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Advertise in THE WEEK
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A Provincial Review and Magazine.
NEW HOUSESfor Sale 3
A number ol new home*.  Modern In
every respect.
Easy monthly instalments.
40 Government Street.
Vol. III.   No.
One Dollar Per Annum.
A Review of Local and Foreign Events and Topics
by the Editor.
I Th* Valencia Wreck—The Lid On—Social Vampires—The American Press-
Crank Legislation—A flexlco Renaissance—Bernard Shaw on Marriage
Sarah Bernhardt Honoured—A Brilliant Canadian Girl—Bobbie Burns—
Spasmodlcus Involuntas—Kaien Island, Cayenne Pepper.
The attitude of the Dominion government with reference to the protection
of life on the West Coast of Vancouver
Irland stands condemned not only by
their political opponents but by every
member of their own party who is conversant with their record, and who has
not allowed the instincts of common
humanity to be stifled by the shibboleth of party. T* is only necessary to
read the manly and dignified protest of
the Liberals of Victoria who met on
Tuesday last, and asked the government to deprive the investigation into
the wreck of the Valencia of any par-
tlzan character by appointing an independent commission, to realize that
the case must be desperate. And so
1* Is, and yet not so desperate that the
Federal government is willing to give
the public even that limited amount of
satisfaction. No, the enquiry must be
conducted by, and the verdict pronounced by the paid officers of the defendants. A fair measure of the government's conception of what the Justice of the case demands. What are
the facts? That the west shore of
Vancouver Island Is a rocky, stormy,
coast, upon which the full fury of the
Pacific gales breaks, and towards
which, from the south part the Umatilla lightship, Beale Point and northwards to Leonard Islands, a strong
current flows. The Dominion government alone is responsible for the protection of this coast. How has it discharged its duty? i'he current In
question is not shown on any existing
chart, although tt is known to all the
captains plying along the coast, and
in spite of the fact that the soundings
all the way from Umatilla lightship to
Beale point are so similar in range as
to furnish little help in themselves to
enable a captain to locate his whereabouts. The only lights between Victoria and the entrance to the Straits
of Juan le Fuca, on the Canadian
side, are on Race Islands and at Cnr-
manah; the only other lights on the
West Coast are at Beale Point and on
Leonard Island near Clayoquot. Thus
does thc responsible authority discharge its obligations for the protection of seafarers along three hundred
miles of dangerous coast line. Nor
can this suplneness be laid at the door
of Ignorance, because no less than
eighteen times during the last ten
years has a wrecked vessel sent a cry
of warning and distress to the rock-
bcund shores, and nearly two hundred
perishing souls have prayed is vain for
the relief that never came. It Is not
merely the "flotsam and Jetsam" of
foundered vessels nnd sunken ciir;5oes
that have strewn the reefs, but one
by one the white faced messenger pallid and ghastly, has been tossed by
angry breakers on the Inhospitable
shores which gave no warning, and
afforded no shelter. On August 9th,
1MB, the S.S. Wiirrlmoo was wrecked
near Beale Point; on December 31st,
1895, the bark Janet Cowan south of
Carmanah, and seven lives were lost;
on January 29th, 1896, the schooner
Wanderer ln San Josef Bay; on April
26th, 1896, the schooner Katie at Holland Point; on October 3rd, 1806, the
schooner Otto near Kyuquot; on November 13th, 1896, the schooner Purl-
tan at Bonllla Point; on January 19th,
1897, the schooner Osprey at Brown's
Point at the entrance of Quatsino
Pound; on Mnrch 26th, 1897, the S.S.
Spinster In Sooke harbour, one life
lost; on December 8th, 1897, the schooner esta nenr Nittlnat; on December
10th, 1897, the S.S. Cleveland at Lynll
Point; in June, 1898, the schooner
Jane Grey at Kyoquot, all the passengers drowned, probably ten; in 1899
the barkentine Uncle John near Carmanah, at precisely the same spot as
the Valencia; on November 16th, 1900,
the barque Highland Light at Kyuquot; on October 26th, 1903 ,the S.S.
Wempe Bros., at Bonilla Point; on
February Uth, 1904, the schooner
Emma Utter near Leonard Island: on
December 13th, 1905, the Pass of Mel-
ford at Amphrytrlte Point, 25 lives
lost; on December 13th, 1905, the King
David on Bajo Reef, seven lives lost,
and on January 22nd, 1906, the S. S.
Valencia, between Carmanah and
Beiile Point, 117 lives lost. The significance of this list is not apparent
until It is analyzed, then we find that
ot eighteen total wrecks only six were
attended with loss of life, the passengers and crews getting safely to shore
in twelve instances. What a comment
on the terrible sacrifice of life on the
Valencia, with 36 hours In which to
effect a rescue, if only the necessary
oppliances had been available. This
record clearly proves that the West
Coast is only dangerous because un-
rrotected, and that if the victims of
twelve wrecks could get safe to land
with such appliances as are ordinarily
carried, then with the modern contrivances used wherever Intelligence
and humanity have been brought to
bear on life saving not one life need
have been sacrificed on the Valencia.
The Federal government has evidently
never heard that "Prevention is better
than cure." Instead of at least a dozen
lighthouses on the West Coast they
have just three. These are not equipped with lifeboats, lines, crews or anything by means of which a helping
hand can be extended to perishing
men. No wireless station for B. C.
although the government have twenty
In operation on the Atlantic coast and
the St. Lawrence. No fog horn, although the Lister has been in use all
over the world for many years, and
can be distinctly heard for twenty-five
miles. It may well be asked what,
then, has the Federal government
done; well, it must be admitted that
it has voted, and presumably paid,
$10,000 a year to a Salvage company to
enable them to rescue vessels and to
increase their business, but it neglected
to insert a clause in the contract requiring as much as one cent to be
spent onllfe saving. It furnished the
funds to hire n tug nnd cruise this
dangerous West Const with a cargo of
whiskey for the debituchment of the
doctors of Mr. Willlnm Sloan's constituency. It caused Instructions to
be wired to Mr. Paterson, keeper of
Bamfield station, thnt he must give
news concerning the wreck of the Valencia to Liberal papers only. It appointed its own paid servants to investigate its own criminal misdoings.
It refused an Independent enquiry.
Finally, it expresses Us "sympathy"
with the survivors and the relatives of
the victims. What more could the
most paternal government do? What
more could the province expect from
Its "solid seven" representatives?
They never promised nny attention to
wrecks, and coast protection. They
were returned on a guarantee thnt the
result would be speedy construction of
the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, and
It Is "humming." The whole story is
sickening, and stands alone as an unexampled Illustration of the callous Indifference of a responsible government
Ir.  the face  of appeals  the most  In
sistent and Intolerable of all that rend
the heart of humanity.
•   *   *
Our remarks of last week on the
subject of Mayor Morley's reform
propaganda have been misunderstood in
same quarters, although it seemekl to
us that they were clear and to the
point. The position is that th^ mayor's
conduct has been consistent with his
pre-election pledges, a rare enough
virtue in Canadian public life to be
noteworthy. No sooner did he find
himself in office than he proceeded to
do exactly what he declared on the
platform during the campaign he
should do, namely, "put the lid on,"
which means stop gambling and close
saloons on Sunday altogether. However much any section of the ratepayers may disagree with this policy
they cannot complain that it has been
sprung upon them as a surprise. There
is not a voter in the city who did not
know that Mayor Morley would follow
this line of action if electejd; therefore
if blame there be it rests not on him but
on the ratepayers who elected him, and
since it required a majority to place him
in power it is simply a case of majority
rule, to which no valid objection can
be raised in civilized society. There is,
however, one other point not to be lost
sight of—the mayor is not legislating;
he is simply administering the law, a
thing he has sworn to do, and surely if
a man is allowed to have a conscience
he may be allowed to act on its dictates.
Probably some of the kickers are not
aware that the police have to subscribe
to the following oath when taking office:
"I do swear that I will well and truly
serve our Sovereign Lord the King in
the office of police constable, without J
favour or affection, malice or ill-will, |
and that 1 will, to the best of my
power, cause the peace to be kept and
preserved, and will prevent all offences
against the persons and properties of
His Majesty's subjects, and that while
I continue to hold the said office I will,
to the best of my skill and knowledge,
discharge all the duties thereof faithfully according to law. So help me
Let us be reasonable. Is it fair and
can it be defended that we should ask
a chief magistrate and the whole police
force to violate their oaths of office
and connive at breaches of (he law
because we do not agree with some of
its provisions. Obviously there ere
only two courses open to people /ho
object to the present laws regula ing
gambling and the liquor traffic, ei'h;r
to get these laws amended or to licet ■>
complaisant mayor who will win* -it.
their non-enforcement. As long as
they are on the statute book? ihey
should be enforced. Failure to do ibis
brings the statutes into contempt end
weakens the whole moral fibre ot the
community. The Week is by no nv ..ns
enamored of the laws as thev stand
and would welcome certain ch'tnges
more in line with the general se.l'.iinc«lt
of thc community, but it is still less
enamored of any systematic evasion of
its provisions and enactments as detrimental to the public interest.
''High Sassiety" is not entitled to an
does not receive much sympathy from
thc average man and woman. Its foibles, its selfishness, its extravagance,
its luxurious ease, and too often its
gilded vice, have brought it beneath
the contempt of the majority of honest
men and women, who in some way
have to toil in this work-a-day world,
and manage to retain their regard for
purity and the homely virtues which
are scarcely fashionable now. Still
whatever the shortcomings of the
"nouveau riche" and the "jeunesse do-
rec" one cannot but rejoice at the Nemesis which overtakes social vampires
like Colonel Mann of Town Topics
fame, who has prostituted a noble calling to the vilest uses and indirectly
pandered to vice and crime by rendering them immune from exposure. This
precious scoundrel, who has fattened
on the blood money of American millionaires fnr years, has at last been
"laid hy the heels," thanks to the courage of Mr. Collier, and if he gets even
a tithe of his deserts he will cool them
in a felon's cell for a long term. His
course, of procedure was inimical to
ery social interest, and would ultimately have found imitators in every class.
The old adage comes in appropriately,
"good riddance to bad rubbish."
• »   •
The American press receives a
lot of harsh criticism at the hands of
Englishmen and Canadians, most of
which is richly deserved. Its sensationalism, its exaggeration, and, oftentimes, its manipulation, stand out prominently and disgust thoughtful readers
possessing any sense of decency. The
American press, however, is imprbving,
and, impelled by the irresistible influence of an advancing public opinion, is
slowly but surely emerging from that
period of worse than medievial darkness and ignorance in which it has lingered altogether too long. Half a
dozen papers could be named today
which are a credit to; journalism, such
as the New York Evening Post, the
Philadelphia Ledger, the Minneapolis
Journal and the San Francisco Examiner. To these on a smaller plaform
may be added two Washington state papers, which are rapidly forging to the
front as fearless exponents of public
opinion and independent critics of
things as they are and as they ought
not to be. We refer to the Spokesman Review and the Seattle P. I. It
is refreshing in view of the graft and
wire-pulling which are the usual concomitants of a so-called inquiry to find
the Seattle P. I. roundly rating the
Pacific Coast Steamship Co. for their
delinquencies in connection with the
wreck of the Valencia and reporting
fully the most damaging evidence adduced in the enquiry now proceeding. This was hardly expected and
stands out in favorable contrast to the
action of the Federal government in
its endeavour to balk an independent
investigation lest it should reveal the
turpitude and flagrant neglect of the
responsible parties. For once the despised alien is shaming men who are
British subjects, but who, let us lope
for the credit of the race, cannot claim
British ancestry.
* *   *
The General Assembly of the State
of Ohio, or at any rate a section, has
gone mad. Inoculated with the virus
of Dr. Eliot Norton, some members
have introduced a bill, under the provisions of which persons suffering from
incurable diseases or from injuries
from which there is no hope of recovery, may be legally chloroformed to
death or killed in any other way which
physicians may design. A clause should
be added classifying those persons who
should be fit subjects for the treatment
proposed, and the first on the list should
be "crank legislators."
