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iailed to get a good appointment because ft)
he wore bad clothes.    Do not sacrifice y
your chances In life, but call on M
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who will fix you up iu good shape. A
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^ggA, ^ovincial Review and Magazine. -/(^^|d^
Government St.
fOL. II.
Price 5 Cent
The Passing Show.
he Tourist Trade and Local Requirements—The Crystal Palace
Suggestion—Water-Policeman Wanted—Topics of the Week.
The opening of the new pnrk at the
irge, provided by the enterprise of the
C. Electric Railway Company, on
'eduesduy evening, was participated in
a big crowd of citizens aud visitors,
ie scene presented wus one of great
auty. Electric lamps gleaned among
• trees and outlined the handsome band
ind, whereon the bund played for the
asure of over 3,000 people, ln uddi-
u to the crowd in the park and along
shore, the water thereabouts floated
;rly every launch, rowboat and canoe
Victoria, aud it is clear that the Gorge
rk is to be a very popular evening re-
■t in the summer months. Au excel-
f rustic refreshment booth, prettily
Iminnted, is one of the attractions!
|nsidering tbe short lime occupied in
work the B. C. K. R. Co. hus ac-
luplished wonders.
Il'he large increase iu the traffic ou the
iter of the Arm culls for consideration
I the part of the municipal authorities,
of those who "go down in" boats
Ve uo experience in  the handling of
|;ir craft, und endanger both their own
|l other people's lives,    lu  the    lirst
[ice the Gorge bridge should be light-
adequately, und secondly,  a  wuter
liccnian    should    be    appoiuted.    He
puid be supplied with a suitable boat
lite-saviug apparatus, aud should be
Ihorized to keep order ou the water
II on the shores, uot forgetting to keep
I eye on the bathers. A capable man,
■ding this position, would do great ser-
le, not only iu minimizing the danger
Itecidents on the water, but also iu in-
ling that the Gorge will remain a piace
Ijeauty wherein man is not vile.
tie record volumn of the tourist trade
Victoria this year certainly reflects
|t credit upon the Tourist Association.
Is true that the Portland fair is to
Ie extent responsible for the large
liber of travellers who huve found
Ir way here during the mouth, but it
pe also that the numiber would have
very much less had not the Tourist
lociation advertised the attractions of
I charming city in the mauuer it has.
yertiziug of auy sort requires time to
(luce results, and the campaign of the
liciatiou should be carried on as
[rgetically as ever, aud not allowed
veaken on the ground that enough has
|ii done.   The C. P. R. steamer Prin-
Victoria also is responsible to a
|siderable extent for the happy conns prevailing, for her fame as a fast,
aud comfortable vessel is as great
Seattle as iu Vancouver and Victoria.
fhe growth of the tourist trade has led
Ithe consideration of possible attracts which might be provided for our
lists. It is quite true that there is a
Irtli of entertainment such as the Ampin, especially, is prone to. The re-
is that a large proportion of the
rists "take in" and enjoy the sights
city aud the surrounding country
li day or two, and then go away, The
lirist Association has thought out a
feme for the establishment in the city
III sort of "Crystal Palace," equipped
lit a concert hall, skating rink, side
Iws, Turkish baths and so forth, with
Binds behind providing tenuis courts,
^uet courts, bowling greens and other
In air amusements. The plan favored
Ihat a site belonging to the city, as
|l at the corner of Douglas and Belle-
i streets, be selected and the construe-
of the building nnd grounds and the
lingement of the concern be  under
taken ns a civic enterprise. To finance
the show it is proposed to make a geu-
erul charge of 10 cents for admission,
and there are many who believe that the
undertaking would prove a financial success. This, however, is doubtful, but tbe
proposal is well worth consideration, as
indirectly in any any event, a place of
amusement ou this scale would pay the
city handsomely, lt may be pointed out,
however, that civic management would
not do at all. The management would
huve to be in the hands of an experienced
man who understands this class of business, and who would not be constantly
harassed by faddists who might object
to this, that or another feature of the
amusement provided, vis a seaside and
tourist resort, Victoria certainly should
provide something on the lines suggested.
Many little watering places, half the size
of Victoria, can nfford to do it in
The two principal topics in Victoria
during the week hnve been the election
in Alberni und the extradition proceedings taken by the State of California to
ceedings, but Judge Lampman held
otherwise, and directed that the hearing
of the evidence of Snn Francisco witnesses proceed. Objections to the proceedings ou the ground that Commissioner Lampman had uo jurisdiction, taken
before Mr. Justice Duff, were withdrawn
uud a habeas corpus application before
another Supreme court judge failed.
Evidence respecting the alleged marriage
of Mr. •Collins to Carlotta Newman (who
is still living) was given by William
Newman, a fireman of Sun Franciso, and
brother of Carlotta, aud by other witnesses of the alleged marriage iu Sun
Francisco. But the lady who is said to
be the rightful Mrs. Collins wus not produced. The heuring was proceeding at
the time of writing.
There have been some big runs of
sockeye salmon during the week, and the
outlook for a successful cunning season
is good. Both Ihe Fiaser river fishermen
and Hie Vancouver Island traps have
been doing good business. On Wednesday the Todd & Munsie traps were reported full, and it is estimated that '>0,-
000 fish were taken from one «f these
traps, and on Tuesday about 25,000 stl-
mon were lifted out if the Caoitin City
Canning & Packing Company's traps,
und 15,000 from the Findlay, Durham &
Brodie trap. Owing to tlie forward condition of the salmon taken, some author!-
A Played=Out Band.
Victoria Needs a Change in  the Personnel of Official and Semiofficial Bodies.
The Victoria Times has discovered
that tliere is au "element" in Victoria
which is opposed to all progressive measures. The discovery was due to tlie defeat, last week, of the by-law providing
n $30,000 school for Victoria West. The
Week was not surprised at the decision
of the ratepayers, because $30,000 seems
a large sum to vote for a school buildiuj
•ind there is n strong and growing senti-
nent in the community that free education is costing too much. But the Times
has not, on this occasion, discovered a
mare's nest. Not only is it true thnt
there is nn element in Victoria opposed
to all progress, but it also is true that
this element is running the city. It is
the same element—except Hint in some
cases, sleepy sons hnve stepped into the
shoes of eternally sleeping fathers—that
lias been running the city for the last
fifty years. Up to date these people
have succeeded in earning for Victorin
the reputation of being the least enterprising city on the Pacific coast. Is it
not time that some "new blood" wns injected into our mercantile nnd political
(With the C.P.R. as the Fairy Prince).
THE PRINCE :-These weeds of Apathy are pretty thick, but when I have awakened the Princess they
will soon be cleared away.
secure the person of Mr. George D. Collins, a prominent criminal lawyer of Sou
Francisco, who is charged with bigamy,
nnd—for extradition purposes—with perjury. The case was taken by His Honor
Judge Lampman, and the hearing of
argument on technicalities raised by Mr.
Collins occupied several days. Mr. Collins himself did most of the arguing on
his behalf, and proved quite an authority
on Canadian law, and a brilliant exponent of the art of raising technical objections. Many of those who attended
the proceedings were of the opinion thnt
the clever San Francisco lawyer would
make good on his objections to the pro-
25c. to 50c.
Dixi H. ROSS & Co.,   Progressive Grocers.
ties believe that the run will not last so
long as usual.
Considerable complaint is made by the
campers a? Cadboro Bay about the conditio* of the slaughter house iu that
vicinity. Ono gentleman informs Tlie
Week Chat the place simply reeks 'ike a
eharaal house. We have hud no opportunity to Investigate, but' the owners of
the place ought to see that sanitary conditions are kept up—not only for the
sake of dwellers in I'he vicinity, but nlso
for tho sake of the health of those who
eat the meat killed tliere. Cadboro Bay,
Ly the way, is destined, in the not very
distant future, to become quite a residential suburb. Many inquiries have
been made for waterfront lots of late.
Most of the land in the bny is held nt
$500 per acre.
The recent private conference between
the Tsar and the Kaiser in the Gulf of
Finland may be productive of two results of first importance to Russia, name-
Continued on page 2.
There is a sort of ring in Victorin. It
bus its representatives in the civil service, in the legislature, in the city council, on the board of trade, on the school
board, in the banks and in every kind of
business or trade. It is a sort of mutual
benefit and mutual admiration society; it sees that all nliinis drop into the
maws of its members, and it is opposed
to everything that makes for new and
better conditions in the city because the
change mny break up Hie ring. Incidentally, it may be mentioned that the
ring does not love—neither does it cherish
—The Wee The Week did uot come
:o Victoria iu a Hudson's Bay brig; it
has not pandered to the vanity of the
mutual admiration society, lt is n publication of an independent character and
with a dangerous hnbit of talking truth
nnd common-sense—traits inimical to
rings, trusts and other organizations for
Ihe good of the smallest number. Hence,
The Week is not cherished by either the
city council or the board of trade. But
things will change and The Week will
lelp, to a small extent, anyhow, to hasten the transformation,
Signs are not wanting of a growing
distrust of our municipal government by
the people of Victoria.- Too many city
hull contracts liud their way to frietids
and relatives of city politicians and officials. Too much money is spent ou "improvements" designed to enrich the same
Jo}*, and there is a great deal too much
scheming by the city council behind
Closed doors. We know the argument
of the politicians that "business can be
transacted to thc best advantage of tbe
ratepayers in private." We know the
argument but we do not believe it. If
everything is fair and square, the light
of day and the publicity of the Press
will do no harm.
There should be some "new blood" in
the city council. There are one or two
aldermen who hnve ability uud integrity; others who huve one or other of
these qualities, but taken as a whole tbe
city council does uot represent the best
class of Victorians. Some of our aldermen nre elected because they are in tbe
"ring"—thnt is they are "old-tiiuers" or
sons thereof, or they have earned the
right of entry iuto the inner circle. Well,
what have these people done, during all
their years of control of the mercantile
and political interests of the city, to
command the continual support of the
ratepayers? Are they marked by the
possession of brains, of administrative
capacity, of enterprise? Not at all!
They have merely acquired through "1111-
enrued Increment" uud the assistance of
ihe mutual admiration society financial
competency or "soft jobs." And Vic-
loria is what they have made it. To
take oue example—and one with which
we nre too familiar just now—the water
supply. For years the city council hns
been debating and reporting und worrying und spending money over the water
"question," but ihe water supply Is as
bad as ever aud a disgrace to any city
in the year 1'JOu. There was au "agreement," culled by some a "secret" ugree-
1 'eat, entered into by the council of lnst
year with the B. C. Electric Railway
Company. Without any speciul knowledge of the fuels, that agreement looked
good to The Week, lt seemed to guarantee to the city a decent water supply
and also to provide tho compauy with
Ihe means to supply electric power to
local industries, without any grent financial sacrifice on Ihe part of the eity. But
nothing seems to have been done. The
agreement is pigeon-holed iu the city
hnll; expert reports by an expensive engineer on the wnter situation are "mislaid," tlie council holds secret pow-wows
and—our bath tubs will not fill iu the
Much might be written to show the
advisability of a change in the personnel
of the "leading citizens" of Victorin.
And now that Iho Canadian Pacilic Railway Company is to take a hand in the
affairs of Ihe Island and the city, tliere
is every possibility of a change. Old-
fashioned ideas and business methods
gradually will give place to the more
enterprising ways ot u younger generation imbued with the spirit of optimism
that prevails everywhere else on the Pacific Coast, and then British Columbia's
capital, endowed wilh so many charms
1 nil natural advantages may awaken
t"om the slumber of half a century and
may take the place for which she is de-
bignod, as one of ihe most prosperous
lilies of the far west.
The Bachelor—"Say, what you please,
but I don't believe there was ever n man
that could size a woman up."
The Benedict!—"My brother can."
The Bachelor—"Ha! How do you
The Benedict—"Because he is a ladies'
it Is said thnt nil South Carollnn people
who have pnlns, go to Aiken. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1905.
The Passing Show
continued from page I.
ly, tbe couelusion of peace with Japan
and tho inauguration of reforms in the
Tsar's domains, lt is' pointed out that'
a revolution iu Russia might' extend to
Germany and tlie Kaiser's interests
therefor would cause that theatrical
Sovereign to advocate peace aud reform.
lt is wonderful what self-interest' will
do, for all who understand the autocratic
soul of Wilhelm 111. will bo amused at
his attitude us u friend of reform. One
result of this mysterious consultation is
iho disturbance of the minds of French
statesmen, who do uot like the idea of
a too close accord between the courts of
tbe Tsar and the Kaiser. Certainly it
ooes not seem quite fair that Russia,
Who owes so much to France financially,
should embrace tlie old enemy of Hie
Republic. However, the drawing together of Russia aud Germany would
have the result of materially strengthening the entente between France and
Great Britain—a good thing for both
The political situaUou iu the Old
Couutry is becoming more and more involved, owing to Premier Balfour's uncertain attitude towards Mr. Chamberlain's fiscal policy. Nominally, Mr. Balfour has still a large majority iu the
House of Oommous, iu spite of tbe loss
oi many bye-elections, but tbe members
comprising the majority ure often absent
from the House. A snap vote on Irish
matters went aguiust the government
lust week, but' Mr. Balfour gathered his
lorces together and reconsidered nud defeated Mr. Redmond's motion at tlie
next sitting of the House. There does
not appear to be any immediate prospect'
of a dissolution which, the Liberals say,
is certain to be followed by the defeat
of tho government nt the general elections. This result', however, is not so
sure nfter ull. Mr. Balfour may con-
liuue his policy of silence concerning the
fiscal question and go to the country on
Hie Irish issue, which would be uncommonly awkward for Sir William Camp-
bell-Bannermaii uud his supporters.
There has been little news of interest
from fhe scene of warfare iu Manchuria.
The Japanese warships are said to be
approaching Vladivostock, and oue or
two nuuor encounters have taken place
between the Russians and the Japanese
on shore, but nothing of any consequence
has been reported. Interest centres on
fho progress of peace negotiations, and-
until the Japanese demands are formulated nothing, of course, etui be decided
upon by the Russiuu government.
Tbe recent "flag" incidents merely
serve to show that some men nre fools.
The perversity und importance of the
American customs official named Dumps
—Who one would suppose wns rendered
sufficiently ridiculous by his name—wns
followed by a riot ul London, Ont.,
caused by some drunken visitors from
"the other side." This hitter incident
happened thusly during the Orange
celebrations on the 12th. An American
suddenly shouted "To iiell with Canada.
