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Celebration is over  but  we are
still doing business
•j£> Broad Street, Victoria.
A Provincial Review and Magazine.
A number ol new homes, Modern in
every respect. Easy monthly Instalments.
40 Government St.
Price 5 Cents*
The Passing Show.
News and  Gossip of the  Week—Agpointment  of Mr. W. W. B.
Mciunes-^The Case of Mr. Atkinson.
All through the province this week
peoplo have been holiday making in honor
, of Victoria Day, and newspapers hnve
been somewhat devoid of news. Most of
the stores in Victorin hnve been closed
, two days nt l»ast,   but   n sntisfnctory
. vohitnn of business has been done at
other times, and, of course,   the   hotels
, and eating houses have raked in n lnrge
number of dollnrs from the visitors. Next'
week we shall get down to business
again, and borne will count the cost and
I others the profits. On the whole, Victorians are   never   so   happy as when
."celebrating," which they do, perhaps,
with more real snt'isfnction thnn they do
anything else.
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One of the principal topics of the week
in the cnpitnl hns been the announcement that Mr. W. W. B. Mclnnes—the
"boy orator" of former days—is to receive the appoint'ment of Commissioner
of the Yukon. The nppointment is fairly
popular in Victorin, where Mr. Mclnnes
is populnr, but it is a surprise to many
politicians. Mr. Mclnnes has had a
chequered political career. His rejection
from the leadership of the provincial
Liberal party probably was a more
severe disappointment' to him than he
was willing to admit, and he evidently
lost interest in provincial politics—in
which it must he admitted he did not
prove a success. Mr, Mclnnes is one of
those who expect t'o make something out
of politics, nnd this trait was too strong
at times for his judgment. Still, he is a
man of much ability, and he has a grasp
of public affairs. It is only recently fhat
Mr. Mclnnes was looking for a COunty
pour? judgeship, but the fall of Mr. Sifton
and the rise of Mr. Oliver to the office
of Minister of the Interior opened the
way for bigger things, as Mr. Oliver is
an old friend. Mr. Mclnnes has secured
one of fhe biggest things—possibly the
biggest—in the gift of the Ottawa administration. The Week is inclined to the
view that his success is in some part a
reward for the discreet silence on Federal questions which has mnrked his conduct for some time past. We hope he
will succeed in improving the administration of the Yukon—there is plenty of
room for improvement—nnd we wish him
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The ense of Mr. Atkinson, a tradesman of Ymir, who has been acquitted of
a charge of arson, is singularly pathetic.
Mr. Atkinson appears to have suffered
from the want of judgment of the police.
There wns very lit'tle evidence against
the man, but the charge was laid nnd the
people of Ymir did whnt people very generally do—they beliered the worst. As
n result of the charge Mr. Atkinson's
wife found the neighbors were unfriendly to her, and instead of facing the
trouble, as n wiser woman would have
faced It, she committed1 suicide. Much
sympathy1 is being expressed by the
entire press of the province for the un-
I'tunnte Mr. Atkinson.
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Considerable doubt exists as to the
future of t'he garrison nt Esquimalt. It
is admitted nt Ottawa that the replacement of the Imperial garrisons both here
and in Hnlifnx with Canadian militiamen is not so easy as it looked on paper.
The "political" officers of the militia
down East are not up to the mark to*
serious work, and there is difficulty in
finding men willing to serve, under them
permanently.   We   hear   on   excellent
authority from England that the eminent medical gentleman, Sir F. Borden, is
looking for recruits in the Old Country.
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There is little new in the matter of
railways. It is understood that the 0.
P. R. intend building the Nicoln-Spence's
Bridge branch this year, but uo authoritative information on the subject has
been given out. 1S0 far as can be learned
the 0. P. B. will take over the E. & N.
road late in June or in the following
month, but we understand that arrangement's between the two companies are
not yet quite complete. Some interest
was aroused enrly in the week by the
nnnouneement that the Minister of Railways has approved plans of the Grand
Trunk Pacific Company, which show
Kabn Island, n short distance southwest
of Port Simpson as the Pacific terminus
of tlie railway. It is generally conceded,
however, that this does not decide the
interesting question of where the
terminus really will be when the railway
is built.
A petition to the Governor-General Is
Victoria Day Celebrations.
Many Holiday Makers Visited the Capital and Took in the Sights
Regatta and other Sports.
The celebration of Victoria Day in the
capital, proved a great success. Most
of the week the city wns crowded by
visitors brought by excursion stenmers
and trains from Mninlnnd, Island and
Puget Sound points. ' The programme
provided by the celebration committee
proved as good if not better than those
of former years. Some of the attractions
being circulated throughout the province j did not quite come up to the mark, but
At BEACON HILL, May 24—We are not yet quite reconciled to the Automobiles. They
alarm the horses ; the horses alarm the ladies; the ladies alarm the babies ; the babies alarm
the dogs, and much general confusion ensues.
Patriotic !r-At the Sham Fight, Beacon Hill, May 24.
Papa's Boy—" Gee !    Don't I wish I was a cannon firing solger."
Mama's Boy—" I'd rather be a solger hidin' in the broom."
Sally—" And I'm glad I'm a wummon!"
French   Glapet
DlXI H* ROSS & COa, Independent Cash Grocers.
asking for the re-appointment of Sir
Henri Joly dc Lotbiniere to the Lieut.-
Governorship of British Columbia. Sir
Henri's term expires very shortly. The
petition is being extensively signed.
"Well, Bob has failed for a million,
and the creditors'll get about fifty thousand, I suppose." "Docs Bob feel sore?"
"Naturally he does; fifty thousand Is a
lot of money, you know."
this wns made up for by thc unqualified success of others, The city truly
wns arrayed in carnival garb, the decorations and tbe lighting nfter dnrk being
excellent. The change in the scene of
the regatta from thc Gorge to the harbor
did not interfere with the patronage of
that popular event, but many residents
took advantage of the first of the really
warm weather of the year by picnlclng
on the Gorge on Wednesday.   .
The military spectacle on Wednesday
morning wns one of the most popular
events of the carnival. The show was
participated in by the Duke of Con-
nnught's Own Rifles, over 300 strong,
from Vnncouver nnd Westminster, and
the Fifth Regiment, C. A., about 200
strong, Assembling on Birdcsge Walk,
the militiamen proceeded to Beacon Hill,
where a sham battle took place, the soldiers from the Mainland capturing a
position occupied by the Fifth Regiment.
The horse and automobile parade was
voted the best thing of the kind ever
seen in Victoria. There wns a large
turnout of parnders and plenty of people
to see them. Lieut. Garnett won first
prize for hunter, with Miss 0. Irving
second. Mr. A. McDermott took first
prize for single carriage horse and Mr.
A. 0. Flumerfelt won the honors for the
best pair. Capt. Troup's decorated touring enr took first place in its clnss. Other
prize winners were Messrs. J. A. Douglns, J. W. Meldram, S. Leiser, Dixi H.
Ross, R. Maynard, Dr. Garescbe, Jas.
Morris and S. White.
The fireworks display nt the Gorge,
provided by the enterprise of the B. C.
Electric Rnilwny Co., attracted a big
attendance on Thursday evening. The
displny was very fair, and effective by
the picturesque wnterside.
In the principal sporting events of tho
week, locnl champions were not successful.   The famous "big four" of the J.
B. A. A. went down to defeat In the
senior lapstreak race before a stalwart
four of the University of California, and
in the junior, race the home club's four
were beaten by a crew of the University
ot Washington. Another feature of tlie
regatta was the defeat of the Kuper
Island Indians in the canoe races by the
Valdez Islanders. In an extra race,
however, the Kuper Indians retrieved
the defeat. The harbor was well filled
with small boats and crowds oceupied
every point of vantage on the shores.
The first championship lacrosse game
of the season between New Westminster
and Victorin was played on Wednesday,
and resulted, as was to be expected, in
nn easy win for the Roynl City boys,
who evidently will prove ns strong n com-
biuntion this yenr ns iu previous seasons.
The score wns ten gonls to two, but it
might hnve been worse. An intermediate
game between the Centrals, Of Victoria,
nnd the Argonnuts, of Vnncouver, resulted in victory for the Centrals by 7
to 4.
In the carnival bnsebnll gnmes Victorin
won two gnmes nnd Everett nlso won
An interesting event of n different char-
nctcr wns n chess tournament played
over the C. P. R. telegraph wires between the Victoria and Vancouver chess
clubs. The home plnyers were kindly
given thc use of comfortable quarters in
the Driurd hotel, nnd proved victorious
by 3 games to 21 The players were:
Victoria—A. T. Gibson, YV. Mnrchnut,
J. T. Meyer, Cnpt. Clnrk, A. Gonnnsoii,
Cnpt. Michel; Vnncouver—B. Hurst, J.
Cameron, W. Quinton, W. Francis, —
Brydon-Jnck, nnd C. Francis.
The two were discussing their husbands,
And Mabel averred with delight:
"My husband"—the man wns a poet—
"Writes rhymes iu    my   honor each
"That's all very well," declared Edith;
"I like a more practical way;
My husband"—she'd married a banker—
"Writes cheques   in   my honor  each
Tbo directors of the Imperial Bnnk of
Canada hnve decided upon the Issue of
tne rcmniiiing $1,000,000 of authorised
capital. Shares will be allotted to shnrc-
holders as on June 30th next pro rata.
Thc paid-up capital will thus be Increased from $3,000,000 to $4,000,000, i.nd
the rest by the same amount.
, ^■a^y.iajjMttMrtBaaJ
By V. A; G. E.
t,***tt ****************
In n chemist's shop in London is displayed the notice "Emergency surgicnl
case for motorists." Nothing like trying
to add to the popularity of the pastime.
According to an English . automobile
paper, motoring is said to be a first rate
euro for insomnia. Possibly it is, but
the sufferers who try the cure must be
prepared to'run the risk of never waking
again. Less likely things have happened.
A very able article recently appeared
in the English Field on the much discussed question of "Canadian Immigration." The article is from the pen of Mr.
E. H. Giant, and he especially advocates
British Columbia as an ideal province.
Mr. Grant points out that tliere is always room for the right sort Of men, but
says that Canada is no place for the
weak, the idle or the vicious. All of
which seems very true and much to the
An eminent English M. P. suggested
recently that all M. P.'s who tell lies
should be sent to gaol. That is all very
well, but who is going to pay for enlargr
ing the prisons?
The initial work iu the direction of
putting up the superstructure of the new
C. P. R. hotel in Victorin is expected to
commence nbout the 22nd inst.; this is at
any rate a step in the right direction, but
the end still seems n long way offt. We
must hope thnt we shall live to see it.
Three Indians were lnst week given the
alternative of a $0 fine aud costs or ten
days in prison. They one and all preferred the ten days. This was doubtless
either through lack nf cash or experience.
