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Bank of Hamilton I
Qjjlltal $»,44o,0oo
. Keserre $2,440,000
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Vancouver Branch
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Vol. III.   No
One Dollar Per Annum.
A Review of Local and Foreign Events and Topics
; by the Editor.
PROROGATION.—On Monday last
the local legislature was prorogued
by His Honor Sir Henri Joli, who
gave his assent to no less than sixty-
seven bills, representing two months
of solid work, and the provision of
many facilities not hitherto enjoyed
for the development of the resources
of the Province.   It may be urged
that such.an enormous addition to
the Provincial statutes is calculated
to encumber them, but everyone
who has followed the debates, both
in committee and in the house,
knows that they are the result of urgent necessity, and that they only
passed through the mill after being
submitted to the severest criticism,
and the most careful winnowing.
The  amendments  to  the  Public
Schools Act, the Municipal Clauses
Act, and the Timber Act, all constitute important changes, rendered
necessary by altered conditions, and
will tend to conserve the interests
of the Province whilst encouraging
the legitimate work for which these
measures were devised.    But the
outstanding fact of a strenuous session is that the McBride administration is far stronger at the close
than it was at the commencement.
Stronger, indeed than at any previous period in' its history. * It has-
successfully withstood the fierce onslaught in connection with the Columbia & Western land grant and
I the Kaien Island enquiry,' arid in
the last Week of the session was able
to register a larger majority on all
public divisions than at any pre-
1 vious time.   It is a fair comment to
say that it finishes up strong.  This
1 is due mainly to three facts.   First,
I the successful handling of the fin-
1 ances of the Province and the hope-
I ful statement which the Hon. Mr.
(Tatlow was able to make with re-
| spect to the ensuing year.   Next to
[the successful refutation of the un-
I founded charges brought against the
I government in the Kaien Island matter.    And last, but by no means
I least, to the growing strength of the
I Premier, and the increasing confidence which is being established
[both in the Assembly and in the
IProvince in his ability and integrity.
[There were at least two occasions
■during the last fortnight in which
Ithe government would have gone
Idown to defeat if the Premier had
aot been a man with backbone.. But
|in pursuing a course, which his opponents said would result in disas- j
|»r, he so won the admiration of his
oarty that to a man they rallied
hound him, with the result that
Ivery succeeding division showed
|, solid majority.   Both in the house
Ind on the platform Mr. McBride
las developed strength in the direc-
lion of a firm stand for statesman-
Ike principles as opposed to parish
lolitics.    He has dealt with vital
lublic issues upon a broad basis, and
Las shown himself inflexible where
laatters of principle were at stake.
Those who have watched matters
closely believe that in this respect
he has nailed his colors to the mast,
and can be depended upon to maintain the firm stand he has recently
taken. If so, it requires no prophet
to foretell that he will retain the confidence of the public who have for so
many years been looking for a Premier with principles and a backbone.
KAIEN ISLAND—Parliament has
prorogued without the McBride administration being called upon by
the Lieutenant-Governor to resign,
to the great disappointment of the
engineers of the Kaien Island Committee. The tactics pursued by the
leader of the opposition and his supporters have been sufficiently exposed in the public press, and already a revulsion of feeling is taking place as a consequence of the exaggerated and unsustained innuendoes flung at the members of the
government in general, and the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works in particular. Even the publication of the so-called minority report yielded no favorable result for
its promoters, for it contained nothing in the shape of evidence which
was not published broadcast at the
time of the enquiry, except the opinions of Mr. J. A. Macdonald and his
colleagues, which carry no weight,
and were not deemed of interest by
the public. The only charge which
would have been important, if sustained, had reference to the illegality of the reserve and the improper
advice said to have been given to the
Lieutenant-Governor to induce him
to sign the order-in-council. That
contention has been exploded by the
direct testimony of ex-Commissioner Gore and other witnesses most
conversant with the conditions under which the reserve was imposed.
During the course of the inquiry it
became quite obvious that Mr. Macdonald was more intent on securing
evidence upon whicli to base a suit
for Rossland clients whose applications for land under South African
script were refused, than to pursue
the legitimate aims of the investigation. The attempt to obscure the
real issue, which was the integrity
of the government and the pecnbil-
ity of one of its members by suggesting scandalous details, in support of
whicli no evidence was adduced, constitutes tlie strongest condemnation
both of the spirit and the method in
which the inquiry was conceived
and conducted from the opposition
standpoint. Unless The Week is
mistaken greatly, such unfair and
dishonest methods will find no sympathy in the permanent judgment
of the people, who will at least demand that innuendoes of tlie kind
so freely suggested by Mr. Macdonald's cross-examination should
either be substantiated or withdrawn. It would perhaps be too
much to expect that they should be
apologised for.   In the extensive re
view of this whole question which
has been ably conducted in the editorial columns of The Colonist, only
one point remains untouched. The
question has been repeatedly asked:
Why did Mr. Larsen figure at all in
negotiations between the Provincial
government and the G.T.P.? It is
clear from the evidence adduced
that if Mr. Larson had taken no part
in the matter we should have heard
nothing of Mr. Anderson or of the
many suggestions that have been
made as to "the band of adventurers." The Week is in a position to
state what has not before been
made public, viz., that the whole explanation of Mr. Larsen's connection with this transaction is that he
"put up" the $5,000,000 deposited
on the Western section of the G.T.P.
with the Federal government. This
was done at a time when the new
railway company had not completed
their financial arrangements, and,
indeed, when it seemed doubtful
whether they would be able to carry
them to a successful issue. It may
be remembered that at the first
meeting of the G. T. Railway Company in London, the chairman, Sir
Rivers Wilson, was unable to induce
the shareholders to adopt the G.T.
P. scheme, and the meeting had to
be adjourned for the attendance of
Mr. Hays. On the latter gentlemau
going over, he produced so favorable
an impression at the adjourned
meeting that the scheme was adopted, but even then the financial difficulties were not overcome, and it is
an open secret that the first issue of
bonds was not well subscribed for by
the public, and had to be taken up
by the underwriters. The fact that
Mr. Larson came to the aid of the
company at its very inception and
found the money to make this large
deposit in accordance with the requirements of the company's charter, gave him a status in connection
with the Western section of the system, which is more than sufficient to
explain his connection with the
Kaien Island deal, and, indeed with
any business of the corporation in
the West. It also accounts for him
so promptly teariijg up the $40,000
agreement, and for Mr. Bodwell's reiterated statement that Mr. Larsen
was not looking for present advantage in his dealings with the G. T. P.
Now that this, the real clueto the
"band of adventurers" theory is furnished, it is easy to view tlie whole
matter whicli has occasioned so
much anxiety and heart-burning
during the present session in a totally different light, and one which
reflects no discredit upon any of tlie
parties connected therewith.
ON THE HOQ.-The West Kootenny Power and Light Company is
strictly "on the hog." However
much its fastidious defenders may
object to the epithet, its application by The Week has been more
than justified by the scathing judg-
ent of Mr. Justice Hunter and the
killing of their bill in the legislature
on Monday. Rarely has a judge
administered such a castigntion to
a company. He fully vindicated
the repeated charge made by the
City of Nelson that there was no
raison d'etre for the W. K. P. & L.
Co.'s action but to harass the city,
and he dissolved the injunction
with costs. In the local house they
fared no better. After exhausting
every expedient, they were defeated
in committee on the essential principle of the recognition of the vested
interest of the Cascade Co. Then
in' the closing moments of the session they "induced" Archie Macdonald to turn his coat, dragged in
the member for Slocan, and pressed
the member for the Similkameen,
just enabling them to vary the
lause to the detriment of the Cascade Co. When it looked as if they
might cripple the bill to that extent,
up rose Harry Wright, the member
for Ymir, and rendered the best
service he has ever done in the
House by blocking the third reading, and so killing the measure. It
was a trying position. He was besieged on every hand to "Let up,"
but he resisted all blandishments,
and held his ground, and to him
belongs the final credit of putting
the West Kootenay Power and
Light Company "on the hog." If.
they still want the Cascade Company's plant, they will have to buy
it—not beg or steal it. As well as
having the merit of absolute justice, Harry Wright's action will receive he endorsation of every elector in the Ymir riding. Nemesis
has at last overtaken the West Kootenay Hog.
in the eye unflinchingly." Evidently the Rockefeller family have:
agreed to divorce profession and
MORMONISM.—The   disciples   of
Joseph  Smith have  hitherto ob-.
served a color line, for the latest advices show that they are branching'
out into the South Sea Islands,
where the finest specimens of physical womanhood are to be found*-!
Whether they are incited to this
policy by the lack of white slaves
for the harems of the latter day
saints, or whether they have been
studying the effect of race admix- .
ture on the continent, does not ap- ■
pear, but in either case the saints
will be the gainers.    By the time
that a few of the new recruits have
been drafted into Southern Alberta,
the Federal government will begin •
to realize that the protest of that
portion of the press which has been
raising an alarm for six years was
not without foundation.
precious hypocrites who have been
found out, the worst is, by common
consent, J. D. Rockefeller, who is
now hiding from the officers of the
law, lest he should be compelled
to disgorge any of his ill-gotten
gains, or to explain how he has systematically robbed the people.
John Rockefeller, Jr., is a worthy
successor to his sire, who when he is
not helping to swell the fabulous
sum of these ill-gotten gains, is
blasphemously commenting upon
scriptureal teaching for the edification of a young men's Bible class.
The New York Times reports a rec-
sent address which he delivered to
this class on the subject of "Joseph's
Corner in Egyptian Wheat," in
whicli he reviewed the incident
from the standpoint of the Chicago
pit, and analyzed it according to
the most up-to-date market methods. In the light of the conduct of
his senior, the concluding passage
of this address is worth recording,
"Let us so live that we can walk
along the street and look everyone
Western Federation of Miners has
driven another nail, and it should
be the last, into its coffin. The
murder of Steunenberg and the revelations that have followed show
the existence of an organized system of murder as cruel and relentless as that of any Italian mafia or
Sicilian vendetta. It was only by
the merest accident that British
Columbia missed contributing to
the list of victims in the person of
Mr. Montague Davis, the well-
known mining engineer of the Kootenays. Recognition of unionism
and the right of labor to organize
is one thing ; recognition of organized murderers is another.
INHUMANITY. — Spencer, Campbell and the White House provide
some seats for their lady assistants,
but not.sufficient for all. The former, in particular, has none where
they are most needed. In the cause
of humanity this should receive
prompt attention. Spencer, who
enjoys a monopoly, is of all men
the least excusable for neglect of
this kind. Unless remedied, the
matter will be carried further.
have written anything reflecting
upon or inimical to the reputation
of either Mr. or Mrs. Anderson, we
beg to express our unfeigned sorrow and deep regret."—Victoria
Times, March 15, 1906.
Mrs. 15. Wilson is visiting the Royal City
is the guest, of M rs. Siverwright,
" The water wagon is no place for me
as long as ROSS sells
After which Ogilvie's Royal Household Flour per sack $1.50
DIXI H. ROSS & CO.,  111 Government Street
Where You Get Good Things to Eat.
R876 2'
THE WEE-$, SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 1906. 7   $W«|
i Short Story  *
(By Leslie Moore.)
My cousin Nell has a decidedly strong
will. You would not think it from a mere
casual observation, for she is fair and fluffy
and wears lots of laces and "dimes."
That word is my own invention, and
I am proud of it? and if any man does not
know its significance, let him ask his intended.   She will tell him.
Now, though Nell has a strong will, my
own is still stronger, and, in spite of the
fact that she has refused my suit three
times, I fully intend her to marry me in
the end.
I thought the matter carefully over all
Tuesday night, and yesterday I went for
an excursion by myself up the river to a
delightful old ruined castle.
I did not stay very long, but I made a
few important observations.
Today was fine and warm, and I suggested that I should take Nell for an excursion in the boat.
She raised all the usual objections,
which my strong will quir'dy removed,and
finally she consented. Though she would
not dream of owning it, 1 am convinced
that she missed me yesterday.
I went on ahead, carrying the cushions
and the lunch basket, telling Nell to follow when she was ready.
She said that she would just put on her
hat and would not be a minute.
But I was not deceived. When Nell
says she is going to put on her hat I take
a novel, or go to the smoking room for a
pipe. She is never less than a quarter of
an hour, even without a veil.
I had arranged the cushions and had
had two cigarettes before Nell put in an
appearance. She was, as usual, all white
muslin and fluff, with a frilly parasol.
I told her it was not a suitable frock
for the river, but she only said that men
know nothing at all about it.
•   She seated herself in the stern, and
opened her parasol.
I had long ago discarded the rudder.
Rowing with Nell at the helm is an art.
beyond my powers.
Our conversation was at first spasmodic,
and then ceased, which was perhaps as
well, foi it was very hot and we were both
a little irritable.
I was glad when I saw the ruin in sight,
and we landed near a clump of trees.
After we had had our lunch we both
felt happier, and our spirits rose.
"I like this," said Nell. "You were a
darling to bring me, Jack."
The moment seemed propitious.
"Nell," I said, "Will you marry me?"
Nell grabbed a handful of daisies and
flung them at me.
"No, silly!" she said.
