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want at reasonable prices. jj
L25 Brosd Street, Victoria. j
A Provincial Review and Magazine.
A number ol new homes, Modern in
every respect. Kasy monthly instalments.
L40 Government St.   '
JVOL. II.    No. 1
Price 5 Cents.
British Columbia and the Yukon
Sir Wilfrid Laurier's Suggestion for Union of the Territories—A
Splendid Solution of Existing Difficulties.
The suggestion of Sir Wilfrid Laurier     Although prior to tho introduction   of
that the unorganized northern territories . "party lines," tho political   history   of
|of Canada be devidcd   up by   existing ' British Columbia   has   been   somewhat
[provinces is the most statesmanlike idea jcunotic nt'times, the admiuisturntion of
1 thnt has emanated from the Premier for , provincial affairs has been clean.   It is
some time past Thc idea has not, of
I course, exactly originated with Sir Wil-
'frid; it has beci'i "suggested by others;
nevertheless if he adopts it and carries
I it into execution he will he entitled to the
(credit, in much the same way that Mr.
[Joseph Chamberlain gets the credit for
'■ tho idea of an imperial fiscal policy. In
I'the House of Commons on Wednesday
Ithe Premier mentioned this method of
^dealing with the northern lands, and in
■reply to Mr. W. F. Maclean, said that
[under this policy the Yukon would be-
"come part of British Columbia.
This is the consideration of most im-
[portance to our province.   Owing to its
J geographical position and the resultant
■ trade routes, the interests of the Yukon
land of   British Columbia   are   closely
tallied.   The merchants of Victoria and
[Vancouver depend upon   the   northern
f gold fields for a large proportion of their
trade, while a very considerable number
I of the people who are   developing   the
i Yukon territory are British Columbians,
whose families continue to reside in this
, province.   The union of the Yukon and
I British Columbia would therefore be natural, and would but little disturb ex-
fisting conditions..
On the other hand, the Yukon would
j benefit very greatly by the change.   It
I cannot be doubted that the existing sys-
I tern of administration is most unsatisfactory, and injurious in its results.   The
apolitical favorite at Ottawa who is in-
1 trusted with the administration of the
[territory is far from the central authori-
I ty when he is enthroned ot Dawson City,
[and is nt liberty to pursue methods of
I government which would not be tolerated
I in nny other part of the British Empire.
] Just prior to tho fall of Congdon, the
J lnst occupant of Government House, the
I.abuses of this method of administration
1 had reached a climax.   Men who   had
I given the best years of their life to ardu-
lous toil in the frozen north found themselves debarred from the rewards   so
I hardly   earned.  Their properties   were
[taken from them on one pretext or another, nnd if their political views were
antagonistic to the local Liberal machine
j they were given to understand that they
[were not wanted in the country.   The
thieving and dishonesty prevalent among
the officials almost passes belief, but it
1 is vouched for by incontrovertible evidence, and the rottenness of the whole
system was practically admitted by the
Ottawa government, when, early In the
year, about half of the officials were dis-
; missed.    Congdon himself,    the   aroh-
conspirator, had the audacity to resign in
order to appeal to the people for election
to the House of Commons, but while
the Yukoners may have been too preoccupied in their work   to   keep   close
scrutiny over the acts of the local administration, there was a limit to their
1 indifference, and although most of the
f Conservatives had been driven from the
|/country, the people remaining gave Mr.
Congdon    the thorough beating he de-
serveu.    Congdon  went whining to Ottawa in tht ]10pe 0« regaining the post ho
had resigned, but found that there was a
. limit also to th,-, forebearanee of his su-
1 Periors at Ottawa.   Since then there has
1 been   no   administrator   appointed, the
,office being temporally under the direction of   the   officer   coiulAanding   the
J Mounted Police.
true that Eastern Canadian newspapermen have been fond of writing about the
political rottenness of British Columbia,
and it is true that some of our own newspapers, controlled by gentlemen from the
Great Cent Belt, hnve echoed, parrot
like, this cry in our midst, but nevertheless we assert that politics in British
Columbia have been much cleaner than
in Ontario or Quebec. The fact is that
our leading public men come of good,
Yukon, by joining British Columbia,
would gain freedom from the control of
unscrupulous favorites at Ottawa, and
would send to our legislature representatives who would he able to enlighten the
government on the needs of the gold
fields, end who would be assured of a
friendly audience, desiring only to do
everything possible to ensure the development of the country in the best interests
of the people.
In our opinion, the union of the Yukon
and British Columbia would be a natural and mutually advantageous political development. Both territories are
mainly dependent upon the mining industry in one form or another. . Relations
between the two countries, both socially
nnd commercially, already are of the
closest and friendliest description, and
united the two territories would rapidly
develop into one of the wealthiest and
most prosperous states in the world.
The Passing Show.
The Coast-Kootenay Railway and
to Tax on Travellers-
it cannot be denied that "railways"
always form the most absorbing topic
with the people of British Columbia.
Even our claim for "Better Terms," just
and vitally important to the financial
welfare of the province, does not appeal
to the popular mind with nearly so much
force as auy proposal of railway construction. The reason for this is to he
found in the confidence of British Columbians in the natural wealth of their undeveloped territory. They are familiar
with Its resources; they know that valuable mineral and agricultural lands lie
idly awaiting the advent of means of
transportation, and so they regard the
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(C./.I- Kt-M-1,,Tfairirvs)
The Recent Meeting of the Teachers' Institute at Revelstoke.
Sketches Made on the spot by our Special Artist, Illustrating the Principal Speakers
and the Subjects of Their Speeches.
honorable stock aud have not been
brought under the influence—so obvious
in Eastern Canada—of American political methods. Tbe vast majority of the
men who have controlled the affairs of
British Columbia, while they may have
been "slow" and " conservative" according to Eastern and American ideas, have
been gentlemen, And to-day we have''a
government which possesses the samp
virtues, ami, in additiou, a business-like
understanding of the necessity of limiting expenditure by receipts. So thnt the
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DlXI H. ROSS & Co., Independent Cash Grocers.
The Victoria Day celebrations are
drawing near, but the weather in Victoria bus not yet got into line. It is to
be a late summer this year, evidently,
for Victoria usually is getting warm Ions
iM-fore this time. There have been a
few "spells" of lovely weather, but recently it has been squally. However,
"it is au ill wind that blows nobody any
good," ami the farmers will benefit Irom
the few April showers that have confq
down in Mny. At the time of writing
the weather shows marked signs of improvement, and probably will be on its
best behavior next week. It has been
dually decided that the regalia will be
held in the harhor instead of on the
Gorge this year. Preparations for the
celebration are in good shape and plenty
of amusement will be provided for the
visitors and citizens.
"Are you saved?" shouted General
Booth to a man at a revival meeting.
"No," he replied, "I'm a reporter."
Railroad Builder as a true friend and .
benefactor. Two weeks ago, The Week
announced that Mi-. James Hill would
build tlie Coast-Kootenay railway, and a
week later the fact was discovered by
the daily newspapers—when tho V., V.
& E. bill came into sight at Ottawa.
Since then Mr. Hill's project has been
the principal subject of discussion in the
coast cities of the province.
•   «   »
On Friday last Senator Templeman
wired to the Victoria Board of Trade to
the effect that a strong resolution endorsing the proposed V. V. & B. construction would be of great assistance
before the railway committee on Tuesday. A special general meeting was
called on Monday, but ns so often happens on such occasions, unexpected opposition developed, and although a resolution supporting construction was
eventually passed, it contained n proviso
concerning a daily service to Victoria.
Several members expressed a fear also
Mr. Hill's Intentions—Objections
-Notes of the Week.
Ihat Mr. Hill did not intend to construct
tho railway from Princeton to the const,
and that thc present proceeding at Ottawa wos a ruse to cover n design of Mr.
Hill to tap the Similkanieen country for
the benefit of the trading centres on the
Great Northern railway system in Washington state.
• »   •
There is no reason, however, to distrust
the president of tho Great Northern company. If he find that, owing to grades,
a portion of the Coast-Kootenay road
could be more economically built on the
other side of the boundary line for a
short distance, he is entitled to permission to use his own judgment iu the matter. Tliere is no doubt that he will construct the road from Princeton west as
fast as is possible, and once the coast
cities are put in touch with the railway
their merchants should have no difficulty
in securing the trade, especially as goods
shipped from American points would he
• •   •
Some of the up-country   papers   are
protesting against tne tax recently imposed on commercial travellers representing extra-provincial houses.   Some of the
possible  disadvantages of the tax are
pointed out by the Pernio Free Press,
which  says:  "The    eastern    wholesale
houses resent the action of the B. C.
legislature in taxing their drummers, and
they are taking a sure method of getting
even.   Ono drummer was obliged to dig
up his fifty dollars in Fernie ou Wednesday and while in a communicative mood
he disclosed some trade secrets. "You
can rest assured," said this   travejler,
"thnt the wholesale houses who pay for
this license are not going to suffer.   It
simply means tnat our rates go up the
minute we cross thc summit of the Rockies.   A number of commercial men were
on the train with me coming into Fernie,
and on the way up from Blairmore we
were busy marking up our goods.   As a
matter of fact with moderate sales we
will come out considerably ahead in the
game."    Thc drummer was    reminded
that possibly the act was passed to protect B. C. wholesalers.   "Yes," was the
answer, "but these few are quite willing
to come up to our prices, and after all
tlie merchants must pay the tax, and
the people eventually pay it in paying
larger prices for their necessaries nt the
stores."   These blunt statements are evidently facts.   A very slight raise in the
whole schedule of prices ought   to   increase the profits of the wholesalers to
ninny times the cost of the liceuse fee
imposed.   The merchant who pays more
for bis goods will naturally   raise   his
prices and the tax comes back with the
force of a boomerang to the people of the
provinco for whose benefit    it wns Imposed."
• •   •
The assumption that Britisli Columbia
firms would be willing to put their
eastern competitors on an equal footing
by consenting to the rise in prices to
more than cover the amount of the tax
seems to hnve rather slender foundation.
As a general rule all taxes on trade fall
eventually upon the general consumer,
but this tax Is designed to protect our
own merchants against the competition
of those who do not pay anything to the
provincial treasury. In the opinion of
The Week the tax is not nearly high
enough to bo effective; but that can be
remedied later ou.
• *   •
Progress of operations on Iho site of
thc C. P. R. hotel in this eity have been
very slow of late, owing chiefly to delay
in the tilling in of the ground, rienly
of sand, however, is now available, and
it is anticipated Hint actual building
operations will be commenced shortly.
The contract for the structural steel required for tlie building has been secured
by Messrs. IC. G. Prior & Co., in competition wilh ninny lending firms in Canada and the United States. The suc-
cussful firm expects to deliver the steel
work for the first two floors of the hotel
in less tha. two months' time.
il THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1905.
Brilliant Gathering Thursday Afternoon
nt Gubernatorial At Home.
The At Home nt Government House
on Thursday afternoon last was a most
brilliant affair. About 300 of Victoria's
elite were present, and the stately halls,
drawing rooms alid beautiful grounds
were alive with smartly gowned women,
and gay officers. Tennis and badminton
were provided! for tlie guests, who wished to take part iu these games, and the
lawns were in splendid condition. A
sumptuous tea was served in the ball
room, the tables being prettily decorated
with clemais and ferns. In the balcony,
an orchestra rendered delightful selections during the afternoon. His Honor
Sir Henri Joly received iu the spacious
hall, and wns assisted by Mrs. Nanton
mull Miss Boswell. Th© former was
handsomely gowned in black silk with
rich lace, while Miss Boswell wore a beaming frock of cream voile with lace,
and black velvet garnitures. Among tlie
guests wero Mrs. W. F. Burton, who
wore cream crepe do chine with lace,
and cornflower blue picture hat; Mrs.
Henry Croft, who was in a handsome
gown of heliotrope cloth and velvet with
hat to match; Mrs. G. A. Kirk, in
purple cloth with lace ja'bot; Mrs, A. W.
Jones was in black spotted whit© lustre
with black picture hat; Mrs. G. H.
Barnard wore white; Miss Todd was in
cream voile with black hat; Miss Ethel
Earle wore dark blue lustre, with hat
to match; Mrs. Gillespie wore a spotted
green crepe gown and large black hat;
Mrs. J. W. Going was in a grey cloth
frock with pale blue hat; Miss Leverson
wore a grey voile gown and gree'n hat
witli red roses; Mrs. A. T. Goward was
in a pretty frock of tan lustre with pale
blue velvet garnitures; Mrs. Berkeley
wore tan cloth with pale mauve chiffon
hat; Miss Christie was in grey check
cloth with large grey hat; Mrs. Blaik-
lock wore black silk; Mrs. A. J. Hall
was in a grey gown with hat to match;
Mrs. Troup wore cream cloth and red
chiffon hat; Mrs. D. JI. Rogers was in a
creaiue voile gown over pink taffeta, ahd
large picture hat; Miss Betli Irving wore
white crepe do chine and large white
hut; Mrs. Brett wore pale green, and
Mrs. Ker was in cream eloth and lace;
Mrs. Blackwood1 wore tan voile, witli
black hat; Miss E. Brown looked smart
ill' a brown lustre frock with bat to
match; Miss Gladys Campbell wore pale
blue with white lace; Mrs. C. AV.
Rhodes was In black and white striped
silk; Mrs. Baiss wore a handsome gown
of grey silk with pink paune velvet trimmings; Miss hawson wore white with
black hat; Miss S. l'einbertoii wore a
handsome frock of white lace over taffeta; Mrs. H. R. Beaven wore cream
cloth; Mrs. McCallum was in black and
white; Mrs. Burke wore a dainty costume of grey voile with white lace; Mrsi
A. Stuart Robertson was in cream cloth
with black picture hat; Mrs. Griffiths
wore pale green; Miss King wore white
silk with lace; Mrs. F. Hanington was
in black and white; Miss Hanington
wore cream serge with large white hat;
Mrs. Butchart wore a smart black net
gown over white; Mrs. Richard McBride was In black with blue hat; Mrs.
