can be
made in favour of one Province with-
' sent, cannot for a moment be seriously contended. The response of the
Government to Mr. McBride's claim
was so ridiculous as to suggest the
reflection that it was not really intended to consider the mlatter upon its
merits. He was offered an increase
in fixed contribution to the Provincial
funds of $115,000 per annum in per- ]
petuity; this, however,, involved no
concession because it formed part of
a scheme, which up to a certain point
had been approved by all the provinces, under which Ontario would receive more than $1,000,000 per annum. What Britisli Columbia asked
for and is admittedly entitled to was
something beyond this scheduled allowance, some rational grant towards
helping us to battle with our natural
no further defence than Mr. Felding's
attitude towards the course he saw
fit to adopt. If he had accepted the
ridiculously inadequate offer which
was made he would have been denounced from one end of the Province
to the other as a traitor, by the very
press which is now loading him with
vituperation because he refused it.
We do not hesitate to say that Mr.
McBride's star would have set in British Columbia if he hnd allowed himself to be either "bluffed, coaxed, or
cajoled" into accepting this offer.
He is also said to be deficient in
mentality. All Ave can say is
that if that be true is the
kind of deficiency to which the
editor of The Times is a. total stranger. Mr. McBride had at least suffi-
disadvantages.   Under   this   heading  cient mentality to realize what his
Mr. McBride was offered the munificent sum of $100,000 a year for ten
position, and the position of the Province would have been if he had sold
preserved for the enrichment of the
Province. This subject is of such
vast importance to B. C. that we make
no excuse for treating it at such
length, and shall have more to say in
our next issue.
THE PBEMIER-As he is.       | THE PREMIER-As painted by the Viotoria Times.
out the consent of all the others.
Those who put forward this plea have
not attempted to explain why, when
the new provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan were recently formed, and
large subsidies were for the first, time
granted to them, it was not considered necessary to secure the endorsation of the other Provinces, nor were
the provisions of the B. N. A. Act
considered a bar to the carrying out
of the policy of the Federal Government. It was hardly likely that the
other Provinces would be generous to
British Columbia when they were
seeking all they could get for themselves, and when every dollar which
they voted to the Prnviuce by the Sen
meant a dollar less for them. We
have no hesitation in saying thnt the
statesmanlike attitude of the Federal
Government would have been to con-
eheme was prepared and submitted j sider the ense of this Province on its
li) the conference. If Mr. McBride j merits to decide whnt would be a fair
pked more thnn he expected to get, j concession, and then to carry it
li certainly did not nsk more than I through. That there would have been
lie Province is entitled to. At the | any strenuous opposition, or that
[itset he wns met with a proposition ! there opiild hnve been nny effective
Ihich must; hnve come ns a thunder-   opposition on the part of the provin-
lap. He wns told that instead of
Inking good his case to the Go'verh-
lent he would first hnve to convince
eial premiers to this course; even if it
hnd been necessary, which we do not
believe, to secure their ultimate con-
years; he was, however, required to
relinquish certain fees and taxes
which already amount to $60,000 a
yenr, and which with nn incrense of
population such as is reasonably expected might easily equal the whole
of the special grant. If this was not
very much like an attempt- to hand
the Premier n "gold brick," we do not
know what the term means. After
vainly endeavoring to secure nny ad-
Vance upon this offer Mr. McBride
finally withdrew from the conference,
a course which the Liberal Press designates "nn net of betrayal"; but
which we venture to think thnt reasonable men of all parties will consider nn net of dignity nnd good
judgment. No better tribute could be
pnid to the wisdom of the course
adopted by Mr. McBride and lo the
justice of his content ion for something better than n mere bagatelle,
than that the Finance Minister, Mr.
Fielding, should hnve used his utmost
endeayors to persuade Mr. McBride to
return to the conference, nnd given
him his personal undertaking that he
would support a larger grant. Mr.
Fielding is the lnst mnn tn support
such a course if it were not amply
justified, and    Mr. McBride requires
its birthright for a mess of pottage.
If British Columbia could do with the
paltry solatium offered by the Federal
Government it can do without it. We
have seen now how the Province has
been helped by the "solid seven" and
a ministerial portfolio. The Toronto
Giolic, mirabile dictu, has undertaken
to lecture the successive governments
of British Columbia for having undertaken works which ought to have been
left to municipalities, and for having
squandered the resources of the Provinee. This is not only a .woful display of ignorance on the part of a
journal which ought to know better;
which ought to know that the municipal burdens have been almost intolerable, nnd thnt lnst session the debts
of one municipality had to be tnken
over by the Government in order to
protect Ontario financiers, but it nlso
comes with   exceedingly   bad    tnste
from a journal which is owned 11-
trolled and directed by the most unscrupulous gang of "boodlers" which
Canada has ever known, and whicli
hns benefited nt the instance of the
Dominion Government tn the extent
of untold millions of land, timber and
conl grants which, according to our
censorious critic, should    hnve   been
In his issue of Oct. 16th
the sapient editor of the
Vietoria Time s, who
claims that he is the only journalist
hi fthje Province who has learned the
alphabet of his profession (he leaves
his readers to discover whether he
hns ever got beyond it), exhausts his
vituperative vocabulary iu an endeavour to belittle the Premier of
this Province. Needless to say, the
occasion was the refusal of the Hon.
Richard McBride to be gold-bricked by the Federal Government, not
as the Liberal Press would have us
believe, his failure to adequately represent the Province in its struggle
for "better terms." No one who
has watched the career of the Victoria Times during the present year
will be surprised, though many re-
| spectable Liberals will be grieved at
, the level to which its editorial columns have sunk. When a journal of
either party is so lost to all sense of
decency and of the responsibilities
of a greal issue ns to subserve publii
interests to political exigency in the
manner which the Victorin Times
litis Celt called upon to adopt, there is
among all right thinking men, regardless of party a feeling of contempt and disgust. We reproduce
the following choice tit-bits from
one editorial referred to in order that
they may have a far wider circulation
thnn the paper thnt produced them,
and in order that the electors in every
part of British Columbia may be able
to sample the shoddy which is turned
out by the A'ictoria News Manufacturing Agency. Incidentally they
will also be able to see how valiantly
The Colonist, that traditional conservative organ nnd avowed supporter of the conservative party in gen~
eral, nnd the McBride administration
in particular, rallies to the defence-
of the Premier. The Vietoria Timies.
declares that "Mr. Whitney says;
that Mr. McBride has been neither
frank nor sincere in his attitude on
the question of better terms for
British Columbia, (Since absolutely
denied by Mr. Whitney.)
Mr. McBride's ridiculous posings, his
mock heroics, his usual importunate
way . . . the grandiose manner
in which he made his bombastic announcement . . . this political
ilegeuerate , . . his absurd pretensions . . .the representative
of British Columbia plnyed the part
of the clown in the piece . . . his
usual shallow, transparent fashion
. . . he displayed neither business
sagacity nor political common sense;
he "carried on" exactly ns we hnve
seen him do in the Legislature, when
Ihe tactics of the poker tnble were
considered the final course . .
his bluff wns thrown away . . .
wc were unrepresented, deserted nnd
betrayed for selfish political considerations by the individual who should
have upheld our ct'.se . . . Premier McBride finnlly left the conference, carrying with him the honest
contempt of every other provincial
premier in the conference . . .
like n horned devil." Tlie foregoing is the atttck; the following
is the only comment of the Colonist
in ils next issue. "It is easy to im-
pnlc motives to Mr, McBride ns our
evening   contemporary   hns   done." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1906.
$ riusic and      *
*   The Drama. *
Victoria is very proud of its amateur
talent, and well she may be, for their
work has often reached a standard
easily comparable with that of professionals. In "Cupid in Posterland" we
find a large caste of well known and
talented singers and the society have
promised performances on Thursday
and Friday, Ocl. 25 and 26—that will
be of a high standard of excellence.
As Old King Cole, Mr. Godfrey
Booth has a pari well fitted lo his peculiar style of humor, as has also Mr.
Julier in A. Piker Franklyn. Air. Geo.
Phillips should make an ideal Foxy
Grandpa, and Aliss Dorothy Sehl as
Lady Bountiful should be as thc original in comparison. Mrs. Kent will be
an ideal Jill, and Miss Dunsmuir a
sweet and winning Miss Muffett. All
-the others have been well selected.
Even tlie chorus voices are given some
special work and place in the big musical numbers that the best possible showing may be made.
Master Leroy Wachter will be Buster Brown and Kezia Sehl the Mary
Jane. G. 0. Booby and Basil Prior
have Happy Hooligan and Laughing
Jim, Mr. Petch, Boy Blue, and the
White Bros.' the Gold Dust Twins. Mr.
Wensley plays Jack, Mr. Mason ihe
policeman, and Master Raymond Johnson as Pret»ni!inir Percy; Violet Brae
is Mrs. Katzenj.immer; Anna McQuade, Bo-Peeo; U'nnie Jay, fhe Fairy,
and Cupid is Master S. Elmo Russell.
Among others appear the names of
Misses Reed, Hall, Wilson, Foote, Newcombe, Clark, Day, Cross, White,
Leavy, Moresby, Hannington, Mason,
Newling, Whitelaw, Wigley, Bitlwer,
Nicholas, Green, and Messrs. Cambie,
Bain, Roanie, Gordon, Taylor, Kent,
H. D. Rocheport, Hopkins, Petch,
Brown, Foote, Rochefort, Shaw, Jen-
kinson, Hardy,  Collison,  and Brae.
The sale of seats for Jane Corcoran,
whicli opens at Victoria today, promises to be a very heavy one. Miss
Corcoran, who has been starring the
past two seasons in "Pretty Peggy,"
will be seen this season as "Suzanne,"
in "The Freedom of Suzanne," a delightful comedy which ran for ten
weeks at fhe Empire Theatre, New
York City. Her manager, Arthur C.
Aiston, was one of a dozen competitors
for the play, but Mr. Frohtuan, who has
always been a staunch admirer of Miss
Corcoran's ability, saw in her the ideal
woman for the part and gave her the
preference. James M. Brophy, the well
known leading man, has been secured
as Miss Corcoran's chief support, and
the balance of the company is one of
much merit.
The Morning Oregonian, in a recent
issue, spoke in the highest ternis of
Miss Corcoran's performance, and declared that she was one of the brightest and sprightlies of our young stars.
Parsifal as an opera is worthy of
Wagner and no higher praise could be
given. Parsifal as a drama is a meaningless and incongruous jumble of
sacred tableaux, religious jargon, and
transcendental sentimentalism. How
such a play has managed to keep the
boards and to travel so far will ever
remain a mystery, as great a mystery as
the "Quest of the Grail." Tliere were
ti few redeeming features—or at least
features which enabled one for a moment to forget thai the company was
attempting the impossible—the rendition
of a sacred play on the stage. One
scene in the whole, and only one, was
worth witnessing—the seduction scene
in the garden. But it derived its interest from the inherent and perennial
forces which are altogether independent
of Ihe drama as a whole. In this one
scene Miss Keating as Kundry was
superb, as indeed she was all through
the play. Her voice is one of the finest
heard on the stage since Bernhardt first
appeared. Her elocution was perfect
and her acting good. To hear her voice
'however, was a dream, and made it
possible to forget that Parsifal was a
huge mistake. It says not a little for
the artistic perceptions of thc audience
that they were able, by a process of
detachment and concentration to find
oases in the desert of jarring and discordant solecisms with which thc most
impossible   stage   spectacle  of  modern
times abounded.
As between the Victoria Musical Society and Senor Emilio Gogorzo "honors
are easy." The plaudits of an enthusiastic aud-ence are equally divided, one
half to the finest singer heard in Victoria for many a day, and one half to
the 1 rganization which had the intelligence, the discrimination and the enterprise to bring him here. Few had
even heard of Gogorza, his fame had not
reached tht Pacific Coasfi, only this
could account for the moderate attendance on Tuesday night. Those who
braved wind and rain heard the finest
baritone since Santley was at his best
twenty-five or thirty years ago. Plunkett Greene has travelled through the
musical centres of four continents and
attained both fame and fortune, but lie
is not to be compared in any sense with
Gorgozo. Through the vocal, musical,
and diamatic exigencies of a programme
which comprised nineteen selections he
progressed from triumph to triumph,
concluding with a "tour de force" in his
rendition of the "Largo" from the Barber of Seville, which has hardly been
surpassed on the operatic stage; certainly not since Leslie Crotty was in his
prime and Georgina Burns was dazzling
provincial audiences in England a quarter of a century ago. So far as the V. .-
toria Musical Society is concern? 1 :t
has discovered Gogorza for the W •.•:,
and has laid Victorians under a de'it oi
gratitude which will not easily be repaid.