"Very well," I replied contentedly,
"we will see."
"We shall," laughed Nell.
"Why won't you have me?" I asked.
Nell tossed up the daisies and caught
them again.
"You're so lazy," she said; "and you've
no object in life."
"I've just rowed you down here on an
August morning," I replied calmly, "and
my object in life is to make you consent
to marry me."
"Well," replied Nell deliberately, "if
ever I do consent I'll keepjmy promise."
"I shall not forget that," I answered,
as I rose. "Let's go and have a look at the
Nell held out her hands and I raised her
to her feet.
The courtyard of the castle was overgrown with weeds, and the main part of the
building was now an utter ruin. The turret alone was in fair preservation, and I
suggested that we should investigate it.
Nell, after some demur, picked up her
frock, and began to ascend the winding
stair. I followed. At the top wns a room
with a small but heavy door, the bolts of
which were on the outside. The windows
were mere slits, through which a hand
could hardly pass.
Nell went up to one of them to look out.
I slipped back across the room and out
thsough the door. The next moment it
was shut. and. thc bolt pushed to. I heard
Nell run across the room.
"Jack," she called out, "don't be so
silly!   Undo the door."
"Nell," I saitl, quietly. "Willyou marry
"No, I won't," she cried, nnd I could
hear that she was angry.
"Very well," I answered, "then the door
stays shut."
Nell did not reply, and there was a
•   Then she spoke. '   •!:       •-.'■'
[   "Jack, what are you doing?"
"Sitting on the stairs," 1 replied.
"How long are you going to stay there?"
"Till you agree to marry me," I answered.
"Then I puess you'll stay there till
you're a fixture," she retorted; and I heard
her move away from the door.
I took out my pipe, lit it, and then waited.   Alter a while she came back again.
"Jack, do open the door."
"Will you promise?" I asked.
"Is it likely?" she answered. "What
should I do with a husband with a temper
like yours?"
"I should have an equally obstinate
wife," I replied, coolly; "that would balance matters."
"Jack, I hate you," she cried.
"Nell, I love you," I answered.
There was another pause.
"Jack, if you will open the door I will
give you an answer."
"You've given me that one four times,'
I replied.
"Perhaps it will be a different one this
"There must be no 'perhaps' in the mat
ter," I returned.
"When I get out of here I will never
speak to you again," she cried.
An hour passed away and then I heard
Nell near the door once more.
"Jack, it must be getting late, and
mamma doesn't know where I am."
"You are in quite safe keeping," I answered. •
I heard her stamp her foot.
"Jack, if I don't go home soon, what
will people say?"
"The usual kind of thing," I replied
"I'll never forgive you," she said passionately.
"Will you marry me?" I asked again.
"No ! No ! NO !" she cried, and once
more I heard her retreat from the door.
Another hour passed, and the stairs
were hard, but I stuck manfully to my
"Jack," I heard Nell's voice once more,
"doesn't it strike you that you are a coward?"
"On the contrary," I replied, "it strikes
me that I am a man of determination."
"But I am not a woman of determination," she answered, and her voice broke
with a little sob.
I sprang up and opened the door.
"Nell!" I cried, as I caught her in my
arms, "I was a brute—an utter brute; but,
darling, I did want you so very much."
"It was the very silliest way to try and
get mc, then," she answered, with her head
on my shoulder; "for if I didn't love vou,
Jack, I really would never speak to you
Why Nell refused me four times is a
problem which I have not yet solved.
(From Mueller's "Deutsche Liebe.")
Only—but this is rare—
When a beloved hand is laid in ours,
When, jaded with the rush and glare
Of the interminable hours,
Our eyes can in an other's eyes read clear,
When our world-deafened car
Is by the tones of a loved voice caressed,
A bolt is shot back somewhere in our
And a lost pulse of feeling stirs again.
Tho eye sinks inward and the heart lies
And what we mean, wc say, and what
we would, we know.
A man becomes awareof his life's flow,
And hears its winding murmurs, and he
Thc meadow where it glides, thc sun, the
And there arrives a lull in the hot race
Wherein he doth forever chase
That flying and elusive shadow, rest.
An air of coolness plays upon his face,
And nn unwonted calm pervades his
And then he thinks he knows
Thc hills where his life rose,
And the sea where it goes.
Tramp—lt is needless to nsk you the
question, inadnmc. You know what I
Lady—Yes, I know what you want badly, but I've only one bar of soap in thc
house, and the servant is using it. Come
again some other time.
From Missouri.
They were discussing America generally, and one man remarked that he could
always tell what part of the country he
was in by the class of matches he found
on the bedroom table in the morning
(which is pretty nearly a fact)..
"Why," said a Yankee, "I can tell at a
glance what State a man comes from, from
the looks of him. Now, I am willing to
bet that that gentleman comes from my
own State, Missouri."
"The gentleman is wrong, but the mistake is excusable," replied the stranger,
"for I've been ill."
A Costly Pet.
He took her out to supper, and wanted
to do things proper—on the cheap. So
he whispered to the waiter: "What's the
lowest for one of those bottles in a basket?"
Rock a Bye Baby, i
Edison is a bit of a wag in his way, and
he knows how to choke off too inquisitive
visitors to his laboratory.
"What is that?" inquired an interviewer, pointing to a queer-looking model.
"That," replied the inventor, gravely,
"is a motor to run by sound. You attach
it to a cradle, and the louder the, baby
howls the faster the cradle rocks. I ought
to make a fortune out of that; don't you
think so?"
Obeying the Command.
It was the time allotted for physical
exercise at a certain provincial board
school, and a line of little boys was ranged
down the centre of the playground. "Toe
the line," was the command.
A shufflling of feet indicated obedience.
The master inspected the line approvingly, until his eyes rested on an urchin
so far behind the others as to be almost
out of sight.
"Jenkins," he cried, "why don't you
toe thc line?"
"Pleath, thir," he lisped, "I am toeing
it, but I've got dad'th booth on."
He was excused.
Quite Believed It.
Once there was a very stupid and very
rude Scotch judge, who, when a celebrated
advocate was arguing before him, pointed
with one forefinger to one of his ears, and
with the other to the opposite one.
"You see this," he said.
"I do, my lord," said the advocate.
"Well, your pleading just goes in here
and comes out there."
"I do not doubt it, my lord," said the
advocate,  "What is there to prevent it?'
A Little Too Willing.
He—And you will elope with me tonight?
She-I will.
He—What will your parents do?
She—They will wait until we come back,
and then give us their blessing.
He—I'm a little afraid they won't.
She—Indeed they will. They have both
To Sicken Her.
He—There is a certain young lady
deeply interested in me, and while I like
her, you know, still I never could love her.
I want to put an end to it without breaking the poor girl's heart. Can you suggest
any plan?
She—Do you call there often?
He—No, indeed; not any oftcner than
I can possibly help.
She—Cull oftcner.
"Women arc ihe weaker sex," says Ian
Maclaren, "and in the arrangements of
creation the weaker animals have always
held their own against thc stronger by
Useful for Something.
A lady who kept one of the curly abominations, recently lost her pet and called
upon a policeman to find it.
Thc next day the officer came with thc
dog, which was very wet and dirty.
Thc lady was overjoyed, ami asked forty
silly questions; among others, "Where did
you find thc dear baby?"
"Why, ma'am," replied thc officer, "a
,". Purveyors to the Royal Family; ' ',,v ^   ' "?* '..'•■■<■" |*
Buchanan's Royal Household at $1.50 per bottle  W
Buchanan's'Black and White at $1.25 per bottle" ■ ■■ |S
Buchanan's Red Seal at J1.00 per bottle $j
For sale by all dealera
Gents Suits
Sponged and
Pressed 75c
By the month $2.00
or cleaned thoroughly and pressed to look like new for $1.60
Cleaning, Dyeing, Tailoring
93 View St.,      Phone A1207
. '' at
Hair Dressing
58 Douglas
McKenzie & Fletcher
Get Our Prices. '.,'•
Powell St.,
Westminster   Ave.
man up in Sullivan street had him tied to
a pole, and was washing the windows with
Mrs. Langtry on Audiences.
An actress never knows in America
whether she is being successful,except by
the booking-office, for the people are most
undemonstrative. Whereas, when an
English audience is pleased, they simply
rise at you.
Freehand or Model?
A school teacher one day, during the
hour for drawing, suggested to her pupils
that each draw what he or she would like
to be when grown up. At the end of the
lesson one little girl showed an empty
slate. "Why," said the teacher, "isn't
there anything you would like to be when
you grow up?" "Yes," said the little girl,
"I would like to be married, but I don't
know how to draw it."—Life.
A Happy Medium.
"Was their marriage a success?"
"Oh, yes; through it they both met
others whom they really loved."
Street Car Conductor—So you   think
you ought to ride for half fare?
Little Edith—Yes, sir; I'm a twin.
Ruinous Devilled Kidneys.
Eighty per cent of women would have
lovely milk-and-rosy complexions if they
only kept to a simple nursery diet. But
directly a girl comes out, she kicks over
health traces und starts on devilled kidneys and Welsh rarebits, etc., at supper
after the play. And then the trouble with
her skin begins,—Health.
Why should you worry on a voyage if
thc ship goes down?  It isn't yoursl
The Original Grand View
Opposite C. P, R, Depot.
Bass's Celebrated Burton Ale on Draught.
"An.'orderly' house kept by an 'orderly' man."
Faces on two streets, Cordova and Water.
The house of Vancouver if you want to meet an
up-country man. Everything first-claSB. Dining Room unexcelled. Rates from ll.oo per day
and up, and all good rooms.
Victoria Agents for the
Nanaimo Collieries.
Best Household New Wellington Goal:
Lump or Sack, per ton    .. .. $6.60
Nut Coal, per ton .. ...... . .$5.60
Pea Coal, per ton .. .... .. ..$4.50
. Also Anthracite coal for. sale at
current rates.
I ■ i
Office, 34 Broad St.; wharf, Store
'PHONE 647.
Toilet Supply
We will be prepared on and after
January 15th, 1906, to furnish all offices,
barber shops, hotels, private residences,
etc., with Soap, Towels, and all Toilet
Necessities. Our wagons will visit all
parts of the city each day.
Drop us a card and our man will call
and explain our proposition and quote
you our prices.
Vancouver Toilet
Supply Co.
Empire Building,
Hotel Leland.
T      WELLMAN, Proprietor.
Rates $2.00 per day. A nice quiet
hotel to stop at while in town. Handy
to trains,
Hastings street, near Granville
Tweeds, Flanne
Of Latest Patterns and Colors.
Please call and inspect
11 Cormorant St.,      VICTORIA.
The best collection up to date.
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"It is precisely in respect of moral culture that our educational system—in
Great Britain at least—betrays its worst
defect. A formal alliance exists between
the church and the school; but this alliance, in spite of the inseparable connection between religion and ethics has
failed, so far, to be productive of any combined and determined effort to build up
the character of the people. For religion
itself has drifted away from its ethical
basis; hence "religious teaching" has come
to mean anything and everything except
the one thing it ought to mean. All kinds
of side issues—some of them none too
creditable to the parties concerned—have
been suffered to obscure the central purpose of education. We have made idols
of our theological jealousies'and ecclesiastical divisions, and in blind devotion
to these have trusted to scraps of doctrinal patter to.form the manhood of the
race, and to save us from being as Sodom
and Gomorrah in the day of judgment.
In how many of the schools of the people
are the lessons of private and social duty
being effectively taught? How many
make it their aim to teach the elements
of self-respect and self-control? Where
do we find a higher place given to courtesy,
self-subordination) temperance, courage,
filial piety, than to thS Latin accidence
or "the requirements of the code"? Where
is it taught as a daily lesson—as a truth
never to be forgotten by poor man or rich
—that there aro objects arid occasions in
the presence of which life is to be counted
as nothing worth, and freely offered in
sacrifice? Bushido—the virtue of the
warrior—may be a poor thing—I do not
think so—but what would one give for a
breath of Bushido among the vicious and
anaemic youths who throng the lighted
thoroughfares of our great towns among
the idle rich, among the drunken thousands, of Glasgow, Liverpool. Birmingham
or the East End."—The Hibbert Journal
on "The Moral Supremacy of Christendom."
Passing of the Horse Omnibus. .
At the general meeting of the London
Road Car Company, on Monday, the chair-
, man finally admitted the futility of horse-
drawn vehicles endeavoring to compete
with motor-omnibuses. As a consequence of a falling off in receipts, the older
omnibus companies are, in several instances, making fresh issues of capital in
order to finally substitute the mcchani-
I cally propelled vehicles for all the old
Hero of a Daring Charge.
The death is announced at the age of
' seventy-six of Baker Pasha, V.C. (Major-
I General Charles George Baker), for many
i years head of the Egyptian police.
It was while he was a subaltern in the
Bengal police during the Indian mutiny
1 that he gained the Victoria Cross for
j charging at the head of only sixty horse-
[men and scattering a force of 1,000 infantry, fully armed and backed up by a
[troop of cavalry—an action which was
described by Lord Clyde as "the most gal-
I lant of any during the war."
Dean Swift and "Stella."
