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Yes, the weather is changeable, friend
j«£d with the coming of the Fall season,
you will want a change in your wardrobe. We have some very handsome and
durable Fall suitings.   Call on
26 Broad St, Victoria,
and we will reward you suitably.
The Week
fl Provincial Review and Magazine.
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A number oi new homes.  Modern In
_  every respect.
°     Easy monthly instalments.
o 40 Government Street.
Vol. II.   No
Price Five Cents.
[hembers of Victoria City Council Looking Forward
to Next Elections—They Need Not Worry.
The civic politicians of Victoria are I but feels that the future welfare of
[beginning—thus early—to worry about 1 *e 9J*y depends upon his presence
I their chances in the next city elections. An enterprising reporter of
lthe. Colonist on Tuesday hunted up
lthe Mayor and Aldermen and inter-
Irogated them on the subject of their
Intentions. The reporter could not
'locate" Aldermen Elford and Doug-
lias and Mr. C. E. Redfern, who is
Ireported to be an aspirant for the
|highest municipal honors, also   was
|hot to be found.   The majority of
on the board in order that he may
see certain measures through. It is
generally recognized, however, that
Mr. Hanna is one of the new men
who has failed to "make, good." He
says a good deal at council meetings,
but to no particular purpose.
*  *   *
As a matter of fact Victorians have
little faith in the present council.
The custom of holding committee
meetings of the whole council behind
Ithose who were "located" proved to j closed doors has created suspicion
Ibe somewhat bashful. Mayor Barn- j thati the business thus arranged is not
[ard "was not prepared to state'always to the advantage of the eity.
[whether or not'' he would run for re- ] Hence the criticism to which some of
[election. "Why," said he, "you do! the Aldermen take exception. The city
[not know what may" happen before j wants a more or less clean sweep of
I election." This is only too true, but * the board of aldermen and if new
1 The Week strongly advises Mr. Barn- j men of known probity and  ability
Printers' Corral,' and located on the
west side of Main street, two lots
above where the Hailey lumber yard
is now. The 'house' consisted of
four walls made of poles stuck upright, about twelve feet high, no roof
of any description, a gunny sack
across the only opening for a door,
with Dunks made of cotton wood
poles. The printers cut the poles and
made their corral after working
hours. But they all paid rent to
Houston until late in the fall, when,
there being six inches of snow on the
ground and the double log cabin in
which the Times has since been printed having been built and roofed with
duck the boys moved to the comparatively luxuriousness and excellent
shelter of this office.
"Later John Houston bought a
team and wagon and left for Butte,
in company with George Hibbert,
later a well known editor and proprietor of newspapers in Oregon. They
reached Butte in January, after suffering hardships that would have
killed most men.
ard to refrain from seeking re-elec-j offer themselves for election they will;    "The following spring John Hous-
' win.  Victoria cannot afford to be run I ton returned to Hailey and resumed
his 'sit' 011 the Times, saying that this
was the only white man's office in the
I tion.   He has had two terms of office
land his popularity is on the wane.
I by the inferior class of city politicians
! interested in contracts and so forth,
Alderman Goodacre, who, by the an(j the only way to secure an abso-
jway, is being spoken of as a good lutely clean administration which will
(candidate for the mayoralty, appears be above suspicion is to relegate the
[to be rather tired of the city coun-1 majority of the present board to pri-
Icil board.   He is one of the few mem- vate life.
I hers of the present conucil in whom! 	
lthe people have much faith and it is JOHN HOUSTON.
Imore than likely that   he   will be 	
[pit'ised to offer himself for election
|to the Chief Magistracy.
* *   *
Auother possible candidate for the
Imayoralty is Alderman Hall, who in-
Iformed the reporter that he "had not
(riven the question sufficient thought
To say if he will try for a place next
(year. Questioned as to his intention
bf being a candidate for the mayor-
jalty, he stated that he had been requested by a number of friends to
Istand for election, but as yet he had
Ireached no decision, although if his
rriends continue to press him the matter will receive his careful consideration." This is "all very fine and
Barge," but it will puzzle the citizens
|nf Victoria to find a reason for the
"friends pressing the matter." He
lhas no particular qualifications for
lany public office; or if he has, the
[worthy alderman has most successfully
[hidden his light under a bushel. The
IWeek is of the opinion that Mr. Hall
Ineed not worry himself to give the
|matter his "careful' 'or any other
|kind of "consideration."   The city is
|not a bit anxious to trouble him.
* *   *
Some Interesting Notes on Earlier
Career of Nelson's Erratic Politician.
The Wood River Times, published
at Hailey, Idaho, prints the following sketch of John Houston:
"Old timers will doubtless recollect
John Houston, the first foreman of
the Times, in 1881. He tramped
from Boise, where he had been foreman of the Statesman, to Hailey. He
was indefatigable, repeatedly working
for three days and two nights at a
stretch, stopping only an hour for
"At that time the Times was published in a tent on the second lot
from Cloy street on First avenue. The
lot upon which the law office of Sullivan & Sullivan, the Snug saloon, the
Crescent millinery and the Keyes harness and leather store now stand was
owned by William H. Atkinson. It
was 40 feet on First avenue by 120
feet on Croy street. There was not
a house in town that had a roof. Not
a foot of lumber was to be had.
What few houses there were were of
logs,    chinked, with    canvas    roofs.
Alderman Stewart guesses he has Hailey was a city of tents.   It had a
[had enough, which is quite satisfacto- population of 4,000 souls.  Money was
lory to himself and the people.   So far common as dirt.    Forty-five saloons
las   the   open   work   of the Victoria supplied thirst quenchers.
leity council is concerned, Mr. Stew-      "John Houston had hardly been in
lart appears to have done his share of town four weeks ere he owned three
[about    as     well     as     the    aver- log cabins that netted him $1.10 a
■age Vietoria alderman, and that is month.   One of these on the lot next
[not saying a great deal.   Mr. Fuller- to the Times, rented for $45, another,
[ton, the "working man" alderman,
pas decided to run for re-election,
and he will probably be elected.
*   *   *
Alderman Oddy is very uncertain.
[His decision depends upon circumstances, but there is no particular rea-
ton why he should be re-elected. Al-
llerman Fell complained of the abuse
peing heaped upon him by the critics,
■nd hints that he will not run if there
Ire too many candidates out ogainsti
lim. This will be sad news for a few
litizens.   Alderman Hanna is bashful
whicli is still the Hartung family
residence, brought $50; and a third
netted him $35. This was one of
the most substantial structures of
Hailey at that time.   It was 'The
new Northwest, held it for a few
weeks, then started east with a band
of sheep. In those days the nearest
railroad shipping point was Black-
foot, 175 miles away.
"Some months later he was in
charge of the Wisconsin state printing office upon what he wrote was 'a
measly $60 a week.' A year afterwards he was running a $100,0001
printing office in Dallas, Texas, which
he soon left to tramp across the continent to Los Angeles. There the
Times lost track of him.
"He was supposed to be dead until
an article in the Boise Statesman of
the 23rd said that he last August disappeared from Nelson, B.C., where he
had been by turns, and at times all
at once, editor, mayor, legislator, promoter of $150,000 enterprises, always
in public office, and never defeated
upon any proposition.
"And now John Houston, from the
dusty, gold dizzy, 'dobe town of Ton-
apah sends forth the news that he is
there and what are you going to do
about it? He volunteers no explanation of his departure from Nelson.
"John Houston is not crazy. Those
who know him best admire his intelligence and energy and keen business
ability the most. Likewise they deplore his possession of the most inexplicable idiosyncrasies of any man
that ever did as he blamed please.
"If Tonopah wants to keep John
Houston she had better chain him up.
He is worth keeping, too."
Sir William Wlulock's Retirement—The  Dominion
Exhibition—Topics of the Week.
The Kootenay-Central.
It is almost as certain as that thc
sun will continue to shine that the
K. C. Railway will be completed within the next year or so and prosperity
will surely follow in its wake. Then,
cheer up, and look optimistically
ahead; this can do no harm and may
do some good.—Wilmer Outcrop.
•    "Unique opportunity to replenish your whisky stook for the coming winter season."    %
% 7 years in the wood, 85c. per bottle. I
♦ DIXI H. ROSS & eOMPANY,  Independent Grocers       ♦
I "Good Things to Eat." |
The announcement of the retirement from political life of Sir William Mulock, postmaster-general in
the federal cabinet, came as a surprise. It is said that Sir William's
health is failing and that his friends
have urged him to take a rest. Whether this is the true cause of Sir William's withdrawal is another matter,
and one on which The Week is unable to comment, but it certainly is
remarkable that, one after the other,
all the most able lieutenants of Sir
Wilfrid Laurier have departed from
his side. Sir William Mulock has'
done godd work in his department,
and now he will retire on a comfortable pension, quite recently provided
by a thoughtful parliament, and the
country will have to provide salary
for another director of the postal
business and Mr. Aylesworth is slated for the portfolio and the seat
Being desirous of a rest, it is said in
the Liberal press that Sir William
probably will accept the vacant seat
on the Superior Court of Ontario.
This will be kind of him, and will
provide him with another nice salary,
recently increased by a thoughtful
parliament. We presume that the
Superior Court of Ontario is a very
pleasant place in whicli to take a rest.
If it is not Sir William might try the
lieutenant-governorship of British Columbia. Politics—for good Grits—is
becoming belter business every day.
We confidently look forward to fur-
there retirements from the strenuous
political life of Ottawa on the part
of ministers who have served long
enough to become entitled to pensions.
*  *   #
The Westminster Exhibition has
proved a financial failure, the deficit
amounting to something over $8,000.
The loss largely is due to the rain
which fell in unusually large doses
during the show. So long as the gentlemen responsible for the loss do not
come down upon the provincial government for the balance nobody outside of the Royal City will have a
kick coming, as everybody is agreed
that the exhibition was well managed and deserved to succeed. All
the prizes, it is promised, will be paid
up in full. Somo of the daily papers
are very doleful on the subject, alleging that thc province will get a
bad reputation through visitors from
Iho East who got bored with the rain,
but that cannot be helped. Most people know that a considerable quantity
of water does come down from the
skies upon the lower mainland of
British Columbia, and it is no use
pretending otherwise. This climate
proposition is being overworked in
British Columbia and indeed throughout Canada. Thc truth is that tliere
is a long and uncommonly chilly
winter throughout Eastern Canada
and the Middle West, and that it does
rain a great deal in some parts of
Rritish Columbia, and no good purpose can be served by lying about
these facts and trying to get outsiders to come to the country by false
representations. As a matter of fnct
this Fall has been unusually wet,
which is rather unlucky but not particularly serious from any point of
view, except that of Hie R. A. & T.
Soeietv of New Westminster.
According to the reckoning of Mr.
