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and with the coming of the Fall season,
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TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
C   O" y * Limited.
OR! f\, ©' ..^A0 Government Street.
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Vol. II.   No. 44.
One Dollar Per Annum.
The Crisis in Russia.
The Czar Driven to Proclaim a Constitution-
archy Prevailing in  Hany Parts.
Russia has been in the throes of
revolution during the last seven or
eight days, and the end is not yet. On
October 30 the Czar was persuaded
> by M. Witte to sign a Ukase granting
enostitution, the concessions including the basic principles of freedom-
representative government by responsible ministers, freedom of conscience and speech and the right of
assembly. The representative features of the Douma, or parliament,
recently provided for, were hereby
extended and M. Witte was named as
the first premier. The imperial proclamation was received with great enthusiasm in St. Petersburg and other
great cities, but this was speedily
followed by counter demonstrations
by the more "advanced" political
parties, who seem determined to use
every effort to overthrow the government. Tliere are now two distinct
parties in Russia, the Moderates, who
accept the constitution—now called
the Loyalists—and the revolutionists,
who will be satisfied with nothing less
than the downfall of the Romanoff
dynasty and tlie establishment of a
republican form of government. Up
to the time of the proclamation of a
constitution by the Czar, the revolution was, practically speaking, bloodless, but the latest telegrams from
'Russia show that the country is now
struggling in the throes of anarchy.
St. Petersburg alone among the great
cities preserving an appearance of
■ order.
This revolution—certainly the most
remarkable in history by reason of
the celerity with which event has fol-
t'oilowed event, and the magnitude of
the changes that are evolving'—has
not been so spontaneous as appears
on the surface, it, was precipitated
by a great strike movement among
the railway employees which resulted
-and this is significant—in the disturbance of communications, rendering the rapid movement of troops
impossible. The spread of the strike
resulted in thousands upon thousands
of workmen being idle—and ripe for
mischief. The situation, therefore,
was well suited to the needs of the
revolutionary leaders. Can anyone
doubt that all this was carefully
planned beforehand and that it wns
the result of a well organized
Secret Revolutionary Council,
whose agents have been at work for
some time past throughout the empire? Thc student of modem political conditions in Russia is well aware
of the extent of the machinations of
secret societies in that country, and
in the co-operation between students,
professional men, merchants and
workmen to force the hand of the
government is seen the result of a
very effective secret campaign. Up
to a certain point these various sections of the people would be willing
to work together, but the Liberals
and the Social-Democrats differ very
considerably in their aspirations. The
radical element, however, gains a
grent advantage from the surrender
of thc autocracy, for the . weakness
of thc government once demonstrated
the mass of the people will be more
easily persuaded to revolt. Another
important feature of tbe sitnntion in
Russia is thc feeling of
Distrust of the Czar
which has been steadily growing as
the result of the Czar's policy ever
since his accession, a policy that has
puzzled not only the people of Russia
but all the wise diplomats of Europe.
The suspicion is growing that the
Czar has succeeded all these years in
deceiving the world as to his character and aspirations and that in reality all his actions have been inspired
by the true spirit of the autocrat.
On October 30, his hand was practically forced. St. Petersburg, through
the operation of the railway strike,
was more or less isolated, General
Trepoff, the governor, was hesitating
to take strong measures to put down
the revolutionary meetings and demonstrations, and the Czar's personal adherents, the princes and nobles
of his court, showed signs of weakening in their devotion to his cause.
The truth about that eventful day
has not yet been published, but it
may readily be supposed that the
Czar feared that his refusal to give
way to the demand of the Liberals
headed by M. Witte, the one strong
man in Russia upon whom the Czar
appears to rely, might result in his
complete overthrow. But order once
restored, could the Czar be trusted
lo keep his word? This doubt, probably felt by many of the Liberals,
as well as the Radicals, delays the
work of pacification, and the revolutionary party naturally are taking
iui' antage of it.
Anarchy Is Reigning
supieme in many of the great cities
of Russia and the government appears
unable to cope with the forces of disorder. Already the Czar, encouraged
perhaps by the enthusiasm with
which the proclamation of a real constitution was received, has issued a
Ukase conferring certain powers upon
the Council of Ministers which appears to have a very important bearing upon the effectiveness of the representative parliament. It is not
easy to recognize actual conditions
by perusal of the cablegrams of the
Associated Press, because the most
important moves in the revolutionary game now in progress are lost
sight of by the correspondents, who
prefer to fill their despatches with
particulars of riot and bloodshed. But
this most recent ukase appears lo
make the Council of Ministers responsible to the Czar alone and to give
to the Council thc right of veto of
any legislation proposed to be introduced to the douma or parliament.
If this is so, then the Czar already
has commenced to withdraw the freedom he wns forced into granting his
people. But information to hand is
of a  contradictory    character    and
judgment on this point must be reserved for the present.
Making History.
One thing is certain, namely, that
history is being made in Russia fast.
The eyes of the world are fixed upon
almost the last battleground iii Europe on which can be arrayed against
each other the forces of autocracy
and modern enlightenment. The result is certain, even though it be delayed for the time being, and, as
stated in this paper several months
ago, the Czar's choice lies between
surrender or defeat—the defeat probably involving the downfall of his
family. Rioting and bloodshed are
devastating the country, and it is
possible that the Czar has delayed
surrender too long and that his fate
is already sealed.
A cruel story is told of a certain
old maid who had a timorous admirer
and who confided to a man friend
that he had tried in vain to propose,
but always lacked the necessary
nerve to pop the momentous question.
"Why don't yon telephone?" said
this flippant person. The idea appealed to the timid one and he put it
in practice. "Is that Miss Brown?"
"Yes." "Well, Miss Brown, will
you marry me?" "Yes! Who's
The usual scarcity at this time of
tho year in the supply of fresh eggs
confronts housekeepers in the coast
cities. The price is 50 cents a dozen
but the eggs have to be found even at
that price and the search is not always successful. The shortage is evidence—if evidence is wanted—that)
there are golden opportunities for the
man or woman who goes into chicken
business on a scientific basis. The
environs of Victoria are particularly
well suited for tlhe business. The
climate is dry and warm and suitable
land is available at low rentals. But
to make money out of eggs it is necessary to have a thorough understanding of the business. Everything depends upon working on correct principles in choice of birds, feeding,
housing, etc.
The Passing Show.
A Review of Local and Foreign Events and Topics
of the Week.
The Vancouver Province says Hint
as an example of the confidence reposed in Mr. Andrew Haslam, the
Nanaimo lumberman, who recently
failed in business, the story of James
Hill, nn engineer at the Hnslnni sawmill, is distinctive. Briefly, the tale
is that James Hill worked for over
twenty years for Mr. Haslam. and
during that time drew little but bare
living expenses from his wage account, leaving (he bnlnnce in the care
of his employer. When the crash
came n few months ago there stood
to the credit of old Jimmy Hill on
the books of the compnny over
$19,000. That lnrge nmonnt was due
the old man on wage ncconnt with
nccrued interest. The Provinee docs
not ndd thnt the confidence proved to
be badly misplaced.
The great topic of the week the
world over is the victory of the
"moderate" section of the revolutionists in Russia, who, headed by
M. Witte, have succeeded in wresting
a constitution from the unwilling
Czar. The story is told elsewhere in
this issue. Unless the unexpected
happens, Russia ceases to be governed on the autocratic principle from
now on. There has been no other
foreign news of particular interest of
late. In British Columbia the event
of the week has been the publication
of the annual report of the Granby
Consolidated Mining and Smelting
Company, of Phoenix. The report
shows a net profit on operations during the year of $712,649, nnd a largo
surplus is carried forward. The publication of this report is evidence of
the remarkable progress made in the
mining industry of the Boundary district. As the smelting capacity of the
plant lately has been increased by the
addition of two new furnaces, the
profits will be considerably greater
this year, and the payment of regular
dividends will be commenced.
Government Appointments.
The principal subject of gossip in
Victoria is the announcement of the
appointment of a successor to Mr.
W. S. Gore, deputy chief commissioner of lands and wotlk., who resigned
some little time ago. The position
hns been given to Mr. Neil F. Mackay
private secretary to the Premier. Mr.
Mnckay comes from Kaslo, where he
was in partnership with Mr. McAnn
in the legal profession, and he is a
gentleman of considerable ability.
Mr. Lawrence Macrae is to succeed
Mr. Mackay as thc Premier's secretary. Mr. Macrae is at present editor of the Nanaimo Free Press. He
has been working ns a newspaper
man for many yenrs on Ihe coast and
first enme into touch with Mr. McBride while sub-editor of the New
Westminster Columbian. His appoinl-
ment will be populnr both in Victoria
and elsewhere. It is snid thnt there
nre several disappointed aspirants to
these positions, for "government
jobs," despite a certain element ol!
uncertainty peculiar to them, ure held
to be highly desirable in the province.
Mr. (lore's resignation took effect on
Tuesday, when lie was presented wilh
nn illuminated address, a dinner set
of silver forks nud spoons nnd knives
nnd a purse of $200 by the members
of the civil service.
No, the many names "being put forward" are those of Aid. Goodacre,
Aid. Fell and Aid. Hall as possible
candidates for the mayoralty. The
Week never heard of Aid. Fell's name
being "put forward" in this connection; perhaps the reporter dreamed
it, but it is to be hoped for the sake
of Mr. Fell, if his name is really being taken liberties with in that way,
that he quickly pull it back, off the
grass. Aid. Hall, the reporter says,
"is freely regarded as a candidates,
the impression being that he will be
in the field." He had much better
stay in his office. It is all right to be
"freely regarded as n enndidate"
but he should let it stop at that. Outside of a few—very few—political
friends who are in the business of
"putting forward names" and "freely regarding people as candidates"
for their own purposes, The Week
can assure both Mr. Fell and Mr.
Hall that the ratepayers do not desire to trouble them. Mr. Hall, especially, is much more useful in private than in public life; he is one of
the happy people, thoroughly self-
satisfied, whose natural abode is the
comfortable place where "ignorance
is bliss." The Times reporter also
unearthed from the municipal burial
grounds the shade of that really
worthy citizen, Mr. W. G. Cameron,
who everyone supposed, had found a
suitable place to haunt in the Legislative Assembly. It is too bad to
endeavor to drag the unwilling shade
of Mr. Cameron back to the mundane
sphere. In the House he is such a
pleasant ghost.; everybody loves him.
In the interests of thc Liberal party,
the 'limes mentions, also, Mr. T. W.
Paterson. There are, however, three
—and only three, so fnr—really possible candidates—Mr. Goodacre, Mr.
Hayward and Mr. Redfern. Only
one is likely to be in the field and
thai one is almost; certain to be
NEW SEEDED RAISIN8 2 lbs, 26 cents.
Fancy Stnr.k, one pound full weight packages.
NEW CLEANED CURRANTS 3 lb. 25 cents.
Reclcsned by machinery.
NEW MIXED PRET.  15cents per lb.
Picked by Joseph Taylor A Co. In one-pound boxes.
8ULTANA RAISINS 15 cents per lb.
