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r la changeable. Ir lend  ■
Yea, tha weather! „
and with the coming of the Fall season,
you will want a change in your wardrobe. We have gome very handsome and
durable Fall sultingB.   Call on
26 Broad St., Victoria,
I      and we will reward you suitably.
The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine.
A number ol new homes.   Modern in   °
every respect. •
Easy monthly instalments.
40 Government Street.
I   Vol. II.   No. 46.
One Dollar Per Annum.
[Splendid Prospects of Development of Island and
I   Mainland Cause No Enthusiasm  in Victoria—
The " Knocking Brigade " Again.
On several occasions of late The
I Week has  called    attention to  the
[systematic belittling of the commercial and industrial prospects of Victoria and Vancouver Island   by eer-
'ain people in Victoria who occupy
Ipositions of influence in the city. For
ldoing this—a duty which any independent journalist owes to the coun-
Itry—The Week has been held up to
■abuse and vilification in certain quarters,  and  the  most abominable  insinuations have been made as to the
Imotives of the proprietors.   But The
IWeek has confidence in the judgment
lof the general public and has no
[fear but that the honest endeavor to
I remove the obstacles to the progress
land development of the country, are
appreciated by every man in the community who cannot afford to live in
idleness on the unearned increment
of property bought by his parents fpr
a gong—or a few bottles of whiskey.
, In our mind's eye we can see from
Victoria the marvellous development
of the mining industry in the Boundary country; we can see the rapid
settlement and the upbuilding of a
prosperous and happy community in
the Okanagan valley, and we can see
1 the wonderful extension of the commercial and    shipping   interests of
[of Vancouver.   But what are the eon-
I drains in Victoria?   Where are the
[signs that the capital of the prov-
lince is deriving any benefit from or
[taking any part in the growing pros.
Iperity of the country?
No Self-Reliance.
The fact is that these signs are
[altogether lacking.   We read of the
[undertakings of the Canadian Pacific
[Railway Company, of the company's
'scheme for the settlement of the E,
I & Jf. railway lands and so forth, but
what are the people of the Island,
[; and more particularly of Victoria, doing about it?     Nothing;  they are
waiting to see what some    railway
company  or  some    government  are
willing to do   for them.   No wonder
that big corporations get a "cinch"
on the country; we almost beg them
to get it!    Meanwhile one hears of
no enterprise in Victoria of any importance;   merchants   will   tell you
that times are "dull," and yet it is
many years since the province as a
whole wns in so prosperous a condition, .and never have the prospects of
the future been brighter than they
are to-day.   Railroad construction is
proceeding where it is most needed
and the building of the V. V. & E.
line alone means the opening up of a
great and rich territory and the creation of entirely new channnels   of
trade for the merchants and manufacturers of the coast cities.   On the
Island the E. & N. lands are to be
put on the market in a comprehensive
manner by the railway company and
extension   of the   Island road in a
northerly direction practically is assured.   Closer still to Victoria there
is plenty  of  land  suitable,  among
[ether things, for fruitgrowing—more
: suitable than even    the    Oganagan
1 valley—but the people   of   Victoria
have made no effort to secure fruitgrowers and the Okanagan has reap-
[ed the benefit of the lack of enterprise here and of the farsightedness
lof tbe Okanagan people.  The trouble
lis that Victorians lack self-reliance.
■When the pick of the Island timber
llimits and the most promising of the
mineral locations have been acquired
by "Americans" and utilized for the
upbuilding of factories and smelters
on Puget Sound, the people of Victoria probably will rub their eyes and
exclaim against conditions they helped to bring about. It is held by
some that it matters little who owns
the resources of the country so long
as they are developed, and it is true
that by means of the tariff the exports of some of our raw products
for manufacture "on the other side"
can be restricted, but nevertheless we
cannot agree with the proposition.
The tariff is a weapon available on
both sides of the boundary line and
the time may come when we shall
find that our weapon is neither so
long nor so sharp as that held by our
And Lack of Confidence.
Then there is lack of confidence.
Our "leading citizens" either are
"up in the air" with some almost
impossible project or else are sunk
deep down in the slough of despond.
Victorians will fit out fanciful excursions to Cocob Island to search for
treasure, idly reported to have been
buried there ever so long ago by a
pirate; they will invest in impossible
tontine schemes, but they will not
use their resources to upbuild the
commerce of their city or to develop
the mineral wealth in the country
tributary to them. Theie are characteristics of an unfortunate character.
Bad Impression Made.
The attitude of despondency on the
subject of the prospects of Victoria
and Vancouver Island, very common
to Victoria, is emphasized by the
active hostility of a clique in the city
to all and any innovations. The
members of this clique do not want
factories or commerce—or competition. They want to be allowed to
slumber in peace and they hate change
and the newcomers. The Week already has chronicled the manner in
which certain capitalists, considering
the advisability of operating in Victoria, have been warned "off the
grass," as it were, by these people.
Another instance of this sort of
thing occurred last week. A certain
scientific gentleman, professionally
connected with the mining industry,
arrived in Victoria and proceeded to
make enquiries of professional breth- j The Victoria Fruitgrowers' Asso.
ren in regard to the prospects of the ciation hag decided    to establish  „
inee and no particular prospects in
the immediate future. The visitor
was greatly disappointed and is now,
in all probability, following the advice given him by certain Victoria
mining men—and on his way to the
Montana mines. No doubt he will
have a different reception there—and
British Columbia and Vancouver Island in particular has Jost another
A party of Minnesota gentlemen
arrived in the city on Monday last,
says the Grand Forks Gazette, accompanied by the genial general
passenger agent of the Great Northern, Mr. C E. Stone, and journeyed
from Nelson in the latter's private
car. The party was composed of M.
S. Rutherford, of Princeton, Minn.,
H. L. Simons, of Glencoe, Minn., and
J. A. Nowell, of St. Paul. All three
are large real estate men in Minnesota and have lately purchased,
jointly, the Nelson & Fort Sheppard
railway lands, amounting to the tidy
little amount of 433,000 acres. The
intention is to form a corporation
with a view of surveying and subdividing all cultivable portions of
the mammoth estate and bring in settlers of a desirable type. Meanwhile
the deeds and documents of the company are held by Mr. Simons in trust,
till such time as the corporatoin is
In chatting with the various members of the party it was ascertained
that they were familiar with big land
transactions and had done some substantial colonization work in the past
with successful results.
Mr. Rutherford admitted laughingly the existence of a large amount
of scenery on the estate which might
not be of a strictly utilitarian character, but though the whole proposition is a big one, the Minnesota
men are tackling it with exactly the
spirit calculated to produce success,
and every man interested in this part
of British Columbia will wish them
well in their venture.
The C. P. R. has decided to take
steps to protect game on the E. & N.
The transfer of the Halifax garrison from the Imperial to the Dominion authorities has been postponed again. The date now fixed is
December 7th.
industry in British Columbia and
more particularly on Vancouver Island. The visitor comes from Europe, has excellent credentials, and
represents some very important financial   interests   in Germany.   The
jam factory for surplus fruit, next
Mr. R. Bennett, leader of the defented forces of the opposition in
Alberta, has decided to retire from
result of the enquiries he made was politics. He was beaten in Calgary,
to thoroughly persuade him that there I where the election appears to have
practically was "nothing doing" in!been marked by many irregularities
the mining industry in  this  prov-' which are to be investigated.
"Hail, follow, well met," as the candid peel said to the currant.
.3 Lbs. New Cleaned Currants.    26c.
2 Lbs. New Seeded Raisins (full weight)    25c.
Sultana*, Fancy Golden, free from stalk, per lh    15c.
Candied Peel, Joseph Taylor's Celebrated, per lh    15c,
4 Lbs. Raw Sugar    25c.
Cooking Brandy        ..60c. and fl.00 per bottle.
DIXI H. ROSS & CO., Ill Government St.
A Review of Local and Foreign Events and Topics
of the Week.
The most important of recent developments in Russia is the demand
of Poland for autonomy. Ever since
the division of the kingdom of Poland, that part of the country under
Russian dominion has been discontented, and it is but natural that the
Poles should take advantage of existing conditions to demand a measure of self government. It does not
appear that the leaders of the movement aim at independence, but the
demand is for "home rule" on the
lines sought by the Irish, with independence possibly kept in tbe background for future eventualities. Finland appears to have won for itself a
measure of freedom of this character,
and the Russian Government is somewhat alarmed at the spread of the
movement to Poland, fearing the
eventual disintegration of the empire. In Russia proper, the disorders
prevailing since the proclamation of
the Czar's submission to a form of
representative government have subsided to some extent. There have
been mutinies of soldiers at Cron-
stadt and elsewhere but these were
suppressed, and latest reports show
that order is being re-established. On
the other hand, the wave of rebellion has reached the outlying parts
of the empire and rioting is reported
from Vladivostock, Yeniseick and
elsewhere. Other foreign news of the
week includes telegrams from India
announcing the arrival of the Prince
and Princess of Wales in that conn-
try and the splendid reception accorded their Royal Highnesses at,
Calcutta, I
The School Question.
One of the principal topics of the
week in Victoria has been the decision of the School Board to dismiss
the principal of the South Parkl
School, Miss Agnes Deans Cameroiij
This is the outcome of the controversy over certain drawings made by
pupils of the school in a recent examination and which were reported
by the examiners to have been made
with the aid of rulers—contrary tol
the lilies. Miss Cameron as principal of the school, somewhat unwisely rushed, as it were, to the rescue of the reputation of her school.
She denied that rulers had been used/
but what grounds she had for her
conviction are not known. It is con^
ceivable tbat some of the pupils
"cheated"—to use an English termi
for unfair work in examinations—
without the knowledge of the teaching staff. However that may be, the
School Board investigated the matter and came to the same conclusion
as the departmental officials, with
the result that Miss Cameron is discredited. It is clear that the principal should have taken no public
stand in the matter until she had
fully assured herself of the true
state of the case, and as a matter of
discipline it is doubtful if she should
have taken the stand she did, in any
event. The Week has no very high
opinion of the wisdom of some of the
members of the School Board, but
holds that the Board, in asking for
Miss Cameron's resignation, took thc
proper course—in fact, the only
course open. At the same time it
is to he deeply regretted thnt this
action became necessary. Miss Cameron is a remarkably good teacher
and if she is to be dismissed "for.
good and all," Victoria is the loser.
The Week sincerely hopes that some
way will be found of avoiding the
permanent loss of Miss Cameron's
valuable services to the rising generation of Victoria.
The Sporting Scandal.
