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Bank of Hamilton
Capital $2,500,000
Reserve $2,500,000
Total Assets, $29,000,0003
Interest paid half yearly on deposits of
$t and upwards In Savings Department.
Drafts and Money Orders on all parts of
the world. Vancouver Branches, cor.
of Hasting and Hamilton Sts., Powell St.
Cedar Grove.
Vol. III.   No. 3/.AO
The Week
TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
1.1st your properties with us.
46 Fort Street, Corner Broad.
One Dollar Per Annum
he Editor's Review
Of Current Topics.
I. Gross       The  arrest  of   Captain ^ p^g
|utrage.      Griffin hy the Vancouver irishman.
Police is an outrage on
he man, and on the public.   An outage on the man both on account of
|ie arrest and the manner in which
was made and an outrage on the
lublie because there is not the slightest justification for the course adopt-
so far as the evidence of eye-wit-
|esses is concerned.   The passengers
the bow of the Princess Victoria
ll agree that she was well, and skil-
|ully handled, and this is confirmed
Engineer Brownlee, who declares
aat the engines were reversed in-
Itantly on the stroke of the bell. All
fitnesses agree that the ill-fated Che-
lalis altered her course and to this
arcumstance the  collision was due,
flso to have deflected from the Clie-
lalis would have been to run down
pie private yacht which was on the
her bow.   Turning to the manner
the arrest it was nothing less than
ontemptible.   An officer was placed
|n board to keep Capt. Griffin under
rveillance  during  the  return  trip
Victoria.   No   sooner   had   the
Jteamer touched the wharf at Van-
Ijuver on the next trip than he was
Paced under arrest even before the
issengers had disembarked, his
pekets searched, his money and valn-
ples taken away and he marched up
street like  a  common  criminal I
Sthout the protection    even of    a I
lick.   All this savors of "tvop de
lie." and suggests something more
lian the new broom sweeping clean,
greatly mistake if the Chief of
alice will not be heartily ashamed
his conduct when he reflect^ that
was  dealing with a  respectable
Itizen, who by common consent had
ped in an emergency with coolness
skill.   For the outrage on public
jecency committed by the method of
pest the police will have to answer
the  bar  of  public  opinion—and
ossibly elsewhere.    One  can fully
npathize  with  the  not  unnatural
Jeling of resentment entertained by
relatives of those who were lost
[ithout endorsing the brutal manner
which Captain Griffin was treated.
T. P. O'Connor, the versatile and eloquent Irish
member, will shortly visit Sir T. G. Shaughnessy, and with
him make a tour of Canada. The
visit will commence early in September. It is almost certain that the
distingushed party will go as far as
Victoria. "Tay Pay" is one of the
most brilliant of the band of Irishmen who rendered Parnell's regime
the most memorable in the history
of the Home Rule movement, and he
has written by far the most incisive
ably that the editor of the Week is
relieved of the obligation—a dangerous one, after the Commissioner's
dictum as to contempt of court to
say anything:
"Rumor hath a malevolent tongue.
interest to ask for a little infonna
tion on the subject to which enquir
les we briefly remark that in many
districts bore holes have been put
down, in a similar manner to borings
for oil, generally diminishing the di-
It is the twin sister of gossip.   It' ameter as depth is attained. Start
blackens more characters than crime, ing say,  with a hole 12 inches
and its purveyor is a black-hearted
creature, ever on the alert to poison
the      atmosphere    with     infectious
spume, which is more dangerous to
the community than the germs of tuberculosis.
"Rumor that is made responsible
diameter and diminishing to 6 inches.
Such holes have been carried a depth
of 2,000 feet or more. In a suitable
geological formation—generally sandstone or gravel springs of water may
be cut at any depth, which gush up
the borings to the surface and are
for scandal is usually three-quarters j distributed either by gravitation or
lie. It has wings, and travels so fast I pumping according to local condi-
by wire that the truth can never catch' tions.    The springs never give out,
up  to it.    Rumor is  the resort  of
cowards    and    blackmailers.    When
as they are supplied by gravitation
and     percolation   from     mountain
panies have already demonstrated
that the policy of making the West
dependent on the East for its banking or insurance is a mistake. They
are doing more business and making
larger profits than their older rivals,
and are hastening the time when the
latter will be forced either to amend
their cast-iron rules and conservative
policy or see their business pass to
Western institutions.
aud sympathetic appreciation of that
remarkable man. He has always had
a penchant for journalism, in which
he is encouraged by his accomplished and beautiful wife. After the
dramatic close of Parnell's career he
took hut little active interest in practical politics, and devoted himself to
his hobby. Living in two small rooms
over the printing shop he founded the
Sun—the first London halfpenny
paper, and in four years made it such
a great success that he sold out for
£100,000 to Passmore Edwards, who
stipulated that lie should not start
another daily. His irrepressible energy found vent in M. A. P., the pioneer of personal journalism in England, which Mr. O'Connor still owns
and edits, and which yields him a
large income. He is still in the prime
of life, and easily among the best
half dozen speakers of (lie day on
Irish questions, but lie has done with
politics, which cost him too miieli in
every sense.
Rank       That pet project of the
gency.       Federal Government and
the Montreal Herald, the
^nadian   Press   Association,   with
arionetees in London and strings in
fctawa, keeps up its favorite work of
Isrepresenting English opinion and
ying kites for   its pet   statesmen.
is week it revives the old time radi-
cry of "Down with the Lords"
I declares that the populace is so
Iraged at the attitude of the Upper
Inise  on  the  Education  Bill   that
[thing but blood will satisfy them.
i sounds superlatively silly to any-
with the slightest knowledge of
|glish sentiment.   It is a revival of
cry raised ly the Toronto Globe
1898 after J. S. Willison's trip, and
fdseye view of England.    English-
do not so easily throw over old
Htutions, 's Lord Rosebery found Not the    After reading Editor Hig-
whhen he proposed to "end it or! Week.       gins' article in the Van-
|nd it."   The Canadian Associated! couver World and Editor
ss is a polhical machine hitherto Dunn's in the Victoria Times anent
trolled by Sifton and Preston. It the Pendray soap bubble tbe editor of
time it had fairer and cleaner the Enderby Advance penned the fol-
nsors or relinquished its $15,000 lowing caustic and  apposite  aphor-
sidy. isms, which cover tlie case so admir-
they want to fasten a stigma upon
their neighbors they say it "is rumored on the streets," or "there are
those who say,." or "we have it on
good authority," or "it is stated."
The man who deals in rumor is usually a hypocrite, who makes grent
professions, and pretends to be shocked at the reveations which'his imagination has conceived. He is evil-
minded, and rolls under his tongue,
gossip which is salaeiously spiced or
involves (lie reputation or honor of a
woman. He revels in the filth of politics or society."
ranges. We do not sny that such
springs would be found in Victoria,
but there is no inherent impossibility, and a careful study of the geological formation would go far to
demonstrate the probability. The
cost of boring 1,000 feet would be
about $5,000 and of 2,000 feet
The Water The question of a water
Question. supply for Victoria still
lags. Mayor Morley regales the Council and the public
also with a new promise every time
the former meets. The burden of
bis cry is "don't be in a hurry—bide
a wee—there's plenty of time, if you
don't have water this year you will
next. What is another year when
you have already wailed three." II
is tbe ineffectiveness, the not-got ting-
any-fui'llier that is so annoying.
Meanwhile it wns perhaps too much
to expect that a Mayor who knows
everything by intuition should give
a moment's consideration to the suggest inn of Artesian borings. Several
correspondents have Inkcn suffleienl
Canadian Canadians in general and
Insurance Western men in particular must be proud of the
investigation conducted hy the Insurance Commission into the affairs
of the Great West Life. The closest
scrutiny lias failed to disclose any
irregularity, and mis-application of
funds, or any circumstance calculated to weaken public confidence in the
stability and judicious conduct of the
affairs of the company. Tlio funds
were found to be well invested nnd
earning l\'.i per cent. We comment
on this for the purpose of drawing
attention to tbe fact thai it is 11
purely Western institution, the only
insurance company with ils bend offices west of the Croat Lakes, lis
investments are in the West, and it
is reaping Iho benofils of pioneering
its special line ill Greater Canada. A
kindred institution in many respects
is (he Northern Bunk, also with head
offices in Winnipeg.   These two corn-
Bureau The decision of the Do-
of Mines, minion Government to
establish a Department
of Mines with a responsible Minister
at the head is one of the wisest
things they have done since they
came into power, and the next wisest is to have placed it under the
control of the Hon. W. Templeman,
who represents the mining Province
of the Dominion in the Cabinet. Last
year the value of the mineral production of Canada was over $70,000,000
and in the near future, probably
within five years it will reach the
$100,000,000 mark. As long ago as
1900 the Canadian Mining Institute
petitioned the Government to establish this department and they so far
responded as to engage Dr. Hannel,
who has done most valunble work of
a research character. It was, however, realized that what was really
wauted was a Minister with executive power and control so that Ibis
—the greatest but one of our interests—should be duly administered.,
At last the recommendations of the
Institute have been acted on and
whilst it is a fact that most of the
mining property in Canada belongs
to the Provinces there is plenty of
work for the Minister to do in organizing a Bureau which will be
ever watchful of the mining developments of the Dominion and ever
ready to assist them along legitimate
lines, not the least important of
which will be the collation and dissemination of thoroughly reliable
data as to mineral products and
I heir markets.
A Timely
A correspondent signing
himself S. C. Hoock has
written a timely letter
to one of the dailies on the subject of
indecent posters. He quotes from *
recent ordinance adopted by the"
Board of Aldermen of New York
which defines an indecent poster or
print as one "tending to represent
tbe doing of any criminal act tending
to deprave the morals of any individual or shocking (0 the sense of
decency or tending to iueite the
mind fo nets of immorality or crime,
or to familiarize and accustom the
minds of young persons with the
same." In the columns of a recent
Sunday edition of the paper publishing this letter appeared a full page
illustration of n woman, in very
scanty attire, leaning over the side
of n bed, and stabbing her husband
who wns mortally wounded. On tho
other side of the bed wns a mai<
holding n lantern, thc rays from
which lit up the lurid scene. Possibly il mny be bold that this is but
n practical demonstration of Zola-
ism or Jbsonism, and that it docs not
fall within the terms of the nbove
indictment. All the same we heartily
endorse the letter of S. C. Hoock,
wbicb is on the lines of our own complaint of n fortnight ago; and would
suggest that tlie Citizens' League
might find here a fruitful field for
their labors, THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1906.
Reading can hardly be considered a
seasonable pastime in the dog-days, or
what would be the dog-days anywhere
else except in Victoria, yet this week I
have read a whole book of three hundred pages, a fact sufficiently sweeping
to raise a doubt of my sanity in the
minds of those who are acquainted with
my Bohemian proclivities and general
disposition to do nothing except under
the compulsion of necessity.
