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Bank of Hamilton
Capital $2,440,000
Reserve $2,440,000
Savings Department.    Interest allowed
on deposits.
Vancouver Branch
EWING BUCHAN,   -   Munager.
The Week
TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
Lanston Monotype Composition.
A number ot new homes.   Modern in
every respect.
C     Easy monthly instalments.
C limited.
£        40 Government St.,     VICTORIA.
Vol. III.   No.
The Editor's Review
Easter It is more than a decade
Optimism, since Max Nordau
wrote "Degeneration,'
and it is still longer since the two
greatest living masters of English
prose—George Meredith and Thomas Hardy—struck a permament
vein of pessimism, and sounded the
I. note which dominated the close of
the nineteenth century. When the
great genius that had given the
world "Richard Fevrel" and "Diana" declined on "The Amazing
' Marriage," and when the brilliant
creator of "Far From the Madding
Crowd" and "Under the Greenwood Tree" floundered in the quagmire of "Tess of the D'TJrbervilles"
and "Jude, the Obscure," thousands
of worshippers at the shrine of literature veiled their faces, and half
thought that there must be some
ground for Nordau's conclusions.
Not alone in the realm of literature
did the rank weed of pessimism take
root; for at least twenty-five years
the religious citadel of Christendom
had been sustaining one of these
periodic shocks which votaries of
the new faiths are ever launching
against the old. Spencer, Arnold,
Tyndall, Kant, Haeckel and Renan,
with their host of imitators, had
flaunted their theories and conclusions only to produce dismay and
doubt in thousands of thoughtful
minds. It must be conceded that
the century closed with many misgivings among devout Christians,
and with the obscuration of many
of the ancient landmarks of orthodox faith. Just as the evening of
Calvary's tragedy set in darkness
and blood, so the nineteenth century passed under a mantle of
gloom and horror.
That was only five years ago, and
already the cloud is lifting. The
vanguard of Christian soldiery has
received a baptism of enlightenment ; with the casting away of
person of Christ. Creeds, ceremonies, settings, dogmas, might be lost
in the storm, but they must never
lose their hold on Him, or they were
lost, and so when the storm raged
the loudest and wildest, they clung
the closer, and Christendom has
emerged from the conflict with a
conquering Lord. The stripping
away of the cerements has but left
His figure more clearly set forth.
It is no longer the attributes so
much as the person of Christ that
fills men's thoughts and warms
their hearts. Many things have
gone in the fight, and others may
have to go, but He must remain.
The theology of the sects, the attitude of the churches, the doctrinal
logos of Christianity may be modified, but the personal Christ who
ever lives, this great central fact
which differentiates our faith,
from every other, can undergo no
modification. Men will forego anything but the person of Christ. The
one result of nearly fifty years of
assault of the faith has been to
bring into greater prominence, and
render dearer to the hearts of men
the lowly Nazarene. It is at Easter
time that this eternal truth is impressed on our minds. It was the
resurrection from the dead, an historic fact, not a fanatical fetish, that
demonstrated the true character of
the founder of Christianity, and set
the seal of eternal truth upon His
work. Amid the perplexities of
life, amid the myriad cries of the
human race ever
"Crying like children in the night,
And with no language but a cry."
there is but One who differs from the
untold millions who have trod the
earth and now sleep in its dust—the
One who triumphed over the grave.
That is the pledge possessed by poor
humanity, of a clay when pessimism
shall forever have perished and serene optisism possess our race.   So
many of the old traditions of the L, it we cling. it is the lesson rf
elders it has been found that there Easteil) which> as Longfellow so
may still be "treasures in earthen. beautifully expressed it,
vessels." That evolution in mode
of expression does not imply change
in the meaning of eternal verities.
That Tennyson was chanting no
superficial melody, but suggesting
a fundamental truth, when he sang
With new fervor fills the hearts of men,
Who feel that Christ indeed has risen again.
Hot Air
"The thoughts of men are widened
With the process of the suns."
Already   the   higher   critics
In a recent editorial The
Colonist, commenting on
judicious boosting, very
properly deprecates "dishonesty in
a publicity campaign," and goes on
of' to say, "We need only tell the truth,
[the new century have shown us and tell it often and always, to make
1 that "it is the letter that kills and the facts stick in the minds of the
I the spirit that makes alive," and
from a readjusted focus the great
[Christian verities,  in which  men
have believed, to which they have
clung,  and for which they have
gladly died, remain untouched by
[the storm of criticism that has assailed them.   The superfluous has
[been stripped off, the essential re-
I mains.   The one outstanding fact
[amid all this war of controversy is
I that as men's hold on the externals
I has weakened, a they have felt the
I forms,  the familiar shrouds and
shibboleths   slipping   away,   they
have strengthened their grip on the
public." The contra is equally true.
We need only give hot air, and keep
on giving it, and that fact will stick
in the minds of the public. This
reflection is suggested by the absolute generosity and childlike trustfulness with which the Coast dailies
throw open their pages to every hot
air artist who comes along, and publish fairy tales about mineral claims
changing hands for millions, solid
gold ledges discovered in the frozen
North, or silver mountains in the
Interior. With every yard of this
whole cloth suit is given away some
well-known name, which carries the
story, until later on it is found to be
all a myth. Then what happens ?
The public have been fooled, some
people have lost money, and the
newspaper nurses the harrowing reflection that it has been inveighled
into giving a free advertisement to a
hot air artist. Take, three cases in
point, all within a month. A well-
dressed, plausible individual, calling
himself a mining engineer, and
claiming relationship to a great
family, came to Victoria, blew off a
lot of gas, asphyxiated or hypnotized the daily press, and got more
than a column of free write-up on
the strength of purchasing mines
all over the Island ; one deal alone
was stated to involve $750,000.
Local men were induced to invest,
the well-known "mining engineer"
spent the money. Last week he
skipped out, not having spent a
dollar of outside money in mining,
and leaving a legacy of debt to his
unfortunate victims. Is this a good
ad. for British Columbia ? Even
more detrimental to the true interests of the Province was the canard
so industriously circulated through
the same medium by unscrupulous
adventurers, that Mackenzie and
Mann had purchased some Windy
Arm claims for $5,000,000 ; and the
ridiculous story that F. A. Heinze
had entrusted his old friend, Col.
Topping, with a like amount for expenditure in the Bulkeley Valley.
When reading these marvellous interviews, one wonders whether they
are ever edited, or whether the task
of "writing up" is entrusted to the
greenest of young reporters, with
the instruction to "put in all the
gentleman tells you." Seriously, no
greater injury can be inflicted on
the moral sense of a community,
and no greater blow can be struck
at the legitimate advertising of the
great resources of the Province, than
for papers of weight and responsibility to allow themselves to be
made the mouthpiece of Australian
bounders and jumpers and hot air
artists from Seattle. As The Colonist truly says, "Tell the truth"—
that is good enough for British Columbia.
tenant-Governorship of Nova Scotia. It would .have been a fitting
climax to a successful career. Senator Mackeen is a strong personality,
easily the most interesting man in
the Maritime Provinces, and has
been the architect of his own fortune. For thirty years he ruled
Cape Breton with a rod of iron. In
1897 he moved to Halifax, purchasing the splendid old government estate of Maplewood, where
he resides with his wife and family.
Mrs. Mackeen is one of the most deservedly popular ladies in Halifax,
and her advent at Government
House would have been hailed with
delight by everyone who knows her.
It is an open secret that Senator
Mcakeen could have had the position years ago, but he was unwilling to burden himself with a multitude of official ceremonial duties
such as his soul abhors. Although
in the late sixties, he is still one of
the healthiest and most vigorous of
men, and bids fair to retain his
sway in public and financial affairs for many years to come.
No Spies When the Citizens'
Tolerated. League was formed,
The Week took occasion to point out that the title was
misleading, and that a temperance
organization had no right to appropriate it. Recent events justify the
course we took. At a meeting of the
League a resolution was passed, expressing disapproval of the action of
certain Victoria citizens ior using
their influence to rid the city of two
despicable spies who had sold themselves to do the dirty work of the
temperance party. The Week ventures the assertion that public
opinion unreservedly classes "spying" as a worse offence than gambling or drinking ; in fact, there is
only one worse offence—"bearing
false witness against your neighbor"
—and the temperance party seem to
have made a "corner" in that commodity.
Got the       All who know him
Wrong Man.   will regret that Senator   Mackeen   could
not see his way to accept the Lieu-
Vancouver is still in the
throes of a strike among
the telephone employees. This is to be regretted on all
grounds. It is a loss to the workers,
a loss to the company, and a loss to
the public. An influential deputation waited, on the manager the
other day to complain of the inef-
fiency of the service, but that cannot be wondered at under the circumstances. What is of even more
serious consequences is the allegation that aliens have been imported
to break the strike. If this is correct, it is to be deprecated. Canadian labor troubles should be settled
within our own borders. Foreigners
should neither be made use of to
make nor break a strike.
One Dollar Per Annum.
Too Much The Western Clarion is
Charity, a Socialist organ, owned, directed and edited
by Americans. It is published on
Canadian soil, and is used not only
to propagate the principles of Socialism, but to preach anarchy and
treason. During the visit of Prince
Arthur it took occasion to advocate
disloyalty and to make a personal
attack on King Edward VII. Just
how much harm, if any, these pernicious utterances may do is a matter of opinion, but there must be
"something rotten in the State," if
our cherished principles and our
lawful sovereign can be insulted
with impunity. It is not a sufficient
answer to say that such excesses
are their own surest destruction.
The feelings of loyal British subjects are entitled to some protection
from this foetid spawn of a diseased
Christian The Colonist preached a
Charity, two-column sermon last
Sunday as a concession
to that public opinion which favors
Sunday observance, and by way of
reconciling its conscience to the publication of a Sunday paper. It read
a sharp lesson to tlie Pharisees who
masquerade in ministerial habiliments in certain pulpits of Victoria,
especially tlie charitable brother
who thanks God "that he is not as
other men, or even ns this poor Roman Catholic." The Reverends
Adams and Tapscott should hear a
sermon from the text "Physician,
heal thyself." After noting their
action and reading their speeches,
one cannot refrain from endorsing
Hood's lines :
"Oh, for the rarity of Christian charity
Under thc sun."
Rather Charles M. Hays, the
Dubious. President of the G.T.P.,
has returned from England, where he had been attending
ah important directors' meeting,
and incidentally raising a little
money. On his return he Was, of
course, interviewed, and in the report is a sentence of significant import for British Columbia. He said,
"Our road is financed from Winnipeg
to the Rockies." No doubt The
Victoria Times, The Vancouver
World, and the Hon. William Templeman will be able to extract comfort for the Province from this enigmatical statement. One would
think that Mr. Hays had never
heard of British Columbia. Might
it not be a good thing to fall back on
that "band of American adventurers" after all ? They at least have
the money which Mr. Hays has
failed to raise in London.. It looks
as if the Hon. Mr. Templeman
might find the Liberal policy of insult and inuendo a boomerang.
The Henderson Directory Company, who
are probably in the
best position to judge, estimate the
population of Vancouver at 51,230.
This is a splendid showing, and if
continued in the same ratio for five
years more, will mean 85,000 at the
next census. Having regard, however, to the vast industrial and
transportation projects now centering at the Terminal City, there is no
reasonable doubt that in 1911 the
population will have reached 100,-
000, which would make Vancouver
the fifth city in Canada.
People who live in the air are exposed
to tornadoes.
CHRISTIE'S ZEPHYR PILOT, per packet ....
■     CHRISTIE'S ZEPHYR CREAMS, per tin ....
(A very dainty Wafer Roll)
UNEEDA BISCUIT, per packet	
DIXI H. ROSS & CO..   Ill Gov't St.,  VICTORIA
Where You Get Good Things to Eat.
i>mmMm®mim>$mmtsi<s~'' ----——  - THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL, 14, 190b.
Irrigation In the Okanagan.
The brothers Shatford, who manage the
Okanagan Land Company, are doing every
thing on a gigantic scale, and in a few
years will make every acre of their vast
territory blossom as the rose, says The
Okanagan. The Southern Okanagan Land
Company's works there will cost on completion about $100,000. Their reservoir
will hold 600,000,000 gallons, and there
will be five miles of flume. They have
another reservoir under construction at
Nine-Mile Creek, which will water about
800 acres.
Victoria Man in Armstrong.
Armstrong once more has a representative of the legal fraternity, and if general
appearances and reputation are to be relied upon, a solicitor of no mean ability.
F. Temple Cornwall, son of Judge Cornwall, of Victoria, arrived last Friday, and
may now be found in the Wood-Cargill
Nelson Booming.
The good work of the Nelson Tourist
Association and the Booster Club is already bearing fruit. All the real estate
agents are doing a large business. S. M.
Brydges sold 230 acres of fruit land last
week, and T. G. Procter & Co. have received inquiries for fruit lands this week
not only from a number of Eastern Canadian points, but also from Glasgow, Scotland, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Nebraska,
and other States in the Union.
tortured community, weary of the yellow
monstrosities from Seattle, San Francisco,
Chicago and New York, which inundate
the Dominion every week. As to Monday,
why not prepare the local Sunday edition
and alter the date-line ? No one would
object, and the six editions a week would
come out as usual.
The Amende Honorable.
The Okanagan press criticized the ac
tions of Mr. Martin Burrell wheu attending the fruit-growers' convention recently
held at Ottawa. It was contended that
he neglected the interests of the Okanagan, and confined his attention to those
of Kootenay. No one who knows Mr.
Burrell would believe such a ridiculous
charge, and in a moderately-worded letter
he has called his detractors to book, with
the result that an ample apology has been
tendered by the offending parties. Mr.
Burrell will learn some day that an angel
ol light looks a very devil to the prejudiced
eyes of a politician.
Cowichan All Right.
Brilliant Young Medico.
■ Dr. W. H. Willson, formerly physician
for the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company
at its Morissey Mines, is now in Nelson,
and will practise with Dr. La Bau. Dr.
