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• Bank of Hamilton
Capital $1,500,000
Reserve (2,500,000
Total Assets, 199,000,0001
Interest paid half-yearly on deposits of
$1 and upwards in Savings Department.
Drafts and Money Orders on afl parts of
the world. Vancouver Branch.., cor.
of Hasting and Hamilton Sts., Powell St.
Cedar Grove.
The Week
TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
Send Particular! to
I Pacific Coast Realty Co. Ld j
0 Offices, 12 MacGrejor Block, a
1 Telephoie 1086 Victoria, B.C. \
Vol. III.   No.
One Dollar Per Annum
The Editor's Review
Of Current Topics.
Better    In spite of the fact that an-
Terms.   other week has elapsed since
the Ottawa fiasco, and that
the Liberal press has risen tlo the occasion and expended all its ingenuity and vituperation in an endeavour
to belittle the services and besmirch
the character of Premier McBride.
nothing has transpired to weaken the
Conservative,  or to strengthen  the
Liberal position; nor has one Liberal
ergan in this Province had the courage to accept the challenge to come
out and state fairly and squarely that
it would advocate the acceptance of
$100,000 a year, for ten years, as a
Anal  settlement of the  exceptional
claims   of   British   Columbia.    The
maunderings of the Vancouver World
on the subject are very amusing, and
indicate   a   condition   of   hysteria.
There is a precedent for one celebrated personage quoting scripture; we
should, however, hardly like to quote
it as a justification of the course pursued by the editor of the Vancouver
World, who, at the end of a lachry-
' mose article has the hardihood to say
that negotiations are at end, and will
not be reopened.    "Like the tardy
young women who knocked at the
door of  Grace for admittance, tjhe
answer  to  future  appeals  will be,
'Too late, too late, ye cannot enter
here.' "   Apart from the misquotation, which would be inexcusable in
a schoolboy, the venerable editor is
woefully wrong in bis facts and in
his allusion.   It was not at the door
of "Grace" that the virgins knocked,
but at the door of the bridegroom's
house.   To compare the portals of the
Dominion Government with a door of
grace does not seem to be particularly fitting in view of the reception
accorded to the representatives of
this province.   Altogether, the illustration can hardly be considered apt,
and we fear the topic is one with
which the editor of the World has
little   personal   acquaintance.     The
companion sheet, the Victoria Times,
has added to it's laurels and presumably enhanced its services to the Liberal party by persisting in attributing to Premier Whitney of Ontario
an insulting remark about Premier
McBride, which he has officially contradicted.   It first declared that Mr.
Whitney had said that Mr. MeBride
was neither "frank nor sincere,:"
when this was denied it altered the
, phrase to "neither frank nor candid."   It, is difficult to know what
code of morals is to be deferred to
in public life if the positive statement of a Premier is to be refused
credence in the absence of any evi-
I dence to the contrary.   The attitude
lof the Times does not weaken the
position of Premier McBride; it can-
1 not impair the veracity of Premier
[Whitney, it  certainly does  explain
I why,  since adopting the  muck-rake
[policy, this sheet of the gamin and
[the mouchard has been discarded by
[the fair-minded men of its own party,
land has declined to a circulation of
[less than 500.   The day has gone by
■when the people of this province can
Ibe tricked into accepting the baga-
[telle of $1,000,000, divided over ten
lyears, in settlement of a claim which
|men of all parties believe to be just,
but the justice of which such papers
las the Vancouver World and the Victoria Times arc incapable of understanding!
Cheap When the Hindus began to
Labour, to arrive at Victoria and
Vancouver several months
ago, trades-unionism became rampant, and dire and dreadful things
were predicted if the immigration
were not stopped. At a meeting of
the Tourist and Development League
of Victoria two prominent trades-
unionists and socialists tried, to secure the passage of resolutions calling upon the Government to take
steps to prevent this class of immigration. The gentlemen in question
even went so far as to say that th*
mayor of the city should be condemned for affording temporary relief to starving Hindus from the public funds. An agitation was at once
worked up in political circles and in
the press, and from that day to this
no stone has been left unturned to
prevent Canada from reaping any
benefit that could be derived from
this class of cheap labour. So senseless and unjust has the agitation become that the rights of the Hindu
as a British Subject have been ignored; his character has been traduced,
and an attempt has been made to
work up public feeling against him
both as a man and a workman.
Meanwhile several things have happened. The pet theory of his opponents that he had been brought here
as the result of an organized scheme
on the part of Canadian corporations
requiring men, has been exploded. A
prominent educated Hindu, who visited the Coast cities within the last
fortnight, and who was thoroughly
posted on the situation, informed the
press that these men had come of
their own accord, and because of tidings taken home by their own countrymen who had been here to spy out
the land and had pronounced it very
good. While the agitation has been
kept going, the Hindus have quietly
scattered over the Province, and hundreds of them are now rendering useful service in the lumber mills of the
Kootenay and other interior districts.
All have not proved a success; neither have all white men. They are too
tall, narrow and spindly to make
good miners, not being strong enough
in the back either to lift or stoop,
but apparently they fill a want, and
unquestionably they have not) so far
displaced any white labour. Tbiat
they can ever do so is an impossibility, so long as the Parliaments of
Canada, Federal and Provincial, are
controlled by Canadians. The attitude of a section of the press and of
some of the leading Liberals on this
question is rather difficult to understand, and altogether impossible to
reconcile with the requirements of a
progressive country, which is undermanned in every department of labour. Mr. MacPhcrson, the member
for Vancouver, recently declared that
while the country needs labour, it
does not need cheap labour, which is
another way of saying that because
we have immense natural resources,
we can afford to keep the cost of
production at a high figure. The
Week wonders whether Mr. MacPher-
Bon hns ever studied political economy, whether he knows anything of
the enormous value of manufactured
goods which Canada imports annually
from the United States, whether lie
has compared the cost of labour in
the States with the cost in Canada,
and whether he is aware that until
the conditions in this respect are
equalized we shall continue to import every year millions of dollars
worth of material that could be produced on this side of the line if we
had more of the cheap labour which
Mr. MacPherson despises, but which
is the natural supplement of high-
priced, skilled labour. In common
with many men, not all to be found
in one political camp, Mr. MacPherson would prefer English labour;
The Week will tell him why Canada
fails to attract English labour of the
class required: First, because the
conditions are too unsettled and permanent employment cannot be guaranteed; next, because the Englishman
abroad is not willing to become a
beast of burden, nor to be classified
as a cheap labourer. Against unrestricted immigration of Hindus or
any other Asiatic labour The Week
has as strong an objection as Mr. R.
G. MacPherson or the Vancouver
World, but unlike them The Week
is not prepared, in order to catch a
little political breeze, or to make a
little political capital, to join issue
with one of the fundamental principles of political economy, which is
that the law of supply and demand
will continue to exercise a potent influence in the industrial markets of
the world in spite of all the prohibited and restrictive legislation that
can be devised.
Fernie As this serious strike still
Strike, continues, and the consequences are becoming more
disastrous every day, The Week has
secured a special dispatch from the
coal city, giving in condensed form a
statement of the issues which are being fought out. It has been almost
impossible to disinter, from the col-
umis of matter forwarded by both
parties to the press, just what the
trouble was, and the telegraphic dispatch which The Week has just received gives a brief and lucid statement of the case for the first time.
It is not our intention to make any
comment, at any rate for the present,
but to leave our readers to judge for
themselves where the rsponsibility
The first specific grievance is that
in violation of article 2 of the agreement the management discharged employes in No. 9 mine without giving
opportunity to have the case passed
upon in accordance with the article.
The discharge of blacksmiths and refusal to pay them according to schedule, refusal to pay schedule price
for moving ■ McGinty and other matters of minor importance, all of
which could have been adjusted without serious trouble. The principal
grievance is the refusal of Lindsay to
consider the men's signature to the
agreement as other than an ordinary
order to stop wages, claiming he had
no authority to refuse a request of a
man to have his name taken off.
There are fiteen articles in the agreement, the fifth of which reads as
follows: "Article 5. The Company
will give to the United Mine Workers of America full recognition and
concede the check-off system, that is
to say, upon the individual request in
writing of nny of the Company's employees the Company shall deduct
such monies from their wages each
month as is designated for dues, assessments, fines, initiation fees, in
other words, the Company will retain
from the wages due employees any
sum they may hnvo given orders up
on the Company for in writing, payable to such officers of the United
Mine Workers of America as may be
designated in such orders." At the
end of the agreement the signatures
appear as follows: "On the part of
the Company, C. G. S. Lindsay, vice
president and general manager; Robert G. Drinnan, general superintendent. On the part of the men: P. H.
Sherman, president; Peter Paterson,
J. Severns, John S. Laurenson,
Thomas Biggs. Witnessed the above
signatures: D. Davies, A. M.
Yonng." Here follow the different
schedules of prices, etc. The above
is in a large book furnished by the
company, and immediately after it
the following clause, written by
Lindsay at the request of the men,
is pasted in the book: "We, the undersigned employes of your company, hereby each for himself executes the foregoing annexed contract
and authorizes the Crow's Nest Pass
Coal Company, Ltd., to deduct from
his wages each month such sum or
sums for dues, assessments, fines and
initiation fees as may be designated
to the company in writing from time
to time by the lawful authorized officers of the United Mine Workers
of America and to pay over such
sums or sums to the secretary of the
local union, United Mine Workers of
America, for and on behalf of the
United Mine Workers of America, in
accordance with a certain agreement
entered into on the 23d day of May,
1905, between the company and the
• men. Joe Urban, Thos. McMullen,
I Andrew Press, William Bullen, Em-
! ployees," and hundreds of others of
i their followers the signatures of the
I men. The men claim this to be a part
I of the contract and signed as such by
; the men for the express purpose of
! making each individual a party thereto and not merely an order to stop
wages in the usual way.
building. One almost begins to wonder whether there is such a thing as
moral responsibility, and whether
the head of the department which
dispenses life-boats (f) to British
Columbia ever heard of it.
The Old The Old Lady of Thread-
Lady, needle Street has been
very much in evidence during the last week. Certain financial
papers published in New York have
been wont to declare that the centre
of the fiancial world had moved
across the Atlantic to the emporium
of the United States, and that London would soon become the second
figure in money circles. When the
Bank of England though fit, in order
to protect its gold reserves, to raise
the rate of discount to 6 per cent
what happened? Wall Street was
frightened and almost panic-stricken; American securities fell as much
as eight to ten points, and stocks
manifested an incipient disposition to
take a downward plunge. All this
time English securities remained -
comparatively unaffected, but the end
justified the means, and the Old
Lady kept th'e gold she required. In
view of all this it is not a little amusing to read the announcement .of
Secretary Shaw of the United States
Treasury, published on the 22d inst.,
tbat "he had no disposition to disturb conditions in Europe by continuing to import gold." The incident carries its lesson, which was
hardly needed by Englishmen and
must be interesting to Americans.
Another On Thursday last the bark-
Wreck, entine Skagit was wrecked
on the west coast of Vancouver Island at Cloose, a point about
seven miles from the well-known
headland of Carmanah, and only a
few miles distant from the spot
where the Valencia was wrecked.
