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New Houses For Sale
. A number of new homes, Modern In
every respect. Easy monthly hiatal-
B.C. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
■".-_      40 Government St.
Xmas Number of PROGRESS
Call and See Onr Special - '*• «
December   _ -»
All prices reduced daring December -
Hicks & Lovick Piano Co.
88 Government St., Victoria, B.C.
Vol.1.   No. 80.
Price 8 Cents.
ftRirniVl'C   Peaches, tin   25e.,
\anirrnx o apricots.tm  25c,
ruyn AO        'ears.tin  30c.
CA I Kn9   "   Singapore Pineapple, 2 lor   25e.
DIXI H. ROSS & CO., The Independent Cash Grocers
Ghristmas Cake
London and Vancouver Bakery
Phone 861 D. W. HANBURY, Prop.
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makes splendid Chicken Food,   'fry a sack.
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the Hotel Victoria
Steam E. CAVE, Proprietor
S Throughout amwlcan Plan, $2.00 a Day and Op
a Government Street, Victoria, B. 0.
castle walls. The choice of a bride
for the Czar was peculiar. According to some of the chroniclers 1,500
young women were brought together,
the provincial governors making, under instructions, the preliminary selections. When the seraglio was
filled the sovereign made his choice,
when the rest of the girls were either
made the companions of the bride or
sent home. Ivan's first wife was
Anastasia. Shortly after his marriage she disappeared. Then a fit
of fury seized the Caar. The inhabitants of Pskov having some complaint to make, approached the Czar.
He had them seized and poured
lighted brandy on them. As he was
about to kill them news came that
the bell of the Kremlin had fallen.
That was a bad omen, and Ivan took
horse and rode full speed to the
scene of the accident.
How many wives he had is not well
known; He had a way of his own in
getting rid of them. The fiendish
nature of the man was shown at
Novgorod. There, had been some religious differences between Ivan and
the clergy, the inhabitants sidingi
with their priests. The houses of the
bishops were riillaged and the occupants slaughtered. The women were
not spared. They were "driven
naked through the streets^-beaten
with whips," and finally^shot down.
Other massacres followed; The
strangest thing is that Ivan was in
the habit of sending in lists of those
who had been murdered by his orders
and requesting that prayers be said
for the repose of their souls. Forced
to refer to the nice distinction between "terrible" and "cruel," the
author writes that Ivan was a perfect "virtuoso in the art of inflicting suffering and cansiher death."
Is Your House Wired?
e have    e largest stock of Fixtures and Electric
'     House Fittings in B. C.
^Government Street Victoria, B. C,
The   Colonist   Emerges   From   the
Shades of Cold Obscurity and
Enters Society.
The eentral Fish Market
Kippered Salmon, Herring^^^^^ Bloaters 6c.
Ladies' High-Cut Felt Slippers, bound with Fur. all colors, were $1,50, this week
' 95c.   Children's patent ankle-strap slippers 50c.
Gentlemen's Carpet Slippers, were $1.   Sale Price 50 <3ents.
For Readers of * The Week'
■$10   CASH-
as a New Year's Gift for the best definition oi the words "is" and "are," and why psople
say Twice HAKE 22, instead oi Twice 11 IS 22.
H22-(i.e. Twice 11 Is 22) is our 'Phone Mo. lor Local and Long Distance, to the Sound,
Vancouver ond elsewhere.
The Christmas and New Yeir best present from Parents to Children is a Business Course.
As one lond parent said to his daughters, "What is the cost?" The reply being: Proficiency
to your own satisfaction is guaranteed for: Shorthand $35, Typewriting $20, Telegraphy 050,
Quick Figuring $20, a total of 1126, but payments may be made by Installments with a small
percentage added. 1 can start any day aud hare the freedom of the College until completion.
You see, dear dad, it is no good being only handsome aud well dressed. I want to be useful
and help you, dr earu my own living. Think what I eould do tor mother If anything happened to you
' NORTON PRINTZ, Prinoipal.
See line at foot of page, out It out and Bend with reply.
The author of "Ivan the Terrible," K. Waliszewski, is an apologist for a human monster. He
draws a nice distinction between
"terrible" and "cruel," either term
fitting the man. Custine wrote of
thefCzar as one who "out-ran the
limits of the sphere within which
God permits His creaBiire to work
harm." He declares that Ivan's
figure "is a nightmare, whose name
is terror, the emulation of Nero and
Caligula—the Terrible."; Mr. Waliszewski advises his readers to
"brace their nerves" so as "to meet
some severe shocks." In introduo
tory chapters the political and social
life, with the manners and customs
of the Russians in the sixteenth century, are described. From the' six-
tenth to the eighteenth century
Russia lived apart from European
civilization. She was as huge as she
was barbarous.
Ivan the Terrible was born in 1530.
Placed at the tender age under the
tutelage of certain bishops, he was
taught early the first lessons of
cruelty. Culprits were slaughtered
before ' his eves. His amusements
were hideous. For his special delectation'dogs were thrown from the
The Colonist no longer lingers in
the cold obscurity that marks the
deserts outside of the boundary walls
enclosing the "choicest" of Vic-;
torian society. Long has British Columbia's first and foremost newspaper stood shivering without the
portals of The Blest, and at last the
opportunity has arrived, for Mr.
Charles Harrison Gibbons, erstwhile
of the World, the Province, the Times
and other leading newspapers too
numerous to mention, has condescended to join the staff of the Colonist,
with the latchkey to the most exclusive kitchens in his pocket.
There is no writer more famous in
British Columbia today for his splendid misuse of superlative adjectives;
his brilliant indifference to the meaning of common nouns, and his proud
superiority to the vulgar laws of
composition than Mr. Charles Harrison Gibbons. The mild tea party
will henceforth develop into a Bun
Banquet; the small and early dance
will be transformed into a Princely
Ball, and it will not be safe for a
maiden to be seen talking to a man
on a street corner without the announcement of an Engagement in
High Life.
Victoria will not be considered slow
any longer. The most sensational incidents will be recorded, with their
habitat iu this peaceful city, in the
newspapers of San Francisco, Chicago and even Vancouver. The astonished citizen may gape open-
mouthed daily on the arrival of
these enterprising journals at the
undreamt-of things that have been
going on around him, all emanating
from this noted descendant of tho
historian of the decline and fall of
the roaming empire. And for all
these blessings, Victorians may return thanks to the distinguished
journalist, who is said to have boasted on his arrival from a city tired !»
of his genius that he would make ~
Victoria "the greatest fake news
centre of North America."
His services in the press of this
Province, in the cause of Sabbath
Observance and the Young Men's
Christian Association—services which
he is so well fitted to render—are too
well-known to require enumeration.
Thrums has its J. M. Barrie;
Dmmtoehty its Ian Maclaren, and,
thank Heaven! Victoria has its
Charles Harrison Gibbons.
Our Christmas Greeting
In Acrostic.
Prepared especially for The Christmas Week.
By Agnes Deans Cameron.
A MERRY CHRISTMAS to us all, my dears. God
bless us. "God bless lis every one!" said Tiny
Tim the last of all.
—Charles Dickens.,
IRTH is God's medicine.
—Henry Ward Beecher.
EVERY first of January is a remarkable turning
point in our career.
—Robert Louis Stevenson.
D EJOICE that you are alive.
EST is the sweet sauce of labour.
OTJNG or old, we are all on our last cruise. If
there be a fill of tobacco among the crew, for
God's sake pass it round, and let us have a
pipe before we go!
—Robert Louis Stevenson.
OME and honour, 0 my brothers, Christmas
Day I Call a truce then, to our labours—let
lis feast with friends and neighbors and be
merry as the custom of our caste.
—Rudyard Kipling,   i
BAP on more wood; the wind is chill; but let it
whistle as it wOl, we'll keep our Christinas
merry still I
—Sir Walter Scott.
OSY," repeated Swiveller, "pass the rosy. May
the wing of friendship never moult a feather,
and may you ne'er want a friend or a bottle to
give him."
—Charles Dickens.
I KNOW that dancin'«. nonsense.—George Eliot.
_ 0 in every part and corner of our life, to lose
£)   one's self is to be the gainer; to forget one's
self is to be happy.
—Robert Louis Stevenson.
THEN arose a joyous clamor from the wild-fowl
on the mere, and a voice within cried,' 'Listen!
—Charles Kingsley.
MAY every blessing that the prayers of a true and
earnest heart can call down from the source' of
all truth and sincerity cheer and prosper yon.
—Charles Dickens.
AND it is more important that a person should
talk pleasantly of common friends and Ihe
thousand and one nothings of the day and hour,
than that she should speak with the tongues of
men and angels.
—Robert Louis Stevenson.
STRAIGHTWAY answered the Colonel's son,
"Do good to bird and beast."
—Rudyard Kipling.
FORTUNE and victory sit on thy helm!
REJOICE, 0 young man, in thy youth; and let thy
heart cheer thee.
-The Bible.
OH, may now the fair goddess, Fortune, fall deep
in love with thee: Prosperity beThy pagel
MEN cannot live isolated; we are all bound together
for mutual good or else for mutual misery, aa
living nerves in the same body
,_, HE times (as Carlyle says) are bad; very well,
I     you are there to make them better.
—John Burroughs.
ELLO—a great deal of steam!  The pudding was
|"f out of the copper!
—Charles Dickens.
EACH good thought or action moves the dark
world nearer to the sun.
WAS ever yet a sound by half so merry as your
schoolboy's laugh?
EVER keep Hope, for in this is strength, and he
who possesseth it can worry through typhoid.
—Rudyard Kipling.
EVERY one knows that it is not over the virtues
of a curate-and-tea-party novel that people are
abashed into high resolutions.
—Robert Louis Stevenson.
1/ NOW then, that Father Time is not always a
■*•    herd parent, anl though ho tarries for none of
his children, he often lays his hand lightly on
those who use him well.
—Charles Dickens.
Out this Coupon ont and mtajm in "Ply '« 20th O**™* *"■» Competition. 2
| ♦ Tenants of Moordene Manor $
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TF An Original and Seasonable Story vF
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T Written for ••Christmas Week" by T. L. Qrahame. **
My journey to Sheffield had been
rewarded by the capture of an order
for the complete refitting of Messrs.
Carnbv, Jefferson & Co.'s great
machine works with the tools' supplied by my firm, Messrs. The T.
Spott Company of Pittsburg, Pa. It
was the best order ever secured by
my firm, and I felt well pleased as
I sent off a code cablegram outlining
the order, and notifying my employers that I should sail from Liverpool
two days afterwards on the White
Star liner Titenic for New York.
jSomehow I felt that my hard and
delicate work in winning what had
really been a diplomatic battle
against considerable odds, deserved a
day off all to myself, the indulgence
for a few hours, of tjhe eccentric
streak in my character; for, to the
commercial world I am known only
as Silas Biddle, a hard-headed, practical, almost soulless Yankee, who
sells nails, tools and steel fittings,
and sells them pretty well, too. The
commercial world knows me not as
the author of a little work on the
architectural antiquities of New
York; but that is my pet avocation-
architectural antiquities. That is the
reason why, I chose the English trip
in preference to the China one,
thought the latter certainly offered
greater monetary inducements.
They told me in Sheffield that if I
tpok train to Upperby on the Yorkshire moorlands, nearly on the borders of Lancashire, procured there a
good horse, and followed the old Roman way across the most unfrequented part of the wold, I should come
upon a deserted mansion, built, it
was said, in the time of James the
First, As a portion of the place was
in a fairly decent state of repair I
could spend the night there, if not
afraid of ghosts, which I am not,
examine and sketch its peculiarities
Oil the morrow, ride then to TJllton
Junction, where I could leave the
hor~- and cabcli the express at noon
for .jiverpool, in time to join the
The plan delighted me. Mounted
on a sturdy roan I found myself,
late on a gray afternoon near the
end of December, cantering along the
Roman way, filled with joyous anticipations of a few hours of bliss investigating and limning the ancient
mansion's beauties. As I rode up
what had once been the drive, now
wild with tangled and matted weeds,
fetid and dank under the gloomy
jireade of beeeh and elm boughs, tbe
utter desolation of the place smote
m ohillin?ly, and only the view of
lite noble front, of the mansion raided my spirits to their wonted level.
■ Here was what I had seen in my
dreams and had hoped with great
yearnings to see in reality some day.
Better still, I was to have the old
bouse and its memories all to myself
for tlhe night.
Stabling my nag in the most sheltered portion of the decaying mews,
and seeing him comfortably provided
for, I took a quick run over the old
manor It is needless to describe the
innumerable delights which its rambling passages, unexpected turns and
windings, unaccountable odd nooks
and corners gave me. Nor expatiate
upon the joy with which I examined
its carvings in wood and stone, wip-
iner away the thick dust and mildew,
tbe mould and secretions of time, in
order to study their quaint forms.
