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ISA*rTJR.;DA.Y, JANUARY 6,  1906.
One Dollar Per Annum.
Z<±om,    and      the
irty,    Kir.   A-   J.
lounced      that
in    the    way
and        colonial
foreign    coun-
list   programme..
Balfour   has.
attitude       and
his     following
The    manner
i«    again,   in   the
pmmit   himself,
iterests     of    his
>ned    his    iraflu-
tave   some   sem-
for     the        un-
him     in        the
■.inly    have    de-
|of   the    election
talfour's   states-
•lendid   charac-
he    has   taken
|o>f    letters,      the
him       hy      the
:eply    regretted
^merican    influ-
too   pronounc-
struggle       in
Witte   is   still
les , making    for
L-ve expended
It    ira   ineffectual
|ations,   and   the
l-ce    to    test   the
|rol. It   is  not
present   lull
that   have   des-
the     precursor
>le    have   tasted
sr    again    accept
linevitable. If
fituation   in   the
E*>    discover   the
They     had    no
ization,   and   n«
ie   red   flag  flies
assured      that
-will     not       ex-
preserved    in
Sir   Henri Joly's
:1c      to     believe
:cided    hy      the
province. A
teen    whispered
but   the   time
mcement   being
rates    the    ap-
^mpleman.    The
^ay    of   putting
:anwhile       the
Ivoring    to    dis-
jthe    position   in
Inspect   that   the
jgnificant    party
irge   Riley,   M.
of   the   Liberal
^ia    are    looking
Ir.   J.   A.   Mac-
si    Judgeship;
senatorship ;
portfolio,   and
illiam    Galliher
same     port-
reorge       Riley
Lsibly  he   wants
Indian woman was found lying on the
bank of the Fraser river near New
Westminster. No inquest was deemed
necessary by the coroner, as it was evi-
- dent that the deceased had come to her
death through excessive indulgence in
alcoholic liquors. Now there is a law
in this province making it illegal to sell
•1-   supply  spirituous liquors to Indians
\*i' 1 this law is supposed to be enforced.
That some one supplied the liquor to
the squaw who died from its results is
not to be denied and indirectly that
person is responsible for the death of
the woman. In such a case it should
plainly be the duty of the police to investigate the case and bring the guilty
party to justice, and the action of the
coroner in deciding to hold no inquest
or   inquiry is to be severely condemned.
body   of  an
Lt   St.
Mr. J. E. Bird, the well-known Vancouver solicitor, was an aspirant for aldermanic honors last week, but Mr.
Bird has found that he has to take a
back seat and sit down, as he is disqualified owing to some technicality. Were
no qualifications required there would
be dozens of candidates where there is
now one.
A Series of Articles in Favor of R«J
form In tho Treatment of Debtors-
Written tor The Week by "Reformer."
The Business Failure.
Scientists say that except for the capacity of the human body for pain life
would be impossible. In the business
world success cannot exist without failure. It sometimes happens that the sue- j
cess of one firm actually necessitates the
ruin of another, but outside of exceptional cases of that sort, it can easily
"be demonstrated that success and fail'
ure must exist side by side in every bus-
iness community. It is impossible to
imagine a city in which every man ear
gaged in business is successful. The dif?
Acuities resulting from competition, inju-
dicious management and bad debts result in failures from time to time. Social reformers who base their views on
the doctrine that everyone is entitled to
a livelihood attribute the necessity of .
failure to the falsity of the existing cap- ,
italist system. But it seems to me,
judging from such records as we have
of the earliest forms of civilteation—r
long before money was invested with
its modem earning capacity—that merchants failed very much in the same
way as they fail today; their ships werey
wrecked; their merchandise found wf
overstocked market, or their friends failed to meet their engagements. So that
we seem justified in supposing that sue?
cess and failure have always existed
along with individual enterprise, and we
have as little right to punish the man
who fails as we have the man who suffers from rheumatism. It may be that
in each case the unfortunate is in some
degree responsible, but it would be quite
impossible for the wisest judge to assess
(From Toronto Saturday Night.)
To  the Editor of the Bues, Toronto:
Tottawa, Dec.  Something, 1905
The newspaper Le Prevaricateur of
your country has transgressed all laws
of journalistic etiquette and has said the
thing that is not. Besides, no reporter
of that paper could have heard what I
said, as the keyhole was stuffed. What
was told him has been horribly changed,
so that no truthful interviewer could
recognize it. I deny most hytserically
and categorically and dogmatically certain expressions contained in that journal, and above all the general lack of
Herewith the telegram I received from and a)lot the responsibility—he would
the Autonomy Artist who leads your be lost m a maze 0f vague theories as
country: to human character and the laws of na-
To  Sarah the Sublime, Tottawa: ture     rn anv event the man who has
Je regrette, Madame, many things contracted rheumatism, let us say,
more than I am able to say, especially tnr0ugh careless disregard of the dan-
the acts of violence dont vous et votre gers of wet {eet js sufficiently punished
compagnie avez ete victimes upon the oc- for ms carelessness, and the man who
casion of your leaving Juebec. I hasten loses nis business, his credit and his
to tell you of the regret universale caus- money through any cause directly attrib-
ed by conduct so unlike the chivalry of utaWe t0 mmseif pays the price of lack
an ancient capital remarkably careful of of business qualities. There is no resits reputation for courtesy and other son why the jaws 0{ me country should
things.     It   always   gives  the tourist   a' jncrease m5 punishment, but that is just.
gentle   touch.       As  to  what  says, what ^ jaws 0{ Canada do today,
n'en ayez aucun souci.   C'est un journal TwQ qases jn p0Jnt.
qui pour mot ne compte pas. In other j hm h my mind tw0 casM o{ ^
words, as the Anglo-Saxon would crude- ure whfch mustnte the unwise opera.
ly remark, I have no use for the bloom- ^ q{ fte ,aw vefy dear,y 0ne caJe
in' rag Parlez-vous francais? Au re-,wfls that of a rM, es,ate agef)t who
voir- BILFRID.    I some ejght years agQ „camc a cropper»
I thank you, Monsieur, and I »^ His failure meant serious loss to a num-
once more, encore again, that I had no ber q( peoplei an(, he ym SQon g.yen to
talk  with a representative of that paper understand that it would be quite uge.
which   has   caused  me  such misery.
less for him to attempt to start over
said Canada had become a wonderful again Re wcJ]t tQ the United SMn
financial success, that she was doing _a fugitjve ^ frQm .^^ ^ h(m
all she could and that agriculture is.hM creditors_and remained in that
grand, sublime, magnifique. But I did not coumry m& such tfaje ag ^ statute
see a great artist, a sculptor superb nor:of Hmitations came jnto effect in hii
a litterateur illustrious. I have since case He then returned to British Col-
learned of the Canadian Society of Au-: ^^ re.entered his old business> and
thors, and desolate myself. Most noble .g t0(ky one q{ ,he mQSt prosperous men
and gentle politician, do not doubt that fa his cjty whether hc is paying ^
the students who endeavored to assassin- (any q{ hJg oM debts j do mt know M
ate me were "egged" on by fanaticism j a„ eventg ft |s quite c,ear ^ .{ mM
that has nothing', in common with a'hw feeen beHer for a], concerned j(
pride in their great and plus belle that mm c(jM haye secured re)ie{ ffom
country. I shake you at the hand. Also a bankruptcy court and continued t0
I say The Maple Leaf for Never <wrfjwork in the city than that he shouM
God Save the King if he comts to your ^ been driven m o{ the country The
Adieu a thou-
stronghold   of chivalry,
sand times.
other case is that of a man who for up
wards of twenty years has been directing a small retail business. At no time
Arthur V. Watts, editor of The|was ;r very profitable, and in order to
Week, and one of its founders, has re-|supp0rt his family in greater comfort
signed in order to take up work else-|tne proprietor left the business largely
where.        He   will   be succeeded in the jn tj,e care of his children and worked
editorial chair by Mr. William Blake-
more, lately editor of the Nelson Tribune.
Jerome K. Jerome, the well-known
writer of humorous books, will lecture
tn Victoria on the 16th inst
outside at a trade. Bad times came
along; patronage of the store felt off,
and the business got into difficulties.
Fearful that some other creditor might
"get in first" the firm to whom most
money was owing took possession of the
store, ran it unsuccessfully for a couple
of weeks, and then closed it up.    As a
result none of the creditors got their
claims settled; the tradesman lost   his
business and will remain, probably, for
the rest of his days, the prey of duns,
and the landlord tost his rent for the
shop, which remains closed.     Anyone
can see that the proceedings of   the
principal creditor were disadvantageous
to everyone interested, and to the community at large     Had the storekeeper
been given more time to tide over a bad
season it is more than probable that he
would have got over his difficulties and
continued in business; or had he been
able to go to the bankruptcy court his
assets would have been equitably   distributed among all his creditors,   and
friends very likely would have come to
his assistance and enabled him to make
another start.
A Clear Gain.
The point 1 wish to make in presenting these cases is that the power of
the bankruptcy law to give a man who
fails a "clean sheet" and the opportunity
to make a new start in life is a distinct gain to the community. The existing law in regard to "assignments" is
a makeshift and unsatisfactory. The
debtor must secure the assent of his
creditors to his assignment; he is in their
hands, and creditors are not always
"friendly disposed" toward their debtors. There should be no question of
good will or ill will in the proposition.
If a man fails through flagrant violation of the principles of the business
world, the bankruptcy court can punish him by postponing his release from
i. his embarrassments, and his creditors
!••'\ 1 can appear in court and urge their reasons for the refusal of his application—
but the business is done in the light of
day by a competent judge; there are no
"hole and corner" proceedings, as in
many cases of assignment.
. I think everyone will admit my proposition, that failures must occur in ev-
""ery business community, and if that is
admitted, surely it is our duty, as reasonable people, to so adjust our laws as
to relieve as much as possible the suffering that results from failure. Who
would be so heartless as to argue that as
sickness is the result of sin or ignorance
sick people should not be cared for and
their sufferings alleviated? And why
should not the sick people in the struggle for existence also be entitled to our
sympathy and the assistance of our
laws? I do not think that any intelligent person can urge any good reason
for the absence of proper bankruptcy
laws in this country. I have met people who are opposed to the introduction
of bankruptcy laws, but they have no
reason to advance for their attitude.
They say "the country is too young,"
""we have not reached the stage at which
a bankruptcy law is desirable," and so
forth, vaguely. And, of course, such
remarks are palpably absurd. Either
legal provision for the release of debtors from liabilities they cannot meet
is wise and just, or it is not. If it is
wise, then it is just as wise in Canada
as in any other part of the civilized
wbrld. I quite fail to believe that experience has not demonstrated the wisdom and justice of the bankruptcy law,
and I fail to understand why, in so important a matter, Canada remains so far
behind the times.