The advance notices compared him
to Caruso; for once they did not exaggerate . As was well said by Colonel
Prior, who pleaded for support, the Society will continue to work along the
same lines, to bring only the finest talent and to rely on the appreciation and
support of the public to justify fhe venture. The artists who will take part in
subsequent concerts justify the claim,
including Madame Yaw, Madame
Schumann Heink and the modern
Paganini, Hartmann. We bespeak for
the Victoria Musical Society and its energetic and courteous secretary, Mr.
Phillips, hearty support.
Big success at Portland, Tacoma and
Seattle, Arthur C. Aiston presents
Jane Corcoran
on Monday,  October 22nd,  in Charles
Frohmau's New York Empire Theatre
latest success,
The Freedom of Suzanne
by Cosmo Gordou Lennox. The original
cast and production.
A society eveut of the season.
Prices $1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c.
lictoria Theatre
Tuesday, October 23rd
As Told in the Hills.
A Drama by :i Star Company.
Popular prices
Miss Jeannie Fletcher is a young
lady of beauty and refinement, and a
singer of high order. In half a dozen
well chosen selections she demonstrated
tc an enthusiastic audience in Victoria
on Thursday night that as a Scotch
songstress she is "facile princepes." So
delighted were her hearers that two
encores were insisted on and graciously conceded. One of these "Angus
Macdonald," was the gem of the evening. The final selections of Miss
Fletcher, rendered in costume, were
most effective, and by special request
"Auld Lang Syne" was given as an
encore in a manner which set the seal
on the fair singer's reputation. Amid
bouquets, floral and vocal, Miss Fletcher retired from the stage where she
had won high honors and to which she
will be welcomed whenever she is able
to return to Victoria. She was ably
assisted by Miss May Meldrum, Miss
Maggie Hill and Mr. J. G. Brown.
In the Nellie Andrews Company,
which is coming to the New Grand next
week, Victoria theatre goers are promised a head-line attraction that ranks
with the very best. Composed as it is
of people who stand at the very top
among English grand opera singers, it
would be strange indeed if they failed
of success upon entering the vaudeville
ranks. But such is not the case, for
they immediately jumped into favor upon their first appearance in Chicago,
and the verdict there has been repeated
in every city visited.
Among the excerpts from II Trova-
tore, which arc included in their first
act, is the greater tower scene and
Aliscrere duet, and the entire Challenge scene the Trio from act one, Air.
Henri Gunson, the tenor of the company, is a graduate from th,e Daly forces, coming to this company from Henrietta Crossman and Wilton Lackaye's
Another headline act will be the
screaming farce "Last Night," put on
by Willard Newell & Company. The
chap has been out over night, and having proposed in short order to a woman
he hns met with, asked her to meet
him next morning at 10, and at his
country cousin's simultnacous appearance, the fellow is so befogged he doesn't know which is which, furnishing a
Victoria Theatre
OCTOBER 25 and 26
The Woman's Auxiliary of Royal Jubilee
Hospital present the Musical Melange
Cupid in
Direction oi James W. Evans.
60 of Victoria's best amateur singers,
dancers and comedians.
Seat sale opens at box off ce Tuesday,
October 23, at 10 a.m.   Prices 50c to $1.
The above is the verdict of one of the most eminent English doctors who
invariably prescribes
in convalescence ami as a tonic for overworked men and women.   It is a
good, sound, honest port wine and sold by us at
DIXI H. ROSS & e©.
Independent Grocers. ni Government Street, Victoria'
Where Mail Orders are specially called for.
it. 18 JO
Johnston's Transfer
I35 Douglas St.    VICTORIA.
Please Order Ahead
Week October 22
The New
SULLIVAN a CONSIDINE,    Proprietor*.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
The Nellie Andrews Opera Co,
Nellie Andrews, Henri Gunson, and
William Gordon in selections from II
Trovatore. Chas. D. Hazelrigg, Musical Director.
Willard Newell and his Co., in their
Comedy Success "Last Night."
Willard Newell, Grace Turner and
Mary Ttacy.
O'Brien & West,
"Louis and Mike in Society."
Frederic Roberts,
Illustrated Song.
New Moving Pictures.
Prof. M. Nagel's Orchestra.
plot in which it is claimed the complications would make a dummy laugh.
Mr. Newell is supported by Miss Grace
Turner, as the country cousin, and Miss
Alary Tracy as the other woman.
O'Brien & West are a hard-working
and popular Irish-German comedy duo,
with excellent clog dancing and parodies. Andre is a clever magician.
Frederick Roberts will sing the illustrated song ''Coming Thro the Rye,
Jennie Mine," and the new moving pictures are entiled "Madame Wears tlie
Breeches" and "The Watchdog." Altogether, it promises to be one of thc
best shows Manager Jamieson has yet
I li Sanitarium Hotel, which is beautifully situated, overlooking tho How Kiver and its lovely and
romantic valley, is a largo 5-story building olegahtly
lilted Willi every appointment calculated to bring
pleasure nnd comfort to tho tourist or invalid.
A private hospital, which, though isolatod, is in
closo proximity to tho Sanitarium, is presided over by
skilfully trained nurses and is also llttod out with
oyory appliance necessary to a lirst clnss institution
of Its kind.
A very commodious bath-house adjoins tlio hotel,
where Turkish, ttusslan, plunge, shower and douche
baths are given under medical supervision, with
watei'.direot front the celebrated hot sulphur springs.
A first class livery in connection so that fides nnd
drives through tho inagnlfloatit scenery may be on-
Terms: J2.01 n dny upwards. Spbolal rates bv week
or month.   Open all tho year.
\V. II. SCARTH, Manager,
liedleal Staff:
Sure Cure.
Country Hotel Proprietor—I tell you,
we've got the only little town worth
living in. Clear out where it's quiet
and clean and restful, and yet close to
the great city. Think of it—supper here
at my place and breakfast in Chicago.
I gues sthat  ain't bad,  eh?
Quiet Guest (musingly)—Breakfast in
Chicago right after one of your suppers—no, you're right. It wouldn't go
bad at all."—Judge.
$ Purveyors to the Royal Family,
5 Buchanan's Royal Household at &t.50 per bottle
.,' Buchanan's Black and While at Ji.js i er bottle
•\ Buchanan's Ktd Seal al $1.00 per bottle
1 I'or sale by all dealers,                       VICTORIA, B. C.|
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture.
At The Street   y
Corner 1
Some times, not often, I lounge into
the police court what time stipendiary
Magistrate Hall is dispensing even-
handed justice to the drunks, disorderlies and crooks who find occupation for
Chief Langley and his staff. The surroundings are not exhilarating, being
nore conducive to pessimism than optimism. Sometimes, however, the grey
Inonotonies are relieved by a streak of
minor, as on Monday . last, when a
jteartless husband was being tried for
j.ommitting an assault on his wife. Her
[lead was bandaged, and she presented
very battered appearance. "With
B/hat did lie strike you," demanded the
'With a motter," pathetically responded the damaged wife.
"A motter," pursued his worship.
'What do you mean by a motter?"
''Why," explained   the poor   creature,
Ijw'lh a reproachful air, as who should
say, "I thought everyone knew that, "It
i$ one of them things as is framed, and
angs in your bedroom, and says ''God
bless our 'ome."
Is it possible to eradicate fhe'gamb-
Iiing instinct from the Chinese nature,
sr for a matter of that from any man?
Still admitting that we all like a little
gamble from the simpering misses who
play for chips to the plunger who stakes
his all on the cast of a dice it still re-
nains that for a steady, consistent, day
n and day out gambler John China-
nan is facile princeps the champion.
With most men it is a side show, with
iiim it is the business of life. The average Chinaman divides his twenty-four
•ours about in litis wise: Work from
I7 till 9, from n to 3, and from 6 to 8,
Ivit'h intervals of hitting the pipe and
flipping the cards, the chips or the dice.
From S p.m. to 3 a.m. he stays with the
jame. From 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. he
matches what sleep he can between the
feverish period which has either left him
lenniless or afforded him visions of
loundless wealth and a libidinous cycle
|n the Flowery land. Is it to be wonder-
id at that he is phlegmatic, silent, mo-
pose and heavy eyed? Tbe revelations
)f his ingenuity in seeking to avoid
:apture, the story of trapdoors and secret panels told in court this week
lounded more like a chapter from the
ianlon's pantomimic   escapades    than
relation of the actual impedimenta of
11 gambling den.    The exemplary fines
Imposed on Mr. Thornton Fell's hapless
]:lients  will not sensibly diminish    the
:vil, they regard the payment as a con-
ribution to  the licensing fees of the
gambling dive.   Would it not be fairer
.0 raid Chinese dens which derive their
:hief support from "white"   men?   At
■east it would be in accordance with the
temal fitness of things.   If neither the
Mayor nor the Chief is acquainted with
fitch resorts, let them ask the Lounger.
Roller skating has fairly caught on,
'ind for the nonce is the fashionable
|;raze. Just how much its popularity is
Iue to the exhilaration and attraction
■ f the exercise and how much to fhe
•nvironment may perhaps be a matter
i conjecture, but then the same may be
aid of most of the recreations in which
ovely woman condescends to indulge.
Vhat attraction would golf have for
ronton if it were not easily the finest
Iiirtation game iii the world? What
arl would play hockey but for the
coach"? How many would struggle
hrough the inartistic and painful con-
irtions of the skating rink but for the
Instructor"? Still it does not do to
too censorious, and there is no won-
|er tbat with tbe love-sick maiden of
)esy Victoria damsels too sing:
"What's this dull town to me?
Robin's not here."
Why cannot Victoria retain its young
Jen? They all drift away, just when
tey are wanted, and the result is—de-
orahle, Domestic servants are scarce,
it eligibles are far scarcer, which is
irdly a satisfactory method of solving
le problem.
Everyone knows that between Vic-
'ria and Vancouver there is a touch at
ast of friendly rivalry. Just how the
after is viewed by a Vancouverite was
well illustrated in a brief conversation
which I heard in one of my favorite
lounging places this week. The visit-
tor was standing treat. After the usual
'looking towards" he asked his Victoria friend, "Have you been in Vancouver lately, it is growing?" "Not
just lately," replied the friend, "in fact
not since last week." "Ah," said he of
Vancouver, ''you should see it now."
To the seven circles of torture in the
regions of the lost I wish that Dante
had added an eighth to illustrate the
doom of mayors and aldermen who
permit dumb animals ■ to be tortured.
The exquisite sufferings of the poor
creatures committed to the tender
irercies of the Mayor and Corporation
of Victoria should haunt them with a
picture of the miseries of their neglected charges for a longer period than I
should care to compute. To say that
the responsibility rests with the Park
Committee is puerile. That committee
excuses itself on the ground of insufficient funds. The result is the same,
God's creatures deprived of their freedom and of the natural means of supplying their needs are first rendered
harmless and impotent, and then slowly
starved. Whatever the Mayor and Corporation may think, and however they
may try to shuffle the responsibility, the
fact remains that cruelty is practised on
creatures whose custody they have undertaken, and in this, as in matters
which do not so closely trench upon the
instincts of humanity, they have shewn
their incapacity. If they cannot feed
and house and care for the poor animals let them be shot and put out of
their misery.    I mean the animals.