Fancy Golden, free from stalks and dfrt
DIXI H. ROSS & CO., The Cash Grocers
^^^^^^.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ DA. 313
Victoria Civic Elections.
Following the example recently sot
by the Colonist, a Times reporter on
Wednesday trotted around Victoria
to see what information he might bo
able to imbibe in regard to the pro -
pective candidates for municipal honors next yenr. The result of the perambulations of the reporter proved
very dull rending and even more suggestive of absurd "possibilities"
than the Colonist' article on the subject. The writer hazards the opin-
I ion thnt a "feeling prevails that
Mayor Barnard will not be a candi-
dnte nt the coming election, and in
consequence there aro many names
put forward." This does not menn
Hint people arc calling Mr. Rnrnnrd
"many names" because of bis unwillingness to stand for re-election.
Grocers and the Public.
Our wholesale merchants arc not
satisfied wilh existing conditions, although I hey appear to be doing very
nicely. The wholesale grocers' exchange, including llic principal firms
iu Victoria and Vancouver, has decided Io endeavor lo gel quicker returns from the retailors for the
merchants, ami circulars have been
senl nut to llic retailers stating that
In secure the 2 per cent, discount
goods must be pnid for in 10 days
instend of in 30 days. A discount of
1 per cent, is to be allowed 011 payment within 30 dnys, nnd S per cent,
interest charged on overdue accounts.
The aim of the wholesalers appears
to bo to curtail the credit system as
between retailer nnd customer but
there is little chnnce of the average
customer being willing to pay more
frequently than once a month. The
actual elfect of the new rule would
seem to be thnt the grocers who have
not much enpilnl lo work on will lose
the benefit of the discount.
Elections in the New Provinces.
The forthcoming elections in Albert n nnd Snskntchcwnn provide an
interesting topic for politicians. Thc
contest in Alberta which, for reasons
of party advantage, is to be decided
in advance of thnt in the sister province, attracts   much   less   attention THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1905.
The Passing Show
than the campaign in Saskatchewan
It is realized generally that the Conservatives have but a very slight
slight chance of success in Alberta,
where there is a large foreign and
ignorant element certain to be amenable to the machine tactics of the degenerate "Liberal" party. The Victoria Times talks foolishly of the
"sturdy, independent men of the
Northwest" in this connection, but
unfortunately the votes of the thousands of Doukhobors and Galicians,
trotted into the country by the servants of the Laurier administration-
people who know not the meaning of
independence and understand nothing of Canadian politics—count for
just as much as the votes of the
"sturdy and independent" Britishers. The situation in Saskatchewan
is more interesting, simply because
the fight is over a well defined issue
—provincial rights. In Alberta the
issue has been submerged somewhat
cleverly by the Liberals, whose principal claim to public support appears
to be based upon the allegation that
the Conservative leader, in his professional capacity, has done work for
the Canadian Pacific Railway Company! It is true that in Saskatchewan the contest is not exactly between Liberal and Conservative, because the leader of the opposition,
Mr. Haultain, declared against "party
lines"; nevertheless, if defeated the
Liberals will find small consolation
in the fact that the victorious party
is labelled "Provincial Eights" instead of "Conservative." In Saskatchewan the true inwardness of the
contest is an effort on the part of
honest men to defeat the slaves of
the most corrupt organization Cnnndn
hns ever known—the Liberal machine
of 1906.
Big Settlement Scheme.
A scheme is on foot for the improvement and settlement of land in
North East Kootenay, says the Wil-
mer Outcrop. This land lies around
the headwaters of the Columbia and
Kootenay rivers, consisting of about
20,000 acres of good soil. The scheme
includes a comprehensive plan of irrigation, and the introduction of
practical farmers as settlers on terms
that will ensure their getting a fair
start as homesteaders. The settlers
probably will be drawn from the
stntes of the Middle West, of the
same class as those now pouring into
Manitoba, Alberta nnd Saskatchewan.
The promoter of tho scheme is T. G.
Proctor, of Nelson, and he has interested Chicago capitalists. On September 28 Paul O. Stensland arrived
in Nelson to meet Mr. Proctor, as a
result of negotiations with himself
and other wealthy capitalists. He
spent several days in consultation
there. On the morning of October 1
he and Mr. Proctor left for East
Kootenay "on a hunting trip." They
went over the ground selected by Mr.
Proctor, and the visitor was very favorably impressed with the project.
He has gone eastward to confer with
the C. P. R. land commissioner at
Calgary. He will then return to Chicago to report to his associates. Mr.
Proctor states that the engineers who
had been taken to view the land reported that irrigation was perfectly
feasible and would probably not be a
very costly undertaking. The lands
are near the line of the Kootenay
Central Railway, the construction of
whicli has already been begun from
the north, at Golden. All who have
travelled through the district speak
enthusiastically of its fertility and
of its climate. Mr. Proctor is a man
of many interests and enterprises,
and for his energy nnd perseverance
he deserves all the good fortune he
may win. The consummation of the
deal is looked forward to with the
greatest interest here.
into a new and better system, both
  of which are now in operation and
President Langeloth, of the Granby have materially lessened the costs.
Consolidated, has prepared his report These improvements entailed an out-
of the result of operations during the iay 0f about $350,000 in the past
year ended June 30 last and the re- year) and additional sums will be report will be good reading for the quired during the current fiscal year,
shareholders. In part, the report is The mines, at which development
as follows: "Although a large ton- wor]j; is constantly pushed, look well;
nage of ore was treated, the produe- the quantity of ore blocked out is
tion of copper bullion during the year largely in excess of that in sight last
shows a slight falling off, due entirely year. The smelting works, thanks to
to the fact that no outside matter the improvements recently introduc-
was purchased for treatment. Never- ed, are in a high state of efficiency,
theless, the profit —$712,649.26— is The company is entirely free from
considerably larger than last year, debt, and in addition to a large cash
owing, partly, to great economies in- balance on hand, has further avail-
troduced during the year, and partly able assets in the shape of blister
to better average prices for metals, copper in transit from the smelter to
It is especially interesting to note the refining works." The production
that by far the larger proportion of of copper during the year totalled
the profits was earned during the last 14,237 lbs. and sold at an average
few months of the fiscal year. In the price of 14y2 cents; 212 ozs. of silver
Phoenix Camp, the company has, dur- were produced and sold at 58y2 cents,
ing the year, materially increased its and 42,884 ozs. of gold were pro-
holdings by acquiring, by purchase, duced value $20 per oz. The total
the Monarch group, the Marshall receipts for this amounted to $2,749,-
group and the Missing Link; and, 145. Working expenses at mines
after the first of July, the Gold Drop and smelter, freight charges, etc.,
claims, all adjoining the mining prop- totalled $1,797,964, and $238,531 was
erties of the company in the Phoenix paid for foreign ores purchased,
camp. These acquisitions will facili- $343,974 has been expended on new
tate the working of the mines own- construction, equipment and plant,
ed by the company in the past, and, and $142,603 has been paid for new
with the ore reserves on hand, will mining properties.    The  surplus  of
was caused by frost, and they will
not have the repairs completed until
some time to-day. This company
ihave about 12 days' steady piping
to do to clean up all their season's
pits. The Willow Creek Co., F. H.
Brackett manager, were also closed
down for a few days, but are hard
at it again. They also require about
two weeks to finish up. The Northern
Mines, Ltd., on Spruce Creek, A. H.
Bromly manager, have closed down.
They had practically finished for the
season, but would have been in operation ten days longer had the weather
remained mild. Cox & Co., of Spruce
Creek, also suffered by reason of the
severe weather. They are now making arrangements for their winter
Now that the Ottawa government
is aroused on the zinc question in
Britisli Columbia, would it not be
well to agitate for a structural survey of the Slocan during next summer? queries the Sandon Mining
Standard. It has been done in the
Rossland camp, and it is of equal
importance that it should take place
in the Slocan. With the high prices
that will prevail during the next year
at least the economic importance of
this district will increase. It is by
no means a gutted proposition, and a
structural survey will allow of a more
intelligent effort being made in the
isearch for mineral., A turn in the
tide is bound to come. High prices
will stimulate those sections which
have undeveloped resources in zinc
and lead. A first class structural survey will help out in the development
of the camp and in directing attention this way.
Natural Violet
S. I, Cor. Fort and Douglas Streets
D. A. 334
St. Mary's Church, Victoria West.
satisfy the largely increased demand assets over liabilities is $1,554,875.
of the smelter for raw material for
a long time to come. It was decided
last winter to add two blast furnaces
to the six then in existence, thus increasing the smelting plant to eight
The annual report of the Providence Mining Company, holding the
principal high grade property at
Greenwood, shows that 657 tons of
ore, sold for $61,919, have been mill-
blast furnaces, and it was hoped that ^ (hu,ing, ^ yea).    The cost o£ min.
ing is set down at $19.83 per ton, and
There are vacancies for the following businesses in Princeton, says
The Similkameen Star, although
some are represented partially now
and mention is made of them subject
to revision or correction any time
after this publication:
Druggist and stationer.
Wall paper and paperhanger.
Jeweller and watchmaker.
Harness and saddlery.
Milliner and dressmaker.
Hotel St. Francis
Victoria, B. C.
A. W. Bridgman
Established  1858
Real Estate, Financial and
Insurance Agent. ■*
Agent Commercial Union Assurance Co.
Ltd., of London, England.   London
Aisurance Corporation.
41 Government St
A. J. McMillan, formerly manager
of the Le Roi, has taken out an injunction, as a shareholder in the
company, against the dismantling of
the company's Northport smelter. It
is said that) one of the blowers was
to be taken to the Trail smelter,
where all Le Roi ores go now.
ley would be in commission by midsummer of the current year. A number of unforeseen contingencies, however, caused considerable delay, with
the result that the seventh furnace
wns not blown in until October 3rd
the cost of hauling, assaying, freight
nnd smelting is $10.71. The profit on
this account is $19,034. The immediate erection of a  complete electric
plant is recommended.   Owing to di-
and the eighth is expected to be in reetorial troubles the mine praetieally
commission by the 16th inst.   Conse- hag been wm.ked on]y Mven mt of
quently, no benefit was derived dur-  ,he (we,ve months and development
in the last fiscal year from the opera-
ation of thc two additional furnaces.
These extensions and improvements
necessitated a large outlay of money.
It was found necessary to widen the
tunnels, equip thc same with an electric locomotive haulage system nnd
provide new 10-ton steel ore enrs. Be-
work hnd to be the principal object
of the management,. existing ore reserves having been exhausted. The
property evidently will prove an excellent investment.
The Atlin Claim of October says:
The cold snap at the beginning of the
sides, a new crushing plnnt had to {the week closed down practically all
be erected and new ore bins installed
in order to facilitate the shipment of
ore over the Great Northern railroad.
At the smelter, in addition to the
new furnaces, a new blowing engine
and accessory machinery, ns well ns
new oro bins, had to be erected. The
method of handling the slag from the
blast furnaces was changed, as also
the method of charging the furnaces
open placer mining operations in the
district. Some, however, have resumed work since the change to soft
weather occurred. The North Columbia Gold Mining Co., J. M. Ruffner.
manager, had all their pits closed
down but have succeeded, after a
hard effort, in resuming operations
again. On Thursday night, however,
their south ditch broke down, which
Magnetic Healing
and the Suggestive cure of Disease.
