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 New Houses For Sale
A number of new homes, Modern in
every respect. Easy monthly inatal-
B.C. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
40 Government St,
10 to 25 Per Cent.
On all Pattern Goods.   .
(Corner Fort and Broad Streets.)
Vol. II.   No. 6.
Price 8 Cents.
Royal Household Flour
$1.65 SACK.
J Finest Quality.*  Always Sweet.   Beautiful to Look
At.   Delicious to Eat.   Try It.
London and Vancouver Bakery
"The estimates for the ensuing
year, which will be submitted to you,
have been prepared with due consideration to economy, compatible with
efficiency in the administration of
provincial affairs.
"I trust your deliberations will result in promoting the welfare of the
people of the province.
Phone 861
1). W. HANBURY, Prop
Feed your Chickens with CRACKED Com -the best and cheapest feed on thc market
125 Government Street
Under Entirely New Management
Hotel Victoria
The Old Established and Popular House.
First-class Restaurant in connection.   Meals at all hours.
The Victoria is steam heated throughout; has the best sample rooms
in the city, and has been refurnished from top to bottom.
| What will you have?
Watson's Glenlivet, per bottle $1.00
Black and White  1.25
Red Wheat Rye Whisky    1.00
Our Celebrated Oonsello Invalid Port   50
§) PHONE 586.
Carne's Cash Grocery,
Corner Yates and Broad Sts.
20 Gents for 10 Cents-
cent glass   pots  of Strawberry  and Raspberry Jam—not more than 10 pots to any
one purchaser—will be given for 10 cents
to the bearer of this ad. to-day and   next  week
Mowat's Grocery, 77 Yates Street
Free Silverware with every sale. —..
Qualify Yourself for a Lucrative Business Career
College for Shorthand, Typewriting, Bookkeeping,
Telegraphy, Ad. Writing, Etc.
,'ow owned for Gentlemen as well as I.adieK.     Remember, PROCRASTINATION IS Till'
20th Century Business Training College
Corner Yates and Broad Sts., Victoria, B. C.
jj B.—We will return the pupil's fees ~ we do not accomplish what we promise.
Opening of
The Legislature
Text   of   the   Lieut-Governor's
Speech—House Promptly Gets
Down to Business.
With the usual pomp and ceremony
the legislature was opened on Thursday afternoon by the Lieut.-Governor, Sir Henri Joli de Lotbiniere, attended by a guard of honor composed of officers of the imperial army
and navy and of the Fifth Regiment.
In honor of the occasion a salute was
fired at Esquimalt on special orders
received from the Admiralty.
There were few absentees among
the members of the House, and all
the available space on the floor and
in the galleries were occupied by the
The House got down to business
after the ceremony and sat again yesterday afternoon.
The public accounts presented to
the House on Thursday show a balance on the right side of about $27,-
000. The gross expenditure for the
year was $3,037,237, from which is
to be deducted for the purpose of
striking a balance sheet, the sum of
$470,743 for the New AVestminster
bridge and $51,059 expended in railway subsidies. The bridge expenditure provided for by Loan Acts, 1902
and 1903, is not chargeable against
ordinary revenue receipts.
The text of' the Lieut-Governor's
speech was as follows:
"Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the
Legislative Aseinhly:
"In meeting at the commencement
ol: the second session of the tenth
parliament of British Columbia, it is
a source of much satisfaction to know
that general prosperity prevails
throughout the province.
I am glad to be able to inform you
that the measures taken by yon hist
session have done much towards placing the finances of the province on a
sound basis,  and  that for tiie first i -■-  -
time in many years the public nc-, supplies for this year,
counts show ' a balance of revenue ! ,Vi,s the1 lowest .sent in.
over expenditure. t *   *
"In order to ascertain whether the If you waul some excellent Ontario
present, system of taxation bears ; J"111 "t half price, read the advertise-
equitably and evenly on all classes of menl; of Mowat's grocery. The Week
taxpayers, I appointed a commission i has sampled the jams and finds them
to inquire into the matter, and the: very excellent
report of the inquiry will be laid he-
fore you.
"The subject of the financial relations of the province and the Dominion has had the serious consideration
of my government, and a memorial
lias been presented to the Dominion
government showing the strong
grounds that exist for a recognition
of the claims of British Columbia for
better terms.
"Tlie extensive works undertaken
some years ago fnr thc protection of
the lands in the valley nf the Fraser
river having been completed, although
in some instances at a greater cost
Ihan original? estimated, the necessity of arriving al n final settlement
with the owners nf the lands affected
suggests that the matter should receive consideration durin" the present session.
"There is nn dpnbt that tha development of important sections of the
province, rich in natural resources,
cannot be effected without an extension of our railway system, and my
government lias nutter advisement
methods by which transportation fa-
What do you think of the waterworks agreement?
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In view of the encouraging prospects some Victoria property owners
already have raised the figures they
ask for city and suburban property.
Not very wise if they want to do
business, as prices, generally, are too
high noAV.
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The country is safe again; the legislators having assembled to took
after it.
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Why do the daily papers call the
Lieutenant-Governor's Speech the
"Speech from the Throne"? His
Majesty doesn't know a thing about
it. '
* *   *
The Driard now hums with the
mysterious plottings of Ihe people's
* *   »
John Houston will, il  is reported,
vote this session for the parly who
lie was elected to support.
»   *   *
An English sporting paper says:
"The Bishop of London has let, us
see his accounts, anil he makes out
that he is £750 to the bad on the
year. Why doesn't lie marry a sensible wife? She'd put: n proper shape
on the balance sheet. Let him give
up gardening and lake fo husbandry.
Wlm knows but nexl year he may
lie a nurseryman?"
* *   *
What is the origin of the term,
used so often in the local newspapers, of "invited  guests"?
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Messrs. Terry &  Marrett, the enterprising druggists  of Fort street,
have received the contract for city
Their tender
The Week
In Victoria
Bright Prospects  of   Island   Development— Intentions of the
C. P. R. Company.
.^^_^^_     *  *  *
British Columbia has only seven
members in the House of Commons
and six of them are after a cabinet
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The Melrose Company intend shortly to still further extend their nrem-
It is many years since Victoria 'b
prospects looked so good as they do
It is true that the city has to bear
the loss of the trade, derived from
His Majesty's naval establishment at
Esquimalt, but this loss is trifling
compared to the brilliant possibilities for growth existing in the purr-
chase of the E. & N. railway by the
Canadian Pacific Railway company
and the increase in railway facilities
on Vancouver Island which this deal
foreshadows. .
The Vancouver Province, under the
control of the C. P. R., in the course
of an article on this subject says:
"Regarded from the standpoint of
railway diplomacy, it must bo admit-
| ted (hat the project which the CP.R.
] has thus undertaken is a brilliant
I one, and one such as would scarcely
enter into the calculations of any except a master of the transportation
outlook on the Pacific coast. In involves by no means simply the development of a very rich area like
Vancouver Island and the furnishing
of transportation to its residents, although these alone would justify the
project, but it means tho controlling
and improving to the fullest extent of
the trade possibilities of the North
Pacilic, and the commercial intercourse with the Orient and the compelling of all the volume of business,
thence flowing, over the great line of
which Vancouver is the western port.
To one studying the situation it looks
as if by this move the C. P. R. had
cut the ground from under the feet
of the (fraud Trunk Pacific and any
and all other transcontinental lines
which may hereafter compete with it
for Ihe trade of this coast. It is a
great coup— a masterly stroke— a
stroke of such tremendous and far-
reaching importance from every point
of view thai in regarding it only one
conclusion is possible, and that is
that the man responsible for it is easily the greatest railroad general in
Canada to-day, and perhaps it is not
too much lo say on the North American continent. And that man is Sir
Thomas (!. Sliagnhnessy."
There is no mistaking the tone of
that article. It. practically is a message from the Canadian Pacific Railroad Company to the people of Victoria and the Island generally.
ises. Lettice's old store, and fhe
bnnf: repairing store adjoining will
be merged into one, and the
nn fhe second floor utilised by
firm. This new whole space win m
utilised for the retail trade, ivhili
the present store will be kepi entirely
fnr the wholesale department.
Tn  addition    to    tiie two cannery
schemes   for  Esquimalt  referred   to
last week, Victoria is to be the official
space ! headquarters of another canning cor-
" "'e poration, fhe British Pacific Fishing
>' I Company, with a capital of $200,000.
The company's principal fishing opera! ions  will  be  carried  nn at  the
northern end nf the Island.
Edna Wallace Hopper may not lie
n success is litigation, but she gels
tliere all right in a play.
The chief object of work is lo make
resl possible and comfortable.
II is announced that Messrs. Robert
and D. C. Hutchinson arc to erect in
Victoria the first ntitn-etigino factory
in Western Canada for the manufacture of nnto-boats and antn-cars. The
factory is to be on n large scale.
That icy breeze that, came up nn
! Thursday night was tho worst thing
j that happened this winter.
Fifteen musicians have been sworn
as members of the Fifth Regiment.
[Next Tuesday   is St. Valentine's
In Vancouver on Wednesday, John
Lawrie, of D. G. S. Quadra, was
presented with a gold medal award
ly.   The members of the staff of.ed him by the    President   of    the
le Week are, one and all, opposed.  United States for conspicuous bn
Week are, one and all, opposed,   uuueu mates ior conspicuous brav-, Acr - tl
.the comic variety.    Friends and  ery at the wreck of the U. S. cruiser j "Public    Schools    Act"    ,   l
|!S, please note. Magic in June, 1902. | "flame Protection Act, W"
    - r,"lm"'11   J"
cilities can be secured for these districts without placing undue burdens
nn the provincial exchequer.
"It is satisfactnry to know that
fhe mining industry is entering a
period of greater activity, the effect
nf which cannot fail to be of benefit
to the whole province.
"The past year hns, on the whole,
been a favorable one for the agricultural interests. There has been a
cnsidernble influx of settlers, and
there is a prospect, that the area nf
cultivated land will bn largely increased within the next few years,
particularly in the districts suitable
for fruit raising.
"Measures will be submitted tn
von amending the "Supreme Court
Act," the "County Court Act." the
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Tlie opening of the Legislature has
brightened up the eitv quite a bit.
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The Colonist is authority for the
statement (hat three school marms
nf this city arc to be carpeted fnr
whipping a small boy. It is said
that the hoy declined tn hold out his
hand fnr the reception nf stripes,
and that he wns then flogged into
a state of insensibility. Sounds improbable.
The P.. C. Electric Railway Company announce that they will proceed
almost immediately with the construe! ion nf a car line to the Gorge.
Survey work is now proceeding. The
route will be by way of the Craigflower road. This extension of the
street car system has long been desired by Victorians, and will have an
important effect upon the value of
the property along the route. The
line mny be in operation in April.
Spring Ridge Sewerage:
The putting in of a sewerage sys-
^^^^^ tern in the Spring Ridge district is
*   *   * tn be commenced at once if the cil>-
Misses Mamie nnd Rose Denman,* engineers reports that it will    nnl
formerly nf the Lyric Theatre under
Ihe name nf Perry, wero married nn
Wednesday tn Messrs. Clarence nnd
Waller Dnwley. Rev. O. K. B.
Adams lied the knots. The brides
got Inls nf nice presents.
*   *   *
Mr. R. Mnrpole has gone tn Winnipeg to talk to Mr. Wm. Whyte.
School Fstimates:
The city council and the board nf
school trustees differ on the subject
nf the school estimate.', the council
considering that the total is ia\
large.    Thc trustees think otherwise. c
j^THE, Vv-EEK, SATURDAY, FEB. 11,1906
Native Sons'
Annual Ball
Proved One of the Most Successful Events in History of
the  City.
Bravo, Native Sons! They certainly scored another social triumph
in their ball of last night. Huiij
dreds of Victoria's fairest daughters
gathered to gladden the hearts of
the "Sons" with words of praise
and smiles of admiration for their
success. Never before has the old
Assembly Hall looked more gay and
festive with the crowd of smartly
dressed women and the beautiful and
novel effects produced in lighting
and other decorations. The walls
were a mass of evergreens out of
which twinkled hundreds of differ-'
ent colored lights, giving one the1
idea of a lovely lower, lighted up
with countless beautiful glow-worms.
Numbers of small flags were suspended from the ceiling, amid hangings of evergreens and many more
colored lights, arranged in artistic
clusters. Cosy corners and "sit
outs" were made "comfy" with
easy chairs and cushions, and prettily draped with flags.
There was no occasion for the
stately chaperone to shiver and cover
up her stiff "black silk" with heavy
outdoor wraps, while keeping a
watchful eye on her young protege,
for the gallant hosts took particular
care to see that she should be comfortably situated in a corner free
from draughts and well heated.
The supper was well served and
consisted of all kinds of delicious
viands, salads, aspics, besides dainty
charlotte russe, jellies and many other
delicacies. The music, which consisted of an orchestra of twelve
pieces under the direction of Mr. P.
H. Mason, Mus. Doc, of Chicago, was
perhaps the best ever danced to in
this city. The extras were played hy
our two well-known musicians, Miss
Heater and Mr. Fawcett, and were,
as usual, encored many times.
