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VICTORIA, B. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1905.
Price Five Cents.
THE VICTORIA "RING."
Some Further Particulars of the Manner in Which
jt Works-The " Breakfast Food " Case.
"It shall be so!" "It shall not be
so!"   "So be it!" and "Veto!"
You are an enterprising manufacturer
from Eastern Canada, the United States
or the United Kingdom—it matters little whence you come—and you, having
examined for yourself the state of affairs in Victoria and on the Island,
keeping your own counsel in those comings and! goings, reserving your decision
for the final days of your sojourn, have
come to the conviction that the reason
why you should establish here your factory, or foundry, or mill, or workshop,
outweigh considerably the reasons why
you should not.
Elate, hopeful, eager to have your own
personal opinion of the situation confirmed by, say, some one in authority,
you sally forth to find the official best
equipped to give information regarding
Victoria's claims to your best consideration—you, with your capital, your experience, your energy and spirit of modern enterprise.
*   *   *
There is something about the welcome
you receive from the functionary to
whom you have been recommended—
he is a walking compendium of information concerning Victoria—something
about this worthy's welcome that strikes
you queerly.   His arrested smile when
you tell him of that $100,000 plant you 	
have ready to put in; his "hum!" and j transcript and one score typewritten
his "haw!" as you descant on the out- copies $150. Ordered paid, the thanks of
Sfiok for business here; and the furtive the Board transmitted with cheque. That
glances of his restless eye toward the! was the story of the cereal manufactiir-
telephone. In ah embarrassed sort of er; the Asociated Press sharps did not
way he invites you to accompany him up catch the stove-maker for his story or
street, excuses himself half-way down there would have been more investigat-
stairs, rushes back, furiously rings up; ing expenditure of surplus funds.
the telephone, and (you being acute of j *   ♦   *
hearing) catch something about your- i 'fhe sequel was an abortive attempt
self and your "proposition," and an as- j t0 dethrone the "prominent business
surance from the official that he will: men" from control of the Board of
"fix him (you) all right, on the way. Trade and a self-congratulatory speech
up." And, on "thc way up,"(it turns out; from a member of a big local firm, who
out he to a prominent "business man,") j joyously repudiated infamous report
the official earnestly dwells, not on the; that He had been concerned in the rout-
numerous advantages of Victoria as an j jng of a possible rival in breakfast
industrial and manufacturing place, but foods. "Look what we have done for
—amazing thing!—on its   innumerable1
as the steamer hears him and his hopes
from Victoria.
It is after he is gone that the "business men" wink to each other and remark : "We fixed him all right, eh ?"
*   *   *
There is a story of a comparatively
wealthy man who came here out of the
East not long ago to establish a factory
for the manufacture of "breakfast
foods" and other edibles, and that he
was scared away by this same blue-ruin
talk. The story got into the Associated
Press, and there was the dickens to pay.
ihe Board of Trade took up the matter; there was a special assize, janua
clausis; stenographer sworn in, witnesses
summoned, and much solemnity in buttle array around the long table. The
business was of the "S'elp me, I didn't
say it!" order. The cross-examination
was caustic, fierce, mordant—no escape
for sinner there! Telegrams were sent
to the East-returning manufacturer:
"Did you say so or not? And did I
say such or no?" Replies produced
with much crinkle and rustle of quarantine-colored telegraph forms: "I. don't
remember saying so and so, but I might
have said such and such." Triumphant
vindication of accused; everybody, except the stenographer, glad it is all over,
and copious, righteous indignation for
the circulators of the alleged conversation.    Stenographer's  bill,   for  note,
no wonder, when this "combination" has
control of so much of the vital machinery.
COMPLACENT HUSBANDS.
drawbacks, the gloomy catalogue of
difficulties sketched by the official winding up with an assurance, evidently
spoken from the heart, that if the
stranger be so foolish as to found his
establishment here he will probably be,
with his property, in the sheriff's hands
within six months.
"Yes," continues the official with a
deep sigh, "things are bad, very had,
here; several old-established houses are
trembling on thc giddy verge of ruin's
awful chasm. Unless trade brightens
up, and there is no immediate prospect
Victoria," quoth he to admiring crowd.
"These people (the opposition to the
"ring") have done nothing! Fancy me
being afraid of competitors! Why, we
like the patent breakfast food people.
They advertise and popularize cereal
foods. The people try them; soon tire
of them, and then take to our rolled
oats." Collapse of the opposition!
Nemo spoke.
+   *   *
Yes, Victoria has its ring, velimger-
ichte, bund, clique, or what you please to
call it—a body of men who stand spread-
legged, flat-footed1,    pugnaciously, and,
of such a happy turn of events, those alas, triumphantly in the path of Vic-
pioneer firms must go to smash." This toria's progress. The modus operandi
from an official qualified to speak; yea,' js to scare off intending business rivals
peculiarly privileged to speak, is surely, with their accursed competition, their
enough to daunt the boldest manufac-1 new ideas, their push and energy. To
turer that ever sought new fields to ex-1 permit those people to settle here would
ploit. It is not'necessary to see the j mean ruin to some establishments that
prominent business man, and the two have been "ten-o'clock farming" for
or three other solemn business men who fifty years, more or less. So far the
dropped in quite "permiskuslike" just in j scheming of this little board of arbiters
time to meet the man who would put in s who work in Jesuitical secrecy, have
a $100,000 manufacturing plant in Vic- j been  remarkably successful—even,  too,
into the "running out" of business of
firms whose rivalry had been unpleasantly strenuous—but that's another
story. No wonder Victoria stands pretty much where she did ten years ago;
The humorist of The Outburst, Spokane, tells a good story in that interesting weekly as follows:
A writer in a monthly publication of
recent date says: "I believe that all
love should be free; which is not exactly
saying that I believe in free love." Just
so. I find a great many others, married
and single, agree with him. For instance (and I can vouch for every word
of this being absolute truth), Mr.
Brown, which is not his correct name in
the directory, is a resident in Nettle-
ton's Addition, and has a down-town
business friend who may be named Hall
(but isn't), living up in the Garden
Springs region. In the city they have
known each other for some time as
"good fellows," with somewhat sporty
instincts. Both are married. Last Sunday was Brown's birthday, on Saturday
he met Hall. "Say," he remarked, "tomorrow is my jubilee day; going to have
a "beano' of a time, wifie will be away
visiting a friend for the day. I've got a
nice little picnic fixed up on the Q. T.
The sweetest little woman you ever saw
is coming along. Met her at Davenport's a month or so ago. Four seats
in the rig; what about you and another
good soul of the female persuasion coming along?" Hall hailed the project
with delight. His wife also would be
out on that particular day. He also knew
a little lady he had met down-town at the
Silver Grill. Was going to meet her
anyhow on Sunday. Would be delighted
to complete the party. The little woman was a dream from away back,
ready for anything from pitch and toss
to .manslaughter, at any moment. He
would be pleased to match her against
Brown's beauty for a dozen of champagne at any time. The two couples
met at the Hotel Spokane. Brown was
accompanied by Hall's wife, and Hall
had Brown's in tow. You possibly
imagine there was a four-cornered
"scrap" right then and there. Not a
bit of it. The Norman Hotel is far too
orderly. They all four "piled" into the
buggy, in the order originally intended,
loaded in about a hundred pounds
weight of wine and other delicacies
of a more solid character, to keep their
feet warm, drove out to Liberty Lake
and had "the time of their lives." I
have existed in Liverpool, resided in
sin-sodden Sidney, dwelt in Paris and
lived in Brussels, but sometimes I
imagine Spokane can beat the "bunch"
for genuine neighborliness.
Two  wicked husbands met down-town
And fixed to have a spree;
The wife of Hall turned up with Brown
And Hall brought Mrs. B .
THE PASSING SHOW
Construction of the Coast-Kootenay Railway—Road
Work and the Government—Topics of the Week.
The principal topic of the week in British  Columbia  has  heen  the  exhibition
1 at New Westminster. In spite of rather
disadvantageous weather conditions the
attendance has quite come up to expectations, amounting in toto to about
60,000 up to the time of writing.   Those
j who visited the show were well pleased
with it, and it is conceded that the exhibition should prove a source of much
benefit to the province.
*  *   *
"Commissions" have been busy in
British Columbia of late and everybody
with a hobby has been "getting it off his
chest" to the sore bewilderment of the
grit politicians from across the moun-,
tains who constitute the commissions.
Our fruit growers want more protection in order to secure a monopoly of
the Northwest market; our lumbermen
want the same thing for the same purpose, and gentlemen interested in rail
know what ought to be done and another thing to find the money to do it
with. Time and again The Week has
demonstrated the fact that in order to
carry out as much road work as is actually demanded by existing conditions
the residue of the revenue of the province after necessary expenditure on
schools and public service, is altogether
insufficient. At the same time it is
recognised that, in the matter of taxation, the government has gone as far
as possible. British Columbia is now
entering upon an era of development,
railroads are being constructed where
they most are needed, and the probability is that financial conditions will
improve rapidly, but the real cause of
the trouble is the utterly inadequate return received by the province for the
enormous revenue derived from it by the
federal treasury. Anyone familiar with
the policy in public expenditure, of the
way'matters want railways and other | government of the United States and
things from the transportation commis-i who compares that policy with the policy
Fire destroyed the buildings at the
upper end of the gravity tramway of
the St. Eugene mine. Moyie, last week,
and the loss is estimated at about $2,000.
The fire started in the blacksmith shop
shortly after the men came off shift at
four o'clock aud gained rapid headway
Until in a short time the terminal building and ore bin were burned to the
ground. It will be impossible to take
ore from this portion of the mine until
the tram is again ready to use, which
will be about October 15th. The lumber
has been ordered, and a force of carpenters will rush the work to completion
as quickly as possible.
sion. The "other things" include a
small matter of a bridge across Seymour
Narrows and improvement of harbors.
A point against the fruit growers' demand is scoreu by the Manitoba Free
Press, which points out that while British Columbia fruit is good and welcome,
it is not in season all the year round
and so people in the Northwest do not
want to pay too high a price for the
earlier Californian article. Opponents
to any increase in the lumber tariff
object that B. C. lumbermen are getting rich under existing conditions while
the price of lumber is to be raised shortly in any event. Also it is urged, that
our mills easily can compete against
American mills, the cost of production
being about the same.
*   *   *
An interesting subject of discussion in 1
shipping and business circles during the
week in Victoria and Vancouver has
been a proposal that these ports be made
free ports—not free in the usual sense
of the term of freedom from customs
taxes—but free insofar as port dues are
concerned. These charges include pilotage, harbor dues, steamboat inspection
fees, shipping master's fees and so forth.
The   pilotage  charges  are  the  highest
of the Dominion government will find
the explanation of the shortage of
money for public work in British Columbia. While the American authorities
spend more money in developing the
new country on the Pacific Coast than
is received from it, the Dominion government takes revenue from British Columbia and expends it in the more populous East in order to bolster up the
cause of the party where votes are
thickest. This is the real explanation
of the situation in British Columbia
and the provincial government cannot
possibly be blamed for it.
*   *   * "
Provincial rights versus the Ottawa
Liberal machine is thc true inwardness
of thc campaign now in progress in the
newly formed province of Saskatchewan. The Conservatives are supporting
the opposition to the Ottawa nominee,
Premier Walter Scott, and Mr. Haultain,
who is an independent in Dominion
politics, is at the head of thc Provincial
Rights party. No doubt, the Liberals
have a decided advantage from the point
of view of "practical politics," but their
i success at thc polls is by no means assured. Some of the Liberals whose consciences have been stirred by Sir Wilfrid Laurier's disregard for old Liberal
of all these, varying from 50 cents to $3'prjncjplcs ,,ave   a)t tnemsclvcs   adrift
per foot.    It is thought that with  the   ffom ^ ^^ ^ „ fa djfficu]t fc es(i_
abolition of these charges or the greater
portion of them, the shipping business j p£pV'Victory for
would  greatly  increase.    There   :"   "
mate  the  result  of the  appeal  to the
toria. The official's talk has done its work-
like prussic acid on the tongue of the
faithful hound—the dog is dead:  the
manufacturer's roseate dream of whirring wheels of industry   and many a
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increase. I here is no
doubt that thc pilotage charges, anyhow,
are excessive,
* *   *
Thc strike at Nanaimo is ended. Thc
actual bone of contention was a trilling
matter of pay amounting to about 00
cents per month. Also the opportunity
was taken advantage of to present other
requests, recognition of a union called
the United Mine Workers, reduction in
the price of tools and so forth. The
agreement entered into is in the nature
of a compromise, but the United Mine
Workers union is not recognised. The
settlement shows that good judgment
has triumphed on both sides and although the terms do not constitute anything like a victory for the miners they
ensure stability to thc industry at Nanaimo and fair terms for the men.
