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 Bank of Hamilton
Capital $2,440,000
Reserve $2,440,000
Savings Department.   Interest allowed
on deposits.
Vancouver Branch
jo EWING BUCHAN,   -   Manager.
The Week
TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
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every respect.
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40 Government St.,    VICTORIA.
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Vol. III.   No
One Dollar Per Annum.
The Editor's Review
Of Current Topics.
Earthquake San Francisco, the
and Fire, beautiful, which less
than a week ago
proudly reared its head at the Golden Gate, is now a pile of smoking
and smouldering ashes. The most
magnificent hotel on the continent,
historic in its associations, and unrivalled in its attractions, is a shapeless mass of ruins. Churches, cathedrals, universities, halls, banks, offices and theatres have shared alike
in the devastation which has overwhelmed the gayest city of the
Western world. The destruction
is so complete, and the misery so
widespread, as to cause a shudder
of horror and pity throughout the
civilized world; and to sum up in a
word the whole cataclysm is, in the
phraseology still in use in legal documents, "The act of God." Truly
Nature is
"Red of tooth and claw,"
and still takes toll of her human
victims in no measured degree.
With the subsidence of the first
stupefied feeling of amazement
comes the reflection that there is
nothing surprising in what has happened. It has occurred before, at
the same place, under similar conditions and with like results. That
, the destruction should have been
1 greater or less is a matter of inconsequence in considering the known
facts. Not once nor twice has California  been  devasted  by  earth
His great heart is proof not only
against the machinations of his
human foes, but against the forces
of Nature, Titanic though they be.
They may sweep away his works,
they may even crush his body, but
his spirit survives in the race which
he perpetuates, and even Kismet
is powerless to conquer him. As
temples and towers crumble around
him, and monuments totter and
fall into the opening earth, he shouts
with Henley,
"In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud;
Beneath the bludgeonings of fate
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How fraught with punishments the
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain qf my soul."
millions of acres of the finest agricultural land, and a climate, which, in
a Canadian and American sense,
knows no winter. But even these
superlative advantages would count
for little did we not hold a geographical position which, together with
our natural attractions, determines
the fact that sooner or later this
Island must dominate the Oriental
trade of the Dominion. When that
day comes there will be ten million
people on the Island, and the determination of whether it shall be sooner or later depends very largely on
the action of the Victoria Development and Tourist League. An enlightened, progressive and united
policy can achieve it in twenty
years. Mr. Faint Heart and Mr.
Feeble Mind can postpone it for
The organization of the
Victoria     Development
and Tourist League has
been completed, and includes, as
the title implies, the old Tourist
Association, which it has absorbed,
and five active committees, aggregating seventy members, five chairmen, five secretaries and a ladies'
auxiliary.   It starts with available
assets amounting to $2,500 and a
potential grant of $4,000 from the
City Council    Its total liabilities
are $500. In addition, it has behind it
the approval and moral support of
quakes,  and  slight  shocks,   pro- the citizens, who endorsed the move-
ductive of nothing worse than un- i ment at one of the largest and most
easiness or nervousness, have been
of constant occurrence.    What is
enthusiastic   meetings   ever   held
in the city. It also counts as no in-
that mysterious and indefinable | considerable asset the splendid and
quality in human nature that re-' effective work of the Tourist Asso-
fuses to believe the worst ? That | ciation, which has made the Capi-
strange contrariness that shuts itsital a household word throughout
eyes to the obvious, and argues even
against inexorable fate ? Why do
the Italian peasants return to their
native villages and commence the
reconstruction of their homes almost before the burning lava has
had time to cool, knowing all the
the   while   that   Vesuvius   never
' sleeps, and may hurl them to death
4 and destruction at any moment ?
What irresistible impulse is it that
will urge the stricken people of
I California to rebuild their houses,
their offices and their mart as soon
as the fire burns out and the smoke
1 blows away ? It cannot be that
they   consider   the   danger  over.
the Pacific States. Nothing can
hinder the successful attainment of
the objects aimed at but lack of cohesion on the part of the committeemen. They will meet with some
discouragements. Already early
boosters have got "cold feet," they
tremble lest Victoria should become "commercialized," and their
courage is beginning to ooze out at
the end of their toes ; but there are
barnacles on every ship, and they
have to be scraped off. Such puerile
quibbling should only stimulate the
workers in the cause of progress to
united action. Nothing can resist
the determination of a committee of
A Polished
Experience, and their actual knowl- \ seventy, reinforced by an auxiliary
edge of natural conditions, give the
lie to any such rosy anticipations.
Yet aiready plans are being laid for
a greater city than was, for brighter
homes, fairer gardens, and busier
,marts. And so it will be to the end
of time, for in that day when the
•last great cataclysm shall overtake
the world, men will still be marrying
and giving in marriage, trading in
the busy exchange, and laboring in
the sunny fields. This is the splendid heritage of our race, an indomitable spirit. No catastrophe is great
enough to crush out this Divine
committee of ladies, unless it wants
to be hindered. The new League
has a splendid field in which to
work. A city as beautiful, as healthy
and as attractive as any on the continent ; an island more richly endowed with those natural attractions which are essential to industrial development than any single
Province or State that can be named.
Pennsylvania and Ohio, the great
manufacturing States, have to import their ore from the Lakes,
Nova Scotia imports 80 per cent of
its  ore  from  Newfoundland  and
An erudite writer in a
Coast daily declares
^^^^^ emphatically, "We
shall never have the British Columbia University in Victoria." Certainly that is the spirit that would
keep it out, but fortunately the
ultimate decision in this important
matter rests in other hands, and
The Week is in a position to state
that if the citizens of the Capital
would raise a sum equal to that already promised by one loyal Islander, the British Columbia University
could be established here within two
years. This information could have
been procured without going outside the office in which the jeremiad
was penned. As to the policy of
foregoing the honor and advantage
of a University in favor of public
schools, such as Eton and Harrow,
the question naturally arises, where
should we find in Canada the class
from which to draw pupils for such
an institution ? Neither here nor in
the United States does the class
exist, nor is it likely to do so for generations, and probably centuries to
come, if ever. A Canadian University must draw its graduates from
the High Schools of the Dominion,
as McGill and Toronto are doing today. It will be ages before there
will be time or opportunity to develop the unique class from which
Eton and Harrow boys spring. We
should be willing to compromise on
one point, the immaculate collar and
jacket might be adopted as the correct form for all public and preparatory schools. Perhaps the writer,
who is so keen for this class of school,
would accept the "toggery" on the
principle of "sartor resartus," otherwise, we fear his propaganda is
doomed to failure.
decent minds be differentiated from
what poor Grant Allen characterized
as "the ethics of the poultry yard."
It flourished under the administration of Clifford Sifton, himself a notorious immoralist, and the day is
rapidly approaching, although the
Federal government affects not to
believe it, when the question will
have to be faced and handled without gloves. Meanwhile, on the principle that the end justifies the means
the excesses of the community are
being overlooked, because an industrious and thriving colony is being
built up. Having established
themselves on Canadian soil, they
naturally seek their recruits in our
cities. If every place gave them the
cold shoulder, as Vancouver has
done, their progress would be checked, but nothing short of legislative
interference will scotch the snake
which first fawns and then stings.
and what are they doing ? The protests of the public, who know her
condition and danger, kept the
Whatcom off the Sound run during
the spring. Why is she allowed on
now ?
Them Up.
The Victoria Board of
Trade is no doubt a
useful institution, and
The opposition to the
Sunday Observance
Bill in the Federal
parliament is weakening now, that
its provisions are becoming clearer,
and misconceptions are being removed. The case for the advocates
of the Sunday paper has been exploded on its being shown that in
Canada there is no demand for it
except among Americans, and that
the general public would really prefer a Monday paper, of which they
are now deprived, which could be
prepared up to midnight on Saturday. As to the smelter objection,
one of the most competent and successful managers in Kootenay has
declared that he would welcome the
proposed law, and could easily
adapt his work to comply with its
The Poor
has an admirable President, but, requirements. The whole question
like many similar bo ies, it has its has settled down to one of Gold vs.
moments of somnolence. One of 1 Golden Rule,
these spells has lasted even longer
than usual, and it is uncertain how
much longer it might not have continued but for the irrepressible zeal
of that energetic man, Mr. Arthur
Davis. He is prodding the older organization with a weapon borrowed
from the armory of the Victoria Development and Tourist League, and
if the result bears any proportion
to the size of the stick, before he has
finished the Board will have lined
up with the requirements of the
League in good shape, and the latter
will have scored its first victory. It
does not matter who does the good
work, as long as it is done, and if
energy will secure success, why, Mr.
Davis possesses more than any other
business man in Victoria; and if he
continues to direct it along the lines
laid down in the constitution of the
new Develogment League, he is
bound to advance the interests of the
city for which he has already done
snark of courage.   On the ashes of I Cuba.  Our Island contains ore, fuel,
every disaster man has built a nob- flux, lumber, as well as the more prefer  temple  than  was  destroyed, cious metals, in profusion.   We have
No Mormons Vancouver may have
Need Apply. its weak as well as
its strong points,
but it draws the line at "scum."
Recently two wily apostles of the
Mormon Church made application
for the use of the City Hall for mission purposes, and to the credit of
the authorities, were refused. The
scoundrels should have been tarred
and feathered and driven out of the
city. Disguise it as they may, the
beginning and the end of Mormon-
ism is polygamy. It is now practised in Southern Alberta in a manner, and on a scale, which cannot by
Another Citizens of Victoria rub-
Old Tub. bed their eyes last Sunday when they saw that
old tub, the "Whatcom," roll into
port. They fondly hoped she had
gone to the bottom, or to the bone-
yard. There is "something rotten
in the State of Denmark" when a
boat of this class is allowed to carry
passengers to Canadian ports. It
is only a matter of time until she
comes into contact with a spar or a
floating barrel, or meets with a stiff
breeze; and then down she will go.
Where are our Canadian inspectors ?
Victoria Licensed Vintners' Association has
promptly wired $200 to
the San Francisco relief fund. It
is singular how quickly these "criminals" respond to the call of suffering humanity on all occasions. We
are anxiously waiting to chronicle
the contribution of the Temperance Society. No doubt it has already gone, but the zealous reformers are modestly hiding their light
under a bushel. They need not be
too bashful in proclaiming their
generosity. There is good warrant
for the injunction so often proclaimed to erring ones, "Let your
light so shine before men that they
may see your good works."
In the course of the investigation set on foot
by The Week with reference to the milk question in Victoria, a member of one of the leading
wholesale firms was found endeavoring to sell a cow suffering from tuberculosis. Meanwhile she was being
milked.  But it is nobody's business.
In consequence of the popularity of the
Short Story, the Editor of The Week has
made arrangements to publish in each
issue an original sketch, specially written .
for this paper by a new writer, under the
nom dc plume of "Monica." These
sketches will be of intense human interest,
and will have local color. The first story
of this series appears in this issue on another page.
Scrub Brushes, at 25c and 35c
Brooms, at 25c, 35c, 40c and 50c
Stove Brushes, at  25c and 35c ®
Shoe Brushes, at 26c, 35c and 60c
Ross Laundry Bar Soap,Chart for 26c
Gold Dust Washing Powder, per packet 25o
1'earllne, 2 packets for 25o
DIXI H. ROSS & CO.,   Ill Gov't St.,  VICTORIA
Hands Across the Sea,
Exchanges With Our Kindred.
Crab as a Tourist.
Dangers of Originality.
A marked crab, which was placed in the
sea at Flamborough last summer by Professor Tosh, of the Northeastern Sea Fisheries Commission, has been caught off
Beadnell Point, Northumberland. It had
travelled 108 miles in 114 days.
Fatal South Africa.
The government promises to make a
more conspicuous "mess" of its South
African administration than any Liberal
Government in the past, and that is saying a good deal.—Manchester Courier.
Women and Gold.
The god of modern London is money,
not merely in the city, but also in the
church. The worst offenders are women,
whose ostentatious display of wealth is
the most powerful incentive to the illicit
greed for gold.—Sir Robert Anderson, in
The Quiver.
Why She Wanted Park Lane.
A lady carrying a little dog got into an
omnibus, and wanted to know if every
turning was Park Lane. She began asking
the question at Putney, and repeated it
at intervals all along the route, until at
last she was told, to the intense relief of
everybody in the omnibus, that Park
Lane was really before her eyes. But they
were not to see the last of her even then
"Look," she cried in ecstatic tones, holding up the dog to the window, "that's
where your mother was born."
Tigers Used Industrially.
On one of the Perak rubber estates run
by a canny Scot they have been rather
short of labor, and as tapping is in full
swing, they have been hard pressed. The
other day the manager hit on a brilliant
idea, and had the trunks of all the trees
rubbed with valerian. Now the tigers
come and serai ch and tap the bark in the
most approved herring-bone pattern, so
that all the few remaining coolies have to
do is to walk round once a clay and collect
the rubber.—Straits Times.
South African Dangers.
As it was in 1880, so it is now. The one
idea of thc government is to place the
Briton on an inferior footing to the Boer,
who has never concealed his desire to drive
us into the sea. With the cant of peace
and justice on his lips, the sentimentalist
is sowing the dragon's teeth of war and intolerable wrong.—Broad Arrow.
A Conversational Refuge.
Shy men often find it difficult to discover any subject except the weather with
which to open a conversation, even with
so near a relative as a maiden aunt. They
need never fear. Let them brace themselves up and master a few of the facts of
the most recent wedding, and boldly open
this subject. They will be rewarded.—
Books of Today.
The Rising Generation.
The rising generation look with horror
upon the "roughing it" process at sea,
which, a quarter of a century ago, was regarded by most boys as an absolute attraction. The twentieth-century boy
must have his comforts. What will the
skipper of twelve or fifteen years hence
be like ? We have a vision of a neurotic,
delicate, gruel and muffler individual,
who will be able to navigate his ship well
enough in fair weather, but who, in times
of stress, will require the assistance of a
trained nurse.—Syren and Shipping.
A Chinese Possibility.
What view may the Chinese take of the
stoppage of the emigration of their laborers under free endenture, and the possible
repatriation of those now in the Transvaal ? The Chinese will most probably
form the opinion that the British are following the example of thc Americans, and
are excluding the Chinese from the Transvaal from fear of the "Labor Party." The
more than probable course they would
adopt would be in the shape of a boycott
on British manufactures,—Free Press,
Notes on
The whole trend of life in England is to
stamp originality out, especially in women. Even in society, which is more or
less of a protest against humdrum monotony, the woman who dares to be original
is still looked upon with a certain suspicion. —Ladies' Field.
Hobnobbing With Royalty.
Mr. C. R. Hosmer, a Canadian Pacific
Railway director, is now at Biarritz, with
Mrs. Hosmer, where he has been brought
into pleasant intercourse with King Edward. Mr. and Mrs. Hosmer leave for
England shortly to meet Sir Thomas
Shaughnessy, and will make the Savoy
Hotel their headquarters.
An M. P.'s Proposal.
