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New Houses For Sale
A number of new homes, Modern In
erery respect. Easy monthly inatal-
B.C. Land & InvestmentAgency Ld.
40 Government St.
Call and See Our Special
All prices reduced during December
Hicks & Lovick Piano Co.
188 Government St., Viotoria, B. C.
Vol. II.   No. 2.
Price 6 Cents.
$1.00 EACH
DIXI H. ROSS & CO., The Independent Cash Grocers
Finest Quality.   Always Sweet.   Beautiful to Look
At.   Delicious to Eat.   Try It.
London and Vancouver Bakery
Phone 361
1). W. HANBURY, Prop
IVY ay ar (& £\H*W%   Choice New Corn Arriving Daily.   Prices
1\CW  VUl II  low.   We have it either Whole or Cracked.
125 Government Street.
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The Hotel Victoria
Steam E. GAVE, Proprietor Good
Eighout amerkan Plan, $2.00 a Day and Dp        8Ra0mome8
Government Street, Victoria, B. 0.
Is Your House Wired?
We have the largest stock of Fixtures and Electric
House Fittings in B. C.
aP^Government Street Victoria, B. C.
Men's Boz Calf Boots, leather lined, were $4.00 Sale price $2.00
Ladies' Strap Slippers, were $1.50 Now $1.00
Men's Felt Slippers 25c
Old Country Boots Just Arrived. 89 GOVERNMENT STREET
\ A Cold Weather Inducement
(1        Johnson's Fluid Beef, 16 oz $1.00
f Bovril Cordial, 16 oz   1.00
4 oz.
2  OZ.
•':.:        " I   OZ 20
phone 586      CARNE'S CASH GROCERY,
Corner Yutes and Broad Streets. i
Ladies' high-cla9s boots worth
"   to $5, now $2 75
Ladies' fine strapslippers were
"1.50, now $t.
Winter Shoe Sale?
Gents' boots worth $5 and $5.50, now $4.     Children's box calf boots worth $1.00
and $1.25, now 75c. and $1.00.
Qualify Yourself for a Lucrative Business Career
College for Shorthand, Typewriting, Bookkeeping,
Telegraphy, nd. Writing, Etc.
Now opened for Gentlemen as well as Ladies.     Remember, PROCRASTINATION IS THE
20th Century Business Training College
Comer Yates and Broad Sts., Victorin, II. C,
NORTON PRIN1V. Principal.
N. B.—We will return the pupil's fees il we do not accomplish what we promise.
Evidence Taken on the Subjeot of
the Operation of the Existing
System of Taxation.
An Institution of Which the Citizens
of the Port May Now Well Be
The special commission appointed
by the Provincial Government to inquire into the operation of the Assessment Act commenced its Work in
the caucus room in the Parliament
Buildings on Tuesday. The Hon. F.
Carter Cotton, President of the Council, was appointed chairman, the other members being the Hon. R. G. Tatlow, Minister of Finance; Mr. J.
Buntzen. manager of the B. C. Electric Railway Company, and Mr. D. R.
Ker, of the firm of Brackman & Ker.
The first witness called was the surveyor of taxes, Mr. McKilligan. In
reply to questions Mr. McKilligan
said that the intentions of the act
had been carried out as fairly as possible. The witness recommended a
change in the classification of "wild
lands." which at present included
timber and coal lands. The tax on
wild land is 5 per cent and on improved land 1 per cent. The cutting
down of timber would not bring timber lands within the classification of
"improved land." He thought the
erection of a mill on timber land
should be considered an improvement.
The Hon. R. G. Tatlow submitted
reports from the assessors of various districts, many of these expressing approval of the act.
Mr. A. H. B. Macgowan, of Vancouver, put in an appearance with a
request that the commission should
hold sittings in Vancouver, urging
that the commercial capital should
not be neglected. He also criticised
the operation of the tax on personal
property which might result in the
mercantile houses reducing their
stocks. He thought the income tax
might be increased on a graduated
scale. Later it was decided that the
commission could not sit in Vancouver.
Mr. J. J. Campbell, business manager of the Hall Mining and Smelting Company, Nelson, complained of
the tax on ore held in stock by the
smelting companies after such on
had been taxed 2 per cent on being
taken from the mines. He thought
that the taxation on smelters should,
therefore, be   placed   on a separate
Mr. Thornton Fell objected, to the
imposition of the wild land tax on
timber lands. He advised the repeal
of the act.
Byron N. White supported Mr.
Campbell's views in regard to the
taxation on smelters. He considered
that the mine owners generally were
satisfied with the 2 per cent tax on
ore. The system was excellent and
gave no opportunity for fraud.
N. J. Cavanagh, of the Slocan Star
mine, took the same view as Mr.
At Wednesday's sussion, Mr. G. G.
S. Lindsay, vice-president and  general manager of the Crow's Nest Past
Coal Company, was the first witness.!
He considered the tax of 5 per cent
on coal lands to be excessive.    His ■
company was paying $15.00 per acre
on the lands being worked.   He con-1
sidered that British Columbia was a
country with a great future for the ■
big capitalist, but not for the small
Mr. Tatlow announced that the proceeds of the mineral tax would amount this year to $66,225.
A deputation from the Victoria
Board of Trade, headed by Col. Prior,
was then given a hearing. Col. Prior
said that dissatisfaction was apparent amongst the business men respecting the operation of the Assessment
Act. The merchants objected particularly to the tax on liabilities. As
the merchants here were so far
from the big markets of supply, they
were compelled to carry large stocks,
and they objected to Vicing taxed so
heavily. The committee thought, if
the merchants were to pay one-half
of one per cent and half the liabilities and hook debts, it would be more
Iron cot bedsteads, fresh paint and
varnish, general re-arrangement from
top to bottom, and the equipment of
the building with every modern convenience—these are the things which
have wrought transformation in the
big red brick building that crowns
the rocky brow overlooking the entrance to Victoria harbor on the
northern side, and known as the Vietoria Marine Hospital. Not so long
ago the Marine Hospital's name was
synonymous with neglect, confusion,
dilapidation. The place was a standing monument to the apathy of the
citizens; it was freely denounced by
all who had occasion to use or visit
the building, as a disgrace not only
to Victoria, but also to civilization.
Thanks to the agitation begun
some time ago, wonders have been
done in bringing Victoria Marine Hospital up to something like the approved modern standard. All that hygienic and sanitary science could do
has been exerted in placing this important adjunct to the business of the
port of Victoria on a footing of
efficiency to meet the demands made
upon it almost constantly throughout
the year. Lighting, heating and ventilation are now what they ought to
be, and the medical attendants give
the closest inspection to the patients.
The Victoria Marine Hospital may
now be described as one of the most
admirably equipped and conducted institutions of its kind on the Pacific
There are now eight patients in the
hospital undergoing treatment. One
is Mr. Samuel first mate of the Glasgow ship Falklandbank, which was
here last summer and took away a
record cargo of lumber from Chemainus. He is suffering from kidney
trouble, but is now, since the remarkably clever operation, briefly described elsewhere in this number of The
Week, performed upon him, making
highly satisfactory recovery. There
are four French seamen from the
French barque La Rochefoucauld, and
two from the French ship La Tour d'-
Auvergne, both recently in Royal
Roads for orders, and both dispatched to Australia for cargo. Then
there is a sealer who has been in
the hospital for about a year and a
half suffering from phithisis. All
the cases save the last-mentioned, are
making satisfactory progress. The
arrangements for supplying food to
the patients are all that could be
wished, while the staff of attendants
are unremitting in their solicitude for
the comfort of the unfortunate mariners in their charge.
Victoria Marine Hospital is doing
a grand work, and as conducted at
present must serve to spread the
city's name far and wide as a place
whore the poor sick sailor receives a
practical application of Christian
charity. Some of the first ladies in
the city are constant visitors to the
hospital, and their visits are angels'
visits to the poor, weary, bed-ridden
seamen, so far from home and kindred, and to whom thc days are so
terrihlv long, and the nights so
dreary. Those little posies of sweet
flowers brought by the kind ladies
are like glimpses of paradise to the
sailor invalids, who well may murmur:
"0 woman, in our lives of ease
So coy, uncertain, hard tn please—
When pain and anguish    wring the
A ministering ana:el thnn,"
A Breath
Of Winter
The Green Christmas Suoceeded by
a Spell of Cold Weather—Skating at Oolwood.
Victorians felt the first real breath
of winter this week after comparatively mild weather. The Frost King
commenced his reign at the beginning of the week, the weather keeping bright. On Wednesday skating
commenced at Colwood, but just before midnight on Thursday snow
commenced to fall and a slight thaw
set in early Friday morning.
All yesterday the snow continued
falling and several inches had .accumulated on the roads by evening.
The sleigh bells were heard for the
first time this season, yesterday aft-
At the time of writing it is not
j sure that the frosty weather iB over
and the snow is in excellent condition
for sleighing.
Both on Wednesday and Thursday
the ice at Colwood was in fine condition and many people availed themselves of the opportunity to indulge
in the popular pastime of skating.
The E. & N. railway provided a very
convenient special train service which
was much appreciated. On Thursday afternoon hockey was played on
the ice, and two gentlemen, Messrs.
West and Newlings, especially distinguished themselves.
Some very fine skating was noticed
at Colwood, Mrs. Gillespie being one
of the most notable performers.
Many tea parties were held, amongst
those dispensing hospitalities being:
Mrs. Langley, Mrs. Arthur Jones,
Mrs. Pemberton, Mrs. Gillespie and
many others. Among the skaters
were Miss Baiss, Miss McKay, Miss
Green, Miss E. P. Tulley, Miss Crease,
Mrs. Genge, Capt. Davidson, Mr.
Willas, Miss Boswell, Mr. L. Yorke,
Mr. Fox, Mr. Ewart, Mr. and Mrs.
Langworthy, Mr. Pike, Miss Pooley
and Miss Violet Pooley, Miss Loewen.
On Thursday evening at 7 o'clock,
the E. & N. railway ran a special
train, and about 150 people went out
and spent a very enjoyable evening.
The ice presented a very pretty appearance, illuminated by bonfires,
and lanterns of all descriptions carried by the skaters. Among those
present were noticed the following:
Messrs. West. Newlings, Jost, Raymur, Foote, Phipps, Gillespie, B.
Bird, J. Cambie, W. Irving, Hanington, Rithet, George, Belyea, Goddard,
Vernon, Spencer, Lang, Bell, Mills,
Geiger, White, Misses Dunsmuir, Little, D. Sehl, Bell, Hanington, Nicholles, Bone. Mrs. Walkis and Mrs.
Hinton, and many of those mentioned
in the former list as present in the
(Continued on Page 2.)
Mr. George Denny.
Mr, f!cn. Denny, formerly city editor nf the Colonist, and whn has boon
working fnr flic Assnciated Press at
Clicfnn and in the field with the Russian fnrccs during the past year, is
returning tn America nn furlough.
Air. Denny is understood tn have
done very good work- for the big
news gathering agency and liis future
is assured, Many Victorians will be
glad tn welcome Mr. Denny nn his
arrival here.
Mr. Coburn, Ladysmith's first
mayor, lias been for a seennd term
elected bv acclamation.
At Work Again.
Mr. W. Jones, the Dominion Government auctioneer, who has been ill,
is now at his post again, and advertizes important sales at Ladysmith
today and at North Saanich on January 17th.
•   •   .
Mr. J. Y. Margisnn, thc Langley
street printer, has issued some very
amusing advertisement    cards.    The
card  contains  a  picture of an  old
gentleman with a big nose, the color
of which changes with the weather.
.   *   .
The Western Union Telegraph Company will move to new premises at
92 Government street about the 1st
of Febmarv.
From Messrs. Fletcher Brothers,
The Week has just received a calendar for 1005 which reflects high credit
on the well known music firm. It is
a fine example of embossed and coloring work, and hears al the tnp an
advertispinenl nf thc many virtues of
the famous Mendelssohn piano, manufactured by the Mendelssohn Piano
Company, nf Toronto, Ont., Messrs.
Fletcher Brothers being sole agents
here for Ihe sale nf thc same. 2
Law and
Police News
Mr. S. S. Taylor, of Nelson, Rebuked
]    for Misconduct by tbe Chief
i     Justice—Other Notes of the
The Full Court consisting of the
Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Martin and
Mr. Justice Morrison opened a session in Victoria on Monday morning,
with a comparatively long list of
cases set down' for hearing.
; The appeal of the Le Roi Mining
Company from the assessment of the
property by the provincial authorities was adjourned to a day to be
fixed, the sheriff to withdraw meanwhile from the property of the appellant. |
The appeal in Richards vs. Wil-
lians was dismissed, Mr. Justice
Morrison dissenting. Mr. W. J. Taylor, K.C, appeared for the appellant
and Mr. W. E. Oliver for tiie respondent.
The unprofessional conduct of Mr.
S. S. Taylor, K.C, counsel for the
Rossland Miners' Union in the action
of the Centre Star Mining Company
against that body was the subject of
a.severe criticism by the Chief Justice in giving judgment in an appeal
from a decision by Mr. Justice Irving in regard to certain assets of the
union. In this appeal the mining
company through their counsel, A. C.
