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 If you want value in suiting, call on
47 Fort St., cor. Fort & Broad Sts.,
They offer a suit for $25.00 that
will cost you elsewhere $30 to $35.
With which is Incorporated Progress.
A number ot new homes, Modern in
every respect, tiasy monthly instalments.
L40 Government St.
VOL. II.    No
Price 5 Cents.
Grenoble    WalnutsM
15 6TS. POUND.
DlXI H. ROSS & Co., Independent Cash Grocers. $
1 Finest Quality.       Always Sweet.       Beautiful to Look At.
Delicious to Eat.      Try It.
Phone 361.
O. Mi. HANBURY, Propr.
The Government in Danger.  \
Desire for ltailivn.v Construction Stronger Mian
I'liblie <1oni<iciciice--Good-Bye to the Navy—
Dealli of Sir Henry €rease--The K.
and \. Lands.
f>nnCC &I?I?T)_ Just arriving—two carloads ol the Finest Grass and
*jll»i^«3«3 «31ilil/" clover Seeds ever imported into British Columbia.
-   Our prices cannot be touched.   Send lor samples and prices.
C5 Government Street.
The Old Established and Popular House.
First-class Restaurant in connection.   Meals at all hours.
The Victoria is steam heated throughout; has the best sample rooms
in the city ; and has been refurnished from top to bottom.
'he Westminster Exhibition:
Mr. R. H. Swiiiertoii, secretary of the
§J. C- Agricultural Association (Victoria)
lias received the   following communicn-
ion from Mayor Keary, of New Westminster:
Dear Sir:—I have been directed by the
jxeciitivc of the R. A. & I. Society, un-
Icr whose auspices the Dominion exhibi-
ion is to he held iu New Westminster
(his year, to write and say that' we are
■ry grateful for the resolution that you
missed In connection with foregoing your
Impropriation in favor of New West-
Itiiiister for 1905.
You request that' we forego our approbation next year iu favor of Victoria;
Lean consider a request of this nature
[it the annual meeting of the society.
I have been directed to say, however,
lint' we sholi have very much pleasure
|n bringing your request before the an-
nal meeting, which must take place
Jurlng the progress of our exhibition.
BVitli reference to the second part of
„ur request, thnt wo advertise In our
'eraturo that the cheap rates to thc
•oast apply to Victoria as well, we shall
,'ave very much pleasure in doing this
',,,1 in any other way that we are per-
itted by our constitution.
Yours faithfully,
W. H. Keary,
nSVer and Secretary of   the Exhitoi-
I tflrCommiftee.
French Lecturer:
L'Alliance   Francaise   has   arranged
ith M. P. Funek-Breutano, a celebrat-
_, French lecturer, to give n lecture at
listttute lis" on Monday, March 13th,
'The Secrets of the Bastile" and "The
Ln Mask."   M. Bretu'ano is certainly
Tjiially competent to speak on this sub-
,„ having been   in    charge   of   the
.•hives of the Bastile for many .years.
Iter ten years' work he completed the
Issification begun by Francois Ravais-
He has published   a   number of
ks, among them being "Legends and
Shlves of the Bastile." An admission
charge of fifty cents to nil parts of the
house will be charged. The lecture will
lie under thc patronage of His Honor the
The engagement is announced of Miss
Mario Estelle Aikninn, daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. H. B. AV. Aikman, of
the Gables, Gorge road, to Mr. John
Hirsch, of this city nnd formerly of Eng
land. The wedding is to take place in
October next.
* ♦   *
Mrs. P. de Noc Walker, of Vancouver,
is visiting her mother, Mrs. Askew, of
this city, who unfortunately is ill with a
slight attack of pneumonia, and nt pie-
sent nn inmate of St. Joseph's hospital,
* *   »
Miss Noriih Hunt, niece of Mrs. A, S.
Gore, of fills city, and who is well-
known in Victoria society, having spent
some months with her aunt here, met
with a painful accident while snowshoe-
ing in Montreal recently. The nccident
was not of a serious nature, but decidedly
painful, the ligaments in her nnkle being
badly sprained by. a fall. It. will be
some time before the young lady will be
able to bo about again.
* *  •
Messrs. Maclure & Fox, architects of
Vietoria, hnve opened a branch in Vancouver, the offices being in the Fairfield
building, Granville street. Mr. S. Maclure, tho senior member of the partnership, is well known hy his good work.
The branch nt Vancouver will be conducted liy the junior partner, Mr, C. C.
Fox, who was a pupil of Mr. Alfred
Wnterhouse, R. A., and also of Mr. Voy-
sey, both distinguished London architect's. Mr. 'Fox has been associated with
Mr. Maclure for some years.
The Women's Guild of St. .Tamos' have
decided to hold a ''l'nncaUe Social" on
March 7th, Shrove Tuesday, from 0.30.
to 9 p.m., at Mrs. F. II. Wollastoti's, 11!l
Menzies street. 11 is hoped n largo
crowd will patronize this novel entorliiiu-
The Colonist sprung n sensation on
Friday morning by publishing nn editorial stating thnt the position of the
provincial government is unsafe, owing
to pressure being brought' lo hear to
secure the granting of lands and money
to the Grand Trunk Pacific Compnny.
The situation is not quite correctly
shown by the Colonist. It is hardly
true that' pressure is being brought to
bear on the government by the railway
company, because we understand thc
compnny has not yet approached the
government on the subject. Mr. Morse
has been talking to reporters, certainly,
and some Conservative members of the
Legislature are very anxious to secure
immediate construction of the British1
Columbia section of the Grand Trunk
Pacific, no mailer at' what cost. The
question is, can the government keep its
supporters in order?
The situation has not readied1 a crisis.
Impatient politicians know that fhe people of this country will not stand for
any more huge land concessions, and so
they ilu not fuel able to push their advocacy nf tho Grand Trunk Pacific to flic
limit. Our Information is that, during
this session of the legislature, no proposition of tho Grand Trunk people will
be offered to the Hnlise for consider-1
n tioii.
It is clearly understood that British
Columbia was promised the construction
of this road without provincial subsidy,
but some doubt is expressed as to
whether greed for iniinedinlo construction nnd the trade to bo derived from the
work will .put blind people to the sense
of what is just ami right,
Esquimau has seen sad changes during the week. On Tuesday Commodore
Goodrich's Hug was hauled down on
board Ihe cruiser Bonaventure and Commander Hunt, of the Shearwater assumed temporary command of the station.
.The Bohav'entiu'ti has been making preparations to said to-day to China to join
the British squadron at Hong Kong.
Commodore Goodrich accompanied by
Commander Sdiidehiaii and Lieutenants
LangdOii, Gilbert and Nates, left Victoria for Seattle on Thursday evening
en route lo Eiiglafttl via the Great Northern railway. Clint, Torlosse has assumed Command of the Bonavoiitui'o. Tho
SllcU'Wfltei' and the Egeria arc to remain hero for the present, the former fo
continue p"ati'6f duties in the Behring
Sea and the latter lo continue hydro-
graphic WOt'l! on this const. Torpedo
boats I'll and 10 nre fo bo sold, it is
understood. The future o£ the Shear-
wnler Mini ligerln hns not yet been decided upon, bill it is possible that Ihe
ftgcrhi mny be taken over by the Canadian niilluii'ii'ios. Formal farewell of
Urn navy was Inker! by Ihe citizens at Ihe
pni'lianiehl buildings on Saturday night
at a ureal gathering described elsewhere
In ilii* issue.
(In nl regret' was expressed on all
sides when niitioiiheomeiit was made on
M lay nl' lb,, dentil of Sir Henry Poring I'ollow Crease, Ki., which occurred
that morning nl tho Family residence,
"Politrelow." Sir Henry had altnlnod
tlie nge of S2 yeni'Sj hut during the last'
few years ho had I n'gradually failing,
nnd wns seldom sedn outside of his home.
Sir Henry Crease hnd been n resident of
Victoria since 1858, mid has plnyed an
important purl in Iho history of, British
Columbia, The oldest son of the hue
Cain1, Henry Crease, I!. N., tho Into
knight »ns Imrn in August, 1823,
Education at Radford school and Clare
College, Cambridge, he was called lo the
bar in 1847. Subsequently he went to
Ontario, where he practiced law in
Toronto, but returned later fo England.
Iu '53 ho married the eldest daughter of
the late Dr. Jno. Lindley, F. It. S., professor nt Un versify College, London. In
185S, Mr. Crease came to British Columbia, attracted like many others by the
gold discoveries in the Cariboo and commissioned by a leading Loudon newspaper. He was the first barrister to
practice in Victoria.' In 1800 he was
elected a member of the House of Assembly of Vancouver Island, and in
18lit was appointed Attorney-General by
the Imperial authorities of the colony of
British Columbia. Ho was one of the
"fathers of Confederation," of which
movement lie was ft warm advocate.
Just prior to Confederation Sir Henry
received- the appointment of senior
puisne judge, a position which he held
until 1800) when ho retired. The honor
of knighthood was conferred on him by
the into Queen Victoria on the occasion
of his retirement. Tho funeral, which
Was very largely attended, look place on
Thursday afternoon.
One of the chief topics of the city diir
ing the week has been tho negotiations
between Jir. Dunsinuir and the provincial government for Ihe sale of lands
granted to tho E. & N. railway and still
in the possession of Mr. Dunsmuir. The
lands iu question aggregate about
't,."i(l(),('(lO acres, and include, valuable
limber and agricultural tracts. Mr,
iMiiisinuii' has Offered to sell the laud to
tho provincial government at the prico
which he has been offered for il. by a
private corporation, composed, it is believed principally of Americans. The
ijirico has not been disclosed, but llic government' realizes, that it would be good
policy to recover the land if possible, as
the holding of so large a tract of land
on Vancouver Island by any private corporation is not, to he desired. If flic
government is able lo recover control ot
this vast properly it is felt in Victoria
that ii great movo will have been made
towards tho development of the resources
of Iho Island. .
.Shakespeare Interviewed,
Mr. Percy F. Godenralh on a Trip in the
Interests of "The Week."
Mr. Percy F. Goilcni'iilh, a journalist
well known iu British Columbia, lefi
Victoria on Thursday evening for Vancouver, from which point he will start
ou a lour of the towns and mining camps
of tiie interior in the interests of The
Week, Mr. Godenriitn will contribute
n series of Illustrated articles descriptive
of t'ho places he visits, which should
prove of grent interest to readers iu Victoria and elsewhere, The first of the
aeries will be due In a week or two.
Arrangements   Havo Been  Mnde   For
Another Installment of Pictures
nt a Nominal Charge.
The result of Iho competition for Ihe
$2 prize offered by The Wools for fho
handsomest photograph of a child taken
by Mr. liJj'i'os, oil order from this oflieo,
will he mnde next week,
Mr. Byres has consented to continue
Iho arrangement by which readers of
The Week call secure photographs of
their, children for Ihe nominal sum uf Id
cents, so iiintlu", • nf handsome babies can
secure these trophies by gelling orders
from this office during the next week.
Shakespeare was interviewed by a
local medium yesterday, and told eon-
ihlontially to whom ho wished his well
known descriptions to apply, as follows:
MAYOR BARNARD—"It is no contract—none."—Oynibellnp II., Ii.
DR. CARTER—"A young nnd learned
doctor."—.Merchant of Venice,
W. W. B, M'INNES—"There is no
man speaks belter."—Henry IV., iii, 1.
CH.UUMAN BOGGS—"We'll dress
like urchins."—Merry Wives of Windsor.", iv., 2.
than another man."—Henry IV., iii, 3.
BISHOP CRIDGE—"A man of God's ';
making."—Love's Labor Lost, Ar., 2.
HERBERT KENT—"He hath songs
for man or woman."—Winter's Tale,
iv, 3.
SAM SEA—"The soul of this man is
in his clothes."—All's Well That Ends
Well, IL, 5. "'''■''
!    HON.    J.    S.    HELMCKEN — "An
: honest man he is, nnd hates the slime."
j — Othello, V., 2,
■    J. H. RICKABY—"Let him be co'n-'
j sul."—Coriolantis II, 3.