The Chinese community in Victoria
cannot be accused of a lack of commercial keenness, as their local financiers are ever ready to invest in any
business which gives promise of satisfactory returns. It comes not then as
a matter of surprise that Mr. Gee Ship
Sum and his associates have decided
that the time has arrived for the Chinese to control a portion of the local
traction trade, and with this object in
view, a company has been formed which
will engage in the livery business. Not
only are the local Chinese lavish in
their transportation expenses at funeral
times, but their influential financiers are
extremely fond of taking their families
out for a drive on every possible occasion. All this business, as Mr. Gee
Ship Sum points out, will naturally accrue to his company from motives of
patriotism. The company has been capitalized at $20,000, but Mr. Gee Ship
Sum expects to increase the capital to
$100,000 at an early date, as he is already in treaty for the acquisition of
the stocks of Messrs. Ho Fat Po and
Yet Ski Doo, the well known Chinese
vegetable transportation magnates. Overtures were made for the purchase of thc
magnificent outfit of Long Suey Sam,
tbe Saanich provider, but so far negotiations are still in progress. Mr. Geo.
Ship Sum offered Long Suey Sam seven,
thousand dollars' worth of stock in his
new company, but Long Suey Sam insisted upon receiving forty dollars in
cash for his property. Mr. Sum will,
however, increase the capital stock immediately to the $100,000 limit, and
hopes then to be able to complete fhe
It Snrely Wouldn't.
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"Plenty, mum. But everybody wants
references  from me last employer."
"Can't you get them?"
"No, mum. He's been dead 28 years."
—Milwaukee Sentinel.
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It is always interesting to turn back
the pages of the literary record and see
what the critics of a few decades ago
were able to predict of the age in which
we live. Such a reminiscence not only
furnishes food for a comparison of literary methods and prescience, but for
reflection. It is doubtful if forty years
ago there was a sounder or saner literary critic than W. R. Greg. His insight was keen, his intellect bright, his
standards lofty. To the ignoble he had |
, an intuitive antagonism. There was i
with him a singular and nervous gripping ot" the liner and chaster modes of
thought. Albeit he was wide in his
sympathies and unerring in his judgments. In our day no one man reproduces all his marvellous equipment for
the work of literary criticism, but his
most prominent qualifications are found
in Robertson Nicol and Theodore
Watts Dunton. The sanity of the former and the mystical insight of the
latter go to make up a Greg, although
in neither instance am I advocating the
twentieth century psychological revival
of the reincarnation craze.
One of the most interesting and valuable disquisitions in the book referred
to is on the subject of lady novelists,
and in view of the fact that the redundancy of writers of this class is
even more marked today than in the
sixties, it may not be unprofitable to
glance over his article.
The title is "The False Morality of
Lady Novelists." First Greg puts in a
plea for novel reading. He declares
that more people receive "the bias of
their course and the complexion of their
character from reading novels than
from hearing sermons." He is convinced that "the instances are numerous beyond conception in which souls
trembling and hesitating on the verge
of good and evil have been determined
towards the former by some scene of
fiction falling in their way at the critical moment of their moral history.
In which minds have been sustained in
hours of weakness, and strengthened in
hours of temptation by pictures of sorrows endured and trials surmounted in
virtue of some great principle or some
true sentiment. In which sinners, fallen indeed, but not lost, have been induced to pause, to recoil and to recover,
by seeing in some work which they had
opened, only for amusement', the hide-
ousness of a crime whose revolting features they could not recognize .except
when reflected in a mirror." He adds a
further plea for novel reading by a reference to his own experience. He declares that with many others he "owes
it to the novels with which one occasionally refreshes thc wayworn spirits,
along the world's hot, dusty thoroughfare, that the perception of the beautiful, the enthusiasm for the grand, and
all the finer sentiments and gentler and
tenderer emotions which soften and
embellish life, are not utterly dried up,
or crushed out, or trodden down, amid
the fatigues and conflicts and turmoil
of this arid and weary existence."
If these words were true when Greg
wrote them they are double true now
when thc need for such intellectual recreation is so greatly increased by the
feverish conditions of the age, and thc
reading of novels has increased far beyond any conception of forty years ago.
Greg then goes on to show how wo
men have come to figure so largely in
this field. He says it is due to the
following causes: Higher education,
growing need for paying employment,
emotionalism seeking an outlet, the
greater facility with which women can
write as compared with men, and the
fact that no special preparation is required. Passing to the next stage of
his argument he proceeds to show why
women are ill-adapted for novel writing, and hence why false standards of
morality have crept into their work.
Here 1 must quote again: ''The plot
may be exciting, the style may be flowing, the sentiment may be pleasing, even
stirring, and the characters may be natural, interesting, well sustained, but the
views of life and judgments of conduct
must be imperfect and superficial, and
will often be thoroughly unsound.
These things cannot be surely deduced,
as is too often fancied, from certain
lixed rules and principles which may be
learned 'a priori,'" they depend in a
great measure on observation and experience. Here the young are naturally
wanting and women inevitably so.
Whole spheres of observation, whole
branches of character and conduct are
closed to her. (Marie Corelli had
not lived and written "The Sorrows of
Satan," when Greg penned these
words.) "With respect to the one topic which forms the staple of most novels—love—her means of judgment and
delineation must be always scanty and
generally superficial. She may have
felt the passion; she may possibly have
enjoyed or suffered opportunities of observing the workings of the sentiment,
but its wilder issues and its fiercer
crises are necessarily and righteously
hidden from her sight. She may by
dint of that marvelous faculty of sympathy and intuition which is given to
those who have felt profoundly and
suffered long, be able to divine much
which she cannot discover, and the purt
and God-given instincts which some
women possess in so rare a measure
may enable her to distinguish between
the genuine and the false, the noble
and the low, but many of the saddest
and deepest truths in fhe strange science of sexual affection are to her mysteriously and mercifully veiled; and the
knowledge of them can only be purchased at such a fearful cost that we
cannot wish it otherwise."
All this is very wise and very profound, and goes far to explain why,
with such a one-sided equipment women novelists necessarily inculcate false
standards of morality. "The result is
that in their work we are constantly
gazing on inaccurate pictures, constantly sympathizing with artificial or reprehensible emotions, constantly admiring culpable conduct, constantly imbibing false morality." These generally
may be classed under four heads: false
notions of honour, egotistical notions of
self-sacrifice, sinful notions of compassion, and distorted notions of the relative enormity of various failings and
Banff, 15th Oct., 1906.
Editor The Week:
Dear Sir,—In your current issue you
have an appreciative notice of N. K.
Luxton, with which all who know the
gentleman will heartily concur. One
statement you make is, however, wrong.
The amount being spent by the Western
Canada Cement Co. is $1,250,000 instead
of the "quarter of a million" with
which you credit them. In justice to
the company you might make the correction.
I am yours, etc.,
This is a banner crop year for Canada in quality as well as quantity.
Never before has such a huge crop of
oats been safely harvested; never before has the quality been so good. The
Brackman-Ker Milling Co.'s buyers
and elevators all over Western Canada
have secured the pick of this wonderful crop of finest oats, and by the aid
of the new and powerful machinery in
their various mills, have quickly transformed these delicious oats into the
famous B. &. K. Rolled Oats. Every
grocer has now a stock of B. & K.
Rolled Oats milled from this season's
wonderful crop. This is practically direct from the harvest field to your
breakfast table.
Sulphate If those persons who ob-
of Copper, jected to Elk Lake as a
source of supply for the
water works system of Vietoria needed any justification they have certainly found it in the rapidly accumulating evidence of the present week. We
knew long ago, Canon Beanlands says
to his knowledge for twenty-three
years, that Elk Lake water "looked
muddy and stank." In spite of this
Mayor Morley contends that it is the
best water available. Now we learn
that during the present summer tons
of alum have been dumped into the
lake to correct the flavor, and to substitute an artificial odour. On the
heels of this comes the proposal to
render the Elk Lake water still more
palatable by an infusion of sulphate
of copper. True, Mayor Morley has
not yet endorsed the latter suggestion,
but, as the former has been carried
out under his direction, it is only a
question of time. In fact, the Mayor
seems to think that a eity which, he
has for nearly a year permitted to be
doped with "chemical milk," must
by now have acquired a taste for
"chemical water." And this is the
conception of a chief magistrate for
dealing with the first and greatest
need of the citizens. It is about time
that some practical scheme was laid
before the ratepayers. This wandering round in the wildnerness and
getting lost in the swamp in a vain
search for water, at the insistent 017
of the people ,"Give us to drink," is
too much like a twentieth century burlesque of the Mosaic dispensation,
with the difference that there does
not seem to be much "striking" virtue in our Moses.
Coming There is a portion of the
Events. Conservative vineyard which
needs a little tending, if
all that "The Week" hears is true.
The old adage, "When the cat's away
the mice will play," has recently
been verified at Cumberland, where a
quiet movement has been going on to
switch the support of the Wellington
Coal Co. from the sitting member to
a nominee of the Liberal party. It
is even said that the person selected
in the secret councils of the faithful
is Mr. J. B. Bennett, principal of the
public school. It is thought that Mr.
Bennett will make a strong candidate,
but in case of defeat he is promised
the solatium of the editorship of tlie
combined local papers, the News and
the Enterprise. To enable this amalgamation of journalistic interests to
be brought about the powerful aid of
Mr. Wm. Sloan, M.P., has been invoked, and be has agreed to finance
the deal. That there is more than
'' smoke'' in the rumor may be gathered from the fact that recently the
Enterprise has been known to receive
instructions from a prominent Conservative who is said to be a party to
the political game. Altogether it
looks as if the Comox constituency
needs a little "nursing" if the avowed policy of the Federal Government
and the emissaries of tlie G. T. P. is
not to succeed in Cumberland, as it
has done recently in a larger centre
which need not be more specifically
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Hill. They stood looking at the splendid monument, when Adams remarked:
"This is the place, sir, where Warren
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by his fall?" Mr. Adams looked at his
friend. "Hurt! "said he. "He was
killed, sir." "Ah, indeed," the Englishman replied, still eyeing the monument
and commencing to compare its height
in his own mind. "Well, I should think
he might have been—falling so far."
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British Columbia
Fruit Growing.
British Columbia fruit is preferred
above all others in the markets of
the Middle West, where it commands
profitable prices. In 1904 a small
exhibit sent to England was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Horticultural Society, and last year
(1905) a car lot, exhibited in London, won the first prize from all competitors, while no less than eight
medals were awarded the individual
exhibits which made np the collection. This goes to prove that despite
the great distance' British Columbia
fruit has secured a prominent place
in the British market, in which Oregon and California applies have heretofore sold at the highest prices.
The fruit industry of British Columbia is in its infancy, but the results so far secred are convincing as
to its future importance. The actual
extent of fruit growing land has not
yet been ascertained, but by a conservative estimate at least one million acres south of the 52nd degree
will produce all the fruits of the temperate zone. The recognized fruit
districts include the southern part
of Vancouver Island and the Gulf
Islands, Lower Fraser River Valley,
Thompson River Valley, - Shuswap
Lake, Okanagan, Spallumcheen, Oso-
yoos, Similkameen, Upper Columbia
Valley, Kootenay Lake, Arrow Lake,
Lower Columbia River and Grand
Forks, which are all suited to the
best grades of fruit, and which contain extensive areas of fruit lands.
Other good fruit districts are: West
Coast of Vancouver Island, West
Coast of Mainland (wherepatches of
fruit lands are found at the heads of
the numerous inlets), Lower Fraser
Valley, Nicola, Grand Prairie, and
many other localities. In some of
these sections irrigation is necessary,
and, as mentioned elsewhere, water is
being supplied where the influx of
population warrants the necessary
expenditure. Many localities, which
are now proved to be suitable for
fruit culture, were but recently "discovered," for a few years ago fruit
was only raised in the settlements
along the coast and along the rivers,
and in quantity that failed to supply
even the limited local demand. In
1891 the total orchard area of the
province was 6,500 acres. In ten
years it only increased 1,000 acres,
but from 1901 to 1905 it jumped to
22,000 acres, and it is safe to say
that that acreage will be more than
doubled again before the close of
1906. Ten years ago British Columbia did not produce enough fruit to
supply her own population. The fol-
following "table of fruit shipments is
interesting in showing the steady
growth of the industry:
"Apples of Excellent Quality."
Nelson Fruit Pair.
By freight    By Express.
1902    1,469 tons      , 487 tons
1903    1,868 tons        676 tons
1904    2,161 tons        864 tons
1905    3,181 tons      1,176 tons
An increase of over 50 per cent in four years.