Two news items which appear side
hy side in an American pournal possess
special interest for Canadians. The
first tells of Canadian investments in
Mexico, the second of thc entry of the
United States Steel Corporation into
the country of the Aztecs. Many
people owe all their knowledge of this,
one of the most fascinating countries
in thc world, to Lew Wallace's books,
"Montezuma," or "The Fair God." A
few have read of its fantastic tradition
and its fabulous riches in thc pages of
Prcscott. All who have taken even a
glimpse into its history have been fas-
cinted with its rich lore and have
found the glamour of ils subtle interest
thrown over them. It is the one old
corner of thc New World which has a
glorious and only half revealed past
The twentieth century is witnessing its
rejuvenescence. Instead of the hidden
treasures of the Incas it is the buried
treasures of nature that are being unearthed. Mountains of iron and copper, of silver and gold, are being dug
and delved. Rivers are being dammed,
waterfalls harnessed and railways built,
all to enable one of the richest mineral
sections of the continent to enter the
industrial world and emerge from the
period of indolent ease and enervating
luxury which has lasted for more than
a thousand years. It is a veritable
renaissance. More than $70,000,000 of
Canadian capital has been expended in
the republic during the last ten years.
President Diaz has proved himself a
particularly strong and wise ruler. Under his guidance both life and property
have been rendered safe. The latest
move is by the U. S. Steel Corporation, who have purchased the famous
Iron Mountain of Durango and hope to
establish there another Pittsburg, which
will dominate the South American trade
and in course of time all trade passing
through Panama to the Orient. Truly
"ine thoughts of men are widened
With the process of the suns."
»  *   *
We have our own ideas on the subject
of marriage and have no hesitation in
expressing them. If the conclusions of
Bernard Shaw are correct we have everything to learn on this subject of perennial interest and vital importance.
Until, however, he can find at least one
other fanatic as crazy as himself to support his views we shall continue to
hug our sweet delusions and to believe
that we may possibly be as near the
truth as he is after all. The following quotation from the sage's latest utterances will justify our temerity in
venturing to differ from him. He
says: "It is a woman's business to get
married as soon as possible and a man's
to keep unmarried a long as he can,
The confusion of marriage with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any
other single error. Marriage is the
most licentious of human institutions;
that is the secret of its popularity."
*  *  *
That Sarah Bernhardt is a great actress no one will deny. That she is a
great woman may well be a subject on
which opinions will differ. To have
elicited a personal advertisement from
the Premier of Canada probably settles
the matter for rather more than half of
the people of this Dominion, though
whether the verdict will be accepted
with the same childlike faith throughout the world may also be a matter of
opinion. Harvard University shares
the opinion of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and
at Boston last week presented the divine Sarah with a gold medal "in recognition of her great services to
French life and history." Thc medal
has heretofore been given only to men
of eminence, Sarah being the first woman to receive one. Shades of Ros-
scau, Voltaire, Bosseut, Hugo, to say
nothing of Georges Sands! And the
books.were closed.
The Montreal Herald has on its staff
a writer who regularly contributes literary sketches possessing a rare grace
and distinction. They are characterized hy beauty of diction and loftiness
of thought, and through them runs a
vein of philosophy not unlike that which
pervades      Haiti      Friswell's    "Gentle
(Continued on page 8.)
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i                                                                                                                H706   X THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1906.
At The Street   *)
"Companies Act, 1897."
What Is the Tourist Association
about? I saw a spirited notice in one
of the papers the other day, which
would incline the casual reader to suppose that this association had been
working hard (or the benefit o£ Victoria. Imagine my astonishment when
I was talking to some gentlemen who
had arrived from Winnipeg. One o£
these was kind enough to give me his
opinion on the matter. Apparently our
Tourist Association neglect the Manitoba district in favor of California,
where they flood the tourist resorts
with pamphlets. I learnt that adver-
tsiements of the excellent climate of
Los Angeles had been published broadcast in Winnipeg, and that there had
been people staying in Victoria, on
their way through, who had been Induced to remain here because they did
not think that they could better themselves, They had never had any news
of this place. Whose fault is that? I
believe that the Tourist Association
have a secrtary resident in the town
who has achieved a big success in the
States on tourist lines. Somebody
should give him a gentle intimation
that it would he better for Victoria if
a few more "glad hands" were extended to our neighbors of Manitoba. By
the way the little tin god of Canada
(Which runs on wheels) might do something in this line by granting a long
term return ticket from Manitoba to
the coast; there are many people who
would be glad to take advantage of
their offer provided that they gave a
six months' return ticket.
Is it true what I hear whispered
about town? People say that Mrs.
Jenkins Is after all really disqualified
from sitting on the school board as a
trustee. I am Informed that on the
strength of a dog licence, taken out by
a neighbor, she was qualified to vote,
but was not thereby qualified to sit.
She has no property. That Is what
some people say; my business is to report what I hear on the street corner;
and I heard that.
I do not pose as a moralist; I often
give vent to very severely moral suggestions which are given to me by
others. But ln this case I am going
to give voice to my own personal opinion. I think that the practice of allowing small children to tour about the
country in a theatrical company should
be discontinued. It is not fair to any
of the parties concerned, especially the
manager. The children, and I speak
from a considerable amount of experience here, as I have been more than
once associated with stage prodigies,
are in nearly every case ruined from
a point of view of future life; they
are taught to believe that they are
stars. As children they earn good
money, but when they come to older
years they find that they cannot get
the wages they expect. The audience
■On the other hand, flock to the theatre
to see the "kids" play, and* because
they realise that they are only "kids"
they kindly applaud stuff which would
not be tolerated for a moment under
:any other conditions.
I was glad to see In a local paper that
Mr. Levy Is going to enlarge his premises and open a really first class
restaurant on Government street. This
Is a thing which Victoria has long
wanted; there are several places where
tl Is possible to get a satisfying meal,
but not many where the guest feels
that the accommodation Is quite "up
to the mark." All luck to Mr. Levy
on this venture.
"Blood Is thicker than water." A
dispatch from Reno tells that Princess
Chlnqullla, who not so long ago was
nightly entertaining Victorians at the
discarded the habllaments of
^^y»»^<V^M^% W^N^»»M^^»V»« <|*/MMVN«>m
Province of British Columbia.
No. 327.
THIS is to certify that "The London
and Provincial Marine and General
Insurance Company, Limited," is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effect
all or any of the objects of the Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company   is
situate at the City of London, England.
The amount of the capital   of   the
Company is £1,000,000, divided into 100,-
000 shares of £10 each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Victoria,
and Robert Ward and Company, Limited Liability, commission merchants,
whose address is the same, is the attorney for the Company.
Given  under  my  hand  and seal  of
offica at  Victoria, Province of British
Columbia,   this  29th  day  of  January,
one thousand nine hundred and six.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies,
(a.) To insure ships, vessels and craft,
and also goods, merchandise, freight,
earnings and property of every description against all marine risks, and
also against risks of transit by land or
by sea, or by Inland waters, or partly
by the one and partly by the other or
others, including fire, war, rovers, reprisals and all other risks of a like
nature, and also against risks of
transit by post, whether alone or in
connection with some other mode of
transit, and also against risks to goods
or property while stored on land or
water for safe custody, exhibition, sale
or any other purpose, and whether in
connection with any transit or not:
(b.) To carry on the business of insurance against loss, accident, injury,
risks, acts, events and contingencies of
every description (except life insurance
within the meaning of the Life Assurance Companies' Acts, 1870 to 1872),
and to grant guarantees and indemnities:
(c.) To reinsure any risks or liabilities undertaken by the Company, and
to reinsure any company, firm or person against risks or liabilities of a
kind which this Company Is empowered to insure against:
(d.) To make advances upon the security of any ship, vessel or craft,
whether in a state of completeness for
prosecuting any voyage or undertaking or not, or upon any goods, merchandise, property or rights, and generally to carry on commission business:
(e.) So far as necessary or convenient
for the purpose of carrying on the
business of the Company, to purchase,
take on lease or In exchange, hire or
otherwise acquire for any estate or
interest, any lands, buildings, real and
personal property of any kind, and to
sell, lease or otherwise deal with the
same, and to erect, alter and maintain
any buildings on such lands:
f.) To enter into partnership or any
joint-purse arrangement, or any arrangements for sharing profits, union
of interests, or co-operation with any
company, firm or person carrying on,
or proposing to carry on, any business
or transaction within the objects of
this Company, and to acquire and hold
shares, stock or securities of any such
company, and to sell, hold, re-Issue or
otherwise deal with the same:
(g.) To acquire by purchase, for cash,
shares or otherwise, the whole or any
part of the business of any company,
firm or person carrying on any business which this Company is authorised
to carry on:
(h.) To form or assist in the formation of any company or association
formed to acquire the undertaking of
this Company, or any part thereof, or
any Interest therein:
(I.)  To do all    such    matters   and
f Boots and Shoes
Our Boots and Shoes are better than a Policeman
for protection, because they hold tight—Waterproof. Now, is not a day too soon to buy them
for cash brings the prices down.
30 pairs Men's Invictus Kangeroo Bluchers at $5 a pair.
80 pairs Men's Invictus Pat. Colt Bluchers at $6 a pair.
60 pairs Men's Box Oalf Goodyear Welts at $3 a pair.
30 pairs Men's Dong. Lace, good Qua ty, $2.50 a pair.
130 pairs Boys' Strong Boots, no rip or tear, $2 a pair.
90 pairs Ladies' Dong. Kid Pat. Tip Lace, $2 a pair.
60 pairs Ladies' Dong. Common Sense Heel, {3 a pair.
We Are Giving Some Great Bargains in
Sample|Boots and Shoes.
85 Douglas Street.
Odd Fellows' Block
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land: Commencing
at a post marked northeast corner, situated on the left bank of the Skeena
river, 200 chains below the confluence
Victoria Agents for the
  Nanaimo Collieries.
of the Bulkley and Skeena rivers, run- Best Household New Wellington Coal
ning 20 chains east, thence 20 chains   Lump or gack) per ton     ,,  ., $6i50 j
south, thence west to the bank of the   ^ Coal        ^ ^
Skeena  nver,  35   chains   thence    foi- j pea Coal        ton H5fjl
lowing the meandenngs of the river, up 1      ...       '.*,,      . ,  „        .    -'.
■    Also Anthracite tioal for sale at
The Original Grand View
Opposite C, P, R. Depot.
Bass's Celebrated Burton Ale on Draught.
"Au 'orderly' house kept by an 'orderly' man." j
clvllzation"and garbed as Mahala went. things as are incidental or conducive
out amongst the Plutes." The re-1 to the attainment of the above objects,
stralnts of civllzatlon were for the time  or any of them.
forgotten; for the first time In many j ,	
years she was able to speak the tongue
she first heard when strapped to the,    Notlce ,g hereby given that, 60 days
back of her mother.   "I am an Indian,
she said, "and I like all   Indians.   I
wanted to see my people here, and so
stream, to point of commencement, con
taining 120 acres more or less.
Hazelton, B. C, Dec. 8, 1905,
JOHN C. K. SEALY, Locator.
current rates.
Office, 34 Broad St.; wharf, Store
'PHONE 647.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the following! described lands,
situated about three miles southeast from Little Canyon of the Skeena river and adjoining Copper river,
described as commencing at a post _m__^^^_^^____
marked "initial post" of L. Shaw,! We will be prepared on and after
southwest corner, thence 80 chains j January 15th, 1906, to furnish all offices,
north, thence 80 chabs east, thence J barber shops, hotels, private residences,
80  chains  south,  thence  80  chains; etc., with Soap, Towels, and all Toilet
Necessities.   Our wagons will visit all
parts of the city each day.
Toilet Supply
I went."   White people   might   learn
something from this sort of alnguage.
"What is the difference between a
stamp and a lawyer?" I was asked
the other day. I failed to answer. I
knew that both were sticky, but that
did not constitute a difference; so I
gave It up. "Well, the first Is legal
tender," I was told, "and the second is
a legal tough."
"He has no enemies," you say;
My friend, your boast Is poor.
He who hath mingled in the fray
Of duty that the brave endure,
Must have  made  foes!    If he  hath
Small is the work that he hath done.
