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VOU III.    No. 3.
VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1906.
One Dollar Per Annum.
THE PASSING SHOW.
by the Editor.
this session, it must be conceded that, too many are granted here or too
the Premier has displayed consummate tact in making a full statement on the subject at the first sitting of the House. If the Executive
Council had decided that for the third
sessiton of the present parliament the
same policy had to be pursued as in
, the two preceding ones, the House
and the province could not know it
too soon. The reasons that led to
such a decision do not all lie on the
surface. One was more than hinted
at by the Premier when he said that
many of the persons behind the proposals which had been submitted to
the Government were practically
men of straw, seeking personal gain
rather than the public interest.
His further remark that it was necessary to ascertain the capability of
the promoters to carry out the provisions of the charter they sought,
goes far to suggest a second reason
for pursuing a policy of "masterly
inactivity.     There   cannot   be   the
few elsewhere. Which is it? The
answer to this Will depend on the
standpoint. Those who beleve that
the marriage tie is so sacred that it
should never be dissolved except by
death will find one divorce too many.
On the other hand, those whose ideas
have advanced with the growth of
American sentiment until they favor
the granting of divorce on the most
trivial and farcical grounds will approve the retention of any system
which facilitates the indulgence . of
their rovfag propensities. We opine,
however, that neither of these extremists represents the sober sense
of the twentieth century. Whilst
upholding the sacred character of
marriage, we demur to the contention that its sacredness is maintained
by its compulsory continuance after
it has become a hollow mockery. On
the other ha'nd, we protest just as
strongly against the clamor of those
who would simply make an honor-
slightest doubt that the pronounce- able institution  a mere convenience.
! immigration may land the aggressive
! Sandy on our shores in formidable
{ strength.   The reasons for this delec-
[A <&kiew of Local and Foreign Events and Topics *able 8tate of a?airs •». numerous.
I        ^vil u... *u~ c^:»«- I The most generally recognized is that
; so many remittance men, with their
j impedimenta of strange ha ha's, leg-
lln the Provincial Legislature—The Law of Divorce—Postal Katei to Canada g,:ngs, knickerbockers, riding breeches
Throttling Canadian Industries—The Future of Education-B. C. Mining and baths have strewn the land with
Association—The Kaien Island Agreement—flore Mormonism—Farcical' "flotsam and jetsam" until nearly
Education. 'every  ten-acre  lot has its  English
  I scare-crow, don't cher know."   This,
Whatever may be thought of the lumbia, wheh is more than the aver- forsooth, is taken by the Canuck to
[decision of the Government not toiage throughout the rest of the Do- represent—save     the     mark!     the
|< introduce   any   railway   legislation minion. Thts might argue either that | Mother    Country.    Such a farcical
conception is kept alive not only by
the Canadian but by the American
press. But the mischief does not
stop here. Perhaps the Empire
would still stand if Canada continued to accept this caricature of
a simalacrum as the typical Englishman, for generations to come,
and in any case it would be a comforting delusion for brither Scot,
but that all the affairs of state, all
Imperial matters of the highest order, all social life and personal conduct in England should be viewed
throughout the same distorted medium is surely not a matter of unimportance. This is due to two
demonstrable causes, the smug complacency of the average Scotch-Canadian, who will never cease to agitate for the substitution of "Brot-
tish" for .English, and the crass obstinacy of both English and Cana
dian governments in continuing an
embargo, in the form of excessive
postal rates on books, papers and
magazines imported from the Old
Country and allowing disloyal American trash to flood our bookshelves. An English publication
costs 8 cents a pound to mail to
Canada. An American paper or
•book costs 1/2 a cent- I* 's to°
much to expect that Scotch or even
French-Canadian governments will
do anything to remedy this state of
affairs, hut the little remnant of
English stalwarts, who have not
bowed the knee to Baal, and who
may be regarded as the last hope of
British loyalty, may effect much if
they would make a united appeal to
the Home Government in the interests of true-Imperialism, and a
patriotic spirit which cannot be
quenched even by the waters of adversity.
•   •   •
Some "loyal" Canadians, of the
Duncan Ross type, take credit to
themselves for having smoothed the
path of American railroad corporations who wished to exploit southern
British Columbia for the benefit of
United Stjates cities and smelters.
In advocating this course it was
suspected at the time, and is now
known, that they were not looking to
the future, but to the present realization of material benefit, on the
basis of the ancient proverb, "A
bird in the hand is worth two in the
bush." Nearly a year after the
initiation of their policy Great
Northern train crews still live on
the American side of the line, and
work on the Canadian side. No
round-houses have heen built, no
construction or repair shops erected. Coal and coke are still hauled
out     of   Canada,   through   United
ment on these points will be entirely
satisfactory to everyone but the
grafters. The continued resistance of
the Government to all demands for
I land grants must also be commended
as in line with the unmistakable con-
|' census of public opinion. There remains, however, the consderation so
forcibly expressed by Mr. Macgowan,
himself a supporter-of the Govern-
ment, in one of the best speeches
ever delivered in the House, that the
The vastly improved status of woman
in the Christian era logically and inevitably necessitates some concession
to her insistent demand for release
from intolerable conditions. Those
conditions are pretty well understood
and agreed upon by th'inking people.
On the other hand, there are few
capable of seriously regarding the
problems of twentieth century social
life who do not consider that so-
called "advanced" thought has gone
|l day may not yet have arrived when further in one  direction than con
they  could  afford  to  harden  their servative moralists lag in the  other
hearts against every appeal for aid The concensus of all honest and en
in railway building.   It is true, as lightened opinion is that divorce in-
| he so well stated, that there are val-' stead of being the first remedy for
leys containing thousands, ond pos-j marital differences should be the
sibly hundreds of thousands, of acres<<dernier resort." Having regard to
of fertile land which, not lying in the j the care with which the law is ad
track of any through lines, would
remain unsettled, perhaps for years,
if Government aid were not granted.
In some instances local effort had,
with a confidence and persistence
worthy of all praise, exhausted itself,
and it became a choice between Provincial aid and relegating! "bona
fide" projects to an indefinite future.
This was well and truly said. Mr.
Macgowan could have named several
local schemes coming within that
category, and all who desire the prog-
ministered in this province, and eS'
pecially in view of recent decisions,
we see no reason to apprehend danger to the cause of public morality
or private happiness by the continued
exercise of their rights in tbis regard by British Columbia courts.
•   •   a
Canadians are often twitted with
being luke-warm, to say the least of
it, in their regard for English methods and ideas. Anyone who has lived
Jin different parts of the Dominion
ress and development of the province ^novl& that there is no place here for
will hope that he will be able before the Englishman unless he has
the close of the present session to
impress his views upon the Government   and   to   convince   them   that,
whilst  endorsing  their  attitude  towards grafters and charter-mongers,
[ the public will consider they owe a
duty to genuine projects for local de-
' velopment  which  can  only be  dis-
I" charged by  such legitimate  aid  as
I the province is both able and willing
|'to afford.
*   «   •
British Columbia is the only prov-
|ince tn Canada retaining the power
[to deal with divorce. All the other
provinces have to refer such matters
Uo Ottawa. Is this an advantage or
I otherwise? In arriving at a conclu-
jsion many points have to be con-
jsidered. The first is that the result
lof the Supreme Court decision leav-
jing thfe power in the hands of th|e
[provincial courts has been the grant-
I ing of an average of a score or so of
[divorces every year in British Co-
money to burn," or it willing to dig.
Canada belongs to the Scotch. It
was destined from the time when
"the morning stars sang together"
to be their inheritance and possession, and although Victoria has done
much to redeem the West from this
reproach, there are not wanting signs
that the overflow  tide  of Western
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States territory 300 miles, then back
itno Canada. Not one reduction has
been effected in transportation rates.
There .is no competition in this regard. Twelve train crews have been
laid off in Nelson alone, because
their work is now done by American crews in United States territory. And as a final "bon buoche"
the phlanthropic institution over
which J. J. Hill presides has raised
the rates on zinc ores in the Slot-
can from $1 to $2.50, just as that
new industry was getting on its feet,
for the sole purpose of diverting
Canadian ores from a Canadian
smelter at Frank to United States
smelters. The local paper, edited
by a most capable man, says "this
is one of the worst railway impositions yet placed on the mineral industry, and emphasizes the fact
that government control of railway
rateB is a farce." It also emphasizes something else, that when political tyros fall into the hands of
professional lobbyists public interest
goes to the wall. It proves further
that Canada will pay dearly for the
temporary aberration under the influence of which she conceded "free
trade" in railway policy to « protectionist rival.
a    •    •
A few years ago a mining association for British Columbia was
formed in Victoria. Its birth was
heralded with a great flourish of
trumpets and rosy predictions were
indulged in as to i!ts prospects and
achievements. Some appearance of
reality and oraisemblance to a mining association was imparted by the
allegiance of a few prominent mining men, of whom Mr. J. B. Hobson
was chief. The rank and file had as
little to do with the industry, and
knew as little of it, as the gentleman who, for a consideration, consented to act as secretary. Nearly
every petty storekeeper in the province has at one time or another been
solicited to become a member on
payment of a nominal sum. Meetings have been held, resolutions have
been passed, governments have been
interviewed, tons of proceedings
have been printed, and never distributed, and not one single result
has followed except to squander
$3,000 or $4,000 of good money, let
off a few million cubic feet of gas,
and develop innumerable hostilities
among the cosmopolitan and heterogeneous members of this incongruous and nondescript organization.
Its last and most fittng symbol is
a deserted office on Government
street, Victoria^ with a. profvieiorj
of gilt lettering .in the foreground,
and a choice assortment of cobwebs,
dust and litter in the background.
Now some misguided persons advocate the resurrecting of the moribund, the galvanizing of the corpse
into life. Let it stay dead. An industry yielding $21,000,000 this year
is worthy of representation by men
who are directly interested nnd who
have some ideas. Mr. Hobson is
coming to reside in Victoria, let 11s
hope that instead of allowing himself again to be made the tool of
politicians he will take the initiai-
tivc in forming a genuine mining
association, from which all grafters
and fakirs will be excluded, and
which can speak with authority for
the industry on behalf of which it
claims support.
•   •   •
We commented last week on the
tenacity of the elders of the Mormon church to the practice of
polygamy. Since our remarks were
penned Dr. D. M. Wolfe, professor of theology in the Briffham
Young Collect, a Mormon institution at Logan. Utah, has resigned
and renounced his belief in the Mormon faith because during a recent
trip to Mexico ho found  polygamy
being both taught and practised in
a new colony. If he had visited tin
new Mormon settlement in southern
Alberta he would have found the
same conditions.
Public education is a perennial
theme for the essayist and the
journalist. It would take volumes to
exhaust a single phase of its genius
and administration. Few profound
thinkers do not believe that the educational system of Canada and the
United States is a farce; It does
not turn out well trained, disciplined, reverent boys and girls, but
precocious little prigs. There are at
least two, and probably three, reasons for this. The first is that there
is a lamentable lack of men teachers and so education, and in particular school-training, is deprived of
its essential virile quality. Second, the curriculum contains at least
three subjects out of every four utterly worthless for any direct or
indirect purpose. What ordinary
average child is a particle the beti-
ter for the smattering of % botany,
chemistry, physiology, classics or
hygiene it gets at the public schoel,
to say nothing of the 10 per cent.
of its time obviously wasted on
drawing? Such special subjects are-
all very well for specially gifted
scholars, which probably average-
less than 5 per cent. Meanwhile not
5 per cent, of the pupils, even of
the High school, leave with the
abiliyt to spell, or write, or speak
their mother tongue correctly, as
every man who has employed a
would-be stenographer or typist
knows. It is about time that our
faddist educatonalists abandoned
75 per cent, of the present curriculum in the interests of honest, thorough education. Our remarks are
enforced by a very high authority
in the United States, Rev. W. D.
Simmonds, who in a recent address in Boston said that "public
education hns heen a failure. Crime
has increased with education. The
teacher should prepare the pupils not
for examinations, but for life,"
The third obstacle is the moral turpitude of parents, nnd that is ever
with us.