1,956 tons
2,544 tons
3,025 tons
588 tons
481 tons
4,357 tons      1,332 tons THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1966.
Exchanges With Our Kindred.
Hands Across the Sea,
Real and Ideal.
Disappointed as we may be in people
and things, few among us would care
to always see others as they really are.
—Ladies' Field.
Open Confession.
Great Britain maintains the standard
of amateur sport far better than we do.
Plain Dealer, Cleveland.
A Graceless Age.
Our present methods of training girls
are unsuccessful. Grace is a lost quantity among modern.women.—The World.
Coming Woman Famine.
The n.ear future will have to face a
woman famine throughout England, for
women are being attracted to the Colonies in annually increasing numbers.—
Flirtation Topics.
It is always of interest to women to
discuss flirtation. Looked at from any
point of view, the subject is one which
pre-eminently concerns them.—Lady's
Virtues of Kilts.
No one has yet suggested the utility
of kilts. They never bag at the knees,
nor do they ever require patching at
that part, and their hygienic properties
are proverbial.—Tailor and Cutter.
tions   with   the   other  nations of  the
world.—News Letter, San Francisco.
"News" from Louisville.
London tailors intend to introduce
next season an evening dress of blue
swallow-tail coat and brass buttons, in
order that British "gentlemen" may be
distinguished from waiters. The gentleman who has to rely on his dress to
distinguish him from a waiter is an ornament that society can well afford to
spare.—Times, Louisville.
Transvaal Prophecies.
So far as the Transvaal is concerned,
the next six months will settle the fate
of the colony, and, incidentally, of the
Liberal Government, for a Boer majority here will infallibly mean the
downfall of the men who brought it
about.—"Star," Johannesburg.
British Pugnacity.
The chronic kicker is not a pleasant
personality; but he performs a most
useful function; he is the watchdog of
liberty, the price of which is eternal
vigilance. The individuality of the British, their bull-headed harshness, tend
to make an act of protest congenial to
them.—Press, Nagasaki.
Naval Reductions.
The one factor that has kept bloodshed from the shores of Great Britain
for nearly two centuries is the supremacy of that Navy that is now in pe(il
from the hands of ignorance and impatience.—Times of India, Bombay.
Degenerate Mothers.
The most serious aspect of the under-feeding of school children, to my
mind, is that of the girls. They are
becoming degenerate mothers of a degenerate race; from such are unem-
ployables born.—Sir John Gorst, in
Good Words.
Ties With Japan.
An old lady, wishing to make her
favorite grandson a birthday present,
went into a hosier's the other day (says
London Opinion) and asked to see some
of those Anglo-Japanese ties about
which Baron Komura has so much to
Say just now .
The British Officer.
The British officer is neither "stupid"
nor "idle." The more the foreigner
learns of war under modern conditions
the more he appreciates the British
soldier. Now that justice has been
done him by the German General Staff,
perhaps his half-educated countrymen
will be a little less ready with their
uninstructed criticism.—Broad Arrow.
Danger of Assumptions.
The nations of Europe are as little
inclined to follow our lead in disarmament as they were to imitate our policy
of free imports. It is a highly dangerous thing to countermand battleships on
an assumption of this sort—Manchester
Offioe Girls' Marriages.
Should men marry their typewriters?
Why not? If a girl is a nice girl, whether she is pretty or not, she has just
as much chance of getting married in an
office as anywhere else—possibly a
shade more.—Weekly Dispatch.
Cheap Letter Insurance.
"The cheapest and safest way of sending a letter which you are particularly
anxious should be received is not to
register it, but to send it off with only
a half-penny stamp," says a contemporary. 'The Post Office never loses a
letter which  is insufficiently stamped.
Canada and the Navy.
Canadians arc in no temper to be
dragooned into paying their share of
the naval burden, as some British
newspapers and some Canadian fire-
eaters are inclined to dragoon them, but
we believe that the trend of public
opinion is in that direction.—Free
Press, Ottawa. '
What Will Become of Britain P
Great Britain is smaller by 550 square
miles than she was in the time of the
Norman Conquest, and she is losing
yearly a territory equal in size to Gibraltar. If this goes on, will the seas
one day wash over the last crumbling bit
of "the tight little isle" ?—Scientific
American, New York.
The King's Influence.
So powerful for good is King Edward's influence, whe nhe has a mind to
exert it in international concerns, that
all Europe breathed easier when it was
announced that he would meet the German Emperor and discuss the general
situation in Europe and Europe's rela-
John Bull's Parlous State.
John Bull is being driven into bankruptcy by the professions. The Civil
Servants want colonies for the appointments ,the Army wars for the promotions, the Navy ships for the commissions ; the Church is at his soul, the Law
at his pocket, and the Doctor at his
body I—"Marmaduke,"  in Truth.
Hunting Women Increase.
The number of hnuting women is increasing season by season. Madame is
to be much more conspicuous than ever
this season, and there are at present
more ladies turning out early to attend cubbing fixtures han ever was the
case before. This, of course, means
that when the season proper arrives the
hunting field will more than ever be a
sort of open-air club for ladies.—Madame.
Mr. Haldane's Three B's.
Speaking at Haddington on Friday,
Mr. Haldane confessed that in his army
speeches he had been doing a little of
his thinking aloud, so that the nation
might see what was going on and make
its criticisms.
So far from militarism being the result, nothing had a more steadying influence upon the people than to be
brought into close acquaintance with the
army. A nation in arms meant a nation which knew what war signified.
He was determined to save money and
to expend freely upon what was absolutely necessary for an efficient Army.
The details must be supervised almost
penuriously as in the German War office to obtain satisfactory results. His
three R's were : "Ruthless, relentless,
The Tie That Binds.
Cross-sleepers and chairs are now being substituted for the longitudinal
sleepers on the Wycombe branch of the
Great Western Railway between Maidenhead and Wycombe, this being probably the last or almost the last piece of
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Twenty ounces is thc weight of an
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"If juries were to accept thc uncorroborated statement of one woman, no
man's reputation would be safe," said
the judge at the Old Bailey.
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Vancouver, B.C
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Having been duly Instructed by Capt.
A, T. Hunt, R. N., will sell by
Without reserve, early in November, at
The whole of the NAVAL STORES belonging to
H. M. S.
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The above illustrations show a few out of hundreds of stores, public buildings and churches in Western Canada, the entire hardwood fittings, fixtures and furnishings of which were manufactured and erected by Weiler Bros., who build every sort of up-to-date store linings for drug, cigar, grocery,
dry goods and other stores; every description of ecclesiastical wood work for churches; desks and interior fittings for schools, and also thc most handsome fittings and furnishings for hotels, banks, insurance companies and public buildings. The wood work is built in their factory, Humboldt Street, Victoria, B. C, from architects' sketches, or Weiler Bros, will themselves subm it drawings by their trained experts w hen tlcsired. In addition to the hard
and other wood work from their fac tory, Weiler Bros, huge store at 33 Go vernment Street, Victoria, supplies the most modern office desks, chairs, stools,
linoleums, and hundreds of other items of office furniture, out of their very large stock. The combination of store and factory is a very strong one, and
gives great advantage in reduced prices. THE WEEK   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 190b.
Since the days when the wood-carver
revelled in miserere seats and the humor of the gargoyle appealed to the
stonemason humor in art has undergone various changes. It is interesting
to find as in eighteenth century days
china monsters again arrayed in drawing-rooms. Germany exports elves and
gnomes, and France sends artistic grotesques, but the most gruesome of all
are the Pottuguese and Chinese reptiles
and dragons in earthenware. I am afraid
that I do not admire these weird looking ornaments, even though my taste
runs more in the line of quaint shaped
vases rather than animals. In this
connection I would like to mention the
splendid display of art pottery at Weiler
Bros. The Bretby ware is a special
feature of this display, and it is really
worth while to take a look in when you
are in town.
The woman of discernment in such
matters as jewellery has long since realised that any ornament 'for which
Challoner & Mitchell is responsible has
a unique charm and character of its
own. A gift whose charms time can
never stale is a beautiful ring, and those
exclusive designs shown in this firm's
show-rooms depict the very latest trend
of fashion in this respect. Then their
choice collection of hair combs is one
which should prove a thing of beauty
and joy forever when adorning the auburn undulating tresses on the head of
the "Only  Girl."
<r^ *
* A Lady's Letter *
* By   BABETTE. " *
$ *
Dear Madge,—
Is there a more vexed question on
the face of the earth than that of women's work? Like politics and religion
it seems to serve periodically as a bone
of contention, and never yet have I encountered two individuals who agreed
over any one aspect of the matter. The
days when women wept and men worked exclusively seem to have gone for
good and all, and, indeed, the roles
would seem to be reversed, for men
are now complaining that they are being
' undersold by women who are not actually in need and can afford to work
for an impossible wage just to be able
to provide themselves with extra finery
and luxuries.
The selfishness of this course of action speaks for itself and may account
in no small degree for the present reluctance of the modern young man to
marry the modern maid. But the crux
of the whole grievance seems to me to
rest in one point which the mere man
has overlooked altogether—not unnaturally, perhaps—namely, that such women not only undersell men but their
fellow women, many of whom are quite
as dependent upon their own exertions
as their brothers.
Another point which deserves notice
is that women workers almost invariably go in for some definite training
before they enter the lists, whereas a
large proportion of young men start on
an indefinite career with no further
training than that afforded by a half-
finished public school education.
Incidentally I believe the modern
shrinkings from the disagreeables of
life is largely responsible both for the
over-crowding of the lighter fields of
labor and for the threatened extinction
of the domestic maid servant. I wonder men do not invade the latter field
in a body. They make much better servants than women, and one would soon
get used to the incongruity of having
one's morning cup of tea brought by a
houseman instead of a housemaid. May,
then, the recent revival of the nightcap be prophetic, I wonder? You remember how that delightful person,
Elizabeth, wrote to her mamma concerning the fascination of the nightcap of Madame la Baroune, which was
provided with side ringlets no less ingenuous than Elizabeth's own surmise
that the "raison d'etre" of the beauties
of Parisian ""deshabille" were due to
the prevalence of the ''valet de cham-
bre." Be that as it may, the arrival of
the nightcap is an accomplished fact.
For in some of the smart French and
English fashion books of late I have
seen pictures of the most adorable little
head-coverings of lawn and lace, all
quilled and frilled and beribboned, and
one actually and imbtishingly disports
clusters of wee shining ringlets on
either si.le. (For further particulars,
consult Madame Kosche.)
The blouse beautiful and the pretty
petticoat—how difficult is is to keep
pace with one's requirements in these
two matters alone! If women marched
in battalions I am convinced that the
morale of the whole body would depend on the individual consciousness of
unimpeachable frou-frous. In equal degree a smart bloses may be relied upon as an unfailing ally at a moment of
sartorial stress, and that it has saved
many a situation I feel sure. A blouse
that has lately enslaved my affections
is of a lovely soft pearly grey which
one sees in an April cloud when the
sun is shining. It is made of chiffon
over grey silk, and I like immensely
the square yoke and collar of cream
lace with edging of narrow black which
affords a pinuant relief no color could
have even partially achieved.
As to the petticoats I am still dreaming of a beauty in rich, deep blue silk,
adorned  with   star-shaped  motifs composed of pale blue ribbons run on very
full and  frilled  and  frilled and  frilled
again.    Simple    but    very    well-made
skirts in  elace and black  brochc with      Mistress   (engaging new    servant)
double  frills arc also admirable every-   And I hope ymt'rc not too friendly with
day  possessions.    Wonderfully    smart,   the  policeman,
too, are certain all-black jttpons of bro- I    Servant—Lor,' tin, ma'am.   I 'ale 'em.
cade  flounced with finely-pleated glace, I My father was  a Hanarchist,  mum.—
with lovely borderings of waved laces, j Pick-Me-TJp.
Song of the Sum of All.
We say it for an hour or for years.