In the name of common sense, why
should the House of Commons not be run
on up-to-date, business lines? A time-
limit is badly needed for all speeches.
And a padded room for every member
who persists in talking when he really has
nothing to say.—J.-T. McPherson, M.P.,
in Weekly Dispatch.
Reported Death of "Louis de Rougemont."
According to The Melbourne Age, a man
known as A. M. Smith, who shot himself
at Oodnadatta recently, was none other
than the "Louis de Rougemont" who was
brought into such prominence in 1898 by
the publication in a London magazine of
his supposed adventures in Australia and
the South Seas.
Paris in the Strand.
Londoners will at no distant period be
able to enjoy the delights of "Paris in London." A number of French capitalists
have offered the London County Council
£55,000 a year for three acres of land
known as the Aldwych Island site, which
borders on the Strand. This offer the
Council on Tuesday accepted. The lease
is for a term of ninety-nine years, and the
rent to be paid £55,000 a year after the
first three years, during which the rent is
to be one-half of this sum. On the site it
is proposed to erect a magnificent building
at the cost of £500,000. The structure
will contain large galleries for use in connection with a permanent exhibition of
arts and manufactures; it will also contain a theatre, a concert hall, and a restaurant. Beyond the central block of buildings the site will be enclosed by shops with
basements, ground floors and two floors
Ellen Terry's Jubilee.
The fact that Miss Ellen Terry is on the
eve of completing her fiftieth year of hard
work rather disposes of the idea that the
long hours and, too often, the vitiated atmosphere of the theatre have a bad effect
upon human health. Look at the veterans
at present in our midst. Mrs. Alfred Mellon, Mrs. Billington, Henry Neville, Mrs.
John Wood, Salvini, and Ristori, may be
cited as examples. In her earlier years
the fair Ellen was a great favorite at Bristol and Bath, under the direction of the
late Mr. Chute, and there are many old
stagers ranged under his banner who live
and flourish today. I expect they would
all be millionaires had they been paid at
the rate which actors and actresses are able
to obtain in these times. If Sir Henry Irving had only lived he would also have celebrated his jubilee this year. But fate has
ruled otherwise. As for Miss Ellen Terry,
I wish her all happiness and long life, and
the power—I need not speak of the ability
—to present many more delightful characters before the public.
Germans Buy Welsh Mines.
It is reported in Llanelly that negotiations have been concluded for the purchase of two anthracite collieries in the
Gwendreath Valley by a powerful German
syndicate. The collieries are situated in
the Kidwelly district. Nothing has been
allowed to transpire as to the purchase
Harmonium for Tramps.
Tho Camberwell guardians at their
meeting on Wednesday voted the sum of
£5 for the purchase of a second-hand harmonium for use at the services for the
casuals. It was explained that they could
not attend the services for the ordinary
inmates on account of the fear of introducing infection.
Canadian News.
Winnipeg Strike.
The Winnipeg Free Press has this to say
with reference to the late strike ; it is a
serious indictment, deserving of notice:
"As for the strikers, they were most orderly. They made no demonstration, resorted to no violence or interference, and,
for the most part, kept out of the way.
On the other hand, the street car company
were responsible for acts which aroused
public indignation. They imported thugs
from Chicago and other foreign parts under the name of "strike-breakers." These
men were armed with bludgeons and revolvers. Although aliens, they were even
sworn in as police to maintain law and
order in a Canadian city. (Heaven save
the mark I) Privileged in this way, foreign
to the country, responsible to no authority
save the street railway company, they
brandished their bludgeons, attacked
peaceful citizens, and even assaulted the
Mayor of the city. This conduct resulted
in anti-demonstrations on the part of the
citizens, the Mayor lost his head, called
out the militia, had them armed and ready
to fire on the citizens he was elected to
Canadian Guinea Ptgs.
Mr. G. B. Burland, of Montreal, one of
the best known and most influential commercial men of Montreal, has drawn attend1
tion to the jact that Canadian financial
magnates are following in the erring footsteps of the English guinea pig director,
who for so many years reaped a golden
harvest by drawing a long list of fees for
"ornamental" services. He points out
that many of the best known Canadian
magnates are on from twenty to thirty
boards, in addition to having charge in
some instances of large businesses of their
own. It goes without saying that they
cannot do more than perfunctorily "fill
the bill" by lending their names. In England the condition was met by increased
stringency in the laws and in the responsibilities imposed on directors. This alone
brougut them to book, and the lesson
should bear its moral for Canada.
How to Boost.
Regina is but a small place compared
with Victoria, yet it has learned one important lesson—that boosting means advertising, and that it pays to pay a good
secretary. At one of the most largely attended meetings in the history of the Regina Board of Trade, Mr. A. E. Boyle, of
Regina, was selected as publicity commissioner at a salary of $150 per month.
A Progressive Company.
The Canadian Metal Company, Limited,
owners of the Frank and Pilot Bay smelters, have through their local agent, E. A.
Haggen, M.E.' bonded from Captain Armstrong, the Giant Mine, at Spillamachene,
East Kootenay. This is a low-grade zinc-
silver-lead property, but there is a large
amount of ore in sight on the mountain
side, the ore body being about 200 feet
wide. The ore will be mined by quarrying,
a concentrator built, and the concentrates
will be shipped to the company's smelters
at Frank and Pilot Bay. The mine is within two miles of the Columbia River, and
the ore-body is exposed for an elevation
of about 400 feet. The amount of the bond
is $100,000.
Land in Manitoba Booming.
The Manitoba government has advanced
the price of Provincial lands from $4 and
$5' per acre to $8 an acre. The first repdort
from Canadian Pacific agents regarding
the progress of seeding operations indicates that, while not in full blast, they
may be said to be general throughout the
Western Provinces, and in some portions
the work is far advanced on the main line
west fo Winnipeg. On the whole, the
spring is opening in a way quite satisfactory to those deeply concerned in the
grain crop, in which number all Western
Canada people may be said to be included.
Coal in Alberta.
A. C. Caldwell has submitted 210 applications for coal mining lands in Alberta,
and has paid $1,050 as preliminary fees.
Most of the applicants are bell boys and
"chair boarders" nt the Russell House,
Ottawa, who for a dollar each immediately
assigned their rights back to Caldwell.
Purveyors to the Royal Family,
Buchanan's Royal Household at $1.50 per bottle
Buchanan's Black and White at $1.25 per bottle
Buchanan's Red Seal at $1.00 per bottle
For sale by all dealera
Gents Suits
Sponged and
Pressed 75c
By the month $2.00
or cleaned thoroughly and pressed to look like new for $1.50
Cleaning, Dyeing, Tailoring *
93 View Street, Victoria
Phone A1207
Real Hair
Pompadours, Curls
all of the latest
style, at
Hair Dressing
58 Douglas
McKenzie & Fletcher
Get Our Prices.
Westminster   Ave.
Powell St.,
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following described land, situated in Skeena
River Distriet, near Kitsalas Canyon, on left side
of Gold Creek : Commencing at a post marked
"A.E.M., S.W. Corner," thence 40 ohains north,
thence 40 chains east, thence 40 chains south,
thence 40 chains west to point of commtcement,
containing 160 acres, more or less.
A. E. MACDONALD, Looator.
A. E. JOHNSON, Agent.
Dated Maroh 13th, 1906.
What a Strike Costs.
Just what a strike costs is never realized
until it is over, and nothing casts such a
wet blanket over the enthusiasm of riot
and shout as the cold facts which confront the strikers when the bill is totalled
up. The late Winnipeg tramway strike
was no exception to the rule, and its statistics will bear close scrutiny. They do
not include broken heads, of which there
were not a few.
Brief summary of leading facts of the
Days of strike  8
Number of strikers  003
Cost in strikers' wages     $6,0000
Cost to oompany in receipts     815,000
Loss to rolling stock     810,000
Cost to city in percentage of receipts...     $1,500
Cost to city of souring troops     $12,000
Difference to company in new scale  8112,000
Addition in salary to old men  $100,000
Nunizr of arrestB  8
Number of people seriously hurt  0
Number of soldiers ordered out        1,450
Number of police engaged  300
A Good Coal Stock.
The Original Grand View
Opposite C. P, R. Depot.
Bass's Celebrated Burton Ale on Draught.
"An 'orderly' house kept by au 'orderly' man."
Paces on two streets, Cordova and Water.
The house of Vancouver if you want to meet an
up^ouutry man. Everything first-clasB. Dining Room unexcelled. Rates from Ji.oo per day
aud up, aud all good rooms.
Hotel I .eland.
T      WELLMAN, Proprietor.
Rates $2.00 per day. A nice quiet
hotel to stop at while in town. Handy
to trains,
Hastings street, near Granville
1523 Second Avenue,
Seattle, Wash.
Hot and Cold Water in every room.
Return call bells.
Reasonable rates to permanent guests
and transients.
W. D. Haywood.
New, Modern and strictly nrst-claesl
Steam heated, electric light. Sample
rooms.   Bates, $2.00 and up.
Corner Hastings and Cambie Sts.
J. E. CREAN, Manager
The Leading Hotel of New Westminster. All Modern Conveniences, Good
Sample Rooms.   Rates Moderate.
New Westminster, B. 6.
Local  holders   of  International   Coal
stock should feel confidence in their investment.    At a meeting of the share-!
holders on the 11th instant in Spokane j
the directors  were authorized  to  issue
$300,000 worth of bonds to liquidate outstanding bebts and prosecute further do-1
velopment work.   The mine is looking in
first class condition, and thc output of coal
is some 1,200 tons daily.
Grand Safe
Afternoon Teas a Specialty.
All the Luxuries of the Season.
Toilet Supply
We will be prepared on nnd after
January 15th, 1906, to furnish all officei,
barber shops, hotels, private reiidencel,
etc., with Soap, Towels, and all Toilet
Necessities. Our wagons will visit all
parts of the city each day.
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The air is full of suggestions for the
beautification of cities. The Vancouver
World is offering free rose trees to new
subscribers in the Terminal City; the
other day I saw an energetic gentleman
in Victoria laboriously planting a small
tree outside his house, to form the nucleus
of an avenue; in The Colonist appeared a
letter from a writer, who spoke of Victoria
as a city of "Great Endeavor," and suggested the erection of a new cathedral. I
am not sure whether it is much of a compliment, that name—"A City of Great
Endeavor." There is concealed in it an
implication that there are no results, and
this implication is strengthened by the
fact that the writer ends up by saying that
in the years to come Victoria may have
earned the title of "A City of Great
Achievement." However, it is poor work
to criticize other people's suggestions
without putting forward an idea of one's
own. The Lounger ventures to remark
that the city would look more beautiful
if an energetic onslaught were made on
the dandelions which are so thickly strewn
over the campus in front of the Provincial
Buildings. The work would be herculean;
not even seven maids with seven mops,
sweeping for half a year, would clear them
quite away; but if every citizen were to go
down and root up just ten of these disfiguring weeds, the work would be done
in one day. I do not think that there are
250,000 dandelions. Then what a glow of
patriotism would thrill through all our
hearts, as we gazed on the green sward
and felt that as citizens we had all done
something for our city. Incidentally such
a scheme would afterwards furnish work
for all the unemployed, who could spend
a couple of months filling in the holes
made by the inexpert.
I am patiently waiting for some one to
break his or her leg on one of the sidewalks on James Bay; then there will be a
big "kick" and a chance of something being done. Of course, paving them with
concrete is an expensive undertaking, and
everbody gives the council credit for having done a great work in this line last year;
but just because some streets cannot be
thus treated, either through lack of funds
or for other reasons, there is no excuse for
the wooden sidewalks not being repaired.
The further end of Belleville street and
the Sehl's Point end of Montreal street
are positively dangerous. I quote these
two as instances, but there are many
others. Planks are loose, in some cases
they are broken; holes are not infrequent,
and the only wonder is that some accident
has not already occurred. The remedy
lies in the hands of the householders. Continual dropping of water will wear out a
stone, and continual complaints will eventually induce the City Fathers to make a
thorough investigation, and probably follow this up by repairing the mischief.
While on the subject of streets, it is not
out of place to remark on the very inefficient numbering of the houses. To say
that it is erratic is to state the matter
mildly. Even when it is clearly understood that this question of numbering is
regulated to a certain extent by leaving
out numbers for vacant lots, it is a real
difficulty to find any given number in some
streets. In many cases this is due to the
householder not having a number put on
his house at all; this should be compulsory.
But in other instances there is no such explanation. For example, 11 and 15 Superior street are next door to each other, and
there is no vacant lot in between. Is 13
left out because it is an unlucky number?
A great deal of trouble was taken over the
renaming of the streets—a little more on
the subject of the numbering of the houses
would be appreciated. That this is not
exaggerated has been proven to me by the
frequency with which I have been told by
men living in a street that they have no
idea where such and such a number would
be, "because the numbering is done so
time when no respectable paper, from motives of decency, will advertise patent
medicines, and no other paper will do so,
because it will be illegal.
Another nail has been knocked into the
coffin at present in course of construction
for patent medicines. The United States
have banished from their papers all the
advertisements dealing with "Manhood
Restored." It marks the increasing suspicion with which all such quack remedies
should be regarded, and brings nearer the
How many people realized that this year
Good Friday fell on the 13th of the month?
Friday, the 13th, is generally considered
to be a doubly unlucky day; how much
more unlucky then should Good Friday,
the 13th, be? And yet no terrible catastrophe occurred. Vesuvius anticipated
the date, and the Street Corner is still in
existence. There appears to have been
one person in Vancouver, however, who
suffered from this unfortunate combination of dates. The gentleman in question
doubtless is by now convinced that it is
not safe to try balancing tricks on a ferry
boat rail while crossing from North Vancouver to the city.
There is something very "go ahead"
about the way in which The Vancouver
World publishes a "Real Estate Review
of the Week" on the front page. That is
the way in which to attract outside attention to the growth of a city. In Victoria,
as has been rather consistently pointed
out during the past week, the real estate
sales are hushed up as though they were
something to be ashamed of. And yet
there are many sales made in Victoria.
It would open the eyes of people if they
were to go to Oak Bay and find out for
themselves, by observation and inquiry,
how many wealthy Manitobans have lately settled down in that district. Another
Winnipegger has brought the property
adjoining "Roccabella," where he intends
to build. But these things are not for the
ears of-the multitude. I am more than
half inclined to think sometimes that
there are more people in Victoria who
would prefer the population to remain as
it is, than to see the city grow and become
something more than a mere residential
Kootenay  Letter.
Nelson, B. O, April 16.—After a week's
bluffing on the power plant, C. F. Uhl, the
representative of the Allis-Chambers-Bul-
lock Company, has left Nelson on the understanding that the machinery for the
city power plant should arrive as quickly
as possible, and not later than the 1st of
August. This is considerably later than
being shipped on March 1st, as per contract, but it is the best bargain, apparently, that could be driven with a gentleman who did not mind owning up that his
company could not keep his time contracts, and tried to better matters by declaring that all other companies dealing
with machinery were in the same boat
with themselves. An earnest of the reliability of this latter arrangement is the
notification that a part of the machinery,
and that wanted the first, has already left
Milwaukee, and will be here by the end of
the current week. The city is sure to suffer
heavy loss from the delay, as already
pumps have to be kept going to keep the
water out of the wheel pit, the river having
risen two feet above the low water mark of
this year; but who is to pay for that loss
is yet to be settled.
