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Capt. Swift at the
a  with all his smartness could not find a
al   line of Spring Goods half so smart as our
™  new arrivals, novelties that are new and
47 Fort St., cor. Fort & Broad Sts., |
affiij]ga-Ti_-i,g-lr--TigEi_lni--iB-ir--i_-^ iilCinlgjw
With which is Incorporated Progress.
A number ot new homes, Modern in
every respect. Easy monthly instalments.
40 Government St. g
OL. II.    No.
Price 5 Cents.
To Frank W. Morse.
In the case of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway versus
the People of British Columbia.
Sir,—You left British Columbia at the
yioso of last week, after having, according to your own statement, spent a
period of five weeks of incessant though
,1'iiitless endeavor—of course, in the in-
erests of British Columbia.
Upon your departure, your were gen-
rous with the newspaper men in the
natter of interviews, and your remarks
yere given especial prominence in the
olumus of the Victoria Times and tlie
Vancouver Province. The case from
'our point of view—was it your eom-
inny's point of view?—was placed before
ne public in those interviews, with much
eference to the readiness and amount of
loney to bo invested iu British Colum-
da, if only you—still solely in the inter-
sts of British Columbia—had been
ranted what you asked by the prov'n-
'ial government.
i Reading those   interviews with   you,
Luo is impressed with the single-minded-
[iess    with    which—one    gathers—you
tudied the interests of British Columbia
luring those five weeks of unremitting
?ibor.   Ono appreciates, too, tlie mortification—so natural   to   an honest   man
oiled in n good work—which is shown
your declaration that you will never
gain approach the government of British
jolumbia with negotiations.   Indeed and
ndeed, we do not think you will.
It is clearly shown^-always by these
terviews—that the object' you (or your
unpany) had throughout these negotiants was merely the benefit of the peo-
ie of   British   Columbia. ; It was no
iject to you that' you should commence
.instruction in British Columbia.   One
Ethers, indeed, that it was rather the
her way—that the company could con-
ruct' more cheaply from the East west-
fltds, hauling its material and securing
< labor   from   points   outside British
ilunibin.   Of course, with the natural
inctance of a business mnn to meddle
ith questions which touch ou the poli-
al, you avoided any reference t'o tho
peated assurances given tho people of
s province by Senator Templemnn and
> Hon. Mr. Prefontaine—and nllowed'
ipass uncontradicted by your company
0 the effect thnt construction from the
itish Columbia end, simultaneously
ch the commencement of construction
other points, was an assured and sef-
d thing.
Taking one thing with another, Mr.
orse, you mnde out a pretty good case
r yourself—or your company—as disin-
»estcd benefactors of the province and
ople of British Columbia. And, by in-
«nce, you made it very plain that your
.evolenC intentions had only been
islrated by the indifference or worse
tho provincial government to the in-
ests of the people, it wns elected to
And yet—were your motives so nbso-
tely disinterest'ed, after nil? It is
Infill to hnve to throw even a shadow
doubt upon what you have made so
undnutly clear; yet there are some
Jits in the matter wc should like to
cleared up—points which would seem
indicate that tho securing of n grant
m the provincial government wns not
'co such n matter of indifference to you
oinfs which almost seem to indicate
t, grant or no grant,   your   company
1 he forced to const'ruct from the Bri-
1 Columbia end, or else pay two and
30 prices for all the material.
refc ns he more specific.   For example,
take the question of timber. Where are
you going to get that? You will need
enormous quantities, for there is not perhaps another line on this continent which
will need so mnny bridges, or which has
to cross so many streams and so much
swampy ground. Will you haul this
vast quantity of timber from the East,
then?   And pray, at what' price?
Turn again to the question of labor-
white labor, you know, for yon must not
Let us look into the matter a little
further. In building your line from the
East to the West, is it going to pay you
to build that line through a country
which, though one of the richest sections
of British Columbia, is as yet barren
and undeveloped? Will it pay best to
come at last to the Western, terminus aud
find no business waiting for you there;
or will it pay best to develop, by building fhe Western section, the rich natural
resources of the country, and to have a
terminus ready established with a population of anywhere from fifteen to twenty i
thousand and all the commercial adjuncts of such a community, prepared to
provide at once for your line the traffic
it is naturally seeking for? Come, Mr.
Morse, you. very well know which of
these is the business men's alternative.
The Passing Show.
Some Deals in the North and Resultant Gossip—A Colonization"
Scheme—Suggestion for a Race Week
Is Approved.
There has been considerable food for
gossip in Victoria during the week. The
announcement of fhe sale of the Telqua
valley coal fields, a concession containing
some 17,000 acres of coal lands, to a
syndicate of Grand Trunk Pacific people,
woe perhaps the most interesting of the
"news." The concession was held by a
local syndicate headed by Mr. F. G.
Vernon.   The land is some 60 miles from
£  DREAM —  \ND
"The Conservatives endeavor to make an issue of Better Terms. I think that t|iis Great Transcontinental Railway to be
built without cost to the Province of one dollar or acre of land, is something practical in the way of Better Terms."—Hon
Senator Wm, Templeman in the A. 0 U. VV. Hall, Nov. and, 1904.
employ the economical Oriental. In
what respect, then, do you expect to
save in white labor? It is no cheaper in
Winnipeg than it is here. And, if it
were, what sort of a chance, in view of
Iho grent harvesting operations on the
prairie and the consequent demnnd for
men, would your company stand with its
!?2.00 a day against the farmer able and
willing to pay $3.00 n day? Where, then,
do you save in white labor by building
from Ihe East westwards?
Again, how will it benefit you to get
your rails, your steel and fastenings,
from tho East? Are you so poorly posted on your own business as not to know
that tho cost of land haulage of all this
heavy material from it's original shipping
point-in the Enst, in Belgium, in Great
Britain or anywhere else—will cost you
very many times tlie expense that would
be incurred by being able to deliver it
by water at your Western terminus on
the Pacific coast? Do you really expect the people of British Columbia to
believe thnt you do not know this?
Please remember that you are only
building tho Western section of the road.
Armour's Pork & Beans
DlXI H. ROSS & Co., Independent Cash Grocers.
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And it is business we are discussing, uot
cheap sentiment and philanthropy.
In your interview with the Vancouver
Province you are kiud enough to fell the
public that you are going East with a
clear conscience. It is very nice to know
that, though why tho state of your conscience should lie s matter of interest to
the people of this province, we confess
wo do not know. Moreover, we would
like to inform you that it is the first occasion wo have ever known or even
dreamed of in our wildest moments of a
vice-president of a railway having any
conscience at all.  Where did you get if?
Still, the remark offers food for
thought, inasmuch as it would seem to
complicate tho situation. Was your conscience clear, then, after tho provincial
government refused t'o consider the outrageous demands you made on them for
land grants? And nre wo to logically
suppose that your conscience would uot
have been clear if they had acceded to
your demands? This is a frightful admission for a mnn in your position to
To put it briefly, your declaration as
to tho clearness of your conscience is,
under the circumstances, calculated to
remind ono of the story of the burglar
who attempted to break into a house,
nnd. upon failing because the shutters
wore made of cast' steel, went away
pluming himself upon being an honest
Let ns see whnt you have effected in
the five weeks of patient endeavor of
which you talk so loudly.   You have discontinued on page 1
Hazelton and in the vicinity of ono of
the proposed routes of the Grand Trunk
Pacific railway. It is said also that tbe
Pacific Northern & Omineca railway
charter, carrying n provincial subsidy of
$5,000 per mile, obtained in 1902 from
the Dunsmuir government, has been
acquired by tho Grand Trunk interests.
These "deals" have revived hope that
after all tlie Grand Trunk Pacific Company intend to start construction at an
early date on the British Columbia section of the road.
In the Legislature the most important
business of the week hns been tho discussion of the provisions of the Dyke
Chnrges Adjustment Act and tho new
Assessment Act. Mr. John Oliver and
Mr. Munro have been tho principal
critics of the former measure, and the
Chief Commissioner nnd the Premier
hnve taken up the case for the measure.
It is certain thnt tiio Bill which is of a
very important character, will bo considerably modified in committee.
A Boston syndicate, represented now
in Victoria by Mr. C. H. Berry, has a
scheme for colonization in British Columbia that is under consideration by tho
provincial government. Tho syndicate
asks for a grant of half a million acres
on which it guarantees a settlement
within ten years of 3,500 fnmilics. The
syndicnto undertakes fo improvo tho
iiind, build and maintain roads, trails
and bridges, and sell it to the   settlers
from Eastern Canada and the United
States. No difficulty is anticipated in
getting the proper material for settlement
purposes, and Mr. Berry says that land
will be furnished to none but bona fide
farmers. The representative has made
a tour of the province, and hag some
sites in view, but he is disinclined to
state their situation. He prefers land in
the vicinity of some railway, and would
like to have it iu as large blocks as possible. For tlie necessary improvements
the company will spend about a million
dollrrs. Should the government not he
favorable to granting the land, the syndicate, as an alternative, offer to purchase
t'he land at a dollar an acre, hut under
those circumstances they would expect
the government to undertake the construction and maintenance of roads and
The departure of the ship Penthesilea
for England with the last of fhe naval
stores from Esquimalt on Tuesday evening was marked by a very pretty display
of searchlights, accompanied by the
booming of guns. It was 8 o'clock when
the anchor was weighed, and the big
ship moved gracefully out of the harbor.
At this time the garrisons ashore kept
up a constant play with searchlights, and
with cannons booming signalized an attempt on the part of a number of
launches to enter the harbor undetected.
A prettier effect could not have been produced. The sailing of the Penthesilea
wag regarded as a last farewell to the
navy, at least it appeared to be celebrated as such, for no merchantman was
ever given a more enthusiastic parting.
From the time She weighed anchor all
kinds of small boats danced around her;
sky rockets from the naval yard ascended; steam whistles from every vessel in
port which had up steam were blown;
the crew of the Shearwater and Egeria
cheered, and amidst tlie bewildering
searchlights which played oVer the ship
until she got out nf reach of the harbor,
those aboard the departing vessel could
be seen witli huts in hand responding as
best they could to Ihe many salutations.
To get safely out of the harbor without
accident during all this fuu was a hard
job for tho pilot. The ship carries a
unique cargo of explosives and other war
material, valued at $030,000.
The suggestion mnde last week in this
journal that an atitumu Race Week bo
inaugurated in Victoria is meeting with
much approval among local sportsmen
and may hear fruit'. What Is required
as a preliminary is for sumo gentleman
lu call a meeting to consider tho proposition. Mr. C. A. Harrison, of tho Driard,
might tako a hand in the gnme. There
is no reason why the Race Week should
not be arranged. Victoria is nn ideal
city for sport—tho right climate, a largo
number of people interested iu racing,
aud lots of good hotel nccoinniodatiou.
If established on a good footing, an
annual rnco meeting would prove the
greatest of Victoria's many attractions,
A serious crimo was committed in the
house of a woman on Herald street on
Thursday afternoon, when Minnio Williams narrowly escnped death at the
hands of a bartender named John Ln-
Plonl, The man atlaeked tlle woman
with a razor und cut her thront, but sho
managed to break away from her assailant before fatal injury had been done
her. LnPlont was arrested without
difficulty, charged with attempted murder. On Friday, however, the charge wns
altered to permit of summary conviction
before Magistrate Hnll, to that of in-
dieting grievous bodily harm, nnd fho
mnn wns sentenced to len years in the
penitentiary. ]J
Continued from page 1
graced the Dominion government, which
put your company's bill through in its
entirety and granted you nil you asked
for. You have allowed two members of
that government to make a holy show of
themselves, by placing them in the position of the expert who manipulates the
three-shell game. When tlie people of
British Columbia tried t'o find the pea,
it was not there.
Iu your intervew with tho Vancouver
Province, you state that you will not
again approach the government of British Columbia. On fhe part of the people of British Columbia, who elected that
government, The Week has to tender
you its heartiest thanks.
To find your equal as a master of retreat, one must seek Kouropatkin on the
plains of Manchuria,
Taking your press interviews from
point to point, permit us to say that tliere
is not a ten-year-old schoolboy in British
Columbia who cannot see through your
argument's. You have been mistaken in
the people you came to negotiate with.
The men of the West, though they may
seem uncouth and unworldy to the
sophisticated Eastern eye, have their full
share of that progressiveness and shrewdness which has done so much for the
Pacific slope. And they keep that share
always on tap. You must not think for
a moment, Mr, Morse, that fhe purpose
of the avalanche of letters from disinterested persons, which filled the columns
of tho daily press during those notorious
five weeks, was not thoroughly understood by the government and the people.
The play was too clumsy, if you will
excuse our saying so.
iNow, Mr. Morse, be frank with us—
and clear your conscience a' little bit
more. What rake-off do fhe Grand
Trunk Pacific promoters receive out of
the Grand Trunk Pacific flotation?
Does it not appear to tho ordinary
financier, who studies closely tho question- of material supplied and the cost of
t'he undertaking, that thero is a wide
discrepancy between the two titles? Let
us say « little incidental rake-off of some
forty millions of dollars. And to this
paltry sum you endeavored to add some
15,000 acres per mile, or about six million acres in all, by burglariously holding
up tlie poor deluded province of British
Columbia? Is not that about tlie shape
of the little programme?
We may say here that, as far as the
province of British Columbia is concerned, we do not havo the slightest doubt
but that it would be highly beneficial to
this province to contribute a certain-
amount of aid on account of early construction, for we all recognize that our
gravest need is the introduction of fresh
capital and fresher brains. Your methods
of securing that aid, however, savored
loo much of the highwayman who puts
the pistol to the head and demands a
clean-up of fhe person. No self-respecting government, in possession of the circumstances, could hnve acceded to your
As pointed out above, you have, in
your press interviews referred to, placed
tha blame, by implication, of the break-
ing-off of negotiations upon the provincial government. Be so good, now, as to
hear the other tide of public opinion.
We have never, in the whole course of
his political career, had any conception
of the stability and firmness of our Premier's character, until the day that he
quietly but decidedly refused to accede
to your demands. Wo have heard him
talked of as a man of promises, and as
a procrasl'inator; but, since he defied you
lo pull the trigger, we believo thnt he
hns been giving the interests of the province of British Columbia a consideration
which it. never in its past political history has received from any former government
old devil wouldn't come on so often!"
Poor Mr. Stevenson!
* *   *
The amount of time occupied and
stationary used in getting a reply to a
simple question from the average public
body in British Columbia is quite remarkable.
