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 Bank of Hamilton
Capital $2,440,000
Reserve $2,440,000
Havings Department.   Interest allowed
ou deposits.
Vancouver Branch
EWING BUCHAN,  -  Manager.
The Week
Tl Provincial Review and Magazine.
Lanston Monotype Composition.
A number of new homes.   Modem in   •
every respect.
Easy monthly instalments.
r        40 Government St.,    VICTORIA.        e
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Vol. lit.   No.
One Dollar Per Annum.
A Review of Local and Foreign Events and Topics
by the Editor.
I Prosperous   The  Northern  Bank
[ Banking.     which opened its doors
in Vancouver in No-
[vember last, is showing splendid re-
I suits, and is rapidly gaining favor
1 among the business men of the Terminal City.   Its head office is in
I Winnipeg, and its President is Sir
Daniel  H.  McMillan.  Lieutenant-
f Governor of Manitoba.   During the
f four months it has been in operation
I its deposits have increased  from
j $79,480 in November to $504,234 in
, February, and its assets from .$605,
I 265  to   $1,318,284.   The  author-
[ ized capital is $2,000,000, the subscribed capital $1,000,000, and the
I paid-up capital $648,818.  The spec-
[ ial interest of British Columbia in
these figures is that they show the
progress of a Western bank, officered by Western men, and directed
by a Western policy.    It is not
bound by the swathing bands of tra-
I dition to Eastern institutions, whose
only object is to further Eastern interests.    It will undoubtedly become a power in the Province, and
Jits advent to other Coast cities
[would be hailed with delight by
[every progressive business man.
I Hit Harvey ! The Victoria Unit-
Hit Harvey 1 ed Football team
are not to be blam-
f'ed for losing against as good a team
[ as Ladysmith proved to be on Satur-
I day last. They are, however, to be
I commiserated with on having alien-
lated the sympathy of the crowd.
Every Victorian would like to see
[ them hold the Island championship;
[ they lost it because they held it too
) cheaply. In the true interests of the
I game The Week does not hesitate
[to say that there is more of the
"sport" than the "sportsman"
about the team, and an old Wul-
frunian who played the game to a
I Cup final has a right to say this. If
[the Victoria United would drop
"side',' and play the game for its
own sake, they have the "timber"
I to win and hold the championship.
I They must cut out cliqueism and
[lady "rooters." This furnishes an
I opportunity to "point a moral and
[adorn a tale." The writer stood
near three ladies who followed the
[game with intense interest. Theyj
I represented three ages—the young-1
|er, in black, was beautiful and at-1
I tractive, and her remarks, while
I keen, were in good taste. The mid-
[dle one was a fair specimen of the
I girl who is both passe and mannish, j
la bad combination, leading to des-
Iperation. She was the rooter, and!
I well did she vie with the most accom-1
[complished "bleacher" at a baseball 1
Imatch in the strident vulgarity of'
Iher ejaculations. The climax was'
I reached when Thompson struck a
ILadysmith player. Then this "lady"
■ patron fairly yelled, "Hit Harvey,
■hit Harvey!" and her manner left no
Idoubt .as to the full intent of her pur-
Ipose. Luckily Thompson was too
Ifar away to hear, but there is always
"a chiel amang ye taking notes,"
and this one was not a little gratified to note the look of distress on
the face of the beautiful girl at the
vagaries of her mature and strenuous companion. That is the plain,
unvarnished story ; the moral obviously is that the spirit of the lady
"rooter" is inimcal to the success in
true sport. Football is not a game
of bluff.
Dairy       The Province now has
Inspection,   a Dairy Inspector.
Just what his duties
are The Week does not know, but
presumably they include inspection
of milk. His attention is respectfully directed to the fact that there
is in Victoria a firm wliich supplies
to the dairymen a most, noxious and
harmful chemical used by them for
the purpose of "preserving" the
milk, and preventing it from "souring." By its use milk two, or even
three, days old is sold as "fresh,"
and, further, the fatty portion is
precipitated and rendered easy of
extraction, to the great impoverishment of the milk. A dairyman
named Floyd, of Grand Forks, who
used this same chemical, was caught,
the case fully prroved, and so heavy
a fine inflicted that he went out of
business. At the trial much expert
chemical evidence was given, and it
was shown that the powder was
most dangerous to health, and
might easily poison a young child.
As milk forms so large a part of the
diet, especially of children, and as
in this degenerate age most of it
comes from the dairy, nothing could
be more pernicious and criminal
than the adulteration referred to.
The Week is prepared, if necessary,
to give the Inspector the name and
address of the Victoria firm purveying the noxious "powder,"
which, needless to say, is imported
from across the line. The practice
is one which in the interest of public
health, and infant mortality, should
be punished with the utmost rigor
of the law.
Chairs Cost D. Spencer, Ltd., Vic-
Fifty Cents, toria, seem to be impervious alike to public
sentiment, and to personal appeal,
at any rate on humanitarian grounds
In their vast establishment there
are only nine chairs provided for the
large staff of shop-girls. At the
glove counter are two or three,
which have to do duty for customer
and server, and woe to the unlucky
girl who uses them too frequently.
Considering that these poor girls are
on duty for ten hours a clay, and are
paid the miserable pittance of $2.00
to $2.50 a week, it would not occur
to the ordinary observer tliat a fifty-
cent chair thrown in would savor of
too great generosity. Probably tlie
directors of this wealthly emporium
do not consider that flesh and blood
at $2.00 a week is valuable enough
to merit or require consideration ;
it certainly looks cheap. If the press
and public can make no impression
oh this soulless corporation, which
is grinding the faces of the poor,
and, vampire-like, fattening on
their life-blood, The Week appeals
to the ladies of Victoria to take the
matter in hand—they could settle
it in a day. The price of one "Gage"
hat would provide forty chairs ;
the work is worthy, and would yield
more satisfaction than frenzied temperance agitation.
An Amusing Mr. Mortimer Lamb,
Little Cuss, for so long editor of
the B. C. Mining Record, was a gentleman who conducted his journal with some regard
to decency and the responsibilities
of his position. E. Jacobs has made
it a vehicle for personal abuse and
misrepresentation. His latest effusion betrays the hysteria of a disordered mind venting itself in cach-
innatory jibbering. This is a poor
substitute for mining news, as both
subscribers and shareholders have
found out. The Week is not vindictive, and as Jacobs is seeking
fresh fields and pastures new in
which to exploit his "peculiar" gifts,
will leave the Seattle people to find
out for themselves whether he does
not belong to that genus, which on
the other side of the line is known as
"an amusing little cuss," and in
Canada by a shorter and more odoriferous name.
Sharp If the trick played on the
Practice, subscribers to the Protestant Orphans' Home,
Victoria, had been perpetrated by
laymen, it would have been denominated "sharp practice"; as it
was the work of the Ministerial As-
cociation, it is euphemistically dubbed "sanctified zeal." As the legal
aspects of the question are still "sub
judice," The Week will refrain from
comment on that phase of the question; it is not, however, of so much
interest to the community to know
who the officers of the Institution
are to be in future as to know that
when it serves their purpose men
who wear black coats and white ties
resort to the same methods of attaining their ends as professional
politicians and ward-bosses, with
whom the packed meeting is a favorite device. In the case under consideration the reverend gentlemen
went one better than the politicians
—they voted without paying ! It
is such tactics as these that bring
professional parsons into contempt,
and fill fair-minded men with disgust.
ships. The sufferer not infrequently
fails to distinguish between his dearest friend and his bitterest enemy,
he has been known to mistake members of his own family for emissaries
of a hostile tribe, and the wife of his
bosom for a treacherous and designing Delilah. Just how far the
recent manifestation of this twentieth century editorial affliction
might be carried along similar lines
is a matter of conjecture, but there
is abundant evidence to show that
it might lead to hardly less disastrous results. When the Dean of
Victoria Editors deliberately informs his readers, in four different
places in the same editorial, that
Prince Arthur of Connaught is the
grandson of King Edward VII., and
the editor of The Vancouver World,
after getting his genealogy right
once, goes back to announce that
it was all a mistake, and that "The
son of the Duke of Connaught, who
arrived in Victoria today, is a great-
grandson of the late Queen, and not
a grandson, as incorrectly stated
yesternay," ordinary mortals begin
to rub their eyes, and to wonder
whether they are awake, or whether
it is all a dream. Nor is the marvel
lessened when the former assures
his readers that it is the result of
"Psychological phenomena." Is
the situation not susceptible of a
simpler explanation ? Who said,
"Mystic Spring"?
spend Sunday just how he pleases,
subject to one condition only—that
in so doing he must not curtail the
liberty of his fellow-man to do likewise. Is this unfair ? Is this Puritanical ? Or is it rather the best
rule of life yet propounded, and the
nearest approach to the Golden
Humanum "Lapsus memoriae ed-
Est Errare. itorium" must now be
classed among the abnormal diseases to which knights of
the quill are more or less subject.
For intrinsic interest and unique
manifestation it surpasses "beriberi" of African and Oriental fame.
It also possesses some of the singular
characteristics of that interesting,
but inconvenient affliction, which is
said to produce in the mind of the
victim strange hallucinations, especially on the subject of relation-
Defective Vancouver is run-
Fire Escapes, ning great risks in
consequence of the
defective character of most of the
fire-escapes in that city. The
straight iron ladders, fastened vertically to the walls, require an acrobat, or at least an athlete, to scale
them. No woman or child could
possibly make their escape from a
burning building by their means.
It is high time actual and practical
not theoretical, compliance with the
city by-laws was insisted on, and a
death-trap, scarcely less dangerous
than fire itself, replaced by a properly constructed device, which
would be a life-saver and not a life-
Undiscerning A certain section of
Vancouver, the inhabitants of
the Terminal City
are apparently still very much perturbed concerning the mild remarks
in these columns a few weeks ago on
Madame Yulisse's abilities as a singer. A newspaper has several missions to perform, and one of the
most important of these is to educate the public as to what art is and
what it is not. A paper which lavishes praise on an undeserving object is not likely to secure the respect, much less the patronage, of a
discerning public. There is one
thing, however, which even our
worst detractors cannot deny : that
if The Week did under-rate the
quality of Madame Yulisse's voice,
it could not over-rate the quantity.
A Timely There is general sat-
Contribution. isfaction in the Terminal City over the
grant of $3,000 from the Provincial
Treasury to the Children's Aid Society. On the principle of "bis dat
qui cito dat," the government has
no doubt been credited by the recording angel with $6,000. Such
well-timed aid should cancel a few
of the alleged sins of the administration.
Sunday Next week the sub-
Observance, ject of Sunday Observance will be discovered at length in these columns
by one of the founders of the L.D.A.
Meanwhile it is in order to point out
that all the criticism in the local
press aimed at the measure now before the Federal Parliament is based
either on ignorance or misconception. There is no provision which
limits the liberty of any man to
Oh, My ! Much has been said of
Cayenne, the political verses, not
without merit, which
were published in The Colonist, under the title of "Oh, Mali Kaien."
The really splendid parody in The
Victoria Times last Saturday, from
the pen of an unattached philosopher, has been overlooked, presumably because it is not political ; yet
it is the cleverest thing in its way
that has ever appeared in a Western
Behind According to The
the "Times." Victoria Times, the
fashionable ladies'
hats for the coming season are made
of felt, velvet and ostrich plumes.
As this information is illustrated by
cuts of hats which have been fashionable during last winter, the ladies are asking whether it is behind,
the Times, as usual, or whether this
is another psychological phenomena ?
SAANICH CLAMS, 2 tins for      „c
COVE OYSTERS, 3 tins for '..'..'..'....!25c
FRESH HERRINGS, 2 (ins lor ..'..""" 25c
FINNAN HADDIES, 2 tins for !'.,'..'"!'. 25c
DIXI H. ROSS & CO.,   Ill Gov't St.,  VICTORIA
Where You Get Good Things to Eat.
<8>®»>®®S)®®3X5>®®®^^ THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 190b.
* Short Story  *
(By Leonard Pomeroy.)
George Rampigny, coming away from
Foster's rooms, walked along Piccadilly,
on the sunny side, with a bravo show of
Is there one amongst you who was
ever entrusted with a secret—a great secret, upon the keeping of which the honor,
the life, one might also say thc very soul of
another, depended ? If so, that one will
know how George Rampigny felt this sunny
sunny morning. Proud, stalwart, victorious—yes, almost victorious, for subconsciously he realised that his personality
must have conquered a thousand prejudices before Foster would have told him
what he had. Oh, it was fine for this dear
fellow, George Rampigny, who planted
his varnished boots so squarely upon the
warm, dry pavement as he marched towards the Park.
Yes, it was a line thing to be so popular, so—so straight, that a man like Foster
could tell him a thing like that. What if
the World knew ! What if one single
newspaper reporter knew ! Good Lord !
George Rampigny suspired at the very
He was passing his club now, this dear
fellow, George Rampigny. He would not
go in. He would not be able to breathe
there. The Park, that was the place.
Under the trees, whose tender green leaves
were shooting, he would sit in the warm
sun. He could talk to pretty people tliere,
this big, useless, amiable George Rampigny, and for;et Foster and his terrbile
secret. Already his feeling of pride was
becoming a little burdensome. What the
devil could have possessed Foster to such
a confidence ?
He found plenty of people he knew
under the trees and the dancing, pale
green lights. But his accustomed chatter
with them seemed dreadfully idle. He
ached to tell somebody something that
nobody else knew. Not the secret, of
course, but anything. He did indeed
manage to let little Mrs. Boxer learn a
silly piece of gossip about a chorus girl and
a man she—Mrs. B. was friendly with.
