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Bank of Hamilton I
Capital |»,500,ooo
Reserre {3,500,000
Total Assets, 199,000,000!
Interest paid half-yearly on deposits of
Ji and upwards In Savings Department,
Drafts and Money Orders on all parts of
: the world.  Vancouver Branches, cor.
of Hasting and Hamilton Sts., Powell St.
. Cedar Grove. -j
The Week
TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
List your properties with us.
46 Port Street, Corner Broad. «j
One Dollar Per Annum
he Editor's Review
Of Current Topics.
tee with  Hon.  Richard   McBride
lour.       has completed what can
only be described as a
Iimphant    tlour    throughout    the
vince.     Everywhere   he    found
ce, prosperity and   contentment,
political opponents are trying to
ler their discomfiture by the pre-
|ce of wanting an early campaign,
political   supporters   are   like
(hard with
"their soul in arms
ini eager for the fray."
Ider these happy and unprecedent-
conditions the Premier can well
1)rd to choose his own time as no
ibt he will, not forgetful of the
turn of the immortal Will:
here is a tide in the affairs of all
lit taken at the flood leads on to
Water   Nero fiddled while Rome
|stion.      burned,   according     to
tradition,      and       Mayor
I'ley and the City Conucil of Vic-
li quarrelled, called   each   other
es, shook fists, clutched hair and
jed kindergarten generally whilst j
ratepayers thirsted, the gardens
ehed, and dust enveloped the city, j
j people asked for water and they I
been   given "mud" in more!
|es than one.   That either scheme,
of the Water Committee or the
with which     the Mayor inter- i
Iid should be the sole outcome of
mountain  of labour makes  the
lt more ridiculous than the fabled
The people demanded water, j
Ity of it; water of good quality; •
water at a head that will yield i
ection against   fire.     They are;
offered    as a    solution of the'
lem impure water, which in any '
t requires filtering, a limited sup-.
which leaves very little margin
nd the present    maximum con- •
btion, and    a head which  only
Is sixty pounds pressure at the I
(Hall.   There is the further han-
of a pumping plant, and as a
4ent on the whole project   the
istion that wooden pipes be used
ie mains.    The whole thing is
ly what might  have heen  ex-
from a Mayor and Council of
alibre of the present kindergar-
amily.   Not one of the three es-
Is has been regarded; it is at
est a makeshift, securing 110th-
lat the citizens will be willing
iept, and we confidently predict
turn down for the whole pro-
No    stronger    condemnation
Ibe found than the fact that in
I to make the proposed supply
nnd, the Council recognized the
[ity for water meters.   A new
|lequate (!) supply to start out
handicap hitherto not resort
ed to; limitation from the commencement; a limitation rendered necessary by the impotent recommendations of the Council. Things have
come to a pretty pass if in a new
water scheme for which Victoria has
been agitating and clamoring three
years the first condition is "increased restriction." Why not leave the
present system alone and save $160,-
000, merely spending $40,000 to put
the capital of the Province. The
question of cost is entirely a secondary consideration, although as has
already been demonstrated, a cheap
and nasty supply would prove the
dearer in the end.
cance than is at first apparent.   We
in meters if as the Council claim, the j refer to the fact that before reeom-
of water, and high pressure water." irected to the fact that a certain dis-
Nothing short of this should satisfy ease is abnormally prevalent in Victoria, the cases far exceeding in
ratio to population those in any
other Canadian city? Is it a fact
that the medical fraternity recognizes this among themselves? Is it
also a feet that the disease is practically unknown in Esquimalt and
Victoria West where the Goldstream
water is supplied? Is this a circumstance of sufficient gravity to be taken into cosideration? Mayor and
Aldermen alike may ignore the suggestions of The Week. Alderman
Fell says the former is deficient in
brains, but they may yet have a rude
awakening, for cases are multiplying
A new one, where least suspected, has
been notified to the writer by tele-
A Grave
At the risk of    laying
ourselves open to criticism we wish to call attention to a very grave omission in
connection with the water question,
and one which may have more signifi-
Yet impudent and ignorant charlatans come forward and, by deliberately false statement*;, with profit
to themselves, play on the hopes and
fears of unfortunate sufferers, robbing them of the little which might
give these doomed ones some last
comforts. Active means should be
adopted to prevent this."
We hope to reprint the report in
full  next week.
An Axe
To Grind.
Certain Canadian papers
are never tired of singing the praises of Mr.
James J. Hill and burning incense at
his altar. The ostensible reason for
this is that he is supposed to be engaged in the task of developing the
Canadian West. The worshippers,
like most of their cult, are blinded by
the smoke of their own incense.
Blinded to the fact that their fetish
belongs to another nationality, to an
alien flag, and to a hostile policy.
All that the Great Northern magnate
has done for Canada up to date, beyond Hinging a few bouquets at a
Winnipeg banquet, is to reap where
others have sown. He has yet to
strike his first blow of pioneer work.
Others have found the capital, built
railways, developed the agricultural,
lumbering and miniug resources of
the Province and brought a harvest
within sight—then this miracle-man
has stepped in and divided the crops.
Meanwhile building up his own great
railway systems south of the line he
considerately taps our rich mining
camps and fertile valleys with branch
lines which feed liis trunk lines. No
reduction of rates, no effective competition, but a division of profits
with invested Canadian Capital. This
is the policy that some Canadians acclaim, oblivions of the fact that a
railway corporation with 90 per cent.
I of its interests south of the line must
■ of necessity make every other alien
interest subordinate to its general
saving in    consumption  will he    so mending Elk Lake as 11 source of sup-
great? On the basis of their theory
any other expenditure is unnecessary.
Seriously, there is only one thing to
do: the Mayor's specious promises
have abjectly failed of realization;
the Water Committee is afraid to
recommend such an expenditure as
would be required for a satisfactory
scheme; let the ratepayers turn down
the bylaw hy an overwhelming majority, such a majority as will convince the Mayor and Council that
they have had enough child's play,
and will accept nothing less than the
best scheme available.   Muddy water,
ply neither lhe Mayor nor the Committee had au analysis made. One
would have thought this would be
the first step before making any recommendation and the fact that no
analysis has been mude by the civic
authorities for several years is calculated to arouse serious misgivings
in the public mind. It is admitted
that filtration is necessary, but the
filtration is a'mere sieving; it only
removes coarse ingredients; it leaves
unaffected those minute organisms,
millions of which may exist in a single  drop of water, and which con-
phone  since  commencing this  para
Expanded Several months ago the
Cerebellum. Rev. Tapscott earned a
little cheap notoriety by
slandering the licensed vintners of
Victoria, from the safe vantage
ground of a temperance platform
surrounded by the bell-weathers and
lambs of his flock. A little later the
same blatant demagogue was the star
actor in n farcical comedy staged at
the Protestant Orphans' Home, the
denouement being an ignominious
ejection from .111 usurped position.
Still later the reverend gentleman
has filled the role of disrupter in his
own floek, having successfully driven
the j about eighty sheep from the fold, as
thc result of a campaign in which he
The  attention    of
^^^^^^  Western Medicine Com   ^	
pany is respectfully di-! eombined the offices of a private de
.  , ,,      „ „    . , I tective   and    a    public    prosecutor,
reefed   to   the   following paragraph'     . ,, .        ,    . . ,
r     °        . This would be no business of any out-
taken from a report of Dr. Fagan, | gi_e ,lie Baptist community which
the Provincial Health Officer: The the Rev. T&pscott adorns but that it
report was presented to the Legisla- J furnishes a fitting and logical sequel
hire during the last session and print-!to llic    campaign  of    slander    and
„, •    ,,        ,,. T,        . ,        abuse which he initiated on a public
ed 111 the public press.   It must have    . .. _.        . . 1
escaped  the attention of the West-
wooden pipes, a pop-squirt pressure fain the germs of fatality. Not only
may do for toys, not for the uses of i,as „o analysis been made but the
a city.   The Week proposes a motto medical fraternity has not heen eon-
ern Medicine Company    for    whose
platform.   The opinion of Rev. Tapscott seems to be thnt nny trash that
  wears a  black  coat    and  a    white
benefit it was obviously written or choker is good enough for Victoria,
they would long ago have instituted The opinion of Victorin is that it is
a libel suit: j about time Ontario stopped shipping
"Scientists throughout the world her rubbish out West, The opinion
arc working hard to find a remedy, of The Week is that there are too
for consumption and CANCER, un- j many  sky-pilots like  Rev.   Tapscott
for the citizens: "Pure water, plenty  suited.   Has any attention been di-' fortunately  so  far without  results, and too few like Rishop Cridge, THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST n, 1906.
Pandora's Box.
In  most modern  civilized cities  the
cry of the times is "the lid is on."   In
Vancouver  the  lid  is  "off."    The  fiat
has gone forth that vice must be suppressed, and to that end every house of
assignation is to be closed.   Those of
Us who have spent half a century on
this  mundane  sphere  have heard  the
cry before, and seen the result.   There
are  few cities  in  England where the
advocates of social purity have not at
one time or another forced the issue to
a test, and of course if the law is invoked there can be no question of the
illegality of legalized  immorality,    On
this whole question The Week has very
decided views and is not afraid to express them.   In theory vice in any form
is reprehensible and should be suppressed; it is the privilege of every citizen
to invoke the law against it.   There is
not one right thinking man in the community  who does  not admit its evils,.
nor one who can be found to stand up
and defend it.   All are agreed that the
"social evil" is rightly named, and that
to get rid of it is a public duty.   One
might go further and point out how its
material   diminution   would  go   far  to
solve  some of the most serious problems of hitler day civilization including
race suicide.    But how is it to be effected?   Thc problem is as old as the
hills.   Ancient history, sacred and profane, tells of fruitless attempts to stay
the plague, and of thc greater abominations that resulted.   The "Modern Babylon"  crusade  started  in  London more
than thirty years ago by W. T. Stead
produced but  a  temporary lull  in the
seething tide of vice and in addition,
as social  reformers  well  know,  developed the cult of Cleveland Street.   Is
Vancouver prepared to face that?   The
social evil  is like a handful of mud:
hold it in the palm of your hand and
you  can  inspect  and  control   it.   Shut
your list and squeeze it and it squirts
out  between  your  lingers  and  spreads
all    around,    dirtying    everything    it.
touches.   This has always happened, and
mayhap,  always  will.    Wc   sympathize
with  those  whose conscientious  scruples impel them to drastic action, their
position   is  logical,  and    on    religious
grounds   unanswerable.    On   utilitarian
grounds their policy is disastrous, and
like every oilier ebb will only result in
a higher flood tide,   ln the present constitution of  society suppression  is impossible,  diversion  only  results.    It  is
the greater evil  we  fear.    Our social
reformers are beginning at lhe wrong
end.    Let  ihem  labor and preach and
write    for   yes, and   illustrate, greater
simplicity of life, and less extravagance
in living.   Let them advocate and render easy early marriages; there will be
found there the only proximate solution
to this vexatious problem, with all that
it  involves.    Unfortunately  thc   advocates  of  reform  themselves  ho longer
lead the simple life, and Pastor Wag-,
ner has few imitators. ►
Hinc Illae Lachrymae.
Thai last refuge of the distracled litigant, the Privy Council, has decided
against the Province and in favor of llic
Dominion Government in thc celebrated Headman Island case. Since this decision is final it is no good crying over
spilt milk and the wise thing for the
citizens of Vancouver to do is to set
about acquiring by treaty what they cannot now procure in any olhcr way. It
will be nothing short of a calamity if
the Island docs not become a permanent
anno; of Stanley Park. Apart from its
proximity and natural picturesqueness
if il is turned to industrial purposes by
the erection of mills or factories of any
kind a serious blow will be struck at the
beauty and value of the park. From a
scenic standpoint this is Vancouver's
greatest asset. All the world over Vancouver and Stanley Park are spoken in
the same breath. Our representatives
stand well at Ottawa in spite of their
warm condemnation of Hon. C. Fitzpatrick. Wc have also among us several
uncrowned kings of Liberalism who
have yet to win their spurs in the arena
of public benefactions. Now is their
opportunity to make good their claims.
We cannot believe in the possibility of
failure if the Government is approached
in a proper manner and the legitimate
claims of   Vancouver   adequately presented.
The Case of Gapt. Griffin.
To the Editor:
Sir—Lovers of fair play and British
justice owe you a debt of gratitude for
your strong condemnation of the arrest
of Captain Griffin in connection with
the recent deplorable accident in Burrard Inlet. This arrest, as well as the
unwarrantable hostility displayed towards a capable officer by the press and
a large section of the Vancouver public, deserve the most severe censure,
and it is a pleasure to find one paper
at least, that is not afraid to take out
mob and their leaders to task for a
gross infringement of the liberty of the
The whole explanation of the matter
can be given in a few words—Captain
Griffin is an official of the Canadian
Pacific Railway Company.
This is his grievous crime, and this
is the entire explanation of the anti-
British attack which the press and the
public have made upon him. For
years past, if any man in Vancouver got
tired of work and desired to rise above
the inviolate privacy which Nature had
fitted him to adorn, all he had to do
was to get out into the street and throw
a brick at the C.P.R. Then the mob
rallied round him, all the horrible creatures who hate work and hate anyone
who has more money than they, came to
his support, and an easy future, without distressing toil, was assured him.
I need not give any names; you and the
better section of our public can supply
them from memory.
However, all of us in Vancouver
have not fallen so low as to get out
and hunt for the votes and applause of
the* gutter-folk. There are a few of us
left who, while deeply sympathizing
with the bereaved relatives of the victims of this sad affair, have no intention
ot allowing Vancouver's dead to be
used by demagogues as stepping-stones
to power, or a good and capable officer
to be sacrificed to the prejudices of an
ignorant mob, without entering the
strongest protest—aye, and, if necessary,
something more. Nor will we permit
lhe introduction into Canada of the
American custom—so brave and free—
of condemning a man through the yellow press, and exciting the passions of
lite people against him, through the
same vile medium, before he has had
fair trial and fair hearing.
Vancouver's thanks to you, Mr.
August 4th,. 1906.
The New Method.
The new chaffeur was hardly a success.
This was the sixth time the automobile had broken down, and night was
now approaching, and they were ten
miles from the nearest house.
"Nothin' kin be did. Ye'll have to
git out an' walk," the chaffeur announced, as he crawled from under-l
neath the car.
Groaning, the occupants descended.
"Say, chaffeur, where did you learn
your business?" tne owner testily inquired.
Drawing himself up proudly, the
young man answered:
"Where did I learn it? Why, I took
a course of five lessons in a correspondence school."
We have made arrangements to receive daily shipments* of
This is something very choice, Made and Packed expressly for us.
Family Grammar.
Apropos of the higher education of
women, a lady on a sultry summer afternoon, called on some friends. The
talk buzzed along briskly, fans waved,
and the daughter of the house kept
twitching uncomfortably, frowning, and
making little, smothered exclamations
of annoyance. Finally, with an impatient sigh, she rose and left the room.
"Your daughter," said the visitor,
"seems to be suffering from the heat."
"No," said the hostess. "She is just
back home from college, and she is
suffering from family grammar."
Reason Why.
There was a man whose wife had an
Aberdeen terrier of extreme ferocity.
It bit a man a number of times. He
expressed great hatred for it. Finally
the terrier bit a large piece out of
the calf of the man's leg, and the next
day it disappeared. The man advertised widely for the dog's return. He
offered a reward of $200 for it. His
friends were amazed.
"I thought," said a friend to him,
"that you hated that dog?"
"I do," the man admitted.
"Why, then, do you offer such a
large reward for its return.
"To please my wife."
"But you're foolish," said the other.
"Such a large reward will be sure to
bring it back."
"No, no," said the man, with a smile.
"You see, he's dead."
B. C. as B. E. Sees It.
. acre is probably only one man in
Canada whose opinion on Dominion affairs is better worth having than that
of Mr. B. C. Walker, the general man-
tiger of the Bank of Commerce. That
une man is Sir William Van Home,
by long odds the ablest and strongest
personality in our commercial world.
His opinion of British Columbia has
heen so often and so forcibly expressed
that everyone knows it. The encomium
just uttered by Mr. Walker is all the
more welcome because it is an endor-
satton of Sir William's views from
Canada's greatest banker. Mr. Walker
has not only thc highest intelligence,
enabling him lo discern tlle true character and value of this Province, but
tlle courage to say exactly what he
thinks, lu these days, when every
Eastern capitalist is chaining the praises
of the Northwest, and the Federal
iiovcrnmcnl is declaring that the des-i
tiny of Canada is wrapped up in its development, it needed just the courage
thai Mr. Walker possesses to enable
oue to say that "The Pacilic Province is 1
an empire in itself, and the press of j
Canai'a should realize how much greater
are the wants of British Columbia than
the provinces of the plains. Legislators;
should not he parsimonious when money
is required for B.C., which will become i
the revenue producing province par
excellence of the Dominion."
Simple Addition.
Two Silesians, seated in a music hall,
began to argue about the music of
Wagner. The argument, as it progressed, grew heated. The upshot was that
the younger challenged the older Siles-
ian to a duel.