There is a row brewing in lacrosse
circles for the Vancouver elub. The
facts are, briefly, that the Vancouver players did not wish to play a
schedule game with Seattle, fixed
for September 23 and that Seattle
desired to arrange for another1 date
owing to a difficulty in securing
grounds on the 23rd, In reply to
letters from Seattle, fhe Vancouver
club merely wired "Offer made to
York is still good," or words to that
effect. It is stated in Seattle that
this offer "made to York" was the
offer of $50 or $100 to the Seattle
club if they would default the game.
The Vancouver team it is said, was
not very strong and did not want to
risk a second defeat at the hands
of the players of the Sound city.
However, Seattle declined to accept
the bribe. The Week is informed
that complaint against the Vancouver club will be made by the Seattle
delegates at the forthcoming meeting of the league, when, no doubt,
the truth of this charge will be investigated.
Elections in Alberta.
Much has been written regarding
the result of the elections in Alberta,
and selections from editorial comment in the coast dailies are published elsewhere in this issue, but one
fact in the situation appears to have
been overlooked, namely, that no real
party contest took place. By having
control of the machinery the Ottawa
Government was enabled to foist
upon the new province an administration labelled "Liberal," whereas
it is almost certain that the majority
of the people of Alberta did not particularly desire "party lines" at all.
The leaders on both sides were comparatively unknown men; no issues of
any particular importance appear to
have been brought forward and the
campaign degenerated into one of
personal abuse. The Ottawa machine
bought up newspapers, flooded the
country with electioneering agents
disguised ns immigration officials and
generally indulged in those effective
if expensive methods of electioneering indulged in ou all occasions by
the "reform" party since it acquired
the means of supplying itself with
cash. There was no particular reason
why the first provincial government
should have been defeated in Alberta
nnd very tangible reasons why it
should have won out. The Conservatives were not really defeated: they
never went into the battle, but the
few skirmishers who came within
the range of the Grit guns were
knocked out of time. The Liberals
can claim a great victory, if they
like, but the result of it is not at all
satisfactory to the grittiest of them.
Troublesome Young Christians.
Considerable comment of a very indignant nature, writes a correspondent of The Week, has been excited
by the rowdy action of a number of
the boys belonging to the Y. If. C. A
An illustration of the unseemly eon-
duct which is apparently permitted THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1905.
The PassingShow
to riot unchecked in this institution
occurred a few nights ago. There
was some sort of an entertainment
on—by the way, it lasted, with hideous uproar, until long after eleven
o'clock, a most unsuitably late hour
for young people and a religious institution—and it was about half past
ten when three well-known citizens
meeting on Broad street, just near
the junction with Trounce avenue,
stopped for a few minutes' conversation. Before they had exchanged
half a dozen sentences, one of them
was struck in the eye by a rotten
apple, while the clothing of the other
two was spattered with other decayed fruits. This bombardment came
from a group of "Christian Young
Men" who occupied the two corner
windows of the Y. M. C. A. rooms
who were indulging the instincts of
their class by making targets of the
passers-by, and then dodging below
the window-sill to escape observation. In this case, however, they were
plainly seen. The whole of Broad
street, right around from the Trounce
avenue entrance, was littered with
the rotten fruit which these "Christian Young Men" had been hurling,
proving that their "sport" must
have been going on for some time.
The three indignant citizens climbed the stairs and managed, with some
difficulty, to get hold of a person
calling himself the secretary. This
individual listened to the complaint,
went and shut the windows, scratched his head, looked puzzled, and finally made the remark that it was not
possible to keep order among a lot of
boys. Very true—in his case at all
events—but what business have people to get together a lot of young
fellows if they can't make them behave respectably? An interesting
point in connection with this affair
—by no means the first complaint
against the conduct of Y. M. C. A.
members—is that all three of the
citizens assaulted are contributors to
the organization. Not unnaturally,
they are both indignant and disgusted, and declare that neither they
nor their friends will do anything
more to support an institution conducted in such a manner. It may
be as well to remind the persons who
were supposed to be "in control" of
the Victoria Y. M. C. A. that it was
on account of similar conduct, giving rise to strong doubts ias to the
usefulness of the organization as administered, whicli led to its downfall in this city in former years.
The Y. M. C. A. has done good work
in some parts of the world among the
class of young persons whose home
deficiencies and religious training it
is intended to supply; but a firm hand
shall be kept on them if the organization is to achieve its objects. If
this is lacking in the officers of the
Victoria institution, they will soon
find that the public, so generous in
contributing to their support, will
decline to countenance them further.
tivity of the Grand Trunk Pacific all
over Western Canada—except in
British Columbia. Once a week, at
least, some prominent person is interviewed, and tells at the rate of two
and a half columns what the Grand
Trunk Pacific is doing in Saskatoon!
But not a word about British Columbia! and the elected representatives
of British Columbia in the Dominion
Parliament—oh, they haven't a word
to say either. It is getting to be
pretty broadly hinted that in their
case'' silence is golden.'' But they dare
not meet their betrayed constituents.
In fact, we think that, in view of
the present public temper, they would
be unkindly treated if they tried to.
But it's very rough on the impulsive
little Times. No wonder it is sore
with Messrs. McBride and Green!
The President's Message.
Newspaper despatches announce
that President Roosevelt has completed his message to the 59th Congress, which convenes on the 5th of
next month. It is reported to be a
vigorous document, recommending,
inter alia, legislation of an effective
character on the subject of railroad
freight rates; immediate legislation
authorizing the Secretary of the
Treasury to issue the $135,000,000
worth of bonds for the construction
of the Panama Canal, and remedial
legislation in the matter of the conduct of insurance business with a
view to federal supervision.
The first municipal elections in the
city of Cranbrook will be held on
November 22.
Prior to the commencement of the
regular business of the County Court
in Grand Porks last week, the Bar
Association of that eity presented a
complimentary address to the new
Judge, Mr. H. P. Clement.
from the members of the Bar.
The following rather curious resolution was passed at a recent meeting of the Ministerial Association of
Victoria: "Whereas, it is a Christian duty to secure for all classes in
the community the industrial and religious advantages of the weekly
rest; and whereas the regular congregational engagements demand the
full time and strength of ministers
on Sundays; be it resolved, that the
practice of holding funerals on Sundays be and is hereby discouraged,
and that the funeral directors of the
city be advised that, except where
the interest of the public health requires, the members of this association will decline to officiate at funerals held on Sunday. Also resolved,
that the resolution be published in
the columns of the local newspapers. ''
The Conservatives of Nelson, says
The Economist, are to be congratulated on the happy ending of all past
differences in their ranks. The two
old associations have now been dissolved, and on their ruins rises the
Nelson Conservative Club. A united
Conservative party in Nelson can
win in the next Provincial contest,
and undoubtedly that will be the result of the fusion. To James Scho-
fleld, of Trail, and William E. M.
Candlish, the father of the Conservative party in Nelson, the greatest
share of the credit of the happy.outcome is due, although it must be admitted, that members of both associations almost to a man did everything that could be expected of them.
The Ministerial Tour.
Thc Hon. Richard McBride and
the Hon. R. F. Green are at present
making a tour of the interior constituencies, where they are being received with enthusiasm. This is gall
and wormwood to the Times, which
nightly ties itself into knots with
fury. Quite so. It must be very irritating to see the leaders of the Conservative party going about the province, being cordially welcomed everywhere, and making rousing addresses
to the people. Very irritating indeed, when neither Senator Templeman nor the Sordid Seven dare go
out and explain to the people the true
greatness of the Liberal party. The
truth is that thc people of British
Columbia are getting considerably
worked up over the Eastern record
of Senator Templeman and the Sordid Seven. Here are despatches
every day showing the wonderful ac-
T. M. McKee, a shop assistant of
Cranbrook, who pleaded guilty to the
theft of a quantity of jewelry from
his employer's store, was last week
sentenced to five months' imprisonment by Judge Wilson of the County'
The Vancouver World states that
glanders, one of the most dreaded
of the diseases to which horses are
liable, is very prevalent in Vancouver. The paper adds that the disease
has come from across the border. Dr.
Tolmie is on the spot. Glanders is
also prevalent in the Okanagan
As the result of drinking from
a pint bottle of beer on Sunday last
Thomas Jackson, of 1284 Melville
street, Vancouver, is dead and his
wife was, at the time of writing, in
a precarious condition. The beer was
purchased from the Gold Seal Liquor
Company. The poison contained in
the beer was strychnine. Jackson
opened the beer in the presence of
his wife and her mother, Mrs. Jones.
Tlie latter declined the offer of some
of it, and shortly after drinking both
.Tnckson and his wife dropped. There
was no trouble in the family, and
how the poison "got there" is a
mystery. Jackson had been a resident of the province for many years
and was formerly in Alberni where
lie met Miss Jones, whom he afterwards married.
The bar of Cranbrook tendered
Judge P. E. Wilson an informal dinner last Tuesday evening at the
bachelor home of M. A. Beale, says
tlie Cranbrook Herald. There were
present Judge Wilson, solicitors W.
I?. Ross, M.P.P., and Sherwood and
Herchmer, of Fernie; J. A. Harvey,
W. F. Gurd. S. F. Morley, C. H. Dunbar and G. H. Thompson; J. F. Armstrong, stipendiary magistrate, M. A.
Beale, J. T. Laidlaw and A. E. Foster. The evening was a most pleasant one, nnd the new judge received
in this way a most cordial welcome
An inquest was held at Duncans
last week under order of Mr. Justice
Martin, to inquire into the cause of
death the late John L. Morrish,
which occurred on the 10th ult. near
Duncans. Evidence of numerous
witnesses was taken and it appeared
that the deceased, who was a miner
employed at the Lenora mine, had
been seriously injured hy an explosion of dynamite in May last which
had shattered part of his face. He
was taken to the Chemainus hospital
and operated on by Dr. Perry and
was discharged in September as sufficiently cured. He returned to Mt.
Sicker, but his health was broken.
He was attended by Dr. Perry and
looked after by neighbors, who did
all that they could, but his condition
not improving, he was advised to try
a change of air and treatment in Victoria, His death occurred en route.
The jury found that "J. L. Morrish
died from the ultimate effects of injuries sustained by an explosion of
dynamite on May 31, 1905, and that
his death was accelerated by his
removal and want of proper care and
treatment during convalescence. The
jury exonerates all persons concerned, being convinced that the best was
done under the circumstances."
Phone 1140.
Building tots For Sale.
Houses Built on the
Something New In
PJSH& Caledonian!
All the Fad East.
The long nights are coming, don't forget
our lending library.
We Have It!
If it is anything in
Groceries, at the
price you want to
New Valencia Raisins, per lb.
New   Cleaned Currants, 3 lbs.
New Candied Peel, per lb. 15c.
New Figs, per basket, 20c.
Cooking Sherry, qts. 50c
Cooking Brandy, pts. 50c; qts.
Carne's Cash Grocery
Cor. Yates and Broad.