J    GEO.   RILEY,  M.P.—"Call   me   to'
I your Senate."—Coriolanus V., 5.
S. PERRY MILLS—"Dreams  lje"of,
smelling out another suit."—Romeo and
Juliet, L, -I.
('APT. Git ANT—"You have done/;
well by water."—Anthony and Cleopatra ,
II., 0.
I, P. 11IISBEN—"Tutor thee iii siral-
, ngems of war."—Henry VI., iv., 5.
I    Dlt.    GARAKCHE—"Hnlh    tumbled
from his ear."—Henry VI... IV., 4.
Icry?    Ay, sir,   a   mystery."—Measure
for Measure, IV., 2.
Mlt. BAINES—"He writes versos."—
Merry Wives of Windsor, III., 2,
j MR. AARONSON—"Coin upon large
IHtBi'PSf,"—Simon of Athens, III., 5.
' MR. HAKDAKER—"Could do noih-'
ing    without    bidding,"—Merchant    of
Venice, II., 5.
j. TRUSTEE MOWAT—"One  to  save
the money."—Comedy of Errors, II., 2.
It. HALF., M.P.P.—"Add more coals."
I—'Proilus and Cressida, II., 3.
ALDERMAN HANNA—"Your wisdom should show itself more."—Hamlet,
III., 2.
father's heir."—Taming of the Shrew,
II., I.
JIR. POOLEV—"A most rare speaker."—Henry VIII,, L, 2.
Mlt. MORLEY—"If I had a monopoly."—King Lear, I., 4.
ALDERMAN FELL—"A vessel of
llic law's fury."—Love's Labor Lost, I.,
Ml!.   FA I It ALL—"Pray you, ronioiu-
i her the porter."—Macbeth, II., 3,
COL. PRIOR—"Mire, he's a gallant
gentleman."—Pericles, II., 3.
0, P. TODD—-"He'll  fish   for  thee."
' Tempest  II., ",.
WM. MUNSIE—"Doth fish with
craft."—Troilus and Cressida, IV.,  1.
MR.  PIERS!IN—"Seen   him   al   tho
' barber's'.'"—Much   Ado   About   Nothing,
III.. 2.
Mlt. GOWARD—"Fiiilh ii tennis and
tall stockings."—Henry  Vlll.. 1„ "•.
.IAS.  DUNSMUIR—"Ho   hath   much
! laud, nnd fertile."—Hamlet, V., '-'.
JOHN NEWBURY— "lie gnve you all
tho duties."—Henry IV.. V., 2,
"From  Ireland nni   I   come   ainnln."—
Henry VI..  III.. 1.
MR. I.UBBE—"Now will 1 raise the
waters."—Merchant of Venice.  II.. '.'.
DR. HANDS—"Once gotten, doubt
not of lnrge pay."—Henry VI., IV., 7.
I'.nrk From I lie North:
Sir Uonry Ripley and E. (!. Ripley relumed on the steamer Cottage City on
Saturday last, after spending (lib last
*i\ months in the northern part of tho
province on a hunting expedition. They
M-eiireit a cnblll ou Dbftse hike, nndthore
put iu most of their time, killing among
other game four caribou, Sir Henry and
his brother are returning to England via
n fbiilhorn railway route, going from
here to Sail Frniicisco, and crossing the
Continent from that point. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1905.
At the outset more has, in all probability, been made of the prospective advantages of the Rhodes scholarships than
of the present difficulties which surround
a good working scheme, framed to suit
all requirements and to conciliate all iu-
terests. Universities, whether young or
old, are naturally somewhat jealous of
their position, and Oxford, in accepting
200 scholars from various pnrts of the
Anglo-Saxon world, hns had to meet and
Batisfy many prejudices. The task of
Dr. Parkin as an intermediary has been
difficult On the one hand there is the
testator's intention, and, upon tlie other,
the exigencies of universities, old and
new. In the first place, the influx of
200 students means a very considerable
addition to Oxford, whether these students find their billet either at an old college or a private hall, or at one of the
many lodgings licensed for "the unattached." Again, it must be remembered
that each of the twenty-one colleges at
Oxford reserves its natural right of admitting and rejecting what students it
thinks fit, and the mere fact of being a
"R'hcdes scholar" is not an "open
sesame" to the old colleges. Then, there
must be a root distinction between the
"scholars," "demys" and "postmasters,"
•und others of the various foundations,
selected by a process of keen competition
from our great public schools and the
"Rhodes scholars." Leaving the tests
of scholarship on one side, there must,
we believe, be a different age limit, and
the Rhodes scholars will be more matured young men. This is ns it should
he. It has beeu pointed out that for
young students to leave their homes iu
a colony at eighteen years of age, and
to find themselves nt Oxford, witli a very
fair income ut their command, the risk
of inisspenduig their time aud money
may be great. Home iufluences count
for a great deal, and although a ruu to
South Africa, Canada, and even Australia aud New Zealand, is managed easily
enough iu the long vacation, still tlie
utmosphere the young colonist will
breathe, especially ou board ship, may be
somewhat too cosmopolitan. When Mr.
Rhodes made his first experiment of endowing a Rondebosch student ut the
ftondebosch College, near his own home
at Groote Schuur, he was advised by tho
principal there to encourage students "of
a certain age," and the wisdom of the
advice has generally been acknowledged.
There was a precedent at hand in Cape
Colony itself. Since 1869 there has existed a "Porter scholarship," of tlie value
of £150 annually, to be held for three
years by Oape students who had already
passed the B.A. of thc Cape University,
and were to be "under twenty-two years
of age." The endowment wns given by
a former attorney-general of the Onpe,
the Hon. W. Porter. Some of the
"Porter" students went to Cnmbridge,
and have subsequently returned to the
Cape Colony all the better equipped for
their work, nnd have generally hold very
good public positions. This was n working of the Rhodes scheme in miniature,
and Mr. Rhodes himself may possibly
have had it in his mind when lie mnde
his magnificent bequest, providing for
200 scnolnrs nt £300 per nunum ench.
But how, iu tho years preceding the
bequest, has Oxford regarded the brono
question of the admission of colonial
students within her ranks? Oxford, it
must bo replied, hns mnde special arrangements for them in case of their being bona fide alumni of certain colonial
universities. She could not be expected
to take all and sundry. Nor has she naturally made any provision so far for
nny students coming from the United
States universities.
Dealing with passmen first of all, it
has been provided thnt any member of
these universities who shnll hnve pursued
a course of study prescribed by them,
nnd extending over two yenrs, nnd who
shall have passed all the examinations
incident to the colonial course, may be
admitted to the status and privileges of
a junior colonial or Indian student.
Dealing with honor men, it has further
been provided that any member of these
colonial ami Indian universities who
shall hnve pursued a course   of study
presented by it, nnd extending over three
full years, and who shall have taken
honors, may be admitted to the status
and privileges of a senior colonial or Indian student.
Now, whnt are these privileges? In
the ease of n junior student, lie is freed
from that irksome examination known ns
"respunsions" or "smalls," or from any
additional subject connected with it; the
matriculation term counts as a fifth
term; and, if a student passes "mods.,"
and takes honors in "mods." or "greats"
(and tliere are many schools in which he
can do this), he may be entitled to supplicate for his Oxford B.A. as soon as he
has resided eight terms. If he does uot
take honors he must reside twelve terms.
The status audi privileges of n senior colonial or Indian student arc even better.
His matriculation term counts as his
fifth term, aud he is exempt from
"smalls" and "mods.," and if he obtains
honors iu "greats" he enn apply for his
B. A. degree as soou as he lias kept a
statutable residence of eight terms. In
the case, however, both of junior and
senior students, it is required by Oxford
that there should bo "a sufficient knowledge of Greek," a provision which will
be always criticised by some, but heartily endorsed by others. At any rate, tbe
path of a colonial or Indian student towards the attainment of an Oxford B.
A. has, surely, been much simplified. A
two years' residence at the old university
is enough, if the student himself is hardworking and ambitious.
With regard to the "Rhodes scholars,"
it looks as if tho above arrangements
will nffect them differently, if they hail
from the United Stntes universities, and
uot from tlie colonial or Indian universities. There must be n stnndnrd somewhere, nnd if the stnndnrd of t'he American examinations is not nccepted nt Oxford, the status nnd privileges of junior
und senior sludeuts cannot well belong
to them. No doubt a way will be found
out of fhe difficulty, and the "selection
committees" .which Dr. Parkin has
found so useful in the United States will
assist in the work of standardizing
qualifications. It must be remembered
that scholastic attainments were not the
only attainments Mr. Rhodes was thinking of when he made his bequest. There
might be a difficulty about insisting upon
n knowledge of Greek, ns this is a burning question elsewhere.
A very practical question may be:
What will these new scholars do with
themselves in the short vacations, such
as Christmas and Easter? They are
far from their homes, nnd loafing, hither
nnd thither, mny not be good for them.
If anything is to come of student "cain-
eraderie," we might suggest what a
splendid opportunity is offered for a little hospitality on the part of Oxford
men with homes in the old country. An
experience of a pleasant "vac." spent
with a college friend at his home might
be welcomed by a "Rhodes scholar" who
wishes to see something more of England than even old Oxford, and might
lend to mutunl courtesies of fl profitable
kind all round. Tho "Rhodes scholar"
would be glad to see his confrere at "his
place," whether in Californin or New
Zealand, or anywhere else, and true
sympathies be engendered. Tliere is
something to be learned from the mutual
interchange of ideas, wherever we travel
in tho world, nnd knowledge picked up
first hand, under ngreenble circumstances, is better than that extracted
from guide-books, gazetteers, and geography primers. In- the populnr renlm
of sport nlone, "colonial-born" hnve very
often gone one better thnn "homejborn."
Items of Interest   Gathered   From All
Pnrts of the Province.
A snowslide occurred on the 21st nt
Cut Bnnk, nenr Rogers Pnss, just after
C. P. R. train No. 1 hnd passed. The
slide measured some ten feet deep by
about 200 feet' long.
The sum of $112,577.83 was collected
at the Vernon government office during
the year 1904.   This amount was collect-
Just Arrived, $7,000 worth of Up-to-Date Footwear.   Come and have a
glimpse of them.   Geo. A. Slater's Invictus Shoes, Patent
Colt Clothtop Goodyear Welt Oxfords. r|
They are waiting for you.
Is a Host Important Point §
Our Shoes are made on
special lasts that will
wear well because they
fit well,
MEN'S DONGOLA BALS, good soles, a pair ,.... ri .,'.... .. ...i f...". $2.50
MEN'S BOX CALF BLUCHER, Goodyear Welt, pair   3.00
LADIES' KID LACE BOOTS, fair stitch, pat. tip   2.00
LADIES' PATENT KID, Blucher cut, full of style  4.50
ed from the following sources: Land
sales, pre-emption fees, water records,
leaves of absence, certificates of improvement, survey fees, police fines, marriage licences, real and personal property faxes, mining records, trade
licences, chattel mortgages, etc. The
amount for water records was $1,690.00,
for polico fines, $889.15, nnd for real
property taxes, $16,757.01.
Alessrs. Pack and Miller, late of the
Melrose Co., Victoria, are opening up a
painters' and paperhangers' 'establishment in Vernon. They expect fo be
ready for business by the 1st of March,
and will carry the largest and most up-
to-date stock of wall papers and painters'
supplies in the Okanagan valley.
Cranbrook people were shocked to
hear of the death of "Tim" Love last
week. He was on© of the best known
characters iu Southeast Kootenay. He
had beeu iu poor health for some time,
but still it wns uot thought thnf he wns
nenr dentil's door. Timolcnn Love wns
77 yenrs of nge. He wns born in Lancaster, Ky., nnd wns a veteran of the
Mexican war, for which he drew a pension from the United States government'
lo the time of his death. By a strange
coincidence. Gen. Lew Wallace, the
author of "Ben Hur," and a Mexican
war veteran, died the same dny. Mr.
