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Array j New Houses For Sale
!        INSTALMENT PLAN.
, A number of new homes, Modern in
. every respect. Easy monthly inatal-
,  ments.
: B.C. Land & Infestment Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
THE WEEK
WITH WHICH IS INCORPORATED PROGRESS
10 to 25 Per Cent.
Reduction
On all Pattern Goods.
COOPER & LINKLATER
(Corner Fort and Broad Streets.)
No. 8
VICTORIA, B. C, SATURDAY, FEB. 26,1903
Price 6 Cents.
MorelPs Hams and Bacon
IOWA'S PRIDE.
DIXI H. ROSS & CO., Independent Cash Grocers
BREAD
Finest Quality.   Always Sweet.   Beautiful to Look
At.   Delicious to Eat.   Try It.
London and Vancouver Bakery
73 FORT STREET
Phone 361
D. W. HANBURY, Prop
(ZPflCC   CkRISfa*   Just arriving, two carlords of the Finest Grass and
UHrlOiS   3ECU*   Clovei Seeds ever imported into British Colombia.
Our prices cannot be touched.   Send for samples and prices.
THE BRaeKMAN'KBR MILLING 6©., Limited.
125 Government Street.
A Great Change for Victoria.
Canadian Troops to  flan  the Defenses  So   Long  Held   by
Imperial Garrison—Some Considerations Involved.
An
GOVERNMENT HOUSE.
The announcement made early ia tlie | nominate all the gentlemen who are to I
hold commissions at Work Point, although Mr. Kingham, president of the
Liberal Association, is reported to have
developed military knowledge during the
last few days and to have studied the
science of coaling warships. In view of
the importance of Esquimalt in the defense scheme of Uanada, it is expected
that the garrison will not be placed entirely iu the bauds of sympathisers with
Mr. Clifford Sifton, and that it will be
recruited to a considerable extent from
Under Entirely New Management
Hotel Victoria
The Old Established and Popular House.
First-class Restaurant in connection.   Meals at all hours.
MILLINGTON & WOLFENDEN, Props.
The Victoria is steam heated throughout; has the best sample rooms
in tbe city, and has been refurnished from top to bottom.
|'What will you have?     f
3 Watson's Glenlivet, per bottle $1.00 f
Jsf Black and White        1.25 sL
9 Red Wheat Rye Whisky   1.00 J?
2 Our Celebrated Consello Invalid Port 50 *J
«t) Carne's Cash Grocery, f)
ft)  PHONE 586. Corner Yates and Broad Sts. ft
week that Canada will take over the defenses at Halifax and Esquimalt is of
the greatest interest to the people of
the Dominion, and especially to resii-
dents of Halifax and Victoria. The Dominion intends to spend ahout $2,000,000
annually on the up-keep of the two garrisons. This sum hardly will suffice to
retain the strength of the garrisons on
their present footing, and it will not
provide, of course, for anythinig in the
way of a "Canadian navy."
•In Victoria there is really only one
feeling expressed hy those who are not
interested in the Canadian militia, and
that is one of regret at the prospective
loss of the Imperial soldiers. Socially,
tho change means eventually the loss of
the British Officer, a gentleman whom it
is the fashion to criticise, but who, nevertheless, is the best officer in the world,
and also a great acquisition to local society. Following on the departure of H.
M. warships the loss of the detachments
of Itoyal Engineers and Royal Garrison
Reception Held Yesterday Afternoon—Large Number
Present.
Yesterday afternoon Government
House was the scene of a very gay "reception." About 400 ladies and gentlemen gathered in the spacious ballroom,
where a delightful tea was served; the
tables were prettily arranged with
smilax, calla lilies and pink carnations.
Sir Henri Joly received in the drawing
room, and was assisted by Mrs. Nantou
and Miss Boswell, the former beautifully
gowned in black silk, and the latter, a
niece of His Honor, wore a becoming
dress of crenm voile.   Among the guests
time-expired veterans   of   the   present I wore Mrs' J' Dunsmuir, in brown panne
force at Work Point.
The garrisons will be taken over by
the Canadian government on July 1.
The situation is a development of the
suggestion made some time ago by the
noted military authority, Dr. Fred. Borden, that instead of Canada following
the example of Australia and Cape Col-
velvet; Mrs. Troup, white cloth; Miss
Todd, blue cloth with ermine fur trimmings; Mrs. Anderson, black velvet
dress and lint; Miss Webbling, golden
brown satin gown; Miss V. Drake, white
voile, black picture hat; Miss M. Nut-
tall, pale blue with white lace; Mrs. D.
R. Ker, in pole green basket cloth and
perial Defense fund, it should pay the
expenses of its own defenses. It is an
excellent idea.
THE  SITUATION   HT   ESQUIMALT.
(Depicted by Miss Emily Carr.)
{mwmtummmmmm
20 Cents for '10 Cen*s.
+\{\ cent glass  pots of Strawberry and Rasp-
£\J   berry Jam—not more than 10 pots to any
one purchaser—will be given for 10 cents
to the bearer of this ad. to-day and  next  week
only.
Mowat's Grocery, 77 Yates Street
Free Silverware with every sale.
Thsre's a silitr'SKHey, Salmon'
Swimming round Esouimilr Say
^nd His tJil 15 curled in <ir>s„,J
Jiars J.t 1.1 h'i eyts th,cv say
]ht.C<, a mel«ntl|ol<   I^.JJic   '
^Jmjo'tmd "i Wut .ntlqolj.
