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The   Redmonds   are  coming H
back,  but we have   been here
all the time.
'i(t Broad Street, Victoria.        |
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A Provincial Review and Magazine.
A number ot new homes, Modern in
every respect. Kasy monthly instalments, i
40 Government St. g
j jgi^ ^^CfiOC^^ Gift [ffi Girt] In^
1OL. II.
Price 5 Cents
The Passing Show.
|jeflection on Current Events—Peacemaking versus Consistency—
The Nelson Assassins.
Jf.The withdrawal of tlie subsidy for the
Iritish Columbia-Mexican service, al-
Ided to in another column, makes deli-
lous reading for^the people of this prov-
lce. Is it not about tihie for the
|lid' Seven to say something? Or do
Lnotliing? Or justify their existence
Imehow, anyway?
{From Eastern exchanges comes word
lat that incautious, if slightly avarici-
is, gentleman. Mr. F. W. Morse, of the
tanil Trunk Pacific,   has   again been
Iking to tiie newspapers.   The Toronto
Bws quotes him us saying that in his
|tr. Morse's) opinion there was nothing
lifair in the proposition made to the
I'vemment of British Columbia by the
janagement of the Grand Trunk Pacific
kilway.     There   probably   wasn't—in
|r. Morse's   opinion.   There   wouldn't
But would Mr. Morse kiudly define
list what,    in   Mr.    Morse's   opinion,
louhl lie an unfair proposition?
We are pleased to uote that the wed-
|ug of Crown Prince Frederick William
Germany to the Duchess Cecilia of
la'cklenburg-Scliweriu, last Tuesday,
lissed off without any unpleasant fea-
Bros—the young couple beiug passably
pod-looking. The ceremony was not,
pimps, as brilliant us it might have
ten, owing to the fact that, through
June inexplicable oversight, the Social-
Its had neglected t'o supply any fireworks
Ir the occasion. In our opinion, howler, this was just as well. There is
[•tiling we dislike   so   much as to see
pyalty adopting   tlio   vulgar   red-lire
ethodsof ostentation so common among
gutter-bred millionaires of this com-
^rcial age, We wish the young Prince
[ery happiness and a long reign when
1 comes to the throne—if the erratic
iilomacy of his weird papa, William
Ie Sudden, has uot obliged England to
luex Germany before that date.
lyuite the funniest tiling that has hap-
pned for a long time iu British Colum-
journnlism is tlie   row   now on be-
taeu John Houston,   of   the   Nelson
pibune, and F. J. Deane, of the Nelson
lews.   Tlie Tribune came out on TUes-
\y with a scarehead article to the effect
jut the Daily News had advocated the
isassination of the sacred   person   of
Win Houston, who, in addition to being
liief of the Tribune, is a sort of Pooh-
Bah in tlie busy up-country city, being
layer and local member as well.    Mr.
fouston winds up a heated and appre-
pnsive screed on   his   great   personal
opardy by saying:   '"Yfhe Nelson Daily
fews and its editor, Francis J. Deane,
ivocates that drastic means should be
fiken to make John Houston cease to
a factor   in   the   administration of
|iunicipnl affairs.   Iu other words, that
ohn Houston be assassinated."
My, my, how dreadful of Mr. Deane.
tut the redoubtable John Houston may
et his uneasy mind nt rest.   He it not
the calibre of those who get assassinated. John is only one of those noisy,
Mkative grown-up   children, at whose
dint antics and precocious speeches
fifi grave world smiles when   it   has a
oinent's leisure from toil. In these
liys of free education and weak mental
Bgestion oue meets many of John's type,
[hey nre not a bad sort, though their
folic and noise are occasionally a trifle
wearisome. But—assassinate them?
Good1 Heavens, no. What a ridiculous
idea! Sometimes, when their uproar disturbs the deliberations of their elders
and betters, they are smacked and stood
iu a corner.   But that is all.
We would not for the world attempt
to discourage President Roosevelt from
the praiseworthy, if slightly dramatic,
attempt he is making to act the part of
the Angel of Peace in terminating the
strife between Russia and Japan. But
—the thought will intrude—would not
the offer of mediation come with better
grace from the head of a nation that' can
keep peace within its own border?
What of the long and sanguinary civil
strife in Chicago—to say nothing of a
dozen lesser centres of industrial disturbance, strife aud bloodshed throughout the United States? America is a
great country, with great ambitions, but
— "He that overcometh himself is
greater than he that taketh a city."
Judging from the ruction now on in
Only One Cock o' the North.
No Danger of Congdon Bossing Mclnnes — The British Columbia
Man Will Hold the Yukon Reins Alone—No Strings on Him.
A good deal of unnecessary alarm has
been expressed at the appointment of
Mr. Congdon as legal adviser of fhe
Yukon council.
®uch an appointment, it has been suggested, could be made only for the purpose of fettering fhe hands of the new
commissioner, Mr. W'. W. B. Mclnnes,
but we who know this gentleman as intimately as it is possible to know one
who has invariably preserved his own
counsel, and incidentally his head, under
the most difficult and embarassing conditions, have no hesitation in predicting
that there will be "no two Caesars in
Rome," There will be one Caesar and
one Caesar only, and he will be W. W.
B. Mclnnes, some time Provincial Secretary of British Columbia.
Even if the "old ring at Ottawa, who
wero vitally interested in 'the late administration of the Yukon, hoped to tie
fhe hands of the new commissioner in
the earnest efforts which he will doubtless devote to giving the Yukon a clean, runs as follows
lines t'en times tlie amount of wisdom
and value than wTas embodied in—let us
say—the voluminous editorials on imperfectly comprehended subjects which
covered two columns and a half on the
left-hand side of the same page of our
evening contemporary on which that letter appeared. So little, indeed, did the
said esteemed contemporary comprehend
the value of that short letter, that,
when it had gasped its editorial effusions
to an hysterical conclusion, it followed
them up with no less thnn six lengthy
clippings from other journals and a
corn-cure advertisement, before it saw
fit to apportion n secluded space to the
most thoughtful utterance that has
adorned its columns for, lo, these many
moons. As it, therefore, probably
escaped the eye of four-fifths of the public—the more so as our contemporary did
not feel strong enough to refer to it editorially, we will secure this letter a
greater measure of the publicity it
deserves by reproducing it hereunder. It
is headed "What Is the Matter?" and
Premier McBride:—"So you won't develop the country yourself, and won't let anyone else come in
and do it, eh 1 We've too many of your sort here, my fine fellow. Out you go, quick, and make room for
Capital and Industry.—See page 4.
Fernie between Fred Stork, mayor of
that premising burg, and British Columbia's own and only Bob Lowery, it would
seem to the casual observer that' this is
another ease where tlie arrival of the
Stork did not bring joy to tlie family of
the poverty-stricken journalist.
While everybody has naturally been
feeling the sincerest sympathy for the
citizens of White Horse in their recent
fiery trial, it does not appear that the
said citizens are wasting any valuable
time in being sorry for themselves,   On
[Continued on page 2,]
OGILVIE'S Royal Household, $1.65
"DIXI" Brand, Pastry, per sack, 1.40
DlXI H. ROSS & Co., Independent Cash Grocers.
able, and progressive administration,
such efforts have been thwarted "de
rhitio,' by the fact that Mr. Mclnnes
will receive from his friend, the Hon.
Frank Oliver, the new Minister of the
Interior, a strong and unwavering support in his efforts to redeem fire Yukon.
These facts we state with authority,
and the results will justify our assertions.
The Week has uot always beeu able
to agree with the opinions of Mr. Chas.
H. Lugrin, whether expressed ou the
platform or through tbe medium of the
press. It is, therefore, witli the greater
pleasure that we tender him our very
sincere congratulations on tlie manly and
sensible note struck by him in a short
letter over his signature appeariug in the
Times of Tuesday night last'. It has
been remarked that brevity is the soul
of wit; it might be added that it is sometimes also the essence of wisdom. Mr.
Lugrin's little note carried   iu its   few
"To the Editor:—If, in any other city
of North America, one of tlie greatest
railway corporations in the world had
begun the erection of a million dollar
tourist hotel, and if the same company
had bought a million and a half acres
contiguous lo that city, and seventy
miles of railway running into that city,
there would be a feeling of hopefulness
that would shine forth from every countenance; but—there isn't.
Short aud to the point. Mr. Lugrin
touches upou one of the most extraordinary features of Victoria—her lack of
faith in herself, her resources and her
surroundings. A lamentably large proportion of her population nre "squealers" and "quitters." Keen observers
have noticed that, nil over this continent, nearly every prominent city hns
some especial form of disease, which is
more prevalent within its gates than
elsewhere Thus, New Orleans has yellow fever, Boston has consumption, New
York has Tammany, Chicago has
chronic lead-poisoning, Seattle has night-
sweats, Toronto has religion (its own
brand), Vancouver has the swelled head,
and Victoria has liver complaint—white
liver at that.
It is not a pleasant thing to say, or
even to think, but' there is the painful
fact. In no other town in our experience will you so constantly meet with
the man who runs down his own city as
you do in Victoria. We could name
prominent ctizens who will stand and
whine by tbe hour together over hard
times and the slowness of Victoria.
Hard times? Rubbish! Why, if the
average citizen of Victoria ever saw the
real thing dn Hard Times—the genuine
thing with its hollow cheeks and glassy
eye and skeleton frame—he would
straightway die of fright. You don't
know what hard times means in this
favored1 city. Hard times? Go out on
the streets and look at the people, well-
fed and well-dressed; see the crowds that
go to every indoor and out-door place of
amusement'; look at the plump contented
faces of the people. Would all these
things be so if the times were really
And is Victoria so slow? Look back
ten years ago this summer. The government buildings were a collection of red
huts. The post ollice was iu a worui-
euten old building devoid of grace, convenience or dignity. There was not a
block-paved street in the town. There
was not a single street that could show
even a block of ceuieut-paved sidewalk.
Our city water supply was so atrocious
that it was a by-word as far back east
as Winnipeg. Where Weiler's, the
Metropolitan, Porter's, Wuitt's, Leiser's,
Earl s, and a score of other line and substantial brick or stone buildings now
stand, there were nothing but vacant
lots or ruined shacks. And—mind you—
all this progress has beeu made iu the
ten years immediately following the
worst fiuauciul panic this continent ever
saw, with a private smallpox scare of
our foolish own thrown iu to make good
measure.   Oh, is Victoria so slow?
Buck up, fellow citizens, buck up.
You have the best-governed town ou the
Pacilic slope, the best streets aud the
best climate and natural advantages. If
there is a crumpled rose-leaf iu your
bed, remove it quietly; dou't call out
the militia. Keep a brave aud cheerful
face turned to the world. We do not
deny that there is u slight tightness in
the uiouye market just now—tho unfortunate journalist eau always be sure of
beiug the first to hud that out—but
every town west of the Rockies is
troubled tho same way at the present
time; Victoria is uo exception. But'you
can make a bad thing much worse by
growling over it. Put u cheerful face on
yourselves and' keep tne streets clean
uud sprinkled. Meet your visitors with
a pleasant smile uud tell them how well
you are doing—even if you have t'o
wink at the bartender to charge up the
cigars till next time. Aud, having
cheered yourself up, go uud cheer up
your fellow-citizens.
Victoria is ull right. And she is going
to be a big place and 11 busy and important oue—much more so t'hau auy of
her citizens, except some twenty, perhaps, huve uuy idea of. But be cheerful, look at the bright side of thiugs,
uud thauk Heaven, if you ever pray,
that you don't iu the least kuow what'
rciil bard times are.
A poor Hindu, having been released
from the cures of this world presented
himself at the gate of Brahma's fnra-
dise. "Have you been through purgatory?" asked the god, "No, but I have
been married." "Come in then, it is all
the same," At this moment another
man arrived, who begged to be permitted to go in also. "Soft'y, softly; have
you beeu through purgatory?" "No! but
what of tint? Did you not admit one
who had not been there, auy more than
I?" "Certainly, but he hns been married." "Married! Who are you talking
10? I have been married twice." "Oh,
pshaw!" repUed Brahma, "get away;
Paradise is not for fools,"—Tntlor, London, England, the Week, Saturday, june io, 1905.
I   The Stage     \
Interviewed by tt representative of The
Week, Mr. R. Jamieson gave the following interesting particulars of the extensive improvements which have been made
by himself and his brother at that pop;
ular place of entertainment, the Grand
tueatre; and also outlined sonic of Ihe
principal attractions now being preseijte-
id to its numerous patrons, Mr. .Tjimie-
son snid:
'Immediately upon dissolution of partnership between Mr. Hepburn and myself and the signing of lease to my brother, \V. S. Jamieson, and myself) I put
a staff of ten painters from Keown &
The Passing Show
Continued from page I.
the contrary, reports from the northern
eity would indicate that the town is not
only already being rebuilt, but better
built, than was the case before the fire.