Keary, manager of the exhibition,
there was a total attendance during
the ten days of the exhibition of 92,-
500 people. This is exclusive of the
1,500 Indians and the hundreds of
young children who were admitted
free. Official figures available give the
actual cash receipts at the gates during the period of the exhibition as
$24,231, distributed among the eleven
days as follows:
September 27 $ 439.50
September 28 1,100.25
September 29 1,358.05,
September 30    6,076.90
October 1     225.75
October 2     571.70
October 3 2,966.55
October 4 2,304.75
October 5 5,679.50
October 6 1,113.90
October 7 2,234.95
* *  *
The New Westminster Columbian is
more cheerful in regard to the results
of the exhibition than other newspapers. The Columbian says: "With
the dispersal of the best exhibition
ever assembled in the West we in
New Westminster have the satisfaction of realizing that the enterprise
of the .Royal Agricultural and Industrial Society has been crowned with
complete success, in so far as results
could he influenced by effort on the
part of directors or management. The
sole disappointment has been in the
matter of the weather. At this season the expectation must be to have
two or three bad days in any ten; but
unfortunately the usual conditions
were reversed, so that rain and storm
were the rule and clear days the exception. However, what fine weather
there was happened on the days when
the attractions provided made it most
essential thai; attendance should not
be discouraged, and in consequence
the gale receipts have approached
very closely to the reasonable estimate
on which the financing of the affair
was based. In some oilier respects
the expectation of receipts was not
realized, so Ihat there will be a financial deficit as the net result. A
statement of finances will be presented as soon as possible, and no doubt
the men who havo been able to cope
with the other difficulties of the enterprise will not be without resources
to extract this fly from the ointment
of complete success."
* *   *
We nre unable to give nny further
information on the subject of thc
Lieut.-Goveraorship of this province.
An irresponsible press correspondent
in Victoria started a rumor to the
effect that Mr. Ross, former premier
of Ontario, might be appointed, but
there is no reason to suppose thnt Mr.
Ross's name even hns been considered
by the Ottawa government. The
Week's announcement that the idea
of appointing Mr. Geo. Riley, M.P.,
had been abandoned, generally is accepted by the daily press as correct,
but nothing new has developed in
the situation. Mr. Galliher, M.P., is
known to be "after the job" and he
is hot*—or was quite recently—in Ottawa seeing what his chances look
like. Mr. Wm. Slonn nlso wns a candidate, but he is snid to have lost his
opportunity by failing to pcrsunde
Alberni  to  elect  Mr.  Hugh  Aitken. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1905.
The PassingShow
Newspapers on the other side of the
Rockies consider that a British Columbian should be appointed, and if
the choice is to be so confined Mr.
James Dunsmuir may be offered the
* *   *
The affairs of the Le Roi Mining Co.
are in queer shape just now owing to
the dismissal of Mr. A. J. McMillan,
managing director, by the other directors of the concern. Mr. McMillan
is making a fight and it is possible
that the next meeting of shareholders
will make trouble for Mr. Waterlow,
Sir Henry Tyler and Mr. Rolt, who
now constitute the board. Mr. McMillan was removed because he was
opposed to the amalgamation scheme
involving the purchase by the Le Roi
of the Centre Star, War Eagle and
Snowshoe mines. It is claimed, by
Mr. McMillan's friends that under his
management the Le Roi has been put
into good shape and that the proposed amalgamation will not be in the
interests of the company. In view
of their former close relations the
break between Mr. Waterlow and Mr.
McMillan is interesting. It may be
noted that neither the English millionaire nor the hard-headed Scottish
business  man    have  any    practical
knowledge of mining.
* *   *
On the profit sharing basis, inaugurated three years ago by the B. C.
Electric Railway Company, the employees of the company benefit this
year to the extent of $40 each. In
1903 each employee received $25 and
last year $35 in this way. The elfect
of the newly installed power plant
on the mainland probably will be to
increase considerably the amount of
this annual bonus. The shareholders,
also, must have a good thing in view
of this showing.
* *   *
Will Mr. John Houston, member for
Nelson in the Provincial Legislature,
return to the province for the next
session is a subject of interest in political circles. It is not generally
known that unless Mr. Houston sends
in his resignation he retains his seat,
absent or present. As Mr. Houston
was rarely in his seat during last
session and did not then record his
vote in support of the government on
any important division, his continued
absence next year would not affect
the standing of the two parties in the
* *   *
The most interesting event of the
week abroad was the prorogation of
the Hungarian parliament by royal
prescript. The political gulf between
Austria and Hungary appears to be
widening, and the aged Emperor,
Franz Joseph, has a difficult task
before him. It is quite possible that
on the death of the Emperor-King
the two countries will follow the example of Norway and Sweden, and
* #   *
In a recent article on the subject
of the workings of Victoria's "ring"
reference was made to the departure
of two Eastern capitalists who came
here with the intention of establishing a stove factory—and didn't. The
gentlemen referred had no connection
whatever with another proposal by
Eastern capitalists to take over the
Albion Iron Works.
*   *   *
The opposition press in this province is very amusing at times. Owing to a small sized "scrap" between
the V. V. & E. and the C. P. R. forces
near Midway last week, the result of
the V. V. & E. track running over
land claimed by the C. P. R,, the
Boundary Creek Times—the most hysterically partizan member of the
British Columbia press—alleges that
it "is quite evident that there is an
offensive  and defensive  alliance be-'
tween the C. P. R. and the McBride
government," the object of which is
to "obstruct so long as they can the
construction of the V. V. & E." No
allegation against the government
could be more absurd and extravagant. The C. P. R. people built a
fence across the grade of the V. V.
& E. and called in the assistance of
a lawyer and the local constable in
protection of the company's rights.
This sort of move is made everywhere
in America where rival railroad companies are in the field. In this case
the C. P. R. has certain rights in the
land which can, if necessary, be expropriated, but the company probably only requires a recognition of
those rights, if as a matter of courtesy alone. Anyway the action of
the C. P. It. does not delay the work
to any appreciable extent. Before
building a railroad over another man's
property it is usual to say "by your
leave" at least, and the difficulty
no doubt arose through the oversight
of the V. V. & E. people.
During excavations on the site of
au ancient Roman camp at New>;end,
near Melrose, a perfectly preserved
Roman altar has been found bearing
an inscription in praise of the "valiant and victorious Carolus, centuri.ni
of the Twentieth Legion."
In the current number of The Lnn-
set a theory that influenza stands in
some casual relation to appendicitis,
which is simply one of the local manifestations of a general disease, i<s >id-
vanced by Dr. J. C. Pabst, of he
Auckland Hospital in New Zealand.
To go to the North Pole by airn'p
is the ambition of Mr. Edgar Wilu',
of Pimlico, who is building what he
calls the "first full-sized, true airship ever constructed" for this purpose. He has written to the Admiralty for the assistance of a cruiser
with wireless telegraph apparatus.
The following is a copy   of   tli*e
inscription, hand-printed on a card,
and fixed on the side of a street piano
now being played in Northampton:—
THIS. IS. NO. Foriengar.
The exhibition of the card appears
to please the public immensely. The
instrument belongs to a local blind
man, whose "runs' 'are being too
freely worked by foreign invaders.
several of the persons to whom objection had been made were escorted
out of the church.
Looking through his train on the
Coed Talou branch of the London
and North-Western Railway, in Flintshire, recently, a guard found a workman's basket on a rack. On opening
it he discovered to his astonishment
that in addition to some pieces of
bread, cheese, and bacon, it contained
a cash-box, with a key in the hole.
In the box was about £8 in gold, and
bank notes making up a total sum of
nearly £1,500. There was no clue to
the owner, but later the railway authorities at Chester received a lawyer's letter respecting the loss. The
basket was then in their safe keeping.
It appears that the owner was afraid
to leave his money in a bank for fear
it might fail, nor would he leave it
at home with his relatives.
Colonel Hoskin, State Commandant
of the Salvation Army, told an extraordinary story, writes a correspondent, at au anti-gambling meeting held
at Collingwood, a suburb of Mel-
bour. He had, he said, received on
the previous day a letter from a
friend in Victoria, in which it was
slated that two boys in his neighborhood made a bet of a shilling that one
would go j-urther than the other in
cutting off his fingers. Each boy cut
off a finger, and one of them cut oil
a second finger. The other boy was
in the act of amputating his second
linger when some one came on the
scene and put a stop to the process.
A remarkable scene took place recently at Ebenezer Welsh Baptist
Church, Merthyr. Various circumstances led up to a vote being taken
in the church as to whether certain
of the officials should retain their
positions in the "big seat," and a
great majority decided against their
remaining. Other representative
members then entered the "big seat,"
with a view to take over money which
had been collected. This was resented and one of the old officials attempted to leave with the ledger under his arm. A terrible struggle took
place, and an old man received a
blow. The congregation became frantic, many jumping on seats. The
ledger was ultimately obtained possession of bv the new section, and
Mr. J. C. Eden has purchased the
0. K. mine, Rossland, and intends
to develop the property at once.
At the Betts and Hesperus mine,
on Hardy mountain (Boundary) the
long tunnel being driven to crosscut
the main large ore body is now in over
700 feet, and work is proceeding
steadily, says the Grand Forks Sun.
In the tunnel one important ore body
has already been reached, and with
more drifting the main vein will also
be struck. This will give a depth of
nearly 250 feet in from the surface
workings, where the shaft was sunk,
and when the tunnel is in far enough
drifting north and south will be done
and ore blocked out ready for stop-
ing. The mine is supplied with an
air compressor, has been working
steadily for nearly a year, and the
Great Northern Phoenix branch runs
across one end of the property, giving excellent shipping facilities.
J. J. Marks heard last week from
parties in Seattle who were negotiating for purchasing the Golden Zone
group, says the Hedley Gazette. The
samples taken by their experts some
five samples in all, average a little
over $32.00 per ton. Long winded
bonds are still sought by investors on
the score that it is expected to take
a year for the railway to reach here.
Of course, development work will be
prosecuted much more satisfactorily
after transportation has been secured
and there is a tendency to defer operation until then, but now that the
railway is an assured fact and the
mining field here is so promising the
investor who wants to be in it will
find that to ask owners of valuable
property to tie up with them for a
year and a half or more is to take
chances of not being in it at all. Anyone who wants a working bond at this
stage of the game must be prepared
to get in and dig from the signing of
the bond, and dig hard so as to have
something to show when the railway
reaches Hedley.
roaster was set below, which gave the
mill force the full force of all the
dust and fumes that were entitled.
The new plant at Kaslo eliminates
these errors. It can be run at le:3
cost and is better built. The failurs
of the first plant furnished good data
for others to be constructed in the
future. Probably the Kaslo plane
will not be perfect, but its operatbn-i
will help the people who construct
later on. In magnetic separai'.in as
well as in everything else we live but
to learn.