The English Derby seems quite near us
now; not being n tipster I will not give
my readers a gratuitous "certainty," but
will gently advise them to produce their
dollars and purchase tickets in Salmon's
great Derby sweep. I only once saw the
classic race run, nnd it is n never-to-be-
forgotten sight; it is especially memorable to me as I witnessed the victory of
Rock Snud nfter I had put my little "all"
on the King's horse "Mend." Mend wns
The Duke of Marlborough has given
fresh proof of his ability as undfer secretary for the colonies. It is not easy to
convince critics of the ability of dukes,
but the nble speech made by him in April
on the fiscal question was admired by
nil the peers for its ndroitness nnd neatness. The Duke is only 34, is industrious and ambitious, aud should have a
great career before him. His beautiful
wife, nee Miss Vanderbilt, takes care of
the social Side of the Duke's career.
The best and most unique feature ever
seen in a vaudeville show has helped to
attract the big crowds that have patronized the Grand during the week. This
is provided by Torcat and D'Alizn, two
veritnble French entertniners, who nre
as bright nnd clever as anything seen out
of Paris or Brussels. They have splendid properties and put up n most amusing show. The lady is pretty and wears
things not procurable from American
costnmers. The bnlnnce of the bill is
quite up to the usunl standard.
• ♦   •
The Savoy show this week is first class
in every respect, nnd hns commanded
splendid patronage. An excellent novelty
musical act is provided by the Thors, and
Harvey and Haines put up an entertaining rag-time sketch. Another feature in
the big bill is Froso, the doll. For next
week another first clnss programme is
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The announcement that the Consolidated Amusement Compnny hns decided to
cense the operation of the Redmond theatre ns n vaudeville house will be met
with regret by the local theatre-goers.
It hns been decided to temporarily to
withdraw from Vietoria and not to commence operations until later in the yenr,
when the compnny expects to hnve n
cosy thentre on Government street, in the
heart of the business district. Since the
nrrivnl of this compnny in Victoria theatre-goers hare had an excellent line of
entertainment, and Mr. Lloyd Spencer,
the mannger here, hns mnde many
firends, both for himself nnd the house.
The Savoy theatre has arranged for the
exclusive booking of the Star circuit attractions, so the public still will have the
opportunity of seeing these fine line of
attractions at popular prices.
'The Book of the Day."
The Masqueradep
Victoria Book and Stationery Co
The Royal Bank opened a branch, in
temporary quarters, in Vernon last week.
Tenders  for  Government of
British Columbia 3i per
cent. Debentures.
Tenders will be received up to the 15th
of June, 1005, for the purchase of $363,000
Government of British Columbia Dyking
Debentures, In denominations of $1,000,
Issued under the authority of the "Dyking
Assessments Adjustment Act, 1905," bearing Interest at the rate of 3V4 per cent, per
annum, payable half-yearly, at the Government Treasury, Victoria, on the 1st of
January, and 1st of July, ln each year; the
principal redeemable in 32 yean from the
1st of July, 1005.
Tenders to state the price net, the amount
to be deposited at the Canadian Bank of
Commerce, Victoria, on the 30th of June,
Tenders to be addressed to the Honorable
the Minister of Finance, Victoria. Right
of acceptance of any tender reserved.
May 5th, 1905.
tbe BX mining
Tne Only Illustrated  Mining Journal
published on the Mainland of
British Columbia
Interesting   Reliable   Valuable
Benches all classes Pr, specter and
Merchant, Miuer ' and Manufacturer,
Workman nnd Capitalist.
Published Monthly.
Subscription, $1.00 per annum.
Address, P. O. Box 806,
Vancouver, B. e.
Good Taste is Always Good Style
That's why we push Geo. A. Slater's "Invictus" Shoes. They are
full of Fit, Wear and Style. If there is any better in the market we
would have known it, for we look at all samples, and we want you to
come aud look at ours, and leave the rest to you.   :::::::
^ES^ESS&fr-^        Men's Patent  Colt,  kid   top,
CM/tOtH^ **     "     Goodyear lace $5.00      TaC^JTaTfK"
UNION MADE "The   Empress"    Bluoher,      fWfSusSjZ^J^
grey top, patent tip.   The new-      ^trWwWWnM^
est out $4.50
Ladies' " Empress " Vici Kid
«1M Lace, French heel, turns $4.50
• n
e i                           Ladies' Vici Kid Blucher, patent tip, light sole $3.00
Ladies'   Dongola  Kid   Lace,    The
patent tip $2.00    Latest,
Misses'   Chocolate  Lace  and    Oxforo.
Button $1.75 tO $2.00    CoUc«e
Children's Chocolate Lace and    Extra large Eyelets.
Button $100 tO $1.50    Very Stylish        I
If you want something distinctive.
Hood Taste iS Always Individual, come and see this shot
Oood Style
We have found a manufacturer who eau make Schcol Shoes that will
wear.     All sizes and widths are here.      Briug the children !   ,    :   :
Sole Agents for the " Ralston Health Shoes."
James Maynard, 85 Douglas St., Odd Fellows' Blk.
"I'm Trying So Hard
To Forget You/'
As Sung at
By Chas. H. Deane
93 Government Street.
I'lione 1140.
Building Lots lor Sale.
Houses Built on the
R. P. Rithet St eo. Victoria, B.(
The most delicious sweetmeat now
tlie Market in Victoria and at the same
time the most wholesome is the HOME<l
factured by W. R. Hartley, 74 Yates StJ
The Week costs $1 perl
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture
PHONE  893.
ish Ale and Stout and Aerated Waters
Telephone 444.     Victoria West, B. e.
We Have the Largest Stock of Fixtures and Electric
House Fittings in B. C.
The Hinton Electric Co., Ld.
29 Government Street,    -    -    Victoria, B. C.
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton, Comox and Other Points
of Interest.
GEO.   L.   COURTNEY,   Traffic Manager.
The Old Establish ed and Popular House.     First Class Restaurant In Connection,
Meals at all Hours.
Millington & Wolfenden, Proprietors.
The Victoria is Steam Heated Throughout; has tbe best Sample Booms in the
City; and has been Re-furnished  fun 'U\ U Tiliim,
Rev. Flora Heckman
Psychic Reader
Classes  in Psychic Development,
Headings Daily.
Room 7. Balmoral Annex, Victoria, B.C] THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY, 27, 190$.
The young people who took part in the
"King of Siam" nre nrrnnging to give a
donee on Tuesday evening next. Mrs.
Lester hns kindly offered them the use
of the A. 0. U. W. hnll for thnt evening, and an energetic committee consisting of several of the young Indies nre
making arrangements for the supper nnd
music, and sending out invitations to
their friends.
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Mr. nud Mrs. Burroughs have returned
Irom England and intend remaining some
time in Victorin.
* *   *
The Hunt Club dnnce that was to have
token place ou the 23rd of Mny is in-
|- definitely postponed.
Mr. nnd Mrs. H. Briggs, of Nelson,
and formerly of Victoria, are visiting
friends in the city.   .
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Mr. Charles   ., urtele, well known !n
Victoria,  having been    in    the    Great
' Northern railroad office here   for   some
1 years, was married in Tacoma ou Fri-
! day, May the 10th, to Miss Lilly I' 1-
\ logg, of that city.    The ceremony wns
1 performed by the Rev. H. H .Gowen,
of Trinity church, Senttle, nnd took plnce
at the bride's home, 1.327 Boren nvenn\
Tacoma.   The best man was Mr. H, D.
Averill, of Vnncouver, while Miss Pas-
choll, of Seattle, acted as bridesmaid.
•The bridal couple left for thc East on
the North Const Limited, and intend re-
! maining over 'nt St. Paul nnd Chicngo
before taking lip their residence in Toronto, where Mr. Wurtele hns been ap-
' pointed ns general agent of the Grent
..orthern, having charge of all the com
pony's agencies in Eastern Canada.   A
number of Mr. Wurtelc's friends necom-
pnnk'il him to Seattle to be present Mt
t his wedding, among them Mr. 0. Phiu-
kett, Mr. A. It. Green and Mr. G. H.
Bartlett, of Vnucouver, nnd Mr. H. S.
McLean of Victorin. '
s   •   •
On Tuesday nfternoou Mr. and Mrs.
. Herbert Kent were presented by the city
officials with an illuminated address and
.a gbld pencil and gold bracelet to com-
Fmemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the
| city treasurer's marriage day.
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Mrs.  E. Patterson Spear, of Seattle,
! will give a talk upon theosophy .-.t ihe
, rooms of Mrs. Flora Heckman, Balmoral
annex   this (Saturday) evening nt   igbt
I o'clock.
flan wns H. Kjerulf's well known "Last
Night the Nightingnle Woke Me." The
tenor soloist was Mr. M. C. Reynolds,
who wns in splendid voice, his higli notes
being very clear nnd true, and his intonation of the best. "Thc Song of ;he
Lrnm," and the "Bugle Song" were ilso
given in fine style and were enthusi is-
ticully encored. These two compositions
of Dudley Buck's arc full of ninifal
spirit nnd very bright. Thc other numbers, "Good Night," by F. Kricken, nd
"A Nocturne," by I). Protheroxe were
nlso worthy of mention. For '.he
—rlon's showing in these selections, their
ability in expression nnd shnding, Mr.
Russell is indeed to be congratulated
upon his success ns lender or condneto -,
nnd it is certain thnt the club will liuAe
n good showing during their visit to Tti-i
whom the degree of. Doctor of Dental
Surgery was conferred. Among this list
of successful students were two Victorians, Mtssrs, A. A. McRae and W. J.
Rev. Flora Heckman will deliver liel
farewell address before tho Psychic lie-
search Society in the K. of P. hnll a
Sunday at 8 p.m., after which she will
leave to take up tbe work more extensively in Seattle. On Wednesday evening, the 31st inst., a farewell reception,
including n social and entertainment, will
be held in the K. of P. hall.
Young Doctor—Did you ever make a
mistake in a diffgii'Osis? Old Doctor-
Yes.- A. shabby old fellow enme into my
ollice one dny, nnd nfter I told him he
hnd only a stomach ache, and charged
him live shillings, I found out 'he was
rich enough to have had appendicitis."
When a woman is not' good looking it
is a sign she doesn't believe it.
This week cattlemen of tbe Lower
Similkameen have been taking then-
herds up the river to the summer ranges
above Princeton, snys the Hediey Onz
ette. The cattle represented in the
droves that went up on Saturday nnd
Sunday numbering possibly nbout 2,500
hend, were from the herds of Mrs. Lowe,
Mrs. Daly, Mnnuel Bnrcello, F.' Richter
nnd others. /
Mr. W. Pollnrd Grant hns taken over
the Atlin Clnim from Mr. A. C. Hirsoh-
Olto F. Weeks, Well known in newspaper circles on the const and in Winnipeg, has joined the literary staff of tliJ
Nelson Tribune.
The revelations of the methods of
-finance employed by the management of
the Equitable Life Insurance Company
arc being mnde use of ns an Inducement
for the Canadian public to invest in the
Canadian companies. This is quite
natural and legitimate, but no evidence
is being offered to show that the financia
methods of Montreal or Toronto are very
different to those of New York nnd Chicngo. So far as the average man knows,
the profits of ninny Canadian insurance
companies are estimated on a basis of a
capacity to earn from 7 to 8 per cent.;
on investments. At the present time in
Canada it is possible to earn this high
rate of interest ns the country is >?row-;
ing, nnd property, both in cities nnd
farming communities, is increasing in
vnlue. But the rnte is too high to last,;
and the profits iu the future will lessen.
