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New Spring Novelties
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Price 5 Cents.
Wanted, Settlement!
British Columbia Requires Farmers and a Policy of Encouragement
—The Dykes Adjustment Act Considered.
lu the midst of discussion of various
topics Of the hour iii the legislature there
is one subject thnt seldom commands
consideration and one whicli should lie
foremost in the minds of the public men
of this province. Thnt is the question
of tlie settlement of British Columbia's
farming hinds! Our financial difficulties,
great as they are; should not be nllowed
to absorb, the Administration to tlie exclusion of a policy so necessary to the
development of the province and one
which, if pursued with intelligence and
liberality, would soon change tlie complexion of provincial finance. Construction of railways, of roads aud trails is
of great importance iu opening up new
territory or in rendering profitable industries how lying idle for want of transportation facilities, but there is one consideration that should not be overlooked,
namely, the settlement ot agricultural
lands already within reach of roads and
• railways but lying idle for reasons largely attributable to the absence of a strong
agricultural policy on the part of the
various governments which have managed the affairs of the province during
the past decude.
Owing lo the enterprise of gentlemen
interested iu the Okanagan valley und to
the successful fruit trade built up tiy
fruit growers there witli the Northwest
Territories, settlement iu the Oknniigan
is proceeding apace, but there aro other
sections of the province as favorably
situated iu every respect whicli do not
appear to be attracting settlement. This
is noticeably the case witli the dyking
districts of tlie Fraser valley, lt is true
that of lute the Chilliwack district has
begun to attract new settlers, but it appears that tlle provisions of the Dyking
Adjustment Act endanger the continuation of the movement. Whether rightly
or wrongly, the people of Chilliwack
honestly believe that the act will do them
great injustice, and a strong sentiment
against the measure exists—so strong
that the era of prosperity iu that fertile
valley is likely to be closed unless the
government is able to recast the provisions of the act so as to remove cnuse
for dissatisfaction. It is said that should
tue present Dyking Act become law, the
people of Chilliwack are prepared to meet
its provisions with "passive resistance."
It must be realized thnt in drafting this
measure the government has honestly
tried to meet the difficulties of the situation in a just and generous spirit; that
the result of the effort is not altogether
satisfactory is not surprising. On the
one hnud, the financial condition of the
treasury has to be considered; on the
other hand, there are the interests of tlie
settlers and the desire, possessed by Mr,
McBride's cabinet, to encourage settlement. These dykes have long been a
source of anxiety to British Columbia
governments, and Mr. McBride deserves
credit for undertaking n tusk which, it
is certain his predecessors in office fought
shy of. But while admitting this, nnd
admitting the many difficulties that beset
a solution of the question, it may slill
be urged that the measure before the
legislature can stand improvement—
especially iu the direction of encouraging
settlement by lightening the burden upon
the settlers who for yenrs have been
working to build up our farming industry—especially upon those also who have
been least benefitted by the dyking
works.   The people of Chilliwack nppenr
willing enough to pay their fair share of
(lie actual cost of effective work, but it
is claimed, and with considerable show
of reason, that money has been wasted
hy the officials in charge of the dykes
who have expended money in ineffectual
work, and are even now occupied in
building an expensive and unnecessary
wing dam. At all events n spirit of distrust and opposition has been raised at
Chilliwack which must have most harmful effect upon the settlement of Chilli-
iu sore need of settlers. Our financial
troubles would be lightened very' greatly
if the larger proportion of farm products
consumed in British Columbia were
growu within our own borders. The annual bill for imported farm produce is
enormous. Our money goes to enrich
the farmers nnd dairymen of Washington, Oregon and California, and great
tracts of our richest farm lands Jie idle.
With this state of affairs existing, we
consider that the government con nfford
to be generous—nny, should be generous
to the settler, and should be willing to
bear the responsibility of incurring debt
in order to attract settlers to the province. If the lands on the Fraser were
settled by practical farmers conditions
would very soon change for tlie better.
The Passing Show.
Comment on Affairs of the Week—The Island Railway Deal—
Disgraceful Treatment of an Old Lady.
This hns been n busy week in the pro-
vincinl capital—busy, that is, for the
gossips. Trade is not brisk. The weather
has been uncertain, though wc have hnd
more fine weather than wet, and so tlie
spring trndo has not got into full swing.
It is no secret that "money is tight" in
Victorin, due principally to lack of confidence on the pnrt of the business people and reflected in th© rather "close"
policy of the banks. However, this stnte
of nffnirs cannot last, for although there
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In the memorandum submitted to the Federal Government it is clearly shown that during 32 years the Province contributed
to the revenues of Canada the sum of $49,397,238 and has received in expenditures iu return $32,454,382. The excess of contributions over expenditures being about $17,000,000. Owing to the character of this country the cost of administration per
head of population is very much higher than in the other provinces, and will increase, while we have already all the taxation
we can bear If British Columbia is to continue in business we must have fair treatment from Ottawa—we must have better
ternis.—Premier McBride in Legislature, February 17, on moving resolution for Better Terms, which was carried unanimously
wack lands and which must have some
foundation for its existence. We appeal
to the government to reconsider the situation and if it is in their power to relieve
the people from any cause for complaint,
to do so. It is to be deeply regretted
that one of the men who should be most
active in promoting thc welfare of the
Frnser valley, Mr, .Tohn Oliver, himself
one of the settlers, should have injured
tiie cause and wasted his opportunity by
nn uncalled for and pnrtiznn attack upon
tlie Premier nnd the Chief Commissioner
when speaking on this measure in tlie
lekislature. Thnt is not the way to
tackle the question. Mr. Munro knew
better, and it is largely on account of ihe
statesmanlike appeal mnde to the House
by the member for Chilliwack, thnt The
Week feels compelled to take up thc
cause of the present and future settlers
on the dyked lands. The situation is
serious and it demands serious consideration; it does not demand—nor enn it be
benefitted by—partizan abuse and shouting to the gallery,   British Columbia is
35 Cents per Found
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DlXI H. ROSS & Co., Independent Cash Grocers.
Not only would our productiveness be
vastly increased but the province would
hnve many prosperous communities able
and willing to bear their share °f 'he
cost of administration. If it were possible—and we know it is not under existing circumstances—it might lie sound
policy to reduce the proposed dyking
charges by more than half. As it is, the
best that can be recommended is further
reduction and more equitable distribution—always favoring the settler nnd settlement of unoccupied lands. The subject is commended to the consideration
of our legislators and the public generally.
*     THE C. P. R.
After careful consideration of
the proposals of the Canadian Fn
cific Railway Company for construction in Southern Britisli Columbia, Premier McBride has informed thc representatives of the
company that he can have no dealings with them ou the terms proposed.
Mr. McBrlde's decision will be
acceptable to the majority of the
people and of his party, for it will
prevent the possibility of the whole
of Southern British Columbia from
becoming a preserve of the big corporation. Any agreement with th"
0. P. R. to the exclusion of other
railway projects would uot be in
accordance with tne wishes of the
Is again uncertainty as to the future of
the Island railway, Victoria's prospects
for r, splendid summer aud fall trade
wero never so bright as they are this
The food for gossip during tlie week
has been plentiful nnd varied. First of
all came the announcement, made by the
Victoria Times on last Snturdny nfter-
noon, that, tho deal between Mr. James
Dunsmuir and tho Cnundinn Pacific
Railway Compnny for tlie sale of thc
Esquimalt & Nanaimo railway was
"off." This caused great surprise and
considerable regret. The E. & N. employees had received notice to quit and,
as a matter of fact, C.P.R. men already
had been placed on tho road and the line
practically was in tho hands of the big
corporation. Tho Colonist, which might
bo assumed to ho authoritative iu regard
to Mr. Dunsmuir's affairs, stated editorially on Mondny that tho deal is not off,
but merely delayed, no reason for tlie
hitch in negotintions being specified. The
reason, however, is sufficiently clear. For
some time past negotintions hnve been
in progress between the provincinl government and Mr. Dunsmuir for the purchase by the former of tho hig tract of
land—the remainder of tlie original E. &
N, land grant—still in Mr. Dunsmuir's
possession. It has been said on the authority of Mr. Dunsmuir, that n syndiente
nlso hns made an offer for the territory,
but the question of tlie right of the
provinee to tax this land after the sale
of the railway hns arisen like a spectre
in the path of progress.   It is understood
that ihe provincial government is averse
to paying the price nsked by Mr. Dunsinuir for his hind, and the value of the
laud is, of course, very greatly reduced
to auy other buyer if taxes are to be
levied upon it. The result is that if the
railway is sold to the C.P.R. Mr. Dunsmuir may find a great tract of land on
his hands and a big annual hill for provincial taxes to be met. This consideration may have had something to do with
tho proposal of the government to reduce
taxation ou wild Inuds from $5 to $3—
n proposnl, however, which did not meet
the npproval of the Legislature, which
accepted a compromise of $4. It is very
doubtful if any buyer could bo found for
the E. & N. lands with tlie prospect of
provincial taxation on the existing scale;
neither docs Mr. Dunsmuir enjoy thc
prospect of paying taxes on what is to
him a species of White Elephant. He is
forced therefore into the position of declaring tho deal with tlio C.P.R. "off,"
until and unless the situation is changed.
11 is by no menus denr that ou tlie sale
of the railway the lands in question
would become taxable. As the Attorncy-
Ueiiernl said in tho Legislature on Tuesday, this right of taxation wns not perfectly clenr. In the ngreemcut—to which
the Dominion government wns n party—
between the province nnd the E. & N.
compnny, it was stipulated thnt so long
ns the company operated the rnilwny tlie
hinds granted should bo free from taxation, or iu other words that tlie lands
were granted "for railway purposes" and
so long as used for railway purposes
should be nou-taxable. By selling tho
rnilwny Mr. Dunsmuir breaks bis contract, aud the lauds may be taxable.
Nevertheless an attempt to tax them
certainly would be met by strong opposition. Tho matter enmc up before the
railway committee at Ottawa on Tuesday, when Mr. Ralph Smith's bill to
confirm tho sale of the road wns under
consideration. In this bill there is a
clause perpetuating the exemption of
tho E. & N. lands from taxation—which
raises, although it hardly can affect, existing provincial rights. Tho clause was
opposed by Mr. Duncau Ross, M.P., and
.Mr. Galliher, M.P., but Mr. Macpherson
(Vancouver) argued that tho province
would he no worse off thnn at present
while the railway would be operated to
greater advantage. Mayor Barnard, on
behalf of Mrs. Joan Dunsmuir, opposed
the passage of the bill, on the ground
thnt her son's proprietorship of linlf of
tho rnilwny was being contested in the
law courts of the province. Further consideration of the bill was postponed until
April 0. Thero is one complication possible, namely, that it may be too late for
Mr. Dunsmuir to withdraw from the
deal. Of this, however, we cannot write
authoritatively, and otherwise the situation seems clenr enough—nud the outcome doubtful.
Considerable comment hns been henrd
of Into on the subject of the contract for
tho construction of the new C.P.R. hotel
iu this city. Tho compnny hns awarded
tho contract to a United States firm,
and many citizens think that this was
hardly fair. Without authoritative information in regard to the tenders received it is difficult to criticise the decision of the C.P.R. officials; but still we
agree that if nt nil feasible the contract
should havo been given to n Britisli Co-
lumbinn firm. Tho city hns done n good
deal to secure this hotel, and some consideration of local industry would not
hnve been out of place. The employment
of Chinese labor on the foundations by
tho contractors for that work also has
been much disapproved, and with reason.
No doubt the contracting firm have had
n difficult proposition financially, but the
employment of Chinese on this sort of
work is a doubtful economy and objec-
tionnblo in every other wny.
In the Legislature matters of more
thnn pnssing interest have been under
consideration.   Tho Budget speech, Mr. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL i, 1905.
Henderson's anti-wig bill—ono of those
fanciful measures that do no earthly
good to any one and waste a great deal
of time—and further debate on the Assessment Act constituting the principal
business. These matters aro dealt with
One of tlie most disgraceful instances
of "red-tape" that has come under our
notice for many years is the case of Mrs.