She has not shown us."
"Ils only a country fur suckers, anyway," another visitor remarked
Then a crowd gathered. Canadian'
lists were shaken under American noses
una anyone wearing an American uniform immediately been uie the centre of
au excu'ed and argumentative crowd,
Just then the Port Huron lodge was
unfortunate enough lo march down the
street. At the head ilew a splendid
Stars and Stripes.
"Wo will show you," shouted a Can-
udiau puiriot, und he led a rush for Hie
ling. In a moment it was trailing in the
Street splattered with mud and marked
with the imprint of heels. The police
then interfered and restored order.
All of which was an exhibition of
school boy folly on the pnrt of both Americans and Canadians.
Still another step in the development
cf British Columbia wns taken last week
when construction work was commenced
on the Kootenny Central Railway ut
Golden by a large force of men. A ('.
P. R. survey party under Mr. Bates is
on the ground and Mr. McPherson, ('.
P. H. right of way agent, is now visiting the settlers along ihe chosen route
tc secure necessary rights. The advent
o' this long-desired railway into Hie rich
Upper Columbia valley undoubtedly
marks the opening of an era of development and prosperity, lt is understood
that the C. P. R. is constructing the road
?.» agent for the Kootenay Central Company!
(Refused   Insertion    in    Colonist - and
The " Lay" of the Maud.
( With apologies to Alfred Tennyson).
"Wm. Sloan,  M.P.,  has  Chartered  the
Steamer Maud for a Cruise on the West
Coast of Vancouver Island"—News
Items in Daily Press During
Election  Campaign in
Come out of the ocean, Maud!
I  nm lien.' nt the wharf alone!
And  Ihe seent nl' your whiskey  Is wafted
Provided hy dear Billy Slouu.
Come out of the oceuu, Maud!    ,
1 inn here ut tlle wharf alone!
Home out of the ocean, Maud!
From the fog bell's warning tone,
".'he  rays of your lighthouse nre beaming
is promised by good Billy Slouu.
Come out of the oceuu, J.nudl
There are votes at the wharf here alone.
Come out of the oceuu, Aland! .
Aud anchor ut Cape Scott ulnae,
for Alberni hus seut you to regions abroad,
Where Oliver's  voice is  unknown.
Come out of the oceuu, Maud!
For Macdonald has just left for home.
Come out of the ocean, Maud!
Aud listen to Kalph Smith's moiiii,
For the wasted effort of Laurier's prod
To guther you In for his own.
Come out of the ocean, Maud!
For the Times is beginning to groau,
Come out of the ocean, Maud!
For Templemnn's coming home,
Aud he's surely preparing lu pickle a rod
For Ihose found disturbing his throne.
Come out of the oceau, Maud!
For its all over poor Hilly Slouu.
Captain F. D. Walker, of Honolulu,
Mr. Fisher, of Victoria, and Mr. James
\\ nrnock, of Ladysmith, have returned
to Ladysmith from a cruise around thc
islands of the gulf on tbe launch Alliance. Messrs. Walker anu Fisher huve
in view the establishment of a uiuniifiie
lory where dog iish can be dried, oil extracted, aud other business iu connection
with this line of work done. Nothing
cc rtain has beeu decided on by the party
as yet, but it now seems quite likely ♦hit
a manufactory will be established ou
Galiano island. That it will be established on n sound, sensible bnsis, with
plenty of capital behind it, is certain,
i.r.d it will give employment to a large
number of hands, mostly luiliuns and
Japs, but also to some white men. While
it is premature us yet to stnte that all
this will be done and employment found
nt a nearby point for a couple of hundred
men for eight or nine months in tbe year,
il certainly looks very encouraging for
the establishment of the project. Much
of the credit for getting tbe scheme in
the hands of practical meu, nnd men
with the necessary funds to invest, is
clue to Mr, James Wurnock.
"Big Bill" Devery, formerly chief of
police In New York, thus delivers himself regarding tuito speeders: "Them,
people that's got enough dough to own
niitos don't cure uo more for u tine than
they do for a spot of gasoline ou their
pants. This thing of fiiiin' men that have
fun miikin' people do kangaroo jumps on
street crossings is a comedy. For them,
jail. If these swift boys was to stack up
against that grub ou tbe Islaud for a
few days they'd put drags on their machines iu the city streets."
A lady was complaining to her dairyman, some time ngo, about the quality
ot his milk,   "Short o' grass feed, mum,
short o' grass feed this time o' year,"
j said the jocular milkman.    "Bless you,
j thein  cows o'  mine nre just ns sorry
i about it as I am.    I often stands and
watches 'cm eryin'; regular cryin', mum,
because they feel ns 'ow their milk don't
do 'em credit. Don't you believe it?"
"Oh, yes, I believe it," snid tbe lady,
"but I wish in future you'd see that they
don't drop their tears into our can."—
Taller, London, England.
To the Editor: Your lute editorials on
the present dull t'mes, with the optimistic outlook for the future of British Columbia, have set me thinking as to what
these terms . "good" and "bad" times
mean respectively lo tbe varied classes iu
society, us at present constituted. To
the moiiied class, good times uieau pro-
/ .&; bud times, little or no profits, and
possibly some slight losses. To the middle class, composed of smaller manufacturers and general men of business, good
times menu ability to exist, pay their
bills aud u hope for something better iu
the future, while bud times spell failure
and force them into the already overcrowded ruuks of the workers. To the
working class, good times mean only
more and steadier work; bad times uncertain employment aud a bitter struggle with poverty, such us is so well portrayed iu the following lines:
By J.  L. M'Creery.
Au employer Inserted u uote iu ,the "Post,"
That he needed some workmen—a couple ut
Aud found himself soon iu the midst of u
"My friends, lu hiriug a miiu,
Uf course,   I  must  get him us cheap ns  1
For that's the approved competitive plan."
One spoke, "I've a wife and children three:
My uged mother is living with me;
1 need twelve dollars u week, ' snid lie.
"I've a wife and child," the nexl one snid,
"My mother, tliiiuk God, Is long sinue denil;
Ten dollars a  week  will buy our bread."
"I've only a wife," said the I bird, "hence
Oar living Involves a smaller expense,
I'll take nine dollars as my recompense,"
-ly wife each week earns n dollar or two,"
Snid the next, "If 1 were-to work for you,
About eight dollars a week would do."
."i have no wife," said the nexl. "I sluy
With my pilVonts and board without pay;
So I will work for n dollar a day."
Said the next, with a voice and mien subdued,
"For twenty-four hours I've tasted no food:
I'll tn'-e four dollars with gratitude."
The next one said, "I'm n heathen Chinee:
I learned to live cheaply far over the sen:
Three dollars a week Is sufficient for mc,"
Thereupon  to  the    crowd    the    employer
"The lower the wages you are willing to
The larger, of   course, are   the   profits   1
"Two workmen nre ull 1 nt present require;
The two that spoke last are the men 1 will
So the rest of tbe crowd may ns well retire."
The uuhlred men beguu to entreat,
"We've nothing to do and nothing to eat;
Must  we and- our families    die   lu    the
street 1"
"Aye, some of yon must, if the rest would
Too many of you ure at present alive,
And only the fittest euu survive.
"And he .is Ihe tit test beyond dispute,
Tlie present competitive system to suit,
Whose  life conies  nearest   lo   Unit    of    a
"You ought to remember, you only exist
Fnr   the  purpose  ot grinding  some  other
mini's grist,
And swelling tlle gains of the capitalist.
"The eoarsest of food to nourish you while
Your muster Is dally Increasing his pile
Thnt he muy revel In royal style—
"Some wretched hovel In which to dwell.
If you enn do these you lire doing well
For n worker In this competitive hell!"
Tne nbove may seem to many a harsh
picture, but Hi-re i< much truth in .t.
and should cause every one who has a
spark of humanity to think, and to ask
is this system of competitive production and distribution of the commodities
the people themselves produce and need,
the very best one, that we, as beings
gifted with Intel'litence, can work out.
Do good times mean moral nnd intellectual advancement, and the uplift of
the race, or is it only a term which means
Disc or Cylinder
From $7,50 up,
Thousands of New,
Up-to-Date Records.
93 Government Street.
Phone 1140.
Building Lots lor Sale.
Houses Built on the
R. P. Rithet & 6o. Victoria. B.I
The most delicious sweetmeat now c
the Market in Victoria and at the satr
time the most wholesome is the HOME
factured by W. R. Hartley, 74 Yates S
The Week costs $1 pe
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture
PHONE  893.
English Ale and Stout and Aerated Waters
Telephone 444.     Vietoria West, B. e.
We Have the Largest Stock of Fixtures and Electric
House Fittings in B. e.
The Hinton Electric Co., Ld.
29 Government Street,    -    -    Victoria, B. C.
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton, Comox and Other Point
of Interest.
GEO.   L.   COURTNEY,   Traffic Manager.
The Old Established and Popular House.      First Class Restaurant in Connection.
Meals at all Hours.
Millington & Wolfenden, Proprietors.
The Victoria is Steam Heated Throughout; has tbe best Sample Rooms in t
Oity; and has been Re-furnished from Top to Bottom.
profits for tlie monied clnss, au extension
of business life to the merchant, and
possibly more certain chances of employment to the worker, with a certainty that
ns in thc past it will be followed by a
senson of depression?
1 understand that a citizens club for tbe
discussion of these and kindred questions
is to bo formed this fall. God knows we
need it, for the old question comes up:
"Am I my brother's keeper?" There is a
responsibility; let us see where it lies,
what si wrong and where is the remedy.
The charge wns one of keeping a
without n license, nnd the defen
evinced a tendency to interrupt the
dence. He wns sternly hushed,
eventually his turn came. The cler
the court turned to him, "Do you
the court to understand that you re
to renew your dug license?"    "Yes
 ".   "We want no buts.   You 1
renew the license or you will be f
You know it expired on the 1st of
nary."   "Yes but so did the dog,   ]
have   to    renew    him,    too?"—Ti
London, England, THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1905.
Kditor The Week:
Sir:—Now that the council has deeded to reconstruct the Rock Bay bridge
would like to submit the following in-
errogations for information for myself
nd other ratepayers:
1. - id the city council at auy time ad-
,ise the authorities at Ottawa that as a
icdy it was aot in favor of reconstruct-
if. said bridge, but that the ratepayers
anted it?
2. Why was a by-law not submitted to
ue ratepayers to provide the funds ne-
fssary for reconstructing said bridge iii-
Joad of taking tbe money out of the ap-
Yopriution for streets, thereby robbing
portions of the city of necessary
ipnirs to streets una sidewalks?
[;;. Do the council propose to construct
bridge from Ooiistnnce street to
I'ork street iustead of as present lolled?
Did Mr. Sayward object to the con-
ruction of the bridge from Constance
L'eet, and advise the council that he
[vtied the foreshore at the foot of Conduce street?
|. Does Mr. Sayward own the fore-
ore at the foot of Constance street,
.1 so, in what year was it acquired,
did the city council approve of his
|quisition of same?
Does Mr. Sayward lease uonstauce
from the corporation at a nominal
Ut, or has he acquired a title to same
]/. Does the corporation provide a large
light for said street at a cost of
0 a year or thereabouts?
|lf His Worship the Mayor or any airman will furnish this information it
|li be gratefully received.
JShe is a distant relative of mine."
("Distant!  Why, mnn, she's your wife,
i't she?"
I. ...e was, but she has been married
lice since then.   She is my wife twice
. clergyman in a London church, re-
Itly gave out as the text for his serin:   "He shall set the sheep on His
lit hand, and tlie goats on His left'."
[the course of his sermon, he exclaim-
"Whieh of you, my brethren, would
to be a goat?"   He then repeated
\ question, and   paused   to give the
. 'egation time   to   ponder   on   his
fds.   After some seconds of silence,
bster at the back of the church, rose
liis feet and said with an air of resigns   "Well,   if   this   'ere bloomin.'
can't go on without someone bein'
|oat, I don't mind tryin' me 'and."—
tier, London, England.
Barney Oldfield the automobilist, was
tanking of a trip through Manitoba.
"The most dangerous town in Manitoba," he said, "is Brandon. Hargrave
is near Brandon, and on the outskirts of
Hargrave, iu front of a little inn, 1 dismounted.
"1 found the landlord and another man
sitting on a bench,   -hey were both very
°ld- . .ajlJ*
" 'Excuse me, landlord,' 1 said, 'but can
you tell me bow mr t is to Brandon?'
"The old man jumped up aud hobbled
behind the bar.
" 'brandy,' he sa.~, in a tine quaver.
'Yes, itideed, sir, uud very fine brandy
it is.'
.ie put a bottle and glass before me.
' 'I asked you,'  I said mure loudly,
'how far it is to Brandon?'
" "The best i/.anuy, of course, sir,' he
answered. 'I don't keep nothing but the
in despair I tunned from this   deaf
veteran to the old man ou the bench.
" 'Look here,' I said, 'eau you tell me
how far it is to Brandon.-
"The old man, with a grateful look,
rose uud limped hastily to the bar.
" 'Thanks,' he said, 'I don't care if 1
Mother, (looking at Johnny reproachfully)—"Where have you been this afternoon, Johnny?"
Johnny (uneasily)—"Sunday school."
Mother—"Then how is it you smell of
fish and are so wet?"
Johnny (desperately)—"Teacher tolfl us
the story of Jouah aud the whale."—
Tatler, London, England.
Legal Notices.
Province of British Columbia.
No. 268.
This Is to certify thai "The Law Union
aud Crown Insurance Company" Is authorized aud licensed to carry on busiuess within the Province of British Columbia, aud
to curry out or effect all or auy of tiie objects of the Compauy to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of BrlUsh
Columbia extends.
The head ollice of the Compauy is situate
in Loudon, England.
The amount of the capital of the Company Is £2,000,0110, divlued iuto 2UO,UU0
shares of £10 each.
The head ollice of the Company In this
I'rovlnee Is situate at Victoria, and Robert
S. Day, insurance Agent, whose address Is
42 Fort street, Victoria, is the attorney for
tne Company.
lilven under my hand uud soul of ollice at
Vietoria, Province of British Columbia, this
22nd day of July, one thousand nine hundred
and five.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Compauy has
been established and licensed are:
To carry on the busiuess of Fire Insurance
lu all its branches, and to grant insurance
against injury or damage to or loss of
property directly or indirectly caused by
or resulting from lire, Ughtuiug or explosions. To erect or bulla auy offices or
buildings which may be necessary or convenient with reference to any of the objects of the Company. To lend, deposit, or
advance moneys, securities and property,
to or with such persons and on such terms
as may seem expedient.