Love has visited most of fhe mining
fields of the world, nnd for yenrs hnd
been n respected resident of Southeast
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture
PHONE  893.
English Ale and Stout and Aerated Waters
Telephone 444.     Victoria West, B. e.
At a session of the Associated Boards
of Trade in Nelson last week, Mr.
Smith Curtis made a vivid indictment' of
the Canadian Pacific railway's methods
in its treatment of the land grant in
Southeast Kootenay, practically charging
fraud in improper movement' of survey
lines so as lo include newly discovered
coal areas. He also charged the selectors of the Dominion coal area of 50,000
acres with fraud in selection, coupling
with it tlie names, of James McE'voy,
now of the Crow's Nest Pnss Conl Compnny, nnd others, demanding nn investigation1, the cancelling of improperly-
granted bind grants to tne C. P. R., and
tlie proper collection of taxes from the
railway corporations. James McEvoy
Indignantly denied the charges.
We Have the Largest Stock of Fixtures and Electric
House Fittings in B. 6.
The Hinton Electric Co., Ld.
29 Government Street,    -    -    Victoria, B. C.
I Choice Meats
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton, Comox and Other Points]
ot Interest.
GEO.   L.   eoURTNEY,   Traffic Manager. r
The dance in aid of the Tuberculosis
Society funds, given at the Assembly hall
last Friday week, was a most successful
affair in every way. The dancing started at 7.30 in the evening, and continued
until early dawn. The children all enjoyed themselves, and their costumes
were decidedly pretty. Some of those
noticed were: Miss Alice Briggs, who in
picturesque Highland costume danced
the Highland Fling; Miss G. Anderson
was a dainty little "Fairy"; Miss Dolly
Dixon ns "Dolly Vnrdon"; Miss Murriel
Hall as "Janice Meredith"; Miss Edna
White as "Red Riding Hood"; Miss Anna
Congress as "Flower Girl"; Miss Florence Futcher as "Tamborine Girl";
Harry Taylor as "Clown"; the Misses
Florence E. Dickenson, two dainty
"Peasant Girls"; Miss M. Pitts as a
"Gipsy"; Miss M. Bryce, "Red Riding
Hood"; Miss Bell Roberts, "Turkish
Girl"; Miss M. Cnrwg "Spanish Girl";
Miss Hilda Simpson, "Tninborine Girl";
Miss Holmes as "Little Miss Muffet";
Miss Madge Wolfenden, a "Cherry
Ripe"; Miss Rich, n "Dutch Girl"; Miss
Beryl Moss as a "Flower Girl"; Miss
Anna McQuade as "Mercury"; Leslie
Ellis, a "Chinese Boy"; Miss Phyllis
Jay, "Milkmaid"; Miss Madge Walker,
'Blackgammon"; Miss Freda Walker,
ns "Queen of Hearts"; Miss Dorothy
•Lucas, "Red Riding Hood"; Miss Redgrave as "Carmen."
Among the "grown ups" were noticed:
Mrs. (Dr.) Fagan. who wore a    smart
dress of dark red brocade with sequin
trimming; Mrs. Charles Rhodes in pale
pink crepe with lace    insertion;    Mrs.
Langworthy,  in white lace   over   pale
green silk; Miss Monteith, black net nnd
lnce; Mis. Bullen, mauve   poplin    with
white lace; Miss Bullen, smart black and
white   gown; Miss W. Johnson, white
crepe and lace; Mrs. Hood, black   silk
repe and black velvet; Miss V. Drake,
mauve satin and white lace with wreath
of flowers in hair; Miss Wiggley, in pale
link chiffon   with   white   lace;   Mrs.
Harold Robertson, white net with Hidings of pale green    chiffon;   Miss   V.
'owell, in dainty gown of tucked white
,et with white lnce; Miss Lucas wore
jvhlte lace; Miss Gnudin was in black
(ilk and lace; Miss King wore white silk
[with yellow garnitures; Miss   Cobbett,
jihite lace over pale blue   silk;   Miss
Phyllis Green, black lace with    sequin
rimmings; Miss E. Brown, becomingly
(jpwned in pale pink silk; Miss Eberts,
ilaek silk and net; Miss D. Green looked
mart in white crepe and lace; Mrs. Nor-
on wore dark blue voile with white lace;
|ilrs. Parry, a handsome gown of blnck
equins;  Miss  Heyland    was    prettily
owned in  pnlo green net with    satin
ibbon trimmings and flowers in corsage
nd hair; Miss Dupont, n fluffy creation
[if pale pink crepe nnd white lace; Mrs.
(Slaud   wore   black   with   white   lace
lertha; Miss E. Loewen, white silk with
hiffon and necklace of pink coral; Miss
{., Bell wore black; Miss F. Drake wore
ream lace and chiffon with    sequins;
|lrs, Cuppage wore white witli    block
hce.   Some of the others present were:
^apt. and Mrs.  Carrie, Mrs.   Bnyliss-
Vewling, Miss M. Green, Mr. G. Gowen,
Injur Hibben, Miss John, the   Misses
jpence,   Miss Kane, Mr. E. P. Colley,
liss Russell, Miss V. Pooley, Mr.  L.
'oot, Mr. K. Lindsay, Mr. W. Ilcalh,
liss Noel Moresby, Miss M. Bone, Miss
i. Gnudin, Mrs. nnd Miss Sweet, Capt.
Vnllace Langley, Mrs. Heyland, Mr. A.
iore,    Mrs.    Hasell, Ihe Misses Duns-
niir, Mrs. Kilpatrick, Mr. Angus. Mrs.
enumoat Boggs, Mrs.   Verrinder,   the
lisses Verrinder, Mr. P. Keefer, Mr. F.
tanington, Mr. N. Scott, Mrs. Lnngley,
lr. D. Bullen, the Misses Joule, Mr. L.
'.upiinge, Mr. H. R. N. Cobbett, Miss L.
'aw. Miss Fell, Miss I. Foot, Miss Mc-
y«g, Mr. H. Taylor, Mrs. Gordon
[tinter, Commander Parry, Mr. James
louglas and a host of others.
At Ihe Centennial Methodist' church
p Wednesday, the Rev. J: F. West-
San, united in matrimony Charles A.
awson and Ethel Mny Heritage, both
E Victoria. Tlie event wns very quietly
Bilebrated, aud Mr. P. E. Sellick   and
iss Sellick acted   ns   best   man and
idesmaid respectively. Tlie honey-
oon will be spent at Mainland towns,
|id on returning tlie newly-wedded' pair
11 take up their residence in this city.
WILD CAT   COLUMN.      | ly sold his interests for $500,000 and has
gone home to his parents, who had not
henltl of him for ten years.
W. A. Aldridge, of the Canadian Pacific mining department, is to be manager of the proposed consolidation of tlie
Le Roi, Centre Star, War Eagle, Snow-
shoe, and the Trail and Northport smelters. If carried through, this will be one
of the grentest mining consolidations in
America. Mr. Aldridge is credited with
a salary from the 0. P. R. of from $20,-
000 to $30,000 a year.
*   *   *
At Rossland the White Bear mine has
struck $25 ore, ten cars having been
The total dividends in 1904 pnid by
the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company
amounted to $347,807, or ten per cent.
The company carriers forward $203,320
to the credit of the profit and loss account.   Coal mining certainly pays.
A. J. McMillan, managing director of
the Le Roi, is due in Rossland from England next week.
*   *   *
The Highland Queen, of Greenwood,
has been bonded to F. W. MeLaine for
More ore is to-day going out of Phoenix
steadily than ever before in its history,
there being approximately 2,700 tons
shipped every 24 hours. The shipments
are at present divided between the two
railways as follows: Fifty cars from
Granby mines over the Canadian Pacific
railroad to Granby smelter, or about
1,500 tons; 10 steel cars from Granby
mines over the Great Northern, or about
500 tons; 25 cars from the Brooklyn and
Rawhide over the Canadian Pacific to
the Montreal & Boston's Boundary Falls
smelter, or about 700 tons.
Lnst week the Lucky Jim mine, in
the upper camp, pnid its second dividend for the year of $88,000. The mine,
which is owned by George Hughes, hns
paid $24,000, and other dividends are in
sight. The profits come from zinc ores,
of which another large shipment is
about to be made.
One Colorado mine, the Bassick, Custer county, is celebrated for having produced $5,000,000, and being nothing,
more or less thnn the crater of an ex;
tinct volcano, filled with bowlders in size
from tiny pebbles to huge rock fifty feet
across. These coated with a scale of
tellurium ore, nre often rich in gold, giving as high values as $10 per pound.
Scientists suppose this scale was deposited by the gases of the volcano, and
this is the only place in tbe world whore
the evidence seems to show that such n
mineral deposit from gases has been
*   *   *
Announcement is made that the Mount
Baker Mining Company has declared
its second dividend of two cents per
shnre, or a total of $20,000. There aro
something more than 100.000 shares held
by Chilliwack people and their portion
will be between $4,000 nnd $5,000.
All sorts of rumors have been in circulation again regarding the Arlington
mine, says the Slocan Drill. Mr. R. P.
Rithet, the principal owner, is credited
with having stated that the mine would
start up in the spring and that ample
funds for development purposes were in
the treasury, aud that efforts now are
being made to secure a competent man
to manage the property. The several
workings are to be cleaned up to allow
of an examination being made by competent engineers, upon the results of
whose work the operation of the mine
In reference to tho agitation for an
8-hour day in smelters, Frank Phillips,
secretary of tlie Nelson .Miners' Union,
is quoted as saying: "The Miners'
Unions, through their executives, are
going to take action. I don't care saying
more than that. If the change from
twelve to eight hours' labor for men
working in smelters does not come by
law, it will come as the result of a general strike. If it is defeated they will
take action themselves. Now,- it is for
the mine owners nnd smeller managers
to decide -whether their interests and
the interests of thc country generally
will suffer more from Ihe enactment
and operation of a law or from idleness
enforced by n strike of smelter employees."
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Albert Winter, an Englishman working in the Grnnnity Creek mine, Now
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he found gold-bearing quartz. Winter
quietly took out miner's rights, and
witli a mate pegged out a claim. This
was only n few months ago.   He recent-
That was an editorial bombshell
launched from Ihe Colonist office on Friday.
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Some important considerations are involved in the Public Schools Bill, introduced into tho Legislature hy the Minister of Education, It is frankly admitted that the principal object of the proposed legislation is to relieve the provincial treasury of a portion of the burden of supporting thc public schools, a
burden that is steadily becoming heavier.
Tho act is framed so as to increase the
share of the cost of education now paid
directly by the city ratepayers, and also
to place n share of the burden directly
upon the residents of rural school districts. Opponents of the measure contend thnt the standard of education will
suffer in the country districts, but there
does not appear to much ground for this
fear. We find that thc average salary
paid to teachers in these schools is nbout
$000 per annum. By the provisions of
the new act Ihe government will pay
$450 towards the $000, and will also give
a dollar for each dollar raised in the
district up to $100. This means that
lo keep the salary of Ihe teacher up to
$000, each district will have lo find $75
per annum by direct taxation. This
does not seem very much, and there
should be no great difficulty in raising
the amount in the country districts of
this province, provided that those concerned desire to keep up the standard of
their schools. In the cities the share
homo directly by the ratepayers is to be
considerably higher. lt is not fair
criticism to say Hint in the Bill the government is discriminating against the
poorer country districts, for n district
that cannot afford $0 per month towards
the support of n school must be poor indeed. In our opinion, the measure does
not go fnr enough in the direction of
equitable distribution of the cost of olu-
catioll, but our views on this subject
probably nre in advance of the times. It
Beems to us that ns the cost of public
education fnlls upon the taxpayer and
ratepayer in any event, it might ns well
bo provided for directly by ench city or
municipality, with n grant from the provincial treasury for rural schools only.
There are some provisions in Mr. Fulton's Bill that deserve careful consideration in committee, especially those deal-
ing witli the mode of nssessing property
nnd income in rural districts. We doubt
if these provisions, as they stand, can be
effectively carried out; neither will the
best class of resident be found willing to
undertake the increased responsibilities
attaching to the office of school trustee.