This would have more than satisfied him
yesterday ; the look of startled anger that
darted into Mrs. Boxer's dull little face
would have amply rewarded poor George
Rampigny yesterday. My Lord ! What
a good fellow he was, this George.
Presently he saw his greatest friend
hard by. A horrid man, this man ; but
George Rampigny liked him very much.
More than anyone. They had been at
school together as tiny boys, and had
never lost sight of one another. He used
even to borrow money from George sometimes.
"Good day, Amintor!" George Rampigny called to him.
Amintor was talking to a lady with a
green silk stole, but shouted back, "Good
How sunny it was, and how friendly
everybody. Foster rode by at the moment on a chestnut horse, but saw neither
George   Rampigny  nor  Amintor  as  he
all little ambitions and mental decencies
had vanished very suddenly in a round of
smirking pleasures.
Poor George Rampigny 1
There was one thing he remembered
clearly out of all his past reading at this
moment, as he was tossing the review
aside. It was a little snack of reasoning
of Montaigne's. He remembered Montaigne arguing that to tell a secret to a
friend is no breach of fidelity, because the
number of persons trusted is not multiplied, a man and his friend being virtually
the same.
It was growing near lunch time. George
Rampigny felt dull at the idea of eating
at the club, ns had been his intention.
Why not go to "Dieusaitpourquoi's"?
Nice place that; very chic. Wasn't Amintor going there too, today ? Why, so he
was. Well, George Rampigny would just
walk slowly round to "Dieusaitpourquoi's"
for a change.
George Rampigny decided to stroll gently back for letters before lunch. He passed
Amintor, who said he was going to "Dieusaitpourquoi's" for lunch.
Thc big, amiable George strolled east1
wards again along Piccadilly. He met not
a soul he knew to nod to. That was boring,
for above all things he disliked feeling lonely. He fell to thinking of Foster again as
a makeshift, and tho secret as an incidental. What would Amintor say if he knew ?
He wouldn't believe it at first, perhaps.
Why had Foster told him, George Rampigny, only ? Why not Amintor ? Certainly Foster did not know Amintor much,
and liked him less. But then he hardly
knew George sufficiently well to call him
friend, while George Rampigny and Amintor were actual friends of Ihe real, old and
bosom order. It seemed quite n hard case,
thought George, who immediately afterwards apostrophised hitnself for an ass because ho did not know what he was driving
At the club the few letters awaiting
George Rampigny were not interesting.
Be took up a review. He was by way of
being a literary person—George—when
he hud time. He had read a good deal
while he was at Cambridge, and during the
year that followed his coining down. Then
He found Amintor with a cigarette in
the hall.
"Again good-day to you, Amintor.
Shall you go into lunch now?"
"Soon; but not alone, George. Godiva
Shrewsbury is coming; but I am a little
early, I'm afraid."
"I cannot stand that woman, Amintor."
"1 know, without understanding, for
there you are alone. Your dear friend
Foster, by the way, sees everything to
admire in her."
"Foster ! Yes, silly fellow to care so
much. Look here, though. Talking of
Foster, I am reminded of something. Did
you ever read Montaigne?"
"No; never heard of the person."
"Ah, well; never mind. I say, I was
told this morning the most extraordinary
thing I ever heard in my life. Something
almost dynasty-smashing."
"Which was ?"
"Lord 1 My dear Amintor, I could not
tell you. I could never look the man,
or any man, in the face again, if I spoke
of it to you."
"To me 1 Why I should be just the one
one who didn't matter. There were never
such twin souls as ours, my George Rampigny. But never mind your idle gossip.
Who really is your new friend Montaighei"
The.hall was filling, and George Rampigny was burning all over. He drew
nearer to Amintor and spoke in a low
voice :
"Why, he was a fellow who lived a good
time ago, when people thought more clearly than thev do in these days. And he said,
amongst other thin; s, that it was no breach
of confidence to tell a secret entrusted to
you to your own particular friend; because, you see, he argued, and I think very
rightly, that friends were one and thc same
person. So if A tells B a secret, and B tells
it to C, his friend, it is the same as A telling
it to C. It's Euclid, too, almost, isn't it?"
"Absolutely. There's no doubt of it."
Both men were whispering now.
"What was it, then?" asked Amintor,
after a momant's dead silence. "Hurry
along. Godiva Shrewsbury will be here
in a second."
George Rampigny had turned somewhat pale, and all through his bulk of body
he was trembling a little.
"I oughtn't to, I know, old fellow,
but " He leaned forward and whispered into the other's ear. The whole recital did not occupy thirty seconds. When
he had finished Amintor took his wrist,
holding it tightly.
"Is that true?" he asked.
"Why, yes; every woord of it, most certainly."
Amintor stood with half-opened mouth
and puckered eyes for a moment, before
laughing aloud'—yes, laughing aloud in
that sacred place. Then he broke away
from George Rampigny with a "There's
Godiva !   Good-bye !"
Rampigny watched this horrid, great
woman, with her rare beauty, disappear
by Amintor's side. Himself, with a very
poor appetite, he went up to a balcony
and partook of his lunch at a table by thc
rail. Below him, Godiva Shrewsbury and
Amintor were sitting. They talked incessantly and earnestly. And once the
Shrewsbury woman looked up at him with
a strange expression of interest. Rampigny was so unhappy that he soon went
out, leaving those two with liqueurs and
coffee in the room below.
.Nothing would satisfy (leorge Rampigny but that he must dine at "Dieusaitpourquoi's" that night. He was very
unhappy, and he no longer thought of it as
chic; but lie wanted to go there alone, and
dine at the table by the railing where he
had sat in the morning. He had tried his
best to find Amintor during the afternoon,
bill had failed. His was a hard, miserable
life, this poor George Kampigny's.
Below him, threading the tables of the
bright room, he suddenly saw Godiva
Shrewsbury and Foster, making for the
chairs she had occupied with Amintor in the
the morning. George saw, and his blood
ran cold. There gleamed a strange look
in Godiva's eyes such as he had never before seen in them. George wished that
she would drop dead. He even prayed behind his serviette that she might do so.
She remained very much alive, however, and attacked her dinner with vulgar
appetite. George drew back from the rail
as far as was possible and watched them
through the arabesques of alabaster.
Course after course, practically untouched,
were removed from under his nose by an
astonished  servant.
It seemed that the dinner would last forever, while those two below talked on, oblivious of boredom, and of the agony of the
man above them. The end came quickly,
however. Foster was raising a fork to his
mouth while Godiva Shrewsbury spoke,
when he sprang to his feet as though smitten with sudden pain or inspiration. He
was seated again in a moment, but nothing had escaped George Rampigny. He
saw the look of horror being only too slowly crushed by convention out of Foster's
face, and he took in, too, the indecorous
amusement betrayed on Godiva Shrewsbury's. It was time for him to go. As he
stood up Foster saw him. Well, that could
make no difference one way or another.
He was leaving the cloak room—poor
George Rampigny—when a page-boy
handed him a card. It was Foster's, and a
message was scribbled on it: Would George
look him up at his club at about 11:30 that
night? George sent back a verbal message
in the affirmative.
By the time the big, silly fellow, who
had unsuccessfully attempted to brace
himself for" an ordeal by artificial means,
found Foster, he had determined to do and
say nothing on his part which should
broach the matter of the secret. His relief was immense when he learned that
Foster only wished to speak of some salmon fishing they were contemplating renting together in Ireland for the next autumn. He now wished he had not taken so
many brandies and soda, for he found it
difficult to talk business in an intelligible
When it was very close upon one
o'clock Foster proposed a stroll. George
Rampigny assented, and in light-headed
manner expressed the wish that Amintor
had been there to accompany them. Foster agreed that it would have been very
nice to have had Amintor with them.
They got into Whitehall somehow,
strolling gently, arm-in-arm. The very
fine hot day of early spring had resulted
in the river neighborhood being pervaded
by a thin, white mist. Nevertheless they
meandered along the embankment eastward. They must have turned up Essex
At the inquest Foster said he had left
his friend, not very sober, outside his club
in St. James' street.
The mist, it appears, had thickened into
a fog that night along the Strand and
Fleet street. When the bright sun of another fine day had dispelled it all a policeman had found poor George's body lying
in that little cloistered part of the Law
Courts where the daily cause lists are hung,
just by St. Clement's Gate. The blithe
blue pigeons, come down from their roost
in the old church tower, were feeding unconcernedly in the roadway near him.
He was dead of a dreadful knife-stab right
through his back and into his heart. All
his money, his watch and his rings were
gone. The knife, too, had disappeared.
The crime caused a great sensation, but
the ruffian, or ruffians, were never discovered. k
Amintor and Godiva Shrewsbury mot
soon after the identification of the body
and decided that London was unhealthy
in thc spring. I don't know where they
nre, but feel sure they are not very safe,
however deep their hiding.
It was not until after poor George's
death that they realized what a dangerous possession is a really grave secret.
Then, of course, it was too lute for them
to avoid being nervous and apprehensive
ever  after.
That "Shape."
(Scene : Dinner party.)
Well-intentioned stable-boy (in temporary disguise of waiter) to the restive and
plunging  blanc-innnge :     "Woa,  there 1
Wo-o-o ! "
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 deaiera;
! Gents Suits
Sponged and
♦ Pressed 75c
I 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
Hair Dressing
58  Douglas
The Original Grand View
Opposite C. P, R. Depot.
Bass's Celebrated Burton Ale on Draught.
"An 'orderly' house kept by an 'orderly' man."
Faces on two streets, Cordova and Water.
The house of Vancouver if you waul to meet an
up-country man. Everything first-class. Dining Room unexcelled. Rates from $i.oo per day
and up, and allgood rooms.
McKenzie & Fletcher
Get Our Prices.
Powell St.,
Westminster   Ave.
For every hour's pleasure a woman has
tn spend two hours getting ready for it,
and as many more recovering from it.
Buy Your Wife
A das Range
For use during the hot summer months. It will save her
a lot of inconvenience and hard
35 Yates Streeu.
Hotel I .eland.
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 first-class}
Steam heated, electric light. Sample
rooms.   Rates, $2.00 and np.
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.
Victoria Agents for the
Nanaimo Collieries.
Best Household New Wellington Coal:
Lump or Sack, per ton     .... $6.60
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Nelson, B. C, March 26.—And yet another thing has befallen the power plant,
just at the moment when everything was
apparently in favor of that enterprise,
and the Twenty Thousand Club, on the
strength of cheap power, was stretching
forth its briarean arms to manufacturers
everywhere, confident in its supply of
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time, but in the meanwhile the city will
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to the West Kootenay Power and Light
[ Company, to say nothing of the potential
i manufactories that Nelson will assuredly
[lose. The Twenty Thousand Club will
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; enay Power Company, but in the camp of
the citizens there is wrath, and a special
meeting of the City Council is being summoned at once to deal with the matter and
to see whether it would not be possible to
saddle the dilatory machine company with
the whole of the loss. It is freely stated
that the West Kootenay Power Company
has engineered the delay, but this is on no
basis of fact that is discernible, and is
rather in consonance with the feelings of
the public and the estimation in which that
delectable company is held by Nelson than
with a knowledge of the apparent facts
of the case.
The Twenty Thousand Club is getting
I along very nicely, and has been booming
[the city greatly.    Already ranchers are
being attracted and are flocking in.   The
{Pilsbury Land Company of Minneapolis,
. which was selling mountain top it had
purchased through one M. S. Rutherford
from the Great Northern Railway for $1.50
per acre,   to   whomsoever   would   buy,
threatened a libel suit against the local
Board of Trade and the Nelson press for
stating, in diplomatic language—breezily
diplomatic, Westerly, direct language, as
a matter of fact—that the deal was a
swindle, has climbed down.   An agent of
the company blew in from Minneapolis
Itoday, and stated that the company was
|sorry, that it would refund the money,
and that it would survey the land, and
[sell that part of it which was of value.
That valuable portion is expected to cover
5,000 acres.    It is doubtful whether it
I would stretch to 500 or even a much less
sum, as fruit land. But in the meantime
the Twenty Thousand Club has had a
glorious opportunity of setting the world
Hght as to the merits and demerits of
iNelson fruit land, and has not neglected
Tthe chance. In the meantime the clearing
on either side of the lake of the land which
Iis really suitable for fruits, is going on
famously, and the trip up to Procter from
Nelson, not so far in the future, will present a curious si^ht, with the snow-capped
Inountains behind and the intensified fruit
Culture at their feet, clinging closely to the
-vater's edge. The output of fruit from
his district during the coining season is
ikely to be enormous, compared to that
[vhich it has been in the past.
Lord Ernest Hamilton, a shareholder
In the Hall Mines smelter and a director
if the Leltoi, No. 2, of Rossland, was in
'.ere last week, and is enthusiastic as to
he progress that the country in general
Ins made since his last visit, a few years
go. Lord Ernest told of some new strikes
hat had been made on the Leltoi, No. 2,
Ire running upwards of $100 per ton, and
shoot of this extending over 1,000 feet.
ounds exactly like the old boom days in
|ie Golden City. The shoot of ore is
pubtless there, as the director says so
lid it will add greatly to the profits of the
JeRoi, No. 2, which is a big little mine,
list now the Leltoi, No. 2, is a little big
Jine, and is not doing much to justify its
i. It is a mine which has vast quan-
fics of low-grade ore, and as such the ore
ust be mined on a low-grade scale, right
|ross the vein. F. W. Rolt, in a letter to
Canadian Mining Review  of  this
deed, if one could only have known of the
strange proceedings in advance. The
phenomenon is explained by "gophering,"
but, of course, may be explicable by some
kinder critic on more charitable grounds.