He has hit no traitor on the hip;
He has cast no cup from perjured lip;
He   has   never   turned the wrong to
He has been a coward In the fight.
after date, I Intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase
Section 17, Township 7, Coast Range 5,
Bulkley Valley, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated  February  1st,  1906.
fel R. J. McDONELL.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I Intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase
the following described land, situate
on the mainland, opposite Kaien Island,
Skeena District, B ,C: Commencing
at a post planted on the north side of
Kloyah River, about 50 feet from its
mouth, and marked "W. McK.'s N. W.
corner"; thence east 80 chains; thence
south 40 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence north 40 chains to point of commencement; containing 320 acres, more
or less.
del4 W.  McKENZIE.
Port Simpson, B. C, November 27th,
west to point of beginning, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 25, 1906,
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Notice Is hereby given that, 60 days
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Works for permission to purchase the
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corner"; thence 80 chains east; thence
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Phone 211. THE WEEK, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 3, 1906.
Happenings From the Rockies to the Pacific Coast.
Safe and Sound—Hoodlumism—Keremeos the Golden—The Rossland
Gasometer—A Competent Official—Money in Fruit—The Coal City
The Capital of Kootenay—Shatford to Retire—Selfishness Personified—The Fight for a Pass—Another St. Eugene.
On dit that a movement ;s on foot
to raise t*,e sum of $1,000 for the purpose of presenting a suitable testimonial
to the inspector of hulls at the p.>rt of
I Victoria for having condemned tne
steamer Charmer and notified the owners that she must be taken off the
Sound run until a new hull is built.
I We hear that this ancient tub has been
sunk twice and resurrected twice with
a new name. Last time it was sug-,
gested that it should be rechristened,
"The Charmed Life." If resurrected|
this time it will be renamed the "Hully
Gee." By the way, condemned vessels
are not an entire loss to the steamship
companies, and the hull of the Charmer
might join its mate, the hull of the
Clallam, which was built into a residence on Shoal bay for Mr. Hall.
What price the "Whatcom" for the
boneyard? On the principle that prevention is better than cure, it would
"cost" less to sink this rotten hulk
empty than with several hundred passengers on board.
• •   •
One of the results of the injudicious
training of children in this country is
the steady growth of hoodlumism. Recently there have been numerous complaints on this score. Chief Jarvis of
Nelson has had his hands full on several occasions. During the municipal
election in Grand Forks a fortnight ago
te h police had trouble also. We
believe it due to two causes—the
surrender of the schools to women
teachers and the neglect of parents to
enforce discipline at home. Martin
Burrill has this to say on the subject:
"The fact of the matter is there are
youngsters, little and big, in the town
whose disorderliness has been steadily
grdwing worse, and we are reaping the
fruits of an habitual laxity on the part
of those whose business it is to keep
them to check. Everyone will wake
allowance for exuberance of animal
spirits, but the boy who is allowed all
sorts of licenses on the streets and in
public meetings runs a serious danger
of being a public pest later on in life.
When Harold Nelson was here he saddled the faults of the juveniles on the
school teachers, but where the jurisdiction of the teacher ends that of the
parents and public officials begins, and
there is need ,and sore need, of a strong
lesson or two being read along these
»   •   «
A new townsite has been laid out in
this Garden of Eden, and we shall be
surprised if a single lot remains unsold
in six months from now. It seems a
pity to plant a town here. A model
rural village, with every house in its
ten-acre lot would be an ideal condition for Keremeos the Golden.
• •   »
Mr. Smith Curtis has earned the
popular cognomen of "the Rossland
gasometer." For a man who has retired from politics he inflated a fairly
large gas bag at Ymrr, but after floating all over the province it has finally
fallen to earth as empty as when it
started. Mr. Curtis seems to have
learned nothing since he went out of
I politics three years ago, not even that
I his own statement as to that shifting
j section line in the Flathead valley will
carry no weight against the sworn affidavit of John McLatchie. If Mr.
Curtis must talk, and it seems to be
his safety valve, he might try to give
the public something new.
• *   *
Mr. W. J. Goepel was spoken of in
the house as a most competent and able
auditor. He is more than that, one of
the hardest working and most incor-
ruptable public servants in the province. He who would get the better of
Mr. Goepel must rise early. He is at
present inspecting the agencies in the
• •   •
Those who think that the talk about
I fruit growing in Kootenay is more or
less hot air may be surprised to learn
that it is a profitable industry.   The
Kootenay Ice, Fruit and Poultry Company, with headquarters in Nelson, cia
just paid its fourth dividend of 10 per
cent, per annum.   Not a bad showing
fr an infant industry.
«   •   •
Fernie is forging ahead at a great
pace and is easily one of the most p'os-
perous towns in the interior.  The yearly balance sheet, which has just been
' published, shows a balance of asets over
I liabilities amounting to $1,282. The recent municipal election was productive
of a strenuous fight, and the coal company's nominee s were beaten all along
the line. The council is now composed
of pioneers who have been with the
place from the grass roots up and can
, be implicitly relied on to protect the
ratepayers from the most corrupt and
I tyrannical corporation in the West.
• •   »
Nelson is one of the loveliest little
cities in British Columbia and is also
one of the most progressive. John
Houston has contributed more to its
prosperity than any man, and it is a
matter of keen regret to all but his
political opponents that he is not now
presiding over its municipal affairs.
Those who think that his party are appreciably weakened are counting without their host. A careful scanning of
the returns of the late municipal election shows that sixteen votes transferred from the one ticket to the other
would have given his old progressive
party the mayoralty and a majority on
the council. This margin is narrow
enough to demonstrate the vitality of
John Houston's influence. Apropos of
the growth of the city, Nelson now
takes the position as the third city of
the province. The gross postal revenue
from the Nelson postoffice for the year
ending June 30th was $16,292. New
Westminster comes next with $12,343;
I Vancouver leads with $98,016, and Victoria follows with $56,771.
• »   •
The Hedley Gazette is responsible for
the statement that Mr. R. W. Shatford will retire from public life at the
close of the present session. It is
understood that his extensive business
interests in the Okanogan bailey require
the whole of his time. His retirement
will be regretted both by his constituents and by the house, as he has been
most energetic and businesslike in his
attention to his parliamentary duties.
It is probable that E. Bullock-Webster
of Keremeos will contest the seat in the
Conservative interest, although many
people would like to see the veteran
settler, Frank Richer, in the field, and
he would make a much stronger candidate.
• *   *
The farmers in the upper Okanagan,
or at any rate some of them, are complaining because the government veterinary inspector has slaughtered a
number of horses which he found to
be suffering from glanders. Such a
kick is unreasonable, surely. The only
ground on which an objection entitled
to one moment's consideration could be
based is that the diagnosis of the inspector was wrong. Failing that, it is
the height of selfishness to protest
against a course in which the government has no option once the existence
of the disease is established.
• *   *
It is astonishing how eager the rival
railway companies are for possession
of the passes over the Hope mountains.
Up to a year ago it was impossible to
induce anyone to build. The Maclean
Bros, have had the Coast-Kootenay
charter five years and have done
nothing. Now the V., V. & E. people
have got to work they suddenly find
that they want the same pass. Whatever may be thought of the V, V. & E,
assuredly the Coast-Kootenay company
are not entitled to the slightest consideration. It is a scandal that they have
been allowed to hold their charter so
• •   •
F. M. Black and Charles Mackay of
Nelson have formed a company for the
purpose of tracing the St Eugene
veins under Moie lake. If they succeed, and there is no geological improbability, they will have a second St
The Pollards have come and gone,
and there is no doubt that a large proportion of the population of Victoria
availed themselves of the,, opportunity
of seeing these talented Lilliputians.
Their work was well executed and the
Geisha was undoubtedly very ably performed. Next week the Mack Swain
Theatre Company will occupy the
boards, presenting on Monday, February sth, and following days the
"Lady of Lyons," "East Lynne" and the
"Sidewalks of New York,"
There is a great opportunity for Victorians who intend visiting Vancouver
in the near future to see some really
good work in "grand opera." Henry
Savage on Thursday, February 15th, at
the opera house, Vancouver, will open
with "Lohengrin;" on Friday he will
stage "Rigoletto," finishing on Saturday with a matinee performance of
"Tannhauser," and an evening performance of "Faust." The rates will be from
$1 to $3, and there will be special excursion tickets issued from all quarters.
The Watson Stock Company last
Saturday evening concluded a very successful tour on the Island. At the
opera house in Nanaimo and Ladysmith
they were received on each evening by
crowds. So successful, in fact, was
their tour that they purpose a repetition of it very soon. That their return was welcomed was very evident
from the numbers seen in the Watson
theatre at their performance of "Sherlock Holmes." This reproduction of
three incidents in the life of the world-
famous detective was staged with great
success by the popular company. Richard Scott as Sherlock Holmes put in
some of his best work; Harry Pollard
in the role of Professor Moriarity was
also distinctly good, while Albert J.
Watson as Sidney Price was absolutely
inimitable. During the latter part of
the week they appear in "British Born,"
and on Monday next they will represent
a farce comedy entitled "A Victim of
Circumstances," concluding with the
sensational comedy drama, "The Irish
At the Grand theatre the "great hit"
has been the performance of Marshall
and Lorraine, who have held the boards
in a very clever Bowery skit. The lady
is to be complimented on her extremely
able representation of "the tough girl."
Marshall plays the actor in distress.
The Hades Russian dancers at this
theatre have been giving a very effective, pretty and national display of
their country's dance. Ostrander certainly is entitled to his claim that he
is the king of the mandolin. Miss Alice
Wildermere appears in the song,
"Leave Her Picture on the Wall,"
which she rendered with her usual good
taste. The Cox family, represented by
three girls and a boy, give sa very
good turn in a "surprise quartette."
i 1 he boy does a solo in which he is
1 irresistable.
I    At  the   Savoy theatre  the  hits  this
j week have been Maude LeBlanche ,the
I balladist; Weaver and Bryant in their
! sketch,  "The  Gay  Mr.  Howell;"  but
j certainly the great event of the  week
j has been the performance of the Malvern trio.   The acrobatic feats of the
last mentioned have been   marvellous;
those   who  have  not  witnessed  them
should make a point of attending tonight.   Next week the Savoy will offer
an  entirely  new  and  attractive    programme.
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SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY   3,   1906.
Vancouverites take the greatest delight in showing their city to tourists
, and visitors and proudly point to its
fine buildings, parks, etc. But there is
one thing to which they do not point.
Vancouver's sidewalks are a public disgrace to any modern city. In front of
one business block we find a nice piece
of concrete walk; in front of the next
block will be rotten old boards which
absorb the rain and slush in the wet
season. This is the case all over the
business section, but in the residential
sections we find long stretches of fine
concrete walks. Why do not the city
fathers build some of these walks where
they are most needed and would be
most used? Granville, Hastings and
Cordova streets all have their share of
disgrace. On Granville street, near
Dunsmuir, there is one piece of sidewalk which would disgrace Steveston,
and on the northeast corner of Homer
and Hastings is another bad piece.
Cannot something be done to remedy
this state of affairs?
»   •   *
A fe w weeks ago Victorians were
smiling at Vancouver, for Vancouverites
had to be good on Sundays and no
drinks after 1 a. m. Now Victoria has
got a pair of the same boots, and it's
Vancouver's turn to smile, but the residents of the Capital City cannot see
where the joke comes in.
• *   *
For some time past reports have been
current that everything in the local
militia was not as it should be, and
these reports have become so frequent
that in our next issue The Week will
deal with the question, giving the
charges and the replies by the proper
officers, ,
Much speculation was caused a few
weeks ago when it was announced that
A. H. B. Macgowan, M. P. P., had
purchased a large piece of waterfront
property just west of the sugar refinery.
It was reported that the deal was on
behalf of the Great Northern railway,
who would construct docks there. This
report was promptly denied, and since
tliat time the real estate speculators
have been guessing. Mr. Macgowan
has nothing to say regarding his plans,
but The Week is reliably informed that
in the course of a few weeks construction of immense new docks will be
commenced on the property. The
docks will be the finest and largest in
Vancouver, and construction will be
rushed with all possible despatch,
These docks will be used by the new
New Zealand-Canadian liners and possibly by the China-Mutual and some
other large steamship lines. Whether
or not the Great Northern railway will
have any special privileges, in connection with these docks, is not known.
