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Bank of Hamilton
Capital $3,440,000
Reserve $2,440,000
Savings Department.   Interest allowed   °j
on deposits. °j
Vancouver Branch 3
EWING BUCHAN,   -   Manager.
The Week
R Provincial Review and Magazine.
Lanston Monotype Composition.
A number ot new homes.   Modern in
every respect.
Easy monthly instalments.
40 Government St.,    VICTORIA.        ot
Vol. III.   No.
One Dollar Per Annum.
IThe Editor's Review
Of Current Topics.
jAWoman The hero has fallen
Jin the Case, from his pedestal.
Maxim Gorky as an
idol is no more. He has quite re-
lently been proved to have feet
of clay, and it would not be
amiss to add cheeks of brass, and a
wooden head. Also he was stuffed
with sawdust—poor material out of
which to construct a popular idol;
more suitable for a doll. The great
lion of Socialism, whose roar stirred
Russia, has demonstrated that braying is more in his line, and is now as
profuse in his denunciation of things
American as he was laudatory of the
land of the screaming eagle and the
Statue of Liberty only a few weeks
ago. We sometimes indulge in a
little harmless chaff at the foibles
of our Southern neighbors, but when
it comes to sizing up a man, and determining his public status, they
apply methods which are at once
'direct  and  illuminating.    Maxim
orky has fallen at the first fence,
because he either did not know or
did not reckon with this fact. A
continent on which woman holds
[the proud position occupied by the
[American wife and mother, toler-
tes no such defence as desertion of
wife and children.    Greater men
han Gorky have fallen victims to
the attractions of fascinating femininity, but they have managed it
letter. It is the old story: if a man
[will stand in the limelight, he must
[expect to be seen through and
hrough.  Also, when a woman has
ihown the devotion and self-sacri-
Lice of Madame Gorky, the silly old
[world will still hold it a crime to de-
lert her and her children, even for
[a prettyactress. But look at the
price which a born leader of men
ays for his whistle, when he sacri-
[fices the possibilities of a great cause
or personal  gratification.    Gam-
ietta, Parnell, Dilke, Crispi, Gorky
what a galaxy of stars!  What an
nothing of the others? "Oh," says
our mentor, "force of character, individuality, a genius for organization, and deep religious fervor."
Well, admitting the former, the
latter is positively overpowering.
It is that kind of religious fervor which divorecs the transcental
from the ethlica, and theory from
practice. Again, our mentor does
not attribute Dowie's downfall to
his "'being found out," as most
plain people would, but to supersaturated egotism." We wonder if
the writer has ever heard of John
Henry Prince, whose palatial residence and pseudo-religious settlement has flourished for fifty years
in Somersetshire, and whose peculiar tenets were parodied so cleverly
thirty years ago or more by Artemus
Ward, in "The free-lovers of Berlin
Heights"? When our mentor has
leisure, he might do worse than
study the philosophy of all these
modern cults which "shout and
fume their little day." He would
find that what was an accident of
an incident in the careers of truly
great men is the whole genius or
these sham faiths, and that in all,
the basal element is that which has
kept Mormonism alive so long.
Eliminate that feature, and disintegration and dissolution are speedy.
tenths of the community. If ever
there was a case in which clemency
would have been justified, this is
one. Punishment has been forced
to the absolute limit, ostracism has
been added to dismissal, and since
we know that the men responsible
for this last infirmity of noble minds
"are all honorable men," we can only
marvel at the psychological phenomenon presented, and at the intricate convolutions of reasoning
by which they justify their action
to their own hearts and consciences.
They may be immaculate, but if
they ever appear before the far off
public opinion they will be apt to
remember the last line of the immortal plea, "How shall we hope for
mercy, showing none?"
fore have no ground of complaint.
This is about the most unblushing
defence of peculation by public servants which can be found on the
records of Hansard. It is not a
matter of party politics, as far
as the public is concerned, but
a case of universal condemnation
of a bogus company, formed by paid
officials of the government to pilfer
from the Treasury at the rate of
$200,000 a year for doing work
which they were already paid to do.
No ,we were wrong; the condemnation is not universal—Duncan Ross
dissents. His name should go down
to prosperity as the modern Gar-
gantua, who could swallow, Sifton
Preston and Smart and all their
Pretext or
and Mercy.
Strange    An   influential   Coast
3edfellows. daily, respected by all,
and admired by some,
vhose special mission is to act as
5uide, philosopher and friend to the
ising generation on matters per-
aining to moral ethics, undertakes
determine the status of John
Alexander Dowie.  This is a matter
in which all civilized people, includ-
dg the dwellers in Zion City, with
Ihe single exception, perhaps, of
liss Rofer, have  made up their
nds.    New York,  London and
lark have agreed in denominating
|im an arrant humbug, and hypo-
itical fakir, with natural tenden-
les which  identify  his  ultimate
tms with those of Brigham Young,
faithful and  blessed  memory
lur contemporary, whilst admitting
]ie soft impeachment, sees in Dowie
alities which entitle him to be
1   with   Luther,   Cromwell,
Inox, Bunyan, Wesley and Gen-
al Booth.   Shades of Procrustes!
hat has the blatant, blasphemous
femagogue of Zion City in common
If we know anything
of Miss Agnes Deans
Cameron, she is made
of that stuff which would carry her
to the stake rather than permit her
to put up any plea for mercy to the
Education Department. She chose
her own line of action; at the bar of
justice, and of public opinion she is
held to have erred. She has lost an
honored position after occupying it
for many years—practically all her
life. The loss was accompanied by
circumstances of publicity and exposure which added something of
humiliation to the other distressing
conditions which developed. The
ready, but not too considerate, retort is that she brought it all on herself, and she has no one else to
blame. The obvious reply to this
merciless, if not harsh, judgment, is
"humanum est errare." The Education Department have seen fit to
view the whole case through the
medium of cast-iron regulations and
inflexible law. It was their prerogative, and they have exercised it.
There are those, however, never
friendly to Miss Cameron, and recognizing from the first that she
was hopelessly in the wrong, who
have experienced a revulsion of feeling since learning that in the courts
of the department justice is not to
be tempered with mercy, but that
because it is in the bond, the full
"pound of flesh is to be e"xacted.
So be it, no doubt, the advisors can
put up a perfectly logical defense,
based inferentially on the old Mosaic edict, "the soul that sinneth it
shall die"; but The Week believes
that in this anti-climax it will not
be sustained by the opinion of humane nennle. who constitute nine-
The Vancouver World
waxes wroth because
the Ministerial Association and the Manager of the
Opera House together tabooed the
giving of a sacred concert on Sunday, albeit the proceeds were for the
cause of charity. It seems to us that
the worthy editor misses the point
when he attributes this action to the
fact that the name of the Ministerial
Association was unwarrantably used
to advertise the performance. That
|.was a mere incident. The real reason is that it has never been found
possible to regulate the Sunday concert. It always runs to secularism
and profit making. It was thoroughly tested in Montreal five years
ago by a zealous ex-clergyman, who
attempted to combine Bible readings, impromptu prayers, moving
pictures (of scenes in the Holy
Land), and "sacred" music. Gradually the programme veered towards
funny stories, Coney Island pictures, and rag-time melodies. Up
to this stage 25 cents admission had
been charged. The authorities, seeing by this time that the small percentage given to charity was only a
cloak to cover private greed, shut
down on the performance. It was
continued without admission fee, as
the law permits, and a "silver collection" was taken up. In a few
weeks the end came. There is no
middle course in the matter of Sunday concerts. If the promoters are
philanthropic, as they always declare, let them make it free; if there
is a charge, it is simply an attempt
to carry profit making into seven
days, and the plea of charity a is
mere cloak.
Too Busy Victoria is still consum-
to Act. ing chemical milk and
diseased meat. The
dealer in formalheyde, glucose and
boracic acid is doing a thriving business. Mayor Morley is too busy to
act, but he says it is Dr. Tolmie's
funeral, and in any case the latter
is underpaid. These are the facts.
What is the remedy?
Fideo Duncan Ross is the one
Defennsor. man in the Canadian
Commons to stand on
his feet and defend the government
contract with the North Atlantic
Trading Company. This more than
justifies all that The Week has said
about Duncan Ross. The mere
statement of that fact is a severer
condemnation than any criticism
words can frame. If anything could
add to the weight of the condemnation, it is a recital of the line of argument pursued by the member
for the Yale-Cariboo district. He
knows no fine distinctions, and disdains even the appearance of de-
decency in his political advocacy.
He states "the country got good
value for their money," and there-
the Rod
A recent investigation of
a charge of excessive
corporal punishment in a
Victoria school has directed attention to a subject of perennial interest and importance. The opinion
of nearly all thoughtful men, of
judicial mind, is that a teacher
should have the right to inflict such
punishment, and in doing so to take
both the responsibility and consequences of his action. To deprive
him of his power is to handicap him
in the most important work of the
public service, and to place a premium on disobedience and misconduct. It goes without saying that on
this continent children are spoiled
to an extent which seems appalling
to those who were trained in the
Old Country under the directing influence of the "tawse," but even
there the tendency of the age is to
limit this form of punishment. A
Privy Councillor, writing to the
Standard says, apropos of this:
"Unless we return to a more Spartan-like training of our young people, we shall certainly pay the penalty which nature demands of all
that disobey her rules; and there is
no rule upon which Mother Nature
is more insistent than that the acquisition of her favors can only be
obtained through suffering, struggle and self-denial. She is no humanitarian, and in the training of her
children can never be accused of
unduly sparing the rod.   It would
be better for us if we not only obeyed her precepts, but followed her
example more closely in the training of the young."
The Federal government is making a very
laudable effort to induce the King and Queen to visit
Canada next year. Nothing is more
gratifying than to find that men of
all parties and proclivities are joining hands to strengthen the invitation. Even "Fire-Eating" Bourassa made quite a graceful speech
in supporting the motion. He said
none of His Majesty's subjects in
Canada would be better pleased to
welcome him than the French-
Canadian Catholics of Quebec.
One reason was that he was the
personification of constitutional respect for all his liberty-loving subjects, and because he would be the
last one in the whole Empire to uphold any policy or support any
scheme by which any section of the
Empire would be deprived of any
portion of its liberty or authority.
Ireland The steady, determined
Pacified, resistance of the English
people to any breach of
the constitution in connection with
Home Rule for Ireland, coupled
with an equally strong desire to
remedy legitimate grievances haB
at last borne fruit. John Redmond,
who speaks as the leader of the Nationalist party, said in the House of
Common^ the other day, "Ireland
today is pcacefu'. There is no political rancour; there is no politcal
disturbance.'' All over the west and
south of the Emerald Isle the judges
at the recent spring ass'zes have
been presented with whi c gloves,
as there were no criminal cases to
come before them. The policy of
the Unionist party is being vindicated.
Beautify The World's plan to
Vancouver, beautify Vancouver i»
a good one. Its main
feature is to induce the citizens to
plant trees, rose trees or bushes for
choice. To stimulate this laudable
project a system of prizes is being
arranged for. Such a scheme has
everything to recommend it, and
could be copied with advantage in
other places. Along with it should
go the clearing of vacant lots, which
are among the most neglected and'
objectional features of the Terminal
City. Business lots could at least
be kept clear, instead of becoming a
dumping ground for rubbish, and residential lots would sell better and
quicker for being at any rate partially cultivated and planted.
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FRENCH CLARET, 3 bottles for  1.00
NATIVE I'ORT, 3 bottles tor  1.00
RHINE WINE, per bottle  1,15
MARTINI COCKTAILS, per bottle...   1J5
DIXI H. ROSS & CO.,   Ill Gov't St.,  VICTORIA
The Tower of Siloam.
Vancouver ministers rendered a service
to the cause of Christian charity on Sunday last by deprecating any such Pharisaical deduction as that the dwellers in
San Francisco were greater sinners than
their fellows. The spirit which could favor
such a conclusion is happily dying out. It
is a relic of ultra-Puritanism, as unworthy
of the intelligence as of the heart of the
twentieth century. The query of the
Master, "Think ye that these men on
whom the tower of Siloam fell were sinners above other men?" rings in the ears
of the world today as a rebuke and a protest, and there are many more who subscribe to its tenets now than when it was
uttered. Vancouver has done well to
emphasize the lesson.
Qoosequlll Rivalry.
The latest proposition in newspaper
circles is that The Vancouver World shall
be given away with a pound of tea. The
immediate cause of this suggestion is that
in their prolonged controversy as to which
is gaining ground in popular favor the
more rapidly, The AVorld or The Province,
both have been driven to adopt methods
of increasing their circulation which are
far less reasonable and businesslike than
the one mentioned above. Jugs, cups,
plates, vases, canary seed, oleographs and
pickles, all of which cost more than five
cents, are now given away with the proverbial pound of tea; why not The World
or. The Province? Incidentally such a
system would tend to increase the consumption of the cup that cheers hut not
inebriates. Editors Higgins and Nichol
might do worse than think it over.
on a visit to a resident in the city. The
Vancouver man showed the visitor over
the city, and then took him for a drive out
the New Westminster Road. On the way
they met a friend of the Vancouverite
driving in company with a lady. The
visitor was smitten by the lady's charms,
and succeeded in kindling an answering
flame in her breast, so that she left her first
companion and took up with the stranger.
The forsaken swain lost his nerve when he
lost the lady, and, returning home alone,
let his horse run away. The friend whom
the stranger was visiting also returned to
the city unaccompanied. He heard nothing of the stranger till early this morning,
when he learned that the pair who had become so suddenly and violently attached
to each other, had been married last night
in the Hotel Vancouver by special license.
The ceretiony was performed py a prominent Presbyterian minister of the city."
Sporting Comment.
