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Bank of Hamilton
Capital 12,440,000
Reserve $2,440,000
Savings Department.   Interest allowed
on deposits.
Vancouver Branch
SWING BUCHAN,   -   Manager.
The Week
TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
Lanston Monotype Composition.
^TToTonnnrema»a a a a'innnnnr
A number oi new homes.  Modern in
every respect.
Easy monthly instalments.
o 40 Government Street. .
Vol. III.   No
One Dollar Per Annum.
IA Review of Local and Foreign Events and Topics
by the Editor.
I Lieutenant   There is now no doubt
I Governor,    that   Sir   Henri  Joly
will be succeeded by
IMr. James Dunsmuir, an arrange-
jment which will meet with general
approval, and which, on all grounds,
will accord with the "eternal fitness
of things." The Whek was the first
paper to indicate this appointment,
; nearly two months ago, and is now
[free to state that the unanimous
consent of the party to Mr. Dunsmuir's nomination was given at the
meeting of leading Liberals held in
Victoria  early  in  January.    Mr.
(Dunsmuir,  both by  his  personal
character, his wealth, and his association with the chief industries of
the Province, is an ideal selection,
1 and will undoubtedly maintain the
I high dignity of the honorable office.
[A Waste The City Fathers of Vic-
I of Money, toria, in their wisdom,
saw fit last year to pass
I a By-law, No. 469, for the purpose
of enabling them tore-name the
[streets of the city. Fired with
[municipal zeal, they set to work in
[vigorous fashion, slashed right and
[left, and when the battle was over,
J left the field strewn with the re-
Imains of slaughtered streets, aven-
lues and terraces, whose oniy of-
[fence was that they had some historical or traditional value. Other
[names have been substituted with-
(out rhyme or reason. For instance,
I Victoria Crescent, which is, in every
■sense, appreciable both by historic
commonly supposed, the unequal
disposition of riches, but the modern snobbery of class and clique.
Oh, that Thackeray were here to
write another "Book of Snobs," he
would find plenty of material. Anyone of reasonable intelligence is content to live alongside people richer
than himself, if they do not make
him feel their wealth, but no right-
minded man can stand the arrogance which prompts so many of
the well-to-do to treat their fellow-
beings as inferior animals. The
poor imbeciles who pursue this
course are responsible for much of
the social troubles which convulse
Society today, and, whether they
know it or not, are digging a pit
which will some day engulf them
and their false ideas. No better illustration of this could be found
than exists in Victoria, where "remittance men" are rated higher
than better bom and better behaved
men who have the misfortune to be
in business. The smiles of our Society belles are reserved for the
younger sons of noble families, who
"toil not, neither do they spin,"
but who eke out a butterfly existence, hovering between the golf
links, the pink tea and the giddy
whirl, on the magnificent sum of $50
to $75 a month, regularly remitted
by pater familas. Once, however,
let one of these "darlings of fortune" soil his hands with honest
toil, and he loses caste, and ceases to
be a gentleman, save the mark !
"The gowd is but the guinea stamp,
Canadian Without impugning the
Divorces, inviolability of the marriage vow, it must be
admitted that Canadian equanimity
on the subject has received a severe
shock in consequencce of the statement of a United States judge that
the majority of divorce cases heard
in Detroit were presented by Canadians who had taken up their residence there with that end in view:
If this is true, then it is certain that
Detroit is not the only border city
that could tell the same story. It
may be that the Canadian reputation for constancy rests upon an in-
securer basis than has hitherto been
supposed, and that our neighbors
have been carrying the burden of
our iniquities. This is hardly a case
where "vicarious" suffering was contemplated, and the expose will direct attention to Canadian divorce
laws, which, however excellent in
principle, are defective in practice.
No sane man would wish to make
divorce, so easy that it would place
a premium on infidelity ; on the
other hand, no man of experience
believes that the way to make a
little heaven on earth is to perpetuate a little hell in the home.
|association and structure, has been
{changed to Quadra street; a "volte ,'A man's a man for a' that."
|face," which involves the making of
| the latter into a figure exactly re-
[sembling a hockey stick. The old
[name was fixed by the original sale
[division plan filed iri the Lands Department, and all lots purchased
(along that line were so described.
■The change is of no advantage to
■anyone ; it unnecessarily breaks up
■old associations, runs counter to
[local sentiment, destroys any accre-
[tion in value through length of oc-
Icupancy, confuses engineers, and
[benefits no one. The proposal to
(continue Dallas Road across the
IPark, down Lovers' Lane and past
lthe cemetery, to Fairfield Road, is
A Vancouver daily has
been inveighing against
the extravagance of English homes, basing its indictment on
recent utterances of Bishop Gore
and Mr. Edward Carpenter, of Trinity Hall. In comenting on their remarks, it takes sight of the fact that
the charges are levelled at the homes
of the rich, homes where chefs receive from $4,000 to $10,000 a year,
and hosts whose income reach $1,-
500,000. The habits and extravagances of this class can possess little
interest for the ordinary mortal.
When it is remembered that less
nother inexplicable change, and a j than 25,000 names out of a total of
hird is to make one name apply to i 40,000,000 find their way into
farquhar, Mason and St. Louis | "who's who," it will readily be seen
itreets, involving two "jogs" north that their occupations exert but
md one south. There may be cases little influence outside their own
vhere a change is desirable, but if' circle. Theirs are not the English
|io it should be made with some re-1 homes on which the fame of the
;ard for consistency, and sequence, j Mother Country rests.    For com-
J.t certainly seems farcical that
|l,000 should be set apart for an
linnecessary work of this kind,
Ivhile a small appropriation for the
lirgent repairs of dangerous sidewalks is refused. Surely it is not
loo late for the Reform Mayor to
lall a halt.
[Cause of    The primary cause of
l.narchism.   Anarchism  and  Socialism  is  not,  as  is
fort, purity, peace and restfulness,
one has to look to the tens of thousands of homes of the middle classes,
where the sterling virtues of our ancestors are still emulated, and their
cherished traditions observed.
These homes furnish the standard
for the Empire, and they are as far
removed from the vulgar ostentation and extravagance of the "nou-
veau riche" as—the East is from the
Valencia The report of the Corn-
Disaster, mission on the wreck of
the Valencia is an important document, and one that
will well repay perusal. Among
the findings, three stand out prominently. The first is that Captain
Johnson was primarily responsible
for the disaster, in making the turn
for the entrance to the Straits of
Juan de Fuca without having located the position of his vessel. The
second, that the Pacific Coast
Steamship Company contributed to
the disaster by bogus inspection,
and defective appliances. The
third, that neither the Queen, nor
the City of Topeka, made any serious effort to take relief to the wrecked vessel. The Captain of the former, in particular, seemed more
anxious to save his own skill than to
approach the seventy-five survivors
who were clinging to the rigging of
the Valencia, even when he was
manoeuvring for safety three miles
away. This man ought to be
brought to justice—the other has
paid for his blunder with his life.
There should be two results from
the findings of the Commission :
The Pacific Coast Steamship Company should be made to pay heavy
compensation to the surviving relatives of the victims, and both American and Canadian governments
should, without a moment's delay,
begin to instal the life-saving and
wreck-preventing appliances which,
by unanimous consent, are demanded.
Samuel Gompers, President of the
American Federation of Labor.
The idea is a good one ; the percentage of unmarried girls is higher
in Victoria than in any other Canadian city, probably than in any city
on the continent. Why not start a
"Union League Club"? It seems to
have worked well in Chicago—why
not here ?
The Week is in receipt
of a typewritten letter
from the Preparatory
Articles Trade Association of Canada, sent by Secretary, L. S. Levee.
As a unique specimen of unadulterated "gall," it deserves to be framed
and preserved in the archives of the
Province. It appeals to The Week
to lend its aid in defeating the Patent Medicine Bill, on the ground
"that it would cut in to the business
of newspapers," and it na vely proceeds to say, "That you do not believe that the great majority of preparatory medic nes are dangerous
to the public is evidenced by the
fact that you have carried their advertising for years, and have not
been called upon to report deaths or
injuries caused by their use." The
Week never has and never will, on
any terms whatever, insert patent
medicine advertisements. The
Week has been called to report and
comment upon deaths occasioned
by the use of patent medicines, as
is well known to every Victorian,
and should be known to the writer of
this precious epistle. As a sop for
such support as Mr. Levee thinks
The Week would give, he is kind
enough to promise us from time to
time certain "literature and statistics." Should we be so favored, the
consignment will not be used for
the purpose designated.
The Faith- The Woman's Union
ful Three. League Club of Chicago has "disrupted."
Of one hundred fair members,
who one short year ago swore eternal fidelity to single blessedness,
only three remain, and they have
expectations ; so at a meeting held
a few days ago they returned their
Charter of  Incorporation  to  Mr.
Tatlow's The Vancouver World
Surplus, has two missions in life:
To debauch the public
taste in literature, and to turn out
the McBride administration. In the
former it may succeed by the aid of
its literary editor; but in the latter it
will fail, unless it can produce better arguments than those arraigned
against the Finance Minister's budget speech. Either it does not understand, or is too unfair to admit,
that the Minister was justified in recommending appropriations for thc
ensuing year which aggregate $250,-
000 more than the estimated income, and charges him with being a
financial juggler. The World omits
to state that Mr. Tatlow announced
to the House what he substantiated
by   a   supplementary   statement,'
showing the condition of the finan-.
ces to the 31st of December, 1905,
viz., that during the last six months
of the year the revenue had exceeded his estimate by $150,000, and as
general conditions in the Province
were even better this year than last,
and trade returns showed that there
had been no slackening in the leading industries, he felt quite safe in
recommending the appropriations.
The World is rather unfortunate in
selecting for its criticism the only
man who has been praised almost
as much in the Liberal as in the Conservative press for his admirable
handling of the Provincial finances
Seats for The White House and
Shop Girls. Campbell's can be exonerated from the
charge of not supplying sufficient
seats for their shop girls. A visit to
these stores, since the publication of
the last issue of The Week, has decided that point in their favor. It
now only remains for Spencer to
"lineup." He can do it at small expense by drawing on his furniture
stock at sight. It is a little thing to#
do in the cause of humanity—a
fifty-cent seat may preserve health,
if not save a life.
Victoria The Committee appointed
Day. at the public meeting have
already got to work, and
on Victoria Day the Capital City
will worthily maintain the traditions of its name. Last year the
B. C. Electric Company acted very
magnanimously in the matter of
contributions, and this circumstance should not be lost sight of in
any arrangements affecting transportation which the Committee
may make.
A Little     The   public   meeting
Knowledge,   held  in  Victoria  on
, Wednesday  night to
consider the question of telephone
service produced 10,000 cubic feet
of gas and two columns of hot air.
Anyone who has travelled knows
that Victoria has the best, and, relatively, the cheapest, telephone service on the continent; what more
can reasonable people ask ? It was
truly observed by one speaker that
you can have a service at any price.
Perhaps that is the kind some people would impose on Victoria—the
cheap and nasty sort. Let it also
be said that thc girl attendants are
the most civil in the Province.
To die for a woman may be brave, but.
the man who leads her to the altar and'
agrees to make a living for her is the reak
All the comforts of home are obtained
by using only
35 and 50c. per lb.
DIXI H. ROSS & CO Government Street
Where You Get Good Things to Eat.
ejjt? s§?
f Short Story *
(By Ernest A. Vizetelly.)
His Majestv came slowly down the
marble steps of the finest royal palace in
Europe. Generals of his army, officers of
state, followed him. A dozen superb
horses, saddled, bridled, and held by the
royal grooms, waited in the great quad'
rangle. The Lancers, who were to act as
escort, had been drawn up on the left
On the right stood the band of the bodyguard. With a sudden crush, the first bars
of the royal inarch burst from the brazen
instruments and soared into the speckless
azure of the sky. The King vaulted lightly
iuto the saddle. His aides-de-camp, the
grand master of his household, tho generals privileged to accompany him, mounted in their turn, the Lancers wheeled, the
procession was formed, and passed slowly
through thc monumental gateway into the
city streets. ,
No enthusiastic, cheering crowds were
assembled there. The wayfarers scarcely
paused. The loiterers, smoking and chatting, scarcely deigned to raise their eyes
to the brilliant cavalcade which swept past
them. Hats were doffed here and there,
but more from habit than from respect.
On some faces sneers even appeared, but,
thugh the King was not popular with the
masses of his capital, the sneers were intended, perhaps, less for him than for the
doughty drawing-room and civil-war generals, who rode so bravely in the procession. Only six or seven were present, but
his Majesty's army numbered more than
a hundred of them—there being at least
one for every thousand men.
The King scarcely noticed the populace.
At long intervals he raised his hand to his
plumed hat, but his expression was mostly
one of indifference unless it chanced that,
on glancing upward at the many balconies
on his way, he espied a face of unusual
prettiness, a figure of unusual grace and
charm. At those times, if an engaging
smile responded to his rapid scrutiny, a
gleam of self-satisfaction appeared in his
tired eyes, and the hand with which he
saluted toyed with his long moustache or
his bushy whiskers.
His Majesty was a widower and still
young. On returning to the land of his
fathers, after years of childhood and youth
spent in exile, he had espoused a cousin,
the loveliest princess of his house. But the
union was brief. Sickness feil on Queen
Mercy, that dream of beauty, and she was
snatched from her consort's' side. The
King wept, and then consoled himself as
kings do. His youth, during his exile, had
been spent in the most corrupt capital of
Europe, and, moreover, a terrible heredity
has implanted in him the instincts of a libertine. Those instincts were encouraged
by the mentor given him by circumstances.