These sections of the Act may be improved upon in committee, nud ns a
piece of rather experimental legislation,
the Act as a whole is deserving of support.
Of the various important provisions of
tbe Act; one is that unless there is accommodation available pupils shall not
be entitled to tbe benefits of free schooling over the age of sixteen, aud another
is that the Board of School Trustees of
any city school district may, by resolution, declare that it is desirable that
tuition fees shall be paid in respect of all
or any of the pupils attending the High
School, with a provision for remission or
reduction of such fees in cases of pupils
whose parents cannot afford to pay. This
latter measure is particularly commendable, as it may lead to the High Schools
becoming more or less self-supporting, to
the relief of the general taxpayer. If
the Act becomes law, the provincial
treasury will benefit to the extent of
about $100,000 per annum.
There is something altogether in defensible in this Grand Trunk Pacific
business. The Week is not a party
organ, and we have no sympathy with
the quibbles of partisans on one side or
the other in Canada. It would be a
great deal better for Canada's reputation
if people would learn fhe gentle art of
telling the straight truth in politics and
<u business, instead of being so prone to
beating around the hush. Everyone who
attended the election meetings held last
Fall will know that Senator Templeman,
a member of the Ottawa cabinet, and
other accredited agents of tlie Laurier
administration, assured the electorate
that this great, national, trans-continental railway would he built at once
without the cost to British Columbia of
"one cent." We well remember Senator
Templeman pointing to this proposition
as something practical in the way of
"Better xerms." We remember other
gentlemen talking iu tlie same strain;
and the people believed them. It is true
tho Conservative campaigners endeavored to instil a doubt on the subject' in the
public mind. But so large n proportion
of the public loves to be fooled; and it is
fooled, nearly every time.
Is this one more example of the successful "gold-bricking" of British Columbia?
We have a gentleman named Morse
in Victorin, a gentleman who, we believe,
holds n confidential position in the counsels of the fortunate speculators, who
are guaranteed all the money they want
by the government of Canada for constructing the Grand Trunk Pacific railway, and what does Mr. Morse say?
Mr. Morse "regrets that the people of
British Columbia are not ready to secure
immediate construction of the Grand
Trunk in British Columbia." Nto doubt
he regrets it. Wc do not. If there is
nny proposition to add to the altogether
roseate financial prospects of Messrs.
Cox, Hays and Co, by a contribution of
lands and money to them for doing
something they have got' to do in any
event, The Week begs to utter a most
emphatic protest against that proposition. Mr. Morse says it is a question of
I'ime. If we want the British Columbia
section of the road built now, he snys,
we must pay the piper. Well, we have
the most solemn assurances from thc
Hon. Senator William Templeman to
the contrary. If we nre Liberals, we
are bound to believe the hon. gentleman;
if we nre Conservatives we can afford to
await proof absolute thnt he was deceiving us. But, in any event, tliere is no
reason why British Columbia should
swell the contents of the fnt purse banded by Cnnndn to tho millionnlre promoters of the Grand Trunk Pacific rnil-
Some time ngo, when election promises
were yet sounding in our enrs, Senator
templemnn's paper, the Times, threw
out hints that the provincial government
hnd opened up negotintions with the
Grand Trunk Pacific with a view to
hon using   the   concern   in   return   for
prompt construction. These editorial
hints were made apparently to suggest
crooked dealing on fhe part of the provincial authorities. It was hinted that
although the Dominion government had
promised and ensured prompt construction of the road, Mr. McBride had been
looking for n chance to throw some of
t'he province's resources into the hungry
maw of the Grand Trunk Pacific. People would like now to hnve some explnn-
ntion of those articles in the Times;
would like to know, for instance, whether
the Times, fearing thnt the election
promises of Senntor Templeman would
not' be carried out, was occupied- in that
class of work known in sporting circles
ns "hedging," and was preparing to
throw the blame for the wrong-doing of
Senntor Templemnn upon tlio shoulders
of Premier McBride?
To anyone who appreciates fair and
squnrp denling the question must occur:
"Was British Columbia 'gold-bricked'
Mr. Clifford Sifton's resignation of his
portfolio in the Ottawa Cabinet is the
most interesting of recent developments
iu Federal politics. A certain section of
the Conservative press sees in this new
defection from Laurierism the beginning
of the downfall of the party. Mr. Sif-
ton, who always has been the chief target in the Cabinet for attack by the Conservatives, now is being classed by some
of these gentlemen as one of the strongest of the Premier's colleagues. Mr.
Tarte and Mr. Blair also were considered indispensable to triumphant Liberalism when they resigned. Now we hnve
the lnte Miuister of the Interior nlso held
up as a great statesman. If Mr. Sifton
resigned been use of the provision for
separate schools in the new provinces,
Mr. Sifton resigned for a very good reason, but, in all probability, there were
other reasons. With all due deference
to the opinions of other people we think
that Mr. Sifton's administration of the
Department of the Interior has been anything but satisfactory, and that his departure from the Cabinet will remove
one of the most serious causes for dis-
satisfaction. The direction of affairs in
the Yukon was under bis supervision,
nnd there hns been as yet no answer
made to the grave charges levelled
against the officials of the northern gold-
'A Woman Worker" writes to The
Week on the subject of Chinese tailors.
She takes exception to references mnde
in one of "Babette's" letters to work
done by two Chinese firms in the city.
"Here iu this fair city we have women
earning their livelihood by teaching,
clerking, typing, etc." she writes, "and
when they want garments made, away
they go to a Jap or Chinnmnn, forgetting thnt they earn their money from
white people and should give their sister
workers n chance. It is often remarked
thnt for the size of Victorin tliere nre a
grent mnny Chinese nnd Japanese sewing
establishments." This is an old story
in one shape or another. Nine out of ten
women have very little conscience in
these matters. They always buy in the
cheapest market. Some years ago an
energetic campaign was inaugurated in
England against the terrible "sweating
system" by which cheap millinery and
clothing were produced, nnd from which
the unfortunate -women and girls employed by the Jewish "sweaters" derived insufficient wages to keep them in
the unrest necessnrics of life. The cam-
pnign was pnrtinlly successful for the
time being, ns those at the head of the
movement succeeded in nwnkening the
consciences of English women sufficiently to mnke them pass by the tempting
merchandise "marked down to cost." But
the only permnnent remedy wns shown
to lie in legislation which plnced nil
"sweating" establishments under fnctory
law. Wo quite sympnthize with "A
Woinnn Worker" iu her protest against
the passing by of white labor in favor
of the cheaper Chinaman, but rather fail
to see nny remedy. So long ns the Indies
think more of tlie price of nn article than
of its origin, the Oriental is likely lo get
the trade.
While considering tbe question of civil
service reform nnd superannuation, tlie
provincial government might well give
some attention to tho pension method
adopted some years ago by New Zealand, nnd which hns proved n decided
success. All civil servants in New Zen-
Innd nre compelled to insure themselves,
thus providing pensions for themselves
when they retire from the service, or for
their dependents in the event of their
The threatened slaughter of the innocents by the valiant forces of His Majesty's loyal opposition in the British
Columbia Legislature still refuses fo
materialize.—Kamloops Standard.
"The first Conservative government
British Columbia ever had" appears to
be holding its own even with the hostility
of one who was elecfed to support it-
Nelson Economist.
Thtf Laurier government have played
a master stroke in taking over Canadian
defences nnd manning the forts nt Esquimalt and Halifax— Kootenay Mail.
Editor Denne, of the Nelson News, is
one of the brightest uewspnper men in
.he province, but. the stuff that he sends
to his paper from Victoria by wire, at no
small expense, is, ns a rule, not worth
tbe teiegraph tolls. Mr. Deane's chief
weakness is allowing bis political bins to
control him to such extremes.—Phoenix
Tlie opposition howls    over the fact'
that there was n surplus of revenue over
expenditure in 1004 in this province.
Fort Steele Prospector,
Lnst week Houston gnve a striking example of the methods he pursues. For
two weeks he had worked against tjhe
smelter eight-hour bill, and even half an
hour before the vote came he was heard
to fay that he would not support it.
But, unfortunately, the Premier, in join
ing in tbe debate on the measure, adopt
ed the same attitude. This was too
much for John Houston. "Be on the
same side of such a debatable question
as the Hon. Riciiard McBride? Never!"
The member for Nelson rose in his place
and argued dramatically in favor of tho
bill introduced by the member for Nanaimo; then he sat down and voted for
it.—Vancouver World.
What might have happened to our salmon fishery if Commissioner Babcock
had not sacrificed his prospects in California for n more profitable certainty in
British Columbia is something to contemplate. The gentleman first prescribed an immense hatchery in tlie location
patented by himself, as the one thing
needful to save the situation. The hatchery turned out to be in a place lacking
the essential requirement of a supply of
spawn, so Mr. Babcock had to accept
the gift of spawn from the hitherto despised Dominion officers upon whose
methods he had essayed to improve.
Then we had from Mr. Babcock a fervent recommendation for the installation of traps in Canadian waters; the
fish were not being caught quickly
enough by the gill net methods. If then
the gentleman had possessed his soul iu
patience, he might have claimed, in a
few yenrs, that n decrease in the supply
of sockeyes was proof of the success of
the trap fishing he had helped to institute; but executing a quick change of
attitude towards the sockeyes our provincial commissioner appears within n
year as the advocate of total cessation of
fishing for two seasons, because the salmon hnve been tnken too quickly! This,
mark yon, before the traps he recommended hnve hnd n chance at the fl&h.—
New Westminster Columbian.
From the opposition press of the province it is learned that there is a.move-j
ment among the Conservative members,
of the House to force McBride out of 1
the Premiership nnd put Cotton in Iris^
place.    Why    the reports of this dis-
sntisfnetion, or rather revolt,    of    thel
Tory members should appear only iu tbe j
Grit press it is difficult to   understand.
It will be remembered that it was.wMerJ
the leadership of McBride thnt the Con-'
servatives carried the province, and   a ]
change iu the leadership, without    thel
coi.sent   of the Premier or the people,!
could not be considered in accord withl
the wishes of the party.   There is   nol
doubt ns to the ability of Mr. Cotton,]
but would the party support Mr. Cotton]
in nn nppenl to the country? Mr. Cot-,
ton's ability and Mr. Cotton's popularity!
are two different things.—Fernie Ledge.J
Wm. Blnkemore is now editing The
Tribune In Nelson. He trents all editors who cnll upon him to n cup of ten
brewed on the office stove. He considers this snfer thnn the wet goods put
up in long-necked bottles—Fernie Ledge.
It is reported that British Columbia's!
"solid seven" at Ottawa are opposed to!
the reappointment of Sir Henri Joly d4
Lothbiniere for a second terms as Lieu-!
tenant-Governor of this province. Sir!
Henri is a Grit, but not such a died in]
the wool Grit, as to, overlook the wishes!
of the electorate, when that eleetoratel
calls for a Conservative government. SoJ
he has fallen into disfavor, and Premieii
Laurier has been informed that some|
stauncher partisan will have to. ;boi
appointed. W. C. Wells, who has madel
a reputation here, and is now in. thel
East, is said to be an applicant for thel
job, nnd as he has influential friends]
may possibly land it.—Ymir Herald.
The traffic on the S. & O. is evidently!
increasing every week.   During the past]
week the train has not come iu once be-J
fore 12 o'clock.    An average of    two!
hours later than schedule time is rather]
an anomaly on a duly equipped    road.J
Despatches from Ottawn state that th^
parties interested in cases heard by thij
railway commission, but not decided bfrj
fore the resignation of Mr. Blair, wil^
be permitted to submit their evidence nf.
writing.   If this can be done in connect
tion with an undecided case, why should!
it not be done in our case, iu which al
decision was given under   a   manifest
misapprehension?   We have every right]
to n reconsideration of our claim   and]
steps should be taken to secure it.—Ver-|
non News.