Margaret Norrington, an aged lady, who,
it is said, came recently to this continent
from New Zealand. Mrs. Norrington is
75 years of age. About a month ago she
readied San Francisco in search of her
sister whom she believed to be residing
ill Oakland. The -San Francisco immigration authorities deported her to Victoria, where she was informed her sister
hnd gone, but on arrival here she learned
that her sister had departed to the
Yukon. She was sent bnck to Snn Frnn-
c!sco.   The authorities there deported her
Mayor Barnard, in his capacity as
lawyer for Mrs. Joan Dunsinuir, appeared before tho railway committee iu
Ottawa on Tuesday to oppose the passage of tho bill to authorize the sale of
tho E. &N. His objection was that ownership of a portion of Hie railway—tne
share willed by flic late Mr. Alexander
Dunsmuir to Mr. James Dunsmuir—is
under dispute in the Supreme Court. Mr.
Barnard, according to telegraphic reports, went out of his way to attack Mr.
Jas. Dunsmuir, who, he snid, took no interest in the welfare of Vancouver
Island. For this he has been taken to
task by the Colonist. Of course, the
public is not concerned—or should not be
—with differences between members of a
family and tlie character of Mr, Dunsinuir certainly has nothing to do witli
the railway committee at Ottawa.
The hearing of the appeal in tho suit
of Hopper vs. Dunsmuir was resumed
this week before tlie Full Court, consisting of tlie Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Irving and Mr. Justice Martin. Counsel for
tbo plaintiff, Edna Wallace Hopper nnd
the intervenor, Mrs. Joan Dunsmuir, are
Jir. E. V. Bodwell, K.C, H. D. Helmcken, K.C, Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper,
K.O., und D. M, Rogers; for the respondent, Mr. James Dunsmuir, Mr. E. P.
Davis, K.C, and Mr. A. P. Luxtou. After an agreement had been made between
opposing counsel to limit tlie time occupied in tho hearing of argument so ns
to conclude by April 10, Sir C. H. Tupper opened proceedings by reference to
tlie decision rendered by Judge Coffey in
Snn Francisco, setting aside the probate
of Alexander Dunsmuir's will, in consequence of which he wished to amend his
pleadings. That decision was final and
conclusive and could not bo appealed
from. Jir. Luxton said that lie hnd been
instructed Hint the decision wns subject
to nppenl. The order had not been entered; and before this was done nn order
would ho mnde to prevent it. Proceeding
witli bis argument, Sir Hibbert Tupper
alleged undue influence being exorcised
upon tho testator in regard to the execution of both the will of 189S and that of
1800. He traced the various vital points
calculated to show conspiracy to influence tlie testator to make a will for the
particular benefit of tho defendant. Ho
paid especial attention to a review of Hie
evidence of the witness Ix>we, whom he
stigmatized ns n soJf-confesscd perjurer.
Counsel denounced the actions of the defendant.   The ease is proceeding.
A big public meeting, convened by
Acting Mayor Goodacre, on Tuesday
pronounced in favor of celebrating Victoria Dny with the usual festivities, A
management committee, consisting of
Lieut.-Col. Hall, Aid. Fell, Aid. Hall,
Mr. H. D. Helmcken, Dr. Carter. Jir,
Gnreshe, Mr. N. Shakespeare and Jir.
L. Eaton, was appointed. Mr. W. 0.
Moresby was made secretary and Jir. E.
C. Smith, lion, treasurer. It was suggested that Mr. Virtue be nsked to undertake the collection of subscriptions. The
celebrations this year will cover two
days, Mny 23rd nnd 24th, A big programme of attractions will be arranged.
profession of teaching, ln 1849 he came
to Canada, and after a period of school
work took up journalism. In 1809 he
was appointed collector of customs and
inspector of inland revenues for the
Northwest. He accompanied Hon, Wm.
Macdougnll on his well-known journey
to take possession of the Territories, and
got as far as Pembina, when the party
were prevented by Louis Riel and his
half-breeds from entering upon the
promised land. Subsequently Mr. Begg
was appointed emigration commissioner
in Scotland by the Ontario government,
and did good work in that capacity. Returning lo Canada, Jir. Begg came to
the Northwest, and when 59 yenrs of
age came lo this province. In '94 he
published a history of British Columbia,
and later was one of the foremost champions of the Canadian claims in . the
matter of the Alaska boundary. Mr.
Begg was married twice, and leaves
many descendants. Of late years his
age began to tell upon his vigorous constitution, and his death was not unexpected. Jir. Begg was n well known
figure in Victorian life, nnd his death
will be regretted by a large circle of
The Victoria Cricket Club organized
at a recent meeting. Sir Henri Joly de
Lotbiniere is honorary president, and .Mr.
0. E. Pooley nnd Dr. J. D. Helmcken,
honorary vice-presidents. Jir. Dewdney
is president nnd J. C. Barnacle, secretary, j
A meeting of the executive of the Victoria Lacrosse Club was held on Tuesday evening. It was decided to organize
n city league to include intermediate and
junior teams. A general meeting of the
club is to be held on the 7th inst. A subscription was received from Messrs. Jlel-
drani & Moloney.
Percy Cove, who has appeared in two
boxing matches in this city and earned
a good reputation on each occasion, has
been matched to box twenty rounds to u
decision with Collie Hill at the Savoy
theatre on April 13. lt should prove an
interesting event in local sporting circles.
The children's annual athletic sports
w.,1 be held at Oak Bay on April 20.
Hillside baseball club organized for thc
season ou Wednesday evening, and will
have a team in the city senior league.
Alexander Begg, a writer well known
in British Columbia, died in New York
on Saturday lnst at the age of nearly 80
years. Tho late Mr. Begg was born in
Caethnesshire, Scotland, and was the
son of a farmer and miller of Watlen
Parish. Ho was educated at a private
school, and at tho Edinburgh Normal
school, and for some years following the
"Bunchgrass," Kamloops:—There wits
a large attendance of members at the
annual general meeting of the Kamloops
Polo Club held on Saturday lust at the
old Bank of Commerce chambers, when
the following officers were elected for the
year: Honorary president, W. J. Roper,
~.sq.; president, R. II. Alexander; vice-
president, Capt. E. A. Nash; secretary,
II. G. Pangman; captain, A. Winterbot-
toin; vice-captain, W. L. Fernie; committee, N. J. Hopkins, W. W. Wood, W.
V. Richardson. The prospects for this
season look very bright ns there is quite
a lot of uew players available. The club
has suggested a polo tournament to the
Dominion exhibition authorities as one of
the attractions for the exhibition next
fall, two good teams at least could be
selected from tlie clubs of the upper
country, provided sufficient inducement
were given to them, nud if an American
tenm could be induced to come over, too,
there is no doubt thnt it would prove a
big attraction. Tbe first practice takes
place next Saturday, nud there is going
lo be a good turn out.
Tho weekly run of the Victoria Hunt
Club took place on Saturday last from
Hillside avenue. The course led over
Messrs. King's, Glendenning's and Tol-
mie's land, finishing at Ccdnr Hill. The
going was very good and the jumps
higher thnn usual. There was only one
spill, and the rider was rather badly
shiiken up, but not seriously hurt. Those
who enjoyed the run were Miss Pooley,
Miss K. Devereux, Jliss Oney Irving,
Col. English, Cnpt. Cockburn, Capt. Martin, Jir. Geary, H.A.; Mr. Parks, Jir.
Bradburn, Jir. L. H, Gnruett, Jir. Banister, nud Jir. Cecil Drake. Thc next
run will be from the Burrncks this afternoon (Saturday) at 2.30 o'clock.
After a long wait, members of the opposition nre now hnving their fling at
the government.
Tenders for Police Clothing and Helmets
Up to 4 O'clock p- m., Monday,  April
3rd, 1905.
Tenders will be received by the undersigned for Police Clothing and Helmets
in accordance witli specifications and
samples to be seen in the office of the
undersigned, to whom tenders must be
addressed, properly signed, sealed and
endorsed " Tenders for Clothing and
The Corporation reserves its right not
to accept any tender.
Purchasing Agent for tbe Corporation of
the City of Victoria.
City Hall, Victoria, B. C, March 29II1,
Accommodation in private
house for party of three or four,
exceptionally well furnished rooms.
Private sitting room, piano, all
conveniences, 'phone central, with
or without board.    Apply to
110 Michigan Street.
At our large Salesroom, Old Church,
corner Broad and Pandora Streets
Bedroom Suites, Beds, single and
double; Box, Wool and Hair Mattresses;
Oak Ex. Dining Table; Chairs; Good
Carpets; Curtains and Poles; Glassware;
Crockery; Washing Machine; 2Goul
Sewing Machines; Pictures; Cutlery:
Rugs; Matting; Oilcloth; Hanging mo
Table Lamps; Bed Lounge; Siuglc B.
W. Lounge; Gasoliers; Large Fiencb
Range; Stoves; Kitchen Uteucils; Bedding; Mirrors; Tools; Lawu Mowers, etc
Terms Cash.
Dom. Govt. Auctioneer.
Above Sale has beeu postponed unlii
Tuesday, April 4th.;   .
Under Instructions received fnm Mrs.
A. Crowther, I will sell on Tuesday, tlie
4th day of April, ut 11 a. m., at 98 Yates
Street, corner Douglas, all the furniture
and effects of the Cambridge H< use,
consisting of a complete outfit and fur
nishings of a well appointed Lodging
House,   Goods now on view.
Terms Cash.
14 Chancery Lime, Victoria.
Charles Addison left for .the "Old
Country" this week after an absence of
nearly a quarter of 0 century. Jir. Addison is well known throughout the upper Okanngan vnlley, and was one of
the original owners of the townsite of
Lansdowne, nnd declining to hand over 11
considerable portion to the promoters of
the S. & 0. Rnilwny, the rond nv.de
Armstrong tbe town. Jir. Addison lias
recently sold some of his farm land near
Armstrong as well as his harness business, and purposes giving some of ids
boyhood friends a genuine surprise party
on bis arrival at Wellington, Durham
county, his old home.
Jir. F. B. Ward, pnrt owner of   the
Alexander    Ranch,    Ranton,    Alberta,
spent a few days in Victorin lnst week.
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At their homo on Pembroke street ou
Monday, the 27th, Jir. nnd Mrs. John
Kinsman, pioneer citizens of Victoria,
celebrated their golden wedding. Tlie
happy old couple were the recipients of
man beautiful golden presents, and over
a hundred and fifty guests gathered lo
offer their good wishes lo the bride and
groom of 50 long years ago. The houso
was a bower of golden yellow daffodils
and other spring flowers, and the supper
table decorations wero carried out in the
same appropriate colored flowers. The
host and hostess were indeed happy, ns
they had around them on this event all
their living children, nnd some of their
oldest friends.
First Cost is Last Cost and Oaly Cost
Life is short! One third of your life
is spent in bed, supposedly in perfect, repose—sweet, healthy, beneficial, restful
sleep-a balmy relaxation from every
care.   Do you spend it so ?
Prices Net Cash.
4 ft.'6 in. wide or lesss      $15 00
4 ft, wide or less $14 00
3 ft. 6 in. wide $12 50
If in two parts 50c. extra.
Send for our large illustrated catalogue
of fine furnishings.   Its free to you.
R. P. Rithet & 6o. Victoria, B.e
The most delicious sweetmeat now on
the Market in' Victoria and at the same
time tlie most wholesome is the HOME'
MADE BUTTER TOFFEE manufactured by W. R. Hartley, 74 Yates St.
The Week costs $1 per
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture
PHONE  893.
isti Ale and Stout and Aerated Waters
Telephone 444.     Victoria West, B. C.
We Have the Largest Stock of Fixtures and Electric
House Fittings in B. Q.
The Hinton Electric Co., Ld.
20 Government Street,    -    -   Victoria, B. C.
Through Tickets to Alberni, erofton, Qomox and Other Points
ot Interest.
GEO.   L.   eOURTNEY,   Traffic Manager.
The Old Establish ed and Popular House.     First Class Restaurant in Connection.
Meals at all Hours.
Hilliugton & Wolfenden, Proprietors.
The Victoria is Steam Heated Throughout; has the best Sample Rooms in the
City; and has been Re-furnished from Top to Bottom.
Have You Tried any Of Carne's
Native  Port 35c. per bottle
" "    $1 50. per gallon
2 Year Old Rye 65c per bottle
" "  §3.00 " gallon.
7 Year Old  Rye 85c. per bottle.
" "  I4.00 " gallon.
Carne's Cash Grocery, C0"-,%ihVheds'86.ads18 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL I, 190$.
Society is busy revelling in the latest
tit-bit of gossip. This time it is not an
'elopinent, but a "would-he." It is reported that another of Victoria's fair
young (laughters having centered her nf-
Ifections on a young man of whom her
_pnrents did not approve, and refused to
l?ceive, decided to put an end to her un-
hnppiness and elope with the object of
Jher choice. The parents missing the
I'oung lady in question, shortly after
leaving her homo on Sunday evening
last, became suspicious, and were only
(just in time lo prevent her taking the
Senttle boat.