* *   *
There seems to he Continental trouble
about Diets. First of nil it was tlie
Hungarian Diet, now it is the Finnish
Diet, which sounds like the eud of all
things. Law and order meanwhile are
represented by die peace meal.
* *   #
They have got a Bluebeard in Yankee-
land these times who should know something about United Stntes. Ho has ten
wives alive, and we are informed that
the powder found on him was poison. It
looks as if the lnst united state of that
man would be considerably worse thnn
the first.—The "Pink-tin."
* *   »
Earl Silencer had gathered all the
Unionist malcontents round him at
Althrope, and Mr. Winston Churchill
was holding forth with his usual fluency.
A little girl, one of the family, came into
the room and listened for a while, then
she ran to her mother. "What a funny
gentleman that is," she said. "He is a
regular chatterbox. He talks more thnn
I do."
* *   *
Henpeck—My wife won't listen to rae.
Is tliere any way to compel her to?
Waggles—Try talking in your sleep.
* *  *
Colonist's "tourist page," whicli is not
meant to be a comic supplement, exhorts
persons of limited means to embark in
the profitable enterprise of purchasing
donkeys and goats for the "use of children in tho park." Information as to
the whereabouts of the donkeys nnd
gouts will be nvnilable at the ollice of the
»  *  *
Another paragraph   on   the-   "tourist
page" states that more money circulates
iu Victoria thnu iu nny other town of its
size.   Will delinquent subscribers to Thc
Week plonse circulate into this office?
Tito Colonist is reported not going
broke in spite of its effort t<> entice
advertisers by giving away n picture for
each ounce of nd. copy.
« * *
A mother with two bright little girls
attended the performance of "Fnust" nt
the Redmond theatre the other night.
"Mamma," queried one of tho infants,
during nn interval between nets, "When
will the blind go up?' "How do you
like the play?" Asked tho mother later.
"Oh, its simply splendid, "replied tho
other infant, "but I do wish that' horrid, '
The Cumberland Gun Club held its
first regular meeting for the year oil
March 13. Officers for the year were
elected us follows: lt. R. Napier, president; T. E. Bate, vice-president; John
Bruce, captain; n. Jaynes, 'lieutenant;
It. E. Walker, secretary; C. II. Tarbell,
treasurer. The following resolutions
were then passed: That the handicap
committee consist of luessrs." Ramsay,
Bate and Roe. That C. P. Grant be
official scorer. That no members he allowed to begin shooting until all arrears
are paid. A scoring board is to be
provided. That the club have a smoking
concert, to raise funds to purchase a
Leggettc trap, Messrs. Ramsay, Bruce,
Napier, Walker, and Bale the committee. That the first shoot be held on Monday, April 3rd. Thnt tenders be culled
for supplying bluerocks for the season,
open until April 1st. That the secretary
be provided with stationery. That secretary procure copies of association rules.
That copy of every aggregate shoot be
sent "Forest and Stream." That secretary submit to the government a resolution passed unanimously favoring n
gun license, proceeds of such (axes to
be devoted to tlie enforcement of the
game laws.
H. L. Salmon hns opened u sweep on
tlie English Derby and has established
agencies for the sale of tickets in every
part of tlie provinee and in the Yukon,
The sweep will be conducted on the same
lines ns before, the first horse getting 40
per cent, nnd the second 20 per cent.
There nre 101 entries for the big event,
and there will be prizes for starters and
The annual meeting of the B. C, Lacrosse League is to be held in Victoria
on April 8. New Westminster's suggestion thnt each club post a forfeit of $100
as guarantee to play all scheduled games
will probably be adopted.
In n big show by the Dawson A. A. A.
in their gymnasium in tho Yukon capital
on the lOfh nit,, Mique Finlnisnn, recent
ly of the J. B. A. A., made a splendid
showing in a boxing contest with A. E.
Owen. The Dnwson News says: "Of
Ihe other events, that between Mique
Finlaison and A. E. Owen wns the most
entertaining nnd clever. Owen received
the decision nt the end of the fourth
round, having dazed his man nnd being
clearly in the ascendant after three
rounds of even boxing in whicli the grit
and great strength of Finlaison nbout
evened up the science of Owen. Owen,
being slightly off his feed, chose to spar
his strong adversary. Finlaison smnshed
out with right nnd left gloves iu a way
Hint threatened Owen's good looks. In
the fourth Owen put his science to good
use, and hnd Finlaison weaving nbout in
strange fashion for so strong n mnn.
After thnt Owen showed to decided advantage, avoiding wild lunges, blocking
swings, ducking nnd side stepping, giving n good exhibition of science ngnilist
some skill and a whole lot of weight and
strength." (
Mr. J. W. Spearman, of Saanichton, is
making nrrangements to import a large
quantity of partridge eggs from the Old
Country this spring, to turu down on
this island. Sportsmen on the Island
should be grateful to Mr. Spearman for
this effort to improve the sport of the
Island, and it is to be hoped that tlie
birds will be efficiently protected until
they hnve established themselves firmly.
* *   »
On Tuesday afternoon last Mrs. Baiss,
of Cook street, gave a dainty ten party
in honor of her newly-mnrried daughter,
Mrs. J. D. Pemberton, who is at present
visiting her mother. Mr. J. D. Pemberton was unfortunately confined to his
room, lie having been suffering of lute
from a slight attack of blood poisoning.
The ten table was prettily arranged with
smilax ami daffodils, and Indened with
nil kinds of delicacies. Among those
present were Mrs. Pemberton and the
Misses Pemberton, Mrs. Gillespie and
Muster Gillespie, Miss Dupont and Miss
Nellie Dupont, the Misses Angus, tho
Misses Hickey, Mrs. McCallum, Mr.
and Mrs. S. McClnre, Rev. nnd Mrs.
llnugli Allen, Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Gnr-
uett, Mr. Ii. H. Garaett, Mrs. A. W.
Jones, Miss Laewen, Mr. Stewart Williams, Mr. E. T. Colley, Mr. J. Bridgman, Mr. Solomon and others.
* *   »
Mrs. R. Dunsmuir, who has been Visiting friends in Baltimore (Maryland),
for some time past, hns returned home
with her husband, who went East to
meet her.
* *   *
Mr. Wm. B. Ransom, who hns been
residing at Galiauo lately, is in the city
for a" few dnys.   He is going   to   the
Mr. W. H. G. Phipps, for four yenrs
teller in the Rossland branch of thc
Bank of Montreal, arrived in Victorin
this week to occupy a similar position in
the local establishment. The occasion
of his departure from the interior town
was marked by the presentation of a
handsomely engraved gold watch by his
friends. In making the presentation Mr.
J. S. C. Fraser, manager of the bank,
spoke feelingly of the pleasant relations
that had existed between Mr. Phipps and
himself, and the rest of the employees of
tho bunk. Mr. Fraser expressed deep
regret that so valuable a member of the
staff wns lenving Rossland, but prophesied that he would win success nnd favor
nt the capital city of the province. The
recipient of the gift mnde a feeling aud
pleasant response, in which he expressed great regret at leaving Rossland and
his mnny friends iu thnt city. Go where
be would he would always remember
with great pleasure the years ho had
passed in Rossland. In conclusion he
heartily thanked those present for the
expressions of their good will ns voiced
by Mr. Frnser nnd for tlie   handsome
The latest engagements announced
watch presented him.
On Tuesday evening at St. Andrew's
Presbyterian church, Semper's favorite
cantata, "A Joyful Thanksgiving," wns
beautifully rendered by n number of Victoria's most gifted soloist's, nnd a good
choir conducted by Mr. Jessie Longfield,
Mr. A. Ijongfield accompanying at the
piano. The duet by Mrs. Campbell and
Miss McCoy was perhaps thc gem of the
veiling, it being sung with much sympathy. The other soloists, Mrs. Thea-
berg, Mrs. G. J. Burnett, Mr. Kingham,
Mr. Hicks, Mr. Kent nnd Mr. E. H.
Russell wer© nil iu fine voice. The
quartette, "Thc Lord Is Righteous," wns
much appreciated, nnd nlthough unaccompanied) tho parts wero well sustained throughout. Tho organ solos nlso
deserve grent praise.
Whitney Go-Carts
The name Whitney stands for what is
best in the Go-Cart line. Ask any lady
who has ever used a Whitney-and tliere
are many thousands in use.
Folding Go-Carts from      -      -   $ 4.00
Folding Reclining Go- Carts with
Parasols from      -      -      -      $ 7.50
Reclining Go-Carts, full size with
Cushions and Parasol, from        $13.00
Carriages with Parasol
All have Rubber Tire Wheels and
Enamelled Gears and all the latest improvements.
Write for illustrated sheet of 24 best
styles from $4.00 to $40.00, you will find
prices as low, or lower than inferior
grades. Our large buying in Car lots
makes this possible.
Raspberry Canes $1.50 a 1.00CJ
Box 85 City.
Our facilities are unequalled for quantity, cheapness and quick delivery.   Be up to date and plnco your orders with us.   We charge for    •
what you actually get and " not so much per bag."
IS Gov.rnment Str.et.
The Highest Grade Malt and Hopslsed in Manufacture
PHONE  893.
English 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. C.
The Hinton Electric Co., Ld.
29 Government Street,   -    -   Victoria, B. C.
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton, Comox and Other Point
ot Interest.
GEO.   L.   COURTNEY,   Traffic Manager.
The Old Kstabllsh ed and Popular House.     First Class Kestanrawt in Connection.
Meals nt all Hours.
Millington & Wolfenden, Proprietors.
The Victorin is Steam Heated Throughout) lias the best Sample Rooms in tlj
City; and has been tte-fnrnished from Top to Bottom. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1905.
On Friday, the 17th inst., Mrs. Charles
Wilson, of Vancouver, wife of the At-
/ torney-General, entertained a host of her
Victoria friends at a delightful afternoon
tea at "Itoccabelln," where she bus been
slaying since the session, opened. Tlie
large drawing room, hall and tea room
were artistically decorated with beautiful
hothouse flowers, and the centre of tlie
tea table was a mass of lovely pink roses
and ferns. Mrs. Wilson received iu a
handsome frock of black lace and sequins over taffeta silk. She was assisted
hy Mrs. McLean, who. was becomingly
gowned in pale' blue and blnck. The
ladies who assisted in serving the tea
were Mrs; Blackwood, the Misses Blackwood, nirs. Gouldiug Wilson, the Misses
Butchart, Miss Leverson, and tho Misses
Nicholles. Following is Ihe list of the
Other ladies invited: Mrs. Gordon Hunter, Mrs. L. P. Duff, Mrs. Charles J.
. Fagan, Mrs. E. V. Bodwell, Miss Bod-
I well, Mrs. James 0. Grahame, Miss Graham, Miss Sorby, Mrs. R. E. Brett, Mrs.
Raymur, Miss Mary Lawson, Mrs. M,
C. Brown, Miss Brovyi, Mrs. Leslie Clay,
Mrs. John Pigott, Mrs. Thomas Earle,
the Misses Earle, Mrs. II. Enson Young,
Mrs. J. A. Fraser, Mrs, Wright, Mrs.
W. S. Gore, Mrs. R. P. Butchart, the
Misses Carr, the Misses Grahame, Mrs.
Fleet Robertson, Mrs. C. W. D. Clifford,
Mrs. Bowser, Mrs. Ross, Mrs'. Ellison,
Mrs, Taylor, Mrs. Gifford, Mrs. Mac-
Gowau, Mrs. McLean, Mrs. Gnudin. the
Misses Gaudin, Mrs. Phipps, Miss Vietoria Phipps, Mrs. J. A. Sayward, Mrs.
10. Miiinwaring-Johnson, Miss Thompson, Miss Oowlry, Miss Maud Chambers,
Mrs. Walter S. Chambers, Mrs. P. S.
Lampman, Mrs. W. J. Holmes, Miss
Anna Holmes, Mrs. P. A. E. Irving, .Mrs.
0. E. Pooley, Mrs. James R. Anderson,
Mrs. A. S. Going, Mrs. Jiuiies MclOI-
hlnny,. Mrs. D. H. Hoss, Miss Gibson,
Mi's. Davidson, Mrs. J. A. Mara, Miss
Mara, Mrs. F. S. Barnard, Mrs. (i. It.
Barnard, Mrs. E. Crow Baker, Mrs.
Chillies Todd, Mrs. S. Maclure, Mrs.
King, the Misses King, Mrs. ,1. S. Gibb,
Mrs. S. P. Tuck, Mrs. While Eraser,-
Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. McKeand, Miss Kane,
Miss Miles, Mrs. .1. E. Wilson, Mrs. B.:
Wilson,  Mrs. James  L.  Raymur,  Mrs.
D. M. Eberts, Miss Eberts, Mrs. A.|
Roclie-Robcrtsiui. Mr*. A. Stiuirl Robertson, Mrs. Harold Robertson, Mrs. D.
M. Rogers, Mrs. W. T. Oliver, Mrs. II.
F. Langton, Mrs. It, G. Tatlow, Miss
Tiitlow,' Mrs, jV.'' 10. McPhillips, .Mrs.
James Angus, Mrs. Richard McBride,
Mrs. W. 10. Green, Mrs. Roberts. Mrs.
It. F. Green, .Mrs. Nicholles, Mrs. II. U.
Ker, Mrs. A. G. Smith, Mrs. J. McB.
Smith,. Mrs. George Jny, and Miss C,
* *   *
..rs. Hoi ton, of Revelstoke, gave a
most enjoyable euchre party on llic 15th
inst. in honor of Mrs. Temple, who is
leaving Revelstoke for Winnipeg. There
were nine tabbs. The first prize was
won by Mrs. J. M. Doyle, Miss Grant
winning second. Mrs. Dent won the
other first. In the evening Mrs. ilollen
entertained a number of young people ill
n dance,
* *   *
Win. Yolcn'-Williams, formerly superintendent of the Grimliy mines, nnd who
has been visiting his old home in North
Wales, is expected ,to-rorui'ii to Spokane
next month. He has recently been travelling on the continent, and visited Rome
and other points.