An Address and Demonstration will be given
by Prof. Hamilton, R.S.M., R.C.C. London, N.Y.
Inst. Sc., N.Y., in the Labour Hall, Porter's Blk.
on each of the following Wednesdays, November
8,15,22 and 29.   Admission 25c.
Your Inspection
5oCents per Month.   All
the Latest Novels.
86 Yates St.
for removing
Wrinkles ana
Improving tho
For sale at
55 Douglas St.,
Italian School ol Music
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli,
(Italy). In addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, he will
conduct a special class in the art of
pianoforte accompaniment to a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is given to beginners as well as
to advanced players. The school is situated at 117 Cook Street Victoria.
Gasoline Launches
For Sale
Write for particulars.
Rock Bay, Victoria, B. C.
City Market.
* A Lady's Letter f
Dear Madge,—I have come to the
conclusion tthat there are few things
that please a husband more than the
knowledge that his wife holds "dear,
old, simple, household views." He
likes to hear her enlarge on the glories of domesticities and the delights
of the "fig-tree." It tickles his ears
to hear her decry the woman "shriek-
ers" who want to vote, and who go
in for "questions" and "social problems." But, Madge, when you are at
it, don't lose the opportunity of
drawing his attention to the fact that
the advocates of women's rights are
generally plain-featured. I also think
there is much truth in the saying
"Better dead than dowdy," and
doubtless Adam was influenced by the
way Eve wore her fig leaves. And
now let me tell you of an experience
this week whicli caused me much amusement. While driving out one night
I met a man of science, who got no
further in his findings, than that all
all men were humbugs and time-
servers, society generally rotten, and
Women everyhing that she ought not
to be. Oh, he scolded us magnificently, I assure you. Our foibles, our
frivolity, our fashions, our "frenzy
of dress," came one by one under
the hammer of his tongue. It was
only the dread of occasioning him on
apopleptic seizure, thnt mnde me desist from proving to him, firefly, that
it was not so and, secondly, that if
it were it was the fault! of himself
and his brother mnn. Did I not see
him the night following at a small
dance, singling out the very smartest
women for his attentions and leaving
his little wife, whose frock had not
even the consolation of better days to
look back upon, the unobserved of
all beholders. How I longed to avenge
me for that hour of boredom by
hinting in her ear a few secrets.
I The coats of silk and satin which
we are donning over skirts of .net,
lace and ninon can scarcely be too
heartily commended seeing that they
are at once smart and becoming to
the majority, and offer a standing
suggestion for the renovation of evening frocks whose early bloom has entered upon the "passe" stage. I
have seen an exquisite Pompadour
silk fashioned into the most elaborate garment of he Louis Leige persuasion. The box pleat ruche, either
flat-edge or pinked, is one of the most
popular features of garments of this
type. The model of which I am writing being thus outlined and worn
over a dress of Valenciennes lace
mounted on pink silk.
You ask me for some good toilet
for the bath? Really, I think there
is nothing so delightfully refreshing
as a dash of Scrubb's Ammonia in
the water for the hath. It is so good
for the complexion too, ns it softens
the wnter nnd neutralises those qualities, ruinous to the skin, that give
"hardness" to water. You should
always keep a bottle handy, for it
is useful continually. Laces, hairbrushes, the toilet ware and everything that one wishes to see dainty
are instantly cleansed by its aid
without trouble. Terry & Marett on
Fort street, have this useful toilet
article always in stock.
The craze for "Japanese teas"
still possesses the feminine fancy,
and smart society lenders find this a
most delightful way of entertaining
their friends. Last season we had
many charming "tea" functions" of
this kind, but there was alwnys a difficulty about procuring suitable bon-
bonniercs for these occasions. This
season, however, the difficulty .can be
I easily overcome by paying a visit to
a number of most artistic bon bon
dishes in dainty china. The designs
are large shell shaped dishes, supported by quaint little Japanese maidens in colored costumes. The charming effect of these pretty ornamental
bonbonnieres on a Japanese tea table
can be easily imagined. Another attraction in this wonderful store is
their fascinating collection of inlaid
cabinets, occasional tables, pedestals
and show tables, that has lately arrived from England. Such beautiful
articles of furniture as makes one
long to be allowed to refurnish one's
drawing-room regardless of cost.
Really, Madge, I hate telling you of
all the lovely things, because should
you happen to invest therein, I am
sure I shall turn green with envy.
For the papering of the "wee
one's" nursery, I should certainly
advise you to go to Forresters on
Douglas street. They have any amount of light wall paper in gay designs, that would brighten up your
nursery immensely. And for the
children's boots and shoes, go to
Munday's, 86 Government street.
They carry a splendid stock in this
And now I must tell you of come
interesting and weird novelties that
I have lately seen in Japanese fern
balls. Of course you have seen these
curious fern balls which first appearing as dry and mummified brown
masses, break out when soaked and
afterwards daily dipped, into luxuriant masses of fern fronds. "Daval-
lia bullala" is the name of the accommodating fern, and the balls can
be bought at the Japanese stores. The
new importations, however, are far
odder. Monkeys, storks and frogs all
elegantly modelled in the fern rhizomes, only ask for moisture to develop the green feathers that are not
so much out of place on the avine invention, but lothe the sinuous simian form and the frog's absurd in-
toed arms nnd sprawling legs with
the perfection of comicality attained
by the unusual and unexpected.
the class of readers  to whom Mr.
Hearst's publications appeal.
Few publications can be of more
value to the writer—professional or
amateui—than "The Editor," a New
Yo:'k magazine devoted to1 professional subjects. In the November
issue we note a very interesting article by Elizabeth Mills Stetson on
the "Axioms of Detective Writing,"
which axioms are drawn from such
sources as the works of Conan Doyle
and Edgar Allan Poe. The writer
disapproves of the methods of the
latter famous author insofar as the
introduction of the element of horror
is concerned, which she considers offends many readers. The number
contains much information of a more
or less technical character.
A cartoonist in Manila was presented to genial Secretary Taft. "And
so you are the man," exclaimed the
Secretary, "that has been taking liberties with my face!" "Guilty,"
pleaded the caricaturist; "but remember that your face is my fortune."
An interesting story-book is that
entitled "The Dashing Sally and
Other Stories" by Hnrold Sands, of
Vnncouver. The valume is nicely
printed and bound and is issued by
the Broadway Publishing Company of
New York. It is a welcome addition
to the very limited library of fiction
deriving inspiration from British Columbia. There nre sixteen tnles in
this nttractive little book, of somewhat varying merit, ns is apt, to be
the case in any collection of short
stories, but several of these are
very well written and deal cleverly
with different phases of the manifold
life of the country. The hook entitles
Mr. Sands to a high position in the
ranks of our provincial writers. Perhaps the two best stories nre
"The Primitive Lover," and "The
Temptation of the Missionary," both
of which are unconventional in design
and powerfully handled. The first
named is, in its way, a brilliant piece
of literary work of a poetical chnr-
acter. Every British Columbian
should have a copy of this volume of
stories in his library.
The November number of The Pacific Monthly comes to us in a most
appropriate cover, in which the dull
colors of winter predominates. However, the contents are by no means
dull. An autobiography of Homer
Davenport, illustrated by some characteristic drawings hy the noted cartoonist, is commenced and proves
interesting reading, although Thc
Week is not among Mr. Davcn-
port's admirers so far as the
character of his cartoons is concerned. These are of a somewhat coarse
character, but doubtless this and the
simplicity of the menning of dhe
drawings  renders  them   effective  to
Miss Winnifred Andrews Married to
Mr. Manuel Sehnoter of
One of the prettiest autumn weddings took place at St. Saviour's
Church, Victoria West, on Tuesday,
October 24th, when Rev. C. E. Cooper
united in matrimony Mr. Manuel
Sehnoter, of Vancouver, youngest
son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sehnoter of
Victoria, to Miss Winnifred May,
youngest daughter of the late A. F.
Andrews of Toronto, Ont. The
Church was very prettily decorated
hy a number of young friends of the
bride, with palms, ferns and white
chrysanthemums. Promptly at S:30
the bride entered the church on the
arm of her brother-in-law, Mr. W. R.
Dickson. Mr. Hodgeson presided at
the organ.
The bride looked sweetly pretty iu
dainty gown of white silk organdie
over white tatfeta and carried a
shower bouquet of bride roses. She
was attended by her niece, Miss Isabel Dickson, who wore a picturesque
frock of pink eoline Jind carried a
bouquet of pink Carnations. The
groom's gift to the bride was a pear!
ring and to the bridesmaid a pearl
necklace. The groom was attended by
Mr. A. Shanks.
After the ceremony a reception was
held at "Crnig-gownn," the residneee
of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Dickson,
whicli .was most approprintely decorated for the occasion. In the hnll,
which was brilliantly lighted with red
shaded electric lights nnd a huge
wood fire in the large open grate, a
profusion of red dahlias and palms
were used, blending most beautifully
with the oriental furnishings. In the
drawing room sweet alyssem and pink
sweet peas were intermingled with the
greatest taste, with pink and while
carnations nnd (lie lights were veiled
with piuk shades. Tn the dining room
where refreshments were served, the
decorations were pink and while
chrysanthemums and asparagus fern.
The decorations, which altogether
were very pretty and most tastefully
arranged, were done bp a number of
girl friends of the bride.
The wedding was very quiet, only
the relations and most intimate
friends being present. The happy
couple were the recipients of n great
many beautiful presents. „
After the reception the bride and
groom left mnid n shower of rice, good
wishes and old shoes, for Vnncouver,
where they will make their home in
future. Mrs. Sehnoter will be greatly
missed by the many friends which
she had made since she came to Victoria.
Around the World in an Auto.
Mr. Fritz Loeser of Berlin, Germany, who won the great race Constance-Berlin, a 660-mile course, and
was also the victor in a great many
other famous road races in Europe,
has just jurchased a Thomas car for
d trip around the world, accompanied
by Mr. F. Neitzel, of Strasburg, Germany. They will start from Buffalo,
going to Cleveland; from Cleveland
to Detroit, Detroit to Montreal.
They will then go to Ottawa and Mat-
tawa and Lake Temiscamingue, where
they will stop for a hunting trip nbout
a fortnight. Having finished this,
they will go from Mattawa by motor
car to Winnipeg, via Port Arthur and
Fort William. From Winnipeg they
will try to go to Calgary through th*
Rocky Mountains to Vancouver. From
Vancouver to San Francisco, and then
in a southern direction to Mexico.
Later they wYil try to go through
South America, following the western
coast of the continent, coming back
along the eastern coast of South America, and then perhaps make a trip
back to the United States and extend
that portion of the tour as far as
San Francisco.
Munday's Shoe Store
Is Still Runninp;
Men's Box Oalf Bals., double soles, Goodyear welts, value up to $5 50
Ladies' fine Dong, and Box Calf Boots, $2.50
MUNDAY'S SHOE STORE, 89 Government Street
There is no Misrepresentation
In Our Wine and Liquor Department.