Considerable interest has been aroused
I by the statement that a hitherto unpublished letter has been discovered in the
(library at Christ Church, Oxford, in which
lit is clearly shown that Dean Swift was
Imarried to "Stella."
The Very Rev. Dr. Bernard, Dean of
St, Patrick's, Dublin, threw some new
Right on the matter in the course of a lecture in the Royal Dublin Society's Theatre on Friday.
It was not possible to say with certainty that they were married, said Dr.
Bernard, but he considered the evidence
l>f the marriage was very strong. There
Ivas no doubt that "Stella" must have
looked forward to a closer union even
Ivhile Swift was diverting himself in London with the unhappy Vanessa.
Dr. Bernard said he had seen an unpublished letter, written in 1723, which
Ihowed that at the time of writing it was
lommon report that Swift and "Stella"
Tere man and wife.
S 1,500,000 for Charities.
A remarkable discovery has been made
in connection with the bequests of the late
Baron Inverclyde of Castle Wemyss,
Wemyss Bay, Renfrewshire, who died on
October 8,, 1905.
By a will dated March 20, 1901, his
lordship left the whole of his estate absolutely to his wife. But a document in his
owrrhandwriting on three sheets of paper,
dated Reaseheath Hall, Nantwich, November 9, 1902, was found in a handbag
at his office in Jamaica street, London,
superseding the prior will.
By this new will, which has been confirmed, the testator left estate to the Merchants' House of Glasgow, for the creation
of a fund to be known as the Inverclyde
Bequest, the income from such fund to be
allocated annually to charities or institutions connected with seamen.
Two-fifths of the income realised will
be apportioned to seumen's charities in
Scotland, one-fifth to Liverpool and Manchester, one-fifth to Belfast, and one-fifth
to New York and Boston.
It is expected that these charities will
ultimately benefit through the bequests
by a capital sum of £300,000.
A French woman has a happy knack
of making a little attraction and a little
intellect go very far. The Englishwoman,
endowed,.as a rule, with infinitely more
physical beauty and far more mental profundity, is lamentably ignorant of the art
of making the most of herself.—Ladies'
Love's Young Dream.
A speaker at the meeting of the London Association for the Protection of
Trade declared that "gentlemen" who
were about to be married had on occasions
written to ask the association about the
financial standing of their intended wives 1
The Apotheosis of Mr. Burns.
Prominent at Lady Campbell-Banner-
man's reception was Mr. John Burns, resplendent in his official gold-laced uniform. It is said that this is the first time
the member for Battersea has worn a high
collar. He bore himself well in the new
garb, but had to bear with much chaff, of
the good-humored kind, of course, from
thc other guests.
"Little England" Bourbons.
Mr. Winston Churchill has lost no time
in notifying us that the Colonial Conference has been postponed, and that when
it assembles the government will refuse
to consider preferential trade within the
Empire. Thus an early intimitation is
given that the "Little England" school
has not changed for the better. These
gentlemen arc like the Bourbons; they
never learn and they never forget. However conditions may alter, they stand
where they were fifty years ago.—Mail and
Empire, Toronto.
Very "Neat."
The "smart set" have got hold of another neat expression. "You must pull
your socks up" is the latest form of saying
"Never mind," or "Pull yourself together."
The other day, at a bridge dinner, it was
amusing and a sign of times to hear
a certain youthful eldest son recommend
a dowager countess of seventy to "pull
her socks up."—Onlooker.
Unlitcrary England.
I have had in my time in perambulating
England, for political orations or other
purposes, to mingle much among what are
called the upper middle classes, and I was
constantly appalled at the shocking trumpery I found on the book shelves of those
who were kind enough to entertain me on
those occasions.—John Morley, in The
Critic, New York.
Misplaced Melancholy.
We often deplore the degeneracy of the
times in which we live, but there certainly
never was an age when more efforts were
made for the reformation of society, for
the alleviation of distress, for the cure of
anomalies, and the eradication of various
forms of social evil.-—Canon Newbolt, in
The Guardian.
How French.Women Score.
Our Social Craze.
Jiu-jitsu appears to be the new craze for
ladies in society as well as for men. Miss
Toupie Lowther is now taking lessons in
the art from a Japanese wrestler, and the
Baroness de Meyer also intends to be instructed in the gentle art of twisting an
adversary's neck with a dexterous twist
of the wrist.—Vanity Fair.
Investors and Canada.
The fact that the twentieth century bo-
longs to Canada, as the nineteenth be»
longed to the United States, has at last
been grasped by the British investor, who
sees that the gigantic driving force of the
great vital industries on which modern
civilization was based is behind every
sound and well-managed Canadian undertaking.—Canada.
How We Are Ruled.
For the present the British Empire is
in the hands of the party wire-puller, the
ignorant and indolent voter, and the political candidate who is striving to squeeze
his wife into the broadening spheres of
laristocracy— Harold Begbie, in London
Swan-Neck Beauties.
Among the Padaungs from the Karenni
and Shan States, recently inspected by
the Prince and Princess of Wales, the
swan-neck is esteemed so great a mark of
beauty that extraordinary pains are taken
to acquire it. As early as possible in tho
life of the female infant, brass rods, about
a third of an inch in diameter, are coiled
around the neck and are added to periodically so as to keep the neck in a constant
state of tension. The longer the neck the
greater the beauty, and some of the Padaungs carried from twenty to twenty-
five coils.—Mail, Madras.
Sunday Golf.
Llandudno is being agitated on the
question of Sunday golf. The lessee of the
North Wales Golf Club has received intimation from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, the owners of the land, that they
cannot renew the lease except with a clause
prohibiting Sunday golf. The town, it is
stated, makes £20,000 annually from
those who come to play golf at week-ends,
and the prohibition of Sunday golf would
mean the loss of that sum.
Slanderous Sermons.
The Rev. C. Williams, rector of the parish of Tedstone-Delamere, Worcester, was
mulcted in £100 damages for slander at
the Worcester assizes. The complainant
was Mr. Charles Bowers, the steward of an
estate, and the slander complained of was
to the effect that Mr. Bowers gambled and
drank and deceived his employer. It was
uttered in conversation in the church
porch and in sermons.
John Burns Says "Marry Quickly."
Mr. John Burns, who holds that bachelorhood must not be encouraged, has recently given some matrimonial council to
one member of his staff at the Local Government Board offices. The other day he
asked one of the clerks, "What is your
' On being told, and seeing that it was
large enough to maintain a wife and family, he asked, "Are you married?"
"No," was the reply.
"A great mistake," said the minister,
emphatically. "I strongly advise you to
get married, and that quickly."
"No English Need Apply."
"WANTED—Immediately, young man,
age 10 to 25, good education, for general
office work; no Englishman need apply.
Address L 7037, Star Branch Office."
In spite of the fact that you have closed
the discussion on the subject of the unpopularity of Englishmen in Canada, I
would ask you to publish the above, which
appeared in a recent issue of the Montreal
For thc Smart Set.
In the columns of The Singapore Free
Press is the following remarkable advertisement: '. .
"Mohammed Ben Ali Jusuf bogs to announce to( nobility and Cairo smart set that
he hase opened high-class restaurant at
No. 3 Sharia Manakir Muski. Everything
Al and- d—— cheap. Prives (? prices)
quite wonderful. N.13.—Delectable music
and dancing ladies every evening."
Sensational advertising is clearly not
confined to America.
A girl who wears a new automobile costume may be said to be dressed to kill.
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As to "Scorching."
A prominent citizen has brought him
self within the clutches of the law'by scorching in Stanley Park with an automobile,
This is of all offences the least defensible,
because it is always a menace to life and
limb, and has no redeeming feature. So
many people have been killed or injured
by the recklessness of rich a'utomobilists
that in England the law is enforced with
the utmost strictness, and the result is
that scorching is almost unknown. This
is driving the hobbyists to construct special tracks for high speed demonstrations,
on which the experimentalists can only
kill each other. There is plenty of room
in Canada for a similar solution of the difficulty. Automobiling is the luxurious
pastime of the few, and therefore should
not be permitted to endanger either the
safety or comfort of the many.
The Vancouver World is using a red ink
scare head on its front page, and the enterprising understudy who is responsible for
its wording is easily the most blood-curdling artist in Canada. If that be the object
of the editur, he has certainly, achieved
success. A string of these head lines for a
week would constitute an admirable advertisement for the' chamber of horrors,
and, since this paper is now a qualified one
in the field of yellow journalism, The
Week would suggest the substitution of
ink of that color. The most striking feature, however, of all the scare heads is that
they bear no relation whatever to the
truth of the matter which they profess to
elucidate, and this is rather a bad record
for a paper which boldly proclaims, immediately under its title, that it is "The
paper that prints the facts." The condemnation under which it fell in the legislative assembly on Friday last may not
be productive of any reformation on the
part of The World, but the scathing denunciation of the Premier will undoubtedly have the effect of directing public attention to the advent of yellow journalism into British Columbia of a kind which
is as reprehensible as it is illiterate.
Punishment Fits Crime.
'There is no more reprehensible practice than that of selling liquor to a drunken
man. Such an offence is as injurious to the
trade as it is offensive to public morals, and
the fine of $50 inflicted on Charles Schwan,
proprietor of the New Fountain Hotel, is
a case in which the punishment fits the
crime. The false move cost him altogether
$105, which left no margin of profit on the
The Glanders.
The owners of horses in Vancouver
were not sorry to hear that Dr. Moore had
been recalled to Ottawa by the government. Whatever this may ultimately
mean, it puts an end for the moment to
the wholesale slaughter of horses in progress. If it leads to the substitution of a
more definite test for the disease, the agitation which has been aroused in certain
sections of the Province will not haye been
in vain.
Swift Justice.
the club has a royal warrant. These flags
are to be flown at the masthead by the
proper officials, and the blue ensign will
fly at the peak of all yachts which are duly
registered and have been granted admiralty warrants.
The annual meeting of New Westminster Gun Club was held on Nonday evening, and the following officers were elected
for the ensiung year: President, Hon. W.
N. Bole; Vice-President, Mr. J. H. Vidal;
Treasurer, Mr, W. J. Hacking; Secretary,
Mr. Guy Johnstone; Captain, Mr. George
Cunningham; Solicitor, Mr. J. P. H. Bole.
The club will hold a trap shoot on Good
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Vancouver lost five of six games in the
International Bowling League this week.
Bellingham had the winning team, and
the Vancouver players made a sorry showing. Kundegraber, the Bellingham captain, rolled some high scores. While
watching one of the games in the Vancouver alleys, I was struck by the large number of small boys who were allowed to
hang around there after ten o'clock at
night. Most of these youngsters were
smoking cigarettes, but whether or not
they purchased their tobacco at the alley
cigar stand, I cannot say. One thing is
certain, the proprietors of the alleys
should take care to exclude these little
fellows after ten p. m., and while they are
allowed in they should not be allowed to
smoke. If some parents would take a
little more interest in their children, they
would not get into such bad habits.
The annual meeting of the New Westminster Lacrosse Club will be held in the
City Hall on Tuesday evening next. The
date for the annual meeting of the Vancouver Club has not yet been set.
The Mount Pleasant Gun Club's annual meeting was held last Friday evening. The reports for the coming season
are most encouraging.
The Victoria Senior Hockey team defeated Vancouver last Saturday by 4 goals
to 1 in the final league game of the season.
The Garrison wins the championship for
this year.
The Vancouver police are to be congratulated on having so speedily arrested
the men who were recently concerned in
the jewel robbery. Not only were the
thieves arrested, but brought to justice;
and Hazard got his sentence of five years
in less than a month from the commission
of the robbery. He probably entertains a
greater respect for the administration of
law in Canada than he had on the other
aide of the line. Following up their good
work, Detectives Jackson and Anderson
made an important arrest the other night
in the person of one Thomas Taylor, wanted on a charge of murder. It certainly
looks as if the Vancouver police were waking up, and not a minute too soon, for it
will take more than one arrest to redeem
their reputation.
Dr. Fagan's Appeal.
Dr. Fagan is doing a good work, and deserves the support of every loyal Canadian. Not only is he indefatigable in the
discharge of his duties as health officer,
where they relate to drainage, sewerage
and other municipal works affecting the
Island, but he is now concentrating his
energies upon thc establishment of a
Home for Consumptives, which will be
started this year in the Kamloops district.
Victoria has guaranteed a grant of 8750
per year, and Vancouver will be asked, and
will undoubtedly make, a contribution in
the same ratio—that is, $30 per thousand
of population. The Coast cities will bo the
largest contributors of patients to any such
institutions, and it is therefore fitting that
their donations should be correspondingly
Will the Pacific Northwest Baseball
League be formed this year? Vancouver
is out of it, and now Everett has announced that even pennant winning teams do not
pay, and that the Smoky City will not be
in the league this year. This leaves Mr.
Lucas with another team to place. The
Vancouver franchise went to Gray's Harbor. Lucas has been counting on Tacoma to have a team in the league, but
if the Sleepy City does not support the
team better than the Tigers of last year—
well, someone will lose more than $12,-
000, which is said to be the amount that
Mique Fisher dropped in baseball there
last season.
