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Array I Bank of Hamilton
° Capital $2,440,000
~ Reserve {2,440,000
0  Savings Department     Interest allowed
0 on deposits.
• Vancouver Branch
»        EWING BUCHAN,   -   Manager.
The Week
TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
A number ol new hornet.  Modern in
every respect. 3
Easy monthly instalments.
40 Government Street.
Vol. III.   No.
One Dollar Per Annum.
A Review of Local and Foreign Events and
by the Editor.
An Old Man of the jea—The Q. T. P. Fiasco—A Senile Sybarite—
Dunsmuir for Lieutenant-Governor—Rotten Vessels and Tinsel
Boats—The Social Evil—Kaien siand Committee—The Week's
In spite of the moss'backs who for
sentimental reasons wished the Conserve tive party to support Mr. William Templeman, the sturdy principles
of Conservatism have been worthily
upheld by the rank and file, and they
have chosen their champion in a fight
to a finish. Mr. J. L. Beckwith is a
good candidate, young, ambitious,
honorable, a successful business man
and a courageous fighter, he will fully
justify the confidence reposed in him
by the party, and if all sections rally
round the standard he will on March
6th defeat Mr. William Templeman,
who has never yet won an election.
There was a time when both social and
political parasites were tolerated; that
day has gone bye. In these times of
stress and strain often life is a struggle, and every nerve is strained to
reach the goal, whether it he in the
social, the commercial, or political
world, there is no place for the parasite, the man who hangs on by favnor,
the man who never scored off his own
bat and who expects to be carried
to victory. An "old man of the sea"
around one's neck is too great a
handicap. This has been the relation
of Mr. William Templeman to the
province of British Columbia. He has
been carried like a dead weight, and
the province has received no toll from
him or the party he represents. He
has taken upon himself for ten years
to speak for the province, who was
never yet returned by the popular
vote. That ten years bears a record
of broken promises, unrelieved by one
fulfilled. To-day the marine service,
which was to be put on a proper footing and reorganized, is just as it was,
a disgrace and a scandal. The financial relations of the province to the
Federal Government have not been
bettered one dollar, although but for
the determined and united effort of
the Conservative administration it
would have been bankrupted. The
one scheme which was to have saved
everything and launched British Columbia on an era of prosperity, and
on the strength of which the solid
seven were returned to Ottawa, has
proved to be a mirage in the desert
of Liberal desolation. Yet in free
of this Mr. William Templeman thinks
he has claims! The Week does not
hesitate to say that no self-respecting
Conservative can vote for such a
political Pooh-bah, and no seif respecting Conservative with a parti-'c
of belief in the principles of his pa.t"
can justify abstention from the present campaign.
There is a splendid opportunity to
shew the country whether the man
who was never sent to Ottawa by the
votes of the electors   is   expressing
their views when he assures the Federal Government that "All's well"
1 and   British   Columbia   is   satisfied.
The answer to such an unwarranted
assumption is the return of Mr. J. L.
I Beckwith; the return of his opponent
I would justify the  claim of himself
and his government.
•   •   •
The Vancouver World is a Liberal
] orean, with every party interest to
serve by suppressing, as the Provinee
claims to have done, the sensational
report anent the intentions of the G.
T. P.. which appeared in its issue of
the 19th inst. That it had the
courasre to publish it under the circumstances, and especially nt a time
when it would act most prejudicially
on   the   campaign   of   Mr.   William
Templeman, is sufficient proof that
the sources of its information are
reliable. Further evidences of that
fact are furnished by what has followed. In spite of the particularity
of the statements and the damaging
effect on the Liberal party and the
Federal Government, there has been
no substantial denial. A section of
the press has put forward a despatch
from a Toronto correspondent who,
on the strength of Sir Wilfrid Lou-
rier being in that city, framed a halfhearted denial which meant nothing,
and might mean anything. In a matter of such vital importance explicit
and prompt repudiation from a responsible minister, and from the president or general manager of the G. T.
P. could alone remove from the public
mind the impression that the contents
of the despatch were substantially
true, and conld not be contradicted.
Reading between the lines of Premier McBride's evidence before the
Kaien Island committee on Thursday,
one finds significent confirmation of
the World story. Take these remarks,
interjected in his evidence: "Of
course if the deal fell through the
province got the lands back," and,
"As a matter of fact, the G. T. P.
had not yet said the terminus would
be there," and, "He would to-day be
prepared to give those lands to the
G. T. P. if necessary to induce them
to make their terminus there." These
utterances, coming from the Premier,
are pregnant with meaning. No doubt
Mr. McBride has knowledge of facts
which are necessarily kept from the
public at present, but these words
plainly indicate that after nearly two
years of negotiations with accredited
representatives of the G. T. P., and
after the lapse of nearly one year
from the issuance of the Crown
grants of land at Lima Harbor, absolutely nothing has been done, and the
Premier is obviously in doubt whether
the G. T. P. is going to throw up the
Kaien Island deal or not. It lacks
but four months until that company is
bound under its agreement to have
extensive works in operation—all the
works, in fact, required in connection
with a great railway terminus—and
not a blow has been struck; nor is
there the slightest sign of preparation.
Everything points to the absolute reliability of the World despatch, and
yet in face of this Mr. William
Templeman has the effrontery to ask
the people of Victoria to send him
to Ottawa again as their representative, and by acclamation! When the
people of Victoria are ready to acclaim treachery and deceit they will
do it, not before.
*   •   *
When the editor of a paper chooses
to get his pickings from the garbage |
barrel and to roll in a dung-heap it'
cannot be wondered at that his subordinates occasionally gather up droppings from the scavenger's cart. The
Week had occasion in its last issue to,
comment on a ghoulish despatch with
which the Vancouver World saw fit
to embellish its columns. That, however, was a mild offence compared
with suggestive rhodomontade which
filled a column of editorial space in
that journal's issue of the 20th inst.
The Week has no personal knowledge
of the editor beyond the fact that he
is said to have passed the allotted
span of human life—three score years
and ten. But in the article referred
to he stands self-confessed as a salac-1
ious, leering satyr who, having
reached the age of impotence, can
only derive some degree of carnal
satisfaction by revelling in lewd conceptions and the distorted visions of a
diseased imagination. A man occupying the responsible position of editor, who admits that he throws aside
the sworn evidence of a Commission
in favor of "the wildest rumors
afloat in the lobby and hotel corridors" is not fit to edit a newspaper,
and in any case should be placed
under restraint for the credit of the
peace and the safety of the public.
Since he admits an intimate acquaintance with "Fads and Fancies"
and "Town Topics," it might be
charitable to assume that the article
in question was intended for one of
those notorious publications, rather
than for a respectable newspaper. It
is not a little singular that in both
instances it is an aged sybarite who
uses the muck-rake. In the earlier
days of Pacific Coast life, with the
shady side of which he had an intimate acquaintance, he would have
paid the penalty for his dastardly
attack on a woman. In these later
days the only thing that may save
him is the reflection that his effusion
is the spawn of impotence and dotage;
but nothing can save him from the
codemnation of that honest public
opinion which believes in fairplay—
even to women.
The First Conservative Premier of
British Columbia.
Hon. E. McBride was born at New
Westminster on December 19, 1870.
He was educated at the public and
high schools of the Royal Burgh and
graduated from Dalhousie University
as L. L. B. in 1890; was articled to ^
C. Atkinson, barrister and solicitor,
New Westmiister, in 1887; entered
public life in 1890. He unsuccessfully
contested the New Westminster district constituency in the Federal election in 1896. He was elected to the
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for Dewdney in 1898, and has
represented that constituency ever
since. Was minister of mines in the
Dunsmuir ministry in 1900; was leader of the opposition in 1902, and in
1903 was called on by the Lieutenant-
Governor to form a ministry, and has
ever since been Premier of the first
Conservative ministry in British Columbia..
Some months ago The Week suggested that the most suitable appointment to the honorable position of
Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia would be Mr. James Dunsmuir.
Since then there has been a growing
concensus of opinion that he should
he selected, and at the lime of writing
every indication points in the direction of his ultimately being chosen.
He wns formerly Premier of the province; ho has wealth and influence;
Mr» Dunsmuir and her daughters
would grace the social circles and dispense the hospitality which are so
necessary an adjunct of the Government House, and there is now every
reason to believe that the various conflicting interests are prepared to unite
in his support, as his political predilections have always been Liberal.
The appointment would be a graceful
recognition of the native worth of a
man of sterling character, whose life
has been identified with the development of .one of the greatest industries
of the province, and whose name is a
household word on the Pacific Coast.
• *   •
The Kaien Island enquiry bids fair
to stretch out to the crack of doom,
and even then, on the present showing, it would yield but vanity and
vexation of spirit. Not the slightest
evidence has been forthcoming which
weakens the position taken up by the
government from the first, and the
only possible conclusion is that Mr.
J. A. Macdonald and his crew are a
set of adventurers, to whose in-
terpidity and courage adventurers of
all ages must yield the palm. Still
they go on with their eager quest,
and having failed with ministers and
principals and agents in Victoria
wish to go further afield. This is
quite appropriate in the case of a
fishing enquiry, but unless all men
are liars the result will but be to add
confirmation to confirmation in support of the evidence already adduced.
The Week is in a position to state
that if the tables were turned and
the eminent Grit leader and the eminent Grit lawyer were placed under
examination as to the present scheme
of the G. T. P. and the transaction of
their agents during the last ten days,
some entertaining reading would be
furished to the people of British Columbia.
• •   *
The Vancouver poiice are making
things interesting for the unlicensed
retailers of alcoholic beverages. They
are proceeding on the same lines ;is
their blue-coatd brethren in Victoria
who are carrying out Mayor Morlev's
reform crusade. The effect is saH to
be to deprive the tenderloin dUfiriqt
of its only source of profit an 1 indirectly to kill the traffic In vi.jf.
How this method will work out remains to be seen. In the interests of
observance of the law and fairp'ny
to those who pay for a license to ?el!
liquors, the procedure is right and
cannot be condemned by any loyal
citizen; but it leaves the social evil
untouched, and that is a question
which will yet have to be faced and
dealt with courageously. One undoubted result of unnatural restriction
has been an increase in social infidelity. Is thnt more inimical to the
public interest than legalized vice or
not? Let those who have studied this
question closely answer.
• •   •
The Week supported Mr. Manson
nnd he is now member for Alberni.
The Week supported Mr. A. J. Morley
nnd he is now mayor of Victoria.
The Week is supporting Mr. J. L.
Beckwith, and on March 6th he will
be elected member for Vietoria. Thc
Week's nomination is a winner.
»   •   •
It is just as well to be honest and
admit that the reason the Whatcom
is not after all coming on the Vic
toria run is that she is neither fit
nor safe, and her rejection by the
inspector is tbe first sign that official
is beginning to apprehend the drift
of public opinion. He might well
direct his attention to that old hulk,
the Charmer, which was supposed to
have gone into dock for a new bottom and thorough repairs. As a matter of fact, she is past repairing,
being obselete in design. Instead of
a new hull she is only being patched,
and instead of a false bottom, two
water-tight bulkheads are being constructed across the hull. The bulk of
the money is being spent on the boilers and in the engine room, features
which may contribute to speed, but
not to safety. There should be no
tinkering with old tubs where human1
life is concerned.
•   »   •
The Week hears on good authority
that the standard boats which came
out from England with the Princess
Beatrice have been discarded as too
heavy to handle, and tbin sheet iron
ones of American make substituted.
The informant, a nava lengineer, declares that these boats are so thin
that he has dented their sides with
a blow of his fist and that in rough
seas they would "buckle." It would
be interesting to know how many
boats of this class are to be found
on vessels plying to Victoria and
Vancouver. No wonder that no attempt is made to launch a lifeboat
for life-saving if this is the kind of
snell supplied.
The statement has been made by
the press apologists for the G. T. P.
that that comparfy is "rushing work
west  of Edmonton as fast as possible.   As a matter of fact, there is
not one man working for them west of
Edmonton on railway    construction.
I There are three survey parties, com-
1 prising less than twenty men, under
j the charge of Mr. Halifax Hall, and
I that is all.
Gambling is again prevalent in Vanr
couver. The gamblers have had to
get out of Victoria in a hurry and
they have landed in the Terminal
City and are now plying their trade,
j there. A couple of the more daring
have put up at a swell hostelry, and
'on Tuesday evening the writer witnessed a game of poker in the smoking room of this hotel for five dollars a point. The clubs are also
scenes of gambling every night, and
it was only about three weeks ago
that the report was current in the
Terminal City that a certain well
known merchant had "dropped" two
thousand dollars playing poker in his
club. Coming right down to facts,
why should gambling be permitted in
the swell joints for huge sums when'
thc police nab the poorer man who'
risks twenty-five cents to a dollar on
the green table!
Thc Kaien Island committee has
summoned Mr. Larsen and Mr. T. W.
Morse to give evidence. The former
will certainly not be able to come, as
he is suffering from an incurable disease and is very ill at Helena, Mont.
The lntter will come if he is still in
the employ of the G. T. P.