Tennants Scotch Lager, per doz. pts  $1 00
Local Beer, per doz. pts        85
Local Beer,      "      "       150
Native Port, per quart bottle       85
Native Port, per gallon    1 50
Carne's Cash Grocery aKK,T£2£D
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their gloves. Experience has proven that only the most gratifying results nre obtained through using our excellent makes. Ladies
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Every pair guaranteed.   If desired we fit them at the counter.
French Gloves by the best mnkars, $1.00 to $1.50. Dent's and
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We are commended by those who have employed us.
Our prices are always reasonable.
We carry a lnrge and complete line of every clasa of Undertaking Goodi
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Verily this is an age of cranks in
North America, and the trouble arises
from the wide diffusion of that dnn-
gerous thing^a little knowledge. If
a man has nny faith in the seeming
wisdom of the cranks his life becomes
such a misery that he must welcome
death as a blessed relief from a load
of contradiction.
This blight-of-life had its origin in
patent medicine advertisements. To
satisfy themselves that there was no
reason why they should take Dr. Fool-
em's brend pills or Mrs. Swindle's
bug juiee, innocent people read the
cunning description of the physical
and mental symptoms of secret diseases which, the advertisers avowed,
were infallible evidence that only the
bread pills or the bug juiee, as th&,
case might be, could avert an early
death of the most pninful nnd lingering description. These symptoms,
so artfully set out, arise from boo
little sleep, too much sleep, too little
work, too much work, too little exercise or too much exercise, too little
food or too much of it. Almost any
man or woman, one day in the week,
is liable lo have one or more of the
"symptoms." So there was (and is)
a lnrge demand for brend pills and
bug juiee.
The wise men of civilization, who
neither toil nor spin, but accumulate
the dollars of the credulous, read
these advertisements, learned of the
profits made by the advertisers, nnd
straightway went "one better."
Surely, snid they, these foolish people wlio can believe in bread pills and
bug juice nnd swallow testimonials
as to the virtue of the same which are
paid for at the rate of from twenty-
cents to five dollnrs a word, will even
more readily believe in theories of
health grounded upon a scientific
basis? Very good. All stimulants are
admitted to be injurious to the system by the majority of henlth scientists; let us therefore invent substitutes for these stimulants and advertise them on the same lines as thc
medicine fakirs advertise bug juice.
The campaign commenced and proved
successful. Artistic advertisements
appeared in the papers and magazines
of substitutes for coffee and tea, and
quoting some of the symptoms of disease produced by the abuse of the
cups that cheer but do not inebriate.
Then we had the physical culturists
who undertake to cure everything
with dumb bells; the vegetarians who
found all disease to emanate from the
use of meat as food; the starvation-
ists who claim that starvation for a
week or two is the real cure for sickness; the anti-cigarette campaigners
and a great host of faddists, cranks
and fakirs whose ranks seem to be
ever attracting new recruits. It is
all humbug—rank humbug. One man's
meat is another man's poison, and
every man and woman easily can
determine for himself or herself what
diet, habits and luxuries are most
beneficial, and which are injurious.
If there is any doubt on the subject
the family doctor is the person best
qualified to advise.
As a matter of fact the most prevalent disease in North America to-day
is hypochondria. People simply imagine they are sick and talk about it
and so become sick in a second-hand
sort of way, for the mind and the
body act and re-act upon each other.
There is only one cure for hypochondria—plenty of work, plenty of
open air exercise and plenty of good,
wholesome food. But unfortunately
there is no money in recommending
this simple remedy to the public, so
the process of deluding the foolish
is likely to continue.
The crank— it matters not in the
least what may be his special crankiness—is little better than a lunatic.
He or she is suffering from a form
of mental trouble which is known
professionally as the "fixed idea."
This means that a delusion has been
allowed to take such a firm hold of
the brain that ability to speak or
think .the truth is impossible. Some
times the "fixed idea" is of the homicidal variety, its symptom being a
lust for murder; sometimes of the
acquisitive order, named kleptomania
or thievishness according to the social position of the patient; some-
limes it is religious mania, or tee-
totallism or anti-tobaccoism or anti-
coffeeism. But whatever the variety,
the disease comes under the same
This exposition of the truth is
suggested by reading a crank publication called The Philistine, which
appears to have a number of supporters in this province. But let
these people beware for there is no
salvation in a crank like Elbert Hubbard and very little truth in which
he writes. The Philistine is. not the
worst of the crank publications, but
it is the nearest and the ensiest to
hit. Just now it is embarking in a
campaign against tobacco—and a more
hopeless misrepresentation of thc results of the use of the fragrant weed
has never yet been perpetrated. Hubbard will be advertising a "nicotine-
less cigarette" very shortly.
of the editor of the Times at. its
proper value. It was the Times that
was responsible for the error of the
Cranbrook Herald; it was the Times
that based a blackguardly attack upon Mr. Wilson upon a misstatement
of facts. But the Times has never
even corrected its misstatement—
much less offered an apology.
If the editor of the Cranbrook
Herald is to be considered a gentleman what shall we consider the editor of the Times?
Reprinted below is a paragraph
from the editorial columns of the
Cranbrook Herald which will raise
(hat paper in the esteem of all who
respect fair play in polities and the
willingness to make amends for injustice done unwillingly which is one
of I lie characteristics of a gentleman.
The paragraph follows:
"The Herald blamed Attorney-General Wilson for the blunder that placed the Kootenays without a judge for
a few weeks. The Victoria Week has
plainly shown thnt instead of the
attorney-general being to blame, the
trouble was due to the neglect of the
legal department at Ottawa. The
Herald believes in placing the blame
where it belongs, and gladly makes
amends for the error committed, nnd
would add further that there was no
excuse for the delny on the pnrt of
the Dominion government, except
gross  carelessness."
And those capable of npprecinting
the editor of the Cranbrook Herald
for his manliness in admitting an
error will also appreciate thc silence
An extraordinary theory in "race
cultivation" is propounded by Bishop Hamilton, of the Methodist
Church, who has stated his belief that
the future civilized human being in
its most advanced and most intelligent type will be a composite man
in whom will be blended the Ethiop,
the Slav, the Jew, the Mongol and
the Anglo-Saxon. Bishop Hamilton
has enunciated his belief from the
rostrum at the synod of Methodist
bishops in convention at San Francisco and his announcement is likely
to cause keen and bitter controversy
among those who take him seriously.
The Chinese and negro problems hold
the attention respectively of Canada and the United States, there is
an active propaganda against miscegenation which is a crime in many
states, and the advisability of disfranchising the negro is under serious consideration.
The Bishop said: '' Over in Maryland some cheap politicians are trying to solve the race problem, so
called, by thrusting its difficulties
out of their path. . They are trying
to deprive men of their God-given
rights. Miscegenation is God's plan.
What account does He take of the
prejudices and follies of foolish men?
In time, they will be wiped away and
the American of the future will have
become the composite type of all the
nations of the earth."
Bishop Hamilton is arrogant; what
does he know of "God's plan" in
the premises? He declared that the
Chinese problem of the Pacific slope
was the same as the Negro problem
of the south, for in the former section the people became as frenzied
over the Mongol invasion nnd its
threatening of the Caucasian as did
the other section when discussing the
negro. Quite true, and quite right.
It is the natural instinct of a superior
race to avoid contamination from intercourse with a lower race. No good
ever came of theorizing about the
possible blending of black and white
or yellow and white races. It should
be the duty of the clergy to endeavor
lo prevent the unhappy results of
marriage unions between white and
black people; the propounding of
purely fanciful and unscientific theories such as this of Bishop Hamilton's
is a crime against the community.
There may be some men and women
of the negro race who have acquired
culture and high character, but they
are the exception that prove the rule
—the rale that the negro race is inferior to ours. Theories of equality
are idle and dangerous and intermarriage is a degradation.
Government he has made it his duty
to visit the Kootenay three or four
times a year. He is thus always in
touch with the people of the interior,
and is able to deal intelligently with
thier demands. In the old imes, the
ministers never left Vitcoria until an
election came on; then they made a
hurried trip through the country and
were never heard of again until another election campaign. The ministers of the McBride Cabinet inaugurated a new system. They are constantly in touch with the people, and
do not have to depend on rumors filtered through half-a-dozen channels
before reaching them for their guidance in conducting the affairs of their
ollice. A thorough knowledge of local
conditions is particularly essential in
the successful administration of the
affairs of the Chief Commissioner's
office. A designing man could make
representations to the Commissioner,
which, if acted upon, might cause
grave injustice, as has often been the
case in Britisli Columbia. But when
it is known that the Cabinet Minister
will not act upon the uncorroborated
statement of any one man, but will
seek the advice of the many, the door
closes on the man who would manipulate the department to gain his own
selfish ends. By pursuing the policy
of making personal investigations into the wants of the people generally,
and not depending wholly on the opinion of one, the Lands and Works department under its present chief, has
won the proud distinction of being
conducted in a more efficient manner
than at any time since Britisli Columbia became one of the Provinces
of the Dominion. The fact that the
bitterest opponents of the Government can find nothing to criticize in
the Government at the present time
is perhaps the best testimony of the
efficiency of every department administered by Hon. R. McBride and
his ministers.—Nelson Economist.
Hardly Probable News.
There will be no regrets when the
news comes from Alberta and Saskatchewan that the "Laurier" government has been defeated in those
new provinces.—Cranbrook Prospector.
On the Road to Ruin.
A number of callow youths, some
of whom are not more than sixteen
yenrs of age, will appear before Police Magistrate Hallett this afternoon to answer to the serious charge
of being frequenters of houses of ill
fame. It is stated that the charge
was laid at the request of one of the
parents, who exhausted every other
means of saving his wayward son-
Greenwood Times.
Efficient Administration.
Hon. R. F. Green, Commissioner of
Lands and Works, is now making a
tour of his own riding and will reach
Nelson early next week. Since Mr.
Green accepted office in the McBride
Vancouver and Freight Rates.
For some ten days The World, single-handed among the local newspapers, has been keeping before the
public the necessity for better treatment of Vancouver by the Canadian
Pacilic railway in the matter of
freight rates to the interior. We are
glad to observe by this morning's
News-Advertiser that we are 116 longer alone and that the able editor of
that pnper also has come to the assistance of the merchants nnd of the
city in urging upon the compnny the
advisability from every standpoint,
including its own, of removing the
freight rate discriminations that
threaten to put a period to the development of the commercial capital
of the province. Like The World,
the morning contemporary finds that
the unwise policy of Ihe railway company towards this city, culminating
recently in the now notorious Edmonton cut, has already checked the
growth of this port. An order for
nine carloads of freight, destined for
Edmonton, hns been cancelled by one
firm alone and one of the largest
wholesalers in the city hns suspended
operations on a new warehouse until
some modification of the rates and
consequent improvement in the outlook for his business, shall justify his
enterprise. The point is strongly
made by the morning contemporary
that none is more deeply interested
in the growth and prosperity of the
shipping business of this port than
, the railway company itself and this
• being so the present unanimity of the
! Vancouver merchants and lnanufnc-
| hirers on this question should not be
j without good results. — Vancouver
I World.