The organization meeting of the Victoria
West Lacrosse Club took place Wednesday
evening in the V.W.A.A. rooms, when it
was decided to enter a team in the Junior
League of the city. The reports of various
officials were received, and showed the
club to be in a flourishing condition. They
have beeen notified that the Vancouver
Juniors will come over here for a game on
May 24th, and it was decided to procure
new uniforms previous to this game. The
following officers were elected: President
and manager, Alex. Stevens; secretary-
treasurer, H. Campbell; team captain, W.
Sugar From Vancouver.
"It is an ill wind that blows nobody
good," and Vancouver is realizing the
truth of the proverb in a large demand for
sugar, as a result of the San Francisco disaster. The local refinery is thc only one
on thc Pacific Const available for increased
supplies, and has already received orders
which will tax its utmost capacity for
many months to come. This is one occasion on which enterprise reaps its just reward.
By playing the Celtics to a goalless draw
on Saturday afternoon at the Brockton
Point grounds, the Garrison eleven are
for another year the champions of the
British Columbia Soccer League. It was by
long odds the best exhibition of the Association game ever seen in Vancouver,
and while unable to score there can be no
doubt that the Celtics had a shade the
better of the game practically all the way,
ami gave Worrall in goal for the Garrison
more than twice the work that Rose had
to care for. The game was very clean, the
referee, Mr. C. A. P. Gill, of Chilliwack,
having the players well in hand.
Noble Example.
The Ladysmith Intermediate Football
Club has secured the intermediate championship of British Columbia by deteating
the Columbian College team by 3 goals to 1
in the final match played Saturday.
The incident reported in The Saturday
Evening World cannot be too widely made
known as an instance of devoted self-
"At a time when most people are catering to the bodily wants of thc San Francisco homeless, there are others who have I
thought of the physical need of the sick l
and wounded.  Such a one has now locally '
come forward in the person of Miss McLeod, a capable trained nurse, niece of ex-
Mayor M. A. McLean.   Miss McLeod has j
tendered  her services  for two months j
gratis, and has offered to pay her wayi
could the relief committee not arrange for I
transportation.   The noble example setj
by this young lady is well worthy of imitation, as it is such people like Miss Mc-1
Leod who will make our country truly,
great in the minds of the citizens of the
republic to the south."
Early in the foot ball season just closed,
Mr. Reggie Woodward made an offer of a
haudsome medal for best all-round pigskin chaser that Vancouver College could
produce. At a meeting of the football club
on liday afternoon, the decoration was
awarded by popular vote to Mr. Sam McLeod, otherwise known as "Unc." Sam's
record as a gridiron specialist certainly
justified the choice of his team mates.
Big Water Record.
Much disquietude is being felt in Vancouver in consequence of the recording of
25,000 miners inches of water from Lillooet
River by the Burrard Company. Thc contention, emanating from New Westminster, and supported by the Terminal City,
is that it will prevent the floating of logs
and the establishment of lumber mills at
the Coast, as the damming of the water
would leave the bed of the rivor practically dry. It is about time that all water
powers were handled by thc government,
in the public welfare, and with due regard
to every interest affected.
Too Slow.
Victoria has been taunted with being
slow. After reading the following from
a Vancouver paper, probably Victorians
will be confirmed in their opinion that it
is possible to be a little too swift.
"Vancouver was yesterday thc scene of
a romance, dazzling in the suddenness
with which it eventuated m marriage, and
remarkable in several other respects. A
man arrived here from the East yesterday
The C.A.L.A., at its annual meeting on
Saturday admitted Vancouver's new senior club, the Maple Leaf, into the association, and accepted Victoria as an honorary
member. According to the schedule of
matches arranged, four games will be played ou each of the grounds of the Vancouver
the Maple Leafs and New Westminster
clubs, and three exhibition games in Victoria, thc Capital City Club defraying the
full expenses of the teams playing the latter games.
The full schedule arranged is as follows;
May 24, Maple Leaf vs. New Westminster;
May 24, Vancouver vs. Victoria (ex.);
June 9, Maple Leaf vs. Vancouver; June
23, New Westminster vs. Maple Leaf; July
2, New Westminster vs. Vancouver; July
7, Maple Leaf, vs. Victoria (ex.); July 14,
Vancouver vs. New Westminster; July
21, Vancouver vs. Maple Leaf; August 4,
New Westminster vs. Vancouver; August
18, Maple Leaf vs. New- Westminster; Aug
ust 25, Maple Leaf vs. Vancouver; September 3, New Westminster vs. Maple
Leal; September 8, New Westminster vs.
Victoria (ox. ; September 15, Vancouver
vs. Maple Leaf; October 4 or 6, Vancouver
vs. New- Westminster.
The games arc to be played on the
grounds of the last mentioned club in each
case. In adopting the schedule, a recommendation was incorporated, at the request of Mr. C. W. Murray, to the effect
that when drawing up tho 1907 scedule,
the Maple Leaf Club bo given the Dominion Bay match on its grounds.
The Original Grand View
Opposite C. P, R. Depot.
Bass's Celebrated Burton Ale on Draught.
"An 'orderly' house kept by an 'orderly' man."
AMES cannon, proprietor.
Faces on two streets, Cordova and Water.
The house of Vancouver if you want to meet an
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and up, and all good rooms.
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Mrs. Crabb (who is on a visit with husband to view a villa for sale): "Oh, how
beautiful. The magnificent view makes
mc perfectly speechless." Mr. Crabb: "I
will buy the villa."—London Puck.
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West Indian Sanitarium.
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Open Irom 2 to 5 and 7.30 to 10.30 p.m.
Admission : Afternoon, 15c, including
skates. Evening, 35c, including skates.
Admission to Balcony, ioc.
The Rink will be reserved on Wednesday afternoons exclusively for ladles
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603 Hastings Street, Vancouver
Vancouver Opera House
E. R. Ricketts, Manager.
To-night, Saturday April 38
The Successful Comedy
Will be produced by local Amateurs, under thel
auspices of the children's Aid Society.  Alii
receipts will be devoted to the relief of the
homeless children of San FranciscO.
Popular Prices,
Everybody Should Go THE WEEK, SATURDAY. APRIL   38, 1906.
At The Street   *}
Corner h
This is going to be a bad week for The
Lounger. Why? Because nobody is talking about anything else but the awful
tragedy at San Francisco; and although
The Lounger is allowed to sympathize
in quiet, he is supposed to furnish a column which will appeal to the lighter side
of human life. Like Punchinello his heart
may be breaking for his Columbine, but it
is his job to look on life from a cheerful
standpoint, and to spend his time in poking quiet fun at other people; and if he can
do so when they are least expecting it,
why, so much the better.
Now there is a little thing which has
struck me lately, and which I think other
people may have noticed. There is an old
saying that "Music hath charms to soothe
the savage breast." I believe that this is
true. There is another saying, which
comes from the Psalms: something about
a deaf adder which will not listen to the
charmer, "charm he never so wisely." At
present there are three tally-ho coaches
prancing up and down the streets of Victoria. I know that one of them has a horn
which is blown most vigorously by some
one in authority. I know that one of them
has not a horn, or at any rate, it is not
blown; I am uncertain as to the third. But
the fact remains that all three are always
nearly empty. Last Sunday two of these
coaches passed me on the Dallas Road,
and I do not think that there were more
than eight persons on the two together.
Is this due to the unwise charming of the
musician (I know he misses one note in one
of his roulades) or to the fact that Victorians are not savage enough to be soothed? Of course, I am personally inclined
to take a more sensible view of the whole
thing, and to say it is absurd to expect
people to go for coach drives in April, even
when we are blessed with the marvellous
weather we have had. The majority of
patrons go for these drives with their better halves, and better halves have an idea
that it is "chilly"; "Why, it's not May yet,
Jim." Possibly the livery stables are only
undergoing thc extra wear and tear to get
the horses into training.
There was a nasty accident last Sunday
near The Fountain, in Douglas street,
when a rig and a pair took fright (at least
the pair took it) at a street car, and upset
the occupants. Fortunately no one was
injured, but the gentleman who was riding
so fast on a bicycle that he could not avoid
the overturned carriage is doubtless by
now pondering over the repair bill. Had
he been a detective from romance, like the
inestimable Sherlock, instead of being
merely a paid member of the force, he
would have doubtless deduced the accident, and deducted the expense.
Talking about detectives, what do you
think of this for the title of a story, in such
a respectable paper too as The World:
"Raffles Holmes, the Nostalgia of Nervy
Jim, the Snatcher"? Well, well, such a
heading to a story takes me back to the
dear old days of childhood, and reminds
me of a celebrated romance, which I began
to write in those days, for even at twelve I
was a genius. The title which I carefully
printed above the first chapter was "The
Sanguinary Seamstress, or the Mystery of
the Blood-Stained Bodkin." I never got
any further than the first chapter, because
someone pointed out to me that there could
never have been any mystery which could
have escaped the eye of the bodkin. So
easily are we discouraged.
How buoyant my spirits were the other
day when I read in a paper a letter from
some Vancouver correspondent describing
the horrors of Vancouver streets. Apparently they are worse than those in Victoria. I wonder whether they are worse
than the sidewalk in Broadway, New York,
was in December, 1904? I remember that
that same sidewalk impressed itself on my
mind more than anything else on my first
acquaintance with the American continent. By the way, I was "called down"
rather sharply the other day by a friend
who wanted to know why I picked Relle-
ville street out as an example of municipal
slackness rather than St. Lawrence street.
The reason is obvious—I frequently walk
along Belleville, but sek.om along St. Lawrence.
Seeing that several copies of this paper
are sent every week to Cranbrook, I will
take this opportunity of warning my dumb
friends there, as I did my Victoria dittoes
about a month ago, that they had better be
careful how they "lounge" the street corners. The dog-tax has been instituted,
and a pound formed, and a pound-keeper
installed. There was no mention made of
a butterfly net for the latter. Possibly
Cranbrook is ahead of Victoria in this respect.
"Babette" monopolises the delicate subject of "ladies' wear," but I do not think
she claims any monopoly on the subject of
suitable apparel for mere man, so I ven
ture to inform my fellows that, according
to the latest edict of Poole, "Green, green,
green," is the predominating color among
all smart men for morning wear. As soft
flannel shirts are now so much worn in the
morning, these should be carefully chosen
if to be used with green suits, and nothing
approaching red or heliotrope should be
worn. Perhaps the smartest shade of footwear is a nut-brown.
Also, I am rather envious of the popularity of the verses of our lady contributor,
so venture the reflection anent the fashionable craze of cigarette smoking by ladies:
If Beauty it helps not to worry and fret,
Why grudge her the boon of the mild oigarette?
Never  mind  what  proportions  her  "vice" if
So long as her fretting is oured by her furoingl
Notes on
Canadian News.
In Another Vein.
The Golden Star makes merry over the
fact that W. A. Galliher, M.P., has gone
into the Cobalt district at the head of a
silver prospecting syndicate, in the hope
that he may find it more profitable than
gold-mining at Ottawa. The Star, albeit
a Liberal organ, has the effrontery to declare that he has not been successful as a
politician. Surely that depends on how
success is measured. There are those who
think that, viewed in one aspect, his
career has been a phenomenal success,
Perhaps The Star was thinking, of something else.
Out on Bail.
Joseph Phillips, the York County Loan
swindler, has been liberated on bail, and
it is suggested that in consideration of the
surrender of much of the loot which he and
his lady assistants got away with no further proceedings should be taken. It is
true that people set a high value on their
money, but there are some precious scoundrels for whose punishment people are
willing to pay, and Phillips is one of that
class. It will be a gross miscarriage of jus-
ice if he escapes the penetentiary. He
should certainly have a substantial term,
if only "pour discourager les autres."
Frank Slide.
The Frank slide, which occurred some
four years ago, was one of the most remarkable of the many phenomena which
have occurred in connection with displacements of earth. A mountainside,
estimated to contain 100,000,000 tons,
fell and covered an area of at least two
square miles, burying eighty people. We
are reminded of the occurrence by the
completion of a waggon road over the
slide, which does away with the inconvenience makeshift round the fall, which
has done duty for four years, and once
more gives access to the prairie. Its completion is a practical reminder of a dire
Good News.
At last the Canadian public are likely
to be relieved from the flood of cheap and
vulgar American magazines which have
for so long been inflicted on us. Canadian
newspaper dealers have been notified by
American magazine sales dealers that the
Dominion postoffice department has withdrawn second-class mail rates of one cent
a pound from many of the cheaper American magazines, which must in the future
pay one cent for every two ounces. The
dealers say that this will mean that thc
cost of carrying by mail for ten-cent publications will be increased to six cents in
each case, and that the cost of such magazines will in thc future be 13 cents, that
is if thc old rate of seven cents, plus the
postage. The dealers are left to make
their own rate to the Canadian public who
want the books in question.
To the West.
A move which presages great things for
Western Canada is the proposed location
of a branch of the Canada Iron Co., of
Montreal, at Fort William. The principal
partners in this old established iron making
firm are the Drummonds and John Mc-
Dougall, household names in connection
with the greatest of all industires. The
first plant is to cost $125,000, and employ
300 men, but this is only a commencement.
The whole project involves the smelting of
Canadian ores and the moving of the base
of hardware supplies 2,000 miles further
West. All this confirms the opinion that
matters are speedily ripening for the establishment of a great steel industry in the
West, and probably at the Coast.
No Cinch.
According to Eastern dispatches, the
portfolio of Minister of the Interior is no
sinecure. What with the legacy of iniquity bequeathed by his predecessor and
his own incapacity, Frank Oliver appears
to be having a hard time of it in Ottawa.
He is goaded continuously by Hon. George
Foster, cold-shouldered by his colleagues
in the Cabinet, and exercises very slight
influence over the Western Liberals.