The Nelson News has an editorial
on the subject of "Woman Suffrage," with special refereneo to
the Bill introduced in the local
legislature by the Socialist member,
J. H. Hawthornthwaite, who has
constituted himself the champion of
the fair sex, having in the course of
one week pinned upon his coat lappel
the crest of the ladies of the province, and the token of Miss Agnes
Deans Cameron. All this is strictly
in line with the principles of Socialism, whicli make for equality or
nothing, including equality of the
sexes. The Nelson News, whilst
lacking the temerity to make any
final pronouncement on the subject,
pertinently asks why if women cannot be induced to take an active
interest in civic government, will
they be more likely to do so in
political affairs? The Nelson Daily
News ns usual derives its ideas
from that recalcitrant organ of the
"unco gnid," the Toronto Globe
which points out that :n the recent
civic election in Toronto, where the
only issue was the closing of
snloons, only 13.8 per cent, of the
women found on the register took
the trouble to vote. This is of all
subjects the one about which women
reformers have made thc most fuss.
What hnve they to say for the attitude of their sex, when a determined vote would hnve closed thirty
bar-rooms nnd ten Honor stores?
We nnuse for a reply from J. H.
Hawthornthwaite and the women
suffragists. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY  20, 906.
HANDS ACROSS THE SEA, EXCHANGES WITH OUR
KINDRED.
The British   Elections—Right  Hon.
G. H,   Finch   Returned-
The British Elections.
As we go to press the result of the
elections ia the old country clearly
shows that all forecasts failed to indicate the overwhelming flood-tide
of success that has attended the Liberal party at the polls. Even the
sensational defeat of Mr. Balfour in
Manchester is dwarfed into litjtle»-
ness by the magnificent triumph of
Mr. Chamberlain in Birmingham. A
solid seven for the industrial capital of England is something to be
proud of, and must be taken not
only as a tribute to Mr. Chamberlain but an' endorsation of his policy. When he started out four
years ago to educate his countrymen in "fiscal reform" he said that
not one, or even two, elections
would settle the question, and we do
not doubt that he is more than satisfied with the progress already
made. If his health keeps good for
three or four years more Mr. Cham-
Ibesrlain will induce the country to
accept at least an installment of his
proposals, and in any case he will
be the central figure of interest ra
the Unionist ranks and more formidable in opposition than he has
ever been in office.
the visitors and an all-B. C. team.
It is to be hoped that the match can
be arranged, but if the management
has any hopes at all of getting the
game they should get their team into
training immediately and not delay
until a week or so before the game.
CARD OF THANES.
A Gratifying Triumph.
A cable despatch received as The
Week is going to press announces
the gratifying victory of the Right
Hon. G. H. Finch in the Rutlandshire Division. The righ't honouri
able gentleman has represented this
constituency for thirty-eight years,
consecutively having sat in ten parliaments. At his last contested
election his majority was 1,400. Today, in spite of the wave of Liberal
reaction sweeping! through the country, he has been returned by the
substantial majority of 484. Needless to say the right honourable gentleman, who is the father of the
managing director of The Week, is a
Conservative.
THE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.
The municipal elections in Victoria
have resulted in two surprises. The
people who despised the chances of
Mr. A.. J. Morley and made too
"cock sure" of a victory for Mr.
Hayward had a rude awakening
when they found that the dark horse
had won in a canter. Mr. Morley's
victory is due to his pluck and to
the conviction on the part of the
ratepayers that it is sometimes a
good thing to infuse new blood into
the body politic. It is a hopeful
signe that the people have in this
instance broken away from the "traditions of the elders" and the hide-
hound conservatism and dull stagnation which characterize our administration of public affairs. It may
be the first step towards emancipation and progress. The dry bones
nay yet live.
The other surprise is equally disconcerting to those wHp bedieved
and acted on the principle that two
wrongs make a right. Miss Cameron's position at the head of the poll
for School Trustees is not an endorsation of her conduct in the
drawing controversy and enquiry.
Where can be no two opbions about
that, even among her most loyal
friends, but it is a protest against
the manner in which she has been
treated. The return of three of the
retiring Trustees shows that they are
mot held blameworthy, and therefore
if a popular verdict means anything
if means, in this case, that the Department of Education should set its
house in order, and when dusting
and sweeping try to unearth those
"missing documents.
Mr. Jas. A. Douglas desires to
tender his grateful thanks to all
who assisted in his return as Senior
Alderman for South Ward.
GARlD^rnraANKsT
Miss Mason is visiting her brother, Dr. Mason of Calgary.
The victorious New Zealand team,
which is about to conclude a tour of
England with only one defeat against
it, is to return to the Antipodes via
Vancouver, and supporters of the
game in the Terminal City are endeavoring to arrange a game between
To the Electors of North Ward:
Ladies and Gentlemen—I desire to
express my sincere thanks to you for
your votes and influence in securing
my re-election to the Aldermanic
Board. W. F. FULLERTON.
CARD OF THANES.
To the Electors of Central Ward:
Ladies and Gentlemen—I beg to
express my most sincere thanks for
your votes and influence in the recent election.        L. GOODACRE.
CARD OF THANES.
To the Electors of Central Ward:
Ladies and Gentlemen—I desire to
express my sincere thanks for your
votes and influence in the recent
election. A. STEWART.
CARD OF THANES.
To the Electors of North Ward:
Ladies and Gentlemen—I desire to
express my sincere thanks for your
votes and influence in securing my
re-eleotion to the Aldermanic Board.
LEWIS HALL.
LICENSE  TO  AN   EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY.
"Companies Act,  1897."
CANADA:
Province of British Columbia.
No. 321.
This is to certify that "The Ocean
Marine Insurance Company, Limited,"
Is authorized and licensed to carry on
business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out or effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British
Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at No. 2 Old Broad Street, ln
the City of London, England.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is £1,000,000, divided into 40,-
000 shares of £25 each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Temple
Building, Victoria, and Robert Ward
and Company, Limited Liability, whose
address is the same, Is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal .of
office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 8th day of January,
one thousand nine hundred and six.
(L.  S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed
are:—
(a.) To adopt ana carry into effect,
with or without modification, an agreement dated the 30th day of June, 1888,
and made between Sir Stuart Saunders
Hogg, on behalf of the City of London
Marine Insurance Corporation, Limited, of the first part; Henry John
Jourdain, on behalf of the Ocean Marine Insurance Company, Limited (incorporated under a deed of settlement,
dated 29th November, 1859), of the second part, and Alfred Price, on behalf
of this Company, of the third part, a
copy whereof is set forth in the schedule to the Articles of Association of
the Company:
(b.) To insure ships, vessels, boats
and craft of every description, and engines, tackle, gear, equipment, stores,
freight, earnings, profit, cargo and
other matters and things against loss
or injury by or through perils of the
sea, Are, men of war reprisals, and all
other perils, accidents and risks, now,
or at any time hereafter, commonly
undertaken by marine Insurers or
underwriters, and generally to carry
on the business of marine Insurance
in all Its branches, with full power
to effect re-insurance and counter-insurance, as may seem expedient:
(c.) To wholly or partially Insure
goods, chattels, and effects or all kinds
against all insurable risks, and to carry
on a general Insurance business!; but
not to assure human life or to grant
annuities upon human life), and to do
all things necessary and proper in that
behalf:
(d.) To acquire and undertake the
whole or any part of the business of any person or company carrying on any business which this Company is authorised to carry on, or possessed of property suitable for the pur
poses of this Company, and to purchase, take on lease or in exchange,
hire or otherwise acquire, deal with,
arid dispose of any real or personal
property, and any rights or privileges
which the Company may think necessary or convenient for the purposes of
its business:
(e.) To pay money by way of compensation, gratuity, reward or otherwise, to or for the benefit of any person in the employment or formerly in
the employment of the Company, or of
any person or company from whom
this Company shall have acquired any
business or property, and to make sper
cial grants and payments to or for the
benefit of any person in whom the
Company is interested:
(f.) To raise money in such manner
as the Company shall think fit, and in
particular by the Issue of debentures
or debenture stock, perpetual or otherwise, charged upon all or any of
the Company's property, Including its
capital, and to make, accept, Indorse
and execute promissory notes, bills of
exchange, and other negotiable instruments.
(g.) To sell the undertaking of the
Company, or any part thereof, foi such
consideration as the Company may
think fit, and in particular for shares,
debentures, or securities of any other
company having objects altogether or
In part similar to those of this Company:
(h.) To enter into any arrangement
for sharing profits, union of interest,
co-operation, joint adventure, reciprocal concession or otherwise with any
person or company earring on or engaged ln, or about to carry on or engage in, any business or transaction
which this Company is authorised to
carry on or engage ln, or any business
or transaction capable of being conducted so as directly or indirectly to
benefit this Company, and to take or
otherwise acquire shares and securities
of any such company, and to sell, hold,
or otherwise deal with the same:
(i.) To do all such other things as
are Incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the
Hon, Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land situate on the
south side of the Skeena River, about
a half-mile above the Little Canyon:
Beginning at a post marked "A. Mackay, initial post, north-west corner";
thence 80 chains east; thence 80 chains
south; thence 80 chains west; thence
80 chains north to the point of commencement; containing 640 acres, more
or less.
A. MACKAY.
December 8th, 1905.
LICENCE TO AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
CANADA:
Province of British Columbia.
No. 322.
This is to certify that that the "New
York Life Insurance Company" is authorised and licensed to carry on busi-
iness within the Province of British
Columbia and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company,
to which the legislative authority ot
the Legislature of British Columbia
extends.
The head office of the company Is situate at the City of New York, ln the
State of New York.
The head office of the Company in
thi3 Province Is situate at Vancouver,
and Jesse H. Taylor, Agency Director,
whose name Is the same, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 9th day of January, one
thousand nine hundred and six.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
Insurance on lives and all and every
Insurance pertaining to life, and receiving and executing trusts, and making
endowments, and granting, purchasing
and disposing of annuities,
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date I Intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land situate on the
south side of the Skeena River, about
two and one-half miles above the Little Canyon: Beginning at a post marked "W. F. Teetzel, initial post, northwest corner"; thence 80 chains east
along Indian Reserve line; thence 40
chains south; thence 40 chains west;
thence 40 chains north to the point of
commencement, containing 160 acres,
more or less.
W. F. TEETZEL.
December 8th, 1905.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land situate on the
south side of the Skeena River, about
one and a half miles above the Little
Canyon: Beginning at a post marked
"D. W. Moore, Initial post, south-west
corner"; thence 80 chains east; thence
80 chains north; thence 80 chains west;
thence 80 chains south to the point of
commencement; containing 640 acres,
more or less.        •
D. W. MOORE.
December 8th, 1905.
The Original Grand View
Hotel
Opposite C. P, R Depot.
ALF. AUSTIN, PROPRIETOR.
Bass's Celebrated Burton Ale on Draught.
"An 'orderly' house kept by au 'orderly' man."
—Pickwick.
VANCOUVER, B.C.
THE SHERMAN HOUSE
VANCOUVER, B. C.
AMES CANNON, PROPRIETOR.
Faces on two streets, Cordova and Water.
The house of Vancouver if you tvant to meet an
up-country man. Everything first-class. Din-
lug Room unexcelled Rates from (i .oo per day
aud up, aud all good rooms.
QUEEN'S   HOTEL
HENRY HOPK.IRK, Proprietor.
TELEPHONE iBaS.   -   .   VANCOUVER, B.C
European and American Plan. Rates $1.35 to
$1.00 per day,
Bar supplied with Choicest Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
Nos. 415,421,435,419 Cordova St., and 360, 364,
368 W ter St Three minutes walk from C PR.
Depot and Wharves.
COMMERCIAL HOTEL
W. D. Haywood.
New, Modern and strictly first-class.
Steam heated, electric light. Sample
rooms    Bates, $2.00 and up.
Oorner Hastings and Cambie Sts.
VANCOUVER.
HOTEL GUieHON
J. C. CREAM, Manager
The Leading HoU of New Westmin
ster. All Modem Conveniences. Good
Sample Rooms.   Bates Moderate.
New Westminster, B. ©.
The Sultan Turkish
Baths*
737   PENDER   STREET, VANCOUVER.
Under New Management.
Turkish,   Russian,   Electric,   Sulphur
and Plain
Skilled       DATUO I       Ladies by
Attendants. DM I   n O ! Appointment
Massage and Electric Treatment.
The only genuine Turkish Baths in
the city. Open day and night. The
forenoon of each day reserved for
ladies only.
Tickets can be had for any number
of baths on application to
„_E  H. COR WIN, Manager.
Phone 211.
COAL
J. KINGHAM & CO.
Victoria Agents for the
Nanaimo Collieries.
Best Household New Wellington Coal:
Lump or Sack, per ton     .... $6.50
Nut Coal, per ton $5.00
Pea Coal, per ton $4.50
Also Anthracite coal for sale at
current rates.
Office, 34 Broad St.; wharf, Store
Street.
'PHONE 647.
