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you will want a change in your wxid-
robe. We have some very handsome and
durable Fall suitings.   Cull on
CROOT & TOOMBS
26 Broad St; Victoria,
and we will reward yon suitably.
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A Provincial Review and Magazine.
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VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1905.
One Dollar Per Annum.
CONCERNING ST. ANDREW.
Some Selected Verses and Some Wise Comments
Made For The Week.
By C. E. FLORAX
By all accounts George, the patron
saint of England, was an enterprising
and romantic personage, who bested at
least one dragon in a duel. Irish St.
Patrick is supposed to have been a
kindly soul and a renowned snake-
charmer. Of St. Andrew we know but
little. He seems to have been a quiet,
decent man who got himself crucified
in novel fashion—the wood of his cross
forming not "+" but "X"—and, so
crucified, drifted ashore on the coast of
Fifeshire, Scotland. Hence St. Andrew's cross, St. Andrew's Day and St.
Andrew's associations.
St. Andrew's Day has come round
again. It is a high day for Scotsmen—
like New eYar's Day, it is a season for
looking backward for looking forward;
a season of mental stock-taking. In
tlie matter of Scottish ''speechifying"
it probably ranks next to the 25th of
January. On St. Andrew's Day Scotsmen at home and, more especially,
Scotsmen abroad—in India, Africa, Australia, Canada—arc wont to assemble
just for the sake of "Auld Lang Syne"
because "blood is thicker than water."
It is easy, of course, to praise Athens
to the Athenians. So the speechifying
is apt to degenerate into mutual admiration and self-glorification. But,
when all is said, allowing for a little
exuberance and perhaps a little drivel,
such racial gatherings are justifiable
and of benefit. Cosmopolitanism is good,
and nowadays we are learning to understand and to appreciate the inhabitants of foreign countries. Imperialism
is good, and we by no means wish to
exalt any one part of the greatest empire that ever was, at the expense of
any other part. Canadian, Australian,
Indian, South African and Old Countryman—"we are a' Jack Tamson's
bairns." Still he is a cold-blooded fellow, or not worth much who does not
love his own country best of all:—
"Breathed there a man with a soul so
dead
Who never to himself hath said
This is my own, my native land?
Whose heart   has ne'er    within   him
burned
As home his footsteps he hath turned
From wandering on a foreign strand?"
—Scott.
"Deep in Canadian woods we've met,
From one bright island flown.
Great is thc land wc tread ,but yet
Our hearts are with our own."
—Sullivan.
Where they ought to be!
We Scotsmen are quite aware of our
little fads and failings, bless you.
Naturally, we can't se ea joke, without
that "surgical operation." We are a
tight-fisted, grasping set and shudder
when "bang goes sixpence." We have
a barbaric fondness for brilliant colors
and love to sport the varigated tartan.
Roses and golden lilies are all very well
for other people, but our flower is the
heather. "If I didn't see the heather
once a year I'd die." Roast beef is
wholesome eating and moose-flash palatable, but what food of them all would
dare to stand on the same table wi tl?
Himself, "great chieftain o' tire pud-
din 'race," The Haggis? And, though
we may pass time listening to the tones
of organ or of violin, thc only music
that makes us thrill is the music of thc
pipes.
"But hark, what strains are these salute the ear
Fitful and weird and wild and piercing
clear?
As  when a prisoned  polecat,    furious
still
To miss the accustomed freedom of the
hill,
Whene'er he views his captor near the
cage
Snarls his  defiance, bowlls his futile
rage,
So seem the sounds; and yet again the
strain,
Wails like a woman o'er her husband
slain,
Melts like a maiden listening 'neath the
stars,
Or  swells  victorious  as  the  voice  of
Mars.
It is the  Northern   war-pipe,   and   is
tones
The warrior hears; he rushes on the
foe,
Presaging victory, but if hostile blow
Outstretch him, as inanimate he lies
For the dear little land content he dies."
Lastly, we would sooner drink barley bree than Bovril, lemonade or ditch
water. In fact we like our dram. Well,
other peoples are ready to imitate us
in this, as they are ready to follow us
in eating porridge and in playing golf.
And on St. Andrew's Day surely even
the "Unco Guid" among us will not
begrudge us "a wee drappie o't." Indeed, whether they begrudge it us or
not, we are going to take it.
"From the  dim  shieling on the misty
island
Mountains divide us and a world of
seas,
But still our hearts are true, our hearts
are Highland,
And we in dreams behold the Hebri-
dees."
Fellow countrymen, a bumper, and
no heeltaps! For the toast is: "Scotland yet!"
G. E. FLORAX.
John de Fontaine, a Spruce creek
(Atlin) miner, recently was robbed of
14 ounces of gold, value $285, which he
left in his cabin for just 30 minutes.
always has been handsomely hated in
Vancouver, but being the only morning
paper was bound to secure support
and the Province, as the organ of the
C.P.R., has never been trusted. Newspaper business is like any other kind
of business—every man has a right to
try and the best man wins.
Shortly after 9 o'clock on Sunday
night a large meteor passed clear over
Vancouver, leaving a blazing trail of
sparks behind it, finally burying itself
in the vicinity of Vancouver mountain. . It looked like a gigantic fireball, and was one of the finest terrestrial visitors ever seen in this part of
the world.
As things stand at present in Vancouver, unless one belongs to a club, it is
impossible to quench one's thirst on
Sundays with anything more interesting than aqua pura. The average working man cannot afford to belong to a
club, and as the licensed houses are
closed, he has to go dry. It may be
that the council imagines that the toiler
is something like the camel and can
store up enough liquid during the six
days to last over the seventh. But
why should any distinction be made between the unlicensed club and the
licensed bar? Is there any reason why
the humble toiler should not have his
social recreation on Sunday any more
than his wealthier neighbor? It is not
pecessary to go into the question of
the harmful effects of drink. When
it comes to that it might easily be
proved that unlicensed clubs have
ruined more men than licensed bars.
It is merely a question as to whether
it is right to enforce this kind of class
legislation.
Sun-day is now known as dry-day in
Vancouver. Thc cry of the shipwrecked mariner, "Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink," is
reversed on Sundays here to "saloons
and policemen everywhere and not a
drop to drink." By the appearance of
the disconsolate-looking ones standing
around the notels they evidently dislike
the new order of tilings. The number
of inebriates to be met with on the
streets, however, shows the farcical
side of the new regime. Let Vancouver beware of following the example of
hypocritical   Toronto.
It is entertaining to note the superior
manner in which the News-Advertiser
and The Province write on the subject of thc "superfluous newspaper."
The object of these superior writings
is clear enough. Any newspaper which
endeavors to secure a share of public
patronage in the field in which the
News-Advertiser and The Province arc
growing fat and futile, is "superfluous" j i]af]
News-Advertiser    and
concerned.    As
.      .Kline got it
According to report Mayor Keary of
New Westminster is likely to be reelected by acclamation. This will be
his fourth or fifth term of office. Mr.
Keary makes a good mayor in many
ways and has always commanded
strong support in the Royal City except on one occasion, when he was impelled into provneial politics and had
the unwisdom to oppose Tom Gifford
and the government of "Dick" McBride. Then the free and independents
did things to him. However, report
said at the time that Mr. Keary would
have been just as well pleased to have
the   Conservative  as  the  Liberal
so far as The Mews-Advertiser and j nomination for that election. All lie
Tlie Province are concerned. As a j wailted was to gct into politics—nnfl
matter   of   fact   the    News-Advertiser' ],„ „ot ;t   ovcr njs  nea(].
A GALAXY OF
Fancy Xmas  Fruits
Crystalued Anjelica, per lb.... 75c
Glace Cherries, per lb 75c
Shelled Walnuts, per lb 50c
Groudd Almonds, per lb 50c
Shelled Almonds, per lb 40c
Smvrna Figs, per lb  25c
Stuffed Figs in bottles, per lb. .50c
Stuffed Dates in bottles, per Ib.soc
DIXI H. ROSS & CO., Ill Government St.
CHRISTMAS FRUIT IMPORTERS-
THE PASSING SHOW.
A Review of Local and Foreign Events and Topics
of the Week.
The march of events in Russia has
been swift of late, and there appears
to have been a regular battle fought
at Sebastopol between mutineers and
loyalists on sea and land. Several warships appear to have been seized by
the rebels and these were engaged by
Vice-Admiral Chouknin. On land the
loyal troops were led by Baron Meller-
Gakomelskie. Telegraphic communication between St. Petersburg and
other parts of Russia has been almost
completely broken, with the result that
reliable news as to the outcome of the
fighting at Sebastopol is not yet obtainable. The Novosti says that thc
rebels were routed and that the leaders already have been executed, and
adds that over 5,000 men were killed
in the battle. St. Petersburg is full of
rumors, but even the government has
little reliable information. Among Ihe
stories current is one that two cruisers
were sunk at Sebastopol. Coiiui
Witte's administration is still in the
saddle, but whether it will long continue in even nominal control of the
country is doubtful. From all parts
of Russia come disquieting reports,
and the whole country may yet be involved in open revolution.
British Politics.
All sorts of reports of ihe critical
condition of affairs in Downing street
have been cabled out during the past
week or so, and there is a possibility
that Mr. Balfour's cabinet may resign.
The acceptance by Sir William Camp-
bell-Bannerman of thc Irish Home
Rule plank has been followed by a
declaration to the contrary effect hy
Lord Rosebery, who is considered hy
many Liberals in the Old Country as
a more real leader of the parly than
Sir William. This means a decided
break in the Liberal ranks. Lord
Rosebery, by tbe way, once actually
introduced an Irish Home Rule
bill into the House of Lords, if
we are not mistaken. But his speech
in support of it was not very convincing. If the Liberals decide to go
'to thc country on the Home Rule issue
they stand an excellent chance of defeat.
In these matters the King is a sort of
providence—in whom we put trust
when there is no other help available.
Judge   Lampman   is to be the royal
commissioner.
The   School   Controversy.
In response to the request   of
the
Victoria board of school trustees, thc
council of public instruction has directed that a royal commission inquire into the action of Miss Deans Cameron,
of the department and of the school
board in the matter of certain drawings
made in a recent examination by
scholars of the South Park school. The
inquiry is to be confined strictly to
that issue, which is fortunate if il is
desired that the inquiry be terminated
before the commencement of thc tourist
season. The Week is glad that this
decision has heen arrived at because it
will put a stop to the publication of
petitions and of correspondence in thc
Times from alleged "fathers of families," "lovers of justice," "fairplays,"
and other fulile ink-slingers and nlso
because it is possible ihat, hy this
means, that most timid thing in Victoria—the truth—may come nut nf
hiding. The Times says Ihat live department has decided that the King
"should take a hand in it" and seems
worried that His Majesty should he
troubled about the mailer. Thc Week
docs not think thc King will ever hear
.of   this   particular   royal   commission.