From this prelude, my friends, who
find it almost impossible to steal as
much as thirty minutes a day from the
pleasures or indolencies of summer for
reading, will conclude that I have discovered something quite out of the ordinary, and they are right.
It  came  about  in  this  wise:  a  few
choice  spirits and a   -ohemian with a
blase taste in wine, women and literature, had been discussing in a desultory
way, the subject with respect to which
Talleyrand uttered his famous ''mot"—
cherehez   la   femme.    The  theory  had
been propounded  that  there is not in
public affairs a single incident or movement of importance of which this is not
the true key.   Needless to say the pro-
pounder  was a  veteran  whose  experience along the line had left not a few
scars.   As he applied his theory to event
after event which had come under our
notice during the last twenty years on
four continents the interest grew for he
was able to .supplement our more or less
general knowledge with private informa-1
tion gleaned we know not where, but;
strongly suspected from sources which j
he chose to suggest through the medium   of   his   favorite   "mot."    To   this
cause he traced the isolation of Gordon,
the misogny of Rhodes, the genesis of
the   Jamieson    raid,   Fred    Burnaby's
ride to Khiva, Kitchener's gloom, Glad-
stone's persistency and Lord Randolph
Churchill's debacle. He claimed further,!
i enforcing his arguments by well chosen j
historic references that even where the i
cause was    not   apparent it   was   the,
same, its secrecy only serving as a tern-1
pofary cloak.
Then he went on to theorize as to the
explanation of what he called a great!
"basal"  fact.    Naturally his first argument was drawn  from the sex principle that all that it implies.    That but
for thc endless possibilities of this relationship no man of importance or influence would be safe.   That tlle ineradicable tendency of woman to seek homage rendered her in most instances an
easy prey  to  the  accomplished viveur,
and that the secret carefully locked up
today passed on tomorrow to the latest
devoue.   That men of affairs spent no
small portion of their time in intrigues
which  apparently had  for their  object
thc pursuit of pleasure,  in reality  the
pursuit of knowledge.   That this is one
of nature's provisions to enable men to
protect   themselves   from  machinations
which   compass  their  ruin,  or on  the
other   hand   to   inform   and   stimulate
them to lhe prosecution of enterprises
that may bring them fame and power-
always power.
1 must confess that while I knew not
a little of some aspects of this interesting question I had never followed it
out on the psychological basis pursued
by my friend; but thc more I thought
about it the more plausible it seemed.
On psychological grounds it seemed to
furnish an explanation of the fickleness of woman, and to show that this
was not so much the result of emotional
caprice, or heartless indifference, as of
subjective necessity.
When lhe discussion had heen carried
to the limit, and nothing was left but
food for reflection drawn from the lifelong experience of one Bohemian and
three sybarites it occurred to nie to suggest to the ingenious propounder that
he should commit his novel ideas to type
and give a much mystified world the
benefit. '1 lien he confessed that the
theory was not his al all, but the evolution of a German author, and that he
had culled it from a new book recently
received    from    an    acquaintance    in
He lent mc the book and I have read,
and if thc truth must be told, re-read
it. The title is "Das Klettcrcr," and
thc   author   is   Carl   Koenig, the pub
lishers being Kurtz & Co., Bremen.
It has not yet been translated into
English, although Heinemann & Co. have
it in hand. Whilst the story is enthralling the attraction of the book is the
philosophical treatment of the psychological problem discussed above, and
anyone fortunate enough to read it in
the original will find my eulogium more
than justified.
As, however, I have said so much
about it I may just outline the story. It
contains in reality but three characters,
one woman and two men. The woman
is middle aged, married—not too happily—and has several children. Her husband is an amiable weakling, he is not
one of the men. The woman is a countess, wealthy and allied with the ruling
family in a small German principality.
The first man is a Bohemian pure and
simple, good looking, popular, fascinating, sipping honey from every flower
and rapidly passing from one sweet to
another. Emotional but superficial. He
wts the countess' first lover. Then he
tired  and the  link snapped.
The other man appeared on the scene,
ambitious, determined, intriguing, vindictive. Bent on a public career, political honors, the delights of office, power. To his whirlwind wooing the countess became an easy prey. For him she
intrigued, worked, sacrificed both 'self
and fortune. It was a case of mad,
abandoned infatuation. To serve his
purpose she mortgaged her estates, and
even alienated her patrimony, but she
could not make a silk purse out of a
sow's ear. Her own nature was coarse,
so was the man's There was no permanent basis of respect, nothing to hold
beyond the needs of the moment. When
they were sated the fit weakened, other
| women courted and feted the success-
■ fill politician, the countess was enlightened, became furious, dissembled, played
on his weakness, his vanity, his egotism and took his secrets to the discarded lover. At a critical moment in the
affairs of his party—which was in power—his intrigues were laid bare in the
assembly and it was seen that he had
all along been playing for his own hand
and had been a traitor to the party
whose interests he had professed to
serve, and incidentally to the woman
who had made him.
And herein lies the kernel of my
friend's theory, the revelation of a great
political secret by a woman outraged in
her affections saved a Government and
a dynasty. If you are interested in such
affairs, and who is not? get the book and
read it on the recommendation of
Arrangements are being completed for
the  coming  cricket  week,   which  promises to be a very successful tournament.    It   is  now  certain  that  teams
will be present from Kootenay, Seattle,
Tacoma,  Portland,   New  Westminster,
and last, but not least, Victoria.    The
Vancouver club will not be represented
owing to the fact that it is impossible
for all the members of the team to arrange   their  holidays    for   that   week.
However, it is quite probable that the
Burrard club of Vancouver will be present.   If the Burrard team complete arrangements it will mean that six teams
will be present to compete for the handsome trophy kindly presented by C. A.
Harrison of the Driard Hotel.   Although
a schedule has already been published,
the correct schedule had not been definitely  arranged  owing  to  the  uncertainty regarding Vancouver and the addition of Kootenay; but it will be arranged as soon as definite information is
received and duly published.    Through
the kindness of the Oak Bay Park association  two  matches   will be  played
every day during the week, one at the
Jubilee  hospital grounds,  the home of
the V'.C.C, and one at Oak Bay.   The
matches will be all-day ones, lunch and
tea being served on the grounds.   The
local club are also preparing to entertain  the  visitors  during  their  stay  in
the city.   On Friday, August 24, a dance
will be given in Assembly hall ,at which
the ladies of the hockey club have kindly consented to  assist  and   make  the
dance a real success, and also entertain
the visiting players.
The Home
\ Seekers
; Goal.
i Special   Bargains  to
Wind Up An Estate.
6}_ acres in the North
End, only 20 minutes walk
to Post Office, with southern aspect, $600 per acre,
5 acres is all cleared and in
high state of cultivation.
Seaview lots from $50 to
$100 each, chiefly cleared,
and ready for building on.
Easy terms if necessary.
The B. C. Land & Investment
Agency, Ltd.
Real Estate, Financial and
Insurance Agents,
The annual regatta of the J.B.A.A.
will be held on Saturday, August nth.
There will be a large number of races,
including single skiff, Peterboro canoe,
tilting, upset canoe, and a swimming j
match. -..e most important events
however, will be that for the Flumerfelt
cup for four-oared crews in lapstreaks.
Entries close tomorrow evening, and
all those desiring to compete must notify the secretary before that time.
In the match against Vancouver to-1
day at thc Jubilee hospital grounds the
play will be commenced at 10.30, and
will continue throughout the afternoon.
The team to represent Victoria will be
as follows: L. 0. Garnett, L. S. V.
York. W, J. York, Q. H. D. Warden,
H. R. Cobbett, D. B. Tye, D. M. Rogers, H. A. Goward, C. P.Robbins, —.
Baker, and J. C. Barnacle.
A new tennis club, called the Sea
View, has been formed by some young
James Bay enthusiasts in the game.
The club has established itself on Boyd
street, on grounds adjoining the residence of Mr. H. Marsh, and kindly
loaned by him. Mr. Marsh is the president, and he is supported by the following officers: D. B. McLaren, vice-
president; B. M. Shaw, secretary-
treasurer; and an energetic committee,
comprising M'essjrs. R. H. Wall, C.
Daniell, P. H. Robbins, P. Foot, A. A.
Watt and H, Oldfield. The opening
game was held Saturday, when a select gathering of ladies and gentlemen
took part in the proceedings. Tennis
has taken quite a hold of the residents
of James Bay.
E. G. Prior & Co. Score.
A very gratfiying testimony to the
success of E. G. Prior & Co., Ltd., in
placing the highest grade of drill steel
on the market, is found in a letter written by Mr. W. B. Willcox, the well
known editor of the Phoenix Pioneer.
Amongst other things, Mr. Willcox
Possibly you have not heard the result of the machine drilling contest,
held here on Dominion Day. A great
deal of interest was taken in the contest by miners, no less than ten teams
being entered for drilling, tlle work
taking all day long of July 2. The
successful team was that from the Gold
Drop Mine of the Granby Consolidated,
consisting of Matheson and McQuoid,
who drilled 9 ft ll/2 in. in the time
The feature that will be of more than
passing interest to you, however, was
that the steel used was the brand for
which your company is general agent—
Morton's steel, and it is quite a feather
in your cap, I should say—or in that of
the manufacturers. In my report of the
drilling match, printed in our issue of
the 7U1, I did not know what steel was
used, but learned afterwards, and was
glad to make a note of it in my issue
of the 14th, a marked copy of which
I am sending you by this mail, under
separate cover. Mr. Pierce, who sharpened the steel for the victorious team,
is high in his praises of Morton's steel.
Ladies' Dressing
Combs Etc
See the Herpicide
Something New.
Cyrus H. Bowes, Chemist,
98 Government Street,
Near Yates St., VICTORIA.
Patrick Henry to Date.
To beef or not to beef—
that's the question!
whether t'wei'e heller lo chew
ihe poisoned cud in silence,
And thereby make our hurried exit;
Or by eschewing it hang on to life,
And brave other unknown terrors
1 That seek us in the dark; the germ,
The  microbe,  the baccillus—and all
The horde of imcanned and uncanny
Horrid things ihat prey upon us
And make of life a mockery and
A despair.   Dissolution or resolution?
Aye, there's the rub.   For if we
Shuffle off this mortail coil by
One  fell swoop and escape Hades,
Who knows but we may be condemned
To eternity in Satan's abattoir?
Making Intercolonial Pay.
A new order on the Intercolonial
limits employees, including clerks, trainmen, shopmen, trackmen, etc., to one
pass a year. Up to the present there
has been practically no limit to the
number of passes granted. The new
order also shuts off employees getting
passes for their wives, and the half fare
to other members of the family. There
is a strong resentment against the drastic order, and a petition is being prepared to send to Ottawa, asking to have
the order rescinded. There is also a
new method of count checking on trains,
which is regarded by the conductors
as a reflection on them.
Some Men Thrive
In Hot Weather,
Others feel it very keenly.