True, this latter catastrophe only
cost two human lives, and in the
eyes of the authorities responsible
for protection of our coasts, it is
probable that a captain and a cook
do not count. Indeed, one would feel
justified in deducing from their su-
pineness that the story of such a
wreck as this is of little more importance than Gilbert's yarn of thc I
Nancy Bell. But Ihe loss of two .
lives means two more desolate homes,!
and a degree of sadness and suffering
which officialdom can hardly be bx-1
pected to appreciate. It is difficult
to speak or write with equanimity of
the deplorable negligence of thc Fed-
eral Government in this matter. In
spite of the lesson of the Valencia,
and the promises so lavishly made by .
the first Cabinet Minister from British Columbia, nothing has yet been
done to prevent or provide for the
marine disasters which may come
thick upon our coasts within the next
six months. The bauble which the
Government calls a life-boat, but
which has no ertow, nnd is as useless
hero ns if it were safely stowed
nwny in the Government offices at
Ottawu, is np to dale the only colour compliance with the urgent requests Ihat were mnde. It is as useless as a rope of sand in a burning
Political The Kamloops Standard
Capital, takes matters too seriously
in applying the term
muck-raking to the action of the
Vancouver World on the subject of
land sales by the Provincial Government. No one takes the World seriously since the fiascos of the late
spring and summer. With the bursting of both bubbles whatever influence
its editorials may have had vanished,
and the public recognized that its
one mi=e;"" in editorial work is to
make political capital. The criticism
levelled at the Government is pointless because no charge is made that
they are dealing with the public lands
in any manner other than that prescribed by law. True, they might,
with the consent of the Governor-in-
Council, suspend the operation of
the law and withdraw the land from
settlement, but such a course would,
in the present stage of development,
be indefensible. The first to criticize
would be the Vancouver World and
the Victoria Times, followed by every
Liberal paper in the Province. It ia
only a few years since there was
practically no demand for agricultural
or timber lands. Now that the tide of
prosperity has ret in the cry is "dam
it." Well, any Government weak
enough to heed such a cry would be
unworthy of confidence. We still
want settlers, and if every acre located nnd sold now does not lead to immediate occupnibion it secures ap
agent, in the owner, whose chief interest lies in landing a settler at the
earliest possible moment. Thc methods adopted by the World and the
Times in this eon nee tion can hardly
be classified as "muck-raking"—they
more closely resemble the harebrained antics of Don Quixote when
he set out on his historic campaign to
"lilt at windmills." I'HK WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1906.
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Dear Madge:
It is rather sad to be reminded of
on-coming winter by the sight of furs
and felt hats in the store windows. One
likes to cling to the remnant of summer as long as it is possible to do so,
and muslin gowns, airy-fairy parasols,
and lingerie hats are long since regretfully put aside, redolent as they are of
happy, sunshiny days, and the long-
drawn delights of departed summer
evenings. Felt and fur have, nevertheless, arrived to stay, and some of the
new Empire hats are very bewitching,
with long, drooping feathers and waving plumes so reminiscent of the styles
worn just two years ago. Other shapes
are small and very much raised off the
hair—in this particular abating none of
the eccentricity displayed of late. These
same high-perched creatures have had
the effect, by the way, of popularising
toupees, pin curls, etc, to an extent
highly profitable and pleasing to hairdressers.
Many of the early fur models are
graced with long veils, but knowing the
practical nature of the average Canadian woman, I cannot predict any general favour for the fad. Fur toques we
all pine to possess, and seeing how
strongly tailor-maid are the tendencies
of fashion at the moment, the incongru-1
ity of completing a neat outfit with long
streamers of chiffon becomes at once apparent. We obviously have not the
American woman's genius for wearing
half-a-dozen veils with dignity; and I
do not know that one need deplore the
fact, but there are indications that many
elaborate designs in veiling will be
adopted by the  few.
To all whom it may and does concern—which means everybody—purple,
mauve, petunia, and all intermediate
shades are the correct colors for autumn and winter wear. Few complexions there are which are not in sympathy with some nuance of this color,
so we can no v dress ourselves anew
without more ado. The dahlia and
fuchsia combinations of mauve and
magenta which ran riot last autumn in
the hat-shops, were found too trying
when applied to real life; however
charming in the garden, magenta and
reddish purples have a fatal effect on
complexions which respond readily to
less flamboyant tones, Always to the
fore in catering for the needs of the outdoor girl, the White House have this
season brought forth an extremely smart
collection of knitted or woven jerseys.
These glorified "sweaters" are treated
to revers, watch-pockets, high-standing
but not stiff collars, and are most moderate in prices They are splendid for
golfing, as they allow free movement of
the arms, yet actually contrive to look
I was much amused recently by an
article in a London medical journal on
the subject of chemical courtships, and
as it is quite up to date and indeed "fm
de siccle" I think my fair readers will
thank me for giving them an outline,
. especially as I am sure they will 'wish to
•retaliate in kind. Peroxides, bromides,
and belladonnas have long been the
monopoly of my own sex, and if the
male is contemplating an invasion of
our chemical territory wc must quickly
place ourselves on lhe defence. The
batteries of chemical defence must be
unmasked against the batteries of chc.ii-
ical attack.
If, as the cynics tell us. we are losing
our capacity for emotion, the modern
druggist can give us back all the outward signs of love, yrief, anxiety, despair, and exaltation, neatly compressed
into tabids and capsules, at so much
per dozen.
This was abundantly made clear at
the Medical Exhibition, recently held in
the Horticultural Hall, Loudon. Information gleaned from the mass of
scientific "dftigdata" in "The Extra
Pharmacopoeia," a new work exhibited
on the stall of Messrs. W. Martindale,
the publishers, make it clear that a love-
scene of Ihe following mlirre is quite
possible in the near future:
The "blase" wooer, fearing lesl he
should bertay his boredom and lack of
emotion in the course of his avowal.
provides himself with portable chemical
preparations which will give him a
Romeo-like gamut of emotion.
On the doorstep of his ladylove's
house he drinks a concentrated solution
of glucose, and all appetite leaves him
on the spot. He also rubs his face with
hydrogen-peroxide from a small phial,
and before he has fairly got his overcoat off he has developed a most interesting pallor. During dinner he sends
away untasted course after course without a pang (thanks to the glucose). He
also snaps a glass capsule of chloroform in his serviette before the ladies
retire, and inhalation produces most
lifelike sighs.
Later he lures the object of his chemical affections to the conservatory, and
something like this happens:
After a few minutes of chloroform
sighs, he may venture an an amyl-ni-
trite blush (glass capsule broken in
handkerchief and inhaled).
"Miss X," he exclaims—"may I say
Ethel?" (At this point it is as well to
swallow a few nitroglycerine chocolate
tablets—strength, i.iooth of a grain.
The palpitation produced is quite audible and highly recommended.)
"You must have long realised," he
continues, "how deeply I admire you."
(Chloroform sighs.) "Dare I hope that
my presence is not altogether unpleas-
ing to you?" I fthe lady appears unmoved, a small capsule of the essential
oil of mustard should be snapped in
the handkerchief. It will cause a perfect flood of tears when inhaled.
Weeping copiously, the up-to-date
swain continues: "My love for you has
driven sleep from my eyes. (Caffeine.)
Set my doubts and fears at rest. Will
you be mine?"
Tlle lover's next dose depends upon
the lady's reply. If it is in the affirmative one or two pills of muira-punama
compound will produce a fitting feeling
of exaltation, or if it is in the negative
an inhalation of a capsule of ethyl-
chloride will produce total unconsciousness  and an  artistic swoon.
The chief drawback to this form of
love-making is that the presence on the
spot of a medical man is highly desirable, lest the unskilful self-administration of these drugs should result fatally.
Special Announcement
The attention of Scotsmen and music
lovers generally is especially directed to
the engagement for Tuesday evening,
November 13, of Jessie Maclachlan,
the famous prima donna soprano, christened by the late Queen Victoria "the
Queen of Scottish song." Miss Maclachlan carries an unusually large and
efficient company, including Douglas
Young, lyric tenor; John McLinden,
violincellist, and Murray Graham, solo
pianist, with Robert Buchanan, conductor. These artists in their respective branches of music are incomparable
among their countrymen.
Other stellar musical events of the
season are: Hekking, in December;
Schumann-Heink, in January; Frieda
Stender, in February, and Edward De-
thier, in April,
Messrs. Williams & Janion
Duly instructed by Capt. A. G. Allgood,
R. N., will sell a quantity of Naval
Stores off H. M. S. Shearwater, on
at the
Naval Dockyard, Esquimalt
At 11 a.m.
J Including Fired Cartridge Cases, Car-
I tridge Boxes, a quantity of Rope (4,
31/2, 3, 2I/2 and 2-inch, Manila and
Tarred), Hammocks, Bunting, Canvas,
Old Copper and Brass, a quantity of
Hose, and other goods too numerous to
The wardrobe  accessories   and  bedding will be sold at a later day.
The Auctioneer. :: Stewart Williams
Victoria Theatre
MONDAY, ©<2T. 29
Chas, H. Yale's Everlasting
Evreything new.
Prices:   $1.00, 75e, 50c, 25c.
Box office opens 10 a.m. Friday, Oct.
2fith. '
• •
Henry W. Savage will offer
George Ade's Brilliant Comedy
College Widow
The play upon which all North America has written indellibly the word
Prices: 50c to $1.50. Seats on sale
Saturday October 27th.
Especially when the sweet aroma and delicate bouquet of
Greets you on the threshold with the knowledge that your careful wife
has only paid 35c or 50c per lb. for a tea fully equal to any 85c.
or$i tea.
Independent Grocers. 111 Government Street, Victoria
Where Mail Orders are specially called for.
R. 1825
Johnston's Transfer
I35 Douglas  St.    VICTORIA.
Please Order Ahead
In a good Kootenay town, splendid newspaper outfit and job
An opportunity for a live man
with small capital.
Address "The Week," Victoria.
Victoria Theatre
Henry B. Harris Presents
The Dramatic Success of the Century
By Chas. Klein.
The Play the Whole Country Has
Prices:   $'2.00, $1.50, $1.00. 75c, 50c.
H. Nl. OWENS, Leasee and Manager.
Starting Monday, October 29.
"Our Bachelor"
A  roaring   farce comedy.    Three acts
and several good specialties, including
Miss   Smith,   the   champion   Scottish
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
The famous and most recent dramatic
Prices—ioc, 20c, 30c.   Matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
Week October 22
The New
SULLIVAN » CONSIDINI,    Prop<lttora.
Management of HOST. JAMIESON.
The Nellie Andrews Opera Co,
Nellie Andrews, Henri Gunson, and
William Gordon in selections from II
Trovatore. Chas. D. Hazelrigg, Musical Director.
Willard Newell and his Co., in their
Comedy Success "Last Night."
Willard Newell, Grace Turner and
Mary Ttacy.
O'Brien & West.
"Louis and Mike in Society."
Frederic Roberts,
Illustrated Song.
New Moving Pictures.
Prof. M. Nagel's Orchestra.
Th Sanitarium Hotel, which is beautifully situated, overlooking thu Bow Itiver and il8 lovoly and
romantic valley, is a largo 5-story building elegantly
fitted with every appointment calculated to bring
pleasure aud comfort to the tourist, or invalid.
! A private hospital, which, though isolated, is in
close proximity to the Sanitarium, is presided over by.
skilfully trained muses and is also fitted out With
every appliance necessary to1 it first class institution
of its kind;
A very commodious bath-house adjoins tho hotel,
where Turkish, Russian, plunge, shower and douche
baths nre given under medical supervision, with
water'dircct from the celebrated hot sulphur springs.
A first class livory in connection so that rides and
drives through the magnitlcanr sccnory may be 011-
Terms: |2.0'l a day upwards. Special rates by weok
or month.  Open all tho yoar. e
W. H. SCAHTH, Managqr.
.Mtjdlcal Staff:
lt G. Brett, m.d ;   G'. M. Atkin,
s| Purveyors to the Koyal Kaniily, I
8 Buchanan's Royal Household at »i.5° per bottle j
J| Buchanan's Black md V bile s> $1 !■ |er bctHe j
J| Buchauan'R Rtd Seal at $1.00 per bottle !
H For sale by all dealers,                       VICTORIA, I. C. I
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture.
