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A Provincial Pevicw and Magazine.
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'OL. II.    No.
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VICTORIA, B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1905.
Price 5 Cents
The Passing Show.
iThe Victoria Times Follows The Week's Lead—Projected K.C.
[Press Association—A Brooklyn Lady's Ambition—Chinese Adopt
Western Methods of Reprisal—Spain After a New Navy.
1 Elsewhere in this issue appears an in-
resting historical sketch of the Simil-
,meen country, contributed from the
of an old and highly respected resi-
■nt of tbat section of British Colum-
In this connection The Week is
Itopy to be able to announce to its
iiders that Mr. Percy F.. Godenrath
Is left on a tour of the Osoyoos and
milkameen districts to gather material
>d photos for a book of short stories, to
entitled "Mother Earth's Treasure
suits," which will be published early
' September.
Oue of tbe most important events
hick will occur during the period of the
ominion exhibition at New Westmins-
r will be the meeting of journalists of
ritish Columbia, with the object of
inning a Provincial Press Association,
he need of such an organization has
ng heen manifest, and it is to be hoped
at every newspaper man throughout
ie province will make it a point to be
,esent at the gathering, and use his ut-
ost endeavors to forward the project
every way.
[Mrs. Lambert Campbell, of Brooklyn,
. V., is laying claim to the ownership
the city of Quebec, or at least a very
kge slice of it.   Mrs. Lambert Camp-
pll   does   not know what she is up
laiust.   Quebec belongs to (Sir Wilfrid
laurier.    We would say to the nervy
l>'(OKlyn lady what the   farmer   said
lien be saw; his prise bull charging the
comotive: "Go It, you little cus; I ad-
Ire your pluck, but I despise your dis-
|etion."
ome nations, as well as some people,
> improved a whole lot by a good lick-
In the Parliamentary Chamber at
tadrid last week, Senor Villaverde, the
panish premier, in making his budget
atement, pointed out that the past four
(ccessive fiscal years had closed with a
irplus, and referred' to the plans of the
ivemment for the reconstruction of the
let, which he said would necessitate an
:penditure of $79,200,000. The surplus
ir the past fiscal year was $9,060,000.
at Russia take heart from this. After
ipan has got through with her, she, too,
ay acquire a surplus and begin to build
new navy. She certainly wants both
retty hadlly.
.  i^
With the Italian cruiser Uinbria bom-
larding Pender Island in the Canadian
/est, and Sir Wilfrid Laurier winning
ye-elections in the Canadian East—Who
kid Rome?
pons and fighting methods of the white
man has created much trouble before
now—as witness unhappy Russia. But
this new departure is likely to be yet
more far-reaching. Au agreeable feature of the programme, as at present outlined, is that it will probably transfer a
large volume of trade to Canada; but
there is also a very emphatic warning to
the vote-hunting politician iu the manlier in which the down-trodden Celestial
has at length determined to avenge his
wrongs at the hand of the white man.
The Week has received numberless
congratulations on the article entitled
"Cheer Up!" which appeared in these
columns on Saturday before last. The
greatest compliment, however, was paid
us by tho Victoria Times—though possibly not intentionally. On Saturday
last our esteemed evening contemporary
The tendency which some people have
to palliate their own obscurity by declaring that most of the great men of history
were of lowly birth, sometimes leads to
ludicrous exhibitions of that crass ignorance which is the principal fruit of the
much-revered fetich, popular education.
For instance, one Thos. D. Brown, writing learnedly on the origin of certain of
the world's great ones, strives to flatter
the mob and soothe his own morbid
vanity by supplying the priceless information that Lord Wolseley was the
son of a butcher. Lord Wolseley will
be amused, and Ernest Hall and the
"Little Englanders" will take a pride in
pointing out that in His Lordship's case
—he being a soldier—the butcher trade
would appear to be hereditary. As a
matter of fact it was not Lord Wolseley, but Cardinal Wolsey, whose father
was a butcher. The Cardinal has been
dead for some years. We would not
refer to the matter, out for the fact
that a worthy Vancouver contemporary
quoted Air. Brown's ludicrous statement
in all innocence, fondly believing it to be
another instance of the innate nobility
of tbe great unwashed.
Victoria is taking prompt steps to
ensure an elaborate welcome to the visiting members of tlie American Institute
Our Coming Visitors.
Committee in Charge of Reception for Members of American
Institute of Mines Have Matter Well in Hand—Some
Special Features—Names of a Few of the Visitors.
Arrangements are now practically
completed for the reception and entertainment of the visiting members of the
American Institute of Mining Engineers,
who will, ns previously announced in
these columns, reach Victoria on the
morning of Saturday next, tlio 1st July.
During the forenoon aud afternoon of
that day business sessions of the convention will be held.
In the evening a public reception will
be held at the parliament buildings,
when the visitors will be welcomed to
the province by His Honor the Lieut.-
Governor and the members of the executive.
An excursion by steamer will be given
on Monday under the auspices of the
Board of Trade, city council and citizens. It is likely the visitors will be
taken around to Sooke and also along
the east const of the Island. The steamer Princess May lias been engaged for
I
Dr. Frederick Rutherford Harris, or-
fanizer of the famous Jameson raid, was
Vanconver the other day, and a reporter on the Vancouver World had an
aterview with him.    We merely refer
the matter in order to contradict the
;mor which has been circulated to the
fleet that the World was getting tips
rom the Doctor as to the best method of
nforcing better terms for British Coluin-
la from the Domiuion treasury.
I .The announcement'of the intended boy-
itting of all things American by the
itherto despised and bullied Chinaman
ireshadows a state of things which tbe
ublic have hardly yet realized. The
iriental capacity for adopting the wea-
joiuiug the excursion from New York,
the starting point. AInny more will join
tlie party along tho way, so that the
party will be very much larger before
Victoria is reached. The following is the
list of those leaving New York:
W. P. Agnew, Mrs. M. B. Ayres, Mts.
S. Ayres, T. H. Aldricb nnd wife, Afiss
Aldrich, W. S. Ayres   and wife, Miss
Pearl Browning, B. Best, Mrs.   Joseph
O. Butler, C. D. Barron and wife, Miss
Dorothy Barrou, Miss Alaria Alena Barron, W. B. Cogswell and   wife, P. H.
Glymer, Edgar S. Cook aud wife, Alaster
Richard Cook,   Master   Cook,   S.   W.
Croxton, F. J. Campbell and wife, A. E.
Carlton and wife, J. B. Cullum, Theodore Dwight, E. V. d'lin-iUiers and wife,
Miss Marie d'luvilliers, B. P. Facken-
thau, jr., and wife,   Edward   L. Forft,
Alaster Ford, B. C. Forbes, B. L. Fou-
tar aud wife, M. H. Harrington, Arthur
Harrington, L. llolbrook nud wife, R.
W. Hunt and wife, Aliss Ida Holt, Mr.
Holt, Airs. S. Howard, S. F. Kirkpat-
rick, John C. Kafer, Paul S. King, Mrs.
Jas. M. Lawton, Johu Lilly and wife,  -
Mr. Lilly, Major diaries Lydecker, W.
E. Mallvaiu and wife, Miss Anna Olcott,
Master Mason    Olcott,    Alfred    V. S.
Olcott, Chas. T. Olcott,    VV. S. Pilling,
and wife, Joseph Ross 1'illiug, Geo. P.
Pilling, 1. 1'. Pardee uud wife, Master
Pardoe, Dr. R. W. Raymond and wife,
Wins. F. Roe uud wife, Aliss Ross, Jos.
Strutkers, Aliss    Florence " Starr, Miss
Ella   Sealy,   Aliss   Velazques,   A. ' E.
Vaughan, Aliss Willis, Walter Wood and'
J. C. Gwilliui.
Included in the party are some of the
best known milling authorities on the
continent Among these are E. V. d'luvilliers, the noted geological writer; Alfred V. S. Olcott and Chas. T. Olcott,
members of the family famous for its
connection with iron, rail and steel undertakings; VV. S. Pulling, coal nnd coke
uiugiuite, uud many others of equal
standing in the mining and industrial
world.
A STUDY IN STILL LIFE.
appeared with a very optimistic letter on
its front page with reference to Victoria's future, and, further, had in its
supplement au exceedingly clever poem
by "The Denizen," that mysterious but
talented personality whose delightful
poems on current topics have been such
an attractive feature of the Times'
Saturday supplement for some time past.
This poem conveyed an excellent rebuke
to our local pessimists, and should be
widely read by the people. It is with no
little satisfaction that The Week feels
that it has taken the lead in endeavoring to instil a more manly spirit into tbe
citizens of this highly-favored town, and
it was with still greater pleasure that we
perceived the Victoria Times following
so promptly and closely in the new and
■better path of which this journal was
the pioneer.
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of Mining Engineers. We give some
particulars of these in another column.
The importance of this visit of scientific
men to British Columbia's mineral industry cannot' bo over-estimated.
Tho daily press is making a strong
appeal to such of the city business men
as have employees who belong to the
militia to let those employees get away
on Alonday to attend the mobilization.
Wo trust this appeal will be granted.
Circumstances are making it daily more
nppnrent thnt tho country with the best
disciplined nnd trained forces is the
country thnt wins, whether those forces
be standing army or volunteers. The
possession of a trained force of men accustomed to arms does not make for
war, as many excellent aud well-meaning people imagine; it makes for peace.
"Si vis paeem, para bellum," is as true
to-day as when tho old Roman said it;
and the best way to secure pence within
our borders is to so order ourselves that'
no other fellow will want to meddle
with us.
In our last issue we referred strongly
to the lamentable state of disruption in
whicli tho Liberal party finds itself.   No
Continued on page 2.
the occasion, nnd will leave the C. P. R.
wharf on Alonday morning at 9 o'clock.
Tickets, which will be placed on sale
Immediately, are not limited to members
of the board, but nre open to purchase
by the public generally. They mny be
had at Secretary Elworthy's office at the
Board of Trade. The price of a double
ticket—for a lady and gentleman—is $5;
ono person only, $3. Early npplicntion
should ho mnde for the same.
The following day (Tuesday) the
party will go up the E. & N. rnilwny,
Iho guests of Clermont Livingstone and
other officers of tho Tyee compnny. At
Duncans conveyances will be in waiting
to take tliciu up Mount Sicker, where
lunch will bo served and the mines visited. As the train will proceed to Ladysmith and Nanaimo, an opportunity to
see tlio coal mines and smelter will be
given those who do not wish to go to
Mount Sicker.
Wednesday will be devoted to finishing
up the business of the convention nt Victorin, and in the evening the visitors will
leave for the north. Not ncnrly nil those
who como West will visit Dawson. A
large number will stay in Victorin until
the return from the north of the other
members of the party.
Up to tho present well on to one
hundred hnve signified their intention of
UNDIGNIFIED PROPOSAL.
Apropos of the desperate straits to
which Liberalism iu British Columbia
has beeu reduced, tho Nanaimo Free
Press administers a scathing rebuke to
the Victoria Times ou uccouut of the latter journal's latest development in freak
politics. The article in question is so
cleverly written, and so severe, yet
moderate, iu tone, that it is well worth
a careful perusnl. Our contemporary
says: We cunuol believe that Mr. VV. VV..
B. Mclnnes will initiate bis career as
commissioner of the Yukon hy breaking
tho spirit, it' not the letter of the Constitution Act of this province. That gentleman bus not yd resigned his place as
member for Alberni, and the Victoria
Times, the organ of a member of tho
Domiuion cabinet, intimates that he is
waiting to see whether a summer session is to be held, and il so it is possible
ho may take his seat as a member of the
legislature of British Columbia, while
retaining the position of governor of tho
Yukon Such a pernicious doctrine as
Hns suggested by a leading Liberal paper is almost past belief. True, the Constitution Act does not specifically prohibit the holding of these two positions
at the samo time, but there is a provision
laying down tliat a member of the legislature cannot be a member of the House
of Commons, the evident spirit of tlie act
being opposed to holding dual positions.
To such a low pitch has the administration of the Yukon fallen at Ottawa that
the new commissioner is practically advised by Hou. Wm. Templeman's paper
that ho can play a discreditable political
Irick to prevent an election in the constituency   be   has represented.    People
Continued on page i. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1905.
The Passing Show
Continued from page I.
stronger confirmation of our words could
be asked than the report published in
Saturday night's Times of the proceedings at the Liberal-Conservative Association meeting on the previous evening. It-
one is writing a burlesque account of
certain proceedings, witli the object of
making those proceedings ridiculous for
political purposes, it is all right to
stretch tbe elastic web of truth; but' a
serious report, purporting to be bona
fide, of even an opponent's meeting,
should not be a deliberate falsehood. It
is u waste of ammunition, to put it ou
uo higher ground, and hurts only the
man who makes it. As a single sample
of the truth of the Times report, it stated
that Mr. Mable severely arraigned tho
provincial government'. Well, Mr.
