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Bank of Hamilton °
Capital $2,440,000 °
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jo  Savings Department.   Interest allowed
^^| on deposits.
Vancouver Branch
EWING BTJCHAN,   -   Manager. a<
The Week
TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
Lanston Monotype Composition.
A number bl new homes.  Modern in  3
every respect.
Easy monthly instalments.
Limited. ■»
40 Government St.,    VICTORIA.        el
Vol. III.   No.
One Dollar Per Annum.
The Editor's Review
Of Current Topics.
Farewell British Columbia
and Welcome, says farewell with
deepest regret to the
courtly and kindly gentleman who
for six years has honorably discharged the highest official duties
devolving on any man in the Province. He came here as the representative of Queen Victoria; he leaves
as the representative of King Edward. It has fallen to the lot of no
public servant to serve two more illustrious sovereigns, and Sir Henri
Joli leaves without the faintest blot
on his escutcheon. "Sans peur et
sans reproche," may well have been
his motto; for the time-honored
phrase well describes his conduct
and administration. Any prejudice
that may have existed in weak
minds because a French-Canadian
Premier nominated a French-Canadian grand seigneur to the Lieutenant-Governorship of the Province
has long since vanished before the
influence of his eminent services and
charming personality, and it cannot
but be a consoling reflection to Sir
Henri that he carries with him into
a well-earned retirement the universal approval and affection of the people whose interests he has faithfully
Officially speaking, we may, how-
1 ever say, "Le roi est mort, vive le
\ roi," for Mr. James Dunsmuir steps
into the vacant office.  A man of the
people, not, like his predecessor, an
' aristocrat, or born in the purple,
Ihe brings to the discharge of the
responsible, if not very onerous, duties of his position the equipment
of integrity, kindheartedness, business capability and wealth, none of
them qualifications to be despised.
\In addition, he will be sustained in
I his social relationships by a wife and
daughters who will leave nothing
undone to maintain the best traditions of Government House. Mr.
Dunsmuir knows the Province better far than Sir Henri Joli, and
\ his vast property holdings give him
an identity of interest with the
people that cannot fail to innure to
their advancement and development.
If he makes mistakes, they will be
of the head and not of the heart.
Even-handed justice will be dealt
out, and parties will be unknown
to the new Lieutenant-Governor.
What he lacks of the constitutional
and diplomatic accomplishments of
his predecessors he. makes up in
practical business ability and
shrewdness. His appointment is a
fitting recognition, both of his personal character and the important
position which his family has occupied for half a century in British
I Columbia, and on that account will
meet with general approval, which
will be fully justified by his admin-
|Found The report of Dr. Tolmie,
luilty. to the Mayor, on the subject of adulterated milk, is
document fearfully and wonderfully made. He has to admit that
ie found "formalin" in two samples
of milk tested; yet he speaks of its
general character as being "excellent."   Skillfully glossing over any
further defects, and neglecting to
state that only six samples of milk
were tested for  adulteration,   he
proceeds to direct attention to the
percentage of fatty matter, a very
minor  consideration  as   affecting
health, and quotes the percentages
of some 70 samples with satisfaction.   But even here the report is,
perhaps unintentionally, misleading
because   these. excellent   samples
show a variation from 30 to 5.4—
equal to 80 per cent—not very far
from double.   By what process of
reasoning does Dr. Tolmie justify
the appellation of excellent to J.
Masowera's milk, containing 3 per
cent of fat, while he has nothing
better to say for W. Hill's, which
contains   5.4?    But   Dr.   Tolmie
knows full well that this was not the
charge.   If people like to pay the
same price for poor milk as for rich,]
that is their own business; but it is
Dr. Tolmie's business to see that
they are not poisoned.  The Week
is credibly informed that only six
samples of milk were analyzed, and
these were done by Mr. Carmichael.
Two contained formalin, a deadly
poison for infants, even when used
in small quantities, and harmful in
any event to all prsons taking  it.
This was proved by expert evidence
in the case of the City of Grand
Forks vs. Floyd.   The latter was
fined $200; Mayor Morley thinks a
warning is sufficient.   Why, how
much warning does a poisoner require?   The matter has been discussed in the pages of The Week
for two months, every detail was
given, the drugs used were mentioned, and we offered to tell where they
were  procured,   but  neither  the
Mayor nor the Health Committee,
nor Dr. Tolmie wanted the information.   We do not intend to let the
culprits get away with this whitewashing; already they are trying to
trick the public.   Instead of purchasing the poison from a drug
store they are frightened, and now
a large grocery store on Government
street is supplying them with the
noxious "preservative." Thus is the
public health endangered, while the
Inspectors neglect their duty, and
the Mayor "gives a warning."  The
facts still stand as they were stated
in The Week; not one allegation
has been disproved, or even weakened, but there will be no change
for the better until the responsibility
is placed on the shoulders of an officer who is not also the veterinary
surgeon for the dairymen, whose
adulterative propensities he is paid
to discover and report.
A Kinder- The Victoria Council
garten. Chamber has for the
nonce been converted
into a kindergarten, the Aldermen
into a lot of children, and the Mayor
has donned the motley. The dignity which one has been accustomed
to associate with the sessions of
civic bodies has given place to something not altogether unlike impu
dence.   The Aldermen badger the
Mayor, and the Mayor threatens the
Aldermen.  There is no water to extinguish fires should they be so unaccommodating as  to  break  out
above a certain level; if the water
flows, the leaky hose considerately
relieves the pressure before it reaches
the nozzle; if the fire is on high
ground, the horses are so worn out
that they cannot climb the hill.
People are even thirsty in the public park and streets, as the fountains do not play, and if a water-cart
goes to the stand-pipe to be filled,
it cuts off the supply within a considerable radius.   These statements
do not emanate from the fertile
brain of an imaginative reporter,
but were deposed to by the Mayor
and Aldermen at a Council meeting.
Whose fault is it?  The Mayor says
the Water Committee, the Water
Committee says the Fire Chief, Alderman Fell says Nobody" Wait a bit
and things will come all right."
Thus the game goes on, insurance
rates are raised, and Victoria is
made a laughing stock throughout
the Province.    It seems farcical
that with an unlimited supply of
the purest water at Goldstream, the
city should have to wait.  What for?
The report of the legal gentlemen
forsooth!   We have great respect
for Alderman Fell, but not in the
character  of  Pooh-Bah,   without
whom nothing can be done.  We do
not assume sufficient knowledge of
this aspect of the case to do more
than suggest expedition, but rotten
hose and lame horses can surely be
replaced without this fuss.    One
fire costs more than the difference
between a good and a bad team.  It
is becoming plainer every week that
the Mayor and Council do not pull
together.   Half the term has expired, and there has been nothing
done; bickering and petty squabbling   have   characterized   almost
every meeting.    If, as Alderman
Stewart says, the Mayor wants all
the limelight, why not let him have
it, if that will keep things peaceable
—he is the Chief Magistrate? When
it comes to personal threats, it is
time for the people to ask whether
the Aldermen are trying to block
the policy in support of which Mayor
Morley was elected, or whether the
latter is so dazzled by the limelight that he cannot see. Which is it?
was obtained under false pretences
as to location, and would never have
been granted if the country had
known that the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway was going through the
wheat belt south of an unbonused
The Land
of Fog.
Poor old England has
acquired an evil reputation as a land of fogs,
and London in particular has had
to bear many stripes on that account. It is worth noting that the
period of fine, sunny weather that
has been with us in Victoria this
spring has also visited England, and
a record has been established for
"sunny hours." In January there
were 42, as against an average of
19. In February, 55 against 34. In
March, 85 against 69. In April, 162
against 113. In the London parks
the trees were in leaf in the middle
of April, and the flower beds were
gorgeous with spring blossoms. The
scene in Hyde Park during afternoons, when carriages containing
daintily robed ladies, rolled in endless procession round the cool drives,
was a very gay one. It is just as
well for Canadians to admit that if
Canada is not "our Lady of the
Snows," neither is England "a land
of fogs."
Hospital at Greenwood. Two daughters, a Mrs. Hugh Keefer and a Mrs.
Robert Leatherdale, both of Vancouver, who had gone over on hearing of the old man's illness and tried
to induce him to make his will, no
sooner heard of his death than they
"skipped out," and refused to take
charge of the body or to assume any
responsibility for its interment. In
vain did the authorities appeal. At
the time of writing, the remains
were still unburied and left in the
hands of the undertaker. While in
Greenwood Mrs. Keefer stayed
at the best hotel in the city,
the Imperial, and "dazzled the
guests with her finery and jewellery." Happily such inhumanity is
rarely heard of, never among savages, and it furnishes a profound
problem for the student of human
Racing for
the press reports
are correct, no less
than four transcontinental railway companies are "racing for the Yellowhead Pass," to use
an euphemistic phrase. This is an
illuminating circumstance, and disposes of the G. T. P. bluff about the
Peace River country and the Pine-
Head Pass. It just means that the
best known Pass north of the Kicking Horse, the one as far south as is
feasible, is to be used, and the anxiety of the G. T. P. promoters to get
as far north as they could, and open
up new territory, wis the most palpable bluff. Their location west of
Winnipeg is south of the Canadian
Northern all the way. There is
plenty of room between them and
the C. P. R., and they will secure a
large territory, but it will never be
forgotten that the government aid
A Man President Roosevelt is
of Clay, coming in for a lot of
abuse lately, but it is
doubtful if it will worry him much.
It comes almost entirely from grafters, who see danger of their occupation being lost. Among these may
be classed Senator Bailey, who recently made the surprising discovery that the President is a "man of
clay, and very common clay at
that." What did the Senator expect? That the Creator had used a
special material out of which to
manufacture a Roosevelt? If the
President is made of clay, so is Senator Bailey, and so, we fear, are all of
us. The high grade stuff is not used
for mortals, and since all men are
made of clay, even Presidents must
be expected to have flaws; but if
they had all been as honest, as inflexible, and as peace-loving as
Roosevelt, America would have had
fewer problems to solve today.
Cordelia The Boundary Creek
Outdone. Times publishes with detail and fullest circumstantiality an account of heartless
treatment of their father by two
apparently wealthy women, which
recalls in many of its features the
tragic experience of poor old King
Lear. John M. Jarett, a rancher of
Rock Creek, died in the Sisters'
Yellow Under Manager Es-
Journalism. ling The Rossland
Miner has shown
great improvement, and The Week
has more than once commented on
the fact. We must, however, enter
the strongest protest against an
outrage on every sense of decency
perpetrated by the last Sunday supplement, undated, and evidently an
American production of the most
debased character. A full page is
devoted to the fall of the poor Rowland girls and young Hazard, who
were lost on the Valencia. Portraits of the girls are given. There
is a horrible picture showing one of
them floating on the waves with an
agonized expression on her face,
whilst the other clings to the mast.
The story of the elder Hazard's misdoings is told with pitiless detail, and
the head-lines are enough to make
one's blood run cold. "The wages
of sin is death, Was it Divine vengeance in most frightful form that
overtook pretty Lulu Rowland and
her sister Mabel and young Mr. Hazard on the ill-fated steamer Valencia?" Nothing more outrageous
has ever been perpetrated in the
name of journalism, and if we cannot stop U. S. publishers from torturing their own countrymen, we
ought to be able to prevent them
from debauching ours.
(Grasp The Vancouver General
the Nettle. Hospital Board a e, to
use a Western expression, "strictly up against j,t." Serious charges have been made against
the internal management of the institution by ladies of status and influence. They cannot be brushed
aside in a perfunctory manner, as
tlie Board seems disposed to attempt.
Selling Saucy Sardines, j
Vallicres French Sardines, two tins lor 25c
Union Club and K Ing Oscar Sardines, three tins 50c
Albert Said nee in Oil, per tin 20c
Albert Sardines In Tomatoes, per tin 25c
Philippe and Canaud's, per tin  80c
Smoked Sardines, per tin 25c
Royans a ln Bordelalne, per tin 25c
Koyaus a la Vetel, per tin Mo
RoyaiiB»la Trulfcs, per tin 25c
DIXI H. ROSS & CO., IU Government St. Victoria
Mall Orders Shipped Promptly.
Meat and Milk.
