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THE WEEK
A Provincial Review and Magazine.
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VICTORIA, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1905.
Price 5 Cents
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The Passing Show.
[Pomic-Opera Sailors on  The   Quadra—Strange   Epistle   of a
Liberal—Comment on Things in General.
People who have any knowledge of the
iiual  conditions of  the sea-faring life
[ust be   very   much   amused by the
Strike" ou the   Dominion  government
tamer Quadra.   The petty oUicers aud
en prepared a "petition" to the author-
as which they requested their captain
pass on to Ottawa.   The request wns
j'used, and very properly.    Ihe petit-
u sets forth that the lirst olhcer is
ucougeuial" uud that his "incivility is
^uethiug that uo man eau stand."   No-
.ng could    be    more suitable for thc
jok" of a comic opera.   First ollieors
ships very  often are  "uucougeuial"
d "uncivil"  to  their men.    But then
•y hardly expect to have sailor-men
der'thein who have graduated from a
goods store where all the male as-
;tauts are "gentlemen" and addressed
"Mister," and who teach iu Sunday
foois as a recreation on the Sabbath,
lese mild descendants of the old sea-
gs who mude the little kingdom iuto
world-wide empire apparently  expect
hud ollicers over them who wear white
I gloves and say "if you please" wheu
ley issue an order.   The trouble lies in
lir absolute ignorance of the meaning
\ discipliue.    They do uot realize that
tthey do uot like the work they can
fit it, and that the life of the sailor is
exactly suitable for a  lot of solt-
ludod, mealy-mouthed heelers   on   the
fkout for au easy political job.   it is
liged thut the lirst ollicer, Mr. Pope,
■ears at his meu ou occasions,    vvc
I uot wonder at tbat.    Rather would
commend Mr.   Pope   for his "lau-
|lge."   There never was ti sailor worth
salt who picked   his   words like u
ling "school inarm."
Miilius' misdeeds, but we do assert that
it was undoubtedly the cause of them.
Until Canada attains to complete civilization by the enactment of proper bankruptcy laws, such as have existed for
many years in the civilized countries of
the world, financial troubles, with the
aid of our experienced duns, will continue to fill our prisons with men who
ought to be useful citizens.
.ulookeis see most    of    the    game.
|ilu the Liberal party—both provincial
Dominion—ia exhausting its vocabui-
|of abuse of the McBride governmeut,
fact remains that British Columbia
Ik iu London   is   higher ihau it has
L for very many years.    Capital is
[ring into tlie country, ou  the coust
I iu the interior uew industries are be-
estahlished and railway   uud other
[elopuient is    advancing    with rapid
des.    This is a pretty good showing
er two years   of    what tho Liberal
pip-spenkers cull   a "weak" govern-
|it.   The fact   of the   matter is that
big financial authorities of the out-
It world are better   able   to form au
finale of the strength of the govern-
fut than   the   unfortunate   Liberals,
lose eyes are blinded with   tears   of
he and mortification   at   fhe unholy
■ w their party has   beeu   making of
Mi.
Mr. T. W. Williams, special commissioner of the Over-seas Mail, has written
a somewhat amateurish letter to England, which is printed in the Mail of
June 30th. The letter was written from
Victoria, and we quote a portion of Mr.
Williams' literary effort here:
"Victoria is situated ou Vancouver Island, and is the capital of British Columbia. It has 25,000 inhabitants, and has
not increased in nny wny during the last
ten years. The houses of parliament are
fine buildings, built upon a slope overlooking the harbor. A solid stone embankment hns been recently constructed,
and at the rear the Canadian    Pacific
Victorians are accustomed to being
told they are slow, hut our friend, the
special commissioner, is the first to
christeu the city "Sleepy Hollow," and
to intimate that we are too dull even to
entertain "remittance men." This letter
serveB to demonstrate, once again, the
worthlessness of the impressions of the
hurried globe-trotter.
Frenzied Politics.
Slanderous Attack on Premier, McBride  by the Victoria Times
—Action Entered, for Libel.
If there is oue thing more than another
calculated to send the editor of the Vic-
__„— | tor;a ximes beyond   the   boundary line
Elsewhere iu this issue we print a let-1 that divides sanity from lunacy it is the
ter from a subscriber outside Victoria, j growing prosperity of British Columbia
m reference to the damage   caused by j under   a    Conservative  administration
bush fires, many of which are beiug continually started for the purpose of clear-
irg land by owners, who are non-residents and perfectly indifferent to the
less their selfish carelessness occasions.
The law, us it stands—we speak from
memory—forbids the firing of timber
during the summer months, or at least
intends so to do. If, as our correspondent states, its construction is so faulty
that it can be disregarded with impunity, then immediate steps mast be taken
to carry it out in the spirit as well as in
tU;-» letter. This is not the first time we
have heard these complaints. This per-
s'.stent source of injury and danger must
he dealt with at once.
The solemn columns of the Manitoba
Free Press seldom lend themselves to
mirth, but, in its issue of the 28th of
This gentleman has beeu tiling space in
his columns with abuse of Premier McBride and his colleagues ever since the
people of the province preferred the Can-
servatives to the Liberals at thc last
general elections; very few people troubled to read these effusions, for having
read two of them the coutents of the
other 008 could be imagined. They were
all alike—consistently untruthful and
consistently absurd. This public indifference to his political campaign has had
a bad effect upon the mental mechanism
of the editor, and with the steady improvement of British Columbia's credit
aud her growing prosperity, the gentleman on the shady side of Broad street
appears to have gone mad. In a recent
issue of the Times appeared an articlf
entitled "Alberni's Opportunity,"- iu
which the writer throws sanity and de-
l.'ho case of E. O. Malins, deputy reg-
Irar of New Westminster, who is ac-
ned of having defrauded the govern-
| iit and certain applicants for uaturul-
I tion papers, and who left thc country
lor the dismissal of thc charge of for-'
ry laid against him, is exciting con-
lerable interest iu New Westminster,
lore Mr. Malins is well known. The
le inwardness of the case is as well
|)wn as Mr. Malins. lie had bt-n in
government employ for a uumbit of
la's, is a married man nud bud lo keep
Jug ou a Very small salary. A* a re-
he got into debt am! continued get-
I: deeper nnd deeper into that form of
|uble until his life was rendered n bur-
to him by the system of limning
jich hns reached its hlgnest—or low"-t
development in this country. We do
urge this   as   nn   excuse for Mr.
MISTRESS BRITISH COLUMBIA, (Loquitor)—" At him, Richard!
doth shame the laud that feeds him.
His slander-poisoned breath
railway are constructing au hotel on steel
aud rock foundations. Victoria is one of
the healthiest climates in thc world, aud
is a little paradise for retired army and
navy ollicers and civil servants with
modest incomes. There is plenty of
hunting, shooting and fishing in the island, iu addition to golf, tennis, lacrosse,
cricket, baseball and other healthy sports.
The Union Club is one of the most comfortable clubs ou the American continent. The town is .^ept beautifully clean,
nnd is so quiet that it might well be called the "Sleepy Hollow" of the Pacific.
It is too slow for the ordinary remittance
meu, who prefer Vancouver, on the mainland."
I OGILVIE'S ROYAL HOUSEHOLD FLOUR I
$i.6o Sack.
I, Dixi M.ROSS & Co.,  Progressive Grocers.
.Tune, there occurs n sentence so full of
a sardonic humor that if is hard to be-
l.eve it a mere printer's error. The
paper is describing nn imposing ceremony at which Mr. Howell, K. C, president of the Manitoba Law Society, pre-
.•inted to the Court the student's who
had successfully passed their final examinations for tho bur. The Free Press
then proceeds with its1 narrative as follows: "After taking fhe usual hath,
they signed the roll of barristers." Bath,
yes. Ou this side of the Rockies they
orly take the usual oath. But cleanliness is next to Godliness, and Manitoba
was ever one of those who made clean
tli6 outside of thc philter. Look at Clifford Sifton.
It is a    significant    commentary on
what might be expected, if the Liberals
coney to the winds nnd achieves a depth
of journalistic blackguardism which is we
think, without parallel in this province.
The attack was directed principally
iiiminst the Premier, and we are informed that Mr. McBride has felt it bis
duty to the country to take legal proceedings against his libeller, und we
commend the decision,
Britisli Columbia bus suffered much by
reason of the rancour of partisan scribblers. While sensible people in the prov
ince pay little intention to und place no
reliance upon Ihe political articles in the
Times and other newspapers of the same
class, these papers go abroad, and such
stuff us thut of which the Times was
guilty hist week is quoted against lis.
Strangers nre led to believe that our
lending public men nre without honor,
und naturally conclude thnt if our lend-
ever obtained control iu British Colum- j era nre shameless British Columbians
bia, that the only part of British Col- j generally nre no better. In this way do
umbla where railroad development is at j 01,r unbalanced partisans work Injury to
u standstill is that   traversed—or   sup- j "10 country.
posed to bo traversed—by the Grand The following extract from the article
Trunk Pacific Railway, a Liberal under- I in the Times complained of is u fair
taking run by a Liberal organization.       sample of the whole:
"The government of Hon. Richard
McBride was conceived iu treachery
of the blackest character, and it has
beeu maiutuineu by tactics of an even
viler character. Finding himself practically in a minority iu the legislature
of the province, the Premier connived
with the returning officer of Fernie
constituency to steal oue seat from
tu.. liberal parly. That conspiracy was
daringly and brazenly executed. The
returning officer was u partner in business with the minority candidate, who
was declared returned although he had
received but a minority of the votes cast
by the electors of Fernie."
This is u disgraceful libel, iu which a
grain of harmless truth is cunningly iu-
terwoveu with deliberate, injurious fnlse-
hood. The grain of truth is to be fouud
in the statement that ihe returning of-
ucer at Fernie was a partner iu busiuess
with the Conservative candidate. The
buluuce of the story is the result of a •
disordered brain.
That is the opinion of The Week. A
valued correspondent has another explanation. He writes that the attack ou
the Premier is another illustration of the
stuu.al policy of the Times to endeavor
to distract public attention from the
shortcomings oi its proprietor, Senator
iciupleiuiin. lie points out that the
time is approaching wheu the Hou. Senator must return to Victoria to face the
music. Long mouths huve passed since
the Senator made pledges to the electors
of \ .ctoria which secured the election of
Mr. George Riley. Those pledges have
been broken. The Grand Trunk Pacific
railway is still iu the air, so far us British Columbia is concerned; and for ull
we know to the contrary may remain iu
the altitude wherein Spanish castles are
built lor another seventeen years. The
ouly evidence we have had of ihe actual
existence ot the promoters of that railway wns an impudent attempt ou their
part to hold up the provincial government for lauds and money for their already over-subsidized graft—au attempt
ouly mude possible by the refusal of the
Dominion government;, of which Senator
Templeman is a member, lu insert iu tbe
railway contract clauses which would insure the construction of thc railway us
intended hy parliament. The Times, our
correspondent concludes, is endeavoring
to drag another red herring across the
Senator's tracks, and Premier McBride,
being a Conservative, is selected as u
suitable sacrifice on the ullar ot Liberalism.
This seems probable enough, and our
readers may take their choice of motives.
One fact is indisputable, and that is tbat
the article quoted from the Times is a
disgrace lo British Columbian journalism.
Many citizens were grievously puzzled
over the meaning uf the letter signed by-
Mr. R. T. Elliott iu the Colonist of
Wednesday lust. Was Ihe just Indignation of Mr. Elliott aroused to such un
extent by the voting of pensions to the
cx-Couservutive lenders by the Federal
Parliament that he temporarily withdrew tbe light of his countenance fiom
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, or wns the letter
"writ sarcastic" '.' So far us The Week
Is concerned Mr. Elliott hus been guilty
of a distinct breach of good taste in
launching so odd a conundrum upon us
during these warm days. Mr. Elliott
has beeu considered oue of the lending
lights of fhe local Liberals, but his letter
might well huve been written by a Conservative, rrolinlilv many of our renders expect (his, the ouly really wise paper in Victorin, In solve the riddle. The
Week, however, does not propose to do
so for two reasons; first ly, because wo
think Mr. Elliott ought to do it himself,
and lastly, because we have not yet
reached n conclusion on the subject ourselves. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1905.
Our London Letter.
Some Interesting Events in the English Metropolis.
:
London, June 27, 1905.
Dear Victoria:—June, as you doubtless
know, is one of the gayest mouths of the
year in Loudon. The chief excitement
lately has been the visit of the King of
Spain. Unfortunately the first part of
his visit was greatly marred by deluges
of rain. He seemed to bring the weather
to which we fit the old rhyme, "Rain,
rain go to Spain, aud don't come back
till we want you again." Anyhow the
weather spoilt all the beautiful decorations in the streets. The King is said
to be a nice, intelligent youth, greatly interested in all he saw, and enjoying
everything. King Edward gave a great
banquet at Buckingham palace in 'us
honor, when the magnificent gold plate,
the flowers and jewels worn by the
Queen and great ladies made a most
dazzling display. The Queen, as usual,
was the most beautiful woman ther-;
others who looked very well were the
Duchesses of Portland, Roxburgh".',
Westminster and Lady Londonderry. A
magnificent dinner was also giveu to the
young King by Lord Lansdowne, and
Lord and Lady Londonderry gave a bull
in his honor. King Edward and the
Queen were there, and stayed til- 2
o'clock, and every royal person in England is said to have attended. The ball
commenced with a royal quadrille. Londonderry House is a very fine plnce and
H.R.H. Princess Gustav Adolf of Sweden
(Nee Margaret of C'otinatight.)
there are some beautiful pictures iu it.