Wop^I  uJatUc,  by Hit   „au,-
Verf   JootcjsK Ito lolj
lie Mining Association:
A well attended meeting of the B. C.
ining Association was held in Victoria
iring the week and certain recommen-
tions agreed upon to be presented to
e provincial government in the inter-
ts of the industry. A list of subjects
r discussion at the convention in July
is nearly completed, the principal sub-
;ts being: The taxation of mines and
inerals; payment of stumpage on tim-
r or mineral claims; forfeiture of free
iters' certificates when holding water
;hts; fees for crown grants; crown
anting of placer claims; opening of In-
dien reserves for mining purposes; the
consolidation and codification of the
mineral and placer acts, including the
clauses of the water clauses act relating
to mining; fees for incorporating companies; transfer of control of government
expenditure on roads, trails and bridges
from the hands of the members to the
government agents of the districts; retrospective taxes on crown granted mineral
claims.
In view of the approach of a want of
confidence motion John Houston's
mayoralty duties in Nelson became too
pressing to he neglected.
Artillery will be a sad blow to society.
A clause might be added to the resolution re Better Terms, praying the Dominion government to send along the
best-looking nnd wealthiest o£ the Young
Liberals of Eastern Canada with commissions to help guard Esquimalt from
-possible foes. That is the least that
can be done in the interests of the fair
daughters of Victoria. Aud they won't
like tho change, even then.
It is understood that a portion of the
British garrison will remain here for
some time. The Canadian militia hns no
efficient engineer corps to draw upon for
substitutes for the Royal Engineers, and
even the artillery corps will require to
get down to real work iu order to be
competent to garrison Esquimalt. Fortunately, we have in Victoria the Fifth
Regiment, which lias some capable and
intelligent officers, and which hns now
secured another Hand. Let us hope thnt
the men under Lieut.-Col. Hall's command will be inspired with ambition to
form a permanent corps with n big share
in the defence of Esquimalt. Mr. Geo.
Riley, it is believed, will not desire to
1    *i,    r™  i white lace; Miss C. Hall, in cream net;
ony and  contributing towards the Im- | ™ "£L;  .    . '
' Mrs. Gillespie in grey velvet, with red
velvet hat and ermine; Miss Butchart,
pale pink voile and white lace; Miss M.
Butchart, pale blue voile; Mrs, Gaudin,
black cloth and rich furs; Mrs.  Kirk,
mauve cloth, with white lace and furs;
Mrs. Little, tnn brocade, with black velvet and black hat; Mrs, Thorpe-Double,
pale blue cloth, white trimmings; Miss
Foster, grey cloth;   Mrs.   H. Barnard,
cream cloth, with rich furs; Mrs. Bullen, in black; Miss Snlsbury, dark blue
cloth; Miss Johns, green cloth; Mrs. 3.
Wilson, black and white; Mrs. Bunbury,
mauve cloth; Miss Pnddon, green cloth;
Miss   Pemberton,   cream   lace;   Mrs.
Hanington, blnck silk; Miss V. Powell,
pale blue; Mrs. Beaven,    fawn    cloth;
Mrs. Bridgman, black nnd white; Mn.
(Dr.) Watt, brown silk and white furjj
Mrs. Holmes, black silk; Miss G. Campbell, dark red cloth and blnck hat; Mrs.
Hood, cream cloth with pink hat; Mrs.
Richard McBride, brown cloth; Miss F.
Drake, white   cloth,    black hat; Mlw
Wark,  blnck  cloth,  pnle   blue   picture
hat; Mrs, Goodrich, black silk; Mrs, A.
W. Jones, grey velvet; Mrs. Lampman,
dark brown cloth; Miss Angus, pale grey
cloth; Miss Devereux, black and white;
Mrs. Charles, black;   Miss   Macdonald,
cream silk, with    lace;    Mrs. McLane,
dark red cloth; Mrs.   Charles   Wilson,
grey embroidered cloth; Mrs. W. Windle,
grey cloth, with rich furs; Mrs. Moresby,  blnck  velvet  nnd  lnrge black hat;
the Misses Devereux,    Miss    O'Reilly,
Mrs.   .icholles, nnd the Misses Nicholles,
the Misses Enrle, Miss E. Browne and
Mrs. Browne, Mrs. Rowe,  Mrs.  Black-
lock, Mrs.  Wallace, Mrs. Spencer, Dr.
and Mrs. Verrinder, Miss A. D. Cameron, Bishop nnd Mrs. Perrin, Canon nnd
Miss  Bonnlnnds,  Commodore Goodrich,
Hon. Richard McBride, Mr. and Mrs.
B. E,  Wootton,  Hon.  Chnrles  Wilson,
Rev, Biiiigh and Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Day,
Rev. J. H. Sweet nnd tho Misses Sweet,
Rev. C. E. Cooper, Dr. nnd Mrs. and
Miss Cobbett,   Mrs.   A. Piggott, Capt
Coekburn, Rev. E, G. Miller, Hon. F.
Hood, Mr. P, S. Lampman, Mrs. Q. V.
Cuppage, .Miss Knne, Miss Hickey, Mr.
X. Shakespeare, Mr. J, Anderson, Mr'.
iinil Mrs. Frnhk Sehl. Mrs. Rogers, Mr.
Mr.  and  Mrs. A. Crease,
Bridgman, dipt. Wnlbran,
and n host of others.
WrW On Sal»»n ' flty "Of, NJiJJie '
fjour-i u-»u,Siglt y«»,j,c|- and  *««■[>,
I*  sotrtt  shaddou*   'Oei' Esoulmdlf
proodtnq   Otr   its  males  ditto?
^ye I'll Sounds  el   coming, °,°'n§.
Sad U'tuills foi- ti'sh and man,
for th* middit  oMierfnl" wat'trs
for Itii   fish:—Alas'   a.  tan.
Is it a step towards Canadian independence?