' Nor my wonder at the vast baronial
fireplaces witli their ponderous mantels, the dark, mouldering wainscot-
ting, the mullioned windows, still
holding much of the old glass lozenges, here and there an armorial
device in faded colors; I was like a
ehild new fetched to Fairyland amidst
ft all.
' From the spacious hall rose, at the
fnd facing tjie main entrance door,
a grand stairway, wide enough to take
a score of men abreast. I ascended
to the upper floor, notebook and pen-
. "eil in hand, to jot down a few details
rre night, now falling fast, should end
rill such labors. Here also the same
evidences of solidity in construction
'rppeared everywhere. In one of the
rooms I found an enormous easy
chair, its woodwork worm eaten, but
the elegant carvings braving the tooth
pt time. It was evidently meant for
solid comfort.    To lug   this   four-
poster downstairs into what) I took
to be the library, where I intended
to pass the night, was no easy task.
Further foraging disclosed a little
solid mahogany tjable in one of the
smaller apartments, and this ponderous article of furniture I likewise
deposited, after a struggle, in the
library, comfortably, to my hand!
from the easy chair .
At one side of the Gargantuan
fireplace I heaped up a huge pile of
oak and ash billets which I had gathered in the grounds. In tjhe grate,
guarded yet by its massive wrought-
iron ^"i of quaint and curious workmanship I built a roaring fire. On
the table I spread out my provender,
including a package of my pet Key
Wests and a flask of the wine of the
country. It takes a Yankee, I think,
to fix things comfortably and extract
the quintessence of luxurious ease
out of any situation on earth. Getting through my business notes, entering up my diary and arranging my
programme for the morrow I filed
them all away and sat back in tjiat
big arm chair for a long, sober and
happy reverie. As midnight approached the wind, which had been
rising steadily all evening, rambled
in the chimney and groaned around
the corners and eaves and gables.
What a weird, humanlike sound it
made in the corridors and passages;
moaning and sobbing uncannily;
sometimes like people whispering and
muttering to one another. Luckily
there is not a particle of superstition
about Silas Biddle, and not much
fear, either; so the thundrous slam
of a door upstairs just as my watch
pointjed the noon of night, did not
scare, though it startled, me from
the hearth-dream into which, under
th" combined narcotics of the Are
and my cigar, I had been sinking.
Through the curling incense of fragrant cigar smoke visions of home
and infancy, far across the wide Atlantic, coiled up enchantingly before
me, and I longed for the pinions of
the frurate bird, supreme in flight:
"At even thou look'st on Senegal;
At morning on America."
Behind me suddenly the door opened, and hearing a heavy tread I turned in time to behold (almost face to
face), a tall, well-built man of mili-
tar- bearing, clad in the costume of
James the Second's time, entering.
I suppressed the impulse to salute
him, and. he took no notice of me,
but walked deliberately, head slightly
bent in thought, to the side of the
fireplace unoccupied by my chair and
table, turned his back to the genial
glow, put both hands under the
skirts of his riding coat and proceeded to warm himself as male Britons
have been wont since history records
anvtjhini». In that flickering imperfect light I could not get a clear view
of his face, but enough to show me
that it was very stern and sinister
in expression.
His large, prominent eyes surmounted by well-arched brows, glittered unpleasantly under the brim of
his plumed beaver; the nose had been
broken at the bridge and exhibited a
somewhat unsightly depression. On
cheeks, jaw and chin scars and cicatrices helped to accentuate the forbidding ugliness of the countenance.
The mouth, hidden under a heavy
black moustache, seemed to be large
and coarse, with tightly-compressed
lips. Feet and lower limbs were encased in the great overhang jackboots
of the oeriod; his long-skirted, plum-
colored riding coat fell open off his
chest, dsiplaying a plain waistcoat of
puce color, across which ran a broad
leathern baldrick supporting a hanger such as commissioned officers of
thnt time wore. The face was ruddy
as if tanned by exposure to all
weathers and all climes. The man's
whole appenrance denoted great
bodily strength and activity. I
should say he was somewhere in the
neighborhood of fifty years, for the
hair peeping from under his wig was
iron grey, and the sable moustache
was shot) with the same. Now nnd
then he gnawed a thumb nail, while
across his gloomy countenance there
flitted a saturnine smile, remarkably
enhancing its evil look. Once or
twice he threw back his head andj
lauffhed     harshly,   seemingly   well
pleased with his thoughts.
How long he stood thus communing
with his own fancies I cannot say,
but, the door again opened and a
young fellow of sweet countenance
and elegantly attired in house costume, ushered into the room a graceful, wood-looking young lady, who
replied to the sweeping, and somewhat mocking bow of the first comer
with a pretty courtsey and a smile
ijhat beautified her interesting and
innocent face.
"Mistress Ada," began the elder
man in strangely harsh, commanding
tone, as of one accustomed for many
years to giving orders where it was
death to disobey, "Mistress Ada,
thou hast the knightly scruple in
keeping appointments. My service to
thee, sweet lady, would that my officers might emulate thy good example. I have ridden hard and far
to-night to keep this tryst."
"Oh, Sir Beverley, thank not me,
buff Selby here, but for him with his
nice point d'honnenr in such trifles,
I fear 'twould have been but a woman's trysting on my part."
"Yes, Colonel, I confess 'twas rude
of me to carry her off hither nilly
willy in the midst of a most charming duetto, but I knew thy punctilio,
and rather would have Mistress Ada's
resentment than that she should risk
thy wrath, Sir."
"Faith," sneered Sir Beverley,
casting a quick glance of dislike at
the young man, "faith, such duti-
fulness is truly angelic in so bold a
warrior;" then, with asperity, "Mistress Ada, I fancy, is quite able to
keep her own engagements without
^assistance. I have craved this meeting with the lady. May I request
you now, Sir, to withdraw, and be
gracious enough to close the door
after ye? My appointment is with
the lady alone, not with you."
The cool truculence of the tone,
the implied menace in the attitude of
t,he older man, accompanied with the
dark look which still distorted his
pT'*»> face, seemed inappropriate unless more was meant than met the
ear. The younger man reddened
"I do not withdraw at your orders,
Colonel Dashwood; but if it be Mistress Ada's wish?"
He gazed enquiringly toward the
lad^ who appeared to be struggling
with various emotions.
"If you please, Selby," she said,
"just for a few moments. Sir Beverley has asked me to hear somewhat
of importance in private."
"In private, Ada!" exclaimed the
young man in surprise, "in private,
and with the renowned Sir Beverley
Dashwood, Ada," he continued with
a most singular emphasis on the concluding words. Dashwood's face was
a study in demoniac expression. It
was wrinkled like a gargoyle's.
"May Captain Nelthorpe remain,
Sir Beverley?" she coaxingly asked,
smiling and turning toward the veteran.
"Most certainly not!" thundered
he. "Cannot I speak a few words
of counsel privately to my old commander's daughter without spies and
eavesdroppers thrusting lug into the
matter? No, by God, Mistress Haz-
elby, hear me as I request or I'll
horse and across the moor again!"
Tbe coarse vehemence of the
man seemed to arouse the high spirit
of the young lady. It was the daughter of a soldier now who faced the
knight, her white bosom heaving
with rising anger, her face transformed from its wonted placidity to
the animated features of resentful
pride. Miss Hazelby cried in a clear
rinsing voice.
"Sir Beverley Dashwood, surely
you forget your manners thus to
speak to me. How dare you insult
me thus, and insult Captain Nelthorpe ? I will hear you now in what
you have to say. Captain Nelthorpe
stands in a relationship to me that
makes it perfectly proper he should
hear anything that may be said to me.
Captain Nelthorpe shall remain, Sir
I command you to stay here, Captain
Nelthorpe," she said imperiously,
glancing over her snowy shoulder at
the young soldier.
"Ha!   Ha!   Ha!"
The room rang again with the
harsh echoes of Sir Beverley's unrestrained merriment.
"Bravo!   Bravo! my lady.   God to
witness, now, why    could not    thy
father have waited to see this rarity,
instead  of letting himself be  shot
uselessly   like a chivalrous fool, in
the Sedgemoor fight?   Little he wot
of the Minerva he 'd bred for dangh- j
ter!   Gad! thou, Mistress Ada, for a
soldier's wife.   Bestow not thy hand I
on n milksop or train-bearer!" and
Sir Beverley stared hard at Captain,
Selby Nelthorpe. I
In a moment she was at the side
of the old soldier, her arm rigid as
stone pointing straight to the door,
which Captain Nelthorpe now held
wide open.
"Go!" The white lips framed no
other word, though the eyes were full
of unspeakable things as they glanced
and snarkled under the excitement
of hio'h anger.
"And. Mistress Ada, if I refuse
to 'go'?" and the knight mocked her
accent and action in a Very provoking
"Refuse!" shouted Captain Nelthorpe with passionate fury, drawing
his light court sword and striding
"Fie, fie, boy," sneered Sir Beverley unconcerned, his back to the
fire and his hands still under his coat
skirts, "trifle not with God's mercies
thus, lad, when thou'st the finest
petticoat in all England to shield
thee. Tut, child, put up thy toaster
and lackey Mistress Hazelby as God
meant thee to do—thee and thy like;
though, faith, a soldier Is daughter
deserves a soldier for spouse, not a
 "    The last word was such as
might have  been  expected  from  a
denizen of the kennels.
A hoarse cry of uncontrollnble indignation burst from the Captain's
lips as he rushed madly upon his
brutal insulter. Ada blocked the
way, qrasping with both hartds his
sword wrist and clinging desperately
thereto, gasping:
"Not yet, Selby, not yet. For
God's sake, dear, leave him now. Another time for this, Selby."
"Ada, let me go. Oh, for God's
love disgrace me not thus, woman.
Stand aside, back, let me go," he
screamed, writhing and panting to release himself from the firm grasp of
the lady, while Sir Beverley never
for an instant changed post, but
stood with his arms behind his back
laughing loudly and immoderately at
what he vowed was, "by God, the
finest play-acting ever shown."
Just by the fraction of an inch the
deadly lunge had missed its mark,
for although Captain Nelthope had
swift'" changed his sword from right
to left and reaching across Ada's
shoulders aimed a tjirust straight at
Dashwood's face Sir Beverley's astonishing quickness in parrying the
stab with his forearm deflected the
point safely over his shoulder. But
it was a close touch.
"Coward, assassin, poisoner, low
hound!" shouted Captain Nelthorpe,
mad with rasre. "Who stabbed
Claude Merton at Taunton? Who
cheated poor young Scrope and ruined him at piay? Who stole Lady
Moreham's jewels? Who was the
fiend that cut with his own bloody
hands the throats of the wounded at
the Nareton Farm fight? Who was
notorious as the blackest of Kirke's
Lambs? You, you, you; perjurer,
liar, coward, common thief. Damn
you, you shall not escape this time.
Fight thou shalt!"
"Selby, Selby," sobbed the weeping Ada, her strength nearly exhausted.
Like the grating of a rusty hinge
on its fastenings SiriBeverley spoke
slowly, well-weighing his words.
'' Mistress Ada, be persuaded by
one who adores thee ("Pah!" said
she) to release the young person who
is making so much noise, and who
so unworthily doth bear his majesty's
commission. Speech hath passed,
fair lady, which only the Sword can
amend. I intend to do this person
the honor of crossing swords. Captain Nelthorpe I hope is not* all
sound and fury; he will not, I trust
for the honor of the service, be
afraid to meet me a reasonable distance from thy sweet petticoats,
Madame, and endeavor to make good
those pretty compliments with the
sword of an officer, if not of a gentleman. Were it not that Captain
Selby Nelthorpe comes of a family as
worthv of my regard as he is unworthy
of its fame and honor, I should pay
less heed to his ravings, delivered so
charmingly from your lovely arms,
fair Mistress Ada, than I should to
the chatter of kennellers."
Pale as death but quite composed
again, Captain Nelthorpe seemed to
have pnssed the limit where a man's
wrath can be provoked to display of
outward violence. It was now of a
more deadly nature.
"Ada," he whispered to his ladylove, "my honor is compromised. I
must meet, this man now. Let me be
free, dear lady, I must redress your
wrongs and mine own, too."
In nn instant he was free. He
walked up to Colonel Dashwood.
"Colonel," said he in a quiet tone,
bowing conrteously, "when yon will,
"Ay, but the lady, the lady," re-
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plied Sir Beverley, testily, staring
hard at Ada, from off one of whose
perfect shoulders the draperies had
been forced in the struggle with her
lover, and it now gleamed fair and
pearly, like the alabaster creation of
a Grecian sculptor. Blushingly she
adjusted the disarray, all the while
too conscious of the burning stare of
the rnde old soldier, who stood with
arms akimbo, an evil smile corrugating his face.
| "May we request you to favor us
by withdrawing for a few moments?
I shall not be longer with' the task,
dear Mistress Ada," purred the
Colonel in his blandest accents, the
oe derisive smile on his face, as he
fhS^ed ceremoniously. .
"Yes, Ada," urged her lover, "go,
Kwe must settle this matter alone."