Willson is a £ raduate of the University of
Manitoba. Since leaving East Kootenay
he has taken a post graduate course in New-
York, of a year and a half. Dr. Willson
was one of the pioneer medicos of the
Crow's Nest Pass, having shared the work
during construction with Dr. King, of
Cranbrook, and Dr. Bonnell, of Fernie.
Victoria is talking of starting a Booster
Club, a very good thing if handled properly. But all that Cowichan Valley needs
is a "Let the People Know Club." Enquiries are coming in all the time from the
States and Eastern Provinces, asking for
information regarding Cowichan Valley,
and if our valley, with its natural and climatic advantages, were known, we should
soon double our population. We do not
want a boom, but a good healthy, steady
growth. It is encouraging to everyone to
see new settlers coming in and the valley
going steadily ahead, and Victoria might
well afford to help us, as every new settler
here means so much more business for the
business men of that town.—Cowichan
Moral Engines.
Knockers, Not Boosters.
The Phoenix Pioneer says :
"The city fathers of Fernie will not give
the city printing to either of the papers of
that town, and have been asking for tenders from the outside. We do not know
what the trouble is, but we do know that if
the city of Fernie pays twice what is asked
locally for every job of printing needed,
the local papers would not begin to receive what is their due, in a public-spirited
way, for the good they do the town on the
outside. It is doubtful if any publisher
in that section can be persuaded to tender,
for the work, but, of course, the shortsighted solons of Fernie can get the printing from Timothy Eaton, or some similar
concern. They will make a grave mistake,:
however, if the order leaves Fernie."
The Western Clarion, by reason of its
peculiar tenets and eccentric view-point,
sometimes gets off a smart thing, as, for
instance :
"Two of the Vancouver daily 'moral engines' are engaged in a wordy wrangle over
which has the larger circulation, or can
show the greater percentage of increase
during recent months. The proprietors
of these sheets ought to have the decency
to remember that the greater they can
show their circulation to be, the more serious the reflection cast upon the intelligence of the surrounding community."
Revelstoke Y. M. C. A.
Praying and Pulling.
Two ministers were crossing a lake in a
storm. When matters became most critical some one cried out, "The two ministers
must pray." "Na, na," said the boatman;
"the little ane can pray if he likes, but the
big ane maun tak' an oar."
The Trackless Waste.
Mdslc Hath Charms.
Okanagan Landing, at the head of the
lake of that name, is a charming spot. To
its list of natural attractions must now
be added the British Empire Mines and
six Scottish pipers. Vide The Vernon
News : "Included among the residents
at present at the Landing are six Scots
pipers, and last Saturday night they favored Vernon's port with a grand time,
turning out full strength and making the
hills resound with the stirring strains of
old Scotland's favorite airs. It is proposed to 'shoot the town up' every week
or so, and if any of thc sleepy residents of
Vernon would like to get wakened up a
bit, they now know where to go."
The city at the foot of the Selkirks is
experiencing a "growing time." Its population and wealth are progressing by leaps
and bounds. The new Y.M.C.A. is a lovely
place. The gymnasium and bowling alley
are full every night. There has been a
good sale of membership tickets. The
physical director will be there in about
two weeks. The classes will be organized
for both men and boys.
Prosperous Hedley.
Negotiations are pending for the bonding of a group of claims to be south of the
Nickel Plate. The deal is with an English
concern, and Mr. Gladden is working this
end. It is understood that all interested
in the claims forming the group have signed the option, which entails the performance of a large amount of development
Disloyalty In Vancouver.
A Britisher complains of the constant
attempts to bring ridicule on the British
Crown and members of the Royal family
by American troupes who are foisted on
Canadian audiences by alien syndicates.
It is bad cnou, h to have to tolerate these
people without being compelled to listen
to their disloyal insults. Is there no control of theatres in Vancouver ?
Sunday Editions.
A respected Coast daily urges that the
Sunday Observance Bill now before the
Federal parliament will do away with the
Sunday newspaper. Surely this should be
one of its stron est recommendations to a
It is an old, old story
Of infant and of maid,
Of One who came from Glory,
Of One in manger laid.
The world is growing older,
And other songs are sung;
While human love grows colder,
And the weary way is long.
But the hush of starry heaven
Still broods o'er earthly din,
And healing peace is given
To quiet the storm within.
A face I loved has vanished,
A voice I knew is still,
The joy of life is banished,
The Cross is on the hill.
I turn me to the fable;
I bow me to the rod;
Still in an Eastern stable
I find the infant Ood.
He holds me through the ages,
He lifts me to the Star;
That goal of Eastern sages,
Where life and mystery are.
Lady (to sea captain)—How do you
manage to find your way across the ocean?
Captain—By the compass. The needle
always points to the north. Lady—But
suppose you wish to go south?
(Lady Gay, in Toronto Saturday Night.)
Girls, don't be cheap. One girl writes
me, asking which of his presents the man
to whom she was engaged should expect
Which? Every scrap and sign of them,
if they are not worn or spoiled. A book
that has been marked, or torn, music that
is out of fashion, such things one need not
return; give them away, however, don't
have them around. But all the gew-gaws,
rings, pretty trifles, letters, pack them up
carefully and send them back. You have
absolutely no honest right to them, and
it's cheap to be dishonest.
Another girl says, "What can I do to attract the man I love?" This is a cheap girl,
too, but excusable. She may succeed, and
if no one, especially "he," finds out her little game, she may think it worth the candle. It is perfectly allowable, if one be so
unfortunate as to fall into love and receive no encouragement, to warily go gunning after the unresponsive one. When
one's happiness seems involved, one may
be excused, but one is cheap, all the same.
A man writes, asking me to suggest some
way in which he may make the acquaintance of some "society girls." This sounds
very cheap.
Another persists in forcing an acquaintance upon me, which I have done all a gentlewoman can to show him I do not desire,
Cheap, isn't it?
A woman writes a mean, catty little
screed about a new-comer-—cheaper than
any of them, I think.
A girl asks me to advise her in this matter: A rich man has given her several
handsome presents. She is afraid her parents will object; she doesn't wish to offend
the rich friend; what must she do? A
glance tells that she intends to keep her
gifts, but's it's dollars to doughnuts she is
not going to tell her parents, and let them
decide what she should do. Of course
that is what I advise, but I feel it will cost
her too dear. She is a cheap girl, and she
won't pay up.
A woman telephones, complaining that
she was not invited to a small festivity,
and stating that she has often entertained
the host of that event. Cheap, cheap, the
very sparrows cry out.
Another, finding out that certain friends
are dining out, immediately invites their
hosts to dinner for the same date. Cheap,
and perhaps disastrous, if someone puts
two and two together.
A traveller, in a day coach, strolls into a
Pullman car just before he reaches Toronto, and emerges therefrom with much
dignity at the station.  Cheap, isn't it?
These are not crimes, merely confessions of value. The world is full of them,
and what room is over in corners is occupied by half-amused, half-rueful folk who
size them up shrewdly and say, like the little sparrows, "Cheap, cheap."
Girls, please don't be cheap. Don't ask
for tickets to dances, don't hint for tea or
ice-cream, don't even take so long finding
car tickets that the other one pays for you,
don't pretend you were unable through illness or other cause to attend a function
to which you know you were not invited,
don't be cool to a plain or seedy person,
don't have patience with a man who has
had too many cocktails and waxes familiar, better he be angry than you be cheap;
don't toady to rich entertainers, they'll
snub you sooner of later, for they will know
you are cheap.
Women in general are far better than
men, but most men are so bad that this is
not so much of a compliment as it may
A blow between the eyes sometimes
opens them.
Purveyors to the Royal Family.
Buchanan's Royal Household at $1.50 per bottle
Buchanan's Black and White at $1.25 per bottle
Buchanan's Red Seal at $1.00 per bottle
For sale by all dealera
Gents Suits
Sponged and
Pressed 75c;;
By the month $2,00
or cleaned thoroughly and pressed to look like new for $1.50
Cleaning, Dyeing, Tailoring
93 View Street, Victoria
Phone A1207
Real Hair
Pompadours, Curia
all of the latest
style, at
Hair Dressing
58 Douglas
McKenzie & Fletcher
Get Our Prices,
KOWe11 St., Westminster   Ave.
Buy Your Wife
A Gas Range
For use during the hot summer months. It will save her
a lot of inconvenience and hard
35 Yates Streeu.
Victoria Agents for the
Nanaimo Collieries.
Best Household New Wellington Cosl:
Lump or Sack, per ton    .... $6.50
Nut Coal, per ton $5.00
Pea Coal, per ton $4.50
Also Anthracite coal for sale at
current rates.
Office, 34 Broad St.; wharf, Store
Street, Victoria.
'PHONE 647.
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Building Material,
North Government St., Victoria
The Original Grand View
Opposite C. P, R. Depot.
Bass's Celebrated Burton Ale on Draught.
"AV,0rderl>''hou8e kePt by an 'orderly' man."
Faces on two streets, Cordova and Water.
The house of Vancouver if you want to meet an
upMiountry man. Everything first-class. Dining Room unexcelled. Rates from $1.00 per day
and up, and all good rooms. "'
Hotel I,eland.
T      WELL/WAN, Proprietor.
Rates $2.00 per day. A nice quiet
hotel to stop at while in town. Handy
to trains,
Hastings street, near Granville
1523 Second Avenue,
Seattle, Wash.
Hot and Cold Water in every room.
Return call bells.
Reasonable rates to permanent guests
and transients.
W. D. Haywood.
New, Modern and strictly first-class
Steam heated, electric light. Sample
rooms.   Rates, $2.00 and np.
Corner Hastings and Cambie Sts.
J. E. CREAN, Manager
The Leading Hotel of New Westminster. All Modem Conveniences. Good
Sample Rooms.   Rates Moderate.
New Westminster, B. 6.
Grand ©afe
Afternoon Teas a Specialty.
All the Luxuries of the Season.
Toilet Supply
We will be prepared on and after
January 15th, 1006, to furnish all offices,
barber shops, hotels, private residences, |
etc., with Soap, Towels, and all Toilet
Necessities. Our wagons will visit all
parts of the city each day.
Drop us a card and our man will call j
and explain our proposition and quote |
you our prices.
Vancouver Toilet
Supply Co.
Empire Building,
"~-— THE WEEK, SATURDAY. APRIL   14, 1906.
At The Street
By the time this appears we shall be on
the verge of Easter, and it is the wish of
The Lounger that all his readers may have
a happy one. Easter naturally brings us
to the subject of eggs. The egg, seeing
that it symbolises life in death, has always been a prominent factor in Easter
rejoicings, though now, in these degenerate days, many of its functions have departed. Children are too' practical to be
amused with the little follies which once
we all thought so much of. Santa Claus
is a nonentity, though the Christmas numbers make a gallant effort to keep up the
farce, and lead their readers to imagine
that the children really accept as serious
all the stories they are told about the reindeer, etc. To those who cherish such
dreams I would recommend an excellent
little story in the last Christmas number
of The Smart Set, where the true light is
thrown on the ideas prevalent in the nursery. This year, however, the egg has
assumed its accustomed importance at
Easter time; but not because of the approach of the Feast. Oh, no; but because
it has been conclusively proven by the
last inter-'Varsity boat race that the egg
is the best form of diet for training. It
is said that the Light Blues averaged sixty
eggs per man per day during the end of
their course; there is now a corner in eggs.
The spirit of Progress is no longer hovering in the air; it has found a firm resting
place, and at the meeting held in the Council Chamber on Tuesday night, the seal of
approbation was placed on the aims and
objects of the new club, call it what you
may. Now the principal aim is to bring
residents to Victoria, and there is no doubt
that the prevailing feature of Victoria is
her attractiveness. A word of warning to
this wise : It is no good trying to encourage strangers to settle down here, if the
locale of the demi-mondaine is left as badly
defined as it is at present. Several complaints have reached The Week to the
effect that intending settlers who had
chosen their home in a fashionable locality,
discovered before it was too late that the
house next door was one of ill-repute. To
show that this is no dream, let me say one
thing more : When the new hotel is finished, it will be undoubtedly the headquarters for those who are passing through
the city. Anyone who goes out of the side
door intending to walk up Douglas street
will immediately find that whereas he
thought he was in the very best part of the
town, he is bumping shoulders with one of
these "festering sores," right in the very
heart of the city. In no other town in
Canada has this matter been allowed to
develop as it has done here. This column
is no place to discuss the ethics of the question, but it is the right place in which to
suggest that those who are working for
the good of the city as a place of resort for
strangers should take active steps to have
these houses centralized, and not allow
them to be scattered all over the city, a
disgrace to every respectable street.
I want to preface my following remarks
by saying that I have a very great admiration for the Salvation Army. I know
and realize that it has done a good work,
and has reached a class of people which
no other body could have reached. I look
on General Booth as one of the greatest
men of the age, but there are two points
which I wish to bring before the notice of
the local corps : All the sinners in Victoria have not been selected and "dumped" down on Johnson and Yates streets.
Also, there are many men who have to
work all night when others can sleep, and
who are entitled to an undisturbed rest
till late next day. In spite of these two
undeniable facts, the Salvation Army
holds its meetings with the greatest repu-
larity at the junction of Johnson and Government streets, and at the junction of
Government and Yates streets, in the proportion of about four to three every day
in the week. What I want to know is
this : Are there no sinners at Oak Bay ?
Is Spring Ridge assured of salvation ?
Why should not James Bay have its share
of preaching ? It isn't fair that the two
streets named above should have all the
benefit. With regard to the sleeping in
the morning, I would say that it is not good
for the tired man to be aroused every Sun
day morning at 10:30 by the loud playing
of a brass band, and the fervent singing
of a full-lunged choir, nor is it the best preparation for a day which will be a credit to
himself or anyone else. There have been
many things said against the ringing of
church bells, but they are a trifle compared with the noise which is caused by
these enthusiasts. If music must take
place so early on the first day of the week,
I would recommend Beacon Hill as a suitable place for the first performance. As
it is, Johnson street suffers both morning
and afternoon.