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Arrangements nre being made by the
JLtoyal Jubilee hospital societies to give
p young people's fancy dress dance in
JMic Asseinhly hall on Friday, April 28th.
IDhe tickets will be $1 each, and the proceeds are to go to the extra fund that is
being raised to complete the children's
■ward. It will surely be well patronized,
|;oming so soon after Lent, apart from
Its being in aid of such a worthy institution.
* *   »
The engagement is announced of Mr.
felenry Heisterman, junior member of
•he firm of McPhillips & Heisterman, of
phis city, to Miss Lilian Salsbury, daughter of Mr. W. F. Salsbury, local trens-
furer of the V. P. R., Vancouver.
* *  *
Following is n list of new appoiut-
[iicnts nnd promotions of a number of well
Known liaval officers, who have but lately left this station: Lieut. P. H. Waterer,
prmcrly of H. M. S. Flora, has heen appointed to the Vivid, for the Sylvia in
jioinmnnd. Lieut. Waterer was a prominent figure in sporting circles while here,
lind was one of the best golfers amoug
Ihe naval men. Midshipmen 0. J. F.
Iftldis. K. V. Orlebnr, A. Hume, B. E.
Jones, It. A. Bell-Syer, C. B. Wilkins,
ilso formerly of the Flora, have been
Appointed lo the Hannibal, on reeoinmis-
fiioniug, and Sub-Lieut. C. H. Miehuelson
io the Prince George. Lieut. J. E. P.
[Plickford, well known in social circles iu
Victoria, has been appointed to the
[leaser, on recominissioning. He is the
Ion of Admiral A. Kennedy Bickford,
Ivho-wns for three years iu command of
lie Pacific squadron, and stationed at
Esquimau. Tiie other appointments are
Engineer-Lieutenant T. H. Pounds to the
■rliuliiitor, nn commissioning, aud Lieuts.
K. G. Dinweddy and G. H. Brady to the
ijxcelleiit, additional to qualifying in gun-
* •   *
, Miss Carrie Hall, who is visitiug   in
Jictoria, is nt present a guest of Mrs.
p. E. Blackwood, of Fourth street.
«   *  *
Mrs. H. P. Bell, of Cook street, entertained a number of her friends at tea
In Friday, the 24th. The event wns in
Iionor of Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Nanton,
If Winnipeg, who nre spending some
time in Victoria, and are guests at the
Jallas hotel. The drawing room, where
lea was served, was prettily arranged
Ivith dainty spring flowers, and the
"hostess received her guests in a smart
Irown of black crepe. Among those present were Mrs. Wright, Mrs. E. Crow
(Baker, Miss Sophie Tupper, Mrs. Lamp-
pan, Miss Pooley, Miss   Ida    Cambie,
Mrs, Bunbury, Mrs. Spain, Mrs. Tatlow,
R,frs. Holmes, Mrs. Mackenzie, of New
RVestminster; Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Laing,
firs. Troup and Mrs. MacDowall.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Courtney and
family returned from Los Angeles, where
Ihey have heen spending the winter
^innths, on Tuesday last.
* *   *
Mr. T. Cornwall, of Victoria, is now
Idler in the Bank of Montreal, New
Pen ver.
* *  *
Mrs. 10. W. Carr-Hilton gave n sinnll
IirogresSlVe 50 card parly on Wednesday
[veiling last at her residence in James
* *   •
Miss Ruby Fell entertained n number
If her young friends nt a card party on
Monday evening lnst. Progressive 500
[ns enjoyed by the guests until midnight*
Ibeii n dainty supper wns servi d.
xhe wedding of Mr. Beauehamp Tye,
of this city, and Miss A. Clute, of New
Westminster, is arranged to take place
early in June.
*   «   *
Mrs. Arthur Robertson, of Pemberton
road, gave a delightful afternoon tea on
Wednesday last. The house and table
decorations were of daffodils, primroses
nud other dainty spring flowers. Mrs.
Robertson wns assisted in serving tea by
Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Miss Lawson and
Miss Tarr-Bolton. Amongst those present were: Mrs. E. Crow Baker, Mrs.
Brady, Mrs. Rocke Robertson, Mrs. Harold Robertson, Mrs. John Irving, Mrs.
King, Miss King, Mrs. Pnddon, Mrs.
Carmichael, Mrs. Fagan, Mrs. Gaudin,
Miss Kate Gnudin, Miss Irving, Miss
Keefer, the Misses Pitts, Mrs. 0. M.
Jones, Miss Brady, Mrs. and Miss Todd,
Miss Eberts, Mrs. J. Graham, Mrs.
Charles, Mrs. Tye, Mrs. Hasell, Mrs. and
the Misses Angus, Mrs. English, Mrs.
Gresley, Mrs. Lampman, Miss Jeffrey,
Mrs. and Miss Alice Bell, Mrs. Dny,
Mrs. and the Misses Tilton, Mrs. and
Miss Mara, Mrs. Solly, Mrs. D. M. Rogers, Mrs. Dumbleton, Mrs. Browne, Miss
Ethel Browne, Miss Dorothy Beanlands,
Mrs. E. H. Fletcher, Mrs. Prior, Mrs.
McDowell, Mrs. Wallace, Miss G. Drake,
Miss Leverson, Miss Devereux, Miss
Kate Devereux, Mrs. Freeman, Miss uu-
pont, Miss Nellie Dupont, Mrs. Blaik-
!ock, Miss McKay, Mrs. Archer Martin,
and others.
Mi S. Davis has about 35 men working on the Hewitt and Emily Edith at
Silverton. He intends moving the old
Comstock mill this summer to a point
where lie can concentrate the ore from
both properties he is working.
Silverton ore shipments for the past
two months are: Fisher Maiden, 105
tons; Hewitt, 43; Emily Edith, 43. Total,
191 tons. New Denver ore shipments
for the year to date are: Marion, 15 tons,
and Libbie, 3.   Total 18 tons.
The zinc-hearing areas north of Fort
Steele will he investigated in the near
An inspection will bo made of tbe Es-
tella group of mines (Trucey creek) as
soon as the snow will permit of a surface
examination. The Estolla is one of the
best developed mines in Southeast Kootenay. Present developments consist of
nearly 2,000 feet of tunnels and shafts.
In the Rover tunnel, which is in ore for
over 800 feet, the main lead has a varying width of from 5 to 22 feet. There is
an enormous extent of ledge matter available for stoping.
Tho Sullivan (Kimberly) will soon take
its place among the large shipping mines
of British Columbia. With a force of
some thirty to forty men employed, tlie
daily output is over 100 tons. The tramway is working satisfactorily and can
handle three times the amount of ore
which now daily pusses over it. Last
week the machinery at tlie smelter was
in operation, everything wns in perfect
adjustment and no hitch of any kind occurred. The big lend stack will be blown
in in a few days.
The drift on the Sally, nenr Beaver-
dell (Boundary) is in 40 inches of clean
ore running between $150 nnd $200 to the
ton. Thc drift is being run east following tho oro body. On the Sally group
there are nine parallel leads running in
width from 18 inches to nearly six feet.
Another shipment will shortly be made
from the Sally, the ore from which is expected to run in tlie neighborhood of $200
to the ton.
Active development work on tho Seattle mine, located ten miles north of
Grand Forks, lias commenced by W, T.
Hunter nnd Horace Pemberton, who
bonded the property lnst week. It is the
intention of Messrs. Hunter and Pember-
lon to drive tho existing tunnel, now In
a distance of CO feet, an additional 100
feet; and it is expected that this tunnel
will encounter some lnrge ore bodies, as
rich copper oro can bo found nt almost
any place on the surface of the claim.
A strike of rich ore has heen made ou
tho Horse Shoe at Trout Lake, and is
reported worth $1,500 a ton.
Interesting Series   of  Articles on This
Fertile Valley to Commence
Next Week.
Commencing in the next issue of The
Week there will appear four interesting
descriptive articles on the fertile valley
of the Okanagan-Mine of the most important districts of British Columbia,
and one which is being settled up at a
rapid rate at the present time.
These articles should prove of great
interest to our readers in all parts of the
province and out of it. They will be illustrated with a number of attractive
pictures and will deal with the counrry
as follows:
1. The Okanagan Valley (general),
2. The Upper Okanngan.
3. The City of Vernon.
4. Okanagan Lake,
The illustrated descriptive stories of the
various parts of British Columbia, contributed by our special correspondent,
Mr. Percy Godenrath, and which commenced a few weeks ago, have proved
very acceptable to our renders and
should assist in the good work of securing settlers in this province.
Subscribers to The Week are reminded
that by keeping each issue of this paper,
a very convenient anuual volume of
events in British Columbia may be so-
cured. It is the intention of the management, at the close of the year, to offer
to bind subscribers' copies at a very low
figure. The Week, in thnt form, can be
kept on the bookshelves and will prove
a convenient source of information from
time to time, An index will be supplied
with the last number of December next
covering the principal events of the year.
As only a limited number of copies of
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not to lose any of their copies.
Mrs. L. Z. Leiter, when she is in
Paris, spends a good deal of time in the
shops of the jewellers and dealers in
antiques and objects of art. On a rather
dull afternoon Mrs. Leiter visited an art
shop in the Rue de la Paix. She looked
at bronzes, jewels, drawings and other
things, and finally, pointing towards a
dusky corner, she said to the polite
young salesman: -*ow much is that
Japanese idol over there worth?" The
salesman bowed and answered, "About
500,000 francs, madam. That is the proprietor."
Some years ago Phillips Brooks was
recovering from an illness, and was denying himself to all visitors, when Robert lngersoll called. The bishop received him at once. "I appreciate this
ljery much," said Mr. lngersoll, "but
why do you see me when you deny yourself to your friends?" "It is this way,"
snid the bishop; "I feel confident of seeing my friends in the next world, but
this may be my last chance of seeing
Clothes make the man, and want of
them the chorus girl.
An English correspondent writes to
The Week: Miss Henrietta Johnson
died at the Bittoms, Kingston-on-
Thames, on February 7, 1905, at the nge
of 107. She was a half-caste, and was
boru at Baltimore, U. S. A. As a child
she was adopted by a wealthy family
named Caton. The Misses Cnton married three Englishmen, and fifty yenrs
ago Miss Johnson came over to England
in the service of Lady Wellesley, wife
of the first Duke of Wclligton's eldest
brother, who nt one time was Governor-
General of India. She remained with
Lady Wellesley until that lady's death
in Hampton Court Palace. Forty years
ago Miss Johnson settled in Kingston on
a pension, To the end her hearing and
sight remained normal.
The Week is informed that the new
branch line of tho B. C. Electric Rnilwny to the Gorge will be in operation by
May 1st. This is good news. The company hns encountered considerable difficulties in the matter of the grade, but
even if grading is not quite completed tho
Murphy, M. P. P., says thnt in his
heart of hearts, Mr. Carter-Cotton considers "party lines" a failure. President
of the Council wns grcntly amused.
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Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
Men generally buy their new
spring hats about the first of
March. The new shapes are all
here. We are sole agents for
Henry Carter's at four dollars.
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B, C. newspapermen nre showing
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Talaphon* B 1173.
No more absurd measure    has   ever
been introduced into any British legislature than that fathered by Mr. Henderson and possessing the inoffensive title of
"Bill No. 44, intituled an Act to amend
I lie Supreme Court Act."    We do very
sincerely hope that no sensible member
of the House will venture to vote this
measure through its last stage; it progress so far it a sufficient) reflection upon
tho'   Intelligence-   of British Columbia's
legislators.   As to Mr. Henderson's position iu introducing a bill to abolish the
wearing of wigs ami   court   robes   by
judges and barristers, we need say little.
We are uot surprised nt this example of
tho quality of the intellect of the member
from Ashcroft, und we commend the consideration of it to the people he represents.   Tho   character   of the apparel
worn by judges and barristers, either in
court or out of it, is the business of the
judges aud barristers.    All   the   public
aires about Ihe matter is to see Hint the
dignity that always has surrounded the
proceedings in British courts of justice is
upheld ill British Columbia.    We speak
confidently for the vast majority of tbo
people    of    this    province in declaring
against any attempt in the direction of
lowering our courts to tlie level of those
in some of the Stntes of the Union, in
whicli    cignrs and spittoons nnd  n re-
mnrkable lack of "justice" play important parts.    In the course of Ihe debate
on this measure last Monday, some very
foolish remarks were made by tbe introducer and by one of its supporters,    lt
wns   declared   that   the country is a
"democratic country" and thnt the wearing of wigs is "an   abominable   habit."