Still, there is good reason to believ« thnt.
the funds of Cnnndinu companies nrf not
being used for speculative purposes, nnd!
the Equitable scandal should serve as a
warning to our Eastern financiers not to
indulge iii this form of gambling with
I lie people's money.
Robert Killnby, proprietor of n smnll
vinegar fnctory nt New Westminster, is
under arrest charged witli -arson. The
factory wns destroyed hy fire on the
lfltii inst., but it is alleged that everything except n few empty barrels had
been removed, some time previous to the
fire. The plnce curried $2,400 insurance,
and it is alleged' was worth! only about
The third Arion club concert of this
senson took place on -londny evening in
* the  Institute hall.    The club  was  assisted by Miss Clara Lewys, of Seattle,
[ a    contralto;  Miss    Miles,.  AR.C.M ,
pianist; Dr. Ii. Nash, violinist, and Mr.
G. J. Burnett, organist.     Miss   Lewys
added much to the enjoyment of the concert.    She is   a   delightful singer, her
voice being particularly sympathetic and
showing careful culture.    She sang.her
selections in a most artistic nnd finished
t manner.    Her first  song,   "Lo Cieca."
from "Lo Gioeondn," wns received wilh
hearty applause, and she gnve as an encore "My Bairnic," which was very prettily rendered.   Her next selections were
< 3.  BrahAi's "Santlmaiiwcheii," a charming German cradle song, and "A Faity
Love Song" by   C.   Willeby,   both   ol
which were duly npprecinted.    As en
.ore she gave the "Silver Ring," nnd
tins so charmed the audience that My
recalled  her again, nnd    she   sang "I
j iviiow a Garden."
Dr. It. Nnsb, who is well known to the
music lovers of Victorin, is n clever
I violinist, nnd is always listened to with
much pleasure. His rendering of Ru-
benstein's Sonata Opus 13, (a) "Moder-
nto eon moto," nnd (b) "Finale," with
piano accompaniment by Miss Miles,
was delightful, perhaps at times his piny
|ing lncked n little expression, however it
was much enjoyed and he wns obliged to
rrespond to a hearty encore. Miss Miles
is an able aceonipanyist; her touch In
....•m nnd every note in her music is dis-
I'tlnet. Mr. G. .1, Burnett rendered good
(service nt the organ.
The club choruses were all good, tlie
•voices blending beautifully, "The Sword
If Ferrara," by Billiard.being especially
Ivell rendered.   Another delightful selec-
The next number of The Week will be
of special interest to those concerned
with the future of the rapidly developing
Boundary district. An illustrated article
covering n lnrge pnrt of this district,
written by our special representative,
Mr. Percy F. Godenrath, will be published in addition to tiie usual complement
of comment on questions of the dny nnd
the news of the week.
It will interest our advertisers to know
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British Columbians are becoming alive
to tbe importance of attracting settlors.
Settlement iu some sections of the country is fairly brisk. The Okanogan valley has done very well during the past
two years, and thc movement is extend-
, iug into tbe Siuiilkunieen valley, where
large areas of good lnnd suitable for
orehnrdists and fanners arc situated.
The fruit industry also is being taken up
quite extensively in some parts of Wosi
and East Kootenay and in the Boundary
district. What is being done iu these
places could be done as easily elsewhere in the province. There is some c.\-
cellent land, suitable especially for or.-li
aids, small farms and dairying purposes
within a short distance of Victorin, nud
offering excellent facilities for transportation to the market. What is lacking
is enterprise on the pnrt of :the landowners who desire to sell but do not go.'.
iuto touch with likely buyers, lt is
probable that for some time to com,!
British Columbia will be largely depend
ent for settlers upon thc Northwest uuj
Manitoba, and a sustained effort shook!
be made nt Winnipeg und other ceutivs
to keep the advantages of our provinee
before the moving crowds. There is u
considerable quantity of bind around
Victorin which the owners are anxious
to sell, nnd they might do well to follow
the lead of the people In the Okaiiagftn
and advertise this bind in small lots for
trait growers. Large riii'as of land also
nre available in the Snnnieh peninsula
and in various parts of Vancouver Isi
nud, but little or nd effort is being made
to attract settlers. It is true, ot course,
that information is available at the Loudon office of the provincial government,
but (his is necessarily.of n general character, and the intending settler wants
definite nnd practical Information, and
this is supplied most effectively by l»'i-
vatc enterprise.
After a somewhat dull season the Vancouver World is getting lively again, and
has "discovered" an attempted "raid on
the. treasury." The twin is. familiar to
British Colurtibians Who have followed
the political history of the provinceMur-
ingthe past seven or weight years-/ In
spite of the comparative-emptiness of the
provincial treasury there appear ts be a
number of people who think there is' sufficient stuff in it to warrant a raid, but
their efforts prove abortive. We are now
informed by the World that the provincial government "proposed to subsidize
a railway company to buikl a''line
through a country into which another
company is endeavoring to push its rails
without honus of auy kind," aud tliat the
government "threatened with political
ruin the members Of their own party"
who, in effect, opposed this policy. '"'
It has never been denied that in tlie
consideration of various offers for railway construction made to the government last session there: were different
opinions entertained and expressed- in
caucus; by..'government supports.,") Indeed, it would be remarkable if'any
twenty gentlemen from different sections
of Britisli Columbia'could be found to
hold similar views as to the new"'rail-
ways most urgently needed, or as to; the
terms on which those roads should be!
constructed. 'Certainly no remarkable
unanimity of the kind existed among the
governmeut supporters; neither did it
exist among members of the opposition.
But all this tafeby tbo World" ot an attempted raid oh thertreasury by'a."rich
corporation" and. the attempt of the government to force unwilling.supporters to
swallow "the raid" is nonsense.
The, World, must know perfectly "well
that the consideration of public policy in
caucus is necessary and convenient,-but
that a government is judged only by-the
policy -agreed upon. The views expressed in caucus are not given out by loyal
members of the party to newspapers
representing/npposlng political- interests^
whatever of this sort of information is
obtained is, unreliable, and known to be
so. Tlie government of British Columbia
is on the-best of terms with its supporters in the legislature, nnd is on very
good terms nlso with the people of the-
A. remarkably able "open letter" to Sir
Wilfrid Laurier, written by the editor,
Mr. Edmund fl. Sheppard, appears in the
current issiteJ of Saturday Night, Toronto, it is not exactly nice reading for
supporters of the Premier, but it deserves
to bo widely rend. Referring to Sir Wilfrid's method of dealing with politicians
who have resisted liis -policy Mr; Slicp-
pard includes a note on our "Billy." He
says: "We remember the resistance of
Mclnnes of British Columbia, and we
henr with a tendency to a sardonic grin
of his promotion to .the Governorship of
the Yukon." Tbe letter reviews the history of Sir Wilfrid Laurier's administration and.concludes that having deceived the people nnd made use of his
power to further the interests of the Roman Catholic Church- in tlie great Northwest, he will be the last French-Canadian
who will be trusted with high office in
Cnnndn until "this country hns n definite
constitution making impossible religious
nnd racial encroachments-such ns yon
are attempting, apparently with success,"
Of the various interesting subjects for
speculation few offer more scope thnn
human, thought—aud perhaps less in the
way of definite results, i The quality of
thought has interested and puzzled many
deep thinkers, but it is conceded by the
majority tliat thought has some kind of
separate existence, and that it not only
exists but hns s natural capacity for
travelling. Thus it hns been held by
some moralists thnt n bad or disngree-
nine thought is a sort of offence against
humanity, because once launched, the
thought will travel along and invade the
minds of others. This theory has much
evidence to support*it. There have been
remarkable instances of. apparent
thought transference among writers.;
sflnie of these absolutely could have Bo
other explanation—unless tlio populnr explanation, whicli is no explanation, but is
named "co-lneiilcnce,'' be offered. But
these instances, nre not so interesting ns
those everyday examples, of thought
transference that many people accept
without wonder as common experience;
To meet, friends ,we happen to have in
our minds; to discuss without other reason some matter then    occupying    the
thought of a silent companion, are common experiences, but afford food for serious reflection, nevertheless.
I If we accept as true this separate existence of thought and its ability to
travel to other minds, we have an explanation of many of the curious phenomena of human life. We can understand,; for .instance the growth of the
war spirit in a nation, or the arousing
of the spirit of rebellion—things we read
of in, history long prior to the birth of
the newspaper. We also can understand
in some part the importance of being
cheerful. Physicians tell us that a cheer]
ful temperament is a great aid to health,
nud if we, grant this travelling capacity
of thought, it becomes a duty to others
ns well as to ourselves to cultivate cheerfulness.. It is possible that in days to
come,, when tho chnrncter of thought is
better understood, melancholy people will
be consigned to asylums constructed with
thought-proof walls, nnd the "knockers"
will be sent, to jail.
Under, such I laws, British i Columbia
would hove nn excellent chance for prosperity.
Mr. John Houston, M.P.P. for Nelson,
says in his paper, The Tribune, that he
is admittedly a "spoilsman" in politics,
and adds that "it is practiced by every
practical politician who holds office in
Canada to-day, and no other kind of
politician ever had or will have offitv m
Canada." Mr. Houston's frankness maybe admired, but it is to be hoped, very
sincerely, that he is entirely wrong.
Whnt is needed in Canada is the sort of
politician Who serves his country not for
his own good but for thnt of his country. Canada may be able to advance iu
prosperity in spite of her unfortunate
political methods because of her great
natural wealth—just as the United
States have prospered, but unless and until boodiing is cleaned out of our national
life there is danger to thc moral character of the whole community. The ouly
permanent prosperity has for its foundation n patriotic and honorable people,
and those citizens who record their vote
for a politician for the sake otwhat they
can' get from him in return, have no idea
of the! sacred Character of the ballot, and
no appreciation of the value of the free
institutions under which they live.
Mr. Houston is a politician with a
peculiar pose. He wants to be thought
unusual and he succeeds in keeping him
self before the public, but mnny years
have passed since he was known to
achieve anything but a temporary commotion in which he was the odd, ineffectual, central figure.
Percy F. Goodenrnth, one of the best
known correspondents in i the provine?,
nnd  representing The  Week, a bright
Victoria paper, arrived her Saturday in
the interests of that publication. He expects to spend a couple of weeks: in the
Boundary, and have a special descriptive article on this section in The Week
early in June.'—Phoenix Pioneer.
Tenders ifor supplies for the penitentiary at New Westminster are being advertised for in the Vnncouver Liberal
press. The advertisement is not published in this constituency because it is
regarded simply as pap, and tlie Columbian is not on the pnp list. Under Lnu-
rier, only Liberals hnve nny right to receive public money, nlthough it must be
ndmitted thnt Conservatives retain the
right to pay taxes.—New Westminster
The case of W. B. Wallace, school
teacher at Enderby, who has been committed for trial on ennrges of immorality, draws attention to the serious responsibility of school trustees in selecting
teachers. Mr. Wallnce held n ccrtificnte,
niii.l at Enderby nobody hnd henrd the
stories thnt were current in Victoria during Mr. Wallace's residence here, and
which led to his departure. The revelations thnt hnve been mnde throw considerable doubt upon the value of nny
inquiry held here into Mr, Wnllncc's conduct. If proper investigation hnd been
mnde it is probable thnt this mnn would
not hnve been nllowed to retain his certificates and would not have been appointed to the Enderby school.