However, the new director-in-chief, the
reinstated Anthony J. McMillan, is now in
St. Paul, and is conferring with the chiefs
of the Great Northern as to freight rates
from the mine to the smelter, which will
mean, of course, the Northport smelter.
It is a pity that the smelter was ever placed
over the boundary line, but there is little
doubt that the LeRoi, if a big mine, should
follow the example of the other big mines
of the Boundary, with ore half the value
of that of the LeRoi, and run its own
smelter, especially as the plan of the workings shows a capacity of shipment of 1,200
tons daily, and the smelter is capable of
treating 1,800 tons daily. But there is a
contract that is signed, and if Mr. McMillan breaks this there will doubtless be
trouble, although the Trail smelter is big
enough not to make the losing of the
LeRoi ore a bankruptcy job.
In earth's enchanted springtime,
When pagan gods held sway—■
When dryads danced in the forest
And nymphs in the ocean spray—
Then Flora, Goddess of Flowers,
Passed through the joyous world
Adored by odorous vassals,
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The Drama. I
Primrose's Minstrels.
jnth, points out that the ore values have
ried tremendously, and that one year
?y have avera;ed $13 and $12, and the
lowing year they have dropped to $10.
is phenomenon has been observed more
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George Primrose and his big minstrel
company of black-face artists will hold
high carnival at the Victoria Theatre on
Monday, April 2nd. Mr. Primrose himself heads the organization, and has taken
particular pains to surround himself with
a company of comedians, singers, dancers
and musicians of the first order.
The second part of the entertainment
will be a new departure in minstrelsy. Instead of vaudeville, there will be introduced some very novel ideas, depicting
negro life in Dixie, with song, dance and
story. It opens with a typical negro sketch
wherein the pathetic as well as the humor-
ousous side of darkey life is shown. Then
the scene changes to a field of snow-white
cotton in bloom and bud, at sunrise, with
the plantation quarters and a river which
winds lazily towards the distant hills. As
the sun comes out, a bell is heard in the
distance, at the sound of which the cottages are seen to take on life and the folksong of the darkey is heard in the distance.
During this scene Mr. Primrose will introduce a new soft-shoe dance, in which he
will be assisted by his "Bunch of Cotton
Blossom Coons," a rare novelty and a revelation. In the next scene, that of the
village parsonage on Sunday morning, the
picture shows a quaint old church and
cabins in the background, the corn stacked
in the field and a crop of golden pumpkins
on the ground, with the parson's cabin in
the foreground. As the scene opens a
young darkey is heard singing a pretty
little Southern melody, which awakens
the parson, who has been asleep on the
porch, and, as the song dies away, the
crimson slowly fades and the fading twilight passes into night. Just as the moon
breaks through a cloud a merry wedding
party is heard in the distance, with all the
help and field hands from the big plantations. After the ceremony, the entire
party joins in song, dance and merrymaking to the music of the banjo and the
fiddle, until the bell is again heard, at the
sound of which all thc festivities cease,
and, after the preacher's blessing, everyone departs.
The final number of the performance is
a magnificent spectacular transformatioi.,
entitled, "The Evolution of the Negro,"
staged and produced by George Primrose.
It is in five pictures, opening with the
Darkey in the Moon, changing to anAfri-
can Jungle, Darkey Life "befo' de wah,"
thc Old Kentucky Home, The Emancipation, Darkey Heaven and the Birth of
the Rose.
Hamlin and Mitchell's musical extravaganza, "Babes in Toyland," is to be the
attraction at the Victoria Theatre on Wednesday, April 4th. It will be remembered
that it ran for upward of six months at the
Majestic Theatre in New York City, and
was one of the biggest successes at that
theatre. It is to be presented here by the
original company and with all the original
scenery and accessories. "Babes in Toy-
land" was written by Glen MacDonough,
who provided the book and the lyrics, and
by Victor Herbert, who composed the
music, while it was staged by Julian Mitchell, the latter of whom has been frequently called the "David Belaseo of musical comedy." It contains a well-developed plot, in character, a fairy story,
which deals with the adventures and misadventures of Alan and Jane, who are persecuted by their wicked old uncle, who
seeks to destroy them in order that he
may gain the fortune which is rightfully
theirs and which has been left in his care.
Of course he is outwitted in the end, and
everything ends happily, as it usually does
in properly told fairy stories. This tale
has enabled Stage Manager Julian Mitchell to incorporate numberless effects in
groupings, color schemes, etc., and it is
well known that he has no equal in producing this style of entertainment. Added
to this, Victor Herbert has supplied a
most tuneful score, which includes many
numbers that have become justly popular.
Among these are such well known and oft-
played airs as "Toyland," "Don't Cry,
Bo Peep," "Put Down Six, and Carry
Two," "Floretta," and "My Castle in
"Cousin Kate."
Alberta Gallatin is coining to the Victoria Theatre on Friday, April 6th, in
"Cousin Kate." How splendidly intellectual, resourceful and magnetic an actress she is was proven on the occasion of
her last visit here two seasons ago. Miss
Gallatin is an interesting personage socially, a beautiful woman of the Virginia
type and of decided high-born Southern
proclivities. She is a daughter of the late
Albert Gallatin Jenkins, who was a Confederate cavalry commander in the Battle
of Gettysburg, in which he was wounded,
and her grandfather was J. B. Bowlin,
who, back in the 50's, was American Ambassador to Paraguay. Moreover, she is
a descendant of Albert Gallatin, one of the
signers of the Declaration of Independence
and the first Secretary of the Navy under
Washington. She is a fascinating woman,
whose reputation in the theatrical world
is well established, a type of womanhood
for which the Southern States are famous.
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At the Grand Theatre, Victoria, the
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Lola Cotton. She is a most marvellous
telepathist, or thought-reader. I know
this to be a fact, because I tested her myself, with articles which she could never
have seen before. "Lola" read the name,
with the correct initials, on a spectacle
case which I handed to her manager. She
told the color of my rings, and correctly
answered four questions given by my
friend. Rooney and Forrester give a very
amusing sketch. Barth and Beach appear in a scene as Dutch Comedians, and
very good comedians they make. De-I
mora and Graceta are acrobats, and certainly they do put up a fine show. A little
comedy in acrobatic performances always
makes the house laugh, and these two accomplished professionals know just when
and where to give it. Frank Smith sings
a good song, and the Moving Pictures fill
an amusing story of the evolution of a
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An Active Council.
The Vancouver City Council is certainly
very active these days. They have forced
saloon-keepers into building hotels, and
now the theatre owners will have to enlarge their theatres. Last Monday night
they passed a by-law forbidding any persons having the management of theatres
or places of public entertainment to allow
any of the audience to remain in the aisles
or exits longer than would be necessary to
reach their seats or the doors of the theatre. Recently, on the night of a popular
show, the passages have been so crowded
that in case of fire much danger would
arise, so that the law is a wise one. In
reply to a question as to whether this bylaw would apply to chhurches, Aid. Halse,
the father of the new by-law, said that ty
would not. Although even in pious Vancouver churches are not so liable to overcrowding as theatres and side shows, still
we do not think it would be any more
pleasant to be burned in a church than in
' a theatre; but, of course, if Halse says so,
it must be all right. Whilst they are legislating to minimize the danger of fires in
theatres, the City Council should see that
there are sufficient exits. The Opera
House is now well provided in this respect, and the Grand is better than it was,
but the Chinese Theatre remains a veritable death trap.
Disputing Detectives.
time of the operators' strike, the B. C.
Telephone Company have issued an edict
that no blasting shall be done in the vicinity'of their telephone wires. The settlers
look at this as a very serious matter for
them, and if the telephone company
makes any attempt to carry out the orders, they will take the matter into court.
Their land must bo cleared, telephones or
no telephones, and while they use every
endeavor to protect the wires, an occasional accident will happen. The Burnaby
Council will be called upon to take some
stand in this matter at its next meeting.
Music and Drama.
Thc Opera House in Vancouver had two
good attractions this week. Murray and
Mack, with their crowd of fun-makers,
held court on Monday night, and pleased
a full house. Wednesday night "The
Christian," with John Sainpolis in the
title role and Miss Lawrence as Glory
Quayle, was well presented. Next week
there will be two sterling attractions.
The old favorites, the Primrose Minstrels,
will hold the boards on Tuesday evening,
and on Thursday night "Babes in Toy-
land" will open for two nights. The critics
in the South have been commenting most
favorably on these two shows, and they
will doubtless draw large houses in Vancouver.
Chief of Police Mcintosh, of New Westminster, is a very sad man. A few weeks
ago there was a big diamond robbery in
the Terminal City, and one of the burglars
—Barrington—was reported to have been
in New Westminster, and was held by the
police tliere for a few minutes, but allowed
to go, after he had successfully pulled the
wool over the eyes of the Royal City chief
and his men. The Vancouver detectives,
in particular, seemed to delight at the discomfiture of their Royal City brethren.
But Chief Mcintosh comes out with a flat
denial. He states that the report that
Barrington had been apprehended by him,
and then allowed to go, is a pure fabrice-
tion, the work of certain parties connected
with the Vancouver police force. He
states that he did not have Barrington in
his net at any time, and that the report
that Barrington had given him tho "horselaugh" when brought back from Blaine
was all due to the imagination of certain
Vancouver reporters and detectives.
Sporting News
The principal features in the sporting
line this week is the football championship.
In the Island League some interesting
games have been played lately, and the
honor of defending the championship
against the Vancouver Celtics will rest
either with the Ladysmith team or the
Garrison eleven. Victoria United lost to
the players from the mining town last
Saturday by 4 goals to 0, and thereby lost
all chances of winning the championship.
The miners have been putting up a pretty
husky game lately, and they are a team
of whom Ladysmith should be proud. The
writer saw them in action at the Lewis and
Clark fair at Portland last summer, and
was most favorably impressed with their
In the Mainland League last Saturday
the Shamrocks went down to defeat before
the Celtics in a listless game, The score
was 3 to 2. This made the twelfth consecutive win for the Celtics this season.
The Celtics will play the first game for
the British Columbia championship with
the Vancouver Island champions in Victoria on Good Friday. Island players who
have seen the Mainland teams in action
say that they do not compare with the
up for the two weaker teams now in the
league, and there is but small chance that
both teams will be allowed to enter the
N.A.L.U., although the application of the
Torontos may be accepted. This would
give the N.A.L.U. six teams, which could
be easily handled. It would also solve
the question of how Toronto can support
three professional teams, for with two
leagues competing for public favor, some
fine exhibitions of the game would be
seen. However, the professional game
is not to be encouraged, and if our Western
teams stick to the amateur ranks, their
supporters will be all the better pleased.
Incidentally, while I am writing of this,
I might also make mention of the practice
of some of the British Columbia teams
of giving their players "retainers" to keep
them in town for the season. In one Western city last season a certain player received in excess of $200 to keep him from
going to Portland. This causes ill-feeling
among the other players, and the result is
most unsatisfactory. If the player must
go somewhere else, let him go. The game
will be altogether better without him or
his class. I have seen lists of moneys paid
to various British Columbia players in the
last few seasons, and have reason to believe that these lists were correct, and it
is about time that the clubs stamped out
the least resemblance of professionalism.
No Moustachios.
The order has gone forth that all the
waiters at thc Hotel Vancouver who have
been sporting a nice growth of hair on
their upper lips must submit to thc razor.
And there are deep feelings among the
waiters. Seven of them were very proud
of their facial adornments, but six meekly
submitted to the new order. The seventh
is standing pat, and it seems to be a case
of who will be the best bluffer—Manager
Tapprell or the waiter.
Where will the Vancouver Lacrosse team
play its home games this season? The
Brockton authorities have decided that
the old arrangement of allowing the club
to take 70 per cent of the gate at games
played at the Point is not satisfactory to
the Association, and this year they will
ask 40 per cent as their share of the gate.
I do not think that this will be acceptable
to the Vancouver players, and they are
now said to be considering the matter of
playing their home games on the Recreation Park grounds. As there will be no
professional baseball in Vancouver this
year, the directors of the park are fixing
up the grounds for lacrosse, and as they
are far more central than the Point grounds
as well as having superior grandstand accommodation, I, think that the lacrosse
boys will decide to make arrangements
with the management of the park to play
the home games there, as we 1 as to use
the grounds for practice. The new Mount
Pleasant team will also use these grounds
for playing games, but I understand they
are figuring on getting tho use of the High
School oval for practice.
It is expected that the B.C.A.L.A. will
meet about April 14th to organize for the
season. Seattle will not apply this year,
but will form a Washington State League,
with Tacoma and Bellingham. The status
of the Victoria club is unknown.
Ladysmith defeated Sidney at basketball last Saturday night by 15 points to 7,
after an exciting game.
The action of the Kenora Hockey team
in postponing their challenge for the Stanley Cup until next year is meeting with
vast approval throughout the East. The
ice is not altogether satisfactory at this
time of the year, and as the Kenora men
have proven better on the hard, smooth
ice, they have decided to wait until next
December before going after the Montreal
Burnaby Blasters.
The settlers in Burnaby district are doing some deep thinking lately. Last Saturday a well-known settler was clearing
on his property close to the Westminster
road, and a fragment of a stump whlich
he was blasting fell across thc wires of the
Telephone Company and carried ono of
tucse wires onto one of tue B.C.E. Ry.
Co.'s power wires. The result was quickly
felt in the central office in Vancouver, for
the heavy current set two switchboards
to smouldering. However, prompt measures saved a disastrous fire. Naturally,
being none  too sweet-tempered  at  the
Eastern lacrosse is still proving exciting.