Mable did not meutiou tbe provincial
government from one end of his speecU
to the other. So much for the Times
aud veracity. A party tliat is reduced
to such desperate strait's as to publish
in all earnestness false reports of its
opponents' meetings, as a last piteous at-
teempt to divert Che eyes of the electorate from its own glaring delinquencies
and corruption, is in a very bad way indeed.
Various Views
R*«XM«
NOT SO MUCH.
        o°
Considering the prestige which the new
minister carried, and the influence which
would naturally accompany his appeal to
the London people, the majority may he
well looked on as the reverse of satisfactory to the government In North Oxford
the fact that Mr. Sutherland's majority
of 1,500 was reduced to 200 is significant
enough. The figures must convey but
cold comfort to the administration, and
dispassionate critics may well regard this
verdict as a distinct pronouncement in
favor of absolute freedom for the new
provinces in educational matters.—Grand
Forks Gazette.
SIC TRANSIT, ETC.
Fame is fleeting. A woman at the information counter of a local department
store on Saturday wanted to know if
Lewis & Clark, who are holding the
Portland fair, were the same people who
handled the street fair here last year!—
Vancouver World.
BIG HEAD AGAIN.
Since the Vancouver World has changed hands a remarkable change has taken
place. Victoria and New Westminster
are spoken of the "rural press."—Cumberland Enterprise.
ABSOLUTELY SAFE.
The Winnipeg Safe Works people are
nothing if not aggressive. Yesterday
nearly every man had a letter from the
safe people. They regret very much to
learn of our late lire aud are willing to
help us out by selling us safes which
they say "will please you very much."
These safes are warranted not to rip,
ravel or run over at the heel. They are
easily domesticated, fond of children
and pleasant to take. A burglar could
not open one of these safes with a pick
and shovel. Sell your rotary snowplow
and buy a safe—White Horse Star.
Undignified Proposals
Continued from page I.
THE DELICATE DARLINGS1
Among pardons recently announced iu
the Eastern press is that of one of the
bogus ballot hoz manipulators, convicted on account of the operations iu Hastings in the Ontario elections. Tbe minister ot "justice" recommended his release on the ground of ill-health. Strange,
indeed, how delicately organized these
machine politicians are! They are so
peculiarly constituted, however, that
while brooding over punishment for their
crimes makes them violently ill, no remorse follows the wrong-doing so long
as imprisonment is avoided.—Westminster Columbian.
look to Jir. Mcluues to give to tbe position of governor of tbe Yukon that dignity that unfortunately has so far been
sadly lacking in late years, aud that gen-,
llemau will no doubt nol thank the
Times for intimating that be should prefer the part of a political trickster instead of assuming properly the high
office to which he has just beeu appointed. "Ho can, if he wishes," says the
Times, "'postpone the election proclama-
tiou indefinitely, so tbat Premier McBride will require to consult with the
commissioner of the Yukon with reference to fixing ihe date of the election."
Tbat proposal bus a very ugly souud, aud
is au insult to Alt'. Mclnnes. ln so
many words it suys that the man who
now is Ihe iucumbeut of the highest position iu a most important territory in
Canada may, if he pleases, act the part
of a vulgar "hold up" man. This is
new Liberalism, with a veugeauce, and
oue cannot conceive Mr. Mclnnes playing such a role. No doubt had Mr. Mcluues wished to retain his seat iu the
legislature for a longer period he would
have beeu loo eouscientious to have accepted the position of Yukon commissioner for the time being, an act thut
would have been perfectly proper aud
honorable. If it had been desired by the
Liberals to defer the elections, this, too,
would have been the course that Mr. Mclnnes would have pursued. The deplorable suggestion that he will allow himself to be used as a tool to play a political
trick is preposterous and makes one wonder how a paper that poses as the exponent of Liberalism can so lower itself
as to even for a moment suggest such a
thing. Hou. William Templeman is
spoken of as a prospective Lieutenant-
Governor of this province, and consequently the emanation of such sentiments from a journal of which he is the
head is a most unhappy one, exhibiting
as it does a total lack of appreciation of
the responsibility that high office under
the crown imposes and a disregard for
anything but petty political advantages
aud partizanship of the most offensive
type.
HOT SOCIETY ITEM.
Sunday evening, while Mr. aud Mrs.
F. R. Morris were entertaining a few
friends, the lounge upou which R. S.
Burou was sitting was suddenly noticed
to bo iu flames. With difficulty it was
carried out of the house, aud with the
exception of a table cover beiug burned
little damage was done.—Cranbrook
Herald.
a Suggested crime.
If F. J. Dean seriously intends to have
John Houston "removed" he should inveigle him. over to Seattle or St. Petersburg. The cost of a well-couducted as-
sassinatiou iu either of these centres
would uot be as high as in Nelson.—Vancouver Vvorld.
DOOM DELAYED.
F. J. Deane having left tlie eity on a
few weeks' vacation, the assassination of
John Houston, the martyr, has been indefinitely postponed.—Nelsou Economist,
LIFE IN BUSHTOWN.
A communication wns Tend from tlio
city clerk of Vernon, stating that thnt
city had discontinued the use of dog tags,
as they found them to be a source of
danger to dogs, being liable fo catch iu
bushes, etc.—Endciby Edenograph.
THE SAME.
Is that Roosevelt who is unloosi.ig tlie
meek doves of peace, the same Roosevelt
who stormed Snn Juan hill and who
killed eight bears with bis own lily whit©
hands?—Montreal Herald.
MIGHT GIVE IT SPASMS.
Tho P.-I. suggests flint tho C. P. R.
build nn American cut-off to Senttle.
Tho P.-I. should be more enreful of tbe
nerves of a local evening pnper.—Vancouver World,
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GOOD TALK.
If you cannot be a booster, do not be
a knocker; or, if you must be a knocker,
be sure and knock knockers first of all,
and boost your own town aud district.—
Phoeuix Pioneer.
WHERE MONEY TALKED.
London has always been one of the
most' corrupt constituencies in Canada
and for many years no election has been
fought in the Forest City, which was not
followed by lamentable exposures in the
court. The government evidently knew
the failings of the riding and money got
its work in as usual.—Kamloops Standard.
NO REDUCTION WANTED.
Sir Frederick Borden has stated in the
House that there is to be no real reduction of tho militia forces. We hope that
Sir Frederick means exactly what he
says, without any ambiguity. He may-
rest assured that' the militiamen are not
in favor of any reduction. If the military council hnd taken the trouble to
put out a few feelers as to the opinion
of the militia it would never have issued
it's ill-advised reduction order.—Nelson
Economist.
THE ORDER OF THE BATH.
Gen. Nelson A. Miles's first gun in his
campaign for the governorship of Massachusetts ban been fired. He announces
that tho bathtub be carried with him
while campaigning was only a little rubber 'iffnir weighing two and one-half
pounds. His explanation will not do.
Tlio port'able bathtub is a British institution, alien to democratic America, a
symbol of royalty and a monarchical
affection, Gen. Miles should huvo carried a porcelain tub, with exposed plumbing, hot and cold water tups.—New York
Sun.
POLITICAL RUMOR.
Politicians over in tho Kootennys
hnvo it nil figured out flint Premier McBride is prepariug for another appeal to
Iho country somo time this fall. If this
should prove to be the case, the Liberals will hnvo a chunce to prove their
strength once more. As fhe present
government, however, is stronger than
when it went into power, it is more than
likely to bo a fruitless campaign ou the
part of the Grits.—Phoenix Pioneer.
NOT WONDERFUL.
When it is taken into consideration
that tlio whole patronage of the Dominion government, together with nil there-
sources at its command, were thrown into
tlio election contests in London and
North Oxford, the result should not be
a matter for great surprise. For some
weeks previous to the election those two
constituencies wero    infested    with    a
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horde of government heelers, all armed
to the teeth with the sinews of Grit war.
Particularly in Loudon was money
spent freely and tlio electors openly corrupted by the Grit' "machine" men.
Truly, elections in Canada aro no longer
won by prayers.—Nelson Economist.
UNENDING STRIFE.
The war is still on hetween Russia
nnd Japan, and the Fernie Ledge and
Fred Stork.-Oranbrook Herald.
HAS LEISURE LEFT.
For tho circulation   of   the Kennedfl
speech reviling the Orange order, ail
tlio introductory prevarication about'
Columbian, Mr. John C. Brown, fishel
inquiry commissioner and aspirant to
lieutenant-governor, is said to be respol
sibie.    One would   hnve   thought
gentleman too   busily engaged    at
hind tea' of municipal and federal pal
to hiVe time for this diversion.—We\
minster Columbian. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1905.
U'HE OVER-MOTHERED GERMAN.
I was   talking " about'   the   Kaiser's
^trasshurg speech, so full of good advice
his soldiers, with a diplomatist at t'he
l^mbussy iu London.
"Yes," he said; "but there is a danger
bat government does too much for our
Jeople. In England you do very little;
jour children learn early in life to shift
lor themselves; t'key are always think-
lig how to get themselves on, They
(tand without being held."
He added, after a pause:    "You are
[10 best colonists' in   the world.    Your
|mug men pack a valise, take a cudgel
their .hands, and cross the ocean. No-
lody meets. I'lieui ou the other side.  No-
lidy tells them what to do.   They de-
end on nothing   but   their  own wits.
Ind in a year they are writing home to
lid their   young   iadies   come   out   to
I10111.   Our people are not' like that."
■This conversation recalled to my mind
[delightful  German  whom   1 had the
lod fortune to meet on tlie train    be-
jeen the Hook of Holland and Berlin.
We was a colonist.  For twelve years he
ad labored, in a far country, and now,
■veiling with pride, he was returning to
he Fatherland.   Thc talk  I   had with
Im is illuminating, nnd tells, in its own
Ishion, I think, in favor of the conten-
bu that the great danger of recently
liggcsted legislation in    England is its
|ndency to an emasculating and Teuton
fiotlicrliness.
' We met in the luncheon-cnr, nud he
fas good enough to explain for my
lenefil' the composition of certain German dishes otherwise occult. After-
Lards we met in the corridor of the
rain, and I invited him to smoke a cigar
Il my carriage. Ho was much obliged,
|ut refused.
"I am traveling second," he said. "But
|'e can stand here, if you will."
Tlie man was tall, upright, and cor-
lulent. His face was puffy and hot',
lushed ns it were with n burning indi-
Kstiou. He hnd a thick yellow mous-
liclio twirled furiously at the ends. The
Ins were mild and weak; two horse
leth protruded nnd rested on Ihe nether
p; t'he double chin was small aud re-
Ided. He wore dark-colored pince-nez,
lid removed them constantly lo rub lit-
K grinning eyes, one of which was set
1st iu its socket. Au ordinary white
ken handkerchief was tied round his
Eck; his dove-colored overcoat wns tight-
[tfoned; his grey squash hat was eock-
rnkishly over one ear.
("I will telj you," lie said, smiling,
vliy I come second-class. 1 say to my-
[lf: 'I am going home; I must look
lie; I must be very nice. If I go first-
lass I shall have less money; if I go
Icond-clnss I shall have more money,
ta! I will go second-clans nnd spend tbe
|ore money on clothes.' "
"That was wise of you," said I.
["You should uot judge nie by these
lollies that I wear," he said, chuckling.
F'hese are colonial; very poor! But in
ly trunk—Oil! you should see! Cloflies?
lenutiful clothe! Oh my, yes! I have
lie most magnificent clothes. The young
Idles will be very delighted to see me,
[expect.   Yes!
"I go to London for these clothes. In
England you have the cut. Only in Eng-
[nd it is so. Tliere is no other country
■mt can make tbe gentleman. Oh, they
pe very clever in London. I went to
the great tailor in Cheapside; a
■cry great tailor. I buy from him the
Lock suit; the suit you cnll it—the evcu-
llg dress suit, and the overcoat. Oh,
Inch n cut, that overcoat! Over the
[boulders, so! Round tho waist', so!
fery smart, very smnrl, indeed. It
^likes the gentleman, tliat coat!
"I see in the windows,    'Frock suit
Ifty-five shillings.' ' But I tell Mr. 	
lint I nm going home t'o Germany, that
lam a colonist, that I want to look very
lie; and he say to nie: 'You must have
Imefhing different thnn my fifty-five
Lilling's frock suit; you must have
ubleman's wear, five guineas—mngnifl-
rnt!' And If is ebeap, yes! Oh, tlie
lit! A beautiful cut. The fit—so!