What Halse Did to Vancouver.
What about Vancouver's coming
civic elections? Who are to be the
candidates for the mayoralty? The
present chief magistrate has just decided to run for re-election. Mr. T.
McGregor is mentioned, and Neelands,
whose political aspirations have caused
him to be Conservative and Liberal alternately in such a way as to entitle
him to be called a "quick change
artist," would like the salary again.
Mr. Buscombe has been a fairly good
mayor, and his mistakes are entirely
due lo his allowing Alderman Halse to
run him on occasions. Alderman Halse
after all is a marvellous figure in civic
politics. Last year when candidates
were being looked for and the future
seemed somewhat dark, a small voice,
no one has discovered whose, said,
"Why not get Halse?" When all were
pretending to be wise, it did not do to
ask "Who is Halse?" That might
have argued ignorance. So Halse's
name got passed around. "Just the
man we want." "Great experience in
thc Northwest." "Thoroughly understands whnt he is about"—such remarks were common, but from whence
they originated no one guessed. Perhaps if thc question were put, the echo
might answer: "From Halse." However, Halse. like a knight of old, stepped into the breach and brought his
battle-axe, not to have it ground—far
from it. The axe was bright and
sharp, lt didn't need grinding. It was
merely to cut off people's heads, to destroy anything an inexperienced mayor
would let him. So off went the engineer's head. The condition of the
streets and the heavier taxes bear witness as to thc wonderful result. Off
went the city clerk's head, and a new
style of official was created. Then the
axe worked at everything but building
up, till the city is like the man in the
song—"He dunno' where he are." And
what about Halse?
Thc 'times' Prophetic Soul.
. The Times is in a prophetic mood.
So long as British Columbia has a
Conservative government—or any other
government that is not tied to thc
Laurier apron slrongs—thc Times
knows no peace. If something destructive does not hit the McBride administration shortly the paper will become a sort of daily shriek, and get on
peoples' nerves. Just now it is prophesying an early dissolution and appeal
lo thc country. It says thc House will
meet early in January when Mr. Tatlow, having had the audacity to make
those who owe taxes pay them, will be
able to declare a surplus. This is too
bad of Mr. Tatlow. The reason why
thc Times anticipates that the government is to hurry on general elections
a year or two before Ihey are due are
that John Houston is out of the cotin^
try and that a new daily paper is to
be started in Nelson! But is it not
extraordinary Ihat the Times, wheh is
for ever declaring that thc country
will down the government so soon as
it gets the chance, and that Mr. McBride and his colleagues care only for
the "spoils of office, should now prophesy that the government of its own free THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 190.
The PassingShow
will is to offer its neck to the axe held
'by an outraged public two years before its term is up?
Doing Up the Farmer.
Everyone in British Columbia knows,
or has heard, what a rich farming
country there is on the islands forming the Delta of the Fraser river.
With the land properly dyked and
drained it raises the heaviest crops in
British Columbia, and should be an
ideal dairying centre. Yet, strange to
say, the farmers cannot make dairying
pay, and some of them are actually
getting rid of their cowls because of
their inability to make money out of
them. The cause is not so had to find.
One farmer, who is working 110 acres,
is milking 18 cows, for the whole product of which he only received $47 as
his monthly cheque. Another farmier
is milking 16 .cows, and his monthly
cheque does not exceed $45. There are
several other farmers in just the same
fix, but these two will do to illustrate
the situation. They are being paid at
the rate of six cents per gallon, and it
would be strange if they could make
dairying pay at such a low rate. It
costs at least $45 per month, board and
wages, for a man to look after the cows,
and then there is the feed to be taken
into consideration. On the face of it,
how is the farmer to make anything?
They are supplying the milk to an institution in Vancouver, the same milk,
minus the cream, being retailed at 10
cents per quart. ' It would be interesting to know into whose pockets the profits are going, for there is a wide margin between 6 cents and 40 cents. Anyway, neither the farmer nor the consumer is a participant in the spoils.
APPLICATIONS     FOR     TIMBER
LICENCES.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated at Kumdis
Slough, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked Geo. W. Morrow's N.E. corner; thence running east 40 chains;
thence north 160 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence south 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massed Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Column
bia, October 23rd, 1905.
GEO. W.  MORROW,
Per  Percy  Harrison,
Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated in Jus-
katla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake marked
J. M. Collison's S.W. corner; thence
running 40 chains east; thence 160
chains south; thence west 40 chains;
thence north 160 chains to point of
commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia, October 23rd, 1905.
J. M. COLLISON,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near Mammon
River, Juskatla, Masset Inlet, Queen
Charlotte Island. Commencing at a
stake marked Percy Harrison's N.W.
corner; thence running 40 chains east;
thence 160 chains north; thence west
40 chains; thence south 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
PERCY  HARRISON.
Vancouver's "Sign" Law.
Recently an order was given hy the
Vancouver City Council that all projecting street signs over a certain
length were to be removed. The size
was limited to tw.o feet long and the
sign had to be placed at least 10 feet
high above the sidewalk. The order
was rigidly enforced on all thc smaller
business men, but it is easy to see that
the larger ones have paid no attention
to the demand, and some of their signs
project over the sidewalk ten, twelve
or fourteen feet. Perhaps, after all, it
is only natural that the bigger stores
should want larger signs, but why not
allow the smaller stores to also gratify
their advertising ambitions in the same
way? It may be that the City Council
is trying to elongate the citizens' necks
in endeavoring to decipher the small
signs placed ten feet high above the
sidewalks. It certainly does give one
a "crick" in thc jugular to look at some
of them—but what is the sense of making people's necks longer and then-
closing thc saloons on Sunday?
Gregory's Band has been the chief
attraction at the Grand theatre, Victoria, during thc week, and a very excellent musical performance was given
each evening. The week closes with
two matinees to-day for children, for
whom only 5 cents admission is
charged, and with the performances
to-night, commencing at 7.30. The first
afternoon performance commences aft
2.30 o'clock.
NOVICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near Mammon
River, Juskatla, Masset Inlet, Queen
Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a
stake marked Percy Harrison's N.E.
corner; thence running 40 chains
south; thence 160 chains west; thence
north 40 chains; thence, east 160 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
PERCY HARRISON.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated in Juskatla,
Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands
Commencing at a stake marked E. C
Cdllison's S.W. corner; thence running 40 chains east; thence 160 chains
north; thence west 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
E. C. COLLISON,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near head of
Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked H. A. Collison's N.W. corner; thence running 40 chains east;
thence 160 chains south; thence west
40 chains; thence north 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
H. A. COLLISON,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following de-
schibed lands, situated near Quan
River, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked L. Morrow's S.E. corner;
thence running 40 chains east; thence
160 chains south; thence west 40
chains; thence north 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
L. MORROW,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make ap-
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated at head of Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake marked
H. A. Collison's S.E. corner; thence
running 40 chains east; thence 160
chains north; thence west 40 chains;
thence south 160 chains to point of
commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia.
October 23rd, 1905.
H. A. COLLISON',
Per   Percy   Harrison,
Agent.
NOTICii is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near head of
Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked L. Morrow's N.W. corner;
thence running 40 chains south; thence
16b chains west; thence north 40
chains; thence east 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
L. MORROW,
Per   Percy   Harrison,
Agent.
D. H. BALE
Phone 1140.
LEIGHTON ROAD,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Building Lots For Sale.
Houses Built on the
INSTALMENT PLAN.
Something New in
VISITING CARDS..
Dimity
All the Fad East.
The long nights are coming, don't forget
our lending library.
VICTORIA BOOK & STATIONERY
COMPANY.
DUTCH BULBS,
ROSE TREES.
JOHNSTONS SEED STORE
City Market.
NEW STOCK
AT
HASTIE'S
FAIR
Your Inspection
Invited
ASSEMBLY  DANCING ACADEMY
ASSEMBLY HALL. FORT ST.
'Phone A822.
Mrs. Simpson's advanced class is held
on Thursdays, at 8 p.m.; Beginners'
class, Monday; Children's class, Thursdays ; class for children under ten years,
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 5.30.
RE: CHARLES STOUGHTON,
DECEASED.
TAKE NOTICE that all persons
having claims against thc estate of
Charles Stoughton are required tc
forward them to Wesley Hodgson, the
executor of the said estate, on or before Tuesday, the 2nd day of January, 1006, after which date thc said
executor will proceed to distribute the
said estate among the parties thereto,
having regard only to the claims of
which he shall then have had notice.
BODWELL & LAWSON.
Dated 30th day of November, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days alter date 1 intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
lor a special license to- cut aud carry
away timber irom the following described lands, situated opposite Harrison's island, Juskatla, Massett inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake marked E. C. Collison's fl.E. corner; thence running 40
chains east; thence 160 chains south;
thence west 40 chains; thence north
160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
E. C. COLLISON,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date 1 intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated about centre of
Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked Ella M. Morrow's S.E. corner;
thence running 40 chains west; thence
160 chains north; thence east 40 chains;
thence south 160 chains to point of
commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
ELLA  M.  MORROW,
Per  Percy  Harrison,
Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated about centre of
Juskaitla and known as Harrison'*
Island, containing 640 acres more or
less.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd,  1905.
JOHN R.  SCOTT,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date 1 intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lanos and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated on Quan Kiver,
Massett inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands,
Commencing at a stake marked John
R. Scott's N.E. corner; thence running
east 40 chains; thence lbo chains
north; thence west 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement. ,
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
JOHN R. SCOTT,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
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away timber from the following described lands, situated on Kumdis
Slough, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake marked
Geo. W. Morrow's N.W. corner;
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south 160 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence north 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
GEO. W. MORROW,
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.
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The black bat night has flown,
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PHONE 586 THE WEEK, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 2, 1905.
The Week in
West Kootenay.
Nelson Politics and Some Law
5uits-A Pierce Joke on the
Editor of the Rossland Miner.
Nelson, November 28.