Nelson's Prosperous Year and Bright
Prospects—Interesting Political Rumors—ilunicipal Elections.
Nelson, Jan. 1
For the past week Nelson has been
giving itself up to holiday making in celebration of the best year it has had up to
the present. Politics have stirred
faintly, but there is not yet an overwhelming interest being taken in the municipal elections. There is practically
no issue. Aid. Malone, on the one
side, and Aid. Gillett, on the other, are
both in favor of the speedy completion
of the municipal power plant. The
former is a Progressive and maintains,,
that it was his party that was the omt1*
haps the very ablest—the Liberal party
if possessed of, and is popular enough
in the upper country, especially in the
alining districts; with the men because
of his broad views, and with the owners
because of his record of business when
he had charge of the portfolio of mines
during the brief administration of Joseph Martin. Talking of politics, it is
to be noted that A. S. Goodeve, perhaps the best speaker that the Liberal-
Conservative party possesses in the interior, who unsuccessfully contested Rossland against J. A. Macdonald, has given
up his venture in the drug business and
is starting a real estate office in Rossland.     Real estate is not picking up in
The Original Grand View
:Oppo»iteC.P,R. Depot.
Bau'a Celebrated Button Ale on Draught.
'An 'orderly' home kept by an 'orderly' man."
Faces on two streets, Cordova and Water.
The houaa of Vancouver if you want to meet an
up-country man. Everything first-class. Dining Room unexcelled. Rates from $i.oo per day
ana up, and all good roomi.
Rossland itself, but there are many deals
consummated almost    weekly    in   the
lands which are available for fruit farm-
.jiing.     Many of the sheltered mountain
iginator of the municipal ownership ofevalleys are PecuHarly suitable for fruit
the light and power.     The latter de-iW?mn& and " !?, ?roba"e thatLmuch
I «*  .li...   .mc   .Mill   hp  talrpn   nn  hv  Sf»t-
Mr. Frederick Buscombe, when he took
office as chief magistrate of the Terminal City, announced his intention of devoting the mayoral salary of $2,000 per
year to the good of the city and not for
his personal uses. As a result Mr.
Buscombe will be out of pocket several
hundred dollars in return for the honor
of being mayor, for, instead of charging
up to the city, like his predecessors have
done, all accounts for entertaining distinguished visitors, trips to Ottawa and
Victoria, charity, etc., Mr. Buscombe
has paid it out of his salary and has
"dug down" for much more out of his
own pockets. Were he to take a little
more of a grip on the city's business and
not trust it so much to the department
heads, Mr. Buscombe would be an ideal
Summoned for not sending her child
l to school, the wife of a laborer at Bray
(England) stated that she had had
. twenty-seven children, of whom one had
died and nine had married, so that she
had to support seventeen out of her husband's scanty earnings.
nies this, practically, saying that he ist
as much in favor of the plant as is the
other side. As long as the people can
be convinced of the truth of the utterances of the acting mayor, Aid. Gillett, the chances would seem to be in
favor of his election. However, the
other side is very confident. The full
aldermanic ticket is not out as yet fot
either side. Ineed the Progressives
made a proposal that there should be
no election of aldermen, but to arrange
that their personnel should be decided
by a joint meeting of the executive of
both sides. This, however, was not
agreed to.
The elections have one good result,
from the point of view of the municpal
revenues, because no one is allowed to
vote unless the taxes are paid up. Now
there is one tax, a direct one, which is
hard to collect as a rule. It is curious
that although the reformer always believes in direct taxation—and theoretically direct taxation is the fairest—yet
when it comes to the placing of one's
hand in one's pocket and producing a
couple of dollars for road tax there is a
big kick coming. But the public will
pay four prices for coal and never a
whimper is heard. Russian oil could
probably be laid down at the coast for
less than seven cents a gallon, but the
householder pays fifty cents and says
nothing. However, the road tax is always paid, if not by the voter by the
campaign committee, if the vote is wanted badly enough. Come to think of
it, $2 a vote is cheap enough. Of course
the voter always repays his kind political friends. And the road tax is so
useful in this province; there is a ready
fund for the laying of sidewalks—in
friendly wards.
The festivities here have taken the
form of dances and entertainments, principally for children, as far as the latter amusements are concerned. The
first hockey match of the season between
Rossland and Nelson was played in the
latter city on New Year's Day, resulting, after a hard game, in a tie, six
goals all. There will be more zest to
the next match. Curling is now all
the rage, the bonspiel coming off in
Rossland towards the end of the current month. The big dance of the holidays was that of the Rocky Mountain
Rangers, and about all Nelson was there
that evening. The Rangers have lately done wonderfully well and the corps
is getting to be extremely popular.
It is whispered up here that J. A.
Macdonald, of Rossland, the leader of
the opposition in the province of British Columbia, is about to be offered a
judgeship. Mr. Macdonald is a good
lawyer, has an excellent practice, and
should make a name upon the bench,
where, often enough, politcal services
rather than legal acumen seem to be
the qualification. When will Canada
be large enough to make such an. appointment as the Tories did in the Old
Country some years ago, when Sir
Charles Russell, a political opponent, a
defeater of the government in the famous Parnell trial, was made Lord Russell of Killowen and Lord Chief Justice
of England? But if all the judges are
to be Liberals coincidently with the Liberal ministry at Ottawa, then a good
lawyer, such as Mr. Macdonald, should
be welcomed. The appointment would
be popular enough in Kootenay. It is
also stated that Smith Curtis is about
to enter the realms of politics. He
has been making money in the mining
business and some of his ventures in
the Boundary and elsewhere are said
to be likely to turn up trumps. Smith
Curtis is one of the ablest men—per-
of these areas will be taken up by set
tiers during the coming season. The
fruit industry is advancing rapidly and
the output for 1906 is likely to double
that of 1905. Here, of course, special
reference is made to the small fruits.
Plenty of fruit trees have been planted
and thousands more were put in during
the late fall, but these will not bear for
some years to come. The object lesson
of British Columbia fruit in London in
December and the silver medal won by
this district has attracted much attention
in the Old Country. In consequence
there have been received here shoals of
letters from would-be settlers, even
when warned that the district requires
a settler who has $5,000 to invest, and
who, moreover, is willing and able to
wait five years for his returns, after the
planting of his orchard.
Nor is it alone in fruit that Nelson
has been successful during the year that
is past. Lumber has also done very
well and is likely to do much better in
the year before the millmen. This is
especially the case in Cranbrook and in
East Kootenay generally; but there is
an air of solid prosperity in most of the
lumber camps. Salmo does not seem
to be satisfied with its attempt to domicile the Chinese and the Jap as lumbermen, and the experiment, it is again declared, will not be repeated this year.
On which resolution the Salmo lumber
people are to be congratulated.
But the mining industry has made enormous strides. The Daily News, in
a carefully prepared report of the mining doings of last year, estimates the
output as having a value of $21,000,000,
as against $19,000,000 for 1904 and $17,-
500,000 for the two years previous. But
the big rise in production is to come this
year. The rise in metals, the successful experiments in the separation of
lead and zinc, and the lessening of the
freight rates came too late last year to
permit of the results being immediately
seen. Those results, which arc now being worked for, will figure in the output
of the year 1906. The total amount of
ore shipped throughout the year was
about 1,300,000 tons, of which the Boundary contributed nearly a million tons.
Next year the output will be over a
million and a half, and as soon as the
Similkameen, Okanagan, Lardeau and
Windermere districts get going, through
the provision of transportation, there will
be another big jump. All this activity
in mining, lumber and fruit has meant
.much to the wholesalers, and the mer-
I chants of Nelson in particular have been
doing a thriving business, the best on
record. Minor things, therefore, whether Tweedledum or Tweedledee is to
be mayor of—any Kootenay city that
may he named—matter but little.
HENRY HOPKIRK, Proprietor.
European and American Plan. Rates $1.95 to
Bar supplied with Choicest Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
Nos. 415,4», as, 4*) Cordova St., and 360, 364,
368 Water St. Three minutes walk from C.P.R.
Depot and Wharves.
W. D. Hatwood.
New, Modern and striotly first-class.
Steam heated, electric light. Sample
rooms.   Rates, $2.00 and up.
Corner Hastings and Cambie Sts.
American Plan $2.00 up.
The most popular hotel In the olty.  Free bas,
tree baths.  Phone in eaeh room.
Government Stamp on each bottle*
J. C CREAM, Manager
The Leading Hotel of New Westminster. All Modern Conveniences. Good
Sample Rooms.  Rates Moderate.
New Westminster, 8.6.
The Sultan Turkish
Under New Management
Turkish,   Russian,   Electric,    Sulphur
and Plain
Skilled       DATUC I       Ladies by
Attendants, un I  n W 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. COR WIN, Manager.
Phone 211.
Every Monday the number of Vancouver hotels and saloons to be reported for breaking the law between Saturday night and Monday morning is getting less. This week but three were
reported, and these may be prosecuted
for selling liquor on Sundays—not in
the bar but in the boxes. The writer
made a tour of the city last Sunday
evening to see how the hotels were observing the law. In three places no
lights were lit to show the interior of
the bar, and in two others it required
no Sherlock Holmes to detect the selling of liquor. The police made a "grand
stand play" for a few weeks, and now
they seem to have sl^ened off, for it
is quite possible to seculSall the booze
wanted on Sundays, and the "dry" Sunday seems to be but a sad memory now.
Victoria Agents for the
Nanaimo Collieries.
Best Household New Wellington Coal:
Lump or Sack, per ton     .... $6.50
Nut Coal, per ton $5.00
Pea Coal, per ton $4.50
Also Anthracite coal for sale at
current rates.
Office, 34 Broad St.; wharf, Store
'PHONE 647.
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 100 chains to point of
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that
thirty days after date I intend to
make application to the Honourable
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and works for a special license to
cut and carry away timber from the
'following described lands, situated
at head of Juskatla, Massett Inlet,
Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake marked J. M. Collison's N.E. corner; thence running
40 chains south; thence 160 chains
east; thence north 40 chains; thence
west 160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte Islands, Province of British
Columbia, October 23rd, 1905.
Per Perey Harrison, Agent.
Toilet Supply
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,
' \
Situate in the Skeena
Where   Located—.
Canyon, Near Ski
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-
tmcate No. B65484, intend, sixty days
irom the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of October, A.D.