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It is a matter for much wonder
that although Victoria is a decidedly
musical town, as witness the frequent concerts of more than average
merit, the number of good musical
clubs, and the general ability of
most of the people met in society to
sing a song or perform some parlour
trick, there is such a woeful lack
of music in our theatres. In what
other town of equal size and importance would it be tolerated that the
leading two theatres and the only
vaudeville house should be equipped with a piano alone? It was
with delight that I read a complaint
on these lines in the morning paper
on Wednesday last. When there is
a good piece being performed,    of
! course the audience does not go to
the theatre to hear the music, but
it does expect to hear something
more soul-filling than one measly
pieno. There used to be an orchestra both at the Victoria Theatre and
also at Watson's. The latter followed the cue given by the former;
if the Victoria could do without
music, tliere was obviously nothing
to be gained by the smaller theatre
, giving anything extra. That appears
to have been the spirit. The Savoy
did boast a small orchestra, but the
Savoy is no more, and perhaps the
new management will follow the lead
of their rivals. It is to be sincerely
hoped that before the tourist season
oommences the play-houses will have
awakened to a due sense of their responsibilities in this line.
*   •   .
Nothing amuses me so much as to
hear some kind-hearted person say
to the child of a sensible parent:
'Don't you ever catch cold going
about all the time without a hat?"
It is an extraordinary thing that so
- many men and women find it in*
credible that the hatless brigade are
for the most part immune from such
afflictions. Nature provided the hair
as a covering for the head, and she
is quite wise enough to know how
much the head needed. It is the trial
of my life that convention, before
whom we all bow as slaves, has decreed that it is necessary to appear
in public with some idiotic and
hideous for mof head-gear. Here is
one place where the kids score over
■ their ' elders; nobody laughs at a
child going hatless, though many
think it not only absurd but actually cruel; but if an adult were to
turn up in the streets of any town
in British Columbia in the same condition he would be "guyed" by all
the boys in the town, and the older
people would look after him, shake
their beads, touch their foreheads,
and say: "Poor fellow, and so young
too." In England a few years ago
a number of sensible folk organized
what was known as the "No-hat
Brigade," and though for some
months the scheme and its promoters were ridiculed, the idea was
taken up, and now in many of the
big towns you may see young men
nnd old, maidens and young children,
enjoying to the full the fresh, air
of heaven, whicli keeps their hair
in good condition, and is a far better preventive against baldness than
any patent hair,-wash. Of course a
certain amount of discretion must he
used at first; for instance, it would
be foolishness for a man whose hair
was already getting thin on the top,
and who- had been accustomed to
wear a hat all his life, to go out
bare-headed on a really cold and wet
day. The habit must be practised
in warm weather, and in a very
short time the head will accustom
itself to the new conditions. Then
again mnny people say that it is so
dangerous in hot weather, because
of the liability to sun-stroke; there
is a great deal in that, in countries
where the sun is really powerful.
There have been many cases of sunstroke in British Columbia and in
tho Old Country, but    in most   in
stances this has occurred when the
victim was wearing a cap, which to
the anti-faddists constitutes a sufficient covering. Nobody gets sunstroke through the top of the head,
which is the only part the cap covr
ers. Sun-stroke is caused by the
rays beating down on the nape of
the neck, and in some cases on the
temples, though this latter is rare.
A helmet with a broad back and
front piece, or a Panama is the best
preventive. A cap is no good, and
the wearer might just as well, and
far better, be bare-headed as capped.
There is one saving grace attached
to the wearing of hats, and that is
that they do keep the hair tidy in
windy weather. But then if we were
all sensible we should all have untidy hair from the same course, and
no one would throw the first stone
from his own glass house. For many
years The Lounger never wore anything in his head, except during his
brief visits to a town, and he never
had a cold once.
I have just been reading about the
mysterious stranger who so cruelly
blighted the hopes of the real estate
dealer and the sawmill man. I wonder why it is that Victoria always
seems to be fair game for such
characters. It is not a particularly
"easy" town for residents; men
who have lived here for some years
and been good customers complain
that if they get a little "hard-up"
and wish to ran credit for a short
time until business improves, they
find Vietoria a "hard" town. But
the stranger is a different matter;
let him dress well and have a suave
manner and he may order anything
he likes, and have it "put down." It
is only a question of knowing hojw
to do it. "Entertain strangers, for
thereby some have entertained angels
unawares," says the author - of
the Enistle to the Hebrews. An excellent maxim, only unfortunately
there is no specification as to the
colour, and for the most part they
anpear to have been black ones in
Victoria. I cannot help thinking
that the same confidence so readily
"laced in these strangers might well
he accorded regular customers, who
are also residents. I am not writing this with any personal animus,
as I am only just coming out of the
chrysalis stage of stranger myself,
but I do know many people who
have lived in Victoria for long
vears, and who, owing to the tittle-
tittle which is an indisputable quality of the Capital, find it really difficult to mn a bill for more than a
month, as everyone knows the exact
extent of their income.
Eagle's Ball.
On Friday, February 17th, the
seventh annual ball of the Eagles
was held and was voted a great success. There was a numerous attendance, a good orchestra and a
smooth floor. The Assembly Hall
was tastefully edorned for the occasion, many of the decorations used
in the Native Sons' ball being still
left up, including the pretty device
of falling snow.
Amongst the many amusing and
original costumes displayed were the
following, which perhaps caught the
eye more than others. Two deaths,
one a skeleton, and the other a student of anatomy; one Weary Willie,
who hardly looked ready to drop
with fatigue; a Robinson Crusoe; a
coal miner with lamp. This last was
a decided novely, as were the two
gnomes, male and female. A lady
eagle was also striking. A comic
sight was seen when the bear and his
leader entered the hall, but undoubtedly the hit of the evening was
scored by Mrs. Droob and Mr.
Fisher as members of the barn-yard
family. The trade advertisement costumes were also very much in evidence, notably Shakespeare's jewelry
store, represented by a man inside
a hrnre watch; Porter's by a butcher; the Caporal cigarette, by a Blue
Danube Hussar, and last but not
least, the Gold Dust Twins.
Tlie general effect of the whole
scene was one of the gayest, and
tended to make the popular society
more popular still.
Notice to Architects—Competitive   Designs.
The Government of British Columbia
invite Arichitects to submit competitive
designs for a new Court House which
it is proposed to erect at Vancouver,
B. C, at a cost not exceeding $150,-
The drawings, addressed to the Hon.
the Chief Commissioner and superscribed "Design, Court House, Vancouver," are to be sent in or before
the loth March, 1906, tccompanied by
a specification and report.
The drawings, specification and report shall have no distinguishng mark
or motto, the author's name beng enclosed in a blank sealed envelope securely attached to the drawings submitted.
The drawings shall include only a
floor plan of each floor, section and two
elevations, tnd shall be drawn to an
eight scale. The sectional parts of the
walls shall he blanked in, and the elevations shall be in line otily in ink. No
etching or colouring of any kind shall
be permitted.
The accommodation shall consist of;
(1.) Boiler room; (2.) Police Department; (3.) Six cells; (4.) Timber
Agent's Office; (5.) Assessor and Collector's office; (6.) Agricultural Department; (7.) Assize Court; (8.) Full
Court; (q.) County Court; (10.)
Chambers Court; (11.) Small Debts
Court; (12.) Six Judges' rooms; (13.)
Barristers' room; (14.) Law Society
Library; (15.) Sheriff's office; (16.)
Registrar Supreme Court office; (17.)
Registrar County Court office; (18.)
Tax Cost office; (io.) Stenographer's
room; (20.) Grand Jury room; (21.)
Petty Jury room; (22.) Witnesses'
rooms; (23.) Caretaker's quarters;
(24.) Land Registry office; (25.) Vaults
for Court records; (26.) Water closets,
It is suggested that the Land Registry office shall be a separate fire-proof
building and therefore the design shall
show it as an annex on one side of the
main building. The corresponding annex on the other side shall accommodate
all offices not directly connected with
the Courts.
The design shall be so arranged that
additions harmonizing with the original
building can be made as the public service may require it.
The drawings shall be adjudicated upon by Messrs. Darling and Pierson, of
Toronto Institute of Architects.
The design first placed by the judica-
tors shall receive a premium of $350,
and the design receiving second place
The Government does not bind itself
to erect the building from any of the
desipns submitted.
The site of the proposed building is
Block 51, situated immediately west of
the C. P. R. Hotel, between Georgia
Street and Robson Street on the south
and Howe Street and Hornby Street
on the west.
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C„ loth February, 1906.
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j    Seven varieties for 25c.
Also sold in bulk.
Citv Market. Victoria.
Consisting of SPECIAL RED SE»L (Known*as House of Commons)  BLACK  AND
The "Royal House' old" is a new brand on this market, specially imported lor the
holidavs It costs ■ little more than ordinary Scotch Whiskies; but, then, nothing is too
■rood for'vicorians. The 'Royal Household Scotch Whisky" mBy be had of Fell & Co.
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Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land: Commencing
at a post marked northeast corner, situated on the left bank of the Skeena
river, 200 chains below the confluence
of the Bulkley and Skeena rivers, running 20 chains east, thence 20 chains
south, thence west to the bank of the
Skeena river, 35 chains, thence following the meanderings of the river, up
stream, to point of commencement, containing 120 acres more or less.
Hazelton, B. C, Dec. 8, 1005,
JOHN C. K. SEALY, Locator.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the following described lands,
situated about three miles southeast from Little Canyon of the Skeena river and adjoining Copper river,
described as commencing at a post
marked "initial post" of L. Shaw,
southwest corner, thenee 80 chains
north, thence 80 chains east, thence
80 chains south, thence 80 chains
west to point of beginning, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Vancouver, B. ft, Jan. 25, 1906.
L. SHAW, Locator.
The Original Grand View
Opposite C. P, R. Depot.
Bass's Celebrated Burton Ale on Draught.
"An 'orderly' house kept by an 'orderly' man."
Faces on two streets, Cordova and Water.
The house of Vancouver if you want to meet an
up-country man. Everything first-class. Din-
lug Room unexcelled. Rates from $1.00 per day
and up, and all good rooms.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the following described lands,
situated about two miles southeast of
the Little Canyon of the Skeena river, described as commencing at a
post marked "initial post" of A. E.
Gaker, southwest corner, thence 80
chains west, thence 80 chains north,
thence 80 chains east, thence 80
chains south to point of beginning,
containing 640 acres more or less.
A. E. BAKER. Locator.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date we intend to apply
to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for the permission to purchase the north half
of section 9 and the south half of
section 16, all in township 7, Coast
range 5, Bulkeley Valley, containing
640 acres more or less.
John D'Orsay, Agent.
Dated January 25th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the following described lands,
siuated about two and a half miles
south of Little Canyon of the Skeena river, described as commencing at
a post marked "initial post" of
Frank Lecson, northeast corner,
thence 40 chains west, thence 80
chains north, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains south ao point of
beginning, containing 320 ocres more
or less.
Vancouver, B. ft, Jan. 25, 1906.
FRANK!   LEESON, Locator.
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nnd Works for permission to purchase the following described lnnds,
situated about two miles southwest
of Little Canyon of the Skeena river, described as commencing at a
post marked "Initial post" of L.
Ross, northeast corner, thence 80
chains south, thence 80 channs west,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80
chains east to point of beginning,
containing 640 acres more or less.
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Miss Nancy O'Neill
A Charming Personality—A Brilliant
Miss O'Neil, whether on the stage
or off, does not pose; she is perfectly natural and direct, and therein
lies much of the secret of her power.
When a representative of the Week
suggested to Mr. MeKee Rankin that
if Miss O'Neil was not too much
occupied he would be delighted to
interview her in the interests of his
papiir, it took that urbane gentleman just five minutes to make the
arrangement and to usher him into
the presence of the star. Miss O'Neil
was graciousness itself, and with
kind words and hospitable reception
qpickly placed the enquirer at his
ease. ,
It is not always possible to judge
of an actress' personality, or even
her natural appearance across the
footlights, and Miss O'Neil is no
exception to this rule. Tennyson
might well have had her in his mind
when he penned these memorable
lines in his "dream of fair women":
"A daughter of the gods   divinely
"And most divinely fair."
She is in every sense of the word
a very beautiful woman, beautiful
not only in form and feature, in
general carriage and bearing, but
in the soul-light which gleams in
her eyes, and illuminates her face.
She is the very counterpart of thc
lovely form with which critics have
by common consent allied their conception of Princess Plavia, in the
"Prisoner of Zenda," with her classical features, a fine intellectual nose,
blue eyes, flaxen hair in abundance,
with just a shade on her eyebrows,
she satisfies the most exigent demands of the artist and the poet.
Nor'is her personal beauty less than
her charm of manner and kindliness
of disposition.
To the question why so little had
been seen of her in this country
Miss O'Neil explained that she had
been on the stage just twelve years
and had spent half that time abroad.
To quote her own words: "I Just
went on in minor parts in New York
in 1893. Three years later I was
playing Leah in "The Jewess."
This is the part which Miss Bate-
man, of Lyceum fame, made her own
for so many years Then in rapid
succession followed Camille Fedora,
La Tosca and Hedda Gabler, and I
had found my metier.
"But you must know I have made
two Antipodean tours, playing in
Australia, New Zealand and South
Africa I was there at the time of
the war and played in Capetown.
Pietermaritzburg, Durban, Port
Elizabeth and, strange to say, in
Delagoa Bay.