Nothing further has been done about
the reconciling measures in the Conservative ranks of this city, as the president, R. S. Lennie, has been absent in
Victoria on legal business. It is probable, however, on his return that matters will be amicably arranged and for.
the first time for some years there will
be a united Conservative party in Nelson to give combat to their opponents,
the Grits. There is one thing which
must be noted with regard to politics
in this city, and the same applies to
Nelson and to other portions of the
Kootenay, where the chief influx of
population has not been overwhelm-i
ingly "Eastern Canadian," and, namely, that the parties do not by any
means reckon up in their organizations anything like the full voting
strength of the city. There are many
of Conservative and of Grit leanings
who, when it comes down to a vote,
do not vote with their party, but with
the man. Hence is seen the anomaly
of Nelson returning a Conservative to
the Provincial Legislature and a Liberal to that of the Dominion. This
is partly explained, of course, by the
prevalent system of loaves and fishes.
It may not be true that Premier McBride or Premier Laurier will refuse
to a Liberal or to a Conservative respectively what either would not refuse to a Conservative or a Libeir^L
but, however impeachable in this regard those statesmen may be, the constituency thinks it well to be on the
safe side. Apart from this feeling,
none too noble nor patriotic, there is
a. large independent vote.
The situation in Nelson, municipally, has become somewhat complicated
by the postponing of the hearing of
the case between the West Kootenay
Power & Light Company and the city
until January next. Furthermore,
those in the direction of the city's affairs have had a laurel added unto
them by the outcome of the recent
hearing in this matter a*- Victoria. The
city was permitted to put in further
evidence, along the line asked for by
the trial judge, Mr. Justice Irving.
This strengthens their case .so strongly as to probably compel the adverse
side to alter their tactics and rest their
case on other than the grounds originally put into the forefront. Furthermore the power company have not seen
fit to press their case for contempt of
court and consequent imprisonment of
the contractors and sequestration of
the revenues of the municipality of
Nelson. Yet more, the judge's injunction, which was so badly worded that
it might have meant the stoppage of
all work upon the city, has been ex-,
plained as to its action, and the city
has been shown how it can be complied with. That is by building a
certain cribbing. This, by the way,
the city has already declared itself
willing to do, but the power company
refused to accept. Hence there is a
triple victory on behalf of the municipality. Had the preliminary skirmish
gone the other way there is little doubt
but that there would have been a demand for the return of Houston. That
gentleman may "et return. Indeed, it
is definitely stated that he will do so
on December 15, but the way is not
so clear before him if he wishes to run
again for mayor. Mr. Justice Irving
lately volunteered the statement that
the city of Nelson had been highhanded in the manner in which it had treat
ed his injunction. As the injunction,
no matter how favorable may be the ■
result of the present law proceedings, j
will have cost the city thousands of,
dollars in the loss of income and the !
prevention of the establishment of
small industries, there can be little Stir-1
prise at the hostility with which it re
gards the court order which has done
this. In some plainer spoken parts of
the Empire than British Columbia
probably Mr. Justice Irving might
have had real cause to complain of the
treatment of his injunction.
During the week three legal matters
of some importance to the mining industry have been more or less settled. The first was the long standing
case between the Slocan Star and the
Star Mining Company. This was a
case of a lead being followed by the
former through the ground of the latter back into their own property. The
Slocan Star was located in the old days
when claims were staked with extra
lateral rights. The contention wasV
that the lead followed was not a continuous one, and Chief Hunter has decided that this contention is erroneous.
The case is appealed to the Full Court.
The second case was that of the location of certain mineral claims. E. A.
Dockstedder located a claim called the
Colonial over the Cody fraction in
1901. In 1903 W. G. Clark relocated
the Cody fraction on the expiry of its
term as the Wild Rose fraction. Clark
claimed that the Colonial had its discovery stake on another man's property, that the location line ran over
two other mineral claims, and that the
claim was located on one side instead
of both sides of the location line.
Dockstedder maintained that the location line even under these circumv-
stances was valid and therefore the
Colonial was a true claim. He also declared that as the location line of the
Cody fraction, over which he had lo-)(
cated, was more than 90 degrees off
the direction in which it purported to
be, that the Cody fraction was not
properly located, and therefore the
ground was open to the location of the
Colonial. Dockstedder has been upheld on all points. The third case is
that between the Centre Star and the
Nickle Plate mine, both of Rossland.
In the old days when the Nickle Plate
was lower in its workings than the
Centre Star, immediately contiguous to
it, all the water made in the Centre
Star percolated to the Nickle Plate
ground. After a while the Nickle
Plate stopped working and the Centre
Star continued on down and the reverse happened. The real reason of
this was a natural watercourse along
a fault common to both properties.
The matter was complicated by the
Nickle Plate entering the ground of
the Centre Star at the sixth level and
removing some ore which was afterwards discovered to be too low grade
to permit of shipment at the then
smelting rates. When the manager of
the Nickie Plate discovered that the
Centre Star was working in the vicinity
of the trespass he acquainted the management of the latter with the circumstances. The Nickle Plate was
then full of water, and if the men had
holed through, ignorant of the presence of the trespass workings, there
would have been a catastrophe and
possibly half a hundred men drowned.
The Centre Star then wanted the
Nickle Plate pumped out and a wall
erected at the side line keeping the
water in the Nickle Plate. This was
useless, as the water was entering
along the fault at the upper levels as
well as at this, and ran into the Centre
Star at an angle. However, the request was complied with, but then the
Centre Star, then under the management of litigous Mr. Kirby, insisted
on the Nickle Plate being kept dry all
the time. This was refused, as thc
Nickle Plate was shut down and on
the grounds that the water came in
a natural manner and not because of
the workings in the Nickle Piatt.
Then came the long law suit, which
finally went up to the Privy Council,
and now has been, withdrawn in all its
ramifications and cross-suits at the instance of James Cronin, who wants to
mine and not to be in hot water with
his neighbors even if they cast cold
water on his projects. The only regrettable point about this case is that
no decision has been come to on a
point which may seriously affect the
working  expenses of  a  mining  company.
A good story came from Rossland
this week. Last Sunday morning, after the members of the editorial staff
of the Miner had retired to their
couches the forme was pulled and a
scurrilous libel was inserted on a well
known hotelman, Nels Burritt. A few
copies were run off by the mischievous
linotype operator for private circulation and Nels got a copy. He did not
particularly mind, as the libel was so
rank as to be a joke, but forthwith
threatened Billy Esling, the editor,
with criminal libel. Up went the new
editor into the air several hundred
yards and swore out a warrant, notwithstanding the pleadings of the apparently offended Nels, and got after
that erring printer, who has struck the
trail for the States. Rossland wants to
know whether the joke is on the printer, on the editor or on the hotelman!
A "POPULAR" ENGINE.
Messrs. Rochussen & Collis, of this
city, have secured the agency for the
new coal oil engines built by Messrs.
Mietz & Weiss, of New York. These
engines are built for marine and stationary purposes, and combine extreme
simplicity with effective and economical
operation. Crude coal oil may be
used. These engines are well adapted
for launches as they never "go wrong"
in the way of the gasoline engines. The
cost of running them is estimated at
40 per cent, less than the cost of any
other engine. These engines will be
found most convenient for farmers and
miners requiring power. Full particulars can be obtained by writing to
Messrs. Rochussen & Collis, who have
already placed several in the province.
A travelling eye specialist, Dr.
King, was actually arrested in Birtle,
Man., the other day for kissing a
Mrs. Hartley, and fined $20 and costs.
The "doc" snatched a kiss while
gazing into the lady's eyes in his
consultation room. Unprofessional,
very, but the temptation may have
been great. Beastly cold place, Manitoba, anyhow, and Mrs. Hartley must
be heartless!
Mother (severely)—Are you looking for a place to spend the summer
where your husband will join you
every night?
Mrs. Goitte—No, none of the roof
gardens take boarders.
Mrs. Jiggson—The bull pup does
not like mother; he growls at her.
Jiggson—Then 111 have the coachman shoot him. I can't bear to see
dumb animals suffer.
Howell—Don't you wish you could
live your life over again?
Powell—Well, I should say not!
I've got a twenty-year endowment
policy maturing next month.
The staff of The Week is tired of
paying 50c. and 60c. per dozen for
eggs and in order to increase the supply, will encourage the proper care
of chickens by giving away free from
now until Christmas day "The Pacific Poultryman" for one year to
any man, woman or child who pays a
dollar fr a year's subscription to
The Week. Renewals will count. Tho
Pacific Poultryman is a very useful
and interesting paper published in
Tacoma.
Mr. R. L. Borden, leader of the
Conservative party, has announced
that he is in favor of a reconsideration of thc indemnity act of last session. Better late than never. Politics is too much of a "profession" in
Canada already; indeed judging by
snme transactions on the part of the
Sleepy Seven in the constituency of
Alberni, politics is not much better
than a trade.
The Automatic Telephone Compnny
of Portland, Ore. is making inquiries
in Vancouver with a view to applying
for a franchise to operate in that
city.
MRS. GARRETT SMITH
Teacher of the  Pianoforte
"Am Meer," Dallas Road.
Pupils taught Theory and Harmony and prepared for the examinations of the Toronto Conservatory of Music.
Recommended by Edward Fisher. Mus. Doc, and other leading
musicians in Canada.
Terms $5.00 a month for two lessons weekly.
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1 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER a, 1905.
The Week
A Weekly Review, Magazine and Newspaper, published at the Old Colonist
Block, Government Street, by
S. A. G. PINCH
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"ALBERNI"   STILL  RANKLES.
" "If the manner in which victory was
secured in Alberni were inquired into
by the courts, the result might not be
altogether creditable to the government."—Victoria  Times,  November 28.
If the manner in which a certain M.
P. endeavored to purchase votes and
•influence in Alberni for the Ottawa
machine were inquired into, the result
would be altogether discreditable to the
Laurier-Templeman outfit.
But this is the "tu quoque" argument
and is advanced only because the Times,
terrified lest the machinations of certain of the sordid seven in Alberni
should be disclosed when the result of
that bye-election proved so different
to the anticipations and hopes of the
Ittawa Liberals, hastened to draw
stinking fish across the trail by manufacturing and publishing charges of cur-
ruption against the provincial government.
The Week is in receipt of certain information from Alberni concerning
that bye-election. One voter, who also was a man of influence, was offered
$1,000 and a government "job" to work
bis particular polling place. He was
a Liberal—one of the old sort—and he
declined the bribe.
The attempt to buy up Alberni failed,
but that does not make the crime less
pcrious. This is not a matter of
"party politics" at all. So far as The
Week can see, thc present day Liberal
party has no policy. It has adopted the
Conservative platform on the fiscal
question—the only real issue that ever
existed between the two parties in
Canada—and it has followed also the
former policy of the Conservative party
of bonusing big railway corporations
with the people's money. This policy,
excusable and perhaps even desirable
under one set of conditions, is inexcusable under a different set of conditions. So far as the Grand Trunk
scheme is concerned—the bonusing of
a railway to build into the now flourishing Northwest provinces—that policy is unnecessary and bad.