Gait, sought to set aside a decision
of Mr. Justice Irving in an action instituted by them to have certain
property of the defendants, notably
the plant of the Rossland Evening
Wor1 -1 turned over to the sheriff in,
consequence of the judgment secured
by them. It will be remembered that
ir the action for damages heard here
the jury returned a verdict in favor
of the plaintiff company, the damages being $12,500. Judgment, however, was not entered until some afterwards. In the meantime Mr. S.
S. Taylor, K.C., counsel for the Miners' Union, took over the plant as
security for his costs, giving his
clients, the union, credit for five hundred dollars. He sold the plnnt for
the sum of $575. It appears also that
Mr. Taylor had written a circular letter to each of his clients advising
them to make a transfer of property,
ns judgment wns going to be entered
against them.
The Centre Star Mining Company
then began nn action to have the property handed over to the sheriff.
This was the case that came before
Mr. Justice Irving, who dismissed the
application, pointing out that the
sheriff's procedure should have been
to proceed against Mr. Taylor.
In the Full Court Mr. Gait argued
on behalf of the Centre Star Mining
Compnnv while Mr. E. P. Dnvis, K.
C. appeared for the Rossland Miners'
Union. Judgment was immediately
given on the conclusion of argument
in favor of the Centre Star Company. The Cihef Justice snid that
Mr. Taylor had been guilty of misconduct from beginning to end. He
must indeed hnve a poor notion of
the dictntcs of professional honor;
he must be floundering in the quagmire of ignorance, not to know that
it was a crime for a debtor to transfer property for the purpose of defrauding a creditor who had a claim
against him. As to the letter which
Mr. Taylor nddressod to his clients
he had been guilty of nn indictable
offence and of contempt of court.
The transaction wns illegal in common law. He could conceive of no
clearer instance of its violation than
this transference on the part of a
debtor of property yith the object of
defrauding the creditor. The judgment was that the property either be
restored to thc sheriff or $575, the
sum for which it was sold, be paid
into court on pain of attachment. In
closing, His Lordship quoted the remarks of Sir Alexander Cockburn on
the duties of solicitors, in which it
was pointed out that the latter should
"wield the arms of warriors and not
tbe knife of an assassin."
Mr. Justice Morrison concurred, in
the judgment of the Chief Justice,
but Mr. Justice Martin desired to
dxnmine into the authorities citedl
before he came to a conclusion.
A Revolting Case.
The Nelson rape case which is before the Vancouver police court is
possibly the most revolting charge
ever brought ngninst n mnn in the
history of Cnnndn. Robert Nelson,
nged 38, hardly six week n widow,
is accused of committing nn outrage
on his own flftecn-yenr-old daughter.
One night recently Nelson went to
the police station and complained
that his daughter had disappeared.
Detectives Jackson and Waddell were
detailed to investigate and they
searched for a trace of the girl until
2 o'clock on Sunday morning, failing
of course in the absence of any suspicion of the state of affairs later
revealed by the girl, to find any trace
of her. After court on Saturday
morning they started out again and
eventually found a friend in whom
the girl had confided, and later located her at the Home. Dr. Underbill examined the unfortunate girl
and declared that she had undoubtedly been raped.
On Saturday afternoon Detectives
Jackson and Waddell had learned
enough to arrest Nelson at his house,
610 Helmcken street, and he was arraigned in the police court. Mr, W.
J. Bowser, who appeared for Nelson
withdrew from the case and the man
was committed for trial.
James Beasley, an Englishman of
good family ,accused of obtaining
$8,000 on false pretences from the
Bank of Nome, and arrested eighteen
months ago in South Africa, has been
found not guilty at Juneau on the
first of three counts under which he is
charged. After the verdict, Mr. Beasley took exception to some personal
remarks made hy a man named Humbert, one of the principal witnesses
against him, and a fight ensued. The
men were separated before much
harm was done. The trial of Beasley
on the last two counts will take place
in May.
* *   *
Alex. Ewen, the veteran canner of
New Westminster, has brought suit
for damages for trespass against the
B. C. Packers' Association, the
Anglo-B. C. Packing Company and
the Skeena River Commercial Company. Mr. Ewen is the owner of lot
49 of the coast district on the Skeena. The respective defendants who
have three canneries on the river
front have brought water across Mr.
Ewen's property, it is alleged, and
he is suing for trespass on that account.
* *  »
John Gibbs, charged with rape by
a young girl of Coal Creek, has been
committed to stand his trial in Nel-
juBt as he was waiting on the platform to board the 11:20 train for
Whatcom. Preston was taken before a magistrate and held until the
arrival of Detective Mulhern. After
another examination Preston was
sent up to the superior court at Bellingham to await extradition proceedings. Preston got on the Sunday
morning 11.20 train with the lawyer
and the officer in charge. Detective
Mulhern also got on the train with
his lawyer, having announced that he
was going to Bellingham to watch
the case in the interests of Vancouver. Mr. Cooksley, whom Mulhern
praises highly, also got, on the train,
hut then it is his business as immigration officer to board the train.
Curiously enough the Canadian officers happened to get in the same
car with Preston. Then an interesting thing happened. Instead of going ahead the train hacked up. Detective Mulhern saw that the carriage
had been backed into Canadian territory, and suddenly he jumped up,
too, and both landed on Preston.
Cooksley slid a pair of handcuffs
on that young man and hustled him
out of the car before he knew what
was happening. Then they brought
him back to Vancouver.
Tuesday Preston was represented
by Mr. Joseph Martin, K.C, who called the court's attention to the manner in which Preston had been arrested without extradition. Preston
pleaded not guilty, and the case was
remanded until Friday.
If you are in want of a HIGH GRADE SCOTCH WHISKVj.
Be Sure You Get
Stevenson Macadam, the well known analyst, nf London, certifies these whiskies
to be absolutely pure.
FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS •', ", \.      ,
Radiger & Janion, General Agents for British Columbia and the Yukon District
We are now manufacturing the following supplies:
Patronize Home Industry.
Sylvester Feed Co., 87=89 Yates St.
(Continued from Page 1.)
* *   *
Doherty & Stewart of the Palace
Hotel, Nanaimo, pleaded guilty on
Saturday morning, before Magistrate
Yarwood to selling liquor to a minor.
Thev were fined $15.
* *   *
The appeal in the Dunsmuir will
suit will be heard by the Full Court
on conclusion of the business of the
special commission in San Francisco.
* *   *
Called to the Bar.
The following law students were
admitted to the practice of law in
British Columbia by the Full Court
this week: Robert B. Parkcs, of the
firm of Cowan, Kappele & McEvoy,
of Vancouver; Gordon M. Grant, of
Cassidy, Dumbleton & Solomon;
Christopher Maurice Berkeley and H.
M. Johnson of Victoria, and William
Moore McKay, Dugald Donaghy, E.
B. Coggswell, C. M. Woodworth and
Capt. H. D. Hulme, nil of Dawson.
W. M, McKay was president of the
Yukon Bar Association, first lieutenant of the Yukon Rifles, and formerly
captain nnd adjutant of the 43rd
Rifles of Ottawa. Dugald Donaghy
wns recently city solicitor of Dawson;
C. M. Woodworth was vice-president
of the Yukon Bar Association nnd was
organizer for Dr. Thompson, the Conservative candidate in the Yukon, who
defeated ex-Governor Congdon in the
recent Yukon elections. Capt. Hulme
was commanding officer of the Yukon Rifles.
Clever Capture nt Blaine Engineered
By Immigration Officer.
International complications mny
he the result of the arrest of Vernon
E. Preston, charged with criminal
assault on a little girl, by Detective
Sergeant Mulhern of Vancouver, according to Mr. Joseph Martin. The
alleged assault was committed on
Friday of last week. Thc same evening Preston left Vancouver in a buggy
and drove to New Westminster,
from whence he drove to Blaine,
Wash. Blaine is on the boundary
line, and tliere Mr. W. T. Cooksley,
the Canadian immigration officer,
spotted him. Mr. Cooksley hnd
Preston arrested by the town marshal at 11:15 on Saturday morning,
equitable. The committee also thought
commission merchants should be rated
more heavily than at present. In
the Northwest Territories the government collects $210 per year from a
loqnor house before travellers can solicit orders.
Mr. C F. Todd said the Board of
Trade committee spoke for the mercantile interests. It was admitted
that the taxes should be increased in
order to provide the necessary revenue, but the merchants thought they
were taxed disproportionately. The
merchant deserved more consideration than the capitalist who came
here to live on his money.
Other speakers laid particular
stress on the burden of the tax on
book debts.
Mr. A. C Gait, of Rossland, was
the next witness. He was strongly
opposed to the 2 per cent mineral
tax, holding that it tended to hamper the development of mining property.
Mr. W. J. Sutton, engineer and
geologist, spoke at some length on the
subject of the classification of "wild
lands," suggesting that as the value
of timber varied in different parts of
the province it should be assessed in
several classes. He considered the 5
per cent land tax worked prejudicially in regard to the sale of lands. He
suggested that pre-emptors of timber
lands should not be allowed to start
fires which often resulted in the destruction of large tracts of valuable
timber. He also disapproved of the
grant of large areas to speculators
on the pulp scheme.
Mr. C. C. Fisher, collector and assessor of the New Westminster district, said that in no case had he assessed growing crops. He consid-f
ered that the Assessment Act was
generally acceptable to the farmers.
Mr. Worsfold, assessor for the Victoria district, considered that the act
would hear most hardly on the small
farmer. Some of the Saanich farmers, for instance, had to pay from $40
to $50 on nn income of about $1,000.
Mr. C. Sweeney, chairman of the
Vancouver Clearing House, wrote that
thc bankers did not object to the act
but suegested minor changes.
This concluded Thursday's session.
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Nanaimo's Mayor.
Mr. A. E. Planta was on Thursday
elected Mayor of Nanaimo by a majority of 83 votes over Mr. J. H.
Cocking.   The total vote was 921.
Vancouver's Mayor.
Mr. Fred Buscombe has been elected Mayor of Vancouver by the large
majority of 1,024 votes over those
cast for Dr, McGuigan, last year's
mayor, Tlie aldermen elected were
Messrs, Betliunc, Haise, Cook. Stew-'
art, Heaps, Wilson, Kemp, McDonald, Baxter, Morton, Johnson, Williams.
The Hon. Chas. Wilson, Attorney-
General, has returned from England.
Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens
are the best, and can be had from their agents,
T. N.   HIBBEN  &  CO.
Owing to great pressure on space
this week, the remainder of Miss
Agnes Deans Cameron's interesting
story with the above title has been
unavoidably held over till next week.
The dear old World, of Vancouver,
is the latest B. C. journal to discover
a Russian spy. The suspected man
was one Charles Peters, a barber in
a down-town hotel. The World says
that on receipt of a Russian cablegram he departed for Honolulu.
•   •   a
The British Admiralty isn't doin«
a thing to the Esquimalt hotel
you skated at Colwood?
•   •   •
When those ships have all gone
from Esquimalt, the young Victorian
will hnve to supply the deflciencv
created in the provision of tea and
buttered buns for the girls in thc
ten shops.   More expense!
Mr. and Mrs. Mathews, of Lamp-
son street, entertained a few intimate friends at a delightful little
supper party at their residence on
Sunday evening, the occasion being
the celebration of the birthdays of
ithe host and hostess. The table was
artistically decorated with scarlet
carnations and a centre piece to
match, while here and there among
the trailing smilax flickering little
fairy lights with scarlet colored
shades. Among the guests were Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Monteith, Mr. and
Mrs. Wake, Miss Wake and Mrs. McCallum.
•   »   •
The many friends of Miss Holmes,
daughter of Colonel Holmes, D. O.
C, will be glad to hear that she is
progressing favorably after her recent operation in the Jubilee Hospital.
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup.
Pickles and Sauce are condiments
that should be in every house. Price
and quality second to none. THE WEEK, SATURDAY JAN. 14,  1906
Clever Piece of
SuYgical Work
Victoria's    *
City Council
k' _,     . ■ „'V Result of Elections in North Ward
Three Victoria Surgeons Perform a . aurnriae_Thr„„ AHflr.
Remarkably Successful Operation '      Vausefl surprjse-inroi. Ain«r.
at Marine Mospital. men Defeated.
Dr. Davie, Dr. Hart and Dr. Robertson of this city are receiving'the
congratulations of the medical fraternity of Victoria on the successful
carrying out of what is described as
an admirably daring and clever piece
of surgery, a week ago at the Marine
Hospital. The subject was Mr. Samuel Watson, first mate of the Scottish
ship Falklandbank, which brought
cargo here last summer from Glasgow and Liverpool. Mr. Watson has
been a great sufferer from kidney
troubles, and when the Falklandbank j
reached Victoria, he was a very sick
man. He decided to enter the Marine Hospital for treatment, and has
been under the care of the medical
staff there for some months. |
Mr. Watson is a splendid specimen
of manhood, and inherits a grand con-1
stitution from his North of Ireland
ancestry. ..... -j
Mr. Watson   hails from   Belfast.