Vancouver
Toilet Supply
Company.
We will be prepared on and after
January 15th, 1906, to furnish all offices,
barber shops, hotels, private residences,
etc., with Soap, Towels, and all Toilet
Necessities. Our wagons will visit all
parts of "the city each day.
Drop us a card and our man will call
and explain our proposition and quote
you our prices.
Vancouver Toilet
Supply Co.
Empire Building,
VANCOUVER, B.C.
SOLICITORS WANTED.
Solicitors wanted in every town in B.
C, on salary and commission.     Also
one good traveling man.    Address
COLUMBIA  PUBLISHING CO.,
Vancouver, B. C.
PURE
HOLLANDS
GIN
MELCHER'S RED CROSS
TWO YEARS       J
IN  WOOD.     K-
Government Stamp on each bottle.
SOLD BY ALL
DEALERS.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty,
days after date 1 intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief!
Commissioner   of   Lands   and   Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away  timber  from  the   following described lands, situated about centre of,
Juskatla,  Massett  Inlet,   Queen   Charlotte Islands.   Commencing at a stake
marked Ella M. Morrow's S.E. corner;
thence running 40 chains west; thence
160 chains north | thence east 40 chains;
thence   south   160  chains  to  point of
commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
ELLA M.  MORROW,
Per  Percy  Harrison,
Agent.
NOTICE   is   hereby   given that
thirty days after date I intend to
make application to the Honourable
the Chief Commissioner   of   Lands
and works for a special license to
cut and carry away timber from the
•following described  lands, situated
at head of Juskatla, Massett Inlet,
Queen Charlotte Islands.   Commencing at a stake marked J. M. Collison's  N.E.  corner;   thence running'
40 chains south; thence 160 chains j
east; thence north 40 chains; thence'
west   160   chains to point of com-,
mencement.
Dated  at. Massett,   Queen   Charlotte   Islands,   Province of Britisb j
Columbia, October 23rd, 1905.
J. M. COLLISON.
Per Percy Harrison, Agent.
NOTICE is   hereby   given   thatj
thirty days after date I intend to
make application to the Honourable I
Chief  Commissioner of Lands and 1
Works for a special license to cut
and carry away timber from the following described lands, situated at t
head    of   Juskatla,  Massett Inlet, 1
Queen Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a stake marked Ella M. Morrow's N.W. corner; thence running :
40 chains east;  thence 160 chains
north; thence west 40 chains; thence j
south 160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett,   Queen   Char-]
lotte  Islands, Provinee of    British j
Columbia, October 23rd, 1905.
ELLA M. MORROW,
Per Percy Harrison, Agent.
"BOOKS
FOR SALE.
One set, ten volumes, Century]
Encyclopedia, Dictionary and Atlas,]
new, bound in half Motocco.
Will sell cheap for cash or on]
terms.
For particulars, address,
BOOKS, Can "The Week,*'
Vaacaavar, B. C.
The Taylor Mill Co.
Limited.
AU kinds of Building Material,
LUMBER
SASH
DOORS
TELEPHONE 564
North Government St., Victoria
[MliWWm'JWWWWll*
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^^^^«»jjj THE WEEK, SATURDAY. JANUARY 20, 1906.
SOCIAL NEWS
din, Mrs. Fisher; Mr. C. C. Fisher,
Mrs. Kirk; Mr. Luxton,   Miss   Du-
  pont; Mr. Burns, Mrs. Luxton; Mr.
On Tuesday evening Government Burns> Mrs- Lhigworthy; Mr. Lang-
House was the scene of one of the wortliy> Mrs- Bodwell; Mr. Arthur
largest balls ever given in Victoria, Crease Mrs> Bullen; Mr. Bullen,
Sir Henri entertaining over 1,000 Mrs- Crease! Mr- W- S- 6ore» Mra'
British Columbians. The Governor Cuthbert Holmes; Mr. Cuthbert
received his guests in the drawing Holmes, Mrs. Gore; Mr. Bulwer, Miss
room and was assisted by his daugh- C- DuP<>nt; Mr. Lindley Crease, Mrs.
ter, Mrs. Nanton, who wore a hand-1 RoPel" Ma''or Heneag* Miss Payne;
some gown of black and gold, carry- Mr- Taylor> Mrs- Taylor5 Ga^-
ing red carnations.   A large number TrcuP> Mrs- TrouP; Mr- Eberts Mrs
of Vancouverites came over to attend this, the first ball given at Government   House   for   some   years.
, Words can hardly describe the
bi^^fjess and beauty of the scene,
I the omkers of the army, navy and mi-
Eberts; Capt. and Mrs. Bunbury,
Mr. and Mrs. Roper, Col. Glassop,
Major Boultbee Capt. Tait, Capt.
and Mrs. Parry; officers of Shearwater, Egeria and Barracks.
Amongst others were noticed: Mrs
litia in their uniforms mingling with Gordon Hunter> in a very handsome
the many lovely dresses of the ladies. Sown of black and silver sequined
A few extras were played to allow net> Mrs- James Dunsmuir, wearing
time for the Governor and Mrs. Nan- a lovely £own of g°ld sequins; Mrs.
ton to receive, and then the official Herman Robertson in white; Mrs.
lancers took place as follows: The Bullen looked well in mauve silk with
Lieutenant-Governor, Mrs. Gordon lovely lace> Mrs- D' M- R°gers> black
Hunter; Col. Prior, Mrs. Nanton; over whlte! Mre- R- McBride, in a
Commander Hunt, Mrs. Prior; Sena- lovely dress o£ white lace over taf"
tor Macdonald, Mrs. P. A. Irving;
Mr. Justice Irving, Mrs. Macdonald;
Mr. Justice Martin, Mrs. Sloan; Mr.
W. Sloan, Mrs. McBride; Hon. R.
McBride, Mrs. Tatlow; Hon. R. G.
Tatlow, Mrs. R. G. Green.
feta; Mrs. Green, black; Miss McBride, white; Miss Loewen, white
satin; Mrs. S. Lamb, white with pale
blue girdle; Mrs. Coles, pale blue
with red carnations; Mrs. T. Gore,
white;  Mrs.  Beauchamp  Tye, in  a
The ball room was most effectively dainty froek of white sllk' Mrs' Pel1'
decorated with flag* and red, white Mrs'  Stl,art  Robertson,  the  Misses
and blue electric lights arranged with Fraser> Miss NuttaI1' Mr' and   Mrs'
S. Bogg; Mr. and Mrs. H. Pooley,
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Hood,  Miss Keefer,
evergreens. In the drawing room
pink and green was the color scheme,
palest of pink carnations and smilax
being used principally. The supper
room and tables were sweetly pretty,
decorated with yellow daffodils and
yellow shaded lights. In the halls
and corners of the rooms were huge
palms and ferns.
The floor was excellent, and the
music, provided by the orchestra under the management of Mr. Pherd-
ner, was all that could be wished for,
the many encores accounting for this
merry gathering not breaking up till
the early hours. By the kindness of
Capt. Troup the Vancouver boat was
held over till 3 a. m. to enable many
to attend. The complete list of invitations was 1,600, including, of
course, many from the mainland and
island towns
Arrangements for going into supper were as follows: The Lieutenant-
Governor, Mrs. Hunter; the Chief
Justice, Mrs. Nanton; Col. Prior,
Mrs. Irving; Commander Hunt, Mrs.
Prior; Senator Macdonald, Mrs.
Sloan; Mr. Justice Irving Mrs. Macdonald ; Mr. Justice Martin, Mrs.
McBride; Mr. Sloan, Mre. Tatlow:
Mr. Macpherson, Mrs. Macpherson;
Hon. R. McBride, Mrs. Wilson; Hon.
R. G. Tatlow, Mrs. R. F. Green; Hon.
Chas. Wilson, Mrs. Pooley; Hon. F.
J. Fulton, Mrs. Holmes; Hon. R. F.
Green, Mrs. Jones; Hon. C. E. Pooley, Mrs. Hall; Col. Holfes, Mrs.
Worsnop; Col. English, Mrs. Cooper;
Col. Jones, Mrs. Leslie Clay; Col.
Hall, Mrs. Allen; Col. Worsaop, Mrs.
Bowser; Major Bland, Mrs. Beani-
lands; Canon Beanlands, Mrs. McNiven; Rev. Leslie Clay, T. W. Paterson; Hon. A. E. Smith, Mrs. Cameron; Hon. Johana Wulffsohn, Mrs.
Stuart Henderson; Rev. C. E. Cooper, Mrs. Harrison; Rev. W. B. Allen,
Mrs. Buscombe; Mr. Bowser, Mrs.
Bole; Mr. Macgowan Mrs. Lampman; I
Mr. Drury, Mrs. Fell; Mr. Manson, CANADA:
.Mrs. Maitland-Dougall; Mr. McNiv- ^J™6 ot Britlsh Columbia,
en, Mrs. C. C. Fisher; Mr.   T.   W.    This Is to certify that "The London
Paterson, Miss Gaudin;   Mr.    Hen- Assurance" Is authorised and license!
derson, Mrs. T. R. Smith; Mr. Fraser, to carl-y °n business within the Prov-
Mrs. Davidson;  Mr.  Gardner    Mr. '"c.e£ J^J^^J^JT*
t> 1. mi     til.-     n»r •»«■ ou* or effect all or any of the objvis
Buscombe),   Mir.  Plrice-E|hson,    Mi^ of the Company to which the leglala-
Maitland-Dougall Mr. Davidson, Mr. tive authority of the Legislature  of
C. C. Fisher, Mr. Brown, Mr. Gau- British Columbia extends.
ji„ n*   v^.^n. -Mr.    T    P     Cmitv, !   The head office of the Compan/ is
din Dr. Young Mr    T.   R    Smith, ^^ at No      Roya] Exchange  ,„
Judge Harrson,  Judge  Bole,  Judge the clty of London, England.
Lampman  Mr.  Thornton  Fell    Mr.!   The amount of the capital of  'hi
Vowell; Mr. James Dunsmuir, Mrs. Company is £2,000,000, divided into 80,-
000 shares of £25 each.
The head office of the Company In
this   Province   Is   situate  at  Tsiiio'e
Building,  Victoria, and  Robert  Wi.'i
and Company, Limited Liability, whose
address is the same, Is the attorney foi
the Company,
Riven  under my hand and seal  of
Major and Mrs. Nicholls and the
Misses Nicholls; Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Curry, Mr.
and Mrs. Moresby, Mr. Kingsmill.
Miss Ethel Brown in pale blue, Mr.
E. Browne, Mr. J. Cambie, Mrs. Brae
| in a sweet gown of lovely old laee
over mauve silk, Mr. F. Brae, Mr.
Macdonald. Mr. Williams, Mrs. and
Miss E. M. Johnstons, Miss Barton
in white Mr. and Mrs. James L. Raymur, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Higgins.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Hayward, Miss Jay.
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Helmcken, Mr.
Harvey, Mre. and the Misses Bell,
Mr. and Mrs. Langton, Mr. Logan,
Miss Tberts, Mrs. Norton, Mr. and
Mrs. Roberts, Miss Pooley, Mr. F.
Lamb, Mr. Elliott, Mr. Dalby, Miss
Fell Mr. and Mrs. Mackenzie Mr. and
Mrs. Langley, Mr, and Mrs. Spratt,
Mr. E. Wallace, Miss Cotton, Mr.,
Mrs. and the Misses Ellis, Miss Robert, Miss Newcomb, Miss Monteith,
Miss Newling, Mr. Gore, Miss Ar-
buckle, Miss Bryden. Mr. and Mrs.
Dennison, Capt. Walbran, Dr. and
Mrs. Watt, Dr. Cleland, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Hirsch, Mr. and Mrs. Brett,
Mr. and Miss Angus; Miss Mutter,
Capt. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Hollyer,
Mrs. Montieth, Mr. R. Montieth, Mr.
A. Montieth, Mr. J. Wilson, Mr.
Schwengers, Mr. Foote, Miss Gosnell, Mrs. Ohlandt, Mr. and Mrs.
James Douglas, Mr. Fraser, Rev. W.,
Mrs. and the Misses Sweet Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Wootten, Mr. Roy, Mr.
Troup Mr. D. Martin, the Misses
Devereux, Mr. Fraser, Misses Ken
nedy, Mr. and rMs, Frank Ward, the
Misses Sehl, Miss Beanlands, Mrs,
and Miss Tilton, and many others.