Ing-nif-i-cent! And I have a silk hat,
lid some very grand ties. You have
kendid tics in London, all the colors! I
■ly very many. I tell you, I shall make
I dash!"
[lie laughed exulfingly.
l"Wlint will my father nnd mother say
|ien they see nie!" he cried, chnrniing-
"I go away n little boy—thin, oh,
|*y thin! And I come back a man!"
puffed out his stomach nnd spread
shoulders.    "They   will    stare, eh?
They will think I am a fine man. Yes!
I am brown, brown by the sun. Should
you not call nie very brown?"
"Very brown, indeed," I replied, with
enthusiasm.
"Yes! Aud my hands. Look at my
hands. They are very brown, too, ch?
You see I am n colonial! I ride in the
sun, I go long journeys in the saddle. I
am in the scent business, aqd I travel
far to many villages across prairies.
Sometimes I ride a whole day. Yes!
Would you not say my hands were very
brown?"
"They are!" 1 cried, looking at the fat
yellow hands spread proudly before the
big stomach.
"Oh, I shall have a fine lime!" he
laughed. "Think of the young ladies!
Dances and concerts and the theatre!
They will be proud of uje, eh? You
must not judge me now! 1 have not yet
shaved, and these are my old clothes-
very poor. But in my trunk—oh!" He
laughed and hid his face mischievously
behind his brown, very brown, hands, at
the thought of the surprise contained
there.
I asked him if he would go back to his
colony after these home triumphs.
The face clouded over, and only the
natural griu of the protruding teeth remained. "1 do not know! It is very
nice to be home. I love Germany very
much. It' is ft fine country. We have a
great government here, and nice young
ladies. 1 do not think they are so fine
as the English ladies. Oh, you have some
most magnificent young ladies in London!" he cried, breaking out into sunshine again. "I enjoyed myself in London very much. I sang in tlie drawing-
room after dinner, nnd I danced with
many very beautiful young ladies. I
like your country; it' is a great country.
Yes!"
It was charming to see this big fat
man returning from exile with the heart
of a boy, proud of his brown face aud
his. clothes out of Cheapside; but one
could not help comparing him with Ihe
grim and taciturn colonist from the
JBritains beyond the seas, and deducing
from the comparison certain comfoil f .r
one's own race.
The German is too much mothered to
make a builder of new worlds. He cannot move without officials at liis elbow.
He does not trust his energies t'o his
own volition. Aud in his heart, us my
line colonist shows, there is always a
certain efiiminacy whicli keeps him sick
for the Fatherland. He thinks of his
bronzing face, while tlie Englishman
thinks of his bank balance.
But there is one plnce where they colonize with amazing success and with
very little interruption from nostalgia,
nud tliat is London,—Harold Begbie in
London Daily Mail.
THE  LADY   AND  THE  CITY
FATHERS.
City councils do not differ much anywhere in this Dominion. Some nre tho
snme, only n little better; nnd some nre
he snme, only n little wo'-\ From i.hi
Winnipeg Free Press wo quote a 1U..3
incident that occurred Me other day
when n fair Winnipeg dame took ocms-
sioii to call the city fatheis down. Tl:«
aldermen hnd been having a row with
the C. P. R.—tbe usual occupation n
municipal circles nil over Canada—.md
the lady's fiery communication came ns
n pleasant change from strenuous life.
But what if it should become fashionable
among our British Columbia fair ones
to indite such letters as that we quote'.'
The aldermen, we fancy, would ask to
have their salaries raised: And yet the
lady's grievance has n familiar sound.
Here is our contemporary's nccouut:
Tlie tense feelings of the eity fathers
needed relaxation at this singe nnd the
want wns supplied by a lady, a very
indignant lady, with a command of
irony and wrathful lnngunge nil her own,
and although the aldermen pretended to
tie amused, some of them were noticed
furtively glancing Inwards the door, fearful that she might appear; undoubtedly
the stampede of the season would have
occurred if tbe fnir but indignant one
hnd attended in person to back up her
written protest.
The lady's letter to n committeeman
stilted thnt "lt is now nearly four weeks
since we first asked at the cily ball to
hnve our wnter pipes connected with the
city main and we were told that it would
be done at once. We called again in two
weeks' time nnd were told the snme
thing,
"Do not sny that people are taken in
turn, for thnt is a' lie. Excuse me for
saying so; but I hnve proved it. An
empty house within half a block of us
wns connected the other day, and when
I inquired again I found that the owner
applied since we did.
"Perhaps it is because he is a contractor and so getting this kind of work done
often. My husband is out of the city,
nnd I hnve two small children, and the
uenrest place 1 can get water is Duf-
ferin and Parr, and now behold thc wise
city fathers are going to close that up.
"Will you kindly pull the. wire the
right way ou our behalf, for 1 guess that,
like all other public affairs, this is the
secret of getting what you want. If this
wus a thing we could do or get doue ourselves, we would not trouble you. If I
nm addressing the wrong person will
you kindly give my letter to Ihe proper
party to uttend to und oblige."
The irate lady had not yet finished
with the works committee, however, and
in a gentle postcript proceeded to chastise them us only a lady knows how:
"P. S.—If I can't get them to join us
to the water main, perhaps the city
fathers won't mind sending up a man
to carry some water or keep the baby
quiet whilst I carry it myself; or perhaps they might try it themselves.
"If they had to carry a few pailful*
they would soon turn their attention to
getting more machines to work at this
business, in place of buying automobiles
with the people's money. We are not
foreigners!" the lady concluded with a
snap. And all those wicked aldermen
could do at such an ultimatum was to
lie back and laugh.
"Better send Finkelstein along'.'" said
one alderman.
"1 don't know, I reckon that's a job
for Cox!" another exclaimed.
Eventually Aldermen Cox and the city
engineer were appointed to look into, the
matter, and have the lady's grievainc
remedied if possible.
WELL-DESERVED PRAISE.
The change of ownership of the Vancouver World, which took place tbe other
day, will remove from the ranks of
British Columbia journalism a lady nnu
gentleman whom—especially the former
—tbe profession can ill afford to spare.
The journalist of this wild nnd woolly
west is often muchly devoid of the
graces und refinements of civilized life
—a fact whieh is frequently obvious in
the tone of his paper. Thus, the strong
and consistent influence towards a higher and better ideal of mewspaperdom
which was exerted by Mrs. McLagan is
likely to be sorely missed. Her old
paper pays her the following graceful
tribute, the truth and justice of which
will be acknowledged by all who had the
honor of knowing this estimable lady:
The World to-day regretfully bids tare-
well to two persons who, since the death
of tbe late Mr. J. C. McLagan, have directed its destinies and have stamped
every issue with marks of their own
personalities. These two persons are
Mrs. S. A, McLagan, whoso husband
wus the founder and for long years Iho
editor of this paper, uud Mr. F. S. Maclure. Upon the reorganization which foi
! lowed Mr. McLagan's demise, Mrs. Mc-
I Lngnu became president of the World
j Printing it Publishing Company, and
i bus since enjoyed the honor of being
tlie only woman in Canada who hns
presided over n lnrge city dally. At the
same time, Mr. Maclure was mnde the
vice-president and managing director,
and he it was who bore the burden of
the active managerial work until, under
i the strain, his health eventually broke
down. Physical necessity then compelled him to lay aside his duties, which
wero promptly and energetically shouldered by his sister, Mrs. McLagan.
From that time to this, nearly two years,
she has been the actual manager, and
day nfter dny hns attended the ollice
from early morning till late in the evening, striving in every way possible to
produce a paper which would reflect in
sonic measure the high journalistic ideals
she ever held before her. The measure
of her success can best be judged by
those who hnve rend the World from day
to day, and who hnvo loyally stood by
her in every fight she has made for the
sake of principle,
Mrs. McLagan, ns every member of
her stuff knows full well, wns essentially
n womanly woman. She sympathized
with those who wore in trouble, nnd wns
ever willing to expend both time nnd
money in lending a helping hand to the
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suffering and Hie needy. That her methods were practical was shown time and
time again when she threw her columns
open to nid 11 worthy cause. I!y llic
kindly course she thus pursued she won
ninny friends—some of the wannest of
whom were in ber own ollice. But Mrs.
McLagan's life bad a side other than
Ibis personal one—she was a prominent
figure in tha local public eye. As a
leading member and nn ex-president of
the Art, Historical Association, and ns
a very active worker in several women's
organizations. she was frequently
brought Into dlrccl contact witli tbe
people, nud on every such occasion il is
IlOt too llllicll to say llinl she bore herself with credit,
TO KEEP HIS MEMORY OlfK.HN.
lie—"I was nn Intimate friend of your
laic husband. Can yon give me something to remember hiin hy?"
She (slyly)—"How would I do?"—Loll
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[with indifference, levity,    and   a    very
natural suspicion of motives, the loggers
A GHASTLY FIASCO.
The expected has happened—and
something more. The previous exposures ot the methods of the loggiug men
made in the columns of Tbe Week will
have prepared our readers to learn that
these men were capable, iu their desperation, ot going to the very limit of the
law—and beyond—ln order to secure
their ends and defeat the introduction of
English capital into this province. In
their eagerness they have overstepped
the limit, with very disastrous results
to themselves. As a consequence, thej
and their backers stand naked in their
shame before the community to-day,
stripped of every rag of decency uud
credibility, deprived of tbe smallest
modicum of anything that would entitle
them to the respect of their fellow-men,
and convicted of having attempted to
besmirch tbe government and damage
the province's credit, by circulating a
fraudulent and malicious lie to attain
their own nefarious etids.
The story of this attempt and tbe defeat and disgrace of those who made
it cannot be called pleasant reading.
But it is highly necessary tbat the public should kuow of the presence iu their
midst of unscrupulous und dangerous
men, and should be informed to the most
minute particular of tlie shady tactics
by which these disreputable persons attempt to make capital against the government, and secure by fraud a popular
sentiment which shall enable them to
pursue their career of crime unchecked
to a successful issue.
We give, therefore, the following brief
synopsis of this disgusting case—only
pausing to express our regret that a
prominent and respectable paper in tbe
Terminal City should, lu the foolish heat
of a partisan political desire to secure a
weapon with which to attack the government, hnve allowed itself to become
the willing tool and credulous dupe of
the degraded men whose plot has been
so mercilessly exposed.
Finding that their unsupported allegations as to the nature of the timber on
t.-e concession granted to the Western
Canada Pulp & Paper Company were
met by the government with tlie silent
contempt which their obscure source merited, and treated by the provincial press
formed the grand idea uf making a personal attack on Mr. McBride, premier
of the province, in the hope of bringing
themselves into notice and also of arousing popular hostility against a government which—as previously recounted in
these columns—bad two years before
frustrated them in a barefaced iraua.
Well, they have now got all the notice
they yearned for—and more, much more.
Until the attack on Mr. McBride was
made, the Vancouver World—we say h
to its credit—had taken the conimou-
..' ii ii patriotic course of opposing
tbe loggers' attempt to block the introduction of the capital so much needed lu
this province. But the World does not
like Mr. McBride—never did like him
since lie became premier of the province
—and, thinking it saw a chance to damage a hated foe, changed front with a
promptitude which spoke volumes for
its excellent training in the tenets of
what some people cull Higher Liberalism. It came out with an editorial attack upon Mr. McBride which, for
vicious energy, vituperation, evil insinuation and wilful misrepresentation of
facts, was about the most atrocious bit
of journalism iu that line which this
province has seen. Statements were
practically made that the premier was
i.uancially interested in the English company, was using his high position to acquire vast wealth by deluding the poor
British public, etc., etc.,—you all know
the sort of thing. Scareheads five columns wide, in heavy black type, asked
the question, "Was a Member of the
Government Interested in Pulp Co.'s
Lease?" All the innuendos that political
spite, acting as the blind tool of cunning
graft, could formulate, were employed in
tms disgraceful and—as the facts show
—unwarranted attack.
And worse than this. With the eager
haste to blacken the fame of their own
province which has always been so distinguishing a feature of a certain class
of British Columbia journalists, care
wus taken to spread the foul imaginations of discredited and defeated Liberalism far and wide. Thus, the Winnipeg Free Press, a notorious Liberal
sueet ut present, but known to Manitoba
old-timers as "Joseph's Coat" ou account
of its numberless changes of political
colors, appeared last Saturday with the
two-coluum heading, "Vancouver has a
laud scandal," under which appears a
joyful anticipation of the prospective
disgrace of the province from the pen of
tbe Free Press's Vancouver correspondent. Who that correspondent is the public would like to know—it is not difficult to hazard a guess, the more so as
he gloatingly quotes the World's prophetic (?) remark, "Judging by facts, it
is not unlikely British Columbia may
again witness an impeachment of ministers of tbe Crown." Facts! Ye gods!
