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Vol. II.   No. 52.
VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBhR 30, 1905.
One Dollar Per Annum.
THE PASSING SHOW.
A .'m view of Local and Foreign
Events   and    Topics
of the Week.
^ British Columbians have no reason
to complain of the prospects for the
new year. As 1905 has been marked
by the steady improvement in the financial condition of the province, so 1906
is sure to witness development of the
[/' province's resources and increase in
the general prosperity of the people.
The railways now under construction
in the Similkameen and Boundary districts will play an important part in
the developments of the immediate future, and there is promise that other
enterprises of the same sort are about
to be inaugurated, so that the onlooker
is justified in the faith that the province has ceased to merely mark time
and has commenced to move along the
road of progress. On the nth of
January the local legislature will convene and we have reason to believe
that the Minister of Finance will be
able to present a statement of receipts
and expenditure that will meet with
the approval of the House and the people. It is not probable that the government will be in a position to announce any vast scheme for the more
rapid development of the country by
means of subsidies, but, as in 'fhe past,
all legitimate proposals for actual rail-
f- road construction will receive careful
consideration, and if the price asked is
reasonable and not beyond the resources of the treasury such proposals
may be submitted for the approval of
the legislature.
But British Columbia has ceased to
be a country entirely dependent for its
development   upon government-assisted
\, enterprises. Its mining Industry is now
on a solid basis and the output of mineral is rapidly increasing, its lumbering
and fishing industries are prosperous,
while the success attending those occupied in fruit growing and farming
is attracting many desirable settlers to
the country. With these facts in their
minds British Columbians are amply
justified in looking forward to a prosperous new year.
I Mr. Lemieux, the solicitor-general,
Mr. Prefontaine had been to London to
transact some government business and
on the conclusion of this had gone to
j Paris for a brief holiday prior to re-
\ turning to Canada. The deceased was
: born at Longneuil, Quebec, in 1850.
Graduating from McGill University he
was called to the bar in 1873. He entered public life as a member of the
Quebec legislature in 1875. Afterwards
he entered Montreal city politics, becoming mayor of Montreal in 1898. He
was elected to the House of Commons
for Chambly in 1886 and has been in
the House ever since, representing the
new constituency of Maisonneuve since
1896. Mr. Prefontaine earned the
reputation of being an astute and able
politician, but he had no claim to be
regarded as a statesman. Some interest
is being taken in the appointment of
his successor in Sir Wilfrid Laurier's
cabinet, the claims of the West to more
adequate representation in the administration again being pressed. Senator
Templeman is considered to be hopeful
of promotion, at last, to a salaried position in the cabinet, and even Liberal
papers—including the Victoria Times-
are calling attention to the big proportion of the portfolios held by Quebec
representatives.
VICTORIA'S MAYORALTY.
Mr. A. J. Morley Announces His Can-
! didature and an Up-to-Date
Policy of Municipal
Retorm.
Christmastide.
Christmas Day was observed
throughout the province in the usual
manner. In Victoria and Vancouver
the weather was particularly unpleasant—stormy and wet. But the festivities attendant upon the celebration of
Christmas day are almost completely
confined to the home, and so just what
tthe clerk of the weather provides outside is not of very great importance.
As usual in the coast cities the residents did much entertaining, inviting
to their hospitable boards the army of
those whose own homes are far away.
The Jackson Poison Case.
Vancouverites in general are taking
a 'great interest in the developments of
the Jackson poisoning case. At the
present time Mrs. Jackson, widow of
the deceased, and her mother, Mrs.
Jones, are in the .city jail charged with
perjury, and Harry Fisher, the son or
nephew, as it may prove, is in jail at
1 Bellingham raising every legal ground
against extradition on the same charge.
He has engaged good lawyers and it
looks like another Collins case. The
Vancouver World has been largely responsible for the latest developments
and the perjury charge is based on
affidavits sworn out in the interests
of the World. Fisher was supposed
to be under the eye of the police in
this city, but managed to slip away and
get across the boundary before the
bright detectives got wise, and in his
I method of fighting extradition he
seems to be the equal of the police,
whose slack watch on the man will now
cost the city hundreds of dollars before he is brought back, if he ever is.
Penny Postage.
A Christmastide visitor to Victoria
was Sir J. Henniker Seaton, the apostle
of world-wide penny postage. He arrived on the Miowera from Australia
on Saturday, and passed on some of his
enthusiasm in this cause to Victoria
newspaper men. Sir J. Henniker Hea-
ton has outgrown the limitations' of his
first crusade for Imperial penny postage, and is now hard at work advocating the extension of this cheap means
of communication to the world at
large. It is a splendid scheme, and
no doubt the difficulties at present confronting it will gradually be overcome.
The traveller states tllat Australia has
recovered from the draught and that
the country will advance. He is, however, somewhat fearful of the tendency
in Australia towards experimental
legislation of a Socialistic order.
Death of Mr. Prefontaine.
On Christmas eve in Paris occurred
the death of the Hon. Raymond Prefontaine, Minister of Marine and Fisheries. Mr. Prefontaine's end was sudden and unexpected.    Accompanied hy
Vancouver's City Hall Troubles.
Here is how the aldermen of Vancouver practice economy (?): $108 per
week is paid for foremen and $20 per
week to an inspector of street work
done by a crew of men whose total
pay amounts to only $144. It looks as
if every man required a boss of his
own. Mayor Buscombe seems to be
the only duck in the mayoral pond,
and is likely to be re-elected by acclamation. But not so with the aldermen. There are many aspirants for
honors, and when election day comes
along there will be no lack of candidates. Some have an axe to grind,
while others believe that at present
city affairs are being mismanaged and
that it is time that the meaning of
the word "economy" is made known
at the city hall.
Lord Curzon, ex-Viceroy of India,
had a splendid reception on his return
to England.
An interesting development in the
municipal situation in Victoria is the
announcement of the candidature of
Mr. A. J. Morley, a gentleman who
has been demonstrating his interest in
city affairs for some years past in Victoria. Mr. Morley first came into public view through his opposition to the
methods of "the ring" in city life. He
led'the opposition to the old "bosses"
in the Board of Trade, and while he
did not succeed in his efforts to instil
some real life into that organization he
did succeed in at least disturbing its
slumbers. For this and other reasons
Mr. Morley"s candidature is worthy of
the consideration of Victorians.
* *   *
Victoria wants a live mayor. It may
be that many citizens do not altogether
approve the whole of the programme
outlined by Mr. Morley. They have
not yet been educated up to the modern principles of municipal government.
They are accustomed to the idea of
corporation-owned franchises, because
many of them are interested in corporations, and municipal ownership has a
deadly sound—they think they hear
afar off the clash of the cymbals of
Socialism. But this fear arises from
imaginary causes. It clearly is better
for the city to profit by public services
than for corporations to declare dividends] thereon for shareholders in
England. Besides the corporation's interest is to make money, while the city
government's interest is to give a
good and cheap service to the citizens.
* *   *
At. the time of writing Mr. Mor-
ley's candidature is the only one announced. Mr. Goodacre, who would
have been a popular candidate, says he
will not offer himself for the position.
Mr. Hayward is reported to be thinking the situation over and so, oddly
enough, is Mr. Lewis Hall. Mr. Hall
is a Liberal and true to their instinct
of seizing upon any position from
which loaves and fishes can he distributed, the Liberals are most anxious
to have a mayor who is one of themselves. Mr. Hall has no qualifications
for the mayoralty. A correspondent in
the Times says that Mr. Hall has made
a "clean and honorable record" on the
school board and in the city council.
So far as The Week knows, Mr. Hall
has made no record of any sort. It
would take a lot of imagination to suppose that Mr. Hall is capable of making a record. In private life Mr. Hall
may be a most estimable man, but in
public life he is simply a nonentity.
* *   *
The Colonist states in its news columns that if Mr. Hayward becomes a
candidate he is sure of election. That
may or may not be the case, but it is
certain that the election of Mr. Hayward would mean no real change in
the conduct of city affairs—and a
change is badly wanted. Into the
breach comes Mr. Morley with a
definite political policy, and he is the
first candidate for mayor in Victoria
who can be said to have had a definite
policy. He declares for "municipal
control and gradual ownership of pub
lic utilities; for the replacing of the
present high rates for light with the
minimum for good service; for a square
deal on the water question." There is
noting radical in this programme; it
is a simple and business-like proposition. Except for one thing, the possession by Mr. Morley of certain
friends and supporters of extremist
views, The Week believes that Mr.
Morley would be a certain winner. But
it is only natural that Mr. Morley
should attract the support of the extremists, because his modern views
come nearer to the extremist doctrine
than those of the old party in Victoria.
*   *   *
Mr. Morley is not a Socialist, neither is he a Conservative or a Liberal.
At least if he does belong to either of
the big political parties he has kept his
faith very much under a bushel. But
his political independence is another
point in his favor, for party considerations can be set aside in the mayoralty election.
IT HAPPENED IN VANCOUVER.
A well known Vancouver gentleman
on arrival at his home in the West End
the other evening found his daughter
in the arms of an equally well known
young man of the Terminal City. Papa
looked at the scene for a moment Then
his wrath burst forth and the fond
dream of love was broken and thc
young couple parted company at a rapid
rate. Then papa proceeded to give a
grand oration on the subject of love
while the young man, not yet over his
surprise, stood with his mouth open.
He evidently was expecting an introduction of leather to tailored garments
but after liis speech papa headed for
the club to drown his sorrows. Then
the young man bucked up courage, took
the young maiden in his arms and
sought her mother. The good graces of
the mother were secured and the young
man can now pay his court in the house
instead of on the verandah. And soon
will the merry bells ring.
GRIFFIN'S
EXTRA TABLE FRUITS J
Apricots, 25c. per tin.
Pears, 30o. per tin.
Peaches, 80e per tin.
Sliced Peaches. 20c. per tin.
i DIXI H. ROSS & CO., Ill Government St. !
I
CASH  GROCERS
NEWS I
The Nanaimo Free Press runs a column of extracts from its files of thirty
years ago and this column is causing
the "scissors' 'men on the exchanges
of the Nanaimo paper a great amount of
trouble. First the Ladysmith Ledger
fell by the wayside and then the Colonist. The Colonist reproduced as
news (?) an item to the effect that Mr.
M. Bates had been elected Mayor of
Nanaimo with a majority of 17. The
item referred to the elections of 1875.
But the "scissors man" of the News-
Advertiser took his fling at it and he
reproduced the item from the Colonist.
'Tis small wonder that the business
men aVe crying for up-to-date morning
papers in the two principal cities which
will contain news and not history thirty
years old dished up.
Now that Vancouver is "dry" on Sundays, there is a great demand for Capilano water. People wonder if Dr. Carroll is attempting to "corner" the market.    We hope not.
No wonder the Vancouver daily papers prosper when two piano houses
daily to exchange ''Christmas Greet-
each occupied a half column of space
ings."
At a recent dinner at the Lyceum
Club, London, tlie German ambassador,
Count Metternich, made a powerful plea
for more friendly relations between
England and Germany. Count Metter-
nich's utterances are said to have been
inspired by Count Buclow, thc German
Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Premier McBride is home again after
his trip to the East and is looking very
fit. Mr. Mcliride evidently made a
big impression on the easterners, his
speech at the banquet of tlie Borden
Club in Toronto being quoted in all the
newspapers and with most favorable
comment.
LAW AND THE DEBTOR
A Series uf Articles In Favor of Reform In the 'I reaiment of Debtors-
Written for The Week by "Keform-
er."
1.—The Salaried Man.
Why is Canada an exception to all
other British countries in regard to its
treatment of debtors?
1 have been asked to write on this
subject and to do the best I am able
to convince readers of The Week of
the truth—and personally I am sure it
is truth—that the absence of a proper
bankruptcy law is responsible for much
unnecessary suffering and for much dishonesty in the country. Many years
ago public opinion in the United Kingdom revolted against the barbarous and
absurd treatment of debtors, who were
imprisoned by their creditors until"
such time as their friends might pay
their debts or death released them
from a miserable and hopeless existence. The reform in the law was
fought bitterly by a large section of,
tne trading classes, who considered
that their interests would suffer, and
who cared little for any other considerations, such as justice and humanity.
But right prevailed and the foundation,
of the present bankruptcy laws of
Great Britain was laid in parliament.