LICENSE  TO  AN  EXTRA-PROVIN-
 CIAL COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Lugrin; Mr. Lugrin, Mrs. Dunsmuir;
Mr. J. Kingham, Mrs. R. B. McMicking; Mr. R. B. McMicking, Mrs.
Kingham; Mr. Chas. Vernon, Mrs.
Gillespie; Mr. J. Maitland-Dougall,
Mrs. Vernon; Mr.    Gillespie,    Mrs.
Wolley; Dr. O. M. Jones, Mrs. Mait- office at Victoria, Province of BrltUh
Columbia, this 6th day of January, one
thousand nine hundred and six.
(L.  S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Compiiny
Iiir    been    established    and    licensed
are:—
(a.)To carry on the business of marine, fire and life assurance ln all and
every  of the  branches  of such  busl-
land-Dousull; Mr. C. Phillips-Wol-
ley, Mrs. Jones; Mr. H. Abbott, Mrs.
R. "Reaven; Mr. R. Beaven, Mrs.
Powell Mr. H. B.    Mackenzie   Mrs.
■ Galletly; Mr. Galletly. Mrs. Thymic;
-Major Dupont; Mr. Gibb, Mre. Mackenzie; "Mr. Badwell, Mrs. Gaudin;
Mr. Thynne, Mre. Burns; Capt. Gau-
nesses as at present carried on by the
Corporation and any future development of such business respectively, and
to grant assurances and contracts < *
indemnity against any and every description of loss or liability whatever,
and to undertake and transact any
business now or at any time ordinarily
writers, and to lend money on mortgage or bottomry:
(b.) To acquire and hold without any
license in mortmain and to deal with
and dispose of on such terms and conditions and in such manner as the Corporation may think fit any Ian Is oC
any tenure in the United Kingdoi, uf
Great Britain and Ireland or any interest therein:
(c.) For the purpose of business
premises out of England, to acquire,
hold of and dispose of any lands of
any tenure in India, any colony or dependency of the United Kingdom or in
any foreign country, or any interest
therein, and from time to time to sell,
lease, exchange or otherwise dispose
of any lands or any Interest in lands
so acquired, or any part of the same,
on such terms and conditions as the
Corporation may see fit:
(d.) To enter into and carry Into effect contracts for amalgamating with
or purchasing or taking over the
whole or any part of the business or
property of any company or society
authorised to carry on business which
the Corporation is authorised to carry
on, or for undertaking and performing
all or any of the contracts, liabilities |
and engagements of any such company
or society:
(e.) To procure the Corporation to be
registered or recognised in any coun
try, state, or place abroad, and to make
investments or deposits and comply
with any conditions necessary or expedient in order to carry on business
there:
(f.) To form or assist In forming out
of the United Kingdom any company
for carrying on any business which the
Corporation may for the time being
be authorised to carry on, and to hold
shares or stock in or securities of any
such company, and to guarantee interest or dividends on shares or stock
in or securities of any such company,
and tn dispose of such shares, stock or
securities, and to guarantee the due
fulfilment of all or any the obligations
and engagements of any such company
but so that In every case arrangements
shall be made for securing to the Corporation the control and management
and benefit of the business of any such
company:
(g.) To do all such other things as
may be Incidental or conducive to the
attainment of the above objects:
(h) And to carry out the above objects except so far as otherwise expressed, either alone or in conjunction
with any other person or association of
persons or in any part of the world.
(a) To carry on the business of marine, fire and life assurance ln all and
every of the branches of such businesses respectively as at present carried on
by the Corporation, and any future development of such businesses respectively, and to grant assurances and contracts of indemnity against any and
every description of loss or liability
whatever, and to undertake and transact any business now or at any time
ordinarily undertaken or transacted by
underwriters, and to lend money on
mortgage or bottomry:
(b) To acquire and hold without any
licence In mortmain and to deal with
and dispose of on such terms and conditions and in such manner as the Corporation may think fit any lands of any
tenure in the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland or any interest
therein:
(c) For the purpose of business premises out of England, to acquire, hold of
and dispose of any lands of any tenure
in India, any colony or dependency of
the United Kingdom or In any foreign
country, or any Interest therein, and
from time to time to sell, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of any
lands or any interest In land so acquired, or any part of the same, on such
terms and conditions as the Corporation may see fit:
(d) To enter Into and carry into effect contracts for amalgamating with
or purchasing or taking over the whole
or any part of the business or property
of any company or society authorised
to carry on business which the Corporation Is authorised to carry on, or for
undertaking and performing all or any
of the contracts, liabilities and engagements of any such company or society:
e) To procure the Corporation to be
registered or recognised in any country, state or place abroad, and to make
any investments or deposits and comply with any conditions necessary or
expedient in order to carry on business
there:
(f) To form or assist in forming out
of the United Kingdom any company
for carrying on any business which the
Corporation may for the time being be
authorised to carry on, and to hold
shares or stock ln or securities of any
such company, and to guarantee Interest or dividends on shares of stock In
or securities of any such company, and
to dispose of such shares, stocks or securities, and to guarantee the due fulfilment of all or any the obligations
and engagements of any such company,
but so that In every case arrangements
shall be made for securing to the Corporation the control and management
and benefit of the business to any such
company:
MRS. GARRETT SMITH
Teacher of the Pianoforte
'•Am Meer," Dallas Road.
Pupils taught Theory and Harmony and prepared for the examinations of the Toronto Conservatory of Music.
Recommended by Edward Fisher. Mns. Doc, and other leading
musicians in Canada.
Ternis $5.00 a month for two lessons weekly.
Native Sons' Ball
Large Stock of Specially Selected Gloves
and Ties just arrived tor the
Native Sons' Ball at
Pinch & Pinch
57 Government Street,
Victoria
K LANDED EX. 8. 8. PING SUEY.    A SHIPMENT OF
BUCHANAN'S POPULAR
SCOTCH    WHISKIES
Consisting ol SPECIAL RED SEAL (Known as House of Conunoi s) BUCK  ANd
£ WHITE, ROYAL HOUSEHOLD.
55 The "Royal House' old" is a new brand on this market, s| tcially Imported lor the
* holidays, lt costs ■ Utile more than ordinary Scotch V hiskies; but, then, nothn g is loo
JJ good for Vic orinns. The "Roval Household fccoli h Whisky" muy be had of Fell & Co
jti Mxl H. Ross & Co., West End Grocery Co., F. Larne, Windsor Grocery, Saunders Croft eery Co.
Something New in View Books and
Souvenir Post Cards.
at
Y       T. N. HIBBEN & CO.
t
(g To do all such other things as may
be Incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects:
(h) And to carry out the above objects, except so far as otherwise expressed, either nlone or In conjunction
with any other person or association of
persons and In any part of the world.
Miss Bessie Dunsinuir, wiio is visiting friends in San Francisco, is expected back about, the end of tlie
month,
Physical Training!
Classes
and private lessons in
Swedish Gymnastics and Fencing, Correct Movements and Masruge'.
Personal Interview by Appointment.
Hiss Hillyard,
SO Alfred Street THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20,  1906.
The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine
published every Saturday by
THE WEEK PUBLISHING CO., Ltd.
OFFICES:
76 Government St Victoria, B. C.
Empire Block Vancouver, B.  C.
waterworks handed over to a com- Constable Bullock-Webster, but that
mission.    Tbe  council  endorsed the he had refused    the   offer.   Jailer
idea, but first decided to submit it Grady has also come in for consid-
to the electors to give their opinion erable criticism   lately,   and   some
at a general election.
New Royal City Hospital.
William Holland Keary, for the
fifth term mayor of New Westminster, is nothing if enterprising and
_..__.,      ,,       .     „.     ,      energetic.   During his term of office
S. A. G. Finch . Managing Director bM hag secm.ed many      bUo bene_
W. Blakemore  Edltor, fits for the Royal City,  and he is
Annual Subscription, $1 in Advance now engaged on a crusade for a new
__   - hospital   building.    Every  year  re-
Advertisement Rates. pairs have to be made to the pres-
Commercial lates, according to pnsi- ent Royal Columbian Hospital build-
tion, on application. Reduction' ing, and every year these repairs
on long contracts. are-costing a large sum of money. As
Transient rates, per in., 75c to $1.00 the old building is hardly in keep-
Legal notices (60 days) from..$5.00 ing    with    modern    surgical  ideas,
Theatrical,  per  inch    1,00, Mr.    Keary    believes    that a  new
Readers   per line   6c,to 10c j building should be erected and Mr.
Births, Marriages, Deaths, Lost
and Found and other small
advertisements, per insertion,
from   25c. to $1.00 j
SATURDAY, JAN. 20, 1906.,
Vancouver.
More Commissioners—The Royal City
Hospital-Colliers on Vancouver-
Theatre Prices—The Police—Theatre Exits and Fire—Freak Vocalists—Sports—Rennie Seed Oo.
—Social.
Vancouver has a sensation in a
certain Madame Yulisse, the wife of
a plodding school teacher in Ontario.
Whilst he, good worthy man, is
peacefully pursuing his honorable
vocation Madame is dazzling the
Terminal City with jewelsi galote,
gorgeous gowns, a shocking—that
is electric shocking—voice, and trills
the like of which have never been
heard before. The "prima donna,"
who studied recently under Madame
Keary is making his beliefs known
He suggests a new brick or stone!
building on modern lines, erected
one wing at a time if necessary. The
initial cost would be in the neighborhood of $40,000, to be raised as
follows: Provincial government,
$15,000; New Westminster city
council, $5,000; unknown donor already promised $5,000, and to be
raised by popular subscription $15,-
000. The object is a worthy one,
and it is to be hoped will receive
proper consideration from the government in making up the estimates,
" Colliers' " on Vancouver.
" Colliers'," the well known American weekly magazine and review, has given editorial notee to
the growth of Western Canada's
metropolis, and already the real
estate men and speculators have
jumped prices ten per cent. The
American editor predicts a population of a million for Vancouver before many years pass by. Vancouver is now growing and not boom-
in.!;:.   It is having a rapid but steady
Marchesi   (an old   lady of   85)   in!growth, and the youth of 1905 is a
Paris, claims to be   "the only liv- full grown man in 1906, and showing singer who sings    the    arietta'ing  no  sign  of strain  on  that ac-
froin  Mirella,  and  the  Indian  Bell
Song from   Lakme   in  the  original
candidates for aldermen have been
asked if they would favor having
him fired if they were elected. Sergt.
Butler is also said to be ia disfavor.
Vancouver Theatre Exits.
Shortly after the great Iroquois
theatre disaster in Chicago about a
year ago there was a great deal of
anxiety all over the continent as
to the safety of public buildings
and theatres. The fire wardens in
Vancouver and Victoria got busy
and caused many improvements in
the theatres in the way of emergency
exits. Then when the spasm had
left them these officials calmly proceeded to forget all about it. The
opera house in Vancouver has not
deviated from the orders given, but
the Grand theatre is a veritable
fire trap. The aisles are barely two
feet wide and there are only three
narrow exits. The building is
packed to its full capacity every
night, and the proprietors are always schemng to find some way to
crowd a few more people into the
building. Should some of the scenery catch fire and the audience
stampede the result would be terrible, and the Iroquois disaster
would have a repetition in Vancouver. Who ever is responsible, be he
fire warden, policeman or building
nspector, should delay no longer,
but take immediate and emphatic
action to ensure the safety of the
public.
*   *   *
Mr. F. R .Graton, of Vancouver,
and Miss Anna Schroder were mar-j
ried  at   Sherwood,  Ore.,  last  week
by Rev. Charles A. Hay.   They will
reside in this city.
A very interesting bridge party
took place at the residence of Mrs.
W. E. Burns on Friday.
•   •   •
Mrs. A. A. Garnon gave a jolly
progressive whist party at her residence on Hastings street on Thursday evening. Mrs. C. Lambert and
Mr. J. C. Bonneau secured first
prizes, while the second prizes were
awarded to Mrs. Proule and Mr. S.
Morin. Supper was served in Mrs.
Gagnon's usual dainty style. Among
those present were Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Bonneau, Mr. and Mrs. A. Savard, Mr. and Mrs. P. Tardiff, Mr.
and Mrs. C. Lambert, Mr. and Mrs.
J. De Guidron, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Proule, Mr. and Mrs. W. Fraser,
Mr. and Mrs. Peters, Mr. and Mrs.
S. Morin, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Mor-
riset, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Quelett,
Miss A. Ferris, Miss B. Morriset,
Miss Bonneap Miss L. Bonneau,
Miss I. Savard, Miss E. Savard,
Mr. L. Quelett, Mr. J. Duclos, Mr.