City Market.
LUMP OR SACK ... .$6.50 per ton
NUT COAL  $5.00 per ton
PEA  $4.50perton
Delivered   to   any   part within the
city limits.
Agency for the New York Underwriter's Fire Insurance. Assets.
January ist, 1904, $14,542,951.70.
Three Carloads of Pianos have arrived
at our warerooms and we have no
place to put them.
To get it we will sell our entire stock
of Beautiful
At Greatly Reduced Prices
$238 for a Morris Piano worth $275
$245 for a Mendelssohn worth $300
$254 for a Morris worth $325
$^67 for a Mendelssohn worth.. ..$350
1 erms $8 Down and $2 Per Week
93 Government St.
Bring Your
Terry & Marett,
S. E. Cor. Fort & Douglas Sts.
The plant of the Kootenay Ore
Co. at Kaslo promises to be runnii.g
soon, and its successful operation
will mean much to the Slocan, says
the Sandon Mining Standard. The
costs will naturally be heavy, but the
improvement in the grade will compensate. There is a good opportunity
for custom work, and plenty of enquiry is being made for treatment.
The operation of the Payne Co's. cu-
aration plant was unprofitable, ure
to the heavy cost and the poor qua.-
ity of the work done by the roasting
plant, which was not intended for
the work required. In fact the roa ;t-
er was only intended for a dryer. I'he
first dose of pyritic ore put thro i,rh,
nearly ale up the ironwork inside and
almost suffocated the working rtiff.
The magnetic machines were co>';y,
complicated, and liable to get out of
economical    working   order.       The
5oCents per Month.   All
the Latest Novels.
86 Yates St.
flerchant Tailor
Ladies' and Gents' Suits made to order.
Fit Guaranteed,
11 Cormorant St.
Hotel St. Francis
Victoria, B. C.
A. W. Bridgmaii
Established  1858
Real Estate, Financial and
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union Assurance Co.
Ltd., of Loudon, England.   London
Assurance Corporation.
41 Government St
for removing    >
Wrinkles ana
improving the   I
complexion,     j
For sale at
55 Donglas St.,
Gasoline Launches
For Sale
Write for particulars.
Rock Bay.^Victoria, B. C.
Italian School of Music
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli,
(Italy). In addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, he will
conduct a special class in the art of
pianoforte accompaniment to a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is given to beginners as well as
to advanced players. The school is situated at 117 Cook Street Victoria.
1 Fred. J. Hesher I
1 97)4 Fort Street, Victoria
SlS^&^eSifeSigaieSI&^&Sl^i&^SigS THE WEEK, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 14, 1905.
The Week  Suggests  Formation
of Body Pledged to Advance
Victoria's  Interests.
Everybody in the Northwest has
heard of the "Seattle spirit." It
has built up a big city on Puget
Sound and continues to exert an influence which makes for the growth
of Seattle. Now there is a society
formed in Tacoma known as the "Tali coma Boosters." It is an organization of young business men, mechanics, etc., and its object is clearly indicated in its title. The members
thereof lose no opportunity of advancing the interests of Tacoma and
their work is bound to have excellent
I results.
Is Victoria too indifferent to father
1 some sort of organization of this
f kind ?
The suggestion was made to The
Week by a prominent business man
hof the city who is not tied up with
any particular local clique, and The
Week hastens to pass on the suggestion  to  the public.    Among the
younger citizens of Victoria—and almost confined to the younger men-
there is a genuine spirit of optimism
and confidence in the future of Victorin, and a desire to see the city
shake off the shackles of indolence
and indifference that have held the
place down for the last fifteen years.
If these young men could come together in an organization entirely free
from all political  color they would
be able to do a great deal of good for
Victoria.    Their influence would be
1 felt by all public bodies and at elec-
1 tion times they would bo able to ensure success to those candidates who
, have real ability—the   day of   the
'.'ring" politician and the machine-
I selected candidate with a pull would
[be over.
The influence of the younger men
[is beginning to make itself felt. In
[political circles it is realized that the
[direction of affairs in both parties
lin Victorial gradually is coming to
lthe so-called Young Conservatives and
[Young Liberals. And the reason of
[this is that the younger men do not
[concern themselves so much with the
[historical principles of either party
[as with the practical questions of the
[day. The old party cries are losing
j effectiveness. In view of this situation, there can be little doubt bnt that
la Progressive Association, consisting
[chiefly—but not necessarily exclusively—of the younger men of the city
I could be promoted, and it is certain
that its influence would prove mist
Mr. T. L. Grahame and Mi». Gra-
Ihame left Victoria this week en route
jto London, England, where Mr. Gra-
[hame will take np his new work as
[associate editor of the Tribune.    As-
mentioned before, Mr. Graham > will
continue as an occasional contributor
to The Week, so that his friends in
Victorin will not lose sight of him.
Stock Sales.
The auction sale of live stock held
[by Messrs. L. Eaton & Co. at Hatley
[Park, Esquimalt, on Wednesday last
[was very successful, everything offered being sold at a good price.   The
^attle fetched from $22 to $50 per
Ihead; calves from $13 to $18 and
[sheep from $5.50 to $6.50. The price
Ipaid for lambs averaged over $4, and
■good business was done with the poul-
Itrv. There was a lnrge attendance of
Ibuyers, some of whom came down
Ifrom Ladysmith and other Island
|points.     On   Friday   next   Messrs.
Eaton & Co. will hold a sale of live
ptock in the city market yards when
number of cattle and sheep will be
Iffered. _ :
The Old Redmond to Re-open—Mr,
Nelson at the Victoria-
It will be good news to many young
Victorians that the old Redmond
theatre on Fort street is to re-open
for the winter season on October 23,
under the management of Mr. Albert
Watson, of the popular Watson Stock
Company, ihis organization is well
and favorably known in Victoria and
the management of Mr. Watson ensures a succession of interesting
plays, well staged and artistically
performed. The theatre's name will
be changed to "The Watson Theatre"
and it will be conducted as a first-
class family place of amusement.
Performances will be given every
evening, Sundays excepted, with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The theatre is being entirely refurnished and decorated; new scenery is
being painted and everything will be
in "spic and span" order for the
opening on Monday week, when an
elaborate production of the great
French drama "Sapho" will be
staged. During the last half of the
week the amusing comedy "My
Friend from India" will be produced.
The prices of admission will be 10, 25
and 35 cents, and a prosperous season
is confidently    predicted    for    Mr.
* »   •
Harold Nelson, the young Canadian
actor, who has achieved considerable
popularity in Winnipeg, and the
Northwest theatres, made his first
appearance here in the Victoria theatre last evening in a dramatization
of Stevenson's romantic story"Prince
Otto." Notice of his production has
to be withheld until next week. This
afternoon Mr. Nelson will appear as
Richelieu in Bulwer Lytton's famous
drama of that name, and in the evening he will play the part of Lanciolto
in the great Italian tragedy "Fran-
cesca da Rimini." The productions
nre well staged and deserve the patronage of all admirers of the legitimate drama.
* *   *
The popular actress Florence Roberts will appear in an elaborate production of a new play, Ann LaMont,
at the Victoria theatre on Monday
evening next. The play is written by
Paul Armstrong; is of the "problem" description, and is said to suit
the clever emotional actress to perfection.    She has produced it with
great success in the other coast cities.
»   #   »
At the Grand Theatre, Manager
Jamieson is doing splendid business
with a first class variety bill this
week. The usual matinee performances will be given this afternoon.
The programme includes some excellent acts provided by the Four Fredericks, the four Ellsworths, Tot
Young and Violet Webley Cooke.
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The thirteenth annual concert given in aid of charity by the pupils of
Professor E. G. Wickens in the A. 0.
U. W. hnll on Tuesdny evening wns
a mnrked success, the pupils demonstrating, inter alia, the professor's
ability ns a tencher. The concert was
well patronized and much enjoyed
by the audience.
Messrs. L Eaton & Co
Dnly instructed, will hold their usual
foftnightly sale of
Live-stock, Poultry, Farming
Machinery,  etc.
on FRIDAY, OOTOBER 20th, at 2 p.
m„ in the yard of the Municipal Market
Parties wishing to dispose of horses,
cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, etc., are
requested to communicate with
L. EATON & CO., The Auctioneers.
Nicola and
Construction of Railways
Results in General Industrial Activity.
As a result of the construction of
V. V. E. and Nicola railways conditions in the Similkameen and t^e
Nicola Valley are rapidly improvig
and the outlook is distinctly bright.
Mr. J. W. Collis, of the firm of Rochussen & Collis, Victoria, returned thi s
week from Ten-Mile Creek, near Coul
lee, where he has been watching ovsr
his group of copper claims including
the I.X.L. and X.L. properties, and
speaks quite enthusiastically of 'Jds
conditions in that part of the pr j -
ince. Miners have been at work or.
the I.X.L. group all summer and tlie
development work that has been accomplished is of a very satisfac: > \v
character. On the I.X.L. Mr. Col lis
reports that he has a 150-ft. lead of
low-grade copper ore with rich shoo ,s
running throughout. The shaft has
been sunk 100 feet and Uie value nl
the ore improved at 80 ft. and stayed
at its best down to the lowest de,v;i
reached. On the surface the lcnl
has been stripped for 200 feet atom;
the strike, and a considerable quantity of ore has been taken out. The
work so far accomplished has demonstrated the continuity of the ore body
on the group for a distance of 2,000
feet. The work now in progress will
result in a good sized ore dump by
the spring. The property is situated
12 miles from the route of the Nicola
railroad and is close to the coal
fields. As the property will be worked
by a "glory hole" and with coal and
coke and transportation within easy
reach the I.X.L. claims should be
worked as economically as any mine
in the Northwest. Mr. Collis has interested New York capitalists in his
property and these will inspect the
claims next spring.
Mr. Collis foresees great changes
in Nicola and the Similkameen. He
feels sure that the C.P.R. will push
the Nicola road right through into the
Similkameen, thus ensuring to this
rich mineral and farming country two
competitive lines of railway, and consequently fair transportation rates.
Both the Nicola and the Similkameen
districts have been, as it were, marking time for years, while awaiting
the coming of t'he Iron Horse and
now they are preparing to come into
their own. The coal measures of
Nicola held by Vancouver people nre
being prospected and will be opened
up to supply the big market for coke
offered in these two districts. Indeed
Nicola coke mny yet supplant the
Crow's Nest article in the big Boundary smelters for the Nicola coal fields
are 100 miles nearer the Boundary
thnn Fernie.
Of recent mining developments Mr.
Collis mentions the report that Mr.