The next event given for the Kiug of
Spain was a review at Aldershot, and he
is said to have been much struck and
pleased with the smart appearance of
the troops.    All regiments quartered at
Aldershot took part, and there were besides Guards,  Rifles,  a  Naval  brigade,
and the ICth  Lancers.    King Edward
has appointed the Spanish King colonel
in chief of    this    latter regiment, and
when it came to their turn to go past
he rode at their head.   The ICth have always been considered one of the smartest
regiments in the English army.   A state
ball was given  nt Buckingham  palace
also; this is always a very  wonderful 1
sight, the countless  uniforms nnd bril- j
linnt jewels and the many really beautiful people; in fact, the King of Spain i
is  said  to have  been   much  impressed |
with tbe beauty of English women.   Be-
sides all these state functions, he found [
time to visit Westminster   Abbey,   the
military tournament, the Houses of Parliament, Apsley House (to see the numerous treasures brought back by the great !
Duke of Wellington after the Peninsular ;
war), tbe Natural History Museum, the i
Albert    Hall,    the    Guildhall, the fire
brigade at Southwarlt, the Zoo, and the
Cullignn diamond  (the largest diamond
in tho world)'.   Truly it is a good thing
to be young and to have so much energy
and to be able to enjoy yourself
The most iniportnnt  weddings  lately
include that of Lady Margaret Compton,
only daughter of the Marquis of Northampton, to Lord Lock.    The ceremony
took place in the Guard's chapel.   Lord i
Northampton  gave  his  daughter   many j
very valuable presents.    Another   wed-
ding was that of Lord and Lady Aba- j
dour, which took place In a deluge of 1
rain.    As the honeymoon    was   to   be
spent in a house boat, in such weather
it sounded rather depressing nnd damp. |
In   tbe   political    world   Mr.    Gully
the    late    speaker,    has    taken   • fare
well of the House of Commons.
He is to receive a pension, and if
he cares to take it, a peerage. He is
succeeded by Mr. J. W. Lowther, who
has occupied the post of deputy speaker
for some time; he was presiding in that
post on the recent occasion when the
Liberals made trouble. This is the first
lime for a number of years that a
Speaker hus been elected by the Conservative party; it has usually fallen to
the lot of thc Liberals.
The royal garden party ut Windsor
wus a very great success. Six thousand
people were invited, most of whom managed to go. Owing to a summer party
iu the country uo members of my family
went, but 1 am told by people who were
there that it was most enjoyable and a
very beautiful sight, and crowded with
royalties.
Another affair of importance has been
the marriage of Princess Margaret of
Conuaught to Prince Gustnvus of Sweden, which took plnce in St. George's
chupel. This chupel is very picturesque
with its kniyhts' stalls, and is full of historical associations. The various royal
personages present were conveyed to the
chapel by carriages, with postillions and
outriders, and escorted by Life Guards.
The guests who travelled from Londou
were seated hi the choir seats. All the
iudies wore demi-toilettes aud jewels.
These and the brilliant uniforms made
a scene of great splendor. The prevailing shades woru were heliotrope and
gray, the fashionable colors of this year.
There were present ut the weddiug the
Dukes und Duchesses of Manchester,
Devonshire, Westminster, the Marquises
ot Waterford, of Salisbury, of Lansdowne, the Earls and Countesses of
Dudley, Cadogan, Derby, Countess de
Grny, and numerous others of the grent
of the land; foreign ambassadors, ministers, etc.
The first procession consisted of tbe
ciergy in their robes, the Dean of Windsor, the Archbishop of Canterbury, et
ulin; then came tbe bridegroom, supported by his brother, Prince William, uud
his uncle, Prince Eugene. The bridegroom wore the uniform of a Swedish
hussar. At 12.30 arrived the King aud
Queen and the great officials of the
household. King Edwnrd led Queeu
Alexandra by the hand. No one who
hns not seen a royal procession can
imag.ue how very imposing it is. The
King wore the uniform of a British
Field Marshal, and the Queen wore a
dress of black net embroidered with sequins, over bright electric blue satin, and
her jewels aud orders, which are very
beautiful. She was, it is said, as usual,
the most handsome woman there. Immediately behind the King and Queen
walked the Crown Prince and Princess
of Sweden. The Crown Princess' dress
wus of white gold brocade. Amongst
tbe ninny royal personages present was
the Khedive of Egypt. Lust uf all cume
ihe bride's procession, the hymn, "When
God of Old Came Down From Heaven,"
being sung. She wus led to the altar
oy her father, the Duke of Conuaught.
On arriving there she bowed to the King
and Queen, nnd then gave her hand to
ihe bridegroom, who kissed it. She wore
:i costume of soft ivory satin, the front
entirely covered with beautiful Currick-
uincress luce (a present from tbo Indies
o Ireland). Her low bodice was draped
down each side by the snme luce over
volants and across the front were trails
of orange blossom. Her veil, which was
of the same luce, extended almost to the
hem of ber train. Her jewels were a
string of pearls, tbe gift of tlle bridegroom, and some others which had belonged to her grandmother, Queen Victoria. The bridesmaids were her sister,
Princess Victoria Patricia, Princess
Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Princess Mary of Wules, and Princess of
Snxe-C'oburg and Gotha. They wore
dresses of St. Patrick's blue, which is a
very lovely pale shade, and each curried
a bouquet of marguerites nnd shamrocks tied with St. Patrick's ribbon.
Later in the day the Prince and Princess left for Saighton Grange, lent by
Mr. George Wyndham und Countess
Grovenor. The bride's going away dress
was of ivory white taffeta, the skirt embroidered in u raised floral design nnd
the body veiled with white silk net nnd
luce. The hand embroidered collars and
cuffs  were  of  silk  embroidered  in  pule
pink and blue and finished with lace
frills. She wore n wide brimmed hat
ruched round the crown with tulle and
clusters of pink roses here and there,
and two pale blue feathers. The King
has made Prince Gustnvus a Knight of
the Garter, which, as you know, is the
highest order in England.
The whole of this week has been "Ascot," and the weather lias been splendid
for it. The usual number of people were
there, and the dresses ns wonderful as
ever. More go for the sake of the clothes
und to see their friends thnn for fhe sake
of the racing. It has always seemed to
me more like a huge garden party than
anything, and there is no shade from
the sun, which Is very trying.
Your friend,
PAULINE.
TEXADA NOTES.
(Prom Our Own Correspondent.)
July 15th.
Texada has beeu basking in sunshine
tor so long tbat the present showery
iieather is considered' a blessing—dis-
gnised though it may be! In mining matters, which are all the world to the
Island, there is promise of increasing
activity. The Marble Bay mine, under
Mr. Gram'., management, continues to
disgorge 400 t'o 500 tons of ore a week,
i'iid shows no signs of failing iu the pro-
ci ss, aud results are improving. A mi'ue
like this one which steadily continues
profitable work year, in, year out, is a
joy to every well wisher of the country,
its neighbor, the Van Auda mine, is being kept dry, but uo work is doing at
present. Report's from the Copper Queeu,
however, are encouraging, and Mr.
Wilde, the new manager, is expected up
daily. The Loyal group is being developed, and there are high hopes that the
Puget Sound Iron Company's mines will
shortly open up aud employ a large num
1 er of meu.
The advantages of Texada Island, as
n tourist resort are not widely enough
known. The scenery is beautiful, and
I'he summer climate ull that can be
desired. Fishing, bathing and hunting
ure all lo be had of the best. There are
two local kikes where the trout and salmon fishing tue said to be equal to anything else of its kind iu the province. To
crown all the Marble Buy hotel, situated
on the cliff over the bay, managed by
Mr. Booth, and the Van Anda hotel in
the centre of the town, run by Mr.
Lyons, are both really good comfortable
louses, in which a very pleasant time
can be put in.
The topic of the day, however, is
politics. Texada lslaud being included
u. the Alberni electoral division, is in
the throwes of faction fighting whether
Mr. Mausou, or Mr. Aitken is to be its
parliamentary representative. The same
bitterness of feeling ihat actuates so
many Liberals throughout the other district's that a nominee of Ralph Smith
should be forced down their throats is
here apparent also. But, apart from
this, there is evidently a stroug sentiment amongst' the local electors (includu
lug not a few Liberals), for the choice of
Mr. Manson, us u muu, and the better
n.ii'n of the two.
The Premier aud Hon. Mr. Green held
meetings here on Tuesday and Wednesday in favor of Mr. Muusou's eundida-
tcrc, uud at the former Mr. Aitken, the
Liberal candidate, was also present, but
the honors were curried off hy the government supporters.
A commentary ou the ups aud downs
nl Van Andn's fortunes is the sight of
the slug dump of the smelter occupied by
-.: tennis net, the lengthy tramway from
the Cornell mine, representing so many
thousnnds of dollars, now used chiefly ns
n promenade, and a well-equipped saw
mill down iu the harbor lying idle. Aud
ii is all the result not of nntural barren-
i ess, but partly of mismanagement, and
perhaps more of bad bargains in the
various outside dealings with the properties'. However, there nre signs of better
tunes. The Island is full of mineral.
The continued prosperity of the Marble
Pay mine shows what can be done with
ii property m the right hands. By the |
way the lime kilns worked by the same
company are turning out 110-120 barrels
of lime a day. ami shipping same even
.".- far as to Honolulu.
The climate of Texada is claimed by
•eside'nts fo be the best on the const. The
clouds nre diverted along the mainland
and Vnncouver Island ranges, and Tex-
nda enjoys exceptional dryness. Even
some old Victorians resident here are
I'll in—though loth—to allow that the
deservedly famous capital city in this
respect must take second place.
Iu   social   mutters Van Anda moves
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The Victoria is Steam Heated Throughout; haB the best Sample .Rooms in
Oity; and has been Re-furnished from Top to Bottom.
along very pleasantly, though in a quiet
way just ut present. Dances at the
opera house, Sunday dinners at the
betels and picnic parties across the
Straits make gay the idle hours, and in
die many homes fair ladies and crowds
of chubby children brighten the little
tinning town with all the graces of family life.
The Union Steamship Company's
Steamers calling here known in Vancouver as the "hospital ships" are frequently very disapointing in their local
service to Vnncouver. On many trips
they humanely pick up badly injured or
('j ing men from the many logging camps
up tho coast, and hasten their return
trip in consequence, and many inten
passengers and persons with mail i
tors to send down, relying on sche'
time, ar© left in fhe lurch. It is t]
hoped for the sake of the loggers tl,
selves that the cruise of the const b;
mission hospitnl ship Columbia mnj
instrumental In treating many of t
sod eases on the spot. The mission
great work before it there.
No fewer than eight steam and 1
line lnuuches were lying nt the M
Bny wharf the other dny, roost' of
(wnod locally, but others over
electioneers, or pleasure cruising pi
This is a good showing for a popul
of perhaps 300. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1905.
ON BIG INTERIOR MOUNTAIN.
Great Central Lake, showing Drinkwater's Prospect.   Note large dumps of broken malachite fallen down mountain side.
Rich Discoveries.
|ur Kootenay  Co-respondent   Writes of
;/ Sensational Strike in Poplar—News
of the Kootenay.
"Nelson, July 10.
'he eveut  of  the past  week lu mining
".clos lias been the discovery of free gold
sensational amounts upou some Poplar
lopert'es. While the vein is not large
Ld the samples of which assays have been
•ken are probably picked, yet the values
le extraordinary. Several assays run over
[00,000 and none are below .f5,000. Were
le strikes wliicli huve beeu recorded in
Its Instance ou the Swede nud upon other
foplnr Creek properties, ns well as upon
Lppertles iu the Fish Creek and Ferguson
(strlcts, to say nothing of those made in
|inlr uud the vicinity, made in Uoldflelds
Tonopnh, there would be a rush to the
tstrlct.   For some reason or another Brlt-
I'i Columbians are Inclined to discount the
footenay und pay more attention even to
e Yukon, although the yield for the latter
dropping year by year and that of the
Inner Is largely increasing, and for 6ev-
Ini years has beeu in excess. A number of
Kqulrles hnve beeu sent In from various
iris of the Stntes relative lo these recent
■scoverles, and quite a small sized boom,
Illicit deserves to be bigger, is now fairly
■ider way.
Ir-e Supreme court has been sitting here
Ir n week trying the ease of the West
Ijfotenny Power & Light Compnny, which
Is been ingeniously, but not Ingenuously,
yleiivorlug to prevent the city from bulld-
i power plnut. It Is possible that the
luplotlou of tho power plant by the city
111 not entirely cut the West Kootenny
Iwer Company out of Its Nelson business,
[i will make a uold bid for that of Uoss-
lid, and possibly, ln time to conic, for
lull. Hence the hostility displayed is uot
I mueh for the little plant ns It at. present
Kos up, but rather for the potentialities
laich lie beyond. This Mayor Houston hns
Ireseeii, and hns Indeed already taken
steps, It is credibly reported (and
|ose who know the man may wen believe
, to cut in on the Rossland busiuess. But
L.sslund Is asleep, and if it Is not bowing
Iwn to the gods of Kirby It is hunkering
Iter other strange linages. It has evory-
[lng but ii belief In Itself nud Its destinies.
i is whispered more or less openly that ln
|osslund the new concentrator built for
lie Le Uol is not proving a remarkable
liccess.
