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Yei, the weather Is changeable, friend
and with the coming of the Fall season,
you will want a change ln your wardrobe. We have some very handsome and
durable Fall suitings.  Call on
26 Broad St, Victoria,
and we will reward you suitably.
The Week
ft Provincial Review and Magazine.
A Htimber ol new homes.  Modern la  •
every respect.
Easy monthly instalments.
40 Government Street,
Vol. II.   No.
One Dollar Per Annum.
A Review of Local and Foreign
Events   and   Topics
of the Week.
The situation in Russia has been
growing steadily worse and it is becoming daily more apparent that the
new government headed by Count
Witte has no real control of the country. It is reported that the Premier
is losing heart, and that the reactionary forces are demanding a military
dictatorship. But it is too late for
any such measure of repression. A
military dictatorship without loyal
soldiers is a hopeless proposition, and
there can be no doubt that the Russian army is no longer to be depended
upon. In many parts of Russia the
soldiers are revolting and in St. Petersburg itself the garrison is said to
be on the eve of mutiny. It is exceedingly difficult, at this distance, to
.understand just what the situation is
in Russia, but it is quite clear that
the spirit of anarchy is taking hold
if the country by degrees and that
the government practically is unable
to check the spread of disorder. Nearly nine months ago The Week prophesied revolution in Russia and pointed
out that unless the Czar gave way in
time to the demands of thc people for
freedom he stood in grave danger of
losing his throne, and possibly his
life also. Tlie Czar did not act in
time; he has the fatal characteristic
of always delaying action until too
late, and his position to-day is worse
than insecure. Meanwhile, all the
machinery of administration and of
commercial life is out of gear and
it is probable that widespread famine
soon will be added to the other horrors of the situation. And famine
will prove the strongest of nil incentives to anarchy and crime. It would
seem not out of the range of possibility that the great powers of Europe mny be forced to undertake the
work of restoring order in the Czar's
domains, which would very likely result in the breaking up of the northern empire and the complete independence of Poland, Finland and other provinces.
mismanagement of foreign and colonial affairs. Sir Henry Campbell-Ban-
nerman has no personal following of
any account. He is comparatively
unknown in England and has no particular ability as a statesman. His
lieutenants, Mr. H. H. Asquith and
Mr. John Morley, are far greater men
—intellectually and politically—than
their leader, and he has made the
serious mistake of pledging himself
to some sort of Home Rule policy in
Ireland. Except in the Emerald Isle,
where polities alone seem to flourish,
Home Rule is a dead issue which nobody wants resurrected. But Sir
Henry appears to have been iii a
quandary. Without the support of the
Irish members,, he was helpless, and
the Irishmen could make their o\vn
terms. It is significant of the unreadiness of the Liberals for the position in which they are now placed
that since the Home Rule announcement of their leader, prominent members of the party have been busily
occupied in "explaining away" the
statement made by him. But these
considerations notwithstanding, the
issue of the forthcoming general elections is in doubt. The controversy
over Mr. Chamberlain's fiscal proposals has seriously weakened the
Conservative party, and has aroused
the fears of the more ignorant section of the people that the policy involves an increase in the cost of
food. What part Mr. Chamberlain
and his splendid policy will play in
the approaching contest is uncertain,
but one thing is sure, namely, that
Mr. Balfour has made a clever move
in the political game by resigning at
this juncture.
especially as the construction of the
V. V. & E. road already is casting a
shadow over the tracks of the big
Will Halse Retire?
Aid. Halse has announced that he
will not seek re-election as a member
of the Vancouver City Council. He
announces that he cannot spare the
necessary time from his business to
attend to aldermanic duties. With
Aid. Halse out perhaps Mayor Bus-
combe will take a firm grip on the
management of the city's business (if
he is re-elected) and stop all this
dilly-dallying at the City Hall over
the different offices. At present, with
so much worry over controllers, city
clerks and auditors, the ratepayers begin to wonder just where they are.
Last spring the official heads of the
' then city clerk, city engineer and city
solicitor fell into the waste-paper
basket and "Retrenchment" was the
motto. But very soon new officials—
j and more expensive ones—were found
holding the positions thus made vacant. Then, all the summer, expert
accountants were engaged at large
salaries to install "system" into the
city offices. The people now seem to
think the "system" was a quick way
for the city to get poor. Mr. Halse
is a masterful gentleman and, with
one or two exceptions, he had every
member of the Council from Mayor
down, under his thumb. The electors
are expressing themselves freely both
on the streets and in the press regarding this one-man rule and this,
perhaps, is the reason Aid. Halse finds
his business duties so pressing.
British Political Situation.
As anticipated last week the term
of office of Mr. A. J. Balfour's first
administration closed ou Monday
when the King accepted the resignation of the Ministry tendered by the
Premier. His Majesty then sent for
Sir Henry Coinpbell-Bannerman,
leader of the opposition, who has accepted the task of forming an administration. Dissolution of Parliament
will follow in due course, and the people will have to decide in which of
the two great parties to confide the
government of the United Kingdom.
At the time of writing no announce-
"'ment had been mnde in regard to
the personnel of Sir Henry's cabinet,
but it is said that it will be formed
by the more radical members of the
Liberal party and that Lord Rosebery and the "Imperialist" Liberals,
with the possible exception of Sir
Edward Grey, will be carefully excluded. It is doubtful if an adminis-
istration, formed on that line, will
be able to command success at the
polls, and much more doubtful if it
could long remain in office. Grent
Britain has hnd enough of the "Little
Englanders," and hns only recently
completed pnyment for the troubles
inherited by Mr. Balfour's government from the late Mr. Gladstone's
The Vancouver  Boycott.
One of the most interesting episodes in the commercial life of Vancouver is the tight now on between
the merchants of the Terminal City
and the Canadian Pacilic Railway
Company. The merchants demand
equal rates with Winnipeg to Edmonton, Calgary and McLeod, but it
must not be supposed that the desire
to trade with the Northwest provinces is the whole cause of the trouble. The World, which is largely responsible for the firm stand taken by
the Vancouver shippers, has drawn
attention to the fact that under the
present arrangement, of rates on the
C. P. R. system, the trade of West
and East Kootenny and of the Boun-
dnry district is diverted from British Columbin cities to Winnipeg. This
rich nnd rapidly' developing section
of the province is fed by the Crow's
Nest branch of the C.P.R.-n road
that was built with the aid of a big
provincial subsidy, for which we nre
still paying taxes, aiid it is manifestly unjust that it should be used
to build up Winnipeg at the expense
of our own cities. But that is just
what the company is doing by means
of its freight rate schedule. If the
Vancouver people stand firm the railway compnny probably will give way,
for relief. The police are after some
of the saloonkeepers for not keeping
a light burning in their bars on the
Sabbath, but they don't seem to
trouble themselves any too much concerning the places where liquor is
illegally sold and without any license
whatever. This "quiet" selling of
liquor reminds the writer of a story
told by the late Henry Ward Beecher,
the well known temperance lecturer.
Mr. Beecher was to deliver a lecture
in a small towii one evening and arrived during the afternoon and put
up at the only hotel the town boasted.
After dinner he got talking on various subjects with the innkeeper and
finally they were discussing temperance, and much to Mr. beecher's surprise the boniface was a strong advocate of "temperance." This seemed
so strange that Mr. Beecher asked
his reasons. The reply was as follows: "Well, you see, it's this way:
the "boozer" comes iu every morning, buys a five cent glass of beer,
collars the morning paper and the
best chair in the house and proceeds
to smoke and fill my rooms with the
smell of tobacco. With the.temperance man it's different. He sneaks
up to the back door, grabs a bottle of
whiskey, throws down five dollars and j
runs off without waiting for the
change. Oh yes, Mr. Beecher, I wish
you every success to-night and I hope
you make all our. men temperance
The Westminster Mayoralty.
Mayor William Holland Keary of
New Westminster who is seeking his
fifth term of office, is being opposed
by ex-Mayor   Thomas Ovens.     Mr.
Vancouver   Telephones. ' Ovens is an all round good fellow and
The Home Telephone Company is  his friends are sorry to see him in
now seeking a franchise in Vnncou-! the race, for Mr. Keary has proved a
ver, and if it is granted the company ! successful mayor and  it looks like
will at once instal its automatic telephone system. At present the big
'phone trust has a monopoly of the
business in  the  Terminal City  nnd
nn easy win for him. Mr. Ovens is
nn old pioneer of the Royal City but
he has not the energy of Mr. Kcury.
Aid. VahStone, who has done much
the  result is antiquated telephones, good work since he has heen chairman
high rates, nnd poor service. Condi
tions were much the same in Senttle
a few years ago, when the Sunset
Company had n monopoly there.
Since the advent of the Independent
Company residents 'of the "Queen
City" have enjoyed first class service
low rates nnd modern instruments,
for the trust had to meet its new opponents on even ground and were
compelled to give better service and
lower rates or lose subscribers. If
the Home Company gets a franchise
here it probably will arrange for long
distance along the coast over the
new lines whicli the Independent
Telephone Company of Seattle is
about to construct throughout the
Pacific Northwest.
Virtuous Vancouver.
Vancouver was "dry" again last
Sunday; that is, all the licensed
houses were closed up tight and the
citizens who were troubled with
parched throats had to seek elsewhere
Fancy Xmas  Fruits
Crystalued Anjelica, per lb,.. ,75c
Glace Cherries, per lb 75c
Shelled Walnuts, per lb 50c
Groudd Almonds, per lb  50c
Shelled Almonds, per lb 40c
Smvrna Figs, per lb  25c
Stuffed Figs in bottles, per lb. .50c
Stuffed Dates in bottles, per lb.soc
DIXI H. ROSS & CO., Ill Government St.
of the electric light committee, is not
running again, but there is 110 lack
of candidates this year and the electors should have no difficulty in selecting a good governing body. Much to
thc surprise of many people, Wellington Miller, the ex-ehief of police, is
seeking election as alderman. Apparently Mr. Miller was not satisfied with
the treatment he received at the hands
of the police commissioners and now
dlisiires to be in a position to hand
them something like what they gnve
Viotoria Water Question.