The case of Mr. Henderson, of
"Stilenfit" clothing fame, is nothing if not odd. Some little time ago
this enterprising young man, recently employed in a Yates street (Victoria) store, announced that he had
cqme in for a legacy in tjie1 eapt.
Then he got a telegram about it, and
proceeded to fit up a store on Government street. Some stock arrived
and then Mr. Henderson departed to
Seattle, whence he sends messages to
the local papers as to his intentions.
It is said that he borrowed about
$2,000 on the strength of his legacy
He had been gone some time and all
sorts of sheriffs and bailiffs are worrying over the stock and fixtures in
the interests of the landlords and
creditors, like hungry dogs over a
bone. Either Mr. Henderson's legacy
is a castle in Spain or else he has
an original line of advertising good
in his make-up.
The opposition in the Alberta Legislature may number only one—in
any event not more thnn two.
'Phone A822.
Mrs. Simpson's advanced class is held
on Thursdays, at 8 p.m.; Beginners'
class, Monday; Children's class, Thursdays; class for children under ten years,
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 5.30.
Magnetic Healing
and the Suggestive cure or Disease.
An Address and Demonstration will be given
by Prof. Hamilton, R.S.M., R.C.C. London, N.V.
Inst. Sc, N.Y., in the Labour Hall, Porter's Blk.
on each of the following Wednesdays, November
8,15,33 and 39.   Admission 35c.
5oCents per Month.   All
the Latest Novels.
86 Yates St.
Italian School of Music
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli,
(Italy). In addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, he will
conduct a special class in the art of
pianoforte accompaniment to a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is given to beginners as well as
to advanced players. The school is situated at 117 Cook Street Victoria.
Phone No. 409.
new stock ::
Your Inspection
Gents' Suits
Sponged and
Pressed 75c
By the month $3.00
or cleaned thoroughly and pres.i- .
edto look like new for $1.50
>   Cleaning, Dyeing, Tailoring
03 View St.,      Phone A1207
Hotel St. Francis]
Victoria, B. C.
A. W. Bridgmar.
Established  1858
Real Estate, Financial and
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union Assurance Co.|
Ltd., of London, England.   London
Assurance Corporation.
41 Government St|
for removing
Wrinkles and
Improving the
For sale at
65 Douglas St., |
Gasoline Launches
For Sale
Write for particulars.
Rock Bay, Victoria, B. C.
City Market. THE WEEK, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 18, 1905.
Mr. B. Boss Napier of Cumberland
twas in town a few days last week.
* •   *
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Bodley of New
1 Westminster are at the Vernon.
* *   *
William Sloan, M.P., of Nanaimo,
[ spent a few days in town this week.
* *  *
Mr. and Mr.s James Dunsmuir entertained    at    dinner   on Saturday
j evening at Burleith.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. James Ingleside and
[Miss Ingleside of Nanaimo are spend-
[ ing a few days in Victoria.
* *   *
Mrs. Patterson is selling out from
|the Vernon and will in future devote
herself to   the management of   the
)allas and King Edward Hotels.
* •   •
Mr. Robertson has returned from
Isurvey work in the north and prpb-
lably will stay in Vietoria during the
* *  *
Mr. Andrews, of Salt Spring Island, spent several days in Victoria
■this week, making his headquarters at
|the St. Francis.
* *   *
Miss Helen Clute, who has been
Ivisiting Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Johnson,
■returned to her home in New West-
|minster on Sunday.
* *   *
Mr. Butchart and family have mov-
led into Hon. Justice Marin's resi-
I dence.
' *   *   *
Mrs. and Miss Beckingham of Se-
lattle are visiting the Misses Sehl of
IQuadra street.
* *   *
Mrs. Hugo Beaven entertained a
Ifew ladies at bridge on Wesdesday
I  Mr. A. C. Gait, one of the most
aljM barristers in British Columbia,
has left Rossland and will practice
Im the coast, making either Vancouver or Victoria his headquarters.
* «   *
Major King, a British officer from
South Africa, has purchased the
fiouse at the corner of Cook and
Bellot streets and will take up his
Residence therein.
* *   *
Mrs. George    L. Courtney    entertained at bridge on Wednesday after-
|ioon the following ladies: Mrs. W. S,
3ore, Mrs. D. R. Ker, Mrs. James
iaudin, Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mrs. Bod-
fvell,  Mrs.  McPhillips,  Mrs.  C.  M.
toberts, Mrs. Ambery, Mrs.  Stuart
Robertson,    Mrs.  J.  S.  Gibb,  Miss
Butchart, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Berkley,
Irs. Moresby.
* *  *
An error was made in these col-
I'lhns last week when it was stated
|that Mrs. Rowe had taken over the
likado tea rooms.   Mrs. Twigg is the
llady who bus undertaken the man-
lagement of this popular resort.   The
■name    has    been change    to  "The
IPalms"—and the decorations are very
lappropriate and very tasteful.   It is
Isure to be more than ever beloved by
|ladies who like tea and the younger
ones who favor hot buns.
»   •   »
On Monday   evening   at the residence of the bride's mother, 44 Henry
(street, by  Rev.  Mr. Tapscott, Miss
lox'a Gertrude Day and Mr. Joseph
Ufred Kerr were united in marriage.
Irhe bride wore a dainty little frock
lif white silk and organdie and carried bouquet of white carnations.  She
Ivas attended by Miss Margartt Kerr,
pister of the groom, who made a most
Wiarming little bridesmaid, wearing
jvhite nnd carrying pink carnations.
Mr. Robert McClusky supported the
jroom.   After the ceremony the new-
wedded  couple left for a short
loneymoon,  after    which  they  will
pside at the corner of Edward and
lussell streets, Victoria West.
The event of the week has been the
bazaar in aid of St. Mary's Church,
Victoria West, arranged by the
ladies of St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral, which was opened at
Institute Hall by His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor on Wednesday. During the evening a very pleasing programme was given arranged by Miss
Sehl. Miss O'Keefe, sang "Adoration" in a most delightful manner,
Miss O'Meara and Mrs. F. A. Johnson were also in fine form. The window dance, which was given on both
Wednesday and Thursday evenings,
was performed by the Misses Hazel
Johnson, Kezae and Florence Sehl,
was extremely pretty and Miss Dorothy Sehl is to be congratulated on
her success in the training of these
young ladies. The hall has been
converted into an entrancing scene.
enters the ministry he not only undertakes to became responsible for
everything the government may do
while he is a member, but also adopts
the policy of the government which
he enters with regard to past matters, and stands in exactly the same
position with regard to matters already determined upon as the old
members of the government. It is
also quite clear that no member of
a government is entitled to promulgate any individual opinions of his
own with regard to any question of
policy on the part of the government
of which he is a member. When a
person becomes a member of a ministry when there is any matter upon
which the government have taken a
stand although he may be opposed
to the position taken by the government, he must not say so, in fact,
Flags, ivy and pot plant were arrang- j it is his bounden duty to be prepared
ed to show to the best advantage the j to defend the announced policy with
many beautiful stalls which were un- | regard to all matters of the govem-
der good management.   The tea room j ment of which he becomes a mem-
in charge of Mrs. O'Keefe and Mrs.
Harlock, was a great success. The
flower stall, in charge of Mrs. Finn,
Mrs. McKinnon and   Miss Wachter,
ber. No government could, of course,
be carried on unless the individual
members were prepared to give way
to the majority, and if at any time a
was most attractive. The wheel of J policy is adopted by a government
fortune was in charge of Mr. J. M. I with which any member thereof finds
Finn and J. Madden. Fancy stalls ■ it impossible to agree, then there is
were in charge of Mrs. O'Leary, Mrs. j only one course for that member to
Carroll, Mrs. Laurie and the Misses take, and that is to resign his posi-
Carroll, Mrs. B. J. Perry, Mrs. 1 tion. So also when a person is re-
Hickey, and Mrs. Conlin and were; quested by the prime minister to be-
divided into two. The Misses Baylis, j come one of his colleagues, if there
Colbert, Harrison and Hickey did a' is any public question upon which
very good business at the candy i the government has taken a stand
stanll. The bazaar closes to-night j and which is pursuing a defined pol-
with a very good programme. j icy with which such a person is not
in accord, it is his duty to refuse the
Mrs. E. H. King gave a most enjoyable tea on Wednesday at her
home on Ray street in honor of her
daughter, Miss Katie, who is to be
married shortly to Mr. Keith Wilson,
of Salt Spring Island. The house
was beautifully decorated for the
occasion with masses of beautiful
white chrysanthemums intermingled
most artistically with fern and smylax. Mrs. King was assisted by her
three charming daughters and Mrs.
nurand.. Amongst the many present
were noticed Miss Newcomb, Miss
Ethel Browne, Mr. Keith Wilson, J.
Browne, Mr. E. P. Colley, Miss Tiny
and Mr. R. Monteith, Mr. and Miss
Foote, Miss Alice Bell, Miss Kate
Devereux, Miss and Miss Geneveive
Irving, Miss Fell, Miss Florence Vincent, Mr. and Mrs. Beauchamp Tye,
Miss Wark, Miss Violet Powell, Miss
position unless the government agree
to modify its stand in accordance
with his views. On constitutional
grounds and in accordance with well
defined practice in the British constitution it was therefore clearly Mr.
Aylesworth's duty to inform Sir Wilfrid Laurier that he could not become a member of his ministry unless the government would agree to
modify the obnoxious pension system
in accordance with his idea. To my
mind Sir Wilfrid Laurier and his
distinguished colleagues, who have at
present the Liberal party in their
hands, have repudiated and attempted to destroy all the vital principles
of the Liberal party of which true
Liberals have always been so proud.
Apparently the new member intends
to take a further step and repudiate
and destroy the well known princi-
Butchart, Miss Tilton, Miss Dorothy j Ples uPon which responsible govern-
Beanlands, Mr. J. Gibson, Miss K. ment rests in Canada, being founded
Gaudin, Miss Pitts, Miss  Margaret  "Pon Bvitish precedents."
Teacher of the  Pianoforte
'•Am Meer," Dallas Road.
Pupils taught Theory and Harmony and prepared for the examinations of the Toronto Conservatory of llus-ic.
Recommended by Edward Fisher, AIus. Dec, and other leading
musicians in Canada.
Terms $5.00 a month for two lessons weekly.
Goodeve, Misses Blackwood, Miss
Dorris Mason, Miss Lorna Eberts,
Miss Innes Mason, Mr. Arthur Gore,!
"So she is suing for a divorce?"
"Yes,; he isn't the kind of a hus-
Mr. K. Gillespie, Mr. Percy Keefer. | band to wllich she h«s been accus-
Miss Winifred Johnson, Miss Violet; tomed.