"I shall not go," replied the girl,
• then with marked emphasis, and fixing her tear-stained eyes upon Colonel
Dash wood, she said, "I shall not leave
you to fight Sir Beverley Dashwood
without witnesses."
The cut went home. Gathering up
his under lip in his teeth, while his
face went livid with agitation, Sir
Beverley seemed put to it to control
"Good,   excellent,"   he   laughed
after a moment's pause during which
thev  had regarded  him . curiously.
"You are indeed the very daughter
of your father, Mistress Ada.    He
I had an espada for tongue, and thine
is   the   stiletto.      Now, enough of
fooleries.    Captain    Nelthorpe, you
j will join me, I beg, in praying the
f lady to withdraw.   Time goes apace,
' and  I h&ye  other engagements  to"
The two men then plied the lady
■ with earnest entreaties to leave the
room. Unwillingly she at last al-
t lowed her younger lover to lead her
I to the door, where, ere it was closed,
' he bade her tender adieu, kissing her
[hand devoutly. While in the act he
could not, of Course, observe that
[Colonel Dashwood had unsheathed his
[raoier, a stout,.well kept military
[blade, and, his repulsive countenance
I black with hatred and jealousy, was
Lstealing up behind the young soldierlike a leopard on the spring, litis
hveapon held ready to plunge into
Ihe back of his foe. As I was about
Jta yell a warning to Captain Nel-
Ithorne he turned quickly and seeing
■how the matter stood cast a wither-
linar smile upon his enemy, surveying
lliirn contemptuously from head to
fFoot a full minute.
'.', Colonel Dashwood was never
[known to lose an opportunity to ad-
Ivance his own interests, but I did not
{.credit him with cherishing the lofty
rsenljiments of the footpad or the
[common assassin!"
The last word was literally hurl-
I ed into the teeth of Sir Beverley,
' who made' no other reply than to
throw himself into the poBture of at-
' tack and begin to close in upon the
young captain.
The light undress sword wielded
by Captain Nelthorpe seemed to me
no match for the substantial weapon
1 in the powerful hand of his antagonist. But it distressed me to notice,
after they had fenced for a minute
[or two, that Nelthorpe himself was
not, fit to cope with the knight. The
captain stood gracefully erect upon
guard, whilst the Colonel crouched
as if about to spring, and he held his
hand high, so that his point was always on a level with his adversary's
throat. Nelthorpe neatly parried several cautious feelers, thrusts in tierce
and carte, and he met some simple
feinting on the high lines with success, but when he tried to deliver an
attack, developed from a cut over the
point, which the lightness of his
sword enabled him to do smartly, and
then a feint in tierce which was responded to by the Colonel exposing
the lower lines for a moment, it failed because of the extraordinary*
fierceness of the parry and riposte
the Colonel's sharp weapon pinking
his opponent three times in such
raoid succession that I could not follow his movements, incredibly swift
as the-" were for a man of his weight
and age. All I saw was that the
Captain was bleeding profusely from
%ee ugly wounds, and that the Colonel was now pressing him with a
fury that foreboded an early end to
the encounter, unless the younger man
should discover some greater energy
than he had shown. In his eagerness the knightj once canght his foot
in the carpet and he stumbled forward directly under his opponent's
sword, completely at his mercy. Caption Nelthorpe instantlv raised his
point and when the Colonel had recovered, as he did with lightning-
"Ve celerity, Nelthorpe kissed his hilt
in salute.
"T'nol!"    growled    the    Colonel,
stabbing like a madman at the breast
of his enemy almost before the other
could recover his guard, anJ wounding the captain in the thigh. At the
same moment, by a lucky riposte,
Captain Nelthorpe's point found its
way through the flank of his ferocious enemy, who winced perceptibly.
To it again they went, the sword
edges grinding and rasping incessantly, each man practicing all that
he knew of the art. I noticed that
the Colonel's sword was slightly flattened from the point down about ten
inches, and that this flattened portion was as sharp as a razor. This,
then, was the reason for the strange
motion which the Colonel was continually making amongst his thrusts,
parries and counter parries. A
stealthy upward movement for the
elbow of his opponent, an attempt
to cut with that lancet, edge the tendons of Nelthorpe's sword-arm at the
inner elbow, and thus disable him.
Twice or thrice the cruel blade had
slashed the captain's sleeve just at
that point, but not enough to do the
"Stop, stop, stop! There has been
enough of this murderous work,"
cried Ada suddenly bursting into tht
room and rushing between the men.
She implored them in an agony of
entreat'* to desist for her sake. Both
men now showed fierce impatience.
Nelthorpe gently, and. the Colonel
firmly took her anns and, profuse'
his knees shook and his body swayed—he fell across Nelthorpe with a
mighty groan like the half-grunt,
half-gasp of the wild boar when he
brings every muscle of his mighty
neck to the   sending home of the
apologizing, led her to the door.
They insisted that she not only leave
$ie room, but that she go above, stairs.
"Until I call you again, Mistress
Ada," said the Colonel brusquely.
"Until you call me?" she retorted,
"Ay, Madame, till   I   call thee.
Dost think this hero is ever like to
call thee when I have taken tax.for
his insufferable insolence?" and he
scowled contemptuously at Nelthorpe.
'"Not so fasts n°t    so Sl're, Sir
Beverley," cried the younger   man.
"But Ada, I must join the Colonel
in insisting that you go above stairs
and there remain till this is over,
when I shall call you down again."
"In that case, Mistress Ada, make
thy will and leave me, prithee, thy
dear favor, sweet lass," laughed the
Colonel staring  admiringly    at the
weeping girl, whose proud toss of
the head and gesture of unutterable
aversion made him laugh the more
and the more loudly.   Weeping bitterly, as I could hear, she was escorted between the two men to the
top of the stair and there left alone,
while they came down into the room
again, shut the door and immediately
feil upon guard.   Hardly had   they
faced one another a moment   when
the knight, executing with rare precision  the well  known  feints,  and
manoeuvres    which  lead to disarming the opponent, locked his   blade
in that of Nelthorpe and, with a swift
wrench, tore it from his grasp and
sent it smashing and clattering to the
farther end  of the room.    Colonel
Dashwood was breathing heavily, and
the perspiration was rolling over his
face.    He remained    in the    same
crouching attitmde, while Nelthorpe,
who made not the slightest effort to
recover his  weapon,  quietly  folded
his arms upon his chest, and gazed
into the eyes of his foe, without a
word, Dashwood crouched, tense and
eager, his point less than twenty-four
inches from the Captain's breast, and
was about to lunge when he suddenly
straightened himself, muttering, "No,
'twould be murder,   murder."   He
stalked gloomily to the sword in the
corner, and presenting    it to   Nelthorpe,  nodded    surlily.    Nelthorpe
bowed as he grasped the hilt.   Both
fell upon guard    again.    Dashwood
was breaching like a man in distress
from  heavy exertion;  his  antagonist's firm-set mouth  and  easy carriage betokened plenty of force in
reserve.   The Colonel tried a complicated  attack in    tierce, then   very
popular, but it failed because of Nei-
thorpe's suppleness, the older man's
fierce lunge gliding harmlessly along
the hollowed back of thc younger officer, while at) the same time the Captain's blade passed through Sir Beverley's neck, severing   the    artery.
Still outstretched at the lunge, the
Colonel savagely    riposted, stabbing
with blind fury as he felt the gravity of his own wound.   Twice   his
blade found Nelthorpe, nnd to serious effect; then again a desperate upper thrust in the sword shoulder that
caused the younger officer to relax
his grip of the hilt, and fall.
Sir Beverley, reeling like a drunken man, trying with left hand to
stop the jetting flow from his wound
in the throat, staggered toward his
fallen enemy.
"Chivalry, curse it. chivalry is a
fool's game," he snarled. "But I'll
hnve ye yet!" In vain, the old soldier tried to steady himself, to point
his weapon at his adversary's heart:
Silence fell in the room. Only the
wild raving of teh winter wind and
its roar in the chimney disturbed the
night. The ponderous front portal
fell to with a noise like thunder that
sent the echoes bellowing through
corrider and hall. Then I heard light
footsteps descending the stair, and
the soft silken rustle of a woman's
garments, the .patter of little feet
on the hall floor—then Ada, tearful,
rosy, wild-eyed, ran into the room.
Slowly, like a tree when it sways to
its fall under the woodsman's strokes,
she sank down beside the two soldiers. She kissed Selby's lips and
eyes, she fondled him piteously, pressing one of his hands to her breast.
Then, raising her face to heaven, she
uttered one long and very bitter cry
—the wail of a loving woman's ultimate despair and woe. It pierced
the black night and rang with dismal echoings through the old mansion's remotest chambers and passages like a sound from the lost—
and it brought lackeys and lights and
help for the wounded. They raised
the young officer up.
"He lives, he lives!" they cried.
"He will recover, Mistress," said
the surgeon. "A terrible engage it
was, in faith," he added, glancing at
Sir Beverley's stern dead face.
Captain Nelthorpe opened his eyes,
saw Ada, smiled gladly and swooned
again. And she, brought from the
deepest despair to unutterable hope
and joy, laughed and stammered
thanks and prayers as they bore
away her lover to his chamber.
And I awoke with a start from my
dreaming to find the fire naught but
gray ashes, my pile of wood scattered
on the floor where it had fallen, and
the Christmas snow sifting silently
in through the faded and riven heraldry of the old window.
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•company. Just before leaving Toronto he gave out tlie following interview to the Globe:
"The matters that-have been most
pressing of late," he replied, "have
been the closing up of our long outstanding differences with the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, securing to them their right of way,
and to us the conveyance of the two
hundred and fifty thousand acres of
coal lands coming to us under our
agreements with them. The government having selected its fifty, thousand acres, the coal company became
entitled to the deed, but so many difficulties and complications had
arisen owing to the carrying on of
extensive operations and the lapse of
time since the railway was built and
the coal company commenced work,
that much adjustment became necessary before final closing. However,
a ijood understanding has been arrived at, and the conveyances were
executed by both companies and handed over in Montreal yesterday.
"The lapse of the '. Coal Creek
branch was signed in Montreal the
same dav and takes effect ou the 15th
of December, on which date the coal
company will operate the line from
the coal mines to Fernie. The crossing of the, Canadian Pacific Railway
by the new line which we have contracted to connect the branch with
the Great Northern Railway, has
been allowed, and is now constructed. This will give direct connection
with both the Canadian Pacific Railway nnd the Great Northern Railway to Fernie. The Great Northern
Railway will be running trains into
Fernie before the end of the month,
establishing communication ■ between
these important mines and the United
States market."
"Will this widen your market?"
"Certainly, the direct communication between the mines and the
United States will enable marketing
in a much wider area than hitherto.
"The new railway accommodation
should help the car shortage, as it
will make the distance between the
Montana smelters, which we are now
supplying with coke, and the mines
much shorter than heretofore, the
same number of cars doing a considerably larger business. Our present output is at the rate of one million tons of coal a year."
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Christmas  Week
"Xmas Number ol Progress.
Published at 35 Fort Street, Victoria, B. C.
By S. A. G. FINCH.
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Christmas once again! For a brief
season we are invited to put aside
the manifold cares of life and rejoice, as most of us have year after
year in the past, at the celebration
Of the birth of the Christian faith.
Born in • adversity, fostered in the
midst of antagonism and persecution, that simple faith spread slowly
and surely through the centuries, and
todav holds swav over the minds of
nearly all the civilized races of the
world. There is no miracle recorded
in ancient Scriptures so wonderful as
the growth of Christianity. Apart
altogether from the doctrines, more
or less contentious, of the Christian
churches, there is the simple heart of
the Faith itself which has appealed
to humanity in every part of the
world, and is contained in the message of the Nativity: "Peace on
earth; good will toward men!"
Not yet accomplished! Nearly
2,000 years have passed since the
shepherds, watching by night, heard
the strains of that angelic chorus,
and' still we have war, crime and
greed, as three great factors in civilization. And there is no peace on
i?arth exceDt in the hearts of a few.
There appears to the average man to
be nn eternal contradiction between
the thought and the deeds of mankind; The priest who preaches the
gospel of peace, yet blesses the arms
of the soldier departing to the field
of battle; the gentle girl who could
not; bring herself to crush the life
out of a beetle, watches her lover go
forth to slay or be slain with tearless eyes and pride heating in her
heart. How can these things be reconciled?
Only by Patience. What, are two
thousand years in the unrecorded
millions of years during which life
has existed arid the many more millions diiring;which life will continue
to exist? Just a brief period, and
one that has been marked by marvellous changes in man's conception
of life and the universe. We can
trace the gradual acceptance of
Christianity by the peoples of the
World, and the benefits that already
have resulted from that acceptance.
The foundation of Faith has been
laid, and though the Temple is not
yet completed, we can see its shape
in dreams; poets can sing of it, musicians derive inspiration - from it.
Much already has been done. Mankind today is kinder, better-hearted
than before the birth of Christ. And
so we may be thankful for blessings
received, hopeful of the future, and
able to rejoice on Christmas day.