This is the right old Western spirit,
which has more than once in the history
of the Pacilic slope turned a seeming
calamity into a rich blessing. Vancouver, Seattle, Spokane, are all evidences
of this virile determination and pluck
which wrenches victory from the claws
of disaster. White Horse will be no exception to what is now an established
rule in Western communities. The
Week wishes her every success.
If your machine goes wrong (any make)
see ns.
We are tbe people.
We have engaged an expert  repnirer,
and can guarantee satisfaction.   .
Victoria Book and Stationery Co
Mr. R. Jameson.
Tile's at work and hnve given iushle uiitl
out three coals of paint, light cream
walls, woodwork white with gold decorations, floor oiled nnd stained, new carpels upstairs nnd down, additional lights
in front and inside. Other iinprQvenienU
will be made as they suggest themselves,
no expense being spared now or ill tile
future to make the Grand tho cosiest,
brightest and prettiest theatre of it*
kind in the West. The change from
what it was a short week ago is niosi
pleasantly startling." Mr. Jamieson has
the right idea of the show business anil
his enterprise will undoubtedly be rewarded.
The performance this week is quit"
up h) fhe high standard always main-
tained. Orin McKenzie, ventriloquist,
very good: the Boll trio, In popular nielo-
"lliilf 11 loaf is better thnn no bread,"
anil doubtless His Majesty Oscar of
Sweden is of the opinion that half a
kingdom is better than being a landless
potentate boarding out in turn round all
the courts of Europe. He has ruled well
and wisely in his dny; iu fact, the Ber-
nadotte family have been the only ones
umong the late Napoleon's regal appointees who have made a success of the
jobs Europe's task master gave them a
century ago.
Dare to be a logger,
Dare to stand alone,
Dare to have an axe to grind,
Dare to make it known.
The appointment of a special Britisli
Columbia week at tbe Portland exposition, notice of which appears in another
column, is a graceful nnd delicate action
on tbe part of those in charge of that
great display. We trust many British
Columbians will find time to represent
their province at Portland.
Mike Clancy, n wealthy contractor	
Tom Bayers, an outcast	
 Mr. Jas. P. Loe
Mrs. Tom Sayers, Tom's wife	
 Mrs. Jas. P. Lee
Madeline Sayers, Tom's daughter	
 Little Madeline
Clein Coukley is u comedy juggler of
note; the James will present u refined
electrical musical act; Ed. Cressie, the
comedian, will appear in one of his orig-
.nal character impersonations; Frederic
Roberts will sing the illustrated song,
"Absence Makes the Heart Grow
Fonder,""" and' the moving pictures are
entitled "Wanted, a Dog."
Cut Prices
tune Sheets
Tenders  for  Government of
British Columbia 3£ per
cent. Debentures.
Music Boxes
Selling out at cost to
clear at
Tenders will be received up to the 15th
ot June, 1905, for the purchase of $365,000
Government of British. Columbia Dyking
Debentures, in denominations ot $1,000,
issued under the authority of the "Dyking
Assessments Adjustment Act, 1905," bearing Interest at the rate of 314 per cent, per
aunum, payable half-yearly, at the Government Treasury, Victoria, on the 1st of
January, and 1st of July, in each year; the
principal redeemable in 32 years from tlie
1st ot July, 1905.
Tenders to state the price net, the amount
to be deposited at the Canadian Bank of
Commerce, Victoria, on the 30th of June,
Tenders to be addressed to the Honorable
the Minister of Finance, Victoria. Ulgkt
of acceptance of any tender reserved.
May 5th, 1905.
Tlle news that the popular Redmond
company is returning fo Victoria, opening up ou Tuesday next, makes very
pleasant hearing for theatre-goers. Mr.
R. Bronson, business manager of the
company, arrived here on Wednesday.
He reports a very successful eight
weeks' engagement in Bellingham,
where the people seem, by nil accounts,
as quick to catch on to a good thing in
the theatrical line as they are in Victoria. Tlie Redmond company had
originally intended to go on a tour after
completing their Bellingham engagement,
but fortunately found themselves able to
return to Victoria for a time. At this
present writing, it is not decided' what
the opening bill next week will be.
93 Government Street.
Phone 1140.
Building Lots tor Sale.
Houses Built on the
R. P. Rithet & eo. Victoria, B.
The most delicious sweetmeat now 0
the Market in Victoria and at the sani
time the most wholesome is the HOMI
factured by W. R. Hartley, 74 Yates $
The Week costs $1 pe;
South Afkioan War Land Gbant Act.
Grants of land made to Volunteers, their
heirs or assigns, under authority of this
Act, are subject to the condition that
such lauds shnil have been selected by
the grantees on or before the Bret day of
July, 1905. Notice is, therefore, hereby
given thnt applications for such lands
must be filed at a Government Office by
that date.
Chief   Commissioner   of   Lands   and
Lands mid Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 26th May, 1905.
The Savoy have an excellent show
[gain for next week, Tom Much, Beatrice Home and Alice Wildermere nre
still here to delight Victorian audiences,
and there is plenty of new talent to keep
up the reputation of this popular bouse
of amusement.
Mr. W. S. Jameson.
dies, also very good; Lyndon ami \\'i ,
comedy sketch, very good; Susie llnrdv,
singing and change artist, g 1, makes
fjur quick changes. Mr. Roberts sings
"Ci'hy Did They Sell Killnrnoy?" a heller one than usual, well sung; and very
beautiful    pictures.      Moving    pictures,
.ravels of a lost trunk," very amusing
and one of the bits of tlle iibow
For next week a great programme of
seven acts, headed by the greal liich-
nrds, male soubrette and premier spectacular dancer, wears a diamond dress,
credited with being the best female Impersonator iii tlle business; Mr. nnd Mrs.
Jns. P. Lee nnd little Madeline, another
feature act, presenting their comedy
playlet entitled "Thou shnlt uot steal."
In most' every home you will see over
the door tho legend worked in letters of
red; "What is Home Without a
Mother?" Across tbe room is another
brief design: "God Bless Our Home."
Now, what's the matter with "God Bless
Our Dud 7"
He gets up early, light's the lire, boils
an egg. grubs a dinner pail and wipes
off the dew of the dawn with his boots
while many a mother is sleeping. He
makes thc weekly handout for the benefit of the grocer, milkman, butcher and
baker, mul hit little pile is badly worn
before he has been home nn hour. He
stands off the bailiff and keeps i'he rent
paid lip. if Johnnie needs u new pair of
boots "cause he's jusl walking on the
ground," dad goes down in his hip
pocket and comes up wilh the price of a
hard day's sweat. If Mary needs n new-
ribbon for her back hair, mother yearns
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We Have the Largest Stock ol Fixtures and Electric
House Pitting* in B. e.
The Hinton Electric Co., Ld.
20 Government Street,   -   -   Victoria, B. C.
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton, Comox and Other Point
of interest.
GEO.   L.   COURTNEY,   Traffic Manager.
for a new wrapper, and the baby bowls
for a rattle, down goes dad again1 a»d
comes up with the coin.
But if he buys a now pipe for n
quarter because the old .oue is getting
"kiiula" strong, lie is warned that smoking is nn expensive habit and men have
smoked up blocks and farms nnd happy
homos. When show times arrive dad
comes up with the price nnd ma gem
out with the neighbors-nnd Flora sparks
ber beau in the parlor. Dad's clothes
are none too cootl and grime will Stick,
so ho sits in tho kitchen with the kids.
If there is a noise during tlie night' lie
is kicked in the back and mnde to go
down stairs anil find the burglar and
kill him.
The Old Established nnd Popular House.     First Class Restaurant in Connection.
Meals at all Hours.
Alillington & Wolfenden, Proprietors.
The Victoria is Steam Heated Throughout; has the best Sample Rooms in tl
City; and has been Re-furniBhed from Top to Bottom.
Mother dams the socks, yes she does,
but Dad hough.t the socks in the flrst
place ami thc needles nnd yarn afterward. Mother does up the fruit. Well,
dad bought it all, and jars cost like the
mischief. Pad buys chicken for the
Sunday dinner, enrves it himself and
draws the neck from the ruins after
everyone else is served.
"What is Home Without a Mother?"
Yes, that is all right'. But what is home
without a father? Ten to ono it is a
boarding house, father is under a slab,
and the landlady is the widow.
Dud, here's to you! You've got j
good points, and they'll miss you w
you're gone.—Cranbrook Herald.
Workman—I've been and got man
sir, nnd I'd like you to raise ine wage
Employer—Very sorry for you, but
only responsible for accidents (ant 01
in tho works. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE io, 1905.
Various Views   \
The name Rojest'vensky can now very
Itppropriately be changed to Skipsky.—
|)nundnry Creek Times.
An esteemed Van    Anda correspond-
Lit sends us the following perpetration.
I Why should    Rojestvensky    not   be
lamed for Hie disaster    of   May 29th
]ist?   Because he had To-go.
The .laps haw lately made important
Idditions to their navy.—Boundary
Ireek Time!-.
Some of she articles iu the Trail News
fceet with our approval. If they did not
ire would never have writen them. A
pwspaper man who will steal from a
Invspaper should be in some other occu-
Intiou.—Cranbrook Herald.
Things arc as they should be.    Since
Iudge Jackson has opened his office next
oor to tlie Presbyterian church, the law
tnd gosiH'l are working side by side.—
VJiite Horse |Y. T.) Star.
Mr. Walter Scott, M. P., speaking of
She Automony Bills, said the financial
erms were "the really important mater." That was the view Esau took of
lie mess of pottage for which he sold
is birthright,—Toronto News.
How would it lie possible for the
|vernge uiiiu to retain respect for courts
there were many samples of such derisions as that by a leading judge slewing crime to escape punishment ou
\o ground tbat a steamboat is uot a
fuiveyaucc'/—Ottawa Jourmi 1.
"The drunkard's path leads to the
j.'ave," says Dr. Parkhurst. Come
gain, Doc. nnd do better, else you will
liver get the ear and attention of the
Busies of our drunkards who know
lery well that any old path leads to the
rave-White Horse (Y. T.) Star.
When Duncan Ross went to Ottawa
|e did not propose to hide his light under
bushel, aud be has uot done so.   If the
|Jreat Northern1 extends its line through
the coast, as promised nnd proposed,
will he largely due to the efforts of the
tiember from Yale-Cariboo—even though
e is a Grit.—Phoenix Pioneer.
One week has elapsed since the lire.
Irdcf is fast coining ou of chaos, and
he losers, having decided what to do,
ire doing it. Indications now are that
vithin a few mouths the lust vestige of
uiu wrought by I'he fire will have giveu
way before substantial improvement —
r7hite Horso (Y. T.) Slar.
It is really too bad that .lames .T. Hill
toes not reply to tbe nt'tanks made
Isninst his railway policy by the Nelson
JJHbune. The railway magnate seems
ii be almost as oblivious to the utter-
nccs of the irresponsible Tribune as is
lie average Nelson citizen who suffers
i the snme way.—Nelsou Economist.
• One of the ninny differences to be
loted between our Mr. Kennedy and his
litron saint', is that Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Isks his political party on behalf of his
lligion, while Mr. Kennedy sacrifices
le principles of hit church to tho inter-
Its of the political party whost' livery
wears.—Now   Westminster   Colum-
There is one little sheet ovM in Victorin that "knocks" The World every
chance it gets. But Tbe Week is so
bright a paper that we forgive it. Even
with its hard knocks, it is a welcome
visitor on our exchange table, for its
columns nre not filled witli the ordinary
journalistic "slush," but with original
thought aud striking comment. We
don't always agree with The Week's
position, but we like to read it ne'verthe-
less.-Vancouver World.
British Columbia has been a hard
field for newspapers. The Prospector
has had to i migrate from Port Steele to
Cranbrook with the best Grace possible
while the Slocan Drill has packed its
plant into Alberta, and the Kootenay
Mail has gone flewey to escape the
sheriff. Tlie Ledge which, with one exception is the oldest paper in the interior, has had four homes since its
birth, and it would now be looking for
its fifth if nil the citizens of Fernie were
as deeply dyed as Fred Stork with
venom, animosity and hatred towards a
truthful and independent newspaper.—
Fernie Ledge.