Sweet, Miss   Hanington, Miss   Noel i    Mack—I nuderstand he married an
Moresby. I exceptional woman.
  Wyld—I should say so. She doesn 't
think she is worthy of him.
Mr. Aylesworth's Position.
An interesting communication from
Mi*. Joseph  Martin appears in the i
Vancouver World, dealing with the,
position taken by Mr. A. B. Ayles-
•'Mrs. Gayboy seems    anxious to
marry off her daughters."
"Yes.   They have reached an age
worth who is standing for election in, wl,e» sl,e ctmt do m>' ,nore nir,il1*
North York as Pastmaster-Genert.l in ! whllS ,he-v ttl'e abm,t-"
the Ottawa cabinet. Finding the! Winnipeg despatches say it is learn-
pension and salary measure of last | cd on Sood authority that the an-
session unpopular in Ontairo Mr., »°«ncement of Sir Daniel McMillan's
Aylesworth has declared to the elec- retirement from the lieutenant-gov-
to'rs that he is opposed to the act: ernorship of Manitoba will be made
and will endeavor to have it modi-j «fter the vice-regal visit has been
fled as to amount to practical repeal., concluded. Rumor has it that Green-
Mr. Martin very rightly points out j way will succeed him, but there is the
that Mr. Aylesworth, in his anxiety best of reason for stating that the ex-
to secure election, has taken an ab-1 premier has no desire for the position
surd and impossible position. He j and is pressing the claims of Kenneth
writes in part: "Mr. Aylesworth j McKenzie, wholesale grocer, for the
has made a greal reputation fnr him- j position. Another announcement ex-
self as a laywer, and I have no doubt pected shortly is the elevation of H.
his reputation is well deserved. If I M. Howell, K.C, to the Senate,
these despatches are correct, how-
ever, it would appear that in his
practice of the law he has paid no
attention to constitutional law so far'
A new post office has been established at Fort McPherson, in the Mackenzie district. Fort McPherson is
as it bears upon our cabinet system : nearly five thousand miles distant
of government and ministerial res- j from Ottawa, and is further from
ponsibilities. It is, I think, abso-1 Edmonton north than New Orleans id
lutely clear that when a gentleman  South.
The Shoe of All NAn^Nsf"
70 Government St., 132 Government St.,
v,    (N.B.—Please mention this paper.)
English Boots
Just Arrived From England—60 Pairs Ladies' Heavy Dongola Laoe
Boots, Patent and Self Tips. ENGLISH BOOTS are admitted
to be the best wearers and the easiest fitters made.
These were made to sell for $3.50. We shall put the whole on sale
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net particularly those of one city or
one district but the interests of British Columbia as a whole.
We do not belong to that brigade
of demoralized inkslingers which is
devoted to the unnecessary stirring
up of niud) but a case has been
brought to our attention which—in
the name of all that is decent—demands investigation and explanation.
An unfortunate who has been living
in Chatham street, according to our
informant, recently was brutally assaulted by a man named O'Neil, an
ex-prize fighter and fireman on one
of the C. P. R. steamers, and kicked
in the face and abdomen, receiving
very serious injuries which necessitated treatment in hospital.
This is the second time that this
woman has been the victim of the
brutality of O'Neil, but the tough has
not been prosecuted. It is said that
the woman is 0'Neil's wife but it is
more probable that the relations es-
isting between the two are of the
character peculiar to the underworld. Be this as it may, the point
of the story told to us is that O'Neil
was not prosecuted because his escape saved the city from the expenses incurred by the woman's
treatment in hospital. In fact, our
information is that an agreement was
entered into whereby this man escaped the punishment he so richly
deserved by agreeing to pay these
If this story is true, it is about
the most disgraceful incident in the
history of municipal government in
Victoria. The story seems hardly
credible, and we sincerely hope that
our informant is in error, but why
was not O'Neil prosecutedf
The "new" mining district of
Windy Arm in which some very
promising mineral prospects are being developed, is in grave danger
from the absurd exaggeration of irresponsible newspaper men who are
flooding the Canadian and American press with the most fantastic
statements of the richness of this
district. As the scene of operations
on a large scale Windy Arm is likely
one day to be an important mining
field, but from information to hand
it is the very last section of our
country to stand "booming." The
statements made by the writers referred to bear untruth on the face of
them and must do great injury to
the prospects of what is now a very
promising country..
One Victoria scribe noted for his
utter disregard of facts in the concoction of "stories," is sending out
despatches stating that Windy Arm
"is by far the greatest thing in the
New North, greater than the Klondike ever dreamed of being"—We
never heard of the Klondike dreaming before—"and so far overshadowing Cripple Greek as to be beyond
comparison." Mso this man says:
"The estimates oi' rich ore in sight
reaches so far into the multi-millions as to stagger the imagination."
This writer, who hardly ever leaves
the streets of Victoria, adds:
"MY information is that Windy
Arm is by far the greatest mining
district yet discovered in the Canadian North."
It is this sort of arrant rot that
makes the bad reputation that has so
seriously retarded the development
of the mining resources of British
Columbia. The above is tlie language
of the wildcat promoter, of the gold
brick mail in the ruining business,
and it can hardly deoeive the biggest
fool in America.
Mr. Motherwell, Minister of Agriculture in the yet-to-be-elected Scott
Government of Sasketchewan, has
been making use of some papers
found in the pockets of an overcoat
belonging to Mr. G. Lockie Wilson,
who is taking part in the opposition
campaign in the new province. One
story is that Mr. Motherwell abstracted the papers from Mr, Wilson's overcoat while it was hanging
on a rack in a Regina hotel. Another story is that the abstraction
was done for Mr. Motherwell by one
of his friends and supporters. Mr.
Motherwell's story, duly recorded in
the Manitoba Free Press, follows:
"As the public are now aware,
Mr. Motherwell hy mistake put on
Wilson's coat at the hotel, and only
became aware of the mistake When
he went to take some papers from
the pocket and found to his surprise
two anti-Liberal leaflets entitled
'Public Lands Robbery.' Knowing
that these leaflets were for broadcast
circulation, he kept one of them, and
replacing the other, sent the coat
back to the hotel not knowing whose
it was. Later, at the meeting, he
referred to the leaflet he had kept,
saying he had found it in the pocket
of a coat he had put on in mistake
for his own. This ended the matter."
The Free Press then waxes virtuously indignant: "There is no man
in Western Canada who is better
known and esteemed by all who
know him, irrespective of party affiliations, than Mr. Motherwell. Those
who disagree with him in politics, as
those who agree with him, unite in
respecting him. This attempt to represent him as a sneak-thief—an attempt which has been utterly explod-
ed—is not properly to be regarded as
a matter of politics at all; it was an
attempt to besmirch Mr. Motherwell's personal honesty."
Nevertheless a public man—or a
private person—who would make use
of any document found in another
man's pocket without first obtaining
leave to do so from the owner, cannot be regarded as a man. of any
particular sense of honor, however
"well known" he may be in Western
on Friday morning for the Boundary
country, where they will meet with
many true Conservatives. — Nelson
Eight Hours in Smelter.
The Granby Company and its employees are to be congratulated upon
the outcome of the negotiations for
an eight hour day at the smelter.
The successful ending of these negotiations shows that it is possible
for employers and employed to come
to an understanding upon a very important matter without the passage
of legislation which usually leads to
litigation. The difficulties in continuously operating a smelter are many,
but the rights Of the employees are
entitled to every consideration. It
is unreasonable to ask men to continue to work twelve hours a day,
and the management of other smelters should arrange to follow the good
example set by the Granby Company.—Boundary Creek Times.
A "Bull."
Mr. Arch. McCallum, who is opposing Hon. A. B. Aylesworth, in
North York, is a farmer measuring
six foot six. An eastern paper, in
endeavoring to be facetious at the
expense of the poor farmer, succeeded in perpetuating a first-class Hi-
bernianism. It said that when McCallum went "after" the new postmaster-general, the latter gentleman
would have to "face" the tallest
proposition of his life.—The Colonist.
"Hot Air" Defined.
G. W. Ross, ex-premier of Ontario,
made a brilliant speech at the unveiling of the monument to Mowat
at Toronto the other day. Mr. Ross
and Sir Wilfrid Laurier stand very
much on a par in respect to the character of their oratory. They are our
two most eloquent public men. If
they adhered as strictly in practice
to principles of Liberalism as they
know so well how to glorify them in
language, the party would stand
higher in moral esteem than it does.
A Business Man.
Hon. Robt. F. Green, Chief Commissioner of the Lands and Works
Department, made a very favorable
impression during his recent visit to
South East Kootenay. He speaks
with a thorough knowledge of the
affairs of his office, and the people
can readily see that in him they are
represented by a shrewd, capable
man.—Moyie Leader.
The Ministerial Tour.
Hon. Mr. McBride and Hon. Mr.
Green have every reason to feel
gratified with their reception in the
Kootenays. The Premier reached
here last Sunday night from the
coast and since then, with Hon. Mr.
Green, spent several days in the Slocan district. While the visit is purely official in its character, Mr. McBride and Mr. Green have had ample
testimony of the popularity of their
government in the Upper Country.
Wherever they visited, they found
that the policy of the Government
was heartily endorsed. At Kaslo,
Mr. Green's old home, the citizens
tendered the touring ministers a
splendid meeting, and certainly they
have no reason to complain of the
cordiality of their reception at Nelson. It speaks well for the popularity of the Government, that the two
ministers were enabled without any
great difficulty to effect a reconciliation between the two sections of the
Conservative party here.   They left
Father of "Remittance Man'
Something to Say.
Editor, The Week,—My son has
forwarded me a copy of your excellent paper containing an article
on "remittance men." The vrai-
semblftnce of the narrative is so
startling that I can hardly believe
that the case is wholly hypothetical.
My boy does not drink to excess but
his sojourn in Canada has none the
less separated him from his money.
He has accumulated a diamond mine
(location uncertain) in Ontario; a
wheat farm (which will only grow
oats) in the prairie country, and a
ranch in British Columbia which, so
far as my investigation goes, is of
little use except to point a moral of
asceticism and tenacity, as it consists of stunted fir trees clinging to
rocks. He also has started a "chicken ranch" which (if the chickens
hatched by an expensive incubator
had lived to lay eggs instead of sinking into early graves) might have
proved a profitable investment. Into
all these ventures he was lured—I
can use no other word— by men
whose position in their respective
communities led my lad to believe
that they could be trusted. He shared the experience, cited by the writer
of the article on the "remittance
man," of getting work on a farm in
the Northwest, and his departure
thence was hastened by the discovery
that there was no hope of a bath
until the spring thaw and that none
of the windows would open. Some
weeks ago John, our old butler, came
into the study in a great state of
suppressed excitement and told me
there was a young fellow in the hall
who had shaken hands with him and
remarked, as John said, "that he
would have known me anywhere, sir,
from my likeness to Mr. William,
sir!" The visitor followed the butler into the room and inquiring of
John, "if this was the boss," announced he was pleased to meet me—
a sentiment I could not reciprocate.