Anthony J. McMillan has arrived in
Rossland, but as yet no announcement
has been made as to the blowing in of the
Northport smelter. This, however, is
momentarily expected, as the LeRoi's
managing director took in St. Paul in his
journey west, and had a conference with
the Great Northern officials as to freight
rates. It is quite possible that if the
Northport smelter does blow in, that the
freight rates will be greatly lessened on
each ton of ore. The old rate was 40 cents
a ton for a 16-mile haul, and this was first
cut to 25 cents, if a thousand tons were
shipped on the same day. Later, three
years ago, the rate was brought down to
25 cents per ton, and there were certain
modifications as to switching charges and
the haulage of lime flux, which also made
a difference in favor of the mine. There
can be no comparison with the C.P.R.
freight rate to Trail, 14 miles, as the charge
of $3.00 includes freight and treatment.
Northport claims that it can smelt as
cheaply as does Trail, and the returns
from next season's work, if McMillan's
acts follow on his words, will show whether
the claim is justifiable. Word has come
up from Northport that the works are
being made ready for blowing in.
Delaney, the housebreaker, who, sentenced last fall by Judge Wilson in East
Kootenay, for burglary at Cranbrook,
escaped last week from the care of Jailer
Lemon here, has been captured at Creston, and was brought back to Nelson toni
night.   Delaney had a hard trip.   It was
practically impossible for him to make
his way south over the railroad, as the
trip to the international boundary is too
long to walk in a night, and his capture
would have been inevitable. To negotiate the mountains would be a serious
undertaking in winter for a mountaineer,
much less a professional crook. Delaney's
idea was to go east and get to Fernie, and
thence southward to the States. He managed twenty miles to Procter, and there
constructed a raft, and by using his blanket as a sail, got clear across, some five
miles, on the second night of his departure. Then followed a weary journey
down the shores of the lake, till a break
in the mountains permitted him a passage
eastward, fearing to cross the line at Kootenay Landing, at the foot of the lake. At
Creston he thought he was far enough
away to escape danger of recognition, and,
driven by hunger, entered the town, only
to be captured by Provincial Constable
Wilson. Delaney was a cook in the Provincial jail, and as such had access to the
outer yard, and so procured a file, with
which he fashioned himself keys with
which he liberated himself.
The Nelson Boat Club is very active
this year with the quadrennial regatta,
when the Coast crews from Victoria, Vancouver and Portland will visit this city to
contest the honors of oarsmansihp. Practice is going on assiduously, and Nelson
may yet ha.ve a chance, and it will .behoove the Coast to send up strong teams,
because second-class oarsmen will not
have anything like a snap. It is said that
it is possible that Seattle may join the
association. With Lake Washington, the
Seattle men have a course which cannot
be beaten by any other city which is a
member of the association, and having a
larger city to draw from than of her competitors, ought to have a fair chance for
victory occasionally.
There has been another appeal ad
misericordiam to the public by the city
electric department, The complaint is the
wasting of electric light, and the charge
is perfectly true. Citizens will waste electricity when they will not waste gas, because the gas is charged by the meter, and
electricity is not. The moral is: Put in
a meter. This the city says it cannot afford, although the hire of the meters
would soon pay for their cost, to say nothing of the saving in power, which is estimated at $150 per month, and probably
would be double that amount. With the
usual methods of bumbledom, it will not
even permit the consumer to pay for a
meter and its installation! Under the circumstances the department has absolutely
no kick coming against the public—the
shoe is on the other foot.
Bad Milk ; Diseased Meat.
"Yes, the milk is bad, but what [about
the meat?" was the remark made by Mrs.
Wall, when her attentionjwas called to the
movement|which is being made by The
Week with regard to the adulteration of
the former article. In consequence, a
Week reporter called on Mrs. Wall at her
residence, and elicited the fact that during
the last week of March she had ordered
some kidneys from her butcher, which
were duly received by her. When, however, she proceeded to the cooking of them,
she saw at once from their shrunken appearance that they were not healthy.
Consequently she placed them on one side,
and, in spite of the remonstrances of her
husband, who thought that such action
was wasteful, seeing that they had only
just been cut out of the sheep, Mrs. Wall
refused to cook them. Finally, to prove
that her course was justified, she cut them
open and disclosed, as she knew she would,
several stones in the interior one of them
being the size of the top of her finger. The
question naturally arises : What happened to the rest of that diseased animal ?
Was the remainder of the meat sold as
good and healthy, or did the butcher discover his mistake in time and destroy the
carcass ? It is a vital question, and one
which it is the duty of the city authorities
to take up. Quite apart from the healthiness of the meat in Victoria, it might not
be out of place to remark that for the most
part it is abominably tough and stringy.
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Stpes Now Being Taken to Erect a Sanitarium in This District.
The residents of New Westminster, like
those of Vancouver and Victoria, are waking up to the fact that something must be
done to exterminate the germs of tuberculosis, or at least erect a sanitarium in
some suitable locality for the treatment
of this depraved constitutional diathesis,
which is seizing so many people of our
Province—yes, of our Dominion.
The movement has already met with
strong and enthusiastic support, and will
in time be carried through to a successful
end. The most needed feature for the
carrying out of this plan is the necessary
capital, and it is to be hoped that the public will respond to this in a liberal manner.
Dr. Fagan, who is the chief promoter,
is doing all in his power to advance the
undertaking, and he ought to be helped
along. Last week he delivered one of his
popular and convincing lectures on the
subject of "Tuberculosis, and Its Results,'
to a large and appreciative audience in
the Westminster Opera House. As a result, some of the Royal City's foremost
residents have taken the matter in hand,
and are endeavoring to raise the necessary
amount for the erection and maintenance
of the proposed sanitarium. This hospital
will instruct, as well as endeavor to cure,
the patients who go there for treatment.
The urgent necessity of having the general
public educated, at least in natters pertaining to health, can readily be seen, because it will greatly tend to lessen the ignorance which most people show on the
subject, and thereby will reduce the number of cases of this overwhelming malady.
There are many afflicted who unconsciously spread the disease on account of
not being acquainted with the facts that
surround its dissemination.
We are glad to see that under the watchful guidance and management of those
who have the plans in hand, the matter
has progressed so favorably, and we sincerely hope that within a short lapse of
time British Columbia will have a first-
class institution for the treatment of the
both contagious and infectious disease—
Negligent Board of Works.
For the greater part of two years the
principal streets of Vancouver have been
a positive disgrace to any progressive city.
Walk along Granville, and especially Hastings street, and you can see great holes
in the pavements. This is quite a source
of annoyance to the general public, as it
concerns all classes. The driver of the ordinary vehicle is continually running into
these "ruts," which is not only wearing on
carriages and wagons, but acts also in an
unscrupulous manner "with eggs and people alike."
There is another phase to this distressing condition : In wet weather the un-
observing pedestrian is kept unhappy by
continually stepping into mud-puddles,
caused by the rainwater filling up the
holes in the pavement. This solution of
dirt usually covers the greater part, if not
all, of his nicely polished shoes and carefully brushed trousers. In thc balmy
months of summer, when the soft winds
replace the mud with dust, the curse is
still evident. Apart from these inconveniences, there is room for an accident,
for should a person or a horse take a false
step, the result might be rather serious.
Repeated petitions to the Board of
Works have been sent by people who can
see thc necessity of an amendment, nnd
they have been met with affirmative replies—but that is as far as it goes. The
first intimation was that the streets were
to be repaired last summer, as soon as the
necessary contracts were signed with the
Asphalt Company, but things drifted well
into the autumn, and nothing was done.
This season, however, the Board of Works
fully promise that their attention will be
given to this repair work, as soon as possible. We sincerely hope that it will, for
if the present conditions continue to exist
during the tourist season, to say the least,
it will not be in the interests of Vancouver's name and reputation.
A certain Vancouver contemporary
took the matter up in its editorial colomns
last week, and the writer heartily endorses
its policy. It can readily be seen that unless something is done to improve our
streets before summer arrives, the pleasure
of the tourists who regularly visit our city
will be modified to a considerable extent.
While we have this topic in mind, let
us turn our attention to the condition of
the streets, as regards cleanliness. We
all know that the expenses of street cleaning to a city are rather high, but still could
we not hope to have the thoroughfares of
our city exhibit a sufficient amount of
cleanliness that it may be termed, along
with its other qualities, a clean city ?
Let the authorities responsible take heed.
A Tip for New Westminster.
It has been one of the Royal City's fondest dreams that it will, some day, be on
the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway. This is in a fair way to be realized,
for the company has just received a new
charter to construct a direct line between
the two cities, but to construct this line
will take many months. If the Royal
City people are as enterprising as they
claim, they should make application to
the C.P.R. for a daily boat service to Victoria this summer. The SS. Princess Victoria will take the tri-city ferry run about
May 15th, and about a fortnight later it is
expected that the SS. Charmer will be
added to the service between Victoria and
the mainland. New Westminster should
endeavor to have that steamer make its
mainland landing at that city. The Princess Victoria will arrive at Vancouver
about noon daily. If the Charmer could
be put on the New Westminster route, it
could be arranged so that she would reach
New Westminster early enough in the
morning to connect with the morning
overland train.
Terminal City Journalism.
Sporting Comment.
The Vancouver Jockey Club is now considering a proposition made to it by a
number of horsemen who want to have a
big meet at Hastings on May 24th. I
have not been made acquainted with the
terms of the offer, so will have to deal with
it as I have heard it on the street. The
offer is to pay off the indebtedness of the
c ub, in return for the privilege of holding
a meet under its auspices. If the meet is
fairly and properly run, the club could do
worse than accept it, but they should be
first assured that the promoters will run
the meet honestly and without any trimmings.
Mount Pleasant is going to make some
of those older teams in the B.C.A.L.A.
hustle this year. They have a fine bunch
of players in line, and will make a flying
start. Joe Reynolds is figured on for goal,
and then they will have the following new
players: Sam Hague, Mike McCance
(probably)' Freeman (late of Brantford)
Hendron (late of Victoria), Ritchie (late of
Vancouver seniors), Ravey and two new
Eastern men.
The annual meeting of the British Columbia Amateur Lacrosse Association
takes place in New Westminster this afternoon. Victoria will be the contending
bone this year, and there promises to be
trouble. I make no forecast of the result,
but predict lots of fun for those present at
the meeting. They had better take their
suppers with them, for a long session is
in sight.
The action of the Brockton Point Association in asking 40 per cent of the gate
for all lacrosse matches at the point this
year will lose the club a considerable portion of its revenue. The two Vancouver
clubs will have grounds of their own next
year, if negotiations go through, and this
year they will play at Recreation Park.
As the park is not yet ready, practises will
be held on the Cambie street grounds.
The announcement has been made that
Vancouver is to have a third evening newspaper, the latest arrival to commence issue
about August. Truly the Terminal City
will then have enough newspapers. There
are already three dailies, two evening and
one morning; but if the new paper uses
live, up-to-date and reliable methods, it
will soon find favor. We understand that
it is to be issued in the interests of the
Conservative party, which is now not
represented in the evening field. With
all the papers now in the city there is room
for two good live and real newspapers. The
News-Advertiser has outlived its time, and
its methods are too ancient for modern
times. Some energy must be instilled in
that paper soon, or it will gradually siny
by the wayside. It has a name for reliability, but if it continues to insert press
notices furnished by corporations under
the guise of news it will soon lose its good
name. The Province is about the really
only independent newspaper in Vancouver,
and it has strong Liberal tendencies.
Moreover it ahs an inclination to fanciful
tales of the wondrous trip of runaway
dredges through Fraser River canyons
and picturesque descriptions (by wireless
typewriter) of shipwrecks. The World
is picking up, but all its reporters believe
themselves editors, and insist on using the
news columns for editorials. Unless Mr.
Higgins takes a hand soon, the editorial
column will be non est, The strong suit
of The World is its political predictions—
which never pan out. One really strong
company that could give Vancouver a
good newsy, independent newspaper, with
morning and evening editions, well edited,
would find great favor, and, while it would
be an uphill fight for many months, it
would eventually win out.
"How will New Westminster line up this
year? " asks a correspondent. Well, it
looks like this: Goal, Sandy Gray; point,
Charley Galbraith; coverpoint, Barlow
Galbraith; first defence, Tom Gifford;
second defence, George Rennie; third defence, "Biscuits" Peele; centre, Pat Feeney; home field selected from Wintemute,
Will Turnbull, George Oddy, Jim Gifford
and Bryaon; outside home, Alex. Turn-
bull; inside home, Fred. Lynch. Spares,
Digby, Spring, Eichoff and a whole bunch
of fine intermediates.
Motoring is getting to be one of the
sports of the country. Victoria boasts
fine machines, and Vancouver is now coming to the fore. Charley Ross, of the Canada Cycle and Motor Co., is the latest to
sport a new car, a fine 15-17 h.p. Russell.
Judging by the large,consignment of
new bicycles in front of a Vancouver depot
the other day, bicycling has not died out
entirely. I would like to see a good cycling
club organized in Vancouver and another
in Victoria, and this column is open for
Although versification is a very ordinary
gift, true poetry is rare. Many make the
mistake of supposing that any jingle that
rhymes and scans is the genuine article.
One of the best poems printed this Easter
was to be found in The Colonist last Sunday.  It was from the pen of Julius Muller.
To numerous enquiries as to the identity
of the young people whose engagement
was referred to in this column last week;
I can only say that if I had been at liberty
to divulge the secret there would have
been no reticence in the first instance.
"Bide a wee," impatient ones.
Mayor Morley's criticism of a Victoria
daily, which he did not name, was rather
out of place at a public meeting. The articles referred to were sufficiently condemned in committee, and in view of the
attitude of the paper in question towards
Mr. Morley at the last municipal election,
it would have been better to let sleeping
dogs lie.
At the public meeting of the Victoria
Development and Tourist Association, a
worthy citizen asked what was meant by
"beautifying" the city. Briefly, those
things which people can and should do for
their own property or that which they occupy, in clearing away rubbish, burning
garbage, pulling down unsightly shacks
and outbuildings, planting trees and "horrible dictu," occasionally cleaning the
windows and putting up fresh curtains.
Larger schemes of boulevarding, street-
making and sidewalk repairing are the
legitimate work of the City Fathers, who
may be prodded by the new association.
"A Sportsman" wonders why one of the
best football matches of the season, that
between the Garrison and Celtics, was entirely ignored by "Society," which is always in evidence when the Victoria United
plays. Ladies fair, this is not sport, and
rather gives occasion to the enemy to
"blaspheme." Girls who themselves play
hockey and tennis, and indulge in athletic
encounters, should be able to appreciate
the game for its own sake, and not because
"Bart" or "Gerald" is on the team. When
sport becomes a society function its days
are numbered.