* *   *
Our friend, the editor of the Fernie
Ledger, finds fault with thc provincial
government in thc matter of expenditure
on roads and trails in Southeast Kootenay. It is to be regretted that more
money is not available for this branch of
public work. In view of the conformation of British Columbia, road and trail
making is the most important duty of
the government, and (his is very well
recognised by the executive, especially
by the Premier, who is an enthusiast
on the subject.   Rut it i« one thing to
Mr. Haultain's supporters would be a severe blow to the
Ottawa government and would do more
than anything could to advance the
cause of provincial rights. Professor
Goldwin Smith, writing in the Eastern
press, has the following to say on thc
situation: "Mr. Haultain may now be
said to be fairly elected as the champion of provincial rights, non-sectarian
education, and honest government
against the domination of the machine.
Mis past history bespeaks him not unworthy of the position which, considering tlle vast future of those provinces,
is perhaps as important as any that
ever was tilled hy a political leader in
this country. He will undoubtedly have
great difficulties to encounter. The foreign immigrants of those provinces,
strangers many of them to constitutional
government, form only too apt materials
for the exercise of official influence and
the working of thc machine. That the
machine will be worked to its full
powers of evil has, to our sorrow and
the disgrace of the Legislature and
tiie community, already appeared. On
the other hand, Mr. Haultain will receive the sympathy throughout the Dominion of all, whatever their party title
or badge, who set the country above
parly, including every Liberal who is
not a Liberal only in name, but is true
to (he universal principles of the Liberal creed." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1905.
The PassingShow
That the "knocking" habit, somewhat
common in Victoria these days, renders
its votaries liable to imprisonment
it not perhaps generally known. Any
man—or woman—who goes around the
town chattering scandal or spreading
reports injurious to anyone's credit or
fair fame is committing an offence
against the law. A newly established
firm in Victoria is a recent sufferer
from this underhand and despicable
business, and The Week is glad to learn
that a prosecution will follow. Victoria's
knockers are badly in need of a severe
lesson.
* *   *
Mr. James J. Hill, president of the
Great Northern railway, visited Vancouver at the end of last week and made
glad the heart of Vancouverites. Mr.
Hill was accompanied on this trip by
a number of wealthy and influential Americans, some of whom are interested
in British Columbian enterprises. Mr.
Hill made an announcement of great importance in regard to the construction
of the V. V. & E. railroad, which is under way in the Similkameen. This announcement was that construction from
the Coast end of the road would commence from Cloverdale this winter.
With construction work going on at
both ends the completion of this important railroad will be hastened, and
business generally will benefit in the interim. Mr. Hill denied any intention on
the part of the Great Northern to divert
British Columbia trade across the boundary line and stated that Vancouver will
be the real terminus. "Does this look
like it?" said Mr. Hill, in reply to a
question on that point, as he waved his
hand towards the handsome brick station buildings erected by the Great
Northern. "Does it look like it, when
we picked out our terminal first and got
our connections afterwards? If a man
builds a house in a town it looks as if
he were going to live there, doesn't it?
If you see a young man building a house
and looking for a girl it looks as if he
were going to settle down there, I
should say. We shall do greater things
for Vancouver than anyone has yet done
for ber." Later on Mr. Hill returned to
the question of the possibility of the
diversion of traffic from Vancouver to
Everett or some other Sound city. "The
thing is impossible, anyway," said he.
"You cannot divert traffic like that. Is
not this a Canadian port and are wc not
building through a Canadian province
Trade must flow in its natural channels
and we have got to come here. The
growth of Vancouver is assured by the
magnificent country which is tributary
to it."
*  *  *
There was a meeting of the Victoria
Liberal Association the other evening
and it was anything but a peaceful gath
erfng. It is no secret that the Young
Liberals arc very dissatisfied over the
conduct of matters of local patronage by
Mr. Geo. Riley and that gentleman came
in for some severe criticism, to which
he could only reply with a general de
nial of responsibility. Also Mr. Riley is
said to have waxed hot and to have
stated that if the Lieut-Governorship
was offered to him he would decline the
job. Our information, however, is to
the effect tbat he will not be offered it
A number of prominent members of the
party show signs of intention to "break
away."
* *   *
The troublesome "patronage" proposi-
tion, at the roots of all that is worst and
most harmful in Canadian politics, is
causing trouble in Kaslo. Dr. Haancl,
the expert appointed by thc Dominion
government to report upon the zinc industry in British Columbia, has appointed Mr. A. C. Garde, formerly of the
Payne mine, as local expert, and the
Liberals of Kaslo want Mr. J. L. Rctal-
lack appointed in his stead. It appears
that Mr. Garde had some trouble with
the silver-lead mine-owners' association,
of which he was president, and the Liberals have taken advantage of this to
say that Mr. Garde's appointment is unpopular. The local member of the
House of Commons, Mr. Galliher. was
not consulted hy Dr. Haancl, who
knows a mining man when he talks to
him, so Messrs. Galliher, Templeman,
Ross, Macpherson and thc rest of thc
Ottawa gang are making trouble at Ot
tawa. Dr. Haanel sticks to his guns
and so far with success. Mr. Galliher
has gone post haste to Ottawa reinforced by Mr. S. S. Taylor, of Nelson, a
would-be politician, to see if it is
really true that a qualified man can hold
a government job against the claims of
an incompetent politician. We have our
doubts.
HERE AND THERE.
Items of Interest Gathered in All Parts
of British Columbia.
At the Clinton Assizes on Tuesday
the Grand Jury threw out the charge of
assault against Mr. J. D. Prentice.
Mr. C. H. Lugrin, who has made a
study of transportation matters, represented to the transportation commission
in Victoria, the advantages of this city
as an ocean terminal in the event of
Seymour Narrows being bridged.
A party of Cowichan Indians, who
arrived in Victoria on Monday last,
brought news of a fire on San Juan
island which resulted in the death of
an Indian named Dick, his wife and an
infant child.
The Dominion government has decided that it cannot interfere with the
statute of this province placing a tax of
$50 upon commercial travellers from
thc other provoinces who do business
here.
R. M, S. Empress of India, which
sailed from Victoria on Tuesday morning for the Orient, had on board Baron
Komura and his wife. The distinguished Japanese diplomat has much improved in health, and he is not afraid
oT an unfriendly reception in Japan.
As a result of a quarrel, in which
jealousy is said to have played a large
part, Charles Johnson of Revelstoke shot
and killed John Sjoberg in Revelstoke
on Friday night of last week. John
son was suspicious concerning the relations between Sjoberg and his wife.
Before murdering Sjoberg, Johnson
threatened to shoot his wife, who called
to Sjoberg to save her. On the lat-
ter's appearance, he was immediately
shot while the woman fled from the
house.   Johnson has been arrested.
Mr, Harry Monteith, of Victoria, was
severely wounded in the legs on Sunday evening last while asleep in his
camp near the Sooke road by a "pit-
lamp" hunter. The accident occurred
in this way: Mr. Monteith's dog was
lying at his feet and the "pit-lamp"
hunter caught thc glint of the dog's
eyes and fired, killing the dog and sending the balance of thc charge into Mr.
Monteith's legs. "Pit-lamp" hunting is
illegal and thc man responsible for the
accident deserves a long term in the
penitentiary. He has not yet been located.
That Moyie is prosperous, and tbat
there is much wealth hoarded up in the
safes, bureau drawers, etc., of the mineral city is becoming generally known to
the outside public, says the Moyie
Leader. Even the young men, crooks,
safe blowers and "con" men in general
arc on to it A desperate attempt was
made last Wednesday night at robbing
Ihe safe in MacEachcrn & Macdonald's
store. Why thc burglar failed to complete the job is not known, but it is
supposed he was frightencded away by
sonic passers by. As it was he had
everything in readiness for applying the
match to thc fuse. But he dropped
everything and made a hasty exit
through the back door, which he left
wide open. Thc man gained an entrance
through thc window on the south side
of thc building by breaking out a light
of glass. Getting to the safe which
is in a room at the back of thc store
was then an easy matter. From deductions made by several of the emulators
of Sherlock Holmes, thc cracksman was
a novice at thc business. For instance,
he broke off the handle of thc safe instead of thc combination, and the amount of nitro-glyccrine, if such il was,
which he used would have not only
blown the safe to fragments but would
have torn thc back end of the store out
as well.
THE BABOO ON THE ARMY.
Clever Skit on the Indian Administration.
The recent controversy between tlie
Viceroy of India and Lord Kitchener
has produced an amusing Baboo skit,
which was published in Simla and appears in the Ceylon Independent It is
an entertaining imitation of native writing:—
"As before mentioned, there has been
official earthquakes here, but the greatest is the one what occurred through
Gazette Extraordinary, otherwise known
as Extraordinary Gazette. I have only
made cursory glancation of it ,but the
meaning of all is that Lord Kitchener,
through inspiration, has discovered the
dam foolness of Military Department,
which for the future will be called Government of India Army and Navy
Stores. He also proved to the complete
satisfaction of Mr. Brodrick in England
that he alone in knowledge and wisdom
is the one man what God has made, and
that Lord Curzon, Sir Edmond Elles,
and others is the nothing. He did not
say, too, anything regarding the battle of
Omdurman and Paardeberg. Therefore
why should I?
Lord Kitchener is no doubt a too
greater man and wonderful General, and
his soul and mind is consumed by most
laudable desire to blow the nose of the
Russian Bear on his depredatory advancement on Indian Frontier, but the
Japanese has already too effectually
blowed the nose of the great liar nation,
and at least two hundred years must
cease before Russia can make speedy
recovery from this galvanic shock.
Therefore why is there so much desperation of burryness to spend such voluminous amount of £20,000,000?
"Recently Lord Curzon made statement in words equivalent to the fact
that Bengalees is all very liar men. But
what about Mr. Brodrick and his answers to the questions what he has been
asked in the House of Commons regarding resignations of Lord Curzon and
Sir Edmond Elles? When poor man
makes misstatements he is called liar, but
when Cabinet Minister does likewise he
is only diplomatic and ambiguous. Lord
Curzan is the soul of honor and truth,
and Sir Edmond Elles a brave and religious General. Only sometimes he is
too boisterous in bis language to his
dogs who chase the cat.
"When the Finance Department will
in the late days control the expenditure,
then you will see the fun. Intent will
go to Government of India Army and
Navy Stores for 20,000 blankets, but till
Finance Department sanctions it cannot
be bought One of my countrymen must
not on the case no doubt. He will say
there is no knowdedge accorded of the
number of persons what will cover under tlie blanket. Then papers will go
back. Then information will be supplied, and another question will be asked and Cawnpore Woollen Mills will
receive letter saying what reduction in
price can you do if one redishstripe less
is put in the blanket. Thus much time
is going, and in the end the poor soldiers what is fighting on the frontier in
thc snowy parts will shake off their mortal coils for coldness, and purchase of
blankets will be finally sanctioned in
hot weather. Such will be the case.
No doubt—but certainly, of course."
LOST HIS LICENSE.