"How in the world could you remember that your wife wanted dark brown
silk?" asked the friend.
"Oh, I just kept my mind on the tast'e
I have in my mouth this morning," replied the man who had beeu to a banquet the night before.
Theey arc having as much trouble in
Nelson over the discharge of a driver in
tlie fire department' as they are at Ottawa over the creation of the new Territories.—Oranbrook Herald.
The current issue of tlie B. C. Mining
Record contains a very interesting account' of the trip of American Mining
Engineers through this province and of
the various places they visited. The
article is illustrated, and many interesting facts relative to the mining industry
are given.
4# miles from Sidney Station.    25 acres cleared, of these,
acres in oats, 20 acres slashed, ready tor plow next spring.     4
[omed cottage and outbuildings, good well.   Situated on main
[ad.    Surrounded by the choicest farms on the Island.
•rice "&G? $20.00 per acre.
No Land in This District Has Been sold
at So Low a Price.
Province of British Columbia.
No. 204.
This is to certify that the Great West
Life Assurance Company is authorized and
licensed to carry on business within the
Province of British Columbia, aud to carry
out or effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority
of tue Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Compauy is situate
at Winnipeg, In the Province of Manitoba.
Tue amount of the capital of the Compauy Is one million dollar?, divided into ten
tnousand shares of one hundred dollars
The head office of tho Company is situate
at Vancouver, and George ii. liaise, insurance Manager, whose auuress is Vaucouver,
is the attorney for the company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at
Victoria, Province of Bntlsu Columbia, th.s
Uiii day of July, one thousand nine hundred
aud five.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Compauy has
been established and licensed are:
To effect contracts of Insurance throughout Canada and elsewhere with auy persons
or corporations on life or lives; to grant,
seli, or purchase annuities, grunt endowments, and generally carry on the business
of life assurance ln all Its branches.
Province of British Columbia.
No. 2111).
This is to certify thut "The Imperial Lite
Assurance Company of Canada" Is authored and licensed to carry ou business within the Province of British Columbia, and to
carry out or effect all or any of the objects
ot the Company to which the legislative
authority ol the Legislature of British
Columbia extends.
The head ollice of the Company is situate
iu the City of Toronto, lu tue Province of
The amount of the capital of the Company is one million dollars, divided Into ten
thousand shares of one hundred dollars
Tne head office of the Company In this
Piuvlnce Is situate at Vancouver, and
Frank Benjamin Springer, Insurance
Agent, whose address le Vancouver, Is the
attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand und seal of office at
Viotoria, Province of British Columbia, this
20th day of July, one thousand nine hundred
uud live.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company has
beeu established and licensed are:
To effect contracts of Insurance throughout Canada, and elsewhere, with auy persons or corporations on life aud lives, uud
may grant, sell, or purchase annuities, aud
grant endowments, aud generally carry on
the business of life lusurance in all Its
[ox 266,   Victoria, B. C.
License authorising  an   extra-
provincial COMPANV.
Province of British Columbia.
No. 263.
This is to certify that "The Caledonian
insurance Company" is authorized and
licensed to carry on business within the
Provinee ot British Columbia, and to carry
out or effect all or any of the objects of
the Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia
The head office of the Company is situate
at Edinburgh, Scotland.
The amount of the capital of the Company is £587,500, divided into 21,500 share*
of £25 each.
The head office of the Company In this
Province Is situate at Victoria, and Arthur
Williams Jones, real estate, financial and
Insurance agent, whose address Is Victoria,
Is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office
at Victoria, Province of British Columbia,
this 12th day of July, one thousand nine
hundred and flve.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company has
been established and licensed are:
To carry on the business of Insurance
against loss or damage by fire, and against
Injury by Are to houses, merchandise, and
Manicuring and Hair Dressing Parlors.
6s'/2 Fort Street.
Shampooing, Sculp Treatment aud
Massaging a Specialty.
All Prices, from Ji.oo to $5.00.
Croquet Sets
Ji.45. $1.95. ^•io, $4.25 aud $5.00.
Gasoline Launches Hastie's Fair
For Sale.
Rock Bay, Victoria, B.e.
77 Government Street
Established 1858
Real Estate, Financial and
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union Assurance Co.
Ltd., of London, England.   London Assurance Corporation.
41 Government Street, Victoria
Ladies' Hate Artistically Trimmed and
made up, customers furnishing their own
trimmings. Panama Hats re-blocked
and cleaned.
65* Fort Street.
AU kiuds of
Hair Work
Hair dressing
Etc., at
I?S. C.
S6 Douglas St
Italian School of Music.
01" the Conservatory of Music, Napoll,
[Italy]. In addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, he will
conduct a special class in the art ol
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 117 Cook Street, Victoria.
We are Headquarters for
View Books anil Souvenir Post Cards.    We have also a Pino Assortment 0
View  Books of Victoria, Vancouver and Nanaimo
T. N. HIBBEN & Q®.
all other property, subjects aud effects, real
or personal, and of effecting Insurance ou
Uvea and survivorships, purchase and sale
of annuities and of reversions, granting endowments, receiving moneys for Investment
and accumulation, and In general carrying
on all other business of a lire and life Insurance company ln auy part of Ills Ma-
Jetty's Dominions of Great Britain aud Ireland and the colonies or elsewhere.
Our hen-pecked neighbor remarks that
notwithstanding the mildness of the afternoons it's always scold where his wife Is
when he comet home late at night,
Merchant  Tailor.
Ladles' and Gents' Suits Made
To  Order.
Pit Guaranteed.
VICTORIA. The week, Saturday, july 29, 19P5.
Ube Meek
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The lesult of the bye-election in
Alberni to fill the seat in I'he legislature
vacated by Air. W. W. B. Mclnnes resulted, as anticipated by The Week, in
Uie return of Air. Manson, the government candidate, by a handsome majority. Great effort's were put forward by
both parties to capture the seal; leaders
from both sides of tlie House toured tlio
constituency, and there is no reason to
doubt that the electors had every opportunity to weigh carefully the claims of
the rival parties to their support, nud to
come to a wise decision. The result is
oi.t- upon which the province is to be congratulated, for it materially strengthens
the administration and sends to the legislature a capable man of high character,
and one who hns had considerable experience in public life.
Premier McBride and his colleagues
have good reason to congratulate themselves upon Alberni's verdict. They have
been the targets fur the mudslingers; all
kinds of fantastic "charges" ami accusations have been levelled against them by
the Victoria organ of Liberalism, by Air.
John Oliver and other specialists in
slander and vilification, and having read
and listened to this tot-rent of abuse the
electors of Alberni have expressed their
opinion in n very marked manner.
Alberni is held to be decidedly a Liberal
constituency. At the last general elections it gave Air. Mclnnes a two-thirds
majority, and it is clear that a large
number of those who voted for Mr. Man-
son on Saturday last must have been
members of the Liberal parly or else
very recent converts.
Tho only reasonable conclusion lo bo
drawn from the verdict in Alberni is
that thc country generally approves the
administration of Air. McBride, and is
satisfied that tho interests of tlie province nre best served by extending to the
povernment a loyal support. We have
no doubt that in many other constituencies now represented on t'he opposition
side of the House bye-elections would
havo results similar lo that in Alberni.
Victoria, certainly, would like a chance
to change tho political character of ber
delegation t'o the legislature.
Elsewhere in this issue is printed a
d aracteristic article by Air. Marcon on
the position of the worker.   For reasons
probably different to those attributed by
Air. Marcon to    tlio   Colonist    and the
Times, those newspapers declined to publish  this article.    The Week  publisJhes
it, not because it' approves Mr. Miireun's
views, but simply because this paper believes in giving   au   opportunity   lo all
thinkers—or    dreamers—tn    reach    (lie
public.   Frankly, we cannot see that tbe
worker (thai is, tlie manual laborer) has
much to worry over in this part of the
world.    Of course, il is not natural for
man—be he    prince   of    pauper—lo be
ial'istied aud content.   We all have our
troubles and unsatisfied desires, but is it
not true that a steady and capable workman in this country is assured of a fairly
comfortable living, and   has   opportunities also t'o rise in the world?   That certainly is our opinion, founded upou experience and observation.    Wc    are inclined to think   that    theories of social
revolution will not find much welcome on
the Pacific coast.    Wages are high and
opportunities are many   for    those who
have the wit to see    them,    while the
"nionied) class'1   is   conspicuous   by its
absence.   A large proportion of tlie employers of labor in this provinee would
think themselves fortunate if they felt
assured of receiving iu profits as much
as they pay to their best employees. We
are inclined to think that Air. Marcon
and his friends, although inspired by the
best' of motives, are wasting their time
in endeavoring to convert British Columbians to the theories of communism.   It
is unwise to set one's heart    upon   the
unattainable; wise men   set   their goal
upon   a hill aud not upon a mountain
peak.    Besides, Socialism is to a very
great extent tlie religion of failure,    It
appeals to the man who despairs, and
not t'o tlie man who has faith iu himself
and hopes for success.    Even if hope is
destined never   to    be    realized, it is a
cheering companion and lighteus rliebur-
den of life.
Lc.th parties and both houses the general
public will be very likely to judge as to
the necessity of taxing the country for
a raise in the sessional indemnities of
tlie members. Tlie proposed increases in
tlie salaries of the ministers in charge of
departments are all right; they are for
actual work done, but the chief labor of
the private members seems to be tlie delaying of public business for the snko of
airing views ou subjects of which tjie
majority of them are painfully ignorant.
Canada is now over governed, or at least
the Canadian administration, machine,
from tho newest municipal council up to
the legislators at Ottawa is unweildy and
i vermalined.—Ka mloops Standard.
Tho salary grab at Ottawa, by whicli
it is proposed to increase the sessional
indemnity of members from $1,500 to
!fi',500 for the present session, is a question that will bear considerable discussion. Perhaps $1,500 may not be enough
to compensato a member for taking six
months away from his business in each
year, but it must not be forgotten that'
there were two hundred and fourteen
defeated candidates in the Dominion who
were prepared to do the job for $1,500
and take their chance of the session being long or short.—Hedley Gazette.
The hide-bound partisans who sought
to embarrass the provincial government
by a campaign of abuse and vilification
in Alberni, have received a conclusive
answer in the return of Mr. Manson, the
Conservative candidate, by a majority
now standing at 07, with two places to
hear from that will likely increase his
lend. Though tiie AlcBride government
has won every bye-election since it assumed ollice, this is the first gain, as the
others—Vancouver, Kamloops and Lillooet—were won by the government al
the general elections, when Alberni returned Air. Mcliruos, Liberal, by a substantial majority.—New Wesiundnster
Tho government is fully entitled to
t'he satisfaction which it is no doubt
deriving from it's success in AJbernd,
and as, when "the thing which couldn't"
has occurred, explanations arc tedious
and unsatisfactory to both the maker
and the render, we do not propose to elaborate on t'he causes which operated to
place Mr. Alansou at the '>ead of thc
poll. Since, however, the victory has
been won by a Conservative, we know
of no Conservative whom we would
lather see in the local legislative assembly than tlio gentleman who for many
years conducted t'he affairs of Nnnaiuio
witn profit to the community and honor
to himself.—Vancouver World.
There's a chap in an Illinois jail who
doesn't know whether he's dead or alive.
Was he originally from Victoria?—Vancouver World.
There are a number of business open-
ii gs in Nicola for enterprising people, A
tinsmith and plumber would do well, and
Other business opportunities are awaiting
Iho ambitious.—Nicola Herald.
Willi $95,000 allotted iu the estimates
for waterworks at Banff, the long promised proper water supply seems assured before many months elapse.—Banff
Crag and Canyon.
A few days ago, according to the Liberal papers, it was a foregone conclusion
that Air. Aitken, the Liberal cuudidate
at Alberni would be elected by a large
majority, lt is uow conceded that the The liberty of the press is one of the
eiecliou will be very close, whicli is of safeguards and proofs of the freedom of
course, preparatory to an approaching
admission of defeat. Alcauwhile a lot of
type is beiug used to explain the reason
thereof. W. W. B. Alclnnes, the former
holder of the scat for the Liberal party
was elected by a vote of nearly three to
oue. If this majority is turned into a
victory for thc Conservatives, it will bo
a crushing condemnation by the people,
of ihe Liberal tactics during the sessions
of the House since the 1....1 geuural election. It will moreover give great additional strength to the AlcBride party, not
only by reason of Uie additional supporter in the House, but by reason of the
exhibition by the people of confidence in
the policy of the government.—Ymir
In England Socialism appears to be n
decaying force. Even the working men
ci.n scarcclv be said to believe in its doctrines. Keir Hardie, AL 1'.. in "Sozinlis-
li-cbe AIouats-Hcl'ts," Berlin.
Over naval matters J, Bull is quite
perky again because a United Stntes
lear-adminil has snid that he has no
cause for alarm—his guns (whicli had
lately gel into the habit of going on the
burst) being "as good as those of any
other nation." Thirty yenrs ago, if anybody had told Bull that his guns were
c'i'ly "ns good as thoso of auy other
nation," he would hnve had apoplexy.
But free trade has- chained him down
while others have forged ahead; and the
remark that would have been nn insult
in 1875 is smlked nt as a compliment in
1905,-Bullotin, Sydney, N. S. W.
The Federal parliament has prorogued
nnd tho second to longest session in thc
history of Ihe Dominion lias closed. For
length of dnys and paucity of result we
hope to never see another like it. Both
parties nre to blamo for the undue
length of tlio sitting nnd the lack of
business-like procedure which has chnr-
I'clerizcd the session.   By the conduct of
Like a spoiled child, the Crow's Nest
Pass Coal Co., aud its subsidaries want'
all the velvet iu and arouud Fernie, and
:• any opposition is offered the ozone is
oscillated, aud dire threats or honeyed
promises break iuto words. Truly autocratic, it sits upon the throne, and expects the balance of the community to
crawl along the Brussels, und kiss its
tees. It has crushed the manhood in
many of Fernie's citizeus until their
souls have acquired spiriuul tubercolosis,
and blinded their vision with servility to
such an extent that it is only with great
(iifikully thut they can distinguish
George Goldwiu Smith Lindsey from the
Creator of the universe. The truckling
of those unfortunate people fo u little
nmocrat like George proves the power of
suggestion when un artist waves his hand
towards tho laud of promise, and a
golden heaven, The hypnosis becomes
complete, and awake or asleep they can
sec nothing but George. To their minds
all else is mud-Fernie Ledge,
The member for Yale-Cariboo was suc-
ecssful in getting railway competition
for a large portion of his constituents.