The result of the election in the
Yukon must have been quite a shock
to the extremists of the Liberal party
in British Columbia who could believe no wrong in the methods of the
ladministratioh of the affairs of the
Northern country. The defeat of
Mr. Congdon, whose candidacy seemed a little odd in view of the position he held, was decisive, showing
clearly enough that the election was
fought entirely on local issues and
that) the administration is condemned. During the Inst twelve months
very serious nllegntions openly have
been mnde against Mr. Congdon nnd
his snbordinntes and it would have
«'>o\vn better judgment on th" '
,<nf the nwernment of Sir Wilfrid
Lnurier to hnve instituted promptly
an independent inquiry into the
chnrges, rnther than to have allowed
,thc conditions to continue until at
last the people of the Yukon hnd the
^opportunity to pronounce their condemnation through the ballot boxes.
The prestige of the Liberal party
suffers in the result. It is true that
the Yukon is fnr removed from thc
seat of government, nnd thnt abuses
might, creep into the administration
of thnt country without, the knowledge of the majority of the Ministers nt Ottawa, but. this condition
•should call for special vigilance on
ihe part of those responsible nnd not
4ie an excuse for inattention nnd indifference. It is greatly to the interest of British Columbia thnt the
'rich Yukon territory should be governed honestly nnd wisely, for without such, government no country enn
prosper. Mr. Thompson hns been
entrusted by the people of the Yji-
kon with an important mission nnd
all  Canadians who are not blinded
bv extreme partisanship
him success.
The next session of the Provincial
Legislature promises to be both interesting and important. There are
something like twenty new railroad
charters to be applied for, and ] of
these several will be likely to prove
more substantial than the "paper
railways" which have been built over
British Columbia during past sessions of the local House. Of these
proposals the most important foreshadowed are the construction of
the Coast-Kootenay road, the extension northwards of the Vancouver,
Westminster and Yukon, and legislation dealing with the Grand Trunk
So it is to be Port Simpson, after
all! It should prove a suitable location for the terminus of the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway. There is rich
mining territory behind that little
port '-'«*>> hns been waiting many
years for capital and enterprise to
develop it. There is not much to be
said for the land thereabouts from
the agricultural point of view, but
locations may be found where "small
farming" for the local market can be
carried on with success. There are
some fine opportunities up at Simpson for in a few years there will be a
boom in progress there of large dimensions. It is to be hoped that not
quite all t)he harvest will be reaped
hy our American friends, but it is a
fact that some smart gentlemen from
the other side already have pi'ocured
timber limits and other things in the
vicinity of the future city. Mr. Hays
denies officially that\ any terminus
has yet been decided Upon, but there
is little doubt that Port Simpson is
It, all right.
Congratulations to the editor and
staff of the New Westminster Columbian on the successful publication of
its mnmmoth Christmas supplement,
"The British Columbian." It was
a bi<* undertaking and would have
taxed the resources of a much larger
printing establishment than that of
the Columbian. It contains nn immense amount of information, is profusely illustrated, nnd should do good
service to the Province by its circulation abroad.
Try Mr. Russell, Victoria.
British Columbians who are looking for a fat job on the Grand Trunk
Pacific, should apply to C. M. Hay,
at Portland, Me. —Fort Steele Prospector.
Those Dreadful Owners.
Predictions have oft been made in
the past of the great revival in mining that would ensue in the Slocan
when silver climbed to 60 cents. The
desired point has been reached, and
the much-vaunted lead bounty is still
in effect, hut yet the expectant hum
is not to be heard.   What do   .the
mine owners want now ?—Slocan Drill.
•   •   •
Only the Birds.
The racket overhead during the
oj era Monday night was just the
Eagles initiating candidates. While
putting on the feathers the "billy-
^oat ' got loose and had things all
his own way %or .-  few minutes.—
Sand noStandard.
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Let ■•tki Have It
In/he contrac wilh the ShuSwap
& Okanagon l/ohiliaiiy the C. P. R.
bind themselves to "provide and
run over the said railway duly equipped trains for the carriage of passengers and freight ns frequently as
shall be necessary for the traffic."
They carry out their contract by putting on an old rattletrap engine that
"can only haul its train over many
of the grades of the S. & 0\ after
taking two or three preliminary runs
to gain impetus, and which is frequently obliged to leave cars at way
stations because it is not -powerful
enough to manage the load!!!—Vernon News.
Not Necessary.
An attempt will be made to explain Thompson's defeat by lusty
howls about fraud, robbery, jobbery
and general crookedness. As it is
bound to come, none should be deceived by it.—Whitehorse Evening
Star, Dec. 7th.
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Will Have to. Reform.
Chicago's famous unkissed professor is to marry, if current reports
are to he trusted. Professor A. R.
Crook, of Evanston, is his name.
Three years ago he told n clnss of
young men nt Northwestern University that his lips had never pressed
woman's, save those of his mother.
The story was flashed all over the
world, and the professor never has
henrd tjhe lnst of it.—A. P. dispntch.
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New Use for Firemen.
One officinl this city has always
lacked is a chimney sweep. Now and
then an itinerant member of the order passes through, but usually when
work is slack elsewhere. To fill the
breach, the fire laddies nt No. 1 ball
have made several steel chimney
brushes, and Chief Watson stntes thnt
these will henceforth be at) the disposal of the citizens.—New Westminster Columbian.
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Will Hit the Pipe.
The Kootenay Mail in its lnst issue
hns had another pipe drenm. It
blames the McBride government for
the depression in the lumber industry—Bevelstbke Hernld.
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Benefits of Lung Exercise.
Why is it| that popular orators,
whether Iny or clerical; nre commonly men of grent girth nnd good digestion, while great philosophers are
often of diminutive size nnd smnll
vitality.—Boston Christian Register.
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Hear, Hear!
Delinnuent subscribers should be
sure and start the next year aright
hy visiting ye editor in the conrse of
the next two weeks—Phoenix Pioneer.
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The Strenuous Interior.
An ounce of "get up    nnd    get
there" is better than a pound or two
of that tired, feeling.—Fqrt   Steele
For The Week.
Faith unprofessed is like to fail,
The hope that sleeps is bootless,
An idle love that only dreams
And never speaks is fruitless.
If I could make of love a song,
Or tune a harp to play it,
She might he won—hut then, alns!
I cannot even say it.
—Arnold Watson.
A Canadian Pacific Railway workman named C. Sanford was probably fatally injured in a fight in Fernie on Friday with a man named
Scott. The latter struck him with a
hammer, fracturing his skull.
The problem here, Lady Fair,
Is how to choose a theme,
And how to treat those virtues rare
With which you plainly teem.
To trot them out in dialogue,
A trick both stale and old,
Whereas a simple catalogue
Might seem both stale and cold.
Discretion, doubtless, you're aware,
Forms far the better part
Of value in "affaires de guerre,"
And in affairs of heart!
It might be prudent to apply
This wise and woeful tip
To nrts of poesy, thereby
Avoiding "lapsus lip!"
You pressed to hesr my lyrics, so
I could not well refuse,
Nor   could   I   hedge—because, you
' Ce qui o' excuse—s'accuse!
And so, observe I leave this rhyme,
Nor give yon need of praise;
To do but this would tnke more time,
Than T enn give to lays!
There nre some interesting prizes
to be competed for this week, and
our readers are invited to participate in the competitions. A perusal
of our advertising columns will be
rewnrded. The winner of the "Monkey" prize lnst week was Miss E.
B. Saunders—her name being omitted by error.
This week the winner in this competition is Mr. Fred W. Walker, with
the remark on the pilotage investigation. "The Lord helps those who
'.eln themselves."
For this week's competitions, our
renders nre referred to the advertisements of Mr. Printz nnd Mr. Geo.
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those expert swordsmen who have been
in training for so many years.
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.    44 Fort Street THE WEEK, FRIDAY, DEC.   23, 1904
Society News and Gossip
T The Hockey "Cinderella."
i X)ne of the jolliest and most suc-
iessful dances of the season was the
Hockey Cinderella given on Saturday
svening for the visiting players from
Vancouver. The old Assembly Hall
lad on its festive robe once more,
tnd never looked gayer. "Sitting
mt" rooms were artistically arranged
K'3Jf flags, evergreens and dim lights,
nd made comfortable   with   large
iasy chairs and settees.    A daintjy
tupper was prepared, and refreshing
emonade, tea, coffee, etc., was available throughout the evening.   About
300 were present,  and  "all   went
merry as a marriage bell."   At five
minutes to 12 the dancing was stopped, giving every one just time enough
to scramble ihfo his or her cjoak and
depart as the clock struck—a' most
proper   Cinderella,   indeed.    Before
leaving the hall, the "Victoria Hockey     Clubs      gave      three     rousing cheers for the Vancouver play-
srs.   The committee that had the arrangements of the function in hand
consisted of the Misses Sehl, Nason,
Wilson, Leeming and Hardie.   These
ladies are to he congratulated upon
,he success of the affair, and it is
loped that before the Hockey season
snds the .Vancouver players .will again
visit this city, and that the Victoria
clubs will give them another of these
delightful   Cinderellas.   The   music
supplied by Miss Thain and Mr. Faw-
ceflt was all that could be desired,
and consisted   of many   new   and
iiatchy tunes.   A number pf pretty
ioilets were in evidence; the Christinas season  always seems to bring
jvith it new frocks.   The young la-
pies of the visiting team were Miss
Lawson, who wore a pretty white organdie over blue; Miss Burpee in a
Sainty creation of pale green voile;
lliss P. McClure looked charming in
gown of white chiffon; Miss Turner wore pale blue silk, and Miss E.
Burpee white mousselline    de soix;
liss Davis was in white silk, also
ss Nixon, and Miss Babbington was
intily gowned in pale mauve crepe
chine; Miss Banvick wore white
Irepe; Miss Boult, Nile green voile,
Vnd Miss Whitehead white silk with
,  Miss Crawford    looked   very
nart in pale green silk crepe; Miss
3aldwell wore white mouselline   de
feoix;  Miss Fraser white    organdie,
m& Mrs. Douglas-Creighton was becomingly gowned in pink chiffon. The
gentleman of   the   Vancouver Club
present were:   Messrs. Dean, Stevens, Burns, C. Ponsford,   Melhuish,
Crickmay,   Barwick,   J.    Nicholles,
[Shallcross, V. Innes and D. Creigh-
Iton.   The Victoria lady hockey play-
lers present were;   Miss Nason, in a
I pale blue crepe de chine frock; Miss
[Wilson in green and white organdie;
[Miss C. Hardie wore white soft silk;
IMiss Roberts wore blue silk; Miss A.
IFutcher, white silk, and Miss Read
Iblack silk and chiffon; Miss   Baiss
[wore a pretty frock of white lace,
[and Miss Newcombe, pink and white
f mouselline de soix;    Miss D. Sehl
looked chic in a dainty creation   oi
cream lace over taffeta silk;   Miss
Bowron wore white silk, and . Miss
(li. Burgess, white  crepe  de chine;
Miss Jay was handsomely gowned in
white silk and  lace,  and Miss D.
; Leeming wore a delicate pink   silk
gown.   Besides these were   noticed
Miss Newling, in white point d'es-
1 prit; Miss Sehl, in pale pink chiffon;
! the Misses Nicholles, in white silk;
Miss McDonald wore pale blue silk
'. and lace, and Miss M. Green a pretty
white silk gown; Miss Johnson was
also in white silk; Miss   Monteith
I wore black chiffon over taffeta, and
I Mrs. Carew. Gibson, white silk   and
lace; Miss Bechtel looked hnndsome
in white silk; Miss Locke wore black
lace over yellow silk; Miss D. Will-
l iams was in white silk and lace; Miss
Williams   wore   black   silk;   Miss
i Fraser wore white silk; Miss Potts,
1 pale pink mouselline de soix, and Miss
| Bamford, cream crepe; Mrs. Norton
I looked smart in a lace gown over
I pink 3ilk; Miss B. Gaudin wore a
| white frock of soft silk.
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Collegiate Closing.
At the Laurels on Friday evening
1 last, Mr. and Mrs. Laing held the
| Christmas closing exercises of the Col-
r lesriate School. The halls were filled
with guests, parents and relatives of
I the pupils, besides manv friends of
[the host and hostess. The presentation of prizes by the Hon. Mr. Jus-
I tice "Martin took place in the school
[room. After this followed an amns-
Hng play by the boys, "The Area
[Belle." This was much appreciated
j by the audience, especially the young
er members, Who applauded heartily.
A squad from the Cadet Corps perr
formed a musical drill, while Mr.
Carl Lowenberg accompanied them
on the piano. This concluded the
programme, and the guests adjourned to the house, where a delightful
little supper was served. Among
those present were:. Bishop and Mrs.
Perrin, Colonel and Mrs. Holmes, Dr.
and Mrs. Hanington, Mr. Darrel
Hanington, Mr. and Mrs. D. Mi
The Maccabees' Sale.
