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Bank of Hamilton
Capital $3,500,000
Reserve (3,500,000
Total Assets, 129,000,000
I Interest paid half yearly on deposits of
$1 and upwards in Savings Department.
■ Drafts and Money Orders on all parts ol
1 the world.   Vancouver Branch**, cor,
' of Hasting and Hamilton Sts., Powell St.
1. Cedar Grove.
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The Week
TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
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CLUTE & MURRAY
REAL ESTATE aid
INVESTMENT BROKERS.
INSURANCE AGENTS.
List your properties with us.
46 Fort Street, Corner Broad.
JUUUUUtA MJUIXSLSlJL&SUlJlA&SSX.
VANCOUVER    B. C, SATURDAY,   JULY 14, 1906.
One Dollar Pee Annum
he Editor's Review
©f Current Topics.
should be expected to abandon thei* tic that necessary expenditures can- and P°und foolish" this >» *he rework to follow Mr. Hawthornthwaite not be made.. Unsightly shacks'An attraction superior to any other in
round the Province for the purpose of still encumber and disfigure our prin- j brin8Wg in and holding visitors, to
denouncing his Anarchistic ideas is eipal streets because the Council re-jsay llothing of the pleasure afforded
not very clear, except on the supposi- fuses to authorize the necessary legal Ito the thousands of our citizens who
lost any force it had. A reference to
the records of voting in the House
will show that the statement is false.
Time and again the Socialist vote was
not a solid one in any case, being
adventurers" catch phrase in con-
Iction with the Kaien Island deal,
cannot be congratulated on the re-
It by anyone accustomed to weigh
|idence, and to arrive at a conclu-
based on what is actually proven;
[t it is to be commended for having
courage to say what every other
|beral organ has carefully avoided
ying, that if there was any band of
Iventurers in  the case Mr.  E. V.
['dwell, K.C, "a man high in his
pfession  and  whose  integrity  has
■ver   been   questioned," was     the
lief.     The News for the first time
[Idly names the '.liree so-called ad-
litnrei's, Messrs. Bodwell Larsen and
hderson,  and  thus appraises their
(itives:   "Mr. Bodwell was able to
the ear of the Grand Trunk Pale Railway company with a view to
fure retainers or a solicitorship, his
pnt Larsen was enabled to approach
company on a friendly basis with
^'iew to construction contracts, and
Bodwell's  other  client,   Ander-
■1,  was enabled to deposit to his
Idit in the bank several thousand
liars and to secure from the comity a promise to pay an additional
li of $40,000."
|io far so good.   We have no objec-
to  the action of the News in
Iking it clear that in all their moulding schemes Messrs. Larsen and
[derson   Were   counselled,   advised,
ll led by so eminent and honorable
counsel as Mr. Bodwell, who has
leived the cachet of confidence both
|m the Premier of the Province on
floor of the Legislative Assembly,
ll from the directors of the Grand
ink Pacific   who appointed    him
rlr solicitor.    To ordinary people
would seem to stamp the whole
lisaetion  with  the  Hall  mark of
bectability, and to "remove it far
that class of grafting schemes
|ch have lately been exposed "in thomthwaite and his colleagues voted
■ther place."   Still the News is not | against the Government.   With res-
lsfied.   To assess the respectabil- pect to the only specific charge on
lof the "band" at the high stand- this point made by the World, that
[of its learned chief is to absolve Socialist  support  for  the  Columbia
[Government from having played & Western subsidy Bill was purchas-
the hands of adventurers. That ed by consenting to reduce the de-
he last thing the News wishes to posit   fee  for  parliamentary  eandi-
|so it furnishes us again with an dates to $100.   Mr. Hawthornthwaite
pple of F. J. Deane in his favorite never snid anything of the sort.   As a
of Hamlet "letting I dare not  matter of fact he defended the pay
If they did he wouid soon cease to
|ef of       The Nelson Daily Newi addressed alternately to Mr. J. H. tion that they ta'<.» them as seriously steps to get rid of them.   Wholesale! fjock to the music on every occasion,
Band,     is one of the few Liberal Hawthornthwaite    and  the  Govern- as the Liberal press, another conclu-
organs that occasionally ment.   We are told that "Mr. Mc- si°n which taxes our credulity.     In
a gleam of what-might become Bride and his associates have osten- the opinion of the Week no one takes
|sonable  argument, from its own sibly held power during three ses- Mr- Hawthorntliwi.ite seriously but,
iitical standpoint,.   The trouble is sions under a dangerous revolutionary himself, that is when in the pictur-
jtt the effort is so exhausting that compact with the three Socialists." BSQ«e phraseology of the World he
(cannot be sustained.   In a recent This has been said so often by the is waving the "Red flag of Anarchy.'
|ue it again essays the futile task j Liberal press, and in such ungram-
i making capital out of the "band matical language that it has long ago
split between the two political parties; and time and again Mr. Haw-
adulteration of milk continues un-!0ne wonders what would meet with
cheeked for the same reason. The the approbation of such a Council.
Mayor openly states that it is suf- P">bably they think a tin whistle
ficient for him to advocate a policy band woul<l meet the requirements of
to ensure its being promptly turned. t"e °ase.
down.   From all of this it is clear 	
that the Mayor has no influence with' Sunday        The Lord's Day Act has
the Council, and that the latter has Observance, .become law after some
wave it, or to have the opportunity!! no conception of its duty.   A "lais-i important   modifications
for doing so. It is just because it | ser faire" policy is a poor one at the »n the Commons and others still more
amuses him and harms no one else j present moment when efforts are be- j drastic in the Senate. Whilst ex-
that he is allowed to keep on doing'ing put forward on every hand to 1 tremists may not be satisfied we think
it. What kind of a Government would advance the interests and popularity I that the vast majority of Canadians
it be that would start out and chase hy  increasing  the  attractiveness  of will  appreciate and  endorse one of
j the most important pieces of legislation yet placed on the Statute books.
Most of the criticism levelled at the
rateasure lias either been based on a
misconception of its scope and intent,
or has been engineered by special interests. That for instance on behalf
of Sunday papers was too obviously
a matter of a few dollars and cents
to weigh in the sett lenient of so important a question. When so respectable and influential a paper as lhe
Colonist is driven to the wholesale
importation of "boiler plate" in
order to eke out local matter it is
seen how flimsy is the excuse for
desiring to publish a Sunday paper.
People do not want their Sunday
reading in the form of imported atrocities of the most sensational kind,
illustrated by crude drawings which
always border on the vulgar and often
on tbe ebscenc, Petty critics of this
really great measure forget in grinding their little axes that there nre two
great principles at stake, the protection of labor that is the relief from
compulsory Sunday toil, and the recognition of a great historic fact, happily not yet reduced to a Shibboleth
even by the MammJnn spirit of the
Western World, reverence for the
Lord's Day. This may be scoffed at
by people who do not realize its importance, but the action of the Commons in refusing to permit any alteration in the title by the Senate shows
that they realized the importance of
the real issue. Wie are convinced
that the Act is both wise and just. A
fine recognition of individual right, a
still finer recognition of a truth which
is inwoven with the very texture of
the British Constitution and in defence nf which her youngest child
has now placed ilself on record—the
inviolability of the Christian Sabbath.
an Anarchist flag? There are some
business details to be attended to in
connection with the affairs of an administration that leave little time for
bubble-blowing or pursuing nn "ignis
fatuus." If that is the World's
conception of the duty of a ministry no wonder it thinks "party lines
the city. Recent Council meetings
have furnished much food for reflection to the thoughtful citizen. The
press faithfully reflects the kindergarten play that goes on—columns
of recrimination and abuse with an
occasional  streak  nf  levity  that  ill
accords with lhe importance of the] 	
are a failure." Again we say all! interests confided by (he ratepayers Canadian The Canadian Magazine
this is too silly and its purpose too j to the Council. At a recent meeting: Magazine, for July maintains the
obvious.   The World realizes the in>> these wise  "fathers"  in    a  lit    of standard of excellence re-
possibility of defeating the present economic zeal resolved to enl out the cent ly set and both in letterpress and
Government <>n party lines it would trifling appropriation of $500 for illustration leaves little to be desired,
upon I would. It looks as if he ment of the subsidy in one of the best' therefore abandon them. We doubt Band Concerts. Tt is only 11 trifle, The article on "Canada's First Par-
ately intends to sacrifice Mr. speeches of the session, taking' the jlf the suggestion will receive any but straws show which wny the wind liament" is extremely interesting and
ell's reputation for integrity on ground on which the Government al- j support. The Piovince has had blows, and if ever ,1 policy could now thnt only two of the fathers of
Iter of revenge at the bidding of wavs elected to fight the question that! enollgh of coalitb'is, it has decided fairly be denounced as "pennywise Confederation remain.
leal expediency. To be logical of "moral obligation to pay a just for Party Iines ^ the decision is
list either do this, or acquit the debt. If the World has nothing; ,lkcly to be permanent,
rnment   of   "mala fides";  and stronger than this flimsy foundation
Itimes Editor Deane  tries hard on which to base its charge it is in Civic
logical. a bad case.   The idea that a man who Affairs.
 —— I according to the World has "the Mc-
''        The Vancouver World, as Bride scalp    in  one hand," should mildly.
§j^®®®®®^^^
The  civic affairs  of Vic
toria are  not  in  a satis-
i
factory condition to put it j
The  great  urgency  nf  thej
pointed out in our last, has barter $10,000,000 worth of land for water question is not realized by the j
coined    another    electoral something less than "Esau's dish of Council who thwart every effort of J
aign    cry,    "Abandon      party I soup "—should  it not be  pottage?— the Mayor to bring it to a straight
I?'   In Wednesday's issue it fori places the Socialist leader on as low issue.   After   three   years' constant
Lec.ond time canvasses the ques- a scale of intelligence as the World, agitation the matter is not advanced
"Are party lines a failure"? a conclusion of which it will be diffi- a single step unless the decision of
\,o its own satisfaction proves its cult to  convince  the  public.    Just Mr. Justice Duff may be regarded as
by a series of denunciations why Premier McBride and his cabinet a step.   The revenues are so inelas-
Wellborn Whiskey Worth Wetting
We draw attention to onr famous
GLENLIVET WHISKEY
Which is a Wend of the finest a ged Scotch Whiskies, matured In sherry casks ond ripened
by an ocean voyape almost round the world.   We bur  it direct in very largo quantities
and retail it ot the extremely low figure of 85c. per bottle.
DIXI H. ROSS & G©., IU Government St. Victoria
I
 THE   GROCERS  g THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1906.
"VANCOUVER '
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Parochial Politics.
The controversies that rage round the
civic departments with recurrent regularity would be amusing were they not
boring. Thc people of Vancouver have
not yet succeeded in shedding that
parochial way of looking at things
which is not far removed from bovine
stagnation, li we would only learn to
leave petty details of departmental red-
Canadian law will give short shrift to
Brothier.
Gone Away I
From the shelter of the tepee,
Terror-torn and tearful tepee,
Hied the chief called Capilano
And his brother of Cowichan.
Very red and raw their skins were,
Very red and raw their blankets,
But their hearts were in the right place,
In the place considered usual;
And no heed they took of squawling,
Squawling squaw and puling papoose,
For they knew it was their duty-
tape to thc heads of those departments, .,geen their duty and lney <jone jt»_
Cards to drop upon 'be White Chief,
or 111 default to the old gentlemen who
sit at ease in the City Hall, we might
be able lo take a larger view of life,
This, however, we shall never succeed
in doing till we elect a council capable
of relieving us of the painful necessity
of thinking for them by means of the
button-hole, lobby, and press. Once we
achieve this maturity we shall be content
to attend to out own affairs, doubtless
to their no small advancement, confident that the men we pay to direct the
machinery of the. cily are earning their
emoluments. As things are at present,
every little squabble of every little jack-
ill-office must see our linger in il or we
do nol feel we are public-spirited.   Wc
THE MOTHERLAND
Exchanges With Our Kindred-
Hands Across the Sea
Decay of Coachmanship.
For the time being fancy driving may
be regarded as very much out of fashion.
Certain enthusiasts of four-in-hand 'still
remain, but the horsy young man of the
present day does not turn his attention
to driving as his predecessor did, but
rather cultivates hunting and polo, and
uses the motor-car in pursuit of both
sports.—The Field.
raise a lea-pot tempest over every
little
bit of ten-cent jobbery and demand thc
instant hanging, drawing, and quartering of probably lhe poor person
blame.
leasl to
Ihal he helped its
in its  nursery stage.
Business Men and Business Men.
There are plenty of us who are not
exactly   devoted   lo   His   Worship   the
Mayor, but  if that  is  so  it  is largely
owing 10 his manners  rather than his
methods.    Ol"   the   "Business   Council"
of  1906 he  is  the  only  business man.
We had hopes of one or two others, but
they  have  failed  us.    The    Mayor   is
handicapped   by   his   splendid   isolation
and live rarity of the casting vote, but
what time he gets an opportunity to acl
without   those   twelve    old    gentlemen
hanging on to his dapper coat-tails he
takes  occasion  by the hand—and  acts.
Touching  thai   little    malter    of    the
Chiefship   of   Police he seized time by
the forelock and anticipated absurd opposition  by  taking  the   wind   from  its
sails.    Thc Chief of Police  was in tlle
pay of the cily, and as the Chief Execu
live  Mr.   Buscombe  had  the  authority
to dismiss or  retain  him  as his  judgment guided.    The  ridiculous agitation
for an inquiry still troubling the waters,
is as causeless and monstrous as would
be one in behalf of a  clerk  dismissed
"for cause" by his employer.   Mr. North
is a worl by man, and his character and
limited attainments are beyond reproach,
but then he has his limitations, and wc
intend  Vancouver to have  none.    Thc
cily has outgrown Mr. North.   That is
lhe   sole reason for   bis   removal.   He
may now step aside and walch Vancouver grow, conscious
toddling footstep
That he may not guide it< young manhood is not his fault, but his misfortune,
This   lusty  young  city   needs   a  lusty
tutor.     Whether   the   new   appointment
will prove the man 10 fit the hour is a
question   for  lhe gods  to  decide.