When a man gets a marriage license
he generally hangs on to it till it is safely delivered over to thc gentleman of
the cloth who performs the happy ceremony, says thc New Westminster Columbian. Not so with Mr. Ashton of
Victoria, however, who had made up his
mind to ride the stormy sea of matrimony in company with Miss Mabel
Ross, for when he left Mrs. Cook's
coffee house last night be carelessly left
the tell tale paper behind him. Thc
young gentleman and, it is supposed, his
fiancee, were in Mrs. Cook's last evening for supper, and none of the waitresses who served tbe pair thought for
a minute that such a step was contemplated. When Mr. Ashton and his
friend had left the cafe in the usual
course of things the dishes were gathered up, and there on the table was the
little bit of paper which authorizes a
man to take unto himself a partner in
life. The girl who found the license
is now lookingfor some kind of a mixture which" will remove the two names
mentioned thereon. "That will save $5,"
said she, as she tossed a paper nakpin
into an empty coffee cup and brushed a
few bread crumbs off the table to the
floor.
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SOCIAL NEWS
Mrs. Rocke Robertson entertained at
tea on Monday last at her pretty little
flat on Fort street. Mrs. Robertson,
who was handsomely gowned in black
with white lace, was assisted by her
guests Miss Tobin, of Ottawa, Mrs.
Harold Robertson and Miss Phyllis Eberts. Tire house was very prettily decorated with chrysanthemums. Mrs.
Robertson took this opportunity of saying good-bye to her friends before leaving on a trip to the East where she
is going to spend a few months with her
sister, Miss Jessie Eberts, who for some
years lived with Mrs. Robertson. Amongst those present were: Mrs. Charles,
Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. D. M. Rogers, Mrs.
and the Misses Loewen, Mrs. H. Barnard, Mrs. Frank Barnard, Mrs. and Miss
Irving, Mrs. Redfern, Mrs. and Miss
Violet Powell, Mrs. and the Misses
Pooley, Mrs. Good, Mrs. Raymur, Mrs.
S. Robertson, Mrs. Dumbleton, Miss Le-
Neveu, Mrs. Cardew, Miss Devereux,
Miss Josephine Devereux, Mrs. R.
Beaven, Mrs. and Miss Nicholles, Miss
Dorothy Beanlands, Mrs. and Miss Tilton, Mrs. and Miss K. Gaudin, Mrs. and
Miss Hanington, Mrs. and Miss Butchart, Mrs. Dr. Cleland, Mrs. Holmes
(Toronto), Mrs. Colonel Holmes, Mrs.
Luxton, Mrs. Charles Innes, Mrs.
Stretfield (Vernon), Miss Williams,
Miss Pitts, Miss Marion Pitts, Mrs.
Lampman, Mrs. McCallum, and Miss
Crease.
The marriage of Miss Mary Aloysia
Thompson, eldest daughter of the late
Sir John Thompson and Lady Thompson, to Mr. Edmund Carlyon Wragge,
of Nelson, took place on Thursday of
last week. Mr. John Thompson, of Ottawa, gave his sister away. The ceremony was very quiet, only relatives attending. A reception was held at the
home of Lady Thompson. The bride's
gown was made of duchesse satin, with
a plain gored skirt embroidered very
heavily. The bodice was shirred and
trimmed with rose point lace. The
groom's gift to tire bride was a topaz
brooch with pearl and diamond setting.
A pearl and turquoise necklace which
t ,sh.e also wore was the gift of Lord and
Lady Aberdeen, and she carried a bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley.
The veil of tulle, was wreathed with
orange blossoms and white heather. The
bride was attended by her sisters, the
Misses Helena and Frances Thompson,
wearing frocks of the palest pink crepe-
de-chine with silver girdles with pink
velvet sailor hats carrying bouquets of
pink roses. Mr. Ernest Cattanach acted as best man. Mr. and Mrs. Wragge
left on a short honeymoon trip east and
expect to get to their home in Nelson
about the 1st of November.
Mrs. John Pigott of Stanley Avenue
has moved to Rockabella for the winter months.
Mr. R. Bain of Bamfield Creek returned on Wednesday after a visit to Portland and the Sound cities.
Mr. and Mrs. James Ogden Graham
have moved from the Gorge road to
Rockland avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Marpole spent Saturday and Sunday in Victoria last week.
Captain and Mrs. Muspratt Williams
are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elliston, of
the  Saanich Road.
Mrs. and Miss Prevost of Duncans
are visiting friends in Victoria.
Mrs. James a. Douglas and Miss
Dolly Williams spent a few days in
Seattle this week.
Mr. H. B. Wright of Fernie is in
Victoria for a few days.
Miss Katie King returned on Wednesday from a visit to friends in Salt
Spring Island.
Miss L. Hiscocks returned on Tuesday after a two months' visit to Vancouver.
Mrs. Grant (San Francisco) is visiting Mrs. Lawson, Simcoe street.
Mrs. Hibben gave a very enjoyable
I tea on Wednesday.
Miss M. Green of St. Joseph's hospital returned from Vancouver last
week, where she spent her holiday.
Mrs. McTavish entertained at tea on
Tuesday in honor of her guest, Mrs.
Wilson.
The chief topic of conversation in all
circles this week has been the weather!
Still our Vancouver visitors are triumphant over the fact that they have had
a little more than Victoria, even if it is
only rain.
Invitations have been issued by Mr.
and Mrs. A. S. Innes for the wedding
of Miss C. Christie to Mr. K. Cox,
which is to take place at Christ Chruch
Cathedral on Monday next at 2.30, and
afterwards at "Maplecroft," Dallas
Road, for the reception.
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Douglas of
"Lillooet," Fairfield Road, have issued
invitations for the wedding of Miss
Honor Williams to Mr. Claude Wilders
at Christ Church Cathedral on Wednesday, October 18th. A reception will
be held after the ceremony at "Lillooet."
Misses Ida Tuck and I. Cann left on
Tuesday to visit the Portland Fair.
Mrs. and Mrs. Dennison of Vernon
are visiting Victoria for a few days.
SIR  THOS.  LIPTON'S  MISHAP.
Our London correspondent, writing
under date September 21, recounts an
unhappy accident that befell Sir Thos.
Lipton during a great parade of volunteers before King Edward. Thirty-
eight thousand volunteers took part in
the parade and Sir Thomas, who is
honorary colonel of one of the volunteer regiments, rode in state in the procession. Just as he. came in front of
the Royal stand, Sir Thomas fell off
his horse! Although Sir Thomas is a
personal friend of His Majesty, the latter must have been sorely tempted to
smile at the accident.
Owing to a subsidence of land, the
Leeds and Liverpool canal burst its
banks recently about four miles from
Ormskirk, on the edge of the Lancashire coalfields. A canal boatman was
the first to discover the mishap. He
noticed the water rushing with great
force out of a broken culvert on to a
neighboring field, and at once ran to inform one of the canal company's foremen, who, seeing that the break was a
serious one, telegraphed to the company's chief engineer at Liverpool. In
thc meantime the culvert had collapsed
entirely, and the embankments on each
side of the canal giving way the flood
poured out on to the surrounding country. Not thirty yards away from the
scene of the burst are thrne cottages
occupied by farm laborers. The water
dashed against them, forcing the doors
open, and the occupants, taking their
children in their arms, had to wade
waist deep in water and seek refuge in
the bedrooms. From lire windows they
watched the flood pouring over the
fields with a velocity which carried
away fences, uprooted small trees, and
devastated.everything in its path. On
the lower floors the tables and chairs
were whirled out through the doors and
carried away on the eddying torrent.
On tire opposite side of the canal is another row of cottages occupied by pitmen. The roar of the oncoming water
alarmed most of the inhabitants, who
barricaded their dwellings. Some were
taken unawares, however, and the water
struck the row of buildings at the rear,
dashing over the roofs in clouds of
spray. Doors were swept away like
matchwood and the ground floors flooded to a depth of three or four feet.
Fortunately no lives  were lost.
Messrs. L. Eaton & Co. announce an
important sale on Wednesday next,
when the whole of Mr. Rowland Stuart's
thoroughbred stock and poultry will he
put up at auction at Hatley Park, Esquimalt. The stock to be offered includes
Suffolk red polled cattle, Southdown
sheep, Berkshire pigs, Toulouse gecsc,
bronze turkeys and Alysbury ducks. Mr.
Eaton has had much practical experience with live stock and knows what he
is handling.
Music and the Stage
The Savoy theatre has been well patronized during the week, a big variety
programme being provided. Khardine
and Hardy, "electrical dancers," and
Blaine, a "strong man," provide the
chief features of the show.
An Saturday evening last Mr. Frank
Haskoll, the noted English vocalist, gave
a recital at the Institute Hall, assisted
by Mrs. R. H. Pooley and Mrs. Garrett
Smith. The entertainment was very
much enjoyed by a fair-sized audience.
Mr. Howard Russell played the pianoforte accompaniments with his usual
good taate. Mr. Haskoll's songs were
excellently rendered and covered a wide
range of vocal music. Mrs. Pooley and
Mrs. Smith contributed considerably to
the success of the programme.
An excellent entertainment is provided at the Grand theatre this week. Perhaps the most attractive act—particularly for the youngsters, is the very
clever acrobatic dancing by the Gladstone children. Bessie Tannehill does
some nice singing, and the "Great San-
tell," who certainly is great in muscular
development, puts up a good exhibition.
Miss Maud Hughes sings her illustrated
song attractively. Deets and Dow provide the only dull act on the bill.
A new prodigy has turned up in
Spain. His name is Pepito Arriola,
and he is only eight years of age. He
was born in Ferrol. It is related that
his mother discovered his remarkable
musical talent accidentally, and at once
took him to Madrid, and, enlisting the
interest of the King, obtained royal
provision for his education. The great
conductor, Nikisch, came across the boy,
and took him to Berlin, where he was
placed under the instruction of Professor Martin Krause. He is described
as a strikingly handsome boy, with black
eyes, long hair and thoughtful facial
expression. So far his talent is evidenced manly in composition.
Charles B. Hanford's tour opened on
September 26, at Newport News, Va.
His repertory includes those standard
plays with which he has been for years
inseparably identified, with ore such
production, such as it is his custom to
make each season. Mr. Hanford will be
seen as a tragedian in "Othello," as a
character interpreter in "The Merchant
of Venice," and as a comedian in "The
Taming of the Shrew." In accordance
with his custom of making at least one
new production each season, Mr. Hanford also will present the romantic
classic "Ingomar." It is doubtful
whether any series of plays could have
been selected which arc better qualified to reveal at their best the various
phases of Mr. Hanford's exceptional
abilities. He has made the classic drama
his special study and his annual visit
to British Columbia always is regarded
By cultured residents of the Coast cities
as one of the most interesting features
of the theatrical season.
Prof. E. G. Wickcns will give one of
his popular concerts at the A. 0. U.
W. hall on October 10th. This is the
fourteenth annual concert that Prof.
Wickcns has given in Victoria in aid of
charity, and it will no doubt be as popular as the preceding ones have been. The
hall will be beautifully decorated and thc
programme will conclude with a pretty
scene, with fairies, elfs, owls, etc.
Horace Plimley will play a grand fantasia from "II Trovatore," and Miss
Beryl Moss plays two delightful little
pieces by Andre LaTarche. Victor
Levy will play a popular solo by Farmer,
"Gentle Zitelle," and Miss Nancy Harrison, and Miss Theresa Mesher will
play a grand pianoforte duet from Beethoven's first concerto, with a string
accompaniment.
i'he aggregate age of three maiden
sisters of Reigate, England, is 285 years.
The eldest is Miss Mary Alexander,
who celebrated her 102nd birthday recently, while Miss Elizabeth is ninety-
seven years of age, and the youngest,
Sarah Ann, eighty-six. Thc Misses Alexander live at Eckington Villa. London-
road, and are sisters of the late Mr.
George William Alexander, a well-
known Lombard street banker in thc
last century. They are members of an
old, respected Quaker family. The
three sisters arc quite hale aud hearty.
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THE JAPANESE QUESTION.
The Manchester Guardian, perhaps the
most influential of the English provincial newspapers, publishes the following in its editorial columns:
"We are hearing what all the world
thinks about the Japanese alliance except our own colonies. There is some-
.what of a grim blank in the masses of
telegrams where extracts from Canadian and ivcw Zealand papers should be.
We have been looking for messages
from British Columbia to say that the
Legislature would not pass again the
repeatedly adopted bill forbidding Japanese to set foot in that province."