I see that The Colonist has not yet invested in that office boy who is going to be
so useful in correcting the psychological
phenomena which occasionally disturb
the equilibrium of that pub'ication. Most
boys would have been able to tell an inquirer that "eruption" has only one "r,"
and that a plural subject needs a plural
verb after it. It is such a pity when these
mistakes occur in heavy head-lines—they
are more noticeable.
If it is true that the strength of a chain
lies in its weakest link, it is none the less
true that the appearance of a street depends very largely on the care and attention which householders devote to the
front of their houses. There is on Yates
street, between Government and Douglas,
on the left hand side going up, a house, the
first floor windows of which are a disgrace
to any street. The windows are covered
with dirt, the blinds are untidy, there is
but one curtain, and that is so filthy it is a
pity it is there. This seems rather personal in The Lounger's column, but it is
my duty to notice and report on all shortcomings which might be remedied with
little expense to the individual, and great
benefit to the community.
'Cello Wizard Bewitches Audience.
Jean Gerardy, the famous 'cellist, was
recently the central figure in one of the
most unusual scenes ever enacted before the
eyes of an audience of music lovers, when
on the occasion of his last concert in New
York, prior to proceeding on his Pacific
Coast tour, the usually dignified Sunday
concert audience at Carnegie Hall on
March 18th, rose as a unit, cheering the
musician to the echo, occupants of the orchestra chairs crowding down to the footlights to pay homage to the man who had
bewitched them. After each of four encores which Gerardy played, the enthusiasm broke forth afresh in a tumult of applause, parallels for which have only been
found in the first appearances of Paderewski and Kubelik.
Gerardy's tour, comprising eighty concerts, includes all the chief cities of the
country, his itinerary embracing thePacifia
Coast and Honolulu. Jean Gerardy will
be supported in his Victoria engagement
by Andre Benoist, the celebrated French
pianist, and Annie Beatrice Sheldon,
the native Victorian soprano, who
has just returned fom a three years' tour
of the European musical conservatories.
Remember that while there are many
pianists, and violinists there is but one
The Heir to the Hoorah.
The "Heir to the Hoorah" comes to thc
Victoria Theatre on Monday, April 16th.
It is announced as an American comedy
by Paul Armstrong, produced under thc
auspices and personal direction of the late
Kirk La Shelle. You may see "The Heir"
on any bill-board in town' He is sitting
on the floor by his mother's feet, and playing with his blocks, the letters of which
happen to make the name of the play. It
was he that brought peace into the much-
divided household that owned the rich
mine called the "Hoorah"—divided chiefly
by the mistakes and interferences of a
mother-in-law. Well-meaning but blundering friends widened the gap, when the
little heir bridged it. The scene is a mining town in the West; most of the characters are Western, and a charming widow-
personifies a Western woman who has the
open mind and the large spirit of her people
in spite of her training in an Eastern college. Some of the characters are Eastern,
and they speak up for their East in humorous contrast to their Western brethren.
There is a maiden aunt who, having been
the nightmare of the dreams of a young
miner until she meets him, becomes the
idol of his waking hours, when she con
fronts him as a tall, beautiful girl just out
of Wellesley. There is a self-opinionated
British butler of huge bulk and a truculent, wiry little Jap valet, who puts him in
his place by magic of jiu jitsu. There are
miners who desire to present the new-born
Heir to the Hoorah with a mine or ranch,
in place of the conventional cup or spoon,
and a delightfully unsophisticated bachelor uncle, who promptly purchases six
thoroughbred cows when he gathers from
the folly old doctor that the heir is liable
to be raised as a "bottle baby." There is
a most delightful cow-puncher who, when
he dons his first evening clothes under
protest, declines to remove the spurs
which were worn during his waking hours
for twenty years.
Creston Clarke in Beaucaire.
The more than ordinary interest aroused
in the coming of Creston Clarke and his
marvellously beautiful production of
"Beaucaire" to Victoria Theatre, on
April 19th, is a sure indication of the
trend of theatrical thought, and goes far
to prove that a cordially welcome star in
conjunction with a great play may be
counted upon to cultivate or please, especially those who are familiar with or
heard of the great triumphs of Creston
Clarke in this beautiful comedy romance
throughout the entire country last season.
A more absorbing play, a more gorgeous
or elaborate production and a greater interpreter of the title role than "Beaucaire," with Creston Clarke at the head of
the caste and with a production such as
Jules Murry is famed for, it is impossible
to imagine.
Blanche Walsh in "The Woman in the
Blanche Walsh, familiar to our theatregoers as the heroine of the Sardou and
Flaubert tragedies, will be seen as a modern society woman in Clyde Fitch's much-
talked-of drama, "The Woman in the
Case," at the Victoria Theatre, on Saturday, April 21st. This is the first modern
role played by Miss Walsh since her great
success in Bronson Howard's "Aristocracy." Although she will wear gowns of
the fashion of 1905, and be seen amid
twentieth century surroundings, the story
of New York life of today as told by Mr.
Fitch shows in an engrossing manner that
womanhood has not changed since the days
of Cleopatra and Salambo, and that, under
certain conditions, there is as much of the
tragic and romantic element in modern
life as in the times of scant civilization
and barbaric splendor which have for-
nished the vivid backgrounds of the recent work of this remarkably talented
"My Wife's Family."
At the Victoria Theatre, Victoria, there
has been only one piece offered during the
past week, "My Wife's Family," a comedy
by Stephens and Linton. The amusing
escapades of the unfortunate husband in
his endeavors to rid himself of his undesirable relations kept the house in one continual roar of laughter.
Grand Theatre.
Monday night at the Grand Theatre,
Victoria, saw the largest house assembled
which the writer has ever seen within its
portals. Thc piece de resistance wa~ the
wonderful club manipulating of the Four
Juggling Mortons. This is a show which
o no account sh uld b missed. Thedex-
te ity of the performers is something
which can hardly be ima hied until it is
seen. Not the 1 ast successful part of this
turn is the comic element introduced by
Jeannie Morton, who, with her ludicrous
mistakes at the beginning, attracts the
attention of the whole audience, and then
bewilders them with her skill toward the
end. William H. Windom is a great success as a colored nurse-girl, and uses his
naturally fine voice to the very best advantage. The Three Musical Shirleys give
a very pretty and effective turn with weird
and wonderful instruments. Miss Cruz
possesses a magnificent contralto voice
and has a good repertoire of selections.
The Hoodoo Automobile pictures conclude one of thc very best entertainments
ever placed before the public at the Victoria Vaudeville Hall.
For Easter week Manager Jamieson has
secured a good bill for the Grand, Victoria.
Luce and Luce have made a great name
for themselves as musicians of more than
average ability, and can always be counted
on to score a big success. The big "draw"
turn of the week will be the performance
of thc Rizleys, whose foot posturing ia one
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Grit Graft.
Two instances of political graft have
been brought, to our notice this week.
Postmasters throughout New Westminster district have received letters from
The New Westminster Daily News urging
them to solicit subscriptions for that
paper, and in at least one office this letter
has been posted up. It enjoins the postmaster to see the prominent Liberals, and
get them to subscribe in the interests of
the party. The cry has been raised that
public servants should not meddle in
politics. Do postmasters come under this
section ?
Another instance : A fine new post-
office is being erected in Vancouver at
an immense cost. Last week there were
about ten men engaged on the work, but
there are also half a dozen good Grits who
are holding down government billets as
"Inspectors," and some people want to
know why it takes five or six Inspectors
to inspect the labors of but ten men. Why
are not more men put to work by the contractors ? lt took so long to build the
Royal City postoflice that minstrel jokers
were comparing it with the Pyramids of
Egypt. But perhaps the Egyptians had
not "Inspectors" drawing fat pay in government billets.
Plating Works.
When Mr. F. E. Hopkins, of Toronto,
came to Vancouver and opened up his
plating works a month ago, he supplied an
industry of which the city stood in great
need. Mr. Hopkins is turning out first-
class work.
Telephone Strike.
Burnaby Blasting.
Thc operators' strike is having a most
demoralizing effect on tho Vancouver telephone system, and complaints of poor service arc general all over the city. The
company is attempting to give the impression that this bad service is principally
complained of by non-subscribers and
those who are in favor of the strikers, but
the writer can state that in calling up from
a public long distance booth he has had to
wait nearly five minutes to connect with
the central office and then another long
wait until his number has been secured.
' The system in Vancouver is ancient, and
it is to be hoped that when the company
gets into its new offices next January they
will instal more modern instruments.
The City Council took occasion to condemn the service at its last meeting, and
a committee was appointed to investigate
the advisability of establishing a municipal
telephone system. Over four hundred busi-
business men have forwarded a petition
to the company, protesting against the
poor service. In San Francisco the labor
unions are taking up the cause of the Vancouver operators, and the Pacific States
Telephone Company have been notified
that unless they recall all their operators
who arc scabbing at Vancouver, the unions
of San Francisco will oppose the granting
of a franchise to the big trust in the Bay
City. The Ottawa officials have also
taken a hand in the strike by calling attention of the telephone company to the
Alien Labor Law. No wonder Mr. Kent
wears a weary look, for he has troubles of
his own.
Apparently the Burnaby farmers are
not to be bluffed regarding the orders given
that no blasting shall be done in the vicinity of the company's lines, for they are taking legal opinion on the mattter. The
company is now suing the farmer whose
blasting caused the trouble a fortnight
ago for $3,000 damages, and feeling runs
pretty high regarding the matter in Burnaby.
Vancouver Sport
The lacrosse interest in Victoria seems
to be centered in the possibility of Victoria gaining admission to the B. C. Intermediate Lacrosse Association this season.
The Mainland clubs do not seem to welcome the admission of Victoria, for the
reason that it will put the teams to heavy
expense for travelling, which the attendance at intermediate games will not warrant. New Westminster and Vancouver
have always been extremely jealous in
the sporting line, and, owing to the existing rivalry, the games are well supported.
The admission of Victoria would mean
that the Mainland teams would be at the
expense of bringing the Island team up
with the possibility of a small gate. I
must admit that I am quite at a loss to
understand some of the moves of the new
Victoria management with regard to»this
intermediate team. I understand they
want the B.C.I.L.A. to be dissolved, and
the B.C.I.L.A. to be dissolved, and the intermediate games managed by the B.C.A.
L.A. By this means Victoria hopes to
still maintain a voice in the council in the
senior league, although having no senior
team in the field. This would be unfair to
the Mainland teams, and moreover the
B.C.I.L.A. has proven quite capable in the
past of managing its own affairs, independent of the B.C.A.L.A., so I say let
them go on and manage them in the future.
Why not have three intermediate teams
on Vancouver Island, say two from Victoria, and one from Ladysmith or Nanaimo, and then play off at the end of the
season with the Mainland champions ?
The Mainland boys want the game to be
successful in Victoria, but still they do not
want to be saddled with heavy expenses
to boost the Victoria club along.
The West End Intermediate Lacrosse
Club of New Westminster is out for honors
this year, and the team will soon be in
practice. Mr. John Chappie is President,
and Mr. Robert Brenchley acts as Secretary.
George Matheson will be the club captain of the Vancouver twelve this vear.
Do you remember that when the New
Westminster team had the quarrel with
the B.C.A.L.A., three seasons ago, one of
the questions at issue was the matter of
some forfeit money due by Vietoria to
New Westminster ? Well, recently the
Victoria club was requested by the Royal
City management to effect a settlement
but eame back with the reply that they
were not willing to pay, or something to
that, effect, and they also tried to give the
impression that the money was not due.
New Westminster did not want the money,
as that club is well fixed financially, and
offered to donate the amount to the Victoria club, provided its officials first admitted the debt. They admitted it. Now,
will some one tell me just why Victoria
denied the debt at first, and then took
back water ? I am not trying to hurt thc
Victoria club at all, and will endeavor to
feed all from the same dish, but I will try
to show up any little acts not. in accord
with true sport..
Sinclair, San Francisco; Anemone, Mr. C.
L. Tutt, New York Yacht Club; Nixie, Mr.
F. G. Berry, San Francisco; Maple Leaf,
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.
Mr. J. H. Fearnside, of Hamilton, is to
contest for the Lipton Cup. But why is
Mr. Fearnside having his challenger built
in the United States, for it will carry the
colors of a Canadian yacht club ?
A rattling good amateur baseball leapue,
with teams from Victoria, Ladysmith,
Vancouver and New Westminster, is
among the probabilities for this season.
The Vancouver Jockey Club was scheduled to meet on Thursday evening. Owing
to pressure on space I reserve comment
until next week.
The Canadian Alpine Club was formed
last week at Winnipeg. Mrs. E. Parker,
of Winnipeg, is the secretary.
Roller skating is becoming quite popular in the Terminal City. The new rink,
in the old Imperial Hall on Pender street,
is well equipped, and nightly there are
large crowds who are taking up this pleasant recreation. The rink is reserved on
Wednesday afternoons for ladies and their
escorts, and last Wednesday saw a large
number of society belles enjoying the
Baseball on roller skates is the latest fad
in the United States. Why not try it in
Vancouver ?
The double referee in lacrosse was tried
at the Dominion Exhibitioin New Westminster last fall. The results have been
so satisfactory that the B.C.A.L.F. will
likely be asked to adopt this system at the
coming meeting.
Although originally set for April 14th,
the annual meeting of the B.C.A.L.A. will
not be held until a week later. The place
will be New Westminster this vear.
I am anxious to hear from some of the
athletic organizations in the Interior. We
are always glad to publish items concerning amateur athletics, but our difficulty is
to get authentic news from the Interior.
I hear rumors of trouble coming from
New Westminster to the effect that the
younger members of the lacrose team are
are anxious to get rid of a certain player
who has been the mainstay of the team for
years. I certainly hope the report is false,
for the player in question is one of the best
friends .of lacrosse in Canada, and shows
his friendship for playing for his home
Vancouver Social
Accordion Pleating.