The Duke, his evil genius, was a man of
commanding presence, with a swarthy
countenance, hawk-like eyes, and a soul of
mire. That day, as thc royal favorite rode
behind his Sovereign in the procession,
bound for the city park, more than one
citizen, on observing him, muttered :
"There goes Mcphistopheles !"
The procession suddenly entered a
rather narrow street of private houses,
where thc King's scrutiny of the balconies
on cither side became more marked. The
women of the land he ruled were often very
beautiful, and at every moment his eyes
feasted on some vision of loveliness, tendering homuge with a smile, a glance, or
the meaning motion of a fun. The King
was narrow-chested, spare of figure, but
his face was not unattractive, though
doubtless his exalted station und the pomp
and circumstances surrounding him
prompted many of the marks of feminine
admiration which greeted him as he passed
He accepted them for the most part
with mere complacency, but, half-way
down the street, his sunken eyes suddenly
flashed, for, peeping from behind the awning of one balcony, he espied a face lovelier than he had yet perceived, the face of
a young girl, with soft round, cheeks, a
brow of innocence, a rosebud mouth, and
eyes like those of a gazelle.
His Majesty wus so struck that he t urned
in his saddle to glance back at that apparition of maidenly beauty, and impulsively
raised his hand to his hat, saluting—for
the first time that day—with a feeling thut
was sincere. Duke Mephistopheles observed his action, and scrutinised the girl
on the balcony and next, and more por-
icularly, the house where she resided.
Then, like the others, he rode on. smiling ;
he felt sure he would remember it.
Moreover, although on the occasion of
those semi-state promenades a cheval to
the city gardens, the royal procession usually returned to the palace by another
route, his Majesty decided that day that
he would ride back the way he had come.
Again, then, he passed through the narrow
street, and again he raised his eyes to the
balcony where he had seen the beauty
with the rosebud mouth and soft, dark
eyes. But she was no longer there, and
the King went his way disconsolately, not
deigning to glance at any of the fair faces
which, from other balconies or windows,
were once more watching his progress.
On other occasions, however, his Majesty again perceived the girl whose loveliness had attracted him, and finally he
spoke of her to Duke Mcphistopheles—
unless, indeed, Duke Mephistopheles spoke
of her to him. In cither cose the Duke
was able to tell the King that the young
person whom he had condescended to notice was known at the Lady Theresa, and,
having lost her parents, dwelt, under the
charge of an elderly matron, with her
brother, a young officer of a regiment of
his Majesty's army, garrisoned in the capital. The brother was greatly attached to
his sister, and watched over her with a
jealous care far exceeding that of the matron, who, whatever severity she might affect towards her charge, had a venal soul.
Duke Mephistopheles was a man of resources. Through the matron he contrived to convey messages, letters, and a
precious jewel to the girl. The plot thickened, and before long there came a brief
stolen interview in the gloom of a lonely
church. . . . But the King wished
to see the damsel freely, and the brother
stood in the way of his doing so. How
cold he remove the young officer from
his path ?
It is not certain that the monarch was
acquainted with the story of King David
and Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hit-
tite. He was the Christian ruler of a
Christian land, but his church did not encourage the reading of the Scriptures. It
was, however (perhaps by the Duke's advice), a strategem similar to King David's
that enabled the passion-stricken sovereign to gratify his wishes. A great insurrection was then raging in the northern
part of his dominions ; a pretender, who
claimed to be the legitimate sovereign,
held the King's armies at bay amid the
mountain wilds. The young lady Theresa's brother was therefore suddenly promoted to a captaincy and ordered to the
front. He could not refuse to go, for had
he done so it would have seemed as if he
lacked courage, which was not the case.
So he departed for the war, urging the
matron, whom he trusted, to guard his
siter well.
The girl was quite young, the blood of
the South coursed in her veins, her suitor
was a King. . . . When the dark,
gusty evenings had closed over the city,
two cloak-wrapped figures stole along the
deserted street, and crept into the silent
house. The King sat at the girl's feet,
holding her soft and shapely hands. Mephistopheles and the matron kept watch.
Weeks went by, but all things became
known at last; and someone—a neighbor,
a friend, a relative, perchance—sent warning to the young officer, who was fighting
gallantly for the King's throne hundreds
of miles away. He learnt that his sister
was in peril; perhaps he even learned the
name of her betrayer ; in any case he took
swift action. His sister's honor was dearer
tu him than his own, and, careless whether
he were branded as a coward and deserter,
he abandoned his post, fled from the army,
and hastened to the capital.
The King and the youthful Lady Theresa were seated on a sofa, smiling at each
other, and exchanging soft words. But all
at once a door was flung open, and a furious man, dusty, travel-stained, rushed
into the room. On seeing the King, he
would have sprung upon him, but his
Majesty was nimble, and, darting from
the sofa, sought cover behind one and another article of furniture, while the girl,
after shrieking as she recognized the intruder, fell from the sofa to the floor in a
swoon. Chairs were overturned and
tables thrust aside as the King's assailant,
shouting and threatening, chased his
craven Majesty round the room. But the
terrific uproar suddenly brought another
person upon the scene—Duke Mephistopheles, with the swarthy face and thc eyes
of a bird of prey. At a glance he took in
the situation, and did not hesitate. A revolver gleamed, a flash, a report followed,
und the Lady Theresa's brother fell dead
on thc floor beside her.
Then the King rose with a shudder from
his crouching posture beside a console, and
sank into an arm-chair, wiping the cold
perspiration from his brow. What was to
be done ? He could not tell; he heartily
wished that he were safe within his palace.
Thither, indeed, by the Duke's advice, he
speedily fled, leaving his resourceful acolyte to concert all needful measures to
prevent a public scandal such as might
have driven him from his throne.
The story, which, by the Duke's contrivance, went forth to account for the
tragic death of the Lady Theresa's brother
was fairly plausible : The deceased was a
coward, a traitor, who had fled, deserted,
in presence of the enemy, returning by
stealth to his home in the capital, where
his sister, a girl of spirit, had upbraided
him for his dastardiy conduct, reproached
him bitterly for having brought such dishonor on a spotless name. And, overcome by her taunts, he had put a revolver
to his head, thus anticipating the punishment he would have encountered had he
fallen into the hands of the provost-martial. Unhappily the girl had been overwhelmed by his disgraceful doings and his
tragic end. Her reason even was feared
for, and it had been necessary to remove
her from the scene of the grim and painful tragedy.
• Truth to tell, narrow nunnery walls had
closed around her. Her young life, opening to the sunshine only a few weeks previously, was now forever blighted. The
gloomy cloister, the narrow cell, the cold
and silent chapel, were to be henceforth
her portion. Did she beg, did she entreat, did she ask for the King, who had
vowed to love her always, and in whose
royal word she had foolishly put her trust ?
Who knows ? In any case, it is likely that
she only heard stern voices reproaching
her for her sin, exhorting her to humble
I herself, and dedicate, in penance, the remainder of her days to God. As for the
King, he went his way. In order that he
might have an heir to succeed him, he
married again, espousing a princess of an
imperial race. She bore him children, but
he was no faithful husband to her; and
when sickness at last fell on him all
strength to resist it had been exhausted
by excesses. Thus, ere many years had
elapsed, the King was gathered to his
fathers. Men had not waited till then,
however, to repeat in private converse
the tragic story of the Lady Theresa and
her murdered brother. Revealing words
had fallen from the matron who had been
in the house at the moment of the crime,
and from other underlings, who had acquired some knowledge of the affair, for
lips are not always sealed for bribes. Thus
mutterings were often heard when the
King passed by, dark scowls greeted the
proud Duke Mephistopheles, and fathers
guarded their daughters, and brothers
their sisters, with closer care than ever.
Long years have passed Since then. . .
As I pause in my writing and gaze from
my window, the gaunt bare trees of my
garden seem to fade from before my eyes,
and I picture, I see again, the enchanting
land where the King of my tale held sway.
Methinks I stand once more in the capital
city, where, all at once a convent opens
before me, showing me the nuns gathered
around their Mother Superior. Joy bells
are ringing, guns are thundering, somewhere ; and the nuns, though the things
of earth usually have no interest for them,
inquire the cause of the commotion which
disturbs their pious meditations. Then
the Lady Superior speaks, telling them
that the young King—the son of the King
of long ago—has just returned to his capital from a foreign land, where he has
wooed a fair princess of a northern race,
who is soon to be his bride. The bells are
pealing, the guns are booming in honor of
that return. And the Lady Superior exhorts the sisters to pray the blessing of
heaven on the young sovereign and his
future consort. Prayers are the more necessary as the Princess has been reared,
unhappily, as a heretic, but is soon to be
received into the fold of the Holy Church.
The nuns fall upon their knees, complying
with the exhortation, and only a faint
muttering disturbs the silence. But there
is one, an elderly woman, from whose lips
no sound proceeds, and whose soft, sad,
wan face, turned upward, wears a dreamy,
far-away expression. She is known as
Sister Theresa. What is it she is thinking
of ? What can she see ? Is it a young
King riding gallantly at the head of a troop
of gold-laced officers ? Is it a young King
kneeling at her feet, and vowing all love
and fidelity ? Ah, what a flash starts suddenly from her eyes, long dimmed by
cloistered gloom ! And what a quiver of
emotion suddenly shakes her slim form
from head to foot 1 But it passes as swiftly
as it came. See, she checks the sob which
was rising in her throat, she lowers her
eyes to the stones, she humbles herself en-
treatengly, and prays, as she was bidden
Purveyors to the Royal Family,
Buchanan's Royal Household at $1.50 per bottle
Buchanan's Black and White at $1.25 per bottle
Buchanan's Red Seal at $1.00 per bottle
For sale by all dealera
Gents Suits
Sponged and
Pressed 75c
By the month $2.00
or cleaned thoroughly and pressed to look like new for $1.50
Cleaning, Dyeing, Tailoring \ >
93 View St.,      Phone A1207
Hair Dressing
58 Douglas
McKenzie & Fletcher
Get Our Prices.
POWell St., Westminster   Ave.
Buy Your Wife
A Gas Range)
For use during the hot summer months. It will save her
a lot of inconvenience and hard
35 Yates Streeu.
to pray, for the young sovereign of her
"0, God, most merciful, turn away Thy
wrath, visit not the sin of the father upon
the son."
An immaculate, tailored young man,
Who dwelt in the magazine ads,
Loved a girl on the opposite page
Rigged out in the furriers' fads.
When each evening he called on the maid,
They turned down the gas from page two,
Till her father, from page twenty-eight,
Made use of an excellent shoe.
All undaunted, on page sixty-three
He purchased a solitaire fine,
And eloped in an automobile
Provided on page thirty-nine.
Then away to the depot they whirled,
Their honeymoon trip to pursue,
For their tickets were bought on a road
Discovered on page forty-two.
By their parents forgiven and blessed,
It only remains now to state
In an architect's cottage they lived
Planned nicely on page twenty-eight.
—McLandburgh Wilson.
The Dearest Wish.
"My dearest wish," said the affectionate
wife, as she sat down on her husband's
knee and pinched his cheek, "is to have a
string of pearls."
"Tell me one or two wishes not quite so
dear," said the brute.
The Original Grand View
Opposite C. F, R. Depot.
Bass's Celebrated Burton Ale on Draught.
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Oitv Market, Viotoria. THE WEEK, SATURDAY. MARCH 34, 1906.
By the Editor.
On the 11th January, His Honor Sir
Henri Joly, Lieutenant-Governor of the
Province, opened the third session of the
ninth parliament with all the pomp and
pageantry of a court ceremonial. Just
two months later he emerged quietly, and
almost unobserved, from the lobby, clad
in ordinary evening dress, and, with a bow
right andieft, seated himself in the Speaker's chair. The only mark of ceremony
was the attendance of the sergeant-at-
arms, bearing the mace, the Speaker in
his robes of office, and a secretary. The
usual decorated scroll, tied with red ribbon, was handed to his Honor ; this contained the prorogation addresss. The
Clerk of the House rose and read the list
of bills, sixty-seven in number, representing the legislative work of the session, to
which, in the person of the Lieutenant-
Governor, Royal assent was given. Then
in clear, though faltering, accents the address was read. Immediately after His
Honor rose, bowed again, and with that
courtly grace which always distinguishes
his public bearing, shook hands with the
Speaker and left the House as unostenta-
tionsly as he had entered it. Thus did one
of the most kindly and distinguished incumbents of this honorable office perform
what was probably his last public duty to
the legislative assembly of British Columbia. As the venerable figure, with snow-
white hair and noble mien, passed from
the stage, it was impossible not to realize
that in the person of His Majesty's representative, even in this democratic age and
this democratic country, there is something of impressiveness and power which
still inspires the respect and compels the
recognition of the people. Just how much,
or how little, it would have taken within
the last few weeks to have transformed that
venerable and aged man into a rock upon
which a strong ship of state might have
been wrecked, may still be a matter of
conjecture in certain disappointed quarters, but the very suggestion is sufficient
to indicate how strong, because so constitutional, is the power symbolised by human weakness, embodied in official authority. It also emphasises the strength of
a constitutional protection against any
breach of that law to which even governments are subject. The people are supreme, and at times the Lieutenant-Governor is their direct representative. Wherever His Honor Sir Henri Joly may spend
his declining years, he will carry with him
the respect of the people of British Columbia, and if the Federal government
should see fit to accord him, and he to accept, a fourth term of office, there will be
no complaining—in the streets.