Fred Stork, mayor of Fernie and owner of the local ball in which theatric»!
companies play, has boycotted The
Ledge. The agent of the "Impudent
loung Couple Co." called at this office
last week and instructed the manager
to insert nn nd. announcing thnt his
company would play in Stork's Opera
House on Friday evening. The ad. wns
put in type when n telegram was received from (lie agent nt Cranbrook Instructing The Ledge to enncel all notices.
When the show arrived in Fernie its
manager informed Tlie Ledge that Stork
would not allow the compnny to piny in
his opera bouse if they advertised in
The Ledge. Thc company came to town,
played and ■deported, but did not pay this
ollice anything, but the bill mny be settled Inter on ns The Lodge hns instructed its solicitors to attend to the matter.
—Fernie Ledge.
John Houston dins always proclaimed
himself a spoilsman in politics. When
holding office he has always given any
patronage he controlled to his supporters. No one enn charge that he
has nppointed inefficient or untrustworthy men to office, nnd kept them
in office nfter they proved themselves
inefficient or untrustworthy. No : one
can charge that he has given the patronage at his bestowal to bis opponents, or
that he allowed thoso to whom he gave
his patronnge to charge more than a fair
price for what they sold the city or the
province. This is practical politics, and
it is practiced by every practical politician who holds office, in Canada to-day,
and no other kind of politicians ever had
or will have office in Canada.—Nelson
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assortment   in-,
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Jugs, Jardinieres, Teapots, Sugars,
nhd Creams,  Bon  Rons, Trays,'
Plncqnes, etc.'
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Vases and Jardinieres; '■■:'.
$2.00 to $6.50 each    . .   ;
Naturally, there will be considerable
speculation about the choice of candidates in the election to follow Mr, Mc-
Innes's resignation in the Alberni riding.
So far, no one definitely has been proposed on either side. The election of a
supporter of the McBride administration would materially strengthen the
government at the present juncture. If
a member of the same political stripe of
Mr. Mclnnes is elected, it will leave matters in the position they are nt the present time.—Tlie Colonist.
The remarks made recently to the public press by Mr. H. Stikeman, general
mannger of the Bank of British North
America, arc full of encouragement fji-
the right kind of citizen in Britisli Columbia. After having had our ears
deafened for months past by the tearful
bowlings of unscrupulous politicians,
who hove not hesitated to blacken the
province's reputation, and business prospects for the sake Of securing the 'voles
of the white-livered dupes who'limp -,n
their train, it is refreshing to hnve rhn
unbiassed opinion of n man of prominence in the outside financial world. Th-it
his opinion should have been so satisfactory is, of course, still more refreshing.
The only pity of it is that a provincial
press whicli can always find space in
which to print the lachrymose ululntious
of the hayseed and the professional
politicians on the wrong side of ilio
House, will probably overlook Mr. Stike-
man's cheering remarks.—B. C. Mining
From the Boundary district subscriptions have been received during the week,
ns follows:
A. Erskino Smith, Grand Forks; British-American Trust Co., Grand Fqrks;
George A. McLeod, manager McKinley
mines, Grand Forks; Eastern. Townships Bonk, Grand Forks; Arthur
Rainey, Grand Forks; Brown & MeKie,
proprietors Boundary Iron Works, Grand
Forks; William H. Covert, Carson; F.
Russell, Victoria Hotel, Gjrand Forks;
Grand Forks Liquor Company, Grand
Forks; Yale Hotel, Grand Forks; P.
G. S. Gordon, M. D., .Phoenix; George
Burns & Co., Greenwood; Bank of Britisli North America, Greenwood; Julius
Mueller, Phoenix; M, H. Roy, proprietor
vieTORia. B.e.    .
NOTICE is hereby, given that the
reservation' covering   Graham, Island,
Queen Charlotte Group, notice ot which <
was published in the British Columbia
Gazette and dated 30th January, 1901,,
has been cancelled, aud that Crown lands '
thereon will be open to sale, pre-emption
and other disposition under the. provisions of the Land Act, ou aud after the j
21st July next.
W. 8. GORE;:
Deputy Commissioner of Lands und]
. Works. " ■  '
Lands and Works Department, "..
Victoria, B. C, 20th April, 190?.
Sealed tenders will be receiver! by thai
undersigned, up to noon of Wednesday, Sift
Msy, 1006, from say person who may desire
to obtain a lease, nnder the provisions of
section 42 of the "Land Act," for the purpose ot cutting timber therefrom, ot • timber limit situated on Vancouver Island,
known as Lots 290, 291, 292, Clayoquot District, containing ln the aggregate 1,086
The competitor offering the highest cash
bonus win be entitled to a lease ot th*
limits for a term of twenty-one years.
Each tender must be accompanied by s
certified cheque, made payable to the nn-1
Aerslgned, to cover the amount of the first.
year's rental ('227.25), and the amount of 1
bonus tendered, and also a certified cheque
for $1,169.40, being the cost of cruising snd I
surveying the limits.   The cheques will be
at once returned to    unsuccessful    competitors. ,i ..'_ UiaU,
W. 8. GORE,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands k Works.
Lands and Works Department.
Victoria, B. C, 4th May, 1905.
the Miners' Exchange, Phoenix; J. E.4.
Almstrom, proprietor tho Norden Hotel,
Phoenix; Robert Barr, proprietor Butte I
Hotel, Phoenix; Miss Pearl Strove, box]
78, Phoenix; Danny   Deane,   Phoenix;
Judge J. R. Williams,   Phoenix; J. H.I
Graham, box 12, Phoenix; F. J. Wilms,!
Phoenix; Ed. Brown, Phoenix-;IiWillianu
Dunn, Phoenix; T.- Roderick, Phoenix;!
Mny or   George   Rumbergor,   Phoenix; I
Summit Hotel, .Phoenix;   O. B.. Smith, j
superintendent Granby mines, Phwnlx;
H.   Collins,   superintendent,   Brooklyn^
Stomwindor mines,   Phoenix;   Imperial]
Hotel, Greenwood,   Total, 32.
Dr. Duncan, formerly of Victorin, hasj
opened n practice in Vernon. "
Tlie Week stands corrected by a coun-|
try paper.    Tlle Duncans    wnterworksj
scheme is to cost $10,000, and hot $
000, ns stated iu last issue. THEt vWEEK/SATURDAY, ;MAY,; !#*$$»
The School at fllq99
Chalmers' Farm.
'  It was called Chalmers'  ::Schoolbouse
becaus^e it was built on a corner of David
Ohftlmcw'flarm.   It stood; on   a   spot
;where four roads met—one leading di-
'rectly to Belleville, the county town of
|    Hastings, another passing through Koss-
lyn, a village which; owned a foundry
and a small   Presbyterian   kirk.    The!
aching muscles' brought penitence when
nn else was of no avail.
Miss Maegfegor'S face strongly resembled that of our good Queen Victoria,
and her bearing had much of the same
dignity. Though slie was not sought in
marriage, and while she could not be
called attractive in a feminine sense,
other:two roads.led into the back town-j Janet Macgregor was a "character".in
ships, which were sparsely settled and J the country, and her methods of instruc-
dcpended voir,Belleville and; Rosslyn for
their inspiration nnd progress. The
schoolhouse was constructed in the most
primitive style nnd nfter the rudest form
| of architecture. Its furniture consisted
of a desk and deal chair for the use of
the 'teacher,' and backless benches tot
the boys and girls, who as yet were un-
I;' ;6bnlcioui'"'bf tfie:labor rind honor "thajt
J "awaited" them.   "'Under' these shocks of
' tousled hair lay the brains that were to
work out the destiny of our young court-
|  try, and in -those untried arms wus the
, muscle which was to hew the way out
' of, the wilderness into the open of Canada's, young history.  A large blackboard
! adorned the ■ wairbehind the desk, while
'■ on either side hung huge maps of England and Canada.   The furniture of tlie
desk consisted of the roll book, an inkstand of plain design, and the all-power]
I.-,ftil birch)7whicii stung:the derelicts into
mmi 'orderV'^y -TJOflUUTB
Miss Janet Macgregor, a Scottish iui-
[ migrant; "and a teacher of the old school,
! knew .well .how to wield tho roil. She
was a sworn foe to laziness and lies, and
I the urchin who had managed to run. tbe
' gauntlet at home had to throw up his
tion were studied and copied by | the
young men of the surrounding townships
who were trying—sometimes vainly—lo
train the Canadian "Young Idea." The
examinations, which were oral1 ahd not
at all.after the manner of the modern
public school' torture, were': usually sea-
sous of delight, as various games of skill
were held which sharpened the juvenile
wits and memories as many modern
methods hardly pretend to do.    ■
There was a spelling match, when the
boy or girl "who hnd spelled the school
down" received all honor and a prize;
which usually consisted of a book of
poems with the name of the winner writ1
ten on the fly:leaf by the inspector. There
was the mental arithmetic competition;
in which the fox-aud-hnre problem figured
and which was nearly always won by
Dick Addison or! May Chalnicrs, both
famous for their feats with figures. The
parsing gave another exciting contest,
when nouns and pronouns, verbs and adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions were
allotted their lawful place and relations
to each other, ... ,_ ■        --Y   "
I remember'being called at' one of these
examinations when I was only a very
arms (and hold out his hands) before the small girl, to go~to'the map and bound
[.!tH^O'?lna1n. wh(? saw through subter-1 uUS8ia—it was as difficult a task to. me:
fuges and brought  to   light his hidden
i besetments.  When, her clarion voice rang
ii out clear and strong, "Coom to the desk,
ltoobert Seels, coom awa'," a tremor of
fenc coursed along our young spines, for
we did not know on what day or at what
hour we might be called.   Bobby Sills,
who was the imp of the school, always
.took his birching with placid fortitude,
.Which won the admiration and pity of the
cuds and burdened him wit., the envy of
fcie boys! causing him to fight many a
| battle to. prove his courage.
If Janet Macgregor's treatment wns
I heroic, it was also wholesome, and the
ministers, lawyers and doctors who were
fought by her during the thirty years of
I her professional work, and who are now
among our empire-builders; owe their first
spurring towards fame to the birch
Whieli lay so watchfully on tlie desk of
the old schoolhouse, The attempt. of
..rs, Partington to sweep back the ocean
I with, her broom was ns useless as for the
scholars of;, Chalmers' Schoolhouse to
hope to appease the wrath of Miss Macgregor or to stay her avenging hand
I when once she had convicted a boy or
girl of "telling a lee."