"Let me say that everywhere under the British flag I met with the
utmost kindness, and was feted and
spoilt by everybody Lord and Lady
Tennyson in Australia, and Lord and
Lady Cromer in Egypt being among
my most loyal patrons and kindest
friends. So you must not be surprised that I hove been abroad so
much and have done so little work
on this continent."
Miss O'Neil has only just returned from her last Australian tour,
having landed a few days ago. She
purposes playing in the West and
Middle West, and then going on for
a summer rest at her beautiful little home near Boston, for as she
naively remarked: 'Although I am
such a traveller I have a home, just
a sweet little retreat, which I recently purchased, so that I might
not feel that I was a homeless
After resting tliere Miss O'Neil
starts on what she calls her grand
tour, embracing Egypt, India and
Siam, and back by way of the Antipodes. She leaves in November next
and cannot tell how long the trip
will last, for her experience seems
to have been that engagements for
one month have run into three and
four, and in Melbourne and Sydney
even more. She declares that, returning there is almost like going
home, so friendly and appreciative
lias her reception been.
Asked why she did not turn towards the Mecca of all great
artistes, London, Miss O'Neil replied: "Oh, of course that is the
goal of my ambition, you may not
know that I played there a short
season in 1898 in the "Jewess," but
the difficulty is that one must
either own or lease a theatre in order to get before the public, and
that is a big undertaking for a
young actress. I hope, however, to
be able to campass it after my next
foreign tour."
Miss O'Neil then gave an interesting account of her dramatic studies
and ideals. Said she: "I have seen
every great actor and actress I
could, and watched their methods. I
have naturally derived the greatest
inspiration from Bernhardt, Duse
and Rejane. I think it is the duty
of everyone who has chosen the stage
for a career to become thoroughly
conversant with its history and tia-
ditions, the great plays and the gr>»at
players, and this has been both rny
aim and my hobby. Every representation of a classical character
is tinged by the traditions of for n-
er glorious portrayals, and their
glamour must ever remain, however
strong the individuality. To disregard these is to offend the dramatic sense. This is why an actor
should be "au fait" with what in
the dramatic world stands for t'lo
same thing as a precedent in law-
Then I have derived much assistance
from a study of the stage of different countries. I am a great admirer
of German methods—so intellectual
and analytical, reflecting the intense
rationalism of their nation. But perhaps I have been more impressed
recently with the Russian plays in
New York, which were simply marvellous in the profundity of their
human interest, literally throbbing
and vibrating with life. The genius
of the Russian stage faithfully reflects the surging life of its people
and their Titanic struggle for the
solution of the most vital and insistent of social problems."
Speaking of her work during her
present visit to Victoria, Miss O'Neil
said she would have preferred to
open with "Magda," but was highly gratified at the reception accorded
to "Elizabeth," suffice to say that
whatever she offers to Victoria
audiences in the future, and everyone
who saw her hopes it. will be in the
near future, she is assured of a
hearty welcome, and the homage of
all who can appreciate the work of
a great actress and a charming
woman. But when all is said and
done, her magnificent powers are
wasted in Western and Antipodean
tours, and it is a safe prediction
that whenever she appears on the
London stage her wanderings will
have ended for many years. With
the single exception of Margaret
Anglin, who is greatly her inferior
in stage presence and style, she is
the only young actress giving promise of becoming a successor to the
trio of great ones already named,
who are nearing the end of their
career, and she is the only actress
of latter days who in some subtle
way suggests reminicences of Ris-
The predictions of those who said
that the concert given at the High
School on February 16th would be
a great success were abundantly fulfilled. The concert, which was held
under the direction of Mr. Howard
Russell, was to raise a fund for the
High School Athletic Club. The
talent represented all that was best
in Victoria. The concert was opened
hy a piano solo by Mrs. (Dr.) Robertson, who showed wonderful execution nnd was loudly encored. Miss
Silencer followed with two songs,
the second of which, "My Curly-
Headed Babby," was particularly
well received. Next came Miss Lev-
eirson, who was also encored. Mrs.
Moresby's pupil, Miss Bnckett, then
mounted Hip steps; she appeared to
he slightly nervous in her first sony,
but on being recalled sang reallv
well. Mrs. Pooley. who was loudly
arrolanded on her appearance on the
«i>i»p. and was accompanied by Mrs.
Robertson, rendered two song's in a
splendid manner and was succeeded
by Mrs. Moresby. Mrs. Moresby
showed signs of fatigue in her first
song, but she seemed to throw it off
in her second, and when she appeared later on to give a third she
gave an exquisite rendering of a
pathetic ballad.
The same order was followed in
the second part of the entertainment,
but no encores were allowed. One
of the features of this portion of
the concert was Miss Leveirson's
singing of Tosti's "Good-bye."
Throughout  the  performance,  except in the case of Mrs. Pooley, Mr.
Russell  acted as accompanist.
*   »   *
The Grand.
The present week's programme at
the Grand is one of the greatest laugh-
producers that Manager Jamieson has
yet entertained his patrons with. The
principal fun,-makers are Ted E. Box,
the one and only London music hall
star, who is making a bigger hit than
when he was here a year ago. A new
policeman's song which brings down
the house is "I've Got It All Down
in My Book." His other sings this
week are "Come Out of That at
Once" and "My Sister," introducing
his famous whistling specialties. Then
there is the uproariously funny sketch
by Morgan and Chester, entitled "Did
I Say Good-night," which defies the
greatest efforts of the most morosely
inclined to keep a straight face. The
trick bicycle act of the Martells ranks
with the others as a headliner, nothing
more wonderful ever having been seen
in Victoria. The Roberts Four have
a pretty little sketch entitled "The
Doll's Dilemma," in which are introduced good singing and dancing.
Miss Alice Wildermere in illustrated
song and a new lot of moving pic
tures conclude a banner programme.
There will be two matinees to-day,
beginning at. 2:30, at which only 10
cents will be charged for children,
and the week closes with the usual
performances to-night, beginning
sharp at 7:30.
Manager Jamieson is determined to
keep up the standard of the last number of weeks and has arranged for
the coming week one of the most expensive and, he firmly believes, one
of the best bills ever given at the
Grand. There are no less than three
headline acts. The Great Nello, assisted by Mme. Nello, will present the
most unique novelty juggling act in
vaudeville. Ralph E. Cummings & Co.
will be seen in a regular scream in
the shape of a comedietta entitled '' A
Game of Heats." The skit is extremely clever in plot, brilliant in
dialogue and, best of all, admirably
acted. Mr. Cummings is a legitimate
actor of national reputation, and his
supporting ladies do full justice to
their respective roles. Stoddard and
Wilson, comedy musical artists, in
"The Rat Catcher," have been making a big hit everywhere. Rosalie
Sheldon is a vivacious serio-comic.
Miss Alice Wildermere will sing the
illustrated song, "Somebody's Waiting for Me," and the moving pictures
are entitled "The Bicycle Robber"
and "Life-Saving Up-to-Date."
Prof. M. Nagel's work as conductor and his overture, Godard's second
concerto, were the subject of much
favourable comment throughout the
week. During the comig week he will
play as an overture "The Air Espag-
nol." by Chaminade.
TWe will be no matinee Monday,
the first performance starting at 7:30.
On Tuesday and for thc balance of
the week there will be the usual daily
matinee and night performances.
Vancouver Social.
A gentleman who has been canvassing the city in the interests of a well
known directory informs us that tliere
are 316 veal estate offices in Vancouver. There are offices opening every
day, and although all of them are not
making fortunes, it is a quick road
to riches for some. One well known
real estate man had a net profit for
100.1 of approximately $17,500, after
paying all expenses. Tt is easy to
realise the large number of real estate
brokers by the number of signs we
see on vacant lots. On one lot on
Granville street the writer counted
the signs of no less Ihan thirty-six
different  firms,
'•Here's  to  him   who thinks the
most good and speaks the least
III of his neighbors."
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Building Inspector McSpadden —
New Electric Railway— The Whatcom Tabooed—Date Lines—Vancouver Police—The Telephone Girls-
Sporting News—Real Estate Offices
—Stave Lake Power Co.—Taxes on
Church Property.
Nance O'Neil gave three performances at the Vancouver and two at
at the Victoria theatres this week.
In Victoria she produced Elizabeth
and Magda, and in Vancouver she
gave the same plays for evening
performances and Monna Vanna as
as the Thursday matinee. Miss
ONeill is a wonderful tragedienne,
but of all her three plays there is
not one bright spot with the solitary
exception of some slight oomedy in
the first acts of Magda. Her plays
deal with the under or seamy side of
life, but with an able company supporting her they make a deep impression.
• »   •
Building Inspector McSpadden, of
Vancouver, has sat down hard on
the vaudeville trust. They applied
for pcnnission to remodel the People's Theatre, and although the proposed changes were not approved,
went on with their plans. Now Mr.
McSpadden has announced that he
will not approve the plans, and it
is probable that an entirely new
theatre of brick construction will
have to be erected in place of the
old shell that was known as the Peoples.
• •   •
A new electric railway to cost five
million dollars is to be constructed
at once between Vancouver and Seattle. The company plan to run
electric trains between the two cities
in four hours, whereas the fastest
railway trains now take six hours
for this run. If the Seattle-Everett
line can be absorbed the new line
should be constructed between New
Westminster and Everett very rapidly, for the only difficult engineering
to be encountered is between Burr
lington Junction and Bellingham. It
is planned to secure running rights
over the B. C. E. R. from the Fraser
to Vacouver. The new line is being
financed by Mr. James A. Moore and
Seattle associates.
• •   •
The C. P. R. Co. has been asked
to continue the steamer Princess
Beatrice on the Seattle-Victoria
route for another month, although
she has already been on the run one
month more than the original agreement called for. The Alaska Steamship Company state that they have
not a boat ready for the run yet, as
the steamer Whatcom is on the
Sound route. There is a reason for
this is that the steamer Whatcom will
not pass the Canadian regulations and
cannot get a passenger permit for the
route, and that is why she is not
available. We are subject to correction, but it is a well known fact that
the Whatcom is an old-time boat and
her day is about over. It is possible that the new steamer Crescent
will be placed on the run in April by
the Alaska Steamship Company.
• •   •
Why does not a certain Vancouver
evening daily put date lines on its
"special cable" mattert   Is it bev-
and the Vancouver paper gets a copy
of the matrix from about four days
late and punches out the date 1 Those
"cables" look suspiciously like specials appearing in a certain United
States Middle West Sunday paper!
• •   *
If the methods of the Vancouver
police are all on a par with one which
was witnessed by the writer on Monday last, it is small wonder that the
city has to pay so many damage suits
and that the people are clamoring for
a change in police methods. The
writer was standing near the cprner
of Westminster avenue and Cordova
street on Monday afternoon last, when
his attention was attracted by two
men struggling on the sidewalk a
short distance away. One man seemed
slightly under the influence of liquor
and his legs were unsteady. He was
in the grip of a powerful looking man
with greyish hair, wearing a brown
cravanette coat and hat, who proved
later to be a police officer of high
rank. The drunk slipped through his
arms to the sidewalk, when the officer deliberately drew back his arm
and struck him a fierce blow behind
the ear with his fist. This partially
stunned his prisoner, who was not
proving unruly, but doubtless aggravating. The drunk was past the stage
where he could take orders to march,
and had the officer the usual degree
of common sense he would have realised that. It was only recently that
one man got heavy damages from the
city for the way he was handled at
the city jail, and it looks as if this
will not be the last case if present
methods are allowed to continue.
• «   •
The Vancouver telephone girls are
preparing for another strike. The
telephone octupus has been spreading
the seeds of discontent between the
girls and the union, and things bid
fair to favour the company when suddenly the girls realised that they were
being hoodwinked, and they promptly
held a meeting. Now thirty girls are
members of the union and five of the
remaining eight will stand by them.
At the time of writing, negotiations
between the girls and the company
are in progress, and the former state
that as far as they are concerned
they have made known their demands
and the company must accept or refuse them, and there will be no halfr
way measures. They also want it in
writing, for they have no confidence
in the honeyed words of the magnates.
One of the girls expressed it to the
writer as follows:   " 's word is
not worth five cents." Should the
girls go out on strike there-will be
a nice time in store for the business
men who rely on the telephone.
• »   •
In our next issue the sporting page,
which had to be discontinued for lack
of space, will be started again and an
endeavor made to give a weekly review of all the leading sports. Persons having items of interest areasked
to forward them to the sporting editor, The Week, Vancouver, B. C.
• •   •
Electricity is now being recognised
as the power of the age, and all
streams available for water power to
generate electricity are being snatched
up by speculators. The Stave Lake
Power Company has tied up the rights
to Stave Lake power, and now the
Burrard Power Company is seeking to
secure the right for the Lillooet River
and to divert the water by means of
large flumes to the Fraser River near
Port Haney, where they propose erectr
ing a large power house. Should the
new company propose taking the
greater portion of the water from the
river for their purposes, the settlers
can be counted on to voice a protest.
And then the anglers will have their
howl, for the Lillooet is the best trout
stream in the vicinity of Vancouver.