Whether he told the truth or not is of
little moment so long as the main object
v as attained.—Greenwood Times.
Mayor Willard, Aid. McLeod and
Aid. Tarbell waited upon Mr. Jns.
Dunsmuir yesterday in reference to
securing tlie recreation grounds for tho
cily. Air. Dunsmuir just' went them ono
better, and told them that he would give
the city a deed of thc block of land,
about eight acres, of which the recreation grounds is only a small part. This
presentation to the cily on the pnrt of
Air. Dunsinuir deserves the citizens'
hearty vote of thanks.—Cumberland Enr
the people. The abuse of that liberty, its
conversion iuto license, must always be
a matter of public regret, lt has been
stuted that the Premier has started an
action for libel against a prominent coast
paper for editorial statements of a
malicious aud criminal nature. It is
certainly time that a check was put on
the scurrilous utterances of the paper iu
question, viz., the Victoria Times. To
arrogate to its party all the political virtues is a common practice wilh the
j-inies, and equally common and tiring
the other habit, of assuming that the
Conservative party is the uatural source
of all political putridity. In another
article on the Alberni election Ibis grand
master of the order of Alud-Sliugers says:
"The Premier aud his right-hand mail,
thc chief commissioner, are diligently
smoothing the way for the polliug of
bogus votes, arrauguieuts are beiug made
for the transportation of those esseutinls
of Toryism culled 'pluggers.' " lt is too
funny lo hear that pluggers are essentials of Toryism, Did the editor of the
Times ever hear of the .Minnie AL, and
of the bogus ballot boxes expressly
made for the use of Liberals? One would
think the word 'plugger' would be shied
ut forevermorc by every writer on the
Liberal press, ln that famous Snult Ste.
Mane election were politicul debauchery
reached the high water mark, it was not
an isolated ense of crime, but the deliberate infamy of the Liberal machine,
which called forth the scathing words of
Chancellor Boyd. This sort of thing is
disgusted enough to decent men of all
parties, nor would mention of them have
been made if it were not to point out the
nbsolute humbug of the Times' words.
The fact is, when charges of rottenness
and corruption nre habitually levelled at
those who differ from the accuser, wc are
constrained to suspect his own standurds
of morality. A whole lot of spleen and
ill-nnture seems tlie result of party system, but we all know our hearts thut
on both sides sheep and gouts mny be
met. The true patriot will labor diligently to strengthen and sweeten the
whole body politic, nnd will certainly not
omit to keep his own walk and conversation clean. He, who spends all his time
in seeking earnestly to blacken the character unci motives of his opponents, must
be classed as one ot the most pitiable
mortals on the fact of the green earth,—
Grand Forks Gazette,
Floor Covering]
We have a full line in the choicest  patterns of this inexpensive I
but durable material, at
25c. to 50c. yd.
36 inches wide,
Reductions on Full Rolls.
Jap Rugs.
New Stock just in.
A Few Prices ;
3 ft. x 6 ft  $2 50
4 ft. x 7 ft    4 00
6 ft. x 9 ft  800
7 ft. xoft  10 00
9 ft. xoft  12 00
9 ft. x 12 ft  16 00
See our line of blue and white ]
Japanese Rugs.
II     -''MOMt' IhOItl AMD ClUB rURHlJWiRS - VICTORIA   B't"
"So you have been married five years,"
interrogated the old friend.
"Well, you look so happy your husband must act very nicely."
"Ho act's liko a bear when he comes
heme, replied tho Michigan avenue lady,
"Liko a bear? Gracious! In whnt
"He—he hugs me."
The following new subscribers hul
boon added to the list of those who tal
Thc Week, during the past few days:'
B. Lundy, Ganges Harbor, Salt Spr'-J
Island; G. Scott, Ganges Hnrbor; W. ]
Scott, Ganges Harbor;    E.    Golighll
Ganges   Harbor;   Dr.    Gerald   Bnkj
Ganges  Harbor; J. C. Scobell, Gan|
Harbor; Colonel Craig, Ganges llarb|
A   G.  Crofton,    Ganges    Hnrbor;
Ward, Ganges Harbor; Airs. A, R.
tancourt, Ganges Hnrbor; A. L. Sml
Ganges Harbor;    W.    Norton, Gaul
Harbor; A. Ramsey,   Ganges   Harll
Miss Laura Leo, Ganges Harbor; C.j
Baker,    Ganges   Hnrbor; Air. Cund
Ganges Harbor; J. T. Collins, Gaul
Harbor; H. J. Wood, Ganges Harl|
W. Stark, Ganges Harbor; Mrs. N.
Robertson, Ganges Harbor; E. Nehl
Ganges Harbor; T. Alnnsel, Ganges H|
bor; Airs. T. Maguire, Ganges Ilarb
W. J. Ala son, Ganges Harbor; Air.
ard, Ganges Harbor; Air. Larkin, Gaul
Harbor; H. Sampson,  Ganges Hnrtfl
AL's. Cofsford, Ganges Ilarb:
Bullock, Ganges Harbor; E. W. ;~bb<
Ganges Hnrbor; N. Nelson, Ganges H
bor;  H. Stevens,  Ganges Harbor; I
Mowat, Ganges Hnrbor;  E. J.  B01
c'aile,    Gauges    Harbor;    E.     Wall
Ganges   Harbor;   Air.   Purely,  Gam
Harbor; A. B. Cartwright, Ganges II
bor; J. Royal, Gnnges Hnrbor; E.
Wucklem, Gauges Harbor; C. Dunb
Ganges  Hnrbor; J.  C.  Aloliett,  S01,
Salt Spring; J. Horel, South Salt Spri
I'. H. Lee, South Salt Spring; J. Ak;
man, South Salt Spring; Airs. Akernui
South Salt Spring; J. O. H. Farrell, F
ford Harbor; Rev. G. Dowall, South S.
Spring;  F. Reiues, South Salt Spriij
Ed. Johnson, Beaver Point; R. Carstn'
Beaver Point;   A.   McLennan,  Beni
Point; J. Pnppenbergcr,  Beaver Foi
Total, 53.
A young subaltern was doing orde
officer, and as ho mado the rounds
0110 night, he Ht a cigar aud smoked
Ho got to a box where a smart soldi]
with soma years' service   was on di|
and thu soldier gravely and respectftlj
informed the subaltern that he was \
allowed to smoke near   his    post', 1!
advised him to throw   his   cigar aw
The subaltern did thi9 and went or1
tlio next sentry;   the   soldier, howeT|
picked up tho subaltern's cigar, andij
quietly enjoying it, when t'ho officer-
turned and suid, "I thought no smol
wns nllowed near your post."    "Tb|
true," snid tho sentry, "so I am keejl
this alight for evidenco in the mornl|
-Tatler, THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1905.
" John Ackerman "
By W. L. Alden.
"Doctor! 1 want you to tell me whether
I am sane or insane." The man who
spoke was middle-aged, and wore a look
of extreme anxiety. Dr. Brownell, tbe
eminent specialist in diseases of the brain
und nerves, smiled nt the questioner, and
replied, '1 think 1 can assure you, without going any further, that you are perfectly sane, lt is only the sane person
who doubts bis sanity."
"Wait till you hour what 1 have to tell
you," exclaimed the patient, "and then,
perhaps, you will change your opinion. I
am generally thought to he a cool, clearheaded man, bul ut this moment 1 strongly suspect thut 1 am simply u lunatic.
"As you know, 1 was a successful solicitor, until 1 retired from business four
years ago—about the time when 1 made
your acquaintance. While 1 was supposed to be a uiuu without a particle ot
romance iu my composition, 1 had oue
weakness, which I uow suspect to have
marked the germ of lunacy. 1 had a
curious longing to lead two lives ut ouce.
The stories which came to my knowledge
from tiuie to time of men who lived one
life under oue name, and at the same
time another life under another name,
fascinated me. Could 1 be atone and the
same time CJeorge Russell, of Bayswater,
the well-known and respected solicitor,
und John Smith, of Bloomsbury, the
popular music hall singer, 1 felt that my
ideal of existence would be realized. 1
knew perfectly well that this was little
better than childish nonsense, but the
idea was constantly recurring to me, aud
1 used <o dream of its realization, as
children dream of the joys of being cast
ou uninhabited islands uud living over
uguin the experience uf Robiusou Crusoe.
"Wheu 1 finally retired from my profession, 1 dolerniiuul to make un attempt to become a story writer. 1 fancied Hint 1 bad sufficient imagination, and
believed that, with persistent effort, 1
could learn the art of story telling. To
my surprise, my lirst story was accepted,
'and the editor who accepted it wrote me
I a letter full of encouragement. That de-
| cided the future for me, and 1 saw my
way, uot only to making a modest reputation as an author, but of leading the
[dual life which hud so long allured me.
"As un unmarried man, living iu
[chambers, 1 might have pursued my
Istory writing at home, without feur of
■disturbance or of discovery, for 1 was
■anxious that it should not be known
lamong my friends that I, George Russell,
[was the story writer who signed himself
j'John Ackerman.' I wns resolved thnt 1
Iwould separate George Russell'as widely
[as possible from 'John Ackerman.' One
Imoriiing I disguised myself elaborately
J with spectacles, a full beard and a wig,
land, slipping out of my door unseen, I
jmade my way into the next street, where
LI took a cab and drove to Chelsea. There
II soon found a room that suited by pur-
Ipose. It was plainly furnished, and was
lul the back of the house, in a quiet street.
ll promptly took it for a year, paid three
[months' rent in advance, and stipulated
[that 1 should be free to enter or leave the
[house at auy hour without inquiry. I
[■rather think that the woman who let the
■room fancied thai I was engaged in some
|illegal pursuit, but she evidently cared
kittle about her lodgers, provided they
[paid their rent and avoided making a
[disturbance in  the house.
"To this room 1 removed my writing
I materials, and in it I set myself at work
Ito  become a  popular story    writer.    I
[think I may say that I succeeded.    At
[any rate, there wns soon a demand for
[my work, and 1 soon became well known,
[even if I wns not hailed with enthusi-
[asm.    1 worked  hard, for I liked    the
[work, and it had been my habit to work
Ihnrd all my life.    I  never went to my
IChelscu room except in my disguise, and
Li  never returned  to my own chambers
■without first divesting myself    of    my
[heard and spectacles.   This I could easily
llo In some unfrequented street, or in the
gardens   of   the Embankment.   I   was
[never, so far as 1 know, detected ill the
pet of changing my appearance in  the
street, ami I took a childish pleasure in
[ihe act.   When I passed an acquaintance,
vhile wearing my disguise, and saw that
[io did not recognize me, I wus delighted.
This, you will say. was childish.   I wish
Ihat wero the worst that could be snid
If it,   It may have been the first symptoms of insanity.   But of that you can
■idge better when you have heard    all
lint I have to tell.    In the meantime,
remember that I was born into the world
an idealist, a dreamer, a sentimentalist;
and that, circumstances having made me
a shrewd, prosaic solicitor, the romantic
side of my nature had faded out of sight,
But when I abandoned my profession and
wns a free man, the romance again asserted its hold on me, and with the
more avidity because, for so many years,
it had beeu sternly suppressed. I was
like a foolish young mnn who has been
strictly brought up, and, suddenly finding
himself his own master and free to do as
lie pleases, plunges into all sorts of folly.
I was plunging into the only kind of dissipation that had any attraction for me.'
I was living u dual life, und enjoying it
intensely. Whether that was insanity,
or merely silliness, 1 must leave you to
"1 had been a successful author for
nearly two years when 1 fell on a bit of
orange-peel aud broke my leg. Before
it was fully mended I contracted pneumonia, and came very near dying. Then
I was seat away to the seaside for a
couple of months, und from first to lnst
I did not touch pen to paper for nearly
half a year. In the meantime my mind
wus uctive, aud 1 wus constantly thinking out the plots of new stories, aud inventing scenes and incidents to be used
Inter on. Oue day, 1 was ustouished to
'ind iu a new magazine a story signed
with my pen-name, uud written in exact
imitation of what 1 was pleased to call
my style. 1 was sure 1 had never written the story, lt was one of many stories
ou which my mind had dwelt while 1
lay in bed witha broken leg, aud its appearance in print was a mystery to me.
However, 1 finally dedided that I must
huve written the story and forgotten all
about it. lt annoyed me to think Hiat
my memory could thus play me false; but
I could find uo other explanation of the
fact that the story wus actually iu print.
"A little later the same thing occurred
again. This time 1 was absolutely sure
that the story purporting to have beeu
written by me was tho work of someone
else, for 1 could swear thai the plot und
the incidents had come to me only a few
weeks before tbe story appeared, and
that 1 hud never, during that time, touched u pen. 1 at ouce dictuled a letter to
the editor—for I was slili forbidden to
write—informing him that someone had
imposed upon him a forgery signed with
my name. 1 signed thc letter 'John
Ackerman,' for the editor knew me only
by that name. Vou enn fancy my surprise when he replied that 1 hud myself
brought the story to him, nud that we
hud chatted some time together about it.
He gave the date of this alleged meeting,
and it was a day when I was at my worst
with the pneumonia. Then 1 began to
think that possibly I was going mad.
"But, the more I thought of it, the less
the theory that I was mad explaiued the
fact. The editor had assured me Hint
'John Ackerman' had personally brought
him tho story which I had thought out
while lying on my bed, but bad never
written. I wus certain that the editor
was telling what he thought was the
truth, but how, then, could I account
for my alleged presence nt his office? To
suppose that anyone had imitated my
manner of writing ns perfectly as it was
imitated in the story in question seemed
grossly improbable, but it was not absolutely impossible that it might have been
done. To suppose thnt 1 had spoken of
the story in a state of delirium, and that
my nurse had written it and then happened to sign it 'John Ackerman.' without
dreaming that there existed any connection between 'John Ackerman' and myself, wus next to impossible. To suppose,
furthermore, that anyone could have imitated my personul appearance in tbe character of 'Ackerman' so closely as to im-
posu on the editor, who hnd seen me and
talked with me so many times, wns
simply unthinkable. Aud when one came
to add all these suppositions together,
the mystery grew more insoluble than
"Once more the same thing happened.