But the older Silesian declined to
"No, no," he said. "I refuse to meet
you. The risks are not equal. You,
you see, are a bachelor, whereas I am
a married man with three children. I'll
tell you what to do. Go get married
and wait till you've a family as large as
mine, then, when our risks are alike,
come and challenge again.
Tiie younger man complied. He married. Three years passed, and one day
three years years later, he went, accompanied by a nursemaid, to his opponent's home.
"Mere 1 am," he said fiercely. "My
wife is at home. In this couch are my
three children,   Now for the duel."
But the older man shook his head.
"Not yet awhile," he said. "I have
five now."
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to discharge the prisoner, and said lo
him "Skidoo." Mr. Pellan thought it
was a terrible sentence that had been
imposed on him and begged for mercy.
With considerable difficulty the meaning of the American slang word was
explained to the Englishman, whereupon he thanked the magistrate and
After the Lord saw how helples
mau was He made woman to wait r
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Tally-Ho Picnif
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I Yates Street Vici
At The Street   $
Corner        h
(enjoy at least one privilege denied
cruel fate to the progenitor of the
.e—when I have committed an office I can turn over a new leaf—he
lid not. Lately I have been poach-
j on the preserves of Bohemnian, so
n told, and I must make the amende
ipologizing, and promising not to do
igain. But really we are so essen-
y different that it never dawned
Ji mc that there was the slightest
of our respective readers having
|: doubt as to our distinct individual-
I believe it is tne intention of the
Ior,   following   the   excellent  exam-
of Robertson Nicol, to publish, a
tographic group of his staff.   When
appears it will be seen how little
Iiemian and the   Lounger have in
imon—in fact so far as I know, only
Ivhile   Bohemian   is luxuriously re-
ping in deep  unholstered  chairs, or
j the cushions of a divan in some
natic  "den" chewing  the  reflective
; of a favorite philosophy, and evolv-
I columns of that airy persiflage which
calls "Badinage" to the accompany-
strains of the guitar or mandolin
the misty glamor of a cigarette, I
at the    street   comer, or at the
jrge   Park, or   mayhap   around the
of the Grand on the lookout for
ponsidered  trifles  as  a  possible  ad-
with which to embellish   my
Ijkly  letter.    But these  are not the
is of Harotin Alraschid at any rate
IVictoria, and adventures are scarce,
had an amusing experience in thc
irge car last Saturday night.   A merry
Ity, mostly ladies, was returning from
tennis tournament.   They were Vic-
Ian born and bred, and I know that
lir blood is not very   blue, but their
lversation!  I concluded    that   they
3ily  imagined  they  had   acquired  a
nionable ultra-English accent.   Well
Jen  will   people   learn  that  properly
Biking there is no such thing as "an
plish accent" among educated folks.
Jsir specimen much more closely re-
libled the conversation of James de la
|.sh than Genevieve or Algernon, and
its  origin  nearer  to   Whitechapel
.1 to Kensington.   Why cannot peo-
be natural, even if rich.    Affecta-
acccntuates not modifies ignorance,
lonclusion in support of which I can
fte very high authority.
1 took a peep into the Tennis courts
I Saturday afternoon, my position be-
Ivery much like that of the Peri to
•adise.   Such a galaxy of beauty, and
h a show of summer dresses I have
seen in Victoria.   The best gowned
/ on the grounds was dressed entirely
|pale blue—everything being en suite,
1, what does not always follow, her
riage and bearing left nothing to be
ired.    Another younger lady attract-
my  attention  in  a  loose  summery
din dress that reminded me of Dolly
den.    But where am I drifting?   I
rushing from the Scylla of Bohemian
he Charybdis of Babette, for surely
1  fripperies are in her department,
then  she was conspicuous by her
Since so that must be niy excuse for
^may, however, be permitted to say
the tournament was a great suc-
, and the finals up to the highest
fdard of the Province. Everyone
glad to see the Lieut.-Governor
:ent; he is rapidly developing into a
on of sport and has already ac-
ed the distinction of a manner sttg-
ive of "otium cum dignitate."
an anyone tell me why ladies take
automobile rides bareheaded? I
seen at  least  twenty  during the
Ient week ploughing their way
ugh clouds of dust at the rate of
it thirty miles an hour without
1 covering of any kind.   It is a cus-
I) which cannot be defended on any
md, but from a hygienic standpoint
hilst on the subject of the idiosyn-
ies of ladies is it permissible to ask
I every American who lands from
Seattle boat carries a "suit case"
walks both to and from her hotel,
ging it along?   A dozen times late
ly my natural kindness has driven me
to the verge of offering to carry these
heavy packed—full grips for tired looking women, but lacking an introduction
I subordinated sympathy to conventionality.
Talking of walking reminds me that
riding is so cheap in Victoria now that
even beggars and loungers need not
walk. A lady friend of mine phoned
to the Victoria Transfer on Wednesday
to ask what the Tally-ho rare was for
the morning's round. "Two bits." was
the reply. The lady said she would go
if the Tally-ho would pick her up. Half
an hour later a hack drove up and the
driver explained that the Tally-ho was
not coining her way but he was sent to
fetch her. She had a free ride up town
followed by two hours on the Tally-ho
—and all for two bits. Gee-whiz! also
Jehu. Great is competition. When
hackmen fall out riders get their dues.
On Thursday I took a cheap drive
into the country. When about five
miles out a foetid odor assailed my
sense of smell. For the next two miles
it increased so obviously that I felt
quite sick and the ladies stuffed their
dainty cambric handkerchiefs into their
mouths. Turning a corner suddenly the
mystery jvas solved. Elk Lake loomed
in view; green, viscid, pungent it recalled memories of the slums but not
the "eau" de Cologne.
It was my first view of the source of
Victoria's water supply and I naturally
thanked "whatever gods there be" that
for three months I have not drunk a
drop of Victoria water, but I fear from
a physiological standpoint this abstinence is scarcely less deplorable than
to have indulged in the poisonous
The other day I took a long stroll
along the Fairfield road, past the lots on
tlie estate of that name that the B. C.
Land & Investment Co. are selling like
hot cakes, by way of Ross Bay, Fowl
Bay and Shoal Bay until I came to my
"bete noir," the golf links. Hurrah!
deserted! except for two crows, a brood
of meadow larks, one sparrow hawk,
one fond mother and babe and one perambulator. Once more peace reigned
on the shore and I was free to roam or
lounge as I saw fit.
Here let me say that if I have any
taste a proposition which I know Babette will not concede, there is just beyond the links northward the prettiest,
most romantic little home around Victoria. Its entrance bears the legend
"Arden" and I consider it perfect of its
kind, the wooden background, the picturesque architecture, the rustic treatment of the grounds, the profusion of
wild flowers and the absence of the cultivated parterre effect which is the invariable refuge of the parvenu. In fact
if T mistake not and on this point I
would even have the temerity to challenge Babette, here is that highest of all
forms of art, "the art that conceals art."
It is not like the Arden of Warwickshire where I lounged through many
drowsy days on the banks of the Avon.
but it is par excellence the Arden of
this  Island or I  am no judge.
One night this week I heard a remarkable decision given on an interesting point which had been warmly debated. The question propounded was
"If a man reads a paper at home which
he would not read in a London club
what is he?" The correct solution is "a
snob." Needless to say the solver was a
lady and the culprit the
Neck or Nought.
Sir William Van Home is a man of
parts. He is not only ex-president of
the greatest railway in the world, but
is president of numerous transportation,
light, power and industrial concerns.
He is a fine painter, a farmer, a first
class poker player, a connoisseur in
cigars and an incomparable raconteur.
He has, however, an idiosyncracy for
high spec's. Over any given stretch of
road he insists on establishing a record.
Less than ten years ago he was reckless, running at full speed over unballasted sections until thc car would roll
like a ship at sea, but as he carries a
mascotte he never met with a mishap.
Last week he was cutting records to
pieces on the prairie as the following
despatch shows:—
"The C.P.R. has established a new
long distance speed record for western
lines, making a run yesterday of 309
2-10 miles in eight hours flat, including stops.    The train which made this
record was a special carrying Sir William Van Home, William Whyte and G.
J. Bury, and consisted of a baggage
car and the private cars Saskatchewan
and Manitoba.
"The run was between Winnipeg and
Moosejaw and the stops included water
stops, a change of engines at Brandon
and lay over for all eastbound passenger trains.
"This means that an average speed of
more than fifty miles an hour was
maintained through the whole distance.
"The run from Winnipeg to Brandon was made in two and a htalf hours,
the distance being 133.1 miles.
"Between Kijrkella and Broadview,
62 miles, an average of 60 miles per
hour was maintained throughout.
"From Broadview to Moosejaw, 134.6
miles, the run was made in two and a
half hours.
"This speed has been rendered possible by the improvements which have
been carried out on the main line within the last few years, including heavier
steel and better roadbed."
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For he's the man for me!"
He asked her, "What's your politics,
You noisy little maid?"
"Like every other girl's, I know—
Protectionist," she said.
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lacks the courage to lay bare his
schemes where the exposure would
bring humiliation and reproach and so
misses the only safe anchorage his turbulent spirit could have found. At the
end he has the mortification of seeing
this harbor of safety receding when
disillusionment has come.
The sequel? Here you have it. I
did not refer in my review to the final
chapters of this remarkable book because I was only touching the main
features of the story, but I can give the
sequel in a few words. Rejected by the
benefactress, the woman, and the party
whom he had alike betrayed he was
driven from public life. Those
whom he had petted for a purpose
matched his own vindictive spirit in the
endeavor to "get even,," and the one
who might have saved him, not by her
skill, but by her goodness, was alienated.
Two of my correspondents' questions
still remain unanswered. Let us take
them separately. What does the author
mean? I take it that he means something like this: Vaulting ambition still
overleapeth itself. He who plays the
game of public affairs with the honor of
women as the stakes may win a few
points but must lose in the end. No
man knows many women. He is a wise
man who is content with the study of
one—at a time. How sharper than a
dragon's tooth is a woman wronged.
There is an old saying "give a dog a Smartness is never a "stayer," and is a
bad name and you may as well hang cheap trait in any event. There is no
him," which might be applied to book j surer highroad to the destruction of a
reviewers, when it would run "once be-. career than that of dalliance. Oft-times,
gin reviewing books and you are done ■ in his reckless extravagance, the sybar-
for." When in an unguarded moment i ile, like the base Judean, flings a pearl
1 was led into that unfortunate dis-! away richer than all his tribe. And
i[iiisiiion on ' Das Kletterer," a fort- j finally there is always one to whom the
night ago, little did 1 imagine what the clear vision is given,
sequel would be, and little dreamt of So much for the meaning. From what
a sequel at all, but I reckoned without j source  did he  derive his  philosophy?
Contributors are hereby notified
that all copy for The Week should be
deliveied to the office, 88y2 Government
Street, not later than Thursday morning.
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with the way you have treated a section of Liberalism of which we are
heartily ashamed.
my host, said host being several thousand admirers of "The Week," who with
that charming indifference and hauteur
characteristic of the house of Vcre de
Verc preserve a nonchalant air as long
as things go right; but make their presence distinctly manifest when they are
On this occasion they are aroused.
That is to say they have allowed themselves to evince au interest in mundane
affairs to the extent of wanting to know
just what the author means, from what
source he derived his philosophy, and
what happened after.
It would be much more lo lhe point
to enquire what happened before. That
would furnish a clue to the whole
slory. Authors, however, are not always as explicit as their readers would
have  them,  otherwise  there would  be
From the memoirs of Mark Antony,
Leon Gambetta, Charles Dilke, Charles
Stewart Parnell, Maxim Gorky and
Clifford Sifton. Facilis descensus.
There can be no doubt of this because
English is as familiar to Carl Koenig
as German to
A Token of Appreciation.
To the Editor:
Sir—Permit me to offer you my very
sincere congratulations on the outspoken way in which, in last Saturday's
issue of your paper, you handled the
Pendray affair—and particularly upon
upon the manner in which you scored
the  disgraces  to  the  name  of decent
no Browning Clubs.   At times they not  journalism   whose   degraded   imagina-
only  delight  in  what  may  not  unfitly   have been given free rein for months
be termed ''convolutions of phraseology," by they leave something to the
Carl Koenig is no exception to the
rule. Having laid down some fundamental principles, as outlined in my.
last, he leaves his readers to fill in the
picture and if the principles are firmly
grasped there will be no difficulty.
For instance a man such as he describes "ambitious, determined, intriguing and vindictive," who played fast and
loose with many women, and whilst
paying his court and professing to each
one that she was 'the only woman in
past in the columns of such degenerate
papers as the Vancouver World and the
| Victoria Times. Of course, we all
i know the type of man who revels in
this sort of filth; he is a natural product of the thing called Democracy
—which, in its last analysis, is the
apotheosis of the Unclean. Such men,
sprung from the very dregs of the people, educated by the mistaken charity
of the State upon whose bounty they
fatten without working, after the effervescence of a wild prodigal youth
has spent itself, sink naturally into the
ranks of the pot-house politician whose
the  world   for  him"  and  all the  time every  thought,  whose  every  desire,
merely using them as pawns in tiv
game, to win his own selfish end; must
of necessity be unscrupulous. A man
who would stop at nothing, a second
Hcnicliffe. Indeed there is more than
a possibility that Carl Koenig is an admirer of Emily Bronte and is familiar
with one of the strongest books in
English fiction. Such a man would resort to fraud whether in business or
politics, and the fact that tlle hero of
Das Kletterer made the great financial
"coup" of his career by misrepresentation would surprise no correct observer
of character.
His boast was ultimately his undoing.
He forgot that there are some secrets
which no woman can keen. The secrets
that a man does not keep himself, the
secrets that he tells as the purchase
price of favors; these have wings and
flit from one favorite to another with
his caress, and always to his undoing.
He may have and invariably has one
faithful heart from whom his perfidy
lies hidden, oue who believes in him,
one with whom his every secret would
be safe, but in the natural order of
things his secrets do not go there.   He
an insult to free and clean-living manhood and decency.
But you have touched upon a phase
of this matter which many of us would
like to see taken up and pressed home.
Having been proved before a public
commission, with every circumstance in
their favor, to be low-minded and malicious, are these men to escape without
punishment? If so, what protection
has any decent man or woman got in
this country against the attacks of a
yellow press whose management appear
to have forgotten that they ever had
mothers? The liberty of the press is
a grand thing, but when it degenerates
into license, falsehood and cowardice
those who thus degrade it for their
own ends must be punished without
You have already done good work in
the cause of decency, Mr. Editor, by
Idling these disgusting men what people think of them. But there should
be punishment for proven crime, and
the reputable section of the public looks
to you to urge it. I do not agree with
your politics in all things, but I, and
scores of my party, are in full accord
A Public Nuisance.
To the Editor:
Sir—Having for a long time observed
with much pleasure and approval the
prompt and fearless manner in which
your journal has attacked and exposed
some of the more glaring abuses which
the easy-going nature of our citizens
has hitherto suffered to flourish unchecked, I now write to ask your assistance in abating a most intolerable
nuisance which has just sprung up in
the very heart of the town.
There is a vacant lot on View street,
between Broad and Douglas That is,
it used to be vacant. It is now full
of cold iron and hellish noises. On the
left hand of the lot is the Vernon hotel
building. On its right hand are the
MacGregor block and the Colonist
building. Behind it is the King Edward hotel. In front of it is the Driard
Some conscienceless person has stored
in this space a large quantity of massive iron girders and rails. These he is
now proceeding to have cut up into
lengths suitable for his private ends.
The process of cutting up is extremely
simple—and very noisy. One horny-
handed son of toil lays the edge of a
sort of steel wedge upon the girder at
the place where it is desired to cut it.
Another horny-handed son of toil then
smites the broad back of the wedge
with a heavy sledge-hammer. And he
keeps right on smiting, at two-second
intervals, until the girder is cut through.
There are no words fit to be printed
which would adequately describe the
sort of noise created by this interesting
development of local indtrfry. A very
imaginative person—or a very cynical
one—might compare it to the sound of
wedding-bells. But it is not really that
sort of noise at all.
This racket commences at 7 o'clock
in the morning and continues all day,
except when the assassins who create
it stop to fill their pipes and discuss the
wrongs of the workingman.
Now, Mr. Editor, is this the sort of
thing to be tolerated right in the business centre of the town? Both our
visitors at the two hotels mentioned,
and the business men who have offices
in the afflicted district, are sufferers
from the extraordinary laxity which
permits this noisy occupation t obe carried on in such a place. There are
plenty of spots in the town where the
necessary operation of cutting up cold
iron can be indulged in without disturbing anybody. But the presnnt locality
is not one of them. Will you please do
what you can in this matter and oblige
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* Short Story *
I'   :•'
(A Tale of the Prairies.)
By W. B.