J. A. Raymur wore cream cloth and
lnce witli pale greeu hat; Miss Heyland
wore dark green cloth and white hat;
Mrs. George L. Courtney was in an old
rose voile gown with large whit© lace
hat; Mrs. Bnugh Allen wore grey eloth
and black hat; Mrs. W. E. Green was
smartly gowned in black crep© de chene,
with ceriso roses and black picture hat;
Miss Violet Powell wore a becoming
gown of pale blue silk with large white
hat; Mrs. Langwortliy wore pal© green
chiffon over pink silk and white lace;
Mrs. R. Dunsmuir was in cream and
black silk; Mrs. Archer Martin wore a
grey cloth gown with red chiffon, hat;
Mrs. Rowe wore black and white; Miss
Bullen was smart in white silk and laco;
Miss R. Dupont wore green voile with
hat to matdi; Mrs. H. A. Goward was
in white cloth and blnck hat; Mrs. Muspratt-Williams wore cream striped
voile over pale blue taffeta; Miss M.
Chambers was in grey voile and late
with black velvet: Mrs. Cooper wore a
becoming gown of heliotrope silk with
cream lace; Miss Baiss was in eream
silk and' lace; Miss E'berts wore cream
voile over pink taffeta; Mrs, Bland was
in pale blue crepe and white lace; Miss
Holmes wore grey cloth and largo blue
hat. Others present were: Miss Keefer,
Miss Bell, Miss Pooley, Mrs. Carmichael, tlie Misses Butchart, Mrs. J.
H. Todd, Mrs. Beaven, the Misses Sehl,
Mrs. O. M. Roberts, Miss Gaudin, Mrs.
E. E. Wootton, Mrs. McPhillips, Mrs.
Watt, Mrs. Wright, Miss Langley, the
Misses Nuttall, Mrs. Rocke Robertson,
Mrs. H. Robertson, Mrs. Nicholles, Mrs.
Pemberton, Mrs. T. Earle, Mrs. Rome,
Mrs. Crow Baker, Miss Woodward, Miss
Agnes Deans Cameron, Miss Wibling,
Mrs. B. 0. Mess, Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Reh-
beck, Mrs. Denison, Miss Walbran, Miss
Robertson (Vancouver), Mrs. Garnett,
Mrs. Shakespeare, Mrs. Gibe-, Mrs.
Rykert, Miss Aikman, Mrs. H. F. Lang-
1011, Mrs. David Spencer, Mrs. Perrin,
Mrs. Sweet, Mrs. Gavin Burns, Miss
Macdonald, Mrs. J. W. Church, Mrs.
Lugrin, Miss Green, Mrs. E. V. Bod>-
well, Mrs. Gore; Mrs. W> F. Bullen,
Senator Macdonald, Capt. Wright, Capt.
Coekburn, Major Bland, Opt. Muspratt-Williams, Capt. Clarke, Col. A. W.
Jones, Cnpt. Walbran, Major C T.
Dupont, Rev. C. E. Cooper, Rev. Baugii
Allen, Rev. J. H. S. Sweet, Right Rev.
Lout Bishop of Columbia, Dr. G. L.
Milne, Dr. A. T. Watt, Hon. Richard
McBride, Hon. R, G. Tatlow, Hon. F.
J. Fulton, aud the Messrs, D. M. Eberts,
Abraham E. Smith, Thomas Earle,
Xoali Shakespeare, G. Crow Baker,
Charles E. Redfern, J. G. Gibb, B. O.
Mess, E. E. Wootton, J. P. Babcock, 0.
H. Lugrin, G. II. Burns, J. W. Church,
H. F. Lnngfon, P. G. Lampman, J. K.
Robbed;, Napier Denison, H. A. S.
Morley, B. H. John, L. O. nud- L. H.
Garnett, C. Loewe'nberg, E. D. Leverson, John Musgrave, E. V. Bodwell, E.
Langworthy, Stuart Williams, R. E.
Gosnell, Sydney A. Roberts, David
Spencer, E. 0. S. Scholefield, John
Hirsch, Heliden Gillespie, F. Devereux,
Charles McKilligan, — French, —
Geary, — McCallum, — Strauss, —
Condon, — Grant and H. J. S. Muskett.
Tlie incorporation of Salmon Arm as a
municipality and of Kelowna as a city
has been gazetted.
Cowichan lake is indeed the rendez-
zous of spoilsmen, and th© fishing just
nOw is exceptionally good. For this
particular lake the month of May is
always considered as the beginning of
the season, and consequently tliere has
been a rush of fishermen all keen to try
their luck. On the river the fish have
been a little shy to take the fly, hut only
too anxious to swallow the unappetising
spoon. On Friday last week some seventy pounds of fish wero taken, ahd In
this present week good catches have
consistently been made with fly and
spojn. Amongst those successful With
th© fly were Mr. R. C. Furlouger, who
caught 29 pounds in three days; Captain
Popham and Mr. Galloway; with a
Stuart spoon Mr. E. G. Brinkley secured'
some 27 pounds of fish, including a nice
5-pound trout. The best grounds for
trolling is in the big lake, and a gasoline
launch is kept nt th© Lakesdde hotel to
convey anglers to that spot. Amongst
recent visitors to the Lakeside hotel were
Mr. Justice Drake, Mr. and Mrs. Bark-
ley, Captain Watts, Mrs. Parry, Mr. J.
H. Gillespie and Mr. H. F. Carter. This
popular resort is an ideal spot, and fishermen can feel sure of having the best
of sport. V. A. G. E.
According to the Ottawa correspondent
of the Colonist, Colonel Holmes, now
district officer commanding the Canadian
militia, will be appointed to the command of the Esquimalt garrison, an
Eastern militiaman taking Col, Holmes'
present office.
Imperial Bank of Canada, Nelson, B. 0.
Progressive Duncans.—The little town
of Duncans is becoming quite up-to-date.
A local weekly, The Duncans News, has
made its appearance, and now it is announced that Messrs. C. II. Dickie and
Price have made arrangements to inst. Ii
a waterworks system nt a cost of iffiO,-
000 for the township. The wnter is to
be taken from Springer creek.
In the published programme in tiie
Colonist of the proceedings of the Pres
byterian conference ou Wednesday last
a "pi" line dropped in at the end of a
list of "subjects" to-be discussed which
if included in the proceedings would hnve
proved n puzzler for the most astute
divine. The line wns:
are you the felo cmfwypshrdlucmfwyp ?
We hope he was not!
Clerical query to a Sunday school
clnss: "Who was sorry when the prodigal son returned'?" Bright boy: "Tlie
fatted calf."
"The Book of the Day."
The Masquerade?
Victoria Book and Stationery Go
Tenders  for  Government of
British Columbia 3i per
cent. Debentures.
Tenders will be received up to the lotli
of June, 1IKI5, for the purchase of (365,000
Government ot British Columbia Dyking
Debentures, In denominations of $1,000,
Issued miller the iruthority of the "Dyking
Assessments Adjustment Act, 11105," bearing interest at the rate of 314 per cent, per
annum, payable half-yearly, at the Government Treasury, Victoria, on the 1st of
January, and 1st of July, In each year; the
principal redeemable In 32 years from the
1st of July, 1005.
Tenders to state the price net, the amount
to be deposited at the Canadian Bank of
Commerce, Victoria, on the 30th of June,
Tenders to be addressed to the Honorable
the Minister of Finance, Victoria. Right
of acceptance of any tender reserved.
May 5th, 1905.
'Tm Trying So Hard
To Forget You/'
As Sung at
Hy Chas. H. Deank
93 Government Street.
Phone 1140.
Building Lots tor Sale.
Houses Built on the
R. P. Rithet & Co. Victoria, B.e
The most delicious sweetmeat now on
the Market in Victoria and at the same
time the most wholesome is the HOME*
MADE BUTTER TOFFEE manufactured by W. R. Hartley, 74 Yates St.
The Week costs $1 per
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture
PHONE  893.
English Ale and Stout and Aerated Waters
Telephone 444.     Victoria West, B. e.
We Have the Largest Stock of Fixtures and Electric
House Fittings in B. Q.
The Hinton Electric Co., Ld.
29 Government Street,   -    -    Victoria, B. C.
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton, Comox and Other Points
of Interest.
GEO.   L.   eoURTNEV,   Traffic Manager.
The Old Establish ed and Popular House.     First Clats Restaurant iu Connection.
Meals at all Hours.
Millington & Wolfenden, Proprietors.
The Victoria U Steam Heated Throughout; lias tbe best Sample° Kooras in the   j
City; and bus bden Ita-furuUlied from Top to plottom. 	
Next Week
Revelstoke Illust'd 7
I        Social
Miss Violet Powell, w.io has been stay-
?ing with lier sister, Mrs. Fordham, in
1 ancouvor, has returned to Victoria.
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Tbe engagement is announced of Miss
Edith  Tobin,  eldest daughter of Mrs.
Augustus Power, Wilbrod street, Ottawa, to Mr.  Herbert E.  A.  Robertson,
I (barrister, of Vancouver, and son of the
i late Mr. Justice Bobertson of Victoria.
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A  very  pleasant  reception  was ten-
' tiered Mr.  Leonard Vaughan   and   his
.bride, nee Miss Munro, on their return
to Grand Forks from the cast, at. the
home of Mayor and Mrs. Hammer on
May 4.   The festivities consisted of vocal
and instrumental musie,   dancing,   pro-
i grossive whist nud other games.   An excellent luncheon was served, whicli was
greatly  relished by every one present.
1 Mr. nnd Mrs. Vaughan were the recipients of many beautiful    and   valuable
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The "flannel dance" which was given
1 by the Assembly Club on Friday evening
I was much enjoyed by the members and
[ their friends, which numbered about 150
' all told.   The dance was thc closing one
of the season, that is they close for the
f summer months, but will continue -'gain
in the autumn for the season of 1905-
0.    Among  those  present   were:   Mrs.
Wolfenden, Mrs. and Miss Joule, Mrs.
H.   A,   Goward, Mrs. J. A. Cameron,
'Mrs.   O'Keefe,   Mrs.   Kilpatrick,  Miss
f. Clarke,   Miss   Muriel   Henderson,   the
Misses L. and P. Garvin, the Misses P.
and H.  Binns,  the Misses  Locke,  the
Misses Gladys and B. Cameron, Miss M.
Bono, Miss Grace Atkinson, the Misses
B. and 0. Fawcett, Miss B. Raymond,
Miss Anna  McQuade,   Miss   Winifred
Wilson, Miss M. McKay, the Misses M.
and E. John, Mrs. and Miss Leigh, Miss
Russell, Miss J. Brown, the Misses Fraser,   Miss   Wilson   (Vancouver),   Miss
Lochlan (San Francisco), Miss Raakin,
Miss Helen Stromgren, Miss Margaret
~.owe, Miss George,   Miss   Z.   Carter,
^'Jiiss M. Atkinson, Miss   Eva   White,
Miss May Moss, Miss   Edith  Lindsay,
|/Miss u'lorence Gowen, Miss Grace Lung,
Miss Gertrude White, Miss Muriel Lang-
| ley, Miss Muriel Nicholles, Miss Belle
Roberts, and the Messrs.    Percy    and
Harold Brown, Leslie Henderson, T. D.
Fawcett, H. A. Goward, James McAr-
tnur, Edgar Fawcett,    Roland   Grant,
Gilbert Wilson, R. George, P. Cudlip,
A. Moss, J. Yale Simpson, John Ham,
Henry  G.  Dalby,  Arthur  Belyea,   W.
Winsby, Charles White, L. S. V. i'ork,
IJohn Lawson, Walter Englehardt, Gordon Jameson, Arthur Smart, W. Goddard, Henry Nesbitt, Sydney Child, Roy
Machin, D. Kent. J. Virtue, D. B. Mc-
Connan, George Yale Simpson, J. W. D-
York, Charles S. McKilligan, F. White,
— Purvis, — Bone, — Fraser, — Mutlj-
eson, — Lnng, — O'Keefe, — Mcintosh,
— Finch nnd — McManus (Seattle),
Miss Thain and Mr. Fawcett supplied
tho music in their usual good style, the
extras being well rendered by Miss E.
|' Locke, Messrs. Henry G. Dalby, Leslie
Bell and Leslie Ellis.
• •  •
The juvenile party given by Mrs. Simpson's and Mrs. Dickinson's private class
on Saturday evening last in the Assembly hall was a most delightful little social affair. Besides the large number of
children there were oIbo a great many
"grown nps" and dancing was kept up
until the first stroke of twelve. A supper was served about 11 o'clock for the
children, after which the others enjoyed
a dainty repast. Miss Thnin and Mr.
Fawcett provided the music, which wns
perfect dance time. The hall was artistically decorated, and in the supper room
tho tables were prettily arranged with
large bowls of lovely spring flowers and
ferns. Some were in fancy dress; in fuct
all the young ladies who took part in the
"King of Slam" wore their pretty stage
costumes, nnd looked particularly charming. Among these wero Miss N. Heyland, Miss Alice Bell, Miss Noel Moresby, Miss Anna McQuade, Miss Katie
King, Miss Gladys Green, Miss Dorothy
Beanlands, Miss Nellie Lombard, Miss
Gladys Campbell, Miss Ethel Brown,
Miss V. Hickey, Miss I. Newling nnd
Miss Newcombe. The "King of Siam"
(Mr. A. Gore) also made his appearance,
, but unfortunately not in full regal robes.
Thc others present were   Miss Phyllis
Green, Miss Monteith, Miss N. Dupont,
Miss Hickey, Mrs. Norton, Miss Susette
B.ackwood, the Misses McElhinney, Miss
Winifred Windle, Miss Violet Moresby,
Miss S. Baugh-Allen, Miss Marjorie
Borne, the Misses Robertson, the Misses
Irving, the Misses Smith, the Misses
Holden, Miss I. Foot, the Misses Garvin
and Miss L. King; Messrs. Roger Monteith, D. Hanington, J. Bridgman, Leonard Foot, S. Patton, B. Bell, Leslie Bell,
F. B. Pemberton, George Simpson. J.
Gibson, J. Heyland, P. Keefer, H. C.