These men are probably too
warmly clad. They've a tired
look. Haven't you noticed it?
You'll find that tho keen-eyed
chap "who pulls his own
weight" and more, in summer
wears a serge or gray flannel
suit, thin underwear, a straw
or light felt hat, and a soft
You can get the whole outfit
at Finch's, and at a reasonable
We work hard all the time
and don't mind it a bit. Just
now we're very busy opening
Negligee Shirts from $1 to $5;
Fancy Sox from 25c. to $3. per
pair; Fancy Vests from $1.50
to $5.
57 Government St.,       VICTORIA
Newest styles, best workmanship and made of the very best
grades of flannel. These two-
piece suits are just what you want
these hot days. The prices are
much lower than you would expect after examining the goods;
extra trousers, all sizes and prices.
Real Hair
Pompadours, Curl
all of the latest *
style, at
Hair Dressing
58 Douglas]
1 Tally-Iio Picnic
on the famous
White Tally-Ho
® The cover protects from rain and sun
I RING UP PHONE 293    _________
| Yates Street Victoria
BEE  SUPPLIES.-Buckwheat,
Rye,  Clover,   Timothy,    Lawn  Grsi
Ensilage  Corn,  Mangel,  Turnip,  ~~
cial quotations in quantity.
Spray Pumps, Whale Oil Soap, V«]
etable Plants.
Large Stock   of   HOME   GRO\
Fruit and Ornamental Trees now
tured for the fall trade.
No expense, loss or delay of fumil
tion or inspection.
Let me price your list before placl
your order.
We do business on our own groul
—no rent to pay, and am prepared!
meet all competition.
Catalogue Free.
3010 Westminster Foad,|
Old Fashioned
Old China,
Brass and Coppei
46 Douglas Street, Victor!
Mr*. M. E. MacLeod,
Opposite Balmoral 1 THE WEEK, SATURDAY. JULY 28, 1906.
At The Street   f
1 I thought it was generally understood
aiat gambling, at any rate on a large
Bale, had been suppressed in Victoria
'hen the Savoy was put out of busiest, I fear that is simply a polite fic-
on, industriously circulated to salve
ie public conscience. Last Monday
ioniing about 2 a.m. when I was lei-
irely taking my accustomed stroll
trough Chinatown, before seeking my
mch, I was sent flying across the pave-
ent by a gang of men wlio were forc-
ly ejected from a joint.
After picking myself up I apologized
>r blocking their exit, and they were
I impressed by my contrition as to con-
jle the interesting fact that they were
icked out because they objected to
eing cheated; and that there were at
;ast fifty men inside, many of whom
ad lost heavily. I thing this will pay
ir looking into.
The Gorge Park is proving a great
Durce of attraction this  fine weather,
^ast Sunday afternoon, I paid my first
ifncial visit and found not less than a
housand  people  having  a  good  time,
ivery seat was    occupied,  and    more
vould be a boon—Mr. Goward, please
ote.   The bathers were numerous and
ociferous,  the   much    discussed    and
lerated bathing suits not too long to be
eclious.    Still   the   happy  medium   in
hese matters has not been struck and
I have yet to learn why a woman must
vear    a   —shall I    say    three-quarter
ength garment—while a man need not.
There is a lot of talk but very little
lOmmonsense on these matters, and I am
nore than ever convinced that any wo-
nan could design a suitable garment for
ler husband and herself in about ten
ninutes.    Certainly  the   men   are   the
greater sinners and make ridiculous ob-
ects of   themselves.    When    a    stout
later of fifty tries    to wear the same
lired-for-len-cents-garment as has just
leen discarded by his twelve year old
on the effect can be better  imagined
lian  described.
I Tbe decision of Judge Lampman in
Bic case of Hunter vs. The B. C. E. R.
■vill surprise no one, and should prove
■1 salutary lesson to motorists in gen-
Bral and automobilists in particular. I
Btnagine that no one wishes to limit the
Bsefulness of tbe horseless car, or to
Beprive those who can afford it of the
Hilcasure of using one. All the same wc
Hiave been passing through the usual
Btages of carelessness and obstinacy on
Hie part of those who pioneered the
■novement in Victoria. The toll we
■lave paid in accidents is very light
Kompared with what has been exacted
Bn ither places and if the firmness of
■lie police continues we have probably
Beard the last of scorching. "Live and
Bet live" is a good motto even for auto-
B At a garden party which I attended
Bhis week the world and his wife—
Bvhich means all Victoria—was in evidence. A facetious friend pointed out
BI. large bevy of girls, standing more or
Bess aloof, with the query ''Do you know
B hat those girls are?" Scenting a conuii-
Blrum 1 did not venture a guess but
Btrunted a negative. "Ob," said he "the
Hist rows of summer, and he thought
fl was smart.
I The Pacific Coast    advertising    men
Had a good time    in   Victoria and at
Hwiawnigan, but the time of the trip was
Ht Oak Bay, where host Virtue rose to
Hjie occasion and above it, and by com-
Hjion consent did full justice to the oc-
Hision  and    the  visitors.    Incidentally
H may be remarked that the Develop-
HJicnt and Tourist League is doing good
Hork these days, not all of it ostenta-
Bpus, but most of it effective, and that
Hit  without  some  sacrifice  and  effort
H the part of the various committees,
■Specially the reception.
HJ Tennis has been the order of the day
His  week and  last.    First came  Mrs.
HMlumerfelt's   tournament,    which    was
HMidoubtedly one of tlie chief events of
He social season. Thc beautiful grounds
Bid lawns, so well kept, the charm of
He hostess and her daughter, the kindly
HWoughtfulness of Mr. Flumerfelt, and
flc gay throng of beauty and  fashion
I all combined to make the occasion one
of the most enjoyable and recherche
This week the scene has  shifted to
the  grounds   of   the   Victoria Tennis
club on Belcher street, where perhaps
there has  been  more  of  the  business
and less of the social amenities of the
game in evidence.   The handicap tournament has revealed several interesting
features  which  stand  out  prominently
from a host of unimportant ones.  The
veterans  at tennis are harder  to beat
than those at at any other game. Speed
puts a man out at football, hockey and
lacrosse after a few years' play.   The
same reason makes most men ineffective at cricket at 35 to 40.   At tennis,
if a man takes good care of himself, he
can keep in tournament form at 50, and
can play a good game at 60.   For men
whose flirting days are over, and who
therefore have no use for golf, tennis
is par excellence the game.   It did one
good to see Harvey Combe, A. T. Goward, F. M. Reade—and may one without
offence include Major Williams—who,
if not exactly a veteran, is not a novice
—make the youngsters hustle, and give
them points at every turn of the game.
Another pleasing feature was the excellent play of the ladies.    It may be
invidious   to  mention  names   in   some
cases, but surely not in commenting on
sport, and    Misses   A.    Ryan, Mason,
V. Pooley, and A. Ryan certainly distinguished   themselves,    with   the  first
named   as   the   bright  particular   star.
One would like to see a match between
her and the Canadian champion, Miss
Hague, of Montreal, or Miss Summer-
hays, of Toronto.
One of the very best matches of the
tournament was between Miss Wason
and J. A. Rithet vs. Miss A. Ryan and
J. D. Hunter. The former won out by
a narrow margin, a result which was
due as much to the steadiness and accuracy of Miss Wason's play as to the
brilliance of Mr. Rithet's service, which
was frequently unplayable. In many
respects he was the strongest player on
the ground. A little more steadiness
and coolness would make him a formidable opponent for the best. J. D.
Hunter played well in all his matches,
but could not "stay" in a hard finish.
It is to be hoped that the courts will
be in better condition for the opens next
week, although to bring tbis about will
require a lot of work—and water.
Many points were scored at critical
stages through soft spots or bumps.
This is bad enough with local players,
but visitors will not like it.
sport presented a fitter case for declaring that defeat was without disgrace.
The Canadians go home with honor,
having erected a standard in sport
which will be referred to long after the
defeat will have been forgotten. The
game will be remembered not for the
hollowness of their defeat, but for the
service they rendered to sportsmanship.
Well done, Canadians!"
A Little Lull.
Whilst the immigration returns are
still satisfactory, they are by no means
so imposing as last year. Even Edmonton, which has been the Mecca of
incoming settlers for several years past,
is quietening down. If this means selection and fewer of Mr. Preston's bonus-
ed Douks and Galicians, no one will
complain.    Give Anglo-Saxons  a turn.
Western Woman's Chance.
The Western woman's chance is now
here; will she take is, is the question?
The tinned meat trade of western
American cities is done—'killed" beyond a doubt—killed and canned. Now
is the time for the prairie women to go
into poultry raising, ham and bacon
curing, etc. We are all consumers in
the big west where we should be producers; and the growth of our importations is very noticeable.
There is no reason why the Canadian
West cannot supply its own market with
fruit, butter, eggs and fowl; but the
fact stands tbat we do not do so. We
are chock full of loyalty when it comes
to flag-flying and speech-making, but
we lack true principles of loyalty when
we depend upon and encourage American products. Let us do less cock|-
crowing and loyalty and a little more
hen cackle around the home nest I
V. 0. P.
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every bottle of the celebrated brand—
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Popularly known in the clubs and the
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Whisky of great age and since the
days of the Sailor King has been the
connoisseur's choice wherever gentlemen congregate together.
P. L. 1395
Notes on
Canadian News
Fendemonium Let Loose.
There must have been some fun last
week, when the Norris and Rowe ci'r-1
cus was wrecked on the C.P.R. near
Saskatoon. Five sea lions, several
monkeys, and snakes, and other animals
of minor importance were liberated to
roam over the prairie. The sea lions
were killed or injured. The monkeys
and snakes got away. The Northwest
is a poor place for these festive creatures in winter, even if it is tolerated
in summer. Of course the C.P.R. had
to foot the bill, which they did without
demur, and included a claim for loss of
profits on one day's business at Prince
Across the Divide.
It is greatly to be feared that the
death of Mr. T. G. Blackcock, K.C, of
Toronto, has been hastened by circumstances connected with bis mining experience in this Province. The son-in-
law of the late George Gooderbam(
with almost unlimited wealth at his
disposal, he became in 1893 a conspicuous figure in the Rossland camp. War
Eagle and Centre Star mines practically belonged to these two men, although there were hundreds of small
shareholders. The affairs of both corn-
companies was badly mismanaged.
War Eagle stock was boosted to $3.85
with no justification. The crash came,
the stock fell to 15 cents, and went
begging at that. Mr. Gooderham, as
president, was censured by the Montreal Stock Exchange. Yet there is
reason to believe that both he and Mr.
Blackstock were mere creatures of circumstance. Finally, last year their
joint interests in these mines and in the
St. Eugene were sold to the Canadian
Mining and Smelting Co. for about
$750,000, involving a loss to them of
several millions. The purchasing company is already paying a 10 per cent
dividend, thanks to thc organizing genius of W. H. Aldridge and lhe practical
efficiency of "Jim" Cronin.