There is no reason why Vancouver
should be behind Victoria in the matter of
food inspection. The climate does not
differ so greatly that what is poisonous in
the latter would be innocuous in the former. The charges made by The Week
against the milk vendors of Victoria have
been proved up to the hilt, and will be
further prosecuted in the courts. Are
matters any better in Vancouver? The
public health should be protected, and at
no point is it more vulnerable than in respect of the condition of food. But there
is one phase of the question specially deserving of attention—milk forms a very
large item in the nourishment of children,
and many infants whom their mothers
either cannot or will not feed are entirely
dependent on the cow. The milk, although adulterated, that will not seriously
injure an adult, will kill an infant. Who
can estimate the extent to which infant
mortality is increased by the use of "doc
tored" milk? Who can say how many of
the physical ills that afflict the community
are produced by eating meat, and fish that
are made to preserve the semblance of
freshness by a liberal sprinkling of boracic
acid? The city by-laws of Vancouver, like
those of Victoria, are adequate to protect
the public, if they are regularly enforced,
Let the public demand their enforcement,
and the press keep pegging away, until
the evil is remedied.
A Generous Movement.
A subscription list has been opened at
thc Vancouver office of The Week for the
purpose of providing a map of Canada for
the editor of The World. Small amounts
only are asked, as it is desired by the promoters to make the movement as general
as possible. The immediate cause of this
notification is the following paragraph cut
from the Editorial Notes of our bulky contemporary:
"It is expected that the canal which is
designed to connect Georgian Bay with
the great lakes will be begun this summer.
It will cost 875,000,000."
When the writer was last at Collingwood,
Georgian Bay was a debouchement of Lake
Huron, and Lake Huron was always accounted one of the "Great Lakes." Try
again, Mr. Editor.
As a matter of fact, thc contemplated
canal is to connect Georgian Bay with Lake
Ontario, running through Simcoe and Ontario and York Counties, a distance of
about 100 miles.
The Trent Canal, already in course of
construction, will also connect these same
bodies of water, the southern end coming
into Lake Ontario either at Port Hope or
Trenton, respectively 60 and 120 miles east
of Toronto.
Next Thursday the lacrosse season will
open in earnest with two senior games.
The Mount Pleasant twelve plays its initial game with the Royal City team at
Westminster, while Vancouver and Victoria mil clash in the Capital City. As to
the former game, I pick New Westminster
to win by about 5 goals to 2. The suburbanites have lost Scotty Williamson, who
has gone to Cranbrook, and some of their
other men have not quite proven high-
grade. They will havo a good team of intermediates, and while they will bump up
against a new team in the Royal City, the
"salmon bellies" have had the advantage
of playing a few senior games last year,
Goal will be the only weak point in the
Royal City team, and unless Sandy Gray
comes out it is likely that Carty can be persuaded to fill the position, and he is capable of doing it properly. As for the Vancouver-Victoria match, I don't know what
to say. Victoria talked a lot about getting
out the intermediates this year, and now
when the first senior game comes around,
the club hustles out all the old "war
horses," who ought to have been put in
the retired pasture several years ago. No
wonder there is discontent in the Capital
City club. For all their talk, the Vancouver City team will not start the season
very strong. They still lack about three
players, and are going to have a hard job
to fill in. They are after Adams, a defence
player from Ontario, now with the Merchants Bank in Vancouver, and although
he may turn out, he is in very poor condition at present. The game in Victoria
should be close, with even bets.
The Band Does Not Play.
A correspondent comments on the noticeable absence of music throughout Canada, and draws attention to the fact that
although the Vancouver Hotel is now
thronged with tourists, the strains of a
band are never heard. This may be termed
a "fatal deficiency," and should be remedied. Music is now the rule in all English
and American Hotels of importance, and
is a paying attraction. Let Vancouverites
enlist the sympathy of Mrs. Hayter Reed,
and the band will play.
"A Little Knowledge,"
A Vancouver business man wrote a
sneering letter to The Week anent the
series of "Vampire" stories published in
our columns a month or so ago. The letter seemed to suggest that the authors were
pointing at the writer. We assured him
that such was not the case, as we had never
even heard of him, and expressed regret
if he had been in any way aggrieved. This
he calls an insult, and has written us an
angry letter, obviously expecting that we
would give a free advertisement by mention
of his name. This we have no intention of
doing, except at our usual advertising
rates. The amusing phase of the matter
is that he is totally unaware that the
author of the original story (which we published), Bart Kennedy, is a popular London writer, who made fame and fortune
for himself as the "Harmsworth" traveller
through Spain. "Who's Who" can be purchased anywhere for two shillings.
Mrs. C. L. Gordon, 1869 Georgia street,
left on Tuesday for White Horse, on a visit
to her parents.
Sandy Gray had an off day when the
Ottawa Capitals and New Westminsters
played the final game of the Fair series,
and allowed several easy shots to go past
him. His work was rather severely criticized at the time, and Sandy has been sore
and will not come out this vear. He is one
of the best goal-keepers in the game,and it
is a pity he should quit when in his prime.
Even though his critics were severe, Sandy
should have proved himself a good sport
by turning out again this year.
A big three-day racing meet will be held
at Hastings, opening next Thursday. In
all there will be nineteen races, and some
fine sport is promised.
A ten-round boxing exhibition between
Rufe Turner and Bob Williams is announced to take place in Vancouver on
Thursday. If the daily papers are correct
in the statement that Turner must make
120 pounds on Thursday, the exhibition
gives poor promise. Turner looks to be
better fitted at 130 pounds, and Williams
is announced to weigh in at 135 pounds.
Lipton is to make one more try for that
America's Cup. Wonder if it would do any
good were he to drop that name Shamrock? Look out for that brick! an Irishman threw it.
One of the attractions at Victoria on
Thursday wll be the regatta, under the
auspices of the James Bay A. A. Vancouver is sending down a four-oared crew.
Lanagan, the Stanford coach, is coming
to British Columbia next week to study
Rugby.   Strikes me he chooses a peculiar
season to make a study of a winter game.
Madame Bayla, France's most famous
psychic palmist, has returned to Vancouver by special request, and may be consulted from 1 to 9 p.m. every day at 621
Hastings W., opposite Leland Hotel.
Everyone here knows about this wonderfully gifted woman. Her revelations
border on the miraculous. **2
The Dog Show in Vancouver last week
was an immense success. The criticism
promised for this week has unavoidably
had to be held over for latk of space, but
it will appear in the near future.
Vancouver may yet see professional
baseball this year. Although no local
people will finance a team, it is considered
likely that Mique Fisher, late king of Tacoma but more recently of Fresno, or Jim
Morley of Los Angeles, may shift a Coast
League team here for this year, and play
in the Northwest League.
Amateur baseball seems doomed to take
a back seat on the Mainland this summer.
We don't hear anything these days about
that amateur league.
Some very successful sports under the
auspices of the Y.M.C.A. Harriers were
held on the Cambie street grounds last
The annual meeting of the B.C.I.L.A. is
scheduled to be held at New Westminster
this afternoon, when Victoria's request
for admission will be taken up.
The British Columbia Football Association held its annual meeting last evening
in the Royal City.
Cranbrook seems to have serious intentions in lacrosse this year. It costs money
to keep a professional team. The following players well known on the Coast are
among those on the payroll: Sandy Cowan,
Scotty Williamson and Walter Miller.
Vernon Green has come up from Seattle
to join the Mount Pleasant lacrosse team.
It has been the custom in the past for
the Western lacrosse teams to import players from the East. Apparently things are
now changing, for the Torontos have just
signed a Western player for second home.
This is Billy Cameron, late of Vancouver,
Seattle and San Francisco. Billy will
likely make good, if he can forget that he
hates to work hard.
The Bostock and Flumerfelt Cup competitions for the golf championships of Brt-
ish Columbia are being played in Victoria
at the time of writing.
(By Holman F. Day.)
There lived two frogs, so I've been told,
In a quiet wayside pool;
And one of those frogs was a Jamed bright frog,
But the other frog was a fooi.
Now a farmer man with a big milk can
Was wont to pass that wav:
And he used to stop and add a drop
Of the aqua pura, they say. -
And it chanced one morn in the early dawn
When the farmer's sight was dim,
He scooped those frogs in the water he dipped
Which same was a joke on him.—
The fool frog sank in the swashing tank,
As the farmer bumped to town,
But the smart frog flew like a tugboat screw,
And he swore he'd not go down.
So he kicked and splashed and he slammed and
And he kept on top through all;
And he churned that milk in first-class shape
In a great big butter ball.
Now when the milkman got to town
And opened the can there lay
The fool frog drowned; but hale and sound,
The kicker he hopped away.
Don't fret your life with needless strife,
Yet let this teaching stick.
You'll find, old man, in the world's big oan
It sometimes pays to kick.
Character In Noses.
The nose is the one feature which makes
or mars a face, a fact which bears out the
truth of the saying that a beautiful nose is
never seen on an ugly face.
To be in perfect proportion, its length
should be equal to that of the forehead,
and when seen in profile, the lower and
horizontal portion should measure not
more than one-third of its length. The
effect is lost if the nostrils are too large.
These must exhibit a fine point near the
tip of the nose, while the other end should
be gently rounded.
Very small nostrils show a want of enterprise, great refinement and timidity.
A pointed nose is a sign of wit, while in
contradiction to this, one which is blunt-
shaped denotes a doleful view of life, and
no sense of humor on the part of its possessor.
A "turned-up "nose is popularly supposed to be the prerogative of the frivilous-
minded, but its owner is often addicted to
jealousy, although refinement and kindness of heart are also generally present.
A straight nose is a sign of gravity and
a keen sense of decorum, while one which
is crooked and hopelessly at fault from an
artistic point of view may demonstrate
the fine nature and high-mindedness of
its owner.
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Bulbs, Etc.
We have been established in Vancouver for
19 years and our Seeds are Suitable for
B. G. Climate.
Large illustrated catalogue free on request.
Order by number.
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An Irishman, who had been in a fight
with a neighbor, had one of bis ears almost chewed off. He consulted a lawyer
concerning the bringing of a prosecution,
and, after a somewhat lengthy account of
the difficulty, ended his story as follows,
"I wouldn't mind so much for myself, lawyer; but I'd hate like poison to raise a family wid one ear."
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Notes on
Canadian News.
The Barrie, Ontario, Gazette is far-
sighted enough to note that "One of the
handsomest papers, as regards typography
and make-up, which, occasionally, reaches
The Gazette office, is The (Victoria, B.C.)
Week, a breezy weekly paper, similar to
Toronto Saturday Night, and on which
Fred. W. Grant, an old Barrieite, who first
learned   the  fundamental  principles  of
I 'slinging type' in The Gazette, is foreman
I and machine-operator."
Moose Jaw's Publicity Fund.
At a large and representative meeting of
J the Board of Trade at Moosejaw last week,
it was unanimously decided to ask the
City Council to place in this year's esti-
| mates the sum of $5,000, to be expended
for public purposes, augmenting the work
I of the Board of Trade, chiefly that new in-
i dustries may be established there, including a flax mill, abattoir, straw paper mill,
tannery and soap factory.   The following
were appointed delegates to the Board of
Trade Convention at Edmonton on June
13th and 14th:   J. R. Green, E. M. Saunders, Thos. Miller, G. K. Smith, W. Loree,
W. B. Willoughby and Commissioner Mc-
Calgary's Growth.
Calgary is throwing out its chest and
buying larger sized hats upon the report
of Henderson's directory, that it has a
. population of over 20,000.    It's pride is
warranted, for the showing is a marvellous
one, in view of the dead-and-alive condition of the town less than ten years ago.
| Calgary is now where Winnipeg was twenty
years ago, and going strong.   Doubtless it
i has high hopes of being where Winnipeg
I now is in less than twenty years, and, in
[view of the development that is taking
| place, it is quite possible that these hopes
will be realized.
Deutsch man's Caves.
C. Deutschman has returned to Revel-
I stoke from Ottawa. He will receive some
I compensation for the discovery of the
LDeutschman Caves, and has been appointed caretaker on behalf of the Dominion
[government, who will take them over,
I build in a wagon road, and light the inter-
f ior by electricity, so as to make them as
I attractive as possible to sightseers.
To Examine a Wlnnipegger.
The commision ordered by Judge Winchester to examine J. H. Hummer in Win-
Inipeg in Lady Wilson's suit against the
L Toronto General Trusts has been adjourn-
led. Mr. Flurnmer was manager of the
[Trusts corporation, and at one time looked
[after the Wilson estate. It is now be-
[ lieved he will go to Toronto.
Honor for Matthewson.
Mr. F. H. Matthewson, President of the
[Montreal Board of Trade and General
| Manager of the Bank of Commerce, has
(left for New York, whence he will sail for
[England. He is one of the delegates from
lthe Boards of Trade to the congress of
[Chambers of Commerce of the Empire,
Iwhieh meets in London in July..