For the pnst fifteen yenrs Victorin
has been kept in "hot wnter" (to
use a paradox) over her "eold
water" supply, nnd the end is not",
yet. From time tn time various experts, nt considerable expense to the
city, have examined Elk Lake and
pronounced pro. and con. upon the
Mutability and fitness to supply thc
city's needs until at last it has been
considered desirable to provide a
purer supply and greal er pressure
from Goldstream. From all the evidence in litigation now proceeding in
the Supreme Court it appears that
the needs of the city have always
taken second place to the interests of
the B. C. Electric Railway Co. In
other words, wherever the interests
of thc B. C. Electric Rnilwny Co.
hnve clashed with those of Victoria,
the former hnve been given the preference. On the advice of the tramway company, an expert named Mr.
(Continued on page two.)
The Dissolution Rumor.
Liberal Newspapers Have Been Needlessly Frightened by Timid
Always charitably inclined, The
Week hastens to remove from the
minds of the Liberals of British.Columbia the fear that has taken hold
of them that Premier McBride and
his colleagues have determined upon
a dissolution of the Legislature next
year. There is not the slightest rea-.
son for the Liberals to worry; their
second defeat in British Columbia
since the inauguration of "party
lines" in the province is not to take
place so soon.
Just how the rumor started is not-
clear, but it is quite possible that the
fertile—and somewhat futile—imagination of the Victoria Times is responsible. The Times always is painfully uneasy on the subject of .pro-,
vincial politics. In dealing with
federal politics, the Times is self-
satisfied and in a comfortable frame .
of mind. It pokes elephantine fun at
the "mercenary Tories," so hungry
'for what, it calls "the sweets-of office "—Senator Templeman's brand of
candy—and points with pride to the
prosperity of the country under the-
benign rule of Sir Wilfrid Laurier,
a prosperity, by tbe way, that Sir
Wilfrid is most careful to keep east
of the Rockies. But the Times can-.
not understand British Columbians at
all, and is sadly upset because they
prefer "the first Conservative government British Columbia ever had"
—a phase now printed just 751 times
in its editorial columns—to the. heel
of the Ottawa machine.
Bui the origin of the rumor matters
very little.    The rumor itself is of
more interest to the public, nnd The-
Week begs leave to inform the people-
that   the  rumor is utterly  baseless, ^
Neither Mr. McBride nor any of his-
colleagues  ever  have  considered  or.
discussed an early dissolution of the;
legislature nnd there is no; intention
whatever to take that course.   The
government has a fairly good working majority in the House—and there-
is no reason why it should not continue to carry out the administration1 of.
the affairs of the country as satisfact-.,
orily as it has in the past, and still
less reason why thc country should
be put  to the expense of a general
There will he no dissolution of the
legislature prior to the time when the
government's term of office legally
expires, wheu, no doubt, it will be
re-elected with an increased majority.
Vnncouver is.growing nnd growing
fast. There is ,n,o doubt about it..
Let anyone note the lnrge number of,
business blocks now erected nnd then
try to secure office space in any of
them. In nine cases in ten he will
find that every office was rented be-,
fore the building was erected.; Vancouver hns now another boom, which
reminds one of the boom twenty years
ngo, except thnt this one is on n betfc
ter basis. The real estate men and;
speculators are building up fat bank-
An option on thc McKinley mines
(Roundary) has been given to J. S.
C. Fraser, manager of the Rossland
branch of the Bank of Montreal, who
is said to he acting on behalf of
enstern capitalists. The price ' is
$200,000. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 190.
The PassingShow
Adams was brought to examine the
Goldstream property. His advice was
that the city should continue to use
the present water supply, but should
at the same time purchase the Gold'
stream rights. This advice might
have been perfectly sound had he
stopped at that, but he further ad.
vises that the city water should not
ibe chiefly used for city pur
poses, the tramway company being
granted the chief privilege. On the
face of it that certainly looks a very
cool proposition, and an extremely
advantageous one for the company.
But it must be remembered that this
evidence comes from Mr. Lubbe, who
is not a warm friend of the city in
the question on trial, and the suggestion that Mayor Barnard attempted
to further the interests of the company at the expense of the city would
be more convincing if it came from
a more independent quarter. However, the evidence is interesting
enough to those who want to understand the true inwardness of the various negotiations of the city. Any one
who would take the trouble to go
over the old files of the Province-
honored forerunner of The Week—
of 1894 and 1895, would find that the
water question was threshed out
very thoroughly at that time. The
supply from Elk Lake then was decidedly impure and very scanty.
There was also a glorious uncertainty
as to whether one would find a small
fish or eel, or a bunch of decayed
leaves and weeds in the water jug.
Things have improved since then, and
the new filter beds have practically
stopped all the chances of turning
one's inside into an aquarium. It
has also been stated by an expert that
the Elk Lake supply is sufficient for
a city three times the size of Victoria,
provided a larger intake pipe were
used. But what is the use of having! all this expert opinion if it is
not followed out? Of course, it cannot be gainsaid that the Goldstream
water is much purer than that of
Elk lake, and also that a much greater pressure could be obtained. Also
it must be confessed that our summer
supply is far from adequate. It is
no use going into the details now as
to why any private company was
ever allowed to obtaiu possession of
such a valuable water right as Gold-
stream so close to Victoria. The
\ principal thing to be considered is—
the company has the water and the
eity wants it. The next thing is to
get hold of it as cheaply as possible,
which the present litigation does not
seem likely to accomplish in a hurry.
Expert Adams valued the Goldstream
property at $350,000, and the city had
offered $600,000, which had been refused. It would be interesting to
know how much this water question
is going to cost the city before it is
finally answered.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated at Kumdis
Slough, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked Geo. W. Morrow's N.E. corner; thence running east 40 chains;
thence north 160 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence south 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett^ Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Column
bia, October 23rd, 1905.
Per  Percy Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated in Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake marked
J. M. Collison's S.W. corner; thence
running 40 chains east; thence 160
chains south; thence west 40 chains;
thence north 160 chains to point of
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia, October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
Fire insurance agents on the lookout for cheap advertisements are
given to firing in paragraphs to the
newspapers stating that So-and-so's
claim on account of loss by fire has
been settled promptly. The dailies
print these absurd notices free of
charge; why, The Week knows not.
An insurance company is supposed to
pay up promptly on its policies-
there is nothing worthy of notice in
a simple act of honesty, even in the
far west. At least we hope not. The
dailies are much too easy.
The trial of George D. Collins for
perjury has commenced before Judge
Lennon in San Francisco, all Collins'
objections having been overruled.
But the end still is a long way off.
The "water question" is once
more the main topic of the day in
Victoria. There might be worse
things to talk about—especially each
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near Mammon
River, Juskatla, Masset Inlet, Queen
Charlotte Island. Commencing at a
stake marked Percy Harrison's N.W.
corner; thence running 40 chains east;
thence 160 chains north; thence west
40 chains; thence south 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near head of
Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked H. A. Collison's N.W. corner; thence running 40 chains east;
thence 160 chains south; thence west
40 chains; thence north 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following de-
schibed lands, situated near Quan
River, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked L. Morrow's S.E. corner;
thence running 40 chains east; thence
160 chains south; thence west 40
chains; thence north 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
Phone 1140,
Building Lots For Sale.
Houses Built on the
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Your Inspection
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NOVICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near Mammon
River, Juskatla, Masset Inlet, Queen
Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a
stake marked Percy Harrison's N.E.
corner; thence running 40 chains
south; thence 160 chains west; thence
north 40 chains; thencej east 160 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated in Juskatla,
Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands.
Commencing at a stake marked E. C.
Collison's S.W. corner; thence running 40 chains east; thence 160 chains
north; thence west 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date 1 intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated opposite Harrison's Island, Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake marked E. C. Collison's N.E. corner; thence running 40
chains east; thence 160 chains south;
thence west 40 chains; thence north
160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated about centre of
Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked Ella M. Morrow's S.E. corner;
thence running 40 chains west; thence
160 chains north; thence east 40 chains;
thence south 160 chains to point of
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per  Percy Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make ap-
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following de
scribed lands, situated at head of Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake marked
H. A. Collison's S.E. corner; thence
running 40 chains east; thence 160
chains north; thence west 40 chains;
thence south 16b chains to point of
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia.
October 23rd, 1905.
Per  Percy  Harrison,
NOTlCii is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near head of
Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked L. Morrow's N.W. corner;
thence running 40 chains south; thence
160 chains west; thence north 40
chains; thence east 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per  Percy  Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated about centre of
Juskatla and known as Harrison's
Island, containing 640 acres more or
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated on Quan River,
Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands,
Commencing at a stake marked John
R. Scott's N.E. corner; thence running
east 40 chains; thence 160 chains
north; thence west 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make ap-
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated on Kumdis
Slough, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake marked
Geo. W. Morrow's N.W. corner;
thence running east 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence north 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
"Come  into  the  garden  Maude,
The black bat night has flown,
—Take   Nemo  with   us."1
9£*y Caledonian
All the Fad East.
The long nights are coming, don't forget
onr lending library.
Oity Market.
'Phone A822.
Mrs. Simpson's advanced class is held
on Thursdays, at 8 p.m.; Beginners'
class, Monday; Children's class, Thursdays ; class for children under ten years,
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 5.30.
Nothing so delights a boy as a
plaything that will MAKE a NOISE.
Why not get him
Something Musical.
It may lead to a love for real music
study.   Try this list:
MOUTH ORGANS, from 5c to
WHISTLES,  from  15c. to  50c.
TOY TRUMPETS, 4 and 8 keys,
50c. and 75c.
MANDOLINETTES-any child can
play them—from $1.50 up.
UTOHARPS and everything musical.
FROM lOo to $3.00
S..E, Cor. Fort and Douglaa Streets
HENRY HOPKIRK, Proprietor.
European and American Plan. Rates $1.25 to
Jj.oo per day.
Bar supplied with Choicest Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
Nos. 415, 411,415,4J9 Cordova St.. and 360, 364,
368 W-ter St. Three minutes walk from C.P.R.
Depot and Wharves.
< Gents' Suits
\\   Sponged and
1 1 By the month $2.00
Pressed 75c
or cleaned thoroughly and pressed to look like new for $1.50
Cleaning, Dyeing, Tailoring
93 View St.,      Phone A1207
Hotel St. Francis
Victoria, B. C.