• •    •
Mr. and Mrs. Tidy of Ninth avenue
entertained a large number of friends
at their home on Friday evening in honor of their silver wedding.
Thc "pioneers'" dance in O'Brien's
hall on Thursday evening was a great
success, a large number of old-timers
and many others being present.
• ■»,•■•»
Mrs. Powell Roberts was the hostess
of a large "at-home" at her residence
on Se aton street last Friday afternoon,
The    rooms    were    most    tasteful'.v
decorated for the occasion.
• •   •
In Christ church on Wednesday
morning the rector officiated at the
marriage of Charles H. Wilson and
Miss Eva M. L. Peters. The happy
couple took the afternoon boat for Victoria, en route for Puget Sound and
California for the honeymoon.
• •   •
Last evening the Garmet Workers
and Laundry Workers' unions gave a
dance in Pender hall.
• »   •
The annual ball of the Electrical
Workers' Union will take place in
Pender hall next Monday evening.
• •   ♦
The annual ball of the Vancouver
Pipers' Society took place in Pender
hall on Tuesday evening and was a
grand success. Several Scottish dances
were on the programme, but this was
well arranged and everybody went
away voting the pipers to be "jolly good
• *    •
Mrs. Ponsford of Broughton street
entertained a large number of her
young friends at a party on Thursday
evening.   Dancing and games made a
pleasant evening pass quickly.
• •    •
Mrs. Steele was the hostess of a
charming card party at her home on
Friday evening,
• •   »
The Misses Lawson gave a small
dance on Saturday evening in honor
of their guest, Miss Wilson of Victoria.
• •    •
The marriage of Mr. Jesse James
Montman of Ladner and Miss Sarah
Abbott took place in this city on Tuesday evening. Rev. Dr. Fraser was the
officiating minister, and the principals
were attended by Mr. Jesse Plevis and
Miss Pierce, respectively.
It was a raw day in late April and
there was a cheerful fire in the grate
at Bingham's, before which sat a council of the elders of the district, reinforced by several of the clergy round
about. The colonel's gout was so
much better that he was able to be out
with his cane to lean on, and he hobbled
over to Bingham's and entered, as was
his wont, unexpected and unannounced.
He was greeted courteously by the
assembly and offered a seat, but not—
rather probably through accident than
intent—one next to the fire. The
colonel did not appear to notice this
but glanced good-humoredly over the
assembled blackcoats.
"I declare," he said, "I never see a
whole lot of ministers and deacons sitting round a fire but I think of living
over at Bunktown that year that Deacon Davenport's boy turned prodigal
son. Deacon Josh was a very decent,
God-fearing man, but he was hasty,
pretty middling hasty, and in times of
sore trouble was apt to use sharp expressions.
"His eldest son, Bill, gave him a
great deal of anxiety. Pretty lively
chap was Bill, those days, and he got
into the way of going to the circus and
seeing the folly of it, as they say. This
laste dsome time and the deacon got
madder and madder about it, and finally Bill came home pretty late and considerably worse for wear, so to speak.
The deacon turned loose on him and
wound up by showing him the outside
door of the house and bidding him go
forth and never darken it again.
"'But, father,' says Bill, T ain't got
no place to go to. Where shall I go?'
. " 'Go,' says the deacon, just boiling over, 'go where you have been going for the past year, right straight to
Hades, for all of me.'"
There was an uneasy sit among the
black-coated ones, but the colonel did
not pause to apologize for the deasdn's
language, but went on with his story.
"That's what he told him," he said,
"and so far as I know Bill he went. At
any rate he wasn't seen around Bung-
town for a year. Long before that the
old gent repented his haste and would
have done anything to get his son back.
"There came an evening 'long about
April of that year, an evening rather
raw, good deal like this, and they had
a minister's meeting over at Deacon
Joshuas house. 'Long about 9 o'clock
there came a knock. Mandy, the old
black servant they'd always had in the
family, opened the door and sung out:
"'Bless the Lawd, if it ain't Marse
Bill done come home.    Come right in,
Marse Bill, yo' daddy's here, and he'll
be powerful glad to see yo'.'
"So Bill he came in. Guess Bill
had been eating husks for some time
by the looks of him. Looked pretty
pale and shivered a little. The ministers and deacons didn't think much
of the way Bill carried on, and there
didn't one of them get up, but Bill's
father rushed right out and grabbed
him and hauled him into the room.
"Bill smiled kinder faintly and said:
'Well, father, I've been about where you
told me to go. You said fo right
straight to Hades, and I reckon that's
about where I've been for the last
"The deacon was a good deal moved,
but he thought he'd better treat the
matter lightly in the presence of company, so he said:
" 'You was a good boy to mind your
poor old dad. So you went straight
down to that place, did you? Well,
how did you find things down there?"
" 'Well, says Bill, looking at the row
of black-coats between him and the
hearth and shivering again, 'twas about
the same down there as it is up here.
There were so many ministers and deacons sitting around hat I couldn't get
near the fire.'"
(There was a scraping of chairs as
the colonel finished.)
Many years ago a young man who
was living in Northumberland made up
his mind to tramp to London to gain
the living which was always so easy to
find in the city whose streets were
paved with gold. He reached Market,
Harborough, in a state of absolute destitution and there collapsed, being found
by a widow woman leaning against a
fence starving. She played the part of
the Good Samaritan and took him in
to her own house, where a good meal
was placed before the hungry lad. She
then offered to keep him through the
winter if he would do odd jobs in the
way of splitting wood round the house.
Here he stayed then for the space of
six months, at the end of which time
he left to carry out his original intention of going to London.
London was reached, but, alas! the
streets were not paved with gold for
him, and disheartened and penniless he
set out for the North again with failure
written against his name. On the way
he was overtaken by two other men in
a similar plight; they, too, found that
the country man in London has but a
bare chance of getting employment. In
the course of conversation he told them
of the kindness which he had met at
Market Harborough, and as they were
then within a short distance of the
town they determined to club together
for a while and to try their luck there
for a little time. This they did. Our
hero found quarters with his old benefactress, and while with her conceived
the idea of buying small packets of tea
and coffee and going round with them
to the outlying cottages and selling them
on commission; one of the others obtained a job as a carpenter and the
third found work in a printer's office.
In the course of time the last named
was lucky enough to obtain the confidence of his employer to such an extent that he was sent to London to
open up a branch printery. The tea and
coffee seller made profits out of his
commission selling which justified him
in starting in business on his own account. The carpenter meanwhile had
taken an interest in the local Sunday
school, where he had a regular class. At
this time railways were only just being
generally estabished throughout the
country. An excursion for the Sunday
school members was planned and the
enterprising carpenter went to the railway authorities and bargained for a reduced fare, provided that enough tickets
were guaranteed. He made money out
of the deal, and seeing that there was
a possibility of a good business he threw
up his job and went into the venture
entirely. This was Thomas Cook, whose
agency afterwards grew to enormous
proportions. There is no traveller who
has not heard of the great firm of
Thomas i~ook, and few who have not
been glad to avail themselves of the advantages which the agency affords, but
the original founder of this concern
started in life in the manner described.
The printer, who went to London, met
with success there, and was the founder of the huge printing and publishing
business known as Cassel's. The third
man,   who  was  the    first    mentioned,
gained a name for himself as one of
the big tea men in the United Kingdom, and afterwards transferred his interests to coffee. He was known as the
Coffee King in his time, but with his
death the name died out and now-a-days
the firm is unknown. This is a true
story of the early experiences of three
men who started life in bad circumstances, but who by the use of pluck,
and because they knew how to make
the most of their opportunities, won out
all right and made thmselves honored
and respected by all who knew them.
The story was told to the writer by the
grandson of one of the men.
Kootenay Letter.
Nelson, Jan. 29.—For the past week,
nay ten days, the whole of the Kootenay has been immersed ln a steaming
fog, and a continual drip of tiny drops
of rain, marking the presence of a
Chinook. Even in Rossland the place
of deep snows, there is hardly any
sleighing left, and in Nelson it is absent altogether. The bonspiel at Rossland was anything but a success, many
of hte games going by default, the
presence of water on the ice making
curling a laborious task. However,
with the bad ice, Nelson kept up its
record of wins on the keen iee which
prevailed during a sharp spell, taking
four out of eight events. Sossland
secured two, as did Sandon; Kaslo and
Greenwood, less strenuous, were prize-
less. The chinook has been so protracted that there are fears of the success of the bonspiel at Rossland next
week, but it is hardly likely that the
present humid weather will continue
through the current week. In Nelson
the snow has almost entirely disappeared, the willows are in bud and the
birds are in the air, a month before
their time. Nor has the lake been as
yet frozen over, and there has been
heard no kick at present from the inhabitants of Trout lake, \yhere, whenever the lake is hard frozen, the people
lose touch with the outside world, and
then yell for the Immediate building
of the railroad between Gerard and
Arrowhead. That matter is again to
come up at the board of trade convention at Cranbrook. There many a
grievance will be threshed out, and as
it will all be news next week and conventions have been known to change
their minds upon occasion it is of little use forecasting their probable action
this week.
In mining circles this week the immediate interest centres around the
peace that has been patched up at
Kaslo between the ore shippers to the
zinc plants and the Great Northern
railway, which advanced their rates
from $1 to $2.50 per ton. George Alexander, who in reality represented other
interests as well as those of his own,
made some workable arrangement,
which is reported to be none too well
satisfied, but which will remain good
for the present. In the meantime the
Kaslo Board of Trade is taking up the
question as to whether the Kaslo &
Slocan railway should not be declared
a railway operating for the general
good of Canada, and therefore within
the jurisdiction of the railway commission. This is another grievance
which will be ventilated at Cranbrook
at the convention of the associated
boards of trade. The Boundary is
largely interested in the issue of the
struggle between the West Kootenay
Power & Light Company and the Cascade Power Company. The former
wishes to supply the industries of the
Boundary with power. Now, this is
outside the charter of the company,
and is a distinct invasion of the charter
of the Cascade Company, which is
operating on Kettle river. The excuse
of the former company is that the latter k unable to supply the power necessary because of the deficiency of the
water of the Kettle river. This deficiency Is denied by the Kettle River
Company, but that concern admits,
however, that there have been one or
more occasions of limited duration,
when, from exceptional causes, there
was a deficit of water. Should the
West Kootenay Company win out it
will practically have a monopoly of the
business. Practically power can only
be generated on the Kettle river and
the Kootenay. Power could be generated on the Pen d'Orellle river, hut
there no mines or industries of sufficient size in the immediate vicinity to
warrant the establishment of a large
plant, and moreover the river is tied
up on a charter given some years ago
to Sir Charles Ross. And that settles
Politics are only second-hand here
just now. The Liberals looked forward
to the attack made by J. A. Macdonald, but that gentleman chose to make
his attack on Premier McBride on
grounds all more or less easily answered, and has not scored a success. The
fruit men here have no kick on the
McBride government. Quite the reverse. If he will give the fruit fair
this year a liberal donation he will have
their support to a man. There Is a
kick about the growing cost of schools,
but it si not a large-sized one, most
farseeing citizens perceiving that
schools are a cheap luxury, and in
reality education si a paying Investment. As to Kaien Island there Is little heard about the matter, the legal
Sale Art Pottery
and Art Glass
Cf The less handling this class of
merchandise gets the better—for
it's hazardous stuff to move about.
•I If we could sell the major
ftttion of our holiday left-overs
efore inventory-taking there
would be many more whole and
perfect specimens in existance.
<J They would be safely housed in
your home and those of your neighbors.
Q The material and particularly node-
able cut in the prices which has been
applied to all such items ought to take
them off our hands, and forstall the
large usual breakage at stock taking.
fl Your surely want some of these.
Q Secure them this week.
W 716
light in which Mr. Macdonald looked
at it being unconvincing to . the lay
mind. Smith Curtis, however, averred
recently in a stump speech at Ymir
that the deal meant the granting of the
whole of the foreshore to the purchaser
for twenty-five miles, which, if true,
would mean that the owner could
charge a cinch price on all vessels unloading at Canada's new port. If such
a statement were true it would be the
concern of every Canadian, let alone
every British Columbian to raise a protest. In fact the general idea is that
Premier McBride by having a surplus
of close on half a million has done
more than passing well, and will take
better chosen efforts than the present
to upset his rule.