Somo students of the political outlook
In Cnnndn, mindful of n speech mnde by
Sir Wilfrid Lntirier in Paris, of the de-
innnd for treaty-making powers, of the
attitude of many prominent French-Cnn-
ndinns, assert thnt it is. Tiie way, they
declare, is being gradually paved for a
declaration of independence. But thnt is
a long time off.
Friends nf secession in British Columbia mny view the situation with alarm.
How could the province escape from the
expensive connection with Cnnndn with
n Canadian garrison, armed to the teeth,
nt Esquimalt? The Legislature would
be easily awed into submission and—
Hotter Terms or Worse Terms—no British Columbian statesman would be permitted td talk secession across the liny.
The first number of "The Dickensinn,"
n three-penny magazine for lovers of
Dickens, has just been issued in London.
It is edited by Mr. B. W. Mntz and is
published by Chapman & Hall for the
Dickius Fellowship.
J. Kingham
Mr. A. J. W
District Improvements:
Residents of C^lnr Hill and Gordon
Head districts, hnvo mnde nil prolimi-
nnry arrangements for the securing of
electric light nnd telephone fneilities. At
meetings held within the Inst few days
an in it in 1 fund wns raised to stnrt the
ball rolling, and as the residents of the
district named hnve promised to provide
the necessnry poles, it is believed that
'within n short time the desired services will be installed. The light and
'phone companies hnve mnde very generous responses lo the petitioners, offering terms which nre considered ominently
satisfactory. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEB. 25,1906
In Memory of
A Great Day
Celebration of Anniversary of Victory at Paardeberg Celebrated in Viotoria.
On Tuesday evening the celebration in
memory of the victory at Paardeberg
passed off with great success. The
Fifth Regiment had prepared an elaborate programme, which appealed to the
large number of citizens who crowded
the galleries and floor of the drill hall.
After a pleasing selection by the new
regimental band under the capable direction of ..ir. Pferdner, the cadet corps of
the High School opened the proceedings
with a well executed sword drill. As the
hoys filed on to the floor a round of applause put vigor into their arms and a
little apprehension into their minds. But
withal they did their part very well.under the command of Sergt.-Major Mul-
cnhy.
The bicycle parade which followed
wns something of a novelty and proved
to be very attractive. The Balaclava
melee failed to fulfil all the expectation
of its rather pretentious title, and seemed
to be rather nn effort to avoid conflict
than to get into any general mix up.
Perhaps it was due to anxiety for the
hired wheels.
In Ihe gun competition between Nos.
1 nnd 3 Companies, the lntter team
came out enough nhead of the former to
secure the prize. This wns a very popular victory if one may judge by the vociferous applause given to No. 3's very
plucky squad.
The clowns here came in to fill in
necessary intervals and afford the lighter elements in the bill of fare. Their inimitable gun drill with its ball-bearing
mechanism will not soon be forgotten;
neither will their very sagacious dog.
The ladies basketball game was a hilarious affair and gave opportunity for a
display of the "temperament feminine"
somewhat unusual in these latitudes..
A fine exhibition of masculine muscle
nnd form was displnyed in the physicnl
drill with nrms. to thc inspiriting strains
of well known music. Nos. 5 mid 8 Com-
pnnies did themselves well in this item.
The tug-of-war wns a tie; n somewhat
"tame and impotant conclusion." judging from the appearance of the two
teams. The men from the left half of
the, regiment in trim white swenters
looked a heavier and more capable team
than that which represented the right
half of the regiment, *n n ten-minute
pull, however, tlie gain made wns so
slight the referee had no option than to
give nn even verdict.
Then cnme to "piece de resistance" of
the evening—the nttnck on Fort Stonewall.
.Trees nnd various other kinds of cover
were scattered over the floor of the hall,
The men of No. 3 Company were put to
bed inside the fort with tbe exception of
the vigilant sentry who showed a good
three feet of splendid target above the
sandbags. No. 4 Company took its place
ou the sidewalk in front of the drill hall,
the lights were turned off and nothing
was left to suggest the impending struggle save the strained expectation, of the
younger members of the crowd inside the
hall.
The hush of the waiting wns soon
broken up, however, by the clash of the
contending forces, the ring of the shrill
voiced rifle and the deep throated boom
of the gun.
Slowly the attackers made way up to
the for', dodging from cover to cover,
rather like the hunted than hunters, till
finally with a yell nnd n rush they halted
under the very points of tbe bayonets
protruding from the loopholes of the
fort. Lights were turned on, thc force
came to "attention," the royal salute was
ordered nnd "God Save the King"
brought the proceedings to a close.
A word of appreciation for the excellent work of the newly enlisted band is
in the mouths of nil who listened to the
music on Tuesday night. A bnnrl of city
men, for the city, through the regiment,
will be n unifying force in thc community, an end much to be desired.
On the whole the exhibition on Paardeberg night wns a straight manly showing of thc achievement and possibilities
along this special line which should ensure growing support for the regiment
nnd nil thnt it represents in the life of
the Dominion.
Cnnndn is assuming new responsibili
ties in defence of her standing and
rights among the nations, and it is well
that these duties should be laid upon the
shoulders of her younger men, and they
become so trained nnd habituated to the
use of arms that no sour visaged sneer
can rightly be directed against the citizen soldiers who guard the frontiers of
this new land.
HERE AND THERE.
If the duration of the "infancy" of the
mining industry is any criterion, that industry is to have a very long life.
* *   *
Those three 'school marms" were not
carpeted for whipping that boy. His
offense wns one of the worst yet, nnd
the pnrents wilted on an inquiry.
* »   •
Liberals say that His Worship John
Houston won't say the same prayers as
the "Jolly-McBride government." Too
cheerful for him. He enters the House
when they are over.
* »   »
Those terrible Socialists want to ruin
the smelting business by making it illegal for employees to work more than
eight hours. In Victoria we all work
sixteen anu sleep about four hours. Especially journalists.