British   Columbia    is not a democratic
country.   Our institutions are part of a
monarchical system—not   a   democratic
system.   The judges, traditionally, represent the head of the system, the monarch
himself.    * no   character of the judges'
wigs and robes cannot even lie called into question by tho Legislature, except ns
a piece of   unwarranted   impertinence,
fortunately, we are convinced that the
judges in this province are capable of upholding their independence in spite of any
efforts on the part of the members of tho
local Legislature to dictate to them in
regnrd to their wearing apparel. Of
course, Mr. Hawthornthwaite and Mr.
Williams seized the opportunity to make
a few general observations on the sub-
•joct from the point of view of the Socialist party. Both admitted Unit ns the
measure aimed at restriction of individual liberty they ought to oppose the hill,
bull neither was in his place to record his
vote. We are very much surprised that
these gentlemen should have neglected to
perform their duty and vote according to
the dictates of their consciences. We
hope that the absence of their names
from the division list was not duo to any
"unholy joy" over a possible slap al one
of the cherished institutions of the "capitalistic system"—the courts of law. But
we have our suspicions. In regnrd to
Mr. Henderson's claim that the wearing
of wigs is an "abominable habit" we
beg to refer thnt young mnn to a consideration of the characters of sonic of the
most famous public men of Great
Britnin who rose to fume in a profession
practicing the habit, and to refrain in
future from observations so ill-considered
and churlish. Mr. Henderson may be a
democrat; he may be opposed to all the
ceremonial attached to British institutions, but whatever Mr. Henderson may
or may not be—and we think we could
define what he is—we protest against
freak legislation threatening the judges
of our Supreme Court with lines in the
police court if they persevere in a ens-'
torn long honored by observance. It is
true this clause was taken out on motion
of the Premier in committee, but against
Mr. Henderson's wish. It seems to ns
that this is a measure which should not
have heen given serious consideration by
a responsible public body.
with the Ottawa government; Certainly,
they could not be expected lo support a
resolution .which amounted to a vote of
censure on Sir Wilfrid Laurier. On the
other hand they could not take a stand
in support of l-he school clauses—frankly
detested by the vast majority of thc
people in this province. Under Mr. J. A.
Macdonald's advice, the honorable members who sit on Ihe left of tlie Speaker
did the only thing left for them to do,'
Which was nothing. They preserved a
discreet silence; they neither lifted up
their voices in eloquence, nor said "aye"
or "no" when the question was put. Mr.
John Oliver, to whom silence is very
painful, sought safety in flight from the
chamber. The question is, was Mr.
Bowser's resolution carried unanimously,
or not V These episodes serve to show
how hard it is for the provincial parly in
British Columbia, to ''keep in with" tho
Liberal parly of the Dominion, and suggest Hint perhaps it is just as well that
the party that rules iu Federal affairs
should not nlso control the local adminis-
tra tion.
If Professor Osier's chloroforming at-
40 theory were put into effect, what n
walk-over McBride would have with
John Oliver and John Houston. But
Richard the Only seems to have a safe
majority, chloroformed ns it is.—Mainland News.
Ou two occasions recently the so-called
"Ottawa Liberals" have boon in an
awkward position in the provincial legislature. Tho first occasion was when the
Premier introduced his resolution praying for "better terms," and the second
occasion wns when Mr. Bowser moved a
resolution protesting against the interference of the Dominion government in
the local affairs of the new provinces by
Inserting clauses in the Autonomy Bill
regarding the religious complexion of the
public schools. Tho just demand for
"better terms" is of so great moment to
the welfare of British Colunbia that the
opposition in tho Legislature hardly
could avoid supporting tho Premier's
resolution, although the wording of the
resolution bad to be somewhat altered to
suit tho fastidiousness of the leader of
the opposition. Nevertheless, the unnni-
moiith acceptance by the House of thnt
resolution, directed to the Governor-General, must have been very gulling to
Senator Templemnn nnd our brilliant
local member of the House of Commons, Mr, George Riley. These two
notable politicians (the first especially)
never lost nn opportunity to decry the
clnim of the province for fnir treatment
financially by tho Ottnwn administration. Tbo astute Senator scented a
Conservative party cry from afar, and
liko the thorough party man that he is,
hastened to adopt th© other side. It is
true that on one or two occasions he
hinted that there might be something in
the clnim, nnd that in the midst of his
important affairs ho might later find an
opportunity to look into the matter, and
come to a conclusion on tlie subject, but
the only kind of "better terms" thnt
really appealed to him wns "a change of
government across tlie bay"—(he substitution of Messrs. Macdonald, Oliver,
Mclnnes and Drury for Messrs. McBride, Carter-Cotton, Tatlow and iFul-
ton—and tho other members of the cabinet. This particular kind of better
terms, while it may seem good to Senator Templemnn, does not appear to ap-
pwil to the people of British Columbia'.
Moreover, Senator Templeman was careful, in speaking on tlle subject, to say
that, the province should not expect separate treatment, lint should wait lor the
proposed consideration of relations between the Dominion treasury and nil the
provinces—exactly what British Columbians who understand tho situation do
not desire, nud against which the resolution unanimously carried in the provincial Legislature protests. This places
Senator Templeninn out of tho ring in
the provincial Liberal party. Mr. Bowser's resolution on Iho separate school
question also wns nwkwnrd for the Liberals, who desire lo ktcp in sympathy
Editor,   The   Week:—We   are   often
asked, why is Britisli Columbia so backward us n mining country?   It is not because tlie country has not got the mineral; it is not because it has not got the
values.    Then what is the cause?    One
reason is that the people have not got
th© "vim" to invest their money iu developing the natural resources of their
country which our neighbors to the south
possess.   Experience   proves   that   the
workingmen iu British Columbia,   who
receive high wages, will not avail themselves of this means of earning a competence, but too often prefer to    spend
their money over the bars, to investing
it in undertakings of the most promising
character.   It   is a mistake to suppose
that it is only the capitalists who can
invest; tlie immense   industrial    undertaking in tho United Slates have been
largely    capitalised • by    tlie    so-called
working     classes.     Workingmen    will
cheerfully   spend   tho value of say 500
shares in a promising mine, in a saloon,
but if they are asked in invest in mining
stock they will decline.    You will find
wise men from "Gotham" who will tell
you that "they aro not going to put their
hard-earned coin into any    scheme   in
which they may lose it, and that milling
is a gamble." As if, in a souse, any other
investment is not a gamble also?   Yet,
iu our mining camps, these same men
will play away the value of   scores   of
shares to see "who pays for the drinks."
This goes on dny after day, week after
week, and they never complain.    They
will say, "Wo spent our money, but we
had some fun for it, anyhow."    As a
rule, tlie mnn who approaches the wage-
earner to suggest that he tuke shares
in an venture is looked upon with great
distrust; regarded as a "grafter."   The
fact is that not one of the most successful industrial undertakings was started
without a risk to the investor, nnd unless j
tho people of a country possess some enterprise and something of the sporting
habit   of   "taking a risk," development
must bo greatly retarded, and the fruits
of industry probably will go to tho more
enterprising   people   in other countries. I
Our workingmen seem to have been inculcated with the idea of "trusting   in
providence," and of being "satisfied with
their environment"—to bo satisfied to lie
hewers of wood nnd drawers of water!
The nobler plan is to follow the doctrine
of "Man Improve Thyself"—physically,
mentally, socially, morally.   The successful men of the dny have in most instances
risen from small beginnings; 'hnvo risen
by thinking, si inlying, working.   As they
have sown, so do they reap.   And Hie un
thinking   multitude culls them' "lucky."
But it is not "luck"; it is the natural nnd
tbo just result of their efforts to succeed.    They hnvo "tried,    tried,    tried
again," and have followed tbo infallible
rule of "nothing venture, nothing have."
These   men   have striven for the will
thing,   not for Ihe phantom of a night.
They have been enabled lo see the golden
opportunity and to make it the foundation of their social improvement,    But
such men are lamentably few, even in
this, tho twentieth century.
Cleanliness is essential to public health
and general attractiveness. To clean utiles back yard, the vacant lots and the
alley-ways is as much of a duly as attention to tho person,—Revelstoke
There were a few—very fow—readers
of the Gazette who seemed to think that
tho Star should have been treated to a
reply in kind. Well, tho Gazette prizes
too highly the respect of ils readers and
its own self-respect to go into that sort
of thing. Furthermore, every journalist
owes a duty to tho craft to observe tlie
amenities and keep his columns clean.—
Hedley City Gazette.
The newspaper men of the province
will meet at New Westminster during
the Dominion fair in September, and organize a press association.—Fort Steele
The suggestion made to the manage-,
ment of tho Dominion fair, that the
time would be opportune for a convention
of British Columbia newspaper men,
when organization of a Provincial Press
Association might he taken into conside:
ation, appears to have been favorabl;
received by the editors of the province.
The fnirmnnugenient is willing to encourage the promotion of this project by
providing special entertainment and accommodation on tho grounds for the
press gang.-Orand Forks Sun.
We heartily endorse the proposal to
take advantage of the Westminster exhibition to form a press association for
Hie province. At present the pressmen
nre about the only body of men unorganized. A well organized press association
would do n whole lot to create n spirit
of esprit de corps among journalists.—
Kootenay Mail.
That theiv are other railway propositions of vastly greater importance nt the
present time than the Grand Trunk Pacific is realized by the government, and
every possible consideration is being
giveu to the various schemes offered
with a view of supplying the wants of
districts already opened up by settlement and industries which guarantee a
tonnage for any road tapping them. Tho
Similkameen is the most important of
these districts, aud when the necessary
legislation has been submitted it will be
found that that district lias not been
overlooked. There aro various offers before the government which will serve tho
needs of thnt part of the province, and it
may be asserted that the very last of
these offers, tho one which will ensure
the earliest entry into the valley, is tho
ono whicli will receive the most consideration.—Kamloops Standard.
As the Sun hns previously remarked,
Britisli Columbia is not a onc-por-ccut.
country, so far as tho Boundary smelters are concerned, or in any other respect. Jay P. Graves, general manager
of the Granby company, has just announced that that corporation's big smeller iii this city is at present earning its
owners the tidy little sum of $100,000
per month, which amount will be considerably increased when the two additional
large furnaces nre added to the battery,
increasing the enpneity of tlie works by
.35 per cent. These onrnings are nt the
rate of almost 10 per cent, on tho total
capitalization of $13,500,000 of the company, but is a much higher percentage,
of course, on the capital actually invested.—Grand Forks Sun.
Editor, The Week—I should like to snj
a fow words on the dyking bill.   I wn>
a resident in the Matsqui district, and
have   considerable interest in the lnndi
under discussion.   The settlers in   thai
district are perfectly willing to pay tin
actual dyking charges, but consider thai
they should have something to say in re
gard to their maintenance.   For instance
in this district the watchman    of   tin
dykes, who is employed by the provin
cial government tho whole year and re
ccives   .$00 per month for his services
has no interests in the dyko lands am
no property there.   He is   only   renllj
needed' five months in the year, Hint i
from April, whicli is one month befon
the high water, until August, nt whiel
lime nil danger of Hooding is past. Thi:
man can hire all the help he wants, am
instead of employing settlers he gets ii
outside   help, thus making the settler
pay for tho work which they could d<
themselves quit© ns well and as cheaply
besides getting the pay for their work
The settlers do not see why an outsidi
man should have full control of their in
terosts, without their being able to huv
n say iu the mailer when the occupant
of the district are all men who have bin
largo experience in lowlying lands an
dykes.    What    the settlers in Matsqn
would    like would lie for two of tbei
number to net in conjunction with th
inspector, and this they would be willin
to do voluntarily, as by these means the
would have some voice in the   mnttei
and be better able to know what they ar
paying for.    Hoping thnt you will fin
room for this in your interesting pnpe
I remain, sir, yours faithfully,
"You say your Into uncle was an eccentric okl fellow. Do you think he was
insane?" "I don't know—the will hasn't
been rend yet."
Bravo, McBride! All honor to him
and his government, who sent Mr.
Morse, tho minion of the Isrnelitish mendicant G.T.P., bnck homo empty-handed
ami with a flea iu his ear. It is still up
to Senator Templemnn and Minister
Prefontaine to square themselves with
tlle people of British Columbia for tho
representations inado last fall.—Hedley
Cily Gazette.