The sixty-seven  bills  which received
Royal   assent   represent   an   immense
amount of work in the House and in committee, and it is satisfactory to note that-
in the Slaughter of the Innocents none of
high  importance have  been sacrificed.
The most notable ones to receive the
"coup de grace" were the Master and Servant, the Bush Fire, the Patent Medicine,
and the West Kootenay Bills.   The latter
reached report stage, with a mutilated
amendment that would have left the act
inoperative until it had received the assent of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, but such words are a mere matter of
form, and were practically meaningless,
since the same clause might with propriety be appended to all bills.   The part
of the clause eliminated through the defection of the member for Lilloet  and the
j unexpected accession of the members for
Slocan and the Similkameen would have
left a thorough investigation of all rights,
1 conditions and prior claims to the government, and would have insured justice
being done to the Cascade Power Com-
I pany.   It was to the timely intervention
lof the member for Ymir that the killing
lof the mutilated measure was due.   He
I blocked the third reading, and with com-
Imendable courage resisted all efforts to
[dislodge him from a creditable position
I in which he maintained the principle in
[support of which the Premier had spoken
I so effectively at an earlier stage of the
[debate "protection for a vested interest
[established under a Provincial charter."
In the last hours of the session the cum-
|brous but important Municipal Clauses
[Amendment Act was put through the
[anal stages, and places the municipalities
of the Province in possession of an exhaustive and well-considered act which
■will be of immense benefit in the rapid de
velopment of our cities, and their adaptation to municipal government.
Another invaluable piece of legislation
is the "Timber Act" and its pendant,
the "Timber Scaling Act." The first of
these achieves the object previously
aimed at, the adequate protection for
lumbering as a home industry. This was
the admitted intention of the legislature
in previous measures, but Mr. Emmerson,
with Yankee ingenuity, had found a way
to circumvent its provisions, and export
millions of feet of unsawn logs for manipulation across the line. This will be' effectually stopped by the new Act, whose
provisions are sufficiently elastic to permit the export of logs to the Northwest
Territories from limits east of the Cascades, so that no hardship will be worked
where the natural market lies outside the
Province. The subject of timber scaling
has long been a vexed, if not a burning,
question ; it is now solved by taking log
scaling out of the hands of mill men, who
certainly had an interest antgonistic to
that of the limit owners, and appointing
government scalers, for whose payment a
sum of $10,000 is placed in the estimates.
The bill for the disincorporation of Dewdney, although hotly contested on political grounds, will perform an act of justice,
and maintain the financial integrity of
the Province, a circumstance not considered of moment by the opposition, who
persistently evaded the economic side of
the argument.
The Assessment Act, which is now
working smoothly, was further amended
in many important details, none of which
affected the principle of the original meas-
, The McGill University Bill was one
of the contentious measures of the session
and provoked more hostile feeling than
almost any other. The main objections
urged were monopoly and interference
with the High schools. After three weeks
of animated discussion the tact and frankness of the Premier carried the day—and
the bill. The amendments to last year's
Public Schools Act were numerous, and
furnished an opportunity for country
members who rarely speak in the House to
air their grievances. The Premier admitted that the measure contained some
unpopular features, but pointed out that
sooner or later a change had to be made
in the incidence of taxation for school
purposes, in the direction of shifting more
responsibility from the central to the local
authorities. This was the distinguishing
feature of last year's measure, and the
disaffection was very slight and was already subsiding. The amendments will
remove almost every ground of objection.
A large number of private railway bills
were passed, and in these, as in all railway
legislation, the government adhered
strictly to their announced policy of no
further subsidies. The Liquor License
Act was amended, and a new Boiler Inspection Act passed.
A matter of considerable local interest was dealt with in the passing of a
measure under the provisions of which
the shameful condition of affairs in connection with the old Victoria Cemetery
will be remedied, and the property conveyed to the city.
Of the Columbia & Western Railway
Subsidy Act it is hardly necessary to
speak, except to say that what at one
time threatened to wreck the government
was ultimately turned to account through
the statesmanship of the Premier, and the
policy of repudiation so strenuously advocated by the opposition, obviously for
party purposes, defeated by a substantial
majority. The other corporation measure
which occasioned a bitter fight and led to
a dramatic denouement—the West Kootenay Power and Light Company's bill—
was killed in the manner already described.
Whilst it might appear at first sight
that an addition of sixty-seven bills to the
statutes of the Province is a heavy encom-
brance, it must be remembered that industrial progress is moving forward by
leaps and bounds. Mining, smelting,
lumbering and agriculture have all attained a degree of activity never before
approached in the history of British Columbia. Capital is flowing in for investment, settlers are arriving from the Northwest and from the United States, rural
communities are being incorporated, and
are assuming the dignity and responsibilities of municipal life ; and all these
things demand legislative support and
protection similar to what has been granted in the older Provinces, but also newer
in its form and loftier in its aims. The
laws of the Province by the sea have always borne a closer resemblance to the
English statutes than those of other parts
of the Dominion, and their administration
has been characterized by a spirit of thor
oughness and impartiality which is universally recognized. The record of the
judiciary of British Columbia is like that
of the gallant knight "sans peur et sans
reproche." The work of the recent session of parliament has contributed nothing
that will tend to darken that record or
lower its standard, but it will add much,
having a tendency to consolidate and perpetuate the work of those legislative worthies who have gone before.
Even the briefest resume of the work
of the session would be incomplete without a reference to the position of the government. That position can be summed
up in a few words. The finances of the
Province are in a healthy state. Last
year the Finance Minister was able to
show a surplus of 8250,000 approximately.
This year he is able to increase the appropriations for public works by a similar
amount, notwithstanding the loss of the
Chinese head tax of a larger amount. It
has safely weathered the storm of a third
session, in spite of the attempt to destroy
it by a scandalous side issue in connection
with the Kaien Island deal and an unholy
combination in connection with the Columbia & Western Railway Bill. During
the last divisions of the session the government majority was larger and more
constant than in the last three years. The
McBride administration, instead of falling
to pieces, as has been so often and fondly
predicted by its detractors, has finished
stronger than it began, and today stands
before the Province with a record on which
it can safely rely for the ensuing term.
Whilst this is due to the ability and integrity of the government as a whole, the
lion's share of the credit must be given to
the Premier, who has acted and spoken
like a statesman throughout the session.
There were at least two occasions when a
little opportunism would have gained a
temporary advantage and have relieved
the government from an embarrassing
position; it would have been easy to
yield to the temptation, and political exigency would -have excused it, but the
Premier put his foot down and stood for
principle, once against repudiation, and
once against confiscation ; and the result
justified his action both on the grounds of
principle and policy. Whatever may be
said about the assembly as a whole, it
must be conceded by all fair-minded men
that during the session of 1906 the Hon,
Richard McBride has advanced his reputation as a man, and consolidated his position as a Minister.
Melissa, while I fondly eye her,
Sits musty Sophocles perusing ;
The more, it seems, I try to guy her,
The more my precious time I'm losing.
She'd rather read a page of Latin,
Or pore o'er some old Greek oration,
Than study with me what I'm pat in—
The gentle art of osculation 1
Whene'er I see her she's intent on
King Arthur, Hamlet, Shylock, Werther,
While I stand by, her lover, bent on
Repeating things that should divert her.
But though ray words grow shrill and shriller,
She goes on bidding me defiance ;
She'd rather delve in Hume or Schiller
Than study with me love's sweet science.
I'm sorry she gives so much time to
Philosophers and fusty sages ;
I really think it is a crime to
Spend hours and hours o'er tiresome pages.
She may be wise and most discerning,
But in life's drama small her part is ;
Though she be mistress of great learning,
She knows not what a human heart is 1
—Nathan M. Levy.
In Victoria.
A young lady working in a stocking factory, fearing that her chances of matrimony were small, wrote the following, and
slipped it into the toe of a gentleman's
sock: "A young lady, good looking and of
some means, would like to correspond
with the wearer of this sock, if he is single,
with a view to matrimony." A young man
bought the sock, and said: "There's my
chance." He wrote to the young lady,
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to his surprise got this reply: "I have been
married eight years, and have a family of
five children." The man from whom he
had bought the socks had never advertised, and consequently they had lain on
the shelves for eight years.
(At a  meet  of the  Maynell  Hounds.)
Fair   American—My 1     You   do   look
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Sportsman—No, I didn't.   Why do you
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F. A.—Well, I guess it's got "M. H." on
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The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published
every Saturday by
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The Vancouver Hundred Thousand
Club is now an actual thing. It has been
started with nearly four hundred active
members, and they are already boosting
their city. The constitution as adopted
at the meeting in the city hall last Tuesday evening is reproduced here, as it best
explains the objects of the new club, and
will be of assistance to similar clubs in
other cities :
1. That this Club shall be known as the Hundred Thousand Club.
2. That the primary objects of this Club shall
be as follows :
(a) To encourage a spirit of local pride and
enthusiasm in the citizens of Vancouver.
(b) By co-operation with kindred and other
organizations to attract the attention of investors
to the facilities offered by the City of Vancouver
for the establishment of additional industries.and
the investment of capital, and to make the city
and its surroundings more attractive and desirable as a place of residence.
(c) To aid other similar organizations in making provision for the pleasure and entertainment
of visitors to the city.
(d) Generally, by the above and other means,
and by giving judicious and intelligent publicity
to^the advantages of the city, to augment its
population to at least 100,000 in 1910.
3. Membership—Every man, woman and child
injor out of Vancouver is eligible for membership
in this club, the membership to be divided into
three classes, as follows : (a) Ordinary members,
paying a fee of 81 per annum; (b) ladies, section, annual fee, 50 cents ; (c) children's section, annual fee, 25 cents.
4. That in addition to a card membership each
member shall be supplied with a suitable emblem
bearing the inscription, "Vancouver, B. C, 100,-
000, 1910."
5. Officers—That the officers of this Club shall
consist of an honorary president, first and second
vice-presidents, treasurer and secretary.
6. Executive—The executive of the Club shall
consist of the officers and an organizing council
of fifteen ordinary members each from the Tourist Association, the Board of Trade, the Trades
and Industry Committee of the City Council, and
the Trades and Labor Council. Also the chairmen
of the standing committees shall be ex-officio
members of the council. To the organizing council shall be entrusted the work of subdividing the
activities of the club into industries, publicity,
local improvements, attractions, entertainments,
etc., and to organize the membership into committees dealing with theso respectively.
7. The executive shall be empowered to take
all necessary steps for the successful working of
the Club and shall report at each general meeting
of the Club, such general meetings to be held
8. Elections—Tho election of officers and council shall take place at the annual general meeting.
9. The annual meeting of this Club shall be held
on Vancouver's birthday, April nth, or on the succeeding day in the event of that date falling on a
Sunday or holiday.
10. The monthly general meeting of thc Club
■hall be held on the first Tuesday in each month.
11. Ten of the executive committee shall constitute a quorum of the Club.
The officers of the Hundred Thousand
Club arc as follows : Hon. President, His
Worship the Mayor ; President, Dr. A. lt.
Baker; 1st Vice-President, Mr. A. E,
Lees; 2nd Vice-President, Capt. McSpadden ; Treasurer, Mr. J. A. Thompson : the position of Secretary has not yet
been permanently filled, and in the meantime the post is being ably filled by the
Secretary pro tern, Mr. Norman Norcross
A Blight Journalist.
One of the ablest and most interesting
reviews of the recent session of the Provincial legislature appears in The News-
Advertiser of the 18th inst., and is from
the pen of Mr. Morton, the press man who
so well represented his paper in the gallery. In style, in diction and in incisive-
ness, it can hardly be surpassed as a brief
epitome of the men and measures who
came under notice during thc session. It
is singularly free from political bius, and
deals out even-handed justice to thc leading men of both parties. Mr. Morton is as
unpretentious as he is capable, which is
saying a great deal, and will undoubtedly
make his mark in Provincial jourrnalism.
Girls learn to pronounce the masculine
pronouns in all inflections.
The New Paper.
The first issue of The Two Voices found
its way to this office on Wednesday. From
a mechanical point of view the newspaper
leaves little to be desired. The reading
matter is nearly all devoted to deep political editorials and political reviews. There
is not enough light matter to balance.
While leaning towards the Liberals in
politisc, the new paper has a section edited
in the interest of the Conservatives, and is
quite unique in this respect. The paper
would be much improved were the editorials not quite so long-winded and deep.
The Two Voices is to be issued monthly,
instead of weekly as was at first intended.
The Week extends a welcome to the new
Non-Board Insurance.