He declared he was a great pal of
my son and assured me that he had,
by the instrumentality of some vague
weapon which he called a "pull at
Orterwer," got an elegant position
for him. I learned subsequently that
the "elegant position" was that of
assistant dish washer in a railway
construction camp. As the visitor
showed no signs of departing I was
compelled to have lunch announced.
At table his behaviour was not less
strange for, after asking a footman
"to show him the sink to give his
hands a rub" he addressed John as
"Say, Mister" and asked for tea in
the middle of the meal. Over his
dreadful manoeuvres with a sharpened match I will draw a veil. Now,
sir, it is true that my son, through an
ill-founded faith in the honor and
integrity of the people of your country has been fleeced. Financially he
is a failure, and he failed to be assimilated with the people he went to.
The Fall
Showing of
Fancy Plates
Never in the history of this
store have we shown so mans
styles of fancy plates or
many pretty designs oostir
fl In (act some of them cost so absurd
little that you can indulge yourself 1
out extravagance.
Q And then you needn't be afraid
breaking them.
fl The prices don t begin to
to their real value.
•I In dozens or single pieces.
fl Then there are the finer grades, 1
in dozens only, made  by potters
European royalty. You II manage to qv
some of handsome new patterns, we <
And I am thankful for it. Better thd
solid ungilt honor of a gentleman,
than a sordid scramble for dolla
which Would seem to constitute thd
creed and ten commandments of mpj
out there.
It is announced that the Rosslanl
Miner has been sold to Wm. K. EsJ
ling, of Tacoma. The Miner has ha|
many ups and downs and a particu
larly strong brand of the latter unde
the regime of Mr. C. E. Race, wh^
now retires from the management.
Frank I. Clark, who has seen conl
siderable service on the coast news"
papers and has latterly been assisting
Mr. R. M. Palmer at the provincia
bureau of information, has accepte|
a position with the Canadian Pacifi
Railway Company and will get up
pamphlet dealing with the province]
We regret to record the second de|
mise of the Nelson Tribune until
cently run by John Houston. Sincl
the departure of Mr. Houstoi
heroic efforts have been made by Mij
Blakemore to keep the paper afloat]
but without success.
A Vancouver exchange says thai
certain journalists of that city havf
in view the publication of an origina
paper   to   be   called   "The   Tw^
Voices," the idea being to have po
litical   questions   discussed    simull
taneously by two writers—a Conserj
vative and a Liberal.   The scheme il
interesting, but unless the two writ]
ers are of equal calibre the stronges;
would be liable to have the best
the   argument   irrespective   of   th
merits of the case.
Tbj first issue of the Lethbrida
Herald was issued last week unde,
the management of Mr. Simpson,
the Cranbrook Herald.
It is to be hoped that the advej
tisements in the daily papers inv]
ing school girls to earn money
canvassing for an eastern periodid
will not get any replies.     House [
house canvassing is not at all su
able work for young girls. THE WREK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1905.
Some Views on the Result.
While Liberals must receive with
pleasure news of the sweeping victory won yesterday by the party in
Alberta, they cannot but feel that
the contest was too one-sided to yield
any great cause for gratification. The
Conservative party was heavily handicapped by its own .actions; for,
throwing aside the one issue on which
it could have conducted a vigorous
campaign—that of provincial rights-
it ignored that issue completely and
tied itself down to a leader whose
record as a corporation lobbyist was
only too well known and whose platform was devoid of any feature which
could have given it weight in the
public estimation. Moreover, the
Conservatioves were badly divided
amongst themselves, and were utterly
Unable to perfect their organization
before the day of election arrived.
The mere fact that they allowed three
constituencies to go by default was
Sufficient reason to explain why many
who otherwise might have voted
Conservative ultimately cast their
ballots for Liberal candidates, for
the ordinary voter frequently judges
a political party by the vigor and
animation of its organization, probably holding the view that men who
are not strong enough to run candidates in every constituency are
scarcely strong enough to handle the
government. This was the view undoubtedly taken yesterday by many
electors in Alberta. On the other
hand, the organization of the Liberals-was almost perfect. We assert,
however, that men and records rath-
er than platforms and principles were
yesterday on trial in Alberta. The
influence of the C. P. R. was behind
Mr. Bennett and his following and
that in itself was sufficient to damn
them. Had the Conservatives kept
themselves apart from the C. P. R.
and had they made a straight fight
I on the provincial rights question, the
(house might have been more evenly
divided, although we seriously doubt
if even then the opposition could
have come within hailing distance of
the ministerial benches. In Saskatchewan, where a similar election is
shortly to take place, conditions are
different. There Mr. Haultain, who
is basing his entire campaign on the
issue which Mr. Bennett side-stepped
in Alberta, has a far better chance
of achieving success than had his fellow Conservatives of the more westerly province. Even Mr. Haultain,
however, will have a hard row to hoe
ere he can hope to attain office under present conditions, for the recent
concessions of autonomous government, granted by a Liberal parliament at Ottawa, has served to make
Liberalism immensely popular
throughout the west—Vancouver
World (Liberal).
The first general elections in the
new province of Alberta have resulted
in the return of a sweeping majority
in support of the Rutherford (Liberal) ministry. The leader of the
opposition is defeated in his own constituency and only four or flve of
his followers appear to have been
elected. The result must be accepted
as an indication that the majority of
the electors of Alberta are not concerned about the ethics of political
or public life, and justifies the confidence shown by Sir Wilfrid Laurier
that the material advantages he had
to confer would more than offset the
insult he offered to the electorate by
depriving them of liberty of control
of their schools and of their lands.
Of course the odds were heavily in
favor of Sir Wilfrid's friends, from
the peculiar arrangement of the constituencies, whereby the sparsely
settled districts dominated by influences favorable to Sir Wilfrid were
given representation relatively much
greater than that allowed to the better settled portions where the voters
could not be herded; but the gerry
mander as well as the other1 offensive
features of the Ottawa policy appears to have been forgiven. Alberta
had no leader of prominence on either side. Rutherford and Bennett
alike were unknown as administrators. It may be said that the people
simply accepted the government
nominated by Sir Wilfrid through
sheer indifference in the matter of
choice between unknown quantities.
Whether this had any considerable
influence may be better judged after
the polling in Saskatchewan. There
the leader of the opposition is a well-
tried servant of the people, arbitrarily thrust out at Sir Wilfrid
Laurier's dictation, and appealing
for vindication as against the mat
chine-made usurper who is head of
the government. From the standpoint of equity, the odds are in Mr.
Haultain's favor, while Premier Scott
has the distribution of the public
loaves and fishes as his sole recommendation. The issue in Saskatache-
wan is more interesting than was
that in Alberta.—New Westminster
Columbian  (Conservative).
The political machine in Alberta
has won out. The news has been
heralded to every part of the Dominion of Canada, and the votaries of
the machine everywhere are glad with
joy. It is needless to speculate upon
the reasons for the success of the
Liberals in that province, which it is
held presage victory in Saskatchewan
as well. The chances were carefully
weighed at Ottawa and provided for,
even to the "sinews of war." The
government had every advantage
which political ingenuity could devise. In a word, in a new country
filling up with a great variety of
nationalities and classes of people, in
which material benefits and prosperity far outweigh the importance of
political principles, the real, the far-
reaching issues, which some day will
appeal with force to the electors of
Alberta, have been obscured, if not
wholly lost sight of. The crushing
defeat sustained by the leader of the
opposition is no doubt for the mo
ment discouraging. He was handicapped to some extent by his professional connection with the Canadian
Pacific Railway as solicitor, and by
the fact that he stood for the southern half of the province, which had
been gerrymandered in the interests
of the northern half, a portion of the
province more easily controlled hy
the machine on account of its large
foreign element and the coming of the
Grand Trunk Pacific, there, as in
British Columbia once upon a time,
worked "to a turn." However, he
or his party have nothing to be
ashamed of. He fought a good fight,
on a high political plane, with well-
defined and important issues. He is
a young man of exceptional ability,
whose turn will come much sooner
than his opponents anticipate. We
cannot say that there is much stimulation in "moral victories" over
which the Toronto Globe used to exult. Nevertheless it is a greater victory for the Conservative party to
have lost in Alberta, standing upon
the platfornv they did, than for the
government to have won by the tactics which were employed to that
end—Vitcoria Colonist (Conservative).
The political situation in Alberta,
resulting from the elections of last
Thursday, is probably unique in the
parliamentary history of any of the
provinces of the Dominion. If the
final returns show that the Government has every seat in thp Legis-
ture but one, for all practical purposes it has no opposition. Its one
solitary opponent may speak against
any proposal made by the Government and have his vote recorded
against it. But without any colleague to support him, he can make
no motion or perform any of the
functions that in the ordinary course
of the proceedings of a legislature
devolve upon the opposition.   Such a
state of things is not desirable in
the public interests, apart altogether
from the party point of view. In a
legislative body that has the traditions and experience of its past for
many years to guide it, a strong and
active opposition has a bracing and
healthy influence on a government.
In a legislature newly created, the
members of which have no legislative
experience and who are without the
assistance that the records of predecessors might afford, a situation like
that which will be found in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta is certainly not desirable in the public interests. Until the details of the votes
cast in all the constituencies for the
different candidates are available, it
is impossible to form any accurate
idea of the relative Liberal and Conservative strength in the province as
indicated by the aggregate vote. It
is not to be supposed that the electorate is as overwhelmingly Liberal
as the number of members of that
parity elected might seem to show.
In many of the constituencies the
vote may have heen only slightly in
favor of the Government candidate.
It is also very probable that the election was decided to a very great extent by the votes of that large element in the electorate which is not
strongly partizan and is influenced
very greatly in its action by other
circumstances. This element is generally particularly strong in a new
country, where there are no party
of property bought by his parents for
back for a number of years and forming associations that many persons
shrink from breaking.—Vancouver
News-Advertiser (Conservative).
Ben C. Nicholas, city editor of the
Victoria Times, has returned to his
desk after a trip to the eastern cities,
the Old Country and some of the big
European centres. He looks twice as
bright—if that is possible—as before
his departure for the effete old
world, and says that he had a real
good time. Otherwise, he says little,
possibly reserving his impressions for1
an interesting story over his own signature. He admits to having feasted
joyfully in the "Cri," and to having
hit the Place de 1'Opera, of Paris,
when the electric lights were glittering.