We arc sorry that the provincial govj
eminent has so far found itself tumble
to make even a small grant towards del
fraying the expenses of a British Colunrl
gia exhibit at Portland. There is yefl
lime for right' action to be' token in this]
direction, and Wc are sure the opposi£
tion in tlie House will fall in with anyl
desirable plan brought forward by thej
McBride cabinet.—Vancouver World.
Premier McBride stands on the flood
of the House the only working member
of a weak ministry,  Ho himself should-j
ers practically the whole burden of "carl
ryiug on."   He has thc sympathetic sup-^
port of his four departmental colleagues,!
and the perfunctory support of the pre-f
sident of the council, for while Hon. F.j
L.  Carter-Cottou has liftle respect foil
some portfoliod members of the cnbinetJ
ho does not believe   in   attempting top
wreck thc fortunes of tho   only   party]
which enn give him office.   Tho snge off
iho House sits in    inscrutable   silencl
and studies the patterns on the eW3el
while his weaker brethren worry along
unaided through tho work of the daily
sittings.—Vancouver World.
Miss Passe (with scornful sniff)—And]
so they nro mnrried!    Poor   wretche
Out of the frying-pan into the fire!
Miss Young (smiling sweetly)—Ohl
yes; but still it must be n drendful fhinq
to feel stuck to the pnn!
Tn, whnt is n Conservative?" "A
Conservative, my son, is a person whl
will never fight unless he can pick oil
nn opponent tn suit him."—Toronfj
Snturdny Night. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1905.
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Public Schools Act Keeps Members Busy During
the Week.
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Premier McBride, in reply to a question,  said government wns considering
advisability of introducing legislation for
the reform of the civil service.   County
Court Act considered in committee, several amendments heing made and progress reported.   Progress also was reported on Land Registry Act Amendment
1 Bill.    Bills read the first time: Fording
, Valley    Railway    Incorporation     Act;
(Kootenay,  Cariboo  & Pacific Railway
Act.   House adjourned at 4.15 p.m.
The Minister   of   Education    moved
[second rending of the Public    Schools
Act, 1905.   The   people, he said, were
Lproud of high standard of public education in province, and it was necessary
I for the government to    preserve    this
Istandard so fnr as it was financially possible.   Expenditure on schools was in-
I'creasing very rapidly—more rapidly than
I the revenue.   The expenditure last year
I amounted to $405,000, or about one-sixth
j of the total expenditure of the province.
tUnder the present system he would have
[to ask. this year, for about $511,000 for
[the schools.    Hon. Mr. Fulton    traced
[history of public education in    British
[Columbia and showed how from time to
[time governments hnd been   forced   to
[seek some method  of   curtailing   this
I branch of expenditure.    Now, the government hnd come to the conclusion thnt
people should be asked to contribute
Rnore directly to tlie cost of education.
(The Bill before the House would increase
Ithe    cities' shares of the burden, and
■ would, for tlie first time, throw a small
Ishai-e of the cost upon rural school districts.   The annual provincial grant to
pity schools of the first class would be
[$350 for each teacher employed, in cities
I'if the second class, $375; in cities of the
■third clnss, $420, and for rural schools,
$450.    The cities and school    districts
vould be called upon to find one half of
balance of the teacher's salary, the
government paying in addition a dollar
each dollar raised in the city or district up to $100.   Thus school expenditure would come from two sources, as in
luther provinces of    the Dominion.   To
tome extent, therefore, it would depend
■upon the people in each district to keep
lip the standard of education.  Mr. Oliver
tnade valiant assault   on   the u.eusure,
J,vhich he declared was indefensible. He
■said the bill would deal a severe blow
to the standard of education in rural districts, where people could not afford fur-
Ither taxation, nnd ridiculed the machinery provided for collecting the   school
|moncy and the elaborate duties cast up-
trustees.    Result in rural    districts
voukl be thnt only young, inexperienced
lirirls. would consent to tench. Elaborate
find unwise measure hnd been introduced
Isimply to afford government paltry satisfaction of being able to say: "We have
Imade ends meet."    Adjournment of de-
Itmte moved by the Hon. Richard.
Premier McBride resumed debate on
Inotion for second rending   of   Public
lichools  Act.    He believed  people    In
■iAi districts would be able and willing to respond to provisions of the Act.
Ir"he principle of the Bill wns equitable;
Ivould remove many inequalities now existing, and would improve management
Tf schools.    All measures involving in-
trease of taxation excited opposition, but
(be necessity for measure such as that
Tefore    House    was     apparent.     Mr.
Jilunro opposed the Bill because it dis-
tiinlnnted against the poorer districts;
jidirectly increased taxation, nnd   was
lontrary to sound principles of political
Iwnomy.   Mr. Murphy also opposed the
till, and   quoted Scripture   concerning
jmtlemnn tempted by demons who last
late was worst than his first.    Appli-
Ition to present government. Country
leded a business-like government.   Mr.
Iwser moved adjournment of debate.
Principal business wns continuation of
debate on motion for second reading of
the Public Schools Act. Bowser, K. C,
took advantage of occasion to boost
Vancouver's tax paying capacity and
had a hit at the opposition in regard to
doubtful leadership and at Mr. Mclnnes
for his disappointed hopes in that direction. Incidentally, he approved the provisions of the Act. Mr. Mclnnes characterized the measure as outrageous, and
returned a few compliments to Mr.
Bowser. Mr. Evans voiced the general
antagonism of the country people to the
provision of the Act for direct taxation
for educational purposes. Mr. Tanner
did ditto, while Mr. Williams made fun
of the general dislike of the people to
pay. Adjournment of debate moved by
Mr. Davidson. Songhees Reserve Bill
came up for second reading, the debate
being adjourned on motion of Mr. McNiven.
FRx~~-, MARCH 3.
Public Schools Act again formed principal subject for discussion.
(With apologies to Sherlock Holmes.)
Unlock Flats, the great detective, swallowed an ounce of laudanum, laid himself down on the floor, and said, iu a
nothing-at-ail tone of voice:
"How did 1 unravel that mysterious
poison case? Simplest thing in the
world, my boy! By inductive, deductive, seductive, circumflective, ratiocination. The man wns found dead in his
bed. It wns plainly evident he had died
of strychnine poisoning. But nobody
had anything nt all to gain by his death,
and there was not the slightest reason
in the world why anyone should murder
him. Quite the contrary. Also the
idea of suicide was out of the question.
He had everything in tho world to live
for, and was about to be married to nn
heiress, whom he deeply loved. His
health was perfect, he had not taken any
medicine containing strychnine or nny
medicine nt all, in fact, and the minute
account of his expenditures which he
kept showed conclusively that he hnd
not purchased any drugs in ten yenrs.
Yes, it was an extraordinary case, and
there seemed nothing for the coroner's
jury to do but find a verdict of 'came
to his death by poison administered in
some way unknown to us.' That's
where I came in. By induction and deduction nnd smoking the pipe I reached
these conclusions:
1. The man is dead. This was very
2. He died from strychnine poisoning.
3. He could not have died from
strychnine if he had not taken strychnine.
4. He could not have taken strych-
if he hnd not got strychnine somewhere.
5. If he did not commit, suicide, and
no one murdered him, he must hnve
taken the poison by accident.
0. If he took it by accident he could
not have known it,
"Obviously the first thing to do wns
to trace his movements. I traced. I
found he had lunched at a restaurant
and had eaten huckleberry pie for dessert. I found the kitchen of the restaurant had fly paper lying all around
it. By chemical analysis I ascertained
that this paper was partly composed of
strychnine. Fortunately tliere was a
piece of the pie left. I got that. By
microscopical examination I discovered
thnt many of the supposed huckleberries
in the pie were flies. I picked the Hies
out nnd had post-mortems performed
upon them. Sure enough, they had died
from from the effects of the fly paper,
from which they had,escaped and managed to crawl into the huckleberry mixture before it was laid on the dough.
Of course, they got mixed up with it.
And, of course, in eating the pie he had
swallowed the poisoned flies.
"You see how very simple a case it
was after all. Yes, my boy"—here the
great detective swallowed two ounces of
opium—"to be a great detective it is necessary to consider trifles—even fly paper
—and to be FLY yourself I Excuse me.
I must go around the corner, where they
are fixing up another mystery for me!"
And he went out for n plate of hash!
—Henry Waldorf Francis.
—From The Pacific Monthly for January.
The Rev. H. H. Gowen, of Trinity
parish, Seattle, continued his course of
instructive lectures here last Tuesday.
There was an excellent attendance in
the afternoon, when the lecturer dealt
with "Dante as Historian." All great
intellects, ho said, gave the power of
vision, seeing above and beyond the
narrow limits of their own lives and
environments, and Dante, with his passionate devotion to what was his ideal
of government, clung always to tlie idea
of tlie imperial destiny of nations. Mr.
Gowen spoke of Dante's great love and
great hate. Of his love for the city of
Florence, the city which rejected him,
am. drove him into exile. During that
exile, his thoughts, his writings, his political intrigues, all entered around
Florence. His every energy was spent
for her lasting good. The lecturer told
how in the eternal fitness of tilings, nnd
iu God's own good time, the love nnd
the longing of Dante reached their
apotheosis, and though his hody had lain
buried many years at Ravenna, his good
spirit,, must hnve waited on thnt day
when the liberties of Florence were
finally proclaimed on "Dante's stone."
In the evening Mr. Gowen gave an exhaustive digest of Shakespeare's play of
Julius Caesar. On his next visit, which
will take place on Tuesdny, March 14th,
the subject of the afternoon lecture will
be "Dante as a Religious Teacher."
This will conclude tlie Dante series. The
subjects for the remaining lectures will
bo selected by the class, advising with
Mr. Gowen.
In the evening the "Browning" series
will commence. These should prove of
the utmost interest, for those who hnve
already heard Mr. Gowen speak on this
subject say that while he casts out all
fear of Browning, he tenches the student how much there is in him to understand to reverence and to love.
The One nnd Only Wnrdner:
Nearly everyone in the Kootenays
remembers Jim Wardner, he of mining
boom fame. Here is the way the Hed-
ley Gazette hits off his latest escapade,
which may be anything but a joke:
Every once in a while Jim Wardner is
to be heard from. Generally it is in
connection with the last 'greatest thing
on earth' which he has managed to get
hold of, and occasionally a joke of his
would go the rounds; but this time there
is no Sunny Jim business nor no
O'hliaughnessy jokes. When hist heard
from he was beleaguered in Mexico by
a howling bnnd of savage Yaqui Indians who had already made away with
several Americans, and tho Mexican
authorities were unable to maintain order.   Jim is dead serious this time."
The chief feature in the wholesale produce market this week was thc cut in
bay. Farmers are getting the same
price, but' local denlers aro trying to
force down rates nt n loss to themselves.
Messrs. Sylvester report a weakening
tendency in potatoes on account of tho
importation of Colorado stock. Bran,
shorts and1 all feeds are still firm, whilo
oafs have moved up $2, and are likely
to go higher.
Wholesale prices paid by local dealers
for delivery in ton lots ou wharf or car
are as follows:
Hay (Mainland) $12.00
Hay (Island) 14.00
Wheat 35.00
Oats 20.00
Barley 25.00
Potatoes $25 to $27
The Times informs us that J. S.
Carruthers, of Montreal, is much impressed with the possibilities of British
Columbia. Most of 'em are, but, they
don't leave nny capital in the country.
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The school trustees of Saanich aro up
in amis against some of tho provisions of
the Education Act.
JOHNSTON'S NURSERY are removing their establish*
ment to their new grounds at Oak Bay, vacating their
present premises on St. Charles Street by March 31st.
A large stock of EVERGREENS and other 0RNA>
MENTAL TREES will be sold CHEAP to avoid removal
expenses.    Particulars  at  St.   Charles   Street  or   at
Johnston's Seed Store, City Market.
Books on Gardening.
T. N. HIBBEN & 60.
If you are in want of a HIGH   GRKDB   SCOTCH   JniHISKY
Be Sure You Get
Stevenson Macadam, the well known analyst, of London, certifies these whiskies
to be absoluaely pure.