These laws are not yet perfect by any
means. Their application has the disadvantage common to the law, of involving altogether too much expense
in fees and costs for the poorer class
of debtor to bear. But the right principle is in existence and there is no
doubt that the disability referred to
will be gradually removed.
In Australia there is an amendment
to the English bankruptcy law in force
which reduces the cost of obtaining release from debt almost to the minimum
so that there is no distinction made in
the treatment of the rich and the poor,
or rather the large and the small debtor. This is just. While the great merchant who has failed is able to raise.,
sufficient money to obtain release from
his difficulties and the opportunity—so
desirable in the interests of the community—to make another start in life,
the small shop-keeper or the salaried
man, who has become overwhelmed
with debts, also has a right to a fair
chance to retrieve his position and enjoy life without the constant worry
of harassing creditors.
The Ethics of It,
I do not think any sensible person
can seriously question the justice and
morality of the bankruptcy law. It
matters very little what causes may
have led to the failure of a man—al-
! though of course the judge takes these
' into consideration in dealing with an
1 application in bankruptcy—for the fact
J remains that he has failed and that he
' must make a new start in life to win
I a livelihood for himself. It is clear
1 that it is to thc general advantage of
I the community that he should succeed
in his new effort, and therefor the law
1 should be such as will assist him to do
] so. Of course the interests of those
who suffer through his failure, his
creditors, must also be considered.
I Perhaps they have a just claim to first
consideration, but in the absence of a
I bankruptcy law what happens? The
man who fails has the choice of two
alternatives, to struggle on under continual embarrassment, unable to acquire any property or even a home to
shelter himself and his family, or he
may quit thc country. I am writing
now of the "small" failure—which
variety of failure is very common in
I British Columbia—thc man who has
put up a game fight against ever increasing odds and who has entirely exhausted his resources before his shutters go up. The man who still has in
his possession a little property, stock
or money can obtain release by assigning, always providing that his creditors are willing to accept the dividend
offered and give him a clean bill in re- THE WEEK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1905.
turn.   But, just now, I want to direct
the reader's  attention  to the  "small"
debtor and to plead his cause and his
claim to the protection of the law.
Case of the Wage-earner.
Take, for example, the case of a
man who is working for the average
wage, we will say, of $100 a month. He
is a married man with children. He
has a home, which he has bought on
the time payment system and which is
costing him, let us say, $15 a month.
His furniture, obtained on the same
system, is not yet paid for and that
costs him $10 a month. Being a careful
man he has insured his life in the interests of his family for $2,000 and
this costs him (averaging it up) $8 per
month. This leaves him $67 a month
on which to clothe and feed his wife
and children and pay his rates and
taxes. As may be well believed it
leaves him very little over for emergencies! However, with the exercise
of economy he gets along all right,
year after year, until the inevitable
"something" comes along. Perhaps his
wife falls ill and an operation and expensive treatment become necessary.
The hospital and doctor's bills have to
be paid or partly paid, hired help in
the house becomes necessary and the
man gets into debt. The expenses involved in his wife's illness may not
look very large to some people; they
may not amount to more than $300,
but $300 is a big sum to a married
man earning $100 a month. Troubles
son thicken, the monthly bills of the
grocer and butcher cannot be paid and
after a time the man is sued in the
Small Debts court and judgments entered against him. That is the beginning of the end. He is continually being harassed by creditors, who have
now added law costs to their original
claims, and his credit has vanished.
The court orders him to make monthly
•payments towards thc settlement of his
debts, and to obey he has to get behind with the house and furniture and
insurance people, and so it goes on
until he gradually loses it all—house,
furniture and insurance, and still owes
money which he cannot pay. Now
would it not be much better for the
community if the law protected a
man's home from seizure and gave him
release from debts which he cannot
pay? Does anyone but the lawyer and
the land shark profit by the ruin of
this good citizen? In my opinion the
fate of that man—and it is such a
common fate that I know personally
of many men in such a predicament in
Victoria and Vancouver—is a disgrace
to our social system. Nine times out
of ten the unfortunate debtor becomes
dispirited and if he is unable to break
away and make a new start in a country with wiser laws, he is apt to "take
to drink" and his end is ruin and disgrace.
Means  of Protection.
If a salaried man is wise and has
no objection to protecting himself
against the consequences of possible
difficulties of the sort recorded above,
jhe can settle his house and his furniture on his wife. The people he is
dealing with, the grocer, the baker and
the butcher, see that he has a home and
give him credit accordingly. If he
gets into difficulties the grocer and the
rest of them find that their supposed
security is non-existent. He has
signed it away. This course is not
strictly honest, but we can hardly wonder that it is adopted by so many salaried men in British Columbia, under
the circumstances.
The Bachelor's Case.
Then there is thc man who has 110
"encumbrances," the salaried man
without either a home or a family. He
may get into debt in a hundred ways;
sometimes through being out of work.
iNo sooner does he secure "a job" than
his creditors are after him. Fearing
that his employers may dislike bis being in debt, the duns worry him and so
perhaps he borrows money from the
Jews to keep them off for a while. This
costs 5 per cent a month, and the duns
are not kept off for very long. Then
come the inevitable judgments against
him and the garnishee orders which all
employers strongly dislike being served
upon them. The debtor gets worried
and angry; argues to himself that there
is no use flogging a dead horse and so
no use in working for other people or
rather earning money for their benefit.
So he packs his traps and hies him to
another country. Can anyone seriously
blame him?
Most men of honorable character
take a pleasure in paying their "just
debts," but no man honorable or otherwise, in the West, anyway, has any
pleasure in paying when he is forced
to pay, and in paying people who have
not treated him fairly or with consideration. In the result, the creditors
lose the best part of their money and
the country loses a useful citizen. British Columbia has lost and is losing
thousands of young men in just this
way.
Next week I will endeavor to deal
with the more important effects on the
community of the existing law in its
application to men who fail in business.
REFORMER.
A LONELY CHRISTMAS.
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 an 'orderly' man."
LICENCE   TQ   AN  EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY.
—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 want to meet au
up-country man. Everything first-class. Dining Room unexcelled. Kates from J1.00 per day
aud up, and all good rooms.
"Lady Gay," in her column in Toronto
Saturday Night, tells an amusing but
rather pathetic story of a gentleman
who, last year, found himself alone in
Toronto on Christmas Day. She
writes :—
The trite saying that Christmas needs
company is one of the truest things
ever uttered. Last Christmas it came
in my way to encounter a man person
who had been fined for outrageous conduct on the joyous anniversary. "How
could you forget it was Christmas?"
I asked him. "That's what I started
out to do," he said with emphasis. It
was the first time in my life I was
ever alone in the world at Christmas,
and it just drove me foolish. It's a
queer old thing what a way it has, that
day, of turning one inside out. I tried
being philanthropic, and went to the
church fete on Christmas Eve, and
spent a good deal, giving presents from
the booths to anyone that came along.
They thought I was daffy, and the girls
crowded around me, making me buy
grab-bag tickets and take chances, but
not one said, "A Merry Christmas to
you, stranger." All they were after was
my 'oof. On Christmas Day I went out
at dinner time and ordered me a fine
meal at the King Edward, and pretended I enjoyed it, along with several
other lonesome ducks; then we went
out, it was Sunday, you know, and you
also know what followed. By night
time I'd got so positively crazy with
loneliness that I didn't object to doing
anything that came into my head. I
met a girl who smiled at me, and I
kissed her and asked her to wish me a
Merry Christmas if she could, and she
called a policeman. Oh, I know it was
all right, but I tell you, Lady Gay, all
those men who are spending Christmas
alone ought to be locked up beforehand, not after such a mean twenty-
four hours as I have had." This Christmas that man will be far enough away
from civilization and policemen, except
one of the Mounted Policemen may ride
into camp. He will join a score of
other hardy pioneers in a grand banquet
of "pig and bean," washed down with
tea, strong and boiling. He will without doubt tell them of his peculiar experience when he scared a pretty girl
nearly into fits ,and finished his holiday in the police cells, and they will all
understand, as some of tu here understand, that it isn't good for man to be
alone, in the Garden of Eden, perhaps,
but certainly not in town on Christmas
Day.
QUEENS   HOTEL
HENRY HOPKIRK, Proprietor.
TELEPHONE 1828.   •   -   VANCOUVER, B.C.
European and American Plan. Rates $1.25 to
$2.00 per day.
Bar supplied with Choicest Wines, Liquors
aud Cigars.
Nos. 415,421,425,429 Cordova St., and 360, 364,
368 Water St. Three minutes walk from C.P.R.
Depot and Wharves.
COMMERCIAL HOTEL
W. D. Haywood.
New, Modern aud strictly first-class.
Steam heated, electric light. Sample
rooms.   Rates, $2.00 and up.
Corner Hastings and Cambie Sts.
VANCOUVER.
HOTEL BADMINTON
American Plan $2.00 up.
The most popular hotel in the city.   Free bus,
free baths.  Phone in each room.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
'Companies Act, 1897."
HOTEL GUI6H0N
J. C. CREAM, Manager .
Tho Leading Hotel of New Westminster. All Modern Conveniences. Good
Sample Rooms.   Rates Moderate.
New Westminster, B. &.
For Mayor
To thc Electors of Victoria.—
Lames and Gentlemen,—Being requested by a number of citizens to accept nomination for Mayor, I feel in
duty bound to offer my services, and
do so the more willingly, believing the
people are weary of the insidious influences exercised by corporate companies over city affairs:
That they are prepared for municipal
contral and gradual ownership of public utilities:
For the replacing of the present high
rates for light with the minimum for
good service;
For a square deal on the water question, believing that the present trumped
up suit is a menace to the reputed rights
of the city;
For a more efficient and economical
service of the department of works;
For the safeguarding of the city's interest in the disposition of the Songhees Reserve;
And for open dealing of the Council.
A. J. MORLEY.
December 23rd, 1905. D. 30
The Sultan Turkish
Baths*
727    PENDER   STREET, VANCOUVER.
Under New Management.
Turkish,   Russian,    Electric,    Sulphut
and Plain
Skilled       DATUCI       l,aiies by
Attendants. DM I   n O I 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
F. H. CORWIN, 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.
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.
Canada:
Province of British Columba.
No. 314.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the
"London and Lancashire Fire Insurance Company," is authorised
and licensed to carry on business
within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out or elfect all
or any off the objects of the Company to Avhich the legislative authority of the Legislature of British
Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company
is situate at Liverpool, in the County
of Lancashire, England.
The amount of capital of the
Company is two million five hundred thousand pounds, divided into
one hundred thousand shares of
twenty-five pounds each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Vancouver, and Richard Vanee Winch,
President of Robert Ward & Company, Limited Liability, whose address is Vancouver, is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 22nd day of November, one thousand nine hundred
and five.
(L.S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects tfor which the Company has been established and licensed are:—
To make and effect insurances of
property of any description against
loss or damage by fire; to make and
effect insurances against loss of or
damage to property of any description in transit by land or water,
including loss by theft or seizure;
to make and effect insurances against
loss or damage by reason of storm,
tempest or accident of any description, whether on land or water, either
to property or person; to make and
effect re-insurances of all kinds; to
carry on any such business or to do
any such matters or things as aforesaid, either in the United Kingdom
or in the Colonies or Dominions or
Dependencies thereof, or in foreign
parts; to make and effect insurances
of property against burglary, theft,
seizure, violence or any other contingency; to make and effect insurances to protect principals, employers and other persons, from and
against injury, damage or loss by
reason of the fraud, theft, robbery
or other misconduct or negligence of
persons in their employ, or occupying, or about to occupy, any fiduciary
or administrative position or position
of trust or confidence; to make and
effect insurances to protect principals, employers and other persons
from and against liability for accidents, whether fatal or otherwise,
occurring to or caused hy workmen
or other persons in their employ or
with regard to whom they may be
under any statutory or orther obligation. Nov. 25
Caledonian
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SOLD BY ALL
DEALERS.
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, 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
uie 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
east; thence north 40 chains; thence
west 160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte Lslands, Province of British
Columbia, October 23rd, 1905.
J. M. COLLISON.
Per Percy Harrison, Agent.
"FRACTION     AND   "GOLCONDA"
FRACTIONAL MINERAL
CLAIMS.
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.
NOTICE is hereby given that
thirty days after date I intend to
make application to the Honourable
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 Ella M. Morrow's N.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.
ELLA M. MORROW,
Per Percy Harrison, Agent.
Situate in the Skeena Mining Division.