His fine physique has enabled him to
combat the insidious disease whichj
has attacked him and' also enabled
him to bear up finely under the strain
of a critical operation.   It was dis-1
covered by the surgeons some   time
ago that a rapidly enlarging sac of
virulent pus was lodged near the kid- ■
neys,  and threatened to complicate
matters to a dangerous extent if not!
summarily treated.   After consultation it was decided to remove the dan-
gerous sac by means of abdominal
section, an unusual method in dealing
surgically with kidney affections.
The operation was entirely successful, the growth was removed, and
the patient is now making most satisfactory recovery. Naturally enough
the three surgeons are delighted with
the result of their operation, which
although it cannot be described as
hovel or even considering some of the
.amazing work now done in the great
hospitals, dangerous, may certainly
be described as one of the cleverest
bits of surgical work accomplished
,in Vietoria for some time back.
SiESordintanveorsqT   m wawt matfff
• n
Annual Show of Victoria Association
Proves a Marked Success-
Prize Winners. '  ..'
The annual Bhow of the Victoria!
Poultrv and Pet Stock Association*
opened to the general public on
Thursday and visitors were rewarded
by seeing a very fine show of birds.
The Lieut-Governor opened the show
on Thursday afternoon in the presence of a large company.
The show is open today, and those
who have not yet availed themselveB
of the opportunity to see what this
district can produce in the way of
fine fowld are advised to do so at
At the time of going to press, the
prize list was not completed, but
some of the notable prize winners
were as follows:
Mrs. A. E. Richards won the handsome cup presented by the Ivory Soap
Company for the best white fowl
washed with this soap; four prizes
for black Langshans, and four prizes
for Pekin ducks, and 4 for Toulouse
Mrs. Bradlev Dyne: Two prizes
for Blue Andalusians; four prizes,
Indian Runner ducks.
Machlin & Hodgson (Galiano Island) : First Brown Leghorn cockerel;
1st, 2nd and 3rd, same, pullet; Golden spangled Hamburgs, all four
prizes; silver spangled Hamburgs,
1st, cock, 1st, 2nd and 3rd, hen; silver grey Dorkings, 3rd for pullet;
huff Orpingtons, 1st for cockerel;
bronze turkey, 2 firsts.
G. D. Christie: Cornish Indian
game, six prizes.
M. Blackstock: White Leghorns,
3 prizes; black Minorca*, 9 prizes.
R. M. Menzie: Sherwnods, 10
Other prize winners will he published next week.
The North Ward furnished the
element of the unexpected in the civic
elections on Thursday. Aid. Harry
Grahame having retired, the other
two gentlemen representing that ward
were generally believed to have a
sure thing. But the result proved
the contrary and Aldermen Beckwith
and Kinsmen met defeat. In the centre Ward no change was made, but in
the South Ward Mr. James Douglas
headed the poll and Aid. Vincent lost
his seat at the Council Board.
The re-election of Mayor Barnard
by acclamation and the absence of
any municipal issues of first importance detracted considerably from the
interest taken in the elections which
passed off very quietly. The vote
was rather small.
Mr. Huggett, Dr. Bolton and Mr. G.
Jay were elected school trustees by
substantial majorities over Messrs.
Riddell and McKay. This result was
Both the by-laws voted on were
carried by large majorities. These
provide for the raising of $25,000 for
the extension of Douglas street in
connection with the reclamation of
the James Bay flats, and for raising
$12,000 to purchase a new site and
erect thereon a new home for the
old men.
The voting was as follows, the candidates elected being marked by a
North Ward-
Hall*       595
Hanna*       454
Fullerton*     432
Beckwith    423
Kinsman       368
Penketh     311
Dinsdale       225
Centre Ward—
Goodacre*    239
Stewart*       199
Elford*    140
Levy     134
Quagliotti >.    133
Clarke    v. ....'.   106
Anderson       73
. South Ward-
Douglas*      435
Fell*     405
Oddy*  .......    402
Vincent  318
School Trustees.
Huggett*       1,121
Bolton*      1,118
Jay*    1,051
Riddell..  :         736
McKay        690
Douglas Street Bylaw.
For     797
Against     284
Old Men's Home.
For .;    851
Against    270
the officer.,\Q ~,;'.• ■
'' Alexander Alexandrovitch, "Serge
SergehvitcH, Alexis, Ivan, Nikolas,'
Pushkin,,Suwarrow, Skobeleff, Gprt-.
schakoff Mehtschnikoff, Popoff,, Kat-
koff.Badkoff, Aloff "
"That'll do, cut it out, let up,
cheese it, cease fire, dry up, silence;,
give us a rest and don't mention.it,"
replied the officer cutting the ,: spy
short; before he had one-third of his
cognomen before the board.
"Into the wagon with him," ordered the officer.
"But what about his name; are
you poing to leave that behind?"
asked one of the myrmidons.
"Let it go," retorted his superior,
"we'll give the contract to the Victoria Truck & Dray Company to get
it to police court before the hearing
comes on."
"Clang! Clang!" and off went the
spy to the lock-up. There he said
he was not a Russian spy, but a
Northern Spy by the name of Baldwin, from Greeningville, once known
as King of Tompkins County, a relative of the Duchess of Oldenburg,
and the hereditary Grand Duke of
This, then, turned out to be the
real Russian pie.
A  Mischievous  Looking  Muscovite
Agent Arrives in Victoria and
Is Detected by Local
Dr. Lewis Hall wishes to thank the
electors nf North Ward who gave him
such liberal support at yesterday's
("lection, mid also any who interested
themselves in his behalf.
One day last week a short, thickset man, clad in very plain clothes,
carrying his head well forward, his
hair grey, also his moustache, with
puffy face and eyes like boiled gooseberries, slouched up Trounce avenue
to Broad street, looking neither to
right or left, yet taking in everything
through those dull, lustreless eyes.
He paused opposite the Macgregor
block, fished a notepad and pencil out
of different pockets, and made a few
notes, returned the book and pencil
to his pocket, said: "Ah!" as if
well pleased, and, on the approach
of a. Japanese workingman, beat a
hasty retreat to the Driernon bar,
where he said in pure Kettle-rendered Russian, evidently a slip of a
well-greased tongue: "Oneoffski
onski da vodka, andkin hurryupski."
The bartender turned n cold, suspicious eye upon the Avretcked man,
who shivered even in his immensiknff
and lit up a splendidad, which he
pulled nut of bis droshky and ignited
with a mujik. The barkeep phoned
police headquarters in chinook, asking them tn send tbe patrol wagon at
mice, as a man that looked like a spy
was drinking fusel oil and pake-incubator at tbe bar and wanted at-
tention. The d. t. wagon was soon on
tlie scene.   "Your name, sir?" asked
To the Voters of the South Ward:
Ladies and Gentlemen—I beg to
offer vou my sincere thanks for the
proof of confidence extended to me
by your votes at the municipal elections, and also for the able assistance rendered me by my friends and
To the Electors of South Ward:
Ladies and Gentlemen—I take this
opportunity to thank you most sincerely for the continued confidence
you have shown in me.
To the Voters of South Ward:
Ladies and Gentlemen—I beg to
tender you my most hearty thanks
for so kindly showing me by your
votes, at Thursday's municipal elections, that you have confidence in me,
and you may rest assured I will do
my best to merit this trust.
To the Voters of North Ward:
Ladies and Gentlemen—I wish to
tender you my sincere thanks for the
votes accorded me in the recent municipal elections, and also to thank my
friends for their kind assistance.
To the Voters of the North Ward:
Ladies and Gentlemen—My sincere
thanks are due you for your kind
support at the recent municipal elections, and for the able assistance of
friends and neighbors.
To the Voters of Centre Ward:
Ladies and Gentlemen—I beg   to
offer you my hearty thanks for the
confidence you have shown in me by
your votes at the municipal elections.
To the Voters of Centre Ward:
Ladies and Gentlemen—I wish to
thank heartily all my supporters at
the late municipal elections, and nlsn
those friends who so ably assisted, mc
to win in the election.
Tn the Voters of Centre Ward:
Ladies and Gentlemen—I beg to offer my hearty thanks for the honor
shown me by my re-election as Alderman.
To the Electors of the Municipality:
Ladies and Gentlemen—I beg to
thank you for the support accorded
me for school trustee in the municipal elections, and nlso those friends
who assisted to secure my success.
To the Municipal Electors:
Ladies and Gentlemen I take pleasure in tendering you my most hearty
thanks for the large number of votes
given me for the position of school
trustee, which I hope to fill to your
To the Municipal Electors:
Ladies and Gentlemen—I wish to
express my sincere thanks to you for
my re-election In tbe Board of School
and look up Courtney Street. On the corner, one
block away, you will see an old church building surrounded by maples. On its windows appear the
inscription, "Thos. R. Cusack, Printer," and
within its walls is contained the finest and most complete printing plant in British Columbia. The newest of typesetting machines, fast-running presses and
a well selected variety of the latest types faces, all
in charge of skilled workmen, here make possible
that rarest of combinations, "the best for the least
money."   Telephone 220.
Lard.   Lard.   Lard
Kettle Rendered—In 3 lb., 5 lb., and 10 lb. Tins.
Your patronage solicited.
B. C. Market Co., Ltd.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway
Week End Excursions
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton,   Comox and
Other Points of Interest.
QEO. L. COURTNEY, Traffic Manager
said the Monkey when he  discovered that his water pipes
had burst.
Cut Out, Fill In, Mail to The Week.
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All contributions intended for publication should be addressed to the
Editor, and all business letters to the
Columbians who hoped that the series
of deficits had come to an end at last,
and that the additional taxation
had provided sufficient funds to meet
the bills. The news probably is entirely satisfactory to the extreme
partizans among the Liberals who
will regard the situation as productive of additional ammunition to
fire at the Government. It's an ill
wind that blows nobody any good.
The enterprising Associated Press
announces on the authority of a
"minister accredited to the Balkan
courts"—whatever that may mean-
that the long prophesied war between
Turkey and Bulgaria is at least due
next year. The usual detail of "importation of arms" is supplied to
color the despatch. It is satisfactory
to lovers of peace to read that this
mysterious minister with the indefinite situation is "not prepared to say
that the war will begin next spring."
Fact is, the reading public is becoming bored with the Russo-Japanese
war news and the A. P. is on the lookout for a change of reading matter.
of 1904, and the Liberal prophets
are no more likely to hit the mark
now than they were then.—Phoenix
• •   •
The Bald Truth.
In these days the merchant who
has not learned the art of advertising
is out of date and only fit to run a
country store where the natives are
up against a monopoly—Fernie Ledge.
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No More Congdon.
The Star denies the claim of the
Yukon World that Fred T. Congdon
is still the logical leader of the Liberal party in Yukon. As leader of
the party in the Yukon, Mr. Congdon
has made a miserable and dismal
failure.—Whitehorse Star.
Following the severe rebuff administered to Mr. Congdon by the people of the Yukon at the recent election, it is expected that an unbiassed
inquiry into the administration of
the Northern territory will be instituted by the Dominion Government.
It is realized by Liberals and Conservatives alike that the grave accusations made against Mr. Congdon
and his subordinates call for immediate attention, if the honor of Canada is to be sustained abroad.
The choice of Aldermen lies with
the people and therefore it may be
assumed that the result of the civic
elections on Thursday is satisfactory
to the majority of citizens. Considerable regret nevertheless is felt at
the defeat of Mr. Beckwith in the
North Ward. He was counted among
the younger group of public men of
the city, and he always showed an
independent spirit at the Council
Board—a spirit much to be desired
in civic bodies, where business too
often is done in a friendly but somewhat slipshod manner. However, the
electors preferred other men, and it
is to be hoped that the gentlemen
elected will prove worthy of the honor bestowed upon them.
, On the whole, the new Council is
a fairly strong body and representative of many different interests in
the city. In Mr. Fullerton, elected in
the North Ward, the labor party has
a representative on the Board who
will, no doubt, watch the interests of
the workingmen of the eity. Mr.
James Douglas, who came out on top
in the South Ward, is a young and
energetic business man and a member of an old Victoria family, and
may be counted upon to do his utmost for the city. The election of
Dr. Lewis Hall was no surprise, as
that gentleman has many friends in
the city. The other new member of
the Board is Mr. Hanna, whose election came somewhat as a surprise to
many citizens, although he is recognized as a business man who takes
considerable interest in public questions.
The Aldermen who have ncen reelected are to be congratulated on this
proof of tlie confidence of the citizens, and those who failed of election no doubt will accept defeat in
the best spirit and not lose interest
in matters affecting the welfare of
the municipality.
Many citizens may consider Miss
Agnes Deans Cameron's views in regard to the proposed extension of
Birdcage Walk to be prejudiced, but
the little sketch map she hnd printed
in the Times on Wednesday attracted
considerable attention. It seems
doubtful if the projected improvement is worth the money it will cost,
nnd there is a suspicion that this
old-time scheme would not have gone
through if Caledonia Park had not
been purchased hy n syndicate interested in the real estate business.