• •   •
Westminster Liberals are awakening to the fact that the "machine"
politics are not to the best interests
of their city. Senator Templeman, or
rather ex-senator and now Minister
of Inland Revenue, was the representative of New Westminster district in
the Upper House. Now, Mr. Templeman used to visit his constituency
just whenever convenience suited him
or his services were needed at election time. The genial senator used
lo bob up at some political confab
and then catch the last car to Van-
cause it is special to some other paper | couver.   Somehow the Royal City cli
mate did not seem to agree with him.
And then the mainland Liberals kick
about the island having two senators.
The report that Mr. Riley is after
the vacancy has roused the Grits and
they have passed a memorial to the
Government urging the appointment
of a local man to the vacancy. There
was great kicking over the Victoria
man getting the portfolio in preference to Mr. Macpherson of Vancouver,
and if the new senator be an island
man there will he one great big yell
in the Liberal camp. Just who the
Royal City Liberals want for the
vacancy is not stated outside the
sacred circle, but in the opinion of
The Week they are pulling strings in
the interests of Mr. Robert Jardine.
At the time of the last general election there was a split in the Liberal
party in New Westminster, and the
selection of Mr. J. B. Kennedy as
somewhat in the nature of a ccm-
promise between the Bron and Jar-
dine interests. Mr. Kennedy is supposed to be attached to the Bro-™
faction, and therefore it was arrange J
for the Liberal patronage to go to
Mr. Jardine. Since that time the latter gentleman has spent, the grsuter
portion of his time in Ottawa, and
at one time it was current that he
was to be made Lieutenant-Governor.
At the present stage it seems to be
that New Westminster must have the
governorship or the senatorship for
their man, and which job Mr. Jardine
will get is a matter of conjecture yet,
but the postoffiee staff at New Westminster is said to be overworked sorting mail for Ottawa, and the wires
are said to he hot to the melting
point. The construction of the new
snagboat in Victoria was one sore
point in the Royal City, and now the
appointments are an open sore and
Vancouver seems to be standing by
the sister city.
Miss Humphreys was the hostess of
a delightful card party at her home
on Wednesday evening last.
• •   *
The home of Miss Daisy Lett of
Haro street was the scene of a pretty
dance last Tuesday evening.   About
eighty guests were present, and all
spent a most enjoyable evening.
.   •   •
Mrs. Henderson entertained at
bridge on Tuesday evening, four tables
being filled.
Miss Maude Young of Comox street
left on Tuesday for Los Angeles,
where she will be married to Mr.
Charles Mattison, a former Vanocu-
verite, now in business in the Southern eity.
• ■ •   *
At the home of the bride's parents,
Mount Pleasant, on Wednesday morning, Rev. A. E. Hetherington united
in marriage Miss Florence Harford
and Mr. Moses K. Norman. The
bride was attended by Miss Cora
Devlin, while Mr. Cleveland Long was
groomsman.   The honeymoon is being
spent in the Sound cities.
»   »   *
The Baptist Union has come out
flatfooted in favour of the taxation
of all church property. The other
churches have joined in an appeal
to the City Council asking for exemption from taxation of all their property. The Baptists declare themselves in favour of the present separation of church and state, and in
this they will receive great support
from the business men. If an example of the result of non-taxation
of church-owned property is wanted,
go to St. James street and other
streets in Montreal where religious
orders own whole blocks and pay not
one cent of taxes, yet their neighbors
are taxed extra to pay for police
protection, streets, etc., iu front of
these blocks. Churches and edifices
used for religious purposes should be
exempt, but all other property should
be taxed on a par with property
owned by private individuals.
• »   #
Society was out in force at thc
Pender Hall on Friday evening, the
occasion being the annual ball of the
Western Club. The ball was a great
success, there being over a hundred
couples present. The music was excellent, and the supper one of the
most elaborate ever served in the
city. The ball committee is to be
congratulated on the success of their
efforts, and future balls of this popular club will be eagerly looked forward to.
In our two previous articles we dealt
at some length on banking in its relation to the progress of Victoria, and the
tanker's conscience. In the first article we conclusively proved the evil effect of eastern capitalists' control of
the currency of a western business
community; in the second we pointed
out the lamentable state of the present
day bank manager from a psychological standpoint. In this article we will
deal with banking in Victoria from a
trading point of view.
All the great thinkers and writers
who have dealt with the somewhat dry
subject of trade are agreed on one
point; it is that a trading concern, to
be of any real benefit to the community
in which it is situated, must be reciprocal in its dealings; in other words,
a concern or community which all the
time is engaged in taking crops out
of the business soil and putting back
nothing tn return, is a menace to the
rest of the community in its immediate
A bank is just as much a trading
concern as any store in Victoria, be it
large or small, and whilst we do not
for a moment allege the banks are taking all out and putting nothing back,
we emphatically maintain, in their present condition of eastern control, they
are day by day denuding the business
soil of its fertility without giving adequate reciprocity, which is the main
fertilizer of all business communities;
as a matter of fact, scientific writers
have proved up to the hilt that It Is the
essential feature of the existence of
business; without it trade will sooner
or later come to and end.
Let us get down to practical examples. A bank trades in money, and incidentally, whilst engaged in so doing, requires like every other trader,
certain staples or raw materials together with a number of accessories; it
is from the profit of these staples and
accessories, and in the exchange and
barter connected therewith that the
rest of the community benefit.
A bank's raw material is money; as
shown in our first article the bankers
in Victoria are taking every cent of
this raw material they can acquire.
For what purpose? Simply to distribute and benefit other communities
outside of Viotoria, and so long as the
control of these banks is vested in men
living at great distances from Victoria
this danger will be ever present.
Let us turn to the accessories which
are more visible and will appeal more
rapidly to the every day business man
who probably has not the time nor desire to carefully think out the larger
and more important element of the staple dealt in.
One of the main accessories used by
bankers for the purpose of carrying on
their business is stationary and printing. Ask any of the leading printers
in Montreal, New York or London, and
you will find some of the best customers are the bankers; ask any printer in
Victoria and you will find that the
bank's trade with them is infinitesimal.
Look at a Bank of British North America check and you will see the Imprint of a London printer, Waterlow
& Co. We think we are also correct
in stating their notes carry the same
imprint; turn to notes of the Imperial
Bank of Canada, and you will find the
same tale legibly written on their notes.
The other banks, in the majority of
cases, have had the forethought to
leave out the imprint, but you will
find that not a single cent of this beneficial work is distributed in Victoria,
and yet we have printers who are dally
good customers of the banks.
Turn to the other items of stationery, such as letter paper, account
books, etc., and you will find that almost every item is purchased either in
Eastern Canada or ln England. Very
occasionally an order for printing is
given out here by the bankers, but it
is just for that sort of printed matter
which is small in quantity and large in
irritating details of work which never
pays the printer and which an eastern
printer would not care to handle; In
other words, our printers get the
"bones that are flung from the children's tables." We have no hesitation
In stating that quite a number of
printers' employees would be kept regularly at work amongst ub If this unfair method of dealing did not exist.
The excuse made by a bank manager,
if confronted with this utterly unfair
treatment, is always the same—
"We have nothing to do with the ordering of these goods, they are all supplied us from the head office."
Here you have evidence of the evil of
this eastern control so far as we are
concerned in Victoria, and also of the
India Rubber Doll manager who,
though with us, la not of us.
Go across to Seattle, Inquire of the
printers there, as we have done, and
you will find the bankers are most excellent customers, giving them every
atom of work possible; helping along
the life blood of the business community, and not stagnating it as in Victoria.
Another staple used by bankers in
their trade Is clerical labor. What labor benefit does Victoria get from these
eastern bankers? No benefit whatever; instead of a benefit It is a curse.
There Is not a single bank pays wages
consistent with western payments.
Their pay-roll Is scheduled entirely on
eastern rates. The result of this Is we
have hundreds of lads and youths ln
Victoria who are entering   Into   the
China for
<f If the body of the ware is
not just right, it means disappointment when the ware
comes out of the kiln, after
days of labor with color and
For economy's sake you need not court
disaster with china of uncertain character
—disaster is the only term sufficiently
descriptive of the art student's feeling!
when a piece doesn't "come our1 well
Our stock offers the best makes, of uo*
failing firing qualities, at very modes)
Don't take chances.
"      W 805
business world. In other cities a bank
is one of the avenues which finds beneficial employment for a portion of this
stream of young manhood; In Victoria
only those can afford to enter a bank
whose fathers or mothers are lucky
enough to be able to supplment the salary with money from their own pocket,
with the result that a bank is generally
the occupation for a youth who hopes
some day or other to inherit a portion
of the father's money; and, greater evil
still, this avenue of employment Is cut
down to a minimum. If these banks
were governed by western men residing amongst us this evil would cease to
exist. At present, the directors of
these banks are so far away, they
laugh us to scorn and deliberately employ underpaid clerical labor from
We hate to drag in the almost sacred name of charity, but it is necessary. In London .Montreal and New
York the banks are in the fore front
in all charitable contributions. Their
name generally appears at the head of
the list, and for sums which are of real
value to the community; go through
the charity lists In Vietoria and you
will see that, although banks do contribute in some measure, It Is a wretched amount in comparison with what.
they should give.
After years of weary struggle, British Columbia has managed to secure a
representative in the cabinet; when
will the business men of British Columbia wake up to the fact that if they
desire any real progress the very first
essential is to get their banking and
currency in their own hands and not
to have it under the control of men
who do not care a snap of the fingers
for western requirements.
Now Betty was a pretty maid
And Ned a modish man,
But Master Ned was sore afraid
Of Betty and her fan.
For much it grieves me to relate
That naughty little Bet,
Despite her prudish mincing gait,
Was simply a coquette.
She oft would hold her fan so high
He scarce could see her face;
Yet e'er a bright and dancing eye
Observed htm through the lace!
At length when Ned declared his love (
Miss  Betty's smile was kind;
Alack! he could not see above
He dared not peep behindl
In fine the fan concealed her joy,
And Ned was none too bold,
Miss Bet in sooth was only coy
But Ned believed her cold!
He fled to hide unmanly tears
While Betty pined in vain
When he in quick succeeding years
Became another's swain.
The moral of my tale is wise,
Pray mark it maid and man
To men; "Be bold to seize the prize."]
To maids: "Beware a fan."
^A^9fes&^9jk^5&^l^s^|rjifc? i An engagement that .will be notable
,ju  ■ oy- in a variety of respects is that of
cf AUSiC  and Mr- Charles B- Hanford at the Vic-
TF TP toria this (Saturday)   evening,   the
TP 1 hp (^fJHTlJl ^ ^amous exponent of Shakespearean
^       A 11^    Lf I 0.111CI. ^ roleg been geen in a double biUj the
^^5^?ife?ft>l^9ik^94?#^|ift?l^k? splendid little one-act Napoleonic play
«.*** + * + *** + **. of (<The Qld Quard„   and   ghake_
Lahra Frankenfleld. ispeare's rollicking comedy descriptive
In those cities where Miss Franken- |°f "The Taminf °* *e Shrew'"
field has been appearing in her strong!    Qn Tuesday next there m be an
emotional roles she has become well »at-home" given by Dixi H. Ross &
known, and she has rapidly risen to Co.  at their  store  on  Government
be, acknowledged as one of the fore- i street.   This is a new departure in
most  afctresses  in  the   West.    Her
name alone is sufficient to draw packed houses.   It is not to be wondered
at that local managers are anxious
I    to book her.   All know her to be a, ,    ,     ,	
finished and painstaking artist and «°mposer, who has left behind him a
that she always has a well balanced maf* of musical compositions, suc-
and efficient company and a fie play,! eumbed to pneumonia, and now lies
but all do not know of her literary, re^ted \ h3? manv ad™s-   He
'was born at Carlsruhe, Baden, Ger-
Victoria   business   circles, and one
which should prove profitable to its
enterprising promoters.
»   *   *
Henri Strauss is dead.   The great
many, in 1831, and in his youth he
had the finest training possible under
NOTICE is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase
the following described land, situated
in the Skeena District: Commencing
at a post planted on the east boundary
of the old Kitzequla Indian Reserve,
on the left bank of the Skeena River,
and marked "S. J. F., N. W. corner";
thence south 80 chains, along the Indian Reserve line; thence east 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains to place of commencement, and containig 640 acres, more
or less.
Hazelton, December 8th, 1905.
'Companies' Act, 1897."
genius.   When the great novel "Quo
Vadis" as at its zenith, Miss Frankenfleld conceived the idea of drama- .   ....
A- •     -i.    i<T4.       u v.. „,,„> >> „„u the best European masters.   In 1878
tizing it.   "It would be great,    said                      £
2,    f       ,.               ■   ,,,   , -, „    .f he came to Boston, where he was
the dramatic managers, "but it can t                               .' .
1      1      )>     nn.         11   ~~;a   Mt™. accompanist and pianist to the Ole
be   done."     "It   can,"   said   Miss £ V,  ,
"     ,    „ .,      j   ,    ',    ,    „^„„j Bull Company at its commencement.