At The Street   %
An amusing incident occurred a fortnight ago at the Hospital dance in the
Assembly Hall which has not yet found
its way into print. Among the many
sweet young things" who adorned the
festivities on that occasion was a
Charming debutante who, like a great
many other charming; people, is poor.
She never has more than two evening
ijowns in a season, and the ruin of one
f them is always a serious matter to
ier. On this occasion she wore a
)rand new white frock.
During the evening a great, big, reduced, perspiring man asked her to
dance. He wore no gloves. She looked at his well meaning but moist hands
despairingly, and thought of the immaculate back of her waist. She hesitated
1 bit, and then said with a winning
'Of course I will dance with you,
but if you don't mind, won't you please
use your handkerchief?"
The man looked at her blankly a
moment or two. Then a light broke
over his face.
"Why certainly," he sad.
And he pulled out his handkerchief
nd—used it.
Lounging round the. Nelson Assize
Court the other day what time certain
well known legal luminaries were struggling for the mastery in the Lumber
ompensation case, which has now lasted four weeks, an apt illustration was
furnished to my correspondent to prove
the time honored claim that over-shrewd
lawyers often supply their adversaries
with weapons.
'Did you see this tree that has been
nentioned by the roadside?" an advo-
ate inquired.
"Yes, sir, I saw it very plainly."
"It was conspicuous, then?"
The winess seemed puzzled by this
lew word. He repeated his former assertion.
'"What is the difference," sneered the
awyer. ''between plain and conspicu-
But he was hoist with his own pe-
ard.   The witness innocently answered:
I can see you plainly, sir, amongst
he other lawyers, though you are not
bit conspicuous."
Now that Alderman Douglas has
aken in hand the subject of properly
lousing the animals in the Park no
!oubt it will be done. I notice, how-
ver, a singular omission from his esti-
nates.   There is no provision made for
menagerie house for the city council,
t should be cemented with good fel-
owship, enmeshed with strong galvan-
,zed wire, and surrounded by a moat
illed with Elk Lake water, to keep the
pectators    back.   There might   be a
all charge for admission' when the
bmates "scrap," and a store room for
ulphate of copper and alum would be
[ndispensable. For the recreation of the
aged ones, swings, trapezes, revolving
eats, and peanuts should be provided,
en the menage and the menagerie both
ould be complete.
Physical culture is one of tbe ncces-
tties of the times, first on the score
f health, and next to enable the ris-
iig generation to overcome the formid-
|ble obstacles that are shown in their
jathway on the journey through life.
ossibly, in this line there is nothing
jiore formidable than the barricade on
ore street, consisting of bales of hay
d packages which are piled up on the
Ijiblic thoroughfare regardless of the
"pmfort or the acrobatic skill of the
lisser by. No wonder that physical
trlture finds a prominent place in the
jirriculum of our public schools, but
ihat about the "old boys," to say noting of the "old girls"?
Bulls at Large.
Sir: I wish to say a word in regard
to the manner in which the law respecting the above has been carried out in
tne Cowichan and Shawnigan districts
during the last six months, or rather, I
should say, not carried out.
The whole country has been infested
with brutes of all classes. The provincial constable said, "Report any bull and
I shall see to it"
Mr. Helmcken asked me more than
once in his cross-examination of me
yesterday in the case against me, "Did
you report this bull?" I said, "No, I
did not, for it would be no use." Now
what occurred in a case when I did
report a bull which I found in my potato patch? I was summoned as a
witness by the constable to prove the
case. The defendant was fined a nominal penalty, this being his third offence under the act. I applied for my
expenses (for myself, horse and rig for
the day), and after a month's time the
constable offered me 50 cents, which, he
said was all that was allowed!
Under such circumstances, is it any
wonder that bulls are not reported?
The   police   should be  compelled to
carry   out   the   law.    Ppoper,  efficient
men should be employed as constables,
and if the ranchers have to assist them,
their reasonable expenses, as laid down
by law, should be paid.
Duncan, B. C, Oct. 18, 1006.
Bex V. MacFarlane.
This case, which excited considerable
interest in Shawnigan and Cowichan
districts, was heard today before Judge
The Crown was represented by H.
H. Helmcken, K. C.; Major MacFarlane by S. Perry Mills, K. C.
After hearing the evidence of six witnesses for the prosecution, and five, including the accused, who was prevented
giving evidence at the preliminary hearing before the justices, Mr. Mills addressed the court on behalf of his client and reviewed the evidence in his
usual masterly manner.
Mr. Helmcken, who followed, failed
to shake the evidence for the defence.
Judge Harrison, in delivering judgment, was most explicit in his review
of the evidence and of the law regarding this case.
In the course of his remarks, referring to the act forbidding the running
at large of bulls, he took occasion to
say that "if this man Garnett had complied with the law and kept his bulls
at home, he would not be here today
trying to swear his neighbor into the
penitentiary for fourteen years."
The principal evidence for the Crown,
that of W. Hawkins, was so contradictory as to be of little value.
As the learned judge put it, "We must
put ourselves in the position o fthe accused and consider what we would have
done under the circumstances." If he
considered that he had reason to believe that his life was in danger he had
an undoubted right to defend himself.
After a lengthy summing up, His
Honor concluded by pronouncing a verdict of acquittal, which will give universal satisfaction to the law-abiding members of the community.
Heartless Man.
Man wants to be comfortable as a
cat on a warm hearth-rug; to feel no
prick of conscience; to see nothing unpleasant, such as tears or a wan face.
It exasperates him to madness when he
is obliged to see his wife sad, but it
never occurs to him to try and prevent
her sadness.—Spinster, in M. A. P.
Oulandish Pets.
he singular craze for outlandish pets
Js again  become  prevalent,    and thc
dies who a year or two ago took their j
jilks p.hroad with a lizard or a smill ,
rtoise   tethered   by a  gold  chain   to !
feir wrists are now to be seen carrying
Biurs   and    similar    queer  small  fry
■out with them.—County Gentleman.
London's Vastness.
It is increasingly diffifficult to be a
Londoner. In lhe old d'ys when the
area was small it was easy to know and
love thc city as a whole, but now that
it has become a country in i: self the
sentiment quails before the geographical
vastness,—The Spectator,
Referred to Britain.
Let Nicholas If. look at Great Britain and he will see that the greatest
Sovereign in Europe at the present hour
is a constitutional monarch, hi> uncle,
King   Edward VII.—Petit   Parisian.
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The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
MVi Government Street .... Victoria B. C.
Empire Block   Vancouver, B. C.
W, BLAKJSMORE,,,Manager and Editor
Annual Subicriptlon  » In Advance
Transient rates, per inch  50c.
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Readers, per line   6c. to 10c.
Births, Marriages, Deaths, Lost and
Found and other small advertisements, per Insertion, from...25c. to $1.00
On several occasions I have been
asked to start a matrimonial agency in
connection with 'The Week." Of
course the suggestion came from the
ladies, who find themselves in such a
hopeless majority in Victoria. I had
about decided to comply, when my editor put his foot down emphatically
and threatened if he heard any morp of
''that nonsense," to use it propellingly.
That settled it as far as I was concerned, but I had my revenge. I persuaded an enterprising entrepreneur to
open the skating rink, which is the
same thing. In Italy, however, they do
these things better, and one of the most
attractive schemes for facilitating the
marriage of Bohemians is now in full
swing as a result.
Bachelors and men of all kinds and
conditions all over Europe are inundating the mail with registered letters
any money orders demanding itickets
for the new marriage lottery, second
of its kind, soon to be started in Milan.
A committee of artists, men and women, are now engaged in selecting the
victims—namely, thirty unmarried women of good reputation, faultless figures and beautiful faces. These will
form the prizes, together with dots to
be granted by the lottery company. The
largest dot of $200,000 will be attached
to the finest looking among the thirty
girls selected; lesser dots, from $100,-
000 to $S,ooo, will go with the other
twenty-nine damsels. Anybody and everybody has a chance to win—money at
least. If the winner happens to be a
married person, or a female, or an unreasonable being who refuses to marry
the beauty selected for him by'the committee—why, he may say so and divide
the money consideration with the girl.
The girls, on their part, have to sign
papers agreeing not to sue the men who
refuse them for breach of promise.
This form of lottery is not more of
a "lottery" than marriage by the usual
process is supposed to be, while it possesses the advantage of yielding all prizes and no blanks. I commend it to the
ladies of Victoria.
Last winter the sporting editor of The
week came in for some unkind and not
very grammatical criticism for commenting on the unfair partisanship of
Canadian crowds at football matches
He simply emphasized a fact, and a regrettable one, as every true sportsman
will agree. To his critics 1 commend
the following paragraph taken from the
Overseas Daily Mail of October 6th,
dealing with the match between the
"Springboks" and the Midland Counties." Thc only comment I will venture to make is that when such a scene
is possible on this continent a new era
will have dawned for sport. It will arrive at about the same time as the "pot"
ceases to call the "kettle" black in political life:
'The play in the second half was centred round "Paddy" Carolin, the vice-
captain of tlle team, who played halfback with Jackson, It was during this
period of the game that the African
backs began to shine, and in every
movement Carolin was the ruling spirit.
Cool-headed, quick and masterly in his
judgment, every feint, pass, or kick was
a work of art, and he was the life and
soul of the team.
"Wilh De Melkcr he scored a try that
brought down the house. They raced
down  thc field, passing  and repassing
with bewildering speed and accuracy,
and ultimately walked over the line unopposed, so completely had they outwitted the defence. It was pleasing to
hear the distinctly Midland crowd rise
to fhe young African as one man. They
threw to the wind all feelings of partisanship and disappointment at defeat,
and cheered a grand player for a superlative display of football."
Some times, althought not often, I
read signed articles in newspapers. I
make an exception in favor of Captain
Clive Phillips Wolley because twelve
years ago I read his "Sea Queen
Wakes," since which time I have been
a faithful admirer of his literary work.
All this may be very inconsequential
and altogether illogical in the present
connection, pretty much on the basis
of Samuel Goldfinch's remark, "I knew
his father." Recently Captain Wolley
has been unburdening his soul on the
subject of "cheap labor," as the columns
of the Colonist bear testimony. On the
economic aspects of the question I have
nothing to say. The subject is altogether too prosaic and practical for a
Bohemian, and altogether more suited
for a poet. In treating it, however,
Captain Wolley has taken more than
the usual poetic license, as the following
extract from a recent article will show:
"Christian and Confucian, Briton and
Mongolian, man and hermaphrodite,
truth lover and Asiatic liar, such are
the antagonistic elements which we
should have to blend into a nation if
we invited the Chinaman to make for
us our working class."
Of course none will take such a paragraph seriously, and it is not easy to
see what the poet was aiming at. Does
he wish to convey the idea thajt all
Christians, Britons and Europeans are
men and truth lovers, while all Confucians, Mongolians and Asiatics are
liars and hermophrodites? Or is the
suggestion that no Asiatic can be a man
or a truth lover? Why is such an extraordinary classification attempted ?
Th,ere is higher authprity even that
Captain Wolley for the statement that
"all men are liars." We have some
pretty poor specimens of Europeans in
Canadafc especially in the Northwest,
and if one consults the docket at the
last Manitoba assizes it would appear
that it might even be an advantage to
exchange a few of the freak criminals
of Galician origin for that nameless
atrocity a hermaphrodite. In that event
some, at least, of the wrost crimes
now being committed in that Province
would be an impossibility. The strange
and meaningless jumble of the poet's
paragraph reminds me of a passage to
which, in some inexplicable manner, it
bears a faint resemblance: "Parthians
and Medes, and Elamites and the
dwellers in Mespatamia, and in Judea,
and Cappodocia, in Pontus and Asia."