E. Morin, Mr. C. Peters, Mr. C.
Gagnon.
Miss  Cartwright    entertained
tea hour on Tuesday.
at
high key. In the end she takes B
natural, octave above the high C. A
musical criti'c who heard the performance on the 9th inst., thus describes    it for the benefit of "The
Week": Madame Yulisse is a! to the United States, have now be
musical freak, she has no middle reg- Lome ardent "boomers" of the Ter-
ister ,where the bulk of all vocali- minal City. Perhaps the greatest
zation is done. She did touch B effect of this growth is felt at the
natural, but it was wth a 'jerk' land registry office, where applicap
from which she instantly relapsed, j tions for registrations are piling in
I am doubtful whether she di'd not at such a rate that it, is impossible
do it in 'falsetto.' She is not a for the staff to keep pace with them.
singer, but a vocal trickster. Her They are crowded for room and
methods are as peculiar as her overdone with work. Registrar Ab-
vocalism. She has the footlights I bott and his staff of nine clerks are
turned up when she appears and | doing more work in Vancouver than
turned out for the other artists, in-1 are four registrars and nine clerks
eluding   Madame    Clary, who is a j in the offices at Nelson, New West-
The annual ball of the West End
Lacrosse Club, held in Pender hall
on Tuesday evening, was one of the
social events of the season. The
attendance was large and all present had a most enjoyable time. Refreshments were served at midnight.
The chaperones were Mesdames A.
_____^_1_ „ , E. Tuck, G. W. Baylay and W. R.
rived  here  with   the  idea  that   all; payner
growth  and prosperity was confined'
count. All linefc 0$ business aiv
prospering; -new industries coming
in and everybody has a light heart
and hopes for a great future for
their city.   Even Americans who ar-
singer. Although she is a curiosity of the first order. I understand she sings in a city church
choir for $25 a month."
This marvellous "prima donna"
apent a week in Victoria last month,
but mercifully passed eastwards
without inflicting her vocal gymnastics on our citizens.   Let us hope
the danger is over,
•   •   •
. More Vancouver Commissioners. .
When the Provincial Government
appointed a board of police conl-
missioners for Vancouver, how certain civic politicians did howl! The
cry they sent up was heard as far
as Ottawa, and some of them thought
that they made enough racket to be
heard even at Downing street. But
now comes the great surprise! These
same civic politicians are advocating
the entire control of their city by
commissions. One, alderman advef
cates the placing of all the civic
departments under the management
of an executive board of three salaried members, on the same lines
as the board of control in Toronto.
The proposer believes that three
practical men could save the city
much useless expense, and by relieving the aldermen of their heavier
duties would also relieve them of
their gratuities, for they would
then be expected to serve for the
honor and not for the $25 per month.
Then again, we have another commission proposed. Mayor Buscombe
wants to have the control of the city
Mr, and Mrs. W. C. Macey, of
1665 Seventh avenue, Fairview, celebrated their golden wedding on
Monday night. The couple were
married at Malcolme, Ont., and
have spent 32 years in British Columbia, and therefore may be
termed as pioneers. They have fifteen children and eleven grand children.
•   •   •
During the Christmas festivities,
Mr. John Royall Reid, Vancouver,
manager of the Westinghouse Elec-
Mrs. L. G. McPhillips gave a
small farewell tea on Friday in
honor of Mrs. Lockwood.
• *   *
Mrs. W. H. Rourke (nee Rudolph)
of Davie street, held her post-nuptial
reception on Thursday.
* •   •
Mrs. Berdoe gave a jolly dance at
her residence on Broughton street
on Monday night in honor of Miss
Graeme Lockwood.
«   »   •
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mueller
celebrated their silver wedding on
Tuesday evening of last week.
Music and games halped to pass the
evening quickly away.
•   •   *
The annual dance of the Hudson's, Bay Company's employees
took place in Pender hall on Monday night. About two hundred people were present and a delightful
evening was spent. After supper,
which was served at midnight,
dancing was again in order and was j
kept up till an early hour.
»   »   »
The members of Courts Ladysmith!
and Pacific A. O. F. intend holding J
a dance in O'Brien's hall on Wednesday, February 7th. j
«   •   *
p.tutieyf
minster, . Kamloops    and    Victoria..   ,  . .       __
Several  of  the  clerks in  the local jtne 3Co-< and Mlss Serine   Har-
office are only employed as tempor-! wo°d,  J"^,   ™re    marned     at
■ Southside, Va.   The event was one
ary help, but the legislature will be
asked before the close of this
session to provide for several extra
clerks. It is true of Vancouver:
"By sea and land we prosper."
Why is it tliat theatres in Britisli
Columbia have to charge twenty-
five cents to see what is only a part
of a show, which charges hut ten
cents admssion in other Coast
cities?
Vancouver Police.
The Vancouver police commissioners are said to have intentions
of replacing the present chief of
police with a new man. There has
been no open friction between the
present chief and the commissioners,
and it is not even hinted that Chief
North has not done what ho thought
to be his duty. But there have been
reports of incompetence on the force
for some months, and the recent
fiasco of the detectives in letting
young Fisher, alias Jones, slip
through their fingers and get over
to Blaine, has caused a public demand for better work. There are a
number of so-called detectives on
the force in Vancouver, and the report is that some of them are not
at all competent, even to keep track
of suspects onee they hit the trial.
It is said that the office of chief of
police has been offered to Provincial
of the most brilliant of the season
in the southern city.
• •   •
Postmaster and Mrs. Miller have
left on a holiday trip to California,
which will extend over three months.
• *   •
Miss Sadie Brenton is visiting
friends in Seattle and from there
will go to Victoria for a week.
a    •    •
Mrs. Oscar Olmstead and Mrs.
Thomas Malloy and children, of
North    Vancouver, have left on a
trip to Calfornia.
• •    a
Mrs. Lucas Hunt entertained a
few friends at her residence, Fair-
view, last eveniig.
• •   •
A dance will be given in aid of St.
Paul's    church   funds in O'Brien's
hall on Tuesday evening.
• •   •
Mrs. Charles Henshaw entertained
at tea hour on Monday of last week
in honor of Miss Florence Wilson,
of England, who soon   leaves   for
China.
»   •   •
Mrs. Green made a pleasant hostess at dinner on Wednesday, after
which the party occupied a box at
the opera to witness the performance
of "When Johniy Comes Marching
Home."
Mrs. W. E. Burns entertained at
bridge on Friday night in honor of
her cousin, Mrs. Hall, of Peterboro,
Ont. Among those present were
Mr. and Mrs. H. Senkler, Mr. and
Mrs. Donald, Dr. and Mrs. J. Senkler, Mr. and Mrs. Ridley, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Burns, Mrs. Hutchins, Miss
Lilian    Bums, . Miss Wey,  Mr.  B.
Smith and Dr. Keith.
♦   «   •
Mrs. Leslie Wright, Barclay
street, gave a very enjoyable euchre
party on Friday evening in honor of
Miss  McPhillips, of Winnipeg.
«   •   *
Madame de Gendron entertained
a number of her friends at a party
given in Smith's hall, Cordova
street on Tuesday evening. Dancing
was the principal amusement At
midnight the guests adjourned to
the residence of the hostess and partook of a dainty supper. The party
was concluded with musical selections and songs.
• •   *
The Maple Leaf Dancing Club
held its regular fortnightly assembly in Pender hall on Thursday.
• •   •
The marriage of Miss Eva Mary
Louise, youngest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Peter, to Mr.
Charles H. Wilson, is announced to
take place on January 31st.
• •   •
Miss Florence Wilson is the guest
of Mrs. J. M. LeFevre, Georgia
street.   Miss Wilson intends leaving
for the Orient shortly.
• »   »
The music and songs of Auld
Scotia were greatly in evidence on
Wednesday evening in the O'Brien
hall, at the concert and dance given
by the St. Andrew's and Caledonia
Society. The concert occupied the
first part of the evening, after the
floor had been cleared dancing was
indulged in until midnight.
»   »   »
Mrs. MacBeth (nee Hamilton)
held her post-nuptial reception on
Thursday afternoon and evening at
her residence on Seymour street.
• •   •
Mrs. Arthur Thynne gave an especially enjoyable children's party
on Monday evening of last week in
honor of Miss Graeme Lockwood.
a    •    *
A party was given by Miss L.
Woods and Miss L. Nason at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. McLean,
Powell street, on Thursday evening.
The members of the
Pedro Club held a progressive pedrc
party onTuesday evening. The early|
part of the evening was spent play-
ing that noble game, after which
tasty refreshments were served andl
an impromptu dance concluded the<
party.
• •   •
A jolly children's dance
given by several prominent hostessesl
in St. Paul's school room on Friday evening. About 80 children I
were present. The chaperons were J
Mrs. Green, Mrs. Taylor and Mrs.'
Creery.
• •   •
Miss  Brookbridge,   who  has been j
visiting this  city for a while, left
for her home in Liverpool on Satur- J
day.
• •   *
Mr. William Holden returned Friday morning from an extended trip
to New York and other Eastern
cities.
• •   •
Mrs. Vass, of Seymour street, en-1
tertained on Tuesday afternoon, j
Mr. and Mrs.- Vass intend leaving |
for Nelson soon.
• *   •
Mrs. A. M.  Tyson,    of    Burrard
street, returned on Sunday from an ,
extended trip through the East.
»   .   •
Mrs. E. J. Grant, of Rossland, j
and her two little daughters are 1
guests of Mrs. J. Grant, of Hamilton J
street.
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Kootenay Letter.
Municipal Elections — A ..Labor
Mayor for Bosslandt-President
of Agrcultural Society for Nelson—Rev. Baer Falls Down in
Attempt to Revive Tribune-
Mining Activity	
Nelson, Jan. 15.—This is the week
of elections in the Kootenay country and things political are getting
very busy. In Rossland the development of the week has been the withdrawal of Alderman Embleton from
the mayoral candidature. This, apparently, leaves P. R. Macdonald, al-
wSja alderman, alone in the field.
It is possible, however, that the
mayor, Charles Hamilton, may be
called upon to run. The election of
P. R. Macdonald would be a nemesis.
For years Rossland has been run by
the faction which is against the
miners' union. Now P. R. Macdonald has always been a prominent
union man. He was secretary of
the union is still secretary. He was
president of the Brtish Columbia
end of the Western Federation of
Miners, and is, of course, still one
of its influential men. Now this
particular labor organization has
been denounced from the provincial
judicial bench as a public enemy.
And Rossland appoints one of its
chief officers its mayor! What
chance would Charles Hamilton
have if he ran? Personally he is
respected in Rossland. He has
heen often alderman. He is one of
jits leading lawyers., He| was the
police commissioner who resigned as
a protest to public gambling. But
Hamilton is of that party that has
run Rossland since its incorporation.
None of Rossland's mayors have
been working men. Often there was
none or but one miner on its aldermanic board. Rossland owns
nothing to-day but its water system. Its people are overwhelmingr
ly in favor of owning its own public
franchises. But these are owned by
private companies. Mining companies place their magazines within
the city limits regardless of the law,
and the eity raises no protest. The
city is in consequence severely
damaged and no one lifts his voice.
The West Kootenay Power & Light
Company supplies Bossland with
light and power, and Rossland finds
itself without money to secure its
franchises on their lapse. The
money has been spent on a thousand
and one things, which, however good
,in themselves brought no direct
revenue to the city. This state of
things is not blamed upon the waning
fortunes of that city during the past
few years, but is blamed upon its
administrators. This being the case,
rightly or wrongly, P. R. Macdonald
will be elected mayor. Whether he
can do better than his predecessors
remains to he seen. He can hardly do worse.
Nelson is in an infinitely superior position. The town is increasing in size. Its real estate assessments are not inflated. It has a big
job before it in the erection and
running of its own power plant to
supply power to its leased tramway
system, to its many small manufacturers and for its lighting. All
these things will bring revenue to
the city. When that revenue is
coming in there will be ample time
for the grading of streets and the
beautifying of its public thoroughfares and parks. The policy is exactly the reverse of that in vogue
in its younger sister and rival, Rossland. It has been so far successful.
The Progressive party, nicknamed
the Houstonites, and declared to be
by the opposition or citizen's party,
as made up of the hoi polloi rather
than the men of influence, declare
that this policy is theirs. The Progressives, in fact, translate the Mussulman cry, Allah-il-allah, Muham-
med rasul allah, as "Nelson is
great and Houston is its prophet!"