Having the only accordion pleating
machine in the Province, Messrs. Mark
Long & Co., whose advertisement appears
in another column, can turn out better results than other firms who do the pleating
by hand. The machine has proven a great
The Victoria James Bay Association is
arranging to send its "big four" to the
Canadian Henley this year. Here's wishing them luck, and they will have the applause of all British Columbia if they win
Mr. Alex. Maclaren, the millionaire
lumberman, deserves great credit for ihs
sportsmanlike action in placing his fine
yacht, the Maple Leaf, at the disposal of
the Qancouves Yacht Club to act as that
club's representative in the trans-Pacific
race next month from San Francisco.
Mr. Maclaren could not make the trip himself, so placed the yacht and her crow at
the disposal of the club. She will sail
under thc colors of the Royal Vancouver
Yacht Club. Thc race will start on May
15th next, and the entries received so far
arc as follows ; La Paloma, Commodore
Cooper, Hawaii; Aggie, Mr. James Colman, San Francisco; Lurline, Mr. H. H.
fjpir. and Mrs. Eugene Rousseau were
among the passengers for Rivers Inlet on
the last trip of the SS. Camosun.
* * *
Dr. McGowan, of the West Indian Sanitarium, reports the receipt of a fine new
equipment of electrical machinery for the
use of his institution.
* * *
Mr. C. W. Ponsford, who has been employed in the Vancouver branch of the
Molsons Bank for seven years, has been
transferred to Winnipeg.
* * *
Mr. E. R. Ricketts, Manager of the Vancouver Opera House and the Victoria
Theatre, left on Thursday on a three
months' trip to his old home in En. land,
Mr. Walter Ricketts is acting as manager
of his theatrical enterprises.
* * *
One of the pleasures of the week was
the Ladies' Day (Wednesday) at the Vancouver Roller Skating Rink on Pender
street. With each successive week, this
rink is becoming steadily more popular
with the ladies, until now every Wednesday sees a gay and pretty throng of well-
dressed society women enjoying the pleasant recreation.
The Week hears that the engagement
will shortly be announced of one of Victoria's most popular society belles to an
English barrister
On dit : that a well-known Editor of
one of the Coast dailies has undergone a
process of political conversion, and will
don the colors of the opposition.
A suggestion for May 24th : Pull down
all the old shacks which disfigure Victoria,
cart them to Beacon Hill, and have the
greatest bonfire in the history of the Capital City.
Some Conservative papers declare that
the Federal government has done nothing
for British Columbia. Wait a bit; it repealed the law requiring a Canadian pilot
on every passenger boat running to a Canadian port.
The Licensed Victuallers are holding
aloof from Victoria Day celebration, because they disapprove of Mayor Morley's
policy. In this attitude they are supported by the wholesalers. In the opinion
of The Week they are cutting off their
nose to spite their face.
Listen 1 Did you hear it ? Knock,
Knock, Knock ! Someone's enthusiasm
is beginning to "ooze." The mossbacks
have got in their work, and the weak-
kneed have wiltecj. Next Tuesday's public meeting will have to choose between
"knocking" and "boosting."
Mayor Morley has been too busy to attend to the question of pure milk and good
meat. These things directly affect the
well-being of the community and the
health of every man, woman and child in
Victoria. Milk from a tuberculous cow,
chemical milk, and diseased meat is on
sale every day in the city.
In vain does the fowler spread the net
in sight of the bird. The carefully-laid,
scheme to side-track the Booster Club was \
thwarted by the enthusiasm of the public |
meeting. Had the ill-advised and careful- j
ly-prepared resolution been railroaded j
through, the death knell of the Booster j
Club and the Tourist Association would j
have sounded. |
Lucky Mistress
•J Visitors for dinner.
fl Table almost set.
fl Kitty stubs her toe.
fl Smash!
fl Mistress heartbroken and trying lo
frame up apologies for " patchwork "
china service when she recollects it is
one of our
fl Hurries Kitty here, and, of course,
we can give her duplicates of the
pieces she broke. In twenty minutes
they are washed and on the table.
fl The day is saved 1
fl Suppose a special order had to go to Europe
(or the matching: and mistress had to wait
four months or more for tl in i*
fl The moral is obvious.
Who carry in stock much, the
largest assortment of stock and individual patterns in the whole of
Western Canada.
Court of Common Pleas.
Hon. Mr. Templeman said in the House
on Monday last that by electing him the
voters of Victoria had expressed approval
of the action of the Federal government
in respect of ife-saving appliances and
protection on the West Coast. Verily the
conscience of the Honorable William is as j
elastic—it stretches. In the name of the
prophet—fi0s 1
A judge, in crossing the Irish Channel
one stormy night, knocked against a well-
known witty lawyer who was suffering terribly from seasickness. "Can I do anything for you?" said the judge. "Yes,"
gasped the seasick lawyer; "I wish your
lordship would overrule this motion."
Any Old Thing.
A Case of Gender.
The English language is supposed to be
very simple in the matter of genders. But
foreigners who triumphantly handle questions of gender of inanimate thin s in
their own languages often have their difficulties with the English. A Frenchman
recently came to grief over his En lish.
"I fear I cockroach too much on your time,
madam," he remarked politely to his hostess. "En-croach," monsieur," she smilingly corrected him. He threw up his hands
in despair. "Ah, your English genders,"
he sighed.
In an editorial in The Colonist, which
has kept, people rubbing their eyes ever
since, the following extraordinary paragraph appears : "In our efforts to improve it (Victoria), for Heaven's sake
don't let us commercialize it." For Heaven's sake, what are we all trying to do ?
Is this another "psychological phenomenon," or a passionate appeal for a twentieth century "Sleepy Hollow"?
The first day out : Steward—Did you
ring, sir? Traveller—Yes, steward, I—I
rang. Steward—Anything I can bring
you, sir? Traveller—Y-yes, st-steward.
Bub-bring me a continent, if you have one,
or an island—anything, steward, so 1-lul-
long as it's solid. If you can't, sus-sink the
The Milk Question.
Mayor Morley intends to take up the
question of adulteration of milk very
stron ly, but up to the present his hands
have been so full of other matters that he
has not had time to make a thorou,. h in-
vesti, ation. In his opinion the whole responsibility rests with Dr. Tolmie, the
milk inspector, but he admits that the stipend paid is absurdly low, and that Dr.
Tolmie has 40,000 other things to attend
to. Thus at the present moment the
health of the citizens, and particularly
that of their children, is being jeopardised
by the niggardliness of the Council. In
the Mayor's opinion, there should be an
appointee from the council, whose sole
duty should be the inspection of milk and
all other food supplies, with special reference to meat. This official should be
paid a salary which would ensure his being able to f.ive his undivided attention
to this particular kind of work, without
havin,, recourse to other occupations.
A year ago she knelt beside me where
The altar stood 'mid lily-fragrant air,
An orange-blossom wreath her lovely hair
And brow adorning.
The organ's diapason pealed anon ;
For me the sun with triple brightness shone ;
All Nature seemed to wear a smile upon
Our wedding morning.
Since then but twelve short blissful months have j
And now—I reign not in her heart alone ;
Strange though it seem, I'm bound to freely own '
She loves another.
Such perfidy, I know, shhould make me sad,
Instead of which I'm really more than glud—
Because I am my rival's doting dad,
And she his mother I
He Cashed the Cheque.
A yellow dog has no prejudice on account of color.
Here's a Good Toast.
The followin.. toast was given by Col.
Dick Plunkett, the brawny Western
plainsman and ex-United States marshal,
at a banquet in New York a few years afco:
Here's to the happiest hours of my life,
Spent in the arms of another man's wife—
My mother.
Not long ago, Mr. Russell Sage, the
multi-millionaire, cashed a cheque for
four cents, and as he did so it is said that
he remarked: "It was just like finding
money; just like picking it up from the
sidewalk." The cheque came in a letter.
It was from a theatrical firm, calling his
attention to their new play then running
at a theatre, and enclosing this cheque to
pay for the time used in reading the letter.!
This was the note (says The Daily Mail):)
"Assuming that your income is $15,000
a year, and that you appreciate the faclJ
that time is money, we enclose cheque for]
four cents in payment of two minutes ol
your time at that rate, to be employed in
carefully reading a brief and honest state]
ment of the novel, applause-winning featj
urcs in our new musical farce." Such
letters were sent to many wealthy New
Yorkers, but it is said that Mr. Sage was]
the only one who cashed the cheque. THE WErXK, SATURDAY, APRIL 14, *9°6-
How the People Are Humbugged  by the
Methods of  Certain Stores.
Our cousins across the border are nothing if not thorough. Not content with
cleaning the Augean stable in connection
with insurance, beef trusts and patent
medicine swindles, they are now turning
their attention to dishonest departmental
store trading.
We in Canada have learned some valuable lessons from our neighbors' self-abasement, and examinations in connection
with the three first evils mentioned; perhaps it would be wise of we studied the
expose in connection with the latter also,
as possibly some of the microbes of dishonesty have wafted across the borderline.
The evils of departmental store trading
can be divided into three classes : Firstly
as against their smaller competitors, secondly as against the public, and thirdly as
against their employees.
So far as their smaller competitors are
concerned, the public across the border
have very rightly not bothered their heads
much, holding that the smaller tradesmen
should look after their own interests; the
evil complained of is simply a deliberate
underselling and driving the smaller
store keeper out of business, a procedure
which was invented and exploited by the
trusts. The departmental stores are
merely copyists; there is no doubt this deliberate method of killing an opponent's
business must cause great trouble in a
number of isolated cases, but it does not
touch the great mass of the public in the
same manner as the second class of evils.
This class is so blatant and apparent that
it is difficult to comprehend how the public
can be so easily gulled and misled. It consists in sheer trickery and dishonesty in
connection with descriptions of goods
when advertised to the public and when
displayed in the store windows and in
other parts of the store. It might with
truth be entitled the "imagination price
The basis on which departmental stores
generally appeal to the public in their advertisements is on the question of price.
They endeavor to make one believe that
they sell at considerable lower prices than
their competitors; they prove this by advertising apparent reductions in almost
every line of goods sold. Needless to say,
in nine cases out of ten these reductions are
imaginary and are created simply by a
previous over-valuation when pricing the
goods. The way this is arranged is simple
in the extreme. Ou the arrival of spring,
summer and fall goods, long advertisements are handed out to the Press, descriptive of the goods and carrying inflated prices. Tho object in publishing
them is to create the belief in the public
that the articles are really worth the prices
mentioned and to get room for cutting
later on.
No sooner has the manager of the departmental store got the prices well before the public than the cutting operation
commences. Sundry reasons aro alleged
for this; they are overstocked, or they have
bought other goods at a big discount for
cash and have got to make room. A ready-
witted man can easily invent scores of reasons for whittling down valuations which
are purely imaginary. Very occasionally
a real bargain is offered. Some staple line
is taken, the price of which is well known,
and a material reduction is made. In
these cases the departmental store loses
money, but the object is attained, to hoodwink the public into believing that similar
reductions are made on all so-called bargains, whereas it is a well-ascertained fact
that tho real bargains do not average more
than 1 per cent of the total offered, the
rest being imagination pure and simple.
Turning to deceit and dishonesty in displaying goods, the favorite modus operandi is to fill a window with a well-known
article of general utility, take for instance
boots or shoes. In the centre will be piled
a conglomeration of different makes of
shoes, on which will be placed a card stating that they are reduced to, say, $1.50,
their former values being somewhere about
S4.50.or $5.00. Around the back of this
pile will be placed a display of very fine
samples of boots and shoes. The public
imagine these decoy boots at the back are
to be sold, whereas the card carrying the
cheap price merely refers to the pile in the
centre of the window, and not to the fashionable footwear at the back. Needless to
say the reduction in value suggested by
the card is pure imagination, the value being fixed in an arbitrary manner, and having no relative bearing on the true value,
which is generally the $1.50 at which the
shoes are sold. Ninety-nine per cent of the
so-called bargains in departmental stores
are not bargains at all—the goods are worth
worth just what they are sold for, and no
The third class of evils exposed are
those against their own employees. They
are numerous, but the most hideous is the
extraordinary low standard of wage paid
to their female assistants, a rate of wage
on which it is impossible for them to live
decently, with a result which is too well
known to need emphasizing in these columns.
One of the most astonishing facts in
connection with the disclosures we have
been commenting on is this : Quite a number of the owners of departmental stores
are without doubt sanctimonious humbugs and hypocrites; more frequently than
not they are strong supporters of some
local church, and generous donors to the
Sunday offertory and other charitable
Perhaps the reason for this latter generosity is due to the jact that, although
they can deceive the public, they cannot
deceive themselves, and in their inmost
hearts they realize the necessity to take out
fire insurance policies for the hereafter.
The Week, however, doubts if these policies are incontestable.
NOTICE is hereby given that there will be offered for sale at public auction, at the office of the
Government Agent at Port Simpson, on Tuesday,
the 1st day of May, 1900, at 11 o'clock ni the forenoon, the following lots in Kitsilas Townsite, situated on the Skeena River, at the foot of Kitsilas
Lots 1 to G, inclusive, in Block 2.
Lots 1 to 12, inclusive, in Block 3.
Lots 1 to 10, inclusive, in Block 4.
Lots 1 to 10, inclusive, in Block 5.
Lots 1 to 12, inclusive, in Block 6.
Said lots will be offered for sale subject to reserve bids.
Terms—One-third cash, one-third in three
months, and the balance in six months, with interest at (i per cent, per annum on deferred payments.   Crown grant fee, $10.
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1 Short Story  *
(By Bart Kennedy.)
In the last issue of The Week was published a
striking story, by Bart Kennedy, entitled, "The
Vampire." Although not a pleasant theme, it
dealt with one of the elemental problems of human life. On that account, and also because the
issue, like that of Stockton's famous "The Lady
or the Tiger," was left in doubt, The Week staff
were asked to contribute a probable sequel from
their individual standpoint. Babette, our brilliant lady contributor, whose weekly letters are
read with so much interest, suggests "Salvation." The Lounger, who thinks he is a mun of
the world, sees no way out of it but "Suicide."