The position taken by thc Legislature
of British Columbia is not understood
in England.   The prevailing idea there
appears  to  be   that   the   exclusion   of
Japanese is a piece of "freak" legislation, adopted without due consideration
for the interests involved.   But, as all
British Columbians know very well, that
idea is altogether erroneous.   The Conservative party of British Columbia is
thoroughly loyal to the imperial cause,
and the government of the day no doubt
would willingly make sacrifices for the
interests of the empire, but there must
be  a limit to these  sacrifices.    Where
the welfare of the white working classes
of thc country is so deeply concerned,
as it is in this matter of Japanese immigration, the first duly of thc provincial
government must be to thc people it is
elected to represent.   It might be argued
that  thc  Imperial  government of  late
has not been so zealous of thc interests
of British Columbia as  it  might  have
been.   Without any consideration for the
sentiment or more material interests of
British Columbians thc naval station at
Esquimalt has been abandoned, while thc
maimer in which a large portion of valuable territory claimed by this province I
was signed away to thc United  States;
hy thc  Alaskan  Boundary Commission
was not appreciated in this part of the
Empire.    Admitting  that  these   things
were desirable  in  the  interests of tbe
imperial  cause,   the   fact  remains  that
they arc a little too fresh in thc memory
of British Columbians for this to be a
suitable  time  to  ask  either  favors  or
further sacrifices.
Moreover, this question of Japanese
exclusion is one which thc people of the
country affected have a right to decide
for themselves. For some time past thc
Dominion government, actuated apparently by sympathy with certain
trading and corporation interests,
has taken upon itself the responsibility of over-ruling the decision of thc
people, and has arrogated thc right to
disallow the alien immigration acts pass
ed repeatedly by the Legislature of British Columbia. But British Columbians
do not propose to be dictated to indefinitely by a set of Ottawa politicians
in a matter of purely provincial interest. Provincial rights must not be disregarded, if there is to be any hope of
the Canadian confederation standing
intact.
Now, what is the British Columbian
attitude on this question of Japanese
exclusion? It can be explained in very
few words. The standard of living in
British Columbia is high and wages
paid to the working men correspond
with that standard. The Japanese laborer is willing and anxious to work for a
wage that no white man with a family
to provide for could exist upon. British Columbia, like Australia, is conveniently situated for Japanese immigration. Steamers ply constantly between Victoria, Vancouver and Japanese
ports, and when permitted to land here
the Japanese flock to the country in
constantly Increasing numbers. If British Columbia is thrown open to Japanese the country would, in the space
of a few years, be over-run by members
of an alien race, virile, clever and ambitious ,\vhose competition, by reason of
their simple and inexpensive mode of
living, would simply drive the white
population out of business. The "yellow
peril' is no subject for academical discussion in British Columbia, or indeed
in any part of the northern Pacific; it
is a real and ever-present danger which
is perfectly well understood. It is not a
question of temporary political expediency ; it is a question that once answered
wrongly is answered for all time.
So far as the Anglo-Japanese treaty is
concerned, British Columbians have
nothing to say. Like other "Britons
Beyond the Seas" we are not asked for
an opinion on matters of imperial policy
—perhaps it would be well for the Empire if we were! And so we withhold
either an expression of satisfaction or
the reverse. We do not believe that
Great Britain requires the aid of any
race—brown, black or yellow—to retain
and extend its power and influence, and
perhaps we are not so confident as the
"Britons at Home" of the ultimate outcome of the Anglo-Japanese alliance.
But we rest confident in the strength
of our own race. Let Great Britain
harken to the cause of Imperial Federation and brush away the cobwebs that
Mr. Chamberlain is attacking, and there
soon will be no need for foreign alii
ances. When the Empire is in danger
the "Briton Beyond the Seas" gladly
will answer to the call to arms, but let
us say to Downing Street: "Do not ask
us to sacrifice the future of our splendid
young countries in order to curry favor
with aliens who differ from us in color,
creed, morality, and mode of living
Let us remain White!"
PAID THE PENALTY.
Execution of Charles King at Edmonton is the Closing Chapter of a
Remarkable Crime.
On September 30, at the little town of
Edmonton, Alberta, Charles King was
hanged for the murder of a young Eng-
lisman named Edward Hayward. King
protested his innocence at the last and
went to his disgraceful death calmly and
without assistance. There is, however,
no doubt of his guilt. The crime is one
of the most  remarkable  on  record in! article:
found in the fire. A tin kettle was also
discovered in the slough which King
claimed, saying he had used it to water
his horses. Some little distance from
the fire was found some straw covered
with blood and what the Indians claimed to be brains. On the strength of this
evidence King was taken down to Edmonton, the nearest town, to stand his
trial. In addition to King and the
Mounted Police some sixty Indians
made this long journey of over 300 miles
to give their evidence at the trial.
On King's person were found many
which   had   once   belonged   to
Canada, and the story is of pyscological
interest.
Two years ago, Charles King arrived
at Edmonton. He was accompanied by
an English mining prospector named
Edward Hayward ,and they announced
that they were going into the unexplored north to seek for the mineral
wealth hidden there of which so many
fabulous tales have been brought down
to civilization during the last few years.
In Edmonton they bought an outfit and
left for tbe north, camping on the shores
of the Lesser Slave Lake, and Hayward
was never seen alive again.
Now comes the pyscological side of
the story. In the village of North
Mundham, England, lived Edward Hay-
ward's brother Henry and his sister.
On the morning of September 19 (1903),
Henry came down to breakfast in a very
disturbed state of mind. In reply to
bis sister's affectionate inquiry as to
what was the matter, Henry told her
that during the night he had had a hor-
Hayward, but in explanation he said he
had bought them from a man named
Linden, whom he had overtaken on thc
trail. This was the foundation on which
the police had to work. They sent for
Henry Hayward, who identified a number of the articles found in the fire, proving beyond doubt that it was his brother
who had beeu murdered. So thoroughly
did the Mounted Police work out thc
case that the defence was based entirely
on technicalities. The trial began iu
March and lasted many days owing lo
the great number of witnesses examined, many of whom had been brought
hundreds of miles to give their evidence.
1 he accused at first refused to give his
name, but afterward said he came from
Salt Lake City and that his name was
Charles King. Finally be was sentenced to hang on May 10, but owing to a
technicality the minister of justice ordered a new trial.
The second trial was another tedious
I affair, the hundred or more witnesses
! being all examined again, but on June
rible and very realistic dream.   In this,       - ,
, ,        •, ,    ,   , , •   ,    ,,      28 King was again found guilty and sen
dream he said he had seen bis brother 1 ,s   ,    , h ,%,,■»,    ,
tenced to be hanged at the Royal North
The editor of the Greenwood Times
is a sorrowful and serious man. He has
no sense of humor. He calls us a "haw,
haw Englishman, to whom the language
of the East end of London is naturally
adapted"—an odd description—and says
we should have been "muzzled" before
we were allowed to have a little fun at
thc expense of the great and only Sir
Frederick Borden. He could not perceive, of course, that it was fun. He
took it all seriously. But, really, we
arc not of thc type that throws itself at
thc feet of thc highly respectable Borden,
of ihe not-at-all-to-bc-respcctcd Sifton,
nr of any other temporary successful
politician, in order to lick his gracious
boots. Any public man who cannot
stand a little chaff is an ass, and if thc
Minister of Militia saw lire imaginary
interview" with himself which appeared
in Thc Week, he probably was amused.
I If Ire was not, be is welcome to the
words of comfort spoken by tire solemn
and much distended windbag of Greenwood.
THE SAD TRUTH.
Pay  day  contributed  its  usual  quota
of drunks this week.—Fernie Free Press.
REPUBLICANS AND TRUSTS.
It has now been proved beyond any
question of doubt that the Republican
parly is a subsidized adjunct to tbe rapacious trusts, and the recent disclosures have opened the eyes of the common people in a way that has no counterpart ii) the history of tire United States.
—Outburst, Spokane.
Edward shot and killed by a man whose j
features had been clearly shown in thc
vision. The man had fired when Edward's back was turned towards him.
In this dream or vision Henry saw the
spot where the camp was located and
remembered what he had seen well
enough to describe very faithfully the
camp of his brother and King, although
he had never been to Canada. His sister endeavored to cheer her brother but
the dream made a great impression upon
both, and Henry Hayward repealed the
story of it to many of his friends. Some
time later the Haywards received information from the Mounted Police of
the Northwest to the effect that it was
believed that Edward had been killed.
Later Henry was sent for to attend the
trial of King in order to identify certain
articles found in the possession of King
and believed by the police to have been
the property of Edward Hayward.
King's arrest and conviction, however,
were due almost entirely to the Indians
in the neighborhood of the Lesser Slave
Lake. An Indian named Sikachese noticed tracks that looked strange to him
and he decided to look into the matter. ]
He followed them to tbe lake and then
informed Sergt. Anderson, of the Royal
Northwest Mounted Police ,and brought
the matter to his notice. Kisanis, another Indian, also noticed the tracks and
followed them to the men's camp. Here
he saw two men in camp. The Indians
watched them, and on September 18,
1903, the third night of their stay, they
heard a shot in thc direction of thc camp.
Eager to know the meaning of it Kisanis
went to the camp in thc morning but
only see the tracks of one man leaving
thc camp while the other was nowhere
to be seen. This was at once communicated to the rest of thc tribe and King
was captured by Sergt. Anderson. King's
explanation was that Hayward had taken
lire Sturgeon Lake trail while he had
come on to the lake. The Indians at
once began to look for the tracks of
thc other man but could find none. Then
they turned their attention to thc camp
fire while Anderson took charge of thc
prisoner.
Here they found charred remains of
clothing and a track, which was identified as King's leading to a slough, which
they searched, feeling with their bare
feet for what intuition told them must be
there, while others raked among the still
smoldering ashes. They were successful in both cases. Tn the fire were found
pieces of bone and flesh, a gold filled
tooth a piece of needle and some shot.
Tn the slough, which thc Indians drained
by order of the Mounted Police, were
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west Mounted Police barracks, Edmonton.
Henry Hayward's dream occurred jus!
about the time when the crime was
committed, and King's face was the face
of the man seen to shoot Edward in the
dream.
WEILER   BROS.
VICTORIA, B. C.
GOLD IN THE FLATHEAD.
Old Time Story of Rich Placer Claim
Revived by Strange Discovery of
a Prospector.
The Fernie Free Press has the following story of the Flathead Valley,
told to the staff of that paper by an old
prospector named John Cochrane, who
had been brought in to the Summit
House, on the Crow's Nest Pass, "more
dead than alive" on the previous day.
The story was told after the old man
had recovered considerably from the effects of the privations he had undergone.
"Mr. Cochrane is a typical prospector
of 65 years of age," says the Free Press,
"and he told a thrilling tale, bordering
on the incredible, of an unknown gold
mine he had discovered in the heart of
the Flathead, and of terrible privations
he had undergone. 'I left Spokane four
weeks ago,' said Mr. Cochrane in pari,
'for the Flathead to prospect certain
coal and oil claims held by a Spokane
syndicate. With mc was an expert who
went in to examine the seams. We
took possession of a vacant: shack near
our claims, 21 miles south of Crow's
Nest and one mile down thc Flathead
river from the junction of thc Crow's
Nest trail with the river. After two or
three days my partner took sick, caused,
we both believed, from drinking spring
of the departed miners, no pans, no habitation and no tools of any nature. I
came away after spending an hour or
two there, intending to go back at a
later day. A few days later my food
supply ran out and I took ill, partly
from privation and partly from drinking the oily water. I was in a very bad
condition when found by a couple of
prospectors who came to my cabin last
Tuesday. They gave mc some medicine
and food ,but returning from their clifflir
on Thursday and finding me no better, 1
they brought me out on horseback.
"There is a legend still current among
old-time prospectors," adds the Free
Press, which may throw some light upon
the strange story told by this old miner. <
The story goes that years ago three
miners with picks, shovels and pans
made their way into the Flathead country. Some weeks later one made his appearance back into civilization and told
of a harrowing conflict with Indians.