There is no strong belief that he and the
department of Interior are in for a long
companionship. There is a shuffle coming
this summer, and Frank Oliver's chances
of surviving it are very doubtful.
Blot on the Escutcheon.
The faculty of McGill University has
offered the honorable degree of L.L.D. to
Andrew Carnegie, the Scotch-American
multi-millionaire who shot down his workmen during a strike at Homestead works,
and who is trying so hard to die poor because he considers it would be a disgrace
to die rich. Apart from the sordid and
hypocritical character of the man,- it will
never be forgotten by Englishmen that
twenty years ago his blatant screed, entitled, "Triumphant Democracy," was
excluded from English libraries because
of its personal abuse of Queen Victoria and
other members of the Royal family. Canadians cannot forget that he never loses an
opportunity to insult their aspirations
and belittle their schemes. Never has a
public institution more flagrantly prostituted its noble purposes than in this attempt to glorify triumphant hogocracy.
Col. Sanders to Leave Calgary.
Col. Sanders, officer commanding the
R.N.W.M.P. at Calgary, hasS been granted
three months' leave of absence, and will go
on the 21st inst. to spend a well-earned
holiday at the Pacific Coast. While no official announcement has been made, there
is a rumor in the air that the colonel may
not return to Calgary at the expiration of
his leave. The report goes further, and
intimates that he will be promoted to
headquarters, and that Superintendent
Constantine will take his place at Calgary.
Col. Sanders has been a most popular and
efficient commanding officer, and the report of his removal, if true, will mean a
great loss to Calgary.
Why the almond flowers before its leaves huve
Once in that month when spring and winter meet
Death on a sick-hed his grim gaze has bent.
"Leave me," the doomed man cried, "the spring
to greet,
Let me see blossom; then I die content."
Death glanced on the brown earth, the still black
"Nay," made he answer, "nay, that may not be,
Weeks must pass yet ere sleeping trees arouse;
Tomorrow must thy soul be mate with me."
Then the sick man prayed in his grief to her,
The Goddess whom all flowers and trees love
"O bid the sap today to mount and stir
Life in the brunches that their buds may swell
And cover them with blossoms pink and white.
When 1 have seen again that delicate bloom
Fretted against the cold, blue evening light,
I will go down contented to the tomb."
The Goddess heard and pitied, nnd her breath
Gently curressed a leafless almond tree.
'Blossom," she whispered, "let us cheat cruel
Blossom for this poor dying soul to see."
His sad eyes smiled to see thc boughs grow gay,
No more death's summons fdled him with dull
Therefore, upon the almond to this day
Ever the blossoms come before the leaf.
"Is your wife entertaining this winter?"
"No; not very."
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What a Life.
Fair, grasped the situation, and at once
asked for a subscription, which the hostess
gave in order to get rid of him. "My dear
things," she said, "it's a shocking precedent, but otherwise he would have stayed
to beg, and now we can begin at once."
Who can complain that London is dull?
Why, read the comic papers to realize the
solemnities of life. Last week we lived in
a condition of turbulence. Wherever I
moved I came across Jap sailors and English admirers, expressing esteem by cries
of "What cheer!" "Buck up, Jappies!"
and other elegant Britishisms. At the
music halls they played the National Anthem of the almond land. One dose of
that composition was sufficient for me.
What with Frenchmen, Japanese and
other foreign visitors being feted in our
streets and public places, we shall soon
be forgetting our own nationality altogether. The Japs are a smart lot, however, and I am plad they had a good time.
What impressed me most in connection
with their visit was the remark of an ample
lady, with large basket evidently containing somebody's washing. The good soul-
gazing at the passing sailors with an as,
tonished countenance, exclaimed to her
little girl, "My word, Emmal Ain't they
As It Was "Spoke."
All visitors to Nelson's tomb in St.
Paul's do not show the same reverence as
Togo's sailors. There used to be a guide
there who, when visitors were inspecting
the tomb, would strike up: "That, gentlemen, his the tomb of the greatest naval
'ero Europe or the world hever knew,
Lord Nelson. This marble sorcoughhogus
weighs forty-two tons; hinside that is a
steel recepticle weighing twelve tons; and
hinside that is a leaden casket, 'ermetically
sealed, weighing over two tons. Hinside
that is a mahogany coffin, 'olding the
hashes of the great 'ero." A Yankee, who
had listened attentively to this oration,
said on one occasion, "Well, I guess you've
got him. If he ever gets out of that, cable
me at my expense."
In "Minor" Key."
Bishop Taylor-Smith, Chaplain-Qeneral
to the army forces, narrated to a Levcn-
shulme congregation the other evening a
pathetic incident he witnessed from his
room at the War Office. "The cabman
and his horse were having their dinner,"
the worthy bishop explained, "and he had
in his hand a newspaper full of sand-
dwishes—those known as the 'door-step'
style. 'Cabby' threw away a hard piece
of meat in the mud, and before the pigeons
in the locality could get hold of it a poor
woman dressed in black, darted forward,
seized the meat, and ate it ravenously.
You should have seen the face of that cad-
man," the bishop cried, "when I saw him
give the whole of his sandwiches to the
poor woman. His face was the face of an
Costliness of Marriage.
The man who was a man of means forty
years ago can now scarcely afford to ma'rry
within his own class, and either remains a
bachelor or marries a girl "from outside."
—Vanity Fair.
Bridge Mad.
A country clergyman calling on an influential neighbor, and being shown in by
mistake, was amazed when twenty ladies
came into the drawing room from luncheon
all in evening dress. They had come so
dressed intending to play bridge all the
afternoon, dine without going home, and
play on all the evening into the small
hours.  The worthy vicar, relates Vanity
Defining a Movement.
Taken as a whole, the ethical movement
in England is simply a hospital for cranks.
—F. Rogers, in The Treasury.
Britain's Real Rulers.
The real ruler of England is the permanent official, an easy-going person whose
berth is secure and whose pension awaits
him when he has put in the fewest number
of hours a day that the law allows, doing
as little in that time as is compatible with
keeping awake. The only real passion of
his life is a hatred of all reformers.—Idler,
Women as Club Members.
Woman cannot doze in armchairs and
growl in corners; she cannot lunch in splendid isolation and monopolize the papers
she does not wish to read. She is sociable,
and amiably disposed towards the humble
efforts of the chef and the committee.
Therefore, I suppose, she is not "clubbable."—Miranda, in Lady's Pictorial.
Defence of Capitalism.
Your capitalist may be as greedy as he
pleases, but he cannot "make a fortune
for himself" without distributing a much
larger one among the community.—The
Splendid Australian Fruit.
Five thousand boxes of apples and pears
—the first consignment of the season from
Australia—secured satisfactory prices at
Covent Garden. Jonathan Stone pippins
and Alexanders sold at 17s. per case,
weighing 361bs., this being the highest
price yet paid by buyers at first h nd.
The fruit, however, was the finest that
ever reached London.
The Football Association.
Mr. J. C. Clegg presided over a meeting
of the council, at the offices of the essocia-
tion, 104 High Holborn, W.C., on Monday.
Mr. F. Kirkham (Preston) was appointed
referee for the final tie, at the Crystal Palace, between Newcastle United and Ever-
ton on April 21st. Certain alterations in
the rules were agreed to and a new one
passed prohibiting matches on Sunday
within the jurisdiction of the association,
but not affecting matches played abroad.
Clubs shall not be compelled to play on
Good Friday or on Christmas Day.
Tea and the Birth-Rate.
Dr. Williams, Medical Officer of Health
for Sandal ,near Wakefield, in his annual
report, refers to the birth-rate, and speculates on causes of decline. "We have got
the credit of being a drunken nation for a
thousand years," he says, "with less cause
now than in the past so that alcohol alone
cannot be blamed, but it is an interesting
problem whether the addition to it of the
excessive tea-drinking habits of our time
may not have had a powerful effect in lowering both the birth-rate and the mental
and muscular fibre of the nation,"
Mixed Marriages.
The mixed-marriage question is said to
be becoming a serious one in the East End
of London. In the neighborhood of the
docks, where aliens mostly settle, immigrants from all parts of the world intermarry, and there are innumerable cases of
Englishwomen having Chinese, Japanese,
Lascar and African negro husbands. Jews
of all nations inter-marry, but instances of
Jews and Christians forming alliances are
comparatively rare. In Sydney, Australia, the contrary is apparently the case,
judging from mail advices. There, complaints have been made to the Rabbi that
the male Jews are Rarrying out of the
faith, and Jewish women are asking,
"Where are we to get husbands?" There
is no such crisis in London, however-
Mixed marriages are discountenanced,
and in no synagogue will they be performed.
The ladies of Victoria covered themselves with burnt cork, powder and glory
on Wednesday night, in the cause of sweet
charity. It is safe to say that few cities
in the Dominion could have put on such
an amateur show, and although the men
did well, the honors were fairly carried off
by the gentler sex, of whom Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Hood, Mrs. Tye and Miss Newling were the stars. The latter is an ideal
"little soubrette," who could play Lady
Holyrood to perfection, and that is saying
a great deal.
In reply to a correspondent, whom the
Editor has turned over to my tender mercies, I may say that when last in England
I noticed that the Scilly Isles were still off
the west coast of Cornwall, almost within
sight of Penzance. The Channel Islands,
including Guernsey, held their accustomed
position in the English Channel, almost
in the line of the steamboats plying from
Southampton to Cherbourg. There is a
distinction, and it is not altogether "silly."
Professors of languages have been likened to pigs, because they "root" for a living.
It requires more philosophy to part
with things as they go than to take things
as they come.
Another correspondent is perturbed because "Monica" in her Easter sketch used
the phrase, "Requiem of joy," and goes
to the trouble of cutting the name and address in strips from The Week, gumming
them on the front of a post card, and doing the same for the unfortunate phrase
on the back. Why this extreme care to
maintain an incog., only to forget that the
red crayon which underlined and made
the mark of interrogation would give away
the sender? The phrase is unusual, or it
would not be Monica's; but it is quite correct. An Easter requiem must, not in any
narrow eclesiastical sense, but in the broad
view always have an underlying current
of joy, if the teaching of the great religious festival is rightly understood. The
phrase must be considered in relation to
the occasion, the incident related, and the
reverie of the narrator.
bride blushing very prettily, and was completely floored when the happy Benedict
ventured, "Well, we only knew each other
two days." I would throw up my hat and
yell, "Three cheers for Dan Cupid," if I
were not a
Why is it necessary to remind the long-
suffering Victorian that he lives alongside
"America," with a large "A," and that at
any rate as far as theatrical entertainments are concerned, he is absolutely dependent on what Seattle, Portland or
Frisco may send him? Why did the Y,M.
C.A., of all British institutions, advertise
Frederick Warde as the great "American"
actor? He was born in London, was trained by Henry Irving, and had achieved success on the historic Lyceum stage, with
that great actor, in the seventies. Is this
conventional prefix supposed to add value
to the announcement? It would be instructive to make a list of "American"
celebrities, both in the drama and athle-
letics, who are British-born, and who won
their laurels in the Mother Country before
being attached by "America."
The Board of Trade is hardly treating
Mr. Davis's proposals with the consideration they deserve. Whatever the duty
of the Development League may be, it cannot absolve the Board of Trade from the
obligations of its charter, and foremost
among these is the furnishing of reliable
data as to the resources of the Island. A
broad-guage policy is what is wanted.
My little story of last week about three
men and the most charming girl in Victoria has brought me a peck of trouble.
I have received ten threatening letters,
three ugly valentines, and two challenges;
and why, gentle reader? Why? All because my numerous correspondents claim
that my description exactly fits a girl of
their acquaintance. Well, I am delighted
to hear that there are many more of the
kind so greatly admired by the disconsolate three; but all the same I ha' my dou'ts.
I was much taken with the pretty little
romance in Vancouver, related in another
column, wherein an Eastern man and a
Vancouver girl fell in love at a glance,
were mortally wounded, and got wed the
same night. This, taken in conjunction
with the incident in Nanaimo when a member of the Pringle Stock Company married a belle of the Coal City after two days'
acquaintance, led me to reflect that possibly the age of romance had not passed
after all. Thinking to surprise and delight a young married friend of mine and
his charming wife by relating the above
occurrence as unique in this prosaic age
I was not a little nonplussed to notice the
She came in with a rustle and a flutter
that attracted the attention of every occupant of the Belt Line car.
Talk of frou-frous! There was the
swish and swirl of an ocean steamer, a regular Turbinia line of them, in the sound of
her skirts. So much was it in evidence
that a woman whispered, "There must be
a dozen silk petticoats on her."
As I sat and stared at the French-heeled,
beautifully-gowned creature, with the
dimples, brown hair and lovely eyes, it
seemed to me we had met before. Suddenly there was a look of recognition on
her face, and in a moment all this radiance was in the seat beside me, fairly embracing me.        ;,•;; .**|1|?|':^ .'$|
"Don't you remember me?" she exclaimed. Then a memory came to me of a
girl whom I had known eight years ago
in Toronto, who gave promise of being a
lovely singer.
After a little chat she remarked:
"My name is Mrs. So-and-So now."       i
"Oh, you are to be congratulated then?" !
"Well, you see, after you left the city I j
was married and did awfully well. My I
husband took me all over Europe, and I
spent lots of money over me, but we had j
been home just two months when he died.
He was a wee, thin, asthmatic man— |
really, I should have known better than
to have married uim." ■•■ tj .^.|
"Too bad," said I sympathetically,
"then you are a widow?"
"Oh, no, my dear, it was like this. I
met a man who was even better fixed than
the last, and I married him. He was the
promoter of a large trust, so we went to
San Francisco, and all over the continent
—were gone for two years, and we stayed
at lovely hotels and all that, you know.