Turnbull, of the Trail smelter, has
bonded the Transvaal group on the
Ten-Mile Creek belt and has ten men
at work thereon. There is a wonderful showing on this property. At:
Quilchena, the Diamond Vale Drill
Company has been at work all the
summer on promising coal measures,
and at Princeton the B. C. Copper
Company hns been prospecting with a
drill on tho Sunset group with, it is
said, excellent results.
Mr. Collis is confident that this pnrt
of British Columbin is entering upon
n period of much prosperity and development.
The proprietors of the St. Francis
Hotel have installed a new cook—and
a white man at that—nnd nre now-
putting up one of the best tnbles in
the city. The entire dining room service hns been improved and the house
has contracts for a number of big
banquets in the near future.
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The Week has been "catching it
hot" lately from some of the country newspapers. The Ladysmith
Ledger remarks that "it is not given
to all to be college men, yet others
wield trenchant pens who have never
gone further than the little red
school house," and that "some of
the vituperative language in The
Week is not in good taste." This is
in reference to a mild sermon recently
printed in The Week and directed to
the Herald, of Nanaimo. Cowichan
Leader reprints this little roast with
an editorial note of appreciation
Well, Well!   The Week can stand
a lot of "cuss'
can "cuss back.1
words, and also it
We do not expect
every one to agree with us, and we
do not object to sane criticism, but
we do  object to being deliberately
mis-represented; that's all.   Misrepresentation, such as the Nanaimo rag
indulged in,  is mean  and deserves
rebuke.   We are glad to learn that
"others than college men wield trenchant pens," but that is not the point
at issue.   Trenchant or other kinds of
pens should not be wielded for publication by people who are ignorant,
and   whose   influence    consequently
cannot be beneficial.   Anyone capable
of judging and who is in a position
tbat enables him to overlook the country press of Canada and the United
States is forced to  the  conclusion
that 11 large number of men arc occupying editorial  positions who are
in no respect qualified for the work.
To quote the Ledger's quaint phrase
again, "others who wield trenchant
pens" would be occupied more suitably and advantageously in wielding
a trenchant pickaxe or a butcher's
knife.   It is not a question of "college" education.     Many university
men  are    hopeless failures in    the
sphere of journalism.   But certainly
a sound education is essential.   The
subject is worthy of consideration in
this part of the world because about
nine out of ten men whom a journalist meets in the street hold the entirely false idea that they could "run
a newspaper" better than the journalist.   As a matter of fact, the profession of journalism requires, in addition to natural aptitude, quite as
much training as is necessary    for
members of any other profession in
the world. Mr. Frank A. Munsey, of
New York, who is entitled to express
an opinion on this subject, recently
wrote as follows:
"In a general way, I should say
that a first rate education, supplemented by wide reading, is the best
foundation for a career in journalism. In none of the other professions and in no line of business can
there be the same direct and constant
use of general knowledge. In journalism, education is the tools with
which a man works. * * * The
work of the lawyer is mainly of a
legal nature, that of the doctor is
compressed within the channel of
medical science. But with the journalist there is no such limitation
His field encompasses the world, and
his usefulness is to a considerable extent measured by the practical knowledge he has of this vast expanse
But education alone never made and
never will make a journalist. It
must be regarded as merely the rock
bed base on whicli to build. Next in
importance to a well-stored mind is
the faculty of accurate observation.
This sounds very simple, but to the
journalist it is an accomplishment
of high order. It is here that so
many writers are fundamentally
weak. Faithful and accurate work
is not possible to them unless they
see things and hear things as they are.
With this habit of accuracy in seeing and hearing once so fixed upon
you that it is a part of your very
self, the road to successful journalism and even to literary renown will
be open to you and easy to traverse.
The great thing in journalism is to
have something to say, and to the man
who sees things the world is full of
interesting themes."
It must be admitted that the profession of journalism is not occupying
the position in public esteem in this
province to which it is entitled, and
and this is largely due to the number
of incompetent writers employed on
the newspapers, and to the lack of
knowledge on the part of owners and
managers thereof. Some of the smaller papers published in the interior
are far above the average of the
"country weekly," both from a literary and a typographical standpoint,
but there are others that fall far short
of the lowest possible standard. And
the country would be better off without these publications than with
ures seem to fight against Joseph
Chamberlain and his arguments for
a national policy of protection and
retaliation. The figures for the month
of August show a considerable increase over those for the same month
of last year, an increase that is not
all accounted for by the remarkable
revival in the cotton trade. Exports
of iron and steel goods amount to
nearly half a million pounds more
than they did in August, 1904.
"These figures are being used as
anti-Chamberlain arguments by the
Liberal party and there is little doubt
that the recent steady improvement
in the nations commerce has seriously retarded the growth of the new
doctrine. Great Britain is not yet
ripe for the adoption of a policy that
would upset all her traditions of free
trade, but those who consider the
matter in all its bearings believe that
the time will come.
"Mr. Chamberlain stands to-day
head and shoulders above his fellow
statesman of the empire and cannot
be accused of playing to the gallery.
He is intensely in earnest, is actuated by the strongest feelings of patriotism and has the advantage of having visited the colonies, which he
wishes to draw closer to the mother
country by the ties of business sympathy. If every voter in the British
Islands could be accorded the privilege of such a visit, Mr. Chamberlain's policy would carry by an unanimous vote. As it is, he must contend with a stubborn, exasperating
ignorance of everything and anything
that can not be seen within the eon-
fines of the tight little island.
"Few Britishers have yet awakened to the evident fact that England,
Scotland, Ireland and Wales are but
the cradles of the empire. The greater Britain lies beyond the seas—east,
west and south—and the future of
the little island that has peopled one
half of the civilized world lies in the
further cementing of bonds that can
be welded into indissoluble and unbreakable ties by the judicious mixing of business interests with those of
Thc attitude of the Victoria Times
on the subject of "better terms"
continues to be that of a buffoon.
Some interesting and very carefully
reasoned articles on the financial relations of British Columbia with the
Dominion recently have been printed
in the Colonist, and to these the
Times has thought fit to reply with
unseemly jibes—but with argument,
never. A sufficient commentary on
the conduct of the Times was furnished this week, when the World,
thc Arancouver organ of the Liberal
party, reprinted one of the Colon-
ists's articles and called atention to
it editorially "as deserving of careful consideration." This same article
the Times, inspired by Ottawa indifference to British Columbia's claims,
merely jeered at. The Times may
rest assured that its attitude in this
question is not approved by many
British Columbians, except possibly,
by Senator Templeman, a politician
who, safely reposing in the Senate, is
beyond the reach of a very dissatisfied electorate.
Under the above caption, the editor of the Outburst, of Spokane, deals
with the question of a preferential
tariff for the Empire in a manner
unusual to American writers. He
says: "As the stars in their courses
fought against Sisera, so trade fig-
When, in the interests of Victoria,
The Week undertook a campaign
against the selfish clique which has
systematically clogged the wheels of
progress, it did so knowing that the
people involved would not hesitate
to fight with the weapons of tho;?
who work in the dark and scheme behind the backs of honest men—the
weapons of the slanderer. The Wee!;
was prepared for this; indeed it had
already had experience of this kind
of work, but unfortunately for tl il
sort of person who practices slander
as a fine art, it is, like theft, an of-
fenec against the law. The slanderer
in Victoria, however, appears to have
practised his business with total im
munity in the past, and as a result he
has flourished in the large way of all
ill-weeds that are allowed to gvow
unchecked. The Week regrets to sn;,
that there seem to be more slanders
and backbiters to be found to Hm
square yard of Government sti'p»t at
the present time than in any other
town in British Columbia. Something
has to be attempted in the way if
cleaning up this human dirt, and The
Week proposes to do its share.
*   *   *
Ever since the day on which this
paper was taken over by the presen'.
proprietry—nearly twelve months ago
—a systematic campaign has been put
up against it in Victoria. Persons
who are well known to The Week-
have travelled around the city circulating lies calculated to injurj tlie
business of the paper. Some of those
persons have been working in the interests of a local daily, the management of which is consumed with a
hoggish hatred of even the smallest
competitor in the publishing field;
others have lied in order to put out
of business a paper which is straightforward and independent, and liable
to prove a thorn in the flesh of monopolists, hypocrites, schemers and
other frauds. And one offender, who
has the freedom of the eity more by
good luck than good judgment,
spends his spare time in "knocking"
The Week, because he wants to see
the business go under in order that he
may take it up himself!
It may be thought that the average
citizen would have sufficient common
sense to discredit the representations
of these slanderers, but the percentage of people who are more ready to
believe bad than good report is very
large ,and there is some truth in the
old adage "give a dog a bad name
and hang him.'' The Week, however,
is not to be downed by any individual
liar or by any combination of the
nasty breed. It proposes to stay on
the track and to keep up a rate of
speed that will mean much more danger to the dog that gets in its way
than to itself. The Week is out in
the interests of the eity and the province at large and it will work for honest government, clean politics and the
development of trade and industry
in spite of all the sconudrels this side
of the Rocky Mountains.
* *   *
Last week the story was told of
the manner in which an Eastern manufacturer who proposed to establish
himself here was put to flight by the
machinations of the "ring." On the
"cap-fitting" principle, a shareholder and employee of a local firm, by
name Mr. Charles Rhodes, felt it his
duty to enter the lists as the champion of the "ring." Accordingly he
denounced the story published as "a
weak attempt at blackmail." The
Week does not know Mr. Rhodes,
even by sight, but it is clear that he
has a very vague idea of what con-
constitutes "blackmail." If Mr.
Rhodes really believes that The Week
published that story with the expectation that it would thereby derive
profit from Mr. Rhodes' firm—although that would not be blackmail-
Mr. Rhodes must indeed be a foolish
and a vain person. If he is not foolish, then he is guilty of bringjing a
very serious charge against The Week
and against the publisher and editor thereof—and a charge which he
must know has no foundation whatever. And neither the publisher nor
the editor of The Week will stand
for such gross slander from any person, rich or poor, "influential" or
* *   *
The Week does    not    attach auy
special importance to this particular
instance of the loose manner in which
people, who are supposed to be responsible, spread slanderous reports
about those of whom, for one reason
or another, they disapprove. Those
whose opinions are worth having
would perceive the manifest absurdity of the charge, because everybody
knows that a newspaper in British
Columbia can make more money by
"standing in with" the rich and influential corporations and persons
than by fighting for the interests of
the people at large. But it is not fair
to endeavor to undermine a newspaper's influence by spreading rumors
of so damaging, although so obviously
untrue, a character.
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Politics in Saskatchewan.
Machine politics have become such
a curse in connection with Federal
affairs that the better element of,
the Liberal party is pleased with the.
opportunity to associate with Mr.