The most important event in mining
circles during the past week has been
the location of the ledge on the War
Eagle mine. That ledge went down
strong for several hundred feet, split
and then split again, finishing up by
going out. After the late management
had spent a small fortune hunting for
it in every place but the right one, and
in the mantime shipping ore from
filled up stopes at the upper levels,
calling attention meanwhile to its sup-
errogatory goodness of management,
the present staff, knowing that other
veins of the camp had flattened, i. e„
ceased going down at as steep an
angle, thought the War Eagle vein
might have done the same, and crystallizing thought into action recovered
the vein and found it strong. Which
means that the War Eagle has about
600 feet, along the vein, of backs which
it was not supposed to have a few
months ago.
Of recent years we have had such I
splendid "howlers" that It is quite impossible to expect any better. But,
|;ersonally, I always regard as the
masterpiece that glorious answer to
the inquiry, 'Who was Esau?" The
text ran: "Esau was a gentleman
what wrote fables and sold the copyright for a mess of potash."
A gentleman once possessed a valuable sporting dog which was extreme-]
ly   clever   In   the   retrieving of dead!
and  wounded game.    It had,  in fact,]
never been known to lose a bird whenl
brought down by the gun.   The owner,!
however, was a remarkably bad shot,,
and one day,  on firing both   barrels
hastily at a rabbit which ran unexpectedly  across  his  path,    he    heard    a
mournful howl.   The next moment his
dog appeared carrying a black object
In his mouth, and laid it carefully at
h!s master's feet.   The animal had retrieved his own tail.
Right nnd wrong are hard to de-l
termlne as the location of the line oil
a woman's waist, as it depends upon|
the fashion at the time. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1906.
The Banker's
Duplicity of being was probably discovered some centuries after the creation of mankind, but it was left for
Stevenson in his clever brochure,
"Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," to bring
it forcibly before the nineteenth century
Duplicj.*y of conscience, on the othf-r
hand, originated with Father Adam and
Mother Eve, and has been revjaled
right down the ages up to the present;
the most dramatic example proaably
being in the "Acts of the Apostles"
when Ananias received his well-meritod
The most astonishing point in c.n-
nection with duplicity of conscience is
the fact that few who practice th«i art
of sin, call it which you will, realize
either its inception or the extsnt of
its progress, and even if they do in
some measure comprehend the darger,
modern methods and codes of honor
have made it only too easy to shuttle
out of any responsibility by tne assertion, that in acting as they did, they
were not doing so in the persmal or
individual sense, but were mer-i'y acting in the impersonal and orporate
To give an example, every business
man and woman of to-day is familiar
with the saying "a company or corporation has no body to be kicked and no
soul to be burned," and not only tie
they familiar with the saying, but know
only too well how frequently it is put
into practice, how, under the cloak of
this gigantic duplicity, otherwise most
honorable men will hide wrongdoing.
To put it shortly, what they would
never dream of saying or doing as individuals, they do not hesitate to say
or do as corporations or servants of
We have been led to make the above
remarks for' the reason that during
the inquiries made before writing our
previous article entitles "A Clog in the
Wheel," and after its appearance, we
have received amongst numbers1 of most
practical examples and suggestions, a
quantity which dealt more with banking from a psychological standpoint,
hence our present title and this article.
In order that our readers may fully
grapsy our meaning, we will give a few
concrete examples.
Our first is that of a father interviewing the manager of a leading bank
with regard to his son's start in life
as a clerk in the bank. All is perfectly satisfactory, when it suddenly occurs to the father he has not yet mentioned the subject of salary. He.-does
so and receives the reply:
"Ten dollars per month."
He is astonished, as he is aware
what he himself is paying for labor
in this city. He points out that it is
an absurd sum for a youth of his son's
qualifications to start with, to which
the manager merely replies:
"Well, you see, rates ot wages here
are governed by what we pay in the
East, and what we can get clerical
labor for from abroad."
The father wisely decides he cannot afford the honor of having his son
work for this wealthy corporation at
this low rate of salary.
A few weeks afterwards he is seeing
thc same manager on a subject not
quite so pleasant, and yet a very necessary one, namely, an extension of his
overdraft. Here again all is satisfactory excepting one item, a very important one. He expostulates at the
rate of interest, and to his utter amaze-
men is met with this response from
the manager:
"Yes, it may look high, but, you
know, our interest is governed by rates
in the West."
Example 2.    Another bank and another manager.     Private office; usual
■  scenery.     Characters:     The   manager
and one of the bank's customers who
,  has neglected to meet a note.
Manager has a very important air;
he addresses the customer almost in the
same tones as a judge would address a
criminal in the dock, as follows:
"You know  this  is  a very serious
matter.   Your name was on that note,
• as an honorable man you should have
met it,"
But we will not follow him through
the sermon. It consists of a string of
platitudes which every manager learns
as he passes up the banking ladder.
The customer is silent, but suddenly
remembers a little mater, and gently
asks the manager concerning the payment of an account of some business
friends on the other side of the inter
national line for crtain work done.
"Why, my dear sir," replies he man- ]
ager, "I understand you do not get any-1
thing out of that, ana that the concern j
in the States is defunct. We ara cer- I
tainly not going to pay that account;!
the thing is dead and gone."
"But you know you signed '.he con-'
tract," replies the customer.   He pro-.
duces the same and shows the manager
the signature and   continues:     "You
know as an honorable man, or at least
as an honorable corporation, the bank
should fulfill its obligation.   It is ex-!
actly the same thing as my note." j
"Tut, tut I" respnds the manager. "It j
is  an  entirely different  matter.    The
one is a signature for cash had, and
the other is  merely a signature  for,
work to be done."   , ]
Example 3.    A partner in a highly :
respectable business house sees an opportunity to make a eonsiderable extra ]
profit in a certain purchase, provided
he has the necessary spot cash.   On re- I
ferring to his bank book he finds he
has  not got  the  full  amount,  trots
briskly over to his bank and interviews
the manager, and to his astonishment
is met with the following response to
his request: j
"I am very sorry, but we have in-
structions from the head office not to
advance  money  for  the  purpose  you I
mention,  as  it is practically assisting'
you to compete against ourselves."       j
Our friend could not quite grasp the
force of the argument, but left it at
that; in a few days' time he was in
Vancouver; in talking matters over
with his Vancouver partner he casually,
asked him how he financed the same
operation. '
"Why," responded the partner, "I
have no difficulty about that. I simply
go to the bank and they let me have
all I want for that purpose."
Business men will understand the
pith of this when they are told both
these banks are branches of the same
bank, who evidently make fish of one
city and flesh of the other, the security
' in both cases being the same.
The   foregoing   examples   may   seem
1 very  commonplace  and  mild,  but  we
have purposely selected   those   which
are least likely to give offence, as it
is not the purport of these articles to
cause friction but merely to expose the
evil effects of a system which is train-
j ing scores of business men in the art
] of duplicity, and which sooner or later
j will  reflect  on  the  whole  community.
I We came across a number of examples
where the evil effects of this system
have been in many cases the ruination
I of bright and active business men and
j the cause of great pain and suffering to
j their families.
The banker will say in defence that
, a man has nobody but himself to blame.
j We have no hesitation in saying that
I could the entire facts of every case be
placed    before    an  impartial  judge  it
would be found that in seventy-five per
cent, of the cases the bank is more in
fault than the sufferer.
Neither do we throw the blame on
i those human machines entitled bank
' managers; they are merely the product
of an iniquitous system which permits
a corporation to commit acts which in
j their case are more often than not en-
■ titled good policy, but which in the in-
1 dividual would receive the harsher title
\ of duplicity.
! These men are not entirely oblivious
of this dual translation of straightforward practice. Frequently an irate
j customer will tell them in no uncertain
voice the exact meaning of their conduct, and give it its true name, and just
' as frequently the excuse is the same,
"We arc not acting for ourselves;
we are acting for a corporation," or,
in other words, having eliminated the
: individual, they ar eno longer bound
down to the individual sense of ight
and wrong.
This excuse is a difficult one enough
to handle under modern business conditions when the directors of a bank
are living in the midst of their customers; the difficulty is very greatly intensified when those directors are living thousands of miles away, and are
entirely beyond the control of the only
cure for the evil, the public conscience.
Many people will say that the public
conscience does not work in these days
as it did in our forefathers 'time. Such
however, is not the case; there never
I was a time when the public conscience
was more active. Commissions and
punishments in connection with insurance scandals and combines in the
States, rings and stock exchange frauds
in England, and latterly illicit trade
combinations in Eastern Canada go to
prove our statement; but not only does
the public conscience act in this prompt
and visible manner when fully awak
ened, but also silently, though nevertheless surely, when apparently asleep.
If our readers will carry their memory
back over the past twenty years and
make a mental comparison between the
standing of the bank manager and the
bank directors of that time and of today they will be astonished at the difference. Twenty years ago the bank
manager and director was one of the
foremost men in the country in politics, in philanthropy, and in all sections
of the business community he stood in
the front of life's battles, honored and
respected and the leader of honest
men. Where is he to-day? There are
a few isolated cases where he holds
the same position, but in all such it will
be found he is a survivor of the old
days. To-day he is almost extinct in
the honorable positions mentioned, and
reason is not far to seek. The community at large regard him no longer
as a friend and one of themselves, but
rather as an enemy and a necessary
evil. This feeling is not only expressed
in words but it is proved up to the. hilt
by the fact that we no longer desire
our bankers to hold the honorable positions mentioned; we do recognize an
If further proof is needed of this
silent condemnation, here is another.
The time was when the mank manager
gave up the career of banking be was
certain to step into a high public position. In these days there are 'none so
poor to do him reverence." The cause
of this decay in the standing of bankers is due to the fact that men of talent,
individuality and of a high sense of
honor, who have adopted a banking
career ,are weeded out by mod:rn banking tendencies which require a ninchine
without conscience and not a man.
Mrs. J. Herrlck McGregor was hostess at bridge on Monday evening last,
the guests being Mr. and Mrs. Clute,
rir. and Mrs. Fagan, Mr. and Mrs.
bowler, Nelson; Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes
nnd-'Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor and
Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Beaven.
Mr. Cuthbert Worsfold spent a few
days In the city this week, returning
to Westminster yesterday.
Mrs. and Miss McLagan, Vancouver,
are in the city, Miss McLagan having
undergone an operation for appendicitis at St. Joseph's hospital.
The many friends of Miss Gaudin
will be pleased to learn that she is progressing rapidly after her illness, but
is still a patient at St. Joseph's hospital .
Miss Wark is visiting Mrs. Gaudin,
"Isla Villa," Craigflower road.
Invitations are Issued for the wedding of Miss Trixie Hannington and
Mr. Lawford Richardson, to take place
February 14th, at Christ church cathedral at 8 p. m.
Invitations are issued by the bachelors for a dance to be held in the Assembly hall on Tuesday, February
13th. This Is to be given as a return
dance to the members of the Invitation Dancing Club, who have entertained the bachelors during the season.
Mr. Hedley is the guest of Mr. Leverson, Carberry Gardens.
Mr. and Miss Leverson entertained a
musical coterie of friends at supper
after the concert on Thursday evening.
Manufacturing and
Repairing of
Interior of Our Factory.
Few realize the fact that on thettiird floor of our Government street
premises the quiet and order of our showrooms gives place to the busy
hum and whirr of machinery, the expert salesman to the skilled mechanic, the finished product to the product in a state of manufacture
or repair-
It is in this perfectly equipped factory,
that, in addition to manufacturing certain lines of Jewelry, your Watches and
Clocks are repaired, your damaged jewelry made equal to new, the presentation
plate or cup is engraved, and where every
care is taken to give entire satisfaction at
a minimum of cost, compatible with perfect workmanship.
Challoner & Mitchell
Goldsmiths and Jewelers
47-49 Government Street, Victoria.