He was awfully nice, but he was short,
stout and apoplectic, and that sort go
quickly, and then," she added in a sweet,
smiling, dimply way, giving a tug at her
veil and working her mouth to loosen it,
with that fiy-catching way that women
have, "will you believe it, but in a few
months after our return didn't he up and
die tool"
At this point, seeing an acquaintance
across the aisle, she excused herself, while
she swirled over to say a how-do-you-do to
her.   But presently back she came.
"Where was I at?" she enquired.        ^
"You had just buried your second husband," said I, feeling condolences were
out of order. jtfjj
"Oh, yesl Such an expense as it has
been. Why," she said, with a grieved,
baby look and actually a tear in her eye,
"the money I have had to waste on burying husbands is awful. I think people are
so lucky who can keep out of it."     ij&jj
"Well," remarked, "see that you^do
keep out of it, for the future."
"I hope so," she said brightly. "This
time I have done better than ever. You
see my third husband "
"Your third!" I cried in horror.
"To be sure, you don't know. I went
to Ottawa to visit some of my first, no,
my second husband's people, as they had
never seen me yet, and while there I met
my present husband. Besides being richer
than the two others, he is a tall man, and
likely to live. We are living out at the
Coast and I am over to do a little shopping.
He is awfully in love with me—just the
sweetest thing you ever saw, only a little
"I do hope," she continued, "I may not
have to bury him, for funerals, apart from
the expense, are such atrocious things.
Besides, mourning is so unbecoming to
me, and to have the name of having put
away three husbands before I was thirty,
wouldn't it be terrible? Well, here is my
street. Good-bye. Be sure and visit me
if ever you come to the Coast," and as she
disappeared there came to my mind the
large number of nice girls and women, who
are not married, while this butterfly had
husbands—if not to burn—at least to bury
a reverie broken by an old gentleman who
had heard the conversation and the parting request, and who looked over his
glasses to say, "Madame, take my advice.
don't go; she'll bury you too. It's in her
Some men carry a joke too far. Jones
took his the other day to fourteen newspaper offices, and it did not get accepted
by one.
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(By Norman Gale.)
Ah God, how good and sweet it is
To have bo fair a rest
For suoh a weary, weary head
On such a white, white breast!
Ah me, how sweet and good it is
To leave the city's lamps,
Its multitude of merchant-men,
Its multitude of tramps:
To find the ohildren eager-eyed,
Expectant of my tread—
Bright little angels scantly robed
In readiness for bed!
To hear the musie of a voice
That welcomes me at night;
To see within her eyes of love
A rare and sudden light!
To watch the youngest at her heart
And hear with ecstasy
His uncouth dialect of joy
When calling out to mel
The finest language lacking words
The world has ever hadl
And how the spirit answers itl
And how the soul is gladl
Peace, peace indeed, with labour done,
The babies kissed to sleep,
To hear the household chronicles—
What made the children weep;
What dandelions grew beside
The dock-plants in the lanes;
How baby puckered up his face
At stinging nettle-pains!
Peace, peace indeed!   And then to sit
Beside my^Love's low chair,
And sometimes feel her hand*—sometimes
Her lips upon my hair!
And bliss it is, returning late,
To see her, half-divine,
Calm as a statue-saint, asleep,
And think—This angel's mine.
Gold, pink and snow in one she lies
Toward my vaeant place,
As if she hoped when she awoke
At onee to find my face.
Ah God, how good and sweet it is
To have so fair a rest
For suoh a weary, weary head
On suoh a white, white breast.
In a murder case tried before a certain
judge, counsel for the defendant urged:
"It is better that ninety and nine guilty
persons escape than that one innocent
man should suffer. In his charge to the
jury the judge admitted the soundness of
man should suffer." In his charge to the
jury the judge admitted tut soundness of
the proposition, but added: "Gentlemen,
I want you to understand that the ninety-
nine have already escaped." THE WESK, SATURDAY, APRIL a8, 1906.
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Nelson, the Irrepressible.
The boom in Nelson is rapidly assuming
enormous proportions. Last week we
chronicled extensive land sales, but the
figures to hand this week place all previous records in the shade. In two days
the C.P.R. sold $12,000 worth of land adjoining the city limits, and then withdrew
the balance from sale. During the week one
real estate dealer, S. M. Brydges, sold
3,864 acres to bona fide settlers, who will
plant the whole with fruit trees. This
splendid showing is attributable mainly
to three causes—judicious "boosting,"
extensive advertising, and united action
on the part of the citizens.
Startling if True.
The Seattle P. I. publishes the following
paragraph. If it is true, the disgrace is
unspeakable, and demands instant attention:
"Fifteen bodies of the victims of the
steamship Valencia still lie unburied on
the coast of Vancouver Island, according
to H. S. Noice, undertaker, Georgetown,
who arrived on the steamer Queen City
yesterday with the remains of H. Gam-
mage, an oiler of the ill-fated steamer.
Some of the bodies have received a sort
of burial, having been covered with logs
and rocks, no sand or gravel being obtainable at the points where they were recovered. The body of one woman is laid
at the foot of a tree, her only tomb being
a few limbs."
Sport Galore.
Nothing is more gratifying in connection
with the upbuilding of this Province than
to notice the zest for true sport which
everywhere prevails. Not only is this the
finest of physical training, but it furnishes
the most effective rival to the dive and
the demoiselle. Princeton is well to the
fore in this line, as may be gleaned from
the following cutting from The Hedley
Gazette:"Fred.Revely was up to Princeton last week, and reports that town full
of baseball enthusiasm. The citizens have
responded in good shape, and a $60 outfit
is expected this week from the Coast. The
club has already one victory to its credit,
having downed a team composed of Great
Northern surveyors."
Tree Planting at Nelson.
According to The Nelson Daily News,
Easter Monday was a great tree-planting
day. "Yesterday many of the people who
received their share of the shade trees distributed by the city authorities free of
charge, were busily engaged in the tree
street planting. The Kootenay Lake
General Hospital has a dozen or more in
place, and in time a delightful avenue will
spring up along the approach to the main
entrance. For some time to come many
of the newly planted trees will require attention, but the main danger to be guarded
against is the ubiquitous small boy, who
delights in experimenting with the bark
of newly-planted trees, seeing how far he
can bend them over, and generally demolishing them. The small boy should
be educated to leave all ornamental shade
trees severely alone."
Expert Ranching.
The Armstrong Advance says: "Dr.
Irwin's ranch at the Railroad is making
splendid progress. The orchard set out
last year shows every evidence of a healthy
growth, and offers very convincing evidence of the fruit-growing capabilities of
the Long Lake section. The doctor will
very shortly have set out 1,400 trees,
mainly apples, although including some
plums, prunes, cherries and peaches. He
states that the thermometer has not fallen
this winter on his place below 18 above,
and that the moisture seems amply sufficient for the purposes of horticulture. One
Hungarian prune tree shows fifty inches
of growth in one year. Dr. Irwin has recently become possessed of the Gillard
place of 270 acres, and is offering it for
Duncans at Easter.
Fernie, the Fortunate.
A beautiful challenge cup of very artistic design, costing upwards of $100, has
been placed in the hands of the executive
committee of the Football League, to be
played for by the teams along the Crow
between Pincher Creek and Cranbrook.
A meeting of the committee will be held
shortly to decide what rules will govern
the cup contest. All the boys are very
t grateful to Mr. Mutz for the interest he is
taking in football this season.
Nowhere in this beautiful land of ours
could be found a more suitable place for
observing the holidays of Easter than
right here in the Cowichan Valley, with
all its beautiful flowers, pretty homes,
quiet churches and broad acres of green
fields. Truly the residents of this peaceful
valley have the choicest blessings of earth,
and as citizens we believe that everyone
is appreciative of nature's bounties. Appropriate services were held in all the
churches, the citizens and business men
all duly observing the sacred season.
Many visitors, too, enjoyed the sarced
service and the quiet of the many beauty
spots.—Cowichan Leader.
Copper at 6 3-4 Cents.
Peachland, the Prosperous.
The Peachland Literary Society, to the
number of 88, went to Summerland lost
week to return the visit of the Summerland
Society. The programme consisted of
I a dumb-bell drill by ten young ladies, followed by the Temple of Fame. At the
conclusion of the programme, the ladies
of Summerland treated the two societies
to a bountiful supply of excellent cake and
Big-Horn on View.
It is not often that a pleasure party
I strolling near the purlieus of a busy town
I are fortunate enough to see a mountain
I sheep. As a rule a steep and an arduous
I climb is the prelude to any such luck.
I Last Sunday, however, Mr. and Mrs. Ed.
Nelson, Fred. Irwin and others went for a
Lwalk up Twenty-Mile Creek, and saw a
[magnificent specimen, which leaped across
lthe creek near them and bounded up the
Isteep, rocky sides of the canyon. This,
[however, is near to the finest big-horn
(country in Canada, Ashnola Creek and
Last week we chronicled the fact that
Granby smelter had recently produced
copper at 8.34 cents, but if the reports
from Boston, to the effect that Granby
has reduced its copper producing costs to
6 3-4 cents per pound are correct, it is another feather in the cap of Supt. Hodges,
who has charge of the company's mines
and smelter.
Milling at Cranbrook.
The thriving city represented in the
local legislature by Dr. King is adding another to its long list of lumber mills, and
as it happens Dr. King is the President of
the company, in which his father and
brother are large stockholders.
Bay, it never achieved success, the coal
not being suitable. Since then "many
inventions" have rendered the process
both practicable and profitable, and the
semi-anthracite of Bankhead is specially
suitable for the purpose. The briquette
is made entirely of coal dust, which would
otherwise be a waste product. It is saturated with a glutenous mixture and then
tightly compressed by a powerful machine,
and turns out like a hard black brick.
Swansea and Cardiff do a very large trade
briquettes, which are in high favor in hot
countries, being clean and convenient.
If the industry gets a footing it will spread
and become highly profitable, but it should
be established at the Coast for economic
Glanders Again.
Dr. Tolmie has just published an official
statement on the subject of glanders and
the Mallein test, which would seem to
settle the question, He stated that in England and elsewhere the rise allowed was
the same. Mr. Cameron endorsed this
statement by saying he had a copy of the
British regulations, and the methods were
the same, except that in Canada the dose
of mallein was diluted more with water.
As to the success of the test, Dr. Tolmie
said that out of 1,000 horses reacting to
the test in Buda-Pesth, Hungary, and destroyed, on post mortem examination only
six showed no trace of glanders, and it was
easily possible that in these cases an isolated part of the body was effected, difficult to disclose by dissection. All the
post mortems held in Vancouver had revealed the presence of glanders germs.
Seeding at Enderby.
The past week has been characterized
by some beautiful sunny weather interspersed with rainy periods. This is the
kind that makes the freshly planted seeds
grow, and already, those who have seeds
in the ground, say that growth has started.
The land is now in Al condition, and seeding operations and tree planting are now
in full swing.
The Wisdom of Rossland.
The triumph of anti-toxin over diphtheria is one of the greatest triumphs
achieved by medical science. The cost of
the drug makes its use almost prohibitive
among the class which needs it the most
It is a matter of simple humanity to see
that it should be placed within the reach
of all. Dr. Fagan holds strong views on
this important subject, and is never tired
of urging them upon the authorities. He
contends that the Federal government
should defray the cost of a general supply
of the costly, but indispensable, remedy,
an opinion in which we fully concur. The
city of Rossland, recently afflicted with
the dread epidemic, has solved the problem for itself and has authorized the purchase of a supply of the drug from the public funds. There is at least one enlightened community in the Province.
A Good Library.
Boosting the Okanagan.
Revelstoke in the Swim.
Mr. Sweeney, superintendent of the Bank
Bank of Montreal, has just returned to
the Coast from a trip through the Okanagan. He reports prospects very bright
for Summerland, Penticton and Kelowna.
People with means coming to the valley
lately will be able to go ahead quickly,
He drove over to Fire Valley from Summerland, and was much struck with the
magnificent scenery and the general prosperous condition of the country. The rich
rolling country was also a pleasing surprise to Mr. Sweeney. Mr. Sweeney left
yesterday for a tour of the Kootenays.
He was accompanied as far as Enderby
by the local manager, G. A. Henderson.
One of the most pleasing features of
|Revelstoke is the extensive improvements
eing made on all hands.    Houses are
|being added to, gardens laid out and improved, and generally there is an air of
progress and prosperity about the city
(which cannot fail to be gratifying to all
interested in it.
Briquetting at Bankhead.
The C.P.R. are about to establish a new
industry at their Bankhead coal mines.—
new not only to the West, but almost new
to Canada, for although fifteen years ago
Mr. Charles Archibald, of North Sydney,
C.B., erected a briquetting plant at Cow
The good people of Nelson could not
stomach a Carnegie Library, and as their
old Lending Library was obsolete, they
have availed themselves of the "Tabard,"
an excellent institution, but unknown in
Victoria. For $2 a year you get all the
newest and highest class books published
in Canada and the Unietd States, and you
can exchange as often as you like. What
a boon this would be in the Capital City.
It will probably reach here—in the sweet
bye and bye.
Improvements at Penticton.
A representative of The Okanagan vis-
ised Penticton the other day. The place
has improved rapidly in the last year, and
over 200,000 acres of land have been sold,
principally by the Southern Okanagan
Land Company. This land has all been
cultivated, and is now ready for the planting of the fruit trees, which are expected
to arrive at any time. Mr. Shatford, of
the land company, expects to have over
40 men emploved in planting them before
long. The town in general is improving
rapidly, and there is considerable building
going on at present. On the bench back
of the town there arc some nice residences to be constructed, and land which
was not touched a year ago is all plowed.
The B. C. Hotel has siddcd an addition consisting of a very neat bar and new bedrooms. Mr. Roberge is clearing a plot of
land, and intends to build for himself a
fine home.