Keefer, B. Prior, J. Forsythe, J. Wilkinson, H. J. S. Muskett, Temple Cornwall
and L. H. Garuett.
* *   *
Oh Tuesday evening last the Assembly
hall was the scene of another very pretty
closing dance. Mrs. Simpson's and Mrs.
Dickinson's Thursday evening class having invited over 100 of their friends to
the last dance of this class for this
season. Miss Thain and Mr. Fawcett,
the populnr piano player and violinist,
wero secured to supply the da'nee music,
which needless to say wag perfection. A
delicious supper was enjoyed about midnight, refreshing drinks being served
through the evening. Pretty frocks were
much in evidence, and vied1 with each
other in brightness of color and daintiness. A few of the guests noticed were:
Mrs. Frank Sehl, Miss Locke, Miss
Woodrow, Miss Nicholles, Miss M.
Nicholles, Miss Alice Carr, Miss Sehl,
Miss D. Sehl, Mrs. H. A. Goward, Miss
JI. Johns, Miss A. McQuade, Miss
Heater, Miss Spray, Miss Fell, Miss
Clay, Miss Wilson, Mrs. Sparrow, Mr.
F. Sehl, Mr. E. McQuade, Mr. Charles
Wilson, Mr. George Simpson, Dr. C. H.
Haynes, Mr. Hi Ross, Mr.- Sparrow,
Mr. H. A. Goward, Mr. John Lawson,
Mr. Sylvester, Mr. Anton Henderson
and Mr. J. Y. Simpson.
* «  «
Tlie managing ladies of "The King of
Slain" have at last been persuaded to
give another performance of that delightful little opera to-day. An alteration has beo'n made in the cast, Miss
Mai Todd being unable to .perform, having left Victoria for a few weeks in the
country. Miss Irene Newling (her
understudy) is taking her place, and it is
rumored does ample justice to the part,
and makes a very chic nnd dainty See
Bett. A matinee has been arranged' to
take place this afternoon at the Institute
hull. The door opens nt 1.30, and the
curtain rises at 2.15 sharp, the seats are
25 cents' all over the house. Several
new local hits havo been introduced, and
judging from the late rehearsals this performance will be even better than the
last, which is saying a good deal. There
is .some talk of this amateur company
journeying up to Duncans and playfng
there on Saturday next; however thi|s
tills question is not finally settled. TJije
proceeds of tho first two performances
aro to be devoted to repairing Christ
Church Cathedral school room. To-dny'js
mnti'ne© will be for the children's ward
of the Jubilee hospital flunk and the proceeds to go towards purchasing a bed
for the ward. j
* •» »   .
Mrs. W. S. Gore, of Burdette avenue,
gave a matinee party at tho Redmond
theatre on Tuesday afternoon last to a
uumber of her young lady friends. Tlie
hostess afterwards served1 a dainty tea
at her residence, the drawing room being
prettily decorated for the event with
flowers and ferns. Amohg those present-
wero Mrs. Gibb, Miss Dorothy Beanlands, Miss E. Browne, Miss Noel
Moresby, Miss V. Hickey, Miss W.
Johnson, Miss Beth Irving, Miss Monteith, Miss I. Newling, Miss K. King,
Miss Gladys Campbell, Miss Netta Hey-
lalid nnd Miss Newcombe.
* »   «
Miss Beatrice Gaudin, who has beep
ill with typhoid fever, is rapidly recovering, and her many friends' will be glad
to learn that they will soon 'bo able tb
visit her.
* •   •
Tho officers and men of No. 3 Company, Bocky Mountain Rangers, aro to
be congratulated on the success of flic
last of their short evening dances, Which
took place on Enster Monday. In spito
of the weather being rather warm a
large- number of lovers of the light fantastic were there, and agreed' it was ono
of the jolliest dances ever held in Kamloops. These dances have been very
popular during the past winter, ami it is
to be hoped they will be continued1 next
May Day in Kamloops.—May Day
was n very happy one for the children of
Kamloops, writes "Bunchgrnss." The
arrangements were in the hands of the
local fire brigade who did everything
possible to make it a red letter day for
the youngsters. A procession was formed at one o'clock in front of the K. M.
& A. A. hall, which, headed by the R'.
M. R. band, proceeded to the Alexandra
Park, where the ceremony of crowning
the May Queen elect, Miss Mary Barn-
hart, was performed, after which the
may polo and other amusements were indulged in until 5 o'clock, when the procession was reformed and marched to
the site of the new fire hall, where the
ceremony of laying the foundation stone
was performed by the May Queen. His
Worship the Mayor generously presented
her with a silver trowel for the occasion. His Honor Judge Bole, who was
in town, made a neat speech, a'nd on behalf of Her Majesty the May Queen declared the stone well and truly laid. In
the evening a dance was given for the
children tfntil 10.30, after which time
the "grown-ups" took possession until
the small hours.
Annual subscriptions received this
week are acknowledged from the following new subscribers in Nelson: H.
Houston, A. Honeymoon, Strnthcona
Hotel, Hume Hotel, Charles Scott, Nelson Freighting & Transfer Co., C. C.
Daley, W. H. Bullock-Webster, Brnck-
man-Ker Milling Co., Sheriff S. P. Tuck,
McDermid & Hardy, W. A, Macdonald,
K.C, H. E. Croasdaile, Dr. F. E. Morrison, Ashdown Hnrdware Co., O. J.
Bucher, R. J. Hawkey, M.D., R. S. Len-
nie, J. E. Annable, Imperial Bank,
Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, F.
Starkey & Co., Clark & Thomson, Kootenay Cigar Co., Royal Bank, Bank of
Commerce, E. Ferguson & Co., P. Burns
& Co., Hudson's Bay Co., Bank of Montreal, W. G. Tierney, Standard Furniture Co., Wood, Vallnnce Hardware Co.,
Fairbanks Co., A. G. Lambert & Co , A.
Macdonald & Co., A. M. Johnson, Thorpe
& Co., G. H. Love, Frank Hebdcn, Mrs.
Dean Bradley, J. A. Gilker, Bell Trading Co., A. J, Driscoll, E. J. Brown,
JOS. -Carter,''Allan Loin, J. C.'Thelin,
and C.C.Hodge.   Total, 49.
Mr. B. A. Wilmot, the new inspector
of dykes in the Frnser valley, has entered upon his duties.
Six muckers, F. Kelly, F. Edge, P.
Hnrtigan, C. Helding, 0. Wester and R.
Sheridan, employed at the St. Eugene
mine, Moyie, pleaded guilty nnd were
each fitted $2'.50 and,costs recently, for
violating the eight-hour law. On March
8th and 9th the men were working in the
shaft level, and they were asked to work
overtime in order to have the muck
1 cleared away for the.shift following. The
matter was reported to the mine inspector, who had the men arrested. There
is also a heavy fine for a company violating the law, and the case against the
St. Eugene will come up later.   ,
The inquest on the bodies of Scott and
Eastwood, the two firemen killed in the
head-on collision on the C. P. R. line, between No. 1 west-bound passenger train
and an cast-bound. freight train, in
charge of Conductor McCruni and Engineer McNab, was held at Revelstoke last
week, and from the'finding of the jury
it appears that thc accident occurred
from, a mistaken reading of a train order
by Engineer McNnb. The verdict of the
jury wus as follows: "We, the jury, nfter having duly considered the evidence
submitted, find that the deceased met
their deaths by' injuries sustained
through a collision between engine lOOti
of No. 1 nnd engine 1003 (McCrum's extra east), which took place 500 yards
cast of Downie station about 10,10
o'clock, the 29th of April, 1905, the cause
of the collision being the non-observance
of rules provided by the railway company on the pnrt oi Engineer W. J. McNnb and his mistnking form No. 19
covering schedule No. 1, ns being
schedule of No. 1 running late."
There is a growing demand in the fust-
developing Boundnry district for roads
and trails. Several promising mining
sections near Greenwood aro said to be
seriously retarded in development owing
to the absence of nny economicnl means
of transportation.
Manufacturers' Stationery %
At Eastern Rates.
Manifold and Special Forms
Ruled to Order.
Manicuring and Hair Dressing Parlors.
65# Fort Street.
Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
Gasoline Launches
For Sale.
Rock Bay, Victoria, B.C.
Established 1868
Real Estate, Financial and
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union. Assurance Co.
Ltd., of London, England.   London Assurance Corporation.
41 Government Street, Victoria
Ladies' Hals Artistically Trimmed and
made up, cuetomeis furnishing their own
trimmings. Panama Hals re-blocked
and cleaned.
65** Fort Street.
Best Garden Hose
$5.50, $6.25, $.650
Window Screens
Hastie's Fair
Government Street
All kinds of
Hair Work
Italian School of Music.
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli,
[Italy], In addition to tuition on the
Violiu, Mandolin aud Guitar, he will
conduct a special class in the art of
pianoforte accompaniment to a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is given to beginners as well as to
advanced players. The school is situated
at 117 Cook Street, Victoria.
10 cts, 15 cts and 40 cts each.  See our Window.
T. N. HIBBEN & Q®.
Ladies' Pine Boots and Shoes
In  Great  Variety.      At  Price*  Within  The  Reach  Of  All.
Tan, Oxford Ties and Lace Boots
In ■ The • Moat • Fashionable » Shade*.        See • Them. ^HE \WSB-K, SttTtmiMY.'iMttY 13, 1905.
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In the opinion.Of The.Week,..the Victoria Board of Trade took an .,unwise
course when,, qii AMoudny lMnV.it; replied
to SenatoriTeiupliillian's telegram risking
for * tbe , .board's unanimous endorso iion
of Itbej prpposat-PCMr. Hill to^bttDd the
V.,\V.,i,&iE.line, with a .resolution burdened ?wjth ■ "providing thats." "British
Columbia wants the CoastrKootcnay
railway'.vhnilt and .wants it-.badly. Mr.
Hill, offers to build tbe. road without, cost
.•to:Ithe province •and.'1toi-eonipb3tey,it>\*ith-
■in-four years (whi«hjs quick work) end
our board of • trade immediately, looks
Mr. Hill's gift horse in the mouth, suspects intention to divert British! ;GphiM-
. bis. trade.to.American..towns,.and. asks
for stipulations that a "daily freight and
passenger seryico; be giveu Victerin»wfth-
in four years." Of course, there-is-not
tho l*nst--reason .to suppose that the Ottawa authorities will burden the contract
with nny stipulation ef thnt sort, lt
would be. very nice" for.Victorin if.everybody was anxious to look out for-her. jn-
. tcrests all the Ihue, but like other, cities,
■Victoria must l«»rnr sooner or. Iftter.nthat
her welfare depends uot upon favors; but
upon her merits. As a matter of fact,
there is no reason lo doubt that,Mr. Hill
will make proper connections with Victorin; for, as Mr. ratcrson pointed out
at the meeting of the board of trade,;1he
Great Northern Company ^already ,'possesses 0 link' with-this city -in-the form
01 the Victorin Terminal railway. So
/ar '.Victoria..has:not- treated the-.Great
Northern very generously, but let us
hope thnt Mr. Hill will.not trouble- ftbont
thnt unpaid subsidy-trom tbeqity,. and
will help us to make Victoria the im-
.portant-*omm«H)ia|.'-corttrc->we»Bll desire
to see her. '
A st»Bg .Jgtit jis-'likely to ^e^pntsup"
against the'V.,"V. .'E. by'rival railway
companies, but it does npt.-behpoireVVic-
toria to enter tho ranks of thc obstructionists. .There is- such .n,.thingias. too
much parochialism, and the Mwird of
trade appears, to ie suffering, frpni ^hnt
complnint. Let us do all we enn to ensure the couatruetiflnof-.this wueh,Wfd-
ed railway; afterwards we can set Tiboul
considering-how .we can -share4n ..the
bow •■ ifield >for e tirade t opened | up t by the
road. It is quite certain that if there
is traffic to warrant the daily service between i.Victoria?and:tbe Mainland ter2
minus,,of;tbe,Y.,vV.,',& E. that service
.Wilitbe. inaugurated. Sjf- there is nonpros*
pect. of; that traffic, the>"fault will, not be
JUr..Hill's. ."Mr.iHUl.is in the railroad
business for business,, and uot for-sentimental considerations-of any sort whatever.
'The-serious .part opf! the business is
that such action as that taken by the
board of trade tends to increase the difficulties which Mr. Hill is sure to encounter, at Ottawa. .This spirit of parochialism is responsible for, retarding the development of the. province more than
anything else. Each city aud town iif
British Columbia seems unable to view
any public question .except from the
standpoint of its own 'little interests;
Unless those interests are to be din-oily
and - immediately benefited there < is uo
enthusiasm; more often there is a< tendency to "knopk." The ;fapt that the
cities "depend upon the development of
the country behind them for their own1
growth is overlooked, and any proposal
that appears especially to favor one, city
is viewed with suspicion and dislike by
the other cities not so favorably situated.
In.British Columbia we lack provincial
sentiment and patriotism.
Untsthejrefchn ppl athletic sports the
quality most valuable for a competitor
is ""heart:" jArman way be a splendid
runner; he may possess a perfect; muscular development, and the correct'.-build
for speed; but.if he. lacks .heart :jt js
more, than, probable that he will, be beaten in the. race, and that the prize .will go
to a man with fewer natural advantages;
■Uut one W;hoiihas;.lae staying po,wer»-er
the will-to win. "luis is true also in thd
more serious competitions .,©f, life. Success .does not.-always come,to.tbe.most
brilliant people or to those Who" have the
best start in life;, success comes to those
who have "heart"—to those who pos;
sess confidence -and hope. The man
who grumbles nt his-lack of-what hi hjs
ignorance .die, calls "luck"; who is - suspicious of his neighbor; , who whines
abouti'badjfjmesj" arid swssterl'bis, euc/gy
in worry, can never do any.good for himself or the community .in iqthich he lives.