IB. Klrby wasted u quarter of a million
|ad more on hie concentrator at Traljj
aown to-duy ns Klrby's monument, and
lie Le Uol hns spent a large amount on Its
(resent concentrating plant. The Elmore
liueentrators   were   good   enough,   but   It
eventually proved ilint the mines for which
they were built, ihe White Bear und the
Le Roi No. 2. had no concentrating ore to
speak of. The only concentrator la the
Rossland ciiuip which hns really done undoubtedly good work Is Hint on the Velvet
mine. Naturally,. It wus the least expensive of them all.
The Providence mining ease Is now before the Supreme court here, and some
sensational disclosures involving perjury
and forgery, und what nut, nre being made.
It is still sub judice.
Mayor John Houston Is still having fun
with his council. At the last meeting thc
driver of the Are team was for tne seventh
time reinstated, nnd was for the seventh
time suspended by the (Mayor directly afterwards. Mayor Houston at last condescended
THE LIFE OF THE COMING MAN.
At 1 year old—Changed front drugstore
to kitchen food.
At 3 yenrs old—Entered pulyteehnical
kindergarten,
At 5 years old—Entered iu primary department of public schools.
At 7 years old—Sent to college preparatory school.
At 0 years old—A freshman.
At 11 years old—Received his degree.
At 15 years old—Made superintendent
of the Whoopemnloug Manufacturing
Company.
At 18 years old—Marie president nf the
Rushemtodeth Trust.
At 21 years old—Elected to a dozen di-
reetora tes.
Delia Glacier, facing tbe " Big Interior " mine, Alberni division.
to give a reason to the council for having
dismissed the man in the lirst Instance,
This time he snid the cause was drunkenness. The council refused to lake any
stock in the charge, saying It ought to have
been made months ago and not sprung at
the last moment iu such ii manner. The
Mayor was very indignant and demanded
a committee of inquiry, which was practically pooh-poohed. Now thc .Mayor jsays he
Is going to appoint n committee of fair-
minded people to investigate. However,
the whole mutter is now before the law
courts. Mr. Justice Irving refused to listen
to it yesterday, but the Dally News states
that he will do so later on.
Tlie secretary for the full fair has opened nn office, and a big list of prizes for all
the surrounding districts from Greenwood
to Cranbrook is being got out.
Foot of Great Central Lake, V. 1.   28 miles long.
At 25 yours old—Given control of the
Hot Air & Water Railway Company in
addition tu his other interests.
At 35 years old—Forcibly retired from
work, having reached the age limit.
At 38 years old—Made chairman
emeritus of some  more directorates.
At 40 yenrs old—Officially notified to
quit thinking.
At 50 years old—Ordered to cease indulging iu reminiscences.
At 00 yenrs old—Chloroformed.
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No. 203.
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Insurance Company" is authorized uud
licensed to curry ou business within tlie
Province of British Columbia, and lo curry
out or effect all or any of the objects of
the Compauy to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia
exleuds.
The head office of the Compauy Is situate
at  Edinburgh,  Scotland.
The ainouut of thc capital of the Compauy is £537,500, divided iuto tU.uUO Shares
of £25 each.
The head office of the Compauy Iu this
Province Is situate ut Victoria, aud Arthur
Williams Jones, real estate, financial aud
Insurance agcut, whose address is Vietoria,
Is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand uud seal of office
at Victorin, Province of British Columbia,
this 12th day of July, one thousand nine
hundred nnd live.
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The objects for which this Company has
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To carry ou the business of Insurance
against loss or damage by lire, and against
injury by fire to houses, merchandise, nnd
all other property, subjects anil effects, real
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lives and survivorships, purchase nnd sale
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DIPLOMATIC,
SOMETHING TANGIBLE,
When n Scotch schoolmaster entered
thu femple of learning ono morning he
rend on the lilucklionril: "Our teacher is
a donkey."
Tlio pupils expected there would be a
cyclone; but tho philosophic pedagogue
cortentcil himself with adding tho "driver," nnd opened fhe school as susuul.
Grace George says that 1 satisfy his
soul hunger so thoroughly that we need
hnvo no fiiniiM 1 engagement. Ho says
thai in spirit we nre already one. What
do you I'htnk of that?
Gladys—All very pretty. Bill just On'
sumo I wouldn't let him talk mo out of
tlio engagement ring,
4 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1935.
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THE V.. V. & 10.
Concerning the attitude of the notorious Times and the Liberal party generally towards the V., V. & B., Mayor
John Houst'on, M. P. P., in the Nelson
Tribune, pays our esteemed evening contemporary the following hot compli-
nents:
The Victoria Times, with its fatal
lubricity, can see nothing but self-interest nnd self-seeking in the efforts of
those who, whether in the House or
through the medium of the press, opposed .7. J. Hill's amendments fo the V.,
V. &, B. charter. The fact that the
Times failed to discern that Canadian
interests were involved might be taken
as one of ihe conclusive evidences of the
fact. Now that the fight is over, it may
he as well to point out for the benefit of
thoso who still believe in flint fetish that
the opposition secured all they aimed at
— the conservation of Canadian interests
by compelling Mr, Hill to resort to the
goyernor-iii-couucil euch time lie seeks
power to cross the boundary aud the insertion of a clause compelling him to
build to Princeton west to fhe const ou
Canadian territory. The latter was the
inly condition urged by the Tribune; the
fcimer was added mainly through the
pertinacity of the same George E.
Poster, whom the Times derides. Does
the volatile journal suggest that either
of these conditions is not a distinct gain
fVr Canada? Does it suggest that either
would have been voluntarily conceded by
J. J. Hill7 If not', then there is a victory due to strenuous opposition, a'nd the
milwny committee and the House have
leen convinced where the Times remains
purblind and obdurate. It is still very
difficult to see fo cast tlie mote out of
another's eye as long as there is a beam
lu one's own.
skill to manufacture. Just so with our
opposition friends; they harp and criticise, while the government has an
actual record to show for the two years
they have been in office, a record more
statesmanlike, more courageous and
solid than a'ny other administration, at
least for years back, has shown. They
hove brought about a better state of
things and are now in a position to go
forward with the work of progress. Today tho formal nomination of the candidates has taken place, and one short
week remains in which tlie.electors must
nuke up their minds as to which t'hey
will shoose, a thoroughly reliable, tried
man like Mr. Manson, who lias already
a long experience in public affairs; or
Mr. Ralph Smith's nominee of Single
Tax proclivities, whose main idea seems
to he to* act us n wrecker of good government, if lie only gets the chance.
Xunainio Free Press.
—and held up the Liberal candidate- to
public admiration on that account. But
it now appears that Mr. Aitken hus
opinions of his own. True, they are no
better in accord with public sentiment
in British Columbia than are Kalph
Smith's opinions. Whisper it gently; Mr.
Aitken is a Single Taxcr! At a moment
wheu his master's back wus turned he
imprudently let slip the fact upon a
public platform. There is consequently
consternation among the Liberals iu Alberni, aud it is rumored ou good authority
that John Oliver—who owns very uiuuy
fertile and valuable acres of hind—is going to retire, like Oiuciuuatus, to his
plow, being disgusted to Uud thut he has
nursed a Single Tux serpent in his warm,
rugged  Liberal bosom.
JOHN    HOUSTON'S    OPINION
CLIFFORD SIFTON.
OF
MONEY TO BURN.
The Federal Parliament is becoming
quite generous with the people's money
these dnys. Hou. members have voted
themselves a handsome increase of
salary, and politics will be a more lucrative profession than ever. Not only is
the sessional indemnity largely increased,
but ministers and even ex-ministers are
to share in the general prosperity. Tbe
leadership of the opposition is mude inlo
a scini-ollicinl position by the attachment
ol a handsome salary to the ollice. The
wisest part of the business is the all-
round increase in the salaries of judges,
who, although not members of parliament, are usually politicians, Opinions
will differ us to the advisability of the
increase in the indemnity to members of
parliament. One point ot view is tliat as
Cannda has not got people willing to
serve 111 parliament without monetary
reward it is better for the politicians to
receive their pay in a direct than in an
indirect way; in other words, il is argued
Hint the larger the indemnity the greater
the chance that the politician will keep
in the straight and narrow path. This
is rather cynical, tin Ihe other hand,
it is urged that polities is too professional a business in Canada already, and
that the more money there is in it tlie
more inducement there is for the least
desirable class of politicians to get into
tho game. The pensions provided for ex-
ministers nre somewhat superfluous in
many cases. Three or four thousand
dollars a year will look unite small to
Mr. Clifford Sifton, for instance, for that
ingenius gentleman, since he left a country store for politics a few years ago, lias
somehow acquired a considerable fortune.
Mr. Tarte. another of Sir Wilfrid
Lander's discarded friends, will find his
pension useful, as he is in the news-
pnper business, and Sir Charles Hibbert
Tupper probably will be able to make
use of his little allowance. The ex-
ministers must feel ns if they hnd received money from home.
Thc most pleasing part of the business
lo the general public is ihe unanimity
with which Liberals and Conservatives
in  the House co-operated    in the good
WHICH 7
Now that the Alberni    election campaign has been in progress long enough
to give tho two candidates a chance to
four the riding and address the electors
ut the various places, a fair estimate can
le arrived at by tbe people of   the respective merits of thc government and
opposition positions.   On the side of Mr.
Aitken and thoso who   arc   aiding and
abetting him. what hus been said in regard to whnt might be styled a platform?
Car. anyone point to a single statement
that, could be construed into nny policy
of a constructive nature?   On the contrary, the whole tenure of fhe remarks
of Mr. Aitken nnd those who have spoken
on his behalf, has been destructive. They
have expressed themselves ns "agin' the
government"; but uot anything has been
said of what course would be pursued to
advance the prosperity of   the country
were Mr. Aitken safely seated iu an opposition chair in fhe legislature.   By inference, one might draw the conclusion
Horn Mr. Aitken's remarks on the Assessment Act that had he the chance, lie
would put his   pet   Single Tax theories
into operation, or at least advocate them
iu the House.   Outside of that, one enn-
i'of find ill the speeches of the opposition
stumpers anything but denunciation and
abuse of the government and    its measures.   Even in that they ure   not consistent, for   although    Mr. Oliver   hns
ir.ged against    the Assessment Act, he
really wns not sincere   in his criticism.
the Premier's reply to him on Thursday
nt Wellington   drawing    the admission
that he did not think tne act was a bad
cue.   The Assessment Act, ns show'n by
ibe journals of the legislature of .March
17th last, passed Ihe second reading without division; :iin! anyone the least familiar with parliamentary procedure knows
that the practice in the House is to put
oneself on record at   that   stage of the
Kill, if there Is serious oojectio'n to it, the
passage of the second reading being the
adoption of the principle of the measure.
It appears that a policy of denunciation
of the government aud its measures, and
<f evasion in respect to anything thnt the
i pposition will do in the future is that
upon which the opposition    ure lighting
ihis campaign.   Therefore what have the
people to hope for by electing such a
combination ns this?   It is always easier
ti  criticize than to defend, to pull down
tl.itu to build up: a thoughtless child muy
smash  a watch  that takes bruins und
It is nhvays interesting to observe the
opinions hold by one great man of an
other—when you get a chance. That,
however, is not often, lor the grent seldom unbend. It is, therefore, with the
more pleasure that we rend the following warm and heartfelt appreciation of
Mr. Clifford Sifton—exemplar and exponent of the doctrines of modern Canadian Liberalism—in the columns of the
Nelson Tribune:
"Sifton is Tired" is the heading of a
Winnipeg dispatch, no doubt emanating
from the Free Tress office. Hnd we
been writing we would have varied the
title to 'Canada is Tired.' The dispatch
goes ou to sny thut 'Sifton is fired of
politics, anil will not return to the cabinet.' We have no difficulty in endorsing
this. He certainly will not, for many
reasons, chief among which is that the
grapes are sour, lt goes ou to say 'he
is anxious to go to England
proposition.
The business of the great Liberal firm
of Laurier & Co. is growing with the
times, lt is now necessary—very necessary—for them to have a duly accredited
agent iu all Provincial Houses—beginning
with British Columbia. Do just stop
and mark the growth of our free Cuuu-
Uinii institutions!
Reed Morris Chairs,
ft is rumored thut the principal reason
which moved Sir VV ilfrid Laurier to
order Ralph Smith and William Sloan to
put a Liberal member of au obedient and
submissive type iuto the i'roviiiciu!
House at any cost was the extraordinary
vote Of censure passed last session by
the Provincial Liberal Opposition in
Britisli Columbia upon the Dominion Liberal government at Ottawa iu counocl-
tiou with the much-needed imposition of
a duty upon American lumber. The Liberal revolt was ignored at the time—
with eight of a majority you can afford
to ignore the feeble splutlerings of the
oppressed—but the fault was uot forgotten. As soou as Mr. Aitken is elected he
will assume full control of the opposition
In the local House. His orders ure imperative to keep a tight hand upou Mr.