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Well Done, Canadians I
The New York limes says: "The
Canadian team have gone home without
teaching us cricket even a little, but they
leave us a lesson in the amenities of
sport which it would be well for us to
take as much profit from as they arc
entitled to take credit. Our captain
was playing for the victory rather than
for the sport when he elected to take
a second inning instead of requiring the
Canadians to follow on. Doubtless thc
intent was not what the result was—
to make a show of the Canadians.
Nevertheless, if the Canadians had not
been in temper to heap coals of fire
upon our heads they could easily have
been forgiven. Yet that is what they
did. They insisted on playing in a
storm sufficient to warrant a protest,
and they even played twelve minutes
past time in order that we might have
a victory which was rightly ours instead of the unsatisfying 'draw' which
might have been managed.    Never has
Early Harvest.
The wheal crop in the Canadian
Northwest is earlier than usual this
year. Harvesting will be under way
next week, and it is expected will be
general about the ist prox. Prospects
were never belter for a heavy yield, and
the figure field is at work again. Estimates of lhe crop raiifte from 110,000-
000 to 150,000,000 bushels. Tf thc lower
figure is realized, the grower ought to
be well satisfied. Tt means an average
yield of 22 to 23 bushels to Ibe acre.
One authority states that last year a
field that threshed (io bushels to the
acre was an exception, but this year
such fields will be plentiful, and the
general average of the Canadian West
will be over 25 bushels to the acre. An
officer of thc C.P.R. is reported as having stated Ihat over 1,000,000 acres of
breaking has been done (his summer already, so that the acreage crop next'
year will be double that of 1005. Our
production of wheat is becoming a factor of great importance to the markets
of the woorld. and the late weakness in
prices at w.iicago is attributed in a
measure to the outlook for such an
abundant yield on tbe Canadian side.
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Up-to-date Farce of the Maple
Committee Room.
As Mr. Commissioner Peters has not
et handed in his report on the investigation of the Pendray case, it would be
highly improper to make any comment
pn the evidence submitted.   It is per-
nissible, however, in view of the fact
(that at the close of a masterly cross-
examination by Mr. Taylor the editor
foi the Vancouver World practically
Abandoned the contest by admitting(
Ihat he had not proved his case, to say
that the characterization of his charges
|ts "soap bubbles" adopted by The Week
month ago, is fully borne out by the
(result. When the Commissioners' retort is before the public the whole proceedings will be a fair matter for com-
nent, meanwhile we shall content ourselves with reproducing for the benefit of our readers a few of the "tit-
pits" of the evidence adduced.
Before doing so we may point out
|hat  before  the  close   of  the  enquiry
Ir, Higgins admitted that the informa-
pon on which he based his infamous
harges was contained in a typewritten
Document mailed to him, unsigned, by a
W ictoria man. That he took no steps
whatever, before writing the articles, to
lubstantiate or even enquire into the
Inarges made. That the' evidence adduced had convinced him that the statements had not been proven. That if
he had given up the name of the per-
|on sending thc document  (which he
pfused to do) no further evidence of
corroborative character would be
Ivailable. That he had modified his
J(pinin with respect to the culpability of
|he Lands and Works Department.   In
hct Mr. Higgins' admissions all along
he line place his conduct in the most
Infavorable light, especially in view of
lie  fact that when the Commissioner
pformed his counsel that he could not
bake use of this enquiry to indulge in
iholesale slandering he at once de-
pred   his  inability  to  continue,  and
bandoned his cross-examination.
Commissioner on Dunn.
k"The editorial in the Times is a fool-
Jh and gross contempt of court. It
[lews a lack of discretion in the person
|ho edited it.    It contains statements
hich are contempt, and which are
|is-statements   of    the  evidence.     It
cks the essential element of truth."
Commissioner on Higgins Fils.
IHIGGINS    FILS.-"You   indicated
nur attitude before  hearing the evi-
TAYLOR ;-"That is an insult."
IHIGGINS FILS:-"I did not mean
|for an insult."
ZOMMISSiuiMER: — "You   would
_t know the difference."
Commissioner on Brown.
It surprised    when    Mrs.    Anderson
pie into your office?"
MR. BROWN:—T was not surprised
ten she came into the office, but I was
fprised when she stated the figure that
had sent in."
I make the remark with the intention
[finding out from you?"
MR. BROWN :-"She did not make
the remark in that manner, but rather
as if she already knew what it was."
not tell Mrs. Anderson what the tender
MR. BROWN :-"No."
COMMISSIONER: —"Did you not,
by your manner, give her to understand
that your price was $2,000?"  ,
MR. BROW in .-"I did not tell her
the price, but she might have been able
to tell by my looks that she had guessed
Anderson had any idea what the figure
was when she came in, it would have
been strengthened when she went out,
would it not?"
MR. BROWN: —"It might have
Higgins Fere on Privilege.
know from what source The World
received this information.
MR. HIGGINS: —"Information received from proper quarters."
what were those 'proper quarters'?"
MR. HIGGINS:—"I shall be betraying confidences if I name the party
from whom I received the information."
must give this information."
MR. HIGGINS:—"I will not tell you
unless I have to by law. I will not betray the confidences of a client. The
editor that gives away the source from
which he gets information, gets very
little more."
Mr. Higgins, section 12 of the Public
Enquiry Act, in which it is stated that
"No person shall be excused from answering any question put to him by
such commissioners on the ground that
it would lead to the incrimination of the
HIGGINS FILS still refused to answer.
One on Higgins Fils.
HIGGINS FILS:-"Mrs. Anderson,
did you give any reasons to your husband for going into Mr. Brown's office?"
MRS. ANDERSON :-"Mr. Higgins,
if your wife came to you and told you
that she wanted a new hat should you
ask for her reasons?"
HIGGINS FILS (excitedly) :-"Don't
bring my wife into this."
MRS. ANDERSON. "Then don't
drag me into it.   You must take your
own medicine."
Commissioner on Slandei.
COMMISSIONER: - "Mr. Higgins,
you must stop these questions or retire
from the case. Take you choice. I
shall not tell you again. This enquiry
is not going to be made a means of
wholesale slandering."
(This was the point at which Higgins fils discovered that if he could not
slander he could not go on, so he
dropped the witness.)
Commissioner on Bluffing.
COMMISSIONER:,—"Mrs. Anderson, you were too clever for Mr. Brown,
a great deal; he foolishly gave away
that information. This will probably be
a good lesson to Mr. Brown.
Higgins Pere on Sad Failures.
HIGGINS PERE (sadly):—"It often happens that a story breaks down
in court."
Higgins Fere on Leaks.
HIGGINS PERE:-"I   confine   the
complaint entirely to the leak."
Higgins Fere Peppery.
HIGGINS PERE (enraged at the effect of Mr. Taylor's examination) :—
"That's well enough to play the monkey before the gallery."
MR. TAYLOR :-"There is no gallery."
COmivusSIONER :—"Mr. Higgins,
you must not use strong language."
HIGGINS PERE:-'T'll use stronger language."
COMMISSIONER :-'You won't. I'll
have no strong language here."
Higgins Pere Crawling Down.
HIGGINS PERE:-"Pendray never
told me that he made lhe alleged threat
to the Government."
Taylor on Air Castles.
MR. TAYLOR.—"What is the substratum of fact on which you built the
superstructure of fiction?"
HIGGINS PERE:—"The typewritten document."
MR. 1AYLOR:—"But that does not
allege that thc Department gave the information,  and  your  editorial  does."
Higgins Fere Wilts Rapidly.
HIGGINS PERE :-"I do not think
everything in the World article of June
16th is justified."
TAYLOR:—"What about that of the
HIGGINS   PERE:-"I    think    that
was fair.   That is my inference."
Higgins Pere Hysterical.
HIGGINS PERE:-"After the Kaien
Island investigation I was prepared to
make almost any charge against the
Government short of murder."
Dramatic Finale and Collapse of
TAYLOR:—"Have you altered your
mind now?"
HIGGINS PERE:-"To some extent.
The evidence has modified my opinion.
I accept the Scotch verdict, not proven.
I don't thing the charges are proved
Oh, Jack, you're a terror."
Provincial Notes.
The Wealth of B. 0.
'The Hon. R. G. Tatlow, Minister of
Finance, in a recent address stated that
last year this Province produced $50,-
000,000, which gives $1,250 for every
white man in B.C. Nothing could so
forcibly emphasize its immense wealth
and the extent of its natural resources,
nor could there be any stronger testimony to the enterprise and skill of its
inhabitants. It is doubtful if this can
be duplicated in the world. With such
a province and such a people the possibilities of the future are almost boundless.
Kootenay Fruit Lands.
A party in a position to know informs us that from Proctor up to the
head of Kootenay Lake, there are
about 15,000 acres of as fine fruit growing lands along the shores as can be
found anywhere in the interior of British Columbia. There is a good opportunity afforded here for business men
to boost this section while th eland craze
is on. For climate, location and transportation advantages, Kaslo offers exceptional advantages. Once conditions
here are known, settlers and tourists
will be flocking here.
Mr. Dunsmuir Wins Out.
No one who has followed the numerous proceedings in the Hopper-Duns-
muir will case was surprised when the
appeal was turned down by the Privy
Council in short order. From the first
it was a hopeless fight on the part of
the petite burlesque actress and her
backers. Under ordinary circumstances
she would have been entitled to and
would have received public sympathy,
which does not often go out to millionaires, but this was so obviously a case
where the Hopper family had already
been more than generously treated that
for once not even a pretty woman could
sway public sentiment, still less un-
bandage the eyes of Justice. It is perhaps a matter of satisfaction that the
New York stockbrokers who went into
the case as a spec, and not Edna, will
have to "pay the piper" to the tune of
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most delightful climate on the Pacific
Coast. Whilst California, Oregon, and
Washington are sweltering with a range
of 90 to no, or even more, Victoria
has this summer had a maximum of 85
and that only for three or four days.
It is quite refreshing to realize that at
tlle moment of writing, and indeed for
days past, the thermometer has not registered more than 75, whilst it is still
go in Seattle and Portland, to say
nothing of the interior. Even highly
favored Nelson registered 90 yesterday.
All visitors to the Capital City declare
that it is the Mecca of tourists and
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Drilling Contest
The successful team in the Machine Drilling contest recently held at Phoenix, B.C., was from thc Gold Drop
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in the time limit.
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I'.R. 1384 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 28, 190b.
% Short Story  *
By Eleanor M. Ingram.
A month elapsed without further incident. It was impossible to do any-
. thing until Cernief gained sufficient
strength to realize what was taking
place around him. Sophia continued
calmly making her preparations for our
wedding. She appeared perfectly contented and happy. I watched her sometimes with positive dislike, as I thought
what her last whim had cost, knowing
she would forget me quite as easily.