Frankenfleld, and she at once proved f   ' . .. .  •
•i.    «     i   11   it   j       t-»„+iL w.„ Later on he became the first violinist
it.   Eventually the dramatization was    „     .        Q        , ,
V,     j 1     i        1     j *_„™ «„„„„ of society.   Several years ago he came
sold and has been played from ocean .   ~ ,   .      ,      / b        ,
" . 1.     v * ii.„ to Victoria, where he was engaged as
to ocean, and has been one 01 the        .      . ' ^ »^
i   i      j   i-      „ ..  x. ..j,* „„i-   musical instructor by the Dunsmuir
greate^ productions ever brought out ,     ^
Miss Frankenfleld has dramatized the ^    ^ there ^     hQst rf J_
Play she « appearing in this season  sician  '   ^        who
"H^ Donble Life.;   It is from the ^
nen of Wilkie Collins, and has al,-      " ;'..   ■'   , ,. , ...  .
FVV j *i.» ...™i. versatile and extraordinary skill in
ready been pronounced the season's . .       .    . .   •',.,.
y       ,./   „    ,    ... „_„„„_. improvisation, and was in addition a
success.    Miss Frankenfleld appears ,,r   „      . '.   . ,        ..     _
.7  rr       Marvellous longuist, speaking German,
as Mercy Merrick   The company wdl * and English with equa
appear here Tuesday, March 2, at the ^.^   ^^ ^ ^ ^
Victoria ineatre. ^ hJg remaing were eremated in the oad
',       • m,    ,     ,.    ~ .      Fellows' cemetery last Saturday in
At the Watson Theatre the Prin- gan ■FnadKOt
gle Company have made their debut 	
in Victoria this. week.   From   the Ag  SEEN BY ^ SALT,  NOT  A
houses which have greeted them it SAILOR.
would  appear that they  are  satis-1 	
fying Victoria and that Victoria is j "Referring to the wreck I should like
satisfying them. This is eminently a fair chance to speak, but I should
satisfactory. During the past week not require any whitewash. I cannot
the havethey have been presenting express my contempt for the Salvor
a comedy drama entitled "Across and the like; she anchored here each
the Sea" in five acts, with Harry
Pringle as Baron Laboise, Johnnie
Pringle as Oliver Oliphant, Miss
Lansing Rowan as Cicely Blain and
Miss Florence Pringle as Psyche
Gay. For the last thre edays "Princess Fedora" has held the boards,
a Russian drama, in which Miss
Lansing Rowan takes the part of the
princess and Harry Fahrney that of
Louis Ipenoff, This is a particularly powerful piece and no lover of
melodrama should miss it. Next
week there will be two powerful
plays, commencing with "A Diamond Robbery."
*  *  *
The. inimitable Ted E. Box is here
again at the Grand, that is another
way of saying that this theatre is
nightly packed. Ted can always be
countd on to fill the house. This
time he is giving "Come Out of
That," "I've got it all down in my
book," and "My Sister." In addition he gives an extremely clever
whistling exhibition. Trick cycling
is the specialty of the Martells,
and a very clever turn their's is.
For a good laugh it is hard to beat
the sketch presetned by Morgan and
Chester. The Roberts Four appear
in "A Doll's Dilemma," a farce
modelled on the famous La Poupee.
There is some dainty dancing done
by' the children. Miss Alice Wildermere sings "Fly Away Birdie to
Heaven," accompanied by pictures,
and'the curtain falls on "The Barnstormers," a comic episode represented by the moving pictures. Next
week the list will be headed by The
Nellos, who claims to be the most
wonderful juggler on this coast.
•   *   •
Frank Pixley and Gustav Luders
wrote the opera "Woodland," their
latest and best opera, whicli Henry
W. Savage will present here for the
first  time  at  the  Victoria  Theatre _^^_™
Monday, February 26th, while they ^« Pass the resolution to have a. life-
•".       .      .    n    ,;        ~ ...      saving station at a future date."
were sojourning in Southern Cahfor-! 	
nit during the winter of 1902.   It was    Orator, excitedly.—The   British lion,
produced at the Tremont Theatre in'whether it is roaming the deserts of
Goston in April, 1904, and has since ™la °„ cllmb'ns the f^f3 of Can-
, , ,        ' 1 nda, will not draw ln Its horns or re-
enjoyed long and prosperous engage- ure into its shell.
ments in all the principal cities of | 	
tbe East and Middle West.   As a sue-1   "Alas!" sobbed   King   Arthur, "Sir
cess its record furnishes an unbroken 10a^a* lsrAenard;"    tha   nnpf
„ . .       ,       , ,        Nay,    remarked the court
series of triumphs wherever present
day before 5 p.m., and one morning at
8 to 8.30, with two hours run each way
to and from wreck. How much time
was left for her to give assistance?
Then again Inspector Collister says
that he never passed granulated cork
life belts; we have one such here with
the name on. Where is the lie? Two
pieces have been cut off; one, I know
has gone to Seattle by Passenger
Bunker; I helped pack it In my room
here; in fact T cut it off for him. I
am not on oath; can speak truth without; some cannot even when so bound.
Then again reports went from here,
and the writers did not know their
own work when it appeared ln the
papers. Let some one on the inquiry
be sent here privately. Everything
that could be done by these here was
done. I would have gone myself but
my time and duties here were as important, as the lines were in constant
use, and I could in some measure help
out for others, but there was no one
here to take hold of my part. There
has also been a grand recognition of
the services rendered from here; Mr.
Phare, of the Pacific Coast Shipping
Company, sending one case of whiskey
(1 dozen bottles). So far I know of
nothing more. I am free to admit,
those who went, did not' go for what
they could make; they went to assist
or to help others, and as to payment
did not think of it; but if the services
are worth recognition, I think they
are cheap at a case of whiskey.
"It must be remembered that the
news went from here to Victoria by C.
P. R. wire, consequently only what
was suitable could be sifted out If required. Then Mr. Troup was here
with a grand flourish of trumpets and
an explosion of the gas bag; and we've
done everything possible to be done.
Query: Why did the Salvor not patrol the sea, using her searchlight to
look out, Instead of being at anchor
here. This would have been the Humanity Act. If she was kept ready in
Victoria for emergency calls, how was
it that she was out of fresh water ln
two or three days, or even earlier?
This must have been that she was In
such a hurry, or she expected to get it
off the wreck. Well, how will it end?
Time only will tell, and it may only
end like a bottle of fizz. Then another
wreck. Boys, give the bottle a shake.
We're all right ashore.   Another shake
Province of British Columbia.
No. 334.
THIS is to certiy that Phoenix Insurance Company, of Brooklyn, is
authorised and licensed to carry on
business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out or
effect all of any of the objects of
the Company to which the legislative
authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate in the City of Brooklyn, in
the State of New York.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is one million dollars, divided into twenty thousand shares of
fifty dollars each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Vancouver,
and H. Bell-Irving, Financial Agent,
whose address is Vancouver, is the
attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 14th day of February,
one thousand nine hundred and six.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Sovvbg
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licenses are:
For the purpose of making insurance upon dwelling-houses, stores ;;iid
all kinds of buildings; also ujun
household furniture, merchandise,
ships and other vessels and their cargoes in port, and other proper l\',
against loss or damage by fire or by
lightning, or by wind storms and ti.r-
nadoes, and the risks of inland navigation and transportation, and upon
vessels, freights, goods, wares, rair-
chadise, specie, bullion, jewels, profits,
commissions, bank notes, bills of exchange and other evidences of debt,
bottomry and respondentia interests,
and to make all and every insurance
appertaining to or connected with
marine risks of transportation and
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following lands, situated about two
miles north of Lake Lakelse, and
about five miles south of Little Canyon, Skeeena River: Commencing at
a post marked "Walter Wllliscioft's N.
L. Cor."; thence running south 80
hains; thence west 40 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 40 chains
to point of commencement, containing
1-20 acres more or less.
Geo. Little, Agent.
December 8th, 1905.
Dainty Silver
Photo Frames
Are on view in our showrooms in all the
latest shapes; such as ovals, squares, up.
right and the new small circular frame.
The prices range from (i to $20.   Special
'' values at $2 and $3.
They Make Most Acceptable Wedding, Birthday and other
Gifts. We have just displayed a new selection
for your inspection.
"say rather that he Is simply 'enjoying
a good knight's rest.' "
Nurseries,  Greenhouses   St  Seed   Houses
B. C.
Headquarters for Pacific Coant Grown
Garden, Field mid Flow, r Seeds. New
crop now In stock and 011 text in our
greenhouses Ask your mcrclmnt for
the 1111 u soHlud packag. s. 11 lie doe* not
liauilli' them we will mall 50 assorted 5c.
packets of vegetable ai il ll"wer heeds
(onr own selection, suitable for II. C.gardens) for $1.00. Special prices on your
bulk seeds.
B. O. Grown Fruit and Ornamental
Trees now ready for spring shipment.
Kxtra niccsiork of twiuinil ihne-year
Apple Trees nt $20 per 100, $180 per 1,000;
Maynard Minns, $1.00 each; Italian
Pninc, two yenr, line, f.'S.PO per 100; Sugar
Prune, two year, line, $30 per 100
Full list ol other stock at regular
prices No expense, loss or delay of
luiiiiualinii (it Inspection.
Let mc price your list bclorc placing
your order.
Greenhouse Plains, Flnr Work, Bee
Supplies, Fruit Packages, Fertilizers, etc
3010 Wcstmlnsicr Rd.,   Vancouver, B.C.
Every reader of the Week is most cordially invited
to inspect the large arrivals of new wall-coverings, including papers, burlaps, prersed papers, etc., from the
leading factories, which we are now exhibiting in our
It is a mistake to leave, the choice of your Spring Decorations till late in the season. In these days there
are so many and varied artistic treatments for wall
decorations that you require considerable thought before
coming to a decision.
You can make your selection at any time and we
will do the work when you are ready.
Next to Five Sisters Block,
Spring Showing of New
In dealing at Paterson's Shoe Stores you have the
satisfaction of knowing we have NEVER followed
the practice ot putting fictitious values on the commencement of season prices in order to give appareut
reductions at the end of the seasan. We have
marked our Spring prices exceptionally low at the
You want Spring Footwear for Spring Wear
For Ladies.
Ladies' Vici Kid Lace Boots, dull mat tops, fashionable Blucher cut, welt soles, $4.00.
Ladies' Sorosis Vici Kid Lace Boots, new Sorosis
last, military heel, turn and welt sole, $4.50,
Ladies' Gun Metal Calf Blucher Cut Lace Boot, new fashionable
Royal last, $4.50.
Ladies' Kid Oxfords, in the latest and most fashionable styles, turn
and welt soles, the popular walking and dress shoe, $1.50 to $3.50.
70 Government St., j 132 Government St.,
* A Lady's Letter *
^ By  BABETTE. *&
Dear Madge:—The penitential
season of Lent is upon us, and it behoves me to put aside for a while
all follies, frills and furbelows,
which occupy so much of the feminine mind, and like the thoughtful,
pious soul, "to solitude retire.'
Personally it overwhelms me with
that '' wish-I-were-a-better-woman''
sort of feeling which is a manifestly
absurd indulgence for a person
whose natural tendencies are all in
the direction of virtue and charitable
dealing. To some people, of course,
it represents a period when they
have just got a new ball frock or
two and cannot wear them. To the
thrifty housewife it is always the
time when she thinks' of raising ber
house out of the dust and ashes of
winter and dressing her walls and
ceilings in all the season's bravery
of artistic burlap wall paper, etc.
In view of this, the inevitable house
renovating period (as well as the
soul cleaning time), it is important
to pay a visit to the Melrose Company.'s show rooms, where one is
at liberty to inspect the most artistic
collections of wall garnitures imaginable.
At the sales, which seem to be
more than ever crowded lately, really "stupendous bargains," to use
the sprightly clerk's efflorescent
oratory, have been going, and one
only wonders with gasps at each
freshly viewed "bargain" how
women can possibly hope to wear
all they have bought, even if the
year had twice its number of days
and seasons. To the woman who has
an aptitude for choosing her clothes
to suit her, and that innate knowledge of "what is what," whicli is
assuredly one phase of the genius
which is born and not made, these
seasonable clearances bring their
own blessing. Wise expenditure on
these occasions most certainly partakes of the nature of those crusts
which are said to return to one—
presumably in piscatorial form—after many days. The woman who
buys foolishly, and probably abuses
the institution of sales in general
for ever afterwards, is probably
given to unthinking expenditure at
all times, and so is hardly eligible
to be classed among the well dressed.
But the subject of judicious or injudicious shopping is running away
with me, and after all we must each
buy our own experience. "A'11 men
think all men mortal but themselves," and on the same contention
every woman thinks all the rest of
her sex, except herself, incapable of
buying the right tiling or going to
the right place for it, and I have
never yet discovered a feminine folly
that I could not secretly sympathise
with even if I were guiltless of it.
Apropos of sales, one of the most interesting in progress is Weiler
Bros.'s stock-taking sale. Here, I
may remark, one can never err in
the purchase of furniture, carpets.
etc., at reasonable prices, especially
when they bear the "Hall mark" of
this reliable establishment. One is
sure of getting the right thing, and
it is undoubtedly the right place to
Another important point is the advisability of buying the right thing
at the riclit moment. For instance,
in regard to footwear, who, in the
spring time, wants to burden herself with numerous pairs of heavy
us are half blind and we do not
know it. Ie would be my advice to
all, women especially, to have their
eyes examined and tested. I am
sure the ultimate result would mean
fewer headaches in many cases.