There is no better time to appreciate
the luxury of the fireside than when the
wind is howling, the snow drifting, and
a blizzard raging without. If to this be
added the consciousness that for hund-
dreds of miles around is the rolling
prairie, with its white billows unbroken
by mount or chapparal it is possible to
realize how good a thing it is to have
shelter from a storm which is unchecked
in its mad fury, and which speedily
weaves a shroud for the luckless traveller whom it overtakes. These reflections were forced upon me as I sat facing Major Scott in his cozy library, discussing alternately the merit of a good
cigar and the latest sensation at Quarry
Hill. For although the blinding snow
effectually hid the surroundings we were
sitting within a few hundred yards of
the Penitentiary, of which my compa-
ion was Governor, and at the moment
was greatly exercised and not a little
annoyed at a clever escape effected the
night before by one of the convicts, an
old jail-bird, undergoing a seven years'
sentence for what the Major facetiously
termed "chronic burglary."
There is nothing tnat touches the
"amour propre" of a Governor so closely as losing a prisoner; and indeed escape would seem to be next to impossible where the discipline is so perfect
as at Quarry Hill, and every precaution
to prevent it seems to have been taken;
but as the Major proceeded to enlighten
my ignorance on the ways of the habitual criminal my surprise at the success
which had crowned the efforts of Jack
Johnston to relieve himself from the
monotony of prison discipline, and the
irksomeness of its routine duties, was
considerably diminished. In fact I was
bold enough to say that such ingenuity
and perseverance deserved to succeed,
an opinion in which, although with a
wry face, my companion was fain to
agree: This man had been engaged in
the prison laundry on account of • his
efficiency at that work, an efficiency the
motive of which may be reasonably sus-
spected in the light of subsequent
events. Carefully secreting a piece of
linen, some starch, and a knife he managed to convey them to his cell, which
was on the third, or uppermost tier, and
consequently next the roof. The cell
was built of brickwork and masonry,
but was ceiled with lath and plaster;
above this was a brick arch nine inches
thick. Johnson's "modus operandi"
was as follows: First he cut a hole in
the ceiling and, secreting his appliances
in the space between that and the arch,
proceeded with the purloined knife to
pick out the mortar from between the
bricks. As this work must have occupied him several nights he covered his
tracks by tearing off a piece of linen,
stretching it over the hole, and smearing the edges with a mucilage of starch.
In this way his work escaped observation and, as the Major explained, the
previous night saw the completion of
his task and the removal of the last
brick. Escape was then easy; drawing
himself up through the hole he forced
the shingles off the outside roof with
his head and shoulders, clambered out,
and running along the roof, let himself
down the water pipe, which showed
the marks of his boots, and once on
"terra firma" disappeared on the broad
prairie. What became of him goodness
only knows, but, as he was in convict
garb, and without a cent in his pockets,
it is certain he would have to live as
he had escaped—"by his wits," and unless he got to "cover" before the outbreak of the terrible storm which was
now raging he would be apt to regret
his flight from lhe protection even of
a penitentiary.
No wonder that the recital of this
incident stimulated mc to ask the Major something about his experiences in
the Northwest in the early days of settlement, before the advent of the revolutionary railway, and when hordes of
buffalo still roamed the prairie, and the
Indian 'wigwam" or teepee was almost
the only habitation in these vast solitudes. He was nothing loth, for a more
genial man I never met. Well on in
years, yet without any abatement in his
natural vigor, tall, lithe and energetic,
with a bright flash in his keen eye, and
a ruddy glow on his tanned cheek, he
looked none the worse for his forty
years of service in the Northwest; and
was indeed as fine a specimen of a British officer and gentleman as one could
wish to meet.
Commenting on the luxury of travel
across the prairie now, he said: "Ah,
things have indeed altered since the
time I came out—in every respect.
There were no fine weather soldiers in
tnose days, very man carried his life
in his hand, and had to keep a sharp
look out. But it was of travel we
were speaking. I was stationed at Regina, and many a time had to make the
journey to Fort Macleod, 700 miles,
with despatches. I generally took one
man with me. We each rode and led
a horse, the led horse of course carrying our blanketes and rations. We slept
in the open, for in those days there
were only two or three stations on that
route. There were no roads, of course,
and few tracks. We usually made thirty
miles a day in good weather, but often
not more than twenty; and if a blizzard
overtook us we might have to lie by
for days. Fancy sleeping out in our
bags, and with no other covering but
our blankets, from the storm. The
horses were picketed, and would paw
the snow away and thrive on the prairie
grass; but our greatest difficulty was to
change their picketing stake during a
storm; it was hard work, with the fine
snow, like particles of ice, driving into
your skin, but it had to be done to save
the horses from starvation, which
meant the same fate for us.
I usually allowed myself a month for
the journey, but on one occasion, which
I well remember, I left Regina on the
29th October and did not reach Fort
Macleod until the 28th of December.
Towards the last my rations ran out,
and I reached my destination in a sorry
plight'. As I now see the Imperial
Limited flashing along the track and
connecting the Atlantic with the Pacific
ir five days, to the accompaniment of
every luxury known to civilization, it is
hard to believe that these memories of
the past are not a dream; and that the
herds of buffalo thundering across the
prairie, and the teepees flapping in the
breeze, and the scarlet blankets of the
Indians fluttering among their wigwams,
and the scanty meal of bannock and
beans cooked in a tin pan over a fire of
buffalo "chips," anid the shivering
horses picketed in a blizzard, and the
snowdrift in wnich we burrowed for a
bed, are not the fanciful creation of
the imagination, instead of the sober
and very real experiences of a pioneer.
But it is all true, for thus was law
and order maintained, and the service
of Her Majesty fulfilled in the days
that are gone, and I have heard the
English traveller say that after crossing the continent, as his eye first fell
on the Union Jack floating over the
barracks at Fort Macleod, a thrill of
pride ran through him, and he found
his eyes moist, and his throat 'chokey,"
but even so he little recked of the
hardships that had been endured, and the
dangers that had been overcome in the
doing of it
I daresay, however, said the Major,
you would be interested in a case that j
I had to handle some years after all
this, when I was commissioner of the
Northwest Mounted Police. It was a
murder case, and might more truly be
termed a mystery than many of the
sensational stories of today, besides
having the merit of being true, and,"
added he, with a twinkle in his eye,
"there is a romantic element in it which
may not diminish its interest for you.
^iie September morning in the late
Seventies, as I was sitting in my office
at the Regina barracks, reading the reports just to hand from outlying districts, a sharp knock on the door and a
quick response, '"Come in," brought
my secretary, Lieutenant Shirley Paget.
If I had not known from the impetuous
"rap tap" that there was something
wrong, his heightened color and hurried
step would have told. Although twenty-
five years of age, he was still a boy in
manners and bearing with all the frank
honesty, impulsive god nature, and
manly independence which are so characteristic of the typical English lad at
liis best.    He  was tall  and  fair, with
curly hair, and rosy cheecks, and I have
taken the trouble to say so much about
him because incidentally he played an
important part in the drama about to
be unfolded.
"Major," he said, drawing himself up
to attention, "there has been a murder
committed at Qu'Appelle. Jonas Quinn,
a saloon keeper there, has. been found
in the scrub dead, his head split open,
and his pockets rifled. Sergeant Mac-
Rae has just brought in the report."
"Send the Sergeant to me," I replied.
Now MacRae was one of the most intelligent officers in the force, and had
been stationed at Qu'Appelle because
we had been having much trouble there
of late through the saloons furnishing
rum to the Indians, with the invariable
result of a mad orgie, and a general
running amuck; and Jonas Quinn, the
murdered man, who was a constant offender in this respect, had, I knew,
been recently warned to close his
saloon and clear out of the country.
This, however, had been partially effected in another manner, for during the
previous month a prairie fire had spread
to the town and burnt down the whole
of. the Main street, and with it every
store in Qu'Appelle, and among other
buildings, Quinn's "saloon," which was
nothing but a log erection, as indeed
were many of the other buildings in
the town. This much I had gathered
from reports already to hand.
MacRae, as I expected, was well posted in the details of the tragedy, and had,
before leaving for headquarters, made
himself acquainted with all the facts
which could be ascertained. In brief,
his report that on the 15th the body
of Quinn had been discovered accidentally, by a private of the force, whilst
he was riding on the outskirts of the
town. The spot was about half a mile
from the shack in which Quinn had
lived since his saloon was burned down.
There were two terrible wounds on his
head, both cleaving the skull, but no
other marks of violence. The fact that
the murdered man's pockets were all
turned inside out, and that no money
was found on the body, seemed to indicate clearly that robbery was the motive. There were no marks of a struggle, but there were indications of something having been dragged along the
ground, and MacRae was of opinion
that the murder had been committed on
the open prairie, and the body dragged
into the scrub to secrete it. He finally
said that the condition of the body
showed that it had been lying there at
least a week or ten days.
"I suppose you have not caught the
murderer, or you would have said so,"
was my first remark.
"No, Major," he replied.
"Do you suspect anyone?" I asked,
and was a little surprised at the alacrity with which he answered in the affirmative; for, like most of his race, he
was usually very cautious and noncommittal.
"Yes, Major, I think I know the man
who did it; in fact, the whole district
is up in arms, and there is but one
opinion, and that is that a big buck
nigger named Pete Lynham committed
the murder."
"What makes you suspect him?" I
"Everything, Major; you see, Pete
has been living with Quinn for a year
or more helping him to run the saloon,
and he has been putting on airs, telling
people outside that he was a partner,
and boasting about the pile of money
that the saloon was making, but it seems
as if he was only a paid servant after
all, for when the saloon was burned
down Quinn would have no more to do
with him, and even refused to let him
take shelter in his shack. It is a matter
of common talk that they had a row at
the parting, that Pete demanded money
from Quinn, which the latter refused to
give, and the former openly vowed vengeance. This was a month ago. Since
then Pete has been loafing around doing nothing but drink, and on the day
after the murder he was missing, and
has not been seen since. It is known
that Quinn, who was a surely miserly
fellow, had saved a lot of money, which
he was supposed to carry about with
him; so that there is no doubt in anyone's mind that Pete murdered him for
his money and then skipped out."
"And I suppose you have arrived at
the same conclusion, MacRae?" I asked.
"Well, Major," he replied, "I don't
think there can be much doubt about it.
No one else seems   to have   had any
grudge against Quinn, and Pete would
be most likely to know where he kept
his money. Then you have his threats
and his sudden disappearance."
"Yes, it looks as you say. Now, what
have you done?" I asked. "Have you
made any search for Lynham?"
"Before leaving I sent two privates
out to look for him, but of course,"
said he, "I did not wait for any news
from them, as I was anxious to'report
at headquarters as quickly as possible."
I commended MacRae for his promptitude and then dismissed him. Thinking over the case I concluded that there
was nothing to do but wait for tidings
from the men who had been sent out,
as it seemed highly probable that suspicion had fallen on the right man, and
with two energetic men, well mounted,
it was not likely that the fugutive could
long evade capture on the prairie. Allowing a reasonable time for this I
thought we might get news in the
course of a week; judge of my surprise, however, when next day a messenger arrived with a despatch from the
officer in charge at Maple Creek, some
250 miles to the West, to the effect
that a nigger who gave the name of
Peter Lynham was in the town and
unable to give a satisfactory account of
himself, but that his appearance and
conduct were suspicious. His clothing
was torn, there was blood on his shirt
and coat, he had deposited $200 in the
local bank, and still seemed to have
plenty of "money to burn." The despatch concluded by asking if he should
be detained whilst enquiries were being
made. Evidently, from this, the news
of the murder had not reached Maple
Creek, and I instructed the messenger
to ride back as hard as he could and
have Lynham arrested, at the same
time explaining to him the charge. He
did not seem a bit surprised, and remarked, "Well, Major, he looks ugly
and big enough to commit twenty murders."
I at once sent for MacRae and told
him what had happened, and we indulged in mutual congratulations at our
luck, and at the prospect of bringing
the matter to a speedy and satisfactory
Now I had in my employ a French
half-breed named Lebau, an extraordinary man, endowed with natural capacity for detecting crime, which I had
on many occasions put to the test and
never found wanting. He had the detective instinct, combined with a degree
of patience and stealthy perseverance
which nothing could withstand. I had
found him especially useful among the
Indians, whom he understood thoroughly, and for whom, strange to say, considering that on his mother's side he
belonged to them, he had a strong antipathy. He had been with me five
years, and during that time I had employed him in every criminal case with
which I had to deal, having the fullest
confidence in his judgment and sagacity. I therefore told MacRae that I
thought the time had come to take him
into our confidence and hear his opinion
of the case.
After listening attentively to all we
could tell him, to our surprise he declined to commit himself in any way,,
and all we could draw from him was,
"The Major better go Qu'Appelle."
I considered this good advice, although rather nonplussed at Lebau's
refusal to be drawn, but this I finally
attributed to reluctance to compromise
himself until he had learnt more of the
case, for he was ever mindful of his
reputation, and when once induced to
express his views or propound a theory,
had rarely been found wrong.
Accordingly I left the next day, taking with me MacRae, Lebau and two
privates. On reaching our destination
we found great excitement among the
people on account of the dastardly outrage, and an eager desire to avenge
Quinn's murder. The opinion was universal that Lynham was the culprit, and
on my causing it to be known that he
was already in custody at Maple Creek
there were loud expressions of satisfaction, and I was strongly urged to bring
him up for trial at once. But this was
by no means my intention, for several
reasons. I knew that if I brought him
east in the present temper of the people
there would be danger of a catastrophe
which I am proud to say has never yet
carried its blighting influence into our
Dominion, thanks to the confidence of
our people in the strict and certain administration of justice, and this is why
lynching is unknown in the Northwest,!
although at times like the one underl
notice, it is hard to restrain outraged|
public sentiment
Then I knew tnat it was good policy
to let the fact of Lynham's arrest be
known, because if any others should
happen to be guilty, although it did not
seem in the slightest degree probable,
the knowledge that we were on another tack would lead them to relax
their own precautions, and so play intr
our hands.
I must admit that I was influenced it]
this course of action to a considerabll
extent, by Lebau, who put the mattef
thus: "Everybody say Pete guilty, the
let everybody be right, if somebody elsl
do it him get bold, then we find him.j
And so it began to be an accepted faJ
that Pete and he alone was the murder]
er, for the Major thought the same
the public, and in a short time he woul]
be hanged.
Although  I did not for a momen
doubt the nigger's guilt I knew that thi
was the favorable time for an investi
gation, and for Lebau in particular ti
bring his exceptional abilities to bea
on the case.   We made a most carefu
examination  of the place    where  the
body was found, then of the miserable
shack where Quinn had lately lived, bu
nothing new was discovered, and Ser
geant MacRae's report stood unimpair
ed except for one circumstance, whicl
might easily escape observation, and t<
which my attention was directed by Le
bau.   The coat found upon the body 01
the murdered man was not an under
neath coat, but a short overcoat.   As it
was not likely that he would wear tht
former without some kind of a jacket!
Lebau concluded that the latter    had!
been stolen by the man who committed!
the murder, and he backed up this opin-F
ion by a theory so plausible that I was)
bound to accept it, viz., that after murf
dering Quinn and rifling his pockets the
murderer had failed to find any large
amount of money, yet knowing, or reasonably suspecting that it was secreted
about his person the natural conclusion
was that it was sewed into the lining oj
the jacket or otherwise hidden there, sii
he took it away with him to hunt for ill
in a place of safety.   Of course this way
only a theory, but it was so probablf
that I felt it was entitled to respect!
and  might  furnish    a very  important
clue.    The  presence  of the overcoaJ
could only be accounted for if the murl
der were committed at night, or at anyf
rate late in the evening, for in Septem-f
ber there is no necessity for such
thing in the day time.   Then the factl
that the murder was almost  certainlyl
committed in the open prairie, as evi-1
denced by the marks of dragging to thef
scrub already mentioned,  further pre-f
eluded the possibility of it having been!
done  in  daylight.    As there was  noJ
thing further to be gleaned in a general!
way I confined myself to making en-[
quiries as to the habits of the murdered!
man,  also  regarding the character oil
Lynham, to collecting evidence in con-f
firmation of MacRae's report   on   the!
subject of the relations existing between!
Quinn and the nigger, and in respect tol
the circumstances attendant upon thei^
quarrel and separation.   The result was!
on the whole not unfavorable to LynJ
ham, as although he was a big, brutisll
looking fellow, he had not usually been!
of a quarrelsome disposition, and hacf
never been known to resort to violence!
Still it was clear that on the occasionl
of their parting he had been wrought!
up to a pitch of great excitement, ancT
apparently  feeling himself badly used
had not been sparing in his threats ol
vengeance.   Meanwhile Lebau continued
the investigation on his own account
going and coming as he pleased, and
speaking of the result to no-one, leas;
of all to me.
Being so much  "en evidence"  as ll
necessarily was in a small place, brought!
me into contact with most of the peojT
pie in the course of a week or so; andl
although   I   refrained   from  discussing
the case the freedom of Western man!
ners compelled me to listen to manjl
suggestions.     Among these    was  oniB
urged upon me by an old Indian woman
who,   with  her    white    husband   ant
family,  lived in  a  shack on  the  out
skirts  of the town.    I  first  saw  he
whilst I was standing outside the polio
quarters.   She was returning home afte
making a  few purchases in the town
and as she passed said, "Morning, sir
when you hang black Pete?" THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST ii, 1906.