* *   *
This session of the Legislature promises to be the most business-like and least
quarrelsome of any on record.
* *   ♦
Honest John Oliver has been busy
asking questions iu the House about
nothing in particular. It is not right that
ministers should earn their salaries too
easily.
* *   *
John Houston is firmly entrenched between Mr. Clifford nnd Mr. Price Ellison. If he ever votes ngainst the government this session it won't be the fault
of his environment.
* »   *
According to the local correspondent of
the Vancouver World n "new party is
being rapidly formed in the Legislature
headed by Mr. Carter-Cotton and John
Houston." Nothing but nightmare could
have suggested the idea of so unholy an
alliance. The same genius evolves a
deficit of $200,000 out of the public accounts. «*e ought to take something for,
his head.
* *   *
"Let us have railways" is the text of
Mr. C. H. Lugrin's latest "letter to the
editor." We all want railways, but the
question is, who hns the money to pay
for them?
* *   *
Alderman    Fell's   insinuation    nbout
newspapers being bought, hns deeply hurt
the tender susceptibilities of the Times
and Colonist. Whnt the public would
like to know is, whom Aid. Fell suspects
of buying them, Mr. B. J. Perry?
» » *
Very smart of John Oliver to refer to
the Hon. Richard as "the ornament of
his party." But the Member of Dewdney only smiled.
* »   *
The Victorin & Sidney railway hns left
to the government the entire burden of
guaranteed interest, which in 12 yenrs
hns cost $04,005.
* * *
The publishers of Everybody's Magazine sold the advertising space ou the
back pnge for the March issue only to
the American Wnlthnm Watch Compnny
for $4,000. It is understood this wns not
paid by the compnny to "help out" the
magazine.
* ♦  ii
The Victorin puis up excellent men Is
at popular prices.
Everyone knows thnt Cnrne can't be
beaten in the grocery business.
The Earl Bill, closing sockeye fishing
hi Puget Sound during lOOfi nnd 1008,
probably will meet defeat. This will
nullify the decision nt Ottnwn to close
the fisheries.
Mi. "egrets  thnt the people of
British Columbia have not decided lo
subsidize the Grand Trunk Pacific so ns
to insure early construction of the B.
C. section. The people of B. C. thought
the Dominion hnd already subsidized the
il. T. P, more than sufficiently. An-
oilier gold brick from Ottawa for British
Columbin.
Messrs. Sylvester report thnt there is
practically no chnnge in prices in tlie
produce market.
The Rev. Mr. Gowen. nf Seattle, will
continue his  course of lectures  nt  the
Driard on Tuesday afternoon and evening.
•    •   •
Liberals throughout Canada will find
it difficult to commend the decision of
the Laurier administration to establish
separate schools for Catholics and Protestants in the new provinces of Alberta
nnd Saskatchewan.
LAST WEEK
If you are in want of a HIGH GRADE SCOTCH WHISKY
, Be Sure You Get
BUCHANAN'S   SPECIAL   or
BUCHANAN'S   BLACK   AND   WHITE.
Stevenson Macadam, the well known analyst, nf London, certifies these whiskies
to be absolutely pure.
FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS
Radiger & Janion, General Agents for British Columbia and the Yukon District:
During Which Photographs of Children
Can Be Secured at a Nominal Rate.
The offer made by The Week to mothers of hnndsome children to secure photographs of the little people nt the nomi-
nnl price of ten cents from Mr. Eyres,
the clever child photographer of Yates
street, has been taken advantage of by
a large number of readers. Those mothers who have not yet secured pictures of
their children are reminded that the offer only lasts until Thursday afternoon
next, and that they should call at the
office of this paper so soon as possible.
Those who intend to compete for the
prize of $2 offered for the best photograph of any child under the age of five
yenrs sliould leave the photographs at
this office on or before Saturday next.
THE NEW PROVINCES.
The Northwest Autonomy Bill, providing for the creafion of two provinces
out of the Northwest Territories was introduced into the House of Commons by
Sir Wilfrid Laurier this week. The
new provinces will be named Alberta and
Saskatchewan, the capitals being temporarily locnted nf Edmonton and Regina.
Ench province will be nllowed ten rep-
reseutntives in the Dominion House. The
dividing line between the provinces will
be the 110th meridian. The Dominion
will retain the lands, giving the provinces
nn equivalent in cash.
Late Rev. J. R. Roberts:
It will1 be with the deepest regret thnt
the many friends of the lnt'e Rev. J. R.
Roberts, of Kuper Island, nenr Che-
mninus, will henr that he passed away
lnst Sunday at the Chemainus Hospital.
Although in failing health for many
years, the end came suddenly. Mt.
Roberts was born in Ireland seventy-five
yenrs ngo, and having graduated from
Trinity College, Dublin, entered the
Angeiican ministry. It was through the
influence of the New England Company
that he came out to Canada to do his
grent work amongst the Mohawk Indians of Ontnrio. He did good nnd lnst-
iug work amongst' them, and was present
when H. M. the King, then Prince of
Wales, visited the reserve in I860, to see
the work that had been done. Some 25
years ago. during the execution of his
duties, Mr. Roberts met with nn accident whilst' riding, from tlie effects of
which he never quite recovered. It was
nt that, time that the New England Company purchased a property on Kuper
Island, and Mr. Roberts retired there to
finish his work amongst" the Indians on
that Island, to whom he gave up his
time and energy, being at all times ready
to minister to them cither spiritually or
bodily. The iittle church was largely attended by the inhabitants of the neighbouring islands, as well as by the Indians, and he will indeed be missed by
all, as in addition to the religious services received, the hospitality extended
by Mr. Roberts and his wife was boundless, friends and chance visitors .being
always welcome nt nil times nt the
A'icnrngC. The remains of the reverend
gentleman were lnid nt rest lnst Tuesday
in the little cemetery on Kuper Island,
which he loved so well.