Mrs. Kerr, Yates street, was hostess
at a smart luncheon given on Wednesday last,  the guest of    honor   being
I Mrs.     Charles     Wilson,     Vancouver.
I Covers were laid  for ten.    The table
! decorations were charming, consisting
'. of lillles of the valley and violets, most
artistically arranged,    and    the menu
cards were hand-painted in  (he same
flowers.   After luncheon the guests adjourned  to  the  drawing  room,   where
the bridge tables were    ln    readiness,
this room being done entirely In yellow
daffodln.     The    guests    were:      Mrs.
Charles Wilson,  Mrs.    McLean,    Mrs.
, Gaudin, Mrs. Davie, Mrs. W ,K. Gore.
! Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mrs. C.  M. Roberts,
| Mrs. Troup and Mrs. Grahame.
I By a regretable reversion of figures,
we stated In our last Issue that Mr.
Anthony Anderson, of the New York
Life Co., was to be found at No. 47
Government street. Our attention having been drawn to this error, we now
take pleasure in Informing those Interested ln the well known Life Company, that their representative Is to
he found at No. 74 Government street,
where a hearty welcome will be given
to all.
i Mr. James Maynard, of Dopglas
street, has now some splendid boots on
sale. Maynard'S shoe store has always been celebrated for the excellence of Ils shoes, coupled with very
moderate prices. Mr. Maynard has
now some sample spring boots which
he Is selling nt cost price. It Is well
worth anyone's while to go and try
Artists' Materials
Windsor & Newton's TUBE COLORS
New Shipments—Just Arrived
We have just opened out some of the very latest styles of Picture
Frame Mouldings in Flemish aud Weathered Oak, Aluminium, Plain
Gold, etc. They match all modern and antique furniture. _ The prices
are extremely low as v e make a specialty of framing pictures and
40FORT ST., VICTORIA, Next to Five Sisters Blook
M712    ,
Economy in Footwear
You can buy Boots and Shoes almost as stylish and well
made as Paterson's by paying MORE than tho
You can buy cheaper and unreliable footwear, but at no
other store in British Columbia Oiili you get such economy
in prices, combined with style, linish and durability.
70 Government St.,
132 Government St.,
t A Lady's Letter *
Dear Madge:—I can quite imagine
your anxiety, but don't worry too
much over the behaviour of the marriageable but giddy niece you have
taken under your protecting wing. She
will settled down one of these days
and make a good wife for some lucky
man. I am afraid I can't help you ln
this line. Of a truth my personal experiences were so absurdly brief as to
be hardly worth relating.
Reared at a certain boarding school,
with the other girls, I was taught to
take immediate alarm whenever a
horrid man appeared on the horizon
(which horrid man we all secretly considered such a dream) and to screen
ourselves behind the governesses, like
sacred blrdllngs biding from the ken
of a hawk. As the natural result, most
of the blrdllngs were engaged at 17
or 18, and I, even I, among the number.
I suppose It is possible for a girl to
love two men at a time. But, my
dear, I am told it takes a genius to do
It. I dare say your niece thinks twice
of putting all her cargo in one vessel;
one frail ship, battling against hungry
waves on the ocean of life. She may
think it best, in the language of the
bookmaker, to "hedge a bit."
Yes, ornaments of various sorts are
still worn in the hair. With a high
coiffure, a semi-garland of small roses
terminating above either ear in a
bunch of the same flowers and possessing a fringe of green buds, looks well
fastened across the back of the head.
Decidedly fetching is a pair of bat's
wings tn black gauze and glittering
jet, pinned securely in front, while a
stiff true-lover's knot, in irrldescent
sequins lends itself equally well to any
style of hair-dressing. Wide soft ribbon is occasionally threaded through
the hair and tied in a bow above the
forehead. Nothing as handsomer than
a high Ivory or tortoiseshell comb
powdered with diamonds in conjunction with a jeweled slide, and a string
of pearls, if skilfully manipulated, can
be rendered extremely becoming.
Madame Kosche, on Douglas street,
has a number of these pretty hair ornaments in stock.
Now with regard to the immediate
business of early February, I find even
Bridge neglected by all the women of
my acquaintance for sales. The bargain-hunting microbe is, in fact,
abroad, and every body Is severly bitten thereby. One of the most fascinating sales of the moment is the white
wear sale at Campbell & Co., Fort
street. Here everything dainty in the
lingerie line Is wonderfully reduced.
The gentleman at large who does not
know his way almost blind-fold to
Finch & Finch, the well known gentlemen furnishing store, has missed a
good deal, for comfort combined with
smartness are the essential characteristics of everything turned out by this
exclusive firm. It is needless for me
to again remind you of their artistic
and gentlemanly assortment of ties, an
accessory to man's dress, which to my
mind deserves great consideration. I
once knew a young lady who declared
that she could always tell a man's
character by the style of tie he wore.
One of her Baylngs was 'By his tie (so)
shall you know him."
I remember some time back telling
you of Dixi Tea. Now I wish to
recommenr to you Dixi Coffee, which
is a blend of Government yard, and
Arabian Mocca, sold only by Dixi Ross
& Co. for 40 cents a pound. This mixture is simply delicious, and is liked
by every one on account of its delicate
natural flower; moreover as a housewife I can heartily commend It on the
score of economy. It seems to go such
a long way, owing doubtless to its concentrated character.
I know that your heart will rejoice
when I tell you that there Is no longer
any need of smuggling Sorosls' boots
and shoes over from Seattle, for they
are to be had at the Paterson Shoe
Company. Of course you already
know the superior quality of this high
grade make of ladles' shoes, and I am
told that a well known French actress
sends all the way to America for the
Sorosls boots.
Speaking of French actresses reminds me of how these people are said
tc have always ridiculed the late Sir
Henry Irving's way of walking about
the stage. I am told that when the
"divine Sarah" was asked to act with
this celebraty, her answer was: "Now,
I will not introdce le Hak wok into
Shakespeare!" (cat!) But to come
back to our shopping gossip, let me
tell you to be sure and take a peep in
at Challoner & Mitchell's this week
and inspect their splendid showing of
Wallace silverware, which to my mind
is the best make of silver-plated tableware on the market—it wears a life
lime. One must always see that every
thing is perfection about one's tableware. A well set table with good ser-
vicable silver, a simple vase of good
cut glass, with a few flowers and fine
napery, speaks volumes for the housekeeper and hostess. Before marriage,
it is said, a woman is judged by her
flirtations, afterwards by her dinners.
Another thing that Is necessary to
make a dinner an absolute success is
good wine. Pither & Leiser have the
best selections of French wines, and it
is a well known fact that their stock
is always "par excellence" in quality.
If you are looking for new rugs, carpets, etc., go to Weiler Bros, and take
a look at their carpet department.
Their Turkish and Oriental rugs fairly
make a long for the "gold midas."
It is a most noteworthy fact that
through many hundreds of years the
Persian art of weaving rugs has held
unrivalled supremacy in the whole
world. The social conditions, the natural surroundings and artistic temperament, resulting from these, have
al contributed to the development of
an art that has learned to rival the
charms of nature on a ground of wool
with fadeless dyes, and set up a standard that has remained the undisputed
possession of the master weavers of
Persia. Weiler Bros, carry in stock
a nice assortment of the following
weavers and makes: Iran, Royal
Antique Shirvan, Royal Monsoul, Ker-
man and others.
The Norfolk suit continues to be the
approved outfit for men, who go in for
golf and other outdoor sports. Tweeds
are used for making these costumes,
also browns and heather mixtures.
"The Fit-Reform" gentleman's tailoring appartments on Government
street have a splendid line of these
outing suits.
Mrs. and Miss Keith, of Vancouver,
are the guests of Miss Finlayson,
Douglas street.
Mrs. and Miss Clapham are spending
the winter in California.
Miss Gertrude Dunlevy is spending a
fortnight in Victoria among friends.
Mrs. Elliot Hammond King entertained at bridge on Friday evening
last. The guests were: Mrs. Shaw,
Mrs. Irving, Mrs. Berkley, Mrs. Heyland, Mrs, W. S. .Gore, Mrs. T. S.
Gore and Mrs. Durrant.
Mrs. H. D. Helmcken entertained at
the tea hour on Tuesday afternoon
last in her rooms at the Driard. The
decorations of the rooms and the little
tea tables were carried out in red
carnation, maiden hair fern and scarlet
tuele, the color scheme being greatly
admired. An orchestra was in attendance, and vocal numbers were given
by Madame Olaudt and Mrs. (Dr.)
Helmcken. The guests were: Mrs.
Geo. L. Courtney, Mrs. McPhillips,
Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Ross, Mis. J. Pemberton, Mrs. Stuart Robertson, Mrs.
Tatlow, Mrs. McBride, Mrs. (Dr.)
Helmcken, Mrs. McTavish, Mrs. W. S.
Gore, Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mrs. Morley and
Mrs. Higgins.
Consisting of SPECIAL RED SEAL (Known as House of Commons)  BLACK  AND
The "Royal Household" is a new brand on this market, specially imported for the
holidays. It costs ■ little more than ordinary Scotch Whiskies; but, then, nothing is too
good for Victorians. The "Royal Household Scotch Whisky" mny be had of Fell & Co.
Dixi H.Ross & Co., West End Grocery Co., F. Carne, Windsor Grocery, Saunders Grocery Co.
/"SOW "\
The Largest Seed Merchants in Canada.
66 Hastings Street W., Vancouver.   Write for catalogue.
Mrs. John Irving entertained a number of her friends at bridge on Thursday afternoon last, dainty refreshments being served during the afternoon.
On Tuesday morning a meeting of
the Invitation Dancing Club was held,
when It was decided to hold an extra
dance after Lent, as the dance of last
week was postponed.
Mrs. Charles Todd was hostess at a
small bridge party on Tuesday afternoon laBt, quite a number of guests
being present.
Mrs. Burton entertained at the ever
popular bridge on Saturday afternoon
last. The guests being Mrs. Bullen.
Mrs. Irving, Mrs. Beaven, Mrs. Fagan
and others.
The Victoria Hockey Club has de-
-.Mp* tn hnH their rtinoe In the as-
sombly rooms on Friday. February
?3rd. This will probably be the last
social event before Lent.
El—12 packages Leading Vegetables and Flowers for 25c—Onion,
Cucumber, Beet, Lettuce, Carrot and Radish; Asters, Sweet
Mignonette, Pansy, Petunia, Sweet Peas and Wild Garden.
WM. RENNIE CO., Limited
We Dye or
Them at
141 Yates St. Viotoria
PHONE 200.
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"ffl   *^/
Hair Dressing
&      58  Douglas
P5   *     Street
One set, ten volumes, Century
Encyclopedia, Dictionary and Atlas,
new, bound in half Morocco.
Will sell cheap for cash or on
For particulars, address,
BOOKS, Care "The Week,"
Vancouver, B. C.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date we intend to apply
to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for the permission to purchase the north half
of section 9 and the south half of
section 16, all in township 7, Coast
range 5, Bulkjeley Valley, containing
640 acres more or less.
John D'Orsay, Agent.
Dated January 25th, 1906.
The Taylor Mill Co.
AH kinds of Building Material,
North Government St., Victoria
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the followingi described lands,
diuated about two and a half miles
south of Little Canyon of the Skeena river, described as commencing at
a post marked "initial post" of
Frank Leeson, northeast corner,
thence 40 chains west, thence 80
chains north, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains south ao point of
beginning, containing 320 ocres more
or less.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 25, 1906.
FRANK   LEESON, Locator.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the following described lands,
situated about two miles southwest
of Little Canyon of the Skeena river, described as commencing at a
post marked "initial post" of L.
Ross, northeast corner, thence 80
chains south, thence 80 chaons west,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80
chains east to point of beginning,
containing 640 acres more or less.
L. ROSS, Locator.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 25, 1906.
I deliver your trunks to your room;
The higher I go the better I like it.—Jerry.
Reliable Transfer Co.
534 Cordova Street.
VANCOUVER     -     -     -      B. C
RING DP 1084.
One week, commencing^ Monday,
igpjf   .        February 6th,'
In high-class repertoire; change of bill
each eveningj j
The Sidewalks of New York
Prices 10c, 20c and 30c. Seat sales open
Friday.   Matinee Saturday only.