Three Hives of the Ladies of the
Maccabees combined forces and held
a most successful sale of work ■ on
Saturday, the 17th inst. The new
building next to Terry & Marrett's,
on Fort street,, was prettily decorated for the occasion, in evergreens,
bunting and flowers. The following
ladies presided over the different
stalls: Mrs. Rathom and Mrs. Whittier at the handkerchief table; Mrs.
Carlon and Mrs. Lawson sold collars, aprons and fancy articles at another stall. Mrs. Clyde and Mrs.
Jackson had a very pretty bootfh filled with all kinds of dainty and useful electric light shades. Mrs. F.
Andrews had a fascinating candy
stall, loaded with all kinds of delicious sweets. Afternoon tea was
served and the ladies looking aftei
this department were Mrs, Hall, Mrs.
Rogers and Mrs. Watson.
• *   * .
Rogers, Canon and Miss Beanlands,
the Misses Devereux, Mrs. and Miss
Monteith, Mrs. C. S. Baxter, Mr. and
Mrs. Hulton-Harrup, Capt. and Mrs.
Wright, Mr. S. Pitts and the Misses
Pitts, Mrs. and Miss Bell, Mr. and
Mrs. Sterling, Mr. Geo. Harvey and
the Misses Harvey, Mrs. Troup, Mrs.
Martin, Miss Todd, Miss Heyland,
Miss Crease. Mrs. E. G. Prior, Mr.
and Mrs. F. Pauline, Mr. Malcott-
Rlchards6n> Mrs. Holden, Mrs. 0. H.
Todd, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Wootton,
Mr. and Mrs. Blizzard, Mr. and Mrs.
T. R. Smith, Miss Newcombe, Mr. W.
H. Langley, Mrs. Carew-Gibson and
many others.
»   •   *
On Monday evening, Miss   Helen
E. Currie, of Glasgow, Scotland, waB
united in marriage to Mr. Garvin
Lawson, of Belfast, Ireland, by the
Rev. W. Leslie Clay. The bride was
attended by Miss K. Hibbs, and Mr.
G. A. Laird was best man. Mr. and
Mrs. Lawson are honeymooning in
the Sound cities.
• *   «
On Tuesday, Mr. Jas. A. Gill and
Miss Dora Godtel, both residents of
Esquimalt, were united in the holy
bonds of matrimony. The ceremony,
which took place at the residence of
the groom's parents, 20 Henry
street, was performed by Rev. J. P.
Westman. The bride" looked charming in a gown of cream silk trimmed
with all over lace. She was attended by Miss Ella Gill, while Mr.
Adam Godtel attended the groom.
The house was beautifully decorated.
A supper was served and advantage
was taken of the opportunity by
guests to wish the newly married)
couple long life and prosperity. Mr.
and Mrs. Gill left on the same evening for the Mainland by the steamer
Princess Victoria for their honeymoon.
• •   •
At 9 o'clock on Monday night, in
the St. Andrew's Presbyterian
Church, a pretty wedding was celebrated, the principals being Mr. Chas,
F. Thompson, of Winnipeg, and Miss
Ina McFadden, niece of Mrs. Dixi H.
Ross, of Hillside avenue. The church
was decorated with ferns and holly.
There were present quite a large
gathering of friends. The bride was
supported by Miss Maude Ellis, of
Vancouver, and the groom by Dr.
George Haynes. The bride wore a
white embroidered' chiffon costume,
and the bridesmaid was attired in
blue crepe de chine with cream lace,
and black picture hat. Rev. W. Leslie Clay performed the ceremony.
After the wedding a supper was
partaken of at the residence of Mrs.
Ross. Some time later the happy
couple embarked on the steamer Princess Beatrice en route to their new
home in Winnipeg.
In the Prairie City the groom is
a prominent business man. He.was
formerly a traveler for a Toronto
firm. The bride is a popular Victorian, and has here a wide circle of
Daughters of Pity Cinderella.
The annual Cinderella dance, under
tfie auspices of the Daughters of
Hty, and which is always looked forward to with such delight by the
young people of Victoria, takes place
on Thursday, December 29th, from 6
p. m. till 2 a. m. All are heartily
invited, young and old. There are no
tickets for sale, as the admission is
so small that it will be more convenient to pay at the door. Although
it is not compulsory to wear fancy
costume, yet it is hoped that as many
as can -conveniently do so Will—the
"grown ups" as well as the little
ones; All should enter into this jolly
season with the true holiday spirit,
and how can one make merry at a
fancy ball, without jesters, clowns,
dashing   cavaliers,   gay   Pierrettes,
•   •   »
Miss Smith's Pupils.
On Saturday, December 16th, the
pupils of Miss S. F. Smith spent a
very delightful afternoon at her
studio, 57 Fort street. The decorations had been in charge of the senior
pupils, tjhe effect of the tastefully
arranged ivy and bunches of large
yellow crysanthemums being very artistic. The centre of attraction was
a beautiful Christmas tree hung with
all sorts of "goodies" for those
present, about- forty in number. Mrs.
Garret Smith (pianist), Miss M.
Hall and Mr. Fawcett (violinist),
contributed in no small degree to the
success of the afternoon by their
charming selections. Miss M; George
led the younger children through
some very pretty figures of marching,
after which musical games were played. The tree was then lighted and
refreshments were served. Miss
Smith cut from tlhe tree and presented to each pupil a dainty little Christmas gift and the scene was one of
great, merriment. After "God Save
the King" had been sung, leave was
taken amidst many expressions of
thanks for the enjoyable afternoon
* *   *
The Hon. R. G. Tatlow, the Hon.
K. F. Green, and the Hon. Mr.
Fulton have returned to Victoria.
With these members of the government, in the city an executive meeting will be held and a deoision is
likely to be reached as to when the
legislature shall be summed together.
It has to he called before February
11th in conformity with the statute,
and the date, probably, will be February 2nd.
»   »   .
Brief Paragraphs.
Mr. Gordon Smith, having retired
temporarily from war correspondent
work, has settled down again in his
old place at the Colonist office. He
mav return to the Far East next
spring. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Smith
have taken up their residence on
Michigan street.
»   *   •
The Sandon Standard says: E.
Jae"1-- one of the best knoWn mining journalists of British Columbia,
was in town a few days this week
gathering information for a report of
the mineral resources of the province,
which he has in hand.
* *   *
Mr. W. McNeill has returned from
the Mainland, where he has been on
business for several days.
* *  *
Miss Marguerite Bierman, formerly of Nanaimo, but) now residing ni
this city, was married by the Rev.
J. P. Westman on Monday to Mr.
John Roe of this city.
* ♦  »
Mrs. Fred. Peters, who recently
underwent a very dangerous operation
at St. Joseph's Hospital, is now out
of danger and is steadily recovering
her strength.
* *   *
The Hon. Richard McBride has returned from his trip to the interior,
and will spend Christmas at home.
*. •   *
Thc young ladies of the Intermediate choir of the Catholic church
gave a Japanese Fan Dance, which
was much appreciated. Then followed Miss Glen Switzer, who wns
splendid in her rendering of "Mr.
Dooley" and other comic selections.
The trio "Twilight," by the Misses
C. O'Meara, Sehl nnd D. Sehl, wns
one of the gems of the evening, the
parts being well sustained by the
young ladies, who were in splendid
voice. A comic sketch, in which
Irish Biddy Muldoon is politely robbed of $7.50 by a tea agent, brought
the programme to a close.
(strongly recommended by the medical frater
liity) for Rheumatism, Sciatica, Miff Joints,
etc. Apply to MISS ELLISON, 74 Fort Street,
Victoria. Telephone 1110.
Balmoral Block'
Hair Wort
STRAWBERRIES, Etc., home grown
and-home made. Insist on having
Miss Marrack's concert, which
took place on Tuesday evening at
the Institute Hall, View street, was
only fairly well patronized. Perhaps it was the inclement weather
that kept .many away, for it certainly was a stormy night. Those who
were present, however, were indeed
in luck, as the programme provided
for the evening was excellent.
Miss Marrack has worked wonders
with her pupils and never before have
th"" been heard to better advantage.
Miss Camille O'Meara possesses a remarkably fine soprano voice of good
range. In her.'solo/from Romeo and
Juliet, a very difficult selection, full
of little trills and staccato notes,
she quite excelled herself and brought
forth tremendous applause. A trio,
consisting of Miss Sehl, Miss E.
Loc'- and Miss D. Sehl, sang "In Old
Madrid" in good style. Miss E.
Sehl then delighted the audience
with a soprano solo, Mascheroni's
"For All Eternity," with violin obligato by Mr. E. Fawcett. Need-
ham's "Parley Sheaves" was well
rendered by Mi3s Emma Ore. Then
followed a quartette, ". Welcome
Pretty Primrose," by Pinsuti, the
singers in this selection being the
Misses C. O'Meara,.E. Sehl, E. Locke
and D. Sehl, who, were in good voice
and received hearty applause. The
next item was a contralto solo by
Miss M. O'Keefe. ' Green's "Sing
Me to Sleep," with violin obligato,
by Mr, E. Fawcett. This was very
prettily sung. Miss O'Keefe is the
happy possessor of a lovely rich contralto, and it is hoped that she will
be heard more frequently in the future. Another trio, by Miss E. Sehl,
Mr. Langworthy and Mr. Ollivier,
Attila's "Te Sol Quest Anima," was
well rendered.
The Savoy.
. During the past week it was the
same old story at the Savoy. Large
audiences nightly greeted the Bob
Hewlette Company, who presented in
a very creditable manner the sensational melodrama "A Bootblack's
Christmas," which met with instantaneous approval. For the coming
week Mr. Hewlette will present one
of his latest efforts, entitled, "A
Filipino Princess." This is a political satire in two acts; the first
act takes place in the Philippines;
the King of Bungahoola is overthrown, and he sends his daughter,
the princess, to the United States to
plead for the restoration of his
throne. The second act is in Washington, D. C. The princeBB arrives
and the president becomes infatuated
with her charms and promises to restore the kingdom. The king and
suite arrive per airship, and many
complications are straightened out to
the satisfaction of all. The burlesque characters of President Roosevelt, Booker T. Washington and Mr.
Hewlette as the king, afford many
hearty laughs. The entire company
appear in the cast. Many new and
catchy musical numbers will be introduced. In the vaudeville programme following the burlesque, several performers make their first appearance before a Victorin audience,
notably Owens nnd La Marr—Sam
nnd Edith—comedy sketch tenm and
champion buck dancer; Genevieve De
Forrest, singer nnd dnncer; Anita De
Schoutz, transformation danseuse;
and a return engngement of Mile.
Laurendean, the favorite and popular baritone vocalist. Others nre:
Mae Mulqueen, new illustrated songs;
Marie Sparrow, in a new specialty;
Jim Rowe, comedian; Myrtle Bar-
telle, vocalist; Minnie Adams, soprano; Dorothy Heather, soubrette:
Clark Sisters—Maude and Hazel-
singers and dancers; Viola Le Page,
Spanish dancer, and the regular
Savoy Stock Company.
Don't Forget the Hospital.
Christmas gifts to the Roynl Jubilee Hospitnl, such ns flowers, holly,
bon bons, cakes, etc;, will be gratefully received. The Women's Auxiliary are arranging the Christmas
dinner for the hospitnl nnd supplying the turkeys. So, from any one
wishing to nssist, donations will be
much npprecinted.
Sec Finch's new assortment of choice
lies for Christmas trade, ranging from
50c. to $2 each. Finch & Finch, 57
Government street.
A. J. Clyde,
Sole Agent for. the
Stoves and ^Ranges
Everything for the kitchen in
Tin, Agate, Wood and Fibre
Wares, and Prices Are
42 Johnson Street*
Fhoke 865
P.O. Box 46
Victoria Fractional Mineral Claim.
Situated in. the Mount Sicker Division of
Chemiiiiiiis District.
Where located.—On tbe cast slope of Mount
Take notice Hint, I, w.A. Dior, agent for the
Mount Bicker ami Krenlnn Mlno, (Limited)
Free Miners' 1 ertlrlcate No. B85247 lnteiid.60
days from rime hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder lor ('crimente ol Improvements, [or
the imrpofc of obtaining ft crown grant of the
aliove claim. Ani further take notice that ac-
Ion under see. ion 37 must be commenced before
the tauauee of such Certificate of Improvements
Dated Ibis Mill day of November, 1904.
ManicuriBg and Hair Dressing Parlors
Room 2 McGregor Blk.
Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
A. 0. U. W, Hall
Member National Association Masters of
Classes—Monday ev'g, Advanced.  Wednesday
ev'g, Beginners. Friday evening, intermediate.  Alternate Thursdaya, Clnb night,
phone B1089.
Signor Ernesto Claudio
Of the Conservtaory of Music, Napoli
(Italy), in addition to tuition on the'
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, will conduct a special class in the art of accompaniment to a limited number of advanced piano pupils. Apply at studio,
over Imperial Bank, corner Yates and
Government Streets.