Ml'. K. Crow Baker Dismissed:
An order-in-council cancelling the appointment of Mr. E. Crow Baker as n
member of tho Victoria Pilotage Board
wns approved by the Governor-General
at Ottawa on Monday last. The special
commissioner, Mr. R. T. Elliott, reported thnt tho 'secretary-treasurer of the
hoard should not be a commissioner, but
n sorvnnt of the board and nothing more.
The report set forth t'he fact's ns to the,
receipt by Jir. Baker of surplus funds
from tho pilots, which funds thc Bonrd
had directed to be divided among the
pilots.
B. C. FUNERAL FURNISHING CO,
52 GOVERNMENT ST., VICTORIA.
CHAS. HAYWARD, Pmiidint.     F- CASELTON, Mahmm,
We make a specialty of Undertaking and can give the best possible service for the reason that:
We Have Everything Modern both for the Embalming Process and for
General Work.
We Carry a Large and Complete Line of every .'vdass of Undertaking
Goods. We have an Experienced Staff, holding diplomas of leading
embalming colleges, and available day or night.
We Arc Commended by those who have employed us.
Our Prices are always reasonable.
We take the liberty of calling attention to these facts because we recognize that those requiring undertaking services, ought to have the b<:st—
This we can give you.
 TELEPHONES 48. 305, 404 0^594.
THE SILVER SPRING BREWERY, Ltd.
Brewers of
English Ale and Stout
The Highest Grade of Malt aud Hops Used n Manufacture
| PHONE 893
FAIRALL BROS.
Manufacturers of
English Ale and Stout and Aerated Waters
Telephone 444      Victoria West, B. C.
Is Your House Wired?
We have the largest stock of Fixtures ana Electric
House Fittings in B. C.
THE HINTON ELECTRIC C0.,Ld.
NEW PREMISES:
29 Government Street Victoria, B. C.
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup,
Pickles and Sauce are condiments
that should be in every house. Price
and quality second to none.
* *
| AH Lonely Suits and Overcoats J
| left over from the big sale at |
Fit=Reform to be cleared out at |
one price, viz., $12 suit
or overcoat.
FIT-REFORM WARDROBE
73 Government Street
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|j^ $$j||6<!^a^$
CHOICE MEATS
OF ALL  KINDS.
5AUSAQES FRESH DAILY.
b>
j S. C. BELL, 52 FORT ST.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway
Week End Excursions
AT POPULAR RATES
TO All FAVOURITE ISLAND RESORTS.
Tli rough Tickets to Alberni, Crofton,   Comox and
Other Points of Interest.
QEO. L. COURTNEY, Traffic Manager! THE WEEK, SATURDAY  FEB. 25,  1908
3
Sport.
GREAT MATCH TO-DAY.
Victoria  United   vs.   The   Garrison is
Likely to Provide a Splendid
Game at Oak Bay.
T''o-day's game in the Island Association Irootball League between the .Victoria United and the Garrison teams is
sure to be a hummer. Both teams have
played through the season so far without losing a point, and the teams as
they stand to-day are both much stronger than at the commencement of the
winter. There is sure to be a big crowd
ot spectators and to accommodate these
the street cars will be run on a ten-
minute service to Oak Bay, commencing
at 1.30 p.m. The for\r*xl line of the
civilians' team will consist of Schwengers (centre), O'Donnell    and   Lawson
i (right wing), and L. Yorke and Berkeley (left wing). The forward line of the
garrison will be equally strong with Gon-
I stable at centre.   The result of the game
is exceedingly doubtful.
* *    »
Oh Tuesday last the Garrison defeated
, the Egeria Association football team by
one goal to nil.
* *    *
The Bonaventure eleven were defeated by the Victoria United by four goals
to nil last Saturday.
* »    *
The Victoria Indies' hockey tenm met
defeat in Nanaimo last Saturday, the
score being 4 goals to nil in favor of the
ladies of the Coal City. The game was
i played on muddy ground. Miss Laura
Priestly, Miss A. Calverly and MIsb
Webb scored for the winners. Miss
Boyd, in goal, and Misses Belle, West-
wood, Dalby and Somerville played well
for Victoria. In the evening the visitors
attended a ball held in their honor in
the Olympic Hall.
* «    *
The J. B. A. A. basketball team were
easily defented by the Tacoma Y. M.
C. A. team at Tacoma on the 21st by
33 points to 8.
»    »    *
Victorin ladies' hockey team play the
^Vancouver ladies at the Terminal City
to-dny. The team is made up as fol-
[lows: Forwards, Misses Nason, Hardie,
.Roberts, Atkinson and W. Wilson; half
hacks, Misses Sehl, Newcombe nnd K.
, Redfern; full backs, Misses Jay and
| McDonald; goal, Miss  Bales; reserves,
Missus Leeming and Lowe.
* *    *
The following hockey players will
represent the Victoria intermediates at
i DUncans to-day:   Goal,,Harold Brown;
[full backs, C. McLean, R. Machin; half
backs, C. Jenkinson, G. Came, W. Newcombe; forwards, R. Mclnnes, C. Rog-
\ ers, S. Winsby (captain), L. Bell, F.
Nason, Henry G. Dalby   will    net as
'referee.    Play will start at 2 p.m., so
|that the Victoria tenm can take the 5
p.m. return train.
»    *    *
Mr. M.  P. Thomson, of Vancouver,
' has donated a Rugby football cup, open
for competition among the High schools
of Victoria, Nanaimo, New Westminster
and Vancouver.