The Torontos and Tecumsehs have applied for admission to the N.A.L.U. This
will mean a show-down as to the professional question by the N.A.L.U. teams,
for they now profess to be amateurs. The
two Toronto teams make no bones about
being professionals, and in fact, the Tecumsehs are even now dickering for some
of the professional players now with other
Eastern teams, one of whom is Hagan,
the St. Kitts home player, There are now
five teams in the N.A.L.U., and the Montreal critics do not seem to favor a seven-
team league. Apparently thc Toronto
teams want the N.A.L.U. to drop Cornwall and Nationals, and take in the new
applicants, and then come out as a professional league. Ottawa favors the idea,
but the Shamrocks and Montreal.? stick
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ff Dr. A. Milloy and his family have arrived from Nelson. The doctor has already arranged for a suite of dental offices
and will continue the practice of his profession here.
* *   *
A very pleasant evening was spent at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Fox,
at 417 Campbell avenue, on Wednesday,
when the host and hostess celebrated the
twelfth anniversary of their wedding. This
being the silk and linen wedding, the presents they received were both numerous
and costly. The invited guests were :
Mr. Thomas L. Fox, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. William Hall, Mr.
and Mrs. Labanna Fox, Mrs. J. Fox, Mrs.
S. J. Armitage, Mr. and Mrs. R. Sparling,
Mr. O. I. Fox, Miss K. Fox, Mr. and Mrs.
S. Ramage, Mr. S. C. Fox, Miss Lizzie Larkin, Miss G. P. Fox, Miss B. McCuaig, Mr.
R. R. Fox, Mr. C. Donevan, and Miss K.
Armitage. The early part of the evening
was spent in congratulations and parlor
games, after which the party sat down to
a dainty supper prepared by Miss Fox.
Too much cannot be said about the pleasing manner in which Mr. and Mrs. Fox
entertained their guests, and it was with
regret that the party dispersed as the wee
sma' hours crept on. After singing Auld
Lang Syne and God Save the King the
little party broke up, wishing Mr. andMrs.
Fox many more years of happiness.
* *   *
Mrs. Warn, 1774 Pendrell street, will
hold her post-nuptial reception on Friday,
March 30th.
* *   *
Mr. Thomas Foster, manager of the Fit-
Reform Wardrobe, returned on Saturday
from a business trip to Eastern cities.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Bell have left town
forAgassiz, where they intend to spend
the summer months.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilson expect to
be at home to their friends about the beginning of May, at their residence, 1913
Nelson street.
* *   *
Twenty-three young men from Charters' Towers, a mining town in North
Queensland, arrived here by the Miowera,
with the object of settling here.
* *   *
Private advices from New Orleans state
that Mr. Isaac Oppenhcimer, brother of
the late David Oppenhcimer, former Mayor
of Vancouver, and one of Vancouver's
most public-spirited early citizens, is lying
dangerously ill there.
* *   *
Miss Bertha Cassidy, fnormerly a resident of Vancouver, but now living in Victoria, has been staving with her sister,
Mrs. F. F. Burns, of t his city. She left for
the Capital on Saturday.
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Mr. F. G. Evans, buyer for the whole-1
sale grocery department of the Hudson's I
Bay Stores, who has been away on a six I
weeks' purchasing trip to the States and'
the principal cities of Canada, on business
connected with his department, has returned home.
* *   *
D. Wadds, photographer, formerly of
Vancouver, says that the carrying out of
the transfer of his Nelson business to Mr. 1
Gillies, his successor, will take some time
yet before it is completed.  When the deal I
is concluded finally, Mr. Wadds will go in 1
for ranching' up the lake, and will not come
to-the Coast as reported. ,
The many friends of Rev. Joseph and,
Mrs. Hall assembled at the Coqualeetzaj
Indian Institute last Wednesday, to bid
farewell to the reverend principal and his
wife, who have had charge of the institution so long,   lt is with much regret, says!
the Sardis correspondent of The Chilliwack
Progress, that our friends depart, but Mr.
Hall's health is so precarious that it has |
become imperatively necessary that he:
should retire.   Mr. and Mrs. Hall have decided to reside in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. C. A. Lett has returned home from
a business trip up the line.
Mr. G. A. Chapman went over to Nanaimo on Monday.
Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, K.C, and
the Hon., F. Carter-Cotton were am&ng j
the passengers to Victoria on Monday.     j
* *   *
The home of Mr. Frank Waring was the,
scene of a merry gathering on Monday
evening, when that gentleman entertained
a few of his friends preparatory to his departure for CaLary, where he is journeying in the interests of R. G. Dun & Co. The
time was spent very pleasantly in games
and dancing, etc. Among those present
were: Misses Stimson, Gibbings, Zwick,
Pearl Zwick, Arthur, Mabel Arthur, Skinner, Messrs. G. Taylor, F. Arthur, E, Bowes
H. Pearce, D. McCutcheon, R. Beilly, II.
Hood, and C. Brycson.
* *   *
Mr. J. T. Wilkinson has left on a trip to
Northern points.
Mr. Frank Baynes, of the Hotel Dom-i
inion, was a passenger on the Princess Vic^
toria to the Capital Monday afternoon.
* *   *
Mr. L. Robie Reid was a passenger to|
Victoria Monday afternoon.
* *   *
Mrs. (Dr.) Young left the city on Mon-]
day on a visit to friends in the prairie capi-j
He     *     *
Mr. J. D. Bell, formerly of the staff 08
the Canadian Bank of Commerce at Daw-1
son, who has been transferred to the locaJ
branch, has arrived in the city. Several]
years ago Mr. Bell resided in this city, and
was a well known member of the Van-1
couver Rowing Club.
* *   *
Mr. P. A. Gibson, of Kamloops, is staying]
ing in Vancouver on a vacation.
Mr. Gilmour, of this city, was in Kami
loops last week.
Mr. A. J. Kappele, late of Cowan, Mel
Evoy & Kapele, returned on Sunday fron
the East.
* *   *
Mrs. J. A. McCrossan left un Monday o|
a visit to friends in Tacoma.
Mr. Herman M. Alpen, of the B.
Printing and Engraving Company, is rej
ceiving the congratulations of his friendf
on the advent of a daughter, who arrive
on Sunday last.
* *   *
Consult Madame Bayla, the wondel
fully gifted Parisian psychic palmist,
all affairs of life.   St. Erinin, suite 12, co
ner of Hastings nnd Abbott streets, Vail
couver, B. C. * I
Some people who live in the pooresl
looking houses have the largest bank al
counts. I
Many rich men lie for amusement—ail
all men lie when talking about what tho
used to do, 1 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1906.
Hands Across the Sea, Exchanges
With Our Kindred.
Purloined Newspapers.
Any one acquainted with the way of
English tourists in foreign hotels will know
that they often show a lamentable indifference to the rights of property in the
English daily papers placed before them,
although the law as to larceny of chattels
contains no exception as to newspapers,
or even umbrellas.—Solicitors' Journal.
South African Anger.
We want to make this country a great
country—a home for many thousands of
our kin in the United Kingdom ; but we
are not likely to help on that great work
if we sit idly by and play the coward's part
when such shameful charges are levelled
against us on political platforms in England during great crisis in our industrial
progress.—Transvaal Leader, Johannesburg.
£70 for Burns Love Song.
For a total of about £800, over 320
autograph letters and historical documents were disposed of at Sotheby's on
Monday. . Three important documents
were sold for £70 each. One of these was
an official naval document, signed by Lord
Nelson, concerning the disposition of the
English ships in the Battle of Trafalgar.
Another was a holograph letter of Robert
Burns, addressed to Miss Miller, Dumfries, containing a song, the last stanza of
which read :
"Time cannot aid me, my griefs are immortal,
Not hope dare a comfort bestow ?
Come then enamored and fond of my
Enjoyment I'll seek in my woe."
"Electric Switchback."
London's latest amusement is, undoubtedly, a penny ride on the new L.C.C.
electric tramway, which runs along underneath-Kingsway from Aldwych to South
ampton-row, the opening of which is described elsewhere. The new line has attracted considerable attention, as it is the
first instance in the metropolis of what is
known as the "Shallow" system of tramway. It is quite an exhilarating sensation
when the electric tram suddenly makes a
dip into the bowels of the earth underneath Holborn, and then slowly ascends
a slope of about a hundred yards into
Southampton-row on the other side. Since
the opening, a large number of the passengers have consisted of youthful Londoners who, for the small sum of one penny,
have been enjoying the delights of this
electric switchback. How long the L.C.C.
will rely on this patronage remains to be
Trials of a Canvasser.
The difficulty of inducing voters to realize the importance of the suffrage is proverbial, as canvassers know to their cost.
During the recent struggle an elector in a
eity was waited on and his support solicited. "How many votes have I got?" he
asked the canvasser. "One," replied that
worried individual. "You know the rule—
'One man one vote.' " He repeated this
two or three times, but the voter wholly
failed to grasp the situation. Later on he
met a shopmate, and confessed his con
fusion of mind. "I can't make out," he
explained, "what he means by 'one man
one vote.' " "Simple enough," answered
the friend. "One blooming man, one
blooming vote." "Ohl" answered the
elector, his face lighting up with a gleam
of intelligence, "why the deuce didn't he
say so?"
I have seen "Peter Pan" on several occasions, and can certainly recommend any
of my young readers to go and see it if
they ever have the chance. For two years
running it has had a successful run in London, and in all probability we shall find
"Peter Pan" installed in one of the London theatres next Christmas once again.
"One hundred and fifty members of the
new House of Commons are total abstainers," said Mr. T. W. Russell, M.P., speaking before the National Commercial Temperance League on Saturday.
What to Read in Lent.
The most suitable literature to be read
during Lent forms the subject of a portion of the "Vicar's Letter" from the Rev.
G. F. Holden in the February issue of the
All Saints', Margaret street, W., Church
and Parish Paper.
"My experience tells me that people wid
read fiction in Lent and out of it," says
Mr. Holden, and consequently he gives his
readers the following list of lighter literature from which to select:
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Esmond Thackeray
John Inglesant Shorthouse
It Is Never Too Late to Mend
 Charles Reade
Silas Mamer George Eliot
Woodstock Sir Walter Scott
The Boy's Prayer.
A well-known cleric said the other night
that as a boy, when told to pray into his
hat before taking his seat in church—a
piece of ceremonial now obsolete—he always used the following formula: "Lincoln, Bennett & Co., hat makers to her
Majesty the Queen, extra quality. Sack-
ville street, Piccadilly, London. Honi soit
qui mal y pense. Dieu et mon droit.
Actresses Will Happen.
So many actresses are becoming peer-
scs, that the aristocracy of this country
should soon be known as the actressocracy.
Music Slighted.
The Wasp.
Don't fool with a wasp because you
think he looks weak and tired. You will
find out that he's all right in the end.
"Order, order!" cried the chairman of
the workingm'en's meeting.
"Beer for me," replied the grimy person
in the back seat.
Comic Tragedy.
The stranger paused before the hall and
smiled. The great shrieks and screams of
laughter that came from within were contagious.
The billboard announced an amateur
performance. He approached the box
office and said :
"They seem to be enjoying themselves
in there. I heard their shouts and guffaws
three streets away."
"Yes," said the attendant. "Yes, that's
"What are they playing?" asked the
Literatim et Verbatim.
The managing editor wheeled his chair
round and pushed a button in the wall.
The person wanted entered.
"Here," said the editor, "are a number
of directions from outsiders as to the best
way to run a newspaper. See that they
are all carried out."
And the office boy, gathering them all
into a large waste basket, did so.
First Aid.
Music is not part of the national life,
but a fashionable entertainment. People
go to concerts not to seek what good the
music can afford, but to hear famous singers or admire famous beauties.—Musical
Licensing Act in Birmingham.
The inland revenue commissioners have
made their awards under the new Licensing Act in respect of the compensation
to be allowed for 23 licenses about to be
withdrawn in Birmingham. The total
valuation originally submitted to the justices was £50,989. They held that too
high a scale scale had been applied and refused their assent, referring the question
to the inland revenue authorities. The
commissioners fix the total at £33,648.
The amounts apportioned to the individual houses range from £590 to £2,150.
It remains for the compensation committee to determine the proportion payable
to the various parties interested.
Qood-Bye to "Peter Pan."
Quite a number of successful runs have
come to an end during the last few days,
among others that of "Peter Pan." A rare
scene of enthusiasm took place on Saturday night when refer and Wendy waved
farewell from the cottage door over the
tree-tops. The youthful members of tho
audience were so enthusiastic and so determined to prolong the farewell that if it
had not been for the fact that thc theatre
had to be cleared by Sunday morning, I
should not have been surprised to hear
that Peter and his friends were still taking
leave of each other at the present moment.
Lecturing before the Psycho-Therapeutic Society at the Bedford Head Hotel
on Monday, Dr. J. Stenson Hooker said
that neurasthenia and neuritis were the
curses of modern life, especially among
the brain workers. They were readily curable by diet, not by drugs.
Music was waiting to be used for the
cure of many diseases. Color would yet
cure lunacy. The present-day passion for
green in clothing and house decorations
everywhere was a tribute to its soothing
effect on distraught nerves.
A. T. Quiller-Couch told a good Cornish
story the other day in presenting certificates to the members of an ambulance
class in his own town of Troy.
"Years ago," he said, "an old Cornish
fisherman at a similar class was asked how
he would treat the apparently drowned.
" 'Well,' he replied, 'the first thing we
always did was to empty the man's pockets. "
The Chief End.
Thackeray was once induced by his family, after severe persuasion, to sit for his
portrait, and Lawrence, the painter, undertook the task.
Soon after the picture was completed,
Thackeray chanced to be dining at his club
when a pompous officer of the Guards
stopped beside the table and said :
"Haw, Thackeray, old boy, I hear Lawrence has been painting yer portrait."
"So he has," was the reply.
