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OCT 30 1905 P     ^4' Governm*'1t Street
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Vol. II.   No. 43.
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-One Dollar Per Annum.
The " Remittance flan."
in Able Article on a Sad and Serious Subject,
Written for The Week by Louis M. Goldstone.
To most of the inhabitants of the Brit-
lish isles the term "Remittance Man"
[conveys nothing further than a vague
■idea of the Pacific Coast and the recollection of Robert Louis Stevenson as
|the author who was accustomed to
vrite novels in which some such sort
lof characters used to appear. The stay-
at-home Britisher is quite unaware of
jthe life-tragedy which is only too often
hidden under the title of "Remittance
■Man." lt would be well then first of
all to define, or rather to give a gen-
leral idea of what a remittance man
Jreally is. We on the Pacific Slope know
[full well what the term signifies and
■have ample opportunity of judging for
[ourselves as to whether the expression
"Hell upon Earth" is an exaggeration
lor whether it can ever be a solid real-
lity. Briefly stated, a remittance man
lis a man of good birth, who has had
[the advantages of a public school and
tin most cases a college education, but
[who, owing to failure in examination,
lidleness or tor some serious offence
Fagainst the code of family morals is
I sent out to shift for himself in one of
lthe colonies with the guarantee that he
Imay expect a certain sum of money to
[be paid to him quarterly on the con-
Idition that he keeps away from his na-
[tive country for ever, or for a fixed
[period. These unfortunates are to be
[found in every portion of the British
(colonies. Australia can produce her
[thousands, New Zealand her hundreds,
[but their real home is in British Columbia, which seems to afford them
■their natural resting-place. Nor is the
treason far to seek. It is but a step
[across the Atlantic, but once landed in
Canada it is hard to return home or
Ito leave for other climes. Gradually,
[but very surely, our remittance man
■gravitates further and further West,
[until at length after crossing the Nar-
Irows which separate Vancouver Island
[from the Mainland he sinks down with
I a sigh of content in Victoria.
•   •   •
Let us trace the career of a typical
linstance.   The young man after an es-
Icapade  more  particularly  daring than
lany of his. previous ir'"deeds finds to
[his horror that for him too the time has
[come when the usual repentance for the
past and promises to reform  for thc
future are powerless to avert the parental wrath; the die is cast and the tiat
[goes forth that he must leave all that
he holds most dear, the ancestral home,
I the old friends, the old pleasures, and
his family and must go far away to a
1 strange country to make a way for himself.   One man out of a hundred benefits by this treatment, the other ninety-
nine  assume  an  air  of  bravado  and
take heavily to drink.   That is thc first
step down to the status of the "Remittance Man" proper; for not every one
who has left home under a cloud and
is in receipt of an allowance comes uri-
1 der that head.   The one man in a hundred pulls himself together, works bard
] and makes an honoured name for him-
|self; but we are dealing with the ninety-
I nine who sink lower and lower until
lthe epithet is hurled at them as a term
lof contempt and reproach.    Our em-
[ bryo remittance man, after having wast-
[ed a goodly portion of his ready cash
I in trying to drown his sorrows, boards
[one of the big Atlantic liners and sets
[out for the new country.    He probably
[travels first-class, with the idea that he
[will be able to make up the difference
[by playing poker on board, and it is
[not till he realises that he has hardly
[enough left to do his duty in the way
[of tipping the numerous stewards, who
have doubtless been impressed with his
eneral style of prosperity, that he realises tbat poker on board an American-
linund  boat is  hardy  fhe  same  thi'ig
|.s the game he used to play at college
or with friends in London. However,
he thinks that all will be well when
land is reached; everybody can get a
job in Canada, and surely he with all
his education will not be left behind in
the struggle for supremacy. Alas, for
his hopes! True enough, men are wanted, but they are men of a different
stamp from hitnself. They are men
who have been brought up in an atmosphere of work; who have from earliest
boyhood realised that in order to succeed it is necessary to work and to keep
ou working, and when the work is
done to keep on working again. They
are men whose hands fall naturally to
whatever comes in their way; who
know how to push themselves into positions which they want, whether they
are wanted or not. Of what use is it
to our university man that he can translate Sophocles at sight, or write an accurate account of the second Punic
war, if he has no idea how to keep
books or handle a typewriter?    He is
work of this nature; he broods over
this, and when next he rides over for
the mail he mentions it to some of the
men whom he has met on former occasions at the post office. In nine cases
out of ten they agree with him because
it is always easier to agree than to disagree when one's own interests are not
affected. They tell him that the place
for a man of his talents is British Columbia where there are so many English people, where the climate is always beautiful, where the work is less
strenuous and where there is always an
opening for men who have had a good
education in the Old Country. He questions them and seeks information from
other sources, each separate source
meaning another drink, until it is considered advisable by his friends to
put him to bed instead of allowing him
to try and ride home. At last he makes
up his mind to leave for this apparent Parauise and announces his intention to his host and employer. Back
to Winnipeg he goes, there to wait tn
his first instalment of money arrives
from home, ln the city he finds all
the friends whom he had met on his
lirst visit waiting for him, and after
the hardships of the country he indulges himself and them in a life of
luxury,    lt should be noted that   the
debarred from teaching unless he hold;
an English  board-school   certificate, or1 genuine remittance man, from the earl-
undergoes a long course of training,
and even a certificate will not avail
him in some of the provinces. Our
well educated man has been so thoroughly well trained mentally, tbat he is
absolutely  unable   to  take  up  any  of
iest stages, never saves anything; when
he has the cash he spends it; when he
has not he lives on credit, if possible,
on the strength of the next remittance.
And this credit is not so hard for him
to obtain as it is for a resident of the
the manual trades without an appren- j town, for the remittance man, with all
ticeship, which of course he cannot af- jhis faults, is in almost every case scrup-
ford. Obviously there is no room for, ulousiy honest, at any rate in the prelum in' thc East; but he has heard that I liminary stages of his career. He grows
in the prairie districts it is always possible and even easy for an able-bodied
man to obtain work on one of the farms
as a green-liorn, at the rate of ten
dollars a month with board and lodging thrown in. So away he goes to
Winnipeg, big with hope and building
wondertul castles in the air of tbe fine
healthy life he is going to lead. In a
few years after he has had some experience he will, he thinks, be able to
take up a ranch of his own and with
wheat going up in price he can see
himself returning home a millionaire,
and can almost hear his parents' apologies for having so misjudged him, ringing in his ears.
•    »   •
He arrives in Winnipeg and this is
step number two. He is now midway
across the continent on the path to
that Far West whence so few return,
who reach it under similar conditions.
At Winnipeg he busies himself in making inquiries about a ranch and in all
probability has no difficulty in getting
just what he wants, but in the process
he has made the acquaintance of all
the saloons in the city and come across
all sorts and conditions of friends who
will wait for him on his return from
the country. Thc farm life is not quite
what he expected it to be; his ideas
were rather based on thc farm life he
had seen in the old country. The nearest post office is twenty miles away;
he is disgusted to find that milking is
not as easy as it looks; if he has arrived in the summer he finds that the
work is infinitely harder than he bargained for; if in the winter, the cold
and the monotony serve to break down
his spirit. It often happens that the
farmer is a man of coarse manners
which grate on our delicately-reared
student; he feels that he is not fitted
tor such a life; such an education as
his ought not to be thrown away on
out of this later on, partly from neces
sity and partly because he finds that it
does not pay to be so very particular
in a country where graft thrives and
grows fat in every branch of life. His
money arrived our friend, who is rapidly coming out of the embryo state,
boards the Pacific-bound train and thus
lakes his third step. The journey to
Vancouver is vastly more interesting
than was the run to Winnipeg; as a
rule his companions are more informal
and also more conservational, while the
scenery is among the finest in the
In the course of conversation with
his companions, who will take thc
greatest interest in his welfare—for undoubtedly the travelling Canadian is
the most sympathetic comrade, always
ready to help, telling all his own business up to a certain extent and expecting to hear all afiout everybody else-
he will be told that Victoria is the place
for him, the most English town in Canada, boasting the most beautiful weather and the finest situation in the province. And this is true enough.. Arrived at Vancouver, therefore, thc
weary traveller stays but one night in
the one city on the Pacific Slope where
he might perhaps obtain work, and
taking the fatal plunge, crosses over to
the Capital. He has reached the goal;
he may leave for short periods to go
up the Island or to try his luck in the
Klondike, but he will always return.
It was on such an Island that Ulysses
lingered dallying with his Circe, and
just as it was only a heaven-sent messenger that enabled him to break away
from her enervating caresses, so the
remittance man who has come under the
influence of one of the most fascinating
cities in the world can only free him-
(Continueu on page two.)
Ogilvie's Royal Household Flour, $1.50 per sack 1 >
"When in doubt, lead trumps,"     Cheap Flour is always a good buy.
DIXI H. ROSS & COMPANY,  eash  Grows
Government Street, Victoria.
The Passing Show.
Thanksgiving Day and Some Things to Be Thankful For--Topics of the Week.
i'he news supply of the week has
not been up to the usual standard and
the daily papers, accordingly, have
been more than ordinarily dull. There
is still the daily budget of "insurance
inquiry" at New York, which is principally of value to Canadian insurance
concerns which, naturally enough, are
taking advantage of the 'disclosures"
made of the American financial methods
to "boost" the superior methods of the
home-made brand. English newspapers
to hand show that industrial conditions
are rapidly improving in the Old Country; M. Wittc is said to be in high favor with the Czar and is spoken of as
the probable head of a responsible
cabinet, and President Roosevelt has
again declared that the Panama canal
will be constructed. That is about all
the foreign news of interest.
* *   *
The centenary of Nelson's great victory at Trafalgar was observed throughout the Empire on Saturday last, and in
British Columbia the day was celebrated in nearly every town. In Victoria
and Vancouver the newspapers printed
dreadful pictures and fairly good stories
of the battle and of Britain's greatest
admiral. A banquet was held in Victoria, promoted by the local branch ot
the Navy League, and was attended by
the Lord Bishop oPUfcolumbia, the
Premier, the Hon. Richard McBride;
Lieut.-Col. Hall, commanding the Fifth
Regiment; Senator Macdonald, Ins
Worship the Mayor, Mr, E. G. Prior,
Mr. Jos. Pierson and other gentlemen
Mr. C. E. Redfern presided and patriotic speeches were made.
* *   *
Then came the celebration of Thanksgiving Day, on Thursday. Canadians
have reason to be thankful. The Unes
are prosperous and the prospects excellent British Columbia, although not
yet enjoying the full measure of prosperity handed out lo the country across
the Rockies, is doing very well, and
when the Ottawa authorities find time
to consider the province's just claim
for fair financial treatment, and to act
conscientiously on the results of that
consideration, she will do better. Thc
provincial government has re-established the credit of British Columbia;
railroads are either under construction
or will he under construction very
shortly where they are most required;
the mining, agricultural and lumber industries are in excellent condition, and
it is clear to any observer that good
times are ahead of us.
* *   »
The advancement of the mining industry in the Boundary district is
something which all British Columbians
should be proud of. The old centre of
thc mining interests, Rossland, is quite
outdistanced by thc strides taken by the
industry in the Boundary section, and,
judging from present prospects, the extent of the operations will be vastly
increased in the near future. It is not
surprising that the railway companies
doing business in the province are devoting much attention to the Boundary.
The three principal towns of thc district, Phoenix, Greenwood and Grand
Forks, arc in a very prosperous condition, as is testified to by thc local
newspapers published there, and which
arc among the best in the upper country. The Phoenix Pioneer, especially,
must be of great value to its city by
reason of the excellent manner in which
it keeps the camp before thc eyes of
the mining world. Phoenix is now the
premier mining camp of Canada and
the rich properties tributary to Greenwood ensure the stability and rapid
growth of that town. The construction
of thc V, V. & E. railway and of the
Midway & Vernon road should assist
in thc upbuilding of the Boundary cities
and bring the people there into closer
touch with thc rest of the province. The
Coast cities will, no doubt, make an
effort to secure a share of the trade of
the Boundary which the construction
of the new railway will render more
feasible than at present.
* * *
ln East Kootenay, also, great progress has been made lately, especially
during thc past eighteen months. Erstwhile hamlets have developed into
towns and towns into promising cities.
This is largely due to the activity of
the coal mining companies along the
Crow's Nest line. But there are other
resources that have not yet been developed to a great extent, and the probability is that the population of East
I Kootenay will be doubled within the
next year or so. The lumber industry
and metalliferous mining in this part
of the province are steadily advancing,
and the Kootenay Central railway, the
early construction of which is assured,
will open up a very valuable tract of
country and render profitable the operation of mines at present without shipping facilities. 'Ihe oil industry, also,
may turn up trumps, in which event a
"boom" is certain. Altogether the
prospects in East Kootenay are most
»   *   *
Even the dear old Cariboo is "bucking up." Mr. J. B. Hobson, the pluckiest, most energetic atiTi optimistic of
all mining men in British Columbia,
has received promise of financial support from the Messrs. Guggenheim and
Mrs. John Hays Hammond. The Consolidated Cariboo Hydraulic Company
has done an immense amount of work,
having about io miles of canals and
8,000 feet of great piping. Messrs.