The floor committee, Messrs. W.
H. Langley, Frank Higgins, S. Sea,
Jr., Thomas Watson, James Fletcher,
T. A. Ker and Phil Austin, did their
duty nobly.
Among those present were:    Mrs.
D. M. Rogers in   a beautiful   lace
gown over white silk;  Mrs. A.  T.
Watt, in white silk with lovely  lace
trimmings; Miss Monteith, in    pale
green net with    sequin    trimmings;
Miss Netta Heyland, in pale  blue
with satin   ribbon   trimmings   and
roses in corsage and in hair; Miss
McTavish, in black silk and sequins;
Mrs. F. Barnard, pale pink chiffon;
Miss Baiss, black lace and pink carnation; Mrs. Norton, white lace over
pink silk; Miss Beanlands (a debutante)  wore a beautiful white point
d'esprit with lace; Mrs.   Lampman,
white satin nnd chiffon; Miss Sehl,
pole blue satin with pink roses; Mrs.
H.  Robertson,    white    embroidered
silk and lace; Miss C. Hall, black
net and sequins; Miss Angus,   blnck
net; Miss Todd, white   lace   over
pole blue silk; Miss Cobbett, white
satin and lace; Miss   T. Monteith,
white point d'esprit over white silk;
Mrs. Lester, bright red chiffon gown;
Mrs. Dr. Helmcken, in black; Miss
Florence Drake, block lace: Miss G.
Green, white lace over white   silk;
Miss Bell, palq green net over green
taffeta silk: Mrs. Y. E. Wrilson, in a
beautiful white silk gown  with  nc-
cordeon pleated    chiffon;    Miss    D.
Sehl, sun-pleated  voile    with    ceru
lace trimmings; Mrs. A. G. Smith,
black lace: Mrs. Genge, black sequins
with white hnniton lace trimmings;
Mrs. D. R. Ker, cream voile    with
flowered   trimmings;   Miss     Mnro,
white silk and pearl passementerie;
Miss Eberts. white silk with lace insertion   nnd   trimmings,;   Miss   V.
Pooley, white chiffon with lace and
silk garnitures; Miss Lucas, pale pink
chiffon over pink silk; Miss Pooley;1
black net over black taffeta: Miss G.
Lucas, white satin: Miss D. Green,'
black net: Miss V. Drake, white lace
over pink silk with velvet girdle and
trimmings; Miss K. Gaudin.   white
silk and white lace;   Mrs. Lnneley,
White net over pale pink: Mrs. Cuppage, white crepe over taffeta  silk
and lace bertha;    Miss   E. Brown,
white lace over pale blue silk: Miss
Newling, cream net with pale   blue
velvet trimmin?s: Miss W. Johnson,
white crepe with lace insertion; Miss
Lawson, black net. with pale   blue
chiffon trimmings; Miss A. McQuade,
white embroidered chiffnn and   lace
over white silk: Miss   Heaney,   in
blnck: Mrs. H. Pooley.   champagne
colored voile with much shirring.
Others present were Mi's. Langley,
Mrs. E. M. Johnson, Mrs. J. R. Anderson, Mrs. McQuade, Mrs. Newling, Mrs. A.ndrew Gray and many
Wrhile visiting Vancouver Mrs. W.
E. Green, of this city, and well-
known in the musical world, was entertained at a large musicale given
in her honor by Mrs. Charles Wilson,
wife of the Attorney-General. About
forty of Vancouver's amateur musicians were present.
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Miss C. Hall, who for some time
past has been East taking up a course
in nursing, is visiting old Victoria
friends and is at present the guest
of Mis. A. Coles, of "Arcadia,"
Craigflower road.
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Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Griffiths are
now settled in their new home, the
prett- bungalow on Coutts street,
which was formerly occupied by Mr.
Green and family.
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Mr. J. S. H. Matson is making a
Hying business trip to the East.
• •   •
Mr. E. H. Mitchell, of the firm of
Challoner & Mitchell, the Government street jewellers, left for Europe
last, week, accompanied by Mrs,
Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell will he absent
for four or five months, during which
time he will visit the principal manufacturing jewellers of the old world
and purchase stock. One of the members of the firm makes this trip each
• •    e
A wedding took place on Wednesday at Mayne island, where the Rev.
Dr. Campbell, of Victoria, assisted
by Mr. Taylor, of Toronto, celebrated
the marriage of Mr. Sweaney Basil
Colston and Miss Marv Elizabeth,
second daughter of Mr. Thomas Ben
nett, all of Mayne Island. The brides*
maids were Miss Alice Bennett, Miss
Ethel Phelps and Miss Daisy Blair,
three pret,ty young ladies from Pender, Mayne and Galiano Islands,
After the marriage the guests to the
number of about sixty from Mayne
and the surrounding islands retired
to the spacious dining room, which
was tastefully decorated with evergreens, and where a sumptuous wedding breakfast was partaken of. The
usual toasts were proposed and heartily responded to. The large number of useful and ornamental presents manifested the popularity of the
bride and bridegroom. The hippy
couple will make their home on
Mayne Island.
"The Week is like a breath of
home," is an extract from a letter
received from a young Victoria lady
resident in California.
The new proprietors of the Victoria Hotel evidently mean business
They have now started an excellent
restaurant open at nil hours in addi
tion to the regular meals served for
hotel guests.
Musical   People Note,
Freed-Griselda requests
intending to attend her
send their subscriptions
Music Store at once,
enough support is not
to justify holding the
money will be refunded,
,— Madame
that those
concert may
to Waitt's
because if
concert, the
If   you   have   beauty,
We   can   take   it;
If  you   have   none,
We   can   moke   it.
Savannah, Photo Studio, Fort St.
Any mother of a handsome baby,
whose age does not exceed seven
vears, is invited to bring a copy of
The Week to the office, View street,
where by paying ten cents she can
receive an order which will entitle
her to a photograph of the boby free
at Mr. Eyres' photo studio, Yates
street. As in the ordinary case the
charge would be $1.50 this is a chance
thnt no mother should miss.
At. the end of February a prize of
*2 will be given to the photograph of j
tho handsomest baby whose age does
not exceed four years.   The name of i
the judge will be announced later.
The picture published herewith is
a sample of Mr. Eyres' clever work!
in   this   department   of the   photo-j
graphic act.
Finch & Finch nre receiving doily
Indies' kid gloves fnr spring, including Dent's. Perrin's and Ownes,
ranging from one dnllnr up.
Following is a summary of two interesting lectures recently delivered
by Dr. Yates in the Institute Hall.
The subject, of the first lecture was
on the struggle between Henry the
Second, and St. Thomas a-Becket of
Canterbury. The subject of last
Sunday night's lecture was Tennyson's philosophy. These lectures
have become so popular that the gifted speaker has been asked to arrange a course, and he has kindly
consented to do so. Henceforth a
lecture will be given every Sunday
evening in the Institute Hall at 8:15
o'clock, free to all irrespective of
sect, and the subject chosen will be
interesting to everyone, as they deal
principally with historical facts. It
may be interesting to note that Dr.
Yates was at one time an Episcopalian minister under the late Archbishop of Canterbury.
In speaking of the Church at
the time of William the Conqueror, the
lecturer says that ecclesiastical affairs
had taken a turn for the better under
William I. He made effective the reformatory decrees of Gregory VII. But
he also obtained a power over the in
terior affairs of the Church which, in
the hands of a less well-disposed king,
might be injurious to the liberties of
William II. did use this power to
the detriment of the Church. Revenues
from vacant Abbeys and Sees went into
the Royal Treasury. Taxes were lev
ied, and benefices were sold to the highest bidder. He reformed, and appointed thc great Anselm Archbishop of
Canterbury. But very soon the struggle
between Church and Crown broke out
afresh. William II. denounced as
treason the act of Anselm in asking
for permission to visit the Pope in order to obtain the Palium. With Henry
I.,Ansehn soon fell into conflict about
"Investitures," and "homagium," but,
finally, the King renounced the right
to investiture, and permitted the free
election of Bishops; the Church allowed the prelates to take the oath of fealty
to the King.
Although the contest was settled so
far as the principle was concerned, still
the pernicious practice was continuea
all through the reign of Stephen, and
Henry II. made the attempt to obtain
the Bishop's sanction for the hitherto
unlawful practices, and imagined he
had found a ready tool for his purpose
in his Chancellor, Thomas a Becket.
When Becket was appointed to the
Sec of Canterbury, he restricted the
pretentions of the King in an assembly
at Westminster, but, under force, was
induced later to accept the "hereditary
customs" without reservation. These
"customs" were after formulated as the
"Constitutions of Clarendon." They
subjected the Church to thc King's
caprice. Becket repented, suspended
himself from office. The story of his
flight and his residence in France is
familiar io all. Soon after his return
to Canterbury in 1170, he was murdered in consequence of an incautious expression of Henry, "Is there no one
who will rid mc of this turbulent
priest. In his death be conquered.
He waged noble war for the independence of the Kingdom of God. If
the proposals of Henry II, had been accepted the relations between Church
and State would have become very like
what they afterwards were under
Henry VIII..
Speaking on Tennyson's philosophy last Sunday night, Dr. Yates
said that in Tennyson's words the
best of modern thought has found
its fittest expression. Carlvle told
us long since, that, every epoch works
on silently for ages, till nt length
Ihe force Hint is in it bursts out in
(he music of some one voice, spends
itself, and declines. Greece is dead,
but in Homer, Greece may still be
construed. So with Vergil, he appeared to utter for all times ideas
which hnd struggled through seven
centuries of kings nnd consuls. In
Dante, ten silent centuries found a
voice.   So in Shakespeare.
When the accumulated forces of
the past four centuries come to set
themselves to music, whnt nn epic
may we not expect? But one poet
hns yet to come.
Tennyson was the best exponent of
the political and religious struggles
of good Victoria's reign. But how
litlle hns he concentrated and 11I4
tered of the energy of four hundred
yenrs? Little more than the struggle with materialism nnd the so-cnll-
ed reform nf the times.
In his "Mcmorinm" Tennyson sets
himself to give expression to his own
troubles in the matter of religion,
and it is in this memorial to bis dead
friend that the full strength of the
master is made manifest, and that
he is most sublime.
If you are in want of a HIQH GRADE SCOTCH WHISKY
Be Sure You Get
Stevenson Macadam, the well known analyst, nf London, certifies these whiskies
to be absolutely pure.
Radiger & Janion, General Agents for British Columbia and the Yukon District
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Fit-Reform Dissolution Sale
All Winter Stock, all Solitary  Overcoats and Suits   jl
selling at a great sacrifice. jT
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I if    ahead of others—have the best yourself. *fr
73 Government Street
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway
Week End Excursions
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton,   Comox and
Other Points of Interest.
GEO. L. COURTNEY, Traffic Manager!
The senior hockey match between
Victoria and Vancouver which was
to have been played to-day has been
postponed owing to illness of some
of the local players.
• •   •
The Victoria hockey team will play
the Royal Engineers on the 18th inst.
This match is scheduled to take place
at Work Point, but owing to the fact
wr.S the Barracks' grounds are somewhat cut up it may be played at Oak
Bay. r
• •   •
Victoria Ladies' second hockey
team will play Nanaimo on the 25th
inst., at the Coal City.
The next match in the B. C. Hockey League is between Vancouver
and the Royal Engineers on the 13th
a    •    •
I Victoria Ladies' senior hockey
'team will go to Vancouver on the
25th inst. for a return match with
the Terminal City ladies, who will
entertain the visitors with a dance
on the night, before the game. Victoria will send its best aggregation
' of lady hockeyists to ensure victory.
• •   •
Victoria's second hockey team will
play Duncans on the 25th inst. at
1 Duncans.   The R. G. A. have about
i completed  arrangements  to play) a
game with the Duncans hockeyists.
• •   •
Mr. Wallace Langley declared the
.fifteen   round   bout   between   Kid
' O'Brien and Bert Clark nt the Edi-
, son Thentre on Wednesday evening
^.to be a draw.   Neither man could
\ stop the other and the go went the
fifteen rounds.   O'Brien appeared to
to be the more experienced boxer and
Clarke was cautious.   Two interesting
preliminaries were given, Gr. Harvey
vs. Gr. Cook and Gr. McNamee vs.
I John Sullivan, introduced ns nn Australian heavyweight.
• •   *
At Oak Bay this afternoon an Island Association football lengue
mntcb will be played between the
Bonaventure team and the Victorin
United. .
• •   ♦
Lnst week's issue of the British
Columbia Gazette    contains a   pro-
tlamation by the Lieutenant-Gover-
or, establishing a close season for
beaver for a period of five years.
The order went into effect on thc
'first of the present month and covers
the entire area of the province. The
need of some such protective measure
was brought to the attention of the
'government by reports from various
sections of the province of the increasing scarcity of this valuable fur-
bearing animal, which, hut a few
years ago, was so plentiful even in
close proximity to Vancouver. Indiscriminate slaughter and the absence
of any protection, threatened its total extinction at an early date, and
ithe government has thus acted wisely
in ordering the close season mentioned. Similar action was taken some
time ago by the provincial government of Ontario, and the results have
been most satisfactory. Many sections of this province are even more
suitable than Ontario for the beaver,
and, with the adequate protection
now afforded, equallv satisfactory results should be attained and all danger to its extinction in British Columbia removed.