The Editor, whose more mature experience has
taught him that it is always "the woman who
pays," finds a solution in "Sacrifice." The
Week will be glad to publish any suggestions
from our readers.
(By Babette.)
He walked quickly over the moonlit
pavements that seemed to stretch out in
endless squares before his downcast eyes;
on, on, never once looking up until he
stopped at the door of her luxurious home.
There he was suddenly seized with an in-
discribable feeling of fear, mingled with
a strange sensation of delight—a feeling
that had never possessed him before, and
one which seemed to say that he was about
to battle with a will even stronger than his
own. Was it not strange that she, above
all the others, had sent him away ? And
what was the meaning of this new feeling
that held his very soul spellbound ? After
all could it be that his magic power had at
last deserted him ? Was he really evoking
this woman's first love ? True, she was a
widow, and there was a child ; but she
often told him how unhappy her married
life had been. That mattered but little
now ; did she not move him as no other
woman had ? Again that wild, delicious
sensation of fear and ecstasy. Could it
mean that in some indefinable way he
feared her ? Could it mean that she really
did possess an influence over him, a power
to save him from himself, to cure him of
this hideous mania that demanded the
sacrifice of so many pure souls ?
In feverish haste he mounted the stone
steps, his whole being inflamed with the
desire to be near her, to hear her voice
again, and to know his fate. But what
was that standing before him in the wan
moonlight ? He rubbed his eyes. Was it.
a ghost, that white figure, silhouetted
against the dark doorway ? He knew its
outlines, the graceful poise of the head,
with slightly raised chin. My God ! Was
he going mad ? Surely she moved ; she
was coming towards him ; he heard her
voice. Yes, and the night was suddenly
filled with music, and the horrible hallucinations, thc hideous phantoms of the
past hour, faded away in the brightness and
joy in her presence.
To and fro, together, in thc cool moonlight they paced on the stone balcony, far
into the night. And the things they said
to each other shall never be written, for
nothing was heard, save the echo of their
restless footsteps and the murmur of their
voices—the woman's now slightly raised
as if in gentle reproach, then modulated
to soft, pleading tones ; then ever and
anon came the deep, persuasive accents
of the passionate man, gradually becoming more and more subdued, till at last
all was still and the soft figure glided quietly through the doorway, leaving the man,
alone, in the night.
Kill himself ? Not he. He had seen
her, and now he had everything in life
worth living for—the love of thc woman
he loved. She alone was his life ; all other
women would hereafter be as the shadows
at dawn, which quickly fade away. Moved
him ? Had she not stirred the very
depths of his soul, and called forth all that
was good and noble in his whole being ?
A voice kept repeating over and over
again something he had heard long ago,
perhaps in his boyhood days : "And the
heel of thc woman shall crush the serpent's
And now he must leave her, and in a
year from tonight come back, bringing
with him that year's record. It would be
a clean page from the book of his life. A
year to wait,! Ah, he would wait many
years for such a woman, now he knew
what it, wns to really love, and that love
with thc memory of her would give him
strength. He knew now how to battle
with, and overcome, any demon, however
fierce. He walked down those steps into
the grey dawn a new man.
Inside the house a tired, white figure
slowly climbed the dark stairway up to a
warm room, where in the dim light a
sleeping baby dreamed. The little one
stirred in his downy crib, and the white
figure gathered the soft bundle of warm
pink and white flesh in her arms, and
pressed it close to her heart. Then the
tears fell softly over his curls, as the weary
head lay back on the pillows, and sleep
and rest came to a tired soul and body that
had known no repose for nights. The
dawn melted into day, and the glorious
Easter sun flooded the earth, awakening
sleeping buds into blossom, and drawing
forth delicious fragrance from the trees.
Everywhere was there joy of life, and
promise of great things, for had not the
dark night of doubt and fear passed ?
The story goes that a year has rolled
by, and another Easter sun gilds the
Orient. Two lone figures, on a stone balcony, are watching its triumphal progress
over the mountain tops—"and there was
no more night."
(By The Lounger.)
He hid his face in his hands and when,
as the last echoes of the tolling bell died
away, he raised it again, a new look had
sprung into his eyes. Passion had been
supplanted by a great calm, uncertainty
by a steadfact determination. During the
brief moments which had elapsed since
the bell had begun to ring out its solemn
notes into the still evening air, his course
of action had been resolved. He rose
steadily, and walked to his writing desk,
where he sat down and wrote for two hours
without a stop; then with a smile he went
to the buffet, and, pouring himself out a
glass of wine, drank to her memory, then,
hurling the glass into the hearth, left the
room. In all things he had accustomed
himself to study the classic pose, and now
that the end was near, he shrank from the
vulgar crudity of the bullet or the poison
phial. Death should be his, but a death
which would appeal to his refined and artistic feelings. He was not likely to be
disturbed; his valet had asked for, and
obtained, permission to absent himself
till noon next day, and the house was left
in solitude. On reaching his bedroom he
leisurely undressed, and taking a copy of
Plato's "Phiedo," went to the bathroom,
after first selecting a lancet from a case of
surgical instruments. This was the finale
he had planned. As a Roman of old, he
would bleed to death, while lying in a hot
bath, and thus painlessly pass from the one
world of life and activity into the other, of
which he knew nothing. Having filled the
bath, he lighted a cigarette, and then opened a vein in his arm, and prepared himself
for death. Soon he was lying in a crimson
lake, and just as he reached the account
of the passing of Socrates, the black mist
surged before his eyes, and he lost consciousness.
When he awoke, he was drowsily conscious that he was on his own bed, and that
Gilbert, his valet, was bending over him,
while in another part of the room the family doctor was compounding some drau6ht.
And then it all came back to him. He had
failed, his sacrifice had been refused, and
the conflict was again before him. He
learned afterwards that Gilbert had returned in the small hours of the morning,
and had heard a groan proceeding from
the bath-room, where he found his master
in a dead faint—prompt help had saved
the undersired life.
The Vampire groaned in spirit. What
was he to do now ? Both Gilbert and the
doctor could be trusted to say nothing
about what they had found, but how was
his life to be spent 1 How was the problem to be solved ? For three months he
lived a recluse in his house, and all that
the world knew was that he had had a
stroke, and was unable to see visitors.
Then one day he disappeared. Only Gilbert and his lawyers knew where he had
gone, and they said nothing.
She, the woman, had soon forgotten
him, and had married a rich man, who
could satisfy her every demand; that in
her mind was sufficient excuse for his
otherwise unpardonable vulgarity in having made his money in pork. While tour-
ing through the Mediterranean they landed
at Sorrento, and drove over to the famous
monastery of El Dcserto, situated in the
heart of thc open country. Here, while
admiring the view from the roof, her attention was attracted by a monk working
in the garden. She gazed at him curiously,
and a slight color rose to her cheek. He
raised his head and looked at her, but she
turned away, and her companion heard
her mutter under her breath, "Good heavens, 1 believe 1 almost liked that man
(By the Editor.)
Everything in the room breathed luxury
and refinement. The decorations glowed
with the warmth of Oriental coloring and
design. The panels were embellished with
rare tapestry, illustrating scenes from
Persian romance and fable. The ceiling
was frescoed with allegorical pictures,
which told in chaste poetic imagery the
story of the loves of the gods. The portieres, concealing a doorway at either
end of the room, were of the deep purple
shade of the veil of Taanit. Divans, piles
of cushions and a solid ebony table were
the only furnishings. A rose-colored lamp
swung in the centre, and a fire burned low
in the open fire-place. Outside, darkness
—the late coming darkness of a midsummer night—was settling over the trees and
sward of Kensington Park.
Clad in a loose white robe of richest
fabric, a queenly woman paced the floor;
her footfalls made no sound on the thick
rugs with which it was covered. Her beautiful face, classic and pale, was overcast
with a tremulous shadow that caused the
lips to quiver and the eyes to look troubled.
Her luxuriant hair hung loosely, and was
held in place by a single knot, below which
it streamed to her waist. The elegance
of the profile, the dignity and grace of the
carriage, the glow which, unbidden, warmed, and, retreating, left the cheeks paler
than ever—all bespoke a woman not only
of grace and radiant beauty, but of surpassing charm, one of the few who are
born to rule all hearts and to set the pulses
of men tingling with a vision of unattainable delight.
An artist, she had retained, amid the
Bohemianism of the artist's surroundings,
all the freshness and illusion of a lofty nature. Now that fame and wealth had
come, the only concession she made was
to surround herself with those luxuries
which her aesthetic and ardent soul craved.
Men had ever been at her feet. Rank,
title and genius had sued in vain. She had
been interested once of twice, but there
was only one royal road to the possession
of this radiant woman, and none had found
She had sent him away, and the quiver
on her face, the cloud on her brow, the
dull gleam in the depth of her eyes, told
clearer than spoken words the story of the
Vampire and the Artist.
What is that Divine gift bestowed on
pure womanhood that betrays to their
clear vision the secret of innate nobility ?
By what subtle process, or by what instant
intuition do they discern the kernel of
good deeply enmeshed in a thick husk of
evil ? Men denounced him, women warned her against him. She had no illusions
on that score—she knew of his victims.
He had been a constant visitor at her
rooms for months. Oh, he was a perfect
artist in the field he had chosen. With
what exquisite grace, with what inimitable
skill did he play the game. With her there
had not been one false move. Faultless
in bearing, brilliant in conversation, restrained in manner, he had laid siege to
this fairest quarry with the subtlety and
fascination of a Prince Lucio. Day by day
he had watched with the tireless scrutiny
of a connoisseur the effect of his cam-
pai.n. Not for a moment was he deceived by the insouicance of the woman
he gloated over. His practiced eye had
cau.ht the rosy tinse which had more
than once dulled her cheek at his approach, and the mist which had crept into
her eyes when passion had attuned his
voice to its deepest accents.
No woman could resist him, he knew
that—it was only a question of time. And
why should he fail ? What more could a
woman ask than he had to offer ? Neither
passion nor love is a matter of morals.
The contest for possession of a woman is
not between two codes of ethics, but between elemental forces allied to the mystery of sex.
Last night she had sent him away.
Why ? Not because he had failed, but
because he had so nearly succeeded. He
knew that. Every condition had favored
him—a long evening, luxurious surrounding, semi-obscurity, a talk as brilliant as
ever, which roamed over the wide field of
their continental experiences. Then silence
fell; a long pause, during which not a
sound was heard but the settling of the
embers in the grate. She half reclined on
a deep divan, he on an ottoman at'her feet.
Then he unmasked his batteries and pleaded his passion with the fervor of despair.
She knew it had to come, and half leaped,
with a startled air, from the couch, only
to sink back, and bury her face in her
hands. Before she knew it, his arms were
about her, and his burning lips pressed
hers.  Only for an instant ; then with both
hands she motioned him away, and arose.
Her cheeks glowed, her beautiful form
swayed, as she faintly muttered, "Go."
Even in that dim light he could see the
gleaming of her glorious orbs, and knew
too well that the game was won. Without
a moment's hesitation he drew himself together, and with a single word, "Tomorrow," on his lips, left the room.
She had a respite of one day, and she
had used it well. To her aid had come another elemental force, of which the Vampire was ignorant. He knew all there was
to know about the attractions of sex, and
the affinities of soul. He knew not a little
about the mysterious forces which determine mastery and submission. The true
explanation might be scientific, but for
him it'was ethical. Yet there was one
force beyond his ken, one with which he
had not reckoned, and which at to moment when he was counting on suiccss
brought his whole fabric to the ground.
The Vampire knew nothing of sacrifice.
Gratification was the beginning and the
end of his creed. His distorted mentality,
reinforced by his unbounded successes,
had confirmed him in his belief. Now he
was to be undeceived. That restless pacing, that clouded face, those troubled
eyes, denoted not the fierceness of the
struggle which had been raging in the
woman's soul since she sent him away,
but the last lingering fear that her sacrifice
might not avail. It was nothing for a woman who loved to give herself, and she did
love him. To her he was Hyperion, he of
the marble face and classic curls, with the
brow of ice and the heart of fire, with words
that burned and lips that scorched. Oh,
yes, she loved him. Not with the frenzy
of passion, or she would have yielded, but
with the fathomless soul of her.
She knew his passion and the resistless-
ness of its force and fury. She cared little
for the women who had yielded. Her absorbing desire was to save him. But how ?
To give herself would be but to feed passion's flames a little while, until their
fierceness waned ; then the disgust of
satiety, and the "Triompho del Morte."
No, there must be another way. In the
depths of his soul lurked nobility, and it
must be hers to reach it.
Why was the power of sacrifice given
but to be made effective ? It could not
fail. Its sublimity and its devotion rendered it at once sacred and sufficient. To
save his soul she had only to sacrifice her
body, then her soul would await reunion
with his, where all that was base in his nature had vanished. If she halted at this
sacrifice, he would go on in his career of
unholy conquest, damning his own soul
ever deeper and deeper. Satiety would
not check him, repulse would only whet
his appetite; but the cyclonic revolution
which would be wrought in him as he contemplated the offering she was about to
make would liberate his true spirit, and
forever exorcise the demon which had
cursed his life.
Her resolve was taken, and, flinging
herself on the divan, with all the entrancing beauty of her lovely form but half-
hidden by her drapery, and her mobile
face in its aureole of burnished gold nestling in the pillows, she waited.
Two hours sped, then noiselessly the
door opened, and the heavy curtains were
pushed aside. The Vampire stood on the
threshhold, his face deathly white, his
eyes aflame. Hastily glancing round the
room, his glance fell on that immaculate
form. Three strides brought him to her
side ; then he saw that she slept. He
paused a moment. Would it be sacrilege—
the atmosphere of the room seemed to suggest it ? The fire had burned out, and the
air was chilly. Leaning over, he noted in
the obscure light the ineffable serenity
of her lovely face, the chaste modeling of
her throat and neck, the sensuous warmth
of her heavy hair. He leaned closer,
touched her hand, and with a yell half of
dismay and half of despair, sprang to his
feet. Her hand was cold and rigid. He
touched her cheek ; it was marble. He
laid his hand on her heart; it was still.