The citizen party, however, declare
as emphatically that the reverse is
the case, and that Nelson's success
is due to itself and exits in spite
of the effort of John Houston and
his following, the Progressives. The
fight is warm, feeling running almost as high as if the redoubtable
John were here to lead his devotees
into the fray. Heading the party is
John Malone, president of the Agr.i
I cultural Society. In the east ward
he has two grocers and a ship carpenter for his aldermen, and in the
west another grocer, the port stew^
ard and an insurance agent. This is
the make-up on one side. On the
other is Alderman Gillett, a contrac-
I tor, who has a doctor, a financier
and a shoemaker of Socialistic celebrity, which, by the way, ebbs and
flows, a not infrequent characteristic of the men who ply the awl.
In the west ward the make-up is
an ex-minister of mines, a large
property Owner and a real estate
agent. As to the issue, there isn't
one. The thing to do is to complete the power plant. The Malone
people say that we are the people
who started the scheme against all
opposition, and we are to be trusted to carry it through. The Gillett people say, why our -chief man
is a contractor, and of course he is
the man to complete the power plant
and he means to do it. The Progressive retort that he means to do
nothing of the kind!
And so the war goes on. There
is one thing certain that if the Gillett party, which looks like winning,
do not put the power plant scheme
through, the Progressives will run
the city of Nelson for many a year
to come after their failure.
John Houston's evening paper
has dropped, probably completely.
The Rev. W. W. Baer tried in vain
to rescuscitate it. The morning
paper has a large circulation in and
out of the city. It is Liberal, pari-
ticularly, and positively Liberal.
The evening paper would have to
be as particularly and positively
Conservative. But the morning paper is not a progressive organ. The
evening paper would have to be a
Progressive organ as well as a Conservative. On the Gillett ticket are
three Conservatives, on the Malone
ticket all are either Conservatives,
or have no particular political leaning. So the morning paper gets the
Liberal support and a great portion
of the Conservative (this latter is
probably against the grain of its
editor).
While there is nothing particular
to chronicle in mining this week, it
will be seen from the list of shipments that the Kootenay country
has been very busy in its workaday
hours when its mind is not troubled
with fatuous politics.
At the Street Corner.
By the Lounger.
"Manners maketh man," and
women, too, I suppose, the worthy
bishop, who founded the school of
Winchester would have said if he
had been asked. Possibly in his day
women were possessed of such
charming manners that he considered it unnecessary to make mention
of them. It is a good thing for his
peace of mind that he never had the
opportunty of observing the conduct
of many of the ladies who patronise
the Watson theatre. The essence of
good manners is a consideration for
the feelings and comfort of others.
Why then do so many ladies insist
on beginning to get ready to go out
about five minutes before the end of
the last scene? I have noticed this
tendency on many occasions, and I
think it time that some remarks
were made about it.
To begin with the practice is extremely annoying to those who are
sitting behind any lady who suddenly bounces out of her seat, and
puts on her cloak; when several
women do the same thing there is
of necessity  a considerable amount
;of noise, wheh distracts the attention of those listening to the play, j
Moreover, it is distinctly rude    to |
the members of the company, who
have been working hard all the evening to amuse    others.    There   can
surely be no need for such nn ex-'
cessive hurry to get out.   Thc theatre is always over long before tlie
last  car  has departed.    Why  then
this unseemly haste?   Thc Lounger
would feel that he had really accomplished one-useful    thing   in   this
world if this meets the eye of an
offender, and she resolved, like Bus-
ter Brown, not to do it again. i
While on the subject of theatres
and manners, I should also like to
know why so few men in this city
take their hats off when the National Anthem is played. I can understand a rabid Socialist deliberately keeping lis head-covering on
as a sign of independence, but here
it seems to be the rule and not the
exception, and yet Canada boasts
of her loyalty.
Who is responsible for the upkeep of the church-yard whicli lies
just outside the cathedral? Is it
because we have a cemetery to use
now that God's acre is allowed to
go from had to worse, and to become
an eye-sore to the people? I have
heard many complain of its aspect
so I went on a tour of inspection.
Like the Queen of Sheba, 1 found
that the half had not been told. The
palings are broken down, some of
the grave-stones are overturned, the
grass has been permitted to grow
until it is positively rank. There
must be many in Victoria who have
relations, probably pioneers, buried
in that consecrated piece of ground;
I do not think that it would be a
great hardship for such to club together to put the plot into thorough
repair. My knowledge of law is
limited, but I do not believe that
the city council are the responsible
parties in this ease. No one can fail
to see that the burying-ground as
it is, is a very poor advertsement to
the town, both from the point of
view of beauty and of sentiment.
The Lounger sometimes makes
predictions, but never unless he is
certain; in that case he is prepared
to bet on them. He is going to do
so now, for he has heard on very
good authority that the dignity of
the office of Lieut.-Governor is not
likely to lose anything, as far as insignia, and the proper wearing of
•it goes, when Sir Henri retires. For,
now don't look surprised and say:
"Oh. he has been mentioned before." The Honorable Mr. Justice
Archer Martin is the man chosen.
If you do not believe me wait and
see if I am wrong before you scoff.
Anyway why should you scoff? If
it comes off, and it will, let's all
hope for another Royal visit. Tliere
will not be any lack of due ceremonial, we may all be sure of that.
What 0 sorry thing it is to have
to vote at this time of the year. I
have wandered down the street trying to look as though my vote and
influence could do untold wonders,
aud have watched all kinds of well-
known people who are running for
office, or rather who were running
stop and speak affably to men who
were obviously strangers, but they
never came to soloeit my patronage.
One man did though, now that I
come to thnk of it; I was walking
down Government street when a man
came up to me and started talking.
I did not know him from Adam, but
I guessed that he was a candidate,
and somehow I began to feel very
thirsty; why, I cannot tell; it grew
on me. Well we went on talking
about the weather and the mud and
oilier interesting topics, when he
suddenly broke off and said: "I
hope you will pardon tne, seeing
that we are strangers, but I should
like to ask a favor of yon." Obvious.
ly a candidate I thought, and the:
thirst grew. "Certainly, my.dear
sir," I replied, "command me in
anything." "Well then if you
could possibly let me have a dollar I
till the day after to-morrow I
should be most awfully obliged." My
thirst suddenly went off.
I have been asked to mention a
subject which is hardly new to these
columns, the mud on the causeway.
It is wearisome for me to write, and
for you to read the same old comL
plaint week after week, but it must
be done. It is your own fault.
Badger the authorities until they are
compelled to keep the streets in better order. Thre is a grand opportunity for the new council to show
what they can do: if they clean tlie
roads to start with they will have
earned the gratitude of all the citizens. At present it is impossible to
cross the streets in many places
without getting filthy, and it is no
better on the sidewalks, as the
passing horses splash the pedestrian
with mud.
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and at 301 HASTINGS ST., VANCOUVER THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY ao, 1906.
PROVINCIAL
Happenings Prom the Rockies to
the Pacific Coast.
Dog in the Manger—Ignorance in
Excelsis—All Canadian Route-
Progressive Vernon—Grub Staking—Racing for Nicola—An Able
Presentment—Prediction Realized—Prosperous Boundary — A
Novel Suggestion—Well Done,
Enderby—W. R. Ross and His
Mission—R. W. Shatford to the
Pore.
Dog in the Manger.
The West ' Kootenay Power &
Light Co. have earned an unenviable
reputation by pursuing a "dog in thv
manger" policy with respect to the
city of Nelson and using all the
weight of their corporate influence
and wealth to thwart the wish of
the citizens to own and operate a
public utility. As the matter to
"subjudice" the result of their
monopolistic campaign is not yet
known. Now they have cast their
eyes further afield and have the effrontery to apply to the Provincial
Legislature for an alteration in their
charter which would enable them to
extend their clutches into the
Boundary district, and put the Cascade Water, Light & Power Co. out
of business. The members of the
British Columbia Legislature have
not sunk so low as the promoters of
this confirscatory measure, and it is
hardly likely that they will look
twith favor on a policy which would
not only inflict a gross injustice on
an English company, but would give
a black eye to the investment of outside capital for the development of
the resources of British Columbia.
tures new" on the part of Northwest
settlers' seeking a milder climate.
Last year more than $1,000 worth of
new buildings were erected and 9,000
fruit trees were set out. Vernon
holds the key to the beautiful valley
Grub Staking.
The Frank Sentinel tells a pretty
story of a well-known Western celebrity, C. P. Hill, going to San Francisco to chase John McKane in order
to recover untold millions from him.
Those who know C. P. Hill have no
doubt he wll succeed if pertinacity
can do it. On the other hand no one
who knows the Scotch John McKane
will believe that he will part with a
cent for sentimental reasons. The
Frank Sentinel thus describes the
incident:
"It was not many years ago that
millionaire McKane, formerly a well-
known man of the Kootenays, but
now a Croesus of the new Nevada
gold fields, was not as rnch as he is
now. That was when Tonopah's
riches were being heralded to the
world and he wanted to go there and
try his fortune. Mr. Hill was one of
the men who made it possible for him
to do so. He grub staked McKane,
who did strike it rich, and in a few
years became immensely wealthy.
When it came to the divy he balked
and Mr. Hill has never been able to
get an accounting. Mr. Hill claims
an eighth of the sundry and divers
millions McKane has amassed as the
result of the assistance he received
and has instituted suit in the United
States courts to recover. His trip to
'Frisco is for the purpose of prosecuting the suit.
Ignorance in Excelsis.
The Boundary Creek Times is no
longer edited hy that fire-eatng
swashbuckler of political lobbyists-
Duncan Ross. He has resigned his
poition to H. O. Lamb of Winnipeg
in order to allow himself more time
to exploit Great Northern schemes,
and incidentally to pave the way for
the success of Martin Burrill at the
next Federal election.
In the last issue of the paper, before leaving, Duncan worked off a
screed about the railway policy of
the McBride government, which he
declared was all cut and dried and
involved legislation "to confirm the
C. P. R. in an enormous land grant
and bonus that corporation to build
a railway which it is forced to build
by the enterprise of its competing
road without money or lands. Just
about the time this prescient effusion
reached the coast the Premier was
announcing to the legislative assembly that there would be no railway
bill this session. This is about on a
par for accuracy with the average
statements of the member from Yale,
Kootenay.
All Canadian Route.
Canadians have never been satis-
fled with the route to the Yukon by
way of the White Pass Railway and
have ever since the melancholy fate
of the Mackenzie Mann project cherished the hope that som day an all
Canadian route would be established.
It is doubtful, however, whether the
proved resources of the country justify the granting of a charter for the
purpose. The first flush of the gold
excitement has passed. Placer mining has subsided into an industry of
very moderate dimensions. Lode mining has not been developed to any
considerable extent. Th production
of gold has fallen from a maximum
of $25,000,000 to $11,000,000. It is
not a lnmbering or agricultural country, nor could a line be located that
would not pass through at least 1000
miles of unproductive country, with
no "Northwest" on the other side.
For these reasons there are grave
doubts whether the application of
President John Hendry of the N. W.
& Y. Rnilwny is anything more than
a bluff.
Racing For Nicola.
Latet advices from Spence's Bridge
show that record work has been done
on the railway built by the C. P. R.
into the Nicola coal fields. One seai-
son has sufficed to do the bulk of the
grading, and the laying of the steel
has already commenced from the
Spence's Bridge end. Competent
judges agreed that the whole forty-
six miles will be completed the coming spring, and then it is expected
that the additional fifty miles to
Hedley will be built by June, 1907.
An Able Presentment.
J. R. .Robertson of Revelstoke
has issued in the Mail Herald the
best exposition and defence of the
L. D. A. that has yet appeared. It
is a complete answer to the tissue of
misrepresentations with which the
opponents of Sunday rest have flooded the country. No Canadian desirous of preserving and protecting the
best traditions of the race will differ
materially with Mr. Robertson on
any phase of the important question
which he so ably handles.
Progressive Vernon.
The capital of the Okanagjan Vnlley is more than holding its own in
the rush for "fresh fields nnd pao-
Prediction Realized.
It is with regret that the news of
the stoppage of all development work
in the mines of the Tyee Copper Co.
was received by the outside world
this week. After the recent report
of the eminent American expert, and
all the hysterical efforts of a friendly press have failed to galvanize it
into life.
Prosperous Boundary.