Some Fine
China--(or Gifts
fl A modest priced single bit of
hand-painted china is often more
joyously received than more pretentious and more costly dona*
(jf Our showing by some of the best
artists on china is at present large and
varied, so when you are looking (or
something real fascinating for a birth*
day or wedding gift, you will not go
wide of your ideal if you choose any
of the pieces we offer.
4J The prices will be quite as pleasant a surprise as the goods.
Vancouver Music and Drama.
It was a delight to witness the fair
spirit which characterized the Garrison
onlookers at the friendly match on Saturday. They cheered the Celtics as much
as their own team, and gave Robertson
quite an ovation. But then they are Old
Country sports, who like to see the best
team win, and have not been tarred with
the American brush.
Matsuda, the Jap, and Swanson, the
Nanaimo miner, will wrestle at the Vancouver Opera House next Tuesday evening. Dr. Roller, of Seattle, will act as
I have received a copy of the premium
list of the Third Annual Dog Show of the
Vancouver Kennel Club, to be held under
the auspices of the Canadian Kennel Club
on May 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. Entry
forms can be secured from the secretary,
Mr. George J. Dyke, DeBeck Block, Vancouver.
That good friend of the young lacrosse
piayers, Mr. E. O'Callahan, is getting busy
again. Mr. O'Callahan's latest scheme is
to get his old team, the Arganauts, into
the Vancouver City Intermediate League.
The boys play good lacrosse, and should
give a good account of themselves, as the
faster intermediate players will be weeded
out this year for senior company.
If the people of Victoria really believed
in their heritage, they would do as the
people of Nelson have done—lead the way
in developing the vacant land around
them. Every Victorian with a few hundred dollars should own "three acres and a
cow." As it is, many farms are cow-less,
and well-to-do families are content to
"nourish" their children on chemical milk.
Whether or not Clyde Fitch's play,
"The Woman in the Case," is the best
vehicle in which to display Blanche
Walsh's ability, is a matter of opinion, but
on one point there are no two opinions:
Among competent judges she is by far the
greatest emotional actress on the American stage, and in some delineations unsurpassed on any stage.
Society, and particularly those musically
inclined, will be out in force at the Gerardy
recital at the Opera House tonight. The
advance, sale has been heavy. Several
box parties have been arranged.
Lacrosse was an Indian game, and it is
therefore fitting that it should be played
by Indians. The Brownsvilles have entered a team n the New Westminster Intermediate League this year, but the Indians will have to hustle to keep the pace
set by the husky youngsters from the
Fraser River city.
Talking of Indian teams, I wonder
where the Caiighnawagas arc this year.
They wanted admission to the N.A.L.U.
last year, but the other teams told them
to rest for a year and apply again. Have
they gone to sleep ?
For several months a heated contest
has been waged between three men, as to
who was, in all respects, the most charming girl in Victoria. Finally it developed
that they all agreed on the same girl, but
being new arrivals, none of them knew her,
nor could they ever meet her when in company with one who did. So the problem
remained unsolved. On Easter Monday
one of them espied her coming down Fort
street, and rushed across into the office of
an old resident, breathless, with the question, "For God's sake tell me who that girl
in black is, the one with the black dress,
puffed sleeves, and white straw sailor hat,
with cock's feathers.'.' "Oh," said he,
"don't you know ?   I thought everyone
knew that that was Mrs. ."  Thc one
is only just recovering from the shock, and
is still worrying as to the best means of
breaking the news to the other two. Needless to say the one is
Mr. Bedlington, of Vancouver, has been
staying in Rossland.
* * *
Mr. E. S. Plum has gone to Seattle on a
short holiday trip.
Theatrically the past week has been an
immense success. The stellar attraction
of the week was undoubtedly the "Heir
to the Hoorah," Paul Armstrong's latest
successful comedy. The attendance on
the opening night was so well pleased with
the performance that they sent their
friends the following night. One thing
was particularly noticeable in this play,
and that was that all the characters were
well cast. As a usual rule there are one or
two roles filled by fairly good players, and
the balance of the cast is mediocre. With
"The Heir to the Hoorah" there is small
room for this complaint. The various
actors fitted into their roles as though they
were originally cast for them. The Japs
have made their entry into the stage life
now, and it was no surprise to see the excellent work of Mr. T. Tamamto, as the
valet. Harry Rich made an excellent
butler, and as Joe Lacy, "the impossible,".
Guy Bates Post made a decided hit. Possibly the only weak spot in the cast—and
not very weak at that—was the mother-
in-law, and in this Miss Stover slightly
overdid the part at times. "The Heir to
the Hoorah" will be welcomed to Vancouver when it comes again, and may it
come soon,
The Pringle Stock Company will open i
at the Vancouver Opera House a week
from Monday next.
A large summer vaudeville theatre will
be operated at Kitsalino this summer, in
connection with the other amusement
features at this popular summer resort.
The comedy,  "All the Comforts of
Home," will be produced by local amateurs
at the Opera House, Vancouver, next |
Saturday evening, in aid of the Childrens'
Home funds.
The new stock theatre in the East End J
is to be ready for occupancy some time in |
July, and will open about August 1st.
The seating capacity is 1,680.
I    The concert of the Choral and Orchestral Society in the Opera House on Thursday evening was well attended.
Creston Clarke was playing "Monsieur]
Beaucaire" at the Opera House last night]
to a large audience.
Tonight the big musical attraction of J
the season will draw an immense audience to the Opera House. Gerardy made]
many friends on his previous visit hero,f
and, owing to the great fame he has at-1
tained, music lovers will be out in force.f
His company is a very capable one, con-|
sisting of Benoist, the pianist, and Mrs.]
Sheldon, the soloist. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 2i, 1906.
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Nelson Booster Club.
Nelson is nothing if not progressive.
Although the Booster Club has only been
in existence a few weeks, it has got down
to work. Secretary Chadbourn, of the
silver tenor voice, and Pooh Bah Parry,
of the irresistible smile, have opened an
office, and are flaunting a banner bearing
the magic words, "Office of the 20,000-
Club." Citizens have enrolled themselves
as guides, philosophers and friends to visitors who are seeking bird, beast or fish.
The various clubs are open to tourists, the
the cricket, tennis and bowling seasons
have commenced, and
"Nobody works for money,
And nobody works for fame,"
but Nelson is filling up, and her fruit lands
are selling. It is worthy of note that most
of the prominent citizens have bought land
and are planting orchards. Example is
better than precept.
Boundary Prosperous.
Poor Father Pat lies in an Eastern grave,
beneath a cypress. If he were alive his
heart would glow with pride at the splendid prosperity of the Boundary country.
The writer will never forget one night in
the fall of 1897 hearing Father Pat telling
the story of what he had seen during a tirp
through this section. It was in the or g-
inal Rossland Club, and as that camp was
then at the height of its boom small heed
was paid to his tale of mountains of low-
grade ore. At that time the LeRoi was
shipping $40 ore to Trail, and there was
no music in low-grade. Today the Boundary is shipping at the rate of a million
tons a year, Rossland less than half.
Oranby is producing copper at 8.34 cents
a pound, and making a steady profit of
nearly $200,000 a month. In the month
of March the payroll was $120,000, distributed among 1,200 men, thus giving
them an average earning of $100 each.
Can any other mining district in the world
show such results ? We believe not.
Granby Mining and Smelting Co. is our
greatest industrial Provincial asset, but at
the present rate of developnmet in many
parts of British Columbia he would be a
bold man who would declare that even
Granby may not be surpassed in the near
Youthful Depravity.
One can scarcely credit the story of
youthful depravity said to have been unearthed by the city police of New Westminster. If true, and it is vouched for,
then a tremendous responsibility rests
upon the civic authorities. Vice is not
legalized in any Christian country; it is
barely tolerated, but that toleration is
abused in the most unwarrantable manner, when youth of either sex is permitted
to come in contact with dens of infamy.
This is an evil which the police can always
control if they will, by making the punishment condign even when, as is too often
the case, the parents are lineal descendants of Eli.
Denser Than Ever.
The Editor of The Kelowna Courier does
not see it yet. He is still delving into the
depths of that joke with serious editorials
a column in length. The Week cannot
afford any more space to elucidate one
joke, and in any case it appears to be hope-
A Pretty Romance.
it has long been a matter of doubt
whether the feminine heart is more susceptible to the attractions of the curate or
the actor. Certain it is that no other class
can compete with them for popularity.
The conjunction is neither singular nor
inappropriate. Just recently the poor
mummer has scored one over his clerical
competitor, when Mr. John D. Galloway,
a member of the Pringle Stock Company,
well known in Victoria, married Miss
Eliza Benton, one of Nanaimo,s most
charming belles. It was a case of Cupid's
dart piercing two hearts simultaneously in
—a three days' engagement, and—bliss.
him with a basket that might well be the
envy of a prince. Vide Nelson News:
"The honors of the day went to E. W.
Monk, who went out to Procter on Saturday and remained over Sunday. Mr.
Monk caught five fine large trout, none of
which weighed less than 13 pounds, the
total weight being about 68 pounds."
Modest Boosting.
The Cowichan Leader is an artistic
booster; it manages to combine judicious
advertising with moderation of expression
—a rather rare quality with boosters. In
a recent issue is the following paragraph,
which might be taken as a model by other
favored spots: "When you go out of town,
and you meet people who ask where your
home is, don't be afraid to tell them you
live in the most beautiful part of the Island. You can easily back up your assertion."
Another Call.
The Kaslo Kootenaian facetiously remarks: "Rev. Walter W. Baer, of Nelson,
was in town on Thursday last in the interest of the promotion of a Conservative
daily in that city. We are unable to state
what success Mr. Baer received at the
hands of {he local Cons."
Another Nickel Plate.
Those who contended that the Similkameen only contained one Nickel Plate had
not studied the conditions in Hedley
Camp. There are many other claims of
promise, among which may be mentioned
the Kingston and the Humming Bird.
On the latter a diamond drill is doing good
work, having penetrated 60 feet of ore
without reaching its limits. This is a large
Windy Arm District.
The signs all point to something approaching the proverbial boom in the
Windy Arm District this coming season.
After discounting the enthusiastic reports
as much as is reasonable, the fact remains that cautious, not to say pessimistic, authorities admit the existence of
large ore bodies in well-defined veins.
On at least half a dozen claims systematic
work is being done, and "Colonel" Conrad has raised sufficient capital to enable
a thorough test of the property to be made.
There is a probability of reduction works
being erected shortly, and as far as can be
judged Windy Arm possesses all the elements of a permanent mining camp.
Cumberland Advancing.
Less than two years ago Cumberland
had no bank, but through the efforts of
the City Council the Royal Bank was in-
duecd to open a branch there. After doing
business for about twelve months, a five-
year lease was taken of the premises enlarged to double the former size, and fitted
up in first-class style. Now business has
grown to such an extent that the manager
has two assistants.
Canadian Push.
Hard to Beat.
As a centre for disciples of Isaak Walton, every city in British Columbia must
yield the palm to Nelson. As a rule, A.
M. Johnson is the hero of the opening day.
This year, however, E. W. Monk has ousted
Canadians are taunted with being slow,
and all the credit for push and enterprise
is given to our American cousins. Nelson
furnishes one instance to the contrary.
Sharp and Irvine, a firm consisting of
two young men, only established as stock
brokers and real estate agents two years,
are branching out into the States, and open
ing an office in Spokane. They have by
strict integrity and hard work established
a splendid business, which might well be
the envy of an old established firm. There
is little doubt that their methods will land
them at the head of their line of business
in Spokane.
Snowshoe to Reopen.
News comes from Kootenay to the effect that at no distant date A. J. McMillan,s
white elephant, the Snowshoe mine, will
be reopened. This is the famous property
which wrecked the negatiations for the
LeRoi merger. When thc storm blows
over, the story may be told of the inside
workings which enabled a man of A. J.
McMillan's type to defy the strongest
corporation in Canada and defeat their
project. It is one of the most entertaining
stories in the history of "haut finance,"
and involves an act of base treachery.
Cascade Power Co.
Those people who championed the West
Kootenay Power and Light Company
against its smaller rival, the Cascade Company, had forgotten the story of David
and Goliath. Since scoring a bloodless
victory in the Provincial legislature, the
latter has manifested a most aggressive
spirit. New connections are being made,
arrangements are in hand for developing
the full extent of the water power, 5,000
h.p., and on the whole it looks as if the
Kootenay Hog is strictly "up against it."
The Indians on Sunday last, as is their
usual custom, paid their respects to the
memory of Father Rondeau. Each year
they form a procession, and march round
the tomb of the man they loved so well—
one who did more for them than any other
man. On Sunday last this interesting and
impressive ceremony was performed
Flowers were strewn over the vault, and
those who knew this man the best were
present to show their respect to his memory. Many besides the Indians remember
this venerable pioneer, and express their
heart-felt love love for his many acts of
sympathy and kindness.—Cowichan Leader.
Honored In Smoke.
A very pleasant "smoker" was held at
the Fernie Club on Monday evening in
honor of Mr. T. B. May, who recently resigned his position as manager of the Fernie branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce. Mr. May was presented by the
club with a handsome gold watch and a
gold-mounted umbrella as a slight token
of remembrance and esteem.
Still They Come.
The last number of the B. C. Gazette
contains notice of the incorporation of the
"Franklin Townsite Company, Limited."
The purpose of this company is to buy and
sell lands at Franklin City, on the North
Fork of the Kettle River. This new "city"
is near Franklin Camp, and will be brought
into direct communication with the city
of Grand Forks by the proposed Kettle
River Valley Railway, which it is fully
expected will he built this summer.
Victoria Development and Tourist League.
The Nominating Committee, after a
four hours' session and the careful scanning of more than 500 names, has appointed the following committees, in accordance with the resolutions of the public
meeting :
Manufacturers—Geo. Carter, chairman;
T. N. Hibben, secretary; Will Spencer, J.
Hinton, C. Pendray, Geo. Weiler, A. Johnston, Co.l Hall, W. K. Hueston, Percy
Raymond, W. Whittington, G. W. Smith,
Dan Hutchincon, Sidney Heald, A. Mar-
gison.      ;
Settlers—J. G. Wilson, chairman; J. A.
Grant, secretary; Beaumont Boggs, Lind-
ley Crease, W. Dinsmore, James Forman,
R. A. C. Grant, R. Hall, Jr., A. J. Leary,
C. H. Lugrin, R. Machin, T. H. Piper, A.
G. Sargison, R. Swinnerton, A. Wolfenden.
Civic—Dr. Carter, chairman; W. B.
Shakespeare, secretary; J. Christie, A. E.
Allan, E. Wallace, John Nelson, F. Rat-
tenbury, A. W. McCurdy, R. J. Fell, J. E.
Huxtable, Ridge Wilson, S. McClure, J.
Savannah, C. R. Carter, E. Christopher.
Reception—H. Kent, chairman; J.