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* Short Story  *
(By Bessie Hatton.)
It is a cold morning in January. The
snow lies thick upon the ground. I am
sitting in my room, writing. The tennis
lawn is hidden by the snow. There is
snow everywhere ; it weighs down the
shrubs and the trees, and it has completely
buried the Christmas roses which yesterday were so beautiful.
"Well," I think to myself, as I look at
the dismal prospect, "thank goodness I
need not go out today. I shall be able to
finish this work, and then I can have a
long read by the fire." I rise to heap more
turf upon the smouldering embers. Suddenly there is a ringing peal at the bell.
"That is either a telegram of someone
with a begging letter," I think. "However, neither the one or the other will be
for me," so I sit down again, but just as I
begin to write the maid enters with a telegram.   It is addressed to me.   I open it
and read, "See me at three, Theatre,"
signed by a name I know. It is a royal
command to me. I am an actress "resting"; the telegram is from the manager.
I hasten upstairs, dress in all my best
things, and turn out into the chill, winter
daylight. I have to walk some distance
along the partially blocked pavement before I met a hansom. Considering the state
of the roads, I think that I ought to ask
the driver how much he will charge to
take me to the Theatre, a distance
of three miles.
So away we go. As we get into town
the road becomes better, but there is a
thick yellow fog. I arrive, nevertheless,
without any mishap. I inquire for Mr.
H. at the stage door. The hall porter regards me somewhat suspiciously; but on
the production of my card he shows me
into a small room, where there is a fire,
while he retires in search of Mr. H. I am
in a lady's dressing room. I warm myself
at the fire and unbutton my coat. Presently the porter returns and informs me
that Mr. H. will see me in a few minutes.
I look around me, delighted to be reminded
of the art which I love so well. What
memories the sight of this little room
awakens. The costumes covered from
the dust by a clean sheet; the i ressing-
table with its wooden make-up box and
its dusty looking glass. The washhand-
stand, with a piece of rose soap placed
upon a cracked saucer, and the combined
odor of cokl cream, powder, brilliantine
and wig-paste, which pervades the atmosphere with its subtle perfume. There is a
shabby black bag upon one chair, and a
man's overcoat on the other. These I do
not connect with the owner of tho room,
but suppose they belong to one of the
stage hands or to the gasman. Meanwhile the time passes somewhat slowly;
the fog thickens, and I begin to fear I
shall have some difficulty in getting home.
A distant clock strikes the hour. What
irresistible power makes an actress put up
with being kept waiting hour after hour,
until she is weary in body and mind ?
Suddenly the door is roughly opened
by a young man. He stands upon the
thrcshhold looking at me as though I were
a curiosity. I rise somewhat embarrassed.
"I am waiting to sec Mr. H.," I remarked
"the stagc-kccpcr showed me in here."
"Well, I want to put on my boots," he
says in a familiar tone ; "it's bad having
wet feet."
"It is," I reply.
"Beastly weather," he says, closing the
door, and then stooping to untie his shoes,
"Hope you don't think this is a liberty,"
he continues in an insolent tone, probably
catching sight of a somewhat cynical expression on my face.
"No," I answer frigidly, as I straighten
myself up and wish my father were beside mc to put the young man's boots on
for him.
As he stoops to put on one boot, Miss
0. enters, nearly knocking him over; how
fervently I wish she had quite.
"Oh, I did not know you were here,"
she says, addressing him, and then shaking
hands with me. He docs not offer to go,
and my friend is fetched away.
"What a silly fool 1 am not to see that I
am not wanted," he says.
"Surely that is where your cleverness
begins," I remark, looking him straight in
thc eyes. He is somewhat staggered; he
half grasps his coat and black bag. I
gather my forces for a part ing shot. Walk
ing across the room slowly, I remark, "I
hope, sir, that, having put on your boots,
you will also put on your manners. Good
I shut the door, and find my way back
to the stage. "However," I muse, "I
ought not to feel angry with the person;
he does not know any better; he is one of
the bandmen or the gasman, though why
he should change his boots in a lady's
dressing room I cannot understand."
Miss 0. and the manager, Mr. H., are
on the stage. He has never seen me play
comedy, and asks if I would mind reading
the part to the author and the stage-manager. The footlights are turned up. I am
conscious of the presence of my unknown
judges in the stalls. I had read the part
over some days ago to Miss 0., who was
delighted. I begin, she reads the other
roles. I am on my mettle. I do my best.
It is over. It has not taken over ten minutes to read the two principal scenes. I
am glad is was so short a time. It is a
most nervous thing to read a part from
cues in a play of which you know nothing,
and then be judged upon your performance. There was no applause; no one
spoke a kind word, excepting Miss 0., who
whispered, "Splendid, dear," as she disappeared into the stalls to hear the verdict.
I sit down near the prompt table. The
assistant stage-manager is very kind. He
sympathises with me; he understands how
hard a thing I have accomplished—successfully, he thinks. Then we talk about
the weather and the size of the theatre.
Finally, after packing up the play and
several loose papers, he hurries away, bidding me, "Good afternoon."
I have been waiting now some ten minutes. I hear the sound of a whispered
conversation taking place in the stalls,
but I can wake out nothing definitely
until I am suddenly conscious of a fat,
lisping voice saying:
"I thay, that ithn't at all the thort of
girl I want for that part. I've been watching her from the thircle."
Miss 0. interrupts, and tries vainly to
silence the worthy gentleman, but she
fails. It is evidently quite impossible to
check his wordy discourse.
Lithen to this. I'm the head of this
Syndicate. I want a showy girl, one with
golden hair; bethides, the author tells me
that the girl's stuck up—I won't have
that. I'm paying for this show, and I
know what I wanths, you bet."
A long pause, during which I wondered
why the author should say I was stuck up.
I had never met him, and did not even
know his name. Presently, after a little
more whispered conversation, Miss 0. returned, looking rather flushed and somewhat disappointed. "They cannot settle
now, dear. The author knows a young
woman whom he wants us to try; the old
story, you know; but you shall hear for
certain on Monday, and I hope it will be
as I wish it to be," she says hurriedly, as
Mr. H. comes out of the stalls, followed by
none other than my boor of the dressing
"Let me introduce you to Mr. D., the
author, of the play," says the manager. I
bow slightly, understanding at once why
the engagement had not been settled.
"We have met before," remarks the
author, with a cynical smile upon his face.
"And I took you for the gasman," I reply, looking him straight in the eyes. "Let
me apologise for doing the gasman an injustice."
I am still disengaged.
(Written specially for The Week.)
A fire mist and a plnnet—
A crystal and u cell—
A jelly-fish and a saurinn,
And caves where cavemen dwell;
Thou a sense of law and beauty,
And u face turned from the clod,
Some call it Evolution,
And others call it God.
A haze on the fair horizon,
The infinite, tender sky,
The ripe, rich tint of the cornfields,
And the wild geese sailing high-
All over upland and lowland
The charm of the goldenrod,
Some of us call it Autumn,
And others call it God.
Like" tides on a crescent sea-beach,
When the moon is new and thin,
Into our hearts high yearnings
Come welling and surging in-
Come from the mystic ocean,
Whoso rim no feet has trod—
Some of us call it Longing,
And others call it God.
A picket frozen on duty—
A mother starved for her brood—
Socrates drinking the hemlock,
And Jesus nn thc rood;
Aud millions who, humble and nnmeless,
The straight, hard pathway plod—
Some call it Consecration,
And others call it God.
—Prof. Herbert Carruth.
It was Zeradi night, the theatre was
packed; even the wings had been requisitioned by late comers eager to see and hear
the great 'cellist. Society, fashion and
art were represented in the throng which
greeted the virtuoso, as he stepped to the
centre of the stage, bowing in that nervous, jerky manner which seems to have
become natural to him.
Still there were two vacant seats near
the front, a circumstance noticeable in
the crowded state of the theatre.
Zeradi boldly attacked the opening bars
of Saint Saen's Concerto, and the audience
began to feel that subtle fascination which
only a master can exercise. Ladies ceased
their whispers, and with a sigh of content
surrendered themselves to the magic of
those subduing tones which followed the
sinuous wanderings of the bow. Escorts
found opportunity to relax their conventional attitude, and turn toward the
charmed strings which now throbbed with
The Concerto passed from the florid to
the more subdued passages, in minor key,
the audience was hushed as if in obedience
to a spell which deepened as the sensuous
melody unfolded and revealed its subtle
Still the two vacant seats obtruded
themselves, and try as I would I could not
help speculating as to why, on such an
occasion, they remained unoccupied. They
must have been sold, because the house
was sold out. It could ha.lly be a case
of late comers—the commencement had
been delayed twenty minutes to enable
everyone to get comfortably seated. Of
course, it might be accident, or it might be
sickness; these were obvious explanations,
on that account I discarded them as too
commonplace to be satisfying. The conditions seemed to demand something out
of the ordinary, and in the present state
of spiritual exaltation my spirits refused
to accept a prosaic explanation.
The Concerto came to a stately and
triumphant conclusion, and the audience
was indulging in the relief of relaxed tension when I noticed a man quietly moving
towards the vacant seats. He was in evening dress and hore himself with a certain
dignity and reserve noticeable at a glance.
His face, albeit healthy and vigorous, had
a settled cast of seriousness, verging on
sadness. His straight nose, firm mouth
and square jaw bespoke strength of character, his blue eyes and ample brow denoted artistic emotionalism.—altogether
a man of intense feeling and marked in-
individuality.  He was alone.
Placing his hat and overcoat on one of
the vacant seats, he sank into the other,
without so much as a single glance around,
and gazed straight in front of him.
Henceforth, by some strange magnetism, for which I am utterly at a loss to account, I found my attention rivetted on
this man. Song followed, but he heeded
it not, nor moved a muscle when the audience uproariously applauded. I had an
indefinable feeling that something strange
Tould happen.
When the applause had died away,
Zeradi returned, and at once plunged into
the Adagio intricacies of the Boccherini
suite. Then I noticed a movement, and
the man seemed alert. First he straightened himself up a little, involuntarily extended his hand towards the vacant seat
on his left, and leaned over ever so slightly,
but did not turn his head. He almost instantly withdrew his hand, but his body
seemed to be drawn by an invisible force,
and assumed a recumbent position, his
elbow resting on the arm of the seat.
When the tempo changed, and Zeradi
glided into the firm, deep tones of the
Allegro, the man's face relaxed, and one
fancied him taking in deep draughts of
soul satisfying melody. His lip quivered;
I noticed that the blood coursed more
quickly through the veins that showed so
clearly on his temples, and his eyes moistened.
Suddenly the jaw appeared to set, the
mouth became firm again, and a faint
smile stole over his face. Then his hand
moved slowly towards the seat.
jR So on to the end of the piece, and so with
Boellmann's Symphony, which did not
seem, however, to appeal to him.
The climax came when the final suite
was reached. It opened with an area by
Bach, at once dainty and poetic, which
would appeal to every instinct of an aesthetic nature. It gripped the man, and he
yielded to its charm, only I saw now that
a change had come over him, as if the profound depths of his nature had been stirred, as with barely a moment's pause the
master glided into the sweet, low rhythm
of Schumann's Abenlied. I found myself
now excited almost beyond control. Some
mysterious influence was emanating from
the soul of the 'cello.
The man was no longer half immobile—
he was alert, with head turned towards
the vacant seat, and hand outstretched
and clasped tightly, he seemed oblivious
of the surroundings. A soft, sweet light
shone in his eyes, a look of deep contentment overspread his features, a smile so
kindly and yet so grave just spoke of
happiness broad and deep, that the world
could neither give nor take away, that life
could not weaken, nor death destroy. It
meant the annihilation of time and space,
and the eternal triumph of love. Schubert's Berceuse broke the spell, and Popper's Papillon dispersed it.
With a sudden start, as if returning
from the land of dreams, the man recovered himself. He seemed alone again, and
the seat once more vacant. Even the
smile had vanished, but the sombre look
did not return, and as he gathered up his
coat and hat and walked firmly up the
passage, before the crush, I noticed that
his brow was serene, and something of that
peace which passeth understanding had
settled in his soul.
Week of April 30, 1906.
To Aid the Judges.
A solicitor in a Provincial town, who
openly prided himself on his knowledge of
the law, was one day proceeding to the local
court with several ponderous law books
under his arm, when he met a friend.
"Why,   P ,   "exclaimed   the   latter,
pointing to the books, "I thought you
carried all that stuff in your head." "I
do," quickly replied the lawyer, with a
knowing wink; "these are for the judges."
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Pressed 75c J|
By the month $2.00
or cleaned thoroughly and pressed to look like new for $1.50
LASH'S      1
Cleaning, Dyeing, Tailoring
03 View Street, Victoria
Phone A1207
1523 Second Avenue,
Seattle, Wash.
Hot and Cold Water in every room.
Return call bells.
Reasonable rates to permanent guests]
and transients.
WM. P. KENNEDY, Prop.j
Hotel Leland.
WELLMAN, Proprietor.
Rates $2.00 per day.   A nice quiet!
hotel to stop at while in town. HandyH
to trains.
Hastings street, near Granville
W. D. Haywood.
New, Modern and strictly first-classjl
Steam heated, electric light. Sampltj
rooms.   Rates, $2.00 and np.
Corner Hastings and Cambie Sts.
J. E. CREAN, Manager
The Leading Hotel of New Westminl
ster. All Modern Conveniences. Goal
Sample Rooms.  Rates Moderate.
New Westminster, B. 6.
Grand Safe
Afternoon Teas a Specialty.
All the Luxuries of the Season.
Kootenay  Letter.