Every hopeful, confident citizen is a val-
uabler.asset-.to-.bisieity. iHis.confidenoe
breeds confidence in„o,thers;„his faith inspires-others with faith. 'But the nab-*
itual grumbler and- "knocker"-is a nuisance and-a meuace to any community,
and those who listen to him are bound
to suffer. Despondeut people who talk
failure should.,be avoided .just as tuie-
fully-as-those-who are afflicted with infectious disease,, f©r, despondency is even'
more catching than fever.
The-way-to win-out is-to be ehcTi'iil
and hopeful, and these qualities are
quite as easily cultivated as is the spirit
of pessimism.
• In "Winnipeg last Sunday the Rev.'C.
W. Gordon, popularly known as Ralph
Connor, author of semi-religious story
books, wont after the Indies of tlie prairie city. The subject of the sermon .was
the ""Perils of Our City;" nnd according
lo Mr. Gordon one of-the chief-perils is
the wolidliness of the ladies of society.
He accused the ladies of oyer-iudUlgfiuce
iu the vanities of this world, and declared that the pursuit of wealth had
weakened the morals of the city. "Peo-
ple.are.gick of s.er.inaps to.the.juung
men," he said, "it is the women who
need tbe. hpmily:"
It is - a popular pastime for some
preachers and novelists to "roast" society. Marie Corelli, Hall Coble and a
number .of .others of the second-rale but'
favorite writers of the day do it witli
great.energy. It appeals to the mob,
and helps to bring in the dollars; but it
is becoming rntlier stale. Everybody
knows that there nre" light, frivolous women Mil .-sogipty as well as .out „of ;it.
Wealth, position nnd liixw-y plwnys have
possessed a grenter fascination for women than for men; it is natural for them
to hanker after the beautiful and expensive.-things. ©f the .world. vU.'.the same
tiine-tho vast majority of-women possess
good qualities that more than compensate
for the little weaknesses of the charm-
ing.-scx. .And whnt is. the use of milking
the most of their faults? If these pnr-
somsr-rtuid other iieople-^wouid .practice
moveextensively-the-greatest of-all virtues—chai"ity--the -world -would wag
along-much more cheerfully. '.Moreover;
it; is -a'fact- 4hat women confewm fairly
closely to-f he standard set for-them .by
men and'by popular repute. -If-thoy.are
always -being'told that--they-are irbad
lot, they- are quite' likely to- Bee that- report does not'-lie. If you'tell-a-woman
sufficiently often "thatshe- is-an -angel—
and-many of-them are -angels—she is
quite-'likely try-believe you-and. live tip to
the angelic standard. 'If'-lt is-true that
the ladies ef Winnipeg are- not.sogopd
as they-should' be, it is long-odds in favor
of-the fault being with thc?husbnnds and
'It' is -comparatively easy to "damn ia
woman by-calling her n- bad -name. And
this hateful habit of speaking' lightly pf
women: is particularly prevalent among
the men of'the-Canadian'West. I( w"
men-are-not-respected,-they seldom 'de;
serve respect. This is a subject that the
preachers might well discourse upon,' instead of making matters-worse' by giving
to ill-report-the authority of the pulpit.
west Territories and the -Yukon- Tcn-i;
But1 the sunny smile is iHit'for us; non
the-"sunny ways" either.
"The "Travellers' Aiil_ 'Association, ,of
fPortland, are issuing warnings to gil'ls
and young women who may go fo the
Oregon eity in search of employnie^t.
Before' leaving' home, inquiries shonl 1 lie
ninde"through the-Hssneintion ,ns--lo the
•gennineness of -nny-. offers of employment
reeeived-by,youiig-wnmen. -Theiwailoijig
is timely nnd should'- be -heeded. 'We understand thnt -very little bona fide employment, will be .available for outsiders
.at .the.Lewis nnd Clnrke exposition.
The editor qt the Greenwood Times
,does.,npt..uaders.tand.t!iat„a weekly, paper,
can.have apy '.'reasonable excuse fpr
existfinoe" .unless, it.is a 'Isociety.paner.':
Whereuhaye. gome of thege^newspaper
men been. edusateu •' .Without weekly
papers..and mop.thjy. .-magazines the, pub«
lie. would bave,.to be contept with '.'.local"
newspapers—interesting and,valuable in
their-wayL-butocertainly not -entitled to
sole possession,pf. the,field pfsperifidical
literature. Which.remiuds .us ..that.one
of,the>yarious .missions ofaThe Wejk .is
to.endeayor to. stimulatei peppltfs. interest
.in.thej.prownce, generally. There, is ..too
much, of• fiftroeWalisni in .the.country.
The Boundary.,man,knows ..tittle ,,and
pares, lessuabout..tbe Oka»98an. -Many
.Viotorians believe, British , Columbia is
existing-rraqd.. should, exist-Tionly \ tor. the
benefit, of .Victorians. Vancouver- ,peop|e
regard,the;,developme|itvof rthe.,Similka-;
,meen onlyjas.a.nieftuslOfvinonpasing.ibe
trade of the city.' Tho Crow's Nest; coun-;
try-.-.hardly i is. pn, .terms of r, nodding ..acquaintanceship-.nith , the Garibop. ,w,bi|e
some settlers,in,the Feasor wlleyt.bav©
a vague. ideaJhat.AtUnJsJn the Yukqu
Territory. ..We Jack broad, - proviucial
sentiment in British-Columbia, and thjs
is..one-.of,tbe,tbings. that-regard o»rjpro-|
gress. ,,A.,prov.iupial, paper, .suetitas The
Week, has plenty of rsscuse.for.eiosti
ence," in addition, to.tbat of furnishing
,n medium, for.British Columbia writers.
A-upther '.'excuse" ..is,.tbe fact .that-the
.circulation ©f, the paper..b8s neajrly.dou-
bled itself, singe December, iast,. whjoh. is
.satisfactory. evidence that. it, is nappreci-
ated by the,.pub.l.ic.
With feed sohigh, theiHon.Frauk
Olivenhns decided that he- will be able
to>minister to his interior much better ou
a, salary .of $8,000.-Montreat Star.
"The Gazette-started- moving - upstairs
last-week-immediately after-the paper
was out, and carpenters are busy
downstairs this week in the Gazette
hlpck getting.tbe,Rapk,of.B. X A.Is
quarters in shape. Meanwhile tbe bank
sis'.oequpyjug. M.r. Boeing's building next
i.u.j,lh sassBvn
- "The. statoment - of i the .revenue, and. ex-
penriitttre.iof»the DamipiQiu-ier'.thenten
months-ending .with 'April snows-the
.revenueito: he ^57,180,5Jl,*aboutshalf, n
miilioiildollars' -increase,«mrithe:corresponding ten>,moBths.vOf;Jast.-year. The
expenditure was -|42(337,907, showing
an; inorease,of«4jtt,53B,594 .ever last.year.
.The capital expenditure was ;$i»,100/M)0,
■ an'increase of .oue ,million and a half
4>ver last. year. .At present there is. a sur-
■plus.of about seven .millions. .Atthe
close,of-tho'fiaancial-year there- will likely be a-surplus very little'sliort.oMast
"That is.a-copy.oftlie statemeutrflasbed
■to -'the ..press' from i-Ottawo. I In! British
"GolHmbin-we.have.no'' spare cash and- tlie
country-is shouting''fer-railways, loads
and trails, while-the Demiaien ^govern-
•ment continues'to expend -a, large Bhare
of the revenue-derived from "British Go-
lumbin-in public works -in-the-pepulous
and wealthy, east.v When-the'Liberal government can spare -a -few-miButes-rest,
from -its policy of wet nursing ^Eastern
constituencies-with eHr -meney, -it-might
spare n-few erumbs'fronv'its overloaded
table,- for- inuch-needed works-in''Br!tish
We, never, ppen a tr.uly. Liberal .newspaper without, euvying its, proprietor i.bat
beautiful coituundoflg ndvortisenient,
whichJins,been, running fpr.n .y.esr or
tw.P, aud,is ep.ti.tied "Syn.9ps.is of.Reguln-
tions ,fpr .Disposal .of Minerals on Dominion Lnnds in Manitoba,.,the,North
.There* should, .be, an, jpteresting .time in
.the. East,when .VicerPresidqnt. Morse, ©f
the.G. iT.AP,..,and,.Senator ..Tenipleman
meet.—Nelspn .News.
The'Ledge, office moved' last week into
a.building in which the walls are two
feet thick, aud.the mice never break in
and; steal.   More anon.—Fernie Ledge.
.The. separate school question in the
prairie provinces has pot been without
its effect, and oue that is disastrous to
the .Liberal cause. The provincial
constituency of Mountain, in Manitoba,
Hon. Thos. Greenway's old seat, has
gone .Conservative by 175 majority. , It-
was formerly Liberal by 400.—SlocaU
•,,T,HEY ,WEBE '.'RUN,IN."
'Big Bill" iGalliber, Kootenay's. only
representative at. Ottawa, 1 took a .jaunt
down,to?NewiYorki.last week with .a
couple ;,of friends. Bill's advent in
Gotham, onused,quite a yBtir—in itact,
transportation was held up. So great
wasitbe,sensatiou-.fiau»ed by=tbe j.tjtio
of handsome, Canucks, 1 that a detail of
cops 1 bad, to,- be summoned to . prevent
them being..overcome by the marked
attentions, of theiGothamites. Laurier
has,nonbusiness to 1 allow his;followers
to wunder away from home,.into..a for-!
eign country without proper safeguards.—Slocan Drill.
, Frapk. Oliver .was .©pce-a, poor editor,
and now, look,where he is.in.this.brpad
Dominion. Frank.has climbed from the
ink barrel to A.seat .near the sack in
Ottawa by bping.honest. ;He would use
language occasionally tbat,is.considered
profane, bptjassfar »s weean learn he
jiever. stole anything, except n little sleep,
,and a few.,|d*as,frpm,«ther papers. -We
,Uke .toj^ee ,ftiit honept;flian .get ,a, show in
Canada even jf.be.is.-.a- Grit,- apdwe expect Frank will make them all sit up in
Ottawa.—Fernie ..Ledge.
fl'he following is- the -standing -of the
British Columbia candidates in-the-voting contest for the Spokesman-Review's
■ijee trip-to thee PorUtfltd; fair:
,i\yi|[garet;D.ijEyre;.'Gr8J»d Forks .. 991
Christina McMillan, Greenwood ..   268
.ye^Watiace, (Phoenix   .20
Carrie MeKay,"/iNeJsQ,n .214
CJara.M...M8;nhart,:Nelson    213
LConHt«pce.Ad»ni_s,,R»s8laBd -302
.Seiwn Demuth. Rossland .203
Bton. G.'-CfllHas, RossJand    722
Flior*B«e SUspp, Trp.il.,. ,... ..,. .119
;LiHja:n Tapnbaiiiser, ..CraflbriOOk  ..     22
■ E.lerajiMcDopald ................   163
—Grand ForksrSun.
What would half a dozen do ?
If they aro of.the famous Rogers, 18|
, make, they will Wing joy to the
i f the receiver—These,;(or.instance!
ircv;:.-.■■■;',-■.' ■- ^--^g^i
}{  di.'zeu  Rogers ", Avon"   Teaspppn
"with Su(?ar Tongs to match in neat^
Plush Lined-Case,
PRI6E, $4.00 THE3ET.
NOTICEds hereby given .that, tb
respivatjou   coveripg   Graham  Islaii
Quecu Charlotte. Group,,not.iue ,of .wincl
was published iu tho.British.Colu.mbil
Gazette -and dated 80th January,'1901
has been cancelled.aud(batCcuwoianq
thereon will be open to sale, piocmptio
nnd other disposition under the provl
Bions ot the Land Act, ou und after tlf
21st July next.
,W. S. GORE.
Deputy .Commissioner,0/ Lajids ,,n«
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C.,Mh•April,1905.1
Sealed tenders will .be recelyed by -thi
undersigned up to noon of Wednesday,,SlM
May, 1U05, from, any person who ^nay.,4eslr|
to obtain a '.ease, 6nder the provisions, of
sectlon'42 of the "Land Aet;"--lor-.the-purl
pose of cutting timber .therefrom,, of ,a tlm1
ber limit situated on Vancouver Island!
known as Lots 290,»'29t, 202, Clayoquot Dlft
trlet, containing In the .aggregate .1,001
The competitor offering the highest cash]
bonus will be. entitled, to a tease ©f;tlnj
limits for.a term, of twenty-one yeni;s.
Each tender must be accompanied by
certified, cheque,. made, -payable;to. the oin3
ilersigned, fo cover the amount of the flrsf
year's rental ($227.26), nnd the amount oi
bonus tendered,, and also, a certjfled chfau^
for $1,160.40, being the-cost of crnlslng.ana]
surveying the limits. . %b.e: ehequgs Wlll(,bd
at once returned to unsuccessful con
"W.'S. GORE,
Deputy Commissioner oM.aads&"W«rks.
■ Lands, and -Works • Department,
-Victoria, B. C„ 4th-May,-1905.
'The,meeting held at-Nelson to proteslJ
against the recent importation .of Chinese
and Japanese labor for the-Salmo shingl*
mill, bore the earmarks of a political
scheme. .Public sentiment,is, undoubted!
ly against such importations, but. drag-j
ging in politics will not.benefit, the wbitef
laborer to, any extent.-r^hoenix; Pioueerl
Gold is.pouring into Lillooet, ,and gsA
think nothing of it. We would r«y»e|
listen to the birds singing in the, seep
blossoms of peach and cherry, or watell
the green chasing the snow -up the»disf
tant 1 slopes.—Lillooet 1 Prospeeter. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1905.