Aud all this row, the widespread heralding of British Columbia's threatened
uisgrace, was about—what? Why, simply because Premier McBride had given
a timber cruiser a letter stating that he
knew him to be a good timber cruiser!
Simply an ordinary letter of approval,
a testimonial of capacity, such as auy
muu may give to a servant who is leav-
iug his employ, or au old friend who is
going to a far country! But we will
let tbe correspondence speak for itself,
lt is well that tbe public should for ouce
have a glimpse behind the scenes, that
they may know how unscrupulous grafters play ou the political passions of tbo
electorate as a man plays ou the keys
ot a piauo.
If the World, or Mr. Emerson, or the
loggers, wished to wake up Mr. McBride, they had their desire most thoroughly gratified. In fact, we think it
will be a long time before they disturb
Ihat gentleman again. Mr. McBride
telegraphed tbe World last Alonday us
follows:
"With respect to your articles in last
Friday's issue, I am not, and never have
been, directly or indirectly, concerned
wuh any pulp company, and request you
to give this contradiction the same publicity ns the charges referred to."
The World printed this telegram, but
its chaste aud pure mind was not satis-
fled. Besides, it is bard to see your
prospective prey slipping from your
grasp. It therefore accompanied the
telegram with a comment which wus no
apology ut all. But we will let the
World tell its own story, it is too funny
to lose. The mixture of anger, terror
and disappointment vainly trying to conceal themselves under a thin veil of
dignity and politeness, is irresistibly
comic.   Says the World:
"Unfortunately, while Premier McBride thus emphatically disclaimed any
personal interest in the Western Power
and Pulp Company, he did not explain
how it was that his name bud appeared
on the prospectus of that company us u
'reierence.' Accordingly, The World
did not feel in a position to give his
statement as much prominence as it
would otherwise have done, for it felt
that an important point had been reserved. But this difficulty was overcome shortly after 4 o'clock, when the
appended additional telegram was received:
" 'The premier explains that tbe only
way in which his name could be used
by the pulp company was through a letter which he gave to Michael Kiug setting forth that the latter bad been a
timber cruiser in tbe province for about
eighteen years.' "
"This, of course," says tiie World,
wincing and grimacing us it reluctantly
pens the grudging withdrawal, "clears
away all doubts, and makes, it perfectly
plain that Hou. Richard McBride has
done nothing of which lie should be
ashamed—nothing thai might not be
done by any other man time and again
in tho ordinary course of business. We
are pleased1 to be in u position lo make
this acknowledgment, for it is not at all
a comfortable thing to entertain suspicions that the first minister has not beeu
acting honestly in his dealings wilh large
corporations. Even though tbe Premier
is a political opponent, we would rather
light him, if fight him we must, on
straight public issues than on allegations
of crookedness and corruption. Hence
wo freely acknowledge that Premier McBride lias completely rehabilitated himself in our opinion on this particular
point."
Very nice. The attempt at dignity
is rather funny, but no one will blame
our contemporary for trying to save its
face a -
fiasco. Anyway, it has not spoken so
uicely about Mir. McBride since the Premier was leader of the opposition against
the Prior government.
A good idea of the mountain which
our Vancouver contemporary's political
hatred deluded it into constructing out of
a mole-kill can be gathered from the following letter by the Hon. Mr. McBride
to the Vancouver News-Advertiser,
which, iu its very frankness, is a far
more scathing rebuke of the loggers and
the World tliun anything we could say;
Sir,—Many of my friends appear to
consider tbat for the good name aud
credit of tlie province, 1, as prime minister, should bring the articles contained
iu the issue of the Vancouver World ot
Friday last before the courts.
Under ordinary circumstances this
would be tbe proper course to pursue-
but, for the present, I am anxious to
give an assurance to th© people of British Columbia at once that the charges
brought against me are absolutely untrue, and at the same time remove auy
doubts that may have arisen in the public mind as to tbe good faith of tlie local
government.
The following statement will explain
the matter alluded to by tlie World in
connecting my unuio with the power
company:
Iu February, 1904, Mr. King—whom
I have known intimately since boyhood
—asked nie for u letter certifying to his
long experience iu our lumber woods; this
1 did not feel 1 could refuse. My letter
rends as follows:
"To whom it may concern:
"I have known the bearer, Mr.
Michael Kiug, of Victoria, British Columbia, for a period of 20 years, during which time he has beeu engaged iu
the lumber industry in this province, and
take pleasure iu recommending him as au
expert in the business of timber cruising. Mr. King has undoubtedly a very
extensive knowledgo of this province and
its wonderful resources, and I know of
no one hetter able to speak of them,
"RICHARD M'BRIDE."
Now from n perusal of the prospectus
of the pulp company, on page 9, in concluding his report, wherein the different
berths are described, Mr. King gives my
inline as a reference,
Extract from report:
"My experience in British Columbia
has been 27 years, and I have been in
the lumber business all thnt time, logging, manufacturing, cruising and laying
out timber lauds. I have located and
managed tlie surveying of (500,000 acres
of land in Britisli Coluniliia since I have
been there, so that I have been well
over the country, nud know principally
all the timber in it.   I have also put in
five years in the state of Washington in
the lumbering business, and three years
in the same line in Michigan, Wisconsin
and Minnesota.
"To any one who might take an interest in looking for references regarding
mc, I would mention to them the Honorable Richard McBride, Premier of
British Columbia; the Hon. J. H.
Turner, agent-general in London, Salisbury House, E. C.; also the Bank of
Montreal, Vancouver; the Bank of British North America, Vancouver; the
Bank of Britisli North America, Victoria; the Ba'nk of Montreal, Victoria;
the Canadian Bank of Commerce, Victoria; and the Senttle National Bank,
Seattle."
From the above the World has seen fit
to level serious charges against me.
When the proper time nrrives if tliere
is anything in connection with the Canadian Westefn Power Company which
would necessitate u similar investigation
to that which was had in connection
with the Quatsino Power Company, to
which the World alludes as if we were
desirous to escape our responsibility in
the present case, nothing will be left undone by the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works to bring about a most
searching inquiry.
Were I in court, and on the stand upon
my oath, I could only say that neither
directly nor indirectly have I been interested in this or nny other pulp or lumber concern here or elsewhere.
RICHARD M'BRIDE.
We have not been as severe upon our
Vancouver contemporary as we should
have been, but for a ludicrous incident
illustrating how offences will bring their
own punishment. There is another evening paper in Vancouver called The Province. It and The World don't agree a
little hit, and, when the Province saw
Mr. McBridc's denial of The World's
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on Thursday last, under the heading of
"Mr. McBride's Denial," the following
remarks appeared in the editorial column of tlie Vancouver Province:
"It was scarcely necessary for Premier McBride to deny the charges, which
wero made against him some   days ago
by a local evening   paper   in this city,
tliat lie was interested personally in the
promotion in   London   of   the Western
Canada Paper &   Pulp   Co.   Mr. Me-
Brido's reputation is too good, his personal integrity is too well established, to
be injured by the scurrilous attacks of
an irresponsible and unscrupulous publication which apparently ca'nnot   distin- J
guish between reasonable   criticism, on
political grounds, and   personal vilification.    With    Mr.    McBride's    political
course many of his personal friends are
not in accord, but those who most op-
post him in public life will treat with
the contempt it deserves   any effort to
impugn his private honor.   It Is too bad
that the name and reputation of public
►men should thus   be at   the   mercy of-
blackguardly sheets which thrive onlyhy
attacks upon character."
In the presence of such a withering denunciation as this, the every-day journalist stands speechless. There is nothing
left to say, nor can its statements be refuted. But, coming from the Vancouver Province! It must he the bitterest
part of the World's punishment to realize that its own folly and falsehood have
laid it open to such a tongue-lasbing
from such a source.
Terhaps the most fitting way to close
this article is to quote the very handsome way in which the World, having
been shown its error, does its best to
make amends for any mischief its mistaken attitude may have caused. It is
a very full withdrawal from an utterly
untenable position, and the admissions
with regard to Mr. Emerson's part in
this disgraceful affair are likely to damage that gentleman beyond all hope of
repair in the opinions of the public. Our
contemporary says:
"There is another reason why we are
pleased. If it is shown that there has
been no collusion hetween the Premier
and the Western Canada Power & Pulp
Company officials, it goes without say'ng
that tliere lias likewise been no collusion
between the pulp men and the Premier.
The first fnct argues the second, and
means that tlie Western Canada Power
& Pulp Company secured its reserves by
perfectly legitimate methods aud not
through the assistance of inea in ".be
"inner circle." This cuts away one pri p
from under tlie feet of the men w io hive
lately been making a huge cry aga'' tt
the iniquity of the alleged pulp "do«."
We candidly admit that It was Mr. J.
S. Emerson, the leader of the loggers!
faction, who brought to our   attention!
the fact that Premier McBride's name
appeared     on    the    pulp    company's
prospectus.   Mr. Emerson has been do]
ing everything in his power to have the*
pulp reserve leases withheld, but as thel
men he has been attacking refused t>
reply to him, it was very difficult to tel
on what point he was speaking   witl
knowledge and on what other points h
was merely guessing.  But as Mr. Emc^
son has now been proved in error in thi]
particular instance, a   great   deal
weight will be detracted from the rest'
his   story.   If   the   Western   Canadl
Power & Pulp Company is able to cerrl
out its plans (and there is no doubt of iff
financial  ability;  the one  question
whether or not it has in its reserves tlj
timber best suited for pulp    purposed
British Columbia will be immensely benij
fited nnd enriched.    Accordingly, even!
citizen should gladly welcome each fresl
evidence that the company is workinl
on firm ground, and that the promisej
it has made to the government and
the public will be carried out to the lei
ter.    A>ciore long the men behind thi
venture will be in Vancouver; they alf
men whose word is as good as their bond
for they are numbered amongst the fori
most of Britain's business leaders.   I
upon examination, they nre satisfied wit
conditions, Vancouver and British Co
umhia need have nothing more to feai
Their simple statement will be enoug
to guarantee that the goods are in th
forest,    and that those goods will
handled to the best advantage.   For til
present, then, Mr. Emerson and his coil
freres may as well end their campaigl
against the pulp company until the Brill
ish backers of the latter arrive on
scene,   if, when that time comes, It
found that everything is not above boaril
they will be able to reopen their fighf
quite effectually, and no point of varl
tnge will be lost.
In the meantime, we congratulate Prel
mier McBride on the vigor with whic'f
he has denied all Improper connectlol
with the pulp company, and assure hi/
that our one purpose wns to secure,
the interests of the public, a direct statJ
ment from some person in authority." "
So far, so good. In closing, we trutl
with the World that the end of thf
abominable series of attacks has beel
reached. It is now known that the oil
ject of all this uproar on the loggers' pnf
was not from any upright desire to shiel
the delicate and inexperienced Londol
financiers, but from a totally differeiT
and far less creditable purpose. The
last move, as above shown, has resultd
in such a disgraceful exposure of then
selves and their backers that further
tion on their part along these lines I
hardly likely. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1905.
I        Social        j
St. Andrew's church, New Westminster, on Wednesday, June 21st, present-
Ed a very pretty scene, the occasion being the marriage of Mr. Beauchamp Tye
lif Victoria   to   Annie   Laura,   fourth
|laughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Clute of
f'airview.   The church was most artis-
PJiicully decorated for the occasion by a
{lumber of young friends of the bride.
Bl'he bride, who was given away by her
father, was beautifully gowued in while
silk, heavily trimmed with real lace aud
wearing, the orthodox veil of white tulle,
juugki up wilh orange blossom. She was
lllouded by her sister, Miss Helen Clute
Ind Miss Wuiulfred Muinwariug   John-
Ion, of Victoria, who wore daiuty gowns,
■he former of greeu voile, and the latter
Jhite, both wearing tulle   hats;    little
llisses Kathleen aud Isabel Thompson
pule most charming little flower girls,
tearing short frocks of white organdie,
Fiinnied   with   valencieuues   lace   and
agerie hats.    Master Cecil Thompson
leted us page.    Mrs. Clute, mother of
tie bride, wore a handsome gowu    of
[lack silk, heavily trimmed with white
|ce; Mrs. Fagan wore a dainty frock of
rory point-de-sprit, and   lingerie   hat;
[Irs. S. J. Thompson looked very sweel
cream voile gown, with a dainty white
|oque.