The annual Spring Open Bench Show
of the Coast clubs will in a few weeks commence. These annual events are of interest to all the Coast kennel clubs and to all
owners of dogs. The Coast can now boast
of numerous thoroughbred dogs, who can
hold their own in any open show on the
continent. The best judges are always engaged, the classes are numerous, and
prizes—cups, specials, etc.—are donated
by the citizens of the Coast cities in a Xost
encouraging manner. The Vancouver
Kennel Club has the honor of holding the
largest show on the Coast, and it is expected that this year it will make its third
annual event a banner show. Over 70
cups and trophies have been already donated, and besides these there are numerous specials contributed by Vancouver
merchants, who always willingly and liberally assist local sports. The dates for the
circuit shows are now finally settled, and
are as follows :
Vancouver   May 9 to 12
Victoria   May 16 to 19
Seattle  May 23 to 26
Portland May 30 to June 2
San Francisco  June 6 to 9
All are working in harmony, and this
year each club expects banner shows. The
Bench Show Committee of the Vancouver
Club is working hard towards success.
Mr. George Borradaile, of Medicine Hal,
has been engaged to 'judge all setters,
pointers, retrievers, Irish water spaniels,
Clumber spaniels, and Springer's spaniels. The other judge will be finally selected in a few days.
The judge for Victoria is H. O. Payne,
of San Francisco, and Mr. James Cole, of
New York, will act as judge at Seattle.
A very jolly time was spent on Tuesday L.
evening, when the members of the Kil-
larney Progressive Pedro Club, with a
number of their friends, gathered in the
O'Brien Hall to enjoy the usual fortnightly
dance given by the club. Nearly one hundred people were present to enjoy a
lengthy programme of popular dances.
The Benedicts' Club held its regular
fortnightly assembly in the O'Brien Hall
on Friday night. Quite a number were
present, and a very enjoyable time was
spent. iiiiiiS
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Mrs. Osborne Plunkett entertained at
the tea hour on Sunday.
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Mrs. John Burns gave a large at home
at her residence, Barclay street, on Friday
afternoon in honor of Mrs. Frances, who
has been her guest for quite a while. All
present spent a most delightful afternoon.
Invitations have been issued by the
members of the Orange Young Britons
Lodge, No. 91, for a prize masquerade ball,
to be held on Wednesday, March 21st, in
O'Brien Hall.
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Mrs. C. J. Brown, of Burnaby street,
who has moved to Pender street, will be
at home on the fourth Wednesday of each
following month.
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A merry dance was enjoyed by the members of the Eureka Dancing Club in the
I.O.O.F. Hall, Mount Pleasant, on Thursday night.
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A quiet yet handsome wedding took
place at the residence of Mrs. Anna Latimer, Burrard street, on Wednesday, when
her daughter, Anna Kathleen, was wedded to Mr. D. Dermott Rolston. Rev. Mr.
Prescott, of the Wesley Church, officiated.
The bride was prettily gowned in pastel
grey reseda broadcloth, with a hat to
match. Madame Yulisse (aunt of the
ride) played the wedding music, and at
the end of the ceremony sang "God of
Love, Bless This Union." The bride's
resents were^both cotsly and beautiful,
and were chiefly cut glass and silver. Mr
and Mrs. Rolston will reside in their flat on
Granville street, after a short visit to cities
along the Coast.
Sine Swanson, the Nanaimo wrestler-
miner, and Matsuda, the Jap, will wrestle
in the Vancouver Opera House on March
27th, for a side bet of $1,000. Dr. Roller,
of Seattle, is spoken of as referee.
The Vancouver Y.M.C.A. Harriers will
hold a big meet next May.
Mainland Association Football League
results last Saturday in the Empire Charity Cup contest were: Celtics 2, Shamrocks 0: Vancouver City 1, Westham
Island 0.
Most encouraging reports were rend at
the annual meeting of the Vancouver
Rowing Club, held last Monday evening.
The club is taking steps to arrange for a
permanent course on Burnaby Lake, near
New Westminster. Should this be done,
I think that a good rowing club could be
organized in the Royal City and bear a
share of the cost of clearing the new
Tho Royal Vancouver Yacht Club held
a special meeting in the Board of Trade
rooms on Monday evening, and adopted
a new set of flags. In future there will bo
a crown on the club's burgee, and also on
the Commodore, Vice-Commodore and
Rear Commodore's  :ags, to nenotc that
Mr. G. M. Champion returned from Harrison Hot Springs Thursday, where he
spent the past three weeks for his health.
A quiet wedding took place on Friday
evening at tho First Congregational Manse,
when Miss Henrietta Louise Cherry was
wedded to Mr. George William Kuppler,
of Seattle.   Rev. John Simpson officiated.
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The wedding was solemnized Saturday
evening at the First Presbyterian Manse,
of Mr. George H. Adams and Miss mary
Nannah Sharpe, both of this city. The
nuptial knot was tied by Rev. Dr. Fraser.
Mrs. M. K. Bowman (nee Harford) held
her post-nuptial reception at her home,
Thirteenth avenue west, on Tuesday afternoon and evening.
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Mr. Hugh Campbell, one of the lacrosse
club's most prominent supporters, left on
Monday for Crofton, where he will reside
in the future.
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A very successful bridge party was
given by Mrs. J. W. Kerr on Wednesday
evening. Those present were : Mr. and
Mrs. D. G. MacDonald, Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Senklcr, Mr. and Mrs. J. Burns, Mr. and
Mrs. H. E. Ridley, Mr. and Mrs. A. Hood,
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Billings, and Mrs. W.
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Miss Robertson, Burrard street, entertained at bridge on Tuesday evening.
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Mrs. R. H. C. Green made a charming
hostess at bridge on Tuesday afternoon.
Among the guests present were : Mrs. D.
G. MacDonald, Mrs. J. Burns, Mrs. O.
Plunkett, Mrs. Tuthill, Mrs. J. W. McFar-
land, Mrs. J. C. Donald, Mrs. G. Coleman
Mrs. J. W. Kerr, Mrs. M. T. Quiglcy, Mrs.
Hutchins, Mrs. J. G. Woods, Mrs. Ridley,
Mrs. W. Ferrier, Mrs. McMiillen, Mrs. H.
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^The social event of the week has been,
as far as I can make out, the Amateurs'
performance at the Victoria Theatre, "All
the Comforts of Home," which was given
in aid of the Provincial Royal Jubilee Hospital on Monday and Tuesday. The company was trained by Mr. Irving Beers,
who is to be congratulated on the result of
his hard work.' The parts were all very
well taken, so much so that it would be
impossible to pick out any special ones.
Those taking part were: Hon. F. and Mrs.
Hood, Misses Sehl, Mr. Phillips, Mr. H.
Garnett, Mr. Piggott, Mr. Rhodes, Miss
Alice Bell, Miss Agnes McKay, Miss Green,
Mr. Basil Prior, and Mr. Arthur Gore.
On the second night Mrs. Ohlandt sang
a solo between the first and second acts.
The theatre was very well decorated
with flags and evergreens, which was most
effective and made a very pretty picture
to the stage and striking costumes of the
Jung ladies taking part.
Amongst those who witnessed this very
pleasing entertainment were noticed: Mr.
had Mrs. P. E. A. Irving, Mr. and Mrs.
Garnett, Mrs. Piggott, Mr. and Mrs. A.
Piggott, Mrs. Olandt, Mrs. and Miss Newling, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Courtnay,
Mr. and Mrs. Cambell McCallum, Mrs.
Ward, Mr. Whiting, Mrs. Beaugart, Mrs.
and Miss Todd, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Croft, Mrs. Cobbett, Miss Cobbett, Miss Bryden, Mr. and Mrs. Lucas,
Mr. and Mrs. Langton, Mrs. and Miss Mc-
Qnade, Mr. E. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Langley, Mrs. Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Arundell, Mr. Pander, Mrs. and Miss K. Gaudin,
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Harvey, Mr. and Mrs.
C. M. Roberts, Mr. Cecil Ewart, Mr. E.
Harvey, Misses Devereux, Mr. Kcrwin,
Mr. Scott, Mr. Fraser, Mrs. and Misses
Pooley, Mr. Fell, Mrs. Parry, Mr. and Mrs.
J. lt. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Gore,
Mr. and Mrs, T. S. Gore, Miss Arbuckle,
Miss Jessie Prior, Mrs. Lawson, Misses
Loewen, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Jones, Mrs.
and Misses Croft, Miss Moresby, Miss Saunders, Miss Edwards, Mr. J. Bridgeman,
Miss Angus, Mr. Green and son, Mr. D.
Leeming, Miss McKenzie, Mr. J. Cambie,
Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie, Miss Creighton,
Miss Steele, Miss M. Henderson, Dr. and
Mrs. Hasell, Mr. and Mrs. R. H, Pooley,
Misses Hickey, Capt. and Mrs. Wright,
Capt. Williams, Miss Drake, Mr. Wilson,
Mrs. Lester, Miss Macdonald, Miss Bell,
Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. W. Langley,
Miss Langley, Mr. Pollen, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Pemberton, Mrs. Baiss, Mr. and Miss Bullen, Miss Holmes, Misses McKae, Mr. and
Mrs. Gordon Smith, Mr. Williams, Mr. H.
D. Helmcken.
* * *
Mrs. (Dr.) Fagan returned on Sunday
from a visit to friends in Vancouver and
New Westminster.
* * *
Mrs. H- D. Helmcken left last week for
San Francisco to visit her daughter.
* * *
Mr. J. S. Clute, of New Westminster, is
spending a few days in town, the guest of
his daughter, Mrs. C. J. Fagan.
* * *
Mr. Cecil Drake is visiting his grandmother, Mrs. Wallace, Scoresby street.
for baby!
Baby Buggies and Carriages
Prom $12 up.
Folding Oo-Carts from $4 up.
Every description of carriage for
baby at
Dr. and Mrs. H. Anderson, of William
Head, spent Wednesday in town.
* * *
Miss Adelaide King is visiting her sister,
Mrs. Keith Wilson, of Salt Spring Island.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Kerr left last Saturday for California on a few weeks' holiday.
* * *
Mr. Cecil Ewart returned this week from
the Northwest, and is registered at the
* * *
Mrs. (Dr.) Davis, Nanaimo, who has
been visiting Mrs. Stanton, Menzies street,
left for her home on Wednesday.
* * *
Miss. Holmes, of Duncans, is visiting
Miss Bullen, Esquimalt road.
* * *
Mr. Beauchamp Pincler returned on Monday from England.
* * *
Mr. A. F. Griffiths is confined to the
house with a very severe attack of influenza.
* * *
Mrs. C. M. Roberts entertained at bridge
on Friday afternoon.
For next week Manager Jamieson has
arranged an all-star programme, comprising Muller & Chum, expert hoop controllers; Miss Marie Laurens, prima donna
soprano, late of the Bostonians and El-
lery's Roya,l Italian Band; Stoddart &
Wilson, in a comedy musical act, entitled,
"The Rat Catcher"; D. C. Broderick,
"The Tall Pine Tattler," in monologue and
song; Jessika, "The Kentucky Variety
Girl," in song and stories; Frank Smith,
in the illustrated song, "Back Among the
Clover and the Bees," and a new line of
Moving Pictures. Mr. Nagell's overture
for next week will be the "Valse Fantasie,"
by J. H. Rogers. There will be a matinee
on Monday afternoon with the full show.
The Stock Show.
The sale of pure-bred live stock and
sprjng stallion show, to be held on the I
21st and 22nd inst. at New Westminster,
is receiving very liberal patronage.   The !
entries in all departments are daily in*-1
creasing, so that a good show is assured'.
Secretary Logan has returned from a visit I
to New Westminster, where he has been ]
superintending arrangements for the accommodation of stock and the comforts J
of all who attend.    Special attention is j
directed to the auction sale of the whole I
of the stock on the second day.   Numer-1
ous inquiries are pouring in from aHover.
the Province with reference to the en tries J THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 17,^1^06.
New Westminster.
The wave of prosperity now sweeping
across this Province has reached New
Westminster, which for some years past
has shown little progress. The city assessment for the year is considerably
higher than last, in consequence of greater
activity in building. The total value now
exceeds $5,000,000, of which $3,301,690
was assessable; the unassessable property
including that which belongs to the city,
the Dominion government and various
charities. The advent of the Great Northern Railway system there and the impending construction of the V., V. & E. Railway will undoubtedly result in increased
activity and prosperity in the Royal borough.
Those Booster Clubs.
Spokane started the game with an 100,-
000 club. Nelson followed with 20,000,
then Vancouver joined with 100,000, and
now Kamloops, which at the present time
can only boast of 3,000, has registered its
ambition in a 10,000 club; Revelstoke is
considering the matter. It looks as if
within a short time every city in British
Columbia, with more than 2,000 inhabitants, will have a."booster club."' The
more the merrier. There is plenty of room
for the clubs and the millions who may be
expected to be brought here through their
agency, but The Week would again urge
the subject of organization. Nelson has
tackled this important branch of the subject in a thorough and finished manner.
The most influential and wealthy citizens
have joined, and are taking active part,
not merely in talking, but in working.