Lawson, Jr., secretary; W. Blakemore,
Jos. Wilson, Dr. Verrinder, B, R. Ker, Bert
Todd, A. H. Mitchell, Phil Austin, Dr.
Holden, Col. Gregory, Win. Christie, E.
Gilligan, R. Ryan, E. G. Prior.
Victoria, April 16, 1906.
To the Editor The Week :
Dear Sir,—I would like to suggest that
"Babette" contribute quite often to your
paper. Her writings are most entertaining and interesting.
Reader of The Week.
The above highly gratifying letter
speaks for itself. As neither name noi address is given, we can only reply through
our columns, and say that "Babette" does
contribute quite often—in fact, every
week—to our columns; and we hope
shortly to give our talented contributor
more space anil to secure short stories
from her pen.—Ed. Week.)
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minstrelsy. As all the jokes will be local,
everbody will go, if only for the reason
that he wil be afraid thc black-face artists
will say something about hiin il he stays
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* Short Story *
Why the Qirton Girl Changed Her Ideas
on One Subject.
(By Mrs. Neish.)
"And what is friendship
But a name."
"I see absolutely nothing in its favor,"
I said, firmly, "excepting, perhaps, the
doubtful advantage that you'll be in the
"As though I cared about the fashion,"
said the Girton girl.
"Is he good-looking?" I interrupted.
"I have never considered the matter,"
said the Girton girl, icily. "I suppose he is
—tall, of course, and, er—distinguished-
"Good eyes?"
"I believe so"—indifferently.
I leaned towards the Girton girl. "I
suppose that is exactly as it should be—
if it's only platonic you wouldn't, of course,
have noticed his eyes! But it won't be a
success, that friendship of yours."
"Why not?"
"You're too pretty."
"My dear girl," said the Girton girl,
coldly, "I am not a sickly sentimentalist,
and, thank goodness, neither is he—it's a
purely platonic friendship, a philosophic
friendship, I might almost say "
"I thought philosophy was only required
after marriage," I said.
"Plato," continued the Girton girl, ignoring my foolish frivolity, "Plato was
the father of idealism; he believed in ideal
friendship between the sexes. ' Love he
knew to be mere madness."
"I'm frightfully disappointed," she said
to me nearly two months later, as she
pushed my papers aside and laid her gloves
on my writing-table.
I refrained from criticism until I knew
—to put it plainly—"who" had disappointed "which."
"He seemed so much above that sort of
thing," she continued,
"You know, Marjie, I Was so happy in
his friendship, and the whole thing was so
entirely ideal, he never mentioned such
a "
"Commonplace," I suggested.
"Yes," she assented, "such a commonplace thing as love—he was just a most
perfect companion, and I felt he really
idealised me, for he wrote the most beautiful letters."
"Some other girl," I began, but the Girton girl hurriedly explained: No—he was
far too deeply in love even to look at another girl; in fact, she felt sure she had
wrecked his whole life, and she was sorry,
as she could not think of marrying him,
because she had the greatest contempt for
married women.
"Either you modern young women have
hopelessly misconstrued the teachings of
this ancient philosopher, or—Plato was a
silly ass," I said with conviction.
"It's not Plato," she replied; it's not his
fault our friendship has been a failure."
I glanced at the sweet, fresh face and
the large brown eyes of the Girton girl, and
then at the firm-set rosebud mouth. "No,"
I agreed, "it's not poor Plato's fault at all
—it's entirely yours; but it's just a little
hard on Dick."
Dick Morcton was home again at last.
He had been away for nearly six months,
and I met him one morning in Dover
street. He and I had always been friends,
and today I invited him into my club to
tea. He confided to me the whole story.
"Of course, it began by friendship," he
said, "but I couldn't keep it up—how
could I, Miss Marjorie?—and when I begged her to marry me, she talked all this
fearful rot about that chap Plato, who
may have been awfully clever and all that,
but either he didn't understand girls, or
they didn't understand what he meant,
and now, like a fool, I've come back again,
because I simply couldn't keep away."
Dick was very gloomy. "She will never
care," he said; "I know she won't."
"I believe she cares now," I said.
"Oh, I say, Miss Marjorie, do you really
think so—and if so—will you—I mean—
could you help me a little?"
The Girton girl and I were eating little
sandwiches. "I wonder how Dick More-
ton is," I said, presently, as I laid my teacup carefully down.
"I have never thought about the matter."   She blushed quite unmistakably.
"It's a sad pity he went to that awful
climate," I said, presently, with a very
. sigu.
"Why?" she asked, a little sharply.
"Oh, it's frightful," I said. "If he has
survived it, it's rather funny you've never
heard from him."
"I sent him away," she said, flushing,
"so you cannot blame him anyway."
"No," I said, sadly, "I shouldn't blame
him, now.   De mortuis nil nisi "
"Oh, Marjorie, don't joke," she interrupted, pleadingly, her pretty face growing slowly crimson; "don't. How can you
even suggest such a thing?"
"Why not?" I asked, heartlessly. "You
won't care if he has been killed—it can't
matter to you; you've thrown away a good
man's love for some rotten' high-flown
philosophy that isn't in the least suited
to ordinary people like yourself and Dick,
so why should you care now? You don't
want him—if he were back at this very
minute you'd only pretend you didn't
care, and let him go away again."
"I wouldn't," she replied, hotly; "you
know I wouldn't. I'm not such a hypocrite as that, and I'm not ashamed of having been wrong; but, oh, Marjorie, you
have frightened me so horribly about him,
supposing   .   .   •"
I rose and went to the door, for the bell
had rung, and Dick—rude boy—barely
greeting me, hurried past me into the
"My darling girl   .   .   ."
I turned for a moment to see the effect
of the glad surprise on the Girton girl, and
then I quietly slipped away.
In an 'ighly respectable street
(Wich I will not be namin' no names)
Was a boardin'-'ouse, classy and neat,
Run by Mrs. Amelia James.
'Twas a place w'ere the peerage might go,
And she often remarked with a sigh
That the terms was most desperate low,
Though the tone was remarkable 'igh.
There was boarders both ladies and gents,
•   Of varyin' fashion and rank ;
There waB one 'oo .collected 'is rents,
And one was a chirk in a bank.
There was one was a nautical man,
'Oo 'ad travelled in countries afar,
But the pick of the 'ole caravan
Was the Barong do Kesker Cum-Sar.
'Ed a beautiful moosical voice,
'E 'ad several chattows in France,
'E was always the ladies' first choice
W'en 'e threaded the mazified dance.
'E'd a income from 'ouses and lands,
And 'is tailor was simply fust ohop.
And 'is carefully manikoored 'ands
Was set out like a jeweller's shop.
The boardin'-'ouse ladies they tried
To capture 'is 'cart with their wiles
And the baron was freely supplied
With the choicest and fetchen'est smiles.
But not one of the others come up
In the matter of lurin' 'im on
To Miss Ethel de Ponsonby Jupp,
And 'er rival, Miss Maud de Fitz-John.
And 'e treated 'em both just the same,
'E would gas about places abroad,
And Miss Ethel seemed sometimes 'is flame
And sometimes 'e leaned to Miss Maud.
And often w'en sayin' "Good-night,"
Their 'ands 'e would tenderly squeeze j
So they each of them thought as 'e might
Any moment plump down on 'is knees.
One beautiful evenin' in June,
Mrs. James was a sayin' of grace
('Aving prev'ously rapped with 'er spoon)
W'en they seed 'e was not in 'is place.
"Were is Mossoo le Barong;" they cried,
Mrs. James gave a shake of 'er 'ead J
'Is nooraljer was crool, site replied,
And 'e' gawn to lay down on 'is bed.
They was Borry to 'car o was bad,
And they 'oped 'o would soon be all right j
The ladies looked moody and sad,
And they early retired for tlie night.
But Miss Ethel, all shaky and pale,
Come a-runnin' down stairs in a jiff;
An she told such a Horrible tale
That she friz all thc company stiff.
'Er family jools 'ad been stole,
Ev'ry bracelet and locket was gone I
Some villain 'ad lifted the 'ole,
Exceptin' the rings she 'ad on.
The boarders flocked engerly round,
Then flew to their bedrooms in 'aste ;
Alas 1   Not a trinket they found,
But the studs of the ciurk, w'ich was paste,
Ho, wouldn't the baron be shocked 1
They called 'im, but no one replied J
They busted 'is door, w'ich was locked,
And be'old, there was no one inside 1
Mrs. James fainted dead on the stairs
(And was cnught by the nautical gent,),
For the baron with all 'is fine airs
'Adn't paid 'er a bloomin' red cent.
But indeed, 'twould be painful to state
The 'ole of that nobleman's tricks,
Or to tell of 'is boxes, 'oose weight,
Was a matter of second-'and bricks.
If yuu're dcalin' with torfs from abroad,
It is best to find out 'oo they arc ;
For they're mostly a snare and a fraud,
Like the Barong de Kesker Cum-Sar I
An Easter Sketch by flONICA
(Written specially for The Week.)
It was Easter morning, the Cathedral
was rapidly filling; old and young, rich and
poor, filed through the porch in a never-
ending stream. The verger was busily and
quietly disposing of newcomers, the organist had just emerged from the vestry.
At the east end of the Cathedral the heavy
purple drapery of holy week had been replaced by the white hangings so appropriate for this festival of joy. The screen
was outlined with bright flowers, on the
reading desk and pulpit golden daffodils
gleamed, and on the altar the everlasting
lilies raised their stately heads on slender
Then came the first triumphal strains
of the voluntary, and the vast congregation rose, as choristers and clergy took
their accustomed places in the chancel,
and the glory of Easter brooded over all.
I sat near the front, and was already
beginning to indulge in reverie, and to
realize how much it meant to me that for
the first time in many years I had to hear
"He is risen," and to chant a requiem of
joy, and to partake of my Easter communion alone, when a woman and a boy pushed their way into the next pew.
There was something at once .unusual
and pathetic in their manner. The mother
entered first. She was a comely woman,
approaching middle age, neatly dressed
and scrupulously tidy. She had evidently
strained a point to get a seasonable fairing, for a new straw hat, trimmed becomingly, adorned her head. Her dark hair
trained over her ears was bunched in
heavy masses on a well-poised head. It
was, however, the face that furnished the
study—clear, pale and mobile. A tell-tale
line here and there spoke of care, and the
whole expression was one of maternal
anxiety. Only the eyes, which were dark
and liquid, palpitated with feeling, and
revealed profound depths which told of
the love of her life, while she kept them
more often on the boy than on the preacher
or the choir.
And what of the boy ? Many a humble mother looked upon her boy with the
same brooding care, but not on such a boy.
It was easy to see that he was no ordinary
creature. He entered the pew as if he had
never been in one before, with an air at
onpe half defiant and all indifferent. He
did not appear to know what to do, so
stood awkwardly, hat in hand, and when
his mother took her seat he sat down so
close to her, as if seeking protection, that
he half pushed her along the seat. Yet
there was plenty of room. As she reverently knelt he sat up, eyeing everything
insight, with evident curiosity. At his
mother's suggestion, he took off his overcoat, rolled it up as a rancher would roll a
bearskin, and placed it in the seat with his
hat on the top. Thereafter he furtively
glanced at his mother with a look half
scared, half scornful, and yet as her face
relaxed and her eyes telegraphed little
love messages, his features became less
defiant, and for a few minutes at a time
he would turn towards the altar.
What a contrast between mother and
son, and what a contrast this sturdy fourteen-year-old child of nature furnished,
with the well-groomed, Eton-coated and
Eton-collared boys sitting just across,
with drill and discipline written large on
every face. I found myself saying, "What
a splendid boy, what a glorious untamed
young lion, with his thick red arms and
his bull neck he could make a clean sweep
of thc pewful of 'nice' boys who appeared
to excite not a little of his interest and
amusement as who should say 'Fancy me
like one of those things.' "
Then I began to speculate who was he ?
Where was his father ? From whom did
he inherit his strong personality and his
rugged characteristics ? I thought it must
be from his father, until I noticed a striking peculiarity in the shape of his mother's
ears, and that he had it too. Still, he
would never have her serene and devout
spirit. So there must have been much
of the father, yet I rejoiced to find something of the mother.
I pictured him working on a farm, his
red hands and freckled face told that
story, while his mother eked out their
modest livelihood by some other occupation in the city. He was home for
Easter, and she, who doted on him, took
him where he could share in some of the
devotions which to her were inseparable
from the glad season.
His father ? I fancy he was with those
who had been "gathered into the fold,"
for often during the Easter morning service I noticed unshed tears hovering in
those anxious eyes, and once when   the
choir and congregation sang
"And now for those, our dearest,
And our best,"
Something like choking caught her breath,
but she beat it down and bravely smiled
at the boy, who never seemed tired of
studying her face.
As the service proceeded he became
more reconciled to his surroundings, the
air of restlessness passed, and the expression of his features underwent a change.
Then I noticed his mother looking at him
oftener, and at last the flood gates had to
open, and leaning her head in prayer she
wept silently.
Soon the service concluded, and as
mother and son left the pew I saw that his
hand had stolen into hers, and once more
her face was serene.
Only an idyll, you say. Yes, but a story
of life and love, and maybe of death. God
send Canada many such mothers, with
hearts as true, as loyal and as devout; and
many such boys, with spirits as strong, as
dauntless, and as brave.
Alphonse and Gaston.
Will Princess Ena continue to say,
"After you, Alfonso," after she is married ?
The teacher told the small boy to write
a sentence containing the word "seldom,"
and the boy wrote, " "Once my father had
two horses, but he seldom."
Shure Mike.
An Irishman, reading the inscription on
a tombstone,
"Here lies a lawyer,
An  honest  man,"
exclaimed, "Begorra, there must be two
of 'em there."
Willin* to Please.
"I'm glad Billy had the sense to marry
a settled old maid," said Grandma Wink-
um at the wedding. "Why, grandma?"
asked the son. "Well, gals is hity-tity,
and widders is kinder overrulin, and up-
settin,' but old maids is thankful and
willin' to please."
Antituberculosis League
The Magpie Minstrels
Will give a
in the Victoria Theatre, on Wednesday,
April 25th, in aid of the above League.
An excellent programme including
burlesque and sentimental features will
be rendered.
Popular Prices—Tickets on sale at the]
Victoria Theatre commencing Monday]
F. Frederick Warde
Distinguished Tragedian,
in a Dramatic Recital
The Merchant of Venice'
Victoria Theatre,
Friday, April 27th.
Prices $1.00, 75c. and joe. One dollar |
tickets now on sale at Y.M.C.A. and B.
C. Permanent Loan office, 39 Government Street. Holders of tickets will be
given one day's preference in choice of
Address by Mr.  Warde, "Shakespeare
and his plays."
Admission, adults 50c, children 25c
Auspices of Y.M.C.A.
A Level-Headed Parson.