Haultain in a provincial non-party
campaign. As the Scott nominations
proceed in the north constituencies it
becomes more apparent that the cut
and dried system is being resented
by a large section of the Liberals
The Machine methods have been carl
ried so far that the local manipulatH
ors of the Machine are now control-]
ling the provincial situation and offil
cials of the Dominion government art
pushing themselves forward as can-j
didates in the local campaign. Ini
many cases the people's candidates'
have been indicated for some time,!
and now land agents of the Federalf
government press their claims so|
strongly that the party is forced td
accept them, thus alienating the bet-l
ter element of the party.—The West!
Iu the midst of adversity—or rather,
adverse criticism—we are thankful to
the editor of the Cumberland Enterprise (a Liberal paper) for the following: "The Victoria Week deserves great credit for the stand it
takes upon matters pertaining to the
welfare of this province. Where
good is to be found one usually finds
The Week pointing to that good. Of
course there are some who disagree
with the opinions expressed, but there
is more truth than poetry about some
articles published in that paper."
Either late on Saturday night las^
or early Sunday morning, says the
Atlin Claim of September 30, thel
sluice boxes of Messrs. Lambert audi
Cairnes, on Spruce creek, were rob-]
bed of the gold dust of three days'
sluicing. The steal was done by a
man or men who are accustomed to
the work, as people who saw the
boxes Sunday morning state that a
good miner could not have made a
better clean-up in broad daylight.
The amount of gold stolen is figured
as being between 30 and 45 ounces,
and men competent to judge assert
that it is almost impossible that the
theft could have been accomplished
without the aid of a light as the
night was excessively dark. Added
to this the fact that the boxes are
some feet above the ground level
which makes them difficult to entei
and within 40 feet of a boarding
house wherein slept several men, it
is evident that the thieves were fair
ly well acquainted with the locality
and also that they must have workec
both quickly and quietly and witl
considerable nerve. The riffles weiT
removed from two boxes and ever;]
particle of gravel, sand and gold rel
moved without leaving practicallj
any clue whatever to the identity
the perpetrators of the steal. THE WREK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1905.
Social  News.
On Monday last at Christ Church
Cathedral the Rev. Canon Beanlands
united in marriage Miss Caroline
Crichton Christie, youngest daughter
of the late Rev. W. and Mrs. Christie, and Mr. Henwrich Cecil Cox,
The church was most artistically
decorated by Mrs. C. M. Roberts and
Mrs. Baxter, who are to be congratulated on the effect of their work for
which, owing to services in the church
only a short time was allowed. The
bride, who was given away by her
brother, Mr. William Christie, wore a
lovely gown of lace draped over ivory
silk and caught up with real orange
blossom and court train of brocade,
the bodice draped with a real lace
fichu. She carried a bouquet of bride
roses, the gift of the groom, and over
all was a veil of the most lovely real
old Brussels lace kindly lent by Mrs.
Arthur Davies. The bride was attended by her little nieces, the Misses
Madge and Baby Innes, who were
most picturesquely dressed in a primrose shade of taffeta with huge chiffon sashes. They wore wreathes of
smylax in their hair and carried three
large yellow chrysanthemums tied
with ribbon to match and wore pearl
clover prooches, the gift of the groom.
The groom was supported by Mr.
Arthur S. Gore. After the ceremony
a reception was held at Maplecroft,
Dallas Road, the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. A. S. Innes, sister of the
bride. The house was very artistically decorated, the dining room "and
drawing room being done with white
chrysanthemums, smylax and clematis, while the table was done with
white roses and ferns. Mrs. Innes
wore a dainty gown of champagne
voile over pink taffeta. Mrs. Creighton looked very well in a gown of
pale blue cloth with toque to match,
while Mrs. McGuire looked sweet in
a dainty embroidered chiffon gown
over pink taffeta and wearing an ermine toque trimmed with pink paune
velvet. Mrs. Payne (New Westminster) wore green voile with green hat
to match. Mrs. C. M. Roberts looked
very well in a sweet frock of white
voile with real lace insertion wearing
a mink toque trimmed with lace;
Mrs. Baxter wore a becoming green
costume. After the reception the
happy couple left for a trip to Portland, after which they will go to
Bamfield Creek. The bride's travelling dress was of blue cloth with
velvet toque to match trimmed with
martin. She wore a beautiful set of
Mrs. and Mrs. Beauchamp Tye returned on Monday from Vancouver
after visiting Mr. S. J. Thompson.
Mr. and Mrs. Creighton, Mr. and
Mrs. Gordon, and Mrs. Paine came
down from New Westminster on
Sunday to attend the wedding of
Miss Christie.
Mrs. A. Hainfield returned this
week fro ma visit to Shawnigan
W. H. Hodges of Vancouver is in
the city.
Mrs. E. J. Palmer, Chemainus,
spent a few days in town, registering at the Driard.
Mrs. and Miss Woods of Grand
Prairie are visiting Miss Woods, of
North Park street.
Miss Gladys Perry is visiting
friends in Vancouver.
Miss Violet Pooley left on Thursday to visit friends in Ashcroft. Miss
Pooley will be away about a month.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Matthews, of
Lampson street, left on Tuesday for
a fortnight's visit to Portland.
On Wednesday at St. Andrew's
Presbyterian church, by Rev. Leslie
Clay, Douglas G. Robertson and Miss
Winnifred Ethel Cullin, were united
in marriage, the church being beautifully decorated by friends of the
The bride, who was given away by
her brother, Mr. W. H. Cullin, wore a
handsome gown of crepe-de-chine over
white silk and trimmed with very
lovely French lace. The veil was of
Brussels lace, hand embroidered,
Miss E. Cullin acted as bridesmaid,
and wore a cream voile gown over
taffeta and brown picture hat with
white ostrich plumes. She wore a
ruby and pearl ring, a gift of the
groom. The groom was supported
by Mr. Percy Cudlip.
After the ceremony a reception was
held at the residence of the bride's
parents, after which Mr. and Mrs.
Robertson left on a trip through the
The bride's going-away dress was
of navy broad eloth trimmed with
white velvet, and mink turban with
white velvet trimming. With this she
wore a handsome set of mink furs, the
gift of the groom.
Mrs. and Miss Winstanley, of Galiano Island, spent a few days in town
this week, registering at the Vernon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Harvey, Master
Bob Harvey, accompanied by Miss
Beatrice Gaudin, left on Tuesday for
Los Angeles.
Mrs. Grant, who has been visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Lawson, Simcoe St., left
on Tuesday for her home in San
Miss Dora Butler of the Ladysmith
school, spent the latter part of last
week with her mother, Mrs. F. C.
Butler, of South Saanich.
Mrs. R. Barclay, of Westholme, is
visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Pooley,
"Fernhill,"  Esquimalt.
Mrs. H. Carmichael left last week
for a trip East with Mr. and Mrs. R.
Marpole. They intend going as far
as Winnipeg.
Miss Tobin (Ottawa) is visiting
Mrs. Harold Robertson of St. Charles
The marriage of Mr. Hebden Gillespie and Miss Mae Todd is arranged to take place early in November.
Mr. and Miss Roberts, Kuper Island, are staying at the Vernon.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mortimer
Lamb have moved into their new
residence on Belcher street.
An inquiry into the cause of one
of Fernie's big fires which occurred
six weeks ago is in progress in Fernie. The inquiry arose out of a statement made upon different occasions
since the fire by one of the boarders
of the McDonald boarding hoi.se,
whicli stood close to the vacant house
where the fire originated. This man
Harry Evans, stated that he had been
ottered $100 to set fire, $50 in cash
and $50 upon doing the job. Evans,
who had been drinking at the time,
was arrested on the charge of vagrancy and held pending the investigation. Evans was summoned as a
witness, but he refused to talk. He
is still held, and it is reported that
he repeated his story to a fellow prisoner. Other witnesses, fellow boarders of Evans, were called, and rumors
of suspicious statements said to be
made by Mrs. McDonald were gone
into. The inquiry into the last fire,
when Purdy's plnce was saved, is also
under way. The chief evidence
hinges upon the insurance and the
value of stock and buildings, which is
now being investigated.
The Loves of
A Nurse flaid
And Consequent Sufferings of
Her Mistress-Food and Health
Shopping Questions.
Dear Madge.—At the present moment my heart is filled with a strong
desire to practise a little "jiu-jitsu"
on the new nursemaid. She has just
been with us a week and not being
content at having secured the affections of the butcher boy, milkman and
baker, I fear me she lias also designs
on the harmless old postman. The
consequence is that whenever the
barking of my dog announces the approach of one of the above named,
my unfortunate babe is either left
howling in the nursery or bounced off
to the kitchen back door, while the
fair nursemaid indulges in her flirtations. Of course one knows that
it is quite the usual thing for the new
maid to "try on" all her mistresses'
hats, etc., but when one is actually
asked for the pattern of one's smartest blouse, it is what you call "the
limit," n'est ce pas?
What a blessing that we have Chinese cooks. I sometimes think, what
would I do without my Chou? I cannot believe that only a short time ago
I listened to a tirade on "the yellow
peril." Ah, Chou, may your shadow
never grow less is what I now humbly
Talking about cooks reminds me of
the fuss that is being made by so
many of the doctors of the present
day over our unconscionable habit of
eating three meat meals a day and
doing no work in between. Many illnesses, notably cancer, are conclusively proved to result from too much
meat, and our men of medicine are
speaking in deprecation of the many
wines, rich sauces, and excessive
quantity of food absorbed by us. We
are particularly advised to substitute
fruit, milk and fish for "the four
animals" on which we habitually subsist. From the complexion point of
view, this hygienic rule is, of course,
equally important. The clear skin,
red lips and bright eyes of perfect
health are not for the lady of many
dinner parties and much champagne,
be it understood. As this knowledge
is pressed in on us more and more,,
we shall doubtless return in increasing numbers to the much vaunted
"simple life." Some of my friends
who suffer from "nerves," go in for
"light baths," by the advice of their
doctors, who really see mto discover
new remedies for our wretched worn-
out bories every day. The lights are
differently colored for different diseases—neuritis, anaemia, and so on—
blue and violet being, it seems, the
correct color for nerve cure. One
lives and learns! Another friend,
who went to a specialist lately for
nervous depression, came away with
a prescription recommending bright-
colored clothes and cheerful society.
What would our puritan forbears
have said to this?
Concerning gloves, Madge, I hear
that white suede is the correct thing.
Pearl-grey and tan shades are being worn only with gowns which they
exactly match. White kid gloves are
still worn to a great extent by the
English women; but the French woman is taking more and more to the
suede. In all probability her example
will shortly be followed on this side
of the ocean, and for those who do
not care for colored gloves white
suede will probably take Ihe place of
white kid at a near date. Suede, besides being softer than kid, has the
merit of making the baud look smaller and of a better shape, and it is
a mntter of wonder tbat we have ignored it for so long a time.