The lady with her I had met constantly; her name was Allia Souvarov,
I learned. Sophia was apparently very
fond of her and never showed the
slightest embarrassment having me see
them together. I was forced to the conclusion that Mademoiselle Souvarov had
been too frightened to repeat any message, pernaps had not comprehended it.
Two or three days before our wedding
I found Sophia with an atlas on her
table, poring over it diligently. She
made no attempt to conceal it, but rose
to receive mc with unruffled composure.
I offered no comment, but in spite of
myself my eyes turned more than once
to the open book during the half hour
that followed. Finally she caught the
direction of my glance and flashed an
inquiring smile at me.
"My sudden taste for geography surprises you, sire? Wc ladies must pass
the time somehow. Apropos of tbe Indian Ocean, is Count Cernief to return
The audacity stung me past all caution.
"Count   Cernief   is   dead,"   I    retorted
Sophia's blue eyes opened wondcring-
ly. Without a word or cry the girl at
her side swayed and fell, thc golden-
brown hair slipping its bonds and covering her like a cloak. Sophia cried out
sharply and knelt by her hysterically.
"Allia, Allia," she said in tears, "a
doctor! Let someone bring a doctor.
Wc have killed her, sire. Oh, will no
one bring help—"
In an instant the room was filled witb
people. Thc girl was lifted tenderly
to a couch in the next room nnd a bevy
of women surrounded Sophia with
smelling-salts and glasses of water. But
I was in no mood for trifling and brushed them sternly aside.
"I wish to speak to you," I said to
The hint was enough; they huddled
from the room with terrified glances at
my face.
'Now," I said when we were alone,
"what does  this mean?"
"It is all my fault," Sophia answered,
putting her handkerchief to her eyes.
"Of course I never imagined anything
had happened to poor Adrian, or I
would not have spoken before Allia.
They arc engaged; that is, they would
be if it were not for Baron Souvarov.
You know, sire, be is determined tbat
Allia shall enter a convent, and she is
too timid to oppose him. Even after
admitting she loved Cemief she refused
to let him (akc any Slop? to set her free,
rle begged her to let him tell you, knowing that a single word from you to her
father would be enough, hut she was
afraid. 1 think she would have yielded
if Adrian bad not been ordered away
just then. Afier ihat she was in despair, for by thc time he returned it
would be too late. I had almost decided to interfere myself, sire, and ask
you to help them. Allia was always
delicate and she loved him so much.
What happened to him, sire? Surely
some accident; be was so strong and
"Yes. an accident," T answered
There was a sudden movement in lhe
room beyond and thc doctor appeared
between   the  curtains.
"She is better?" Sophia cried eagerly.
He looked  at  mc and hesitated.
"Mademoiselle      Souvarov    suffered
witb a weak heart, your royal highness,
and the shock—"
"She is dead?" I demanded.
He bowed.
"Death was almost instantaneous,
your majesty."
It is my impression that Sophia
screamed; I turned and left the room.
"The palace," I flung to the orderly
as I stepped into the carriage.
Those we met stared and made way in
consternation. Snowy streets and brilliant crowds passed before me in a
kaleidescopic whirl of color. As we
turned into the avenue a group of
soldiers halted and came to a salute.
In their midst was a prisoner heavily
chained who languidly raised his bead
and gazed at me out of sad dark eyes.
Only a peasant he was, but I caught my
breath and stopped the carriage.
"Where are you taking this man," I
asked thc officer.
"Your majesty, be has been sentenced
to the knout—" he began.
"Set him free," I interrupted curtKy
and sank back on the cushions.
Once in the palace, I paused. I
wished to see Cernicf myself, but not
in the room where he had stood two
months before looking at me with those
clear untroubled eyes. Rather, where
darkness would shield my expression
and help me guard my dignity. After a
moment's consideration I called my
guide and descended again the long,
cold passages.
The door to his cell opened more easily than before. So noiselessly, in fact,
that I stood in the room a little while
before he perceived my presence,
He rose slowly, regarding me fixedly.
I think at first he mistook me for one
of the shapes with which delirium!
must have often peopled his cell.
And looking at him, crippled, helpless,
bis pride ground in the dust, the woman
he loved dead, I offered the only reparation in my power.
"Count Cernief." I said, in a voice the
cold steadiness of which was better than
I had expected, "I have decided that it
is useless to await any information
from you. Your sentence of death will
be carried out."
A sudden light' flashed into the thin
face. "Soon, sire," he asked eagerly,
"And how?" I knew was on his lips.
"You will be shot in half an hour," I
With an effort he drew himself erect
and saluted with almost his old-time
"I thank you, sire," be said, and
smiled into my eyes.
What is this, father, tears? I think
you forget it was twenty years ago.
When   All Is Done.
When all is done, and my last word
is said,
\nd yc who loved me murmur, "He is
Let no one weep, for fear tha tl should
And sorrow too that ye should sorrow-
When all is done and in the oozing clay,
Ye lay this cast-off hull of mine away,
Pray not for me, for, after long despair,
Thc quite of the grave will be a prayer,
suffered loss and grievous
hatred  and  the world's
ovc,  well-
I have
Thc hurts of
And  wounds  so  deep that
tried and pure,
Had not the power to east them or to
When all is done, say not my day is
And that thro' nigbl I seek a dimmer
Say rather that my morn has just begun—
I greet the dawn and not a setting sun.
When all is done.
—-Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Lord Strathcona stated at the annual
meeting of thc Hudson's Company that
only forty years ago the company's
lands in Canada could not have been
sold at six pence per ioo acres. Sale
of such land has now become an important feature of the company's business, the average price per acre obtained last month being l\ 17s. 2d.
AT OORGE PARK.-Nightly, London Bioscope. Biggest and Best Moving Picture Show. Opens Monday
with Fifth Regiment Band.
Model B
16 H. P.
Touring Car
Handsome Side
Long Wheel
This is the remark made hy hundreds of people when they look over thii beautiful model. If you have not seen!
it look for it on the streets of Vancouver or at the showrooms, 83 Pender St., Vancouver, and arrange for a demonstra-1
tion. The car will do the rest. We defv competition by any car iu its class as to mechanical construction, beautv of I
design or perfection in finish. ' •
ENGINE—2-cyllnder oppaed, 16-18
hone power, situated most accessibly
under the bounet-
TRANSMISSION-Sliding fear, 3 speeds forward and
reverse. SHAFT DRIVE, with all workingparts enclosed
frcm dirt or dust and peifectly lubricated.
WADE IN CAHADA-by a factory,
famed for the high-gradecharacterof I
its work.
MODEL C, 4-Cyilnd«r, 34 Horse Power Touring Car.—Roomy body, long wheel-base, ample power, quiet andl
CANADA CYCLE & MOTOR CO., Ld., M Pender St. Vancouver!
Manufacturers of the World's Best Bicycles—Cleveland, Perfect, MasseyHarrls, Brantford, Rambler and Imperial,
Chinese- made Shirts £^Overalls
Week July 30th.
The New
SULLIVAN « CONSIDINE,    Proprietors.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Laura Howe and her Dresden Dolls,
Blue Doll Florence Armitage
Green Doll Leonora Radmore
Lavender Doll  Flossie Hall
Madame Wanda
With her beautiful aud wonderfully educated troupe of coach dogs,
Dave and Percle Martin
Novelty Sketoh and Musical Act.
Carter Taylor ft Co.
Comedy Playlet  "At Camp Rest,"
Frederic Roberts, illustrated song,
"When the Grden Deaves Turn to Gold."
New Moving Pictures
"And ner Name Was Maud."
Prof. M. Nagel's Orchestra
Light Cnvalry Charge Luderi
8et. Irom II Trovatore Verdt
Victoria Agetits for the Nanaimo^Collierles.
New Wellington Coal.
The best household coal in the market at
current rates.   Anthracite coal for sale.
Dealers mi Cord and Cut Wood.
34 Broad Street.
Phone 647
Taxidermist and Pur Dresser
Mounting Large Game Heads
a Specialty.
Authorized Capital $2,000,000.   Subscribed Capital $1,200,000
A General Banking business transacted.   Drafts issued.   Sterling and
Foreign Exchange bought and sold.
SAVINGS BANK DEPT.—Deposits off ( and upwards received and
interest allowed.
Business by mail receives special attention.
Godfrey Booth, Manager Victoria Branch.
British American
Trust Company,
OFFICES : Vancouver, B. C.
Grand Forks, B. C.
Coleman, Alberta, and
Victoria, B. C.
Transacts a General Financial and
Fiduciary Business. Acts as Exel
cutor, Administrator, Trustee, etc]
Buys and Sells High Grade Invest]
ment Securities. Manages, buys]
sells, rents and appraises real <
tate. Collects Rents and Places]
Insurance. Negotiates Loans on
Ileal E"tate. Makes Loans oq
High Grade Securities.
Correspondence Solicited.
Thos. R. Cusa<
fhe Taylor Mill
All kinds of Building Material^
North Government St., Victj THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 28 1906.
Hands Across the Sea,
xchanges With Our Kindred.
Sir Wilfrid and Mr. Gladstone.
So far did Sir Wilfrid Lawson carry
s teetotal opinions that guests at his
ble were not allowed wine. Mr.
adstone, who was accustomed always
'have a glass of port at the end of
dinner, once dined at Sir Wilfrid's
\use, and the champion of temperance
not relax his strict rule even for
great statesman. When Mr. Glad-
Ine returned home he was asked by
\. Herbert Gladstone (so the story
(s)   what   he   had  had   for   dinner.
replied, "Water, Herbert; and very
|le of that, too."
Shortest Route to Canada.
IA railway scheme is in progress in
|ebec which should have the effect
shortening the journey between Can-
and England by 14I/2 hours. The
In is to make Gaspe a maritime stain for Transatlantic traffic with Liv-
pool, and thereby save 582 miles up
St. Lawrence to Quebec.
Marriage Safeguards.
llDiie of the most fertile sources of
fional degeneracy is the marriage of
unfit. There is much to be said in
hor of a medical examination of all
fididates    for    matrimony—  Medical
Copying the Men.
|The emancipation of woman is prowling. During the fashionable hour
Hyde Park a couple of young ladies
re seen riding astride, and urging
sir spirited horses at the top of their
fed. The "outht" of the fair riders
hided rough leather boots reaching
the knee; there was, in fact, a sug-
ition of youthful Buffalo Bill about
im. They seemed to be enjoying
imselves greatly. Behind them rode
stiff solemn groom.
Trouble for Europe.
^iurope is on the eve of events of the
latest gravity. The Russian revolu-
11, which must soon flare up; the
lak-up of the Austro-Hungarian Em-
[e, which is probably near; and the
lompotition of the Turkish Empire
not fail to call the other states into
is.—France Militaire, Parii.
A Timely Caution.
t seems only fair to caution ladies
t the article by Dr. Elmer Gates in
e Annals of Psychical Science on the
nsparency of bodies does not treat of
1 Peekaboo blouse—Punch.
Street Profits.