A tramp who saved a young lady's
life in a runaway accident near Philadelphia was offered money by tbe
rescued1 damsel. He was hurt in his
feelings, quoted Byron at her, and asked
for a kiss, which was promptly, and we
think properly, bestewed. Now the dear
girl is being criticised, and finds it necessary to justify her action. Tush, Tush;
in a country where tlie women fell over
themselves in their anxiety to kiss the
valorous Hobson, uo excuse is necessary
for kissing the dirtiest tramp if he has
saved your life. If that tramp would
take our advice he would clean up a
little, get interviewed, lay iu a good
stock of Byron, and he would out-Hob-
son Hobson in short order.—Grand
'forks Gazette.
A good deal is being made of certain
statements attributed to Rev. George
Bryce, of Manitoba College, regarding
the acceptability to thc Northwest Territories of the Autonomy Bill recently
passed in I'he Canadian House of Commons, and of the fairness of its provisions to all classes of that community.
Those, however, who know the reverend
gentleman well are aware that the genus
politician bulks very largely in his composition, and that he is of an extremely
Grit I'ype. In his reported interview it
is the politician who speaks and not the
reverend gentleman. The latter is obviously sunk in the former.—Nelson
Annual subscribers received this week
arc acknowledged from the following iu
the Boundary district:
Ben Peterson, Greenwood; Bealey Investment Co., Ltd., Greenwood; Alex.
Miller, Greenwood; F. H. Knight, Grand
Forks; W. M. Law, Greenwood; John
Huff, (ireenwood; Rank of Montreal,
Greenwood; C. H. Flood, Phoenix; I).
A. Baniierman, Greenwood; J. P. McLeod, Greenwood; J. N. Patou, Greenwood; Pioneer Hotel, Greenwood; J.
..cCreath, Greenwood; Fuller & Hall,
(■reenwood; J. Cameron, Greenwood; C.
Scott Galloway, Greenwood; D. Manchester, proprietor Queen's Hotel, Greenwood; T. M. Gully & Co., Greenwood;
Thomas Walsh, proprietor Kootenny
Hotel, Greenwood; J. A. McLean, P. O.
Box 82, Greenwood; William Bailey,
Greenwood; White Brothers, Greenwood;
J. P. Royer, Greenwood; Hemmerle &
Dunne, Greenwood; John Mornn, Greenwood; A. M. VVhitesidcs, Greenwood; P.
M. Wilkins, Greenwood; Canadian Bank
of Commerce, Greenwood; James Sutherland, Greenwood; Duncan Mcintosh,
(ireenwood; Phil McDonald, Greenwood; Robert Wood, Greenwood; H.
Shallenberger, Greenwood; Greenwood
Townsite Company, Greenwood; Stanley
Boys, C. P. R. Hotel. Sicamous, B. C.
Total, 35.
"Dou you know her?"
"No; I am merely acquainted with h«r
—nobody knows a woman!"
E..J. White, writing in "The Stroller's" columns of the White Horse (Y.
T.) Evening Star, suggests the following
amusing form of letter of advice from
ex-Commissioner Congdon to tlie new
(aud nominal) head of affairs in the
Yukon, our own W. W. B. Mclnnes. The
screed is particularly fuuny, iu view of
recent developments which huve taken
place since it was written, and much of
the advice it contains would make good
in other political circles as well as in
the Klondike. But one may be pardoned for wondering what Mr. Oongdon
will do to E. J. White if he ever gets
half a chance. "The Stroller's" article
is us follows:
In case the Stroller should be called
upon to dictate a letter from former
Commissioner Oongdon to future Commissioner Mclnnes, it' would read something like this:
Fishbone, Nova Scotia, May 20th, 1905.
Mr. W. W. B. Mclnnes:
Dear Sir,—I reach across the continent to shake your hand and congratulate
you on your appointment to my old job,
and while holding your hand will lead
you to a quiet nook 'around the corner
for the purpose of a heart-to-heart talk
in order that you may profit by my experience.
Government House nt Dawson lias not
been occupied since I moved out.
You should find n half-used bar of
soap in the bathroom unless it got into
the campaign or some of the gang has
since stolen it.
The last time I saw the cistern pole,
fhe Davis boys were playing horse with
it. The place for it is leauing against
tlie woodshed'.
Iu case the kitchen flue does not draw-
well, the chimney swab is stopping a
broken window in the servants' quarters
in the attic.
If the draft in the hall causes you fo
sneeze, close the transom and open1 a
bottle of Scotch.
In the event of your needing the
government diamond drills, one of them
is lying on the wharf at White Horse,
where it has heen for 20 months, and
Temple is wearing the other one for a
hat pin1.
Profit by my mistake in selecting confidential advisers. I raked tlie cinders
of hell with a fine tooth comb for mine,
which explains the fact that I am now
out of a job.
If you ever want to run for parliament in the Yukon, don't permit a few
cheap skates to manage your campaign.
I made that mistake, aud after tbe election I was dug out by a rotary snow-
Never try to carpet the country witli
tabs. The snow may cover them, but
everybody in Yukon will have to be
gagged before they will quit' talking
about it.
When you make a promise, keep it,
even if your doing so causes the heavens
to fall, but it won't, The old saying,
"The Lord loveth a cheerful liar." does
not apply In Yukon.
You won't be in Dawson half an hour
before you will have advice handed to
you in chunks—concentrated advice,
evaporated advice, elongated advice, condensed advice, specially-prepared'-for-the-
Klondike advice, all kinds* of advice, but
pay no attention to any of it. Tlie best
of them will quit rowing when they get
you in the tide rips.
If t'he bank boys ut the messhouse
next door have an occasional birthday
party, pass It up as an early day relic.
They used to have one every night.
If Chief Isaac leads a delegation of 40
or 50 fish-scented sons and daughters of
the forest into your ollice some day,
don't think you are about to bo scalped1.
They only wamt t'o know when tbe government will issue rations.
Always bo ready to receive a delegation of "distinguished citizens." As a
rule their business don't amount to
much, but they like to butt in nnd sit in
your easy chairs.
When on a t'rip up the creeks, eat pic
with a knife, say "goldurn" and above
all don't make a face when taking a
glass of roadhouse hootch.
Whether you smoke or not, keep a
cob pipe lying on your office table. It
will endear you to the people from Missouri.
Never attempt to coerce people into
line by means of a bulldozing whisky
licence commission, mat is where I
stepped in it' with both feet.
I also acted on bad counsel and undertook- to buck the police. They are still
theto.  1 am to Ut.
Manicniing and Hair Dressing Parlors.
6s'4 Port Street.
Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
Gasoline Launches
For Sale.
write for particulars.
Rock Bay, Victoria, B.e.
Established 1868
Real Estate, Financial and
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union Assurance Co.
Ltd., of London, England.   London Assurance Corporation.
41 Government Street, Victoria
Ladies' Hats Artistically Trimmed and
mnde up, customeis furnishing their own
trimmings. Panama Hale re-blocked
and cleaned.
65** Fort Street.
Best Garden Hose
$5.50, $6.25, $.650
Window Screens
Hastie's Fair
Government  Street
All kinds of
Hair Work
Hair dressing
Etc., at
Mps. C.
Italian School of Music,
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli,
[Italy], In addition lo tuition ou the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, be will
conduct a special class in the art of
pianoforte accompaniment to a limited
number of advanced pupils, Special attention is given to beginners as well at to
advauced players. The school is situated
at 117 Cook Street, Victoria.
We are Headquarters for
View Books ami Souvenir Post Cards.    We have also a Fine Assortment of
View Books of Victoria, Vancouvur and Nanaimo
T. N. HIBBEN & Q®.
Tote fare with the Hawson newspaper boys nnd they will never betray
your confidence. You will soon become
accustomed to Onsey Moran's mug,
Slnhl's serious demeanor, Charley's
cnsy-mnmiered, pointed questions nnd
Old Weston's Inffy on a shoestring.
On tho whole, you will like Dawson;
but keep your optics peeled when sitting
in with—well, several of them are officials, but they rarely ever overestimate
th© value of a small pair,
Hoping you will nol make the same
mesl of il' I did, thai you will not ball
things up by tubing the advice of a few
hrnkebcaiii politicians instead of relying
on your own judgment, llml you wilinot,
as I did, become imbued with the "Me
und Gott' idea, 1 will close for this
P. S,—If tho dog harness are not'
hanging on a peg In the woodshed, have
a search warrant. Issued for Tom Chis-
holiu's premises. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE io, 1905.
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Telephone B 1173,
After the exposure giveu in our lnst
issue of the methods employed—always,
of course, in the interests of the province
—by the logging fraternity, we had not
intended to again refer to the matter.
But two things have caused us to alter
this decision. The first is that a competent and expert authority has spoken
in regard to the quality of the pulp lands,
concerning tlie nature of which Mr. Emerson and—oh, by i'he way, is tliere anybody else?—raised such a roar; and the
second cause is that Mr. Emerson has
been smart enough to inveigle our innocent little friend the Victorin Times
into printing some of his literary effusions—to wit, one letter.
We will say a few words first' about
the expert's opiniou, as that is really of
importance, while Mr. Emerson's views
in the matter only concern the public iu
so far as that gentleman is trying to discourage the advent of capital into this
The expert referred to is Mr. C. L.
Crawford, of Boston, Mass., TJ. Sl, A.,
who was in this city for a short time
last week. There has been so much of
unsupported assertion in this matter ou
tlie part' of the B. O. Loggers' Association, or of Mr. Emerson—it is really hard
to tell which is which—tbnt.beforc going
any further, it may be as well to mention one or two of tho qualifications
which entitle Mr, Crawford to express
an opinion on this subject. By the wny,
we, in common with the rest of British
Columbia, nre still waiting to hear what
qualifications Mr. Emerson possesses.
Mr. Crawford, then, in tlie first place,
is the expert who reported on the timber lands in dispm'e, with respect to
their suitability for pulp purposes; and
it was upon his recommendation that
the Western Canada Pulp & Paper Co.
acquired the timber interests they now
hold—and incidentally excited the pitying sympathy and chivalrous protective
impulses of Mr. 3. S. Emerson.
Thnt Mr. Crawford has some right to
speak with authority upon the subject
of timber may be conceded when it is
recollected thnt he has been examining
timber areas for pulp purposes on behalf
of large Eastern firms for a period of
upwards of fifteen years; prior to which
time he had a large experience in the
lumber business generally, having gone
into it in early youth.
It may be supposed, therefore, that,
when Mr. Crawford stated to representatives of the loc»I press that there
were no finer pulp lauds in the world
than those comprised in the area now
under discussion, he knew what he was
talking about. He maintained, further,
that there was no doubt whatever of
tlie success of the project, and stated
frankly that he considered the opposition to the enterprise most unwise. The
success of this oue plant, he added,
would mean the establishment of others
in various parts of British Columbia.
This is tbe opinion of a man qualified
to judge. Agaiust it we have to set the
asseverations of Mr. J. S. Emerson,
about whose qualifications no one knows
nnythiug at all, and whose self-assumed
membership of a mysterious fraternity
lays his statements open to the suspicion
of being—to put it mildly—biassed.
Mr. Emerson says he is a logger. But
is ho? And since when? Moreover, how
much has a man got to be a logger before he is a competent authority on the
uses and values of various timbers? We
spoke last week of a number of persons
who went into the logging business with
a rusli two years ago, simply because
they heard there was big money in it.
Now, to our certain knowledge, a number of these persons did not know the
difference between a Douglas pine and
a balsam. Yet we suppose they were loggers, inasmuch as they had gone into the
'logging business. But who in his senses
would propose to accept them as authorities on any kinds of timber, or the fitness or unfitness of any one species of
lumber for any particular commercial
We would be perfectly willing to accept Mr. Emerson's judgment on some
subjects. Say, for example, on pianos,
and the best market for the same. Or
on current rales of interest. Any little
thing like that, you kuow. But we
absolutely refuse fo accept either his
judgment of pulp timber and pulp lands,
or his valuation of himself as an expert
authority on the subject. One reason for
this refusal on our part is that he has
committed himself to two diametrically
opposite opinions on this pulp timber
concession, ns pointed out hy us last
week; one being that the timber is too
rich to be handed over to the English
capitalist, and the other that there is no
timber on the lands at all. What earthly sort of a reputation for sanity—let
alone sincerity and honesty—enn a man
expect to hnve who ladles out to the
public such flapdoodle as that?
But Mr. Emerson has not apparently
found that the Province newspaper can
give him that publicity which he desires
in the fight he is putting up against the
Western Canada Pulp & Paper Co.'s coi-
cession. He accordingly attempts to
ventilate his sentiments in the Colonist.