Malodorous,
Once more the Brothier abomination
is in thc public eye, after thc eight days'
respite of remand. What will happen in
regard to this despoiler of the public
purity is a grave question lo those who
have the interests of the community at
heart. Tbe long-drawn out law will, of
course, dally with this succulent if
somewhat high-flavored morsel till lhe
citizens' patience is exhausted, but even
this latter could stand the strain if it
were confident that the event would
prove in consonance with the opinion
of every right-thinking man. We must
be (hank fill, 1 suppose, that at least we
shall be hardly submitted to the travesty that often mimics law in the United
States, and particularly in such cases
as this. It is hardly possible that Brothier will be bandied from court to
court, tried and re-tried, acquitted and
re-acquitted and finally given his freedom on that time-worn plea of insanity,
to his own no small amusement and the
exasperation of a long-suffering public.
Tbis is so often tbe history of similar
cases across the line especially where
money is forlhcomink that to see a rich
or influential criminal meet his desserts is as unusual as it is refreshing.
Cards   enframed   in   fretted  beadwork,
Beadwork wrought in lonely moments
By the light of murmuring moonbeams.
So they wrapped them in red blankets.
Just red blankets, and  a feather
Plucked from hen or crow or eagle,
(Which it didn't matter greatly
For each one was painted yellow.)
Mounted   they  the   devil-wagon,
Plush and nickel-mounted  wagon,
Lent them for consideration
By the big chiefs men call C. P.
(Always for consideration
But of course that doesn't matter.)
And lhey thought of tales of Cooper,
Fenimore, not t'other Cooper,
Told to them by story-tellers,
Surely they  were story-tellers,
Telling stories by the acre,
But what odds, if they believed thein?
So they soothed their souls and bodies
With these stories and some other
Things that white men often gave them—
Also for consideration—
Such  as laughing fire-water,
Bibles,  too,  and  little prayer-books,
Not as clever half as Cooper
But lhey always came together;
Funny how they came together.
So the two chiefs Joe and Charlie,
Cowichan and Capilano—
Looks like four, but that impression
Comes of too much fire-water,
l?ire-water mentioned just now
In connection with the Bible
And thc little pocket-prayer-books.
So thc two chiefs Joe and Charlie
Went away towards the sunrise,
In the plush-trimmed devil wagon,
Same as that with nickel fixings,
Out towards the shining water,
Only  shining from  a  distance,
Very nasty on arrival,
Most upsetting to the stomach,
Of a  high-souled, noble red man;
What befell them there and later
Cannot well be told in this wise
Or the metre would get wavy;
So we draw the veil; the story
Must be told by Joe and Charlie.
W.
Dearth of Rhodes Scholars.
There is in circulation among followers of college affairs a rumor that the
American Rhodes scholarships despite
the enthusiasm with which their installation was attended, are in a more or
less precarious condition. There is a
dearth, remarkable as it is unfortunate,
of candidates for the places left by
graduating scholars and open to new
appointment.—New York Sun.
In His Own Coin.
A young lady who was in the habit of
dealing at a certain draper's shop was
very annoyed to receive on many occasions a small button-hook instead of her
farthing change. She complained once
or twice, and was told rather curtly that
they had not any farthings. She said no
more; but one day, when her purchase
amounted to one shilling, she calmly
laid on the counter forty-eight small
button-hooks. '"What is this for?" ask-
"4 the astonished shopman. "Why,"
she replied sweetly, "these are the
forty-eight button-hooks I have received
from you instead of farthings. If they
are coin for you they are coin for me."
The Home
Seekers
Goal.
Special   Bargains  to
Wind Up An  Estate.
6y2 acres in the North
End, only 20 minutes walk
to Post Office, with southern aspect, #600 per acre,
5 acres is all cleared and in
high state of cultivation.
Seaview lots from $50 to
$100 each, chiefly cleared,
and ready for building on.
Easy terms if necessary.
The B. C. Land & Investment
Agency, Ltd.
Real Estate, Financial and
Insurance Agents,
VICTORIA, B. C.
Our Norman Virtues.
It is probable that the British owe
their thoughtfulness, their steadiness,
their social discipline, the justice of
their views, and the surety of their judgment to the Norman Conquest.—Gaulois,
Paris.
A French Military View.
The day Russia joins the coalition
England is preparing against Germany
will find Germany in an analogous position to that of France under Napoleon j
I—alone against the world.—France
Militarie, Paris.
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Vivant les Anglais.
The entente with England bas followed the process which is the natural evolution of durable sentiments. Official
visits, dinners, toasts are generally good
pretexts, and give us excellent indications. But people shouted "Vivent les
Anglais I" at Longchamps on Sunday,
and nothing is worth so much as that.
--Figaro, Paris.
I SPORTING COMMENT
lj ON PASSINd 'EVRNTS
VICTORIA.
The Hillside baseball team went down
to defeat before thc Nanaimo club at
Beacon Hill Thursday afternoon, to the
score of 11-3. The game was very uninteresting and slow, and after the second innings there was "nothing doing"
but the Nanaimo players. The Hillside
team, which was expected to make a
good showing, was sadly lacking at critical moments ,and as a result the visitors
took thc lead in the second innings and
were never headed.
Absurdity of Silk Hats.
The ridiculous custom of wearing that
shining funnel, the silk hat, will appear
,is stupefying to our great-grandchildren
as the custom of putting a bone through
the lip or a ring through the nostrils
appears monstrous to us.—Gaulois,
Paris.
Absurdity in Tailoring.
During the past decade wc have in
male attire paid too much attention to
the utilitarian and not enough to thc artistic, but at last the tide has turned,
and men's clothing generally is gcttin;:
more stylish and finished.—Tailor and
Cutter.
A return match between the Victoria
Cricket Club and a team selected by Mr.
Menzies will be played at the Jubilee
I lospilal grounds to-morrow afternoon,
commencing at 2 o'clock. The team to
represent Victoria will be. Q. D. H.
Warden, L. York, W. York, H. Cobbett,
L. 0. Garnett, L. V. Conyers, T. B. Tye,
G. L. Dixon, A. Coles, B. Trimen and
P. R. Robins.
In the Welsh ladies' championship
tennis games on Wednesday, May Sutton of California beat Mrs. Raikes by a
score of 6 to 1, Mrs. Raikes retired
after the first set.
In the open mixed doubles, F. H.
Datmcey and Miss Sutton beat R. Barry
and Miss Heard, 6-0, 6-2.
In the ladies' open doubles, Mrs. Stcr-
ry and Miss Sutton beat Miss Longhurst
and Miss Hudd, 6-1, 6-0.
If one's income is limited, the general
rule is that one must live and die in a
black hat.—Ladies' Field.
Doctors' Dignity.
Why should we tell patients what wc
are giving them? Depend upon it. by
so doing we lose our dignity as a profession. Tbe public now think they
know as much as the medical man.—
Medical Times.
Ahsolescent Invitations.
Invitations of a formal character are
practically out of date. The next generation will laugh at our old forms of
invitation and acceptance, for even now
it is by telephone we ask our friends to
dine or to dance.—Lady's Pictorial.
Ladies'
Trimmed
Combs,
Ladies' Dressing
Combs,
Gentlemen's
Combs,! Etc
See the Herpicide
Comb,
Something New.
Cyrus H. Bowes, Chemist,
98 Government Street,
Near Yates St., VICTORIA.
SUIT CASES
at
Suitable Prices
made up in all leathers aud style
GLADSTONE
The newest thing out in a
Suit Case.
HANDBAGS
Every shape, size and leather.
10 per cent oi
for the next two days.
E. CHAPMAN
DAVIS  CHAflBERS
Vancouver.
Real Ha;
Switches
Pompadours,
all of the lat<
style, at
MADAJ
KOSCH,
Hair Dres
Parlor
58 Done
Stree
VICTORIA.
Special Pleading.
Age is improvement on the immaturity of youth. Nearly all things of value
improve with age; why not woman ?—
The Boudoir.
Girls' Beading.
Girls of the sweet seventeen age are
"going in," as they themselves would
say, for Dumas. The head mistress of
a large girls' school has stated that "The
Three Musketeers" is the most popular
volume in the school library. Certainly
it is better that Miss Romantic Seventeen should read Dumas than buy
photographs of actors, however hands-
some they may be.—The Book Monthly.
Some Men Thrive
In Hot Weather,
Others feel it very keenly.
These men are probably too
warmly clad. They've a tired
look. Haven't you noticed it?
You'll find that the keen eyed
chap "who pulls his own
weight" and more, in summer
wears a serge or gray flannel
suit, thin underwear, a straw
or light felt hat, and a soft
shirt.
You can get the whole outfit
at Finch's, and at a reasonable
price.
We work hard all the time
and don't mind it a bit. Just
now we're very busy opening
Negligee Shirts from $1 to $5;
Fancy Sox from 25c. to $3. per
pair; Fancy Vests from $1.50
to $5.
FINCH & FINCH
57 Government St,       VICTORIA
THE LATEST METHOD OF
ENTERTAINING THIS SEASON
IS TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDSt
Tally-Ho Picnic
on the famous
White Tally-Ho
H The cover protects from rain andi
RING UP PHONE 293
AND MAKE ARRANQEMEr-
STEVE WHITE
Yates Street VIctc
SPECIAL OFFER
SEASONABLE
GOODS.
BEE   SUPPLIES.-Buckwheat
Rye,   Clover,   Timothy,    Lawn
Ensilage   Com,   Mangel,  Turnip,
cial quotations in quantity.
Spray Pumps, Whale Oil Soap(
etable Plants.
Large Stock of HOME GI
Fruit and Ornamental Trees no
tured for the fall trade.
No expense, loss or delay of i
tion or inspection.
Let me price your list before ,
your order.
We do business on our own (j
—no rent to pay, and am prepi]
meet all competition.
Catalogue Free.
M. J. HENRY,
3010 Westminster Fd
Vancouvl
4*> %%%*%%• •*%%i%i%+r%r4
Old Fashioned)
Furniture,
Old China,
Brass and Copd
46 Douglas Street, Vlo]
Mrs. M. E. MaeLtod,
Opposite Balmd
L THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1906.
I   At The Street   f
I Corner h
is not a little strange, at least it
ears so to me, that for two weeks in
ession, in order to procure copy for
Week I should have been obliged
l[go to the dogs," but so it is, and in
case, instead of the "facon de partaking the form of a metaphor it
lie  reverse, and may be interpreted
jratim et verbatim."
(V dog of last week was a sad dog,
il sneaking and thieving propensities;
anine hero of this week is an ar-
dog, with  a rare gift which has
one counterpart  in the annals of
!ry, and that so far back that it is
[tided  in  doubt.    However, I must
umber a good story with too many
hents, so here goes,
'ie McSwcyne Stock company, which
with such a chilling reception last
kday week on their return visit to
toria, were stranded here, and one
he minor actors, a fellow of infinite
and  a  good  ventriloquist,  but  of
finite   means,   found   himself   on
sday morning tbe  proud  possessor
one  nickel.    Having been  born  of
'ty parents he resolved not to spend
haste, so instead of taking break-
he took up a bole in his belt and
led on a loaf round the city.    The
was warm, and by noon the buckle
to be  tightened  once more.    To-
[ds evening the belt had done all it
d to appease the pangs of hunger,
with a resolve born of desperation
r  approached  lhe   doorway  of  the
\cc saloon, with visions of the larg-
and best schooner of ale in Victoria
a free lunch,
list as he was entering his eye light-
in a small dog curled up on the step,
irilliant   idea   struck  him,   and  lie
ily snatched up the dog and tucked
under his arm.    Boldly walking in-
be saloon be found mine host, the
ry   Dutchman!  behind  the  counter,
ordered a schooner of ale, at the
3   time   carefully   setting  the   little
down on thc counter,
ie Dutchman  turned  round to get
glass, nnd was startled to hear his
-imer   say.   especially  as   there   was
one   else   in   lhe   saloon   just  then,
d what will you have?"   But   that
, nothing to  the  shock  he  received
n the dog, in a thin, piping voice,
ied,  "Oh,   f   think  I'll  take  a  ham
jwich."
ilb eyes starting out of bis head he
limed, "Mein Gott, can be tall, like
It seems like it," said the actor.
|ecdless to say, the ham sandwich
quickly produced and as quickly
liuned by the two strange customers.
Kay, mister, I must puy dat dog,"
liiiued lhe Dutchman.
Impossible," replied the actor, "I
I bad him for years, and we could
lhe parted, could wc, Toby?" adding tbe  dog.
4o," came again in that sad, piping
e.
lie Dutchman was by this time fairly
ling with excitement; unlocking his
I, he produced a handful of notes,
1 pushing them towards the actor exiled, "I must have dat dog; Ire vill
great draw for my saloon.   I gif
[one hundred dollar."
first the actor protested  that fie
|d not part with  Toby, but finally,
the most desperate persuasion, he
|iiciled himself by the spoken reflec-
"Wcll, old boy, we are dead
le, and perhaps you will be better
for, so"—taking up the bills—
fid-bye, old fellow."
liming to leave the saloon he was
}fed by the most piteous appeal from
who by this time was in his new
ler's  hands,   "You   aren't  going to
me, are   you
■>"
|es, T'm afraid I must, old man.'1
/ell"—rejoined Toby,  in a piqued
-"then I'll never speak again."
Ind," says the Dutchman, in relat-
jhe story, "Py Gott, he hasn't!"
In anyone tell tne why the splendid
Is courts of the J. B. A. A. on
Iston Street are so little used. They
|n perfect condition,  for accuracy
and speed no grass courts can compare
with them, and yet there is practically
no use made of them. There must be a
screw loose somewhere. Nelson and
Rossland have three earth courts each,
the population of the two cities combined is less than a third that of Victoria, yet it is difficult to get a vacant
court any day between 4 o'clock and
sundown. And the men always play almost daily before breakfast. Cannot
the committee do something to stimulate the interest of the members? In
the two places mentioned a ladies' committee serves tea daily from 4 to 6.