But on the historic occasion referred to
to no man was deemed "common or unclean" because he did not possess a
white skin. If truth and falsehood, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, Christianity
and Paganism are the discordant elements which Captain Wolley thinks are
so antagonistic that they cannot be reconciled, what has the policy of the British Empire been doing for so many
centuries? This is not a plea for the
admission of Chinese, but a plea for
charity, intelligence and a little sanctified common sense in dealing with a
great Imperial issue. I though Captain Wolley was an Imperialist. How
he reconciles Imperialist ideas with traducing the character of Asiatic races,
many of whom are British subjects, and
classifying them as liars and hermaphrodites, is not very obvious to
Regimental  Orders  by Lt.-Col. J.  A.
Hall, Commandin.   No. 43.
Regimental Headquarters.
Victoria, B. C, 24-10-06.
1. Promotion.
The officer commanding has been
pleased to approve the following promotion in No. 3 Company:
To be Co. Qr. Mr. Sergt.—No. 24,
Sergt. F. Hatcher, vice Co. Qr. Mr.
Sergt. C. W. Hollyer, transferred to
2. Turn in Rifles.
All rifles must be turned into company stores not later than the 10th of
November, preparatory to inspection of
armouries. Also those rifles borrowed
from Quartermaster's stores must be
turned in by same date. O. C. Companies and Quartermaster will hand to the
Adjutant the names of all those who
have failed to comply with this order.
3. Inspect School.
The school of instruction will be inspected by the officer commanding on
Monday next at 0 p. m. Those members whose attendance has not been satisfactory will be dismissed from the
4. Officers' Meeting.
The regular monthly meeting of the
officers' mess will be held on Thursday
evening, November ist, at 8:30 p. m.
Dress, undress uniform.
By order,
(Signed.) Captain,
Adjutant Fifth Regt., C. A.
Mall Orders
Prompt and
Notice is hereby given that sixty days
.ifter date I intende to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase thj:
following described land, situated in
range 5, Skeena River district, about
one mile from Little Canyon, commencing at a post planted 011 the southeast
corner, marked 'R. Bratin." thence running west 80 chains to Turner's southeast comer, thence north 40 chains to
Frank's northeast corner, thence east
40 chains, thence north 40 chains to
Johnson's southeast corner, thence cast
40 chains, thence south 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing 480
acres (more or less).
Located September ist, 1906.
Dr. C. J. Fagan and Mrs. Fapan have
returned from a trip tn thc Interior.
Whilst away the Dr. visited the site
of the proposed Anti-Tuberculosis Hospital at Kamloops.
Social and
Mrs. Norton's (private subscription)
dance will be held on Friday, November
2d, and not the 16th, as Mrs. Hasell
wants that date for the children's hospital ball.
* *   *
Mrs. Troup returned on Sunday
from a month's visit to the East.
* *   *
Mrs. E. G. Russell returned from
Boston the end of last week, having
placed Miss Russell in school there.
* *   *
Miss Todd returned on Monday from
a months' visit to her sister, Mrs. Hib-
den Gillespie, in Nelson.
* *   *
Miss Nellie Dupont entertained a
number of her young friends at the tea
hour on Wednesday afternoon last, at
* *   *
Mrs. Marpole (Vancouver) is the
guest of her mother, Mrs. (Col)
Holmes, "Wollaston," Esquimalt Road.
* *   *
Invitations are issued for a "Halloween party for Wednesday evening next,
by Mrs. T. S. Gore and Miss Arbuckle,
"Arran," Oak Bay avenue.
* *   *
Mrs. Gaudin entertained at the ever
popular bridge on Friday, the 19th
inst., four tables being filled by the 19
Mrs. F. Stanley Spain (New Westminster) is visiting friends in the city.
* *   *
The marriage of Miss Edith Maitland
Dougall and Mr. Stephen Phipps (St.
Paul) has been arranged to take place
on  November 7th  at    Christ Church
* *   *
Signora Gargoila (nee Miss Mary
Macaulay) is a guest at the Balmoral.
* *   *
A bridge tournament is to be held
during the whole of next _ week at
"Roccabella/' under the auspices of the
Anti-Tuberculosis Society, to raise
money for the sanitarium. Different
ladies propose to serve tea during the
* *   ♦
The young ladies who are members of
the Auxiliary Anti-Tuberculosis Society
are working hard for their "Fancy
Fair," whicli has been arranged to take
place in the Drill Hall on November
2f)th and 30th and December ist. All
sorfs of dainty trifles will be for sale,
and it is presumed that many will be
ale to do Christmas shopping during
lhe three days of the Fair. An admission nf 10 cents will be charged, both
afternoon and evening, with the exception of Saturday afternoon, when
children will be admitted free of
charge. There promises to be many
attractions for the little ones. As the
proceeds arc to jrn towards the building fund of the Sanitarium, it is to be
hoped that the public will generously
At Little Cost
The very moderate priced jewelry we
draw your attention to is not the
trashy, old-fashioned style; it is the
product of the wonderful advance which
science and skill have made in the creation of gold-filled jewelry.
Gold-Filled Beauty Pins in a great variety of artistic designs, 25c; set with
tmethysts   50c
Gold-Filled Art Enameled Brooches—A
large choice of fashionable designs,
including the fashionable beetle
brooch and four-leaf clover design,
at  ,    50c
Gold-Filled Brooches set with amethysts, topaz, aqua marina, etc., at.$i
Gold-Filled and Mother of Pearl Cuff
Links—the easy to fasten sort, at....
 50c and 75c
Don't forget our Solid Silver Thimble; it only costs you two bits. It is
far and away the best value in British
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New Arrivals
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A Carload of 12-lb Steel Rails and Spikes
A Large Shipment of Norway Bar Iron,
AH Sizes
Big Consignment of Dick's Patent Belting
in all sizes, direct from Glasgow.
Splendid lot of Cooke's Wire Ropes, Crucible
Cast Steel and Best Plow Wire in
Lang's lay and straight lay.
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P. R.1804 THE WEEK, SAT*JR0A¥> .OCTOBER;^   19C6.
British Columbia
Fruit Growing.
British Columbia fruit is preferred
above all others in the markets of
the Middle West, where it commands
profitable prices. In 1904 a small
exhibit sent to England was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Horticultural Society, and last year
(1905) a car lot, exhibited in London, won the first prize from all competitors, while no less than eight
medals were awarded the individual
exhibits which made np the collection. This goes to prove that despite
the great distance British Columbia
fruit has secured a prominent place
in the British market, in which Oregon and California applies have heretofore sold at the highest prices.
The fruit industry of British Columbia is in its infancy, but the results so far secred are convincing as
to its future importance. The actual
extent of fruit growing land has not
yet been ascertained, but by a conservative estimate at least one million acres south of the 52nd degree
will produce all the fruits of the temperate zone. The recognized fruit
districts include the southern part
of Vancouver Island and the Gulf
Islands, Lower Fraser River Valley,
Thompson River Valley, Shuswap
Lake, Okanagan, Spallumcheen, Oso-
yoos, Similkameen, Upper Columbia
Valley, Kootenay Lake, Arrow Lake,
Lower Columbia River and Grand
Forks, which are all suited to the
best grades of fruit, and which contain extensive areas of fruit lands.
Other good fruit districts are: West
Coast of Vancouver Island, West
Coast of Mainland (where patches of
fruit lands are found at the heads of
the numerous inlets), Lower. Fraser
Valley, Nicola, Grand Prairie, and
many other localities. In some of
these sections irrigation is necessary,
and, as mentioned elsewhere, water is
being supplied where the influx of
population warrants the necessary
expenditure. Many localities, which
are now proved to be suitable for
fruit culture, were but recently "discovered," for a few years ago fruit
was only raised in the settlements
along the coast and along the rivers,
and in quantity that failed to supply
even the limited local demand. In
1891 the total orchard area of the
province was 6,500 acres. In ten
years it only increased 1,000 acres,
but from 1901 to 1905 it jumped to
22,000 acres, and it is safe to say
that that acreage will be more than
doubled again before the close of
1906. Ten years ago British Columbia did not produce enough fruit to
supply her own population. The fol-
following table of fruit shipments is
interesting in showing the steady
growth of the industry:
Nelson Fruit Pair.
By freight. By Express. Total.             Increase.
1902    1,469 tons . 487 tons 1,956 tons
1903    1,868 tons 676 tons 2,544 tons      , 688 tons
1904         2,161  tons 864 tons 3,025 tons      , 481 tons
1905    3,181 tons 1,176 tons 4,357 tons      1,332 tons
An increase of over 50 per cent in four years. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1966.
Crooked Accounts.
During the progress of an important
damage suit at the current Nelson assizes, in which a Fernie lumber company is suing the Crow's Nest South-
Monopoly at Hedley.
The Hedley Gazette of the 18th inst.
discloses a condition of affairs which
is only paralleled, as far as we know,
at Fernie.   It results from the circum-
ern Railway Company for damages for stance that at both places the electric
the destruction of their property by fire,; light is controlled by the only indus-
it has leaked out that the books of the trial enterprise in the towa No sooner
lumber company which were submitted j did the Fernie strike commence than
to Inspector Martin to enable him to a threat was made by the electric light
compute the amount of royalty due to company, which is the coal company,
the government, accounted for less than that in consequence of lack of fuel the
half the quantity of lumber upon which town would be placed in darkness. At
the company is claiming in the present. Hedley one R. B. Lamb, who was reaction.   Whatever the result of the suit  cently pitchforked into the position of
may be, it should at least result in an
increased contribution to the provincial
coffers, and it undoubtedly will have
that effect if W. J. Goepel is put in the
A Noble Investor.
The recent visit of Earl Grey to Nelson, wher he spent a week, has bpen
productive of good to the capital of the
Kootenay, which, through the medium
of his   Lordship, has  just  received  a
manager of the Daly Reduction Com
pany, has threatened to discontinue the
lights on November 1st. It would be
superfluous to comment on the spirit
which could dictate such a dog-in-the-
manger policy. The lesson is obvious
that corporations, however small, should
own their light and water systems.
1A Brilliant Songstress.
1    Some Months ago The Week took
occasion to comment upon the splendid
splendid"advertisement.' After "reaching  ability of Miss Winifred Crowley' for
Winnipeg on his journey to the East, some 3™" a resident of RoSsland
Lord Howick returned to Nelson, and Miss Crowley is a young lady of seven-
on behalf of the Governor-General and teen years, with a magnificent contralto
himself purchased thirty acres of fruit voice. She has been heard in concerts
land upon the shores of Kootenay Lake, throughout the Kootenay, and, having
between Nelson and Balfour. It is lit- ,
tie short of marvellous that such an saved up a modest SUm' she Went t0
enormous area has been sold for fruit Spokane a few months ago to corn-
culture in this district within the last mence a musical course. On hearing
year. Not a little of the success which her phenomenal voice, Mr. William
has attended the efforts of the local Cranston, the manager of the Roscian
land agents is due to the excellent ad- °Pera Company, at once made her an
vertising of the Tourist Association,
and the expert endorsation of Professor Mills.
An Able Advocate.
It will come as no surprise to the
many admirers of Col. Gregory, to learn
from the Cumberland and Nanaimo papers that he made a splendid defence in
the Featherstone case, and that his peroration was magnificent. It was hopeless to expect that his client could be
saved from the gallows, but Col. Gregory has at least the satisfaction of
knowing that he did not help to hang
him, and that is a consolation which
has not always fallen to the lot of counsel in similar cases.
Fernie Strike.
The strike at the Fernie coal mines
continues; the only development during
the week being the resignation of the
local president of the union, Mr. Dick-
offer. She joined his company, and
since then has taken leading parts. It
is probable that the Roscians will visit
the Coast this season, in which case
Victorians will have an opportunity of
hearing Miss Crowley, who will undoubtedly, one day, become a prima
donna. The following notice is from
a Nelson paper: "Miss Winifred Crowley, who has been scoring brilliant successes everywhere, will appear in Nelson with the Roscians in Agricultural
Hall on the evening of October 31, in
both performances, 'Cavalleria Rusti-
cana' and 'Pinafore.'"