TAKE NOTICE that, all persW '*
having claims against the estate   of
Charles  Stoughton  are  requested to
forward them to Wesley Hodgson,
the executor oi the said estate, on
or before Family, the 2nd day of
January, ■'tjjti, 'sf|i|t,which date the
said execuwR
tribute the 1
parties thereto,
to the claims of w
have had notice.
BODWELL floated 30th day r>f Jfove: THE WEEK, SATURDAY. JANUARY   6, 1906.
"Copper is likely to remain stiff," is
a recent headline in a Vancouver daily.
Mining men will be glad to know that
there is not much danger of a serious
change in the condition of the metal.
"We are not the Police Gazette, nor
yet the Pink 'un," laments the Okanagan,
"although appearances are against us.
Our consignment of paper must have
gone to some sporting journal and theirs
to tis."The Okanagan was printed on
pretty pink paper.
Theodore Watts-Dunton, the well-
known English literateur, and Charles
Algernon Swinburne, the poet, no longer keep bachelor's hall at "The Pines,"
Pdtuey. Mr. Watts-Dunton, at the age
of three-score, has married a pretty girl
of twenty-one. The girl has been an ex
officio member of the household for some
little time past, having been employed as
secretary by Mr. Watts-Dunton. The
marriage does not involve any change in
the relations of Watts-Dunton and
Swinburne, and they will now have a
charming young lady to pour out their
coffee for them.
Being interested in flower and vegetable culture, our sporting editor is brimming over with delight at the thought of
being able to purchase Sutton's famous
Reading (England) seeds at first hand
in Victoria and Vancouver, owing to
the Royal Seed House having appointed
Messrs Brackman-Ker Milling Company
as agents for British Columbia, to whom
they have already dispatched a large and
varied selection of seeds for spring
plainting. Our sporting editor is already
heavily hacking his sweet peas and common or garden peas for this season's
Those who are interested in Mumm's
Champagne, Johnnie Walker's Kilmarnock Scotch whiskey, Letnp's beer,
White Rock and other high class wines
and spirits, also high class Havana cigars, will be glad to know that Messrs.
Pither & Leiser, the well-known wholesale agents for these celebrated thirst
quenchers, are now located in their new
Vancouver office and warehouse on Water street. The increased size speaks
volumes for the progress and popularity
of Messrs. Pither & Leiser and the
goods they represent
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 ehains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte Islands, Province of British
Columbia, October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison, Agent.
to announce that I will be a candidate
for alderman for above Ward, and respectfully solicit your vote and influence.
to announce that I will be a candidate
alderman for the above ward, and respectfully solicit your vote and influence
Victoria Poultry and Pet
Stock Association's
January 10th-J3th, 1906.
Entries close on 5th of January. Largest prize list ever offered. Catalogues
may be.had from
71 Fort Street.
to announce that I will be a candidate
for alderman in Centre Ward, and respectfully solicit your vote and influence,
January p, 1006.
would respectfully ask your vote and influence at the forthcoming election.
To the Electors of the City of Victoria:
Ladies and Gentlemen I beg to announce that I will be a candidate for
School Trustee at the forthcoming election and respectfully solicit your vote
and influence.
For Mayor
Having, in response to numerous requests, consented to accept nomination
for mayor at the approaching election, I
hereby respectfully solicit ydur vote,and
If you honor me by election I will
earnestly endeavor to continue the progressive policy of my previous term of
office and will do all in my power to
promote the prosperity and well-being
of the City of Victoria.
For Mayor
To the Electors of Victoria.—
Ladies 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.
December 23rd, 1905. D. 30
Solicitors wanted in every town in B.
C, on salary and commission.     Also
one good traveling man.    Address
Vancouver, B. C.
A popular marriage took place this
week between Mr. Henry J. Downey, a
prominent hop-grower of North Saanich, and Miss Marion Camp, who is a
daughter of Mrs. Camp, who owns the
hotel at Saanichton. The wedding was
a very pretty one. There was a profusion of flowers and a large crowd of
neighbors and friends saw the happy
pair united. The newly married couple went to San Francisco for their
honeymoon, and from thence intend making a tour of California and the Southern States.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described lands, situate on
the Skeena river, two miles below
Skeena Canyon and adjoining S. B.
Johnson's property, and beginning at a
post planted and marked J. T. Phelan's
initial post, thence east 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains to the place of
commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905.
J. T. PHELAN, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that 6b days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land, situated on
Skeena river, about three-quarters mile
below Copper river and adjoining Wm.
Bosded's pre-emption, and beginning at
a post planted and marked J. W. Graham's initial post, thence east 40 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 40
chains, thence south 40 chains to place
of commencement, containing 160 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905.
J. W. GRAHAM, Locator.
A. E. JOHNSON, Agent.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land, situated on
Skeena river, one mile below Skeena
Canyon, and beginning at a post planted
near' Singlehurst wagon road and
marked S. B. Johnson's initial post,
thence east 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
north 80 chains to place of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905.
S. B. JOHNSON, Locator.
Louis Anderson, Agent.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission io purchase the
following described land: Commencing
at a post marked southeast corner, situated 20 chains west of the west line of
the Kitwangah Indian Reserve, at a
point where said line crosses the Skeena river, running 20 chains north,
thence 40 chains west, thence 20 chains
south, thence 40 chains east, to point
of commencement, containing 80 acres
more or less.
Dated December 8th, 1905.
R. S. SARGENT, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land: Commencing
at a post marked northeast corner, situated on the left bank of the Skeena
river, 200 chains below the confluence
of the Bulkley and Skeena rivers, running 20 chains east, thence 20 chains
south, thence west to the bank of the
Skeena river, 35 chains, thence following the meanderings of the river, up
stream, to point of commencement, containing 120 acres more or less.
Hazelton, B. C, Dec. 8, 1905.
JOHN C. K. SEALY, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following described land, situated in Range V'.,
Coast Dist, B. C, viz.: Commencing at
the N. W. corner of L. 273, Range V.,
Coast Dist., and thence Ast. north 20
chains, thence Ast. west 40 chains,
thence Ast. east 20 chains, thence Ast.
north 40 chains and thence Ast. east
to point of commencement.
Oct. IS, 1905.
vote and influence are kindly solicited on
my behalf at the forthcoming municipal
"Fill your deemters
with the Club drink."
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Terms $5.00 a month for two lessons weekly.
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If your tobacconist does not carry these lines write us direct.
Consisting of SPECIAL RED SEAL (Known as House of Commons) BLACK AND
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41 Government 5t
The Juvenile Bostonians, in charge of
Mr. E. A. Wolff, passed through Victoria on New Year's Eve on their way
to Seattle, where they intend playing for
»a short time preparatory to starting on
another extended tour.     Mr.    Ernest
Wolff is well known in this city as an
exceedingly clever musician and one well
adapted for the training of children in
operatic business.     He has brought his
present company to such a state of perfection that is is already recognized as
being easily the equal of the Pollard's
Juvenile Operatic Company.     He has
been touring the States for   the   past
ten months, playing to good houses and
receiving. the most enthusiastic attention everywhere.     While    playing   in
Vancouver the company stayed at the
Badminton Hotel, and on Christmas Eve
the guests made a voluntary collection
amongst themselves and  furnished    a
Christmas tree for the children    with
suitable gifts for every one of them.
Mr. Wolff has been fortunate in his selection of little ones, the youngest  of
whom is 4 and the eldest 13 years of
age.     Their voices, both    individually
and collectively, are far above any other
juvenile company at present in this country, while their histrionic ability is also
very marked.    It is to be regretted that
their engagement at the Victoria theatre
had to be cancelled owing to the extensive alterations and repairs   being made
in that building, and it is hoped   they
will visit us again in the near future
and give the music loving Victorians a
chance  of hearing this  talented   little
* *  *
The bill at the Watson theatre this
week was changed, "The Parish Priest"
being substituted for "British Born."
""The Parish Priest"is a well-known
""Irish drama and is excellently performed by the Watson company. Mr
Watson does some very effective work
as "Father Whalen," and Miss Mae
Keane is charming as "Helen Durkin."
Harry Pollard acquits himself well as
"James Welsh."
*   *   *
Alice Wildermere, well-known on the
Savoy stage, and at present appearing at
the Grand, has signed a more enduring
and certainly a more pleasing contract
with Mr. Boyd, the or< hestral conductor
at the Savey, to whom she '.vas joined
in_wedlock last Saturday.
* *   *
Good business has been the rule at the
Watson theatre this week, the holiday
jiatronage on Monday taxing the capacity of the house to the limit. "A Runaway Match," a farcical comedy that is
full of real mirth, was staged for the first
half of the week and proved a great
success. All the parts were well filled.
Mr. Watson's performance as "Solomon" was especially delectable. Next
week's bill will consist of "Passion's
Slave" and "Hazel Kirke."
The Victoria theatre has been much
improved by Manager Ricketts and patrons have discovered that they can now
attend performances at the old house in
comparative comfort. There still are
improvements needed, notably in regard to the seating arrangements in the
dress circle. Some of the seats in this
part of the house are so placed as to
be useless for those who wish to see as
well as hear. The new regime came
into effect on Monday, when "Buster
Brown," the "cartoon" musical comedy,
was produced. This proved to be an
entertaining show, with some excellent
ballets and other features.
* *   *
With the close of the present week
Victoria admirers of real art in vaudeville entertainment will sacrifice their
last opportunity of witnessing at the
Grand the remarkable one-act play by
Mr. and Mrs. Robyns, wherewith Manager Jamieson has more than redeemed
the promise that the slight increase in
prices would be accompanied by more
than a corresponding improvement in the
quality of the fare. "The Counsel for
the Defense" is a most convincing, powerfully portrayed character study, and in
itself would be accepted by critical playgoers as large value for the top prices
prevailing at the popular Johnson street
house. In addition there is a well diversified bill of singing, dancing, athletic
feats, motion pictures, and excellent
music, making up as strong a show as
as the house has ever offered.    Those
Mrs. (General) Tom Thumb and Count and Baron Magri at Grand next week.
who have not as yet seen the New Year's
week programme should take the advice
of blase theatre-goers—and go today. In
order to maintain the entertainment
next week at the high standard set Manager Jamieson has been keeping the
wires hot for several days in an effort
to secure some pre-eminent features. In
this he has been successful and he takes
pride in announcing that as the topliner
for next week's programme he will have
three Liliputians of world-wide fame.
They are -irs. Tom Thumb, wife of the
noted midget "General," who will appear with Count and Baron Magri, two
noted Italian little people, in a clever
society comedietta, "Two Strings to Her
Bow." This trio comprises one of the
most notable parties of Liliputians ever
visiting the coast. The late "General"
Tom Thumb was perhaps better known
than any other midget who has ever
lived. His tiny and talented wife is
also well known in every civilized lancj.