The "Farmers' Social" giveu by Airs.;
»Lester in the A. 0. U. W. hnll lust week
was indeed a novel idea in Victoria, and
was much enjoyed by all those who were
fortunate enough to be invited. The
scene presented wns decidedly rustic, n
i hale of hay being arranged in Ihe centre
of the hnll, and the Indies won? charming
gay calico country dresses with becoming sunbonnets. The gentlemen's costumes were nlso cool   and   countryfied,
, and the ehnrncters well sustained, Miss
Heater supplied tho music, which wns
excellent, and the floor wns in splendid
condition. Some of those present; were:
Mr. C. L. Cullin, who wns unanimously
voted ns having the "best carried nut"
costume; Miss McQuade, Mr. P. Mc-
Qunde, Miss B. Henney, Mr. J, Ogdcn,
Miss W. Fuggle, Miss P, Ogden, Mr. and
Mrs. McConnell, Miss , Belfry, Mr. E.
Maynard, Miss Conway; Miss Munsell,
Mr. J. Worthington, Mrs. Mellor, Mr.
B. Nason, Mrs. Haughton, Mr. Maynard,
Mr. W. Patterson, Mr. S. Moss, Mr. C.
Goodwin, Miss O'Brien, Miss Cusack,
Miss N. Jnckson, Mr. Francis, Mr. Mer-
ritnan, Mr. S. Gidley, Mr. H. Dulselow,
Miss Mclnnes, Miss --.. McDonald, Miss
Summers, Mrs. Randolph, Miss Roberts,
the Misses Thrall, Mrs. Fuggle, Mrs.
Bush, Mrs. Goodwin, 'Miss Patterson,
Mr. Phillips, Mr. A. Usborn, Miss M.
I.ang, Mr. C. Kirfg^Mr. Wille, Mr. Nay-
smith, Miss F. Edwards, Mr. C. J, Row-
bottom, Mr. M. Crocker, Mr. Monk, Miss
E. Regan, Miss F. Robinson, Mr. Mal-
pas, Mr. H. Jameson, Miss A. Heater,
Mr. E. A. Savage, Mr. A. Campbell aud
many others.
* »   •
Miss Helen Gould recently entertained
nt luncheon at her home a. number of
little girls from a charitable' institution.
At I'he end of .the luncheon Miss. Gould
showed to the childreu some of tho
beautiful contents of her house. She
showed them books, carved Italian furniture, tapestries and marbles. "Here."
she said, "is a beautiful statue, a statue
of Minerva." "Was she married?" asked a lit'tle girl. "No, my child," said
Miss Gould, smiling; "she was the Goddess of Wisdom." - ■   > ;• .
A prominent New York manufacturer
of sporting goods has a daughter >yho,
during a recent trip abroad, made an
effort to be presented at the royal court
of Italy. After due investigation, she
ivas refused admittance on the ground
that her father sold merchandise. She
cabled at oneo fo her father, and the
next day received tlie following reply:
"Absurd! It isn't selling. At the price,
they are practically given away. See
catalogue." The court attendant stretched a point, and presented her as tlie
daughter of a -great philanthropist.
* »    »
The many .friends of Dr. Procter will
regret to hear that he is severing his connection with Kamloops, having accepted
a position with the O. 1'. R. in Vancouver, whither lie iutends shortly lo 'remove with his family.
The Ladies'   Auxilary   of   Kamloops,
celebrated  St.  Patrick's  Day  witli iil-.l
other of their enjoyable socials in aid of
Hie hospital, and u folly time was spent
by the large crowd present.
* *   *
Miss Esther Bromley, sister of .Mr.
Arthur Bromley, is engaged lo be married to Mr. TryOn, whom she met.on the
way home from Canada.
* *   »
Mr. L. S. Eaton, the well known auctioneer, moved into his new homo on
Bcllot street early this week.' Mr. II.
A. Munn, who vacated tlie house, hns
taken up his residence at Oak Bay, with
his family, fur the summer.
* *   *
On Friday of last week n daughter
was born to Mrs. Savnnah, wife of the
well known photographer of Ihe Five
Sisters' block.
* *   »
Mrs. J. M. Bradburu leaves shortly for
California, where she intends spending
a few months.
* *   *
Mr. J. S. H, Mntson is expected home
this week after on extended business
trip to Toronto, Now York and other
large Eastern cities.
* *    *
Mr. C. IT. Cookson wou tin Calcutta
cup competition at the Oak Bay golf
links last week, making one of Ihe best
scores of the season. i.
Its members include Dailey Morkill, J.
A. Hannah, J. J. Strutzell, C. M. Campbell, Geo. McNieol and W. X. McDonald. Development work will be started
W. H. Jeffery, M. E., at the instance
of the board of directors, recently made
an exhaustive examination of the Elk-
horn mine, the well known high grade
shipper of Greenwood. The report of
Mr. Jeffery has been incorporated in a
prospectus issued hy the company this
week. It makes very- interesting reading, and tends to show the illimitable
possibilities" of the camp.
In a few days it is tho intention (o
increase tlie daily tounage of ore from
the Granby miues over the Great Northern to 700 toi^s, and iu the course of a
mouth to about 1,000 tons, if everything
worksout as arranged. Tbe O. P.- R. is
now taking out 44 cars, or 1,300 • tons
daily for the Granby Co.
The Blue Bell, Kootenay Chief and
all the other, interests of the Hendryx
estate (Lardeau), comprising ' all the
claims of the Blue Bell group, have been
bonded by-E. W. Keith and D. C. Johnston. ' Mr. Keith, who was in Kaslo
quite recently, represents the Empire
Ziuc Company, while Mr. Johnston represents the United States Zinc Company
of Pueblo. The enormous bodies of low
grade ore which have been kuown to
exist iu this camp since 1825 are now
likely to be worked on a large scale, and
will give a great impetus to the mining
industry around the district.
Anthony J. McMillan, managing director of the Le Roi and Snowshoe mines,
returned to Rossland from England last
The welcome news that the Iron Mask
Company intend fo proceed at once with
the erection of a smelter on their property will give fresh impetus to the mining around Kamloops. The prospects of
the camp never looked  brighter.
A Phoenix syndicate hns bonded the
Mavis claim, Skylark camp, from Mr.
Wickwire,  of  Greenwood,  for  $15,000.
One of the most satisfactory strikes
that has been recorded for some time
was made recently on the Cork mine, ou
the South Fork of Kaslo Creek. A second parallel ledge of high grade galena
was struck last week.
The International Coal & Coke Company at Coleman, has now 75 miners at
work and about 50 men on repair aud
construction work, nnd this force will he
largely added to in the near future. Tlie
main entry on this property is now in ou
the coal vein, a depth of 3,000 feet. This,
with tlie working in the slope, which lias
now a depth of 400 feet und gives a
iveMiertl depth ou the coal of 325 feet below the main entry, will give plenty of
room for miners and allow of the management largely increasing the output.
At present the company is working but
one shift, and are getting out for shipment some 300 tons of coal per day.
Lust week Boundary mines shipped
over 20,000 tons, and Boundary's three
smelters again treated over 20,000 tons
of ore.
jm vioiunin,   a. \j.
Manicnring and Hair Dressing Parlors.
65". Fort Street.
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.
Finch & Finch, Government
A dividend of 2 per cent., amounting
to $04,040, was pnid by the St. Eugene
mine on tlie 14th inst. This brings the
total amount paid to St. Eugene shareholders up to $338,080.
New Denver folk are anticipating a
return of good times to their burg this
summer. Tlie completion of the waterworks system will, with the electric light
service, establish the town as a residence
centre. Added to that is the expectation
of the Mountain Chief mine, 011 Silver
mountain, resuming operations, lt is
owned by A. W. McCune, of Salt Lake
City, and Geo. Hughes. The latter is
consulting with his partner with a view
to opening the mine at once. It hns been
closed dowu for upwards of eight years,
the presence of zinc in the ore proving
a detriment to successful operation. A
stiff market for sine, with improved
methods of hnndling thnt mineral, has
changed things for the Mountain Chief,
nnd it could now be operated with substantial profits. The Chief was one of
the first shippers in the Slocnn.
Up to lnst week the Lucky Jim (Slocan)
hnd shipped 2,175 tons of zinc and the
Slocan Star 1,110 tons.
A streak of very rich ore was unexpectedly run on to hist week In tho No.
5 workings of the Ottawa mine (Slocan).
It came in from the footwall and is a
pretty certain indication Hint the new
level will run into well mineralized
ground. About 100 feet hns yet to be
driven before the No. 5 hits tho main
ore chute, hut hy July 1st it is expected
ore will ho coming from Hint level.
Finch .. Cnmpbell, of Spokane, hnve
To subscribers The Week costs
a penny a week, and The Week is
worth it.
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Screen Doors,
Hoses, Etc.,
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Finch & Finch are receiving
daily ladies' kid gloves for spring
including Dent's, Perrin's and
Ownes, ranging from  one dollar
sold the Second Relief mine, situated
near Erie, in the Ymir camp, to a syndicate headed by Miller Bros., Osage Cily,
Kan. The deal is for $75,000, of which
$20,000 was paid down. Work is to be
commenced on April 1st, with G. II.
Barnhart, of Nelson, as manager.
Merchant  Tailor.
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Telephone B 1173,
It ia not often that Mr. Munro addresses the House, but whenever he does
rise in his place he is worth listening to.
His speech on the Dyking Charges Adjustment Act in the Legislature on Tuesday was one of his best efforts, and it
must bo admitted that there was some
justice in his argument, that the measure
is likely to have the effect' of restricting
settlement ou the farm lands affected.
As Mr. Munro said, the principal difficulty which must confront tlie frnmers of
a measure dealing with these dyking
charges is that the emptiness of tlie provincial treasury renders impossible the
generous treatment which otherwise it
may bo most desirable to extend to the
settlers of t'he Frasor valley. A very
largo sum of money hns been expended
by tho province on theso dykes, and
clearly it is just and right that a considerable portion of that expenditure
should bo charged against tlie lands
benefitted by tho work. Mr. Munro,
however, contends that a great deal more
money wns expended than was necessary; that extravagance aud incompetency account for much of the cost
of the works, and thnt it' is uot fair to
charge the settlers with tho wnsto of
Iho government employees. Mr. Munro
quoted some instances of waste of
money iu his district of Chilliwack, nnd
made nn eloquent appeal to the Houso
to remodel the measure so as t'o give fair
treatment to the people of Chilliwack
who were willing to pay dollar for dollar
nil tho money actually expended on necessary work. Mr. Munro nlso nsked for
more generous treatment of the Matsqui
settlers, who, ho said, would probably
leavo their farms if the Bill in its pro-
sent form   passes,    He   repented    Mr.
Oliver's argument that the bill favored
tbe land speculator rather than the set-
Tier, and lamented the absence in the
cabinet of anyone with practical knowledge of agriculture. Mr. Munro's speech
deserves attention, and perhaps it may
be possible for tho government to improve upon tlie measure when it readies
the committee stage. There can be no
doubt that the government should go as
far ns it enn afford to go in the direction of encouraging settlement on these
lu nds.
Mr. Paterson, M. P. P. for The
Islands, advocates t'he increase of the poll
tax. In the Legislature, on Monday lnst,
he remarked that this tax ought to be
increased to $5, so that what he called
the "tramp clnss" should contribute more
to the revenue. By the "tramp class,"
Mr. Pai'erson meant the miners, loggers,
farm laborers and other useful people
who have no settled place of residence.
Mr, Peterson's proposal practically is t'o
increase the taxation on the bachelors.
Being a family man himself, he envies
the gay bachelor who' goes hither and
thither, and has no personal property or
income to be levied upon by the provin-
citl government. It is fortunate for Mr.
Paterson that his constituency does not
possess many of the "tramp class," but
even so we doubt if the majority of the
Island people would appreciate an increase in tlie amount of the most unpopular fax iu the province. At first
glance it mny appear that there is some
justice iu Mr. Pftterson's theory, that it
is not fair that the man who settles in
the country, marries a wife and builds
himself a home, should he taxed on tlie
possessions which he accumulates by industry and thrift, while the rover, who
accumulates nothing, is almost completely exempt' from taxation. But tliere is
another side to the question. It is the
miners, the 'oggers and other members of
Mr. Paterson's "tramp class" who spend
the money and enable the thrifty to
gather it in and put if iu the cold storage
of the Savings Bank. In a community of
very thrifty folk money is very scarce
aud very hard to get. The extravagance
uf one man enables another to make
profits. The "tramps" are the people
who circulate tlie fruits of industry in
tho shape of money, and enable longheaded people like Mr. Paterson to
accumulate property which, alas! has to
be taxed, but which is gained as a rule
with very little work, and which is of
benefit only to the owner thereof. It' is
not our intention to decry thrift, but except for tho tax-payiug capacity of
thrifty people it is of no benefit' to the
community. Mr. Paterson's use of tlie
term "tramp class" in speaking of so
large a proportion of the workers of British Columbia was unwise and also
somewhat unjust. Many a man who has
to seek a livelihood by working iu the
mines and logging camps of this province, would he very glad to have a
chance of settling down to n comfortable
living in Victoria nnd deriving lnrge
profits by buying land sold to him at one-
sixth its value by n friendly government
at Ottawa, and by other easy ways of
money-making known to a few wise
politicians and "business men."
Another good public servant in Britisli
Columbia hns lust Ills position because
he is n Conservative, The facts of the
case nre given in n paragraph taken
from the Similkameen Star and reprinted in nnother column on this page. The
latest sufferer in the cause of Conservatism is tlie late postmaster at' Princeton, and his offence is thnt he is alleged
to have acted ns one of the agents of
tho Conservative candidate in the recent general elections. According t'o the
Star, which is a Liberal paper, "his removal was for political reasons only nnd
is no reflection whatever upon his trustworthiness nnd competency, both of
which nre acknowledged by the P. 0.
department and tlie general public." We
shnll never be able to understand how
these filings are done, and whnt possible
excuse can be altered for them. Is the
public service of Canada understood to
be simply nu adjunct of the Liberal
parly, a means of keeping Liberals warm
—a preserve for those who subscribe to
a particular political shibboleth? If this
Is a recognised condition of affairs, then
Canada is in a very hnd way indeed.
No, more birth notices in theso columns
on "authentic information." In future,
mothers must bring the genuine article,
nnd the editor be assured of its reality.—
Cumberland News.
Percy Godenrnth has again hit the
trail. This time it is for The Week, n
lively publication of Victoria. Percy is
tho well-known author of the Romance
of Poplnr Creek and other stories, and
should eventually do well in this country.
—Fernie Ledge.
If the McBride goverumnent, or any
other government, attempts to give land
or cash subsidies for the construction of
railways in this province, they will hear
n howl thnt will be henrd from Crow's
Nest to Victoria.—Cranbrook Herald.