Shampooing, Face
and Scalp treatment, also Super-
flous hair removed.
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,-\ THE WEEK., 9AIUKUAI, uovohioob. y, 1905.
The Week in
West Kootenay.
Many Suitsfor Damages—Politics
in Nelson—Rossland Royalty
Candidates — Oil Companies
y Nelson, December 5.
The sittings of the Supreme Court
began to-day with Mr. Justice Martin on the bench. There was a conspicuous absence of legal millinery.
No wigs were worn by bench or bar.
There are, after all, not many cases
before the court, the great majority
being suits of damages for personal
injury brought by S. S. Taylor on
behalf of various clients against .different companies and employers. As
many,however, are jury cases, it is
probable that the court will not finish its labors much before Christmas.
There was the usual sight of witnesses standing around crowding the
corridors or overflowing into the rain
outside which will continue until
Premier McBride redeems his promise
and builds Nelson an adequate courthouse. This has so ardentjly been
desired, kicked for and prayer for,
that the grantor ought to be secure of
anything in the gift of the city.
An independent Conservative organization was formed last night
which styles itself the Sir John Macdonald Conservative Association.
This secession is due to the preponderance of the anti-Houstonites upon
the executive of the newly formed
association, which was to heal the
breach, and partly because of the
acceptance of a brief for the West
Kootenay Power and Light Company,
now fighting the city, by the new
president of tlie Conservative Association. However, there was but a
small attendance at the convention of
the "kickers" aud some trouble
seems to have been experienced in
the obtaining of a committee. The
fate of the new club will probably
be decided upon the manner in whicli
the big organization carries out the
sponsorial vows of its political godfathers, Hon. R. McBride and Hon.
R. F. Green.
There has been no move in municipal politics up to the present. It
is still expected that Mayor John
Houston will return to Nelson ten
days hence with money to burn. He
always had that anyway—when his
pockets were lined. His old paper,
the Tribune, has been sold by public
auction to satisfy the creditors and
was acquired by W. W. Baer, ex-
Methodist minister, who will run the
paper in the Conservative interest as
an evening daily, beginning next
Monday. Dave Carley, the editor of
the Economist, announces that he
will start a daily evening paper on
April 2 next year. Perilously near
April 1 ! The Macdonald Conservatives also announce their intention
of also running a daily paper. It
need not be remarked that most of
the gentlemen concerned know little
about a daily paper. In fact smart
writing, not news gathering, that's
too easy of cf course, seems to be regarded as the chief qualification. The
Daily News, with its usual sense of
humor, castigates these pretentions
generally. But then the News is Liberal and all the other pretenders to
the public favor are Conservative.
Hence these tears—or jeers.
In Rossland the municipal campaign has already begun and Alderman P. R. McDonald, ex-secretary of
the Miners' Union, ex-president of
the British Columbia branch of the
Western Federation of Miners, ex-
president of the Oddfellows, ex-miner
and present insurance agent, is out
publicly for the mayoralty. The
present incumbent of that office,
Charles Hamilton, who is merely a
lawyer, cannot be expected to win
under such circumstances and against
such dignities as environ his would-
be successor. There is no particular
issue and the result of a contested
election in the Golden City will greatly depend upon the personality of tjhe
Rather a good season is looked for
,by the curlers and hockey players
of the Kootenay. The general blizzard which swept over the whole
country embraced Nelson and left behind a foot of snow. The temperature also was low enough last week to
form good ice at both of Nelson's
rinks and there was to be an opening
night last evening, but a chinook set
in and the hopes were dashed for the
present. However, last year there
was practically no skating till January and none after the third week in
good hockey club and as several are
in existence in East Kootenay it is
likely that Nelson will be hard put to
it to maintain its present position as
the city of the premier hockey club
which honor it has possessed for four
yeas past. The curlers are not to
have the bonspiel here and that
noisy event is likely to come off at
either Revelstoke or Rossland sometime in January.
Mining is looking up a little with
the St. Eugene mine again shipping
ore this week. The results of this
will be noticeable in the gradual increase in the output of the mines and
the receipts of the smelters during
the next few weeks. News has been
received that after several years of
palaver and poppycock the oil men on
the extreme southeastern corner of
the province and in the contiguous
districts of Alberta and Montana are
getting down to business. It is reported that several wells have been
successfully sunk by the Americans
on St. Mary's Lake, the latest of
which was capped after a flow equal
to 60 barrels a day had been verified.
In the Flathead, the company of that
name, is preparing for work in t^ie
spring. This is reported to be also
the case with the Victoria company,
which is also interested and the Spokane company have actually got their
machinery installed preparatory to
work. The Alberta companies are
doin better. The Rocky Mountain
Company of Calgary have capped a
well yielding 300 barrels a day and
the Western Oil and Coal Company
has a well dug and capped of 20 bar-
r els a day; are down 1300 feet on a
second, which is giving anticipation
of a great yield and have already
started upon a third. This company
is projecting a pipe line into Mac-
leod in the spring and will then be
able to get into the market. A refinery is also projected by them for
next season at the same place.
Phoenix is still kicking vigorously
for a decent mail service. As usual,
the Ottawa department has no time
to consider a Britisli Columbian grievance.
The Granby Consolidated Corn-
operating at Phoenix, has declared a
dividend amounting to $405,000. That
looks like business. The "divyvy"
is payable on January 15. This is
the second dividend, the first amounting to $133,630, was declared in
December last. Phoenix is going to
be a world beater.
Lieut-General Sakharoff has paid
the penalty of Russian official life.
He was murdered on Wednesday by
a woman in Saratoff whither he had
been sent to quell the Agrarian riots.
Sarakhoff formerly was Minister of
War. His murderess secured an interview with him at the Governor's
residence and fired three bullets into
him witli a revolver. She was attached to one of the revolntionalry
Inquiries are being made for one
Thomas Bruce, formerly of West
Mountrose, Ontario, and recently of
Wilmer, B.C. His brother James has
died and has left him a nice pot of
money. Thomas was last heard of in
Revelstoke during the past summer.
Victoria Notes.
Mrs. Butchart gave a delightful
reception at her residence, "Ballina-
hinch" on Wednesday afternoon.
The tea table; which was most artistically decorated with choice flowers,
was presided over by Mrs. Fleet-
Robertson and the Misses Butchart.
A large number of prominent ladies
were present.
* *   *
Mrs. J. and Miss Bessie Dunsmuir
deft last week for California on a
short visit.   They will be back for
'   *  *  *
Mrs. (Col.) Holmes left last week
for Winnipeg.    She is accompanied
by Mrs. R. Marpole,
* *  *
Mrs. R. Pim Butchart has issued
invitations for a dance at "Ballina-
hinch" on Tuesday next.
* »- •
A most enjoyable Cinderella was
given by the Daughters of Pity at
the Assembly Hall on Friday last.
The room, which was crowded to its
utmost capacity, was very prettily
decorated, red and white being the
prevailing colors used. In the supper
room the tables were decorated with
red berries, holly and maidenhair
fern, which was most effective. The
children occupied the floor until 9.30,
when, with the Grand March, managed by Mrs. Simpson, they .all went
in to supper. The grown-ups then
occupied the floor and to the excellent music by Miss Thain, dancing
was kept up till an early hour.
One can always be sure of a good
show at the Grand, Victoria, for
Manager "Bob" Jamieson certainly
spares neither effort or expense to
produce the best there is going. Lovers of feats of personal strength
should not fail to see the strong man
and woman juggling with the heavy
dumb-bells. The abnormal muscular
development of the man and the
splendid physique of the woman is
worth travelling far to see. The
Grand is evidently doing good business, for at both the matinees and
the nightly performances the seats
are well filled. An excellent bill is
promised for next week.
It is said that "a woman's beauty
lies in her hair." If that axiom is
ttrue the young lady sitting in the
window of Campbell's drug store has
considerably more than her share of
beauty, for her hair is much longer
than her body. If such luxuriant
locks are produced by any particular
brand of hair restorer there may still
be a chance for the bald heads and
beardless youths of Victoria.
W. D. Haywood.
New, Modern and strictly first-class.
Steam heated, electric light. Sample
rooms.   Bates, $2.00 and np.
Corner Hastings and Cambie Sts.
American Plan $2.00 np.
The most popular hotel ln the city.   Free but,
free ballis.   Phone in each room.
Have yon made your selection of
Christmas Candies ? You should
do it now. With our large stock
nf delicious confections yon will
have no trouble in getting just
■what you want. We can give yon
candies at every price and the
same high quality runs through
the whole assortment. We are
agents for Lowney's
Celebrated Chocolates.
"Name on every piece."
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Pupils taught Theory and Harmony and prepared for the examinations of the Toronto Conservatory of Music.
Recommended by Edward Fisher. Mns. Doc, and other leading
musicians in Canada.
Terms $5.00 a month for two lessons weekly.
Christmas Gifts.
For the Wei I-Dressed Men.
House Goats
Lounging Robes
Fancy Vests
Distinctively Men's Gifts.
Masculine in every detail.
A beautiful stock in endless variety of
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We want factories on the Coast.
They would solve the problem of
"What to do with the young people,"
and they would lessen the constant
drain upon our resources resulting
from so large a portion of our purchases being "made in Canada"—
and not in British Columbia..
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The fact that the ladies of New
Westminster have held a very successful "Made in Canada" fail'—on
the lines originated by some Victoria
ladies not long ago—suggests the
serious consideration of the importance of supporting home industries,
Thc Week is not particularly concerned in the welfare of Canadian manufacturing enterprises having their establishments in Montreal, Toronto,
Quebec and other eastern centres.
But it is concerned in the welfare of
British Columbian manufacturers.
Eastern Canada does not show thc
slightest interest in the welfare of
British Columbia. The government at
Ottawa grabs all the money it can
from British Columbian taxpayers and
spends it in building unnecessary and
absurd wharves, harbor works and
other public works in eastern provinces, where voters are thick and have
to be kept steadfast in the Liberal
faith. The merchants of eastern Canada dump all kinds of second rate
goods into British Columbia—having
placed their best stuff elsewhere—and
with the aid of discriminating rates
on the C. P. R. and the protection of
the tariff sell us shoddy at a high
price and buy from us nothing in return. And then they kick like
frightened steers becanse of a little
tax placed on their travelling representatives—the only way in which the
province can get a small contribution
towards the treasury from people
who are getting rich by trading with
us, and who have to bear no part of
our burden. No, The Week sees no reason to advocate purchase of eastern
goods, and will not do so until such
time as the eastern people and the.
alleged "Liberal" government which
is too close-fisted to pay us what it
owes us, gives us fair play.