Just before the collection was taken up
one Sunday morning a negro clergyman
announced that he regretted to state that
a certain brother had forgotten to lock
the door of his chicken house the night
before, and as a result in the morning he
found that most of the fowls had disappeared. "I dona' want to be pussonal, bred-
r'en," he added, "but I hab my s'picions
as to who stole dem chickens. I also hab
reason fo' b'lievin' dat if I am right in dose
s'picions dat pusson won't put any money
in de plate, which will now be passed
around." The result was a fine collection;
not a single member of the congregation
feigned sleep. After it was counted the
old parson came forward. "Now, bred'-
ren," he said, "I doan' want yer dinners
to be spoilt by wonderin' where dat brud-
der lives who doan' lock his chickens up
at night. Dat brudder doan' exist, mah
friends. He was a parable gotten up fo'
de pu'pose of finances."
Vancouver Opera House
E. R. Ricketts, Manager.
To-night, Saturday April 21
Jean Gerardy
The World's Greatest 'Cellist.
Assisted by
Andre Benoist,
The Eminent French Pianist,
Anne Beatrice Sheldon,
Prices.—$2.00, $1.50, $1.00, 75o.
Week of April 23, 1906.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Evenings—Lower Floor, 25; Balcony, 15c.
Matinees—15c Any Part of the House.
Doors open 2.30 and 7; Performances 3 and
Jack Connelly & Co., in their Society
Caper, "Wooing a Widow."
Fairfield and Morton, comedy sketch
Fowler Brothers
European Acrobats
Evans and Evans
Wooden Shoe Dancers
Frederic   Roberts
Illustrated Song
The Adventurous Automobile Trip,
The American truth teller was in form.
"Talking of ants," he said, "we've got 'em
as big as crabs out West. I've seen 'em
fight with long thorns, which they use as
lances, charging each other like savages."
"They don't compare with the ants I saw
in the East," said an inoffensive individual
nearby. "The natives have trained them
as beasts of burden. One of them could
trail a ton load fur miles with ease. They
worked willingly, but occasionally they
turned on their attendants and killed
them." But this was drawing the long
bow a little too far. "I say, old chap,"
said a shocked voice from the corner,
"what sort of ants were they?" "Elephants," said the quiet man.
Some men do not know they are full until they are run over.
There are orators who saw the air, and
think they are cutting ice.
Nature's System Regulator.
Not a Patent Medicine.
80 Tablets for 50c, 200 Tablets for $1
Sold only by agents.   Not sold by druggists.
Benefits and cures Rheumatism, Kidney
Disorder, Liver Complaint, Constipation,
Sick and Nervous Headache, Neuralgia, Dyspepsia, Fever and Ague, Scrofula, F' male
Complaints, Nervous Affections, Erysipelas,
Catarrh, and all diseases arising from impure blood.
Prepared only from the Purest barks.herbs
and roots. Each box is numbered, registered aud contains our contract to return the
one dollar if the user is not satisfied.
In Powdered or Tablet Form.
Please call on or address the Branch Supply
Office Manager, MRS WM. IRADLEY, 231
Keefer St„ Vancouver, B. C, Mail orders
receive prompt attention.
$100 '9 offered for any suggestion that
will lead to an improvement in its medicinal
When some people drop a dime in the J
contribution box they figure on getting a j
through ticket to glory in exchange. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1906.
A quarter of a century ago the divorce
court- stained the reputation of all who
came into contact with it; now it causes
them generally only a little annoyance.
"We are all co-respondents here," said a
facetious man at a recent fashionable dinner party, and the remark caused general
laughter, because it was absolutely correct.—Truth.
NOTICE is hereby given that there will be of-
'ered for Bale at public auction, at the office of the
government Agent at Port Simpson, on Tuesday,
he 1st day of May, 1906, at 11 o'clock ni the forenoon, the following lots in Kitsilas Townsite, situated on the Skeena River, at the foot of Kitsilas
Canyon: .
Lots 1 to  0, inclusive, in Block 2.
Lots 1 to 12, inclusive, in Block 3.
Lots 1 to 10, inclusive, in Block 4.
Lots 1 to 10, inclusive, in Block 6.
Lots 1 to 12, inclusive, in Block 6.
Said lots will be offered for sale subject to reserve bids, ...     .'.
I   Terras—One-third   cash,   one-third   in   three
ijionths, and the balance in six months, with interest at 0 per cent, per annum on deferred payments.   Crown grant fee. 110.
Deputy Commissioner of Laud & Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Viotoria, B.C., April 5,1006. ap7
NOTICE is hereby given that a
(meeting of the shareholders of the
Victoria Chemical Company, Limited Liability, will be held on the
fourth day of May, 1906, at the hour
of four o'clock in the afternoon, at
the office of the Company, at their
.Works, Outer Wharf, Victoria, B.C.,
for the purpose of considering, and,
if deemed advisable, of passing the
following resolution, viz.: Resolved, That the capital of the
Company be, and the same is hereby
increaced from $100,000.00 to
$250,000.00, by the issue of 3,000
new shares of $50.00 each, ranking
ifoT dividend and in all other respects, as the directors may deter-
J. W. Fisher, Director.
F. Moore, Director.
John A. Hall, Director.
Dated the 24th March, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to tha Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase Section 26, Township 8, Range 6, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 2, Township 7, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
A. O. WALKER, Locator.
Vanoouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given'that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Seotion 4, Township 9, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906, mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon, Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the south half of Section 8, and the south half of
Section 7, in Township 9, Coast Range 5, Bulkley
Valley, B.C., said to contain 640 acres, more or
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap6
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the southeast quarter of Section 23, Township 8,
Range 5, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, containing 160 acres, more or less.
Vanoouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap6
NOTICE is hereby given'that 30 days after date
11 intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Com-
I missioner of Lands and Works for a license to
[prospect for coal and petroleum on the following
■described land, on Graham Island, Queen Char-
ilotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted at
lthe northeast corner of land staked and appled
[for by Gordon M. Grant, thence northerly 80
[chains, thence westerly 80 chains, thence south-
lerly 80 chains, thence easterly 80 chains, to the
"aoint of commencement.
Located 4th January, 1906.
[Dated this 18th day of April, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
II intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Com-
Imissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
lorospect for coal and petroleum on the following
I lescribed land, on Graham Island, Queen Char-
■lotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted at
lthe northeast corner of land staked and applied
Ifor by Gordon M. Grant, thence northerly 80
[chains, thenoe easterly 80 chains, thence southerly
KO chains, thence westerly 80 chains, to the point
[it commencement.
■' Located 4th January, 1906.
[Dated this 18th day of April, 1908.
"Companies Act, 1897."
[Province of British Columbia,
No. 337.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that "The Colonial Assurance Company" is authorised and licensed to
Jjarry on business within the Province of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effeot all or any of
fho objeots of the Company to which tho legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends. ,    .
The head office of the Company is situate at the
IJity of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba.
The amount of the capital of the Company is
Jwo hundred and fifty thousand dollars, divided
Into two thousand five hundred shares of one hundred dollars each. ,:.,„,
I' The head office of the Company in this Province
Is situate at Victoria, and Albert E. McPhillips,
[larristcr-at-Luw, whose address is Victoria, is
Ihe attorney for the Company.      , ■■
| Given under my hand and seal of office at Viotoria, Province of British Columbia, this 15th day
If March, one thousand nine hundred and six,
' (L.s.)                     S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company has been
Istablishcd and licensed nre:—
1 To make and effeot contracts of insurance or re-
lisurance with any person or persons, bodies poli-
|c or corporate, against any loss or damage by
[re, lightning, tornado, cyclone, hurricane, or
pli storm on any houses, storos or other huild-
hgs whatsoever, and on any goods, chattels or
krsonal property whatsoever; and also to make
lid effect contracts of insurance and re-insur-
nce with any person or persons, body politic or
Irporate, against loss or damage of or to ships,
bats,   vessels,   steamboats  or  other  craft  or
gainst any loss or damage of or to the cargoes or
roporty conveyed in or upon such ships, boats,
fessels, steamboats or other oraft, and the freight
tie or to grow due in respect thereof, or on any
Liber or other property of any description, con-
Eyed in any manner upon all or any of such
lips, boats, vessels, steamboats or other craft,
1 on any railway or stored in any warehouso or
jjway station, and generally to do all matters
Jfd things related to or connected witli marine
■surance or re-insurnnce; and also to make und
Sect contracts of insurance and re-insurance
[creof, with any person or persons, body politic
i corporate against loss or damage by death,
Wse or accident to horses, cattle and all kinds
Jive stock; and to cause themselves to be re-
sured against any loss or risk they may have
lurrcd in the course of their business, and gen-
ally to do and perform all other necessary mat's and things connected with and proper to
jraoto those objects. mli22
JMOTICE is hereby given that (10 days after dute
Intend to apply to tlio Hon. Chief Commissioner
I Lands and Works for permission to purchase
lotion 33, Township S, Range 5, Const District,
lilkley Valley. *».
" M. H. WALKER, Locator.
Iincouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906.        mli29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works, Vietoria, B.C., for permission to purchase the southwest quarter of Section
23, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District, Bulk-
ley Valley, containing 160 acres, more or leas.
J. V. EVANS, Locator.
Vanoouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap5
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
south half of Section 32, the northwest quarter of
Section 32, and the southeast quarter of Section
31, Township 4, Range 5, Coast District, Bulk-
ley Valley.
Dated Maroh 19th. 1906,
G. L. HARMON, Locator,
mh 29 JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section ll, township il, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
Dated Maroh 19th, 1906.
H. C. HARMON, Locator.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the northwest quarter of Section 23, Township 8,
Range 6, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, contain-
taining 160 acres, more or less.
A. L. NEWSON, Locator.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1006. ap5
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works, Victoria, B.C., for permission
to purchase the southeast quarter of Section 13,
in Township 6, Coast Range 5, Bulkley Valley,
B.C., said to contain 160 acres, more or less.
V anoouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
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 Section 27, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mli92
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to tlie Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 15, in Township 8, Coast Range 5, Bulk-
ley Valley, B.C., said to contain 640 acres, more
or less.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1900. ap5
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 22, in Township 8, Coast Range 5, Bulk-
ley Valley, B.C., said to contain 640 acres, more
or less.
Vanoouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1908. ap5
of America, or in any other country, colony or
settlement, to enable the Company to carry on
business there:
To promote and procure the incorporation of
any company or companies in the United States
of America, or in any other country, colony or
settlement, formed for the purpose of carrying on
any business which this Company is authorised
to carry on, and to subscribe for, hold, and guarantee all or any of the shares and securities of any
such company, and to deal with and dispose of
such shares and securities iu sush manner as the
directors think fit, and to employ any suoh company as the agents of this Company:
(a.) To undertake and execute trusts, administrations, agencies and receiverships, and any
other offices or employments of trust or confidence, either in the name of the Company or by
any of its officers, or other person or persons nominated in this behalf by the Company, and to indemnify any such officers or persons as aforesaid,
and to carry on in the United Kingdom or any
Colony or Dependency thereof, the Empire of
India, the United States of America, or in any
foreign countries, any other business which may
conveniently or advantageously be combined with
the business of tlie Company as described in the
original Memorandum of Association soheduied
to the "Ocean Accident and Guarantee Company,
Limited, Act, 1890," as extended by Order of
Court, dated the 8th day of July, 1893:
(b.) In particular, to guarantee the payment
of money secured by or payable under debenture
bonds or stock, contracts, mortgages, charges, obligations or securities of any Company, or of nny
authority, supreme, municipal, local or otherwise,
or of any persons whomsoever, whether corporate
or uninoorporate:
(c.) To guarantee the title to or quiet enjoyment of property, whether absolutely, or subject
toany qualifications or conditions, and to guarantee persons interested or about to become interested in any property against loss, and against
actions, proceedings, claims or demands in respect of any imperfections or insufficiency or deficiency of title or value, or in respect of any incumbrances, burdens or outstanding rights:
(d.) To contract with leaseholders, borrowers,
lenders, persons whose fidelity is or is intended to
be guaranteed and others for the establishment,
provision and payment of sinking funds, redemption funds, depreciation funds, endowment funds,
and any other special funds, and that either in
consideration of a lump Bum, or of an annual premium or otherwise, on such terms and conditions
as may be arranged:
(e.) To furnish, provide or guarantee deposits,
and guarantee funds required in relation to any
contract, concession, decree, enactment, property
pr privilege, and the carrying out of th" same, or
in-relation to any tender or application for the
(f.) To appoint and form agencies by means of
Local Boards of Directors, or otherwise in any
city, town, or place in the United Kingdom or any
Colony or Dependency, thereof the Empire of India, the United States of America, or in any foreign countries, for the purpose of enabling the
Company to carry on any of its business at home
or abroad, and to discontinue and reconstitute
any suoh agencies:
(g.) To purchase, take on lease, or otherwise
acquire any undertakings, business, goodwill, assets or properties real or personal, whether belonging to incorporated bodies or otherwise in the
United Kingdom or such other places or countries
as above mentioned, which may be considered
conducive to the more efficient or economical
carrying on of any of the businesses or objeots of
the Company, or which may conveniently or advantageously be combined therewith, or any
shares or interests therein, and as a term of such
acquisition, to undertake, endorse or guarantee
all or any of the liabilities or policies or other obligations of any Company or person in regard to
any businesses or other property so acquired:
(h.) To pay for the acquisition of any business
.or other property whicli the Company is authorised to acquire, either in cash or in bonds, debentures or shares, to be treated as either wholly or
in part paid up, or partly in cash and partly in
bonds, debentures, or such shares as aforesaid,
or in such other manner as the Company may
deem expedient:
(i.) To apply for and obtain suoh statutes, laws
or authorities in the United Kingdom, the Colonies or Dependencies thereof, the Empire of India,
or from any foreign Government or State as may
be deemed requisite for promoting the objects of
the Company, or for securing its rights, or giving
it a legal position, or for limiting the liability of
the shareholders elsewhere than in the United
(j.) To add to, extend and improve, and to
manage, develop, sell and dispose of, or to let on
lease or otherwise turn to account any of the lands
or other property of the Company:
(k.) To sell or otherwise dispose of the undertaking and goodwill of the business, and the assets and property of the Company or any pnrt
thereof or interest therein, to any other company
or persons, or to amalgamate such undertaking or
or business with that of any other company, and
to promote any company or companies for the
purpose of acquiring all or any of the undertaking,
businesses, assets, or property of this Company, or
for nny other purpose which may appear to be calculated to benefit this Company:
(1.) To borrow or raise money, and for such
purpose to mortgage or charge the undertaking,
or all or any part of the property of the Company,
and to make, draw, accept, endorse, execute and
issue on behalf of the Company, bills of exchange,
promissory notes, and other negotiable instruments;
(m.) To re-issue or otherwise provide for all or
any risks of the Company, and to elfect counter-
(n.) To do all things which may appear to the
Company to be incidental or conducive to any of
the objects of the Company. ap5
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia,
No. 341.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that "The Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation, Limited," is
authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry
out or effect all or any of tho objects of the Company to which the legislative authority of the
Legislature of British Colombia extends.
Tlie head office of the Company is situate at
London, England.