Faith, Not Works.
The Twenty Thousand-Club is strong in
Kaith, but lamentably weak in works. The
tall to fight thc fire that was destroying
Ihe woods on the mountains was only responded to by eight or nine citizens, and
It has not yet been settled that all the volunteers were members of the club.—Nel-
lon Economist.
Options on Portage Plains Farms.
Illinois capitalists are securing options
in the best farms on the plains in the district surrounding Portage la Prairie at $40
In acre. They have formed a company,
Pie Illinois Prairie Land Company, and
ntend to sell their purchases to the better
|lass of Illinois farmers, who do not care
i go into pioneer work.
No Salrey Janes.
Female servants are now so scarce in
foronto that they now command a bonus.
Toronto Saturday Night has been looking
through the advertisements in the daily
papers, and finds many cases that are tragically appealing. One lady tries to secure a general servant by offering "the
highest wages, no washing, every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon and every night
off." Each advertiser tries to put in some
little touch that will attract an applicant.
"No washing, no ironing, no children,"says
one. "A good Christian home," says another. "Light, easy place," coaxes a
third. Stories float around to the effect
that Mr. So-and-So has been advertising
off and on for six months, and has not yet
been able to get a maid. Another woman
pays much less, and has no trouble whatever in getting help. The end of it will
probably be that many families will be
driven into flats, where much of the work
will be done by contract.
Kootenay  Letter.
Nelson, B. C, May 14.—The seasonal
forest fires have again started, there being
two during the last few days, both close
to Nelson and both filling the air with
smoke and destroying the beauty of the
hill facing the city. Both had their origin,
it is supposed, in careless clearing. The
first occurred in the land at the back of the
ranch of James Johnstone, President of
the Kootenay Growers' Association and
ex-President of the Agricultural Society.
James will face the music tomorrow before tbe stipendiary magistrate. While
this cose was pending there occurred another fire, also on the mountain facing
Nelson. This time the cabin of a rancher,
named Fraser, was burned, and the fire,
starting at the back of the mountain,
climbed over the top, and sparks, igniting
the pine timber on the Nelson side, has
destroyed one of the prettiest bits of woodland near Nelson. It is probable that an
example will be made, if the offence can
be brought home. The Washington law,
forbidding fires during the dry season,
ought to be enforced in British Columbia.
Not only is much valuable timber destroyed each year, but the smoke in the air is
apt to become a serious drawback to the
tourist, who is wanted in the beautiful
Kootenay country.
There has been a strike of some importance of free gold on Woodbury creek, some
very valuable finds having been made.
The lucky finders have proceeded to cover
about all the country around as far as
possible. There is likely to be a big rush
into the country as soon as the news gets
abroad, as the gold is quite equal, it is declared, to anything that was found on Poplar creek, and has the advantage of being
is a most unmistakably permanent formation. Woodbury creek is an affluent of
Kootenay lake, flowing northeasterly into
west side, just above the west arm, between Procter and Kaslo. It is on the
south fork of that creek, which heads into
the glaciers on the northeast slope of the
Kokanee mountains, where the find has
been made. There is a trail up the creek,
but there is no town, not even a rancher,
at its mouth, so that access is somewhat
difficult at present. It is impossible to get
at the country from the Nelson side, by
way of the LaPlata (Molly Gibson mine),
situated on the southwest slope of the
Kokanee mountains, although a waggon
road takes the wayfarer some fourteen
miles into the heart of the country, and
only separated at the Molly Gibson by a
few miles of mountain top. It might be
possible if the aerial machine were perfected. As it is, the glaciers, some 8,000
to 9,000 feet in the air, render walking
dangerous. However, it is a hard place
that the prospector cannot get into, and
the south fork of Woodbury is not likely
to prove as hard a nut to crack as some of
the creeks near Dawson City. If all the
tales one hears are only half true, however,
the best of the Northern creeks would
blush to find themselves in the same valley
with Woodbury.
The views of a staunch Conservative
here, as expressed in The Week, through
the medium of your correspondent last
month, have met with some animadversion in as far as the unity of the party is
concerned, but the best proof of their correctness is found in the attitude of the only
daily paper which Nelson at present possesses, which complains that it cannot get
the support of the whole community, and
is running at a loss, the evident deduction
being that the Conservatives are sufficiently united not to support a pronouncedly and at all times Liberal newspaper,
And a unity that goes so far as to punish
its members by their neglect to take advantage of the benefits of a local paper, is
a sufficiently real unity for all intents and
The Young Man Would Do.
The old gentleman, in his heart, did not
object to the young man as a son-in-law,
but he was one of that kind of old gentlemen who like to behave as though he were
conferring a favor, and when the young
man called on the important mission, he
was ready for him. fi|
"So," he began fiercely, before the
youth had said two words, "you want me
to let you marry my daughter, do you?"
The young man's eyebrows rose half an
inch. 7 --— -   .	
"I didn't say so, did|I?" he asked-coolly.
The old gentleman gasped. .-'.     .   _
"But you were going to say so?"
"Who told you I was?" inquired the
applicant. . -   —~
"You want me to let you many her,
don't you?" asked the old gentleman, softening.
"No?" and the old gentleman almost
fell off his chair.
"That's what I said."
The old fellow thought he had made a
"Then what in thunder do you want?"
he exclaimed.
"I want you to give your consent," replied the youth, pleasantly. "I'm going
to marry her anyhow, but we thought your
consent wouldn't be a bad thing to have
as a starter."
It took the old gentleman a minute to
recover his equilibrium. Whon he did, he
put out his hand. ^   —
"Shake hands, my boy," he said. "I've
been looking for a son-in-law with brains
in his head, and I think you'll do."
The Boy—Papa, is it wicked to bet on
horses?  The Man—It is—on some horses.
Young Reporter (diffidently)—I've some
intention of getting—getting married, sir,
and "   Up-to-date Editor (briskly)—
Getting married, aro you? Oh, then, just
sit down and write three-quarters of a column on "How it feels to be engaged."
purposes. Much dropping will wear away
a stone, and if Liberal views are only sufficiently placed before the Kootenay people,
to the exclusion, or practical exclusion,
of Conservative principles, the latter will
not resist any more strongly than does the
stone. It is merely a question of time,
even to a dyed-in-the-wool Tory. At present, however, the situation in the Kootenay is favorable to the present Provincial government, as even the Liberals concede there is little chance of beating Premier McBride on his appeal to the country.
The strongest vote in Southern Kootenay
is the labor. It is possible, of course, that
the labor men run a candidate run themselves, but this is not probable, for the
loudest talkers among the labor people are
the Socialists, and it is they who succeed
in nominating a candidate. But the rank
and file, although imbued with Socialistic
principles, as was the late Lord Salisbury
when he declared at his last Mansion
House speech, that "we are all Socialists
nowadays," are by no means of the class-
conscious type. In fact, it is an open secret that some years ago, when the labor
leader, Eugene V. Debs, wanted to visit
Rossland, the stronghold then and now of
the labor party, the miners were not wildly
enthusiastic to see him; and he didn't show
himself. But the labor people are not
strongly Liberal or Conservative as a rule,
marked exceptions to the contrary notwithstanding, and are rather apt to vote
as their sympathies lead them. Thus they
go with the candidate whose appeal suits
them best. Nelson went for John Houston
last time, Conservative, although the labor
people were probably split in his instance;
but Rossland, more overwhelmingly labor
than Nelson, went Liberal, Tory working-
men of influence casting their influence
against the Conservative candidate. It is
mostly a question of tact, but a prominent
Liberal admits that there is no real hope
of turning vthe Kootenay vote against
McBride at the next essay.
A sale of fruit land has just been made
here of 20 acres for $2,000, four acres cleared and bearing with 70 trees to the acre.
The purchaser was a London agent for an
English client who is coming out to settle.
The whole arm of the lake from Nelson to
Procter, 20 miles, is being dotted with the
ranches of these settlers, and now more
land is being taken up for settlement on
the main lake itself, northwards towards
Kaslo. From Cranbrook it is reported
that the whole valley of the Columbia and
Kootenay rivers is being settled also by
fruit ranchers, although the somewhat
higher level there will necessitate some
experimenting before the proper variety
of fruit to cultivate is discovered.
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A bit of Old England's glory passed away
from Victoria on Thursday, when the
Charmer slowly dropped down the bay
with the departing troops on board. One
could easily understand why "the girl he
left behind him" should linger on the quay,
and wave a tearful good-bye to Tommy
Atkins; but it needs more than this to explain why strong men standing around
not personally acquainted with any of the
soldiers, found lumps in their throat and a
mist before their eyes at the moment of
farewell. Deceive themselves as they may
with a glamor of a new land a sight of the
old flag, a stave of the old martial song
plays the devil's tattoo on the heartstrings
A veteran said to me this week, "I like
Victoria, because it is a bit of England in
Canada." The resemblance is fading, as
one by one the old landmarks disappear.
Who cares? When the last link is broken,
perhaps the vandals of the twentieth century will change even the name. A people who cannot understand why Prince
Rupert is a suitable name for the G.T.P.
terminus are capable of anything that will
sacrifice historic association and tradition
to utiltarianism and Moloch.
Everyone in Victoria read in the daily
press of the visit of an august delegation
of Methodist divines to the parliament
buildings this week to present to the government the views of their church as to a
Provincial University. On dit, that when
the deputation, headed by Dr. Potts, of
Toronto, and Rev. S. J. Thompson, of
Victoria, were introduced into the Pre-
mierial sanctum and brought face to face
with the Hon. Richard and his colleagues,
the Rev. S. J. Thompson, with an attempt
at a little airy persiflage, thus commenced:
"Mr. Premier, no doubt you feel very
much like Daniel in the den of lions." Before he could get any further, an irreverent
minister (not of the church) interjected,
"Well, God help us then, for the Almighty
could not shut the mouths of these lions."
The reverend gentleman changed his illustration.
off with a small heart."   And yet some
men do not like mixed bridge!
The Victoria Development and Tourist
League is holding meetings galore, passing
resolutions by the score, and building up
an extensive organization. That is all as
it should be; the first thing is to assemble
the various pieces of machinery. But this
sort of thing cannot go on forever—it is
about time to fire and get up steam, so
that the engine can move. Time is flying.
What has been done? Will the permanent
exhibit be opened on Victoria Day? Have
the acquired premises been adapted? Has
any practical step been taken to promote
the consumption of home-made articles?
These are practical questions; they may
all be answered in the affirmative, but if so
it would be well to make it known.
The promoters of the Kennel Show are
ardent sportsmen, and sports women.
Year by year they work hard to stimulate
interest in the canine, and it is no wonder
that they are getting discouraged at the
failing support extended by an indifferent
public. Many reasons may be assigned,
but assuredly one is the unsuitable location
of the exhibition shed. Victoria badly
needs a good modern hall, just off Government street, at some point between the
post office and Yates street. At the same
time it must be remembered that dog-
shows are not popular in Canada, and
rarely pay expenses.
In vain doth poor doggie his beauty
Victoria doggedly ploddeth away
To cricket or tennis, to golf or to bridge,
To lecture of Goldmark, or sermon of
And while these attractions are strictly
au fait,
As harmless, believe me, as cafe1 au lait,
The city refuses to go to the dogs,
In spite of gold prizes and free catalogues
One of the Imperial officers who has just
returned to England arranged to have a
sale by auction, and a man had been employed to make an inventory of the furniture in the house. He was so long about
his task in the parlor, however, that the
mistress of the house went to see what he
was doing. On the floor lay an empty
bottle. On the sofa lay the man sleeping
sweetly like a tired child. But the inventory had not been wholly forgotten. At
the top of the page stood a solitary entry:
"One revolving carpet."
I was playing bridge*the other night
and passed the make on a fairly good hand,
largely because I noticed my partner's
eyes dancing with suppressed excitement,
indicative of something exceptionally
good. Judge of my dismay when she
promptly made it "no trumps," and laid
down a heart sequence from ace to seven—
and nothing of value in the other suits—
with the remark, "There now, you ought
to make a slam." I said nothing, and they
made the slam. My partner upbraided
me for "not getting in my hearts." Then
I mildly suggested that our opponents had
to establish the lead. Seeing me look disappointed, she consoled me with the remark, "Well, I thought they might lead
Music and
the Stage
The Albani night was a great success.