J. A. Mucdouald and John Oliver, aud to
.i likely check the tendency to hysteria iu politics
I'he country that could not j exhibited lust session by the Liberal
whip, King of Cranbrook, who was
prominent in leading the revolt against
Ottawa.
in twenty-five years condone the offence
of ns brilliant a man as Sir Charles
Dilke would hardly tolerate a feeble
imitation like Sifton. The final prognostication thnt he may accept a position
as Lieutenant-Governor of one of tho
new provinces is in some respects the
richest of all. The new provinces of the
..ghtly-nnmed great Northwest are not
looking for professional politicians of
tarnished fame to rule them, nnd it is
certain that if they could be cajoled into
complaisance, the hierarchy that rules
Laurier would veto the proposition. No;
.ortune knocks once nt every mnu's door,
out only once—and she knocked nt Sifton's. He abused bis opportunity, nud
must bid adieu to public office. Of his
social delinquencies we sny nothing, of
his political career we can say with confidence thnt for audacity, cleverness a 1
tihscrupulousness, it is unrivalled in tt..
annals of any civilized country. Sifton
ism will Ions stand as the embodiment
ot all that is most corrupt and retrogressive in Canadian .politics."
The first fruits, journalistically, of the
Unman Catholic clauses in tlie Autonomy
Hills, is the appearance of a French
newspaper in Quebec city culled "Ln
Libre Parole." which declares that the
English are making life impossible for
the French Canadians in the Confederation, nnd that n separation must be
brought ulioul. This is significant. The
more concessions the Quebec people get
Ihe more they want, There bus been too
much truckling to this French sentiment
anyhow; the statesmanlike course would
be to put a period to the absurd practice
of allowing a foreign language to be used
in u British Parliament, und to eradicate
that language from all official documents
and from all schools ill the Domiuion.
Let us bo one thing or the other. If this
is a British country, the English language should be good enough for everybody, nod the sooner the French Canadians lorget their foreign origin the better for themselves and for Cannda ns a
whole. No people can be united when
ihey cannot understand each other.
And in the meantime, speaking of Liberal anxiety for the welfare of British
Columbia, when is Senator Templeman
going lo tell us how it is that Grand
Trunk Pacific construction is going on
everywhere in Canada except iu British
Columbia, where they have not even a
survey party in the held. Did not th"
Senator teli us that immediate aud
simultaneous construction wns to commence in Britisli Columbia us in the
East? He did. And has it'.' lt hnsu't.
And is the Senator lingering in the East
to give the people time to forget what he
said?   He may be, but he will get left.
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THE OLD TROUBLE.
Revelstoke missed a great chance to1
advertise tlie mineral resources of the
surrounding district when the oppor-j
tnnity of having a visit from the Ameril
can Institute of Mining Engineers was]
lost. This city had the honor of being
placed on the first list of visiting points!
but such utter indifference was display!
ed here that the city was struck froiij
the revised tour.—Revelstoke Mail.
VICTORIA'S POSITION.
It was thought, when Sir Wilfrid
Laurier ui.J Ralph Smith nominated Mr.
Aitken as candidate to represent the Domiuion Liberal party in the British Columbia Legislature, that the worthy editor of the Nanaimo Ileruld was selectod
because he wns merely a looking-glass
for the opinions of Ralph Smith, nnd
quite unused lo thinking on his account,
Indeed, the Victoria Times snid as much
That there is a better feeling prevailing in Victoria is shown by recent real
estate transfers that have taken place
there, Victoria is one of the prettiest
little cities on the American continent,
surrounded by u country whose resources
are moro valuable than most Victorians
realize. These together with its geographical position insure its future, it is
bound fo bo a factor in the commerce of
the Pacific const.—Cowichnu Louder.
CONCERNING BUSH FIRES.
ONE OF THE FAITHFUL.
With this issue I lie Economist enters
upon its ninth year. It is I'he oldesl
paper in Nelson, and has never received
ini official call from Ihe sheriff. Itslurl-
ed as a Conservative paper, and has not
changed its politics during the eight
years of its existence. Some of its contemporaries have hnd n new set of policies nnd political principles every day in
Ihe week, but the Economist has been
content to adhere unwaveringly lo one
political faith.—Nelson Economist'.
A CHARITABLE PAPER.
In an outburst of candor the Tribune
boasts "that it has helped feed some of
the dirtiest scrubs thnt ever walked in
shoe leather." This wns suspected by the
public for some time, but it wns not expected that the evening paper would so
openly endorse the generally expressed
opinion of the citizens of Nelson.—Nelson Economist.
A Jerseyniiin who lately fell heir to a
considerable Inheritance, immediately
sent for n tailor to come nnd mensure
him for a cout-of-arms.
To the Editor of The Week:—I notiel
a very timely letter in the Colonist of till
11th from "Resident" in reference ti]
parties ourning timber with a view ti|
clearing property.
The summer burning done by a few o|
our business men nnd amateur farm.'
during the dry summer has been a >'.u.'2>|
of grave danger and anxiety to many 11
us for years, and in several cases a 'argi
amount of damage has been done and
no compensation obtainable.
The law ns it stands in reference tcj
fires is like many others, in that
proverbial coach and four could be driven!
through it, and it is literally impossible]
to secure a conviction. It usually api
pears thut fires are originated by men wehj
able to pay damage, the poorer fanners
not curing to risk the expense of a de-J
fence in court.
I hope that you will find room iu youfl
valuable paper to ventilate this matter,!
and that the attention of the government!
be brought to it so that means may bel
taken to abate the nuisance and amend]
the law.   Your, etc.,
FARMER.
Victoria, July 12th, 1905.
PATIENT, INDEED.
The old colored deacon   accosted the|
parson on Ihe roadside,     •
"Pnhson," he began.    "All    want to
ask you' a question.   Who wns de most]
patient man on earf?"
"Why, bruddnh," responded   the pnr-J
son, "Job was, ob cose."
"No, sah!   Alt tell yo' Noah was."
"En bow do yo' make dat out?"
"Why, Noah hnd two skeeters on do
ark en carried deni    around   foil forty]
days en nighls.    Ef he cud resist slap
pin' et deni all dat lime he wns de mos|
patient man on earf."
A rural poet indited a sonnet to   hi!
sweetheart, entitled "I kissed   her   sull
rosn."   The compositor knew better thaij
tbat. and set it up In printer's Latin,
kissed her snub nosa." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1905.
The Sophistical Easterner.
'refers Yellow Coolies to American Engineers—Absurd Attitude
of Eastern Canada on the Immigration Question.
1
,It is scarcely possible at the present
me to pick up a certain type of Eastern
anadiau  paper without coming across
^me sneer, some rebuke, or some dia-
sbe,  having  reference to  the attitude
(hich Britisli Columbia has adopted to-
ards Oriental immigration iu general,
id Japanese hum ignition in particular,
lie repeated re-euactmeut of uuti-Jupun-
j legislation by the different provincial
vernments, iu the lace of the equally
ten repeated disallowance of the said
;islation by the Domiuion gbverument
Ottawa, is alternately ridiculed as a
eeics of gallery play to the white labor
le, condemned as an exhibition of scl-
indifferehce   to. the welfare of the
jpire iu general, or threatened as beau act of contumacy towards   both
■perial und  Ottawa  authorities.
JiTet, incredible as it may seem, al the
•y moment that the Ottawa    goverii-
jit  and Eastern  sentimeut generally
niosi severe towards British Culuiii-
for  denying  the Japanese coolie a
it-hold upon her shores, the entire pub
opinion of Eastern Canada is worked
1 to  frenzy over  the possibility  of a
pie   of   American    engineers    being
lowed to enter Canada as the servants
'a industrial undertaking. The Eastern
luadian will not endure that these pro-
laional gentlemen shall enter inio oum-
.ition with Canadian    engineers,    aud
;u demands their immediate deporta-
u; nevertheless, with an iucousisteucy
.ich would be ludicrous were the sub-
t less serious, he at the same moment
ies tue right to British Columbia lo
.e a similar stand wilh regard io the
topetitiou of cheap Oriental luhor with
2! white workingniau. uf the coast.
he whole affair is but another 'illus-
tiou of the astounding ignorance pre-
liug  iu  eveu  Doiniuiou    governmeut
pes in the East with regard to ques-
ps of policy, administration and gen-
1 conditions which affect the well-be-
of the West.    \V"e laugh or are an-
ed, accoruiug    to    our mood, when
Jie English paper gravely publishes a
?utch to tho effect that the    prairie
ii in Winnipeg are threatening houses
die- suuurbs of Toronto; or wheu au
lish school text book depicts Central
iada as being a snow-covered morass;
^hese errors are trilling and excusable
e the monumental combination    of
confidence    and    ignorance    which
Inly takes the reins of power at Ot-
}a and applies its narrow local coudi-
Js to the administration of a country
■•ly three thousand miles away, and
firing iu climate, products,   develop-
t and population.   And does this, too,
1 a self-satisfied   indifference   which
,»r dreams of studying those differing
^litions on the big Dominion's Western
ioaPd.
low, comparing the desire of the
tern Canadian to exclude the Ameri-
engineer, aud the desire of the Brit-
Columbian to exclude the Japanese
ie, which of the two is the more
lifiable—the more based upon broad
[siderations—the fairer as between
and man? We have heard enough
to spare of both the disputes from
Eastern Canadian's point ol! view.
Iv let a British 'Columbian speak for
tish Columbia.
1 striviug by prohibitory legislation to
fek the influx into Britisli Columbia
ne Oriental coolie, Ihe government of
province has been actuated by what
liuiversally admit ted to be the highest
Jction of responsible government—
pely, the greatest good to the great-
number, Man for man, the white
'kinau of Britisli Columbia has no
ision to fear the competition of his
rtic rival, because, iu physical
ngth, education and intelligence, the
,0 workingniau is the stronger of the
In one point only is he weak—
of numbers. Here the Asiatic beats
British Columbia is but sparsely
ed, her total white population to-day
Lr below 200,000 souls. Across the
[fie in the densely crowded Orient
not thousands, but millions, of beings
'u untiring industry it is true, but of
r development, lower ideals and
■r requirements by very reason of
lower plane of existence.
;\v, pull down the legislative barriers
[till against these teeming hordes by
British    Columbia govern ment, re-
all restrictions lo their ingress, and
what happens? Why, Ihe white workman, our own flesh and blood, is swamped y an alien race, smothered by superior numbers. He may be as good a
man as any three or six of the Orientals
put together, but those three or six—aye,
aud a dozen more besides—will be there
to compete with him, and he must inevitably succumb, submerged by sheer
overwhelming force ol numbers.
There you have the white workman's
danger on the Pacilic Coast—tho danger
■against which he hus asked his government to protect him—the danger whicli
that government has accordingly legislated against. He does not fear the
Oriental as a man, he does uot fear to
p.. either his muscles or his intelligence
against the coolie, but he does fear—and
.ightly—his overwhelming numbers. Is.
his action in self-defence to be considered blameworthy? No.
Compare the attitude of the Eastern
Canadian towards the American engi-
..eer. Is he afraid of the numbers of
Americans who follow that profession?
No, that is uot 1ns reason, nor is there
cause for anxiety ou that score. Do the
iceals, the mode of living, the plane of
existence of the white American differ
from those of ihe white Canadian? Not
at all. Both are sections of the great
Anglo-Saxon race—praetically the same
flesh aud blood—tracing buck their origin
to tiie snme fountain-head, possessing the
same traditions.
What, then, does the Eastern Canadian fear, that he strives to bar the employment on Canadian soil of his blood-
relations from the United States? Well,
the truth musl be told, though it bo an
unpleasant one. Is it, in brief, thut the
engineer of the United States is a belief
trained man than his professional brother in Canada, and, instead of striviug
to rise lo Ihe snme high level ot attainment, does the Canadian seek to protect himself from tlle results of his own
neglect and incompetence by the enaction
of mediaeval and barbarous restrictive
legislation, whicli, by its very nature,
will put a premium on incapacity?
What au ignoble position for a nation
to take!
Let the world judge between the re-
structive immigration laws of the British
Columbian and the Eastern Cauadiau.
The former lights against an influx of
barbarism, the hitler against ihe admission of civilization. The British Columbian demands that he be protected
against the hordes of ignorance; the
Eastern Canadian demands to be protected in his owin ignorance from the disturbing competition of superior industry
and a higher civilization.
Which of these two sections of this'
great Dominion has right upon its side?
CONSERVATIVE  MEETING  AT
VAN ANDA.
(Fruin Our Own Correspondent.)
To-night (Saturday, 15th July) a meeting, called in favor of Mr. Minion's candidature, was held iu the reading room,
Van Anda. Tho hall was well filled, a
number of ladies beiug present. The
i hair was taken hy Mr. Kobt. Graham,
who at once called ou Mr. Manson. The
i lousei'Vtttlve candidate al the outset
said that he would be a fair uud loyal
supporter of the government because ihe
government had his complete confidence,
but he thought that every man should
ii serve his independence. A man who
served the people, must serve all the
people, He then reviewed the financial
r.spect of affairs when the present gov-
eimnent look Ihe helm, and showed
I ow they had wrought' order and
sound finance out of threatening
i uiii, and now the credit of tho
province amongst outside financiers
was never belter than at present',
lie I hen proceeded to slaughter in detail
Ihe several groundless charges brought
ngalnst the government by John Oliver
nnd other irresponsible persons, nnd
showed in a few plain words how the
Assessment' Act and the Education Act
were the best that any government could
no under the circumstances, and thai
'l.o assessment for schools in ihe Texada
district would amount to no more than
:: n ils. He thought ihat the roads, etc.,
ou tht. island wanted a larger appropriation. The policy of the opposition, as
voiced by Joh'u Oliver was simply to pull
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things to pieces. There had hitherto
been too much "politics" in fhe country,
and too little attention to "business."