When will the opposition papers of
British Columbia realize that the province is about sick of their persistent
efforts to belittle the best government
that British Columbia hns ever had?—
Fort Steel Prospector.
The oldest inhabitant is at a loss to
remember a spring like the present in
the Boundary. The orange belt will be
moved up here in the mountains if this
sort of thing continues.—Phoenix Pioneer.
Percy F. Godenruth, representing Tlie
Week, of Victoria, is spending a few
days in Enderby, in the interest of that
paper. Mr. Godenrnth lias seen and felt
all the joys and some of the pangs of
newspaper life; has puffed more people
nnd places than he has fingers and toes
nnd hairs on his head, and still he has
to walk upright without a crown, just
like the rest of us.—Enderby Edenograph.
Mr. Preston, Labor Commissioner in
Loudon for Canada, has arranged a
motor-wagon tour in out-of-the-way
places iu England and Wales. The
wagon will be loaded with grain, fruit,
straw and other samples of Canadian
produce, and lettered with information
as to tlie openings in the Dominion and
free grants of laud.—Overseas Mail.
The Herald will pay a five dollar note
for tho best answer to the question:
"What is tlie matter witli British Columbia?" This is a province that should
be one of the most prosperous in the Dominion. But it is not. To-day it is virtually bankrupt. The government are
scheming night nnd day to mnke both
ends meet. There is something radically wrong. Whnt is it? Thnt is whnt
the Herald would like to know. Auy
communication will receive due consideration nnd be published if the language
is couched in the proper terms.—Cranbrook Herald.
General Manager Morse, of the Grand
Trunk, hns spoken plainly to the people
of British Columbia. He has told us
that unless his company gels a substantial land grant nothing will be done towards building from the Pacific end, nnd
Hint the merchants of Britisli Columbia
will thus be deprived of $15,000,000
worth of business they would get if work
were carried on in this province simultaneously with the east. That is Mr.
Morse's hold-up gnme, and it is time he
understood this province will bo no
longer held up by nny such highway rob
bery. This province is giving the Grand
Trunk, through the Dominion government, every dollnr of assistance the line
is entitled to for its railway works from
the Pacific Const across the Rocky
Mountains, and the sooner Mr. Morse is
given to understand lie hns got all he will
get, the better. The people of British
Columbia will back up any government,
Liberal or Conservative, that lias the
backbone to tell Mr. Morse thnt if his
company does not keep faith with this
province and start construction at this
end, instead of getting right-of-way free,
tlie company will have to pay $50 an
acre .or all land required for right-of-
way nnd railway purposes if the line is
not started within six months.—Koote-
nny Mail (Liberal).
Pap is tlie greatest curse of politics iu
Canada. The majority of voters support
tlie party for what there is in it, and not
for any particular principle or love for
the greatest good to the greatest number.
Nearly everybody is after the dollar, and
that is what they vote for. The present
government at Ottawa is a hybrid affair.
It has some planks of its own and some
from the Tories. To hold votes it is free
trade in some sections, and'protective iu
other-. It runs useless ads. iu papers
that lie for it, and wastes public money
in order to keep grafters irom getting
sore throats.—Fernie Ledge.
Regarding the change in postmaster-
ship in Princeton it was recommended
by the central Liberal Association, there
being no organization iu Princeton, and
was due to tlie M.P.'s and its initiative
solely aud lo the fact that that the late
postmaster had served iu the Douiiniuii
campaign as the ageut of the elected
member's opponent, aud as everyone
knows, au agent is selected for his political party leanings and wide influence.
The fact that he was agent is attested
by thc certificate deposited by hiui with
tho deputy returning ollicer and placed
iu the ballot box on polling day. His removal was for political reasons only, and
is uo reflection whatever upon his trustworthiness or competency, both of which
aro acknowledged by the P. O. department aud the general public, while as a
fellow citizen he is esteemed irrespective
of political party.—Smilkamcen Star.
By the granting of a limited acreage
per mile under proper conditions, safeguarding the interests of the people, the
government can secure the opening up of
absolutely virgin territory, we think it
should be done. The interest of the people iu the uuopeued laud is at present
purely academic, and those who shout
the loudest against giving away the
birthright of the people are the least
likely to ever put their birthright to practical use. It is uot the sturdy pioneer
of civilization who hns forced his way in
to the new lands iu the face of hardships
innumerable who objects to encouraging
railways by laud grants, it is thc man
who follows after the rails are luid and
who takes good cure never to get beyond
the sound of the locomotive whistle. As
an economic principle the laud graut system may have faults, but under circumstances such as exist in British Columbia, principle should give some way to
expediency. The province bus not the
cash, but it hns assets iu thc way of land
which will in the somewhat distant future bring cash. In giving part of these
assets to encourage bona fide construction it simply places the burden of cou-
vertir.g the land into cash ou thc shoulders of Ihe company. Why not? We ask.
—Kamloops Standard.
The ignoble motive which prompted
tho writer of them is very clumsily concealed, while their false and malicious
import nre as plain as the noonday sun,
all of which cnll for denial nnd exposure.
The callow editor of that paper must be
a hardened nnd contemptible sinner
when he will attempt to villlfy nnd slur
not only one person, but a whole community of people. Why he should try
to disturb Hie friendly relations    which
have always existed between the people
of Hedley and Princeton by creating sectional animosities can only be accounted
for on the score of ignorance and a morbid desire to bring the paper he runs into
notoriety. Maddened with a wounded
self-conceit because no one paid but little nttention to his twaddle about a mining school, which is being ably advocated
by a number of journals, ho makes low
and deceptive allusion to the manager
of the Star. In doing so the underlying
sneer flung at Socialists is wholly unwarranted. . . . Among respectable
journalists tlie man who would waylay
thc character of unoffending parties is
read out of the ranks as a traitor is
drummed out of his corps, there to be
the object of strong denunciations and
of scorn. From him the usual courtesies and amenities of the newspaper profession nre withdrawn. This ostracism
mny reform the mud-slinging editor for
a time, but like the incorrigible swine he
often returns to his wallow with fiercer
attack until the prison door closes behind him, and ho is lost to view and
memory. A newspaper is a dangerous
weapon in the hands of the untutored
and conceited, evidence of which is observed iu the Hedley effusion. It may
in its unchecked career poison the minds
of the unwary aud malign tlie characters
of others, until the whole locality where
it is published partakes of the vile odor
of its contents, nud in consequence suffers in reputation. "Fools rush in where
angels fear to tread," a more fitting application of which has not beeu observed
in many years of journalistic life on metropolitan aud other papers than is to
be found with Hedley's yellowish newspaper. The Star will never resort to villi-
fication and slander, for those are the
weapons of the traducer and backcapper
in any walk of life, and nre uot considered argument by sensible men.—
Similkameen Star (Princeton).
My Aunt Alinira, who is an old maid, |
says that spring is tlie time when the'
young man's fancy lightly turns tol
thoughts of iove; hut my Uncle Bill, whof
has been a bachelor so long thnt it's
chronic with him, says that 'most every,
spring lie gets as bilious as a goat.
That's tho way it goes; women are!
romantic and aro everlastingly thinking"
about their hearts and souls, while men'
are generally more concerned about their J
stomachs and pocket-books. You give al
man enough to eaf and a few dollars tol
squander and he'll manage to scuffle j
along, but a womnu won't be happy uu- ]
less she's worrying about love, or some-j
Uncle Bill once knew of an old maid I
who lived iu constant dread of finding ai
man under the bed.    She kept on hope-i
fully fearing for   him   for thirty-seveu*
.years, and early in the thirty-eighth shej
was drowned.  One time   tliere  was   al
Brighauiyounganiist       who       married i
twenty-three different women   in   rapid]
succession, and he looked a good deal like!
the last end of a hard winter, too. Well,
Iho judge threw up his hands in astonishment, and asked him how in all-git-out]
a man would   go   fo   work   to marry 1
twenty-three women.   And the Brighaui-
youngiuuist grinned aud replied:
"Awtee! lice!—Judge,   I   just   askeT
But, on the other hand, spring is thel
lime when your neighbor borrows your
lawn-mower and keeps it till lie is ready
to borrow   your   snow-shovel.   In   the i
spring nil Nature seems to smile, especi-'
ally in the Third Reader, nnd the little
flowers go gaily skipping   over hill and,.
dale.   Tho grass pops up, tho boys begin
lighting regularly, tho   birds warble nllj
the day long in the leafy boughs, and thej
book agent comes hurriedly up the roatlj
with a zealous hut firm dog appended to
his pants.   About'   this   time you feel]
achy nnd itchy nnd stretchy nud gappy,
and so forth, all of which is a sign that]
you've got the spring fever.   Some men'
have the spring fever all the year rouud.<
Then they join all the lodges they can]
squeeze into, nnd owe   everybody, andf
talk about' iho workingman needing hisl
beer ou Sunday.
This' is all I know about spring, nmJ
most of it is what Uncle Bill told ine.-
Toru P. Morgan in Saturday Night.
"What is the   chief   product'   of thej
United Stales?" nsked   a teacher   in
European school.   And without   hesitnl
tion the bright pupil replied, "Dollars." THE. WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 190$.
The City of Perennial Sunshine. •
The Geographical,   Commercial and Official Centre
of the Yale  District.
Travelling Correspondent for The Week
Kamloops,  the city of perennial sunshine, hns hnd a place and name on the
map of Canada's most westerly province
since 1818, when those intrepid advance
agents of civilization—the sturdy argonauts of fhe Hudson's Bay Company—
_' hero selected a site for a furl nud trading post, named by tho Indians   Kami-loops, meaning   "tlie   meeting   of   the
"waters."    Forl'y-nine   years   after,   on
^October 11th,    1802,    history chronicles
[the arrival at the fort of part of the first
•Canadian overland expedition bound for
Ithe Golden Cariboo.    That   same    fall
I.Williain Fortune, of Trnnquille, erected
I t'he first log house—still .Standing—oil the
site of the present city.   From this small
j beginning there has grown slowly, yes,
Lbut without splurge   or   boom, a town
I that in 1893 became duly  incorporated
|as tiie "City of Kamloops."
The principal town and seat of the
fprovincial and federal government's in
[the Yale district, 250 miles east of the
'i'acific ocean, oh tho main line of the
ICanadian Pacific railway, the "lulaud
(Capital" as Kamloops is often called, is
[picturesquely situated along the base of
ji high plateau that fringes tlie southern
Ibnnk of the majestic Thompson river, nt
Li point directly opposite where its north
land south branches join to form the
[main stream.
A feature of the place and one flint
liever fails to attract the stranger is its
kirond, well-kept streets and walks lined,
for the most part, with an abundance of
graceful shade   trees   (which   at   this
eason of the year nre just springing into
Bfe again) fronting homes and- residences
[hat iu slimmer are set with a glorious
iiloring of flowers and foliage.    Indeed
tnniloops is one of Hie most! charming
lesidentinl towns of the interior, and this
La nu is heightened by the knowledge
tint ninny modem conveniences such as
[lectric lighting, electric fire alarm sys-
ii, waterworks ami a telephone service
he also to be had. Here, too, is found
7 cily whose inhabitants are- carrying out
lie most advanced ideas in municipal
livncrship of public utilities, for of the
have established a precedent in public
ownership thnt might' well be investigated and followed by other cities of the
The principal industries of the place
are mixed farming and stock raising,
lumbering nnd mining. Tho following
figures taken from the last annual report of the British Columbia Inland
Board of Trade will give the reader some
idea of the output shipped from this
point during 1004. Of farm produce, exclusive of hay and grain, 31 cars; hay
and grain, 15 cars; fruits, principally
apples, 15 cars; livestock, 328 cars,
representing 7,210 head of cattle, and 39
cars of horses or 975 head; lumber, 50
Of its local manufactories the annual
approximate output is: Inland Cigar
Co., 750,000 cigars; Imperial Brewing
Cbmpnuy, 25,000 gallons of beer and
neriated beverages; Kamloops Brick
Yards, 200,000 bricks, and the Kamloops
Lumber Company's new mill, which
commences operation nbout the 1st of
April with n capacity of 20,000,000 feet
per annum. These industries furnish an
ever expanding local pay-roll that means
much to the welfare of the town.
1 luring last year there was a notable
Influx of homesteaders into the district,
and the records show that 200 entries
were made of 100 acres each on Dominion land—known ns the forty-mile railroad licit—or a total of 42,r>00 acres, and
32 entries of 320 acres eacli on provincial lands, or—10,240 acres—a grand
total of 52,800 acres of previously unoccupied crown lands now settled upon. In
passing it may be said on the authority
of Mr. John F. Smith, the secretary of
tho Bonrd of Trade, that up the North
Thompson river, there remain unoccupied, thousands upon thousands of acres
of virgin land awaiting location, within
a radius of 30 lo 50 miles of the town.
This extensive section is admirably
adapted for mixed farming, a fact already recognized by   those   who   hnve
added the revenue tax collected from
local C. P. R. employees and sent direct
to Victorin.
The Kamloops assessment district, so
fur as the provincial government's
treasury is concerned—is a paying one.
With a total of 141,700 acres assessed
as real property at $1,189,590 and 0,989
j acres of wild land assessed- nt $22,870;
' with $8()7,32S of personal property and
$22,971 ns income, the revenue derivable
from these sources Ibis year -should approximate nearly $20,000. Up to the
30th June last—the end of the fiscal year
—the Kamloops government office received from all sources tlie sum of
$40.4(10. During the snme period the
government expended a sum of $52,-
014.42 on -salaries, schools, roads, etc.,
including $13,109.74 for the cost of main-
tainenco of the Old Mans' Home, which
if deducted, places the district on more
than a self-supporting basis, and it might
rightly be asked how many districts in
the province with a far larger population, can show so good a return?
Coining back to the city itself one can
glean some interesting statistical information from the corporation balance
sheet of 1904. Witli n bonded indebtedness of .,'94,000 tlie city's excess of
assets over liabilities is $37,497.54, after
writing off depreciation. Tlie total receipts for 1904 was $47,038.11, and expenditures $44,315.19, leaving a credit
balance of $2,722.98. The assessment
role for the current year shows approximately $800,000 of real property and improvements, of which sum $550,000 is
taxable. Last year's tax levy was at the
rate of 23.0, which may be reduced considerably this year. Looking from tho
point of the mnn seeking nil investment
iu a financially sound locality, both the
city and district show a decidedly healthy
state of affairs, that reflects credit on tlie
community generally nnd those having in
charge the administration thereof.