Madame's own contributions to a splendid
programme were remarkable, when one
considers that it is 36 years since she made
her debut. Her reception must have been
gratifying; nothing could have been more
cordial and sympathetic, and under its influence the diva sang much better than
she has done for several years. Her most
satisfactory item was Tosti's "Good-Bye,"
which did not overtax her resources and
was admirably rendered. The success of
the evening—apart from Madame—was
scored by the baritone, Mr. Archdeacon,
who has a superb voice of musical quality.
He is the most promising singer of his
class since Normand Salmond dazzled
London 15 years ago, and will be heard
of again. His good looks and charming
manner wrought sad havos among the
more susceptible of the fair sex. The
Week knows of one who has been murmuring ever since, "Oh, that divine baritone." Mr. Haydon Wood is a perfect
little artist on the violin, as dainty and
poetic as a pocket Paganini, whilst the two
ladies who completed the party were well
above the average of concert artists. The
chorus did splendidly, never better, if as
well; and few amateurs could have acquitted themselves in the tenor music as
well as Mr. A. T. Goward. Although the
leading artists got all the floral bouquets,
the chorus received showers of the other
kind from their many admirers.
Next Monday at the Victoria Theatre
the Pollard Company will appear again.
Although these children have appeared
before Victoria audiences many a time,
the interest in them never lapses, and it is
expected that there will be full houses both
nights. The company has toured all over
the world, and has met with unparalleled
success in every place it has visited. All
the performers, who are in every case mere
children, were schooled in an academy
especially for the stage, and the result is
phenomenal. '^SiS^l
At the Grand there will be a good show.
The Lutz Dros. are well above the average
in their performance, as are the Broadway
Trio. Clifford and Orth are said to put up
a particularly pleasing comedy sketch,
while Marie Wood, as a soubrette, is hard
to beat on any vaudeville stage.
The cant of patriotism is not so bad as
its recant.
(Written specially tor The Week.)
(Written specially for The Week.)
People who work at a window continuously learn many things. They ac
quire a knowledge of the habits and even
the moods of the dwellers nearby. Not all
at once, but by degrees, the looker-out receives impressions, he notices that the
same people pass at precisely the same
time day after day, so methodical are their
movements that he could set his clock by
them. For the most part these are the
toilers who must perforce keep regular
hours going and returning—to work, to
meals, to work, home.
One soon learns to distinguish the saun-
terers and loiterers—those who have no
definite object in going out except to kill
time. There is no mistaking the difference
between the latter and those whose firm,
brisk tread and alert air denote occupation
and a goal.
It is always interesting to be at the window in the afternoon: then the ladies who
have 'calls to make troop out, and when
the weather is fine and the window up, one
can hear the frou-frou of silk wear, and the
short, dotty patter of high-heeled boots
when madame and miss sally forth.
This is the time, too, when outsiders
make their incursions into our quiet neighborhood, and the close observer learns
something of the social status of these
among whom he lives. To see all this from
the inside of a cosy library gives an air of
detachment and a feeling of security which
are very delicious.
Among the regular passers-by is a young
girl in whom I have been interested for
several months. She is uncommon, which
in itself is an attraction. She may be
seventeen, although her grave and almost
stolid expression would be more suited to
a woman of twenty-five. Her most striking characteristic is plainness. It is writ
large all over her, and as I saw her for a
long time there was not in this regard one
redeeming feature. Large, strongly built,
walking with the long, steady stride of
a man, her sombre clothing, enveloped in a
long dark coat, her hair scooped up in a
circular roll and a hideous little cloth cap,
with a peak, perched on her head, I have
often thought that the girl was outraging
the finer instincts of her sex by exaggerating instead of modifying nature's asperity.
But my reflections evidently never
reached her, even through the medium of
telepathic waves. Four times a day she
passed my window, always with the same
independent stride and the same preoccupied air. She at least had a purpose in life,
and all the evidences pointed to the stern
master necessity.
She never walked with a companion,
laughing and chatting as the other girls
did, and I never saw her speak to anyone.
She indeed ploughed a lonely furrow. By
degrees she aroused my curiosity, and inspired my respect—this girl of stolid indifference, of grave bearing, of determined
One day—it was towards evening—she
passed, but I was surprised to notice that
she was not walking as usual; her step was
slower, and she was reading a letter. I
felt glad, and rejoiced that a gleam of sunshine had come from some quarter into
her sombre life, and a letter is a bright ray,
if it be from a friend.
This occurred thrice in the course of a
week, and under the influence of good news
which I could only guess at, her features
relaxed somewhat, and there was a little
more buoyancy and a little less of that
terrible earnestness in her stride.
Then one Saturday I had a great surprise—she came home to lunch, and did
not return in the usual half-hour. Three-
quarters, an hour, passed; then I knew
that something was going to happen.
Late in the afternoon the whistle of an
incoming steamer signalled its approach,
and two minutes after my girl appeared on
the scene; but what a metamorphosis 1
The unsightly coat and cap had disappeared, she wore a becoming straw hat with
bunched roses under the brim, which gave
it quite a coquettish tilt. A white summer
blouse, and a dark green skirt, daintily
made, half revealed and half concealed,
a well proportioned fighre. An unmistakable flush caused the naturally serious face
to brighten into cheerfulness and expectancy.
Down to the wharf she hied.   It was
holiday time, and she was quickly lost' in
the crowd.
The boat was made fast, passengers
landed and hurried citywards. Soon from
the throng my girl emerged, but not alone.
There was a light-haired boy, with laughing blue eyes by her side, a splendid contrast to her dark soberness; but she is not
too sober now, for as they hurry away they
are chatting, and her strong, quiet face
looks happy, and her dark eyes show feeling in their depths, while the world recedes, and the old, old story is re-enacted.
He stays for his holidays—four days—
then she sees him off, without demonstration, but with a sweet look of contentment
and confidence more eloquent than words.
She resumes her daily task,but the buoyancy remains, and only once has she donned the sombre coat and cap—it was raining.
Several times I have seen her in the ladies' department of our large stores, from
which I gather that my little love idyll
will have a happy ending, and somehow I
do not think it will be long first,
Victoria Social.
Mzs. Fleet Robertson, "Braeside," Rockland avenue, entertained at the tea hour
on Wednesday afternoon last, in honor of
Mrs. Hamphfield. The tea table was decorated in white columbine, and those who
assisted were: Mrs. Butchart, Mrs. McPhillips, Mrs. Spratt, Mrs. Beauchamp
Tye, and Miss Beth Irving. During the
afternoon several vocal solos were rendered
by Mrs. Helmcken, and a pianoforte solo
by Mrs. Robertson. The guests were: Mrs.
W. S. Gore, Mrs. T. S. Gore, Krs. Bain,
Mrs. Langley, Mrs. Rhodes, Mrs. Griffiths,
Mrs. Spratt, Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. Brett, Mis.
Helmcken, Mrs. Higgins, Msr. Tatlow,
the Misses Galletly, Mrs. Galletly, Mrs. J.
N. McGregor, Mrs. Beauchamp Tye, Mrs.
Gait, Mrs. Raymur, Mrs. McPhillips, Mrs.
McCallum, Miss Angus, Mrs. Little, the
Misses Dupont, Miss Irving, Mrs. Stuart
Robertson, Mrs. Gibb, Mrs. Fletcher, and
* * *
Mrs. Hamphfield, accompanied by Miss
Helen Hamphfield, left on Friday for Du-
luth. Mrs. Hamphfield's many friends
were loath to see ner go, but hope for a
speedy return.
* * *
Mrs. Spratt entertained at luncheon on
Thursday. The guests were: Mrs. Hamphfield, Mrs. Rhodes, and Mrs. Robertson.
* * *
On Saturday last Miss Gertrude Mac-
Farlane, of Sylvia street, entertained a feb
of her friends at a Literaiy Tea, Miss Kennedy winning the prize. The house was
filled with flowers, the tea tables being
done in yellow. Amongst those present
were: Miss Kate Devereux, Miss Violet
Sweet, Miss Mildred Sweet, Miss Brae, Mrs.
Langton, Mrs. Puckle, Miss Macgregor,
Miss Marcon, Miss King, Miss Adelaide
King, Miss Kennedy, Miss Ada Kennedy.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. H. Matson have moved
into their new house, down near the bar-
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. E. Crow Baker have issued
invitations for an "At Home" on the 24th.
* * *j
Major and Mrs. Audain (nee Miss Bryde
Dunsmuir) are expected shortly to spend
the summer here. They will be accompanied by Mrs. Robie Dunsmuir, who has
been travelling for six months.
* * *
Miss J. Hinton entertained at lunch on
Mondab, in honor of her guest, Mrs. Routh,
of Vancouver. The table was very prettily decorated in shades of pale green and
white carnations. The guests were: Mrs.
Routh, Mrs. Brae, Mrs. H. C. Morris, Miss
Una Nichols, Miss Brae, and Mrs. Moody.
&-4':H ■-«.*9#»|   * * * ^v4*'<!j'-^«
Mrs. C. M. Roberts left on Thursday on
a visit to her sister, Mrs. Landes, of Port
* * *
Mr. F. C. Butler, of the Royal Bank of
Ladners, returned on Wednesday after a
holiday trip to his home in South Saanich.
* * *
The engagement is announced of Miss
Daisy Langley, eldest daughter of Mrs.
Walter Langley, of Pemberton Road, to
Mr. V. A. Elliott, son of the Dean of Wind-
* * *
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Mr. Howard Harris, of the firm of Harris
Bros. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. James McMillen, of the Presbyterian
Church, at the residence of the bride's parents, in the presence of about forty guests.
The house was beautifully decorated with
white flowers and foliage. The bride wore
a most becoming gown of white albatross
cloth trimmed with Valenciennes and Oriental lace, while her bridesmaid, Miss
Mamie Hamilton, looked very sweet in a
simple but dainty gown of Swiss muslin
trimmed with embroidery and wearing a
hat of blue. After the reception the bnde
and groom left for Victoria, from where th
they will go to Seattle to visit relatives of
Mr. Harris before making their home on
Pender Island. The bnde's going-away
dress was a pale grey cloth with white picture hat trimmed with buncues of white
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The sooner vaudeville entertainers from
the other side learn that Victoria is not
the place for absolute vulgarity and coarseness on the stage, the better for their reputation and for their audience.   May we
never have here again a turn like that put
up at the Grand by Mack and Tate.  Men
sometimes take their sisters, mothers orl
girls whom they respect to the theatre.  II
was thankful that I was alone when these!
"lewd fellows of the baser sort" tickled!
the coarser appetites of the mob with their|
out-of-place jokes.   The rest of the shovt
is good.   Mr. and Mrs. Robyns introduce!
something of a novelty in their comedy
entitled, "Straight Tip Jim."  Pathos and!
bathos are curiously mingled, and it is the]
first time that I have seen a typewriter on!
the stage. There has been a lot said about!
the pace at which letters are written on thfj
stage, but letter-writing with pen and in
is a fool to letterwriting with a typewriter!
If the operator at present at the Grand hacf
entered for the championship at Chicago!
it would not have been the Underwooif
machine which would have taken all thi
prizes.   The Millio Brothers are clevel
acrobats, and give a good "muscle" turn!
Brent Hayes is a good conjuror, but hi
might do better with his patter. The besj
thing was to my mind the moving pictu
turn—the representation of a thunde|
storm was original and very clever.
"I haven't seen your sister, you kno«
Is she pretty? "Well, I don't know <
ly. But I notice she never has to stand u j
in a tram-car." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1906.
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Leasing in the Slocan.
The Sandon Standard has changed its
glossy coat, but Editor Houston sticks to
his pet subject, "Leasing," and with good
reason. He is able to show week after
week that small bonds of working mines
are doing better with discarded properties
than the pretentious companies which
squandered immense sums in the nineties.
Montagu Davys and J. L. Retallack are
doing good work along these lines, to say
nothing of others not so well known. One
of the most striking instances is the Payne,
which lost $500,000 for the Montrealers
who last exploited it, and is now working
vigorously and making money for Mr.
Kootenay Fruit Land.
||The rapid development of the West is
increasing the demand for land suitable
for fruit growing. Mr. W. H. Hamilton,
of the Fisher Hamilton Company and Mr.
Kenneth Lindsey, of Winnipeg, have just
completed the purchase of 3,000 acres of
fruit lands in the Kootenay Valley. The
close proximity of this district, coupled
with the mildness of the climate and the
conditions being such that irrigation is unnecessary, makes the land, which is limited, exceedingly valuable. The profit
made by the growers has made Nelson
the centre of great activity in the development of fruit growing, tbis district having been awarded a special medal at the
Colonial Exhibition, held last fall in London, England. Both Mr. Hamilton and
Mr. Lindsey say it will only be a matter of
a short time till every acre of suitable land,
will be utilized, as the demand in the West
will be greater than the amount of fruit
which can be grown on the limited area of
available land.