• •   •
W. H. Lucas, president of the
Northwestern Baseball League, is in
the city to see what part Victoria
I will take in that organization. It is
the intention to have Victoria. Vancouver, Bellingham  and  Everett in
) the league. Vancouver is ready to
post $1,500 as forfeit that the tenm
will play throughout the season.
• *   •
There was good skating at Colwood
on  Sunday last,  and  among other!
, things a hockey game  was played
-between teams picked by W .West
and C. Abbott.   The latter team won
bv 6 goals to 5.
• •   •
The annual bonspeil of the Kootenay Curling Association closed at
Nelson on Monday last. The affair
was a great success. Four Nelson
rinks remain in the semifinals to be decided later. The
grand challenge eup wns won by John
A. Turner's rink. Nelson: A. T.
Wiley. Nelson, defaulting in the finals. Waller's men were tired out nnd
Shad still another game to play. The
Kootenav challenge cup final wns won
by T, T. Wnllev. defenting Grigor, of
Rossland, 16 to 10. The Walkervillp
trophy final wns won by Dr. Boucher,
of Phoenix, who defeated MncQucen,
Rossland, 11 to 6. The Hudson's Bny
Cup was won by Isaac Crawford,
Greenwood, who defeated Richardson, Nelson, 12 to 10. The Tuckett
trophy was won by MacQueen, Rossland, who beat Teambly, Nelson, 9 to
8. In what proved to be the most
excellent finish of all the bonspeil
games, MacQueen of Rossland defeated Walley of Nelson for the Oliver trophy, with a score of 13 to 11.
MacQueen made a very plucky uphill fight, finally winning amid great
* *   •
The Victoria senior hockey team
defeated the R. G. A. last Saturday
by the score of 6 goals to nil. The
league standing now is as follows:
Pld. Wn. Lst. Pts.
Victoria    4      4      0      8
R. G. A    4      2      2      4
R. E    3      1      2      2
Vancouver  ....   3      0      3      0
* •   •
The Island Association league
match between H.M.S. Bonaventure
and H.M.S. Egeria last Saturday resulted in a win for the Bonaventure
men by 2 goals to nil.
* »   »
Mr. B. J. Perry last Saturday won
the Driard billiard tournament, defeating A. W. Harvey (received 50)
with a score of 300 to 256.
It is said that an estimate of the
ore in sight in the Elkhorn and
Providence mines, Boundary district,
places it at $150,000 and $250,000,
*   *   »
The Fort Steele Prospector says
that the entire Kootenay district is
suffering now from the heavy charges
of the West Kootenay smelters.
* *     m
Mr. Keeling, of Kaslo, has been
appointed assistant to G. O. Buchanan, inspector under the Lead Bounty
Act. He will be stationed at Marysville.
* •   •
Mr. C. G. H. Sanson states that he
has interested San Francisco capital
and will resume hydraulic operations
on Boundary creek, about two miles
below Boundary Falls, in the spring.
The building of a dam, two-mile
pipe line, hydraulic lift, flume and
pen-stock are on his programme.
»   *   *
Mr. David Wilson, underground
superintendent of the Morrissey colliery, has accepted the management
of the C.P.R. mines at Bankhead.
* *   •
An important, strike recently has
been made in the No. 4 tunnel of
the St. Eugene mine in the 600-foot
level. The ore body encountered is
said to be quite an extensive one,
and already 200 tons of concentrating
ore have been taken out.
»  *   *
Mr. R. H. Stewart has been appointed superintendent and assistant
manager of the War Eagle and Centre
Star company. Mr. Stewart was
formerly engineer at the Le Roi, but
has recently been at Banff developing some coal properties.
a   •   •
The cold snap raised the mischief
around here this week, says the
Sandon Standard. It froze up the
water supply of the Idaho, Ivanhoe
and Cork concentrators, and threat
ens to put the Rambler compressor
out of business, thereby interrupting
operations in driving the long tunnel.
• a   •
According to the London Daily
News of January 28, the long sought
solution has been found of the problem of extracting gold from sea
water by a profitable method. The
process, which is described as resembling that used in the mines of
the Witwatersrand, was submitted to
Prof. Ramsay, who has just reported on it in terms that are said to
leave no room for doubt of its success. One result of the report is
that the shares of the syndicate owning the patent, lately of the value of
$5, are now changing hands at $350.
• •   •
Messrs. Church and Cleveland, of
Chester, N.S.. claim to have re-discovered the long lost and much
sought after process of hardening
copper. The secret of this process
has been sought for for hundreds of
vears and is of immense value.
• *   •
When the two furnaces now being
mnnufnetured in the Enst for thc
Granby Company are. installed, the
smelter will hnve a enpneity of from
70,000 to 75,000 tons monthly, when
the copper production will be from
20.000.000 to 22,000,000 per annum.
Supt. Hodges expects to have the
new furnaces in operation bv Jnlv 1.
• •  *
Mr. John Stnnton, who is consid
ered an authority on the copper market, says that copper at between 15
and 16 cents a pound i3 on a fair
basis for both producer and consumer. He does not predict 16-cent
copper, but says he would not be surprised to see it. The output for
1905, this authority says, will show
about the usual ten per cent, increase.
• •   •
The regular annual meeting of
the directors of the Reco Mining &
Milling Company was held recently
in Sandon. The annual report
showed a surplus on hand of $39,-
701.56. At the close of the meeting
the directors decided to declare a
dividend of two cents per share, or
$20,000 on all recorded stock, payable on February 20th. This makes
the total dividends paid by the Reco
to date $307,500.
• »   •
"When corporations scrap the
people sometimes reap a benefit,"
says the Slocan Drill. "The Great
Northern railway has been handling
most of the zinc out of the Slocan
and deemed itself happy. In
order to win a share in a rapidly expanding traffic, the Canadian Pacific
railway has cut the rates on zinc
ores from the Slocan to Kansas from
$11 to $10 per ton. The railway
struggle thus gives the mine owners
$1 additional profit on their ores.
Every little helps."
• *   •
Another lead smelting furnace
with a capacity of 250 tons a day
is being built by the Union Iron
Works, Fort Steele, for the Sullivan Group Mining Company of
Marysville. The smelter already has
two furnaces, but the smaller will
probably not be used. The larger
may blow in within thirty days. The
Union Iron Works also is building
a 250-ton converter of the Haberlin
type to reduce the amount of sulphur in Sullivan ore. The converter
will be used as nn experiment, and
if satisfactory another one will be
installed.    The  Sullivan smelter is
being fully equipped.
a    *    »
Free gold has been encountered in
the 300-foot south drift of the Providence mine.
• a    «
The Sunset mine, on Copper
mountain, Similkameen, is being
sought on a working bond by outside capitalists. The proposition will
be considered at a meeting of the
shareholders to be held   at   Grand
Forks on the 16th inst.
• •   *
A local syndicate organized by W.
H. Jeffery, M.E., has purchased the
Simplex claim, situate near the Skylark mine, Skylark camp. The transaction was on a cash basis. The
Simplex is one of the most promising prospects in the camp.
• •   •
The Granby Company has bought
the Monarch, Tamarack and Tamarack fraction at Phoenix from the
Earl syndicate of England for $120,-
000, and the Missing Link fraction,
next to the War Eagle mine, from
George Rumberger and Mr. Porter
of Phoenix for $30,000.
The new trial of Wong On and
Wong Gow for the murder of Man
Quan, manager of the Chinese theatre, in January of last year, was concluded in the special assize court on
Wednesday evening, the jury returning a verdict of "not guilty" after
a few minutes' deliberation. The
prisoners were liberated immediately.
Mr. W. J. Taylor, K. C, counsel for
the prisoners, and to whose exertions
on their behalf the two accused undoubtedly owe their lives, delivered
an eloquent appeal to the jury. Mr.
Justice Martin summed up somewhat
in favor of the prisoners.
Dental Association:
The B. C. Dental Association held
a special meeting on Saturdny nfter-
noon lnst nt the Hotel Vancouver,
Vancouver, when matters of interest
were discussed and business trnns-
ncted. Besides n lnrge nttendanee of
local dentists there were present Doc-
tore A. J. Holmes, Hncking nnd
Smith, New Westminster; Dr. Geery,
of Kamloops; and Doctors Verrinder and Fraser, of Victoria. Dr.
Jackson, of Vancouver, vice-president, occupied tbe chair, and Dr. E.
Ford Verrinder, of Victorin, acted
ns secretary. Nominations of the
names of Dr. Verrinder, of Victoria,
and Dr. Smith, of New Westminster,
were made to fill the Vacancy on the
Dental Examining Ronrd.
A Twentieth
The ordinary Century Plant is
supposed to bloom but once in
a hundred years, not so with the
Twentieth Century Plant of the
blossoms every day of the year
with the choicest productions of
the Printer's Art.
This plant is installed in the
old churchJbuilding on the corner
of Gordon and Courtney Streets.
Telephone 220.
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The speech of the Lieutenant-
Governor at the opening of the
Legislature on Thursday is singularly
barren of interest and affords practically no key to the legislative intentions of the government. It
promises certain amendment bills, a
settlement with the owners of the
dyked lands on the Fraser river, and
mentions the desirability of railroad
construction. The only announcement of general interest in the
Speech is that for the first time in
many years the public accounts show
a balance of revenue over expenditure. This announcement was anticipated, but it is satisfactory to have
official confirmation of the good
jiews. When the present administration took office thc finances of the
province were in a very bad condition and Mr. McBride and his colleagues, more especially the Minister
of Finance, are to be congratulated
-on the success of their efforts to
make ends meet.
The reference in the Speech to
railway construction is disappointing
to many people, who hoped for an.
announcement of a more definite
■character, but it is clear either that
the Premier prefers to await an opportunity of personally informing the
House of the government's railway
policy or that negotiations have not
yet reached the stage at which they
can advantageously be made public.
That considerable railway business
will be transacted by the Legislature
during the session is certain. *
The renewed activity in the mining districts, the satisfactory conditions existing in the agricultural
industry and the general prosperity
of the province are noted in the
Speech, but there practically is nothing contained in it of a debateahle
character, and honorable members
will have to find texts outside of the
Speech for the debate on the Address in reply.
Quite a strong feeling exists in the
city against the terms of the tentative agreement entered into between
the city council and the B. C. Electric Railway Company. The tone of
the daily newspapers also is hostile,
and it is possible that the proposal
will-be dropped.
In our opinion tbe objectors to
the contract hnve come to a decision
too hastily nnd have not given the
matter the careful consideration it
Esquimalt Waterworks Company has
certain rights to the water of Gold-
stream which, it appears, can be acquired one way or another by the
city. From the Esquimalt Company
the Electric Railway Company hold
by agreement for a period of 33
years exclusive right to this water
for power purposes. In considering
the possibilities of Goldstream as the
source of a new waterworks system
for Victoria the municipal authorities quite naturally took into consideration the position of the Electric Railway Company as a big customer. It happens that the railway
company is dissatisfied with the
terms on which water is obtained
from the Esquimalt waterworks, and
recently secured certain water rights
on the Koksilah river and Shawnigan lake with a view to taking only
the minimum amount of water from
the Esquimalt Waterworks Company
allowed by the agreement, and obtaining the balance of the water required for power purposes from
Koksilah or Shawnigan lake. By the
terms of the tentative agreement between the city council and the railway company the council retains the
railway companv as a customer for
the new city waterworks on these
terms: the company to have sole
right to the water for power purposes and the company to take all
the water they require from the
city's waterworks.
Herein is created the "monopoly"
which so worries many estimable
citizens and has caused so much perturbation in the editorial sanctums
of the Times and the Colonist. It
is a monopoly of a sort, but only if
it is a fact that no other water power
is available for possible competitors.
Moreover, there is a time limit to
the monopoly as the contract lasts
only for 25 years.
The main points to consider are.
whether it is not worth while to give
the Electric Railway something in
return for securing it as a large customer for the city's water, and if
this is worth while, whether the
tentative agreement gives too much.
Clause 17 of the agreement binds
the city not to "dispose of any of
the waters of Goldstream to any
person or persons, corporation, or
body politic (other than the company) for the generation of electricity or electric power for the purpose of sale." That is the price we
are asked to pay for securing the
railway company's custom at rates
which will assist materially towards
meeting the annual bill for interest
on the money borrowed for the new
civic waterworks. If the railway company goes elsewhere for its water
tlie city could hardly undertake the
Goldstream project, but if it did who
would take the place of the railway
company and buy water power? N°
competitor with the railway company
for the supply of electric power and
light is in sight, and it is not likely
that any competitor will appear on
the scene for some time to come.
Many people have in view the possibility of the city going into the business" of supplying power and light,
but tliere is no immediate prospect of
this, and in any event this particular
branch of municipal ownership is not
always a success. .