W. A. Galliher, M.P., asked by a
Toronto News reporter for his opinion of the report that Americans are
getting control of monopolies of all
kinds in British Columbia, said:
"Well, somebody has to gobble those
tilings. The fisheries are there, the
timber limits are there, the mines are
there. Somebody has got to exploit
them. Canadians don't as a rule.
Canadian capital is either too timid
or too slow, or sometimes too much
absorbed in schemes outside of Canada. As long as our raw material is
manufactured in Canada I don't see
any objection in letting foreign capital in just as far as it has a mind
to come."
The Midway Star says that it is
rumored that the Great Northern
Railway company has just made an
offer of $130,000 for the British
Columbia smelter, and adds that it
would not be surprising if the offer
is accepted.
From Europe—   <
New China
at Special Prices
<J Our display  to-day em-*
braces the products of the
best known china makers in,
Europe—we pick the best
things of all so that you may have variety.
Every product has its characteristics and
each will find enthusiasts. ,
fl The newly opened goods are marvels
of china making in values as we have
priced them for this week.
fl Some choice bits that have heen with I
us longer at less than cost, to move them.
You may prefer them to the newer styles.
Come early.
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on Thursdays, at 8 p.m.; Beginners'
class, Monday; Children's class, Thursdays; class for children under ten years,
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. 10 5.30.
Gents' Suits
Sponged and
Pressed 75c
By the month $2.00
or cleaned thoroughly and pressed to look like new for $1.50
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Kootenay Notes.
A. J. McMillan's Latest Move in
LeRoi flix-up—Nelson's Troubles
—Aldermen "Shake" lor
Nelson, October 31.
There have been a couple of developments during the past week
which have given rise to much interest, the one being the action
brought by Anthony J. McMillan,
ex-director of the Le Roi mining
company, against that company to
restrain them from dismantling the
smelter belonging to them at North-
port, Washington, and the other being the sudden volte face executed
by the West Kootenay Power and
Light Company and the precipitation
of legal proceedings between that
company and the municipality of
The former question eame suddenly
to the front by a C.P.R. press despatch, emanating from the Rossland
Miner, which accuses Anthony J. McMillan of being in collusion with Jim
Hill and the Great Northern railway
and thus bringing his action vexa-
tiously in order to debar the Trail
smcter, a C.P.R. concern, from doing gojd work in connection with the
Le Roi rr'ne. In this statement two
assertions an made, the one being
that the Trail smelter is capable, of
treating ore 75 cents cheaper than is
the Northport plant, and the other
that the only dismantling of the
Northport smelter is the purchase of
a blower from that concern by tlhte
Trail reduction works.
According to Albert Goodell, late
manager of the Northport plant, the
cost of reducing Le Roi ore at North-
port, with but two of six furnaces
going, thereby matierinlly incrensing
the cost of production, was $3.37 per
ton. To this must be added the cost
of transportation which for years
past, since the first regime of Manager Mackenzie, has been 25 cents
per ton, bringing the total cost up to
$3.62. Of course, if the Great Northern were really anxious to retain this
transportation, a transportation which
averages well over 2,000 tons weekly,
the charge named could and would be
greatly reduced. The Northport
smelter gets its lime flux about a dollar a ton cheaper than did the Trail
works but this is more than offset
by the cost of coke. But again were
the Great Northern really vitally
anxious that the Northport works
should continue a cheaper rate could
be given on the coke even if it had
to be brought from Duluth, as was
once the case. But the Great Northern has access to the Crow's Nest
coal fields and it was at one time
freely asserted that Jim Hill owned
the majority of the shares of that
Now the contract been the Le Roi
and the Trail smelter, a contract
which has been signed without the
consent of the shareholders, a meeting of whom has not been called although due any time from July 1
last, is for $3 a ton freight and treatment. With two furnaces going, with
no reduction on the transportation
rates of ore or of coke, the difference
to the Le Roi would be 62 cents a
ton. As other ores, not of the Le Roi.
are usually treated at a profit, that
profit going into the pockets of the
Le Roi shareholders, even that apparent difference would be wiped out,
were it still maintained by the obduracy of the Great Northern at that
figure. Not long ago it was asserted
asserted for years, in fact, that the
difference in favor of the Trail plant
was $1 per ton. The assertion has
never been substantiated.
The other point was that it was
admitted that a blower was being
purchased from the Northport by the
•Trail smelter. When the news reached London the directors issued an
'official statement that there was no
machinery whatsoever being taken
from the Northport plant. In the
meantime Rossland is greatly interested over the fight. Commercial
travellers, a good weather gauge, recently are asserting that business is
picking up wonderfully in the Golden
City. When the grafters have all left
that camp it will be the greatest mining camp in the Kootenays once
The other matter of interest is the
new development in the fight between
the city of Nelson and the West
Kootenay Power Company. The president of that company, a Montreal
man named W. Doull, has refused to
sign the agreement which was arranged by the city with the company and
has presented an ultimatum which is
to the effect that the city shall pay
all its own costs in the litigation up
to date and $2,500 towards those of
the company. Further that the injunction issued by Mr. Justice Irving
on August 8th last shall be strictly
lived up and that the city shall accept and pay an inspector named by
the company to see that the injunction is carried out. Now the inspector named is William Anderson of
Cascade, of whom no bad word is
said. Parenthetically it may be remarked that the Granby company,
which has been the best customer of
the Cascade power company, is now
to take its power from the Westl
Kootenay Power and Light company
and it is hinted tha the latter will
absorb the former. Oliver Wethered,
a London financier lately here, and
who is interested in the Boundary
power company referred to, would
mot say anything as to the truth or
falsity of the assertion.
Under the circumstances it is not
surprising that the proposal, or
rather, ultimatum, was rejected by
the council and the whole matter is
going before the Full Court of the
province on November 7. Now the
negotiators of this ultimatum were
Acting Mayor Bird and Alderman
Oillett, the two members of the city
council who were elected last January on an anti-Houston platform.
Bird in consequence asked to be relieved of his acting mayoral duties
and it was thought that an election
would be imperative. To-night, however, it was decided at a council meeting that Aid Gillett should act as
mayor for the remainder of the term.
Aldermen Malone and Kirkpatrick
stoutly contending for an election on
the plea that the citizens should hnve
an opportunity of expressing their
convictions on this matter of fighting
the power company. But Aldermen
Amiable and McDonald, who were
elected on the Houston ticket during
the year, very properly quarrelled
with Houston on his disregard of
election pledges in firing a city official
j without assigned and sufficient cause.
j (fence they might have a bashfulness
iii facing the electorate. They voted
with Aldermen i>ird and Gillett as
to there not being an election. As to
why Aid. Gillett and not Aid. An-
nable was singled out for the honor,
the story goes that they shook dice
for the position, the loser to take it.
And Annable won I
In the meantime the contractors
feel sick of the position they are in,
not being sure that there is really
anybody .in the council who would
buck them if they declared open war
and went on the work calling the
bluff of the power company and seeing whether they would really be imprisoned for refusing to believe that
the few rocks that fell into the river,
despite 0 ftheir precautions, could
float down stream for a mile and
across a rapid river into the intake of
their persecutors. Of course, the
city's revenues might be sequestered
bit before they could be applied actual dnmage would have to be proved
and whatever a judge might think it
I would be difficult to get twelve jury-
,ment in British Columbia, even if,
, they were all believers in the Acta
Sanctorum, to credit any damage being done by floating rocks!
Letters patent for the incorporation of Cranbrook as a city were gazetted last week. Nominations are
to be made on November 15 and the
first elections are billed for the 22nd
E. Miller, of Grand Forks, has given
notice of his intention of applying
to the provincial legislature at its
next session for an act to incorporate
a company to build a line of railway
from Grand Forks to Franklin camp.
Ernest Hawkins, 16, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Hawkins, of New
Westminster, was instantly killed on
the 26th ult. by the accidental discharge of the gun he was carrying
while on a hunting trip on the North
Arm of the Fraser river. Hawkins
was one of a party of six or seven
young Westminster men.
Edgar Wilcox, a young man who
has been more or less of a public
nuisance in New Westminster for
several years past, was sentenced by
the Chief Justice last week to seven
years' penal servitude for having assaulted and robbed a Japanese acquaintance. His Lordship in passing
sentence advised Wilcox, when he has
served his time, to either reform or
quit the country.
People travelling between Midway
and Ferry after sundown should be
well armed. The Star remarks:
"There have been several financial
transactions on the desert between
here and Ferry during the dark hours
of the past week, but no great amount
of money changed hands, although in
one instance there was a 2 x 4 accompaniment."
Revelstoke people are anxious for
the construction of a traffic bridge
over the Columbia river. The Revelstoke Lumber Co. has a large mill
on the west side and there is a considerable area of land suitable for
fruit growing and small farming.
The building of the Royal Bank at
Vernon is rapidly nearing completion and will provide most commodious quarters for the transaction of
the business of the local branch. Manager Wright expects to occupy rooms
in the upper story, and hopes to be
able to take possession very shortly.
Glanders is very prevalent in the
Okanagan, says the Vernon News,
and extraordinary measures must be
tnken, if the disense is to be stamped out and infection prevented. It
would be well if everyone would follow the example of some of the big
ranchers, and see to the thorough disinfection of their stables, which
should be sprayed with carbolic, ncid.
Energetic nnd concerted action in this
connection would soon produce snt-
isfactory results.
The Rev. Irl R. Hicks Almanac will
not be published for 1006, but his
Monthly Journal, 'AVord and Works'
has been changed into a lnrge nml
costly magazine, and it will contain
his storm and weather forecasts mid
other astronomical features complete.
The November number, now ready,
contains the forecasts from January
to June, 1906. This January number, ready December 20th, will contain the forecasts from July to December, 1906. The price of this splen-
mngnzinc is one dollar n yenr. See
it and you will hnvo it. The November nnd January numbers containing
the Rev. Irl R. Hicks forecasts for
the whole yenr, nnd more complete
thnn ever, can be had by sending nt
once 25 cents to Word nnd Works
Publishing Company, 2201 Locust
street, St. Louis, Mo.
$   "BLACK AND WHITE" was the only  Scotch Whiskey served at the
dinner given to our King and Queen when visiting
Algiers in April last.
Ask your Wine Merchant for "BLACK AND WHITE"
ftf Radiger & Janion, General Agents for Britisli Columbia and the Yukon District.
The Old Established and Popular House. Kirst 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 Reluruished Irom Top to Bottom.
By Some of the Most Popular Authors.
See Our Windows.
Teacher of the  Pianoforte
••Am Meer," Dallas Road.
Pupils taught Theory and Harmony aud prepared for the examinations of the Toronto Conservatory of Music.
Recommended by Kdwnrd Fisher. Mus, Doc, and other leading
musicians in Cannda.
Ternis $5.00 n month for two lessons weekly.
The Taylor Mill Co.
AU kinds of Building Material,
120 Government Street, Victoria
p Largest Stock
! J. Barnsley & Go.
If anyone has seen a gate, with an
appearance of having strayed from
home about it, please notify The
Lounger. My gate has gone, like a
thief in the night, and my landlord
is likely to raise trouble about it.