Famous Priest Returns.
Father Coccolo passed through Moyie
Tuesday on his way to Cranbrook and
Fernie, where he will visit for a short time
before again returning to the Far North,
where he is doing missionary work among
the Indians.
The Golden Star on Knockers.
A knocker is a sour-faced, vinegar-souled
detriment to the human race. He is a gap
in the building, a hole in the wall, a crevice in the foundation. Be a builder.
Form one of the bond-stones. Do something and be somebody. Don't knock.—
Golden Star.
Hon. Edgar Dewdney.
The Boundary papers are full of accounts of the recent visit of the Hon. Edgar Dewdney to that great mining centre.
It must have been a revelation to him to
have revisited the scene of his former exploits. Not since 1865 has he been in the
country in which he was one of the very
earliest pioneers. East and West Kootenay are riddled with "Dewdney trails."
They are found in the most unexpected
and inaccessible places, as for instance over
the divide between the Elk and Kootenay
rivers. Nor is his name less familiar further west. Every mountain range in
Southern British Columbia bears the
marks of his early wanderings, and it is
hard to realize that the man whose name
is interwoven with the history of the Interior more than any other should still be
stalwart and vigorous. The Week joins
heartily in the wish, expressed by The
Grand Forks Gazette, that Mr. Dewdney
will yet give to the world a history of bis
experiences in the Province—it would be
simply invaluable. We go further: it is
the duty of the government to see that no
steps are neglected to secure a work of this
kind for the shelves of the Provincial Li-
, braiy. Mr. Dewdney is the last of the race
of pioneer Governors who have cut an
heroic figure in the upbuilding of British
Columbia, and who will loom larger in the
eyes of posterity.
A Nativo Genius.
Only last week we referred to Miss Win-
nifrid Crowley, who is destined some day
to make a sensation on two continents as
the greatest contralto since Trebelli. She
went from Rossland to Spokane to take
lessons, and has already been snapped up
by the Roscian Opera Company. She is
only eighteen, and needs about two years
in Paris and Rome, when she would develop into a prima donna. Readers of
The Week are requested to remember her
name—it will yet become famous.
Lowery's Humor.
R. T. Lowery, the Bill Nye of the Root
enay, has struck another Ledge, this time
in Greenwood. The versatile satirist still
preserves his vein, and in his first number
ventures to join issue with the genius who
splashes The Golden Star on the subject
of printing the news—all the news. The
latter recently gave a number of excellent
reasons why he should do nothing of the
kind, chief amung them being that he was
"afraid to die." Lowery stands out valiantly as follows:
"The Ledge is here for the purpose of
disseminating news—all the news. It
doesn't matter whether you have met us
at dinner parties, or at pink or green teas,
or whether you are in our or any other
'set,' we want to tell the public all about
what you are doing in so far as your act-
tions would interest the public. This is
not a question of prejudice or sentiment,
political or social; it is straight business.
This paper is after the news. You can assist us by occasionally dropping us a hint
A Wise Step.
The Vermillion Forks Mining Company
of Princeton, who own the townsite and
have "held the fort" for fourteen years,
are preparing for extensive development
in view of the early advent of a railway,
and Mr. James McEvoy, the geologist of
the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company, will
direct their operations. He is a capable
man, and the company is taking a wise
Nicola Is Awake.
Railway building, mineral prospecting,
and the sound of coming activity have
aroused the beautiful Nicola Valley. The
people are nothing if not up-to-date, and
are going to celebrate Victoria Day with a
grand carnival, in which the usual sports
figure.  What's the matter with Nicola?
Keremeos Stirring.
Keremeos will celebrate Empire Day
with horse races, baseball and football
matches and games and sports of various
Jeremiah Collins' Estate.
Found His Level.
That egotistical prig and blatant barnstormer, Harold Nelson, who inflicted his
dramatic conceptions on long-suffering
Kootenay audiences for about five years,
has found his level at last. In a Chicago
suburban theatre he is "scoring a success"
-it must be a palky one.
Mr. Stuart Henderson made application
for a payment of $500 each to the Indian
woman who has lived with the deceased
and their three children. Mr. Murphy
appeared for the official administrator, J.
A. Fraser, of Quesnel, and represented
that relatives of deceased of Ireland were
claimng the estate. Judge Bole mada en
order that the woman was to take some
bersonal effects valued at $160, and to receive $340 in cash, regarding the children
unless cause shown to the contrary in 90
days $500 is to be given to Indian Agent
Irwin for each child, he to act as their
guardian. The deceased was employed
on the C. P. R. at Thompson Siding, and
left about $4,000 in the banks.
Fernie Booming.
Fernie is flourishing. The Home Bank
of Canada is about to open a branch—already the Commerce and Imperial are
there; and A. Mutz is building an $80,000
brewery. To crown all, the genial and
popular member, W. R. Ross, has been
made a K. C, and Fernie's cup of joy is
full to overflowing.
Baker Is Alderman.
At the municipal election held in Cranbrook last week to elect an alderman to fill
the place made vacant by the resignation
of vames Greer, V. Hyde Baker was elected
by a majority of 61.  ' |
The Lounger at the Dog 'Show.
Oh, listen to the bark;
Why, can't you hear it?   Harkl
Hear the canine yapulation
From the doggie habitation,
But they're not'in confiscation,
Though they're staying till it's dark,
Yes, dark, dark, dark,
And they'll bark, bark, bark,
Till the rising of the sun,
And when the judging/a done,
Why, they'll bark, bark, bark.
Can you hear a plaintive whine
From a doggie that's not mine?
He's a black and sable collie
That's caught the melancholy,
Though he's mostly bright and jolly,
But he's tied with twine,
So he'll whine, whine, whine,
Till his collar is unloosed,
When he'll go upon the boost,
And have a time that's fine.
Do you ask what's on?
Why the dog-show at the Watson,
Where the canine quadruped
Lies on his straw-strewn bed,
And wags his other head;
While he barks, barks, barks,
And if you give your hand,
To pet with gesture bland,
He'll leave his marks, marks, marks.
In other words, the Dog Show is being
held at the Watson Theatre at the time of
writing. In numbers the show is not up to
the'average of last year, and there is a noticeable deficiency in the terrier class.
Collies and setters seemed to abound in
the various pens. In the former class, of
the collies listed as sable and black, Mr.
Arthur Murphy's "Gallant" beat all comers. "Prince," who has been a victor so
often in Victoria went under this time to
his rival. Mr. Ricketts, of theatre fame,
took all of the honors in the judging of
bitches in this class. It is satisfactory,
from a Victorian's point of view, to see
that Mr. D. Mowatt's pointer bitch, "Alberta Lass," beat the Vancouver candidate, "Queenie," belonging to Mr. R.
Bryce. In the Gordon setter class, Mr.
Winsby's "Don" carried everything before
him, while Mr. T. P. McConnell's "Mall-
ywd Bob" was equally successful amongst
the English setters. Miss W. Davie's
"Rockline Young Boy" was the reserve.
Mr. C. W. Minor was successful in winning
three prizes. It will not be out of place to
say that all the Irish setters shown were
local dogs, while the English setters were
the largest and best in the show. Mr. H.
T. Payne, from San Francisco, acted as
judge; Mr. Walter Winsby proved himself
tu be a most efficient secretary, and Mr.
Mcintosh must be congratulated in his
position as superintendent.
Palliser Tunnel.
What is known as the Palliser tunnel is
now in course of construction, about one
and a half miles west of Palliser, on the C.
P.R. The tunnel will be approximately
700 feet long, and is being constructed
with a view of eliminating a 23-degree
curve with which everybody travelling
between Calgary and Golden is familiar.
Construction was begun in the early part
of last October, and it is expected to be
finished by the end of next month. Upwards of 100 men have been employed on
its construction night and day, and when
completed and in use by the operating department, it will effect a considerable saving of time and wear and tear of rolling
stock. About 10,000 barrels of cement
will be used in the construction, and the
cost will be approximately $150,000.
"Pity the Blindl"   Yes, pity those
Whom day and night enclose
In equal dark; to whom the sun's keen Same
And pitchy night-time are the same.
But pity most the blind
Who cannot see
That to be kind
Is life's felicity
A Sign of the Times.
Louis Hill is touring in tbe Boundary
and inspecting railway construction on
the V., V. & E. in an automobile. Surely
this is a sign of the times and furnishes a
great contrast to the mode of locomotion
when his illustrious father first split rails
in Ontario 50 years ago.
Mrs. M. Lester will go to Vancouver on
Tuesday morning's boat to act as judge in
conjunctioon with two other professional
teachers of dancing from Bellingham and
Seattle, at a waltz and two-step contest in
the new Achlin Hood Hall in that city and
also to attend to matters pertaining to the
hall being erected for her use in September
and which will be known as Lcster.Hall.
For June Weddings.
What could be more acceptable  and  useful than a
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China, Silver Deposit Ware or Cut Glass
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Hands Across the Sea,
Exchanges With Our Kindred.
High Praise for South African Cricketers.
The M. C. C. cricket team, which has
been touring in South Africa under the
captaincy of Mr. P. F. Warner reached
London on Saturday afternoon. Mr.
Warner spoke very highly of South African
cricket. "I am not at all certain, "he said,
"that on the Wanderers' ground at Johannesburg the full strength of England
would beat tht Colonials. They are a
splendid side in all departments of the
game. Their batting to the last man is
sound, and often brilliant, while their bowling is of infinite variety, and their fielding
magnificent." Mr. Warner also had something nice to say of the fine play throughout the tour of Mr. J. N. Crawford, whom
he considers to be the coming Jackcon.
Marvellous Shorthand.
Mr. Sidney H. Godfrey, of Otterey,
Devon, has won the world's championship
for speed at the International Shorthand
contest at Baltimore, U.S.A. The winner
writes Pitman's system. He was trained
at the London School of Shorthand, and
was the only competitor from England.
He is credited with the ability to write
continuously for one hour at 250 words a
minute. American speed writers were
quite outclassed by this performance.
Dr. Qarnett's Feat of Memory.
To illustrate the late Dr. Richard Qarnett's extraordinary power of locating
quotations, Mr. C. Gray, Weymouth,
writes: "Some years ago I searched vainly
for the context of a line of poetry. I called
on my literary friends in vain. Then I bethought me of Dr. Garnett. After a moment's thought he said, 'I think I can help
you. Come with me.' He took me through
what seemed miles of books in the British
Museum. Suddenly he stopped, mounted
a ladder, and from an upper shelf took a
small book, opened it, and passed it to me
open at the verse, saying, 'I thought I remembered it.' "
London's "Mauve Madness."
At the present time London would appear to be smitten with mauve madness.
Everything is mauve. At least 70 per cent
of the hats displayed in the Regent street
shop windows are mauve in color. The
craze is spreading to chatelaines, purses,
shoes, gloves, waists, and belts. The prayer books are mauve. Mauve is even
spreading to the automobile.—Argonaut,
San Francisco.
Open-Air Eating.
Very timidly the custom of open-air
eating is being revived. Many are having
their meals on warm days in their gardens
in London or in the country; at hotels on
the Thames the proprietor no longer refuses to serve tea in the open; and at most
of the suburban clubs luncheons and dinners may be eaten on the terrace of the
Professional Bridesmaids.
A Parisian lady has established an
agency for the supply of bridesmaids to
prospective brides who arc in need of such
attendants. As the same girls in the same
dresses take part in many different bridals,
a fee of a sovereign for each girl is considered sufficient to meet the matter.
Woman's Pathetic Optimism.
Woman is always convinced that she
has never looked so alluring as in her newest spring hat. There is indeed, with regard to her personal appearance, something pathetic in her optisiimm.—Lady's
Why the Wires Broke.
The latest interruption in the telegraph
service on the Victoria Falls lines has been
caused by a herd of giraffes becoming entangled by their necks in the wires at In-
tundhla, and pulling about a mile down.
In tho forwer cases elephants were responsible.—Buluwayo Chronicle.
Need of a Novel Ailment.
Just at present a novel ailment is much
wanted. Appendicitis is becoming i\6-
modl; many people recover miraculously
from it without an operation, who a year
ago would have been content with nothing
less than Sir Frederick Treves and a nursing home. There has been a slight attempt to introduce Platonic melancholia,
but it is neither contagious nor has a thrill
of fatality.—Lady's Pictorial.
Street Persiflage.