A Worthy Bon.
The Vernon News comments with
some knowledge and not a little incisive-
ness upon the recent election in North
Renfrew, and as the article points a
moral, we venture to reproduce it:
"At the last general election the Hon.
Peter White, a former speaker of the
en, in consequence of a dispute with Mr,
F. H. Sherman, the principal represent-  Dominion House, and recognized as one
ative of the  United Home Workers', of the ablest statesmen in Canada, had
Association. Meanwhile, upwards of
500 miners have left the pass. Mr. G.
G. S. Lindsay, the general manager, has
gone on a holiday trip to California,
and has announced that he will never
re-open the mines with union labour.
He declares that he has already made
arangements for the importation of non-
unionists.    He hopes to succeed in a
hard work to carry the constituency of
North Renfrew, and was returned by
a majority altogether insignificant as
compared to that recently secured in
that riding. He was popular; he was
an energetic candidate, and had spent
a long and useful life in the constituency where he had hosts of warm personal friends on both sides of politics.
policy in which Mr. Charles Plummer j Yet he narrowly escaped defeat. His
Hill of the Hill Crest Coal Company death caused a vacancy in the riding
has just registered a signal failure, and at the recent by-election, his son,
Business is at an entire standstill at a young man about 25 years of age and
Fernie and the prospect is of the gloom- absolutely unknown in political life,
iest. rolled up a magnificent majority of I,-
  052.  There were two Liberal candidates
A Qood Writer. in the field and one of them lost his
The following note from the Moyie deposit, while Mr. Gerald White pulled
Leader indicates the whereabouts and some 650 votes more than his two op-
success of Thc Week representative: opents combined. Surely such occur-
"Percy F. Godenrath, representing The j ences as this may be reasonably accept-
Week of Victoria, was in Moyie Thurs- ] ed as a sign of the times. It is abund-
day drumming up business for his pub- j antly evident that Liberalism is decided-
Boots for
Wet   ,
lication. Mr. Godenrath is a writer of
considerable note, and has been doing
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ly on the wane in Ontario.
Tn a Nutshell.
The Kamloops Standard puts one argument for better terms in a nutshell,
when it says: "British Columbia has
paid into the Federal Treasury $24,-
000,000 more than we have received
from it since confederation. Each year
we pay in three times as much as we
feceive, and still the Liberal papers
blame Premier McBride for refusing to
acept a paltry million paid in installments, in settlement of all demands,
past, present and future."
A Gain to Viotoria.
Mr. G. A. Fraser, the popular and
genial member for Grand Forks in the
local legislature, has acquired a large
business in Victoria, and on the occasion of his departure from the Boundary received a splendid send-off at the
hands of his friends of both parties.
George is a good fellow, whom it is a
pleasure to meet; he has deserved well
of the constituency, which he has represented for the last three years, and
will no doubt become an active and useful member of the party in the city of
his adoption.
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I   The Drama. *
On Monday last Miss Jane Corcoran
appeared at the Victoria Theatre in a
farcical comedy by Lenox entitled "The
Freedom of Susanne." A star is naturally expected to shine. Miss Corcoran . occasionally twinkled, from
which one may probably deduce that
she only claims to be a little star. The
'Freedom of Susanne" is light; very
light. In lhe hands of a dexterous
company and with people who have
caught either from reading or conversation some fainl impression of what the
English aristocracy is like the play
might afford an hour's amusement. As
represented in Victoria it was a grotesque caricature of everything it professed to portray. No one ever saw a
lord or a lady who bore the slightest
resemblance to lhe vulgar creatures, who
strutted in Lenox's play. Every English
lord is not a glorified footman, with a
game leg, and ladies of title have something more than a lorgnette to distinguish them from the parlor-maid. If
this is the kind of thing that passes
muster across the line no wonder our
American cousins find English society
an infinitely amusing melange. "The
Freedom of Susanne" can hardly claim
to rank with thc average of tbe really
first-class shows that Manager Ricketts
has booked for tbe coming season.
Magic Picture Gallery," in which Toby,
the transformed donkey, again meets
his old enemy Chaos, the sprit, resulting' in ihe introduction of a series of
new tricks, odd mechanical effects,
scene leaps, star and vampire trap
workings, etc., all of which will prove
most interesting to the oldest or youngest theatre goer.
"The College Widow" returns to Victoria theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 30th,
with the prestige of record engagements everywhere. It conies with a
cast of uniform worth, including Miss
Louise Rtttter, who will appear in the
name part. Miss Rutter has been playing this part with great success in the
East, and should achieve personal popularity here. She is said to be very
comely as well as a competent player.
The Ade comedy is one of the most
generally appealing plays of the day. It
is a transcript from scenes that most of
us are familiar witb, and in which we
have moved in the good old days. While
it is primarily intended as a satire on
college life, it is much more than that.
Student types mingle with those that
everybody who has lived in a small
town will readily recognize, and while
the work has pleased college men as no
other, there is nothing in the least obtuse or misty to those who have not
enjoyed a college education.
On Thursday night Victoria theatre
reminded me of the Adelphi in the
good old days when melodrama was
king. In this degenerate age it is not
every one who knows genuine melodrama when he sees it. For two generations at least the ultra fashionable
audiences who have replaced the regular
theatre goers of the sixties and seventies have sought their thrills in the doings of the "femme comprise," and the
risque situations which abound in the
plays of Pinero, Grundy, Chambers, Ibsen and adaptations from the French.
To come from Camille, Paula Tanquer-
ay and lledda Gabler '.0 the heroine of
''As Told In the Hills" is like passing
from the Haymarket to the Surrey
thirty yc-irs ago. The most exigeant
habitue even a disciple of the Conquests, must 'have felt that he had his
money's worth of the real thing on
Tuesday night. There was a thrill in
fevery scene, the air was thick with
smoke; every sentence was punctuated
at the point of the dagger or the muzzle of the revolver. Indian encampments, settlers ambushed, Little Fox
chasing the villain, and an escaped convict, said villain and convict chasing
Pammena, the beautiful civilized Indian
maiden with thc high clear voice and
the Boston Conservatory style of elocution. Added to this the comic nigger,
the Irish Biddy, and the crushed tragedian without which no melodrama is
complete. If one might offer the slightest criticism on such a thoroughgoing
show it is that the gallery, which fairly
howled with delight from start to finish, was entitled to more than one ''killing" after the expenditure of so much
powder, h, by the way, there were
two, an Indian in the first act and the
Leading villain in the last. Wby did not
the convict and the crushed tragedian,
ind the comic nigger and the Irish
Biddy receive their martyrs' crown?
Truly it was a case of many called but
few chosen. In spite, however, of these
trivial shortcomings it was a stirring
play and fully sustained the glorious traditions of the land of make-believe.
Chas. H. Yale's "Everlasting Devil's
Auction" will be presented at the Victoria theatre on Monday, Oct. 29th.
Miss Ella Aubry, a beautiful woman
and clever actress has been engaged, and
will be seen in the role of the hero
Carlos, the shepherd.
Among the many very clever things
which have become part and parcel of
*lt,e kaleidoscopic performance of Chas.
rl. Yale's "Everlasting Devil's Auction"
Company, are a number of exceedingly
lunny and • intricate trick scenes that
iach year are introduced in this popular
Mr. Yale  states that in the present
twenty-fifth  edition   there   will   be   no,
deviation from this rule and that there I
will be introduced  a new    and    very j
laughable  trick    scene    entitled    "The
A play of genuine merit and one
which has probably met with the greatest success of any drama produced in
America during the past ten years is
"The Lion and the Mouse," which
Henry B. Harris will produce here on
Thursday, Nov. ist, at Victoria Theatre.
The play is by Charles Klein and deals
with a widely discussed phase of American life of today—that of the influence
exerted by lhe moneyed interests upon
lhe politics of the country, and while
tbe drama is serious in its aspect it is
said to have many illuminating episodes
of humor. Indeed, the play is said to
sparkle with wit and brilliancy, and its
theme being one of widespread interest
it can scarcely fal to interest all classes
of theatregoers.
The engagement is for one night thc
seat sale being announced for Tuesday,
Oct. 30th.
Lovers of good music—the music that
goes straight to the heart, and is preeminently the music of the people—are
looking forward with most pleasurable
anticipation to the coming of Jessie
Maclachlan and her concert company of
stars on the evening of Tuesday, November 13, at the Victoria Theatre.
The Scottish prima donna is making a
farewell tour of the United States and
Canada this season, being book for a
five years' jaunt upon the conclusion of
which (although she is only in the
springtime of the thirties) she intends
to desert the stage for home life. Miss
Maclachlan's exquisite soprano has been
heard in almost every city in which the
English tongue is spoken, her recent
tour of Australia and New Zealand being very much in tbe nature of a triumphal progress. This season the company includes five artists of world repute. John McLinden, the 'cellist, made
the Australian tour with Miss Maclach-
land, and of his artistic quality the Australian press spoke in terms of the
warmest appreciation. Mr. McLinden
recently made an individual concerning tour of Germany, and there, as
elsewhere, was acclaimed a past master
of the 'cello. Robert Buchanan, who
was with Miss Maclachlan when she
last visited Canada, as solo pianist, is
still in her entourage, tbis season as
conductor. He is a true musician and
an artist, and will be heartily welcomed
by those who had the pleasure of hearing him in the past. The two new stars
of the company are Douglas Young, the
lyric tenor who created so favorable an
impression in New York, Boston, and
Eastern Canadian cities during a short
visit last' season; and Murray Graham,
pianist, who is splendidly accredited by
Edinburgh and London musical papers.
The programme presented by Miss
Maclachlan and her company at their
appearance in the Victoria Theatre on
the evening of November 13 will be of
a varied and very interesting character,
and will meet the highest hopes not only of Miss Maclachlan's Scottish friends
and admirers, but of all lovers of good
Britain's Tiger Qualities.
The British hold India, and mean to
galis acted upon the advice that is given
continue their supremacy. If the Ben-
to them and did begin to cast "Feranghi
people" into the Ganges, we would descend upon them with fire and sword,
and we would shoot and hang as remorselessly as in 1857—perhaps even
more so. It is only when he is not
lighting that the Britisher is foolishly
soft and tolerant, and the tiger qualities of an Imperial race are not dead—
they merely sleep.—Pioneer, Allahabad.
Men flirt so much more than I
thought. I used to think that few men
really flirted much, and that hardly any
man kissed a girl or put his arm round
her waist until he was engaged to her.
Now I have come to the conclusion that
nearly all men kiss and hug girls that
they have no intention of marrying, and
girls do it, too.—A Girl of Nineteen, in
The Girl's Realm.
Mayfair Moods.
The craze of thc moment is to play
childish games. Obviously, the most
proficient thimble-finders and pusses in
the comer and leaping frogs are like!}
to be the most welcome guests while the
craze for this sort of thing lasts. Skifi
in sliding down balusters and alertness
at musical chairs may achieve for one
positive fame and a sheaf of covetable
invitations.—The World.
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Given Ibsen well played, most men
would be content if there were no
drinks—I should say waits—between
the acts—C. B. Loamis, in Sun, New-
Notice is hereby given that sixty days
after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described lands, Range V.,
Skeena River District, about 1 mile
from the Little Canyon.
Commencing at a post planted on the
South-west corner, marked A. 0. Cunningham's S. W. Corner, thence North
40 (forty) chains( thence East 40
(forty) chains, thence South 40 (forty)
chains to Little's Southwest corner,
tbence West 40 (forty) chains, to point
of commencement, and containing 160
(one hundred and sixly) acres more or
Located October ist, igo6.