Before deciding finally against the
proposed agreement, citizens should
consider the matter carefully nnd not
be unduly alarmed by the word
" monopoly." The problem of the
city water supply is a difficult one
to solve, and we prefer to await the
report on the subject by the expert
who is now investigating before expressing a final opinion in the premises. It may be after all that an
adequate supply of water is available
without the expenditure of the large!
amount of money involved in the1
Goldstream project, nnd that this
much debated "agreement" may remain "tentative" to the end of the
It is entartnining to note the assumed terror of the Victoria Times
and other organs of thc Liberal
party of British Columbia at the
position held by the Socialist members in the local Legislature. It is
said, without justification by fact,
that Mr. Hawthornthwaite and his
friends are in n position to "dominate" the government and all sorts
of dreadful possibilities arising from
We bold no brief for 'he Electric j this state of nffnirs are hinted at.
Railway Companv or for any other The Times really should be more incorporation in the countrv. but. wc | fo-dnte in regard to Socialism. The
consider that if reasonable objec-1 orinciples of Socialism arejiot in
tion   mny be tnknn to some of the 	
ter. If Socialism is a bogy to the
editor of the Times he ought to follow the wise course in regard to all
bogies—investigate it. At close
quarters it will not be found a very
fearsome sort of,bogy. Many of us
may not like Socialism or want to
live in a Socialistic State; still it
seems to be coming and some day it
is likely to arrive. The great trusts
and combines in America appear to
be the last development of the capitalistic system.
The Colonist is very uneasy because the Ontario newspapers refer
to the Northwest Territories as
"the West," to the exclusion of
British Columbia. "Even if there
were no particular prejudice to us
in the habit, it tends to perpetuate
a grave geographical inaccuracy, and
for that reason should cease," says
the Colonist. But is it inaccurate
to speak of the Territories as "the
West"? Certainly that portion of
Canada is "the West" to the people
of Quebec, Ontario and the Maritime Provinces, and British Columbia
is British Columbia, or the "Pacific"
province. The use of such general
terms as "the East," "the West,"
the "North" and "the South" is
popular throughout this continent,
and can hardly be held to involve the
question of geographical accuracy.
Take, for instance, the American
"Middle West," This is clearly inaccurate, in fact meaningless from a
geographical point of view, but it
is useful as a general term and
everybody knows what it means. The
term "Northwest Territories," inasmuch as it excludes British Columbia, is quite as inaccurate geographically as is "the West" applied to
the same country. The fact is that,
transcontinental railways notwithstanding, British Columbia has a peculiar identity of its own, and while
it is politically a part of Canada, it
is, by reason of its varied resources,
its distance from the centre of government, and the different character
of its people, with Canada but not
of it. :!
porators' solicitor, that the matter
would be taken up on the return of
the attorney-general, on January 10.
Since that time we have received no
news from Victoria.—Enderby Edenograph.
Blessings of Liberalism.
According to some Eastern Liberal
journals which attribute the abundant
harvest, the increase of population,
and all marks of progress of the last
few years, to the wisdom of the Liberal administration, we may now expect that the sun wlil shine as heretofore on Canada, with the exception
of Ontario, which has renounced Liberalism.—Ymir Mirror.
We are in receipt of a special midwinter number issued by the Phoenix
Pioneer. This is a very handsome
publication, containing a number of
illustrations and a well-written description of the mining and smelting
industry of the Boundary district.
A Strange Quest.
About this time the McBride government is looking for trouble.—Vancouver World.
Slow But Sure.
The Ledge this week installed one
of the oldest but most reliable printing presses in the world. It easily
prints the entire edition in nine
hours.—Fernie Ledge;
Waterworks Contract.
If the city has the absolute right
to take water from whatever source
it finds the most available, why should
it abrogate that right in the interests
or to serve the convenience of any
private individual or corporation?
The Esquimalt Water Company has
rights which must be respected, but
if those rights stand in the way of
the public health and the general
well-being of the community, they
merely become a subject for arbitration or expropriation.—Victoria Colonist.
Dirty Piece of Work.
We learn that a petition is being
circulated and signed by many voters
in Kaslo asking the Dominion government to reinstate Sain Green as
postmaster. He has efficiently managed the postoffice there to the satisfaction of all people for the past
14 years. Recently he was dismissed on the trumped up charge that he
allowed others into the building during office hours to check up the absentee voters in the late campaign.
It is reported that this charge was
instigated by a twice-defeated Liberal candidate for the provincial
House and an old renegade sorehead
Conservative, who left the party for
the party's good. The dirty piece
of work appears to be engineered for
revenge, in which an innocent party
is made to suffer, while the charge
itself is absolutely untrue.—Sandon
comes south from the Grand Trunk
or Canada Northern lines will come
over the Island railway, and certainly building the line north from Wellington will open up a rich country.
The demand for coal will be greater.
It is natural to expect that the C. j
P.R., having plenty of money to in-j
vest in paying propositions, will con-1
struct large coal bunkers at, perhaps, i
Esquimalt, so as to have coal con-f
venient   for their own fleet.—Ladysmith Ledger.
Editorial Chat
■>»»»»«>»»»»»»»♦«>«>»»♦»»»**>«>« i
Legislative Duties.
Now the legislator packs his dress
suit case and hies him to Victoria,
where he takes on that anti-corporation look. But why the dsess suit?—
Vancouver World.
Alas, 'Tie True!
One of the hardest things to find
in this world is a friend   who isn't
hard up at the same time yon arc-
Grand Forks Sun.
Who Told Him?
It is now practicallv certain that
Senator Templeman will be the next
lieutenant-governor of British Columbia; nnd the appointment will
prove a most popular one.—Grand
Forks Sun.
Not in Arizona.
It does not pay to flash a gun and
shoot out the lights in Cranbrook. In
that burg David Crane came into the
Manitoba hotel a few evenings ago,
found two of his friends in a hot dispute, and to quiet affairs he fired the
contents of his revolver through the
window, and scared the crowd to a
white pallor. Dave was run in and
it cost him n week's liberty, the loss
of his job, and $30 for thinking that
Cranbrook' was like Arizona.—Fernie
Victoria and the Exhibition.
A delegation is to visit Victoria to
ask that the exhibition association
there join in promoting the success
of this great event. No doubt the
response will be of the most cordial
character; as nearly every visitor
drawn from a distance to the exhibition at New Westminster will extend
his journey to Victoria to see the
beauty spot of British Columbia before retracing his steps to the East,
it may happen easily that the substantial profit to Victoria from this
exhibition will be greater than that
to the city in which it is held, and
realizing this no doubt our neighbor will do what she can to lighten
the burden of management.—New
Westminster Columbian.
Profitable for Canners.
Tliere is official confirmation of
the report that the canners' demand
for the entire prohibition of fishing in 1906 and 1908 has been
granted. This is easily worth to
them fifty cents a case on the
pack of a million cases expected to
be put up this year. There is half
a million dollars quick profit to a
few canners, taken out of the pockets
of the fishermen arbitrarily deprived
of their living. There is a year in
Which to work to secure the cancellation of this act of oppression,
nnd no time should be lost in getting to work with this end in view.—
New Westminster Columbian.
the least nlarming. For years past
some of these principles hnve hnd nn
abiding plncc in the stntute hooks
>f Grent Britain. Franco, Australia
nnd other countries, nnd Canadn
inadequate and something hns to he! would be n grent deal better off for
done promptly to improve it.    The, i few measures of Socialistic charnc-
terms of this agreement tho scheme
on the whole is not altogether   disadvantageous to the city.
Victoria's present water supply is
...  aaajrav   *
A Kick From Enderby.
The citizens of Enderby nre in a
state of much uncertainty nnd n-rcat
lissatisfaction at the action, or rather
non-action, of the, government at Vic-
'orin in the mntter of township in-
'orporation for Enderby. Thev nre
beginning to ask whnt kind of w>li-
icnl legerdemain wo are havinc palm-
id off on us. On the first of January
we were informed, through the incor-
The Island Hallway.
While we do not share in the exuberance of Victorians where the
purchase of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo railway is looked on as making Victoria via a short ferry-line
ns the real terminus of the C.P.R.,
we are inclined to the belief that
Ladysmith and other Island towns
will be greatly benefited by the acquirement of the line. The north
end of Vancouver Island offersj a
great field for enterprise. It will be
at least four or five yenrs before
either the Grand Trunk or the Cnnndn Northern can reach the West
Coast with nn overlnnd line. It is
natural to expect, that the C.P.R.
will lovingly greet at a northern terminal city on Vancouver Islnnd the
traveller who drops off nt the end
of cither of the railway lines at any
time. Running rights over the C.
P.R. mny he ncquired, or possiW- nn
independent line constructed, but a
very large share of tho business thnt
The prize for the " Who and |
Why" competition this week is a-
warded to Mrs. S. Roye, Albert Head.
Her reply is "The City Librarian,1
because I could lay Hands on the1
best books, "c
• •   •
I sympathize with a writer in the!
London Daily Chronicle who objects]
to what he calls the 'potted phrases'
which the reader of newspapers canj
never escape.    One never reads an
account of a railway accident from I
the lips of the "badly shaken" pass-1
enger without finding that '' all went!
well until"—the    thing    happened. (
The most abused phrases in British j
Columbia are "in connection with" j
and "along these lines"—sure signs j
of literary incapacity.   But perhaps
the most maddening of these "potted '
phrases" is "the rash act."    You7
will read  how Mr.  Smith or    Mr.
Brown sat down and wrote severe''
long letters to  his relatives.    How
he had with great care arranged his
affairs.   How, with the utmost deliberation, he purchased poison, a revolver, a new razor and a ball of twine.
How he sent his family away for a
holiday, went to his room, and con- j
scientiously poisoned, strangled, slic-1
ed, or shot himself.   "No reason,"
runs the inevitable comment, "is assigned for the    "rash act"—which
was as deliberate as the movement
of the Rhone glacier.
• •   •
The decision of the Superintendent
of Education to   remove "Evangeline" from the list of works prescribe \
ed for high school use has aroused*
adverse criticism all over    Canada!
That Longfellow's beautiful noem isF
tainted with anti-British spirit, audi
that it is faulty in construction are]
the reasons given for this decision.
But really it must; be a very delicate ^
sort of loyalty that would be hurt
by "Evangeline."
• •   •
A reader of The Week on Galiano'
Island writes to say that in his opinion   Miss   Agnes   Deans   Cameron
"begged the question" in her'article
in favor of mixed schools.   My correspondent says that mixed schools I
may be all right for very young chil- ]
dren or in primitive communities, but,
that in larger centres of population
where there   are sure to be   black |
sheep about the sexes should be kept
separate.   "One bad boy," he says,
"can set the pace for half a hundred
boys in a school." ,
• •   •
Mr. H. Rider Haggard has written a gardening book, "A Gardener's
Year" it is called.   The difficulty of ']
writing familiarly about precise gardening is illustrated when Mr. Rider
Haggard introduces us day after day
to his orchid-house3, using such terribly-variant plural forms as "An-
thuriums   Scherzeriannm,"    "Cyms I
Lowianum," and "C. Insignes," in j
describing his favorites. Apart, however, from from these inevitable little '
shortcomings "A Gardener's Year"
is one of the  most informing and
readable books on gardening which
have been published for a long time.
Its great virtue is that it tells us
in interesting language why so many
efforts fail and why some succeed.  It,
is somewhat speculative at times, as
for instance, the following, suggested
by a burning rubbish heap: "The
curious thing is that soil is evidently
itself inflammable. Whv. then, does
not the whole earth take fire from
the glowing heart within? Perhaps
after nil, our globe is nothing but a
garden heap on a large scale, through
which the flame is ever eating outwards. If so, when it gets to the
surface the end will come as prophesied, nnd without the assistance
of any colliding stnrs or comets."
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup,
Pickles and Sauce are condiments
that should be in every house. Price I
and quality second to none. THE WEEK, SATURDAY. FEB. tf, 1908
Mixed vs. Separate Schools.
1 Scutator" Contends That nixed Schools Are Undesirable on floral and
Practical Grounds—liffecis on Character of  Boys and Girls   A
Reply to fliss Agnes Deans Cameron.
'Male and Female Created He Them."—The Bible.
Editor, The Week-.--At the close
"'of her interesting defense of the system of "mixed schools," printed in
1 The Week of January 28, Miss Agnes
tDeans Cameron propounds this:
Has studying in the same room '
with their brothers been injurious to the women of Canada,
and is a Canadian man any the
worse for having had girls for
his classmates for many years?
The co-education has had an influence on the character of both
the men and the wotrfen is undeniable. Has that influence been
for good or for evil? The inquiry is an important one.