»    »    *
A meeting of the Seattle Lacrosse
Club was held on the 22nd to elect delegates to attend the British Columbia
league meeting, to bo held in Vancouver
on April 8th. The following members
were selected: Lionel Yorke, E. G.
Milne nnd H. E. Kennedy. It was decided to begin negotiations preparatory
' f? Ue coming season with those plnyers
w^Jf'iavc made application for places on
the team. This will do away with the
talk of introduction of ringers which has
been the cry in past seasons. It is
thought thnt a series of twelve games
will ho played with the Canadian tenms
: the  coming  summer.    The  league will
[ lie composed   of    Vancouver, Arictoria,
I New Westminster and Seattle.
THE WILD OAT COLUMN.
The discovery of nickel in the Yankee
Girl (Ymir), has led to a close comparison of other ores from neighboring properties, and it is now believed that nickel
will be found present in a good many
other veins, in which its presence was
hitherto unsuspected. Several properties
on Dundee mountain and Jubilee moun-
tainn show ore very similar in appearance to the nickel ore of the Yankoe
Girl. The nickel showing on the Yankee
Girl has been sufficiently developed to
show that the metal is in payable quantities. Tn the tunnel there is now a
good two feet of nickel ore which will
average five per cent. Alongside of this
is a foot of rich oxides, while on neither
side have the walls yet been reached, the
total width of the ore body being still
unknown.
The Slocan mines have paid $3,698,-
797 in dividends up to the present time.
Of the paying properties, the Payne has
paid out $1,420,000; Slocan Star, $575,-
000; luuuo, $400,000; Reco, $307,500;
Rambler-Cariboo, $220,000) Last Chance
$213,109; Whitewater, $209,000; and
Ruth, $125,000. Eleven other properties contributed the balance, averaging
about $30,000 apiece.
land at Medicine aHt has a natural gas
well which is called the great- gusher.
The company's engineer at Calgary has
examined the gas well and under his
direction it was capped for eight minutes. During that time a rock pressure
of 458 pounds was developed. This is
is taken to show that the new well is
even a better proposition than the town's
1000-foot well, which yields one and one-
eighth million feet of natural gas every
twenty-four hours.
Trouble has occured at the Tamarnc,
and the recent history of the Chaplenu
is being repeated ou Springer creek. For
a couple of months eight or ten men
have been employed under the Nelson
lessees. A carload of ore was taken out,
but fearing they would, not get their
wages, the men have arranged to ship
the ore through H. R. Jorand. Jas. Rae
brought down the last of the ore and
stored it in his barn and declared ho
would not let it go until he was guaranteed his packing bill. There also are
the bills for supplies obtained in town.
Horace I. Stevens, an authority on copper mining places the Granby (Boundary) sixteenth in the list of the world's
copper producers and predicts thnt within ten years it will take a much higher
place.
Dr. Torrey's religious revival campaign
I in London while it hns aroused a great
I deal of interest of a sort is not proving a
Igrent success in regard to "converts."
J Revivalism" is rather played out.
Men generally buy their new
[spring bats about the first of March.
iTbJe new shapes are all here. We
lare sole agents for the Henry Car-
Iter's at four dollars. Finch &
finch, Government street.
An important strike has been made
on the Bluebird group, Slocan. The
main tunnel, after passing through 75
feet of broken ground, got into the solid
rock, and a fine streak of ore was opened up. It is a foot wide and assays
$36.10 in gold and 34 oz. in silver. Later
on in putting in a set of timbers, what
was supposed to be hanging wall was
penetrated, revealing two feet of ore,
which carries good gold values. There
nre three claims in the group, which
is only a half mile nbove the Arlington
wngon road.
The Societe Miniere de la Colombie
Britnnmique produced more gold than
any other concern in Atlin last year.
On its Boulder creek properties about
$90,000 worth of gold was recovered.
The Amalgamated McKee Creek Company had an output of $52,000.
Mr. A. E. Johnson, of the Revelstoke
Herald, has made the nice little sum of
$7,000 out of a mining deal.
On the last payday at the St. Eugene,
February 10, the amount distributed
amongst the men was nearly $28,000.
This is the largest amount paid out
since the resumption of operations at
the mine.
The January shipment of 50 tons of
Elkhorn (Boundary) ore netted $147 per
ton, as follows: silver, $128; gold, $19.
Bruce White and his associates have
bonded the Winslow group of gold
claims, in the Lardeau, for $50, 000.
The strike at Coleman still remains
uneettled, and there is apprehension felt
that the trouble mny spread to the other
coal towns nlong the Crows Nest Pass
line.
Four West Fork mines are shipping
this winter by hauling thc ore some 50
miles to Midway. They are the Carmi,
Sally, Butcher Boy aud the Rambler.
Le Roi shareholders have approved
the proposed amalgamation of the Le
lioi, Lo Roi No. 2, War Eagle, Centre
Star and Snowshoe (Phoenix). The
Snowshoe was promoted by Mr. Water-
low and Mr. A. J. McMillan, now man-
using director of the Le Roi.
An important mining deal wns completed on the 15th inst. when the American Mining Company, of Indiana, acquired the leases and hydraulic plant
on French creek, Revelstoke division,
from Mr. W. Cowan. Mr. E. A. Bradley was appointed superintendent of operations nt the mine nnd hns received
from the company instructions to commence work nt once to get the flumes
nnd hendgates repaired and to thoroughly overhaul the plant nnd make ready
for operations nt as early a date as
possible. The American Mining Company have a valuable placer property,
and tho French creek hydraulic mines
arc known to every miner in the district,
who all believe in their immense richness.
A Twentieth
Century
Plant
The ordinary Century Plant is
supposed to bloom but once in
a hundred years, not so with the
Twentieth Century Plant of the
THOS. R. CUSACK PRESS, it
blossoms every day of the year
with the choicest productions of
the Printer's Art.