Another story by 'John Ackerman,'
which I had invented but never committed to paper, appeared in print. It was
one of the latest stories that had come to
me during my convalescence. I bad made
n few notes of it that would have been
intelligible to no one but myself, but not
a word as to it had ever passed my lips.
And here it wns, written out in full, and
signed with my pen-name, That happened only three days ago.
"Last evening, for the lirst time since
my illness, 1 put on my disguise nnd went
to the room where I had been ucustomed
to work.   I thrust the key into the door,
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the Latest Novels-
86 Yates Street.
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Buildiug Material,
120 Somunnt St,       ViCIBRIA, fi, C,
but the door was already unlocked. 1
opened it, aud there by the table sat
'John Ackrman,' dressed precisely as I
was at the moment, and wearing the
same beard and spectacles. The lamp,
which was a large aud powerful one,
stood at his right hand ou the table. It
threw the shadow of the big inkstand on
the table, but although the figure sat directly between me and the lamp, no
shadow lay on tbe floor. 1 stood motionless for a moment. 1 knew 1 was not
dreaming, but a horrible fear that I bad
gone mad paralysed me. Then the figure
raised its face, looked at me for an instant, aud was gone, lt vanished, completely. One instant, it was there. The
next, the chair was empty, and 1 was
alone in the room. 1 blew out the lamp
and felt my way back to the door. 1
went straight home and to bed, hoping
that a night's sleep might convince me
that the whole scene had been merely a
dream; but when I awoke 1 knew that it
was no dream. 1 had seen 'John Ackerman' sitting at my owu desk, and, beyond
doubt, writing my own stories.".
Russell paused and wiped his forehead.
The Doctor no. longer smiled. "Wait
one moment," he snid, "und then come
with me. We will go to your house,
where you can dress yourself as you
dress wheu you act tlie part of 'Ackerman.' Then we will go together to your
Chelsea room. I fancy that we shall find
there the explanation of your mystery."
The Doctor left the room for a few
moments, nnd returned with his overcoat
and hat. The two men drove to Russell's
Bayswater house, where Russell disguised himself as he had been in the
habit of doiug. Then they re-entered the
cab and drove towards Chelsea.
Cradle-like Piece of Malachite,
from Drinkwater's Claim, on Big Interior
Mountain, weight 36 lbs.  28 lbs. of
Pure Copper.
"It is an old saying," remarked the
Doctor, "that where there nre three doctors there are two atheists. Of course,
it isn't true, but it expresses the general
opinion that we medical men nre prone
to disbelief. Now, on the contrary. I
have learned to disbelieve nothing. I
have seen iu the course of my practice so
mnny impossible things, and have been
compelled to believe so many Incredible
things, Hint the two words, 'impossible'
and 'incredible,' no longer exist for me.
If 1 were to tell you my theory of the
experience which you have lately had,
you would ask if 1, as well as yourself,
were insane, But here we nre nt our
destination, Lead the way, please. If
the landlady does not meet us, so much
the better."
Together they climbed the stairs, without meeting anyone ou the way. The
house was as still as if it were uninhabited.     Probably   the   landlady   and   the
Gents' Willow Calf Tan Boots $3.50 now $2.50
"      Enamel Oxfords  3.50   " 2.75
Boys'and Youths'Box Calf Boots     ' 1,25
Ladies' Fine Kid French Heel Lace Boots, worth up to
$5.50, now  2.90   to 3.50
Ladies'Fine Dongola Oxfords, French Heels  2.50 now 1.75
"       Kid Lace and Button Boots, wide toes & low heels 2.00
"       Boots and Slippers  1.00
Children's Kid and Box Calf Boots, 8—io#, now  75c.
WatSOn's Shoe Store, 65 Yates Street.
"BLAOK AND WHITE" was the only Scotch Whiskey
served at the dinner given to our King and Queen when
visiting Algiers in April last.
Radiger & Janion, General Agents for British Columbia and the Yukon District.
We make a specialty of Undertaking, and can give the best possible
service for the reason that:
We Have Everything Modern both for the Embalming Process and for
General Work.
We Are Commended by those who have employed us.
Our Prices are always reasonable.
We Carry a Large and Complete Line of every class of Undertaking Goods.
Our experienced certificated staff are promptly available at auy time,
night or day.
Attention is called to these facts because we recognize that those requiring Undertaking Services ought to have the best.
lodgers were either absent or asleep.
Russell tried the door of his room, nnd,
as he evidently •expected, it wns again
"Steady," said the Doctor, as he pushed
the door softly open; 'keep cool, aud don't
be surprised whatever 1 may do."
They entered. At the table, in the left-
banded corner of the room, sat a figure
that, to tho minutest detail, was the
exact double of the man who stood beside
tbe Doctor. The lamp was burning, and
the figure wns busily writing with its
head uent over the desk.
'What are you, doing here?" demanded
the Doctor, in a sharp, imperious voice.
The I'gure lifted its head, looked at tbe
Doctor and his companion, and then rose
slowly to its feet. It stood directly in the
glare of the lamp, but no shadow lay ou
the floor, except the shadow of the chair
in which the figure had heen sitting and
on the back of which its hand wns resting. The Doctor swiftly drew n pistol
from his pocket and fired. Instantly the
figure vanished—mnde itself air, like the
witches in 'Macbeth"—and in another
second the Doctor was bending over the
body of Russell, who lay in a dead faint
on the floor, with a bullet wound through
his right arm.—The Sketch.
Trial on C.  P.  It.  Locomotives  Proves
the Coal to Have Superior Steaming Qualities.
Mr. James McBvoy, geologist for the
C. N. P. Conl Co., last week returned
from Winnipeg where for two weeks he
had been conducting a series of tests
with the Michel coal on thc 0. P. R.
I ruins between Winnipeg nnd Brandon,
says the Fernie Free Press. These tests
were tnken on tlie initiative of the C.
P. It., who asked the 0. N. R. Coal Co.
to send a representative, The samples
were gathered by the 0. P. It. from their
regular supply from the Michel collieries
nnd evidently considerable pains had
been tnken to secure the worst possible
samples, One car wns entirely slnck
\.liich had probably been filled for the
Pernio ovens but In transit got into Ihe
('. P. It. supply. Other samples were
injured by heavy rains. About a dozen
I tests were mnde, each consuming from
two to eight tons. A Free Press reporter in conversation with Mr. McEvoy
learned some imporlunt facts in connection with these tests. The tests turned
nut very satisfactorily and fully sustained the convictions of the.conl company
officials as to the superior quality of their
coal for steaming purposes. The ordinary evaporative power of coal iu tho
practical working of locomotives is from
six to seven pounds water evaporated to
one pound conl consumed. The tests conducted by Mr, McEvoy showed nn evup-
crative power up lo 10.(1 pounds of water
to one pound of conl consumed. This is
believed to be the best result for any
coal on the continent. The most interesting test was on the local express between Winnipeg nnd Brandon, with 20
slops between those points. It was found
that 3,280 pounds of coal was sufficient
to make the trip of 137 miles. The tests
were nlso made on freight engines, and
they showed conclusively that the conl
viis equally us good for heavy steaming
One of the advantages of the Crow's
Nest coal over the Pittsburg article was
the absence of smoke. Our conl in the
process of exposure to air loses certain
of its volatile properties and during these
tests those in charge noted the almost
entire absence of smoke after the first
few pull's were over.
Tests of the severest kind were made
lo make the Michel coal clinker, but the
Crows Nest fuel stood the test every
time and not a single clinker was found
ninoug the ashes.
A waitress in n certain restaurant bus
a very ready wit. An occasional customer went in the oilier dny for dinner.
After taking his order the waitress banded hiin a newspaper to while away the
few minutes that would elapse ere dinner wns served. He looked nt it and
then nt the waitress, and said, "I sny,
miss, hnve you nothing comic? I like
to hnve something funny to look nt whilo
I'm eating." Oh, well, sir," replied tho
wnitress readily, and without the vestige of a smile, "there's a looking glass
straight in front of you, sir." Then he
collapsed.—Tatler,  ..ondon, England. ——
I        Social
Mr. and Mr. Turner Bone, of Calgary,
spent a few days at the Driard this
• *   *
W. E. Norris, of tbe Nanaimo Free
Press, is in the city, registered at the
• *   *
Mrs. W. Culluni and her two little
girls tire spending a few months at Alert
Bay with friends.
■   *   *
Mr. Kenneth Forbes, formerly of the
Molson's Bank of this city, is spending
his holidays here nt the Vernon hotel.
• *   •
Mr. Leslie Bell, who had n serious accident compelling him to return home, is
almost recovered, and hopes shortly to
lesume his duties in Vancouver.
• •  •
Mr. W. Spier, of the Eastern Township
Bank, Grand   Forks,   has   opened    a
branch at   Midway.   The   new agency
will be in charge of Mr. E. C. Moe.
»   *   »
Mr. A. E. Planta, mayor of Nanaimo,
has been registered at the Vernon during
the week. Mrs. Planta has just pre-
pented His Worship with his fifth son.
• *   •
His Honor Governor Norris, of Montana, accompanied by Mrs. Norris, spent
two days in Victoria this week at the
Driard, and expressed themselves delighted with the attention they received
Irom Victorians.
• •  ♦
Mr. and Mrs. Shipman, of Cannington,
Out., are visiting Mrs. S. McDonald,
Texada avenue, Oak Bay. They expect
to be in the city for a month's holiday.
Mrs. Thos. Hay and daughter, of
North Bay, Ont., are staying nt the
• *   *
The tennis lawns of Vietoria have been
well patronized this week with those
nbout to tnke part in the tournament;
Mrs. H. P. Bell, Mrs. Pemberton, Mrs.
Pooley, officers from Work Point. Mrs.
James Dunsmuir hns entertnined many
of the young players.
• ♦   *
Mrs. Fleet Robertson and Mrs. Butchart went to Vnncouver this week to meet
Miss Butchart on her return from Dawson City, where she had gone with the
American Institute of Mining Engineers.
This yound lady was the only Victorian
who went with this party.
• *   •
A great many Victorians with their
friends and families have left town for
Ihe mnny delightful watering places in
the vicinity. Amongst recent departures
to the camps nre Mr. and Mrs. C. Innes
and family, the Misses Devereux, Mrs.
D. R. Ker,  Mr.  and Mrs.  Lucas and
• *   »
At Enderby on Wednesday evening of
last week tbe mnrringe of Mr. Herman
Emke and Miss Bradley, of that city,
was celebrated. The groom, who is at
present occupying the position of engineer at the Enderby sawmill, is a resident of Armstrong, nnd is well known
throughout thc district.
• •   •
Mr. and Mrs. James Dunsmuir and a
pnrty of Vietoria croquet plnyers left
on Monday to tnke pnrt in the Vancouver croquet tourney, the party, which included Mr. nnd Mrs. F. H. Barnard,
Miss Eva Loewen, Mr. Jack O'Reilly,
Mr. Robin and Mrs. Dunsmuir, and Miss
Bessie Dunsmuir, went over in Mr.
Dunsmuir's tenm yacht Thistle,
• »    •
Mr. and Mrs. A. II. Cotton have returned from California, where they hnve
resided since their marriage seven yenrs
ago. Since their arrival in Victoria they
hnve been staying nt tbe New England
hotel, but left last Wednesday for North
Saanich hotel, where they intend staying
for two or three months before finnlly
settling down in a home near Victoria.
Mrs. Cotton will be remembered ns Miss
• *   •
Arthur 0. Cochrane, of Vernon, nnd
Miss Helen R. Christian, youngest
daughter of Charles Christian, of Lumby, were married on Wednesday of last
week. The ceremony took place at the
residence of thc bride's father, the Rev.
J. H. Lambert officiating. The honeymoon is being spent on the coast.
Miss Bone and Miss Genevieve Bone,
daughters of Mr. W. H. Bone of Victoria, are spending a few weeks in Vancouver, the guests of Mrs. Thomas Le
Messurier, 1263 Pcndrlll street.
Mrs. George A. Campbell entertained
a large number of friends at tea on
'luesday in honor of her sister, Mrs.
Whitehead, of Montreal, who with her
family are visiting Mrs. Campbell for the
summer. Mrs. Campbell was very handsomely gowned in champagne voile
trimmed with applique, while Miss
Gladys Campbell wore a dainty gowu of
pule blue musliu. Sirs. Whitehead wore
n handsome gown of black luce. The tea
table was very prettily decorated with
pale pink sweet peas, and was presided
over by Mrs. Ward, assisted by her little duughters and little Miss Whitehead.
Amongst those present were Mrs. 1'ro-
thero, Airs. Burke, Mrs. Piggott, Mrs.
James L. Raymur, Mrs. Rowe, Mrs.
Cnurles, Mrs. Gaudin, Mrs. II. Anderson, Mrs. Keefer, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs.
Holmes, Mrs. Norton, lul'S. Berkley,
Mrs. Brady, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. A, Duui-
bieton, Mrs. E. E. Wootton, JIrs. Goepel, Mrs. Moresby, Aiiss Beanlunds,
Miss Leverson, Airs. Holt, Airs. J. H.
Todd, Mrs. Hickey, Airs. G. Taylor,
Mrs. Butchart, Airs. R. Jones, Aliss
Viola Hickey, Miss Al. Newcombe, Mrs.
Griffiths, Mrs. Gibb, Airs. Gordou Gibb,
Mrs. Good, Airs. Garnett, Airs. G. V.
Cuppage, ....rs. Smith (Vancouver), Airs.
R. Brett, Mrs. Erb, Airs. Wolfenden,
Mrs. Blakelock, and others. During the
afternoon music was rendered by a talented young artist, and Airs. Gordon
Gibb delighted the audience with her
beautiful voice in some very pretty and
well chosen songs.
•   •   *
On Friday last, Mrs. James Dunsmuir
entertained a large number of friends at
a very enjoyable dance at her residence,
"Burleith," Craigflower road. Airs.
Dunsmuir, who was handsomely gowned
iu black, was assisted by her daughters,
Mrs. Bromley, who wore a beautiful
gown of black sequins, and Aliss Bessie
Dunsmuir, wearing a dainty gowu of
dull gold chiffon over pale blue silk, and
relieved with the faintest touches of
pink. The drawingroom, where Mrs.