Her dress also bore, testimony to her
'force of character, for never, under any
circumstances, on any occasion, however
festive, was she known to wear an ornament or a fol-de-rol. No frills or laces
or trinkets ever hung from her neck or
nrms. Her hair, which was abundant,
was put buck smoothly from her low,
-brond forehead and gathered into a comfortable knot nt the back of her sensible
head. Her plain linen collar was pinned
on her dress with no bow or brooch to
[give it completeness. Her gown was invariably a brown calico with white dots,
nnd her bonnet a black straw "poke"
rimmed with' ribbon whicli terminated
in, strings,, She always wore stout shoes,
which added force to her authority, for,
v?hen we stodd np in class woe fell on
the luckless toes which strayed outside
the chalk-mark drawn to define our position! Without warning she would plant
ker generous feet and-heavy'shoes firmly
bn the offending members, and n groan
pf distress followed which gave us an
Impulse townrds obedience".
The dunce's cap, which was kept lock-
»d up in her desk, frequently adorned
ue empty head of Bobby Sills.   On the
irst day of my experience ns a pupil, thc
ight which greeted me wns Bobby, sent-
d on the piatform on a throe-legged
tool, the dunce's enp perched on his
ed hnir nud his right band held high
(yer his head. This was an extra mode
f punishment, which wns resorted to
,'hen whipping fniled, for the torture of
then ns it is: to the more cupneibus
brains of the modern statesman. Being
seized with stage fright, I''began to cry,
and was condemned to defeat by the;
stern voice: "Go to your sent." But one
of the young teachers who had come to
sit at Miss Macgregor's large feet played1
the Good Samnritnn nnd took me on his
knee, dried my ten rs with n lnrge red
handkerchief and presented me with a
huge "bull's-eye" hnd n copper. No
modern bon-bons nre so sweet ns wus
thnt red-nnd-whitc treasure, nnd no bill,
of however lnrge a denomination, is in? 11'
so valuable ns thnt one "sou" was to the
defeated and humiliated little girl who
failed to bound Russia.
Our copy-books were displayed :is
specimens of penmanship, uud, though
not much could be said truthfully concerning thein, there wns one buy, Al
Graham, who wns acknowledged n
genius. Such flourishes in his capitals,
such long nnd graceful tails nt tiie ends
of his sentences, such wonderful figures
of birds and reptiles were woven into
the woof of his writing, thnt we nil stood
nmazed at the greatness of bis exploits.
iie invariably took the prize for writing,
and we were proud to hnve it so, lor lie
was the most popular boy in the school.
tie was the only one who hnd never been
disciplined by the birch-rod—tbe only
one who had never answered tlie dread
summons, "Coom to the desk, sir-r-iT"
The most important examination in ihe
school, however, wns the one in history,
Our text-book wns the synopsis found in
ho "Fifth Book of Lessons." As my
memory wns considered remarkable for
so smnll a person, I wns called to the
platform at the mature age of ten and
asked to give the Roman emperors and
their "characteristics," also the chief
events of each reign, No words in thc
English language can describe the inflated condition of my small personality
as I rolled the huge nnmes glibly from
my tongue—Augustus, Tiberius, Cnli-
gula, Claudius—until, arriving nt Nero,
I wns asked to give an nocount of his
persecutions of the Christians nnd of his
tragic end. The small illuminated cards
of merit, dnintily inscribed, were nil we
needed ns rewards, and thoy soem to
me more artistic than many of Ihe daubs
so common to-day.
Of course the teacher "boarded round,"
spending two weeks nt ench home. The
pnrents looked for her coining as for. one
who would strengthen their hnnds, for
there wns no soft sentimentality about
Jauet Macgregor, no petting of the prettiest one, no favoring tho brightest one,
but a calm, clear judgment which dealt
unfailing justice.   During her temporary
Stay at the homes of the neighborhood,
an air of tempered festivity filled the
air, to tho delight of the youngsters, although they kept far from the inner
sanctuary called the best room, which
was her sitting-room during her stay.
At meal time she talked with ense of
Scotcli affairs, both of church nud state,
.tier creed consisted of two articles, to
winch we all might subscribe: "Fear
God,; aud pay your debts." She used to
sny thnt, if you owed no man, you had
done your duty to your neighbors. She
lived up to her creed, for she wns never
known to fear any human creature, great
or small, and she never made the smallest
purchase,, unless she had (he necessary
funds in her shabby brown purse.
Not long ngo, afler wandering in the
wilderness for forty years, I returned to
the Cunnau of my youth, and one nfteis
uoon I put a suu-bonnot on and starter)
for the ruins of the old schoolhouse, tot
it has been deserted for many yenrs, ii
flourishing. new public school having
taken it»:pUice in the village of Plain*-
ville. I sat among the stones of the old
school's foundation, aud the soft glamo^
of the day nnd the ..roniiig of tho locusts
must have given, me sleep. As I sat
there, the boys and girls came flocking
around ine—Bobby Sills, witli the snme
impish grin ou his face that he wore
when be made grimaces at me the first
day I went to school; Fred Clarke's
bright face nud merry laugh; May Chalmers', sweet voice and brown eyes, nnd
Sarah, Storey's mischievous giggle were
all around me.
"Why," I cried, i<red Clarke, I
thought you were dend. Yon died, you
know, with typhoid fever."
He laughed i and answered, "There is
no death. It is only nn illusion of mortals.".
"May Chambers," I exclaimed, "I;
thought you had married nud—and died,;
leaving six children." Her laugh was;
like the sweetest music as she looked at!
Fred Clarke. Then Miss Macgregor
came from their midst, but she hnd no
rod iu her hand.
■"We saw you coming," she snid, "and
we thought wo should meet you here, for
we aro never fnr iram too old school-
The sound of wjl$g!s invoke me, nnd ns
I went back tp the old homestead, carrying my sun-boilnet by the strings, ns I
thoiight ou days that were gone, I fell a
strange thrill, as though Iho burdens of
forty years {ind been suddenly lifted.—
iSational Monthly.
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3 Dozen for 50 cents.
Johnston's Seed Stori
eity Market.
Tel. 31*1
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Be Sure You Get j ;'
Stevenson Macadam, the well known analyst, of London, certifies these whiskies
to be absoluaely pure.
Radiger & Jauion, General Agents for British Columbia and tiie Yukon District.
The Sandon Mining Standard', with its
new editor, Geo. Huston, canio out last
Week as a bright, business-like paper,
determined to put up a big fight for better returns from smelters and railroads
for tho silver-lead producers of the
Slocan. The paper evidently understands its business, and1 should prove a
strong ally for tlie miners.
The Slocan Drill has gone under, and
the editor and1 proprietor, Mr. C. E.
Smitlieringale, bids Slocan City farewell
in his last issue, of May 12. Mr. Smith-
erliigtlhlo announces that there has been
"lack of siitlicient business to maintain
life." The paper lias been riming some
yenrs, and has done good service to the
"Silvery .Slocan," but times have been
bad in the lowns of that district, and it
has proved (lie graveyard of quite a
number of newspapers, Tlie Standard,
of Sandon, is now. I ho only paper in the
Slocnii', Mr. Sriiithcriiigule is reported to
be moving iiis plant to Hedley i'n the
We make a specialty of Undertaking, and can give the best possible
service for the reason that:
We Have Everything Modern both for the Embalming Process and for
General Work.
We Are Commended by those who have employed us.
Our Prices are always reasonable.
We Carry a Large and Complete Line of every class of Undertaking Goods.
Our experienced certificated staff are promptly available at any time,
night or day.
Attention is called to these facts because we recognize that those requiring Undertaking Services ought to have the best.
Among recent arrivals in the realm of
the British Columbia press are "The
Okiiungun," a small weekly issued by
Could Bros, nt Vernon, nnd the Cowichan News, published and edited by H.
Smith, al' Dunca'ns, Both papers doubtless will contribute towards tlie good
ennse to winch the press is devoted.
Fred 3. Smyth, o£ the Moyie Leader,
is about to enlarge his paper to the
7-tfoiuinu sue, iVliieli is evidence that
Moyie is moving nhend. Mr. Smyth has
had a hard struggle at limes in the past
to keep going—like ninny other journalists in tills province
A copy of die first issue of the Nicola
Herald is to hand, It is concluded by
Mr. lt. A. Krasor, formerly of the
Lillooet Prospector, who announces dint
he will do all in his power to further the
best interests of the district'. - We wish
Mr. Fraser good luck in his new enterprise.
At Van A'ndn on th© evening of the
Oth a public meeting wns held in tlie old
reading room to discuss needed improvements on the island. Mr, Alfred Raper,
J. P., was voted to tho chair, nud Mr.
E. A. Melville was appointed secretary.
Messrs. Alex. Grunt, A. Jess, A. Hanson, H. de Greek, AV. S. Plautn, J. R.
Abrains and others addressed tho meeting, speaking nbout the condition of the
roads and requirements in this nnd other
respects. A committee, consisting of
Messrs. E. A. Melville, A. G. Deighton
and Henry Piercy, wns appointed to
draft resolutions. Thc fact that Texndo
is now a part of tho Alberni district, but
flint nobody representing thnt district
ever visits the island was somowlint
severely commented upon. All the island
received Inst yenr wns $400—bnrely suf-
fk'eiit to reconstruct temporarily the
bridges and cutouts, which were destroyed by the disastrous bush fires, nnd lenv-
ing Willing nt nil for the much needed
roads, trails and repairs thereto. On tho
motion of Mr. Planla, the meeting resolved Hint it approved the resolutions
of the committee, and that the same
should be forwarded to the provincial
government. The meeting adjourned to
moet on receipt of the government's
50 Cents ner Month*   All
the Latest Novels
86 Yates Street.
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Building Material,
120 Sonroient St,       WA, fi. C.
Pretty Juliette Chandler, lately with
the PlattjFanning Stock Company, is
now slurring with Russell Heed, who
plnyed heavy pnrts with tho same
organization, in tho Crow's Nest nnd
Alberta country. She is playing in tlio
English comedy, "That Imprudent Young
Couple," and the show was in Oranbrook last week.
The National Monthly of Canada for
May opens with the usunl department,
"The Nation's- Progress," in which current lopics of national interest are discussed. The special illustrated articles
include "In New Ontario Beforo the
Uailway," by James W. Barry; "A New
Form of Combine," nn interesting description of the Consolidated School System In Canada; a short sketch of tho
Cnnndinu fisheries ns   a money-making
Assembly1 Dancing Rcademy
Mesdames Dickinson & Simpson will
resume their dancing classes Saturday,
October ist, Assembly Hnll, Fort St.
Monday afternoon, children's fancy
dances, 3. 30 to 5. p.m.
Monday evening, beginners' classes.
Tuesday evening, Cotillon Club.
Thursday, Social Night, 8.30 to 11 p.m.
Friday afternoon, children's private
Saturday afternoon, general class, 2.15
Private Lessons Given.
Northern Light, No. 5935.
a .O. P.
Meet, ind and 4U1 Wednesday in each mouth
In K. of I'. Hall, Douglas St. visiting member*
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Cliiel Ranger" «
W. P. Pullcrton
Juvenile Ancient Order of Foresters
Court No 1 meets first Tuesday in each month
al K. of 1'. Hall. Adult foresters are always
welcome. S. I.. Redgrave, President; B, A.
l.alceu, Secretary.
sporl; and a timely paper on tho nation's
agricultural development. As lighter
features t'he number lias six short stories
and eight pages of bright extracts from
current magazines. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1905
The Biwman Lumber Compnny, Arrowhead.