Guggenheim and Hammond inspected
the working of the property this season and have decided to join in the enterprise. Additional capital is required principally to increase the water
supply, the extent of which regulates
the productiveness of the property. Up
to date the property has produced about
$1,050,000 worth of gold, or about $100,-
000 above working expenses. With the
larger supply of water to be made
available, the property doubtless will
be worked at a large profit. A canal,
17 miles in length, is to be constructed
to Cariboo Lake and the actual water
supply available increased by about
5,000 miner's inches. Tbis will mean
great activity in the Cariboo and a renewal of interest in mining operations
there by the world at large. It is well
known to Mr. Hobson and other experts who have experience on the old
gold field that there is much more gold
to be taken from Cariboo than was recovered from thc placers in the early
+   *   *
The estate of the late Senator Pul-
ford, who died recently, is reported to
amount to about ten millions of dollars. He made this money with patent
medicines, easiest of all confidence
games. Some of bis medicines are said
lo be more or less harmless. It is really remarkable how easy success is to
those who know bow to take advantage
of thc gullibility of their fellow creatures. Seeing that good health is about
the Rreatest of all blessings, the patent
medicine man is about the worst fraud
allowed by law to prey upon foolish
people. He ought to lie suppressed by
Act of Parliament. But look at Pul-
fordl Not only did this person conspire successfully to rob and delude
those afflicted with the ills that flesh
is heir to, but be actually became a
senator and is said to have had very
considerable political influence. The
dally newspapers helped Pulford to
make his pile by printing attractive ad-
The PassingShow
vertisements of his staff and fraudulent testimonials as to the good effects
derived by those who swallowed his
pills and belly-wash—accepting, in payment for tneir assistance in the swindle,
advertising rates about one-half lower
than those paid by honest tradespeople and merchants. Pulford made his
millions and is—or was—an example of
the manner in which the wicked
* *   *
F, August Heinze, the Butte mining
magnate, who recently visited the province on new mining schemes intent, is
never tired of relating his experience
with British Columbian legislators in
1896, when he applied for a charter for
the Columbia & Western railway. He
had had dealings with Montana politicians, and expected to buy the legislators at Victoria. For a legislator to
look for "graft" seemed to him the
most reasonable thing in the world.
Every concession he sought, including
the land grant, was freely accorded.
As a preliminary, Heinze on reaching
Victoria gave a banquet at the Driard
to the members of the legislature. That
enabled him to get acquainted. "Those
politicians at Victoria are the cheapest,
easiest, but the best guineas I ever encountered," he is reported to have remarked. "Not one of them tapped me
for a bean while I was lobbying for
that charter. They could have had
$1,000 apiece for the asking. It wasn't
for me to ask them their price."
* *   * .
The first provincial elections in the
new province of Alberta will be held
on Thursday, November 9, nominations
being made on October 31. Victory for
the Liberals seems assured. In several
constituencies no opposition to Liberal
nominees is being made, and in some
others, the Conservative or Independent
candidates have practically no show
against the Liberal machine, which is
providing plenty of funds for the campaign. In Saskatchewan the Liberals
are not nearly so safe, strong opposition being offered by thc 'provincial
rights" party, which has as its leader
the strongest politician in the Northwest, Mr. haultain. It is doubtful if
more than seven or eight opponents to
the Liberal government of Alberta will
be elected.
* *   *
The editor and staff of the Vernon
News are to be congratulated upon the
very handsome special. edition descriptive of tlie beautiful and bountiful
Okanagan Valley which has just been
issued. The publication is well printed and very hanasomely illustrated and
the letter press supplies just the sort
of information that is desired by prospective settlers. Without doubt this
"special" is of real value to the Okanagan, and its production is illustrative
of thc enterprise of the Okanagan people, which has resulted already in remarkably, rapid settlement in that
charming section of British Columbia.
The price of the "special" is only 15
cents and it is well worth it.
to rich corporations, buying land for
unnecessary parks—when there is not
enough money for the proper up-keep
of one—and playing with water problems, to doing a good stroke of business
for the city.
*   *   *
'i'he Week is informed that the Great
Northern intends to dispute with the
Canadian Pacific Railway the latter's
right to the lion's share of the Victoria
shipping business. With a view to taking a hand in the game, it is said that
the G. N. R. will establish a first class
ferry system between Victoria and the
Mainland in the place of the little ferry
on which a few cars are tugged over to
Sidney at the present time. The ferry
will pull in at the Indian reserve or some
other nearby place. The ferry business
via Sidney is said to have proved profitable. There is reason to hope, also, that
the C. P. R. intends to make Victoria
their principal shipping point for the
Orient, with the aid of another ferry
system, in order to save time and harbor dues at Vancouver. If these things
come to pass this old, tired and exclusive berg will be hustled in spite of itself and the efforts of the "mutual admiration society" directly descended
from the Hudson's Bayish monopoly.
The Remittance Man
(Continued from page one.)
exceptional    circum-
self  under very
J. A. Haralson, an American mining
operator, has taken a bond on 16 claims
on Seymour Arm and intends to prosecute active development work as soon
as weather permits. He is well pleased
with his investment and after a brief
visit to his home in the United States
will return to this province and proceed with the opening up of what he
believes to be as rich a silver-lead
proposition as there is in British Columbia.
In many ways Mr. T. Fisher Unwin
has proved himself a real friend of the
promising and unpublished writer. The
Pseudonym Library was an example,
the First Novel Library is a more recent step in the same direction. Then,
again, about a year ago Mr. Unwin
devised a competition in which he undertook to give £100 as a prize for the
best novel sent in by any author who
had not previously captivated a publisher with a work of fiction. "Names"
were thus discounted—only quality
told. The result of this interesting experiment was announced yesterday. A
lady is the winner, Mrs. Baillie-Saun-
ders, wife of the chaplain of Maryle-
bone Old Parish Chapel. "Saints in j
Society" is the title of the novel to |
which Mr. Unwin has awarded the blue
ribbon of superiority over all the other
competing stories.
The Week is read in nearly every
home in Victoria, and consequently is a
first class advertising medium.
A rather curious transaction was the
recent purchase by the B. C. Electric
Railway Company of the Victoria gas
works.   The principal shareholder in the
latter  company,   Mr.   Thompson,   who
held control, was anxious to sell and
the refusal of the concern was given to
the city council, which refused accordingly, although to the outsider the purchase of the gas works would look like
a very good investment for thc city. The
gas company has been paying 5 per cent,
dividends  with perfect    regularity  for
years, nevertheless the business has been
purchased by the B. C. E. R—increasing the alleged cinch that company has
on the city—at a price equal to 80 cents
on the dollar on the,capitalization of the
concern.   Of course the smaller shareholders had to accept or take a chance
of being frozen out at a worse price, but
some of them are not pleased.   An investment in a business of that sort paying five per cent, interest is worth every
cent in the dollar.   Had the city purchased at that price or even at par a good
stroke of business would    have    been
done,  for the money could have been
borrowed at 4 per cent.   But under existing management the city of Victoria
Mr. A. A. Arthur, of New York, one
of those interested in the Midway-Ver-
11011 railway, accompanied by Mr. Frederick 0. Harvey, a noted English mining engineer, and C. B. Smidt, a Colorado agricultural expert, arrived in
Phoenix last week from the Coast, and
paid a visit to the big mines of that
camp and to the rich properties at
Carnie, west fork of the Kettle river.
The party then proceeded to Vernon
over the C.P.R. line, and were driven
through the rich agricultural lands of
the Okanagan which will be tributary
to the Midway-Vernon railroad, lt is
understood that Mr. Arthur has decided to finance and build the entire
road, which will run a distance of 150
The engagement is announced of Miss
Laura D. Morrison, eldest daughter of
the late Capt. Morrison and Mrs. Morrison, and Mr. A. Hamilton Barker, of
Victoria, second son of the late Major
J. B. Barker, of Frant, England, and
formerly of the Fifth Fusiliers.
prefers giving away valuable real estate I decessor.
Canon Lyttleton has been presented
with a birch, tied up with light-blue
ribbon, by Mr. Scott, K.S., captain of
the school. Ihe new headmaster of
Eton commented on the; lateness of the
gift; it had not, however, been inconvenient. He said he felt he could not
have flogged a boy before this official
presentation. He hoped be would not
have to use it more often than his pre-
Of course, our hero stays at the most
expensive hotel while he takes a look
round for that work which was going
to be so exactly suited to his requirements.   He daily reads through the advertisements in the local    papers   and
finds there that all sorts and conditions
of kind people in the East want men
in all places to help them to increase
their business at a liberal salary, no experience being necessary.   In the ardour
of his ambition to get on, he answers
them all, and thinking that he is sure
to be suited with at least one of them
he takes no more trouble but waits for
the replies which will take a fortnight
to reach him.   It is that fortnight which
damns him, which hurls him headlong
into the gulf where he meets all those
who have gone before.    It is in that
fortnight that he meets the men who
have been waiting for him and men like
him.   Jt is in that fortnight that he
goes the rounds of the saloons with
these choice "friends" and it is in that
fortnight that the  respectable men of
the city who might perhaps  later on
have given him a job, see him reeling
along the street night after night and
day after day, and make a mental note
that he is not a man 'for a post if there
is anyone else to whom it can be given.
Some men more human than the leeches
who are clustering round him try to
give him god advice, but they are rebuffed, anu their words are unheeded.
Why should he care what Victorians
think of him, when he is going to work
for a Philaaelphia or Chicago firm at
a good salary?   At the end   of   the
fortnight    the    long-expected  answers
arrive and to his disgust he finds that
he is expected to go round from house
to    house "cadging" orders  for some
firm of book-sellers, or selling   patent
medicine, or patent scissors.   There is
a contract to sign and in many cases
a  fee  to send before  this  wonderful
salary which has been looming so large
before   him,   commences.   He, a man
who in his palmy days was accustomed
to  despise the poor  tailor's  man who
came round to his rooms at college to
try and get an order for an expensive
suit, is  expected  to  "tout"  for testimonials  attesting  the  wonderful  curative powers  of  some  poisonous  filth.
No, a thousand times no!    He would
rather starve.   The replies are torn up
and anotner vain attempt is made   at
drowning sorrows  that  will persist in
swimming.    What is he to do?    His
money  is  nearly  all  gone;   remittance
day is many weeks ahead and man cannot live on futures for ever.   He does
what every remittance man before him
has done and what every other remittance man after him will do—and each
one thinks that he has hit on an entirely  new expedient and    tells    all    his
friends of his wonderful and novel idea,
and  the  friends  who  hear  the same
thing from all his kind look interested,
and   unblushingly congratulate him on
his originality.   In point of fact he announces his intention of going up the
islam! and finding some rancher who
will give him board and lodging in return for his work until his next remittance arrives.
* *   *
This he does and has a fairly good
time of it on the whole. The work
is not nearly so hard as the prairie
work was, and he is much more likely
to hit upon a comfortable little homestead where he can live like a prince
and a healthy one at that. All his luggage has been left at the hotel, where
they are only too glad to keep it as it
ensures his return to the same house.
After a time he hears from his bankers
to the effect that a sum of money has
been paid into his account; within a
week our remittance man, who is now
nearly complete in every detail, there
being but a few finishing touches needed to turn out the full-fledged article,
arrives in Victoria. What a lot of
friends he has got! He had no idea
that he had so many or that they appreciated him  as  much   as  they  seem
to do,
* *   *
"Come on boys, let's all have a drink;
I haven't touched a drop of whisky for
six weeks." That's enough; in a fortnight all  the finishing touches  are on
and there wakes up out of a drunken
orgy a blear-eyed, unhealthy-looking
creature, without a cent in his pocket
or a balance in his bank; all that is
left of a fine, strong man with a little
money to his name who came down
from the country two short weeks ago.
"Where are the frienas" do you ask?
Oh, they have all got a job to do; they
were only taking a little holiday to welcome him back, but they must go to
work now; they cannot afford to throw
money about without working for it.
No work, no prospects, no hope, no
triends—poor remittance man! Is it
any wonder that if he gets a chance of
tending a bar he snatches at it? That
explains why so frequently a gentleman by birth and education puts up the
drinks in saloons. Is it any wonder
that so many of them go and bury
themselves in the country for all but
eight weeks in the year and come down
at quarter-day for one fortnight's mad
pleasure to counteract ■ the unutterable
hell of the remaining forty-four? Is
it any wonder that many sink to the
level of those so-called friends who
were waiting for him on their arrival,
and themselves drag out a miserable
existence by "sponging" on those who
come after them?