After the ceremony a reception was
eld al the residence of the bride's par-
uts, where about two hundred gueBts
eudered to the huppy couple their siu-
ere good wishes. The diuiug room was
ecoruted with white sweet peas   and
luiden hair ferns, Ihe work   of   Miss
laudiu, of Victoria.   After the reception
be happy couple left for Vancouver, eu
oute to Shawnigan.
Drawing — Nora Lugrin, Genevieve
Bone.
Arithmetic—Gwenydd Bridgman, Genevieve Bone.
Algebra—Nora Lugrin, Edythe McElhinny.
1 Geography — First class, Gwenydd
Bridgman; second class, Madge Wolfenden; third class, Etheldred McEl-
hinny; primary class, Ruth Jones, Dorothy Newman.
Grammar—Nora Lugrin, Edythe McElhinny.
British History—Nora Lugrin, Gwenydd Bridgman.
Canadian History—Nora Lugrin, and
Gwenydd Bridgman.'
Latin—Madge Wolfenden, Edythe Mc-
Elhinny.
English Literature—N6ra Lugrin and
Gwenydd Bridgman.
The following pupils having obtained
first rnuk for the subjects named are
entitled to be placed on the honor roll:
Deportmeut—Dorothy Lucas.
Regularity aud Punctuality—Madge
Wolfenden, Genevieve Bone.
Rapid Improvement—Nora Jones.
Studiousuess—Edythe McElhiuuy.
Neatness—Edythe McElhinny.
Politeness—Nora Lugrin.
THE DEARTH OF OFFICERS.
Mrs. J. Uerrick McGregor and Mrs.
IV. Cuulitle went over to New Wesi-
tiuster on Wednesday lust to attend thc
cdding of Miss Clute to Mr. Tye.
[Miss Holmes was the guest of honor
a large tea giveu by Mrs. Briguall,
|aro street, Vancouver, on Wednesday.
lAliss K. Gaudiu is spendiug a week iu
liucouver, the guest of Mrs. S. J.
|ompson, Vancouver.
(Mrs. Elhiuuy and Miss Elizabeth Carr
,ve been examined by Dr. Ernest Hall
(■the principles of massage treatment
Id the elements uf auatomy and physi-
figy. They bolh passed a highly satis-
ctory examination (viva voce and
k-itteu), and ure now eligible for coloui-
< associations of tbe Incorporated So-
ity of Trained Masseuses, Loudon,
lglnnd. The ouly Indies iu Cnnndn posting this qualification are Mrs. Ears-
in, now working in Victoria, and Miss
i'illiams, who has gone to one of the
'spitals iu San Francisco for nurse
lining. Mrs: McElhiuuy will leave
r Bautf shortly lo lake up massage un-
r Dr. Brett's supervision, aud Miss
irr will continue to work in Victoria.
Miss K. Gaudin spent last week with
Irs. Clute of New Westminster, hav-
g gone up for thc wedding of Miss
unie Clute to Mr. Beauchamp Tye, of
is city.
Miss Chase Going, who has beeu nt
hool in San Francisco, is expected
line on Wednesday next. She intends
mniuing here for a few weeks before
living with her mother for the Portland
ir.
ir. R. W. Turner aud family left on
['ednesday last via C. P. R. for Ire-
ud, where they intend remaining some
ne.
CLOSING EXERCISES.
I The closing exercises  of  Mr. Pope's
tool  took  place  ou   Wednesday,  the
st.   The young ladies having nil pass-
most creditable examinations.
I The following   is   the roll  of houor,
sed on clnss records and competitive
inunctions:
Heading— Fifth render, Norn Lugrin;
irth render, Mndge Wolfenden; third
ider,   Etheldred   McElhinny;   second
ider, Jocelyn Bridgman; first reader,
[snlie Newman.
Writing—Gwenydd Bridgmnn,   Mndge
ilfenden.
'ictntion   and   Spelling — Gwenydd
dgman, Edythe McElhinny.
While Canada is finding no little difficulty in securing recruits to man the
newly-acquired fortifications at Halifax
and Esquimalt, the Mother Country is
faced with an insufficiency of officers.
Tue causes of this are plainly set forth
iu the following iuieresiuig article in a
recent issue of the Loudon Sketch:
Anyone who has studied the army list
01 mm cannon tail to have been struck
by the number ot officers who have resigned their commissions, aud have retired to private lite to take up some
business wuieh, it ic is not more congenial, is, at least, more remunerative. It
is, therefore, not surprising to learn ihat
the army is about lour tuousaud officers
shun, uud mat tlie greatest difficulty is
experienced iu obiuimug young men ot
the rigui slump tor the commissioned
ranks. This shortage is, iu u large measure, duo 10 tne senseless abuse to which
officers were suojeel during aud alter the
Boer war. Xiiey were made the scapegoats, iu many instances, lor the blunders ol uon-couiuiossioned officers, aud
sutfurod 111 si.teucc, lUough they also
blundered themselves ou account of their
constitutional inability io believe that uo
trick was loo dirty tor uie Boer io play
When he ihought that he cou'd gain an
advuuiage by so doing.
But the chief deterrent is Ihe miserable
pay giveu iu the lower ranks, uud the
poor chances ot promotion which tall to
the average officer. T'o get a commission iu the army requires a most expensive education, and lue subalterns pay
is uolhiug like a return for ihe capual
invested, without counting lUe remuneration which is due lu a man tor his professional work. Uutil au officer gets his
company—or, in other words, uutil be has
been ten years iu the service—it is absolutely impossible for him lo live on his
pay, however economical he may be. His
mess bul absorbs ueuriy every penny ihat
ne gets, uud, in addition, he has to pay
heavily for his uniform, the regimental
baud, clubs and euteriaiumeuis. The
uniform is one of the worst of tne drugs
on a youug office. The initial outlay is
heavy enough, but if it ended there a
mau would, ut least, kuow where he
was; but tbe uniform is everlastingly being altered, and u young officer never
kubws when he may have to face some
utterly useless and needless expense
which may hamper him for years.
This was ull very well when an officer
iu time of peace had plenty of leisure,
uud had lime to look after his private
concerns, but of late years the work has
been pretty nearly doubled and the pay
has remained stationary. Nowadays, an
officer, or his father, has to pay a hundred or Iwo a year for the privilege of
working hard, with .very little prospect
of a career when he reaches middle-age,
in addition to which he is always being
told by umateur critics thut he is uot
many degrees removed from a fool. The
law of "not good enough," therefore,
conies iuto play, and men of the right
sort either refuse to compete for a commission, or, if they have obtained one,
throw it up in a few yenrs in disgust.
It is au axiom of English politics that
the army must be chenp, or as chenp as
it cnu be made, and, as tlie officer has
been the last to complain, the burden of
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ODDFELLOWS' BLOCK. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE"24, 1905!
ALL SOUL'S DAY.
Mrs. Carmarthen looked out through
the grey-white lace curtains that veiled
the hotel window on the grey-yellow
morning of November 1st.
Down the dingy street rose ugly^reen
arches splotched with crude red and blue
shields and extravagant mottoes; tight
" rolls of red and blue bunting, that would
have been flags if tlie wind had let them,
marked the overhead-trolley wires at
regular intervals; every window, every
railing, was covered witli red, white and
blue; every cornice and ledge fluttered
with little red flags that were feverish
on their dirty background in the sallow
light of a clouded sky.
Mrs. Carmarthen observed these things
with as much artistic disgust as was
compatible with profound indifference.
She had come to Halifax fo assist at the
reception of the first contingent of Canadian troops returning from South
Africa as she did most things, because
she was tlie wife of her husband. She
was weary of patriotic leagues, sick of
the raucous chant of Soldiers of fhe
Queen that had made the streets ring
for the last year. She turned impatiently from tlie window and settled herself to her toilette.
She knew perfectly well that the
People—with a large P—were right and
she wrong; would liave given a pearl
necklace for one spark of the enthusiasm
that every street boy fianied with; it was
she who was at fault, not the streets
with their flags and arches; the meaning
of them was better than the meaning of
ber soul that despised them. A church
bell, harsh, insistent, began to clang in
the grey-white steeple she had seen over
the t pposite roofs; it had no sound of rejoicing in it, and, oddly enough, it startled Mrs. Carmarthen. There was mourning, exhortation, despair, in that clanging bell; it	
"Oil, All Souls' Day, of course!" she
said fo herself with a curious relief;
somehow the preparations for rejoicing,
the flags and baked meats, had made her
feel superstitiously that this wns a haggard old town, sitting decked iu gauds
lo invite disaster. But' tlie bell that had
caught her cut with so ill-omened a
sound wus nothing but a summons to the
faithful to come and pray for their dead.
Mrs. Carmarthen had uo dead to pray
for; besides, she was not a devout' woman—unless it were devout to pray half
the night iu iier sleepless bed for a man
who was a vagabond on the face of the
earth, a forswearer of oaths, a gambler,
and a hard man nt that. She thought no
more of that reverberant bell. It had nothing to do with her, who was not a religious woman.
Sometimes the minister's private secretary thought Mrs. Carmarthen's religion .was Carmarthen's comfort; she
observed it scrupulously enough. His
house, his parties, his wellbeiug that ran
on wheels, were ull her work; besides
countless nnd unimportant details such
as smoothing out people who might have
ruined him and being civil to women
who knew too much nbout him. Even
the private secretary never wondered
whether she cured for Carmarthen or
not; she left no loophole for wonder.
But ho had once or twice found her with
a deadly weariness on her face.
She wns oddly dressed for a woman
with copper hair when at last she joined
Carmarthen in the hotel lobby. Her
brown gown was turned back with dull
white lnce nnd satin, the neck of it filled
in with n curious pulo pink, very soft
nnd transparent; there seemed t'o be
scarcely anything between her white
throat nud Ihe long chain of faint amethysts that encircled it' twice nud fell to
her waist.
"Will you be warm enough ?" said the
private secretary involuntarily. He wus
Carmarthen's cousin and white slave for
an excellent salary and perhaps for the
barren joy of sitting at Mrs. Carmarthen's table. If her religion were Carmarthen the private secretary was clever
enough to hide that his was not.
"Oh, I'll wear a coat." She knew perfectly well that' though Carmarthen had
never looked at her, he would have looked hard enough if she had not been absolutely faultless, and she laughed with
real amusement, She had, for once, forgotten nil nliout Carmarthen when she
dressed. The new French gown had reminded her of n dny long ngo when she
hnd worn the same scheme of color with
a girl's clumsy udjusluient. She hnd
made thnt brown serge herself nnd tucked nn old crepe de Chine senrf round iter
neck under the bodice.   There had been
110 amethysts to put over the pink then,
and yet—she' would not finish the
thought. She took her plnce in the carriage beside Carmarthen, and as she
drove through the crowded streets no
one would1 ever have imagined that the
minister's wife was totally uninterested
in the heroes she was going to see land.
At the dockyard gates the half-washed, recklessly neck-tied and bonneted
crowd who were interested surged
against the guard of marines and the
ruthlessly shutting gates as the minister's carriage passed through. Only-
two relatives of each returning soldier
had been nllowed admittance tickets, the
herd of cousins and friends and well-
wishers outside had to wait; they
trampled the street into choking dust
clouds and wiped their eyes and noses on
their sleeves; handkerchiefs with Union
Jacks on them were for waving, not tor
business use.
Mrs. Carmarthen, with a curious
glance at the sea of working faces, had
driven through them dry-eyed. Neither
the pathos nor the joy of them had come
home to her; she felt a little sorry for
the men who were coming back to people
like these.
She slipped on her coat with the
ermine as she got out of the carriage and
walked down on tue jetty. There was
the admiral to shake hands with, the
governor, the officer commanding tlie
the band marched by her and tbe guard
garrison, a few women to be civil to;
of honor speechless in their red tunics,
and lined up behind the little group of
authority and politics. In a few minutes
the band began to play and theu—and
not till then—did Mrs. Carmarthen look
at what she had come to see.
The trooper lay broadside on to the
jetty, her load-line high above the dull
green gap of water between her and the
land. The raw red orange of copper
paint glared a full third up her side in
the grey morning, and the dull black
above it made it seem indecent. Mrs.
Carmarthen's glance went higher up, to
the double line of white rails round the
deck. They stood out sharply against
the muddy background of khaki tliat
meant inen who had been shot at nud
starved nnd rotted with fever, but Mrs.
Carmarthen only saw it was an ugly
mass of color after the scarlet uniforms
below.