There is to-day only one real plank
in the Liberal platform and that plank
ts "stick in office and hang on to the
patronage." Thc Grand Trunk scheme
not only provides an immense corruption fund—politely called campaign
dHind—but also, a large crop of well-
paid position for supporters of the Liberal    machine.    The    Grand    Trunk
scheme, for that reason, looked good to
the Grits.
The government of British Columbia has no campaign fund. It has not
sold itself to any corporation and for
that very simple reason, charges of
corruption against the government fall
to the ground. Supposing that the majority of electors of Alberni were purchasable—a supposition that would be
entirely false—it would have taken a
lot of money to have purchased that
handsome vote accorded Mr. Manson
against the nominee of the Ottawa machine. The present government of
British Columbia never had enough
money to do it with, and all the corruption practiced in Alberni was done
with money from the bulging sack at
Ottawa, and the purchased votes were
accorded Mr. Aitken.
WHAT  HAULTAIN  IS  UP
AGAINST.
The following are the grievances set
out in the letter written from the
bishop's palace at St. Boniface to the
clergy of the diocese regarding Mr.
Haultain, and which has already been
read in many of the churches:
1. "He has taken away from us the
control of our schools through the
Catholic section which he has abolished
in 1892.
2. He has taken away from us our
Catholic books.
3. He has refused positively to appoint a Catholic inspector, notwithstanding the earnest request by the
Venerable Bishop of St. Boniface, seconded by the Venerable Bishop of St.
Albert and of Prince Albert.
4. He has been most exacting and
unfair towards Catholic teachers coming from England or different parts of
Canada; the result was that in several Catholic centres the children do
not know how to read or write.
5. He has opposed publicly the continuation of the actual separate school
system when there was the question of
the organization of the new provinces
and he has declared that his first action, if he should come back to power
would be to abolish thc clause in the
law conserving a system of Separate
Neutral Schools in the two new provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta.
We also know the fiery speeches he has
made in Ontario appealing to the worst
prejudices of race and creed, denouncing His Excellency, the Apostolic
Delegate in awful terms, and boasting
consequently, if anything remains to
Catholics as far as separate schools
are concerned, it is against his formal
will.
In view of these facts how could
Catholics give reasonable and in conscience their vote in favor of Haultain
and of candidates who recognize him
as their chief and their leader whom
they are bound to follow and obey?
Tbe Catholics should then unite and
vote for those who are in favor of
the actual system of separate schools,
though these schools arc neutral because it is a partial recognition of their
rights as free citizens of this country.
Now is the time to show that we are
a factor in public affairs. Let us unite
then and cast our votes for the leaders who favor separate schools and
their followers."
ADELARD LANGEVIN,
Archbishop.
PROSPERITY IN ATHALMER.
An ozonogram says Athalmer is all
right, all right, and occasionally $1,000
\s seen on thc "table."—Wilmer Outcrop, p
1      NORTHWEST'S UNLUCKY
HERITAGE.
; State interference in the domain of
religion will inevitably tend to the
weakening of true religious spirit, 'and
to the impairment of true education,
and many of those who supported the
Autonomy Bill know that these things
are  true.—Grand  Forks  Gazette.
: THE CURSE OF JOURNALISM.
While waiting for the boom that is
coming in the spring with the K. C.
R., the Outcrop would like to take in
the several hundred dollars due this
office. Divided up, this amounts to
very little individually, but, oh! how
much they mean to the editor who is
endeavoring to keep the sheriff at a
respectable / distance.;—Wilmer. Outcrop.
A VIRILE ADMINISTRATION.
. The visit of Premier McBride and
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works to Similkameen marks an important event. That the whole district impressed them most favorably is
evident from the views which they expressed thereon. Neither were these
views given as reluctant admissions, but
expressed with a warmth and enthusiasm that argued positive conviction.
Visits of this kind are always productive of good. Not only, does it enable
the ministers to get a proper under-
Standing of the needs and resources of
jthe district, but it gives the people an
opportunity to size up those to whom
they have intrusted the conduct of their
public affairs. Now the people of
■Similkameen have heard Premier McBride's straight-forward statement, and
have had an opporunity to verify most
of what he told them and the general
Verdict is that it was genuine. From
fhe narrowness of its majority the government has been described by a certain section of the press as a weak government, but judged by its acts it has
shown the courage and virility of a
strong government.—Hedley  Gazette.
CONCERNING THE WEEK.
A New Dress.
The Week will shortly be published
in a new dress, the proprietor having
installed a Lanston Monotype machine
for the purpose of improving his facilities. It is the first type-setting machine of its kind to be set up west of
Toronto and is very different from
the usual Linotype or Typograph.—
Kamloops  Standard.
Says We Are Radical.
The Victoria Week will in the future issue a Vancouver edition. If
The Week could cut out its radicalism
in politics, and publish an independent
paper, it would grow into a big success in this province. But so long as
it goes on the theory that any one
party whose cause it espouses can do
no wrong, just so long must it accept
the name of being narrow and contracted. The Week has ability back
of it and there is a field if the propdr
course is pursued.—Cranbrook Herald.
"Pronounced Tory Tendencies."
The Victoria Week, despite pronounced Tory tendencies, is usually
sane in its comments on current affairs,
but when it allows its party feelings
to lead it into declaring that the Ottawa Liberals "bought up the voters
of Alberta" it discloses a weakness not
heretofore suspected. There may have
been corruption in the Alberta elections, of that we know nothing, but we
have no hesitancy in describing as arrant nonsense the charge that the
nweping Liberal victory was in ajny
appreciable measure due to briberwy
of the electorate. To believe anything
of the sort is to confess to a very poor
opinion of the people of Alberta.—
Daily News, Nelson.
Cranbrook has had its first municipal
elections. Mr. G. T. Rogers won the
mayoralty with 114 votes as against 57
accorded his opponent, Mr. A. Moffat. The aldermen elected were:—
P. Fink, D. E. Murphy, J. Greer, H.
Hickenbotham, G. P. Tisdale and G.
Jackson. May the first city fathers
prove worthy of the thriving little
city! It is six years since thc writer
was in Cranbrook and no doubt many
changes—and all for the better—have
taken place since then, >b;ut he has a
liv'ely recollection of the' hospitality of
the Cranbrook people and of thc charming country surrounding it
The Week is informed by a new
breed of canary bird that the alliance
between J. D. Taylor, editor of the
New Westminster Columbian, and
"Doc." Sawyer, advertising genius, is
about to be dissolved, and that Mr.
Sawyer contemplates starting a second
paper in the Royal City. If he is
wise, he won't. Starting a new paper
is like unto bucking a roulette wheel.
The money goes so fast that you can
hardly see it go.
H. H. Cassell, a youth of New
Westminster, in the employ of the C.
P. R., recently gallivanted off to Seattle with some of his employers'
money and a Vancouver girl. He is
now doing time, not in the pen, but on
his honeymoon. Friends came up with
the stuff and the C.P.R. called off the
blood hounds. 'Tis often thus in British Columbia.
Turkey seems to worry about the
seizure of Mytilene mighty little.
Judge Lampman, of the Victoria
County court, is to be the commissioner who is to enquire into the South
Park schol riot. The Week does not
envy him his job. It will be worse
than deciding on the amount a printer
overcharges or on any other of the.
stiff problems presented in his court.
Misguided Victorians still find time
to "write to the Times" on the subject of the municipal water question.
The Times publishes more drivel in
its correspondence column than any
other daily in Canada.
Mrs. Maud Haywood has tripped
down Government street and is now
making up tempting "Nemo" dishes at
the Windsor grocer. That food is all
right, all right, as Maud mixes it, but
why, oh why, is it called "Nemo"?
Reversed the name would be "Omen,"
not a bad name. Better still, another
transposition of letters would turn it
into "On-me." Just now it is a case,
for customers of the Windsor, of eating one "on Maud."
So "Sol" Oppenheimer did not commit contempt of court after all. Still
it certainly maue good copy. "Sol" is
so well known in Vancouver, and the
idea of his being guilty of contempt of
anything but politics, was a sensation
for the city. 'Sol on being interviewed, describes his sensations on arriving in this city from Seattle. Everyone looked upon him as if he was a
curiosity, a new midget or fat man,
for the vaudeville theatres. He felt
that if his departure had not been
solaced with an ovation of the leading
citizens, at least he had reached that
pinnacle of greatness on his return
that is accorded lo men that have made
their mark. He soon realized, however,
when he met his intimates, that the
glory of Solomon had departed and
that he was simply a well nourished
joke.
Premier McBride and the Hon. R.
G. Tatlow, Minister of Finance, have
left for Ottawa on government business. This is sad news for the Victoria Times, its editor's idea of the
duties of ministers being that they
should sit in their departmental office
chairs all the year round and listen to
applicants for government jobs. Ministers who tried to carry on the administration of the affairs of British Columbia while holding down mahogany
in Victoria would do about as much
good as a life insurance man who never moved from his desk. The Times
has a thoroughly Victorian idea of doing business—go to sleep and wake up
when business comes to you.
In the window of one of the most
enterprising tobacconists of Victoria!,
among the Christinas novelties there is
w small obscene statue of a hoy seated
in a manner that is not usually exhibited to the public gaze. This kind of
thing is all very well in France, but
British Columbia likes it not.
China
Cut Glass
Silver
These are the three lines most largely
drawn from in the selection of Christmas Gifts.
. For the season so close at hand we
have a personally selected array of the
best productions,
Exclusive,   Distinctive,
Artistic.
as you would expect to find in an establishment like ours, and nowhere else.
If there is any difference in price as
compared with what is asked for ordinary, inexpertly selected wares, your
good sense will determine the reason at
a glance.
We preach comparisons because we
benefit by them.
THE CHINA.
It is quite impossible to give even a
summary of all the choice things opened
out in this Department the last week or
two. We call your attention to the
splendid selections in
Royal Bonn.
Embracing almost everything in useful
and ornamental  Table  Chinaware.
Table Chinaware.
Vases, Jardinieres, Centrepieces, Cheese
Stands, Bowls and Saucers, Teapots,
Sugars and Creams, Cracker Jars, Cake
Plates, etc., from $250. to $15.00 each.
Royal  Doulton.
Art Stoneware Jardinieres, Teapots,
Tobacco Jams, Vases, Jugs, Sugars and
Creams, Salads, etc., 35c. up the scale
to $8.50 each.
Saxe Dessert Ware.
Hand painted China in most appropriate decorations. Apples, Pears, Strawberries, Grapes, Oranges, Cherries.