Surely this is not impossible in Victoria?
"Live and let live" is a good motto.
I should like to paraphrase it thus:
"Sleep, and let sleep." I sometimes
wish I could. It is not my conscience
that keeps me awake, but the leave-
taking of young couples who find my
comer a convenient one at which to
say good night. This process lasts
from 11 p.m. till 1 a.m., and consists of
many things against which I do my
best to close my ears, not always with
success. For hygienic reasons I keep
my bedroom window open; hereafter I
must close it or allow myself to become
the unwilling witness of pathetic farewells at 1 a.m. I hardly know which
alternative is the worse, but having been
there myself have little doubt I shall
choose the former—if necessary.
The Tourist Association is to be congratulated on some of the people
brought to Victoria as the result of its
energetic campaign, but to this, as to
most rules, there are exceptions. The
last excursion of the Indianapolis landed a party of four, two men and two
women, who sauntered up Government
Street until they reached a well known
restaurant not far from Yates Street.
After satisfying themselves that it looked respectable enough they entered and.
seated themselvs at the first table.
Needless to say .this was laid with
spotless napery, and properly equipped
with silverware and other requisites.
They uncoiled the serviettes and spread
them out; then a basket of provisions
was produced, and a hearty meal commenced. All this time the proprietor
was eyeing llrem with a half surprised,
half amused air which toned into "Well,
I'll be  ," when one of the  men
touched the hell and asked "Can we
have a pitcher of water?"
The proprietor is a sport, and resolved to enter into tlle spirit of thc same,
so he politely served them himself with
a quart of Elk Lake special.
After the meal the party carefully
slowed the remains in ihcir basket, left
four dirty serviettes and a greasy cloth
on lhe table, and sauntered out without
offering to pay a cent. Thc proprietor,
however, rose to the occasion, and as
lhey passed the cash register he handed
them the tooth picks, with the remark, "I shall be glad to see any of
your friends, if they will call."
On Wednesday afternoon I, who
usually look with a calm, philosophic
eye on lhe more fortunate of my kind,
found myself tbe subject of envy; a
condition which I fear may be taken as
a pretty clear indication that I am "falling from grace," at least that is, I believe the stereotyped phrase to apply to
one who is habitually contented and
occasionally impatient. The cause of
my discontent, dear reader, you will
never guess. It arose when I saw a
lovely little pinnace steam from the
J. B. A. A. boat house, with a merry
party on board. It was such an ideal
boat, probably 36 ft. long by 8 ft. beam,
everything so clean and bright, with a
mastery over wind and water which
gave the owner chances of enjoyment
not to be surpassed. Perfect weather,
a clear sky, and calm sea, and a thousand islands to wind among to select
from, to move anear or to rest on, far
from tbe drudgery of life, and the
badgery of bank messengers and other
unfeeling duns.
What possibilities—yes, for the favored few. It opened the way for other
dreams, tbe idlest and most foolish of
all, which soon brought me back to earth
and James Bay causeway, but if the
pinnace belonged to Mr. Rogers, the
Vancouver sugar king, my dreams are
my own, and I am richer than he, even
though I have to sign myself
There are queer people in all walks of
life and the humble but highly necessary
calling of baker furnishes no exception
to the rule. One of Victoria's leading
artists in yeast and dough supplies bread
to a well known and popular grocery
store. This week the message boy of the
latter establishment was sent back for a
supply of paper in which to wrap the
loaves and the bread man positively refused to fill the order until the paper
was brought. This may be regarded as
approaching the limit in the science of
economics.
LOUNGER.
An Appeal to Naturalists.
The Natural History Society has undertaken the work of •establishing a
wild flower garden in this city. We
have secured a most eligible site in Beacon Hill Park, and the city authorities
have promised to make us two small
rocky ponds.
Our aim is to secure a representative
collection of the many beautiful wild
flowers and shrubs native to this Province.
We now appeal to anyone who is interested in the flora of his particular
locality to help us. We want this fall
only those subjects that will thrive on
rocks and in dry situations, as we shall
not have water until next season.
Our funds are limited and we cannot
offer to pay for plants, but will gladly
pay freight charges. It is a labour of
love on our part, and we shall be glad
to hear from anyone able and willing to
help us in the good work.
EDW. ALEX. WALLACE,
President.
Victoria, B.C.
Olla Podrida.
Cutting Both Ways.
There is a story about a company-
promoter who advertised for an office
boy. He received a hundred replies.
Out of the hundred he selected! ten,
and with the writers of these ten replies
lie had a personal interview. His final
choice fell upon a bright youth, to whom
lire said: "My boy. I like your appearance and your manner very much. I
think you may do for the place. Did
you bring a character?" "No sir," replied the boy; "I can go home and get
it." "Very well; come hack to-morrow
morning with it, and if it is satisfactory
I dare say I shall engage you." Late
that same afternoon the financier was
surprised by the return of the candidate. "Well," he said cheerily, "have
you got your character?" "No," answered lhe boy; "but I've got yours—an' I
ain't coming!"
Tommy's Part.
The youngsters had been consigned
to the nursery, and strict injunctions
had been laid upon them to "play a nice
quiet game.." In a few moments, how
ever, sounds as of a thunderstorm, with
a dish of boiler factory, issued from the
room, and mother rushed up.
"'Mercy on us, children!" she exclaim
ed,   "whatever  are you    doing?    You
must not make such a terrible noise."
"But mamma," explained! one of the
darlings, "we are playing theatre."
"Theatre?"
"Yes; this scene is the storm at sea,
and all of us excepting Tommy are ship
wrecked people calling for help."
Mamma's attention was thus directed
to Tommy, who crouched in a comer,
emitting doleful howls.
"And what is Tommy doing?" she
asked.
"Tommy is the scenery."
"The scenery?"
"Yes; he is the ocean, shieking in the
teeth of tbe storm."
t
Buttonholes.
The man who would be fashionable
now must wear a flower in his buttonhole when going out in the evening,
whether to theatre, to dine, or to an
evening party. For a very long time
past bottonholes have been out of favor
with men, and the sight of a flower-
always excepting Mr. Chamberlain's
orchid—has been a rarity. Now everything is to he altered, and it is predicten
that we are to go to the other exreme.
jJExlra Dry    (
"■H-Mumm &c
unci
LITTLE BOTTLE
THAT
CARRIES HEALTH
PROSPERITY
AND
HAPPINESS
ALL ROUND
THEWORLD
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S Purveyors to;the Royal Family,
I   DISTILLERS OF HIGH GRADE   SCOTCH  WHISKIES"
w Buchanan's Royal Household atji.sojper bottle
I* Buchanan's Blnck and White at $1,25 per bottle
jg Buchanan's Red Seal at $1.00 per'bottle
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The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture.
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Tzouhalem Hotel
Duncan Station.
AT GORGE PARK.-Nirrhtlv. London Bioscope. Biggest and Best Moving Picture Show. Opens Monday
with Fifth Redment Band.
Lakeside Hotel
Cowichan Lake
PRieE BROS.,  Proprietor!..
LAKESIDE HOTEL, COWICHAN LAKE
The Popular Tourist Resort of Vnncouver Isluud.    Excellent  Ply  Pishing,
Boating, Lawn Tenuis.
Special Return Tickets Issued by the C, P. R„ $2—Qood for  15 Days.
l/pACTTJC CTAfiCC meeiii rain daily at Duncan's for the above
l\Cr\0 1 O Ol /\UCo popular resort, Return tickets for sale at
h. & N. Railway Office good for 15 days, $5.00.
If you love your wife
BUY   HER  A  GAS  STOVE
It will save her a lot of extra work and
give her time for other things
besides cooking.
VICTORIA GAS COMPANY, LIMITED. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1906.
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VICTORIA WATER SUPPLY.
(By W. Blakemore, M.I.M.E., Grenwel!
Gold .Medalist, 1904.)
There are more senses than one in
which the water supply of Victoria is a
burning question. For three years it
has been lhe one absorbing topic in
municipal affairs. It bas absorbed time,
money and energy, but very little progress has been made. At the present
moment probably conditions are worse
than at any previous period in our history. This is only natural, seeing that
the population is constantly increasing,
whilst ihe water supply remains stagnant. Such an obvious conclusion makes
no recognition of lhe fact that in addition to an increase in lhe number of
users there is also a greatly extended
use of water for garden sprinkling, so
thai the actual quantity per capita available for ordinary purposes is less than
formerly. According 10 lhe figures
carefully prepared by Mr. Thos. C.
Sorby, who is 011 all hands admitted to
be a competent and reliable authority,
lhe summer consumption is about
,3,000,000.
There are few citizens who do not
realize the difficulties in thc way of distributing even this modest quantity under the present system. From 5 until
9 in the evening scores of houses have
no supply whatever, this is during the
garden watering process. At all times
the pressure is so low as to be totally
inadequate for fire purposes. What
would an insurance expert say of a
gravity pressure of 40 lbs. at Trounce
Alley, 45 lbs', at the Post Office, and 50
lbs. at the City Hall, in each case falling
to 20 lbs. during sprinkling time? At
Government House on Monday last
there was only 2 inches of water in the
tank at 5 o'clock, and no means of
getting more. All this takes no account of the totally insufficient quantity
available for street sprinkling, with the
discomfort and disease resulting; nor
does it touch the still more important
question of the quality of the water.
Dealing with the latter first, all The
Week knows is that it has three obvious
defects. Il is muddy, it tastes like
stagnant water, and it has a most offensive odour. Wc have been told that
none of these conditions are conclusive
evidence that it contains poisonous
germs, and that the absence of typhoid
and tbe general good health of the city
should be accepted as proof to the contrary. Still, the evidence of the senses
cannot be disregarded, and water condemned by sight, taste, and smell can
hardly be considered satisfactory. The
other proofs may unfortunately come at
any moment. A careful analysis would
go far to allay public anxiety on this
point, but the authorities, probably with
discretion, have not seen fit to have an
official analysis made for six years.
Thc   conditions   being    conceded,    as
generally speaking, they are, it only becomes a question as to the best means
of remedying them. Only two feasible
projects have been discussed in detail,
the Elk Lake and thc Goldstream. We
venture to think that it is a waste of
time to consider any other, and the
search for a Highland Lake or any
similar alternative a mere pursuit of a
will-o'-the-wisp.
The points in favor of Elk Lake are
that the city already has $800,000 invested in the present system, and would lose
it if that scheme were abandoned. ■ This
may be true as a matter of fact, but it is
not a valid argument, either for or
against that scheme. If an expenditure
is an unwise one and on practical and
economic grounds should not have been
made it cannot be used as an argument
against abandonment. If the system is
bad it must be abandoned, and the loss
pocketed.    This is sound finance.
The next point urged in favor of an
extension of the Elk Lake system is
that il would involve a smaller initial
outlay, viz., $473,137 against $2,017,037
as demanded by the Esquimalt company
or $1,293,337 as estimated by Mr. Adams.
This apparent difference, however, is
whittled down considerably when it is
found that under the Elk Lake scheme
the annual fixed charges are $35,275 and
under the other $59,1000 if the full price
asked Tie paid, or only $24,666 if purchase could be effected as Mr. Adams
figures. For closer comparison Mr. Sorby has reduced the comparative cost to
a taxable-basis which gives 2l/2 mills for
the Goldstream project on Mr. Adams'
valuation, 6 mills if on the basis of the
company's demand, and 31/3 mills if the
Elk Lake scheme be adopted. From
these figures it will be seen that the
maximum possible difference in cost between the two schemes is 2i/> mills.
It is almost certain that in the event
of fixing lhe values by arbitration some
lower figure than the maximum would
be awarded to the Esquimalt Co. But
supposing a perfect system cost the city
an extra 2i/2 mills, is that too high a
price to pay for such a luxury?
We think, however ,that no such difference would be found to exist, ln
the first place, with an efficient water
system and adequate pressure insurance
rates would be reduced. The Elk Lake
system could never effect this, being
only 193 ft. above sea level, and only
able to give a maximum effective pressure of 75 lbs. Goldstream, 442 ft.
above sea level, would give a maximum
of 200 lbs., and a constant one of 150
lbs. This would overtop any building in
the city, and satisfy the most exacting
lire expert. The rate of insurance is
based on the quantity of water available
at the required pressure for the suppression of fire. To obtain the most favorable rate granted there must be sufficient
water available to fight five days' continuous fire. If Victoria had such a
supply we should be entitled to a rebate
of 25 per cent from the present premiums, which average 114 per cent on the
assessed value.
The total value of insurable buildings
in Victoria, according to the assessment
roll, is $19,000,000. Whether the whole
of this is actually insured or not does
not affect the argument, because if not
placed with any company the owner is
carrying his own insurance and our test
applies but according to an insurance
expert whom we consulted the saving
would be from $10,000 to $14,000 per
annum or from I to li/2 mills. Add to
this the sum of $12,000 a year or 1 mill
for pumping in the case of the Elk Lake
scheme—which the engineers have declared to be a necessity, and the 2i/2
mills apparent difference in favor of the
latter disappears.
It is now fair to ask, Does the Gold-
stream project fill all the requirements?
The best way to answer this is to set
side by side the facts as collated by Mr.
Sorby and not disputed.
Watershed—Elk Lake, 2,780 acres;
Goldstream 3,260 acres.
Daily yielding capacity—Elk Lake
2,000,000 gallons Goldstream, 13,300,000
gallons (which could be increased to
22,250,000 gallons.)
Elk Lake contains floating vegetable
matter and requires liiltration. Gold-
stream is clear and uncontaminated and
requires no liiltration.