Referring to his- political rival, Mr.
Aitken, he said thai he had never found
personal criticism right' or good. He appalled to the electors to judge between
them and between the government and
Ihe opposition. The responsibility was
on thein uutil polling day, when it would
lest ou the shoulders of their chosen
;i presentative. His own responsibility
was to his duty, his God, his King, his
neighbor aud himself. Mr. Mausou's remarks were listened to with deep interest and loudly applauded at the close.
The chairman then invited any opposition speaker present fo take the platform, but none offered, und the Hon.
Chas. Wilson was then culled oil.
Very humorously the attorney-general
started in to fell the real truth about the
perverted facts upon which John Oliver's
C'i Iticisms of the government were found-
eel. John Oliver's record us n legislator
v, as meroiy a destructive oue; us a constructive legislator his accomplishment's
were summed up in three hills, one had
tc do witli cuts, another with poisons,
and ihe third was such that it had fo be
withdrawn as no lieutenuut-govrnor out-
siiil of a lunatic asylum could possibly
ntseut to it. The attorney-general untitled to a declaration of Jir. Aitken's for
a single tax, aud asked how long in practice would John Oliver, the wealthy land
owner, be able to sit amicably with
Hugh Aitken, fhe "single tux" adherent.
He dealt iu detiiil with the Assessment
Act, the school question, the Dyking
Act, and the Kitimaat lands and
Kootenay lands, political red herrings,
also the export duty on lumber, und conclusively proved the government' case for
each. As for Knien Island and the pending government transaction with reference to it, he snid that when fhe fuels
should be made known thut deal would
probably be considered one of the best
ever made by nny government. Finally
he alluded to false statements that' were
n.ado as to his relations with the Premier. The Hon. R. McBride he declared
emphatically was above treason, and
above meanness, and Ihe best proof of
his (the speaker's) absolute accord and
faith in Hit Premier was the fact that
he accepted ollice without portfolio in
the Premier's government. The aftorney-
gei.eral referred to a "railway policy."
Tiie government would he guided
by public opinion ami provincial policy,
and in any big railway project undertaken hy them would go lo Ihe country
for approval. He felt sure Hint the present government hud the approval of the
country.
Mr, Wilson's manly straightforward
speech made a marked impression upon
the audience, and from comments heard
in Ihe strict afterwards, upon both bis
nini Mr. Manson's plain spenking, tho
Conservative candidate's prospects in
this locality never looked better.
A vote of thanks io the chairman proposed hy Mr. Manson und seconded by
Mr. Plnui'n brough lo n close proceedings
l,'inked hy good fellowship and goodwill.
R. T. Lowery is to resume publication
of "I.owery's Claim" as a monthly journal of "truth nnd humor, with no strings
upon ils editorials." Us aim will be to
"infect more sunshine Into a world nindi'
gloomy by bilious parsons"! The colonel
is clever and his "claim" no doubt will
command support from his mnny admirers.
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THIS NICOLA RAILWAY.
An Iowa editor recently announced
that n certain patron of his was thieving
as usual. He declared he wrote it
thriving.
W. Pearce, of Calgary, chief surveyor
and assistant hind commissioner for
British Columbia of the C. P. It., was in
Nicoln on Tuesday making a brief visit
through Ihe district, says the Nicola
Herald. He came in from Spences
Bridge uud reports that gradiug is in full
swing at the north end of the line and
construction camps have been laid out
for the first sixteen miles. Regarding
the building of the road, Mr. Pearce said
that front now on construction could be
rushed. A little delay was experienced
at urst owiug to the necessity of the engineering corps having to re-locate the
line—as many of the original stakes were
destroyed, and on that account delayed
the contractors from starting. The line,
practically speaking, follows the route
laid out by the surveyors of the Nicolu,
Kamloops & Similkameen Coal it Hail-
way Company, with a few slight changes,
which will materially lessen the engineering difficulties natural through a rough
country. He understood from the engineers that as much as possible, tunnel
work would be avoided, and for this reason the line will cross the Nicola river n
number of times in the lirst 22 miles.
'I'he bridge work will be permanent; rock
slides avoided aud the road bed, when
completed, will be one of the best in the
province. Yesterday S. Tingley, of Ashcroft, drove Mr. Pearce to the Nicola
Valley Iron & Coal Company's property,
and to several ranches. The coal showing opened the eyes of the visitor, who
expressed himself as well pleased wilh
the possibilities of the "blnck diamond"
on Ihe Coldwater. Mr. Pearce returned
on Wednesday afternoon to Spences
Bridge, proceeding to Nelson before
reaching Calgary, He will return to
Nicola later on iu the summer nnd make
a more extensive trip through the Nicoln
nnd Similkameen valley.
smelter a cheque for $1,143.50, being net
smelter returns for 20 tons of ore from
tbe Sully mine on the w-est fork of Kettle
river. One car of ore is now at the Midway station ready for shipment, nnd another has been hauled ns far as West-
bridge, a total of about 50 tons of an ap-
proximute net value of $10,000. The
mine, or rather group of mines, is distant
from the terminus of the Columbia &
Western railway at Midway about 50
miles, and 00 from .ireenwood. The property is owned by the Vancouver and
Boundary Creek .Mining & Development
Company, the principal shareholders being residents of Greenwood.
THE WILD CAT COLUMN.
The totnl out put of ore from Boundary
mines during Ihe lirst six months of this
year is estimated at 150,000 tons, value
$2,200,965, by tlie Phoenix Pioneer,
Last week, says tho Greenwood Times.
Ralph  Suiuiles received  from tbe Trail
A remarkable strike of free milling ore
is reported from Snlmo. The lucky parties are Messrs. Hillings uud Sckwinkle,
who hnve located a big ledge of ore to
tho north of the main branch of Sheep
creek. The rock is reported to be thickly scattered with visible gold, and the
news has created quite u sensation in
Snlmo, nearly nil the men about the towu
having rushed to the spot to make loca-
lions.
A 1,5110-foot Hume is being constructed
on the Myrtle hydraulic claim on Hall
creek, says the Ymir Herald, and within
nbout six weeks a monitor will be installed to work the gravel ou this claim.
The ground carries good values in coarse
gold, und an exceptional percentage of
black sand, whicli itself assays very high.
The lower portion of the gravels were
worked by pick and shovel work several
years ago, and many thousands of dollars extracted.
PAT AND THE YANKEE.
As Pat, an old joker,
And  Yankee more sly,
Killing together, n gibbet pass by,
Says the Yankee to Pats
"If 1 don't make loo free,
Give that gallows Its due,
Pray where would you be?"
"Faith, honey," snys Pat,
"And   Unit's easily   known,
I'd he riding fo town,
Be nieself all uhiiie."
Tatler—London, England. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1905.
Alberni Canal, from Goose Creek, showing New Alberni and
Alberni townsites.
COLLEGIATE SPORTS.
The annual athletic sports of the Collegiate school were held on Thursday in
the field adjoining the "Laurels," Bel-
cuer street. The glorious weather enticed a large numoer of people to attend.
The racing began at 2.30, the boys all
showing good results from the careful
training they had received. After half
the programme a bugle sounded an intermission for refreshments, which were
served from a large marquee erected on
the tennis lawn. Mrs. Archer Martin
presented the prizes, in the absence of
Mrs. Laing, who is at present in Toronto.
The following is a detailed account of
the events with prizes given and winner
of each event:
1. Broad jump (under 14)—1st, Martin;
2nd, Wilinot. Prize presented by Mrs.
R. Dunsinuir.
2. Broad jump (over 14)—1st, Humphreys; 2nd, Hill. Prizes presented by
Mrs. M. E. Dirvy.
3.. High jump (under 14)—1st, Perry;
2nd, Martin. Prizes presented by Mrs.
A. W. Hnnknm.
4. High jump (over 14)—1st, Place II.;
2nd, Humphreys. Prizes presented by
R. B. Barnes.
5. Throwing the cricket ball (over 13)—
1st, Bennett; 2nd, Hall. Prizes presented by D. B. Holden, M. D.
6. Uurowing cricket bull (under 13)—
1st, Perry; 2nd, Wilnot. Prizes presented by Mrs. E. P. Davis.
7. Three-legged race (over 14)—1st,
Bennett and Humphreys; 2nd. Cooke nnd
Perry. Prizes presented by Mrs. T. N.
Hibben.
8. Three-legged nice (under 14)—1st.
Martin and Davis II. Prizes donated
by E. P. Davis, K. C.
9. Quarter mile handicnp (over 14)—
1st, Humphreys; 2nd, Hill. First prize
donated by Mrs. A. P. Luxton; second,
G. Blizard.
10. Hundred yard handicap (under 14)
—1st, Perry; 2nd, Davis II. Prizes donated by Mr. Justice Martin.
11. Pole jump—1st, Humphreys; 2nd,
Hill. Prizes donated by Mr. C. E. Redfern.
12. Hundred yards handicap (under 12)
—1st, Rogers; 2nd, Ambery. Prizes presented hy X M. Ferriss.
13. Sack race-lst, Hill; 2nd, Cook.
Prize presented by Sir. T. R. Smith.
14. Hundred yards handicap (over 14)
—1st Humphreys; 2nd. Hill. Prizes donated by Mrs. Sterling and A. W. Jones.
15. Two hundred yards handicap
(under 12)—1st, Rogers; 2nd Combe.
Prizes presented by Sir Henri Joly de
Lotbiniere.
10. Hnlf-mile handicap (over 14)—1st,
Place I.; 2nd, Place II, Prizes presented
by Mr. S. J. Pitts nnd Mrs. Archer Martin.
17. Quarter-mile handicap (under 14)—
1st, Perry; 2nd, Davis II. Prizes by F.
A. Pauline and Canon Beanlands.
18. Quarter-mile obstacle handicap—
1st. Hill; 2nd, Blizard. Prizes by L.
Goodacre and D. Spencer.
19. Hurdle race handicap—1st, Humphreys; 2nd, Hill, Prizes presented by
Richard Hall, M. P. P.
20. Two hundred and twenty yards
consolation handicap—1st, Autle; 2nd,
Parry. Prizes hy S. A. Stoddard and
F. Peters, K. C.
21. School championship prize (over
14)—Humphreys—Prize presented by
Mrs. Robt. Dunsmuir.
B. Bell, Bishop Perrin, Canon Bean-
innds nnd family, Capt. and Mrs. Brady,
Mr. and Mrs. Bridgman and family,
Mrs. nnd Miss G. Campbell, Mrs. Whitehead (Montreal), Jir. L. Crease, Mrs.
Duncan, Mrs. James and Miss Dunsmuir, Mrs. Blukelock, Mrs. C. Fagan,
Mrs. and Miss Foster, Mrs. Roper, Mrs.
Garnett, Mr. P. Garnett, Mrs. una Miss
Gaudin, Mrs. J. S. Gibb, Mrs. Frank
Hanington, Mrs. and Miss Heyland, Mr.
nnd Mrs. H. Combe und family, Mr. nnd
Miss Leverson, Mrs. G. F. Matthews
und family, Mrs. William Monteith and
family, Jir. Musgrave, Sir Richard nnd
Lady Musgrave, Jliss Archbut, Jliss
Messenger, Dr. and Miss Newcombe,
Jliss N. Newcombe, .Mrs. nud Miss lnce
NOrton, Jir. nnd Mrs. I). JI. Eberts and
family, Mr, S. Patron, Mrs. F. Peters
and family, Mrs. and Jliss Phipps, .Mrs.
Fred Pemberton uud family, JIrs,
Iveefer, Mr. Percy, Mr. J. Keefer, JIrs.
and Jliss Jones, JIrs. Mncdowall JIrs.
Pigott, JIrs. i. Raymur, Col. and JIrs.
Holmes aud family, Jir. and Mrs. D. JI..
Rogers, Mrs. H. Robertson, JIrs. Hnl-
sey Smith, Jir. and Mrs. Baynes-Rcid,
JIrs. Simpson, Jliss Reed, Mrs. G. A.
Taylor, Jir. and Mrs. Gillespie and
family, Mrs. and Jliss Todd, JIrs. and
Jliss Walker, JIrs. J. R. Worsfold, Cnpt.
and Mrs. Wright, JIrs. Wolfenden, Jliss
Madge Wolfenden, Mrs. Little and
family.
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Cameron Lake, on Naiiaimo-Alberni road.
22. The best athlete in the school-Hill.
Prize presented by C. W. Bush, JI. A.
The officers were. President, Jir. J. W.
Lamp; judges, L. 0. Garnett and J. C.
Barnacle; referee, R. H. Bates; starter,
W. - ..rton; stewards, R. B. Barnes,
R. F. uiirnes. A. T. Bennett, G. Blizzard, ... C. Hall, R. Hnll, R. F. Humphreys nnd C. Pitts.
Among those presec* were; Sir Henri
Joly de Lotbiniere, tlie Hon. Mr. Justice
Martin and JIrs. Martin, JIrs. Dn Mou-
lier, Jir. nnd Mrs. A. N. Parry (Duncans), Jir. Luxton, Jir. J. W. Ambery,
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JIrs. IT. P. Bell, the Jfissos Bell, Mr.
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Map showing mineral locations on Alberni Canal and Ucbucklesit
Harber.   Two cross lines indicate copper belt.