I can never understand why it is that,
in poems and romances, the poor are made
to writhe at the refined and subtle sneers
of the rich. As far as I can see from the
daily life of our streets, it is the poor who
do the refined and subtle sneering and the
rich who writhe all over the pavement.—
Illustrated London News.
Sex Contrasts.   ~
A man looks back with regret, but without bitterness, to his lost youth; a woman,
however vehemently she may protest to
the contrary, seldom, if ever, attains to
this same calm serenity.—The Gentleman's
Man's Decadence.
The plainest sign of man's decadence is
the fact that he is always grumbling at
woman. In the good old days he just took
her in hand and did what he would with
her.—Griselda Grey, in M.A.P.
Colonel Commandant.
Lieut.-General Tupper, C.B., has been
selected to fill the vacancy of Colonel Commandant of the Royal Horse Artillery,
created by the death of Gen. Sir D. Fraser.
(By Richard Moncton Mills.)
1 wandered by the brookside,
I wandered by the mill;
I could not hear the brook fiov,—■
The noisy wheel was still.
There was no burr of grasshopper,
No chirp of any bird,
But the beating of my own heurt
Wits all tlie sound I heard.
I sat beneath the elm-tree:
1 watched the long, long shade,
And as it grew still longer,
'   I did not feel afraid;
For I listened for a footfall,
I listened for a word—
But the beating of my own heart
Wus all the sound I heard.
He came not—no, he came not—
The night cume on alone—
The little sturs sat one by one,
Each on his golden tin-one;
The evening wind passed by my check,
The leaves above were stirred—
But the beating of my own heart
Was all the sound I heard.
Fast, silent tears were flowing,
When some thing stood behind:
A hand was on my shoulder—
I knew its touch wus kind:
It drew me nearer—nearer—
We did not speak one word,
For the beating of our own hearts
Was all the sound we heard.
Knew Something About Gas.
A man in workman's garb one day called
at a local dentist's, and the door was
opened by a maid.
Workman—Is the gent in that draws
the teeth'
Servant—No, sir; but I expect that he
will be in shortly.
"Does he give gas?"
"What does he charge?"
"Three shillings and sixpence."
"What! Three shillings and sixpence?
Do you mean to say, miss, that a fellow's
got to swallow over 1000 feet of gas to have
one tooth pulled out? I reckon I knows a
bit about it, for I work down at thc gasworks myself. I'll go to another dentist
and have it pulled out without gas."
To Have and to Hold.
Pa Twaddles—I  can't  see  why that
young idiot who is calling on Molly hasn't
sense enough  to  go.    It's  midnight.
Tommy Twaddles—'Tain't his fault.   He
can't go—sister's settin' on him.
Never Again.
"Ah," she sighed, "I shall never hear
his footsteps again; the step I have listened
for with eager ears as he came through the
garden gate, the step that has so often
thrilled my soul as I heard it on the front
porch.   Never, never again!"
"Has he left you?" asked the sympathetic friend.
"No; he bus taken to wearing rubber
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Steam heated, electrio light. Sample
rooms.   Rates, $2.00 and up.
Oorner Hastings and Cambie Sts.
Faces on two streets, Cordova and Water.
The house of Vnncouver if you want to meet au
up-country man. Everything first-class. Din*
log Room unexcelled Rates from $1.00 per day
aud up, aud all good rooms.
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Victoria, B. C.
mmmmmm THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1906.
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^ The charity: ball given' under the auspices of the Children's Aid Society on Wednesday last proved to be one of the greatest social and charitable events of the season. It was held in Myers' Hall, in the new
Hood Block, and the beautiful dancing
floor is deserving of the highest praise.
Overlooking the ball-room is a large balcony, running the full length of the hall,
which forms an ideal sitting-out place, and
was well patronized by those who, not
dancing, wished to help along the worthy
cause. The decorations were most unique,
and great credit is due to the members of
the local lodge of Elks and the Executive
of the Hundred-Thousand Club, who undertook this important task. The music,
furnished by a local orchestra, was all that
could be desired, one of the interesting
1 features being the introduction of a new
set of lancers, which was composed by Mr.
George Weiner, arranged by Mr. George
Nagle. of Victoria, and dedicated to the
Hundred-Thousand Club. All those called
upon responded heartily, and great credit
is due to such energetic workers as Mrs.
T. E. Atkins, Mrs. W. Godfrey, Mrs. R. G.
McPherson, Mrs. W. J. Bowser, Mrs. F. C.
Wade, Mrs. T. R. Seymour, Mrs. D. G.
Marshall, Mrs. MacGillivray, Mrs. A. H.
Wallbridge, Mrs. McDowell, Mrs. Raymond, Mrs. Rounsefell and Miss Killey.
* * *
The bench show held by the members of
the Kennel Club in the Drill Hall this week
was largely attended. Tea was served in
the balconies by the following ladies: Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Plunkett, Mrs. J.
L. G. Abbott, Mrs. J. C. Donald and Miss
Cambie; on Thursday, Mrs. W. H. Malkin,
Miss Tupper, Miss C. Humphreys, Miss
Longson; on Friday, Mrs. W. E. Burns,
Mrs. William Murray, Miss Lillian Burns
and Miss Judge; and on Saturday, Mrs.
Robert Bryce, Mrs. Brydon-Jack, Mrs.
Stewart Gall, Mrs. C. S. Campbell, Mrs. T.
E. Atkins, Mrs. W. H. Archer and Miss
Leigh Spencer.
* * *
Sir Hibbert and Lady Tupper left on
Friday for England. During their absence their residence, Parkside, will be occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Merritt, who
are expected home after a six months'
visit to the old country, j 5
Mrs. C. T. Peter entertained at the tea
hour on Monday, in honor of her guest,
Miss Bain, of Winnipeg. Tea and coffee
were dispersed by Mrs. Drayton and Mrs
Kerr, while the ices were served by Mrs.
G. H. Cowan, who were assisted by Mrs.
Quigley, Miss Florence Maclure, Miss
Hazel McLagan, Miss Eileen Cambie and
Miss Ida Cambie.
* * *
Miss Janet Tunstall has returned home
after a two years' absence at school in
Paris, and laterly visiting friends in London.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. H. Tracey Ceperley have
returned from a tour of the Eastern States.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. A. St. G. Hammersley have
returned from a three months' visit to the
Old Country.
* * *
Miss Dahl, the talented Norwegian
singer, and her accompanist, Miss Smith,
arrived in the city at the beginning of the
week and are registered at the Badminton.
* * *
The Rev. Dr. Roland Grant left on Monday for a three months' lecture tour in the
United States.
* * *
Mrs. J. J. Banfield has left for Winnipeg.
* * *
Mr. 'and Mrs. H. L. Luther are visiting
friends in Victoria.
Mrs. Drayton entertained at the tea hour
on Thursday, the guest of honor being
Miss Bain, of Winnipeg. Mrs. Cave-
Brown-Cave and Mrs. C. F. Law presided
over the tea table, and were ably assisted
by Miss Florence Maclure. Among those
present were: Mrs. S. Rishards, Mrs. R.
H. 0 Green, Madame Martin, Mrs. C. J.
Peter, Miss Bain (Winnipeg), Mrs. Andrew Kayll, Mrs. Herbert Hulme, Mrs.
Sherwood, Mrs. Lockwood, Mrs. Tukes,
Mrs. Walter Terrie, Mrs. J. W. Kerr, Mrs.
Hynde, Mrs. John Williams, Mrs. W. E.
Burns, Mrs. Tulloch, Mrs. Minchin, Mrs.
Cave-Brown-Cave, Mrs. Charles F. Law,
Miss Michie (Toronto), Miss Lillian Burns,
Miss Nicol, Miss Winnifrid Hobson and
* * *
Mr. Chester Macneill was a mid-week
visitor to the Capital.
Miss Eva Brownlee is the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Doering, of Metchosin.
* * *
Mrs. R. Marpole was the hostess at a
I luncheon on Wednesday, in honor of Miss
Irene Brignall. Among those present
were: Mrs. McMullen, Miss Nellie Cambie,
t Miss Gertrude Charleson, Miss Eileen Cambie, Miss Vivian Macneill and Miss Ida
* * *
Mrs. F. F. Burns and daughter left the
city on Friday last, to visit friends in Vernon.
» » *
Mr. and Mrs. Edward- Lewis have returned from a seven months' tour of Europe, and are being warmly welcomed by
their host of friends.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Savage, of Winnipeg,
who have spent the past three weeks in
Victoria, returned home, on the Imperial
Limited on Friday afternoon.
* * *
Mrs. Harrington and her son, Mr. Frank
i Harrington, of the Canadian Bank of Commerce staff, have returned home after a
) holiday trip to Cowichan Lake.
* * *
. Among the arrivals by the Empress of
I India were: Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Brown,
lof Hong-Kong. Mr. Brown left by the
I afternoon train for Montreal, while Mrs.
I Brown is the guest of her sister, Mrs. W.
bE. Graveley, Georgia street.
* * *
Miss Mabel Tatlow (Victoria) is visiting
| friends in the city.
* * *
. Mrs. Johnston, wife of Major Lacey R.
■Johnston, Superintendent of C.P.R., at
Montreal, is visiting her daughter, Mrs.
Valter Evans, Bidwell street.
* * *
_ Mr. and Mrs. J. Buntzen, former resi-
■dents of Vancouver, have arrived in the
■city, and intend spending the summer here.
Mrs. M. A. Maclean has left for Winni-
jeg on a two months' visit to her sister,
Urs. A. W. Ross.
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Miss Helen Munro is visiting friends at
* * *
Mrs. A. E. Tregent gave a large dance
Jon Thursday last at the family residence,
fin honor of. her daughter, Miss Maud Tre-
One of Her Smart Tricks.
Featherly, who was making an evening
call, had been hovering between hope and
despair for months, but had not the nerve
to put the important question, when Bridget opened the door and said, "Can I
spake wid yez wan minute, plaze, Miss
"Certainly, Bridget; what is it?"
"Wud ye plaze tell me wat it'll be for
the breakfast?"
"Oh, yes. Pray excuse me, Mr. Featherly. I think, Bridget, we will have fried
sweetbreads.  Papa is very fond of them."
"How wull I cook 'em, mum?"
"First, wash them very carefully, Bridget, and dry with a linen cloth, then lard
them well with narrow strips of fat pork
set closely together; use for this purpose a
larding needle; lay the sweetbreads in a
clean, hot frying-pan, which has been well
buttered, and cook to a fine brown, turning
frequently until the pork is crisp. That is
all, Bridget."
Exit Bridget, leaving young Featherly
in a state of tremendous excitement,
"Miss Hendry," he began, "Miss Clara-
Clara—de—dear, dear Clara, will you—oh,
will—you be my wi "
But let us retire from this sacred scene.
oarry away timber from the following desoribed
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted on tne beach, bearing north from
the east end of Moketas Island, thence north 40
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence north 40
chains, thence west 40 ohains, thece south to
beach, thence following beach to point of commencement, containing 040 acres more or less.
Kyoquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 17th, 1906.
Application No. 8.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following desoribed
lands, situated in Ruper District: Commencing
from a post planted on the north shore of Moketas
Island, thence south to shore line, thence west foi.
lowing shore line to point of commencement, con-
taiing 640 acres more or less. C
Kyoquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 17th, 1906. Application No. 9.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cnt and
carry away timber from the following desoribed
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted near No. 9 Location Post,
thence easterly following shore line to southeast
corner of No, 9 Location, thence north to point of
commencement, containing640nores more or leas.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 17th, 1906. Application No. 10.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30Mays!after date
I intend to apply to the Non. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted on the east shore about one-half
mile from the head of Tahsish Arm, thence east
20 chains, thence north 120 ohains, thence west
60 chains, thence south to head of Tahsish Arm,
thence following the shore to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April ISth, 1906. Application No. 11.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District:   Commencing
at post planted on the west shore of Tahsish
Arm, near head, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 40 ohains, thence west 40 ohains, tbonce
north 80 ohains, thence east to Tahsish River,
thence following shore line to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Kyuquot, Wese Coast Vaeouver Island, B.C.,
April 18th, 1906. Application No. 12.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days from date
I intend to apply to tne Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following land: Commencing at a post marked "J. L.'s N. W. Cor. Post," being situated oo
the left bank of Skeena River, 20 ohains above
its junction with Lakelse River, thence east 20
chains, thence south 20 chains (more or less) to
Lakelse River, thenoe west 20 chains to the
Skeena, thence north 20 chains along the Skeena
to the point of beginning, containing 40 acres
(more or less).