Dessert   Plates,  $8.50  to  $18  doz.
Berry Dishes and Comports from $2.
Fruit Saucers, $6.50 to $8 doz.
dozen.
Just passing  mention  of the
Corn Sets, Fish Services
Lobster Sets.
Also in the Hand Painted Saxe China,
$15.00, $20.00, $25.00 the set. Only one
of each pattern. More china news next
week.
THE CUT GLASS.
We have sung thc praises of Libbey
Cut Glass, for which we are sole Vi$x
toria Agents, unceasingly. "There is
no finer made."
Perfume Bottles, $4.50, $6.00, $7.50 ea.
Flower Vases, all sizes, $3.50 to $12 ea.
Water Bottles from $7.50 to $14 each.
Oil Bottles.... from $6.00 to $10 each.
Preserve, Bon Bon and Olive Dishes
$3.00, $3.50, $4-00, $5.00 to $7.50 ea.
Communion Serving Cups at $5.00
each. Sugars and Creams from $6 to
$10 each.
"Other Things, Too."
HOME
HOTEL
SsfCLUB FURNISHERS
VICTORIA, B. C. THE WREK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1905.
* A Lady's Letter *
% By BABETTE. ^
Dear Madge:—The number of superfluous women in the world, whom
nobody seems to want and who are
always wanting "something to do," is,
unhapply, not decreasing. Women are
increasing in numbers, if we are to pin
our faith to statistics, while "mere
man" does not exhibit a growing fondness for what have been described
with some truth as the bonds of matrimony. So the surplus of eternal
feminine is eternally evident wherever
one goes. The ordinary channels of
employment are full to overflowing
with self-supporting members of the
gentler sex, and, though the governess is less frequent than of yore, we
have women in a dozen other industrial guises and disguises, until it
would seem as if the Roman Emperor's drastic method of suppressing undesirables remains the only hope for
outrivalled man. If some enterprising
financier would build one of the Garden Cities we hear so much of and
colonise it with the disagreeable ancients of both sixes the project might
pay. The clubs, at all events, might
not be unresponsive over the removal
of that particular variety of "old warrior" who appropriates all the best armchairs, sits on all the newspapers he
is unable to read, and eternally anathematises the food, the charges, and
the management. And the long-talked-
of club ball might actually take place
before we get to passe to enjoy them.
Seriously, though, there is a pleasant
and very profitable opportunity for the
energetic and unemployed young iomen
of thc moment in the character of a
decorator. There are many of those
who entertain a great deal that would
be only too glad to know of a reliable
decorator to "do" the dinner table,
tea table, or drawing room, as the
case may be, not to mention the reception room and hall, on the occasion of
a wedding. Besides, there are the shop
windows to dress. Here is a splendid
opportunity for an artistic young woman to establish her reputation as a
decorator, because she has all the very
best materials to work with, so to
speak. Discussing the subject of decorations at this time of the year, naturally leads one to think of appropriate dressings for the Xmas dinner
table. And apropos, Challoner . &
Mitchell are showing this week a window full of the daintiest candle and
electric light shades at half price that
are so suitable for table and dining
room light fixtures. Some are made in
quaint shapes and oi the palest pink
silk, while others represent huge red
and yellow tulips; these are most ei
fective when sbading a light. Nothing
is more cheerful at Xmas time than to
have one's dining table and surroundL
of adulterated food have so alarmed
the astonished public that "the simple
life" and "back to the land" appeal
more than ever to the victim of the
rapacious and peccant tradesman. For
the comfort of those with a sweet tooth
and otherwise, it may, however, be confided that a really reliable grocer is
Dixi H. Ross. For dainty Xmas
■sweels as well as spicy and delicious
viands, I know of no other grocer in
town that has so tempting and pure a
stock. During my last week's shopping cruise I happened in on Finch &
Finch in search of a suitable necktie
for an absent brother. Here I beheld
a splendid display, and my fancy
prompted me to choose one of dark
.green silk with the tiniest red flake.
In the same store I came across boxes
and boxes of the prettiest Irish linen
.handkerchiefs, some were beautifully
embroidered, while others were daintily hemstitched and edged with the
best vallenciennes lace. Surely a gift
of a half dozen or so of these dear
"mouchoirs" would gladden the heart
of any woman. In Weiler Bros. I was
fairly overcome with delight, for I beheld, from an unobserved corner of the
store, a dear friend purchasing a lovely vase of that beautiful Doulton ware
of which they possess such a choice
assortment. Of course it was quite by
accident that I overheard her giving
my address, and rejoice with me; it
is to be sent up on Xmas eve! I
really felt like rushing forward and
caressing her on the spot. But I
must say it is not a difficult task to
^select Xmas gifts in this delightful
store; because they have undoubtedly
most things under the sun in the line
of artistic pottery, Libbey's beautiful
cut-glass, Oriental goods, brass, copper,
besides the daintiest of French china.
To particularise the temptations set
so engagingly before one is a difficult
task, but, if one note of admiration be
more underlined than another it would
be in noticing the elegance of design
which characterises their new stock
decorative china plates, also the lovely fish, game, and fruit services which
they are at present displaying in the
windows.
Personally 1 think most women covet
attractive toilet specialties on sight
and dainty as the various packages of
the Dehess toilet soap appear externally the inside is even better. The
purity, excellence, and delicacy of perfume recommending it to the connoisseur as well as the practical every-day
lady who likes a soap at once lasting
and inexpensive. This soap produces
a very soft, creamy lather, and is delightful for general use, being specially good for delicate skins. Some
especial process of manufacture keeps
it from wasting as some kinds will.
Terry & Marett's, I believe, is the only
drug store in town that sells this exquisite toilet soap.
Colored shoes and stockings are decidedly increasing in favor, and there
is no doubt that the feeling for shorter dancing frocks will give an impetus
to this pretty fashion. Of course there
will always remain a considerable pro-
ings bright with pretty lights.    I may
say it is also a time when one's silver- j portion  of my  sex   for whom  discre
ware, glass, etc.,  is most in evidence.
The time when liqueur sets, punch
bowls, decanters, etc., are much in use,
and the hearty "cheer, oh," is heard
most frequently in every well regulated household. Hence could there be
a more appropriate or useful gift than
one of the above mentioned? Then go
to Challoner & Mitchell, Madge, to select your present for John; they have a
splendid variety of articles of this
kind from which to choose. And remember that in presenting him with a
gift of this kind you are at the same
time adding to the furnishings of your
dining room. And now it has come to
my mind to be sure and tell you to
choose a good wine for your Xmas
turkey.    I know of none better than
■tion in this particular will ever remain
I he better part of valor. For them
black and bronze shoes with plain silk
stockings spell wisdom. The Patterson Shoe Company have all thc popular shades of the moment and I have
a particular longing to possess a
dainty pair of pearl-grey shoes that I
saw perched up in their window the
other day.
The Hinton Company's showing of
electrical fixtures is fairly bewildering.
For no sooner has one made a suitable
choice in the way of an artistic bracket
or lamp, as the case may be, than another apparently more attractive looking fitting looms up. And so I found
one might go on all day, picking up
one fixture, only lo discard it in a few
Mumm's Extra Dry.    This champagne (minutes for another.    However. I kept
has been vouched over and over again j in view two wrought-iron fixtures that
as the best on the market, and after all,
Xmas comes but once a year, and why
should we not have the best cheer?
Recent revelations as to the horrors
enslaved my affections from the start,
find finally decided upon these, which
have since been hung in my hall with
the desired effect.   They consist of two
drop lamps, or lanterns, in square
shapes with scrolls of wrought-iron
decorating them in artistic designs. I
find these the most suitable fittings I
have yet seen for a hall. I should
heartily advise you not to forget to take
a look at this company's stock when
you are in town. BABETTE.
THE WEEK'S ORE MOVEMENTS.
Nelson, November 24.
The returns of ore shipments and
smelter receipts for the week ending
November 24 from the various mines of
Kootenay and Yale are not altogether
comprehensive as there is no system at
present for gathering them in a weekly
form though the majority of thc mines
and smelters have promised to help out
the public in this regard. Much of the
information presented below has been
gathered through the courtesy of the
management of the Trail smelter, and
of other concerns.
The Trail smelter has in operation
just now four copper furnaces and one
lead furnace and as soon as the St. Eugene resumes shipments it is probable
that yet another furnace will have to
be added to the lead side. The same remark applies to the Hall Mines smelter
at. Nelson. The Granby smelter has
seven furnaces in operation; the B. C.
Copper smelter two, and the Marysville
one. No report is presented this week
of the return of the Hall Mines and
Marysville smelter but the information
can be promised for the former of the
two at a later date.
Boundary Ore Shipments.
Granby 15,696
Mother Lode    3.328
Rawhide       150
Providence        30
Total  19204
Total for year, 810,324.
Rossland Ore Shipments
Le Roi  11,71(2
Centre Star  1,593
War Eagle  1,003
Le Roi No. 2  289
Jumbo  100
Total
4,697
Total for year, 298,003.
Slocan and E. Kootenay Ore Shipments
Iron Mask  137
Monitor and Ajax  93
Lone Bachelor  20
Sally  18
Other mines  400
Total  668
Ore Receipts—Trail.
Le Roi  1,712
Centre Star  1,593
War Eagle  1,003
Le Roi No. 2  289
Iron Mask  137
Monitor and Ajax  93
Providence  30
Lone Bachelor  20
Sally  18
Total  4,895
Ore Receipts—Granby.
Granhy  15,696
Jumbo  100
Total 16,796
Ore Receipts—B.  C.   Copper Co.
Mother Lode    3,328
Rawhide       150
Total
3478
On Friday, December 8th, F. W.
Wade, K.C, is going to lecture the
young Liberals of Vancouver on the
reasons which should impel young men
to become Liberals. This no doubt
will be fruitful of Yukon experiences.
Wallace Bros., of Essington, have an
order for 1,000,000 pounds of halibut
for England.
It is reported that thc Dominion parliament will meet about thc middle of
January and that all matters of tariff
revision will he postponed until the
following year.
ARTISTIC AND INEXPENSIVE ART GOODS
SUCH AS FRENCH BRONZES, CUT GLASS,
SILVER DEPOSIT WARE, HAND DECORATED
CHINA, ETC., ARE GREAT FEATURES OF
OUR XMAS DISPLAY.
THEY ARE FASHIONABLE, ECONOMICAL.
AND DURABLE CHRISTMAS GIFTS.
1
Challoner & Mitchell
THE  XMAS  GIFT STORE
47-49   GOVERNMENT STREET.   VICTORIA.