The president, Mr. F. M. Black, is the district manager of P. Burns & Co., and one
of the most capable and respected men in
the Kootenay. A feature of the programme mapped out by Nelson is that
men of position in the city have been asked
to contribute articles to a general write-up.
The appeal has been responded to by so
many that when Nelson publishes its
booklet every branch of the subject will
be thoroughly set forth, not in the usual
exaggerated and booming style of land
company and townsite agents, but in a
substantial and reliable manner. It may
be a little early for the suggestion, and
local jealousy may stand in the way, but
there should ultimately be an amalgamation of all these clubs to the extent of developing upon similar lines, and under a
common policy. The press is daily teeming with evidences of the appalling ignorance of outsiders in respect to everything
connected with this Province.
Fanatic or Madman.
The Grand Forks Sun ruminates in the
following words upon the member for Nanaimo: "Hawthornthwaite, in championing the bill handing over some 800,000
acres of land in Yale district to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, declared
that he did not care if every acre of land in
the Province were given to corporations;
in fact, this course would be the best, as
it would arouse the workingmen to a true
sense of their duty. These are the words
of a fanatic or madman—if there is any
distinction in the meaning of the two
words—and not of a sane man who has
been elected to office to guard the people's interests."
Glanders in Okanogan.
The protest of thc Okanogan farmers
against the wholesale destruction of horses
supposed to be suffering from glanders has
received some justification in the action
of the Dominion government in withdrawing the veterinary inspector from Vancouver and recalling him to Ottawa. This
only took place after horses to the value
of $75,000 had been destroyed in and
around the Terminal City. This action is
said to be due to the fact that close scientific inquiry tends to increase the doubt as
to the absolute reliability of mullein as a
test for this pestiferous disease. It seems
that the process adopted is the injection
of mallein into animals supposed to be suffering, and if the result is that the temperature rises two degrees the horses are destroyed after three tests. This is altogether too technical a subject upon which
I to speak with any degree of assurance.
The law must be obeyed, and as long as
the mallein test received thc approval of
the expert government advisers, there
was no alternative but to accept its conclusions. Now, however, that a reasonable doubt has arisen, the matter should
' be authoritatively dealt with.
Granny's Great Record.
No industry in the Province has made
more rapid strides than that of smelting,
and among smelters Granby is easily first.
It has established a record for three things
—treating the largest tonnage, producing
the cheapest copper, and paying the largest dividends. Its capacity is 3,000 tons
of ore a day, its cost of copper is 9 cents a
pound, and its profits reach $175,000 a
month with copper at 18 cents. The earnings are now at the rate of 15 per cent on
the common stock, and shares stand at
$11.50. Mr. S. H. C. Miner sold out his
interest two years ago for $3.50 a share.
The Yankees outwitted him.
Kaslo Apples Are All Right.
Kaslo apples have again caught the eye
of a compeetent judge. Mr. James Waugh,
editor of the agricultural section of The
Free Press, who recently visited Kaslo,
says the fruit raised there is "unsurpassed
in any other section of the Dominion."
Nanaimo Scores Its Member.
The Midway Star is not alone in its inability to explain the extraordinary attitude adopted by Mr. J. <H. Hawthornthwaite in the Provincial assembly. Whatever the peculiar and particular tenets of
Socialism may be, it is generally conceded
that tht main object of that cult is to advance the interests and ameliorate the
conditions of the working and poorer
classes. Yet, as pointed out by our contemporary, Mr. Hawthornthwaite invariably registers his vote in favor of capitalistic enterprises. The Week is not objecting to this because it has any sympathy with Mr. Hawthornthwaite or his
views, but, like The Midway Star, it is unable to reconcile the action of the honorable member with his profession. In view
of the severe rating which he received at
the hands of his party in Nanaimo last
week, it is said that Mr. Hawthornthwaite will not again be invited to stand
for that constituency, but that he is anxious to secure nomination for Victoria.
Hence his explanation that the defeat of
Mr. Marcon may be attributed to the fact
that "we did not support him."
The Curfew Bell.
Although there is no curfew bell in Victoria these days, the good old custom is
still observed in most of the Kootenay
cities, including Nelson, Greenwood and
Grand Forks, which leads a local paper to
reflect as follows : "What is the matter
with parents that it should be necessary
to have a curfew? Surely the majority of
people who have children have some desire to see their offspring brought up in
the way they should go, and none can attend to that better than the parents themselves. There is grumbling about the
drunkenness, immorality, etc., of the present time, but can anything else be expected when children are left to the tender mercies of the curfew, a relic of a bygone age, instead of to their parents? The
good old cane, properly administered for
disobedience, is worth a dozen curfews."
It is refreshing to find that there is still
one paper in Canada with the courage to
admit that the rising generation might be
better for an occasional "whacking."
Shatford's Good Service.
The Hedley Gazette rejoices at the fact
that tho Similkameen riding has been generously treated in the matter of government appropriations. This gratitude is
not misplaced, and is a fitting tribute to
the fact that the government has recognized the importance of thc district. It is
also a tribute to the energy and loyalty of
the member, Mr. L. W. Shatford, who has
been an indefatigable worker throughout
the session, and has earned the confidence
and respect of every member of his party.
his "language fails of sufficient condemnation for the McBride government." It is
difficult to see exactly what this means,
but obviously it is not intended to be
complimentary. One would think there
might be more profit in attending to horticulture and floriculture than in this
rabid kind of partisan journalism.
Frank Richter, J. P.
Mr. Frank Richter, of Keremeos, the
pioneer rancher of the Similkameen Valley, has been appointed a justice of the
peace, a tardy but well-earned recognition
of the worth or a man who has done more
than any other to build up the reputation
of this fertile section of the Province, and
whose integrity and shrewdness are recognized wherever he is known. The Week
still looks for higher honors for Mr. Richter. Of all men, he should be a member of
the local legislature.
Prosperity in the Slocan.
The Sandon Standard predicts a successful season for mining, in the Slocan,
There will be a large tonnage of concentrated ore for sale, the Pilot Bay smelter
will be in operation, old mines will be reopened on an extensive scale, in K. S.
Territory, and altogether it looks as if for
the first time in six years the Slocan will
be a money maker.
Father Coccola.
An Incongruity.
It is a little surprising to find so truculent and bigoted a partisan editing a newspaper in Kelowna, where fruit and flowers
occupy the attention of everyone. For
out and out unreasoning, prejudiced par-'
tisanship, commend us to the gentleman
who writes the political editorials in The
Kelowna Courier. Education is supposed
to place a man in possession of a good vocabulary, and to teach him how to use it
effectively. Although the editor of Tho
Kelowna Courier has been, educated, he
has learned none of these lessons, and admits in one of his latest effusions that even
Throughout the Kootenay, where
Father Coccola is so well known, and especially at Fort Steele Mission, which he
founded, there have been fearful misgivings at his long silence since starting on
that northern trip into the Stewart Lake
district. It was feared that he might have
fallen a prey to the Indians of that section,
who were known to be hostile, but within
the last few days a communication has
been received from him, which removes
all cause for fear, a circumstance which
will be the occasion of great rejoicing in
the Interior.
An Armenian Profit.
Last summer a mild-mannered, obse-
queous Armenian, wearing clerical robes,
and bearing a stack of testimonials from
prominent divines in Eastern Canada and
the United States, made a tour of Kootenay cities, collecting funds for the establishment and support of a home in Macedonia for persecuted Armenian girls. It
is known that the "Rev." gentleman, who
claimed to be a priest, and who brought
credentials to that effect, was most successful in his mission, and collected several
thousand dollars. It is a fact that in Nelson alone the collections were in the
neighborhood of $750. After exhausting
the field in British Columbia, he went to
Manitoba, and instantly disappeared, after
announcing that he had received instructions from home to discontinue the work.
One does not like to be too suspicious.
That none of the clergymen or ministers
who gave him their support are able to obtain replies to their communications, has
raised a doubt as to the "bona fides" of the
itinerant missionary, whose success was
mainly due to the fact that thirty or forty
years ago, when it was customary to read
the Bible, many people became acquainted
with the cry sent to St. Paul, "Come over
to Macedonia and help us."
Coral Necklets
Teething Rings
Serviette Kings
Feeding Spoon
Food Push
Porridge Bowl
Kelowna Water Works.
There must be a corner in $10,000 water
works systems, requiring tanks with an
elevation of 50 feet, and pumps worked
by 20 h.p. gasoline engines. Last week
Vancouver was dickering with a proposition of this kind; now it is the turn of Kelowna, which announces in identical terms
its advent into the water works business.
To disinterested observers it would appear that the requirements of these two
places are not exactly identical, but there
may be other reasons for installing a similar system in a city of 2,000 and one of
50,000 inhabitants, with which The
Week is not acquainted.
Coal at Enderby.
It is just about one year since the discovery of "high grade bituminous coal" at
Enderby was announced with a great flourish of trumpets. It is just a year since the
declaration was made that the Enderby
Coal Company intended taking steps to
thoroughly develop their property.
May—Do you know I tell all my secrets
to the roses?
Cyril (her candid cousin)—Does that
account for their deep red blush?
Pretty Rings
Silver Mugs
Dress Pin Sets
Bib Pins
Sets of Knife
Fork and Spoon
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At The Street
Corner     s
It is a good thing for Moses' reputation
for meekness that he did not live in these
days of electric light as administered by
the Victoria Electric Light Company. I
am very much inclined to doubt whether
the -man who showed signs of a very peppery temper on more than one occasion
would be content to sit still and make no
"kick," as we long suffering people do, in
the semi-darkness with which we are so
often favored. During the past few days
this has been worse than usual, and unless
one sits right under the light it has really
been almost, impossible to read a book in
a room fitted up with the ordinary number
of; lights. , •
Those who live in high places in Vancouver are at present apparently much
concerned as to whether it is better to pave
the streets with asphalt or wood blocks.
The Daily Province naively,says: "It is
alleged on excellent authority that in London, England, wood block paying is rapidly; displacing asphalt, because1 of its possession of the qualities of durability and
cleanliness in a higher degree thahcanbe
found in other kinds of material." The
Lounger can endorse this; probably he has
been in London since the writer'' of the
above, and he therefore has no hesitation
ia saying that wood blocks are favored by
the Queen of Metropolitan Cities. There
is no doubt that wood gives a far better
foot-hold to the horses, which have a great
claim on the consideration of the municipal
authorities. There, is nothing more painful than to see a horse struggling to get a
foot-hold where no foot-hold is, as is often
the case when the roads are paved with
asphalt., Moreover, as The Daily Province
points out, the use of wood blocks would
directly promote an industry for which
British Columbia is famous. Douglas fir
is above all woods the best fitted for this
kind of work, and it is also the wood which
British Columbia is best fitted to turn out.
Why should there be any hesitation? In
the one case the contracts would have to
be let to a foreign firm, and the horses
would suffer; in the other, the local industries would be patronised, and the horses
would have a better time.
a fabulous sum of money in house property here. It is certainly the duty of the
energetic secretary of tho Tourist Association to flood Winnipeg with pamphlets
lauding our ,climate up .to ihe ,skies, and
making the best excuse he can as to the
way in which the Clerk of the Weather has
treated us lately.
I had occasion once before to-call attention to the disgraceful condition of the
plots of ground which lie at the back of
Johnson street. There is a Chinese section
there, and the whole of the vacant lot is
rapidly becoming one mass of rubbish.
To put it mildly, this can be hardly healthy
—it is certainly not ornamental. The next
time that the city authorities have nothing special to do, I would recommend them
to make a trial trip in this direction and
see for themselves how filthy the conditions are.
While on the subject of water, The
Lounger would like to know why there
are so many fire alarms in Victoria? On
Monday, the 12th inst., there wero ,'no
fewer than eight calls, which is a record
for this city, In every case there was
either nothing or little to be done. I believe that in all there was $200 worth of
damage, and-that was all in one house.
Fire "is a terrible thing, and no one cart be
too careful; but there is a lot of difference
between exercising common care and ringing up the firfe alarm for nothing.
Talking about horses—has it ever struck
any of my readers that we hear very little
of the Society for the Protection of Animals out here? And yet the animals are,
on the whole, very much better treated
than they are in the Old Country, where
the society is all eyes and ears. I am not
a particularly observant person, but I have
noticed ono thing, and that is that it is ex-
.tremely rare to see a horse working with
a sore. Now I have seen many a beast in
England between the shafts with sores
which condemn tho employer as a heartless briite. Unless my observations are
very much at fault, this is a matter for
congratulation on the part of the Province.
I had'a paragraph in last Sveek's column
on the question of the civility of car conductors, in which I defended the latter.
I am glad to be able to back this up with
a reference to the cool-headedness of a
driver who last week pulled his car up
within about six yards, six inches in front
of a drunken man who had fallen across
the rails. That sort of thing needs a good
share of presence of mind, and carries no
reward with it. But it sticks all the same,
and makes thinking people realize moer
and more that they owe a great deal to the
men who are always on shift to carry them
with the greatest degree of safety to "the
haven where they would be."
Thanks be to thc powers of Compromise.
I learn that Mr. Ricketts and the Musicians' Union have at last come to an understanding, whereby the patrons of the
Victoria Theatre will have the pleasure of
listening to an orchestra, instead of merely
hearing one piano, however well played.