Fruit Growing in the Boundary.
By Percy.K. Godeurath,   Travelling Correspondent of The Week
ing markets, a fine climnte and comparative freedom from pests, fruit growers in
the Boundary have nn exceedingly promising future," he concluded.
This is tlie evidence of a practical man,
speaking from actual experience gained
in the Boundary. My next article will
include a brief sketch of the pioneer of
the fruit industry—William Henry Covert. Farmer Covert come to the Kettle
river nnd look up n homestend just 20
years ago. Within Ihe past w-eek lie disposed of the last of his 10-acre plots-,
having subdivided his estate, and will in
the future be in receipt of a comfortable
competence thnt entitles him in his declining years to retire from the arena of
dally toil, and1 to look back with some
degree of satisfaction on the scene of his
pioneering— for the Boundary was indeed
a howling wilderness unacquainted With
t'he fertility of its own resources, wheu
lie first started to wrest a livelihood from
the soil.
Telephone 341.
91% Fort St.   Victoria
Travelling Correspondent of The Week.
It is now two years since I last visited the "Boundless Boundary," and it is
n plensure fo record the wonderful advancement this section of the province
has made. Columns could1 toe written
nlono on its vast mineral resources, and
in n future issue I purpose telling of
some of the "sights" that the toilers have
unfolded in tlie bowels of Old Mother
Enrth; that the skillful metallurgist lias
wrought in the economical hnndling nnd
smelting of the ores, and of the progress
of fhe numerous towns, ever keeping
pace with the rapid development of the
metal industry. It is a magnificent district throughout! A district in tlie years
fo come that will support thousands upon
thousands of a thrifty population, and in
the production of one metal alone—copper—become the envy of nny similnr nrcn
throughout i'he world. Besides its known
mining resources the Boundary hns much
to commend it from fhe point of the
agriculturalist nnd horticulturnlist. Now
Hint ntteiitiou is being directed to British Columbia for i'fs possibilities of
fruit culture tlie claims of this district;
its amble valleys and mountain slopes;
its desirable climate and excellent soils
mny well be set forth, nnd so I shall devote myself exclusively fo outlining tbe
merits of thc district for fruit culture in
this issue of Tlie Week.
A visit to the district cannot fail to
forcibly impress on file mind that an ern
of cultivation has really set in. For
years tbo' agricultural resources of the
Kettle river valley in the vicinity of Cascade City and Grand iForks, and further
west between Midway and Rock Creek
hnve been locally known and appreciated. Now homesteads are being secured
nlong tlie North and West (Forks of the
some river. The valley of Boundary
creek between Eholt and Midwny shows
many signs of patient husbandry in new-
clearings nnd young orchnrds. Old-fimers
who took up large tracts are following
tlio example set by the Oknnngnn, and
nre dividing their farms into smaller
holdings of 10 and 20 ncres, which find n
ready sale. Such estates as the Covert
and McConnell, near the "Gateway
Cily" hnve been cut up, nnd fhe former
lias sold out his last plot. The new
owners of the McConnell rnnehe, Messrs.
N. "McLelinri and Ernest Miller, hnve
just started, nnd before the survey was
completed found purchasers for mnny
plots. Near Greenwood, the slopes of
the mountains bordering on Boundary
creek and the nrnble bottom hinds have
patches of orchards, plowed fields and
young crops. Mfflkets nre to be hnd right
nt the doors of the farther, nnd mining
camps demand the best of luxuries in tlie
eating line. The ever expanding growth
of the mining industry assures a future
for the filler of thc soil unsurpassed elsewhere in the interior.
Generally spenking the commercial
aspect of British Columbia's horticulture
has within the pnst decade mnde such
progress ns to be little short of phen-
omlnal. A fuller recognition of tlie
favorable climatic nnd soil conditions hns
been nccompnnicd by n vigorous effort
on tlie pnrt of the fruit growers to produce nn nrtlclc that will hold its own in
competition with nny fruit' grown on tho
continent.   The gradual enpturing of the
markets ens: of tho Rocky Mountains by
our fruit is an assuring proof of success.
While little fruit hns been sent out of the
Bouidnry by local    orchnrdists, for the
home consumption hns taken everything
that can be raised, the time is yet to
come when this   section will contribute
its   shnre   to   supplying, the   .outside
market, nnd the Boundary is certainly
favorably situated, by reason of itsj-rnil-
way facilities, to hold its own.  Spenking
of the industry,   Martin   Burrell,   proprietor of tho   Riverside   Nurseries   at
Grand Forks, and an authority on the
subject, outlined "or mo the possibilities
this section of tne province offers to intending orchnrdists.    I might here add
tliat Mr. Burrell, before   coming West
wns prominently identified with   the industry, having been for years lecturer for
the Ontario Farmers' Institute, the Ontario Fruit' Growers'    Association   nnd
was also in charge of   the tender fruit
section of .the government experimental
station in the Niagara district.   He said
in speaking of the province generally nnd
with' particular reference fo local conditions:   "Britisli Columbia is fairly free
from the worst insect pest of   the east.
Three of the most formidable, viz., the
iian Jose.scale; the eodlin moth rind the
plum curcniio are practically unknown.
Tho pear nnd    cherry   slug   (Selnndrin
cernsi) and tlie bud moth nre more or
less injurious in, tbo Western   districts,
but I have not seen either of them in the
Kettle River valley.   But the grent advantage of this and other contiguous valleys over the const nud lower .mainland
districts from the   horticultural   standpoint lies in its immunity from serious
fungous   diseases.     This   is   uoubtlees
owing to the altitude.   We arc here, iu
i'he Boundary, some 1,700 to 2,000 feet
above sea level, and the   "rot"    of thc
plum (inonilin fructigenn and "scab" of
the apple (fusiclndium) are   practically
unknown.    Exemption from   these two
diseases which so greatly diminish the
profits of fruit culture in Eastern Canada, nnd which seriously injure plums,
apples, etc., in oilier parts of the province should be, and is,   a factor   of the
greatest importance to the fruit growers
of the district."
Regarding the notable growth of fruit
free that is remarked by all visitors, ho
continued: "In addition to our freedom
from the most injurious insect and
fungous scourge's, mention must' be
made of the truly wonderful growth of
nil fruit trees—nn eloquent testimony to
tho richness of the soil—and of another
highly important feature, viz., that nil
classes nf fruit' trees come into hen ring
nt a considerably earlier age than in the
East. The coolness of our nights somewhat retards the ripening period of some
fruits, nnd on this account it is doubtful
if grnpc growing will be u commercial
success. Berries do extremely well,
some of our varieties of. strawberries
spclnlly being i'he finest fruit I have seen
in twenty years' experience on this continent. Fine peaches and sweet cherries
have been grown, but the severe cold of
an occasional winter will doubtless do
more or less injury to these tender fruits
and for commercial purposes they should-
be planted more sparingly I'hnn plums,
crabs apples, pears, etc., with which success is assured. In brief I can unhesitatingly say Hint with our ever expand-
For Sale or Lease.
Horse and Cattle Ranches
Irrigated Plots for fruit
and Vegetables, Hav
Lands, Cultivated
and Wild.
in LEA
No sooner hns an enterprise that promises to be of great industrial benefit to
the province been launched thnn nn effort is sure to be mnde by some one to
I deal it n blow. ' Whnt is   known    as
"knocking" is o. two kinds,   legitimnte
nnd illegitimnte.   The former is justified
when it is cnlculnted to honestly protect
the public or the investor in some scheme
thnt has purely the exploitation of enpi-
tal in view, and is not meritorious in itself.   The latter is the weapon of n mnn
who is envious of the success of    his
neighbor or has an axe to grind.   It is
quite common in British Columbia   and
assumes various forms.   Wc referred the
other day to the success of the Western
Pulp & Paper Company flotation in London, nnd dwelt to some extent upon the
importance of the establishment of the
paper industry on this const.    We understand from very reliable sources thnt
n most determined effort wns mnde   in
Grent Britain in finnncinl circles to injure the prospects of the flotation there,
nnd, if possible, detent it altogether. We
shall not sny from .what interests thc
opposition came, but it was inspired by
British Columbia people.   One of the difficulties which the promoters had to encounter wns statements of a prejudicial
character, and had not some of the investors taken the trouble nnd gone to
the expense to investigate for themselves,
the "knockers" in question   would    no
doubt hnve been successful.   One cannot
conceive the object of such tactics.   If
tlie opposition came from competitors in
the same market it wns very foolish, because success in tlie money market iu
nny particular direction conduces to further success in the same direction; nnd
failure conduces to further failure.    If
it arises out of pure spite, it, of course,
carries with it it's own    condemnation.
However, opposition is not confined to
the money market.   Now thnt the enterprise hns beeii successfully financed, we
Uud thnt the Loggers'    Associntion   of
Vnncouver want the government to prevent the company from securing the limits acquired under  contract   under  the
provisions of the Lnnd Act, now reponl-
ed.   J. S. Emerson, president of this association, hns written a long letter to the
press of a most damaging character, in
which it is set out that tlie object of
(he company wns not to obtain in good
faith timber suitable for the manufacture of pulp, but thnt it wns nn nttempt
to obtain by fraud, misrepresentation and
surreptitious methods lnnds, 85 per cent.
of the timber on which is suitnblp only
for thc manufacture of lumber.    This
might be a more serious matter than it
is if Mr.  Emerson represented a large
clement of the logging interests of the
coast, but from information wc have received, tlie membership is made up of
persons principally in his own employ.—
The Colonist.
Properties have Buildings, are fenced
well watered and contain sufficient timber for domestic purposes, excellent
fishing and shooting in the Lillooet aud
Ashcroft and Cariboo Districts.
For further information, ternis and
prices wtite     	
P. O. Box 48, ASHCROFT, B.e.
The King Edward
The most modern hotel in thel
city. European and American^
plan.    Rates $i to $5.
The Dallas
The only seaside resort in Victoria. Situated overlooking the
Straits of Juan de Fuca and the
majestic Olympia Mountains.
American plan. $2.50 and up.
The Vernon
The leading commercial hotel
with ample sample room accom-i
modation.    $2. and $2.50 per day]
The above hotels are all tinder tile man»!
agement of
Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson. >
Guests are requested to wrjte of, wlrel
for rooms. Bus meets all steamboats antfj
Attention is called to Sec. 22 of the
"Waterworks Regulation By-Law, 1900,"
which rends as follows: ''No person shall
sprinkle, or use iu any manner whatsoever, the water supplied by the City upon
lawns, gardens, yards, or grounds of any
description, except between the hours of
5 aud 9 in the morning, and the hours
of 5 and 10 in the evening, unless the
water so used be supplied by meter.
Water Commissioner.
City Hall, 4th May, 1905.
Mullin, Gerald Geo. Moffntt, Geo.
HuroM' Boulton; No. 2 Co., Fernie— j
Provisional lieutenant, Alfred Storck.
At Fernie last week, a mnn named
Derbyshire was acquitted by Judge
Forin of a charge of having carnal
knowledge of a girl under 14 yenrs of
nge. His Honor held flint tlio evidence
was insufficient to justify him in giving
tlio accused the minimum sentence—14
years—for this offence, and expressed a
doubt whether the case might not have
been concocted by the mother ns a means
of extorting money.