Where   Located—At   Kitsalas
Canyon, Near Skeena River.
TAKE notice that I, Patrick Hickey,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B 93906,
for myself, and as Agent for H. Flewin,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B65493,
and D. A. Robertson, Free Miner's Cer-
tincate No. B65484, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of thc above
claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
betore the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of October, A.D.
RE: CHARLES  STOUGHTON,
DECEASED.
TAKE NOTICE that, all persons
having claims against the estate of
Charles Stoughton are requested to
forward them to Wesley Hodgson,
the executor of the said estate, on
or before Tuesday, the 2nd day of
January, 1906, after which date the
said executor will proceed to distribute the said estate among the
parties thereto, having regard only
to the claims of which he shall then
have had notice.
BODWELL & LAWSON,
Dated 30th day otf November, 1905.
_L THE WEEK, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 30, 1905.
SOCIAL NEWS
Victoria.
The Assembly Club held another of
their very enjoyable dances on Friday
last at the Assembly hall on Fort
street, which was still decorateid as
it had been for the tennis dance. Miss
Thain's orchestra supplied the music.
Amongst those present were: Mr. and
Mrs. A. Goward, Miss Maurice Fell,
Mr. J. Leeming, Miss Fraser, Misses
O'Keefe, Mr. and Mrs. R. Grant, Mr.
J. McArthur, Mrs. and Miss L. Bone,
Mr. J. Simpson, Mr. A. Belyea, Mr. D.
McCqnnan, Miss Marie Camsusa, Mrs.
E. McQuade, Mr. R. Harris, Miss F.
Kermode, Mrs. Bordman, Miss McDonald, Mr. Norman Seabrook, Miss
L. Cullin, Miss G. White, Miss Kate
Fraser, Mr. and Miss Saunders, Miss
Wilkinson, Mr. Yorke, Mr. N. Gowan,
Mr. F. Clarke and others.
* *   *
Miss Dora Butler, of the Ladysmith
school staff, came down on Saturday
\i to spend Christmas with her mother,
Mrs. F. C. Butler, of South Saanich.
* *   *
Dr. H. B. Rogers, of Chemainus,
left on Saturday last for New York,
where he will join Mr. G- H. Barnard's party on a cruise of the Mediterranean.
* *   *
Mrs. and Miss Shelby, of Portland,
are visiting Mrs. G. A. McTavish, of
Heyward avenue.
* *   *
Dr. F. Proctor left on Tuesday for
Rossland on a visit to friends.
* *   *
Miss Leila Kettle came over from
Seattle on Sunday last to spend the
Christmas holidays. Miss Kettle was
for some years connected with the firm
of D. Spencer.
* *   *
Mrs. Berkely gave a small informal
bridge party at her residence on Bur-
dette avenue on Tuesday. The rooms
were'filled with chrysanthemums and
carnations, and ferns and trailing ivy,
while the tea table, which was presided
over by Mrs. W. T. Gore and Mrs.
Tuck, was charmingly trimmed with
pink carnations and vines. Following
are the names of the guests: Mrs.
Butchart, Mrs. Gibb, Mrs. Jas. Raymur,
Mrs. W. T. Gore, Mrs. T. S. Gore,
Mrs. Tuck, Mrs Pigott, Mrs. Pearse,
Mrs. Geo. Courtney, Mrs. Geo. Camp-
. bell, Mrs. (Capt.) Irving, Mrs. Heyland.
* *  •
Mr. F. C. Butler, of the Vancouver
branch of the Royal Bank, spent his
Christmas holidays? at his home in
South Saanich.
* *   *
Mrs. T. M. Jackson and son, of
Salt Spring Island, were in town on
Saturday last en route to Duncans,
where  they will  visit  Mrs.  Jackson's
mother, Mrs. Hall.
* *   *
Mr. G. H. Sproat left last week for
Green River Springs.
* *   *
Mrs. F. B. Pemberton gave a most
enjoyable informal dance on Saturday
evening last
* *   *
Mr. Stanley M.    Johnston    returned
' on Tuesday to Vancouver, after spending a few days in Victoria with his
parents.
* *   *
Mrs. Piggott (a guest of Roccabella)
entertained at "five hundred" on Thursday afternoon. Following are the
names of some of the guests: Mrs.
Geo. Taylor, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Berkeley, Mrs. Chas. Todd, Mrs. (Col.)
Hall, Mrs. Worlock, Mrs. Hollyer,
Mrs. Butchart, Mrs. Gibb, Mrs. Geo.
Campbell, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Tuck, Mrs.
Irwin, Mrs. Grotty, Mrs. Pearse, Miss
Till and others.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Clute and Mr.
and Mrs. S J. Thompson were guests
of Dr. and Mrs. Fagan for the Christmas holidays.
* »   *
Mr. Jack Sweet came over from Vancouver to spend Christmas at home.
* ♦   *
Miss   Helen  Clute,   of  New  Westminster, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
E. M. Johnstone, of Fort street.
* *   *
Mr. W. Charles, of Kamloops, is
[spending his Christmas holidays with
[his .mother, Mrs. W. Charles, of Fort
[street.
Mrs. and Miss Bell leave next week
for California, where they will spend
the rest of the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Irwin and daughter,
of Vancouver, are visiting Mrs. George
Taylor, of Rockland avenue.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pemberton leave
on the 8th for Europe.
* *   *
Miss Bessie Dunsmuir is expected
back shortly from San Francisco, where
she has been visiting Mrs. Freeman.
* *   *
The "Married Ladies" have issued
invitations for their club dance on the
2nd of January. This club is under
the management of Mrs. Simpson.
* *   *
Mrs. McLean and son, of Vancouver,
are visiting Mrs. and Mr. A .F. Griffiths, of "Trummery," Coutts street.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Thompson and family
returned to Vancouver on Wednesday
after spending a  few  days  with  Dr.
and Mrs. Fagan.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Cave Brown, of Vancouver, are spending a few days in
town.
* *   *
The Lieut-Governor and Mrs. Nan-
ton have issued invitations for a ball
at Government House on the 16th of
January.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Pooley, of "Fernhill"
entertained a very jolly Christmas
party at dinner, after which dancing
was kept up till a very late hour.
Amongst those present were Capt. and
Mrs. Parry, Capt and' Mrs. Beeshe,
Mr. Tinsen, Mr. Fraser, Mr. and Mrs.
R. H. Pooley, Mr. Basil Prior, Mr. and
Mrs. Butchart, the Misses Butcha.t,
Dr. Tomlinson, Miss Perry, Mr. Foil,
Mr. and Miss Tiny   Monteith,   Miss
Keefer.
* *   *
The Tennis Club dance on Wednesday night of last week, as was expected,
proved to be quite one one of the events
of the season. I don't think that ever
before has the Assembly hall presented
such a pretty scene. The main hall
was draped with flags, by the kindness
of Capt Parry, by some of the men of
the "Egeria," under the management
of Mrs. L. A. Genge and Miss Pooley.
The cosy corners and sitting out
places were most thoughtfully and
comfortably arranged by the lady members, Mrs. Herman Robertson, Mrs.
Col. Prior, Misses Bell, Miss Bryden,
Miss Green, Miss Violet Pooley and
Miss Eva Loewen. Bridge rooms were
also arranged for those fascinated
with this most interesting game. The
supper room was, as one young lady remarked, "A perfect dream," and was
the work of Mrs. Henry Croft. The
large table was done in red poinasetta,
with its big, bold flowers effectively
surrounded by ferns and smylax, while
at each corner were great vases of
red carnations with maidenhair fern
and Stevia between which were silver
candlesticks with red shades. The
floor was excellent and the music was
supplied by Miss Thain and her assistants—which is "enough said."
Among those present were: Mrs. T. S.
Gore, in a flowing white gown; Mrs.
Hasell, in a mauve velvet gown; Mrs.
D. M. Rogers wore a pretty white lace
gown; Miss Pooley, in black; Miss
Daisy Langley in a dainty white chiffon frock; Mrs. Herman Robertson,
white; Miss Monteith, black; Miss
Mary Butchart in a sweetly pretty
pretty blue frock; Miss Violet Pooley,
Mrs. Genge, Miss and Miss Alice Bell,
Mr. and Mrs. Bodwell, Mr. and Mrs.
J. S. Gibb, Miss Powell, Miss Eberts,
Miss Green, Mrs. G. Simpson, Miss M.
Walker, Misses McKay, Miss Mara,
Miss Todd, Mrs. J. D. Pemberton,
Mrs. and Miss E. M. Johnstone, Misses
King, Miss Irving, Miss Cobbett,
Misses Pitts, Miss N. Dupont, Miss
Ethel Browne, Miss G. Drake, Miss
Baiss, Capt. and Mrs. Parry, Mr. Willis, Mr. Tinsen, Dr. Tomlinson, Lieut.
Maitland Kirwin, Mr. Gates, Mr. D.
M. Rogers, Mr. Cornwall, Mr. J. D.
Pemberton, Mr. Muskett, Mr. C. Harris, Mr. Bell, Mrs. and Misses Monteith, Mr. W. Langley, Mr. Percy
Keefer, Col. Gregory, Dr. Watt, Mr.
Bridgeman, Mr. T. Futcher, Dr. Scri-
mas, Mr. D. Gillespie, Mr. P. Faucett,
Mr. J. Gaudin, Mr. H. Austin, Mr. A.
Gore, Mr. Scowcroft, Mr. Crease, Mr.
Harvey, Misses Tilton, Mr. C. McKilligan, Mr. Jim Lawson, Mr. B. Todd.
Vancouver.
A true Scotch wedding with the wedding march played on the bagpipes took
place in the Queen's hotel on Saturday
night, when Rev. John Simpson united
in marriage Miss Minnie C. Smith and
Captain Gavin D. Cross. Piper McKenzie officiated at the pipes.
* *   #
Mrs. Percy Neville Smith entertained
at luncheon on Wednesday, covers being laid for ten.
* *   *
Miss Helen Ross was the guest of
honor at a tea on Thursday given by
Miss Seymour, of Robson street.
* *   *
Thursday evening the annual ball of
the Union of Commercial Travellers
was held in the Hotel Vancouver and
was without doubt one of the social
events of the season. There was a
large crowd present and a fine floor
with an excellent and large orchestra
sufficed to make all forget their earthly woes while tripping the light fantastic. A large number of guests were
present from Victoria, New Westminster and other cities. A bounteous
repast was served at midnight and it
was in the "wee sma hours" that the
party broke up, voting the knight of
the grip "jolly good fellows."
* *   #
Mr. and Mrs. Carey have left on an
extended trip to England and Wales.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. R. Marpole left on the
Miowera last week for the Hawaiian
Islands, where they will spend several
weeks.
* *  *
Miss Mollison, of North Bend, is
the guest of Mrs. Charles Stimson, of
Nicola street, during the holidays.
* *  *
Mrs. J. C. McLagan returned last
week from an extended trip throughout
Eastern Canada and the United States.
She was accompanied home by her'
daughter, Miss Hazel McLagan, who
has been pursuing her musical studies
in Germany.
* *   *
Invitations are out for a grand ball
under the auspices of the West End
Lacrosse Club in O'Brien's hall on
January 16th. The chaperons will be
Mrs. A. E. Tuck, Mrs. W. R. Payne
and Mrs. G. W. Bayley.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. Banham celebrated
the eighth anniversary of their wedding on Friday evening last, and entertained a number of friends at a whist
party. The prizes were won by Mr.
and Mrs. Lenfesty and Mrs. Spear
and Master Eddie Spear. During the
evening refreshments were served, and
it was late before the party broke up.
Those present were: Mr! and Mrs.
G. Lenfesty, Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Evans, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Walsh,
Mr. and Mrs. J H McKenzie, Mr and
Mrs. D. McLeod, Mrs. Spear, Mr. Eddie Spear, Miss George, Mr. Black-
stock.
* *  *
Mr. and Mrs. W. Nelson, of New
Westminster, spent Thursday in Vancouver, visiting Mrs. Nelson's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Evans.
* *   *
The annual "at home" of the Pitman
College students was held last Friday
evening and was a grand success.
* *   *
The engagement is announced of
Miss Elwyn Baker, of Savonas, and
Mr. Gordon Nye, of North Vancouver.
* *   *
The marriage took place on Christmas day in St. Andrew's Presbyterian
church of Miss Nellie Mitchell to Mr.
McCutcheon, of Chilliwack.