But British Columbian manufacturers ought to be supported. The value
of home industries is inestimable, and
it is to be regretted that so large a
proportion of people purchase eastern
or American goods when they could
get as good or bettor articles "made
in British Columbia" at as fair a
price. We have in Victoria and Vancouver a number of factories, employing our own people and paying fair
wages, which put on the market excellent products varying from fruit
preserves to clothing, and these indus-
' tries will rapidly increase and nuil-
The Victoria Times still is in a
state of nerves over the brief trip of
Premier McBride to cities in the East.
With an air of deep horror, the Times
announces editorially that "Premier
McBride had a long interview with
Sir Thomas Shaughnessy in Montreal
yesterday." Is it so very shocking
that the Premier of British Columbia
should call upon the president of a
corporation so largely interested in the province as the Canadian
Pacific Railway Company? Would
the Times be equally perturbed if Sir
Wilfrid Laurier took tea with Mr.
Hays, or'' had a long interview'' with
Mr. J. J. Hill?
In the same article The Times says:
"Mr. McBride is now in Boston."
All this would supply a number of
satisfactory paragraphs for Lady
Gay's column in the Saturday issue of
the paper headed "Over the Tea
Table," but its appearance in the
editorial columns seems odd to the
uninitiated. Nobody in British Columbia, except the editor of the Times,
would worry if Premier McBride were
to visit Indianapolis and New Orleans
and return to Victoria via Portland
or San Francisco.
next century or so, of constructing a
line in this province, and there are
whispers of another and a mysterious
corporation called the British Columbia Central, at present represented by
legal notices of application for char-
lei's to be made to the legislature in
the newspapers and signed by a Victoria legal firm, Messrs. Robertson &
Robertson. Of this latter corporation,
we have little information, exceptt
that a New York capitalist of some
reputation, by name Mr. Arthur, is
interested in it. It may materialize
and it may not. Much depends, probably, upon how much is demanded of
the legislature and whether the price
is worth paying.
But as things stand at present the
possibilities of railroad construction
in British Columbia are limited to the
C. P. R. and the Great Northern and
charters granted to other people are
likely to find their way to one or other
of these corporations. What, then,
is the use of dealing with middlemen
whose only object is to sell out at a
profit? Yet that was precisely what
the opposition forces last year endeavored to persuade the government to
The ability of the holders of the
Kootenay Ceutral charter to carry out
their undertaking is called into question by the Golden Star. This paper
is generally found supporting the Liberals, but in regard to the granting of
railway charters the Star takes the
same position as the provincial government. "The unwisdom of the
•British Columbia legislature in granting charters for the construction of
public utilities without being satisfied as to the ability of charter-mongers to carry out the undertaking
has again been demonstrated in the
charter granted for the Kootenay
Central—a line which' the Canadian
i'aciftc or Great Northern should only
be too glad to build and operate (no
doubt the latter corporation would
welcome the opportunity), and which
after all will be built by one or other
of these companies," says the Star.
1' Those now in possession of the charter are simply there for the graft;
they have neither the ability, financial or otherwise, to build or operate
the line. The days are now past
when graft was easy in this province,
and it is to beped they will never,
return. They are, however, not over
in the Dominion, and by some fortuitous means the charter mongers
have succeeded in obtaining a handsome grant of some thousands of dollars per mile to assist in building the
As to whether this argument is applicable to the Kootenay Central, we
have no reliable information, but certainly it is applicable to nine out of
ten of the railway schemes presented
for the consideration of recent administrations of this province. It illustrates, very accurately, the difficulty
of the government in framing that
"railway policy" for which the opposition leaders and newspapers
shouted unceasingly all last year. Until recently there was only one corporation in British Columbia capable
of building railways, namely the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, a
corporation that is in the habit of
asking a very big price for its work;
now the Great Northern is taking a
hand in the game. The Grand Trunk
Pacific also is credited in some quarters with the intention, during the
Nothing for the Grafters.
Britisli Columbia has at last the
desideratum most desired—a business
government. We have some few assets left, a few public lands, a few
timber limits, and a few coal and
oil lands. From the present make up
of administration no more Heinze
suppers will go. The element that
approaches with a view to parting the
government from the few assets left,
will pretty nearly have to show up
something for value received to get
what, they want. It makes a decent
citizen's blood boil to think over what
suckers the former provincial legislators were. Magnificent assets were
thrown away to satisfy the greed of
certain grafters. Now this is all
changed. With a business-like administration we hope to see ourselves
eventually out of the hole. All honor
to them, and here's hoping they stick
in office until the province is on its
feet.—Sandon Mining Standard.
Vernon Scotsmen
Made Merry
On St. Andrew's Day—Appointment of Mr. Mayes is Unpopular—Okanagan News and Notes
The Sunday Craze.
Last week a Hamilton, Ontario,
newspaper was fined $20 and costs
for selling a newspaper on Sunday.
Selling a paper on Sunday in a cent
belt is a greater crime than using a
meat axe on a girl.—Golden Star.
Milch Cow Wants a Farm.
This province gets poor returns
from the Dominion compared with the
revenue it contributes. So inadequate
have been the returns that this province is simply a milch cow for the
rest of the Dominion. The town of
Golden alone contributes thousands
of dollars to the federal treasury and
all that the government has done has
been to continue the yearly appropriation the Conservative government
gave for the improvement of the
navigation of the river. The federal
government obtains hundreds of
thousands of dollars from the Kootenays and surely we are entitled to
have some of this money to assist in
furthering our material prosperity.
What better aid could there be than
in establishing experimental farms,
which are urgently needed? No
money could be more wisely spent.
Let there be one in East Kootenay.
The Star is not concerned where it is
placed, whether at Windermere or
Wasco, so long as it is established.—
Golden Star.
In reply to the charge that the
foreign element in Alberta was made
use of by the Liberals to secure their
return the Similkameen Star says
that the "only Conservative elected
was a Russian Mennonitc (what is
that, by the way?) and that all the
'Douks' and other foreigners voted
the Conservative ticket. Wonder
how the Star found that out.
Vernon, December 5.
It is questionable whether a function of a similar nature ever took
place in the Okanagan Valley which
awakened such enthusiasm and was so
thorough a success in every way as
the banquet held on St. Andrew's
Day in the Coldstream Hotiel by the
patriotic Scotsmen of Vernon and vicinity. The energetic committee in
charge had evidently "been there
before," for such care and forethought was manifest in every fea-
tture of the programme that, not only
was there no marring hitch, but everything went off with a spirit and
vim that surprised almost as much,
as it delighted. Mr. G. A. Henderson,
manager of the Bank of Montreal,
made an admirable chairman, his easy
bonhomme and jovial humor contributing much to the success of the
event. The menue could scarcely
have been improved upon, and
"brither Scoto, frae John 0' Groats
to Maidenkeik" had full opportunity
of feasting upon haggis, oat-cakes,
and other Scottish dishes seldom seen
in this country except on such an
occasion, the whole washed down
with "a wee drappie 0' the Auld
Kirk." The toast list was somewhat!
lengthy, but was pleasantly punctuated with songs, recitations, reels,
strathspeys, etc., to say nothing of
the stirring airs of the pipes in the
hands of Messrs. Rennie and Walker,
whose highland costumes contributed
a pleasing and picturesque touch to
the celebration. The speaches were
all par excellance, some of the best
being those of Price Ellison, M.P.P.;
James F. Fowlie, W. R. Megaw and
(!. Fulton.
The dismissal of A. G. Fuller, late
superintendent of the Vernon branch
of the Hospital for the Insane, has
been the chief topic of discussion on
the street during the past week. Some
time ago, Superintendent of Provincial Police F. S. Hussey held an investigation into the management of
the institution, on charges advanced
by R. W. Timmins of the asylum
staff. Mr. Fuller's dismissal is understood to have been the result. The
latter, however, claims that the
charges against him were too trifling for serious consideration, and
that political reasons must have been
at the bottom of the local agitation
for his removal. He speaks with
much bitterness of his treatment by
the government, and states th.at he
will shortly take steps to have it
made clearly evident to the public
that he has not been fairly dealt with.
O11 the other hand, there seems to be
no doubt but that the management of
the asylum has been far from satisfactory in many respects, and there is
really no reason to fear that the authorities have not taken action in the
best interests of the public.
As anticipated, the appointment of
Mr. Thomas Mayes, of New Westminster, to be superintendent of the
branch hostital for the insane has not
been well received in the district. It
is understood that the duties of superintendent are largely administrative
and executive, in fact those that
might be expected of a capital business man rather than of an expert, in
technical asylum work, and it is felt
that a decided slight has been cast
upon the Okanagan in importing a
man from the Coast, when a man of
equal, if not superior ability, in every
way capable of performing the duties of the position, might very easily
have been selected from residents in
the district. It is whispered that
some very plain words were spoken
to Dr. Doherty, superintendent of the
New Westminster institution, on the
(Continued on page six.)
The Aristocrats
of Potterydom
<| Made by potters to their
majesties the crowned
heads of Europe, these exquisite objects of ceramic art,
which we have imported for
holiday selling, claim a distinction
which is recognized by every
lover of fine porcelains.
•J All the famous potteries are
represented in this collection and
none of the pieces can be replaced this season.
Q For this reason it is advisable that
our public inspect and make their
selections early—even now, while the
display is whole and satisfying.
Q A variety of articles—all suitable
for holiday gifts.
Royal Vienna
Medallion Vases, Handled $5.00
After Dinner Coffee Cups and
Saucers, dainty shape, $1.25 each.
Chocolate Cups and Saucers, $1.50
Tea Pot, Sugar Bowl and Cream
Jug, $4.50 set.
Cake Plates, Figure Centre, fa.co
Royal Dux Ware
One of the most beautiful of Art Pot
lery Productions, the rich Ivory Body
the soft glazes, the delicate tinting s
and the exquisite modelling, all combine
to make this ware a very real rival to
Royal Worcester.