There is a movement on foot in Vancouver to do away with Non-Board insurance, and it will receive the support of
every citizen who studies the subject. Not
only are the Non-Board companies unreliable, but they do business on a system
which cannot commend itself to reasonable men. Nothing requires greater stability of method than insurance, a conclusion which has been arrived at by all
the Board companies. The result is that
by the aid of the most reliable data, based
upon statistics collected from every coune
try where the conditions are similar, rate-
have been fixed upon which the insurancs
business can be profitably and safely conducted. Needless to say, these rates are
uniform, The Non-Board have no fixed
rates. They have not the same data
available for reference, and they quote a
price for insurance very much the same way
way as a huckstering tradesman will bargain with a customer. The result has been
seen in many instances in the inability of
these companies to meet the claims made
upon them in case of a serious fire. The
great fire in Baltimore and the two fires in
Ottawa put numbers of them out of business. The whole' essence of insurance is
the absolute certainty that in the event of
fire the amount of the policy will be paid,
and paid promptly. Any uncertainty on
this score renders insurance valueless, and
if for no other reason, the city fathers of
Vancouver are to be commended for withdrawing their patronage from Non-Board
companies. Whatever right they might
have to play with their own personal insurance, they have none to play with that
on city property.
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+ Sporting News |
* *
I notice in the Eastern exchanges that
there is considerable doubt in Toronto
as to what teams shall represent the
Queen City in the C.L.A. this year. The
magnates are beginning to realize that
three professional teams in one league does
not pay. This year there is likely to be a
shake-up, and it is likely that the Torontos
willl have the C.L.A. and foin a new professional league to be formed, with the
Ottawa Capitals and possibly the Montreal Shamrocks. The Chippewas and Te-
cumsehs of Toronto, Brantford and St.
Kitts would thus compose the C.L.A. But
what would become of the N.A.L.U.? If
the Capitals and the Shamrrocks desert
the N.A.L.U., it will mean that the Corn-
walls, Montreals and Nationals would
have to come out as professionals or trust to
luck in a semi-professional league, as at
present, but without the two strongest
Will Victoria stay by the B.C.A.L.A.?
Some of the Victoria enthusiasts are not
at all satisfied with the move to desert the
league, and there is still a chance that the
Capital City will be represented at the
league meeting next month.
The annual meeting of the New Westminster Lacrosse Club is being held this
(Friday) evening as we go to press. It is
likely that the club will decide in favor
of only one Royal City senior team this
Mount Pleasant has organized for senior
lacrosse, and if the necessary finances can
be arranged, the new club will apply to the
The annual meeting of the Vancouver
Lacrosse Club will be held on April 2nd.
The Montreal Lacrosse Club is writing
Vancouver officials with a view to arranging a game or series of games this season
on the Coast. However, Vancouverites
are chary of guaranteeing expenses for an
Eastern team after that Winnipeg Shamrocks (?) frost.
The annual meeting of the Vancouver
Gun Club was held on Tuesday evening,
and preparations were made for the season's work.
The yacht Maple Leaf will represent
Vancouver in the trans-Pacific race this
summer. Such has been definitely decided by Mr. Alex. Maclaren, the owner.
The Vancouver Celtics have now cinched
the Mainland Soccer championship. They
defeated the Shamrocks last Saturday by
2 goals to 1.
The Junior Shamrocks defeated King's
College 2 goals to 1 last Saturday in the
Intermediate series. The Shamrocks meet
Columbian College today, and the winners
will journey to Victoria the following Saturday to contest for the Provincial championship.
It is to be regretted that the Victoria-
New Westminster basketball match should
have ended in a row at the Royal City last
Friday night. Baker, of Victoria, plays
much too rough, and the Victoria referee
was far too lenient. Turnbull, of the
Royal City, is also to blame, but he had
plenty of cause for his actions. Still, he
should have protested Baker to the officials, instead of proceeding to thrash
him. Another thing for which Victoria
deserves censure is their refusal to continue the game with both Baker and Turn-
bull off. Although Victoria was leading
13 to 8, the game must, according to the
rules, be awarded to New Westminster.
In Vancouver on Saturday night, Victoria
won by a score of 16 to 7.
Special Edition.
MOW that the various cities of
* ' British Columbia are taking
active steps to bring the attractions
of the Province before the people
of Eastern Canada and the United
States, the publishers of The Week
have decided to do all in their power
to assist in this excellent work.
Having this object in view, a special edition of The Week, to consist
of at least 20,000 copies, will be issued in about four weeks' time.
This edition will be printed on fine
coated paper, and will be profusely illustrated. The reading matter
will be prepared by some of the best
known public men and writers of
the Province, and will set forth its
advantages as a place for residence,
for investment, and for pleasure.
All the composition will be done on
the Lanston Monotype Machine,
and the whole work will be a fine example of the printer's art. Applications for advertising space should
be made at once to The Week office, Empire Block, Vancouver, or
Government street, Victoria.
Consult Madame Bayla, the wonderfully gifted Parisian psychic palmist, on
all affairs of life. St. Ermin, suite 12, corner of Hastings and Abbott streets, Vancouver, B. C. *
The Ghost That Walked.
On Thursday night the ghost of Klaw
& Erlanger's "Beauty and the Beast"
walked at the Victoria Theatre. The production was stupendous, but not "mag-
nifique." Never were so many people, so
much scenery and such frequent and extensive changes of "mise en scene" witnessed on a twenty-eight foot stage. The
mounting and dressing were all right, Barney Bernard and Isabella Underwood
were passable, the other members of the
troupe "passee." There was one redeeming
ing feature ; it was a real pleasure to renew acquaintance with the dear chorus
girls of the early seventies, who charmed
us on the stage of Old Drury in our salad
days. The recognition was mutual. There
was a full house, and Manager Ricketts'
enterprise was rewarded by the presence
of a crowd that enjoyed and applauded
everything. The "gods" had the time of
their life, and the "Band played on."
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Kootenay Letter.
Nelson, B. C, March 19.—A prominent
Conservative, discussing the party situation in Nelson, with a view to a possible
election, that which is so much talked of
by evidently alarmed Liberals, said :
"The party is stronger and more thoroughly united in this cioy than it has been at any
other time during the last ten years. All
trace of faction and division has disappeared. Members of old rival organizations within the party sat side by side at
the annual meeting of the Conservative
club and elected the principal officers without division. The present executive committee represents every element in the
party, and constitutes a very strong and
efficient working board. This is borne out,
to anyone familiar with the history of the
party in Nelson, by the personnel of the
committee. R. S. Lennie was the unanimous choice for president; the vice-presidents are, W. E. McCandlish and Dr. W.
O. Rose, formerly members of different
wings of the party ; the secretary is W.
L. Spry ; the treasurer, W. C. E. Koch ;
and the other members of the committee
are W. R. McLean, W. Irving, D. M. Car-
ley, J. E. Amiable' H. Bird, W. E. Gosnell'
P. Lamont, H. Wright, M.L.A.; A. Thomas, W. A. Macdonald, E. C. Wragge, and
G. W. Steele. Of these Messrs. Carley,
Bird, Lamont, Wright, Macdonald and
Wragge are former members of the Union,
while the others belonged to the Association. The Conservative Club, therefore,
is really what its founders intended it
should be, a united body, embracing the
whole party. At the meeting there was a
full discussion of the record of the McBride
government, including the transactions of
which have been most bitterly assailed by
the opposition. The government's stand
was unanimously endorsed, and special
gratification was expressed at the fact that
the first Conservative government of the
Province has been able to show the first
surplus in British Columbia in thirty
Asked as to the statement that the
president of the Conservative Club was a
persona non grata with very many people
in Nelson because of his connection with
the West Kootenay Power and Light
Company, an assertion that is freely made
by certain Conservatives and by not a few
Liberals, the aforesaid interesting incognito declared : "That since acting as
counsel for the West Kootenay Power
and Light Company, Mr. Lennie had held
a brief against the said company in behalf of the Cascade Power Company," and
added that "his professional services were
Mr. Lennie's private concern, and were, in
his opinion, unlikely to militate against
his personal popularity."
So, from this point of view, everything
is lovely in the Conservative ranks. The
Liberals, however, are obsessed of the notion that Premier McBride is liable to
steal a march upon them and call an election for the summer, and special activity
is noticeable in the getting of voters'
names upon the list, which closes in May.
The current week is signalized by the
meeting of the annual convention of the
British Columbia section of the Western
Federation of Miners.  This body has been
particularly active during the past year,
and it is declared that the membership
was never stronger than it is at present,
practically every mining camp in the Province being covered. There is no trade dispute up, as in a general way the men are
well satisfied with their treatment. Because, probably, of the example of the
Western Federation in the United States,
there is some talk of having co-operative
stores, but this is not pressing. Some
years ago a co-operative store was started
by the miners in Rossland, but that had
a special raison d'etre, the retail merchant, having signed a circular refusing
to give credit if the men went on strike.
This was naturally enough resented, and,
although the store never amounted to
much, co-operative stores not seeming to
take to American soil kindly, the men have
never quite forgiven the incident in their
hearts, as the Red Waggon might witness
or as the quietness with which the men live
in mine hotels without invoking the Kelly
Act. Rossland has a very large payroll
today, but the men neither spend largely
in town, nor even fix up their own homes,
where they own them. Indeed, that was
rather a hard thing to do when Edmund
B. Kirby ran Rossland after the Iron Mask
was closed down, subsequent to the Centre
Star litigation. If a man was not liked
he could not get employment, and his
home was of little benefit to him. Hence
real estate slumped badly. For after all
Rossland is a mining town, and the men
who have the big money to spend are the
miners, and not their employers. Unhappily that was a view which was not
taken of conditions several years ago by
business men, and today the Federation
is sufficiently strong in this Upper Country
to elect their own nominee, were that
nominee a strong man, like Chris. Foley,
when he made his run and got beaten by
the farmers, who now do not vote in these
Jeannette went to the matinee ;
The box-office she sought.
She said, "Have you a box ?   I hope
The last has not been bought."
They had a box—they showed her where ;
The damsel she cried, "No I
1 think it is too near the stage,
And that spoils all the show I "
She said, "I'll take a seat downstairs."
They showed to her the chart.
"Oh, mercy, must I sit 'way back ?
Why, that would break my heart I "
They had seats in the balcony;
For those she did not care.
I     She bought one for the gallery—
She always sits up there I
—Harold Susman.
England's Only Course.
For the British government in the present situation there is only one course—to
support France loyally, and to make it
clear to the rest of the world that France,
as regards the Moroccan question, does
not stand alone, and, further, that if
France is to be made the subjeet of attack by Germany because she ventured to
come to an agreement with Britain, the
whole force of the British Empire will be
exerted in her defence.—Spectator.
Hands Across the Sea, Exchanges
With Our Kindred.
I 1 1 » ■
A Typical English Qirl.
Richard le Gallienne has no great love
for the typical English girl. In his picturesque, vivid way he described her one
night at the Lambs' Club in New York.
Finally he said:
"I was walking down an English lane
with an English girl on an August afternoon. The sun shone through a soft haze,
and in the green fields many white lambs
" 'Is it any wonder,' I said, 'that poets
from time immemorial have made the
lamb the emblem of innocence?'
The young girl smiled radiantly.
" 'Lambs,' she said, 'are indeed delightful animals, especially with mint
The Professional Woman.
In the professional woman of today we
see a new development. That a woman
should wish to work is no longer regarded
as an eccentricity, nor. that she should
have to work as a misfortune, except
among old-fashioned people.—The Spectator.
John Bull, Spendthrift.
We have reached a critical period in our
national career, and are spending on the
machinery of government far more than is
warranted by the financial circumstances.
Instead of living within our national income, and placing a considerable portion of it to reserve, as in former years,
we are to a certain extent living on our national capital.—Quarterly Review.
Solemnity a Medical Asset.
The days are past when every self-respecting doctor was expected to dress in a
style tastefully blending the divine with
the undertaker. But a "sustained and
impenetrable solemnity" is still a priceless
possession for those who would achieve
success in medicine. If this is a natural
gift, so much the better ; if not, it should
be acquired' at any cost.—British Medical
Large Marrying Business.
Certain Scotch ministers in a city
achieve popularity in pronouncing the
form of marriage. They obtain through
some attraction of manner, or perhaps
through their willing good nature, what
would be called in business a large marrying connection, and working people flock
in crowds at certain seasons to their houses
to be married.—Ian Maclaren, in Leader,
Compulsory Moustaches.
Vendors of hair lotions and other moustache producers in the Punjab should be
coming in for a busy time. The Lieutenant-Governor of the Northern Command
says that he "has noticed that, contrary
to regulations, many officers are in the
habit of shaving the upper lip." He has
requested Divisional and Brigade Commanders to "take measures to have this
practice stopped."—Civil and Military Gazette, Lahore.
Women's Manners.
A mannered manner is the least becoming and often the most ludicrous attribute
a woman can possess. There are few
things less pleasing than to see a woman
with naturally fluffy instincts trying to
pose as a person of character ; nothing is
so truly pitiable as the mannered literary
the mannered musical, or the mannered
artistic manner ; while the feminine 'Varsity manner, if it may be said, shrieks.—
Lady's Pictorial.
Liberals and Imperialism.
The Imperial policy of the late government will survive, and the Liberals will be
forced to follow it, though in a silent, sunning way. England has shown Europe
that in the future she will allow nothing to
pass without her notice, nor any other
country to interfere with her home affairs.
Europe has bowed before this new attitude ; and England has again become a
Power directing the politics of the universe. Imperialism will always remain.—
Revue des Deux Mondes, Paris.
Public Health.
It seems impossible not to recognize in
the persistent and steady decline in the
English death rate proof of the national
awakening to the importance of hygiene.
Checking Canada.
As the Canadian Northwest has, under
the Liberal regime, no longer a prospect
of securing a monopoly of the British market for breadstuff's, its development is
likely to be checked.—Harper's Weekly,
New York.