Radiger & Janion, General Agents for British Columbia and the Yukon District.
eHHS. HAYWARD, President. P. enSBLTON, Manager.
We make a specialty of Undertaking, and can give the best possible
service for the reason that:
We Have Everything Modern both for the Embalming Process and for
General Work.
We Carry a Large and Complete Line of every class of Undertaking Goods.
We Have an Experienced Staff, holding diplomas of leading embalming colleges, and available day or night.
We Are Commended by those who have employed us.
Our Prices are always reasonable.
We take the liberty of calling attention to these facts because we recognize
that those requiring Undertaking services ought to have the best—This we
can give you,
TELEPHONES 48, 305, 404 or 694.
Independent Foresters.
Court Cariboo No 743 meets in No. 1 Hall, A.O.
U. W., ist and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p. 111.
Thos. I,e Messurier, Fin. Sec, Garbally Road
K. C. Wilson, Rec. See., 101 Chatham Street
Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Victoria Aerie No. 12, F.O.K. meets every Wednesday evening iu Kagle Hall, Adetphi Block at
8.30 p.m.   Sojoumiug brothers   made welcome.
Joseph Wachter, W. President. Frank Le Roy
W. Secretary.
Northern Light, No. 5935,
A .©. F.
Meets 2nd aud 4th Wednesday iu each mouth
in K. of P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting members
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger: W. F. Fullerton,
Knight* of Pythias.
Far West Lodge No, 1 meets at their hall, cor.
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday, at 8
p. m.   Sojourning brothers are always welcome.
R. Daverne, C. C; Harry Weber, K. of R. & S.
P. O. Box 544.
Juvenile Ancient Order of Foresters
Court No 1 meets first Tuesday in each month
at K. of P. Hall. Adult Foresters are always
welcome. 6. L. Redgrave, President; K, A.
Laken, Secretary.
Assembly Dancing icadei
Mesdames Dickinson & Simpson will
resume their dancing classes Saturday,
October ist, Assembly Hall, Fort St.
Monday afternoon, children's fancy
dances, 3. 30 to 5. p.m.
Monday evening, beginners' classer.
Tuesday evening, Cotillon Club.
Thursday, Social Night, 8.30 to 11 p.m.
Friday afternoon, children's private
Saturday afternoon, general class, 2.15
Private Lessons Given.
50 Cents ner Month-   All
the Latest Novels
86 Yntes Street.
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Building Material,
120 EfoTornment St,       V.CH 8. C.
Ladies' Huts Artistically Trimmed and
made up, customers furnishing their own
trimmings.    Panama  Hats  re-blocked
and cleaned.
65!i Fort Street.
To wire your house for Electric Light.
Aave tlie work done while carpets are up
during spring cleaning. Twelve dollars
will wire a six-roomed cottage ; while the
comfort and convenience to be derived
from the light is worth a great deal more.
B.C. Eleetrie Ry Co.
Crystal ■ Theatre
Prices ioc. aud 25c.
If yon admire
Try a Lunch or
Afternoon Tea at
The riikado
Tea Rooms
44 Fort Street
Short Orders at any Time.
And Heat Treatment
recommended by the medical faculty lor Rheumatism, Scinlica, Stiff Joints, etc. Apply to MISS
Kl.I.ISON, 74 I'ort Street, victoria.
Telephone 1110.
llalmoral Illock,
Our Rooms nre the most central, the
best furnished and most comfortable in
the eity.
The famous Poodle Dog Restaurant in
tbe building.   Cuisine uuexcelled. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1905.
Saturday .evening lnst the Assembly
room at the Parliament Buildings wns
filled with a large and fashionable gather- \
ing, who thro.iged to bid farewell to
Commodore and Mrs. Goodrich. Different public societies of the city were well
represented, and long before the appointed hour fixed for the reception the galleries were packed with spectators. The
scene was indeed striking, and one thnt
will long remain in the memory of those
Who were fortunate enough to witness
it. Tiie room in itself is an ideal one for
a function of this kind, the artistic arrangement of palms, flags, etc., by a
committee under the direction of Mrs.
Barnard and Mrs. Hasell added greatly
to its stately beauty. Handsome toilets
were much in evidence, the bright uniforms of the officers rendered tlie scene
a most brilliant one. A full orchestra
played appr pi 11 te selections during the
evening, and refreshments were served
in the lower lobby. Here the decorations were of palms, festoons of ivy and
■ many Japanese lanterns. The tables
were laden with all kinds of relishes,
• ices and delicacies, and were prettily arranged with bunches of daffodils, trailing simlax and red shaded lights.
About 9 o'clock Commodore and Sirs.
Goodrich arrived, and were received at
the entrance by Mayor and Mrs. Barnard, assisted by Miss Kuby Fell, daughter of Alderman Fell, Shortly afterwards Mr. Dowler, city clerk, lead the
following address:
To  Commodore  Jiunes  C.   Goodrich,  Coiu-
mander-ln-Clilef, Pacific Squadron:
Sir:—Ou behalf of the municipal council
and citizens of Victoria, we desire to express to yon the great regret unit Is felt by
all classes of the community owing to the
fact that you aud Mrs. Goodrich are soon
to take your departure from oar midst.
Although your sojourn among us hns not
been long, you have so thoroughly identified yourselves with all that was of interest
to us, and with all that has Inured 1" Ihe
benefit of the cily that we feel, In bidding
you farewell, we nre parting with friends
for whom we have formed a lifo-long attachment.
We cannot forget the many occasions upon which you hove assisted us In matters
affecting the welfare of the city. To Mrs.
Goodrich we wish to tender the thanks of
the citizens for the deep Interest she has
taken la the charitable work of tho city,
and also to express our appreciation of thc
hospitality which has at all limes been extended to U6 and to our visitors by both of
While we deplore the circumstances which
have led to the reduction of His Majesty's
naval station on this Coast, and which have
shortened your stay amongst us, we venture to hope that thc growing Importance
of the trans-Pacific commerce will, iu the
near future, lend to the re-establishment of
thc station In Its former strength, In which
event We could wish for no greater pleasure
than thnt you should again be appointed to
tbe command of the station.
Wc hope and trust that you anil Mrs.
Goodrich may have every happiness and
prosperity, nnd that, notwithstanding the
dlstrnctlons of n busy life, you amy occasionally find time to give a kindly thought
to the sincere friends you hnve left In Victorin.
Signed on behalf of the municipal council
nnd citizens of the city of Victoria, In the
province of British Columbia/ this 25tb dny
of February, A. I)., 1905.
(L. S.) G. H. BARNARD,
Clerk of thc Municipal Council.
Commodore Goodrich replied in n few
well chosen words of acknowledgment.
He expressed his thanks to the people
of Victorin for Ihe kindly sentiment they
entertained for the navy. He spoke of
his sojourn in Victoria as n very pleasant experience, and said he felt thai he
would always look upon Victoria as bis
home, although it might seem strange
for a sailor to acknowledge any place
other than the sen as such. In conclusion he spoke about Ihe growth of the
trans-Fncifio trade and thc increase of
traffic between this country nnd the
Orient, and said that while Esquimau
would not again be a permanent naval
station, it had every prospect of a bright
industrial and commercial future.
Among those present were: Mrs. H.
Barnard, who received in a dainty dress
fine black net and lnce over white satin,
ami who carried a beautiful shower
bouquet of pale pink carnations; Miss
Fell was prettily gowned in white; Mrs.
Goodrich wore a handsome gown of
black satin and chiffon, with black
osprey in hair, and carried a bouquet of
while flowers; Mrs. McBride wore black
silk witli sequins;, Mrs. Fboiey, black
velvet and jet with bertha of Duchesse
lace; Mrs. H. Croft, a handsome gown
of sequins nnil tiara of diamonds; Mrs.
Hasell wore purple velvet with rich lace
garnitures; Mrs. Perrin, cream lace over
taffeta silk; Mrs. Charles Wilson
(Vancouver), black lace and chiffon; Mrs.
Parry wore a lively frock of black
sequins; Mrs. Ling was in yellow sntin;
Miss Pooley wore black not; Miss
O'liielly, white net with sequin trimmings over white satin; Mrs. Meadus
wore pale green silk; Mrs. J. A. Douglas
wore cream lnce over satin; Mrs. Hall,
blnck sequin gown over white silk; Mrs.
A. Robertson, white figured net with
nishings of pale green chiffon; Mrs. .T.
R. Anderson, blnck sequin; Mrs. Butchart, black • et over while satin; Mrs.
Day, white not nnd lnce over white
satin; Mrs. Blaiklock, black silk; Mrs.
Wright, white lace and sequins over
white satin; Miss Angus, black silk and
lnce; Mrs. Thorpe-Doubble, wore white
lace; Miss Keefer. black net witli garnitures of pale blue; Mrs. McLean (Vancouver) was in black with sequin trimmings; Miss Green   wore   white   lnce;
Miss Cobbett wore cream lace over pale
blue silk; Mrs. Watson wore white ac-
cordion pleated chiffon; Miss Walsh in
black with while laee and broad girdle
of pale blue; Miss Butchart, a beautiful
white laee gown; Miss Tatlow was in
black, also Miss Cambie; Miss X. Too-
ley wore a dainty gown of pule blue shot
silk with white lace; Mrs. 0. M. .Tones
wore a lively dress of bright green velvet; Miss Brady was in black; Miss Bus-
well was daintly gowned in white.
Others present were: Miss V. Drake,
Miss Nuttall, Miss Sweet, Miss Lawson,
Sir Henri Joly, dipt. Parry, Bishop
Perrin, Rev. J. II, S. Sweet nnd Mrs.
Sweet, AM. a lid Mrs. Fell, tlie .Misses
Fell, Aid, W, .1. Hannn, Dr. Lewis
Hall. Ml'. .1. A. Douglas, Dr. Boulton,
Lieut.-Col. Holmes, D. 0. C; Lieut.-
Col. English, Premier the lion. Richard
McBride, the Hon. 1!. G. Tatlow and
Mrs. Tatlow; Ihe ^ou, R. F. Green and
Mrs. Green, the Hon. Charles E.
Pooley, ex-Mayor and Mrs. Redfern, Mr.
W. E. Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Bone,
Dr. King, M. P. P.; Rev. Canon and
Miss Beanlands, the Hon. Chas. Wilson,
Lieut. Gnrnett, Lieut.-Col. Hall, Capt.
R. Angus, Major Hibben, Lieut. S.
Booth, Cnpt. Muspralt-Williams, Lieut.
Yates, R. E.; Dr. nnd Mrs. Cobbett, Mr.
Walbran, Cnpt. Meadus, Captain Cock-
burn, Capt. Wright, Mr. Thos. Watson,
Mr. Carl Loewenberg, Mr. R. S. Dny,
.Mr. Butchart, Mr. C. F. Moore, Mr. W.
J. Dowler, Mr. Roland Macliin and
many others.
As anticipated; the match in the
Island Association League at Oak Bay
on Saturday last between the Victoria-
Tinted and the Garrison teams proved a
most exciting exhibition. It was, won,
under protest', by the Garrison by 4
goals to !!. At a meeting of the league
nn Tuesday tlie protest was upheld, it
being shown that the soldiers scored the
lust goal after time wns up. Tlie gnme
has in be played over again. The result
of the game in no way determined the
relative merits of the two crack teams
in- tlie league. The civilians were ahead
nt. half* time, t'he score being 2 to 1, but
tlie soldiers rallied and soon evened.
Play on both sides was excellent, but the
rofoi'oeiug was not.
* *   *
The Victoria ladies' hockey team
scored another victory against Vancouver at the Terminal City on Saturday
last, the score being 4 goals to 1 in- favor
of the visitors.    It was   a    very good
* *   •
At last there came a fine dny for the
merry huntsmen. Seldom • have they
been deprived of a run for three weeks,
owing fo the frost, and it is hoped that
this will not happen again this season.