People are saying that the recent
foggy weather has been lured from
Scotland by those fisher laBsies who
are to do things to the Nanaimo
The worthy Times, on Friday last,
headed its triumphant editorial comment on the result of the Alberta
elections with the caption "Alberta's
Voice." Urn—yes; we should rather
think so. It is just three months ago,
when the Ottawa Liberals were trying
to buy Up the voters of Alberni,
as they have bought the voters of
Alberta, that the Times was talking
enthusiastically about "Alberni's
Voice." Then something happened,
and the Times stopped talking and
the flow of whiskey on the West
Coast stopped running. Ottawa failed to bribe the white electors of
Alberni, but she succeeded with the
Dago and Doukhobors of Siftonia,
which shows of what high-class material an "enlightened Liberal electorate" is composed. But, considering the painful similarity of the Liberal campaign methods in the two
elections, we should have thought
any mention of "Voices" would have
got on the Times' nerves.
The enterprising people of Bellingham, Wash., are engaged in raising $1,000,000 by private subscription in order to subsidize a railroad
from that town to Spokane, making
Bellingham the seaside terminus. In
one afternoon the substantial sum of
$124,000 was raised by the collection
committee from twelve subscribers in
sums ranging from $1,000 to $40,00Q.
SCARF PINS from 76c. to $5.00.
PRETTY   BROOCHES from ....  $1 to $20.
ELEGANT   BRACELETS from $12 up.
USEFUL CUFF  LINKS from $5 up.
GENTLEMEN'S FOBS from $12 up.
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a        T. N. HIBBEN & CO. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1905.
Has it every occurred to anyone to
try and find a reason for the absurd
names which are being perpetually
hurled at the heads of others, either
as epithets of abuse or endearment?
For instance it is difficult to see any
particular quality of the ordinary
domestic duck which causes so many
men to so style their own beloved
ones. It is well known that the use
of the word "donkey" as a term
expressive of folly is absurd and
most undeserved by that long-suffering animal. But the creature of
whom I am thinking in particular is
the lobster. Why should this denizen of the deep (alas that he is not a
denizen of the Pacific deep) have been
chosen as a suitable companion for
those of our acquaintances whose actions cause us to consider them ridiculous? Personally, I have found
ant one reason which might well be
the true one; both the lobster and
the idiot have this much in common
that no sooner do they get off the
rocks than they get into hot water.
It is extraordinary how some people
seem positively to enjoy being in hot
water. There is one gentleman of my
acquaintance who is well known in
Victorian scholastic circles whose
keen delight in putting himself into
awkward positions is only equalled
hy the extreme haste in which he endeavors to extricate himself. In
fact, his life consists in alternating
valour with discretion—a mode of
living which does not endear him to
his immediate neighbors. Unlike the
lobster he has not yet reached the
actual hot water stage, though he
has been perilously near it; in fact
he may be said to have smelled the
lid of the saucepan, but never to
have penetrated its inner mysteries.
Not long ago this gentleman had
occasion to part with the services
of one of his assistants who had
failed to satisfy his somewhat incomprehensible desires. The parting
guest soon found another job, when
what has his astonishment to hear
that the lobster had stretched out
his claws even so far and had tried
to prevent his being engaged. Fortunately the person to whom he had
written was far too sensible to take
any more notice of the communication than to recommend it to the observation of the maligned one. Mr.
Lobster is now trying to explain
that his intervention was entirely accidental, lint these accidental excursions are becoming too frequent
and soon there may be an opportunity to see how the libel law is practised in this country.
•   •   •
Now that the campaign against
patent medicines hns started in earnest it will he interesting to see if
there will be any appreciable fulling
off in the proverbial barber-language.
Not that hnir washes are exactly in
the same class but they arc the
things which are always being
brought before our notice just when
we want to finish the comfortable
little snooze whicli is the best part
of the hair-out. I was quite expecting to find that one of our enterprising hair dressers had a new sign in
liis window this morning. How is it
that none of them took the opportunity to corral the Indian who on
Thursday might have been seen patrolling thc principal streets with a
head of hair which might well have
made a lion envious. Perhaps, bow-
ever, the wandering wonder was as
carefully guarded by his two companions as is the famous Princess
who is at present appearing at thc
Grand. I nm given to understand
that she is never allowed out of the
sight of her guardians unless her door
is locked. If she were carried off
it would indeed be a case of kidnapping, and here again we come
back to the subject of word derivations. Presumably the first victim
to be kid-napped was a small child
who was caught while asleep.
* *   *
While on this subject of words my
attention is drawn to an article whicli
appeared lately in the British Cali-
fornian on the subject of swearing.
I sometimes wonder why more effort
is not made to check this habit
which is so unmistakably the most
vulgar of all. Nobody except the
very best will take exception to an
occasional oath dragged out by the
excitement of a moment; on many
occasions it is the only way to impress a man who is in the wrong;
but that is very different from the
style of language which may be heard
at all hours of the day at any street
corner. The most painful part of it
is that the habit of constantly using
bad and foul language is becoming so
common amongst the boys of the
town. I have heard words issuing
out of the months of chubby lit|lo
children as they are running out of
school which would lend a more lurid
aspect to the realms where bad language is a prayer. But after all it
is not the children who are to blame;
what they hear their fathers say they
will of course repeat.
* *  *
There was some talk a long time
ago that the C. P. R. was going to
offer a prize for1 the best name for
the new hotel before they decided on
the name "The Empress." I was
waiting patiently to submit one
which a friend of mine had suggested to me. "Why don't they call
it 'The Brown Paint?' " he asked.
I confessed that I could not see the
allusion. "Well," he said, "You've
got 'The Brown Jud' just up the
street, so the name would be in
keeping, and as to the reason for it;
why man, isn't it going to be the
Sepia (C.P.R) hotel?" On hearing
this I fled, and I guess the editor
will not want much more after that
* *   •
There is just one more "kick coming" from me this week, and this is
due to the electric light company.
The odd thing about the decrease in
the rates charged in Victoria for the
juice is that the monthly bill is just
as large as ever. And what is the
reason of the increase of light about
seven o'clock each evening? Until
then the lights are somewhat dim,
which is a trial in printing establishments, where the very best light
is wanted all the time. At this season it is quite as dark at half past
six as it is at half past twelve. Let
us have more juice.
The Great
Knock=Down Sale
\ . «a OF
«*, -^BOOTS and SHOES
Is Increasing Every Day.     Crowds of People Go Away Perfectly Satisfied.
60 Pairs Men's Box leather lined Goodyear Welt at $3.50
30 Pairs Men's Boz Oalf Goodyear Welts, heavy soles at 3.00
60 Pairs Men's Box Calf, a very fine hoot, at  2.00
120 Pairs Ladies' Patent Kid, Goodyear Welts, full of style 3.50
30 Pairs Ladies' Dongola Kid, pat. tip, Goodyear Welts 3.00
60 Pairs Ladies' Dongola Hid, Good Welts, a dandy 2.00
75 Pairs Ladies' Dongola pat. tip lace 1.75
18 Pairs Misses' patent colt Blucher cut, stylish   2.00
60 Pairs Misses' Dongola Eid, heavy soles, pat. tip 1.50
120 Pairs Boys' Lace Boots, 11 to 13  50
24 Pairs Boys' Laoe Boots, sizes 4 and 5  1.15
Every pair of Shoes reduced.   Come and get the best value to he had for money.
■, This sale will continue until the end of this month.
36 Fairs of Men's Hip High and Thigh Rubber Boots at $6.00
James flaynard, StfSfc
PHONE   1232
Excelleut press reports are to baud
of this season's classical productions
by Mr. Charles Hanford who, with
Miss Maria Drofnah, will appear at
the Victoria in the near future.
herself in the part of the persecuted
"Nancy Williams." Richard Scott
was effectively virtuous as Alexander* McGee, with a Scotsman's ability in the gentle art of singing his j
own praises, and Albert Watson was
•an entertaining "Judge." The play;
was prettily mounted.
Ibsen's great play "Ghosts" will
be produced at the Victoria theatre
on the 22nd inst.
An excellent double bill, "David
Garrick" and "My Turn Next"
is being presented at Watson theatre
this afternoon and evening.
At the Watson theatre next week
two new plays will be presented.
Starting Monday night one of the
prettiest comedy dramas ever written,
a play that tells a story of love and
home, "New England Folks," will
be the bill. There is a sparkling vein
of comedy running through the three
acts which is just tinged with a touch
of pathos here and there that serves
to mellow and refine the lighter moments of the play. "New England
Folks" can be likened to a cool breeze
on a hot summer day—it is refreshing. On Thursday night will be presented a play that is sure to win
favor with local theatregoers—a new
dramatization of Ouida's celebrated
| novel "Under Two Flags." The
management is taking special pains
to make this production a most elaborate one and "Under Two Flags"
will very likely do the banner business of the season.
Broad Street, Between
Yates    and   Johnson
O. Renz,      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 tbat pains and money can secure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8:80.
Admission: 10 and 25c.
Starting Monday, Nov. U0
Wednesday Matinee
A beautiful play of Love and Home.
New England Polks
Starting Thursday, an elaborate production
Ouida's Masterpiece
Under Two Flags.
Week   of November 20,1905.
Management ef ROBT. JAMIESON.
Daily—7.301011.80.      Matinees ioc. all over.
Miss Maud Hughes
In Illustrated Song
"When I Think of Vou."
Madge—Woodson Sisters—Lily
Engligh Travesty Artists.
The Great Westin
"Great Men Past and Present."
Assisted by Mrs. Westin.
Du Wall and Irving
Farrest Seabury, Marie Yuill & Co.
Presenting "The Dancing Master."
New Moving Pictures
Tlie delightful little carriage of
"Princess Chicquita" was much in
evidence in the streets of Victoria
during the week, while the Princess
was also as much in evidence as
her exceedingly small stature permits
at the Grand theatre. She proved a
great drawing card. Manager Jamieson is to be congratulated on the
high class talent lip is securing for
liis popular little theatre.
Kept Cutting the Dirt Off.
Viola le Page, one of the nicest
of soubrettes, has returned to the
Savoy nnd has been holding a series
of receptions of her many friends
during the week.
The week at the Watson theatre
opened with the production of a
highly dramatic play "The Danites"
in  which  Mae Keane  distinguished  away.
The members of the family were
camping out south of town for the
day and little Georgie had been assigned the work of peeling the potatoes for dinner. After laboring
for half an hour he hunted up his
"Mom," he said, "I gotta have
some more potatoes."
"Why, I gave you enough for two
families like ours," replied in
surprise, "What did you do with
"I forgot to wash my hands," said
Georgie, "an' by the time I got all
the dirt cut off the potatoes they was
too small  to  eat.    I throwed   'em
The Prince of Piano Players
is the
It has the most perfect control of
light and shade ever attained in a;
mechanical piano player. By the
turn of a button it will transpose any
music to any one of the six different
keys, while its storage power motor
gives perfect evenness to the air pressure that operates the keys.