'rrrrrvrrtrimrrttrTprcrT
HOME COMPORT IS MATERIALLY
INCREASED BY   HAVING   EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT ELECTRICAL
FIXTURES
Should
Be
Artistic,
They
Should
I be
Economi-
YOU  GET THEM  AT
^    HINTON ELECTRIC CO. ltd.    *
C 29 GOVERNMENT STREET, VICTORIA. 0
ZjULUJLSLXXSiSLXUJJlJLUJLlXSU^
THE DISCRIMINATING MAN
THE COMMON SENSE MAN
THE REFINED MAN
DEMANDS
THE
GEORGE E. KEITH
WALKOVER
SHOE.
BECAUSE:
IT   IS   ALL   THAT   IS
BEST   IN   FOOTWEAR.
The Regular Price is $5.50
But at Our Mammoth Sale You   Can
Buy Thtm for $3.35   Per Pair,   If
you cut ou'. and bring thi* ad. with
you.
THE PATERSON SHOE CO.
THE   CITY   SHOE   STORE, ,    THE    SHOE    EMPORIUM,
70 Government St., 132 Government St.,
VICTORIA. I VICTORIA.
440
I THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1905.
"Let there be light!" Light is the
first requirement of human creatures;
heat is the sec.ond. In the South Park
School controversy the usual order of
thngs has been reversed; the heat has
already had its turn and now we are
to have light. Most appropriately the
authorities have chosen as the man most
capable of throwing light on tlhe discussion Judge Lampman, who has been
appointed Royal Commissioner. There
is therefore every likelihood of this
unfortunate controversy soon coming to
and end.
There is something else in Victoria
which needs light; and that is the quarter of the city which lies over James
Bay. Nobody will deny that the City
Councillors have done yeoman work
this year in the laying down of concrete
sidewalks as far as funds would allow,
and lighting is expensive. But I would
like to call their attention to tlhe neglected lighting of the streets which
branch off Superior street, where it is
hard to find any particular house unless
the seeker is intimately acquainted with
the neighbourhood. When sufficient
money is available an expenditure in
this direction would be one to benefit
a very large number of inhabitants',
whose homes are situated there and an
equally large number whose visits at
present are often conducted under difficulties.
*   *   #
There was a notice in The Indian
Church News not long ago to the effect
flhat  "bridge' had exerted  a very reforming effect on the British officer in
India.      It    contended    that    regular
bridge playing at moderate points had
checked to a large extent the gambling
spirit which is popularly supposed to be
a sine qua non of the British officer
abroad and at home.   No doubt there is
much to be said for this point of view
provided that both contingencies occur,
viz., frequent playing and low points;
but   it   is   rather  a  change  from  the
articles which used to flood the press
when bridge first became the rage. Then
it  was  pointed  out that owing to the
incessant bridge playing which was the
prevailing custom, it became impossible
for ladies who moved in good society
to continue there   unless their purses
were commensurate with that of For-
tunatus.    The  heroine  of the society
novelist was also in perpetual difficulties
owing to her habitual  bridge  playing
at  moderate    points.      Here  in  Victoria    the  bridge    players  have  their
troubles though they are of rather a
different type.   There are many ladies
who make a point of playing bridge
on certain afternoons every week and
in some of the sets it appears, from
what I have gathered, that it is extremely difficult for a bridge afternoon
to end harm.oniously.   Disputes are of
frequent  occurrence  and  quarrels   are
not unknown.   It seems a pity that a
good clean game like bridge should be
spoilt   in   this   fashion.    Good  temper
is the hall-mark of good breeding and
in  card-playing  almost  more  than   in
anything else it is an absolute necessity.
There is no one who is more disliked
than the bad loser; the boastfully triumphant  winner  is  objectionable,   but
in a different way.   For a sketch of the
ideal  card-player  I  would   recommend
my readers to a book by A. E. Benson
entitled—"The   Princess   Sophia."
*   *   *
Now that we arc on the verge of
the Christmas season I wish that some
genius would invent a new round game
—something quiet and simple; not one
of those rowdy games after the ping-
pong style, which game has, thank heaven I died and been buried; not a game
where it is necessary for people to stand
up and talk, to be perpetually called on
to take their turn, but  a   new  game
after the old-fashioned style of "Spoof"
where the game is of sufficient interest
to keep the   attention of the   players
and yet sufficiently simple to be within
the mental    capabilities of    the weak-
minded  individuals    who    always   say
when asked if they can play such and
such a game—"No; and I am sure that
I could never learn it; I am so silly at
picking up new games."   And yet these
same people are quite content to keep
on sitting down at the table, blocking
every suggestion  in  like manner  and
preventing others from playing a really
intellectual game, until finally the hostess is compelled to propose "Up Jenkins"   or   "Beggar   my   Neighbor" or
something equally absurd and childish.
And these are grown-up people, mind
you, not babes and sucklings.
*   *   *
In the last    edition of   the "Book
Monthly" there was a plea inserted for
modern    ghost    story    writers.    The
writer complained that in order to read
a good ghost story it is necessary to
turn to the old-fashioned books which
alone    catered    satisfactorily  to    the
young people who love to sit round the
fireside with the lights turned low to
have their feelings harrowed with the
blood-curdling narratives of the headless countess who haunted her  faithless lord to his grave.   Personally, I
rather incline to the belief that ghost
stories have gone out of fashion because the    modern  generation  is    too
practical  for them.    They have heard
so much of modern science and have
had so many    wonders    explained to
them that a mere ghost story would
be thrown on one side as absurd.    I
have met many children  since I have
lived in Victoria and have never heard
one ask for a story—let alone a ghost
story.
New Goods Just
Arrived for Christmas
We did more business last month
than ever before.   The reason is
because we give the best value
that money can buy/
30 Pairs for the Man that wants to spend $2.50
36 Pairs for the Lads that want to spend 1,50
24 Pairs for the Ladies th tawant beauty and strength '.. 3.00
30 Pairs Misses' Dong. Kid Blucher, heavy soles, sizes n to 2 1.50
30 Pairs  Men's  Hip  and Thigh Rubber Boots at 5.00
24 Pairs  George  A.   Slater's  Invictus Fine Boots at 4.00
12 Pairs  Ladies'  Dongola   Kid,   Goodyear welt, at 2.00
15 Pairs   Children's   Button   Boots,   sizes 9 to ioi/2, a little off style, at    50
12 Pairs Youths' Lace Boots, sizes 11 and 12     50
Look out for our Slippers, now on the way, which will be put on sale
next month. The long and short of it is, we want your trade. High quality and low prices should interest you.
James flaynard, SLPaft.'
Street
' Bl'k
PHONE  1232
I wonder what, on earth, the gentleman, who wrote in the Victoria Times
last Monday, meant when he said that
the "long string of defeats sustained
by British foot-ball teams at the feet
of the visiting New Zealanders would
not tend to the popularity of "mere"
Colonials at home." I think we may
safely say that there is no better loser
in the w.orld than an English team at
any game, and the very last thing which
would occur as the result of the splendid career of the New Zealanders would
he a decrease in their popularity. On
the contrary nothing is more likely to
foster a greater feeling of regard. The
expression in the Times was unfortunate and can hardly be  described as
"Imperial."
*   *   *
So the streets have at last been renamed. No doubt it was a much
needed change but I always feel so
sorry for the postmen who have to unlearn all that they have learned before.
Of course for new men, especially for
those who arc newcomers the change
pianiste, also will perform. Great interest is taken in this enterprise of the
festival society and big patronage is assured.
* *   *
The event of chief interest to Victoria theatre goers is the announcement that Mr. John Cort, president of
the Northwest Theatrical Syndicate—
the coast branch of the Klaw & Erlinger trust—has taken a lease of the
Victoria theatre for five years. This
probably will mean a more intelligent
and businesslike direction of the theatre and an improvement in number
and class of shows presented. So far
as the control of the house goes, from
the trust standpoint, Mr. Cort's advent
as lessee makes no difference, as the
theatre has been under the trust all
along.
* *   #
Carl Berch's stock company, at the
People's theatre, Vancouver, has been
playing to good houses. They put up an
excellent show and deserve every bit
of the patronage received. Berch himself is a tragedian of no mean order,
and although he has been away frqm
the stage for years, shows that he has
not forgotten his early training on the
boards. He has had considerable diffi-
cully vvijth the lease of the theatre,
Mr. Lucas claiming prior rights, and
The
LYRIC
THEATRE
Week   of December 4,  1905.
Broad Street,
Yates    and
Between
Johnson
0. Renz,      Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville
talent that pains and money can secure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8:80.
Admission: 10 and 25c.
is everything.   By the way, why didn't j t,)e case  ig at present being tried in
the   re-naming  authorities   change  thc
name    of  "Queer  Street"  while they
were   about it?      Aaronson    Avenue
would suit admirably.   I am sorry that
court.    A climax  was nearly reached
last  week,  when  Mr.   Berch  resisted
Mr.  Lucas' entry to the stage at thc
point of a gun.   However, should the
Bird-cage Walk has lost its distinctive j c^ m  CQWt hQ  AkUM agaj)lst Mf
title; it will deprive the old time joker' ^^ hg intends bui,ding another the.
of passing off the old wheeze on theV atfe  immediately|  on  Hastings street,
WATSON'S THEATRE
PHONE 81
Week Starting Monday, Dec. 4.
Watson Stock Comp'y
Present the Laughing Success
The Private Secretary.
Starting Thursday Night, thc Irish
Comedy
Con The Shaughraun.
PRICES 10, 25 AND 35 CENTS
new-comer :—
"Why did Bird-cage walk?"
"Because Pemberton Road."
THE LOUNGER.
MUSIC AND THE STAGE.
There is lo be a boom in musical
circles in Victoria next week when the
Victoria Musical Festival Society will
give two concerts. Thc first is lo take
place on  Thursday  at  the  Mctropoli-
bpposite the Province office.
* * *
Manager E. G. Dorr, of the Grand
theatre, Vancouver, is to be congratulated on the splendid show he is nightly putting up to crowded houses in his
popular place of ■entertainment. Nothing is too good or too expensive for
him to obtain to add to the enjoyment of his patrons. As a first-class
variety show thc Grand would be hard
to    beat    in   any  cily,  and  that Mr.
During, the past week the Watson
theatre has held most enthusiastic
audiences nightly to witness the two
plays put on there. The first half of
the week was devoted to "East Lynne"
and since Thursday night a dramatization of the late George Du Maurier's
celebrated novel "Trilby" has held the
boards. This latter play has made the
biggest kind of a hit and seats have
been at a premium. The last performance of "Trilby" will be given tonight. Starting Monday night the big
farce    comedy    success,   "The Private
Grand
JOHNSON STREET.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Daily—7.30 to 11.80.     Matinees ioc. all over.