The expedition, and Hi© relentlessncss
of Britisli justice hnvo both had a recent exemplification—on© local, the other
of the plains. Th© conviction yesterday
of Joseph LnPloiit in Hie local police
court nnd his sentence to u term of ten
yenrs, was a good illustration of how
juslice should bo dispensed and of how
efficiently it can bo done even in the
petty courts of our land. Th© promptness
with which LnPloiit was dealt with
would have delighted the heart of even
such a thorough administrator ns Inspector McClnskey of New York.—Victorin Times.
George F. Bacr, the successful pres
dent of the Rending railway, was d<
scribing a poor-built railroad line in
remote part of Pennsylvania.
"It reminded me,"   he   snid, "of tl
Scottish lines of the   old   school.   It
clnimed that no lines in tlie world evi
equaled Hie old Scottish ones in roug
ness, and I believe the claim is correct
Mr. Bner smiled slightly.
"It is said," be resumed, "that an At
erienn on the way to Inverness, coi
plained bitterly of the rough Scotch rn;
roads. He declared that the bouncii
and bumping made him stiff and soi
He even pointed to several black at
blue spots where he had been flui
against the windows and the walls.
"As he was complaining to the co
ductor in this way, the motion of IJ
train suddenly became smoother.
"Tlie conductor put his head out of tl
window, and tho American traveller sni
" 'You aro running smoother now.'
" 'We're off the track,' said the cc
It. Hinton Perry, the sculptor, is l
sponsible for the following story of t
"scrublady" who cares for his studi
"How many children hnve you, Mi
O'Flarity?" he nsked her one mornii:
"It's siven I have, sir," she replit
"four be the third wife of me secoi
husband, and three be the second wife
' pie furst." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL i, 1905
The House Getting  Down to Supply—The Budget—Bills in
Hands of Private Members Under Discussion.
hiuDAY, MARCH 24:
In committee on tbe Game Protection
Act, Mr, Oliver moved nn amendment
making Sundays close seasons   for   nil
'game.   Mr. Hawthornthwaite considered
that there would be more reason in.prohibiting sport on any   other   day than
Sunday, whicli day was the only one in
the week on which a large number of
;he people had an opportunity to get out
into the country.   The Provinical Secretary   thought    it    inadvisable   for   the
onse to attempt anything in the way
[if Sabbath legislation in view of a re-
'cent decision in the Supreme Court of
[Canada.    Tbe amendment was defeated
n a mixed vote.   Mr. Tanner then moved
Sn amendment with the same effect as
ilr. Oliver's, and this, of course, met a
limilnr fate.    An amendment prohibiting the cold storage of game at any time
[if the year wns carried.    Progress reported.    Debate on motion   for  second
tending of the Dykes Adjustment Act
resumed hy Mr. Hawthornthwaite, who
(Advocated the appointment of a commission to report on thc real value nf the
Existing dyke work in order that assess-
tents might be made on that basis,   Mr.
lucgowan considered thnt the excess of
legitimate   expenditure   on   tlie   dykes
■hould be borne by the province us u
vhole.   After further discussion tlie sec-
ind rending was carried ou a division by
1'igbt votes. Being "interested parties"
ii regard to the dykes question, Messrs.
llltnro and (linden paired for this vole.
Mr. Bowser, K.C, moved the following
(■solution:    •'That this   House   regrets
Ihat in tlie bill proposed to be submitted
p tlie Dominion parliament, granting au-
bnoniy to    the   Northwest Territories,
here is nn interference with provincial
ights in regard to the provisions deal-
tig with  their    school    system."    Mr.
lowser quoted, many great Canadian au-
Jiorities to show tliat the Dominion par-
anient had no right to dictate to the
ew provinces in the matter of public
(location or in any department of local
dministration.   He thought tlie legislate had a right to protest against this
iterference on thc part of Sir Wilfrid
.aurier in the provincial affairs of the
Jorthwest provinces nnd  to show  tho
lortliwest people that Britisli Columbia
fas willing to take their part.   Sir Wil-
Jrid Ln utter was now attempting to do
I'hat he hnd opposed when it was done
|,V the Conservative party in 1890, name-
to force unwelcome religions  strife
Ipon the new provinces.    Mr.  Bowser
indo a  powerful speech,  in whicli he
iicovered thc inconsistencies of Jir. Sif-
In, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Mr. Field-
| lg.   The resolution wns carried without
hy "noes" being heard.   Hon. members
| n   opposition   side   preserved   discreet
lence.   Mr. Macgowan   moved  second
pading of act to incorporate the Insti-
ute of Accountants of British Coluni-
iia.   Tho object of tbe bill was, he said,
a improve the profession of accountancy.
econd reading carried.    On  report on
Iupreme Court Act Amendment Act, Mr.
lOwser moved to increase limit nf nm-
mt of security for appeal from $200
$500.    He pointed out thnt this did
bt mean that tbo limit would generally
ordered by the judge.   As a matter
fact the amount of security generally
[•tiered for appeal was $150, but there
l-re some expensive suits in which $200
ould not nearly cover costs of respond-
|(t.    Mr.  Bowser opposed  the nmend-
hnt, which he said would defeat the Job-
et of the bill.   Mr. Mclnnes supported
amendment.   Ho considered thnt a
trtaln amount of discretion properly
nld be given to the judges. Tbe At-
irney-Genernl was satisfied that in
mmitt.ee tlie matter had not been un-
rstood by many lion, members. He
nsidered tbe amendment reasonable.
J. A. Macdonald opposed iimend-
■nt and claimed House already bad
mounted its opinion against any blase in the limit of security required,
icndment lost on a non-party division
20 votes to 13.   Mr. Henderson moved
his freak act to prohibit use of wigs or
robes (other than black) by judges and
barristers in tlie law courts.    He said
that in 1800 an act was passed making
use of wigs optional, and that now attempt wns being  made by  judges nnd
benchers society   to   practically enforce
use of these  ancient  ornaments.    One
of the judges had written a letter staling
thnt the majority of his brother judges
approved the use of wigs.   Mr. Henderson referred to tlie wearing by one of his
judges of robes different to those ordinarily worn by judges.   For   these   and
other reasons Mr.   Henderson   thought
the legislature ought to prohibit use of
wigs  and colored  robes.    Two of  the
other reasons were that wigs were un-
henlthy—an   abominable   custom!—and
that they cost $49 and had to be bought
from a London dealer.   Attorney-General
really    wns    surprised that in year of
grace   1905   a    member of legislature
should attempt to introduce freak legislation prohibiting gentlemen prom wearing certain clothes—and clothes worn by
the profession since the reign of Queen
Ann.       Believed     custom     originated
through whole of Bnr in England g< ng
into mourning.   As   a   matter   of  fact
great majority of members of profession
preferred to keep up old custom.    The
matter was entirely in the hands of the
judges.    He disliked incongruity—some-
limes observed—of a judge in court without a  wig  and   barristers   with  them.
How dreadful it would bo if House wero
to legislate on subject of ladies' apparel,
what size hats they should   wear   and
what colored stockings, for instance. Mr.
Brown thought custom was a relic of
barbarism.    This is a democratic country, lie said, and he   disliked    idea   of
judges forcing barristers to keep up old
and unpleasant customs.   Very few barristers  would care to risk interests of
their clients by displeasing   tlie   judge.
Mr.  Bowser thought  House should  be
serious in dealing with  measure whicli
dealt  with  the  liberty of the subject.
Personally he did not enro whether he
wore wig, or not. Wns doubtful if House
hnd any right to dictate on subject of barristers! wearing apparel, nud threaten-
as in the bill—the   judges   with   police
court prosecution if they wore wigs.  Mr.
Parker Williams wondered if Mr. Bowser would be as solicitous for members
of other professions nnd trades as for the
Bar.   In some trades men were not nllowed to wear certain clothes or even
moustaches.   Still he approved the principle o'f individual liberty.    He had intended to vote, for the bill nt first, but
principle referred  to compelled him to
take the other side.   Mr, Ross reminded
hon. gentlemen of legal persuasion that
they might some day be judges themselves, and that the precedent set by this
bill might recoil upon their own heads.
Mr. Hawthornthwaite thought he would
not vote at all.   If judges liked to make
fools of themselves, let 'em. They might
think that the wearing of ridiculous garments impressed   the   poor "downtrodden"; but thnt idea was wrong.   He did
not care what tlle judges wore.   Second
reading carried by I" votes to 13, very
much ti| surpisc of majority    of    hon.
members.   The Premier voted "aye," nnd
the lender of the opposition "no."    Mr.
Clifford moved second  reading of Provincial Elections Act. Amendment Bill,
enabling persons employed   on   coasting
steamers of over 250 tons register lo vote
at provincial elections   on   board   ship
when out of port.    Tlie Attorney-General feared thnt such n provision might
lead to abuses.   Hon. Mr. Carter-Cotton
objected to feature which made master
of vessel returning officer for men in his
employ.   The captain might coerce his
men by threatening dismissal.   The principle was faulty.   Thought House went
below its dignity    in    considering  Ibis
measure and that of   Mr.    Hendersou.
Mr.   J.   A.   Macdonald disagreed with
President of Council.     He    recognized
difficulties bull thought that bill should
go to committee in order to see if some
provision could not be mnde for sailors
to vote on bonrd ship.   Mr. Henderson
quoted    Australian    election law.   The
Premier moved adjournment of debate.
Mr. Hawthornthwaite moved  n   long
resolution urging upon  the government
the necessity of taking immediate steps
to protect tbe rights of the people of this
province in the matter of the right of
taxation of  the  E.  & N.  binds.    Mr.
Hawthornthwaite explained that the E.
& X. company had taken high legal advice and it appeared that while the sale
uf the  railway  would render null  nnd
void the agreement between the company
and the province    whereby    the   lands
granted  to  the company  nre exempted
from taxation, the bill introduced into the
House of Commons by  Ralph  Smith,
would    secure    to    tlie   seller   of   the
railway continuation of this exemption,
Attorney-General   explained   that   resolution arose through an agreement between the E. & N. and O. P. R. companies.   The lands given lo Ihe E.' & N.
were exempted from taxation in agreement entered into at the time of construction of the railway,    lt was snid
that the sale ot' tlie railway would give
provinee right to tax those lauds.    He
did uot wis' , nt this juncture, to express
nn opinion on that contention.   He was
sure that a great fight would be put up
against any taxation   of   these   lands.
Still, in order to be on the safe side,
when he learnt of the provision in the
bill before the House of Commons lie
hnd telegraphed to tbe Minister of Justice, who had replied that he could not
understand that clause referred to could
have auy effect upon provincial rights.
It seemed clear that if the province had
the right to tax, that right could not be
affected by any legislation nt Ottawa.
The House could trust him to look after
the interests of the province, although
he had  no particular objection  to the
resolution.    Mr.  .T.  A. Macdonald  wns
sure tliere was no intention  to reflect
upon Attorney-General. Agreed Ihat provincial  rights could hardly be affected
but thought that passage of Mr. Smith's
bill might lead to constitutional question
being raised.   Moved amendment to resolution, which was accepted   by   mover,
Mr. Mclnnes ngreed with Attorney-General  and   deprecated   mention   of   Mr.
Smith's iinme in connection with a private  bill introduced, according  to  custom, by the member   for   the district
affected.    Amended resolution agreed lo
without division.    On report on Assessment Act Amendment Act, Mr. Evans
moved to mnke the definition of "wild
land" so as to include land on  whicli
less than $5 per acre improvements have
been put, the section in act fixing Ihe
limit at $2.50.   This wns defeated by a
big majority, 20 to 11. Mr. Oliver moved
nu amendment providing thnt smnll incomes derived from investments should
not be exempt from taxation.   Defeated
by 30 votes to 3.   Mr. Mclnnes supported an amendment of Mr. Oliver raising
tax on wild land from $4 to $5.   Could
not understand why no explanation of
this reduction of tlie wild laud tax was
offered by tho government.   It wns inconceivable to him in view of the hard-
up condition of the provincial treasury.
Defeated by 24 to 10.    Some technical
amendments   were   made   and   report
adopted. Estimates received from Lieut.-
Governor nnd Message laid before committee of the whole House.   Minister of
Finance, in moving that the House go
into committee of  supply,  pointed  out
that from 1802 to 1904 the expenditure
of the province hnd exceeded the revenue
by over nine millions of dollars.   Total
revenue ill those yenrs, $18,700,000; expenditure, $27,773,000.   In 1904 present
government came into power and found
financial situation very    serious     Half
yearly revenue up lo December 31, 13U4,
wns $1,235,403, an increase of $116,015
over similar period in 1903.    Estimated
revenue for coming year wns $2,550,370,
und the   estimated expenditure $2,021,-
030, leaving a deficit nf $01,062.    Hon.