A shudder passed through his frame ; he
fell on his knees, and, burying his face in
the draperies, sobbed like a child
No word passed his lips, but when in the
gray of the early morning he rose with ashy
face and dazed'eyes, and staggered across
the room, out into the world, he clutched
a fragment of paper, on which were scribbled the words, "There was no other way."
And then he understood.
The Vampire had lived the life of a sensualist,
and ruined many women, when he met with the
heroine of this story, who repulsed and sent him
away. He then resolved on death or possession,
and the problem of his decision was left unsolved.
The Comedy Sensation of the Metropolitan Season.
The Kirk La Shelle Production
The Heir to the Hoorah
By Paul Armstrong
Guy Bates Post
and a Notable Oast from the Hudson
Theatre, New York.
Box office opens 10 a.m. Friday April
1.1th. Mail orders accompanied by
cheque will receive their usual attention.
Prices, $1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c.
The Exquisite Comedy-Drama   '"'
The title role for which was played with success
by Richard Mansfield.
Creston Clarke
and a Well Balanced Company.
Prices, $1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c.
Clyde Fitch's enormously successful play
"The Woman in the Case"
America's Greatest   Emotional Actress
Fresh from her triumphs in the great tragedy
roles of Salambo and Maslovna.
The engagement of the season.
Jean Gerardy
The World's Greatest 'Cellist.
Assisted by
Andre Benoist
Th« Eminent French Pianist
Anne Beatrice Sheldon
Prices: $2.00, $1.50, $1.00, 75c
Box plan open to subscribers April 14,
to non-subscribing public April 10.
Week of April 16,1906.
M«n»g.mtnt of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Evenings—Lower Floor, mj Balcony, 15c.
Matinees-isc Any Part of the House.
Doors open 3.30 anl 7; Performances 3 and
Lnce and Luce
Refined Musicians.
The Rizleys
Paemicr Foot Postures
Prank Valois
Ida Howell
Comedienne and Soubrette
Frank Smith
Illustrated Song
How to Take Exercise.
Dancing on the village green is one of
the most healthy of exercises, said Dr. J. 1
E. Squire, speaking at a meeting of the
National Health Society on Monday on
"Personal Hygiene." Dancing in over- .
heated rooms at a late hour of night, however, is, he added, far from healthy, however pleasant it may be.
Gymnastic exercise should be taken in ,
well-ventilated rooms, or. better still, in
the open air.  People engaged in sedentary I
work during the week often overdid them. {
selves, with exercise in the week-end. Th
contrast was too great. THE.WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1906.
The London Referee thus criticizes the
methods of Creatore, the eccentric muiscal
conductor, who is not unknown to Victoria
audiences : "The world is full of monuments of misdirected energy, of elaborate
edifices built on the sands of want of
thought, but I doubt if there is at the present moment a more lively example than
Signor Creatore when conducting his wind
band. . If a rubato can be obtained by a
move of a baton, why assume the attitude
of a supplicating Greek god—and in a
eutaway coat ? If the first clarinets can
be made to play softly by a single motion,
why rush to them with palms raised as
though in anticipation of a nameless horror ? If crescendoes can be secured with
little bodily" movement, why go through a
series of gestures suggestive of a man having inadvertably upset a beehive ? Making all allowance for Italian passion, animated by American exaggeration, Signor
Creatore's genuflexions, gyrations and precipitations of body and limbs were so greatly in excess of requirements that frequently the performances at Queen's Hall during
the week were suggestive of an exhibition
of gesture accompanied by music. The display of misdirected energy was the more
annoying, because the rendering of many
pieces showed that Signor Creatore has a
musical soul. For the most part, emphasis and accent were exaggerated, but
there was life in the playing, and pprecia-
tion of tone color and perception of the
requirements of the music, and, moreover,
the instrumentalists were so capable that
an ordinary musician could perceive that
little gesture war sequired. How is it that
Signor Creatore has failed to realize that
any unnecessary movements on the part
of a conductor distract attention from the
musical effect, and that the master of his
craft is unobtrusive in his methods ?
NOTICE is hereby given that a
meeting of the shareholders of the
Victoria Chemical Company, Limited Liability, will be held on the
fourth day of May, 1906, at the hour
of four o'clock in the afternoon, at
the office of the Company, at their
Works, Outer Wharf, Victoria, B.C.,
for the purpose of considering, and,
if deemed advisable, of passing the
following resolution, viz.: Re-
solved, That the capital of the
Company be, and the same is hereby
increaced from $100,000.00 to
$250,000.00, by the issue of 3,000
new shares of $50.00 each, ranking
for dividend and in all other respects, as the directors may determine.
J. W. Fisher, Director.
F. Moore, Director.
John A. Hall, Director.
Dated the 24th March, 1906.
"Companies Act, 1897.'
Province ot British Columbia.
No. 337.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that "The Colonial Assurance Company" is authorised and licensed to
carry on business within the Province of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effect all or any of
the objects of the Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends. .    .
The head office of the Company is situate at the
City of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba.
The amount of the capital of the Company is
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, divided
into two thousand five hundred shares of one hundred dollars each. . - .
The head office of the Company in this Province
is situate at Victoria, and Albert E. McPhillips,
Barrister-at-Law, whose address is Victoria, is
the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of omce at Victoria Province of British Columbia, this 15th day
of March, one thousand nine hundred and six.
(ls.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company has been
established and licensed are:—
To make and effect contracts of insurance or reinsurance with any person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, against any loss or damage by
fire, lightning, tornado, cyclone, hurricane, or
hail storm on any houses, stores or other build-
bpa whatsoever, and on any goods, chattels or
personal property whatsoever; and also to make
and effect contracts of insurance and re-insurance with any person or persons, body politio or
corporate, against loss or damage of or to ships,
boats, vessels, steamboats or other craft or
against any loss or damage of or to the cargoes or
property conveyed in or upon such ships, boats,
vessels, steamboats or other craft, and the freight
due or to grow due in respect thereof, or on any
timber or other property of any description, oon-
veyed in any manner upon all or any of such
ships, boats, vessels, steamboats or other craft,
or on any railway or stored in any warehouse or
railway station, and generally to do all. matters
and things related to or connected with marine
' insurance or re-insurance; and also to make uud
effect contracts of insurance and re-insurance
thereof, with any person or persons, body politic
or corporate against loss or damage by death,
' disease or accident to horses, cattle and all kinds
i of live stock; and to cause themselves to be reinsured against any loss or risk they may have
incurred in the course of their business, and gen-
I •rally to do and perform all other necessary matters and things connected with and proper to
promote those objects. mh22
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 33, Township 8, Range 5, Coast Distnot,
| Bulkley Valley.    M  H, WALKERi Locator,
I Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906.       mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase Section 26, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Seotion 2, Township 7, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
A. O. WALKER, Locator.
Vanoouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given'that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands ana Works for permission to purchase
Section 4, Township 9, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the south half of Section 8, and the south half of
Section 7, in Township 9, Coast Range 5, Bulkley
Valley, B.C., said to contain 640 acres, more or
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap5
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
1 intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the southeast quarter of Section 23, Township 8,
Range 6, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, containing 160 acres, more or less.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap5
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works, Victoria, B.C., for permission to purchase the southwest quarter of Section
23, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District, Bulk-
ley Valley, containing 160 acres, more or less.
J. W. EVANS, Locator.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap6
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase the
Bouth half of Section 32, the northwest quarter of
Section 32 and the southeast quarter of Section
31, Township 4, Range 5, Coast District, Bulk-
ley Valley.
Dated March 19th. 1906,
G. L. HARMON, Locator,
mh 29 JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 11, Township 11, Range 5, Coast District.
Bulkley Valley.
Dated March 19th, 1906.
H. C. HARMON, Locator.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands ana Works for permission to purchase
the northwest quarter of Section 23, Township 8,
Range 5, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, contain-
taining 160 acres, more or less.
A. L. NEWSON, Locator.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap5
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works, Victoria, B.C., for permission
to purchase the southeast quarter of Section 13,
in Township 6, Coast Range 5, Bulkley Valley,
B.C., said to contain 160 acres, more or less.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase Section 27, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh92
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works-for permission to purchase
Section 15, in Township 8, Coast Range 5, Bulk-
ley Valley, B.C., said to contain 640 acres, more
or less.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap5
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 22, in Township 8, Coast Range 5, Bulk-
ley Valley, B.C., said to contain 640 acres, more
or less
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap5
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 341.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that "The Ocean Acci
dent and Guarantee Corporation, Limited," ii
authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry
out or effect all or any of the objects of the Company to which the legislative authority of the
Legislature of British Colombia extends.
The head office of the Company is situate at
London, England.
The amount of the capital of the Company is
£1,000,000, divided into 200,000 shares of £5
The head office of the Company in this Province is situate at Vancouver( and Robert Ward
and Company, Limited Liability, whose address
is Vancouver, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 29th day
of March, one thousand nine hundred and six.
(l.8.) t        S. Y. WOOTTON,
t Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company has been
established and licensed are:—
The granting, either in the United Kingdom or
abroad, of policies or other instruments of assurance against or assuring compensation or payment in case of death or injury to health or limb
by railway, coach or carriage accident, shipwreck
or other perils of the land or sea, or any other accident or misadventure or violence during any
journey or voyage by land or water, or during any
other limited or specified period. And the doing
all such things as are incidental or conducive to
the attainment of the above objects:
The granting, in the United Kingdom or abroad,
of policies or other instruments of assurance of
any kind (excepting such policies of assurance
upon the life or lives of any person or persons as
are intended to be comprised in the Act of 33 and
34 Vict., cap. 61, which is commonly known as
"The Life Assurance Companies' Act, 1870"), and
the doing of all such things as are or may be incident or conducive to the attainment of the above
The granting, either by themselves or through
the agency or medium of any Company or perse n,
in the United Kingdom or abroad, of policies,
tickets, or other instruments of insurance, assurance, guarantee, and indemnification of any kind
(excepting such policies of assurance upon the
life or lives of any person or persons as are intended to be comprised in the Act of 33 and 34,
Vict., cap. 61, which is commonly known as "The
Life Assurance Companies' Act, 1870"), And the
doing of all such things as are or may be incident
or conductive to the attainment of the above objects:
To make any deposits and give any securities
required by any law in force in the United States
of America, or in any other country, colony or
settlement, to enable the Company to carry on
business there:
To promote and procure the incorporation of
any company or companies in the United States
of America, or in any other country, colony or
settlement, formed for the purpose of carrying on
any business which this Company is authorised
to carry on, and to subscribe for, hold, and guarantee all or any of the shares and securities of any
such company, and to deal with and dispose of
such shares and securities iu sush manner as the
directors think fit, and to employ any such company as the agents of this Company:
(a.) To undertake and execute trusts, administrations, agencies and receiverships, and any
other offices or employments of trust or confidence, either in the name of the Company or by
any of its officers, or other person or persons nominated in this behalf by the Company, and to indemnify any such officers or persons as aforesaid,
and to carrV on in the United Kingdom or any
Colony or Dependency thereof, the Empire of
India, the United States of America, or in any
foreign countries, any other business which may
conveniently or advantageously be combined with
the business of the Company as described in the
original Memorandum of Association scheduled
to the "Ocean Accident and Guarantee Company,
Limited, Act, 1890," as extended by Order of
Court, dated the 8th day of July, 1893:
(b.) In particular, to guarantee the payment
of money secured by or payable under debenture
bonds or stock, contraots, mortgages, charges, obligations or securities of any Company, or of any
authority, supreme, municipal, local or otherwise,
or of any persons whomsoever, whether corporate
or unincorporate:
(c.) To guarantee the title to or quiet enjoyment of property, whether absolutely, or subject
to any qualifications or conditions, and to guarantee persons interested or about to become interested in any property against loss, and against
actions, proceedings, claims or demands in respect of any imperfections or insufficiency or deficiency of title or value, or in respect of any incumbrances, burdens or outstanding rights:
(d.) To contract with leaseholders, borrowers,
lenders, persons whose fidelity is or is intended to
be guaranteed and others for the establishment,
provision and payment of sinking funds, redemption funds, depreciation funds, endowment funds,
and any other special funds, and that either in
consideration of a lump sum, or of an annual premium or otherwise, on such terms and conditions
as may be arranged:
(e.) To furnish, provide or guarantee deposits,
and, guarantee funds required in relation to any
contract, concession, decree, enactment, property
or privilege, and the carrying out of the same, or
in relation to any tender or application for the
(f.) To appoint and form agencies by means of
Local Boards of Directors, or otherwise in any
city, town, or place in the United Kingdom or any
Colony or Dependency, thereof the Empire of India, the United States of America, or in any foreign countries, for the purpose of enabling the
Company to carry on any of its business at home
or abroad, and to discontinue and reconstitute
any such agencies:
(g.) To purchase, take on lease, or otherwise
acquire any undertakings, business, goodwill, assets or properties real or personal, whether belonging to incorporated bodies or otherwise in the
United Kingdom or such other places or countries
as above mentioned, which may be considered
conducive to the more efficient or economical
carrying on of any of the businesses or objects of
the Company, or which may conveniently or advantageously be combined therewith, or any
shares or interests therein, and as a term of such
acquisition, to undertake, endorse or guarantee
all or any of the liabilities or policies or other obligations of any Company or person in regard to
any businesses or other property so acquired:
(h.) To pay for the acquisition of any business
or other property which the Company is authorised to acquire, either in cash or in bonds, debentures or shures, to be treated as either wholly or
in part paid up, or partly in cash and partly in
bonds, debentures, or such shares as aforesaid,
or in such other manner as the Company may
deem expedient:
(i.) To apply for and obtain such statutes, laws
or authorities in the United Kingdom, the Colonies or Dependencies thereof, the Empire of India,
or from any foreign Government or State as may
be deemed requisite for promoting the objects of
the Company, or for securing its rights, or giving
it a legal position, or for limiting the liability of
the shareholders elsewhere than in the United
(j.) To add to, extend and improve, and to
manage, develop, sell and dispose of, or to let on
lease or otherwise turn to account any of the lands
or other property of the Company:
(k.) To sell or otherwise dispose of the undertaking and goodwill of the business, and the assets and property of the Company or any part
thereof or interest therein, to any other company
or persons, or to amalgamate such undertaking or
or business with that of any other company, and
to promote any company or companies for the
Eurpose of acquiring all or any of the undertaking,
usinesses, assets, or property of this Company, or
for any other purpose which may appear to be calculated to benefit this Company:
(1.) To borrow or raise money, and for such
purpose to mortgage or charge the undertaking,
or all or any part of the property of the Company,
and to make, draw, accept, endorse, execute and
issue on behalf of the Company, bills of exchange,
promissory notes, and other negotiable instruments;
(m.) To re-issue or otherwise provide for all oi
any risks of the Company, and to effect counter-
(n.) To do all things which may appear to the
Company to be incidental or conaucive to any of
the objects of the Company. ap5
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to tne Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the northeast quarter of Section 23, Township 8,
Range 5, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, containing 160 acres, more or less.