I The straying away of a fractious pack
irony belonging to two adventurous
prospectors—Hail and Osner—and tlie
accidental discovery of some rich copper
float on the bleak heights of Toad mountain, while in search of the missing steed
[were the untoward happenings of a eer-
Itniiij autumn day hack in 1880; which
subsequently led to the founding of thc
iPresent metropolis of tlie Kootenays—
the city of Nelson. Comniandihgly
situated on the sparsely timbered rock-
ribbed slope of the mountain side overlooking the placid waters of the west
arm of Kootenay lake, there was laid
I out by the provincial government three
[years after the Incident mentioned, a
'townsite which to-day proudly lays claim
to being the fourth city of the province,
in point of population and commercial
During the   strenuous   times   of the
boom at Rossland, Nelson   sprang into
[fereater prominence, and the years 1896-7
witnessed an era of building. Block
filter block of stone and brick arose as
if by magic; streets were out through
solid rock formations, canyons bridged
and walks laid. It was a period of feverish activity with prices of urban property soaring skyward^ justified1 perhaps
by the optimism of the times—for
money wns plentiful and1 population
Imouutlng at a gratifying rate. Tlie
'year 1897 saw the incorporation of the
place with the present Mayor, John
Houston, M. L. A., as inienmuent of the
chief magistracy. Keeping pace with
modern ideas, the city acquired and extended such public utilities as light,
water and sewerage systems as the
growth of the town needed; and recently
took over the   electric   street railway
»plant. The inevitable collapse of ithe
mining boom hit Nelson as it did all
other places in the Kootennys, nnd for
a time "quietness'' was tlie order of, the
day; prices shrank,   money was scarce
fand the population dwindled. But Nelson's citizens did' not loose courage; with
a commendable "stick-to-itiveness" they
went about to remedy the mistakes of
the past, and came out of the struggle
stronger than ever. For in Nelson tliere
nre centered now a dozen branches of
the big wholesale houses   of   Winnipeg
[and the coast, having special distributing
rates to all parts of Southern British
Columbia; and four of the principal
chnrtered banks of Canada. At tho last
census the population was 5,549—exclusive of the suburbs—and it is steadily growing.
Nelson is tlie headquarters of the district for the provincial government; is
the judicial centre for the Kootenay district, and has a resident judge of the
County court. It has seven houses of
worship, two hospitals, a public library,
a large convent school, private schools
and both public and' high school buildings, nil of which provide excellent religious, philanthropic and educational advantages. Its many fine business blocks
and government buildings, numerous substantial hotels, charming residences nnd
lite wholesale business district, stretching
[along the waterfront, convenient to both
(railways and steamers, combine to lend
Kootenay's Metropolis.
Nelson—City of the Lake.
Picturesque and Prosperous—Eldorado of Miners
and Elysium of Sportsmen.
By Percy F. Godenrath.   . Travelling Correspondent for The Week
an air of solidity and permanency that
bodes well {or the future.
Many local industries swell the substantial pay rolls of the mines, smelter
and transportation companies, including
n cigar factory, brewery, marble works,
wire factory, gas and tramway works,
lumber mill nnd shipyards.
Elsewhere in this issue, Mr. E. K.
Beeston lias set forth Nelson's claims for
recognition by the tourist-sportsman, and
tlie lover of aquatics and other athletic
pastimes will also here find every requirement, be he intent on tennis, baseball', lacrosse, cricket, boating or yacht-
to become a substantial ono. Numerous
orchards are found along the sunny
slopes and shores of Kootenay lake and
tributary streams, and apples, pears,
cherries, plums, peaches, grapes nnd all
kinds of small fruits thrive exceedingly
well. In the heart of an enormously
rich mining country, with camps and
growing-towns iu every direction, reached in a day's travel, a home market is
already established that for years to
como will take more than can be raised.
Nelson hns in its Agricultural Society;
its Farmers' Institute; its Fruit Growers' Association,   enthusiastic   workers,
serting that the quality of the small
fruit produced, such as raspberries, currants, gooseberries, strawberries and
black currants, is superior to nny produced elsewhere on this continent; In
fact, the Southern States, such as Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia, will not
compare with this section in the production of these fruits. Tlie quality and
size hero are far superior audi the yield
per acre is at least double that of anything I ever saw or succeeded in producing during a ten years' residence in
those states. One average gooseberry
bush in my garden bears finer fruit and
Baker Street, Nelson
mg. Tbe Nelson Boat Club lnst year
completed, at a cost of $5,000, its new
boat house, which is tlie favorite rendezvous on the waters opposite the city,
where the lake permits a course of five
miles for tlie oarsmen.
Mining nnd Swelting.
Being the centre of the Kootenays
many of the principal mining companies
have their offices in and conduct their
operations from Nelson. The big smelter
plant of the flail Mines, Ltd., is also
tho chief producer of lend in the provinee, the supply being principally drawn
from the "Silvery Slocan." In the immediate vicinity are two stamp mills,
awl a third is to bo built before snow
flies, these are respectively the Juno,
Reliance and Molly Gibson. Scores of
partially developed mines and prospects
are being opened up, and mining operations give promise this year of a greater
increase than ever.
Nelson of to-day then can, be summed
up as n city enjoying nil the conveniences of n modem metropolis; ndequnte-
ly supplied with railway and steamship
facilities—including the Canadian Pacific
ami' Great Northern systems, which tap
a vast region directly tributary to tho
city of gradually developing mines and
forests; presenting unpnrnlled potentialities to the capitalist, the farmer and tho
artisan ns well as being a veritable
Engadine to the tourist, artist and
Fruit Growing Possibilities.
Long known for its output of mineral
and lumber—for years its main stnndbys
—Nelson nnd the district is also gnining
an enviable reputation for its fruit growing possibilties, an industry, which,
though only as yet in its infancy bids fair
Bonnington Falls, Kootenay River
Hotel Strathcona
as much of it as six of my best bushes
did in West Virginia, and my West Virginia gnrden excelled in the production
of gooseberries for thnt country. I find
tliat I can grow such vegetables as sweet
com nnd tomatoes just ns well as I
could in Virginia. We can grow potatoes to perfection, and the 'Champion of
England' and 'Ne plus Ultra' peas reach
a height of eight feet in my garden. I
hnve not found irrigation necessary, and
this adds much to tlie superior quality of
nil our fruit.
"From a commercial standpoint, the
Kootenay lake fruitgrower has a great
natural advantage. The prosperous mining towns in his midst give him a good
local market, and this is the nearest
fruit district to the Northwest Territories
and Manitoba, where the finest grain is
produced, but where fruit cannot be
grown to advantage. Tho transportation companies are willing to assist the
fruitgrowers' association at all times to
place their produce iu the consumers'
hands in the best possible condition. The
fruitgrower will find here an ideal home.
Tbo climate, is perfect, the soil' is a rich
sandy loam, with a clay sub-soil, and is
very productive. Ho will be surrounded'
by beautiful scenery, and tire Shooting
and fishing is the best to be had anywhere in tho interior. I have no land to
sell or other axe to grind, but simply
state facts ns I have found them. During my professional career as a railway
construction engineer, and mine manager, I have had occasion to live in many
sections of this continent, and have
traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific
and from Florida to tho Far North.
Whether I have been in Europe or Anil-
erica I have always had my garden, and
fruit-growing has been my hobby, but
nowhere in my experience have I had
such splendid results as in my gnrden
nnd orchnrd on Kootenay lake, directly
opposite Nelson."
Location and Prices.
Fruit lnnds ndjnccnt to tho city are
located along the shores of Kootenay
lake, Kootenny river nnd1 Slocnn river,
nud also nt Crawford bay, nn nrm of
Kootenny lake, opposite Procter. A
lnrge tract of fruit, arable and pastoral
land Is also at the foot of Kootenay
lake, in tho Oreston district. At Fire
valley, on the Arrow lakes is a prosperous' settlement of ranchers owning several thousand acres. There is now a
movement on foot to have the homesteads subdivided into 20 and 40 acre
blocks, as Ihe soil is highly desirable
for fruit culture. Prices of fruit lands
not cleared vnry from $10 to $30 per
ncre, according to location and quality of
soil. Cultivated land is worth from $75
to $150 per ncre in small holdings. Wild
lands can be purchased in large blocks,
some of which is heavily timbered, at
prices ranging from $0 to $8.
The first annual meeting of the Westminster Trust & Safety Deposit Company, Ltd., was held last week in the
omces of Messrs. F. J. Hart & Co., Ltd.,
New Westminster, and the report for the
year ending April 10th last, showed very
satisfactory results.   At   a   subsequent
meeting of the directors it was decided
to declare a ten per cent, dividend for
last year, tbe balance of the profits of
1904 to be used as a nucleus for a reserve fund.    The company's operations
lo date have been principally the renting
of tlie safety deposit boxes, but it has
now been decided to operate also as a
mortgage   and   trust   company,   these
powers being given under the company's
charter.    The following directors wero
unanimously   elected   for   the   ensuing
j ear: President, T. J. Trapp; vice-president, L. A. Lewis; manager, F. J. Hart;
treasurer, Edward Chapman; secretary,
R. K. Chnpmnn; H. Rynll nnd R. L.
Views of
Kootenny River
Hotel Hume-Two of Nelson
seeking to improve conditions, to mnkc
known to the world the fnct that lands
here are suitable for fruit culture and
mixed funning.
.Tames Johnstone, n prncticnl horticulturist of mnny yenrs' standing, president
of the Kootenay Fruit Growers' Association, and president of the Nelson
Agricultural a'nd Industrial Association
lias this to say regarding the new industry :
"Fruit growing in the Kootenays is in
its infancy. . . . Within the past
two years, however, we have shown that
we can produce ns fine apples hero as in
any part of Ontario or in tlie northern
States. Peaches are also grown to perfection, nud I feel quite confident in as-
s Principal Hotels
I *\
"Glorious Kootenay"
An Unrivalled Field for the Tourist-Sportsman, the Artist
and the Valetudinarian—Written for the Tourist
Association of Kootenay  by
E. K. Beeston.
How little is known of this great country, with its magnificent mountain
ranges, its peaceful valleys, rapid rivers
and placid lakes, with its variety of
sport, its unrivalled accommodation for
travellers and hunters, its vast mineral
resources, and its wealth of beautiful
scenery and invigorating climate!
Lying in the centre of the "Sea of
Mountains" of British Columbia, Kootenay may be briefly described ns the district -watered by the streams that fall
into the Columbia and Kootenay rivers.
Rising in the western foothills of the
Bocky mountains these rivers pass one
another in the northeastern part of the
district—the Columbia on its journey
northward and the Kootenay southward
bound, only after their long wanderings
to meet again in the southwestern part
of the district, where, joining together
at the foot of Arrow lake, their mingled
waters flow onward for a thousand miles
until at last they fall into the Pacific
ocean. The Columbia, having gone some
200 miles to the north, has cleft its way
through the mountains nnd changed to
a southern course, while the Kootenay,
which passed by it, has flowed through
tlie states of Montana and Idaho, diverting again northward to join its sisler
stream. These important rivers wilh
their tributaries almost encircle the district of Kootenay.
But a few short years ago this vast
region was almost unknown, except to
the hunter, the trapper and the Indian.
Exploration was difficult and though the
excitement of placer mining in British
Columbia attracted some passing atten
tion in the early sixties, it was not until
the completion of the great highways of
travel—the transcontinental railroads—
that its wealth and beauty began even
partially to be known and easily accessible.
Nelson, its chief city, little more than
a decade ago was only to be reached
from the Canadian Pacific Railway from
Revelstoke, on the Columbia river, at
the crossing of the Canadian Pacific
Railway. A wearisome journey by small
steamer along the Arrow lakes, which
may be more fully described as the
widened Columbia river, brought one to
the mouth of the Kootenay river, whence
on foot, or, if he were fortunate enough,
on the back of a cayuse, he travelled
over the 30 miles along its rough bauk.
That rushing stream, with foam-coveied
torrents dashing over precipitous rocks,
its whirlpools and clouds of spray; its
pools suggestive of trout, was grand and
beautiful then, as for millions of ages
it has been, but to the wearied traveller
it offered few attractions, and he was
only too eager to reach his goal and
start in the race for wealth, that here as
everywhere induces men to go into a new
and unexplored country. His plank bed,
his coarse food, his hotel accommodation, often the "wide canopy of heaven,"
had not given him the desire to linger
and enjoy the scenery, nor was he tempted to stop, even for the sake of sport,
except as a chance to obtain a delicious
change from the limited bill of fare of
bacon and beans.
From the south tbe only wny formerly
to reach the Nelson country was from
A Group of Indians and a Popular Fishing Resort
First Fruit Orchnrd Planted on Kootenay Luke—Near Nelson
Grapes Grown at Nelson, B.C.
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Flemish Beauty Pears—Grown at Nelson by J, Laing Stocks THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY-13, 1905
§PP.kane..to. Northport or;Bounei's.Ferry.
There was a. small steamer plying on
;Kgpten.ayJake, which .brought, one again
to the mouth of the Kootenay i river,
whence one travelled as already described on horseback or on foot, as'
means or opportunity afforded.
Trout, Fisbdqg.f'Koetenpy Lake
of silver sands. ' What, a marvellous picture ,of sweetseretritJ!
The hunter, if 'ihe waaJders back
amongst these same 'forests and hills,
may find reward for his toil in the deer
and mountain goat. and ' bear that are
here to be found.
one . from. Kaslo, running across the
centre of the district and passing the
well known saining towns of Sandon, and
New Denver,e,goes .to .Nakusp.on.the
Arrow lakes, already mentioned. Another from Lardo, at the head of Koot-
•Koateany Indians—View of'Kootenny "Lake
50 cents per Dozen
3 Dozen for 50 cents.
Johnston's Seed Store, |
eity Market.
If you are in want of a HIGH  GHHDB  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Be Sure You Get
Stevenson Macadam, the well known analyst, of London, certifies these whiskies
to be absoluaely pure.
Radiger & Janion, General Agents for British Columbia and the Yukon District.
1  *^^i3fcs^
48, 306,     .,]
404 or £94.
We-make a spedaitydf Undertaking, andean give the best' possible
service for the reason that:
-We Have Everything Modern both for the Embalming. Process and for
.General Work.