Arduous Rest.
It is a common delusion that jaded society goes to the country from Saturday
to Monday for rest. As a matter of fact
few amusements are more arduous than a
week-end visit in a country house.—The
The Changing East.
It induces a pang of regret to note the
decadence of Burmese art. Even the national dress is suffering. The women are
giving up their dainty pinks for dull monochromes, their parasols for Brummagem
umbrellas. Short is the transition from
umbrellas to French shoes and corsets.—
Mail, Madras.
Modern Mothers.
Modern mothers have not the influence
over their children that mothers of previous generations have exercised. The
modern mother is a wretched disciplinarian—the modern child knows nothing of
obedience. The modern mother is rarely
unselfish ; the modern child is pampered,
indulged and pert.—Lady's Pictorial.
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I   The Drama. I
On Tuesday next Victoria theatre-goers
will have an opportuinty of witnessing a
splendid representation of Hall Caine's
powerful play, "The Christian," with John
Sainpolis in the title role. Mr. Sainpolis
is a finished and capable actor. During
the season 1903-'04 he was leading man at
Her Majesty's Theatre, Montreal, where
he established a great reputation. Since
then he has played in New York, Boston
and other American cities.
This, culled from an article in The Cincinnati Enquirer, may interest our readers
as Hall Caine's great play, "The Christian,"
will be seen at Victoria :
"Mr. Sainpolis looked the role thoroughly
ly, and was a delightfully graceful and picturesque figure. He had just the right
dash of impetuosity and romance, and
he was sincere and earnest at all times.
Indeed, it is to be doubted whether we
have seen such a thoroughly satisfactory
performance in a long time, and it was a
positive pleasure to listen to his rich musical voice."
Mr. Sainpolis will appear in the role of
John Storm in the forthcoming production of "The Christian."
"Mr. Sainpolis, in the role of John
Storm, gave a splendid performance,
thoughtful and dignified, and showed unmistakable feeling and strength in the
strong dramatic scenes. There was intelligence and discretion in his work, and the
complete loss of his own individuality in
the role deserved the rich approval given
it, as attested by the hearty and spontaneous outbursts of applause given him.
—Philadelphia Ledger.
"Miss Lawrence improved the dramatic
opportunities offered in the character of
Glory Quayle in the most effective fashion, and showed the strong contrasting
moods of this emotional young woman
very skilfully. Her costuming of the part
was admirable, and she maintained the
prominence of the character throughout
the play." The above is from The Boston
Globe, and gives a fair impression of what
theatre-goers can expect when Hall Caine's
powerful play, "The Christian," comes to
On Wednesday night "All the Comforts of Home" was again presented at the
Victoria Theatre, in benefit of Mr. Beers,
who so ably coached the Local Amateurs
in their performance last week in aid of
the Jubilee Hospital. The theatre was
well filled, and the acting was, if anything,
better than on the previous occasions.
Mr. C. W. Rhodes gave an excellent interpretation of his part, and his dancing with
the Hon. Mrs. Hood was particularly well
received. Mr. George Phillips was good
as a nervous old gentleman, one of the
lodgers, and Mr. Garnett gained great applause though his acting was perhaps
somewhat exaggerated. The remaining
parts were acceptably filled.
First to appear at the Victoria Theatre
this week was the musical comedy entitled,
"Piff-Paff-Pouf," and it was greeted by a
larger house than has ever yet filled the
theatre this season. It was impossible to
get seats on the Monday evening which
witnessed it, and people were cheerfully
paying 50 cents a piece for standing room.
The play itself is more a sequence of follies
than a connected comedy, and that the
fun was appreciated was evident from the
continual roars of laughter which greeted
the actors. Kathryn Osterman was the
central figure, and the magnificence of her
gowns, no less than the charm of her acting, received the almost enthusiastic approbation of the audience. Lulu McConnell, as a soubrette, won much applause
for her capable rendering of a part which
entailed much real hard work. Fred Mace,
as "The Funny Man," was distinctly a success and is to be sincerely congratulated
on his song, "The Ghost That Never
Nobody should miss the musical treat
which is provided at the Grand this week.
Why Miss Laurens ever went into vaudeville is the question which everyone is
asking himself, and which no one can
answer. We know what the ordinary
vaudeville soprano is like, but no one
would ever imagine what Miss Laurens is
like unless they have heard her. What
strikes one about her voice is the marvellous ease with which she sings ; it is impossible to see a movement of the throat—
there is no effort at all—and the result is,
well, to quote the words of a lady sitting
just in front of the critic, "My word, its'
just like a canary bird." Muller and
Chunn give an excellent hoop performance, which evokes much enthusiasm.
"The Rat Catcher," a musical act, by
Stoddard and Wilson, is most amusing,
and the effect is all the better for the special scenery which is brought with them.
Jessika and D. C. Broderick both have
been gaining loud applause fur their monologue and song, which pleased the house
immensely. The illustrated song by
Frank Smith is entitled, "Back Among the
Clover and the Bees," and the Moving Pictures, which are a never-failing source of
delight to the old as well as to the youngsters, depict "The Tramp," and a birds-
eye view of Paris.
The day is cold, and dark, and dreary ;
It rains, and the wind is never weary ;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.
My life is cold, ana dark, and dreary ;
It rains, and the wind is never weary ;
My thoughts cling to the mouldering Fast,
The hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.
Be still, sad heart I and cease repining ;
Behind the clouds the sun is still shining ;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.
Seed Potatoes
We have the following on hand:
- Early Rose
Rose of the North
The latter is a new variety, heavy cropper, good keeper, of excellent quality
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The popularity of these fashionable Combs is encreasing
every day. We are glad to report the arrival of another and
much larger shipment, which is now ready for your inspection.
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to match if required
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To Contractors.
Tenders will be received up to .March
12, for a Pressed Brick Ofllce Building
for the B. C. Electric Railway Co.
Plans and specifications, can be .seen
at the offices of
Demand the
It is all that is best
in Ladies' Correct Footwear
The price is extremely moderate
$4.50 Pair
This Shoe can ouly be purchased at
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The Daily News of New Westminster
complains that the Provincial government declines to subscribe for the latest
journalistic bantling. As no reason is assigned for this fatal lack of appreciation
on the part of the goverrnment authorities, it can only be surmised that they fail
to appreciate the special flavor of the delicacies which are dished up by the paper
in question. This is a pity, because The
Daily News is essentially a newspaper, and
is easily one of the best of its kind in the
Province. The mere fact that it is a Lib-
beral organ would certainly not weigh with
the Education Department, which above
all things is anxious to hear both sides of
the question. The Daily News declares
that to the letter of rejection was appended
an undecipherable name. This is too bad
in the Department of Education. Probably, however, The Daily News will be
more merciful in its judgment when it
learns that the Department in question
is overworked to the verge of exhaustion.
years assistant engineer in Mr. Marpole's
division. His old friends will be glad to
learn that he has just been appointed to
the important position of assistant chief
engineer of the C.P.R. system. At a comparatively early age Mr. Gutelius reaches
the topmost round but one on the ladder
of promotion, and there can be no doubt
that he is destined to reach the very top.
Winter Festivities.
The Okanagan complains that a recent
visitor from that land of fruit to the Horticultural Hall in the Parliament buildings, Victoria, made the alarming discovery that the greatest fruit growing country
in the Province was not represented by an
exhibit. This seems incredible, and gives
rise to the suspicion that more attention
has been paid to Coast products than to
those districts more remote but not less
meritorious. The Okanagan is easily the
leading fruit producer of British Columbia,
and an exhibit in which its products are
not to be found cannot in any sense be
considered representative.
Ross's Bad Break.
A Pleasant Smile.
The "booster" fever is spreading. In
addition to the cities named in a recent
issue, the latest victims of the disease are
Kamloops and Nicola. The Nicola Herald asks ighy the crusade should be confined to the larger cities, and why one of
the most beautiful valleys in the Interior
should not receive some attention ? The
matter rests entirely with the inhabitants
themselves : if they have the enterprise
and will subscribe the funds, there is no
reason why the attractions of thier country should not be made known, and hundreds of American tourists at any rate
flock hither during: the summer season.
A word of warning^ however, will not be
The Fernie Ledger falls foul of Mr. W. out of order; first provide good hotels.
R. Ross, the popular member for the Coal The American tourist has a habit of "turn-
City, for his remarks in the local legisla- ing down" any district with inferior hotel
ture with reference to tlie Associated accommodation,
Boards of Trade. Whilst Mr. Ross certainly laid himself open to criticism, his
critics have gone further than the circumstances warrant. He did wrong in imputing any but the highest motives to the
respected president, Mr. G. 0. Buchanan,
a man of the highest integrity, who for
twenty years has been one of the foremost
and one of the most successful representatives of Kootenay in all public matters.
No one who knows Mr. Buchanan could be
induced to believe that he would allow
political bias to influence his conduct of
Board of Trade affairs. Mr. Smith Curtis
is a member of another color, who is never
able to subordinate his political bias, and'!
who iq season and out of season persists
in besieging the meetings of the Associated
Boards with a series of resolutions dictated by private spleen and personal ran- _^___^_____^„^^^_
cour. When it is remembered that the re- j The Fernie Ledger thus describes a resolutions affecting the C.P.R. were intra-! cent visit to the Coal Capital of one who
duced by Mr. Curtis, and that he was the' is well known throughout the Pass, "Mark
"deus ex machina" who for two years has | Drumm, of the Frank Paper, came down
been endeavoring to get these resolutions, the Pass before the wind with jib and
passed, it is easy to see why Mr. Ross was mainsail close-reefed Monday, and had
carried beyond his sober judgment in com- such a hardened cheek he told The Ledger
menting upon the question in the local it was colder here than at Frank, where
legislature. I all the winds of all kinds are manufac-
c  tured and turned loose to howl up and
On the Up-Qrade. I down the Pass.  He went back on the next
  . train."
Everyone knows that Hedley City is one
of the most prosperous mining camps in
the Interior, possessing as it does the banner mine of the Province and many valuable mineral claims which arc being developed. It is not so well known that this
centre of activity has attracted quite a coterie of society people, who manage to have
a good time in spite of the comparative
isolation of the Similkameen. The Hedley
Gazette in a recent issue tells of a dainty
entertainment at the new residence of
Dr. Whillans, who is extremely popular
throughout the district, and may fairly
claim to be one of the pioneers.
The Nicola Valley.
The editor of The Golden Star is admittedly a native genius. He has a novel
method of notifying delinquent subscribers to pay up and look pleasant. A recent announcement on this subject by our
lively contemporary reads : "A pleasant
smile awaits every delinquent at The Star
office, where money is needed, and needed
badly. We smile twice to all new subscribers. Call and make your peace with
the editor." This sounds all very well,
but it is possible to do too much smiling,
as no one knows better than the editor of
The Golden Star.
The Stormy Petrel.
the bureau of information, whether Provincial or tourist, woke up.
The Daily News, Limited.
New Westminster has a new paper in
The Daily News, of which it is only fair to
say that while The Week entirely disagrees with it from a political standpoint,
it is an admirable sheet in respect of news,
typography and general arrangement. It
will undoubtedly have the effect of stimulating a little more enterprise on the part
of The Columbian, which, while sound
politically, is badly in need of a spring
Everyone will rejoice that the enterprising city of Rossland has turned the
corner and is once again on the up-grade.
In common with every Western city, it
has had its periods of prosperity and adversity. Since 1901 dullness and quietude
have prevailed, and the successive disasters which overtook the principal mines
reduced the inhabitants to a state of despondency. Leading citizens held their
own as long as they could, but last year
many of them had to seek fresh fields and
pastures new. Those, however, who remained are just beginning to reap their
reward. The principal contributors to the
present happy condition of affairs are the
consolidation of the leading mines, the
high price of copper and the recent strikes
of high-grade ore in the lower levels of the
LeRoi mine. The late Dr. Selwyn, no
mean authority in geological matters, always maintained that - as the Rossland
mines approached the 2,000-foot level,
high-grade ore would be encountered.
The sequel proves that he was right.
Y. M. C. A. Building.
The Sidney Seer.
wool partisan to give some credit to the
McBride administration for having disentangled the financial problems of the
Province. The nearest approach of The
Okanagan to this reasonable and judicial
frame of mind is thus delicately expressed:
"The tie which binds the Conservative-
Socialistic compact responsible for the
existence and continuance of the McBride
government may best be described in the
lurid lime-light of the late session, as a
thick-and-thin, 'you-tell-a-lie-and-I'U-
swear-to-it,' 'we-must-hang-together-or-
hang-apart' combination. But though
'hand join in hand,' as the Good Book says,
'they shall not go unpunished.' "
B. C. and Chinese Labor.
A correspondent from Sidney, whose
caligraphy is so defective that the whole
staff of The Week is unable to deciphe
the writer,s name, congratulates the editor
of The Week in the following terms: "I
beg to congretulate you on your phenom-
inal feculty of prognostigation re election.
It's fortunate you see thet you are not
living in the dark ages of whitchcroft. Or
else you be I fear a goner. See election
prediction." If the writer will favor The
Week with his full name and address, he
will receive by return mail a leather
Work on the Stumper.