Lookin garoitnd, one is tempted to
class the fashionable fabrics under
two headings—those which are embroidered a l'anglaise and those which
are not. Now I am sure your wholehearted approval would have gone
out to a frock which occupied my
whole range of vision and spoilt my
appetite during a rather ponderous
dinner recently and has consistently
haunted me ever since. It was a
simple white affair, too, one of those
inexplicable beauties which Emerson
ranges above those we can see the
end of. Mousseline de soie, I fancy,
was the responsible fabric, so far as
the under robe and little pointed
bodice were concerned. But the skirt
was flounced three-fold with taffeta
most exquisitely embroidered "a
l'anglaise," and each "volant" being separated by accordion pleating
of the muslin. The bodice was nearly covered with rose-shaped motifs of
the embroidered taffeta. The belt
presented a mysterious intermingling
of silver cloth and plain taffeta, and
the sleeve was a mere balloon puff
gathered into a band above the elbow
adorned with a series of the notifs.
The craze for this open-work effect is
already leading to extremes. A freak
of the loom in this connection is an
Irish linen perforated with narrow
slits, which look as if some mischievous but really skilful urchin had
been working his will on it with a
pen knife. But no one, I think, could
quarrel with the actual embroidery;
it is so deliciously airy and dainty-
looking. Have you not seen the baby
frocks and pelises built of it entirely,
mounted on silk, or for economy's
sake on batiste ? For small boys, too,
there are most adorable little surt-
outs in Irish linen with a decorative
pattern worked in holes, the groups
being specially effective when round
or egg-shaped. Indeed, so fascinating
is the provision for the nursery inmates this year that I misdoubt me
poor Mother Hubbard will be tempted
to denude her purse before she has
arrived at the consideration of her
own wants and, like the poor dog,
will "have none." The ascendancy
of the elbow sleeve is well established, even tailor-made costumes being
thus provided. A Paris model gown
of "faisan" eloth that I have lately
seen has a perfectly plain pointed
corsage, relieved from possible monotony by a cream cloth waistcoat
with glass buttons of a curious tawny
shade. The feature of the "gilet"
is a pair of narrow pointed revers
in bright bronze-brown velvet, which
fabric re-asserts itself in the shaped
gauntlet cuffs completing the sleeve
just below the elbow, the full upper
part being pleated crosswise into the
There is no surer indication of
good taste on the part of the well-
dressed woman than her choice of
perfume. Nor should its existence
be detected by more than a subtle
fragrance hinted at rather than asserted. And since this is only possible
(Continued on page six.)
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Turner, Beeton & Co., Ltd., Victoria.
I  "BLACK AND WHITE" was the only  Scotch Whiskey served at the
» dinner given to our King and Queen when visiting
% Algiers in April last.
Ask your Wine Merchant for "BLACK AND WHITE"
ffi Radiger & Janion, General Agents (or British Columbia nnd tlie Yukon District.
The Old Established and Popular House. First Class Restaurant in Connection.
Meals at All Hours.
The Victoria Is Steam Healed Throughout; has Hie best Sample Kooms iu the Cily;
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Teacher of the  Pianoforte
"Am Meer," Dallas Road.
Pupils taught Theory and Harmony and prepared for the examinations of the Toronto Conservatory of Music.
Recommended by Edward Fisher. Mus. Hoc, and other leading
musicians in Canada..
Ternis $5.01) a month for two lessons weekly. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1905.
Peace Is Declared
Between Nelson and the  Power
Company—Notes From West
Nelson, October 9.
The sensational news of the week
in city circles is the declaration of
peace between the municipality of
Nelson and the West Kootenay Power
and Light Company. The war has
been going on for some time and it
was freely predicted that the disappearance of Mayor Houston would
have the elfect of allowing thc Power
company to have everything its own
way. This has by no means turned
out to be the case, and peace has been
declared. The city may proceed with
its power plant without having the
company, just over the river, declaring every five minutes that the rocks
blasted on one border of the stream
were floated across by the current and
deposited in the intake of the Power
Company's plant on the other. Every time the lights would flicker in
Rossland or Nelson the light takers
were given to understand that this
was one of the contractor's boulders
floating across the stream. Naturally
the longer the period of darkness the
larger the boulder. For years past
the same contractor, W. P. Tierney,
on the same side of the stream as the
Power Company's plant has been
blasting rocks and rolling them into
the stream to support the bed of the
C.P.R. track which here runs along the
side of the river. But no complaint
was heard from the Power Company.
One of the directors of the C.P.R.
Company is also a director of the
Power Company, but W. P. Tierney
does not hold enough shares in Canada's great railroad to run as a director.
The contention seems wildly absurd but it was actually upheld by a
jndge of the Supreme Court. Mr.
Justice Irving went down to the spot
himself and while crossing the river
had to maroon one of the counsel in
the case, the ferry being overladen.
Whether the force of the current impressed his lordship cannot be said,
but the result was as declared. Of
course the decision was appealed and
it could hardly have been upheld,
if common sense is really the basis
of law. Hence the compromise, the
city of Nelson having had enough of
judicial business to last it for a few
years. It certainly was a case of • om-
pulsory arbitration.
Arising out of this case came '.he
discovery that the departed Mayor
Houston has failed to leave the city
treasurer any account of a cheque for
$5,000, deposited for good faith on
the contract for the municipal oower
works by W. P. Tierney. The cluque
is a negotiable document and has disappeared. The city treasurer deciiiivs
that it was taken, together with the
contract, by John Houston, during his
last meteoric mayoralty here. In the
meantime the city council want Mr.
Tierney to put up another cheque for
a like amount. Exactly what this demand is for is not known except possibly to meet the first cheque, if it
returns to roost. Mayor Houston has
been written to but no reply has, as
yet, been received.
The Assize Court sat here last week
but there was only one case before
it, that of an alleged shooting by an
Italian in Fernie. It was a case of
lying by him or by his accusers. The
jury thought his accusers were lying
and let him off. Now, if the accusers
were tried for perjury, the jury would
either disagree or let them off. However, this case is not nearly as bad as
the Providence mining case, in whicli
the Greenwood mining men were
ronudly scored for telling lies under
onth. Nothing was done, however.
By and bye the public will come to
believe that perjury, like business
"smartness," i.e., swindling, is rath
er a clever thing on the whole.
During the week the Granby smelter
has blown in its eighth furnace and
is now in a position to smelt over
2,000 tons of ore daily, making it
easily the largest smelter in the country. The other Boundary smelters are
hanging fire for the moment, but
doubtless will be heard of later on.
The Northport smelter has closed
down for the present. Whether it
will remain closed is yet to be seen.
It depends much upon the Le Roi
shareholders, whether or not they will
ratify the present arrangement made
with Trail by the Le Roi directorate.
There is a project, whicli has been in
abeyance for some time, but which
may be started again, for the erection
of a smelter on Sheep Creek, about
four miles above Northport.
In the event of the Northport smelter shutting down there may be more
inclination at a later date for this to
be pushed. It depends greatly upon
the manner in which Trail treats
Rossland. That treatment was the
raison d'etere of a smelter on Sheep
Creek, within or without the Boundary line. Trail just now is doing particularly well. Not only is the smelter treating more ore, copper or lead,
than has ever been the case before
but it is making extensive additions
to its lead refinery and will go in
for the production of several manufactures of lead, simple in their nature. In addition it is shipping much
silver to the Orient, where an inexhaustible market exists which will be
found out some day by Canada. In
the meantime Aldridge has just sent
away a ton and a half of the metal
to Shanghai. People say here that
silver has depreciated and point out
that gold will purchase just about
twice the amount of silver it did 20
years ago. Johnny Chinaman will not
believe that legend, however. He says
that his silver coin will buy just as
much rice and no more than it did
twenty years ago and explains the
superior purchasing power of gold by
stating that it is getting dearer. So
our people laugh at the ignorance of
the Chinaman who is, nevertheless, a
shrewd business man, who never goes
bankrupt and whose business word
generally as as good as his bond.
Nurse flaid's Loves.
Continued from page five.)
where the best and daintiest of scents
are utilized it behooves one to choose
a make of scent in which quality
preponderates over quantity. The
Crown perfumery is always a safe
selection, for whatever essence may
be preferred it will possess the delicate and distinctive fragrance pertaining to the blossom whence it is
extracted. Terry and Marett have
just received a consignment of this
company's well known perfumes and
one of their exquisite specialties is
the "Natural Violet" scent. This
has a most delightful fragrance and
a drop on the hankerchief enables
one to move in a delicious atmosphere
of one's own all the day through.
However, the selection of fragrant
scents is such that the only difficulty
as regards choice is the obvious "em-
hurras de richesses."
The perennial young couple about
to furnish—who does not know them?
—should direct their footsteps to
Weiler Bros., where excellent and exclusive designs in new wall paper,
chintz, burlaps, etc., are on view at
reasonable prices. Their moire antique in cream and white and silver
are especially beautiful. These styles
haev the intrinsic value of exquisite
coloring and design, as well as the
romantic one of antique association.
All are charming to look upon and delightful to own. The autumn-cleaning matron, or the house-furnishing
bride will equally appreciate their
possibilities on receiving them.
The popular songs that have created quite a sensation lately are "In
F there is any
merit in advertising, there is
surely merit in
having it done so that it
stands out distinctively,
effectively and convincingly, from the advertising of your competitors.
If it has this power, it is
of necessity profitable.
In our advertising
department, we arrange
your "copy" so as to
make it effective in your
appeal to your possible
Printing and designing
of advertising literature
of the highest grade.
H        jj PRINTER    "~
Corner cTnJrtM^and^ordbiT Streets
Dreamland," and "Love" from
"Merely Mary Ann." The "Merely
Mary Ann Waltzes" are also very
popular, and are for sale at Fletcher
Bros. For dance music, songs, in fact
anything in the music line, I think
Fletcher Bros, the place to go.
Next week I will give you the recipe
for canning pears that I promised,
so au revoir till then.
Owing to evidence given by Harry
Evans in the enquiry into the cause
of a recent fire in a boarding house at
Fernie, Mrs, Marie McDonald has
been arrested on a charge of incendiarism.   She ran the boarding house.
Mrs. E. D. Sawyer of New Westminster disputes the awards in the
fancy work department of the exhibition, taking exception to the presence
of members of the Women's Council
with the appointed judges while judging was in progress. The lady frankly alleges favoritism.
This Week
is the right time to instal
because by pntting the matter off indhf-
initely you are going without one of
the greatest of modern conveniences.
Leave your order with us at once.
B. C. Electric R'y Co.,
Broad Street, Between
Yates   and    Johnson
O. Renz,      Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville
talent that pains and money can secure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8:80.
Admission: 10 and 25c.
union  sent  $1,500  to   the  Nanaimo
men recently.