Tlie meet last Saturday look place from
the Gorge bridge, and about ten tiirne
out. The day was bright, but the goin
very sofI', owing , to the, recent tha-v
Tho pace in consequence was'- rutin
slow, and tlie jumps not of the usui
standard. However, the huntsmen mn)
aged to put in- a good day, and the
hope for better lack next time. The]
was but one upset', horse and rider con
ing a nasty cropper over a fence all
landing in a large puddle on the othi
side, the only injury received beiojg
muddy ducking. Following nre th
names of those who took part in tli
chase: Miss 0. Irving, Miss K. Dei
creiix, Mrs. Langley, Mr. Bradburn, M
Yates, R. E„ Col. English, Mr. Gear;
R, A., Capt. Cockbnrn, Mr. L. H. Ga
nett and Mr. Hughes.
• *   *
Battling  Nelson  defeated "Young Co
betf" in the ninth round in a fast figl
at San Francisco on- Tuesday.   The wil
nor will go up against Britt.
»   *   *
This afternoontthe Victoria informed
ate hockey team will play Vietoria Co
lege at Onk Bay.
* *   *
Arrangements very likely will he mai
for the Nanaimo hockey feam to pin
Victoria in this city on tho 18th ins
A return match will be arranged for.
Preserved PLUMS, PEHeHES
grown and home made. Insii
on having Price's.
Strictly a
Of the
used in 1902.
three=fifths was consumed in households. The
increased demand for
for home use marks the declining popularity of
the decanter-on-the-sideboard and is the
greatest factor in promoting the cause of
True Temperance
&$&' '^ THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 4, I905.
The Stage    \
|Vntson  Stock  Company   Doing   Fine
Business—Interesting Bill  For
Next Week.
J Th* Watson stock company are firmly
Istabiished as favorites with Victoria
Jieatre-goers. The first two weeks' bills
lerved to demonstrate the versatility of
Ihe organization. Opening with "The
I'hristian" anil "The Parish Priest," the
Jimpany followed with "Tlie Westerner"
Ind "A Runaway Match," two really
|musing comedies, during this week.
"The Westerner" Mr. Hayden Stev-
Inson played "Martin Ferris," and succeeded iu making the audience thorough-
and the week will close with three performances to-night, beginning at 7.30.
For next week Manager Jamieson
offers a laughing bill all through. Gilbert and Sarony are down for a comedy
Lucifer and a pleasing song and Highland
and serio comic; Deely and Shean are
black face comedians; and Francis Davis
& Company are a trio which will appear
in a comedy sketch entitled "My Wife."
Mr. Roberts' illustrated song is entitled
"There's Nobody Just Like You," and
the moving pictures will be one of those
popular and amusing "chase" pictures,
and is entitled "The Escaped Lunatic."
There will be no Monday matinee owing
to the late arrival of the performers,
and the first performance will begin at
7.30 on Monday evening.
*   «   ♦
Clara Mathes.
Miss ,Clara Mathes and her capable
company conclude their brief engagement
at the Crystal theatre, Yates street, to
At tlle Redmond.
opening number for next week will be
a comedy drama from the pen of Jim
Rowe entitled "Brocky Morgan," with
tlie Savoy theatre stock company in the
cast. Tlie new people to appear are
Ward and Leslie, singing and dancing
sketch; Miss Mabel Dare is a soubrette
soubrettes, direct from Quinn Bros.' circus, Mexico; and Miss Ellen Watts,
serio comic; Lord and Meek will appear
in an entire new specialty; Smith and
Ellis are still retained. Jim Rowe, comedian, Blanche Trojan, serio comic, will
also appear. The management have
many surprises booked for the near
future that will prove revelations to the
many patrons of this popular home of
The clever organization known as Pollard's Lilliputian Opera Company will
play a series of well known operas during next week at the Victoria theatre.
Pollard's Australian "kiddies" are very
popular here, and are assured generous
patronage. No announcement of the programme has reached this office, but it
is understood that a different opera will
be produced each evening of the week
at popular prices.
Miss Lillian Graham, one of Victoria':)
gifted young ladies, has written a charming little play called "The Decoy Duck,"
which is to be presented in St. John's
school room on the evening of March
7th, nt 8 .30 o'clock. The play, which
is in two acts and four scenes, is very
bright and full.of clever repartee, and
the situations are most amusing. The
first scene is laid in the drawing room
nt Burnaby Lodge, Victoria, during afternoon tea time; the second in thc drawing room at the Bungalow, Saanich. Following is tho list of characters: Mrs.
Burnaby, a match-making widow, Miss
Sorby; Miss Lucie Mooro, her companion, Miss Ard; Marie, Mrs. Burnaby's
French moid, Miss F. Devereux; Mrs.
Harry Forbes, Miss I,. Lugrin; Miss
Beatrice Forbes, Miss Graham; Mr.
Harry Forbes, Mr. B. Tye; The Hon.
Arthur Craven, just out from "homo,"
Mr. Bunnett; Spencer, his valet, Mr. W.
«  «  *
Harold Nelson, the clever Canadian
actor, is touring the Kootenays with
"Paul Kaunar," under the management
of Walker, of Winnipeg.
The   Revelstoke   Amateur   Dramatic
Club are preparing to stage "The School
for Scandal."
*   *   *
Clara Mathes' company conclude their
engagement in this city to-night and open
a five weeks' seasou in Everett, Wash.,
believe in the genius of that gentle-
Jan from the San Diablo mine.   Miss
lobel'ts made a charming "Mary Law-
Jn," and Miss Alice Wallace was very
[ever in the role of "Mrs. Simon Deans."
those who have not yet seen "A Run-
flvay Match" should pay a visit to Ihe
Klmond this afternoon and to-night.   II
a most amusing show and uncommon-
well done.
(Probably the most interesting plays
Vt staged at popular prices are those
filed for next week by the management
the Watson company, "Sherlock
I'olmes," n clever dramatization of one
l' the thrilling incidents in the history
Dr. Conaii Doyle's groat character
[ill hold the boards during the first part
the week. This cannot fail to prov<
Jiost interesting, ns Mr. Hayden Steven-
fin is able to provide a very artistic por-
rliyal of the central figure of the piny.'
Ill Hie parts in this production arc well
list, and the show no doubt will receive
lie generous support it deserves. Dur-
lig the last part of the week the great
llrenph play by Dumas, "Camilla;" wil'
fo produced, with Miss Ethel Rob?rts
Ii the title role, and Mr. Hayden Steven-
l,iu in the part of Aninind Duval. Next
jeck at the Redmond promises to be one
If the busiest in the history of this pop-
liar family playhouse.
The Grand.
| The Grand theatre ou Johnson street
as enjoyed big business nil week. The
[•niedy bill which is thc offering seems
*pj great favor with  the majority
the patrons. Palmer and Robinson
|re a good sleight-of-hnnd performer nnd
particularly pleasing soubrette; Mills
Barron give a funny sketch,, in
khich Mr. Mills makes up as "Hooli-
lin," nnd makes n hit with the atidi-
|ice; Miss Vivian sings descriptive songs
excellent voice and is well received,
lid the Lucifcrs do n nont act in which
le features are high kicking by Mr.
lucifer and a pleasing song and Highlnn
Imce in costume by Miss Emilie Lea,
Tr. Roberts' song, "Asleep nt tlie
nvitch," is one of the most appreciated
■mis on the bill, as is also the moving
Tcture entitled "Tho Impassible Voy-
le," which is screamingly funny.
Irhere will be two matinees this after-
Ion, beginning at 2.30, at which only
le cents will be charged for children,
Funny People at the Savoy.
night. The attraction is "The Keeper of
the Keys," a high class play in which
Miss Matlies appears to great advantage
in the role of "Mnry Ann." The company is stronger to-day than it has been
for many years, and Manager Marsh,
who has been "on the road" with Miss
Mathes for many years, says that ou his
next visit to Victoria he will make a
longer stay. The company lately has
been reinforced by the acquisition of Jir.
Joseph Berry and Miss Kate Stein, two
artists of real ability. Many of tho
others in Miss Mathes's support are able
performers. "The Keeper of the Keys"
is well worth seeing.
The Savoy,
The Savoy theatre management are
still to the front with an all-star bill of
novelties, comprising opera, circus, burlesque,   drama   and   minstrelsy.   The
next eek. From Everett they go tn
Bellingham, playing in the new theatre.
They expect to return to Victoria in the
summer or fall.
*   *   #
Paid Qllinore appeared at the Victoria
theatre in the clever play "The Mummy
and the Humming Bird" on Wednesday,
and thoroughly pleased a not very large
Chas. B. Hanford and Miss Drofnah,
who played in "Don Caesar de Kazan"
at (lie Victoria theatre on Friday of
last week, sustained ihe high reputation
they have established with critical theatre-goers. Mr. Hanford was seen to
grent advantagu in Ihe dashing role of
"Don Caesar," and Miss Drofnah wns
a charming "Marituna."
since we began selling groceries
when this was not the best grocery for you to deal witli regularly.
To-day you'll find some especially nice
Tongue Sausage, 20cts. lb.
Ham Sausage, 15cts. lb.
Fresh Lettuce, 3 for lOcts.
Native Port, 35cts. bott.
Phone 586.   P.O. Box 339.
Raspberry Canes $1.50 a 1,000.
Box 85 City.
Third Week
Presenting Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Wednesday Matinee
An Incident in tlie Life of
Sherlock Holmes.
Thursday, Kiiday, Saturday and Saturday Matinee
Souvenir Matinee Wednesday.
Always tlie same, 10 and 25c.
Price's Gold Medal Brand Sat*
sup, Pickles and Sauce are con«
diments that should be In every
house. Price and quality second
to none.
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
Initial appearance iu Victoria
Ward and Leslie
Prefatory Appearance
Lulu Watte
Two Funny People
Lord and Meek
Victoria's Favourite Sketch Team
Smith and Ellis
Jim Rowe
Blanche Trojan
And the beautiful Comedy-Drama by
Jim Rowe, entitled
"Brockey Morgan"
ADMISSION: 15 Cts. and 25 Cts.
DAILY >•*£
Management of
Illustrated Song.
Frederic Roberts.
' There's Nobody Just Like You.'
Gilbert and Sarony,
Comedy Sketch.
Mabel Darr,
Deely and Shean,
Illack Fnce Comedians.
Francis Davis and Company,
Comedy Sketch " My Wife."
New Moving Pictures,
" The Escaped Lunatic."
Johnson Street.
Broad Street,
Between Yates and Johnson.
O. Renz, Manager.
Tlie olilest nnd most popular vaudeville
resort, in tlie city. The management
aims at all times' to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville talent
tllat pains and money can procure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission :  10 aud 25c.
Phone 1140.
Building Lots lor Sale.
Houses Built on the
Italian School of Music.
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli,
[Italy]. In addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, he will
conduct a special class in the art of
pianoforte accompaniment to a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is given to beginners as well as to
advanced players. Tbe school is situated
at 117 Cook Street, Victoria. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1905.
Round the
City Stores.
"Babette's" Weekly Letter on
the Sights of Victoria and
Dressy Matters
Dear Madge:—If you want a pretty
sleeve, one which will answer the purpose for your new coal, here is an example, which 1 hoar is "haute chic" in
Paris. I have just had a Louis XVI.
corsage finished and used this new sleeve.
Tin- coal is made ot pompadour silk,
which, by tho way, was another of my
purchases at the closing out Westside
sale. The sleeve in questiou is somewhat
in the Icg-of-imillnii genre, nf course, but
it has hardly thnt effect when finished.
All the same, it fits Ihe arm to some
inches above the elbow, the fulness al
that point being put into the seams of
the sleeve and lixed in Ihe centre on the
outside of the arm with a vertical band
of galon, which draws it in and causes
wide sleeves, for $1.75. But one of the
greatest bargains to my mind is tlie reduction on white muslin shirt waists. I
noticed such pretty ones, some beautifully lucked, others hemstitched and embroidered, the regular prices from .$2 to
.$4, now selling for 75 cents. The silk
and crepe de chine blouses are also very
cheap, and are procurable, in any color
for $3.75. Corsets nre again advertised
nl remarkably low prices. A special lot
of W B corsets in pink, blue and black
brocade, also in plan white, nre being
offered for $1.50 a pair. I noticed some
very pretty children's white pique reefer
dials, well finished and prettily trimmed,
for $1.00 each.