Some of the khaki background became
alive, and turned into men who tugged
with a will at the slowly-rising gaugway
that had jibbed sullenly halfway up. At
tlie foot of it, crowding forward with
each inch it gave, were those relatives
of soldiers who had tickets. Some of
tliem were of Mrs. Carmarthen's class,
and their faces were as strainei and
patchy ns those of the women in p-tifnl
best clothes who elbowed them. The
gangway began to move up faster, the
baud stopped in tlie middle of a Wiring
inarch and slipped softly into something
else—Home, Sweet Home, with chords.
They were the bandmaster's pride,
those chords. Slow, quiet, very peaceful, they came on the air, without orna
ment or riot of rejoicing.
"It's a dirge," said Mrs. Carmarthen
sharply to the secretary, who only nodded absently.
It seemed to him very clever. The
bandmaster's son hud beeu killed in llic
war, and lie must welcome home the "ve
sons of other fathers. He did it without a minor chord or modulation; 'iiit
even the visiting mayors of other town*
saw the dead on the veldt though the}
*hut their eyes to get rid of the mist in
them. The bandmaster's eyes were open |
and hard.
"Come out of this crowd," Mrs. Cur- |
niartheu  adjured the secretary; it was j
nn uncalled-for epithet applied to heads
of departments in affable convermt'.on,
hut Hint Home, Sweet Home had i-een
unpleasant.
"Up here," said the secretary briskly
An iron stage with a derrick on it wis
ten feet higher than tlie jetty, un.1 !.e
wanted to get within spenking distance
of the Governor-General's A.D.C., whose
gold aiguillettes were gorgeous over the
white rail of the transport. A dozen
people followed them up the iron ladder,
unofficial strangers who had no hand to
snatch nt as the men came down '.In;
gangway. There wns plenty of room b*
hind the derrick, and n foot of platform
and six of green wnter nil (here wns between them and the towering black
transport
The secretary shouted gleefully to the
Governor-General's aide (who hnd dW-
tinguislied himself into a personage), and
Mrs. Carmarthen's   eyes   followed the
Telephone 341.
FRED. J. ME3HER
CONTRACTOR
and
BUILDER
91% Fort St.   Victoria
secretary's. For her the thing hnd dropped bnck again into a stage full of marionettes with t'he ending of that Home,
Sweet Home. Her glance ran listlessly
along tbe row of officers, tall and short,
tanned and pole. Every man of them
had a look he had not gone away witli,
a hardness as of long-fought irritation
and anxiety; their smiles seemed only to
veneer it thinly over. Mrs. Carmarthen
looked for it in the eyes of the rows of
privates and saw it was not there. They
were grinning from ear to ear, clean and
cheerful and iu good case, their faces a
line of brown and pink over their khaki.
"They're not a handsome lot, t'o be
honest, nor particularly useful in everyday life," thought Mrs. Carmarthen pessimistically. "They had better enjoy
their little day of being heroes. They'll
be starving next winter when people are
fired of—■" Her thought broke off iu
her head us if someone had hit it with a
sledge-hammer.
AVI10 was thnt leaning tall and quiet
over the rail, his keen eyes on hers, his
handsome face very still?
Mrs, Carmarthen's heart stopped beating.
She had never known he had gone to
Africa; had not known where he was
these five years past'; had prayed for
him in her sleepless bed these eighteen
hundred aud twenty-five nights and said
to herself that she had forgotten ou each
relentless morning.
Her lips soundlessly nnd without her
knowledge shaped themselves iuto his
name, and as fhey did his eyes answered, and the answer clawed at the soul of
Mary Carmarthen.
It was no matter where he had beeu,
he was—merciless joy shook her where
she stood—he was coming back! He
was there before her eyes. God's mercy
had given her bnck the sight of his
face And the men were beginning to
come down tbe gangway.
It was for pure convenience thai' Mrs.
Carmarthen turned her bnck ou her husband's private secretary; she had forgotten all about him, nlso nil nbout Carmarthen, who yards away on the jetty
was- prosing nbout "my department" to
the mayors of St. John. Her eyes were
fathomless, shining jewels, her face
translucent with the light of her soul;
that was iu rapture. Nothing, nothing
nt all, could matter after this; no duty
be too weary, no self-deuial too hard.
To-day was the day of doom, nnd it did
not menu damnation. There—from the
very beginning perhaps God had meant
so to pay Mary Carmarthen her wages;
tliere—it' stamped itself on her brain forever—was Philip Crichton coming down
I lie gangway.
Mrs. Oarmarthen threw back her head
as if it were ber business to be proud
of him.
" 'He trod the ling like a buck in
spring, and he looked like a lance in
rest,' " she said to herself, whicli was
perhaps very little appropriate to a lean,
dark man walking down a gangway. She
knew without' seeiug what had become
uf the single file of men who had gone
down before him, They had been swallowed up by the crowd of relatives who
smiled crookedly und gulped in their
throats as they turned away to tlie left
with them, past Carmarthen and the
heads of departments, off the jetty, and
out ou the yellowing grass of the free
yard, The only difference with the men
who had no relatives was that' they bore
away to th; left alone. It would be an
hour before they fell in again, company
after compnny; an hour	
The private secretary turned from the
disappearing line of his friends ou the
trooper as one by one they came down
with I'heir men, nnd perhaps his sins
were not ripe for the reaping, for his
start did not take him into the water being his toes.
Mrs. Cnnnnrthen, in her Paris gown,
wns on her knees on the sooty iron staging, her ermine-trimmed coat' trailing in
a pool of rusty water, her hands stretched nown lo a 111011 who stood on n beam
below her.   Mrs. Carmarthen, who was
Public Schools.
DESKS.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tender fur School Desks," will be received by tlie undersigned up to the 30th
Juue, 1905, for supplying nnd delivering
tbe following BCbool desks ready fur
shipment tn places to be hereafter
designated, to ihe older of the Department nt Vnncouver or Vieto'ia, B. C.,
on or before the 1st August, 1905 :
Double Desks,
Size No. 3  50
Size No. 2 50
Double Rkaus.
Size No. 3  20
Sizo No.2 20
The desks shall be of the most recently approved design.
No tender will be entertained unless
accompanied by nu accepted cheque on
a chartered bank of Canada, payable to
the uudersigned, in the amount of one
hundred and fifty [$150] dollars, which
will be forfeited if the party tendering
decline to enter iuto contract when
called upon to do bo, or if he fail to complete tbe contract. Cheques of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned upon
signing of contract.
The Department is not bound lo
accept the lowest or any tender.
W.S GORE,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands eft Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C.. 15th June, 1905.
&m
'^M
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.
NOTICE is hereby giveu that the
reservation covering Graham Island,
Queen Charlotte Group, notice of which
wus published iu the British Columbia
Gazette und dated 30th January, 1901,
has beeu cancelled, and that Crown hinds
thereonwill be open to sale, pie em p tion
and other disposition under the provi
sinus of ibe Laud Act, ou aud after the
2lst July next.
W. S. GORE.
Depviy  Commissioner of Lands and
Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 20th April, 1905
NOTICE
TENDEUS FOB TIMBER LIMITS.
Separate scaled tenders will be received
by the uudersigned up to noon of Wednesday, 12th July, 11)05, from auy person who
may desire to obtain special licenses under
the provisions of the "Land Act," for the
purpose of cutting timber therefrom, of il
timber limit situated at Quatsino, on Vancouver Island, known as—
1st. Lot 177, Rupert District, containing
6,452 acres; license fee, $1,411.
2nd. Lot 1T8, Rupert District, containing
5,034 acres; license fee, $1,102.
3rd. Lot 1711, Rupert District, containing
1,3(14 acres; license tec, $21)8.
The competitor offering the highest cash
bonus will be entitled to special licenses
covering the limits, renewable annually for
a term of twenty-one years.
Each lender must be accompanied by n
certified cheque, made payable to the undersigned, to cover the amount of the Hist
year's fees and the amount ot bonus tendered, and also a certlBed cheque for, In
respect to Lot 177 $4,250, iu respect to Lot
178 $2,805, iu respect to Lot 170 $1,15(1, being the cost of cruising and surveying the
limits. The Uovei'iunent cruiser's report
can he seen at the ollice of the undersigned.
The cheques will be at once returned to
unsuccessful competitors.
W. S. GORE,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands nnd Works.
Lnnds and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 15th June, 1005.
NOTICE
South Afbioan War Land Grant Act
Grants of land made to Volunteers, their
heirs or assigns, under authority of this
Act, are subject to the condition that
such lhnds shall have beeu selected by
the grantees on or before the first day of
Jnly, 1905. Notice is, therefore, hereby
given thnt applications for such lands
must be filed at a Government Office by
that date,
R. F. GREEN,
Chief   Commissioner   of   Lands   and
Works.
Lands nnd Works Department,
Victorin, B.C., 26th May, 1905.
1
The King Edward
The most modern hotel in thel
city. European and AmericanJ
plan.    Rates $i to $5.
The Dallas
The only seaside resort in Vici
toria. Situated overlooking tha
Straits of Juan de Fuca and the
majestic Olympia Mountains.
American plan. $2.50 and up.
The Vernon
The leading commercial hotel
with ample sample room accoml
modation.    $2. and $2.50 per dajl
The above hotels are all under tlie uiai]
ageuient of    .
Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson.!
Guests are requested to write or win
for rooms. Bus uieets nil steamboats anq
trains.
fiotel $1 franchl
Uictoria, B. 0.
SPORTSMEN!
Write me for particulars of  Britielj
Columbia's
Best Stocked Game Preserves)
Guides and Outfits furnished.
Prank Rushton
THE INLAND ARMOURIES,
KAMLOOPS, B. O.
" A Cent Saved Is a Cent Gained.!
Purchase your "Cut Rate Esquimai
Car Tickets" at tbe "Savoy Cigar Stand'
By this method you can save enough ti
purchase your tobacco. A full line c
Smokers' Requisites always on band.
£3e^* Tickets will be furnished patrons only.
Gao. C. Anderson, Prop. Savov Cigar Stand, j
Price's Gold Medal Brand 6at
sup, Pickles and Sauce are con'
diments that should be in every
house. Price and quality seconc
to none.
ISTBI6T
Farms and Ranches For Sale oil]
Lease
Write for  information   regarding  thtj
fruit glowing sosBibilities of
tbe district.
Martin Beattie
Realty and Investment Broker
P.O. Box 106, Kamloops, B„ e.
For Sale or Lease.!
Horse and Cattle Ranches
Irrigated Plots for Pruit
and Vegetables, Hav
Lands, Cultivated
and Wild.
Properties hav* Buildings, are fenced!
well watered and contain sufficient timj
ber for domestic purposes, excellenl
fishing and shooting in the Lillooet alio;
Ashcroft and Cariboo Districts.
For further in formation, terms awl
prices write     	
S. TINGLEY,
P. O. Box 48, aSHeROFT. B.C THEJWEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1905.
Championship
Lacrosse Match
AT
Oak Bay Park,
VANCOUVER  vs.   VICTORIA
Saturday, June 24
IOOJ.
The G.B.A.A. Sports
will be held also at the same place,
commencing at 1 p.m.
Lacrosse Match commencing at
3 p.m.
J. B. A. A. sports continued in
intervals and after match.
Admission 25c.
llwnys caring for appearances, was
luring for nothing uow but the hands
hat held hers; was crouching, fierce with
■oy and wonder, over the edge of the
it'aging, was saying something over and
f ver again.
"You, you, you," she said, and the
Secretary jerked himself round that he
night not see the look on her bowed
face.
"Him!" he said to himself (and his
blegant grammar had dropped off his
Ipeeeh and left it what it was in his
Jirst country school). "Good Lord, him!
■Vnd 1 never knew she knew him.
K< ..at'll I do? What on earth will 1
PoV"
He was doing it even while he was
Ivondering, putting his burly shoulders
lo the weather side of her (which meant
Carmarthen), noting witu his sharp little
|yes that the rest of the people ou the
staging were nobodies, who did not even
Enow her name, were nothing but a liv-
jig screen between her and the people
yno did.
Concluded next week.
PDiTORIAL   REFLECTIONS   ON
THE WAR.
•Quite Safe.—He must be a pretty poor
brt of a moujik who has not pluck
liough to sauce the Tsar these days.—
Montreal Herald.
rAnd the Navy.—Non-combatants have
l;eu ordered to leave Vladivostock. In
Le quarters that order would be couriered to include the Russian army.—
Toronto Star.
[Solution Reached.—Having weighed
[irefully the question of the relative
|ierits of torpedo boats and battleships,
he experts are inclined to draw the
Iractical lesson that any country look-
[ig for trouble should build more of both
rinds.—Toronto Star.
\ And Russia used to be a nightmare to
ohn Bull!—Hamilton Spectator.