The executive board of the Western
Federation of Miners recently decided,
at Denver, to submit a proposition to
the unions to raise $1,000,000, with
which to embark in the mining business
on a co-operative basis. If this scheme
goes through, which seems rather
doubtful, it would be an interesting experiment along co-operative and Socialistic lines. It would at least serve
to show the worker that the successful management of a big industry is
not so easy as he is apt to assume, and
he would probably come to view the
"wage question" from a new standpoint.
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VICTORIA. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1905.
CONCERNING "THE WEEK."
This number of The Week marks
the close of the year 1905, and also
terminates the second year in the existence of this publication. It commenced at the beginning of 1903 as
Truth, under the direction of Mr.
David B. Bogle, who, on account of
differences in the Conservative party in
Victoria, had just resigned the editorship of The Colonist. Truth was a
bright little paper, but Mr. Bogle soon
tired of the struggle for its existence,
and sold out for a nominal sum to Mr.
C. H. Lugrin, also a former editor of
Thc Colonist, who changed the name
of the publication to Progress. Progress was devoted chiefly to the interests of the Liberal party, with which
Mr. Lugrin had become allied, and the
success of the party in Victoria brought
considerable support to the champion
of its cause. Still, it was no easy matter to weather the stormy seas of
journalism—particularly dangerous in
Victoria for small or weekly craft—
and in November, 1904, Mr. Lugrin accepted a cash offer from the present
proprietors, who, at the commencement
of 1904, again changed the name of the
paper to The Week. Under the new
management The Week became recognized as a "provincial paper," and acquired a large and constantly increasing
circulation throughout British Columbia, and last month it was decided to
open an office in Vancouver, where the
circulation of the paper already is as
large as it is in Victoria. With the increasing demand on the advertising
space in The Week, enlargement of the
paper is now necessary and justifiable
from a business standpoint, and the
proprietors confidently expect that further improvements will be made during
thc coming year. For the measure of
success so far achieved The Week
thanks those advertisers and subscribers who have rendered it possible, and
also extends thanks to the editors of
many newspapers in the province for
kindly assistance, which is the more appreciated because it has been given
unasked.
In wishing its readers a very happy
the prosperous new year, The Week
assures them that it will continue to
advocate the best interests of British
Columbia, as it has done in the past,
and will endeavor to grow in wisdom
and ability.
several political nonentities have been
pitchforked into the cabinet by Sir
Henry because—and no other reason is
evident—they hail from the same side
of the Tweed as himself. This correspondence, insignificant from any standpoint, is taken advantage of by the
Scotch-Canadian editor of The Times
for a folish but insulting comparison
between the English and the Scotch
people. These comparisons are considered by persons of culture to be in
bad taste; they are inevitably foolish.
The two nations differ from each other in personal cnaracteristics, but to
say, as The Times does, that the
Scotch people have proved their mental superiority to the English people
is as absurd as it is impertinent.
The Times, in the course of the
article referred to, says; "One would
think Englishmen had now become sufficiently accustomed to the domination
of the 'master minds' of the superior
race to bow themselves to the inevitable. Operations are fashionable in
these days of advanced medical science,
and if the humor of the situation does
not appeal to them, the late Sidney
Smith's remedy for a certain constitutional defect ought to be applied."
If any man, Englishman or otherwise, ever took The Times seriously or
considered its editorials worthy of
perusal or consideration, it might be
worth while to show the utter fallacy
of any claim on the part of Scotchmen
to any sort of superiority, in mind,
manners or morals, to Englishmen; but
under the circumstances it is not necessary.
Whether Sir Henry Campbell-Ban-
nerman's cabinet is worthy of support
or not, is for the people of the United
Kingdom (England, Scotland, Ireland,
Wales) to decide. The fact that there
are many or few Scotchmen in it will
have no weight with the people of any
part of Great Britain, except, possibly,
in Scotland. The question is, are they
good men and is their policy good?
The Times may rest assured that
Englishmen are not and never will be
"accustomed to the domination of the
master minds of any superior race,"
and are not in the habit of "bowing to
the inevitable." The inevitable hardly
exists, unless in the inevitable folly of
any attempt on the part of the editor
of The Times to write like a sensible
man.
There are a few "master minds" to
which' Englishmen pay tribute—the
minds of such men as Shakespeare,
Wordsworth, Byron, Tennyson, Voltaire, Taine, and of many other great
men in other fields of human endeavor,
but so far as we recollect, not a very
large proportion of them could claim
Scotland as birthplace.
Municipa Politics
in West Kootenay
Jubilation of Nelson Fruit Orowers—
News    and Nut.s of the
District.
A BOOK OF    B. C.
A very handsome book has just been
issued by The Colonist office entitled
"Mother Earth's Treasure Vaults" by
Percy F. Godenrath. The book contains about 50 pages devoted to tales
of "achievement, development, and opportunity," in Boundary, Similkameen,
Nicola and Southern Okanagan districts
of British Columbia, written in Mr.
Godenrath's well known breezy and
powerful style. The book is handsomely illustrated and is undoubtedly a
valuable contribution to the "publicity"
literature of the country. In preparing
this book, Mr. Godenrath had the great
advantage of personal knowledge and
experience gained in his profitable wanderings over the territory described during many years past; and an intimate
acquaintance with the type of pioneer
who seeks his fortune in the mountain
fastnesses of British Columbia. In addition to the half-tone illustrations
there are a number of valuable maps
and plans contained in the book, which
reflects great credit on the compiler
and the printer. Everyone interested in
the development of the province should
buy a copy of "Mother Earth's Treasure Vaults" which is issued at the low
price of 25 cents.
"ENGLAND AROUSED."
Under the above caption The Victoria Times recently dealt with certain
correspondence that has appeared in
London newspapers nn the national
color of Sir Henry Carnobell-Banner-
mnn's cabinet. It appears that some
people take exception to the  fact that
HAULTAIN'S FUTURE.
Ex-premier Haultain has made a
great fight in Saskatchewan, and latest
reports say the contest has resulted in
a tie. With the election machinery in
the hands of an unscrupulous government, it is easy to guess the result. No
matter how it goes this week of the
year, Haultain will yet be Premier of
Canada and put his persecutors where
they belong.—Toronto  Saturday Night.
Nelson, December 24.
Municipal politics are now again the
chief topic of conversation in the Kootenay and the struggle in its two chiel
cities, Nelson and Rossland, is rapidly
warming up. The situation in Rossland
is somewhat peculiar. Heretotore
there has been no mayor of that city,
despite the overwhelming numbers of
the miners, who could in any sense be
regarded as a worKingman's candidate.
That is to be reversed this year. Both
men may be said, in a sense, to be
working men's candidates. P. R. Macdonald, at present alderman, is the real
article. He has been secretary of the
union, he has been alderman twice, he
has been president of the whole of the
Western Federation in this province,
and he is still a member of the union.
Thomas Embleton is his opponent.
Thomas has sat for several years in
the conucil. He ran a little grocery
years ago in the heart of the miners'
residential district. He ran as their
candidate for aldermanic honors. He
topped the poll. He has repeated that
feat several times and has now got a
good store on the principal street.
Hence the contest is likely to be close.
As to the issue there apparently is
nothing in particular. Rossland is
picking up gradually, but will have a
hard row to dig for some time owing
to the management or mismanagement
of the earlier days of incorporation.
Nelson also has two candidates for
mayor. The one is Alderman Gillett,
who was elected last year in opposition to the Houston party. Alderman
Gjillett has been acting mayor since
the resignation of Acting Mayor Bird.
Alderman Bird proposed that the city
accept a compromise with the West
Kootenay Power & Light Company,
although he was of the opinion that
that company was "holding up" the
city. Alderman Gillett agreed with
him. The remainder of the council
turned the compromise down. Hence
the acting mayor resigned. Alderman
Gillett was at one with Alderman Bird,
but said that as the council had voted
to continue the fight he was willing to
lead the way. Nevertheless his opponents declare that he is only half-hearted
in thc matter. Alderman Gillett is a
contractor and is therefore thought thc
better fitted to look after the completion
of tbe power plant, which has been
thrown upon the city's hands by the
contractors. ■ At a meeting held recently several of those who had previously backed Mayor Houston were
found to be on Gillett's committee, and
it is therefore probable enough that
Gillett will be hard to beat, as his side
maintain that there is no difference of
opinion in the city as to the advisability
of the city owning its own power plant.
On the other side is Alderman Ma-
lone, a backer of John Houston, and
the alderman that filled his place' when
Houston was absent at Victoria, and
a whole-hearted "Progressive" party,
as the party of John Houston was
termed. Alderman Malone is a hotel-
keeper and is a popular man. His candidacy is warmly backed by the main
strength of thc former Houston following, and it is claimed on his behalf
that there is no doubt as to his desire to see the municipal plant erected without compromise with the private company which has given so much
trouble of late, since the unfortunate
decision of Mr. Justice Irving as to
rocks finding their way down stream
from the site of the new plant to that
of the West Koo nay Power & Light
Company. The candidature of Alderman Malone is without an organ in
the city, and it is reported that the
Tribune will be resusciated in the
near future to fight his battles. Could
the citizens of Nelson be made to believe that either one of these men was
secretly against the municipal power
plant then that man would certainly be
defeated whether he had a newspaper
behind him or not. That is the real
issue of the whole thing.
The Nelson fruit growers arc extremely cock-a-whooh over British Columbia gaining the prize at the late Imperial horticultural exhibit in London,
and even more so because this district
got the silver medal for the hest ex
hibit in the province. "British Co-1
lumbia beats the empire," they cry,
"and we beat all British Columbia!"
The slogan is a magnificent one and
moreover has encouraged the fruit
growers to incorporate their association and capitalize it for some $50,000
in order to look after the marketing of
the product of the ranches directly.
Last season the strawberries raised
amounted to 25,000 crates and this
year Secretary Morley declares that the
output will certainly not fall below 45,-
000 crates. Besides, there is a plentiful crop of raspberries, currants, gooseberries and other small fruits, while
every year the apples and pears and
plums, cherries and peaches are growing more and more in evidence and
yearly the acreage devoted to orchards
is growing greater. Land has gone up
considerably in value and favourable
spots will command as much as $250
an acre and be fully worth the outlay.
Hence there has arisen talk of systematically advertising the city, and
conclaves are meeting over this question
frequently. The brokers are the immediate men who are benefited and after them the whole community. So in
raising a fund there is a feeing that
the brokers ought to be prominent in
their giving towards the fund that will
have to be raised to advertise at all
systematically. But the brokers declare that they are at heavy expense
and do not see why they should be
particularly mulcted. And so say all
the rest, each man advertises more or
less and thinks that his advertising is
benefiting somebody else and not himself, except perhaps the very keenest.
However, cities and insurance companies, railroads and even such magnates as F. August Heinze are keen on
advertising themselves and sooner or
later Nelson will join the happy procession and force the p'ace a bit in
favor of the "City by the Lake." Generally speaking, Nelson is doing well.
Its smelter is paying and smelting more
and more ore daily; its mines are beginning once more to look prosperous;
is lumber industry is assuming a
wealthier aspect, and presently its fruit
ranchers will assume a situation in society far excelling that of any johnny-
comc-lately or even a bank clerk. They
will be wealthy men. Hence Nelson
wants to tell the rest of the less favored
universe what a good place it is and
to invite others to share in its advantages.
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THT WEEK'S ORE MOVEMENTS.
Nelson, December 24.
The shipments of the mines of the
Kootenay and Yale were smaller this
week than they have been for any week
of this month. The cause is directly
due to the curtailment of the output
in Rossland owing to the effect of the
explosion of December 16. The St.
Eugene, the biggest shipper, potentially, of East Kootenay, has not as yet
arrived at its full power of shipment
owing to the delay inseparable in starting to work again after the losses suffered by the disastrous fire of last October. However, the mine has started
and it will not be long before it is
shipping a larger amount than was
done at the beginning of the year,
when both the Trail and the Nelson
smelters were being supplied with larger quantities of ore than either are getting at present, and when a large
amount of ore was also being sent to
Europe. Generally the high price of
lead and of copper is greatly stimulating production, but mines that have
lain idle for months, in some cases
years, cannot begin shipping at once.
Some time must be devoted to getting
in readiness by development work, by
re-establishing washed-out wagon
roads and trails and by re-erecting
mine buildings damaged by snowfall.
Hence the fruit of the rise in metal
values will not ripen at once, but will
rather be gathered next summer.