Challoner & Mitchell have the leading optician, and I have heard he
has given great satisfaction to those
who have consulted him. "En passant" I also wish to mention the
usefulness of the lorgnette. For
those who object to wearing the
regulation eyeglasses, the lorgnette
is decidedly smart and useful.
Challoner & Mitchell have a beautiful collection now on view, and I
hope shortly to possess myself of
The following is, I believe, the
true version of "The cat came
back." A bachelor, because of a
certain cat on the fence, could not
sleep one night. At the disturber
he hurled what he thought an empty
beer bottle; but, alas! it was full,
and the cat was dry, and the bachelor changed his residence, for each
night never a wink of sleep got he,
for the beer was "Lemps."
Victoria Social.
Mrs. J. D. Pemberton entertained
a host of her friends at tea on Friday of last week. The event was in
honor of her sister, Mrs. W. H.
Langley, who has but recently returned from her honeymoon in the
South. The charming hostess was
daintily gowned in pale pink crepe
de chine, while Mrs. Langley wore
a becoming frock of pale blue. Mrs.
Baiss, who assisted her daughters iii
receiving their guests, wore black
velvet with sequins. Among the
many friends who were bidden to
welcome back the bride were Mrs.
McLagan (Vancouver), Mrs. Gillespie, Mr. and Mrs. Garnett, Mr. ,P.
Garnett, Mrs. H. Pooley, Mrs. H.
Roberston, Mr. and Mre. Pigott,
Col. and Mrs. Hall, Mr. and Mrs.
Arundell, Mr. and Mrs. H. Langton,
Mss E. Brown, Miss Dupont, Miss
N. Dupont, Mr. and Mrs. Beaven,
Airs. Pemberton, Mrs. Beanlands,
Rev.   W.   B. and Mrs. Allan, Mrs.
Hickey and others.
• •   *
Mrs. Fagan entertained at the
ever popular bridge on Thursday
afternoon and evening, the guests
being Mrs. Parry, Mrs. Kirk, Mrs.
Amberry,  Mrs.  Irving, Mre. Bullen
and Mrs. Burton.
«  *  *
Mrs. Goulding Wilson was hostess at a most delightful "five hundred" party on Friday evening
last, the affair being gven in honour
of Mre. Charles Wilson (Vancouver,. The prizes were won by Mr.
and Mrs. Courtney, the consolation
prizes falling to the lot of Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Wilson. Thc guests were:
I Mr. and Mrs. Courtney, Mr. and
Mrs. . JAVilson, Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
Brett, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Church,
Mr. and Mrs. Green, Mr. and Mrs.
C. Todd,    Hon.  and  Mrs.  Charles
Wilson, Mrs. McLean, Mr. and Mrs.
D. R. eKnt, and Mr. and Mrs. Big-
geistaff Wilson.
»   •   «
Mrs. Elliot King entertained a
few friends at "bridge" on Monday evening last, the guests being
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Courtney, Miss
Dupont, Miss A. Dupont, Mrs. Knox
Williams, Mrs. Irving, Mrs. Tuck
and Mr. Durand.
• •   •
Mrs. Troup, "Rough Point," was
Mr. Babcock, Mr. and Mrs. D. R.
Ker, Miss Pitts, Mr. and Mrs. Butchart, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry McDonald.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Rand and son,-
from Vancouver, spent the week in
Victoria, staying at the "Roca-
• •   •
Mrs. Charles Wilson entertained a
number of her friends at bridge on
Friday afternoon at the "Roca-
• •   •
Mrs. Troup entertained at the tea
hour on Tuesday afternoon last in
honour of her guest, Mrs. H. McDonald (Nelson).
• »   •
Miss Creighton is the guest of
Mrs. H. B. Mackenzie, Labouchcre
• •   •
Miss Ida Cambie (Vancouver) is
visiting her sister, Mrs. -Tatlow.
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Mr. and Mre. Holt entertaned at
supper on Sunday evening before
leaving for their new home at Fernie. The guests were: Mr. and
Mrs. Rhodes, Mr. and Mre. Langley,
the Misses Hickey, Mre. Norton and
Mr.  Stahlsmidt.
Mrs. Shaw and the Misses Lugrin,
Gorge road, entertained at the tea
hour on Wednesday afternoon last
in honour of Mrs. Mclnnes. The tea
table was very pretty with pink
candelabra, pink carnations and
I tulips, with maidenhar fern. During the afternoon vocal' selections
were rendered by Miss W. Lugrin
and Miss N. Lugrn, which were
greatly apprecated by the guests.
Those present were: Mrs. Mclnnes,
Mre. Nash, Mrs. Garesche, Mrs.
Stanton, Mrs. Henderson, Mrs.
Templeman, Mrs. Hirsch, Mrs. Seabrook, Mrs. Atkins, Mrs. (Col.)
Hall, Mrs. Pigott, Mrs. Goulding
Wilson, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Fell, Mrs.
Arundell, Mrs. Macdonald (Rossland), Mrs. Elliott S. Rowe, Mrs.
Hinton, Mre. G. L. Milne.
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Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Goward are
expected back from California during the coming week.
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Mrs. J. Harvey and son are spending a few days wth Mrs. Croft,
"Mount Adelaide."
Invitation Dance.
The Invitation Dancing Club held
their last dance before Lent, on
Wednesday evening last at the Assembly Hall, a large number being
present. The rooms presented a
very bright appearance with decorations of ivy. evergreen and colored
lights, whle the supper room was delightfully spring-like with daffodils
and fern, the tables being done in
candelabra shaded with yellow crocus, daffodils and yellow tulle. The
music was snuplied by Miss Thain's
orchestra and proved most satsfac-
tory. Among the many pretty costumes worn by the ladies, those particularly noticed were Mrs. James
Dunsmuir in a beautiful gown of jet
nnd emerald green spangles; Miss
Dunsmuir looked sweet in pink Lb-
erty satin, with bertha of lovely
lnce: Mrs. Parry wore a pink crepe
de chine gown, with trimminsrs of
pink panne; Mrs. Griffiths looked
well in primrose yellow satin; Mrs.
Butchart wore a handsome black
dress; Mrs. A. D. Crease wore a
lovely lace robe; Mrs. Tatlow looked
well in black tucked chiffon over
white taffeta: Miss Butchart looked
Mrs. Hood was smart in black; Mrs.
Fagan's dress was pink mousseline
de oie; Mrs. C. M. Roberts looked
smart in black net over pink; Miss
Flumerfelt  wore   a handsome  black
dress;  Mrs.  C.   W.  Rhodes  looked
well in white satin; Miss Sehl wore
a quaint dress of mauve silk    and
violets; Miss Newcombe wore a black
frock with white lace bertha;  Miss
Walker wore white point de sprit;
Miss Hickey looked dainty in white
net over taffeta; Miss Violet Hickey
wore a pretty mauve    dress;    Miss
Loomis wore  white;  Miss    Cobbett
looked well in yellow    satin.    The
guests were:    The Misses Bell, Mr.
Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Bridgman, Miss
Bryden,  Miss  Bullen,   Mr.    Bullen,
Mrs. Butchart, the Misses Butchart,
Mr.  Babcock,    Miss    Browne,    the
Messrs. Browne, Miss Arbuckle, Mr.
and Miss Cobbett,    Mr.    Cornwall,
Mr.   and   Mrs. A. D. Crease, Miss
Cambie, Miss G. Cambie, Mr. Cambie,   Mrs.    Church, Mrs. and Miss
Dunsmuir,  Miss    Devereaux,    Miss
Drake, Miss Dupont, Miss P. Drake,
Miss  Eberts,  Miss  Edwardes,    Dr.
and  Mrs.  Fagan,   Miss  Flumerfelt,
Mr.   Gaudin,  the  Messrs.  Gillespie,
Miss  Green,  Dr.   and  Mrs.  Hasell,
Mrs.    and the Misses Hickey,' Mr.
Holt,  Mrs.  Hood,  Mr.    and    Miss
Halhed, Mrs. J. Harvey, Mr. Heisterman. Mrs. E. M. and Miss W. Johnson, Mrs. C. M. Roberts, Mrs. Lamp-
man, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Langley,
Mrs. Walter Langlev, Miss Langley,
Mr. Jas. Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. .A.
P. Lutxon, Miss Loewen, Mr.    and
Mrs.   Lamb,   Miss   Nolune,   Miss
Mara, Mr. and Mrs. and the Misses
Monteith. Mr. Mnsorrave, Mr. Moresby, the Misses McKay, Mr. Muckett,
Mr. and Miss Mutter, Capt. Martin,
Mr.    Martin,    Mr.  Monteith,   Miss
Newcombe, Mrs. and Miss Newling,
Mrs. Norton, the Misses Sehl, Capt.
Popham, Mr. Pollen, Mrs. J. D. Pemberton. Miss Perry, the Misses Pitts,
the Misses Pooley, Mr.    and    Miss
Phipps,    Mr.    Pemberton, Mr.  and
Mrs. C. W.  Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs.
A. Stnart Robertson, Mr. an dMrs.
Harold Robertson, Mr. and, Mrs. D.
M.   Rosrers,  Mrs.   nnd  Miss  Reade,
Mr.   Scholefield.   Miss  TJflton,    Mr.
and   Mrs.   Beauchamp   Tve,   Miss
Todd, Mr. Todd, Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Tnvlor. Mr. H. Tavlor,   Mrs.    and
Miss Tatlow, Mr. Wright, Mr. Williams, Miss Walker, nnd others.
Henry W. Savage offers his greatest
Musical Success
By the authors of The Prince of Pilsen,
with Harry Bulger, and a big cast
Exquisitely Costumed.
Prices—$1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c, 25c.
Box office opens 10 a.m. Frjday, Mrd
February. Mail orders, accompanied by
cheque, etc., will receive usual attention
Victoria Theatre
Sandford B. Rickaby's
Ye Bright and Merry
Big Jubilee
Fifty Bright Lights of the minstrel world
Best Comedians, Singers, Dancers,
Prices—25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00.
Grand parade at 5 p.m.
Box office opens 10 a. m. Monday, 26th
February    Mail orders will receive the
usual attention.
The W. H. West Big Jubilee Minstrels
hostess at a most enjoyable evening  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
on  Saturday  last,  given in honour j sweet in white point de'esprit; Miss
of her guests, Mr. and Mrs. H. Me-j Bryden   wore   a white satin gown;
__^_^^_^^   . ,,   Donald (Nelson).   Five hundred was Mrs. Beauchamp Tye   wore   dainty
winter boots, simply  because there  the chef amusement, the lucky win-j frock    of    flowered organdie;  Miss
is a cheap sale of the old winter
stock. It is far more economical in
the end to purchase seasonable foot
nerg of the first prizes being Mr. J Poolev looked well in black lace;
and Mrs. Courtney, and the consola- j Mrs. J. D. Pemberton wore a black
tion prizes being awarded to    Cap-!"•own    with    wreath of pink roses:
wear. I speak as one who has had l-tnin and Mrs, Parry. Later in the,Miss Newlimr's frock wns white nnd
experience. By the way, the Pater-1evening a guessing contest was >elln organdie: Miss Tatlow looked
son Shoe Companv hns just opened given, Mrs. Raymur carrying off the well in pink; Mrs. D. M. Ro*erfc
up their new spring stock, nnd I am  wisso.    The guests were:    Mr.  nnd  was hnndsome in a green crepe de
Court-  chine:   Mrs.  A.  P.  Luxton   wore  a
boots and shoes is decidedly   ney, Cnpt. and Mrs. Parry, Mr. ami   lovn.lv  dress of blue  Liberty  satin
nnd attractive. Mr*, A, Stuart  Robertson, Mr. nud chiffon and crenm We: Mrs. LmiMev
safe in saying that
ladies' boot
I have often heard it said thnt
everyone is mnd to a certnin extent.
Of course T ennnot vouch for the
veracity   of  such   n   stntp«iont.   but
nrtze.    The  guests  were:
loir display of   Mrs. Raymur, Mr. and Mrs
Mrs, George Taylor. Mr. and Mrs.
T nine1, Contain nnd Mrs. J. Irvine,
Mr. nnd Mrs. Bullen. Mr. nnd Mrs.
.Tnnins Dniismnir, Mr. and  Mr°. W.
Minstrel organizations from away
back to tlie original Christy's Sere-
naders have come and gone; some
have left an impress of kindly appreciation, while others have scarcely
been thought about.
Among the few known that came
and are a fixture, as it were, none
seem to have fastened themselves upon the affections of burnt cork admirers ith such tenacity as the William
H. West Big Jubille Minstrels, who
will present another one of their
wholly inviting programmes at the
Victoria Theatre next Wednesday,
February 28th.
Sinclair &. Spencer
General Contractors atid'Builders,
Civil Engineers.
Estimates Cheerfully Furnished.
642 Six.h Ave. E., VANCOUVER. B.C.
I do honesflv believe that  most nf  S. oGre. Mr. nnd Mrs. T. S. Ooi"
wore white satin: Miss Pitts looked
"•"" :- blnck, with nitik roses: Miss
TT'illicd worn ,1 nreitv oreen dress;
Mj«s EnVoi'dp, Wns sfrilonc ill se.nr-
l°t net: Mrs. Lnmpmnn wore crenm:
Phone 409.
Messages delivered, bills distributed,
wedding presents handled carefully,
flowers distributed, etc.