JNO. LITTLE, Locator.
Little Canyon, Skeena River, B. C, March 19th,
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following described land, situate near Maple
Bay, on Portland Canal: Commencing at a post
marked "N. H. M.'s, N. W. Cor."; thence east 20
chains, thenoe south 20 ohains to the north line
of Lot 490, thence west 20 ohains, more or less, to
shore line of the small bay, north of Maple Point,
thence northerly along shore line to point of
commencement, containing 40 acres, more or less.
Staked March 7th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase Section 14, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District.
Bulkley Valley.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospeot for coal and petroleum on the following
described land, situated on Graham Island, Queen
Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted
on the south side of a river, about two miles east
of its mouth, which ia about one mile northeast
of Frederick Island, thence southerly 80 chains,
thenoe westerly 80 chains, thence northerly 80
chains, thence easterly 80 ohains to the point of
Located 4th January, 1906.
Dated this 18th day of April, 1906.
NOTICE ia hereby given that 60 days after
date the Canadian Industrial Co., Ltd., intends
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a lease of the following described foreshore lands:
Commencing at apoet at the northwest corner
of Lot 450, New Westminster District, thence
southeasterly along high water mark to the southwest corner post of aud lot, and extending westwards to deep water, at right angles to a lint
drawn between said posts.
Maroh 28th, 1906.
The Game of "Consequences."
A pretty little domestic picture was witnessed at Cannon street station the other
day. A lady, with three charming little
children, asked the inspector to reserve a
carriage for her, which he did. Thanking
him, she called to mind his face, and said
that he had done the very same thing for
her a few years before, when she was going
away on her honeymoon. And the inspector, who is a courtly man, said he remembered the circumstances, and, looking
at the children, smiled.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to out and
oarry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted on the south end of Chammis
Bay, Kokshittle Arm, thence west 40 oains,
thence north 160 ohains, thence east 40 chains,
thence south 160 ohains to point of commencement, exclusive 'of I ndian Reserve, containing
610 acres mora or less.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vanoouver Island, B.C.,
April 14th, 1906. Application No. 1
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to out and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted near the northwest corner of
Location No. 1, thence north 120 chains, thence
east 80 chains, more or less to the beach, thenee
40 ohains south, thence west 40 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence west 40 ohains to point of
commencement, containing 640 aores more or less.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 14th, 1906. Application No.   2.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 daya after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
ofLands and Works for a special license to out and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert Distriot: Commencing
at a post planted near the northwest corner of
Location No, 6, thence north 160 ohains, thence
east 40 chains, thence south 160 chains, thence
west to point of commencement .containing 640
■eras moro or less.
Kyokuot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 16th, 1906. Application No, 6.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to out and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted on the west bank of Kaoo- Winch
River, Kokshittle Arm, near the mouth, thence
north 40 chains, thenee west 40 chains, thence
north 80 chains, thence east 40 ohains, thence
south 40 chains, thenee eaat 40 ohains, thence
south 80 chains, thence west to point of com-
commencment, containing 640 acres 'more or less.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
Apnl 16th, 1906. Application No. 7.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 dayc after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to out and
oarry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District; Commencing
at a post planted on the north bank, near the
mouth of ArtUsh River, Tahsish Arm, thence east
40 chains, thence north 80 ohains, thence west to
Tahsish Arm, tbence south to point of commencement, thence form 80 chains south on the east
line, thence south 80 chains, thenoe west .0 Tahsish Arm, thence following shore line to post, containing 640 acres more or less, j exclusive of Indian Reserve,
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 18th, 1906. Application No. 13.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after daie
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from tho following desoribed
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted near the northwest oorner of
Merhale Indian Reserve, Tahsish Ann, thenee
north following shore line to Indian Reserve line,
thence following Reserve line to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 19th, 1906. Application No. 14.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to tne Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted on the south shore, near the
head of Narrow Gut Creek, thence south 120
chains, tbence east 40 ohains, thence north 40
chains, thence east 40 chains, thence north 40
chains, thence west 40 chains, thence north to
river, thence west following shore line to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres more or
Kyoquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 19th, 1906.
Application No. 15.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Landsand Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted on the south bank of Narrow
Gut River, 1 1-2 miles from mouth, thence south
40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence south
40 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 40
ohains, thence east 40 ohains, thence north to
river, thence following river to point of commenc-
ment, containing 640 acres more or less.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 21st, 1906. Application No.  16.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cutand
carry away timber from the following desoribed
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted on thesouth bank of Narrow Gut
River, near the eaat line of Location No, 16,
thence south 80 chains, thence eaat 80 chains,
thence north to river, thence west following river
to point of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or leas.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 21st, 1906. Appliction No. 17.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 daya after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following desoribed
lands, situated in Rupert District: .Commencing
at a post planted on the north bank of Narrow Gut
River, near northeast corner of Location No, 17,
thence east 40 chains, thenoe north 40 chains,
thenee east 80 chains, thenee south 40 chians,
thenee west 40 ohaina, thence south 40 chains,
thence west 80 chains, thence north 40 chains to
point of commencement, containing 640 aores
more or less.
Kyuquot^West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 22nd, 1906.
Application No. 18.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted near the northwest corner of Location No, 12, thence west 80 chains, thence north
40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence north 40
chains, thence eaat 80 chains, thenee south 40
chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 40
ohains to point of commencement, containing
640 acres more or less.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 20th, 1906. Application No. 19.
NOTICE is hereby given'that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the following
desoribed land, on Graham Island, Queen Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted at
the northeast oorner of land staked and appled
for by Gordon M. Grant, thence northerly 80
chains, thence westerly 80 ohains, thence southerly 80 ohains, thenoe easterly 80 ohains, to the
point of commencement.
Located 4th January, 1906.
Dated this 18th day of April, 1906.
NOTICE ia hereby given that 60 daya after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase Section 26, Township 8, Range 6, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 daya after dat*
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 2, Township 7, Range t. Coast Distriot.
Bulkley Valley.     *   •  —•    •
A. O. WALKER, Locator.
Vanoouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE ia hereby given'that 60 days after dat*
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 4, Township 9, Range 5, Coast Distriot,
Bulkley Valley.
Vanoouver, B.C., Maroh 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after dat*
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the south half of Section 8, and the eouth half of
Section 7, in Township 9, Coast Range 6, Bulkley
Valley, B.C., said to contain 640 aores, mora or
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. apS
NOTICE is hereby given tbat 60 days after dat*
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Land* and Works for permission to purchase
the southeast quarter of Section 23, Township 8,
Range 5, Coaat Distriot, Bulkley Valley, containing 160 acres, more or leu.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap8
sion to purchase the southwest quarter of Section
23, Township 8, Range S, Coaat District, Bulk-
ley Valley, containing 160 acres, mora or leu.
J. W.EVANS, Locator.
Vanoouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. apt
NOTICE is hereby given tbat 60 daya after dat*
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase th*
south half of Section 32, the northwest quarter of
Section 32, and the southeast quarter of Section
31, Township 4, Range 6, Coaat Distriot, Bulk-
ley Valley. "•-"•'
Dated Maroh 19th. 1906,
G. L. HARMON, Locator,
mh 29 JOHN DORSEY, Ageut.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 daya after dat*
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 11, Township 11, Range S, Coast District,
Bulkley VaUey.
Dated March 19th, 1906.
H. C. HARMON, Locator.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the following
desoribed land, on Graham Island, Queen Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted at
the northeast corner of land staked and applied
for by Gordon M. Grant, thence northerly 80
ohains, thence easterly 80 chains, thence southerly
80 chains, thence westerly 80 chains, to the point
of commencement.
Located 4th January, 1906.
Dated this 18th day of April, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that two months from
this date I intend to make applioation to the
Honorable the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a lease of the following foreshore and
tidal lands and territorial water rights for fishing-
purposes, vis.: Commencing at a post planted
at high water mark on the shore between Clover
and Finlayson Points, opposite the southeast
corner of Lot 15, Block K, Fairfield Farm Estate,
Map 771, in the City of Victoria, thence running
in a westerly direction two thousand six hundred
and forty (2,640) feet, having a frontage upon
the said shore of one-half mile,
Dated this 4th day of May, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to tlie Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to out and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing at
at a post planted 40 chains south of No. 3 Location post, thence south 40 chains, thence east 160
chains, thence north 40 chains, tiience west to
the west shore  of Easy Creek,   thence   north
westerly along shore of Easy Creek to the east line
of No. 3, thence south to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 14th, 1906. Application Ho. 4.
NOTICE is herby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cutand
carry away timber from the following desoribed
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted near the northeast of Kokshittle
Indian Reserve, at the head of Kokshittle Arm,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence east 40 chains,
thence south 40 chains, thence east 40 chains,
thence south 80 chains, thence west to point of
commencement, containing-640 acres more or less,
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 16th, 1906. Application No. 5
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 daya after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchaee
the northwest quarter of Seotion 23, Township 8,
Range 5, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, contain-
taining 160 acres, more or leas.
A. L. NEWSON. Locator.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1900. apS
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after dat*
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works, Victoria, B.C., for permission
to purchase the southeast quarter of Section 18,
in Township 6, Coast Range 6, Bulkley Valley,
B.C., said to contain 160 acres, more or less.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after dat*
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase Seotion 27, Township 8, Range 6, Coast Distriot,
Bulkley Valley.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th. 1906. mh92
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
Section 15, in Township 8, Coast Range 5, Bulk-
ley Valley, B.C., said to oontain 640 acres, mora
or less.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. apt
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 purchaee
Section 22, in Township 8, Coast Range 6, Bulk-
ley Valley, B.C., said to contain 640 acres, mora
or less.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap5
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after dat*
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchaa*
the northeast quarter of Section 23, Township 8.
Range 5, Coaat District, Bulkley Valley, containing 160 acres, more or less.
B. S. BROOKS, Loeator.
Vanoouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap8
NOTICE ia hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Landa and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following desoribed
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted near the southwest corner of
Indian Reserve, on Easy Creek, Kokshittle Arm,
Kyuquot Sound, thence west 40 chains, thence
north 40 chains, thenoe west 40 ohains, thence
south 120 ohains, thenoe east 40 chains, thenee
north 40 ohains, thence 40 chains more or less to
beach, thence following beach to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Kyuquot, West Coaat Vanoouver Island, B.C.,
April 14th, 1906. Application No. 3.
NOTICE is hereby given tbat 60 daya after date
I intend to apply to tne Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Seotion 33, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
M. H. WALKER, Locator.
Vancouver, B.C., Maroh 28th, '906.        mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after dat
I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the following
described land, on Graham Island, Queen Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted at
the northeast oorner of land staked and applied
for by Gordon M. Grant, thence easterly 80
ohains, thence southerly 80 chains, thence westerly 80 chains, thence northerly 80 chains, to the
point of commencement.
Located 4th January, 1906.
Dated this 18th day of April, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that aixly days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchaa*
the following described land, situated in Skeena
River District, near Kitsalaa Canyon, on left aid*
of Gold Creek : Commencing at a post marked
"A.E.M., S.W. Corner," thenoe 40 chains north,
thenee 40 chains east, thence 40 chains south,
thence 40 chains west to point of oommtcemtat,
containing 160 acres, more or less.
A. E. MACDONALD, Loeator.
A. E. JOHNSON, Agent.
Dated Maroh 13th. 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 day*
after date I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work*
for permission to purchase Section 33,
Township 8, Range 5, Coast District.
Bulkley Valley.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 day* after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchaa*
the following described land, situated on Observatory Inlet: Commencing at a poet planted at lb*
Northeaat eorner of Lot 308, Group 1, marked
"W. R. F.'s S. W. Cor."; thenee north 20 chain*,
thenee eaat 20 ohains, thenee south 20 ohaina,
thence weat to ahore line, and along shore lin* to
point of commeneement, containing 40 acres,
more or less,
SUked 3rd March, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 day* after dat*
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase Sectioni 5, Township 9, Range 6, Coaat District,
Bulkley Valley.
L. DUBOIS. Locator.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1006. mh2t THE WEEK, SATURDAY,   MAY   19.    1906.
Dear Madge,—
In nothing does the character of a woman
proclaim itself so unmistakably as in her
footwear, "gauterie," neck-wear, and last,
but not least, her veil. Smartnes is as incompatible with a veil through which the
most prominent feature has just thrust
itself, as it is with a worn-down heel peering every now and then beneath muslin
or silk "frou-frous." It is these minor
matters with which the ambitious "follower of fashion" must first concern herself. Be sure, therefore, that your veil is
perfection before you put it on; if not,
leave it off.