Air. Tatlow went into figures at some
length and showed that the prospects ■,!'
Ihe province were bright.    Mr. Murphy
moved adjournment of debate.
Chief Commissioner's bill lo regulate
speed of motor vehicles read Ihe third
time and passed. Attorney-General
moved second rending of bill regarding
rules governing practice and procedure in
provincial courts. Explained that there
was nothing revolutionary in the bill,
whicli provided that the Lieut.-Governor
in council might order adopt ion of rules
being drawn up by committee presided
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over by the Chief Justice. Mr. Henderson objected to the measure being passed
before the House had tho rules before
it. Attorney-General said bill was to
avoid litigation; Lieut.-Governor in council had power to adopt rules at auy time.
Mr. Mclunes wanted to know whether
if Ibis measure was adopted the Lieut-
Governor in council would be able to
override Mr, Henderson's wig act—supposing that passed the final stages. Attorney-General was nol sure whether Mr.
.Mclnnes was serious; if he was, then
the question was a constitutional one and
notice should be given. Mr. J, A. Macdonald th,night question was serious, a.s
another Supreme Court Act, passed this
session, might be overruled ill the same
way. Second reading agreed to and bill
considered iu committee and umendud,
Atornoy-Gonoriii's bill to amend the
Landlord and Tenant Act, providing on
distraint for rent, the landlord can only
sell tenants' interest in goods held by
tenant under duly filed agreement for
hire or conditional sale read tho second
time and passed by committee. Mr. J.
A. Macdonald moved second rending oi'
bill to amend Workmen's Compensation
Act. Agreed to. On going into committee on -Supreme Court (wigs-no-niore)
Act, the Attorney-General moved that
the committee rise. The Premier thought
he had a right to debate the point. The
House yelled "Order." The Premier said
he could debate; he was in order, ln
days gone by he had talked for hours on
a motion that Hie committee rise
(laughter). Chairman (Mr. Gifford) snid
Premier was in order and Hon. Richard
went ahead. Was sure member for Yale
would not have introduced bill unless he
thought it was of great importance to
community as n whole. He was prepared to support portion of bill abolishing wigs but not Hint portion affecting
judges' robes nnd providing penalties.
Asked Attorney-General lo withdraw his
motion. Attorney-General shook bis head.
Minister of Finance supported Attorney-General heartily; regretted could not
for once agree with the Premier. Mr.
Bowser considered whole proposition
ridiculous. Appealed to House not to
support Premier's sophistries. (Laughter). Mr. Henderson snid proposition
was not that House should dictate to Hie
judges, but that judges should be prevented from dictating to the barristers.
Mr. Brown congratulated Premier on
his position on the question, Mr. J. A.
Macdonald remarked that while Finance
Minister was unable lo follow his leader,
he was unable to follow his followers
(laughter), He considered member for
Yale had introduced measure for fun.
Considered this sort of legislation reflected on both the legislature and the
bench. Attorney-General quoted Carlyle
on Clothes. Motion to rise defeated by
II! to 12. Premier's amendment striking
out reference to judges' robes nnd penalties carried and bill passed committee.
The Premier resumed debute on second
reading of the bill to provide voting
facilities for sailors On coasting vessels
at provincial elections. He supported
second rending, which carried by 30 to
Mr. Hall took strong exception to the
third reading of Air. Hawthornthwaite's
Coal Mines Regulation Act—enforcing
penalties for contravention of tho eight-
hour law underground. He moved discharge of order for third rending, and nn
amendment to section 8 of the act of
1003 defining the meaning of "bank," He
approved of the protection of the coal
miner, but objected to legislation forcing
mine owner into a position In which lie
might not be Mc to compel© with mines
in the United Slates, and might force
him to close down. Mr. Williams said
that the majority of coal mines iu Washington and California worked eight hours
only, nnd the conl produced was not of
a quality to compete with tbe Vancouver
Island product, Mr. Hall wanted a sort
of eight-hour dny which would not go
three times into u day of eight hours.
The bill aimed only at securing conditions whicli hnd existed for the past 15
years on Ibis const. .Mr. Mclnnes wns
sure Hint the net of last session only
passed on the distinct understanding l hit I
it would not niter existing conditions,
But it wns now shown that, if enforced,
the act would disturb conditions in the
two principal mining centres of Vancouver Island. The bill would in some
cases reduce the worker's lime of labor
by 50 minutes, and therefore those paid
by piece would not be able lo make so
much money. Men pnid by time probably would be asked to accept n smaller
wage, and this would result in a disastrous strike. He believed Ihat: if this
law was enforced, the company at Nanaimo would promptly close down, and I
he appealed lo House to support Mr. j
Hall's amendment. Mr. Wright moved j
adjournment of debate. Third reading I
of Dentistry Consolidation Act agreed to
and Mr. Macdonald's Railway Act also
passed third reading, .resident of Council opposed Mr. Williams' bill (on second rending! to reduce candidate's election deposit from $200 to $50. Thought
if Inw was altered at nil the deposit
might as well be abolished. Anyhow,
there was no chance of general elections
for two years. Government was firmly
entrenched in power with the strong support of the people behind it, so there wns
plenty of time for Mr. Williams to bring
in his measure. Mr. Bowser moved adjournment of debate, to whicli Jir. Hnw-
Ihnruthwnitc objected somewhat. House
went into committee on Mr. Macdonald's
Workmen's Compensation Act Amendment Bill. Jir. Hawthornthwaite moved
to amend by increasing amount of limit
of compensation for death from $1,500
to $2,000. Mr. Paterson said amendment wns in line with declared policy of
mover and his party "to wreck the industries of the province." Jir. Haw-
*hornthwnite snid this statement was untrue—and deliberately untrue. Mr.
Brown disagreed wilh Jir. Paterson;
he did not consider that the compensation law worked detrimentally to employers of lnbor. There were enses in
which, under tlie Employers' Liability
Act, a larger sum than $2,000 might be
recovered, hut the workmen much preferred a "sure thing" to a long suit in
the law courts. Amendment carried on
a mixed vote by 16 votes to 13. Similar
amendment, in cases in which accident
did not result in death, wns lost by a few
votes. Bill reported complete with
amendments. On report on the Wig
Abolition Bill, Mr. Hawthornthwaite
moved an amendment Hint only red wigs
should be nllowed. Jir. Brown protested
against auy further amendment of the
bill. Solemn division was taken to great
joy of hon. members and the gallery, and
weird amendment was defeated by 17
to 14—n majority of 3 votes. Report
adopted. Adjourned debate on motion
to go into supply resumed by Jir. Murphy, who snid he wanted to go nwny to
look nfter his business nud desired to
give his reasons for opposing the granting of supply to the present government.
Jir. Murphy retailed gossip concerning
formation of Mr. McBride's cabinet, and
mnde a most amusing speech which was
greatly enjoyed by both sides of the
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That my head's in n whirl,
Por I find that our language is chary
Of adjective rhymes,
At appropriate limes,
For Hie sweet appellation of Mary.
I have will and to spare
To write odes to your hair.
But I can't use the epithet, "hairy,"
In describing the streams
Which have haunted my dreams
With n golden edition of Mnry!
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For your mother might look
In the leaves of this book
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As the days will go round
I shall sigli for the sound
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But I vow Hint 1 can't
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As your absolute slave,
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LADIES' DONGOLA KID LACE, patent kip leather counters     2 00
LADIES' OXFORDS, in great variety from $i 5° to $3 00
BOYS' PATENT LEATHER LACE BOOTS, Sizes 1 to 5 |     2 50
Agent for GEO. A. SLATER'S INVICTUS fine Shoes.
96 Pairs of Men's Lace and Congress Boots that we got at a bargain, 75c. to $1.50 a pair.
Oily lo bed and oily to rise is III© fate
of a mn ii. when an auto he buys.
Jasper So the Orville Swells have
r-'iilly got Into society?
.Tuinpnppc—Sure they have. They hnve
had a hyphen put in ami their appendixes
taken out.
A Good One on
Col. Lowery
Bro. Walker of Enderby Gives
Away Farjner Chief on an
Onion Proposition—The Press
Association Project.
Our travelling correspondent recently
dropped in on Editor Walker, of the
Edenograph, Enderby, and' after the
usual informalities consequent upon the
meeting of old-time associates in the
greatest uf all professions, the subject of
the proposal to form a B. C. Press Association came up.
"If ever there wns a class of people
who needed shaking up, it is the editors
of British Columbia," remarked Brother
jWalker. "They are slow, very slow, to
See their needs, or perhaps they just
don't care. Still, I think they do. In
my experience iu newspaper work in this
province, I have found tho best class of
men iu the business; but did you ever
think how ignorant they are of ench
other, and in many eases how uncharitable?"
Our correspondent nodded a cordial
"The great need, it seems to me," he
continued, "is the organization of a Provincial Press Association, such as is being promoted by R. J. Burde, press agent
of the Dominion fair at New Westminster. I received his letter a few
days ago. You have, no doubt, heard of
it from other newspaper men in your
travels. He proposes to organize a press
association during the holding of the exhibition.
"It would be 11 most unfortunate thing
if tho ma I ter should drop tliere. Wc see
In tiie province every branch of labor
and capital organized and holding their
animal conventions to discuss the welfare
of their calling. But never the editors.
They do not coin© together, and therefore do not know ench other. There is
no uniform schedule covering nny department of the trade, und they seldom
know anything about the conditions of
business outside of their own immediate
locality. Surely this is a mistake. Let
us rub closer. We need it. We need it
financially ns well ns fraternally. There
would be less jealousy to bar the wny
io our advancement—and, God knows,
wo need to advance."
Then Bro, Walker got talking about
old times nud Col. Lower)*, of Hi© Fernie
"I could tell you a good story on our
friend the Colonel," ho remarked.   "Bob
Lowery has a. way of doing things that
is distinctively, his own. In telling tlie
most huin-drum story with ills pen he
does it in a way that makes one smile.
And yet, tlie man is gradually getting
stale just for tho lack of appreciation.
This is no joke. Lowery is better appreciated away from home than he is
right here. Why? Well, you know what
('brist said about a prophet. I do not
know that ids remarks were intended
particularly for the Colonel, but they
have some application.
j "Yes, Bob Lowery has his peculiarities. 1 w.i with him for eight years
and got pretty well acquainted. He is
a man of fads. I remember one time he
had a fad for onions. Let the flipper-
Uopper of the gabber jack on the big
press break or get out of order, the
Colonel would eat a pint of raw onions
and all would get right at oiice.
"At one time our pressman had returned from a short trip with his bride. Tho
girl was somewhat deaf. Her condition
appealed to the Colonel. He has a tender heart for all sufferers. One day she
came into the office complaining of sickness. Bob was seated in his old arm
chair dreaming about the work he had
j to do. Yes, he was always on good
terms with work. I have seen him sit
j beside it all day and never turn a hair.
"When the young lady entered the
sanctum she wns faint from the stomach
but. Tho Colonel gallantly tendered her
his chair and solicitously attempted to
diagnose her case. She was dreadfully
sick in the stomach; had tried everything,
but could not get Uie sick feelhjg to
move—it staid right tliere. It was clear
lo th© Colonel thnt something should be
done. In his bnelielordom he hnd never
come to contact with anything just like
il; iu his experience witu tho Indies, but
he, himself, hnd had it often—at least he
said so. Oh, yes; it could be easily remedied. Just eat about six raw onions,
and he was sure the cause of her sickness
would leave her,
"1 do not know thnt file girl tried the
onions, but I learned afterwards that the
Colonel's diagnosis was not reliable." .'
W. A. Galliher, M.P., has written Ihe
Kaslo Board of Trade thnt the conditions in the zinc industry nre under consideration by the Ottawa' government.
The sub-recording office, known ns
Tobacco Plains, situated at Phillipps.
has been transferred to the residence at
Eik river of Mr, ...ichuel Phillipps, J.P.,
deputy mining recorder.
The Revelstoke City Band are taking!
rip subscriptions for new uniforms, and!
require 400.   They offer to play one© a j
week in the city if assisted to this extent.
James Hawkins, a street car conduct-!
or of Nelson, has been offered au engagement lo play "heavies" with an east^
ern theatrical company.