*   *   *
Such are remittance men, and it is
in such measure as has been described
above that they sink to their hopeless
condition. There is plenty of room in
the colonies, and especially in the Great
Middle V«est and the Far West of Canada for Englishmen who come out of
their own free will with the intention
and the ability to work, and who in return for what they get out of the country are willing to devote their best energies to its welfare; but there is no
room for those outcasts of society, who
never having been accustomed to work
for themselves are doomed even before
tbey land to find their level down, far
away down in the social scale, in the
ranks of the Remittance Men.
Alderman Walter Vaughan Morgan
has been nominated at the Guildhall
as Lord Mayor of London by the assembled Liverymen of the city, in succession to Alderman Sir John Pound.
The election was open. Out of the
seven eligible candidates thc electors
chose Alderman Vaughan Morgan and
Sir W. P. Treloar for submission to the
Court of Aldermen, and the choice of
the court fell on the former . The new
Lord Mayor-elect is a Welshman, and
was born at Glasbury on the Wye
seventy-four years ago. His firm manufactures crucibles and owns the "Ironmonger" and other trade papers. He
is unmarried, and the duties of Lady
Mayoress will devolve upon Mrs.
Hornby-Steer, his niece.
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within casemates on the upper deck,
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about three-fifths of her length the
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Some Notes on Outing Costumes
and Headgear—A Den for
the Husband.
Dear Madge,—It was a witty but
much-bored Frenchman who said that
that life would be tolerable were it not
for its pleasures. Doubtless, he referred to the artificial make-believe pleasures to which we so strangely subject
ourselves. Many of us there are who
sigh over our invitations, and yet these
same entertainments are classed as amusements. Some one hit it off exactly
when she described the pleasure excursion as "the pleasure exertion." Scores
of us, I am sure, play golf, chess, bridge,
etc., not because we have any special
liking for these games, but because we
are expected to play, and then, "one
must have some amusement, you know."
I ..Hence it is that when the lady of society receives an invitation to a smart
"tea" her first exclamation is "0, what
a bore I another tea." And yet one sees
jthe same lady clad in her finest and chattering her gayest and apparently in the
seventh heaven of delight at the same
"boresome" tea. Poor souls! how wc
bedevil ourselves, that is some of us.
And "apropos," what form of amusement did you indulge in on Thanksgiving Day? Did you play golf, bridge,
or shoot? Perhaps the latter, since
it would afford you the opportunity of
airing your new smart outing costume,
you told me of. A neat shooting frock
that I saw the other day was made of
Lincoln-green cloth, the little cut-away
coat showing a beautifully fitting white
pique vest, witli shirt to match, a tie
of blue-green shot silk, and a smart
green felt hat bunched at one side with
peacock feathers. Another bewitching
effect was arrived at in a light champagne-colored cloth, the bodice swathed,
draped, and gathered in the new style;
the sleeves, collar and belt being piped
with sapphire velvet. A dainty pill-box
hat, done in velvet lo match 'was worn
with an aigrette of laurel leaves and pale
blue rosebuds. The outing costumes
this year are decidedly "chic," being all
tight fitting and the hats worn are unusually small. I must confess, Madge,
that tbe heads of my feminine contemporaries have interested me extraordi-
' narily of late. Not so much in regard
to the inside as to the amazing and ever
changing outward appearance which
they present. Indeed, the frequent
change in "hair,' 'to say nothing of hats,
nowadays leaves one breathless. No one
looks alike for four weeks running, and
do you but fall sick of the influenza, or
take a trip you will hardly recognize
your friends when you reappear. There
is no doubt that 'the best place to
note the coining cTianges, is in the
theatre. Not on the stage, be it
understood,, for actresses are somewhat
conservative in thc matter of hair-dressing—but in the audience. It seems only
a short time ago that the immense pompadour was the rage with the hair worn
high, or with an elaborate coil on the
nape of the neck. At the theatre last
week my feminine neighbors all seemed
to have adopted the Parisian Madonna
style, originated by Mdlle. Cleo de
Merode. And I am told that on the
American siue this is considered the
only correct way of wearing the hair.
But we can not all boast of Madonna-
like features, and I must say this sudden "drop" in the hair line is rather
startling on some.
Hast ever heard it said that the three
quickest modes of communication are
telephone, telegraph and tell-a-woman ?
But you are the exception that proves
the rule; hence I am going to tell you
a secret—a useful secret—of which I
am in possession, and one that I am
sure you would like to know. It is that
if you wish to keep John home from the
club at night, fit him up a cozy little
den. Let it be of Oriental effect, (this
always appeals to a man) with large
easy chairs and comfy divans. Hangings of Bagdad curtains and a few hammered brass ornaments scattered about
with studied neglect. Have also a couple
of good Persian rugs, and a small, low,
useful table or two ,that will hold books
and magazines, not forgetting the tan-
talas, soda, etc.   Here let him smoke to
[ his heart's content while you sit by, with
never a fear of spoiling the curtains with
the smoke of his dear old pipe. For
fitting up a den of this kind, there is
only one place to go and that is Weiler
Bros. Here you will find everything
that is artistic and useful, from the ashtray, up to the light fixtures They have
also on view some very choice furniture
in Flemish oak, which is very appropriate for cozy dens of this kind.
Lately I have invested in several pretty water color sketches of views about
Victoria. I was at a loss to knew where
to get them framed, when some one
suggested Forrester's on Douglas street.
I was much pleased with their work,
which was quite reasonable. I must say
that they have a fine assortment of dainty picture mouldings in stock, besides
a good collection of pretty frames.
Together with the revival in other old
fashions, a distinct harking back to lavender as a popular scent has lately taken
place, and that most refreshing invention of the Crown Perfumery Company
known as "Lavender Salts" should be
found in the company of most women of
sense and sensibility. Terry and Marett, on Fort street, have a large stock
of this well known English company's
goods. An essence of the most delicate
nature and one that is always foremost
among perfumes is the crab-apple blossom, which is one of this company's
greatest successes.
On Saturday last a most interesting
event took place at the residence of
Mrs. (Col.) Holmes, Esquimalt Road,
namely, a sale of work held by a number of little girls, who for some time
past have been working for a sale to
contribute a cot towards the children's
word of the Jubilee Hospital. Miss
Naomi, youngest daughter of Colonel
and Mrs. Holmes, headed the list, and
with the assistance of her mother has
succeeded in keeping up a vast amount
of interest among her girl friends. The
sale on Saturday was a most novel entertainment and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who were lucky enough to be
present. The pretty and useful articles
were arranged in small stalls in the
library and from each a youthful saleslady displayed her tempting wares.
Nothing exceeded 25 cents, tea being
10 cents. I think these young ladies
are to be congratulated on the result of
their sale, the receipts amounting to
$40. Those in charge were Miss Naomi
Holmes, Dorothy Lucas, Dorothy and
Rosalie Newman, Nora and Ruth Jones,
Mable Eberts, Madge Wolfenden and
Beatrice Fort. The tea tables were in
charge of Miss Eva Holmes, Gladys
McCallum and Sheila Dumbleton. Amongst others who took a great interest
and encouraged the children in their
good work were Mrs. C. E. Pooley,
Mrs. J. roff, the Misses Hawthornthwaite, Mrs. Gore, Mrs. McCallum,
Mrs. Lucas, Mrs. Campbell, Miss Mildred Campbell, Mrs. and Miss Gipsy
Ward, Mrs. 0. M. Jones, Mrs. Shaw,
Mrs. Newman, Mrs. Potts, Mrs. and
the Misses Fraser, Miss Saunders, Mrs.
Foreman, Mrs. Jenkinson, Mrs. and
Miss Ena Norton, Mrs. and Miss
Joan Parry, Mrs., Miss Iris and irnyl-
lis Mcivenzie, Miss Jessie Prior, Mrs.
and Miss K. Gaudin, Mrs. and Miss
Gwenn, Miss Jock Bridgman, Miss
Margaret Goodeve, Misses Brenda and
'ihelma Dumbleton, Miss Onea Irving
and Master Jack Lucas.
* *   *
Among the visitors to Nelson this
week were Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Robertson, of Victoria, who have been
spending their honeymoon in the Kootenays, says the Economist. Mr. Robertson was married to Miss Winnifred
Ethel Cullin at Victoria on Wednesday
of last week. The bride is the youngest
daughter of the late William Cullin,
and sister of Wm. H. Cullin, of the
government printing office. She is related to Hon. R. F. Green, and the
happy couple visited with  Mrs.  Green
at Kaslo for three days.
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Kamloops Standard: John Beattic,
son of Martin Beattie, of tbis city,
who has filled the position of accountant in the Nanaimo bmach of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, has been
transferred to the Nelson branch of
that bank. Mr. Beattie passed through
Kamloops during thc early part of the
week and entered upon his duties in
his new quarters on Wednesday last.
Among the guests at the Dallas Hotel
,are Sir Arthur Stepney, owner of the
Stepney ranch in the Okanagan; Charles
Stinson and wife and Alexander Buchanan and wife of Vancouver; Arthur
W. McCurdy, wife and family, Nova
Scotia; Mrs. A. E. Godenrath, Nelson,
and Richmond Sturdy,England. A goodly
number of guests filled the spacious dining rooms on Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner. The Dallas Hotel will remain open throughout tbe winter season.
* *   *
Mr. I. Oswald Coulthard, late of
Keremeos, accompanied by his family,
has taken up his residence in New
Westminster and will build a home on
Columbia street, Sapperton, as soon as
possible. Mr. Coulthard spent his boyhood in New Westminster.
* *   *
Mr. T. C. Cummins, the popular cashier of the Bank of Montreal, says the
Spokane Outburst, entertained a party
at the theatre for "Mrs. Black is Back"
and afterwards at supper at the Silver
Grill. Mr. Cummins was for some time
in the Bank of Montreal in Victoria,
during which time he made numerous
* •   •
In letters from White Horse it is
reported that Mr. G. H. Sproat who it
will be remembered, was thrown from a
carriage some weeks ago, is still in the
hospital, and it is thought will be laid
up for some time. Mr. Sproat is very
well known here and his many friends
both here and through the Yukon are
very sorry to learn that the accident was
so serious.
* •   •
The engagement is announced of one
of the most popular Native Sons of this
city, Mr. W. H. Langley, to Miss Baiss,
sister of Mrs. Joe Pemberton. The
Week extends to them its hearty congratulations in which it is sure their
host of friends will unite—for they are
both "jolly good fellows."
* *   *
Mrs. John Hirsch held her post-nuptial reception on Monday and Wednesday of last week in her pretty home on
the Gorge road. Mrs. Hirsh will be at
home on Monday during the winter.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Marpole spent
Sunday in Victoria this week.
»   *   *
Dr. and Mrs.  Fagan are   expected
home about thc end of next week.
»   *   »
Mrs. George Campbell of Pemberton
Road, has taken rooms at the Balmoral
during the winter months.
* *   *
Mr. R. E. N. Jones, of the Bank of
Commerce, leaves shortly for Nanaimo,
to which branch he has been transferred!
»   *   *
Mrs. Hermann Robertson is now receiving in her flat at the corner ot
Broad and  Fort streets.
* *   *
Mr. Albert T. Goward is progressing
favorably after a very severe attack of
t    *    •
Mrs. E. E. Blackwood, we are sorry
to say, is again in the hospital, but last
reports are she is getting on as well as
can be expected.
»   *   »
Miss Helen Clute, of New Westminster, is visiting Mrs. E. M. Johnson,
Fort street.
* •   •
Mr. and Mrs. G. Matthews returned
on Saturday from a visit to Portland.
* •   •
Mrs. E. Crow Baker entertained at
luncheon on Monday in honor of Mrs.
Hermann Robertson. Amongst those
present were Miss Bessie Dunsmuir,
Misses Eva and Dolly Loewen, Miss
Brady and Mrs. Beanlands.
* •   •
Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Cox left for Barn-
field Creek on Friday after a short stay
with Mr. and Mrs. Innes, Dallas Road.
* •    •
Miss McCance of Berkeley, California, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Bodwell,
of Rockland avenue.
* *   *
Mrs. Landes of Port Townsend, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Cecil M. Roberts, of Burdettc avenue.
* »   *
Mrs. K. Stretficld of Vernon is visiting her sister, Mrs. Charles Innes of
Head street.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wilders returned on Monday from their honeymoon
trip to Portland and the Sound cities
and are at the Balmoral Hotel.