They had discovered a rich gold claim
and were busy developing it when they
were attacked by Indians. His two
comrades were slain and he escaped.
Undaunted by his experience he secured
the assistance of three others and went
back to follow up his discoveries. That
was thc last ever heard of them.
"John Cochrane has gone to Spokane.
His two rescuers were rewarded for
their kindness by a full description of
his find and they left Crow's Nest the
next morning to sift it to the bottom.
age. He left me lo go back to Spokane
promising to send me more grub and
assistance. T did not hear from him
again. A few days after he lefl nre I
discovered near onr cabin an old blaze
mark on a tree. A mile further on T
noticed another, and upon examination
The  Colonist published  a very  nice
edition on Sunday last, with pictures of 1
  all the men, girls and boys employed by
water that was covered with oil seep-1 that establishment and a history of the
early struggles of the Colonist written
by Mr. D. W. Higgins, a former proprietor. The only uncomplimentary
criticism of the edition we have heard
to date was made by an elderly gentleman of thc Union Club. He was looking
iat the edition and remarked to a
I found others, evidently marking an old I friend: "I am glad the Colonist has'
trail. With a good deal of difficulty 1 | printed these pictures." He spoke with!
followed the blaze, though all signs of a j an air of quiet satisfaction. "Why?" |
trail had long since disappeared. T kept asked the friend, in some surprise,
on. believing that the trail had not been "Well," replied the old gentleman, "the1
made without a purpose. After four Colonist has given me literary indiges-
miles laborious work I came upon a tion for twenty years past, and T am glad
deserted placer gold mine on a small to see pictures of those responsible!"
creek.   T examined it with interest.   The ]
diggings had evidently been descried
for many years, probably 15 or 16 years
I should say by the general appearance.
A great deal of work had been done by
found two pairs of boots and thc sole; the unknown miners. T should say at
of another. In one of the boots was a' least enough to keep six men busy for
bundle containing a number of articles, j two seasons. A trench 50 feel lour.
afterwards recognized by many witnesses j to feet deep and 3 feet wide at thc hot-
as having belonged to tbe missing man. i torn and 5 feci at the top had been dun-.
This story is true.
and, amongst other   things, a    broken
needle   which   exactly   fitted   the  piece
and tire earth had evidently heen washed for thc yellow metal.   T saw no sirjiK
Wc are in receipt of a very handsome
little publication from Messrs. Fisher &
Sage, dealing with tire "Winter Apple"
section of the Okanagan valley. Thisl
booklet reflects credit upon tire Arm-I
stroiisr people and no doubt Messrs Fish-I
er & Sage and other real estate firms
will reap direct benefit from the neccsJ
sary expenditure on printer's ink. Tlv|
book is handsomely illustrated. THE WREK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1905.
s F ailing
Into Decay
Describes Condition of Victoria's
E>     Sealing Industry and Sealing
Schooners-Odd Legal
Proceedings.
Victoria's sealing industry is falling
into decay, and along with it, many of
the schooners by which that industry has
been carried on for half a century or so.
Americans say that the Canadian sealers
have only themselves to blame for the
present stringency of the regulations,
and that, could the Canadian sealers
look at the matter in an unprejudiced
way, they would sec that what the United States government is doing for the
protection and the propagation of seal
I life, is greatly to the ultimate advantage
of the Victoria sealers. And if Canadians could view the matter aright, contend the Americans, it is not the ruling
powers of the United States that they
would blame for severe restriction, and
as the enemies of the Canadian sealers,
but such gentlemen as Captain Alexander
Maclean and his merry men, whose exploits in the boreal climes of the Pacific are quite likely to result in further
tightening of the bonds that fend the
seals from the Victoria hunters. Why
has this man escaped justice? Why
should the well-found schooner Carmencita or Acapulco, fallen into the hands
of the law, be "knocked down" at what
is called (it must be humorously),
"public auction,'' for the perfectly ridiculous sum of $1,000? As she lies today at her moorings in the upper harbor bone-yard, she represents excellent
value in anybody's money for not less
than $5,000. Had an outsider attended
that sale, and bid for her, would he have
had any chance of getting her? Not
much, 'ihe "influence" would probably
have sent the bidding up into figures
that would have frightened him into
silence.   The trail of the serpent as over
it all.
* *   *
And Captain Alexander Maclean, what
of him? According to report he has
yihfied international law, and is a fugitive from the just resentment of the
I1; United States government. He has, according to report, violated shipping law,
sealing law, and common law; and worse
than that he has produced further undesirable friction between Canada aud
the United States. Yet, this man is
permitted to superintend the sale of the
Carmencita, "bosses the job," as they
say whose vocabulary is scanty; and,
before the sale, takes out of the vessel
everything that can be removed without
damaging hull or riggings. It is a queer
case, an extraordinary case, and coming
so soon after other queer cases of local
jurisprudence, it makes one wonder, what
next ?
* *   *
Yes, indeed, the Victoria sealing industry has got into queer phases. Last
year the writer stood on the outer wharf
and watched thc gallant schooner Triumph pass out on her last voyage. She
looked "just the thing," as she ran with
tautened sheets into the teeth of the
barr that blew in mistily from thc
Olympian gorges. But waterfront men
will tell you that she did not carry her
age well; because there was half a century of buffeting in unpacific seas, and a
good deal of mishandling of masters not
cunning in thc twist of the rudder that
means easy riding instead of the plunging jar that strains. Aye, and they said
that if you dirked her almost anywhere
above or below waterline your jack-
knife would go in to the haft in the
frush timbers.
* *   *
It is possible to procure authority to
hold a strict and independent examination of every sealing schooner or other
vessel that sets sail from this port. This
should be done, for it is whispered
around the harbor front that more than
one of the vessels still in use for sealing are not fit to face thc ocean, and that
to send them to sea is to invite a recurrence of the Triumph tragedy and tempt
Providence. The public of Victoria, of
British Columbia, are much too prone
to allow themselves to be shoved into
the background by "authority" in blue
coat and brass buttons or silk gown and
horse hair wigs. Let the light of twentieth century day be poured upon all
doings that involve thc risk of human
life or limb; "property" can always look
after itself.
*   *   *
The Loss of thc Triumph.
Never a better two-stick craft
From Bluenose yards was floated,
Than the Triumph, sealer, taut and trig,
For smart work often noted.
Afloat for half a hundred years,
All kinds of storms did rock her;
She'd earned her cost a thousandfold,
Ere claimed for Davy's locker.
She'd fought the water-hell around the
Horn,
Where every timber spake;
And the strain fell heavy hour on hour
From truck to garboard strake.
She'd bored her way in the whistling
spume
By wild Komandorsky's shores;
And staggered up under treble reefs
Round the moaning Pescadores.
She'd ridden out many a fierce typhoon,
Her bowsprit to China's flank—
Her deck watch oft heard the breakers
boom
In Alaska's sea fogs dank.
She'd earned her rest in the bone yard
here,
O'er the inner harbor's mud;
But owners' greed, and Fashion's need
Demanded the toll of blood.
White and brave her skipper and crew;
Too good to be sent to drown—
For they and the o'er-worn Triumph lie
A thousand fathoms down.
—T. L. Grahame.
" THE FULFILMENT."
Remarkable Book by the Authoress Who
Committed Suicide to be Published.
Last week we told the story of tire
suicide of the young English authoress,
Miss Allanby, who sacrificed her life in
order to procure a wide audience for
her book, "The Fulfilment." From the
following letter, taken from the columns
of the Daily Mail, it may be seen that
the book is to be published, and there is
no doubt that it will have a very large
sale. The letter is as follows:
To the Editor of the Daily Mail.—
Sir,—As the reader responsible to the
publishing firm to which the late Miss
Allonby's book, "The Fulfilment," was
recently submitted, your courtesy may
allow me a few words of explanation.
Both the firm in question (who have
already published her "Marigold" and
"The Jewel Sowers" annonymously at
her own request, and myself were, and
are, enthusiastic admirers of her work.
But she had certain religious fantasies
which always made considerable revision needful. I accordingly, after praising highly "The Fulfilment" reported
that some passages which the gifted
and unfortunate authoress has herself
admitted, consist of "either truth, or
page upon page of blasphemy," had best
be modified or omitted, alike in her own
interests and because I am convinced
no publisher would dare give them to
the world as they stand.
That Miss Allonby herself had the
most absolute faith in her mission and
revelation nobody could doubt who had
enjoyed the privilege of conversing with
her. In the light of what has happened,
nothing can be more solemnly serious
than the dedication of "The Fulfilment":
"Dedicated to God, with all the reverence and fear of which the human
heart is capable."
Miss Allonby had the terrible courage
to consecrate her reverence by her own
death.
The publishers, I understand, will
shortly bring out the work, very carefully edited, with the relatives' consent.
Readers will then be able to judge what
English literature has lost by the authoress 'untimely end.
Henrv Blanchamp.
SOUTHEAST KOOTENAY.
Tire Fernie Ledger Charges the Municipal Authorities of that Town with
Beiug Unduly Influenced hy Coal
Company.
Thc Fernie Ledger brings a serious
charge against the Mayor and Council
of Fernie, alleging that lire Crow's
Nest Pass Coal Company has secured a
hold over the municipal body to the
detriment of the public interests.   While
without special information on the subject, The Week reproduces part of the
article in the Ledger, as the accusation
made certainly demands a proper explanation :
"These councillors and this Mayor,"
says the Ledger, "were a few months
ago elected to the position which they
hold after having publicly declared that
they favored municipal ownership of our
water system. After their election they
submitted to the property owners a bylaw asking for the authority to issue
bonds for the purpose of installing a
water system. This by-law was endorsed
by a very large majority but these same
councillors and the Mayor have been
doing all in their power, since having
had a secret conference with the manager of the company most interested in
defeating the proposition, to thwart the
will of the people of Fernie. They have
refused to do anything further in the
matter, and are now, or have very
recently, been endeavoring to foist upon
the city a by-law to enable them to put
in a sewer system and arrange with the
Crow's Nest Electric Light & Power
Co., to supply the water for the city at
prices that are double what they should
be.
"They have been guilty of attempting to collect money upon notes for
which no value had ever been received.
They have squandered thousands of dollars of the people's money in useless
litigation, the result of which could in
no event be of the slightest value to
the city of Fernie. One of these councillors has left thc city, taking his family with him to Fort William, Ont.,
with the avowed intention of making
that place his permanent home, but has
forgotten to hand in his resignation, so
that his place is left vacant at the council board.
"Under such conditions is it to be
wondered at if people should conclude
that their council is not only legally
disqualified for their position but morally unfit to be intrusted with the affairs of the municipality? Would it be
surprising if people should conclude that
these gentlemen had in some way placed themselves in such a position that
they dare not lay down thc authority
which so unfortunately has been placed
in their hands, for fear that vengeance
might ue visited upon them by the man
whom they allege that if the city should
proceed with the construction of their
own water system would oppose them
with all the power of the company Ire
represents and that he could control at
least 50 per cent, of the water consumption of lire city."
SPORTING NOTES
As anticipated by The Week, New
Westminster has won the lacrosse championship once again, defeating Vancouver at Queen's Park on Saturday last
by 4 goals to I.
The little town of Ladysmith has captured the Pacific Coast Association fool-
ball champianship in the tournament
played in connection with the Lewis &
Clark exhibition at Portland, Ore. The
final match was against thc Oregonians
and resulted in a victory for Ladysmith
by a score of four goals to nil. Previous to that the Canadian eleven defeated Kelvine Park by 4 goals to nothing.
During thc whole scries only one goal
was scored against Ladysmith, while the
latter secured no less than fourteen.
Thc final events in tire horse racing
programme at Queen's Park, New Westminster, resulted in some fairly good
sport last week. The first event was a
match for the three-minute class, troi
or pace, one mile heats, best three iu
five. This had been postponed from
Thursday. Seven horses started in the
first heat, Victoria Girl, Palestine.
Staccy Ann, Napper Tandy, Molly B.,
Muggins and Sister Stella. Muggi.i-.