RESERVED SBHTS 20c.
WAALUND AND TELA.
JENNIE DE WEESE
THELMA DE VERNE.
CONNERS AND McKENZIE.
Savoy
Theatre
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Week December 4
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Dorr's   efforts   to   amuse   Vancouver's' Secretary," will be presented and will
tan church, when Mendelssohn's oralio   pleasure-loving  folk  are appreciated  is   run the first half of the week.    "The
"Elijah" will he sung, and the second
will be a miscellaneous musical performance at the Victoria theatre on
Friday. Mr. Watkin Mills. Miss
Editli Kirkwood, Miss Gertrude Lonsdale and Mr. Harold Wilde, all well
known English singers, will take part,
and  Mr.  Edouard  Parlovitz,  a  noted
evinced   by   every    scat    being    filled Private Secretary" is recognized as one
nightly. of the best comedies on the English-
*   *   * speaking stage, and it is sure to draw'
At thc Savoy on December 11 there thc   crowds    to    Watson's.     Starting
will he a boxing contest for 15 rounds Thursday  night  Dion   Boucicault's  fa-
for  a   decision   between    Aleck    Mc- mous Irish comedy, "The  Shaughaun"
Namcc, laic of R.G.A., and Kid New- will be staged.
man (colored) of Australia. THE SHOWMAN.
THE GREAT PAUL.
O'DELL AND HART,
Sketch Artists.
NETTIE DE FRAYNE.
JOHN FIELDING.
Comedian and Producer,
H5E5E5HSH5H5H5E5H5H5H5ES
Admission
15c and 25c THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1905.
7
SOCIAL NEWS
Miss ,B Holmes, of Duncans, is a
guest of Mrs. Bullen, Esquimalt road.
* *   *
Mrs. R. E. Barkley, of Westholme,
is visiting Mrs. C. E. Pooley at "Fernhill."
* *   *
Miss Dupont entertained at bridge
on Monday evening. The house was
most tastefully decorated with chrys-
anthemums,   such  as   "Stadacona"    is
noted for.
* *   *
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Fagan ire-
turned from Harrison Hot Springs on
Wednesday.
* *  *
Captain James  Gaudin,  accompanied
Esquimalt road, for which H. S. Rat-'
tenbury has drawn plans.
* *   *
The   wedding  of  Miss   Katie   King i
and Mr. Keith Wilson, of Salt Spring!
Island, takes  place  at  Christ   Church
Cathedral on Wednesday  (next), December 6th, at 5 o'clock.
* *   *
Mr. H. Ward returned to Goldstream
on Monday after a short holiday.
* *   *
The wedding of Miss Sophia Tupper and Mr. Merritt, of Vancouver,
takes place on Monday, the 4th. A
great many people are going over from
here to attend.
* *   *
Mr. C. E. Pooley is expected back
shortly from California, where he has
been lately on a business trip.
dance on Wednesday evening at the
A.O.U.W. hall, Yates street, which
was prettily decorated for the occasion with flags and evergreens, which,
with softly shaded lights blended with
the Oriental hangings of the room. The
stage, on which the musicians were
placed, was most effectively arranged
with flags, ferns and white chrysanthemums. The hall was a most weird
scene with this whirling mass of maskers, none being very beautiful. The
masks were lifted at il o'clock amid
much laughter. The supper room,
which was in charge of Miss Pooley
and Miss Bullen, was a scene of
beauty, decorated with white chrysanthemums, yellow tulle and yellow
shaded candles. Amongst those present were noticed Mr. and Mrs. Charles
W. Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Garnet, Mr.
F. D. McINTYRE. A R. SOPER.
I deliver your trunks to your room;
The higher I go the better I like it.-Jerry.
Reliable Transfer Co.
534 Cordova Street.
VANCOUVER      -      -     •      B. C.
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Hotel
Opposite C. P, R. Depot.
ALF. AUSTIN, PROPRIETOR.
Bass's Celebrated Burton Ale on Draught.
'An 'orderly' house kept by an 'orderly' man."
- -    -,.k.
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VANCOUVER, B.C.
THE SHERMAN HOUSE
VANCOUVER, B. C.
JAMES CANNON, PROPRIETOR.
Paces on two streets, Cordova and Water.
The house of Vancouver if you want to meet an
up-country man. Everything first-class. Dining Room unexcelled. Rates from % i.oo per day
and up, and all good rooms.
"FRACTION     AND   "GOLCONDA"
FRACTIONAL MINERAL
CLAIMS.
Situate in the Skeena Mining Division.
Where   Located—At   Kitsalas
Canyon, Near Skeena River.
TAKE notice that I, Patrick Hickey,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B 93006,
for myself, and as Agent for H. Flewin,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B65493,
and D. A. Robertson, Free Miner's Cer-
tmcate No. B65484, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of October, A.D.
1905.
nm
&M
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.
COAST DISTRICT.
Notice is hereby given that the reservation, notice of which was published in the B. G. Gazette, and dated 9th
August, 1901, covering a belt of land
extending back a distance of ten miles
on each side of the Skeena river between Kilsilas Canyon and Hazelton, is
cancelled. '
Notice is also given that that portion
of the reservation, notice of which wa»
published in the B. C. Gazette and dated 27th December, 1899, covering a belt
of land extending between the mouth of
Kitimat River and Kitsilas Canyon, is
rescinded in so far as it covers land lying between Kitsilas Canyon and a point
in the Kitimat Valley, distant ten miles
in a northerly direction from the mouth
of Kitimat River, and that Crown lands
thereon will be open to sale, pre-emption and other disposition under the provisions of the Land Act, on and after
the eighth (8th) day of December next:
Provided that the right of way of any
railroad shall not be included in any
lands so acquired.
W. S. GORE,
Deputy    Commissioner   of Lands and
Works,
Lands  and  Works  Department,
Victoria, B. C, 31st August, 1905.
RE JOSEPH MELLON, DECEASED
FARM NEAR COLWOOD
by  Mr. J. F.  Fraser, of Ottawa,  returned on Thursday.
* .*  *
Mr. F. W. Logan, of the Agricultural     Department,     Ottawa,    visited
Duncans this week.
* *   *
Mr. Melville Middleton, of Duncans, spent a few days in town   thSs
week.
* *   *
The engagement is announced of Mr.
L. Richardson, of thc Royal Bank of
Canada, and Miss Trixie Hanington.
The wedding is arranged for early in
February at Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs. H. P. Bell entertained a "number of young people on Monday evening. It was termed "a three-step evening," a new dance which seems to be
gaining  great popularity.
* *   *
Mrs. Gore entertained at bridge on
Wednesday afternoon. Amongst those
present were Mrs. C. Todd, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Berkley, Mrs. T. Gore, Mrs.
King, Mrs.  Irving,  Mrs.  Durand.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Russell, lately
of Winnipeg, have taken Mr. Harold
Robertson's house on St. Charles
street for the winter. Mrs. Robertson
is visiting friends in the East and expects to be away for three months.
* *   *
Mr. J. S. H. Matson is shortly to
erect  a  handsome   residence  off    the
Miss Georgie Lucas returned to her
duties at the Jubilee Hospital after a
visit to friends in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs. F. Barnard entertained at
bridge on Friday afternoon, the third
of a series of bridge parties given by
her' lately,
Miss L. Wark is visiting Mrs^
Gaudin, "Isla Villa," Craigflower
road.
* *   *
The wedding of Rev. Mr. Underbill
and Miss Helen Ross, daughter of
Mr. H. G. Ross, of Vancouver, takes
place early in December. Miss Ross
is a neice of Mrs. E .Crow Baker of
"Sessinghurst."
* *   *
Mrs. P. and Miss Clapham are visiting friends in Vancouver.
The many friends of Mrs. J.
Hirsh will be glad to know she is recovering after a very serious illness
of some weeks.
* * *
' Mrs. Charles, we are happy to say,
is able to be about again after severely
spraining her ankle.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cotton (nee
Finlayson) leave shortly for their home
in Southern California.
* *   *
The Invitation Dance Club gave a
most  enjoyable  masque    and    domino
P.  Garuet,  Br.  and  Mrs.  Bullen,  Mr.
D. and Miss Bullen, Miss Holmes, Mrs.
! and  Miss   Johnston,  Mr.    and    Mrs.
I Hollyer, Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie,
Miss Creighton, Mr, and Mrs. D. Rogers, Mrs. Croft, Miss Brydon, Mr. H.
P. and Misses Bell, Mr. B.  Bell, Mr.
j Foil,  Capt.   P.  and  Mrs.  Troup,  Mn
j R. Troup, Miss Gladys Perry, Mrs.
Newling, Mr. Hopkins, Miss Pitts,
Mr. Pilts,  Mr.  B. Prior, Misses  Sehl,
; Canon and Miss Beanlands, Mrs. if.
Barnard, Mr. H. Robertson, G. A.
Kirk, Miss Fell, Miss Lugrin, Mr. and
Mrs. Smart Robertson, Mr. and Mrs.
Gibb, Misses Pooley, Capt. and Mrs.
Parry, Mr. Tinsen, Mrs. and Miss
Reid, Mrs. Beaven, Mrs. and Miss
Butchart, Miss Mara, Miss Todd, Mr.
Todd, Miss, Wrigley, Mr. and Mrs.
Browne, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. and
Misses Monteith, Mr. Williams, Mrs.
and Miss Eberts, Miss Ellis, Mr. and
Mrs. Holt, the Misses Hickey, Mr. P.
S. and Mrs. Lampman, Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley Lamb, Miss Mutter, Miss
Newling, Mr. R. Monteith, Mr. Allan
Janion, Mr. Keefer, Mr. Arthur Gore,
Mr. Angus, Miss Dupont, Mr. Langley,
Mr. Harris, Mr. Lowenberg, Mrs. and
Miss Langley, Mr. Jack Rithet, Miss
Irving, Mr. Willie Irving, Mr. Harry
Taylor, Mr. Cornwall, Mr. J. Cambie,
Mr. and Mrs, Dockcrill, Misses Devcr-
I cux, Capt. Martin, Mr. D. Martin,
Mr. M .Middleton, Miss Tilton, Mrs.
Few, Mrs. and Miss Tuck, Mr. Bridge-
man, Miss Newcombe, Mr. P. and Miss
' Cobblett, Mrs. Barkley, Mrs. W. Scott,
: Mrs. Frank Scott, Mr.  Mutter,    M^J
! Ellerton,    Capt.   Elliston,    Misses   Mc-
i Kay, Mr. A. Gillespie, Mr. Yates, Mr.