Nelson, B. C, April 23—With the playing on Easter Monday of the first cricket
match of the season, the Nelson summer
may be said to have fairly commenced, especially  as the  fishermen are already
* bringing in long strings of trout, and some
big ones have already been caught, the
, biggest this season being a fourteen pound-
1 er, caught just below the Bonnington falls,
by the mining recorder, Dudley Black-
1 wood.   Indeed, the cry is that too many
I trout are being caught, and there is some
I kick as to professional fishermen catching
Ifish for sale to the hotels.   The hotel men
I say, of course, that to many of their guests
[the fine flavored game fish of the Kootenay
|svould be unknown unless they can be
bought in the ordinary way, and that, just
las long as the fishermen catch lawfully
[with flies, there can be no legitimate ob-
I jection raised.  As, however, it is regarded
[by many that the trout are in danger of
[depletion, and as they may be considered
1 one of the chief attractions of the tourist,
■the defence is considered inadequate, and
fan attempt is being made through the
Board,of Trade and the Twenty-Thousand
Club to prohibit the sale of fish altogether.
Another scheme which has for its object
[ the augmentation of the trout of the lake
is to have fish ladders placed at Bonning-
' ton falls.  This, while it may lead to more
fish coming up the river, may, on the other
hand, it is held, result in depleting the excellent pools below the falls, where season
after season good catches are made by
1 those who know the ropes.
Nelson was not fortunate in its first
match of the season at cricket, the game
being with the fruit ranchers of the west
arm of Kootenay Lake, with headquarters
at Procter.   A majority of the team were
young men fresh from the Old Country,
men who have come over here with a capital of £800 to £1,000 or more, and who
[' are now laying the foundations of something more than a modest competence
They scored a victory by 55 runs, but as
Nelsoon cricketers were a bit over-confi-
I dent, it is possible that on the return
I match, which will be played in Procter
about July next, the result will be reversed.
The game next scheduled is with Rossland,
which will come off on Empire Day, although it is probable that a local match
' may be arranged for some date in the in-
I terim.
The fruit ranchers here are getting very
busy, and from now on until such time as
| the strawberries are harvested they will
have very little- time to spare.    Raspberries, which grow freely enough here,
are not planted in such abundance as the
' strawberries,  the  ranchers  having  had
trouble last year with their fruit.   This
was because the. fruit of the season of 1904
I was not readibly saleable, there being no
I refrigerator car, as now, in service, and the
unsaleable quality of the berries being
, partially due to to bad picking and worse
| crating.   This drawback, however, will be
Tovercome as more experience is gained by
' the Fruit Growers' Co-operative Association.   This is one matter, however, which
is a serious drawback, and that is the lack
' of unskilled labor.   John Chinaman now
'. says he is as good as a white man, and
wants as high, or nearly as high, a recom-
. pense for his services.   This, of course,
I cuts two ways.   It will certainly attract
\white labor here, the fact that Chinamen
are no longer advantageously competing,
and the result of the Chinamen going out
lof business will also, in time, give the
j rancher the market for vegetables, from
[which he is at present almost cut out.
And such a market is highly important.
[Most fruit trees take from three to six or
[even seven years before they bear at all
[well, and neither strawberries nor rasp-
[ berries bear well the first season.   More-
lover, it is just as well that the ground has
•a crop of nitrogen creators, such as clover,
Jthe first year, to be turned in later on.
[Altogether the rancher has to wait several
years for his returns, and unless he can
bell vegetables, he can do little financially
[for his first year, and must therefore fall
back upon his capital.  But the more capi-
[tal is needed the more is settling restricted.
■ Victoria has had a great experience in this
regard, and the pinch is felt in the Kootenay by exactly the same class of people.
|However, there has been so much process made in fruiting of late, as the returns will later show the public generally,
(that one of the old-time ranchers, Harry
Hlliams, has started a nursery, importing
his  stock,   however,  from  Washington
Care will have to be taken as to the inspec.
The lack of men is being felt everywhere. The Rossland mines recently were
obliged to raise the pay of their muckers,
a raise which led to the disastrous strike
of a few years ago. Everywhere the cry
is that more men are wanted. The difficulty eannot be long felt, as there are no
places in the West where more than $3.00
a day for unskilled labor is paid, as is generally the case in this district.
It is too early as yet to speak of the mining increase. This has been much marked,
but until the snows have gone and the men
get into the hills the big increase which is
still expected is hardly likely to be very
obvious, although daily more and more
mines are developing, and more and more
are joining the list of shippers.
Partaking in the general prosperity of
the Kootenays are the churches, and the
pro-cathedral in Nelson is now raising a
fund for a new chancel, the church being
uncomfortably overcrowded on occasion.
The rector, thinks he will have little difficulty in raising a sufficient fund to begin
building next year, when also a new pipe
organ is being dreamed of by the music-
lovers of the church.
God of our fathers, known of old—
Lord Who hast given us dower divine—
The richness of the harvest gold
The strength of crested hills of pine—
Lord of the Waves be with us yet,
Lest we forget, lest we forgetl
The tumult of the waters dies—
The glories of the scene depart;
We sell with eager Sacrifice
Our country's beauty in the mart.
The barter's not completed yet,
May we regret—may we regretl
Unmourned the splendour fades away,
A bargain for the alien's hire—
The nation's pride of yesterday
Is flickering like a dying fire—
Judge of the Nations, may we see
The loveliness we hold in feel
If, drunk with sight of Power, we UB6
The mighty stream, once held in awe—
And boast of every mean abuse
By which we sell within the Law—
Lord Who that majesty decreed
Give us to know our sordid greed!
The heathen heart once put her trust
In Spirit of the thund'rous wave—
But we have bowed us in the dust
And called on Mammon's power to save
For thankless heart and faithless word,   j
Thy mercy on this people, Lord.
-J. G.
A Mosquito Theory.
It is a well known fact that there are no
mosquitoes in Hedley. But there may be
some this summer. During the exceedingly hot days of last week The Gazette
met three. They didn't look as if they
were at home, hence a little speculation
as to their origin is apropos. They were
not branded Twenty-mile, but there is
little doubt that the larvae laden water
pumped off the muddy bottom of the lake
and discharged at various taps about town
needed only the warm rays of a Hedley sun
to blossom out as full-blown, booted and
spurred, voracious Twenty-mile mosquito.
So if you get a bite or two this summer,
remember that The Gazette "told you so."
—Hedley Gazette.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the following
described land, situated on Graham Island, Queen
Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted
on the south side of a river, about two miles east
of its mouth, which is about one mite northeast
of Frederick Island, thence southerly SO ohains,
thence westerly 80 chains, thence northerly 80
chains, thence easterly 80 chains to the point of
Located 4th January. 1006.
Dated this 18th day of April. 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date the Canadian Industrial Co., Ltd., intends
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a lease of the following described foreshore lands:
Commencing at a post at the northwest corner
of Lot 450, New Westminster District, thence
southeasterly along high water mark to the southwest oorner post of said lot, and extending westwards to deep water, at right angles to a line
drawn between said posts.
March 28th, 1006.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days from date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following land: Commencing at a post marked "J. L.'s N. W. Cor. Post," being situated on
the left bank of Skeena River, 20 chains above
its junction with Lakelse River, thence east 20
chains, thence south 20 chains (more or less) to
Lakelse River, thence west 20 chains to the
Skeena, thenoe north 20 chains along the Skeena
to the point of beginning, containing 40 acres
(more or less).
JNO. LITTLE, Locator.
Little Canyon, Skeena River, B. C„ March 19th,
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, situate near Maple
Bay, on Portland Canal: Commencing at a post
marked "N. H. M.'s, N. W. Cor."; thence east 20
chains, thence south 20 chains to the north line
of Lot 490, thence west 20 chains, more or less, to
shore line of the small bay, north of Maple Point,
thence northerly along shore line to point of
commencement, containing 40 acres, more or less.
Staked Maroh 7th, 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 Section 14, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District.
Bulkley Valley.
Vanoouver, B.C., Marc!. 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that there will be offered for sale at public auction, at the office of the
Government Agent at Fort Simpson, on Tuesday,
the 1st day of May, 1906, at 11 o'clock ni the forenoon, the following lots in Kitsilas Townsite, situated on the Skeena River, at the foot of Kitsilas
Lots 1 to 6, inclusive, in Block 2,
Lots i to 12, inclusive, in Block 3.
Lots 1 to 10, inclusive, in Blook 4,
Lots 1 to 10, inclusive, in Block 5.
Lots 1 to 12, inclusive, in Block 6.
Said lots will be offered for sale subject to reserve bids.
Terms—One-third cash, one-third in three
months, and the balance in six months, with interest at 6 per oent. per annum on deferred payments.   Crown grant fee, $10.
Deputy Commissioner of Land & Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Viotoria, B.C., April 5,1906. ap7
NOTICE is hereby given that a
meeting of the shareholders of the
Victoria Chemical Company, Limited Liability, will be held on the
fourth day of May, 1906, at the hour
of four o'clock in the afternoon, at
the office of the Company, at their
Works, Outer Wharf, Victoria, B.C.,
for the purpose of considering, and,
if deemed advisable, of passing the
following resolution, viz.: Resolved, That the capital of the
Company be, and the same is hereby
increaced from $100,000.00 to
$250,000.00, by the issue of 3,000
new shares of $50.00 each, ranking
for dividend and in all other respects, as the directors may determine.
J. W. Fisher, Director.
F. Moore, Director.
John A. Hall, Director.
Dated the 24th March, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby givenfthat 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the following
described land, on Graham Island, Queen Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted at
the northeast corner of land staked and appled
for by Gordon M. Grant, thence northerly 80
chains, thence westerly 80 chains, thenoe southerly 80 chains, thence easterly 80 chains, to the
point of commencement.
Located 4th January, 1906.
Dated this 18th day of April, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the following
desoribed lnnd, on Graham Island, Queen Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted at
the northeast corner of land staked and applied
for by Gordon M. Grant, thence northerly 80
chains, thence easterly 80 chains, thence southerly
80 chains, thence westerly 80 chains, to the point
of commencement.
Located 4th January, 1906.
Dated this 18th day of April, 1906.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 337.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that "The Colonial Assurance Company" is authorised and licensed to
oarry on business within the Province of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effect all or any of
the objects of the Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is situate at the
City of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba.
The amount of the capital of the Company is
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, divided
into two thousand live hundred shares of one hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company in this Province
is situate at Victoria, and Albert E. McPhillips,
Barrister-at-Law, whose address is Victoria, is
the attorney for the Compnny.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Viotoria, Province of British Columbia, this 15th day
of March, ono thousand nine hundred nnd six.
(L.8.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which tile Company has been
established and licensed are:—
To make and effect contraots of insurance or reinsurance with any person or persons, bodies poli-
tio or corporate, against any loss or damage by
fire, lightning, tornado, oyclone, hurricane, or
hail Btorm on any houses, stores or other buildings whatsoever, and on nny goods, chattels or
personal property whatsoever; and also to make
and elfect contracts of insurance and re-insurance with nny person or persons, body politic or
corporate, against loss or damage of or to ships,
boats, vessels, steamboats or other craft or
against any loss or damage of or to the cargoes or
property conveyed in or upon such ships, boats,
vessels, steamboats or other craft, and the freight
due or to grow duo in respect thereof, or on any
timber or other property of any description, conveyed in any manner upon all or any of such
ships, boats, vessels, steamboats or other oraft,
or on nny railway or stored in any warehouse or
railway station, and generally to do all matters
and things related to or connected with marine
insurance or re-insurance; and also to ro*>ke und
effect contracts of insurance and re-insurance
thereof, with nny person or persons, body politic
or corporate against loss or damage by death,
disease or accident to horses, cattle and all kinds
of live stock; and to cause themselves to be reinsured against any loss or risk they may have
incurred in the course of their business, and generally to do and perform all other necessary matters' and things connected with and proper to
promote those objects. mh22
NOTICE is hereby given that 00 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 33, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley. W
M. H. WALKER, Locntor.
Vanoouver, B.C., March 28th, '906. mh2B
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after dat
I intend to apply to thc Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the following
described land, on Graham Island, Queen Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted at
the northeast corner of land staked and applied
for by Gordon M. Grant, thence easterly 80
chains, thence southerly 80 chains, thenoe westerly 80 chains, thence northerly 80 chnins, to the
point of commencement.
Located 4th January, 1906.
Dated this 18th day of April, 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 Section 26, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
Vanoouver, B.C., Maroh 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 2, Township 7, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
A. O. WALKER, Locator.
Vanoouver, B.C., Maroh 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given'that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 4, Township 9, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
Vanoouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to tne Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the south half of Section 8, and the south half of
Section 7, in Township 9, Coast Range 5, Bulkley
Valley, B.C., said to contain 640 acres, more or
Vanoouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. apS
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the southeast quarter of Section 23, Township 8,
Range 5, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, containing 160 aores, more or less.
Vanoouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap5
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works, Viotoria, B.C., for permission to purchase the southwest quarter of Section
23, Township 8, Range 5, Coast Distriot, Bulk-
ley Valley, containing 160 acres, more or less.
J. W. EVANS, Looator.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap6
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
south half of Seetion 32, the northwest quarter of
Section 32. and the southeast quarter of Section
31, Township 4, Range 5, Coast Distriot, Bulk-
ley Valley.
Dated March 19th. 1906,
G. L. HARMON, Locator,
mh 29 JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 11, Township 11, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
Dated Maroh 19th, 1906.
H. C. HARMON, Looator.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the northwest quarter of Section 23, Township 8,
Range 5, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, oontain-
taining 160 acres, more or less,
A. L. NEWSON, Locator.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap5
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands nnd Works, Viotoria, B.C., for permission
to purchase the southeast quarter of Section 13,
in Township 6, Coast Range 5, Bulkley Valley,
B.C., said to contain 160 acres, more or less.
Vnncouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh2B
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 Section 27, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
Vanoouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh92
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 15, in Township 8, Coast Range 5, Bulk-
ley Valley, B.C., said to contain 640 acres, more
or less.
Vnncouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap5
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
Section 22, in Township 8, Coast Range 6, Bulk-
ley Valley, B.C., said to contain 640 acres, more
or less,
Vnncouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906, ap5
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 341.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that "The Ocean Acci-
dent and Guarantee Corporation, Limited," is
authorised and licensed to carry un business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry
out or effect all or any of the objects of the Company to which thc legislative authority of the
Legislature of British Colombia extends.
Tiie head office of tho Company is situato at
London, England.
The amount of the capital of the Company ia
£1,000,000, divided into 200,000 shures of £5
The head office of the Company in this Province is situato at Vancouver, and Robert Ward
and Company, Limited Liability, whose address
is Vancouver, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 29th day
of March, one thousand nine hundred and six.
(L.s.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
Thc objects for which the Company hus been
established and licensed are:—
The granting, either in the United Kingdom or
abroad, of policies or other instruments of assurance against or assuring compensation or payment in case of death or injury to health or limb
by railway, coach or carriage accident, shipwreck
or other perils of the land or sen, or any other accident or misadventure or violenco during any
journey or voyage by land or water, or during any
other limited or specified period. And the doing
all such things as arc incidental or conducive to
the attainment of the ubovo objects:
The granting, in the United Kingdom or abroad,
of policies or other instruments of nssurnnco of
any kind (excepting such policies of assurance
upon the life or lives of nny person or persons as
are intended to be comprised in the Act of 33 and
34 Vict., cap. til, whicli is commonly known as
"The Life Assurance Companies' Act, 1870"), and
the doing of ull such things as are or mny be incident or conducive to the attainment of the above
The granting, either by themselves or through
the ngciioy or medium of any Company or perse n,
in the United Kingdom or abroad, of policies,
tickets, or other instruments of insurance, assurance, guarantee, and indemnification of any kind
(excepting such policies of assurance upon the
life or lives of any person or persons as are intended to be comprised in the Act of 33 nnd 34,
Vict., cap. 01, which is commonly known as "Tho
Life Assurunce Companies' Act, 1870"), And the
doing of all such things as are or mny bo incident
or oonductivc to tho attainment of the above objects: ,   ,
To make any deposits and give any securities
required by any law in force in the United States
of America, or in any other country, colony or
settlement, to enable the Company to carry on
business there:
To promote and procure the incorporation of
any company or companies in the United State,
of America, or in any other country, colony or
settlement, formed for the purpose of carrying on
any business Which this Company is authorised
to carry on, and to subscribe for, hold, and guarantee all or any of the shares and securities of any
such company, and to deal with and dispose of
such shares and securities iu sush manner as tho
directors think fit, and to employ any such company as the agents of this Company:
(a.) To undertake and exeoute trusts, administrations, agencies and receiverships, and any
other offices or employments of trmrt or confidence, either in the name of the Company or by
any of its officers, or other person or persons nominated in this behalf by the Company, and to indemnify any such officers or persons as aforesaid,
and to carry on in the United Kingdom or any
Colony or Dependency thereof, the Empire of
India, the United States of America, or in any
foreigncountries, any other business which may
conveniently or advantageously be combined witn
the business of the Company as desoribed in the
original Memorandum of Association scheduled
to the "Ocean Accident and Guarantee Company,
Limited, Aot, 1890," as extended by Order of
Court, dated the 8th day of July, 1893:
(b.) In particular, to guarantee the payment
of money secured by or payable under debenture
bonds or stock, contracts, mortgages, charges, obligations or securities of any Company, or of any
authority, supreme, municipal, looal or otherwise,
or of any persons whomsoever, whether corporate
or unincorporate:
(o.) To guarantee the title to or quiet enjoyt
ment of property, whether absolutely, or subjeo-
to any qualifications or conditions, and to guarantee persons interested or about to become inter
ested in any property against loss, and against
aetions, proceedings, claims or demands in respect of any imperfections or insufficiency or deficiency of title or value, or in respect of any incumbrances, burdens or outstanding rights:
(d.) To contract with leaseholders, borrower!,
lenders, persons whose fidelity ie or is intended to
be guaranteed and others for the establishment,
provision and payment of sinking funds, redemption funds, depreciation funds, endowment funds,
and any other special funds, and that either in
consideration of a lump sum, or of an annual premium or otherwise, on such terms and conditions
as may be arranged:
(e.) To furnish, provide or guarantee deposits,
and guarantee funds required in relation to any
contract, concession, decree, enactment, property
or privilege, and the carrying out of the same, or
in relation to any tender or application for the
(f.) To appoint and form agencies by means of
Local Boards of Directors, or otherwise in any
city, town, or place in the United Kingdom or any
Colony or Dependency, thereof the Empire of India, the United States of America, or in any foreign countries, for the purpose of enabling the
Company to carry on any of its business at home
or abroad, and to discontinue and reconstitute
any suoh agencies:
(g.) To purchase, take on lease, or otherwise
acquire any undertakings, business, goodwill, assets or properties real or personal, whether belonging to incorporated bodies or otherwise in the
United Kingdom or suoh other places or countries
as above mentioned, whioh may bo considered
conducive to the more efficient or economical
carrying on of any of the businesses or objects of
the Company, or which may conveniently or advantageously be oombined therewith, or any
shares or interests therein, and as a term of suoh
acquisition, to undertake, endorse or guarantee
nil or any of the liabilities or policies or other obligations of any Company or person in regard to
any businesses or other property so acquired:
(h.) To pay for the acquisition of uny business
or other property which the Compnny is authorised to acquire, either in cash or in bonds, debentures or shares, to be treated aa cither wholly or
in port paid up, or partly in cash and portly in
bonds, debentures, or suoh shures as aforesaid,
or in such other manner as the Company may
deem expedient:
(i.) To npply for and obtain such statutes, laws
or authorities in tho United Kingdom, the Colonics or Dependencies thereof, the Empire of India,
or from any foreign Government or State aa may
be deemed requisite for promoting the objects of
the Company, or for securing its rights, or giving
it a legal position, or for limiting the liability of
the shareholders elsewhere than in the United
(j.) To add to, extend and improve, and to
manage, develop, sell nnd dispose of, or to let on
lease or otherwise turn to account any of tho lands
or other property of the Company:
(k.) To sell or otherwise dispose of the under,
taking and goodwill of the business, and the assets and property of the Company or any part
thereof or interest therein, to any other company
or persons, or to amalgamate such undertaking or
or business with that of any other company, and
to promote any compnny or companies for the
purpose of acquiring all or any of thc undertaking,
businesses, assets, or property of this Company, or
for uny other purpose which may appear to be calculated to benefit this Company:
(1.) To borrow or raise money, and for suoh
purpose to niortgoge or charge the undertaking,
or all or uny part of the property of the Company,
and to muke, druw, accept, endorse, execute and
issue on behalf of the Company, bills of exchange,
promissory notes, and other negotiable instruments;
(in.) To re-issue or otherwise provide for all or
any risks of the Company, nnd to effect counter-
(n.) To do all things which mny appear to the
Compuny to be incidentul or conducive to any of
the objects of the Compnny. np5
NOTICE is hereby given thut 60 dnys after date
I intend to npply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the northeast quarter of Section 23, Township 8,
Range 5, Const District, Bulkley Valley, containing 160 acres, more or less.
B. S. BROOKS, Locutor.
Vnncouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. apS
NOTICE is hereby given thnt sixty days after
date 1 intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following desoribed land, situated in Skeena
River District, near Kitsulus Canyon, ou left side
of Goltl Creek : Commencing at u post marked
"A.E.M., S.W. Corner," thence 40 chains north,
thence 40 ohains cast, thence 40 chains south,
thonoo 40 chains west to point of coliimeccinent,
containing 160 acres, moro or less,
A. 10. .MACDONALD, Locator.
A. 10. JOHNSON, Agent.
Dated .March 13th, 1006.
NOTICE is hereby given that 00 days
after date I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase Section 33,
Township 8, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 190G.
NOTICE ia hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lunds uud Works for permission to purchase
thc following described land, situated on Observatory Inlet: Commencing ut n post planted at the
Northeast corner of Lot 30S, Group 1, marked
"W. R. F.'s S. W. Cor."; thence north 20 ohains,
thence east 20 chains, thence south 20 chains,
thence west to shore lino, and along shore line to
point of commencement, containing 40 acres,
moro or loss.
Staked 3rd March, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to tho Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase Seo-
tion 5, Township 9, Range 5, Coast Distriot,
Bulkley Valley.
L. DUBOIS, Locator.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL a8. 1906.
* A Lady's Letter^
Few things are more extraordinary than
the way in which our eyes and our taste
accommodate themselves to the incessant
changes continually taking place in the
forms and coloring of our feminine attire.
By those accustomed to study these evolutions, such alterations may be almost
confidently predicted. There is never anything sudden—from what is voluminous
we descend very gently to what is flat;
from what is plain to what is elaborate,
whether in design or decorations; and thus
our eyes are gradually accustomed to the
different shape or color, and our taste educated to appreciate what otherwise we
could not have tolerated. Very notably
is this the case in the matter of hats, in
which we are now passing from the sublimity of the large capeline to the ridiculousness of the continually lessening small
hats. Fortunately the large shapes are
not yet forbidden, and a wide latitude is
accorded to all who have the wisdom to
wear what suits them best, so long as it
does not flagrantly clash with the dictates
of "La Mode."
A delightful hat which I pine to possess
is in a light cherry-hued tagal straw, trim
med with deep red ribbon velvet, the color
of a very red, ripe cherry. Three of the
new uncurled ostrich feathers trim it very
stylishly, and the "peacock's eye" of black
plumage on each, just supply the resolving
note which a study in cerise seems to demand.
Before I forget it, I must tell you of a
gown that has been lately described to me
by a lady who had the pleasure of seeing
Miss Alice Roosevelt's wedding outfit. It
is a gorgeous evening gown of silk bestrewn, with raised embroidered butterflies, in which so many exquisite lines are
blended that, I am told, it looks as if Joseph's coat of many colors had been unravelled in order that the threads might
be utilized. The design is not merely decorative, but emblematic, seeing that such
a frock is essentially of theonce-seen-never-
to-be-forgotten order, and so is appropriately predestined to a career of ephemeral brilliance, not unlike that of the butterfly itself.
As to the popular colors of the moment,
mauve and violet and greys are greatly
worn, and especially a certain shade,
called, "minuet," reminding one of heliotrope, and combining extremely well with
rose tints. In flowers, the question of
colors is also extremely subtle and complicated. Few fair dames succeed all at
once in finding and choosing what really
suits them. There are brunettes to whom
pale blue is more becoming than rose; also
blondes to whom rose gives an added
charm. In the general way, it may be safely said that red reduces and lessens a too
rubicund complexion, whilst blue gives to
it a tinge of violet, which green again but
accentuates, greatly to its disadvantage.
Only in very rare exceptions can a blonde
wear yellow, and with a sallow, rather
colorless skin, green and pure white are
most trying. A red rose, when worn in
light brown hair, should always have a
few green leaves between it and the hair,
as red and brown, "kill" each other,
Apropos of the female form divine,
Hether Bigg, F.R.C.S., tells the women of
Great Britain that they are right in wearing corsets. He says that so far from their
being detrimental to health, they are an
advantage. In the aboriginal races whose
women do not wear corsets, or indeed anything else beyond a few beads, there may
be girls perfect in form, but later, as they
age, as a rule they become women who are
hideous objects of disfigurement.
The ease with which English women
change their figures to suit thc fashions is
astonishing. The latest decree of fashion
is that, though waists are still to be small,
hips have to be reduced, and elegance
achieved by a back that curves inward at
the waist. With a view to meeting all
these requirements, a corset cut upon a
new model has lately been placed upon
the market, and is selling well. It is made
with straight fronts, and is toned so that
it does not yield at all over the hips, while
the back is boned with very flexible whalebone, that can be bent almost double.
The new corset is finished with three separ'
ate laces; one between thc shoulders,
which is left loose; a second at the waist,
which is pulled tight; and a lower one,
which can be worn as the wearer chooses.
Whenever I reach this stage in my week- j
ly causerie of fripperies, I am reminded of
the writings of an eminent Japanese authority on clothing from the hygienic standpoint. This moralist contends that Western civilization has not yet solved the
problem of underwear, at once artistic
and hygienic, and contends that nothing
short of this double virtue in the texture
of the covering which is privileged to caress
beauty's form can satisfy the aesthetic
soul. He foresees the day when for such
purposes laundries will be a thing of the
past. The innermost garment will be
made of some fabric not much unlike the
soft, silky papers now made in Japan, so
that it can be destroyed as soon as it is
taken off. It is not in the least likely that
so insanitary and degrading an occupation
as that of the washerwoman can survive
in a civilization really advanced. To all
of which I fervently say, "So mote it be.'
Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor and family
leave very shortly for Halifax, at which
place Mr. Taylor was been appointed as
manager of the Royal Bank of Canada.
Mr. Taylor has been here for several years,
during which he and his family have made
many friends, and they will be greatly
Miss V. Ssholefield is visiting her brothers in Victoria, having come out from England with Mrs. Innes (Vancouver), with
whom she intends to spend some months.
* * *
Mrs. F. Marlin, of New Westminster, is
visiting Mrs. Fagan, Pleasant street.
* * *
The Garrison sports given by the officers
of Work Point Barracks took place yesterday (Friday), a full account of which will
be given next week.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. and Mr. and Mrs.F
Barnard returned on Wednesday night
from a trip to Europe.
* * *
Mrs. B. Dodge, of Halifax, is staying at
the Driard.