Starting Monday, February 26
and the Pringle Comnaliy.
The Diamond Robbery
Starting Thunclay
A Mother's Heart.
Prices  10, 15 and 25c.
Week of February 26   1906.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Evenings—Lower Floor, 25; Balcony, 15c.
Matinees—15c Any Part of the House.
Doors open 2.30 and 7; Performances 3 and
Illustrated Song
"Somebody's Waiting for Mt "
High-class Juggling Act assisted by Mme.
Comedy Sketch, "A Game of Hearts."
Musical Comedy Act.
Vivacious Serio-comic.
'Phone A822.
Mrs. Simpson's advanced class is held
on Thursdays, at 8 p.m.; Beginners'
class, Monday; Children's class, Thursdays ; class for children under ten years,
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 5.30.
Gents Suits
Sponged and
Pressed 75c \
By the month $2.00
or cleaned thoroughly and pressed to look like new for $1.60
Cleaning, Dyeing, Tailoring
93 View St.,      Phone A1207
How Weather Strips
Stop the Drafts
Keep out the cold and cut dowi
fuel bill.
Carpenter work of all kinds,
jobbing a specialty
Carpenter and Builder,
no Sroughton St., Victoria
An Unfulfilled Prediction
Glancing over a recent issue of an
esteemed contemporary, the other day,
our attention was attracted to an advertisement of extraordinary dimensions. It occupied three solid columns,
and a natural, if deplorable, instinct of
envy roused our curiosity sufficiently to
finding out who it was who patronized
printers' ink so lavishly. A glance at
the heavily leaded heading enlightened
us. It was the British Columbia Permanent Loan & Savings Company.
The fAme aroused certain memories,
and we laid the paper down and thought
a while. Then we hunted up some issues of our contemporary of a date
not greatly removed from that of the
issue we had been perusing. Oh, yes,
here they were. A number of advertisements and reading notices in heavy type,
all setting forth the immense progress,
. the startling dividends, paid by the
B. C. Permanent Loan & Savings Company. ,
Eight years in business and one million five hundred thousand dollars
loaned out—that was the burden of the
cry, coupled with most encouraging figures as to the immense increase which
■had particularly marked the last year or
two of the company's business.
It was this latter extensively stated
fact which again set our memory to
working. The B. C. Permanent Loan &
Savings Company? Why, of course!
That was the company which threatened to shut up shop and quit the
country if the assessment act went
through two years ago. But the assessment act had gone through, after all,
and yet here was the B. C. Permanent
Loan & Savings Company still doing
business at the'old stand—and increased
business at that. How did such a thing
Our gigantic intellect continued to
grapple with and resurrect the gloomy
past. We recalled the stormy days of
the passage of the assessment act; the
deputations of protesting citizens which
came from all parts of the country; the
much more numerous deputations which
were said to be coining, but never came;
the horrible outcry of the Liberal press
and the Liberal opposition that the province would be ruined and every industry
driven out; the uproar against the government's revolutionary proposition that
British Columbia should actually ibegin
to pay her debts, stop borrowing and
cut her coat according to her cloth.
Vtfe remembered all these things. We
remembered also the names of some of
those most prominent in the opposition
to the assessment act; and foremost
among them, strange to say,  was the
B. C. .Permanent Loan & Savings Company; ,
Very strong indeed was the attitude
adopted by that company towards the
assessment act. Very clearly did its
officers nrove to press, public and government that, if the bill went through,
it would be impossible for the B. C.
Permanent Loan & Savings Company to
do business any longer in this province. They would, said thc company,
have to wind up their affairs in British Columbia the moment the act
The Liberal press made great capital
out of this stand of the B. C. Permanent Loan & Savings Company. So
eminent a financial concern, they argued,
must be a good judge of the effects
of the proposed legislation; and, if they
said it was bad, why, bad indeed it
must be.
So the press roared, and the opposition howled, and thc officers of the B.
C. Permanent Loan & Savings Company
haunted the lobby of the House and
used all efforts to "influence" the members, and—thc assessment act passed!
This was two years ago. Did the
B. C. Permanent Loan & Savings Company move out of the province? They
did not, ,',
Have the operations of the B. C. Permanent Loan & Savings Company been
curtailed and their profits diminished,
as they saidwould happen, by the operation of the assessment act?
Why, no. The president says himself that the operations and profits of
thc B. C. Permanent Loan & Savings
Company have been enormously increased during the past two yenrs.
Moreover, they have declared handsome
dividends. In short, the company is
sharing to the full the general increase
of prosperity throughout the province.
Comparing, then, the   attitude   and
statements of the B. C. Permanent Loan
& Savings Company with its attitude
and statements of two years ago, one.
is forced to certain conclusions.
One is that the officers of the company did not know what they were
talking about two years ago—or had
some other reason for making a nois,e.
The other is that, by the experienced
testimony of what Liberal papers themselves two years ago admitted to be one
of the largest financial institutions operating in British Columbia, the assessment act, so far from hurting the country, has materially increased its credit,
added to the capital in circulation, and
placed its principal opponent in a position to pay large dividends and show
to the public an immense increase of
It is a very nice endorsement indeed
of the government's financial policy, and
a bitter pill for the opposition to swallow.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Provinee of British Columbia.
No. 327.
THIS is to certify that "The London
and Provincial Marine and General
Insurance Company, Limited," is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effect
all or any of the objects of the Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company Is
situate at the City of London, England.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is £1,000,000, divided into 100,-
000 shares of £10 each. ,
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Victoria,
and Robert Ward and Company, Limited Liability, commission merchants,
whose address is the same, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Provinee of British
Columbia, this 29th day of January,
one thousand nine hundred and six. .
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
(a.) To insure ships, vessels and craft,
and also goods, merchandise, freight,
earnings and property of every description against all marine risks, and
also against risks of transit by land or
by sea, or by inland waters, or partly
by the one and partly by the other or
others, including fire, war, rovers, reprisals and all other risks of a like
nature, and also against risks of
transit by post, whether alone or in
connection with some other mode of
transit, and also against risks to goods
or property while stored on land or
water for safe custody, exhibition, sale
or any other purpose, and whether in
connectipn with any transit or not:
(b.) To carry on the business of insurance against loss, accident, Injury,
risks, acts, events and contingencies of
every description (except life insurance
within the meaning of the Life Assurance Companies' Acts, 1870 to 1872),
and to grant guarantees and indemnities:
(c.) To reinsure any risks or liabilities undertaken by the Company, and
to reinsure any company, firm or person against risks or liabilities of a
I kind which this Company is empowered to insure against:
(d.) To make advances upon the security of any ship, vessel or craft,
whether in a state of completeness for
prosecuting any voyage or undertaking or not, or upon any goods, merchandise, property or rights, and generally to carry on commission business:
(e.) So far as necessary or convenient
for the purpose of carrying on the
business of the Company, to purchase,
take on lease or in exchange, hire or
otherwise acquire for any estate or
interest, any lands, buildings, real and
personal property of any kind, and to
sell, lease or otherwise deal with the
same, and to erect, alter and maintain
any buildings on such lands:
f.) To enter into partnership or any
Joint-purse arrangement, or any arrangements for sharing profits, union
of Interests, or co-operation with any
company, firm or person carrying on,
or proposing to carry on, any business
or transaction within the objects of
this Company, and to acquire and hold
shares, stock or securities of any such
company, and to sell, hold, re-Issue or
otherwise deal with the same:
(g.) To acquire by purchase, for cash,
shares or otherwise, the whole or any
part of the business of any company,
firm or person carrying on any business which this Company Is authorised
to carry on:
(h.) To form or assist In the formation of any company or association
formed to acquire the undertaking of
this Company, or any part thereof, or
iny Interest therein:
(I.) To do all such matters and
things as are incidental or conducive
to the attainment of the above objects,
or any of them.
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Building Material,
North Government St., Victoria
Companis' Act, 1897."
Canada: Province of British Columbia, No. 329.
Tihs isto certify that "The Alberni
Land Company, Limited, is authorized
and licensed to carry on business within the-Province of Britis hColumbia,
and to carry out or effect all or any of
the objects of the company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature  of British  Columbia extends.
The head office of the company is
situate at No. 3, Fenchurch Avenue,
ln the City of London, England.
The amount of the capital of the
company is £7,200, divided into 240 preference shares of £10 each, and 480 ordinary shares of £10 each.
The head office of the company in
this Province is situate at 45 (frrt
Street, Victoria, and ■ Frederick Bernard Pemberton, real estate agent and
surveyor, whose address is the same, is
the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Vietoria, Provinee of British
Columbia, this 2nd day of February,
one thousand nine hundred and six.
(L.  S.) S.  Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
(a.) To purchase or otherwise acquire certain lands and hereditaments
situate in the Alberni District, in the
Province of British Columbia, in the
Dominion of Canada, and forming the
lots or portions of the lots numbered,
respectively, 1, 2, 2a, 5, 6 and 66, in the
official plan or survey of the said district, and all other lands and hereditaments (if any) in the said district to or
iu which the several persons, parties of
the first six parts to the agreement
next hereinafter mentioned may be entitled or interested, subject to but with
the benefit of all leases, agreements,
contracts and engagements in anywise
affectong the said lands and hereditaments, or any part or parts thereof,
and all moneys, assets and property
whatsoever now belonging to the said
agreement, in connection with the said
lands and hereditaments, and with'a
view thereto to adopt the agreement
referred to in clause 3 of the Company's Articles of Association, and to
carry the same Into effect, with or
without modification:
(b) To purchase, take on lease or ln
exchange, or otherwise acquire with
the sanction of an extraordinary resolution of the Company in general meeting (but not otherwise), and other
lands and hereditaments which It may
be necessary or advantageous for the
Company to acquire, in order to deal
to the best advantage with all or any
part of the lands and hereditaments
the subject-matter of the said agreement:
(c.) To manage and develop the resources of and turn to account the
lands, hereditaments, rights and property for the timj being of the company, in such manner as the Company
may think fit, and in particular by
clearing, draining, fencing, planting,
building, improving, farming, grazing
and mining, and byprom otlng immigration and establishing towns, villa-
res and settlements, with a view to
the ultimate sale of such lands, hereditaments, rights and property:
(d.) To appropriate and lay out, or
t.i give for the purposes of being laid
s.i laid out, any land for parks, streets,
reads, paths, squares, gardens or other
oren spaces, or for railways, tramways, wharves or for any other pub-
lie purposes which may be deemed beneficial to the Company, or to make any
ernnts of land in connection with the
construction of any railway, tramway
o.' other company, or the erection of
buildings for the purpose of carrying
on thereon any industry or otherwise:
(e.) To sell, improve, lease, mortgage,
dispose of, turn to account or otherwise deal with all or any part of the
lands, hereditaments, rights and property for the time belns of the Company, in such manner as the Company
may think fit, or with the sanction of
an extraordinary meeting as aforesaid,
to exchange the same, or any part
thereof, for any other lands, heeredlta-
ments, rights or property:
(f.) To carry on any business which
may seem to the Company capable of
being eonveniently carried on in connection with the property of the Company, or calculated, directly or Indirectly, to enhnnce ethe value of or
render profitable any of the company's property or rights:
(g.) To enter Into any arrangement
lor sharing profits, union of Interests,
cn-operntlon, joint adventure, reclpro-
rnl concession or otherwise, with any
person, firm or company enrrying on or
engaged ln, or about to carry on or
engage in. nny business or transaction
which this Compnny Is authorized tn
enrry on or engnge In, or nny business
or transaction ennnble of being conducted so ns directly or Indirectly tn
benefit this Company; nnd to letvl
n.oney to, guarantee the contracts of.
nr otherwise assist any such  person,
firm or company, and to take or otherwise acquire shares and securities of
any such company, and to sell, hold,
le-issue, with our without guarantee,
or otherwise deal withthesame:
c otherwise deal with the same:
(h.) To enter into any arrangement
with any Government or authorities,
supreme, municipal, local or otherwise,
that may seem conducive to the company's objects, or any of them, and to
obtain from any such Government or
authority any rights, privileges and
concessions which the Company may
think it desirable to obtain, and to carry into effect, exercise and comply with'
any such arrangemeents, rights, privileges and concessions:
(i.) To Invest any moneys arising
irom the sale of any lands, hereditaments, rights or property of the Company or otheerwise in or upon any
stocks, funds or securities by law authorized for the Investment of trust
moneys, or in shares, stock, bonds,
debentures, debenture stock or obligations of any company, whether British,
colonial or foreign, or of any authority, supreme, municipal, local or
otherwise, and to sell, dispose of and
deal with such investments, or any of
them, or otherwise to deal with such
moneys or proceeds of sale as may
seem most expedient:
(J.) To borrow or raise or secure the
payment of money in such manner as
the Company shall think fit, and in
particular by the issue of debentures
or debenture stock charged upon all or
any of the Company's property (both
present and future), Including its uncalled capital, and to purchase, redeem or pay off any such securities:
(k.) To pay out of the funds and
property of the Company all expenses
which, with due regard to the provisions of section 8 of the Companies'
Act, 1900, the Company may lawfully
pay of or incident to ti;e formation,
establishment, registration and advertising of or raising money for the
Company may lawfully pay of or incident to the formation, establishment,
registration and advertising of or raising money for the Company and the
"issue of its capital, including brokerage
and commissions for obtaining applications for, or taking, placing or underwriting shares, debentures or debenture stock:
(1.) To advance or lend money to
such person or persons, company or
companies, and on such terms as may
seem expedient, and in particular to
customers of and persons having dealings  with the Company:
(m.) To promote any company or
companies, for the purpose of acquiring all or any of the property or liabilities of this Company, or of advancing
directly or indirectly the objects or interests thereof, or for any other purpose which may seem directly or indirectly calculated to benefit this Company:
(n.) To draw, make, accept, endorse,
discount, execute and Issue promissory
notes, bills of exchange, bills of lading,
warrants, debentures and other negotiable or transferable Instruments:
(o.) To procure the Company to be
registered or recognized in British Columbia or elsewhere in the Dominion
of Canada or abroad:
(p.) To do all or any of the above
things by or through trustees, agents
oi otherwise, and etther alone or in
conjunction with others:
(q.) To distribute any oft he property of the Company in specie among
the members:
(r.) To do all such other things ns
are incidental or conducive to the
above objects.