IV. costermonger whose "barrow pitch'
.ends from Temple Bar to Ludgate
cus earned £20 last week from the
of fruit, which consisted chiefly of
Why the Babies Die.
IVhere tlle married women go out to
rk, there the babies perish.   It is as
tain as the rising of any morrow's
that a  society  which is. founded
|>n,  or whic.  persists  in  exploiting,
non-natural  labor  of    mothers  is
^iired.—The Outlook.
Fatal Accomplishments.
iirom a business point of view there
lothing so fatal for a woman to pos-
as ''accomplishments." The market
flooded with ladies of limited in-
yes, limited brains, and a tremendous
ntity of "taste."—Lady's Realm.
Feminine Criticism.
is perfectly incomprehensible how
11 can go on wearing lhe clothes he
5; how he can balance on his head a
'e black jam-pot with a ledge to if,
kse his limbs in long, tight sacks of
ry hue, and wear round his manly
<at something resembling a shining
al band. Every new fashion for man
comes out appears to me uglier
the last.—Spinner, in M.A.P.
accused him of unprofessional conduct
in accepting less than gold. "Excuse
me," replied the K.C., out I took all
the poor beggar had. I consider that
is not unprofessional."
The Motorists' Reception.
The Colchester magistrates have fined
six motor-car unvers a toal of £30 and
costs for exceeding the speed limit. A
few days before, the Mayor, wnen a
guest of the Essex County Automobile
Club, expressed the hope that motorcars would often visit Colchester.
Iwell known K.C, the "Daily News"
, once took up a brief for nothing
won thc case. 'I he grateful client,
ever, sent a postal order for 15s.
:h he accepted, through fear of giv
offence by sending it back. At thc
mess one of the barristers jocularly
Bathing Costume Fashions.
While there are, happily, few women
of this day who would not be thoroughly ashamed to emerge from tent or machine in the bathing gowns considered
'decent" by their grandmothers, what,
one wonders, would those good women
have thought of us in the brilliant kimonos and dazzling boleros wherein
Fashion has decided that we shall take
our sea baths coram populo this season?
Lady's Pictorial.
AT GORGE PARK.-Nightly, London Bioscope. Biggest and Best Moving Picture Show. Opens Monday
with Fifth Regiment Band.
See the Dinner Table
August 1st and 2nd
Claim No. I.
Further take notice that 30 days after
date I intend to apply to the Honorable
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a special licence to cut and
car.ry away timber from the following
described lands, commencing at post
planted at the N. E. corner of T. L. F.
197 or on the line at comer of said
claim, thence W. 80 chains, N. 80 chains,
E. 80 chains, S. 80 chains to point of
Dated this  i3th day of July, 1906.
p. Mcdonald.
Claim  No.  2.
Take notice that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Honorable
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following
described lands: Commencing at post
planted 30 chains from S. W. comer on
the line of T. L. F. 197, thence W. 80
chains, thence W. 80 chains, S. 80 chains
E. 80 chains to point of commencement.
Dated this 18th day of July, 1906.
p. Mcdonald.
No. 20.
Take notice that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described land,
situate on Tahsish Arm, Kyuquot
Sound, Rupert District:
Beginning at a post planted on the
East boundary of Application No. 13,
about 60 chains south of the northeast
corner thereof, thence east 160 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence west
160 chains, thence south along said
boundary 40 chains to point of commencement.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
No. 21 .
Take notice that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and carry away timber
irom the following described land,
situate 011 Kyuquot Sound, Rupert District:
Beginning at a post planted at the
southeast corner of No. 8 application on
Tahsish Arm, thence north along the
cast boundary of No. 8, 40 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence north 40 chains,
thence cast 80 chains, thence south
•■bout 20 chains to the shore, thence
following the shore southwesterly to
point of commencement, contaianing 640
acres more or less.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1006.
No. 22.
Take notice that 30 days after dale
T intend lo apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described land,
situate on Kyuquot Sound, Rupert District: ' ' ' "'T
Beginning at a post planted at the
northwest corner of Applicaiton N°- 8
on Kokshittle Arm, thence east 40
chains, north 80 chains, ywest 60 chains,
south to the shore of Kokshittle Arm,
thence southeasterly along said shore to
get one mile of southing, thence east
about 40 chains to a point north of the
initial stake, thence south 40 chains
to point of commencement.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
Io. 23.
Take notice that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described land,
situate on the Ka-o-winch River, Kokshittle Arm, Kuyquot Sound, Rupert
Beginning at a post planted on the
north boundary about 20 chains west
0 fthe northeast corner of Application
No. 7, on the east bank of the Ka-o-
winch River, thence east 20 chains, north
160 chains, east 20 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
No. 24.
Take notice that 30 days after date
1 intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described land,
situate! on Kyuquot Sound, Ruper
Beginning at a post planted on the
south shore of Narrow Gut Inlet, thence
south 80 chains, thence east 40 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence east 80
chains, thence about 40 chains north to
the shore of Narrow Gut Inlet, thence
following the shore in a westerly direction to piont of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
No. 25.
Take notice that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described land,
situate on Kyuquot Sound, Rupert
Beginning at a post planted at the
southeast comer of Application No. 1,
on Kokshittle Arm, thence west 80
chains, thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains
to point of commencement, containaing
640 acres more or less.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
No. 26.
Take notice that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a spec-
H license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described land,
situate on Kyuquot Sound, Rupert
Beginning at a post' planted on the
east side of a river unnamed entering
into Clan ninick Harbor about 1V0
miles from the mouth, thence cast 60
chains, north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
south 80 chains, east 20 chains to point
of commencement, contaianing 640 acre
more or less.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
No. 27. ,
Take notice that 30 days after date
1 intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described land,
situate on Kyuquot Sound, Rupert
Beginning at a post planted near the
initial post of Application No. 26, theiice
east 40 chains, tnence south 80 chains,
west 80 chains, north 80 chains, east 40
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14. 1936.
N. 28.
Take notice that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and carry away timber
from the following described land,
situate on Kyuquot Sound, Rupert
Beginning at a post planted on the
west side of Union Tsland about 20
chains south of a group of small islands
in Blind Entrance, thence 80 chains
east, thence 60 chains north, thence 40
chains west, thence 40 chains north,
thence west about 20 chains to the shore
of Blind Entrance, thence southerly
nlong said shore to point of commencement.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1006.
Notice Is hereby given that, on ana
after the 1st day of August, 1906, the lane
within the following defined boundaries
will be known as the Nicola Mn,. .vision:
Starting at a point on the Nicola River
Immediately above the mouth of Agate
Creek; thence northeasterly along 'he
height of land separating the drainage
area of Shuhun Creek from the drainage
urea of Mamete (Gulchon) Creek to a
point northwest of Mamete Lake; thenee
easterly to the crossing of Mamete
Creek immediately north of Mamete
Lake; thence continuing easterly along
the height of land separating the drainage area of Meadow Creek on the north
from the drainage area of Ray Creek
and Nicola Lake on the south; thence
southerly along the height of land separating the drainage area of Nicola Lake
on the south and Stump Lake on the
north; thence easterly along the divide
between the watersheds of Salmon and
Chapperou Lakes to a point where such
divide joins the divide between the drainage areas of Okanagan Lake on the east
and of the Nicola and Similkameen Rivers
on the west; thence following southerly
along the latter divide to a point on such
divide between the headwaters of Deep
Creek on the east and Five-Mile Creek
on the west; thence westerly along the
height ot land forming the northern
boundary of the watershed of Five-Mile
Creek to a point on such watershed due
east of tho north end of Missezula Lake,
thence due west to the head of Missezula
Lake; thence westerly to a crossing ot
Otter Creek where lt Is cut by the northern boundary of Lot No. 1,310; thence
westerly along height of land separating
the drainage area of Otter Creek below
this point on the south from the drainage
area ot Otter Creek above this point und
of the Coldwater River on the north, 10
a point where such height of land meets
the height of land separating the drainage area of the Fraser and Thompson
Rivers on the west from the drainage
area of the Coldwater and other tributaries of the Nicola River above Agate
Creek on the east; thence northerly
along such height of land to the Nicola
Kiver immediately above the mouth of
Agate Creek, the point of commencement.
Minister of Mines.
away limber from the following described lands: Commencing from a post planted at the northeast corner of a smaU
lake about one mile east of Kennedy
Lake, which appears to be the head
waters of Maggio Lake, marked A. M.'s
N. W. corner post, thence east eighty
(80) chains, thence south eighty (SO)
chains, thence west eighty (80) chains,
thence north eighty (80) chains, to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
May 30th, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
south half of Section 16, Township 4,
Range 5, Bulkley Valley, containing 320
acres, more or less.
Notice Is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intfc .d to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase Section Seventeen,
Township four, Range five, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
J. E. BATEMAN, Agent.
Aldermere, B. C, May 15th, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following
described land on the Skeena River, in
Range V., Coast District: Starting from
a post marked "N. M., S. B.," placed
about 20 chains south of the S. W. corner of Lot 353, and thence norih about
1U0 chains to the left bank of the Skeena
itiver; thence followlns southwesterly
said bank to the north boundary of Lot
354; thence east and south along the north
and east boundaries of said Lot 354 to Its
S. E. corner, and thence cast 25 chains
about to point of commencement.
May 19th, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that, sixty days
nfter date, I Intend to npply to tho Hun.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
fnr permission to purchase lhe following
described land on Skeena River, In Range
V., Coast District: Commencing at N. E.
corner of Kitsilas Indian Reserve at post
marked "H. M., S. E. corner"; thence
north 80 chains; thence west about 40
chains to Skeenn River; thence following
the meandering of the Skeena River to
Intersection of Kitsilas Reserve northern
boundary line and river; thence cast 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 400 acres, more or less.
Kitsilas, May 28th, 1906.
Claim No. 1.
Notice is hereby given that, two months
after date, I intend to apply 10 the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and oarry
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing at a posl
planted at the south end of a rocky
knoll about. 20 chains soulh of lhe head
of a small bay Inside Rocky Island,
Kennedy Lake, thence east eighty (SOI
chains, thence south eighty (SO) chains,
thence west eighty (80) chains, thence
north eighty (80) chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or
Per M. J. HAUGEN, Agent.
May 29th, 1906.
Claim No. 2.
Notice is hereby given that, two months
al\er date, I Intend to apply to the lion
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following' described lands: Commencing at a post
planted at the south end of a rocky knoll
nbout 20 chains south of the head of u
small bay Inside Rocky Island, Kennedy
Lake, thence east eighty (SO) cluiins,
ihence north eighty (SO) chains, thence
west eighty (80) chains, thence south
eighty (SO) chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or loss.
Per M. J. HAUGEN, Agent.
May 29th, 1906.
Claim No. 3.