Dunsmuir received her guests, was most
tii'listically decorated with quantities of
pale pink rambler roses and palms, while
t:,e ballroom, which opens off the drawingroom, was decorated entirely with
yellow broom, in huge hanging baskets,
and presented a very gay scene eombiucd
with the many beautiful dresses of the
todies. The lovely grounds, which extend to the banks of the Arm, were
brightly illuminated with Chinese lanterns, and numerous seats provided for
the weary dancers, the moonlit waters
of the Arm presenting a scene never to
be forgotten. At midnight supper was
served in the large and spacious dining-
icom, which was sweetly decorated in
the palest of pink sweet pens, the piuk
fbaded lights casting a softening glow
over everything. Bridge tubles were
piovided for thc uon-daneers, while the
billiard room was well filled during llic
evening. Amongst the many beautiful
frocks were noticed: Airs. Robin Dunsmuir, in a handsome gown of flame se-
quined net; Mrs. Parry, in u becoming
frock of black; Airs. Troup, iu u very
pretty white lace gowu; Aliss Alouteith
looked extremely well in u dainty gowu
of Dresden organdie, wearing a wreath
of jasmine in her hair; Airs. Gordou
Hunter, in a handsome gold sequiued net
gown; Aliss B. Irving, iu a sweet frock
of white chiffon; Mrs. F. Barnard, iu a
vory lovely gowu of bluck satin with
lively old lace; Aliss Eva Loewen, iu a
quaint frock of white lace with touches
ol pale blue; Aiiss Paine (San Francisco),
a charming young debutante, iu a dainty
gowu of white silk chiffon with pink
uses; Mrs. Tait Roberts wore a while
silk frock; Aliss Kate Gaudin, iu a becoming gown of black silk organdie; Mrs.
Roi>er, in a handsome gown of while
net heavily sequiued in silver; Mrs. Ling
wore a becoming frock of yellow satin,
while her sister, Aliss Erskine, looked
very sweet in pale green silk; Miss Cobbett lookeu well in a white satin frock
v/itu girdle of blue; Aliss Todd was in
pnle blue chiffon; Airs. Little looked very
well In white satin gown muchly trimmed
with lovely old lace; Aliss B. Boscowitz
lecked well in pale blue; Mrs. A. W.
Jones was in a handsome gown of ivory
satin with drooping sleeves; Miss Jessie
Bell was very much admired in blnck
with wide bertha of real lnce; Airs. H.
It. Pooley wore a dainty gown of erenin
chiffon; Miss AL Little, another debutante, looked very sweet in a pnle
p'nk frock; Miss Elsie Bullen in a gown
of tucked voile and chiffon looked very
well. The list of those present is ns
follows:   Mrs. Freeman,   Mrs.   Gordon
Hunter, Airs. Ling and Aliss Erskine,
Mrs. Roper, Dr. A. T. and Airs. Watt,
Captain and Airs. Wright, Captain and
Mrs. Parry, Major and Airs. Bland,
Mrs. and Mr. Roy Troup, Airs. DuAloliu,
Mr. aud Airs. F. B. Pemberton, Air, and
Mrs. A. W. Jones, Air. and Airs. Langworthy, Air. and Airs. Fordham (Vancouver), Air. and Airs. J. J. D. Little,
Miss Little, Aliss Paine, Aliss Wasseu,
Mr, Willie and .Miss Irving, Air. P. S.
and Airs. Lampman, Air. and Airs. Bridgman, Miss Drake, Air. Roger and Miss
Atonteitb, Aliss Moberly, Miss Kate
Gaudin, Air, A. Core, Air. C. and Aliss
Brady, Captain Popham, Mr, Geary,'
Mr. Willis, Dr. Tomlinsou, Aliss Foster,
Mrs. Charles Rhodes, Airs. 11. Smith,
Aiiss Phipps, Aiiss Ethel and Aliss
Marion Pills, Aliss Dorothy Beanlands,
Aliss S. Pemberton, Alisses Nora and
Alice Bell, Air. Bluuchard Bell, Air.
Reed, Air. und Airs. Cobbett, Air. Percy
and Cuthbert Keefer, Air. D. uud the
Alisses Bosoowitss, Air. and Airs. Harry
Pooley, Aliss and Miss Violet Pooley,
Air. and Airs. Tait Robertson, Air. H.
Robertson, the Alisses Loewen, Air. Jack
Crnibie, Dr. Robertson, Air. Jack und
Miss Heyland, Air. Temple Cornwall,
Air. and Mrs. L. A. Genge, Messrs. Gillespie, Aliss Hanington, Air. Kingsmill,
Miss Gladys Breen, Mr. J. Rithet, Mr.
T. Foote, Mr. C. Lowenberg, Miss G.
Drake, Air. E. aud Aliss Scholefield,
Mr. B. Brake. Aliss Tilton, Mr. A. P.
Luxton, Air. R. Aiusgrave, Mr. B. Prior,
Mr. C. J. Prior, Air. T. Laue, Capt. and
Mrs. Watts, Air. and Airs. Hulton-
*  • •
A most charming garden party was
given on Thursday last by Mrs. W. S.
Gore, of Burdette avenue. Mrs. Gore
was assisted by her daughter-in-law
Mrs. Thomas S. Gore, of New York,
who with her husband are spending a
few months of well-earned rest here.
Mrs. Gore, who was most becomingly
gowned in black voile, received her
many guests in the beautiful old garden,
v, here beneath the trees and many
Chinese parasols tea was served. After
tea Mr. Thomas Gore and Airs. Gordon
Gibb delighted those present with a
number of songs. Airs. Gore, whose
popularity with tlie younger generation
is well-known, was assisted at the tea
table by a number of charming young
ladles, Miss Hickey, Aliss Beanlands,
Miss Heyland, Miss W. Johnson, Miss
Monteith, Aliss Aikinan, Miss K.
Gaudin, Miss Newlings, Miss Allison
aud Angela, and Alaster Paul Beanlands and Aiiss Butchart. Mrs. T. S.
Gore wore a dainty gown of fawn
eolienne very heavily trimmed with velvet strapping of corresponding shade, relieved with touches of pale blue with hat
io match. Amongst the numbers of
pretty and smart gowns were noticed
Miss Violet Hicky ill a dainty frock of
pale blue silk with cream lact hat trimmed with blue to match her frock, Mrs.
Whiting iu a striking costume of coral
pink silk with black and white hat, Mrs.
(Cupl.) Irving in a very becoming black
silk gown, Airs. Gordou Gibb in a be
coming dress of white linen with scarlet
toque; Airs. Beauchamp Tye in the
daintiest of rosebud organdie frocks with
rose silk girdle, wearing a "lingerie" hat
trimmed with a rose-colored bow; Mrs.
Tait Robertson, another charming young
bride, in mauve organdie with hat to
match. Airs. Gaudin in a handsome
black silk coat and skirt with black and
white toque. Aliss W. Alainwaring
■Tol.nson in the sweetest' of white voile
frocks, wearing tulle hat trimmed with
maiden hnir fern. Amongst others present were: Airs, and Aliss Irving, Airs
and tho Alisses Hickey, Mrs. Gibb, Mrs.
Gordon Gibb, Airs, and Miss Loewen,
Miss Lawson, Airs, and the Misses King,
Airs. Raymur, Airs, and Miss K. Gaudin,
Airs. H. Anderson (Calgary), Miss
Newling, Aiiss Feppett, Mrs. Whitehead
(Montreal), Mrs. J. D. Lit'tle, Miss
Pnine (San Francisco), Mrs. and Miss
Gladys Campbell, Airs. J. L, Raymur,
Airs. J. Helmcken, Airs. R. Jones, Mrs.
Wallace, Alisg G. Drake, Mrs. Berkley,
Airs. 0. Al. Roberts, Airs. H. G. Smith
(California), Airs. Griffiths, Miss Lever-
fon, Airs. Erb, Mrs. Riykert, Airs. Mc-
Ebillips, Airs. G. Cuppage, Airs. R.
Heaven, Air D. AV. Higgins, Mrs. W.
Higgins, Canon Beanlands, Mrs. and
Miss Devereux, .Mrs. F. Barnard, Miss
Ada Boscowitz, Aliss B. Boscowitz, Mrs.
Lampman, Mrs, Moresby, Airs. Shaw,
Aliss Brady, AIr>\ Taylor, Airs. Car-
imchael, Aliss Holmes, Mrs, (Col.)
Holmes, Airs. Cbarles, Mrs. Powell,
Mrs. Langworthy, Airs. A. W. Jones,
Airs. Piggott, Airs. Durand, Mn. and
s, T
Short Distances,
Little Time,
Slight Inconveniences,
A Few Pennies,
Rigid Exactness,
Absolute Purity.
Expert Service,
Fair Prices,
Terry & Marett
Down-to-Date Druggists.
Telephone 341.
91% Fort St.   Victoria
The King Edward
The most modern hotel in the
city. European and American
plan.    Rates $i to $5.
The Dallas
The only seaside resort in Vic-i
toria. Situated overlooking thei
Straits of Juan de Fuca and the)
majestic Olympia Mountains,
American plan. $2.50 and up.
The Vernon
The leading commercial hotel I
with ample sample room accom-!
modation.    $2. and $2.50 per day .
NOTICE is hereby giveu that the
reservation covering Graham Island,
Queen Charlotte Group, notice of which
was published in the British Columbia
Gazette and dated 30th January, 1901,
has been cancelled, aud that Crown lands
thereon will be open to sale, pre-emption
and other disposition under the provisions ot the Land Act, on and after the
'21st July next.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 20th April, 1905-
ooth Apbioan War Land Gbant Act
Grants of land made to Volunteers, their
heirs or assigns, under authority of this
Act, are subject to the oondition that
such lands shall huve been selected by
the grantees on or before the first day of
July, 1905. Notice is, therefore, hereby
given that applications for such lauds
must be filed at a Government Office by
that date.
Chief   Commissioner   of   Lands   and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 26th May, 1905.
Miss Butchart, Airs. Heyland, Mrs. and
Miss E. M. Johnson, Mrs. Norton aud
Mrs. Rowe.
• • •
Airs. Beauchamp Tye held her post
nuptial reception on Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday of this week. The
bride's reception gown was of cream
colienne over taffeta, inserted with Maltese lace. Mrs. Fagan, Miss K. Gaudin
and Miss Mainwaring Johnson assisted
in receiving. The many beautiful presents were on view, mutely testifying to
ihe popularity of both bride and groom,
<• ud were much admired by the many
friends who called during the week.
Airs. Tye will receive every Friday
throughout the summer.
• •   *
Airs. Gibb was hostess at a most enjoyable euchre party on Monday evening
Ir.st. The prizes were carried off by
Airs. Fagan and Airs. Rhode. The guests'
were: Mr. nnd Mrs. Gordon Gibb, Mr.
end Airs. Rhodes, Mrs. Halsey G. Smith,
Airs. Griffiths, Mr. and Mrs. Weeks,
Airs. Gore, Air. and Mrs. Thos. Sinclair
Gore, Air. and Airs. Arthur Jones, Dr.
and Mrs. Fagan, Mr, and Airs. Taylor,
Mr. and Airs. D. Rogers, and Mr. and
Mrs. Raymur.
The above hotels are all under the man
agement of
Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson.
Guests are requested to write or wire'
for rooms. Bus meets all steamboats and
fiotel $t frauds;
Uictorio, B. 0.
Write me for particulars of  British ?
Columbia's W
Best Slocked Came Preserves j
Guides and Outfits furnished.    |
Prank Rushton
At The Gorge!    I
Visitors, when you visit the Gorge do,
not forget that Light Refreshments,(.
Fruit, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Sodas and.
Delicious Afternoon Teas may be had at*
the "Marquee Suit," at the car terminus.'
Price's Gold Medal Brand <8at»,
sup, Pickles and Sauce are con*
diments that should be in every
house.   Price and quality second
to none.
Farms and Ranches For Sale or
Write for  information   regarding the
fruit growing snssibilities of
tbe district.
Martin Beattie
Realty and Investment Broker
P.O. Box 106, Kamloops, B. G.
For Sale or Lease.
Horse and Cattle Ranches
Irrigated Plots for fruit
and Vegetables, Hav
Lands, Cultivated
and Wild.
Properties have Buildings, are fenced
well watered and contain sufficient timber for domestic purposes, excellent
fishing and shooting in the Lillooet and
Ashcroft and Cariboo Districts.
For further information, terms ane
prices write     	
j Music and the Stage j
Libernti's Band and Operatic Concert
Company, of New York, will perform at
the Victoria theatre on Monday and
Tuesday next, with a matinee on Tuesday commencing at 2.15. The show is
well spoken, of, and prices asked arc not
too high.    .
There is both variety and amusement
in the bill offered at the Suvoy this week,
(blare and Ashton do some clever work
en tlie bars, and the musical skit' by
Frank Milton and the De Long sisters,
entitled "Constable," is most entertain*
jug. Dan and Bessie Kelly put up one
luf their original sketches, and the programme includes lots of songs and danc
Nobody should miss seeing Albiui at
he Grand.   He hus been at the popular
ittle theaire on Johnson street all the
feek, drawing large audiences and also,
t> doubt, a big salary   from   Manager
amleson.   Aibini is about the cleverest
ieighf-of-hand  artist  seen around this
trg for many moons.   Also his "talkie-
alkie" is spontaneous and entertaining
i| un unusual degree,   ln addition to his
.'underfill sleight-of-hand work,  Albiui
oes telepathic   and   other   mysterious
ork in nn off-hand manner that puts
;8 spiritualists quite out of business,
ut he says it isu't spiritualism and he
ugbt to know.   He will appear at both
iiutiuee und evening   perforuiuuces tony, provided that   tlie   muster of all
rlcksfers does uot claim his pupil for
u engagement in even, warmer regions
ban   these,    in   fhe   interval.    Nellie
laguire is another strong feature iu this
eek's bill.   Her   character   songs are
ood.    Air.   nud   Airs. Gottlob, Danny
iliern and Edna Foley contribute con-
iderably t'o the merit of the show.   Fo.
ext. week, Manager Jamieson promises
enkins nnd O'Neill in a singing, danc-
■g and talking act, Fisher and Johnson,
merlon's greatest comedy bicycle act;
u Grecia, "Queen of the Air"; the five
uisicul Hewitts, a family of artists iu a
gh-ctoss comedy   musical    act, Little
Ina Foley will sing fhe illustrated soug,
\Vuy Down   East   Among the Shady
a pie Trees," and the moving pictures
ill include "The Captain's Inspection,"
ehool Boy's Jokes," "Alesmerian Ex-
rience" and "Joys of   Married Life."
is week closes with two matinees to-
y, beginning at 2.30, and three per-
rninnces to-night, beginning    nt 7.30.