Several country subscribers of The
Week desire information as to a market
for dog fish oil. Any firm purchasing
this oil will confer a favor by sending
us a card, stating prices and quantities
acceptable. This information will be
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There is something rotten in the state
of British Columbia—to say nothing of
Ontario. What with grand and petit
juries composed of persons liable to
over much sympathy with criminals,
over-lenient judges, and the habit of
police authorities of releasing thieves on
recovery of the spoils, we shall soon
have, well established, the extraordinary principle that criminals must not be
punished if the punishment of them inflicts sorrow upon respectable relatives
of the offenders. The common person
who is not arrayed as a "gentleman," and
who appropriates anything from a pair
of boots to thc money of a drunken pal,
is sure to get it hot from police, magistrate or judge, but the offender .who is
well-dressed and well connected and
perhaps belongs to a powerful clique or
secret society, is let off the penalty his
offense has earned amid the plaudits and
even the tears of a sympathetic public.
This is not British law—not by any
manner of means.
The Week does not hold that all offenders should be treated alike. Six
months' imprisonment may be a much
greater punishment for a defaulting
bank clerk than two years' imprisonment to a hobo who steals a horse;
and judges, accordingly, are given discretion in sentencing convicted criminals. But it is not right that prosecutions should be "dropped" or that obviously guilty persons should escape
punishment by the unwillingness of
judges or jury to carry out the spirit of
the law.
Of late there have been many instances of this dangerous clemency.
There was the case of T. B. Hall, who
looted the provincial treasury and who
was let off on repayment of the money
he had taken . Then there was the
case of three boys who attempted to rape
a young girl in Victoria and who were
sentenced by Judge Harrison to one
year's imprisonment and flogging. This
most just decree—too just to stand?—
was over-rided by Hon. Chas. Fitzpatrick, Minister of Justice—save the mark I
—on representations wired him by
friends and relatives of the boys. Readers of The Week will remember the case
which was properly dealt with in this
paper at the time. Then there was the
shooting case which Mr. Justice Morrison so oddly dismissed at the Nelson
assizes, and another shooting case was
similarly treated in Victoria. These
cases also were fully dealt with by the
Week. Now we have the robbery at
Redfern's jewelry store. Nearly $5,000
worth of jewelry was stolen; information was given to the police, and inquiry
made and a young man employed in the
store and two  women arrested.     Ibe
stolen property was recovered in the
women's house at Vancouver with the
assistance of the young man, by name
C. C. Kurtz, after his arrest. Kurtz is
being held by the police on a charge of
bicycle stealing or something of the sort,
but the women, Mrs. David and her
sister, Miss Webster, one of whom, at
least, obviously was "in the game" have
been released. We beg to ask how it
is that these people are not to be tried
for the theft of that jewelry? The stuff
certainly was stolen, somebody must
have stolen it and yet nobody is to be
prosecuted!   Why?
And the jewelry was recovered and
the thieves located at the expense of
the country.
The above cases of obvious miscarriage of justice are not nearly all that
have occurred during the past year or
two, for The Week prefers to criticize
only those cases of which it,has direct
knowledge, but these are quite sufficient
to demonstrate the truth of the statement made at the commencement of
this article, that there is something rotten in the state of British Columbia.
This trifling with the law, this tendency to morbid sympathy with criminals
accompanied, as it is, by an attitude of
hypocritical puritanism in regard to
minor offences against the .social code
is a bad sign—a very bad sign.
Respect for the law and a spilit of
fearless justice has been one of the dis
tinctive virtues of the British people, at
home and over the seas, and the tendency apparent in this country to fall far
short of the ideal must be a matter of
deep regret and concern to all who hold
to the best traditions of their fathers.
The tendency arises to some extent from
our close intercourse with the United
States—where the law is for the rich
and a large section of the people sympathize with the law-breakers. But our
daily newspapers cannot escape some
responsibility in the matter, Excepting
criminal trials affecting politics our
daily papers never criticize the business
of the law courts, and never protest
against a miscarriage of justice. They
are afraid to declare themselves—afraid
because some advertiser or subscriber
may be offended and the receipts thereby
reduced. With this miserable, slavish
spirit dominating those who direct the
press, it ceases to be a power for good
and becomes by its silence when duty
demands speech a party to the wrong.
Elsewhere in this issue is printed a
very interesting and able paper on the
subject of the 'remittance man." It is
written, evidently, by one who has considerable knowledge of his subject and
of the vicissitudes of life on this coast
experienced by a certain class of British
immigrant. Let it be understood, however, that The Week is not altogether
in accord with some of the views expressed. It is a serious subject and
has to be dealt with carefully. At
some later date we shall have more to
say on the subject. In the meantime
we commend the paper to the consideration of those interested here and in
the Old Land, for certain truths are
therein presented very clearly and the
paper may have good effect.
In last Saturday's issue of the World
exception is taken to the attitude of The
Week in regard to the "Alberni personation case." The World heads the article "The Week's Lapse," the lapse being from its usual stand in matters of
justice, according to the World's view.
The World says: "The Week, usually
so unbiased in its judgments, so careful to observe the exact mean between
the palliation of offences and their undue condemnation, has fallen so far
from its high estate as to publish the
following indiscretion." The "indiscretion" is a brief commentary on the collapse of the prosecution of the man Nil-
son, and a resume of what The Week
honestly believes, after investigation, to
be the true facts of thc case. The Week
has no quarrel with the World. While
we do not agree with many of the political views of that paper we willingly
concede that, editorially, it aims to be
just and succeeds whenever the serpent
of partizan politics docs not crawl across
the editorial vision. If The Week is
mistaken as to the facts of thc case,
The Week will retract but it has "to
be shown" first.
But is it not remarkable that so many
able citizens and editors should have
gone chasing around after an ignorant
foreigner who was suspected of casting a
vote to which he was not entitled, when
criminals guilty of the most serious offences are allowed to escape justice
without a murmur from press or public?
So far as the trading interests of
Victoria are concerned a project of
first importance is the construction of
a railroad from Victoria to Alberni.
Along the route of this road would be
a valuable tract of country, rich in
timber and mineral resources, and with
a considerable proportion of land suitable for farming and fruit-growing
operations. This project has been mooted from time to time, but it does not
appear to have been taken up very seriously. Yet, in comparison to some of
the schemes for bringing trade to Victoria which are solemnly' discussed by
the Board of Trade, the construction of
the Victoria-Alberni railroad would be
a mere bagatelle. It is well within the
resources of the city, but so difficult is
it to interest the majority of Victorians
in undertakings having for their object the development of the country
tributary to Victoria that it is probable
arrangements for financing the road
would have to be made in London.
This, however, would not be at all difficult.
If sufficient money could be raised
locally to cover the cost of survey and
expert reports upon the country through
which the railroad would pass, The
Week would not be afraid to stake its
reputation that the money required for
construction and operation of the road
would be raised in England. The
scheme would require the printing of a
pamphlet containing photographs of the
country tributary to the road, the reports of experts on agriculture, mineral
and lumber resources, and an interesting description of the country. The
circulation of this pamphlet in the proper quarters would greatly aid the promoters, and not only would the money
be forthcoming but settlers of the best
class for the country would follow the
This is not written idly and without
knowledge, and 1 ne Week will deal at
greater length with the subject from
time to time. Meanwhile correspondence from those who have knowledge of
the country is invited.
The Outburst, of Spokane, has been
up against the same trouble as The
Week. "It has come to the knowledge
of the management of The Outburst,"
runs the complaint in the last issue of
the Spokane weekly, "that solicitors for
the Spokesman-Review and Chronicle
are making systematic efforts to injure
its business by false statements of its
circulation." A statement of circulation follows. If the name o( the Colonist were substituted for that of thc
Spokesman-Review, the name of I'he
Week could very well take the place of
that of Thc Outburst. But the systematic efforts to injure The Week have
not been confined to "false statements
of circulation," neither have those efforts been confined to the morning
paper. Various citizens who have reason to fear the existence of an independent paper are ceaselessly engaged in the
cheerful occupation of "knocking The
Week." These efforts, however, have
not met with much success. Since this
publication was taken over by the present management, nearly one year ago,
the revenue derived from advertising
has been increased one hundred per
Cent., and the circulation of the paper
has been trebled. Not a bad showing,
considering the fight that has been put
up against Thc Week by jealous competitors and unscrupulous grafters who
fear the truth worse than the devil!
The Week is the only publication of its
own class doing business in Britisb
Columbia, and it has readers in every
part of thc province, whose number is
daily increasing. As an advertising
medium it is in many ways the best
in thc country. It is not glanced at
and thrown aside as is thc case with
nine out of ten copies of the dailies, but
it is read and passed around, and very
often remailed to friends of the subscriber.    For years the dailies on this
continent have endeavored to persuade
advertisers that theirs is the only profitable medium for advertising. That is
business, of course, but the merchant
who swallows the bait lacks good judgment. A small advertisement in a well
printed and interesting weekly often
produces much better results than a
great smudge of printer's ink in the
middle of a broadsheet of quack medicine advertisements, and "American"
news in which people are not interested.
A subscriber writes objecting to the
tone of a paragraph in the last number
of The Week in reference to the Canadian flag being superceded by the
Union Jack on the pole before the parliament buildings. But the reverence
for flags is decaying since regiments in
longer carry their colors on the held ol
battle. Besides a flag is to natii.ul
patriotism just about what an idol is to
religion—a symbol, too much regar 1 for
which is apt to produce an unreal sentiment, noisy but ineffectual.
Calgary society is graded. First
comes the 400, then the smart set, next
the swift set, next the middle set, next
the hobo set, next the tramp set, and
last the codfish set. The Star is of the
opinion that the latter set covers the
entire bill of fare.—Golden Star.
The old miners of the Big Bend left
behind them a tradition of a valuable
mineral discovery near Seymour Pass.
Year after year prospectors have
searched for the lost mine, but it was
only last spring it was located on the
information of an Indian. The property was examined by Mr. Rogers, of
the Nickel Plate mine, and was bonded the other day for the large sum of
$240,000. Armstrong people are mainly interested in the location.—Kootenay
Mining is the noblest of industries.
From it all cruelties are eliminated. In
the wake of the successful miner destitution, despair and death do not follow—his enrichment does not mean another's impoverishment. The miner
delves into the earth and brings forth
something which adds to the comfort,
the happiness and wealth of the world
—and the world stands ready to buy
his product. Gold mining is the only
industry of magnitude that is not directly under the dominations of trusts
and monopolies. It defies the manipulation of politicians and is thc one industry to-day which offers a fair return for money invested and labor expended.—Cranbrook Prospector.
No newspaper ever interfered with
any kind of a graft, political or otherwise, without incurring the intense
hatred of the grafters.—Cranbrook
A Toronto dispatch says that the
British Columbia tax on commercial
travellers is strqngly condemned by the
business communities of Ontario. No
doubt it is. But then business communities in Britisb Columbia strongly
condemn the governments that have
taken many millions of dollars in taxes
from British Columbia and spent them
in Ontario.—Wilmer Outcrop.
Another phase of the land question
has been drawn to the attention of the
people of Saskatchewan during the past
tew days. Hordes of Dominion government officials are now pouring into
certain constituencies at the beck and
call of the Crown (?), not to perform
the duties as civil servants of the
country, but to use the influence of
their office to assist Mr. Scott in this
conspiracy against the rights of the
people of Saskatchewan. Thc edict has
gone forth that Messrs. Brown and
Mclntyre above all other provincial
rights candidates must be defeated in
this election at any cost. That is why
these gentlemen arc becoming so accustomed to thc faces of men who are
paid out of the revenues derived from
our Crown lands, and the dead set
which both governments are making
in Souris and Rosthern shows what a
power the federal government has in
the administration of our resources. A
civil service so prostituted to the pur- \
pose of Mr. Scott in this election becomes a bl&t on the administration of
our public affairs, and it can only be
wiped out by time, with a higher and
better standard of public service, which
we all long and hope for. What have
the ,, innipeg immigration officials to |
do with the issues of this election? Do
they present the issues to the people
they are sent out to "work"?—The
West, Regina.
Nearly every person passing out from I
Dawson, anxiously inquires about the (
Windy    Arm country and expresses the
intention    of    further    investigating it'|
when he returns in the spring.—Whitehorse Star.
Tlie Man—
His Den—
It's Fixins
There's one room in the]
house the lord and master,
furnishes to suit his individual j
fancies—wifey isn't often consulted.   Largely because the
furnishings are picked up on the impulse J
of the moment—they hit his fancy and]
that settles it. There's a quick change of I
owners and the "odd bit" joins the other]
■immortals" in Mr. Man's "hall of fame-V
4| We know the sort of things that t
him and keep the variety fresh.
<J Some new steins for the "collection1—]
Si?club furnishers!
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Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 5.30.
Buttonholes, Cigars
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Qovernment St.
and have your   clothes
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Cleaning, Dyeing, Repairing THE WREK, SATURDAY,, OCTOBER 28, 1905.
Strange Career of
Vincent Harper.
Successful Author Who Wrote
"The mortgage on the Brain"
in Victoria Was Once a Priest--
Unconsciously Committed Bigamy.