That journal, wise for once iu its generation, ignores the distinguished contributor. In great wrath he rushes across
the way to the Times, which, careless of
how much it "knocks" tlie country's interests provided it can get a whack in at
the hated provincial government, promptly gives tlie man of mysterious motives
all the space he requires to check the follow of a capital which this rich, but undeveloped country so sorely needs. 'Pon
honor, most patriotic of the Times, and
British Columbia is greatly obliged to It.
Had we space and leisure, we should
greatly enjoy tearing up piecemeal the
extraordinary letter which thus appeared i'n the Times of Friday, the 2nd,
inst. As we have neither fhe one nor
the other, we must be content with
selecting one or two gems.
For instance, Mr. Emerson says with
refreshing naivete, "I personally made a
superficial examination of over twenty
miles of the const line bordering this
reserve, and it did not appear to me
that there wns even five per cent, of the
timber on the lands I saw suitable for
making pulp."
(.rent Scott! And it is on the strength
of "a superficial examination," uot even
of the property in question, but of "the
const line bordering this reserve," that
Mr. Emerson is making all this horrible
noise! And becnuse if "did not appear"
to him that "there wns five per cent, of
timber suitable for making pulp on the
lnnds I saw"—which lands, by his own
showing, were not the lnnds granted'
under the concession—therefore Mr. Emerson concludes that certain other Am
ber lands, which he has not seen, are no
good, and that the government is trying
to swindle the English capitalist! Was
ever such au extraordinary argument ad
vanced before? What is the man driving at, anyway?
Most of the rest of this wondrous letter is taken up witli protesting the purity
of the motives of the B. C. Loggers' Association—or of Mr. J. S. Emerson; it is
not quite clear which, nor does it greatly
matter. But when Mr. Emerson shouts
so loudly about his zeal for the protection of the interests of the public of
British Columbia, we are moved to
thrust the tongue of incredulity into tlie
cheek of derisiou; why, there is no evidence before The Week to show that
Mr. Emerson has even achieved the dignity of being a British subject.
To us, as we write, comes a copy of
Tuesday's Vancouver World, and we
have to thauk the Terminal City's leading evening daily for a courteous notice
of our last week's article ou this subject. Elsewhere in its columns we find
a singular sort of challenge from tbe
loggers, who, as the World sarcastically
puts it, "seem to be very anxious to
draw the pulp men out." It is as verbose and intricate in phraseology as any
ring-fighters "defi," and challenges the
pulp men to come out ou the bosom of
the waters with the log men, either to
prove the log men's assertions or be
drowned, it does not appear which.
But whose name also appears in tbe
article, do you think, solemnly endorsing
Mr. Emerson's statement that there is
no spruce on the concession? Why,
none other than our old friend, W. H.
Higgins, "the well-known logger," as
the World, with biting irony, calls him.
Yes, Mr. Higgins is very well-known,
very well-known indeed; in fact, he is so
well-known that we think his appearance on the stage of this little comedy
may well excuse the government from
taking any more notice of the attacks on
Of course, no one believes for a moment that these men are actuated by
any desire for the public good. To put
it brutally, that yarn is too stiff. They
are altogether too well-known for any
statements of that sort to go down with
the British Columbia public. We do not,
by this, mean anything against their
characters, but merely that they are not
of sufficiently fine clay to make noble
patriots. Remains, therefore, the.question with which we head this article,
"what is their game?" Are they working some scheme of their own, such as
the scheme we told of last week, whereby British Columbia is to be robbed aad
one or two private citizens enriched at
the expense of our timber resources? Or
is this agitation simply due to that spirit
—deplorably common among our people
—which, incapable of achieving success
itself, hates to see others succeed?
One or other of these two motives
must be at the root of tbe uncalled-for
agitation stirred up in this matter. In
our cartoon this week, we have given
the more common, and perhaps less
grave, fault as the one which the loggers are guilty of—the dog iu the
manger. But the public can judge for
In any case, it is to be hoped that the
government will take no notice of these
men. There is something very wrong
nbout their position, something sinister
nnd inimical to British Columbia in
their attitude. Whether this be due to
contemplated crime or malignant and
envious stupidity, time alone can show.
But the public and the government, in
any event, owe it to themselves not to
allow the welfare of a great provincial
industry to be jeopardized by sucli
despicable methods as those employed iu
the present case.
government have come to the conclusion
that they ottered too much for the bunch,
j and tliis amongst other campaign appropriations is uot to be spent. There has
ueen no public announcement, but the
postmaster-general has oslerised the
scheme iu the privacy of his office. At a
stroke ol' the peu, he , transferred the
mail subsidy promised for a Pacific
Coast line, to apply to a service ou the
Atlantic; and the shipping men whose
preparations were well advanced for putting ou the line to Vancouver have withdrawn iu disgust.
This news bus come to thu Cauadiau
public iu a roundabout way, through Mr.
C. E. Harvey, u shipping, mau of Ulas-
gow, who passed through Toronto the
other day ou his return from Mexico.
Mr. Harvey says that when he arrived
there to make arrangements for commencing the service, he was told that the
Canadian government, through Sir Wm.
Mulock, had notified the government of
Mexico that it had decided to transfer
the subsidy to the Atlautic service, aud
that upon terms to which the Mexicans
could uot agree. Mr. Harvey failed to
learn in Ottawa that the government
there had authorized the postmaster-general to make any such alteration iu the
original scheme. However, the result is
the complete discouragement of the enterprise.
If we had men iustead of mummies
representing the Pacinc Coast at Ottawa, no government would dare hang
out an iuducemeut of this kind as a vote
catcher aud withdraw it when it had
served the desired purpose.
Under the above caption, the Western
Columbian of the 3rd inst. has the following straight-from-the-shoulder article,
in which a very disagreeable matter is
handled with the severity it deserves:
One of the blessings for which British
Columbia was called upon to vote for
the Laurier government, was the establishment of direct steamship connection
with Mexico via the Pacific. This wns
an accomplished fact, before the election
of the solid seven. The appropriation
was advertised for—in the columns of
Ihe "reptile press," to use the Globe's
Now, however, having surveyed the
seven in their places nt Ottawa,   the
, "Why doesn't 'Babette' mentiou the
names of the dry goods stores where she
sees the pretty and attractive bargains
she writes of in her weekly letter, so
that we should know where to get
them?" writes one lady reader of The
Well, unfortunately, the dry goods
men do uot uuderstand their business
sufficiently well to adoertise iu a paper
whicli enjoys such extensive patronage
by tbe fair sex as The Week does.
Since, therefore, we do not give free
write-ups to business houses, we are
compelled to omit the names of the
stores where these bargains are to be
We expect that the trouble with the
dry-goods meu is that, iu common with
all too mauy of our woi'.'iy fellow-citizens, they would sooner suve a dollar
than make ten.
The following self-ctiptuuatory letter
and enclosure has beeu received from
the provincial secretary's office, and
makes very pleasant reading for British
Provincial Secretary's Ollice,
Victoria, May Soth, 1905.
Sir:—I enclose herewith a copy of a letter
addressed to His Honor the Lieutenant-
Governor by the president of the Lewis &
Clark Centennial Exposition. You will observe that the letter states that the exposition management has set apart the period
commencing Monday, July 3rd, and ending
Saturday, July 8th, as British Columbia
week. As this will be of Interest to a
groat number of people in the province, It
has occurred to me that the best way of
bringing it to their notice will be through
thc newspapers, and 1 would therefore atk
you to kindly notice the fact iu some way
iu your columns, so that it may be brought
to the attention of your readers and the
residents of   our neighborhood.
1 have the honor to be, sir, your obedlout
Provincial Secretary.
Ollice of the President,
Portland, Ore., April 17th, 1005.
Sir H. O. Joly de Lotbiniere, Lieutenant-
Governor of British Columbia, Victoria.
B. C:
Dear Sir:—On  behalf  of  the  Lewis    &
Chirk Centennial Exposition, 1 take pleasure
lu stating that, with a view of doing honor
to the great province of British Columbia
and organizing a systematic movement by
which the people of the various commuul-
tics In the province can, lu substantial numbers, arrange to visit and enjoy thc manifold educational advantages and other attractions at thc exposition, thc exposition
management has decided to set apart the
That this is the place to bny
You don't need to take good
things from home, when you can
buy at these prices and be assured
of every comfort.
Racine Folding Camp Stools,
each, 40c.
Gold Medal Folding Stools,
each, 6oc.
Gold Medal Folding Camp
Chairs, duck seat, 85c, carpet seat,
$1.25 each.
Gold Medal Camp Cots, each,
$3.00. Size opened 6 ft, 2 in. z 2 ft.
Adjustable Folding Loung Chairs
$ 1 50 each.
Gold Medal Camp Tablee, 36x27,
$4.00 each. If required with under
shelf, 50c. extra.
Folding Lawn Setteee, in three
sizes, 3 ft., 6 in,, $2.50, 4 ft., 6 in.
$3.00, s ft., 6 in., $3.50,
J    Weiler Bros.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
reservation covering Graham Island,
Queen Charlotte Group, notice of which
wus published in the British Columbia
Gazette and dated 30th January, 1901,
has been cancelled, aud that Crown lands
thereon will be open to sale, pre-emption
und other disposition under the provii
sions of tbe Land Act, on and after the,
21st July next.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 20th April, 190f.
period commencing Monday, July 3rd, audi
ending Saturday, July 8th, as "British Coif
umbiu Week." Separate days in the week:
can be deslguuted by municipalities of the
province for their respective special cele-'
bratlons at the exposition. A "Dominion!
of Canada Day" has already beeu arranged]
for Saturday, July 1st.
If this plan meets with your approval we
would request the issuance by you of   a
proclamation a mouth lu advance of tbe
suggested period, falling the attention ot
the people of British Columbia  to thes?
auspicious events, aud urging every patrf-j
ot'c son and daughter of your great province!
to assemble at the exposition during this!
time for tbe purpose of honoring the occa
slon and by their presence Insure the suc-|
cess its importance deserves.
In this connection permit me to add that
the mayor of each city will be Invited
direct by the exposition management to
make appropriate arrangements for the visit
of his city's delegation to the Lewis &
Clark Centennial Exposition, and all are assured of a hearty welcome.
Awaiting your reply, I am, very respect-l
fully yours,
(Sgd.) H. W. GOODB,
A certain American bishop hns been
relating the following anecdote:    "Thel
difficulty of obtaining and transporting!
fresh food In Alaska has resulted in an I
excessive use of canned goods.   Indeed,!
the natives hnve come fo consider Am-[
erienns and canned goods as altogether
inseparable,   Recently some one sent mel
a present of a phonograph.   It was thel
first one in Alaska, and was made thel
special attraction at    a certain meeting!
nnd entertainment. The natives were in-|
tensely interested, and    gathered round
to hear the first   selection, which hapJ
peUed to be the Lord's Prayer.   After iff
was concluded, there was a moment ol
impressive silence, and then one of till
Indian chiefs,   pointing   to the   phonol
graph, exclaimed, "Ah!    Him   canneif
Dear Victoria:—In spite of all the
gloomy prognostications tbe season
eeme to be getting well into the swing.
A good many balls have taken place and
there are many more in prospect. Princess Henry of Bnttenberg is giving one
it Kensington Palace for her daughter,
?rincess Ena, who is pretty and lively
The King and Queen.are to be present
'and most of the royal family. Countess:
AJrowulow is giving a ball at her charming house iu Carlton House Terrace for
her niece, Miss Talbot; Lady Crossley
gives oue for Miss Lawson, and so does
he Countess of Derby, who also gives
1 party. Madame Melba is givincr u
uusicul party; 1 believe she sings a gieut
deal herself, which must be delightful
(ov her guests, us there is no voice iu
England at present to equal Melba's; it
s true of her to say that she sings like
1 wjnt the first night to the opera, but
is it was Itheingold, tbe first of the King
series, and we arrived late we had to sit
u the dark till it was over, and we hud
uo chance of seeing who was there,
though according to the list in the papers
uext day a good many well known people were. I must honestly confess,
though, I am sure it is treason to say so
of any of Wagner's works, that Itheingold always bores me, it is the least good
of the King series.
There are to be two courts held
shortly, and a great many people have
applied, far more than will be allowed to
go. Among the debutants tbis season
are Lady Helen Grosvenor, daughter of
Catherine, Countess Grosvenor; and
Lady Eden is bringing out a daughter,
very pretty but uot so beautiful as her
mother. Notwithstanding that the pros
pects of a bright season are looking up.
nouses are letting very badly in Loudon,
tne truth is that people now do uot come
up to towu for so long, aud they prefer
:o go to a hotel for a month or six
.veeks aud so avoid the bother of taking
house uud moving a large establishment. Others prefer to take houses near
,o London aud motor up for balls, diners and the opera; iu fact oue may say
.hat the motor car nns done much lo
uin the Loudon season.