Since her widowhood Mrs. Thumb has
lived in complete retireme"f Trom which
she but recently eTTerged to join the
Magris in their distinctly clever creation.
They have been greeted by crowds and
enthusiastic houses everywhere, and their
stage receptions have been as much a
joy and a delight (especially to the children) as their capable performances. In
addition to this crowning feature next
week the management introduces the
celebrated Lynn Welcher, direct from
the San Francisco Orpheum, in a great
and original monologistic act. Johnstone and Cooke provide a high-class
comedy playlette, "A Shave for a Wife,"
and Fyne and Dandy are seen in comedy
acrobatics. Miss Wildermere's illustrated song will be the dear old melodious
'"Way Down Yander in de Co'nfield,"
and the motion pictures are illustrative
of "Modern Brigandage" and the tribulations of "A Hen-pecked Husband."
There will be no matinee Monday, but
afternoon performances all the other
days of the week, in addition to the usual shows.
* *  *
The children of the Protestant Orphans' Home were given a big treat on
Friday by Manager Jamieson of the
Grand theatre, who very kindly invited
them all to an afternoon performance.
The orphans, needless to say, thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment provided.
* *  *
Forthcoming attractions at the Victoria theatre are: Madame Modjeska tonight in "Much Ado About Nothing,"
and "When Johnny Comes Marching
Home" on Tuesday next. Madame Modjeska is sure of a splendid reception on
this, her last appearance in Victoria.
* *   *
Albert J. Watson is as much at home
in a "serious " part as he is in low comedy, His performance of Father Whc-
lan in "ihe Parish Priest" is a very
clever piece of work.
The Greenwood Times, Duncan Ross,
M. P., proprietor, accepting as gospel
truth a paragraph in the Province to the
effect that Premier McBride had formulated a railway policy, goes to the length
of instructing its readers what the policy
is. There was no truth in the paragraph
and Mr. McBride has clearly stated that
he never made the statement attributed
to him, and that he has no "railway
policy" to announce to the legislature.
The Times' satement as to what that
policy consists in is therefore sufficiently
amusing to be quoted in part:
''According to the premier's own statements the situation is alarming. He goes
east without a railway policy; he returns
with one. He goes east without his colleagues having any knowledge of any
railway policy to which his government
is committed, and returns with a policy
so new that his colleagues know nothing
about it and must be consulted before
any announcement is made. Whence
comes this new railway policy? The
premier's mind was a blank on the question of transportation before going east,
as it generally is on all questions affecting the best interests of the province.
But he saw Shaughnessy and Hill and
Hays and Morse and Mackenzie & Mann
and he returns with a railway policy.
Who filled the vacuum, or in other words
who contributed the campaign fund?
How much of the public land is to be
alienated? To what extent is the public treasury to be depleted in order that
the McBride government may have $25,-
000 or $50,000 to corrupt thc electoate
of the province? . . . The Boundary
Creek Times will even go further and
state that the railway policy so sacredly
guarded by Premier McBride contains
nothing that those who have been watching events were not cognizant of before
Mr. McBride went East. It is a policy
in the interests of the Canadian Pacific
railway. It is a policy to confirm that
corporation in an enormous land grant
in express violation of the act passed by
the Legislature, and it is a policy to bonus tne Canadian Pacific to build a railway which it is forced to build by the
enterprise of its competing road without
money or lands. It is a policy that has
for its object the securing of a campaign
fund; it is a policy such as would nat-
would naturally be expected from Premier McBride and his fidus achates, the
Hon. Robt. Green."
Of course the above statements made
by Mr. Duncan Ross are purely imaginings, and prompted by the intense hatred for McBride common to Ottawa
clique in the British Columbia Liberal
party. Mr. McBride declined to allow
this province to be held up by the Grand
Trunk Pacific—the pet of the Grits—
and there is no forgiveness for him.
But is it not rather insulting to the people of British Columbia to imply that
the whole electorate may be "corrupted"
with  "$25,000 or $50,000"?
Another and a sane view on the subject of the railway question is advanced
by the Ymir Herald: "The Herald does
not see any great necessity for a vigorous railway policy on the part of the
government, as at the present time there
is more railway construction going on
in the province than at any time since
the building of the main line of the C.
P. R. The only railway policy desired
by the people as a whole is for the government to refuse to give any more subsidies, cither in cash or land grants.
The state of the roads is something
disgraceful. I know that I mentioned this
the other day, but this is the column for
public grievances as well as private
ones. It is a scandal that in the Capital City it should be impossible to cross
from one side of the street to the other
without getting filthy; at night particularly, when the walker has to depend on
the abominable species of electric light
with which we are cursed, the inconvenience is magnified. What on earth is
the good of having well-laid sidewalks if
the crossings are to have no attention?
I have heard occasionally that there are
men in Victoria who want to work, and
would be glad to work; there are some
nicely unemployed gentlemen at present
residing in the neighborhood of Topaz
avenue. Why are they not put to work
on the streets? Every ratepayer who
intends voting at the municipal election
should make a stipulation that his candidate promises to make reforms in this
* *  *
The main topic of conversation just
at present is the Cameron case; it is
amusing to flit to and fro and hear the
different opinions which are being expressed. There has been some rather curious evidence in court; I thought that
the gentleman who gave it as his opinion
that children were not supposed to have
ideas was giving voice to a very conservative maxim which had long since
been exploded. Here, in this country
especially, it had always seemed to me
that the habit in the schools was to encourage the belief that children had
ideas. They are not taught in the good
old-fashioned way, as though they could
not possibly think at all for themselves.
However, Mr. Blair is an expert and
doubtless knows what he is talking about.
At any rate it was the Blair system
which was in question, and the author
thereof may be trusted to know exactly how it is supposed to work. It was
well worth while to attend the sessions
of the court during the expert evidence;
we all had nice drawing lessons free of
charge. Fortunately, the learned judge
is not an expert and had to be told many
things about the mysteries of the system,
and everyone else benefited. But why
everyone laughed when the witness asked
for a glass of water I cannot imagine. It
was rather pointed, to say the least of it.
* *   *
The rejoicings and feastings attendant
upon the celebration of Christmas and
New Year's Day are over, and I am
able, once more, to resume my meditations upon the street corner without being disturbed by many invitations to
drink to prosperity in 1906. This is good.
Holidays are necessary evils and I am
no kicker, but—the man who says he is
"no kicker" usually follows the announcement with a "but"—I do object to
the Chinese method, adopted by the
young people, of celebrating. It is just
crackers; and crackers make a sudden
and unexpected sort of noise very trying to one's nerves. In the Old Country
Christmas is celebrated by musical bell-
ringers and carol singers; in British Columbia Chinese firecrackers fill the bill.
I confess to a prejudice in favor of the
old style—I prefer music to nise. This
opens up a new field for the opponents
of Oriental immigration, because it is
clear that our our rising generation is
contracting Mongolian habits.
* *  *
A conversation on the subject of recent
novels which took place at a house I
was visiting the other day showed that
Canadian publishers do not know how
to look after their interests. Some half
dozen recent novels that have achieved
some sort of fame were mentioned and
the conversation showed clearly enough
that even their titles were not at all gen
erally known. The reason for this state
of affairs in Victoria is the absence of
reliable reviews in the press, for which
the Toronto publishers are responsible,
The Week has been requested time and
again by readers to introduce a literary
review department, but I understand that
as the publishers of books do not send
them to the Week for review the department would be much too expensive,  as
Chafing Dish
One doesn't know all the
pleasures of life until after the
acquirement of the Chafing
Dish Habit.
fl The entertainment of unexpected guests
or preparing a bite at bed-nine or a noon*
day lunch when the thermometer reaches
the nineties are all occasions to be dreaded
—without the Chafing Dish.
fl The expense of a complete outfit of
die very best make costs so little that no
one should hesitate on that score.
fl We'd like to show you the new styles
—with all the modern devices.
A mighty interesting display.
Chafing Dishes, Nickel Plated on
Copper, Ebony Handles, wrought
Iron Stands, two sizes— $5.00 and
$6.50 each.
Chafing Dishes, all nickel, stand
and dishes, large sizes, $7.50 and
$8.00 each.
Chafing Dish Servers, plated,
with Ebony handles, well finished,
per pair $4.00.
the books would have to be purchased.
There is a good deal of the "penny wise,
pound foolish" policy in the eastern
*"*  *
A young English lady called my attention recently to the absurdity of the
often-heard phrase, "the English accent"
People in Canada and America frequently speak of "the English accent," meaning thereby the English method of speaking English. Of course this is absurd,
and I take the opportunity of making
public the lady's protest. Nobody would
say that a Frenchman spoke French with
a French accent, so why should English
people be said to speak English with an
English accent? There may be an American, a Canadian or an Australian accent, but surely not an "English accent.'
The Wilmer Outcrop takes up the advocacy by The Week of the establishment of government agricultural
schools, in which boys can be fitted for
successful careers on the land and the
girls taught housekeeping, dairying and
other work of the kind. The Outcrop
suggests that Wilmer would be a suitable place for a school of this description,
and advances some good reasons for its
suggestion. So far as the parents of
children in Victoria and Vancouver are
concerned, the situation of the school
would not be of very much importance,
and perhaps they would feel that the
further it was situated from those cities
the more successful its work would be.
The Week suggests that, in the blessed
intervals that occassionally occur in Mr.
John Oliver's fierce and futile assaults
upon the Government, the member for
the -Delta might devote some of his remaining energy to advocating this project.   It would be useful work. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1906.
By L. McLeod Gould.
ihe Boy hated cards; he had always
done so. His sister hated them likewise; consequently it was always a trial to them to follow their father and
toother into the library after dinner at
night and sit down to play whist. But
there was no choice; filial affection led
them both to sacrifice their own inclinations and to pretend an enjoyment which
they never felt rather than to break up
the four. Had the father realized the
end which was coming he would never
have had a card in his house.
So The Boy learnt cards, and as he
was naturally quick at picking up things
he soon become a proficient player; in
fact he was the best of the four, though
he had too much sense not to take the
rebukes which came to him for mistakes really incurred by his partner,
without a murmur.