Figures, with small tray, $2.00 each.
Grecian Figures, kneeling, $4.00
Feasant Figures, i6# in. high, $5
Flower Holders, in beautiful Shell
and Water Lily Leaf designs, $8.50 each.
"Historia"and "Diana," a handsome pair of figures—price, each $10.00.
Barbotine Ware
Choice copies from original Italian vases
The pretty shadings of the "Impasto"
decorations are very pleasing—75c, $1.25
$1.50, $2.75, $3.75 each.
Royal Doulton
The "Nelson" Novelties in this rich,
salt glazed Art Stoneware have
proved very popular. Bach piece has an
inscription or portrait in relief of the
famous Admiral.
Nelson Tobaooo Jars, $1.75 each.
Beakers and Mugs, $ 1.50 each.
2 and S Handled Loving Cups
$3.00 and $4.50 ea.
Nelson Placques, in 3 colors, 75c ea-
Replicas Original Nelson Jugs
$2.50 ea.
Teapot, Sugar and Cream, $4.50
Nelson Statuettes, Faience, $6.00
Get a copy of our Christmas Booklet
VICTORIA, B. C X LlHi    VV-E/GfA.)    QAlflWni|    i^JMV«Mri»A#«4M   ^,    *jvj«
* A Lady's Letter *
^9 9jg?
Dear Madge: Bridge is undoubtedly the craze of the month, and the
gossiping afternoon tea party seems
suddenly to be considered an old-
fashioned game of the past. Every
few days one hears that different
.small and select, "at homes" have
been given, where four or more of
.. the gentler sex have gathered together to "bridge." Funny inci-
; dents sometimes occur at these gatherings, so I have been told. At a
i bridge party recently given by a
neighbor—but enough; you will think
i'me "catty" if I repeat the yarn.
A swellow-tailed coat of taffeta is a
Kx very useful possession to wear at
bridge inasmuch as it suggests a
means of getting the full amount of
wear out of several cloth skirts which
have seen their best days. Lace
bridge-coats are certainly very smart
also, but have not made their appearance to any great extent here, the
stiff taffeta silk "blouse" in different colors that has obviously been
bought "ready made" seems to possess a greater fascination for
| "bridgers." But I must not forget
one dainty bridge coat that I have
I lately come in contact with; it was
worn by a smart French lady. Decidedly, the Parisienne knows how to
choose her clothes, and wear them.
The smart woman's life is of necessity a long dressing up, in which
every detail must be considered in
regard to its suitability to her own
charms. And so it will ever be until, like onr brothers, we have all our
garments cut from one inevitable pattern and are able to live indefinitely
on a couple of hats and a dress suit.
The worst of it is men are so inconsistent. What husband or brother
TEN WEEK ..6 .. G.. 0..6 ..66..
(who at breakfast has pathetically
pointed out that he has only indulged
in one lounge suit and one pair of
boots since the archaic age), the moment some misguided female appeal's
in anything approaching a replica of
his attire, has refrained from hurling
the adjective '' unsexed'' at her devoted head? And she deserves it.
Can anyone doubt that the individuality of woman is externally much
more marked than that of the sterner
. sex? We are no more fitted for be-
. ing dressed alike than we are fitted
for community life. We obviously
were never meant to march in bat-
|, talions, and it is a great but little
understood truth which is responsible for so many otherwise intelligent
women wearing the wrong thing.
There are several golden rules
which I could wish to be observed
in the choice of scent. First, avoid
anything very highly scentjed; secondly, having chosen a perfume stick
to it; thirdly, let your choice be distinctive. Any adjunct to the toilet
which is in daily use should be of
the best quality; it should never be
conspicuous by its strength, yet it
should be characteristic. The Crown
perfumery answers all theBe requirements; made of the finest and purest ingredients, it has become well
known. Terry & Marett have this
| delightful scent in stock. The violet
is perhaps the most dainty.
This changeable   weather, I   have
heard it said, brings two unfailing!
reminders of our fallible nature, one
being a thirst and the other a liver.
To assuage the former seems then
the immediate business of life, while
i-to illtreat the latter seems the normal.   In discovering that the Englishman's home may be also a private manufactory for the most de-
i licious drinks, one is spreading knowledge of a truly practical not to say
Ipleasant character.   Apropos the well
■known "White Rock" is perhaps the
most reliable water of ils kind, the
mineral properties being most excellent for the liver, while its general
(izziness seems to quench one's thirst
in no time. And one usually finds
that "White Rock" and Johnny
Walker's Whiskey make the most
popular drink of the English gentleman at home.
The annual mid-winter dry goods
sales are beginning and numbers of
excited females throng the stores.
This year it pleased the Gods to
grant us a boot and shoe sale as well,
which is now in progress at the Paterson Shoe Company. Since my inspection of the splendid stock that
they are selling at such remarkably
low prices I had decided to lay ign,
a goodly store of footwear. To tell
you of all the bargains that are to
be had here, would take too longv
But you can imagine the "snaps"
that are going, when I tell you that
the latest shapes in ladies' boots and
shoes, with the new military heel,
mark you, are selling for about half
the usual prices. Children's boots
are also exceptionally cheap and you
certainly should take a "look in"
when you are in town.
Challoner & Mitchell's store is
more than ever attractive this week,
and one sees rows of visitors and
"country cousins", not to mention
the resident Madame proper, "flattening their noses" as the elegant
phrase goes, against those seductive
windows full of beautiful jewellery
and tempting Christmas presents.
But I will not stop to describe the
windows; follow me into the store,
whither I went to purchase a simple
gift for a young girl. Here I was
introduced to numerous trays filled
with all kinds of the most dainty and
useful articles imaginable. The first
tray contained any amount of pretty
things, each valued at 25 cents; the
next tray was filled with 50 cent
articles, and so on up to the $1.00
tray. This, as you eau readily see, is
a splendid idea, as it saves one time,
and also the bother hunting about
for small gifts. In the space of ten
minutes I had secured three of the
dearest Christmas presents, the cost
of the three being exactly $2.00. So
don't for a moment imagine you must
have your purse lined with gold to
buy Christmas gifts at Challoner &
Who can say that our Victoria
merchants are not progressive after
a glance at the beautiful new apartments that are being added to Fletcher Bros.' popular music store on Government street? Here again, let me
tell you, oue is able to select choice
Christmas gifts iii the line of good
music. And look you, could there be
a more acceptable present for your
friends that are of a musical turn of
mind, than one of the popular operas,
for sale now at Fletcher Bros.?
To say that one is liable to acute
palpitation of the heart, while inspecting Weiler Bros.' glorious stock
of copper and brassware, is putting
it mild. And were I "head man" in
this establishment I should certainly
have an "inspector" so to speak,
stationed at tlie door. Because any
one in the least way inclined to be a
kleptomaniac would certainly develop that complaint to a superlative
degree in this store. And now it behooves me to describe to you in my
poor way some of the articles that
caused my heart to beat so fast. First
there was a tall copper claret jug*
with quaint designs in repousse; then
I beheld a lovely wine cooler in the
same metal; after that a number of
artistic shaped tea-kettles, candlesticks, tea services, smokers' sets/
trays, etc; all terribly tempting because they are selling comparatively
cheap. Then tliere is the Royal Doulton "Nelson" ware, souvenirs of Trafalgar, 1805-1905, made in odd old-
fashioned shaped steins and mugs
with Nelson's head worked in, quite
the quaintest ornaments you can
imagine. Surely you now feel like
donning "bonnet and shawl" imme
diately and starting off to inspect
this fascinating display for yourself.
In the mad rush for Christmas gifts
the children must not be forgotten.
And apropos, the Hinton Electric Co.
is exhibiting a wonderful lot of electric toys, which by the way are quite
new inventions and much superior to
the common toys, as they are instructive to the boys as well as amusing.
The electric top is one of the most
attractive, and youths have been
known to gaze for hours with longing
eyes in the windows where these articles are exhibited.
The attraction at Finch & Finch's
the popular man's furnishing store,
this week is their choice assortment
of bath robes, which by the way, are
most suitable for ladies as well as
gentlemen. At this time of year
when colds are contracted so easily,
it becomes a necessity to possess oneself of a "comfy" bath robe, and one
that will wash. To judge the superiority of the above mentioned I should
advise you to inspect their stock.
P. S — Of course this is the time
one has to look around the stores for
Christmas presents, and I notice at
Allan's Fit Reform Wardrobe on
Government street some very pretty
and artistic house coats or smoking
jackets for men. They only cost
$6.50, and would make a charming
seasonable gift for your husband or
son. There are also some very tasty
English knitted fancy vests at $5.00.
Some of these things will make the
male sex inordinarily happy this
"gay and festive season."
The Saskatchewan elections take
place on Wednesday next. December
2 was the first date announced, but
that was a telegrapher's error. That
army of machinists could not be removed from Alberta and safely garrisoned in Saskatchewan by the beginning of the month. Nobody knows
what the result of the polling will be,
but The Week hopes for the best even
though it hardly expects it.
The Economist of Nelson is to become a daily paper with a change of
name. The proprietor says that the
title chosen will very likely be "The
Daily Vidette.' The Economist is one
of the sanest newspapers in British
Columbia and its editor deserves success in his undertaking. The Rev.
W. W. Baer, a somewhat unorthodox
Methodist parson, has purchased the
plant of the Nelson Tribune and is
reported to intend entering the field
with another daily. Nelson must be
full of wise citizens judging by the
support accorded the local press.
Nelson has nearly as many papers as
Vancouver, and one more than Victoria.
Duncan Ross, M.P., of Greenwood,
erstwhile a "cross roads" correspondent of an Ontario country weekly, is
hurt about the opposition in British
Columbia to the recent increase in the
salaries of members of parliament.
In his paper, the Boundary Creek
Times, Mr. Ross says. "There is not
a- western member who goes to Ottawa and remains there during a session of six months and who faithfully
represents western ideas and western
ideals but what is money out of
pocket, even if he is allowed $2,500.
Opposition to the increase should be
confined to the cent belt." Do "western ideals" involve the purchase of
many drinks, or what? The Week
does not care particularly how much
pay the politicians get. Most of the
Grits are "in politics" for the money,
anyway, but these "western ideals"
puzzle us. Where are they to be
found? It is interesting to note
that Mr. Ross, who has grown fat
and prosperous looking since his unexpected and not-to-be explained advent to public life, refers to the Grit
politicians as "It"—"not one but
WHAT is money out," etc.