The detail of receipts and shipments
is as follows;
Boundary.
Granby 18,533
Mother Lode 2,656
Brooklyn 1,395
Sunset     403
Emma     264
Rawhide       93
Oro Dcnoro      66
Providence       60
Le Roi ..   ..
War Eagle ..
Centre Star ..
Le Roi No. 2
Jumbo	
Cascade ..
1.492
711
535
482
100 \
33 '
Total	
Total for year to date, 319,613
Slocan and Kootenay Points.
St, Eugene	
Sullivan	
Iron Mask	
Hunter V -	
Snowstorm	
La Plata	
Queen	
Alice	
Black Prince	
Krao	
Lorna Doone	
Broadview	
Reco	
Wakefield	
Lone Bachelor	
Miner Boy	
3353 \
tons.
376
300
204
75
87
Si
44
30
30
27
23
21 1
20
20 I
19
H
Total 1,341
Granby  Smelter.
Granby 18,533
Jumbo     100
Oro Denoro      66
Total 18,699
B. C. Copper.
Mother Lode 2,656
Dominion  Copper  Smelter.
Brooklyn 1,395
Sunset     403
Rawhide      93
Total  1,891
Trail Smelter.
Le Roi  1,492
War Eagle  711
Centre Star  535
Le Roi No. 2  482
St. Eugene  230
Iron Mask  204
Ben Hur  115
Snowstorm  87
Cascade  33
Providence  31
Lone Bachelor  19
Total 123,470
Total for year to date, 907,033 tons.
TWO EVILS.
Boys drink themselves tight, and
their sisters lace themselves tight and
wear their shoes tight, and it is a,
squeeze In tell which habit is the]
greater evil.—Cranbrook  Herald. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1905.
$   At The Street   %
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C By THB LOUNQEK #»
"Ring out the Old, ring in the iSew I
There is a certain sausiaction m seeing the old year die. Many hopes will
be buried with it—but as tney were
doomed to tail of acmevemeut, it is
well to bury them, and wc can begin
Ui* new year with fresh hope and renewed energy. Some people hold that
all sentiment concerning the new year
is more or less fictitious; that it is
merely an arbitrary division ot time,
without real significance. 1 do not
agree with this view. These things
come to have a meaning for us by
force of habit, of custom, and we cling
to old associations with all the more
affection by reason of this very absence of logical excuse for their existence. We humans are not capable
of living by reason alone; indeed, 1
think very few of us succeed in making reason even the principal arbitrator of our actions and thoughts. It
is said that men are more reasonable
than women, but it is only a matter of
degree. We all hold opinions that
hardly can be supported by logical
argument, and as we cling to them
we say we are strong minded and we
name obstinate tne man who holds other views as tenaciously as we hoh
ours. The ladies (God bless them)
have intuition, which is a quality rare
in men, unless they be men of genius.
And men of genius as a rule lack the
logical mind. However, it takes all
sorts of people to make a world, and
we should be sympathetic in considering other people's peculiarities, because
we are quite sure to have peculiarities
of our own.
* *   *
But this is a digression from my
text, which is the "new year." May it
he as happy and prosperous to all my
readers, and may they—or those of
them who are not already sufficiently
righteous—turn over that new leaf in
their respective biographical books concerning which we heard so much in
the days of our youth! Serious-minded persons—that is, those absorbed in
the pursuit of the dodging dollar—tell
me that prospects all over the province point to a prosperous new year.
Certainly there are railways building
and rumors of all sorts of other railways anxious to achieve at least documentary existence, and many long-neglected parts of the province are being opened up and settled upon by desirable immigrants. These things make
me hope that confidence in the immediate future of British Columbia is
justified. In these new countries we all
depend upon general conditions. If
the country prospers, so do we; if
times are dull, our pockets are more or
less empty. Colonial life is thus rendered full of that variety which we
should regard as the spice of life.
What we do is to curse the land in
bad times, and pay it very few compliments when it is prosperous. Gratitude
is a rare quality.
* *  *
I rejoiced to see, the other day, that
The Colonist, or rather the editor
thereof, has a vein of humor. The
enlightenment came through perusal
of the editorial columns, wherein I
found an amusing article on the raison
d'etre of a large gathering of prominent Liberals from all parts of this devoted province, at the Driard hotel.
There has been much speculation as
to the wherefor of this conclave, and
The Colonist lays the blame for it upon
the lieutenant-governorship, which was
an interesting topic a month or two
ago, but has since been alloweld to
drop for lack of new material for gossip. Personally, I think it is a pity
that Sir Henri Joly is not appointed
for a second term. British Columbians
have a great deal of respect and regard
for Sir Henri, and have no desire to
see him succeeded by some gentleman
who qualifications are sure to consist
mainly in past services to the Liberal
party. There should be no party con-;
sideration in the appointment of lien-
tenant-governors in Canada. A worthy
citizen who has not been identified with \
the interests of either party would
make a much better lieutenant-governor than a politician.
I wonder how my readers spent
Christmas day? I hope they all had a
god time. Personally, I found it somewhat depressing. There was no one
with whom to lounge on the street corner, and, being an unmarried man, I
had no children to whom to give a
Christmas tree, and no excuse to indulge once again in the jolly things I
enjoyed in days gone by. I made up
for it all by reading Dickens. He
stands quite alone, in my opinion,
among writers in his marvellous appreciation of the Christmas spirit. I
think Dickens was fortunate in livingj
in days when people were more in earnest and more appreciative of friendship
and sociability than we are today. In
Dickens' time a friend was a real
friend. Today, many of those we call
friends are little better than acquaintances, who put little faith in us and
in whom we put little faith, also. Our
friends are apt to be people who are
useful to us, and who think that we
may be useful to them. Alas, it is a
commercial age! Who can lay claim
to real friend? A friend of the class
of some of those who loved Dickens
—people whom he tried so sorely and
yet remained faithful to him. But no
one can read the works of Charles
Dickens without perceiving that, apart
from his peculiarities of temperament,
he most thoroughly appreciated the
kindness so often lavished upon him.
Dickens had a great soul, and his
faults do not detract from his greatness. He has left us a valuable legacy,
for everyone who reads his books—
and especially his Christmas books—
must acquire a, little of the milk of
human kindness and sympathy with
others which so distinguishes his writings.
'MUSIC AND THE STAGE"
Ihe Victoria theatre reopens on
MuiKiay, Mew Year's Day, under the
management of Mr. li. R. Ricketts;
with an elaborate production of
"Buster Brown." This play, founded
upon the exploits of the "Buster
Brown" depicted in the comic supplements, is said to be a highly entertaining musical comedy, in which some
fifty people take part. "BusterBrown"
is sure to draw a big audience, and 1
hope that it will be one of the largest
on record, so that Mr. Ricketts may
be assured, in a practical manner, that
his advent to Victoria is most welcome
to theatre-goers.
* *   *
Today's matinee and evening performances close the production of
"Faust" at the Watson theatre. The
famous play is put on in wonderfully
good form. Miss MacKeane makes a
charming "Marguerite" and Mr. Richard Scott is impressive as "Mephisto."
Harry   Pollard   plays   "Faust"   very
creditably.
* *   *
Everybody should see Miss Annie
Abbott, who is at the Grand theatre,
Victoria, this week. She is described
as "The Georgia Magnet," and she appears to have remarkable powers. She
is a very "little" woman, but by the
aid of some kind of apparent magnetic
force she is able to bring the strength
of big men to nought. Victoria audiences have been much interested and
bewildered  by her demonstrations.
* *   »
One of the most successful productions of the Watson company was that
of "Our Boys" last week. Thc play
seemed especially to suit the players.
Mr. Watson himself made an excellent "Butterman" and Mr. Scott gave
a very effective performance as young
Champneys. The other parts were all
suitably filled.
* *   *
The old method of securing thc assistance of members of the audience for
hypnotic, conjuring and other exhibitions will soon have to be dropped hy
the show people. It is becoming increasingly difficult to secure such assistance. While the audience is kept
waiting for volunteers a man is apt to
feel mean in declining to go on the
stage, but he certainly is well within
his rights. In nine cases out of ten
thc man who is sufficiently good na-
tured to overcome his distaste to "going on the stage," is made a fool
of for his kindness. And even if he
is not made a fool of he dislikes parading himself, as it were, before the pub
lic. After seeing many of these exhibitions, I was not surprised that Annie Abbott has difficulty in getting a
case the promise of good faith in her
case the promise of god faith and an
absence of fool tricks is honestly carried out. Nobody need apprehend unpleasantness in assisting this wonderful little lady.     ...
* *   *
At the Vancouver opera house Friday and Saturday evenings    of   this
week will be "The Sho Gun" one of
the best plays of the season. This will
be followed on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings next by "Buster Brown"
and on Thursday, January 5th, by Modjeska. Thus it will be seen that Van-
couverites will be well served in the
way of theatrical amusements for the
next week or so. Other dates for January are: 9th, Yulisse and Clary in
concert; 10th and nth, "When Johnny
Comes Marching Home"; 13th, "The
College Widow"; 21st to 25th, Pollards; 25th, Louis James; 29th to February 3rd, Mack Swain Company.
* *  *
Madame Modjeska, the famous actress
will give a farewell performance at the
Victoria theatre on January 6th, appearing in a splendid production of
"Much Ado About Nothing." This
performance should be one of the big
nights of the year at the Victoria.
* *   *
Sarah Bernhardt has invited Margaret Anglin to join her in some of
her productions. Miss Anglin is a
charming actress and perhaps the oi.ly
real artist in the theatrical world born
in Canada.
* *   *
It is the usual thing for the heads of
all large business enterprises at the end
of the year to analyse conditions as they
have developed, and make new plans
which most appropriately may be inaugurated with the advent of another of
Father Time's personally conducted
tours. Manager Jamieson has been doing some hard thinking and re-arranging along these lines, and the result is
an announcement which must in the end
commend itself to everyone who pat
ronizes his house or would, if aware
of the quality of entertainment it offers
at a reasonable price. It has been decided to raise the quality of the acts
forming the weekly groramme, and at
the same time slightly to increase the
admission charge so that a loss may be
avoided—which would be the only al
ternative. That such action would have
to be taken sooner or later must have
been long apparent to all who have witnessed the performances at thc Johnson street house. The select fare of
vaudeville is expensive, and even assuming the Gran dto be filled for every
performance, there would be little margin after paying the terms demanded by
some of the artists that lately have been
featured. There was but one of two
things to do under such circumstances:
Raise the general standard of the programme and the admission charges proportionately, or drop the standard to
that of the common variety show.
The intention is
simply to fall in line with the action
taken by the Vencouver Grand a year
ago, and by virtually all other vaudeville houseo of quality on the Pacific
Coast—and make the prices for evening
performances 25 cents for all the lower
floor, and 15 cents for gallery, the 15
cent price ruling for all parts of the
house   for   matinee  productions
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some valuable information concerning
the prosperous farming community in
which the paper is published, illustrated
with views of Duncans and the district
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JUUUUUUUUUUU^ THE. WEEK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1905.
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Dear Madge:—The past week has
been one of continual festivity with
the children as well as the grown-ups,
and I am just beginning to feel a little
depressed at the thought of the many
Xmas bills that will flutter in presently. The children have duly stuffed
themselves with turkey, plum pudding,
cake, etc., the consequence is that the
long necked castor oil bottle has been
much in evidence the last day or two,
and the poor dears wander about the
house looking pale and dejected. Their
toys, which, by the way, have cost me
much worry, to say nothing of the dollars, are all smashed and piled in a
corner of the nursery. The dolls that
have been properly scalped by the
grinning red Indian, who himself is
minus arms and legs, are scattered
over the floor, while the toy automobile that runs about when wound up,
has been taken apart "to see how it'
works." But they have enjoyed themselves, the dears, and say, with a sickly smile, that they have had such a
"lovely Christmas." And I am truly
thankful that Christmas is over and
that it comes but once a year.
I must tell you of a charming idea
I encountered at a juvenile rout the
other day given by an artistic friend
of mine. After an attractive tea had
been discussed there arrived on the
scene the most charming little boy—
a butterfly carrying a fairy basket full
of mysterious packages, which he distributed among the enraptured tinies,
whose interest in the bearer was quite
as intense as in the gifts themselves.
The idea of the insect was cleverly
carried out by means of a black silk-
sweater and a pair of black silk hose.
I judged these to be a pair of adult
stockings borrowed for the occasion.