A Healthful Climate,
"To enjoy life in all the fulness of
health one must nbide in Kamloops or
forth in au article by His Worship
Mayor Charles S. Stevens, meteorological observer. Mr. Stevens snid in part:
"The climate of the district is dry the
entire year, the average rainfall scarcely
ever exceeding one and one-quarter
inches per month, The barometric pressure averages about 28.750 inches nt the
altitude of 1,176 feet above sea level, the
elevation of the present observatory. .
. . Tlie average relative humidity is
about 80 in winter nnd 00 in summer,
and- the average pressure of vapor is
about 190 iu winter and 350 in summer.
The warmest days in summer nre UBiinl-
Iy experienced in July, when the thermometer will rise upon a few occasions
to 970 Fnr., and tho coldest in winter
tho thermometer will fall, for a few days
have in store hi making Kamloops—for
instance—a place of residence for
Canada's wealthy valetudinarians, for
here without a doubt is one of the finest'
climates in the whole Dominion.
An Irrigation Enterprise,
While lack of space prevents a more
extended review of the ranching, farming, fruit growing, lumbering and mining industries of the district,' of which
Kamloops is the centre, the writer cannot close without touching upon oflevery
important undertaking, the success of
which means so much to the future upbuilding and material prosperity of the
inland capital—tho irrigation enterprise
adjacent to the city. Here, English
capital has been largely invested in the
Homes and Scenes in " Fruitlands.'
to about 10 degrees below zero. The
mean temperature for the coldest months
in winter is nbout 28 degrees above, and
in summer about 00 degrees above. . .
Thero is a very small fall of dew in this
locality as will be noted- by the pressure
of vapor. . . The average wind
velocity varies somewhat, but rarely exceeds six miles per hour. A great deal
of the time the wind velocity is 0 to 5
miles per hour." While its climate is not
n merchnntible commodity, and for that
reason is perhaps   rarely considered by
Iveniinces mentioned with the execp-
li of the telephone service, Ihe people
Ji tllie water and light plant, an invest-
lit. worth $90,892, and with I lie coii-
liction in the near future of n pro-
lid sewerage system, and the uoquisi-
1 o£ tlie telephone service, which hns
lady been mooted—Kivmloopinns will
taken up linniest-cudx, and there is ample
room for several large sett lemon ts along
the bottom lauds, bordering tlle river
nnd tributary streams, where the soil is
most fertile, requiring little or no artificial moisture for the product ion of such
crops us wheat, barley, oats, alfalfa,
clover, pens etc., to which .should' nlso'bo
somewhere within its environment." So
wrote the editor of the Times (Victorin)
iu commenting upon a publication that
the travelling correspondent of The
Week was responsible for when a resident of the Inland capital last year, and
iu which the peculiarly healthful climatic
conditions of the "Pry Belt" were   set
Kainloopians, it is ono of the most vnla-
able asset* of the district, and the citizens iniglil by a little effort anil outlay,
properly directed, turn the days of perpetual sunshine Into golden ducats, nnd
as has already been truiy remarked publicity is the 'open sesame' to the
treasure which    these    clear, dry days
acquislion of n block of land, which hns
now been subdivided into lots of from 5
to 50 acres, and n system of canals and
laterals built that briugs Iho vivifying
waters of Jamieson creek onto tlie land.
Already a considerable number of plots
have been disposed of; comfortable
homes built nnd orchards planted. Tho
colony hns a good start, and with the
completion of the ditch this spring, the
hope:* of the promoters in, settling tho
land should be speedily realized—as
irrigated land is in great demand in the
"Dry Belt."
Bordering along the west bank of the
North Thompson river, seventeen miles
up from its confluence with the main
Thompson at Kamloops nnd extending
westward following the north hank nf
Ihe main stream is a I'ract of land comprising six thousand acres, flanking the
Garde Lafferty. It is Fruitlnnd—where
irrigation is king, and irrigation, ho it
known, is crop insurance.
The area described is a strip of semi-
arid land lying between the mountain
range and die two rivers, and will average from a half to. in places, two miles
in width. It slopes from the base of the
Garde Lafferty gently to the east ami
south, and in such a manner I'hat il can
lie watered from canals and laterals with
absolute certainty.
Previous to the advent of tho Canadian Heal Properties. Limited, this strip,
with the notable exception of a few
pieces, where running water was to be
had, presented little more than an unproductive wnsfe, practically valueless, except for the scant pasture il might afford
during a limited season. With the com-
plolioll of the present irrigation system
at a cost nf $2(10,(1110, Fruit land I'o-duy
slaud* ou ihe threshold "f an era of
verdure ami bloom through cultivation
brought iibiiiit, by ihe scientific application of waler and tho glorious sun. whoso
magic touch will reclaim these broad
acres I'o husbandry.    Considered from a
health standpoint tho colony is everything thnt can lie desired, wilh a mild,
bracing climate, having no excessive heat
iu summer nor extreme cold iu winter.
With ample water, n productive soil nnd
l lie absence of injurious insect pests
Fruit'lnnd is the beau idea! spot for the
horticultiiralist and agriculturalist; for
iho dairyman and tho poultry raiser,
wilh over expanding markets, both local
and in the mining camps of the province,
for everything that can he raised. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1905.
To persons with some capital (say
from $1,000 t'o $10,000) having ambitious brains and willing hands, few
places in the entire province offer so fine
nn opportunity to lay the foundations
for permanent prosperity together with n
comfortable home amid unsurpassed
scenic surrounding, and where every
year is a good year—ns Fruilland.
Edward Hnywnrd's Brother Saw Murderer iu a Dream.
A recent extraordinary murder trial in
Edmonton, Alia,, was accompanied by
no !e.-s extraordinary circumstances in
the little Sussex village    of Mundhnm,
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Kamloops Lumber Company's New Mill.
and it was very much charred, as though
an attempt had been made to dispose of
it by burning. Harry Hayward has gone
out to Edmonton with a vivid picture in
his mind of the man whom he saw in his
midnight vision.
Meanwhile a sister of the deceased in
Sussex has received n letter from Inspector Strickland, at Fort Saskatchewan, to say that "the case promises to
be one of the most exhaustive as well as
the most interesting in the records of the
criminal law of this country." Tliere is
no doubt at all. adds tlie inspector, that
the remains in the hands of the police
are those of Edward Hayward,
Au effort to enforce the curfew by-law
is to he made at Kamloops.
C. A. Hnrte has been nppointed to
charge of the C. P. R. freight sheds nt
Revelstoke, vice F. G. Brown, resigned.
Tlie C. P. R. have called tenders for a
number of cottages, section houses nnd
other buildings in Revelstoke nnd along
the Shuswny and Mountain division. The
plans for the station have not yet been
with it wns all the costly and extensive
plant for sorting and cleaning the coal,
consisting of elevators, belts, hoppers,
etc. It will take at least six months to
procure duplicates of the complicated
machinery, and have it set up. The
splendid power house containing the
dynamos, which furnished nil the power
to operate the hauling and cutting of the
coal, the lighting of the mines and pumping of water from the lower workings,
hns fallen before the Annies. This
will unfortunately mean the almost entire closing of Coal Creek mines until the
new tipple and power house can be constructed. The total loss will exceed
$200,000, exclusive of tho indirect losses
resulting from enforced idleness.
Knight Templars of Cranbrook and
Fort Steele are apply for a dispensation
to form n Preceptory nnd Priory nl
It is reported that work will be commenced within the next month at the
mill of the Kootenay River Lumber Co.,
in Nelson. This mill, which wns closed
down during the winter, will employ
nbout 50 men.
Jonas Bushell, of Senttle, organizer for
the Independent Order of Good Templars for this province, wound up his several days' work in Phoenix last week by
organizing n branch of the order there,
with a membership of 26, with the following as the first list of officers: Chief \J
Templar, D. G. Stafford; Vice Templar,
Mrs. F. Knott; Chaplain, Rev. D. M.(
Perley; Secretary, J. W. Reed; Treasurer, Miss Ida Hill.
John McGill sustained painful but not '
serious burns at the Granby smelter hist
week hy stepping into a slag pot filled
with molten slag.
Peter Keeler, Frank Felt and n friend
had an accident on a recent trip to
Greenwood. The horses started up the
bunk near the Lnst Chance nnd turned i
over the carriage, resulting in three
broken nrms, but little damage to the,
rig or horses.
Any one going from Phoenix over thel
Grent Northern can be said to be going]
to the other side of Jordan. That is thel
name of the first siding out of Phoenix,!
and was named after John Jordan, the
contractor, not after the river in Pales-j
To sum up briefly, Kamloops has been
described ns the geographical, commercial nnd official centre of a country of
mountains and valleys; of wooded hills
nud wind-swept bunch grass ranges; of
streams and lnkes and mighty rivers; a
country for the prospector and the mining investor; for the fruit fanner with
his acres, and the stockmen witli his
thousands of ncres; for the sportsman
or the vnlefudinnrinn; the artist or the
sightseer, for it offers something aiming
its many resources or attractions to interest or profit each nnd every one.
Then, too, it does not have to depend on
ono industry alone lo support' it, for he-
sides the substantial pay-roll of the
Canadian Pacific railway and its local
manufactories; the mining, lumbering
nnd farming industries nil contribute lo
make the inland capital one of the most
substantial cities in British Columbia.
near Chichester.
A few weeks ago Harry Hayward, of
Mundhnm, whose brother Edward has
been for several years ill Canada, latterly guiding hunting parlies out from Edmonton, came down to breakfast very
listurbed. "I have had a bad dream,"
he tnld his sister. "1 dreamt that I saw
our Ted shot."
Two days afterwards, says the Over-
ens Mall, Harry Hayward received a
riminmnicntion from the Canadian police,
telling liim that his brother had been
murdered, nnd requesting his presence
for purposes of identification, nt the
trial of nn American. Tom King by
name, who left Bd'mouton some time
ago in Edward's- compnny, and returned
without him, under circumstances so
suspicious Hint he was arrested and
charged. The body of Edward was
found by the Northwest Mounted Police,
| An effort is being mnde to establish a
stage line between Hedley and Oro,
Wash. If this is effected direct stnge
connections can lie mnde between Phoenix and Hedley.
The Cochrane ranch, in southern Alberta, containing some 00,500 acres of
laud, has been sold for $400,000, to an
American capitalist,
A considerable number of settlers are
expected to take up hind in the Upper
Columbia valley (the Wilmer district) this
On the morning of the 12th inst., during tho terrific wind storm which was
raging through the Kootenays, a fire
broke out at Coal Creek mines, which
spread with great rapidity, and soon
caught hold of tiie tipple which spanned
tlie creek near the entrance.   Connected
Montreal Hotel, Kamloops. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1905
Hon. Members Discuss Disadvantages   of Having to Pay  in
Debating Two Important Bills. £
Second reading of the Dykes Adjustment Act moved by Hon. R. F, Green.
[Chief: Commissioner reviewed the history
| of the dyking undertakings in the Fraser
valley nnd explained   in    whnt manner
[the Bill proposed to relievo the sellers in
[the different districts of portion of t'he
[cost of construction and maintenance of
Lho dykes.   Mr. Oliver moved   adjournment of debate.   The   bill   to establish
and protect highways passed second reading.   Tlie Queen Charlotte Islands Rnil-
vay Act' aud   the   Pacific Northern &
)mineca Act passed third reading.   The
iill to amend unrepealed sections of tlie
l_ssessment Act wns further considered
report, and Mr. J. A. Macdonald accused government of having introduced
this measure in order to recover monies
[low being claimed in the courts hy the
Province from the Le Hoi Mining Company.
Assessment Act Amendment Bill considered in committee, Mr. Ross in the
Lhnir.      On     section     3    Mr.    Evans
ICowichnn) moved to amend the definition of "wild hind" by providing   that
laud must have improvements   on it to
|ho extent of $5   instead    of   $2.50 lo
[■scape tho wild land assessment.    Air.
■"minor (Saanich) supported the nmend-
liient.   Hon. Mr. Tatlow was   not pre-
liared  to accept amendment at present
Itiige.    Amendment    to    go    on  order
inper nnd to be considered inter on. Mr.
'aterson, as tlie holder of timber leases,
ranted a great deal of information ou
lie subject of subsection 12 b. of 5 de-
iming "timber land," which   he feared
hi be liable to a 2 per cent, under
liothcr section.    Also, he thought poll
iix should he increased to $5   so thnt
fillers, loggers nnd others of whnt he
iillod "the t'ramp class" might contribute
|ior_ largely to the treasury.   Hon. Mr.
fatlow explained the government had no
[ltention to place a tax on   such lenses.
r. Mclnnes moved to amend section 11
■y exempting from taxation all porman-
lut improvement's on farm land to tlie
Initio of $1,000.    Hon. Mr. Cnrter-Cot-
tm said that the   section   already ex-
|mpted the produce of the farm, and tlie
vernment had   to   collect   something
bin fhe fanner.   Mr. Evans   thought
fovision in municipal clauses exempting
i per cent, of the value of improvements
Rig-lit be incorporated in Bill under con-
Pderation, Mr, Mclnnes could not underhand why it wns proposed to reduce tax-
Ition on wild laud from 5 to 3 per cent.
|f the government could afford t'o give
mt consideration to    speculators who
|-ore doing nothing with the land, the
.•eminent should be able to rebate taxation of farmers who were   helping to
fovelop the   country.   Mr. Hnwthornth-
Inite agreed with   Mr. Mclnnis.   Sur-
friscil at tho attitude of Liberal party
(ho, through the leader of   the opposi-
jion, had approved   the   reduction, pro-
(nscd in the present Bill, of tax on wild
hnd nnd personal property.   Was glnd
■Ir. Mclnnes had    asserted,   his    inde-
Ifliidence.   Bill reduced taxation of the
Ipil'al, but did not reduce taxes paid by
small farmer.    Mr. Oliver said Mr.
law'thornthwnite never   lost nn oppor-
inily of berating tho Liberal party. The
L'lde-r of the opposition, he said, had not
[id ho approved the proposed reduction
wild land tax.   Further consideration
amendment held over.   On section G7,
tax sales, Mr. Paterson snid too much
nsideration was shown to owners who
|ld not pnid their taxes; In his opinion
rchasers of   property   at   tax   sales
loulil be given their deeds riglil away,
id fhe property should not be recover-
Lle by previous owners ns at present,
[ring the 12 months following the snle.
number of sections were   held over,
lid tho committee   reported    progress.