Three Days Beginning
Most brilliant operatic event in the
history of British Columbia.
Bj Henry W. Savage's Famous
150 Artists.   50 in Orchestra.
Thur. Eve. Feb. 15—Lohengrin.
Frl. Eve Feb. 16-Rigoletto.
Sat. Matinee Feb. 17-Tannhauser.
Sat. Eve. —Faust. •
Season Tickets, $5 to $8 single.
Performances, $1 to $3.
Season Sale Thursday, Feb. 8.
Regular Sale, Monday, Feb. 12.
Week of  January   29   1906.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Evenings—Lower Floor, 25; Balcony, 15c.
Matinees—15c Any Part of the House.
Doors open 2.30 and 7; Performances 3 and
Broad Street, Between
Yates    and    Johnson
O. Renz,      Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville
talent that pains and money can secure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clook.
Show starts at 8:80!
Admission: 10 and 25c.
Starting Monday, February 5th,
|The Screaming Farce
A Victim of Circumstances j
Matinee Wednesday
Thursday Night "The Irish Widow." j
Note the new prices at the Watson's J
lOe. and 25c.  NO HIGHER
^.B^..^^^^ THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1906.
Tbe Arion Club concert on Wednesday was an unqualified success.   It IS
no injustice to say that the honors
were carried off by the instrumentalists.   Mr. Hedley has vastly Improved
during the last two years,   and   his
position is now secure. 1 All he lacks
is a little more experience, and with
that will come the confidence and resoluteness of attack which are the only
possible grounds of criticism.   He Is
to-day easily one   of   the best half-
dozen violinists in the Dominion.   Mr.
Rose is a promising   young   pianist,
with goo;3 qualities and fine temperament.   He" will never be a sensational
player, but he will develop into one
whom it will always be a pleasure to
hear.    Madame Clary has everything
but voice, of that she is of course not
entirely deficient, her upper and middle register being good, but she has
practically no low notes, a fatal deficiency in a contralto.   Her voice, too,
is soulless and'lacks timbre, and her
enunciation Is very detective.  That in
spite of these disadvantages she scored
something more than a "succes d'es-
tlme" proves that she had counteracting   qualities;  these are a spleendid
presence,  temperament,  a good style
and a pleasing manner.   As a singer of
pathetic ballads she is altogether out
o' place; she belongs to the stage, and
having  an  extremely  powerful  voice
would be heard to better advantage in
a large opera   house.     Her   accompanist, too, would have been the better for practising a little self-effacement.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land situate on the
south side of the Skeena River, about
two and one-half miles above the Little Canyon: Beginning at a post marked "W. F. Teetzel, initial post, northwest corner"; thence 80 chains east
along Indian Reserve line; thence 40
chains south; thence 40 chains west;
thence 40 chains north to the point of
commencement, containing 160 acres,
more or less.
W. F. teetzel:
December 8th, 1905.
(A Dialogue.)
"If thou wilt take my ring for thee,
Lo! it shall bring thee everything."
"Yet not enough my heart to please."
"But hearken  what 'twill bring   for
Give, for thy slave, a hero-king
Whom empresses come worshipping,
Like asters swinging heavily
Along a line of porphyry
'Neath purple, purple canopies.
And golden presents will It bring
From opal cities o' the seas,
And fairy seeds from Araby—
And lo! my love, a mystery
Thine eyes may see within the ring—
Thy hidden fair futurity.
Take for they hand the little thing."
"Oh, come thou not a King for me,
And a Queen's King come not, prithee,
Nay, but a beggar hungrily,
And a wayfarer thirstily,
A pilgrim halting wearily.
Yea, come an outlaw hastening
From will-o'-wisp amid the reed
When skies are strown   with   starry
Thy cloak entangled with a briar,
And come without a crowning deed,
And come to me without the ring,
That I may give thee food and mead,
And music for they mood's desire,
And healing hands and heart of fire."
By the Author of "Erebus."
The management of the Watson
theatre has decided to cut out the 35
cent, seats, and hereafter all the lower
floor will be reserved for 25 cents with
the gallery at 10 cents. This new arrangement of prices is sure to prove
popular with the patrons. Next week
"A Victim of Circumstances" and "The
Irish Widow," two successful comedies,
will be produced.
There is a clever young physician in
Philadelphia who has never been able
to smoke a cigar. "Justone poisons
me," says the youthful doctor.
Recently the doctor was invited to a
large dinner party given by a New
York friend. At the conclusion of the
repast, when the women had left the
table cigars were accepted by all the
men except the physician from Phtla-
delnhia. Seeing his friend refuse the
cigar, the host in astonishment exclaimed:
"What, not smoking? Why, my
dear fellow, you lose half your dinner!"
"Yes, I know I do," meekly replied
the doctor, "but if I smoked I would
lose the whole of lt!"
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 322.
This is to certify that that the "New
York Life Insurance Company" is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of British
Columbia and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company,
to which the legislative authority of
the Legislature of British Columbia
The head office of the company is situate at the City of New York, in the
State of New York.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Vancouver,
and Jesse H. Taylor, Agency Director,
whose name is the same, Is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 9th day of January, one
thousand nine hundred and six.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
Insurance on UveB and all and every
Insurance pertaining to life, and receiving and executing trusts, and making
endowments, and granting, purchasing
and disposing of annuities.
poses of this Company, and to purchase, take on lease or in exchange,
hire or otherwise acquire, deal with,
and dispose of any real or personal
property, and any rights or privileges
which the Company may think necessary or convenient for the purposes of
its business:
(e.) To pay money by way of compensation, gratuity, reward or otherwise, to or for the benefit of any person in the employment or formerly in
the employment of the Company, or of
any person or company from whom
this Company shall have acquired any
business or property, and to make special grants and payments to or for the
benefit of any person in whom the
Company is interested:
(f.) To raise money in such manner
as the Company shall think fit, and in
particular by the issue of debentures
or debenture stock, perpetual or oth5*
erwise, charged upon all or any of
the Company's property, including its
capital, and to make, accept, indorse
and execute promissory notes, bills of
exchange, and other negotiable instruments.
(g.) To sell the undertaking of the
Company, or any part thereof, for such
consideration as the Company may
think fit, and in particular for shares,
debentures, or securities of any other
company having objects altogether or
ln part similar to those of this Company:
(h.) To enter into any arrangement
for sharing profits, union of Interest,
co-operation, joint adventure, reciprocal concession or otherwise with any
person or company earring on or engaged in, or about to carry on or engage ln, any business or transaction
which this Company is authorised to
carry on or engage in, or any business
or transaction capable of being conducted so as directly or indirectly to
benefit this Company, and to take or
otherwise acquire shares and securities
of any such company, and to sell, hold,
or otherwise deal with the same:
(i.) To do all such other things as
are Incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land situate oh the
south side of the Skeena River, about
a half-mile above the Little Canyon:
Beginning at a post marked "A. Mackay, initial post, north-west corner";
thence 80 chains east; thence 80 chains
. south; thence 80 chains west; thence
i 80 chains north to the point of commencement; containing 640 acres, more
! or less.
December 8th, 1905.
business now or at any time ordinarily
writers, and to lend money on mortgage or bottomry:
(b.) To acquire and hold without any
license in mortmain and to deal with
and dispose of on such terms and conditions and in such manner as the Corporation may think fit any lanls ol
any tenure in the United Kingdo.i. of
Great Britain and Ireland or any interest therein:
(o.) For the purpose of business
premises out of England, to acquire,
hold of and dispose of any lands of
any tenure in India, any colony or dependency of the United Kingdom or ln
aiiy foreign country, or any interest
therein, and from time to time to sell,
lease, exchange or otherwise dispose
of any lands or any interest ln lands
so acquired, or any part of the same,
on such terms and conditions as the
Corporation may see fit:
(d.) To enter into and carry into effect contracts for amalgamating with
or purchasing or taking over the
whole or any part of the business or
property of any company or society
authorised to carry on business which
Notice is hereby given that 6o days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described lands, situate on
the Skeena river, two miles below
Skeena Canyon and adjoining S. B.
Johnson's property, and beginning at a
post planted and marked J. T. Phelan's
initial post, thence east 8o chains, thence
south 8o chains, thence west 8o chains,
thence north 8o chains to the place of
commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905.
J. T. PHELAN, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works ,for permission to purchase the
following described land,   situated   on'
      Skeena river, about three-quarters mile
the Corporation 1b authorised to carry I below Copper river and adjoining Wm.
on, or for undertaking and performing I Bosded.s preemption, and beginning at
"One hundred and ninety-fpur monuments have been erected to the memory of Bismarck and forty-two more
are in course of construction."
"Bismarck? Let's see, what did he
do, anyway?"
"Why, don't you know? Great
heavens, man, you ought to study up a
little on the history of the United
States. He was the man who discovered North Dakota."
It is often the weak man who car-
I'rles—the biggest "load."
_ A teacher wished to bring home the
■ lesson of the fate that befell idle people. He asked the class who were the
people who got all they could and did
nothing In return. There was silence,
but at last a little girl, mindful of her
home, said:   "Please, sir, it's babies!"
.    It is not always modesty that keeps
I people from telling the nacked truth.
"Companies Act, 1897;"
Province of British Columbia.
No. 321.
This is to certify that "The Ocean
Marine Insurance Company, Limited,"
is authorized and licensed to carry on
business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out or effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British
Columbia extends. I    Notice is hereby given that sixty days
The head office of the Company is after date I intend to apply to the Hon-
situate at No. 2 Old Broad Street, in'ourabie chief Commissioner of Lands
^ro^orthfcCta. of the!-d Works for permission to purchase
Company is £1,000,000, divided into 40,- the following described land, situate in
000 shares of £25 each. ', the Bulkley    Valley,    Coast    District
The head office of the Company in Commencing at a post planted at the
this Province  is situate   at    Temple xj_ W. Cor. lot 618, range   five,    and
Building,  Victoria, and Robert Ward:       ,   .  „   „      ttt\>    xt   iir   	
and Company, Limited Liability, whose ;marked F- E' -™s N' W' corner:
address is the same, Is the attorney j thence south 80 chains; thence east 40
for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 8th day of January,
one thousand nine hundred and six.
(L.  S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed
(a.) To adopt ana carry into effect,
with or without modification, an agreement dated the 30th day of June, 1888,
and made between Sir Stuart Saunders
Hogg, on behalf of the City of London
Marine Insurance Corporation, Limited, of the first part; Henry John
Jourdain, on behalf of the Ocean Marine Insurance Company, Limited (incorporated under a deed of settlement,
dated 29th November, 1869), of the second part, and Alfred Price, on behalf
of this Company, of the third part, a
copy whereof is set forth in the schedule to the Articles of Association of
the Company:
(b.)  To
chains; thence north So, chains; thence
west 40 chains to the place of beginning, being lot 618, range five, coast
Victoria, B. C, January 9, 1906.
"Companies Act,  1897.'
Province of British Columbia,
No. 320. ■	
This is to certify that "The London
Assurance" is authorised and license!
to carry on business within the Prov
ince of British Columbia, and to carry
out or effect all or any of the obJ\M
of the Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of
British Columbia extends.
The head  office  of  the Compan
I situate at No. 7,  Royal  Exchange,
insure ships, vessels,  boats the City of London, England.
and craft of every description, and en-1 The amount of the capital ot 'hi
gines, tackle, gear, equipment, stores, j Company is £2,COO,000, divided into 80,-
freight,   earnings,   profit,   cargo   and; 000 shares of £25 each.
other matters and things against loss
or injury by or through perils of the
sea, fire, men of war reprisals, and all
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Temo'e
Building,  Victoria,  and  Robert   Wl.'i
other perils, accidents and risks, now, j and Company, Limited Liability, whose
or at any time hereafter, commonly address Is the same, Is the attorney foi
undertaken   by   marine   Insurers   or the Company.
underwriters, and generally to carry! Given under my hand and seal of
on the business of marine Insurance office at Victoria, Province of British
in  all  its  branches,  with  full  power (Columbia, this 6th day of January, one
to effect re-insurance and counter-in
surance, as may seem expedient:
(c.) To wholly or partially insure
goods, chattels, and effects or all kinds
against all insurable risks, and to carry
on a general insurance buslness( but
not to assure human life or to grant
annuities upon human life), and to do
all things necessary and proper in that
(d.) To acquire and undertake the
whole or any part of the business of any person or company carrying on any business which this Company is authorised to carry on, or possessed of property suitable for the pur-
thousand nine hundred and six.