No part of the province can show
such   satisfactory    development    in
mining as the Boundary.     It seems
hardly   credible  that    the   country
I which poor Father "Pat" was boosting eight years ago last year produc-
! ed little short of 1,000,000 tons   of
! ore, and this year bids fair to   ex-
j ceed that figure.     It may be interesting to recapitulate the totals for
j the six  years ending December 31,
11905.    They are as   follows.   1900,
. 62.389  tons;    1901,    348,439    tons;
j 1902, 460.000 tons;    1903,    697,404
tons;    1904.    837,666    tons;    1905,
,941,817 tons.
A Novel Suggestion.
A  correspondent  of  the  Cnmber-
' lnnd daily makes a novel suggestion
for the economical handling: of puln-
lic business. It is that the school
jstnffi should   divide the  work.    Ono
should net ns mayor, another ns con-
! stable, another ns collector, another
'as magistrate,     Since the surrcestiovi
is obviously made in good faith, the
1 author cannot hnve lived in Victoria.
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for he says there would be no friction under such an arrangement.
W. R. Ross and His Mission.
The genial and popular membe/r
for Fernie has a large order on his
hands. The Fernie Ledge, which
runs first to tell Mr. Ross what his
duty to his constituency is, says that
all the people expect him to take
back after the session is over is a
new jail, a new court house and
some rosfl »nonoy. If he accomplished all this the Ledge would do its
best to prevent him from returning
to Victoria in another parliament.
Such is gratitude.
Well Done, Enderby.
The Enderby Progress of the 12th
inst. publishes the first annual balance sheet of that prosperous and
thriving city. It shows all debts
paid and $186.91 in cash in the bank.
Every dttail of receipts and expenditure is shown with a clearness and
precision that are as gratifying as
the result. This is a splendid record for an infant municipality.
W. R. Shatford to the Fore.
The Similkameen is well represented by Mr. R. W. Shatford, who has
done a good week's work for his
constituency. On Monday he made
an excellent speech in the Assembly
and on Tuesday he and Mrs. Shatford were conspicuous at the ball at
Government House, being honored
with an invitation to the first supper table.
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The growth of the west is being
recognized every day by the large
eastern houses. Among the big companies who have recently opened up
in Vancouver, attention must be
called to the William Rennie Co.,
Ltd., the well-known seed firm. This
company has opened a commidious
seed warehouse on Hastings street,
Vancouver, and are prepared to fill
orders without the delay of sending
to Eastern Canada. In this osstte of
The Week the company advertises a
special order to readers of the paper.
Mrs. J. H. Poff was hostess at a
most enjoyable lunch on Thursday
at the Oak Bay hotel. The table was
decorated with pink carnations and
ferns. Those present were: Mrs.
Langley, Mrs. Carmichael, Mrs. Pagan, Miss Ware, Miss Gertie Keefer,
Mrs. Hood, Mrs. R. H. Pooley, Mrs.
Roper, Mrs.   Pemberton   and   Mrs.
Laing.
§   •   »
Hon. Charles E. Wilson, Mrs. Wilson nnd Mrs. McLean are stayng at
Rockabella for the season.
Vancouver
Opera House
E, R. RICKETTS, Manager.
Four nights  and Wednesday  Matinee
commencing
riONDAY, JAN. 33
Return ot the Universal Favourites
Pollard's Lilliputian
Opera Co.
Monday   and Thursday—"A Runaway
Girl."
Tuesday—"The Belle of New York."
Wednesday Matinee—"Pinafore."
Wednesday Evening—"The Geisha."
Perfect productions in every detail.
Prices—Night, 25c, 50c, 75c   Matinee,
children 35c; adults 50c.
Week of  January   22   1906.
Grand
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Magic and Illusions.
MR. AND MRS. YOUNG,
Rural     Comedy     Sketch     "At
Homespun Wedding."  __£*,
AL. SHANE,
Hebrew Comedian.
VARDEMAN,
The Auburn Haired Beauty.
ILLUSTRATED SONG,
"Absence Makes the Heart Grow
Fonder."
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Murray
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Harry's Dream
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ASSEMBLY  DANCING  ACADEMY
ASSEMBLY HALL, FORT ST.
'Phone  A822.
Mrs. Simpson's advanced class is held
on  Thursdays,  at 8 p.m.;    Beginners'
Miss Mabel Tatlow left on Thurs- class, Monday; Children's class, Thursday evening; for a   brief   visit    to days; class for children under ten years,
friends in Armstrong: and Vernon.
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 5.30.
LYRIC
THEATRE
Broad Street, Between
Yates    and    Johnson
0. Renz,      Manager.
The oldest and nmst popular vaudeville
resort in the cily. The management
niins at. all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville
talent tliat pains ana money can secure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8:30.
Admission: 10 and 25c.
WATSON'S  THEATRE
PHONE 81
Starting Monday January 22nd
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. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1906.
MUSIC AND THE STAGE
The theatre we always have with
us, but it is rarely that we are given
a treat like that which was placed
before the audience which greeted
Messrs. Jerome K. Jerome and
Charles Battell Loomis at the Institute hall last Tuesday evening.
It was unfortunate that on the
night selected there should also have
been counter attractions, such as
the hall at Government House, which
robbed the meeting of the presence
oi*Vhe Lieut.-Governor and party.
However, even thus it was a large
audience which assembled to be
amused by the two well known
humorists. It goes without saying
that not one person left the hall
disappointed. Mr. C. H. Lugrin, in
the absence of Sir Henri, took the
chair and introduced the reciters.
Mr. Jerome relied entirely on a
fund of stories and eomic sketches,
without using a hook at all. For
an hour, divided into two periods,
between which Mr. Loomis appeared,
he kept his audience in a roar of
laughter. His two sketches entitled
"Ladies Shopping" and "Shopping by the book of Conversations
were particularly well received. Mr.
Loomis in his reading of the "Gusher" at an afternoon tea party
scored a big success, as he did in the
story of the Irish woman and the
gramophone. The prevailing feeling among the audience at the close
may be expressed in the words of
the well-known song, "Let  'e:u all
come;"
• •   •
At the Victoria this week Miss
Lansing Rowan, assisted by Mr.
Harry Farhney, has been occupying
the boards. For the excessively
small Bum of 30 cents it has been
possible to witness good drama
from the best seats in the house.
On the afternoon of the day when
this column meets the public eye,
there will be presented a grand
representation of Alexandre Dumas' famous romance, "The Count
of Monte Christo." Early next
week Louis James, who has appeared
with success before in Victoria, will
portray "Virginius," a role immortalized by Edwin Forrest. Mr.
James has always been a favorite
in Victoria and will no doubt be
greeted by a large house. On Trus-
day, 25th, the Pollard Company,
who are well known here, will commence an eight-night engagement.
• •   •
In the early part of the week
Watson's gave a very fine representation of Hall Caine's masterpiece,
"The Christian." In spite of the
fact that Miss Mae Keane, who has
been playing the part of the leading
lady for some time, had to leave hurriedly th© night before, owing to
serious domestic affliction, the play
went off without a hitch. Miss
Elizabeth Hale, who will play Miss
Keane's parts, although she only
had a few hours in which to prepare the part of Polly Love, gave
great satisfaction. Miss Sadie Reynolds, who had very little longer in
which to get ready for the trying
part of Glory Quayle, showed herself
equal to the emergency. Albert J.
Watson, as Horatio Drake, acted
well, and was well supported by the
other members of the company. Tonight will he played "British
Born." Next week the Watson
eompany are leaving Victoria for a
week at Nanaimo, and the Mc-
Kandless Merry Makers, a colored
minstrel eompany, will dispense
amusement to  the patrons   of   the
theatre.
•   •   •
Manager Jamieson at the Grand
has been giving his usual good
show, the ever popular moving pictures, "The escape from Sing-
Sing,' 'etc. Voteela and Nina,
female gymnasts, are well worth
seeing;. Their performances on the
rings are far out of the ordinary
exhibitions of this kind. Vardon,
Perry and Wilber, musical comet-
dians and dancers, deserved the applause they received. Mandolins
were their favorite instruments and
the audience seemed  to thnk that I
they had made a wise choice in this
line. Gilbert's performing animals, two dogs, three monkeys, three
goats, and one small pony composed
one of the best animal troupes which
has visited Victoria for some time.
Children always enjoy such shows,
and there will be plenty of opportunities on Saturday for the parent who wants to give the youngsters a treat to take them to this.
Miss Alice Wildermere's new song,
"The Golden Bridge," was very
good. Next, week will appear The
Great Albini, who is not unknown
to ths city; since his last visit,
however, he has largely increased
his stock n trade. He is a prestidigitator of superlative merit. His
great feature, and the one which
prolonged his engagement in Seattle, is his demonstrations in telepathy. Mr. and Mrs. Young give a
rural comedy. Al Shane, a Hebrew
comedian, and Vardaman, a female
impersonator, complete the  list.
At the Savoy the princpal attractions have been J. H. Fielding, in
his latest farce comedy entitled
"Egypt," and the Ashtons, an
acrobatic troupe, which rightly
claim to be "the wonders of the
world." Mddles. Hall and Bonner
are to be congratulated on their
singing, which is distinctly above
the average, while Mr. and Mrs.
H. S. Weaver in their comedy are
provocative of much mirth.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described lands, situate on
the Skeena river, two miles below
Skeena Canyon and adjoining S. B.
Johnson's property, and beginning at a
post planted and marked J. T. Phelan's
initial post, thence east 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains to the place of
commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905.
J. T. PHELAN, Locator.
LOUIS ANDERSON, Agent.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land, situated on
Skeena river, about three-quarters mile
below Copper river and adjoining Wm.
Bosded's pre-emption, and beginning at
a post planted and marked J. W. Graham's initial post, thence east 40 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 40
chains, thence south 40 chains to place
of commencement, containing 160 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905.
J. W. GRAHAM, Locatoi
A. E. JOHNSON, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date 1 intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated in Juskatla,
Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands.
Commencing at a stake marked E. C.
Collison's S.W. corner; thence running 40 chains east; thence 160 chains
north; thence west 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
E. C. COLLISON,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
NOT ."£ is hereby given tliat thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated opposite Harrison's Island, Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake marked E. C. Collison's N.E. corner; thence running 40
chains east; thence 160 chains south;
thence west 40 chains; thence north
160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
E. C. COLLISON,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
MESSENGER
Phone 409.
Messages delivered, bills distributed,
wedding presents handled carefully,
flowers distributed, etc.
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Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land, situated on
Skeena river, one mile below Skeena
Canyon, and beginning at a post planted
near Singlehurst wagon road and
marked S. B. Johnson's initial post,
thence east 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
north 80 chains to place of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905.
S. B. JOHNSON, Locator.
Louis Anderson, Agent.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Hon
orable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land: Commencing
at a post marked southeast corner, situated 20 chains west of the west line of
the Kitwangah Indian Reserve, at a
point where said line crosses the Skeena river, running 20 chains north,
thence 40 chains west, thence 20 chains
south, thence 40 chains east, to point
of commencement, containing 80 acres
more or less.
Dated December 8th, 1905.
R. S. SARGENT, Locator,
JOHN FOUNTAIN, Agent.
APPLICATION FOR PURCHASE.
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j   or cleaned thoroughly and press- < >
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Cleaning, Dyeing, Tailoring
83 View St.,      Phone A1207
Notice is hereby given that 6o days
after date I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following described land, situated in Range V'.,
Coast Dist., B. C, viz,: Commencing at
the N. W. corner of L. 273, Range V.,
Coast Dist., and thence Ast. north 20
chains, thence Ast. west 40 chains,
thence Ast. east 20 chains, thence Ast.
north 40 chains and thence Ast. east
to point of commencement.
Oct. 15, 1905.
STANLEY P. DUNLEVY.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that sixty days
after date I intend to apply to the Honourable Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase
the following described land, situate in
the Bulkley Valley, Coast District:
Commencing at a post planted at the
N. W. Cor. lot 618, range five, and
marked F. E. .HD.'s N. W. corner;
thence south 80 chains; thence east 40
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
west 40 chains to the place of beginning, being lot 618, range five, coast
district.
FLORENCE E. H. DEPPE
Victoria, B. C, January 9, 1906.
Italian School of Mosic
SIGNOR ERNESTO CLAUDIO
Professor
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli
(Italy). In addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, he will
conduct a special claaa in the art of
pianoforte accompaniment to a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is gWen to beginners as well as
to advanced players. The school ia situated at 117 Cook Street Victoria.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make ap-
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated at head of Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake marked
H. A. Collison's_ S.E. corner; thence
running 40 chains east; thence 160
chains north; thence west 40 chains;
thence south 160 chains to point of
commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of' British Columbia.
October 23rd, 190S.
H. A. COLLTSON,
Per  Percy  Harrison,
Agent.