Some landlords are so suspicious that
if they find a gate gone they immediately suspect the tenant of having made fires of it. It's not so in
this case. The gate has simply gone.
It was a respectable and aged gate,
that never misbehaved itself before,
to my knowledge, and it had a nice
habit of closing itself after being
opened. And it was not a Scotch
gate, so that it had no excuse to go
on a ran-tan on Hallowe'en. Nevertheless that was the occasion pf its
•   «   •
The goneness of that gate reminds
me of a theory I once propounded to
a conclave of choice spirits on the
subject of the "auto-movement of
inanimate objects." My friends listened to me more or less respectfully
—I was paying for the drinks—but
I could see they did not place any
faith in my theory. They were not
bachelors. And, when you have a
wife to keep things straight and find
things for you, yon have no opportunity of observing the most remarkable phenomena of the movement of
inanimate objects. I experience it
daily and it annoys me more than I
can say. My attention was first called
to the subject when I attaianed to the
dignity of a "study" at my school.
So soon as I was allotted the small
but cosy apartment I had my photographs framed and I hung them on
the walls. I figured in most of them
myself—as a very long and thin
youth in sweater and bare legs with
three other oarsmen, similarly attired, the winners of the "junior fours"
in a school regatta; as a member of
the football team, and then as a
larger and firmer kind of animal, a
"monitor," with other great men, in
broadcloth and very high collars, and
the headmaster in a chair! Well,
those pictures would never keep
straight on the wall." I would carefully place them so, but. sure enough
in a day or two ,they would be hanging in angles. I never could account
for it. The building was as solid as
a rock and it never shook, not even
one one memorable occasion when
two dormitories of juniors revolted
and besieged we bigger boys in the
storey above. It was a great battle;
it raged on the wide stairs and the
landing outside our studies, but we
managed to win and to hurl back our
assailants down the stairs. Didn't we
give it to the leaders of that forlorn
enterprise afterwards! If it had happened in Cannda the parents of those
juniors would have besieged the
school authorities and the police mng-
istrates with complaints of cruelty;
but hard knocks were given nnd tnken
in thnt scholastic establishment with
set fnce nnd silent tongue nnd eyes
that would not weep.
•   •   •
But concerning the movement of in-
inanimnte objects, from which I have
strayed, is it not true that things
do move without the agency of man,
bird or beast? Only lnst evening I
was glancing through some books nnd
piling them on a chair by my side.
Having finished this, I had a smoke
and thought over the subject I was
reading up. Half an hour after I had
placed the last book on that chair,
one of the others made a movement
to the south nnd immediately eight
or ten others slid down to the floor.
had not moved of their own accord
why did they not slide off the chair
right away instead of waiting half
an hour or so! The inanimate object most given to mysterious excursions is the collar stud. It has a
trick of hiding itself as though it
got tired of working seven days in
the week. Tobacco pipes are somnambulists; they do their movements
in the interval between bed and
breakfast time, while matches like to
shift from one pocket to another and
money—well, money is always running away, to give people the excitement of chasing it!
*   *   »
Here is a query for sportsmen.
Suppose some fool mistakes you for
a deer and puts a charge of shot into
you, would you be justified in mistaking him for an assassin and bringing
him down with a return volley as he
runs away from the scene of his mistake? It is a nice point, and if I was
the subject of such    a   mistake, I
should be very liable to test it.
«   *   *
Tht most powerful influence in human life is habit. It is nearly impossible to break away from a habit that
has become firmly established by
years of tyranny. Social and religious reformers may take my tip,
gratis, and go to work accordingly.
Drinking, smoking, eating and sleeping are habits. Going to church on
Sunday nlso is a habit, but as it is
practiced on only one day in seven it
is about the easiest hnbit to correct
I know of. Wise parents should
watch their children closely and endeavor to instil good habits into them
before they acquire bad ones. The
worst habits are those possessed by
our friends and relations.
*   »   *
I noticed the other day a little,
sneaking letter in the Times containing a number of queries concerning
Mr. Vincent Harper, in which some
typical "timid burgher" of the Victorian variety, endeavored to take a
hand in the popular game of mud-
slinging. But Mr. Harper, if he is
as wise as I think him, will care less
than the proverbial cent about local
public opinion. It is worth nothing.
Personally, I have learned to suspect
any man in Victoria of the deepest
sort of villainy against whom no
"stories" are current. "Contrariwise," if I find a man is being systematically "knocked" in Victoria, I
am convinced that he is either a man
ot ability of whom other people are
jealous, or that he is a man with
some character and a soul of his own.
The "timid burgher" has to cleave
by day to the narrow path—the moon
and a constable on night duty might
have evidence to his hiking off oii
side tracks after sunset—but men
with souls and brains choose their
own road. It may not seem the right
one to some people, but that is his
business and not theirs. The average
whist player does well to play by the
book, but the brilliant player knows
when to break the rules.
The Fruit Industry.
VV. H. Armstrong, Vancouver, was
recently at his ranch at Kerenieos
wnere he has planted 2,500 fruit trees
this year. Next year he will set out
2."),000. A large irrigation project is
being surveyed which will provide the
whole estate with all necessary water.
Kerenieos is the centre of the great
fruit district of the Similkameen and
is very attractive to frostbitten Mani-
tobans who cannot distinguish apple
blossoms from bull thistles f.s fruit
is not indigenous to that cold country. On what is reported to be good
authority Mr. Armstrong has recently purchased the McCullotigh ranch
nnd two others through C. F. Law for
the sum of $4o,000. These ranches
ire situated in the Nicola district
and are not a great distance from the
V. V.    &h). railway line now being
Nobody had touched them, and if they surveyed.
Boot ^d Shoe
Starts To-Day
Sale of all Sales. Everybody Coming, because
we are making it worth their while.
Every pair of Shoes reduced 20 off for Cash.
No tick at these prices,
120 Men's Box Calf Boots, Goodyear welt $2.50
120 Men's Buff screw lace     2.00
60 pairs Men's Box Kip  2 00
60 pairs Ladies' Doug. Bals,  pat. tip    1.50
60 pairs Ladies Fancy Slippers, all sizes and styles 75
60 pairs Boys' and Youths' shoes 75 cents to   1.00
Come one, come all, we don't have a Clearance Sale every week but when we do we
mean it, we can shoe the whole family at
at half the price it costs elsewhere.
James Maynard
85 Douglas St. Odd Fellows' Block.
Starting Monday. Nov.' 8
Monday, Tuesday, Wed., nnd Wed. Matinee
Starting Thursday night and forbalano3 ol
the week
Broad Street, Between
Yates    and    Johnson
0. Renz,      Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to f nrnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville
talent that pains and money can secure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8:80.
Admission: 10 and 25c.
Week   of November 6, 1905.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Daily—7.30 to 11.80.      Matinees ioc. all over.
Miss Maud Hughes
Illustrated Song, " In Dear Old England."
The Fain Lamonts, Premier Acrobats,
"In a Haunted   oom."
Lola Pawn, Comedienne and Vocalist
"The Girl From Mugsville."
Joseph Weston and Phil Trau '
Character Singing aud Comedy Dancing in
wooden shoes.
TheBeauvaisTi;.., ,
In a Military Romance, presenting the Indian Princess Sequois,
New Moving Pictures
"Life of a New York Policeman."
Allyn Lewis, Comedian, Watson Stock Company.
Week November 6
Scotch Acrobats.
Singers and Dangers
15c and 25c THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1905.
v Manager Albert J. Watson, of the
Watson Theatre, is giving the theatre
going public of Victoria a series of
I stock productions that would do
credit to a city many times its size.
This week has been devoted to "The
Jew and the Gentile" and "For Love
and Law," and both of these plays
pleased large audiences nightly.
Without any exception the Watson
Stock Company is the strongest stock
organization that has   ever   played
l| Victoria and if the amusement lovers of this city fail to support the
new theatre and company as they
should it will be to their loss. Victoria has long been without a permanent stock company and Manager
Watson steps in to fill the want,
bringing with him as clever a band
of actor folk as ever graced the boards
of a popular priced house. He has
mapped out a series of plays to he
produced in the next few months that
will add much to the pleasure of the
local lovers of the drama.
Next week will be a particularly
interesting one at the Watson Theatre, as two of the strongest plays in
the Watson repertoire will be produced. Starting Monday night, a magnificent production of "Carmen" will
be given. The sensational story of
the little Spanish cigarette maker of
Seville forms one of the most interesting and thrilling of romantic
dramas. Love and passion hold sway
through the five acts. The picturesque costumes of old Spain, the soft,
sweet music and the scenery all tend
to give a refined atmosphere. "Carmen" is a play that will never be
forgotten; everyone should see it. All
the incidental music running through
the drama has been taken from the
opera score of the grand opera "Carmen," and will add much to the
pleasure of those who enjoy music
as well as good acting. "Carmen"
will be given for four performances
only—including the Wednesday matinee.
The last half of the week will be
devoted to the labor drama, "Capital
and Labor." Every man, woman and
child who has to work for a living
should see this play. It is without
question the greatest of all dramas
having to do with the vital subject of
capital and labor. It does not give
offence to either side but it tells a
story that every honest man can see
and understand, and it is one of the
most thrilling and intense plays on
our stage to-day. The great strike
scene in the third act is worthy of
special mention.
One of the best engagements of the
Victoria Theatre this season was that
of Roselle Knott and her company in
the dramatization of "When Knighthood was in Flower." The romantic
play was staged handsomely and with
great regard for details while the
performance of Miss Knott as Mary
-udor was splendid. There was a
fair sized audience and the show was
much appreciated.
A cable dispatch to the New York
Sun from London says: "Your correspondent yesterday interviewed
George Bernard Shaw in reference to
the suppression by the New York
police of his play 'Mrs. Warren's
Profession.' Mr. Shaw said: 'If the
police commissioner McAdoo has
earned by his public services the confidence of the American people as a
man of higher character and deeper
insight into social needs, moral problems and greater concern for the good
of the community than 1, it is not
for me to question his qualifications
or to incite Mr. Daly to resist his
authority. I have a certain reputation in the world which will not be
altered by my conviction. I know
my own business better than they do.
I a mextremely proud of having written the play, it has made me more
friends than any other work of mine,
especially among serious women. Mr.
Daly offered to abide by the verdict
of the New York press. For my own
part I would prefer a jury of public
spirited women with some experience
in rescue work and slum life to any
jury whatever. They know how society makes vice by refusing to pay
virtue decently."
A well known player tells an amusing story of an unsuccessful comedy.
When the curtain rose at a matinee in
Brooklyn, there were fifteen persons
in the house. In the front of the
house there was only a young girl in
the second row. In the first row of
the balcony sat one young man. As
the leading man spoke his first line:
" 'The sea is purple; have you, too
noticed it?' " the voice of the young
man in the balcony responded: "I
don't know about the young lady
downstairs, but I can see it very
It was once the agreeable duty of
Mr. John Drew, the actor, to be the
escort of a French actress, a young
woman of great personal ehram, on
the occasion of her first visit to a
New York roof garden. Shortly after
they had taken their seats, she turned to her companion and asked the
name of the selection the orchestra
was playing.