Some American newspapers have
been publishing romantic stories lately
concerning the identity and the history
of Mr. Vincent Harper, who wrote the
successful novel, "The Mortgage on
the Brain," and a number of magazine
stories in Victoria. Our readers will
remember that Mr. Harper was discovered for The Week by Miss Agnes
Deans Cameron, wlio wrote a very interesting article on the author under
the title of '"lne Dweller in the Shack
of Dreams."
Mr. Harper—whose real name is H.
A. Adams—has had a troubled career
and has just discovered that, unwittingly, he has committed bigamy. His
second wife is in Victoria with her
child, Mr. Harper having separated
from her so soon as he discovered his
unfortunate position. In a letter to
the editor of the Seattle Times, Mr.
Harper corrects some errors in the
stories published about him. This letter
is appended:
Editor, Seattle Times:—It seems a
pity to spoil such a capital story as
that which you published last night
with myself for hero, but modesty compels me to disclaim any sucn melodramatic career as the one you outline.
I fully appreciate the fact, however,
that the press is obliged, owing to the
silly reticence of some people, to print
such fragmentary statements as can be
picked up here and there.
I am not one of those who believe
for a moment that a newspaper witr
the standing of the Times ever deliberately intends to misrepresent the facts
or to malign any man. Therefore,
while deeply deploring the fact that my
private affairs have been made the
topic of newspaper notoriety, I feel confident that you will be only too glad
to correct certain errors which appear
in your story of last evening.
First of all, then, I am not an "unfrocked priest." I was for a time a
clergyman of the Episcopal church,
however, and sorrowfully resigned my
ministry when, in 1893, I felt no longer
able to preach the doctrines of that
communion. I at once entered the
Roman Catholic church, receiving from
Bishop Potter, of New York, a fatherly letter of farewell, in which he expresses regret at my leaving, and congratulated me on my service and on
the fact that I was trying to be true
to my conscience.
While in the Episcopal ministry 1
preached for thee years at the famous
"Old Trinity" church at Broadway and
Wall street, New York, going from
there to the rectorship of St. Paul's
Cathedral, Buffalo. At the time of my
conversion to the Catholic faith I was
the rector of the Church of the Redeemer, Park avenue, New York. For
the next ten years I travelled all over
the United States, lecturing under
Catholic auspices, and thus became acquainted with fhe noble Catholic clergy
from Cardinal Gibbons down.
Again, I am not "hiding" in Seattle.
On the contrary, I am in constant communication with my brothers, who arc
bankers in Wall street, New York, and
I receive frequent letters from my chil-
aren, their attachment for their father
having only deepened by reason of the
tragedy which disrupted my home. Also I am a constant guest at the homes
here in Seattle of the half dozen gentlemen of the very highest social position, who are my personal friends.
Moreover, as my stories and articles
are appearing constantly in the magazines, my whereabouts could be readily
ascertained by anybody who should inquire of any one of a score of editors.
it seems especially a pity to spoil
that part of the published story which
refers to my weird book entitled "My
Client Versus the People," and tbe
mysterious heroine with thc mystical
soul. But, as a matter of fact, I never
wrote sucn a book. I did, however,
write a little pamphlet called "My
Client's Case," but, as I wrote it over
ten years before I met my second wife,
I  fear that we must give up the ro
mantic relation between her and the
soultul heroine. My only published
books are: "The Larger Life," and
"i'he Mortgage on the Brain," the
novel recently published by Doubleday,
Page & Co.
Lest innocent people should be left
under a cloud of misunderstanding, I
may state that after my first wife left
my home I exhausted every means in
my power to bring about a reconciliation, Overwhelmed by grief, I suffered a temporary aberration of mind,
during which I wandered away from
New York. On recovering, I renewed
my efforts toward bringing about an
A bishop of the Catholic church
kindly sent me the money with which
to return, and then the relative through
whom I had carried on all my communication with my family wrote that
it was useless to return, because my
wife had secured an absolute divorce.
Immediately upon learning that the
divorce story was not true, my present
wife and I separated, pending some solution of my unhappy position.
Meanwhile I am doing all in my power for the support of all those who are
dependent on me. I owe no man anything. I fear no man's contumely. I
trust that I shall always possess sufficient character to make enemies. No
man would dare to charge me with dishonor to my face.
Asking your pardon for taking up so
much of your valuable space, and repeating that I am confident that you
desire to print nothing but the facts,
I am,
Faithfully yours,
(H. A. Adams.)
Greenwood's issue of $15,000 waterworks debentures has been sold to
Stinson & Co., of Toronto. It is anticipated that the improvements to the
water system will be completed this
Recently a fire occurred at Caribou,
wherein the sawmill of the Upper Yukon Consolidated Company was destroyed. It is estimated that the loss
sustained will amount of $50,000. The
fire broke out about noon, and for a time
the entire town was threatened. Everybody joined in the fight against the
flames and all fought hard until the blaze
was under control. It is not known how
the fire originated. Mr. King, Mr.
Harry Ella, of Victoria, and Mr. H. A.
Munn were the principal owners. The
last named is the present manager of
the company.
Harry Smith, a lad 20 years of age,
was arrested at Brechin, V.I., on Saturday by the provincial police on a charge
of attempted rape. A complaint was
laid by a woman that she was attacked
near the Nanaimo cemetery while on her
way home in the forenoon. Chief Constable Stephenson suspected Smith, and
although the accused disappeared after
the complaint had been laid, a quiet
look out was kept for him, resulting
in his apprehension. On Saturday afternoon he was identified by the woman
as her assailant. He pleaded guilty
before Magistrate Yarwood to indecent assault and was sentenced to one
year's imprisonment.
Loss, Macdonnel & Co. have started
a construction camp at Coutlee, says
the Nicola Herald, and have men at
work both ways from that point, and
will go ahead with the work to the end
of the cross-sectioning. Work is progressing rapidly on all parts of the
live and sub-contractors will complete their contracts in good time.
Members of a firm of bridge contractors were at Coutlee this week, having
looked over the bridge work to be done
on the line with a view of contracting
for same. At Spence's Bridge the
track has been laid a short distance
to accommodate the cars of rails and
other material to be used later with
the tracR-laying.
Ralph Connor (the Rev. Chas. Gordon) will be in Cranbrook to open the
Presbyterian church on or about the
lirst week in December.
from the neighborhood of Midway,
where for a short time two opposing
bodies of workmen flourished picks and
shovels in each other's faces, to the
Supreme court here, says the Vancouver
World. It will be remembered that
when the V., V. & E. tracks reached
the lands of the Columbia & Western
branch of the Canadian Pacific near
Midway the latter company prepared to
resist any trespassing on its property.
The V., V. & E. accordingly called a
halt and made the usual formal requests
for right of way, which, having been
refused, the company is now applying
to the courts. The V., V. & E. has filed
papers praying for a warrant of immediate possession. The affidavits accompanying these state that this is necessary, as the line is constructed on both
sides 1 of the land over which permission to pass has been refused and the
operations of the V., V. & E. are now
being seriously delayed. The application will be heard November 4.
The appointment of Mr. P. E. Wilson as judge of the new County court
district will give much pleasure to his
many friends in Nelson, says the Economist.   Mr. Wilson came to Nelson in
1896, and since that time has resided
here. He was born in Simcoe County,
Ont. He graduated from Toronto
University with honors, and after
studying law, he was admitted to the
Ontario Bar in  1895.    In  September,
1897, he entered into partnership with
W. A. Galliher, now member of parliament, and the firm has enjoyed a
large and lucrative practice during the
eight years it has been in existence.
Mr. Wilson has been city solicitor for
four years or more, and in that capacity has given eminent satisfaction. He
will be greatly missed in Nelson, and
Cranbrook, his official place of residence, is to be congratulated on the acquisition of a good citizen.
F. E. Simpson, manager and editor
of tbe Herald, and A. S. Bennett, for
several years his assistant, will start
the publication of the Lethbridge
Herald about the first of next month.
Mr. Bennett will have personal charge
of the Lethbridge paper, and M. D.
Billings, who has been with Mr. Simpson for the past four years in Cranbrook, will be in charge of the Cranbrook Herald, while Mr. Simpson will
have general editorial supervision of
both, and keep his eyes on the finances
of the two Heralds.
The battle between the V., V. & E.
and the C.P.R. for entrance to thc
Similkameen has lately been transferred
In the national efficiency of Japan
Lord Rosebery finds an object-lesson
for Great Britain, but apparently he is
not over-sanguine that it will be
learned. To Mr. Alfred Stead's new
book, "Great Japan: A Study of National Efficiency" (published by John
Lane), he has written a preface in
which he says that "not a hundred
books or a thousand prefaces will bring
this lesson home to our own nation.
We have been so successful in the
world without efficiency, that in the ordinary course of events we shall be
one of the last to strive for it without
some external pressure. We won our
Empire and our liberties by genius
and daring in an inefficient world. Now
that one or more nations are keenly
striving after efficiency it will not be
easy to maintain our heritage; for the
inefficient nation must sooner or Hater
go to the wall."
Three things may move us out of
the rut, however. These are: obvious
decline, sudden catastrophe, or some
stimulating example.
"This last at least is furnished by
Japan;" but there patriotism is developed into a religion. With us, politically speaking, says Lord Rosebery, "we
begin and end with party."
"It is the curse of our country tbat
so many, especially in high places,
should worship it (parly) as a god.
it has become so much a part of our
lives that even those who think ill of
it think it as inevitable as the fog; so
inevitable that it is of no use thinking
what we should do without it. And
yet its operation blights efficiency."
In Japan, however, party has not
spelt inefficiency; it tends, perhaps, in
the other direction. Japanese parties
apparently represent a nation determined on  efficiency.
Mrs. F. S. Hussey left, via Seattle, for
Los Angeles on Friday last. She intends spending the winter there.
Certificate for jgear 1904-5.
As various brands of Whisky are from time
to time advertised and sold under the name or
title HOUSE OF LORDS WHISKY or other
words implying that the Whisky is the Scotch
Whisky as supplied to the House of Lords
3 berebs Certify
scotch whisky to the house of lords and no Whisky
is the genuinescotch whisky as supplied to the house
of lords unless it bears on each bottle this Certificate
jennet/    tyvimiam Q&erwem
Superintenddnt of the Refreshment
Department of the House of Lords, London
"BLACK AND WHITE" was tbe only Scotch Whiskey served at the
dinner given to our King and Queen when visiting
Algiers in April last.
Ask your Wine Merchant for "BLACK AND WHITE"
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the advertisement columns of The
Week do not appreciate the value of
the opportunity offered. The Week is
read by more intelligent people in Victoria than "Victoria Young Men," the
theatre programme, the Colonist, the
Canadian Eagle, the Times and all the
other second-rate publications put together. If anyone disputes this statement, he can satisfy himself by getting
The Week to print a three-line item
about him of the complimentary discrip-
tion characteristic of The Week. The
day the paper comes out with that item,
everyone he meets will mention it to
* *   *
There was a nice little "scrap" on
Government street the other day. Mr.
George D. Collins, now in California-
thank goodness 1—took exception to
some stuff in the Colonist, and meeting
a reporter on the staff of that paper
taxed him with the composition of the
"literary effort" in question. Also Mr.
Collins called the reporter names not to
be printed. Then the adventurous Mr.
Collins found himself on his back on
the pavement and the reporter enquiring if he wanted "any more"? The
usual crowd, available in Government
street any time between io a.m. and
6 p.m., gathered around the disputants,
but Mr. Collins had had enough.
* *   *
We know from experience that snobbery is not altogether unknown in Victoria, but the following from the Golden
Star tells of a very vicious case of
snobbishness: "While the society editor
of the Star was hitting the high places
for home the other night, he overheard
the following confab between two
Golden women, or rather two of the
upper  level   society  ladies:    "Do  you
know,  Mrs.   ,  I  am  losing my
footing in society in Golden." "How's
that?" "Well. Mrs. ■  is now living here, and I knew her in the East,
and she calls on me occasionally. Society people have found out she was a
tanner's daughter and they are just
simply cutting me cold. It's more than
I can stand. She ought to know better than call on me. The next time 1
see her I will give here a piece of my
mind." "mat's right; I dou't blame
you," remarked the other lady. After
hearing tbe above conversation the
Star's critic went to the Kicking Horse
river, and in a fit of absentmindedncss
took a drink of water.
*   *   *
The dear old Times—somehow its
old-womanishness calls for the affectionate prefix—has been worrying its
head about cigarette smoking and has
discovered that the injurious properties
of the much abused article are in the
paper in which the tobacco is wrapped.