The Week is not acquainted with any
oi the parties interested, and has put
the above forward as a fair and unbiassed statement of lhe respqetivs
merits of the alternative schemes. The
only conclusion is that of the two
there can be no question that the Gold-
stream project is the only one worthy of
the city of Victoria, and the only one
which will solve the problem and give
permanent satisfaction. To tinker with
the question and patch it up, as has
been suggested, for 20 or 25 years, would
be poor policy, and whilst tiding over a
difficulty, would only leave the ratepayers of 1931 a far more difficult problem to solve, just as the whole question
today results from the policy of the
Council of 25 years ago. The Week
urges a prompt referendum and the
submission of a bye-law—tliere has already been too much delay.
Meanwhile we have one suggestion to
make which might be worth consideration.    Why not take the advice of an
expert  geologist  on  the  possibility  of
procuring an adequate water supply still
nearer the city by means of artesian borings?   Many towns in England are so
supplied,   notably   Wolverhampton,   the
capital  of the  Black Country,  with  a
municipal and rural population of nearly
200,000.    In 1893, when Mr.  Chamberlain's great water project for Birmingham was before the House of Commons,
involving the  outlay  of $50,000,000 to
bring  a  supply    150 miles  from    the
Welsh mountains, the ratepayers' Association, advised by mining experts, opposed, and submitted an alternative artesian  boring   scheme.    Mr.   Chamberlain's powerful influence, backed by his
engineer,  Mr.  Joseph  Mansergh, overruled the opposition, and the original
scheme has just been completed after 13
years' work, at a far greater cost than
the original estimate.   Since 1893, however, mining operations in the adjoining
districts of Warwickshire and Staffordshire have  demonstrated  the  absolute
accuracy of the opinions put forward hy
the advocates of Artesian boring, which
would have saved at least half the outlay.   It is by no means too late for Victoria to consider this suggestion, and its
consideration need not delay the matter
many days.
BADINAGE
By BOHEMIAN.
T.   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   ...   ....   ......   ».■..■■....■
One of old said "All men are liars."
In a later dispensation we were taught
that "All men are sinners." My own
conviction is that tliere are those who
lived in both dispensations. Such need
special ministrations for the good of
their souls and perhaps the mildest form
which these ministrations can take is
the sending of a "tract," judiciously
underlined with green pencil (it must
be green) calling the attention of the
recipient to the fact that he is of all
men the most hopelessly lost and that
his heart is "deceitful above all things
and desperately wicked." Such a compliment has this week been paid to my
editor by an unknown friend, and as
he is a most sensitive man the tract and
lhe weather Combined have brought on
an attack of nervous prostration so that
he is unable to acknowledge the gift
suitably and has requested me to do so.
I must confess my inability for a different reason, my theological training was
sadly neglected in my younger days.
When other fellows were reading
"Thomas a'Kempis" and "Foxe's Book
of Martyrs," I was roaming the lanes
with copies of Paul de Kock, Boisgobey,
Gaboriau anr George Borrow in my pocket. However, if my ignorance of Holy
Writ precludes any attempt to "answer
a—according to his folly" I am remind
ded of a quotation from a modern
teacher which is not altogether inappropriate
"Oh for the rarity of Christian charity under the sun."
I fear that not every apostle of the
Reformed Church has reformed.
A few weeks ago I called attention to
certain pictoral works of art displayed on James Bay causeway. They
were promptly covered with others
which, if not exactly "chefs d'ouvres,"
are at any rate inoffensive. An enquiry
at the City Hall elicited thc information
that the authorities have full control of
all posters, it is therefore to be hoped
that they will exercise it in the interests of public Lvu-.-j and the well-
being of the children. Any citizen who
sees an objectionable poster should notify the chief of police.
I do not know thai the enternal v.liy?
is a question more in the mind of women than men. I am prepared to admit
that fair woman herself is the question
of all time, the one unsolvable pror.h m,
the eternal sphinx. When, howeve.'. she
is docketed as the reiository of ..',. curiosity an obvious injustice is do it, I
am willing to plead guilty to more than
a little curiosity on the subje.'L of
badges, regalia, and uniforms. Why i'.o
so many men fail to enjoy a holiday
unless they are rendered conspicuous by
the wearing of a badge or swathing
bands of tinsel which may be classed as
bad specimens of decorative art? What
is the significance? What is the advantage? Is it one of the last infirmities of
noble minds or only a connecting link
with the not distant past, when a few
tawdry ornaments constituted both dress
and decoration? If distinctions must
be worn on certain occasions why need
they be so crude and bizarre as to offend
every sense of fitness and propriety?
After this remark it would of course be
invidious to particularize, but in this age
of art training something might surely
be done to render the wearer of fraternal regalia more like a man and less
like a walking advertisement for a secondhand bric-a-brac store.
On the unimpeachable authority of
the Colonist, we learn that Winnipeg is
in the throes of an agitation on the "domestic servant question." Mistresses
cannot get maids, and when they do they
cannot keep them. This is a perennial
question, not confined to any one country or nationality, and only varying in
degree rather than in kind.
In the U. S. and Canada conditions
are most unfavorable for retaining female domestic aid. The wealth of the
former and the paucity of women
throughout the West and Middle West
in the latter dominate the question. Woman was made to marry, and marry
she will at the first opportunity in spite
of all that mistresses may do or say.
But that is not all the difficulty. Canadian women make the worst mistresses
in the world they forget that the woman wiio works for another is conferring a favor which is not cancelled by
the payment of wages. In nothing is
the badge of servitude more obvious
than in domestic service. No woman enters it but from necessity, and no self-
respecting woman remains in it a day
longer than she is obliged—that is, in
Canada. The Canadian mistress as a
rule expects too much, is too exacting,
spends too much time out of her home,
leaves her servant alone and returns
either too tired or too indifferent to
take any interest in her employee. The
only remedy is to train considerate mistresses, and that must be done by the
mothers. There are a few whose natural kindliness precludes them from
treating a maid as a chattel, but the
majority are either too busy or too
tired to do their duty in this respect.
The key to successful handling of a
maid is to take an active and kindly
interest in ber life, and to show that
our house is in the best sense her
home. When Canadian mistresses have
learned that lesson they will have solv-
Country House
Decorative
Incidentals
fl The public is most broadlj
interested at this time in plan
for the Summer.
fl In some instances it means th
opening of the country house,
the entire furnishing of one.
fl It doesn't cost any more tl
have the pottery, either useful tl
ornamental, in keeping with th|
surroundings.
fl Our cottage sets of table and toilel
ware, are inexpensive and entirerj
proper. Then there are hundreds o
objects for decorative purposes—fo
the dining-room, living room and beq
room.
fl Come in, talk it over.
HOTE
TCLUB FURNISHEF
VICTORIA, B. C.
ed the problem.    At least that is
opinion of one who  was  reared  in'
home where the question never becai
a problem,  and  the  same system
equally successful when transplanted
Canadian soil.
Few  things are  more  amusing  tt
the  contortions  of  the  editor  of
Victoria Times in his endeavor to so
a point in connection with the Pend
soap bubble.    From positive asseve
tion he gradually subsided nto sugg
tive innuendo.    As soon as the Ch
Commissioner asked  for, and the G
eminent granted, an    investigation,
claimed  that it  had  been forced up
them  by  the  Lieut.-Governor.    Wl
that gentleman denied the allegation
Times   abandoned   its   contention
urged that the Commission would be
"whitewashing"   one.    When  the   5
preme Court judges declined the off
it declared that they did so because
affair was "too dirty to touch."
Now that a Conservative Governmt
has appointed  a  prominent  Liberal
conduct the investigation, and so co
mits  its  political   reputation    into
hands, the Times announces with m<
est assurance, that a honest Conser
tive could not be  found.    What
such a tortuous mind be able to de
when  the   Commissioner  confirms
declaration   of  the   Minister   that
charge is made out of whole cloth
the men with the muck rake?
BOHEMIA
HUSIC AND STAOE.
Outdoor amusements are the order!
the day as is quite right during the pr]
ent summer weather.   At the Gorge 1
ford   Denham's   London   Bioscope!
nightly drawing delighted crowds.
At the Grand a specially clever vau
ville aggregation has been playing!
packed houses, chiefly owing to the f
cellent musical turns. Next week
"piece de resistance" will be the Kcj
walski Bros., Russian acrobats and
ancers, well supported by the usual rn|
cal and dancing accompaniments.
A Valuable Bulletin.
The Department of Agriculture j
just issued a valuable bulletin consis]
of a report and designs for a stanl
bam, the work of Mr. F. M. Lol
Dairy Inspector. The whole refl
great credit on the author and the |
partment. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 14,  r9o6.|
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Bis Dat Qui Cito Dat. Change of Editor.
We are in full accord with the Kara- E.  A.  Haggen,  who for some years
loops Sentinel when it complains of the edited  the Revelstoke Mail, and more
delay in awarding the prize money in recently the Mail-Herald, is severing his
connection with the arrest and couvic- connection   with   journalism   to   devote
tion of Bill Miner and his gang.   Next his   time   entirely   to   mining   and   his
to the supreme satisfaction engendered successor on the staff of the latter paper
throughout the Dominion by the prompt- will be appointed immediately.
ness of their arrest and punishment is 	
the desire that those who were instrumental in securing the capture should
be just as promptly rewarded. With such
a    splendid    achievement    on    record,
How It's Done in Grand Forks.
"It was fierce."—Gen., xlix., 7.
The text fully explains the whole sermon. Any further elaboration on the
\ neither the Government nor the C. P. R. theme would be stealing a inarch on the
yellow journal—or the Police Gazette.
Tbe story goes that on Wednesday
evening a high city official and another
smelter employee, accompanied by two
thous-
can afford to cavil over a few
ands.
Requescat in Pace.
Only   last   week   we   commented   on ladies, entered a wine room, and a high
the first number of a new journal pub- old time followed during the succeeding
lished at Banff.   If "Crag and Canyon" several hours.   The men bought chain-
is to be believed it is already defunct pagne in copious quantities, and all four
and its demise is chronicled in the foi- did ample justice to the seductive liquid.
lowing manner:
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
" THE CLIMBER,"
Born June 23rd,  1006,
and Died one week later.
'Brief life is here our portion."
Deserved Promotion.
Harold Christie has recently received
a well deserved promotion. For many
years he was mining recorder at Slocan
City. Last year the was moved to Ashcroft. Now he becomes assessor for the
large district of Kamloops, Nicola, Vernon, Kettle River and Princeton. Mr.
Christie is a prince of good fellows and
one of the most capable officers in the
employ of the Government. He is at
present visiting Victoria in company
with Mrs. Christie.
Cowichan Prosperity.
When Mr. Evans, the respected mem
her for Cowichan, is not endeavoring to
puzzle the local legislature with exposi
tions of the School Bill he is doing good
service to thc province in raising crops.
an occupation in which he is far more
expert than in legislating or haranguing,
The 'Leader" says: "A sample of timothy hay was brought to this office this
week and nearly every stem in the
hunch measured over 5 ft. in length with
heads over 4 inches long. The grass
is as perfect as it is possible to get and
is successfully cured Mr. James Evans
will have one of the finest crops of hay
ever put in the barn in Cowichan Val
ley. The season for grain has so far
been an ideal one for nto only Mr.
Evans but every farmer throughout the,
valley will have large crops. It is to
be hoped the weather will hold good
for harvesting the same. The Cowichan
Valley is the garden of the Pacific
Coast.
Mixed Metaphors.
A section of the provincial press is
straining its lexicography these days to
find words which will adequately express
its feelings in view of the alarming circumstance that Premier McBride and his
colleagues have not yet undertaken an
anti-Socialistic crusade.. In other
words some of these horrified protectors of the constitution would have the
Premier and his faithful henchmen start
out on a "tilting at windmills" cam-
ppaign a la Don Quixote and Sancho
Panza. Last week we were told that
Hawthornthwaite had their scalps dangling at his belt. This week that sober
and judicial organ, The Okanagan, declares that "The great ultra-loyal Conservative party, as represented by McBride is chained like a dog to his (H. s)
waistband."   Whoop-'er-up.
Fruit Growing E^raord nary.
A fruit grower, resident not a great
distance from Nelson, whose name we
Ue not at liberty to publish, has this
season cleared $3,SOO from a three and
one-fifth acres patch of strawberries.
The crop was below the average owing
to the frosts in the early spring. The
demand for strawberries is far in advance of the present capab.li.es o
Kootenay fruit growers to supply and
10 field of enterprise offers more prof-
table returns and, generally speaking,
nore pleasing conditions of labor, than
be cultivation of fruit.
At a late—very late—hour the women
made a quiet exit and left for their hotel. As soon as the male portion of
the party became aware that they had
been deserted they followed their companions, but on arrival at the hotel they
were very forcibly told by the proprietor to make themselves scarce aroun'd
tbe premises. Thus endeth the first
lesson in lity life.—Grand Forks Sun.
Fine Sport.
Midway between Nanaimo and Alberni lies the little village of Parks-
ville, situated on Englishman's River,
near French Creek. Parksville and its
suroundings are noted for the sport
which may be obtained there during the
season. In September salmon will take
a fly in salt water. Last season two
rods caught fifty salmon in an afternoon, the smallest of which weighed
no less than 11 lbs. There is good hunting all round Parksville, as can be attested by the numerous sportsmen who
congregate in the neighborhood in the
early fall. To provide suitable accommodation for these visitors has been
the aim of Mr, A. B Gurney, who is
well known in Victoria cricket circles.
With this object in view he has refitted
bis house throughout, and is now in a
position to receive 22 guests. Through
his agency guides, boats, and everything
requisite can be obtained for the small
sum of $5 per day, including board and
lodging. The drive from Nanaimo to
Parksville is one which it is a treat to
$et, the road passing through the most
beautiful scenery all tbe way. There
is unlimited scope for the energetic
nountaineer, several peaks being within
;asy reach.
Missed Their Opportunity.
The Cranbrook Herald, even when
the old man is at the Coast on fraternal
business, manages to wave the Liberal
flag, though not always in a Liberal
manner. In a late number it reprints
a "Week" editorial on the recent tour
of the Premier and the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, in order to
have the opportunity to make use of an
alliterative title which it has unearthed
from the archives of the Herald office.