V-,'s, 1 "look in" the last children's
fancy dress dance at the Assembly hall,
and a pretty sight it was, too. On the
whole, Madge, I am inclined to think
that the modern child is not so blase nor
so desperately experienced ns he or she
is painted. People arc fond of contending that tlie average little girl of thirteen
or fourteen has been allowed to mix
with  her elders to such an extent that
variably invest in a smart new blouse,
for the new blouse, it is a sure sign.
The one I am about to describe was of a
very pale shade of mauve crepe de chine,
witli transparent cream lace yoke coining
over the shoulders. The sleeves were
very full, and the upper part shirred,
the lower pnrt loose and caught into a
wide cuff of the cream lace almost to
the elbow. The waist part was all
shirred into a broad girdle of mauve velvet. The whole effect was decidedly
I shall be so glad when the spring has
finally set in and I can go back to wearing my dear old Panama; I hope they
will lie worn again this season. 1 see
that at (iBV4 Fort street Panama hats
are re-blocked and cleaned. This is a
useful bit of information for you.
In the jewellery stores the prettiest
things I noticed lately are some long
golii chains with turquoise, amethysts or
other precious.stones intervening. Heavy
gold bracelets are again in vogue. I
noticed some handsome filgaree ones inlaid  with  precious stones,  while others
and brings forth the most beautiful tones
from his instrument. Among his selections perhaps the one most enjoyed was
a "Reverie" of Vieuxtemps.
Miss Miles scored a triumph in her
piano solos, which were encored several
times. Her clearness nnd firmness of
touch, perfect technique, undoubtedly
showed her to be a most gifted pianist.
In her first selection, Liszt's "Liebes-
trauiii," one lady remarked that "she
fairly made tlie piano sing." As an accompanist she is simply perfect. The
other special attraction of tho evening
was the singing of Mrs. D. E. Camp-
hell, whose voice is a rare, rich contralto
and full of sympathy, The beautiful old
selection, "My Heart is Weary," by
(luring Thomas, she sang with grent
feeling, anil displayed to advantage her
splendid articulation. The club rendered many pretty selections in their
own inimitable style, and received
lienrty applause. As solist in "An
Italian Salad," Mr. A. T. Goward never
sang to better advantage; he was in unusually good voice. Mr. R. C. Worlock
also covered himself with glory in his
solo "Parting," by R. Appel.    Another
evening will be long remembered-by Vie
torinns, and it was indeed a fitting fare
well to the departing navy.   A selection!
by Mr. Jesse Longfield's orchestra open
ed the concert, and then followed a baril
tone solo by Mr.  Gideon Hicks, "Tha
Bandolero,"  by  Leslie    Stewart, aftel
which Messrs.    Lambert    Irvine    anq
Munis R. N. sang   a trio, "Ye   Shen,
herds Tell Me," wliicu was heartily apl
plauded.   The other solos were all well
rendered and elicited   much   applause!
Mr.    Richardson    sang   the   "Coster'i
Honeymoon" in good style.   The Missel
Sehl were in splendid voice, and Mrsl
Gideon Hicks sang in her usual charm]
ing way.   Perhaps the gem of the soloi
was Allitson's "Song of Thanksgiving,'!
which was beautifully rendered by Mn
Moresby.    Mr.  J.  G.    Brown's    solo'
Fnilaire's "The Deathless Aarmy," wa(
excellent also.
The tableaux were splendidly stage
and perfect in-every detaH, the closinl
one especially was a striking picture!
After Mr. G. Phillips sang in good stylj
the "Death of fcolson," the curtain rosj
on a scene portraying the deck of H.
Every article Relentlessly Cut in Price.;
Monday we will offer seasonable goods at prices, in many cases, that almost border on the sensational.   It is
way we have of booming sales to the top notch.   It is a big effort on our part, and means heavy reduction^
on many worthy lines of merchandise: but if it will bring the results we anticipate, we will be more than satisflec
W. B. Corsets, suitable for
slight, medium or stout figures,
111 sizes 19, 23, 24, 25 and 26
Regular values #2.5(1 and £2.90
per pair.
Monday, $1.25
Ladies' Cashmere Opera
Capes, stylishly trimmed and
well finished, full length and
short styles.
Regular values $16.00 lo #19.00
Monday, $3.50
Swiss Applique,  Batlenberg,
Drawnwork  and   Hemstitched
Sideboard   and    Tray    Cloths.
Regular value $1,511 and fl.75.
Monday, $1.00.
Stylish    Cloth   Jackets   for
ladies, oil this season's goods,
all sizes,
Regular value #12.00 each.
Monday, $4.50
Monday's Sale of Dress Suitings at 75c. a Yard.
Fancy Wash Fabrics, ill French,
Grenodine and English Flacked
Regular  value  40c.   and   50c.
per yard.
Monday, 20c.
Fancy Art Fringe, suitable for
Draperies. In good colorings.
Regular values 25c. a yard.
Monday, 5C.
We could not buy these goods to sell for less than $1.25 to $1.65 a yard,
and at these prices the cloths were considered remarkably' good values.' Hut
with the advancing season, aud a desire to turn our Dress Goods Stock into
hard cash, we are becoming more generous; and as a result we have
gathered together about 1,500 yards of Choice Dress Suitings at a price that
would hardly cover the cost of production. On Monday morning at 8:30 o'
clock this lot will go on sale, aud while it lasts you can buy :
Ladies'   Fancy    Flannelette:    Ladies'Handsomely Trimmed |
and Print Wrappers with waist: Hats, all this season's styles,
liniiigand flounce. : Regular values $3.15, $5.00 and
Regular values $2.50 and $2.75 j #6.00 each to clear.
Monday, $1.25 Monday, $1.50
Pure All-Wool Imported Dress Suitings especially
adapted for Spring Costumes-such as Homespuns,
Ladies' Cloth, Venetian Cloth and High Class Tweeds iu
a great variety of styles and colorings, including Black.
All were made for this season's selling. Width 54 inches.
The present value of these goods runs from $1.-15 to $1-65
a yard.
Ladies' All Wool Underwear, i
in Vests, Drawers, Corset Covers,   Combinations,   all   sizes,
Regular values $1.50 and $2.00
Monday, 95C.
Ladies' Higli Class Presentation Umbrellas, with Stetling
I Silver and Pearl Handles.
j Regular values $5.00 aud #5.50
Monday, $3.50
Ladies' full size Flannelette]
Night Gowns, in Pink and Pale I
Regular value $1.25 each.
Monday, 75c.
Ladies' All Wool large size]
Shawls in Grey and Black.
Regular values f 1 25 and {1.50J
Mouday, 75c
You can save money on any '
t article   you buy in the   entire
J store on Monday. d
I The Hutcheson Co., Ltd., Victoria, B.C.},.
MARCH jth, 1905.
The best Investment In sight
to purchase some of the stock
we are closing out.
it to form "pouts" "ii elllier side, 1 hope she is inclined to turn lip her pert little
1 have been explicit, tor you will find mis,, at all the things provided for her
the effect of the sleeve Is really chnrm- entertainment at parlies and to confine
ing, and I know thnt you rank tho her attention exclusively to the grown-
"ninnehe" first in Ihe mn tier of import- up male portion of the company. My
anee. The daily bombardment nr the own experience, however, has carried me
Westside by llic "fair sex" is still the 11 long way past this idea. At the dance
excitement In town, but they are bravely the oilier night 1 saw a girl of some thir-
"holiling tho fort," nii'l every wed; toon or fourteen summers who, on a
firings ft new display ot tempting bar- sniari. well groomed naval officer being
gains. This week I sec 11 window full presented to her with a view to claiming
of black underskirts, black sateen and I iho waltz, replied hurriedly, "Presently,
morettc wilh accordeon pleated flounces ■ I mn engaged for ih!s one," and went
for only 06 cents. These underskirts' off to lake Ihe floor" with another
are always useful, especially tor tliu wot "jpiuie lillo" of Iter own agi
weather. If you wear llaiiuolette nightgowns now is the lime to lay ill 11 stock,
for I don't think you will ever have the
chance of buying (Jioin so cheap again.
"In the spring a young man's fancy
lightly turns to thoughts of love." It is
not quite spring lime yet, but the weather nl'    late    has    1 11  so  delightfully
Yesterday I saw a whole counter full °M''springy" ihal il seems to have brought
tlii.si. "robes dc milt" in white, pule blue j fortli nn early crop of engagements. 1
nnd pink, nicely minle and trimmed, with wnn visiting a young friend of mine the
lace, for 7o cents each. Dressing gowns, ^ D|]lel. ,|.,y wlm has just become "en-
kimonos, flllUlii'lnllo wrappers, etc., are ^god.'1 and she showed me such n dainty
still reduced. I saw such a pretty dress- nme s||' 1,'nuso she had not had made,
ing gown 111 pale blue, with 11 little floral j |mVL, i,0u(.ed flint engaged girls ia-
design,  made  with  n   broad  collar and   So |f j.„„ know of any "suspects" ionk
were quite plain. Earrings also are becoming very popular, gold hoops, hoops
of diamonds, solitaires, etc., and 1 rather
fancy them on some people. I do hope,
however, Ihat Ihe heavy eardrops of
solid gold and large stones that our
grandmothers wore, will never appear
All revoir till next week.
The Arion Club's second concert of
the thirteenth season look place at the
Institute hall, View street, on March
1st. The club was assisted by Mrs, I).
E. Campbell, contralto; Miss Miles,
pianist, and Jir. \V. Hedley, of Seattle,
violinist. The hall was as usual packed
to the doors, miiiiy late arrivals standing. Thc "piece de resistance" of the
evening was the playing of Mr. W. Hedley. Seldom have Victorians had the opportunity nf hi'iiring so gifted a violinist. His purity and smoothness of touch
undoubtedly place him in the first rank.
He is a wonderfully sympathetic player
beautiful selection, and one that received a hearty ovation, was Franz Abt's
"Evening," with bass solo by Mr, Gideon
Hicks. This was perhaps the gem of
the club's selection, Mr. Hicks singing the
lovely lines of his solo with much pathos.
The bright little "Song of the Pedlar,"
by C. Lee Williams, was well rendered
and encored, ns was also the soul-stirring
"Soldier's Chorus" of Gounod's. Regret
was felt at the absence of Mr. H. Russell, but Mr. j^eut took on his work as
conductor, and did admirably.
The Vietoria theatre last Tuesday
evening presented a most brilliant transformation scene. Numbers of gay naval
Hags hung from the galleries and draped
the boxes, while Japanese lanterns were
strung around the house in artistic profusion. The theatre was crowded with
a fashionable and enthusiastic audience, and never again will it ring with
the Ion cheers thnt greeted the jolly
Jack ta and red coats, as they appeared to do their different   "turns,"   The
S. Victory, when the gallant hero of Tra^|
falgar received his fatal wound.   Lieut.i
Nares, R. N., represented Nelson, whilej
Captain Parry and  men of H. M.
Egeria represented the other brnve fight-j
ing sailors    of tho   Victory.    Another!
most Attractive feature of the programme
was tho skirt dance    by five    prettily
gowned young girls   of   Mrs.   Lester's]
academy,    These dainty    little   rrSis*;s
danced so charmingly that they were re-J
called, and each was presented with
bouquet of flowers.    The    drills    andl
bayonet exercises by Royal Marines andj
other    parties    from    Her    Majesty's!
ship     Bonaventure     wore     splendid,!
and      received      n      great    ovation,|
as did nlso the sailor's hornpipe, which
was gracefully danced by Messrs. BuseyJ
and Figgins, of H. M. S. Bonaventurej
Tho concert was  undoubtedly a  great]
success,  and it is estimated that over|
$400 were cleared for the Soldiers and
Sailors' Home.
[ As anticipated, the Earles Bill, providJ
ing for two years' close of salmon fishl
Ing in Puget Sound, wns defeated ln th^
I Washington state legislature.


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