We Are 'Commended' by' those who have employed us.
1 Our Prices are Always reasonable.
We Garry a Large-and Complete Line of> every, class of.UadertakingGoods.
I Our- experienced! certificated staff are. promptly available at any time,
night or day.
Attention is called to these'facts because■ we recognitt :that >those>requiring Undertaking Services ought to have the best.
enay, lake, .goes, into the Trout lake country, . a mining division that is now attracting much attention. Slocan lake
and. the towns of Slocan City, New .Denver,;,and, Sandon, can.also be reached by
a 1 branch,line'of the 0. P. R., running
from Slocan. Junction to the foot of the
Throughout tbe whole of this large district, .the.paradise of the fisherman, the
sportsman, the hunter of big game, the
artist.aud the tourist in search of beautiful scenery and refreshing climate, will
be found hospitality and comfort.   It is
Easily .'Reached.
Now -the 'Canadian '.pacific and the
Great Northern Railways both bring
.thejr, passengers. to all parts of the Koot-
, enay. The traveller from the East conies'
by (tfee ;Canadian .Pacific .Railway to
Dunmore Junction, .near the crossing of
the South Saskatchewan river, and then
{journeys-aver<the'CroW's Nest branch of
the same company's -railway, as far as
..Kootenay .Landing. Prom this , point
the compnny .-has « .line of magnificently
equipped steamers, which run along
Kootenay lake and down the .Kootenny
river ito:Nelson--* charming .aud- deligh 1-
, fill break in the monotony of a long railway journey.
Coming from the long stretches of Ihe
''illimitable boundless prairie' the tourist
finds relief in the contemplation of the
varied scenery .at ithe foothills of the
Rockies, ami ithe .grand but easy passes
through tbe mountains. 'Glimpses of
mountain streapis and forest ;glndes rive
to the sportsman enjoyable cautempla-
itiop <tf ispftrt >w,ith ifish «jd *«ttftt and
Revelstoke Is the point of departure
fWmithe,»flin:lipe,<rf tthe Canadian Pacific Railway for the traveller from the
(CJIMt,, <whj> intends .to vVisit tth.e iKoot-
enays. Here ;the palatial steamers of
the railroad company ;«rc joined for the
trip down the Columbia river to Robson.
What can be imagined ns wanting in
wonder, in /beauty and in personal comfort on this romantic journey through
the >&wiss-l$e scepery of the Arrow
lakes? On ejther side of the lake are
snow-capped nionntftins .with forests of
pine and tfir jiud .spruce Teaching down
to the iwm^erjs .edge, \with here,and there
a cascade flashing amidst tlie dark green
surroundings, <jiey -precipices and shores
Many are the charming spots at which
one is tempted to stop 'but -the "boat
makes only brief calls. Among these are
the celebrated .Hot .'Springs of Halcyon
and St. 'Leon, "the -waters of which are
now so extensively known for their curative properties.
Nakusp, where connection is made
•with a branch line leading tothe.Slocnn
mining district and other j points,'is also
passed, and "Robson is -reached after
some 10 hours' journey from'Revelstoke,
.and hererthe traveller again boards the
-train, and in the course of an hour has
arrived at the city df'Nelson/the capital
and commercial centre -of Kootenay.
Coming 'from the .south, a journey of
some 10 hours from Spokane, by the
Spokane Falls .& .Northern Railway, a
branch of tlie Great Northern system,
brings one also to Nelson. At Spokane
ore 'the imain ;iines of both the 'Great
■Northern mud ^'Northern Pacific railway
companies, mud .easy are the means of
communication with oil ,parts of (the
A 'Convenient iCentre.
'From Nelson nil points in the 'Kootennys may be reached with ense and
comfort, and all tire principal milling
centres -and places of interest nre connected with it by railways and steamboats. Running westward is a line Of
railroad, -n branch of the Canadian Pn-
cific, which -reaches as far as the now
famous Boundary country, passing on
the way such important mining towns
as Trail, with its ;lnrge smelter; 'Ross-
lnnd, with the celebrated die'Roi mines;
Grand Forks, Greenwood nnd mnny
other busy and moving •mining en nips.
.-. steamboat service connects Nelson
with "Kootenay lake, and here, too, nre
to be found two 'branches of railroad,
60 Cents ner Month-   All
the Latest Novell
80 Tfntes Htreet.
The Tavior Mill Co.
All kind» of fBuildiug.Material,
120 SfflflMtjt,      HUM C,
RssBmbly Huiij wn
Mesdames Dickinson & "Simpson will
resume-their dancing cra?ses '-Saturday,
October ist, Assembly Hall, Fort St.
.Monday afternoon, children's fancy
dances, 3. 30 to.5. p.m.
Moiiday.eveiiing, beginners' classes.
Tuesday "evening, Cotillon Club.
Thursday, Social Night, 8.30 to 11 p.m.
Friday afternoon, children's private
Saturday afternoon, general class, a. 15
Private Lesions Given.
"Northern Light. No. S93S,
R .O. P.
"Meets and anil 4th Wednesday In esch month
in K. of P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting members
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Clilel Hanger" W. I'. Fullerton,
Juvenile Ancient Order of Pareatara
Court No 1 meets first Tuesday in each month
at K. of P. Hall. Adult Foresters are always
welcome. S. L. Redgrave, President; E, A.
Lalceu, Secretary.
a wild and rugged region nnd little hunted except near the towns and mining
camps. The man who has time and
muscle 'at his command can find large
game of every kind in Benson. The enthusiastic fisherman can get in every
running brook and mountain-hemmed
lake, sport thirt enn nowhere 'be eur- THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1905
the west arm, or Kootenay river, Is a
good hotel—The Outlet—where excellent
accommodation is afforded for sportsmen. Some of tlie best fishing of the
district is to be found here, and there is
fine shooting within easy reach, and
house boats, launches, rowboats nnd
guides can be obtained.
Nelson is well supplied, as has been
already stated, with exceptionally good
stores and every article necessary for
fishing, hunting nnd mountain climbing
can be obtained here at reasonable
prices. As in all western towns, none
but the best classes of goods nre kept,
and the long experience of the storekeepers in fitting out mining, prospecting and hunting parties, makes their advice valuable to the newcomer and tourist.
Being the capital aud business centre
of the Kootennys, the tourist, sportsman,
mining man or capitalist can with advantage make it his headquarters, and when
desirable visit with ease and comfort the
various adjacent towns of Rossland,
Trail, Kaslo, Slocan City, Silverton,
New Denver, Sandon, Ainsworth, Ymir,
Salmo, Erie and other places.
Telephone 341.
91% Fort St.   Victoria
A Kootenay Big Tree, with Cntch of Mountain Trout.
passed. The artist and lover of scenery
con see amidst the mighty upheavals of
Nature that have formed the mountain
ranges, charms of beauty, form and
color that will entrance and mystify.
The mountain climber, looking for new
peaks to conquer, may here find them
innumerable and of difficulty more than
sufficient to satisfy the most adventurous.
Vast Natural Resources.
Not all, however, is left to "Nature
undcfiled."   The practical man will not
fail to observe in such scenes as that
' depicted above, which occur throughout
the Kootenny, evidences of its natural
wealth and large resources. The contemplative traveller will see in the untouched waterfall, the vast stored-up
energy that may yet be turned to "power." He will discern iu the silver-lend
mines of the Slocan and Lardeau, tbe
copper and gold properties of the Rossland, Boundary nnd other mines; the
smelters at Trail, Nelson, Greenwood
and Grand Forks; the iron properties at
. Kitchener, the vast coal deposits and
coke ovens of the Crow's Nest country,
the forests as yet but skimmed, and tlie
fertile valleys awaiting settlement, evidences of vast natural resources that
require only time nnd capital to develop
them and render this one of the wealthiest as it is one of the most beautiful
countries in the world.
Shooting nnd Fishing.
It is impossible to say too much in
favor of the fishing near Nelson, which
extends for 20 miles cast and west on
the Kootenny river, and the numerous
smaller tributary streams. The rainbow
trout in the Kootenay river are not to be
surpassed in game qualities, and fishing
with delicate tackle and small flics gives
the sportsman all the excitement he requires.
A few hours by boat or rail from the
city brings the hunter to the game he
is wanting, whether big game, fur or
feather. The C. P. R. runs a houseboat which can be chartered by visitors
desiring an excursion on the lake.
The game to be had in the Kootenays
is varied and abundant. Every sportsman has, of course, his own favorite
gun, ammunition, rod and tackle, but
shor.ltl he not have these with him. he
will find little trouble in supplying his
requirements in the stores of Nelson and
other poiuts. Nor will he have difficulty
in coming across n brother Nimrcd or
Izaak Walton, who will advise him the
best place to choose for bis sport, end
the best way to arm himself for it or
the best fly to use.
The secretary of Tourist Association
will, however, give more detailed information to any desiring it beforehand nnd
gladly answer all communications addressed to him. The principal varitties
of game are: Bear—black, brown, cinnamon and grizzly; wolves; deer—caribou, black tail, white tail, elk Wapiti);
mountain goat and mountain (deep.
Small game—beaver, ermine, fisher, martin, mink, lynx, hare. Game birds—
geese and duck of nearly all varieties;
blue grouse, willow grouse; snipe, plover,
prairie chicken. Fish—rainbow trout,
spreckled trout, char, land locked salmon, lunge, sturgeon nnd mnny other
At Procter, about 20 miles enst of Nelson, nt the outlet of Kootenny lake into
Commission to Inquire Into Conduct of
Government Agent nt Princeton
Adjourned Till June.
The special commission, appointed by
the department of mines, to inquire into
the conduct of Mr. Hugh Hunter, government agent at Priuceton, sat to that
town on the 4th inst., Mr. R. F. Tolmie
presiding. Mr. Emil Voigt, the complainant, asked' for an adjournment until
late in June ns he was not prepared to
go on at present. Ho said he had serious charges to bring against Mr. Hunter,
but his papers were in th© hands of his
dttorney, and his witnesses' were scattered' "all over the province." He nlso
stated that he had sent n number of telegrams to the Premier, the Lieut-Governor, Mr. Duncan Ross, M. P., the
Dominion government, and to Mr. Shatford. What the telegrams were about,
be did not state. Mr. Athol Fraser
testified' thnt Mr. Hunter had neglected
to collect the poll taxes. During three
years he had never had to deduct this
tax from the wages of his employees.
Last year, Mr. Hunter had collected all
the taxes due from him and his men.
A largo number of witnesses testified
in favor of Mr. Hunter. Mr. C. E.
Thomas said he had resided ten years in
Mr. Hunter's division, and had transacted considerable business with him, always finding him most attentive to business. Mr. Waterman, manager of the
Vermillion Forks Company; Alex. Bell,
0. H. Hemilng, Geo, Freeman, James
Snowdon, G. Murdoek, O. Summers, G.
Wardle, G. Goldsborough, Claude Snow-
don and Jas. Campbell testified in the
same strain.
Tlie commission adjourned to June
27th. when it will resume in Victorin.
in quality you will find everything we
sell in the way of high grade groceries.
Our Canned goods, Teas, Coffees and
Cooked Meats stand the test of taste.
Discriminating lovers of good flavored
Meats find the kind we sell to be perfection.
Here are some samples of our prices
which ought to interest everybody who
wishes quality and value combined.
Armour's Boiled Haul, per lb. 35c.
Fry & Bruhn's Ham Sausage per lb. 15c.
" "       HeadCheese      '•      15c.
Pig's Feet, in pickle, each 05c.
Cor. Yates & Broad. Phone 5S6.
The King Edward
The most modern hotel in tl
city. European and America
plan.    Rates $ 1 to $5.
The Dallas
The only seaside resort in V id
toria.     Situated overlooking thj
Straits of Juan de  Fuca and  tH
majestic Olympia Mountains.
American plan, $2.50 and up.
The Vernon
The leading commercial hotJ
with ample sample room accoirl
modation.    $2. and $2.50 per daj
The above hotels are all under the may,
agenient of
Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson.]
Guests are requested to write or will
for rooms. Bus uieets all steamboats an|
Gasoline  Engines, Launches  and
Automobile Boats.
Awarded Grand Prize at St. Louis Pair.
B. C- Agents, Victoria, B. C.
For Sale or Lease.
Horse and Cattle Ranches
Irrigated Plots for Fruit
and Vegetables, Hav
Lands, Cultivated
and Wild.
Properties have Buildings, are fenced
well watered and contain sufficient timber for domestic purposes, excellent
fishing and shooting in the Lillooet and
Ashcroft and Cariboo Districts.
For further information, ternis and
prices write     	
P. O. BOX 48, ASHCROFT, B.e.
Write me for paiticulais of   Britisi
Best Stocked Game Preserve^
Guides and Outfits furnished.
Prank Rushton
AU tlle best varieties.
2 years old,   Will bear this season.
Box 85, eity.
" A Cent Saved Is a Cent Gained^
Purchase your "Cut Rate Esquimau
Car Tickets" at the "Savoy Cigar Stand]
By this method you can save enough tl
purchase your tobacco.   A full line
Smokers' Requisites always 011 hand.
Tickets will be furnished patrons only.
Attention is called to Sec. 22 of the
"Waterworks Regulation By-Law, 1900,"
which reads as follows: "No person shall
sprinkle, or use in any manner whatsoever, the water supplied by the City upon
lawns, gardens, yards, or grounds of any
description, except between the hours of
5 and 9 in the morning, and the hours
of 5 and 10 in tbe evening, unless the
water so used be supplied by meter.
Water Commissioner.
City Hall, 4th May, 1905.
Qao. C. Anderson, tap, Sin. Opt Ml
Price's Gold Medal Brand Cat
sup, 1'lckles and Sauce are com
diments that should be in everi
house.   Price and quality second
to none.