Mr. Justice Morrison's name is the
latest mentioned in connection with
the Lieut.-Governorship of British
Columbia. He is said to have a better
"pull with Laurier" than other candidates.
Two insane men, Louis Cook and
George Maccil, have been taken to the ;
New Westminster asylum from Fer-1
nie, Maccil, who has a wooden leg,
is dangerous.    He  evidently under- i
stood what the authorities intended
to do with him and he resisted removal from the jail.   He had a pail I
of dirty water in his cell ready to i
throw upon his captors.   The latter j
distracted    his attention    and   Mr. j
Beaudwin clinched with him.   Maccil
suddenly raised his crutch, the end of
which struck Beaudwin in the face.
He  was  soon  overpowered  and  securely handcuffed.
Week   of   October 16, 1905.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Daily—7.30to ii.80.      Matinees ioc. all over.
Miss Maud Hughes
Illustrated Song, "She Waits by the Deep
Blue Sea."
Aldro Brothers
European Acrobats and hand to hand
Teed and I.azelle
in their original comedy sketch, " A Scandalous affair.
.    Richards and Richards
High Singing and Change Artists.
Hunt's Dog aud Monkey Circus.
New Moving Pictures
Hon. W. W. B. Mclnnes, Governor
of the Yukon Territory, and Major
Z. T. Wood, of the N. W. M. P., visited Atlin at the close of last month.
They spent two days visiting the
creeks and points of interest.
Fernie coal miners are much dissatisfied over the agreement entered
into by the Nanaimo men, owing to
the surrender of the claim of recognition of the United Mine Workers'
union and the deflection from the
present eight-hour system from bank
to bank by consenting to payment of
$1 per month for transportation to
Protection Island shaft.   The Fernie
Kissing Legalized.
Mr. Justice Davidson has rendered
a decision in which he finds that it
is not an actionable offence to kiss a
woman in the province of Quebec during New Year's festivities provided
that the man nnd the woman are acquainted with each other and on good
terms. The decision was given in an
action for $300 damages by a grocer
named O'Brien against a commercial
traveller appropriately named La-
jeunnesse who kissed Mrs. O'Brien
without invitation or provocation (H
He leaned across the counter in fjie
shop as the lady passed and kissed
her twice. Mrs. O'Brien was shocked nnd so was Mr. O'Brien, but the
law held no remedy.
Week October 16
15c and 25c THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1905.
Ranch Scene Near Kamloops
Notice is hereby given that the reservation, notice of which was published in the B. G. Gazette, and dated 9th
August, 1901, covering a belt of land
extending back a distance of ten miles
on each side of the Skeena river between Kilsilas Canyon and Hazelton, is
Notice is also given that that portion
of the reservation, notice of which was!
published in the B. C. Gazette and dated 27th December, 1899, covering a belt
of land extending between the mouth of
Kitimat River and Kitsilas Canyon, is
rescinded in so far as it covers land lying between Kitsilas Canyon and a point
in the Kitimat Valley, distant ten miles
in a northerly direction from the mouth
of Kitimat River, and that Crown lands
thereon will be open to sale, pre-emption and other disposition under the provisions of the Land Act, on and after
the eighth (8th) day of December next:
Provided that the right of way of any
railroad shall not be included in any
lands so acquired.
Deputy   Commissioner   of Lands and
Lands and  Works  Department,
Victoria, B. C, 31st August, 1005.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 298.
This is to certify that the ''British
America Assurance Company" is authorised and licensed to carry on business
within the Province of British Colum-
Liit, and to carry out or effect all or any
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at the City of Toronto, in the
Province of Ontario.
The amount of the capital of the Company is one million dollars, divided into
forty thousand shares of twenty-five
dollars each.
The head office of the Company in this
Province is situate at Vancouver, and
H. T. Ceperly, insurance agent, whose
address is Vancouver, is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this eighteenth day of September, one thousand nine hundred and five.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
To make and effect contracts of assurance with any person or persons,
bodies politic or corporate, against loss
or damage by fire in any house, store,
shipping or other building or erection
whatsoever; also to make contracts of
assurance with any person or persons,
bodies politic or corporate, against losses
or damage of or to vessels, boats, or
other craft, navigating within the Province of Ontario or elsewhere, upon the
waters of the St. Lawrence or the Lakes
Superior, Huron, Erie or Ontario, or
upon any other waters or rivers within
the Dominion of Canada and the United
States of America; and against any loss
or damage of or to the cargoes or property conveyed in or upon such vessels,
boats or other craft, and the freight due,
or to grow due in respect thereof, or to
limber or other property of any description conveyed in any manner upon the
said waters; and also of or to sea-going
ships, vessels, steamhoats or other craft
navigating the ocean, the high seas, or
itny other waters whatsoever, from any
1 port or ports in the Dominion of Canada
; or in the United States of America to
j any foreign port upon the ocean or
[other waters aforesaid, or from one
[foreign port to another foreign port, or
I from such foreign port to any port or
ports within the Dominion or elsewhere, upon any of the seas and waters
aforesaid; and against loss or damage
of or to the cargoes or property conveyed in or upon such ships, vessels,
boats or other craft, and the freight due,
or to grow due in respect thereof; or
of or to timber or other property of any
description conveyed in any manner upon all or any of the seas and waters
aforesaid; and generally to do all matters relating to or connected with marine assurance on all or any of the seas
and waters aforesaid, and to make and
grant policies therein and thereupon.
Tenders for Timber Limits.
Sealed Tenders will be received by
I the undersigned up to noon of Wed-
! nesday, 25th October, 1905, from any
j person who may desire to obtain a
lease under the provisions of section
42 of the "Land Act." for the purpose of cutting timber therefrom, of
a timber limit situated on Vancouver
Island, known as Lots 666, 667 and
668, Clayoquot District, containing in
the aggregate 1,702 acres.
The competitor offering the highest
eash bonus will be entitled to a lease
of the limits for a term of twenty-
one years.
Each tender must be accompanied
by a certified cheque, made payable
to the undersigned, to cover the amount of the first year's rental
($425.50), and the amount of bonus
tended, and also a certified cheque
for $1,493.25, being the cost of cruising and surveying the limits. The
cheques will be at once returned to
unsuccessful competitors.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands   and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 21st Sept., 1905.
se 23
person who may desire to obtain a
lease, under the provisions of section
42 of the "Land Act," for the pur-
pose of cutting timber therefrom, of
a timber limit situated on Vancouver
Island, known as Lots 143, 148, 149,
184, 625, 626, 648, 650, 651, 652, 653,
662, 663, 664 and 665, Clayoquot District containing in the aggregate 11,-
141 acres.
The competitor offering the highest cash bonus will be entitled to a
lease of the limits for a term of
twenty-one yean.
Each tender must be accompanied
by a certified cheque, made payable
to the undersigned, to cover the amount of the first year's rental ($2,-
785.25), and the amount of bonus
tendered, and also a certified cheque
for $8,602.65, being the cost of cruising and surveying the limits. The
cheques will be at once returned to
unsuccessful competitors.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and
Lands  and  Works  Department,
Victoria, B.C., Sept. 21st, 1905.
se 23
'Companies Act, 1897."
Tenders for Timber Limits.
Sealed Tenders will be received by
the undersigned up to noon of Wednesday, 25th October, 1905, from any
Province of British Columbia.
No. 295.
This is to certify that the "Aetna
Insurance Company" is authorized
and licensed to carry on business
within the Province of British Columbia, nnd to carry out all or any of
the objects of the Company to whicli
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office nf the Company is
situate at the City of Hartford, in
the State of Connecticut.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is four million dollars, divided into forty thousand shares of
one hundred dollars each,
The head office if the Company in
this Province is situate at Victoria,
and J. E. Kinsman, insurance agent,
whose address is Vietoria, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Provinee of British
Columbia, this fifteenth dny of September, one thousand nine hundred
and flve.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects foi which the Company has been established and licensed are:
To ensure on dwelling houses and
all other buildings, on ships and vessels of every description, while in
port or on the stocks, on goods, chattels, wares, merchandise, and on all
kinds of mixed and personal estate of
every description, and against the
hazards of inland navigation and
transportation, and against any loss
or damage to all kinds of property
by the elements, including damage by
lightning. se 23.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 296.
This is to certify that "The Connecticut Fire Insurance Company" is
authorised and licensed to carry on
business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out or effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of Britisli
Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situated at the City of Hartford, in
the State of Connecticut.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is one million dollars, di
vided into ten thousand shares of
one hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Victorin,
and B. S. Oddy, underwriter and general broker, 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 fifteenth day of
September, one thousand nine hundred nnd five.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
Thc objects for which the Company
hns been established nnd liseenscd
Tn insure property, both real and
personal, of every description whatsoever, ngainst loss nnd damage by
fire nnd all the hazards of inland
navigation, and to nlso insure the
cargoes of sen-goim.' vessels against
ninrinc disnsters. sn 23
Tenders for Crown Lands.
Sealed Tenders, properly endorsed,
will be received by the undersigned up
to noon of Saturday, 7th of October,
next, for the purchase of the Government property at Laurel Point (Sehl's
Point), Victoria Harbor, known as Lot
570B, Victoria City. Each tender must
be accompanied by an accepted cheque,
payable to the undersigned, for the amount tendered, including $10 Crown
Grant fee.
Deputy Commissioner    of   Lands and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 22nd Sept. 1905.    Se28
Tenders for Timber Limits.
Sealed Tenders will be received by
the undersigned up to noon of Wednesday, 25th October, 1905, from any
person who may desire to obtain a
lease, under the provisions of section
42 of the "Land Act." for the purpose of cutting timber therefrom, of
a timber limit situated on Vancouver Island, known as Lots 654 and
656, Clayoquot District, and Lots 18,
19, 34, 35, and 36, Nootka District,
containing in the aggregate 9,395
The competitor offering the highest
cash bonus will be entitled to a lease
of the limits for a term of twenty-
one years.
Each tender must be accompanied
by a certified cheque, made payable
to the undersigned ,to cover the amount of the first year's rental ($2,-
348.75), and the amount of bonus
tendered, and nlso a certified cheque
for $7,198.45, being the cost of cruising nnd surveying the limits. The
cheques will be nt, once returned to
unsuccessful competitors.
Deputy Commissioner of Lnnds and
Lnnds nnd Works Depnrtmcnt,
Victoria, B.C., 21st Sept., 1905.
se 23
Phone No. 409. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1905.
Nanaimo Is
Getting Busy
Citizens   Looking    Forward   to
Good Times-Ladysmith and
the Light Question.
Nanaimo, October 10.
Nanaimo has wakened up wonderfully during the past week, and it
would be hard to recognize the hopeful, cheerful business man as the
downcast individual that not so many
days ago was predicting that the
town was going to the "demnition
bow-wows." Even the city council
has roused its sleepy head and begun
to think, a process that the usual
alderman considers too much trouble
—if it is only for the city's good.