Notice Is hereby given that, two months
ul'.er date, 1 intend to apply to the lion.
Cnief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing at a post
planted at the head of a small buy near
the mouth of Elk River, Kennedy Luke,
ihence south eighty (SO) chuins, thenoe
east eighty (SO) chains, I hence north
eighty (80) chains, thence west eighty (811)
cnains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or les3.
July 4th, 1906.
Claim No. 4.
Notice Is hereby given that, two months
nfter date, I Intend to npply 10 the lion.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing nt post planted
20 chains east of D. W. Moore's N. W.
corner post, near the mouth of Eik River,
thence cast eighty (SO) chains, thence
north eighty (SO) chains, ihence west
eighty (80) chains, thence soulh eighty
(80) chains to point of commencement,
containing 64J ucres, more or less.
Per M. J.  HAUGEN,  Agent.
Mny 2!)th, 1906.
Claim No. b.
Notice Is hereby given thnt, two months
after date, I Intend to npply to the Mini
Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd Works
for a special  license  to  cut    and curry
Claim No. 6.
Notice is hereby given that, two months
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing from a post planted at the northeast corner of a small lake
about one mile east 01 i.ennedy Lake,
which appears to be the head waters of
Maggio Lake, S. J. F.'s S. W. corner
post, thence east one hundred and sixty
(160) chains, thence north forty (40)
chains, thence west one hundred nnd
sixty (160) chains, thence south forty
(40) chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
8. J. FLi',.. ...jii,
May 23rd, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, 30 days
after date, I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
tor special license to cut and carry away
timber from the following described land
ln Port Renfrew District, Vancouver Island, on the west Bide of the Gordon
River, adjoining A. Wheeler's claim on
the southeast corner. Commencing at a
post on the northeast corner marked J.
Young's northeast corner, thence south
80 chains, west 80 chains, north 80 chains,
and east 80 chains to the place of commencement, containing 640 acres. Located June 9th, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that, 30 days
after date, I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for special license to cut and carry away
timber from the following described land
in Port Renfrew District, Vancouver Island, adjoining A. E. Mannell's claims on
the southeast corner: Commencing at a
post on the northeast corner marked A,
Wheeler's (jr.) northeast corner, thence
south 80 chalnB, west 80 chains, north 80
chains, and east 80 chains to the place
ot commencement,  containing 640 acres.
Located June 9th, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, sixty days
after date, I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following
lands situated on Skeena River: Commencing at a post marked "W. H. Cooper's S. W. Co.," planted seventy-live
yards from the junction of Gold Creek
with the Skeena River, on the up-stream
side, thence aest 40 chains, thence north
40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
south 40 chains to point of commencement.
June 16th, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that, sixty days
after date, I intend to apply 10 the chief
Commissioner of Lands und Works for
permission lo purchase the following
lands, situate on Denise Arm: Commencing at a post marked "J. E. H. L.'s N.W.
Corner," thence south 40 chains, ihence
east 40 chains, thence norih 40 chains,
thence west lo point of commencement,
containing 160 acres, more or less.
June 16th, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that, CO aay»
after date, I Intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lunds uud Works for
permission lo purchuse the following described land on llic Skeena River, ln
Range V., Coust District: Starting trom
a post mnrked "J. W. F. S. E.," placed
on thc west boundary of lot 312, Range
V., and thence soulh about 5 chains to
S. W. post of suid lot, thence west about
60 chains to east boundary of Lot 190,
thence south nbout 15 chains to the left
bank of tlie Skeena River; tiience northeasterly along suid bank to the S. W.
corner of said Lot 312, and ihence south
to point of commencement.
May 16th, 1906. _____
Notice is hereby given that, sixty days
after date, I Intend to upply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for pern isslon lo purchase the following
lands, sliuuiu at lingliah Bay, Portland
Canal: Commencing at a post on shore
line mnrked "W. H.'s S. W. Corner,"
tnence eust 20 chains, thenee north 40
chuins, thence wesl to shore line, ihence
southerly along shore line to point of
commencement, containing eighty aires,
more or less.
Staked 25»h May, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, 60 days
after dale, I inlend to npply to tho Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for •jennisslon to purchuse the following
described lnnd on the Skeena Ulver,
Range V., Const District: Starting from a
post located at the northeast corner or
lhe Kitsllns Indian Reserve, and marked
"E. J. McGeachle, S. W. corner"; ihence
north 40 chains; thenee eust 40 chains;
thence south 4(1 chnins; thence west 40
chnins to point of commencement, con-
tuining 160 ncres, more nr less.
Kitsllns, Muy 28th, 1906,
Notice Is hereby given that, 00 days
after date, I Intend to upply to the linn.
Chief Commissioner of Lands und Works
for permission to purchase tlie following
described land, situated nn lhe head of
the Bulkly Ulver: Commencing nt n post
marked II. 11., N. W, corner, thenee running west CO chains; thence soutli 60
chnins; tiience enst 60 chnins; thence
north CO chains to point of commencement, nnd containing 4S0 ucres, more or
W. N. CLARK, Locator.
Bulkly Valley, July 3rd. l'.Klti.	
Notice Is hereby given thai, 'ill days
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works
for permission tn purchuse the following
described lnnd on llic Skeena River,
Range V., Coast District: Commencing at
a post located at thc S, W. corner of E.
J. McGonchie's land and marked "J. M.
McGeaollle'S N. W, corner"; thence
sniith 40 chnins; thence east 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence west 40
chnins to point of commencement, containing ICO ncres, more or less.
J.   M.   McGEACHIE.
Kitsllns,  May 2Sth, 19(16.
Notice is hereby given thnt, sixly dnys
after date, I Intend In apply to the Hon.
Chief Cdiimlsslnner of Lands nml Works
for permission to purchuse tho following
described lnnd on Ihe right bank of tho
Skeena River, Range V, Const iJIstrlct:
Commencing at a post mnrked "James
J. Trorey, Initial pnst," at tlle .Y 10. corner of the New Town Indian Reserve,
thence west, nlong the Indian Reserve
line, 40 chnins: thence north 40 chnins;
thenee enst 10 chnins; thence south along
the Skeenn River tn point of commencement, containing 1G0 ucres. more or less.
Skeena River, May 24lh, 1906. THE WEEK, SATURDAY,   JULY 28. 1906.
4? 9|J9
* A Lady's Letter *
Dear Madge:
The joys of a cool gown on a grilling
day only the owner thereof knows. For
our span of really hot weather may be
short, hut it arrives in real earnest at
last, and to be caught unprepared in
thick skirts or cloth tailor-made is the
very severest punishment the procras-
tinator in clothes can know.
Modes of the moment are therefore—
and presumably will remain for at
least two months Cnraisc the fates!) of
lightest, coolest, most diaphanous materials. Embroidered lawn frocks
strewn with frills and roulades of Valenciennes are the accredited of fashion.
Soft silk belts in palest' tones, with
large handsome buckles, fasten all these
dainty frocks at tne waist, and seem, as
last year, to be a gain in universal favor. When the muslin gown is built
on a white, pink, mauve, or blue foundation, the accompanying belt always
matches in color. So the well-bestowed
girl will have quite a repertoire of
these tones iu her wardrobe.
For afternoon wear the Marie Antoinette style of miinnery is being revived,
and as we are all familiar with the exaggerated shapes that prevailed in the
heyday of this lovely and unfortunate
Queen, it can be realized that hats grow
in irresponsibility, and the present acute
angle promises to become still more so.
The little hat of thc "Princess de"
Lamballe" is a favorite, perched on a
pyramid of curls; and fluttering ends
of tulle and ribbon, so redolent of that
artificially artless period, are reproduced
with all picturesque exactness.
A distinctly pretty innovation is to
be found in the embroidered white linen
shoes which have lately been introduced
to accord with the embroidered linen
frocks that are being worn. These'
shoes are very comfortable and clean
Veils, large and loose, have now come
to be accepted as the usual accompaniment of summer, and many women
wear two—one quite thin and transparent worn over the face, another
draped round the hat-brim and thrown
back to fall down over the shoulders,
A good deal of art is employed in the
way these "voilettes" are draped, by the
I find that no woman considers herself sufficiently clothed this season
(however elaborate her costume), without a capelet, scarf, ruffle, boa, or some
sort of compromise of covering. Many
are the devices in lace, gauze, or chiffon
partaking the triple nature of shawl,
scarf, or boa. It must be conceded,
too, that "a little something," no matter how airy, fairy, and inconsiderable,
gives the necessary "air" of completeness of a frock which, whatever its
merits ,would otherwise look too indoor
for out-of-door.
Now that hay-time has conic hay-
fever has also reappeared, and the sufferings of those stricken with this un-
romantic malady, however real to themselves, seen to afford only amusement
to heartless others. In calling 011 a
friend subject to this "malaise" some
days ago, I was astonished at her husband's agonized request that I would
discard a posy of roses pinned in my
frock before ins wife appeared. "If
she looks at a rose," he added, "we
have twenty-four sneezes straight off."
Now why docs not sonic super-exccl-
lenlly-scicntific doctor discover a cure
for this extraordinary complaint, which
attacks otherwise entirely normal, healthy, persons for six week in the year,
and banishes from ihcir presence roses
when they are at once most beautiful
and welcome? Ts it nerve?, or pollen
acting on the nasal organ, or both? A
fortune surely await? him who exploits
tlie cause and combats it successfully.
There is no finality in anything—even
furniture. It would he interesting to
know, hy the way, who made the first
round dining table, which is surely thc
most ideal kind of table for a small
dining room. Dinner always seems lo
go more cheerily over a round table.
Conversation seems to flow more easily,
and the pictorial effect is good.
The first round table that wc hear of
is the famous one at which King Arthur and his knights sat in the early
days of chivalry and shaped their councils. For the sake of that illustrious
company and the enchanting tales and
legends which have been woven around
them and their magic circle the round
table must always be dear to British
hearts. Apropos of dining tables Weiler
Bros, have a splendid stock on view,
among which are some choice specimens
of the round table.
An American journal with an amazingly clever habit of threshing out
social problems by means of lurid headlines has been asking all creation iti
opinion of women in business. This
riddle is the direct result of drastic
measures taken by some employers of
fair feminity, the said companies having
"broomed" hundreds of female workers
and replaced them by the mere but
mannerly male. This bold procedure
has naturally led to frank discussion
and dissatisfaction on the part of the
dethroned damsels and their supporters,
but the unanswerable charges of inefficiency and incivility brought forward
by the authorities in question are not
easily disposed of.
That girls as post-office or other
clerks do not recognize the necessity of
bare civility to the public has long been
felt. Journalists have been brilliantly
satirical on the topic, and the public
has agreed in sorrowful silence, but
nothing has been done. In Chicago the
postmaster has, however ,arisen in his
might and declared his disbelief in the
'fitness" of women for tasks as postal
clerks. Further,. one hears that this
opinion is spreading amongst employers
of labor. So it behooves the "young
ladies" of Canada to look to their office-stools, lest, in being so particular
about being "young lidies,," and so careless about their attitude to a long-suffering public, they may lose the support the public indirectly brings them.