The most recent wedding was that ot
[the Hon. Dorothy Calthorpe, youngest
daughter of Lord and Lady Calthorpe,
ind tbe Earl of Malmesbury, which took
lace at the bride's home, Elvetbain
Park, Hampshire. The bride was dressed iu white satin trimmed with orange
(blossom. Her traiu was carried by
Master Wilson nnd Muster Veriiey.
[The bridesmaids were the Hon. Cou-
'stauce Calthorpe, her sister; Miss Ver-
iOna Finch, her cousin; Miss Alice
jCholmondley and Miss Marjory Maitland. They wore dresses of white spotted muslin with pink silk waistbands
land pink aud white hats. The Hon.
Charles Harris, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Many of th?
guests came from London and some
were put up in the neighboring houses.
The Hon. C. Harris, twin brother of
the bridegroom, was best mau. The
ltev. H. Ganosen, rector of the parish,
ind the Lord Bishop of Litchfield, cousin
of the bride, performed the ceremony.
Mnny friends and relatives came from
London, and others were put up in Lbs
neighborhood. Among those present
ftwere Lord nnd Lady Calthorpe, tho
Dowager Countess of Malmesbury, tnu
Hon. Somerset and Mrs. Caltorpe, Mr.
and the Hon. Mrs. Hurvey, Lady
Blanche Baillic, General and Mrs. Home,
the Hon. Mildred Manners, Capt. Dun-
oinbe. Miss Emily Duncombe, etc. Tbo
iresents were very numerous.
Another wedding was tliat of Miss
Mure, duughter of the late Col. aud Hon.
Mrs. Mure, to G. Peel, which took place
at St. George's, Hanover Square, Loudon. There were two little pages ani
'our small bridesmnids. Many relations
[of the bride and bridegroom were
Your friend,
Mr. nnd Mrs. Leonard H. Leigh, formerly of Victoria, but who are now liv-
lig in Vnncouver, spent flic greater part
If this week, on a visit to relatives and
Iricnds in this city.
Mr. H. D, Averill, the popular representative of the Standard Oil Oo. in
Vancouver, spent a few days in Victoria
this week.
Sir Richard and Lady Musgrave accompanied by Miss Olive Bryden arrived1 last week. Mr. Richard and Lady
Musgrave will be guests of Mrs. Henry
Croft', "Mount Adelaide" for the summer months.
Congratulations are being received by
Miss Sophie Femberton and Rev. Canon
Beanlands on their recently announced
Mrs. W. S. Gore and Mrs. Loewen
have been spending a few weeks at
The concert in aid of St. Joseph's
church at Esquimalt giveu on Tuesday
evening, given by th.i Military Musical
Society and a party of talented Victorians, wu* greatly enjoyed by a large
und enthusiastic audience. The farce
comedy entitled "A Model Wife" was
very cleverly acted, the Frenchman impersonated by Mr. H. Garnett was very
good. Mr. Basil Prior (of the King of
Siam fame) took tlie part of Mr. Stump,
tlie painter, very well. Miss D. Sehl as
Mrs. Stump aud Miss N. Lombard as
Mr. Stump's niece, were exceedingly
well doue. On Thursday at the Institute hall this charming performance was
enjoyed by a packed house.
The finals of the United Service Golf
Club tournament took place at the
Macaulay Point links on Monday—Miss
Violet Pooley winning t'he championship
from Mrs. W. Langley—Miss Pooley
playing a splendid game. Mr. Prior
beat Mr. Harvey Combe. The finals
were' most exciting, nnd a great number
of people watched them with interest.
After the event tea was served by the
ladies of the barracks. Amongst those
present were Mrs. Prior, Mrs. Martin,
Mrs. A. W. Jones, Mrs. Crow Baker,
Mrs. James Dunsmuir, Mrs. Pooley,
Mrs. Barnard, Miss Loewen, Mrs. Hood,
Mrs. Ling, Miss Daisy Langley, Mrs.
Spalding, Mrs. Wright, Miss Erskine,
Miss Boswell, Miss Bell, Miss A. Bell,
Miss Pemberton, Miss Drury, Miss
Price, Mrs. Parry, Miss Powell, Miss
Keefer, Major Bland, Mr. Kerwan,
Capt. Popham, Mr. Fall, Mr. Hood, Mr.
Iteed and Col. Jones.
A concert was given at Duncans on
Wednesday in aid of thc Church of England, by several Victoria charitable
young people. Those taking part were
Miss G. Loewen, Mrs. R. H. Pooley,
Mrs. Robin Dunsmuir, Mr. A. T. Goward and Mr. Arthur Gore.
The many friends of Mr. Alex. Robertson are very pleased t'o hear of his
successful graduating at McGill. Mr.
Robertson is not talking of returning
home at present.
Victorians are enjoying an unusual
treat this week, in the Dale's English
Opera Singers, at least I may say a few
Victorians, for 1 am sorry to say these
charming people who deserve full houses
have lead so far very slim audiences.
Miss Serpell (Mrs. Dale) is a most winning little lady with a perfect soprano,
her voice being clear and of the most
exquisite delicacy of sweetness—her rendering of "Annie Laurie" and "Home
Sweet Home" were most beautiful. Miss
Serpell possesses the charm of being
perfectly unaffected, which is a treat
fully appreciated by her audience. Miss
Phillips, contralto, was eucorcd again
and again, her voice being beautifully
rich iu tone, and her choice of songs
most pleasing. Mr. Andersou, tenor,
and Mr. Dale's, baritone, were most
true. Mr. Dale is a good comedian, nnd
kept his audience convulsed wilh laughter all the time he was on the stage.
Some naval appointments that will be
of interest to Victorians, are: Capt. J.
E, C. Goodrich, formerly commodore at
Esquimalt, has been appointed to the
"President," in command of fleet for
Western coast guard district.
Lieut. W. E. Woodward, formerly of
H. M. S. Grafton, has been appointed to
H. M. S. Vernon (T.)
Lieut. G. Ducat, formerly of H. M.
S. Shearwater, lias been appointed to
H. M. S. Diamond (G.)
Fleet Surgeon W. E. Home, at oue
time at t'he naval hospital in Esquimalt,
has been gazetted to H. M. S. Hannibal.
Mrs. (Col.) Holmes has issued invitations for n garden party at their residence, Victorin West, on Wednesday
Mr. R. Lamon left on Tuesday for
England via Seattle and the Great
Northern, and will be away five or six
The other evening Miss Passee stayed to dinner and Tommy, as a great
fuvor was allowed to have dinner with
the company. Growing restless at dessert, he was sent' out of the room, but in
a few seconds, he returned with a little
Dresden clock from the sitting room
mantelpiece. "Gracious, child," exclaimed his mother, "what mischief are
you up to now?" "Goin' to try a speri-
ment'," replied Tommy with importance.
Aliss Passee tittered. "Tlie dear little
fellow is going to try au experiment,"
she gushed. "How clever of him."
While Miss Passee was speaking,
Tommy had carefully placed the clock
on the table in front of her. With a
mysterious gesture, he laid his finger ou
his lips, and enjoined silence. No one
stirred. After about two minutes,
Tommy's strained expression relaxed,
uud he clapped his hands i'u exultation.
"It goes"; he cried triumphantly; "it
goes! You were wrong, papa," Tommy's
father said nothing, but looked appre-
heusive. "Of course it goes, child,"
laughed Miss Passee. "What made your
father think it wouldn't'/ "Well," replied the little fellow simply," he said
your face would stop a clock."—Tatlcr,
Loudon, England.
She—"I can't bear actors; they're so
He—"But I'm an actor, aud you dou't
think I am conceited, do you?"
She—(seeking to recover herself):
"Oh, of course not, I mean t'he big
ones; the little ones don't count."—The
Sketch, London, Euglaud.
After all that has beeu said and written about the piece of glass Joe Chamberlain sports iu his eye, it is uow asserted that a German barou iuveuted that
form of looking smart iu a photograph.
The monocle, such as is uow used, is
first mentioned in a memorial of the year
1730, dealing with Baron von Stosch,
British agent in Rome, whose business it
was to keep an eye on the pretender,
who called himself James HI., or, iu
Rome, Jacob HI. ' xue baron, who was
very short-sighted," says the memorial,
"used to wear a piece of glass ou a thiu
gold chain attached to his coat, aud had
trained the muscles around his right eye
so as to retaiu it, whenever he wanted
to look at something sharply." Like Mr.
Chamberlain, Barou vou Stosch was
something beside a dude. He was a
celebrated diplomat, collector and scientist.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Smith, of Salt
Spring Island, spent a few days in Victoria this week slaying at the Victoria.
The Rome newspapers report with indignation mixed with sarcasm on the
plight of the Italian deputy who wns
arrested at St. Louis for carrying a revolver. The deputy acquired the habit
in the Italian parliament, where every
self-respecting member goes armed, "in
order to be prepared for emergencies—the
InteCrispi. president of the ministry, did,
too," Besides, the Italian statesman
"did not flourish the revolver, he only
had its butt end sticking out of his pocket, Taking it all in all, the action of the
St, Louis police was most unfriendly,"
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"I watched for an opportunity."
"And it never came?"
"Oh, yes it did."
"And you grasped it?"
"I did."
"Well, I found it was nn opportunity
to make a fool of myself." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 10,1905.
Erne Carey was driving across the
wild, open prairies in the ranching country of the Northwest Territories of Canada. Behind him lay tbe city of Calgary,
and before him stretched a great world
of snow, He had left Calgary in the
early morning, aud was bound for Rapid
City, thirty miles away.
The air was still; the grey sky seemed
to be falling on to the earth with its
weight of uufalien snow; it was easy to
follow tlie trail, for there was a fair
amount of traffic— as traffic goes in the
west—between Calgary and Rapid City.
The bells rang a merry tuue-chink-
chank - jingle-jangle-chink-chank - jingle-
jangle—little clumps of hard snow shot
from beneath the horses' hoofs, and the
glittering "runners" of the sleigh cut
their way through the surf of this quiet,
white sea like a boat that leaves its
track behind it on real water.
Erne Carey did not think of the fields
of waving grass, the pink roses, or gaily-
painted butterflies that made the glory of
the prairies in summer. He was a practical, unimaginative, commercial traveller; good looking, twenty-five, shrewd
and generous. He represented a firm of
soap manufacturers, and was known to
his intimate friends as "Washy" Carey.
"Washy" was on his wny to spend
Christmas with an old friend of his
father's, named John Heuning. Hen-
ning was one of the pioneers of the west,
who had married an Indian woman, helped to build Rapid City, and was now
tho acknowledged ruler and uncrowned
king of that small, prosperous community. His only daughter was the belle of
the town-his Indian wife had died at
her child's birth-and Erne Carey was
rightly looking forward to a joyous
Christmas holiday. In his own words,
spoken to a friend at Calgary that morning, he "was laying out for a slick time,
and meant to have it, by ginger!"
"Don't you lose your heart to the little
girl, 'Washy'!" was the friend's parting
"I'd as soon think of cleaning the
'stoop' with our floral scented, superb
toilet, fifteen cents n packet!" was his
business-like reply.
Erne never missed au opportunity to
advertise the soap.
He had beeu driving for about three
hours before the possibility of a snowstorm crossed his mind. It was not a
pleasant thought. A nippy little wind
and the taste of rime on his lips first
suggested it. He wore a heavy fur coat,
cap and gauntlets, but as the first soft
flake melted ou his cheek he suddenly
felt cold.
"Here's a picnic!" exclaimed "Washy,"
flicking the tenm, and pulling his cap
well down over hi* ears.
The flakes grew larger and swifter.
The black beur robe covering his knees
wns flecked with white patches. His
high collar looked as if it were tipped
with ermine, and before half n mile
had dropped behind he was changed to
a white man, in a white sleigh, driving a
white team.
Erne brushed the snow from his face,
pulled in the horses, and looked nbout
him. He could no longer distinguish the
rough little "shacks," or dwelling
houses, dotted over the prairies, or hear
the tinkle of sleigh bells, except his own,
and a feeling of desolation swept over
"Another hour or so nnd I should have
beeu comfortably fixed up at John Hen-
ning's place—darned ill-luck!" he exclaimed.