[> resumption of debate on second rend-
• of Dykes Act Mr. Oliver snid he had
|d two impressions of the bill—the first,
jit its object was   not   to adjust the
Iking chnrges, but to ensure the return
Ithe next elections of the hon, member
1 Dewdney (the Premier); the second,
that the object of the hill was not t'o
assist the settler, but to assist tho laud
speculator, Mr. Oliver regretted flint
out of 22 supporters of the government
only seven were in their seats to listen
to his criticism of this important
measure. He said that' nt the time the
dyking works were taken over by the
government it was agreed between the
government of the dny and the owners
of the land that the dykes would be efficiently constructed for tiie sums laid
down for each district. It was understood in Chiiliwack that $155,000 would
complete the work, and the government
had right t'o expect the payment by the
settlers of that umount. The best land
in Chilliwack was uot affected by the
construction of dykes, nnd the timber
land®, which were liable to be flooded,
were not worth clearing and paying fhe
charges. After passage of the Bill the
settlers in tlie dyking districts would
practically be mortgaged for the amount
of the charges, and would be unable to
raiso money to develop their properties.
Bill before House would assist speculative holders of lands in Pitt Meadows
and elsewhere. These land owners would
sell '.nnd at $20 per acre plus dyking
chnrges; after passage of this bill, they
coulil sell for $42 or $43 per acre. Mr.
Oliver had not concluded when the
House adjourned. First readings: Workmen's Compensation Act Amendment
Act; Act to Amend British Columbia
Railway Act; Act to Amend Unrepealed
Provisions of Assessment Act wns read
the third time.
Public School Act Amendment Bill
considered in committee, Mr. Macgowan
in the chair. Several sections were stood
over for consideration later. Amendments were mado to section 10, ou
motions of Hon. Mr. Fulton, increasing
niiioiint of provincial aid from $350 to
$300 for each teacher in first class city
schools, from $375 to $400 for cities of
second class, from $420 to $405 for cities
of third clnss and from $450 to $480 for
rural schools. Mr. Fulton moved a new
section providing thnt inspectors shall
report to the government whnt rural
schools require special (additional) aid,
aud that such aid may be giveu as
council of public instruction deems right.
Mr. Hawthornthwaite objected to this,
desiring that the schools requiring such
additional age he named in the Act to
include those rural schools in the E.
& N. belt. He did not' like the idea of
giving so much power to inspectors. Mr.
Williams moved n new subsection providing the rural schools of the E. & N.
belt be classed as "assisted schools." Dr.
Young objected to proposals of Socialist
members. New section proposed by
Minister of Education wns so framed
that all schools actually requiring additional aid could secure it. Member for
Nanaimo wanted to limit this benefit to
schools hi E. & N. belt but he (Dr. Young)
could say that tliere were schools in the
North that required additional aid quite
as much ns any other. The Minister of
Education suggested holding the matter
over; the front opposition benches invited
Ml'. Fulton lo carry his new section, being ready to support it, hut the Minister
of Education preferred lo hold section
over for further consideration. A little
"breeze" came up between Mr. Oliver
nnd Mr. Hawthornthwaite. Cause of
the breeze, allegation thnt member for
Nanaimo had changed his attitude Cowards Education Bill since Liberal meeting held in Nanaimo. Progress reported, Mr, Oliver resnmeo debute on second reading of Dyking Adjustment Act.
He called reduction of $8-1,000 chnrges
on Pitt Meadows lands by $54,000 unjustifiable. These lands were held by
speculative land company, and fhe
chnrges to lie placed against them were
onc-hnlf of what company ngrccd to pay
in 1890. ..ill would tax actual settler
$2 where he agreed to pay $1, and the
speculator 50c. wlicro ho agreed to pay
$1, lie believed settlers were willing to
pay value for what tney had received,
but were not willing to pny for extravagance and mismanagement of servants of
former governments. In his opinion the
Legislature had a great opportunity at'
the present time to discriminate in favor
of the actual settler so as to encourage the cultivation of the dyking lands.
The Premier and Chief Commissioner, in
travelling through the dyking districts,
had promised to submit the government's
proposals to the settlers before introducing the bill to the legislature. Hon. Mr.
Green rose to controvert this statement.
Mr. Oliver insisted that he had heard
Mr. Green make that promise to Mr.
Robt. Kennedy, of Maple Ridge. At
t'his a gentleman seated in the Indies'
gallery said "no," in a loud voice and
fled before he wns ejected. Understood
that this gentleman was Mr. Robt. Ken
nedy himself. Mr. Oliver said things
were coining to a nice pnss when member could be interrupted by people in the
gallery and said that the man who interrupted was one of t'he "speculators."
The Premier asked whether if special
concessions were giveu to the settlers,
tho settlers could not sell out lo speculators? Mr. Oliver said yes, hut tlie government was in league wifh speculators.
In conclusion Mr. Oliver moved a long
resolution to the effect that present bill
was inequitable nnd that another
measure should be introduced. Mr.
Munro seconded the resolution and
congratulated Mr. Oliver ou his speech.
He was willing to give t'he government
credit for good intentions, but unfortunately tliere was no member of the cabinet who had any practical knowledge of
agriculture. Could find no principle in
the Bill except the principle of discrimination against the actual settler in
favor of tho land speculator. Could not
understand how the Chief Commissioner
after investigating conditions on the spot
could have brought down the bill now
before the House. Statement made by
the Chief Commissioner that every dollar expended ou the Chilliwack dyke
could be justified was wrong. Government's own servant had reported that
money had been wasted. Mentioned fact
that inspector of dykes, on visiting Chil-
iiwnck, always hired—at the public expense—a carriage and pair instead of
using ono horse equipage belonging to
department. Also there was a very
heavy dredger built on the grass hopper
principle—under expectation that it
would hop to the place where it was required—it wns a very heavy machine,
and still stood where it was built. Made
eloquent appeal ou behalf of new settlers of Matsqui, who, he feared, would
have to leave their homes if the Bill
passed. Adjournment of debate moved
by tho Premier.
Assessment Act Amendment Bill considered in committee, Mr. Ross in the
chair. On motion of Mr. Hawthomfh-
waite section exempting clergy from taxation was repealed. The wild land tax
was incrensed from $3 to $4, and other
minor amendments made. Hon. Mr.
McBride continued the debate on the
second reading of tho bill respecting
dyking assessments. He commented
upon the narrow mindedness displayed
by opposition members in allowing party
prejudice to give color to their discussion of this question, rather than a
statesmanlike desire to assist' any settlement of the problem iuvolved. This wns
an occasion above all others when a
more generous view should obtain, for
the government of the dny had undertaken to grapple with a question which
had been evaded in the past, and wns entitled to tho assistance of every member
of the House. While members wero
specially charged, perhaps, in regard to
their own constituencies first, they wero
none tho less under obligation to dispassionately consider the interests of tho
province ns a whole. In yenrs gone by
the legislature had voted enormous sums
of money to improve conditions in the
lower Fraser valley. In fact, nbout one-
fourth of   the   provincial   indebtedness
Continued on page 8
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FREEMAN HARDY       Editor " The Standard."
Have you heard the call of    the coward
The loon's demoniac crying,
The mournful owlet's measured note
The swish of the wild goose flying?'
Have you heard the cry of   the whiskey-
The boom of the drumming grouse,
The dismal howl of the grey wolf's puck,
The mating call of the moose?
Every man has a streak of the savage
in him—that is, every man who wishes
to do and dare things—in no other way
does this reversion to original type show
up so conspicuously ns in the Anglo-
Saxon love of the chase. The shotgun,
the rifle, and thc rod are the first chosen
companions of the healthy minded, clean
living man, who for a short time or a
long time wishes to escape the trammels
of our highly artificial life and live near
to nature's heart. Following the desire
to test his prowess, with the chosen
weapons, against the wiles of his furred,
feathered, or finned antagouist, comes
the query, where shall I go? In answer
it can be truthfully said, come to Kuni-
, loops and you enn take your choice—
big game or feathered, fur, fish, flesh or
fowl, all await the disciple Of Nimrod
who makes the city a starting point for
the excursions he may take into the
mountains, and valleys of the surrounding country.
The Big Game Hunter.
For the big game hunter the grizzly
tarsus' liorribilis) mrty be found in
abundance in the territory lying north
of Sbuswap Lnke and surrounding
Adams Lake; Difficult of-approach and
a fighter when cornered only tho cool-
headed, steady-handed ttlid experienced
devotee of the rifle should undertake io
capture the grizzled pelt and scythe-like
claws of "Old Epb" ns a trophy. The
black bear (Ursus Amerienntis) is more
abundant aud bis haunts are reached
with less"dilllenlty, while his glossy skin
makes an attraction worth adding to
any sportsman's collection. Wolves,
black, grey and prairie are all to he
found within a day's journey, nud adding to these the cougar or mountain lion
(felis coucolor) and the lynx we have
completed the list-<if. larger beasts of
prey. ,     .
On all the higher plateaus ronm bands
of big horn or mountain sheep (ovis canadensis) and their wile ■ and. watchfulness, together witli the altitude at which
they are found render them indeed, n
trying test of the hunter's skill and endurance. The bend of the monarch of
a flock of big horn is a trophy worth
striving for, and hi several directions
from Kamloops the hunter stands every
chance of procuring tlie coveted token of
his prowess.
On these higher rouges too, there is
always an opportunity of procuring us
a trophy, thc head of the mountain or
antelope goat (mazaina inontann), nnd
although not so shy or difficult to approach ns the big horn, his habitat is in
the most inaccessible defiles of the mountains and the search makes the sport
worth seeking and tlie trophy worth
The lordly caribou ranges iu immense
herds in the broken country north of
Adams Lake, and though of all the deer
tribe he is the most uncertain in his
movements, a visitor to this section will
be reasonably certain of adding the nnt-
lered bend of Runifer caribou to bis col-
' lection. The Mule deer (enriacus nine-
rotis) is abundant in all directions and
within a few miles of tho eity. The
white tailed deer (enriacus virginianiis)
is also to be found iu tlie southerly part
of the district but is not so common ns
bis larger cousin. Taking all tilings into
consideration there is no part of the
province where the man who cares (or
the trophies of big game and the sport
lo be had with the rifle, can obtain better results or n more varied bag than in
the district tributary to Kamloops,
Feathered Game.
In the way of feathered game and wild
fowl the district is well supplied, and
within n dny's drive of the city good
sport with the shotgun is always to be
obtained.   The Cnnndinn ruffed grouse,
Ihe blue grouse, Richardson's grouse, the
Franklin grouse or fool hen and the
sharp-tailed grouse or prairie chicken
are all abundant, as also are water-fowl
in many varieties, ranging from the grent
whistling swan to the ruddy duck. Of
the geese the wary and hard-flying Canada goose and the American white-
fronted goose are the most abundant, and
from the time when "lightening the dusk
of the dingles the amber and red are
wed" until the North King casts his
armor over lake and river, these varieties are very plentiful on (ihe open ranges
surrounding Kamloops. The mallard
heads tlie list of ducks both for sport
and for abundance, but the green-winged
teal, the gadwall, the American widgeon,
tlie broadbill, the buflle-hend and the
ruddy duck are all to be found in the
hikes and ponds throughout the entire
district. Several other species are to be
found, but those named will constitute
the greater part of the gunner's bug.
Snipe a few, and an occasional golden
glover or curlew will add variety to tho
different waters the trout taken throughout the district are said to be identical
in species, but wherever taken or whatever their peculiarities, they are all
game to the lnst degree and will afford
excellent sport at all times. The single
exception to this identity of species is
a special inducement to the angler and
one which eau only be offered by the
waters of the Thompson river, Kamloops
lake and Shtiswnp hike, with their tributary streams. This exception is the
silver trout (salmo Kamloopis), the
gamiest, strongest lisli that ever bent
bent lauccwoud or sung thc song of the
reel, so sweet to the fisherman's ears.
At Snvouas, where the waters debouch
from Kamloops lake into the Lower
Thompson river, tlie silver trout is taken
at his best and good creels may he killed
whenever weather conditions are favorable.
Taking it altogether few sections of
this great province will afford more
varied or better sport with rod and gun
than will the Kamloops district, All requisites can be obtained iu the city from
trout flies to n complete outfit for ithe expeditions of the big game hunter, who
can also procure guides nnd horses at
reasonable rates.
Continued from page 7.
was incurred through public works
undertaken in that district. He found no
fault with past governments for whnt
they had done in this regard, believing
Clint the money had been expended in the
public interests. But they were not
legislating for ono section of the province
only, but for fhe country as a whole.
People who lived in- the interior and in
tho far northern parts of the provinee
luid claims upon their attention. The
cost of dyking nnd improving the Fraser
River valley should not be cast upon
them. He recalled some speeches of
Mr, Oliver, iu which flint gentleman had
taken the broad ground that too much
should not he asked of the government
in fighting; the settlers' battles in the
Fraser valley, nnd that' individual labor
nnd industry should be engnged. Mr.
McBride said that Mr. Oliver had pointed to his divil case in support of this
proposition; that he had contended, in a
word, that settlers in fhe upper valley
should fight it out as he had had to do.
Mr. Oliver maintained that his position
was correctly represented in the resolution ho moved fhe day before. Hon. Mr.
McBride insisted that he had heard the
member for Delta give utterance to the
sentiments expressed.    He believed the
feathered game obtainable. The northern hare and the little chief hare, locally
known as rabbits, are in some years exceedingly plentiful, but their appearance
in great numbers is periodical nnd during the intervening seasons of scarcity
they are few and fnr between.
For Reel and Rod,
To the angler the district holds out
splendid Inducements. The icy waters
of Ihe mountain-fed streams nnd the
jewel-like lakes scattered throughout n
selling of grey rock nnd green forest constitute a habitat for trout which is equalled by few fishing grounds in the world.
Although differing in size and color in
A Loudon clergyman tells of preaching one day about God's wisdom being
superior to man's, dwelling nt length
upon the fact that He knows best what'
we need, and provides whnt is best for
us. "It is just as you do with flowers,"
he said. "You plant geraniums and
heliotrope in tlie sunshine, because you
know they will grow better there. But
you provide a shady nook for tho
fuchsia." He felt that the sermon had
been a helpful one, so was gratified
when, after services, a woman came up
to him, and snid: "Oh, doctor, I am so
glad of that sermon." Ho was about to
express his pleasure nt' having helped
her, when she ndded: "I never knew
before whnt was tho matter with my
member for Delta was fencing with this
question, and suggested that if the leader
of the opposition had had   his way, no
party spirit would hnve entered into the
Mr. Hawthornthwaite's Bill to amend
Coal Mines Act considered in committee
of the whole House. The measure is
designed to make effective the Act of last
year limiting tbe time of employment
underground to 8 hours dnily. Mr.