"No; full-lengths portrait are for soldiers, that we may see their spurs. But
the other end of the man is the principal
thing wilh authors," said Thackeray.
Marvellous Deduction.
The King's Health.
A Vienna correspondent telegraphs that
Dr. Ott has communicated a signed statement to The Neue Freie Presse denying
absolutely the truth of the rumors recently circulated concerning the King's health.
Nothing succeeds like the successful
harvest of a young man who has sown his
wild oats.
Dey's done hud chicken at her house,
It's easy tellhV dat
By de contentment in her face
An' do feuthcrs in her hut.
"Do you know," said the cheerful idiot,
"that it is the easiest thing in the world
to tell whether a man is going out on a
journey or returning, by the way he carries his portmanteau."
"I never thought of that," said the
simple young man. "What is the ITider-
Only One of Many.
An old man stepped up to a gentleman
who was waiting for a tramcar, and touching him lightly on the shoulder, said :
"Excuse me, but did you just drop a half-
sovereign?" at the same time holding out
in his hand a coin of the value mentionen.
The gentleman questioned looked for a
moment at the coin, and then made a
hasty search in his pocket, and said: "Why
so I did, and 1 hadn't missed it," holding
out an eager hand.
The old man slowly drew out a notebook and said: "I thought so." He then
took the name and address of the loser,
and put the coin in his pocket and walked
"Well," said the other, "do you want il
all for a reward?"
"Oh, I did not find one," said the old
man, "but it struck me in a large city like
this there must bo a deal of money lost,
and upon inquiry I find you arc the thirty-
first one who has lost a half-sovereign this
AO FORT STREET, Next t0 Five Sisters Block
"If It's Correct We Have It."
M 899
" There's nothing like leather—when it's Paterson's "
We drew attention several months since to the likelihood of this shape
, becoming one of the most fashionable for 1906, and took the precaution
to get together the largest and most fashionable stock in British Columbia, which we place at your inspection. We draw special attention to
the exquisite productions in the new and very fashionable dull finish
gun-metal call aud kid, patent leather, Russian leather and other new
aud very dressy finishes.    A leading line in this class of footwear is :
A Lady's Kid, Blucher Cut Oxford, with military heel, uew
royal last, turned sole, at $2.50
A Lady's Patent  Leather, new Dorset last, Oxford Shoe,
Goodpear welt, new fashionable instep, at $3.50
all over our store in every section.
70 Government St., | 132 Government St.,
_    r-942 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1906.
An unpretentious gentleman recently
registered at the Driard Hotel, and none
of the numerous tribe of press men, voraciously hunting for news, succeeded in
discovering that he was anything more
than "a rancher from the Calgary distirct."
True, he was that, and a great deal more,
for he was one of the leading entomologists of the Dominion, and rejoices in the
unusual cognomen of Mr. Wolley Dod.. He
had been chasing specimens in the Duncan
district. After this it looks as if Victoria
might entertain angels unawares.
Lakes, south of Nakusp, until further notice. Whilst everyone travelling to the
Coast appreciates the accelerated service
by rail from Nelson to Nakusp, there are
many who, during the summer months,
would prefer the lake route, and the scenery on Lower Arrow Lake is unsurpassed
by any in the Province.
Kelowa.the Sunny.
Rambler's Strike.
The meteoroligical observations compiled by Mr. T. E. R. Wollaston, of Kelowna, show that the climate is much
milder in winter than outsiders generally
suppose. During February the lowest
temperatur ewas 17.9, the average minimum 28, and the average maximum 42.
The Sandon Mining Standard publishes the good news that the shareholders
of the Rambler-Cariboo Mine are within
measurable distance of reaping the well-.
deserved reward of their enterprise and
energy. The new tunnel which they have
been driving under the capable control of
Mgr. Zwickey for more than two years is
rapidly approaching completion and within
the last week or so a two-foot vein has!
been struck, which also shows upon the'
surface 1,500 feet above. The main vein
is not now far ahead, and when it is reached,
as there is little doubt it will be in the
light of a recent find, the Rambler-Cariboo will have been demonstrated to be one
of the most valuable properties in the
Another Dividend.
According to The Sandon Standard, J.
M. Harris is to be congratulated on the
payment of another dividend of $20,000
at the Reco Mine. The total amount paid
to date in dividends is 8347,5000. The
capital stock is $1,000,000.
Newspaper for Penticton.
A correspondent from Penticton says
that Louis Gould, of Vernon, will establish a newspaper at that place, to appear
in May.
Nail It Down.
The Boundary newspapers do not seem
to be altogether satisfied with the result
of the West Kootenay Power and Light [
Company's application to Parliament.
They need not, however, lose any sleep on
the subject of power for their district.
Those who opposed the application did
so with a full knowledge of the fact that
it was more or less in the nature of a bluff,
and Mr. Fraser's mild request to be permitted to withdraw the bill when he was
defeated in committee, was an absolute
bluff. The West Kootenay Company
know full well that they have to come to
terms with the Cascade Company, and no
interest of the Boundary would have been
served if they had been permitted, as desired, to crush the smaller company out
of existence. The Week does not notice
that any orders for machinery have been
cancelled, and there is no holding back in
respect of development.
The Golden Star says :
"John Houston, M.P.P., is believed to
have secured a large sum of money from
the promoters of the Columbia & Western
Railway to drop his motion asking for an
investigation into the land grant given
that company."
The statement is as false as it is malicious, and comes with ill-grace from one
who has wrorked for John Houston. The
writer would not dare to repeat it within
a block of the member for Nelson.
Clear the Way.
Children's Behavior.
Some time ago Mr. Harold Nelson, who
considers himself an actor, but who is in
reality a burlesquer, undertook to lecture
the people of Grand Forks on the misbehavior of their children. It is doubtful
whether in any case this would have been
received in good part from an actor, but as
he laid the blame on the school-teachers,
instead of on the parents, it was strongly
resented. The trouble still continues, and
Mr. Martin Burrell is dealing with the
matter in the columns of the Grand Forks
Gazette. He is undoubtedly rig;ht in saying that sufficient control is not exercised
over Young Canada, and the fault rests
with the parents, who seem disposed in
these days to shuffle nearly all their responsibility on to the shoulders of the underpaid and overworked pedagogue.
The stumping machine is doing all or
more than was claimed for it. They have
stumped and piled the two fields at Mr.
Marsh's, and are now working on the second field for Mr. D. Evans. Watch it clear
up land. It is the best yet. Modern ideas
must prevail.
To Visit the Okanagan.    .
It is practically decided that the excursion of the Western Press Association will
visit the Okanagan in June next. O. H.
Pollard, of Winnipeg and Peachland,
President of the Printers' Board of Trade,
is expected in Vernon on Monday next,
when definite arrangements will be made.
It is understood that steps will be taken
by the Board of Trade to entertain the
visitors right royally.
Kootenay Valley's Wealth.
Cranbrook, Ahoy!
The Railway capital of the Crow is the
latest addition to the list of Booster Clubs.
The "Old Man" is giving the project a
booster, and it is likely to catch on. As
the present population of Cranbrook is
3,000, it cannot be charged with lack of
ambition in the selection of the total for
the club, which is one hundred, presumably one hundred thousand.
Columbian College.
The advent of McGill University into
the Province has not been without its advantage, since it has stimulated the Columbian College of New Westminster to
add to its curriculum a science department
in connection with the Toronto University. The intention is to take students
through two years of thc Bachelor of Science course of that university, making a
specialty of mining instruction.
The Kootenay Valley is an agricultural
district, with large areas of arable lands
of great fertility, and capable of producing
much more than is required by its present
population. The mining industry has so
completely occupied the attention of its
inhabitants that but little attention has
been paid to farming. Southeast Kootenay, though rich in minerals, coal, oil and
timber, has sufficient agricultural lands
to produce enough to feed its own inhabitants and supply the various mining and
lumbering camps of the district.—Cranbrook Prospector.
The  Island.
Arrow Lakes.
The railroads will soon open up their
flood-gates for the immigration of the
blizzard-stricken residents of the far East
into the best country on the face of the
earth, the Pacific Northwest. Thousands
are contemplating coining out this way,
and they will be happy that they so acted,
if they could be here now, what a wonderful change of climate they would find.
Here it is all sunshine and green pastures,
and fields and flowers all in bloom. No
snow to shovel away in order to get from
the house to the barn or from home to the
' business place. All live stock feeding in
I pastures, instead of in stone bards. Every
! man enabled to work if he is so disposed.
Oh, why will you stand back there, Mr.
Eastern   Farmer ?—Cowichan   Leader.
No Ads. on Front Page.
The following is taken from The Columbian, whose example The Week commends to other dailies which disfigure
their front pages with ads.:
"To oblige readers of The Columbian,
the following gentlemen, who have occupied advertising space on this page for a
number of years, have very kindly consented to the removal of their advertisements to other parts of the paper : Geo.
Adams, J. A. Lee, T. J. Trapp & Co., W.
C. Chamberlin."
The public will hear with regret of the
decision of the C.P.R, not to continue
their steamship  service  of  the  Arrow
"What is the name of your cat?" one
lad asked of another.
"Wc used to call him William until he
had fits, but now we call him Fitz William.''
Slocan Aliningi.
The manager of the Arlington mine is
considering the advisability of sinking a
shaft on the property. Great expectations are locally based upon this method
of working the mine, the Arlington being
a universal favorite among the old-timers
of the camp, and there is a feeling of general confidence that this plan of working
will make the Arlington an ore shipper.
I think true love is never blind,
But rather brings an added light;
An inner vision quick to find
The beauties hid from common sight.
No soul can ever clearly see
Another's highest, noblest part,
Save through the sweet philosophy
And loving wisdom of the heart.
Your unanointed eyes shall full
On him who fills my soul with light:
You do not see my friend at all,
You see what hides him from your sight.
I see the feet that fain would climb,
You but the steps that turn astray ;
I see the soul unharmed, sublime,
You but tlie garment and the clay.
You see a mortal, weak, misled,
Dwarfed ever by the earthly clod ;
I see how manhood, perfected,
May reach the stature of a god.
Blinded I stood, as now you stand,
Till on mine eyes, with touches sweet,
Love, the deliverer, laid his hand,
And lo 1   I worship at his feet.
Notes on
Canadian News
Minister of Mines.
For six years the Canadian Mining Institute, which is the most representative
organization in the Dominion, has been
urging upon the Federal Government the
necessity for establishing a department of
Mines. The first attempt failed because
it was not judiciously engineered, and
succeeded in arousing the antagonism of
the geological department, the head of
which felt he was aggrieved by the proposal. As a concession, however, to these
insistent demands, Dr. Haanel was appointed to form the necleus of the department. He has done good work, although
not exactly along the lines desired by the
Mining Institute. In order to give the
proper status and influence to the mining
department, it was necessary that it should
be placed in charge of a Minister. Hitherto
the Minister of the Interior has claimed
jurisdiction, which is an absurdity, having regard to the enormous claims of his
own department. The portfolio of Inland
Revenue is a light one, and in placing the
Hon. Mr. Templeman in position of Min
ister of Mines, the Premier has made a
wise concession to the mining industry,and
has performed a singularly graceful act in
recognizing the representative of the banner mining Province of the Dominion.
Freight Rates.
Canada hears a great deal from day to
day about the neglect of the C.P.R. and
the excessive freight rates charged by that
corporation. Testimony from the opposition is invaluable in suchh a matter, and
it may not therefore be amiss to point out
that such testimony absolutely destroys
the case of those who have advocated this
view and established the fact long known
to careful students of Canadian transportation that the C.P.R. is more generous
in its treatment of wheat purchasers than
any of the American lines, not even excluding the famous Hill lines. Mr. VV.
W. Thompson, writing in The Boston
Evening Transcript, says : "A comparison of freight rates on the Hill roads with
those in Canada, just across the line, shows
striking differences in favor of the Dominion's farms—figures that seem to show
that by reason of these rates a quarter section in Canada is worth $800 more than
one in the United States similarly situated
—Canadian rates may go lower yet."
Whale Milk.
A couple of months ago the Canadian
press, from the Atlantic to the Pacific,
were publishing a story said to have emanated from Dr. Rismuller on the subject,
of whale milk. The readers of The Week
may remember that according to this
story, the Doctor had tamed some hundred whales, and kept them in a landlocked harbor on the coast of Labrador,
where they were milked twice a day by
machinery, and from which point it was
his idea to drive them along the coast to
the State of Maine, and establish a whale
dairy farm there. Just why so much publicity was given to the story must forever
remain a mystery, except as a testimony
to the extreme gullibility of newspaper
readers. The sequel has just been furnished by Dr. Rismuller, who says that
the whole stoiy originated in a joke, in the
following manner : Some friends, knowing that he had made the whale species
and their habits a life study, jokingly said
they believed the public would accept anything about his knowledge of whales, and
accordinglg sprung this story. To their
astonishment the story was taken seriously, even by men and women of education
and wide world knowledge. He declared
that it was of course without the slightest
foundation of truth.
Marry on $50 a Month.
Our friend Mr. Strong advises the young
man to get married on $50 per month,
with hopes of making his dear little wifey
happy on that pittance. Well, here is
how I work it out for a married couple on
$50 per month :
Rent of small cottage (four rooms)
no conveniences 15.00
Board for both young man and his
wife     25.00
Coal, per month      5.75
Wood, per month, two loads      4.00
Washing, per month      3.00
Clothes, per month, $7 for wife and
$5 for young man     12.00
Reading matter for young man and
wife to improve their minds, per
month       1.00
Total      $65.75
I am only allowing $5 for board for the
wife, and of course $25 per month would
not include fruit, jams or luxuries of any
kind, but just plain board.—The Al-
Another Pipe Dream.