'It they want you to accept a house,
Ilr. Togo, don't.—New York Sun.
Isn't    it about time for the Russian
|emnant  Togo   home?—Brockville   Reorder.
Ie who   fights   and    rojestvcnsky's
|way, may live to be togoed    another
ay.—Toronto Telegram.
I They were not fishing smacks that
fojy ran up against in the Corean
traits.—Hamilton Spectator.
[The China sea was a sea of trouble
poor Rojestvensky, but it was nothing
those narrow straits.—Hamilton Her-
|d.
[Admiral Birileff will   arrive by    rail
Vladivostock in time to stand on the
Inds and wring   his    hands.—Ottawa
Itizen.
f'So your engngement with Jack    is
token off."
1'Yes."
I'Did he exhibit the cloven hoof?'
I'No, the cloven breath."
Easy to Get a Quick Meal Ready
When You Have Our Stock to Select From
We have many things that will enable you to get a meal in a hurry.
-   We take speoial pride in our line of canned soups and vegetables.
You have a lnrge variety to choose from and they are al) rich, nourishing
and pleasing—and uo trouble to prepare.
Campbell's Soups, 2 tins      -      25c.      Yan Camp's Soups, 2 tins,     - 25c.
Aylmer Canned Tongue       -       30c.      Armour's Boiled Ham, per lb.   • 35c.
Fresh Ham Sausage, per lb.    -    15c.      Pickled Pigs' Feet, each        - 5c.
Lager Beer, quarts each - 12-Jc.
Carne's Cash Grocery
CORNER YATES AND
BROAD STREETS.
180 acres under cultivation, a frontage of
four miles on the Thompson River, C.P.R.
runs through Property, well adapted for
stock raising, mixed farming, or fruiigood
supply of water, 4 miles of ditching for
irrigating purposes, sufficient timber for
all purposes. Two good dwellings, several smaller ones for hired hands, several
large stables, shed, corralls, blacksmith's
shop, granaries, etc., whole ranch is
fenced. C. P. R flag station at house, C.
P. R. siding on property, steamboat calls
at door twice a week. Large range of
wild land adjoining this ranch which
makes a fine free run for cattle. This is
one of the finest ranches in British Columbia.  Price, $18,000,00.
P. R. BROWN, Ltd.,
30 Broad Street, VICTORIA, B.C.
SCARED?
Tliere has been a breathless silence
maintained respecting Mr. R. T. Elliott's
letter for nearly a week. It has been
suggested, however, that au editorial dispatch is about due from Ottawa.—Victoria Colonist.
ASK TEMPLEMAN.
"Cauadiau politics," says a Chicago
newspaper, "seem to be couducive to
longevity. Senator Wark is over 100
years oid." Bless you, brother, Canadian Senators aren't in politics. They're
in the refrigerator.—-Toronto Star.
LIKE THEM.
The council ou Alonday uight last approved of the suggestion made by thc
Property Owner's Association to hnve a
board of commissioners to look after
tlio decorative features of our public improvements, but it did uot act upon it,—
Victoria Colonist.
HOW KITTENISH!
Ou Sunday au unfortunate accident occurred at Souris. A bank clerk, Nornfan
Hunter, was sitting on t'he bank of the
river talking with a couple of ladies and
a gentleman who were in a canoe close
by. Miss Marie Harriot, one of the
ladies, jestingly picked up a revolver that
was in the boat, and aimed it at Hunter
and fired. Mr. Hunter's mouth was
open so tliat the bullet passed through
the roof of his mouth and lodged near
the left car.—Hartney (Alan.) Star.
COA1E DOWN, DOCTOR.
Dr. Ernest Hall has introduced a prolific subject for public discussion. He
will no doubt find himself before it is
through in the position of Davy Crockett's coon. Tho fusilnde has already
started, and he will be a lucky man if
he comes down from his position wholly
alive.—Victoria Colonist.
Bridge Tenders
TENDERS nre invited for tbe erec
tion of a new Pile Bridge at Rock Bny
in accordance with Plans and Specifications which mny be seen at tbe ollice of
the undersigned, to whom nil Tenders
must be addressed aud delivered not
later than 3 o'clock p.m., on Monday,
July 3,1905.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
0. H. TOPP,
City Engineer.
City Hall, Juue 22,1905.
CONCERNING HAS BEENS.
Johu L. Sullivan writes to Frank
Slavin that he thinks Dawson should
raise from $15,000 to $18,000 for an exhibition, ten-round contest between the
nforesnid John L. nnd Frank. The old
soak either overestimates his own
powers of attraction or thinks the
Dawson country one vast hotbed of
lunacy. We once knew of n racehorse
called Guernsey Bill who at six years
of age was sold for $10,000, nnd at 20
years of age was purchased by a country-
doctor for $15, John L. is another
Guernsey Bill, but he don't appear to
realize it.—White Horse Star.
SORROWS OF THE GREAT.
The Czar of Russia has nearly ns
much trouble on his hands as John
Houston hns these dnys.—Moyie Lender.
HARD ON Af AYORS.
This is a bad yenr for innyors. The
mayor in Philndelphin hns his hands
full of trouble, while in Alontreal he is
fighting the gns hog. In Chicago
Dunne has spasms in his stomach from
strike worry, and in the beautiful eity
of Nelson traitors have cut a hole in
Houston's policy, while here in Fernie
our mayor is afflicted so strongly with
the boycott fever that be cannot say n
good word for this paper, and blames it
for his troubles instend of his own diseased imagination and knife blade mentality.—Fernie Ledge.
A SNAP!
POULTRY AND
ORCHARD Ff\RN|
©F 100 ACRES IN NORTH SftftNICH.
4j£ miles from Sidney Station. 25 acres cleared, of these,
15 acres in oats, 20 acres slashed, ready tor plow next spring. 4
roomed cottage and outbuildings, good well. Situated on main
road.    Surrounded by the choicest farms on the Island.
Price W$ $20.00 per acre.
No Land in This District Has Been sold
at So Low a Price.
 APPLY	
Box 266,   Victoria, B. C.
THE LYRIC
THEATRE
Broad Street,
Between Yates and Johnson.
O. Renz, Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville talent
that pains and money can procure.
Open eveiy evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission : 10 and 25c.
This Week
is tbe right time to instill
ELECTRIC LIGHT,
because by putting tbe mutter off indefinitely you are going without one of the
greatest of modern conveniences. Leave
your order with us nt once.
B.C. Eleetrie By Co.
LIMITED*
"MHDE IN VICTORIA "
Ice Cream and
Ice Cream Soda
Made Fresh Daily from PURE CREAM
We invito Comparison with the
Imported Article.
THE MIKADO LUNCH AND
TEA ROOM
44 PORT STREET.
Open 8 11.111. to 12 p.m. Sundays excepted
HOTEL   DAVIES
Our Rooms are the most central, the
bost furnished and most comfortable in
b e city.
Tbe famous Poodle Dog Restaurant.
Cuisine unexcelled.
GRIT AND NERVE.
The people of White Horse are taking
laudable pride in the fact that they
gave Ihe people of the North n first
clnss holiday celebration in the snme
week the city wns burned to the ground.
It took grit nnd nerve of the right
kind to do that.—Skngwny Alaskan.
SAVOY   THEATRE
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
WEEK OF JUNE 26TH, 1905.
Three Juggling
Gordans
Orin McKnight
The Aherns
Alice Wildemere
Jennie Clair
Harry Penman
Mile Inez Scott
La Monde Sisters
ADMISSION: 15 Cts. and 25 Cts.
DAILY ','?•„'•
General admission ioc.
MATINEES   IOC.   ALL   OVER.
G
R
A
N
D
Management ol •
ROBERT JAMIESON
WEEK OF JUNE 26.
Illustrated Song
Frederic Roberts
''The Girl I Loved iu Sunny
Tennessee."
Parish
Premier Ventriloquist.   Direct
from the Hast.
Marie Sparrow
Comedienne.
Wiufield.                          Margie.
Douglas and Ford
In a variety of Souk »n,i Dauce.
Thomas.                                Marie.
Ulenroy & Russell
In t One Act Playlet,
"The Professor's Substitute,"
NEW MOVING PICTURES
"The Hi^amist."
ioc.
Res.
Scat!
Johnson Street.
OO WHERE THE CROWD OOliS THE WEEK. SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1905.
The Deadly Crinoline
Possibilities of its Early Advent—Concerning Laces—And   Horrid
Man's Improving Taste in Dress—Japanese Art—Boots.
By " Babette"
Der Madge:—So you hear faint rumors thnt the crinoline will be with us
again? Well, "nion amie," the gentleman-dressmaker of Paris who so confidently predicts the return of the crinoline may, after all, be found astray in
his prophecy. But should the worst
come to the worst, he doles out some
consolution by describing the crinoline
of the future as a very different and
much less aggressive thing Ihun the unyielding monstrosity of the sixties. If
fhe coming crinoline be only the skirt,
very wide at the bottom, iu is already
with us, and may be seen at any gathering of women who aspire to be not
only in the latest fashion, but, by their
attire, to adumbrate the fashions of tomorrow. The foot width of a smart
skirt is generally produced by tbe sill;
frills of the foundation, supplemented
by the more numerous frills of tbe silk
underskirt, ln several cases it must
be confessed that a row or two of line
featherbone, augments the aid lent by
tha frills, but the introduction of whalebone is not new this season, yet.l hear
it was adopted by a good many fashionable dressmakers last year. That tbe
mode did not "catch on" generally, aud
that it is scarcely mou: popular now than
it was twelve months ago, should bring
comfort to your heart, "cherie." You
who fear to see in the near future tbe
dreadfully ugly aud inconvenient crinoline of the past, which appears to be
an impossibility when, whatever may be
tue extravagance of our attire, taste
has certainly improved, and women show
more independence in wearing garments
in which they can get about easily.
Lats week 1 gave you a lengthy description of the "lingerie" bat, whicli
I was so interested in; this week my
thoughts have been turned to the lace
and chiffon scarves which arc being
woru so much this season, and 1 will try
nnd describe thein for your benefit—if
feeble words can describe such things of
beauty—oue 1 particularly envied was
an ivory chiffon with mauve orchids
painted on it und a border of the palest
blue; another was a pale blue crepe de
chine with sprays of pale roses most
artistically arranged, the border of this
one was of blue just a shade darker;
the effect was very striking, as it was
worn with a picturesque gown of white
silk organdie nnd a picture bat of pale
blue trimmed with sprays of piuk roses.
Scarves of real lace arc worn a great
deal and of course are more serviceable
than the chiffon ones. Now, Madge, is
the time for you to use some of your
beautiful old lace, those old scarves we
thought would never come into fashion
again. I believe before long we will be
wearing thc styles of our great, great
grandmothers, as it is we are revelling
in tho styles of our grandmothers'
youth, witu exception of the stiff crin-
o.ine that you so much feared.
Madge, 1 find the question of clothes
is no longer monopolized by women. The
modern mnn has awakened to the fact
that it pays to be well dressed. Once
upon a time, if he gave clothes any serious thought be was afraid of being
dubbed a dude; but to-day ull that is
changed, aud what to wear, and how and
when to wear it, aro subjects in which
he takes the keenest interest. By experience men hnve come to realize tbat
the man who is correctly dressed is always at his ense, just as much so as a
woman, they are not embarrassed by the
shrug of surprise or the smile of pity at
their seeming ignorance, which in a
great many cases is the result of laziness.
The truth is he is most interested In
fashions for himself, although be does
not always adopt them; and the beauty
of it is he can be well dressed it be
does not. There is a certain elasticity
about men's fashions with which Madam
a Mode has no patience. Obstinacy
seems to be second nature to most men,
nnd quite frequertly a mnn only wears
what he wants to.
What he should do is to suit his
clothes to himself—try to acquire a
sense of fitness and to follow the prevailing styles ns long ns he finds them
becoming and suited to his own individuality. Money has very little to do
with it, for while money can do much,
it cannot buy good taste. Whilst details should never be conspicuous, they
occupy a most important part iu correct dressing. After the first impression of quiet effectiveness is made, attention comes to them without being attracted. Thus the llaniiiig red necktie,
my pet abomination, is notorious only as
far us it can be seen, while the scarf
of a more quiet nature which ut first
passes unnoticed comes to be admired
as a pleasing impression. The man who
will be well dressed could not do better
than pay Messrs. Finch it Finch, ot
Government street, a visit, their stock
is one of the best ou the coast; this firm
has recently received u large number
of summer shirts and vests, in linen,
crush and thin materials in fancy effects. The men are sharing with us in
tue use of hand work, many of the vests
beiug woru are very prettily embroidered in quaint little designs, of flowers or
a conventional design of leaves or ferns.
i>ut to return again to our own mm,,.
robe, which 1 must confess 1 know much
uiore about thau that of the other sex.