The words were hardly spoken when
a dark shape appeared at a little distance
behind the sleigh. Erne's heart gave a
leap of joy, for he had commenced to
realize the terrors of being lost in a
"Hullo! Hullo, there!" he called.
The dark shape drew near; he could
see that it was a horse and rider, nnd,
stopping his team outright, shouted
The rider wheeled swiftly to the side
of the sleigh, nnd Erne Carey saw that
it wns an Indian girl, mounted on a
small, wiry broncho.
He stared at her in amazement, for the
unusual beauty of her dress; her apparent indifference to the falling snow that
rested very lightly on her shoulders and
melted awny from her dark hair; the
easy grace with which she sat astride
her horse—made her unlike nny Indian
girl he hnd ever seen. She wore s red
blanket skirt, and coat of leather, with
several silver brooches fastened on   the
breast, round her bare, brown throat
was a necklace of bears' claws and
strings of beads, her broad belt, with a
silver dagger stuck in it, was elaborate
blue, red and white beddwork, one of her
sleeves was uiude of ermine aud the
other of leather, her long, coarse hair
shadowed her face, with a drooping grey
feather attached to the band of smaller
red feathers that was worn low on bet-
She bent forward on her horse's neck
and looked earnestly at "Washy" Carey.
He saw that she was very young; ihere
was a beautiful warmth of color in her
iips, glowiug under the brown skin, nud
her wonderful eyes were as black as
night—sad, dreamy, mysterious.
"Ginger!" exclaimed Erne.
The Indian girl returned his ardent
gaze—"Washy" had the reputation of
being "quite a boy" in his susceptibility
to beauty—with serious, questioning iu-
'Rapid City—over there?" lie   asked,
pointing straight in front of him.
She shook her head.
"No     Are you certain—dead    sure?"
he asked iu surprise.
She nodded twice, and stretched her
hand to the right.
"Across the prairies?" Erne exclaimed.
l"i guess you're fooling me.    I'll bet a
hundred dollars I've kept a bee-liue from
"Wrong—there—Rapid City," said'the
girl, speaking the words iu a rather
thick, but uot uupleasiug voice.
Erne was bewildered, but when she
showed by signs and a few broken sentences a desire to guide him, he suddenly
felt that it was monstrous to doubt such
beuutiful lips aud haunting eyes. The
Indian girl slipped from her saddle, and
fastened her horse by tbe bridle to the
back of the sleigh. Erue threw open tbe
bear rooe aud made room for her to sit
beside him. She took the reins from his
hands and turned the team slowly to the
right. The sleigh pitched, and they commenced to plunge through a drift.
"I swear we're going off the trail!"
cried Erne, catching at the reins.
The girl drew off her "init," nud, turning her sod face up to his, quietly laid
her hand on his forehead. Her touch
was soft aud caressing, but so bitterly
cold that he shivered in his furs, and was
conscious of a numbing pain over the
eyes. Again he tried feebly to take the
reins, out his hands sank on his knees,
and he sat immo\., .., speechless, looking into her eyes.
The team struggled on, and the veil of
snow that was wrapped round the sleigh
grew softer and more dense.
"Where are you taking me?" Erne
"To the home of the Crees, 0 Paleface!" she answered.
"My blood runs coldly iu my veins,"
snid the young man.
"You will be warm in my tee-pee, O
"My eyes are smarting with icicles in
the lashes!"
"The snow will rest softly on your lids
when you sleep, beloved."
Once more she laid her hand on his
forehead, nnd he was no longer conscious
of pain. His face grew white and set,
his nostrils looked pinched, nnd his part-;
ed lips were pale and blue.
"I am freezing to death," he groaned,
his head sinking bnck on the black bear
"When the warm Chinook winds blow-
over the prairies your people will find
you, Pale-face!" murmured the Indian
The weary team could go no farther.
The snow tossed to their manes, like
foam, as they plungod through tho deepening drifts. They shuddered and stood
still, with drooping heads and quivering
The reins dropped from thc Indian
girl's hand. She looked nt Erne with a
strange triumph, und a smile flitted over
her'face, like a faint gleam of sunshine
over a dark pool of water. His eyes no
longer looked into her's, but stared wildly, into the snow. He thought that he
could see gleaming lights and houses and
people, and uttered, in his delirium, unhappy, pleading cries.
Thc Indian girl slipped from the sleigh,
mounted her wiry broncho, nnd the lnst
souud Erne Carey henrd, before be sank
into a sleep that seemed like death, was
the faint whisper of her wailing voice,
bidding him farewell.
...        ...      *
Minnie Heuning sat in the parlor of
her father's house, in Rapid City, eating nuts.   The fire in the   big   stove
glowed cheerily through the mica doors,
and the double windows kept out the
cold wintry air.
Minnie Heuning sat in a low rocking
chair, with a big dog lying nt her feet,
and n small cat curled up on her knees.
She was a slender, pretty 'girl, typical
of the two races from which she sprang.
Her dark skin, high cheek-hones, and
lithe grace were inherited from her Indian mother; ber big, soft grey eyes and
quick intelligence of expression showed
that there was white blood in her veins.
She knew little of her mother's people,
but always called herself, with a touch
of pride, a Redskin.
Her reverie was suddenly interrupted
by the entrance of her father, whose face
wore a worried expression.
"What's the matter, pa?" the girl asked, turning her head lazily towords him.
"Haven't you noticed how it's been
snowing, Minnie?" he replied. "I feel
kind of troubled that that young feller,
Erne Carey, hasn't shown up yet."
"But it's quit snowing now," said
Minnie, rising to look out of the window.
"Anyway, it wasn't much of a storm. I
guess that much snow wouldn't scare a
"The boy doesn't know these parts,"
said Mr. Helming, anxiously walking up
and down the room. "I can't help being
worried in my mind, honey. For a quarter, I'd tell the hired boy to hitch up
Black Hawk and drive along the trail
to meet him."
"Don't you waste your quarter, pa, for
you know the boy's got his work cut out
to saw that cord of wood, and you
mustn't go for you're much too busy. I
won't let you.   I'll go myself. .
"What a good little girl it is!" exclaimed John Heuning. Mind you keep
to the trail, Min, and don't go too far."
Miune smiled. She wns very anxious,
although she did not say so, to meet the
young commercial traveller, and thc possibility of seeing him unexpectedly, all
alone on the prairies, was a pleasing
Black Hawk was a smart little two-
year-olu, and Minnie had him harnessed
to her own pretty cutter, which was
painted red, with white fur robes..
She drove well, and skimmed away
from Rapid City as if tliere were wings
to the "runners."
"There's not many girls as live as cute
as Miss Minnie," said her father, as he
watched her go.
"She's a daisy, you bet'eher!" assented
the hired boy.
A laugh of pure delight broke from
the lips of Miunedosa—she had received
tlie Indian name of the little town where
her father nnd mother met—as Black
Hawk swung along the trail with that
easy, lounging gait tbat belongs to the
horses bred in the ranching country of
the Northwest Territories. She was
thinking of Erne Carey nnd of the happy
Christmas season.
"I wish we'd got a bit of holly with red
berries from the 'Old Country!' But
we've got some mistletoe, anyway!" she
thought, nnd laughed again.
A couple of miles from Rapid City,
where the trail was heavy, aud a little
difficult to follow, Minnie's quick eye
caught sight of a sleigh, half overturned
in n drift, about two hundred yards to
her right hand. The horses were standing still. A robe hud fallen from the
sent, making n great black patch on the
surrounding whiteness. The figure of a
man reclined in the sleigh, also immovable. The whole group looked like a
picture, and n sudden fear passed over
Miunedosa, filling her. for the moment,
with horror. But only for the moment,
then she stopped Blnck Hawk, stuck her
whip in its socket, twisted the reins
round it, and jumped out of the cutter.
The snow was above her knees, but she
plunged bravely through it, and reached
tne other sleigh in a surprisingly short
space of time.
She knew at once, thanks to training
and experience, that the man wns not
frozen to death, but in great danger. He
wns fast asleep, and terribly cold.
Her heart ached with pity, and she did
not waste a minute. Climbing into the
sleigh, nnd pressing closely to the man in
the hope of giving him a little warmth,
she urged the team forward, slapping the
reins on their backs and cheering them
on with her high, clenr voice.
Directly they reached tho trail, half
smothered in snow, Miunedosa turned
their heads towards Rapid City, fastened
Blnck Hawk securely to the bnck of the
sleigh, and started to drive home. She
know that it was Erue Carey, for his
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initials were on the leather bug at his
feet, and she peered curiously into his
white face.
"Poor boy!" exclaimed Minnie, her
eyes filling with tears.
Holding the reins in her left hand, she
passed the other arm around his shoulders. Slowly, painfully, Erne Carey returned to consciousness. His cheek wns
resting against her arm, and when he
opened his haggard eyes they looked into
her face, smiling encouragement.
"You!" he moaned, and feebly tried to
push her away.
•'He's gone crazy," thought Minnie,
holding him in her young strength all the
more closely.
The misery in his face intensified, ho
pressed his bauds ever his eyes aud
"You're all right! Dou't be scared! 1
found you half frozen in the siiow, Erne
Carey, and we're going straight to Rapid
City. I guess you've heard of me, I'm
Minnie Heuning!" she cried, puzzled and
distressed. "I've saved your life! Why
do you look at me in that cruel way?"
"You saved my life!" he repeated. "It
was you who tempeted me off the trail!
Miunedosa shrank away from him,
and a great wonder and excitement
came into her face.
"Have you seen me before?" she asked.
"Did I ride a little broncho, with a silver
dagger at my belt?"
"Yes," he moaned.
"Listen!" said Minnedosa. "My mother
was a Cree, and one of her tribe, years
ago, fell in love with a man from the
east—a Pale-face hunter of big game. He
swore io be true, when he went away,
nud return for his Indian wife. But he
didn't come back, and one day she rode
away from the tee-pees, iu the depths of
winter, and they never saw her again,
but there is a story among the Crees
that her spirit haunts the prairies, aud if
she meets with a Pale-face, all alone, he
is drawn from the trail, and dies iu the
desolate snows, as she died, of a broken
Erne Carey did not speak for a long
"Sny! I can't believe it!" be murmured at last. "Pull yourself together,
'Washy'!   Don't be a fool!   Yon's been
dreaming, but yet "
He looked at the girl beside him, and
they both smiled.   A strange, delightful j
sympathy sprang up between them.      *
"Her eyes were black, and yotrs are
lovely grey!"
"Look! We are near Rapid City,"
said Miunedosa, quickly,
"Her hands were cold, I guess that
yours nre warm."
"My father will be real glad to see
you," snid Minnedosa, demurely.
"This is the great day of my life!"
"I'm only a Redskin." said Minnedosa,
"I guess you're an augel!"
They drove on in happy silence.   The
old story of the Pale'face and the Indian girl commenced nl! over nugin, but
with this  difference—Erne  Carey   was
true.—Peggy Webling, in M. A. P.
The King Edward 3i
The most modern hotel in the
city. European and American
plan.    Rates $i to $5.
The Dallas
The only seaside resort in Victoria. Situated overlooking the
Straits of Juan de Fuca and the
majestic Olympia Mountains.
American plan. $2.50 and up.
The Vernon
The leading commercial hotel
with ample sample room accommodation.    $2. and $2.50 per day)
The above hotels are all under the man-,
agement of
Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson.,
Guests are requested to write or wire
for rooms. Bus meets all steamboats and,
fiotel $t. Tranci$
Uictoria, fi. 0.
Write me for particulars of  British J
lest Stocked Bane Preserves \
Guides and Outfits furnished.
Prank Rushton      i
"A Cent Saved Is a Cent Gained.' (
Purchase your "Cut Rate Esquimalt
Car Tickets" at the "Savoy Cigar Stand"\
By this method you can save enough to [.
purchase your tobacco.   A full line of j
Smokers' Requisites always on hand.
gjf Ticket, will be furnished patrons ouly.
h C Anderson, Prop, Sim Cigar Stand, .
Price's Gold Medal Brand Cat-
sap, Pickles and Sauce are con*
dlments that should bo In every
house. Price and quality second
to n<Mt*«
Farms and Ranches For Sale or
Write for  information   regarding  the
fruit growing Bossibilities of
the district.
Martin Beattie   .
Realty and Investment Broker
P.O. Box 106, Kamloops, B.e.
The Annual Meeting
for the election of officers will be held in
Eagles' Hall, Adelphi Block,
Friday, June 16th, 8 p.m
Mr. Martin Burrell, of Grand Pork,
will address the meeting.
All Liberal-Conservatives invited.