Say   it   smiling,   say   it choked   with
Say it coldly, say it with a kiss,
And yet, we have no other word but
have   no   dearer   word   for   our
heart's friend,
For him  who journeys to the world's
far end
And sear; our heart in going; thus we
As to him who steps but o'er the way—
Alike to those we love, and those we
We  say  no more  at parting  at  life's
To  him   who  passes  through   beyond
earth's  sight
We cry as to the wanderer for a night—
Social and
Mrs. Creary (Vancouver) is the
guest of Mrs. P. De Noe Walker.
* *   *
The Misses Parley left on Thursday
for England, where they will be visiting
for several months.
* *   *
Miss Mignonnc Edwards returned lo
Seattle on Sunday evening last. During her visit in Victoria she was the
guest of her cousin, Miss Noel Mores-
* *  *
Mrs. Croft, "Mount Adelaide," entertained a large number of her friends
on Monday afternoon last. The affair
was given as a farewell for Mrs. Chaplin, who was leaving the following day
for England.
* *   *
"Cupid In Posterland" is tbe chief
attraction in the theatrical line for nexl
week. It will be given on Thursday
and Friday evenings in the Victoria
Theatre, by a number of local young
people, who have been rehearsing busily for lhe past three weeks.
* *   *
The Invitation Dancing Club of last
year has resolved itself into a Skating
Club, the membership being limited to
150. The lirts meeting was held last
evening at the rink and was a most
enjoyable affair. Later on, when the
skaters have become more proficient, it
is the intention to hold a carnival.
* *   *
The arrangements for the "Fancy
Fair" to be given by the Anti-Tuberculosis Society the end of November
are almost complete. It is the intention
of the society to have several novel
features, and the members are busily
engaged manufacturing many dainty articles for sale.
* *   *
On Tuesday last the members of the
Alexandra Club held a most delightful
function at their room, the affair being
a guest day tea. The hostesses for the
afternoon were Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs.
Stuart Robertson, Mrs. Carmichael and
Mrs. llanel. The reception room was
sweet with cut flowers ,and the tea tables were charmingly decoraled in
tvhi'e chrysanthemums and ferns. Some
of those present were: Mrs. Charles,
Mrs. I. H. To-'d, Mrs. C. F. Todd.
Miss Wigley, Mrs. Lugrin, Mrs. Shaw,
Mrs. N. Shaw, Mrs. Templeton, Mrs.
Rowe, Mrs. Rhodes. Mrs. Spratt, Mrs.
Beauchamp Tye, Mrs. Poff, Mrs.
Younghusband, Mrs. Hartley, Mrs. C.
M. Roberts, Mrs. Swinnerton, Mrs.
Grant. Mrs. Crosse. Miss Brae, Miss
Ethel Brown, Mrs. Tilton. Mrs. Green,
Mrs. Heaven. Mrs. McCallum. Mrs.
Powell, Mrs. Cobbett, Mrs. Hall. Mrs.
Carmichael, Mrs. T. S. Gore and others.
Anxious Parent—Doctor, my daughter appears to be going blind, and she
is about to be married.
Doctor—Let her go right on with fhe
wedding. Tf anything can open her
eyes, marriage will.—Stray Stories.
Down and Out.
The man  who  wins in the fight for
Who wins in the war for gold,
The welkin rings with his lauded name
Wherever his deeds are told.
Not mine  to jeer when  I hear  him
I'm proud of his heart so stout—
But what of the fellow who tried and
The fellow that's "down and out?"
Shall nought be said for the man who
The goal of his hopes to gain?
Who faced the battle with patient pride
And fought though the fight was vain?
Whose spirit in one    weak    moment
Who fell at the last redoubt—
Ah, many a hero heart has failed,
So here's to the "down and out I"
The  man   who   wins,   oh,  honor  him
And give him the praise that's due,
But don't forget the other who fell
Ere ever his dreams came true;
Yes, honor the  man  whose will prevailed,
Who baffled despair and doubt—
But give one thought to the man who
The fellow that's "down and out."
—Denis A.  McCarthy, in  New  York
;|The Home
t Seekers
Special   Bargains  to
Wind Up An Estate.
6}4 acres in the North
End, only 20 minutes walk
to Post Office, with southern aspect, $600 per acre,
5 acres is all cleared and in
high state of cultivation.
Seaview lots from $50 to
$100 each, chiefly cleared,
and ready for building on.
Easy terms if necessary.
The B. C. Land & Investment
Agency, Ltd.
Real Estate, Financial and
Insurance Agents,
Celestial Charioteering.
I have loved many, the more and the
I have loved many, that I might love
All of my life was but loving and proving—
The near and the far, the constant, the
Thc sad and the joyous, the shadow,
the part,
With   signs   of   their   lacking marked
down in my heart.
(For never the goal    and the whole
were for me.)
They were handle and hint, they were
crutch, they were key,
They were bramble and hud, but never
the flower,
They were dawn, they were dark, nor
ever noon hour;
They were soil-of-life, spoil-of-life,
symbol and clew,
But t'he sonl-of-life, whole-of-life waited for you.
They were wave, they were tide, they
were shade on the lea,
But you are the earth, and the sun and
thc  sea.
—Harper's   Magazine  for September.
j   HAROLD M. DALY, Manager
Three Courses
Business Institute
British American
Trust Company,
OFFICES : Vancouver, B. C.
Grand Fork*, B. C.
Victoria, B.C.
Transacts a General Financial and
Fiduciary Business. Acts as Executor, Administrator, Trustee,etc.
Buys and Sells High Grade Investment Securities. Manages, buys,
sells, rents and appraises real estate. Collects Rents and Places
Insurance. Negotiates Loans on
Real Entate. Makes Loans on
High Grade Securities.
Correspondence Solicited.
Victoria Agents for the Nanaimo.Collieries.
New Wellington Coal.
The best household coal in the market ar |
current rates.   Anthracite coal for sale.:
Dealers mi Cord and Cut Wood.
34 Broad Street.
Phone 647
What 5s your Type?
Bookkeeping, Gregg and Pitman
Shorthand, Telegraphy, and Engineering.
Eight Teachers.
Forty-five Tjpcwriters.
For paitlcularB regarding how these
courses may be obtaimd, see The Week's
announcement in ui.otuer column.
R.J. Sprott, B.A,, Principal.
H. A. Scriven, B A., Vice-Principal..^
J. K. Cunningham, Secretary.
Effie—Bui, papa, how do you know
that it was a stork that brought us the
new baby?
Papa—Because, my dear, I just saw
his bill!—Woman's Home  Companion.
A man is religious when all he is and j
all he docs goes lo make life more |
sacred; employing all his energies in j
thc pursuit of Truth.
This is a banner crop year for Canada in quality as well as quantity.
Never before has such a huge crop of
oats been safely harvested; never before has the quality been so good. The
Brackman-Ker Milling Co.'s buyers
and elevators all over Western Canada
have secured the pick of this wonderful crop of finest oats, and by the aid
of thc new and powerful machinery in
their various mills, have quickly transformed these delicious oats into the
famous B, &. K. Rolled Oats. Every
grocer has now a stock of B. & K.
Rolled Oats milled from this season's
wonderful crop. This is practically direct from the harvest field to your
breakfast table.
Semi-ready Type B — Erect.
Nature   recognizes   seven
types of physical manhood-
each type being clearly defined
to the student of physiologyj
The salesman in the Semi-ready
store is a student of physical t
He can look you over and at ono
select from among a thousand thfj
exact garment fashioned to youa
figure.    After  yon  select
favorite, the suit can be finlshe
to your measure in a noun.
A $15 Semi-ready Suit hu the nm* i
h it m our Jm and $55 Suite.
Semi-rkady Wardrobs:
B. Williams&CoJ
68=70 Yates StJ
Cook With Qood
That means our Baking Powder, bJ
cause it is as good as Pure Cream f
Tartar, Pure Soda and other gocj
things can make.
The large sale our Baking Pi
is having shows that lots of good coo
are using it.
Price 25c. Per Pounj
I Government St., near Yates Sird THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 1906.
An Interesting Lecture.
On Wednesday an interesting lecture
was given under the auspices of th
Victoria Literary Society and the Alexandra Literary Society at the Alexandra Hall, kindly lent for the occasion, the lecturer being Mr. Norman
Hackett, who is playing the part of.
;Mr. Ford in the Louis James Company.
He chose as his themes, "The Haunts
iof Shakespeare" and "The Merry
Wives of Windsor." After a brief description of Stratford on Avon, Mr.
Hackett entertained his audience with
an excellent appreciation of the beau-
ies of Shakespeare's plays, interspers-
ng his remarks with frequent extracts.
Se strongly advised readers to throw
iway their commentators, except in so
:ar as they might explain an obsolete
vord, and to use their own intelli-
'ence to understand the various charters and the beauties of the language.
The Merry Wives had been written at
he express command of Queen Eliza-
ieth, in order that she might enjoy
he spectacle of Falstaff in love. The
ioet accomplished the feat in fourteen
lays, and it is the only play which de-
[scribes the actual life of England dur-
'.ng the reign of "Good Queen Bess."
.t the close of the lecture Mrs. Hasell
[moved a vote of thanks to the speaker,
[which was heartily adopted, and a
vote of thanks was also extended to
iViiss Buck-man for having been instrumental in procuring for the societies
.the kind services of Mr. Hackett. The
iRev. J. Sweet, rector of St. James', presided over the meeting.
situated in New Westminster District:
Commencing from a post on the east shore
of the large lnke, northern end of Sechelt
Peninsula; tnence north 160 cnains; east
40 chains; south 160 chains, more or less,
to shore, theuce following shore to point
of commencement.
Sept.  17th, 1906.
This is a banner crop year for Can-
lada in quality as well as quantity.
lNever before has such a huge crop of
loats been safely harvested; never be-
jjiore has the quality been so good. The
Urackman-Ker Milling Co.'s buyers
land elevators all over Western Canada
jliave secured the pick of this wonderful crop of finest oats, and by the aid
lof the new and powerful machinery in
■their various mills, have quickly trans-
Iformed these delicious oats into the
[famous B. &. K. Rolled Oats. Every
Igrocer has now a stock of B. & K.
■Rolled Oats milled from this season's
■wonderful crop. .This is practically di-
Irect from the harvest field to your
Ibreakfast table.
NOTICE Is hereby given that 60 days
utter date I Intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Land's and Works for permission to purchase the fallowing' desoribed lands situate in the Kitsum Kaluin
Valley, Range V, Coast District: Commencing at a stake planted nt the N. E.
corner of Jas. Adams' purchase claim,
marked N. T. C. No. 1 Initial Post; thence
10 ehnlns west; tbence 40 chains north;
thence 40 cbalns oust; thenco 40 chains
south to point of commencement and containing 160 acres move or less.
N. T. CUNNINGHAM, Locator.
F. W. R'OHLER, Agent.
Located  October 1st,  190B.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 dnys
utter dnto 1 Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner ot Lands and Works
for permission to purchase the following
described land, situated In tbe Coast District, Range 5: Beginning at a post planted ou the north bank of tbe Skeenn river
nbout one mile southwest of Zyniqetltz
liver nt the southeast corner ot J. E. Bate-
man's pre-emption claim and marked E. B.'s
Northeast Corner; thence running west 120
chains; tiience south about 50 ehnlns, more
or less, to 'bank «t Skpenn river; thenee ln
a morthenstei'ly direction following meandering of the Skeenn liver to post of commencement, containing about 320 acres of
lnnd more or less.
.T. E. BATEMAN, Affent.
Located September 20th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 dnys
after dnte I intend to npply fa tbe Hon.
Clhlef Commissioner of Lands nnd Works
tor permission to purchnse the following
described lnnd situated In the Const District:, Range 5: Beginning at a post
planted on the north bank of the Skeena
river, at the month of Zymqetltz river and
mnrked B. B.'s Southwest Corner; thence
running north 100 chnins; 'thence enst 80
chains; thence south to bank of Skeena
river about 40 chains more or less; thenee
following meandering of Skeena river ln
■i southwesterly direction to post of commencement, containing 640 acres of land
more or less.
T. E. BATEMAN, Agent.
Loented  September  20th,   1906.