The amount of the capital of the Company is
£1,000,000, divided into 200,000 shares of £5
Tho head office of tho Company in this Province is situate ut Vancouver, nnd Robert Ward
und Company, Limited Liability, whose address
is Vancouver, is thc attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Provinco of British Columbia, this 29th day
uf March, one thousand nine hundred and six.
(L.8.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
, Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company has been
established and licensed are:—
The granting, either in tho United Kingdom or
abroad, of policies or other instruments of assurance against or assuring compensation or payment in case of death or injury to heulth or limb
by railway, coach or carriage accident, shipwreck
or other perils of the land or sea, or any other uc-
cideut or misadventure or violence during any
journey or voyngo by lnnd or wtitor, or during uny
other limited or specified period. And the doing
ull such things as are incidental or conducive to
the attainment of thc above objects:
The granting, in the United Kingdom or ubroud,
of policies or other instruments of ussuranco of
uny kind (excepting such policies of ussurance
upon the life or lives of any person or persons us
ure intended tn he comprised in the Act of 33 end
34 Vict., cup, 61, whicli is commonly known as
"The Life Assurance Compnnics' Act, 1S70"), und
the doing of ull such things us are or may be incident or conducive tu the attainment of tlie ubove
The granting, either by themselves or through
the agency or medium of any Compuuy or perse n,
in the United Kingdom or ubroud, of policies,
tickets, or other Instruments of insurance, ussur-
mice, guarantee, and indemnification of any kind
(oxcepting such policies of assurance upon tiio
life or lives of any person or pi-rsons as are In*
tended to be comprised in the Act of 33 and 34,
Vict., cup. 01, which is commonly known us "The
Life Assurance Companies'Act, 1870"), And the
doing nf nil such things us are or may be incident
or conductive to the attainment of the abovo objects:
To make nny deposits and give any securities
required by uny luw iu force in the United States
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lnnds and Works for permission to purchase
the northcust quarter of Section 23, Township 8,
Range 5, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, containing 160 acres, more or less.
B. S. BROOKS, Locator.
Vanoouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. apS
"Companies Act1 1897."
Provinco of British Columbia.
No. 338.
THIS is to certify that "The Canadian Industrial Company, Limited," is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province
of British Columbia, and to carry out or effect alt
or any of the objects of the Company to which the
legislative authority of the Legislature of Britisli
Columbia extends.
Tlie head office of the Company is situate at
London, England.
The amount of the capital of tho Company is
£50,000, divided into 50,000 shares at £1 each.
The heud office of the Compuny in this Province is situute at 11, Bastion Street, Victoria, and
John JumcsShullcross, merchant, whose address
is the same, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office ut Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 17th duy
of March, one thousand nine hundred nnd six,
(L.s.) ,   S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
Tho objects for which tho Company has been
established and licensed are:—
(1.) To ndopt nnd carry into effect, with or
without modification, two agreements which huvo
ulreudy been prepared, und are respectively numbered 1 aud 2, und ure both expressed to be made
between Robert Alfred Workman of tlie one part,
und the Company of the other port, copies whereof
hnve, for tho purpose of identification, been respectively endorsed with the signature of Charles
Muynurd Owen, u Solicitor of the Supreme Court:
(2.) To curry nn, in the Dominion of Cuuudu or
elsewhere, the trades or businesses of foresters,
lumberers and timber merchants, producers,
manufacturers of and dealers in wood pulp, ami
makers of nnd dealers in paper nf ull kinds, and
articles made from puper or pulp, and materials
used in the manufacture nr treatment nf paper,
including cardboard and millboard, and, in connection with these objects, to aoqulre limber
lunds, rights and concessions nnd water power
rights and privileges, und also tn acquire, absolutely, nr fnr nny term, estate or interest, lands
and hereditaments, und to acquire or construct
mills, dams, warehouses, piers, wharves, stores,
dwellings and all other kinds of erections or buildings, and to lay out and develop town sites, and to
sell, lease, dispose of, or otherwise deal with, any
such rights or properties:
(3.) To carry on, in the Province of British Columbia or elsewhere in other parts of the world,
the business of a Power Company, within the
meaning of Part 4 of the "Water Clauses Consolidation Aot, 1897," of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, to the same extent as if
the Company had been duly incorporated under
the provisions of Part 4 of the said "Water
Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897," and to acquire
any necessary licences therefor, to pay all such
fees and charges, and execute and do all such
documents and things as may be required to obtain the benefits ana advantages conferred on a
power company by the aforesaid Acts:
(4.) To acquire water and water power by records of unrecorded water power, or by the purchase of water records or wuter privileges for, and
the application of suoh water and water power to
all or any purposes, and in any manner or method:
(5.) lo render water and water power available for use, application and distribution, by
erecting dams, increasing the head of water in
any existing body of water or extending the area
thereof, diverting the waters of any stream, pond
or lake into any other channel or channels, laying or erecting any line of flume, pipe or wire,
constructing any raceway, reservoir, aqueduct,
weir, wheel, building or other erection or work
which may be required in connection with improvement or use of water and water power, or by
altering, renewing, extending, improving, repairing or maintaining any suoh works or any part
(6.) To uso water or water power for hydrauho
mining purposes, and for milling, manufacturing,
industrial and mechanical purposes:
(7.) To use water and water power for providing any form of power, or for producing or
generating electricity for purposes of light, neat
or power:
(8.) To construct, operate and maintain electric works, power houses, generating plant and
any other appliances or conveniences useful,
necessary or proper for generating electricity or
electric power, or any other form of developed
Eower, and for transmitting the same to be used
y the Company or by any other persons or companies contracting with the Company therefor as
a motive power for the operating of motors, machinery or electric works, or to be supplied to
consumers for heating, or as a motive for propelling tramways, or for driving, hauling, lifting,
pumping, lighting, crushing, smelting, drilling,
milling, or for any other operations to which it
may be adopted, or to be used or supplied for or
in connection with any other purposes for whioh
power may be applied or acquired:
(9.) To place, sink, lay, fit, maintain and repair electric lines, accumulators, storage batteries, cables, mains, wires, pipes, switches, connections, branches, electric motors, dynamoes,
engines, maohines, or other apparatus or devices,
cuts, drains, water-courses, pipes, poles, buildings, and other erections and works; and to erect
and place any electric line, cable, main, wire or
other electric apparatus above or below ground:
(10.) To construct, equip, operate and maintain electric, cable or other tramways, or start
railways for the conveyance of passengers and
(11.) To construct, equip, operate and maintain telegraph and telephone systems and fines:
(12.) To carry on the business of electricians,
mechanical engineers, manufacturers and workers and dealers in electricity, motive power and
light, and any business in whioh the application
of electricity or any like power, or any power
that can be used as a substitute therefor, is or
may be useful, convenient or ornamental, or any
other business of like nature, and to produce and
accumulate electricity and electric motive power,
or other similar agency, and to supply the same
for the production, transmission or use of any
lighting, heating, motive or other power as may
be thought advisable, and to light streets, public
places, public or private buildings, foundries,
mines, ships, light-houses, railways, tramways,
and other places or things, by means of electricity,
or to enable the same so to be lighted, and generally to carry on the business of suppliers of light,
heat and power, and carriers of passengers and
(13.) To supply compressed nir, electricity or
eleotric power, or any other form of developed
power, to consumers for any purpose to or for
which developed power may be applied or required:
(14.) To acquire, hold, enj.iy and exercise, subject to the provisisons of the "Water Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897," all the rights, powers, privileges and priorities by Part 4 or otherwise by said
Act conferred upon Power Companies, so far as
the Company may deem thc same necessary for
its purposes or any of them:
(15.) To enter into any arrangements with the
Government (Dominion or Provincial) or any
authority, municipal, local or otherwise, that may
seem conducive to the Company's objects or any
of them, and to obtain from uny such government
orauthority any right privileges or concessions
and to acquire from uny enneessionaire any subsidies, charters, righ -- > v leges or concessions
which the Company limy th nk it desirable to obtain, and to carry out, exercise, comply with, und,
if deemed udvisable, dispose oi any such arrange-
ments, charters, rights, privileges, and concessions:
(16.) To carry on any other business, whether
manufucturing or otherwisej which niuy seem to
the Compuny cnpable of being conveniently carried on in connection with the Cot ipany's business or calculated, directly or indir ctly, tu en-
hnnce the value of, or render profitable, any of
the Company's property or right?:
(17.) To acquire, construct, maintain, and use
railways, tramways, docks, harbours, powers,
wharves, canals, reservoirs, embankments una
irrigations, reclamation, improvements, sewage,
drainage, sanitary, wuter, gas, electric light, telephonic, telegraphic, and electrical pon r supplies, works, warehouses, markets, und oil other
works which mny bo conducive to the interests of
tlie Compnny:
(18.) To acquire by purchase or otherwise, any
patents, patent rights, licences, secret processes,
properties or businesses in any wa- connected
with the objects of the Company, and to apply for
and obtain patents and patent rights either in the
United Kingdom nr abroad, ana to sell nr grant
licences in respect of any such patents, patent
rights und secret processes, and to manufacture
and sell, or otherwise dispose nf. any of the articles that can be manufactured under any nf tho
patents, patent rights, licences ur secret processes which may from time to time belong to the
Compnny. Generally to purchuse, take on lease
or in exchange, hire, or otherwise ucquire any real
or personal property, and any rights, privileges
or property which the Company mny think necessary or convenient for the purposes of its business:
(19.) To sell, exchange, lense, mortgage nr
otherwise deal with lands, rights, or other property
or effects uf the Company, or any purt thereof,
nf any kind or nature whatsoever, ur the undertaking nf the Cunipany, ur any part thereof, cither
tn individual pcrsuns ur companies, with power tn
uccept shures nr debentures in utlicr cunipunies,
and (ill tho ense uf shures) either wiiully ur partly
paid up, as consideration fur the above, and tn
huld, sell, nr otherwise dispose uf such debentures
and shures ns mny be deemed must expedient,
nnd tu guarantee thc repayment thereof ur the
payment nf interest thereon; tn promote, or as- \
sist in promoting, any company or companies,
joint stuck oorapanlos nr societes anonymes, fnr
the purpose uf taking nver, acquiring nr working
nny property and liabilities uf the Company, nr
fur any other purposes which may seem directly i
or indirectly calculated to benefit the Company,
arid cither in tlie United Kingdom nr abroad; in |
take, ur otherwise acquire and hold, sell nr utlicr-
wise dispose nf shares ill any Other cuiupauy luiv-1
ing objeots altogether ur in purt similar tn' those
nf this Company, nr carrying on any business
capable uf being enndueteil so us tu directly ur indirectly tn benefit this Company;
(20.) Tu give tn any class ur section nf the per-
snns having dealings with the Company any
rights nver ur in relation to any fund nr funds, ur
any part thereof, nr the right tn participate iu tlie
profits nf the Company, ur in fhe profits nf any
particular branoh or pari nf its business, nr any I
other special privileges, advantages nr benefits:
(21.) Tn purchase, nr otherwise acquire and!
undertake, Ihe whole ur any pari of the business, ;
property, liabilities and undertaking nf any per-
son, corporation nr company carrying on or en-1
titled to carry on any business which this Compnny
puny is authorised tn carry un, ur whioh can be
carried on so as to directly or indirectly benefit
this Company, or possessen of property suitable
for the purposes of this Company:
(22.) To borrow, raise or secure money (witb
or without powers of sale or other special conditions) by a charge on or deposit of any part of th*
Company's property of any kind soever; to draw,
make, accept, endorse, issue, execute and die-
count promissory notes, bills of exchange, bills of
lading, warrants and other negotiable instruments; and to borrow and raise money on or by
bonds or debentures (charged upon all or any
part of the Company's property, both present and
future, including its uncalled capital), or acceptances, endorsements or promissory notes of the
Company, and other negotiable instruments:
(23.) To lend, invest the moneys of the Company not immediately required; and to make advances upon such securities, stocks and shares
and other property of all kinds, and in such manner as may from time to time be determined, but
in no case by a purchase of the shares of the Company:
(24.) To lend money to any company or pe>
sons having dealings with this Company, or
carrying on any business capable of being conducted so as to directly or indirectly to benefit
this Company, and to guarantee the performance
of any contracts by any such person or company:
(25.) To establish or aid in the establishment,
and in the support of any associations for the bens-
benefit of persons employed by the Company; to
obtain any Aot of Parliament for enabling the
Company to carry any of its objects into effect,
or for effecting nny modification of the Company*!
constitution, or for any other purpose calculated
directly or indireotly to affect the Company's interest:
(26.) To register the Company abroad, and to
take such other steps as may be necessary to give
the Compauy, so far ar it may be, the same right*
and privileges abroad as are possessed by foreign
companies or partnerships of a like character:
(27.) To form, constitute or register abroad
any company or societe anonyme, in whioh the
liability of the members shall be limited to the
amount of their stocks or shares, and to transfer
to or vest in, or to cause to be transferred to or
vested in, such companies or company, in trust
for or on bohalf of the Company, the Company'*
rights and privileges, and other prroperty and
effects, or any part thereof, and to take all step*
requisite to render such transfer or vesting vakd
and effectual:
(28.) To amalgamate with any person or persons, or any oompany established for objeots altogether or in part similar to the objects of th*
Company, or otherwise, and for such consideration, either in shares of debentures of another
company, or cash, as the Company may think fit;
to take or otherwise acquire ana hold share tin
in any other company having objeots altogether
or in part similar to those of this Company, or
carrying on any business capable of being conducted so as to directly or indirectly benefit thi*
(29.) To distribute the proceeds of the sale of
the property of the Company, or any part thereof,
among the members, whether the same be paid
for wholly or partly in shares, debentures or other
securities, or in cash, provided that no distribution, amounting to a reduotion of capital, be mad*
without the sanotion of the Court, if necessary;
to distribute any of the property of the Company
among the members in specie:
(300 To remunerate any person or company
for services rendered, or to be rendered, in placing
or assisting to place, or guasanteeing the placing,
of any of the shares of the Company's capital, or
any debentures or other securities of the Company, or in or about the formation or promotion
of the Company, or the conduct of its business:
(31.) To do all or any of the above things,
either as principal or agent, und either in the United Kingdom or abroad:
(32.) To do all suoh things as are incidental or
conducive to the attainment of the above object*
or any of them. mh22
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date the Canadian Industrial Co., Ltd., intend*
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a lease of the following desoribed foreshore lands:
Commencing at a post at the northwest corner
of Lot 450, New Westminster District, thenoe
southeasterly along high water murk to the southwest corner post of said lot, and extending westwards to deep water, at right angles to a line
drawn between said posts.
March 28th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days from date
I intend to apply to tlie Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following land: Commencing at a post marked "J. L.'s N. W. Cor. Post," being situated on
the left bunk of Skeenu River, 20 chains above
its junction with Lakelse River, thence east 20
chains, thence south 20 chains (more or less) to
Lakelse River, thence west 20 chains to the
Skeena, thence north 20 chains along the Skeena,
to the point of beginning, containing 40 acre*
("more or less).