"Oh!" I replied, "I don't know.   He
has not been tried yet."
"Have you found axe?" she enquired.
"No, not yet," I said.
"You find axe," she went on, "then
see whose 'urn is," and passed along.
I thought little of this at the time,
for we had been searching every nook
and corner in the town, and among the
scrub, but without success. When however, at night I told the incident to Le-
bau, he seemed interested, and in his
laconic way said: "Indian woman ask
me samething yesterday."
-f "Well, I think it a good hint, Lebau,
but as we were already working in that
direction I don't see that it is likely to
help us much," and with that remark I
dismissed the matter from my mind.
Next day I took a walk alone on the
prairie, looking closely at the spot
where the body of Quinn had been
found, then to his shack in the back
street of the town, if an irregular row
of log buildings could be called a
street; then again across the prairie to
the south, where about two miles away
was an encampment' of Cree Indians,
whose tepees stood out like white cones
against the sky. And as I looked and
calculated distances and direction, the
site of the murder being almost in direct
line between Quinn's shack and the Indian encampment, a half formed theory
took possession of my mind that we
might yet have to look in that direction
for a solution of our problem. I had
thought much of the method of thje
murder—the skull had evidently been
Cleft by an axe, and the terrible force of
the blows suggested that the axe might
have been flung. The skill of the In
dian in the use of this weapon, idealised
in fiction as a "tomahawk," had by no
means died out, for among the trophies
which adorned the wigwam of the chief
many an one might still be found; and
although they no longer had occasion
!,o use it against the once dreaded "pale
face" it was not so long since they had
been on the war path against hostil
tribes, that they should now have for-
fotten how to wield it. Weighing these
natters I had not only constructed a
Rrobable theory in my mind, but had
lore than half formed a resolution.
The theory was that Quinn might
;asily have excited either the cupidity
!f ire of the Indians in connection with
lis rum traffic. Lis saloon had been a
lotorious resort, and the scene of many
i drunken frolic, and however noble
ie red man may be when he is sober,
e is when drunkat least "a little lower
han the agnels." Quinn was a morose,
urly tempered man, and could easily
ave been guilty of treating them in a
tanner which they would not forgive,
'hen frequenting his place gave them
mple chance of knowing that he was
laking a "pile." These considerations
id me to imagine Quinn lured on some
retext to the Indian encampment, and
ither going, or more probably, return-
ig, he would fall an easy prey to
•eachery, such as I knew the Indian
mid be guilty of.
This theory was strengthened by the
(rrival of a report from Maple Creek
the effect that Pete Lynham was a
iet and well conducted prisoner, that
was habitually cheerful even to joc-
[arity, and confident the Major would
ion  order  his  release,  for,  said  he,
fro yo think Pete would hurt a white
in?  This po' nigger trash.   No, sahl"
lere was a further point in the nig-
ir's favor.   He had explained that his
•n clothes and the blood on his shirt
10 coat were due to a fight with a
jf,  and  on    being   challenged had
thout hesitation led an officer straight
the spot where the mangled body of
'olf was certainly found.   Asked to
[plain  the  possession    of    so  much
mey,  when he was known to have
•n without shortly  before,  he  said
it the day before he left Qu'Appelle
went to Quinn's shack and again
[nanded his share of the profits; and
the latter refusing, he so terrified
by threats that Quinn finally gave
three hundred dollars, and deeming
[prudent to get away as  quickly as
Isible   he  (Pete)  "cleared out" the
ie afternoon.   Now all this was not
insistent with what was known, and
lough it was far from clearing Lyn-
from  suspicion or justifying his
[ration it impressed me with the con-
ion that we might have been on the
ig track, and so I was led to form
[isolution which will, I know, seem
strange at first, and indeed, was
warranted by the ascertained facts,
but which, as you will see, was ultimately justified.
I had determined to send for Lieutenant Paget, and strange as it may
seem, make a detective of him.
To make my scheme intelligible I
must diverge a little and explain that I
was kept thoroughly informed as to
the movements of all Indian tribes in
the Northwest,' as the system of reservations, so wisely adopted by the Dominion, keeps them at all times within
a short distance of their location. I
had been brought into personal contact
with most of the chiefs, and knew them
well, but none better than the Cree
chief Katoucha, who was now encamped at Qu'Appelle. He was a fine specimen of his race—tall, lithe, and active,
carrying himself at all times with dignity, and holding himself aloof from
the vicious habits into which so many
of his tribe had fallen. Perhaps, however, his principal claim to notice lay
in the fact that he had a daughter, who
for grace and beauty was matchless in
all the Northwest, for there was not a
traveller through the country of the
Crees who had not heard of the lovely
Watchita, and few who had missed an
opportunity of seeing her. Just eighteen, and in the full flower of her
beauty, active, and vigorous, fond of the
open-air life and sports of her kindred,
she could run like a deer and shoot
like a brave. Many a young man of
the tribe enview Watchita's skill as they
watched her paddling home across the
great Shoal Lake in the dusk of the
evening. Although a true daughter of
the red man, possessing the fierce passions of her race, she had been brought
into contact with civilization just sufficiently to learn a little self-restraint,
and yet not to spoil her simple nature.
Her ambition had led her to acquire
the English language, which she managed with fair success. I knew that
nothing would induce the chief, or, indeed, any of the tribe, to inform against
their own people, so I conceived the
plan of using my lieutenant to learn the
truth, if possible, through Watchita;
for only by this means could I hope to
bring the criminal to justice if he belonged to the tribe, as I now began to
be convinced. I hesitated a little, in
doubt as to whether such a course was
quite fair to the maid, and also as to
whether Paget would enter into the
scheme; but I knew that he was far
too honorable to descend to anything
unfair and that if he could not obtain
the information by fair means I should
not get it at all; so, casting my scruples
to the wind, I sent Sergeant MacRae to
Regina to fetch Paget, and in two days
they returned together.
(To be concluded next week.)
The Story of a Low Cussed Scourge.
The Guest.
She bade me to a feast,
Yet when I entered there
It was bitter wine and broken bread
She gave me for my fare.
She bade me to her hearth,
Then gave me for my part
Only the ash of a burned-out flame
That I might warm my heart
Think you that I complain,
I, whom she deigned to grace?
Shall I scorn my pittance of bread and
My seat by her fireplace?
Cold though I found her hearth,
Scant though I found her feast,
Yet none the less have I been Love's
I—of her faithful, least.
Platonic Friendship Increasing.
The writers of our day never lose a
chance of jeering at the platonic rela-
tio between man and woman. They call
it absurd, unnatural, impossible, and so
forth; yet the platonic friendship is
hugely on the increase, and will become
recognized before long as a definite condition of life.—"Spinster," in M. A. P.
It is an age of discontent, when girls
show a great tendency to be crabbed and
j Benedicks   grow   scarcer.—Lady's   Pictorial
AT THE GORGE.-The London Bioscope is delighting thousands at the
Gorge Park nightly and the best orches-
-ra in the province discources sweet
Is Maister Andra Carnegie, late of
Pittsburg, Pa., still afflicted with his
cnronic insomnia resultant from the
non-discovery of a reliable recipe for
the avoidance of accumulated and superfluous specie?
If so, a patriotic Victorian will-
simply "for the good of the Order"—
take pleasure in presenting for his generous consideration a formula which
may be guaranteed not only to remove
all danger of the reproach of death in
sinful wealth, but which is well calculated also to win the benedictions of a
truly Christian but ■ sorely tried community. Now that even Begustown and
Crosby Corners have their libraries, and
niches in Fame's temple are positively
a drug on the market, the fairy godfather of Skibo Costle is respectfully
invited to place a sufficient fund at the
disposal of an impartial commission to
permit' of a capitation bounty (it need
not be more than a single copper cent
for each and every head or tail produced) being paid to secure the extermination of the voracious and misguided oak looper.
This is the despicable creature which
within the past few years has intermittently transformed Victoria's glorious groves of oaks into reproachful
tatterdemalion reminders of their departed beauty. Panthers, coyotes,
wolves, etc., are not in it with this lilli-
putian invader. And if for once Carnegie, Rockefeller, and a few other's
alike capable of contempt for the tax
collector would elect to poo} their resources, why, something really might
be done I
Otherwise the individually weak and
impotent worm, collectively becomes the
master of the situation.
And such a tyrannous master, too—
when it has trnedl
It is a crying shame. The royal
oak trees, Victoria's particular pride and
glory, stand, when they entertained the
lunching looper, stripped, shrivelled,
bloodless and faded, drearily moaning
in their misery. The vampire-despoil-
ers have bound their strong arms with
omni-evident strands of gossamer, while
feasting upon the buds, the leaves, the
tiny acorns.
And as though that were not enough
injury has been crowned with fragrant
insult. The bare arms of the oaks,
picked clean of their summer foliage,
have been converted into gymnasium apparatus for the countless millions of
the looper battalions; and their flying
trapezes, slack ropes, swings and rigging generally enmesh the indignant
human populace.
The favorite pastimes of the pest appear to be malicious and mischievous.
He will perch at his ease, picking the
oak leaf fibres with his teeth, until a
pedestrian approaches—a lady or a little
girl for preference. Then down will
drop the looper's almost invisible ladder, and the looper himself follows,
much as a fireman comes sliding down
the pole when a rush alarm is turned
in from the lumber yards district.
To perform his favorite acrobatic
stunt with complete success and a true
professional finish, it is necessary that
the little aerial artist accomplish a safe
landing within the territorial boundaries of a human neck.
Anyone whom duty compels to walk
along oak-shaded pathways during the
summer season will bear immediate testimony to the over-abundance of circumstantial evidence that oak loopers have
regular competitions in lassooing their
victims—and quite possibly prizes are
awarded the most successful performers
at the close of the midsummer tournaments.
V. I. Oak Looper is not the really
and truly name of this Native Son pest
—that is, it is not the name that would
be entered in the Bugdom Dc Brett's
although it has something of the right
look on paper. It is merely a descriptive title awarded by the people who
like to be known as scientists, professors, or best of all—savants. It is a title
justifiable merely as sonic rural paper
might happily christen Steve Perry
Millions "the Shawnigan Nimrod," or
dub the man who drives the city water
wagon a "New Year's Resolution Jehu."
According to thc Deputy Minister of
Agriculture, who   has   seemingly been
studying the reptile without passion or
prejudice and with the seriously scientific respect of a spectacled German
professor, '"it has the larval form of a
moth called 'Ellopia Somniaria.'"
The writer has neard the new pest
spoken to and of quite frequently, but
it must be confessed with1 shame that
he has never yet heard it addressed by
the name which the Deputy Minister
asserts it has been trained to come
running in answer to. It is possible
that the Deputy Minister has not been
listening carefully. The looper has
been called very many things, and the
peculiar feature of the case is found
in the fact that the surname usually
sounds like "Pest"—and anything else
for a Christian or un-Christian prefix
that means a fervent swear-word but
may be reconciled with the varying
degrees of human conscientiousness.
Of course the Deputy Minister of
Agriculture would be the last man in
the world to jest on such a sacred subject, and especially in one of his own
pastorals for the enlightenment and
guidance of the press and public. And
yet the name does sound as though
it might have been borrowed from one
of the theatres. "Ellopia Somniaria"
would strike the average ambitious
soubrette as just about the proper thing
in a stage name for a euphonious, effective and Italy-suggesting billing. The
soubrette naturally cannot but remember once in a while that she is merely
Mary Ann at home. She devoutly
thanks her press agent that she is Ellopia Somniaria to the public.—
And perhaps the loop-the-looper is
at heart equally appreciative to the
Deputy Minister.
According to the Deputy Minister's
encyclical, the caterpillars are pale
brown, mottled with black. This is
exteriorially as it were. Experiments
of a crude character and with the simplest implements are yet sufficient to
demonstrate that the interior decorations are of the color and consistency
of creamy yellow custard. The silver
lining of this particular cloud is found
in the official declaration that the looper's folks "have only five instead of the
usual eight pairs of legs," and are
therefore much handicapped in making
those round-the-neck pilgrimages so
highly popular as the summertime outings of Bugdom's Smart Set. It is
this shortage of legs too which compels the caterpillar to wrinkle or hump
himself in his promenades in order to
cover the distance within the time limit, and which furthermore wins for his
family the appellation of "geometers"
or "loopers."
The moth—which is at once the ancestor and the descendant of the maligned caterpillar—is really a beautiful creature, of delicate fawn color and
with lace-like wings, The toilette is
completed with two irregular lines of
a darker shade and a smalt spot applique in each fore wing. The males
reverse the usual order of things by
being the patron of the milliner, having plumed antennae whereas the ladies
of the household must rest content with
the common Christie or Fedora.
The eggs are described by Mr. Danby
as "beautifully blue when fresh-laid"—
when of course they are to be prefer
red for table use—"oval in form, with
one end slightly flattened." A good laying moth if properly looked after and
given a little of the B. & K.'s spice in
her food from time to time should lay
25 or 30 eggs in a short season. Twelve
to fifteen, however, make the usual
setting, and everything is left to Nature's incubator after the eggs are once
disposed of by the mother moth.
There is nothing in the game law to
protect the eggs of Mrs. Ellopia Somniaria from bad boys with the collector's  mania developed prematurely.
According to the gospel of the
Deputy Minister once again, there are
various and sundry ways of visiting
death upon the caterpillars and the
moths. Poisoning with Paris green and
hellebore is suggested—but poisoning
is always regarded as somewhat cowardly. Under certain favorable circumstances a club will do the business,
and Mr. Dallain and thc S. P. C. A.
have promised to be indulgently non-
observant. Hut the favorite treatment,
vide the Deputy Minister, is to snare
tne moths wilh jacklights and drown
them in tubs of water wilh a top-dress-
1 ing  of coal   oil.    Here  is  thc  official
"It is evident, however, that the root
of the evil cannot be reached by attacking the larvae, and that being the case
I am of opinion that destroying the
moths is the most reasonable method of
dealing with it. This can be best effected at night by placing tubs or open
vessels containing water covered by a
thin film of coal oil, over which are
suspended lanterns. The moth flies
against the light at night and falls into
the water."
And then there is the most generally
favored method of all—grab the caterpillar gently by the back of the neck
(the caterpillar's neck) using your own
thumb and forefinger only in the observance of the strict etiquette of the
case, dash the crawling, writhing victim to the sidewalk; and squash him
there with your boot heel. This permits of an anatomical inspection that
would be of interest and value to all
good bug biographers.
The invasion of the oak loopers is
stated by the Department of Agriculture to come by schedule only in alternate years, this being an off year.
The oak looper thus traces kinship to
the salmon, which also has his years of
a big run and his short years. Only
unfortunately the caterpillar last year
flew right in the face of officially promulgated facts, providing the exception
to prove the rule with regard to non-
successive  annual  visitations.
For this contradiction of his friends
in the Department, if for no other and
less henious offences, Ellopia Somniaria
and all his family arc deserving of
Quite Obvious.
An average man got married. After
he had been married several years his
wife said to him one night:
"You do not speak as affectionately
to me as you used to, Hal. I fear you
have ceased to love me." ....
"Ceased to love you I" growled the
Average Man. "There you go again.
Ceased to love you I Why, I love you
more than life itself. Now shut up
and let me read the paper."
Too Many Bests.
An Englishman was competing
against an Irishman in a race at a certain regatta. The Englishman was winning so easily that .e stopped two or
three times, and shouted to Paddy to
come along.
After the race everyone was chaffing
the Irishman on the beating he had received, but he simply shrugged his
shoulders and remarked: "Shure, if Oi
had as many rests as he had, I could
'av bate him easily!"
Snb Rosa.
The rose is the emblem of silence in
Greece, and was formerly hung over
the table when guests were entertained,
as a warning that anything heard there
was not to be repeated. Hence the
phrase 'sub rosa" and its English equivalent, "under the rose."
A Girl Is Dead If Single.
If the young lady who dropped the
following poetic effusion near the post
office will call at this office she can obtain the original copy and other papers
of interest.   Here's the way it reads:
Tell me not in idle jingle, marriage is
an empty dream, for a girl is deal that's
single, and things are not what they
seem. Life is real, life is earnest, single blessedness a fib; man thout art to
man returneth, has not been spoken of
the rib. Not enjoyment and not sorrow is
our destined end or way, but to act that
each tomorrow finds us nearer marriage
day. Life is short and youth is fleeting,
and our hearts though light and gay,
pleasant drums are beating wedding
marches all the way. In the world's
broad field of battle, in the bivouac of
life, be not like dumb driven cattle, be
a heroine—a wife. Trust no future,
however pleasant—let the dead past
bury its dead. Act, act in the living
present, heart within and hope o'er-
head! Lives of married folks remind us
we can live our lives as well; and deporting leave behind us lots of kids to
shout and yell; such examples that another, wasting time iu idle sport, a forlorn unmarried brother, seeing shall
take heart and court. Let us then be
up and doing, still contriving, still pursuing, and each one a husband get." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST n, 1906.