Hear it at
Week November 20
In their death defying spectacle,
The Devil's Chimney.
Hoop Boilers and Jugglers.
Aerial Artist.
Comedian and Dancer.
15c and 25c THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1905.
'♦ A Lady's Letter f
fy By BABETTE. ^
*|r ♦
Dear Madge, — These beautiful
Indian summer days have the strange
effect of arousing one to a keen sense
of duty, at least I find it so. For
they have awakened within me the
long delayed desire to pay many neglected calls. I have always the best
intentions in the visiting line (one
usually has) and at times the "spirit
is willing but the flesh is weak indeed." Yet calling is a more pleasant duty than of yore, when paved
sidewalks were unknown in the residential part of Victoria, and when the
loose planks had the weird practice
of "bobbing up serenely" at unexpected moments, and huge ugly
nails invariably claimed a portion
of the ruching of one's best silk petticoat, to say nothing of having one's
French heels constantly removed by
the large cracks in those board sidewalks. Such troubles are now things
of the past (thanks to the dear old
city fathers) and now one gaily trips
along the pavements with never a
feeling of fear1, save the "she-may-
he-at-home" sort of feeling which,
however, soon disappears after a few
minutes' walk in the bright sunshine. While on these calling expeditions I have noticed a few very
smart autumn frocks. Long riding-
got coats are worn a great deal in
brown and light grey cloth, but I do
not fancy this style Of gown for a
dressy costume, but for rough wear
made up in tweed serge, etc., nothing is more stylish or servicable. Unexpected touches of contrasting color occur frequently on some of the
smart dresses. For instance, on a
sapphire-blue cloth gown, trimmed
with velvet and softened with lace,
dashes of cherry colored satin were
0 jffectively brought in on the corsage.
The rose trimming of the toque was
to tone in with the satin, and it would
seem that when the fashion is followed the garniture of the coiffure
repeats the apparently inconsequent
touch of color on the gown. You will
be glad to hear that beads are to be
fashionable again. We have been
left our beads, Madge, both devotional and decorative, and although
those beads were for long mainly of
amber, pearls, or other stones more
or less costly, within recent years the
fashion of wearing long chains of
Venetian or Oriental beads was introduced. It soon became common,
and imitation beads were to be had
at so low a price that ladies dropped
bead chains as an item of their toilet.
Now I hear that beads are again
the rage in London and Paris, but in
such a guise that no cheap copy of
the fashionable and rather costly
bead necklet is possible. These
necklets are, as a rule, made of a
very small bead known as the "cut
garnet bead," which is not a garnet,
and which may be of any shade. On
some necklets there are a few straight
rows of the little beads to go round
the throat, and from these hang the
There is every indication that this
is to be a jewel season. And apropos,
the visitor to Victoria can hardly fail
to be impressed "en passant" by the
very handsome premises of Challoner
& Mitchell on Government street. And
not every one knows (residents as
well as visitors) that they are nil
heartily welcome to step inside and
inspect the fine stock of beautiful
things, even if they do not buy there
and then. The French enamel brooch
with jewels, represents the popular
craze of the season. And I must say
that these dainty ornaments in delicate pastel colorings, and pretty designs set with diamonds, rubies, or
sapphires, are most exquisite. Challoner & Mitchell have a tray full that
would fairly   make   "your   mouth
water." You can't imagine what a
delightful finish these brooches make
to the soft laces and chiffons of the
blouse or corsage for day or evening
wear. The great thing in putting
'them on is to poise them deliberately
on a smart fussy blouse and you have
a most charming effect. Tourists and
Visitors to the city are always impressed by this store's splendid display of lovely jewelry.
' Has your travelling bag a fit receptacle for a bottle of eau-de-Cologne?
if not, I would advise you to see that
it has before you take your trip
abroad. For a flask or bottle of eau-
de-Cologne "4-7-11" may be luxury
at home, but in travelling it is luxury and necessity in one, and should
never be out of the entourage, cr
ensemble; indeed, I now rank it among the essentials. Terry & Marett
always keep this well known and reliable toilet water in stock.
You who have an eye for the artistic would surely appreciate the
splendid assortment of brass and
copper fittings Weiler Bros, are showing this week. Fenders, andirons,
coal bins, fire screens, jardinieres,
etc., in quaint old designs, in copper
and brass all splendid examples of
that much sought after repousse
work. I can picture in my mind's
eye a delightful little studio or sanctum of my very own, with hangings
of copper colorings and dark green, a
high mantle shelf with a few of those
artistic copper vases with grate fittings to match. But how my pen rambles on. Yet I cannot help wondering
why it is that artistic women of
means who go in for oil painting,
wood carving, etc., are not inclined to
fit up cosy and artistic studios of this
kind. After all we women are frequently judged by our surroundings,
and we all like to be thought artistic.
Weiler Bros, have also a lot of beautiful lace for cushion covers, pillow-
shams, curtains, etc., hut I will tell
you more of these fascinating things
next week.
And now for the latest music. Of
course the craze of the moment is
"Peggy from Paris," which certainly
is a most delightful little opera. But
for good dance music, I think the
"Merely Mary Ann Waltzes" are
perhaps the most popular. Fletcher
Bros, have these two new operas in
stock, also any amount of charming
new songs; it would be really worth
your while to go to this popular
music store and look over their list.
other directions in the hope of finding any better country. No one understands this better than an old
country man like Capt. Tatlow, and it
may be taken for granted that he will
spare no effort to keep British Columbia before the attention of the old
world, in the confidence that it is only
a question of a short time when positive results will be seen. For our
part, we look for these results more
in the way of settlement than in the
sale of great quantities of fruit in
so distant a market. By all means
let the fruit trade be developed to the
limit, but its extent should never be
quoted 'as the whole or main result
of these exhibitions of British Columbia fruit. It should be stated that
the cost of these displays has been
reduced to a minimum by the kindness
and enterprise of the Canadian Pacific railway, in making arrangements
very favorable to the province for
the transportation of exhibits and attendants.
Ab effective advertising as could
be done for British Columbia in Great
Britain, is that secured by the display of the fruits for which this province is so justly famous, says the
New Westminster Columbian. The
provincial department of agriculture
has shown itself fully alive to the
opportunity, and purposes following
up the notable success of last year
with another display of British Columbia fruit that must inspire admiring attention wherever seen. Ever
since this project of advertising by
means of exhibits of the products of
the province was taken up by the
agent-general in London, the matter
has received the earnest personal attention of the minister of agriculture
at Victoria, and Capt. Tatlow deserves congratulation on the success
he has met with in supplying Mr.
Turner with the something to cheer
for that has proved so useful as a
text for discussion with prospective
settlers. Positive results from these
well-directed efforts may be slow in
materializing, because it is not the
first month or even the first year after
a man has heard of a land of promise
that he takes his departure therefor.
The impressions now being formed
will live, however ,and as inclination
or necessity procures the migration
of any horticulturists who have been
made acquainted with the possibilities
of British Columbia, we may be sure
that they will not turn their steps in
Next week's bill at the Grand includes a playlet "The Dancing Master," by Forrest Seabury, Marie
Yuill & Co., the Great Weston, in
interesting impersonations, and the
Woodson sisters, English travesty
S. E, Cor. Fort and Douglaa Strtcta
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TAKE NOTICE  that  all persons
hnving claims against the estate of
Joseph Mellon are required to forward them to Elizabeth J. Mellon,
the executrix of the said estate on
or before Friday the 1st day of December, 1905, after which date the said
executrix will proceed to distribute
the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to
the claims of which she shall then
have had notice.
Dated 13th day of November, 1905.
1. No licentiate shall keep open more
than one dental office, unless each additional office is under the direct control
and attendance of a registered dental
licentiate of this Province actually in
2. The annual fees provided for by
Section 2 of the "Dentistry Act Amendment Act, 1905," shall be $10.00, and
shall be due and payable on or before the
30th day of June in each and every year.
Any person practising dentistry for sixty
days after the annual fees are due and
unpaid shall be guilty of professional
misconduct under Section 12 of the Dentistry Act.
3. It shall be the duty of the Board of
, Dental Examiners to prosecute all cases
of breaches of the Dentistry Act or of
these By-laws, provided that after consideration such breach shall be deemed
sufficiently serious to call for such prose-
4. Among other things the following
shall be deemed to be professional misconduct :—
(a.) Aiding or abetting, by a licen
tiate, in the violation of any clause of
the Act and these By-laws respecting
the said profession in the Province;
(b.) Allowing by a practising den
tist any person, not being a licentiate,
to practice said profession under his
name or patronage or under any name
or style whatsoever in his office, or
allowing a student or licentiate who
has been convicted of any violation of
the Act or By-laws to practice directly or indirectly, or place his name or
sign in connection with the office;
(c.) Entering "by a practising dentist
into an agreement with a rejected
candidate for final examination so as
to enable him to unlawfully practise
such profession or to evade the law
respecting the practice of dentistry in
the   Province;
(d.) To publish any advertisement in
any newspaper, magazine or other
publication other than a professional
card setting forth the name, address
and profession only, which card shall
not exceed in length twenty lines of a
single column of such newspaper,
magazine or publication;
(e.) To advertise through any busi
ness firm or to allow such firm to so
(f.) To advertise under any name
i   other than this own, or under a corporate name or any firm name;
(g.) To advertise under any name
or firm name other than his or her
own, or under a corporate name,
whether by signs or notices in the
newspapers, magazines or any oilier
(h.) To post up any placards setting
forth his name, address and profession in stores, street-cars or elsewhere,
or to distribute pamphlets or circulars or other article containing any
5. Every licentiate who has been guilty of any indictable offence under thc
Criminal Code of Canada shall be deemed to have been guilty of misconduct
under Section 12 of the Dentistry Act.
6. (a.) Preliminary requirements for
articled students hereafter shall be a
certificate of matriculation in the Faculty of Arts of any Canadian University
or other university recognized by the
Board, or its equivalent;
(b.) The fees payable by students
shall be as follows:
Registration fee $10.00
First year examination fee .. .. 30.00
Second year examination fee... 30.00
Third year, or final examination
fee, including licence 30.00
(c.) The students' curriculum of
studies and examinations shall be as
Second Year—Written examinations
on Operative Dentistry, Prosthodontia,
Anatomy,      Physiology,     Chemistry,
Medicine and Surgery, Materia Medica, Crown and Bridge Work, and
Orthodontia; practical examinations
on Chemistry, Dissentions of the head
First Year.—Written examinations
on Histrology, Bacteriology, Comparative Dental Anatomy, Physics, Materia
Medica, Operative and Prosthetic
Technic, Metallurgy and Anatomy of
the bones and muscles of the head and
neck; practical examination on histrology, Operative and Prosthetic
and neck and one other part, Prosthodontia, Crown and Bridge Work,
Operative Dentistry, Orthodontia and
Porcelain Work.