Bowser moved, in committee on fhe
Supreme Court Act, which provides that
appellants shall not be required to furnish security for more than $200 costs,
thnt tho committee rise. He contended
that in many cases, at   for instance in
the Hopper-Dunsmuir suit,   $150 "would
not nearly cover   expense   incurred by\
appeal.   Tho amendment was   defeated]
on division by 1G votes to 13.   Mr. Mc-I
Innes moved to amend the bill by raising ]
i'Iio limit of security required   to   $E
This was opposed by Air. J. A. Macdonald nnd defeated by 17 votes to 12.
Mr. Hawthornthwaite called attention off
House to introduction of a bill in tho]
House of Commons,    Ottawa,   by Mr.,
Ralph Smith, to enable the C. P. R. tol
acquire the E. & N., which measure cou-f
tained a section depriving the province J
of tho right of taxation.   The Attorney-
General said ho had written to the Min-:
ister of Justice ou the subject.   The mat-'
ter will bo   further   discussed   in the|
House Inter.
Being tlie only first-class saloon pasj
seuger of the 7,000-tou Hamburg-Anier|
can ljjner Fr-inz Oskar, on his recent voyl
ago from Naples to New York, Fathefl
Robinson,; a New York Roman Catholil
priest has had what is probably a uiiiqui]
Day after day for nearly three weekl
he dined in lonely grandeur. A line oj
stewards waited on him, aud uight afte|
night, the ship's band serenaded hin
while for his benefit' alone the smokind
room aud the music saloon were kepj
"It grew a trifle monotonous," sai(
Father Robinson to a correspondent
tlie New York World, "and there werl
times when 1 would cheerfully havfl
given the band a sovereign not to play.'J
Logic sometimes triumphs over dogj
ma, as is illustrated in the case of a lit.1
tie girl who hnd been brought up a bcl
liever in Christian Science. She waif
visiting her aunt, a non-believer, nud ill
iho course of the afternoon fell dow/
stairs, whereupon she began to cry lust]
ily. "Are you hurt, dear?" inquired thi
mint. "No," wnsi the sobbing response]
"Then," said the aunt, not without
touch of wicked enjoyment, "why do yol
cry?" "I'm crying," was the reply, "bj
cause 1 can't feel that I ain't hurt,"
"A few days ago it was my fate to l>]
forced to listen  to a long    and tediu^
speech by an    amateur    speaker," saM
Simeon Ford; "I listened to him Uttcnl
ivcly for more than mi   hour, becnus|
you know, I like- t'o have people listen
me when 1 set out to   bore   them will
language.    Well,  I am glad I listened
because, if I had not done so 1 woul
probably have missed one of    the bel
wind-ups to a speech I ever heard. Jul
as we were all ready to drop off to sleej
he said:   " 'And now,' us Lady Godiv
said when she wns returning ou herri<|
'I am drawing near my clothes.' "
Fancy hauling up a theatrical man, i
town for five weeks, for poll taxes fl
his company!' What are wo coming tol
That tax collector is not n hospitabl
chap. Ho will get after the Seattl
"tripper" and tho honeymoon conptij
Waltzing  makes  you  strangely  giddy,1
So you seize a sheltered spot,
Wondering what on earth to talk of
Once you've stated that It's hot.
Manfully you face the topic
Of her uucle and his gout,
And you don't exactly gather
Where's the fun of slttlug-out.
Two years later when you're slttlug
In the same secluded spot,
You forget to mention blandly
That the room Is awf'ly hot;
Somehow phrases come more glibly
To the tongue that once wns slow,
And your tone has strangely alteredj
To a whisper soft and low.
You Inquire about "that cousin"—
Quite by accident—you touch
Slender fingers, as you ask her
If she likes him very much?
Then It's really alee to watch her
Answer with a charming pout:
"Well, perhaps not quite so well as .
Oh! It's jolly, slttlng-out!
j    Tlie Watson Stock Company's presentation ot "A Royal Prisoner" at the Redmond theatre was enjoyed by crowded
j audiences during the three first nights of
' the    week.       Hayden    Stevenson    ns
! "Rudolph   Rnssendyll"   scored   another
' success.   As a "leading man" he has certainly proved his ability in mnny differ-
1 out pnrts since his coming to the Redmond.    Miss Ethel Roberts as the distinguished  "Princess Flavin"  has    not
been seen to ..etter advantage since her
first appearance in Victoria,    She wns
' thoroughly at home in her impersonation
of the fair Trincess. and tlie hnndsome
gowns she wore in the different scenes
were much admired.   Miss Roberts possesses that easy, graceful way of moving
on the stage, and many stars might take
pointers from her with advantage.   Miss
Aline Wallace   ns   Madame Antoinette
De Mauban acted her part well.    The
villain this time was Mr. Harry Pollard,
who took the pnrt of   Black   Michael.
Duke of Stralsau, and    cousin to    the
King.   Mr. Pollard did well in this role,
which seemed better suited to him than
some   of his previous characters.    Mr.
Albert J. Watson as Colonel Sapt, made
a fine, faithful old soldier in the cause
of the King.    A word of   praise   must
truly be given tn Jir. Arthur Cyril, who
was especially engaged for the role   of
Frita Von TnUenheim.   He certainly did
justice to his part, and it is hopeil that
he will remain a fixture with the Watson Company so long as they remain in
Viotoi-in.   All the other members of the
company did well.   The costumes   nnd
gowns were indeed worthy of notice. In
the second act Miss Roberts wore    a
leantifnl white brocaded satin gown to
attend the coronation.    Her toilette wns
perfect in every detail, even to the three
royal pinnies worn in her hair.   In the
third act she appeared in n    decidedly
hie costume of soft purple velvet, and
large wilite picture lint and feather ruff,
ind in tlie last scene her robes were of
10ft clinging grey crepe, with fascinating
mod and cape to match.
During (he latter part of   the   week
Kidnapped,"   nn    excellent    comedy-
'drama, held the boards. Mr. Watson tak-
ug tln> part of Louis Reingold.
There is a fine bill at the Grand theatre
on Johnson street this week.   Every act
s good, nnd nil nre greatly enjoyed by
urge nndieuccs    each    afternoon    nnd
light.   Clarke and Temple, in a funny
■ketch, introduced some very good sing-
ng, Mr. Clarke possessing n pure lyric
tenor of uncommon compass nnd sweetness.    The hand balancing and Roman
ing work of Louie Bros, has never been
equalled iu tho city.   Miss Anny Granville   has been suffering from a severe
cold all week, which shows its effects in
ler singing, but the beautiful    electric
dance with  which  her net    concludes,
ally makes up for the slight defects in
its opening.    Danny Mnnu    nnd    Lola
Haines fully sustain the reputation made
last  week,  their sketch entitled  "Mrs.
Grognn's Birthday," being quite the funniest ever given nt the Grand.    "You
Never Spoke'to Me Like Thnt Before"
is better thnn the average run of illustrated songs, and is rendered full justice
by   Mr.    Roberts.   Tliere will be   two
lerl'orniances Unlay, commencing at 2.30,
nt which only five cents will bo charged
for children, and  the week will closed
with    three   performances to-night, bo-
inning at' 7.30.
For next week Manager Jnmiesoil has
secured another of the sensational features, which he never allows to escape
tfm if they conio anywhere within reach.
This time it is "Princess Trixie," said
o lie the most wonderful educated horse
lerforming on the continent. Some of
he startling "stunts" that Trixie has
iceii performing hefore admiring nudi-
nces on tlie const would seem to hear
mt her trainer's claims that she really
derstnnds all thnt is said to her. Lead-
ng horsemen, while marvelling nt her in-
elligence, hnve endeavored by close
icrtltiny to detect nny code of signnls by
hich the horse mig i directed hy her
liaster, but such hns never been discovered. In response to a running con-
lersntion of suggestions from tho train
er, tlie intelligent animal proceeds to
stand on her head; sit down in n chair;
goes through different gaits; pretends to
lie drunk, lame and tired; laughs at the
audience; revolves on a pedestal blindfolded; tells the time .by a watch; gives
an inimitation of a horse having the colic,
and perforins a contortion act. To conclude the gifted animal plays "Home
Sweet Home" on n sot of bells, nnd proceeds to demonstrate her musical knowledge by running tlie scale and giving auy
note called for by nny one in the audience.
Other features of next week's bill will
be the Duffy children, singers and dnn-
cers; Orville Pitcher, comedian; the four
Duffy's, comedy sketch; Air. Roberts,
singing "Good-bye,, Little Good-bye," and
a new line of moving pictures, illustrating half-a-dozen comical subjects.
The savoy theatre's offerings for next
week will include the "Great Hoffmanns"
in the original Madison Square Garden
cycle whirl. This is the most startling
and thrilling net ever produced here. A
couple of daring bicyclists gyrate on
a bowl shaped track witli such wonderful speed as to defy the laws of gravitations. ... is tiie smallest nnd most difficult whirl ever seen. The Challelainc
sisters, clever singing nnd dancing gou-
brettes, will make their first appearance
in Victoria, ns also will Miss Hattie
Wade Mack, character artiste. Johnny
Ray, Hibernian mirth maker; the Shaw
sisters, character change artists; Lord
and Meek, sketch artists; Ward and
Leslie, singing nnd daubing soubrettes;
Lulu Watts, serio comic, nnd Blanche
Trojan, serio comic, go to make up an
entertainment that is hard to surpass.
Tlie opening number will lie a burlesque
comedy hy Lord nnd Meek, entitled "Lee
Hung Chang."
«   *   *
The rintt-Fanning Compnny is touring
the upper country, playing to good business in Revelstoke this week.
«   ♦   «
Tho performance Of Charley's Aunt"
by the Watson Company lnst week wns
n great success, mm attracted record
business to the Redmond. Mr. Watson
ns "Bnbs" wns a thing of joy—if not
of beauty.
Every oue knows that in the spring of
the year when fresh fruit is scarce and
the supply of home made preserves is
getting low that a very tasty dessert oan
be made out of a dish of stewed prunes
dried apples or dried peaches. Tbe
materials for these dishes oan be secured
nt Fred Curno's, Corner of Yates and
Broad Streets, on request, nt;
Prunes, -0-50's,-lbs for 25c.
80-90's, 6 lbs for 25c. I
Dried Peaches, per lb 15c.
laney Outurio Dried Apples, 12}_o lb.
Buy a bittlo of onrOi'msello Oporto, an
iuvalid Port, 50c. per bottle.
The most delicious sweetmeat now on
tlie Market in Victoria aud at the same
time the most wholesome is the HOME>
MADE BUTTER TOFFEE manufactured by W. R. Hartley, 74 Yates St.
The Week costs $1 per
Dr. Krnpp, president for many years
of the Vancouver Theosophical Society,
will lecture at the A. 0. IT. W. hall (upstairs) on Sunday evening nt 8 o'clock.
Subject, "An Outline of Thcosophy."
Mr. Vincent Harper will take the chair.
Editor    The
this    morning's
to    the    Binns
on    before    tlie
Week:—I notice in
Colonist a reference
inquiry now going
school    trustees,    or
to be quite correct, three of their number. It seems strange that such an important matter should be inquired into by
only three of the trustees, whilst thp
others were kept in ignorance of any
meeting taking place, they not having
been notified to attend. Another point
is, how can a trustee sit, and try the
ease unbiased while he acts as counsel
for the defendant in the police court?
Again, the declaration of the Colonist
thnt some of the trustees term it n tempest in n teapot, is totally uncalled for,
and if they hnve such opinions it would
be wise of them not to publicly ventilate
thorn, • JUSTICE.
New subscript ions received this week
from the country arc hereby acknowledged from the following: Mn thews &
Evans, Enderby; R. I\ Bradley, Enderby; A. .1. Young, Enderby; J. E. English, Enderby; W. II. Hutchinson, Enderby: G. C. Metcalfe, Enderby: F.
Pymnn, Enderby; W. E. Trtiesdnlo, Enderby; G. R. Slllirpo, Enderby: Geo.
Bell, Enderby; C. W. Hollidny, Armstrong: W. J. Armstrong. Armstrong; B.
Francis, Armstrong; 1'. W. Burns, Armstrong; Fisher * Sage. Armstrong; Farmers' Exchange, Armstrong; Okanagan
Flour .Mills, Armstrong; Whiting &
Rogers. Armstrong; Bank of Montreal.
Armstrong; Kamloops Lumber Co., Enderby; H. W. Harvey, Enderby; D. II.
Gerow, Enderby; J. W. Smith, Mable
take P. 0.; A. Pender, Metchosiu.
At our large Salesrooms, Old Church, at
corner of Broad and Pandora Streets,
2 p. m., Tuesday,
March 28th
Terms Cash.
Particulars Sunday.
Doni. Govt. Auctioneer.
Will be held iu the
Council Chamber, City Hall
Thesday, the 28th inst.
Nor the purpose of taking into consideration the best way of celebrating " Victoria Day."
It is desired that a large number be
present at this preliminary meeting.
The chair will be taken promptly at 8
o'clock p. in.
Acting for the Mayor.
Victoria, B. C, March 23rd, 1905.
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
-EH.  !_■-
no Michigan Street.
Tho Week has received from Miss
Kate Scanian, secretary of the Provincial Teachers' Association, the programme arranged for the eighth annual
meeting to he held in the Armory, Revelstoke during April 25th, 20th nnd 27th.
Tho meeting should prove unusually interesting. Dr. G. A. Hay, of St. John,
N. B„ will lecture on "Nature Study"
anil on "History." Dr. 0. J. Fagan will
i'iiIk on "School Hygiene in Relation to
Preventive Diseases," and addresses at
tlio public meeting on the 20th will be
given by the Minister of Eduentiou and
Mr. Alex. Robinson, Superintendent of
The Week lias received a very handsome picture sent nut ill the interest's of
tho well-known "Royal Household"
brand of flour put out by the Ogilvie
It looks ns if tliere is going to be n
shortage of water for irrigation purposes in Kamloops this summer, owing
to the Unlit fall of snow, anil unless
there is speedily a good fall of rain it
is going lo lianl on the bunchgrnss.