Challoner & Mitchell
Z FIXTURES                         m
Economi- <*
cal.      «*
The Regular Price is $5.50
But at Our Mammoth Sale Vou Can
Buy Them for 93.3s Par Pair, If
you cut out and bring this ad. with
you. **""
70 Government St., 132 Government St.,
At The Street   f
Corner        h
Now is the season for mud, and
it is possible to appreciate the nice
clean sidewalks and at the same time
abominate the awful condition of the
.street crossings; it is one of the penalties we have to pay for being a city
of no poor. As a Winnipeg visitor
said of us once in the Manitoba Free
Press, everyone of us is "hard up"
but there are no poor people in Victoria. Consequently there are no
crossing sweepers, and the boot-
shiners are getting fat. Still I should
Jike to see a few crossing-sweepers
round the place; one stationed at the
Parliament buildings end of James
Bay bridge would reap a veritable
harvest this sort of weather. It
might be possible for the City Council to consider the advisability of
importing a brand of crossing-sweeper from London. This would be in
keeping with the recent action of the
Bank of Commerce in advertising for
Scotch lads for bank clerks.
* *   *
There is one distinctive feature
about Victoria which I have never
come across anywhere else; it is rather a pleasant one and is, I should
think, provocative of good business.
I refer to the numerous raffles which
•are to be seen advertised in the papers and in the different, windows on
Government street. Tobacconists
seem to be the leaders in the form
of attracting business and the natural
result is that we have all been smoking alwut twice as much as usual.
There is something peculiarly fascinating in winning a raffle, it is ever
so much more satisfactory than is
the common or garden method of going into a store and purchasing what
you want. Messrs. Waitt & Co. offer
particularly liberal terms in their
annual drawing for musical instruments at their store in Government
street where it would seem that every
purchaser to the extent of ten cents
is likely to benefit in a more or less
* *   *
So the Dallas Hotel is changing
hands. This popular and well known
seaside resort is passing from the
control of Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson into that of Mr. and Mrs. William Patterson, who have so long
been connected with the hotel. Past
patrons and those to come will have
no complaint to make with regard to
the future management of this hotel,
whicli will keep up its reputation as
being thc only first-class hotel on the
water-front. The Dallas is to be
largely improved for the coming season and intending guests will find
every   convenience   ready to    their
* *   *
On Thursday there was a smart
turn-out of the fire brigade in Johnson street and a large number of
people were deceived into thinking
that it was the real thing. Quite a
crowd collected to see the operations.
I suppose we ought all to be tjhankfiil
that it was hut a practice call, but
all thc same there is something very
disappointing in following a fire brigade up for about a mile and tfaSeti
finding that there   is no   blaze 1|-
»   *   *
I have been challenged by move
than one of my acquaintances witli
regard to the correct pronunciation of
the word St. Leger. My readers may
remember that I ridiculed the management of the Victoria Theatre for
advertising on its programme the correct pronunciation as being "Sillin-
ger." Many people, however, would
have it that this is right; some argue
on the analogy of St. John and St
Clair being pronounced as though
they were spelt Singeon and Sinclair,
I should be glad if some person who
is interested at all in this sort of
thing would send me his views on the
matter. (Whatever "views" anyone
may have on the subject the fact remains that St. Leger is not pronounced Sillinger.-Ed.)
* *   *
What a delightful speech that was
of Mark Twain's on the occasion of
his 70th birthday. I wonder how\
many people know the derivation of
his 'nom de plume"; everyone knows
of aourse that his own name is Clemens. The story is that as he was
standing on board one of the steamers
on the Mississippi he was listening
to the sailor heaving the lead and
calling out the readings; "mark one,
mark twain, etc." This "Mark
Twain" caught Mr. Clemens' fancy
and so he adopted it.
* *   *
I read the other day a long article
by Eustace Mills, the champion English racquet player, on the subject
of keeping in good health without
the necessity of taking exercise. The
writer proves that with a careful system of dieting it was possible to
keep in good training without the
strenuous regime usually required.
The stock example of a healthy man
who never takes exercise is of course
Mr. Chamberlain, who once remarked
that if a man walked up-stairs to bed
he had done all that could be demand-
manded of him. It is not generally
known that Eustace Mills combines
with his athletic prowess a reputation
•for philology, he being one of the first
philological coaches at Cambridge
(England) during his residence there.
* *   *
India is at present rejoicing in the
presence of the Prince of Wales, but
British Columbia was not to be outr
done and last week we had in jf\i
Capital City Prince on Whales. A
large audience were enthusiastic in
their appreciation of a lecture which
teemed with interest.
There is a very severe indictment
in the current edition of the Overseas
Daily Mail delivered by an English
bishop ou th subject of modern literature; out of 87 books whicli he
perused with the object of giving a
fair and impartial opinion he found
that only 80 were in his view fit to
put before young people, nl these
days we are not, so particular as to
what we allow our children to read,
but this seems to be a serious state
of affairs and should occupy the attention of the novelists. At the same
time there is no earthly reason why
novelists whose aim is to interest
women and men should have to write
for an audience of school girls.
* *   *
What made Hawley Smart?
'all   Cane.
New Goods Just
Arrived for Christmas
By an odd lapse of memory the
editor last week referred to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman as "Sir
William," and there was no cunning proofreader or compositor to
correct the error. The Lounger
promptly lounged around to chortle
over it, and others also have enjoyed
the rare pleasure of telling the editor of his mistake. However, the
article in question was written while
a small boy was howling for proofs,
the linotype man was looking for
copy, three gentlemen were talking
about different things ranging from
a concert to a monotype, and the
make-up man was making a desperate
effort to put a cricket story in the
editorial columns. In other words
and briefly, the article was written on
publishing day ,and "Sir William"
We did more business last month
than ever before.   The reason is
v*k because we give the best value
that money can buy.
30 Pairs for the Man that wants to spend '.$2.50
36 Pairs for the Lads that want to spend 1.50
24 Pairs for the Ladies th tawant beauty and strength 3.00
30 Pairs Misses' Dong. Kid Blucher, heavy soles, sizes 11 to 2 1.50
30 Pairs Men's Hip and Thigh Rubber Boots at 5.00
24 Pairs  George  A.   Slater's  Invictus Fine Boots at 4.00
12 Pairs  Ladies'  Dongola   Kid,   Goodyear welt, at 2.00
IS Pairs   Children's   Button   Boots,   sizes 9 to iol/2, a little off style, at    50
12 Pairs Youths' Lace Boots, sizes 11 and 12     50
Look out for our Slippers, now on the way, which will be put on sale
next month. The long and short of it is, we want your trade. High quality and low prices should interest you.
James fiaynard, S^^ffi
PHONE   1232
(Continued from page four.)
subject, on the occasion of his recent
visit to the city.
The C. P. R. excursions which have
been arranged to convey land seekers
from Winnipeg and other points in
Manitoba and the Northwest to the
land of promise in the far west have
begun. A large influx of people is
expected to take advantage of the
cheap rates and our real estate men
are making ready to exhibit all the
god points of the district to the
prospective settlers. The rigorous
climate of the prairie country is too
severe as a rule, to permit of its being chosen as a permanent location,
and when the Northwest farmer has
gathered together sufficient shekels to
render him comparatively independent, he is ouly too willing to forsake
a region of the most intense cold, of
blizzards and hailstorms for the beautiful Okanagan, the land of fruit and
sunshine, where blue skies and balmy
air combine with glorious scenery and
fertile soil to present attractions difficult to surpass.
Broad Street, Between
Yates   and   Johnson
0. Renz,      Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville
talent that pains and money can secure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8:80.
Admission: 10 and 25c.
The British Columbia legislature
will convene on January 11, and the
session very probably will close before the end of February.
The New Westminster Columbian
says that "Local patriotism is of inestimable value to any community."
Perhaps it, is, but too. many people
mistake parochialism for 'local patriotism. ''
Two employees of Trites-Wood
store in Fernie, named W. S. Harding and George Hubbard have been
sent to gaol for three months for
stealing goods from the shop value
about $17.
The Sultan has agreed to yield to
the principle of the demand made by
the powers in regard to the financial
control of Macedonia.   He had to.
The Vancouver drug stores are
mostly in favor of Sunday closing. It
is enabling them to get rid of their
stock of patent medicines, such as
Pe-ru-na, and other alcoholic mixtures of that ilk. It is rather astonishing, but perhaps not so surprising
after all, to see the number of alleged ministers and old maids who are
giving testimonials in thc advertisement columns of the daily papers as
to the benefits to be derived from
these spirituous patent medicines.
Week Starting Monday, Dec. 11.
Watson Stock Comp'y
In a Big Production
Brother Against Brother
Starting Thnrtday
Lights 0' London
Victoria Agents for the
Nanaimo Collieries.
Best Household New Wellington Coal
Lump or Sack, per ton     .... $6.50
Nut Coal, per ton  .. . .$5.00
Pea Coal, per ton $4.50
Also Anthracite coal for sale at
current rates.
Office, 34 Broad St.; wharf, Store
'PHONE 647.
Phone No. 409.
Week   of December il, 1905.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Daily—7.30 to 11.80.      Matinees ioc. all over.
Illustrated Song.
Week December 11
Sketch  Artists.
Trick Bicyclist.
15c and 25c THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9» *905-
i What proved to be the smartest,
most fashionable and largely attended wedding ever celebrated in Vancouver took place in Christ Church
at 1.30 on Monday afternoon. The
contracting parties were Mr. Cecil
Macl? Merritt, son of Col. and Mrs.
Merritt of St. Catherines, Ont., and
|Miss Sophia Tupper, eldest daughter
of Sir Charles Hibbert and Lady Tupper, and grand-daughter of Sir Chas.
Tupper, Bart. Society turned out en
masse to witness the nuptials, and
long before the strains of the Lohengrin Wedding March announced the
'coming of the wedding party, the'
church was thronged to the doors.!
Standing beneath a pretty double
arch of chrysanthemums and ivy, the.