:  Mr. P.  DuMoulin, accountant of thel
Bank of Montreal at Nelson, has been]
transferred to Kelowna.   Jir. A. E. Tay-|
lor, of New Denver, will be   tbe   uewJ
manager nt Enderby branch, which open-!
Od recently.   Jir. Cornwall, of Victoria.!
succeeds Mr. Taylor, and Mr. DuMoulin
will be succeeded by Jir. IT. G. Fisher,
of   Greenwood   branch.     Mr.   Phipps,
mn linger of the Imperial Bunk nt Revel?
sloke, is on n tour of inspection.
At the civic elections held in Enderby]
on the 22nd, the followiug were returned >
Mayor, Mr. George Bell; aldermen,]
Jlessrs. Smith, Kenny, Sharpe, Bradley]
and Evans.
Actuated by, jealousy, nt Enderby, reJ
ceutly, Tom Flood fired six shots from
n revolver, sending a bullet through the1
right arm of Miss Mary J. Cole and
wounding her brother-in-law, Henry M.1
Bnird, in the right hand. Flood was arrested by Constable Gardom, and, after
a preliminary hearing before local magistrates, sent up for trial.
Salmon Arm is applying to bo formefil
into a municipality,- and proposes to ad-1
minister its affairs in the sum© wny asf
; pallumcheen municipality.
The property owners   of   Greenwood]
are to vote on n by-law to provide fundi'
for the waterworks extension.   It is tie;
present intention of the council lo submi
a by-law calling for the issue of betwee;
$23,000   nnd   $25,000   in   debentures
Auout $15,000 of this will be expended
bn the waterworks, and the remaining
amount applied to retire debentures isl
Sued flve yenrs ngo nnd nt present beiJ
by tbe Bnnk of Montreal.    In the pasl
year the city lias reduced its indebtednes]
on these debentures by $7,000.
j "Well," snid Mr. Titewnd, puttinij
flown his paper, "thnt woman who gol
all that money from those bankers cerl
tainly was shrewd. Seems like a woman
can always get money from a man, nf
matter how cautious be is," "She cau.l
remarked Jtrs. Titewad. "so long ns sh|
Isn't married to him." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL i, 1905.
he Home Company  Tnkes Possession
of Popular Playhouse on Fort
Flie Redmond compnny return to their
iyii thentre on Mondny night, nnd will
[en for a season of entirely new pro-
Ictions, commencing with "A Bnehe-
li-'S Romance."" Victorian playgoers
111 lie- glad to welcome the Redmonds
Id to know that they have been doing
flendid bnsiness ever since they left
Ictorln, hnving broken the records for
bck shows in every house in which
|y have appeared.
The company, while absent, have been
(ing up hew plnys, and we nre prom-
ll some pleasant surprises. The per-
jpiel of the company hns not changed,
there are two new people added to
force, a stage director and a lady,
Is Neta Marshy, who will be seen in
lie interesting roles.
Grand has been well to the front
kng the present week with one of the
programmes'that Victorians have
1" the opportunity of witnessing fur
dta months past. The marvellous
rixie" is quite an entertainment in
{•self and quite came up to all we were
to expect hy her abundant "advance
fries." This sagacious animal combines
Ihematics, music and a host of other
I'omplishments with which we do not
tally credit thc equine race. "Trixie"'
k.drawn huge crowds to the popular
rand," and Manager Jamieson must
|riibbing his hands over the success of
I engagement.
Irville Pitcher is billed as a monolo-
It and comediuu; he is without doubt
I former but hardly the In tier; he, how-
t, gave a very excellent rendering of
fe Carnival of Venice" on what he
fins to be the "smallest instrument in
Lworld." The Duffy children are an
cdingly clever pair; they open their
|,r with the song, "My Blue-Eyed
und then proceed to do some
|er contortions nnd some bright danc-
The whole Duffy family ure seen
bright little comedy sketch which
us being sentimental and is distinct-
hmusing. The moving pictures this
! are numerous and funny and please
|uiidiencc us much as ever. The illus-
led song this week is "Good-Bye Lit-
■Girl, Good-Bye," which Mr. Roberts
Is in excellent voice. The programme
|rst rate from start to finish, and
who have missed it can condole
themselves ou having lost a rare
for next week Manager Jamieson an-
5?eea 11 big programme of "feature"
including Marrell and Evans, so-
k entertainers and operatic duettists;
|great Cnrless, character impersona-
Chnrles and Edna Harris,   refined
edy sketch artists, and moving pic-
concerning "Hop 0' my Thumb."
I Jamieson says this 'bill will   equal
programme ever presented at  this
dar little theatre, and that means a
|rt deal.   For tho week commencing
ii 10, Manager Jamieson   has   two
ft attractions, the Royal   Tetsuwnri
of six   Japanese   acrobats • and
ly Box, in a return engagement in
■ch ho will change his   songs   each
visit ls3t week to secure two new recruits for his Liliputien company for
Tuesday of this present week the Pollard company opened at the- Marquuin
Grand to play at that town for a fortnight.
Considerable amusement has been
caused among local theatrical people by
the Colonist "pipe-dreamer" and his pronouncements on the subject of a theatrical war, waged by "The Trust"
against the popular priced houses. The
foundation of the story is the lease, for
a brief period, by what is known, ns the
"Star Circuit" of the Victoria theatre
for vaudeville shows at 10c. and 25c.
rates. "The Trust"—that the the Klaw
nnd Erlinger interests—have nothing particular to do with the scheme, which is
simply a bid by a vaudeville "circuit"
for bigger business than it has enjoyed
iu the past. There is no enmity whatever between the, klaw and Erlinger interests and popular stock companies, like
those of Mr. Redmond and Mr. Watson.
On the contrary, the best understanding
exists, and the stock companies, when
touring ou week stands, generally play
iu the Trust's houses and receive their
contracts through the managers of the
Trust circuits. The "Star" people'have-
leased the Victoria theatre in the same
way that, any other enterprising theatrical manager might lease the house—that
is all, and nothing more. Whether the
enterprise will succeed or not remains to
be seen, but it is most improbable that
his customary ability. During the latter part of the week, the Watson company produced "In the Confederate Service"—a clever "curtain raiser" by Mr.
Watson—and the ever popular comedy,
"Ole Oleson." The performance of this
bill to-night will close the first season of
the Watson Company in Victoria, but
we are promised an early return visit,
und this clever compnny is nssured of a
warm welcome from Victorinn playgoers.
Under the direction of Mr. Jesse A.
Longfield, the newly formed Cecilian orchestra gave their first coucert in the Y.
M. C. A. hall on Monday evening last.
The hall wns packed witli an appreciative audience, and the selections were
well rendered. Mrs. McCoy delighted
her hearers by hen nrtistic interpretation
of Denza's dainty ballad, "May Morning." Miss Underhill wns splendid ln
her recitation of "The Cherubs Entertain," nnd her encore, "Little Boy Blue,"
was given with much feeling. The vocal
solo, with violin obligato, "For All
Eternity," sung by Mrs. Staneland, received hearty applause. Mr. Larrigan's
piccolo solo, "Through the Air," was
much enjoyed, and was deservedly encored. Another soloist who delighted
the audience was Mr, D. B. Christopher,
who sang Clay's "Gypsy John" in fine
style. The selections by the orchestra
afforded much pleasure, nnd Mr. Long-
field is to be congratulated on the success of the first concert. The orchestra
consists of the following: First   violin,
Ine new faces will make their np-
liiico ut tho Savoy tlie coming week,
Idor brothers will appear in "poses
pique." Jacques and Alsaco, in-
trick cottage, is certainly a high
act. It possesses the merit of
llty nud will be well worth seeing.
Ion nnd Deagle, refined eccentric
lily stretch learn, are crisp, bright
[entertaining. Tlie versatile sketch
|f, Ln Rose and    Statfield,   singers,
Iji'B nnd refined character change
|ts will appear and Miss Ethel Jack-
serio-comic; Little Annetta La
le, serio comic; -Shaw sisters, charac-
Thnngo   artists;   Blanche   Trojan,
| comic, will bo on deck.
nny loss of business will result to the
Redmond or the Grand thentrcs. There
is no "wnr" of nny kind on the tnpis.
Theatrical managers are like other business men: they endeavor to get all the
business they can, but if anything, there
is more friendship and community of interests among theatrical managers than
is found in nny other class of business
Of The Redmond Company.
Miss Brooker, Miss Elford, Miss Rolfe,
Miss Nora McCoy, Mr. D. Herbert, Mr.
E. Gregson. Second violins, Mrs. Morrison, Mr. F. Savage, Mr. E. Spragge,
Mr. A. Ward, Mr. Rogers, Mr. P. Sher-
rit. Violns, Mr. Berridge, Mr. 0. McCoy. Violincellos, Mr. A. Longfield, Mr.
A. Pnrfitt. Contrnbassi, Mr. S. Mathews, Mr. J. Hollings. Flue, Mr. H.
Wilders, Mr. G. H. Lnrrignn. Clarionet,
Mr. De Foe. Cornets, Mrs. Danes, Mr.
Bird. Trombone, Mr. N. Barker. Conductor, Mr. Jessie! A. Longfield.
J Pollard appears to appreciate Vic-
Italcnt as he paid this city a filing
The production of "Captain Swift,"
Haddon Chambers' exciting story of n
Queensland bushranger, at the Redmond
during the earlier pnrt of the week, wns
remarkably good in every way. The play
is one of the best of its kind; interest
never flags for a moment, and while the
denouement is somewhat sad, one feels
thnt Captain Swift's death is the only
solution of the difficulties which his past
enreer crcnte. Iu the name pnrt Mr.
Hnyden Stephenson did splendid work,
nnd ho wns, ns usunl, splendidly supported by the chnrming Miss Roberts,
who nppenred ns "Stelln Dnrbisher," nnd
by Mr, Harry Pollard as "Gardiner."
Mr. Pollard's performance in this role
was, in my opinion, the best thing he
hns done yet in Victorin. Mr. Wntson
nppenred in n very "unpleasant" part,
and did his duty—and Ms worst—with
"Rush Bronson" is In the city again,
n little nhead of th© Redmond company.
He is delighted with tho splendid business (lone by his show in Vancouver and
Washington State, me Redmond compnny hns signed contracts for nn extensive tour on "the other side," nnd being
anxious to piny a short season in the
"home" house prior to the tour, arranged
with Mnnnger Cnrl Berch, of the People's theatre, Vancouver, for the balance
of the time there to be filled by the
Watson compnny.
"Trixie" nt the Grand has been the
talk of the city. She is n wonderfully
clever benstie, nnd should be seen by
everybody before she moves on.       ,
Week Starting
Monday, April 3rd
Return of Victoria's
Favorite Stock Organization
The original and only
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Wednesday Matinee
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and
Saturday  Matinee,
All the Old Favorites in the Cast.
Wednesday and Saturday Matinee
10 Cts. Any Seat 10 Cts
Evening, 10 and 25c.
No Higher.
"A Cent Saved Is a Cent Gained."
Purchase your "Cut Rate Esquimalt
Car Tickets" at the "Savoy Cigar Stand"
By this method you can save enough to
purchase your tobacco. A full line of
Smokers' Requisites always on hand.
Price's Gold Medal Brand eat«
sup, Pickles and Sauce are condiments that should be In every
house. Price and quality second
to none.
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
Hew Faces-!
A Show for the Magnate and
Plebian alike.
Leondor Bros.
Jacques & Alsaco
Saxton & Deagle
La Rose & Hatfield
Ethel Jackson
Little Ametta
3haw Sisters
Blanche Trojan
Burlesque i   Lee Hung Chung
ADMISSION: 15 Cts. and 25 Cts.
Farms and Ranches For Sale or
Write  for  information   regarding  t lie
fruit growing sensibilities of
the district.
Martin Beattie
Realty and Investment Broker
P. O. Box 106, Kamloops, B. e.
Write me for particulars of  Britisli
Best stocked Game Preserves
Guides and Outfits furnished.
Prank Rushton
All tlie best varieties,
a years old.   Will bear this season.
Box 85, eity.
DAILY >;£*:>
Management ot
Illustrated Song.
Frederic Roberta.
Hello Central, Give Me Heaven
The Francesco Redding Co.
3 Clever Artists iu "Her Friend
from Texas.,'
Morell & Evans
Society entertainers and duettists
The Great Carless
Charles and Kdua Harris
Refined Comedy Sketch Artists
" Hop O' My Thumb."
Next week The Tetsuwari Troupe
ol Siz Royal Japanese Acrobats.