The title might almost be called an epithet; it is certainly both choice and
characteristic, and runs: "Rankest of
Rot." This is the kind of vituperation
which in the pages of the Herald takes
the place of argument. Just how weak
the position assumed is may be gathered
from the fact that instead of facing the
music, and dealing with the arguments
put forward by the ministers when they
were in Cranbrook, the Herakli simply
screens itself behind the statement that
no opportunity was given to opposition
speakers, but if Mr. McBride and Mr.
Green could come again, then they
would hear all about it. A little lower
down, among the editorial notes, we
find the following gem of fair-minded
criticism: '"British Columbia is prosperous today, and yet the party in
power cannot point to a single act of
their's that contributed to tbat prosperity."   Prodigious!
Harmful Boosting.
The Boundary Creek Times publishes
an excellent letter on the subject of
harmful boosting, the writer of which
says that nothing is gained by falsifying the statement of the conditions of
development work going on in a mine.
This is not only perfectly true, but it
is a statement entitled to respect, and
one which cannot be too widely circulated. Not a little barm has been done
to the great mining industry of this
province by exaggerated reports of rich
finds.   To take a single instance. Three
years ago some valuable ore was discovered on Poplar Creek in the Trout
Lake district; both its value and extent
were so greatly magnified that people
literally flocked into the country until
there must have been at least five thousand settlers, most of whom hadi made
sacrifices in order to reach the new
Eldorado. Today there are not fifty
people on Poplar Creek, and those who
came and went away have not only left
behind them a record of bitter disappointment and loss, but have gone elsewhere to anathematise the men who
lied about Poplar Creek. The saddest
feature of the case is that there is in
reality great mineral wealth in that district, but the gold, instead of lying
about in chunks, inviting the first
passer-by to pick it up, requires capital,
machinery, and development work to recover it. Many other instances could be
cited, all of which go to justify the assertion tbat injudicious boosting may
develop into the worst kind of knocking.
Wake Up,  Lemienx!
For more than a year the Boundary
press has been complaining of the abominable mail service between Greenwood and Pha'iiix. Although these two
prosperous cities are scarcely five miles
apart it requires two days for mail matter to pass from one to the other. The
Phoenix Pioneer declares that Duncan
Ross, member for the district and a
resident at Greenwood', has never made
a request to the government in the
matter, although repeatedly urged to do
so. The Greenwood Ledge, a newcomer, has speedily sized up the situation, and joins in the chorus of complaint. When one considers that the
Boundary is such a busy industrial centre it is almost incredible that so serious a grievance should have received so
little attention from those whose duty
it is to minister to the requirements of
their constituents.
Good Advice.
Since the Kelowna Courier abandoned
the attempt to write editorials, and settled
down to business, it has done good service for the town of its adoption. In
urging sanitary reform and the provision of health protecting arrangements
it is pursuing a wise course, and one
which should result in saving Kelowna
from many of the ills which have beset
other pioneer towns. This is one of
the best services that the press can render to the public.
Badly Served.
The attempt of Dr. Munro to block
Brotbier's arrival as a prisoner into
Canada may not be the last effort on the
part of the Liberal party to get this
terrifying evidence of their corruption
and venality out of the way. But it is
certainly not the first one. The Week
is in possession of authentic information
that Brothier's recently attempted escape from custody in Seattle was engineered on the Canadian side. A well-
known young light of one of the learned
professions—better known for his peculiar means of support and his abject
subservience to certain leading Liberal
politicians, than for any eminence be
has attained in the more legitimate occupation he ostensibly follows—went from
British Columbia to Seattle, endowed
with that sort of plenary power known
in slang as 'the long green." Of this he
had plenty, and he also, like Dr. Munro, had bis instructions. In fact, from
our information, be appears to have had
everything except the brains necessary
to carry his project to a successful conclusion. Tbe lack of tbis last most desirable requisite led nim to distribute
the "palm-oil" he brought with so little
discretion to overlook two of thc most
prominent officials. This deplorably careless oversight led *o the frustration of
Mr. Brothier's—and the Liberal Government's—hopes at the very moment of
fruition.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier and bis colleagues
have yet to learn one great truth of
democratic statesmanship, viz., that an
essential element of successful bribery is
comprehensiveness.
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* Short Story *
I Afl THE EilPEROR.
By  Eleanor M. Ingram.
Listen, father!   I am fifty-five years-
old and ill tbe fancy has come to me to
tell you a story that happened twenty
years ago and has never passed my lips
■   till now.
Move your chair a little—so.
I remember quite well tbe first time
I saw him. He stood aside to let me
pass, flushing and paling like a girl
and saluting with the uncertainty of em-
barassment as I crossed the hall on the
way to the carriage. I paused and asked his name, attracted by the boyish reverence for his sovereign in the great
black eyes that met mine.
He told me, stammering over the
simple answer, and I learned he was the
last of an old line, only twenty-two,
and fresh from the naval training-f
school.
He pleased me strangely and I 'stationed him at the capital, thinking it
would be pleasant to have him near me.
If I had only known—
Others might feel regret, even remorse, but am I nnt the emperor? With
such ideas I have no concern yet I
think of him sometimes when I would
rather forget.
He soon outgrew his shyness in the
atmosphere of our gay court. Before
long the young Count Cemief was one
of the most popular men in the city.
Frank, happy, of good family, with a
striking dark bean'v of his own, I was
not the only one who liked him.
In the next three vears I sent him
from the capital just once. He fretted
a little at tbe inaction, I heard, but
never ventured a word of remonstrance
to me. Had I not a right to keep him
for my amusement; he ,.-ts my subject?
But towards tbe end of the third year
all signs of restlessness ceased abruptly.
Cernicf grew abstrcted and started
vaguely when anyone snoke to him. I
was more amused that1 ever; evidently
my  favorite was in  love.
I waited a few months for his announcement in vain, and then asked
him one day who ■'■- lady was.
To my surprise he denied that he
was engaged.
"Very well," 1 said jestingly, "then:
we will find you a wife, Cernicf. Re-1
member your name must not die out."
He stared at me a moment in consternation and vehemently begged mc not
to do so, to leave him free.
"Then there i- - !-Jv" I observed.
He replied rather incoherently that it
had been a wild dream on his part, an
impossibility; that he had cousins who
could take the name.
I shrugged my shoulders and let the
subject drop.    ' -• very small in
cident in my daily life; a plaything.
But that evening T entered the ballroom unexpectedly before tbe usual
hour, and I saw Cernicf start from the
Princess Sophia's sitlc and draw back
with a swift glance in my direction.
The strangeness r>< tlio action struck
mc at once: there was no reason why
he should not sneak to her or why be
should look apprei'c"':--cly at me. The
princess was my fiancee, our wedding
was lo take place in a few weeks, surely
it was natural for my favorite officer to
be with her.
1 was puzzled and cast a searching
glance at Cernicf as we passed. His
eyes fell before mine for the first time.
Sophia received mc with an air of nervous abstraction that completed my
wonder.
I was not a youth, and T loved her,
father.
From Sophia's fair loveliness, T looked
across at Cernicf, dark, radiant, young.
In the mirror n""->-.-:'.- 1 saw a sallow
figure with prematurely gray hair seated in a massive chair that dwarfed its
slight proportions. The cares of empire age soon.
Tbe scene of lite morning recurred to
mr slowlv. Ccrnief's vrtiflic allusions to
an impossible love and denial of an cn-
enrement.
T ''new of no lady in !'•" court who
would not have been flattered by bis attentions and yet he bad spoken despairingly. I  ' al
From that hour I had no doubt, but
I waited until it was a certainty. The
jealousy of my race is no slight thing
to curb while I watched the glances,
the thousand little things that betrayed
a secret understanding between them,
all tbat I outwardly suppressed grew to
a wrath within of which you can have
no conception.
As yet only a boy and girl affection,
I believed separation would cure Sophia,
at least, and for that separation I laid
my plans. Absolute power as I held, it
was necessary to use caution. I did not
blame Sophia much, or intend that she
should ever suspect my knowledge. She
was romantic and fickle like all women;
the fault was Cernief's. Even he must
never know what he was punished for;
it did not accord with my dignity to
admit I could have a rival.
When all was ready I sent for him.
I laughed aloud and paced the floor impatiently as I waited, but at the sound of
approaching steps I returned to my chair
and resumed the mask of self-control.
Why do you tell your rosary, father,
I have scarcely commenced.
I did not speak immediately, studying
him as he stood before me, tall and
straight   in  bis  uniform,  with   smiling
lips and frank eyes.    He never looked
like that again.
One would have almost sworn that
there was affection in his glance as-it
met mine.
But gradually his expression changed
before my intent gaze, I do not imagine
my face was pleasant in spite of my interior satisfaction.
"You appear agitated, Count Cemief,"
I said, finally.
"I fear I have incurred your displeasure,  sire," be answered.
For years I bad called him Adrian,
and the formal address added to bis
fusion.
"I am sorry to have you admit it," I
replied.
He flushed.
"Pardon tne, sire, I am ignorant of
how.    T simply inferred—"
"Your conscience failed you?" I in-
terrupted. "While aware there is always some anarchy going on in this
country, T hardly expected to find one
of its disciples in Count Cemief."
I paused to watch the effect of my
words.
He lokcd at me incredulously, slowly
paling.
"You do well not to deny it." I continued, coldly, "I have proof tllat cannot  be  contradicted."
"But I do deny it, sire," he cried. "Il
is not true.    Your majesty jests-, there I
can be no proof."
"One of your accomplices has con-;
fessed," I returned unmoved.
"My accomplices!   I have no accomplices!" he exclaimed indignantly. "Sire, j
you   cannot  mean   this.    I,   who have
been at your side so long, who owe you
so  much, I  plot against your majesty.'
It is horrible!"
"It is indeed," I answered.
He shrank from my tone as if I bad
struck him,
"I agree tbat all .this makes it worse,"
I went one, "and am surprised that you
recall it to mc. I assure you it is not
necessary. For the sake of the name
yon bear I will not disgrace you publicly ,but privately—" again I paused to
enjoy his white dazed face. "You are
under arrest, Count Cernicf."
He uttered a sharp exclamation and
sank on his knee at my feet.
"Sire, it is not true!" be cried fiercely. "On my honor as a gentleman, on
my faith as a Christian, it is not true.
I am loyal to you in heart and deed. I
an anarchist! Will some enemy's sword
outweigh my whole course of life? Will
you not believe me, sire?"
"No," T answered, and pulled the bell,
He hid bis face in his hands, and I
looked down in silence at the bent' dark
bead.
Tbe tramp of approaching men aroused us both. Tic rose slowly, and ttn-
bucklin" his sword laid it on the table
at my side.
(Concluded next week.)
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.* A Lady's Letter*
Y By  BABETTE. Y
!t$r , Sj?
i-Dear Madge:
The small cape and the pelerine are
^likely   to   assume   considerable   impor-
■ stance amongst the smarter wraps for
summer. An earnest of this revival is
jalready to be seen in the shape of the
1 bolero  sac,"  which  is   really  nothing
more nor less than a cape provided with
short  bell   sleeves,  and  has   usually a
light-fitting waistcoat as foundation.   A
yery smart pelerine designed to accompany a white cloth frock is of tlle latter
Jfabric in a beautiful shade of cream,   lt
|is cut with  full  plain  fronts,  meeting
^iver the bust and lengthening to long
Imitred  stole  ends  in  front,  shortening
Considerably  on   the   shoulders,   giving
Something the effect of elongated and
jexpansibe epaulets.    Beneath these very
full double frills of deep cream lace appear as under sleeves.   At the neck it is
(Icut down in the style of a coat and finished with  a neat  roll  collar narrowing to a point in front, in lieu of the
ordinary lapel.
Very  original,  without  being  in the
I least "outre" is a garden party dress of
J\ white lawn, slightly open at the neck,
|,in order to induce that brown "V" so
I much admired, trimmed with wide em-
[ broidery    insertion    and    embroidery-
j edged frills.   The skirt has the effect of
[a three-tier tunic opening over a panel
j of pleated lawn, each tier being edged
with frills, the top one being further or-
j, namented   with  bands   of   insertion   in
I continuation of those on tbe blouse bod-
, ice.    V-shaped bands of insertion out-
1 lined the neck, edged on the one side
with  a  frill  which  lightly  draped the
I shoulder.    The  frilled sleeves were of
1 elbow length.    The neck of this dress
(• could be easily transformed into a high
one by the addition of a tiny yoke of
I embroidered lawn.
No heritage is more precious than a
; set, of really good teeth.   They are so
f important a factor in the preservation
I of health that, apart from their beauty,
I no one can afford to neglect them, if
they would avoid   dyspepsia   and the
1 miseries of  indigestion.      Hence    care
should be observed in the selection of a
dentifrice, as few combine the three de-
[sirable  qualities    of    retarding  decay,
sweetening the breath,   and   whitening
1 the teeth, as well as cleaning them. Cyrus H. Bowes, the Government Street
! chemist, has all the best known tooth
[ powders in stock.
1 have come to the conclusion that
I' the reason that efforts in house decora-1
('tion so often lack distinction and  fail
,' miserably to achieve any degree of comfort, lies  principally   in   lhe   fact  that
§' they have no fixed or particular object.
They  lack  style,  or    concentration  oi
[style, which is thc salt and savour of
furnishing.    Men    and    women    drift
I through life Hitting from one thing to
another, and are failures, because they
: have never "concentrated." A room in
5 the same way fails in charm, dignity,
?or comfort because there is no definite
.scheme or object expressed in ils decoration. They have no "raison d'etre."
[ Even though a period style is not rigid-
t ly adhered to there ought to be a certain harmony of style in pictorial effect.
I But comfort is the thing most to be desired and aimed at in the home—the
bodily comfort of the animal as well as
the aesthetic comfort of the artist.