NOTICE Is hereby given thnt SO days
after dnte I Intend to npply to the Hon.
pilef Commissioner of Lands nnd Works
tor n special licence to cut and carry away
timber from the following described lnnds
Ion west shore of Alice Arm, Observatory
■inlet, Cassiar District, B. C: Starting at
la post marked southenst corner, said post
blunted about 20 chains from point dividing
■Alice and Hastings Arms running 20 chains
Ivest to T. L. 6141; thence north 160 chains;
Ihence enst 60 ehnlns to shore; thence south
Jilong the shore 160 ehnlns to point of com-
CO.,   LTD.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 dnys
|ifter dnte I Intend to npply to the Hon.
jhief Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works
or a speeiii'l licence to cut nnd carry nwny
khnber from the following described lnnds
fn ronr of G. McKay's west license on
Mice Ann, Cnsslnr District, B. C.i Storting nt it post marked southwest corner,
funning north 40 chains; enst 160 chnins;
Iionth 40 cbalns; west 160 chains to point
l-f commencement.
CO.,   LTD.
NOTICE is hereby given thnt 30 days
hfter dnte T Intend to npply to tho Hon.
thief Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works
I'or n special licence to cut aud carry away
limber from the following described lands
Im east shore of Observatory Inlet, Cnsslnr
lllstrlct, B. C: Starting nt n point marked
louthwcst, planted nbont seven miles nbove
lhe Pnclflc Northern Cannery Co.; running
Just 40 chnins; north 80 chnins; enst 40
Ihnlns; north SO ehnlns; west 40 chains to
lliore; thence south following shore to
Joint ot commencement.
i CO.,   LTD.
NOTICE Is hereby given Hint 30 dnys
Ifter dnte I Intend to npply to thc Hon.
thief Commissioner •oif Lnnds and Works
i>r a special licence to cut nnd carry nwny
limber from the following described lnnds
|n Observatory Inlet, Cassiar District, R.
Starting at a post marked southwest
krner, loented opposite thc Northern Pnclflc
(nnnr-ry Co; running enst 120 chnins; north
chains; west 60 chnins to shore of bny;
lyutli'wost nlong shore to point of coin-
ICO.,   LTD.
&N0TICE is hereby .given that 00 dnys
I'ter dnte I Intend to npply to tbe Hon.
Iilef Commissioner of Lnnds and Works
Ir permission to purchnse the following
Inscribed lnnd: Commencing nt n post nt
le northeast corner of Lot 182, Rnnge
re (5), Coast District, mnrked E. Davies*
liuthcnst Corner; thence running 40 chains
; thence 40 ehnlns north: tiience 40
loins enst, more or less, to Ky-yex river*
Jeii'Ce following meandering of Ky-ycx
Ivor to point of commencement, containing
le hundred nnd sixty ncres. more or less.
|T.ocnted July 12th, 1900.
■NOTICE is hereby given thnt 30 days
Iter dnte I Intend to npply to the Hon.
|ief Commissioner »f Lnnds nnd Works
1 n special licence to cut nnd carry awny
■nber from the following described lnnd,
NOTICE Is hereby given that 60 dnys
nfter date I Intend to npply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described
'nnd sltunted In the ICltsiimknlum Vnlley,
Range 5, Coast District: Commencing at
i stake planted at the N. E. corner of N
T. Cunninghnm purchase claim, marked
W. A. AVndlinms' No. 1 Initlnl Post; tbence
running 40 chains west; thenee 40 chnins
north; thence 40 chnins cast; thenee 40
chnins south to post of commonieeiment,
containing 160 acres more or less.
W. A. WADHAMS,  Locator
P. W. BOHLER, Agent.
Loented  October  1st,  1906.
NOTICE Is hereby given thnt 60 dnys
after dnte I intend1 to npply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lnnds and Works for permission to purchnse the following described
'nnd situated in the, Kltsumknlum Vnlley,
Range 5, Const District: Commencing at
•i stnke plnnted nt tbe N. E. corner of
W. A. Wndhnms' purchnse claim, marked L,
Guno No. 1 Initial Post; thence running
10 chnins west; thence 40 chnins north;
thence 40 chnins enst; thenee 40 chains
south to post of eomnnenccment, contninin,
100 ncres more or less.
L.  GUNE,   Locator.
F. W. BOHLER, Agent.
Loented  October  1st,   1906.
NOTICE Is herehy given thnt 30 dnys
nfter dnte, we Intend to npply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd Works
for n speclnl licence to cut nnd enrry awny
timber from the following described lands
No. 4. Commencing nt n post on the
west shore lot the large lnke on the northern end of Seeholl Penlnsnln, nbout four
miles south of Captnln Islnnd, New Westminster District; thence west 40 chnins,
south 80 chnins, enst 40 chnins, south 80
chnins, east 40 chnins, more or less, to
shore; thence following the shore to point
of  commencement.
No. 5. Commencing nt n stnke on the
western shore of n lnke on the north end of
Sechelt Peninsula; thence west to the eastern boundnry of T. L. 5,888; thence 8C
chnins north; thence 80 chnins enst; thenee
south to shore of lnke; thence following the
shore to point of commencement.
No. 0. Commencing from the shore of n
lnke nt the north end of Sechelt Penlnsnln
tiience north nbout 40 chnins to the southwest corner of Timber Lease No. 672
thence east 40 chnins, south 40 chnins, enst
40 cbulns, south 120 chnins; thenco about
40 chnins west to shore of lnke; thence foi
lowing the shore to point of commencement.
J.   WEST.
NOTICE Is hereby given that 60 dnys
from date 1 intend to npply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands nnd Works for permission to purchnse the following described
bind, adjoining Lot 046, Skeenn District:
Commencing nt n post mnrked "A C.'s N
W. Corner": thenee enst 40 chnins nlong
south boundnry of T. Flewln's claim; tbence
south 40 chains; tbence west 40 chnins;
tbence north 40 chnins, nlong cast boundary
of Lot 610 to point of commencement, containing 100 ncres imore or less,
NOTICE Is hereby given Hint 30 dnys
niter dnte I Intend to npply to the Hon,
Chief Commissioner of Land nnd Works
for n licence; to cut nnd enrry nwny timber
from the following described lnnds sltunted
in Renfrew  District:
No. 6. Commencing nt n post 20 chnins
enst of the first fork of -Dubnh creek, nbout
1 mile from snlt wnter; thonce E. 40 chnins;
S. 160 cbulns; W. 40 chnins; N. 100 chnins
to point of commencement,
No. 7. Commencing nt southenst corner
ot No. 6 clnim on Dubnh creel;; tbence
enst 100 cbulns: N. 40 chnins; W. 100
chains; S. 40 chnins to point of commencement.
No. 8. Commencing nt n post planted
nbout 20 chnins N. 'of the N. E. corner nf
No. 7 claim, on the north side of Dubnh
creek; thence W. 80 chnins; N. SO chnln
E. 80 chains; S. 80 chnins to point of commencement,
No. 0. Commencing nt a post nt the
south end of Bntndnt Lnke, nbout hnlf
mile S. E. of Nitinnt Lake; thence E. SO
ehailts; S. SO ehnlns; W. SO ehnlns; N. 80
chnins lo point of commencement.
Notice is hereby given that, CO days
after date, I intend to apply to lhe Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a lease of the foreshore opposite Lots
53 and 54, Metchosin District.
Vancouver. B. C, July 4th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 dnys
from dnte I intend to npply to the Chief
Commissioner of 'Lauds and Works for
permission to purchnse thc following described lnnd, situated in Range 5, Skeena
River District, nbout one mile from Little
Commencing nt a post planted on the
southeast corner, marked R. Braun; thence
running west 80 chains to Turner's S. E.
corner; thence north 40 chains to
Frank's southeast corner; thence cast
40 chains; tbence south SO chains to point
of commencement, containing 480 acres,
more or  less.
lLocated  September 1,  1906.
Port  Esslngton,   B.  C.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty dnys
after date 1 intend to npply to tbe Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described
land, starting from a post ■planted on the
south line of lot 199,: at the hend of Union
Bny, thence 40 chains east, thence 40 chnins
south, thence 40 chains west to shore
line, thence northerly along shore
line of Union Bay to point ot commencement, containing 160 acres more or less.
Staked September 4th, 1906.
NOTICE Is hereby given that thirty dnys
after date I intend to apply to the Hon. the
Chief Commissioner of Lnnd3 and Works for
permission to purchase the following described land, situated on Portland Channel:
Starting from a post marked "C. B. F.*s
northwest corner;" thence south 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence uorth 40
chains; thence west along shore line to
point ot commencement, containing 160
acres more or less.
Little Canyon, B. C, Sept. 3rd, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days
from date I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of iLands and Works
for permission to purchase the following
described land, sltunted In Range 5. Skeena
River District, about one nnd one half
miles from Little Canyon, commencing nt
a post marked West N. E. Corner and K.
B-raun S. E. Conner, thence 80 chains west
to Schilling's S. E. Corner, thence north 40
chains, thence east 80 chains, thence south
40 chains to point of commencement, containing, 320 acres more or less.
Located Sept. 3rd, 1906. „„,„,
Southeast Kootenay Railway Co.
Take Notice that the first; meeting ol'
tbe shareholders of the Southeast Kootenay Railway Company will be held
at tbe office of Messrs. McPhillips &
Heislerman, Davie Chambers,  Bastion!    That the boundaries of ;he Assessment
St., Victoria, B. C,   ou Thursday, the I Districts of Lillooet (East and West) and
18th day of October, 1006, at the hour of'
8.30 p.m.
R. B. Punnett, Secretary.
NOTICE Is hereby given thnt the Lieutenant-Governor ln Council has been p'ensed
j to order us follows, namely:
of Quesnel Forks, ns described lu the British Columbia Gazette dated 25th April, 1906,
In pursuance of the Order In Couucll No.
232, be rescinded nnd cancelled, and the
following boundaries substituted therefor:
SIXTY days after date I Intend to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of ,Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the
following described lnnd, commencing at
u post planted on the left bank of the
Skeent river, about three and one-
httlf miles above the Lakelse river
nud joining John Ncldhardt's N. E.
corner and marked L. W. S.'s northwest
coruor    and   running    south   100    chains,
thence  east 40  chains,   tbence  north   160 ,,,,.,.,.,. , ...     ,r ,v.«.
chains, more or less, to left bauk of the, pnrnllel of latitude to Its crossing of the
Skeenu river, thence westward!? along thej miooet and Alexandria Wagon Road at
Skeena  river  to  point  of commencement   Ulc -g.^,,,, post; mel]ce southeasterly, fo'-
Lillooet Assessment District.
1. West Lillooet.—Commencing at the
junction of tbe Chllcotln river with the
IFraser river; thence southerly, following
the course of the Frnser river to the 51st
parallel of Intitude; thence east nlong said
und eontnlulng 640 ncres,  more or less.
Port Esslngton, B. C.
L. W. SLOAN, Locator.
J. E. BATEMAN, Agent.
lowing the divide between Pavilion creek
nnd Maiden creek to its Intersection with
the western boundary of the Railway Belt
In Township 22, Range 27 west of the
SIXTY days after date 1 Intend to I sixth initial meridian; thenee southerly,
apply to thc Chief Commissioner of .Lauds following the western boundary of the
and Works for permission to purchase the. Railway Belt to a point due west from
following described land, commencing at | Lyttou on tbe boundnry of said Railway
a post planted on the left bauk of the J Belt; thence west to a point where the
Skeena, about tour miles above the Lakelse i 124th meridian ot west longitude lnter-
river and adjoining L. W. S.'s northeast j sects the north shore of Queen's Reach,
corner and marked N. M. J.'s northwest: Jervis Inlet; thence due north along the
corner, and running south aloug thc east-1 124th meridian of west longitude to the
em boundary of L. W. S.'s application 160 51st parallel of latitude; theuce due west
chains, thenco east 40 chains, thence north, along the snid 51st parallel of latitude to
ess, to bank of the  Its Intersection with thc 125th meridian of
100 chains, more or less,
Skeena   river,   theuce   westerly   along  the
Skeena   river to  point   of  commencement
and containing 640 acres, more or less.
Port  Esslngton, B.  C.