II of fhe a«ta for next week will arrive
ji Sunday night, and tlie full bill will
icu ut thc Monduy matinee nt 3 p. iu.
|A good sized audience greeted Mr. J.
A. Tripp at his initial appearance at
Intitule hall last Tuesday evening, uud
more enthusiastic    aud    appreciative
le would be difficult to find, and no
louder, as Mr. Tripp was in particu-
[rly good form and   his   playing was
fectrifying.    It was decidedly the best
1'i'formauce since the memorable Hurold
[auer concert last year.    He wns re-
jntedly encored and responded grace-
dly to all demands.    His    best work
is in the Moszkowski Valse, and the
rmous   Paganimini-Lissst   number,   Ln
[anipnuelln,   in   which  he  displayed  a
iwless technique nnd   un   exceptional
reudth of interpretation, nnd wns oii-
(iiisiastically encored after   both   hum-
•rs.    Airs. W. E. Green assisted and
lioroughly upheld   her   reputation as n
[.refill and finished artiste,  her selects being particularly happy   and   in
lorough harmony with tlie balance of
programme.   She was repeatedly en-
Ired and gave abundant proof of the
\et that it is not necessary to look out-
ie Victoria for vocal talent   of    the
[ghest order,
[r. G. Jennings Burnett played the
feompaniments iu his usual masterly
pie. A word of praise is due the piano
fed at this recital, a magnificent Ger-
Ird-Heintzman Grand kindly loaned by
[etcher Bros., which proved thoroughly
Impathetic and equal to the arduous
|d exacting demands made upon it.
[Says the Vancouver World: Miss
Itn Phipps, the well-known actress,
■1 Mr. Rush Bronson, manager of the
I. Redmond Co., tlle latter having first
lured the consent' of his wife, decided
Itako a spin on the wheel around the
Ik nt nn early hour Sunday morning.
As the bicycle shops were not open at
that early hour Aliss Phipps borrowed, a
wheel from her landlady without the
usual formality of asking. This fact
may have beeu responsible for the results which followed, working through
the law of retribution.. An hour ufter-
wurd the pair returned, not as spick uud
spun us wiieu they left the theatre, but
with Miss Phipps the possessor of a face
which was a triumph in make-ups iu the
line of a female "weary wiliie." And
the make-up was no artificial one, the
chief material used having been the natural resources of the road about Stanley
park. Ever since, the possessor has been
trying, with the aid of leeches and such
like, to get rid uf its effects. She is in
hopes that wheu she comes on the stuge
at the Peoples' to-night to hnve the worst
of it off, but if the audience notices a
heavier penciling thun usual under the
Itl. optic it may be assured that it is
the "real filing." The uccideut occurred
i.ear the Brockton point grounds, and
lcsuilted from the collision of u cyclist,
coming ut u rapid rate around the turn,
with the rear wheel of Miss Phipps'
bicycle, throwing her heavily oil a very
lough part' of the roadway. She was
tendered unconscious by the fall and Dr.
AlcKeehnie, who was at once summoned,
attended her at the caretaker's house.
Later she pluckily came in on her wheel
and was present at the afternoon rehearsal. She expects to t'uke her part
to-night though slightly the worse for
A determined effort has been made to
stifle the independent theatrical movement in Vancouver, and were it not for
the fact that Carl Berch, the manager
nf the People's theatre, is a man of indomitable zeal aud energy, the effort
would have proven successful. As it is,
he will be obliged to leave his present
home in November next and seek new
quarters. After building up the reputation of his house as he hns, this fact
would hnve discouraged the majority of
men, but Air. Berch says that when his
present lease expires he will have u new
theatre ready to go in, nnd that the Ed.
Redmond company would open his new
house. Behind the transfer of the lease
of the People's theatre is a story that
bus many windings. Air. Berch took
over the house over u year ago, when it
was thought to be a losing venture. He
put his money iu it and gradually the
itputation rose and the thentre became
established in popular favor. Then
offers were mnde to him for his lease,
notubly one from Air. Colin, operating
Ihe Stnr vaudeville circuit. The parties
did not come to terms and later Air.
Cohn gave his attractions ut the Vancouver opera house, it is rumored, at a
heavy loss. Air. Berch had in the mean-
lime made an effort to secure a renewal
of bis lease nt an increased rental, but
when the Cohn aggregation was sold to
Considine and Sullivan, who are operating the Grand theatre in this city, and
are working along vaudeville lines in
hnrmoiiy with n great theatrical trust,
ir was found that among its assets was
Use lease of the People's theatre from
I be date of the expiry of Air. Berch's
lease. This practically placed the theatrical amusements of the city in the
control of a single hand and things were
so arranged that it would be practically
impossible for nn independent show to
be given here. Air. Berch tried by every
means in his power to obtain n change
of thc arrangements but it could not be
worked. He then went to work and
enlisted the aid of his many friends with
the result thnt a new house will be built.
We are indebted to the Aloyie Leader
for thc following quaint study in national
If a fly drops into n beer glass, one who
mnde u study of national characteristics
can easily tell the drinker's nationality
by his action. A Spaniard pays for the
beer, leaves it on the table.nnd goes away
without saying a word. A Frenchman
will do the sum.e, except that he swears
while he goes. An Englishman spills the
beer nnd orders nnother glass. A German carefully fishes out the fly aud
finishes drinking his beer, ns if nothing
hnd happened. A Russian drinks the
beer and fly. A Chinaman fishes out the
fly, swallows it, and then throws away
the beer.
While witnessing a game of baseball out
West, a boy was struck ou the head, the
bawl coming out of his mouth.
The eighteenth annual open tournament
of the Victoria Lawn Tennis Club opens
on Monday next and will continue
throughout the week. The single championships (ladies' and gentlemen's) of
I'ritish Columbia will be played for and
rlso the ladies' doubles, men's doubles,
nod the mixed doubles. The entries
closed last evening, and are numerous,
including several well known local and
outside players. Among the visiting
players will be Mr. W. A. Goss, of
Portland, and Air. Remington, of Olympia, besides several crack players from
Vancouver. The present holder of the
men's singles championship is Air. R. B.
Powell, but he will not defend his title
this year. Thc most promising aspirants
foi the laurels ore considered to be
Messrs. A. T. Goward, J. A. Rithet, and
B. Schwengers. Mrs. Cole, who won the
ladies' championship last year, will play
again, and she will take a lot of beating.
The courts will be in good order aud
some fine tennis is expected.
To-day the Victoria Cricket Club will
piay the Vancouver eleven ut the club's
grounds near the Jubilee hospital. The
gnmes between Victoria and Vancouver
generally are productive of the best
cricket of the season, and this match is
likely to prove one of the most closely
ecu tested games on record. The Vancouver eleven is reported to be in good
shape and to be confident of mnking it
hot for the Victorians. Spectators nre
always welcome at the V. C. C. grounds.
At Work Point on Wednesday the Victoria Cricket Club defeated an eleven of
the Royal Garrison Artillery iu a siugl?
innings game by 119 runs to 107. Capf.
Williuins, of the R. G. A., distinguished
b'mself by knocking up the nice score of
H'd, the same number of rims that Air.
W. P. Gooch scored for the V. C. C.
The Victoria Lacrosse team is playing
i schedule match with Seattle at that
city to-day.
The James Buy Athletic Association
is occupied in preparations for the attic-tic sports which are to take place at
the driving park ou August 20th. Local
u'hletes are commencing to train for the
sports and a number of competitors
from Vancouver are expected to compete
A party of fishermen, Air. Reusluiw,
cf Vancouver, his son, und u young Englishman, had un exciting encounter witli
a bear up fhe Capilano on Sunday
whicli ulmost ended iu oue of them losing
liib life. The Englishman found a small
tub near the river und proceeded to
gather it iu and walk off with it. The
mother suddenly appeared from among
tho bushes and, growling fiercely, made
for the rash invader of her family circle.
The invader retreated as fast as possible,
hanging ou fo the cub, uutil lie was
brought up short by falling over a log.
I'he bear sprang upon hiin, und with two
strokes of her paws tore the clothes off
ins back. By this time young Henshaw
had come to the rescue. By way of
creating a diversion he seized the cub
uud bolt'ed with it, establishing himself
on the top of a lofty stump. The bear
fdlowed and attempted to scale the
steep side. Mr. Renshnw struck her repeatedly on the nose with a stick he had
secured, and failing to effect her purpose
she- worked around to a more favorable
point. By this time the Englishman had
got out of the* danger zone, and his
rescuer, flinging the cub fo the bear,
jumped down from the slump and ran
as fast as he could to a place of safety.
The bear then gave up the attempt to
get even with her enemies and marched
her cub off fo a more isolated camp. Thc
Englishman, will carry a correct diagram
cf the sweep of her paws for some time.
Thc Fernie Free Press is about to discontinue its "patent' inside" and print 8
pages in its own office. The "patent inside" is an ugly and cheap looking
arrangement made, of course, in Eastern
Air. W. H. Switzer, uccounlant of the
liiink of Commerce, Ferine, hns been
promoted to tbe management of the new
branch ollice nt Princeton. Air. W. R.
Ross, Al. P. P., presided nt a banquet in
Mr. Switzer's honor in Fernie, nnd presented the popular banker wilh $200 in
gold on behalf of his friends in the coal
There is no Misrepresentation
In Our Wine and Liquor Department
Tennants Scotoh Lager, per doz, pts $1 00
Local Beer, per doz. pts      85
LocalBeer,      "      "     1 60
Native Port, per quart bottle      85
Native Port, per gallon  1 60
Carols Cash Grocery ^sgsar
Phone 586.
This Week
is the right time to instal
because by putting the matter off indefinitely you are going without one of the
greatest of modern conveniences. Leave
your order with us at onoe.
B.C. EleetrieByCo.
Ice Cream and
Ice Cream Soda
Made Fresh Daily from PURE CREAM
We invite Comparison with the
Imported Article.
Open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sundays excepted
Our Rooms are the most central, the
best furnished and most comfortable in
he city.
The famous Poodle Dog Restaurant.
Ouisiue unexcelled.
We are making a drive in
Hammocks. Now is the time
to secure a good one at a low
Victoria Book and Stationery Co
11 was not without reason that the
visiting mining engineers of the American Institute spoke so highly of thc
1 ndysmith smelter as one of the best
managed institutions of the kind they
I nd ever seen. Manager Thomas Kiddie bus just closed u contract with
Alaska copper mines for 20,000 tons of
ore for his smelter, nnd this in the teeth
ot strenuous opposition from the Tacoma
■melter, his great rival in the industry.
.Not only hns Mr, Kiddie mastered a
unique problem In smelting with success
Ihe extremely refractory ore of the Tyee
mine nt .Mount Sicker, but he has nlso
proved himself un adopt nt choosing nud
imying just the right ores to flux with
Ihe greatest success, nnd this largo contract with the Alaska mines is his latest
victory over his Tacoma rivals.
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
WEEK OF JULY 3lst, 1905.
3 Flying Zareldas
Lyndon Wren
Sketch Artist.
Mavus Jones
And Our Challenge
Stock Co.
ADMISSION: 15 Cts. and 25 Cts.
DAILY *jj&
General admission ioc.
Management ol
Illustrated Song by
' Way Down East Among the
Shady Maple Trees."
Singing, Dancing and Talking
America's Greatest Comedy
Bicycle Act.
Queen of the Air.
High Class Comedy Musical Act.
New Moving Pictures.
Johnson Street.
Typhoid fever is again causing anxiety
in Fernie, and the agitation for a sewer
system is gaining headway,
On her lirst visit to tho country one
small child delightedly watched the
leiiking of the cow, uud when this process wns finished she cried, "Oh, say,
grandpa, pour the milk back and do it
over again."
A religious contemporary has discovered
the style of the lirst parents. He said:
"Madam, I'm Adam," to which she replied:
"Ailniii. I'm iinnluiu."
Broad Street,
Between Vates and Johnson.
O. Renz, Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville talent
that pains and money can procure.
Open eveiy evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission :  10 aud 25c,
Cbe B.C. mining
Tue  Ouly Illustrated   Mining  Journal
published on tbe  Mainland of
British Columbia
Interesting   Reliable   Valuable
Reaches all clasps Prospector and
Merchant, Atiner and Maunfaoturer,
Workman unci Capitalist.
Published Monthly.
Subscription, $1.00 per annum.
Address, P. O. Box 806,
Vancouver, B. e. The week, Saturday, july 29, 1905.
Warm Weather and Bathing.
"Babette" Has Ideas About Suits  for the  Water—A  Summer
Cottage—Hats and Other Things.
By "Babette "
Dear Madge—Witli the heat of tho
last two weeks aid' the-general summer
outings our thoughts are naturally turned to the subject' of bathing suits, which
of course, are subject to change of fashion almost as much as the modern evening dress. So much depends on this garment if you are not blessed with a good
figure. If you aro svelt and tall and of
perfect figure you really do not have to
expend much upon a bathing costume,
but for some of use who are fond of
bathing, a costume both comfortable and
smart is a very difficult question. I
think for those inclined to "embonpoint"
a black sateen of a very heavy and good
quality is quife tlie most suitable thing;
the skirt and waist made in one—the
bloomers not to bo too full at the waist.
The waist, of course, should be lined,
and, from my point of view, not have a
very low neck; a collar is more chic than
low neck. • The sleeves can be any length
the wearer desires. I believe many
women in the big watering places wear
corsets, but, for my own part, I think it
absurd. A tight lining is all that is
necessary ta any case. The bathing suit'
I have described is not to be found ready
made, the nearest approach to it that 1
Lave seen, however, is a good-looking
suit of black peau-de-cygne. The blouse,
which is made with wide tucks, has a
shallow, square neck and short puff
s.eeves, both outlined with bands worked with polka dots, also in black. Tlie
blouse is attached to the knickers, uud
the skirt is shirred about the hips. It is
interesting t'o see the difference in cut of
suits of the French watering places, und
those of America. Excepting on Americans, one rarely sees u belted blouse and
skirt at a French resort. Most of the
French bathing suit's consist of u Russian blouse and knickers, the blouse ending a very short distance below the hip
line—'this sounds quite horrifying—but
then wo nrust remember tlio fashionable
bathing cloak which is thrown over the
bathing suit as soon as the wearer
emerges out of the water. For those
who swim a great deal this is certainly
the most comfortable and suitable.