Third Year—Examinations same as for
graduates for the licence, written examinations on Chemistry, Materia
Medica and Therapeutics, Histrology,
Bacterioriology, Pathology, Anaesthesia, Operative Dentistry, Orthodontia, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontia,
Metallurgy, Crown and Bridge Work,
Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene;
practical examinations on Operative
Dentistry, Prosthodontia, Crown and
and Bridge Work and Porcelain
7- Hereafter the meetings of the
Board for the purposes of examination
of candidates for the licence shall be
held alternately in Victoria and Vancouver, beginning on the third Monday in
May in Victoria and on the third Monday in November in Vancouver, and
shall be concluded in six days or less.
8. All candidates must obtain not less
than 70 per cent, in Operative Dentistry
and Prosthodontia, and not less than
50 per cent, in all other subjects, and
not less than 70 per cent on the whole
9. All by-laws conflicting with the
above are hereby repealed.
Situate in the Skeena Mining Division.
Where   Located—At   Kitsalas
Canyon, Near Skeena River.
TAKE notice that I, Patrick Hickey,
Free Miner's Cerfificate 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-
tiucate No. B65484, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of 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.
Notice is hereby given that the reservation, notice of which was published in the B. G. Gazette, and dated 9th
August, 1901, covering a belt of land
extending back a distance of ten miles
on each side of thc Skeena river between Kilsilas Canyon and Hazelton, is
Notice is also given that that portion
of the reservation, notice of which was!
published in the B. C. Gazette and dated 27th December, 1899, covering a belt
of land extending between the mouth of
Kitimat River and Kitsilas Canyon, is
rescinded in so far as it covers land lying between Kitsilas Canyon and a point
in the Kitimat Valley, distant ten miles
in a northerly direction from the mouth
of Kitimat River, and that Crown lands
thereon will be open to sale, pre-emption and other disposition under the provisions of the Land Act, on and after
the eighth (8th) day of December next:
Provided that the right of way of any
railroad shall not be included in any
lands so acquired.
Deputy    Commissioner   of Lands and
Lands  and  Works  Department,
Victoria, B. C, 31st August, 1905. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1905.
Politics in Nelson
Interesting Situation Results
Prom Premier's Visit—A Kootenay Octopus—Our Silver in
the Far East.
Nelson, November 14.
The event of the week in Nelson
has been the visit of the Premier and
the consequent upheaval in the local
Conservative parties, the result of
which is yet to be seen. The Conservative Union and the Conservative Association held a meeting of
their respective executives and resigned, and R. S. Lennie, more or
less a persona grata to both factions,
was elected president (by the executives) to the new and consolidated
party. Then the Premier came along
and a rousing meeting was held with
some 45 people present. The Premier stated the one thing that Nel-
, son people of all shades of political
opinion wanted him to state, and
that was he wot in favor of this eity
having a courthouse worthy of the
Kootenay and thought that $75,000
would be a fair sum to appropriate
for such a purpose. But that meeting went further and elected a president and secretary and seventeen of
an executive. When the turmoil of
the ballot was over it was discovered
that on the new board only four of
the Houstonites were represented.
Naturally there was trouble, and on
November 13 another Conservative
meeting was held at which about 90
men were present. These men regretted the steps taken hy the previous meeting and demanded that an
annual meeting be called for the election of officers, and further declared
that the dissolution of the previous
society was a measure not within the
province of the executives and should
have been submitted to a meeting
of the whole membership—or as
many as would attend—of either of
the parties. Notices to this effect
have been sent to the ex-chiefs of
the old party and to the newly nominated chief of the united organization. If effect is not given to these
resolutions trouble may be expected;
if it is so given then peace will probably ensue and a united party stands
a fair chance of electing a successor
to John Houston should that mys-
terous gentleman resign his seat.
Whether John Houston will or will
not resign his seat is rather more
than problematical. To a certain extent it depends upon the mayoralty of
Nelson and that pivots almost exclusively upon the manner in which
the fight against the West Kootenay
Power & Light Company is conducted. It was said here that no public meeting could have any effect upon the judicial bench. That is
theoretically true to n certain extent.
But if the tactics of the West Kootenay Power Company were inspired
with thc idea of delaying the appeal,
on the grounds that the season for
Working should be over for tlie year
and that their own plaint that the
injunction (which never should have
been granted) was not obeyed should
be heard in advance— that the eom-
reverently, according to popular belief, the august footsteps of that august Christian, John D. Rockefeller, in
that it is presumed to want to control the whole of the water power in
the Kootenay just as its alleged prototype wants to control the marketing of all oil produced in the United
States. If the city should lose its
appeal it will be in stormy waters
and that stormy petrel John Houston may return, like Mother Carey's
chicken, to his natural habitat.
The Tribune, for the 'steenth time,
has suspended publication and Nelson has only the one paper which,
however, is rising to be a power in
the land, having a circulation which
a coast paper might envy and being
more newsy than most. Likewise in
Rossland the Miner has once again
changed hands, going into the control
of W. K. Esling, formerly of the
Trail Creek News, a good Conservative. Mr. Esling did very well in
Trail and he is popular in Rossland
and, therefore, will have a power
utterly denied to his predecessor.
The metal market has been steadily advancing for weeks past and at
the present time lead has so advanced
(£15 5s.) that it has almost reached
the point where the government
bounty will be wiped out. Copper
is also high and silver has a better
market than it has had for a long
time past. Large shipments of the
latter metal are being made through
London to India and the Straits Settlements and to China. These come
from the United States smelters and
refineries to a large extent. Excepting San Francisco, the United States
does not obtain much of the Canadian silver, the Trail smelter shipping
itself direct to China, which is as
it should be. However, there is a
much larger market for silver in the
Orient than is realized in the silver
producing regions of British Columbia and the market generally wants
that silver in money tokens. It is
given it in that form eventually but
first it passes through the hands of
the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank,
thence to the Chinese mints and finally gets into the hands of the people who in turn are shipping goods
to Canada and the United States and
receiving in payment other silver
which, sent in bullion, has to be
monetized over there. The United
States saw the point long ago and established a trade dollar, afterwards
withdrawn for political purposes, as
its success in the Far East was such
that it practically drove out the
Mexican and the Japanese dollar. A
Canadian mint, should it ever take' a
step of this kind, would be a great
factor in diverting trade from the
Far East and India to Canada and at
j the same time would be of great
benefit to the silver miners of Kootenay. Some day a commission to the
Far East, talked of in Victoria nine
years ago, will elicit the facts in this
by Senator Templeman or Mr. Geo.
Riley to the free and independents of
Victoria. Alberta, thank Heaven!
is not British Columbia.
John Oliver, M.P.P., has been getting in some fine practice for the
opening of the Legislature, in New
Westminster, the victims being the
members of the fishery commission.
Mr. Oliver attacked the provincial
fisheries commissioner, Mr. Babcock,
accusing him of aiding American interests at the expense of British Columbia fishermen. The commission
closed up in New Westminster on
Tuesday evening.   ,
Tho first monotype machine to be
installed in British Columbia is being
rescued from packing cases in Cusack's printery. It has beeii purchased   by   the   proprietors  of  The
  Week, and with duty added has cost
pany was so inspired is one of the j over $4,000.   But it is a lovely ma-
Thirty Nine Articles of Religion in
Nelson—then they have failed of their
object ns the Full Court will hear the
appeal on November 22 and will not
hear their plaint until November 25.
New evidence recently prepared by
snrvey last week shows that a rock
to get across from the city side to
that of the West Kootenay Power &
Light Company plant would have to
cross a hole from 30 to 60 feet deep
and then having rolled down stream,
despite its angularity and irregular
bottom, for 3,000 feet, would have to
climb up a bank 16 feet high in
order to enter the intake of the
power company. The Full Court will
find it hard to believe that. In a
small way, but with the best of good
will the power company is following
It is easier to write  articles on
"Success" than to command it.
E. O. Malins, who closed a strenuous career in New Westminster recently hy hurried departure "across
the line," was working for a time in
a Washington State logging camp.
Finding himself watched he jumped
all the way to Chicago, where, it is
said, he made things a trifle too
lively to be healthy. He is now
working somewhere "Down East."
Alderman Goodacre objects in time he is pretty sure to be
the next Mayor of Victoria.
The current issue of the B. C.
Mining Record has a very interesting
—and illustrated—article on the
Windy Arm section, amongst other
good things. Editor Jacobs is making
the Record an excellent and reliable
Hon. R. Prefontaine, Minister of
Marine and Fisheries, will go to
England next week to confer with the
imperial authorities on the subject
of the establishment of a naval
militia in Canada. The scheme involves the establishment of navigation schools in the Dominion.
A highly imaginative Liberal
newspaper, the Manitoba Free Press,
Buspects the Canservatjves of murderous tendencies. It says in a recent issue: "The Conservative politicians were prepared to pursue obstruction to the point of literally
killing Sir Wilfrid Laurier, who was
in weak health just before the session began. The reasoning was that
if he could be killed or driven into
retirement by wrecked health, a Conservative administration would succeed, and the Grand Trunk project
would collapse."
chine and will earn untold gold for
its owners.   At least, they hope so.
Professor Hamilton held another
successful demonstration in the Labor
Hall, Douglas street, on Wednesday
evening. He has already several
cures to his credit among Victorians,
one of whom, an old prospector who
has been suffering from rheumatism,
is loud in his praise of the magnetic
The Grits want the earth. Victoria
Times already is worrying about
what will happen at the next elections—two years distant—to the McBride government. What will happen will cause The Times as little
joy as would the result of an appeal
Victims of Old Jokes.
A hospital surgeon says that there
is more facial paralysis among bank
paying-tellers, photographers and elevator operators than in any other
classes. He accounts for it with the
words:  "Old jokes."
"Jokes!   How so?"
"Whenever a bank clerk hands out
a fresh, crisp bill, the man on the
other side of the window says, 'New
money, eh? Made it yourself, I suppose?' It is up to the teller to force
a laugh. The man on the chair says,
'Ain't you afraid I'll break the camera?' He would be mortally wounded if the operator did not laugh. One
man out of every ten will enter an
elevator and say to the hoy at the
rope, 'Lots of ups and downs in your
life, ain't there?' The boy forces a
"Year after year of this sort of
business tells in the long run. The
victims come here for treatment, and
we can hold out no hope to them unless they get into another line of
And Hubby Was Mique.
Said a man in a spirit of pique
To his wife. "In that hat you's a
"To get your own meals 1"
"Sir, you'll see how it feels!"
Cried   his   wifey:   "Ta-ta   for
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