MR. TRIPP'S RECITAL.
A rare treat is in store for Victoria's
musical public in the piano recital of
Jir. J. D. A. Tripp, the eminent Canadian pianist, at Institute hall, View
street, on Tuesday evening, July 25th, at
i\30 p. m, Mr. Tripp will be assisted by
Mrs. W. E. Green, soprano, and Jir. F.
VV. Dyko (Vancouver) violiucello. Jir.
11. Jennings Burnett will piny the accompaniments.
Tho following programme will be presented:
1. (a) Andante Puvorl ln   If Ilcethovcu
(b) Polonaise ililltalre    Chopin
Mr. Tripp.
2. Song—Le Cld   Mnssanct
Mrs.   W.  E.   Greeu.
3. (a) Nuchtstueck (Op. 2S, No. y.Schuuial"
(b) Etude iu F Minor  iChopiu
(c) Caprice Celebre lu E  	
  Pugiiiiiiil-Scliuniiiini
4. Violiucello Solo-Select eil  	
Mr. P, W. Dyke.
5. (a) Barcarolle lu V Minor ... Rubinstein
(b) Vnlse In E (Op. 34, No. 1) 	
   Moszkowski
Mr. Tripp.
0. Songe—(n) Diiinon   .Mux StangP
(li) Spring       Tostl
Mrs. W. E. Green.
7. Vlollncello  Solo-Selecled  	
Mr. F. \V. Dyke (Vnneouve'').
8. La Cnmpnuelln     Pagunlnl-Dlszt
Mr. Tripp.
Tickets nre now on sale nt Fletcher Bros.'
music wnreroonis, 03 Government street.
NOTICE is hereby given that tbe
reservation covering Graham Island,
Queen Charlotte Group, notice ot 'which
was published in the British Columbia
Gazette and dated 30th January, 191)1,
has been cancelled, aud tbat Crown lands
thereon will be open to Bale, pre-emption
and oilier disposition under tbe provisions of the Lnnd Act, ou and after the
21st July next.
W. S. GORE.
Deputy  Commissioner of Lands  and
Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 20th April, 1909-
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NOTICE
TENDERS FOlt TIMBER LIMITS.
Separate sealed teuders will be received
by the uudersigned up to uoou of Wednesday, 12th July, 1005, from uuy person who
may desire to obtain special llceuses under
the provisions of the "Land Act," for the
purpose of cutting timber therefrom, of a
timber limit situated nt Quatsiuo, on Vnncouver Island, known ns—
1st. Lot 177, Rupert District, containing
0,452 acres; license fee, $1,411.
2nd. Lot 178, Rupert District, containing
5,034 acres; license fee, $1,102.
3rd. Lot 170, Rupert District, contaiulug
1,304 ucres; license fee, $208.
The competitor ottering the highest eush
bonus will be entitled to speciul licenses
covering the limits, renewable annually for
a term of twenty-oue years.
Each tender must be accompanied by a
certlUed cheque, mude payuble to the uudersigned, to cover the ninouut of the lirst
year's fees and the amount of bonus tendered, and also a certified cheque for, lu
respect to Lot 177 $4,250, in respect to Lot
178 $2,8B5, In respect to Lot 170 $1,156, being the cost of cruising nud surveying the
limits. The Government cruiser's report
can be seen at the office of the undersigned.
The cheques will be nt once returned to
unsuccessful competitors.
W. S. GORE,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Lauds and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 15th June, 1905.
NOTICE.
outh Afiuoan War Land Grant Aot
The Shermn'n-Phitt stock company—
formerly Pin It-Fanning—-Is playing u
season nt the Nelson opera house. Hay-
oen Stevenson, who wns very popular
here with the Watson company, is doing
bads.
Grants of lnnd made to Volunteers, their
heirs or assigns, under authority of this
Aot, are subject to the condition that
such lnnds shall have been selected by
the grantees on or before the first day of
July, 1905. Notice is, therefore, hereby
given that applications for Btich lauds
must be filed at a Governmeut Office by
that date,
R. F. GREEN,
Chief   Commissioner   of   Lnnds   and
Works.
Lands nnd Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 26th Mny, 1905.
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The King Edward
The most modern hotel in thi]
city. European and Americai
plan.    Rates Si to $5.
The Dallas
The only seaside resort in Vic
toria. Situated overlooking th.
Straits of Juan de Fuca and th.
majestic Olympia Mountains.
American plan. $2.50 and up. '
The Vernon
The leading commercial hote
with ample sample room accon
modation.    $2. and $2.50 per da
The above hotels are all under the mat
agetnent of
Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson,
Guests are requested to write or wi|
for rooms. Bus meets al] steamboats an
trains.
fiotel St franci'
Victoria, B. £.
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Write me for particulars of   Britis
Columbia's
Best Slocked Game Preserve
Guides and Outfits furnished.
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Visitors, when you visit tbe Gorge 1
not forget that Light Refreshment
Fruit, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Sodas ai
Delicious Afternoon Tens muy be bad
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MRS. G. C. ANDERSON.
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Irrigated Plots for fruit
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Properties have Buildings, are fencn
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P. ©. Box 48, ASHCROFT. B. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1905.
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Social
tiMrs. McCallum entertained at the tea
Bur 011 Saturday last at her home on
limpman street. The chief amusement
lus putting, the prizes being n cut glass
liiet bottle and gold pencil. The
I'stess received in a very handsome
lick gowu with black picture hat to
atch. The guests were: Mrs. Pooley,
I iss Pooley, Miss Violet Pooley, Mrs.
hipps, Miss Phipps, Mrs. Bain,  Miss
kin, Mrs. Mara, Mrs. King, Miss K.
pug, Miss Monteith, .Miss Tiny Mou-
|ith, Mrs. Harrup, Mrs. Fleet Robert-
u, Mrs. Fagan, Mrs. Beauchamp Tye,
trs. Bush, Mrs. Spratt, Miss Alice Bell,
rs. Bullen, Miss Bullen,   Miss Pitts,
s. Hannington, Mrs. Frank Ha'niug-
|n,  Mrs. Gillespie,    Mrs.    Gibb, Mrs.
tiing, Miss Irving, Miss Butchart, Mrs.
irvin Binns, Miss Macdonald, Aliss
ivereux, Mrs. Wait, Mrs. Muspratt-
llliums, Miss Drake, Mrs. Bridgemau,
iss Drake, Mrs. Prior and others.
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(llrs. J. A. Mara was hostess at a
ist delightful garden party ou Friday
ternoon, the 14th, at her beautiful
me on Pemberton road. Mrs. Mara
s dathtly garbed in black and white,
tile Miss Mara looked most deliglit-
ly cool in white with white lingerie
t. Oroquet and putting i'ormed the
ef amusements. Among those pre-
tt those I noticed pnrticularly were:
rs James Dunsmuir, handsomely
w'ued iu black; Mrs. Ernest B. Hau-
igtou in a dainty flowered organdie
th mauve trimmings, Mrs. Croft iu
ilive, Mrs. Irving in bluck, Mrs. F. S.
ir'nurd iu a handsome black gown and
^ck aud white liut, Mrs. D. M. Rogers
[a delf uud blue costume heavily trini-
(:d in lace, with bluck lace chapeau,
rs. Harold Robertson iu white, Mrs.
igan in a sweet gowu of point d'esprit,
|'s. U. U, Barnard iu piuk crepe de
pne with pink hut to match, Mrs. Lit
| lu a lovely black gown with blue poni-
jtiore girdle, Mrs. Beauchamp Tye iu
llaiuty crenm gown inserted with lace,
Ith white chiffon hat. Mrs. R. H.
Riley's frock was of flowered organdie
|;h blue knots and white hat trimmed
[blue, Mrs. Robiu Dunsmuir wore a
|y gowu wilh smart black and white
Mrs. Alan Kirk appeared to advan-
le iu white with brown chapeau, Miss
Loewen   wore  a   pretty flowered
I'sli'u with iiugetie hat to match, Miss
teilley looked well iu greeu. Miss
dyn Tilton was in white, Miss
lolelield iu blue uud white luusliu,
>s Gladys Perry iu green and white,
ter guests were: Mrs. Todd, Miss
ld, Mrs. John Robsou, Mrs. Mohun,
>s Newton, Mrs. Atkins, Mrs. E. B.
uinglon, Mrs. Frank Hanington, Mrs.
•alt, Miss Aikuiun, Mrs. Bulleu, Miss
'ike, Mrs. Irving, Miss Irving, Miss
ewen, Mrs. R. H. Pooley, Mrs. Croft,
s. Gnudin, Mrs. Raymur, Mrs. Prior,
ss Pooley, Miss Violet Pooley, Mrs.
ues Dunsmuir, Miss Dunsmuir, Miss
.veil, Miss Monteith, Mrs. Harrup,
ss Leverson, Mrs. Rocke Robertson,
ss Angus, Mrs. Arthur Jones, the
sses Pemberton,   Mrs.   Rogers, Mrs.
(R. Smith, Mrs. King, the Misses
ng, Mrs. Tuck, Miss Tuck, Mrs.
odes, Mrs. Spratt, Mrs. Troup, Mrs.
oley, Mrs. Shuro, Mrs. J. Stilwell
ite, Mrs. Gibb, Mrs. Irving, Miss
ing, Mrs. Halsty G. Smith, Mrs. Mus-
Iitt-Williams, Miss Drake, Miss Beau-
ids, Mrs. Hamilton Abbott, Mrs.
'flmes nud others.
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IMrs. Beauchamp Tye will hold her
,t nuptial reception on Monday, Tues-
y and Wednesday of next week,
■•ing to the serious   illness   of Mrs.
Iiley it wn,s unavoidably postponed
m this week.
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ilr. A. Ruckle, a native of Suit Spring
and, was very quietly married to Miss
leu Mnrgison last Monday. The marge ceremony was performed by the
Pv. C. F. Wilson nt his private house
jthe Island. The bride, who is a sis-
iof Mr. Margison, printer of Victorin,
li dressed in a white silk blouse, with
line silk taffeta skirt. She had white
red roses in her hnir. Miss Ella
fckle was the bridesmaid. She wus
liscd in white muslin, nnd nlso wore
After the wedding the young
Lie stnyed   for   the    night at Mrs.
Stevens' boarding house, and on. Tuesday they drove home to Mr. Buckle's
house at Belvoir Point. Mr. Joseph
Wilson was best man.
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Miss Olive Bryden gave a most delightful little dinner and dance at her
father's residence, Head street, on
Thursday night, about 20 couples enjoying the hospitality of this charming
young lady.
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On Tuesday evening last Mrs. Harry
Barnard gave u most enjoyable little
dance at her lovely old residence, Belcher
street, where about forty couples tripped
the light fantastic till the early hours of
the morning. The married ladies assisting Mrs. Barnard were Mrs. Croft and
Mrs. F. B. Pemberton. Among those
present were the ollicers of the German
ship, in whose honor the dance was
given; also Miss Loewen, Miss and Miss
Violet Pooley, Miss Keefer, Miss aud
Miss Nora Bell, Miss Hanington, Miss
Boswell, Aliss O'Rielly, Aliss Peinberton,
Aliss Olive Bryden, Air. Foil, Air. Yates,
Air. J. O'Rielly, Air. Percy Keefer, Mr.
Twigg, Air. t). Keefer aud others.
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Airs. II. Andersoo lady matron of the
Western Canada College, Calgary, Alta.,
accompanied by her sou, Alaster Harold,
is speuuiug the holidays iu Victoria, the
guest of Captain James and Airs. Gaudin,
of "lsla Villa," Craigflower road.
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Airs. William E. Smith, of Illinois, is
visiting the Hon. A. E. aud Mrs. Smith,
of this eity.
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W. P. Langworthy and wife, of Port
Arthur, Out., ure spending u few days in
the city, und are registered at the
i.-riad.
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The Alisses Devereux are amongst the
many campers at Gordon Head.
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Airs. Troup gave a most enjoyable
children's dance at her residence, Belcher
street, on Wednesday last, when about
sixty young people hnd a very merry
evening.
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Airs. King entertained a party of 12
ladies at Bridge on Alonday evening at
her residence, Rae street.
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Airs. G. J. Johnston entertained some
little friends nt a hayseed, picnic at Cadboro buy lust Wednesday iu honor of
Alaster Joe Johnston's sixth birthday.
Those present were: Ray Steele, Edna
Steele, Agues Steele, Ernest Abbott,
Fred Van Sicklin, Rita Van Sicklin,
Kissie Sehl, Florence Sehl, Tom Sehl,
Frank Redgrave, Alnsley Redgrave,
Nellie Redgrave, Annie Alellor, Willie
Alellur, Hazel Johnson, Claude Johnson,
Melville Scherder, Alex. Sweeney, Marie
Sweeney, Alatlie White, Joseph Johnston.
response to recalls Mr. Welsman played
a curious piece built upon, the "March of
the Men of Harleck," and one or two
other pieces unknown to us. Mr. E.
Howard Russell proved a capable ac-
companyist.
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I Music and the Stage \
There has beeu quite a boom iu musical entertainment of late, and the warm
weather notwithstanding, patronage has
been good. The rouud of pleasure commenced on Friday of last week, wheu
Mr. Thomas Sinclair Gore and Mr.