This plant is installed in the
old church building on the corner
of Gordon and Courtney Streets.
Telephone 220.
To Explore Vancouver Island:
General Superintendent Mnrpole of
the C. P. R. says that his company is to
thoroughly explore Vancouver Island
with a view to finding out its resources
and the possibility'of opening it up more
extensively by railroads. He said the
C.P.R. will take over the E. & N. road
011 April 1. An alternate Island service is now under consideration in connection with this road, that is from Vancouver to Victoria by Nanaimo. This
will give intermediate points on the
Island railway much more speedy connection with Vancouver. In three weeks'
time it is hoped to let the contract of the
superstructure of the new Victoria hotel,
us the foundation will be done then. The
new Vancouver hotel will not be built
until the Victoria hotel is finished.
W. T. Hunter of Greenwood hns acquired the Winnipeg mine. Wellington
camp nt the sheriff's sale. The property has been closed down for nearly
two years, is extensively developed and
hns made shipments of self-fluxing ore
lo various smelters.
The Trail smelter is finding a market
for lead and silver in tho Orient. The
silver is absorbed by Chinese bankers,
the lead being utilized by the Japs in
the manufacture of bullets.
With the St. Eugene, North Star nnd
Sullivan mines in active operation, the
silver-lend output of Southeast Kootenay should he doubled this year.
The Canadian Pacific Railway on its
Victoria Presbytery.
The half yearly meeting of Victoria
Presbytery was held in St. Andrew's
church. Nanaimo, on the 21st and 22nd
instants, n large number of ministers
and missionaries being   iu   attendance.
. ue Home Mission work carried on
within the bounds of the province received much careful attention; grants
were passed for the current term nnd
rraugements mnde for carrying on the
work iu all existing mission fields. Two
new fields, one on Bnrkley sound and
one in isolated lumber camps, will be
taken up on April 1. A public meeting
on Tuesday evening was addressed by
Rev. J. 0. Herdman, D.D., superintendent of missions for the synod of British
Columbia aud Alberta. Rev. Dr. Armstrong in Ottawa was nominated for the
moderatorship of the next general assembly, and the following commissioners appointed to that court: Ministers!
Rev. Tlios. Menzies, J, M. Millar and
Dr. Campbell (alternate); elders, Prof.
It. J. Mut'ison, Toronto, nnd J. C. McGregor, Ll.. D.. Almonte. The next
regular meeting of Presbytery wns appointed to be held in Comox on the second Wednesday nf September at 10
o'clock a.m.
Chinese Perjurers Arrested: Miss Ada Black, of Halifax.     On
Wong Ah Lum and Gin Duck, two ner father's side, her great-grand-
witnesses in the Wong On and Wong fatner wafJ chaplain-general to the
Gow trial, have been arrested on a force8 -m Nova gcotia> and ftn aae&h
charge of perjury at the instance of the tor ou tne diata& sid(J WM Bi8nop
Attorney-General and remanded in the Black> head of the Metnodigt de.
police court. nomination in Nova Scotia.
^jie Marchioness of Donegal was
born September 15th, 1880, in Hali-
Mr. J. Buntzen, general manager of
the British Columbia Electric Company,
left on the Atlantic express Wednesday
on a flying trip to England, where he
will confer with the head officials of the
company regarding the impending trans-
fax, her childhood's days
spent; in traveling, for her ladyship's
travels have been very extensive.
Before she was ten years of age, she
had with her mother twice visited the
fer of the Lulu Island branch of the C. jjnited States, and she has a distant
P. R. and the electrification of that line, recollect,ion of a visit to England
says the Vancouver Province. Ou his and Ireland at the &ge of gev(m
way eastward Mr. Buntzen will stop off! yearS( gnortly afterwards g^g to
for a day at Winnipeg, where he will' tne ^yest Indjes_
also meet Mr. William Whyte, second j MteI a residence of three years
vice-president and general manager of j in Bost(m ghe Uved for twQ y(Jarg
the C. P. R., regarding the final details, witn her motner>8 aunt> the wi£e q£
the Hon. Lemuel Allen Wilmot, the
first Lieutenant-Governor of New
Brunswick after Confederation* Af-
tjer attending school in different
places she studied for two years at
Wellesley College, spending the
summer vacations abroad. During
the first vacation she accompanied
her mother to England, visiting many
places of interest in Holland and in
Belgium, sailing up the Rhine to
Switzerland and returning to England by way of   Paris.   The   next
of the transfer of the Lulu Island
branch. Mr. Buntzen expects to be
away about six weeks, as his stay in
England will be short.
THE MARCHIONESS
OF DONEGAL.
That some of Great Britain's titled
citizens are sons of Canadian-born
women, should be another link in
the chain of Empire. The number
of Canadian girls who find the at-
If   you   have   beauty,
We   can   take   it;
If   you   have   none,
We   can   make   it.
Savannah, Photo Studio, Fort Si
tractions are added the magnetism
of a strong face, a good character
and broad culture, there is no reason why the Canadian girl should
not add a chief's scalp to her belt.
The chief may be a duke, a mar-
(|iiis, an honorable, a plain British
she re-
is very
tractions   of   a castle and a title „,,„, , .   „   ,,    ,    .
.,.,,.      . , ,   . .   ...  .    summer was spent in Scotland, since
irresistible is not large, but is likely    , • ,   ..      tit-.        .  . '
to Brow lareer    When to these at   wh,ch  t,me Lad'V  DoneSal  has n°*
in .tow   iai„u.    When to tutse at- returlled  to  Can(lda<    Thig
grets very much, as she
anxious to learn more about her own
country, for, as she naively says,
she knows only New Brunswick and
Nova Scotia, and the Niagara district in Ontario,    though    she    has
, i'    tv ■ vi,        many friends in all the provinces —
born man of affairs, a diplomat onP1 -,      ,.      ,,    ikuviuww.
iv     u l    u i        i u    February Canadian Magazine,
a   soldier but, whatever he may be; *,»««»>.
he will find the Canadian woman
the equal of nny in dignity and initiative.