In endeavoring to place before the
Lreaders of this paper my views on
[the snbject,I would have preferred not
}to have been asked to face a proposition of so direct a character, the
[reply to which, if suitable to my
(argument, might offend many peo-
fple who are more sensitive to criti-
leism than open to conviction. More-
[over, it clearly is a difficult ques-
| tion to answer. Canadians as a people are of very recent creation. It
) is difficult to assign to them any peculiar characteristics. The French-
pCanadian, possibly, is more or less
[distinct; the Scotch-Canadian, as
[he exists in Ontario or the West, has
[no characteristics which Scots do
[not possess in greater or lesser de-
Lgrefi, and the English-Canadian is
[an Englishman, slightly altered by
environment. But Miss Cameron,
Junintentionally, I think, suggests her
Fown answer to the proposition in
It hose words:
Two or three generations ago,
the only schools in Canada were
the mixed schools, the. little old
red school houses of our grandfathers and grandmothers.
Through pine woods and maple
'\ clearings, carrying their lunches
fin tin bucket and checked hanky
did grandfather and grandmother trudge. They drank from the
same dipper and thumbed the
same spelling book. Did their
lives lack romance? Have we,
with all our modem methods,
our clay modelling and paper
folding, our domestic science and
"nature lessons" (?) evolved a
race which mentally, morally or
physically is worthy to tie their
shoe strings?
I cannot say. Speaking generally,
.should think that the descendants
If pioneers for two or three generations are not up to the physical or
Lira) standards of the pioneers. The
trennous and wholesome pioneering
Ife is succeeded by more comfortable and less exacting conditions,
pud the descendants of the pioneers,
phile they gain probably in culture,
list some of the sterling qualities
which we admire in their hardy for-
lenrs. The grandson of the dauntless man who wrnnp "old from the
■reeks of Cariboo is likely to be
Round in creased trousers and with
juried hair adding up figures in a
rierchant's office in Victoria.
But to keep to the text. I want
Jo point out that there are three
iistinct considerations involved in
fli is important question of mixed vs.
leparate schools. There is the moral
Iffcct; the character effect, and the
practical effect of education itself.
Miss Cameron, I notice, makes a
Ireat deal of what she calls the na-
piral plan. "It is natural," she
ays, "for boys and girls to walk to-
|>ther and talk together, to work toother and play together." I am not
lire that Miss Cameron is right in
lint. It is not the custom, al nil
Lents, among people living in a
1 natural state"—so-called snvnges.
lean recollect, also, thai in my
thool days ray companions and I
fd not in the least want to walk or
Ik or play wih girls. I am afraid
Int. wc regarded girls, in that nn-
Igeneratc period of our lives, ns be-
jg useless and tiresome; it was n
(bother" to hnve to talk or piny
litli them. I am referring, of
Inrse, to the middle portion of boy-
|nd. from, say, nine yenrs of age
sixteen. After sixteen some of
reluctantly changed our attitude
Ll became involved in very inno-
lit hut none the less absorbing
live affairs" with members of the
other sex. These love affairs did not
go very far; perhaps to the length
of smuggling "billets doux" to the
objects of our affection, who rarely
responded beyond perhaps a modestly approving glance in passing. This
sort of thing may be included in
what Miss Cameron calls "silliness,"
and which she says does not occur
so much among children attending
mixed schools. I do not think it
silly myself. I think it is rather
charming. But it is greatly discouraged in English schools, as a boy
who is discovered to be "mashed on
a girl" is unmercifully chaffed by
his comrades, who consider him
"soft." Thc school girls in England view "mere boys," who are apt
to be shy and awkward in their society, with about the same amount
of mild contempt as the boys view
the girls. If they indulge in girlish
dreams about any member of the
other sex, the object is almost sure
to be a man and not an immature
whelp. Is that state of affairs better than that obtaining in this
country where boys and girls "talk
and walk" together, in all places and
at all seasons, and often at night?
I think it a great deal better.
Why? Because there should be no
close relations established between
the sexes prior to maturity. The
average boy of fifteen, sixteen or
seventeen has no more moral sense
than a savage. Of course, people will
protest against any such statement,
but what is the use of hiding behind
conventional hypocrisies? The average girl of the same nge, on the co-
trnry. has fine moral qualities, but
very little self-control. To allow
these two sorts of humans nil kinds
of free intercourse together seems to
rae a folly so stupendous that I never
see these young people hunting in
couples in town and out of it without
mentally condemning parents for
cruel indifference to the welfare of
then- daughters. Every now and
again there is n scandal nnd n temporary awakening; then things go
back to where they were. But these
public scandals, which have been occurring; with considerable frequency
in Vancouver and Victoria of late
do not. indicate the amount of wrongdoing except by inference. For every
sinner discovered there are many
whose sins remain secret. There is*
one way in which young people can
be kept in the narrow path for
sure; that is hy giving them no opportunity to step off it. Of course,
this trouble is not confined to British
Columbia. Judging from what I
liptir nnd rend in the newspapers, it
is as bad or worse in Ontario, andi
certainly worse in thc states of Wash,
ington and. California, where similar
conditions prevail.
So much for the moral side of the
question. I shall not refer to it
again, but 1 ask those interested and
who may be inclined to "pooh-
pooh" my objection, to ask themselves frankly: Is the moral standard
among our young people what it
should and could be, and if not, may
not some of the trouble be traceable
to the intimate relations between the
sexes established at school?
I now come to the consideration of
the effect of co-education on character. Miss Cameron says that the
girls make the boys "courteous nnd
well-groomed." I do not think that
young Canadians are noticeably
either the one or the other. There
is a tendency towards "girliness" in
some of the hoys, noticeable in the
grent amount of trouble given to the
preservation of long locks of hair,
which, I nm sure would be the cause
op much physical pain to the bids in
j any European schools except perhaps in those of France. I think that
; niiy tendency towards personal ein-
| I'i'llislimeiit in a young boy is a very
I bad sign. He ought to think more
of athletic sports thnn the cut of his
font, nnd ought to prefer u ramble
in the country to loafing in the
streets. I much prefer him dirty
nnd torn to carefully combed nnd
oiled. So long ns a boy is n natural
snvnge, he is nil right nnd gives
promise of fine manhood, but if he
is "well-groomed" it is ten to one
lie is decadent. To he honest, in
this mntter of character, I do not
think the girls suffer much by being
thrown into contnet dnily with hoys.
It may detract from their respect for
mankind; I do not know. Canadian
and American girls, compared to girls
of the countries of Europe, are independent and, truth to tell somewhat selfish. They like to have "a
good time," and they prefer men,
either as husbands or lovers, who can
afford to pay the piper. I am not
sure that there is much of the finer
sentiment between the sexes in this
country. It seems to be a little blunted. A girl is apt to marry a man
because he can give her social position a comfortable home, pretty
dresses and other absurd things that
of course are not to be compared
with the happiness of real love, which
is entirely self-forgetful. I must
here take issue with Miss Cameron,
in her position that co-education is
a good thing for the marriage state.'
She very truly says that "as a rule
girls are better at the so-called
'English' subjects—literature, grammar, composition—than boys are;
perhaps, speaking broadly, boys are
more apt at mathematics.'' This difference in aptitude for certain
branches of education should not be
used, as she suggests, to assist in
drilling unwelcome knowledge into
either sex. It is quite absurd, in my
opinion, to endeavor to train the
feminine and masculine intellects
into the same shape. Apart altogether from educational causes the
brain of a woman does not work in
the same way as the brain of the
man. The Almighty created man
and woman somewhat differently
mentally; it is bad business to try
and improve upon the plan. With a
few exceptions—which only prove
the rule—a woman with a masculine
intellect is an imperfect woman. It
is in this difference that is found the
chief happiness of married life. It
has been held by moralists that
women are what the men make them,
and that men endeavor to live up to
the standard required of them by
women. I entirely agree with the
proposition. The one thing absolutely needful in woman is virtue, and
in man, honor. Students of human
character know that many of the best
womeu lack the Sense of honor,
which if absent in a man leaves him
of all creatures the most contemptible. To the different sexes belong
different  virtues—and  faults.
It is quite right that a girl should
be educated more in the direction of
"accomplishments," music, fine
needle work, painting (cookery, if you
will) and that her future huband
should be taught subjects more useful in enabling him to keep a roof
over her head. A sensible man—
what the boy thinks is of no matter
—much prefers a woman who hns
these accomplishments, which make
for happiness in the home, to one
who can read Latin with him or
solve mathematical problems as an
after-dinner recreation. The woman
also is likely to get more satisfaction out of music and art than out of
trigonometry. Miss Cameron pleads
that "It needs no seer to realize
that when the boys and girls so educated (separately and, to a great extent, in separate subjects,) became
men and women and joined their
lives in marriage, that there is no
common ground of intellectual culture
mi which to meet." I do not think
n seer would realize anything of the
kind. Education consists not alone
in the acquisition of certain knowledge, as for instance how to piny
Wagner's music, but also in the education of the brain so that it. can
appreciate thnt music when plnyed.
The greater part of education is designed to develop mental power, not
to restrict intellectual interest to
such subjects ns Latin, Greek and
mathematics—which most people forget nil nbout a few years after leaving school or university. I am quite
sure thnt very few men who have
been well educated could "parse a
sentence" for instance, although
they can write and talk grammatically. The object attained, the means
by which it is attained, education, is
left behind in the dusty corners of
the memory. I do not think that
men and women, in living together,
will miss any "common ground of
intellectual culture on which to
meet," because the women have
studied music and modern languages
in their youth, and the men have
barely glanced nt such subjects. Tlie
most interesting study of the lot is
the study of ench other nnd of mankind generally, and the "common
ground of intellectual culture on
which they meet" is most often the
discussion of the latest opera or
novel, the problem of "Whnt shall
we do with Bobby, when he grows
up?" and "Where shall we go for
our summer holidav"? What, is required is not a "common intellecti!"'
ground" of any sort,   but   mutual
sympathy and respect.
For the development of the best
sort of character in boys and girls,
I think that they should be educated
separately; the boys taught by men
after the age of nine years and subject to school discipline without any
parental interference and "mollycoddling." The girls should be educated at home whenever possible. But
I do not think that, as Miss Cameron suggests humorously, the girl-
babies should be born in one family
and the boy-babies in another. A
girl who has brothers is much nicer
than a girl who has none. But other girls' brothers are a different
proposition! A boy, too, is better
off for having sisters, but he ought
at sixteen to prefer baseball to firta-
tion with the sisters of other boys.
Out of the whelp, liable to mud,
hating "being kept indoors," healthily indifferent to feminine society
cometh a brave, honorable man a*
often as not, but out of the "courteous, well-groomed" boy too often
cometh a selfish, vicious person with
a large stomach and a bald patch on
his head at thirty, and with a talent
for "deals" on the principle of
"heads, I win; and tails, you lose."
In what I have said already I have
practically suggested my arguments
in regard to the third section of my
text, the practical question of education. The boys of our country,
educated mostly at the public expense, do not require to know some
of the things that for the common
good should be taught to girls. But
they do require to know what will
help them to lead useful lives. They
should be taught the rudiments of
mathematics, how to talk and write
English, and they should be taught
discipline. The presence of girls in
the class-room will by no means assist in these things, rather otherwise. The girls' studies might well
be directed more towards literature,
music, and especially household science.
In conclusion, there is one result
of this system of co-education that
I wish to emphasize. It can clearly
be seen all over the North American
continent. It is that girls are entering more nnd more into competition with men in every walk of life,
with the inevitable consequence that
wages decline and that men are unable to marry and support wives and
families. As a consequence men begin to see in women not helpmeets
but rivals in the battle of life; the
sense of chivalry is vanishing, and,
in my humble opinion, a great and
growing danger threatens the very
foudation of our social system,
the family and the home. '
(Written for the Week.)
A scrap of scented paper,
With Cupid's sweet design,
A dart-pierced heart, and this—
"To my dear Valentine."
Close to my lips I press it,
Then clasp to heart of mine;
For 'tis not merely paper;
It is my Valentine,
Love's transubstinitiation
Has changed, Oh bliss divine.
This perfumed fragile symbol
Into my Valentine.
Oh Love, let Cupid's arrow
Unite my heart and thine,
Then shall each be for ever
Thc other's Valentine.
—Donald A. Fraser.
"There arc two occasions when a
drunken man pulls himself together—
one is when he sees a constable, and
the other is when he goes to get a
drink at a public house." So said a
London   magistrate   the   other   day.
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Oct. ist, Assembly Hall, Fort St.
Monday afternoon, children's fancy
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Monday evening, beginners classes.
Tuesday evening, Cotillon club.
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PHONE   B81 X       Social News and   GJssip      i
Miss Lucy Goward Married to Engineer Lieut. Edwin Cole, R.N.     I
On Tuesday afternoon at half past
2 o'clock Miss Lucy Muriel, youngest daughter of Mr. Henry Goward,
M.A.,LL.B., of "Rockwood," Victoria, was married to Engineer Lieut.
Edwin Cole, R.N., of H.M.S. Bonaventure. The Rev. Canon Beanlands
performed the ceremony, and was
assisted by the Rev. S. Anderson,
R.N. Only the relatives of the family were present at Christ Church
Cathedral, where the marriage took
place, but a large number of friends
were invited to "Rockwood," where
a reception was held from three to
six p.m.
The bride's wedding gown was of
the purest white satin, with bertha
and yoke of beautiful duchesse lace.