Write me for paiticulars ot British^
Guides and Outfits furnished.
Prank Rushton
All thc bent varieties
3 years old.   Will bear this season.
Box 85, tSIty.
" A Cent Saved Is a Cent Gained. <
Purchase your "Cut Rate Esquimau!
Car Tickets" at the "Savoy Cigar Stand/I
By this method you can save enough tel
purchase your tobacco. A full line oil
Smokers' Requisites always on hand. :
Tickets will be furnished patrons only.
Geo, C Anderson, Prop. Savor Cigar Stand. ■
Price's Gold Medal Brand Bat
sup, Pickles and Sauce are con«
df ments that should be in every]
house.  Price and quality second
to none.
A by-law to raise $100,000 for municipal wafer and sewer system is to bo
submitted to the ratepayers of Fernie.
Hon. R. F. Green, chief commissioner of lands nnd works, hns been
touring through West nnd East Kootenny, inquiring into locnl needs coming
under his department.
Appointments in the East' Kootenay
Rifles hnve been made as follows: No.
1 Co., Fernie—Captain James McEvoy;
provisional lieutenants, John Hugh Me-
Tlie contract for tho Bank of "Commerce building in Ornnibrook has beeh
let to Broley Bros., of Fernie.
Little Helen wns n firm believer in
prayer, nnd wns taught always to attend
family devotions. During a season of
drought, one morning her father snid I'o
her: "Do not let me forget to have a
special prayer for rain to-night, as the
want of it is causing much suffering and
mnny deaths among animals." Her
father hnd hardly left the house when
little Helen, thinking she would do much I
good by anticipating her father's prayer (
for rain, ran upstairs and, falling on her 1
knees, prayed for the much-needed rain.
Tliat afternoon tbe town in which she
lived was visited by a severe electric
shower—bams were unrooted aud much
damage done. Helen, with the ready
faith of childhood, thinking it was all in
answer to her prayer, ngnin fell on her
knees, exclaiming, "Lord, what have I
Farms and Ranches For Sate orf
Write for information   regarding the|
fruit growing sossibilities ot
the district.
Martin Beattie
Realty and Investment Broker
P.O. Box 106, Kamloops, B.e"
Guest—This is t'ho fourth time I've
rung for ice wnter! Bell Boy—I know it,
sir, but the hotel is full of people that
were nt thnt same banquet', and every
time I started down the hall to your
room somebody reached ont and snatched1
the pitcher!
Merchant Tailor.]
Ladles' and Gents Suits MadeJ
To Order.
Fit Guaranteed.
John Holder, a young man resident fori
a* few months pnst in Vietoria, was arfl
rested in New Westminster recently on ll
charge of having obtained goods nndeij
false pretences from certain tradespeople
of this city. He was brought up beforij
Police Magistrate Hall on Tuesday ant'l
remanded until next Monday. He vittf
unable tn get bail. It is alleged that h'l
obtaiucd credit by representing that h'|
was heir to a fortune of £15,000. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 27, 190$;
|A man's life is puuctuntcd with vows.
Looking backward I seem to see them,
|ie behind the other, standing! like mile
(tines nlong the "road I have travelled,
pinetimes, in the dead of night, when I
linnot sleep, I see them in the shape of
|u-rowful-looking    tombstones—marking
burin i grounds of good impulses.
I The trouble begins with mnny of us
More we hnve nny power to prevent it.
|eople who'are old enough to know bet-
plant a vow for us at our baptism,
we ore doomed to follow up the pre-
Ident, erecting these ghostly toinb-
fcnes nt intervals for the rest of our
ays. It is our fate, and we cannot es-
ppe it. t
I Then come tlie vows of boyhood. I
kn recoil one of mine very well. It
rns tnken in n hay loft in which there
[as no hay, but instead many green
|)ples.   Tliere were five of us there, aud
1 took a very solemn vow, with the aid
If a knife, to the effect that we would
ltfwnys be true to each other in life, and
lot if one of us died he should, appear
Ii ghostly form to the other four to ou-
Juincc his decease! I do not know in
flint quarter of the wide world those
fur friends of my youth may be, but
lirtainly no one of them, has yet visited
be in ghostly style—and if one did I fear
[should hardly recognise him.
I The vows of boyhood ore perhaps the
Ins: serious. Without nctunlly forget-
|ug them they pass into tho background
the memory. They aro part and
jircel of boyhood, and: boyhood really
ks iu giving birth to manhood.
..nter in life come the greater   vows.
pw of us nre quite true to them; and
pth each lapse something of the finer
tie of character is lost, Tliere are the
&ws of young manhood, made to mother,
ster, or sweetheart; made at the tliresh-
jd of real life, when we aro going
Ivay from thc old home iuto tlie world
fctside the familiar gates—the world
got must make or break us. How full
enthusiasm   we   were   then!   How
padfnstly we could look forward   into
IWell—that kind of vow is never quite
Irgotten. No nintter how low we may
ill, thnt little mile-stone is always visile to us nt thoughtful moments. Maybe
lot, r.lthough so often broken, thnt vow
Ins good for us. But alas for .those
pws made afterwards, rashly made in
foments of despair, of evanescent re-
(Think of thnt lnst mile-stone you plnnt-
How virtuous you felt—how full of
Irong determination I Perhaps it was
I'atered with tears, so thnt in the arid
nrth around it little flowers of repent-
fcice sprang up to scent the sunlight?
Presently you passed on, leaving it be-
Jfnd you iu the road, to become another
tombstone— forgotten except on occasions
t-hen you see it standing, bnck there in
(10 pnst, u silent witness to   n   broken
FTherc nre humorous vows made in
laturity, too. A few months ago a
riend of mine, who smokes a great deal
po niuch, enmc to me with a proud look
his eyes nnd n superior smile on his
'?    Iflffi
fl hnvo given up something," he   hn-
nunced.   "I   slmll   not   smoke another
Igor—or    anything    else—until     next
look incredulous, ns I felt.
k"I menu it," pursued my   infatuated
jend.   "I'll bet you a new hat on it."
Thnt wos about the   third   week   in
Ipril.   I took the bet, and won my new
ft the first week in Mny.
flint sort of vow is the most difficult to
ep.   There is nothing so hnrd to over-
ne ns a habit.   And, in my opinion,
Plenty of Things for PICNIC LUNCHES
Ammr M
\V   .V,  W*
V/e have many different things to help
you fix up a dainty and. nourishing picnic lunch.
.   A special lino of nice potted Ments,
Biscuits, Jellies nnd Jams, Drinks, etc.
Armour's Lunch Tongue, l's 40o
"      Chicken Loaf 20c
"      Veal Loaf 15o
"      Hum Loaf 15o
Tennant's Ale.. $100 per dozen
Cor. Yates & Broad. Phone 586.
the somewhat populnr hnbit of vowing
to quit hnbits is the worst hnbit of the
lot. It is better to smoke too mnny
cignrs than lo vow to quit them and
break that vow. For after tliat the
Cigar assumes nn nscendiug over the
Mind. Slavery does not necessnrily hurt
a man's self-respect, but the consciousness of slavery does.
I suppose the most serious vow, nnd
the one thnt lends to the best or worst
results, is tlie Marriage Vow. Taken
wisely it is a very fine vow, but taken
cnrelessly it means ruin. The latter is
too frequently the ense in the West. The
vow is tnken with much enthusiasm nnd
confidence, accompanied by a large expenditure of hard-earned savings.
Having planted their vow, the young
couple start off at a gallop down the
road, fall into n jog-trot when they get
tired, nnd then come down to o dull,
monotonous walk. When they look bnck
nt the mile-stone marking their marriage
vow, they observe its grave-yard appearance in the tliin distance, and the fnded
condition of its trimmings. It hns become for them another tombstone, to be
forgotten ns much as possible.
It is difficult to sny whether it is better to avoid making vows thnn to make
thehi and break them. Possibly even a
good intention is better than nothing,
and to err is human. But one thing is
sure. We should never make n vow without meaning to keep it, aud we should
never satisfy a bruised conscience by the
sophistry thnt having) once broken that
vow it is no use trying to keep it nny
longer. A broken vow is still n vow. It
is part of ourselves, a spiritual part-
something we cannot cast off. Break
these vows 11 thousand times, and we
have committed 11 thousnnd offences
ngninst ourselves.
£ity fire Alarm.
8—Birdcage Wnlk nnd  Superior
Street, James Bay.
4—Carr    and    Simcoe    Streets,
James Bay.
5—Michigan nnd Menzies Streets.
0—Menzies and Niagara Streets,
James Bay.
7—Montreal and  Kingston  Sts.,
James Bny.
8—Montrenl   nnd   Simcoe    Sts., •
James Bay.
il—Dallas    Road    and    Siuicoe
Street, James Bay.
14—Vancouver and Burdette Sts.
15—Douglns nnd Humboldt   Sts.
10—Humboldt nnd Rupert Sts;
21—Yntes nnd Broad Sts.
23—Fort and Government Sts.
24—Yates nnd Wharf Sts.
25—Johnson and Government Sis.
2(1—Douglns   St.,   bet.   Fort   nnd
27—Headquarters of Fire Dxipt.,
Cormorant Street.
31—View and Blanchard Sts.
32—Fort and Quadra Sts.
34—Yates nnd Cook sts.
35—Cadboro. Bay Road and Stanley Avenue.
3(1—Junction Oak Bay and  Cadboro Bny Ronils.
37—Cadboro   Bay  and  Richmond
41—Quadra and Pandora Sts.
42—Chatham and Blanchard Sts.
43—Caledonia nnd Cook Sts.
45—Spring Ridge.
4(i—North   Pembroke   Street   and
Stanley Avenue.
51—Douglas and Discovery Sts.
52—Government Street and Princess Avenue.
53—King's Road and Second St.
54—Fountain,   Douglas   St.,   and
Hillside- Avenue.
5ft—Oakland's Fire Hnll.
01—Cormorant and Store Sts.
112—Discovery and Store Sts.
03—John nnd Bridge Sts.
04—Catherine St, Victoria West.
05—Springfield Avenue nnd Es'qiil-
mnlt Road.
71—Douglas Street and  Bumside
By Percy T. Godenratb
MAY   24, 25, 26  AND 27.
Grand Military Parade and Sham Battle.
Lacrosse—Victoria vs. New Westminster.
International Baseball, Regatta.
Naval and Indian War Canoe Races, Four-oared Amateur Senior and Junior, B. C. Championship
The warships of the Pacific Squadrcn will be open to visitors.
Horse and Automobile Parade,  Venetian Water
Carnival and Firemen's Tournament.
Fireworks at Beacon Hill Park at 9 p. m.
Secretary. Mawr.
Week Commencing- Monday, May 2p.
7 Comedy Offerings 7
Continuous  Performances on   Wednesday, Thursday,   Friday
and Saturday from 2.30 p.m.
Prices, IOC and 20c.
Brood Street,
*  Between Yates and Johnson.
O. Renz, Manager.
Tbe oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, _ refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville talent
that pains and money can procure.