Stacey Ann and Napper Tandy finis) -rl
one, two, three in the first heat; imc,
three minutes flat. Palestine was im
of the second heat, and of the others
Muggins, Staccy Ann and Sister Stella
finished in thc order named: time, 3.01.
Only these three horses were left for
the final heal, thc others being dista red.
and in the final spasm the same ord^r
was preserved, Muggins coming in fust
with Stacey Ann second and Sister Stella
third.   Time 3 minutes.
The next event was the first hear of j
the 2.40 class, trot or pace, one mi:.' I
heats, best three in five, for a purse ■>• 1
$200. Four horses started, B. C. Kiiig,
Crosccut, Nel Emmett and Sandy Ne1,,
Nel Emmett finishing first with the King
second and Sandy Ned third, in 2.5c
In the second heat Nel Emmett was
first, B. C. King a good second and
Sandy Ned third, Crosscut being distanced; time, 2.58. Nel Emmett \\n.\
the third heat and the race, with San Iv
Ned second and B. C. King third; ii.'i ■,
2-57-
The race for gentlemen riders, owners up, one mile, weight 155 lbs., fcr
trophies valued at $100, had only two
entries, Daddy Rhodes, owner VV. L.
Christie, and Tarbutt, owner Geo. K;n-
nett.   Daddy won in a canter.
The one mile running race, weight for
age, for a purse of $200, was the finest
event of the day. Six horses started,
and, they all got away splendidly in a
bunch. As they came around the second time, Tom Riley pulled ahead, Zaza
was close behind and Prestano under
the wire a good third, a short distance
separating him from the other three
horses, who were well together. "Thc
time is 1.51," said Judge Fullerton,
"which is excellent for the track, and
you will all go a good many days before
you will see a better race," a sentiment
which was applauded.
Another good race was the half mile
dash for ponies, in which three horses
started, Prince, Bourne S., Lily Gray
and Woody. Bourne S. came in firsi
with Woody a good second and Lily
Gray third. i
The last race also was a half mile dash I
and was not so successful.    The hour
was  growing  late  and  great  difficulty
was experienced in getting the  horses'
started. When they were finally off,
Ruby Day was left at the post, through
insisting on running in the wrong direction, anu Young Pilgrim captured the
coin with Judge Neptune and Tilly
Brown for second and third places.
Time, 50 seconds.
SHE WAS WISE.
Little four-year-old Marjory, the minister's daughter, was confined to her
room with a cold. She was good for a
while, then she began to pine for company.
"I want to see papa," she said.
"Papa's busy, dear," said her mother,
"and so you cannot."
Presently the pleading little voice was
raised again:
"I want to see my papa ever so much,
please, mamma!"
"No, dear," was the answer; "papa
cannot be disturbed."
Silence for a few moments, and then
the four-year-old parishioner rose to a
"Mamma," she said insistently. "I am
a sick woman, and I want to see my
minister I"
And she did.
Mr. Richard Knox Walkem, a relative
of Mr. Justice Walkem, was admitted
to the bar this week by Mr. Justice
Martin in Victoria. His Lordship expressed the hope that Mr. Walkem
prove successful in his profession.
The long vacation having come to a
close the law courts of the province
re-opened for business this week.
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Feminine Fancies
A Renovation Scheme—Various
Hat Designs—Shopping Notes
By Babette.
Dear Madge.—The courage of one's
opinions is one of the rarest of gifts
and when found ,as Captain Cuttle said,
"make a note of," for the presumption
is that the people possessing this quality are worth knowing. They have
genuine beliefs and their actions are in
accordance with them. Certainly this is
the case with a lady friend of nine, for
she ranks among the women of the present day who are making successful careers for themselves by sheer ability
allied to force of will. The gist of my
friend's creed is that ugliness, jarred
nerves, rheumatism, etc., need not exist,
for she is a masseuse. One day, being
somewhat troubled with a heavy heart,
a heavy head, and a heavy pen, I asked
this fair madame to do her prettiest
for nre. Gracious, what a rubbing she
gave me! What muscles she has in her
arms! They were tough as green
sweet briar. "The Village Blacksmith"
was not in the running. And how soft
her bands were. I thought of a lot of
similes, but discarded them all as falling short of the mark. Presently all the
drop-down-disheartedncss that weighed
me had fled, leaving behind a merry
madness in the veins. I was rejoicing
in life once more, and mentally resolved
to visit my fair masseuse at least once
a week.
Shades of mauve, violet and purple
seem to possess the passing fancy for
autumn gowns. But women, other than
those of unimpeachable color and complexion, should beware the temptations
these beguiling but unbecoming tones.
Girls with what I have heard unkindly
called beibc-colored skin—and they are
very many—should eschew the simple,
and dress in tones of brown, or fawn
or dark blue, rather than commit themselves to the clear, pitiless contrast given
by tones shading from lavendar to purple. Walls, furniture, draperies, should
as far as possible, harmonise with llreir
owners' appearance, instead of fighting
with it, and indeed so lovely and artistic in the best sense are colorings and
designs of wall papers, etc., that it
would be a tasteless woman truly who
could achieve an ugly house or commonplace environment at the present time.
Even the housewife of simple means
can make home beautiful with thc pretty
and artistic wall papers, now for sale
at Forrester's, on Douglas street, at very
reasonable prices.
Last week all the millinery stores had
llreir annual autumn opening and there
has been the usual mad rush for hats.
The hats this season arc decidedly
"chic," but may "the gods" give us discretion in tire choosing of them, otherwise most of us will look "sights." The
Parisian modistes seem to delight in
showing their ingenuity in putting on
ostrich feathers in different styles on
different hats. Of half a dozen of new
hats recently arrived from Paris, I
noticed all were small, some with point
in front and at each side. Others sailor
shape turned up all around; others indented fancifully, and others very high
at one side. Ou a little hat with the
three points, a wealth of flowers encircle thc crown, and feathers came from
under lire brim and curl over. Another smart hat had a high back and,
side, thc plume followed the line of the
brim, but was laid on lower, so as to
rest on the hair and finish off on the
opposite side. On one small basket-
shaped hat two feathers stood almost
straight up in th ccentrc of the back. I
did not admire this creation, however,
although it was strictly Parisian. On a
windy day it would be likely to give one
a wild Indian appearance. Another hat
that did not take my fancy had a crown
of roses with a brilliant green bird of
Paradise on the raised side. The flowing tail came over the hat well to the
other side, and the beak of the bird
half open and put on in such a wise
that it looked as if it were taking a
peck at the hair of the lady wearing
this abominable garniture. These were
the only two really "freak" hats that I
saw. Among the evcry-day hats for
golfing, shooting, etc., I have seen some
very trim and neat confections. Rut
these coiffures I must say arc decidedly
trying to a woman no longer young, and
with either too thin or too plump a face.
The peaked cap, charming on a piquante
young w:earer, accentuates the lines on
more mature faces, and the taut abridged tarn or motor hat is equally unyielding to many a woman who looks smart
and comely in a picture hat, and skillfully-arranged veil. However, women
who make a point of joining in outdoor
pastimes must make up their minds to be
less fascinating in appearance, and study
to be more fascinating in conversation
and manner, so as to hold their own
with rivals. And they can make up for
temporary lack of charm by looking
extra well when the uncompromising
outdoor costume has been replaced by
the graceful, kindly tea-gown or smart
evening dress.
Besides clothing oneself smartly and
daintily at this season of the year, it is
also nice to lift one's house out of the
dust and sun-fading of summer and
dress one's windows and arm chair and
floors in all the season's bravery of
chintz, brocades, curtains, carpets, etc.
In this renovating connection, Weiler
Bros, are the people to visit, and let
met impress upon you, Madge, the necessity of investing in one of their new curtain stretchers. They have a new stock
in the latest styles with rests. These
can stand anywhere without support and
are a boon to housekeepers. Weilers',
Catalogue contains prints of every imaginable contrivance necessary for our fall
housecleaning and awake in one the
housewifely desire to go forth and outfit one's four walls and al! therein without another hour's delay.
In the footwear line, dainty shoes in
pale grey and champagne colored kid are
being worn, and are quite charming on
suitable occasions. The well-dressed
woman, however, who is compelled by
force of circumstances „to "ca' canny"
in the mater of expense will find plenty
of choice in the realm of black footwear
with the less obtrusive shades of tan to
fall back upon. Some of the newest
shoes have hardly any opening on the
instep and are tied with wide ribbons.
A large collection of everything that is
neat, smart and serviceable in this line,
is to be seen at James Maynard's, 85
Douglas Street.
This is the time of the year when
"colds" are in order. I never attend any
gathering now without marvelling at the
variety of sounds which the human
cough represents. The sufferers should
try Park's Cough Tinctus, for sale at
Terry & Marett's; it is an excellent
remedy.
Babette.
LIFE IN  THE FAR NORTH.
How a Frugal Man Missed the Goal of
His Ambition.
The Whitehorse Star tells, amusingly,
the following sad and romantic tale of
a waiter of Dawson City. The story
has several morals:
The steamer Selkirk which reached
here Monday morning had among her
passengers a young man who for two
years past had bee nemployed as waiter
in a Dawson .hashery where he served
"coffee and sinkers," "ham and," hash
and other delicacies to the hungering
and thirsting public.
All the time the young man was gliding thither thence between the kithcen
and dining room a fixed determination
abode in the basement story of his heart
that ever and anon caused him to burst
into song with.
"Way down in de bottom of mab
heart 1'sc got a feelin' fo' yo'."
The yo' referred to was the girl he
left behinu him when he came to carve
out for himself a fortune.
"In the far off town of Dawson where
the  Arctic   rainbow   ends,
Where   the  ever   rushing  Klondike
with the mighty Yukon blends."
At the end of every month the young
man counted his copecks. His pile
grew as tbe pile of a frugal man is liable
to graw. The thousand dollar mark
was reached and to himself did the
young man say:
"Me to the outside where I will annex the girl I left behind me."
When he left Dawson last week his
disposition was as light and airy as
"rooms to let" and all the way up thc
river a little bird seated on thc ridgepole of his heart warbled its merry lays
and when he reached Whitehorse his
face beamed like an oil painting of a
sunset on Lake Laberge.
On the way over to Skagway the
clackety-clack of the carwhecls formed
F there is any
merit in advertising, there is
surely merit in
having it done so that it
stands out distinctively,
effectively and convincingly, from the advertising of your competitors.
If it has this power, it is
of necessity profitable.
In our advertising
department, we arrange
your "copy" so as to
make it effective in your
appeal to your possible
customer.
Printing and designing
of advertising literature
of the highest grade.
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PRINTER
Corner Courtney and Gordon Streets
VICTORIA, B. C.
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Quality the Best for Years.  Prices Reasonable.
Also a Fine Collection Hose Trees.
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JtlirXSXffiE^^
This Week
is the right time to instal
ELESTRie LIGHT
because by putting the matter off indhf-,
initely you are going without one of,
the greatest of modern conveniences.
Leave your order with us at once.
B. C. Electric R'y Co,
LIMITED.
The
LYRIC
THEATRE
Broad Street, Between
Yates    and   Johnson
0. Renz,      Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,'
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville
talent that pains and money can secure.,
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8:80.
Admission: 10 and 25c.
themselves into and kept repeating to
him the imaginary words "I'm going to
marry iUary Ann, I'm going to marry
Mary Ann."
Hasherino reached Skagway in fine
form and excellent spirits. After a
good dinner he took a stroll around the
town. Chance led him into a "hit nre
and take it" store.
"Here," said 'Ham and,' "is where my
$1000 will grow lo $2000,, possibly
more". He took a seat in the "hit me"
game and right there the tickle goddess
of fortune handed him "the marble."
In 30 minutes by a Seth Thomas
clock on the wall of that "genaleman's
resort" the purveyor of "coffee and
sinkers" was flat broke.
There is little more to tell.
Next morning the young man struck
a friend for the price to Whitehorse and
here he found another friend who advanced him tire price to Dawson, for
which place Ire left on the Columbian
this morning, his dreams of a happy
married life rudely shattered.
He said "Hit me and take it" and
they did.