The delicate bridal veil was caught
up with sprays of orange blossoms
and white roses, while the bride carried a lovely shower bouquet of white
carnations and ferns. After the ceremony at the church, the bridal party
repaired to the bride's home, wherie
a host of friends eagerly awaited the
return of the newly wedded pair to
offer congratulations and good
wishes. I
The house was beautifully decorated; with flowers and ferns, the effect being a mass of green and gold.
Large clusters of yellow gold daffodils were artistically arranged amid
hangings of ivy green and ferns. A
sumptuous wedding feast was enjoyed, accompanied by the usual
speeches, toasts, etc.   ,
Miss Goward, sister of the bride,
received in a smart gown of pale
green voile with white trimmings and
lace. She was assisted by Mrs. A.
T. Goward, and Mrs. H. A. Goward.
The former wore a beautiful dress of
tan colored soft silk, with girdle and
garnitures of pale blue velvet and
white lace. Mrs. H. A. Goward, wife
of the bride's youngest brother, looked very smart in a dainty white voile
gown, with large black picture hat
and white fox furs.
Among the smartly gowned guests
were noticed Miss M. Beale, who
wore a pretty grey dress; Mrs. Goodrich) in black voile with white trimmings; Mrs. H. Robertson, a beautiful cream colored gown with large
hat to match; Mrs. H. Abbott, very
smart in black; Mrs. C. Rhodes, a
blue gown with rich furs: Mrs. H.
Pooley, becomingly gowned in black
smart frock of pale bine cloth with
with large black hat; Miss Poolev. a
frock of pale blue cloth with black
velvet trimmings, and large blue hat
with Mack plume; Mrs. A. Stuart
Robertson, dark blue cloth gown with
burnt orange velvet trimmings and
smart hat to match; Mrs. Janion, in
black; Mrs. Poff, a smart tweed costume with dark red velvet hat and
bird of paradise plume; Mi's. Keefer,
in white and Mi's. Burton, in a cream
crepe gown over pale pink silk.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole are spending
their honeymoon in the country prior
to leaving for England.
Following is the list of wedding
presents received by the haniw pair:
Mr. Goward silver gravy spoon
and books; the Misses Goward. silver
entree dishes: Mr. B. G. Goward, and
Miss M. Beale silver egg stand and
tonst rack; Mr. and Mrs, A, T, Coward silver tray, tea and coffee pots:
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Goward. real
duchesse lace: Mr. nnd Mrs. Toller,
silver and oak butter dish: Commodore and Mrs. Goodrich silver salt
cellars; wardroom officers of H.M.S.
Bonaventure, cases of silver nnd
pearl fruit, knives and forks and fish
slice and fork; engine room staff of
H.M.S. Bonaventure, case of silver
salt cellars, mustard and pepper pots:
Capt. and Mrs. Parry, silver pepper
pots: Mr. Blaekler, R.N. silver egg
stand; Mrs. and Miss Baiss. silk-
drape; Mi's. Beale. silver dessert
spoons: Mrs. Roale, art silk cloth.
Victoria photos; Mr. 0'Farrell ease
of silver teaspoons: Dr. and Mrs.
Nelson, silver salt cellars; Mrs. and
thc Misses Macrae, silver salt cellars; Mr .Alexis Martin, Wedgewood
jug: Mr. Clifford Little, cut trlass and
silver scent bottle, Mr. and Mrs. C.
Kent, silver topped pomade pots:
Mr. Leverson. brass photo frame:
Mr. and Mrs. BnntzoU, silver lion
bon dish; Mr. and Mrs. Mess, vase;
Mr. nnd Mrs. Burton, silver serviette rings: Mr. Colley. travelling
clock: Mr. S; Pitts, gold ami enamel
brooch; Miss M. Pitts, burnt leather
tnhle centre; Mrs. and the Misses
Lucas, silver filagree scent   bottles:
Miss Hardie, cut glass dish; Mr. and
Mrs. McKilligan, silver salt cellars;
Miss Walker, silk opera bag; Miss
Brownrigg, silver photo frame, Mrs.
P. T. Johnson hand-painted bag; Mr.
and Mrs. Genge silver tea spoons;
Mrs. and the Misses Kitto, vase;
Mrs. James Dunsmuir, silver bon bon
dish; Miss F. Macrae, gold and pearl
brooch; Mrs. Archer Martin, real
lace handkerchief; Misses L. and A.
Angus, painted leather sachets; Miss
I. Powell, silver bon bon dish; the
Misses Carr, hand painted candle>
sticks; the Misses Galletly, silver
calendar; Mr. and Mrs. Lineham cut
glass and silver puff box; Mr. and
Mrs. G. H. Barnard, Devon • vase;
Miss W°°dward, painting; Mr. and
Mrs. Loveland, picture; Mrs. Langley, hand painted doilies; Mrs. Flumerfelt, vase; Mrs. Watkis, handkerchief sachet; Mrs. and Miss Gowen,
sugar sifter; Mrs. and Miss S. Wilson, anchor brooch; the Misses Harvey, leather hand bag; Miss A. Harvey, Russia leather card case; Mr.
and Mrs. Carow-Gibson silver-topped
ink bottle; Mrs. Day, Whittier's
poems; Mr. A. J. C. Galletly, case
of silver forks; Mrs. Henshall, silver
jam spoon; Mr. Solomon, oak and
silver tray; Commander and Mrs.
Thorpe-Doubble, silver and ivory paper knife; Mrs. H. Toller, silk table
centre: Miss McKeand, cut glass
cleam jug; Mr. and Mrs. E. Wootton,
two paintings; Mr. and Mrs. Stuart
Robertson, candlesticks; Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Church, cut glass and silver case; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rob-
Johnson, the Misses Monteith, Miss
A. Bell and the Messrs. Bell, Mr. R.
Monteith, Col. Gregory, the Messrs.
Stiles, Poff, McDonald, P. Keefer, B.
Prior, F. Hanington, E. P. Colley,
Mr. B. Ewart, W. Irving, H. Gillespie, Forsyth, D. Hanington, J. Law-
son, Gaudin, A. Gore, Geary, Yates,
Blaekler, C. Usborne and J. A. Raymur.
* *   »
It is officially announced that H.
M.S. Shearwater arrives back at Esquimalt on the 18th inst.
* *   •
A very pretty little fancy dress
dance was given, in the A. 0. U. W.
Hall on Friday evening, the 3rd inst.,
by a number of the pupils belonging
to Mrs. Lester's afternoon class. The
floor was in excellent condition and
the music splendid. No. 8 dance on
the programme was the "Moonlight
Waltz," a novelty which delighted
the young people. Among the pretty costumes noticed were those worn
by Miss M. Little, as Marie Antion-
ette, Miss D. Lester as a pretty red
poppy, the Misses K. and M. Dunsmuir. in dainty white silk frocks,
Miss N. Combe as a pretty tamborine
girl, Miss Phyllis Eberts, who wore
a smart black gown. Miss N. Moresby
was becomingly gowned in a dainty
creation of pale pink nuns' veiling.
Miss B. Gaudin looked chic in a pretty white tarletan frock trimmed with
rare old lace. Miss Lorna Eberts
was in white silk, Miss Violet Drake
wore a pretty gown of grey net with
burnt orange trimmings, and Miss
Florence Drake wore black; Miss
N. Heyland looked smart in
white, and pale hlue. Miss Irving
wore a "Dolly Varden" costume.
Mr. B. Prior went as a cowboy; Mr.
D. Bullen as "Flour Sacks," and Mr.
Bowes Says
OOD LIVER OIL makes rich blood
and keeps chilly people warm. An excellent winter tonic for yonng o, old.
Gives nervous tone and increases the
08 Government Street, near Yates St.
ertson, Japanese coffee cups; Mr.
and Mrs. H. Pooley, cut glass dish;
Mr. and Mrs. J. Raymur, copper card
tray; Mr. and Mr3. J. W. Laing, vase;
Mrs. and Miss Lawson, silver teaspoons; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Robertson, silver spoon; Bishop and Mrs.
Perrin, silver pencil; Canon Beanlands, prayer book; Mr. and Mrs. G.
Phillips, book of songs; Mr. E. Beale,
silver sugar tongs; Mrs. and Miss
Mara, silver button hook; Captain E.
Clarke, oak and silver butter dish.
*   *   «
Mrs. I). R. Ker of Yates street invited a number- of her friends to a
delightful little tea on Tuesday afternoon,    given  in    honor of    her
guest, Miss Salsbury of Vancouver.
The tea table was prettily arranged
with  beautiful   yellow  jonquils  and
maiden hair fern ,and ivas laden with
all kinds of dainty sweets, so much
appreciated by the fair sex.   Among
I the ladies present were Mrs. A. Coles,
I Miss C. Hall, Mrs. A. Stuart Rob-
j ertson,  the   Misses Butchards, Miss
'Nellie Todd, Mrs. C. T. Todd, Mrs.
Brett, Mrs. A. G. Smith, Mrs. Gibb.
| Mrs. 11. Abbott, Miss McTavish, Mrs.
i ('. Rhodes, and Mi's. Joe Wilson.
I •   •   •
|    The   Rev.  TT.  G.  Ficnnes-Clinton.
\ rector of St. James Church, Vancouver, is taking a month's holiday,
i having sailed for Honolulu on the
Miowera on  the 3rd inst.    Ho was
I presented with the ticket for the trip
by his congregation. The rector of
St. James is one«of the most popular
of the Anglican clergy in British
Columbia: he also is distinguished by
being the "highest" churchman of
the province.
*   •   *
Mrs. Troup gave a small dance ut
her beautiful home, "Robleda," on
Belcher street, last Mondav evening.
The drawing rooms were cleared for
the (lancing, and artistic "cosy corners" were arranged with flags. The
music was provided by Miss Heater
and Mr. Fawcett. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. IT. Abbott
Mr. and Mrs. IT. Robertson, Mr. aiv'
Mrs. D. M. Rowrs, Mrs. Bntchard.
the Misses Butclinrd, Miss Irving, the
Misses King, Miss Kane, dipt and
Mrs. Rniihnrv. Cnnt nnd Mrs. Watts
the Misses Devereux, Canon and Mis.j
Beanlands, the Misses Hiekev, Mrs.
Powell and Miss V. Powell, Miss
Todd,   the Misses Drake, Miss   W.
W. Rickman as a clown. Some of
the others present were Miss Main-
waring-Johnson, Mrs. Rowe, Mrs.
Blackwood, Miss Ina Norton, Mr. J.
Keefer, the Misses Blackwood, Mr.
E. P. Colley, Mr. P. Keefer, Miss
Browne, Mr. A. Gore, Mr. R Monteith, the Misses Rickaby, Mr. Cobbett and Miss Cobbett, Mr. J. Law-
son, the Misses Pitts, Mr. Hulton-
Harrop, Master Boyce Combe, Mrs.
Eberts, Mrs. John Irving, also Master Dunsmuir and Miss M. Rome.
•   *   *
His Honor the Lieut.-Governor entertained members of the legislature,
officers of the navy and army, members of the judiciary and the heads
of the departments in the parliament
buildings and other prominent people at the usual dinner which marks
the opening of the Legislature on
Thursday evening. Those invited
were Mr. J. A. Anderson, Mr. J. R.
Anderson, Canon Beanlands, Mr. L.
Blaekler, R.N., Major R. F. Bland,
R.E., Mr. W. J. Bowser, Capt. C. R.
V. Bunbury, R.G.A. Mr. R. J. Brown,
Mr. W. G. Cameron, Rev. Dr. Campbell, the Hon. F. C. Carter-Cotton,
Mr. C. W. D. Clifford, Capt. Cock-
burn, R.G.A., the Lord Bishop of
Columbia, Rt. Rev. Bishop Cridge,
Mr. W. Davidson, Hon. E. Dewdnev,
('apt. B. H. Tyrwhitt Drake, Mr. R.
L. Drury. Mr. Price Ellison, Colonel
English, Mr. J. N. Evans, Mr. Thornton Fell, Mr. (I. S. Fraser, The Hon.
F. J. Fulton, Mr. F. C. Gamble, Mr.
J. F. Garden, Mr. T. Clifford, Commodore J. C. Goodrich, M.V.O., Mr.
W. S. Gore, Mr. R, Grant, The Hon.
R. F. Green, Lieut.-Col. F. B. Gregory, Mr. R. E. Gosnell, Lieut.-Col. J.
A. Hall, Mr. R. Hall, Mr. J. H. Hawthornthwaite, Mr. S. Henderson, Col.
J. G. Holmes, D.O.C.. Mr. J. Houston, Commander A. T. Hunt, The
Hon. Mr. Justice Irving, Col. A. W.
Jones, Mr. IT. Jones, Mr. J. H. King,
Mr. C. Lowenberg, Senator Macdonald. Mr. J. A. Macdonald, Mr. A. IT.
B. Macgowan, The Hon. Mr. Justice
Martin, His Worship tlie Mayor, Mr.
C. W. Munro. Mr. J. Murphv', Mr. 11.
J. S. Miiskett, The Hon. R. McBride.
Mr. A. McDonald. Mr. W. W. R. Mc
Times, Mr. IT. A. McLean, Mr. J. D.