Mr. Jonas Bushell, of Seattle, who
lectured on temperance in this city
on Tuesday, stated that actuaries of
United States insurance companies
are now discriminating against "moderate drinkers." If this is the case,
the liquid sold in the United States
must be inferior to that sold in Great
Britain. Recently compiled statistics
in the Old Country show that the
average duration of life of "total abstainers" there is considerably less
than that of consumers of alcoholic
At a meeting of the B. C. Fishermen's Union held last week in New
Westminster, the proposal emanating from the Puget Sound canners to
close salmon fishing altogether during the years 1906 and 1908 was condemned chiefly because that, arrangement would throw a larere number of
fishermen out of employment. The
fishermen have a counter proposition
that all fish traps be closed during
those years, the fishermen being allowed to fish as usual. That is an
excellent idea of the fishermen, but,
of course, the csnners and trappers
have "the pull." It will not be acted upon.
It is a relief to lovers of truth to
see a candidate's agent publish a
tme statement of his election expenses. Mr. F. J. Hart's statement
of what it cost Mr. J. D. Taylor to
contest the seat for Westminster at
the recent general elections looks
nuite probable. There is nothing set
down for whisky or cigars, but then
Mr. Tnvlor says his opponent (who
won the sent) had that business nil
to himself. The list shows a total
of $3,101.19 as Mr. Taylor's expenses. Of.these $309 is for hire
of conveyances, $320 for distribution
of bills and "literature." Clerical
assistance cost $506.85. The most
interesting item is "Preventive nnd
intelligence," $447.90. Sounds rnther
like a branch of the inland revenue
and excise department!
Now it is snid thnt the Minister of
Finance will not he able to announce
n surplus to the Provincial Legislature, It appears that the reckoning
Vv which a balance on the right side
of the books was fnroshadnwed wns
n trtfln premature. This will he dis-
rtnpointin" to the majority nf British
Victoria's literary weekly    now
calls itself The Week. The best one
can wish it is a fat pay envelope
everv week.—Vancouver World.
A Tight Fix.
Radcliffe, the official hangman, has
other arrangements for January 13th
nnd will not be in Kamloops to officiate at the execution of Joshua Bell.
Deputy Sheriff J. M. B. Spinks is in
somewhat of a flunk ns unless he
enn procure a substitute he will by
law be bound to conduct the gruesome opcrntion.—Kamlonps Standard.
Why Worry?
Some Grit nrgans arc doing a lot
of worrying nowadays over whnt will
happen tn the McBride gnvcrnment
after I ho legislative assembly meets
next week. Several kinds of disaster were predicted before the sessinn
A few days ago the world was asking if the horse was doomed. To-day
there are few horses drawing street
cars—except in New York city; there
are gasoline motorcars flying over the
roads of Europe and America carrying pleasure-seekers in great number; there are hundreds of electric
express wagons and freight lorries
in use in the larger cities of the two
continents; there are electric landaus, hansoms and coupes; there are
electric hose wagons, electric ambulances; there are electric inspection
cars for use on railways; there are
electric and steam automobiles in use
in agricultural sections of America,
Great Britain and South Africa.
To-day the world is asking if the
steam engine is doomed. The answer
seems to be the same with modifications. The water-wheel and the electric «enerator are being combined to
do awav with steam-engines in some
places. At Georgetown, Ont., there
is a paper mill which for years has
been operated by water turbines and
electric generators placed at a dam
nearly a mile away. The water-
power at Niagara Falls is being used
in the same way. Water turbines are
being connected with electric generators, and the resulting current is being conveyed to nearby towns and
cities to be substituted for steam-
power. This is one way in which the
steam engine is being displaced.
Then there is another way. The
steam turbine is displacing the piston
engine. The turbine has no cylinder,
no piston rod, no series of finely adjusted bearinsrs, shafting and belting.
Steam turbines from 5 to 6,500 horsepower are now in use, and are said
to be more economical of fuel, are
more satisfactory in every way, and
certainly occupy much less space.
The greatest work, perhaps, of the
turbine will lie in its application to
the propelling of ships. The first
compound steam turbine engine was
built so long ago as 1884, by thc Hon.
C. A. Parsons, F. R. S., and applied
to the driving of a dynamo with satisfactory results. The evolution of
the turbine was rapid, and ten years
later the pioneer Marine Syndicate
was formed. The famous "Turbinin"
underwent her initial trial in 1894.
She wns fitted with one shaft, which
in 1896 gave place to three shafts
with three propellers on each, making nine in all. The vessel developed
a great speed, and excited particular
attention in naval circles. Another
vessel had four shafts and three propellers on each, making in all twelve
propellers, but the tendency now is
to abandon the tandem propeller and
the multiplicity of shafting.
A turbine driven steamer has operated on Lake Ontario during 1904
between Toronto and Hamilton, and
has been a great success. The Allans, ever foremost in Transatlantic
transportation, are about to put into
commission two high-class turbine
driven steamers, the Victorian and
the Virginian, each of 12,000 tons,
530 feet in length, and 61 feet beam
—the largest steamers ever built for
the St. Lawrence trade.—Canadian
The impatience of contributors to
see their offerings in print is one of
the minor trials of the editor. Some
of the young writers of Victoria suffer very badly from this malady, and
they probably would be very much
shocked if they knew that the average professional writer is generally
quite twelve months ahead of his
work. Nearly all the magazines published in Great Britain and America
have sufficient MSS. in stock to carry
them over the next eighteen months
at least. So that the writer, even if
he be a well-known man, must expect
to wait a long time before his work is
printed—and also before he gets paid
for it. Of course, in the case of a
weekly paper, timely articles are gen-
erallv printed as soon as possible, but
stories and verses are convenient
"copy" to hold until such time as
there is space to fill, or lighter matter is in demand to suit the make-up
of the paper.
Mr. H. Bostwick draws my attention to the fact that the last issue of
The Week was wrongly dated, 1904
instead of 1905. That is one of many
instances of the ability of printers to
forget those things which everybody
else remembers. My correspondent
will, I hope—one can never be sure
about such things—find the date right
in this issue.
• .   *
The Monkey competition is revived
this week, the question being what he
said when his water pipes burst. No
swear words, unless in the form of a
quotation from some classic writer,
will be permitted. The plumbers
have been busy this week in Victoria,
so lots of readers will be able to
compete on the strength of personal
• •   »
Tf contributors would take the
trouble to read the paper to which
they sent their work they would have
a good idea of what is wanted. So
many people write to me asking just
•what is wanted and how much of it
that I am constrained to give the
above tip. A good, short, snappy
paragraph is worth many long screeds
about nothing in particular. Another
point—some contributors forget that
an editor seldom has eyes that can
stand quite the worst kind of handwriting.
Miss Agnes Deans Cameron will
contribute to the next issue of The
Week nn article on the subject of
"mixed" schools. This is a debatable subject and may lead to an interesting discussion. Apart from the
standpoint of economy, I am inclined
to think that the system has not had
good results. Miss Cameron, I believe, takes the opposite view.
• •   *
I am always glad to receive from
readers comments on the contents of
the paper, which department they
prefer, smrgestions for new features
and so forth. One correspondent
wrote this week that he preferred
the original short stories to anything
else. I am glad to sav that this department hns come in for a good deal
of commendation latelv. Original
work of this sort should be appreciated. Another correspondent writes
that he appreciates what he calls "the
independent spirit manifested in the
editorial columns." Very nice of
him; some people in Victoria seem
to be a little afraid, of that independence.
• •   •
A subscriber on Salt Spring Island
writes calling my attention to the considerable trade done by the Victoria
merchants with thnt and the adjacent
islands of the Gulf, nnd expresses n
hope that Victorians will not allow
the Victoria Terminal railroad and
the steamer attached to it to be absorbed by some big transportation
eompanv which mny be mors interested in Vancouver thnn in Victor!".
Tf this happens, he is afraid the trade
will be lost to this city.
Tsar Nikolas sat up in his bed one
Pale as a ghost and shiv'ring with
fright; .. a
The Chamberlain gave him a good nip
of whisky,
And   Nikolas   Nikolaevitch   thickly
said thisky:
"Oh, Chamberlain, Chamberlain, woe
unto me,
I've dreamed a dream that has sent
me squee jee;
I thought that I saw there, descends
ing the stair,
A vision that chilled me and raised
up my hair.
" 'Twas a goblin of horribly fantastical mien,
As if it had walked out of a Japanese screen;
It chattered just like an alarm clock
going off—
'Nichi shampoo Kur-r-r-iki, hari kari
n'g'off!' "
What meant the foul demon I cannot surmise;
'Twas maybe a Nihilist dressed in
Call up my interpreter and let him
The meaning of words that sound so
The linguist with gravity heard the
strange tale,
Fingered his forehead and then turned pale.
"Alas, mighty Tsar, of the Russias
I'm afraid that you've had a mighty
close call! '
'' The language employed by the spectral intruder
Was rude; nay, could scarce have
been ruder:—
'We've finished your navy; next your
armies we'll do,
And then we'll make very short work
of you.
" 'lour   guards    may    cunningly
scheme your defence,
And watch you with care the most
But we're coming, we're coming to
cook your goose;
So Nikolas Nikolaevitch, prepare   to
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Hats for Men.—Well dressed mer j
are careful about their headgear. The
shape and appearance of the hat a
man wears makes a lot of difference
in his looks. In this store we 'aim to
fit you to a hat which suits you in
every particular. Finch & Finch, 57
Government street.
The most delicious sweetmeat now
on the market in Victoria and at the
same time the most wholesome, is
the HOME-MADE BUTTER TOFFEE, manufactured by W. R. Hartley, 74 Yates street.
W. H.  Finlayson
Real Estate and Insurance Agent.
76| Government Street
Over Western Union Telegraph Co.-'
A genuine Cravenette rain coat on
the back is worth two umbrellas in
the hand. Pneumonia comes cheap,
but goes high. A rain coat is better
than rheumatism and costs much less.
The crnvenetting process don't make
the fabric air-tight, nor yet deluge-
proof, but does make it non-absorbent
of moisture and odorless—nil without
changing its appearance. An idenl
raincoat nnd fall overennt combined
mny he obtained at the "Fit-Reform," Government street. Price,
$15, $18 or $20. A raincoat is n necessity, not n luxury.
To buy a suit of wool underwear
that fits perfectly and known that it
will continue to fit perfectly, no matter how often or how carelessly it is
washed—that is the proposition for
men to consider. We guarantee the
unshrinkable feature—a new suit if
one should ever shrink. Finch &
Finch, 57 Government street.
STRAWBERRIES, Etc., home grown
and home made. Insist on having
Just Received
A large consignment of
Extra fine quality.
Ask for Price Lists.
Johnston's Seed Store
City Market.
Assembly Dancing Academy
Mesdames Dickinson & Simpson will
resume their dancing classes Saturday,
Oct. ist, Assembly Hall, Fort St.
Monday afternoon, children's fancy
dances, 3.30 to s p.m.
Monday evening, beginners classes.
Tuesday evening, Cotillon club.
Thursday, Social Night, 8.30to 11 p.m.
Friday afternoon, children's pnvate
Saturday afternoon, general class 2.15.
Private Lessons Given.
PHONE  B81 the week, Saturday, jan. 14 1908,
The Handicap
of riarriage
■ Curious Comments on a Curious Subject by a Curious and Famous Writer.
In a leading London newspaper of
recent date, John Oliver Hobbes(Mrs.
Craigie) had the following somewhat
startling commentary upon the much-
discussed question of the married
state. She takes ground that may
appeal to the ideas and prejudices of
many of The Week's readers. Mrs.
Craigie's letter is as follows:
Sir. There is one thing only which
can make the marriage relation, even
in thu Kindest financial circum-
s aii'.'s, gted for the race or good for
individuals. That one indispensable
gift is th': gift of loving. People
marry lor money, for a home, for social advancement, or as a concession
lo respectability or under the spur
of a sudden caprice, or in obedience
to a stronger will, or in order to
have legitimate heirs. Now and again
one hears of a love-match; one is
pleir.-ed,; one is interested; one is
told, a. a rule, that the pair will not
be very well off, one wonders what
will happen; one envies the energy
of (Lt determined people. But it is
not energy which drives men and women into such marriages as the world
tails reckless. It is a master-impulse,
which can no more be beaten than the
o'c-ean can be beaten down into a soil.
And although passion may, and must,
play its part in the impulse, it is a
minor part in comparison with the
imperious, constant need of the necessary other life. Some natures
cannot exist at all, and others are
starved unless they find the peculiar
temperaments which deepen, or soften, or supplement, or hallow their
own tendencies.
Mr. Brereton, however, ignores the
sentimental and natural needs of the
human being. The reason he gives
for the present distrust of marriage
is ns curious as the phenomenon
which he has endeavored so ably ta
explain. He blames the selfishness of
the modern women—especially the
women of the well-to-do, the burgess,
and the upper-middle classes. He
should have blamed their unselfishness. Women, where their feelings
are in question, are not selfish
enough; they appraise themselves not
too dearly, but far too cheaply; it is
. the suicidal unselfishness of women
which makes the selfishness of the
modern bachelor possible. Bachelors
are not all miscogynists, and the fact
that a man remains unmarried is no
proof that he is insensible to the
charm of a woman's companionship,
or that he does not have such companionship, on irresponsible terms,
to a most considerable degree. Why
should the average vain young man,
egoistic by organism and education,
work hard or make sacrifices for the
sake of any particular woman, while
so many are too willing to share his
life without joining it, and so many
more wait eagerly on his steps to destroy any chivalry or tenderness he
may have been born with? Modern
women give bachelors no time to miss
them, and no opportunity to need
them: their devotion is undisciplined,
and it becomes a curse rather than
a blessing to its object. Why? Because women have this strange power of concentration and self-abnegation in their love; they cannot do
enough to prove their kindness. And
when they have done all, and have
been at no pains to secure their own
position, they realize that they have
erred through excess of generosity
and the desire to please. This is
the unselfishness shown toward bachelors. But surely we see yet greater
unselfishness shown by wives toward
their husbands. The vain, silly type
of helpmate, su well described by Mr.