"I Love You, I Love You," replied
Mr. Drew.
"Oh, yes, yes, I know," returned
the Frenchwoman, with a glance of
coquetry, "but ze tune zat zey play,
Mistaire Drew, vat ees eet?"
The London Bioscope Company has
been doing good business at the Victoria during iue latter part of the
week with a fine array of high class
"moving pictures."
A splendid bill was offered the patrons of the Grand during the past
week and repeatedly packed housed
gladdened   the   heart   of   Manager
Jamieson.   This popular polite vaudeville resort is ranked as one of the
best managed theatres of its kind on
the Pacific slope where enterprise in
(■securing good turns brings its reward
in capacity houses.   The past week's
programme was a top notcher in ex-
Icellency and variety, from the open-
ling stunt to its close with mirth pro-
Ivoking moving pictures.    The usual
Imatinees will be given to-day. '
A new resident in Victoria is Mr.
VV. 1. Lawrence Hamilton, R.S.M.,
K.C.C., London and M.I.Sc, New
Vork, who is a professor of the art
of hypnotism and who intends to
open an office in the eity and to practice magnetism for the cure of disease and bad habits and also to produce unconsciousness in patients undergoing surgical operations. Commencing next week, Mr. Hamilton
will give a series of demonstrations
of his powers which will prove of
great interest. In addition to this
branch of work, Mr. Hamilton has
made a study of pyschology in which
he is deeply interested. A description of Mr. Hamilton's work will appear in next week's issue of 'iue
Mr. Maynard, the popular shoe man
of Douglas street, is holding a sale
full of opportunities for the purchaser of boots and shoes. Some particulars appear in onr advertising
co 111 mns.
A county commissioner down in
Florida is said to have established a
new record for economy. At a recent
meeting of the board he kicked at a
bill for "ribbons for the typewriter."
"She's a nice girl," he said, "but
the county is under no obligations to
buy her clothes, I don't think."
1. No licentiate shall keep open more
than one dental office, unless each additional office is under the direct control
and attendance of a registered dental
licentiate of this Province actually in
2. The annual fees provided for by
Section 2 of the "Dentistry Act Amendment Act, 1905," shall be $10.00, and
shall be due and payable on or before the
30th day of June in each and every year.
Any person practising dentistry for sixty
days after the annual fees are due and
unpaid shall be guilty of professional
misconduct under Section 12 of the Dentistry Act.
3. It shall be the duty of the Board of
Dental Examiners to prosecute all cases
of breaches of the Dentistry Act or of
these By-laws, provided that after consideration such breach shall be deemed
sufficiently serious to call for such prosecution.
4. Among other things the following
shall be deemed to be professional misconduct :—
(a.) Aiding or abetting, by a licentiate, in the violation of any clause of
the Act and these By-laws respecting
the said profession in the Province;
(b.) Allowing by a practising dentist any person, not being a licentiate,
to practice said profession under his
name or patronage or under any name
or style whatsoever in his office, or
allowing a student or licentiate who
has been convicted of any violation of
the Act or By-laws to practice directly or indirectly, or place his name or
sign in connection with the office;
(c.) Entering "by a practising dentist
into an agreement with a rejected
candidate for final examination so as
to enable him to unlawfully practise
such profession or to evade the law
respecting the practice of dentistry in
the. Province;
(d.) To publish any advertisement in
any newspaper, magazine or other
publication other than a professional
card setting forth the name, address
and profession only, which card shall
not exceed in length twenty lines of a
single column of such newspaper,
magazine or publication;
(e.) To advertise through any business firm or to allow such firm to so
(f.) To advertise under any name
other than this own, or under a corporate name or any firm name;
(g.) To advertise under any name
or linn name other than his or her
own, or under a corporate name,
whether by signs or notices in the
newspapers, magazines or any other
(h.) To post up any placards setting
forth his name, address and profession in stores, street-cars or elsewhere,
or to distribute pamphlets or circulars or other article containing any
5. Every licentiate who has been guilty of any indictable offence under the
Criminal Code of Canada shall be deemed to have been guilty of misconduct
under Section 12 of the Dentistry Acl.
6. (a.) Preliminary requirements for
articled students hereafter shall be a
certificate of matriculation in the Faculty of Arts of any Canadian University
or other university recognized by the
Board, or its equivalent;
(b.) The fees payable by students
shall be as follows:
Registration fee $to.oo
First year examination fee .. .. 30.00
Second year examination fee... 30.00
Third year, or final examination
fee, including licence 30.00
(c.) The students' curriculum of
studies and examinations shall be as
First Year.—Written examinations
on Histrology, Bacteriology, Comparative Dental Anatomy, Physics, Materia
Medica, Operative and Prosthetic
Technic, Metallurgy and Anatomy of
the bones and muscles of the bead and
neck; practical examination on histrology, Operative and Prosthetic
Second Year—Written examinations
on Operative Dentistry, Prosthodontia,
Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry,
Medicine and Surgery, Materia Medica, Crown and Bridge Work, and
Orthodontia; practical examinations
on Chemistry, Dissentions of the head
and neck and one other part, Prosthodontia, Crown and Bridge Work,
Operative Dentistry, Orthodontia and
Porcelain Work.
Third Year—Examinations same as for
graduates for the licence, written examinations on Chemistry, Materia
Medica and Therapeutics, Histrology,
Bacterioriology, Pathology, Anaesthesia, Operative Dentistry, Orthodontia, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontia,
Metallurgy, Crown and Bridge Work,
Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene;
practical examinations on Operative
Dentistry, Prosthodontia, Crown and
and Bridge Work and Porcelain
7. Hereafter the meetings of the
Board for the purposes of examination
of candidates for the licence shall be
held alternately in Victoria and Vancouver, beginning on the third Monday in
May in Victoria and on the third Monday in November in Vancouver, and
shall be concluded in six days or less.
8. All candidates must obtain not less
than 70 per cent, in Operative Dentistry
and Prosthodontia, and not less than
50 per cent, in all other subjects, and
not less than 70 per cent, on the whole
9. All by-laws conflicting with the
above are hereby repealed.    '
Situate in the Skeena Mining Division.
Where   Located—At   Kitsalas
Canyon, Near Skeena River.
TAKE notice that I, Patrick Hickey,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B 93906,
for myself, and as Agent for H. Flewin,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B65493,
and D. A. Robertson, Free Miner's Cer-
tiocate No. B65484, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of October, A.D.
Victoria Agents for the
Nanaimo Collieries.
Best Household New Wellington Coal:
Lump or Sack, per ton     ..  .. $6.50
Nnt Coal, per ton $5.00
Pea Coal, per ton $4.50
Also Anthracite uoal for sale at
current rates.
Office, 34 Broad St.; wharf, Store
'PHONE 647.
JR.   ^H
Notice is hereby given that the reservation, notice of which was published in the B. G. Gazette, and dated 9th
August, 1901, covering a belt of land
extending back a distance of ten miles
on each side of the Skeena river between Kilsilas Canyon and Hazelton, is
Notice is also given that that portion
of the reservation, notice of which wa»
published in the B, C. Gazette and dated 27th December, 1899, covering a belt
of land extending between the mouth of
Kitimat River and Kitsilas Canyon, is
rescinded in so far as it covers land lying between Kitsilas Canyon and a point
in the Kitimat Valley, distant ten miles
in a northerly direction from the mouth
of Kitimat River, and that Crown lands
thereon will be open to sale, pre-emption and other disposition under the provisions of the Land Act, on and after
the eighth (8th) day of December next:
Provided that the right of Way of any
railroad shall not be included in any
lands so acquired.
Deputy   Commissioner   of Lands and
Lands  and  Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 31st August, 1905.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Try a
If you have not yet done so, on your
A large new shipment just unpacked at
I Hereby Certify that the "Franklin Fire-Proofing Company" has this
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act, 1897," to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British
Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at Dallas, in the State of
The amount of the capital of the
Company is ten thousand dollars, divided into one hundred shares of one
hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situated at Law
Chambers, Bastion street, Victoria,
and Frank Higgins, Barrister-at-Law,
whose address is the same, is the attorney for the Company. Not empowered to issue and transfer stock.
The time of the existence of the
Company is fifty years from the 20th
day of April, 1898.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 7th day of October,
one thousand nine hundred and five.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for whicli this Company has been established and registered are: The manufacture and sale
of lire-proofing for building and the
purchase and sale of such goods,wares
and merchadise used for such business, and to do and perform such acts
as may be necessary or inci.'.eul to
such business. .,21
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Address, P.O. Box806,
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Paterson, who
have been residents of Victoria for
the past eight or nine years, leave on
Sunday morning for their new home
at High River, Alberta, where Mr.
Paterson is entering into business.
In connection with their early departure from the city a number of
friends gathered on Thursday evening and proceeded to the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Watson on Belleville street, where Mr. and Mrs. Paterson were spending the evening, and
gave them a genuine surprise. Progressive whist and dancing were the
order of the evening, and a very enjoyable time was spent. Mrs. D. M.
Paterson and Mr. G. D. Tite carried
off the two first prizes, while Mrs.
W. E. Ditchburn and Mr. Fred Rivers
received the "booby" prizes. During
the evening occasion was taken to
present Mr. and Mrs. Paterson with
a very handsome silver cake knife as
a slight token of the esteem in which
they are held by their large circle of
acquaiutnnces. Those present were:
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. A. Browne, Mr. nnd
Mrs. A. J. Morris, Mr. nnd Mrs. F.
Rivers, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hall, Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. D. Tite, Mr. and Mrs.
A. E. Greenwood, Mr, and Mrs. W.
H. Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Shakespeare, Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Paterson,
Mrs. Mcllmoyl and Mr. and Mrs. W.
E. Ditchburn. The party broke up
by singing "Auld Lang Syfie" and
wishing Mr. and Mrs. Paterson every
success in their new home.
* *   *
On Tuesday Mrs. Harry Dallas
Helmcken gave a most enjoyable
"Autumn tea" at her suite of rooms
at the Driard. Mi's. Helmcken was
assisted by her daughter, Mrs. Ohlandt, of California. The pretty rooms
were decorated most artistically with
the autumn shades of red, brown and
yellow foliage with bunches of
grapes, while the tea tables, placed
here and tliere in the rooms, were
done in pink and white with tiny
electric lights. Professor Claudio's
Orchestra provided the music, and
Mrs, Ohlandt sang some beautiful
solos during the afternoon. Those
present were Mrs. W. F. Bullen and
Miss E. Bullen, Mrs. Gordon Hunter,
Mrs. Stuart Robertson, Mrs. Johnstone, Mrs. (Capt.) Troupe, Mrs,
Holmes, Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. P. S.
Lampman, Mrs. Ker, Mrs. Brett, Miss
Dorothy McTavish, Mrs. W. Higgins,
Mrs. W. W. Bolton, Mrs. Wilders.
* •   •
Mrs. G. Gillespie gave a most enjoyable dance on Wednesday last at
her  residence,  Moss  street.    About
sixty young people were present.