1 young couple plighted their troth
while Rev. Cecil C. Owen, rector of
phrist Church, intoned the solemn
mpresive service of the Anglican
Church. The effect was heightened
;iy the full choral service. Mr. Walter F. Evans, organist of the church,
presided at the organ, and rendered
Wagner's and Mendelssohn's wed-
ling marches, while the full surpliced
choir assisted in the choral part of
the service. The church was handsomely decorated for the occasion by
the friends of the bride with a profusion of chrysanthemums combined
with feathery ferns, palms and ivy.
The bride entered on the arm of
her father, Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, who gave her away. Both the
young people are very popular in
Vancouver, and have a wide circle of
'friends both in Vancouver and in
Victoria. The groom, Mr. Merritt, is
a member of the ship chandlery firm
of Boyd, Burns, & Co. The bride
looked very pretty in a very hand-
jsome gown of ivory liberty satin,
band-made, with a bertha and deep
flounce of the most exquisite Brussels
ilace, narrow ruffles of the same lace
jand ropes of fine pearls edging the
ioat cut fronts of the robe
ind the long court train which fold-
d back from a pannel of shirred
hiffon embroidered with seed pearls.
B*he sleeves, which were short and
full gathered to the arm in tiny
ucks sewn with seed pearls, were met
|iy long suede gloves. With this
;own, the bride wore a coronet of
'•range blossoms and a veil of magnificent Honiton lace, the gift of her
grandmother, Lady Tupper. Her sole
[irnament was a beautiful pearl neck-
ace and pendant, the gift of her
.randfather, the Hon. James Macdonald. The bridal party was a
bretty sight, moving up the aisle. The
'ride was attended by a maid of
onor and three bridesmaids. Miss
Stances Tupper, sister of the bride,
Jvas maid of honor, Miss Janet Tup-
>er, another sister of the bride, Miss
Hilary Tupper of Winnipeg, cousin of
Kiie bride, and Miss Dorothy McKin-
iion of Vancouver being the bridesmaids. The maid of honor, as well
s the bridesmaids, wore frocks of
iale shell pink crepe de chine trimmed
Vith fine insertion and ruffles of val-
nciennes lace. Their hats were white
leaver ornamented with pink roses
f chiffon and long white ostrich
eathers. They carried lovely bou-
uets of pale pink carnations tied
Hrith white satin ribbon and each wore
gold monogram ring, the gift of
>ie groom.
Lady Tupper, mother of the bride,
ore a very handsome dress of black
ice and silk applique over rich white
!jtin.   The front of the bodice was
mposed of pale blue chiffon folded
'er a vest of turquoise  and gold
[nbroidery.   The hat worn with this
vely gown was made of white chif-
m trimmed with bands of brown
r and touches of   turquoise blue
|«ine velvet.   She carried a bouquet
lilies of the valley and violets.
Lady Charles Tupper, grandmother
the bride, was gowned in a rich
de of green velvet adorned with a
ince cape and cuffs of Brussels lace.
The bonnet worn with this gown was the Oak Bay links on  Wednesday
of Tuscan lace straw with white os- afternoon,   the   victors    being   the
trich tips and velvet to match the Misses   Violet   Pooley   and   Ethel
gown.   The groom was supported by Pitts, Miss Daisy Langley and Mari-
Mr. John Boyd, Mr. W. Martin Grif- on Pitts coming second.    Tea was
fen, Mr. R. Bruce Mackedie and Mr. served at the club house.
Thomas Jenkins ably  fulfilling the |                     •   •   *
Mr. Seymour Hastings O'Dell and
duties of ushers.
The centre aisle of the church was bride are staying for a few weeks at
lined with broad white silk ribbon the Balmoral,
which was well filled   with   hand-| •   *   •
somely gowned ladies. Just as the | Mrs. Butchart entertatined at tea
service commenced the sunshine, 0n Wednesday at "Ballahinch." She
which had been hiding behind grey was assisted by her two charming
clouds all morning, streamed through daughters. The house was most beau-
the windows and illuminated tlie tifully decorated with a profusion of
bridal party. lovely flowers.
After the  ceremony    the   bridal, *   *   *
party and a number of intimate. Mrs. J. K. Worsfold gave a very
friends of the bride drove to "Park- enjoyable tea on Wednesday in honor
side," the home of Sir Charles Hib-j 0f her nieces, the Misses Halhead of
bert and Lady Tupper, where a short Chemainus. The tea tables were dee-
reception was held, the happy couple orated with chrysanthemums, autumn
leaving by the Great Northern at leaves and Chinese lanterns, which
four o'clock for England where they was mo8t effective. Amongst those
will be for tjbreiei or four monlhgj there were Mrs. C. M. Roberts, Mrs.
after which they will reside in Van-1 Arundel, Mrs. Irvine, Mrs. Beau-
The bride's travelling dress was a
handsome tailor-made gown of green
tweed, with green velvet collar and
cuffs; and she wore a smart little
tricorn beaver hat strapped with gold,
and an ermine stole.
At Christ Church Cathedral on
Wednesday afternoon, by the Rev.
Canon Beanlands, Mr. Keith Wilson,
youngest son of Rev. W. Wilson, of
Salt Spring Island, was united in
marriage to Miss Catherine Constance King, youngest daughter of
Mrs. E. Hammond King of Rae St.,
Promptly at five o'clock the bride
entered the church on the arm of her
uncle, Mr. Stephen T. Wootton, attended by her sister, Miss Adelaide
King, and three little cousins, the
little daughters of T. R. Smith and
E. E. Wootton. The church was very
prettily decorated by a number of
young friends of the bride under the
guidance of Miss Beth Irving. White
chrysanthemums formed an arch,
combined Avith ferns and ivy, under which the knot was tied. The
wedding was very quiet, only the most
intimate friends and the relatives of
the contracting parties being invited;
however, the church was well filled
with friends.
The bride made a very charming
champ Tye, Miss Drake, Mrs. Crease,
Miss Crease, Mrs. Mohun, Miss Newton, Miss May Newcombe, Mrs. and
Miss Corbett, Mrs. Charlie Rhodes,
Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Cardew, Miss
Wark, the Misses Devereux, Mrs.
Blaikloek, Miss Nelly Dupont, Miss
Spain, Mrs. Spain, Mrs. and the
Misses    Kitto,    Mrs. Hasell,    Mrs.
»   »   •
Mrs. D. R. Harris returned last
week from Santa Cruz, where she
had taken her daughter, Miss Hilda
Harris, .for the wintr months.
•   •   •
Mrs. Gillespie entertained a large
number of ladies at the tea hour on
Thursday   at   her   lovely   residence,
"Highwood," St. Charles street.
•   •   •
On Tuesday last a very pretty
wedding took place at Happy Valley
at the residence of Mr. Alexander
Fraser, when his youngest daughter,
Stella Irene, was united in marriage
to Mr. William Bell Charted, of
Sooke. The bride, who was given
away by her father, wore a lovely
gown of white duchess satin, trimmed
with applique and lillies of the valley
with a tulle veil hand embroidered
caught up with a wreath of orange
blossoms. She carried a bouquet of
white chrysanthemums. She was attended by Miss Nancy Charters, sis
workmen have been employed.
Boundary Ore Shipments.
Granby 17,633
Mother Lode 3,717
Brooklyn 1,170
Rawhide     480
Sunset     300
Providence       30
Skylark       30
Total 23,420
Total for year 833,744
Rossland Ore Shipments.
Le Roi 2,14ft
Centre Star 1,264
War Eagle     970
Le Roi No. 2     296
Total  4,677
Total for year 303,183
Slocan and E. Kootenay Ore Shipments.
Sullivan 200
Iron Mask 118
Highlander ...88
Snowstorm 77
Ymir 60
Monitor and Ajax 44
American Boy 21.
Krao 20
La Plata 20
Queen 20
Ottawa 20.i
Last Chance • 20
I    Total .;
little picture.    She wore    a dainty j ter of tue „room) Wu0 i00ked very
gown of white silk with transparent sweet in a paie pink frock carrying
yoke and the usual tulle veil caught a bonquet of ping chrysanthemums
up with orange blossoms, and carried and wore a peari brooch, the gift of
a shower   bouquet   of   bride roses. th(J groom    The groom's gift to the
Miss Adelaide King, the bridesmaid, bride was a ^ watch and chain,
wore a white muslin frock with a gir- Mv   John  stockland supported  the
die of deep pink ribbon   and   puff
groom.   The marriage was solemniz-
sleeves finished  with bands of  the! *d" b'" Rev~ Dr,  Campbell under a
same. The hat worn was white trim,
med with a silght shade of pink
ribbon, fur and white wings. She
carried a bouquet of yellow chrysan- j
canopy of lovely flowers and ferns,
the centre of which    was a   floral
The bride's going away dress was
Ore Receipts—Trail. ,
Le Roi 2,147
Centre Star 1,264
War Eagle j 970
Le Roi No. 2 296
Iron Mask 118
Snowstorm     77
Monitor and Ajax     44
American Boy     21
Last Chance     17
Total 4,954
Ore Receipts—Granby
Granby 17,633
Skylark       30
Total 17,663
Ore Receipts—B. 0. Copper Oo.
Mother Lode 3,717
Ore Receipts—Dominion Copper.
Brooklyn 1,170
Rawhide     480
Sunset 360
Total 2,010
Ore Receipts—Hall Mines.
Highlander 88
Ymir 60
Krao 20
La Plata 20
Ottawa 20
Queen 20
themums.   Mr. Norman Wilson, bro- blwn e)oth trimmcd with blue 8atill)
ther of the groom, acted as best man. I with hat to match,   The happy couple
The three little girls were dressed j left aftel, the re(.cption for a trip
alike in white China silk Buster t {o thj> Som)(, citicS) after which they
Brown frocks, while crowning their ! wi)1 makc their ,u)me in Sooke,
curls were   wreaths of pink   carna- j	
tions.   Mrs.   King, mother of   the THE WEEK'S ORE MOVEMENTS.
bride, wore a black silk gown with 	
deep cape and stole of lovely lace. Nelson, December 2.