Brereton, is an exception, and it must
be remembered, in common fairness,
that she is always chosen from a vain,
silly set; she has been trained to
care mainly for dress, and parties,
and admiration. The man has probably married her just because she
seemed lively and moved in an amus-
ins-. pleasure-seeking circle. If men
wont good wives, they must keep
good company.
It is quite true that two people
must find all their joy in each other
if they undertake to marry, and bring
up children, on a small income. It
is quite true,_ also, that any young
married man in quest of ornamental
or picturesque appointments is discouraged hy all his superiors and
boycotted by the wives of his supe-
rinrs. He finds himself left out of
all the "fun," and even if he has
made what is called a suitable match
from the financial or. the social standpoint, he is soon taught that his
wife is a bore, or perhaps too agreeable, or perhaps too popular, or perhaps too important—through her connections or otherwise—or perhaps too
humdrum. She will disturb, in one
way or another, the balance of power
among the seniors. Whoever she may
be. she is not wanted. Thus, many
pleasant, passably intelligent, but
weak men live in the terror of being
"dropped" by, or of not being able
to keep pace with, the patrons whom
they like to call their friends. They
are not content to remain with other
young couples of their own status;
they are always hoping and meaning
to better themselves, and they confuse the yearnings of snobbery with
honourable ambition. They go to
houses where they are entertained on
sufferance, because they are single
men, and single men are always useful. They have not the sense to see
that a man whose position depends
on his playing the gentleman-in-waiting, the aide-de-camp, or the cloak-
carrier with a certain grace, has no
position at all when his figure has
once lost its smartness and his pocket money runs short. To such young
men marriage is indeed a handicap,
but can it be maintained ,for a moment that it is to the advantage of
the State that men of this calibre
should become the nominal heads
even of the most insignificant families? A correspondent in the Times
gives the painful example of a long
engagement between an heroic girl
and a tepid lover, who spends his five
hundred a year on amusements and
himself. He says he cannot afford to
marry. The truth is that he is seriously attached to no one; he has arranged his life on freer lines.
On the other hand, a laree number of men and women are constitutionally unwilling to marry. This is
not because they are selfish, or because they are vicious, or because
they are incapable of affection, or because they shirk responsibilties. They
may lack the. overmastering impulse;
they may have ideals and they will
not accept compromises; sometimes
they meet their loves too late and
their fate is tragic. All fates are not
domestic, and if some find Borrow in
marriage, some find sorrow in singleness; some, too, do not find sorrow
anywhere, and, isolated, live serenely enough, contented with mild
friendships and no human ties.
But it is fantastic to suppose that
a man of mettle can be kept from
his proper goal by the vagaries or
faults of his wife, and a man who
apologized for his failure to succeed
on such a ground would have immense
difficulty in persuading the experienced that he was not a poor creature.
Quick Schedule for Coast Trains-
Spokane Looking for the Trade.
Fernie was invaded yesterday by a
group of bright, energetic Great
Northern officials who came to inaugurate a daily passenger service over
the G. N. R. into Fernie, says the
Fernie Free Press of January 6th.
Accompanying Mr. Yerkes, general
western passenger agent, of Seattle,
were H. A. Jackson, of Spokane, and
F. L. Clarke, Jr., general western
agent G. N. Express Co. A first class
dailv passenger service will be put
on between Fernie and Rexford,
Mont., on January 10th, to make close
connections at the latter point with
coast trains. The Fernie-Rexford
train will be supplied with a baggage,
a second-class and a first-class coach.
The distance over the line is 62jniles.
The schedule reduces the time formerly taken to reach the coast very
considerably. Spokane can be reached from Femie in 9 hours 55 minutes; Seattle in 23 hours 40 minutes,
and Vancouver in 29 hours 45 minutes. It took 60 hours to reach Vancouver on the C. P. R. lines.
Mr. Clarke, of the Express Company, states that he is making preparations to handle fish, fruits and all
other perishable merchandise over the
new line in a first-class manner and
he hnd no doubt that a large trade
would be worked up between Spokane
nnd Fernie.
More B. C. trade, going to Washington State!
Fnr pure and whnlesnme sweetmeats, fnr dclicinus English toffees
and fine chncolares, you cannot heat
W. R. HARTLEY, Candy Manufacturer, 74 Yates street. The mnst reliable candv maker in town.
"Babette" Describes Some of the
After Holiday Bargains Now
Being Offered.
Dear Madge:
I am so sorry you are not in town,
now that the cheap sales are on, he-
cause I know how you revel in them.
I wonder why it is that these sales
invariably take place when I am (to
use Western slang) "broke." Perhaps, mon ami, you will think 'tis
better thus, but you must agree with
me when I say that it is rather inconvenient. However, I may be able
to do a little shopping for you, when
you hear of the great bargains that
are to be had. Yesterday I paid a
visit to a few of the dry goods stores
that are advertising their slaughter
sales, and I certainly found many
things at extraordinarily low prices.
Just fancy, Madge, beautiful China
silk and crepe de chine blouse, a
mass of tucks and insertion, at from
$3 to $5! At another counter I saw
such pretty remnants of all-over lace
and embroidery for only 50 cents
per yard. 0! how I longed for a
purse full of big "silver cart
Velveteens, also, are very cheap
just now, only 35 cents per yard,
and one has quite a choice of colors.
I saw a very pretty shade of dark
heliotrope that might be made up
beautifully into a smart opera cloak,
if trimmed with good lace and fur.
Shopping bags, reticules, etc, seem
to be a drug on the market; they
exist in all shapes and sizes, and the
prices range from 25 cents to $7.
For $1.50 one can get quite a respectable leather bag, which originally
(that is, before Christmas) was marked $3.50.
At one corner of this large department store, I saw a great number of the fair sex congregated in
one solid mass, as it were, those on
the outside edges craning their necks
and hopping from one foot to another in a high state of excitement.
I at once imagined some one in a
faint, or a fit, and inquired the cause
of this disturbance of a casual old
lady, whom I saw coming from that
direction. She simply said, "Hats;
now's vour chance." Well, Madge,
I never saw such a mad rush for
hats in my life, and they certainly
were cheap. Think of this: Ready-
to-wear hats from 75 cents to $4.75,
and quite smart ones, too. Even I,
the model of economy at present,
was tempted then. But no! I said
I would not be weak, and bravely
passed on.
Then I found myself in the fancy
neckwear department. Here dozens
and dozens of pretty lace collars,
ties, neck ribbons and fichus were
selling for the small sums of 25, 50
and 75 cents. One dainty collar I
noticed was made of cream lace, and
studded with turquoise blue beads,
with a tiny band of the same blue
colored velvet around the ton. This
collar could be easily copied and
made at home; it only requires a little patience in sewing the beads on.
and the effect, I nm sure, when finished, would repay one for the
After rambling over this shop from
top to bottom, I betook myself to another large store over the way. This
place was crowded, also; every one
seems to recognize that unusual values
are being offered, and that this is the
month of great money-saving in home
and personal needs. Remnants of
dress goods were being offered here
at exceptionally low prices. I noticed some verv fine Scotch tweeds
and homespuns, of the nondescript
mixture, that wears so well. The
regular price of these goods is $1.25
per yard, and thev were selling them
at 75 cents. This sort of material
makes up beautifully in Norfolk
suits or in tight fitting three-quarter
length coat and tailor-made skirt;
in fact, it is always smart for travelling and outing costumes. The lingerie here is also very cheap. Really,
it does seem extraordinary to me how
they can make such dainty little corset covers, like those I sow on the
counters, tucked nnd trimmed with
fairly good Isce, for 50 cents each,
some even as low as 25 cents. Besides these cheaper ones, there were
others made of fine all-over embroidery, finished nff with fine narrow
edging, in embroidery also, and
matching as near as possible the bodice part. This is a novel idea, and
the effect is very prettv. You should
make snme, Madge: I am sure you
will like them.
Tailnr-made suits, rain enats and
ndd jackets are greatlv reduced. T
saw such a prettv frnck fnr only $10.
It was of dark brown cloth, piped
with a lighter shade of brown velvet.
The coat was made short and tight
fitting, and the sleeves were wide and
loose with broad cuffs. Straps came
from the neck to the shoulder, edged
with the piping and finished off with
a fancy button. Straps were the
only trimming. The skirt was pleated to the knees, falling out around
the feet, and not quite touching the
Now, good-bye, for the   present;
will write you again next week.
Indian Fisherman Secures Fish Off
Beechy Head—May Mean Development in Fishing Industry.
On Wednesday last an Indian fisherman who had his net out in Beechy
Bay landed about 85 mackerel. These
succulent little fish ran headlong into
his net, closely pursued by some larger fish, which, however, was not taken. The mackerel were sold m the
city on Thursday and pronounced by
several buyers as very excellent in
quality and flavor.
The general belief in the city is
that mackerel never before have been
caught in our waters, but one Indian fisherman—among several questioned by a representative of The
Week—declared that his father,' who
had followed the same occupation,
had told him that 40 years ago a considerable quantity of mackerel was
taken near Victoria. However, Indian records of this sort are not always reliable, and there may be people in Victoria who can give better
Be that is it may, it is quite certain that mackerel have not reached
this latitude in any quantity before
and the catch may have considerable
significance. In the first place it is
pretty certain that the fish caught
must have been separated from a larger school which travelled up here,
probably by a raid upon the school by
some enemy, and it will be interesting to learn if any more mackerel are
taken and where. .'It is highly improbable that only a few hundred of
the fish would have come up North,
as these fish travel in large bodies.
In the second place, the question
arises as to whether there is any
chance of the mackerel permanently
establishing themselves in these waters. If they do so, it will mean an
important addition to the local fishing industry. The mackerel business
in California, for instance, is of great
The mackerel taken are of the type
found in southern waters. They have
not the spots which mark the Atlantic mackerel, but in other respects
they are very similar. Some Atlantic
mackerel were placed in Californian
waters some time ago, but owing to
the different marking, the fish taken
here can hardly have come from that
Victoria Poultry
and Pet Stock
Associat'n Show
11-14 January 1905
Old Methodist Church
Good Light.   Best of Cooping.
Generous Premiums.
Entries close January 5, 1905.   Catalogues may be had from
W. A. JAMESON, Secretary
71 Fort Street.
5O Cents per Month. All
the Latest Novels
86 Yates Street
The Taylor Mill Co.,
All kinds of Building Material,
210 Government St. Victoria, B.C.
Ladies Hats Artistically Trimmed and
made up, customers furnishing their
own trimming?. Panama hats re-blocked and cleaned.
6$/* Fort street
Mr. W. H. Finlayson, a member of
one of the oldest Victoria families,
has opened up in the real estate and
insurance business. He has established himself in offices at 76y2 Government street, where he will be glad
to show visitors some first class bargains.
Among some of the handsome
calendars issued by Victoria firms,
that of The Colonist P. & P. Company
is of especial interest as an example
of the excellent lithographing work
done in the office. Mr. R. E. Brett,
agent for the United States Fidelity
and Guarantee Company, has also
distributed some workmanlike calendars.
Auction Sale
Hardy Bay Town Lots
At the Opera House, Ladysmith, at
4 and 8 o'clock, on
Saturday, January 14
No Reserve.
Terms suitable to all.
W.  J0NE5
Dominion Government Auctioneer.
Hotel Davies
Our Rooms ale the most central, tbe
best furnished and most comfortable in
the city.
The "famous Poodle Dog Restaurant in
the building.   Cuisine unexcelled.
Independent Poreetera.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets in No. 1 Ilall
A. O. U. W„ ist and 3rd Tuesdays al 8 p. m.
Thos. Le Meiseurier, Fin. Sec., Garbally Rd.
K. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec, 101 Chatham Steeet.
Praternal Order ol Baglee.
Victoria Aerie No. 11 F. 0. H. meeta every
Wednesday evening In Kagle Hall, Adelphl
Block, at 8:30 p. ui. Sojour. 1 g brothers mad*
welcome. Joseph Wachter, ». President; Frank
LeRov w. Secretary.
Northern  Light, No.  5935.
A. O. P.
Meets >t, and 4th Wednesday in each month
in K. ol P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting members
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. F. Fullerton
Knights of Pythlae.
Far West Lodge No. 1 meets at their Hall, ear
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday at I
p.m.   Sojourning brothers are always welcome.
J.II. Penketh, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. of R.ftS.
Box 544.
Juvealla Ancient Order ol Poroatora
Court No, 1 meets llrst Tuesday iu each month
at K. of P. Hall. Adult Foresters are always
welcome. S. L, Redgrave, President; K. A.