The wings were of black gauze most
cleverly painted to represent a red
admiral, all the markings being quite
correct, for in these days of youthful
intellect woe betide the injudicious
grown-up who should bestow a feather
to much or an eye to little. It was so
charming an idea and so effectively
carried out that I am constrained to
make you a present of it for your children's fancy-dress party next week.
Call it a butterfly party and insist on
each child coming in character. There
is a pathetic little sequel which I must
tell you, however. The little man who
impersonated the butterfly was found
sitting later amongst the crackers and
the crumbs with an expression one imagines Darius may have borne amongst
the ruins of Carthage. After probing
his melancholy to its depths it transpired that he had lived for one whole
week in the blissful anticipation of being able to fly the moment the wings
were affixed to his little shoulders.
Poor darling! Do not you feel for his
disappointment?
Since we all have become wise and
sceptical and superior, Christmas, I
fear, has lost much of its old-time
character, even if none of its old-time
charms, and one becomes accustomed
nowadays to hear it disposed of as
"the time for children." All this apart,
however, and without delving at the
root of things overmuch, it seems fairly obvious that Christmas cheer and
cheeriness are not restricted to rejoicing juveniles only, if one may judge
by thc store windows and the crowds
of beaming buyers inside and out, and
the groups of merry makers one comes
in contact with on Christmas eve on
Government street. Challoner & Mitchell's was practically crowded the
whole evening, and surely never was
there a more distractingly attractive
booth of all the vanities. And not in
San Francisco, Paris or New York
could one run riot so easily in the
pleasant practice of present-giving as
here. The most commonplace articles,
whether sticks, pipes, fans, glass, china,
or silver, are here shown glorified exceedingly, and it is this distinctive elegance attaching to all Challoner &
Mitchell's goods that brings the present-buying public to their door at
Christmas time, Among this year's
especial elegancies are the engraved silver and inlaid jewel-caskets, somewhat
resembling in shape the "bonheur du
jour" of Louis Seize,   neat   traveling
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Day, Monday Jan. 1
A Runaway Match
Starting Thursday
British Born
PRICES 10, 25 AND 35 CENTS
F. D. McINTYRE. A K. 80PER
I deliver your trunks to your room;
The higher I go the better I like it.-Jerry.
Reliable Transfer Co.
534 Cordova Street.
VANCOUVER      -      -      -      B. C.
RING   DP  1084.
Something New in
VISITING CARDS..
Dimity
All the Fad East
The long nights are coming, don't forget
our lending library.
VICTORIA BOOK a STATIONERY
COMPANY. THE WEEK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1905.
;s and cases for a dozen different
!S,  and  leather pocket books,  with
ices for jewels, etc., admirable for
globe-trotting female; daintily fit-
shopping bags, the newest things
writing   pads,   rose-bowls,   menu
Iders, and a million things besides,
to mention jewelery of such new
|d seductive  devices as must needs
•suade one to buy.
\o turn from jewels to another mat-
of importance, the woman who ap-
[eciates   beautiful  house   furnishings,
the line of artistic smoking rooms
lirs, tables, and draperies, etc., can
|jst her eyes at will in Weiler Bros.'
(than establishment,    where   there
attractions  for shoppers in every
|e of its  endless  departments.  Am-
;st  novelties  that  appeal  invitingly
the purchaser are excellent examples
Doulton ware, beakers and jugs, sil-
mounted and of good design, out-
and color, while among many at-
fctive and unique specimens of cop-
articles are smoker sets, vases, and
Ittles, fashioned in the most charmingly original designs.   If at this gift-
Iving season any olden friend should
re moved to  confer a real pang of
leasure on this chronicler of things in
(eneral, the readiest' way would be to
im loose at Weiler Bros.' with "carte
ilanche" to buy until surfeited.
I heard a most interesting fact the
ither day about my pet, "4711" eau de
jfologne,    namely,    that  its  distinctive
(tie was chosen because its inventor
the happy parent of four sons and
|even daughters—eleven in all.    Since
fearing this quite a personal  interest
leems to hover over the bottle with its
[istinctive green and gold label on my
Iressing table, which label, by the way,
Is something of an old friend by now.
And I can vouch for the superiority
if its quality.   Terry & Marrett always
:arry  a  good  stock of this splendid
tologne water.
Among the presents that gladdened
fmy heart exceedingly   on    Christmas
^timorn were several gifts of gloves, gifts
Wljiat    aie    "always with us," because
[loves are no longer luxuries, but ne-
issities.    A bare foot epidemic may
:ep our fad-followers, which causes
shoe-dealer spasms of anxiety;  a
•e-headed craze may seize us, the de-
lir of milliners and hatters; but who
rash as seriously to start an anti-
ive crusade?.   Legend attributes the
[ention of the glove to a woman, for
|en Venus, in love with Adonis, and
lowing him  in the chase, tore her
id on a thorn, she thereupon:
ide all  at once her unclad graces
sew
leathen    shelter for her hand of
snow."
id judging from the number of glove |
•tificates  sold by the    well    known
of Finch & Finch, there were any
lount of feminine hearts made joyful
Christmas besides mine own.
'uring my Christmas shopping cruise
[happened in at Fletcher Bros.' music
ire, where I was shown their won-
irful  display of Gerhard  Heintzman
inos that show off to advantage in
:ir beautiful new music hall that has
lately been erected.   The acoustic
iperties of this hall are such that if
Incerts were to be given there, those
[esent would be able to hear every
ite of music, Mr. Fletcher having inducted his contractor to leave out all
irners,  which  would  otherwise have
:erfered with the sound.
Last night I arrived at the conclusion
lat a dinner party is one of the pleas-
itest  forms   of    entertainment    that
ivilization  affords,    provided    always
liat the right woman is allotted to the
[ht man.   When the conversation be-
le general, a discussion arose as to
|ich   quality   in man appeals most
fsistibly to woman.     The    consen-
of opinion was in favor of gener-
ly, in Its broadest sense.   But, deep
n in her inmost conscience is there
ie iof my sex who does not feel con-
led that in ninety-nine cases out of
indred,  what first attracts her  in
,n is his admiration for herself?
BABETTE.
British Columbia has no desire to see
the present provincial government exchanged for a set of men in the pay of
the Ottawa machine.
The Pianola Piano
would be a perfect
Christmas Gift
a tail the family could enjoy it.
HICKS & LOVICK PIANO CO., Ltd.
88 Government St., Victoria.
Player
Perfection
Is the best description in a few
words of the
Apollo
Piano Player
It is notable for
Simplicity in Operation
Beauty of Case
Wide Range of Expression
and
Reasonableness of price.
ONLY   $250
A  FLETCHER BROS
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, 1005.
GEO. W. MORROW,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANIES.
NOTICE OF CHANGE OF NAME.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
name of the "GRIBBLE, SKENE AND
BARRETT CO.," which was registered
on the 3rd day of June, 1905, as an
Extra-Provincial Company has been
changed to GRIBBLE AND SKENE
CO."
DATED this Twelfth day of December, 1905.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
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
CARNE'S
NewYearOpening
We    11 be pleased to see all our 'patrons and friends
at our new store, corner Fort and Government St.
The visit will repay you, and you are welcome to our
store while waiting for a car.
Carne's   Cash    Grocery
Cor. Government and Fort Sts.,
'PHONE 586.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
.„. „ „j.v . ..v....„v ,.„ *^ «». «...».,  days after date I intend to make ap-
away  timber  from the  following de- plication to the Honourable the Chief
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.
New Year
Gifts
Duncan Ross, M.P., is authority
Ihe statement that the sordid seven,
Itor Templeman, Mr, C. E. Race
|a few other brilliant politicians of
grittiest description, are prepar-
|o defeat the McBride government.
ould be more patriotic if they were
levote themselves to redeeming
of their pledges made at elec-
Itime. when they secured election
kceiving the people with thc Grand
We have a splendid
range of Christmas
presents at the lowest
possible prices.
Thousands of
Toys for the Little Ones
and    lots   of    other
things   suitable   for
young and old at
Hastie's Fair
Qove rnment St.,      VICTORIA
A GREAT SURPRISE
How Weather Strips
Stop the Drafts
Keep out the cold and cut dowu the
fuel bill.
Carpenter work of all kinds.
Jobbing a specialty
J. P. BURGESS
Carpenter and Builder,
10 Broughton St.
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 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1005.
H. A. COLLISON,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
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,
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 Char-
Commencing at  a  stake marked John j i tt    islands    Commencing at a itakl
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, 1005.
JOHN R. SCOTT,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent,
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,
October 23rd, 1905.
L. MORROW,
Per  Percy  Harrison,
Agent.
Legislative Assembly
PRIVATE BILL.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Pacific    and other gold-bricks.) Dec' 27t'1' I9°s'
Applicaitons will be received by the
undersigned until TUESDAY NEXT,
2nd January, 1906, at 3 p.m., for the
position of Janitor of the Public
Library.
Salary at the rate of $50.00 per
month.
Wellington J. Dowler,
C. M. C.
Victoria, B.C., City    Clerk's    Office,
The time limit for the Rules of the
House for receiving Petitions for Private Bills will expire on the 22nd day
of Janury, 1906.
Bills must be presented to the House
not later than the ist day of February,
1006.
Reports from Committees on Private
Bills will not be received after the 8th
day of February, igo6.
Dated the ist day of December, 1905.
THORNTON FELL,
Clerk of the Lgcislative Assembly.
Italian School of Music
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 class in the art of
pianoforte accompaniment to a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is given to beginners as well as
to advanced players. The school is situated at 117 Cook Street Victoria.
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'*
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 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
J. M. Collison's S.W. 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.
J. M. COLLISON,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.        NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
xtn-rir-e ■   1     •.      ■ ,       , •       days after datc * intend t0 "lake ap-
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty plication to the Honourable the Chief
days after date I intend.to make ap- Commissioner of L j and Works
plication,to the Honourable the Chief for a special license to cut and carry
Commissioner of Lands and Works away timber from the following defer a special license to cut and carry scribed lands, situated near Mammon
away timber from the following de- River, Juskatla, Masset Inlet, Queen
scribed lands, situated in Juskatla, Charlotte Island. Commencing at a
Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands, stake marked Percy Harrison's N W
Commencing at a stake marked E. C. comer; thence running 40 chains east;
Collisons S.W. corner; thence run- thence 160 chains north; thence west
ning 40 chains east; thence 160 chains 40 chains; thence south 160 chains to
north; thence west 40 chains; thence. point of commencement,
south 160 chains to point of commence-, Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
m??t-i j        »r ~ ^.    .        Islands, Province of British  Columbia,
Dated  at   Massett,   Queen   Charlotte October 23rd, 1905.
Islands, Province of British Columbia,!
October 23rd, 1005. PERCY   HARRISON.
E. C. COLLISON,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
NOT
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
; days after date I  intend to make ap-
— ! plication  to the Honourable the Chief
- -E is hereby given that thirty  Commissioner   of   Lands   and   Works
days after date I intend to make ap- for a special license to cut and carry
plication to the Honourable the Chief aw?y Umber from the following de-
Commissioner of Lands and Works senbed lands, situated near Mammon
for a special license to cut and carry 5've!"' Juskatla, Masset Inlet, Queen
away timber from the following de- Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a-
scrihed lands, situated opposite Harri- stako marked Percy Harrison's N.E.
son's Island, Juskatla, Massett III-1 corner-; thence running 40 chains
let, Queen Charlotte Islands. Com- sout'> •' t,,cnce l6° chains west; thence
mencing at a stake marked E. C. Col- "orth 40 chains; thence, east 160 chains
lison's N.E. corner; thence running 40 ,0 Pn,m of commencement,
chains east; thence 16b chains south;: T ,Datcd at Massett, Queen Charlotte
thence west 40 chains; thence north' Islands, Province of British Columbia,
160 chains to point of commencement.! October 23rd, 1905.
Dated  at  Massett,   Queen   Charlotte!
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
E. C. COLLISON,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
PERCY HARRISON.
APPLICATIONS     FOR
LICENCES.
TIMBER
The Engines of The Day.
Coal Oil Engines
Superior to Gasoline.
Marine Engines for launches, fishing
boats, etc, Stationary Engines for
pumping and all power purposes. For
ranch 'and other uses.
Write for particulars.
Now is the time to order for the spring.
ROCHUSSEN & COLLIS, 7 Yates St.