* * *
Mrs. J. R. Anderson left on Tuesday
night for Vancouver, where her sister,
Mrs. M. Thain, is very ill.
* * *
Mrs. Ross and daughter, of Vancouver,
are visiting Mrs. E. C. Baker, of Sissen-
* * *
Mrs. (Judge) Harrison, Miss Bernice
Harrison, and Mr. H. R. Harrison returned
on Wednesday from San Francisco. At
the time of the earthquake they were staying at the St. Nicholas Hotel. They saved
all personal property, with the exception
of one valise.
* * *
Mrs. J. W. Troup gave a most enjoyable
picnic last Saturday in honor of her little
daughter's birthday. A large number of
guests went up to Shawnigan Lake by
* * *
Mrs. Piggott entertained at bridge on
Saturday last.
* * *
Miss Elsie Bullen has returned from a
visit to friends in Duncans.
* * *
Mrs. R. Barclay, who has been visiting
at Burleith, returned to her home in West-
holme last week.
* * *
In Peterboro, Ont., on Wednesday, 24th,
St. John's Church was the scene of a large
and fashionable wedding, when Miss Mane
Edith, daughter of the late George Barker,
of Peterboro, was married to Mr. Robert
H. Swinnerton, of Victoria, son of the late
J, Swinnerton, of Belfast, Ireland. Canon
Davidson performed the ceremony, assisted by Rev, Walter M. Locks. The
bride was attended by Miss Olive Bradburn, and given away by her brother-in-
law, Mr. Parker, Montreal. Mr. Hazen
Ritchie was best man, while Messrs. F. C.
Smallpiece and A. Hollingshead of Peterboro, and Gerald Krackham and H.
Grubbe, of Toronto, acted as ushers. After
the ceremony a reception was held at Mr.
and Mrs. Bardley-Wilmot's, after which
the bride and groom left on a trip to Boston
and New York, before coming to Victoria
to reside. The bride is well known in Victoria, having visited here often.
* * *
Mrs. Marpole, of Vancouver, is visiting
her mother, Mrs. (Col.) Holmes, of Esquimalt Road.
* * *
Mr. James Gaudin left on Tuesday for
White Horse to resume his duties in the
Y. N. Company.
* * *
There have been very few social events
this week, owing, I think, to the anxiety
over people in San Francisco, there being
such a number of people here having relatives and friends, and a very few having
heard any news of their friends. So far
the following have been heard from, and
are safe, although a great number have
lost all their clothes and personal property:
Mr. R. P. Rithet, Mrs. and Miss Bell, Mrs.
H. D. Helmcken, Mrs. W. A. McGuirc,
(nee Miss Chrisite), Miss Jenny Lawson,
Miss Carr, Miss Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Mat-
law and family, Miss Phyllis Oreen, Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Worlock, Mrs. Lees, C. E
Renouf and family, Mr. and Mrs. Shaw
Miss Chase Going, Mrs, Findlcy, Mrs
Hamilton (Vancouver), Miss Baynes Reed,
Mr, and Mrs. A. Cotton and family, Mrs.
Lorimer, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Burke, Miss
M. Little.
With the exception of the Magpie minstrels, who gave a performance on Wednesday evening, and are to do so again on
Saturday night, the Victoria Theatre has
had no company playing on its boards during the past week. On Sunday last, in the
afternoon, Mr. A. N. Marshall, who is the
pastor of a large church in Southern Australia, and Mr. Walter M. Parsons, the
field secretary for the Northwest of the
International Y.M.C.A., addressed a large
number of Victorians, which he did again
on the following night. Mr. Marshall is a
born orator, and his remarks were listened
to with the deepest attention.
On Wednesday evening the theatre was
packed to overflowing by an enthusiastic
audience, when the local singers, known
as the Magpie Minstrels, gave their services on behalf of the Anti-Tuberculosis
League. Local hits were numerous, and
provoked the utmost mirth. Mr. B. H. T.
Drake acted as interlocutor, and the end
men and women were Messrs. Earle, Beauchamp, Tye, Richardson and Goward, and
Mrs. Lampman, Mrs. Tye, Mrs. Courtney
and Miss Newling. The performance was
good throughout, the dancing of Mrs.
Simpson's pupils being particularly well
received. In the intermission Dr. Fagan
spoke on the question of consumption and
the scheme which was in hand to erect a
sanitarium in British Columbia. The performance is to be repeated tonight, when
those who were unable to witness it on
Thursday should certainly attend. The
profits in this case will go to the San Francisco relief fund.
ies, distinguished himself as the leader of
McKillican's Band at the Magpie Minstrel
show. It is the best thing Fred, has ever
done, and stamps him as the most versatile female impersonator in Victoria amateur circles.
A Desirable Resident.
Mr. James Vair, of Barrie, Ontario, who
conducts one of the largest wholesale fruit
and commission houses in that Province,
and who is also prominently interested
in other business enterprises, is at present
visiting in the city, a guest at the St. Francis Hotel. Mr. Vair may in the near future
take up his residence in Victoria, and he
will be welcomed here, if for no other reason that he is recognized as one of the most
public-spirited and enterprising commercial men in old Ontario—and Victoria
needs a few more of that kind.
He Knew.
"Papa, what is a sober fact?"
tight money market, Johnnie."
Shadow Vanished When Life Ended.
Next week the Victoria Theatre will be
After the Lord Mayor's show comes the
donkey-ccrt, and after several weeks'
splendid shows at the Grand Theatre, Victoria, comes one which must be styled
weak. With the exception of the balancing feats of the Fowler Brothers, which
are certainly something very much out of
the ordinary, the turns are poor. Evans
and Evans are fair clog dancers, and there
are one or two funny things in the comedy
sketch. Next week, however, there is the
promise of a strong bill, as Manager Jamieson has received notice that Rapoli is coming. Rapoli has the reputation of being
one of the best jugglers that has ever appeared on the vaudeville stage. Juggling
has to be very good and original these days
to attract the attention which Rapoli has
undoubtedly attracted. There should be
a sufficiency of the comic element to wake
even the most sedate into laughter, as
Geo. Yeoman will appear as the German
Comedian, and Mildred Manners as a seriocomic. In addition there will be a comedy
sketch, presented by LeWitt and Ashmore.
The illustrated song will continue to be
sung by Frederic Roberts, who has never
failed to please his audience, and the moving pictures will, as usual, be changed.
On Saturday night Blanche Walsh appeared at the Victoria Theatre in "A
Woman in the Case"—at least the shadow
of Blanche Walsh did, for it was not the
reality at all. Nothing, not even genius,
could redeem this latest Fitchling from
vulgarity. There is some justification for
taking the public into the precincts of the
charnel house, if there is a lesson to be
learned or a problem to be solved; there
is none for thrusting on them the banalties
and lubricities of the underworld for no
reason but to familiarize them with the
seamy side of life. "A Woman in the
Case" is devoid of purpose, interest or
utility, and, besides being pernicious,
marks the lowest depths of American
dramatization. If Chicago can tolerate
this, it can tolerate anything. It was a
pity to see an actress of Blanche Walsh's
parts associated with such a play and such
a part. It furnished no opportunities for
her great gifts, and only served to suggest
one of the worst features of syndicate
companies, the eclipse of a star. It is to
be hoped that before long Miss Walsh will
be seen in something worthy of her powers,
but obviously she will have to look beyond
Clyde Fitch for the vehicle.
The free use of Victoria Theatre for two
nights is no mean contribution to the cause
of charity. Manager E. R. Ricketts is deserving not only of the thanks of the commit tee, but of the recognition of the community, for his timely generosity.
Fred Richardson, as Creatore the feminine, in abbreviated skirts and lace fripper-
Mrs. F. J. Noble, 849 Helmcken street
will not receive again this season.
* # *
Mr. A. J. McMillan. Managing Director
of the LeRoi, is in the city.
Mr. D. A. McMillan from Newmarket is
on a visit here, at the Hotel Vancouver.
Mr. A. C. Burdick, who has been visiting in the city, left yesterday for his home
in Lacombe, Alberta.
* * *
Mr. R. J. Kennedy, passenger agent of
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, of
Denver, is in the city.
* * *
Hon. R. F. Green, Chief Commissioner,
is at the Hotel Vancouver.
* * *
Mr. G. G. Hobson, of Messrs. Hobson &
Co., Ltd., insurance agents, returned on
Friday from a business trip to Toronto.
* * *
Lieut.-Col. English, who has been in
charge of the forces at Esquimalt, stopped
off in the city on his way to England.
* * *
Col. A. Markham, of St. John, N.B., is
visiting the city. He is vice-president of
the Tourist Association of that city.
Mr. R. P. Butchart, managing director
of the Vancouver Portland Cement Company, which has its works at Tod Inlet,
near Victoria, has been in the city this
* * *
Mrs. Seul has gone on a trip to Dublin.
* * *
Mr. C. B. Harris, of Moncton, N.B., is
in the city.
* * *
Mrs. McLagan will remain in town at
her residence, 1159 Georgia street, until
* * *
Miss Anthony and Mrs. Wall, of Nanaimo, are in the city on an extended
* * *
Mr. F, T. Salisbury, paying teller of the
Bank of British North America, will be
married to Miss Jessie Lawson at an early
* * *
Mr. Joseph McCourt, who has been
spending a few days in Nanaimo with his
son, Mr. Samuel McCourt, has returned t
* * *
Mr. G. Silvester, of the Keremeos Land
Co., is in the city, and is registered at the
In the course of a lecture before the
Psychotherapeutic Society, Dr. Ward announced that Professor Elmer Gates, of
Washington, D.C., who has been experimenting with light rays, has found about
five octaves above violet a form of rays
similar to "x" rays. Under these rays
living objects throw a shadow only as long
as there is life in the object. A live rat
was placed in a hermetically sealed tube,
and held in the path of the rays in front of
a sensitized screen. So long as the rat was
alive it threw a shadow. When it was
killed it became suddenly transparent.
"Here," said the lecturer, "there was a
strange phenomenon. At the very instant
the rat became transparent, a shadow of
exactly the same shape was noticed to pass
as it were out of and beyond the glass tube
and vanished as it passed upward on the
sensitized screen."
Words That Will Not Rhyme.
The English language is a wonderful,
living growth. With the single exception
of Latin, it is the most majestic vehicle
for blank verse and poetry.. There are
many words in English that have no
rhyme. As given in the "Rhymers' Lexicon," by Andrew Lang, they are as follows: Aitch, alb, amongst, avenge, bilge,
bourn, breadth, brusk, bulb, coif, conch,
culm, cusp, depth, doth, eighth, fifth, film,
forge, forth, fugue, gulf, hemp, lounge,
mauve, month, morgue, mourned, mouth,
ninth, oblige, of, pearl, pint, porch, pork,
poulp, prestige, puss, recumb, sauce,
scare, scarf, sixth, spoilt, swoln, sylph,
tenth, torsk, twelfth, unplagued, volt,
warmth, wasp, wharves, width, with, wolf,
wolves.'-'-,    V.x ./i.-£ty
Not the Same.
Mr. Leonard Hastier Leigh, until recently a very popular resident of Victoria
West, paid this city a business visit during
the week, in the interests of the well-
known firm of Gavin Bros., Vancouver.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. F. B, Pemberton have returned from England, after an absence of
three months, during which Mrs. Filton
occupied "Mount Joy."
* * *
Hon. R. and Mrs. Hood are staying at
the Balmoral, and will remain there until
they leave for England in May.
* * *
Mrs. Piggott, Stanley avenue, entertained on Thursday evening last in honor
of her guest, Miss Humphreys, of Vancouver, the amusement of the evening being the popular "500." Mr. and Mrs. Taylor won the first prize. A one those present were: Mr. and Mrs. . Taylor, Mr
and Mrs. J. S. Gibb, Mr. and Mrs. A.
iggott, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. ore, Miss Ar-
buckle, Mr. S.   iggott, Mrs. Barkley.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Gore spent a few days
at Cowichan Lake this week.
* * *
The news of Mrs. Few's death in Monterey has been a great blow to her many
friends in Victoria, where she has been for
about five years with her two little daughters. The eldest (Doris) was with her at
the time of her death.
* * *
Word has been received from Mr. Ernest
Stonham, formefly of the Bank of B. N. A.
here, but now in San Francisco, to say he
is in Berkeley, but has lost all his personal
First Old Sport—Lord bless me. You
don't say you're moving again? Second
Ditto—No, old chap, we don't say so; but,
as a matter of fact, we are.—Ally Sloper's
Mamie—I believe in woman's rights.
Gertie—Then you think every woman
should have a vote? Mamie—No; but I
think every woman should have a voter.
A wedding that does not to some extent
expedite prosperity, or visibly increase the
Federal census, is lacking in a very essential particufar. : &".;   ,, igjfe fl
Uneasy Passenger (on an ocean steamship)—Doesn't the vessel tip frightfully?
Dignified Steward—The wessel, mum, is
trying to set hexample to the passengers.
—Chicago Tribune.
"There is no happiness like domestic
happiness," she sighed. "True. That is
the reason I'm never going to marry," retorted the Bohemian.
"It don't pay to be kind to pets," said
Jounny. "I filled the goldfish globe up
with milk one day, and the fish all died."
Sentimental Youth (to partner, shaken
by a passing tremor): "Oh, I hope you
don't feel cold?" "Not at all, thanks.
Only 'the grey goose walking over my
grave.' " Sentimental Youth (with effusion):   "Happy goose."—Punch.
An old hen was pecking away at some
stray carpet tacks in the back yard. "Now
what do you suppose that fool hen is eating
those tacks for?" said Homer. "Perhaps,"
rejoined his better half, "she is going to lay
a carpet."—Pick-Me-Up.
Q.—Why has Mr. Tree recently dispensed with his body servant? A.—Because no man is a Nero to his valet.—
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