I do not know whether the paper is
particularly bad, but I am sure the cigarette is. The cigar makers say so and
likewise the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Tobacco in any form
is unwholesome for the majority of thc
people, though in some cases it does
very little harm. Of course no boys
or girls of the growing age should be
allowed to use tobacco. It is very injurious for the young. I am a cigarette
smoker myself and have been one, off
and on, for sixteen or seventeen years,
but I smoke much less now than 1
did in my younger days. I have
smoked everything from cigarettes to
Turkish hookahs. Thc latter is much
the cleanest and most wholesome form
of taking tobacco smoke. A briar pipe
Is dangerous unless it is constantly
cleaned and immitation amber mouthpieces should be avoided. They have
been known to produce cancer. Cigarettes made with tbe ordinary Virginia tobacco and a good quality of
rice paper are not particularly injurious, except insofar as thc habit of inhaling—almost invariably acquired by
the cigarette smoker—affects the throat.
This affection, as a rule, is not serious,
but it rather spoils thc quality of the
voice. Turkish and Egyptian cigarettes
often contain opiates and should be
sparingly used. A wise smoker will
buy his Turkish tobacco and roll his
own cigarettes. Turkish tobacco, unadulterated, is the least injurious of
all varieties. French tobacco is absolutely pure, but a taste for it is acquired with difficulty. The cheap American and Canadian manufactured cigarettes should never be smoked. After
my many years of tobacco smoking 1
cannot smoke eight or ten of these
dreadful productions in an evening
without ill results. Most of the English brands imported here are all right.
I think a great deal of humbug is written . about cigarettes. The majority of
the leading statesmen, writers and
artists of the day in Europe smoke
cigarettes, so I cannot see that the accusation made against them that they
demoralize the brain can be true. 1
think the fact that many boys with depraved tastes take to cigarette smoking as one of their vices is partly responsible for the idea; also cigar makers carry on the campaign in their own
interests. Personally I consider that
the cigar is the worst form of smoking, particularly when it is used without
a mouthpiece.
*   *   *
There is talk of an inquiry into Canadian insurance companies' financial
methods. They cannot be any worse
than those of the Yankee concerns.
"Jean," and Miss Aline Wallace as
"Madame Hettema" and Miss Adelaide
Keith as "Alice Dore" sustained their
high reputations.
* *   *
The chief feature of the interesting
bill of fare presented at the Grand
theatre this week is the clever juggling
by the Barretts, who put jip a really
high-class performance. The Thompson sisters, n song and dance, are
above the average, and entertaining
"acts' are provided by Walsh and
Ligon in musical comedy and by Palmer and Robinson, the "sorcerer and the
soubrette." Maud Hughes sings "Day
by Day" with illustrations and the moving pictures are as amusing as usual.
The Grand has been doing excellent
business during the week. Matinee performances will be continuous this afternoon.
* *   *
As predicted in The Week the business at the Victoria, which has been
open every night, has not been good,
ine only first-class show takes place
this evening, when the "Marriage of
Kitty" will be presented by one of
Jules Murry's companies, headed -by
Miss Alice Johnson. The performances
given by the Australian Novelty Company were very good, but did not receive the patronage they deserved.
* *   *
The McKinley mine, one of these prop
erties, has an enormous tonnage blocked
out. It. was located by one "Dead Shot
Jim," a trapper and prospector, who
sold it for a team of horses, three
rifies, four bowie knives and a bucking broncho I Laterly it has been the
property of Geo. A. McLeod, of Grand
After many delays in getting everything ready, Supt. Hughes has succeeded in getting the last one of the
eight furnaces blown in at the Granby
smelter, the full battery now being in
complete operation, says the Phoenix
f/ioneer. It was expected that this
would be done several days ago, but
unforseen delays prevented. The furnaces are now using up from 2,700 to
3,000 tons of ore per day, taking somewhat more than usual because the two
new and larger blast furnaces are smelting about 500 tons of ore per day
That Mellor versus Mellor case is a
real puzzler. The Times describes it
as a motion for annulment of the marriage in one place and heads it "Divorce
Case," and in another place says it is an
application for alimony. The Colonist
law reporter also says it is "an action
on the part of the wife for a dissolution
of marriage," but a "local" in the same
issue of this "reliable horgan" declares
that "For general information it is
stated that the action of Mellor vs.
Mellor, now proceeding in tlie Supreme
court, is not in any sense a divorce trial.
The action is one for alimony only."
This latter announcement is unofficial
in tone, but except for the curiosity
these contradictory statements may have
aroused, the chances are that any "general information" on the subject is quite,
unnecessary. I have considerable doubt
as to whether the parties to the action
really know themselves what it is all
about. Possibly the lawyers do. By the
way, the successful manner in which
Victorians whose matrimonial undertakings prove failures, manage to keep
all "particulars" out of the papers and
to even leave their identity in doubt is
most striking. In the telegraphic despatches we read daily all sorts of scandalous business of the salacious variety,
but our own sinners keep their doings
out of print. They need not worry, for
they may rest assured that the stories
about them current on the streets are
about ten times as naughty as the truth,
so carefully guarded by the press. However, nothing is to be gained by printing
full reports of local divorce suits—except circulation.
Splendid    Reception    of   the    Watson
Stock Company on Opening Night
The members of the Watson Stock
Company ,Tave good reason to be
pleased with the welcome they received
from Victorians on their opening night
on Monday last. The little theatre on
Fort street was crowded by the time
the curtain went up and numerous
patrons had to be turned away through
lack of accommodation. Throughout
the week remarkably good business has
been the rule, and there is no doubt
that Mr. Watson can look forward to
a most successful season. "Sapho"
was the play chosen for the opening
of thc theatre, and the famous French
play was well staged and very creditably performed. In the name part Miss
Mae Keanc made an excellent impression on the audience. This is her first
appearance in Victoria and her popularity already is assured. She proved
a very attractive "Sapho" and played
her difficult role with much sympathy
and feeling. Mr. Richard Scott gave
a very clever and amusing interpretation of thc typical old Frenchman
"Uncle Cesaire" and Mr. Albert Watson provoked much laughter in his
part of "Hettema." Harry Pollard, an
old  favorite here, played very well as
The Dominion Copper Co. has arranged to secure one hundred horsepower from the Cascade Power Co.,
for the operation of the compressor at
the Brooklyn mine, which is now
steam driven, but arranged for rope
drive. This electric power will be used
as soon as the motors, transformers,
etc., are received and connections made,
The Victoria musical festival chorus and will give the company ample pow-
will give their two performances on er for the machinery plant now in-
December 7th and 8th. The oratorio stalled, and until another larger elec-
"Elijah" will be given on the first trie hoist and compressor are received,
evening in the Metropolitan Methodist The company also has practically de-
church. A large and efficient chorus cided to operate the old smelter at
is now assured, the solo work being un- Boundary Falls, which it took over
dertaken by Mr. Watkin Mills and his from the Montreal & Boston Consoli-
associates. On the second evening a dated, when the mines were purchased
mixed secular programme will be given and to operate it, at least, for a time,
in the Victoria theatre by the Wat- Lack of adequate dumping ground for
kin Mills' party, who have had a most the slag from the smetter was one of
successful tour in the Antipodes. the drawbacks against blowing in thc
* *   * j smelter again, but ground has been se-
During the latter part of the week,  cured ample for slag dumping purposes
an entertaining comedy "My Friend tor a couple of years. Before that time
From India," was produced. The com- j expires it will be possible to build a
plications that arise in this play have to larger and more modern smelter in a
be witnessed to be appreciated. Mr. location more suitable for the purpose.
Watson has an excellent part. j 	
* * * The adjourned annual meeting of
Rosella Knott is the principal per- tlle shareholders of the Granby Con-
former in a company which will appear solidated Mining, Smelting & Power
in the romantic play "When Knighthood Co., Ltd., was held last week in New
was in Flower' 'at the Victoria on Wed- York. It resulted in the re-election of
nesday.                                                   'he entire old board of directors and
*    •    • officers  for  the  ensuing  year,  as   fol-
With to-night's performance of "My lows: Jay P. Graves, of Spokane, was
Friend from India' the first week of the re-elected vice-president and general
new Watson Theatre will be closed, and manager. Directors elected were: W.
it has been thc most successful of any H Nichols, John Stanton, George Mar-
stock engagement ever played in this tin Luther, George C. Clark, George F.
city. At each performance the house Baker, jr., Payne Whitney, all of New
has been sold out. If "Sapho" and ¥ork; Henry Lee Higginson and Ar-
My Friend From India" are samples of thur C. James, of Boston; W. H. Rob-
th'e fare that will be served up nightly mson, of Granby, Quebec, and A. L.
at the Watson Theatre then the man- White, of Spokane. Besides Mr.
agement need not worry about lack of Graves the officers re-elected were:
business. There will be two new plays Jacob Langeloth, president; Northrup
produced during the coming week—each Fowler, secretary; George B. Wooster,
new to Victoria, and both standard treasurer; A. B. W. Hodges, general
dramas. Commencing Monday night superintendent, and 0. B. Smith, Jr.,
the powerful and intense drama "The  mine    superintendent.      The     annual
Jew and the Gentile" will be the bill,
and will run until Wednesday night—
with the usual Wednesday matinee.
Starting Thursday night and continuing
the balance of the week the thrilling
comedy drama "For Love and Law"
will be played.
Ugly tales again are current in the
city in regard to the prospects of thc
Tyee mine. There is, however, no particular cause for anxiety. Witb the
output reduced to 2,000 tons and a
probable further reduction to 1,000,
tliere is payable ore available for at
least two years to come. It is well
known that development work has not
yet resulted in the discovery of another
permanent supply of ore, but indications at the 100-ft. level are favorable.
A statement published in the Colonist
to the effect that a big ore body had
been struck at that level is, however,
Interest in F. August Heinze, the
Butte millionaire, is revived in British
Columbia by his recent tour of the
Boundary country, and a report that he
is about to re-engage in mining operations in the province, having secured
options on nearly a score of high grade
properties in the Franklin camp. Thc
ore on these properties is said to average $12 per ton  and is    self-fluxing.
statement of the company has
not yet been made public, but it is
pretty well known that it is the most
favorable showing yet made by the
Granby Consolidated. In financial circles in Boston, the announcement of a
dividend at the rate of five per cent,
has been expected, but announcement
regarding this has not been received as
yet. This week Granby shares went
as high as $8.75 on the Boston stock
George W. Hughes and John Wolves-
ton, owners of the Lucky Jim mine, the
biggest zinc proposition in North America, have declared a dividend of
$24,000. This makes a total of $80,000
in dividends paid by the mine during
the past twelve months. Messrs,
Hughes and Wolveston are the sole
proprietors. They ship the ore to the
Nelson and Trail smelters and the product is sold in Colorado.
The St. Eugene mine paid its regular dividend on October ist, two per
cent, on the capital stock of the company, or $70,000. During the month
of September the mine shipped 2,500
tons of ore and concentrates to the
Trail and Nelson smelters. Tuesday
was pay day at the mine and the sum
of $30,000 was distributed. Owing to
the shaft house being destroyed as the
work of an incendiary, the mine -as
bad to stop shipping.
Starting Monday. Oct 30
Mondsy, TueBday, Wed., and Wed. Matinee
The Jew and the Gentile
Starting Thursday night and for balance ot
the week
Watch for CARMEN.
Broad Street, Between
Yates   and   Johnson
0. Renz,      Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville
talent that pains and money can secure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8:80.
Admission: 10 and 25c.
Week   of   October 30,1905.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Daily—7.30 to 11.80.      Matinees ioc. all over.
Three Bounding Gordon*
Human      Hard Balls,
Danny Mann & Co.
"Mandy Hawkins."
Woods and Woods
Comedy Wire Act,
Walter Perry
High Class Monologue
Miss Maud Hughes
Illustrated Song, "The Silent Violin.'
New Moving Pictures
Week October 30
The Great
Oriental Marvel. .
High Class Vocalists.
Musical Genius.
Champion Bone Soloist of the
Sketch Artists.
Sketch Artists.
Operatic Vocalist.
Matinee Every Saturday at 3 p.m.
15c and 25c THE WEEK; M¥tJRBAY, OCTOBER 28, 1905.
Feminine Modes
In England
Indian  Tour Outfit of the
Princess of Wales.