CANADIAN NOTES.
Hon. R. Prefontaine, Canadian Minister of Marine, is conferring with the
Marconi people with a view to establishing the Marconi system on the Pacific coast, as it is being established on
the Atlantic coast..
The militia department has purchased
2,500 acres at Peteaway for $36,000 for
a permanent training camp. Sir Frederick Borden intends putting an Imperial officer in charge of the Canadian
artillery at Kingston for a couple of
years. It is likely an Imperial officer at
Esquimalt will be selected.
The Hon. R. Prefontaine, in replying
to Captain Bemier, the distinguished
Arctic explorer who suggested an attempt to reach the North Pole from the
Pacific, somewhat rudely remarked that
the Canadian government is not looking
for the North Pole.
Mrs. McGuire returned on Tuesday
from New Westminster after a short
visit to her sister, Mrs. Creighton, and
is now visiting Mrs, Innes, "Maycroft,"
Dallas Road.
First prize for district exhibits at the
Dominion Fair has been awarded to
Langley. Richmond being second, and
Armstrong and Burnaby brackelted for
third place. The fifth prize was awarded to Saanich, and Chilliwack was sixth.
The prizes vary from $200 to $.)oo.
Week   of   October 9,  1905.
Grand
JOHNSON STREET.
M*na|«mcnt of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Daily—7.30 to 11.80.     Matinees ioc. all over.
RESERVED SBHTS 20c.
Miss Maud Hughes
Illustrated Song. "Back to Mother and the
Old Home."
The Famous Frederick Family
European Gymnasts.
Violet Webley Cooke
Tight and Slack Wire Artiste.
The Four Ellsworths
Society Sketch, "The Silk Stocking."
Tot Young
Monologuist and Comedian.
New Moving Pictures
Thc Serenade.
Savoy
Theatre
sasasBSHHSESHsrassasasHSH
Week October 9
H£25E5H5H5-5SH5H5HSE5H5aS
DEL ADELPHIA,
Cowboy Magician.
BRUCE AND COOPER,
Dutch Comedians.
PETE WOODS,
Colored Singing Comedian.
WYNER AND FRANKS,
Sketch Artists.
ELECTRIC CLARK SISTERS.
LAMONDE SISTERS.
KITTIE DE VINTO.
H5H5H5ESE5H5E535H5a5H5H5
Admission
15c and 25c THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1905.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.
COAST DISTRICT.
Notice is hereby given that the reservation, notice of which was published in the B. G. Gazette, and dated 9th
August, 1901, covering a belt of land
extending back a distance of ten miles
on each side of the Skeena river between Kilsilas Canyon and Hazelton, is
cancelled.
Notice is also given that that portion
of the reservation, notice of which was
published in the B. C. Gazette and dated 27th December, 1899, covering a belt
of land extending between the mouth of
Kitimat River and Kitsilas Canyon, is
rescinded in so far as it covers land lying between Kitsilas Canyon and a point
in the Kitimat Valley, distant ten miles
in a northerly direction from the mouth
of Kitimat River, and that Crown lands
thereon will be open to sale, pre-emption and other disposition under the provisions of the Land Act, on and after
the eighth (8th) day of December next:
Provided that the right of way of any
railroad shall not be included in any
lands so acquired.
W. S. GORE,
Deputy    Commissioner   of Lands and
Works,
Lands  and   Works  Department,
Victoria, B. C, 31st August, 1905.
Haymaking on Salt Spring Island.
; LICENCE TO AN EXTRA PROVINCIAL COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Canada:
I Province of British Columbia.
1 No. 298.
This is to certify that the "British
[ America Assurance Company" is authorised and licensed to carry on business
within the Province of British Colum-
lbii',ttnd to carry out or effect all or any
lof the objects of the Company to which
Ithe legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of thc Company is
I situate at "the City of Toronto, in the
JProvince of Ontario.
The amount of the capital of the Com-
fpany is one million dollars, divided into
J forty thousand shares of twenty-live
f dollars each.
The head office of the Company in this
[Province is situate at Vancouver, and
|H. T. Ceperly, insurance agent, whose
[address is Vancouver, is the attorney
[for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of of-
| fice at Victoria, Province of British Co-
[liimbia, this eighteenth day of Septem-
I ber, one thousand nine hundred and five.
(L.S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
I has been established and licensed arc:
To make and effect contracts of as-
| surance  with  any  person   or  persons,
I bodies politic or corporate, against loss
or damage by fire in any house, store,
shipping or other building or erection
whatsoever; also to make contracts of
assurance with any person or persons,
bodies politic or corporate, against losses
1 or damage of or to vessels, boats, or
! other craft, navigating within the Province of Ontario or elsewhere, upon the
waters of the St. Lawrence or the Lakes
, Superior, Huron, Erie or Ontario, or j
J upon any other waters or rivers within
I the Dominion of Canada and the United
I States of America; and against any loss
lor damage of or to the cargoes or prop-
jerty conveyed in or upon such vessels,
[boats or other craft, and the freight due,
Lqr to grow due in respect thereof, or to
[timber or other property of any description conveyed in any manner upon the
Isaid waters; and also of or to sea-going
[ships, vessels, steamboats or other craft
Inavigating the ocean, the high seas, or
|any other waters whatsoever, from any
port or ports in the Dominion of Canada
nr in the United States of America to
buy foreign port   upon   the   ocean or
Ether waters aforesaid, or   from   one
foreign port to another foreign port, or
ports within thc ' Dominion or elsewhere, upon any of the seas and waters
aforesaid; and against loss or damage
of or to the cargoes or property conveyed in or upon such ships, vessels,
boats or other craft, and the freight due,
or to grow due in respect thereof; or
of or to timber or other property of any
description conveyed in any manner upon all or any of the seas and waters
aforesaid; and generally to do all matters relating to or connected with marine assurance on all or any of the seas
and waters aforesaid, and to make and
grant policies therein and thereupon.
07
NOTICE.
Tenders for Timber Limits.
Sealed Tenders will be received by
the undersigned up to noon of Wednesday, 25th October, 1905, from any
person who may desire to obtain a
lease under the provisions of section
42 of the "Land Act." for the purpose of cutting timber therefrom, of
a timber limit situated on Vancouver
Island, known as Lots 666, 667 and
66S, Clayoquot District, containing in
the aggregate 1,702 acres.
The competitor offering the highest
cash bonus will be entitled to a lease
of the limits for a term of twenty-
one years.
Each tender must be accompanied
by a certified cheque, made payable
to the undersigned, to cover the amount of the first year's rental
($425.50), and the amount of bonus
tended, and also a certified cheque
for $1,493.25, being the cost of cruising and surveying the limits. The
cheques will be at once returned to
unsuccessful competitors.
W. S. GORE,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands  and
Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 21st Sept., 1905.
se 23
person who may desire to obtain a The objects fo) which the Corn-
lease, under the provisions of section pany has been established and licens-
42 of the "Land Act," for the pur- ed are:
pose of cutting timber therefrom, of To onsure on dwelling houses and
a timber limit situated on Vancouver all other buildings, on ships and ves-
Island, known as Lots 143, 14S, 149, sels  of  every  description,  while  in
184, 025, 626, 648, 050, 651, 652, 653, port or on the stocks, on goods, chat
662, 663, 664 and 665, Clayoquot Dis- tels, wares, merchandise, and on all
trict containing in the aggregate 11,- kinds of mixed and personal estate of
141 acres.
The competitor offering the highest cash bonus will be entitled to a
lease of the limits for a term of
twenty-one yean.
Each tender must be accompanied
by a certified cheque, made payable
to the undersigned, to cover the amount of the first year's rental ($2,-
7.85.25), and the amount of bonus
tendered, and also a certified cheque
for $8,602.65, being the cost of cruising and surveying the limits. The
cheques will be at once returned to
unsuccessful competitors.
W. S. GORE,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and
Works.
Lands  and  Works  Department,
Victoria, B.C., Sept. 21st, 1905.
_|  ie23
LICENCE TO AN EXTRA-PROVIN-
CIAL COMPANY.
every description, and against the
hazards of inland navigation and
transportation, and against any loss
or damage to all kinds of property
by the elements, including damage by
lightning. se 23.
LICENCE TO AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
'Companies Act, 1897."
Canada:
Province of British Columbia.
No. 295.
This is to certify that the "Aetna
Insurance Company" is authorized
and licensed to carry on business
within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out all or any of
the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at the City of Hartford, in
the State of Connecticut.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is four million dollars, divided into forty thousand shares of
one hundred dollars each.
The head office if thc Company in
this Province is situate at Victorin,
and J. E. Kinsman, insurance agent,
whose address is Victorin, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand nnd seal of
office at Victorin. Province of British
Columbia, this fifteenth dny of September, one thousand nine hundred
Sealed Tenders will be received by and flve.
the undersigned up to noon of Wed-1    (L.S.) S. Y. WOOTTON.
rom such foreign port to any port or nesday, 25th October, 1905, from any Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
NOTICE.
Tenders for Timber Limits.
Canada:
Province of Britisli Columbia.
No. 296.
This is to certify that "Thc Connecticut Fire Insurance Company" is
authorised and licensed to carry on
business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out or effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British
Columbia extends.
The head office of thc Company is
situated at the City of Hartford, in
the State of Connecticut.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is one million dollars, di
vided into ten thousand shares of
one hundred dollars ench.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Victoria,
nnd B. S. Oddy, underwriter and general broker, whose address is Victorin, is thc attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this fifteenth day of
September, one thousand nine hundred and five.
(L.S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Compnny
hns been established nnd liscensed
are:
Tn insure property, both renl and
personal, of every description wbnt-
soever, ngninst. loss and damage by
lire and all thc hnznrds of inland
navigation, and to also insure tbe
enrgoes of sea-going vprspIs against
marine disasters. sp 23
NOTICE.
Tenders for Crown Lands.
Sealed Tenders, properly endorsed,
will be received by the undersigned up
to noon of Saturday, 7th of October,
next, for the purchase of the Government property at Laurel Point (Sehl's
Point), Victoria Harbor, known as Lot
570B, Victoria City. Each tender must
be accompanied by an accepted cheque,
payable to the undersigned, for the amount tendered, including $10 Crown
(Srant fee.
VV. S. GORE,
Deputy Commissioner    of    Lands and
Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 22nd Sept. 1905.    Se28
NOTICE.
Tenders for Timber Limits.
Sealed Tenders will be received by
the undersigned up to noon of Wednesday, 25th October, 1905, from any
person who may desire to obtain a
lease, under tbe provisions of section
42 of the "Land Act." for the purpose of cutting timber therefrom, of
a timber limit situated on Vancouver Island, known as Lots 654 and
656, Clayoquot District, and Lots 18,
19, 34, 35, and 36, Nootka District,
containing in the aggregate 9,395
acres.
The competitor offering the highest
cash bonus will be entitled to a lease
of the limits for a term of twenty-
one years.
Each tender must be accompanied
by a certified cheque, made payable
to the undersigned ,to cover thc amount of the first year's rental ($2,-
348.75), and the amount of bonus
tendered, and also a certified cheque
for $7,198.45, being the cost of cruising and surveying the limits. The
cheques will be at once returned to
unsuccessful competitors.
W. S. GORE,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and
Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 21st Sept., 1905.
se 23
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Kootenay Letter
Kootenay Transportation   Questions—Trafalgar  Day—
The Zinc Industry.
Nelson, October 2.
The railway transportation commission did not sit here as proposed, as the
Nelson Board of Trade was of the
opinion that it had really nothing which
it could present to the commission for
consideration. The idea that certain
classes of goods could be brought from
Great Britain and from Australia by sea
and then brought into this mountain
section, if a favorable rate was secured
from the coast overland, had evidently
not struck Kootenay importers of machinery and other articles as having anything in it. Instead of that the mining
men of the Boundary and of Rossland
have insisted upon having machinery
and steel rails and such things for which
miney is paid and on which much
freight is charged, brought in duty free
from the United States. That may be
good from the standpoint of the mine-
owner, but is hardly good from the
standpoint of the Canadian, for it is
building up industries elsewhere from
which Canadians can profit nothing.