In the early days of the session of parliament which has just been prorogued,
Mr. Evans, the respective member for
Cowichan, entertnied the house at considerable length with a dissertation on
"stumping." Inexperienced Press men,
who have never enjoyed the advantages of
Wagner's "simple life" in the country,
imagined that Mr. Evans had reference to
a process which is not unallied with political campaigns. It turned out, however,
that he was referring to the clearing of
farm lands, and a recent issde of The Cowichan Leader gives an interesting account
of a new stumping machine which has
achieved wonderful success during the last
few months. So thoroughly is the work
done, that it is believed that the first crop
will more than pay the cost of clearing.
Mr. Evans says that the Cowichan Valley
is far before even Southern California for
fertility, and anticipates that it will prove
one of the most attractive fields on the
island for incoming settlers.
Disciples of Isaac Walton.
It may not be generally known that the
best fishing water within reach of Victoria
is Cowichan River, where large catches
have already been made this season. The
water in the river is perfect, and just now
the lakes also yield fine sport. The fish
are large and gamey, if not as numerous
as fishermen in the Kootenay country are
accustomed to find. What they lack in
numbers they make up in quality and
sportiveness. As soon as the present cold
spell subsides, many followers of the gentle
art will be found wending their way to this
delightful stream.
Mining at Tyee.
Revelstoke is proud in the possession
of one of the finest Y.M.C.A. buildings in
the Dominion. Its total cost was $15,000,
towards which the railway employees
donated $4,204, and the C.P.R. company
gave the site. " One business man contributed the handsome sum of $1,000 in
the interests of his two lads. There are
some objectionable features about the Y.
M.C.A., and its constitution, needs revising'
A little of the namby-pambyism should
be cut out, and a stock of virility grafted
on the parent stem, and then thc institution founded by Lord Shaftsbury, carried on for so many years with splendid
success under the administration of Sir
George Williams, and controlled today by
Lord Kinnaird, would enter upon a new
era of prosperity.
High Promotion.
There are not many people connected
mth railway matters between Kootenay
and the Const who are not acquainted
with Mr. T. R. Gutelius, who was for some
As it is not safe just at present to make
any comment upon Tyee affairs, The
Week will content itself with printing the
following extract from The Cowichan
Leader : "Mining this week is going on
steadily, but with nothing particularly
new. The Tyee is shipping steadily its
regular amount of ore, and so far as we can
learn the body of ore in the mine is holding
as ever. We have not heard anything as
to development on the new strike at the
thousand-foot level, but believe that it is
proving satisfactory. "
The Overseas edition of The London
Mail has a correspondence department in
which it encourages letter writing from
every part of the Empire, and some of the
effusions which find their way into print
in this department are not a little amusing. As a rule they are as inaccurate as
they are oracular. Witness the following,
which appears in issue of March 3rd, from
a correspondent who signs himself "T. B.,
Vancouver, B. C." : "Sir—Might I claim
a little space in your columns to say something regarding Chinese labour ? I fail to
see where the coolies do material harm in
South Africa, as they do the work which
the white men cannot no. Here in British
Columbia the Chinaman is allowed to
come in and go where he likes, and do
what he likes, taking the work away from
the white man, working for small wages.
Soon this country will be overwhelmed
with them. I have known of a case where
a white man was "fired" from a job because he did something to annoy n Chinaman. In British Columbia the Chinaman
takes work away from the white men; in
South Africa he does work which the
white man cannot perform."
Under the Ban.
Chance acquaintance made upon steamships or in railway trains do not always
turn out satisfactorily. The experience of
one C. Van Blaaderens, who was recently
placed under arrest at Enderby, is a case
in point. This gentleman and his brother
came out to this country in company with
a lady, whose luggage, to save freight and
other charges, was consigned with that of
the Blaaderens. The party landed first in
Winnipeg, where the lady remained, the
others coming on to British Columbia,
finally locating in Enderby. The whole of
the luggage not having passed through the
customs, it was sent to Revelstoke, and
there held in bond. On account of some
dispute with the transportation companies considerable delay ensued before it was
released from the customs office, and the
lady, becoming alarmed for the safety of
her belongings, put the matter in the
hands of the police authorities, who
promptly arrested Mr. Blaaderens. On
the above facts being clearly substantiated, he was at once released, and probably will be more careful next time how
he undertakes to run excess luggage
through the customs and transportation
offices to oblige a chance acquaintance.
A Bouquet.
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Monday, March 19th, B. O. Whitney's
"Musical Cocktail"
Piff! Paff! Pouff!
By Strange, Jerome and Schwartz,
All Star Oast.
Company of 75 People.
Original American Pony Ballet.
Famous Beauty Chorus.
Special  Orchestra.
Box office opens Friday, 10 a.m.,
March 16. Mail orders accompanied
by cheque will receive usual attention,
Where Is Cuthbert ?
Some people have a queer idea of this
glorious Province of British Columbia.
A settler who recently arrived with his
family and a carload of effects from Dakota brought with him some old chunks
of wood to fry his bacon with until "he
could find a little wood."  It is about time
Postmaster Kennedy, of New Westminster, has decided to distribute the
mails on Sunday. In arriving at this decision he is running counter to public sentiment throughout the Dominion, and is
taking a false step, since it is perfectly clear
that the Sunday observance measure now
before thc Federal government will become law during the present session, and
for the first time in her history the whole
Dominion of Canada will be subject to
Federal ruling in this important matter.
There have been a few kickers, but only
among those who wish to increase their
gains at the expense of other people's
Obliquity of Vision.
In matters political The Okanagan is
nothing if not il-Liberal. However rabid
one's partisanship may be, it should be
possible even for the most dyed-in-the-
The following comes from a reader of
The Week in Grand Forks, which shows
the writer to be a discerning man : "Paper
duly to hand, and I want to say right here
that The Week is all right. For a clear-
cut, readable sheet it can't be beat—we
could stand some more like it in this Province. Too many of them are filled with
patent medicine ads."
Victoria Theatre
Tuesday, March 27th, the greatest success in dramatic history, Hall Cane's
Powerful Play
Direction of George L. Baker. Lillian
Lawrence as Glory Quayle.
John Sainpolis as John Storm
and a specialty selected New York
Prices $1, $1.50, 75c, 50c, 25c,
Box office opens 10 a. m,, Saturday
24th March, Mail order accompanied by
cheques will receive their usual attention.
As I strayed through the wood in the withering
And the moon wore a veil of gray,
I listened to the song thnt the twilight weaves—
The dim, low strain of the quivering leaves
That only the wind can repeat;
And in the half-night, with its weird, weird light
I felt my heart a-beut.
For it seemed, in thut lone pluce,
That my fair first Love wus nigh |
In the shivering dusk, with its breath of musk,
I could almost hear her sigh.
As I strayed through the wood in the blossoming
And the moon waxed shyly bright,
By her wan, sweet lustre it seemed to me
That my old Love's face I could verily see j
And 1 longed—how I longed—to be shriven I
"O, Sweetheart, speak I   But a word I seek—
To know that the dead hath forgiven I"
Then it seemed, in that lone place,
While mine eyes with tears were blurred,
Down the woodland aisle I saw her smile ;
And I knew that my prayer was heard.
-S M. P.
Many a man looks upon a marriage license as a blotter with which he expects to
blot out his past.
The World's Greatest 'Cellist.
Week of March 19,1906.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Evenings—Lower Floor, 25; Balcony, :5c.
Matinees—15c Any Part of the House.
Doors open 3,30 and 7; Performances 3 and
Muller and Chunn "
Marvellous Hoop Controllers
Stoddard and Wilson
Comedy Musical Artists
Marie Laurens
Late Prima Donna Soprano with Ellery's
Royal Italian Band,
D. C.Broderick
The Till Pine Tattler—Character Humorist.
The Kentucky Variety Girl
Frank Smith
Illustrated Song
Back Among the Clover and the Bees.
Italian School of Music
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli
(Italy). In addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, he will
conduct a special class in the art of
pianoforte accompaniment to a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is given to beginners as well as
to advanced players. The school is situated at 117 Cook Street Victoria.
How Weather Strips
Stop the Drafts
Keep out the cold and cut dow.   he
fuel bill.
Carpenter work of all kinds.
Jobbing a specialty
Carpenter and Builder,
10 Broughton St., Victoria
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Building Material,
Nerth Qovernment St., Victoria THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1906.
At The Street
A word of warning to my canine friends,
who lounge round the street corners: The
dog-catcher has had his attention called
to their idle habits, and will soon pursue
them with his butterfly net. I think that
it is one of the most comical sights in the
world to see the dog patrol waggon on its
way to the canine lock-up with its cargo
of offenders. Big dogs and little ones ;
young dogs and old, sit inside with a very
evident look of shame on their faces at the
disgrace they are undergoing. The fox-
terrier alone seems to be rather proud of
his position ; but then the fox-terrier is
always a scamp, and that probably explains his overwhelming popularity. ]
hope this year that the unfortunate dog-
catcher will be armed with something
more serviceable than the net he had last
year when he is out for big game. His
misfortunes with a large St. Bernard on
the rocks outside the Dallas Hotel are still
fresh in my memory. It is undoubtedly
true that there are many dogs around the
streets which, seem to have no owner and
which are perpetually getting in the way ;
few things cause more temporary annoyance than a barking cur, jumping up at a
horse's head or deliberately trying to entangle itself up with the spokes of a bicycle
wheel; but it is so seldom that these dogs
pay the penalty. There were frequent
complaints last year about the way in
which dogs of a highly respectable character, with their owner's name on the collar, were netted and carried off, only to be
released on the payment of a fine. In
these matters a great deal of discretion is
needed, but, alas, it is not often-shown
On Tuesday last the St. Francis Hotel
was reopened by Captain J. C. Voss, of
Tilikum fame. Nothing was spared to
make the evening a great success ; a band
was in attendance, and the Captain gave a
lecture to a full room on his adventures
round the world. All the public rooms
were thronged with visitors, who included
a large number of the personal friends of
Capt. Voss. The Lounger noticed many
new and much-needed improvements
which have lately been carried out for the
benefit of patrons, and which were much
admired by those present. At the present
time the above hotel in a position to hold
its own with any other hostelry in Victoria
No action has apparently yet been taken
with regard to the disused bathing-shed
on Dallas road. It seems a pity that after
so much money has been spent on what
proved to be an impracticable scheme, the
only means of saving a portion of the initial outlay should be deliberately thrown
on one side. There is still much good material which might be utilised in some way,
but if it is left much longer it will be too
It is a wonderful thing that in spite of
the vigorous campaign waged against
patent medicines, and the number of
papers and other publications which have
from time to time asserted their determination not to include advertisements
dealing with these frauds, they still continue to prosper. How many men or women have ever met anyone whom they
know to have been really benefitted by
Peruna or any other of the nostrums with
which Collier's have been dealing ? Probably not one of the persons who will read
these words have known of a single authentic case, and yet there is no difficulty in
getting people to write testimonials of the
most glowing character. It is true that
there is often a marked similarity between the photos which are published as
corroberative evidence as to the genuineness of the eulogium. The only possible
explanation I can see for the use of the
names of prominent individuals is summed
up in the word "coincidence."
It is said that Seattle is also going to
become a closed town on the first day of
the week. If the Mayor-elect succeeds in
enforcing the closing of saloons in that city
it will be rather a "damper" on those in
Victoria who most strongly opposed the
present system on the grounds that it
would give Americans such a bad idea of
the Province in general and Victoria in
particular. In Seattle, as in Victoria and
Vancouver, the success of this scheme will
depend entirely on the way in which it is
carried out. If the authorities are slack,
those who obey the law, not unnaturally,
feel that they have legitimate reason for
"kicking"; if, on the contrary, the law is
rigidly enforced, then all are in the same
boat, and there is no actual injustice done.
"Make a law and stick to it, or else don't
make a law," might well have been the
eleventh commandment.
By the way, I have heard a whisper
about town that certain places in Victoria
are to be prosecuted for selling the forbidden poison on the Sabbath. The rumor
of the times says that various persons
called at their old clients, and on representing themselves as old friends, were
served with liquor ; it is uncertain whether
money changed hands. These persons
had apparently such an affection for the
dictates of law and order that their consciences would not allow them to rest in
peace, and so they gave their "old clients"
away. There is something about this
which savours rather strongly of the Third
Section, which may be all right in Russia,
but it is hardly in place in British Columbia. If the law cannot be enforced without the use of what school-boys sometimes call "the soft slipper" method, there
must be a rift in the lute somewhere.
So the red tape of official clothing has
crept into Vancouver, and, as it always
does, is causing great dissatisfaction. Up
till the present time the city police have
had their uniforms supplied them, but
officialism now steps in and says that the
policeman must buy his own uniform, for
which he is to receive an extra $5 per
month. The natural objection to this is
that the single individual buying cloth
for one suit cannot make nearly such a
good bargain for himself as one buyer can
do for a large number. Moreover, there is
the strong probability that the quality of
each uniform will depend on the financial
status of the purchaser at the particular
time when he is in need of a new outfit,
thereby making it extremely likely that
the uniforms will lack uniformity. It is to
be hoped that the many complaints will
be heard and endorsed.
I was talking to a stranger in Victoria
the other day, and took the opportunity
of asking him whether there was anything in particular which he had noticed
with respect to the general appearance of
the city. It was rather satisfactory to
hear him say that what he noticed most
was the cleanliness of the streets. Of
course he has not yet had the pleasure of
seeing them after a heavy rain for a few
days, and before the cleaners are sent out;
but he compared them very favorably with
those of the cities across the line with
which he was acquainted.