J. C. Drewry left Rossland recently for
Montreal and Toronto. He reports that
he was in New York during the time that
F. Aug. Heinze was speculating in Amalgamated Copper, and that instead of losing a few millions, as reported, he won a
vast sum. He further stated that P. A.
O'Farrell played the market with Mr.
Heinze, and when he sold he was $200,000
to the good, receiving a check for that
amount. Mr. O'Farrell as soon afterwards
as possible wrote out checks for all that
he owed, and then he gave $100,000 to his
wife in the shape of an investment that he
could not touch himself. What he has
left he intends to speculate with, but what
he gave his wife is so arranged that he cannot touch it.
Prince Arthur and Y. M. C. A.
It has been suggested that Prince Arthur of Connaught should lay the corner
stone of the new Y.M.C.A. building on his
visit to Calgary. Thc Mayor has been instructed that the Prince will arrive in the
city at noon on April Sth, and that he will
remain there until 6 o'clock on the following morning.
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
increased, from $100,000.00 to
$250,000, by the issue of 3,000 new
shares of $50.00 each, ranking for
dividend and in all other respects,
as the directors may determine.
J. W. Fisher, Director.
F. Moore, Director.
John Alhall, Director.
Dated the 24th day of March,
The Largest and Only Real Minstrel Show
in the world.
A company of America's greatest black face
The great Primrose School of Dancers
A chorus of trained voices and operatic orchestra
of Soloists
Never before in the history of Minstrely has
such a superb organization been offered.
Prices—$1.50, tt.co, 75C, 50c, 25c. Box office
opens 10 a.m., Friday, March 30th, Mail orders
accompanied by cheque will receive their usual
Victoria Theatre
Curtain at 8.15 sharp
Original Production of the
Splendid Musical Extravaganza
Produced under stage direction of
Same cast that played New York.
Beautiful Chorus 1 Gorgeous Scenery!
Magnificent Orchestra!
Prices $2.00, $1.50, $ 1.00, 75c, 50c.
Box office opens 10 a. m,, Monday,
April 2nd. Mail order accompanied by
cheques will receive their usual attention.
Victoria Theatre
Alberta Gallatin
'Cousin Kate9
By Hubert Henry Davies
Prices $1.50, $ 1.00, 75c, 40c, 25c. Box
office opens 10 a. 111. Wednesday, April
4th. Mail orders accompanied by cheque
will receive their usual attentian.
The World's Greatest 'Cellist.
Week of April 2, 1906.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Evenings—Lower Floor, as; Balcony, 15c.
Matinees—15c Any Part of the House.
Doors open 3.30 aud 7; Performances 3 and
Fields and Hanson
Comedy Instrumentalists
Mare Madden
Monologue and Singing Comedienne
Rentfrow and Jsckson
Novelty Sketch
"TheSecond Mr.Fiddle"
The English Rosebuds '
Skipping Rope and Fancy Acrobatic Dancers
Frank Smith
Illustrated Song
At The Street
The Lounger has been very lucky this
week in having witnessed in the City of
Victoria at least four accidents. There
was one little fracas between an express
man and a car rail-greaser, one horse accident and two bicycle accidents. It is a
marvel to me that there are not more of the
latter. I think that the way in which the
ordinary boy and man in Victoria rides
a wheel deserves at least one bad spill a
week. It is not fair on the pedestrian that
people should come round street corners
in the manner which seems usual in this
city. It is always a great source of delight to me to see them get the side-slip,
which they well deserve. Of course I
would be the first person on earth to be
sorry if they were really hurt, but a little
shake-up now and again does no harm.
smoker who lands on the car with a smoke
in his mouth; but it is no reason for the
non-smoker upholding his rights to stand
in the way, when he might just as well be
sitting inside. It is the old trouble of the
lady who insists on taking her seat in the
smoking compartment .and resenting the
mere man lighting up.   ,
Of course I was down at the Outer
Wharf on Tuesday last to see the arrival
of H.R.H. Prince Arthur of Connaught
What struck me most was the scarcity of
the audience, if such a word may be used.
There were just about fifteen carloads, and
only about 200 people at the Government
Buildings. Well, the natural inference is
that Royalty does not appeal to Victorians any more than really good musicians.
Another thing which the same occurrence
brought before my notice was the style of
dress assumed by the local dignitaries.
It was a treat to see the Minister of Finance arrayed in the garb of extreme respectability. The Mayor looked well in
his frock coat and silk hat. What I want
to know is this:  Why on earth do not
Talking about smoking compartments,
makes me wonder why the little tin god
on wheels—of course I am referring to the
C.P.R.—does not provide better accommodation for the benefit of the smoking gentlemen who patronise its line. A man who
travels on a Pullman car ought not to have
to sit in a stuffy little compartment,
which savours strongly of the lavatory, in
order to enjoy his cigar. The ordinary
smoking car of the Pullman contains one
seat which will seat three, and two chairs.
Supposing there are six men who want to
smoke, where is the sixth going to sit ?
Of course there is the first-class smoking
car at his disposal, but when all is said and
done, the ordinary man does not travel in
From Nelson comes the news that a
Million-Club is to be formed. Tht means
that people will write to their friends, and
so bring up the population of British Columbia to a million. This should be good
news to the Post Office Department.
I was much amused by the leading article in Wednesday's Colonist, which informed its readers that Prince Arthur of
Connaught was the grandson of the present King. Of course everyone except The
Colonist knows that he isn't; he is the
King's nephew. His father, the present
Inspector of Forces in Great Britain, is the
brother of the reigning monarch, and even
the writer of the editorials in The Colonist,
who can make Sunday into the seventh
day, can not make the son of a brother into
a grandson. This was pointed out to me
by at least three people before I read the
,, ... . .       1( ... ,.    paper in question.   Why this "thusness?
these official gentlemen wear thier pretty f:        u i ^l   *        i      i.i
■  would recommend the learned author
clothes oftener ? Victoria is without exception the worst-dressed town that I have
ever visited. The ladies who dress well
may be counted on the fingers of one hand,
and as for the men—why, just try the experiment of walking down Government
street in Piccadilly costume, and the looks
of the people who meet you will make you
resolve never to do so again. Why should
these things be ? Victoria has the reputation of being the most English town in
Canada; why does it not dress up to its
reputation ? One thing more : Men who
thought it worth while to go down to see
the arrival of Prince Arthur, should surely
have had the decency to doff their hats at
the playing of the National Anthem, and
at the passing of the Prince.
Why should The Vancouver World
usurp a large space on its front page on
the subject of Messrs. McBride and Green
considering the arrangement of a golf-
links in Vancouver ? Why should the
same paper go out of its way to tell its
readers, in brackets, that the word Golf is
pronounced "Gouf"? It isn't pronounced
thus in Scotland, which is popularly supposed to be the home of the game. Possibly it was a mis-print, and the translation was meant to read, "Goff."
By the way, there was a bad error in
The Colonist on Sunday; in the editorial,
too.   There was a very able article on the
> subject of Sunday Observance, but the
writer certainly gave the reader to under-
I stand that the Sabbath was the seventh
day of the week.   This was the case be-
\ fore the first Easter; after that date the
j Christian Church observed the first day of
lthe week as the Sabbath.
It is satisfactory to hear that the recent
[annual meeting of Milk men in Vancouver
•resulted in the relieving of the feelings of
Ithe speakers. Milk adulteration has been
I brought down to a fine art in the Old Coun-
Itry; why should people over here make a
Ifuss if their milk possesses more water than
|the cow could have drunk in a life-time ?
This is straining at a gnat.
There is a "kick" coming in Vancouver
lof the right kind. It is against the people
Iwho insist on standing on the platforms
pf the street cars when they are not smoking. As I have said in these columns before, there are always enough grumblers
\o be found to complain of the conductors,
but it is seldom that one finds any notice
In the papers complaining of the behaviour
If the passengers. It is merely the cour-
lesy of the conductor or the driver, as the
lase be, which allows any passenger to ride
Itn the platform. This courtesy is much
appreciated,   as   a  general rule, by the
to keep a volume of that inestimable work,
entitled Whittaker's Almanac, on his desk,
or otherwise to ask the office boy; he will
then be in a better position to write about
those who live in high places. The King
has grandsons, but they are hardly old
enough to wander around the world with
the insignia of the Garter; no doubt when
one of them does arrive in this city, we
shall be told that he is a nephew. That
will make it all square. Oh, wake up, Colonist.
"What are you studying now?'
Mrs. Quickrich.
"We have taken up the subject of molecules," answered her son.
"I hope you will be very attentive, and
practise constantly. I tried to get your
father to wear one, but he couldn't make it
stay in his eye."
Taken In.
A plain-looking woman to persistent
pedlar—How dare you say you won't go
away ? Let me tell you that my husband
is a constable. If he were here he would
take you.
Pedlar—I believe you. If he took you,
he'd take anybody.
"Companikh Act' 1897.'
Province of Britisli Columbia.
No. 338.
THIS is to certify that "The Canadiun Industrial Company, Limited," is authorised und licensed to curry on business within the Provinee
of British Columbia, and to carry out or effect ull
or any of the objects of the Company to which the
legislative authority of the Legislature of British
Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is situate at
London, England.
The amount of the capital of the Company is
£50,000, divided into 50,000 shares at £l each.
The head office of tlie Company iu this Province is situute ut 11, Bustion Street, Victoria, und
John James Shullcross, merchant, whose address
is the sutne, is the uttorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 17th day
of March, one thousand nine hundred und six.
(L.s.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint, Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Conipuny has been
established und licensed ure;—
(1.) To adopt und curry into effect, with or
without modification, two agreements which have
already been prepared, and ure respectively numbered l and 2, and ure both expressed to he made
between Robert Alfred Workman of the one part,
und the Company of the ot her part, copies whereof
huve, for the purpose of identification, been respectively endorsed with the signature of Charles
Maynard Owen, a Solicitor of the Supreme Court:
(2.) To carry on, in the Dominion of Canada or
elsewhere, the trades or businesses of foresters,
lumberers and timber merchants, producers,
manufacturers of and dealers in wood pulp, and
makers of and dealers in' paper of all kinds, and
articles made from paper or pulp, and materials
used in tlie manufacture or treatment of paper,
including cardboard and millboard, and, in connection with these objects, to acquire timber
lands, rights and concessions und water power
rights und privileges, and also lo acquire, absolutely, or fnr any 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, und 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 Compuny, within the
meaning of Part 4 of the "Wuter Clauses Consolidation Act, 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 ucquire
any necessary licences therefor, to pay all such
fees and charges, and execute and do all such
documents und things ns muy be required to obtain the benefits ana advantages conferred on a
power company by the aforesaid Acts:
(4.) To ucquire water und wuter power by records of unrecorded water power, or by the purchase of water records or water privileges for, and
the application of such water and water power to
all or any purposes, and in any manner or method:
(5.) To render water und water power avail-
uble for use, npplicution and distribution, by
erecting dams, iucreusing the heud of water in
uny existing body of wuter or extending the area
thereof, diverting the waters of uny streum, pond
or lake into uny other channel or channels, laying or erecting uny line of flume, pipe or wire,
constructing uny rucewuy, reservoir, uqueduct,
weir, wheel, building or other erection or work
which may be required in connection with improvement or use of wuter und wuter power, or by
altering, renewing, extending, improving, repairing or maintaining any such works or any purt
(6.) To use wuter or water power for hydraulic
mining purposes, and for milling, manufacturing,
industrial and mechunicul purposes:
(7.) To use water und wnter power for providing uny form of power, or for producing or
genernting electricity for purposes of light, heat
or power:
(8.) To construct, operute 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
power, and for transmitting tlie same to be used
by tlie Compuny or by uny 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, J
pumping, lighting, crushing, smelting, drilling,
milling, or for any other operations to which it
muy be adopted, or to be used or supplied for or
in connection witli any other purposes for which
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, dynumoes,
engines, machines, or other apparatus or devices,
cuts, drains, water-courses, pipes, poles, buildings, and other erections and works; and to erect
und place uny 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 lines:
(12.) To carry on the business of electricians,
mechanical engineers, manufacturers and workers und deulers in electricity, motive power und
light, nnd any business in which the application
of electricity or nny 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 uny
lighting, heating, motive or other power as may
be thought advisable, and to light streets, public
places, public or private buddings, 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 uir, electricity or
electric power, or uuy other form of developed
power, to consumers for any purpose to or for
whicli developed power may be applied or required:
(14.) To acquire, hold, enjoy and exercise, subject to the provisisons of the "Wuter Cluuses Consolidation Act, 1897," all the rights, powers, privileges und priorities by Purt 4 or otherwise by said
Act conferred upon Power Companies, so far as
the Company mny deem the 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 any such government
or authority any rights, privileges or concessions
and to ucquire from nny concessionaire any subsidies, charters, rights, privileges or concessions
which the Compuny may think it desirable to obtain, und to curry out, exercise, comply with, and,
if deemed advisable, dispose of any such arrangements, charters, rights, privileges, and concessions:
(10.) To carry on any other business, whether
manufacturing or otherwise, which may seem to
the Compuny cnpnble of being conveniently carried on in connection with the Company's busn
ness or calculated, directly or indirectly, to enhance the value of, or render profitable, any of
the Company's property or rights:
(17.) To acquire, construct, maintain, nnd use
railways, tramways, docks, harbours, powers,
wharves, canals, reservoirs, embankments ami
irrigations, reclamation, improvements, sewage,
drainage, sanitary, water, gas, electric light, telephonic, telegraphic, and electrical power supplies, works, warehouses, markets, and all other
works whicli may be conducive to the interests of
the Company:
(IS.) To ucquire by purchase or otherwise, any
patents, patent rights, licences, secret processes,
properties or businesses in any wny connected
with the objects of the Company, and to apply for
and obtain patents and patent rights cither in the
United Kingdom or abroad, and to sell or grunt
licences in respect of any such patents, patent
rights nnd secret processes, and to manufacture
and sell, or otherwise dispose of, any of the articles that cun be manufactured under any of the
patents, patent rights, licences or secret processes which mny from time to time belong to the
Company. Generally to purchase, take on lease
or in exchange, lure, or otherwise acquire any real
or personal property, and any rights, privileges
or property which the Company may think necessary or convenient for the purposes of its business:
(19.) To sell, exchange, lease, mortgage or