Week Starting
Monday, March 20th
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Wednesday Matinee
Grand Double Bill
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and
Saturday Matinee.
Always the same, 10 and 25c.
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
"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.
On. C. Anderson, Prop. Savoy Cigar Stand.
Price's Gold Medal Brand 6at<
sup, Pickles and Sauce are con>
diments that should be ln every
house. Price and quality second
to n»n«-
Farms and Ranches For Sale or
Write  for   information   regarding  the
fruit growing sossibilities of
the district.
Martin Beattie
Realty and Investment Broker
P. O. Box 106, Kamloops, B. <S.
Write me for particulars of  British
Best Stocked Bane Preserves
Guides and Outfits furnished.
Prank Rushton
All the best varieties,
2 years old.   Will bear this season.
Box 85, eity.
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 iu the Lillooet and
Ashcroft and Cariboo Districts.
For further information, ternis and
prices write
P. O. Box 48, ASHCROFT, B.C.
Hew Faces—6
A Show for the Magnate and
Plebian alike.
Hattie Wade Mack
Chattelaine Sisters
Johnny Ray
Shaw Sisters
Lord and Meek
Ward and Leslie
Lulu Watts
Blanche Trojan
Burlesque 1   Lee Hung Chung
ADMISSION: 15 Cts. and 25 Cts.
Management ol
Illustrated Song.
Frederic Roberts.
"Good-bye Little Girl, Good-bye."
The Duffy Children
Singers and Dancers.
Orville Pitcher
Noted Monologue Comedian.
The 4 Duflys
Comedy Sketch.
Engagement Extraordinary
" Prlncaas Trlxla,"
The most wonderfully educated
horse in America.
Johnson Street.
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 Ulent
that pains and money can procure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission :  10 and 35c.
Phone 1140.
Building 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 Bud Guitar, he will
conduct a special class in the art of
pianoforte accompaniment to a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is given to beginners as well as to
advanced players. The school is situated
at 11; Cook Street, Victoria. 10
Round the
City Stores.
" Babette "   Describes  Attractive
Things—Spring Fashions
in   Hats.
V Dear Madge:—I have just returned
home from a day's "gadding" in all the
shops in town, and now you shall have
the -benefit of what I saw in the line of
spring novelties. The Westside have not
quite closed out yet, in fact they seem
to be getting in new goods every day at
very low prices. I noticed a special lot
of all wool suitings, consisting of Venetian cloth, homespuns, basket cloth and
linked ctumino, in color effects; nlso a
few pieces of black serge suitings, 54
inches wide, for only 75 cents per yard.
I saw such pretty braids and trimmings
at this same store, diamond omuls and
i soutaches seem to be very much In
favor, nnd there are    several    develop-
spring opening was a lady purchasing a
new shaped lint. This lady in question
has for the last four years, every winter
and summer, purchased exactly the same
shaped hat, in spite of the changeable
styles. It is a large hat, in shape, nnd a
grent butterfly bow, always sits on the
brim, as if ready to take wings and fly
away at a moment's notice. A most
stiff and unbecoming chapeau—as you
may easily imagine. So remember,
"Miladi of the Bonnet," whatever else
you do nnd whatever else you have, possess yourself of at least one witching
piece of headgear. It is said you might
as well be out of the world as out of the
fashion, and it is quite certain that you
might ns well be out of fashion ns out of
harmony. And it is so easy to be in
harmony, too. It takes such n very little
material, hut it does take a deal of taste
and judgment, and now nnd then a little
common sense thrown in by way of good
measurement. If you are not sure
whether this, that or the other thing, is
becoming to you, ask some one else, nnd
some one who is n true enough friend to
beautiful glimmering cut glass, in all
shapes, ranging from dainty crystal-like
flower vases, to sparkling massive salad
and puuch bowls, water bottles, etc. Of
course Libby's is the best, it is celebrated for the blue-white purity of the glass
itself, beauty of design, the depth of
cutting and lasting brilliancy. After all,
Madge, what) decoration is more beautiful for dinner or supper table than this
lovely glittering cut glass? Of course
you intend sending home Easter cards,
and doubtless you will be looking out foi'
something dainty and new in that line.
I saw such pretty ones at Hibben &
Co's store. They were simply made ou
stiff square cards, daintily colored, on
which were written suitable Easter
greetings, nnd in one corner n denr little
chicken peeped out from nn egg shell.
You ask me whnt I read, will I must
loll you nbout a novel I picked up nt
the Victorin News Cq., entitled, "ln
Which n Woman Tells the Truth About
Herself." Author unknown. The subtitle of this story is certainly pregnant;
with dark suggestion you will think. And
wards the close, when real love has a
chance for the first and only time, are
quite tlie best parts of this entertaiuing
|        5port
"Btmchgrnss" writes from Kamloops:
There was a large crowd on the old
Caledonia grounds ou Saturday to see
the third football match between the
city nnd C. P. R. teams for tho medals
presented by Mr. C. Armstrong, nnd incidentally the losers wero to pay for the
supper of the previous Saturday. The
two previous matches had ended in a
draw, so there was n keen interest taken
in this match, ns both teams were de-j
teriuined to finish it this time if they:
hnd to play for a week. The weather
was perfect, with a rather strong wind1
from the east.   The eity won the toss and!
got dangerous for n time, but the City's
defence was too much for them, and the,
game ended iu the City's favor by 3 goals I
to 1.    Immediately after the game the]
wining team was presented   with   the)
medals hy Mr. Armstrong, who was given
three hearty cheers for his generosity.
It is to be hoped that the interest in the-'
game will be kept up now, as we have
the material here to make a team capablel
of meeting anything in British Columbia,
and it is up to the merchants now to
close up for half a day once a week tol
give  their clerks a  chance to get out'
and practice.
The members of the Victoria Huntj
Club had another good run on Saturday last. The meet was from the Col-j
wood hotel, and the course led over some J
good jumps into the Colwood stoeplej
chase course, where a splendid gallop j
was enjoyed by the huntsmen, nnd the]
hurdles all well cleared. There were no J
spills, and the only regret wns the iii-1
ability of the hunters to get through the'
Ifntley  Park  land  on  ncconnt  of  the]
25c. to 75c. Off the Dollar.
It makes no difference whether you buy New Goods at one-quarter off the Regular Price, or some of the Special Bargains that are Marked at 50c.
and even up to 75c. off the dollar ; we are bound that you shall be satisfied.    If you are uot, we want to know it.    It will be better for you and us too!
i£_F* You'll be Money in Pocket Buying at These Prices.
Ladies' Real Freuch Kid Gloves iu all
the newest colorings and sizes. Ragular
price, $1.00 a pair. 7CP
Closing out price ( Qy,
Fancy Bead Girdles in all colors, also
Black out Jet Muff Chains.
Regular prices, 75c. to $3.25.        C.[\P
Closing out price, 0Uu>
Ladies'  all    wool    Cashmere Hose,
spliced heels and toes, full fashioned,
fast blnck.   Regular value, 40c.    7fl(J
Olosiug out prise, OUU.
at 50 cents off the dollar.
$1.75 Wrist Bags for 90c.
$6.25 Wrist Bags for $3.15
$3.00 Wrist Bags for $ 1.50
$9.00 Wrist Bags for $4 50
$18.00 Wrist Bugs for $9.00
Two  Clearance  Specials.
Ladies' nil wool Duderwear, medium
weight, in Vests with long Sleeves and
high at neck, Drawers, open and olosed
styles in natural, red, ribbed elastic fitting, all sizes,
Regular price, $1.25 each. r/rft
Closing out price, ( Q(j(
Ladies' White Cotton Ni_;bt G >wus,
handsomely tucked aud trimmed with
lace, also a special  lot of flannelette
Night Gowns, in piuk and blip.
Regular values, 9i)c. to 81.25 Ufin
Closing out price, ((J(j,
About 520 yards of Fancy All Wool
Blouse Material, in woven, spot and
stripe effects, 28 inches wide in combination colors Biioh as blaok with white,
green with pink and white, red with
white, dub with.black, white with fanoy
silk spot, grey with white, etc, .etc.
Regular prices 65o. to75o. a yard 7r/7
Closing out price, uOU.
Per Men and Women.
Ladies' 23 inoh Umbrellas, with gloria
covers, steel frames, barrel runners, in
assorted pearl and horn handles,
Regular prices $1.25 to $2.00.       d>< ir
Selling out price,
Ladies' extra fine all wool Underwear,
natural ribbed wool, perfect fitting Vests
and Drawers all sizes, also black equestriennes for travelling.
Regular price, $1.50
Closing out price,
Men's large size Umbrellas, with steel
rod, barrel runners and natural wood
handles.   Regular price, $2.50      *< en
closing out price,
For Blouses and Costumes, in black
with small pin white spot, navy with
white fancy Hake and spot effect.
Regular price, 85c.
Closing out price,
New Fancy Prints, in light nnd dark
ground s, fast colorings.
Regula r price 10c. a yard   ' 71/1
Closin g out price, (2U,
In Light   Tweeds,  plain  and  fancy
Voiles, new spring goods in good color
effects.   Rigular prios, 90c to
$1.40 a yard.
Closing out price,
Only 4 people will be able to participate in this extraordinary bargain, 4
blaok, solid leather Music Cases that sell
readily at $1.75 in regular way
Closing out price,
N, B.—Except Paper Patterns or articles Sold at Contract Prices.
MARCH -5th,   1935
motifs of tlie fancy braids. A narrow
sample, which is decorated with buttons
of coiled soutache, represents a very
popular trimming for a cloth gown. Wide
diamond braids are pretty for trimming
the coats and clonks, but the difficulty
of describing adornments of this kind is
almost Insurmountable, ns the plain
braids nre often overlaid with others of
a fancy description in various colors.
When I betook myself to the White
House, I of course first made my way to
the "hatting" department. It wns their
"spring opening day," nnd every one had
turned out to get n first "peep" at the
new millinery. Many of Ibis season's
hnls arc very pretty nnd very simple,
and therein lies their popularity. The
Hatlron shape Ihal was worn so much iu
Ihe winter is here still, though it is covered with n multitude of Vnlencinncs,
and scarcely recognizes itself. Again tbe
quaint Charlotte Corday is with ns, and
nothing could be sweeter or more fetching. Lnce lints nre to be very much
worn this spring and summer, Madge. A
sight which gladdened my eyes nt this.
he brutally kind. The trouble is, Madge,
our friends assure us that our frock or
hat is becoming, when they nre thinking
nil tiie time "what a perfect fright!" As
I regards your hat, you use the term
j "pink" almost as thought it stood for oue
shade of color alone. Ou the contrary,
thero are about twenty or more different
gradations which might nil come under
the s.'inio general bending, nnd which
having reached a certain point arc termed red with equal ambiquity. I presume,
however, that you nre alluding to the
new ..inlmnison pink, ns it seems to answer your description best. Charming ns
it is, I mn not nt all sure that I enre for
it iu the realm of early spring millinery,
1 nm always inclined to relegate it to thc
"mouth of roses" or the hot days of July
or August. Personally, I am much more
iu favor of green, mauve, straw color, or
tans for early spring wear, iu the hat
In tlie course of my shopping cruise, 1
happened in on Weiler Bros., who nd-
vertize the Llbhey cut glass. And
really "cherie," I was fairly dazzled by
thc tall show cases I {beheld full of this
in a prefatory note the unknown author
makes this startling statement: "I have
set myself to write whnt follows; to
write the onre truth as far ns it is known
lo me without flinching. Let those who
rend, discern, and let those who arc
without sin cast the first stone."
When the heroine hnd senrcely passed
sweet sixteen-, her mother one day plaintively cried: "Oh, Sidney, yon are impossible! Never mind, dear, bo good, and let
who will he pretty." From that moment
this keenly intellectual, cold and some-
whnt selfish! young womnn decided to be
pretty, and let who will, be good. In
other words she deliberately studied how
to win men. nnd wns successful. As n
married woman of thirty, she had indeed
become supremely fascinating, One of
her architect husband's clients, a railroad king, succumbed to Sidney's chnrms,
and laid a cynical but exceedingly subtle siege to her heart, on the principle
Ihat everything in this world hns a price.
How Sidney was enabled at last to conquer the Libit- side of her nature, and
sundry    intere«tjng    developments    to-
elected to piny with the wind. Soon
after the kick off the City worked the
ball down to the C. P. B. goal, and with
tlie exception of once, when Murrnry,
nfter a brilliant run, scored by the ball
rebounding off the goal-keeper, the hnll
wns senrcely seen in the City territory
during the first hnlf, although they were
unable to score, and the interval arrived
with the score one to nil in fnvor of the
C. P. R. Things looked anything but
roscy for the City at tlie commencement
of the second half, with the wind against
them, and it wns not long before the C.
P. B's. begun to press, nnd the City gonl-
keeper was called on to save. The backs,
however, soon cleared and the hall was
quickly sent down the field again, and
nfter a splendid piece of combination
amongst the forwards, Macdonald notched the first goal for the City. This put
new heart into the game, and within five
minutes the City had scored again. The
excitement wns now intense, as the City
were playing a grand game against tlie
wind, nnd before long had scored again
from n penalty kick.   The C. P. R. then
sheep. However, the change of thel
course did not detract from the pleasure!
of the run, which wns vouched by all al
a most successful one. Following arej
those who turned out: Miss Pooley, Missj
K, Devereux, Col. English, Cnpt. Cock-
burn, Mr. Geary, Mr. Banhistcr, Mr.
Robertson, Mr. Purks, Mr. McEunoryl
aud Mr. L. H. Gnrnett. The next willl
take place from Hillside avenue nt 2.80]
p.m. to-dtty.
*   »   *
Iu the Island ..ssocialion Footbulll
League on Saturday last, Victoria Unit-j
ed defeated the Egeria tenm by 5 goals]
to 2, and tho Garrison beat Victoria^
West hy 5 gonls to nil.
An Automobile Club has been organized
in Victoria. Capt. 3. W. Troup, posj
sessor of one of the best machines in tha
city, is president; Mr. A. E. Todd, vicej
president; and Mr. Gnresche, secretary!
treasurer. Among the members aril
Messrs. D. R. Ker, F. Moore, It. Rl
Butchart, Challoncr, Boscowitz, and Drl
Hart. Tlie club should have nn importnnl
future nnd will no doubt play a goof
part in the local sporting circles.


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