VICTORIA, B.C.
dealers in Mitiin   andr     leiVrchyne
„.,..,.,„,. .   , NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
NO 1 ICE is hereby given that thirty, days after date I intend to make ap-
days after date I intend to make ap-1 plication to thc Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry - for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following de- j away timber from the following described lands, situated at head of Jus-1 scribed lands, situated at Kumdis
katla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte: Slough, Massett Inlet, Queen Char-
Islands. Commencing at a stake marked j lottc Islands. Commencing at a stake
H. A. Collison's S.E. corner; thence marked Geo. W. Morrow's N.E. cor-
running 40 chains east; thence i6o|ner; thence running east 40 chains;
chains north; thence west 40 chains; j thence north 16b chains; thence west 40
thence south 160 chains to point of chains; thence south 160 chains to
commencement. point of commencement.
Dated   at   Massett,   Queen   Charlotte | Daled   at   Massett,    Queen    Charlotte
Islands,  Province of British  Columbia. | Islands,   Province   of   British   Coluviv
October 23rd, igoc
H. A. COLLISON,
Per   Percy   Harrison,
Agent.
bin, October 23rd, 1005.
GEO.  W.  MORROW,
Per   Percy  Harrison,
Anient. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1905.
WOMEN'S  SHOES.
$5.00 Shoes for $2.50.
Women's Vici Kid Blucher, Patent Tip,
•    Cuban Heels, Patent Back.   Regular
$5.00; January Sale Price $2.30.
Women's Vici Kid Turned Bals, Self
Tip, Cuban Heel. Regular $5.00;
January Sale Price $2.50
Women's Patent Vici Kid Blucher,
Military Heel. Regular $5.00; January Sale $2.50.
Women's Vici Kid Blucher, Patent Tip,
Goodyear Welt, Military Heel, Heavy
.   Sole.    Regular $5.00;  January  Sale
. Price $2.50.
Women's Vici Kid Blucher, Patent Tip,
Dull Tops, Goodyear Heavy Oak Sole.
Regular $5.00; January Sale Price
$2.50.
Women's Vici Patent Turned Boots,
Kid Uppers, Cuban Heel, Opera Toe.
Regular $5.00; January Sale Price
$2.50.
Women's Corona Calf Bals, Whole Fox,
Dull Uppers, Military Heel, Turned
Welted Sole. Regular $5.00; January Sale Price, $2.50.
Women's Heavy Vici Whole Fox Bals,
Patent Tip, Welted Sole, Medium
Heel, Extra Back Strap. Regular
$5.00; January Sale Price $2.50.
Women's Patent Vici French Heel,
Opera Toe, Hand Turned. Regular
$5-00; January Sale Price $2.50.
Women's Tan Waterproof Shoes,
Vircolized Soles, all sizes; 24 pairs
only, $2.50 pair.
Opera Pumps, Vici Kid, Turned Sole,
French Heel and Toe. Regular $2.00;
January Sale Price $1.00.
Vici Kid One Strap Slippers with Bow
and Buckle, French Heel. Regular
$2.00; January Sale Price $1.00.
MEN'S SHOES.
All the $5.00 Crossett Shoes for $2.50,
$5.00 Shoes at $2.50 a pair.
Men's Blucher Velour Calf, Heavy Sin-
-   gle sole,  Goodyear.    Regular $5.00;
i_. January Sale Price $2.50.
Men's Box Calf Blucher, Goodyear
Double Sole. Regular $5.00; January Sale Price $2.50.
Men's Vici Whole Fox Heavy Single
Sole, Admiral last, all widths. Regular $5.00; January Sale Price $2.50.
, Men's Carona Oxfords, Patent Goodyear Welt. Regular $5.00; January
Sale Price $2.50.
About 400 Pairs Men's Box Calf Waterproof Sole. Regular $5.00; January
Sale $2.50.
Men's Patent Leather Whole Foxed
$S.oo and $6.00 Grades in this lot;
January Sale Price $2.50.
$6.00 and $6.50 Boots for $3.90.
Men's Scotch Waterproof Boots, Blucher cut. Regular $6.00; January Sale
Price $3.90.
Men's    Crup    Bals, Cordovan, Heavy
Sole, Calf Lined, Waterproof.   Regular $6.50; January Sale $3.90.
A splendid city heavy weather shoe.
LADIES JACKETS.
Every Jacket   in   Stock to go in the
January Sale and Every Jacket is
New  This   Season.
25 Loose Back Tweed Coats (Light
Shades,) Value $15.00 and $16.50, all
sizes, for $10.00 each,
FAWN COVERT COATS.
Fawn Covert Coats as follows, Tight
and Loose Back. (All three-quarter
Coats).
i St $7.50; January Sale Price $4.50.
1 at $15.00; January Sale Price $12.50.
I at $16.50; January Sale Price $12.50.
1 at |i8..'o; January Sale Price $12.50.
4 at $2D.oo; January Sale Price $17.50.
5 at $25.00 January Sale Price $17.50.
2 at $27.00; January Sale Price ! 117.50.
4 at $3500; January Sale Price 1:27.50.
1 at $37.50; January Sale Price $27.50.
GREEN COVERT COATS.
1 at $21.00; January Sale Price $12.50.
1 at $35.00; January Sale Price $25.00.
INVERNESS COATS.
(With and Without Sleeves)
2 at $15.00; January Sale Price $10.00.
7 at $17.50; January Sale Price $10.00.
CAPES.
1 at $15.00; January Sale Price $7.50.
1 at $20.00; January Sale Price $7.50.
2 at $12.50.; January Sale Price $7.50.
FUR LINED CAPES.
'    rF-awn.at $20.00; January Sale $7.50.
2 Fawn at $20.00; January Sale $7.50.
CHILDREN'S COATS.
Tweeds Mostly.
20 Coats at $3.00; January Sale $1.75.
23 Coats at $3.50, $4.00 & $4.50; January Sale Price $2.50.
25 Coats at $450 & $5.00; January Sale
Price $3.50.
18 Coats at $6.00 & $7.00; January Sale
Price $4.50.
I Coat at $13.50; January Sale Price
$6-50.
THE CLOAK DEPARTMENT.
Every Costume in our Stock to be offered in thc January  Sale at
Ridiculous Prices.
All the Model Costumes (Imported).
Prices from $45.00 to $65.00, for $25.
each. Colors, green, brown, blue and
black. Mostly all broadcloth, and the
very latest styles: trimmed applique,
silk braid, etc.
All the Model Costumes—Venetian and
Tweeds (  colors  brown,  green, blue
.and black).   Prices $30.00; $35.00 &
!i40.oo, for $17.50 each.
I. the very latest styles (Jackets with
tip Long  Skirt  effects);  Skirts  all
plaited;    trimmed   silk    braids   and
stitching.
DAVID SPENCER,
WESTERN CANADA'S BIG STORE.
26th JANUARY SALE
Commences Tuesday, Jan. 2nd
All the $18.00 to $25.00 Costumes for
$6.90 each.
Tweeds (Cheviots in navy and black),
blue  and black  Serges and  Canvas
Cloth.
Venetian Cloth Suits, $15.00 ones for
$6.90. Colors blue, brown and black.
Five (only) Lustre Shirt Waist Suits.
Prices $10.00 & $12.50, for $3.50 each.
RAINCOATS.
All the Raincoats to be Offered in This
Sale.
Raincoats   for  Women,  colors  fawns,
greys, browns and greens.   Prices as
follows:
1 at $7.50; January Sale Price $4-00.
6 at $10.00; January Sale Price $6.50.
17 at $15.00; January Sale Price $10.00.
18 at $17.50; January Sale Price $I3.50.
20 at $20.00; January Sale Price $13.50.
2 at $22.50; January Sale Price $13.50.
1 at $25-00; January Sale Price $13-50-
Every Raincoat offered in this Sale is
This Season's Style.
CHILDREN'S  RAINCOATS  AT
HALF PRICE.
7 at $5.00; January Sale Price $2.50.
6 at $6.00; January Sale Price $3.00.
6 at $7.50; January Sale Price $3.75.
LADIES' SHIRT WAIStS, SKIRTS,
ETC. ,
We expect this department to be
crowded as never before at a January
Sale. Somehow or other we have a
very large stock to be disposed of in
this department and in consequence will
not commence- our January Whitewear
Sale for About Two Weeks.
We have sorted nearly our entire
stock of winter waists into two lots and
for a quick clearance. We have priced
them at 75c. & $1.25.
The $1.25 ones range in value to $3.50.
The 75c ones range in value to $2.00.
1000 Ladies' Fall Blouses, values from
$2.00 to $3.50; January   Sale   Price
$1.25 each.
White   (Ivory)   Panama,Cloth Waists
tucked and plaited, value $3.00; January Sale Price $1.25.
Woven  Zephyr    Stripes,   plaited,  etc.,
values $1.75 & $2.00;  January  Sale
Price $1.25.
Fancy Lustre Waists in navy, red and
brown, etc.    Values $2.50.    January
Sale Price $1.25.
Black Lustre Waists, tucked and trimmed motires.    Value $3.00; January
Sale Price $1.25.
1500 Ladies' Fall Waists, values $1.25 to
$2.00; January Sale Price 75c. each.
Zella Clofli Waists with woven stripes,
value $i.5p; January Sale Price 75c.
Brown Lustre Waists, tucked and plaited trimmed crochet, button and silk
braid.
Fancy  White    Pique  Waists,    plaited,
plain  tailor-made style, value $2.00;
January  Sale  Price 75c. '
Nipper  Cloth  Waists  in  Fancy  Blue,
Red and Green woven effects, value
$1.50; January Sale Price $1.50.
Printed   Cotton   Cloths   in twill and
plain effects, value   $1.25;    January
Sale Price 75c.
Black   Sateen  Waists,    trimmed    silk
braid, etc., value $1.50; January Sale
Price 75c.
Albatross Waists in Spots, value $1.50;
January Sale Price 75c.
Flannelette Stripe Waists, tucked, etc.,
value $1.25; January Sale Price 75c.
Fancy  Black  and    White    Shepherds'
Check,  value  $1.25;    January    Sale
Price 75c.
IMPORTANT   LINEN   BARGAINS.
Pure Linen   Table   Covers, 11/, yards
square, regular $1.75, for $1.00.
Pure Linen  Double  Damask, 2 yards
square, $1.50.
Pure Linen Double Damask, 2 1-4 yards
long, $2.50.
White Linen Table Cloths, ready for
use, 2 1-2 yards long, special $1.50.
Extra Fine Satin Damask, 21-2 yards
long, regular $5.75, Sale Price $3.25.
Extra Fine Satin Damask, 3 yards long,
regular $6.00, for $3.50.
Extra Fine Satin Damask Table Cloths,
3 yards long, Regular $6.00, for $3.75.
Extra Fine aStin Damask Table Cloths,
3 yards long, regular $6.00 for $4.50.
Extra Fine Satin Damask Table Cloths,
3 yards long, regular $6.00, for $5.25.
50 dozen Napkins, 50c. Dozen,
ioa  Dozen   Pure  Linen  Napkins,  Sale
Price $1.50.
50 dozen three-quarter size at $1.75.
25 Dozen  Pure Linen  Napkins, three-
quarter size, regular $3.75 for $2.50.
50 Dozen Napkins 24x24, $3.00, $4.50 &
$5.00. sale price $2.75.
Six Embroidered Sheets, four inch hem,
Fine Fancy Embroidered Top, Regular $7.50, sale price $5.00.
Two only Linen Sheets, sale price $2.50.
Three only Linen Sheets,   sale   price
$2.50.
DRESS GOODS.
DRESS GOODS AND SILKS.
Regular.
Sale Price.