otherwise deal with lands, rights, or other property
or effects of the Company, or any pnrt thereof,
of any kind or nature whatsoever, or the undertaking of the Compauy, or any part thereof, either
to individual persons or companies, with power to
accept shares or debentures in other companies,
and (in the case of shares) either wholly or partly
paid up, ns consideration for the above, anil to
hold, sell, or otherwise dispose of such debentures
and shares as mny be deemed most expedient,
nnd to guarantee the repayment thereof or the
payment of interest thereon; to promote, or assist iu promoting, any company or companies,
joint stock companies or societes nnoiiymes, for
the purpose of taking over, acquiring or working
any property and liabilities of the Compuny, or
for any other purposes which may seem directly
or indirectly calculated to benefit the Company,
and either in the United Kingdom or abroad; to
take, or otherwise acquire and hold, sell or otherwise dispose of shares in uny other company having objects altogether or in part similar to' those
of Ihis Company, or carrying on uny business
capable of being conducted so as to directly or indirectly to benefit this Company:
(20.) To give to uny class or section of the persons having dealings with the Company any
rights over or in relation to any fund or funds, or
any part thereof, or the right to participate in the
profits of the Company, or in (lie profits of any
particular branch or part of its business, or any
other special privileges, adyantiiKes or benefits:
(21.) To purchase, or otherwise acquire ami
undertake, the whole or any part of the business,
properly, liabilities and undertaking "f any person, corporation or company carrying on or entitled to carry on any business whicli this Company
pany is authorised to carry on, or which can be
carried on so as to directly or indirectly benefit
this Company, or possessen of property suitable
or the purposes of this Company:
(22.) To borrow, raise or secure money (with
or without powers of sale or other special conditions) by a charge on or deposit of any part of the
Company's property of any kind soever; to draw,
make, accept, endorse, issue, execute and discount promissory notes, bills of exchange, bills of
lading, warrants nnd 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, invegt the moneys of the Company not immediately required; und to make advances upon such securities, stocks and shares
and other property of ull kinds, and in such manner us may from time to time be determined, but
in no case by a purchase of the shures of the Compuny:
(24.) To lend money to any company or persons having dealings with this Company, or
carrying on any business capable of being conducted so us to directly or indirectly to benefit
this Company, und to guarantee the performance
of any contracts by any such person or company:
(25.) To establish or aid in the establishment,
and in the supportofunyussociutionsfortiiebene-
benefit of persons employed by the Company; to
obtain uny Act of Parliament for enabling tho
Company to carry any of its objects iuto effect,
or for effecting any modification of tlie Company's
constitution, or for uny other purpose calculated
directly or indirectly to affect the Company's interest:
(26.) To register the Company ubroud, and to
take such other steps as may be necessary to give
the Company, so far ar it may be, the same rights
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 soeiete anonyme, in which the
liability of the members shall be limited to the
amount of their stocks or shures, 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 behalf of the Company, the Company's
rights and privileges, and other prropertv and
effects, or any part thereof, and to take all steps
requisite to render such transfer or vesting valid
and effectual:
(28.) To amalgamate with any person or persons, or any company established for objects altogether or in part similar to the objects of the
Company, or otherwise, und for such consideration, either in shares of debentures of another
company, or cash, as the Company may think fit;
to take or otherwise acquire ami hold share sin
in any other company having objects altogether
or in part similar to those of this Compaiiy, or
currying on nny business capable of being conducted so as to directly or indirectly benefit this
(29.) To distribute the proceeds of the snle of
the property of the Companv, or uny 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 reduction uf capital, be made
without the sanction of the Court, if necessary;
to distribute any of the property of the Compuny
among the members in specie:
(30.) 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 shures of the Compuny's capital, or
uny debentures or other securities of the Company, or in or about the formation or promotion
of the Compuny, or the conduct of its business:
(31.) To do ull or any of the above things,
either as principal or agent, and either in the United Kingdom or ubroud:
(32.) To do ull such things ns are incidental or
conducive to the attainment of the above objects
or any of them. mh22
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date we intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for the permission to purchase the north half of section 9
and the south, half of section 16, all in township 7.
Coast range 5, Bulkeley Valley, containing 640
acres more or less.
John    D'Orsay,    Agent.
Dated January 25th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchare the following described lands, situated
in Skeena District: Commencing at a post planted,
on the north boundary of the new Kitzequla Indian Reserve, on the right bank of the Skeena
River, and marked "A.B., S.E. corner"; thenee
80 chains west, thence 40 chains north, thenoe
80 chuins east, thenee following the right bank .
of the Skeena river to point of commencement,
and containing 320 acres more or less.
Hazelton, December 8th, 1905.
, .   —.     ^
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission.to
purchase the following described land, situated
in tho Skeena District: Commencing ut a post
planted on the east boundary of the old Kitse-
qula Indian Reserve, on the left bank of the
Skeenu river, and marked "S.J.F., N.W. corner";
thence south 80 chains, along tho Indian Reserve
line, thence east 80 chains, thence north 80
chains, thence west 80 chains to place of commencement, und containing 640 ucres more or less.
Hazelton, December 8th, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
dute I intend to upply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lunds und Works for permission to purchase
the following described lands, situated about two
miles north of Luke Lakelse, and about five miles
south of Little Canyon, Skeena River: Commencing at a post marked "Walter Williscroft's, N.E.
Cor."; thence running south 80 chains, thence
west 40 chains, thence north 80 chains, thenee
east 40 chains to point of commencement, containing 320 ucres more or less.
Geo. Little, Agent.
December Sth, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
dute I intend to upply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described land, situated
on the east side of Copper and south side of
Skeena River: Commencing at a post marked
Alex. McKenzie, initial post, northeast corner";
thence 40 chains south, thence 40 chains, more or
less, west, to Copper River, thence 40 chains
north along Copper River to the Skeena River,
thence 40 chains eust along Skeena River to
point of commencement, containing 160 acres,
more or less.
Duted December 10th, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date the Canadian Industrial Co., Ltd., intends
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a lease of the following described foreshore lands:
Commencing nt n post at the northwest corner
of Lot 450, New Westminster District, thence
southeasterly along high water mark to tlie southwest corner post of said lot, und 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 ufter
date I intend to apply to the C. C. of L. and W.
for permission to purchase the following described
lands, situated on the right bank of thc Skeenu
Rtver, about half a mile below the Little Canyon
and bounding Ceo, Little's Pre-emption Claim,
on tlu1 west side, viz.: Commencing ut a post
marked F. R. L.'s S. E. Cor., and thence running
north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
south 40 chains, uud thence enst 40 chains to
point of commencement, and containing 160
Signed, FRED. R. LITTLE.
January 12th, 1906. Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days nftor
dute I intend to upply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission tu purchuse
640 ucres of land on the Skeena River, Coast District, B. C, commencing at a post on the northwest corner of W. L. Poison's land, thence north
80 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 040 acres more or less for
agricultural purposes.
Per Chas. Durham, Agent.
Little Canyon, Skeenu River, B. C, December
8th, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 davs after
date I intend to upply to thc Chief Commissioner
of Lands und Works for permission to purchase
the following described land for agricultural purposes: Beginning ut the S.W. corner of George
Little's Pre-emption Claim on the right bank of
the Skeen River, Coast District, B.C., nbout 40
chains below the Little Canyon, the line runs
thence west SO chains, thence south 80 chnins,
thence east 110 chuins, more or less, to thc river,
thence northerly nlong thc bunk of thc river
nbout 80 chains to the point of beginning, containing 400 acres, more or less.
Per Roger S. Greene, Agent.
Skeena River, Dec. 8, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date we intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described lands: The
northwest quarter of section 14, Township 6,
Coast Range 5, Bulkley Valley, containing 160
acres, more or less.
Dated February 1st, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given thai 60 days after
date I intend to apply to Ihe Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands unit Works for permission to
purchase the south half of section 9, Ihe southwest quurter section 10, and the northwest quurter of section 3, all in Township 7. Const Range 5,
Bulkley Valley, containing 640 acres, UO e or less,
Dated 8th February, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works for permission to
purchase 320 acres of land on the Skeena Itiver,
Coast District, B. C, commencing at a post
on thc southeast coiner of M, Durham's land,
thenoe running east -10 chains, (hence north SO
chains, I hence west -10 chains, thence south 80
chuins to point of commencement, containing
320 acres, more of less, for agricultural purposes,
Little Canyon, Skeena Kiver, B. C, Dee. Sth,
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase Section 17, Township 7. Coast Range 5,
Hulklev Valley, containing040aorOS, more or less.
Dated February 1st, 190'i.
fel R. J. McDONKLL.
Notice to Architects—Competive Designs.
Extension of time.
The time for receiving Competitive Designs for
a dew Court House at Vancouver has been extended to the 20th of March next, ensuing, inclus-
Public Works Engineer.
Lands nnd Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 28th Feb., 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given tjint 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Hou. Chief Commissioner of Lunds and Works for permission to
purchase the following described land, situate on
the south side of the Skeena River, about two
and one-half miles above the Little Canyon:
Beginning ut a post marked " W. F. Teetzel, initial
post, northwest corner"; thence 80 chains east
nlong Indian Reserve line, thence 40 chains
south, thence 40 chains west, thence 40 chains
north to the point of commencement, containing
160 ncres, more or less.
December 8th, 1905-
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
dute I intend to upply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands nnd Works for permission to purchase
Ihe following described land, situated on Observatory Inlet: Commencing ut u post planted at the
Northeast corner of Lot 308, Group 1, marked
"W. II. F.'s S. W. Cor."; thence north 20 chains,
thence eust 20 chnins, thence south 20 chains,
thence west to shore line, nnd along shore line to
point of commencement, containing 40 acres,
more or less.
Staked 3rd March, 1006.
NOTICE is hereby given thut 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lunds und Works for permission to purchase
the following described land, situate near Maple
Buy, on Portland Canal: Commencing ut a post
marked "N. II. M.'s, N. W. Cor."; thence east 20
chains, thence south 20 chains to the north line
of Lot 490, thence west 20 chnins, more or less, to
shore line of thc smull buy, north of Maple Point,
thence northerly along shore line to point of
commencement, containing 40 ucres, more or less.
Staked March 7th, 1906.
Dewdnev-HarrisON Main Road.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed, "Tender
for Dredging Road Ditch." will be received by <
tho Honorable the Chief Commissioner up to and
including the 31st Instant, for dredging a rond
ditch on the line of the Dewdney-Murrison Main
Road, through Sections 25, 26 and 27, Township
9 EasI of the Coast Meridian, situated in the
Maple Ridge Dyking District.
Specifications and forms of tendering and eon-
tract may be seen at the offices of the Government Agent, New Westminster; of the Provincial Timber Inspector, Vnncouver, and of the
Public Works Engineer, Victoria, on and after
the 22nd instant.
Each tender must be accompanied by cash or
nn accepted bank cheque or u certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, mado payable to the Chief Commissioner for the sum o-
1100, which shall be forfeited if the party tendcrf
ing declines to enter into contract when called
upon to do so.
The cash, cheque or certificate of deposit of
unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them
Upon the execution of the contract.
The successful tenderer will be required to furnish tt bond, himself nnd two sureties, sntisfno-
torv to the Chief Commissioner, in the sum of
$1,000 each for Ihe due fulfilment of the work.
Upon the acceptance of this bond the cash,
cheque or certificate of deposit above referred to
will be returned to the contractor.
Tenders will not be considered unless made
out on the forms supplied, und signed with the
actual signatures of the tenderers.
The lowest or any lender not necessarily accepted. *
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Depart ment,
Victoria, B.C., 19th March, 1906. mh22 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 31. 1906.
* A Lady's Letter *
Dear Madge,—
That Victoria at the present time spells
"Paradise," there is not a doubt. The air
is so delightfully fresh and exhilarating,
and the sea is of the deepest, sparkling,
sapphire blue; the orchards are filled with
budding trees, and a lovely original green
covers the shrubs. Then the birds! Their
tuneful gossip begins with the early wakening morn, and lingers on with musical
intermittence till twilight. The woods are
glorious just now, for everywhere the new
soft mosses emit a most delicious earth-
fragrance. Ah, met but the life of the
woods and fallows steal in witchery over
one's senses, with a music that no ballroom dance attains, be the partners never
so beguiling ! 1
But to the subject of fashions. It is,
by the way, a much more interesting one
than "Spring," which should be left to
poets and dreamers. Fashions in lingerie
were never lovelier than at the present
moment. The Empire tendencies are
strong, of course, but for those who prefer other styles there is an equally wide
field of selection open. The mingling of
several different kinds of lace results in a
good deal of elaboration, and though not
necessarily entailing great cost, it frequently does. Fine Cluny insertions are seen a
good deal in comgany with Valenciennes
lace and fine hand tuckings. Elaborate
motifs and wheels are used on models
otherwise adorned with the finest hand
Amongst the most quaint of the new
shapes ia hats, which bids fair to become
extremely popular, is an edition of our old
friend, the sailor, trimmed with quantities of ribbon loops and bows in the same
color. They are worn tilted over the brow,
with a very sttep bandeau trimmed with
quantities of ribbon to match. It is noticeable that the new spring shapes are
making quicker headway this year than
was the case last, owing to the fact, possibly, that the most extreme modes of the
moment are not half as trying as the coquettish little "chapeaux" which were
the novelties a Jear ago. Certain models
in straw are strongly reminiscent of a
Mercury helmet, the suggestion being emphasized by the trimming, which usoally
takes the form of wings, on either side. A
really charming example is in solt moss-
green straw, trimmed with two metallic
blue wings.