A gift of LOWNEY'S is always in
good form. It is an appropriate gift
to anybody aud for almost every occasion, and especially for Christmas.
It may simply be a' remembrance in
the way of a small package, or a substantial present of a two or three-
pound box or basket. We are receiving Lowney's every few weeks, fresh
from the fartoty, A complete variety and every size of package-. We
take orders and deliver any hour of
any day you say. If you wish to send
it out of town, we will pack it, enclose
your card, and attend to its shipping.
Get your order in soon and remember
that nothing takes tbe place.of
30 and 82 Government Street.
PHONE  542
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THE WEEK, FRIDAY,   DEC. 23, 1904
Inquiry Before Judge Spinks Con-
;   eluded at Nanaimo—Report Not
Yet Handed Down.
" Judge Spinks has concluded the
taking of evidence in the charges
preferred against Mr. A. Dick, inspector of mines, in which it was
alleged that while filling the position of inspector he had accepted pay
from the Crow's_Nest Pass Coal
In Nanaimo this week His Honor
heard some evidence. A man named
Hugh Dixon had many complaints
against the condition of the mines
of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company, especially with respect to dust.
He had written a letter to the
Clarion, which referred to Mr. Dick
receiving pay from the Crow's Nest
Pass Coal Company, and had received a reply thereto from the minister of mines. He denied bringing
the charge against the inspector. He
wasn't satisfied that Mr. Dick was in
the employ of the company. He
didn't believe it, nor disbelieve it.
Superintendent Stockett, formerly
of the Crow's Nest Pass Company,
also gave evidence. After giving
considerable expert evidence as to
the conditions of the mines, Superintendent Stockett was asked: "Can
you give any reason why the reports
of the inspector improved in reference to the condition of the mine?"
Ee replied: "I cannot; but can
f--- that the later reports were correct."
"Do you know of any money be-
ins' <nven to the inspector that influenced his reports?" was asked.
"I do not know of any being given
or of any benefit being given by any
official of the company or by any one
• connected with    the company," re-
* plied Superintendent Stockett.
Mr. Harvey, on behalf of the government, then addressed the court,
saying that although nothing had
been shown to prove the charge that
monev had been received by the inspector, evidence had been given that
the mine was in bad condition. Evidence had been given that large
quantities of dust were on the haulage ways as well as some in the
rooms. Mr. Stockett also had given
evidence that dust was on the haulage ways, and that the snme had been
sprinkled with water cans and buckets. During that time the inspector
had reported that the mine ivas free
from dust. Enough had been shown
to suggest, that something was wrong.
"I have nothing further to say; you
have all the evidence before you, and,
I have no doubt, will give your decision accordingly," ^concluded Mr.
The court then adjourned.
On the   James   Bay Improvement
Works—By-Law for Compensation Money.
Mayor Barnard has handed to the
press a statement showing the expenditure of the balance, $42,000, in
round figures, at the commencement
of the year, of the. $150,000 voted
for the James Bay improvement work.
Mr. Jj. Seeley received $2,500 on account of his corner lot adjoining tBe
causeway; $17;000 was spent* on
talung down the old bridge and filling
in, and $14,000 on buttress work;
$2,000 was absorbed by the expenses
of the Bertucci arbitration.
The $25,000 which it is proposed
to raise by a new by-law, is for the
purpose of compensating property
owners affected by the extension of
Douglas street and the filling in of
the James Bay flats; $11,000 will be
appropriated for the payment of the
Bertucci claim, an amount settled by
arbitration; $5,500 goes to Messrs.
Weiler Bros., the sum agreed on, and
$9,000 is to be spent in putting the
.flats in a condition so that the mud
flats may be placed in good shape
for the speedy erection of the new
C. P. R. hotel.
are requested to place their names
on this list, or send the money to
Frank Sylvester, the acting secretary. At the close of the business
meeting, in the absence of the reader
of the paper of the evening,-J. R.
Anderson, an address was given by
Capt. Walbran on the history of the
battle of Trafalgar. During the address a translation of the French account of the battle was read from
the Naval Chronicle of October 25th,
1805, published by order of Napoleon
in the Official Gazette Moniteur.
The first train over the Great
Northern Railway branch into Fernio
arrived on Friday, says a dispatch
from the coal town, and the time to
the Pacific Coast will be reduced by
32 hours. This, of course, is via Spokane. Contractor Shanley is rushing the new depot and expects to finish it by December 31st. He has tho
contract for four other railway buildings in the town, including the section house and engineer's offices. By
the arrangement between the Crow's
Nest Coal Company and the C. P. R.,
whereby the former leased the latter's line to the mines at Coal Creek,
the Great Northern Railway, through
its intimate relations with the coal
company, will get its direct line to
the mines.
Interesting Selections From Superintendent Robinson's Annual
The usual fortnightly meeting of
the Natural History Society was
held on Monday evening, with the
president, Capt. Walbran, in the
chair. The subject of the evening,
the John Fannin memorial fund, was
again brought forward, and the secretary reported having sent out a
large number of letters to the residents of the city, hut up to date he
had not received any donations in
response to'them. A contribution of
$50 for the fund was unanimously
voted by tbe society, and a subscription list will be opened in-the Bank
of Commerce.   Intending subscribers
Under the head of "General Remarks," Mr. Alexander Robinson,
Superintendent of Education foi
British Columbia, has this to say in
the 33rd Annual Report of the Public Schools, just issued:
I believe the time has now come
when the question of the revision of
the School Act should be openly and
courageously met.
In a province as large as British
Columbia it necessarily takes several
years for the professional reputation
of a teacher to extend throughout tho
several school districts. In consequence, some of the teachers, who hy
nature and education are totally unfitted for the task of instructing the
children of any district; however isolated, are yet enabled, after dismissal by the trustees of one district, to
secure an appointment in another
school if only it is sufficiently remote
from their last charge. The names
of these birds of passage, who, by
the way, are mostly men, are weil
known to the Education Department,
and their certificates should he summarily cancelled. It is unfair to
Boards of Trustees to allow them to
be victimized by these incapables any
longer. Besides, the cancellation of
the certificates of two or three teachers, who through lack of natural aptitude are incapable of improvement,
would exercise a stimulating influence
in " case of others whose want of
professional success is due, not to a
lack of intelligence, but to a deficiency of zeal.
•   *   *
I see no reason to change the opinion expressed three years ago in the
30th Annual Report, that the time
has not yet arrived for the etsablish-
ment of a Provincial University. The
establishment of such a university
would no doubt tend to foster a
stronger provincial spirit; whether at
the same time it would tend to advance the cause of higher education
in the Dominion is doubtful. Apart
altogether from the initial cost for
buildings and apparatus, the amount
required for the salaries of professors and for maintenance would not
be less than $18,000 a year; a sum
sufficiently large to maintain at McGill or Toronto University 60 British Columbia students, allowing each
a scholarship of $300 a year. Even
were our population large enough to
support a university, it is a question
if the money required for its maintenance could not be more judiciously
expended in granting scholarships at
McGill or Toronto to poor but deserving students of this Province.
I believe that in the case of Manitoba University, the Government of
that Province would have acted more
wise'" if instead of founding a small
struggling university at Winnipeg,
they had agreed to contribute one'
half of what is now spent on their
P'"-«vincial University to the support
of a first-class scientific and technical school in connection with Toron-
to Uni"—"' while using thc remaining half to help support at Toronto
Manitoba students who, for want of
funds, are now debarred from enjoy
ing the greatly inferior advantages
offered by the university of their own
It is satisfactory to note that after
encountering many difficulties, the B.
C. Construction Company is now progressing satisfactorily with the hotel
foundation work on the James Bay
The company, after a considerable
amount of worrying by the officials
of the Sabbath Observance Association, has given way and stopped Sunday work, which means, of course,
further delay in the completion of
the contract.
A genuine Cravenette Raincoat on
the back is worth two umbrellas in
the hand. Pneumonia comes cheap,
but goes high. Fit Reform, 75 Government street.
What you please without any distress or
fear of indigestion if you use our Diges
tive Tablets.   Take
according to directions and you need not
fear Dyspepsia. They will make you
feel good and
Glad you are living. These tablets are
wonderful as an aid to digestion and for
curing heartburn, nausea, sick and sour
stomach. You should get a box to-day,
50 cents.
Cyrtjs H. Bowas, Chemist,
98 Government street, near Yates street.
It seems rather a pity that tha
Christmas numbers of the magazines
appear so early as they are quite too
old to be interesting during the holiday season.
* *  *
Who cares about Nan Patterson or
Mrs. Chadwick or any other American adventuress in this moral city?
»   »   » -
"The ladies, God bless 'em!" said
the Monkey, devoutly, as he took his
morning's morning after reading five
more columns of telegrams about
Mrs. Chadwick.
The British Firmament Darkened.
—"With but two exceptions, the
presenting force (the Ben Greet Company) lacks but two people of being
entirelv made up of celebrated English stars of the legitimate drama."
—Pipe dream in the Colonist.
»   »   .
David Spencer, Ltd., is now busy
knocking spots out of the local booksellers with cheap editions of old
novels and modern classics.
• .   .
Holly with berries is very scarce
this year and decorations will suffer
in consequence.
The C. P. R. is running cheap excursions to Vancouver during Christ-
mastide.   They will have to be cheap
to attract maiiv travellers.
'.   •   •
"Going to church on weekdays,"
growled the Monkey as he hopped
into an office in- Trounce alley to pay
a little bill.
.   •   •
In a Victoria restaurant: Customer, regarding very small amount
of bird just served him on a December night—Say, waiter, do you call
that half a grouse?
Waiter—It's a very young grouse,
.   •   •
The advance agent for Ben Greet
wns introduced    to a gentleman in
Victoria   as   the   representative of
Evervman.   See it?
*  *  *
B. J. Perry will be a candidate at
the next Provincial elections in Victoria. He says so. nnd he ought1 to
know. He would be pretty hard_ to
■  Can't those tiresome   newspapers
just drop political   animosities   for
this week?
* •   •
It must be nice to be a pilot and
get paid for work you don't do.
* *   *
When two good Liberals fall out",
as have Messrs. Kingham and Fraser,
over the latter's evidence at the pilotage investigation, the Conservatives
ought to get their own—that is the
truth about the political end of the
* •   *
It is hard to withhold sympathy
from Battling Nelson after he lasted
so gamely until the twentieth round.
* •   •
Dr. Elliott S. Rowe is now allowed
to smoke cigars. An advantage of
the life insurance business over the
* *  *.
If you want an Al pair of dancing
pumps at a reasonable figure, go to
Watson's store on Yates street.
* *   »
The Times refers to the editor of
the Colonist as the "Yellow-eyed representative of a discredited and defeated party."   Not nice journalism.
* *   *
The odd thing about "Everyman"
was that one woman took the part.
»   •   »
A dramatic critic may be paid without ever having been made.
* .   * ■
Lawson will soon begin to feel the
force of the first half of his name.
* *   *
The school teachers say that • all
they wanted was to be allowed to
attend the Institute at Vancouver in
January instead of taking in the
Provincial Institute, which    is held
this year in the Upper Country.
»   •   •
When buying Xmas supplies, do
not forget to lay in a stock of sedlitz
powders and other antidotes to plum
pudding and late nights.
* *   *
It is to be hoped that the emblem
of purity will not cover our streets
with slush for the holiday season.
What is known as a green Christmas
is much preferable to the sloppy mess
that covers our streets after a snow
* •   •
Santa Claus will come Sunday
morning, and the little people will
be happy.
* *   *
Victoria looks forward to the new
hotel much as the small boy looks
forward to his first pants. Anticipation is often better than the realization, hut the new building certainly
will be the greatest improvement that
Victoria has ever had, not excepting
even the Parliament buildings, foi
the hotel covers up a plague spot oi
the worst kind, converting it into a
thing of use and beauty.
»  »   ♦
The newspaper is passing and in
its place is coming the party organ
that suppresses unwelcome news 01
tells just as much as suits its purpose. In the old days telling only
half the truth was considered equiv-
nlnv.1-    4-a     L.^nn,       L..1+-     4-linnA     n«n     4- M rt     rlniTO
tells just as much as suits its purpose. In the old days telling only
half the truth was considered equivalent to lying, but these are the days
of advancement.
• •   •
"How terribly light my pocket is,"
said the monkey as he recovered from
his after-Christmas dyspepsia.
• •   •
There should be a doctor on the
school board. Dr. Bolton would make
a good member and should be elected if he will run. None should know
better hpw to deal with the hygienic-
phase of education so well as a
«  *  *
That pupil was adding insult to injury who borrowed a match from the
principal of the public school in order to light a cigarette.
• •   •
The Tuesday Club must have assembled for a Christmas greet-ing at
their last meeting.
"""" *  *   *
It is quite appropriate that the
Poultry Association should meet at
a restaurant.
• •   •
Window gazing is all the rage this
General Auctioneers and
Commission Merchants,
The Balmoral Auction Mar
Cor. Fort & Douglas St.