Held Over.
Mr. Emit Held was in Victoria a few
weeks ago, one of a party of advertising men rejoicing in the title of the
P.C.A.A. He endeared himself to all
Victorians who had the pleasure of
meeting him by his courtesy of demeanor and excessive modesty of manner. Whilst everyone knew that he was
an advertising man from the fact that
he travelled in the company of the
Guild no one would ever have learned
a fact of momentous import for Victoria, and indeed for Canada, if the information had not been delicately conveyed in a paragraph, through the medium of an advertisement in last Sunday's Colonist, which reads: "In the
event, that Mr. Held opens a Victoria
office, he would probably bring his family here for permanent residence. Being members of the Episcopal Church
across the Straits, they would make
qu|te an addition to our Church of England membership in this city."
Overlooking the grammar, an obvious
slip, we extend a cordial greeting to
Mr. Held, and would respectfully ask
him to more particularly specify just
how many "quite an addition" means.
Also whether he confines his  services
Carter-Cotton on Slander.
The News-Advertiser is nothing if
not sober. Among many good things
contained in an editorial on the result
of the Pendray investigation the following is the best:
'Newspaper criticism is useful, and a
close scrutiny of thc actions of public
men is desirable. But no journal is
justified in making accusations against
an official until it has taken care to ascertain that such charges are based on
facts. In the present case it is clear
that the World neglected to to do that,
and in its eagerness to make a point
against the Government, was guilty of
gross negligence in the performance of
a duty incumbent on every journal that
desires a reputation for honesty and
The Paradise of the West.
The scenic artist of The Week
pledges his reputation that Keremeos
is the Paradise of the West. It has no
peer. Frank Richter, the pioneer of the
Similkameen, has sub-divided part of
his land into town lots, which are now
on sale. The new townsite is undoubtedly the best location for a town in the
Similkameen Valley. Situated at the
opening of Keremeos Valley, where all
Victoria market and in consequence
there is no difficulty in disposing of
every pound at a price in advance of
former years. For the month of June
the output was considerably over 120,000
lbs., and the price obtained was 2c more
than for the corresponding month of
last year. It is confidently expected
that the total for this year will reach
the 100,000 mark, as against a little
over 70,000 for 1005, and 57>ooo for
Won a B. 0. Scholarship.
Word has been received here that
Maurice McHenry of Clendenen avenue, a student of the Toronto Junction
Collegiate Institute, has been successful in winning the C. P. R. matriculation scholarship, donated by the two
C. P. R. employees or employee's sons
who stand highest in a matriculation
set by McGill University. This scholarship entitled Mr. McHenry to four
years' tuition in any applied science
cource at McGill University, and is
valued at $700.
rapacious maw of Cox and Jaffray, and
even this they were precluded from
working for ten years. That period
has now elapsed, and operations have
commenced in earnest under the very
capable local management of Mr. J.
Brown, who conducted boring operations
for the C.P.R. at Michel and Morissey,
and afterwards opened up the Bank-
head coal mines. It will take two years,
at least, to get the Hosmer coal on the
market, but from that time Canadian
smelters will no longer pay $5 a ton
for coke which is sold over the line for
$6.50 nod will there be "any more
the leading roads meet, convenient to
to members of the Episcopal Church.! the V., V. and E. depot, on the located
Further, when he sat for the clerical' line of the C.P.R., with good drainage
and classical photo which accompanied and water, it has every advantage, and
his advertisement. Meanwhile the peo-' will in the near fture become the lead-
pie of Victoria hold their breath and ing town of the valley,
wait for a reply, and further comment
on the part of The week is "held" over.
Naturalized, at Last.
According to a Kootenay despatch, F.
E. Simpson, the "Old Man" of Cranbrook, has at last been naturalized as a i
British subject, after ten years' hesita-' R
tion. The deciding factor seems to! ranged it, to grow wealthy on its pro-
have been an appointment as organizer ducts, to rear a dusky brood, and to
of the Liberal party in the Interior.' furnish profitable shelter to the way-
Simpson has done well as a newspaper'. farer.     One   in   a chain of stopping
A Pioneer Ranch Sold.
Every traveller over Anarchist Mountain knows Sidley's ranch. It is in the
gateway of the pass which leads from
Rock Creek on the East to the Osoyois
valley on the West. For forty years
G.  Sidley has owned,   tilled, and
man, at any rate from a financial stand
point. It seems a pity he did not know
a good thing when he had it, and, like
a good cobbler, stuck to his last. Possibly, however, he is becoming chivalrous in his old age, with a penchant
for leading forlorn hopes—that would
places between Midway and Princeton,
its friendly lights have been welcomed
by many a stranger as darkness fell, for
after Tom Ellis left the Osoyoos the next
stage was Frank Richler's old ranch on
Kruger ^Mountain, or of late years,
Fairview.    Many a tale of early and
explain everything, including the choice | stirring times has the writer heard from
of an organizer. I Mr. Sidley's lips after a hearty supper;
and also of the time when a white man
The Armenian fakir who swindled
people right and left in the Kootenay
last summer has returned to the East,
and now spends his time in the luxurious east of a Persian harem, living, to
quote the phraseology of a critical press,
"like a nabob on his ill-gotten gains."
i.iere seems to be some idea that he
may have delivered himself into the
hands of Nemesis in the form of Mu-
zaffer-ed-Din, his Sublime Shahship,
since the monarch who held the head of
a Knight cheap would hardly balk at a
Day. At any rate the people from whom
he wheedled $15,000, as well as the
learned divines who, without being by
any means as wise as serpents, are as
harmless as doves, will hope that he
may get his "deserts."
could only hold his own in that section
by joining the tribe. The ranch has
been sold, but Mr. Sidley retains the
homestead, and may yet live many years
to recount his thrilling experiences.
The Kelowna Pippin.
A very sensational article appeared
last Friday in lhe Okanagan, stating
that an Indian girl at Kelowna had been
molested by several well known residents of that town. We have not been
able to obtain any information substantiating the report, but on the contrary it is most emphatically denied by
Constable Rose, of Kelowna, who
slates that the whole affair was
nothing more than a drunken row in a
Siwash camp. Thc man who supplied
the liquor on this occasion is known
to the police, and efforts have • been
made to arrest him, but it is said thai
he hns escaped across the line. Both
tne Indian girl and her mother deny
that they were molested, though the
girl's father was somewhat roughly
handled in thc drunken fracas.
An Important Deal.
Negotiations have just been concluded by President Flumerfelt, of the B. A.
Trust Co., whereby that institution disposes of its Coleman business to the
Eastern Townships bank. The transfer
has been made, and Geo. Ewing, formerly of Grand Forks, and latterly of
Winnipeg, becomes manager of the
Coleman branch of the bank.
Fire-water to Burn.
Two hundred thousand gallons of
whiskey locked up in the distillery,
every drop legally barred from the
market, is a staggering thought; yet,
judging from the revenue returns, this
is the quantity of the invigorating or
debilitating fluid now in the distillery at
New Westminster. Four hundred
thousand dollars has already been contributed in revenue alone, although not
a drop of this revenue producing liquor
will be placed on thc market before the
5th of February next. The law requires
that whiskey, once it is distilled, must
remain in bond for two years. They
have been making whiskey in New
Westminster for nearly two years, but
the distillery closed down on the first
of July and will not re-open till September ist.
Comox Creamery.
Few  people   realize    that    although
ciirlity miles from a railway there is at
Lead Production Decreased.
Mr. G. O. Buchanan has finished his
labors for the last fiscal year as lead
bounty commissioner. The total shipments for the year ending June 30th,
1006, were 26,700 tons, a decrease of
about 1,500 tons from the figures of
the preceding year.
The shrinkage is explained by Mr.
Buchanan as due to the shut down of
the St. Eugene after the fire in the Lake
Shore mine last fall and the inactivity
of the Slocan. The Sullivan mine was
in constant operation, wheras during
1904-5 it was worked for only four
months, but its shipments were not
sufficient to make up the difference.
The price of lead which has long been
above the bonty limit, appears not to
greatly stimulate operations in Slocan.
Not a Hoses.
Rainmaker Hatfield is neither Moses
II nor Elijah III. For him the rain
will not come. He has proved a miserable failure at producing water fc-r
sluicing purposes on the Klondike
creeks. We had hoped he would succeed, but our hopes have gone up and
blown away in a cloud so to speak, and
"Haf'-well, when "Hat" sufficiently
recovers, he will probably hike back to
California. It is doubtful if "Hat"
could stay at Juneau a week without
causing a drouth.
According to the Whitehorse Star,
the fact that the first prize offered by
the Yukon Council for essays on the
Yukon territory was won by a Whitehorse writer, Rev. H. A. Cody, is a
matter for congratulation, not only to
that modest gentleman himself, but to
this entire end of the territory. In
writing the prize-winning essay Rev.
Cody labored under the disadvantage of
having never visited Dawson or the
famous plaser mines of the territory,
which fact, while seriously handicapping
him, adds greatly to the real merit of
his production.
Lower Bates for Autos.
In response to an urgent appeal from
enthusiastic autoists the C.P.R. have
reduced the rates on transportation of
autos between Seattle and Victoria. Already the result is seen in an increased
number of visitors of the class which
spends money and advertizes the country. It would be impossible to find
better roads or nner scenery on the
Continent than in and around Victoria,
and as our American cousines see more
of both they will flock here in greater
A Word to the Wise.
In Victoria, as elsewhere, the advertising merchant is the man who does
the business in these days of push and
enterprise. There are more newspaper
readers today than ever before in the
history of the world. The newspaper
places your business under the eyes of
the buyer. He sees what he wants,
and, knowing where to find it, looks up
the wide-awake merchant who asked
him to come and see him. Success in
these days of sharp competition calls
for eternal vigilance. You can't keep
a hustler down.
Hosmer Coal Mines.
The C.P.R. are commencing operations upon their coal property at Hosmer in earnest, and it is expected that
a large sum of money will be expended at that camp during the next two
years in opening up the coal seams and
getting in readiness to ship coal and
coke, says the Fernie Free Press.
This is the first opportunity the big
An M. P .P. IU
Everyone who knows Mr. Shatford.
the popular member for "The Similkameen." will regret to hear that he has
been very ill lately and has gone to
Vancouver for treatment. Sympathy is
Comox a nourishing creamery which is corporation have had to get into the
manipulating the rich product of a fer- coal business in the Crow's Nest Pass
tile district. This season has, so far, since in 1806 they obtained their birth-
hecn a record making one with the right of coal lands from the Government
Comox Creamery Association, as their as a subsidy for building the C. N. P.
output is going up by leaps and bounds, Ry, and sold them for a mess of pot-
also their product is now recognized as tage.    Out of 250,000 acres they were
The lacrosse team of Strathcona are
endeavoring to arrange a tour of the
Coast cities, and have asked for dates in
this city. Mr. D. R. Ker, of Brack-
man-Ker, has received a communication
from the secretary of the club requesting him to lay the matter before the
local club. The team expect to make
the trip during the latter part of the
present month and are very anxious to
include Victoria in their schedule. Mr.
"Bob" Campbell, who at one time was
a member of the Victoria team, is taking an active part in the management
of the Strathcona team, and he says
they have a very strong team, and
"Bob" knows what he is talking about.
The annual J. B. A. A. regatta will
be held next Saturday afternoon over the
James Bay harbor course. The first
race will be called at 2 o'clock promptly, the competing boats lining up just
off Coffin Island, and from the start
keeping in a straight line with a point
near the club house. The principal
contest is that for which the Flumerfelt
cup is offered, that being a trophy
highly valued by members of the association. Canoe races will be paddled
in regulation cruising craft, and post
entries will be accepted. In short, the
preparations are practically complete,
and there is every reason to believe that
the regatta will prove the success all
so much desire.
Several prominent Victoria tennis
players took passage by the steamer
Princess Victoria on Tuesday for Tacoma. Among them were J. A. Rithet
and "Dug" Hunter. The former is entered in the doubles for the northwest
championship with R. H. Pooley. He
is confident of giving the American
stalwarts some close games, although
they may be handicapped by the clay
courts to some extent. Accompanying
Messrs. Rithet, Pooley and Hunter are
the Misses Ryan, who have entered
the singles, and intend taking part in
the mixed doubles with the local representatives.
The secretary of the Victoria Cricket
Club has received definite information
that five outside teams have arranged
to take part in the cricket tournament
that takes place during the week of
August 20—25 inclusive. The teams
that will be present will be Portland,
New Westminster, Burrards of Vancouver, combined Kootenay and combined Washington. With these teams
taking part in the matches it is an assured fact that some of the most evenly
contested games that have ever been
played in this city will take place during that week. The committee have arranged matters so that two games will
be going on at the same time, and in
order to do this they have secured the
use of the Oak Bay park. With the
receipt of definite information as to the
number of teams that will be present,
the schedule of games was arranged
last  evening.     For  the championship
been arranged, but in order that the in-j
terest in the tournament may be main-j
tained it has been decided that thej
teams that have been knocked out in J
the first matches will be matched!
against each other. This arrangement |
has been arrived at owing to the "sudden death" system adopted in thel
schedule, which is that in all of thel
cup competitions the team losing willl
be out of the race for the championship^
The drawing for the schedule was!
made last evening, and is as follows:!
Monday, August 20—At Jubilee Hospi-|
tal Grounds, match "A," Washington,
vs. Burrards. At Oak Bay park!
match "B," Portland vs. KootenayEf
Tuesday, August 21—At Jubilee Hospil
tal grounds, match "C," New West!
minster vs. Victoria. At Oak Baj
park, Losers match "A" vs. Loser]
match "B."
Wednesday, August 22—At Jubilee Hosl
pital grounds, match "D." Winner!
of match 'B" vs. Winners of matcH
"C." At Oak Bay park, Winners ol
match "A" vs. Losers of match "C.'l
Thursday, August 23—At Jubilee Hospil
tal grounds, final for the cup. Win!
ners of match "D" vs. Winners ol
match "A." At Oak Bay park, game]
to be arranged.
Friday, August 24—At Jubilee Hospil
tal grounds, game to be arranged. Al
Oak Bay park, game to be arranged!
Saturday, August 25—At Jubilee Hospil
tal grounds, game to be arranged]
At Oak Bay park, game to be arj
Saturday, August 25—At Jubilee Hospil
tal grounds. Winners of the Cham-I
pionship vs. a representative teanl
from the remainder of the player|
Although all the losers fall out ol
the competition for the cup it wiU 1*1
noticed that the second game for Wed!
nesday includes a winner and a loseil
This was brought about by the fact thai
in the draw the winner of match "Al
secured a bye and in order that the|
might not be done out of a match,
game was arranged with the losers o|
match "C."
The games marked in the schedull
"to be arranged" will be arranged bl
the captains on Wednesday evening, ttf
22nd inst.
In all matches play will comtnencl
at 10.30 a.m. prompt, and -vickets wij
be drawn at 6 p.m.   There is a kee|
rivalry among the competing teams
to who will win the cup that has bee|
presented by  C.  A.  Harrison of th
Driard hotel,  and a  strong  endeayd
will be made by all the teams to caj
ture the coveted trophy.    During tl
stay of the visiting teams in the cit
special endeavors will be made to gh
them a good reception.   Although
complete programme has been arrange
it has been decided to give a flann
dance under the auspices of the loo.
club at the  Assembly rooms  on tl
evening of Wednesday, 24th inst.
It has been announced that Nelson ii
tends having a team on hand to pal
ticipate in the tourney which opsns hel
on the 25th inst.   The personnel of tl|
eleven is given as follows. A. H. Co,
pen, captain;   Crozier   Bourke,   Caj
Paddon,  Lieut.  Hallett,  R.  Reid,
Wade, F. C. Corry, E. J. Marks, F.
Rolt, F. J. Sammons, D. J. Elvery, J
G. Broadwood, C. T. Partington, a]
B. Hardcastle.
At hirst.
I know a little starlit spring—
Last night I leaned upon the brink, |
And to the dimpled surface pressed
My hallowed lips to drink.
And now the sun is up, and I
Am with a dream athirst;
0 was it good to drink that spring,|
Or was the spring accurst?
Accurst, that he who drinks therein
Shall long, even as I,
To drink again, yet never drink
Again until he die.
Beauty is only skin-tights.—Dr|
ing Room Philosophy.
It is easy to find excuses for t|j
we love.
a standard article in the Vancouver and only able to withhold 3,840 from the cup five games, including the final, have I music.
AT THE GORGE.-The London!
oscope is delighting thousands atl
Gorge Park nightly and the best orc[
-ra in   the province   discources s| THE WEEK, SATURDAY. AUGUST n, 1906.