B. S. BROOKS, Locator.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap5
"Companies Act' 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 338.
THIS is to certify that "The Canadian Industrial Company, Limited," is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province
of British Columbia, and to carry out or effect ull
or any of the objects of the Compuny to which tlie
legislative authority of the Legislature of British
Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is situate at
London, England.
The amount of the capital of the Company is
£60,000, divided into 50,000 shares at £1 each.
The head office of the Company in this Province is situate at 11, Bastion Street, Victoria, and
John James Shallcross, merchant, whose address
is the same, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 17th day
of March, one thousand nine hundred and six.
(L.8.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company has been
established and licensed are:—
(1.) To adopt and carry into effect, with or
without modification, two agreements which have
already been prepared, and are respectively numbered 1 and 2, and are both expressed to be made
between Robert Alfred Workman of the one part,
and the Company of the other part, copies whereof
have, for the purpose of identification, been respectively endorsed with the signature of Charles
Maynard Owen, a Solicitor of the Supreme Court:
(2.) To carry on, in the Dominion of Canada or
elsewhere, the trades or businesses of foresters,
lumberers and timber merchants, producers,
manufacturers of and dealers in wood pulp, and
makers of and dealers in paper of all kinds, and
articles made from paper or pulp, and materials
used in the manufacture or treatment of paper,
including cardboard and millboard, and, in connection with these objects, to acquire timber
lands, rights and concessions and water power
rights and privileges, and also to acquire, absolutely, or for any term, estate or interest, lands
and hereditaments, and to acquire or construct
mills, dams, warehouses, piers, wharves, stores,
dwellings and all other kinds of erections or buildings, and to lay out and develop town sites, and to
Bell. lease, dispose of, or otherwise deal with, any
such rights or properties:
(3.) To carry on, in the Province of British Columbia or elsewhere in other parts of the world,
the business of a Power Company, within the
meaning of Part 4 of the "Water Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897," of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, to the same extent as if
the Company had been duly incorporated under
the provisions of Part 4 of the said "Water
Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897," and to acquire
any necessary licences therefor, to pay all such
fees and charges, and execute and do all such
documents and things as may be required to obtain the benefits and advantages conferred on a
power company by the aforesaid Acts:
(4.) To acquire water and water power by records of unrecorded water power, or by the purchase of water records or water privileges for, and
the application of such water and water power to
all or any purposes, and in any manner or method:
(5.) To render water and water power available for use, application and distribution, by
erecting dams, increasing the head of water in
any existing body of water or extending the area
thereof, diverting the waters of any stream, pond
or lake into any other channel or channels, lay-1
ing or erecting any line of flume, pipe or wire,
constructing any raceway, reservoir, aqueduct,
weir, wheel, building or other erection or work
which may be required in connection with improvement or use of water and water power, or by
altering, renewing, extending, improving, repairing or maintaining any such works or any part
(6.) To use water or water power for hydraulic
mining purposes, and for milling, manufacturing,
industrial and mechanical purposes:
(7.) To use water and water power for providing any form of power, or for producing or
generating electricity for purposes of light, neat
or power:
(8.) To construct, operate and maintain electric works, power houses, generating plant and
any other appliances or conveniences useful,
necessary or proper for generating electricity or
electric power, or any other form of developed
power, and for transmitting the same to be used
by the Company or by any other persons or companies contracting with the Company therefor as
a motive power for the operating of motors, machinery or electric works, or to be supplied to
consumers for heating, or as a motive for propelling tramways, or for driving, hauling, lifting,
pumping, fighting, crushing, smelting, drilling,
milling, or for any other operations to which it
may be adopted, or to be used or supplied for or
in connection with any other purposes for which
power may be applied or acquired:
(9.) To place, sink, lay, fit, maintain and repair electric Unes, accumulators, storage batteries, cables, mains, wires, pipes, switches, connections, branches, electric motors, dynamoes,
engines, machines, or other apparatus or devices,
cuts, drains, water-courses, pipes, poles, buildings, and other erections and works; and to erect
and place any electric line, cable, main, wire or
other electric apparatus above or below ground:
(10.) To construct, equip, operate and maintain electric, cable or other tramways, or start
railways for the conveyance of passengers and
(11.) To construct, equip, operate and maintain telegraph and telephone systems and lines:
(12.) To carry on the business of electricians,
mechanical engineers, manufacturers and workers and dealers in electricity, motive power and
light, and any business in which the application
of electricity or any like power, or any power
that can be used as a substitute therefor, is or
may be useful, convenient or ornamental, or any
other business of like nature, and to produce and
accumulate electricity and electric motive power,
or other similar agency, and to supply the same
for the production, transmission or use of any
lighting, heating, motive or other power as may
be thought advisable, and to light Btrcets, public
places, public or private buildings, foundries,
mines, ships, light-houses, railways, tramways,
and other places or things, by means of electricity,
or to enable the same so to be lighted, and generally to carry on the business of suppliers of light,
heat and power, and carriers of passengers and
(13.) To supply compressed air, electricity or
electric power, or any other form of developed
power, to consumers for any purpose to or for
which developed power may be applied or required:
(14.) To acquire, hold, enjoy and exercise, subject to the nrovisisons of the "Water Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897," all the rights, powers, privileges and priorities by Part 4 or otherwise by Baid
Act conferred upon Power Companies, bo far as
the Company may deem the same necessary for
its purposes or any of them:
(15.) To enter into any arrangements with the
Government (Dominion or Provincial) or any
authority, municipal, local or otherwise, that may
seem conducive to the Company's objects or any
of them, and to obtain from any such government
or authority any rights, privileges or concessions
and to acquire from uny concessionaire any subsidies, charters, rights, privileges or concessions
which the Company may think it desirable to obtain, and to carry out, exercise, comply with, and,
if deemed advisable, dispose of any such arrangements, charters, rights, privileges, and concessions:
(16.) To carry on any other business, whether
manufacturing or otherwise, which may seem to
the Company capable of being conveniently carried on in connection with the Company's business or calculated, directly or indirectly, to enhance the value of, or render profitable, any of
thc Company's property or rights:
(17.) To ucquire, construct, maintain, und use
railways, tramways, docks, harbours, powers,
wharves, canals, reservoirs, embankments and
irrigations, reclamation, improvements, sewage,
drainage, sanitary, water, gas, electric light, telephonic, telegraphic, and electrical power supplies, works, warehouses, markets, and all other
works whicli muy be conducive to the interests of
thc Compuny:
(18.) To acquire by purchase or otherwise, any
patents, patent rights, licences, secret processes,
properties or businesses in uny way connected
with the objects of the Company, and to apply for
and obtain patents und patent rights either in the
United Kingdom or abroad, and to sell or grant
licences in respect of any such patents, patent
rights and secret processes, and to manufacture
and sell, or otherwise dispose of, any of thc articles that can be manufactured under any of tho
patents, patent rights, licences or secret processes which may from time to time belong to the
Conipuny. Generally to purchuse, take on lease
or in exchange, hire, or otherwise ucquire uny real
or personal property, and any rights, privileges
or property which the Company may think necessary or convenient for the purposes of its business:
(19.) To sell, exchange, lease, mortgage or
otherwise deal with lands, rights, or other property
or effects of the Company, or any part thereof,
of uny kind or nuture whatsoever, or the undertaking of thc Company, or any purt thereof, cither
to individual persons or companies, with power to
accept shares or debentures in other companies,
and (in the case of shares) cither wholly or partly
Enid up, as consideration for thc above, and to
old, sell, or otherwise dispose of such debentures
and shares as may be deemed most expedient,
and to guarantee the repayment thereof or tlie
payment of interest thereon; to promote, or assist in promoting, any compuny or companies,
joint stock companies or socictes nnonymes, for
the purpose of taking over, acquiring or working
any property and liabilities of thc Company, or
for any other purposes which may seem directly
or indirectly calculated to benefit tho Company,
and either in the United Kingdom or abroad; to
take, or otherwise acquire and hold, sell or otherwise dispose of shares in any other compuny having objects altogether or in purt similar to those
of this Company, or carrying on any business
capable of being conducted so as to directly or indirectly to benefit this Company:
(20.) To give to any class or section of the persons having dealings with the Company any
rights over or in relation to any fund or funds, or
any part thereof, or the right to participate in the
profits of the Company, or in the profits of any
particular branch or part of its business, or any
other special privileges, adyantages or benefits:
(21.) To purchase, or otherwise acquire and
undertake, the whole or any part of the business,
property, liabilities and undertaking of any person, corporation or company carrying on or entitled to carry on any business which this Company
pany is authorised to carry on, or which can be
carried on so as to directly or indirectly benefit
this Company, or possessen of property suitable
for the purposes of this Company:
(22.) To borrow, raise or secure money (with
or without powers of Bale or other special conditions) by a charge on or deposit cf any part of the
Company's property of any kind soever; to draw*
make, accept, endorse, issue, execute and die-
count promissory notes, bills of exchange, bills of
lading, warrants and other negotiable instruments; and to borrow and raise money on or by
bonds or debentures (charged upon all or any
part of the Company's property, both present and
future, including its uncalled capital), or acceptances, endorsements or promissory notes of the
Company, and other negotiable instruments:
(23.) To lend, invest the moneys of the Company not immediately required; and to make advances upon such securities, stocks and shares
and other property of all kinds, and in such manner as may from time to time be determined, but
in no case by a purehase of the shares of the Company:
(24.) To lend money to any company or persons having dealings with this Company, or
carrying on any business capable of being eon-
ducted so as to directly or indirectly to benefit
this Company, and to guarantee the performance
of any contracts by any such person or company;
(25.) To establish or aid in the establishment,
and in the support of any associations for the bene-
benefit of persons employed by the Company; to
obtain any Act of Parliament for enabling" the
Company to carry any of its objects into effect,
or for effecting any modification of the Company's
constitution, or for any other purpose calculated
directly or indirectly to affect the Company's interest:
(26.) To register the Company abroad, and to
take such other steps as may be necessary to give
the Company, so far ar it may be, the same right*
and privileges abroad as are possessed by foreign
companies or partnerships of a like character;
(27.) To form, constitute or register abroad
any company or societe anonyme, in which the
liability of the members shall be limited to the
amount of their stocks or shares, and to transfer
to or vest in, or to cause to be transferred to or
vested in, sueh companies or company, in trust
for or on behalf of the Company, the Company's
rights and privileges, and other prroperty and
effects, or any part thereof, and to take all steps '
requisite to render such transfer or vesting valid
and effectual:
(28.) To amalgamate with any person or persons, or any company established for objects altogether or in part similar to the objects of the
Company, or otherwise, and for such consideration, either in shares of debentures of another
company, or cash, as the Company may think fit;
to take or otherwise acquire and hold share sin
in any other company having objects altogether
or in part similar to those ol this Company, or
carrying on any business capable of being conducted so as to directly or indirectly benefit this
(29.) To distribute the proceeds of the sale of
the property of the Company, or any part thereof.
among the members, whether the same be paid
for wholly or partly in shares, debentures or other
securities, or in cash, provided that no distribution, amounting to a reduction of capital, be made
without the sanction of the Court, if necessary;
to distribute any of the property of the Company
among the members in specie:
(30.) To remunerate any person or company
for services rendered, or to be rendered, in placing
or assisting to place, or guasanteeing the placing,
of any of tlie shares of the Company's capital, or
any debentures or other securities of the Compuny, or in or about the formation or promotion
of the Company, or the conduct of its business:
(31.) To do all or any of the above things,
either as principal or agent, and either in the United Kingdom or abroad:
(32.) To do all such things as are incidental or
conducive to the attainment of the above objects
or any of them. mh22
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date the Canadian Industrial Co., Ltd., intends
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a lease of the following desoribed foreshore lands:
Commencing at a post at the northwest corner
of Lot 450, New Westminster District, thenoe
southeasterly along high water mark to the southwest corner post of said lot, and extending westwards to deep water, at right angles to a line
drawn between said posts.
March 28th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given thnt 60 days from date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands nud Works for permission to purchase
the following laud: Comruuncing ut a post marked "J. L.'s N. W. Cor. Post," being situated on
the left bunk of Skeena River, 20 chains above
its junction with Lnkelse River, thence east 20
chuins, thence south 20 chains (more or less) to
Lakctse River, thence west 20 chains to the
Skeena, thence north 20 chains along the Skeena
to thc point of beginning, containing 40 acres
(more or less).
JNO. LITTLE, Locator.
Little Canyon, Skeena River, B. C, March 19th,
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
dute I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchare the following described lands, situated
in Skeena District: Commencing at a post planted
on the north boundary of the new Kitzequla Indian Reserve, on tho right bank of the Skeena
River, and marked "A.H., S.E. corner"; thenoe
80 chains west, thence 40 chains north, thenos
80 chains cost, thence following the right bank
of the Skeena river to point of commencement,
and containing 320 acres more or less.