McNiven, Mr. J. Oliver, His Grace
Archbishop Orth. Commander J. F.
Parry, Mr. T. W. Paterson. Lt.-Col.
E. G. Prior Mr. A. C. Reddit, Mr.
W. F. pimert8on, Mr. A. Robinson.
Mr. v.\ R. Ross. Commander H. G.
Sandeman, R.N., Mr. E. 0. S. Scholefield, Mr. L. W. Shatford, Hon. A.
E. Smith, Mr. J. McB. Smith, The
Hon. Mr. Speaker, Mr. H. E. Tanner, The Hon. R. G. Tatlow, Hon.
Senator W. Templeman, Mr. R. F.
Tolmie, Sir C. H. Tupper, K.C.M.G.,
The Hon. Mr. Justice Walkem, Mr.
W. C. Wells, Mr. P. Williams, The
Hon. C. Wilson, Capt. Ridgway-Wil-
son, Lieut.-Col. R. Wright, Mr. H. E.
• •   •
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Roberts have
moved into their pretty new residence on Burdette avenue.
• •   »
The engagement is announced of
Miss May Todd, eldest daughter of
Mrs. J. H. Todd of Johnson street,
to Mr. Hebden Gillespie, eldest son
of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gillespie of
"Highwood," Moss street. The date
of the wedding is not yet fixed.
• » ■■ •
Mrs. Geo. L. Courtnev and two
children left for California (overland) on Thursday night last. They
intend spending the remaining winter months in the sunny South.
• «   *
The Rev. H. H. Gowen of Seattle
will continue his course of lectures
here on Thursday next. The afternoon lecture which takes place at 4
o'clock, will be on Dante as Historian and the City of Florence, his
native place. In the evening of the
same day Mr. Gowen will lecture on
Julius Caesar nt 8:30 sharp. Both
of these lectures will be given in the
drawing room of thc Driard Hotel.
• *   hi
Mr. T. B. Baker, accountant of the
Revelstoke branch of the Imperial
Bank, has been promoted to the management of the branch at Trout Lake
City and Mr. Boultbee, manager at
Trout Lake City, will open up a
branch at Arrowhead. Mr. Jaffrey,
employed in the bank at Strathcona,
Alta, is expected to take Mr. Baker's
place at Revelstoke.
• *   *
Mr. W. L. Germaine, manager of
the British   American Trust   Co.,
Grand Forks,  has been    appointed
general manager with    headquarters
at  Vancouver.
■»   •   •
In Vancouver on Tuesday morning,
Mr. Charles R. Bunting, of this city,
and Miss N. B .Dickinson, daughter
of Mr. Thomas Dickinson of Rexton,
New Brunswick, were united in wedlock. The wedding, which was a
quiet one, took place at Christ
church, Rev. Mr. Owen officiating.
After the ceremony the newly united
couple boarded the steamer Princess
Victoria and left for this city en
route to California. The principals
are widely known and esteemed in
Victoria, the bridegroom having been
born here, while the bride has been
a resident of the city for some time
past. Mr. Bunting is connected with
the well known firm of Messrs. Chal-
loner & Mitchell.
• • •   •
Ross Thompson, the founder of
Rossland, has gone to Tonapah, Nevada, with the object of winning another fortune.
• •   •
A grand concert is announced to be
given on Feb. 28 at the Victorin
theatre in aid of the Soldiers' and
Sailors' Home, under the distinguished patronage of His Honor the Lieut-
General, Commodore and Mi's.
Goodrich, the Premier and Mrs. McBride, His Worship the Mayor and
Mrs. Barnard.
• *   *
Sir Thomas Lipton probably will
visit Victoria next fall. Sir Thomas
has signified his intention of visiting
Portland during the Lewis & Cark
exposition and in all probability will
include  the British  Columbia  coast
cities in his itinerary.
• •   •
Mr. A. J. Hollyer, accountant in
the Bank of Montreal, New Westminster, has been promoted to a higher
position in the bank in this city
The other evening Mr. Hollyer was
made the recipient of a handsome
silver service and an address from
his friends in that city. The presentation was made hy Mr. T. J. Trapp.
who also rend a short address. Mr.
Hollyer, who was quite taken by surprise, responded in a few words,
thanking those interested for the token of their esteem and promising
always to remember the many friends
he had made since he first arrived
in New Westminster. The silver service with which Mr. Hollyer wns pre-
! sentcd by his friends is a very linii'1-
! snme one, and includes n set of sterling silver spoons, all borne on a
chnssed tray. Each piece is to he
engraved with the recipient's monogram, and on the tray will be an
inscription, including the date and
the circumstances under which it was
given. Altogether it makes a most
acceptable  and    valuable    souvenir.
apart from its worth as a memento
of the esteem in which the retiring
accountant of the Bank of Montreal
is held by his friends in the Royal
City. Mr. and Mrs. Hollyer are
musical and have taken part in many
musical undertakings in New Westminster in addition to being members
of the choir of the Anglican Cathedral.
Men generally    buy    their   new
spring hats about the first of March.  '
Th|e new shapes are all here.   We j
are sole agents for the Henry Carter's    at four   dollars.    Finch    & i,
Finch, Government street.
Full line of
Granite and Tinware for Householders.
Telephone 3.   P. O. Box 423.
All kinds of j
Hair Work
Etc., at
Mrs, C,
55 Douglas St.
Victoria Fractional Mineral Claim
Situated   ln  the Mount Sicker  Division ot |
Chemainus District.
Where located.—On the east slope of Mount,
Take notice thnt, 1, W.A. Dier, agent for tho
Mount Sicker and Breuton Mine*, (Llraitod) ,
Free Miners' Certificate No. H86247 inleud,60 |
iiays from da e hereof, to apply to the Mining;
Recorder for Certificate of Improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the
utiore claim. Ann further take notice that ac-
lonun der section 37 must be commenced before
the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements. ,
Dated this 14th day of November, 1904.
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Stoves and cRanges\
Everything for the kitchen in]
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i HE  WEEK, SATURDAY,  FEB. 11, 1903
The Stage
English Drama,   "The   Stowaway,"
Proved a Strong Attraction—
"Held by the Enemy"
Also Successful.
That Victoria theatre-goers sympathise in their tastes to a great extent with London patrons of the
stage was suggested by the great
success attending the production of
"The Stowaway" at the Redmond
this week. "The Stowaway" is a
typical drama of the old Adelphi
type, highly sensational and replete
with thrilling situations, including a
burglary and a murder. The play
was excellently staged and performed, the members of the Platt-
Fanning company appearing to special advantage in the characters of
the "Stowaway." The scenery, which
included a representation of a yacht
,at sea, was very good indeed. Mr.
Frank Fanning played'"Long Sampson," the hero,  and    Mr.    Russell
The Savoy.
For the coming week at the Savoy
Theatre, commencing Monday, February 13, an unusually strong bill
will be inaugurated to run out the
entire week. The opening number
will he Jim Rowe's original version
of the hilarious comedy of complications entitled "A $10,000 Beauty."
The comedy is in one act and seven
scenes and will be found to be most
amusing. The management, always
on the lookout for big features, has
secured at great expense the acrobatic marvels Flood and Hayes, America's greatest novelty jumpers, who
are unequalled in originality. Messrs.
Carbonette and Paloma, high class
operatic-vocalists, are still retained.
Smith and Ellis will appear in an
entire change of playlet. Bernice
Rodgers will give operatic selections;
Minnie Adams, high class ballads;
Grace    Cleveland,  serio  comic, and
Jim Rowe, comedian.
The Grand.
While the entire bill at the Grand
Theatre on Johnson street this week
is an exceptionally strong one the
prime favorite is Mr. Ted E. Box, the
tures, which are good ahove the average, illustrate scenes in the life of
Louis XIV. Two matinees, beginning at 2:30 this afternoon at which
only flve cents will be charged for
children, and three performances to
night beginning at 7:30 will bring
this strong programme to a close.
For the coming week Manager Jamieson announces Ted E. Box, retained
for another week, Whitehead and
Diamond, comedians, singers, dancers and acrobats, introducing a real
comedy act entitled "Please Don't
Interrupt Me Aarain"; the Melnotte
Twin Sisters, clean song and dance
soubrettes; Flood and Hayes, billed
as "The best barrel jumpers in the
world"; Frederic Roberts in the illustrated song "Don't Cry, Katie
Dear," and a new lot of moving pictures actually taken on and around
the battlefields of the Far East.
*   *   *
For their fifth and last week in
Victoria, Messrs. Platt-Fanning Co.
will present Wm. Brady's success,
"The Bottom of the Sea." Among
some of the special scenes will be
the divers at work at the bottom of
the   sea, laying the cable from the
Platt-Fanning Company, Redmond Theatre.
Reid    appeared    as    the     villain,
Charles Etheringtou, and played with
considerable power in the sensational
scenes, especially in that of the lodging house, where he murders his wife.
Miss Campion, in the latter role, also
acted very well.   Mr. Sydney Piatt
was charming as the loafer, "Dicky
Dials," who though prone to drink,
is a good fellow and always on the
ipot when required.    Miss Maybelle
Thompson made  an  attractive  Al-
hea Dale, and Miss Chandler a de-1
ightful   "Chuckey."   The   theatre;
,vas packed for each performance of i
'The Stowaway."
Wm. Gillette's well-known military
Irama, "Held by the Enemy," was
he attraction for the latter part of i
lie week.   This stirring play proved j
lighly acceptable to Victorians de-
ip'ite the fact thnt it is strictly American,  having its  setting    in    the
treat civil war between the North
md   the   South.   It   is   splendidly
taged and performed   very   credit-
London comedian. Dressed as a policeman, and afterwards as a human
concertina Mr. Box proved himself
one of the greatest vaudeville artists
in the business. His work is peculiarly original, and he gives a turn
that is refreshingly new to most people here and for that reason especially enjoyable. So groat is the appreciation of his work that in response to the unanimously expressed
wish of his patrons Manager Jamieson has decided to extend the engagement for another week when Mr.
Box will be seen in new songs and
specialties. A strong second in public, favor are Tegge and Daniels who
fully maintain the reputation as entertainers already made with Grand
audiences. The Three Tyres are doing a very pleasing musical act, introducing a graceful wire act by the
beautiful and shapely lady member
of the trio, and the Hamlins are dancers whose equal have yet to be seen
in Victoria. Mr. Roberts is sinning
the illustrated song "What is a Home
Without Love?" and the moving pic-
duck ol' a French man-o'-war, and a
wreck scene. Mr. Fanning will be
seen as the Greek adventurer, a line
of work he has not been seen in.
Miss Campion will have an appropriate part and Russell Reed will be
the hero of this play. For the last
halt' of the week, "At Piney Ridge,"
will be the bill, described as a rustic
drama. At the Wednesday matinee
souvenirs of both Mr. Piatt and
Mr. Fanning will be given.
On tins page appears a picture of
Miss Juliette Chandler, one of the
most popular members of tlie Platt-
Fanning company. In addition to
considerable    histronic   talent, Miss
Chandler can both sing and dance.
*   •   »
Miss Florence Farr, who lias made
a study of the Greek chorus, gave
a novel recital at the Albert Hall,
London , recently. Accompanying
herself with a psaltery, a curious
form of harp, she rendered Irish
poems, Bacchic choruses of Euripides, and "Maxims" by Mr. G. B.
Shaw. She did not speak, she did
not intone, she did not sing, but in
a curious combination of all three
she gave every word its exact value
and appropriate expression with
singular force and curious magnetism.    It  was strange to listen to,
but the effect was artistic.
• •   •
Madame Freed-Griselda, who is
on her way to her home in England
after five years' absence in India,
the Straits Settlements and Australia, will appear at the Institute
Hall on Friday next. Madame Freed-
Griselda is one of the greatest concert singers of the day, and all music
lovers should attend her concert.
* •   »
Mr. Beerbohm Tree has arranged
to present to patrons of His Ma-
pesty's theatre, London, each Monday evening, commencing February
27, a new piay for one performance.
He has secured a co-operation of
some of the leading players of the
Frejnch stage. Mme. Sarah Bernhardt, M. Coquelin and M. Antoine
will during this special season of
Monday performances each pay a
special visit to London, and appear
at His Majesty's, supported by their
own companies, in plays entirely new
to London audiences. On February
23 Mr .Tree will produce Mrs. Humphry Ward's new play, "Agatha,"
and on February 27 the first of the
Monday repertoire performances referred to above will be inaugurated;
Mr. Tree will himself, in the meantime, make a flying trip to Paris to
settle the details for the appearance
in London of the French companies.
• •   *
At the Revelstoke opera house
last week the Amateur Dramatic
Club of that city produced Bulwer
Lytton's famous play, "The Ladv of
Lyons." The play was well staged
and creditably performed. The cast
was as follows: Claude Melnotte, J.
W. Chilton; Colonel Damas, W. M.
Lawrence; Beauseant, W. A. Henry;
Glavis, W. A. Chambers, Mons.