Notice is hereby given that (So days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described lands, situate on
the Skeena river, two miles below
Skeena Canyon and adjoining S. B.
Johnson's property, and beginning at a
post planted and marked J. T. Phelan'i
initial post, thence east 8o chains, thence
south 8o chains, thence west 8o chains,
thence north 8o chains to the place of
commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905.
J. T. PHELAN, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land, situated on
Skeena river, about three-quarters mile
below Copper river and adjoining Wm.
Bosded's pre-emption, and beginning at
a post planted and marked J. W. Graham's initial post, thence east 40 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 40
chains, thence south 40 chains to place
of commencement, containing 160 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905.
J. W. GRAHAM, Locatoi
A. E. JOHNSON, Agent
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land, situated oh
Skeena river, one mile below Skeena
Canyon, and beginning at a post planted
near Singlehurst wagon road and
marked S. B. Johnson's initial post,
thence east 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
north 80 chains to place of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905.
S. B. JOHNSON, Locator.
Louis Anderson, Agent.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land situate on the
south side of the Skeena River, about
one and a half miles above the Little
Canyon: Beginning at a post marked
"D. W. Moore, initial post, south-west
corner"; thence 80 chains eaBt; thence
80 chains north; thence 80 chains west;
thence 80 chains south to the point of
commencement; containing 640 acres,
more or less.
December 8th, 190B.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land: Commencing
at a post marked southeast corner, situated 20 chains west of the west line of
the Kitwangah Indian Reserve, at a
point where said line crosses the Skeena river, running 20 chains north,
thence 40 chains west, thence 20 chains
south, thence 40 chains east, to point
of commencement, containing 80 acres
more or less.
Dated December 8th, 1905.
R. S. SARGENT, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date I Intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land situate on the
south side of the Skeena River, about
two and one-half miles above the Little Canyon: Beginning at a post marked "W. F. Teetzel, Initial post, northwest corner"; thence 80 chains east
along Indian Reserve line; thence 40
chains south; thence 40 chains west;
thence 40 chains north to the point of
commencement, containing 160 acres,
more or less.
December 8th, 1905.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following described land, situated in Range V.,
Coast Dist., B. C, viz.: Commencing at
the N. W. corner of L. 273, Range V.,
Coast Dist., and thence Ast. north 20
chains, thence Ast. west 40 chains,
thence Ast. east 20 chains, thence Ast
north 40 chains and thence Ast. east
to point of commencement.
Oct 15, 1005.
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! Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli
I (Italy). In addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, he 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 as
to advanced players. The school is situated at 117 Cook Street Victoria.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land situate on the
south side of the Skeena River, about
a half-mile above the Little Canyon:
Beginning at a post marked "A. Mackay, Initial post, north-west corner";
thence 80 chains east; thence 80 chains
south; thence 80 chains west; thence
80 chains north to the point of commencement; containing 640 acres, more
or less.
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Kootenay Letter.
Kootenay Opinion on the Liberal
Opposition—Trial by Jury—Compensation for Injuries to Workmen-Mining Prosperity-The Nelson Assizes.
Nelson, Feb. 19.—Some case-hardened Liberals may call   down   the
wrath of heaven on the alleged misdoing of Premier McBride  and his
ministers, but such acts, carried on
through secret orders in council, are
not a circumstance on government by
injunction, and the deprivation of the
jury, of which several glaring cases
have come under public notice in Nelson by one or other judge in recent
years.    An important announcement
was made in the meeting of the City
Council this evening by the city .engineer, who has charge of the erection
of the city power plant on Kootenay
River, a few miles below the city.  He
stated that the city had completed all
work which had to be performed below high water mark on the power
plant, and the injunction which was
so easily granted last summer can no
longer interfere with the completion
•  of the plant.   In a way the stars in
their courses have fought for Nelson,
which is only another method of stating the vulgar belief that "heaven
helps those who help   themselves."
There has been but little frost and
less snow; consequently the masonry
work   necessary has been completed
without this to be looked for interference.   The gain made this way has
been more than the loss entailed by
a   vexatious   injunction.     It   is   a
remarkable comment that an injunction could be obtained by those who
for years strove to prevent the city
building its power plant with   one
day's delay and that it has taken ten-
months since that time to get the
- judiciary to pronounce an opinion on
There have been two so-called jury
trials since the beginning of the sittings of the Supreme Court here last
week. The one case was a case of
maintenance, in which a man who
lost a lawsuit brought an action
against the man who helped the other
man to win it by supplying him with
funds, maintaining him, for the
amount of the costs in which he was
- mulcted for his loss. Now the jury,
instead of being asked to bring in a
general verdict, were asked to answer
fourteen questions. They answered
these questions by stating that the
man who brought the lawsuit, one
Newswander, was only a man of straw
and therefore had no standing in the
case whatsoever. They thought that
the" had brought in a verdict for the
defendant, Giegerich, of Kaslo. Unfortunately, they were of the opinion
that Giegerich had to a certain extent
helped the winner of the previous
lawsuit. No question was asked as
to whether they thought that the action would have been brought in the
' first instance whether help had been
given or not. From all appearance it
would seem that the judgment will
go against the defendant, which, if
- true, will be distinctly contrary to the
wishes of that jury.   Now some of
those jurymen say that the next judge
who tries to enforce    the   growing
practice of asking questions, instead
of a straight verdict will meet with
a humble but fir   mnegative.     The
other jur case was that of Hill vs.
Granby   Mines.     Here one Vernon
Hill, a brakeman, was riding on the
rear of a train being backed into a
low tunnel.   From th eevidence it was
clear to the audience an dalso to some
of the jury that it was a part of the
duty of the man to look out for teams
on a wagon road crossing the mouth
of the tunnel and also to watch the
actions of a fellow-brakeman at the
other end of the  train.    He  could
not do this sitting down.   He stood
up  and  the  train  backed  into  the
tunnel.   It usually stops if the brake-
man gets off, but did not in this instance.     Consequently the man was
killed.   There wns no particular rcn-
son in this instance for thc tunnel
beinc so low.    There were not the
usual ropes hanging from a frnme at
some distance in front to warn the
man of the approaching tunnel mouth.
The judge, Mr. Justice Duff, came to
the conclusion that, n  ense had not
been mnde ont, that  there were no
facts to' go to the jnry with, and
non-suited the claim. This was lucky
for the defendant company, as that
jury held men who would certainly
have given damages.
This province has an unenviable
record for losses of life to employees,
and far too often the employers get
off scot free. The jury may not be
sound lawyers, but as citizens they
know that the only way to make employers careful of the lives of their
employees is to grant heavy damages
for ever case of death or injury. It
is then cheaper to prevent accidents
than to pay for them. It is a businesslike way of looking at the matter,
but as corporations have no souls, the
purse is the only place to hit them.
However, corporation lawyers are
fond of contributory negligence. It is
easv to show this, and then it is a
man's own fault if he loses life or
If any city in the province deserves
well of the government it is Fernie.
It is progressive, courageous and
loyal, and has twice risen from its
ashes after fires which nearly wiped it
out. Fernie wants a court house, and
Mr. Bleasdell, the mayor, and Dr.
Bonnell, one of the pioneers who has
been with the city from the grass
roots up, are here to enforce the claims.
The services of Mr. Ross alone would
entitle Fernie to the most favorable
consideration; its other claims should
ensure the granting of this reasonable
request. .
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Seattle, Wash.
Hot and Cold Water in every room.
Return call bells.
Reasonable rates to permanent guests
and transients.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
tfays after date I intend to apply to
the C. C. of L. and W. for permission
to purtnuse the following described
lands situated on the right bank of the
SV.eena River, about half a mile belows
the "Little Canon and bounding Geo.
Little's Pre-emption Claim, on the
west side, viz.: Commencing at a post
marked F. R, L.'s S. E. Cor., and
thence running north 40 chains; thence
west 40 chains; thence south 40 chains;
and thence east 40 chains to point of
cemmencement and containing 160
Signed, FRED. R. LITTLE,
January 12th, 1S06. Agent.
Messrs. L. Eaton & Co., auctioneers
and commission agents, held a sale of
live stock and farm implements at
Mr. Kynaston's farm, near the Royal
Oak, on Friday last, at which satisfactory prices were obtained. Tbe
auctioneer was Mr. StewartWilliams.
Mr. L. Eaton arranged the sale, which
went without a hitch, and a great
deal of the success of the sale is due
to Mr. and Mrs. Kynaston's admirable arrangements made" for the
prospective buyers and visitors.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase 640
acres of land on the Skeena River,
Coast District, B. C, commencing at a
post on the north-west corner of W.
L. Poison's land; thence north SO
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
south 80 chains; thence east 80 chains
to point oj commencement, containing
640 acres, more or less, for agricultural
Per Chas. Durham, Agent.
Little Canyon, Skeena River, B. C,
December 8th, 1905.
The third article on banking and
currency in Victoria will be found
on page 4 of this issue. It deals
•with one of the most interesting features of this all-important question
as applied to the commercial life in
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land for agricultural purposes: Beginning at the S.
W. corner of George Little's Pree-emp-
tion claim on the right bank of the
Skeena River, Coast District, B. C,
about 40 chains below the Little Canyon, the line runs thence west 80
chains; thence south 80 chains; thence
east 60 chains, more or less, to the
river; thence northerly along the bank
of the river about 80 chains to the
point of beginning, containing 400
acres, more or less.
Per Roger S. Greene, Agent.
Skeena River, Dec. 8, 1905.
The English Grand Opera Company has come and gone. Now the
critics come forward with their
criticisms. These are many and
varied,- but the most of them are irresponsible ootbursts of surplus hot
air. The opera company demonstrated one thing most conclusively
—that Vancouver can support a
grand opera season. It is hoped
that Manager Ricketts will arrange
that in future Vancouver will be
treated to as excellent a season of
English grand opera as we had last
week. The season was too short, and
instead of four performances about
six should have been arranged. Had
this been done it might have been
possible for a slightly lower rate of
admission and moreover many people would not have been disappointed. With the exception of Faust
all the performances of the Savage
company were excellent. La Boheme
which was arranged as an extra matinee, was one of the best of the
repertoire. Faust was rather poorly staged, and perhaps the fact that
it was the eleventh performance in
a week had some effect on the singers.
NOTICE Is hereby given that sixty
Cays after date we intend to apply to
the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase
th efollowlng described lands: The
north-west quarter of section 14,
Township 6, Coast, Range 5, Bulkley
Valley; containing 160 acres, more or
Dated February 1st, 1906.
NOTICE Is hereby given that sixty
days after date I Intend to apply to
the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase
the south half of section 9, the southwest quarter section 10, and the northwest quarter of section 3, all ln Township 7, Coast, Range 5, Bulkley Valley,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 8th February, 1906.
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NOTICE is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for peniritaion to purchase
the following describeorfcnds, situated
in Skeena District: Commencing at
a post planted on tlie north^boundary
of the new Kilzequla Indian Reserve,
on the right bank of thc Skeena.River,
and marked "A. B., S. E. corner";
thence SO chains west; thence '40
chains north; thence SO chains cast;
tlicuno following the right hank of the
Skeena River to point of commeuce-
mant, mid containing 320 ncres. more
or less. A. UBRDICK.
Hazel ton, December 8th, 100").
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land, situated on
the east Bide of Copper and south side
ol Skeen River: Commencing at a post
marked "Alex. McKenzie, Initial Post,
North-East Corner"; thencee 40 chains
south; thence 40 chains, more or lens,
west, to Copper River; thence 40 chains
north along Copper River to the Skeena River; thence 40 chains east along
Skeena River to point of commencement, containing 160 acres, more or
less.   .
alex. Mckenzie.
Dated December 10th, 1905.
NOTICE Is hereby given that sixty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase
320 acres of land on the Skeena River,
Coast District, B. C, commencing at
a post on the south-east corner of M.
Durham's land; thence running east 40
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
west 40 chains; thence south 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing
320 acres, more or less for agricultural
Per Chas. Durham, Agent.
Little Canyon, Skeena River, B. C,
Dec. 8th, 1905.
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Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase
Section 17, Township 7, Coast Range 5,
Bulkley Valley, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated February 1st, 19015.
fel R. J. McDONELL.


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