For wearing with corselet skirts, "the
powers that be" are evolving blouses
trimmed most elaborately about the shoulders, but perfectly plain below, the portion whish is destined to "blush unseen
amid the desert air" beneath the corselet aforesaid, being fitted with the nice
precision of an actual bodice. The present craze for picture gowns has naturally
led to a considerable modification in the
style of hair-dressing. A very smart
twentieth century transformaiton is hardly
in keeping with a Josephine frock, and
signs are not wanting that in some quarters there is a tendency to revive the
"Madonna" style, with centre parting.
The velvet bracelet is another detail
countenanced by the followers of by-gone
modes. It is noticeable that the very
smart woman, as a rule, eschews such details as these, which the woman with a
tendency to be picturesque seizes upon
with avidity. These velvet armlets are
without any manner of doubt exceedingly
becoming to a pretty arm.
Speaking of feminine fads, etc., it has
occurred to me to mention a fad that has
' lately laid seige to the masculine heart.
This constitutes the writing of parodies on
the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in connection with a certain "hot" island deal.
The following is a verse that I happened
to hear the other day—(apologies to all
"A book of verses, underneath the sky,
"A jar of wine, for me 'Mumm's Extra Dry,
"And thou 'beside me, on that lonely isle—■
"Oh, lonely isle, 'twere Paradise, say I."
(Agreed.—Ed. Week.)
No one going into a new house, or on
the point of renovating their own, should
miss seeing the special spring showing of
the Melrose Co.'s new' artistic wall coverings. I find this store one of the most fascinating at the present moment, for truly
their stencil work affords one most de-
1 lightful studies in coloring, while each design is an epilome of high, artistic achievement.   A visit to this leviathian estab
lishment should on no account be missed
by the woman who is at once fastidious,
artistic, luxury-loving and economical.
Amid the belongings of those who first
sought the shores of this continent, when
the Mayflower took her troublous way to
America from Defthaven, there were copper kettles, no doubt, carefully packed with
within iron pots, which were quite the
most necessary articles of household gear
which the voyageurs brought with them.
The heart of the collector is now possessed
with a longing for these old kettles, or
their duplicates. In fact, copper ware has
become so popular of late that one has but
to walk into Challoner & Mitchell's, and
there behold dainty tea services, with tea
kettles of copper, in most artistic repousse
work and enamel, besides smoker sets, fittings for writing tables, etc., etc., that
fairly make one bronze with envy.
In the line of pottery, there Is no ware
that appeals to me more than good old
Wedgewood. Here, if you like, is something that is old, for its origin dates back
to 1750 or thereabouts. For those who are
ignorant (and there are many) of the beauties of this grand old ware, it may be useful to know that Weiler Bros, are displaying the largect and most select stock of
Wedgewood ever exhibited in this part of
the world. Every woman with soulful
yearnings after "art" loves to be in possession of at least one bit of Wedgewood,
and no gift could please her more—but
enough has been said to point the moral
of that pithy tale which says: "When in
doubt, buy Wedgewood."
A friend of mine who lives in the most
"bijou" of homes, with the smartest of
window-boxes and the daintiest of window-curtains, is known to entertain an
especial fondness for her hall-door, which
changes its color regularly every half-year.
Arrived at that portal some days ago, I
was doubly overcome by its alabaster
whiteness, as well as its brilliant polish,
which reflected all visitors as in a mirror,
and beguiled the time while the Chinaman
was answering one's summons by faithfully reflecting the visitor's minutest detail. When I met my hostess my mouth
opened automatically with the inevitable
question, but before I could get it "out she
forestalled me. "I know what you are going to ask," she said. "You're the fifth
today, and they have all clamored for the
name. Well, it's 'Jap-a-lac,' and there's
nothing like it, and Mellor Bros., Ltd., are
the sole agents in town."
Special Edition.
MOW that the various cities of
*' British Columbia are taking
active steps to bring the attractions
of the Province before the people
of Eastern Canada and the United
States, the publishers of The Week
have decided to do all in their power
to assist in this excellent work.
Having this object in view, a special edition of The Week, to consist
of at least 20,000 copies, will be issued in about four weeks' time.
This edition will be printed on fine
coated paper, and will be profusely illustrated. The reading matter
will be prepared by some of the best
known public men and writers of
the Province, and will set forth its
advantages as a place for residence,
for investment, and for pleasure.
All the composition will be done on
the Lanston Monotype Machine,
and the whole work will be a fine example of the printer's art. Applications for advertising space should
be made at once to The Week office, Empire Block, Vancouver, or
Government street, Victoria.
"The Christian."
The Victoria Theatre, Victoria, has been
very quiet this week, having only given
one performance, but that was a good one.
A full house assembled to witness the production of "The Christian," by Hall Caine,
as represented by the company at present
touring, headed by John Sainpolis and
Lilian Lawrence.. Thp former as John
Storm, and the latter as Glory Quayle,
were excellent, and the other parts were
well sustained. A word of praise should
be added to the actor who took thc part of
Mr. Drake.
Next week there arc throe dcli.htful
entertainments provided at the same theatre, namely, Primrose Minstrels on Monday evening, "Babes in Toyland" on Wednesday, and "Cousin Kate" on Friday.
His Royal Highness Prince Arthur of
Connaught left on Thursday for Duncans,
after a two days' visit at Government
House. The Prince arriving the day before he was expected, a very informal dinner and dance was given on Tuesday evening of young people, the State dinner taking place on Wednesday. Sir Henri was
assisted in the entertainment of his Royal
Highness by Mrs. Nanton and Mr. Mus-
The lovely rooms were most beautifully
decorated, the flowers being principally
white lilies, daffodils and the beautiful
wild lilies of British Columbia, which were
very much admired by his Royal Highness. The dinner tables were arranged
nearly the full length of the spacious dining room, with cross tables at top and bottom, and were most artistically decorated
with wild lilies, daffodils and ferns, with
which were intertwined ferns and yellow-
shaded candles.
Signor Claudia's orchestra was in attendance, and furnished a splendid programme
as follows :
March Festival Mendelssohn
Selection Woodland .. Gustav Lander
Waltz Amorosa .. . .C. Chrisman
Intermezzo .. Spoon Time. .A. von Tilzer
Selection Faust Gounod
Serenade Moonlight Neil Moret
Selection ... Prince of Pilsen ... G. Luders
Waltz Loveland A. Holzmann
Intermezzo .. Cavelleria Rusticana
 P. Mascagni....
Gavotte Dainty Dames . .Ch. Blake
Selection Gondoliers Sullivan
Waltzes Rose Dreams L. Albert
March Hands Across the Sea.. Sousa
Serenade .. Sunbeams and Shadows
 R. Kleiser
March Jolly Corks Lee Grabbe
God Save the King.
The Governor was assisted by Mrs. Nanton, who was handsomely gowned in
black and white.
Those present were : The Bishop and
Mrs. Perrin, Mr. and Mrs. Galletly, Captain and Mrs. R. G. Tatlow, Canon and
Mrs. Beanlands, Mr. Marpole and Mrs.
Marpole in a very handsome gown of
white silk Hon. Mr. McBride and Mrs.
McBride in a striking gown of black, Hon.
Mr. Pooley and Miss Pooley in white lace,
Senator Macdonald and Mrs. Macdonald
in black with white lace, Miss Macdonald,
Colonel English, Major Bland, Mrs. Templeman, His Lordship Bishop Orth, Mrs.
Pemberton, in a lovely black gown relieved with exquisite white lace, Commander Hunt, Mrs. Soames, His Worship
Mayor Morley, Mrs. Langworthy in white,
Mr.J. C. Pope. Mrs. Croft in a lovely dress
of ivory satin, Mr. W. R. Baker, Miss Bryden looked very well in a dainty frock of
white, Captain Trotter, Miss Crease, Captain and Miss Drake, Colonel Davidson,
Colonel and Mrs. Hall, Chief Justice Hunter and Mrs. Hunter, in white, ColonelPrior
and Mrs. Prior in black, Hon. A. E. Smith,
Miss Keefer in white, Lord Redsdale, Mrs.
Roper, in a very handsome lace Empire
gown, General Kelly-Kenny, Mrs. Parry
in blue, Mr. Muskett, Capt. Wyndham.
After dinner, at the special request of
the Prince, the party adjourned to the
ball-room, and dancing was indulged in
for several hours.
* *   *
Mrs. Calthorpe arrived from England on
Thursday, and is a guest of her mother,
Mrs. Dunsmuir, Craydaroc.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Griffiths have left
their house in Coutts street, and will spend
some months at Burdette House.
Mrs. George Shaw and family have
moved from their home in James Bay and
taken a cottage at Oak Bay for thesummer.
* *   *
Judge Lampman visited Vancouver
this week.
* *   *
On Tuesday Mrs. Hamfield entertained
at the tea hour in honor of her guest, Mrs.
Snyder, of White Horse.
* *   *
Mr. Holt left on Monday for Fernie, to
take charge of the branch of the Bank of
Commerce there. Mrs. Holt and family
will follow in May.
* *   *
Mrs. Bullen returned this week' from
a trip to the northern part of the Province.
She was accompanied by her son and Mr.
Harry Bullen.
* *   *
Mr. A. G. Thynne, of Vancouver, spent
a few days in Victoria this week.
* *   *
Mrs. Scharsmidt and son left on Wednesday for White Horse, to join Dr. Scharsmidt, who left last week.
* *   *
Mrs. Snyder (wife of Major Snyder, of
thc Northwest Mounted Police) left on
Wednesday for her home in White Horse.
* *   *
Mzs. W. L. Challoner has returned from
a trip to her home in Ontario after an absence of four months.
* #   *
Mr. and Mrs. B. Greer, of Vancouver,
were guests at the Oak Bay Hotel this
* *   *
Mrs. George Roe, of Comox, is visiting
friends here for a few weeks.
* #   *
Miss B. Wake left last week for England on a visit to relatives and friends.
* *   *
Mrs. Willemar, of Cumberland, is visiting Miss Carr. She came down to bring
her youngest son to the hospital.
Extra Oifl  ~
"•'' Mumm ***
^CC 9«0 Roller.* ''Jlttl
C«llC- .f rert V. xp^ZJk
Selected Brut
Vintage 1898.
P- L. 935
Teacher of the  Pianoforte
••Am Meer," Dallas Road.
Pupils taught Theory and Harmony and prepared for the examinations of the Toronto Conservatory of Music.
Recommended by Edward Fisher. Mus. Doc, and other leading
musicians in Canada.
Terms $5.00 a month for two lessons weekly.
Regarding Insurance.
Editor Week :
Sir,—Can you tell me what is the position of the person who may apply to an
insurance company for life insurance ?
I am told that there is a secret bureau' in
which the names of all persons refused
by any company are listed, and that some
American companies employ agents to
search out the character of those who
apply to them for insurance, and that any
information—false or otherwise—gleaned
is also filed in this bureau, which is open to
all the companies.
It seems to me that if this is so, the man
who applies for life assurance may be put
in a very foolish position by having an
unfair and biassed report given against
him and being stultified in the insurance
world, without means of righting himself.
I think it is in the public interest that a
matter of this kind should be enquired
into. Can you give your readers any information on this aspect of the insurance
qnestion ?
(The above letter came to hand just as
The Week was going to press. Probably
some of the local companies will like to
reply ; if not, the matter will be dealt with
in our next issue.—Ed. Week.)
Bank   of   British   North   America.
Open from 2 to 5 and 7.30 to 10.30 p.m
Admission: Afternoon, 15c, including
skates. Evening, 26c, including skates.
Admission to Baldony, ioc.
The Rink will be reserved on Wednesday afternoons exclusively for Indies
■nd their eseorts.
Open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for beginners.
I put Old Silverware in first
ciass shape. Get my prices
for Reputing Spoons, Knives
and Forks. I have had ten
years of experience with the
leading Eastern Anns and can
guarantee high class work.
Special Rates to Hotels and
Repairing a Specialty.
1116   Granville  Street,  VdMCOUVER
We have carefully perused the extensive
advertisement of this bank in The Victoria
Colonist and Victoria Times. A witty
judge on the English bench once said that
an affidavit was an atom of fact carefully
wrapped up in a mountain of fiction.
Without applying this sarcastic witticism
to the Bank of B. N. A.'s report, we have
endeavored to throw aside all the extraneous wrappings, in the shape of a long
screed dealing with the progress of Canada
as a whole, and have managed to set at the
central fact, which is that, in spite of the
material increase in Canada's prosperity,
from their own report the bank has made
814,000 less profits than in 1904, the figure being for 1905, $452,600 ; for 1904,
$467,200.  The reason given by the chair-
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Coal Oil Engines
Superior to Gasoline.
Marine Engines for launches, fishing |
boats,_ etc. Stationary Engines fori
f imping and all power purposes. For "
ranch and other uses.
Write for particulars.
Now is the time to order for the spring.!]
Dealers in Mining and other Machinery/]
man for this poor showing was that several}
large accounts which were borrowers had
disappeared. It is only necessary for thf]
directors to continue the disappearance oil
accounts that are borrowers for a few yearsM
longer, and the profits of this bank will dis-f
appear also.


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