(L.  S.) S. Y.  WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Comi'imy
has been established and licensed
(a.)To carry on the business of marine, fire and life assurance In all and
every of the branches of such businesses as at present carried on by the
Corporation and any future development of such business respectively, and
to grant assurances and contracts 1'
Indemnity against any and every description of loss or liability whatever,
and  to undertake and  transact    any
all or any of the contracts, liabilities
and engagements of any such company
or society:
(e.) To procure the Corporation to be
registered or recognised in any country, state, or place abroad, and to make
investments or deposits and comply
with any conditions necessary or expedient in order to carry on business
(f.) To form or assist in forming out
of the United Kingdom any company
for carrying on any business which the
Corporation may for the time being
be authorised to carry on, and to hold
shares or stock in or securities of any
such company, and to guarantee interest or dividends on shares or stock
in 01- securities of any such company,
and to dispose of such shares, stock or
securities, and to guarantee the due
fulfilment of all or any the obligations
and engagements of any such company
but so that In every case arrangements
shall be made for securing to the Corporation the control and management
and benefit of the business of any such
(g.) To do all such other things as
may be incidental or conducive to the
attainment of the above objects;
(h) And to carry out the above objects except so far as otherwise expressed, either alone or in conjunction
with any other person or association of
persons or in any part of the world.
(a) To carry on the business of marine, fire and life assurance ln all and
every of the branches of such businesses respectively as at present carried on
by the Corporation, and any future development of such businesses respectively, and to grant assurances and contracts of Indemnity against any and
every description of loss or liability
whatever, and to undertake and transact any business now or at any time
ordinarily undertaken or transacted by
underwriters, and to lend money on
mortgage or bottomry:
(b) To acquire and hold without any
licence In mortmain and to deal with
and dispose of on such terms and conditions and in such manner as the Corporation may think fit any lands of any
tenure in the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland or any Interest
(c) For the purpose of business premises out of England, to acquire, hold of
and dispose of any lands of any tenure
ln India, any colony or dependency of
the United Kingdom or in any foreign
country, or any interest therein, and
from time to time to sell, lease,
change or otherwise dispose   of
a post planted and marked J. W. Graham's initial post, thence east 40 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 40
chains, thence south 40 chains to place
of commencement, containing 160 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905.
J. W. GRAHAM, Locatoi
A. E. JOHNSON, Agent.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land, situated on
Skeena river, one mile below Skeena
Canyon, and beginning at a post planted
near Singlehurst wagon road and
marked S. B. Johnson's initial post,
thence east 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
north 80 chains to place of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905.
S. B. JOHNSON, Locator.
Louis Anderson, Agent.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land: Commencing
at a post marked southeast corner, situated 20 chains west of the west line of
the Kitwangah Indian Reserve, at a
point where said line crosses the Skeena river, running 20 chains north,
thence 40 chains west, thence 20 chains
south, thence 40 chains east, to point
of commencement, containing 80 acres
more or less.
Dated December 8th, 1905.
R. S. SARGENT, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Chief
ex- j Commissioner of Lands and Works for
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ any [ permission to purchase the following de-
lands or any interest ln land so acquir- 1 scribed land, situated in Range V'.,
ed, or any part of the same, on such I c D| R c . Commencing at
tc,.mD ar\A   pnnHlfinns ns the Corrjora- I ' ' °
the N. W. corner of L. 273, Range V.,
Coast Dist., and thence Ast. north 20
terms and conditions as the Corporation may see fit:
(d) To enter into and carry into effect contracts for amalgamating with chains, thence Ast. west 40 chains,
or purchasing or taking over the whole thence Ast „„ „ chai thence Agt
or any part of the business or property        ., ,   . .,,■••.
of any company or society authorised  north. 4° chains and  thence Ast.  east
to carry on business which the Corpor- j to point of commencement
ation is authorised to carry on, or for j    Oct. 15, 1905.
undertaking and performing all or any
of the contracts, liabilities and engagements of any such company or society:
e) To procure the Corporation to be
registered or recognised in any country, state or place abroad, and to make
any Investments or deposits and comply with any conditions necessary or
expedient in order to carry on business
(f) To form or assist ln forming out
of the United Kingdom any company
for carrying on any business which the
Corporation may for the time being be'
authorised to carry on, and to hold
shares or stock in or securities of any
such company, and to guarantee interest or dividends on shares of stock In
or securities of any such company, and
to dispose of such shares, stocks or securities, and to guarantee the due fulfilment of all or any the obligations
and engagements of any such company,
but so that In every case arrangements
shall be made for securing to the Corporation the control and management
and benefit of the business to any such
(g To do all such other things as may
be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects:
(h) And to carry out the above objects, except so far as otherwise    expressed, either alone or in conjunction
with any other person or association of j
persons and in any part of the world. |
Italian School of Moslc
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli
(Italy). In addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and 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.
The Engines of The Day.
Coal Oil Engines
Superior to Gasoline.
Marine Engines for launches, fishing
boats, etc. Stationary Engines for
pumping and all power purposes. For
ranch and other uses.
Write for particulars.
Now is the time to order for the spring.
Dealers in Mining and other Machinery. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3. 1906.
Mr. Henry W. Savage's Celebrated
Company, With Orchestra of Fifty
Under Three Conductors, Coming to
Vancouver in "Rigoletto," "Lohengrin," "Tannhauser" and "Faust" for
Three Days, Beninning February 15.
The most important society and
operatise event in the musical history
of British Columbia will be the grand
opera festival of three days, beginning
Thursday, February 15, at the Vancouver opera house, when Mr. Henry W.
Savage's celebrated English Grand
Opera Company and orchestra of fifty
musicians will be heard for four performances.
Opera lovers in Vancouver and surrounding cities have been looking forward to this rare occasion ever since
the first announcement that Manager
Savage would send his splendid organization to the Northwest. The company is famous as the largest and most
expensive aggregation of artists, musicians and productions that has ever attempted a complete cross-continent
tour. The singing forces alone number over 150 people. To convey the
enormous equipment of scenery, costumes, mechanical and electric effects
a special grand opera train is required.
The company itself is a combination
of Mr. Savage's "Parsifal" and English opera companies of last season,
there being over a score of leading
prima donnas, tenors, baritones and
basses in addition to the great singing
chorus of nearly 100 voices.
The repertory of operas is the most
pretentious ever offered by a cofpany
of English speaking artists. Wagner's
sonorous music dramas have become the
most popular of all the great master-
works, and two of them are to be heard.
There will be the superb "Tannhauser"
with its immortal overture, seductive
Venusberg music sung by Venus and
the 7Minstrel Knight, the inspiring
"Pilgrims' Chorus," great aria for the
beactiful Elizabeth and poetic "Song
to the Evening Star" for Wolfran.
"Lohengrin," with its romance of
the Holy Grail Knight who resuces the
Princess Elisa, with its beautiful "Wedding March," "Dream Song," "Swan
Song" and other great harmonies is the
delightful offering for the opening night'
when the Vancouver opera house will
be filled with the most representative
audience of society and music circles of
the year.
For lovers of the florid and tuneful
Italian operas there will be Verdi's
"R'igoletto," with its exquisite melodies and brilliant ensembles, and for
all classes of music lovers there will be
Gounod's melodious "Faust," with its
sparkling "Jewel Song," "Flower Song,"
famous garden scene and all its picturesque coloring that has made it the'
best loved of all French operas.
The performances will be arranged
as follows:
Thursday evening, February 15, "Lohengrin."
Friday evening, February 16, "Rigoletto."
Saturday matinee, February 17,
Saturday evening, February 17,
Opera patrons will be delighted to
learn that Manager Ricketts has arranged with Mr. Savage' srepresenta-
tive for the sale of season tickets, including a seat for each of the four
performances at a reduction from the
regular scale of prices that promises
to make the opera season the most
popular series of performances ever offered in Vancouver by a high class attraction. The scale of prices for season tickets contemplates a reduction of
$1 on all $3 seats and 50 cents on all
$2.50 and $2.00 seats, as well as a 25
cent reduction on $1.50 seats. Music
lovers will be quick to take advantage
of this generous offer, as it will enable them to obtain seats for all four
performances at a $2 rate, a price that
is lower than that at which the com-
nany with its superb orchestra appears
in any other city on the Pacific coast.
Three days will be devoted to the
season ticket sale, bcijinning Thursf-
day, February 8, the regular sale starting Monday, February 12.
Th" r.Tir'ip-on'icvt I" announced of
'"Misirleo W, n.vl.w fnrrnorlv of th"
Vorrtnri hotel, to n yn"""- Indv of thn
Torrninnl Clt.v, Mr. TCnri.ip.'. who waa
-"•."v nopnif>'* hern,  hns *-opn'vpd n'ln*'
'•lorh'        (.nii»rnlMlot|on<I fl'Om Ill's
'•-ipnric !») Victoria,
Qorne men nre in the hest of Rnirlt«
crly when a lot of spirits are In them.
(Oontinued from page 1.)
Life." The most persistent note is one
of tender sympathy, as of one who is
keenly sensitive to the pathos of all human life. The "nom de plume" of
the writer is Francis Daor and naturally enough it has betn accepted
wherever the Herald is read that it conceals the identity of a man. Our readers will be surprised to learn that Francis Daor is a bright young girl not yet
24 years of age, the daughter of a well-
known resident of Sherbrooke, Que.
Her work gives promise of a brilliant
future, and in its line is unsurpassed
by anything that has emanated from
the pen of a Canadian. It is to be
hoped that her sketches will be rescued
from the file and published in book
• .    •
Scotland has produced one great man,
and as a protest against   the   narrow
minded bigotry of so many of his countrymen the  world has kept  his memory green and has decided that, in spite
of his foibles Bobbie Burns is a man.
It also concedes that   he   is a   poet,
though, thank heaven, not of the Kailyard  school.     There  is probably    not
another   world-poet  whose  anniversary
is    so    widely celebrated, and to the
close observer it is clear that this    is
quite   as   much   due   to   the   splendid
'catholicity   and   tolerance   of  the  man
I as  to  the  excellence  of    his  literary
j achievements.      Bobbie   Burns   is   thc
j one man who reconciles thc world   to
'tolerate his fellow countrymen,
• •   •
The leader of the opposition in thc
legislative Assembly occupied a position
. bst Tuesday not unlike that of thc hen
I who thought she had laid an egg because
I she found one in her nest and stmght-
"•av beenn to cackle over it, only to
find later that it would not hatch   out
I because it was a pitcher and in any
case it was placed there by someone
else., But for the still insufficiently explained state of mind in which Mr.
Macgowan held his hand up at the
wrong time, and the member for Nelson, after refusing to vote impetuously,
pointed to the ceiling. Mr. Macdonald would have been deprived of the
opportunity to indulge in a little pleasantry at the expense of the government. Mr. Macgowan has offered several explanations for his temporary aberration which in sympathetic quarters is attributed to "spasmodicus in-
voluntas," from which he recovered the
same evening. The member for Nelson has not offered any explanation of
his vote up lo the time of going to
I he  alacrity  with   which   Hon.  Mr.
McBride granted a committee to investigate the Kaien Island deal should act
as a warning to the leader of the opposition and his man Friday that "there
are more things in heaven and   earth
than are dreamt of in their philosophy." If these gentlemen were well ad-
I vised  they would  turn  their energies
! into an entirely different channel,   the
' procuring at an early date of G. T. P.
j construction   in   this   province.      That
■ is their "funeral," and it is moving all
loo slowly.
"Remember March, the Ides of
March remember. The Week will
venture on a prediction. The Laurier
government rode to Ottawa and power
on the G. T. P. agreement. They will
ride out on it with a wrecking crew.
But neither thc leader of the opposition
nor the member for Delta will ride to
the Pacific Coast on a G. T. R. track
for many years to come.
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