She wore a bunch of violets. This week your correspondent has
Miss Lyde King, sister of the bride, been enabled, by the aid nffordcd by
wore white with blue ribbon, and a the great majority of the mine own-
white hat. Mrs. Wilson, mother offers, to give a better record of the
the groom, wore a very handsome, work being done up country. The
black gown. record is not perfect as yet, but will
The bride's going away costume soon be made so as the value to the
was blue cloth with hat to match, [public and, incidentally to thc miners
After the reception the happy couple and smelters themselves, is better ap-
left for Portland. Ou returning they predated. There is little of special
will make their home at Salt Spring importance to .be recorded except
Island. j next week tliere will begin shipments
A great many Salt Spring people from thc St. Eugene mine to the
came down for the wedding, amongst smelters at Trail and Nelson. The
whom were Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Wil-, week is not an extraordinary one by
son, Mrs. F. Scott, Mrs. Crofton, Mr. any means and indeed was the slim-
Bullock, Mr. Ramsay and the Messrs. mest of thc year in one or two smelt-
Wilson. I ers, but for all that a conservative
estimate of the value. of the metals
produced would place it at $200,000,
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Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli,
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Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, he will
conduct a special class in the art of
pianoforte accompaniment to a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is given to beginners as well at
to advanced players. The school is situated at 117 Cook Street Victoria.
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(In the future a section of The
Week will be devoted to sport, and it
will be the aim of the publishers to
conduct this section in an impartial
manner and to give attention to all
branches of athletics. Any items of
interest should be addressed to the
Sporting Editor, The Week, Vancouver, B.C.)
Tom Davis, the well known middleweight wrestler, was in Bellingham
last Saturday night and after seeing
the match there between Colman and
Fred Gunderson, made arrangements
for a match with Colman, to take
place in Vancouver, Bellingham or
Seattle between January 1st and 10th.
Colman is a coming man and has disposed of some good meu this winter.
He is particularly anxious to get a
match with Dan McLeod, the ex-
champion of Canada, but the wily
Scot seems none too anxious to take
him on. The Davis-Colman match
should be a good one, for both men
are very scientific in their work. The
Berg-Davis match in Vancouver, two
years ago, was one of the best
matches ever pulled off on the coast.
This match should be equally as good.
* *   •
In Edinburgh on October 28th
last, Hackenschmidt, the wrestler,
who came to America a few months
ago and returned across the pond
after defeating all those with whom
he wrestled while in this country, met
Alex. Munro, the champion of Scotland. Munro was too light a man
for this heavy opponent and the Russian won the match, taking two
straight falls. The Scottish sports
had backed their man rather heavily
and as one supporter of the Scotch
champion walked home after the
match he murmured something about
the Scotch having lost enough that
day to the Russians to pay for all the
warships that Russia lost in the war
with Japan. Yet the Vancouver
News-Advertiser came out on Saturday last with the statement that a
match has just been arrang-ed between
these two wrestlers, but the date has
not yet been set! It is quite apparent
that their sporting writer was getting
a wee bit shy ou dope and used the
scissors on some old files. But he
should at least select exchanges that
are less than two months old or his
paper should drop the first four letters of its' name.
* *   *
A tournament to decide the amateur wrestling championship of Vancouver will take place at the English
Bay .club rooms on December 15th
and 22nd. The matches are open to
all bona fide amateurs 140 pounds or
under and the prize is a handsome
silver cnp.
It is to be regretted that Victoria
has not seen proper to put a couple
of real basketball teams on the floor
this season. In both Vancouver and
New Westminster the game is booming. The Westminster military team
met the Vancouver soldiers in the
Terminal Cily last Snturdny evening
and won "hands down" by 15 points
to 6. The Vancouver team was completely outclassed and the youngsters
from the Royal City put up the snappiest game ever seen in Vancouver.
The Westminster team will make a
try for the coast championship this
year and will meet some of the crack
American teams after the holidays.
* *   *
The faculty of the University of
Washington has taken a notion that
basketball is a little too strenuous a
sport for the young ladies at that institution nnd is discussing the nd-
visability of forbidding the team to
play games with any but the university class tenms. It is to be hoped
that this order will not be put into
effect for the annual visit of the "II"
ladies' team to the British Columbia
cities is always looked forward to by
the girls on this side of the line.
• •   •
The Seattle High School quintette
will soon visit British Columbia and
play games in Vancouver, New Westminster, and probably Victoria.
* *   *
The Rocky Mountain Rangers have
formed a basketball team at Revelstoke.
Of that famous lacrosse team which
so surprised the Eastern teams in
1900, only the veteran Turnbull and
Tom Gifford will be on the lineup of
the Westminsters next year. ;At least
that is how things look now, but with
those Salmon Bellies it is like pulling
eye teeth to get any of the team to
quit the game, although every fall
they very religiously announce their
retirement, and just as regularly they
are found out at practice the following spring. Alex. Turnbull is the only
one who does not talk of retiring. A
couple of years ago Turnbull made the
statement to the writer that when he
could no longer catch a place on the
Westminster team he would retire and
not before. Barlow Galbraith has made
the good resolution time and time
again—only to break it. . Next year
Turnbull will play at "first home"
or "outside home" and Tom Gifford
will drop back to "point" unless Barlow eomes out once more. There is
talk of Sandy Gray going out in thb
field and a new man going between the
flags. Carty is probably the man in
view, but he must improve to be
Gray's equal, and after Cheyne and
Gray, the West|minster sports want
somebody pretty good for that position. George Rennie, Tom Rennie,
Charlie Galbraith, Sandy Gray, Jim
Gifford, Will Turnbull, John Bryson,
Pat Feeney, Irving Wintemute and
other well known young players will
be on the champions' line-up next
In the Mainland league last Saturday in Vancouver tyhe Vancouver
Shamrocks and the Westminsters
played a draw game, ench side scoring
twice. At Eburne the Celtics of Vancouver defented the Island Casuals.
»   *   *
A game was played at Kelowna last
week between the home team and the
Summerland team and'resulted in a
win for Kelowna by seven goals to
nil.   A return game is being arranged.
Other Sports.
After leading the International
Telegraphic Bowling League for some
weeks, the Vancouver team has now
got on the toboggan and this week
dropped three straight games to Ana-
*   *   *
Under the auspices of the Vancouver Rugby Club, a very successful
smoking concert was held in the City
Hall on Wednesday evining. Wrestling matches furnished a large part
of the evening's entertainment.
»   *  *
The annual concerts of the Vancouver Choral and Orchestral Society were held on Monday and Tuesday
evenings of this week in the Vancouver Opera House. On Monday evening there wns a noticeable lack of
harmony of action between the local
singers and the Watkins Mills Quartette who furnished the solo parts).
The management account for this as
due to lack of a final rehearsal which,
they claim, tlie soloists refused.
Tuesday evening the complete entertainment was furnished by the Wat-
kin Mills Company nnd while two
of the singers were undoubtedly suffering from colds, the concert proved most plensing to the lnrge nudi-
oncc who applauded every number.
•    »   *
The legal troubles over thc possession of the People's Thentre, Vnncouver, seem to have no detrimental
effect on the size of   the   audiences
which nightly patronize this popular
playhouse. This week two good bills
were produced: "The Forger's
Daughter" running the first part of
the week and "Our Boys" being the
bill for the latter part. Next week
Mr. M. B. Curtis will rejoin the
Berch Stock Company and two fine
plays will be produced,
«   •   •
In view of the fact that the "Independent" managers are to invade the
Pacific Coast under the management
of Mr. J. P. Howe, of Seattle, theatre
goers will be interested in reviewing
the full list of attractions controlled
by the Independents. Under the
Schuberts are: Sarah Barnhardt in
repertoire; Ada Rehan in "Captain
Brassbound's Conversion"; the
Henry Russell Grand Opera Co.; Jefferson De Angelis in "Fantana";
DeWolf Hopper in ' ' Happyland";
Eddie Foy in "The Earl and the
Girl"; "Babes in Wood"; "The
Jury of Fate"; "The Secret Orchard"; Alice Neilson; Paula Edwards
in "Princess Beggar"; Grace Van
Studdiford in "Lady Teazle"; Margaret Anglin in "Zira"; "Wang";
"Chinese Honeymoon"; Chas. E.
Evans in "The Filibuster"; "The
Royal Chef"; "The Nazarene";
"The Motor Girl"; "Mexicana."
Under the direction of David Belasco:
David Warfield in "The Music Master"; Mrs. Leslie Carter in "Andrea"; Blanche Bates in "The Girl
from the Golden West"; Bertha Gal-
land in "Sweet Kitty Bellairs";
Percy Haswell in "The Darling of
the Gods"; Odette Taylor in "The
Heart, of Maryland"; Edna Wallace
Hopper in a new play. Under the
direction of Harrison Grey Fiske.
Mrs. Fiske in "Leah Kleschna";
Mms. Kalich in "Monna Vanna".
Under the direction of Frank L.
Perley. "The Girl and the Bandit";
"The Winning Girl" and "Prince of
Aragon." This list is the only correct one published on the Coast and
was compiled last week by Mr. J. P.
Howe. The new theatre for the Independents in Vancouver is to be
known as "The Princess Theatre."
Arrangements are also being made to
book their attractions in Victoria.
The first visit of inspection of the
Hedley branch of the Bank of B. N.
A. took place last week, when Mr.
H. B. MacKenzie, for mnny years an
inspector of the bnnk, and now manager at Victoria, B.C., made his first
official visit, to the Similkameen, snys
the Hedley Gnzette. Mr. MacKenzie
is an old Brantford boy, has father
having been for many years restor
of the leading Anglican church of
that city, and his brothers occupying
positions of trust anr responsibility.
During his stay in Hedley, Mr. MacKenzie made good use of his time in
getting about. On Friday he visited
the Nickel Plate mine and was taken
though the workings, which showed
him thnt Hedley's future, with such
a property to bnck it, was on a sure
foundation. On Saturday he and Mr.
MacHaffic made a trip to Keremeos,
returning on Sunday; and on Monday
morning's stage he left for the Coast.
His visit impressed him with the
solid basis upon which material progress of the Similkameen rests, and
he was most, optimistic as to the grc.t
impetus which would be given to the
industrial growth of the district with
the advent of the railway. Mr. MacKenzie's long service with the bnnk
as inspector hns taken him all over
Canada from the Yukon to the Bay
of Fundy. He has had the opportunity of seeing towns grow from small
things to populous centres, and to
note the relation of cause and effect
ns npplied to ench case, nnd his opinion is all the more valuable in consequence of this experience.
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