Laken, Secretary.
Some Things
Money Will Buy.
A pot of tea, or coffee with cake.... 16c
"      "      Bread and Butter 16o
"      "      Anchovy Toast 16o
"      "      Sardines on toast 15c
A pot of tea, or coffee with Biscuits 10c
nikado Tea Room
recommended by the medical faculty for Rheumatism, Sciatica, stiff Joints, etc.    Apply to
MISS ELLISON, 71 Fort Street, Victoria.
Telephone 1110. Balmoral Block. 6
Social News and Gossip
Miss Violet Vernon Married to Cap-
.     tain Blandy, R. E., at Christ
Church Cathedral.
At Christ Church Cathedral on
Tuesday afternoon last, Miss Violet
Mary Vernon, only daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. A. Vernon, of "Ivy
Hill," Humboldt street, was married
to Captain Lyster F. Blandy, Royal
Engineers, now stationed at Halifax,
N.S., and formerly at Work Point,
was performed by the Rev. Canan
Beanlands, M.A., rector of the cathedral, assisted by the Rt. Rev. the
Bishop of Columbia.
If there is any truth in the old
adage, "Happy is the bride on whom
the sun shines," then one of the most
popular of Victoria's young ladies
has entered on a blissful period of
her existence, for never did sun shine
brighter than on Miss Vernon's wedding day. The cathedral was beautifully decorated with festoons of evergreens and large clusters of white
carnations, while the altar was a
mass of beautiful white chrysanthemums. Among the large and fashionable congregation, the bright red
coats of the fellow officers of the
groom were conspicuous, and the
right aisle was completely taken up
by the Royal Engineers from the
Barracks. Long before the arrival of
the bridal party, the church was
packed to the doors, and the ushers
were kept busy keeping the centre
aisle clear for the invited guests.
At the appointed time the fair
young bride was escorted by her
father up to the altar rails, followed
by her two maids of honor, Miss
Alice Bell and Miss V. Pooley, and
four wee bridesmaids, Misses Kathleen and Muriel Dunsmuir, Angela
Blandy and Doris Watts. The bride
was magnificently gowned in ivory
Duchesse satin, trimmed with some
rare old Brussels lace, which was
worn by her mother when she, too,
was a bride. The wedding veil was
caught up with dainty sprays of
orange blossoms, and the bride carried a large shower bouquet of roses
and ferns. Her ornaments were a
beautiful diamond star, the gift of
the groom, and a lovely quaint nld
pearl brooch that belonged to her
grandmother. The maids of honor
wore pretty gowns of pale blue crepe
de chine, with many frills. Large
pale blue panne velvet picture hats,
with bunches of scarlet berries, completed their costumes. The little
bridesmaids were daintily attired in
white, and carried baskets of white
flowers and scarlet berries.   ..
Capt. Popham, A. M. C, acted as
groomsman, and the ushers were
Messrs. W. Y. Willis, R. N., Charles
Vernon, H. Fall, G. Johnson and J.
A. Rithet.
After the impressive marriage ceremony, the happy couple passed down
the centre aisle to the strains of
Mendelssohn's well-known wedding
march, and under a long archway of
crossed swords of the officers of the
Royal Engineers. The bridal party
and o-nests then repaired to the
Driard Hotel, where a reception was
held, and five hundred or more gathered to offer good wishes and congratulations to the newly wedded
couple. The spacious drawing rooms
of the hotel were nicely decorated
with evergreens, smilax, white and
scarlet carnations and chrysanthemums. Tho supper table was daintily
arranged in white and silver, with
the large five-layer wedding cake in
the centre. After numerous speeches
the health of the bride was proposed
and heartily drunk by nil those
Mrs. Charles Vernon, mother of
the bride, received in a beautiful
black silk dress and wore diamond
ornaments and rich lace.
Amon~ the smartly gowned guests
were noticed: Mrs. Bunbury, in pale
heliotrope with picture hat io match;
Mrs. Rland, in a smart dress of brown
cloth With rich furs and toqu0 of
brown velvet; Mrs. Watts, becomingly gowned in pale blue with white
marabou stole and large white hat;
Mrs, Barnard, who wore dark red
with sable; Mrs. Frank Hanington,
in black with white trimmings; Miss
Brhdy, in n very pretty grey velvet
dross, with hat nf sable; Mrs. Cup-
pace, who looked smart, in cream
voile with large pale blue hat; Mrs,
Oihbs. who wnre a dainty gnwn nf
white over pale green, with a black-
hat; Mrs. James Dunsmuir, who was
much admired; in a lovely gown , of
brown chiffon velvet, with toque to
match, trimmed with cerise colored
roses: Mrs. Hood wore white and a
large picture hat with pale pink
roses; Mrs, A. Martin wore a pretty
gown.of dark green cloth and black
hat; Mrs. Gillespie, in a grey velvet
dress with a dark red hat and ermine furs; Miss Flumerfelt wore
pale blue and large picture hat trimmed with parma violets; Mrs. A. W.
Jones wore dark grey velvet and
sable muff and stole; Mrs. Rithet
was beautifully gowned in rich black
guipure and black silk; Mrs. Genge
wore white voile with large black
lliat; Miss Pooley wore a handsome
dress of pale blue, relieved with
touches of black velvet and a blue
panne velvet hat with large black
plume; Mrs. Pooley was in seal brown
cloth with toque to match; Mrs. Langworthy wore pale green with white
lace, and large black picture hat;
Miss McEnnry looked smart in white
voile; Miss Eberts wore a tan cloth
gown, with black hat; Miss Loewen
wore white, and Miss G. Loewen wore
mauve; Mrs. Thorpe-Doubble wore a
smart, frock of pale blue with hat to
Captain and Mrs. Blandy left for
San Francisco in the evening for
their honeymoon tour, on the conclusion of which they will take up
their residence in Halifax.
The Presents.
The presents were numerous and
beautiful, many coming from long
distances.   Following is a list:
L. F. Blandy, pearl and enamel
necklace, pearl brooch and diamond
star; Charles A. Vernon, cheque; Mrs.
C. A. Vernon, old silver, Brussels lace
and diamond ring; Mrs. M. E. McTavish, cheque, pearl brooch, two silver entree dishes, lace table cloth
and jewel case; F. G. Vernon, cheque,
cut glass decanters and silver case;
Miss Beatrice Vernon, London, Eng.,
gold curb bracelet; C. H. Vernon, silver afternoon tea kettle; Mrs. Blandy,
cheque; Miss Blandy canteen of silver; Mrs. Nichol, Miss M. Blandy
and Nicholas Blandy, silver lamp; J.
Blniidy-.Tenkins, cheque; J. Carne-
Blandv. silver tray; General and Mi's.
Dawson Scott, silver cigarette box;
Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Fuller, cheque;
Miss Gena Fuller, silk embroidery;
Masters Duncan and Nick Fuller,
black seal and silver purse; Misses
Constance and Margaret Blandy,
hand painted tortoise fan; Dr. Mansfield, nair Cloisonne vases and silver
calendar; Commander Sandeman, silver tea set and spoons; Miss Bromley, England, silver belt buckle; Major and Mrs. Black, silver frame; Mr.
and Mrs. Rithet, case silver and
mother-of-pearl fish nnd fruit knives
and forks; Commander Hunt, large
silver teapot; Capt. and Mrs. Brady,
R. E., travelling clock and silver case;
Mrs. Bancroft, fancy work; Miss
Alice Bell, Louis XIV. clock; Mrs.
Bell, silver photo frame; Mrs. Good-
hart, silver frame; Mr. Boscowitz,
London, England, pearl and turquoise
bracelet, diamond and ruby pendant,
diamond fish brooch; Mr. and Mrs.
Hugo Beaven, silver bon-bon dish;
Kip, embroidered padded silk dressing gown; Lieut, and Mrs. Arthur
Bromley, silver tea set; Mr. and
Mrs. Burton, clock; Capt. Bowdior,
R. E., silver frame: Mr. and Mrs.
Rnbin Dunsmuir, cut glass and silver
biscuit jar; Capt. nnd Mrs. Watts,
travelling clock, silver case; Rev. D.
D'unlop, cut glass and silver bowl;
Mr. nnd, Mrs. Edwin Johnstone, silver-mounted umbrella; Alexis Martin. Crown Derby'plate; Mr. Scott
Whitin" silver portrait frame: Colonel and Mrs. A. W. Jones, pair silver
candlesticks: A. J. C. Gnllctly, pair
silver frames; Mr. and Mrs. Cuppage, cut glass dish; Mrs, Powell,
silver mirror; Mrs. R. W. Pearse,
cheque; Dr. J. S. Helmcken, cheque:
Hon. Mr. and Mrs. Hood, silver
frame; Mr. and Mrs. Lawless, Ireland gold and turquoise bracelet;
Capt. and Mrs. Parry, silver box; Mr.
and Mrs. E. M. Jnhiisnn, tea set; Mr.
Justice Drake, silver travelling clnek;
Mrs, McCnllnm. silver frame: Dr.
and Mrs, 0. M. .Lines, silver frame;
Judge and Mrs. Cornwall, cheque:
Mile. Fensch do Kerper, embroidered tea clnth: Mr. Stamford,
cheque: Mr. nnd Mrs. Johnson, silver
snltsj Mrs. nnd Miss Maclntiald. silver jewel case: f.ipl. and Mrs. Bunbury. pearl and ruby brooch: Chnl-
lnner & Mitchell, hand-painted vase;
A. T, Mpnfeith, cut glass cream ing
and sugar basin; Capt. and Mrs. Davidson, hand painted fan; Mr. Cam-
biet brass jewel box; Mrs. Hickling,
cut glass and silver puff, box; Colonel English, Major Bland and; officers
of, the Garrison, pair ..silver candlesticks with shades; Mr, Menzies, pair
cut glass vases: Mr, and Mrs. C. P.
Wolley, fish slice and fork; Mrs.
Bland cut glass and silver claret jug;
Mr. and Mrs. J. Laing, Tiffany vase;
Colonel and Mrs. Prior, case silver
spoons: Mr. and Mrs. Little, case silver spoons: E. P. Colley, silver bonbon dish; Arthur Gore, silver scent
bottle; C—1 Popham, silver coffee
service on silver tray; Miss Olive
Boswell, silver photo frame; A. W.
Vowell, silver fruit dish; the Misses
Devereanx, silver frame: Mr. and
Mrs. Long, Rossland^ silver berry
spoon; Mrs. James Dunsmuir, cheque:
Mrs. Pemberton, silver bon-bon dish:
Mr. and Mrs. Gore, Limoges vase;
Mrs. Rome and Mrs. Blaiklnck, silver
tea strainer; J. C. Cambie, silver
frame; Miss Woodward, water color
naintiw W. Fisher, silver frame;
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Pooley, silver
berry spoon- Miss Violet Powell, silver salts; Mr. and Mrs. Gen?" «''
bntter dish • Justice and Mrs. Martin,
silver ink bottle; H. Pollen, silver
powder box; Mr. and Mrs. Lampman,
Tiffany vase; Mrs. Macdonald, pin
cushion; Mr. and Mrs. E. Crow Baker,
silver bon-bon dish; Commander and
Mrs. Thorpe-Doubble, four silver
peppers; Mr. and Mrs. Gavin Burns,
G. clock; Mr. and Mrs. Flumerfelt, silver salts: Miss Flumerfelt.
cut "•lass and silver scent bottle: Ah
Young. Chinese tea set; Ah Wing,
embroidered cloth: Mrs. Roper, two
gold pins; Miss Cornwall, two gold
Monteith, Miss Pooley, Miss V.
Pooley and-Mrr"Tom Pooley, Miss-
Foster, Mrs. Thorp-Double, Miss T,
Drake, Miss"Violet Drake, the Misses
Tilton, Miss Todd,'Miss Mara, Miss
Alice Belli Miss |&. Green, Miss
Phipps, Miss E.. Hanington, Mr. D.
Hanington, Miss Bullen, Mr. D. Bullen, Miss Brady, Miss Dupont, Miss
Irvin™ and Mi\ W, Irving, Messrs.
Jones, Foot, Morris, F. Hanington,
J. Cambie, B. Prior, B. and L. Bell,
Harvey,   Irvine,   Forsyth   and   G.
Johnson. .
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At Cutler, near Sudbury, Ontario,
S. P. Dawson, one of Fernie's most
energetic contractors, was married
last Saturday to Miss Ethel Foster.
They will make their home in Fernie.
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Miss Phoebe Boak and Mr. Thos.
McKenzie Archibald, of Nanaimo,
were uited in marriage by the Rev.
A. E. Heatherington last Saturday.
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A masquerade ball is to be given
in the Assembly Hall at Nanaimo on
January 16th. The affair is looked
forward to as the event of the season and large numbers of Coal City
people have signified their intention
of taking it in.
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Mr. R. Grant, M. P. P., of Cumberland, has returned home after an
extended sojourn on Mr. Fortune's
ranch near Kamloops, where he went
in search of better health.   He has
quite recovered.