Farms and Ranches For Sale otj
Write  for   information   regarding  the
fruit grow,in|( sm-sibilities of
the district. ,
Martin Beattie
Realty and Investment Brokerl
P.O. Box 106, Kamloops, B.eJ
Tbo platting of the McConnell estate,
consisting of about 1,400 acres, into
small tracts, bears about tbe same relative impoi'tasce to the future prosperity
of the city as the erection of another six-
f uriince smelter would. Seven hundred )
acres nre to be surveyed at once into ten .
and twenty acre blocks, nnd the promoters promise to have these lots settled J
by families from Eastern Canada and
Manitoba before winter set in. Making
a conservative estimate, this will mean
an addition of about fifty families to the
valley. Allowing six persons to each
household—and this is n low figure—we
have 300 people, about tlie number required to operate a six-furnace smelter.—
Grand Fork Sun.
...r. W. I. Briggs, n young lawyer of
New Westminster, has decided to take
up the practice of law in Revelstoke, and
has entered into partnership with Mr. J.
M. Scott.
Shi 7, Balmoral inn  WM, 1,
Classes in Psychic Development.
Readings Daily.
Merchant  Tailor.1
Ladies'  and Gents Suits Madq
To Order.
Pit Guaranteed.
ony Vnssiir, a Seattle boxer, has
|llenged' Bert Clark, of Vietoria, for
latch at catch weights in Victoria or
|iaimo.   Win. Shepherd,   of   Lndy-
H, offers to box any man iii British
I'lnbia n't 140 pounds, for a side bet
|l  Oak Ray on Tuesday tho Everett
defeated the newly formed profes-
al  baseball  team  of  Victoria  by  ii
lo I, the damage being done In the
innings,    ll  wns un excellent name
left no doubt  in the minds of Iho
[tutors that   the   Vietoria  bunch is
Ith  backing.    On    Wednesday    Hie
Le team turned    tbe    tables on  the
tretl  men,  winning  wilh  a  score of
pttns to Ihe visitors' Vi.
It the Vietoria Cricket t'bib's grounds
■Saturday last, the club's eleven deled the garrison by one wicket and
Irons iu a single innings game.   For
' garrison,  Sergt Sergeant made 25
Mr. Yates 14, w.iile Mr. Barnacle
I'ed 78 for the cub, more runs than
entire score of  the garrison,    Mr.
link's mnde 40.
lie senior lacrosse game between Villa  and  Seattle,   which  was  to have
In played to-day, lias been postponed
Ing to the imwi—ugness of the Seal-
I mon In come over. 'J his is a great
Jippointinenl to Hie loenl players, who
leeted to get. some much needed prnc-
out of this meet ing. There arc to
IseVernl new men in the leonl team.
Iidon and Munro, who bail from Win-
T'g; and Hnigb and Stewart from Na-
■mo. Stanley Peele is uncertain
Jjther he willpl ay this year. The old
[Iwart, Charlie Cullin, is quite sure
It he will not play again, as also is
Kvnr. The quality ot the team there-
is doubtful until they come out into
, field and work.
■'he return football match between the
|mloops Wanderers   and1   the Revolve club took place at Kamloops1 in the
I'xandra park grounds   before a largo
]yvd of spectators.   Kamloops won Iho
and   elected    to    play wilh    the
long wind that was blowing.    Mayor
fvens started llic   ball   in motion for
■velsloke, but il was not long 'before
jmlnops began to press, and aided by
J.strong* wind   kepi   Hie   ball i'u Hie
l-eUtuke half nearly the whole of the
If part of the garni.', but were unable
1 score, and the interval arrived with
score a blank.   The second half was
leh nioro evenly   contested, the wind
I'ing fallen tho ball was kept moving
lekly from one end' of the field to the
■or until   about   ten   minutes before
Be, when   the    Revelstoke    forwards
[do a smart run, beat the Kamloops
Iks and scored.   The Kamloops boys
Jed bard to equalize, but the defence
[the Revelstoke backs wns too strong
l them, nnd the game ended in favor
lltevelstoke by one   goal to nil.   This
|i entitles thein to the championship of
Interior, and to   enter the scries of
lues in the provincial league for the
livlnciiil championship. ^_^
I'T.o tiulit between Jimmy Britt and
pies'. White, of England, in Snn Fnui-
leo last Saturday night, appeal's to
Ive been or.e of the hardest fought bat-
is in the ring foi' some time past. As
lull the Englishman lost through in-
lility to understand body blows, n
Itlioit of fighting not yet adopted to
|.v great extent in the Old Country,
jtgiug from reports, White was the
\f[ boxer of the two, but failed to land
lilt hard enough in Ihe right place, ll
Iks as if Britt deliberately fouled in
I* seventeenth round. He hit very low,
ll Ihe crowd hooted, but no snne peril would suppose thai au Englishman
luld be likely lo get a verdict of a foul
liii a referee in San Francisco. After
|l blow, nil Ihe steam seemed to go
of the visitor, and lie would have
I'u badly punished in the last round
tl not the polio) stopped Ihe fight.
Iiile clearly has something to learn
[in fhe American boxers; if lie learns
(he might beat tho ''bous'lfill Britt
['he first senior lacrosse match nf llic
Ison—and since Ihe rupture of dipln-
sic relations two years ago—between
|v Westminster and Vancouver will
played at Queen's Park. New West-
later, to-day.    Mr. Quigley, of Van
couver, will referee. The meeting will
be a most interesting one, and at this
time it is quite impossible to estimate
probable results.
New Westminster Columbian: Mr.
Joseph Macqneeii, of the Morning Ore-
goninn, Portland, Ore., wns in town today accompanied by Mrs. Macqneeii.
The representative of the Portland paper
is an enthusiastic supporter of lacrosse,
and while in the city he interviewed Mr.
H. Ryall, secretary of the local team,
to ascertain whnt prospects there arc of
having the New Westminster blue and
red play in Portland during the Lewis
nnd Chirk fair there. As Manager
Keary of the Dominion Exhibition, is
still in Portland, no arrangements were
made, since the mayor may have closed
sonic lacrosse deal during his stay in
The Mother Lodo clnim at Poplnr
creek, belonging to Kaslo men, has been
sold for .$4,000 cash.
A 75-ton concentrator is to be built
this summer at tho Molly Gibson
mine, on Koknnee creek, nt..n cost of
$35,000. Manager Trelhewey estimates
that he hns enough ore in sight to keep
tho mill running three years. During
(he winter 21. men have been developing
nnd a new vein hns beeu discovered and
opened up, adding largely to; the ore reserves. The cost un the ore when the
mill is established will be reduced from
S1S in $7.50 per ton. No ore eau be shipped just now owing to snow at the upper end of the road.
Operations have lieeu resumed ut the
Cork mine and mill, ou tho south fork of
Kaslo creek. P. Maris, manager, having
returned from France. Between 50 and
(10 men are to be employed during the
summer. The supply of water in the
creek is ample for all purposes.
Systematic operations have commenced
nl Hie Steinwinder mine, Phoenix, after
two years' partial lay-off. This properly,
now1 owned by the Montreal & Boston
Consolidated,' has.the reputation of having the best or.' in Hie low grade camp
of iho Boundary.
Tli" Phoenix Pioneer places the output
of the Boundary mines during April at
80,1112. To ibis total the Granby eon-
trlbutui 40,034; the Mother Lode, 11,-
0114. and tlie Brooklyn, 12,378. Tho output fur previous months wns as follows:
January. 08.074; Kebriinry. 72,071;
March, 00,047. The March ontpnl is the
greatest on record up to date.
11, is believed in Boundary mining
circles that the B, C. Copper Company
will build ii smeller in the near future nt
Midway, the probable starting point of
Hie Great Northern railway into the
Similkameen. The company is largely
interested in properties on Copper Mountain, ileal- Princeton.
j    The Stage    j
This week's bill nt the Redmond is
one of the best that the Consolidated
Amusement Company lias presented to
Victoria audiences. It contains no weak
performance at all, nnd there are at
least two exceptionally stroll;? features.
First place must be given to DoRosu
and Graeeta, two very clever and neat
acrobats, whose feats aro origii \ii and
entertaining. Some of these are really
marvellous and the little lady must be
very much more muscular than she looks.
The Burton bell ringers provide a very
pleasing musical entertainment Mr, Burton being it talented performer on the
concertina, from which instrument ho
produces excellent music; and also the
possessor of a fine voice. The Traceys
provide a refined comedy sketch, and
Kelly nnd Davies entertain with negro
humor. Mr. Steele is singing "When the
Harvest Moon is Shining on the River"
this week, and the song is illustrated by
some very pretty pictures. The biograph
causes much amusement with a  series
entitled "Personal."
• ♦  »
The present week at the Savoy marks
tlie close of the present system of entertainment at that house. Painters and
decorators have been busy improving the
interior, and next week the management
will provide two entertainments each
evening, at which-thc programme will be
varied. Arrangements have been made
to secure the best talent available for
the house, and the Savoy management
confidently expects to earn the biggest
patronage of any vaudeville theatre in
the city. Those who have uot taken in
the show this week will be well rewarded if they visit the Savoy to-night.
♦ *   *
The principal attraction of a generally
attractive programme at the Grand this
week is provided by the three Olivers, in
a sensiillonnl performance on the wires.
They do their work, which is very clever,
in a very clean manner. Veronce and
Houston are .singers and dancers of the
brightest description. Rami and Byron
provide a very amusing comedy sketch,
and Ceo. \Y. Leslie proves to lie an entertaining "minstrel man." The movbig
pictures illustrate life ill Samoa and Fiji.
A find of free gold of no, little importance wos made on May 1st on Buttercup, about two miles from Eholt, near
McPbeison's old sawmill. Tho owners
have been developing the Buttercup for
the last two or three years with indifferent success till this week, when the find
was made. In the bottom, of a ten-foot
shaft they have n five-foot ledge of decomposed quartz, of which about five
inches is good pay matter. All assay
gave .$487 in gold, and the free gold
could be seen clearly in the ore. A large
number of minhg men visited the clnim
Ibis week from Greenwood nnd Phoenix,
it being located close to tlie Rendell preemption.
"All winter sinking and drifting operation-, have been prosecuted on Pine
above Discovery, on what is locally
known as Tnr Flats," says the Atlin
Claim. "It is really a wonderful sight
to see the ingenuity displayed by the
miners in their different methods of
working; especial mention mny be made
of the plant installed by Ed. Ilelgron,
which in itself U well worthy of Inspection; wo feel sure that anyone visiting
Tar Flats will be more than repaid by
the sight of the most, wonderful and cfll-
ciint exhibit of local engineering skill.
Last Tuesday water was turned on in
file Brnekett ditch and sluicing operations are already fairly under way; report.; from those operating show that the
outputs will be quite considerable, The
two largest dumps are owned by Ilel-
gren & Co. ai>l Van Volkenberg &
Sons. Among those who have good
dumps ure the following: Ed. Hclgren,
Johnson, Marshall, Davies and Gllmoroi
Jack Hill, Oscar Wilson ami John Smith;
\V. Netherby, M. Ross and A. Ross; W.
Duncan. II. McCartney and D, Mcpherson; Wm. Brown, Ed. Robinson
nnd Jim, Smillr. Van Volkenberg, three
suns and Sibluild: Angus While and Bert
Bri'lhauer; Abbott Bros.; Stanley Stolt
and Peter Collignn: ,1. Stanley, J. Dick,
lt P. McKay nud M. McLeod; Alex.
Morrison and Alex. Brown.
Various comments have been heard
on the taking of a half holiday by the
business men mi Wednesday afternoon,
and seme are inclined lo censure the
business men for closing the stores at
that time. I 'll'ing the remainder of the
week tho stores nre kept open till 7
o'clock, while must of the laboring men
quit ill 5 o'clo k, thus making considerably longer hours tor the business men.
We do not believe anyone should begrudge them Hie half a day off, and after
the practice is generally known very little or no inconvenience need be occasioned by It,—Armstrong Advance.
MAY   24, 25, 26  HND 27.
Grand Military Parade and Sham Battle.
Lacrosse—Victoria vs. New Westminster.
International Baseball, Regatta.
Naval and Indian War Canoe Race», Four-oared Amateur Senior and Junior, n. C. Championship
The warships of the Pacific Squadrt 11 will be open to visitors.
Horse and Automobile  Parade,  Venetian  Water
Carnival and Firemen's Tournament.
Fireworks at Beacon Hill Park at 9 p. m.
SOU 111
Week Commencing' Monday, May ij.
Direct from Ricard's Australian Circuit
The Most Remarkable Animal Act over Presented    pm    *^t /m#c»
in conjunction with a Great Hill of §     /ivlo
Prices, 10c and 20c.
Broad Street,
Between Yates and Johnson.
©. Renz, Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort iu tlie 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.
Opeii eveiy evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission : 10 and 25c.
This Week
is the right time to instnl
because by putting tbe matter off indefinitely you are going without oue of tbe
greatest of modern conveniences. Leave
your order with us at once.
B.C. Eieetrie Ry Co.
Ice Cream and
Ice Cream Soda
Made Fresh Daily from PURE CREAM
We iuvito Uompnrison with tbe
Imported Article.
Open 8 11.111. to 12p.iu Suud iys excepted
The Nelson Hoard of Trade is making
a wise move iu abandoning the old style
of advertising by means of pnmplilets,
and following out thc scheme adopted by
oilier cities iu using newspapers exclusively for drawing iittontjon to tbe nil-
vantages of tbe city, bolli as a commercial point and a tourist resort. Wherever
ii has In en tried Ihe pamphlet  has been
discovered to bo hnrron of satisfactory
results, while on Iho other hand, newspaper advertising has accomplished all
that was desired. The public lake very
little interest in 11 pamphlet, bill will rend
well written arliclis in a newspaper,—
Nelson Economist,
And Heat Treatment
recommended by the medical faculty lor Rheumatism, Sciatica, Stiff Joints, etc. Apply to MISS
KI.l.ISON, 74 Port Street, victoria.
Telephone 1110 llalmoral ulock
Our Rooms are the most central, Hie
beBt furnished und most comfortable in
tbe cily.
Tbe famiuiH Poodle Dog Restaurant.