London, Oct.
promise.   It is admitted that while the
I short    walking   dress    is ideal when
taking    out-of-door    exercise, it must
be abandoned in entering the house for
some style with a little dignity possible, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
say a skirt resting a couple of inches I. No licentiate shall keep open more
on the ground.   To meet the difficulty than one dental office, unless each addi-
several    of   the   tailor-made costumes tional office is under the direct control
I have two skirts to each bolero jacket, and attendance of a registered dental
,-..} 1                                                     thus    providing    for   every   occasion., licentiate of this  Province  actually in
As a drawing-room topic of deep in-  Ladies> tailors have long since accepted practice
terest, the outfit prepared for the Prin-  the  fact that they must add a  little 2. The annual fees provided for by
cess,of Wales for the   tour   through ornament to the fronts,    vest,   cuffs, Section 2 of the "Dentistry Act Amend-
England's Eastern dominions takes first and revers of dresses'   The ornament ment Act,  190s," shall be $10.00, and
.   ,.       ,       .....        .     applied to almost every morning dress shall be due and payable oh or before the
place.   Ladies-the privileged few who ^ essentially flat   Military braid can ^ ^ o{ Jun6 fa each and eyery year
were permitted   to   see   some of the only be laid on by a tailor) and if the Any person practising dentistry for sixty
dresses,    lingerie,  and    millinery—are ordinary dressmaker   attempts to copy <jays after the annual fees are due and
unanimous in   admitting that no   pen the  style sue is inevitably found out, unpaid shall be guilty of professional
would be equal to the turning out of for the braid itsel£ betrays the b"«8lef-1 misconduct under Section 12 of the Den-
A  ornnrl  Heal of oassementene has  al-1 tistrv Act.'
a full description of their beauties and
the skill employed. Part of the interest
taken comes of the knowledge that
while the Princess exercised her own
excellent taste, she at the same time
made many concessions to native tastes,
or what some people would call prejudices. There is a feeling of general
satistaction, though not loudly expressed, that, the Prince and Princess can
be most fully relied upon to fulfil the
trust imposed, and strengthen the ties
between the Eastern Empire and the
A good deal of passementerie has also been used on cuffs and jackets, but
this also is treated as flat ornament.
A great deal is to be heard at present in show-rooms of early Victoria
modes. To say that their coming is
welcomed generally would be over sanguine, for there is a note of rebellion
struck in many drawing-rooms over 5
o'clock tea against changes in the early
Victorian direction. The Princess took
as many of the revivals as pleased her,
and rejected others that seemed to be in-
She accepted the straight
Western Kingdom.    In everyday life c°ngruous 	
no woman has a more subdued taste in skirt gathered full below the waist, but
dress than the Princess.   It is all very re1mr1ed thethe"1 to ,w,den °ut- so as
Well, to say that her position justifies «?. relieve the  formality    of   straight
her doing as she pleases; but the visit lmf; ,With such a skirt is to be worn
to India is no ordinary occasion, and ^ bolero bodice of the last few years,
all other considerations have been made with modern improvements, and this is
subservient to that essential.   The East- ■ »««iactorjr.   The great sleeve question
is never settled, and it will reach fin
ality.   The Princess eschewed the shorn
melon sleeve of the past season, hav-\
ing the arm enshrouded by transparent |'
under   sleeves   reaching to the wrist, j
The sleeves of her morning dresses are, I
therefore, middle Victorian, full at the j
top of the arm, gathered into the arm-
holes, but not dropping,   and   ending i
rather below the elbow with frills and i
falls   of light lace.   To talk of early I
Victorian  fashions,  whatever we may
come to a year hence, the revolution j
has not yet touched London.
Queen Alexandra is perhaps one of
the few ladies whole-hearted as regards
the Victorian revival.' Shortly before
leaving town she and the Princess Victoria were induced to visit Ranelagh
to see the Ladies' Polo Club. It was
a great occasion, as everyone felt, except the ponies, that absolutely refused
to be managed, and created no little
dismay. On that occasion the Queen
wore a dress of violet alpaca, or some
kind or silk that might be so described,
made with straight gathered skirt,
belted bodice, and sleeves almost plain
em subjects of the King love- magnificence, and they have their traditional
ideas as to what ought or what ought
not to be worn by Kings and Princes-
unwritten laws dating long before England became a kingdom of importance.
The State dresses, all glittering with
spangles and gems, will still further
be heightened by the personal ornaments belonging to the Princess, of
which she possesses no mean casketful.
The morning dresses are elegant rather
than wonderful. All manner of transparent materials have been pressed into
service, with the addition of such laces
as are in harmony with each design.
Several dresses are entirely of lace
mounted upon silk. Among these is one
entirely of Irish crochet. Another is
draped and flounced with   Carrickma-
f cross, which, it will be remembered, was
' a gift from ladies in Ireland; and Limerick has been lavished extravagantly.
A great deal of Honiton has been
used, designs of different periods,,
that applied upon net foundations, such
as. Queen  Victoria  loved, as  well  as
that which has the motive joined by |	
guipure. The most famous historical j at the t0P like coat sleeves- and below
piece of Honiton, entirely pillow and' Plain t0 the wrist> endin8 in lace
needle work, is the late Queen Vic-1ruffles-
toria's square shawl, which has been The most startling novelty that will
given as a christening cloak and an strike Indian ladies as surprising are
heirloom. It was last brought out for the shooting dresses. The Princess
the chistening robe of the little Prince means to have her share of the tiger-
John, the last York Cottage baby. The shooting, and for such an occasion she
shawl is now very frail, and when re- has got a brown tweed with a faint j
quired has to be carefully mounted up- suspicion of mauve in it. The dress is
on. white satin, and used as a.cloak, on severely plain, no adventitious orna-
which the infant reclines. The Prin- ment to attract the eye. the finish being
cess enjoined her dressmakers to use a velvet turnover collar and cuffs of
no foreign materials that could be the same. Another tweed is very sim-
avoided, but to provide everything ilar, but differing in tone, being very
British. Not even one Parisian hat green brown, in harmony with sur-
or toque was included in the order, roundings, so as not to attract attention
and it would have been impossible to from the jungle residents upon whom
hjve produced greater variety, even in the party will have designs. These
Paris. These might be roughly classi- dresses are lined with shot silk, the
tied as toques, shepherdess hats, and bodices very plain, fastening down in
closely-fitting little caps for wearing front with fancy buttons. The Prin-
on board ship. Two or three tricorne cess has turned to account presents of
hats were very simple, made of fine fancy buttons given her from time to
chip, sunburnt on the outer side, and time. The Canadian ladies gave her a
the turned brim in black. Whether the blotter, with a richly-wrought cover
Princess will make any use of black enriched lavishly with very fine ame-
hats is not on record. She is not par- thysts. The blotter itself has served
ticularly fond of black hats, and never its purpose, and the stones have been
was seen in a big-leafed picture hat removed and made into buttons, decor-
with prodigious plume of feathers, ating a dress of mauve mousseline de
which is still so popular. One or two soie, enough more stones being added
nice little felt hats, with merely a to complete the dress for wearing with
black velvet drapery round thc crown, a very beautiful set of amethysts be-
and' large handsome white or black os- longing to the Princess. One of the
trich feather at one side falling over shooting dresses has beautiful rows of
the hair behind, realised the particular green amber buttons. For travelling
taste of her Royal Highness. Not on-1 the Princess lias several wraps. One is
ly were the orders given limited to a huge cape of grey cashmere, with an
English houses, but a small modiste I Inverness cape lined with sable, with
who lives at Kingston-on-Thames, who ] facings of the same textile embroidered
had made girl's frocks for the Princess, j in silk, For wet weather there is pre-
received    several    orders,  and  she  is: pared   a   long   grey   ulster   lined   with
|very proud of her execution of them.
The great   question   of   abbreviated
Iskirts   for   walking  ended   in   a  com-
mink.| i\iore than half the dresses arc
white or cream. Thc others are in different colors.—English  Exchange.
i tistry Act.1 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
j 3- It shall be the duty of the Board of
1 Dental Examiners to prosecute all cases
of breaches of the Dentistry Act or of
these By-laws, provided that after consideration such breach shall be deemed
sufficiently serious to call for such prosecution,
4. Among other things the following
shall be deemed to be professional misconduct :—
(a.) Aiding or abetting, by a licentiate, in the violation of any clause of
the Act and these By-laws respecting
the said profession in the Province;
(b.) Allowing by a practising dentist any person, not being a licentiate,
to practice said profession under his
name or patronage or under any name
or style whatsoever in his office, or
allowing a student or licentiate who
has been convicted of any violation of
the Act or By-laws to practice directly or indirectly, or place his name or
sign in connection with the office;
(c.) Entering "by a practising dentist
into an agreement with a rejected
candidate for final examination so as
to enable him to unlawfully practise
such profession or to evade the law
respecting the practice of dentistry in
the   Province;
(d.) To publish any advertisement in
any newspaper, magazine or other
publication other than a professional
card setting forth the name, address
and profession only, which card shall
not exceed in length twenty lines of a
single column of such newspaper,
magazine or publication;
(e.) To advertise through any busiuess firm or to allow such firm to so
(f.) To advertise under any name
other than this own, or under a corporate name or any firm name;
(g.) To advertise under any name
or firm name other than his or her
own, or under a corporate name,
whether by signs or notices in the
newspapers, magazines or any other
(h.) To post up any placards setting
forth his name, address and profession in stores, street-cars or elsewhere,
or to distribute pamphlets or circulars or other article containing any
5. Every licentiate who has been guilty of any indictable offence under the
Criminal Code of Canada shall be deemed to have been guilty of misconduct
under Section 12 of the Dentistry Act.
6. (a.) Preliminary requirements for
articled students hereafter shall be a
certificate of matriculation in the Faculty of Arts of any Canadian University
or other university recognized by the
Board, or its equivalent;
(b.) The fees payable by students
shall be as follows:
Registration fee $10.00
First year examination fee .. .. 30.00
Second year examination fee... 30.00
Third year, or final examination
fee, including licence 3000
(.c.) The students' curriculum of
studies and examinations shall be as
First Year.—Written examinations
on Histrology, Bacteriology, Comparative Dental Anatomy, Physics, Materia
Mcdica, Operative and Prosthetic
Technic, Metallurgy and Anatomy of
thc bones and muscles of the-liead aud
neck; practical examination on histrology, Operative and Prosthetic
Second Year—Written examinations
on Operative Dentistry, Prcsthodontia,
Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry,
Medicine and Surgery, Materia Mcdica, Crown and Bridge Work, and
Orthodontia; practical examinations
on Chemistry, Dissentions of the head
and neck and one other part, Pros-
, thodontia, Crown and Bridge Work,
Operative Dentistry, Orthodontia and
Porcelain Work.
Third Year—Examinations same as for
graduates for the licence, written examinations on Chemistry, Materia
Medica and Therapeutics, Histrology,
Bacterioriology, Pathology, Anaesthesia, Operative Dentistry, Orthodontia, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontia,
Metallurgy, Crown and Bridge Work,
Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene;
practical examinations on Operative
Dentistry, Prosthodontia, Crown and
and Bridge Work and Porcelain
7. Hereafter the meetings of the
Board for the purposes of examination
of candidates for the licence shall be
held alternately in Victoria and Vancouver, beginning on the third Monday in
May in Victoria and on the third Monday in November in Vancouver, and
shall be concluded in six days or less.
8. All candidates must obtain not less
than 70 per cent, in Operative Dentistry
and Prosthodontia, and not less than
50 per cent, in all other subjects, and
not less than 70 per cent, on the whole
9. All by-laws conflicting with the
above are hereby repealed.
Situate in the Skeena Mining Division.
Where   "Located—At   Kitsalas
Canyon, Near Skeena River.
TAKE notice that I, Patrick Hickey,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B 93906,
for myself, and as Agent for H. Flewin,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B65493,
and D. A. Robertson, Free Miner's Cer-
tmcate No. B65484, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of October, A.D.
Notice is hereby given that the reservation, notice of which was published in the B. G. Gazette, and dated 9th
August, 1901, covering a belt of land
extending back a distance of ten miles
on each side of the Skeena river between Kilsilas Canyon and Hazelton, ii
Notice is also given that that portion
of the reservation, notice of which was
published in the B. C. Gazette and dated 27th December, 1899, covering a belt
of land extending between the mouth of
Kitimat River and Kitsilas Canyon, it
rescinded in so far as it covers land lying between Kitsilas Canyon and a point
in the Kitimat Valley, distant ten miles
in a northerly direction from the mouth
of Kitimat River, and that Crown lands
thereon will be open to sale, pre-emption and other disposition under the provisions of the Land Act, on and after
the eighth (8th) day of December next:
Provided that the right* of way of any
railroad shall not be included in any
lands so acquired.
Deputy   Commissioner   of Lands and
Lands and  Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 31st August, 1905.
Victoria Agents for the
Nanaimo Collieries.
Best Household New Wellington Coal:
Lump or Sack, per ton     .... $6.50
Nut Coal, per ton $5.00
Pea Coal, per ton $4.50
Also Anthracite uoal for sale at
current rates.
Office, 34 Broad St.; wharf, Store
'PHONE 647.
Folio No. 3
For (Tandolin
and Guitar
The Best, the Latest,
The  Cheapest  of
Popular Dance
93 Oovernment St.
"Companies Act, 1897."