It was high time that some such arrangement was made. Wc, in Viotoria, have
suffered long enough from the dispute
which had arisen between the high contracting parties, and I have no doubt but
that Mr. Ricketts will see from the improved houses that he was wise to come to
terms with the union. Whether he or the
union were in the right is no concern of
mine; I simply speak as The Man in the
Street, and I know that it, was a positive
scandal that in the principal theatre of the
Capital City there should have been no
orchestra for so long.
The weather has been particularly inconsiderate in giving us this cold snap at
the present time. I am given to understand, that there arc, or have been, a party
of Winnipeggers here with the object of
sampling thc climate. Apparently they
left thc Terminal City just when the early
days of promise were fading, and landed
at Victoria in time to catch this fleeting
glimpse of Father Christmas. It is borne
in upon them that this variety of weather
is peculiar to the Island, and so they are
reconsidering their projects of investing
Was the Gadski concert sufficiently adr
vertised?   A little advertisement in the
dailies for four days in advance of the
performance  date,   and  the  customary
notices in the stage news—that was all.
Was it enough to acquaint the public with
the  facts  and  their importance?    The
question as to whether or not Victoria is
a musical city remains in doubt even yet,
by reason of this inquiry obtruding itself.
The answer should be final when Gerardy
plays here on the 20th proximo.   It cannot be said that this wonderful artist
comes unheralded.  The musical folk have
been talking of the coming 6f Gerardy for
quite  three   months  past—indeed   ever
since his season contracts were signed.
The  preliminary  advertisements  of  his
coining have  been appaering daily  for
weeks  past.    Gerardy and  his  present
eminence in the musical world have furnished food for conversation iu polite circles during as many weeks.   Gerardy has
been here before, and Victoria is aware he
is no disappointment.   He returns in the
zenith of his greatness, and his visit will
indeed constitute a true test of the attitude of the city toward great music and
groat musicians. - The concert here will
be under the joint auspices of the Arion
Club, Victoria Musical Society, and Ladies' Musical Club, all of which organizations are equally interested in the promotion of the cause of music and refinement.
Seals have been placed at a top price of
$2 (which is just two-thirds of the price
in the larger cities), and subscription lists
now open will give a line upon the verdict
during the ensuing fortnight.   These lists
are to be found at the Victoria Theatre,
The Colonist and Times offices, T.  N.
Hibben & Co.'s, M. W. Waitt it Co.'s, the
Hicks & Lovick Piano Co.'s, Richardson
it North's, Fletcher Brothers', and Dean
it Hiscock's.    Signers of these lists are
entitled to first selection of seals, two days
in advance of the general opening of the
box plan.   The signing is merely an earnest of co-operation, no money payment
being required, and secures a reciprocal
advantage in the priority of seat choice.
It is to bo hoped—and apology may be
made for the use of a somewhat, hackneyed  phrase—that  Victoria will prove
true to her own past reputation as a city
of discrimination, appreciation and  culture, by contradicting all who declare it
otherwise, through giving Gerardy a-capacity house.
The Eclipse of a Heteor.
A Chapter From the Life of Lord Randolph Churchill.
(By Winston Churchill.)
The collapse of Lord Randolph's political career, foollowed Swiftly by physical
and mental delay is a melancholy tale.
The more his faculties were impaired the
more his determination to persevere was
strengthened, and he carried out, despite
all advice, the whole programme of speeches he had arranged in the autumn of 1893.
But the crowds who were drawn by the
old glamor of his name departed sorrowful and shuddering at the spectacle of a
dying man, and those who loved him
were consumed with embarrassment and
At last even he saw that the hounds
were hard upon his track. He agreed to
give up political life for a year, and undertook a journey round the world in company with his wife. The light faded steadily. At intervals small blood-vessels
would break in the brain, producing temporary coma, and leaving always a little
less memory or faculty behind. His physical strength held out until he reached
Burma, "which I annexed," and which he
had earnestly desired to see. But when it
failed the change was sudden and complete. In the last days of 1894 he reached
England as weak and helpless in mind and
body as a little child. For a month at his
mother's house he lingered pitifully, until
very early in the morning of January 24
the numbing fingers of paralysis laid that
weary brain to rest.
He was only forty-six, and the work of
his life was practically crowded into the
seven years between 1880 and 1887.
The sadness of this inglorious close to
a career, which had once been great with
promise, is hardly relieved by the author's
optisism and the assurance that Lord
Randolph's life work is embodied in higher
ideals in present day statesmanship and
state craft of the future. "Lord Randolph's part in national affairs is not to be
measured by long years of office. No
great legislation stands in his name upon
the statute book. He was chancellor of
the exchequer without a budget, a leader
of the House of Commons but for a single
session, a victor without the spoils. No
tangible or enduring records . . exist
of his labors and the history of the Conservative and Uuionist party, might be
imperfectly realized by a later generation
unless it were explained, asserted and
confirmed by the evidence of those who
came in contact, or collision with his imperious personality."
The following are the words in which
Mr. Winston Churchill concludes this
touching tribute to the memory of his illustrious father:
"All his pledges he faithfully fulfilled.
The government changed. The vast preponderance of power in the state passed
from one great party to the other. Lord
Randolph remained exactly the same.
He thought and said the same sort of
things about foreign and domestic policy,
about armaments and expenditure, about
Ireland, about Egypt, while he was a
minister as he had done before. He continued to repeat them after he had left
office forever.    .   .   .
"Lord Randolph Churchill's name will
not be recorded upon the bead-roll of
either party. . . . Tho eulogies and
censures of partisans are powerless to affect his ultimate reputation.   ,   .   .
"There is in England which stretches
far beyond the well-drilled masses who
arc assembled by party machinery to salute with appropriate acclamation the utterances of their recognized fuglemen; an
England of wise men, who gaze without
self-deception at the failings and follies
of both political parties; of brave and
earnest men, who find in neither faction
fair scope for the effort that is in them;
of 'poor men,' who increasingly doubt the
sincerity of party philanthrophy. It was
to that England that Lord Randolph
Churchill appealed; it was that England
he so nearly won; it is by that England
he will be justly judged."
Enough of Married Life.
A vicar returning from the round of
calls on his parishioners, spied an old fellow of some sixty-five summers making a
hasty disappearance down by a by-lane,
as though anxious to avoid the reverend
"Ha! There's old James running away
from mc. I must get hold of him and find
out why he has absented himself from
church of late," said the vicar, as he
quickened his pace, and soon overtook the
fleeing James.
"Now' James, " said he, "why haven't
I seen you at church of late?"
Thus captured and pressed, James confessed.
"I'm afraid of your youngest darter,
zur, that's just come home from school,"
said he.
"Afraid of Nelly! A girl of eighteen!
What do you mean, James?" exclaimed
the vicar in surprise.'
"It's like this, passon," said James.
"A forchin-teller told me I was to be married three times—fust to a red-haired girl,
then to a yeller, and then to a dark party.
Now, my two wives wot's gone, you know,
zur, was red-haired and yellow respectively, and they was quite enough for me.
I don't want no more. So when I burries
pore yellow S.airy two months backhand
your daughter with the dark 'air comes
'ome from schule, it comes to me like a
shock, 'That's the dark one! She has
turned up, and if I don't keep away from
church, she'll catch me!' An' that's the
truth of it, passon."
Fair friend (to released convict)—I suppose, sir, that the singing of the birds relieved the monotony of your dreary life?
Ex-convict (profoundly nonplussed)—
The singing of the birds, miss?
Fair friend—Yes, sir; the little gaolbirds, you know. They must have been
such a comfort to you.
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B. C. Grown Fruit and Ornamental
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Extra nice stock of two and three-year
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Full list of other stock at regular prices.
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Mother's Nickel.
The railway line that hasn't a tunnel on
it manifestly docs not cater for bridal
A little boy once told his friend, another
youngster, that his mother was accustomed to give him a nickel every morning so
that he should take his eod-liver oil in
peace and quietness. "Well, what do you
do with it?" inquired the little friend.
"Mother puts it in a money-box until
there is a dollar." "And what then?"
"Why, then, mother buys another bottle
of cod-liver oil with it."
J. K. CRKAN, Manager
The Leading Hotel of New Westminster. All Modern Conveniences. Good
Sample Rooms.   Rates Moderate.
New Westminster, 8.6.
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Monday, March 19th, B. 0. Whitney's
"Musical Cocktail"
Piff! Paff!  Pouff!
By Strange, Jerome and Schwartz,
All Star Cast.
Company of 75 People.
Original American Pony Ballet.
Famous Beauty Chorus.
Special  Orchestra.
Box office opens Friday, 10 a.m.,
March 10. Mail orders accompanied
by cheque will receive usual attention,
W. D. Haywood.
New, Modern aud strictly first-class.
Steam heated, electric light. Sample
rooms.   Rates, $2.00 and up.
Corner Hustings aud Cambie Sts.
Victoria Theatre
Thursday, March 22nd, First Pacific
Coast Tour of the famous London
Drury Lane fairy extravaganza
The  Sleeping Beauty and the
100 people in the brilliant ensembles.
22 new catchy musical numbers,
including the worid-famed
Louvre Seminary t.'rla' Band
Prices $1, $1.50, 75c, 50c, 25c.
Box office opens 10 a. in,, Monday,
19th March, Mail order accompanied by
cheques will receive their usual attention.
Victoria Theatre
* (By Request)
The laughable comedy, "All the Comforts of Home," will be again performed by the
Local Amateurs
at popular prices, on AVednesday, 21sfc
March at 8.-30 p.m.
Prices of admission 50, 35 and 25 cents
The World's Greatest 'Cellist.
Week of March 19, 1906.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Evenings—Lower Floor, 25; Balcony, 150.
Matinees—15c Any Part of the House.
Doors open 2.30 and 7; Performances 3 and
Muller aud Cliuiui
Marvellous Hoop Controllers
Stoddard and Wilson
Comedy Musical Artists
Murie Laurens
Late Prima Donna Soprano with Ellery's
Royal Italian Baud.
D. C. Brock-rick
The Tall Pine Tattler—Character Humorist.
The Kentucky Variety Girl '
Frank Smith
Illustrated Song
Buck Among the Clover and the Bees.
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.
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Building Material,
North Government St., Victoria
How Weather Strips
Stop the Drafts
Keep out the cold and cut dowt   he
fuel bill.
Carpenter work of all kinds.
Jobbing a specialty
Carpenter and Builder,
io Broughtoh St., Victoria THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 1906.
Notes on
Canadian News
The Spokesman-Review gravely announces that ex-Governor Mackintosh
will start a new paper at Winnipeg,, B.C.
This is a rather startling announcement
for a paper '■usually so well informed as
The Review. 7 From all we can learn,: its
facts are as wide of the mark as its geography.
Uncle Sam's Joke.
Uncle Sam is a bluffer or nothing. His
latest suggestion that Canada should give
up pelagic sealing in August and September may be labelled. with Artemus
Ward's favorite label, "This is a goak."
As these are the only two months during
which profitable sealing can be carried on,
the joke possesses an even richer flavor of
humor than usual. Strange to say, the
offer was refused, even if it was proffered
through the Imperial government.
Solicitor's Costs.
Sir William Meredith, chief justice of
Ontario, intimated the other day that
the legislature should consider and remodel the present legislation respecting
solicitor's costs. Referring to the case before him on the occasion referred to, he
said: "After winning the case the plaintiff
was worse off than though he had not
contested the claim at all.
Those Doukhobours.
The Federal government organs ire
persistent in advertising the growing prosperity of the Doukhobour community.
They are said to be building a combined
school and church, they have a three
years' supply of food laid in, they own
steam plows, threshing outfits, grist mills,
saw mills, flocks and herds. All this has
been amassed since their arrival in Canada, in a destitute condition, a few years
ago—but the government is not bringing
in any more.
Municipal Ownership.
Whether municipal ownership be a
good thing or not may be a matter of
opinion. Few students, however, of affairs can fail to realize that the idea has
seized the popular imagination and is
growing in favor. If its operation is confined to "public ownership of public utilities," it will prove successful wherever
there is good management and sufficient
people to furnish an economic market.
This has been demonstrated in scores of
English towns and cities. For this reason it is little short of an outrage that the
Quebec legislature, composed of as greedy
a gang of boodlers as could be found in
Canada, should have refused the necessary
legislation to enable the city of Montreal
to-purchase the gas works. It is, however, only a temporary defeat, brought
about by corrupt means, and has aroused
a wave of popular indignation that will
not subside until the will of the people is
Edmonton Prospering.
No city in thc Canadian West has before it a fairer prospect than Edmonton.
Three transcontinental railways and a
fertile belt conspire to render it thc centre of attraction, and building is going on
at a great pace. McDougall and Secord,
the pioneer merchants, who have made
an immense fortune in the frontier city,
have just begun the erection of a new
block on Jasper avenue. The junior partner, Mr. Richard Secord, was the Conservative candidate at the last Federal
election, and is as popular as he is prosperous.
Lord Strathcona's Philanthrophy.