* *   *
At the Assembly Rooms, Fort St.,
on Wednesday evening, the pupils of
Mrs. Simpson held the first masquerade dance of the season. The hall
was well filled with dancers, nnd a
more entrancing scene would be hard
to imagine. A grent mnny of the
costumes were most cleverly enrriee"
out. An eagle and nn Indian tripped the light fantastic with Grecian
maids. Chinamen and niggers with
daintily gowned Dresden maids and
clowns, sailors, nurses, babies,
knights, cowboys, princes ,old men,
monks and Japanese were also to be
found amongst this gay throng. Thc
unmasking took place at 11, when
the unmasked were permitted 10
Mrs. Simpson, who is unsurpassed
as a manager, and to whom thc success of these dances is due, is to be
congratulated on the success of Wednesday evening. The supper room
was most artistically arranged and a
splendid supper wan served at midnight. The floor was in n most perfect condition and the music by Miss
Thnin nnd Mr. Edgar Fawcett was
nil that could be desired.   T regret
to say that Mr. Fawcett, who for
some time past has played at so many
of our dances, leaves on Monday for
Dawson. Mr. Fawcett will be greatly
missed in Victoria. Amongst those
present were.noticed Mr and Mrs. M.
Voung, Mr. and Mrs. S. Watson,
Mrs. and the Misses Broker, Miss E.
and Miss Locke, Miss Clay, Misses
McMicking, Mrs. and Miss McKenzie,
Miss Heater, Mr. A. Whitaker, Mrs.
and Miss Droube, Miss Lillian Hag-
gerty, Mr. and Mrs, F. Savage,
Messrs. W. and L. Yorke, Dr. Haines,
Mr. and Miss Dalby, Misses Sylvester, Mrs. and Miss Jeffrey, Miss New-
son, Miss Webster, Mr., Mrs. and
Miss Butler, Miss Fleming, Mr. C.
White, Mr. G. Simpson, Miss Emerson, Mr. G. Dickinson, Miss Strahan.
Miss E. Smith, Miss Murray, Miss J.
Bishop, Mrs. Robinson, Mr. G. H.
Maynard, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Leigh,
Mr. Jack Lawson, Miss Roberts, Mr.
R. Wood, Mr. R. Hayward, Mr. Dougal, Mr. McCormack, Miss Russell,
Mr. Ralph Nicholson, Mr. B. Clarke,
Miss McLean, Mr. C. Robotham, Miss
North, Mr. F. Sullivan, Mr. Mann,
Misses Gonnason, Miss McGregor,
Mr, and Miss Jameson, Mr. and Miss
Crawford, Miss Ethel Carrol, Mr. C.
Pike, Mr. Dassonville, Mr. and Mrs.
Hastings, Mr. J. John, Mr. and Mrs.
Bevoe, Miss Newbigan, Miss Murphy,
Miss Rendal, Mr. T. Rendal, Miss
Palmer, Mr. Fletcher, Mr, E. Haines,
Miss Salt, Mr. and Miss Wilkins,
Miss Boorman, Miss Thompson, Mr.
Lawrence, Mr. E. Townsley, Mr. Cyril
Moss, Misses Blake, Misses Cameron,
Miss Schnoeter, Mr. R. Johnstone,
Mr. Taylor, Mr. H. Norman, Misses
Peterson, Mr. and Misses Jacobson,
Mi's, and Miss Quayle, Master and
Miss Graham, Mr. Lawrence, Mr.
Charles Lucas, Mrs. E. McQuade, Mr.
Mrs. and Miss Anna McQuade, Mr.
Rockford, Mr, Brown, Mr. Corbett,
Mr, and Miss Adams, Miss O'Keefe.
and others.
* *   *
Miss Pliilpot of Vancouver is visiting Victoria friends.
* *   *
Mrs. Lnndes, who has been visiting
Mrs. C. M. Roberts, returned to her
home in Port Townscnd on Wednesday. 7WI1*' ■■«-'■ ■"-""'•'
* •   *
Miss 0 Jones leaves on  Sunday
next for California, where she will
go on with her nursing.   Miss Jones
j is a graduate of the Provincial Royal
Jubilee Hospital of this city.
* *   *
Mrs. McGuire, who has heen visiting her sister, Mrs. A. Innes, of
"Maplecroft," Dnllns Road, returned to her home    in    California on
Monday last.
«   »   »
Mr. E. E. Blackwood returned this
week from Ihe north, and will shortly
take up liis new position in the Great
Northern office.
* *   *
Mis. ('. W. Rhodes returned on
Wednesday last from a visit to California friends.
* +   *
Mr. Beauchamp Pinder and Mr.
.lames H. Gnudin returned lnst week
from their field of duty, the Yukon.
* »   »
Miss Butchart accompanied by her
sister, Miss Mary Butchart, are visaing Seattle friends.
* *   *
The Marchioness of Donegal is
spending a few days al Government
House. She was formerly Miss Twinning of Halifax, nnd her marriage
with the late Marquis was at the time
one of the most interesting events in
Old Country society.
* •   »
Mrs. W. E.   Green    returned    ou
Thursday from a visit to Senttle.
•   •   •
Miss   Mary   Smith,   daughter   of
Mr. Ralph Smith, M,P„ of Nnnnimo,
was mnrried on   Thursdnyl   lo   Mr.
John Cnrr.   The ceremony wns per-
\ formed bv Rev. A. M. Snnford.   Md.
andr Mrs.    Carr   will'   spend    thei
honeym./ri in Victoria.
* *   *
R. Eden Walker, of New Westminster, spent a few days in town this
week, registering at the Driard.
«   •   «
Mr. W. Wilson, who has been seriously ill for some time with typhoid
fever, is recovering slowly.
* #   *
Thomas Kiddie, of Crofton, was in
town this week.
How Sophistry Has Destroyed Honor
and Crime Profits Under a
The present age is the most progressive in the history of the world,
and the most self-laudative. We
have, indeed, been so busy up to the
present applauding the achievements
of our civilization that we have over
looked its attendant evils. There is
observable, however, among thoughtful people all over America to-day
a tendency to critically examine this
civilization of which we have been
so boastful. Is it really what Ave
have been proclaiming it? Is our
progress altogether in the right direction? Undoubtedly life ought to
be more pleasant than it ever was.
The opportunities for individual advancement have been multiplied a
thousandfold in  the    last    century.
i Education is easier to obtain. Men
are better trained, better   nurtured
j and better housed, and the prizes of
the world are vastly richer and more
numerous than ever before. On the
other hand, corporate greed and crime
threaten to undermine the entire fabric of commercialism and finance.
Individually people are more prosperous and should be more comfortable than they ever were, but on the
whole there is an increase of restlessness. Instead of the contentment
that should result from prosperity
and the opportunities <rf life we find
an ever-increasing hunger of materialism. It has come to be the age of
the grafters and corruptionists. It
is also an age of characteristic sins
—sins a hundred times more harmful
and vile than many of the old-fashioned sins againnst which the preachers direct their admonjtions. Prof.
E. A. Ross of the University of Nebraska deals with these special sins
of thc day with remarkable force-
fulness in a recent article in the Atlantic Monthly, which is so finely
phrased and so essentially modern
that I quote from it freely.
"The darling sins that are blackening the face of our time," writes
Professor Ross, "are incidental to
the ruthless pursuit of private ends,
and hence quite 'without prejudice.'
The victims are used or sacrificed not
at all from personal ill-will, but because they can serve as pawns in
somebody's Utile game. Like thc
wayfarers run down by the nutomo-
bilist, they are offered up to the
God of Speed. The essence of the
wrongs that infest our artificial society is betrayal rather thnn aggression. Having perforce to build
men of willow into a socinl fabric
that calls for oak, we sec on all
hands monstrous treacheries—adulterators, peculators, boodlers, grafters,
violating the trust others have placed
in them. The little finger of Chicane
hns come to be thicker thnn the loins
of Violence. * * How decent
nre the pnle slnyings of the quack,
Ihe adulterator and the purveyor of
polluted water, compared with the
red slayings of the vulgar bnndit or
assassin I" People, as Professor
Ross remarks, are insensible to the
enormity of these modern sins. They
arc sentimental and judge wrong-do-
ing not according to its hnrmfulness.
but according to the infnmy thnt trn-
dition attaches to it. Undiseerning,
they chastise with scorpions the old
authentic  sins, but  spare the  new.
1    Where,"Did You Say ?
Oh, Yes!!
Cash Paint Store,
82 Douglas St., Victoria, B. C.
Why Not Smoke
The Best That Is Goinq
Turner Beeton & Co., Limited, Victoria, B.e.
Sole Agents for British Columbia.
If your tobacconist does not carry these lines write ns direct.
They do not see that boodling is
treason, that blackmail is piracy, that
embezzlement is theft, that speculation is gambling, that tax-dodging is
larceny, that railroad discrimination
is treachery, that the factory labor
of children is slavery, that deleterious
adulteration is murder. It has not
come home to them that the fraudulent promoter 'devours widows'
houses,' that the monopolist 'grinds
the faces of the poor,' that mercenary editors and spellbinders 'put
bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.' The cloven hoof hides in patent
leather; and to-day, as in Hosea's
time, the people "are destroyed for
lack of knowledge.' The mob lynches
the red-handed slayer, when it ought
to keep a gallows Haman-high for
the venal mine inspector, the seller
of infected milk, the maintainer of
a fire-trap theatre. The child-beater
is forever blasted in reputation, but
the exploiter of infant toil, or the
concocter of a soothing syrup for the
drugging of babies, stands a pillar of
society. The pretty shop-lifter is
more abhorred than the stealer of a
franchise and thc wife-whipper is
outcasted long before the man who
sends his over-insured ship to founder
with its crew.
The history of nations is the history of the rise and decay of civilizations. It is well to remember that,
the best art and culture of many peoples lie buried in ancient cities-
choked and killed by materialism and
its attendant evils.—Saturday Night.
are finished, before winter sets in
President Hill will have captured
every practical route to the coast
west of Princeton. The lines up the
Tulameen, Similkameen and Wolf
Creek and the purchase of certain
strategic tracts of land give him the
key to baulk the progress of an opposing railway company should it
aim to parallel the V. V. & E. Some
"sweet" day he may use these several key lines and positions to retaliate for obstructive methods adopted
at Midway and elsewhere. Chagrined at the inroad of President Hill
into Vancouver the C. P. R. has levied
a discriminative freight rate against
that city; thus the one tears down
while the other builds up. Poor Vancouver.
Phone No. 409.
The work of surveying the V. V.
& E. is proceeding as rapidly as men
and money can do it, says the Simil-
meen Stnr.   On the west slope of the
Hope mountains Mr. Tracy is making
good progress in spite of bad weather.    Mr. Ambourn's    party on   the
east side of the Hope summit is push-
i ing on to the end of the link connecting the route up the Tulameen.   Mr.
j Delnney is making a re-survey up the
| Similkameen between    Hedley    and
! Princeton, the change   necessitnting
; one or two bridges on the Similka-
[mcen.   Survey    of the    Wolf creek
route, it is said, will be completed
now.   When the surveys now in hand
Something New In
All the Fad East
The long nights are coming, don't forget
onr lending library.
Phone 1140.
i Building Lots For Sale.
Houses Built on the


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