The persecution of women has been
bolstered up and justified by the most
monstrous methods. Even poetry has
been praved in aid. Have you never heard
the abominable lines :
A woman, a dog and a walnut tree,
The more you beat 'em the better they be ?
This is an improving sort of sentiment
to instil into the minds of rising youth—
the young gentlemen now disporting
themselves in knickerbockers, who will,
in another fifteen years' time, be the
"lords and masters"—ugh! what a horrible expression!—of tender young things
now going about in frills. An amendment proposed in the Washington legislature, that wife-beaters should be burned
at the stake, was defeated by an enormous
majority. No wonder woman groans for
the suffrage. Oh, darlings, if you could
only make the laws of England for twelve
months! At the end of that time, if the
last man was seen on London Bridge, it
would only be by reason of the fact that
thc steamboats of the kingdom had broken
down in their attempt to make England
an Adamless Eden.
Hawkins Is a First-Class Name.
"If I were a girl," said Canon Hawkins,
at a meeting of the Lytham Girls' Association, "I would not walk out with any
young man who was audacious." A Daniel come to judgment. But what I want
to know is this: "What is audacity?"
If men were not audacious and persistent,
women would have nothing to do with
them. It is an inscrutable provision of
Providence that the female mind would
be led captive by the assertiveness of the
male. Woman loves the audacious man.
The Sandford and Merton variety does
not appeal to her at all. There are tens
of thousands of honest beings like myself
who make the mistake of treating young
women as if they were science classes.
We fancy they are interested in politics,
religion, art. I recollect once talking to a
captivating lady on the beneficent influences of State-aided emigration as a panacea for the ills of overcrowded neighborhoods. After listening very patiently,
the engaging demoiselle offered this luminous and instructive commentary: "My
word, you are a cough-drop!"
Taffy the Winner.
The Welshmen have again proved their
superiority in Rugby football by defeating
Scotland by the score of 9 points to 3.
They had previously defeated England
to the tune of 16 to 3, and the only game
left for them to play is against Ireland.
The Irishmen will no doubt give the champion Welsh team a hard tussle, as they
have already taken England into camp
by the score of 16 to 6.
Truth is what two persons speak when
they fall out with each other.
Scandal is like a London fog: there is no
limit to the blackening it may do.
A wise girl is known by the company
she doesn't keep.
Dewdney-Harmson Main Road.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed, "Tender
for Dredging Road Ditch," will be received by
the Honorable the Chief Commissioner up to and
including the 31st instant, for dredging a road
ditch on the line of the Dewdney-Harrison Main
Road, through Sections 25, 26 and 27, Township
0 East of tne Coast Meridian, situated in the
Maple Ridge Dyking District.
Specifications and forms of tendering and contract may be seen at the offices of the Government Agent, New Westminster; of the Provincial Timber Inspector, Vancouver, and of the
Public Works Engineer, Victoria, on and after
the 22nd instant.
Each tender must be accompanied by cash or
an accepted bank cheque or a certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Chief Commissioner for the sum o-
$100, which shall be forfeited if the p*arty tenderf
ing declines to enter into contract when called
upon to do so.
The cash, cheque or certificate of deposit of
unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them
upon the execution of the contract.
The successful tenderer will be required to furnish a bond, himself and two sureties, satisfactory to the Chief Commissioner, in the sum of
81,000 each for the due fulfilment of the work.
Upon the acceptance of this bond the cash,
cheque or certificate of deposit above referred to
will be returned to the contractor.
Tenders will not be considered unless made
out on the forms supplied, and signed with the
actual signatures of the tenderers.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Publio Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 19th March, 1906. mh22
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following described land, situate near Maple
Bay, on Portland Canal: Commencing at a post
marked "N. H. M.'s, N. W. Cor,"; thence east 20
chains, thence south 20 chains to the north line
of Lot 490, thence west 20 chains, more or less, to
shore line of the small bay, north of Maple Point,
thence northerly along shore line to point ot
commencement, containing 40 acres, more or less.
Staked March 7th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following described land, situated on Observu-
tnry Inlet: Commencing at a post planted ut the
Northeast corner of Lot 308, Group 1, marked
"W. R. F.'s S. W. Cor."; thence north 20 chains,
thence east 20 chains, thence south 20 chains,
thence west to shore line, and nlong shore line lo
point of commencement, containing 40 acres,
more or less.
Staked 3rd March, 1906.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 331.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the "Maryland
Casualty Company" is authorised and licensed
to carry on business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out or effect all or any
of the objects of the Compnny to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head of the Company is situate at the City
of Baltimore, in the State of Maryland.
The amount of the capital of the Company is
seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars, divided
into thirty thousand shares of twenty-five dollars
The hood office of the Company in this Province is situate nt Victoria, and W. A. Lawson,
insurance agent, whose address is Victoria, is the
attorney for tho Compnny.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this Oth dny
of February, one thousand nine hundred and six.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company hus been
established and licensed are:.—
For the purpose of making insurance upon
lives, for making insurance against accidents of
any nnturc and description, for making insurance against liability for negligence unci torts
of any nature or description, and any other insurance except fire, marine or inland, aud except the kinds of guarantee or insurance mentioned in section 113 of Article 23 of the Code of
Public General Laws of the State of Maryland,
as being forbidden to corporations incorporated
for insuring lives; to carry on and conduct the
business of inspecting boilers, engines and mech
anical appliances, and machinery of all kinds, at
such rates of compensation, if any, as may be
agreed upon between the said Company ana the
persons for whom such inspection shall be made;
to insure the fidelity of persons holding places of
trust and responsibility to or under any State,
county, city, corporation, company,. person or
persons whatsoever; to become security for the
faithful performance of any trust, office, duty,
contract of agreement, and to supersede any
judgment, or to go upon any appeal or other
bond; and it is further authorised to become sole
surety in all cases where by law two or more sureties are required for the faithful performance of
any trusts or ofhee, and it shall and may be lawful for any Court, registrar, clerk or other officer
to approve said Company as sole surety in all
such cases; but in such cases the officers and affairs of said Company may be subject to an examination by such Court, registrar, clerk or other
officers; and it shall be lawful for such Company
to stipulate and provide for indemnity from the
parties aforesaid, for whom it shall so become
responsible, and to inforce any bond, contract,
agreement, pledge or other security made or
given for that purpose; to ensure any person or
{)ersons, firm or corporation, against any and all
oss, damage or liability arising from or occasioned
by theft, larceny, robbery or burglary. fe8
"Companies' Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 334.
THIS is to certify that Phenix Insurance
Company, of Brooklyn, is authorised and licensed
to carry on business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out or effect all or any
of the objects of the Company to whioh the legislative authority of the Legislature of British .Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is situate in
the City of Brooklyn, in the State of New York.
The amount of the capital of the Company is
one million dollars, divided into twenty thousand
shares of fifty dollars each.
The head office of the Company in this Province is situate at Vanoouver, and H. Bell-Irving,
Financial Agent,, whose address is Vancouver, is
the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 14th day
of February, one thousand nine hundred and six,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company has been
established and licensed are:
For the purpose of making insurance upon
dwelling-houses, stores and all kinds of buildings;
also upon household furniture, merchandise,
ships and other vessels and their cargoes in port,
and other property, against loss or damage by
fire or by lightning, or by wind storms and tornadoes, and the risks of inland navigation and
transportation, and upon vessels, freights, goods,
wares, merchandise, specie, bullion, jewels, profits, commissions, bank notes, bills of exchange
and other evidences of debt, bottomry and respondentia interests, and to make all and every
insurance appertaining to or connected with
marine risks of transportation and navigation.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the C, C. of L, and W.
for permission to purchase the following described
lands, situated on the right bank of the Skeena
River, about half a mile below the Little Canyon
and bounding Geo, Little's Pre-emption Claim,
on the west side, viz.: Commencing at a post
marked F. R. L.'s S. E. Cor., and thence running
north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
south 40 chains, and thence east 40 chains to
point of commencement, and containing 160
Signed, - FRED. R. LITTLE.
January 12th, 1906. Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
640 acres of land on the Skeena River, Coast Dis-
trict, B. C, commencing at a post on the northwest corner of W. L. Poison's land, thence north
80 ohains, thence west 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less for
agricultural purposes.
Per Chas. Durham, Agent.
Little Canyon, Skeena River, B. C, December
8th, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following described land for agricultural pur-
Eoses: Beginning at the S.W. corner of George
little's Pre-emption Claim on the right bank of
the Skeen River, Coast District, B.C., about 40
chains below the Little Canyon, the line runs
thence west 80 ohains, thence south 80 chains,
thence east 60 chains, more or less, to the river,
thence northerly along the bank of the river
about 80 chains to the point of beginning, containing 400 acres, more or less,
Per Roger S. Greene, Agent.
Skeena River, Dec. 8, 1905,
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date we intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described lands: Tho
northwest quarter of section 14, Township 6,
Coast Range 5, Bulkley Valley, containing 160
acres, more or less,
Dated February 1st, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given thnt 60 days after
date 1 intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the south half of section 9, the southwest quurter section 10, and the northwest quurter of section 3, ull in Township 7, Coast Range 5,
Bulkley Valley, containing 640 acres, more or less,
Duted 8th February, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given thut 60 dnys nfter
dute I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands und Works for permission to
purchase 320 acres of land on thc Skeena River,
Coust District, B. C., commencing ut a post
on the southeast corner of M. Durham's land,
thence running east 40 chains, thence north 80
chuins, thence west 40 chuins, thence south 80
chains to point of commencement, containing
320 acres, more of less, for agricultural purposes,
Little Canyon, Skeena Itiver, li. C, Dec. 8th,
NOTICE is hereby given thut 60 dnys after
date I intend to apply to the Hon, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase Section 17, Township 7, Coast Range 5,
Bulkley Valley, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Duted February 1st, 1906.
fel R. J. Mc-DONELL.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days nfter
date I intend to apply to the Hon, Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd Works for permission to
purchase the following described land, situate on
the south side of the Skeenn River, about one
und a hnlf miles above the Little Canyon: Beginning at n post marked "D, W, Moore, initiul post,
southwest corner"; thence 80 chnins cust, thence
80 chnins north, thence 80 chains west, thence 80
chuins south to the point of commencement,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
1). W. MOORE.
December 8th, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following described lands, situated about
three miles southeast from Little Canyon of the
Skeena river and adjoining Copper river, desoribed as commencing at a post marked "initial pott"
of L, Shaw, southwest comer, thence 80 chains
north, thence 80 ohains east, thence 80 chains
south, thence 80 chains west to point of beginning, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 25, 1906.
L. SHAW, Loeator.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following desoribed lands, situated about two
miles southeast of the Little Canyon of the
Skeena river, desoribed as commencing at a post
marked "initial post" of A. E. Gaker, southwest
corner, thence 80 chains west, thence 80 chains
north, thence 80 chains east, thence 80 chains
south to point of beginning, containing 640 acre*
more or less.
A. E. BAKER, Locator.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date we intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for the permission to purchase the north half of section 9
and the south half of section 16, all in township 7,
Coast range 5, Bulkeley Valley, containing 640
acres more or less.
John    D'Orsay,    Agent.
Dated January 25th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following described lands, situated about two
and a half miles south of Little Canyon of the
Skeena river, described as commencing at a post
markid "initial post" of Frank Leeson, northeast corner, thence 40 chains west, thence 80
chains north, thence 80 chains east, thence 80
chains south to point of beginning, containing
320 acres more or less.
Vancouver, B, C, Jan. 25,1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following described lands, situated about
two miles southwest of Little Canyon of the
Skeena river, described as commencing at a poet
marked "initial post" of L, Ross, northeast corner, thence 80 ohains south, thence 80 chains
west, thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
east to point of beginning, containing 640 acres
more or less.
L. ROSS, Locator.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 25,1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchare the following described lands, situated
in Skeena District: Commencing at a post planted
on the north boundary of the new Kitzequta Indian Reserve, on the right bank of the Skeena
River, and marked "A.B., S.E. corner"; thenoe
80 chains west, thence 40 chains north, thenoe
80 chains east, thence following the right bank
of the Skeena river to point of commencement,
and containing 320 acres more or less.
A. BURDICK.   '.
Hazelton, December 8th, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Hon, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described land, situated
in the Skeena District: Commencing at a post
planted on the east boundary of 'the old Kitse-
qula Indian Reserve, on the left bank of the
Skeena river, and marked "S.J.F., N.W. corner";
thence south 80 chains, along the Indian Reserve
line, thence east 80 chains, thence north 80
ohains, thence west 80 chains to place of commencement, and containing 640 acres more or less.
Hazelton, December 8th, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to npply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following described lands, situated about two
miles north of Lake Lakelse, und nbout five miles
south of Little Canyon, Skeena River: Commencing at a post marked "Walter Williscroft's, N.E.
Cor."; thence running south 80 chains, thenoe
westj'40 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence
east 40 chuins to point of commencement, con-
tnining 320 ucres more or less.
Geo. Little, Agent.
December 8th, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given thnt 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described land, situated
on the east side of Copper and south side of
Skeena River: Commencing at a post marked
Alex. McKenzie, initial post, northeast corner";
thence 40 chains south, thence 40 chains, more or
less, west, to Copper River, thenoe 40 chains
north along Copper River to the Skeena River,
thence 40 chains east along Skeena River to
point of commencement, containing 160 acres,
more or less.