A few years later The Bay was visiting
an aunt in the suburbs of London and
cards were produced. There was no idea
of gambling in this model household,
t>ut to give the game a little more excitement, as though money was on the table,
the custom was to play for matches; and
the boy could not help but notice how
rapacious these aunts and other relations of his were to gain all the matches
they could; how they would count them
and gloat over them; and gradually The
Boy came to look on the matches as the
end and object of the game. On the
last night of thc holidays somebody suggested a game of vingt-et-un—for matches only, of course—and The Boy became
fascinated with the game. As is often
the case with beginners he won largely,
as did one of the model aunts, and when
the game was over they were equal. She
it was who proposed that they should
cut the cards to se ewho should be the
winner for the night, and The Boy lost.
He always remembered the keen delight
of the aunt and his own inexplicable annoyance at having lost, though some instinct led him to show no signs of his
chagrin, while it made him disgusted
with the evident delight of his aunt. And
the matches were put away in the box
and The Boy thought what fools they
were to take so much trouble and to
show so much excitement in the winning
of matches, which would be used in the
morning for lighting the fires.
That night a new spirit was born into
The Boy—the spirit of the gambler. The
next day he went to school again. The
new spirit grew and was fostered by the
influence of others who also had come
under the fascination of it. One enterprising genius improved on the old-fashioned way of losing money by "pitch-
and-toss" with an improvised roulette
board made up of a drawing-board and
a pair of compasses stretched out lengthways and fastened by means of a stout
pin run through the joint. The board
was marked out in correct fashion, and
there The Boy both won and lost large
sums of money; large, that is, for a
school boy. And the spirit grew upon
him, and then came Fear. The Housemaster was walking down the corridor
one evening when he became conscious
that all was not right in one of the studies; however, being a gentleman, he did
not burst in to see for himself, but sent
for the responsible persons and convers-
with them on the sins and attendant
evils of gambling, and in the meantime
The Boy, with others, was shivering
with fear, for had not over twenty boys
from another school been expelled within the last six months for just such an
offence? And in his fear The Boy vowed that he would never gamble again.
The Boy ceased to be a boy and became a man. He went to the university
and started to work in earnest. He had
a great friend, a member of the religious
society of the university, and destined
for the church, into which he was received later. One night this friend took
The Man to the rooms of another, who,
like himself, was being prepared for holy
orders. In the rooms was a Planchette.
Planchette is a heart-shaped piece of
wood with two wheels at the thick end
and a hole through which a pencil passes at the apex. It is a "spiritualistic"
tool. The operators sit opposite each
other and lay their hands lightly on the
machine.    When they ask a question the
surd questions about love and marriage
having been answered in the usual absurd manner, he suggested that a more
practical question be asked. "What
horse is going to win the Oaks?" he
asked, and the machine began its tortuous course, and when the paper was
scrutinized it was clearly evident to all
that the answer was "Airs and Graces."
A paper was consulted and it was found
that a horse of that name was running.
Then all the old gambling spirit, rushed
back upon The Man. He went out and
the next day laid a large sum of money
on "Airs and Graces." And the horse
won. With a wild plunge The Man entered into the dismal pleasures of horse-
racing and lost heavily. The spirit once
more aroused refused to be quieted, and
now the rooms whichhad been devoted to
work Were nightly the scenes of card-
playing and drinking. Vingt-et-un,
poker, euchre, Newmarket and other
games were always to be had for the asking, provided sufficient players arrived
to make it safe to take the bank; and so
on. Freshmen were initiated into the
mysteries; elder men were seduced from
their studies to join in the mad gambling
which prevailed three times a week. And
then the end came. University men are
not in a position as a rule to lose much
money, and on one eventful evening the
man found that he had signed I. 0. U.'s
for over $350, besides having paid out
in cash nearly $100. It was his last term.
The notes were met and another paving-
stone was sent to the infernal regions.
The Man started to earn his living.
He obtained a good position where he
could have put money aside each year
without giving up any of the luxuries
which he had been accustomed to enjoy.
There was a wealthy man living in the
neighborhood whose entertainments were
noted in the district for their genera)
luxuriousness without ostentation. The
best of everything was to be had; there
was every convenience for the guest tc
enjoy himself. By day there was the
finest tennis court in seven counties to
play on, by night a magnificent billiard
table was at his disposal; also, there was
a cosy card-room, where poker was the
order of the night, varied occasionally
by roulette. The Man was introduced
and invited up to dinner. He returned
home a winner by about $70.
What is the good of continuing? The
end is obvious; heavy losses and slight
winnings will bring any man to the
verge of ruin, and The Man was no exception.
The scene changes to British Columbia. There amidst new faces and new
surroundings, with none of the old lot
to tempt, surely The Man will be able
to give up this curse. Yes. No more
cards are played, unless such little peccadilloes as poker at half a cent a chip
are counted. No more cards. • But what
is that rattle which is so often to be
heard? What is that voice? It sounds
familiar. "Horse and horse," it says.
"You lucky beggar, that's the third time
you've beaten me. Now look here, I'll
shake you for five dollars a side, the best
out of three." The voice is silent, but
presently the door opens and there comes
out a man, no The Man, softly cursing
to himself, and amidst the other words
we hear him say, "That's the last cent."
Some day there will, perhaps be a
body found iu the sea, or in the woods;
it may be that of the Man.
Meantime the father and the brother
still play whist; the aunt still plays for
matches; the university friends have
been made parsons and preach against
the sin of gambling; the rich man still
has his house with the nice little card
room, and the dice still rattle in the saloons. What's the odds, anyhow? He
was only taking chances—and lost!
Editor, The Week: In a recent issue
of The Week it was stated a sporting department will in future be a feature of
your paper May I inquire of your sporting editor why the daily papers of Victoria and Vancouver very rarely, if ever,
contain the results of the principal sporting contests in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg and other eastern Canadian cities? I mean lacrosse, football,
hockey, etc. There are many residents
here who formerly lived in the east and
who are more interested in these events
than in the six-column articles regarding the doings of the mob in- Russia or
how Teddy Roosevelt has decided to
spend the next Fourth of July. But they
nevertheless have to wait and get their
news from their eastern papers, which
do not come to hand until a week after
these events have become matters of
history. Would it not be possible for
the Victoria papers to become a little
more up-to-date news papers and give us
some Canadian news—sporting and general— and cut out the rehashed stuff, in
which no one is interested even when it
is fresh?
An exciting election campaign is being fought in South Vancouver. The
principal interest is in the contest for
reeve. Mr. C. F. Foreman is opposing
the return of Reeve Rae and Mr. Foreman is bringing many charges against
the administration. At his suggestion
one of the ratepayers, on behalf of all
the ratepayers, has brought suit against
Reeve Rae for some thousands of dollars
for penalties for alleged illegal and ir-
Editor, The Week:—I read with
much interest an article in your last
week's paper on "The Law and the
Debtor," emanating from the brain of
"Reformer." I may say that I thoroughly agree with every opinion expressed in that article, and at the same time
would like to put things a little stronger. In the first place, I think that the
real reason there is no bankruptcy act in
British Columbia is because there are
too many lawyers in the Legislature. It
would not be policy for them to introduce any measure that would tend to
curtail the income of most of the young
"briefless barristers" who come out from
the East and other places to try and
work up a practice in this country.
"Birds of a feather flock together," and
naturally the lawyers who are at present
enjoying all the good things that are going do not want to hurt the chances of
the young fledglings that are coming on.
And again, it would not be professional
etiquette. There are plenty of young
"briefless barristers" around that city
who are only too glad to collect small
bills for tradesmen, even as small as one
dollar, and so long as they get their percentage do not care one rap to what extremities they push the unfortunate debtor. The only way out that I can see at
present is either to make a proper
"bankruptcy act" or give these young
"briefless barristers" something better
to do in the shape of fat government positions, which most of them seem to be
looking for. For the last few years
Seattle has been gradually filling up
with "shyster lawyers" until that city is
a bye-word all over the coast, and now
it looks as if Victoria is to win the same
reputation. If the wage-earner is to
have any protection at all from these
"blood-suckers" we must either have a
"bankruptcy act" or an act limiting the
power of these legal parasites.
One set, ten volumes, Century
Encyclopedia, Dictionary and Atlas,
new, bound in half Morocco.
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machine begins to run on the paper, mak-j regular actions. The suit is based on
ing marks with the pencil, which can be 1 the receipt of Reeve Rae of $75 and $100
read afterwards. The Man had never I from the council in 1904 and 1905 re
seen one, and, being skeptical, was in-1 spectively for services rendered,
vited to try for himself.   This he did
with one of the others, and the usual ab-
Joyce is the ratepayer who takes
case to the courts.
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The best collection up to date.
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Are your clocks in good order for 1906?
If not, let us put them right for you.
The fee is small, but the comfort and
convenience are great You are probably not aware we have the largest staff
of experts in British Columbia in our
repair department over our showrooms.
Challoner & Mitchell
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using the new
Which burn either dim
or bright, as desired.
You can get them
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Stock Taking Sale.
Ladies' Dongola Lace Boots, patent toes, military heels, all sizes,
regular price, $3.00—January Sale Price, $1.75.
Ladies' Special Dongola Lace Boots, military heel, latest shapes,
regular price, $4.50- January Sale Price, $2.25.
Ladies' Box Calf Leather Lined Lace Boots, heavy double water-1
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Girls' Dongola and Box Calf Lace Boots, sizes n to 2. Regular |
price $2.25—January Sale Price, $1.45.
Quids' Dongola and Box Calf Lace Boots, heavy sole.    Regular
price $1.73.   January sale price, $1.20.
Hundreds of other lines in ladies', men's and boys' footwear to
select from.   All prices cut down below cost.
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* A Lady's Letter f
^ By BABETTE. *&
Dear Madge: We have had so much
New Year's rejoicings, festivities, etc.,
this week that I believe I am actually
tired, but not too tired to write you.
Three New Year's dinners, a wedding
and a dance in one week will, you must
own, make anyone feel tired and a little
dissipated, especially one who is such
a quiet "home bird" like myself. I was
just preparing for another little "gay
flutter" in the shape of a tea party today
" when the telephone rang and the person
at |he other end reminded me to be
sure ia write you—you dear old thing—
as if I could possibly forget our weekly little gossip! Certainly not, even if
there was a danee every hight and a
"tea" every dayi And now, Madge,
if you really want to have your own
way with John be nice to him and smile
oh him your sweetest. A smile wins
its way to the citadel of a man's heart
when nothing else will—a beaming, appealing flash of sympathy, an artless, innocent, joyous smile, in which the eyes
do more than the lips. Yes, a smile is
powerful, but who can weigh a kiss?