Frank Welsman gave u recital iu the Institute hull. This wus attended by a
large and fashionable audience, aud the
programme provided wus much appreciated. Jir. Gore, who is understudying
baritoue purls with the Oouried Opera
Company, of New York, has a pleasing
uud well-trained voice, and his selections
were very heartily applauded. His best
work was in two ballads of Aiildeuberg,
"I Love Thee" and "Violets," his voice
being better suited to light music thau
to oratorio. However, he sang a recitative and air from the Messiah, with
good taste. Other selections with which
he favored the audience were the prologue to "I, Pagliacci," aud the Toreador
song from "Carmen," Jir. Frank Welsman proved to be a clever executionist
en the pianoforte, and his selections
covered a wide range of music, from
Beethoven's sonata "Appassiouata" to
Schubert-Tuusig's "Alarche Militaire."
This latter piece proved Welsmau's best
effort. His rendering of the Sonata, and
of a nocturne of Chopin, lacked feeling.
This was not so noticeable in his playing in Liszt's "Rhapsodie Hongroise." ln
On Wednesday the Arion Club gave
their annual open air concert at the
Gorge, which proved to be a huge success,
all evening the cars were crowded with
people eager to enjoy a treat which so
few of Victoria's public have the opportunity to have, the water presented a
very gay scene with decorated boats and
canoes, which were all well tilled. The
uight was a perfect oue, quite warm aud
with no wind such a night as even under ordiuary circumstances draws people
to this pretty spot. The programme was
an excellent oue, aud very well selected.
The number wnich appealed to the
audieuce most was, probably, Franz Abt's
"Evening,' Mr. Gideon Hicks taking the
bass solo. Mr. Hicks was in particularly good voice, aud was most heartily
encored.     Mr. Gowaixl's   tenor   solo iu
.Drowsy Wood," by Storck, was well
rendered, but Air. Goward was uot iu his
usual voice. The last number, "The
Soldier's Fairwell," by special request,
also recived a most hearty encore,
jtter which the National Anthem was
sung by nearly all present, aud the boats
began to go homeward uj' the light of
Ihe moon.
Ou Thursday evening the lawn party
minstreis put up au enjoyable show at
tlie Institute hall. A report of this entertainment is held over uutil uext week.
Tlie chief attraction at the Grand
theatre this week is the star trio iu a
very entertaining sketch. One ot the trio
is ulso an artist with the concertina, and
receives hearty applause at every per-
formance for his selections ou that old-
time instrument. Bert White has some
clever stories ou tap, and Crawford and
Duff prove entertaining iu a rough aud
tumble sketch. Little Edna Foley sings
a nice "illustrated song" called "Doubting," and Florilla Sanford has an interesting musical act. The moving pictures
ure as amusing as usual.
For the coining week Manager Jamie-
sou announces a strong bill of feature
nets headed by the most expensive single
turn that has yet played at the Grand,
ll is the exhibitiou in telepathy and
.•iiglit-of-hand by the great Albi'ni, who
wili be remembered by many as having
git en similar entertainments at the Victoria theatre during the early part of
Air. Jamieson's management of that
house. In addition there will be Danny
Aheru, whistler and mimic; Mr. and Mrs.
Gottlob iu the quaint rural comedy "Gov-
e. uineut Bonds" and Nellie Maguire,
c^.'crncter change artist, in Coster songs.
This bill is being played this week at
Vancouver, and the Province of that city
makes the following complimentary reference to it:
"The best vaudeville bill that Manager E. G. Dorr has offered his patrons
since prices for vaudeville shows were
raised, is being given at the Grand this
week. Every act is a strong one of its
kind, and the amusement is so diversified
that he would indeed be a carping critic
who would not be pleased with something in the varied list'. Albini, a
smooth-talking youug man, enme heralded by a flourish of trumpets as "the
great." Unlike most performers who depend largely on digital dexterity in en-
ttitniniug, ho was universally admitted
us meriting the title. In fact when he
finished his turn amid tumultuous applause, every one in the audience voted
him tho best sleight'-of-hand performer
thut has yet appeared on the hoards of
the Grand. Government bonds is the
title of a comedy sketch that is presenter! by i'he Gottlobes. It is a real comedy
sketch—not a hodge-podge of knockabout
horseplay. The members of the little
compnny enact their parts well, and
there is enough comedy in the lines to
make tho playlet a thoroughly enjoyable
one. Jliss Nellie McGuire is a characfer
change artist—and a good one at that
particular Hue. Her portrayal of several
national types was crisp and original,
while her singing and dancing are also
more thnn passable,"
Little Edna Foley will sing the illustrated sing. "In i'he Shade of the Old
Apple Tree," and tho performance will
conclude with a varied line of moving
I ictures, including "The Gluttonous
Negro," "Aerial Billiards," "Lilliputian
Danco" and "Inaugural Ceremonies."
The week will open with the full bill at
tin- matinee on Monday at 3 v. m.
The Savoy management is maintaining its standard of entertainment this
week, tiie feature of the show being some
very clever trick pinno plnying by Lizzie
Weiler.   Fyno and Dnndy, comedy aero-
Easy to Get a Quick Meal Ready
When You Have Our Stock to Select From
We have many things that will enable you to get a meal in a hurry.
We take speoial pride in our line of canned soups and vegetables.
You have a large variety to choose from and they are al! rich, nourishing
and pleasing—and uo trouble to prepare.
Campbell's Soups, 2 tins      -      25c.      Van Camp's Soups, 2 tins,     - 25o.
Aylmer Canned Tongue       -       30c.      Armour's Boiled Ham, per lb.   ■ 35c.
Fresh Ham Sau age, per lb.    -    15c.      Pickled Pigs' Feet, each        - 5c.
Lager Beer, quarts each - 12Jc.
Carne's Cash Grocery
CORNER YATES AND
BROAD STRIiETS.
This Week
is the right time to instal
ELECTRIC LIGHT,
because by putting the matter off indefinitely you are going without one of the
greatest of modern conveniences. Leave
your order with us at onoe.
B.C. Eleetrie By Go.
LIMITED*
"MADE IN VICTORIA"
Ice Cream and
Ice Cream Soda
Made Fresh Daily from PURE CREAM
We invite Comparison with the
Imported Artiole.
THE MIKADO LUNCH AND
TEA ROOM
44 PORT STREET.
Open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sundays excepted
SAVOY   THEATRE
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
WEEK OF JULY 24th, 1905.
Frank Hilton    De Long- Sisters
Excentric Comedy.
Marion Goodwin
Best Blue Ribbon Girl.
Beatrice Fairbanks
Character Change Artiste.
Dan
Kellys
Sketch Artists.
Bessie
ADMISSION: 15 Cts. and 25 Cts.
HOTEL   DAVIES
Our Booms are the most central, the
best furnished and most comfortable in
he city.
The famous Poodle Dog Bestauraut.
Cuisiue unexcelled.
Bridge Tenders
TENDERS are invited for the erec
tion of a new Pile Bridge at Book Bay
in accordance with Plans and Specifications which may bo seen at tbe office of
tbe undersigned, to whom all Tenders
must be addressed and delivered not
Inter thnn 3 o'clock p.m., on Monday,
July 3,1905.
The lowest or auy tender not necessarily accepted.
0. H. TOPP,
City Engineer.
City Hall, Juue 22,1905.
Hammocks!
We are   making a drive   in
Hammocks.
to secure a good one at a low
figure.
Victoria Book and Stationery Co
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General admission ioc.
MATINEES   ioC.   ALL   OVER.
Management ot
ROBERT  JAMIESON
WEEK OF JULY 24.
Illustrated Song by
LITTLE EDNA FOLEY
" In The Shade of the Old Apple
Tree."
DANNY AHBARN "
Whistler and Mimic.
MR. and MRS. OOTTLOB
Rural Comedy Sketch
" Government Bonds."
NELLIE MAC1UIRE
Character Change Artist,
in Koster Songs.
THE GREAT ALBINI
In Telepathy
The Mystery ol the Age.
New Moving Pictures.
aoc.
Res.
Scat*
Johnson Street.
OO WHERE THE CROWD GOES
THE LYRIC
THEATRE
Broad Street,
Between Yates and Johnson.
O. Renz, Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
. ,       , resort in the citv.     The management
NOW IS the time aims at all times' to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville talent
that paius and money can procure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission :  10 and 25c.
LIMITED.
bats, provide an amusing act, aud Carl
Raymond does some wonderful daucing.
The programme is rounded out by the
usual songs and dunces by the members
of the Savoy stock company.
The sheriff has been doing business
litely at i'he Redmond theatre, having
lu ken possession of the chairs in lieu of
t'l nt. Tho sheriff is welcome to those
(.Lairs, for of all the uncomfortable
Miits which distinguish Victoria's
il 1'iitres and public halls, those chairs ar
the Redmond wero the hardest. We
hope that when the little theatre reopens,
some softer seal's will be provided.
The Revelstoke Dramatic Club is at
work on a comedy to be produced in
September,
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Vancouver, 8. G. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1905.
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Summer, Sales and Suggestions.
Babette's Weekly  Letter Deals With  Various Matters of First
Importance to the Feminine Fancy.
Dear Madge:—This has been a glori- i
ous week, everyone seemingly having
eutered iuto the spirit ot their surround-
ings. We have beeu blest with the most
glorious weather, just warm enough to
be comfortable. 1 think we have had
more tourists and visitors this summer
than ever, and they have all praised our
town and surrounding country to n great
extent. One dear old lady 1 met from
Ontario snid to me: "What strikes me
so forcibly about this dear little place is
the peaceful spirit thut prevails here."
They had chosen this place fur a rest and
had gloried in the view of the mountains,
which at present are untouched by forest
fires and present a different scene a
dozen times a day. The sunsets appealed to this lady. She said "1 eau hardly
believe it is all real." instead of travelling next season they have quite made
up their minds to spend three or four
months here. Now, I suppose 1 must begin to answer some of your many questions, and get down to it in earnest, although "if it wasn't for you I wouldn't
be here." The hammock and lawn were
a horrible temptation to me this morning, but 1 remembered all your questions
so hastened my steps to towu and have
ouly just got back. 1 am sorry to bear
of the trouble you have had with your
eyes. Salt and water has proved to be
a wonderful tonic; mix a teaspoonful in
a pint of cold water and bathe three or
four times a dny, and 1 am sure you will
find a change for the better. Borne acid
water is a good thing uud can be bad
from your druggist in the required
strength. With a glass dropper, put a few
drops into the eye before retiring. Exhaustion, mental or physical, adds years
to a woman's personal appearance. Those
who are iu a position to do so should
steer clear of this beauty destroyer by
resting, with the eyes closed, as often as
possible, and going to bed early after a
dny of wearing occupation—even if you
must give up a bridge parly for the evening. When very tired, a glass of hot
milk will often act as magic in removing
the tired drawn lines from the face and
brightening the eyes. Summing it all up,
I think if you obey the following rules
you will find both your eyes and headaches are better. Avoid over taxation of
the nerves, if possible; live simply and
as much as possible in thu open air;
avoid strong tea and coffee; avoid using
the eyes too long by artificial light, and
rest as often as possible. No, I certainly
agree with you, 1 do not like glasses, so
try and avoid having to wear them by
following these directions.
The summer sales of course are still
going on and some great bargains were
lo be had in one store in a very good
quality of white chine silk for 25c. lt
was, needless to say, ull gone within a
very short time of opening.
As to novelties, "cherie," it is not a
very good season for them ut present, ns
1 huve described all manner of things,
both great nnd small, However, iu a
week or so, sonic; of the new goods will
be coming iu, then your bruin will simply
whirl with descriptions..
At the ten I told you 1 was going lo
lust week there were such quantities of
pretty gowns it would be quite out of the
question to pick out even four or live as
tlie prettiest or smartest. A great deal
of white is being worn, nnd is really, 1
think, one of the prettiest colors for summer wear. One gown whicli was very
striking wus a pale greeu organdie very
much shirred und puffed. With (his wus
worn a white picture lint and one of
those chiffon scarves with the faintest little sprays o( lilac. Another wus a blnck
silk organdie with n Bounced skirt, the
bodice wns mnde with a transparent yoke
and little short puff sleeves und long
gloves, a big chiffon hut with the streamer of chiffon caught up under the chin;
with this was worn n bunch of bright red
roses.
This week hns been, decidedly a dance
week. There has been n dance nearly
every night, nnd when it was found loo
hot to dance (he lovely old gardens were
mnde good use of, the moonlight lending
enchantment to the scene.
The writing paper used nt present is
generally while, although the shades of
pnlo grey and blue are sometimes usid
according to the stylo of the moment or
the fnd of the writer. Black Ink is the
best, although violet ink is used by some
very well known women. The pretty old
fashion of sealing notes nnd letters hns
somewhat returned to favor, the wax
used, of course, must match the stamped
address, telephone number, etc.
Crests are not used at all by womeu in
good society, and I believe are not used
by many men. The modern woman prefers her paper plain or
with the neatest little monogram or
first name ill one corner surrounded by u
dainty device In gold or green. Yes,
"cherie," note writing is a blessing, but
I am afraid is some time abused. We
have living here a very cutty young woman—married, of course—who, if anything displeases her, Immediately betakes
herself to the writing table and issues
forth her views on the subject, occasionally eliding up with a P. S., "In future
your name will be scratched off my list ol
friends," which, by the way, ought to be
punishment enough for any mortal, but
it is really quite laughable, and us it has
happened to at least three friends Of
mine it has got to be quite a joke.