Lord Strathcona has added another to
his many public benefactions in the gift
I of his Montreal residence to the city for the
1 purposes of an art museum.  This splendid
I mansion is on Dorchester street, immediately  adjoining  that  of  Sir  Thomas
Shaughnessy.   It is a modern granite and
sandstone building of handsome design
land finished interior.    When thc Prince
I and Princess of Wales visited Canada they
I made it their home.    The grounds are expensive and well laid out by an English
I landscape   gardener.    The   property   is
I worth not less than $200,000. ]
In The Victoria.Daily Times of March
14th,' there' .appears, under the titie, of
"Imperial Troops' Will Leave in May," a
column-review aud synopsis concerning
the changes to be made in the Esquimalt
Garrison. The latter portion of the article in question is written in extremely
bad taste, as between each line one can
read taunts which the writer evidently
does not dare to state openly.
With the attitude of The Times on the
subject of Imperial or Canadian politics
we have nothing whatever to do, but as
Westerners we heartily thank The Times
for so honestly acknowledging that, at
the present moment, no Westerners
need apply to join the Canadian army,
and that so far as the applications from
the officers of the Fifth Regiment are concerned, they arc turned down with a point-
blank refusal.
In a series of articles on banking we recently pointed out the insidious methods
of Eastern bankers and capitalists. In
matters of currency and banking the evil is
wrought silently; not being a political
matter, the searchlights of the Press are
not turned upon it, but in the case of the
evil we are at present discussing, in its extreme desire to chortle, our friends in
Broad street have given the show away
and acknowledged that in spite of Canadians, the finest fighting men living west
of the great lakes, the protection of the
Western Coast is to be handed over to a
bevy of college-drilled, toy soldiers from
Eastern Canada, whose only eligibility for
the position will probably be found to be a
relationship, be it near or distant, to some
member of the Liberal party in the East.
We will let a little more daylight into
this matter. The Times incidentally mentions that one or two members of the
Fifth. Regiment had applied for positions
in the regular army in connection with the
Esquimalt transfer. The Times is modest.
There were quite a number of applications, amongst which were several very
promising officers—men who have taken
from their business career quite an amount
of time in order to perfect themselves in
their military duties. So anxious were
these gentlemen to be enrolled in the permanent force that they interviewed "Templeman, M.P.," on the subject, and received from him his ever gracious and
ready promise to do "all in his power." ■
Needless to say, this was before the recent election. Mr. Templeman's power
is evidently nil, as the application of our
enterprising Fifth Regiment friends has
been turned down with scorn.
Surely the time has arrived when the
men of the West should in no uncertain
voice intimate to the powers that be at
Ottawa that even the Western worm will
turn. There is a way in which we can emphasize our disgust of this robbery of positions which should have been shared
equally by West as well as East.
The appointees, although they may be
excellent fellows in themselves, should be
rigorously boycotted in every Victorian
club and home, until the East learns that
there is a West to Canada, and that the
West was not created merely to fill the
coffers of Eastern Canada.
Native Son.
Kootenay Letter.
Nelson, B. C, March 12.—The worst
storm that has visited the Kootenays in
the memory of the oldest inhabitant,
which period, after all, does not carry one
back to any hoary age of time, has been
raging here since Friday evening last, and
is still unbated. Unaccompanied by snow,
the wind has been careering at a velocity
from 30 to 10 miles an hour, with even
fiercer gusts at intervals, and the thermometer has fallen to 10 degrees above
zero, not rising above 18 throughout the
whole of Monday. In the midst of the
storm a fire broke out, which luckily was
of little importance, or the whole of the
business section of the city might have
been wiped out, as far as the frame structures are concerned. In connection with
this outbreak tho Fire Chief was suspended by the Mayor for his "evident condition," as The News phrases it euphemistically.
Thc storm has placed some check upon
the preparations for tho regatta which is
to be held here this summer; and to which
the Coast crews are coming. Apparently
there does not seem to be much hope of
Nelson carrying off the chief prizes, but
the oarsmen of the eity are by no means
daunted, and if pluck and assiduous practice may govern the upshot, victory, after
all, may rest with the green and white,
Nelson's colors.
The -Great Northern Railway people
are talking of organizing a tourist train
to run from Spokane, via Bonner's Ferry
and Kushkanook, to Nelson, and back to
Spokane, via Northport and' Marcus.
This will involve the building of a tourist
hotel, as neither of the proprietors of the
two leading hotels seem inclined to launch
out, although both hostelries1 never have
any room tc spare, and guests are nightly
turned away during-the summer months.
The Great Northern steamer will probably
leave Nelson on Sunday mornings, and
run up the lake to meet the Spokane excursion, returning with the tourists in the
afternoon, affording a pleasant jaunt.
Apparently there is no fear of the Lord's
Day Alliance in their minds. If that excursion were stopped on any such account, there would be trouble in this city.
Of course the tourists would be entertained over night in the proposed Nelson
Hotel, and altogether the Great Northern
are likely to do well by their project.
Spokane has taken up the matter hot-foot,
and is stirring up the local 20,000 club
to renewed action in this connection, asking for all sorts of information and promising active help and co-operation and
assistance. •■'•'•
The 20,000-Club last week gave a
smoker, which, however, was a fizzle. The
smoker turned out to be a smoker without
the usual concomitants, and consequently
did not catch on. The two principal officers were at daggers drawn over the question of beer or no beer. The beer men said
that if the 20,000-Club was to be anything,
it had to enlist the sympathies of all
classes. Just then they wanted the workingmen, and incidentally their dollar
membership fee. Hence a smoker and a
programme of comic songs, sentimental
ditties and the class of music generally
at which the admirers of the classical turn
up their educated noses. That is to say,
educated in music, not in sympathy.
However, the opponents thought that a
smoker could not be held without drunk-
eness, for which charitable opinion of
course the working men must have greatly
thanked them. It' is doubtful whether
there is not more amusement to be had out
of a good second-class song than the best
chef d'oeuvre of the Maestro, murdered
by some ambitions amateur who thinks
that everything in the shape of expressive words, must be sacrificed to what is
thought to be music.
The Board of Trade lnst week held a
well-attended meeting, in which the new
editorial association of Toronto, for promoting an all-Canadian news service, was
It is a sign of good times to see the water
carts abroad so early as March. With this
high wind blowing, life would have been
well-nigh unendurable if the council had
not decided to send out these indispensable adjuncts to civilized society.
Reform In Love Letters.
There is so much that a man may write
to the woman of his heart about that it
seems a pity he should waste his ink and
his note paper in giving expression to all
that is banal and ridiculous.—Weekly
Sinclair & Spencer
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042Six.h Ave. E., VANCOUVER, B.C.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 331.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY tliat the "Maryland
Casualty Company" is authorised and licensed
to curry 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 of the Company is situate at the City
of Baltimore, in the State of Maryland.
The amount of the capital of the Company is
seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars, divided
into thirty thousand shares of twenty-five dollars
The head office of the Company in this Province is situate at Victoria, and W. A. Lawson,
insurance agent, whose address is Victoria, is the
attorney for the Company,
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this (ith day
of February, one thousand nine hundred and six.
[l.s.] S. Y, WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies,
The objects for which this Company has been
established anil licensed are:—
For tlie purpose of making iniurance upon
lives, for making insurance against accidents of
any nature and description, fur making insurance against liability for negligence and torts
of any nature or description, and any other insurance except fire, marine or inland, and except the kinds of guarantee or insurance mentioned in section 113 of Article 23 of the Code nf
Public General Laws of the State of Maryland,
as being forbidden to corporations incorporated
fnr insuring lives; to carry on and conduct tho
business of inspecting boilers, engines and mech
anical appliances, and machinery of all kinds, at
such rates of compensation, if any, as may be
agreed upon between' the Baid Company and the
persons for whom such inspection shall be made;
to insure the fidelity of personB holding places of
trust and responsibility to or under any State,
county, city, corporation, company, person or
persons whatsoever; to become security for the
faithful performance of any trust, office, duty,
contract of agreement, and to supersede uny
i'udgment, or to go upon any appeal or other
tond; and it is further authorised to become sole
surety in all cuses Where by law two or more sureties,a^e required for the faithful performance of
any trusts or .office, and it shall and may be lawful for any Court, registrar, olerk or other officer
to approve said Company as sole surety in all
such cases; but in such cases the officers and affairs of said Compauy,may be .subject Jo an, examination by such Court, registrar, clerk or other
officers; and it shall be lawful for such Company
to stipulate and provide for indemnity, from the
parties aforesaid, for whom it shall so become
responsible, and to inforce any bond, contract,
agreement, pledge or other security made or
given for that purpose; to ensure arty person or
{)ersons, firm or corporation, against any and all
oss, damage or liability arising from or occasioned
by theft, larceny, robbery or burglarjv,,    . .   fe8
"Companies' Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 334.
THIS is to certify that Phenix Insurance
Company, of Brooklyn, 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 British .Columbia extends.
The head office of tlie Company is situate in
the City of Brooklyn, in the State of New York.
The amount of the capital of the Company is
one million dollars, divided into twenty thousand
shares of fifty dollars each.
• The head-office of the Company in this Province is situate at Vancouver, and H; Bell-Irving,
Financial Ageut, whose address is Vancouver, iB
the attorney for the Company. . '    .
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 14th day
of February, one thousand nine hundred and six.
[l.s.] S. Y. WOOTTON,
' Registrar of Joint-Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company has beeu
established and licensed are:
For the purpose of making insurance upon
dwelling-houses, stores and all kinds of buildings;
also upon household furniture, merchandise;
ships and other vessels and their cargoes in port,
and other property, against loss or damage by
fire or by lightning, or by -wind storms and tornadoes, and the risks of inland navigation and
transportation, and upon vessels, freights, goods,
wares, merchandise, specie, bullion, jewels, profits, commissions, bank notes, bills of exchange
and other evidences of debt, bottomry and res'
pondehtia interests, and to make all aud every
insurance appertaining to or connected with
murine risks of transportation and navigation,
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the C. C. of L. and W.
for permission to purchase the following described
lands, situated on the right bank of the Skeena
River, about half a mite below the Little Canyon
and bounding Geo. Little's Pre-emption Claim,
on the west side, viz.: Commencing at a post
marked F. R. L.'s S. E. Cor., and thence running
north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
south 40 chains, and thence east 40 chains ti
point of commencement, und containing 100
Signed, FRED. R. LITTLE.
January 12th, 1906. Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days nfter
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
640 acres of land on the Skeena River, Coast District, B. C, commencing at a post on the northwest corner of W. L.. Poison's land, thence north
80 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence east SO chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less for
agricultural purposes.
Per Chas. Durham, Agent.
Little Canyon, Skeena River, B. C, December
8th, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following described land for agricultural purposes: Beginning at the S.W. corner of George
Little's Pre-emption Claim on the right bank of
the Skeen River, Coast District, B.C., about 40
chains below the Little Canyon, the line runs
thence west 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,
thence east 60 chains, more or less, to the river,
thence northerly along the bank of the river
about 80 chains to the point of beginning, containing 400 acres, more or less,
Per Roger S. Greene, Agent.
Skeenn River, Dec. S, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date we intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described lands: The
northwest quarter of section 14, Township 6,
Coast' Range 5, Bulkley Valley, containing 160
acres, more or less,
Dated February 1st, 1900.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the lion. Chief Commissioner of Lands ami Works for permission to
purchase the south half of section 9, the southwest quarter section 10, and the northwest quarter of section 3, all in Township 7, Coast Range 5,
Bulklev Valley, containing 040 acres, more or less.
Datetl Sth February, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands unci Works for permission to
purchase 320 acres of land on the Skeena River,
Coast District, B. C, commencing at a post
nn the southeast corner of M. Durham's land,
thence running east 40 chains, thence north SO
chains, thence west 40 chains, thence south SO
chains to point of commencement, containing
320 acres, more of less, for agricultural purposes.
Little Canyon, Skeena River, H. C., Dec. Sth,
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to npply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase Section 17, Township 7, Coast Range 5,
Bulkley Valley, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated February 1st, 1900.
fel R. J. MrDONELL.
NOTICE is hereby given thai 00 days after
date 1 intend to apply to the Hon, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described hind, situate on
the south side of the Skeena River, about ono
and u half miles above the Little Canyon: Beginning at a post marked "D, W. Moore, initial post,
southwest corner"; thence SO chains cast, thence
SO chains north, thence SO chains west, thence SO
chains south to the point of commencement,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
December Sth, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Ron. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described land, situate
on the south side of the Skeena River, about a
half-mile above the Little Canyon: Beginning at
a post mnrked "A. Mackay, initial post, northwest corner"; thence SO chains east, thence 80
chains south, thence SO chains west, thenoe SO
chains north fo the point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands 4ind Works for permission to purchase
the following described lands, -situated about
three mites southeast from Little Canyon of the
Skeena river and udjoining Copper river, described us commencing ut a post marked ''initial poet"
of L. Shaw, southwest corner, thence SO chains
north, thence 80 chains east, thence SO chains
south, thence 80 chains west to point of begin*
ning, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 25, 1906.