Johnson Street.
For Sale or Lease.
Horse and Cattle Ranches
Irrigated Plots for Fruit
and Vegetables, Hav
Lands, Cultivated
and Wild.
Properties have Buildings, are fenced,
well watered and contain sufficient timber for domestic purposes, excellent
fishing and shooting in the Lillooet aud
Ashcroft and Cariboo Districts.
For further information, terms, aud
prices write     	
P. O. Box 48, ASHCROPT, B.e.
Broad Street,
Between Yates and Johnson.
O. Renz, Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville talent
that pains and money can procure.
Open evety evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission : 10 and 25c.
D. H. BftLE
Phone 1140.
Iluilding Lots lor Sale.
Houses Built on the
Italian School of Music,
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli,
[Italy], In addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, lie will
conduct a special class in tbe art of
pianoforte accompaniment to.a limited
nunner of advanced pupils. Special attention it given to beginners as well as to
advanced players. The school Is situated
at 117 Coolc Street, Victoria. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL i, 1905.
"Babette" has
Garden Ideas
Weekly Letter Also Tells of Spring
Fashions, Beautiful Pottery, and
Other Things in Stores.
Dear Madge.—Of wbat shall I write
to-day? Really 1 have seen so many
pretty things in the stores of late that I
hardly know how to describe them all
However, uefore I plunge into my usual
discourse ou ihe latest hats, frocks,
blouses, etc., thnt are so tempting, and
that have caused me many a pang of
envy, I will first answer your questions
nbout spring gardening. As regards
new garden tools, I sec that a new lot
of these utensils is advertised at Hastie's
Fair, on Government street. Of course,
outdoor gardening can hardly be said to
open in March, and yet for very early
flowers it is necessary to do some planting, transplanting, plowing and a good
deal of cleaning up   and   preparation.
line. By the way, I see that they have
moved the hosiery and underwear department to the back of the store, and made
it a most attractive spot. This is an excellent idea, as one can now take one's
time iu choosing these different articles
of apparel without being gazed at by a
store full of Inquisitive female shoppers.
The hemstitched lawn ha ml kerchiefs are
selling for only 4(1 cents per dozen, and I
must tell you thnt the W. II. corsets are
advertised at $1.15 to $6.50 a pair. You
know that this is wonderfully cheap. Tbe
D. and A. corsets are also very popular
for summer wear, and are advertised
from 75 cents to $<t a pair. Some very
beautiful silk and cloth costumes have
made their appearance, nnd nre attracting many an admiring glance. I noticed
a pretty cream voile gown which was.
handsomely shirred, and another one
made up in lue new shot silk, a green
and blue effect. Light shot cloth skirts
and silk coats nre regarded as a coming
fashion, and some dashing models nre on
view. A suitable present for your old
nurse, I  think,  would  be n  nice large
all sizes is quite remarkable, considering
her instability. Tucks represent a feature with which we are always very
lotho to dispense. This season the
blouses and summer gowns will be tucked as elaborately as ever. They vary
from tne most minute pin-tuck to the
wide horizontal tuck running round the
skirt, on which it is posed in the style
known as "religieuse." Graduated tucks
will likewise be very much "in evidence."
Yes, I think, that the combination of
some shades of rids nnd blues is very
smart, but I do hope, Madge, that you
are not going in for the "I dole on the
military" sort of a costume. By this I
mean a frock fashioned after the style of
the one I am about to describe. The
frock in question is worn by n very tall
young lady who certainly seems partial
to the army. It is made of dark blue
serge, nnd the coat or blazer lias collar,
revers nnd cuffs of bright red. There is
also a band of red around Ihe bottom of
the skirt. I am not quite sure that tliere
are not brass buttons on the coal, and
thnt a red stripe is not worn down the
better to drop a few hints at home, as to
the different pretty novelties in this line
Ihat take my fancy.
In the jewellery line, fashion prognostications, point to the fact tn.U th<
popularity of necklets aiid pendants is
considerably on the increase, while the
vogtie for elbow sleeves has made bracelets quite a necessary part nf a woman's
toilette, nnd jewelled pins and conlbl
represent other important items. I saw
such a pretty fancy comb for the hair in
a jeweller's store; the design was two
jewelled mercury wings, and it would
look equally smart worn with a low or
high coiffure.
Interesting Sketch of Our Noted Author
Contributed to The Week.
W. Bell, one of The Week's "constant
renders"—at least we hope •'constant"—
sends us the following interesting little
In the course of a somewhat eventf
life, 1 have been in a number of pecnli
positions, but none more so than this'
which I-now find myself. I wns ask
to come here this evening and introdtl
the speaker. Now, I am r.ot'n Theoi
phist, anj for me to introduce a Theo
phist to a number of other Theosophi
is iu itself rather strange. But, wj
wns my surprise upon coming up hi
a few minutes ago, to be informed tl
Dr. Knapp had wired that he would'
unable to come, and that I should
to deliver the lecture myself! My pit
of inability was in vain, so I shall lii|
to do what I can."
Mr. Harper then gave a very entertJ
ing and instructive address on Theosol
as viewed by a layman, dwelling parti]
larly on the points that appeal to |
man of the street. He likened TheJ
phy to an oil, which caused the seeml
contradictions of life to work smoot|
and harmoniously, ns one whole—as
of one life. The uddress showed
the speaker had made a very deep
careful study, not only   of   Theosol
SATURDAY (April 1st) will be a memorable day for Shoppers at this store.
It will stand out boldly on the month's calendar as a day of unusual
values.   For instance, think of Buying :
36 inch New Puritan Denim, in
colors, Olive, Blue, Red, Pale Blue
and Brown.   Regular 20c. a yard.
Saturday, 15c.
Ladies' Fine Lawn Handkerchiefs, with new open hemstitch
border,   Regular ioc, each
Saturday, 5c.
Men's Solid Leather Bill Cases,
Card Cases, and Pocket Books.
Regular values from $1.50 to $3.25
Saturday,   $1.00
40   inch  Reversible   Cretonne,
with Dark Olive Ground aud good
Terra Cotta bordered designs.
Regular 25c. a yard
Saturday, 20c. . .
Ladies' New Fabric Gloves, consisting of Lisle Thread aud Silk
Taffeta, in Black aud Colors, all
sizes.   Regular 35c. a pair.
Saturday, 25c.
-White Grecian Towels, soft finish, sizes 38 x.24 inches, very absorbent.   Regular 20c, each
Saturday, 15C.
Ladies' full length Eiderdown
Dressing Gowns, trimmed with
White and Red Satin, in Pale Blue
Grey and Turquoise.
Regular, $9.00 each.
Saturday, $5.00
48 inch Black Cheviot Serge, all
wool, especially adapted for walking skirts.   Regular value, 90c.
Saturday, 50c.
Extra   large  all  wool  knitted
Shawls, suitable for invalids and
elderly ladies, in Black and Grey.
Regular fi.50 and J1.75
Saturday, 75c.
Men's Bill Cases, made of Solid Ladies. Blaclc Taffeta si!k Belt
Leather,    also   a  special   lot  of     „(j0oa ,navln8 «-eras in Watner ...   . .       Oxidized Ruckles
t „.!!-.• r„„,Ki..«.i„., p.,,..*               Cases suitable for carrying in vest „    , ,     ty, uxmlzea nuckies.
pocket. Regular 75c pack inclusive ReRu,M values *r5° t? ** °°
Ladies' Combination Purses.
Regular 90c. to $1.00 each
Saturday, 50c.
Saturday, 50c.
Saturday, 50c.
Cream Outing Serge, all wool
diagonal finish, with narrow Blue
stripe.   Regular $1.25 a yard
' Saturday, 50c.
Fancy Drapery Fringe, in artistic color combinations.      These
Fringes sell readily at 25c. a yard
in our regular way of business.
Saturday, 5c.
Ladies' all wool Cashmere Hose
will be sold on Saturday in this
40c. Hose for 30c.
50c. Hose for      • -      40c.
AT   25c.   TO   75c.   OFF   THE   DOLLAR
MARCH 30th,    1905
Yes, the sweet peas should be in deep
trenches by now, and you will have them
iu bloom early, and 1 should certainly
advise you to bring up the geraniums
and other potltd plants that have beeu
wintering in the cellar, give them new
rich soil, and as the season advances,
water them until they begin to show
new stems and leaves. In a hundred
little ways like this you can take advantage of the season, and when the
warm, mild weather is really here to
stay, everything will be ready for rushing the flowering plants lo early bloom.
l«'or fertilizing 1 believe the best substance is what tbe florist use. It is called
"blood and bone mixture." Au old
gardener asked me tlie other day if 1
thought that Omar Khayyam, in his
Rtlbniynt, referred to this fertilizer when
be wrote the following lines:
"I sometimes think that never blows so
red tbe rose us when some buried Caesar
bled," etc.
This week the Westside is calling our
special attention to the great reductions
being offered in the ladies' cashmere hose
wool shawl, in black or grey. I see a
number of these are marked 75 cents,
originally they were $1.75 and $1.50
each. On Tuesday last the Westside
held their spring opening of millinery,
but on account of closing out they did
not make their usual grand decorations,
although the bat show wns as beautiful
ns ever. There was a very smart pale
blue French model, in graduated tucked
chiffon, wilh chrysanthemums shading
from pale green to mauve, nnd several
New York "Maxiiie Elliott" hats, which
arc to be very much worn this senson.
Besides these, there were other new
shapes which seem specially evolved for
wearers with small, piqunntc features
nnd retrousse noses. Tbe saucily tilted
forward hill, wilh its very elevated bnck,
and just perched on Ihe top of the head,
is an incongruous coiffure for nny woman
wilh long face, or marked features. It
is essentially Parisian, and nlthourh our
milliners are bound lo show tho style, it
is probable that it will be modified to he-
come general. The staunched adherence
which "la mode" hns shown to tucks of
side seams on the skirt. However, I am
certain that the lady wears a high white
uollar, with a red and blue striped military tie.
And now let me tell you of some of the
pretty and artistic things I hnve seen in
Woiler's fascinating store. Tliere was a
window full of that pretty Bretby ware
in nil shapes and sizes, sonic of llic vases
are very pretty indeed, and tlle jardinieres, made of this ware, are decidedly
quaint and artistic. I also noticed a
number of fancy Venetian glass flower
vases, with long delicate stems, just large
enough for one or two beautiful roses.
These vnses, filled with flowers of any
kind, make dainty decorations for a tea
table. I was also much fascinated by
their lovely Roznne ware; this, to my
mind, surpasses all other art pottery. Its
richness, graceful design nnd exquisite
coloring imparts tbo crowning touch of
Ornamentation, and it lends itself ideally
to any scheme of decoration. I wns
much tempted to invest, Madge, but I
bethought me of the nenr approach of
my birthday, nnd decided it would   be
skelch of Mr. Vincent Harper, the noted
author of fiction, who is a dweller in our
I'lion seeing a notice in tbe columns uf
The Week thnt tlie Theosophicul Society
was to hold a meeting in the A. 0. U.
\V. ball on Sunday evening last, when
a Dr. Knapp, of Vancouver, would deliver a lecture, and Hint Mr. Vincent
Harper was to be chairman, I, being very
much interested iu Theosophy and also
having a curiosity to know what sort of
a man Jir. Harper was, decided to go.
to mark, learn and inwardly digest.
The appointed hour found me with a
fn.irly large audience expectantly awaiting developments, and after thc lapse of
a few minutes n gentleman, neatly dressed iu blnck, with a slight beard partly
covering a chin which meant determine1
lion, with a forehead of fair height and
of very good width, with a bend of a
notably good intellectual type, stepped
upon the platform. In a very entertaining
and pleasing manner he began his address by making the following statement:
but also of most of the world systenj
religion and philosophy.
Judging from this evening's lecture!
Harper's new book, at present in
press in New York, ought to be veryj
worth reading, nnd is sure to be a]
dated by all who love n book worth]
name. W. BE 4
r ...   	
A clergyman, recently   engaged
another   oi   a   oucerent belief in a]
troversy regarding some question
ligion, sent to n newspaper office a]
article supporting his side of the
tiou. The manuscript had been "setj
in type for the next day's issue,
midnight the telephone bell   rang
ously, tho minister at the other endl
ing for the city editor.   "I am sorl
trouble you at such a   late  hour,'!
said, "but 1 am in great trouble." "1
can I do for you?" was asked.   "II
article I sent yon to-day I put Dail
the fiery furnace. .Please take hif
ancVmit him in the lion's den."


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