. There are houses that we love to go
;to because of tire comfort of their furnishings. The artistic features must, of
course, be considered, too, but not to
the exclusion of repose, mental or physical. There should be plenty of comfortable chairs grouped so that there is
.at least one place in the room that is
a rallying point. It may be around a
fireplace or in a recessed window, or it
may be an Oriental nook with a divan
and plenty of soft cushions, or a tea
table standing near but let there be easy
chairs which suggest or invite restful-
hess. Weiler Bros, have a splendid collection of comfortable easy chairs, settees, divans, etc., suitable for any style
of drawing room, library or cozy sitting
Iroom.
I The fashionable set on the American
side are vieing with their Canadian
contemporaries in the cult of amateur
theatricals. Everything, from Pinero's
dramas to "living pictures," from early
Italian paintings, has been attempted by
the debutantes, and even young matrons
have fallen under the fascination of the
mimic stage. There are few girls of
social position who do not seek to display their beauty and talents in these
ventures, and in many cases they are
coached by professionals. Apropos of
theatricals, did you hear that Henrietta
Crosman's leading man lost his suitcase in Vancouver, and after purchasing
a new one at Chapman's on Hastings
Street, was heard to remark that he
was glad his old one had gone astray.
It is not too late to put a coat of paint
on your house. "Off with the old coat,
on with the new." And be sure that
you use the Sherwin-Williams paint,
sold by E. G. Prior & Co.
Did you ever hear of some of thie
curious old ''Blue laws" of Connecticut?
I believe they are not generally known
to the American public, far less tjo,
Canadians. Here are a few interesting
specimens: "If any person turns Quaker he shall be banished and not suffer-,
ed to return upon the pain of death"; j
'No one shall run on the Sabbath Day
or walk in his garden or elsewhere except reverently to and from meeting";
"ff any man shall kiss his wife or wife
kiss her husband on the Lord's Day,
the party in fault shall be punished at
the discretion of thc court of magistrates" "A debtor in prison swearing
he has no estate shall be led out and
sold to make satisfaction."
Laws governing marriage and the
married relations were rigorous, as, for
instance: "When parents refuse their
children convenient marriages the magistrates shall determine the point";
"Married persons must live together or
be imprisoned"; "No man shall court a
maid in person or by letter without first
obtaining consent of her parents, $25
penalty for the first offence, $50 for the
second, and for the third imprisonment
during the pleasure of the Court."
BABETTE.
Large Collection of Scraps.
The Week has recently had the pleasure of glancing over what is undoubtedly one of tbe largest and most valuable collections of newspaper clippings
in British Columbia, if not in the whole
Dominion of Canada, and which is the
property of Mr. Fred W. Grant, a well
known newspaper man of this Province,
lately of the Week and at present in
The Colonist of this city. Mr. Grant
commenced his collection in Toronto in
18R2, and is still at it and now has 21
bound volumes of 6.200 pages, containing about 45,000 separate articles, covering unlimited subjects, and has them
classified as follows: General information, statistics, sporting, etc., 5.000;
humorous (prose), 24,000; humorous
(pictures), 2.200; nn-ntrv, 6,2oo; dramatic (stage favourites'), 4,200; scenery,
t,6oo; personal, 600; contributed by
friends, 700. While bis collection is not
for sale, but for personal use, Mr.
Grant has received many flattering offers for his clipping-! during tbe past
years; but be realizes that these, like
wine, will increase in value with their
ageing, and he wisely concludes that
since tlrey are valuable lo nlhers, they
are still more valuable to himself.
NOTICE.
KAMLOOPS,      SIMILKAMEEN      AND
YALE MINING DIVISIONS.
Notice is hereby given thai, on ami
afier tiie 1st day of August, moii, tlie following definitions of the boundaries ul
the Kamloops Mining Division, the Similkameen Mining Division, and the Yale
Mining Division will be substituted lor
those at present In force:
KAMLOOPS MINING DIVISION.
Commencing at a poinl on Canoe Kiver
at just below mouth of foster Creek;
thence southerly along height of land
forming the southern boundary of watershed of Foster Creek, lo a point where
such height of land meets the height of
land forming the southeast boundary ol
the drainage area of the North Thompson, and separating il from lhe watershed of Adams River; Ihence along this
height of land to a crossing of lhe
Thompson Kiver, one mile above the
junction of lhe Clearwater River; thenee
along the eastern boundary of the watershed of the Clearwater to a crossing of
that Kiver just below the junction ol
Mahood Creek; ihence southwesterly
nlong divide between draininge area of
Bridge Creek on the northwest and North
Thompson Kiver on southeast; thenee
southeasterly nlong the height of land
separating the drainage area of North
Thompson Kiver from Chat of the Bonaparte lo a point where such divide meeis
the divide between Deadman's Kiver on
tlie wesl and the tributaries of Thompson on thc- east; thence southerly along
sueli divide to a point on such divide between the headwaters of Criss Creek and
Copper Creek; thenee southerly along
height ot land separating drainage area 1
of Criss Creek on the west and Copper
Creek on the easl, crossing the Thompson
Kiver ar the outlet of Kamloops Lake;
thenee southerly following the height 01
land between Thompson Kiver on wesl
und Gulchon Creek on east unlii a point
on the Nicola Kiver is reached soulh of
Agate Creek; Ihence northeasterly along
Die height of land separating the drainage area of Shuhun Creek from the drainage area of Mamele (Gulchon) Creek 10
a point northwest of Mamete Lake;
Ihence easterly to a crossing of Mamele
Creek immediately north of Mamete
Lake; thence continuing easterly along
the height of land separating the drainage
area of Meadow Creek on the north from
the drainage area of Ray Creek and
Nicola Lake on tlie south; thence somberly along the height of land separating
the drainage areas of Nicola Lake on
south and Stump Lake on the norih;
thence easterly following helghl of land
between Chaperon and Salmon Lakes,
continuing easterly to the Spallumcheen
Kiver at Enderby; thence following Spallumcheen Kiver to north end of Mabel
Lake; thenee easterly following height 01
land separating drainage area of Spallumcheen on soulh and Eagle River on norih
lo a point, where such height of land intersects the height of land separating the
drainage area of Columbia Kiver on east
from drainage area of Thompson River
and tributaries on west; thence northerly,
following such height of land to point of
commencement.
SIMILKAMEEN   MINING   DIVISION.
Starting on  International  Boundary at
a  point   where  such  boundary  intersects
height  of  land  separating  the  drainage
area of Skagit Kiver from the drainage
area of South Similkameen River; thenee
northerly along height of land separating
the drainage area of the Skagit and Co-
qulhalla  Rivers  on   west  from   drainage
area of Similkameen on east to a point
on such divide where it joins the height
of land forming the southern and west-
lern  boundary of drainage area of Cold-
1 water River; Ihence continuing northerly,
I following  the  height  of land  separating
! drainage area of the Coldwater Kiver and
;of  Otter Creek  above  the  point    where
such creek is cut by the northern boundary of Lot No. 1,310, on thc north, from
the drainage area  of Otter Creel; below
such point on the south to a crossing of
Otter Creek where such creek is cut  by
the northern boundary of Lot  No.  1,310;
thence  easterly   to  the  northern  end  of
i Missezula Lake;   thence clue east  10 the
height   of   land   forming    the    northern
! boundary     of     watershed   of   Five-Mile
Creek; thence easterly along such height
lot' land to a point where such height of
land joins the  height of land separating
the drainage area of Five-Mile Creek on
ithe wesl from Ihe drainage area of Deep
Creek on the east; tin-nee along such latter height of land  to a point  where  it
joins   the  height   of    land    forming   the
boundary of  watershed of   Twenty-Mile
Creek; thence southerly along such heigh;
of land to a crossing of the Similkameen
!River one mile above nioiijh of Twenty-
'.liilo Creek; thenee still continuing southerly along height  of land separating the
drainage area of streams flowing into lhe
Similkameen above this point from draln-
iage area of streams flowing In below this
point   to  a  point   where  such   height  of
land    is    Intersected    by   International
Boundary; thence west along such Inter-
'national Boundary to poinl of commencement.
NOTICE.
NICOLA MINING DIVISION.
Notice is hereby given that, on and
after the 1st day of August, 1906, the land
within the following denned boundaries
will be known as the Nicola M. vi
sion:
Starting at a point on the Nicola River
Immediately above the moutli of Agate
Creek; thence northeasterly along '.he
height of land separating the drainage
area of Shuhun Creek from the drainage
area of Mamete (Gulchon) Creek to a
point northwest of Mamete Lake; thence
easterly to the crossing of Mamele
Creek immediately north of Mamete
Lake; Ihence continuing easterly along
the height of land separating the drainage area of Meadow Creek on the north
from the drainage area of Ray Creek
and Nicola Lake on lhe south; thence
southerly along the height of land separating the drainage area of Nicola Lake
on the soulh and Slump Lake on the
north; thence easterly along the divide
between the watersheds of Salmon and
Chapperon Lakes to a point where such
divide joins the divide between the drainage areas of Okanagan Lake on lhe east
ind of the Nicola and Similkameen Rivers
on the west; thence following southerly
Uong the latter divide to a point on such
divide between the headwaters of Deep
Creek on the east and Five-Mile Creek
on lhe west; thence westerly a'ong the
height of land forming the northern
boundary of the watershed of FIVe-Mile
Creek to a point on such watershed due
east of the north end of Missezula Lake,
thence duo west to the head of Missezula
Lake; thenee westerly to a crossing ot
Otter Creek where it is cut by the northern boundary of Lot No. 1,310; thenee
westerly along height of land separating
the drainage area ot Otter Creek below
this point on the south irom the drainage
area of Otter Creek above this point and
of the Coldwater Kiver on the north, 10
a point where such height of land mee.s
the height of land separating ihe drainage area of lhe Fraser and Thompson
Rivers on lhe west from the drainage
area of the Coldwater and other tributaries of the Nicola Itiver above Agate
Creek on the east; thence nonherly
along suoh height of land to the Nicola
River immediately above the mouth of
Agate Creek, the point of commencement.
RICHARD McBRIDE,
Minister of Mines.
Notice Is hereby given thai, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply 10 the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works tor permission to purchase the
south half of Section 10, Township 4,
Range 5, Bulkley Valley, containing 320
acres, more or less.
JOSEPH BEAUDOIN, Locator.
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing from a post planted at the northeast corner of a small
lake aboup one mile east of Kennedy
Lake, which appears to be the head
waters of Maggio Lake, marked A. M.'»
N. W. corner post, thenco east eighty
(SO) chains, tiience soulh eighty (80)
chains, thence west eighty (Su) chains,
thence north eighty (SO) cnains, to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
A. MACKAY,
May 30th, 1906.
Claim No. 6.
Notice Is hereby given that, two months
after date, 1 intend to apply 10 the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing from a post planted at fhe northeast corner of a small lake
about one mile east ot ....ennedy Lake,
whicli appears to be the head waters ot
Maggio Luke, S. J. F.'s S. VV. corner
post, thence east one hundred and sixty
(160) chains, thence north tony i40)
chains, ihence west ono hundred nnd
sixty (160) chains, thence sou.n forty
(40) chains 10 point of commencement,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
8. J. FL.-	
May 23rd, 1006.
Notice Is hereby given tllat, 30 days
after dale, I intend lo apply 10 the Hon,
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for special license to cut and carry away
timber from the following described land
in Port Renfrew District, Vancouver It-land, on the west side of the Gordon
River, adjoining A. Wheeler's claim on
the southeast corner. Commencing at a
post 011 the northeast corner marked J.
Young's northeast corner, thenee south
80 chains, west SO chains, north 60 chains,
and easl SO chains to the place ol commencement, containing 640 acres. Located June 9th, 1906.
J. YOUNG.
Notice is hereby given that, 30 days
after dale, 1 intend 10 apply 10 the lion.
Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works
for special license 10 cui and carry away
timber from the following described land
in Port Renfrew District, Vancouver Island, adjoining A. E. Munnell's claims on
the southeast comer: Commencing at a
post on the northeast corner marked A..
Wheeler's (jr.) northeast corner, tnence
south SO chains, west SO chains, north 80
chains, and east SO chains to lhe place
of  commencement,   containing  640  acres.
Located June 9th, 1906.
A. WHEELER, Ji
Notice Is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase Section Seventeen,
Township four, Range live, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
JAMES McKINNON,  Locator,
J.  E.  BATEMAN, Agent.
Aldermere, B. C, May 15th, 1:106.
Notice Is hereby given that, sixty days
after date, I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following
lands situated on Skeena Kiver: Commencing at a post marked "W. H. Cooper's S. W. Co.," planted seventy-live
yards from the junction of Gold Creek
with the Skeena River, 011 the up-stream
side, thence aest 40 chains, ihence north
40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
south 40 chains to point of commencement.
W.  H.  COOPER.
June 16th, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner o( Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following
described land on the Skeena River, In
Range V„ Coast District: Starting from
a post marked "N. M„ S. E.," placed
about 20 chains south of the S. W. corner of Lot 353, and thence north aboui
100 chains to the left bank of the Skeena
Kiver; ihence following southwesterly
said bank lo the norih boundary of Lot
354; thence east and soulh along the norih
and east boundaries of said Lot 354 to Its
S. E. corner, and thence east 25 chains
about to point of commencement.
N. MILLER.
May 19lh, 1900.
Claim No. I.
Notice Is hereby given that, two months
after date, I intend to apply to the Hou
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license lo cut and carry
away timber from the following tie-
scribed lands: Commencing at a post
planted at the south end or a rocky
knoll about 20 chains south of the head
of a small bay inside Rocky Island,
Kennedy Lake, thence easl eighty (SO)
chains, thence south eighty (SO) chains,
thenee west eighty (SO) chains, Ihenct
north eighty (SO) chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or
less.
PAUL  WOLEN,
Per M. J. HAUGEN, Agent.
May 20th. 190S.
YALE  MINING  DIVISION.