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Mrs. N. B. Grisley, of Elford street,
gave a small tea to a few of her
friends on Tuesday last, in honor of
Miss Jefferies.   Among   the   ladies
Going Straight
The report has gone out that there'a
no other drug store in this section of
the country to compare with ours.
Its central location (right ln the-
midst of everything), its superb
equipment, its excellent corps of
clerks, its accommodating methoda
and ita superiority in every line,
draw the trade to it. Unless you
have been here you do not know
what advantages are in store for you
here. We are going atraight ahead
In all that makes for satlsiaction.
««n.i.sr-> ||   xry Luwney'g Pig Comtiture, 15c
98 Government Street
Near Yatea St.
pins; Dr. and Mrs. Wasson, vase;
Hon. E. and Mrs. Dewdney, two silver napkin rings; Miss Dunsmuir,
purse- employees B. C. Pottery Co.,
cut glass bowl; Mrs. Dodds, prayer
book, velvet cover; Miss Bodwell,
brass photo frame; Mrs. Langley,
hand painted chiffon scarf; Tronson
Vernon, cheque; Miss Keefer, cut
glass carver rests and sachet; Mr.
and Mrs. Jos. Hunter, silver frame;
Major Dupont, silver frame; Mr. and
Mrs. H. Robertson, brass tray; Mr.
Roper, set turquoise buttons; H. Gillespie, two cut glass vases; B, H. T.
Drake, four silver salts; Mr. Hills,
silver butter dish; Miss Powell, silver
frame; Mr. and Mrs. Langworthy, silver fruit dish: J. A. Rithet, silver
cheese scoop; Colonel and Mrs.
Holmes, silver frame; the Misses
Swiney, silver cigarette holder; Mrs.
R. Jones, silver bell' R. Stuart, hand
painted drape; J. J. McEnnery, silver butter dish; F. O'Reilly, silver
pin tray; Mr. and Miss O'Reilly, one
pair silver salts; Mr. and Mrs. D.
!M. Rogers, silver vnse; Mr. and Mrs.
Cdrew Gibson, Dresden china plate;
the Old Hands S. M. Company, R. E.,
silver tea set and trav; the Premier
and Mrs. McBride, silver crumb tray
and scraper: S. Patton, case silver
spoons; Mr. and Mrs. Gibb, lace tea
cosy: Mrs. Rocke and Dr. Herman
Robertson, silver frame; Mrs. Mary
Murphy, two bon-bon dishes nnd silk
handkerchief; Mr. and Mrs. Laundy,
.cut glass and silver scent bottle;
Bishop and, Mrs. Cridge, book; Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Stewart, silver pin
tray: Campbell Sweeney, silver fork;
N. K. Prior, silver puff box; Mrs.
Pemberton, tray: Mr. and Mrs.
Pooloy, cheque.
Tlighwnod. the residence of Mrs.
Gen. Gillespie, wns the scene of a
small dunce nn Wednesday evening
last. The dance was given fnr tho
younger members nf the familv. who
invited n number nf their friends,
and all enjoyed themselves until the
small hours, Some nf Ihe. guests
were Ihe Misses Monteith, Mr. Roger
present were Mrs. Ker, Mrs. Joe
Wilson, Mrs. R. Brett, the Misses
Angus, Mrs. Simon, Mrs. Buchart,
and the Misses Buchart.
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A. J. Baxter, secretary of the Vancouver Tourist Association, is very
seriously ill.
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Mayor Keary, of New Westminster, just elected for his third consecutive term of office, was in Victoria during the week on business.
The Rev. H. H. Gowen delivered
the first of his interesting lectures on
Tuesday evening, January 10th. The
attendance was not as good as was
expected, and it is hoped that in the
future a larger number will be present. All the following lectures will
be given in the drawing-room of the
Driard Hotel, Mr. Harrison having
kindly allowed the Tuesday Club the
use of this room for that purpose.
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The annual ball of the Native Sons
will be held on Friday, February 10,
in the Assembly rooms. The Native
Sons intend making this event the
gala dance of the year and will spare
no expense to accomplish this end.
The following members of the order
have the dance in hand: Chnirman
of general committee, W. H. Langley; secretary, Arthur E. Hnynes;
treasurer, S. Sea, Jr.; supper committee, Jos. E. Wilson, Chas. F.
Gardiner, Arnot Kerr, W. A. Law-
son and Phil Austin; hall and decorations, W. H. Langley and the gen-
l eral committee: music, Jas. Fletcher,
1 Frank' Higgins nnd Arthur E. Haynes;
printing,  Frank Higgins  and 0. F.
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Miss Clnto, of New Westminster,
sisler nf Airs. (T)r.) Fagan, nf this
city, is paying a visit tn Mrs. Tlins.
Tye, nf 277 Douglns street.
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Mr. Gen. L. Courtney, traffic manager fnr the E. & N. railway, is making a Hying trip to Hie east.
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g Full line of \    ,
Granite'and Tinware for Householders.
Wharf St. VICTORIA R.C.,
Telephone 3.   P. O. Box 423.
All kinds of
Hair Wort
55 Douglas St.
iA. /♦ Clyde,
Sole Agent forjjthe
Stoves and <Ranges
Everything for the kitchen in
Tin, Agate, Wood and Fibre
Wares, and Prices Are
42 Johnson Street
Phone 855
P. 0. Box 45
Manicuring and Hair Dressing Parlors
65% Fort Street
Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
A. 0. U. W. Hall
Member National Association Masters oi
Classes—Monday ev'g, Advanced. Wednesday
eT'g, Beginners. Friday evening, intermediate.   Alternate Thursdays, Clnb night.
Phone B1089.
Signor Ernesto Claudio
Of the Conservtaory of Music, Napoli
(Italy), in addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, will conduct a special class in the art of accompaniment to a limited number of advanced piano pupils. Apply at studio,
over Imperial Bank, corner Yates and
Government Streets.
Established 1858.
A. W. bridgman,
Real Estate, Financial am
Insurance Agent
Agent Commercial Union Assurance Oo
Ltd., of London, England,
London Assurance Corporation.
41 Government St
1*1. B. Cigars ?
Telephone 382 ,55 Fort Stree
Furnished Rooms
For gentlemen, with bath and electric
light; every convenience.
Yates Street. I iHK  WEEK,  SATURDAY,  JAN% 14, 1908
The Stage
The Redmond Theatre.
Victoria theatre-goers will regret
the departure of the Redmond Stock
Company who have played so successful and satisfying a season at the
neV theatre. However, the parting is
not likely to be forever, as Mr. RedV
mond retains his theatre and makes
this move on sound managerial principles. The first season of the Redmond Company in Victoria closes tonight, when no doubt there will be a
bumper house to see the amusing
comedy, "Brother John."
Commencing on Monday, the Platt-
with the greatest ease, and with apparently not the slightest discomfort,
puts swords, knives, razors, saws, bayonets, scissors and innumerable other
instruments, some fifteen inches down
her throat. A sensational finale is
the firing of a small cannon about
two feet long and six inches in diameter at the butt, which is attached
to the hilt of a bayonet inserted in
her throat. There is nothing revolt
ing in the act nor is there any "fake"
about it, although it excites the
amazement of medical men and laymen alike.
Another strong feature which keeps
the audience in convulsions from
start to finish is the turn of O'Brien
and West, comedians, in a running
iVtec?-  -Vi>
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Leading Lady Flatt Fanning Company
Fanning Company open at the Redmond Theatre for a season of indefinite duration. The first play produced will be "The Black Flag," an
English melo-drama of well established popularity. During the second
half of the week the bill will be,
"Shall We Forgive Her?" a pleasant
problem play, the scene of which is
laid partly in the Australian bush and
partly in England. The Platt-Fan-
ning Company is nn excellent organization and can be counted a good
successor to the Redmond's.
At The Grand.
Manager Jamieson, of the Grand
Theatre, on Johnson street, reports
big business during the entire week.
The offering nt this pnpular house is
a strong one. The principal feature,
and undoubtedly the one to which
the large attendance is mainly attributable, being the marvellous act of
tho Cliffords, in which Miss Clifford,
fire of up-to-date gags and comic
songs. The Curtis Sisters render operatic and popular selections iu
pleasing voice, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Morrell bring down the house in a
most amusing comedy sketch entitled
"Home Troubles." Mr. Roberts sings
the illustrated song "There's aMother
Always Waiting for You at Home,
Sweet Home," and the moving pictures offer a very realistic representation of battle and other scenes in
the war between Japan and Russia.
There will be two matinees today, beginning at 2:30, at which only
five cents will be charged for children, and the week will close with
throe performances tonight, beginning
nt 7:30.
For the coming week, Manager
Jamieson promises one of thc best
programmes yet given nt the Grand,
in that the main feature is the greatest novelty yet presented nt a popular priced house.   At very large ex
pense he has secured, almost direct
from the St. Louis exhibition, the
Shak-Hadji-Tahars' troupe of seven
Arabs, as whirling Dervishes, gun-
drilling, acrobatic pyramids, tumbling, and portraying Arabic pastimes. This act, which will undoubtedly pack the Grand from floor to
ceiling every night next week, will
provide the major part of the entertainment, but in addition there will
be Clem Magee, in monologue and
singing cartoon work, and Miss Core
Francis Bowen, a double-voiced nightingale in soprano and baritone selections, both great acts. Mr. Roberts
will sing, "Please Come and Play in
My Yard," and the Manning Sisters
will be new and interesting. The
week will open with the matinee on
Monday afternoon, beginning at 3 p.
m. sharp.
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The Savoy.
"The Rag-Picker's Child," this
week's comedy-dramatic offering,
closes a successful week tonight. The
drama met with big success. The
many specialties introduced were of
the best and all met with a hearty
reception. It is the intention of the
management to offer varied attract
tions, i.e., one week drama, then comedy and burlesque, and at the same
time presenting an entire change of
vaudeville features.
For next week, commencing January 16, the burlesque offering will be
one of Bob Hewlette's merry numbers arranged in one act and called
"The Skule fur Skandul," introducing the entire company in the cast.
This is a musical burletta and, laughable from start to finish. The vaudeville features for the coming week
are snid to be of the best. Among
them may be mentioned the St. Clair
■Sisters, comediennes, and Mamie
•Lawrence, the Colorado nightingale.
These artistes come direct from Denver, Colorado, to Victoria. The holdovers will appear in entire new specialties. Several changes have been
mnde in the stock eompanv, and the
new members come highly recom-
ftnended and are sure to meet with
success. The management have many
•surprises bnnked for the near future
that will prove a revelation to the
mnnv natrons of this popular home
of burlesque, vaudeville and drama.
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The Platt-Fanning Co.
One of the events of the present
theatrical season will bo-the engagement of the Platt-Fauning Company
nt the Redmond Theatre, commencing
on Monday next. They come well
recommended from a six weeks' successful engagement at the Alcazar
Theatre in Seattle. Some of the
plays that this company are producing are "The Black Flag," "Shall
We Forgive Her," "Siberia," "Cinderella," "Monte Cristo," "Bottom
of the Sea," "The Man From Mexico," "The Young Wife," etc. The
company carries its own carpenter
nnd scenic artist, who build .and
paint everything for each play in
their repertoire; Among the members
are such well known players as Frank
Fanning. Sidney Piatt. Rnssel Reid,
William Mullen. Al. Newman. Theodore Joss. Charles Place, Rupert
Drum, Molise Campion, Georgie Francis. Julia Chandler, Maybelle Place,
Jack Medland.
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The Victoria Theatre.
"The New Dahomey," produced
by the Williams and Walker outfit
at the Victoria Theatre nn Thursday
night drew a big crowd, most of
whom enjoyed portions of the performance, which is entirely silly, with
a certain amount of fun in it.
Lnst night the old English comedy, "The Rivals," was creditably
staged by the two Jeffersons and a
capable cast.
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I Miss Grace Pinder, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. Pinder. of this city,
has fnr snme time past been a mem-
i her of the chorus in one of the lead-
j insr comic opera companies now play-
in? in London, Ensrland. This young
lady possesses n splendid voice, nnd
] is sure tn be a success in the profession she has chosen.
Miners Go Out on Strike, for Recognition and a Scale of Wages.
On January 1st at a mass meeting
of the Miners' Union at Coleman a
strike was declared against the International Coal and Coke Co., and
on the following morning the mines
were tied up. The strike was declared with the consent of F. H. Sherman, president of the District Union.
The mine management threatened to
import labor, so eneinemen and firemen were called out and the fires
were drawn. The pumps have been
taken from the mines and everything
points to a bitter fight. The men
are determined to secure the recognition of the union.
At a public meeting of the townspeople on Tuesday a committee was
appointed to wait upon Mr. Galer to
endeavor to get him to meet the
union committee. Mr. Galer is out
of town, meeting his directors, and
nothing has been heard from him.
It is understood that the International company have entered into contracts with the C.P.R. at a very low
figure and this may explain why they
refuse to agree to a scale of wages.
American defaulters drop in here
thinking it is a sequestered nook far
from the madding crowd of detectives' ignoble hurry to round them
up. Two of them discovered this
week that Victoria is not a good
place to spend the lie-low season.