JNO. LITTLE, Loontor.
Little Canyon, Skeena River, B. C, March 19th,
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
thc following described land, situated on Observatory Inlet: Commencing at a post planted at the
Northeast corner of Lot 303, Group 1, marked
"W. R. F.'s S. W. Cor."; thence north 20 chain*,
thence east 20 chains, thence south 20 chains,
thence west to shore line, and nlong shore liqe to
point of commencement, containing 40 acre*,
more or less.
Staked 3rd March, 1006.
NOTICE ii hereby given that 00 days after
date I intend to upply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands und Works for permission to purchase
the following described land, situate near Maple
Bay, on Portland Canal: Commencing at a post
marked "N. H. M.'s, N. W. Cor."; thenoe enst 20
chains, thenee south 20 chains to the north line
of Lot. 400, thence west 20 chains, more or less, to
shore line of the small buy. north uf Maple Point.
thence nurtherly nlung Bnore line to point of
commencement, containing 40 acres, more or less.
Staked March 7th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
1 intend to npply tn the Chief Cnminissinnor of
Lands aud Works fnr permission tu purchase Seo-
tinn 14, Township 8, llunge 6, Coust District.
Bulkley Vullcy.
Vanoouver, B.C., March 2Sth, 190(1, mh2B
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
1 intend tu upply tu the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission tu purchase Section 5, Township 9, llunge 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
L. DUBOIS, Locator.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1900. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the llunorable Chief Coin-
missiuner uf Lands and Works fur n license to
prospect fur coal und petroleum on tho following
described land, situated un Graham Island, Queen
Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted
on the smith side nf a river, ubuut two miles east
nf ils mouth, which is about one mile northeast
uf Frederick Island, thence southerly 80 chains,
thence westerly 80 chains, thence northerly 80
chains, thence easterly 80 chuins to the point of
I ated -Ith January, 1006.
Dated Ihis 18th dny nf April, 11100.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after dat
I intend tu apply tn the Honorable Chief Com-
missinner uf Lnnds nnd Works fnr a lieenso to
prospect fnr coal and petroleum un the following
desoribed land, nn Graham Island, Quoon Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted at
the northeast oorner uf land slaked uud applied
for;by Gordon M. Grant, thence easterly 80
chains, thence southerly 80 chains, thence westerly 8(1 chains, thenee nurtherly SO chains, tu the
point nf commencement,
Located 4th January, 1906.
Dated this l.sth'dnyjuf April, 1110(1. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 21. 1906.
f A Lady's Letter *
Dear Madge,—
It is no exaggeration to say that the
elaboration of the evening coiffure, however becoming, is a distinct nuisance when
one is seated behind a typical instance of
it in the play-house. Some evenings since,
I went to the theatre, prepared for an enjoyable three hours, which it may be at
once remarked was but realized in part.
Three, doubtless delightful, girls sat together in the orchestra chairs, immediately
before me, but what with enormously distended pads, covered by extraordinarily
extended wavy hair, crowned by a perfect jungle of foliage and sprays, the play
was more than partially eclipsed, and on
going again I shall certainly try and find
out whether my seats are behind women
or mere men, and, if possible, shall select
the latter. The re-entry of the Spanish
comb will again probably prove a fruitful
source of abjurgation in the theatre. It
is undeniably becoming, and the greater
the size the greater its piquant attractions,
ness. Every woman may not possess a
towering tiara of diamonds, but nothing
can preJent one of these charming baubles
falling into her possession if she so desires.
I would like to say much more on the subject of becoming coiffures, but I am
afraid of the man behind the desk with
the big blue pencil—we do not always
agree on this subject.
From Paris, the city of dainty dress
detail, one hears of a new notion, or rather
an old one revived, in bracelets of gathered
lace and 'W ribbon, to be worn outside gloves in the evening, the idea being
that these glove-bracelets break the hard
line of suede from wrist to elbow. The
effect is rather untidy, however; and as
nothing is better than a well-gloved arm,
except a well-moulded ungloved one, this
new idea seems an unnecessary embarrassment of millinery than otherwise.
The perpetual craze for something new
invariably brings forth a host of sartorial
incongruities, of which a typical example
is a gown that I came across the other
day, worn by an undeniably smart woman,
who glories in the title, "one of the best
dressed." The gown itself is of fancy velvet, ribbed, I think; the skirt is plain at
the bottom, but has about the knees several zig-zag bands of dark blue silk muslin,
applied after the manner of braid, with a
veiy elaborate "soutache motif" at each
angle. The bodice is trimmed to match,
with the further addition of Irish crochet;
the sleeves, which reach only to the elbow,
are composed entirely of the muslin. A
young girl friend of mine called it a "freak
■A".d how a word about the spring petticoat. There is certainly no detail of attire by which the well-dressed woman sets
more store than the petticoat. It is not
merely a case of an attractive frill or two
peeping beneath the hem of one's gown—
a detail sufficiently attractive in itself—
but it is the cut and amplitude which one
first considers, for on the latter the set and
"air" of the gown will largely depend. I
fancy we have realized the fact more seriously since the advent of the petticoat
with the detachable frill. There is no doubt
whatever that this form of "jupon" is the
most comfortable, the most elegant and
the most economical, for by its aid one can
achieve that desire of the heart, namely,
a petticoat to every frock. An endless
variety of flounces may then be indulged
in without any great outlay. One can
literally possess oneself of one for every
gown at a cost considerably below the
sum the purchase of three or four well-cut
ordinary petticoats would demand,
A bit of information, which I consider
valuable, and one which you may like to
possess, is that the nutritive value of currants has been proved to be equal to that
contained in twice the quantity of fresh
beef. Hence as a nerve and muscle producing food, they cannot be surpassed,
whilst their price puts them within easy
reach of all. Moreover, they can be utilized in so many palateable forms that they
ought to be a daily ingredient in the home
bill of fare. "En passant," I should like
to mention that Dixi Ross & Co. carry a
splendid stoock in the line of dried fruits.
Dirty ceilings are not only unsightly,
but they are unsanitary, and it is not an
expensive part of the annual spring cleaning to have them properly cleaned, or
white-washed, as the case may be. I wonder why it is that so many housewives
forget the celiings, larders, pantries, and
back premises generally ? These should
always be seen to, especially after the
smoke and ashes of winter. I can give no
better advice than to consult the Melrose
Company on this subject, for one is sure
of having such work done at the most reasonable cost.
I may have sighed in vain for the gold
of Midas, but I must say that did I possess
it, my heart could not have rejoiced more
than on Easter morn, when I was presented with a beautiful china cabinet,
whose graceful lines and artistic finish I
had often admired through the plate-glass
of Weiler's window. Another gift, and
one which made me fairly gasp with delight, was a handsome silver salad set,
"1835, R. Wallace," the good old reliable
make. Did I know where it was bought ?
Of course: at Challoner & Mitchell's, the
fascinating gift store.
A young married lady, being asked how
she spent her day, replied in the following
verse :
At 8 a.m. I "do my hair,"
At 101 school a restive horse,
From 2 to 41 take the air
(I do not take it all, of course),
And then at 5 o'clock, maybe,
Some nice young man drops in to tea
(An early flame, 'twixt you and me);
At 6 p.m. dear John and I
Go out to dine, with "Extra Dry."
The play, perchance, we might go to,
Then home again,"Whlte Rock" for two
(But not for man with pencil blue).
Mrs. James Dunsmuir entertained at
dinner and a small dance on Wednesday
evening last.
* * *
The Invitation Dancing Club have put
off their dance till May ; it was to have
been held this week.
Lieut.-Col. English and officers of the
Barracks have issued invitations for the
Garrison sports, to be held at Work Point
on Friday next.
* * *
Captain Gaudin is confined to the house
with a severe attack of rheumatism.
* * *
Mrs. Clarkson, of England, is visiting
her daughter, Mrs. A. T. Goward, of Oak
Mrs. C. M. Roberts is visiting her sister,
Mrs. Landes, of Port Townsend.
Mrs. R. E. Barkley, of Westholme, is
visiting Mrs. James Dunsmuir, of Burleith.
* * *
Mrs. G. E. and Miss Blackwood returned
last week from a visit to Mrs. Charles E.
Wilson, of Vancouver.
* * *
Miss Ethel Brymner, of New Westminster, is visiting Mrs, Hollyer, of Bellott
* * *
Miss Tilly, of Vancouver, is visiting Mrs.
is # *
The Misses Marie and B. Gaudin returned on Friday last from Los Angeles,
where they have been for some time.   Mrs.
The Misses Marie and B. Gaudin returned on Friday last from Los Angeles,
where they have been for some time. Mr.
James Gaudin and Mr. Cecil Ewart, who
went down last month, accompanied them
Mr. C. Ewart left on Wednesday for
Miss Daisy Davie returned from San
Francisco on Friday last, and is staying
with her sister, Mrs. McPhillips, of Rockland avenue. •?•*&••.
* * * >|j »  ■
Mr. G. Clute, of the New Westminster
branch of the Royal Bank of Canada, is
spending his holidays here, the guest of his
his sister, Mrs. Beauchamp Tye.
* * *
Dr. Fagan has returned from Ottawa.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Barnard, Mr. and Mrs. F.
Barnard are expected to arrive home from
England on Wednesday of next week.
The practicing for the Anti-Tuberculosis Magpie Minstrels is still going on, a
splendid aggregation of local talent rehearsing nightly at Wiatt's Hall, under
the able musical conductor, Mr. J. Finn.
The committee, consisting of Mrs. Fagan,
Mrs. Rhodes, Mrs. Herman Robertson,
and Mrs. R. H. Pooley, are working hard
to ensure a success, and with such a splendid object in view, it is to be hoped that
the public will respond to their efforts by
giving the Amateurs a bumper house.
The date has been set for Wednesday, the
25th inst., and popular prices will prevail
throughout the theatre. Quite a number
of the beaux and belles of Victoria society
are taking part, and their many friends
predict a huge success on the night of the
performance. No trouble or expense is
being spared to make the stage setting
and costuming as brilliant as possible.
A wise man is not above turning to account the wisdom of other men.
$ MUSIC AND     $
|     THE STAGE $
The week at the Victoria Theatre, Victoria, opened with one of the most amusing
comedies presented for many a long day.
"The Heir to the Hoorah" suffers from
only one fault, and that lies in its title,
which leads theatre-goers to expect one of
the absurd burlesques, which are so rarely
worth their ticket money. This comedy,
however, by Paul Armstrong, is of quite a
different type, and although brim full of
comic detail, has a good stirring plot, of
the kind which is not unusual in real life.
The author has cleverly weaved a taking
romance around the conditions which prevail when a refined woman with a typical
"sassiety" mother marries one of Nature's
gentlemen. The acting was good, and the
house fairly well filled. Guy Bates Post
sustained the role of father to the heir excellently, and was well suppported by a
first class company.
On Thursday evening at the same playhouse Creston Clarke presented for the
last time in Victoria the well-knoffn play,
"Monsier Beaucaire." The title role is one
which suits Mr. Clarke "down to the
ground," and the drama, dealing as it does,
with the picturesque fashions of Bath in
the height of her fame, was enthusiastically
As we go to press the theatre will be
crowded doubtless to overflowing with
lovers of music, who will have gone to hear
Gerardy, and on Saturday night, as mentioned last week, Blanche Walsh will appear in Clyde Fitch's sensational melodrama, "The Woman in the Case," which
will be staged both in the afternoon and
the evening.
All Victorians who are interested in
health movements—and who is not?—
should attend the entertainment to be
given at the Victoria Theatre next Wednesday on behalf of the Anti-Tuberculosis
Society. There will be heaps of fun, and
many of the leading ladies and gentlemen
in Victorian society will appear on the
platform. "See the Hon. Mrs. Hood in the
Goblin scene" is one of the inducements
to the theatre-goers to attend on the evening in question. "Polly McKilligan's
Band" is another attraction, which should
on no account be missed. It is to be hoped
that the residents in the city, who have
had so many opportunities to see the ravages which consumption has caused in
British Columbia, mil patronize this amateur performance.
The announcement of the engagement
of Frederick Warde, the distinghished
tragedian, who will appear under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian Association at the Victoria Theatre on the
afternoon and evening of Friday, April
27th, has naturally been received with
favor. Speaking of Mr. Warde, Mr. William Winter, the veteran critic of The New
York Tribune, says: "Mr. Warde is an
actor of passionate sincerity, deeply devoted to his profession, and his long career
has been signalized by the many achievements of the most commendable character,
honorable to himself and salutary in their
influence upon the public taste." Mr.
Warde has now left the stage and is giving
recitals of Shakespeare's plays. He is perhaps the greatest of living dramatic readers. For his one-night recital in Victoria
he will give "The Merchant of Venice."
At the matinee he will speak on "Shakespeare and his plays." The ladies of the
Alexandra Club are naturally interested
in Mr. Warde's visit, as he has probably
done more than any living man in the last
quarter of a century to popularize the study
of Shakespeare.
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Open from 10 a.m. to ia noon for beginners.
The star attraction at the Grand Theatre, Victoria, during the coming week will
be the performance of Jack Connelly &
Co. This is a most amusing skit on real
life, and gives a very realistic representation of tho fascination which presents itself to a young man in wooing a widow.
Fairfield and Morton present a most amusing sketch, and the Fowler Brothers are
unsurpassed as acrobats. Evans and
Evans are probably as good as any other
two performers in the "shoe dancing line,"
and they will no doubt fill the house.
The illustrated song is good, and the moving pictures will depict the adventures of
an automobile trip.
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Kelly have gone to
* * *
Mrs. Walter Walsh has left on a visit
to her former home in Kingston.
Get my prices for Re-plating
Spoons, Knives and Forks.
Old Silverware repaired and
put in first class shape. Ten
years' experience. High
class work guaranteed.
Special rates to Hotels and
1116 Granville St., Vancouver.
We have the latest model
machine for doing first class
pleating. Call and inspect ou
work or write for prices.
Ladies' Quilted Gowns,
Jackets, Ladies' Silk and Linen Underwear, Eimonas, Embroidered Blouses, Men's
Smoking Jackets ,etc.
Finest Grade Japanese
and Chinese Silks
Mall Orders receive prompt attention.
21-33 Hastings St. E., VANCOUVER.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase Section 33,
Township 8, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
P Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906.
Owing to illness, owner is anxious to dis-
Eose of a prosperous weekly paper, pub-
shed in a thriving locality. The paper
has a paid circulation of over 500, and a
fine advertising patronage. Receipts from
all sources last year were over $3,000
One man can do all the work in connection
with the paper, and by adding a platen
press he can add materially to his income.
The net profits this year will be in excess of
$2,500. Plant is complete, and type mostly all new. Paper established seven years.
This will be sold cheap. Write for particulars if interested. Jj
I have customers anxious to purchase country]
newspapers. List with me. Job printing plants I
bought and for sale.
Agent Haddon'sCaxton Type Foundry.
603 Hastings Street, Vancouver


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