L. SHAW, Locator.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date 1 intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following described lands, situated about two
miles southeast of the Little Canyon of tfcje
Skeena river, described as commencing at a post
marked "initial post" of A, E. Gaker, southwest
corner, thence 80 chains west, thence 80 chains
north, thence 80 chains east, thence 80 chains
south to point of beginning, containing 640 aores
more or less.
A. E. BAKER, Locator.-
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date we intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for the permission to purchase the north half of section 9
and the south half of section 16, all in township 7*
Coast range 5, Bulkeley Valley, containing "640
acres mure or less.
John D'Orsay, Agent.. .
Dated January 26th, 1906. ■      ' '   ■
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following desoribed lands, situated about two
and a half miles south of Little Canyon of the
Skeena river, described as commencing at a post
markid "initial post" of Frank Leeson, northeast corner, thence 40 chains west, thence 80
chains north, thence 80 chains east, thence 80
chains south to point of beginning, containing
320 acres more or less.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 25, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend t apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following described lands, situated about
two miles southwest of Little Canyon of the
Skeena river, described as commencing at a post
marked "initial post" of L. Ross, northeast corner, thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
west, thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains '
east to point of beginning, containing 640 acres
more or less.
L. ROSS, Locator.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 25,1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date 1 intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchare thee foil owing described lands, situated
in Skeena Dist riot: Commencing at a post planted
on the north boundary of the new Kitzequla Indian Reserve, on the right bank of tlie Skeena
River, and marked "A.B., S.E. corner"; thence
80 chains west, thence 40 chnins north, thence
80 chains east, thence following the right bank
of the Skeena river to point of commencement!
and containing 320 acres more nr less.
Hazelton, December 8th, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands nntl Works for permission to
purchase the following described laud, situated
in tho Skeena District: Commencing at a post
planted on tlie cast boundary of tlie old Kitzequla Indian Reserve, on the left bank of the
Skeena river, and marked "S.J.F., N.W. corner";
thence south 80 chains, along the Indian Reserve
line, thence eust 80 chains, thence north 80
chuins, thence west SO chains to place of commencement, and containing 640 acres more or less.
Hazelton, December Sth, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following described lands, situated about two
miles north of Lake Lakel.se, and about five miles
south of Little Canyon, Skeena River: Commencing at a post- marked "Walter Williscroft's, N.E.
Cor,"; thence running south 80 cluiins, thence
west 40 chains, thence north SO chains, thence
east 40 chains to point of commencement, containing 320 acres more or toss.
Geo. Little, Agent.
December Sth, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to tlie Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described land, situated
on the east side of Copper and south side of
Skeena River: Commencing at a post marked
Alex. McKenzie, initial post, northeast corner";
thence 40 chains south, thence 40 chains, more or
less, west, to Copper River, thence 40 chains
north along Copper River to the Skeena River,
thence 40 chains east along Skeena River to
point of commencement, containing 160 acres*
more or less,
Dated December 10th, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of I.and a'nd Works for permis-
ion to purchase the following described land,
ituate in the Bulkley Valley, Coast District:
Commencing at a post planted at tht N. W. Cor.
tot 0IS, range 5, and marked F. E. IL D.'s N, W.
corner, thence south SO chains, thence east 40
chains, thenoe north SO chains, thence west 40
ohatiis to the place of beginning, being lot ois,
range 5, Coast District.
Victoria, B. C, January 0, 1006.
Notice to Architects—Com pet I ve Designs,
Extension of time.
The time for receiving Competitive Designs for
llew Court  House at Vancouver has been extended to the 20th of March next, ensuing, inelus-
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 28th Feb., 1900.
NOTICE is hereby given thnt 00 days after
date I intend to apply to the lion. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase tlie following described land, situate on
the south side of the Skeenn River, about two
iiinl one-half miles above the Little Canyon:
Beginning at u post marked "W. F, Teetzel, initial
post, northwest corner"; thence 80 chains east
along Indian Reserve line, thence 40 chains
south, thence 40 chains west, thence 40 chains
north to the point of commencement, containing
100 acres, more or less.
December Sth, 1905. "/' THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 17. 1906.
f A Lady's Letter *.
Dear Madge,—
We have not yet arrived at the middle
of Lent, and already the stores are exploiting most fascinating creations in the
"Easter bonnet" line; and in spite of the
bitter March weather, many of the fair sex
braved the fierce wind on Tuesday last
to be present at the numerous "hat-at-
homes," or annual spring openings.
Talking of millinery, its intricacies are
proverbial just at present and quite put
out of court the puny efforts of the amateur. Hat brims twist and curl and curve
most tantalizingly over pretty faces, arid
the large flat hat of too many seasons'
fashions has dropped out of sight and
mind completely. At the spring openings,
which may be regarded as the founts of
all metropolitan inspirations, one receives
a series of agreeable shocks at the unexpectedness and charm of each new model.
The old and always lovely Watteau
colorings of soft pinks and blues, with
hints of mauve and tender greens, grow
in favor, and a fondness for these shades
has always possessed my fancy, I must
We all know how lucky it is supposed
to be to wear something new on Easter
Day, and when in doubt what to purchase, always let it be a hat, say I. It is
also the fashion to give some small offering
at Easter: but of course the importance
of these "etrennes" is not to be compared
with that of the Christmas Reason. A
very pretty form of "remembrance" is an
Easter egg, of azalea blooms, which opens,
disclosing a tiny cardboard box or case
containing some pretty "bijou." Another acceptable offering is a basket of
flowers, or a growing plant, in a gilded pot,
decorated with an immense bows of some
corresponding colored ribbon.
By the way, "apropos de fleurs," why
do not more women of taste open really
first rate flower shops here, on the lines of
the exquisite depots of floral decoration
one meets with in large cities? I do not
know why this trade is not more exploited by venturesome debutantes in business.
Surely it is more "sympathique" for ladies
in every way than the creation and execution of gowns for capricious customers by
unconscientious and often inexperienced
hands. And here in Victoria, where flowers grow in such profusion and with so little cultivation, I am sure that it would
soon become a flourishing enterprise. I
may add that I have more than once
heard tourists enquire the whereabouts
of "a real nice flower store." And, by the
way, I have also heard them ask to be directed to Weiler Bros., not to purchase
flowers, however, but in search of art pottery. This speaks volumes for the popularity of this well-known establishment,
where all that is best in modern art expresses itself in ahundred ways. There are
chairs, tables, coffers, brassware, delicate
porcelain, doughty Doulton and majolica
—marvels in art embroideries. And the
Oriental rugs, curtains, etc.! One pauses
for adequate adjectives to describe their
fascinations ! I ! 1  ! 1  11!
But to return to Easter offerings. And
should your generous heart remember me
at this time, I pray that you wend your
way to Challoner & Mitchell's, where my
affections have lately been enslaved by
the beauties of a French enamel buckle.
You will be shown a tray full of these
tempting baubles, but the one that I long
to possess is of dark blue enamel, oblong
in shape, with a wreath of dainty "fleur-
de-lis"—"N'oublicz pas."
And I must not forget to tell you that
the Patterson Shoe Company have opened
up their new spring stock, and it behooves
me to impress upon you the importance of
selecting your foot-wear at an early date.
The day after a recent important golf
match I heard the victor telling a'group
of admirers in the tram, that it was thc
"combination that did it." "What combination?" asked they in a breath. "Why,
the good old combination of White Hock
and Johnnie Walker's," he replied. (1
must keep off thc grass—thc "Lounger"
The Standard Stationery Company
have a splendid lending library, where
One can obtain all the latest novels by
joining and payinig a moderate fee.
Apropos of stories, I was present, some
evenings since, at a neighbor's house,
where the discussion of marriage customs
in different countries was under investigation, and it'was interesting to hear a
learned old gentleman aver his experience
that perhaps nowhere, save in Ireland,
was the ideal marriage more often realized, where up to recent times, "there was
no lurid and volcanic company-keeping,
before marriage, and no Dead Sea ashes of
disillusion after." Here, according to ancient custom, the peasant mother says to
her child, "Bridget, get out your Sunday
dress; you are to be married on Thursday
evening." And Bridget says, "Very well,
mother," not even asserting the faintest
right to know the name of her spouse.
Yet these marriages are almost invariably
happy, unless drink comes in to disturb
the household peace. "How, then," concluded the speaker, "do these well-proved
facts contrast with the erotic emotionalism of other places, where people are less
pious, less simple, and less pure?" And if
we did not find an answer, we, none the
less, found food for reflection.
the Union, not excepting the Territories.
While, on tour thisjplay has never failed
to draw full houses. The costumes are
magnificent, tne scenery really good, and,
best of all, the play is smart and clean, and
is a never-failing source of joy to the
youngtsers as well as to their elders.
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*   The Drama. J
On Monday and Tuesday last the Local
Amateurs held the boards at the Victoria
Theatre with "All the Comforts of Home,"
which was produced under the auspices of
the Jubilee Hospital and under the stage
management of Mr., Irving Beers. Probably the Amateurs have never given such
an entirely successful performance since
the time of their inauguration. That their
efforts were appreciated was evidenced by
the fact that the house, which had some
vacant seats on the first evening, was
packed on the ground floor on Tuesday,
the dress circle being also well filled. The
happy result is that the hospital is benefitted to the extent of at least $200. Of
the individual performers, it is safe to say
that the honors were divided between the
Hon. Mrs. Hood and Mr. C. W. Rhodes.
The former captivated the house with her
song, "Alice Sits by the Fire," and was presented with two bouquets, which, unfortunately, she did not see till the curtain
came down. Mr. Rhodes deserves the
greatest commendation for the finished
manner in which he acted. Mr. L. Harold
Garnett was distinctly good as a comedy
artist. It was a great pity that Mr. Arthur
Gore had no opportunity to make use of
his baritone voice. The Misses Sehl both
did well, as did Miss H. Bell. Mr. George
Phillips hardly came up to the expectation
of his friends; his work lacked the necessary sustained effort, and he allowed himself to be obviously worried at the appearance of a dog which was not meant to be
included in the cast. Those who have not
yet witnessed this play should not fail to
see it next Wednesday, when it is to be
reproduced for the benefit of the indefatigable stage manager, Mr. Irving Beers.
On Monday next the musical comedy,
"Piff-Paff-Pouf," will be presented at the
Victoria Theatre, with Miss Kathryn Os-
terman as the principal lady. Miss Oster-
man has a great reputation as an interpreter of musical comedy, and also enjoys
the admiration of her friends as being a
wit of no mean sort, and a good narrator
of comic stories.
Story telling is not an art generally attributed to the gentler sex, yet there are
few men who can tell one with better
grace than Kathryn Osterman, of the
"Piff-Paff-Pouf" company. She is very
much amused at present, over the trials of
a certain young lady friend of hers who receives the attentions of two ardent admirers. Recently, while Miss Osterman was
calling on the young lady, thc door bell
rang a couple of times. The young lady
called the maid, and said: "Go to the door
and let Mr. B-—- in, Maiy.   He has rung
twice."   "It isn't Mr. B ," said Mary;
"it's the other young man." "Well, wait
a minute, then. I must change these
photographs on the mantel-piece."
Fred Mace will appear in this creation
of B. C. Whitney as the leader in the comedy parts. He has achieved renown in the
States, and is said to be the equal of any
comedy man at present on the boards.
This is the last week of the Pringle Company at the Watson Theatre. Their last
week was filled with a triple bill, including
"My Sweetheart," "Only a Farmer's
Daughter," "A Foxy Tramp," and Miss
Lansing Rowan's own interpretation of
"Camille," which is to appear on the day
of issue. Next week the theatre will be
dark, and remain so until Manager Albert
Watson has completed his business negotiations for a further renewal. Just exactly what we are to expect in the future, is
not disclosed at present, but whether the
house inclines to the present rage for
vaudeville or continues to carry on business as the home of comedy and drama,
we may be sure that Mr. Watson will in
due time stage a company which will satisfy all demands.
At the Grand Madame Gassman has
been charming all spectators by her act
with the picaninnies; the singing and acting of the little darkies evokes a feeling
of enthusiasm amongst the audience.
The Zareldas are wonderfully clever acrobats, and keep the house sitting open-
mouthed over some of their perilous feats
It is a long time since the .vaudeville stage
in Victoria has had such a singer as Rosalie
Sheldon. The ordinary singer in vaudeville is throaty and theatrical; Miss Sheldon has a clear, sweet voice, and is natural. She sings "The Last Rose of Summer"
with marvellous expression. The Moving
Pictures show the manner of the "Great
Jewel Robbery," and are quite up to their
usual mark.
Conceited Young Man—I wonder why
that young lady over there looks at me so
Sarcastic Young Lady—She has weak
eyes, and the doctor told her to relieve
them by looking at something green."
By thy own soul's law learn to live;
And if men thwart thee, take no heed;
And if men hate thee, take no care;
Sing thou thy song, and do thy deed.
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On Thursday next "The Sleeping
Beauty and the Beast," by T. Checver
Goodwin and Jno. J. McNally, will be
given at the same theatre. This piece had
a phenomenal success in New York two
seasons ago, and was a grand draw piece
at Drury Lane. Over one hundred people
arc connected with its organisation, and
it is said that the management have engaged one pretty girl from each State in
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.   Sec. Treasurer,
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Auction Sale on March 22nd
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