A. C. CUNNINGHAM. Locator.
S. C. WEEKS, Agent.
NOTICE Is hereby given that €
nftor dnte I Intend to apply ta the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase the following
described land situated In the Coast District, Range 5: Beginning at a post
planted on the north bank of the Skeena
river, at the mouth of Zymqetltz river and
marked B. B.'s Southwest Corner; tlhencc
running north 100 chains; thence east 80
chains; thenee south to bnnk of Skeena
river about 40 chains more or Jess; thence
following meandering of Skeena river ln
a souithwestenly direction to post of commencement, containing 610 acres of land
■more or less.
J. E. BATEMAN, Agent.
Located  September 20th.  1908.
NOTICE Is hereby given that SO days
after date 1 Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner uf Lands and Works
for a special licence to cut and carry away
timber from the following described lands
on west shore of Alice Arm, Observatory
Inlet, Cnsslar District, B. C: Starting at
a post marked southeast corner, said post
planted about 20 chains from point dividing
Alice nnd Hastings Arms running 20 chains
west to T. L. 6141; thence north 160 chains;
thence enst 60 chains to shore; tbence south
along the shore 160 chains to point of commencement.
CO..  LTD.
NOTICE Is hereby given that SO days
after date 1 Intend to npply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd Works
for a special licence to cut and carry away
timber from the fallowing described lands
on east shore of Observatory Inlet, Cassiar
District, B. C: Starting at a point narked
southwest, planted about seven miles above
the Pacilic Northern Cannery Co.; running
east 40 chains; north 80 chains; east 40
chains; north 80 chains; west 40 chains to
shore; thence south following shore to
point of commencement.
CO.,   LTD.
NOTICE Is hereby given that 30 days
after date I Intend1 to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special licence to cut and carry away
timber from the following described lands
on Observatory Inlet, Cassiar District, B.
C: Starting at a .post marked southwest
corner, located opposite the Northern Pacific
Cannery Co; running east 120 chains; nortn
80 ohains; west 60 chains to riiore of bay;
southwest along shore to point of commencement.
CO.,   LTD.
NOTICE Is hereby given thnt 00 dnys
nfter dnte I Intend to npply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd Works
for permission to purchase the following
described lnnd: Commencing at « post nt
the northeast corner of Lot 1S2, Rnnge
five (.")). Const District, marked E. Dnvles'
Southeast Corner; thence running 40 chnins
west; thence 40 ehnlns north; thence 40
chains oust, more or less, to Ky-yex rivor;
thence following meandering of Ky-yex
rivor to point of commencement, containing
0110 hundred nnd sixty ncres, more or loss.
Loented July 12th, 1906.
British American
Trust Company,
OFFICES : Vancouver, B. C.
Grand Forks, B. C.
Victoria, B. C.
Transacts a General Financial and
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Buys and Sells High Grade Investment Seeurities. Manages, buys,
sells, rents and appraises real estate. Collects Rents and Places
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I       Correspondence Solicited.
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H. A. Scriven, B A., Vice-Principal.
J. R. Cunningham, Secretary,
X Views of East Kootenay and
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I ofthe C.P.R. I
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Victoria. B. C. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 1906.
Ho.. 1.
Notice  is hereby given  that  thirty
(ays after date I intend to apply to the
[onorable the Chief Commissioner of
ands and Works for a special license
cut and carry away timber from the
allowing described lands, situate in
oast District in the Province of Brit-
h Columbia, viz.: Starting at a post
larked "J. A. H." situate on the east
de of Finlayson Channel, about four
iles from the south end of the channel,
ence running east 120 chains, thence
iuth 60 chains to the shore, thence
Dug shore to place of beginning.
[Dated the nth day of October, 1906.
. By his agent, J. F. Marshall.
Notice  is hereby given  that  thirty
ys after date I intend to apply to the
morable the Chief Commissioner of
nds and Works for a special license
cut and carry away timber from the
lowing   described   lands,   situate   in
ist District in the Province of Brit-
Columbia, viz.:   Starting at a post
Irked "J.  A. H.," at the northwest
[■ner of lot number one  (1), thence
nning north 80 chains, thence east 40
Jfins,  thence north 40 chains, thence
1st 80 chains to shore, thence along
Ve to place of beginning.
Jated the nth day of October, 1906.
By his agent, J. F. Marshall.
* o.
Notice, is hereby given that thirty
ta after date I intend to apply to the
morable the Chief Commissioner of
nds and Works for a special license
cut and carry away timber from the
lowing described lands, situate in
ast District in the Province of Brit-
Columbia, viz.: Starting at a post
rked "J. A. H.," on Finlayson Chan-
, about one mile south of Mary's
ve, thence running east 80 chains,
nee south 120 chains to shore, thence
ng shore to place of beginning.
Jated the nth day of October, 1906.
By his agent, J. F. Marshall.
Notice is hereby given that thirty
ks after date I intend to apply to the
pnorable the Chief Commissioner of
bids and Works for a special license
J cut and carry away timber from the
■lowing described lands, situate in
last District in the Province of Brit-
. Columbia, viz.: Starting at a post
Irked "J- A. H.," on Mary's Cove,
nlayson Channel, thence running east
ichains, thence south 80 chains, thence
1st 60 chains to shore, thence along
|jre to place of beginning.
Jated the 12th day of October, 1906.
By his agent, J. F. Marshall.
ISTotice is hereby given that thirty
'rs .after date I intend to apply to the
morable the Chief Commissioner of
ads and Works for a special license
cut and carry away timber from the
lowing described lands, situate in
ast District in the Province of Brit-
J Columbia, viz.: Starting at a post
Irked "J- A. H.," at the northwest
flier of lot number four (4), thence
lining east 40 chains, thence north 60
|ins, thence west 100 chains to shore,
nice along shore to place of com-
|Jated this 12th day of October, 1906.
By his agent, J. F. Marshall.
iVTotice is hereby given that thirty
i after date I intend to apply to the
lorable the Chief Commissioner of
ds and Works for a special license
ut and carry away timber from the
wing described lands, situate in
it District in the Province of Brit-
Columbia, viz.: Starting at a post
sed -'J. A. H.," on Finlayson Chan-
two miles north of Mary's Cove,
ce running; east 40 chains, thence
h 160 chains, thence west to shore
hains, thence along shore to place
jginning. '
ited this T2th day of October, 1906.
By his agent, J. F. Marshall.
shore, thence along shore to place of beginning.
Dated the 13th day of October, 1906.
By his agent, J. F. Marshall.
No. 9.
Notice is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Honorable the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described lands, situate in
Coast District in the Province of British Columbia, viz.: Starting at a post
marked J. A. H.," on Goat Cove, Finlayson Channel, thence running south
40 chains, thence west 120 chains, thence
north to shore, thence along shore to
place of beginning.
Dated the 13th day of October, 1906.
By his agent, J. F. Marshall.
No. 10.
Notice is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend tp apply to the
Honorable the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described lands, situate in
Coast District in the Province of British Columbia, viz.: Starting at a post
marked "J. A. H.," at the head of lagoon, Goat Cove, Finlayson Channel,
thence running east 80 chains, thence
north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence south to shore of lagoon, th.ence
along shore to place of beginning.
Dated the 14th day of October, 1006.
By his agent, J. F. Marshall.
No. 11.
Notice is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Honorable the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described lands, situate in
Coast District in the Province of British Columbia, viz.: Starting at a post
marked "J. A. H.," at the head of lagoon, Goat Cove, Finlayson Channel,
thence running north 80 chains, thence
west 120 chains, thence south to shore,
thence along shore to place of beginning.
Dated the 14th day of October, 1906.
By his agent, J. F. Marshall.
No. 12.
Notice is hereby given that thirty
clays after date I intend to apply to the
Honorable the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described lands, situate in
Coast District in the Province of British Columbia, viz.: Starting at a post
marked "J. A. R," about four miles
northerly from the north end of Finlayson Channel, thence running west 80
chains, thence south' 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains to shore, thence along
shore to place of beginning.
. Dated the 14th dav of October, 1906.
By his agent, J. F. Marshall.
NOTICE Is hereby given that 60 days
from date I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following described land, situated in Range 5, Skeena
River District, about one mile from Little
Commencing at a post planted on the
southeast corner, marked R. Braun; thence
running west 80 chains to Turner's S. E.
corner; thence north 40 chains to
Frank's southeast corner; thence east
40 chnins; thence south 80 chains to point
of commencement, containing 480 acres,
more or less.
(Located September 1,  1906.
Port  Esslngton,  B.  C.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days
after date I Intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described
land, starting from a post planted on the
south line of lot 199,, at the head of Union
Bay, thence 40 chains east, thence 40 chains
south, thence 40 chains west to shore
line, thence northerly along shore
line of Union Bay to point of commencement, containing 160 acres more or less.
Staked September 4th, 1906.
NOTICE) Is hereby given that thirty days
after date I Intend to apply to the Hon. the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following described land, situated on Portland Channel:
Starting from a post marked "C. B. F.'s
northwest corner;" thence south 40 chnins;
thence east 40 chains; thence north 40
chains; thence west along shore line to
point of commencement, containing 160
acres more or less.
Little Canyon, B. C, Sept. 3rd, 1906.
NOTICE Is hereby given that sixty days
from date I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of lLands and Works
for permission to purchase the following
described land, situated In Rnnge 5, Skeena
River District, about one and one half
miles from Little Canyon, commencing at
a post marked West N. E. Corner and K.
Braun S. E. Corner, thence 80 chains west
to Schilling's S. E. Corner, thence north 40
chains, tbence east 80 chains, thence south
40 chains to point of commencement, containing 320 acres more or less.
Located Sept. 3rd, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that 30 days after
dnte, I Intend to apply to the Hon. the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,
for a special license to cut and enrry
nwny timbey from the following described
No. 4. Commencing at a stnke on the
west shore of the lnrge lake on the
northern end of Sechelt Peninsula, about
four miles south of Captain Island, New
Westminster District; thence west 40
cbalns, south 80 chains, east 40 chains,
south 80 chains, east 40 chains to shore
of 'ake; thence following shore line to
point of commencement.
No. 5. Commencing at a stake on the
western shore of a lake on the nortli end
of Sechelt Peninsula | thence west to the
enstern boundary of Timber License No.
5,888; thence 80 chains north to the boun-
ifary of pre-emption No. 1,843; thence
80 chains east; thence south to shore of
lake; thence following lake shore to point
of commencement.
No. 6. Commencing from the shore of
a lake at the north end of Sechett Peninsula; thence north about 40 chains to the
southwest corner of Timber Lease No. 672;
thenee east 40 chains; thence south 40
chains; east 40 chains; aouth 120 cbalns;
thence about 40 chains west to shore of
lake; thence following the shore to point
of commencement.
Little Canyon, Sept. 1, 1908.
SIXTY days after date I Intend to
apply to the Ohlef Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the
following described land, commencing at
a post planted on the left bank of tbe
Skeent niver, about three and one-
half miles above the Lakelse river
und joining John Neldhardt's N. E.
corner and marked L. W. S.'s northwest
corner and running south 160 chains,
thence east 40 chains,- thence north 160
chains, more or less, to left bank of the
Skeena river, thence westwardly along the
Skeena river to point of commencement
and containing 640 acres,  more or  less.
Port Esslngton, B. C. I
L. W. SLOAN, Locator.
J. E. BATEMAN, Agent.
~SIXTY days after date I Intend to
apply to the Ohlef Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the
following described land, commencing at
a post planted ou the left bank of the
Skeena, about four miles above the Lakelse
river aud adjoining L. W. S.'s northeast
corner and marked N. M. J.'s northwest
corner, and running south along tho east-
ern boundary of L. W. S.'s application 160
chains, thence east 40 chains, thence north
100 chnins, more or less, to bank of the
Skeenn river, thence westerly along the
Skeena river to point of commencement
and containing 640 acres, more or less.