British Columbia
To form a just estimate of the extent and importance of the agricultural areas of Britisli Columbia one
must make many excursions to the
north and south of the main line of
the Canadian Pacific Railway—over
its branches and steamboat connections—and even then, if he trusts to
what he may be able to see from the
car window or the deck of a lake
steamer, his knowledge will be far
from complete. In the Shuswap and
Okanagan Valleys, for instance, for
every acre of arable land within sight
of the railway or lake there are
thousands hidden away behind the
beautiful grass covered hills which
border the highway of travel, and the
same may be said of Kootenay,
Boundary, Arrow Lakes, Similkameen
and other districts. The agricultural
capabilities of the many sections of
Southern British Columbia are, as a
matter of fact, only beginning to be
realized. So far they have been
practically ignored for the mineral
seeking prospectors who first invaded the country had no eye for aught
save the object of their quest. Now,
however, branch Hues of railway and
lake steamers are enabling a new
class of men to enter and explore this
land of promise and many have embarked in fruit growing, mixed farming and dairying.
The agricultural and pastoral lands
are not restricted to a small proportion of the total acreage, for Professor Macoun, after personal investigation on the ground, says: "The
■whole of British Columbia, south of
52 degrees and east of the Coast
Range, is a grazing country up to
3,500 feet, and a farming country up
to 2,500 feet, where irrigation is-possible." This is a most important
statement and its truth is being confirmed by the practical experience of
settlers who have established themselves in the country. Within the
boundaries thus roughly defined by
Professor Macoun the capabilities
of the soil are practically unlimited.
All of it that is not too elevated to
serve only for grazing purposes will
produce all the ordinary vegetables
and roots, much of it will grow cereals to perfection, while everywhere
the hardier varieties of fruits can be
successfully cultivated. As far north
as the 52nd degree it has been practically demonstrated that apples will
flourish, while in the southern belt
the more delicate fruits, peaches,
grapes, apricots, etc., are an assured
crop. Roughly estimated, the extent
of these fertile lands may be set
down at one million acres, but this
figure will probably be found far below the actual quantity capable of
cultivation when the country has
been thoroughly explored. The anticipation of such a result is justified
from the fact that at several points
in the ' mountains even in the most
unpromising looking localities, where
clearing and cultivation has been
attempted it has proved successful.
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In several instances also, bench land,
pronounced only fit for pasturage by
"old timers," has been broken and
cropped with very satisfactory results. The agricultural lands just
mentioned are located as follows:
Okanagan    250,000
North and  South Thompson
Valleys     75,000
Nicola,     Similkameen     and
Kettle River Valleys ....   350,000
Lillooet and Cariboo    200,000
East and West Kootenay ..   125,000
West of the Coast Range are several extensive tracts of arable land
of the richest quality, notably  the
Cattle Grazing on Vancouver Island.
Lower Fraser Valley, Wesminster
District, Vancouver Island and adjacent islands in the Gulf of
Georgia. These sections of the province are recognized as agricultural
districts and are fairly well settled,
but much of the land is still wild and
untitled. North of the main line of
the Canadian Pacific Railway, on the
Pacific slope, and but partially explored, are vast areas of agricultural
and grazing lands, which will be turned to profitable account when the
country is a few years older. Much
of this northern region is fit for
wheat growing, and all of it will produce   crops  of  the   coarser  cereals,
roots and vegetables, except the
higher plateaux, which will afford
pasturage to countless herds of entile, horses and sheep. Some of these
districts, best known and in which
settlements have been established, nre
Cliilcotin, Neeebnco, Blackwater,
Bulkley, Oosta, Kispyox, Skeena and
Peace River Valleys, and lhey arc
estimated to include some 0,500.1100
acres. That this is a conservative
estimate is clear from tlie fuel that
the late Dr. Dawson and Professor
Macoun credited that portion of
Peace River Valley lying within British Columbia with 10,000.000 acres of
wheat land. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST n, 190b.
Notes on
Canadian News
A Good Scheme.
The Canadian Northern Railway Co.
is taking a ballot among the employees
as to the advisability of building hospitals at the various divisional points for
the use of employees, medical attendance to be supplied to them and their
families. The ballot is to determine
whether the men will agree to the following assessments: Fifty cents per
month or part thereof, if wages earned
are less than $100 per month; one dollar per month if wages earned are $100
per month or over. Twenty-five per
cent, of the fees collected are to be set
aside for building hospitals.
The Prosperous West.
The largest shipment of western
Canadian cattle ever recived in Montreal
reached there Friday last for shipment
to England in the SS. Athenia, and
comprised 1,042 cattle. The number of
cattle being received from western Canada in Montreal far exceeds that of any
previous  year,  and  exporters  say  the
cent exhibition, and many of the booths
were raided and the liquor confiscated.
1 lie basement of the government buildings resembles an inland revenue wars-
house, there -being in store there and
safely fenced up no less than 250 cases
of beer, 6,000 bottles and 28 gallon kegs
of the same bevehage. In addition to
the beer several cases of high class
"hard" goods were also secured, and
are being kept safely under lock and
key, and will be used as evidence against
the lessees of the booths in which the
stuff was found when they come up for
It is interesting to note that at the
present time anti-liquor, anti-vice, and
anti-Sunday labor are the order of the
day in every part of the British Empire. This fact cannot be without significance and indicates a solidarity on
three of the most difficult problems that
confront civilization.
The Queen of
The Breakfast
The Fates Forfend.
A  despatch   from    Montreal  to
Toronto World says:
"The news to-day is that Aylesworth
is full in the running, and that Fielding is out of the race.   Sir Wilfrid has
total for the season will double that of  not forgotten that Billy Maclean came
last year.    Price.:   for live hogs have   within  an  ace of stampeding the  Fi-
reached a record '.igh level, owing to
the demand by the packing companies,
and as high as $11 was paid recently.
Canadian Horses for British Army.
Col. C. H. Bridges, C.B., C.M.G. of
the British army remount department,
now in Alberta to purchase cavalry
horses for the British service, made
some interesting statements with regard
to the kind of horses now in demand
by the British cavalryman, especially in
the South African service, where it was j
found that the Canadian horse was the |
superior of any other for the climate' tion of a self-conscious lightweight it
and the work. He said: "Heavy dra-j is A. B. Aylesworth. In no single res-
goon horses are a back number in; pect does he compare favorably with
modern military work, especially after ■ the brilliant and reliable son of Nova
the experience of the British army in | Scotia. The one is a provincial poli-
the South African war, and only horses; tician, the other a statesman. If Mr.
ranging from fourteen hands are now I Fielding's health is spared, Laurier can
sought for. We only want light, wiry ' have but one successor and his name is
horses of a type which, fortunately for not Aylesworth,
tne army and for Canada, is quite corn-
nance Minister in last session's cabinst
and he at once decided to get Aylesworth into the ministry for the one
reason of, preventing the man from
Nova Scotia becoming leader and Prime
The man from Montreal, whoever
he may be, is ill-informed both as to
the facts and the probabilities. If there
is one man in the present Liberal administration who has earned the confidence of the party and the country it
is W. S. Fielding. If there is one man
who has already established the reputa-
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mon in the ranching country of the
West. Our experience on active service
has shown that the light built wiry
horse of the mounted infantry type is
infinitely the most useful, and that is
the kind of horse I am in search of."
Puck's Girdle.
In a Montreal interview Mr. James
Kent announced that the Canadian Pacific will this year put up 7,000 miles
of additional wires'; 4,000 miles will he
put up in Western Canada, and will include an additional copper line right
through from Winnipeg to Vancouver.
Banking Enterprise.
The contract for the new Bank of
Commerce building at Moose Jaw has
been let to P. Navin, of the city, the
amount being $50,000. It is to be the
finest banking structure west of Winnipeg.
A Modern Sphinx.
The coast cities have had a taste of
Mr. Morse as a prophet and like not
the sample. A week ago the same versatile artist delighted thc Calgarians
with a "spiel." Just how plausible the
representative of the G, T. P, could be,
and just how little of detiniteness his
promises contained may be gleaned by
the disinterested outsider from the head
lines of the account of his visit culled
from the "Morning Albertan." They
run as follows: "What Mr. Morse Told
Calgary. Business People Delighted
With Interview Between City and Mr.
Morse of G. T. P. A Railway by 1008
Seems to Be Very Satisfactory. And
That Is What the People of Calgary
Believe the Interview with Mr. Morse
Meant." What puzzles most people is
how Calgary and Edmonton can both
be on the main line of thc G. T. P. on
its route from Winnipeg to the Yellowhead pass. But then, that is not the
only thing about the G. T. P. that
Canadian Railways.
Sir Charles Rivers Wilson is a great
financier.    He was trained in the best
school, having acted as Lord Cromer's
factotum in Egypt.   Lord Cromer, who
succeeded Mr. Goschen, has had a brilliant career in  the  administration  of
Egyptian  affairs.    Mr.    Goschen    was
placed there by Disraeli when the latter
acquired the Suez Canal shares and told
the  British  House  of  Commons  thai
they could take them or leave them as
they liked, his friends, the Rothschilds,
were quite ready to shoulder the purchase.   Mr. Goschen in his turn was for
many years Mr. Gladstone's understudy
in the Exchequer department.   When he
undertook to straighten out the tangle
of the Khedive's finances the suzerainty
was bankrupt and the creditors were
ready to jump on their securities.   This
carries us back to thc bombardment of
Alexandria   and "Charlie"    Beresford.
To-day the Kherive is on 'Velvet," his
debts paid, has a good income, and a
prosperous country.    When,  therefore,
Sir Charles  Rivers Wilson  says  that
in London Canadian railway enterprises
take precedence even over the Egyptian
question he knows whereof he speaks
and must be regarded as no mean an
Week August 13th.
Tbe New
Wanted a Litany.
Tlie Montreal Star says that Mr.
Winston Churchill, M.P., has intimated
his intention to visit Canada during the
parliamentary recess. He will sail from
Liverpool on Saturday, July 28. Those
who remember thc performance of Winston in Montreal when he returned
from South Africa will get there again
early in order lo have a front seat. It
will be better than a pantomime.
SULLIVAN;* COHSIDINE.    Propil.lora.
Mana_«m«nt of ROBT. JAMIESON.
The Harry Lafiose Co.,
In Will g. Cressy's One Act Comedy
"The Sailor and the Horse."
The Garnelles
In their Eccentric Comedy Acrobatic
Sketch, "My Brother Johnny."
Cora Beech Turner,
Serio-Comic and Vocalist.
Eddie Grav & Co.
"His Last Match."
Frederic Roberts,
Illusrsted Song, "In the Golden Au-
tuni Time, My Sweet Elaine."
New Moving Pictures.
"The Holiday."
Prof. Nagel's Orchestrt.
Victoria Agents for the Nanaimo^Collierles.
[New Wellington Coal.
The best household coal in the market at
current ratea,  Anthracite coal for sale..
Dealers <n Cord and Cut Wood.
34 Broad Street.
Phone 647
Taxidermist and Fur Dresser
Mounting Large Game Heads
a Specialty.
A weak woman can easily conquer
a strong man by catering to his van
Winnipeg's Reform Craze.
It looks as if a veritable wave of
reform had struck Winnipeg to judge
from the following interesting paragraph from the Free Press:
"Thc license department carried on
a vigorous campaign against lhe sale of
liquor on thc  fair grounds at the re-
"Are you fond of yachting, Miss
"Oh, yes! At the very thought of the
inspiring breeze, the straining sail, the
rushing water, I can hardly contain myself."
"Y-yes—that's the way it affects me.'
Authorized Capital 02,000,000.  Subscribed Capital $1,200,000
A General Banking business transacted.   Drafts issued.   Sterling and
Foreign Exchange bought and sold.
SAVINGS BANK DEFT.—Deposits of $ 1 and upwards received and
interest allowed.
Business bv mail receives special attention.
Godfrey Booth," Manager Victoria Branch.
1   '   ni   . .i n rssassBsassssssaa
British American
Trust Company,
OFFICES : Vancouver, I. C.
Grand Fork*, B. C.
Coleman, Alberta and
Victoria, B. C.
Transacts a General Financial and
Fiduciary Business. Acts as Executor, Administrator, Trustee, etc.
Buys and Sells High Grade Investment Securities. Manages, buys,
sells, rents and appraises real estate. Collects Rents and Places
Insurance. Negotiates Loans on
Real Estate. Makes Loans on
High Grade Securities.
Correspondence Solicited.
Thos. R. Cusacl
The Taylor Mill Ci
All kinds of Building Material,
North Qoveraaeit St., Victoi THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST n 1906.
I      Hands Across the Sea,
I Exchanges With Our Kindred.
What We Talk About.
A foreigner on being introduced invariably  makes  it  his  business  to  be
agreeable to a woman.   The Briton, af-
, ter a few preliminary remarks on the
weather, falls back on his favorite pas-
1 time, and whether it be racing, hunting,
[igolf, fishing, cricket, or rowing, will ex-
kpatiate on it till the hapless woman listening to him is ready to rend her new-
test Paquin frock in pieces with bore-
fldom and despair.—Ladies' Field.
Mr. Chamberlain's Aims.
Mr. Chamberlain's name will be for
lever connected with the loftiest idea of
^British policy, that of a greater Bri-
[tain, the consolidation of the Empire.—
jDagbladet, Stockholm.
Matrimonial Tickets.
Matrimonial tickets are supplied by
lthe Canadian Pacific Railway to settlers
I in the Northwest Territories who wish
I to make a journey in order to secure a
(wife. On presenting the return coupon
jand the marriage certificate, the settler
I is entitled to free transportation for his
I bride.The World and His Wife.
Maidens' Quandaries.
The idea that some men have imbibed
from Bernard Shaw and other false
! teachers that a woman is a husband-
j hunter from the time she can speak is a
; terrible handicap to a girl. It makes a
t girl afraid to be nice to a man lest he
i should think she is pursuing him.—
"Madge," in Truth.
Moonlight Millinery.
No  previous   season   known   to   our
1 generation has brought forth such picturesque millinery.      One might    even
; call some of the tulle constructions even
poetical—mist wreaths adorned with
shreds of moonlight.     Moonlight and
j opal, indeed, are the notes of the colorings   of   this    season's     faibrics — The
t Throne.
Men and Maidens.
What the specialists call "the English
flirting" is nothing but the Italian "pla-
I tonica," which permits a woman to entertain a solid and healthy friendship
with a man outside of her marriage
scheme.—Petit  Parisicn.
Diplomatic Weather.
The democratic wind which now
blows througnout Europe has unfortunately not been understood by the
German Emperor, but immediately
struck the broader, more open mind of
Edward VII.—Depeche, Paris.
Lord Charles to Retire.
A painful and disquieting statement
reaches us from the Mediterranean,
says Vanity Fair, to the effect that Lord
Charles Beresford has tendered his
resignation to the Admiralty. It is not
permissible to state the reason alleged
for this course of action ,but the idea
of Lord Charles Beresford leaving the
Navy for any reason other than the
effluxion of time is  unthinkable.
Not the Same.
The smokers' seats were full. The
car was crowded. Two men who were
smoking were obliged to stand on the
rear platform. A man who was not
smoking sat in the rear seat.
"Seems to me," said one of the men
who were standing, "that a man who is
not smoking should sit in the forward
seats and let those who want to smoke
have these seats. Now that man might
just as well be sitting up in front. He
isn't smoking.
"I know it, my friend," said the man,!
turning around, "but I am perfectly!
willing to be. You havn't got an extra j
cigar, have you?"
No. 27.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, I
intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Laads and Works for a special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate on
Kyuquot  Sound,  Rupert District:
Beginning at a post planted near the
initial post of Application No. 26, thence
east 40 chains, thence south 80 chains,
west SO chains, north 80 chains, east 40
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Kyuquot Sound. June 14, 1906.
Bobs and the Baby.
At Christie's the other day there was j
a    sale   of   modem   pictures, among j
which  was  Mr.  Arthur    Drummond's
"Bobs and the Baby."   This once popular work illustrates the legend of the,
General with a little girl on his knee, I
teaching her how to write, and rebuk-1
ing an orderly, who interrupts him, with |
the remark "Can't you see I'm busy?":
Lord Roberts himself has denied  the!
truth of the story, and this possibly ac- j
counts for the picture's depreciation in
value,  for it was    knocked   down at,
twenty-eight guineas.   A few years ago
it would have been considered cheap
at ten times that sum.
Claim No. L
Further take notice that 30 days after
&te^1«inten.a ,t0 aPP'y t0 the Honorable
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described
lands, commencing at post planted at the
N. E. corner of T. L. 7197, or on the line
at corner of said claim, thence W. 80
chains, N. 80 chains, E. 80 chains, S. 80
chains to point of commencement.
Dated this 18th day of July, 1906.
p. Mcdonald.
Magic Lantern and slides for sale at
a bargain. A splendid exhibition out-
t with lectures complete. W. M. Ritchie,
107 Blanchard  St., Victoria, B.C.
Charms of Sand.
The love of sand is universal, felt by
all, and at all ages. No watering place
need trouble as to its prosperity if it
has a broad forefront of sand.—The
Secret of the Scots.
The most convincing proof the Scotch
have given of their greatness has been
their ability to' live on oatmeal at all.
The secret of their wonderful success,
both mental and physical, lies in the
fact that any nation trained to survive a
diet of oatmeal and the Shorter Catechism could survive anything and llour-
} ish anywhere—McClure's Magazine.