Many of fhe fads of the season are reproduced in the bathing suits, but I do
uot think that any of these extremes are
good taste. The plain dark suit, preferably of silk, to my mind, is much more
suitable and better form. I saw some
lovely material, suitable for this costume, the other day in one of our leading stores called "Gloria." It is a combination of silk and wool which, witli its
lightness, has the advantage of being
wiry. The bathing sandals which have
been put on the market this season are
a great improvement on their predecessors. Uhey are a much better cut and
lace across the instep, having a slight
heel, which makes it so much more comfortable for walking.
And now, just a word about the caps,
which I see are quite smart this year.
A white rubberized silk, witli black
polka dots, has an elastic in tho cap,
over which the bandana ends tie in a
coquettish bow. Another cap, also with
eiastlc, has a brim which gives quite a
poke bonnet effect, and is most becoming.
While men's bathing suits are not at nil
within my province, I must say 1 like
tbe two-piece suit's in tho heavy silk
jersey better than anything else.
Last week I was lucky enough to be
asked, for tlie week end, to one of the
summer cottages not fnr from here nnd,
Madge, If was glorious to get away from
the heat and dust of the town, The cottage, which was a five-roomed one, had
a broad verandah all round it overlooking the wnter and was most artistically
fitfed up; although when you really came
to think it all out it was quite inexpensive. The floors of the dining room,
which was used as general living room,
and all the bedrooms were painted, and
were partly covered with Chinese and
Japanese mats. I see that' Messrs.
Weiler Brothers hnve got a splendid
selection. This is the cheapest way of
doing the floors, and by far tlie cleanest.
The walls in both bedrooms and dining-
rooms were papered with Lincrnsts,
which is, In my opinion, a most sensible
method, as the damp does not affect it,
and it can be painted over and over
again, and this means economy. Homemade furniture played a prominent part
in this abode, corner seats with high
backs were filled with washable   cush
ions, and in each bedroom Oiere was a
long packing case for Uneti and clothes,
covered with pretl'y chintz. Good1 substantial chairs were tliere, and everything that would uot be damaged by disuse after the house was shut up for tlie
winter. This week a puri'y of four went
out, aud we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The sleeping accommodation being a bit scarce, the men were tumbled
out to sleep in the hammocks under Hie
verandah. On the side of tlie verandah
overlooking the wafer the tea table and
a lot of "comfy" chairs were placed, and
Uie weather being quite hot we had tea
there uearly every afternoon.
I was greatly amused at the Chinese
servant; he was so absolutely happy,
uud took me rouud to see all tbe little
handy conlrivauces lie had invented. His
kitchen was quite a wonder. He had
made a rusUc rack for the crockery, and
dug out a little cellar to keep things
cool; it was really quite worth seeing.
The whole ouffit with the exception of
the baud-made furniture had come from
Weiler Brothers.
Talking of dress—how my pen seems
t> run always to this iu the end. I saw
a sweet summer costume up Uie Arm
last week. It was of pale blue zephyr,
with raised embroidered spots. The
fhree-flounced skirt was button-hole
stitched, und Hie little blouse body had
n Zouave effect in the embroidered
spots. The three-flounced skirt was button-hole stitched, and the little blouse
hotly had a Zouave effect of the embroidered zephyr. Tbe sleeves, which
reached just below Hie elbow, had little
button-holed' frills, and round the wuist
was a pretty pastel blue, kid belt. The
h'a-t wus a Panama with a bund of blue
velvet and some shaded blu" wings resting on the high bandeau at the back. I
think this was quite the smartest little
cotton frock I have seen for an age, so
let me advise you to try to get some of
that embroidered cotton which is so reduced nt the summer sales.
Scarlet linen makes up very prettily,
and looks decidedly smart on the water.
I saw one of these frocks yesterday on
a very good-looking stranger, who was
iu one of the ears. The skirt was fairly
full, fit'ting plainly round tlie hips, the
trimming being in the shape of straps
and buttons. The dainty little cutaway
tasque cont shows a front and revers of
cream embroidered lawn, with cuffs to
match. A while kid belt encircled the
waist, and a cream linen hat finished off
this striking costume.
A most important matter is the question of tho haf to wear for boating, etc.
The muslin or lingerie is, to my mind,
the prettiest, and of course nothing comes
up to tho Panama shapes, which can be
had in any price ranging from 25c. to
!?4.00. The chenp imitation Panamas
are very sweet with gauze scarf draped
over them.
Another thing which is new and pretty
Is the tulle boa, and this is quite the
thing for the hot weather, almost' displacing the feather ruff. Veils are, once
more, beginning to play an active part
'n the millinery world, Ihniigh for some
time past they have not been worn nf
all. Sleeves aro decidedly smaller with
the fulness all nbove the elbow and mostly at the shoulder, und nre nearly all
short the cuffs never reaching farther
than half way between fhe elbow nnd
A smart, negligee hat for summer
frocks is a large soft felt in pale grey,
or pale copper color; its crown slightly
dented, its brim is rolled up across the
front, with a gold buckle and a twist' of
blnck velvet, or fastened up with a
wreath of paste! shades or faded colored
roses, and about the crown there is a
'i ne lnce gowns ore tiie smartest of nil
His yenr—not mnde entirely of lace but
Hie many different transparent materials
of which there is such a lnrge variety to
choose from. Lace by the yard or in
figures and medallions is most exquisitely produced. In some, two or three
d iforent kinds of lnce are used with perfect effect. Of course, this must be carefully done to avoid a look of patcbiness.
I nm afraid the supply of cooking receipts is rather exhausted. However,
biro is one for a supper dish; Variety
Jelly It is called:   One box of gelatine;
jt ice of two lemons; 1 pound sugar;
juice of two or three oranges; half pint
of sherry; one gill of brandy; a cup of
cold water; (to melt the gelatine), one
quart of boiling water. Cover the
gelatine with cold water and let it remain one hour; then add sugar and boil-
.ng water and stir till all is dissolved;
then add the juice and wine and strain
into moulds. With this are served different sorts of fruit, cut up; such ns
peaches, oranges, bananas, and small
fruits. These are arranged rouud tbe
jtlly and served with whipped cream.
You poor things! What sights you
must have been nfter that excursion, and
kw your faces must have burnt! But
there is hope for you; Messrs. Terry &
Merett have a most excellent lotion for
sunburn; it is quite the most marvellous
stuff I have ever used, aud I was on the
point of telling a lady of it at a concert
the other night, ouly I thought it might
offend her. But really I never saw anything so appallingly ugly. She had evidently been out in a blouse with a lace
yoke, for the pattern was most effectually shown across the shoulders, and the
evening being rather warm she wore no
gloves. Terry & Marett also have a
very good anteseptic cooling cream, and
if you have these useful articles there
is no need to suffer with the effects of
u day's outing.
I saw rather a funny thing the other
day which I think will amuse you.
Here it is:
(Dis Hyah Piece am Copywrote.)
lse done been axed to furnish hints
ubout beauty an' de cayah ob de com-
p'.exshun. Ise done had er complexshun
nigh onto erbout 25 yeahs, an' Indira
foun' out how ter cayah fo' it. Ter
make de hone., soft an' wite, get er
chile ter poun' em wif er mallet ontil
dey done reduced ter er pulp, an* deh
put on er cote er wite paint. Fo' to remove moles, tnke er hatcher an' chop
em away. Den dey wont come a pes-
tercating roun' som' mo'.
Ter take blackheads out, yo mus' soke
yo' face ober nite in carbolic acid an'
den use er currycomb in de mawnin'.
Ter remove wrinkles, take a red hot
iron an' bu'n little spots roun' ober yer
face, when de bu'ns all heal up dey
takes tucks in de skin an' draws all de'
wrinkles out.
Use red ink for de' lips. Put on wif
camel hair bresh. It will make de lips
look jes' like cherries.
Put onion juice in de eyse befo' goin'
to a pahty. It will mak'ein shine jes
la'ke a dark lantun in de mittle ob de
De breff can be kep nice an' sweet by
eatin' nuffin but grass. Dat's de way
de cow done do it.
Farewell for this week,
We do not blame the Hon. R. McBride for going after the Victoria Times
for libel. The Mining Standard aims to
cut out politics as much as possible, but
politics is one tb'ing and rank personal
abuse is another, and the latter is no
part of the function that newspapers
were created to fill. It is one thing for
the individual to abuse his fellow man.
He probably has few hearers. When a
newspaper abuses a man they hare the
whole circulation list for audience. That
constitutes libel if the paper cannot substantiate it's charges. We do not believe
the charges are true. Any man that can.
stand off tlie gang of railroad grafters
that the Hon. R. McBride did, during
the last session, can'f be very far wrong.
The government may have many shortcomings, but it had the shortcomings of
a good many governments before it to
stand the brunt of. Politics is u game
Chat we, as a mining paper, may not be
on to. But the earmarks of honesty
seem to he with the present government,
and the only reason they cannot do better, is that' former administrations have
nm the pace so swiftly, that there is little in sight for the present administration
to work from. Give them a show. A
newspaper that has its vision blinded by
the passion of partisanship, has outlived
its usefulness to the community. Merely
becnuse a man is a Liberal or a Conser-
vu five is no reason why he has not the
seme right to express his opinion as any
other man. Such a man or newspaper,
which cannot see the good as well as tho
bed is an enemy of progress. We honor
the man who had the sand at last to
como out and stand off a ring of rail-
it ad grafters.—Sandon Mining Standard.
This Space Reserved for
1 Hotel Dominion. Victoria, B.e. |
Striking Victory for the Government in
West Coast Constituency.
The result of the bye-election in Al-
b'rni on Saturday last was a great victory for the government, their candidate,
Mr. William Manson, being returned by
" large majority over the Liberal nominee, Mr. Aitken. At the last general
elections, Mr. W. W. B. Mclnnes, Liberal, was elected by the great majority
of 218 over the Conservative candidate,
rid the constituency nlwnys has been
considered decidedly Liberal in polities.
The capture of this sent rendered vacant
by the resignation of Mr. Mclnnes or
his appointment as administratir of tbe
Yukon Territory, gives th« government a
majority of 7 votes ov«r the Liberals in
V**lt.         1^^
j,   ,          ' 77 il^a   1
IL-_''-. .■'la—
1P^" A
t,    flP-'V       m^m^mA
Wm, Manson. M. P. P.
Ihe legislature, and of 4 voted ont all
oHier parties. The two Social!.,.s and
the Labor representative in the House
have, however, given general support to
the government, and this, doubtless, they
will continue. The standing of the parties in the legislature is now us follows-
Conservatives   23
Liberals 10
Socialists      2
Labor    1
Total 42
The results of the voting nt the vnri-
1 us polling places in Alberni are as follows:
Manson Aitken
Poll.                               (Con,) (Lib.)
Alberni    54 36
Bamfield Creek        9 3
Uculet      7 9
Kennedy River      0 17
treka     0 4
Cape Scott    12 4
Quatsino Sound     0 9
Texada Island ....     39 20
Wellington    64 41
Na noose     7 9
Parksville    27 17
New Alberni    11 8
Happy John Mine    7 8
Hetty Green Mine      1 3
Clayoquot    10 12
Mr. Wm. Manson is a native of the
Shetland Islands. He was born iu 1807
nnd came to Vancouver Island in 1887,
settling in Comox. Two years later be
removed to Nanaimo, where lie lias since
occupied the position of accountant at
Ilaslam's sawmill.    In   1898   he   was
elected alderman for the South Ward of ]
Nanaimo, and in 1901 be was chosen
mayor of tlie city.    He   retained   this |
office for four years, but declined nomination this year.
Alberni's opportunity—oh, my, oh, uiyl*
—Victoria Times.
The Voice of Alberni is Ihe Voice of J
the province.—Vancouver World.
Didn't I tell you that man Oliver wnsj
11 hoodoo?—F. Darter-Cotton.
I told Ralph Smith he wus going up J
there to will fhe election for the Conser-T
vutives, und that's just what Ralph did.!|
—Hug-hie McLean,
Oysters is off.—Hon. Jir. Prefontaine.]
Cochons de Colombie Britnnnique! ll
tell zem to plant lobsters in ze sea, audi
zose sacre fools, Ralph and Billy, zeyj
let ze lobst'er loose on land to defeat nier]
Milles Tonnerresl—Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
I forgot that a man has two kinds ofl
influences, one attractive and one repel-l
lent. I guess I turned on the wrong]
juice.—Ralph Smith.
No, I had a very pleasant crulse,4
thank you. Eh? Oh, her name was]
Maud.—Billy Sloan.
Wo done ourselves proud.—TheJ
Alberni Electorate.
A o'ergymah wns very fond of a parti-,
cularly hot brand of pickles, and findingJ
great difficulty in    procuring   the samel
sort at hotels when  travelling, always]
carried a   bottle with   him.   One dayl
when dining nt a restaurant, with his]
pickles in front of him, a stranger sat!
down at the same table.   With an American accept presently asked the minister to pass the pickles.   The minister,]
who enjoyed a joke, politely passed thel
bottle, and in   a few minutes   had thej
satisfaction of seeing Ihe Yankee water-,
ing at the eyes and gasping for breath!'!
' I guess," said the latter, "that you are]
a parson?"   "Yes, my friend, I am," re\
plied the    minister.    "I    suppose    youl
preach?" asked the Yankee.   "Yes, sirs
I usually preach twice a week,' said the
minister.    "Do you ever   preach aboufl
hell fire?"   enquired the Yankee.   "Yes;]
I do sometimes consider it my duty, foi
remind my congregation of eternal pun-j
Isliment,'    returned    the   minister.    "11
thought so," rejoined the Yankee, "but]
you ure the first of you clnss I ever met',]
who carried samples."—The Tattler.
A series of illustrated articles on thel
Gulf Islands   will    commence   in next]
week's issue, when nn interesting descrip-|
tion of Salt Spring    Island,    it's attrue-|
Hons nnd industries, will be published.
"Do you sou thnt man in tho frnye
trousers?    Well ho has been   shouting
for free street   curs   and   free electric
"And is he supported?"
"Yes, by free lunch."
Russian Duke—"I had to leave Rus-I
siu. You don't know how you feel When]
thousands of people wait flic chancy
to hit you with something."
Correspondent—"Oh, yes, I do.   I used]
to be a baseball umpire in America."
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