1 went to a very smurt little dinner on
Thursday evening, which wus giveu iu
honor of some of our summer visitors,
uud the gowns, Madge, simply baffle
inscription. Our hostess wore a most
beautiful gowu of black silk chiffon,
made with u deep flouuee very much
shirred, and ou the bodice wus some
of the most delicate old lace caught up
with crimson roses; she is, 1 think, one
of the most beautiful women here, being
very tall aud dark, with the most delicate complexion, and a figure; oh, Madge,
she is perfect if perfection is here attained; but dou't think 1 am raving like
a mad poet. The guest of honor wore
un opul tinted gown veiled with French
grey chiffon with silver sequins; while
her daughter, a pretty little debutante,
wore a soft ivory silk and crepe de chine
und sprays of pink roses ou corsage uud
iu her hair; another gowu 1 thought was
most smart was a rose chiffon very much
shirred aud puffed, .aud cleverly draped
with rose crepe, embroidered with roses
und their leaves; this picturesque gown
room, and tbe wearer, the oue woman
1 thought quite the most fetching in the
in fifty who could wear this shade of
bright pink.
This week I have been devoting all my
spare time to making up some new
cushion covers; in my search for novelties iii this line 1 wandered into Weiler
Brothers, where a very obliging young
man iusistetd ou my spending just
double what 1 intended, by showing me
some of their new goods, their lire
screens, which, by tlie way, we are beginning to need now, are the most dainty
I have ever seen, and with their delicate
shading of color it is quite possible to
get one to suit any room; these are for
the most part Japauesc, some of them
embroidered ou silk iu soft shades of
green, whilst others are pretty little
views so much used by the Japs iu their
fancy work. In the cushions, too, the
Japanese have sent us something novel
There were some very pretty ones in this
shop for only 85c, whicli would look
very well made up, with or without a
cord. At this shop 1 got some of thut
dear old-fashioned dimity, which has
come in again; while this is a trifle more
expensive 1 think it is really worth it;
i washes like a rag and always looks
fresh and clean. And now to some more
elaborate covers for the "cushion corner" of yours. I saw a very pretty oue
tbe other day; it was made of white
lawu and valeuciennes lace, and was
worked with a conventional design in
forget-me-not, blue French knots; another was a very artistic design of wild
io... on a pale blue ground; the edge of
tne frill, which was not as full as usual,
was worked with a trailing sprny of the
roses and leaves, and cut out in the
shape of the leaves; this was one of the
most beautiful tops 1 have seeu this
year. I have seen one in the much used
embroidery which was very pretty, and
I should think would wear for ever. 1
am glad to see that the everlasting
"Gibson head" cushion is making wny
for the more dainty designs of flowers
and views, which are so much prettier
and easy lo have cleaned.
In the same department of this shop
I enm© across some ten cloths which
were also very moderate in price; they
were linen nnd bad edges aud insertion
of torchon lace, of n coarse linen thread;
they were so handsome. Our little yellow friends are undoubtedly clever with
I heir fingers.
It is a curious fnct that applies to
other things besides pillow coverings,
screens, etc., that the art of the Orient
—we purposely omit ludia from this
category—has not a paralyzing effect
upon tlie furniture of an ordinary room
when chosen at random. There is hardly any Japanese piece of common, ordinary, every day art that when brought
into a modern Western room would
strike a loudly inharmonious note. It
may be tbat our eyes, by reason of our
long commercial connection with the
Fust, have grown accustomed to seeing
some stray piece of this art amid our
Western surroundings.
You still question me as to what is
worn in boots aud shoes. 1 see that
Maynard's, on Douglas street, have a
very line stock iu neat foot gear. Their
ladies' dongola kid with patent tips aud
moderate French heels are decidedly
smart; also their ladies' dougola Ox-
aiids tire also very neat. Above all
things 1 should advise you to go iu for
neat, well fitting boots and shoes. Lord
Brooklield, tbe English hero in a well
known novel by nn equally well known
author, when relating his experiences iu
New York to his friend at their Loudon
club, says: "Yes, old chap, 1 loved her
from the crown of her head to her
ankles, miud, only to her ankles, Why?
Because, dear boy, she insisted upon
wearing low tan shoes with weird, flopping broad bow ties,"
In the line of new dauce music, the
most popular thing on the market is the
Huskie's Dream," a delightful two-step
composed by Miss Violet I. Powell, and
soid nt Fletcher Bros, on Governmeut
street. • •
I see by tbe papers that the wild man
has beeu seen again, and that he lives
near Nanaimo. Someone remarked that
living near Nanaimo is enough to make
any man wild.
Au revoir for the present. I am going
to take in the summer sales this week,
so look for a long, interesting epistle
next Saturday. "BABETTE."
^^^*^^^^^^^^^^^*^^^*^^*^^^^^^^t
This Space Reserved for
. Hotel Dominion. Victoria, B.e.
"We'll bare to smoke another brand," the
Hoosler poet said.
"While writing future novels we'll have
to bear In mind,
The hero ln his smoking-room, no matter
how refined,
Must never, never roll a pill,  but like
some common hind
Have his little pipe of baccy in the morning."
—Milwaukee Sentinel.
TH.fi   ENGLISHMAN  ABROAD.
The Stage
THE GRAND.
0  England,  where  (with wisdom rare),
Regardless of nostalgic pains,
The weary Western millionaire
Retires with his oil-gotten gains,
Anil learns how deep a pleasure 't Is
To found your Public Libraries I
Why are your sons, who tour the Earth,
ln such Ill-fitting garb arrayed,
Unconscious origins of mirth
To  i nose  whose countries they invade 1
Why are they types of all that one
Encounters when without a gun?
-"Critic" (New York), ln Over-Seas Daily
Mail.
The many patrons   of   this   popula|
place of amusement   are unanimous
their expressions   of   approval   of thi
striking change tliat has been effected il
its appearance   during   tlie short timu
since the Jamieson    Brothers    ussumeq
sole    control.      Thoroughly    repainted
from floor to ceiling, the color schen|
being light cream on the walls and
white on the woodwork with a light golj
moulding, the lower panels at the
finished in olive green; an arch euclosiif
the stage opening beautifully illuminatl
ed all the way round with frosted light!
and a row of lights round the entire bal]
cony front enclosed in rose-colored
SOW TO BE HAPPY. IN PBISON.
HAYING Vs. MAYING.
On a time 1 went a-Mayiug,
Long ago,
When much better I'd been haying,
Don't you kuow;
For the maiden that 1 Mayed with,
That I walked and talked and strayed with,
My old heart she took and played with—
She did so.
If I hadn't gone u Maying,
Long ngo,
But, instead, had gone n-haying,
Don't yon know,
Then the hay I would have hayed with
1 could use it now to trade with,
And to win another maid with—
1 could so.
-Harriet Whitney Durblu, in Toronto Sat
urday Night,
IN INDIANA.
"What is the Dead March sounding for?"
said Author-on-Purade. .
"The cigarette, the cigarette," the Hoosler
poet Bald.
"And  what  about    the    cigarette?"  said
Author-on-Pnrnde.
"The  Legislature  knocked  it  out,"    the
Hoosler poet said.
"The dainty corn husk wrappers they arc
burning left and right.
The fragrant corn silk fillers are nblaze
in bonfires bright,
There   aren't   many   dope  slicks  in   the
whole bmad State to-night,
And the few that's left will vanish ln thc
morning."
"What nre the writers now to do?" snid
Author-on-Pnrnde.
"We'll hnve to try the corncob pipe," the
Hoosler poet said.
"I  cannot  smoke    n    horrid  pipe,"  said
Author-on-Pnrnde.
"Then you  must  smoke  cigars or chew,"
the Hoosler poet snid.
"D'or the cigarettes are going; we must
chase 'cm to thc woods,
They're  pinching  every   fellow   who   is
captured with the goods.
The coffin nails nre going—we enn paste
that In our hoods,
And thc few that's left will vanish in thc
morning." ,
"What's that so blnck against the sun?"
said Author-on-Pnrnde.
"Thc smoke ot stogies nnd cheroots," the
Hoosler poet sold,
"We'll  lose our Inspiration    now,"    snid
Autlior-on-Pnrnde.
A defendant ln a case now before one of
the metropolitan police courts hns received
the following letter: ,
"Dear Sir:—In ense you nre convicted and
sentenced to imprisonment, you will be all
the better off for entering upon your sentence knowing the Ins and outs of prison
treatment and discipline—knowing what
you have to expect, and what Is expected of
you.
"As I am dead broke, 1 will give you half
a day for the purpose of explaining these |
matters to you iu return for some of your
cast-off clothes, boots, etc., and, If necessary, railway tare paid ln advance.
"I shall give you one or two wrinkles
that will add to your comfort during your
incarceration. One tip, by means of which
you will be able to obtain an Improvement
ou the official dietary, you will, iu due
course, consider to be alone worth what my
advice will cost you.—Yours, M."—Overseas Dally Mall.
HIS GLOOMY  PAST.
The following highly suggestive letter to
the editor of the Nelson Economist appear"
iu that journal's Issue of Saturday last:
Slr:-Could you tell me If the S. S. Taylor, K. C, who spoke so highly of John
Houston at the meeting ,Wednesdny night,
Is the same S. S. Taylor, who, two years
ago, solicited votes for himself as a candidate for the legislature, principally upon
the grounds that If Houston were beaten
then the city would be rid of him forever,
as then represented by him a consumatlon
devoutly to be wished?
ANXIOUS INQUIRER.
A SIDE SHOW MARVEL.
"The most wonderfel collection of
relics in the world," said the showman
to bis bewildered audience, as he proudly pointed towards a collection of fossils
heaped on a table behind him. "Behold
the tooth of the great Elizabeth," said
he, displaying in his hand a giant molar.
"Now you see the skull of the famous
Cromwell," he continued, triumphantly,
displaying a diminutive skull selected at
random from the pile on the table. This
provd too much for the historical mind
o a juvefnile member of the audience.
"Please, sir, wasn't Cromwell a big
man?" The showman smiled, by no
means perturbed. "Ah, yes," replied he,
"but here we have the skull of Oliver
Cromwell when a boy." The audience
being reassured, the farce continued.—
Tatler, London, England.
The  Parishes
shaped globes, the Grand now presents
beautiful and cosy appearance, which
is doubtful If nny similar house un tH
coast can equal.   Tlie programme is i
of the best   in   many weeks,   and thi
theatro has been taxed   to its cnpaeitl
every night.   To-night   affords the besf
opportunity of witnessing it, the first
tho three   performances   beginning
7.30 sharp. The Mizuna Jnps in wonder
ful foot-juggling; Lewis   and   Harr
their blnck-face musical comedy sketch]
"The Old Folks   at    Home;" Chevrill
trick violinist, and the Seymours in an
acrobatic comedy   sketch nre the firsfj
class acts which close their engagemerj
to-night.    For the coming week    Maij
nger Jamieson announces a bill which '.
has every reason to believe will   ]
quite as satisfactory as any of those
the last few weeks,   lt   is   headed
Douglas and Ford (Winfield and Margie!
who come direct from the San Franclsc
Orpheum, in a song and dance special
ity.   Glenroy and Russell (Thomas nn<
Marie) will appear in a one-act playle
entitled "The   Professor's   Substitute,
both being clever comedy artists and fin
singers; Marie Sparrow, comedienne, i
I billed as "The   girl    who    makes yo
I laugh and laughs with you," and Par
1 as the premier ventriloquist, direct froil
the Beast.   Mr. Roberts will   sing thi
illustrated song, "The   Girl I Loved if
Sunny Tennessee" nnd the moving pic
tures nre entitled "Tho Bigamist."
THE SAVOY.
A   better   performance   than   usual
awaits patrons of tho Savoy next week!
the new talent consists of three juggler!
of the name of Jordan, whose   skill \J
sleight-of-hand,    has    been    applaude
throughout America,    Ovrin McKnighf]
tho celebrated ventriloquist, the Abernl
in their varied and novel acrobatic feal
and Harry Newman,   who   appears
some highly entertaining   costermong
parts.
VICTORIA
57 GOVERNMENT STREET
rineh & rineh
TENNIS SHIRTS.
ENGLISH OXFORD  SHIRTS.
FLANNEL SHIRTS.
PANAMA HATS.
PAJAMAS.
HOSIERY.
ENGLISH NOVELTIES l\ SPECIALTY.

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