Hazelton, December 8th, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to upply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described lund, situated
in the Skeena District: Commencing at a post
planted on tho cast boundary of the old Kitae-
qulu Indian Reserve, on the left bank of the
Skeenu river, and marked "S.J.P., N.W. corner";
thence south 80 chains, along the Indian Reserve
lino, thence cast 80 chains, thence north 80
chuins, thence west SO chuins to place of commencement, and containing MO acres more or less*
Hazelton, December Sth, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
late I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
tlie following described land, situated on Observatory Inlet: Commencing at a post planted at the
Northeast corner of Lot 308, Group 1, marked
"W. K. F.-s S. W. Cor."; thence north 20 chains,
thence cast 20 chains, thence south 20 chains,
thenoe west to shore line, und along shore line to
point of commencement, containing 40 acres,
more or leBs.
Staked 3rd March, 1006.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
dute I intend to apply to tho Chief Commissioner
of Lnnds und Works for permission to purchase
tho following described land, situate near Maple
Hay, on Portland Canal; Commencing at a post
marked "N, 11. M.'s, N. W. Cor."; thence east 20
chuins, thence south 20 chains to the north line
of Lot 490, thence west 20 chains, more or less, to
shore lino of the small bay, north of Maple Point,
thence northerly along shore line to point of
commencement, containing 40 acres, more or less.
Staked March 7th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given thnt 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lauds and Works for permission to purchase Section 14, Township 8, Range 5, Coust District.
Bulkley Valley.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lunds and Works for permission to purchase Section 5, Township 9, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
L. DUBOIS, Locator.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1900. mh20 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 14., 1906.
o|j " " ■  fy
* A Lady's Letter *
i? By  BABETTE. %
Dear Madge,—
'Tis Eastertide, and over the hushed
glory of April twilight comes to me the
sound of a distant church bell ringing, bid
ding the faithful remember that this is a
time of prayer. "Prepare thy heart, for
the glorious day of His resurrection is at
Beside me, as I write, is a jar of budding
Easter lilies, awaiting the mystic moment when Nature shall bid them burst
forth in all their glory, and rejoice with
every living thing in the mystery of the
Resurrection. Such sentiments, no doubt,
seem strange coming from the frivolous
"Babette"; but, think you, that with this
world of blossom around me, the birds
carolling in the warm spring sunshine
above me, and the breezes diffusing delicious earth scents about me, I—even I—
in my poor way, can refrain from giving
voice to those sentiments which naturally
arise in one's heart at this glad season of
the year ?
But apart from all this, the serious
problem of "what we shall put on, and
wherewith we shall be clothed," must be
considered ; therefore, let us discuss the
Easter novelties in dress.
The smartest corselet frocks will keep
themselves; as far as possible, aloof from
the natural temptation afforded by the
style of an "effective contrast." In other
words, the idea is to have the laces and
chiffons, lawns and tissues, forming the
tops, almost in strict conformity with the
coloring of the skirt. Where the lace is of
a different tone, however, it is brought into
the picture, so to speak, by means of strappings of the cloth, or other material.
The doom of the belt would really seem
to have arrived had not the "god in the
machine" devised for it a new sphere of
usefulness. In its latest development it
takes the form of a deep corselet, not unlike an abbreviated corset. I doubt not
the small dressmaker will tax her own
capabilities, and persuade her client that,
if the gown be not the real thing, it will
look very much like it; and, after all, that
satisfies a great many people.
The already well-established mode of
elbow sleeves, which necessitate long
gloves, though undoubtedly smart, is
found by many to be rather inconvenient, as it makes it impossible to wear
most of one's gowns indoors. To obviate
this, dressmakers now send home half-
sleeves of lace or guipure with thc costume. These can be hooked in and out at
pleasure ; they fit tightly to the arm, and
are both convenient and becoming.
x The stores are particularly attractive
with Easter novelties this week, and it did
not take me long to select a dainty little
gift at Challoner & Mitchell's this morning, for a young girl friend who has a weakness for pretty shirt-waist accessories. I
chose the neatest shirt-waist set you can
imagine, in gun metal. They have others
in silver, enamel, and pearl, which are very
pretty and inexpensive.
Weiler Bros.' splendid showing of art
squares is another attraction this week,
and I am told that ladies from far and near
have come to this well-known house for
their spring carpets.
For your Easter dinner select  good
wines.    Remember Preller's  Wines are
highly recommended by the connoisseur.
# *
I *
* #
This being Holy Week, there have been
no social functions.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. D. R, Kerr returned from
the South last week.
* * *
Mrs. Butler, of Saanich, is spending a
few days in town this week.
* * *
Miss Annie Harvey lias returned after a
visit to friends in the Upper country.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Shallcross arc expected to arrive here at the end of the week.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. II. Matson expect to
move into their new house at the end of
the month.
* * *
Miss Florence Wey, who has been visiting Mrs. Butchart, Ballahinch, returned
to Vancouver on Friday.
Mr. Charles Butler, of the Royal Bank
of Canada, Vancouver, is spending the
Easter holidays in Victoria.
Miss E. Saunders returned to her duties in St. Joseph's Hospital on Wednesday, after a fortnight's holiday.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Carmichael and
Master Carmichael are amongst the Victorians spending the Easter holidays up
the line.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barnard and Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Barnard are expected
home shortly, having left London on the
10th inst.
Mrs. (Dr.) Nicholson, of White Horse,
came down on the "Amur" on Saturday,
and is visiting Mrs. Nicholson, of Arcadia
street, Victoria West.
* * *
Mrs. McLagan, who was visiting her
brother, Mr. S. McClure, Superior street,
left on Wednesday for her home in Vancouver, accompanied by her daughter,
Miss Hazel McLagan, who has been here
for some weeks.
Silver Wedding.
At their home, "Carlsrhue," Craigflower Road, on Sunday afternoon, April
1st, Mr. and Mrs. Kosche (Madame
Kosche) celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of their wedding day, when a
number of their friends assembled to wish
them many returns of their nuptial day.
Masses of beautiful bride roses, carnations and asparagus ferns were used in
decorating the different rooms, which presented a very pretty effect when completed. The table where delicious viands
were served was decorated and arranged
by Mr. Wilson, of the "Poodle Dog,"
while Mrs. Kroeger and Miss Mamie Van
Horst assisted in serving. Many handsome and costly presents, in keeping with
the nature of a silver wedding, were received by Mr. and Mrs. Kosche, testifying
to the esteem in which they are held by
their hosts of friends. The following are
some of the guests : Mr. and Mrs. Levy,
Mr. and Mrs. Mat. Leiser, Mr. and Mrs.
Kroeger, Mr. and Mrs. Peiser, Mr. and
Mrs. Aaronsen, Mr. and Mrs. Greenfelder,
Dr. and Mrs. Hartman, Mr. and Mrs.
Landsberg, Mrs. A. Kulner (San Francisco), Miss Van Horst, Mrs. H. E. Levy,
Mrs. F. Deppe, Mrs. Rostien, Mr. Wilhelm
Peters, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Franck, Mr.
Rudolph Peters, Mr. Wilson.
Notes on
Canadian News
Imperial Preference.
Laurier's will o' the wisp—the preferential tariff—has not done much for the
Motherland. In 1896 the percentage of
Canadian imports from England was
31.2, and from the United States 50.8.
In 1905, under the blessed preference,
Canada took from England 24.0, and from
the United States 60.6—a decrease with
England of 7.2 per cent, an increase with
the United States of 9.8. This furnishes
food for reflection.
A Prosperous Mine.
The stockholders of the International
Coal and Coke Company, Limited, which
operates a colliery on the Crow's Nest Railway, in Alberta, and there are a number
in this vicinity, will be pleased to learn
that the profits for the year 1905, after
paying all operating expenses, were $67,-
327.54. Mr. A. C. Flumerfelt, of Victoria,
is thc President and one of the largest
shareholders in this company, which he
promoted when he was General Manager
of the Granby smelter.
A Veteran Voyager.
Dr. Carman, general superintendent of
the Methodist Church in Canada, arrived
in Vancouver on Saturday, en route
to Japan, via the Empress of Japan, which
sailed on Monday. In the land of the Mikado he will discuss with thc Christian
Japanese the question of union of the
Methodist bodies of that country. While
in Vancouver Dr. Carman met the directors of Columbian College at three o'clock
on Saturday and conferred with them regarding the future policy of that institution. He preached in Queen's Avenue
Methodist Church on Sunday morning.
A Deadly Medicine.
As a result of taking a patent medicine,
which had been distributed around the
streets as free samples, Herbert Greatrix,
of Belleville, Ont., 24 years of age, is now
lying at the point of death. After taking
the medicine, which was said to be a cathartic, Greatrix was seized with a violent
diarrhoea, which suddenly stopped, when
he was taken with cramps and vomiting.
Dr. Yeomans was called, and ordered
Greatrix to the hospital, where an operation was performed, when it was found the
victim was suffering with a rupture of the
bowels.   His life is now despaired of.
A good purpose will not spoil by keep
A Self-Denying Ordinance.
Mr. Arthur O'Meara, barrister, of Toronto, for some years advisory counsel to
the L.D.A., has decided to abandon law
for the church, and has accepted the offer
of Bishop Stringer, of the Disocee of Selkirk, to become a missionary in the southern part of the Yukon, and will take part
generally in the work of the diocese. Mr.
O'Meara leaves for Skagway in May. He
will be ordained by the Bishop of Selkirk
on April 29th. .Mr. O'Meara is about 40
years of age.
Something for the Hebrew to Ponder Over.
Dr. J. Edgar Hill, chairman of the Lord's
Day Alliance, in his reply to the Jewish
objection to the Sunday Observance Bill,
agrees that the bill is the bill of a Christian
government in a Christian land, that the
Sunday bread hawking, the Sunday newspaper selling, the tobacco stores open on
Sunday, are nearly all the work of Jews,
that in spite of what these Jews consider
the drawbacks of our Sabbath laws, they
yet are much better off than they are in
Europe, where they are allowed to do as
they please in the question of Sunday observance, and that if they come here they
should abide by the laws of the country.
Trouble In Winnipeg.
In connection with the recent street car
troubles in Winnipeg, The Free Press of
that city has the following comment on one
phase of the question : "In the event of
further street trouble, the bars should be
closed. It is not clear that this can be
legally done, but if there is anything in the
law that appears to permit it, we trust the
Attorney-General will shut up every place
in the city where liquor is sold. With
crowds of excited and angry men drifting
about the streets, every open bar is a menace to the safety of the community. In
any event the rifcht of the authorities to
close the bars in times of great public excitement should be made plain in next
year's legislation."
Newfoundland Objects to Confederation.
According to the returns for 1905 of the
Minister of Finance and Customs, which
were tabled last week, Newfoundland's
total customs revenue was $2,295,959.52,
and her total imports were $10,279,292.61.
Of this amount Canada supplied the colony
with $4,105,000, while the United States
came second with $2,750,000. But while
Newfoundland purchased so largely from
the Dominion, Canada in her turn was one
of the smallest receivers of Newfoundland
imports, the total sum amounting only to
$1,135,000. These figures lying side by
side with those of other countries are
arousing the people, and they are looking
askance and demanding the purchase
more largely of their products, or a boycott of Canadian goods of all kinds will
follow. Newfoundland is in a position
today to demand this privilege, and if she
cannot get it will go to another market.
So say the press of "ye ancient colony."
No need to hush the children for her sake,
Or fear their play ;
She will not wake, my grief, she will not wake.
'Tis the long sleep, the deep, long sleep she'll take,
Betide what may.
But sorrow a thought have they of merry-make
This many a day ;
No need to hush the children.   For her sake
So still they bide and sad, her heart would ache
At their dismay.
She will not wake, my grief, she will not wake
To bid them laugli, and if some angel spake,
Small heed they'd pay.
No need to hush tho children for her sake ;
She will not wake, my grief, she will not wake.
—Jane Barlow.
American Love.
When a man of seventy marries a avo-
nian of less than twenty-five, he does it
deluding himself that he has a prop and
comfort for his last days. Instead, he finds
himself 'hitched to a frisky colt, and the
effort to keep pace shortens his days.
When Chauncey Depew was at the height
of his power, he was a "good catch," and
Miss Mary Palmer, young enough to be
his granddaughter, got him. This was in
1901, but the separation has occurred, and
suit will shortly be brought for divorce.
Depew, the honored Senator and dinner-
table wit, was a different proposition from
Depew, feebled and dis.raced by the publicity through the life insurance investigation, and Mrs. Depew promptly quit him
and fled to Paris. The story books give
good illustrations of what love is, but you
have to read the newspapers to find out
what love isn't.
On bright sunny days
you want light wines of
sound body and exquisite
bouquet; wines that are
listed in every high-class
club and restaurant. That
is why experts always
recommend the Clarets,
Burgundies, Sauternes
and Chateau Wines of Q.
Preller & Co., the famous
Bordeaux wine house, and
the Rhine Wines of Dein-
hard & Co., of Coblenz.
We have the stock and do the business,
and hold it. by selling Shoes at values
that cannot be surpassed.
Ladies' Pat. Colt Ox, large tan eyelets   $4.00
Ladies' Pat. Choc. Ox, Goodyear welts..; 3.25
Ladies' Choc. Ox Shoes, Goodyear welts 3,00
Ladies' Choc. Ox Shoes, perfect fit  2,00
Men's Pat. Colt, cloth top, Invictus  5,00
Men's Vici Kid, leather lined, Goodyear  3.50
Men's Tan and Choc. Lace Boots $3.00 to 5.00
Men's Dongola Kid Blucher, good soles  2,50
Men's Box Calf Lace Boots  2.00
Boys' Box Calf Lace Boots, 1 to 5  2.00
Boys' Boston Calf Lace Boots, I to 5  1.50
Misses' Pat. Colt, very stylish boots, n to 2  2.25
Misses Tan and Choc. Slippers and Ox 75c to 1.25
We are still keeping to the front.     Customers never
dreamt that we were selling shoes at such low prices.
We won't be satisfied until we have your trade—
because we are making the prices to suit you.
85 Douglas St.     v   Oddfellows' Block
PHONE 1232


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