N. M. JOSEPH, Locator,
J. E. BATEMAN, Agent.
west longitude (n point on the Homnlko
river nbout seven miles from Wnddlngton
Hnrbor); thence due north nlong the 125th
meridian ot west longitude to Its Intersection with the 52nd parallel of latitude:
! thence due enst nlong the 52nd parallel of
' Intitude to its intersection with the centre
Notice Is hereby given that 30 days after
date, I Intend to apply to the Hon. the
Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd Works,
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described
No. 4. Commencing nt a stake on the
west shore of the large lake on the
northern end of Sechelt Peninsula, about
four miles south of Cnptnln Island, New
Westminster District; theuce west 40
chains, south 80 chains, enst 40 chnins,
south 80 chains, east 40 chains to shore
of 'nke; thence following shore line to
point of commencement.
No. 5. Commencing nt n stnke on the
western shore ot a lnke on the north end
of Secholt Peninsula; thence west to the
eastern boundary of Timber License No.
5,888; thence 80 chains north to the boun-
'dary of pre-emption No. 1,843; thence
SO chains east; thence south to shore of
lnke; thence following lake shore to point
of commencement.
No. 0. Commencing from thc shore of
a lnke at the north end of Sechelt Peninsula; thence north about 40 chains to the
southwest corner ot Timber Lease No. 672;
thence east 40 ehnlns; thence south 40
chains; enst 40 ehnlns; south 120 chains;
thence about 40 chains west to shore of
lake; thence following the shore to point
of commencement. y   ^^
Little Canyon, Sept. 1, 1906.
NOTICE Is hereby given thnt 60 dnys
from dnte I Intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works for permission to purchnse the following described
lnnd, adjoining Lot 640, Skeena District:
Commencing nt a post mnrked "A. C.'s- N.
W. Corner"; thence enst 40 chnins along
south boundary of T. Flewln's claim; thence
south 40 chains; 'thence west 40 mains;
thonce north 40 chains, along cast boundary of Lot 646 to point of commencement,
NOTICE Is hereby given that two months
nfter dnte I Intend to npply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd 'worns
for n special licence to cut nnd carry nwny
timber from the following described lnnds,
commencing nt a post planted nt the southwest corner of Lot 818, Deer creek, Clnyo-
cuiot. thence east 40 chnins, thonce south
■10 chuins, thence west 40 chains, thence
south SO chains, thence west SO chnins,
tbence northerly along the bench to polut
of commencement,   eontnlulng   040   acres,
m0re 0,'l0SS- M.J. HAUGEN.
August 28th, 1906.
NOTICE Is hereby given Hint two months
after dnte I intend to npply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd Works
for n special licence to cut and enrry nwny
timber from the following described binds,
commencing nt a post planted nbout throe
fourths of n mile west of the Elk river,
tiience north SO cbulns. thenco west 40
ehnlns, thence south 40 chains, thonce west.
40 chains, thenco south 40 chains, thence
enst 40 chnins, thenco south 40 ehnlns,
thence enst nlong the bench of Kennedy
lake, thence north to point of commencement, containing 0-10 acres, more or loss.
M  J ,'lAlliKN.
Sept.  Ist,   1006.
NOTICE Is hereby given that thirty (80)
days after date I intend to npply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lnnds and Works
foi n speclnl licence to out nnd carry timber
from the following described lands, situated  In  District of New  West minster.
1, Commencing nt a post planted n quarter
of a mile from the bench nt the bend of St.
Vincent Hay, Ilotbnm Sound, thonoe west
160 chnins, thenee north 40 ehnlns, thence
enst 160 cbalns. nnd thence south 40 chnins
to the point of commencement, containing
010 acres,
2. Commencing at the northenst corner
of No. 1 cliihn ns above described, thonce
north 40 chnins, thenco west 160 chnins,
tbence south 40 chnins, thence enst nlong
the northern boundnry of tho snld No. 1
claim to point of commencement, eontnlulng 010 acres.
Dnted nt   Vnncouver   this   13th  dny    of
September. .I'M
Notice  is  hereby  given that  th rty : ot llUln lnke: ,thu 1CL en^ly followllls the
^o„o ..{f.,.. j... T lit^A .„ i    aZ IC.     centre  of  Tatla   ake,   Chilanco river and
days after date I intend to apply to the , cmotin rlvcr to the mouth of Annham
Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands ! creek; tbence northerly up Anaham creek
and Works for permission to purchase t0 the crossing of the wagon road; thenee
rn» fnllnwino- rWrbVrl land siHmtpH nn southeasterly and northensterly, following
tne following described land, situated on , tue wngou roncl pnst Harper's lake to the
Portland   Channel;    Starting   from   a iFraser river nt the mouth of Chimney creek;
post marked "C. B. F.'s northwest cor- i thence southerly, following thc Fraser river
ner •"   thence   (south   An  chains •   thenro - t0 tlle l>oint or commencement.
ner,    tnence  sown 40 cnains, tnence,    2    Enst   miooet—Commencing at   the
east 40 chains; thence north 40 chains; | junction of the Chllcotln rivor with the
thenoe west along shore  line to point! Frnser  river;  thence southerly, following
of commencement, containing 160 acres  the f,0"1'*'; .<>'*''« v™** rlIcrft0,*e "?J
 „ ... ° parallel of latitude   thence east along snld
more or less.   - •■
parallel of latitude to Its crossing of the
Lillooet and Alexandria Wagon Road nt the
*.,..„™,  .    , ,        „,.,„,        53-mlle post; thonce southeasterly,  follow-
NOTICE Is hereby given that 60 days ln. ae dh.|dc between Pavilion creek and
after date I Intend ta apply to theiHon. | Maiden creek to Its Intersection with the
the Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd Works   WMtern  boundary of the Rnilwny Belt In
Township 22,  Rnnge 27 west of the sixth
lnltinl   merldlnn;   thence  south,  following
for permission  to  purchnse  the  following
described  land: ,„,,„.,   ,„.     ....,.,.    ...,.,,.    .,...„ „
A small unnamed Island outside the S.E. , ^ western boundary of the Rnilwny Belt
orner of Campbell bay, off the east const ito ltg intersection with the northern boundary of Township 21, Rnnge 27 west of the
sixth initial merldlnn; thence east, following the northern boundnry of Township 21,
in Ranges 27, 26, 25, 24, 23 and 22 west
of the sixth initlnl meridlau to the northeast corner of snld Township 21, In Range
22 west of the sixth initial meridian;
thence north, following thc east boundary
of Townships 22, 23 and 24 to thc northern boundary of the Railway Belt in Township 24; thenco enst nlong the north boundary of the Rnilwny Belt to its Intersection with the enstern boundnry • of Kamloops Assessment District nt thc southeast
corner of Section 27, Township 23, Range
18 west of tho sixth initial nicridlnn; thence
north, following the west boundary of the
Kamloops District to a point on the 62nd
parallel of Intitude north of Mnhood lake:
thence west along the said 52nd parallel or
latitude to Its Intersection with the Fraser
river; theuce following southerly along the
Frnser river to thc point of commencement.
Quesnel Forks Assessment District.
Commencing at  a    point on the    west
of Mayne island and situate about 30
chains to the southeastward of the northeast corner of section nine, Mayne island,
and containing about 16 acres.
Dated this 19th day of September, 1906.
NOTICE Is hereby given that 60 days
after date, 1 intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of .Lands and Works,
for permission to purchase the following
bind nenr Kaien island, In Skeent district:
Commencing at a stnke planted at
southeast corner of lot 016, mnrked
"W. C's. corner;" thence east 40 chains;
thence south about 55 chnins to W. Mc-
Kcnzle's north boundnry; thence west 20
chnins to A. G. H. Pott's enst boundnr.v;
thonce north nbout 30 ehnlns to A. G. II.
Pott's northenst corner; thonce west along
said boundary 20 chains to east line of
lot 646A; thence north 20 chnins to point
of commencement, containing 140 acres
more or less.
Notice  Is hereby given    that,  CO
: — ,,-,,, ■ ,-. --- ■ ■ ■ days boundary of the Kootenny Land District
?.u,er, 'Jl1'6' \ in,lenA t0« ?ppl£ !ihwHoin* ™ ''"-' »-<rt pnrnllel of Intitude, teu miles
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works   wpst    ,   the   Colnmbln river;  thence  due
for a lease of the foreshore opposite Lots
45, 4G and 47, Esquimau District.
Vancouver, B. C, July 4th, im.
NOTICE Is hereby given that 60 dnys
nfter dnte I Intend to npply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands nnd Works for permission to purchase the following lnnd,
situated on Works Channel: Commencing
nt a post marked "Initial Post T. H. W.,"
thence east  20  chains,    thence north  20
west, following the 52nd parallel of Intitude
to its Intersection with thc Frnser river;
thenco northerly, following the course of
the .Frnser rivor to the Intersection of the
Wagon Itond nt the mouth of Chimney
crock; thence southwesterly nnd northwesterly, following the Wngon Rond past
Harper's lake to Annham crook; thence
southerly down Annham creek to Its mouth;
thenco westerly, following thc course of
the Chllcotln river to its junction with the
Chilanco river; thence westerly, following
thc course of the Chilnneo rivor nnd  the
chnins, thence west 20 chnins, thence nortn
20 chains, thence west 40 chnins, thence centre of Tntln lnke to the Intersection of
south 40 chnins, more or less, to shore [ the centre line of snld Tntln hike, with
line; thence following shore line to point Hie 52nd pnrnllel of Intitude; thence due
of   commencement,   containing  240  acres  west, following the 02nd parallel ot latitude
more or less.
Port Simpson, B. C,
Aug. 16, 1900.
NOTICE Is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I Intend to npply to the Hon.
Chief  Commissioner of  Lands  nnd Works I
to Its Intersection with the 125th merldlnn
of west longitude; theuce north on the
height of land between the wntorshed of
the Chllcotln nnd Blackwater rivers to the
west of Tsn-chu lnke; thenee ensterly, following the northern watershed of the
Blackwater   rivor  four   miles   below   the
to permission" o" purchaa "tie" west ia   ! &<& Vrll^J^lL^?? cT„^
northeastJUinrtcr, all In Section 8, Town-1 ®met rU.„ fl)llr ,„„,,,. tJl0,lf.e east t0 tne
ship 6, Coast Range 5, Bulkley Valley:
containing one hundred and sixty (160)
acres, more or less.
Dnted July 25th,  1908.
NOTICE Is hereby given thut. 60 dnys
after date, I Intend to npply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works
for permission to purchase the southwest
qunrter    section     17,   Township   6,   Constlj'ng |j',;; VnterShed° between'tlip'soii'th 'Fork
south end of Dragon lake; thence southenst
to Twenty-mile creek; thenco following
Twenty-Mile crock to Its liendwnters;
theuce following the height of lnnd forming the watershed between Quesnel river,
Cariboo lnke. and Swamp river on the
south, and Swift river nnd Willow river
anil lis tributaries on the north, crossing
Swamp rivor two miles south of Sandy
mil following the height of land form-
Rango 5,  Bulkley Vnlley; containing 060)
one hundred and sixty acres, more or less.
Aldermere.  July 25,   1906. null
NOTICE Is hereby given that, 60 dnye
nfter dnte, I, the undersigned, will npplj
to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to lense or purchnse
the following described lnnd, namely, In
Hesnlt Hnrbor, Tlupnna Arm, Nootkn
Sound, commencing at a post mnTkcd .1
Mortimer, Southenst Corner, running 4"
chains west, thenco north to shore lino,
thonoe following the shore line to the
point of commencement, containing so
ncres, more or loss.
Victoria, II.  C,  July  11th, 11)06.
Notice Is Hereby given thai, 00 iloyi
nficr dale, I Intend i" npply ' 1 lhe Hon
Chief Commissioner of Lands and WmIm-
for permission to purchase lhe following
described land on tho Skeena Ulver
Range V., Coast District: Starting from t
post located at the northeast corner ol
the Kitsilas Indian Reserve, and markee-
"R. J. MoGeaehle, S. W, corner"; thenoi
north 40 chains; thence oast 10 chains
thenee south 4'' chains: thence west *'■
chains to point of commencement, con-
mining 100 acres, more or less.
E. J.  McliKACiiicJ.
Kitsilas, Mny 28th, 1006.