Great, Social Function.
£'    Of the many social functions in connection   with   the   Aberdeen   university
\ quarter centenary celebrations, the most
| gigantic  will  be  those  given  by  Lord
: Strathcona in  what  will be known as
'Strathcona Hall.    The  interior of the
j dining  hall   will   extend     150     feel   in
, length, and  185 in  width.    The chairman's table will be  100 feet long', ami
there will be 2,400 guests.
Witch Hazel should
be pure and full
strength, double distilled to be effective.
A little of this kind
goes a long way.
The best Witch Hazel
is the cheapest at
any time.
Large Bottle 25c.
Bowes has it
98 Government Street, Victoria,
Lady Jockeys in Japan.
The lady foxhunter is a familiar
[figure in England, but the lady jockey
Ihas not yet arrived there. Old Japan
[leads the way. During the last Tokio
traces three favorites were ridden by
Igirls. One, the daughter of a riding-
Imaster, came in lirst, while the other
Itwo,   both  geishas,  were   "placed."
English Sport.
In  States  without  universal  military
Iservice, the physical efficiency and warlike spirit of the nation are in danger
of deteriorating.   This explains the importance attached to sport in England,
lind to voluntary rifle shooting, which
Is even attended by the king and the
aristocracy.—Woche, Berlin,
Soft French
Flannel Shirts
With Collars to Match
Sizes from 14 to 17).
In all swiisouabie colors.
64 Government St.
Claim No. 2.
Take notice that 30 days after date I
Intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for a
special license to cut and carry away
timber from the following described
lands: Commencing at post planted 30
chains from S. W. corner on the line of
T. L. 7197, thence N. 80 chains, thence W.
80 chains, S. 80 chains, E. 80 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated this 18th day of July, 1906.
p. Mcdonald.
No. 20.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, I
intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate on
Tahsish Arm, Kyuquot Sound, Rupert
Beginning at a post planted on the
east boundary of Application No. 13,
about 60 chains south of the northeast
corner thereof, thence east 160 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 160
chains, thence south along said boundary
40 chains to point of commencement.
Kyuquot Sound. June 14, 1906.
No. 28.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, I
intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
ot Lands and Works for a special license
.o cut and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate on
Xyuquol  Sound,  Rupert District:
Beginning at a post planted on the
west side of Union Island about 20 chains
south of a group of small Islands in Blind
Entrance, thence 80 chains east, thence 60
chains north, thence 40 chains west,
thence 40 chains north, thence west about
20 chains to the shore of Blind Entrance,
thence southerly along said shore to
point ot commencement.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner ot Lands and Works
for a lease of the foreshore opposite Lots
45, 46 and 47, Esquimalt District.
Vancouver, B. C, July 4th, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, 60 days
atter date, I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a lease of the foreshore opposite Lots
63 and 54, Metchosin District.
Vancouver, B. C, July 4th, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, sixty days
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
tor permission to purchase the following
described land on Skeena River, ln Range
V., Coaat District: Commencing at N. E.
corner of Kitsilas Indian Reserve at post
marked "H. M., S. E. corner"; thence
north 80 chains; thence west about 40
chains to Skeena River; thence following
the meandering of the Skeena River to
Intersection of Kitsilas Reserve northern
boundary line and river; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 400 acres, more or less.
Kitsilas, May 28th, 1906.
No. 21.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, I
intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license
to cut. and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate on
Kyuquot  Sound,  Rupert District:
Beginning at a post planted at the
southeast corner of No. 8 Application on
Tahsish Arm, thence north along the east
boundary of No. 8 40 chains, thence east
80 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence south about 20
chains to the shore, thence following the
shore southwesterly to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
Notice 1* 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
south half of Section 18, Township 4,
Range 5, Bulkley Valley, containing 320
acres, more or less.
No. 22.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, I
intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate on
Kyuquot   Sound,   Rupert  District:
Beginning at a post planted at the
northwest corner of Application No. 8 on
Kokshittle Arm, thence east 40 chains,
north 80 chains, west 60 chains, south to
the shore of Kokshittle Arm, thence
southeasterly along said shore to get one
mile of southing, thence east about 40
chains to a point north of the initial
stake, Ihence south 40 chains to point of
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
No. 23.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, I
intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate on
the Ka-o-winch River, Kokshittle Arm,
Kyuquot   Sound,   Rupert  District:
Beginning at a post planted on the-
north boundary about 20 chains west of
the northeast corner of Application No.
7, on fhe east bank of the Ka-o-wlnch
River, thence east 20 chains, north 160
chains, cust 20 chains to point of com
mencement, containing 640 acres more or
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
No. 24.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, I
Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lauds and Works for a special license
to cut nnd carry away timber from the
following described land, situate on
Kyuquot   Sound,   Rupert   District:
Beginning at a post planted on the
south shore of Narrow Gut Inlet, thenee
south SO chains, thence east 40 chains,
thenee north 40 chains, tiience east
chains, Ihence about 40 chains north to
the shore of Narrow Gut Inlet, thenee
following the shore in a westerly dlrec
tion to point of commencement, containing 610 ncres more or less.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 11)06.
No. 25.
Take notice that, 30 days after dale, I
intend to apply to the Chlei Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license
to cut nnd carry away timber from the
following described land, situate on
Kyuquot   Sound,   Rupert   district:
Beginning at a post planted at the
southeast corner ot Applica'lon No. 1, on
Kokshittle Arm, thence west SO chains,
Ihence soulh SO chains, thenee east SO
chains, thenco nortji SO chains lo point of
commencement, containing i,40 acres more
or less.
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
No. 26.
Take notice that, 30 days after date, T
intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license
to cut and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate on
Kyuquot   Sound,   Rupert   District:
Beginning at a post planted un the
east side of a river unnamed entering Into Clan nlnlck Harbor about 1 V_ miles
from the mouth, thence east 60 chains,
north SO chains, wesl 80 chains, south SO
chains, east 20 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or
Kyuquot Sound, June 14, 1906.
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing from a post planted at the northeast corner ot a small
lake about one mile east of Kennedy
Lake, which appears to be the head
waters ot Maggio Lake, marked A. M.'s
N. W. corner post, thenee eaat eighty
(80) chains, thence south eighty 180)
chains, thence west eighty (80) cnains,
thence north eighty (80) chains, to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
May 30th, 1906.
Claim No. 6.
Notice la hereby given that, two month*
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Worka
for a apeclal license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing from a poat planted at tbe nortbeaat corner of a small lake
about one mile eaat ot Kennedy Lake,
which appeara to be the head waters of
Maggio Lake, S. J. F.'s S. W. comer
lost, thence eaat one hundred and sixty
,160) chains, thence north forty i40)
chains, thence west one hundred nnd
sixty (160) chains, thence south forty
(40) chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres, more or leas.
■L J. FLi.. -..-..,
May 2ird, 1906.
Notice ia hereby given that, 30 daya
alter date, I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commiaaloner of Lands and Worka
for apeclal license to out and carry away
Umber from the following described laud
in Port Renfrew Diatrlct, Vancouver Island, on the weat aide of the Gordon
River, adjoining A. Wheeler's claim on
the aoutheaat corner. Commencing at a
poat on the nortbeaat corner marked J.
Young's northeaat corner, thence aouth
n chains, weat 80 chains, north 80 chains,
and eaat 80 chalna to the place of commencement, containing 640 acres. Locat-
ed June 9th. 19.6. ^ ^^
Notice ia hereby given that, 30 daya
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Worka
tor apeclal license to cut and carry away
timber from tbe following described land
ln Port Renfrew Diatrlct, Vancouver Island, adjoining A. E. Mannell's claims on
the aoutheaat corner: Commencing at a
poat on the northeast corner marked A.
Wheeler's (jr.) northeaat corner, tnence
aouth 80 chains, west 80 chalna, north 80
ehatna, and east 80 chains to the plaee
ot commencement, containing 640 acres.
Located June 9th, ]»».„___ __   T
Notice Is hereby given tnat, 60 days
atter date, I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase Section Seventeen,
Township tour, Range flve, Coast District, Bulkley valley, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
J. E. BATEMAN, Agent.
Aldermere, B. C, May 15th, 1906.
Notice Is hereby given that, sixty daya
after date, I Intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following
lands situated on Skeena River: Commencing at a post marked "W. H. Cooper's S. W. Co.," planted seventy-five
yards from the Junction of Gold Creek
with the Skeena River, on the up-stream
aide, thence aeet 40 chains, thence north
40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
aouth 40 chains  to point of commence-
ment• W. H. COOPER.
June 16th, 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 land on the Skeena River, ln
Range V., Coast District: Starting from
a post marked "N. M., S. E.," placed
about 20 chains south of the S. W. corner of Lot 353, and thence north about
100 chains to the left bank of the Skeena
River; thence following southwesterly
said bank to the north boundary of Lot
354; thence east and south along the north
and east boundaries of said Lot 354 to its
S. E. corner, and thence east 25 chains
about to point of commencement.
May 19th, 1906.
Claim No. 1.
Notice la hereby given that, two months
after date, I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing at a posi
planted at the south end or a vocky
knoll about 20 chains south of the head
of a small bay Inside Rocky Island,
Kennedy Lake, thence east eighty (SO)
ohains, thence south eighty (80) chains,
thence west eighty ISO) chains, thence
north eighty (SO) chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or
Per M. J. HAUGEN, Agent.
May 29th, 1906.
Claim No. 2.
Notice is hereby given that, two -non t lis
after date, I intend lo apply to the tion
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing ai a post
planted at the south end of a rocky knoll
ubout 20 chains south of the head of a
small bay inside Rocky Island, Kennedy
Lake, ihence easl eighty (80) chains,
thence north eighty (SU) chains, thenee
west elghly (SO) chains, thence south
elghly (SO) chains to poinl of commencement, containing 610 acres, more or less
Per M. J. HAUGEN, Agent.
May 29th, 1906,
Claim No. 3.
Notice Is hereby given that, two months
after date, 1 Imend to apply to the lion.
Chief Commissioner Of Lands and Works
for a special license to cui and carry
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing at a posi
planted at the head of a small bay near
the mouth of Elk Kiver, Kennedy Lake,
tiience soulh eighty (80) chains, Ihence
easl eighty (80) chains, thenee norih
eighty (SO) chains, thence west eighty (S"j
chains to poini of commencement, containing 640 acres, moro or less.
July 4th. 1906.
Claim No. 4.
Notice is hereby given that, two months
after date, I Intend to apply lo the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and cany
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing at post planted
20 chains east of D, W. Moore's N. W.
corner post, near the mouth of 131k River,
thence east eighty (SO) chains, thenee
north eighty (SO) chains, thence west
eighty (80) chains, tiience south eighty
(80) chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
Per M, J. HAUGEN, Agent.
May 29th, 1906.
Claim No. b.
Notice Is hereby given that, two months
after date, I Intend tn npply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lnnds and Works
for a special  license  to  cut    and  carry
Notice is hereby given that, sixty daya
after date, I Intend to apply to the chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following
lands, situate on Denise Arm: Commencing at a post marked "J. E. H. L.'s N.W.
Corner," thence soulh 40 chains, thence
east 40 chains, thence north 40 chains,
thence west to point of commencement,
containing 160 acres, more or less.
June 16th, 1906. 	
Notice is hereby given that, bO flays
after date, I Intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase tho following described land on the Skeena Kiver, ln
Range V., Coast District: Starling from
a post marked "J. W. F. S. E.," placed
on the west boundary of lot 312, Range
V.. and thence south about 6 chains to
S. W. post of said lot, thence west about
50 chains to east boundury of Lot 190,
thence south about 16 chains io the left
bank of the Skeena River; thence northeasterly along said bank to the S. W.
corner of said Lot 312, and thence south
to point of ^»'»>e»J-"^mi„LETCHBR.
May 16th, 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 ihe following
lands, situato at Dogfish Bay, Portland
Canal: Commencing al a post on shore
line marked "W. H.'s S. W. Corner,
thence east 20 chains, ihence norih 40
chains, thenee wesl to shore line, ihence
southerly along shore line to point of
commencement, containing eighty a:res.
more or less. .     .,.
WM.   I1A  .it. .ON.
Staked 25'h May, W06. 	
Nonce is nereby given that, 60 days
after dale, I intend to apply •-> the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and v\ orks
for -jeruiission lo purchase the following
described land on Ihe Skeena River,
Range V., Coast District: Starling from a
post located ut the northeast corner of
the Kitsilas Indian Reserve, and marked
"E J, McGeachle, S. W. corner"; thence
north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
Ihence south 40 chains; thence west 40
chains lo point of commencement, containing 160 ncres, more or less	
E. J.  McGEAC Uib.
Kitsilas, May 2Sth, 1006.
Notice IS hereby given that, U0 days
after (hue, I intend to apply lo Ihe Hon.
Chief Commissioner or Lands nnd Works
for permission to purchase tho following
described hind, situated on the head of
ihe Bulkly Ulver: Commencing at a post
marked It. B„ N. W. corner, ihence runnin" vest 60 ohains; thence south w
chains' tiience easl 60 chains; tiience
norih 60 chains to point of commencement, and containing ISO acres, more or
''                         W. N. CLARK, Locator.
Bulkly Valley.  July  Brd, 1006.	
'Notice Is' hereby given that, 60 days
after dale, I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase lhe following
described land on the Skeena Itiver,
Range V. Coast District: Commencing at
a post located at tlie S. W. corner Of K.
J McGcachlo's land and marked ",l. M.
McGeaohle's N. W. corner", thence
south 4') chains; thence east 40 chains;
thenee north 40 chains: thence west 40
chains tn point of commencement, containing 160 acres, more or less.
J.   M.   McGEACHIE.
Kitsilas.  May 2Sth. 1006.
Notice is hereby given thai, sixly days
nfter date, I intend lo apply lo the Hon.
Chief Ctmmissloncr of Lands nnd Works
for nermlssion  lo purchase the following
described land on  the right bnnk of the
Skeena Ulver,  Range V., Const district:
^oinmenelng  at   a  post   mnrked   ",'nmes
I. Trorey, Initial post," nt the .-. B. cor-
ier   of  ihe   New   Town   Indian   Reserve,
hence   nest,   along   the   Indian   Reserve
Ine,   40  chains:   thence   north   40 chains;
hence east 41 chains: thence south nlong
lie Skeena  River tn point of commencement, conlalnlng ICO ncres. more or loss.
Skeena River. Mny 24th, 1906. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST ii; 1906.
•4? si?
* A Lady's Letter f
Dear Madge,—The newest lingerie
frocks this season are those of broderie
Anglaise with plainly gored skirts devoid of frills or furbelows. A pretty
one with which I fell head over ears
in love the other day at the tennis tournament, fitted tightly round the hips
and must have contained ten to a dozen
gores, each seam defined by a narrow
beading. With this charming skirt was
worn a severely simple blouse bodice
made fairly full, with high girdle. The
skirt cleared the ground in a most sensible fashion, rendering it an ideal tennis
and croquet frock. It is indeed such
dresses that must needs be studied at
the present moment, for no sooner has
August replaced July in the calendar
than it would seem that the season has
slipped insensibly away and brought us
face to face with the problem of combining "chic" with ease in our holiday
The old-time theory that anything was
good enough to wear away from home
is happily exploded, and in these days
it is necessary to differentiate clearly
between town and seaside apparel. To
wear out an old afternoon dress in the
morning in the country amounts to a
sartorial crime, and is a form of economy much to be deplored upon aesthetic
grounds. Equally undesirable is it to
appear at dinner at a smart seaside
hotel in a blouse and skirt obviously
ill assorted. Where' packing space is
valuable a skirt of white voile is a serviceable possession, as it will do duty
for several blouses, the latter being
white or cream to correspond.
A charming tussore frock designed
for garden or games is refreshing to
the eye inasmuch as it is entirely devoid of lace or trimmings of any kind.
The skirt is built in pleats and the bodice is made to match, being nothing
more nor less in fact than our old friend
the "shirt waist." The pleats arc carried quite to the throat, where a Imh
collar-band receives them. A neat
turnover collar and cuffs of tucked muslin with a dainty lace edging are the
only relief.
In speaking of the proper seaside
dress for ourselves, I must not forget
to mention that the correct outing "kit"
for men is also an important question
during this holiday season. A woman
always prefers to go canoeing or yachting, to play tennis or golf with a gentleman who is properly "turned out" for
the occasion, than one who appears to
anything but advantage in a Derby hat,
dark suit and painfully high collar.
Apropos, I think I can do no greater
service to the sterner sex in general than
to advise them to pay a visit to Messrs.
Sea & Gowen, the most popular and
up-to-date gentlemen's outfitting establishment in the city. There they will
find everything of the smartest and at
reasonable prices.