We have the best Sale Rooms in Victo
All classes of goods handled on
Furniture Sales a Specia|*y,j
If furnishing your house ask us
Goods also sold by private sale.
! I Cheap but Good
Gentlemen's English
' Patent Leather
t   Dancing Pumps
At $2.50
equal to those sold elsewhere at
$3 and $3.60.  Inspection
Watson's Sboe Store,  65 Yates Street.'
77 Government Street
Christinas Present!
A Large Stock of
Toys, Games, Books aj
Fancy Articles
We invite you to call and inspect our sto
86 Yates Street
.VANTBD—A boj't blcjcle; nroM be la I
class order. Address Cain, Box 84, P.
The Taylor Mill C<
All kinds of Building Material,
210 Government St. Victoria, B.I
Ladies Hats Artistically Trimmed arj
made up, customers furnishing tha
own trimming?. Panama hats re-blocl
ed and cleaned. I
65% Fort street!
Furnished Roonu
For gentlemen, with bath and ele
light; every convenience.
Yates Sti
The most delicious sweetmeat now
on the market in Victoria and at the
same time the most wholesome, is
.the HOME-MADE BUTTER TOFFEE, manufactured by W. R. Hartley, 74 Yates street.
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup,
Pickles and Sauce are condiments
that should he in every house. Price
and quality second to none.
Delicious Perfumes
Ebony Brushes
Toilet Cases 4
Suitable Xmas Presenl
Central Drug Store
Douglas and Yates Streets.
Phone 301.
Mary had a little lamp,
'Twas filled with kerosene,
She went to light the kitchen firej
She's never since benzine.
..,// THE WEEK,  FRIDAY,  DEC. 23, 1904
A Quest of the Night. |
Original Christmas Story
Written for "Christmas Week" by Arnold Watson.
" I had a dream which was not all a dream."—Byron
3rip, drip, drip! .
cold wind, very gusty at all the
foiers. was blowing down the street.
e'T^in came down steadily, except
Jen it became   involved   in these
nd custs.   Then it was blown down
neck and into the eyes of the one
Hated wayfarer in sight.   The city
pck had struck the hour   of Two,
pwly and solemnly, and   the city
as wranned in sleeps
"Rain and wind," muttered Geoffry-' Panshawe, grumblingly, as    he
ulled his hat further down over his
ifes.   "Rain and wind!"
[.As if to emphasize the cause of
Panshawe's displeasure, an ex-
. angry gust of .wind whirled round
Icorner he had' just' reached   and
lew a cloud of cold water into lij.;
<je.   "Curse the weather!" ejacu-
Jted Mr. Panshawe heartily, as   he
look himself.   "Curse the weather;
yway.   No fire, I suppose, when I
home.   No comfort in this in-
fiial country; no comfort, and no
ace!   Home, indeed!   As if a man
J-" have a home here."   He laugh-
in a cold, derisive way and hur-
|d onwards.   The houses he pass-
i were all plunged in the. darkness
tthe night.   JJo warm rays of light
one through the chinks of window
tains or over the fanlights above
doors. . It   was   a city   asleep,
lerybody except Geoffrey Panshawe
imed to have retired between his
[. her warm   blankets.     The rain,
ktrlv. was falling for the especial
pose of annoying Mr. Panshawe.
mid on, past    the    darkened
hses, stepping unawares into pud-
of muddy Water at the crossing,
betimes abusing the weather and
f fate, went the belated citizen un-
^at last he arrived, dripping wet
very ill-tempered, at the house
Iwhich his lodgings were situated,
at house, like the others, showed
flis'ht nor sign of habitation.   Mr.
jishawe opened the front   of his
Ircoat, found his latchkey in his
istcoat pocket and let himself in.
►the hallway he tried to light   a
Itch, but the raiii somehow   had
jjetrated to his matchbox, and he
to grope his way along the hall
[the   stairs,   knocking his   shins
ainst some unexpected obstacle on
way and cursing   beneath   his
|eath as he did so.
(Then he reached his rooms, how-
r; Mr. Panshawe met with a pleas-
surprise.    There was a warm.
in the little sitting room   and
line wood and coal had been placed
lady for his Use.   It was a com-
Jrtable little room, and with   the
right firelight dancing On   ceiling,
(alls and curtains, it was not to be
pised.    On the mantlepiece over
fire were pipes, tobacco jar and
amed photographs.    On the walls
■ere pictures and more photographs,
bookcases were well filled with
ooks.   On the little table stood two
Basses, a .decanter of whisky and a
|iphon of soda water.   Heavy, dark
ed curtains hung at one end of the
bom, draped at the centre, and be-
veeh them one had a glimpse of the
edroom. Comfortable bachelor quar-
ers, a visitor would have said, and
hpme of a man in fairly good cir-
Geoffrey Panshawe! Type of many
sen; neither very young nor old,
[either rich nor poor; neither happy
lor yet quite miserable! He took off
lis dripping hat and overcoat and
Rung them up just outside his door.
They could dry in the passage or stay
jvet. Next, he took off his boots and
Ihrew them aside, sat down in his
nchair beside the fire and fell a-
ng. There was no one to hear,
(nd so he could think aloud.
"Shristmas eve!" he: said to him-
lelf. "Christmas again; Well, what
Joes it matter? What is Christmas
me?" For a man of thirty-five,
he firelight in'falling upon Geoffrey
Panshawe's face, lights up a bitter
ace—a disappointed, weary face,
there are lines on the forehead that
fught not to be there, and lines about
Ihe mouth and eyes, too, that are not
Suite oleasarit. Geoffry stared idly
) the fire for many minutes and
fire stared back at him. He got
R) presently witli a sigh, poured
lome of. the whisky into a glass, half
■lied the-glass with soda water and
emptied it rapidly, at a draught.
Then he fell to walking very slowly
up and down the little room.
"The only.thing in this Christmas business for me;" he said, "is
memory. It is all right for children;
yes, or for older people, with children belonging to them. But what
is the good of it to me?" Judging
bv the expression on Geoffrey Panshawe's face, Christmas was not
much good to him. Presently he
threw himself into his chair again,
and put some more fuel on the fire.
The wind outside had risen and was
blowing round the house, more noisily,
sighing and groaning in the eaves of
the roof and whispering among the
rose bushes in the garden. Fan-
shawe shivered a little and drew
nearer to the hearth, as a man will
when he hears the wind and rain
outside. By degrees the warmth of
the fire exerted its influence over him
and he fell into a light, fitful sleep.
Just how it all happened, Fan-
shawe never could very clearly remember in after years. But he is
quite sure that he was awakened by
a knock at the door. The knock
was so gentle that he was not quite
sure about it, and it had to be repeated before he gave any sign.
Somewhat surprised, he invited the
person outside to enter.
The door opened and a young man
stepped into the room, closing the
door after him. The two looked at
each ether in silence for what seemed like several minutes. The mysterious visitor was very young, perhaps 20 or 21 years of age! He was
dressed smartly enough, but the cut
of his clothes and the shape of his
collar were out of date, by a decade.
He was tall and slender, and his face
was handsome, bright and hopeful.
His eyes were very clear, and his
glance frank and happy. Altogether,
Fanshawe was quite pleasantly impressed by the appearance of the
youth, though he wondered, naturally
enough, who he was and what might
be the meaning of his untimely visit.
However, he invited the youth to
take a chair at the other side of the
fireplace. The visitor did so and
Fanshawe continued to regard him
with interest.
Presently the youth spoke. "You
are wondering, of course, who I am?"
he suggested, with a smile.
"Possibly," replied Fanshawe.
"You do not remember me at all,
I suppose?"
"I do not."
"And yet," said the youth, still
smiling, but rather sadly, "and yet
there was a time—and it is not so
very long ago—when you knew me
better than anyone else."
"Surely not!" said Fanshawe, beginning to doubt if his visitor was
quite right in his mind. "But, of
course, even a few years ago • you
would have been very young, and you
might have changed a great deal.
"I was young, yes. But I have
not changed so much as you. The
fact is you have changed greatly,1
while I—well, I have only ceased to
"Only what?" exclaimed Fanshawe.
The youth smiled again. "You
need not be alarmed," he said, quietly. "But that is the fact. I have
ceased to exist. I am now only a
memory—and  that  halftfiorgottem-'l
Fanshawe was very much puzzled,
but he waited to hear more without
interrupting, and presently the youth
"Probably you wonder," he said,
"how it is that if I have ceased to
exist I can be here talking to you?
Well, this is Christmas morning; did
you remember that?"
"How could I have forgotten?"
replied Fanshawe.
"Plenty of things to keep the day
in your mind, no doubt," suggested
the visitor. "The gay shop windows,
filled with toys and picture books;
the happy, expectant faces of children—ves, the approach of Christmas, is always evident. It is one of
the landmarks of Time. No man,
however fully occupied with business or pleasure, can pass it without observing it."
"I was thinking just now," observed Fanshawe, "that while, as yon
say, one cannot overlook the day, it
comes to have less meaning   as one
gets older."
"You were thinking that?" said
the youth, quickly. "And why is it
"Because—well, because it is so,"
said Fanshawe, lemely.
"I will tell you why it is," said
the youth. As iu spoke he got up
from the chair and stood behind it
looking very earnestly at Fanshawe.
"It is because a lonely man loses
sympathy. Sympathy and affection
are the source of all happiness, and
Christmas Day is nothing without
happiness. You have forgotten so
much. After ten or twelve years, for
in stance, you ha^e forgotten me!
Look at me carefully. My sentiments, my hopes, my enthusiasms
were once your-. But you have killed them all."
"No!" inlfciiupted Fanshawe.
"Not quite that. I begin to understand now who }ou are. 'And it is
lard fa; ••••> I/ bt frank with you.
We all deceivi_j urselves; yes, from
the very beginning. I have not, as
you say, killed the sentiments that
once animated me. Rather have I
found them to be false—the dreams
of unknowing boyhood. In youth,
life seems to be full of great possibilities; but as we get older we have
to come down to stern reality—instead of soaring to the skies, we
are glad enough to find shelter on the
humble earth."
"But," said the youth. "It may
surprise you to know that I was not
deceived. The warm heartedness of
youth is true and right, and the hard-
i>tss that comes with experience is
wrong. This is the time of the year
in which a man remembers, and so
you shall remember now and as you
remember, regret!"
A strange stupor fell suddenly
upon Fanshawe. The firelight glowed brightly before his eyes, widened
out into a sheet of flame and then
slowly died down. He found hiriiSelf
looking across a snow-clad landscape.
Overhead the stars shone in a cloudless sky. In the distance lay a village, lights twinkling redly from windows of cottages, and from the windows of the church standing in the
midst of them. The bells in the
church tower were pealing the glad,
merry chimes of Christmas. The air
was very still and cold. It was a
familiar scene to Fanshawe, for it
represented his birthplace and the
home of his youth.
"Christmas eve twelve years ago,"
said a voice behind him. "We will
see glimpses of what you were doing
The scene before Fanshawe darkened into black night and changed as
rapidly into the warm but dimly lighted interior of a large oak-walled hall.
At the far end a great log fire blazed
in the huge hearth. A lady, in whom
Fanshawe recognized his mother, was
playing soft music at the piano some
distance from the fire. The squire
was in his big armchair near the
fire, a favorite dog lying at his feet.
But the principal actors, in the scene
for Fanshawe were a voung man and
a girl—charmingly pretty girl reclining gracefully on on old settee, while
the young man stood talking to her.
His back was turned towards Fanshawe and he spoke very low, too
low for the old people to hear,_but
not too low for Fanshawe. Ah! the
drift of the boy's remarks was clear
enough, and Fanshawe remembered
the love that had filled his heart on
that night twelve years ago.
"You will forget!" the boy was
saying, "that is what I am afraid
of. When I am thousands of miles
away, some other man will come and
take "ou from me. It will be so easy
for you to forget."
"Geoffry," replied the girl very
gently and smiling a little sadly,
"do not think that."
"I will work so hard for you,
dear," broke in the young fellow
impetuously. "I will work for you,
dream of you, think of you always.
Yon will be the guiding star of my
life. pv«r before me, leading me on
to success, keeping me safe from fol-
lv. But if you fail me, what shall I
have left?"
"Dear boy," said the girl, "keep
the memorv of those words in your
heart. I fear that it is men and not
women who can forget. We know
how to wait patiently and be true.
Look to yourself and never mistrust
my faith!"
The scene faded and darkness surrounded Fanshawe. Then his guest
SDoke again: "Have you remembered?"
"Alas," replied Fanshawe, "I
have not remembered—not as I promised !*
"And shef"
"She wns riVht.   She has waited
The Ben Greet Players
of London, under the personal
direction of Ben Greet,
at the
Victoria Theatre
Tuesday Evening, Dec. ao
The XV Century Morality Play
As given by this company in
London and New York.
Wednesday Evening, Dec. 21st
Appropriate to the Christmas season
The Star of
A miracle play of the Nativity.