Deschapelles, D. M. Rae; landlord,
Golden Lion, W. A. Sturdy, Gaspar,
C. D. Palmer; Captain Gervais, T.
Hudson; Captain Dupont, J. Donald;
Major Desmonlins, J. Pringle; Notary, Dr. Morrison; Servant, A.
Crosby; Pauline Deschapelles, "The
Lady of Lyons," Mrs. T. H. Dunne;
Madame Deschapelles, Mrs. Lawrence; Widow Melnotte, Miss E.
Hohbs; Janet, Miss Berger; Marian,
Miss N. Dunne.
* *   •
The Redmond Stock Company
opened at the People's theatre,
Vancouver, on Monday night with
"Miss Hersey from Jersev," and
played "My Virginia Rose" during
the latter part of the week. The
company had a splendid reception
and played to great houses all the
week. On conclusion of the season
at the Terminal City the Redmond
Company will return to Victoria.
Madame Freed-Griselda, Great Dramatic Soprano,
Will appear in one grand evening
concert in the Institute Hall, on Friday evening, February 17, 8:15
o'clock. Reserved seats, $1.50. General admission, $1.00. Booking at
Waitt's Music Store. Positively only
one appearance in Victoria.
Redmond Theatre
Victoria's Popular Family Play House
Fifth and last week commencing Feb. 13
Monday, Tuesday,   Wednesday
matinee and night, the
Present the great scenic
The Bottom of the Sea
Thursday, Friday. Saturday matinee
and night
At Piney Ridge
Night Prices, io and 25 Cents
Matinees, Wed. and Saturday, ioc.
A few reserved 25c.
Cnrtain Rises Evening S :16,
Matinees 2:15.
Call us up Phone 822 and Reserve
Your Seats.
Savoy Theatte
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
Flood and Hayes,
Acrobatic Barrel Jumpers, etc.
Carbonette and Paloma,
Operatic Duettists.
Smith and Ellis,
Sketch Team.
Jim Rowe,
Bernice Rodgers,
Grace Cleveland,
Minnie Adams,
And the Sparkling Comedy in One
Act, entitled
$10,000 Beauty.
Admission I5 and 25c.
DAILY    ***
natinees ioc. all over
Management of
Ted B. Box,
London Eccentric Comedian-
Whitehead and Diamond,
Comedians, Singers, Dancer.
and Acrobats.
The Melnotte Twin Sisters,
Song and Dance Soubrettes,
Flood and Hayea,
The best barrel jumpers in
the world
Illustrated Song,
Frederic Roberts
"Don't Cry Katie Dear."
New Moving Pictures,
A dually taken at scene of
Jap-Russian war.
Johnson Street
do where the crowd goes
The Lyric
Broad Street
Between Yates and Johnson
0. Rem, Manager
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest.
most Suit-bed, refined and up-to-dal.
aggregation of imported vaudeville talent that pains and money can procure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission 10 and 25c.
Flione 1140
Building Lots for Sale
Houses Built on the
Italian School of Music
Of thc Conservatory of Music, Na-
poli (Italv). In addition to tuition
on the Violin, Mandolin, and Giiitai
he will conduct a special class in thc
art of pianoforte accompaniment to
a limited number of advanced pupils.
Special attention is given to beginners as well as to advanced players
The school is situated at 117 Cook
Street, Victoria.
am        A ▲ 8
Seen In The
City Stores
Babette's Weekly Letter on Bargains and Other Things Discovered in the Shops.
Dear Madge:—You are always asking me to give you a description of
a pretty tea gown for your incomparable Louise to make up for you.
Well "cherie," as I have recently
seen one which satisfied even my
critical soul, you shall have the
benefit of the retrospective visions'
I have of its charms. I know you
will be surprised when I tell you
that this fascinating creation which
I am about to describe was made by
Ah Hoy, of Cormorant street, one of
our popular Chinese tailors. Of
; course you or I would never dream
of risking tbe making' up of such a
dainty toilette to a Chinese tailor,
but my dear, evidently   there   are
cers you know to go and have tea'
with you on your "day at home."
Now for the bargains of the week.
In view of the many balls and
dances on the tapis, one of our large
stores appear to hold a "corner" on
fans. They certainly seem to have
bought every one in the market
judging from the window full I saw
the other day. They are all sizes
and prices, ranging from $1.50 to
$15 each. Some 01 them are quite
the daintiest little things I have
ever seen.
' In another large window I saw
displayed a quantity of evening
gloves in all shades and at reduced
prices. Ah, the wily storekeepers!
How well he knows just what to produce at the proper time.
The closing out sale at the West-
side still goes on, and everything is
wonderfully cheap. I noticed a
number of good warm travelling
capes, some made of heavy colored
plaid material, and others of plain
black cloth, splendid wraps for the
steamer, originally they were selling
at $15 and $19, now they are marked
| down to $5 each.   Men's umbrellas,
a good rain coat for this climate.
Speaking of school girls reminds
me of a day not long ago when I
walked up from town with a young
school girl acquaintance of mine. We
chatted gaily as we walked along,
when suddenly she started, gripped
my arm and cried in a most tragic
voice, "Look, look!" I followed the
direction of her gaze and saw that
her eyes were fixed on a tall, dark,
theatrical looking man on the opposite side of the street. "Well,"
said I, "who is it causes you such
great consternation?" "What!" she
said, "you do not know him? He's
the good-looking villain at the Redmond. ''
Ah, Madge, when you and I were
young our heads were not full of
the thoughts of good-looking theatrical men, hut times have changed, my
In a jeweller's store the other day
I noticed such dear little French
enamel pendants with pearls and
precious stone. There is such a craze
for this French enamel at present,
and T think it so dainty. One pendant, in   •particular   that   fascinated
Interesting Notes  Gathered  From
All Farts of British Columbia.
♦ »   »
Colonel Holmes, D.O.C., has reported in favor of a rifle range for
New Westminster at a point on the
Fraser river. The Ottawa authorities are considering the matter.
»   *   *
Southeast Kootenay merchants
report that last year was prosperous
and confidently expect the best, business on record during 1905.
• •   •
The Chemainus mill is said to have
contracts on hand for supplying
about 30,000,000 feet of lumber to
different points in the Northwest
tern and its employers are now at
work digging pole holes. •
»   *   »
The Dominion government has appropriated $55,000 for the telephone
line from Kamloops via Granite
creek, Princeton, Hedley, Keremeos
and Fairview to Penticton.
* *   *
The Ladysmith Stove & Iron Company, incorporated with a capital of
$50,000, is building a large factory,
at Ladysmith.
* *   *
Okanagan people are agitating for
the extension of the government tele- . j
phone    system    northwest    through ,j
Armstrong and Enderby, and south- 'v"
ward     through     Summerland   and
Peachland to Penticton.   A petition
is being circulated. •     '
Messrs. .1. J. White and J. Wilson, of Sidney, are nbout to establish a clam cunning factory at that,
point. There are said to be immense
clam beds near Sidney and the j city,
coasts  of  the  Gulf- islands  in     thc
The New Westminster city council is figuring on a system of sewerage to take the place of the haphazard methods nt present in use in the
| vicinity.
Mr. H. M., Walker,    editor    and •
proprietor of the  Enderby    Edeno-
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Every Article in the Entire Store Recklessly Reduced in Price.
Plain and Fancy Tweed Dress Goods,
in good dark colorings. Regular
values up to 75c a yard.
'MONDAY 25c.
Numbers 60S, 609, 507, 694, only
suitable for slight, medium or stout
figures. Regular values $6.50 nnd
$7.25 a pair.
MONDAY $4.25.
$1.35 BLIND LACE 35c.
Cream Applique Blind Lace with and
without insertion. Regular values
up to $1.25 per yard.
In sizes 5\'2-5% and 6 only. Ladies'
Extra Fine French Kid Gloves in
black only. Regular values, $1.25
and $1.50 a pair
Children's White Muslin Nightgowns embroidery trimmed. Regular values up to 90c. each.
Plain Chiffon, double width in colors
,Pink and Blue only.   Regular value
35c. a vard.
Heavy Crepe Cretonne, good floral
designs. Regular value iS%c. and
15c. a yard.
Many ®ther Bargains Too
Ladies'   White   Muslin   and   Lace
Dressing Sacques, beautifully trimmed, slightly soiled. Regular value
$2.25 each.
MONDAY $1.00.
Extra Strong Navy and White Striped Hospital Gingham. Regular
value 30c. yard.
White Honeycomb and Marcelln Toilet Covers. Regular vnlue 25c.
THE HUTeHESON e©., Ltd., Victoria, B. e.
iiiiiiiihiiiiii lunar.
many things we have yet to learn.
This tea gown was copied from one
that arrived onlv a short time ago
from London. But the soft clinging voile of which it was made was
bought at the cheap sale at the!
Westside for 75 cents a yard. The j
color—oh, it is hard to describe the
exact shade!— but have you ever,
noticed the delicate opalescent tint'
of pale pink that is prevalent in
mother-of-pearl t That is about the
real shade, and this pretty tint is
produced by the effect of pale pink
voile over cream-colored taffeta silk.
The skirt part, that is from the yoke
down, was nccordcon-plented with a
broad band of deep pink velvet
around the bottom. The yoke was
of tambour lncc and came low over
the shoulders, finished here with
three eponlets of the same colored
pink velvet. At thc throat was a
fold of this deep pink velvet—the
predominating color of the broderie.
There were long, tight sleeves of the
tambour lace, over which fell full
open elbow sleeves of the same
dentelli. Mndge. yon should hnvp a '
tea gown made like this nnd I will.
tell all the good looking naval ofti-1
with good gloria silk covers and natural wood or horn handles are only
$1.95 each. You know that at any
other time one has to pay $5 or $6
for umbrellas of this kind. I picked
up such a pretty remnant of embroidered cream chiffon for only 95
cents a yard, it is quite wide and
embroidered with tiny French roses.
I am going to make it into one of
those rather lon'>\ loose dinner
jackets that nre so much worn nt
present. Don't you think it will be
sweet made up over cream satin,
with jabot or Brussels lace, and
garnitures of turquoise blue velvet, and a fall of Brussels lace
from the short elbow sleeves?
There nre also many daint" odd hits
nf handpainted chiffon and allover
silk applique nt low prices, nnd they
would make lovely trimmings for
chic costumes, especially the allover
silk applique which is just the thing
lo make smart cuffs, revors nnd wnist-
eont. for n velvet Louis fifteenth nf-
lernoon cnnt. Children's jackets nnd
school girl's cloth coats are greatly
reduced, nlso ernvenelte raincoats.
which are selling for only $3.50. I
think every school girl should hnve
me wns a cluster of snowdrops and
dark green leaves, pearls forming
(lie pretty white snowdrops. These
pendants nre worn n great deal in the
day time, ns well as in the evening,
in fact jewelery is becoming more
fashionable every season, and is being very much worn with afternoon
toilettes. In the same store I saw
such a lovely locket, it is gold with
a little miniature surrounded in
pearls, you know of course that
lockets are worn again. I do wish I
had this one, it is so quaint! I think
I will trv and cut down thc household expenses this month, and if possible buy it.   Au revoir.
Mr. Ross Napier, of Cumberland,
has received from Ottawa the appointment of Chief Guide for the
military district taking in Comox,
Nanaimo and part of Cowichan. A
corps of guides will be enlisted and
trained under military regulations.
graph, has accepted an offer of a
position in the office of an American Magazine and is looking out for
an editor to run the Edenograph.
Mrs. Jnhn Richard Green, widow of
thc author of the well known "Short
History of ihe English Pcoeplc," and
herself nn author nf distinction, has
undertaken to write a history of Ireland. She is now visiting thc United
Stales in connection with the raising
nf a fund fnr the translation of old
Gaelic manuscrips, and, it is said, is receiving a cnrdinl welcome from ihe
loading Irish  families.
The formation of a militia corps
in Fernie is proceeding satisfactorily, j
A full complement of two companies
will be secured.   Captain McEvoy is |
in charges and rifles, uniforms and
a rapid-firing machine gun    of   303
bore have been promised.   The work |
for clearing for a  rifle range    has;
The C.P.R. company intends putting a railway spur to the mills of
the Elk Lumber & Manufacturing
Company, which will necessitate the
construction of a bridge across the
Elk river.
*   •   »
The telephone war in Fernie is developing interestingly. The C.N.P.
Conl Company has been asked by
the city authorities to put in a sys-
When you are the anvil bear, when
you are the hammer strike.
Those who put off repentence till another day, have a day more to repent
of, and a day less to repent in.
Thc generous never recounts minutely tlie actions he has done, nor the
prudent those he will do—-Levator.
Modesty is to merit what shadows
are to the figures in a picture. It
gives her force and relief.—LaBruyere.
The perfection of conversation is,
not to play a regular sonata, but, like
the Aeolian harp, to await the inspiration of the passing breeze—Burke.
The most delicious sweetmeat now
on the market in Victoria nnd at the
snme time the most wholesome, is
the HOME-MADE BUTTER TOFFEE, manufactured by W. R. Hartley, 74 Yates street.


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