Cuisi.ie unexcelled.
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
Buutz Brothers
Marvellous Equilibrists
Wiley, Ferris & Co.
Premier Acrobats and Foot Jugglers
Wallace & Beech
Comedv Acrobats and Contortionists
"The Great Ingoma "
Tbe Laughing Kid.
Crnzy Dancing and Chair Balancing
J. W. Wood
The Ye talilo Comedian
Alice Wildermere
The charming balladist
Grace Williams
I'll) graceful Singer mil Dauser
ADMISSION: 15 Cts. and 25 Cts.
DAILY »,'«£
General admission ioc.
MATIN6B3   10C.   ALL   OVBR.
Management ol
Comedy  Acrobatic  Sinning and
Talking Act
Three- People in Novelty, I'p-lo-
Dale Sensational Wire Walking
Australian Magician
the Minstrel Mail.
Illustrnled Song.
New Moving Plenties,
Johnson Street.
Notes by
" Babette "
On Fashions and Fancies of the
Feminine World.
Dear Madge:—Since the reopening ol
the gay season we have had any amount
of smart social functions. Weddings,
dances, amateur theatricals, at homes,
etc.; in fact, of late it has been one continual whirl of gaiety. The next event
on the "tapis" is tbe annual 24th of May
celebration, but what a pity it is we are
not to have our usual water fete up the
Gorge! After much discussion, many
late sittings and meetings of the citizens, mayor and city fathers, it has
been finally decided that tho regatta shall
be held in the harbor. Society seems
upset at the announcement, for there
will be no gay naval launches and no receptions nt the pretty homes up the
Gorge. Many smart frocks in consequence must postpone their "bow to the
fashionable world" to some future date,
for who wishes to wear a delicate fluffy
of this pretty and inexpensive material
intended to be worn over slips of colored
silk, are increasing in popularity every
day. Some of these are supplemented
with lace, and in nearly every instance
the sleeves are of elbow length. The
elbow sleeve will be the vogue thnugh-
out the summer, although at present it
is chiefly confined to afternoon and evening gowns. It is, however, the most becoming form of manche imaginable, nnd
now that it is elaborately gathered or
"pouffed" on the shoulder it has been
luiopted with the utmost enthusiasm by
girls and dowagers alike. Another pretty
novelty here that attracted my attention
was the new shot belt buckle. These
buckles are made especially to be worn
with the new shot silk suits and are decidedly smart and neat. The Wes'vide's
new instalment of crepe de chene is cer-'
tainly attractive, and the colors d.Vight-
ful, especially the myrtle, reseda and
brown shades. But you seem to h'l.'e a
penchant for red or deep rose shade in
tnis material. I, however, have no *.incy
for these colors. Perhaps it is because
I used frequently to see, at social 'unctions last spring, a lady of ample proportions who always wore a gown of
red voile or crepe de chine, trimmed v 'th
strappings of white, I used "to 'Luik
always what a very smart bathing cos-
make of lace, known ns "silver lace," and
which at a distance really looks exactly
.ike silver.
ln Weiler Bros. I see they .uive a
great display of that pretty rustic hickory furniture that has become so popular for lawus and verandas. It is m.'de
up of a weather defying combination of
young hickory sapling frames, with
seats of woveu inner growth of hickory
bark. The chairs and settees! are particularly picturesque and artistic for gnr-
dens, and are quite inexpensive. In this
store alone they are also selling th se
wonderful "Lightning" i«e cream freezers. Really, if you do not possess one,
I advise you to invest at once; th»y are
simply splendid. 1 remember one very
hot day last summer when a number of
unexpected guests arrived. The heat
was actually too overpowering for tea,
so I bethought me of my new "Lightning
freezer," and believe me, that in 15 minutes' the worthy "Chou" served us -vith
tue most delicious ice cream. Bv. the
way, Madge, I am afraid this same in-
..spensible "Chou" will never truly embrace Christianity, although he has been
attending the mission for ever so long.
But he still tells the most awful lies
with thc greatest calmness you can
imagine. And when I explain tin. it is
a very wicked thing to fib, that win.n he
bonbons were never so dainty, the feminine heart yearns rather for something
less perishable as a souvenir; lt, thtre-
tore, accepts with more genuine satisfaction an offering of jewellery, or of
some lasting article, antique or clinrm-
ingly modtern.
Soon the camping season will be here;
the time when you pack up your tents,
outing utensils, etc., and betake yourselves "back to the woods" or seaside.
But before you go be sure and provide
yourself with some musical instrument;
1 would' suggest a graphopho'ne. I see
Fletcher Bros, advertise them, aud
really, Madge, they are a source of a
great deal of amusement during the summer evenings around a eamp fire.
Signor   C'lnndlo   iVnd   the   Margbcrita
Orchestra Will Perforin in Aid of
Anti-Tuberculosis Fund.
Signor Ernesto Clnndio, the well-
known professor of music, has arranged
a grand vocal and instrumental concert
Mr. H. Kent.
-1. Violiu Solo—Pantus'p,  or Scene   tfij
Knllet   0. De Bel
Signor K. dliiutllo.
5. Chltarrata (Danse Tarantella)..O. Saij
Mrs.   M.  H.  Rathonl,   Miss    Pope,
Christie, Miss Mitchell, Mr. H. BallJ
Second Part.
1. Valse de Concert—Uelsoinlno..G. Sj
Margherlta Orchestra.
2. Song     Selei]
Mrs.  R.  W.   Dunsmuir.
3. Recitative and Aria—Ernani...().  V|
Mr. A. T. Gore.
4. Violin Solo—L'Cccelllno suU'Abero
Sig. K. Clnndio.
5. Song  Seli'l
Mrs. R. W. Dunsmuir.
"God Save the King."
Margherlta Orchestra.
Madame Darrell the    noted pain
has returned! and may be consultedl
her rooms in the Gordon hotel.   She "
nounces that she will not ho here
lo'ng.   Madame Dau'ell has just concl
ed a very successful tour in the Soil
t No eredit j
-,       V/irORtAS POPUHf! $ TO fit
Cash J
The mere mention of such values and prices ought to insure big business in
every department to-day.   No need to emphasize the fact that our qualities
are always reliable, and styles and designs worthy and up-to-date.
eiHffon Alack Ruffs.
Ladies' Fancy Chiffon Neck
Ruffs, in Blaok, Crenm, nnd Black
and White mixed. Regular values,
$6.00 to 89.00 each.
Closing out price, $3.50.
Jap Crepe.
Fancy Japanese Crepe—tbe
new wash fabric for dresses and
Special price, 15c.
New Belt Sets.
6 dozen Fancy Gilt Belt Sets,
iu tbe latest designs, with buckle
back and front. Regular values,
50c to 75c each.
Closing out price, 25c.
"Harris" Tweed.
54-iuoh "Harris" Tweed iu
costume lengths only. Regular
values, $1.50 yard.
Closing out price, $1,00
Cotton Towels.
38 in. by 24 in. White Cotton
Towels, soft finish. Regular value,
20c each.
To clear, 15c.
White Matting.
Plain White Matting or
Basket Cloth, tbe popular
wash fabric for blouses.
Special value, 15c.
Linen Suitings.
Flaked Linen Crash for Blouse
Costumes, in Blue, Grey, Green
and Navy, 86 in. wide. Reg. value,
55c a yard.
Boys' Hose.
Boys' Black Ribbed Cotton Hose, with double heels,
knees and toes. Also another line
with double knitted legs. Regular 35c n pair.
Closing out price, 25c.
Closing out price, 40c.
Wrist Bags.
Ladies' New Leather WriBt
Bags, made m black seal, with
small purse enclosed. Regular
value, $1.00 each.
Closing out price, 75c.
Ladies' Hose.
In Fast Black Cashmere,
dnub|e heels and toes Reg. value,
10c pair.   To clear, 3 pair $1.00.
New Crepe de Chene
in colors Myrtle, Reseda
Brown, Navy and Black, 44
Inch per yard, 75c. $1.00
New Tweed Suitings. 44
in. in light shades of Blue,
Grey, Brown, Green and
Black with White
per yard 90c.
Striped Flannel Suitings,
54 in. wide, in Grey, White
and Navy, per yard, $1.25
44 in. Exclusive Suit lengths of
Cheek Basket Cioth.in Bine, Grey
Oxford, Roseda nud Champagne,
per yard,  $|.25
Exclusive Suit Lengths of Fancy
Tweed, in all tbe Latest Color
Effects, par yard, 90c.
Basket Cloth in Black, Brown,
Green and Navy, 44 inches wide,
per yard, 90c.
Cream Nun's Veiling, yd.   50c
Cream Serges, yard 60c, 90c, $1.25
Hygienic Nun's Veiling, in Cream
only thoroughly shrunk, per yd. 65c
Wool Delaine in both Cream and
Black, per yard 60c
Silk Eolienne in all the new color"
ings and Black, per yard, $1.25
MAY 13th, 1905
summer toilette for the first time ou a
dusty bridge, or embankment? Aud if
tha wind be high, we will certainly have
to sew lead weights in the hem of our
ssirts, if we want to be able to comfortably enjoy the regatta. And as for hats,
lliey will literally have to be tied on with
Speaking of veils reminds me of some
very pretty new veiling that I bought
at the Westside on my lnst shopping day.
lt is gauze veiling with fine crossbnr
thread and tiny chenille spots, with narrow woven border. Besides this style,
the Westside have any amount of pretty
black and white net nnd chiffou veiling,
just in, A feature of special interest
that 1 saw ut the same store was thc
new chiffon ruffle. Those in the round
boa style shaped with n dip behind are
specially designed to meet the demands
of the new sleeves, but the stole nnd
pelerine are nlso in evidence. The aim
of every woman is naturally to possess
herself at once of one of these new entrancing neck ruffs, and I must say I
was sorely tempted to Invest, especially
ns they were selling so cheap. 1 see
this store is advertising fancy Japanese
crepe, the new wash fabric, for onlv 15
cents a yard.    For summer wear robes
tume this particular gown would make
if it were "cut down," so to speak. In
fact it reminded one of au overgrown
chic French bathing frock. Yet I dure
say a pretty, pale shade of old rose • repe
do chine would make a charming afternoon gown, with very full pleated snirt,
the bodice being arranged with fichu
folds of crepe de chine and Irish lnce,
with chemisette of Irish lace. The un-
derslceves should be made also of .nsli
lace, while the upper parts are of the
crepe de chine reaching only to the elbows nnd finished there with finely
pleated frills and lace, and with long
pointed belt of rose velvet.
Deep, loose tucks become more and
more fashionable on afternoon ond livening gowns, made of soft, light materials,
ii..u a novelty is the use of wide silk
brnidou such fabrics. Braid heretofore
having been only seen on cloth, cashmere, or similar stuffs. The braid most
suitable for trimming union voile, etc.,
is silk diamond braid, which must exactly tone in with the shade of the material, Naturally, braid of a contrasting
color would not be admissible, though on
tailor-made costumes no such rule i.re-
vails, The new braids that I have seen
have an extra bright surface, and the
isame effect has been brought into a new
dies ho will go below, he simply says
with a knowing look in his eye, "How
you know?"
Tho jewellery store windows nre full
of new, fascinating novelties. With regard to the large gold lockets which
were so dear to our grandmother.;, and
which appear so utterly unottrictivo
when compared with the light and decorative jewellery of to-day, there is more
than n suggestion of them in the fashionable photograph pendants so much in
vogue, worn with charms on a slender
chain. Many of these pendants are
prettily set in diamonds or colored gems,
but many, again, are merely set in plain
gold with glass face. All the same, even
in their improved form they cannot be
said to be pretty ornaments. Fine
workmanship does not enter into the
making of such jewellery, and one
turus with relief to the beautiful enamel
a'nd the delicate gold ornaments set with
tiny precious stones, whicli are a welcome return to the Hmo when the art of
the goldsmith was at its best. When a
craftsman did not regard his vocation as
something to bo belittled as much as possible by turning out scamped work.
With thc wedding season approaching, the mii'.d turns to useful and fascinating gifts; and while fhe receptacles for
in aid of the A'nti- Tuberculosis Society,
which will take place in the Institute
hall on Wednesday evening next A
novel feature of the programme will be
the selections by the "Mnrgherita Mandolin' Club,' consisting of the following:
Violiu, Miss Brookes; first mandolins:
Mrs. D. Harris, Mrs. Shaw, Miss
Jenkins, Miss Suit; second mandolins:
Miss Lawaou, Miss Conway, Mr.
Itayuf, Mr. Oliver; guitars: Mrs. M. H.
Rathoui, Miss Christie, Miss Pope, Miss
Mitchell, Mr. H. Ball; pianoforteaccom-
puniest: Miss Gertrude Loewen; conductor, Signor Ernest Claudio.
The Mandolin Cluh will be assisted
by Mrs. R. W. Dunsmuir, Miss E. Sehl,
Miss G. Loewen, Mr. H. Kent and Mr.
A. Gore.
The programme will be as follows:
First l'art,
1. l''niiln«lii   (1. Snrtorl
Margherlta Orchestra.
2. Song—Roberto 11 Dlavolo  Weber
Miss E. Sehl, with violin obligato.
3. Sang—Rest Thee, Sad Heart..Del Rlego
J. AY. Power has bought Geo. D. Pil
ter's interest in tbe Queen Domini]
claim, Kaslo.
The  Kootenay Ore Company's    zi|
plant, situated on Kaslo Bay, is now
operation, and working   smoothly,
capacity at present is about 60 tons
day, but the building is designed to
able the capacity to be largely increasl
Results so far have averaged in prod!
tion of over 50 per cent, of zinc fr|
ores treated.
In    next    Saturday's number of
Week will appear in illustrated nitl
on the Revelstoke district by our speil
representative, Mr. Percy F. Godenri|
an  amusing rhyme entitled  "In  Nl
Blue," written and illustrated by JI
Emily Carr, and an original short si
by "L, R. Filz-G. C," in addition to|
usual complement of news, reviews
editorial comment.


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