Port Esslngton, B. C.
N. M. JOSEPH, Locator.
J. E. BATEMAN, Agent.
Notice is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase
the following described land, situated on
Portland Channel: Starting from a
post marked "C. B. F.'s northwest corner;" thence south 40 chains; thence
east 40 chains; thence north 40 chains;
thence west along shore line to point
of commencement, containing 160 acres
more or less.
NOTICE Is hereby given that 60 dnys
nfter date I Intend to apply to the Hon.
the Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd Works
for permission to purchnse the following
described land:
A small unnamed Island outside the S.E.
corner of Campbell buy, off the east coast
of Mnyne Islnnd and sltunte nbout 30
chnins 'to the southenstward of the northeast corner of section nine, Mnyne Island,
nnd containing about 16 acres.
Dated this 19th day of September, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given tliat 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd Works,
for permission to purchnse the following
land nenr Kaien Island, ln Skeent district:
Commencing at a stake planted n„t
southenst corner of Jot 646, mnrked
"W. C's. corner;" thence east 40 chains;
thence south about 55 chnins to W. Mc-
Kenzle's north boundary; thence west 20
cbalns to A. G. H. Pott's cast boundary;
thence north about 30 chains to A. G. H.
I'ott's northeast corner; thence west nlong
said boundnry 20 chnins to enst line of
lot 646A; thence north 20 chains to point
of commencement, containing 140 acres
more or less.
! No. 13.
;     Notice   is  hereby  given   that   thirty
I days after date I intend to apply to the
I Honorable the  Chief Commissioner of
, Lands and Works for a special license
! to cut and carry away timber from the
j follnwine   described   lands,   situate   in
I Coast District in the Province of British Columbia, viz.:    Starting at a post
marked "J.   A.   R,"  on Hickish Narrows, Finlayson   Channel   thence  run-
nine south  80 chains, thence east  120
chains .thence north to shore of Narrows, thence along shore to place of beginning.
Dated the 14th day of October, 1906.
By his agent, J. F. Marshall.
otice is herehy given that thirty
s after date I. intend; to apply to the
lorable the Chief Commissioner of
ds and Works for a special license
:ut and carry away timber from the
I wins described lands, situate in
st District in the Province of Brit-
Columbia, viz.: Starting at a post
ked "J. A. H„" on Watson Bight,
ayson Channel, thence running
h 60 chains, thence west 126 chains
hore, thence along shore to place of
ated this 13th d,iy of October, 100').
■   .1. v HUMBIRD.
By his a^ent, J. F. Marshall.
iticr is 'nereby given that thirty
a'ter r'ate 1 intend to anply to the
r.irah'': thc  Chief Commissioner of
:1s 'ind Works for a snecial licence
I"' and ':arry away timber from the
(wins' rlcscribad lands, situate in
Ft District in me Province of Brit-
ro'.umhia. viz.: Starting at a post
_,id "J. A. H.," at the northeast
ler of lot number seven (7). thence
iiiiw south .1 ochajns thenc east
Ichains. thence north 41 chains to
NOTICE Is hereby given thnt 60 dnys
from date I intend to npply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works for permission to purchnse the following described
land, adjoining Lot 646, Skeena District:
Commencing at a post marked "A. C.'s N.
W. Corner"; tbence enst 40 chains along
soutih boundary of T. Flewln's claim; thence
south 40 chains; tbence west 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains, along east boundary of Lot 646 to point of commencement,
containing 160 acres, more or less.
No. 14.
Notice is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Honorable the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a_ special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described lands, situate in
Coast District in the Province of British Columbia, viz.: Starting at a post
marked "J. A. H.," at the northwest
corner of lot number thirteen (13),
thence running south 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains.
thence east 80 chains to place of beginning.
Dated the 14th day of October. 1906.
By his. agent, J. F. Marshall.
NOTICE Is hereby given that two months
after dnte I Intend to apply to. the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a speclnl licence to cut nnd carry away
timber from the following described lands,
commencing nt a post planted nt the southwest corner of Lot 313, Deer creek, Clayoquot, thence east 40'chains, thence south
40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence northerly along the beach to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
August 28th, 1906.
NOTICE Is hereby given thnt 30 days
nfter date T Intend' to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner -at Lnnds and Works
for a speclnl licence to cut nnd enrry nwny
timber from the foMowlnir described land,
situated In New Westminster Distriot:
Commencing from a post on the enst shore
of the large lake, northern end of Sechelt
Peninsula: thence north 160 chains: enst
40 chains: south 160 chnins. more or less,
to shore, thonce following shore to point
of commencement.
Sept. 17th, 1906.
NOTICE Is hereby given that 60 days
nfter dnte I Intend to npply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands nnd Works for permission to purchase the following described lands situate ln the Kltsiim Knlum
Valley, Range V, Const District: Commencing at a stake plnnted nt the N. E.
corner of ,Tns. Adams' purchnse claim,
mnrked N. T. C. No. 1 Initlnl Post; tbence
40 chains west; thence 40 chnins north:
thence 40 chnins east; thence 40 chnins
south to point of commencement nnd containing 180 acres more or less.
N. T. CUNNINGHAM. Locator.
P. W. BOHLER, Agent.
Located October 1st,  1908.
NOTICE Is hereby given thnt two months
nfter dnte I Intend to npply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works
for n special licence to cut nnd carry away
timber from the following described lands,
commencing at a post planted nbout three
fourths of n mile west of the Elk river,
thence north 80 chains, thence west 40
chains, thence south 40 chains, thence west
to chains, thence south 40 chnins, thence
enst 40 chnins, thence south 40 chains,
thence enst along the bench of Kennedy
lnke, thence north to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Sept. 1st,  1906.
NOTICE Is hereby given thnt thirty (30)
dnys nfter date I Intend to npply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
foi a special licence to cut and carry timber
from the following described lnnds, sltunted In District of New Westminster.
1. Commencing nt a post planted a quarter
of n mile from the bench nt the hend of St.
Vincent Ray, Hothnm Sound, thence west
100 chnins. thence north 40 chnins. thence
enst 160 chnins. nnd thence south 40 chnins
tn the point of commencement, containing
640 ncres.
2. Commencing nt the northenst corner
of No. 1 olnlm as above described, thence
north 40 ohains, thence west 160 chains,
thence south 40 chains, thence enst along
the northern boundnry of thc said No.  1
to point of commencement, containing 640  acres.
Dated nt   Vnncouver  this  13th day   of
NOTICE Is hereby given that SO days
nfter date ['Intend to npply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works
for n speclnl licence to cut nnd carry away
timber from the following desoribed lands
In rear of G. McKay's west license on
Alice Arm. Cassiar District, B. C.i Starting nt n post mnrked southwest corner,
running north 40 chains; east 160 chains;
south 40 chains; west 160 chnins to point
of commencement.
CO.,  LTD.
NOTICE Is hereby given that 60 dnys
nfter dnte I Intend to npply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works for permission to purchnse the following land,
situated on Works Channel: Commencing
nt a post marked "Initial Post T. H. W.."
thence east 20 chains, thence north 20
chains, thence west 20 chains, thence north
20 chains, thenee west 40 chains, thenee
south 40 chnins. more or less, to shore
line; thence following shore line to point
of commencement, containing 240 acres
more or less.
8t T. H. WATSON.
Port Simpson, B. C. Aug. 16. 1006.
NOTICE Is hereby given thnt 60 dnys
from date I Intend to npply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works for permission to purchnse the following described
lnnd, ndjolning Lot 646, Skeenn District:
Commencing at a post marked "A C.'s N.
W. Corner": thence enst 40 chnins nlong
south boundnry of T. Flewln's claim? thence
south 40 chnins; thenee west 40 chnins:
thence north 40 chnins, nlong enst boundnry
of Lot 646 to point of commencement, containing 160 ncres mure or less.
NOTICE Is hereby given thnt 30 dnys
nfter dnte I Intend to nnply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lnnd nnd Works
for a licence to cut nnd enrry away timber
from the following described lands sltunted
In Renfrew District:
No. 6. Commencing nt n post 20 chnins
nnst of the first fork of Dubnh creek, nbout
1 mile from snlt wnter; thence E. 40 chnins:
S. 160 ehnlns; W. 40 chnins; N. 160 chnins
to point of commencement.
No. 7. Commencing nt southenst corner
of No. 6 olnlm on Dubnh creek; thence
enst 160 chnins: N. 40 chnins: W. 160
chains; S. 40 chnins to point of commencement.
No. 8. Commenoins nt n post plnnted
about 20 chnins N. of the N. E. corner of
No. 7 clnim, on the north side of Dubnh
creek; thenoe W. 80 chnins; N. 80 chnins;
E. 80 chnins; S. 80 chnins to point of commencement.
No. 9. Commencing nt a post nt tho
south end of Untndnt Lnke. about hnlf
mile S. E. nf Nltlnnt Lnke; thenoe E. SO
chnins; S. 80 chnins; W. SO chnins; N. 80
chnins to point of commencement.
NOTICE Is hereby given Hint 60 dnys
after date I intend tn npply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works for permission to piirehasn the following described
lnnd situated ln the Kltstmiknlnm Valley,
Rnnge Ii, Const District: Cnmmcnolni nt
n stake plnnted nt the N. E. oorner of N.
T. Cunnlniham purchnse clnim. marked'
W. A. WndJiams' No. 1 Initlnl Post; thence
running 40 ehnlns west; thence 40 chains
imrtih: thence 40 chnins enst: thonce 40
chains south to post of commencement,
containing 100 ncres more or less.
W.  A.  WADHAMS,   Locator.
V. W. BOHLER. Agent.
Located  October  1st,  100(1.
NOTICE Is hereby given that 00 dnys
nfter date I Intend to apply to tlio Chief
Commissioner of Lands nnd Works for permission to purchase the following described
lnnd sltunted In tho KJtsunikn'lum Vnlley.
Rnnge 5, Const District: Commencing nt
n stnke plnnted nt the N. E. oorner of
W. A. WndJiams' purchase claim, mnrked L.
Gtine No. 1 Initlnl Post; thence running
40 ohains west; tbence 40 chnins north;
tbence 40 chnins enst; thence 40 chains
south to post of commencement, containing
160 acres more or less.
L.  GUNE,  Locator.
F. W. ROHLER, Agent.
Located October 1st,  1900.
Govern ment
To be held in the
City of Vancouver
And Following Days.
In thejsale will be included
and two to three acre parcels in
South Vancouver, generally known as
the choicest residential section of Vancouver West.   Also about
City of Vancouver, being the choicest
residential lots situated in the locality known as Kitsilano.
Also about
250 ACRES IN LOT 2027
South Vancouver, divided  into   five
and ten acre parcels, all choice lots
suitable for settlers.   Also about
140 Lots and 350 Acres
in the
adjacent to the B. (!. Electric Railway
and the Great Northern Line
Also about
2,000 Acres in
In the vicinity of Capilano Creek.
For maps,   catalogues   nud further
particulars apply to
The Auctioneers,
John S. Rankin, 514 Pender St.
Arthur J. Ford, 747 Pender St.
NOTICE Is hereby given that 60 dnys
nfter dnte I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchnse the following
described land, situated In the Const District, Range 5: Beginning nt a post planted on the north bank of thc Skeena river
nbout one mile southwest of ZymqotlU
river at the southeast corner of .1. E. Bate-
man's pre-emption claim and marked E. B.'s
Northenst Corner; thenoe running west 120
chains; thence south about 80 chains, more
or less, to bank of Skeenn river; thence ln
a northeasterly direction following meandering of thc Skeena niver to post of commencement, containing about 820 acres of
land more or less.