In duys of yore all business aud ceremonious notes or letters were written
iu the third person and began with the
stereotyped "presenting of compliments."
Now both these formulas hnve fallen iuto disuse. Most letters are written in
the first person, whether they are on
business or iuvitutious to dinner or parties. A strictly business letter should
commence "Dear Sir" or "Dear Mudaui,"
and end with "lours truly." The only
letters written iu the third person are
sometimes letters of recommendation
for servants to another lady with whom
she is unacquainted. There ure constant
aud complete changes iu the form of
letter writing aud it takes a lot of
thought to keep up to the times.
Early next mouth we are going to have
a sailing excursion. By sailing I do not
menu yachting—sitting on comfortable
deck chairs with smart clothes—far from
it. In this expedition we all have to
work, and our garments consist of the
most serviceable materials, serge shirts,
jerseys and little cups. Lust summer a
party of six started from here on tlie
1st of July, and we cruised rouud the
islands aud landed every day at some
nice little spot where we pitched our
tents. In some of the most inviting
nooks we stayed for a couple of days,
time being uo object. We went up as
far as Mayne Island, where we made a
stay of over a week, camped not far from
the Mayne Island hotel, where we were
received with every possible hospitality.
On the second night of our stay there
the residents of the island gave a dance
for us in the dining room of the hotel,
and with a party of campers from Vancouver we hud a most enjoyable evening;
as to our "toilettes," they were not of
the grandest, for, as 1 have said before,
we only hud the plainest of clothes, a
couple of shirt waists we had taken iu
case of very hot weather, and wore short
serge skirts. However, we all voted it
the merriest little dance we had ever attended.
This trip is n most perfect one, uud
I think we were all better for the thorough change. .Now, 1 must tell you of
the fittings of our bout "Lorna," which
is lilted with :i small cabin which we
converted into a general store room. We
got our complete outfit from Messrs.
Weiler Brothers, which consisted of
plates, cups, etc., in white enamel with
a narrow blue border, u tent—which thc
ladies of the party used lo sleep iu—
hammocks for Ihe men, und, in fact,
everything we could possibly need. Wc
hnd a small stove, und carried a good
supply of canned goods in ense of accident. Our supply of fresh food wns
brought by the "Iroquois" to the different
islands where we wero -to call. Our
larder wns Increased occasionally by
friends settled on. the different islands,
who most liberally gave quantities of
fresh fruit, vegetables nnd milk.
Of course, every trip of pleasure has
its little sorrows, nnd I am glad to say
the greatest of these was getting stuck
in the mud and having to wait two hours
for the tide to rise, when with a shout of
delight we slipped off. Once or twice We
were becalmed, but altogether we hnd
excellent luck, and a jolly good time. We
had taken a collection of small musical
Instruments with ns from Messrs.
Fletcher Bros., and mnde the woods ring
with music nearly every evening. 1 think
this was in attraction to onr camp, for
if wo were in reach of civilization at all
we had quite nn audience. Coining home
we took a run down the Saanich Arm,
which I think was almost the prettiest
part of the trip. We got some very good
fishing tliere. We were all looking forward to the trip this year, but I am
sorry to say it had t0 N put off till August ou account of our "skipper" being
quite ill.
Talking of table decorations reminds
me of a very pretty and novel oue 1 saw
not long ago, und comprised of a large
silver boat, held up by two little silver
cherubs; the bout part was fitted with a
glass epergiie and filled wilh piuk bridesmaid roses, fern and gypsophlia. lt was
very simple, but quite the prettiest 1
have seen for a long time.
1 saw some very smart shopping aud
travelling hand bugs at Terry & Marett's
to-day. They ure of very good leather
and fitted with purses, curd cases, aud
some of them have the dearest little
salts bottles, while others have a little
compartment for a tiny glass and powder box. 1 think these are the prettiest
1 have ever seen here and are most useful, both for shopping and travelling, as
they bold quite a quantity of things and
ure just the size to curry letters, etc.
1 have al last fouud a good crockery
mender that really sticks, so feel a wee
bit consoled over that lovely vase of
miue which was broken, lt is some new
stuff called "Seccotlue" that Weiler
Brothers have just got in, lt is really
the most wonderful thing and is guaranteed to stay stuck. Another uew thiug 1
saw in this store was an nutouiobile picture on wood and mouuled in a .very
quaint weathered oak frame. A is
really very pretty and ouly comes to
$2.50.
Aud now, Madge, 1 must away to see
to a hundred aud one things that 1 alone
uiust utteud to, even if I have a perfect
gem of a servant, as you call hiin, so
farewell till  next week.
"BABETTE."
This Space Reserved for
A MORNING WATCH AT SEA.
The sentry on the captain's cabiai
paused in his occupation of polishing the
buckle of his belt, and glanced at the
clock, lt showed a quarter to four. In
fifteen minutes his vigil would be over.
He buckled ou his belt and resumed bis
noiseless beat.
The clock ticked ou wilh exasperating
slowuess; occasionally from some cabin
or hammock the stentorian snore of a
tired mau reached his ears, while the
rilles, stowed iu racks round the aft-
deck, rattled monotonously with the roll
of the ship, und from the engine-room
below, like the measured pulse of some
sleeping monster, came tlie steady throb
of the engines.
3.50 a.m.! A tread is heard overhead,
and a corporal of marines steps down
the ladder. The two converse iu whispers for a few seconds and the corporal
disappears down the hatch to the fiat
below. Presently he knocks at the door
of a lieutenant's cabin.
"Mr.  , sir, ten minutes to four,
sir!"
Its inmate grunts sleepily and switches
on the electric light over his bunk. The
marine moves off, bending down under
the hammocks of sleeping midshipmen,
till he comes to one slung by the armored door. He shakes it gently, and repeats his formula.
"Ten to four, sir!"
"What?—Oh! Thanks." The occupant
of the hammock sits up, blinking his
eyes in the light of the lantern; then,
swearing softly to himself, he slowly
kicks off his blankets and 'turns out." .
in five minutes he is dressed; u mulller
rouud his neck, au antiquated cap upon
his head, aud his legs encased in a pair
of heavy sea boots.
He ascends the ladder thoughtfully,
his eyes still full of sleep.
Life is a mockery—in his opinion—a
hollow sham. Why on earth hadn't he
gone iu for tho army, or the bar, or
something which didn't necessitate
"turning out" at 3.50 a.m. to keep a
beastly morning watch?
On reaching tlie quarter-deck he pauses
and looks round. The fleet is In two
divisions in line ahead, four battleships
in each division. On the port side a
llotilln of destroyers is stationed, their
green lights showing intermittently as
they roll in the trough of the sea; aud
beyond them the dim outline of a small
island is just visible in the pnle moonlight,
Somewhere forward n bell strikes eight
times, aud as the last stroke dies away
the bouts-mate's plaintive pipe is heard,
caning the morning watch.
"A-a-nll the port watch—sen boats'
crews and rplWn t»" to'1'
Hotel Dominion, victoria, B.e.
The middy hurries ou to the fore-
bridge; inside the chart house the midshipman of the middle watch is writing
up the log before going below.
He looks up its the newcomer enters.
"Hullo!   Got a fat head?"
"Sbockiu' !    Anything to turn over?"
"Well, courSe is N.N.W., speed GO
revolutions—that's teu knots—and we're
in two divisions in line ahead, columns
six cables apart. The commander's order book is on the tnble. Now I'm going
to have a bit of bnccy before turning in.
(iood night!"
"Good night!"
The bell strikes once, and the men are
mustered and reported present to the
lieutenant of the watch. He is standing
on the upper bridge with his eyes glued
to the range-finder. By means of this
instrument he finds his distance from the
lights of the ship ahead, nnd woe betide him if he gets out of station ou thnt
next ahead!
Presently the corporal brings them up
a bowl of hot, greasy cocoa, which both
officers share, drinking it in big gulps
to warm themselves.
Suddenly at the masthead of the ling-
ship a light starts to blink hurriedly.
An answering gleam appears at each
masthead, and the flagship's lamp begins
to stutter and wink out its message to
the rest of the fleet.
A signalman, standing with the officer
of the watch ou the upper bridge takes
in the signal.
"Seventy-two revolutions, sir."
The lieutenant nods briefly aud places
his mouth to the voice-tube which communicates his orders to the telegraph-
man on the bridge beneath his feet.
Presently n rocket soars up from the
flagship's bridge, leaving a fiery trail of
sparks behind it.
"Seventy-two revolutions!" sings out
the lieutenant. The man stationed nt
the engine-room telegraph repeats the
order, to show be understands it, aud
turns a handle; a needle on the revolution indicator creeps rouud till it stops
at seventy-two, and a bell nbove his
head rings in answer from the engine-
room below.
The fleet has increased speed to twelve
knots.
The breeze is freshening, and the men
on the bridge duck their heuds from time
to time as a shower of spray drifts over
the weather-screens. The sky is turning pale in the east, nnd the wind brings
to their nostrils the scent of heather nnd
damp earth—a scent which none but a
salor can ever fully appreciate. The
midshipman of the watch sniffs longingly.
"Good old beach!" he mutters.
The light gets stronger, nnd the faces
of the men on watch look pnle and wan
in the chilly dawn. Near the ship a
shoal of porpoises are chasing one another through the waves, nnd from a
hen-coop on the booms conies the shrill
crow of a newly-awakened cockerel.
The sky in the enst changes gradually
from grey to primrose; a few clouds low
down on the horizon are slowly becoming
tinged with saffron, and the first pink
flush that heralds the rising sun spreads
over the grey waters.
The lookout in the fore-top hums a
little tunc to himself, nnd watches the
antics of a small land bird, which is trying to balance itself on the fore-stay.
"Pore little bloke!" he observes, reflectively. " 'Spect yer wants yer break
fast, same ns me."
Presently from the mess deck comesj
hoarse bellow: "'Have-put! 'Eave oif
Show u leg! Lash up aud stow 'uii
mocks." Aud in an instant, with tl
hum of many voices, tlie battleshl
awakes once more to Hie work aud roi
tine ot another day.—Pali Mall Guzettl
SIMILKAMEEN DUAL.
The Similkameen Star says: The urJ
uf the Princeton coal busin is 10,211
acres with a proven depth of over «l
feet uf coal, made up ot strata varyi||
t'roui 2J/a feet to IS feet in thickness.
Princeton coal is most cleanly for
mestic purposes, having small   ash,
clinker  lo  hurt,  and  gives off  a  till
iruusluceni smoke.    Analyses   for   al
run from o.'M to 5.70 and for fixed cJ
bon from 01.07 to 74.08.   For naval pi
poses a fleet would be almost trackll
with this coal.    Its steaming quulilfl
are the best by actual test.    No dou
the Pacific steamers of the Great Norq
eru will use this coal when the V.,
ii E. is constructed to Vancouver.   Prl
ideut Hill had    two    experts here 111
year,  Messrs. Stockett   and   liaising!
who measured this basin aud made tei|
of the coal.    The "black diamonds'"
Princeton are bound to be a great sourl
of wealth to those who   ure   forluuu|
enough to secure ground uow.
Mr. A. VV. Strickland, of the Nel
Denver agency ot the Bunk of Moutrel
has beeu appointed manager of t|
.Nicola branch of the institution.
A pioneer of the interior claims!
have discovered an unexplored pu|
through the Hope mountains, by way
tne Colqualiaila aud Coldwater rivel
which will solve tlie problem of the uiq
feasible railway route,
Percy  F. Godenrnth    is    touring
province in order to secure material
a book entitled "Mother Earth's Treasil
Vaults."   lie is backed in the euterprl
by    the    Colonist.    As readers of 'Jj
Week are aware, Percy  is quite cd
peteut to get up a useful and iuterestj
publication.
James Gill, confidential clerk for
V. Hyde   Baker,   townsite   agent,
Cranbrook and bookkeeper for the Stal
ard Lumber Company, has beeu arrest
al Fernie ou the charge of the misapij
priatiou of $1,000.   It is alleged that j
total defalcatious    amount   to   $1,8|
aud that Gill attempted lo escape to
United   States   during    Mr.    Bnkq
absence.   Gill is a married man.
II. M. Walker, recently of the Edel
graph (Enderby) and now on the si
of the Segnogruui Publishing Coinpij
of Los Angeles, left for the sunny so
on Wednesday evening. While iu
toria Mr. Walker called at the officel
The Week and wished this notable orfl
of public opinion good luck. Mr. Wall
is a bright journalist and should nif
good in California.
The   ranchers in the I.ndysinith
Irict are becoming alarmed nt the nmoj
of harm being done their crops by
small caterpillar, commonly   known
the "cut worm," whicli is infesting i
country.   Reports brought into townj
Tuesday say Hint during the night gr]
damage was done on  several farms!
the neighborhood by this pest.    Unlj
ttinatcly, any steps taken by the film
to destroy it seem to be of no avail,
Ladies' Gloves.
Expert shoppers save time by coming to FINCH & FINCH'S for tlieiu
gloves. Experience has proven that only the most gratifying results aril
obtained through using our excellent makes. Ladies buy our gloves aj
they have positive assurance of wearing correct fitters.
Every pair guaranteed.    If desired we fit them at the counter.
French Gloves by the best makers, {i.oo lo J1.50.
Dent's and Fowne'S English' Gloves, $1.00 to $1.50.
Vullier, tlie only genuine washing gloves, best ou earth, $1.75.
riNCH & riNCH
Wctorla.
57 Government Street

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