With discrimination, Madge, and a kiss
you can get half his kingdom, or the
whole of it. Husbands can be so easily managed if one goes the right way
about it. Another tip is to never forget that a little stock of "soft sawder"
never comes amiss in the household menage. In spite of all the dictums about
flattery a man likes to be told that his
head is all right, that he carries his
clothes well, and that he is a fine specimen of masculinity. They say that a
woman who won't flatter is like a piano
that won't play. It may be an impos-
piece of furniture, but it isn't a piano.
Mentioning "piano" reminds me to tell
you of tne present, in the shape of a
beautiful piano that I wheedled out of
my good man after much coaxing, many
smiles, etc. It is a Gerhardt Heintz-
man and he got it at Fletcher Bros, on
the instalment plan. To say that I am
the happiest of women in consequence
is putting it mild.
The excitement among the gentler sex
at present is the great annual sale at
Spencer's Arcade, and for real comfort
and pleasure combined I recommend
my sex at large to possess themselves
at once of a catalogue and con it over
at leisure beside their own firesides. Up
to date and smart the firm is always, but
I never get over a pleasant little thrill
of surprise to find how moderate the
prices are. And strong is the temptation at these sales to adventure all that
I possess, and I try so hard to restrict
myself to what I really want and start
out as a rule with a long list and a
righteous determination to adhere strictly to it. But alas, before I have been
five minutes in the store I have wandered out of the "straight and narrow
path" and find myself surreptitiously
plucking flowers elsewhere, or, to be
more explicit, laying in a stock of remnants, fascinating odds and ends of
trimmings, laces, ribbons, etc. There are
so many things that one can buy with
the utmost advantage to ourselves, and
with the saving of at least 50 per centi
There are blouses, skirts, jackets, the
fashions of which are safe for at least
three years, and there are under linen
and table damask—two items the necessity for the reduction of which I can
never understand. Again, there are
gloves, hosiery, as well as silk petticoats
and dressing gowns, all of which, if only
I was possessed of a "frugal mind" like
Mrs. Gilpin, I should never buy except
during Spencer's sale time.
Another sale that holds out great bargains to all is that of the Paterson Shoe
Company. Here men's, boys', ladies'
and little children's boots and shoes are
greatly reduced and one is certain of
getting the best quality at this well
known footwear emporium.
To say "there's nothing like leather"
impresses itself more than ever as a truism in viewing the attractions at Challoner & Mitchell's, where hundreds of
dainty purses and pocket books are
beautifully rendered in that serviceable
stuff. Of course their jewelry is also
terribly fascinating, and I fell in love
at first sight with a swallow pendant
necklet in the finest French enamel with
tiny diamonds and a pearl drop, a bau-
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The Victoria is Steam Hested Throughout; has the best Sample Rooms in the City;
and has been Re-iurnished irom Top to Bottom.
We make a specialty of Undertaking, and we give the beat possible
service for the reason that:
We have everything modern both for the Embalming process and for
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We are commended by those who have employed us.
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some exquisitely fine toilet equipments
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new reeded silver, simple in design, but
in exceedingly good taste. Chafing
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luxe" will arrest the attention and
claim the admiration of all who investigate the numberless attractions of this
supremely  attractive  establishment.
To be sure I can recommend you   a
good    gentleman's    furnishing   house,
where you can get the best English
knitted waistcoats. Finch & Finch
carry the finest stock in this line on the
coast. Here one is certain of getting
"the real thing," too, as I am always
hearing most laudable remarks from the
sterner sex in favor of their goods.
They have such a fascinating selection
of ties, also, ties of the most delightful
shades that would lend any amount of
"chic" and tone to a ladies' smart out
ing costume, as well as to the "tailor-
made man's." Neckties invariably remind one of other ties, such as household ties, and these ties necessitate frequent visits to Weiler Bros., my pet
store.    This week I have been replen-
Gents' Suits
Sponged and
Pressed 75c;
By the month $2.00
or cleaned thoroughly and pressed to look like new for $1.60
Cleaning, Dyeing, Tailoring
93 View St.,      Phone A1207
Have yon made your selection of
Christmas Candies ? Tou should
do it now. With onr large stock
of delicious confections you will
have no trouble in getting just
■what you want. We can give you
candies at every prioe and the
same high quality runs through
the whole assortment. We are
agents for Lowney's
Celebrated ehocolatea.
"Name on every piece."
30 & 32 Gov't St. PHONE (42.
Phone 409.
Messages delivered, bills distributed,
wedding presents handled carefully,
flowers distributed, etc.
Electricla Face,
Scalp Massage   at
Madame Kosche's
58 Douglas St.
Is the best description in a few
words of the
Piano Player
It is notable for
Simplicity in Operation
Beauty of Case
Wide Range of Expression
Reasonableness of price.
ONLY  $250
Week of January   8   I 06.
•Janagamant of ROIT. JAMIISON.
K"iiip«   Lower Flocr   asc   Bnlcony 15c.
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D «>r* open 2 ->c and 7: J*eiloiminers . rito
The Lilliputian Trio I
Assisted by
Comedy Playlet
Comedy Acrobats.
Week January 8
Southern Quartett e
Bernice Bahr
15c and 25c
Broad Street, Between
Yates   and   Johnson
O. Rem,     Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville
talent that pains and money can secure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8:80.
Admission: 10 and 26c.
Starting Monday, January 8th
A Sensational, Thrilling,
Stirring Drama,
"Passion's Slave"
"Hazel Kirke"
A. R. B0P8R
I deliver your trunks to your room;
The higher I go the better I like it.-Jerrj.
Reliable Transfer Co.
534 Cordova Street.
VANCOUVER      -     -     -     B, C.
ishing my glassware, as I found a great
shortage in wine glasses, tumblers, etc.,
after the Xmas and New Year's celebrations. It is really a pleasure to
shop in their store, for one is sure to
get just what one wants. Everything
seems so handy, too, and there is no
waiting about (like in some stores),
while the clerk disappears to dark regions below in search of the few simple articles one may happen to call for.
They have everything "under the sun"
in the glassware line, and I was really
very much taken with their choice selection of dainty vases for table decorations. I also invested in some kitchen utensils; these things always seem
to be needed. My requirements were
soon satisfied in this store, and oh, the
hundreds of other useful culinary articles I beheld that I should like to have
purchased. "Breathes there a woman
with soul so dead who never to herself
hath said, 'Why have I never gone to
Weiler Bros, to refurnish my kitchen?'" If such there be I should
like to conduct her gently but firmly
to this establishment, where all varieties of such things await her belated
hut inevitable approval.
T. N. Hibben & Co. have all the latest novels, and those that have interested me lately are some stories by
Jack London. "Children of the Frost"
I enjoyed immensely, but of course it is
really not one of the very latest books.
But his stories are far away the best,
I think, that have yet been penned of
the Eskimos and Indians. The author
takes us in fancy to the bad lands of
the niggard north, to the deserts of the
Arctic circle, the bleak and bitter home
-of the musk-ox and lean plains wolf,
and shows us life as we had not dreamed it. There is blood, action and ver-
ility in his work, and an artistic rawness like the rough edge of an "edition de luxe." The themes are suggestive and roughly moulded, but with
the moulding that means infinite skill.
One hurries over the terse, nervous sentences with an insistent desire to follow
the plot to its conclusion, and then go
back and carefully pick up each gem.
The hot revenge of savagery, the hotter love and the unmitigated tragedy in
the lives of the Northlanders linger in
one's memory. I should advise you
to  read  this exceptional book,
The death of William Sharp, a well-
known man of letters, editor of the
■"Canterbury Poets" and many other
works, has been followed by the announcement that "Fiorna Macleod" (a
supposed Irish lady, who achieved fame
in the realms of poetry and fiction) was
a fictitious person, being in fact a nom
de plume of Mr. Sharp. The identity
of "Fiorna Macleod" has long been one
of the mysteries of the English literary
world. Though well known as a liter-
ateur and the friend of famous men, Mr.
Sharp never achieved fame, while "Fiorna Macleod" got there with "her"
first book!
Ore Movements of Last Week and
Estimated Production for
the Year. 1905.
Nelson, Jan. 1.
In the following detail of the week's
shipments and receipts the figures giving
the totals to date for the year include an
estimate for the total production up to
midnight, December 31:
Boundary—Granby, 16,818; Mother
Lode, 2,522; Brooklyn, 1,271; Sunset,
427; Emma, 198; Skylark, so; Oro De-
nero, 13; total, 21,319; estimated total
for the year, 930,300.
Rossland—Le Roi, 1,034; Centre Star,
627; War Eagle, 809; Le Roi No. 2,367;
Jumbo, 200; total, 3,037; estimated total for year, 324,000.
Slocan and Kootenay points—St. Eugene, 624; Sullivan, 300; Ferguson
Mines, so; Hunter V., 50; Second Relief, 47; Payne, 43; Eureka, 40; Lone
Bachelor, 39; Black Prince, 40; Reco,
30; Kootenay Belle, 24; Ruth, 23; Lorna
Doone, 20; Queen, 20; Granite, 20; Arlington (Erie), 20; Ymir, 20; Broadview,
20; American Boy, 20; Majestic, 17;
Cork, 14; total, 1,471; estimated total
for year, 60,000.
Granby Smelter—Granby, 16,818;
Jumbo, 200; Oro Denoro, 33; Skylark.J
30; total, 17,081.
B. C. Copper—Mother Lode, 2,522.
I   Dominion    Copper—Brooklyn,   1,271;
Sunset, 427; total, 1,698.
Estimated total receipts by three
Boundary smelters for the year, 450,000
i Trail Smelter—Le Roi, 1,034; War
Eagle, 809; Centre Star, 627; St. Eugene, 369; Le Roi No. 2, 367; Iron
Mask, 77; Eureka, 40; Lone Bachelor,
I39; Providence, 33; Kootenay Belle, 24;
I Broadview, 20; American Boy, 20; total,
I Hall Mines Smelter—St. Eugene, 255;
'Emma, 90; Ferguson Mines, 50; Hunter V., 50; Second Relief, 47; Payne, 43;
i Black Prince, 30; Reco, 30; Ruth, 23;
Lorna Doone, 20; Skylark, 20; Queen,
20; Granite, 20; Arlington (Erie), 20;
Ymir, 20; Majestic, 17; Cork, 14; to
tal, 769.
Metals and Values.
Gold, placer, 50,500   oz.,   $1,110,000;
Gold, lode, 224,490 oz, $4,040,000; total,
Silver, 3.587,719 oz., $2,045,000; cop
per, 36,200,000 lbs., $5,430,000; lead, 57,
200,000 lbs., $2,638,000; zinc, 13,330 tons,
$320,000; total metalliferous, $15,913,000.