NOTICli is hereby given that thirty
days after date 1 intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near head of
Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked L. Morrow's N.W. corner;
thence running 40 chains south; thence
160 chains west; thence north 40
chains; thence east 169 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
L. MORROW,
Per  Percy  Harrison,
Agent
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated about centre of
Juskatla and known as Harrison's
Island, containing 640 acres more or
less.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
JOHN R. SCOTT,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make ap-
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated on Kumdis
Slough, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake marked
Geo. W. Morrow's N.W. corner;
thence running east 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence north 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
GEO. W. MORROW.
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following de-
schibed lands, situated near Quan
River, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked L. Morrow's S.E. corner;
thence running 40 chains east; thence
160 chains south; thence west 40
chains; thence north 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
L. MORROW,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of L s and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near Mammon
River, Juskatla, Masset Inlet, Queen
Charlotte Island. Commencing at a
stake marked Percy Harrison's N.W.
corner; thence running 40 chains east;
thence 160 chains north; thence west
40 chains; thence south 16b chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
PERCY  HARRISON.
NOVICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near Mammon
River, Juskatla, Masset Inlet, Queen
Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a
stake marked Percy Harrison's N.E.
corner; thence running 40 chains
south; thence 160 chains west; thence
north 40 chains; thence, east 160 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
Octeber 23rd, 1905.
PERCY HARRISON.
APPLICATIONS     FOR     TIMBER
LICENCES,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated at Kumdis
Slough, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked Geo. W. Morrow's N.E. corner; thence running east 40 chains;
thence north 160 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence south 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massetl Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Colum*
bia, October 23rd, 1905.
GEO. W.  MORROW,
Per Percy Harrison,
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NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near head of
Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked H. A. Collison's N.W. corner; thence running 40 chains east;
thence 160 chains south; thence west
40 chains; thence north 16b chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 33rd, 1005.
H. A COLLISON,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land: Commencing
at a post marked northeast corner, situated on the left bank of the Skeena
river, 200 chains below the confluence
of the Bulkley and Skeena rivers, running 20 chains east, thence 20 chains
south, thence west to the bank of the
Skeena river, 35 chains, thence following the meanderings of the river, up
stream, to point of commencement, containing 120 acres more or less.
Hazelton, B. C, Dec. 8, 1905.
JOHN C. K. SEALY, Locator.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated on Quan River,
Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands,
Commencing at a stake marked John
R. Scott's N.E. corner; thence running
east 40 chains; thence 160 chains
north; thence west 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, iqo$.
JOHN R. SCOTT,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
NOTICE ii hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Landa and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated in Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake marked
J. M. Collison's S.W. corner; thence
running 40 chains east; thence 160
chains south; thence west 40 chains;
thence north 16b chains to point of
commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia, October 23rd, 1905.
J. M. COLLISON,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1906.
i *
* A Lady's Letter*
T By  BABETTE. *&
Dear Madge: A new and charming
idea for ball and evening gowns is
the new silver tulle. It has a fairly
large mesh and is studded at intervals with little octagonal silver
studs or beads. A gown that I have
lately seen of that fabric has rather
. a full skirt, with two wide "bouil-
lonees" of the tulle gathered in the
middle and edged with chinchilla
near the bottom. Between them is
introduced a trimming formed of intersected medallions of ecru lace
embroidered with silver thread. The
corsage is made rather full and fussy about the "decolletage," with a
very deep belt of silver tissue. The
old-world Beauvais embroideries also look well on these silver dresses;
their soft, mellow colourings harmonize so well wth the soft grey.
Green velvet also looks very well if
judiciously introduced. Quite a
novel idea is the introduction of
jewelled chiffon or net as a go-between betwixt the silk foundation
and the outer robe of chiffon or lace.
An example may be quoted in a
white Ninon dress, adorned with
heavy ring-shaped motifs of black
lace, beneath which is a slip of
white chiffon powdered with gold sequins. The ultimate foundation was
of chine silk. The same idea is seen
in the case of a gown of striped
gauze interlined with chiffon narrowly striped with silver tinsel. The effect is curious rather than pleasing
at first sight, but for dancing frocks
the idea has distinct possibilities,
his it not? These are some of the
latest "fashion hints," as far as
ball frocks are concerned, and of
course you expected me to write of
these things, as you are doubtless
"thinking out" gowns to wear at
the many balls that are on the "tapis."
One that I particularly look forward to is that of the Native Sons,
which is to take place on February
2nd at the Assembly hall. I hear
that the gallant committee who have
the arrangements for this ball in
hand have secured the same splendid
orchestra that they had last year.
I say "gallant committee" because
these noble sons of B. C. go to any
amount of trouble and expense to
make their annual ball a success,
which it invariably is, from a lady's
point of view, anyhow. So be sure
you make John take you to this ball,
if not to anything else the whole season. It is quite true what you say
about husbands hating to go to
dances, but just say you will go
yourself or with someone else. A
little indifference to John now and
then is a good thing. Don't worry
about breaking his heart. It may
be more or less handsomely pieced.
And if on any occasion it is absolutely necessary that you should
have your own way, don't tell him
so. Just make it a matter of " compromise." Marriage, like the government, should be a series of compromises. What I mean is illustrated by a story a young benedict once
told. "When we were furnishing
cur house," he said, "she wanted
crimson furniture and I wanted blue.
We wrangled pretty hotly for a
while, but at last we compromised on
dark green."
This week the stores are particularly attractive, owing to tlie ninny
sales in progress and the wonderful
bargains that are to be had in consequence. I am forever meeting some
one who has just nvested in "such
g beautiful pair of hoots (or shoes)
at the Paterson Shoe Co. for merely a song>" they s.iy. And it is quit*
true that splendid bargains are to be
had here, for I nm1 told that this is
the most exceptional boot and shoe
sale ever held in Victorin. Their
dancing slippers and especially smart
for the money.
In Spencer's thc specialties in women's, men's, children's and household matters are attractive cxrwrl-
ingly and the prices correspondin<rlv
low. Warm nnd shapely coats that
bestow comfort and    chic   on    the
wearer, opera mantles of fitting elaboration, tailor mades of admirable
outline, dainty silk gowns for evening occasions, not to mention "fantasies" in "dressers" of the most
seductive. Silken petticoats, great
in effect as low in price, and blouses
ornate and varied are all dealt with.
Nor are infantile externals omitted
from Spencer's Arcade; everything,
from the layette to the school girl's
'itfit is successfully catered for and
provided. Women who appreciate
lace will find an unusually well-selected collection at this sale, while
all accessories of the household from
linen pillow-cases to down quilts are
to be had here at reasonable prices.
As one of the finest shopping centres in Victoria Spencer's Arcade
has always had its clientele. A chief
favourite resort of our up-to-date requirements, it increasingly justifies
itself of its many admirers.
"There's nothing half so sweet in
life as love's young dream." But
what a rude awakening for the lately
betrothed one if, when she attends
"their first ball," she finds her ideal
looking more like a caricature than
the splendid, manly fellow she
thought him. There's no excuse for
any man to "turn out" in ill-fitting
or old-fashiond dress clothes, frayed
shirt, unsightly made-up how tie and
gloves the fingers of which hang
limp at the tips when there is such a
smart gentleman's outfitting establishment as Finch & Finch. Here
everything thnt a gentleman requires
for this gay and festive season of
dances, balls, etc., is obtainable at
moderate prices, and he in waistcoat,
gloves or tie it hears the "Hall
mark" of good style and quality
eoming from this well-known firm.
Apropos of balls, etc., Challoner &
Mitchell are exhibiting a choice collection of the daintiest feather fans
imaginable, and so cheap, too. For
$1.50 you can get the smartest and
most serviceable little "bunch of
feathers" in the shape of a fan, nnd
one that may he worn with any colored frock. Besides, a "wee" fan
is so useful, not only for dances, but
also for theatres, dinners, etc. The
French lady of fashion declares that,
too strong n light brings," crow's
feet," hence she is never without her
"petit eventail." And for a debutante they have the dearest, .tiny
white ostrich feather fans; just large
enough to hide "the bashful blushes
that creep into her cheek."
"En passant" I must not forget to
mention Challoner& Mitchell's special showing of clocks, articles of
furniture that are as necessary in
every well-regulated household as
chairs and tables. They have also
some of those dear old Swiss clocks
in natural wood, with brass numerals. These, as you know, are the
fad of the moment for panelled halls,
dining rooms and dens. They appeal to one as being most artistic
and in keeping with all apartments
i furnished in wood.
I never pass the Hinton Electric
Company's show rooms that I do not
succumb to the temptation to enter,
so fascinating is the peep one gets
of thorir artistic fixtures from outside. And really the prices 'it'
these electric fittings are so moderate that I do wonder at people still
using the simple drop cord and nn-
tid ypaper shade. But one invariably comes across this sort of thng
in many well-to-do homes of to-day.
Did I never tell yon about that
wonderfully fascinating art pottery
called "Bretby" ware? Then "listen to my song, it won't take long."
Of course it will he one of praise, for
who could inspect the beautiful display of this artistic pottery at Weiler Bros., without "bursting forth
in song of praise?" The chief characteristic of "Bretby" ware is its
originality. This is not merely confined to novelty of design, but ex*-
tends nlso to thc vnriety of color
lovely bleshrd In shrd shrdluuuunnu
schemes in which it is produced. The
lovely blending of colors is one of
the main features of this ware. Another feature is the number of whnt
one may term natural styles which it
has been male to represent, one of
which is nn imitation of cnrved bnm-
boo; another is nn imitation of repousse work, while yet another is a
representation of enrved onk. The
manufacturers of this original   pot
tery have reason to be proud of the
charming combination of colour in
conjunction with the beauty of design which characterize the general
range of this beautiful ware, and
which include many articles without
which the, modern home is incomplete, such as pedestals and pots,
umbrella stands, vases, jardinieres,
etc. etc It may be ueful for you to
know that Weiler Bros, are the sole
agents for Victoria, B. C.
And now my weekly gossip is
drawing to a close and I am loold-
ing forward to a bottle of "White
Rock." Think you there is a more
refreshing drink in existence? I
know of none that is more delightful
—especially after a gossip.
'BABETTE."
SOCIAL NEWS.
Mi's. George L. Courtney and
daughter are visiting Mrs. B. W.
Greer of Vancouver.
* *  *
Miss T. Roberts of Kuper island
is visitign Miss Newcombe of Dallas
Road.
»  *  *
Mrs. Roper of Cherry Creek, Kamloops, is paying a short visit to the
coast, staying at the Driard.
* *  *
Mrs. A. F. Griffiths is visiting
friends in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. J. S. Clute of New Westminster was in town this week visiting
his daughter, Mrs. C. Fagan.
* *  *
Miss Ruby Fell is leaving next
week on a trip to England. She will
spend some time in Eastern   Canada
en route.
* *  *
Mr. and Mrs. Harold    Robertson
are home again from the east.
* *  *
The engagement is announced of
Mr. D.Leeming and Miss A. McKenzie of Victoria West.
* *   *
Mrs. Snyder of White Horse, who
has been in the Jubilee Hospital for
some time, has recovered sufficiently
to move to "Cherry Bank," where
she expects to be for a few weeks
before going hack to White Horse.
* *   *
Miss Violet Hickey left on Tuesday night for Vancouver on a visit
to friends.
* *   *
Mrs. Rithet, accompanied by her
son and daughter, Mrs. L. A. Genge,
is spending the winter in California.
* *  *
Miss Noel Moresby and Miss Edwards are spending a few days with
friend in Seattle.
»   *  *
Mrs. Erb left on Thursday evening
for Los Angeles,   where   she   will
spend the rest of the winter.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Goward expect
to leave shortly for California.
* *  *
The wedding of Mr. James Leisk
and Miss Madge Armstrong of Nanaimo will take place on Wednesday.
January 24th, at Christ Church cathedral.
* *  ♦
Mr. Stuart of Satly Park has returned from a trip to England and
is at present staying at the Driard.
* *  *
Mr. Frank Denning and wife of
Tacoma are registered at the King
Edward.
* +   *
The next dance to he given by the
Invitation Dancing Club will take
place on the 29th at A. 0.   U.   W.
Hall.
* *   *
i Thebnehelorscmfwy cm c c memem
| The Bachelors have arranged to
! give their ball on February 14th.
!' *   *   *
■    Invitations have heen issued by the
: officers of the Egeria and Shearwat-
I er for a dance to be held in the Assembly rooms on February 7th.
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