Dated December 10th, 1906.
NOTICE Is hereby given thnt 60 dnys ufter
dute I intend to npply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands unci Works for permission to
purchuse the following described land, situate
on the south side of the Skeenn River, about a
half-mile above the Little Canyon: Beginning nt
u post murkeel "A. Mnekuv, initiul post, northwest corner"; thence 80 ennins enst, thence 80
chnins south, thence 80 chnins west, thence 80
chains north to the point of commencement, containing 640 ucres, more or less. |1
Notice  to Architects—Competive  Designs.
Extension of lime.
The time for receiving Competitive Designs for
a dew Court House at Vancouver has been extended to the 20th of March next, ensuing, inclus-
Public Works Engineer,
Lnnds und Works Depnrtment,
Victoria, B. C, 28th Feb., 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given thnt 60 duys after
date I intend to npply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works for permission to
purchase tho following described land, situate on
tho south side of the Skeenu River, about two
and one-half miles above the Little Canyon:
Beginning nt a post marked " W. F. Teetzel, initial
post, northwest corner": thence 80 chains east
along Indian Reserve line, thence 40 chnins
south, thence 40 chains west, thence 40 chains
north to thc point of commencement, containing
160 ncres, more or less.
December 8th, 1905.
Grand Safe
Afternoon Teas a Specialty.
All the Luxuries of the Season.
* A Lady's Letter *
^ By  BABETTE. *
Dear Madge,—
Sartorially speaking, spring is the season
of the coat and skirt, and I am beginning
to feel misgivings with regard to the unanimity with which women of all shapes
and sizes are rushing to order corselet
skirts and boleros. That this style is
charming in itself, and specially adapted
for spring wear, I fully admit, but that it
will be universally becoming to the majority of my sex, I greatly doubt. It is, at
all events, very necessary to bear in mind
that the hard-and-fast line defined by the
top of the corselet needs to be judiciously
counteracted by means of soft laces, etc.,
if it is not to appear harsh and trying in
the extreme. Especially will this be the
case when the upper portion is white or
light in tint and the corselet skirt black or
colored. Personally I am a strong believer in uniformity of coloring being observed se far as possible, as, for instance,
in the case of a pale fawn-faced gown that
I saw the other day, cut severely and elegantly plain and completed by a dear
little corsage of deep-tinted lace. The
latter was fashioned so prettily with a
plain lace yoke extending upon the shoulders in the form of epaulettes. Below this
yoke were grouped oval rosettes composed
of tiny frills of lace, and between these and
the top of the corselet appeared rows of
horizontal tuckings which had been slightly drawn in the running to simulate wee
frills. The delicious softness of this lace
bodice woould, I am convinced, have redeemed the dullest of black cloth costumes
from failure' and, as we are promised a variety of tinted laces amongst spring novelties, other colorings may be matched
equally well.
That fashion and the stern necessities
of economy are perpetually at war, like
the good and evil in every woman's soul,
has never been more amply demonstrated
than since the exigencies of Madame Mode
have required every woman to cut her
sleeves off at the elbow and wear long
gloves. Thrift rebels, "smartness" demands. The latter generally has it in this
particular, as in the rest. A device for
satisfying both Molochs of the modern
maid was promulgated in a paper some
days ago, which gave as an "idea" the
advice to cut off the arm portions of gloves
when the fingers were worn through, or
too soiled, and "attach" new short gloves
to the wrists.
I am persuaded that an Empire evening
frock can never be mine, but by way of
compromise I have resolved that tea gowns
in this fashion are not only practical, but
quite becoming, even to the luckless possessor of a figure which is neither willowy
nor very short, nor "possessed of a presence." Lovely pearl embroideries are
available for this purpose, and the opal
and sapphire palilettes are respectively
popular and very few, but personally I do
not greatly care for much that glistens on
anything that is to be worn earlier than
the "witching hour of dinner." •
Whether they be copper, brass or silver,
there still lingers the love of the candlestick, and the candle dies hard in spite of a
few decades of gas-consumers and a new-
generation of users of electric light. It is an
undoubted fact that candles are in themselves, even when unlit, an ornamental feat
ture in any room, owing to the slender and
graceful proportions of the candlestick.
Challoner & Mitchell have some choice
specimens in silver, also a few brass candlesticks in .those plain, rich designs so dear
to the heart of the collector. It is also
rumored that a large consignment of artistic candlesticks, in brass, copper and
silver, are expected from abroad in the
near future, by this firm.
With the coming of spring and all the
gracious loveliness that follows in her
train, comes also the inevitable house-
cleaning period—thc time of much trial
and tribulation to thc housewife. My
hint to all would be a visit to the Melrose
Company show rooms. Every novel idea
of the moment in the line of artistic wall
coverings is here exhibited, and one can
tell at n glance exactly what to buy.
There are Eltonbury silk-fibre papers
which, by the way, are taking the place of
the ingrained papers) in the most exquisite designs and coloring effects, marble
paper from Central Europe, hand-painted
panels for drawing in all thc soft shades
of pinks, blues and yellows, and in the delightful designs of French frescoes, while
. heirstencil work combines artistic designs
with the most delicious shadings and
blendings of colors, that cannot fail to attract one at once. The vast proportions
attained by the Melrose Company's business can be well judged by the extraordinary variety of value of their stock and
the originality and good taste shown in
their work in Victoria as well as in neighboring cities.
Before quitting the seasonable subject
of house renovating, let me mention a
word about new curtains, carpets, rugs,
etc. It should be the business of every
woman first to inspect Weiler Bros.'s stock,
which "bien entendu" can be done for the
asking. Verily, I do believe that most
women are ignorant of the choice assortment of curtain stuffs that are being exhibited here at reasonable prices. Special
attention should he called to the Madras
muslin, in all the prettiest colors and designs, also the challis cloth, which is most
fascinating goods, and, I am told, is used
in London for the making of smart house
gowns in the shades corresponding with
one's drawing room. Perhaps it is needless to remind you of their wonderful carpet and rug department, but it may be
useful to know that it is an easy matter to
select a suitable carpet or rug here, for one
has the advice of trained experts who willingly give their opinion, if desired.
To return to the subject of dress and
fashion, I should like to mention something new in the foot-wear line, which arrested my attention at the Patterson Shoe
Company the other day. Some of their
new spring boots are of what is known
as gun-metal calf, which is a dull finish,
and has, I believe, lately become very
popular among well-dressed American
Speaking of American women, it has
often struck me that in the Anglo-American unions which have become such a
frequent and favorite habit, the wife must
have moments of astonishment and disillusion in realising her husband's attitude
to the Eternal Feminine, which is so-very
different from that of men in the States.
As a well-known traveller recently set
forth as the result of many years' experiences, the least-considered person in the
whole household is usually the man who
works hard for the benefit of everyone
beneath his roof. "He is very generous,
this American father," the author in question goes on to say, "considerate to his
wife, kind to his children, absolutely just
at his death, inasmuch as he divides his
money equally between sons and daughters. He has less leisure and less fun than
anyone else in his household, toiling and
slaving as he does incessantly for the benefit of his family." I know one American
bride who raged and chafed inwardly because her husband did not bring her flowers, or sweets, on his return every evening,
open the door for her on leaving a room,
and perform various "petits sois"; and
he, poor man, was all the time wondering
at the back of his mind why she did not
keep his gloves and pipes and impedimenta
ta, large or small, in the state of miraculous readiness to which an admiring mother and sisters had long accustomed him.
In fact, these first two years of married
life, which all the philosophers—not' the
poets—tell us are the most trying milestones on thc journey, might not inconceivably be prolonged to four, where the
men and women have each been spoiled
by the customs of their respective countries.
Miss Butchart, Mzs. Garesche, Mrs. Mc-
Cline, Miss McLagan, Mrs. Goward, Mrs.
McCallum, Mrs. Troup, Mrs. C. Todd,
Mrs. Ellis, Miss Ellis, Mrs. Fagan, Mrs.
Booth, Mrs. Dumbleton and many others.
       * * *
Mrs. Goodacre entertained at tea on
Friday last at her residence, Pandora
street, which was most tastefully decorated for the occasion. The charming hostess was assisted by her daughter and Miss
L. Watkins, who sang several times during the afternoon, which was much enjoyed by those present. Great pleasure
was taken in the guessing floral contest,
resulting in Mrs. Gould winning first prize,
and Mrs. Williams second. Others present were : Mrs. McEwen, Mrs. Williams,
Mrs. Ernest Hall, Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Elliot,
Rowe, Mrs. McKilligan, Mrs. Hooper,
Mrs. Drury, Mrs. Lenz, Mrs. Thompson,
Mrs. Leiser, Mrs. and Miss Watkins, Mrs,
Teague, Mrs. W. Higgins, Mrs. Bone, Miss
Smith, Mrs. W. Grant, Mrs. A. G. McTavish, Mrs. D. Spencer, Mrs. Pendray,
and Miss A. Smith.
Miss J. Williams, of Comox, who has
been visiting friends in Victoria for some
weeks, returned home on Tuesday.
* * *
Capt. and Mrs. Blandy (nee Miss Violet
Vernon) are visiting Dr. and Mrs. C. Vernon, of Humboldt street.
* * *
Mr. Cecil Ewart left on Monday on a
few weeks' trip to California.
* * *
Miss Hilda Harris returned last week
from California, where she has been for
several months for her health.
* * *
Dr. Fagan left on Tuesday for Ottawa
on a business trip.
* * *
Mrs. McPhillips entertained at lunch
last Thursday in honor of Mrs. Mclnnes,
of Dawson.
* * *
Mrs. J. Irving entertained at bridge on
Thursday last.
* * *
Miss Campbell is visiting her brother,
Mr. Angus Campbell, of this city.
Miss Tatlow was at home to a few of her
girl friends on Tuesday last in honor of
her guests, the Misses Cambie, of Vancouver, and was assisted by Miss Frances
Mara. The tea table was most tastefully
decorated with red carnations and prettily
shaded lights. Amongst those present
were : Miss Todd, Miss J. Butchart, Miss
G. Perry, Miss Foster, Miss Irving, Miss
G. Irving, Miss Pitts, Miss K. Gaudin,
Miss Hazel McLagan (Vancouver), Miss
Cobbett, Miss Ellis, Miss Powell, Miss Dupont, Miss Ethel Browne, Miss Drake, Miss
Flumerfelt, Miss King, Miss Tiltun, Miss
Ethel Tatlow, Miss Eberts and Miss Hannington,
* * *
On Friday afternoon of last week Miss
Nellie Dupont entertained at the tea hour
in honor of Miss Steele and Miss Creighton.
Miss Dupont was assisted by Miss Browne
at the tea tables. Amongst those present
were : Miss Eberts, Miss Pooley, Misses
Butchart, Miss Tilton, Miss E. Tilton,
Miss Nellie Todd, Miss Irving, Miss Violet
* * *
There was a very large attendance at
the Alexander Club on Tuesday evening
last, at the opening of a new Literary
Club in connection with that ladies' club.
Mrs. Powell, the president, opened 'he
meeting with a few very well-chosen words
and explained the aims and objects of the
new Literary Club and the need and advantage of more general study of literature in Victoria, and as an attraction the
Rev. Gowen, of Seattle, was asked to open
the club with a lecture, choosing for his
subject, "Poets of Today," which proved
most interesting. Mr. Gowen has won the
hearts of many literary people in Victoria
when from time to time he has lectured
here. Sir Henri Joly Lotbiniere very
kindly acted as chairman. It is to be hoped
that all who were present will do all
in their power to help the organizers of
this club. The club rooms were very prettily decorated with daffodils and calla
lilies and crowded with members and their
* #
* *
* #
Mrs. Atkins was hostess^at a most enjoyable teu, given on Saturday afternoon last, at "Beach Cottage, Dallas
Road. The tea table, which was decorated most appropriately in shamrock,
green carnations and ribbon streamers,
was presided over by a bevy of charming
young ladies, gowned in white with green
sashes, Miss Lucille Blackwood, Miss Viva
Blackwood, Miss Marjorie Rowe, Miss
Holmes, and Miss Dorothy Booth. Miss
Kathleen Booth attended the door. The
hostess looked well in a handsome black
skirt, with a silk waist of true Irish green
and green ribbon in her hair. Dunn* thc
afternoon vocal selections were rendered
by Mrs. Shaw, Miss Lugrin and Rev. .1.
Stanley Ard.
Thc guests were : Mrs. Flumerfelt,
Mrs. Richard Jones, Mrs. Galletly, Mrs.
Todd, Miss Todd, Mrs. Beauchamp, Tye,
the Jlisses Dupont, Miss A. Dupont, Aliss
N. Dupont, Mrs. Muspratt Williams, Mrs.
Rowe, Mrs. Blnckloek, Mrs. Hirsch, Mrs.
McMicking', Mrs. Jay, Mrs. Mus.rave,
Mrs. HkrgerstufT, Wilson, Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Mrs. Nash, Mrs. Beanlands, Mrs. Pom
berton, Miss Pemberton, Mrs. Lawr, Mrs.
Punnet, Mrs. Jenncr, Miss Ard, Miss Wark,
Mrs. Courtney, Mrs. Brown, Miss E.
Brown, Mrs. Lugrin, thc Misses Lugrin,
Mrs. Shaw,JMrs. N. Shaw, Mrs. Butchart,
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