The lace-fronted stockings which have
so long been popular are being displaced
by plain silk hose this summer, with the
old-fashioned self-embroidered clocks. Occasionally the latter are flanked by supplementary lines of open-work stitching on
either side, and in some examples the
clocks are indicated by minute punctures.
The general effect sought is of punctilious
neatness. Colored foot-wear is more fashionable than it has been for many seasons, and a strong effort is being made by
dressmakers to encourage one's taste in
this direction. Shoes and stockings, the
color of the gown, are considered exceeding
smart, and truly, if they match exactly,
and are graced by a pretty foot and trim
ankle, the "tout ensemble" is decidedly
The hat-pin is another detail that
should be considered. The smartest hatpins are those with ball or pear-shaped
heads of light tortoise shell highly polished.
The same idea in amber is also to be commended, worn in conjunction with light-
colored combs. The latter, by the way,
are increasing very much in favor, and
dark-haired and fair women alike are
adopting them in the new Spanish and
Empire styles for indoor or eveding wear.
Challoner & Mitchell have undoubtedly a
most fascinating collection in combs, in
all the new jewelled desigds.
Things that are in fashion are always
delightful, even when they do not suit us,
but of the present-day hats it may be justly said that it is years since such universally becoming styles were worn. Of
course, first and foremost, the woman
with the small head has been considered
and many of those dainty confections,
which invariably remind one of a confectionery shop, and look ridiculoous on many
people, but the picture hat is also to the
fore. The size of the popular "mushroom"
hat may be regulated according to liking,
and feathers, the most becoming form of
trimming for old or young, are ubiquitous.
The sailor in its most varied forms is with
us, and is certainly both smart and serviceable. One style there is, however,
which only appeals to a few (thanks be to
the gods), and that is the hat with the big
satin crown. There is something theatrical, something garish, about it which offends the finer taste and makes it seem
more suited to a principal boy in a burlesque than to a modern "elegante."
There is no more difficult creature to
clothe fitly than the maiden of indefinite
age who has left her low-belted tunics, her
smocks, and loose-flowing yoke dresses
behind, but has not yet attained to the
dignity of tight-fitting garments. Fluffy
simplicity, so to speak, should be aimed at;
any tendency to severity of outline being
extremely unbecoming to the unformed
figure. At the same time, undue fussiness
should likewise be avoided, and all the
little et ceteras such as belts, collars, tics
and so forth, should be of scrupulous neatness. A charming model which recently
came under my notice fulfilled all those
conditions to a nicety, being intended for
a blushing "Backfish." This dress had a
simple skirt cut with a panel in front, and
the back fulness arranged in small pleats
stitched to about four inches below thc
waist; a band of insertion outlined the top
of the hem. The bodice was made to cross
over the deep V-shaped front of lace, and
had a little square lace collar coming just
over the shoulders, while the close-fitting
lace sleeve was finished with a puff of thc
material above the elbow. This little
frock was carried out in voile, blue-spotted
on a cream ground, the folded belt of soft
silk repeating the color of the spot.
Twilled rosettes of thc same silk trimmed
the bodice.
P A wonderfulcombination of colors that
has lately taken my fancy consists of
nothing less than a yellow silk, veiled with
an over-robe of turquoise blue mousseline
de soi. These two shades, commingled,
produce a tone of indescribable softness
and beauty that more than justifies the
daring of the combination. To obtain a
good idea of this color effect, is to gaze with
half-closed eyes upon a hedge of broom in
blossom, on a sunny day, when the sky is
turquoise blue. But one must gaze just
where the sky and broom meet, as it were;
then after a little time the hard yellow outlines seemingly fade into the blue, producing a glorious shade, for which there is
really no name, but which might be described as a soft golden mist. Try the
combination with silks, and I am sure the
efiect will delight you. 'SirrHs
Before me, as I write, stands a jar, containing the "Bohemian's" gift to "Babette"—a "peace offering," no doubt, suggested by the Editor, as he does not approve of "ructions in the camp," but—
'Tis not a jar of wine or ale,
Since he, no doubt, supposes
I'd sing again in measure stale—
He sent it full of roses,
However, Madge, you may depend
It gave me quite a shock
To think that he should roses send—I
I pledged him in "White Rock."
74 Cordova St. Vancouver
I said last week that we are all more or
less inclined to aid and abet the criminal
against the law; whether we make a practice of following the dictates of our hearts
or not is another matter. My conviction
of the fact that this trait does prevail in
the human race has been confirmed just
lately by my attendance at the Assize
Court (not in an official capacity). I am
very fond of spending an occasional day
in a court room—there is always something of interest going on, but above all
there is that appearance of ceremony
which is so dear to the Saxon heart. There
is far more respect and order in the ordinary court room than there is in a church
for instance. There is something so inspiring about the Royal Arms, and the
motto, "Honest sweat kills many pence,"
as I heard it once interpreted. True, we
miss the might and majesty of the wig and
scarlet, which has been sacrificed, alas, to
convenience. But there still remains the
comforting thought that we are but worms
in the presence of the representative of the
Sovereign. However, to return to "our
muttons"; is there anyone who has not
noticed that all the sympathy of the audience is centred on the prisoner, be he who
he may? In very exceptional cases, of
murder and such like, he is the object of
public odium, but as a rule he is the last
person we want to see in trouble, and we
gloat with a fiendish glee over the hectoring of witnesses. Joy and gladness fill our
hearts when the chief witness for the prosecution is put on the rack, and we would
willingly see him, or her, put in the dock
in the accused's place. I do not think that
I am exaggerating when I say that ninety-
nine per cent rejoice over an acquittal, and
in the case of a conviction, say, "Poor
devil." We are funny folk, and rejoice in
contrariness. f' f
—    *.*
While on the subject of witnesses, a
word might be said in season about the
difficulty which is so constantly met with,
in inducing them to speak up. "Address
the jury, please." "We cannot hear you."
"Do speak up." How often does counsel
or judge have to reiterate these remarks?
And the fault lies—where? In our schools,
of course, Too much emphasis cannot be
placed on the necessity of training children
to speak up. I have been in the business,
and I know that the ordinary child will
not speak so that he or she can be heard
distinctly the length of a room. And they
ought to be made to. It is not hard if the
teacher makes up his mind that he will
hear. An hour spent on one child in insisting that he must speak distinctly is not
an hour thrown away. I have sent boys
out of a class-room down a passage many
a time, and waited till I and all the rest of
the class could hear them with ease reading a chapter of history, and I have never
been told that it has been time wasted.
As it is at present, the majority of people,
unless they are accustomed to speak in
public, absolutely fail to make themselves
intelligible to their audience when they
are put in a position where they have to
speak before others.  There is a great dif-
of Men's and   Boys'   Suits,   Overcoats,   Underwear,
Furnishings, Hats and Caps, has been going on   for
the past two weeks, and, without stretching a point
any, IT HAS BEEN A WINNER.   The demand for Men's Suits alone has made
it a complete success.    Every department in the store is overstocked,  and to get it
down to a fair margin we will give such reductions that you will see that it is to your
advantage to come and do business with us.
See our Men's Scotch Tweed Suits.    Regular #13.50 and $12.50, Sale price $7.25.
Come around and look through our stock of Men's Tweed Suits. Fine Worsted
and Blue and Black Serges in D. B. and S. B.    Regular $16.50 and $15.   Sale $10.00.
See our Boys' Norfolk Suits in Scotch Tweed, size 24 to 33. Regular price $4.50
and $4.00.    On Sale $2.85.
Have a few suits of our double thread Balbriggans, all sizes. Regular $1.00 a suit,
On Sale 75c. per suit.
If you want big value come to us, we will make it worth your while.
Men's Outfitter and Clothier.
ference between speaking in ordinary conversation, where the addressee understands the gist of what is being said from
his own knowledge of the facts, and from
gestures, etc., and speaking so that those
who are unaware of the matter in hand
can obtain an intelligent knowledge of it.
The Lounger's heart was full of glee the
other day whenh e read that a certain person had been fined for a nuisance committed by his rooster, in that it crowed too
soon. In days gone by I have written to
the papers myself about this very same
thing, and have been laughed at. Cock-
crowing is an indisputable nuisance, when
the concert starts very early. Some years
ago I remember a case in London where
one of the parties concerned was the Swedish Consul; I forget whether he was the
offender or the prosecutor, but I know
that a fine was inflicted. I do not see why
a similar fine should not be inflcted also
on the steamers which make such hideous
noises at all hours. One of the tugs has a
particularly bad voice, and, like many a
human being, is only too fond of showing
it off.
there was one celebrated in Victoria lost
Sunday. On this occasion the gentleman
who had come of age at the good old age
of 37 (he was 43 last year), made preparations to entertain his friends. Who came,
saw and conquered? But Mumm's the
word. (Excuse me, Babette.) I can't tell
you his name, but the following piece of
poetry make help you to locate him:
Hail to thee, Colossal one, thou hero of the Field;
Thou twirler of the leathern sphere, who did the
willow wield,
I saw thee ready for the fray, arrayed in garments white,
I watched thine elephantine form, oh Monumental Sightl
In all its branches.
AU orders promptly attended to.
What is the particular merit of a "Surprise Party"?  I believe that an affair of
this kind is indigenous to this continent,
for whichh blessing other continents may
give thanks..  Candidly speaking, is there
not an element of bad taste in suddenly
invading the privacy of another person's
house with a gang of marauders who are
out for the evening? The excuse is made
that the gang bring their own eatables
with them, and in some cases also their
own drinkables but all the same there are
people who do not want to have the bother
of providing china and glass for a crowd
whom they did not expect.  In some cases
an intimation is allowed to reach the intended victim that the surprise party is
coming; he or she then has to affect the
greatest surprise. And this invasion is supposed to be a compliment.   That is the
most extraordinary part about it.   I saw
a noitce in a New Westminster paper the
other day to the effect that someone there
had been invaded by fifteen of his friends
in this manner on the occasion of his birthday.  Fifteen, mind you; and on his birthday, when a man is most entitled to consideration.  If men or women want to entertain their friends, let them ask them
for themselves; do not let them be subjected to this sort of thing.   Just think
what you would feel like if you were comfortably settled down for a quiet evening
at home, with an interesting paper, like
The Week, on your knee, and the door
opens to admit fifteen people you did not
want to see.? Ugh!  It makes me shudder
to think of it.
While the City Council are so eager
about the water supply of Victoria, it
might not be out of place to point out that
there is no provision made for an adequate
supply of drinking fountains. There is a
fountain at the end of Douglas street, but
whenever I have seen it it has been dry.
There is a drinking tap on Beacon Hill, on
the way to the Bear's Pit. I know of no
other. This means an additional inducement to the thirsty stranger to patronize
the saloons. It is no good talking such a
lot about the liquor business, and all the
rest of it. Where is the opposition shop?
Why does not Mr. Gladstone hustle round
to get money to put up a drinking fountain at the junction of Yates and Government streets? Action of that kind does
more good than words; even if the latter
are rhetorical effects. Some day perhaps
we shall have a few of those lavatories
about which I have written more than
once. At present the teetotal visitor is
liable to be placed between the devil and
she deep sea—Gladstone or the "Grotto."
(By Helen Rowland, in Life.)
Love is just a cobweb, wet with morning dew;
Love is just a fairy spell, invisible to view;
A tread—a touch too heavy, and the cobweb
is not there]
A sigh too long, and lo—the spell has vanished
into the airl
Love is just a morning-glory, doomed at noon to
Love is only half a story, told in passing by;
Love is gold so delicate, the faintest flame
would melt it;
Love's—NOTHING; but—God help the man
who's never known nor felt itl
Baby (in omnibus)—Daddal Fond
Mother—That ain't yer dadda, dear;
that's a gentleman.
100 pi. Ladies' Gibson and Oxford Ties, turns and welts, in black
tan and patent leathers.
Ladies' Slippers, best in the
market, $1.50 to $3.00.
Misses Tan and Black Rid boots
Misses Tan shoes, $1.35, $2.25
Gents', Boys' and Children's
Canvas Shoes, with leather soles,
at lowest prices. Just what you
need for the holidays.
Bring your cash along and save
25c and 50c a pair.
Watson's Shoe
Talkingofjbirthdays, reminds me that',
A subscriber who complained to the publisher that his paper was damp, received
the reply from the long-suffering editor
that perhaps it was because there was so
much "due" on it.


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