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Knowledge of the Bantu language
may he acquired bv shidving an outline dictionary which is being printed
hy the Oxfnrd University Press U
the order nf the British South Africa
Company. Handbooks dealing with
the Senga and Wisa dialects are tn he
issued next vesr.
Victoria Fr 1 eialm.
Situated in tho Mount Sicker DivMon of
Chomninus District.
Where located.—On thc east slope of Mount
Take notice that,I, W. A. Pier, agent for the
Mount 81cker and Brenton Mini*. iLtmi'ed)
Free Miners' Cerllfloste Nn. U85247 intend,(10
day* from da c hereof, to apply to the M iniiitr
Recorder for Certificate of improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the
above claim. Ann further take notice that scion under seclion 37 must be commenced before
the Issuance of such Certificate of Improve
Dated this 14th day of November. 1904.
The French Senate adopted a Bill
renonlinrr (lie article nf the Civil Cndc
which prnliibifs a divorced persnn
from marrying the cn-respnndent.
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Yarmouth Tnwn Council accepted
the lnwest Beleinn tender fnr tram-
wav rails, the nrice beinc 0s. fid. per
tnn less than tlie lnwest English tender.
In the matter of the Application of
William Farrell for a Certificate
of Indefeasible Title to Subdivision Lots D and E of the Garbally Estate (Map 116) Victoria
District (now Victoria City).
Notice is hereby given that it is
my intention to issue a Certificate of
Indefeasible Title to the above land
to William Farrell on thc 6th day of
February, 1905, unless, in the meantime, a valid   objection   thereto   be
made to me in writing by a person
claiming an estate or interest thereim
or in any part of it.
Land Registry Office, Victoria, B.
C, 31st October, 1904.
Redmond Theatre
Victoria's Popular Family Play House
Opening week January 16, commencing
Monday, Tuesday,   Wednesday
matinee and night, the
Present the Successful English Melodrama
"The Black Flag"
Thursday, Friday, Saturday matinee
and night
Shall We Forgive
Night Prices, io and 35 Cents
Matinees, Wed. and Saturday, ioc.
A few reserved »5C.
Curtain Rises Evening 8:15.
Matinees 2:15.
Call us up Phone 822 and Reserve
Your Seats.
Savoy Theatre
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
New Faces
New Acts
St. Claire Sisters
Singing and Dancing Comediennes.
Owens and Lamar,
Dancing Marvels.
Mamie Lawrence,
Denver Nightingale.
Mile Lanrendeau
Minnie Adams,
Anita DeShontz,
Mae  Mulqueen.
And the One Act Burletta by Bob
Hewlette, entitled
Week of January 23 Reappearance
of Smith and Ellis.
Admission 15 and 25c.
DAILY    >&?
riatinees ioc. all over
Management of
The Shak-Hadji-Tahars
7 Acrobatic Arabs, In Gun Drill-
inir, WMrl-ng Dervishes. Acrobatic Pyramids, Tumbling,
Dancing, etc.
Clem Magcc
Monoluge and Singing
Miss CoieFrancIs Bower
Double-voiced Nightingale
Soprano and Baritone
Illustrated Song
Frederic Roberts,
' Please Come and Play iu My
New Moving Pictures.
""• I  Johnson Street
Res. I
seats I Qo where the crowd goei
Le Petit Crystal
Has the Finest Aggregation of
Artists this week ever seen
in this city.
Come and See us, You
will be pleased.
The Lyric
Broad Street
Between Yates and Johnson
O. Renz, Manager
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville Ul
ent that pains and money can procure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission 10 and 25c.
Phone 1140
Building Lots for Sale
Houses Built on the
THE WEEK, SATURDAY,   JAN.   14,1906
 illilllllliiiiimli»ii|niii|iiiiimW|||iniiiiiui uiiiiiiiimiuiii|ii|i|iiiiii|inppiiima
Sale of All Sales
Great Boot and Shoe Sale
of Samples
Having purchase two sets of samples at a very low figure, of two of the* best
manufacturers in Canada, they will be sold at actual cost. We are able to do
this because we got them at a great bargain. We have nearly every kind under the sun to choose from. Come inside the store and pick out the kinds you
like the best. They are laid out on tables in the centre of our store. 1,500 pairs
to choose from. All sample pairs, and you must know that they always put
the best leather in samples.
Come quick, for there is a bargain in every pair.   See windows for display.
Oddfellows' Block.
85 Douglas Street.
Sports and
Weather permitting — and at the
time of writing it looks bad—a very
interesting game will be played at
Oak Bay this afternoon between the
Victoria champions and the team of
the Royal Garrison Artillery. Victoria recently defeated Vancouver
and last week the R. Gr. A. team did
the same thing and the soldiers are
feeling pretty pleased with themselves. The standing of the four
teams at present is as follows: ,
Pld. Wn.   Lst.   Pts.
R. G. A    2      2      0      4
Victoria    1      1      0      2
R. E    1      0      1      0
Vancouver  ....   2      0      2      0
The game today will commence
shortlv before 3 o'clock. The Victoria team will be: Full backs, C.
McLean, A. McLean, K. Gillespie;
half backs, W. Winsby, W. Jagers,
H. Gillespie; forwards. L. York, A.
Gillespie, K. Scholefield, centre
(capt.), B. Schwengers, B. Tye; reserve, H. R. N. Cobbett, J. Hart.
Next Saturday, January 21, the
Victoria intermediate team will play
a match at Oak Bay with the Duncans
team. The intermedidates are a pretty strong hunch, the forward line
being especially capable. The Duncans team is newly organized, hut
contains several good players, and a
very interesting match should result. The Victoria team will be selected from the following. H. R. N.
Cobbett. Cliff Rogers, Jack Gibson, F.
Nason. S. Winsby, D. Mclnnes, Chas.
Jenkinson, R, Hayward, G. Came,
H. H. Brown, H. A. Brown. Leslie
Bell, T. Forsythe and J. Cambie.
The intermediates have selected
their officers, S. Winsby being captain
and Jack Gibson vice-captain.
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Association Football.
The schedule of the Vancouver Island Football Asoeiation. drawn up
nt a recent meeting of delegates is as
Jan.     14—Victnria     United     vs.
Egeria;  referee,    Mr.    Williamson,
.   Jan.   14—Garrison   vs.   Bonaventure; referee, Mr. French, R.N.
Jan. 19—Egeria vs. Garrison; referee, Mr. Goodenough.
Jan. 21—Victoria vs. Bonaventure;
referee,  Mr.  Hanbury.
Jan. 23—Columbia vs. Egeria; referee Corporal Miller, R.E.
Jan. 28—Columbia vs. Garrison.
Jan. 28—Egeria vs. Victoria.
Feb. 4—Bonaventure vs. Columbia.
Feb. 9—Bonaventure vs. Egeria.
Feb. 11—Garrison vs. Victoria.
Feb. 11—Egeria vs. Columbia.
Feb. 18—Victoria vs. Columbia.
Feb. 23—Bonaventure vs. Garrison.
Feb. 25—Garrison vs. Columbia.
Feb. 25—Victoria vs. Bonaventure.
Mar. 4—Columbia vs. Bonaventure.
Mar. 4—Victoria vs. Garrison.
Mar. 11—Columbia vs. Victoria.
Mnr. 11—Garrison vs. Egeria.
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Rugby Football.
A very interesting scheme is on
foot to send a British Columbia team
to tour Australia, and Mr. H. Gillespie is in Vancouver seeing what
he can do there. It is proposed to
take five players from Victoria, Ken.
Scholefield, the two Gillespies, J. C.
Barnacle and J. Cornwall.
Nothing definite has been arranged
in regard to the proposed match between the Island and the Mainland.
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The championship doubles tournament of the J. B. A. A. will commence on the 15th inst., and the following entries have been received:
J. Hunter and J. Leeming, R. Peden
and K. Hughes, S. Jost and S. McB.
Smith, B. C. Pettingcll and J. Sutherland, A. Belyea and J. Finlaison,
R. Woods and D. Mowat.
P. K. Winch has a big lead in thc
first round of the Fernwood handicap
tournament with 100 per cent. R.
Westcott and W. P. Merchant have
6(i per cent, each, and W. P. Bassett
and E, B. Jones, 50 per cent. Play
will he resumed on Tuesday evening
at 7 o'clock.
The game in the Y. M. C. A. tournament between Terry and Fisher
and Northcott and Roskamp resulted
in a victory for the former by the
following score:   21-29, 15-21, 21-20.
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At the drill hall this Saturday night
the match between No. 5 Co., 5th
Regt., Cloverdale intermediates and
juniors will commence at 8 o'clock.
The teams will line up as follows:
No. 5 Co.—Forwards, Clegg and
Morris; guards, Sweeney and Jenkin-
son; centre, Roskelly.
Cloverdale—A. Dakers, C. Cousins,
forwards; guards, J. Dakers and R.
Owens; centre, A. Chislett.
No. 5 Co. Juniors—Johnston and
Sellick, forwards', Ross and Clark,
guards; Clegg, centre.
Cloverdale Juniors—Forwards, G.
Coughlan and N. Owens; guards, E.
Harris, C .Coughlan; centre, B. Graham.
Last   Saturday's   Run   Commenced
Heavy—Next Outing Depends
on a Thaw.
The Victoria Hunt Club run on
Saturday last started from the Royal
Oak. The going was rather heavy at
first through the plowed fields. However, they managed to get in some
good galloping later on. The course
led over Messrs. Garret's, Deville's,
Bull's and McKenzie's land, and they j
finished on the Strawberry Vale road. |
The turnout was small, owing to a
number of the horses not being fit.
There was but one "upset," horse
nnd rider coming "to earth "by landing on a stray rail after getting safely over the jump. Fortunately, the
ground was very soft, and they only
got a little shaking up. If the
weather permits and the frost disappears, the next meet will take place
from "Mnuntjny," the residence of
Mr. F. B. Pemhei'ton, Foul Bay road,
nn Saturday, at 2:30 p. m.
Fnllnwinf are the names of those
who tnnk part in last Saturday's run.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Bradburn. Mrs. Blond,
Miss Vinlet Pnnley, Capt. Popham,
Lieut-Col. English, Messrs. W. T.
Williams. T. Poolev and P. Oarnett.
It is better to have a pull than a
reputation for decency.
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By the way, who is Captain Orlando Cullenf
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S. S. Taylor certainly got in the
neck, when the C. J. delivered judgment.
• •   •
The British officer, be he miling-
tary or nivy, is apt to fall a victim to
the charms of Victoria's pretty girls.
• *  *
All the development noticeable in
British Columbia to-day is taking
place in the Okaniigan or along the
• *  *
What a gorgeous fuss the Yankees
do make about the Nan Patterson
case.   Just a second-rate prize fighter
and a chorus girl of easy virtue I
• •   •
How those big turkeys of Mr.
Hodgson, of Galiano Island, survived
the Christmas season to put in an
appearance at the poultry show puzzled many people.
• *   *
If "In Dahomey," as presented at
the Victoria theatre on Thursday
night, was really commanded before
the King, as advertised, His Majesty
must have been jolly hard up for
amusement. "The Week" begs leave
to doubt the story.
»   »   *
"Gentlemen," shouted the enthusiastic candidate for Victoria alderman, "I can assure you I know this
Indian Reserve question down to the
ground, inside and out; for I'm personally acquainted with every Indian, male and female, on that Reserve!" (Sensation, roars of laughter, and calls of "Rooster!")
•   •   •
Wonder what has become of the
old wiseacre who fulminated the die-
turn:    "He   who eats rice,   thinks;
rice," as one expressinn nf occidental
contempt fnr nriental capacity.    At I
all events, the Russians "think rice"
is What the inmates nf the United
States penitentiaries are pleased to I
denominate "hot stuff."
Of all the wines that from the East
Are fetched by sale or barter
I dearly love, Baid the great white
The wine they call Port Arthur.
»  *  •
What some people say in Victoria
is that unlimited "gall" is more successful than honesty and competence
*■ ♦ *
"Committed to earth'' is the latest
sentimental introduction to a funeral
notice in the Colonist.. It means less
than "laid at rest" and a great deal
less than "at peace with God"—
which is at least an expression of editorial opinion. This sort of stuff
makes even school boys feel tired.
• •   •
Oregon has produced another freak.
This sample of perverted growth, a
male person of the genus homo, has
sent $25 to "Nan" Patterson, with
a note saying that if she needs more
there is plenty where that came from.
The Patterson woman must now feel
certain that it was not the last of the
fools she killed.
* •   •
The Baltic Fleet.
Rojdcstvensky gaily out wentsky
Looking for wily old Togo.
But Nick, the white Tsar, recalled the
bold tar,
And so that little trip was no go.
If   you   have   beauty,
We   can   take   it;       »
If   you   have   none,
We   can   make   it.
Savannah, Photo Studio, Fort St.
Jehovah never did: a finer thing
than when he turned Adam and Eve
out of the Garden, and said: "Children, get busy!"—Elbert Hubbard.
An article now widely advertised is
goat lymph. I know a man who tried
some, and he developed into a but-
tinsky.—The Philistine.
If there are men who can be hypnotized by such a face as Mrs. Chadwick is compelled to    wear,    what!
would happen if a woman who looked i
half-way pretty tackled them?


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