'f the Fraser river and Canoe river to tbe
east boundary of tho Kootenny province;
thence south along the east boundary of
the province to the northern boundnry of
Kootenny lllstrlct; thence west and south
along the boundary of the Kootenay District to the polut of commencement.
It Is further ordered that the Assessors
anil Collectors of the said Lillooet nnd
Quesnel Forks Assessment Iilstrlets bo and
are hereby Invested with Jurisdiction within the Assessment Iilstrlets hereby defined,
ami that thc boundaries as now deilneil
take effect as from the 30th dnv of June,
100(1. That I ho Assessment Roils for tne
year 1906, as finally passed, shnll be noted
upon by the Assessors nml Collectors of
snld Districts until the said 80th dnv of
June, 1906, nnd thnt ull taxes shall be' collected In accordance therewith up to nnd In-
eluding Hint dnte. That Immediately nfter
said ,')i)ih June, where It may he necessary
to transfer the names of the assessed persons on the rolls of the respective Assessment Districts, or to transfer the descriptions of assessed property from
one district to thc other district,
lu consequence of the ohnngo in the
boundaries between the snld two Assessment Districts, the Assessors and Collectors are authorized to make such transfers
and to collect any arrears of taxes duo nt
said ;mtli day of Juno by the persons nnd
property so transferred to their respective
Assessment Districts.
Treasury Department, 21st August, 1906. 10
By The Traveller.
Little by little Ymir is taking on new
life, and signs are plentiful that this
free-milling gold camp will shortly see
"things doing." At least,' if you ask
Sam Miller, who has been iu tlie diggings fc* nine years, you'll get the
right kind of reply—cheerfully optimistic. Then too, mine host G. S. Coleman, of the Waldorf Hotel, is another
of the right kind. George believes in
publicity—all a camp can get—and between him and Percy Gleazer, the deputy mining recorder, the Traveller was
soon made acquainted with what was
going on in and around the place. To
go further, either gentleman will gladly
spend time and money to take the
stranger over the camp be he looking
for mining investments, and Mr. Coleman has so firm a belief in the results
to be attained by a plentiful use of
printers' ink that the stationery of the
Waldorf carries some pertinent facts
regarding Ymir that cannot fail to accomplish results—wherever a letter
may be sent from the hotel. Ymir, besides its tributary mines and stamp
mills, is the home of the Porto Rico
Lumber Co., which employs some 60
men at its sawmill and in the nearby;
lumber camp. A prominent land mark
of the place is the splendidly built and 1
appointed Miners' Union hospital in j
charge of Dr. J. C. Elliott, who has
achieved a well earned success since j
locating here.
The Ymir mine, from which the town |
derives its name, under the manage- j
ment of E. M. Hand, is said to have I
sufficient ore in the stopes in the west
drift at the 1,000 foot level to keep
busy for a considerable period the 40-
stamp battery at its mill. The crying
need of this and other properties is
more miners to get the ore out. There
is a proposal on foot for additional
capital for further development, and
the present excellent showing justifies
its advent. Across from town, on Jubilee mountain, is the New York Central group, owned by a company of
which Fred Peters is the principal
shareholder. Mr. Peters says he is arranging for further capital to open up
the property which has a good showing of milling ore. At the Hunter V.,
owned by the B. C. Standard Co., and
under lease to the Hall Mines Co., they
are busy re-building a part of the
13,000 foot tramway which was destroyed by fire. At the mine the bins
and stopes are full of ore awaiting the
completion of the tramway, which will
be some time in November—when
shipping on a substantial scale will be
resumed. The output is only limited by
the requirements of the smelters, which
need the lining ore for fluxing. On
Wild Horse Mountain opposite the
mine, is the C. P. R. group, also a free
milling proposition on which plans are
being made for further development.
The Ark group at Halls siding is
doing well. Here also is a placer proposition called the Myrtle, where considerable money has been spent in the
installation of a 1,500-foot flume and
1,100 feet of 10-inch pipe and a monitor, and the owners will also put in a
Wilfley table for concentration of thc
black sand.
On Sheep Creek, at Salmo, fhe Queen
mine has heen operating a 10-stamp
mill for the past three years, anil the
.gold saved has been more than sufficient to pay for the properties, the mill
and all development, besides allowing
the owner to acquire other adjacent
claims. Thc Nevada group has recently
been bonded to a New Yorker named
Comstock for $60,000, and a force is
now developing it. The Nevada is
owned by Mr. Devlin (the gunner from
from Galway) and Nelson associates
who are  expecting a  tidy clean-up.
At Erie, the Arlington mine, a pyrr-
hotite proposition, is shipping two or
three car-loads a week, said to average
$1,000 to the ton. Four years ago the
mine was practically abandoned, but
tinder thc skilful management of Leslie
Hill and W. J. Barker it is now one
of the best producers in this section
and is also on a dividend-paying basis.
Thc Second Relief 10-stamp mill and
cyanide plant is operating at full capa
city, and the company's last balance-
sheet showed a net profit for the past
year of $23,000. In brief the Ymir section is taking a place with the other
districts, and in a few more years will
be heard from in no uncertain manner.
A Growing Industry.
With more work than they can conveniently handle with the present plant,
Isaac Hinton, of the Nelson Iron
Works, is building an addition to the
foundry department, giving 5,000 more
square feet of floor space, They are
also installing a new 60-inch cupola to
add to the 48 and 30 inch ones now in
use. The combined capacity will permit of any size single casting up to
eight or ten tons—sufficient for the present needs of this section. Besides doing general repair work the Nelson
Iron Works manufactures ore cars, slag
pots, lead pots, pulleys, etc., and mine,
smelter, and sawmill work of special designs. Messrs. Isaac & Hinton purchased the works from J. A. Honeymoon, who established the same in 1396.
B. A. Isaac is a civil engineer by profession, and a graduate of Coopers'
Hill College. He has resided in Nelson
for the past two years. R. W. Hinton
has lived in British Columbia for the
past ten years, having occupied several
important posts as mechanical engineer
with the Hall Mines smelter, the Le Roi
mine and the Pacific Coal Co. of Bank-
head. The new partnership has a bright
future before it with the present industrial development of the Kootenays.
A Successful Business Man.
S. Desbrisay, who owns the Desbrisay Wardrobe at Vancouver and fhe
general mercantile business of the Desbrisay Jobbing Co. of Ymir, has recently purchased the stock of Campbell &
Co., of that thriving little town, and
will hereafter conduct two separate
stores, one for groceries and the other
for men's furnishings. Eight years ago
he started business in Ymir and four
years since opened in Vancouver on
Grailyille street, where he now makes
his  permanent headquarters.
Perseverance Wins Reward.
Never in the history of Kootenay has
there been a more striking instance of
perseverance rewarded than the chapter of mining history that was closed in
Nelson last week by the sale of the
Krao mine by A. D. Wheeler for
$100,000 to a syndicate of Butte capitalists.
The Krao was located by Mr. Wheeler
in 1884. The first silver-load ore ever
shipped from British Columbia was sent
to Butte in 1886. It was packed off
the hills on the backs of the men. It
carried 149 ounces of silver to fhe ton.
Transportation facilities at that time
were of the poorest, but the first shipment created a sensation in Butte, there
was an influx of prospectors at once, and
for a time the camp enjoyed prosperity.
From 1894 until this summer the mine
remained unworked. In less than a
month from lhe time it was unwatercd
a sboot of the highest grade silver ore
ever found in lhe Province was broken
into, and within a few weeks engineers
were examining lhe new discovery with
lhe above results. Twenty-two years is
a long time for lhe fickle goddesj to
smile, and Mr. Wheeler is deserving of
the reward.
This is a banner crop year for Canada iu quality as well as quantity.
Never before has such a huge crop of
oats been safely harvested; never before has the quality been so good. The
Brackman-Ker Milling Co.'s buyers
and elevators all over Western Canada
have secured the pick of ibis wonderful crop of finest oats, and by the aid
of the new and powerful machinery in
their various mills, have quickly transformed these delicious oats into the
famous B. &, K. Rolled Oats. Every
grocer has now a stock of B. & K.
Rolled Oats milled from this season's
wonderful crop. This is practically direct from the 'harvest field to your
breakfast table.
Fruit Lands
Timber Limits
Range Land
Mineral Claims
Throughout the
Before Locating Send   Us  Particulars of What You
Smith &
Reference:  Eastern Townships Bank.
Grand Forks, B.C.
Having a Climate and Soil
equal to any other section
of British Columbia.
Nelson Fruit
will save you 25 to 50 per
cent, on cost of original
a investment.
i > *
Nelsoii, B.C.
Nelson Iron Works
Machinery of all Kin^B^uilt,
erected and ftj^mred.
Complete Mining Plants
Cammell Laird Steel, Etc.
R. W. Hinton      N CI SO fl, B.C.
British Columbia
FRUIT    /
The Kootenay and Columbia Valley
contains about 100,000 acres of choice
fruit lands, which are being rapidly settled up. These lands border on the lakes,
are well located, and have daily transportation by boat and rail. The fruit
grown in this section cannot be excelled
in any part of North America. Peaches
pears apples, cherries, plums, grapes,
and all kinds of small fruits grow in
abundance. 10,000 acres of these lands
are now being divided into small holdings. These will be placed on the market this season. The price will be reasonable and those who buy first can pur-
eha e at ground floor prices. The climate is good, the lakes and rivers do not
freeze in winter. The steamboats run all
year round. The thermometer seldom
goes below zero.
Should you desire more information,
write to
1 carry an assortment of 400
subjects of
Post Cards
of Banff and the Canadian National
Park, also of Northwest Indians,
Mountain and Game Scenes.
My quotations by the hundred are
the lowest iu Canada. Photo post
cards made from auy subject you
may send me.
Write for particulars.
Byron Harmon
Photographic Artist,
Banff, Alberta.
and Ore Shippers' Agent.
Gold    $1.00
Silver   1.00
Copper   1.25
Lead   1.25
Iron   1.50
Zinc   2.00
Gold and  Silver  1.50
Gold and Copper  2.00
Gold, Silver and Copper  2.50
Gold, Silver and Lead  2.50
Other metals on application.
A discount allowed to regular customers.
The Eva Hotel
Headquarters for mining men and
commercial travellers.
JOHN A. THEW, Proprietor.
Hotel Victoria
Headquarters for miners and
Hotel King Edward
Banff's Most Popular $2 a Day Hotell
Close to Station and Sulphur
N. K. LUXTON, Proprietor.
Deane's Hotel
New. Modern hot water system. Hlectricl
lighted. Tub and shower baths and laundry ini
connection.   The miners' home.
"DANNY" DEANE, Proprietor
The Windsor Hotel
American and European Plan.
Cafe in Connection.
Hoffman House
Rates $1.00 per day and up.   Cafe ic
QREEN & SHITH. Prop'*.
Leading Hotel of the Kootennys.
J. FRED HUME,      -      Proprietor^
Silver King Hotel,
The home nf the Industrial Workers
of the Kootenays.
W. E. HcCandllsh,
Royal Hotel
The Best Family Hotel in the City.
?1 a daj.
Mrs. Wm. Roberts, Proprietress!
In a good Kootenay town, splenj
did newspaper outfit and job
An opportunity for a live maij
with small capital.
Address "The Week," Victoria
YMIR l«a thriving mining
town, situated 18 miles
south of Nelson In the rich
mineral district of West Kootenay It is essentially a
free-milling camp, and there
aro six stump-mills operating
In the vicinity—one of them
(the Ymir) being lhe largest
in Canada, with Its80s>amps
Gonslajitly dropping. There
nre numerous mines In active
opora'lon In the camp, and
reliable Information Is always available In Ymir.
Waldorf Hotel
Headquarters for Mining and Commercial Men.
Sample Rooms in Connection.
YMIR, B. 6.
YMIR enjoys every facility I
for mining operations.!!
Timber and Water are abuml-.l
ant, the roads and trails are!
in good condition in thel
main, and new ones are be-L
ing opened up. There is di--1
reel railway communication I
with three smelters, all with-1
in fifty miles of ihe town.
The climate Is congenial audi
every necessatjr and luxury;!
of life can be secured in thel
camp and at prices that com-'r
pare favourably with those|
of any other district.


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