AT GORGE PARK.-Nightly, London Bioscope. Biggest and Best Moving Picture Show. Opens Monday
with Fifth Regiment Band.
Notice Is hereby given Hint, sixty days
after date, I intend to apply 10 the Hon.
chief Commissioner of Lands and Worl,?
for permission to purchase Hie fnlhwlng
described land on Skeena River, in Range
V,, Coast District: Commencing at N. li.
corner of Kitsilas Indian Reserve at post
marked "H, M., S. E. corner"; ihence
north 80 chains; thence west about 4a
chains to Skeena River; thenee following
the meandering of the Skeena River to
Intersection of Kitsilas Reserve northern
boundary line and river; thenee east SO
chains to point of commencement, containing 400 acres, more or less.
H. MORRELL.
Kltsllus, May 28lh, 1000.
Notice Is hereby given that, sixty days
after date, I Intend to applv lo the Hon.
Chief Ctmmlssloner of Lnnds and Works
for permission to purchase the following
described land on the right bank of the
Skeena River, Range V., Const District:
Commencing at a post marked "James
J. Trorey, initial pnst," at the .>,. B. corner of the New Town Indian Reserve,
thence west, along the Indian Reserve
line, 40 chains: thence north 40 chains:
thence east 40 chains; thence soulh along
the Skeena River to point of commencement, containing 160 acres, morp or less.
JAMES J. TROREY.
Skeena River, May 24th, 1906.
Starling on International Boundary, a;
a poinl where such boundary intersects
height of land separating the drainage
area of Skagit River from drainage area
of South Similkameen itiver; thence
[northerly along height of land separating
.the drainage area of the Skagit and Co-
tiulhalla Rivers on west from drainage
I area of Similkameen on easl 10 a poinl
jim such divide where It joins lhe helghl
lof land forming the southern and western
boundary of drainage area of Coldwater
River; thence continuing northerly, following the height of land separating the
the drainage area, of the Fraser River on
the west from that of the Nicola Rivr
on the east to a point where such height
of land joins the height of land between
Skuppa and Niger Creeks; thence southwesterly, following such height of land
to a crossing of the Fraser River midway between Quoleek Creek and Salmon
River; thence westerly, following the
height of land between Quoleek Creek on
north and Salmon River on soulh, to the
height of land forming thc divide separating the drainage area of the Fraser
River on the east and Lillooet River and
Harrison Lake on west; thence southerly
J along such height of land to a point
where It joins height of land forming the
eastern boundary of watershed of Ruby
Creek; thenee continuing southerly along
such eastern boundary to a crossing of
the Fraser River at mouth of Ruby
Creek; thence southerly to height of land
separating drainage area nf the Chilliwack River on west from drainage area
of Silver Creek and Skagit River on east
to the Intersection of such height of lnnd
by International Boundary: thence east
along such International Boundary to
point of commencement.
RICHARD McBRIDE.
Minister of Mines.
Claim No. 2.
I    Notice is hereby given that, two months
after date, I Intend to apply to the tion
I Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
I for  a  special   license   to  cut  and   carry
away   timber   from     the   following    fie
scribed   lands:    Commencing   at   a   pos
J planted at the south end of a rocky knoll
; about  20 chains  soulh  of   Lhe   heat!  of  a
Ismail bay inside  Rocky Island,  Kenned)
Lake,   Ihence   east   eighty    (80)    chains.
thence  north  eighty  tso)  chains,   thonci
wesl   eighty   (SO)   chains,    thenee    soulh
eighty (SO) chains to point of commenco-
1 ment, containing 610 acres, more or less.
P. NORGAR,
Per M. J. HAUGEN, Agent.
May 20th, 1006.
Notice is hereby given ihat, sixty days
afier date, I intend to apply to Ihe Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purehaso the following
lands, situate on Denlse Arm: Commencing al a post marked "J. E. II. L.'s N.W.
Corner," thence soulh 4o chains, thence
east 40 chains, ihence norih 40 chains,
thence west to poinl of commencement,
containing 160 acres, more or less.
J. E. II. LAIDLAW.
June 16th, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 nays
after date, I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands aud Works for
permission lo purchase the following described land on the Skeena Kiver. in
Range V., Coast District: Starting trom
a posi marked "J. W. P. S. E.," placed
on the west boundary of lot 312, Range
V/, and thence south about 5 chains 10
S. W. post of said lot, thence west about
50 chains to easl boundary of Lot 190,
thence soulh about 15 chains to the left
bank of the Skeena Kiver; thence northeasterly along said bank lo the S. W.
corner of said Lot 312, and thence south
to point of commenuement.
J. W.  FLETCHER.
May 10th,  1906.
Claim No. 3.
Notice Is hereby given that, two months
'after date, I Intend to apply 10 lhe lion.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license 10 cut and carry
away limber from the following described lands: Commencing at a post
planted at the head of a small bay near
the mouth of Elk River, Kennedy Lake,
thence south eighty (SO) chains, thence
east eighty (SO) chains, thenee norm
eighty (80) chains, thence wesl eighty (80)
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
M. J.  HAUGEN.
July 4th, 1900.
Claim No. 4.
Notice Is hereby given that, two months
afler date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and cany
away timber from the following described lands: Commencing at post planted
20 chains east of D. W. Moore's N, \V.
corner post, near the mouth of Eik River,
thence east eighty (SO) chains, thenee
north eighty (SO) chains, Ihence west
eighty (80) chains, thence south eighty
(80) chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
W. F. TEETZEL,
Per M. J. HAUGEN, Agent.
May 29th, 1906.
Claim No. b.
Notice Is hereby given that, two months
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut   and carry
Notice is hereby given that, sixty days
after dale, I intend to apply to tbe Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase the following
lands, situate at Dogfish Bay, Portland
Canal: Pommenclng at 11 posi on shore
line marked "W. I l.'s S. W. Corner,"
Ihence east 20 chains, thence norih 40
chains, Ihence west lo shore line, ihence
southerly along shore line to point of
commencement, containing eighty a.tres,
more or less.
WM.   HA     ; ON.
Slaked 25'h May, 1906.
NOTICI: is hereby given tliat two months from
this dat" 1 intend to make application tn the
Honorable tho chief Commisslcnor "I Lands and
Works for u lease of the folkrflinK foreshore and
tidal lauds and territorial wide: r'idils for fishing
purposes, viz.: Commencing rt a post Onntcd
at liitrli water mark on the Bhoro between 'Mover
nnd Finlayson Points, eipns'te the snulhi'OHt
corner of Lot 16, Blook K, I'airfied Farm l-'.stnte,
Mnp 771, in the City of \ i.-1" n, thence running
iu n westerly direction two thousand six hundred
uml forty (2,(140) feet, having a fnmtaRe upon
the snid shore of one-hall mile.
lt. J, SHOUT,
Dated this ith day of May, 1000. •"! «
Noiice is hereby given that, 00 days
after dale, 1 intend lo npply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for •jerinlsslon lo purchuse lhe following
described In ml on ihe Skeona River,
Range V.. Coast District: Starling from a
post located :tt the northeast corner or
lhe Kitsilas Indian Reserve, nnd marked
"E. J. .Mctieachie, S. W. corner": Ihence
north 40 chains; thence easl 40 chains;
thence south 40 chains; Ihence wesl 40
chains to point of commencement, containing 100 acres, more or less.
E, J. McGEACHlB.
Kitsilas, May 2Sth, 1006.
Notice Is hereby given that, 00 days
after dale. I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase the following
described lnnd, situated on the head of
the Bulkly River: Commencing at a post
marked R. 11., N. W. corner, thence running west 00 chains; thence south 60
chains; Ihence enst 60 chnins; thence
north 00 chains to point of commencement, and containing ISO acres,  more or
less.
W. N. CLARK, Loeator.
Bulkly Valley, July 3rd, 1900.
Notice Is hereby given that, 00 dnys
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner nf Lands and Works
for permission to purchuse lhe following
described land on the Skeena River,
Range V., Coast District: Commencing at
n post located at the S. W. corner of E.
J. McGenchle's land and mnrked "J. M.
McGeachle's N. W. corner"; Ihence
south 40 chnins; thence east 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence west 40
chnins to point of commencement, containing 100 acres, more or less.
J.   M.  McGEACHIE.
Kitsilas, May 23th, 1906. THE WEEK, SATURDAY,   JULY  14.  1906.
% Social and
*
*
Personal.
MaAMMiAMMAbMi^M l^aaft^at« — M — iL »■» i^LW
VIOTORIA
Sweet, Miss Elso Burnett, Mrs. Bodwell,' ambient air the hundred yachts  revel
On Thursday afternoon the breaking
up exercises took place at Mr. John
Laing's Collegiate School. In addition
to the usual sports, which under the
direction of Mr. Barnacle were a huge
success, Mrs. Laing served afternoon tea
and other refreshments in the beautiful
grounds. Among those present we noticed: Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Pemberton, Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Langley, Mr. and Mrs. W.
F. Burton, Mr. and Mrs, E. A. Carew
Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Garnett, Mr. S.
J. and the Misses Pitts, Mr. Roger and
the Misses Monteith, Mrs. and Master
Fletcher, Mrs. and Miss Mainwaring-
Johnson, Rev. J. H. S. and Mrs. Sweet,
Rev. Canon and Mrs. Beanlands, Right
Rev. Bishop of Columbia and Mrs. Perrin, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Arundel, Col.
and Mrs. Holmes, Miss Holmes, Mr. D.
M. and Miss Eberts, Mr. A. D. and
Mrs. Crease, Mr. Alan and Mrs. Kirk,
Mrs. C. W. Rhodes, Mrs. C. J. V.
Spratt, Mrs. Beaven, Mrs. Mrs. Pemberton, Mrs. and Miss Norton, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas R. Smith, Mrs. George
L. Courtney, Mrs. Herbert Carmichael,
Mr. E. E. Wootton, Mrs. A. P. Luxton,
Mrs. and the Misses Bell, Mr. Blanchard Bell, Mr. Kirwan, Mr. Scott, Rev.
Stanley and Miss Ard, Mr. C. H. Cookson, Miss S. Pemberton, Judge and
Mrs. Lampman, Mr. and Mrs. Fred.
Pemberton, Mrs. Robin Dunsmuir, Mr.
Muskett, Miss Arbuckle. Miss Peters,
Mr. Justice and Mrs. Irving, Master
and Miss Irving, Mrs. McBride, Mrs.
R. G. Tatlow, Mrs. J. H. Todd, Mr. W.
R. Ross. M.P.P., Mrs. and Miss Rome,
Miss Winona Troup, Mrs. Blaiklock,
Miss Green, George Phillips, Mr. and
Mrs. Campbell McCallum and Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. D. R. Ker, Mrs. Ambery.
Misses Mason, Miss Tyrwhitt Drake and
Miss Frances Drake.
*   *   *
Mrs.   Stuart   Robertson   was  hostess
at a large and most enjoyable tea given
on Wednesday afternoon. The tea tables
were   very  dainty   in   pink   and  white
sweet peas and were presided over by
Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Butchart, the Misses
Butchart and Miss Newling.     The ice
cream  was served  under the trees by
Mrs. Courtney and Mrs. Beachamp Tye.
Clock golf and croquet were played on
the broad lawn, a prize being won by
Miss   Gresley.     The   hostess   looked
charming in a pale blue figured organdie trimmed with ruchings of satin ribbon.    The   guests   were   Mrs.   Atkins,
Mrs,   Angus,  the  Misses   Angus,  Mrs.
Berkeley, Mrs,  Butchart, the   Misses
fiutchart, Mrs.  Burke, Mrs. Dunsmuir,
Mrs. Robin   Dunsinuir, Mrs.    Burton,
Mrs.   Bolton,  Mrs.   Erb,   Mrs.  A.  H.
Pooley, Mrs. Beauchamp Tye, Mrs. H.
F. Langton, Mrs.  Mainwaring-Johnson,
Mrs.    Norton,   Miss  W.  Mainwaring-
Johnson,  Mrs.   Ambery.    Mrs.   Green,
Mrs.  Austin  Goward,  Mrs.   Lampman,
Mrs. Gresley, Mrs.  Hickey, the Misses
Hickey,    Mrs.   Charles,  Mrs.    McKay,
Mrs.   Gibb,  Mrs.  Spratt,  Mrs.  Nelson,
Miss Eberts, Miss Mason. Miss Gaudin,
Miss K. Gaudin, Miss B. Gaudin, Miss
Dupont,  Mrs.   McBride,  Mrs.  McPhillips, Mrs. Garesche, Mrs. Hunter, Mrs.
Little, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Carmichael,
Mrs.   Shallcross,   Mrs.   Arundel,    Mrs.
Ker,   Mrs.  Kent,  Mrs.   Bodwell,  Mrs.
Cleland,  Mrs.  Keast,  Mrs.  Duff,  Mrs.
Gore, Mrs. Gordon, Mrs. Leonard, Mrs.
Hirsch, Mrs. Rykert and many others.
*   *   *
Mrs. Pemberton was hostess at a
charming garden fete on Thursday afternoon at ''Gonzales." Refreshments
were served in the dining room, which
was profusely decorated in La France
roses and wild spirea, the solor scheme
being pink and white. Ten minute
croquet and putting amused the guests
in the garden, though many preferred
wandering through the spacious grounds.
Tbe hostess looked very handsome in a
black silk gown with a scarf of thc finest Brussels lace. Miss Pemberton looked very dainty in a costume of white
organdie and lace, with a white hat.
Mrs. J. Pemberton looked sweet in
a cream lace dress over taffeta. Mrs.
Beanlands appeared to advantage in
flowered voile, with a white picture hat.
Mrs. Butchart, the Misses Butchart,
Mr. and Mrs. Bridgman, Miss Brydon,
Mrs. Beel, the Misses Beel, Mrs. Au-
daine, Lieut.-Governor and Mrs. Dunsmuir, Miss Dunsmuir, Lady Musgrave,
Mrs. Croft, Mrs. Chaplin, Mr. and Mrs.