Open eveiy evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission : 10 and 25c.
This Week
is the right time to instal
because by putting the matter off indefinitely you are going without one of the
greatest of modern conveniences. Leave
your order with us at once.
B.C. Eleetrie By Co.
Ice Cream and
, Ice Cream Soda
Made Fresh Daily from PURE CREAM
We invite Comparison with the
Imported Artiole.
Open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sundays excepted
And Heat Treatment
recommended by the medical faculty lor Rheumatism, Sciatica, Stiff Joints, etc. Apply to MISS
ELLISON, 74 Fort Street, victoria.
Telephone 1110
Ilnhiioml Mock
Onr Rooms are the most central, Ihe
best furnished and most comfortable in
the city.
The famous Poodle Dog Restaurant.
Cuisiue unexcelled.
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
WEEK OF MAY 29TH, 1905.
Cole and Cole
Bar Experts
Japanese Juggler
Mephis Kennedy
Musical Artist
John Drew
Eccentric Comedian
European Travesty Artist
Beatrice Lome
Grace Williams
The graceful Singer and Doneer
Alice Wildermere
Song Illustrator
Eileen Elliston
Jennie Clair
Serio Comics
ADMISSION: 15 Cts. and 25 Cts.
General admission ioc*
Management ol
Forcat and Dsliza
R. I\  Murphy & Andrews
The Anderson Children
Illustrated Song.
New Moving l'ictures.
JohnsoH Street.
On Things in General.
And   the   Celebrations   and   Some   Frocks  in
By   "Babette."
Deor Mndge—This week we nre in the
midst of our annual 24th of Mny celebration.    Beacon Hill presented, for a
time,  a most warlike appearance with
the different squads of soldiers engaged
in   sham    bnttle   and   other   military
manoeuvres.    The streets   nre   literally
alive with people, nud every one seems
seized with n mad desire to see, and be
iu the crowd.    The small boy is very
much in evidence; be usually is on these
festive occasions, hnving duly equipped
himself with the necessnry implements
of torture, such as a horn, just to let one
know that he is there, a pen shooter, or
a water squirter to annoy the cnsunl old
gentleman who is out to see the sights;
n gny flng or two and a toy baloon thnt
he knows nt once will crente envy nnd
strife nmong the bnbes    in    "prams,"
Fond parents lift up their offspring in
their arms,  that these little ones may
get a better view of the "puff puff" as
a stray auto' rushes by.    Old farmers
parade the streets with their wives and
awe-stricken, wide-eyed children, all clad
in their town frocks und squ'oky boots.
Gay streamers and flags float from the
windows, und strings of electric lights
festoon the city.   A stray band is to be
heard at intervals announcing a  "ball
gome" or a lacrosse match, then there is
the wild scurry of the crowd for trams.
At another time loud cheers arise from
the bnrbor as some popular boat wins n
race in the regatta.    Gay barges float
about and the bridge ond bonthouses are
crowded   with   spectators.    Then  there
ore the band concerts, fireworks, etc., until finally the celebrations gradually cease
and the town and people take on a tired
look.   Foot-sore, dusty formers hitch up
again and prepare to return home with
their families.   All seem to long for the
quiet, peaceful Sunday whereon to rest.
The shops this week are, of course,
very gay and filled with all kinds of
tempting novelties.    The brightest and
most fashionable colors and materials being displayed, and chic outing huts, costumes and parasols are very much to
the fore.   I notice thnt flowered taffetas
are amongst the most delightful of tlie
new silks,  designs  nnd colorings  alike
being exquisite.   These adapt themselves
perfectly, of course,    to    the    various
French period frocks, which nre so much
in vogue nt present, ond have a special
beauty when looped up to show a petticoat of fine lace. They are quite capable,
nevertheless, of stauding solely on their
own merits.   A thentre frock in a rose-
flowered taffeta, for instance, has no relief beyond the application of fine fern-
leaf motjfs heovily embroidered in silver, with n stomnches of silver gnuzo,
adorned with little pink velvet bows ln
front of    the    corsage.    White brochc
silks with small embroidered sprays nre
populnr, nnd small checks in dork soft
reds, lilacs, browns, nnd greens will put
in an early appearance in thc type of
gown which wns wont to find expression
in foulard.    Some very pretty materials
for evening wear hove lately arrived in
the form of tulle nnd chiffon decorated
with   large    raised   embroidered silver
spots.   A gown fashioned of the latter
might be very simply made with a full
bebe bodice supplemented with n white
lace guirupe threaded with narrow pale
bine velvet nnd a gathered ccintiire of
roft  pale blue satin.    The sleeves describe a series of soft pouffs to the elbow
tied with tiny bows of pale blue velvet
and  finished  with  deep  frills  of  lnce,
With a large cluster    of    deep purple
violets on the front of corsnge.   Regarding colors,  mauve is  the  unquestioned
favorite of the hour.      No    confection
seems complete without n  touch of it,
either in the form of little flat stomacher
bows, flowers, buttons, or similar accessories.    In  fact,    it    has    completely
usurped the place in our affections formerly  occupied  by  emerald  green,  the
mere memory of the latter now appearing
positively barbarous when compared wilh
the delicate  beauty and  refinement of
the Watteau and Dresden nnd Fompa-
dour color schemes which nre reflected
in the flowers, millinery, ribbons, nud
silks of the moment.   One of tbe. indispensable accessories to the "grande toilette" during the coming season will be
the feather boa.   When all is said and
done the Englishwoman rarely feels nt
home   or   happy   attired strictly "en
tallle," and a neck ruffe of some kind is
with her almost a constitutional necessity.    Were it not so, it would be a
Spartan temperament thnt could withstand the allurements of the "fine
feathers" displayed at some of the shops
on Government street. The most striking novelty of the hour is n bon reflecting
all the colors of the opal. In a beautiful
example of exceptional thickness one
could count nt lenst hnlf-n-dozen different tints incited into n whole of in-
dcscribnble softness nnd charm. Ruflles
of chiffon edged with Valenciennes lace
are likely to be worn a good deal with
frocks of muslin and cotton voile; 1 saw
a number of these nlso in some of our
large stores. They present the appearance of- round bons, nre exceedingly
dainty ond light, and nre to be commended ns nn alternative to the valuable
feather boa. Tlain chiffon rallies formed
of bold double box pleats in close proximity are nlso exhibited. Pelerines of
chnmeleou tnffetns in nlmost early Victorian "genre" are dainty nnd really
useful additions to a costume. They
have long stole fronts, widening towards
the bottom and elaborately trimmed with
lnce and wee self frills nnd ruchings;
these are decidedly "chic." Talking of
"chic," if thnt word could with suitability be applied to our internal as well us
to our sartorial surroundings, I would
use it in connection with some altogether
exquisite and original designs for electric lighting which were obtained from
tlie Hinton Electric Company on Government street. The lamps and fixtures
in question were seen in a friend's house
recently, and immedintely attracted attention by their elegance and uncommon
design. It is such a relief to see the
familiar ugliness of the common metal
and stiff electric brackets replnced by
absolutely delightful and nrtistic designs
wrought in wood nnd metnl combined.
Though this is not n letter-writing em,
people are a good deal given to airing
their opinions in print at so much a
column, nnd I hnve seen quite n number
of essays, reflections, and opinions (well
pnid for, I hope) on the "softness" nnd
luxury of the present nge of late. Doubtless, we do display a fondness for well-
padded chairs und decently cooked food;
but there is n distinction, not to sny n
middle course, between the Spartan and
the Sybarite, and that our denr, departed grandfathers knew how to extract
Ihe last drop out of life, us far as their
rushlights went, there is not a doubt.
Of our grandmothers, one speaks iu a
more grateful, appreciative, post-mortem
spirit—their carefully kept china, their
jnms, their exquisite embroideries; for
how much hnve we not to thank their
gentle labors! And apropos, Welters
hnve just received a new stock of that
delightful old-fashioned Wedgwood wnro
that hns become so popular again, especially the blue and white, which is very
dainty. I have seen u number of pretty
vnses, candlesticks, flower pots, etc.,
mnde of this ware in their store. Their
assortment of striped cretons with rosebuds, and flowered chintzes iu antique
designs, that are so much sought nfter
for bedroom curtains, etc., nre decidedly
fascinnting and dainty. Artistic bits of
china in the delicate floral patterns that
our grandmothers loved, are also to be
found in Weilers, in the shape of afternoon teocups and saucers, pretty plntes,
dishes, bowls, etc. The old grandfather
chair and the straight-back chairs and
wide-seated chnirs of the Dutch build,
to fit portly burghers, nnd nrmchnirs innumerable, from the scroll-bnck Jneobenn
typo with correspondingly scrolled arms
down to Sheraton's flimsy ond elegnnt
reproductions, nre nil fairly comfortable
in their way. But the finely upholstered
club chair, with its wide, deep sent and
its restful springs and its expanse of
back set at the right angle to rest aching
limbs—this belongs to the nineteenth
century, and I think perhaps the most
conifortnble nfter nil. Here, no doubt,
is one of the reasons why our husbnnds
spend so much of .heir time nt the club.
Contractor Shields Speaks of Work lo
Be Curried Out This Summer.
Contracts for building 22 miles of the
Great Northern's Similkameen valley ix-
tension, between Oroville, Wash., nud
the international boundary line, hnve
been let to Spokane men. A thousand
laborers will bo employed for n yenr, at
the work is unusually heavy. Material
is being rushed into the field, nnd operations will be in full swing within n
Speaking to o reporter recently L. E,
Shields, of Sims & Shields, contrnctOiS
for the Grent Northern, snid:   Sub-con
tracts have been divided among Win
Parsons & Boomer, Porter Bros., J<
ix. Onsued and Caughran & Woldsoi
Spokane. This particular piece of v.
was contracted for now because it
be needed, regardless of the final rt
"It is uncertain whether the road
be built to Oroville from Midway
from Republic. j.ne Midway roo'
45 miles long, with 2% per cent, gri
for 17 miles eastward from Oroi
'men in addition steel must be lni<]
the present grade 15% miles long, f
Curlew, Wash., to Midway. The r
from Republic via West Fork nnd B<
pnrte creeks is 65 miles long, on n 1
cent, grade, and it is easy construe!
Thnt route would not touch Loomis
nny other important points, between
public and Oroville. Although lo
than the Midway route, it would be n
cheaper to build.
"I can't say what route will be nd
ed in renching Oroville. I nnderst
thnt the railway company is strivin
get some changes in its charter from
Dominion pnrlinment nt Ottawa, sc
to permit it to chnnge its originnl
"The section from Oroville north
the boundary line will run on both s
of the river, with one important bri
"As for the final route of the rood
the Similkameen, I understand that i
being held In abeyance until a fur
examination of the resources—princi
ly mineral—can be made. If the i
follows the Similkameen river to Pri
ton, it would probably strike the Fr
river near Hope, though that is a i
ter for the future to disclose."
Strictly a
Of the
used in 1902.
three-fifths was consumed in households. The
increased demand for
for home use marks the declining popularity of
the decanter-on-the-sideboard and is the
greatest factor in promoting the cause of
True Temperance


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