As to the correct dress for men during these hot summer months a visit
to Chapman's, Vancouver, will soon relieve you of any doubt. Their splendid
assortment of flannel suits in all the
popular shades speaks for the up-to-
dateness of this firm.
A good head of hair is so inestimable
a boon that it is strange to note how
many women seem to neglect those
every-day attentions to their tresses
which can alone ensure its remaining
in a condition of health and luxuriance.
And here I should like to put in a word
for Madame Kosche's hair dressing
parlors on Douglas street, where one
can get a delightful shampoo at any
It seems characteristic of the present
somewhat material age that whatever
"nuance" happens to be in the zenith
of fasmonable favor it must he named
after some edible. With currant, raspberry, burgundy, and wine, angelique,
pistache, and almond we were all positively satiated, and now we are likely
to have a surfeit of mushroom and fig,
these being the most recent additions.
The latter is a particularly pretty tone
of green, of course, the former an exquisite shade nt brown.
Japanese children have tlle most won-
derful'dolls' houses in tlle world. They
are most completely furnished, have lit—
lie cages for chirruping insects instead
of birds, and even tiny bokcases filled
with doll's poetry hooks about the size
of an ordinary postage stamp.
And now the corset is doomed. Paris
faddists have started a campaign to induce society women to abandon this
article of dress. Thousands of circulars have been been sent to fashionable
folk, pointing out that Bulgaria is far
ahead of France in that all important
matter, The minister of instruction in
that country has issued an order forbidding girls in lhe public schools and
colleges to wear corsets on pain of instant expulsion.
1 have often spoken of "Mumm" as
the loveliest tipple for those who like
everything just so, but this week I have
had signal evidence of its efficacy in
exhilarating an invalid.   It
% Social and        $
$ Personal. *
Mrs. Hugo Beaven entertained at the
ever popular bridge on Tuesday afternoon last.
* *   *
Mrs. Phipps was hostess at a small
bridge party given on Saturday evening
* *   *
Mrs. J, S. Harvey is at home again
after having spent a couple of days at
* *   *
Miss Eberts is visiting Mr. and Mrs.
D. M. Eberts, Gorge road.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Whiteley are guests
at "Cherrybank." Mr. Whiteley is
manager of the Royal Bank of Canada.
* *   *
Mr. George Shaw and family intend
leaving shortly for Golden.
* *   *
Mrs. Berkeley is entertaining a number of her friends this afternoon and
evening at a beach party ,at her camp.
* *   •
Mrs. T. S. Gore gave a most delightful picnic on Saturday last, the
guests going by train to Shawnigan,
where luncheon was given by Mrs.
Hunter. The guests were: Mr. and
Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
Gore, Mr. and Miss Russell, Mr. and
Mrs. Hartley, the Misses Gaudin, the
Miss Montieth, Miss Barton, Miss
Newling, Miss Arbuckle, Mr. Arbuckle,
Mr. Arthur Gore, Mr. Goddard, Mr.
Foote, Mr. Heisterman, Mr. Robertson,
Mr. Johnson, and others.
* *   *
The Governor and Mrs. Dunsmuir,
accompanied by Mrs. Bromley and the
Misses Dunsmuir, are in Vancouver, and
are taking part in the croquet tournament.
* *   *
The croquet tournament at "Riehue-
bune," the residence of Mr. and Mrs,
Flumerfelt, finished on Saturday, the
first prizes being won by Mrs. Audaine
and Mr. Robin Dunsmuir, and the second by Miss Eva Loewen and Mr.
Brian Tyrwhit Drake.
* *   *
Miss Peety Drake has returned from
a visit to Miss Gladys Perry at Duncans.
* *   *
Mrs. C. C. Worsfor'd has been the
guest of her mother, Mrs. Charles,
Fort street, for the past week, and returned home to Westminster this morning.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs, N. F. Kendall, of Greenwood, have been guests at the Dallas.
* *   *
An official dinner was given at Government House on Monday evening
last at which the following iiuests were
present: The Bishop of Columbia and
Mrs. Perrin, Archbishop Orth, the Hon.
W. and Mrs. Templeman, Chief Justice
and Mrs. Hunter, Col. and Mrs.
Holmes, Hon. Senator and Mrs. Macdonald, Hon. Senator and Mrs. Riley,
Mr, and Mrs. Justice Irving, Mr. and
Mrs. Justice Duff, Col, and Mrs. Jones,
Col, English, Capt. and Mrs. Tatlow,
Hon. Speaker and Mrs. Pooley, thc
Mayor and Mrs. Morley, Major and
Mrs. Audanie, Mr. and Mrs. Robin
Dunsmuir, Mrs. Bromley, Aliss Drake,
Miss Dunsmuir, the Misses Dunsmuir,
Mr. Justice Drake, Captain Drake, and
Mr. Muskeet.
* *   *
The many friends of Mrs. George L.
Courtney will be pleaded to learn that
she is convalescing rapidly at St. Joseph's hospital.
...   #   $
Miss Gaudin spent the holiday at
Cadboro Bay, the guest of Mrs. Griffiths and  Mrs.  Stuart Robertson.
* *   *
The tennis tournament commences on
Monday, the 301I1, at tl*c Belcher street
* *   *
Mrs. McCallum entertained at the tea
hour on Wednesday last at her residence, Lampson street. The tea table
was remarkably pretty, being decorated
in thc different pink 'ones of sweet
peas and gypsophlia, with greenery. The
hostess received in the garden, looking
very handsome in a black gown trimmed with rare old lace. Clock golf was
ithe chief amusement, many of the
ladies competing, and the prize being
won by Mrs. King. The guests were:
Mr. and Mrs. Poolev, the Misses
Pooley, Senator and Mrs. Macdonald,
Mrs.  Good, Mrs. Jonc,  Mrs.  Powell,
nnrp innii-1Mrs' Langworthy, Mrs. Lewis Cuppage,
pure ton c I Mjss   Dimsmu|ri   Mrs_   Blandy>   MrSi
and stimulating properties   are simply spratt, Mrs. Hickman Tye, Mrs. Beau
Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs. Levewen,
Mrs. T. S. Gore, Miss Arbuckle, Mrs.
Angus, the Misses Angus, Mrs. Pemberton, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Leute, Mrs.
Muspratt-Williams, Miss Drake, Mrs.
Holmes, Mrs. King, Mrs. Kilhomme,
Mrs. Carmichael, Mrs. Gibb, Mr. and
Mrs. Cooper, Rev. Baugh Allen and
Mrs. Allen, Bishop and Mrs. Perrin, |
and many others. '
* *   *
The garden party held on Tuesday
afternoon by the Ladies' Aid of the
Church of Our Lord, in the garden of
Mrs. Dennis Harris, Superior street,
was an unqualified success from evxery
point of view. It was an ideal day for
such a gathering, in the cool shade and
among the lovely roses and other flowers, so that it is not surprising that a
large number were present. Mrs. and
Miss Harris received the guests, and tea
and refreshments were served by Mrs.
and Miss McTavish, assisted by the
Misses Fawcett and Wilson and others.
Ice cream was served by Mrs. Higgins.
A candy stall was in charge of Misses
W. Wilson and M. Gladstone, and a
stall for the sale of fancy articles did
good business in the hands of Mrs.
Gladstone, Mrs. Jacob and Miss Law-
son. Thanks are due to very man who
contributed to the success of the gathering, and not less to the ladies who
rendered music, instrumental or vocal,
Mrs. Harris, Miss Nicholson and Miss
Jenny Lawson.
* *   *
Miss Ida Hughes, niece of Lieut.-Col.
Sam Hughes, M.P., who has been staying at Cherry Bank, left on Thursday
for Seattle to visit her brother .
* *   »
Don't forget the Flower Show and
Mrs. Barnard's special prize for hanging
baskets, greenhouse plants and cut
flowers. Table decorations will be a
*     THE STAGE ^
Kenny and Westfall have secured th:
entire American and Canadian rights fo:
Florence Gale, of Margaret Mayo's nevj
play 'Love's Victory." It will receivl
an elaborate production and will he sen]
out next September with Miss Gale anf
a fine supporting company.
Allen Doone will open his forthcon
ing tour in "Kerry Gow" the comiti
season at Sidney, C.B., August 27th ail
will extend as far west as Denver, Col
and probably a Pacific Coast tour wl
follow for the early spring months.
It will be gratifying news to our bel
ter class of theatre-goers to know thi
Florence Gale,  who  achieved  such
brilliant success  when  in this  city
couple of season's ago in a magnified!
production of lite charming    Shakef
perian comedy "As You Like It," is
appear the coming season in a new pis]
by  Margaret    Mayo,  entitled  "L
More Bouquets.
This week our editorial heart has
been gladdened by the receipt of two
more bouquets, which, with a full consciousness of human frailty, and making every allowance for the generosity
of our admirers, we cannot refrain from
quoting as a slight set off to the far from
flattering things which the Victoria
Times says about us when the editor
mixes. The first is from the Cowichan
"The Week" is a very good paper
and has had quite an effect in this Province. The paper is well gotten up
and its editorials are generally good.
The article "Gone Away," by "W," in
the issue of June 14, was very good.
"The Week" is alright.
The next is an extract from one of
the foremost writers and thinkers in
Los Angeles:
"Do I read The Week? I think I
do. Including the stories, although as
a rule I do not indluge in bonbons. I
do not think I ever met with any paper
the size of The Week which can equal
it in good style and originality. Its
fearless attitude on all important questions, its high moral tone, and its distinct tendencies along altruistic lines
deserve the most sincere appreciative
support of the community. The similies
and metaphor are always well chosen,
and the whole is simply a literary treat
rare among journals.
Margaret Mayo's  new play, "Love!
Victory," which will be seen in tl
city is a pretty romance of the days
the Austro-Italian  conflict.     Florenc
Gale will be seen in the leading
and will be supported by a magnificer
London Oorrespondent.
"If you see the Editor of the Weed
please thank him for me for the type il
which he sets his first page. It' shoull
be a revelation to Canada. The Weej
seems to be the only paper in the couij
try that has discovered that people pre
fer good type even if it means lej|
"This is the cry
That echoes through the wilderness
Through  song and  sorrow,    day ar
death and birth:
"It is the high
Wail of the child with all his life
Man's last dumb question as he reacha
Questions are never   indiscreet,  answers sometimes are.
John Bull's Attitude.
, 1
Very few Englishmen know anythin
about this country, and most of thetj
do not desire to know.   It is an oil
saying that John Bull is a Conservative
but probably we Americans, ever seel
ing some new thing, are slow to gras
his real attitude, which is that of 01
absorbed in his own business and wis!
ing not  to  be   disturbed.—Sun,   Ne
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