Coal,  1,030,000 long tons, $3,090,000;
coke, 238,426,000 long tons, $1,210,000;
building materials,, etc., $750,000; total
non-metalliferous, $5,050,000; total pro
duction, $20,963,000.
The following essay on "The Domestic Cat" was written by a pupil at one
of the London County Council schools
in the East End: "The cat is a square
quadruped, and as is customary with
square quadrupeds has its four legs at
the corners. If you want to please this
animal you must stroke it on the back.
If it is very much pleased it sets up its
tail quite stiff like a ruler, so that your
hand cannot get any further. The cat is
said to have nine lives, but in this country it seldom needs them all because of
the presence of Christianity."
Editor Jacobs, of the B. C. Mining
Record has returned from his annual
tour of the mining camps of the upper
country, and the result of his travels
will appear in the next number of the
record in the shape of a review of the
industry. Mr. Jacobs reports prosperous conditions in the Boundary and
West Kootenay districts, with the exception of Rossland, which at present has
a rather dilapidated appearance as a result of the big explosion. The Ross-
landers, however, are hopeful of an improvement in the situation.
There is to be no "bar' in connection
|\ with the refreshment room in the parliament buildings this session, the Government having decided that it can very
well be done away with. Whether this
will reform the hon. members or merely
increase the business of the city saloons
remains to be seen. Anyhow, it is re-
' ported that John Houston has "sworn
off," and Billy Mclnnes is no longer a
member of the house.
New Year
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
Government St.,      VICTORIA
How Weather Strips
Stop the Drafts
Keep out the cold and cut down the
fuel bill.
Carpenter work of all kinds.
Jobbing a specialty
Carpenter and Builder,
10 Broughton St.
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. Morrows N.W. corner;
thence running east 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence north 160 chains to
point of commencement
Dated at Massett Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that the
name of the "GRIBBLE, SKENE AND
BARRETT CO.," which was registered
on the 3rd day of Juue, 1905, as an
Extra-Provincial Company has been
DATED this Twelfth day of December, 1905.
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
away timber from the following de-
schibed lands, situated near Quan
River, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked L. Morrows 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.
Per Percy Harrison,
We will be pleased to see all our patrons and friends
at our new store, corner Port 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
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, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
Legislative Assembly
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 1st day of February,
Reports from Committees on Private
Bills will not be received after the 8th
day of February, 1906.
Dated the ist day of December, 1905.
Clerk of the Lgeislative Assembly.
Italian School of Mosic
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. Tbe school is situated at 117 Cook Street Victoria.
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Now is the time to order for the spring.
Dealers in Mining and other Machinery.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated on Quan River,
Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands,
Commencing at a stake marked John
R. Scott's N.E corner; thence running
east 40 chains; thence 16b 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.
Per Percy Harrison,
NOTICL 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 L. Morrow's N.W. corner;
thence running 40 chains south; thence
160 chains west; thence north 40
chains; thence east 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
L. morrow;
Per  Percy Harrison,
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
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia, October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated about centre of
Juskatla and known as Harrison's!
Island, containing 640 acres more or
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
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 E C.
Collison's S.W. corner; thence running 40 chains east; thence 160 chains
north; thence west 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
NOT .E 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 opposite Harrison's Island, Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake marked E. C. Collison's N.E. corner; thence running 40
chains east; thence 160 chains south;
thence west 40 chains; thence north
160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make ap-
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated at head of Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake marked
H. A. Collison's S.E. corner; thence
running 40 chains east; thence 160
chains north; thence west 40 chains;
tlicnce south 160 chains to point of
Hated at Massett. Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia.
October 23rd, 1005.
Per   Percy   Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of L s and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near Mammon
River, Juskatla, Masset Inlet, Queen
Charlotte Island. Commencing at a
stake marked Percy Harrison's N.W.
corner; thence running 40 chains east;
thence 160 chains north; thence west
40 chains; thence south 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
NOVICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near Mammon
River, Juskatla, Masset Inlet, Queen
Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a
stake marked Percy Harrison's N.E
corner; thence running 40 chains
south; thence 160 chains west; thence
north 40 chains; thencei east 160 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
Octeber 23rd, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated at Kumdis
Slough, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked Geo. W. Morrow's N.E corner; thence running east 40 chains;
thence north 160 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence south 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Colum*
bia, October 23rd, 1005.
Per  Percy  Harrison,
UARY 6, 1906.
The Invitation Dancing Club gave a
molt successful "holly dance' on Friday last at the Assembly hall, the ladies
one of a series given by this club, which
issued many more invitations. The
floor was excellent and the hall and
supper room most tastefully decorated.
Owing to the illness of Miss Thain the
music was supplied by Messrs. L. Ellis,
F. Homan and H. Leiser.    Those pres-
weiring either black, white or red with «t were: Mr and Mrs Hall, Mr and
postered hair, which, with the men's Mrs. Boggs, Mr. and Mrs. John Lang,
coats faced with red, presented a very ley. Mr. and Mrs. W.lson, Mr. and Mrs.
pretty scene and proved to be one of Woods Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Munro,
*    ' - Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cameron, Mr.   and
Mrs. Andrew Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Goward, Mr. and Mrs. Barnes, Mr. and Mrs.
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dier, Mr. and
Mrs. Brenchley, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Fox, Mr. and Mrs. Allan, Mr and Mrs,
Harry Currie, Mr. and Mrs. W G Cameron, Mrs. Simpson, Capt. and Mrs,
Curry, Mrs. Kilpatrick, Mr. and Mrs. C.
N. Cameron, Misses Bone, Newby, Corky, Cameron, Fawcett, Camsusa, Langley,. Webster, Brown, M A. Cameron,
Mrs. Winter, Mrs. E. McQuade, Mrs,
Wm, Ewing, Messrs, D. McConnan,
Boyd, Rv George, R. Smith, C. Wales,
G. Simpson, G. Browtt, Dodds, S Langley, S. Child, L Finch, F. Bone, Virtue,
Promise, H. Allan, E. McQuade.
* *  *
Mrs. Powell has returned from Vancouver, where she has been visiting Mrs.
Fordham, her daughter.
* *  *
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Flummerfelt and
Miss Gertrude Flummerfelt have returned from a- year's trip to Europe, Miss
Norma remaining in London for the
winter months.
* *   *
Mrs. Tilton returned on Tuesday from
a visit to friends up the E. & N. line.
* *   *
There are rumors of a Bachelor ball
in the near future. The Invitation Club
also has two or three more dances arranged before Lent.
* *  *
At Christ Church cathedral, by the
Rev. Canon Beanlands, on Wednesday
afternoon, Miss Gladys Annie Mona
Baiss, youngest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Baiss, of Cook street, was united in
marriage to Mr. Willis J. Langley, son
of the late Mr. A. J. Langley, of Victoria
the1 moat enjoyable of this series of
dances given by a number of Victoria
ladies to their friends. The hall
was decorated as for the Tennis dance
witji the exception of the table, which
was the work of the Misses Loewen,
and done with white chrysanthemums
and; hally, intermingled with which
were red shaded candelabra. The electric lights also were shaded with red
here. A very delicious buffet supper
was. served. The cosy corners and sitting out places for those not caring to
dance were well made up and, I think,
well patronized. Miss f ham's orchestra provided the music, but no encores
wett allowed, which, I think, was the
only thing that detracted from the pleasure of the evening. Amongst the many
present were Mr. and Mrs. Lampman.
Mr, and Mrs. Genge, Capt and Mrs.
Parry, Capt. and Mrs. Wright, Mr. and
Miss Johnstone, Miss Helen Clute, Mrs.
and Miss Newling, Miss Dorothy Sehl,
Mrs. and Miss Violet Pooley, Miss N.
Dupont, Miss Bryden, Mrs. and Miss
Bullen, Mr. W. Bullen, Mr. and Mrs.
Stuart Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Tom S.
Gore, Miss Mary Arbuckle, Miss Emma
Sehl, Mrs. and Miss Butchart, Mrs. and
Miss Todd, Mr. and Mrs. Brae, Miss
Gertrude Hickey, Miss Viola Hickey,
Mr. and Miss K. Gaudin, Miss Potts,
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Courtney, Mr. and
Mrs, Greer (Vancouver), Mrs Herman
Robertson, Mr. Herbert Robertson, Mr.
and Mrs. Angus, Mr. Arthur Gore, Mr.
Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. G. Taylor, Mr.
and Mrs, F W Irwin,, Col Prior, Mr.
F. Pemberton, Mr. and Mrs. Greasley,
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. McPhillips, Mrs.
Norton, Miss Davie, Mr and Mrs. D. R.
Ker, Mr. and Mrs. I. Wilson, Miss Eva
Loewen, Mr. Harris, Mr. George Johnston, Mrs. and Miss Cobbett, Dr. Todd,
Mr. K Gillespie, Miss McMillan, Mr.
Heyland, Mr. Harry Taylor, Miss K.
Devereux, Miss F. Devereux, Dr. G.
Watt, Mr. Kerwin, Mr. Harry Ward,
Mr. C. Wilson, Mr. James R. Anderson,
Mr. and Mrs. M. Roberts, Mr. Williams,
Mr Logan, Mr. Berkeley, Mr. Elliot,
Mr. Wilson, Mr. Willie Irving, Mrs. ^
and Miss Beth Irving, Miss Lyde King, of
Mr. Hamilton, Mr. L. Foote, Mrs. Grif
fiths, Mrs. McLean, Miss Terry, Miss cnrysantriemums.
Tiny MacDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Beauchamp Tye, Mr. B. Prior, Mrs. Hood,
Miss Bell.
* *  * .
Mrs. Butler of South Saanich is spending a few days with friends in town.
* *  *
Mr. and Mrs. R. Butchart left   on
away a couple of months visiting differ-
at Ballahinch during their absence.
Mrs, Hinton of Cadboro Bay road entertained on Wednesday evening at
bridge, winding up with a dance,
*  *  *
Mr. Fitzherbert Buullen paid a visit to
Seattle on business this week.
* *  *
Mr. Langworthy left on Thursday for
England, expecting to be absent about
three months.
* *  *
The wedding took place on Wednesday at the residence of Mr. J. White,
Sidney, of Miss Ethel St. John Robertson to Mr. Robert Forston of Quesnelle.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev.
J. Reid, LL.D. The bride, who was
given away by Mr. White, wore a costume of cream voile over taffeta, with
bouquet of white carnations and maiden
hair fern, and was attended by her two
sisters, the Misses Jessie and Jeannette
Robertson, who wore sweet gowns of
ponge silk and carried bouquets of pink
carnations. The groom's gift to the
bride was a very handsome gold watch
and to the bridesmaids nugget brooches.