T.  Harvey,  Miss  Violet  Powell,  Miss
Eva  Loewen,  Mr.  Ward, Dr.   Scram-
1 mell,   Mr.   Willis,  D.   E.  Tomlinjsoln^
; Mr.   Babcock,   Mr.  Musgrave,   Mr.  K,
Scholefield.
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The only genuine Turkish Baths in
thc city. Open day and night. The
forenoon of each day reserved for
ladies only.
Tickets can he had for any number
of baths nn  application to
F.  H.  CORWIN,  Manager.
Phone  211,
The Engines of The Day.
Coal Oil Engines
Superior to Gasoline.
Marine Engines for launches, fishing
boats, etc. Stationary Engines for
pumping and all power purposes. For
ranch and other uses.
Write for particulars.
ROCHUSSEN & COLLIS, 7 Yates St.
Dealers in Mining and other Machinery.
TAKE NOTICE that all persons
having claims against the estate of
Joseph Mellon nre required to forward them to Elizabeth J. Mellon,
the executrix of the said estate on
or before Friday tbe 1st day of December, 1905, after which date the said
executrix will proceed to distribute
the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to
the claims of which she shall then
have had notice.
BODWELL & LAWSON.
Dated 13th day of November, 1905.
READ
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VICTORIA. 8
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1905.
Squabbling Over
A Small Office.
Vernon Liberals and the Local
Postmastersh p —Development
of British Empire nines—
Okanagan Notes.
Vernon, November 28.
The visit of the Premier and his colleague, Hon. R. F. Green, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, has
given those gentlemen an opportunity
of personally becoming acquainted with
the principal characteristics of the district, its prospects and possibilities
which cannot but be of the greatest
-value to them in the future. However
ready the opposition press may be to
stigmatize such systematic trips of investigation as "jaunts at the public
expense," it cannot but be evident to
the fair-minded that they serve a very
useful purpose, and should be encouraged rather than condemned. It is to
be regretted that time could not be
found to hold a public meeting at Vernon, as planned. The banquet at En-
deh-by, however, was a great success
in every way, and furnished a most instructive example of the possibility of
losing sight of political differences in
the effort to give the government due
credit for what it has accomplished.
Local Liberal circles are somewhat
disturbed just now over the question
iof the appointment .of a successor to
Mr. H. R. Parke as postmaster of Vernon. Some few weeks ago Mr. Parke
resigned his position on account of ill
health, and simultaneously with the
announcement of his resignation Mr
C. B. L. Lefroy, thc present incumbent, took charge of the office. It
transpired that the appointment had
been at the suggestion of one or two
prominent members of the party, without consulting the majority or obtaining their endorsement, and ever since
there has been "the devil lo pay" in
the Liberal ranks. Hot indignation
meetings have been held and the
strongest resolutions have been passed,
even going so far, it is said, as to call
for the dismissal of the present incumbent. Not that there is any objection to Mr. Lefroy, who has been a
strong party-worker, and is otherwise
well qualified to fill tie position, But
tire ruffled dignity of i >si vho were
ignored in so cavalier a tush ion, will
not readily be soothed and they insist
upon redress. The outcome ot the
"squabble" is awaited with much interest,
Contemplated changes in the staff
of the Vernon branch of the hospital
for thc insane will scarcely prove popular in the district. Thc appointment
of Mr. Thomas Mayes, formerly chief
attendant at thc New Westminstei
asylum, as warden ot the institution,
puts an end to hopes that were entertained that a local man might receive the appointment, and is certain
to be strongly resented. It i.s understood that the staff will be reduced by
one and that the branch will, hereafter,
be much more directly under Dr.
Doherty, superintendent of the New
Westminster institution, than in the
past.
The  Okanagan  is  not  pre-eminently
a mining country.    S ofar it has heen
known chiefly as an agricultural    and
.fruit-growing  district.    Indications are
not wanting, however, that sonic considerable part of the vast mineral  resources for which British Columbia is
so   remarkable,  may  yet  he   found   in
this  favored  valley.    Development has
been proceeding in connection with Ihe :
Enderby mines, and  thc promoters of j
thc enterprise have every hope that the |
Okanagan industries of thc future may
be  built   up   on   Okanagan    coal.    In j
gold mining, thc British Empire mines.:
on the shores of Okanagan lake, some
four    miles    from    Vernon, are now
.promising  very   well,   some  ores  carrying  splendid   values  having  recently
been obtained. D. R. Young, well-
known as a mining promoter, is the
owner of the mine.
Tire reputation of the Okanagan as a
fruit growing country is growing rapidly, and it must now be known over
the greater part of the Northwest and
Manitoba, as a district so favored by
nature in regard to climatic, soil and
scenic conditions as to offer an ideal
home for the man of quiet tastes, who
is content to earn himself a competence
on a ten or twenty-acre fruit fa'rm in
an occupation that is never without interest, but produces good returns without demanding the severest forms of
labor.
The large influx of people into the
valley in the past two years has given
a great impetus to the intensive system of horticulture and the immense
amount of orchard land that has been
set out in trees gives promise of a tremendous expansion in the industry in
the near future. The figures representing returns actually received, which
are made public from time to time are
decidedly encouraging. Some time ago
the provincial press chronicled, with
wondering comment, the fact that John
Summan, of Peachland, had received
pver $300 an acre for his peaches, the
purchaser, picking and packing at his
own expense. More recently the Coldstream ranch announces that a twenty-
acre orchard of Northern Spies has
given them net returns of about" $11,-
000, while Mr. J. W. Sterling, of
Kelowna, reports $5,000 from a 16-
acres orchard of apples, pears and
plums. When results such as these
become widely known as possible in
the Okanagan, there will be no trouble
in finding settlers for the valley.
Politics in The
Fishing Business.
Sensational Evidence Before Commission in Nanaimo-Renewed
Activity in the Coal City.
Nanaimo, November 29.
Quite the most important event of
the week for Nanaimo was thc holding of the fisheries commission. A
large number of fishermen were in
attendance at every sitting and there
was no lack of men to give testimony.
The exporting of fresh herring to Seattle, the invasions by Yankee steamers into Canadian fishing waters and
the alleged crooked work of some fishing inspectors in the granting of licences were the important features of the
two days' sessions here. Some of the
witnesses claimed that one had to be
in the political ring before they could
get a favorable licence and one, Doris
Kennedy, of Vancouver, said that he
had been asked by Fishing Inspector
Williams to promise lo give him (Williams) so much a fish for all he caught
on condition of whicli witness was to
get a certain licence. There were
more or less general charges made hy
other witnesses a;long similar linlbs
about other figures in the fishing industry in British Columbia, so that it
would appear that the granting of licences as carried on in this province should be very carefully looked
into. Of course it is recognizable • that
much of the evidence would not count
for much if given under oath and examination by lawyers, but still enough
was said to give thc impression that
there is a "nigger in the fence" somewhere. Nearly all of the "company"
men were in favor of prohibiting the
exporting of fresh herring to United
States points, while the individual
fishermen just as strenuously opposed
any restitution on what, to them, just
now proves a rather profitable avenue
of trade. It is the opinion of thc com- \
missloners though and people here, not
even excluding the fishermen them- i
selves, ihal a prohibition will ultimate- i
ly he placed on the cxpor'. Just how
soon though that this will take place
no one has the courage to state. This
is one of the most troublesome issues,
as Rev. G. W. Taylor stated to the
Free Press, that the commission has
met. And locally you may be sure
from the newspapers down everyone
is handling it with gloves. The testimony with reference to the American
bottom boats fishing in Canadian waters was decidedly unsatisfactory.
Everyone who is familiar with the case
is morally certain that Yankee steamers have been guilty of illegal fishing
within tne Canadian three-mile limit.
With the exception of one or two witnesses, who stated positively that they
knew such to be the case, none of the
others would commit themselves. A
whole lot of the evidence with regard
to the New England Fishing Company
smacked too much of the New England
Fishing Company. What connection
the witnesses had with the New England Fishing Company one could not
tell, but by the evidence the New England Fishing Company was the par excellence of all fishing concerns in British Columbia.
Nanaimo continues to pick up. On
Wednesday morning, after lying idle
since the disastrous Haslam failure,
the sawmill started up. The mill has
been acquired by a new concern incorporated as the Nanaimo Lumber
Company, Ltd. H. S. Emerson,, H.
Munsie and J. H. Coburn, gentlemen
well and successfully known in the
lumber business, are in the new company, and they expect the mill to be iiv
full operation the year round.
The la'dies' hockey team played Victoria cm the home grounds last Saturday, the game resulting in a draw.
The match was the best one ever seen
here. The Nanaimo girls were much
smaller than their opponents and feel
quite puffed up over holding them
down to a draw game. It looks now
as if Nanaimo would not be reprei-
isented on the football field this season. Most of the enthusiasts have
gone elsewhere, and while the very
best of material is here, they are lacking in a leader. Basketball will flourish and the athletic club has a team
ready to give battle to the best of them
at any time.
What should have been the most interesting event of the week was allowed to pass unnoted, the anniversary
of the landing of Nanaimo's first settlers here fifty-one years ago last Monday. Of the sixty persons who arrived
here on the 27th of November, 19 are
still living in Nanaimo, all active and
taking part in the affairs of the city.
Probably had it not been for deaths
the gjreat majority of the 6b would
still be here. Nanaimo, in the fact
that a great percentage of those born
here, live and die in the city, is one:
of the most unique towns in Canada.
No place in British Columbia has so
many and interesting historical events
connected with it as Nanaimo. The
wonder is that there is not a flourishing historical society in the city.
The Real Test of Herit
H In London and the large American cities there is an ever increasing
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It was a most successful and charming ball that was held at thc Vancouver
hotel the other night, and all was going smoothly as the proverbial marriage
bell. Unfortunately, in the "we sma'
hours," at a time when everybody is
supposed hy Vancouver statute to be
in bed, the police spoilt the harmony
by stepping in and commencing to take
the nanics of those present. At once
the worthy mayor stepped into the
breach and commanded them to desist
from such unseemly behavior. "We
have a permit," said His Worship, "to
keep .open till 3 o'clock." Naturally.
after such a strong admonition from
such a source, thc police retired crestfallen. But how was it they did not
know about that "permit"? And was
that "permit" given before or after the
event, and why was it given at all?
After all thc blow and bluster Mr.
W. It. dishing only won Calgary
against Mr. R. B. Beimel, leader of
the opposition, hy 37 votes out of 2430
cast in thc election!
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The Victoria is Steam Heated Throughout; has the best Sample Rooms in the City;
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