Prices of Reserved Seats are $1.50,
$1.00, 75c and 50c, Gallery 25c.
Seats on sale beginning Saturday
Morning at Waitt's Music Store, Govt.
The Lyric
Broad Street
Between Yates and Johnson
T A. Johnson. Pro»>i*«is-r».id M11 vg
Redmond Theatre
Victoria'» Popular Family Play Houee
Continued Success of the
Week Commencing Monday, Dec. a6
and continuing until Wednesday
Evening, with usual Wednesday Souvenir Matinee
The Jolly Laugh Producer
" N1GBE."
Souvenir Matinee, Wednesday
A portrait of Ed Redmond presented to
all attending.
Seats 10 cents
A Few Reserved for 25 cents
Thursday and Balance of Week,
Ending Saturday Matinee
The Cyclonio Comedy Success
" JANE."
Night Prices, 10 and 25 Cents
Phone No. 822
Call us up and Reserve Your Seats
Curtain Rises Evening 8:15.
All Matinees 2:15.
for me patiently all these years."
The darknesB lifted and Fanshawe
was in his room—alone. The fire bad
died down and he was very cold. He
jumped up from his chair and put
his hand to his forehead. Fanshawe's
face had changed. There was a light
of resolution resting upon it.
"Good lord!" he exclaimed, "what
a fool I have been! This is Christmas day. The first thing I shall do
will be to send a cablegram to England.'  '
Ouickly and nervously he got pencil and paper and wrote a copy of
the message to be flashed over the
wires 5,000 miles. Then he went
to ged and was soon fast asleep with
a smile of happiness upon his face.
The message, which was despatched six hours later said:—
"Christmas greeting! If yon can
forgive me the long waiting, come, and
come at once."—Geoffrey.
Savoy Theatre
' W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
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Look at the Names
Owens and LaMarr
Mile Laurendean
Anita DeSchoritz
Genevieve DeForrest
Viola LePage
Clark Sisters
Hewlettes' Burlesquers.
Myrtle Bartelle
Minnie Adams
Dorothy Heather
Marie Sparrow
Mae Mulqueen
Comedians   ■
Jim Rowe
Bob Hewlette
in the burlesque entitled
Fillipino Princess
Admission I5 and 25c.
hatinees ioc. all
?.j» to
Management of
Friday and Sat., 23 and 24
Sheep and Pig
atORAND Theatre tela week.
Two matinees Saturday, commencing at 2.M)
Children, only to
Adults Mo
Johnson Street
Oo where the crowd goes
Le Petit Crystal
Has the Finest Aggregation of
Artists this week ever seen
in this city.
Come and See us, You
will be pleased.
The Pierrots
Give a Special Matinee at the
To-Day, Saturday, at S p jb.
—Also a—
Pnncll and Judy Entertainment
For Children.
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PHONE No. 304 8
THE WEEK, FRIDAY,   DEC.  23, 1904
Saturday's Hunt. I
j The members of the Victoria Hunt!
Club met at the Gorge bridge on
Saturday last for their weekly run.
The course led over Mr. Rogers', Ah
Sing's and Mr. Mercer's land.
The pace was not as fas as usual, as
the going was rather heavy over the
plowed fields. However, all seemed
to enjoy .the run. The weather was
delightful and the jumps not two
high. Only one brave huntsman
came a "cropper." This was a
soldier bold who was mounted on the j
fiery steed "Thunder." The cause!
of his downfall was a little difference j
of opinion with the noble "gee" as
to the right course. Just after getting safely over a fence, " Thunder"(
turned sharply to the right and the
gallant soldier had an idea that he
ought to go to the left, consequently
rider and horse parted company for
a few minutes, but they were soon
together again and finished with the
rest. The following were the ladies
and gentlemen who finished: Miss
Poolev, Miss V. Pooley (rjding
Frank L.), Mr. and Mrs. Bradburn,
Capt. Popham, Capt. Cockburh, Col/
English, Mrs. Bland, Miss Devereux,'
Miss Oney Irving, Mr. Hughes, Mr.
McHenry, Mr. Langworthy and Mr.
Garrett. The next run will be from
*'Fernhill," the residence of Mr.
Pooley, corner of Lampson street aud
Esnuimalt road, on Saturday, the 24th,'
at 2:30 p. m. I
* *   » ' ■
>                  Handball.
An exhibition match was played on
Tuesday night last between Peden
and Hughes (J. B. A. A.) and Winch
and Gallop (Fernwood Y. "M. A.),
which resulted in a win for the J.
B. A. A. team with .the following
scores: 21-14, 21-7, 20-21, 21-18.
The first and second sets were won
easily, owing to the Fernwood boys
lacking good combination, but a
Splendid exhibition was given in the
third and last sets. The Fernwoods
hope to arrange an exhibition match
at singles, with some of the J. B. A,
A. players in the near future.
J In the F. Y. M. A. best average
tournament, E. A. Gallop has a good
lead with 13.33 averaeg for, P. K.
Winch; being second with 11.44 aver-
-«ge for. A. Marconini' is third with
.8.33 and W. P. Merchant' fourth
with 7;90 average for. This tournament will be finished next Tuesday. Commencing with the New
Year the Fernwoods will start a club
handicap tournament, and entries
.should be made as soon as possible to
Chairman Winch.
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'; Britt's Victory.
Jimmy Britt got the decision over
Battling Nelson at the Mechanics'
Institute, San Francisco, on Tuesday
night. His success was expected in
'Frisco, but Nelson's supporters were
justified in their confidence. It was
not expected that the fight would go
to a decision and that made all the
difference. Britt is the more scientific boxer, but he has not the staying
power of the Dane, and the bout
easily might have ended differently.
It must have been a terrible battle,
and Nelson may yet prove too many
for the Californian. In view of the
fact that Joe Gans, who secured a
decision' recently over Britt on a
foul, can hardly get down to weight
again. The decision Tuesday night
gives Britt, virtually, the light-weight
• •   •
Savoy Boxing Hatch.
Great iajercst is taken in the 15-
round go between Oakley, of the
Shearwater and Gr. Neillings, R.G.
A., at the Savoy Theatre on Friday
night. : Both men are in fine form,
and there appears to be little to
choose between them. City sports
generally seem to fancy the sailor.
Ihe Savoy management has earned
a reputation.for putting up first-class
boxing contests, and this should prove
no exception to the rule.
Provincial Police Walker and Dow,
of Fernie, who went after the Indians
last week for. hunting deer with dogs,
were unable to entrap the wily red
men, although the police were satis-
fled in their own minds that the Indians had grossly violated the law.
They found four encampments between Elko and Wardner. At each
camp were about five dogs, all securely tied and looking very innocent. It is believed that the Indians,
alive to the situation, had spies out
and passed the word along ahead of
the police and had the dogs tied at
the camps. The four camps had at
least 100 horses, many .of them pack
animals, ad by the Indians' own admissions they were killig many deer.
Teh wild, scared condition of the
scattered deer on the mountains as
found by the white hunters also bear
out the theory tha the Indians have
been chasing them with dogs. The
police ewre unable to secure any incriminating evidence  on  this point,
nor on that of selling the slain deer.
■    •   •   «
McNarnee vs. Hornbuckle.
Gr. McNamee, of the Royal Garrison Artillery, has accepted a challenge from Professor Hornbuckle, of
Vancouver, to box twenty rounds to
a decision, at catch weights, at the
Victoria Theatre, on a date to be
fixed towards the end of next month.
McNamee is a strong boxer and
should give Mr. Hornbuckle the time
of hia life. He is getting into condition doing some hard work daily
with Sergt. Dunn. Gr. Reilly and
others. His weight, ringside, is about
175 pounds.
*   *  »
The Crow's Nest Pass Hockey Association met at Pincher Creek last
Week and drew up a schedule of
games to be played at various places
along the line from Fernie eastward.
The Stage
Poor Businses.
The business at the Victoria theatre continues very poor while the
best of the popular priced theatres
are enjoying big patronage. Of late
some high class, attractions have been
staged at the Victoria, more especially the performances by the Ben
Greet players—one of the most noted
theatrical organizations in Great
Britain—but poor houses have been
the rule all the time. The situation
is becoming serious and the more enthusiastic playgoers recognise the
fact. While business has been bad
here, the Vancouver opera house,
competing with twice the number of
low priced houses, has kept up its
record as one of the best theatres
on the Northwest circuit. Why the
repeated failures here? It is curious
to i»»- that with his finger on the
pulse of the circuit all the time and
well knowing recent conditions in
Victoria, John Cort, of Seattle, general manager of the Nortlnvest Theatrical Association, is still talking
about a new, theatre for Victoria.
The C.P.R. company, who built and
own the Vancouver opera house, may
possibly supply the capital for the
new venture and if so the theatre is
likelv to be one of the finest on the
The Redmond Theatre.
Thc coming week at the Redmond
Theatre will be devoted to comedy.
Victoria audiences like to laugh,'and
always enjoy clean and wholesome
fun. The company are clever in
comedy, a fact well known to the
patrons of this cosy play house.
"Niobe," a lively fun producer,
will be the offering for the first half
of the week, beginning with Monday
and continuing until Wednesday and
concluding with the usuaF Wednesday matinee. As a comedy "Niobe"
is a great play and presents situations
that produce great merriment. Madame Myee will have a most congenial
role and Mr. Redmond offers another
jolly impersonation—that will create
no end of fun.
For the last half of the week the
whirlwind comedy creation. "Jane"
will be offered and what is more to
the point, enjoyed, for like its predecessor it is constructed for laughing purposes and in the capable hands
of Mr. Redmond's players a genuine
week of hearty laughter is assured.
The souvenir matinee next Wednesday will in all probability attract
much attention, from.the collectors of
souvenirs. The portrait of Ed. Red-
•nond will be "resented to all attend-
iri- nnd many will wish to secure a
picture of him.
Ben Greet Players.
One of the most interesting theatrical events, in Victoria for a long
time past wns thte visit of the Ben
Greet Players. In the production
of the ofd morality play "Everyman" theatre-goers had an opportunity to see something quite remarkable, and white a very large number
of those present did not appreciate
the performance, there were others
more fortunate.   Madge Robertson's
little article on this play in the "Colonist-is well worth reprinting. /She
says: "It would be hard to overpraise the production of 'Everyman!
b . the Ben Greet company. Such a
rare presentment has not, I fancy,
been seen here before. The absence
of stage tricks, the fidelity to. the
text and its environment, the absolute control of the situations and the
dramatic fitness of the emotional rendition make this a notable production. The elements of grotesqueness
and melodrama are so marvellously
handled and subdued to the level
tone of consistent morality that these
are services of strength to the dialogue. We have to thank Mr. Greet
for giving us an opportunity of realizing what his revival of the old
morality plays means. He has shown
us that a play wholly simple and
primitive, with elemental lessons of
retribution, can be made the occasion
of i most scholarly presentment, that
its literary value can be immeasurably heightened by most careful stage
handling, and that a high standard
can be determinedly maintained and
made popular with no extraneous
aids. The acting of Miss Frawley
dominates the play, and deservedly
so. It is hardly possible that Victoria will be out of accord with the
rest of the continent in refusing her
the appreciation she deserves. It is
not too much to say that the per,
formance was wholly satisfying from
an educational standpoint, that it
was artistic to a degree and that its
moral aspect, naturally simple and
direct, was impressed upon us with
the greatest realism, which is the
highest art. One is glad to have a
chance to say a few, words of appreciation of so finished a piece of
The Retort Courteous.
"The late Charles Hoyt," says
Frank Daniels, the actor, "was about
as genial a fellow as one would ever
meet; yet, when occasion offered, he
could give utterance to some rather
sarcastic remarks.
"I remember once how he gave an
awful jolt to a player well known
for his intense egotism. Hoyt was
in the box of a Western theatre witnessing the first production of one
of his musical comedies, and, in ac-
cordance~with his custom, making
notes for the improvement of the
piece, when a telegram from the actor referred to was handed to him.
The telegram read:
"If your play is a success I very
much desire the leading role in
"Whereupon Hoyt turned over the
message, wrote upon the other side,
'You are alone in your desire,' and
gave it to the messenger to be at once
put on the wire,"—Collier's Weekly.
Players People Know.
Miss Alta. Phipps, who recently left
the Redmond company, is now singing
at the Emnire theatre, Vancouver,
and earning considerable praise from
the press.
• *   *
Miss Viola Le Page, the popular
dancer and singer at the Savoy, is a
Canadian girl, hailing from Quebec.
She once hesitated between the stage
and the convent and left the decision
to chance.
• »   .
Ben Greet, who played at the Victoria theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday last, has been on the boards
for more years than he likes to remember. He has the reputation of
being one of the most cultivated actors on the British stage. For many
summers he toured England with pastoral plays, played in the open.
• •   •
Florence Roberts is reported to be
one of the wealthiest players in America. She is a prime faovrite on
the Const, and it is said, returns her
compliment by investing largely in
real estate in the various cities she
visits from  'Frisco to Vancouver.
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