■T. E. BATEMAN, A«ent.
Located September 20th, 1006. 10
On the Trail
By the Traveller.
East Kootenay, which is now demanding a large share of attention in the
development of Southern British Columbia, can best be described as a beautiful and fertile valley sheltered to the
north and east by the main range of
the Rocky Mountains, to the west by
the Selkirk range, and open to the
south to the international boundary between the province and the State of
Montana. From the southern end,
where the valley is ioo miles wide, it
stretches in a northwestrly direction for
200 miles, gradually narrow as it approaches Golden on the main line of
the Canadian Pacific Railway, where it
is about a mile and a half in width.
The total area of the district is approximately 10,000 square miles.
The district is reached on the north
by the main line of the C. P. R., and
the Crow's Nest Pass branch enters the
district by the valley of the Elk River
from the east and crossing to Kootenay
Lake. At Yahk this iine connects with
the Spokane-International, which will
be in operation the end of the present
month. A branch line also extends
north from Cranbrook to Kimberly.
The Great Northern railway enters the
southern portion of the district from
Rexford, Montana, passing through Tobacco Plains and having its present terminus at Fernie. The Kootenay Central
Railway, now under construction, will,
when completed, form the connecting
link between the maine line of the C. P.
R. at Golden and the Crow's Nest
branch at some point near Jaffray or
Agriculture and Horticulture—
In the Cranbrook locality the lumber
industry is dominant to the displacement, to a very considerable and regrettable extent, of a due appreciation
of the vital importance of mining, and
to an even greater extent of the agricultural and horticultural resources of
the district. It is true to demonstration that though enormous areas splendidly adapted for mixed farming and
fruit growing are lying wholly unproductive, only a few ranches in picked
localities are under what can be called
real,cultivation. A few large tracts arc
being farmed and worked, such as Hanson's at Wasa, Powell's ranch south of
Fort Steele, Reid's, Smith's and Mc-
Dermott's on St. Mary's prairie north
of the Mission. William Meachen has
what is probably the finest ranch in the
entire district on the St. Mary's River
above Marysville. Outside of those
mentioned there are a number of smaller occupiers, many of whom came in
during the past spring and summer.
All of these latter are doing well.
Fruit growing is only now beginning
to be • tried on any extensive scale.
William Hamilton of the Sunnyside
Ranch within a mile of the Cranbrook
depot, is the pioneer in this industry
and also far and away the most successful. It is interesting to record that
he has grown and sold in the local
market strawberries going seven to the
pound, and has demonstrated the entire
feasibility of raising Italian prunes at
an elevation of about 3,300 feet above
sea level. This latter fact gives an
idea of the extraordinary salubrity of
the climate in the immediate neighbour
hood of Cranbrook. Though summei
frosts sometimes injuriously affect crops
grown at lower elevations than the
Sunnyside ranch, there is never a trace
of it on the ranch mentioned. It would
appear that it is, in a considerable
measure, caused by the super-saturation
of the ground by surface waters in low
situations. This condition will disappear with cultivation and drainage of
the soil.
The.C. P. R. lands (when the timber
is removed) is well adapted for fruit
growing, but the best land for farming
and fruit to be had in East Kootenay
at present is held by the Kootenay Valleys Company, which owns some 20,000
acres in the Cranbrook, Wasa and Fort
Steele localities. Those lands are specially selected tracts and touch the Kootenay River at different points between
the international boundary and Canal
Flats, a distance of ahout 200 miles.
About 2,000 acres of the very pick of
the Kootenay Valley Company's 'and
has been surveyed into farms of from
75 to us acres each in extent. Every
lot comprises a   proportion of   bench
land suitable for fruit growing, some
prairie and meadow. Each farm is watered by direct contact with th; Kootenay river. The company sells ;.t fiom
$3 to $7 an acre, allowing four yeLrs to
complete the payments. Consider?hie
amounts of this fine land has b;u sold
during the past summer and spring.
The representative firms engaged in the lumber
industry at present are: Adolph Lumber Co., Cranbrook, capacity per 10
hours, 30,000; Baker Lumber Co., Elko,
capacity, 60,000; Cranbrook Sash' &
Door Co., Cranbrook, manufacturers of
sashes and doors; Crother Lumber Co.,
Cranbrook, capacity 25,000; Crow's
Nest Pass Lumber Co., Wardner, capacity 150,000; East Kootenay Lumber
Co., Cranbrook, capacity 150,000; Elk
River Lumber Co., Fernie, capacity 70,-
000; Fernie Lumber Co., Fernie, capas-
ity 40,000; Golden & Columbia River
Lumber Co., Golden, capacity 50,000;
N. Hanson, Wasa, capacity 15,000; King
Lumber Mills, Ltd., Cranbrook, capacity 65,000; Kimberly Milling & Manufacturing Co., Kimberley, capacity 35,-
000; Thos. Leask & Co., Creston, capacity 40,000; Maycok Lumber Co.,
Wardner, capacity 25,000; Porto Rico
Lumber Co., Moyie, capacity 55,000;
North Star Lumber Co., Cranbrook,
capacity 45,000; Pearson & Jewell, Jaffray, capacity 30,000; Robinson-McKen-
zie Lumber Co., Cranbrook, capacity
40,000; Standard Lumber Co., Cranbrook, capacity 35,000; Staples Lumber
Co., Wycliffe, capacity 75,000, and the
Watts Lumber Co., Wattsburg, capacity 40,000.
Still Progressing.
The B. C. Mining Exchange for September is the best number yet issued by
its versatile editor, Mr. George Sheldon
Williams. Each successive number indicates that Mr. Williams has made up
his mind to establish the popularity of
his paper upon a broad basis. Nothing
of importance that is transpiring in the
mining world of British Columbia escapes his notice, and he aims not only
at furnishing his readers with the latest reliable information, but also with
intelligent expert comment In the current number, he deals with mining conditions at Stewart in the Portland Canal
district, which is just now a centre of
attraction. The Providence mine in the
the Boundary is also featured in a manner which is fully justified by its profitable conduct. The Nicola coal beds
are discriminatingly dealt with, but perhaps the most important and certainly
the most interesting article is one on
the International Coal & Coke Company, . Which is designated "A Great
Canadian Undertaking." Those who
rode over the prairie on a cayuse from
Sulphur Springs to Crow's Nest summit less than ten years ago, before the
first sod of the Crow's Nest line was
turned, find it difficult to believe that
the town of' Coleman, with its extensive mining plant, its hotels, stores,
churches and residences, shown on
page 19, can have sprung up in the last
few years. But seeing is believing, and
the visitor to Coleman today finds, in
that prosperous, thriving town a fitting
monument to the constructive and financial ability of Mr. A. C. Flumrefelt.
It is in featuring such splendid enterprises as this that the Mining Exchange
has established its reputation as the
leading mining journal of the West,
whilst the extensive advertising patronage which it has secured, and which
necessitates continual enlargements is
the best evidence that it' has won the
confidence of the manufacturing industries.
The LieutenantrGovernor and Mrs.
Dunsmuir will receive the sympathy, not
only of their personal friends, but of
the general public in consequence of the
domestic trouble which has fallen upon
them. For rather more than a week
Miss Elinor Dunsmuir has been lying
at the, Hospital with an attack of appendicitis, and on Thursday Miss Marion
Dunsmuir was taken ill, and it is feared
is down with typhoid. It is to be sincerely hoped that both these popular
young ladies of Government House will
make  a safe  and  speedy recovery.
Fruit Lands
Timber Limits
Range Land
Mineral Claims
Throughout the
Before Locating Send   Us  Particulars of What You
ii Erskine ii
ii Smith &-
Reference: Eastern Townships Bank.
Grand Forks, B.C.;;
British Columbia
The Kootenay and Columbia Valley
contains about 100,000 acres of choice
fruit lands, which are being rapidly settled up. These lands border on the lakes,
are well located, and have daily transportation by boat and rail. The fruit
grown in this section cannot be excelled
in any part of North America. Peaches'
pears apples, cherries, plums, grapes,
and all kinds of small fruits grow in
abundance. 10,000 acres of these lands
are now being divided into small holdings. These will be placed on the market this season. The price will be reasonable and those who buy first can purchase at ground floor prices. The climate ii good, the lakes and rivers do not
freeze in winter. The steamboats run alt
year round. The thermometer seldom
goes below zero.
Should you desire more information,
write to
Having a Climate and Soil
equal to any other section
of British Columbiai
Nelson Fruit
will save you 25 to 50 per
cent, on cost of original
Nelson, B.C.
Nelson Iron Works
Machinery of all kinds built,
erected and repaired.
Complete Mining Plants
Cammell Laird Steel, Etc.
B. A.Isaac
R.W. Hinton
Nelson, B. C.
I carry an assortment of 400
subjects of
of Banff and the Canadian National
Park, also of Northwest Indians,
Mountain and Game Scenes.
My quotations by the hundred are
the lowest in Canada. Photo post
cards made from any subject yon
may send me.
Write for particulars.
Byron Harmon
Photographic Artist,
Banff, Alberta.
and Ore Shippers' Agent,
The Eva Hotel
Headquarters for mining men and '.
commercial travellers.
JOHN A. THEW, Proprietor.!
Hotel Victoria
Headquarters for miners and
Hotel King Edwan
Banff's Host Popular $2 a Day Hoj
Close to Station and Sulphur
N, K. LUXTON, Proprietor.!
Deane's Hotel
New. Modern hot water system. Elecl
lighted. Tub and shower baths and laundryl
connection.  The miners' home, I
"DANNY" DEANE, Proprietor!
The Windsor Hote
American and European Plan.
Cafe in Connection.
Hoffman House
Rates $1.00 per day and up.   Cafe]
QREEN & SMITH. Prop's.
Leading Hotel of the Kootenays.
J. FRED HUME,      -      Proprletd
Gold  ......... $1.00
Silver .............  ........... 1.00
Copper ........;.  1.35
Lead ...........  1.25
Iron ....... ..i'..!............. 1.50
Zinc ...;;;.;.." '...".v. ."..v...'.... 2.00
Gold and Silver.........  ■ 1.50
GjDld and Copper................ 3.00
Gold, Silver and Copper......... 2.50
Gold, Silver and Lead............ 2.50
1        Other metals on application.
A discount allowed to regular customers.
Silver King Hotel j
The home of the Industrial Workers
of the Kootenays.
W. E. flcCandllsh,
Royal Hotel
The Best Family Hotel In the City.
fl a da>.
Mrs. Wm. Roberta,        Proprletr
Cranbrook Hotel
Cranbrook, B. C.
Rates $2 per day.   Opposite the C.Pj
Hogarth & Rollins, Proprietors.!
Necessary Deceptions.
If everybody woke up one morning
and began to tell the truth, the world
would go mad. The art of gentle deception is one of the necessary decencies of life.—The Sketch.
YMIR ii a thriving mining
town, situated 18 miles
•oath ol Nelson In the rich
mineral district of West Kootenay. It is essentially a
tree-milling camp, and there
are six stamp-mills operating
in the vicinity—one of them
(the Ymir) being the largest
ln Canada, with its 80 stamps
constantly dropping. There
are numerous mines in active
operation In tbe camp, and
reliable Information is always available ln Ymir.
Waldorf Hotel
Headquarters for Mining and Commercial Men.
Sample Rooms in Connection.
YMIR, B. e.
YMIR enjoys every facilil
for mining operation
Timber and Water are abunl
ant, the roads and trails ef
In good condition in tq
main, and new ones are I
ing opened up, There Is 1
reot railway communlcatid.
with three smelters, all wit]
in fifty miles ol lhe towf
The climate is congenial an
every necessary and luxul
of life can be secti-ed ln tf
camp and at prices that col
pare favourably with thol
of any other distriot.


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