Secretary. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 10,-1905.
Aiie game on the 24th, whilst a total
defeat for Victoria, served a useful purpose.    Surface thinkers would be   discouraged, but those who enter into la-
p»>se in n serious way value a defeat
'or the object lessons it gives.   It is evident now that we   have    a    splendid
amount of young blood, but that it will
be u fatal policy for us to draw upon it
too heavily for a year or two more. The
mere fact of our young lads going up
against veterans speaks volumes for the
pluck that is latent iu them.    It is no
light thing for a lad of 19 years to go
p and attempt to    measure   strength
gainst   a Turnbull or a Oifford.    Our
joys are all right, but we must   have
patience.   That our baud know how to
;ilny the game did not have long to wait
to be evidenced.   No one in the province
Icnew the true Strength of the Seattle
learn—on   paper it looked' strong, there
Ivere names down of brilliant players—
■1 the tricks of the natioual game were
heirs, but whilst croakers on Victoria's
Itreets were sighing and predicted everlasting shame, and    maledictions   were
feady for the unhappy executive   officers, the lads sailed across the   Sound
|nd brought victory home.   All honor to
ach one of them.    This is only a beginning.    I believe that this year    we
Plenty of Things for PICNIC LUNCHES
We have many different things to help
you fix up a dainty and nourishing picnic lunch.
A special line of nice potted Meats,
Biscuits, Jellies and Jams, Drinks, etc.
Armour's Lunch Tongue, l's 40c
"      Chicken Loaf 20c
"      Veal Loaf 15o
"      Ham Loaf. „15o
Tennant's Ale $1.00 per dozen
Cor. Yates & Broad. Phone 586.
pensive of all games 1 know, aud although
some may have supposed thnt an immense gate wns taken in on the 24th, yet
it hns to be confessed thnt such was not
the ease, owing to the shameful action
of many hundreds—not teps—who
climbed over the fences or tore them
down. When will such so-called "sports"
learn how they demean themselves and
cripple the games from which they seek
their amusement?
Our next general meeting is to be held
nfter our game here with Vancouver on
.Tun© 24th, when our constitution will be
settled and tbe general policy of the club
fully outlined and discussed. I stated
in a former interview thnt our member-
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Ihnll reverse the usual order of things,
lor years we have started with a flourish of trumpets and have steadily lost
nterest in the game and the   schedule.
This year we are commencing with a
pushing defeat, no banners   flying,   no
naking the town  believe they have a
^reat team, no blatant advertising, but
Ve shall grow in strength..and the interest in the gnme and matches will increase week by week, and when the sea-
Ion closes Victoria will feel proud of her
(toys, of her lacrosse club and grateful
to the band of willing workers nt   the
ship would be close ou 500. I cannot
give the exact figures, but I know of over
350 tickets whicli I have signed, and we
have mnde no effort yet to sell our season's membership card. All points well
for the national game. Victoria did well
iu way of support on Mny 24th. I appeal for a like noble support on June
24th. We have infused older life into
our team; we have strengthened up
the weak points; we, as a club, are n
unit; let then our fair city be a unit in
its support nnd crowd the Oak Bay
grounds to cheer our tenm to victory.
Jblm.   Usually w© have gone out early
■ 1 the field to collect subscriptions and
fell season tickets.   We also had a mind
Jo, but nfter due consideration we determined that we would not ask support
Ihilst tliere was nny chance of misnp-
Irebension of ftiets.    We nre going out
I'.i these same errands now that the city
Inows just what wc nre, and I cannot
lelieve that nny we ask for financial aid
fill refuse us, but rather every man will
[Imire the very boldness of our action.
j'e are under heavy expense.   Again I
lould say that lacrosse is the most ex-
Victoria, May 2(itht, 1005.
To the Editor of The Week, City:
Dear Sir:—I have been requested by
the executive of the Victoria Lacrossl
Club to express through your widely
rend columns thc thanks not only of ourselves but of all tlie playing members to
the thousands of citizens who patronized
the game on Wednesday last. It mny be
said that it is the custom of this city
to attend the game on the 24th, but we
feel that, knowing as everyone did, that
we were a team only the minority of
whom were veterans, Victorious showed
that everyone of our own boys did their
very best. Experience hns to be bought
and can only come by just such games
goes steadily ahead building up a winning team. New Westminster very properly won, but none who hnve lacrosse
at heart can have any other opinion than
by their presence that they were nnd are
prepared to support the club whilst it
as the league gives us wherein we meet
adepts at the game and study and learn
their methods. We play again nt Oak
Bay on June 24th, and we cannot doubt
as to the support we shall again receiv?
from the citizens whom we nre serving
day after day and often fnr into the
night in order that at no distant date
they may again have the high honor of
being the champion city in the national
game. We ask the public to trust us
and have patience.
-   Thanking you for   your   courtesy in
finding space for the publication of this
expression of our thanks,
Believe me, your sincerely,
(Editorial Note:—We must apologize
to our kindly correspondent for the delay which has taken place in the publication of bis communication, which
should have appeared last week. It was
accidentally mislaid.)
Calling to mind the cruel custom prevalent among dog fanciers of cutting off
certain dog's tails, a teacher, who was
addressing a Sunday school class on
kindness tn animals, thought it a splen-
did'-oivportifiiit'y to'pOtnf'S moral. "Now
which of your little girls can tell me
why it is cruel to cut off puppy dog's
tails?" he added. For a moment there
wns no answer. Then a small child put
up her hand. "Well, Mabel, can you
tell us? "Yes, teacher," piped the small
voice, "because of the text." "Ah!"
snid the teacher, busily revolving in his
mind those texts, which might apply to
puppy dog's tails, "and what text,
dear?" Back came tho nuswer "What
God1 hath joined together let no mnn put
asunder."—Ta tier, London, England.
Smiley—I hear you bought n new
patent burglar alarm, Tangle. You
might let me have a look at it.
Tangle—I wish I could, Smiley; but—er
—well—the fnct is, a thief got into the
house lnst night anil stole it.
The Week
Has Larger Up'
Country Circu/
lation than any
other Coast Paper
\l/t miles from Sidney Station. 25 acres cleared, of these,
15 acres in oats, 20 acres slashed, ready for plow next spring. 4
roomed cottage and outbuildings, good well. Situated on main
road.    Surrounded by the choicest farms on the Island.
Price W $20.00 per acre.
No Land in This District Has Been sold
at So Low a Price.
Box 266,   Victoria, B. C.
Broad Street,
Between Yates and Johnson.
O. Renz, Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in tlie city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville taleut
that pains and money can procure.
Open eveiy evening at S o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission :-10 and 25c.'
This Week
is the right time to instal
booause by putting tbe matter off indefinitely you are going without one of tbe
greatest of modern conveniences. Leave
vour order with us nt once.
B.C. Eleetpic Hy Co.
Ice Cream and
Ice Cream Soda
Made Fresh Doily from PURE CREAM
Wo invite Comparison with tbe
Imported Article.
Open 8 11.111. to 12 p.m Sundays excepted
And Heat Treatment
recommended by the medical faculty lor Rheumatism, Sciatica, Stiff Joints, etc. Apply toMISS
KM.ISON, 74 Fort Street, victoria.
Telephone 1110 Balmoral Block
Our Rooms nre tho most central, Ihe
best furnished and most comfortable in
tbo cily.
Tbe famous Foodie Dog Restaurant.
Cuisine nnexcelled.
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
Post & Ashley
Tom Mack
Blanch*! d & Allman
Geo. Del win
Farley Sisters
Ethel Clyton
Beatrice Crome
Alice Wildemere
Jennie Clavi
ADMISSION: 15 Cts. and 25 Cts.
General admission ioc.
Management ol
Prr-dbri'c Roberts—"Absence
Makes tlie Hear! Grow Ponder.
Refined Electrical Musical Act.
Comedy Ju^lcr.
MR. and MRS. JAMES P. LEE and
LITTLE MADELINE, ill tlielr Comedy
Playette, "Thou sbalt
     N.il Steal,	
 The Comedian.	
Male Soubrette and Premier
Spectacular Dancer	
 " Wanted, b l>oy."	
Johnson Street.
Frocks, Furniture and Flowers
The Opening of the Summer Season and Suitable Garments for the
Same—A Few Moral Rhymes,
By  " Babette."
Dear Madge:—The month of roses hns
not commenced this year with the usual
warm weather, and we are forced to
turn our thoughts to suitable wraps. I
think it is just as well as a garment if
this rescription is almost indispensable
iu our climate. I have seen some very
smart wraps lately; one which particularly took my fancy was a three-quarter
length loose coat of pale grey lustre,
with three-quarter length sleeves. This
garment was trimmed with Irish crochet
and heavy silk braid. Another very becoming coat was an empire or pastel
blUe broad cloth, plaited below the short
waist, which was heavily trimmed with
band embroidery. Simpler coats are
made of linen, lustre and voile, nearly all
made in the three-quarter lengths, and
trimmed with strappings of reef or a
contrasting color.
Suits of outing flannel in blue and
grey are very smart, and almost a necessity to the inner wardrobe, being most
serviceable for boating, etc. These I
notice are nearly all made with the flare
skirt fitting tightly on the hips. The
coats, which are short, are worn with
soft niuslin blouses under them.
Finch & Finch are showing some very
neat ladies' collars in white and fancy
linens, and ties of every description. Of
course this is a man's store, but their
ladies' gloves are quite the best in town.
They are showing a lot of English novelties this year.
A pretty finish to an inexpensive cotton frock, which is in such evidence this
season, is a big sailor collar and
chemise, etc., of muslin, trimmed with
broderie Anglaise and tine Valenciennes
lace, finished off with a big muslin bow,
or one of ribbon of contrasting color.
This season seems to have brought us
some very crude contrasting of colors;
for instance, I notice a purple linen,
which, by the way, is very effective, and
quite as useful as any of the darker
shades, made up with shades of rose.
With this was worn a rose leather belt,
nnd last, but by no means least, a crinoline hat, trimmed with shaded pink roses.
It was quite the smartest linen frock I
have seen this season.
There are endless way of making up
the unexpensive frock, and the wide
range of colors gives endless scope for
tne feminine mind, and if one keeps in
mind that, although the material only
cost fifteen cents a, yard, with care a
very dainty gown am be wade. Of
course a great deal depends on the attention one must give a cotton frock.
They must, to look at all smart, always
be well pressed and cleau; if the bands,
neck and waist are the least untidy, the
sweetest ot these gowns will look cheap
and tawdry; so beware "ye would-be
smart maidens," and look to small details.
I noticed a very striking   dress    the
other morning.  It was of dark blue print
with a white polka dot; the pretty plaited skirt had a tight-fitting yoke, piped
with white; the blouse made very full,
with white pipings.   With this frock was
worn an immaculate   white linen collar
and blue tie, and a big pauaoa hat.   I
noticed   this   dainty young   lady   had
chosen   to wear shaded red carnations,
and carried a red parasol—the "tout ensemble" made a most charming picture.
Now the croquet and tennis seasons are
at their height, we are all trying to make
our gardens more beautiful, and a most
interesting occupation it proves to be. I
see Weiler Bros, have a full line   of
chairs, stools, tables, hammocks and in
fact every imaginable "aid to comfort."
Their   cane   chairs   are   most durable;
they have those roomy, deep, low-seated
ones that I invariably make a dive for.
I am most certainly going to be extravagant myself this year   and   get   some.
Their reed and rush chairs in Flenisb
shades of green and brown are also very
tempting.   At the same store   I   saw
some delightful lawn cushions, quite inexpensive,  covered   with   washing   materials, and would be a great addition to
the outside furniture.    I nm having a
couple of those    old-fashioned    Dutch
benches, with the high backs, made for
the croquet court—they are quite unique.
Now for my flowers,  I nm proud    of
them, Madge.    Window boxes   I   had
planned earlier in the season are now
beginning to look very gay. I have taken
a new departure this year, aud have
dropped the common or garden red
geranium and lobelia. I am so weary of
it, and instead have combined the palest
of pink geraniums and mauve stocks,
relieveu with small palms and ferns.
Other colors, such as yellow and white,
and pale, yellow and pink, are very
On the broad terrace steps I have put
red geraniums, and altogether I think
the effect will be most pleasing. Talking
of gardens, Madge, made me think of a
very pretty novelty I saw yesterday
which will supply a long-felt want; it
was a cup, saucer and plate combined,
made of the most beautifully line china.