Consequently the transportation commission has been allowed to pass unmolested on its way and there will be
nothing done until such time as the
people realize the importance of the
subject.
Thc Supreme Court is sitting here
with a very light docket of cases, Nel
sons busiest lawyers both being absent
at Ottawa on Supreme Court of Canada
trials. Mr. Justice Irving is presiding.
The West Kootenay Power and Light
Co's application, for the imprisonment
of the city contractors on the municipal
power plant and the sequestration of
the city revenues for disobedience to the
injunction granted by this justice last
July, is likely to be sidetracked, as,
having thus put themselves into the
strongest possible position, the allegedly
damaged company is now talking com
promise, and the city council is holding
special meetings. With the redoubtable
John Houston out of the way, it is
probable that some terms will be arrived at.
Tlie next thing before the good citizens of Nelson is the proper celebration
of Trafalgar Day, and it would seem as
if this is going to be a huge success.
There is to be a parade of the school
children and of all the fraternal organizations and public bodies generally and,
in the evening, a big banquet and
smoker. Of course there is to be the
flying of flags and a decorating of the
persons of His Majesty's lieges with
uniforms and the discharge of guns and
pyrotechnics, both of oratory and of gunpowder. Nelson does not disgrace itself when it gets into the celebration
business.
■ The latest mining news is the taking
over of the Pilot Bay smelter by C.
Fernau. This looks like business. Mr.
Fernau has interested himself in this
country greatly during the past two
years, especially in zinc. Instead of
yelling for a zinc commission and sitting down until a bencficient Liberal
government courteously handed it over
to keep thc Koontenay quiet, Mr. Fernau made some experiments, interested
some capital, bonded some properties,
started a reduction plant for the treatment of zinc ore, and acquired a colliery
for the running of the same. For a
European this was really a respectable
hustle to get on, and had he only been a
Yank the press would have heard ad
nauseam oi the "indomintable energy
of the American" to quote Mrs. John
S. Logan (whoever that lady may
chance to be) in the syndicated Sunday
newspapers.
But there were hitches. A zinc plant
when there are zinc ores and again zinc
ores, each requiring more or less different treatment in accordance with the
manner of its combination with this or
that metal, is no easy proposition. Consequently a zinc reduction plant must
be an experimental one at this stage of
the game. Before success may be obtained it is within thc bounds of probability that many zinc experiments will
be undertaken. That which will succeed a mervcille with one ore will not
prove of use with any other, possibly
from the very same property. Again
the plant was situated at Frank. That
is to say it is situated over the summit
of the Rockies. The coal is there but
the ore (and Mr. Fernau's properties)
are on Kootenay lake. Now it is evident that either the coke has to be
brought to the ore or vice versa. If the
plant were upon Kootenay lake the coke
would have to be brought to the ore.
But it is a downhill haul and moreover
not so much coke will have to be transported as ore, were conditions reversed.
Hence Mr. Fernau, as far as these conditions obtain, and of course, they are
not the only, though the principal ones,
is in a better position to do business
with a plant at Pilot Bay rather than
with one at Frank. Still for experimental work the Frank plant is probably equally suitable under the circumstances. Immediately, there is little in
the industry, regarded from the point
of view of an employer of labor, but as
time goes on the Pilot Bay smelter will
be a valuable factor in the upbuilding
of the Kootenay.
The summer now is practically over
without anything particular having been
accomplished with regard to the building of the Coast-Kootenay line by either
the Canadian Pacific or the Great Northern. The former states that it will have
running by December a route to the
coast over the Slocan country which will
save twelve hours in the journey but
which, anyway, will take up some 30
hours or nearly that. As to the direct
line, that has got as far as Midway,
and it looks as if some time will elapse
before its completion. The Kootenay
has been praying for that line since
1897, and is now almost indifferent.
Most of the supplies are coming in from
the American side instead of from the
coast, for the Kootenay has always
thought the coast to have been far toO
indifferent. Yet there is a larger market, a more, profitable output in the
mines of the Kootenay than in the far-
famed Klondike, over which Vancouver and Victoria went crazy to little
purpose.
WORLD-WIDE NOTES.
The warrant for the extradition jl
Gaynor and Greene was signed by the
Minister of Justice on Saturday ast,
and was forwarded to the Lieut.-G v-
ernor, who has the administratio 1 of
justice in Quebec.
From the British Cotton Growing
Association in West Africa over 3,000
bales of cotton have been received this
season at Manchester, and large quantities continue to arrive by every
steamer,
M. Witte has been honored by the
Czar with the title of Count "in recognition of his services to the throne and
the Fatherland and the admirable manner in which he discharged a task of
the highest importance to the state and
as a mark of special favor of the Emperor."
A perfectly fitted grocer's shop, worth
£500, has been offered by Mr. W. P.
Bowman, of London, on behalf of his
firm (Messrs. Goodall, Backhouse, and
Co.) as a prize to the grocer's assistant
who, after an examination by a board
of experts, shows the greatest knowledge of his trade. The award is to be
competed for in  1908.
The late Major-General Nttthall, of
Newport, England, who died in August
last at thc age of 91, bequeathed £35,000
to his servants. The housekeeper receives £15,000, two houses and his household and personal effects; also one-third
of the residue of the estate, or about
£10,000. The housemaid gets £1,400 and
the cook £900. The estate is valued at
£89,200.
By the death of Mr. R. J. Martin,
Bohemia loses a prominent figure. Mr.
Martin was known to thousands of people who had not met him personally as
Ballyhooly" of the Sporting Times or
"Pink 'Un." His verses were till his
last illness a feature of that journal, his
muse being very often the patriotic. He
was most famous as the author of the
popular songs "Ballyhooly," "Killaloc,"
and "Mulvaney's Dog." He died at his
residence, Rosscahill, Ross, Galway. aged
sixty-five, after a long illness.
Island Affairs
Nanaimo Rejoices at Close of the
Strike—Jealousy Between
Coal Town and Ladysmith.
Nanaimo, October 4.
The Millenium has not arrived yet,
nor has everybody in Nanaimo fallen
into a fortune, but the smiling faces
one sees this week and the cheerful,
brisk way in which people are moving
round, are iu striking contrast to the
gradually lengthening visages one observed during the last month or so. It
is all due to the strike being over, and
there is not a person in town—no matter
what his or her occupation may be—
who does not feel good effects from the
settlement. It is likely to be a long
time before there is any more trouble
between the Western Fuel Company and
its men, for both have suffered, though
the early predictions of those who foretold that No. 1 mine, the main workings of the company, would be irretrievably ruined if shut down even for a
short time, have been proved erroneous, and the mine will be in full blast
again in a much shorter time than even
the most sanguine expected. The quarrel is over. It might have been arranged a long time back but for the determined attempt to make the company recognise the United Mine Workers. The
men's committee were wise enough to
see that it was not vital for them to insist upon this, and in consequence an
honorable peace was arrived at, and the
men, while still firm adherents to union
principles, are keen enough to have
found out that the wisdom of the union
is not all contained in the men who
come over from the United States to
conduct affairs for them, when an industrial difficulty looms in sight. Mr.
Mackenzie King certainly deserves a
great deal of credit for the way he
handled things, and, if rumor be true,
he expressed himself somewhat freely
on the questions at issue on both sides;
so his visit should result in lasting
good to Nanaimo.
At all events, the company and the
men understand one another better than
before and with a committee representing the whole body of men to deal with,
the management will hereafter come directly in contact with its employees
through this medium, at stated intervals;
and on the other hand, the men now
have a safety valve to air their complaints regularly, and a recognised method of putting the case before the management. In this way misunderstandings are not so likely to arise, or when
they do, they can be adjusted at home
without the intervention of men from the
other side of the line.
There is great wailing in Ladysmith
over tlie new arrangement of the C.P.R.
to give that town a connection with
Vancouver once a week by steamer. The
Joan now goes from Nanaimo on Friday, night and sails thence for Vancouver on Saturday morning via Nanaimo,
returning the same evening to Nanaimo and then to Ladysmith where Saturday night is spent. The rest of the week
the steamer sails from Nanaimo. That
does not suit the dignity of Ladysmith;
she wants a steamer that goes direct,
without touching Nanaimo. It is like
the old fight on a small scale between
Victoria and Vancouver. In thc meantime the C.P.R. management will likely
make up its mind as to what will pay
best and act accordingly.
Nanaimo has an agricultural exhibit
at Westminster, competing for the district prize. It was a praiseworthy effort under great difficulties to put the
district before the eyes of the public,
but apparently it has not carried off thc
trophy. It shows that in a large exhibition, it takes a great deal of combined
effort to make a gooo showing, though
according to one visitor the Nanaimo
exhibit is unique in one particular, a
large sign prominently advertising
Blank's Bug Destroyer, presumably a
remedy for horticultural ills, and not
those to which flesh is heir. However,
it is well to know that where flings this
banner to thc breeze, with its message
of hope and relief, there may he found
the Nanaimo district exhibit.
After an examination of some coal
lands in the vicinity of Nicola Lake.
Mr. James Dunsinuir has decided not
to take up tire property on which he
held an optioa
9 n
Dimes for Nickels
FORRESTER'S CASH PAINT STORE i
AGAIN AT
82 DOUGLAS ST., VICTORIA.
DO NOT MISS IT THIS TIME
IO Cent Wall Paper for 5 Cents.
50 Cent Wall Paper for 25 Cents.
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LICENCE TO AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY.
"Companies Act,  1807."
Canada:
Province of British Columbia.
No. 300.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that "The
Pacific Whaling Company, Limited," is
authorized and licenced to carry on
business within the Province of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company
to which the legislative authority of
the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is situate at Victoria, in the Province of
British Columbia.
The amount of the capital of the Company is two hundred thousand dollars,
divided into four thousand shares of
fifty dollars each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situated at Victoria, and
Sprott Balcom, Master Mariner, whose
address is Victoria, is the attorney for
the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 18th day of September,
one thousand nine hundred and five.
(L.S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
(a) To build, purchase, charter, hire,
acquire and hold vessels of every kind,
sort or description, propelled by steam,
sail or any other motive power whatsoever, with their usual appurtenances:
(b) To sell, lease, let, charter, mortgage, assign, transfer, pledge, sail, operate and maintain vessels, as aforesaid, for the purposes of the Company:
(c) To hunt, kill, buy, capture, and
breed whales, seals and fur-bearing animals, and to catch or cure fish of all
kinds whatsoever, and to buy and sell
fish and marine animals of all kinds and
the products thereof:
(d) To buy and sell seal skins, fur
and seal oil, and generally to carry on,
manage and operate the trade or business of seal and whale hunting:
(e) To purphase, lease, acquire, let,
occupy or hire lands or buildings,
wharves, piers, landing places or docks,
and all other structures necessary for
the business of the Company:
(f) To acquire the good will of any
business within the objects of the Company, and any vessels, gear, machinery,
lands, privileges, rights and contracts
appertaining thereto, and in connection wth any such purchase to undertake the liabilities of the company,
association or person:
(g) To sell or otherwise dispose of
the whole or any part or branch of the
business or property of the Company:
(h) To carry on, manage and operate
the trade or business of seal and whale
hunting and fishing in such seas or
places as the Company may from time to
time determine:
(i) To tow and otherwise move, assist, help and aid vessels in distress or
otherwise:
(j) To contract for the floating, assisting and aiding of wrecked and
stranded vessels, and to purchase, buy,
acquire, hire, lease, hold, transfer or
dispose of wrecking or other pumps,
gear or material incidental to or necessary for the floating or moving of
wrecked or stranded vessels or of vessels of any kind or in any position:
(k) To purchase, buy, own, hold, acquire, sell, transfer or dispose of cargoes, cargo or goods and material in
whole or in part of any vessel or vessels wrecked, stranded or in any position whatsoever, and whether said cargoes, cargo or goods or material is
afloat or on shore or within or without
said vessel or vessels
(1) To do, perform and carry out all
things necessary, incidental or conducive to the pursuit and prosecution of
the seal and whale fishery and other objects of the Company as herein expressed. Se 30.
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