Amethyst and coral necklaces are
amongst the most fashionable ornaments
of the moment both for day and evening wear. They accord charmingly
with the pionted muslins and niiions and
chine silks in which tones of mauve
and pink predominate. I have lately
seen a necklace of palest amethyst beads
triumphantly adorning a frock of palest blue. For such necklaces, and exquisitely set ornaments at moderate
prices there is no place like Challoner
& Mitchell's. This firm has also brought
the imitation of gems to such a pitch
of perfection that they can be worn absolutely without fear of detection, and
the exquisite beauty of the designs
heightens their general appearance, for
no one could believe so much care and
trouble would be expended excepting
upon the settings of the finest gems.
Many secret processes arc employed
in these days by the makers of French
furniture in order to give il an old appearance. Acids are used to wear off
the sharp edges of the metal mountings; tobacco juice is rubbed into thc
newer surfaces, and men arc known to
have been employed in producing a
worn appearance to corners by continuous and patient rubbing with their hands
without the use of any tool. The foggy atmosphere of London is especially j
useful   in  imparling lhe  effect  of age |
to the finest French work, consequently
many forged pieces are shipped to London to be stored in order to ripen until considered fit for the American market, where so many forgeries have been
Such studious cunning may seem preposterous to the ordinary man, but it
must be remembered that, even considering the amount of trouble bestowed
upon such pieces and the excellence
of the artistic work where the highest
skilled labor is employed, the profit is
Genuine antiques become rarer every
year; all the happy hunting grounds
where they were to be found a few
years ago are empty of them to-day, for
the Old Country has been, and is still
being, scoured by experts and collectors
in search of old specimens or even bits
of old specimens.
And it is therefore impossible for
many people to obtain genuine old pieces
the next best thing is to secure good
and honestly avowed copies. As far as
workmanship goes, the reproductions
now made are quite equal to the originals and the style and spirit of the
ancient craftsmen are minutely imitated.
For example, take some of the beautiful articles of furniture now on view at
Weiler Bros., such as cabinets, chairs,
tables, dressing tables, etc., copied to
the letter after many of the quaint artistic designs of the Louis periods.
Gold and silver embroideries are
promised on outdoor as well as on evening gowns this season. However,
fashionable, tinsel gives one rather an
Indian-idol effect in daytime, when
combined with the chains and pendants
with which women bestow themselves
nowadays. But on evening frocks the
effect it always acceptable when well
done, and one of the loveliest dinner
dresses created lately is a rose chiffon
over satin empire frock, trimmed with
much silver embroidery and a posy of
La France roses on the corsage.
I Husic and      |
J   The Drama. $
The Bioscope at the Gorge park still
continues to attract a large crowd every evening during the week, and the
park has now become an exceedingly
popular place to pass a few hours.
The pictures that are presented this
week are better than have yet been seen
and although the list is not the same
as was expected, the film contains a
very good list of pictures. The first
to be shown is a story of a newsboy
who rises to a high position. A gondola trip through the canal of Venice
past the palace of the Doges and the
Bridge of Sighs and landing at the castle of the princess of Vicini. The
comical pictures have not. been overlooked and include "The Ice Cream
Eater," "The Impossible Dinner," and
"When Master and Misses are Out."
Several local views are also shown
whicli include a trip through the big
furnishing house of  Weiler Bros.
Tlie Grand keeps up the quality of
its entertainment and continues to
draw good audiences nightly in spile
of the summer weather and counter attractions. During the present week the
chief attraction has been the lifeboat
quartette. Next week Manager Jamieson features the Harry La Rose Co. in
a comedy sketch; the Gravellis in an
eccentric accrobatic turn; Cora Beech
Turner, scrio-omic vocalist, and Eddie
Gray & Co. in 'Mis Last Match."
Frederick Roberts, the moving pictures
and Prof. Nagcl's orchestra are retained.
May Yohe is to star in 'Mile. Ni-
touche," a new musical comedy.
A successful revival has been made
of The Ceisha" in England.
Herbert Kelcey and Effie Shannon
have been engaged for Charles Klien's
new play, "The Daughters of Men."
There are rumors that Virginia Har-
ned is to supplant Mrs. Leslie Carter-
Payne ns the principal Belasco star.
Chstnnirig Pollock has 'contracted
with Cohan & Harris to write a play
for them which is to be entitled
' Money."
% Social and        *
f Personal. J
On Monday evening last, the first
ball since the advent oi the new Lieutenant-Governor was given at Government House. The affair was a most
brilliant one, a large number of guests
being present, not only Victorians, but
from Seattle, Tacoma, and Vancouver.
The debutantes were: Miss Elinor
Dunsmuir, Miss Marion Dunsmuir,
Miss Marguerite Little, Miss Beatrice
Gaudin, Miss Lorna Eberts, and Miss
Genevieve Irving. The dancing room
was decorated profusely with gladiolas
and greenery, with numbers of red
lights twined with green streamers, a
garlanded mirror being erected near the
entrance of the room.
Bantley's orchestra was in attendance, and the music was all that heart
could wish.
The Governor and Mrs. Dunsmuir received with their daughter in the
drawing room. Mrs. Dunsmuir looked
very handsome in a black gown with
touches of gold.
Miss Marion Dunsmuir was beautiful
in white tulle over white satin, made
en princesse with corsage of pearls.
Miss Elinor Dunsmuir's gown was of
white tulle over satin.
Miss Dunsmuir looked well in pale
blue chiffon trimmed with ecru lace.
Mrs. Bromley wore a beautiful empire gown of lace with pearl sequins.
Mrs. Audaine looked well in white
silk and lace.
Mrs. Robin Dunsmuir was a striking
figure in an emerald green princesse
robe trimmed with green sequins.
Miss Little looked well in white liberty satin.
Miss Beatrice Gaudin looked very
sweet and girlish in a dainty frock of
white point d'esprit over taffeta.
Miss Lorna Eberts was much admired in a pretty gown of cream crepe de
Miss Genevieve Irving's costume was
of while silk trimmed with lace.
Mrs. Hunter looked well in a handsome while and gold sequin robe.
Mrs. Hutchinson wore a smart frock
of cream net and silver spangles.
Mrs. Eberts looked very handsome in
a black gown with touches of white.
Mrs. Little was greatly admired in a
beautiful  gown of figured silk mull.
Mrs. Amberry looked well in white.
'Miss Eva Loewen looked very sweet
in a pearl and silver spangled robe.
Mrs. Hermann Robertson wore a
white   satin   gown.
Mrs. Beauchamp Tye wore a pretty
cream frock inserted and trimmed with
Maltese  lace.
Miss  Drake  loked  well  in black.
Miss Langley appeared to advantage
in black with' pink.
Mrs. F-igan wore white point d'esprit
trimmed with lace.
Miss Dolly Loewen looked well in
Mrs. Gooderich looked very handsome in black and white.
Miss Butchart looked well in white.
Miss Flumerfelt's gown was of reseda green crepe de chine.
Mrs. Muspratt Williams wore a
handsome white satin gown.
Miss Gooderich loked charming in a
Dresden silk frock.
Miss Pooley wore a white lace dress.
Among the guests were: Admiral
Goderich, Mrs. Gooderich, Miss Gooderich, the officers of the U. S. ships,
"Boston," "Chicago," "Princeton,"
"Preble," and 'Paul Jones," Chief Justice and Mrs. Hunter, Hon. Justice
Duff and Mrs. Duff, Hon. Justice Irving and Mrs. Irving. Cantain and Mrs.
Fleet, Mr and Mrs. Gavin Burnes, Mr.
and Mrs. Tatlow, Hon. D. M. and Mrs.
Eberts, the Misses Eberts, Hon. Speaker Pooley and Mrs. Pooley, the Misses
Poolev, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Pooley,
Col. and Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Plunketj
Mr. Abbott, Mrs. Hutchins, Mr. and
Mrs. Fordham, Mrs. Lewis Cuppage,
Miss Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Langworthy, jMr. and Mrs. Little, Capt. and
Mrs. Freeman, Capt. and Mrs. Gaudin,
Miss B. Gaudin. Mr. A. E. Smith, U.S.
consul, Mr. C. Loewenburg, Col. Gregory, Dr. and Mrs. Jones, Dr. and Mrs.
Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. Beauchamp
Tye, Mr. and Mrs C. B. Times, Miss
Dupont, lhe Misses Duoont, Mrs. Hah-
nineton, Mrs. and the Misses Butchart,
(Mr. and Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs.
Eberts, Mrs. and Miss Cobbert, Dr. and
Mrs. Hasell, Miss Gladys Green, Capt.
and Mrs. Muspratt Williams. Mr. and
Mrs. DuMoulin, Miss' Drake, Mrs.
Blaiklock, Mr. and Mrs. McPhillips,
Mr .and Mrs. Amberry, the Misses
Mason, Mr. and Mrs. Bullen. Miss Bullen, thc Misses Piets, Mrs. Troup, Mrs.
Flumerfelt, Miss Flumerfelt, Miss Pemberton, Mrs. Rocke Roberlson. Miss
Eberls, Mr. and Mrs. Bridgman, Mr.
and Mrs. Genge, Mr. Jack Rithet, Mr.
and Mrs. Gillespie, Mrs. Gore. Miss
Arbuckle, Mr. Todd, Miss Todd, Mr.
B^sil Prior. Mr. Keefer, Miss Keefer,
Miss Phiops. Mr. Phipps, Mr. and Mrs.
Cnrewc Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Galletly,
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver. Miss Heyland,
Mr. Heyland. Mr. Douglas Hunter, the
Misses Montieth, Mr. Royce Monteith,
Mr. Harvey. Mr. Douglas Bullen, Mr.
Harry Bullen and others.
Mrs. R. H. Pooley is in Seattle for
the tennis tournament.
* *   *
The Misses Dunsmuir are visiting in
Seattle during the tennis tournament.
* *   *
Mrs. Norris (Vancouver) is visiting her sister, Mrs. Montieth, Lamp-
son street.
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin, of Vancouver,
spent a few days here this week, being
guests at the Driard.
* *   *
Miss Viva Blackwood entertained at
the tea hour on Thursday afternon last
in honor of Miss Doris Clute.
* *   *
Mrs. Shildrick, of New Westminster,
was the guest of Mrs. (Col.) Wolfenden for a few days this week.
* *   *
Mrs. and Miss Bulwer (Vancouver),
have taken the Cardew house for the
remainder of the summer.
* #   *
Mrs. Henry Hainey. of Enderby, who
has been a guest at "Loneyhurst," has
returned to her home.
* *   *
Mr. C. M. Paterson of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce, Vancouver, has
been transferred to the Victoria branch.
* *  *
Invitations are issued for a tea to
be given on Tuesday afternon next by
Mrs. Phipps and Miss Phipns, Carberry Gardens.
* *   *
Miss Doris Clute, of New Westminster, is the truest of her sister, Mrs. C.
J. Fagan, Pleasant Street.
*•*   *
Mrs. James Anderson entertained at
the tea hour on Wednesday afternoon
last in honor of Mrs. Phain, of Vancouver.
* *   *
The engagement is announced of
Miss Norma Flumerfelt, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Flumerfelt', of
this city, to Mr. Herbert Ritchie.
* * ,*
Mrs. S. J. Thompson and children
left on Thursday morning for their
home in Vancouver. While here Mrs.
Thompson was the guest of Mrs. C, J.
■ *   *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Heisterman
have returned from their honeymoon,
nnd have taken up their residence in
Cook street. Mrs. Heisterman intends
receiving the first week in September.
* *   *
Invitations are issued bv the Rev. J.
X. and Mrs. Wilemar, of Comox, for
thc marriage of their daughter Josephine to Lieut. John F. Harris. R.N., to
take place at St. Andrew's Church on
August 30.
* *   *
Miss Jessie Blakemore of Nelson,
formerly of Montreal who has been
spending several months with Mrs.
Frank Burnett in Vancouver, is visiting her father at the Poplars.
* *   *
Mrs. Godenrath. who has been staying
at the Dallas for some months, was
yesterday removed to St. Joseph's Hospital and operated on by Drs. Fraser
and Hermann Robertson. Mrs. Goden-
rath's many friends will be glad to hear
that she stood the operation well and
is resting easily to-day.
* *   *
Mrs. Audaine was hostess at a very
delightful dance on Friday evening last
at "Burleith." The affair was most impromptu, but none the less enjoyable,
about thirty couples being present.
Among the guests were: Governor and
Mrs. Dunsmuir, Mrs. Bromley, Miss
Dunsmuir. the Misses Dunsmuir, Mr.
and Mrs. Robin Dunsmuir, Mr. and
Mrs. C. B. Innes, Judge and Mrs. Lamp-
man, Mr. and Mrs. Genge, Mr. and
Mrs. R. H. Pooley, Dr. and Mrs. Hermann Robertson, Miss Pooley, Miss
Irving, the Misses Bell, Major and Mrs.
Blandy, Miss Wasson, the Misses Ryan,
Mr. Jack Rithet, Mr. Basil Prior, Miss
Loewen. Miss Powell, the officers of
TI.S.S. Princeton, Mr. and Miss Tyler,
Mrs. and Miss Goodrich, Miss Flumerfelt. Miss Todd, Mr. George Johnson,
and others.
Mr.  Oscar Brown was a passenger
to Seattle last Friday.
* *   *
Mrs. Hallamore and family of Kamloops are visiting in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. J. B. Hobson returned from Victoria Friday morning.
Mr. E. Brocklehurst, of Kamloops,
came to town Friday.
Miss Pemberton has returned to Vancouver after visiting Mrs. E. W. Pearse
of Kamloops.
* *   * -.
Miss Margaret Frame of Nanaimo is
visiting Mrs.  McRae of 1033 Richards
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. Yeats and family
have arrived in Vancouver from Winnipeg.   They will make Vancouver their
future home.
* * ■ :*
Mr. A. C. Stirred has returned from
Grand Forks, where he has been adjusting losses in the recent fire.
* *  *
Mr. W. Walsh has left for Banff to
meet Mrs. Walsh, who has been on a
trip east for several months.
* *   *
Mr. W. Marriott has left for Nelson
to attend a meeting of the Mountain
Lumber Manufacturers' Association.
* *   *
Archdeacon Pentreath is back from
the Interior. While away he visited
several towns as far as the Okanagan
* *   *
The Misses Copeland have returned
to Vancouver after spending a few days
in Nanaimo and Ladysmith, visiting
* *   •■
Mrs. H. Pim and family and Mrs.'
M. P. Morris and family have returned
to town after a visit of several weeks to
Hahhison Hot Springs.
* *   *
Mr, A. C. Christian of Vancouver has
returned to this city after spending a
few days with his brother, J. M. Christian, in Kamloops.
* *   *
Mrs. Norris of Nanaimo, accompanied
by Miss Hueneme Norris, arrived in
Vancouver on Saturday to spend a week
in this city.
* *   *
Mr. C. E. Lang, agent of the Northern Pacific Railway Company in this
city, has gone up to Harrison Hot
* *   *
Mr. E. M. Whyte, secretary of the
Victoria Y. M. C. A., who has been
spending a few days in the city, returned home Friday.
* *   *
Miss Kathleen Rogers, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Rogers, returned
on Saturday from a visit to friends in
* *   *
Mr. D. E. Brown, general agent of
the C.P.R. with headquarters at Hong-
Kong, and Mrs. Brown, left for the
East on the Imperial Limited Friday
* *   *
Among the passengers to Victoria by
the steamer Charmer on Friday afternoon were F. L. Ward, Mr. and Mrs..
Fraser, M. Greaux, Wl J. Stewart and
wife and J. W. Dawsie.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Roberts were
passengers on Friday's express for
Montreal. They are en route to the
Old Country where they will spend the
next six months visiting friends.
* *   *
Miss E. Tait and Miss Green of
Vancouver, accompanied by Miss Ella
Cavalsky of Farquhar street, Nanaimo,
with whom they have been staying, have
returned to Vancouver.
Mr. H. B. Walkem, resident engineer
of the C.P.R., left on Saturday for
Midway, where he will be married to
Mrs.    Cuthbertson,    who     is    visiting
friends there.
* *   *
Dr. F. S. Reynolds, proprietor of the
Ianaimo Herald and the Ladysmith
Ledger, was in the city on Saturday on
his way from Ashcroft. He reports
busy times in that part of the Interior.
Among the passengers to Victoria by
the steamer Princess Victoria on Saturday afternoon were A. Carruthers, wife
and child; H. Junck, Mr. Didron, W.
Vallance, wife and daughter and J. B.
Shale, wife and daughter.
Mr. G. Rogers, of the Minneapolis
Lumber Company, has left for Minneapolis, after a trip through British Columbia in the interests of his firm. He
was much impressed with the timber
resources of this Province.
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Mr. and Mrs. J. Buntzen expect to
leave for London on the 18th instant,
sailing from Montreal a week later.
Mr. and Mrs. 0. Marstrand and Miss
Ellen Marstrand will leave on the same
day, but will take the steamer at New
York. They will go direct to Copenhagen, where they will reside.
A. 0. F.
Grand Reunion of Foresters
at Nanaimo
August 18th
Cheap excursions from Victoria.
$1.50 the Round Trip
Children under 12 half price.
Trains leave Victoria at 8 a.m. sharp,
Don't forget the price, $1.50


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