I Hereby Certify that the "Franklin Fire-Proofing Company" has this
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act, 1897," to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British
Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at Dallas, in the State of
The amount of the capital of the
Company is ten thousand dollars, divided into one hundred shares-of one
hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situated at Law
Chambers, Bastion street, Victoria,
and Frank Higgins, Barrister-at-Law,
whose address is the same, is the attorney for the Company. Not empowered to issue and transfer stock.
The time of the existence of the
Company is fifty years from the 20th
day of April, 1898.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 7th day of October,
one thousand nine hundred and five.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company has been established and registered are: The manufacture and sale
of fire-proofing for building and the
purchase and sale of such goods,wares
and merchadise used for such business, and to do and perform such acts
as may be necessary or incident to
such business. o2J
ClK B.C. mining
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published on tbe Mainland of
British Columbia.
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Reaches all classes, Prospector and
Merchant, Miner and Manufacturer
Workman and Capitalist.
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Subscription, $1.00 per annum.
Address, P. O.  Box 806,
The Nelson
Celebration of Trafalgar  Day—
The Militia and the Unions-
Kootenay Mining.
Nelson, October 23.
The bother about the election or no
election of a mayor to fill the place
vacated to-day by John Houston is probably settled. The city council has decided not to accept the resignation and
so merely filed the document, Of course
the resignation is valid enough, but as
the council has not accepted it, there
can be no election unless the council
wishes. At least that is the decision
come to by the legal luminaries of the
city. However, should there be a petition, there would be an election. But
if there were an election it would probably mean the electing of the acting
mayor, Alderman Bird, as the Houston-
ites are hardly prepared to say who
snail fill John's shoes. On the other
hand if there is no election held the acting chief magistrate may get himself
disliked before the January polls come
around and have less change of victory
then. Moreover, a January election
means a large sum derived from the
people who pay thier poll tax in order
to be able to vote, and Nelson is thrifty
and never so thrifty as after an experience of Houston as mayor.
As to a provincial, election, well, Houston has first to resign his seat. If he did
there would be a pretty fight. The Liberals are less divided than the Conservatives and S. S. Taylor or Dr. Hall
might well be chosen as the Liberal
standard bearer, while R. Lennie, Jack
Elliott's old partner, is considered in
some quarters as the only man the Conservatives could unite for. However, as
Houston is out of the field the warring
cliques might come to an agreement.
The celebration of Trafalgar Day here
was carried out in a manner worthy of
the occasion and worthy of Nelson.
There was a gigantic public parade of
about a thousand people and in the
afternoon at the promenade concert
which was given about 1,500 were in attendance. The festivities closed with
the usual banquet, feast of reason and
flow of soul. There were some excellent songs and a few "flap doodle"
speeches. The gentlemen who had been
to the front were remarkable for their
brevity, the gentlemen who stayed at
home had not equally mastered the
axiom of Polonius. The whole credit
must be given to the local lodge of the
Sons of England, who did excellent
educational work among the children
who were put in the forefront of the
day's proceedings. The Sons of England also gave a prize to the best school
child's essay on Trafalgar Day. an example that might well be followed elsewhere. The only hitch to the proceedings was the absence of the labor unions,
who would not parade, as tbe militia
was out in force. This regrettable feeling is the outcome of V'alleyfiel I and
Steveston, and however much to be deprecated has to be taken into consideration by the authorities. Curiously enough
this feeling was partially shared, thougl
from an entirely different cause, by
small society of the elect. The
guid" would not turn out behind
teur murderers,"
The shut down of the St. Eugene,
owing to the recent fire is likely to cause
trouble to the smelters unless some of
the other lead mines come to their rescue speedily. The St. Eugene is the
chief producer of lead and as such is
the main factor in the Hall Mines lead
Smelter. The burning of thc hoist and
other damage means that although development Is HOt stopped yet shipments
Will cease for some weeks. In the meantime thc reserve of ore at the smelters
will soon be exhausted. The Highlander
mine in the Ainsworth district has come
to the rescue with 165 tons of ore, this
being thc first shipment from that mine
for a long time, and it will ship 20 tons
a day commencing from about the end
of next month. This will be enough to
prevent the shutting down of the smelter
which is a serious loss to thc company
and also to tbe town, though thc latter,
alter all, merely loses portion of ihe
pay of the laid off employees for a
week or so. But the success of smelter
operations to a large extent depends upon
their continuity and regularity of a sup
ply, which will keep them at something
near their top capacity all the time.
In this connection it may be noted that
the Eva mine in the Camborne district
has made a clean-up which is worth
about $6,000. This is the largest for a
few months and naturally the Lardeau
country is feeling pleased.
There is some talk of reconstructing
the Great Northern mines by putting
more capital into the property. Until
capital is placed into the Poplar camp
and the ore demonstrated to exist at
depth the phenomenal showings which
are discovered from time to time on the
surface do not carry very much weight
with moneyed mining men.
The latest about the zinc commission
is that the Nelson Tribune, Houston's
old paper, recently declared that the
Payne mine was shipping zinc and that
the mine was the first to ship in this
section. That is true enough and the
man who shipped it was A. C. Garde,
one of the personnel of the commission.
That is not remarked upon, but the Tribune goes further and states that it is a
pity that the zinc commission was not
able to look at this mine. If this statement is authorized it means that the
management of the Payne deliberately
refused admission to the commission,
which was a good way to help it and to
further the shipment of zinc of which
the Payne itself was the pioneer! Cutting off one's nose to spite one's face
isn't in it with the antics of an amateur
mine manager!
Herring Industry [9*^^^
At Nanaimo
Vanguard of Little Fish at Pender Harbor-Scotch Fisher
Lassies to Arrive.
Nanaimo, October 26.
Nanaimo is already beginning to prepare for the annual visit of the herring,
which provide an industry that bids fair
to make for the prosperity of the place
in no small degree.    Last year there
were three companies of local people in
the business; but one of these, the Nanaimo Fisheries, got into difficulties and
will be liquidated, the other companies
continuing.   There is some talk of resuscitating the one mentioned, but  so
far without result.   There is no doubt,
however, that the business well managed is a paying one, there being a good
demand for the cured fish in the East,
especially in parts of the States, where
a good portion of last year's catch went.
There is also a wealthy Japanese company operating at Departure Bay, and
last season great quantities of fish were
used by them for oil and guano; but
owing to the destructive methods they
employed, of netting over the spawning
grounds, complaints were made to the
Department of Fisheries at Ottawa and
the taking of herring for guano was put
an end to.   For a month past the herring have been running at Pender harbor, where they appear before they do
at Nanaimo. and by the middle of November it is expected that fishing will be
in full swing here.
According to the despatches the
Scotch expert, J. Cowie, who paid a
short visit here last year, will soon
arrive in Nanaimo with the fisher lasses
who are to show how the herrings are
put up in the Old Country. Mr. Currie
will, however, not meet with the most
cordial reception in the world, for exception was taken to his report, which
made out that in some respects the fish
here were inferior to the Scotch variety
and could not compete with them in the
Eastern market, while the men in the
business point in contradiction to the
large market they found in Chicago in
spite of Curries argument.   One thing
Where Did You Say ?
Oh, Yes,
Forrester's Cash
Paint Store
j 82 Douglas St., Victoria, B. C.7
On Friday last, says the Cowichan
Leader, Mr. C. H. Dickie and the writer
visted a' explored to a certan extent
what '. vjen reported as large caves.
Mr. " ' Skinner, while out on survey work near the Koksilah river, came
across them first. Not having the time
to fully explore these findings he reported the fact to Mr. Dickie, who,
from directions given, went out on Friday in company with tbe writer, to locate and examine the caves. After
travelling over considerable territory
and seeing no signs of thc caves wc
started on our return, making somewhat
of a detour.   At the base of a small
mountain  we came across the   caves., . »^^^-^^^—,^^__
Not having candles with us a pine torch in favor of the industry here is the ease
was lighted and in the limited time with which the fish can be taken. 'I'he
available, a very cursory examination | boats do not have to go out of thc har-
was made.   Three large caves were en-1 bor, for hardly do they leave shore be
tered, but only partially gone through.
I hey arc, however, in a limestone
formation and quite large. The witer
went into one for over seventy-liw
feet, and -y the dim light given out
could not see the end. Another was
entered by a perpendicular drop of fif
teen feet, and the writer landed in a
large chamber decorated and frescoed
in a beautiful manner. This chamber
is about thirty feet wide by about forty
to fifty tcet long. In places the height
of the roof from the bottom is
about five feet to as low as two feet,
loward the north end of this beautiful
cave and on the west side another
opening was found, this opening being
one of the most beautiful parts seen.
It is in the shape of an arch and is
about four feet wide by three and ti
half feet high, the rocks being worn
into a very beautiful design. After
passing through this beautiful arch a
large cave is entered, extending for
over fifty feet from north to south, in
one place over thirty feet wide, narrowing at the most northerly end to about
four feet. The third is about twenty
feet wide and fifty feet long, opens at
both ends and makes one think of a
driveway, This cavern is very interesting itself, and the key to thc rest, as a
crystal stream of Water runs through
it all the time and openings to the
other caves are there.
tore the nets are put overboard and the
boats are filled with the greatest ease.
It is just possible that it may be found
advantageous to utilize steam trawlers
in these waters; for such was the opinion of a gentleman interested in trawl-
nig in thc Old Country, and who visited Nanaimo last spring to get some idea
of the possibilities of pursuing that
mode of fishing on this coast. He stated
at the time tbat it was found in the water* off the British Isles that the fish
taken by the trawlers were superior to
those found closer to shore and the same
thing may obtain here, though some of
thc local men seem to have doubts of
it. However, as trawlers have not been
used on this coast, it seems as if the
matter were one that could only be set
at rest by a practical test.
The visit of the fisheries commission
next month may possibly be of some
benefit to the herring industry, and it is
to be hoped that the commission will
give Nanaimo a little attention, and not
have their thoughts too much taken up
with salmon to pay proper attention to
other varieties of the finny tribe.
At thc Institute of Marine Engineers
Mr. Walter Carr, of London, explained
the details of an invention which be
has just patented for the pneumatic
propulsion of ships. Thc chief advantages claimed arc security from breakdown, reduced first cost, increased capacity for paying load, reduced cost for
repairs, stores, spare gear, and general
upkeep, reduced engine-room staff, and
freedom from vibration. The system
is specially applicable to vessels navigating Ihe shallow and weed-obstructed
waters of tropical and undeveloped
(In response to the Times'
With al! her industries prospering, her people contented and
happy and under thc rule of a
wise and good King, Canada approaches this Thanksgiving festival wilh gratefulness to a kind
Sir Arthur Stepney, of thc Stepney
ranch, is putting up money to further
develop the coal  find at  Enderby.
em/us-anm/  (ji
J.G.Gowie & Co, Glasgow,sconm
Turner, Beeton & Co., Ltd., Victoria.
Phone No. 409.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 298.
This is to certify that the "British
America Assurance Company" is authorised and licensed to carry on business
within the Province of British Colum-
bit, and to carry out or effect all or any
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at the City of Toronto, in the
Province of Ontario.
The amount of the capital of the Company is one million dollars, divided into
forty thousand shares of twenty-five
dollars each.
The head office of the Company in this
Province is situate at Vancouver, and
H. T. Ceperly, insurance agent, whose
address is Vancouver, is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this eighteenth day of September, one thousand nine hundred and five.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
To make and effect contracts of assurance with any person or persons,
bodies politic or corporate, against loss
or damage by fire in any house, store,
shipping or other building or erection
whatsoever; also to make contracts of
I assurance with any person or persons,
I bodies politic or corporate, against losses
j or damage of or to vessels, boats, or
other craft, navigating within the Province of Ontario or elsewhere, upon the
waters of the St. Lawrence or the Lakes
Superior, Huron, Erie or Ontario, or
upon any other waters or rivers within
the Dominion of Canada and the United
States of America; and against any loss
or damage of or to the cargoes or property conveyed in or upon such vessels,
boats or other craft, and the freight due,
or to grow due in respect thereof, Or to
timber or other property of any description conveyed in any manner upon the
said waters; and also of or to sea-going
ships, vessels, steamboats or other craft
navigating the ocean, the high seas, or
»ny other waters whatsoever, from any
port or ports in the Dominion of Canada
or in the United States of America to
any foreign port upon the ocean or
other waters aforesaid, or from ' one
foreign port to another foreign port, or
from such foreign port., to any port or
ports within the Dominion or elsewhere, upon any of the seas and waters
aforesaid; and against loss or damage
of or to the cargoes or property conveyed in or upon such ships, vessels,
boats or other craft, and the freight due,
or to grow due in respect thereof; or
of or to timber or other property of any
description conveyed in any manner upon all or any of the seas and waters
aforesaid; and generally to do all matters relating to or connected with marine assurance on all or any of the seas
and waters aforesaid, and to make and
grant policies therein and thereupon!
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All thc Fad East
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