Flumerfelt, Miss Flumerfelt, Mrs.
Crocty, Mrs. Church, Capt. and Mrs.
Gaudin, the Misses Gaudin, Mrs. Fagan, Mrs. Rocke Robertson, Mrs. Harold
Robertson, Miss Eberts, Major Dupont,
the Misses Dupont, Mrs. Eberts, Miss
Ebert.s Mrs. Ellis, the Misses Ellis, Mr.
and Mrs. Galletly, Mr. and Mrs. Genge,
Mr. and Mrs. Gibb, Mr. and Mrs. Gore,
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mr. Arthur
Gore, Mrs. and Miss Harris, Mrs. J. S.
Harvey, Miss A. Harvey, Mrs. Henry
Harvey (Enderby), the Misses Harvey,
Dr. and Mrs. Hasell, Mrs. Holmes, Mrs.
Charles, Mrs. A. W. Jones, Mrs. R.
Jones, Mrs. and Miss Reefer, Mrs.
King, Mr. and Mrs. Kirk, Mr. and Mrs.
Laing, Judge and Mrs. Lampman, Col.
English, Mrs. Little, Mrs. Freeman,
Miss M. Little, Miss Loewen, the Misses
Loewen, Mr. and Mrs. Luxton, Mrs.
McClure, Hon. W. J. and Miss Mcdonald, Mrs. and Miss McKay, Mrs. McPhillips, Col. and Mrs. Herchmer, Mr.
and Mrs. Babcock, Mrs. and the Misses
Irving, Hon. C. E. and Mrs. Pooley,
Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Rhodes, Mrs. Richet,
Mrs. Hermann Robertson, Mr. and Mrs.
Swincrton, Mrs. Stuart Robertson, Mrs.
Tuck, Mrs. D. M. Rogers, Mrs. Gillespie, Mr. Ryan, Dr. Scrummer, Mr.
Scort, Dr. and Mrs. Wast, Mrs. Oliver
and Mrs. J. H. Todd.
* *   *
On    Tuesday, the 3rd,   Bishop    and
Mrs. Perrin entertained a large number of their friends at "Bishopsclose,"
Burdette avenue. The affair was much
enjoyed for notwithstanding the heat,
the garden afforded a cool retreat to the
many guests.
* *   *
Archdeacon and Mrs. Scriven are the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Crow Baker,
"Sissinghttrst," Gorge Road.
* *   *
Miss Elsa Burnett of Westminster
is visiting Miss Sweet, Quebec street.
* *   *
Mrs. J. S. H. Matson left on Thursday for Toronto. Mrs. Matson was accompanied as far as Vancouver by her
sister, Mrs. Arthur Coles.
* *   *
Mrs. Monteith is visiting in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs. Bullen entertained at a very
smart luncheon on Thursday, the 5th,
covers being laid  for eight.
* »   *
Mrs. W. E. Green entertained a large
number of her friends on Wednesday
afternoon at her home, Michigan street.
* *   »
Mrs. Laing was hostess at a most
delightful tea given on Thursday afternoon last.
v    f    *
There is to be a cricket festival in
Victoria in August from the 20th to
25th inclusive.   The players from Seat
day and night on English Bay and Bur
rard Inlet, while the green lawns that
sparkle like emeralds athwart the city's
breast, are set with the thousand-hued
koleidoscbpe to which lovely woman
transforms herself in the soft summer
season.
* *   *
The Rev. H. G. Fiennes Clinton, rector of St. James' Church, left on Thursday for a month's holiday which will be
spent in the Upper Country. Several
marriages are on the tapis at which
Mr. Clinton will officiate, of which more
anon.
* •    •
Mrs. Hartly Reed and a large party
left on Monday for Buccaneer Bay, one
of the most ideal spots in Northern
British Columbia, where they intend
t ocamp for the next month. The party
consisted of the Misses Balfour-Rer,
Misses Burpee, Miss Gladys Turner,
Miss Barwick, Miss Essie C. Wolf,
Mr. Tempest N. Wolf, Master Frank
Waterfall and Master Phil Carter.
* *   *
The open croquet and bowling tournament of the Vancouver Lawn Tennis
Club will begin on Monday, July 23rd,
in the Denman street grounds.
* *   *
The wedding of Miss Lily Salsbury,
daughter of Mr. W. F. Salsbury, and
Mr. H. Heisterman, of Victoria, is to
take place at Christ Church on Wednesday, the 18th July.
* *   *
The Misses Quille returned on Wednesday to Vancouver after spending a
few weeks with the Rev. and Mrs. Edward Pugh at Lytton, B.C. The Misses
Quille are much interested in mission
work and have just built a "Home" and
"School" on Cordova street east.
* •   •
The engagement is announced of Mrs.
Cuthbertson and Mr. Hugh Walkem,
resident engineer of the C. P. R. The
wedding is to take place at Greenwood
at the end of July.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Bond left this week for
a fortnight's holiday which is to be
spent in the Rockies.
* *   *
Dr and Mrs. G. J. Tunstall returned
to Vancouver on Friday after an extended tour of the Eastern Canadian
cities, stopping off en route at Boston
during the Medical Convention there.
* *   »
Major and Mrs. Graham who have
been visiting their daughter, Mrs. W.
F. Broughbam, for the last month, returned on Saturday to their home in
Los Angeles.
* *   -■
On account of the death of Sir Wilfrid Lawson, uncle of Mr. W. Fordham,
the dance, for which Mrs. Fordham had
issued invitations at "St. Bride's," on
Thursday night, has been indefinitely
postponed.
*   *   *
Mr. Francis W. Caulfield of "Caul-
field's"  is back in town, after a  few
A Sullivan has returned from Kaslo
where he had been conducting the high
school examinations. He has now left
for the East by the Crow boat.
* *   *
Dr. J. H. Hamilton, formerly resident
physician at the Kootenay Lake General Hospital here and now in charge of
the Arrowhead Hospital, was in the city
this week.
* *   *
The annual garden party of the Altar
Guild of St. Saviour's Church is arranged for Thursday afternoon and evening, July 19. It will be held in the
grounds of Mr. Irvine, Silica Street,
west, which have been kindly loaned for
the occasion. The city band will be in
attendance and in addition an attractive
vocal and instrumental programme will
be provided.
»   *   *
F. A. Acland, formerly city editor of
the Toronto Globe, and now a staff cor-
respnodent of that newspaper, spent one
day in the city this week, leaving for
Rossland the same evening. Mr. Acland
has been making an extensive tour of
Manitoba, the new provinces and British Columbia, Sending back intensely interesting letters to the Globe.
* *   *
James Cronin arrived in town last
evening from Sandon.
* *   *
The Misses Macleod returned from
Spokane Sunday evening.
* *   *
even sit down at the same table with
women, and the latter are served first,
reversing the order of nature.   Yet thej
women are to be pitied, too.   On festive occasions they are dragged around I
a room to the accompaniment of the]
most hellish music."
Civilization.
A Hint For Loving Wives.
"William," she said, gently, and yetl
in accents of reproof, "you remember!
that I gave you several letters to post!
last week, don't you?"
"Y-es; I remember it."
"But this is the first time you have!
remembered it since I gave them to youj
isn't it?"
"I—I must confess it is. How dt|
you know;
"I put a port card addressed to myJ
self amongst the lot, and it hasn'l
reached me yet. It only costs a half!
penny, and I find that it is a very effect!
ive way of keeping check on the resi
of my letters. Now, dear, if you will
hand me the letters, I'll run out anof
post them myself.
Something Dropped.
A man dropped five hundred feet frot
the  top of a Cincinnati building
week  and  was  not  hurt  in the  leastj
They were pickled pigs' feet.—Atlantic;
Journal.
last]
A Kiss in the Dark.
Here is the way a Chinaman sized up i ^^fed °f Madge' the winsomel
the   Anglo-Saxon   race   upon   his   first j    To  who^ Vm pledged  by ofl
visit to the United States: "You cannot iove>s 0|d story> I
civilize these foreign devils.   They are, "Were you not rather' startled when,last]
beyond redemption.    They will live fori night,
weeks and months without touching a!    I caught you in the dark conservatory!
mouthful of rice, but they eat the flesh j And kissed you?"     The effect of her|
of bullocks and sheep in enormous quan-1 reP'y
tities..   That is why they smell so badly;'    I'11 ,eave for y°u t0 ghmpse, then draw]
they smell like sheep themselves.   Every '        , tlle curtain'
Well, no, not startled,    came her an-|
day they take a bath to rid themselves
of their disagreeable odors, but they do'
not succeed. Nor ido they eat' their meat j
cooked in small pieces. Tt is carried I
into a room in large chunks, often half
raw, and they cut and slash and tear it
apart. They eat with knives and prongs.
swer shy.
"I thought 'twas you—but wasn't certain I"
Something on a Tray.
Someone once said that an ordinary!
woman's  favorite  dinner is an egg ini
tie, Tacoma, Portland, Vancouver, New months spent in Europe.
Westminster and Nelson intend competing and it is the intention of the
home club to give a dance on the 24th
of August in the Assembly Rooms, for
the entertainment of the visitors.
* *   *
Mrs. Hobson entertained at the tea
hour on  Thursday  afternoon  at  "Gis-
btirn," Belcher street.
* *   *
On Saturday afternoon last Dr. and
Mrs. Watt entertained a number of their
friends at tea, at the Quarantine Station.
The guests were conveyed to and from
the station in the steamer Earl. Tea
was served in the garden among the
roses. The guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Hugo Beaven, Mr. and Mrs. Courtney,
Mr. and Mrs. Bodwell, Judge and Mrs.
Lampman, Mr. and Mrs. Gresley, Miss
Gresley, Mr. Logan, Mr. Alexis Martin
and Mrs. Cleland.
* *   *
The marriage took place on Wednesday last at thc residence of Mr. Harold
Robertson, of Mr. Herbert Robertson,
eldest son of Mrs. Rocke Robertson of
this city, to Miss Tobin of Toronto.
Only relatives and immediate friends of
the  contracting  parties   were   present.
It makes a civilized being perfectly the"'drawing-room. All women have a,
nervous. One fancies himself in the passion for something on a tray.—Books
presence of    sword swallowers.    They of Today.
VANCOUVER.
The Vancouver Order of Queen's
Nurses gave an "At Home" at their
charming and restful quarters on David
street, Monday afternoon for Miss Allen
of Ottawa, president of the order, who
is making her annual trip. During the
afternoon Miss Allen gave a short account of tbe work done during the last
year. Canon and Mrs. Pentreath, Mrs.
Alexander. Mrs. W. M. Rose, Mrs. Mc-
Feeley and several others who are inrer-
ed in the good work this order is doing
in this city.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grant Henshaw are expected back from England
on Sunday.
• •   •
Mr. E. Philip Gilman returned from
the Old Country to-day. Whilst away
be became engaged to a Miss Dudley, of
Herefordshire. The marriage will take
place very shortly.
NELSON.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Fraser leave this
morning for a  fortnight's camping out
near Slocan City.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Grigor and family
of Rossland, who have been spending a
few days witb the Mayor and Mrs. Gillett, have returned home.
* *   *
W. A. Jowett has left for New York,
from whence he will sail for England
on a business trip.    He expects to be
After her vagaries of the last weeks.
Dame  Nature has apparently made up
her mind to let Vancouver enjoy, for
Among thc wests present were His'' a week at least, the climatic conditions
Lordship Ribbon Perrin, Mrs. Perrin.! which one associates with a British Co-
and members of the Synod. Mrs. and j lumbian summer.   It is the real, bright,
the Misses Angus, Mr. and Mrs. Arim-  balmy summer which is the Coast's pe- ' away for several months,
del. Mrs. Atkinson, Mr. and Mrs. Crow  citliar asset, not the scorching    Sabar *   *   *
Baker, Mrs. and Miss Clapham, Mrs. that for a few weeks makes life a bur-1 J. A. Matheson has purchased the
Baiss, Mr. and Mrs. Beaven, Mr. and 1 den for unfortunates in the Interior, lock and gunsmith business of Elliott
Mrs. Hugo Beaven, Rev. Canon and The western breeze blows always from & Morrison, which he will hereafter
Mrs. Beanlands, Miss Rcanlands, Mrs. the Pacific, tempering the brilliant sun- conduct, adding thereto the repair of
Bl-dklnck, Miss Rome. Mrs  Sweet, Miss  shine with grateful  freshness.    In tbis  gasoline engines.
S. S. TOPAZ
VERY HANDY ALMOST NEW
STEAM TUG
FOR SALE BY TENDER
PARTICULARS
HULI^-Is steel, built extra strong; length over all 55 feet, 6 inches;
Beal 13 feet; draught aft, 5 feet.
COMPOUID ENGIIES-Built by S. White & Co., Cowes, Isle of Wight,
England.    Surface condenser has independent engine.
BOILER—Marine type.working pressure 120 lbs., single furnace; diameter, 6 feet, 3 inches length, 6 feet, 7% inches.
THE S. S. TOPAZ is a twin screw boat; was specially built from British War Office designs for duties as a military tender in connection with
Esquimalt, B.C. Her hull and decks are very strong for dealing with
heavy weights; her propellers are bronze; a complete set of spare parts,
including tw oextra bronze propellers are included in the sale; she carries on deck a first-class steam winch, also steam derrick fitted with independent compound engine; her chart house and after cabin are built of
the best teak. This is a splendid opportunity to purchase a perfectly
built and fitted boat which can be used either as Tug, Steam Tender or
Steam Launch. . \
DUTY
Canadian Registry can be effected without duty.
TENDERS
Tenders will be received at the Ordnance Office, Signal Hill, Esquimalt,
B. C, up to noon, Tuesday, July 24th. The highest or any tender not
necessarily accepted. The S. S. Topaz is on view daily between 9 a.m.
and 4 p.m., at the Ordnance Depot, Esquimalt, B.C.
J. WIGHT, (Lieut.)
Ordnance Office, Esquimalt, B.C.
W O. 13J0
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