1 piece Black Serge, double width 50   (40 in wide)
3 pieces Black French Twill Serge	
2 ends Black Coating Serge 75
2 ends Black Homespun    1.00   (60 in. wide)
1 piece Black French Serge    1.00
3 Black Dress Patterns, Camel's Hair Cloth 15.00 ea
3 pieces Black Melton Cloth 75
2 pieces French Serge 75
1 piece Fancy Flake    1.25
1 piece Black Camel's Hair    1.50
1 piece Hop Sacking      .85
2 ends Silk and Wool Warp Henrietta..    1.00
1 end Black Cloth    1.50
1 end Black Satin Cloth    1.25
7 ends Black Serge    1.00   (54 in. wide)
! 3 ends Black Homespun    1.00
i 1 piece Black Cotton Voile      .50
. 6 pieces Plain Black Basket Cloths, Fancy Weaves and
I    Canvas Cloths .'    1.25 & 1.50
2 pieces Fancy Flake Material	
I 1 piece Mohair	
1 piece Black Crepon, silk stripe    1.50
1 pjece Fancy French Figured	
1 piece Nigger Head	
3 pieces Tweeds, Navy, Fawn and Brown 50
4 pieces Navy Melton 90   (60 in. wide)
3 pieces Grey Homespun .'    1,25   (54 m. wide)
7 pieces Hop Sacking, Green, Light, Grey, Mid. Grey,
and Dark Grey 85
25 pieces Assorted Tweeds, Greys, Fawns,        Greens,
Reds,, 40 in. wide Special
1 (The above is a late -consignment of Tweeds.
i    Qualities run from 65c. to 85c.)
: 5 pieces Fancy Flake Tweeds, Navy, Old Rose, Fawn,
Pale Blue and Brown    1,25
20 ends 54 inch 1 weeds, suitable for Ladies'  Coats and
I .   Skirts ..   ..   1.25 & $1.50
12 pieces Fancy English Worsted Mohair     Effects,
Light and Dark Navy, Royal Brown and Greens    .
SILKS.
I Regular.
' 50 yards All Silk Mantle Velvet 33 in. wide $5.50
40 yards Dark Brown Mantle Plush, 34 in. wide ..  ..   4.75
i 44 inch Silkine Dress Materials in Green, Light and
I    Dark Navy, Fawn, Helio and Red    Special
I Black and White Stripe and Check Silks    Special
' Taffeta Silks in Black, Dai'.: Brown, Mid.   Brown.Fawn,
Blue, Nile Green, Cardinal, Light and    Dark  Navy,
Champagne, Plum and Resida 75
Black Tucked Silk    2.00
Colored Japanese Silk      .25
Colored Japanese Silk 40
Fancy Checks and Spots Taffeta Silk, Browns,   Reds
Blues and Greens	
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RIBBONS.
Five Hundred Yards at 25c. a yard.
All the  Fancy Ribbons  from 35c. to
$1.50 go in this sale at 25c. a yard.
Also Plain Taffeta Ribbons at 35c. to
50c.
Shot Taffeta Ribbon «t 50c.
Plain Duchesse, 40c. & 50c.
All at 25c. a yard.
WOMEN'S NECKWEAR
Odd Lines to Clear Out at 25c. & 50c.
EMBROIDERIES.
Ten Thousand yards to be offered in
the January Sale at 5c, ioc., 15c. &
25c. per yard.
About 3000 yajds in the ioc. quality for
5c. yard.
About 2000 yards in the 25 & 30c. quality for 15c. a yard.
About 1000 yards in the 35 to 75c quality for 25c. a yard.
About 4000 yards in the 15 and 20c.
quality for ioc. a yard.
HOSIERY.
Women's Plain Cashmere Hose, our
No. 403, always sold at 60c. a pair,
12 dozen only. January Sale Price
2 for 75c.
30 Doz. Women's Plain Cashmere Hose
double sole, heel and toe, good value
at 35c.   January Sale Price 25c.
20 Doz. only Boys' (Burrett) Worsted
Hose, all sizes, 25c. a pair.
Boys' Worsted Hose, sizes 9 to 11
inches, 30 doz. in various qualities
from 50c. to 75c. January Sale Price
35c. a pair.
HANDKERCHIEFS.
50  Doz.    Plain    White    Hemstitched
Handkerchiefs, narrow hem. Regular
50c.; January Sale Price 35c.
40   Doz.    Plain    White    Hemstitched
Handkerchiefs, narrow hem.   Regular
$1.00 doz.; January Sale  Price 60c.
doe.
^IILLLNERY DEPARTMENT.
As usual *tfe clear out everything in
thi? department at our January Sale.
All the Trimmed Hats to be sold as
follows:
$3.50 Hats for $1.00 each.
$7.50 Hats for $2.50 each.
$10.00 & $15.00 Hats for $5.00 each.
OUTING   AND   READY-TO-WEAR
HATS.
Outing   and   Ready-to-wear     Hats.
Prices   from   $1.00  to  $4.00,   for  50c.
each.
All the Untrimmed Shapes, values $1.00
to $4.00, for 50c. each.
Motor Hats and Caps, prices $1.00 to
$2.00, for 50c. each.
All the Tams from 50c. to $1.00 each,
for 25c. each.
. All the    Children's Read-to-wear Hats
(Napoleon, etc.), prices $1.00 to $3.50,
for 50c. each.
1 Children's  Bonnets in Bear  Skin and
I    Silk, prices $1.00 & $1.75, for 50c.
' Children's Hats  (Bear Skin and Silk,
etc.), prices $1.50 to $4.00, for $1.00
;    each.
A Large   Variety   of   Pompoms   and
Feather Ornaments, prices    50c.    to
$1.50 for 25c. each.
JANUARY SALE OF RUGS,
SQUARES AND LINOLEUMS.
50c. a Square Yard for English Linoleums.   Value 75c.
35c. for Best Grade of Canadian Oilcloth.    Value 50c. -
20c.   a   Yard  for   Canadian   Oilcloth.
Value 25c. Yard.
BRUSSELS  SQUARES.
3x3 Regular $13.75.   January Sale Price
$9.50.
3x3   Regular   $14.75.
Price $11.50.
3x3   Regular   $18.75.
Price $13.75.
3x31-2 Regular $15.75.
Price $11.75.
3x31-2   Regular $18.75.
Price $13.75.
3x31-2 Regular $19.50.
Price $1450.
3x4   Regular   $18.75.
Price $13.75.
3x4   Regular
Price $16.75.
3x4   Regular     	
Price $19.50.
TAPESTRY,  BRUSSELS  AND
WOOL SQUARES ALL RE-
j   DUCED AT THIS SALE.
!     WOOL SQUARES.
9x12, value $12.75.   January Sale Price
$9.50.
9x10-6, value   $11.75-     January    Sale
!    Price $8.75.
i 9x12, value $10.50.   January Sale Price
1    $7-50-
9x10-6,    heavy,   $18.75.   January Sale
Price $13-50.
9x10-6,  $10.75.    January    Sale    Price
$7.50.
10-6x13-6, $16.75.    January  Sale Price
$12.50.
January Sale
January Sale
January Sale
January Sale
Januarv Sale
January Sale
$22.75.     January    Sale
$28.75.     January    Sale
IMPORTANT SALE OF ALL JAPJ
ANESE RUGS AND SQUARES
AT NEARLY HALF.
Size 11-2 ft. x   3   ft.   January   Salf
Price 25c.
Size 2 1-2 ft. x 5 ft. January Sale Pric|
75c. .
Size 31-2 ft. by 5  ft.   January  Salfl
Price $1.50.
Size 4 ft. x 7 ft, light quality.   Janu|
ary Sale Price $1.25.
Size 4-6 ft. x 8 ft, heavy.   Januar,
Sale Price $1.25.
Size 6 ft x 9 ft., heavy.   January San
Price $4.75. .
Size 9 ft x 12 ft., heavy.   January SahJ
Price $5.50. . _
These Rugs Range in Value frorn Soc|
to $12.50.
575 yds. of Wool Carpet, usual vahj
$1.25.   January Sale 50c. a yard.
Tapestry    Squares    from   $3.50,   sizt]
21-4x3 to $13.50 size 3x4.
FURNISHING DEPARTMENT.
65c, 75c, and 85c.    Shirts.     Januar]
Sale Price 35c.
Union  Flannel  in  Neat    Chack   an<|
Stripes, Light and Dark Patterns.
$1.25, $1.50 and $1.65  Shirts, Janua|
Sale Price 65c.
Heavy Top Shirts of . Blue   Flannel
Blue Melton, Fawn Corduroy, BrowiJ
Tweed and Grey Flannel.
Men's Heavy Weight Cottonade Shirts J
value 75c, for 50c. *
$1.00, $1.25 and $1.50 Shirts, January!
Sale Price 65c.     •
Ceylon Shirts of Fancy  Flannel with i
or without collars' in neat ■ Blue and.i
White Stripes, and Figures, made ir J
two styles with or without collars;
some made with fancy cuffs;    suitable for outing or office work.
Men's Heavy Galatea Working Shirts'"
Blue and White Checks, Value 50c.;.,
January Sale Price 25c.
Men's  White  Shirts,  Various  MakesJ
January Sale Price 35c; Value $!.<_
to $1.50.   Sizes 15 1-2, 16, 161-2, 17^
171-2 only.
In this lot are all White Shirts thai'1
have been soiled in showing durini
the past six months.   Making displa; i'
of Shirts in windows and on table:.,
are apt to  soil a great many, ant
we take this opportunity of making
the stock fresh.
Boys'  Oxford  Shirting Shirts,   collar'
attached, light patterns,  sizes  12 tr
14, value 35c. & 50c.; January Sal«
Price 15c.
Boys'  Soft Bosomed Shirts    in   nea-
stripes made to be worn with whit-
collar;    value   50c.;   January   Salt
Price 25c.
BOYS' SWEATERS.
Boys'  All-wool   Navy  Sweaters,  witl;
big roll collar,   two   cuffs,   trimmei_
fancy red stripe; January Sale Prio"
45c
Cardinal Sweaters, same price, 45c.
$1.50, $1.75 and $2.00 Cardigans 85c.
Men's Imported Cardigans, black only
Men's Fine Imported Navy Blue Elas|
tic Cashmere Sweaters, value $3.0
January Sale Price $1.85.
MEN'S UNDERWEAR.
Men's   Heavy   Fancy   Striped   Wod
Shirts and Drawers; Sale Price 35J
Men's  Heavy  Grey Wool  Shirts anl
Drawers, sizes 36 & 38 only;  Salf
Price 35c each.
Men's Scotch Wool Shirts and Dravi
ers, value 75c. & 85c.: Sale Price 65J
Men's Fine Striped Wool Underweatj
Sale Price 65c.
Men's   Heavy   Natural Wool Underl
wear, Sale' Price 75c.
Men's Heavy Scotch Wool Underweaif
value $1.00; Sale Price 75c.
Men's Pure Worsted   Striped   Underl
wear, Fine Quality, value $1.00; Sal'J
Price 65c. each.
English Fancy Natural Cashmere Un)
derwear, value $2.50 each; Sale Pric J
$1.50.
MEN'S SOX.
Men's  English Heather    Mixed   Sox|
value 25c.; Sale Price 12 i-2c.
Men's Grey Wool Sox (Oxford Grey'J
Light    Weight,    Sale  Price  I2i-2cl
pair.
Men's Grey Wool Heavy   Sox,   Salt]
Price 17c. pair.
Men's English Golf Hose,. Pure Woo' |
Fancy Tops, values $1.00 & $1.25; Sal
Price 45c. pair.
ONE BIG LINE OF BOYS' UNDER
WEAR AT A SPECIAL
. BARGAIN.
BOYS'   SCOTCH   WOOL   UNDER
WEAR, SHIRTS AND
DRAWERS.
Sizes   ..   ..22    24    26    28    30    3.
Sale Price 15c   20c   25c   30c   35c  40c
Reg. Price 35c   35c   40c   45c  60c   75
BOYS'   HEAVY NATURAL WOO"
UNDERWEAR.
Sizes   ... 22    24    26    28    30    3]
Sale Price 35c   45c   50c   55c  60c  65
ANNUAL   SALE   OF   CLOTHINr
1,000 GARMENTS AT $6.75.
Tweed Overcoats $6.75;  value" $10 .ti
$20.
Melton Overcoats $6.75;  value $15.
BOYS'   SUITS,   REEFERS, 0V7
COATS AND RAINCOATS.
English Reefers, Brass Buttons, val
$1.25; January Sale Price 85c.
English Reefers, Blue Serge and Chi
chilli, regular $1.50 & $1.75; Janua]
Sale Price $1.25.
Boys' Raincoats, values $3.50 to $5-7|
January Sale Price $1.65.
Boys' Tweed Overcoats, all marked
Sale Price.
Small   Boys'   Fancy   Russian   Bio'
Suits, value $3.00 & $3.50; Janu;
Sale Price $1.90.
Small Boys'   Fancy   Russian    Bio'
Suits,   value   $4.50;   January   Si|
Price $2.90,
Small    Boys'    Fancy   Russian BI01
Suits, value $6.75; January Sale Pr:
$3-75-
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