Some months ago there was a mysterious gathering of the board of
trade, a secret society composed of
a number of the residents who like all
really sincere benefactors of the human race, like to do good by stealth,
at least they are supposed among
themselves to cause a small convulsion of nature when they meet, and
to accomplish much. However, this
body and part of the city council
formed a deputation that waited upon the C.P.R. head officials to lay before them the claims of the city as a
point for railway connection, and a
trip for this purpose was made to
Vancouver. The results are unknown
to the outside world; and on Monday night one of the aldermen at the
council had an idea and wanted to
know what had been done when the
pilgrimage was made several months
ago. At any rate the council did not
seem altogether satisfied to let things
rest, now that the mine troubles are
over, and there seem to be good times
ahead of the town. So a committee
has been formed to set before the
C.P.R. company the advantages of
Nanaimo, as the nearest port to Vancouver, with no obstacle to racing a
steamer an top speed from the Narrows to the mouth of the harbor, and
besides as the likeliest place for a
railway to the West Coast to have its
Of course Ladysmith will not like
this, as she too thinks she has the
besh point for direct service with
Vancouver, forgetting the fact that
Mr. Dunsmuir utilized Ladysmith for
the freight transfer business because
he had his interests there instead of
at Nanaimo; and that the advent of
the C.P.R. means that the whole affair will be looked at in a critical
manner devoid of partiality of a local
Ladysmith has turned down the
by-law by which it was proposed to
raise money for installing a civic
electric plant, and a great many people arc wondering what it all means.
The reason, however, is noti fnr too
seek. An immense proportion of the
people are Belgians, Italians, and
other foreigners, and many of these
own their little homes and have a
vote on money by-laws. They have
no love for taxes, and do not seem to
care whether thc town is in darkness
or not, provided they can save their
money. That is thc reason Hie bylaw failed, and it is very questionable
if any kind of a money by-law would
be carried in the present state of
economical spirit that these residents
show. And so thc people will this
winter stick to their lanterns, and
flounder through the mud in the dark
winter nights, lantern in hand,
There is a specimen of an equine
tramp in the pound here, and the fact
that it has been allowed to wander
around thc country so long seems to
point to a lack of humanity on someone's part. A year ago this beast, a
crippled unfortunate, was taken up
on the Ladysmith streets and placed
in pound. It was rescued by a well
known resident who claimed that thc
mare was of good blood and suitable
for breeding purposes. Next she was
found without an owner at Wellington, and now she is in the Nanaimo
pound, nobody seeming to claim her
or to have the kindness to end a
wretched existence. Probably Victoria will have a visit eventually from
the tramp.
The Government's Work.
The announcement of a second surplus by the McBride administration
should further strengthen British
Columbian securities on the London
market. Moreover it will undoubtedly give a tone to the mining enterprises of the province by restoring
confidence in the government. It has
been repeatedly stated in London financial papers that one of the chief
dangers to the speculators in British
Columbian mines, was the injudicious
legislation, which an in-responsible
government was at any time liable to
bring in, calculated to effectively cripple an enterprise already started, and
in which big money had been sunk.
Naturally speculators and financiers
declined to take the risk, and the
country was put back many years by
the reason of its futile evanescent
administrations. The present administration has done more to abolish
this evil reputation than any previous
government has been able to do. It
entered upon its duties with the
avowed intention of establishing the
finances of the province on a more
satisfactory basis, adjusting the expenditure to the income and cutting
down needless expense. The result
has been abundantly manifest in the
increased prosperity of the province,
the larger influx of foreign capital,
and the appreciation of the government securities.—Ymir Herald.
A recent New York despatch says:
"According to a Chicago special to
the Herald, property valued at $1,-
000,000, including an ancient Irish
crown, is sought for Chicago pawn-
sops. The property is said to have
been taken by burglars two weeks ago
from the home of John Mulhall, No.
14 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, Ireland.
The burglars, it is thought, were two
men well known to the Chicago police, and they had for their accomplice a beautiful woman. It is believed they have come to the United
States. Details of this burglary
reached Chicago yesterday from Scotland Yard, London, in a request to
Chief of Police Collins to search the
city for the alleged burglars and the
plunder. It was on September 9 that
the burglary was committed. The
woman, who lived in the Irish capital,
posed, it is said, as a leader in Chicago society. It was she who furnished to the thieves information that
made it, possible for them to steal
the treasure. This robbery was committed on the morning after a ball
which Mr. Mulhall gave, and at whicli
the suspected woman was a guest.
Mr. Mulhall is said to be a relative
of Michael George Mulhall, a celebrated British statistician. In the
notices received by the police in Chicago it, was said Ihe Irish and English authorities were of the opinion
that an effort to dispose of the jewels
would be made in Chicago, and that
it was probable the men and their
accomplice had reached this city."
The Bruce Herald says: Mrs. Seller of Eden Grove, is anxious to get
some news of her son William. Five
years ago she heard from him from
44 Pembroke street, Victoria, B.C.,
but letters to that address now bring
no response. Any reader of the Herald who knows anything about William Scilcr would confer a great favor by writing his mother at Eden
Grove, Out. William is about 31 years
years of age and is likely to be employed as a barber, painter or carriage builder.
Mr. B. R. Kelliher, chief engineer
of the Grand Trunk Pacific railway,
states that survey ai^d construction
work for the new line is being push <([
rapidly. Before Mr. F. W. Morse-
vice-president of the road, left Mo t-
treal last week he let the contract for
the Lake Superior branch ,a strip of
210 miles, to be completed in tim' 10
handle the wheat crop of 1907 in
connection with the line from Winnipeg to Lake Superior Junction.
The work on this line is nearly all
through rock cuts, which accounts for
the large contract price of $5,000,000.
Work is to begin immediately, and
2,000 men will be employed at the
start, though the number will be increased to 4,000 before the new year.
The 325-mile contract from Winnipeg
to Touchwood Hills, let to McDonald,
McMillan & Company of Winnipeg,
is to be completed by August 31,
1096. There are at present 800 teams
and 1,000 men on this work, and the
force will be augmented by 200 teams
and an additional 1,000 men through
the winter. The contract price was
about $4,000,000. There are fifty
corps of engineers employed on the
entire construction work. Final sru-
veys of the route to Edmonton have
been made, though maps have not yet
been filed, and it is expected that
Mr. Morse will throw some light on
this matter when he arrives at Winnipeg. West of Edmonton and
through the mountains there are
twelve location parties laying out the
"Is she one of those horrible girls
who know enough to set men right?"
"No; she is one of those delightful
girls who know enough not to."
"Why did she refuse him?"
"She thought she could do better.'
"How strange!   Girls seldom think
that until after the ceremony."
Young maid.—Which would you
prefer in your future husband—honor, ability or appearance.
Old Mail—Appearance every time,
but he's got to appear pretty soon, I
tell you.
Lady (in party viewing stone
quarry)—And which is the foreman?
Casey (proudly)—Oi am.
Casey—Oi kin prove ut. (Calls to
laborer.)    Kelly, Kelly! yer foired!
Old Friend of Mabel's Parents
(after seeing Mabel for the first time)
 Oh, yes; I should have known the
sweet girl anywhere. She has her
clear father's pretty teeth and the
hair that used to make her lovely
mother so attractive.
Mabel's Old Friend—I think it is
just wonderful that, you should recognize them after so many years. Most
people think they were made to
Mabel's order.
Right of Way for Railways, Etc.
Notice is hereby given that all
Crown lands along the located lines
of any railway, power or tramway
company, incorporated under authority of the Legislature of this Province, and having a width of fifty (50)
feet on each side of said lines, are
reserved for right of way purposes
for such railway, power or tramway
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 3rd October, 1905.
Dimes for Nickels
IO Cent Wall Paper for 5 Cents.
50 Cent Wall Paper for 25 Cents.
' I
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 300.
Pacific Whaling Company, Limited," is
authorized and licenced to carry on
business within the Province of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company
to which the legislative authority of
the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is situate at Victoria, in the Province of
British Columbia.
The amount of the capital of the Company is two hundred thousand dollars,
divided into four thousand shares of
fifty dollars each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situated at Victoria, and
Sprott Balcom, Master Mariner, whose
address is Victoria, is the attorney for
the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 18th day of September,
one thousand nine hundred and five.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
(a) To build, purchase, charter, hire,
acquire and hold vessels of every kind,
sort or description, propelled by steam,
sail or any other motive power whatsoever, with their usual appurtenances:
(b) To sell, lease, let, charter, mortgage, assign, transfer, pledge, sail, operate and maintain vessels, as aforesaid, for the purposes of the Company:
(c) To hunt, kill, buy, capture, and
breed whales, seals and fur-bearing animals, and to catch or cure fish of all
kinds whatsoever, and to buy and sell
fish and marine animals of all kinds and
the products thereof:
(d) To buy and sell seal skins, fur
and seal oil, and generally to carry on,
manage and operate the trade or business of seal and whale hunting:
(e) To purphase, lease, acquire, let,
occupy or hire lands or buildings,
wharves, piers, landing places or docks,
and all other structures necessary for
the business of the Company:
(f) To acquire the good will of any
business within tbe objects of the Company, and any vessels, gear, machinery,
lands, privileges, rights and contracts
appertaining thereto, and in connection with an such purchase to undertake the liabilities of the company,
association or person:
(g) To sell or otherwise dispose of
the whole or any part or branch of the
business or property of the Company:
(h) To carry on, manage and operate
the trade or business of seal and whale
hunting and fishing in such seas or
places as the Company may from time to
time determine:
(i) To tow and otherwise move, as
sist, help and aid vessels in distress or
(j) To contract for the floating, assisting and    aiding    of   wrecked and
acquire, hire, lease, hold, transfer or
dispose of wrecking or other pumps,
gear or material incidental to or necessary for the floating or moving of
wrecked or stranded vessels or of vessels of any kind or in any position:
(k) To purchase, buy, own, hold, acquire, sell, transfer or dispose of cargoes, cargo or goods and material in
whole or in part of any vessel or vessels wrecked, stranded or in any position whatsoever, and whether said cargoes, cargo or goods or material is
afloat or on shore or within or without
said vessel or vessels
(1) To do, perform and carry out all
things necessary, incidental or conducive to the pursuit and prosecution of
the seal and whale fishery and other objects of the Company as herein expressed. Se 30.
Something New In
All the Fad East.
The long nights are coming, don't forget
our lending library.
Buttonholes, Cigars
and Papers
at the
Savoy Cigar Stand
Government St.
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Building Material,
120 Government Street, Victoria
Largest Stock
S J. Barnsley & Co.
115 GOVT. ST.


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