After the ceremony the wedding party
drove to the Sidney pavilion, where the
wedding breakfast had been prepared,
and was served from daintily decorated
tables, after which the bride and groom
received their many friends and dancing
was kept up till they left for Victoria,
en route to Quesnelle, B. C, amid rice
and good wishes. The bride wore a
traveling dress  of green cloth    with
toque to match.
* *  *
Mrs. George Taylor entertained at
bridge on Friday in honor of her guest,
Mrs. Irwin of Vancouver.
* *  *
We are glad to hear Mr. Wm. Taylor
has got the agency of the White Pass
& Yukon at Dawson and will leave next
month for his new field of labor. Mr.
Taylor and his charming wife will be
greatly missed by their wide circle of
friends in White Horse, where they
have been for some time.
* *   *
The many friends of Mrs. (Major)
Snyder will be glad to hear she has almost recovered from her recent serious
illness in the Jubilee hospital, and
hopes soon to tie able to join her husband at White Horse, where he is in
charge of the R. N. W. M. P.
Mrs. Fowler, who has been spending
week for her home in New Westminster.
The bride wore a beautiful gown of a few weeks with her sister, Mrs. Mat-
white duchess satin, trimmed with thews of Lampson street, leaves this
Brussels lace, and veil of the same lovely lace combined with tulle. She carried a bouquet of white roses and maiden
hair fern. The bridesmaids were Miss
Amy Angus and Miss May Bulwer of
Vancouver. They wore dainty gowns
cream cloth with hat to match and
carried   showed   bouquets   of   cream
fhe groom was supported by Capt.
Richard Angus, of the Fifth regiment,
C. A, and Mr. C. A. Staklschmidt. The
church was beautifully decorated by
friends of the bride, and the beauty of
the scene was enhanced by the presence
of officers and men of the Fifth regiment, who lined the    aisles,   crossing
in...   «"u   «»»».   —•   ——    -.- mem,   wiiu  mrcu   •."*     ».-•>—>      =
Monday for Toronto, intending to be swords as tbe happy young couple came
_i_    -t ^..^iL.   ..!«!finM  Aittttr- -    . * ■ *s* T»_!_-    «Ail>.«
out of the church.    Mrs. Baiss, mother
ent eastern towns.      Mrs.' Butchart s 0£ the bride( wore a very handsome black
mother "is visiting here and Will remain silk gown w[tn ]oveiy 0id iace and   a
. «... .,.:„..   .,.._:„.. ^.:. „k»^.» Mack ^ wh.,e her sister) M„ T pem.
berton, looked very sweet in a handsome gown of cream cloth trimmed with
broiderie anglaise, with sable muff and
1 stole and white velvet hat trimmed with
After the ceremony a reception was
held at the residence of the bride's
mother. Cook street, which was decorated with a profusion of lovely flowers,
the dining room and table being done in
red carnations tied with red ribbon, and
red shaded candles were very effectively
The marriage of Mr. Henry Downey
and Miss Marion Camp was solemnized
at St. Stephen's church on Wednesday,
the 3rd inst. The ceremony was very
quiet, owing to the recent death of the
bride's father.' After a short honey-
mon to the coast cities Mr, and Mrs.
Downey will live in North Saanich.
* *   *
Mr. Herbert Robertson of Vancouver
was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Herman
Robertson last week.
* *   *
Mr.  Logan left  for  Vancouver    on
Tuesday evening.
* #  *
Mrs. A. F. Griffiths entertained at tea
on Tuesday in honor of her guest, Mrs.
McLean of Vancouver.
* *  *
Miss Edwards of Portland is visiting
her aunt, Mrs. Moresby of Cook street.
* *   *
Miss Ida Foot, ga* .a >most enjoyable
dance on Tuesday evening, about thirty
couples being present.
»  *   «
The married ladies gave a most* enjoyable dance on Tuesday evening in
the Assembly room*.     This dance was
Socially the past week has been a very
busy one in the Terminal City. With the
opening of the new year the social whirl
seems to have begun in earnest, and there
are numerous luncheons, dinners, teas,
parties, etc., to amuse the social set. Cupid seems to have been extremely busy
during the closing months of the old
year and there have been many marriages in the past fortnight. Chief among
the marriages was that on Wednesday
week, when Rev. H. J. Underhill, rector of St. James' church, was wedded
in the new edifice to Miss Helena, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. G.
Ross. The church was crowded with
friends of the contracting parties and
the ceremony was performed by Ven.
Archdeacon Pentreath, assisted by Rev.
H, Chapham of Tacoma, " Handsomely
gowned in ivory chiffon satin, trimmed
with honiton and Point de Venice lace,
and carrying a shower bouquet of white
roses, the bride was given away by her
father. She was attended by her four
sisters, Misses Leonora, Irene, Jean and
Marion Ross, and Misses Muriel and
Sybil Underhill, nieces of the groom.
Mr. H. J. S. Muskett of Victoria acted
as gromsman.
* '*   *
Mr. W. C. MacBeth and Miss Bea
The'cake was decorated in the usual (trjce S. Hamilton were the contracting
fashion of wedding cakes, but had also
the regimental coat of arms. After the
reception Mr. and Mrs. Langley left
for their honeymoon, which will be
spent in San Francisco. The bride's
going away dress was of grey cloth with
hat to match.
Amongst those present were: Mrs.
Pemberton, Mrs. Hugo Beaven, Mrs. F.
Pemberton, Canon, Mrs. and Miss Beanlands, Mrs. H. Langtonk.Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Bert
Langley, Miss Drake, Mr. and Mrs.A.
Crease, Mrs. Bridgman, the Misses
Angus, Bishop and Mrs. Perrin, Mrs.
Holt, the Misses Hickey, Mrs. Garnet,
officers of the Fifth regiment, Mr. and
Mrs. Gillespie, Miss Brown, the Misses
'Crease, Mr, Lindley Crease, Mr. and,
Mrs. Burton, Mr. Stuart Williams and
parties of a pretty wedding on New
Year's Day," performed at the residence
of the bride by Rev. H. W. Fraser, D.
* *  *
Rev. Dr. Fraser performed the .marriage nuptials- on Monday evening of Mr.
Samuel Keeland and Miss Gertrude
Helen Howich, both of Vancouver.
♦ *  *
On New Year's Day Miss RoseShep-
pard, late of Great Falls, Mont., became
the bride of Mr. W. W. Ellis of Vancouver, the ceremony being performed
in the Terminal City by Rev. W. E.
Pescott. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis are spending the honeymoon in Victoria.
The institutions of the National Sanitarium Association, Including
the Muskoka Cottage Sanatorium and the Muskoka Free Hospital for Consumptives, are under the distinguished patronage
of His Excellency Earl Grey, Governor-General of Canada, and
Countess Grey.
fl Readers of this announcement will be glad to know that
there has been an encouraging response to out request for
help for the —
Muskoka Free Hospital
for Consumptives
fl Since this institution was opened, a little more than three
years ago, 560 patients have been cared for. Over 2,000
patients have been treated in our two Muskoka homes
within the past seven years.
——Not a single applicant has ever
been refused admission to the
——Muskoka Free Hospital for Con-
——sumptives   because   of  his   or
her poverty.       "*-       <*■       *»-
flOur plea for help is that the Muskoka Free Hospital
for Consumptives cares for patients that all other hospitals
refuse. If the needed money is forthcoming, this dread
disease might be stamped out.
—Dr. T. G. Roddick, an eminent physician of Montreal,
ex-president of the Canadian Medical Association, and
ex-president of the British Medical Association, stated at
a meeting of the Montreal League for the Prevention of
Tuberculosis, his firm belief that in twenty-Sve years,
provided proper means are adopted, a case of consumption
would be a curiosity.
fl Within the month the accommodation has been increased
by twenty-five beds, adding to the burdens of maintenance,
but in the faith that a generous public will come to the aid
of the trustees.
Contributions may be sent to Sir Wm. R. Mkrkdith, Kt.,
Osgoode Hall, Toronto, or W. J. Gage, Esq., 54 Front St. W.
pie Cliff of New Westminster and Miss I Mildred Campuell in Christ church on
Ethel J. Blanchard of Athens, Ont., \ Wednesday morning was of a very quiet
and wife.     The ceremony   took nature, only a few intimate friends be-
place at the residence of Dr. and Mrs.
Bolton. The groom's brother, Mr.
Ronald Cliff, acted as gromsman, while
the bride was attended by her niece,
Miss Isabel Bolton. Mr. and Mrs. Cliff
wilt reside in Burnaby.
Capt. and Mrs. Macpherson entertained a large number of friends on
Christmas night with an old time Scottish concert which was greatly enjoyed.
* *  *
Miss -McPhillips, of Winnipeg was the
guest of honor at a delightful dance given by her host, Mrs. L. G. McPhillips,
on Tuesday evening.
* *   *
On Tuesday evening Mr. William
Blair and Miss Campbell, both of Van
ing present,
Rev. C. C. Owen offici-
Mrs. De Wolfe of Georgia street entertained a number of friends on New
Year's night with games and dancing.
* *  *
Mrs. W. O'Laughlan was the hostess
of a delightful euchre party at the Georgia house on Tuesday evening.
* *  »
On New Year's night the members of
the Vancouver Club entertained their
young friends at a delightful juvenile
party.    The club's annual ball was held
on Friday evening last and was a great
*  *
The annual New Year's masquerade
*   »   ♦
Rev. W. E. Pescott was the officiating
minister at the ceremony on Thursday
evening which made Mr. Fred A. Tern-
mair and Miss _, ™P"n u\ - ball in pender hall was a grand succe8S,
couvcr were quiefly ^«e^nd; eft|over one hundred COaples, being pres-
for the Sound on their taeymbon.        j J.     ^ eWe,y.Puliique costumes
Mrs. W. A. Allan proved a delightful ™" noticed but sad to say, the: men
hostess at a party on Friday eVening in « *"sho„e ^e lad.es A Jehghdul
honor of her friend, Mrs. Ella B. V**s *W* "*%■ erv«d at «* Palms 8t m,d"
qf Tacoma.    Whist and mdsft- were* the, *
order oi the"evening.
* *  «
Mr. George H. Karn and bride of Seattle spent last week   visiting   friends
* *   *
Owing tc the recent death of the
groom's mother, the marriage of Mr. W.
A. Blair of fhe customs service to Miss
' The Benedicts' ball in O'Brien's hall
on Monday night was well attended and
provod a most enjoyable event.
*   *   *
Mrs. HTrorey entertained at her Richards street home on New Year's night
with dancing, cards and games, all present spending a most pleasant evening.


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