The set I speak of-was a most delicate
shade of greeu, with a design of pink
Ou Thursday we went to rather a
novel entertainment, every guest being
requested to contribute something in the
shape either of a song or a speech. You
can well imagine the amount of amusement tbat was derived, as every one entered iuto the spirit of the thing. There
was some very fine singing, I must say,
our ..ustess having just laid in a stock
of new popular songs from Fletcher
To return to dress aud fashion, personally I am grateful that the styles of
last season have giveu place to an outline .infinitely more becoming to the majority of women—yourself included—although your comments on the subject of
the new    sleeves, and what you   are
pleased to call your amazouiou breadth
of shoulder, are positively plaintive.    I
can, however, disabuse your mind at once
of the notion that you are doomed to
bulge forth balloon-wise ou the shoulder.
Breadth, indeed, is the last thing aimed
at.    The  trend  is  all  upwards,  while
the shorter the shoulder-seam the greater
the "chic."    Nevertheless, 1 foresee   a
host of misguided women   thirsting   to
outdo tlie fashion, falling into this very
pitfall undor the eager guidance of the
little dressmaker.   She, however, is only
one degree more dangerous, if she has
ideas of her own, thnu if she were plastic
clay for the reception of those of her
frequently misguided   clients.   What   a
splendid thing it would be if some enterprising fashion artist would   give   the
world a series of cartoons, based on current modes.   The exaggeration of   the
various points would show the uninitiated what to avoid, whilst indicating the
desirable   trend.     Aud a propos, if in
some of my former letters I have   described   startling   frocks,   that   I have
seen worn, and that I cannot find it in
my heart to   admire,   you   must   not
imagine me envious, because perchance
my purse will not allow me to indulge in
these striking costumes.   Also I would
not have you think me "catty" or spiteful; far  he   it   from   me.   After   all
"cherie," if the only fault of some women were to wear an unbecoming frock
at times, what a sappy sphere we should
liven in.   Many unkind (not to say   untruthful)    things would remain unsaid,
nnd how many good names would not
suffer.    Should it   become   fashionable
again for society to iudulge   in   poetry
albums, and were I ever invited to write
therein, I would like to inscribe the following humble jingle ns my contribution
to mnny n book:
Mr. A. P. Norman, of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce, who has been moved
from Nanaimo branch to Cranbrook,
spent a few days in Victoria this week en
route to Cranbrook.
A very informal tea was giveu by Mrs.
James Uaudiu in honor of Mrs. Dale and
Miss Phillips, of the Dale opera troupe.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale, Miss Phillips, Mr.
Anderson aud Mr. Collmau delighted the
lew present by rendering many of their
beautiful selections duriug the afteruoou.
Mr. E. E. Blackwood has accepted a
position iu Portland, and left on Wednesday to take up his new duties.
Mrs. Bodwell entertained a large number of friends at the tea hour ou Tuesday
at her charming home ou Rockland
avenue. Mrs. Bodwell was gowued most
becomingly in pale pink chiffon, with
beautiful old lace, and was assisted by
Miss Eva Loewen, Mrs. Baker, Miss
Powell, Miss Brady and Mrs. lt. H.
Pooley. The tea tables were decorated
with roses and pink chiffon. Amongst
those present were: Mrs. James uud Miss
Dunsmuir, Mrs. R. N. Dunsmuir, Mrs.
Robertson, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. Courte-
nay, Mrs. Gaudin, Mrs. Butchart, the
Misses Butchart, Mrs. Brady, Miss
Brady, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs, A. Martin, Mr.
W. A. Moulin, Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Little,
Mrs. Hannington, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs.
Gibb, Mrs. Burten, Mrs. McPhillips,
Mrs. Drake, Mrs. Fagan, Miss Clapham,-
Mrs. and Miss Eberts, Mrs. Ker, Mrs.
Stuart Robertson, Mrs. Lampman, Mrs.
Jones, Miss Green, Mrs. Hasell, Miss
Newling, Miss Powell, Mrs. aud Miss
Campbell and many others.
rinch & rinch
In speaking of a lady's faults,
Pray don't forget your own;
Remember those in homes of glass
Should never throw a stone.
Some may have faults, and who has not?
The old ns well as young,
Perhaps you may, for aught you know,
Have fifty to their one.
You'll find it for the better plan
To often look at home,
Don't speak of others' faults, until
You have none of your own,
But enough, you will doubtless think
the frivolous "Babette" has turned
preacher, and taken to rhyme ns well.
The latter role 1 know you would never
be reconciled to. So "an revolt" for the
present. Next week I promise you a
longer letter, and one full of all kinds of
interesting things,
very pleasant surprise was tendered
to Mrs. Moresby at her residence on
Scoresby street Sunday evening last, the
occasion being tbe presentation to her of
an address and a pretty silver sugar
bowl and tongs by a number of the
young men who took part in the "King
of Siam." A speech was made by Mr.
J. P. Hibben, thanking Mrs. Moresby in
suitable terms for tbe amount of trouble
she took in training the chorus and principals in the opera, aud begging her i)
accept the little gift as a souvenir and
token of their esteem and appreciation.
The surprised and dolightetd lndy replied in suitable words, remarking that
it had been a great pleasure to her to
work with them, aud that she had been
already more than repaid by the great
success of the little opera. The young
men who were present and who contributed to the gift were Messrs. F. Wilkerson, L. Foot, J. W. Cambie, R. L.
Bell, S. J. Patton, J. Heyland, A. Gore,
J. P. Hibben, J. Gibson, T. Forsyth,
"Vl uat is the depth of thy love for me,
My Love?" 1 cried;
'As deep as my heart's extremity,"
My Love replied.
;"Whnt is the breadth of thy love lor me,
My Love?" 1 cried;
"As broad us the wings of mortality,"
My Love replied.
rVhat is tlie length of thy love for me,
My Love?" 1 cried;
"as !ong ns the years of Eternity,"
My Love replied.
Victoria, B. C.
Mr. Tukahira, tbe Japanese minister
at Washington, is on friendly terms with
the Russian ambassador, Count Oassini,
and is -careful never to say anything to
offend him. But he likes harmless
pleasantry, once in a while. Someone
informed him that President Roosevelt
had decided to discontinue the training
in jiu-jitsu, and asked him if he could
guess why. "Can't imagine the reasons,"
the envoy replied; "perhaps Oassini objected to the lessons as a breach of
neutrality."—San Francisco Weekly Examiner.
A correspondent, writing from Texada
Island says: "Your article on "Our
knockers" was well worthy of reprint,
too many in British Columbia having
had to suffer from this sort of thing. I
know of similar cases to that quoted by
you. An important European deal was
postponed—nearly killed, in fact-Jby the
same methods this last spring. These
knockers have generally an axe of their
own to grind. . They are an injury to
the country's credit abroad, and there
should be some means of suppressing
Mr. W. Malison is visiting Texada
and Lasquito Island, as a probable candidate at the coming election. Ho says
he will make no promises. That's the
wny to talk. The Island wants no more
promises. It wants 'goods delivered'
and wants fhcni badly."
j. he action of the local militia authorities in placing iu the police court those
meu who had most flagrantly absented
themselves from the Empire Day parade
is much to be commended. The Caua-
ii.uu militia is not a plaything; aud,
moreover, it is a good thing for our
young men to be firmly taught thut there
is still one occupation left iu Canada
where sacred obligations cannot be snapped- like pipe-stems at th© whim of their
makers. One of the greatest benefits
of a thorough military training is the
habit of self-restraint which it imparts,
uo less than that steady discipline wnicii
realizes that it is as honorable to obey
Well as to command well.
While we are on this subject, we should
like to make a remark or two with regard to the Empire Day parade itself.
Apart from the regrettably small turnout of one or two of the companies—
oue^ptaiu, itis .stated was so disgusted I ■"■■? r«,'J*'81"5 and P™1 ProPert^ !
l dispose at the same, and sell, convey an|
No. 254.
"COMPANIES  ACT, 181)7."
1 hereby certify that the "Gribble-Skeuel
and Barrett Co." has thhj day been regls-f
tered as an Extra-Provincial Company un
der the "Companies Act, 18117," to carry ouj
or effect all or any of the objects of thi
Compauy to which the legislative authorlt]
of the Legislature of British Columbia e:
The head office of thc Company is situat,
ut Hinckley Block, Second avenue, in th,
City of Seattle, in the State of Washington!
The amount of the capital of the Company'
is flfty thousand dollars, divided Into t.\
hundred shares of oue hundred dollars caoii]
The head office of the Company In iii
Province is situate at number si's Gove'-U|
meut street, Victoria, ana E. V. BoJwuM
Barrlster-at-Law, whose address Is tl'ei
same, Is the attorney for the Company. Not!
empowered to issue aud transfer stuck.
The time of the existence of the Compauy
is fifty years, from the 20th day of May
Given under my hand aud seal of office at
Victoria,   Province of    British  Columbia,
this third day of June, one thousand nine',
hundred and flve.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for whicli the Company has
been established and registered are
To do a general Improvement, building and}
contracting business; to erect, construct,
maintain, contract for, and do all busluesi
necessary In connection with the building
of and construction of buildings, railroads,!
water flumes, canals, wharves, structures'
and Improvements ot every kind and nature
whatsoever; to enter into any and all kinds]
of contracts; to employ and hire persons oij
corporations; to do and transact every class]
ot business which relates to contracting un
construction work of whatever k.nd oi
nature; to do a general mercantile and nier
chnndlzlng business ln connection then
with; to purchase, own, receive, t cept an
"Have you heard the story Blinks
"Is is about himself?"
"Theu I never heard it."
at finding ouly some half-dozen rank and
tile and two or three non-coms, on parade, that he went home, changed bis
clothes and witnessed the ceremonies us
a spectator—the drill of the Victoria
men left much to be desired. Not merely were they outnumbered by the Mainland contingent, but the latter marched
much better, ln the march past this
was particularly noticeable. The Victoria boys were in distinctly ragged formation, whereas the Mainland brigades
went by like a stone wall—alignment
perfect from flank to flank. True, the
Victoria regiment has vastly Improved
from what it was three or four years
ago, but it was very evident ou Empire
Day that, in spite of the hard work and
praiseworthy zeal of Col. Hall and many
of his officers, there is much left to do.
The evil effects of the Apple-Blight still
linger in the ranks.
The regiment goes into camp on Sunday, and we sincerely trust that those
merchants aud business men of the city
whose employees belong to tbe militia
will make every effort to prevent the
citizen-soldier from having trouble adjusting the rival claims of his country
and his job. It is not always so, and
many business men make the grave error
of discouraging in every possible manner
those of their employees who join tV>
militia. A more short-sighted idea could
hardly be conceived. In time of civil or
foreign trouble, no man wants protection
quicker than the merchant, and how is
Canada's principal fighting force to do
its duty if it lias had no training? Moreover, be he clerk or workman, the man
who belongs to the militia is better,
healthier, smarter and more up to his
work as a rule than the man who does
not belong. Give the boys a show, Mr.
Storekeeper; you may want trained
hands and ready weapons some black
contract for aud with the same; to niortl
gage, encumber and borrow money upon tha]
properties of this corporation, and to loan
money upon the property of other person!
and corporations, and accept any and aJ
kinds ot security therefor. To generally d<|
any and all business with the same p< wel
aud authority that any natural person coulcj
do If acting for himself In the premises.
On board n ship a wife was trying to
comfort ber seasick husband and change
the current of his thoughts.
"Darling, hns the moon come up yet?"
she nsked.
"It has. if I swallowed it," was the
weak-voiced reply,
Togo or uot Togo—that is the question
For if to go be not Togo, yet still
To stay may be Togo—so there's the rub
Say, is it nobler in our hulls to take
The shells and mines of these   unerrinj
And being rattled in the thick of fight
To add our own to help the work aloug,
Or show clean heels across the Chinesi
To rest in peace secure, perchance  ti
Of trawlers that we think torpedo boats'!
And yet to go may be Togo, alas!
His very name by losing is not lost.
His multifarious spirit walks abroad
O'er all tne world-wide seas.   And should]
we flee
The undiscovered Togo, from whose trai|
No mariner escapes, confuse the will
And makes us rather face the Japs wij
Than heedless fly to those we know uo|
'J. is thus these Japs make cowards of uj
Could I once set a steady foot on land,:
I'd hit the trail across Siberia's plain,l
Where Togo's uot allowed  to  go;   an|
To throw my sword before the   mightj
And hear witli joy his word of punisi)
"Back to the mines!" be they not ,lapai|
—Christian Guardian.I
'Mamma," said 4-year-old Harry,
his mother was giving him a bath, '
sure and wipe me quite dry, so I woj
get rusty."


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