These    general    remarks  are  intended    to be only a preface to a
few lines concerning the only Canadian  Marchioness   in   the  peerage..
It  was only yesterday that this cir-
cutnstance   wns  brought   into   ex-i
istence.   At thc first Court of King'
Edward's  reign    Lady    Strathcona'
presented several Canadians, among
tlieni    a    Miss Violet  Twining,  of
TTnlifnx.    Soon    afterwards   it was
announced  thai   Miss  Twining  wns
engaged   to   the   fifth   Marquis of
Donegal.     The marriage took place
mi     December  22nd,  1002,  in   that
bride-beloved   church   St.  George's,
Hanover Square.
Lady Donegal's father wns H. St.
George Twining, of Halifax-, and
her mother was Ada Twining,    nee
H. Rider Haggard, the novelist, hns
liot'U nominated by the Secretary of the
Colonies, to inquire into the Salvation
Army's industrial nnd land settlements
In the United States.
Lady Cnrzon has quite recovered from
her illness and will shortly leave England to rejoin the Viceroy of India.
A commission appointed to inquire into
I lie available supplies of coal in England
nnd Wales reports the totnl tonnage
available to be 145,000,000,000 tons
of which 10n.<mn,ao0,000 is within 4,000
feet of the surfnee. The annual output
is 2110 millions of tons.
There are B98 trades unions in England nnd Wales. The total membership
IS nbout one and one-half million. Their
funds aggregate £5,039,998; their in-
coinc, £2,333,738, and expenditure
£2,104,114, THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEB. 26, 1908
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BETTER  TERMS-
The olaim of British Columbia for
Better Ternis from the Dominion was
endorsed in an emphatic manner by the
Legislature yesterday. A resolution
directed to fhe Governor-General praying
for immediate consideration of this just
claim was moved by Premier McBride,
seconded by the Leader of tlie Opposition, Mr. Macdonald, and carried' unanimously. This wise action of the Legislature places fhe subject above party
politics, and it will bo strange indeed if
the cabinet of Sir Wilfrid Laurier will
he able any longer to iguor our claim.
Facts and figures in support of the demand for the return to the province of a
larger share of the revenue derived from
it by the Dominion have been presented
to the public from time to time, and these
show that owing to the physical formation of the country, its great distances
and isolated settlements, the cost of administration in British Columbia is and
must be always very much greater than
in the other provinces of Canada. The
Intention of the Terms of Confederation
clearly was that each provinee should
receive as its share of the revenue sufficient money to enable the administration of local affairs to be carried on
adequately and without the necessity of
the heavy provincial taxation now required in British Columbia to make ends
meet—and even then insufficient for the
urgent requirements of the province.
British Columbia's claim is based, therefore, on the Terms of Confederation and
unanimous resolution of tho Legislature
is not only n rebuke to the levity of
some prominent Liberals when dealing
with the claim, but nlso will serve to
force proper considerntion of British
Columbia's needs upon Eastern Cnnn-
dian politicians who were, fnin to turn n
deaf ear so long ns the demand appeared
to emanate from one party in the
province only.
THE EIGHT HOUR LAW.
From developments in the Legislature
during this week it is clear Hint n determined effort will be mnde to l'pp"n]
the Coal Mines Regulation Act of lnst
year, providing against the employment
of miners underground for a longer period than eight hours in each day, Soinn-
what unwisely, we think, Mr. Hawthornthwaite introduced, a few days ago,
n measure to amend this Act by providing penalties against both managers
nnd miners for contravention nf the
law. Penalties against the employers
alrendy were provided in the general net,
but Mr. Hawthornthwaite explains that
there is some doubt as to whether thee
penalties can be enforced, and says that
it is desirable also to penalize the "black
sheep" among the miners, who, in order to carry favor with employers or
for personal gain, may seek to evade
the law. We consider Mr. Hawthornthwaite was unwise to introduce this
new measure, not because it is objectionable, but simply because it is well to let
sleeping dogs lies.
The eight hour law is wise, just and
humane. It is objected to by mine
owners on the general ground always
taken by capitalists that there should
be no legislative interference between
employer and employee. With that view
we, in common with most disinterested
nnd intelligent people, cannot ngree. In
the event of a grent strike the capitalist is willing enough to secure the assistance of the State; but in times of
industrial peace the employer nlways demands a free hand. From information
received it is clear that the mine-owners of British Columbia are putting up
nn energetic fight to have the eight
hour law repealed. The old, old arguments are to the fore again. In the
Legislature those members who on these
occasions always are found to be in
sympathy with the capitalist as against
the wage earner, hnve taken a stand on
Mr. Hawthornthwaite's measure that
cannot be mistaken either by miners or
mine-owners. Out of the Legislature,
we have threats from Mr. James Dunsmuir nnd from Kootenay mine-owners
that unless the eight-hour law is repealed the properties controlled by these
gentlemen will be closed down. By
threatening to precipitate another class
struggle in British Columbia and to deliver another set-back to the industrial
progress of the province, the mine-owners nre endeavoring to hold up the
Legislature—to bully the representatives
of the people into repealing a wise and
just law. We regret to say that, judging from the nttitude of the majority
of the members of the Legislature, Including, with one exception, nil of the
Liberal members, the campaign of the
mine-owners may be successful.
The situation is peculiar. The country
and the Legislature declared that miners shall not be employed underground
for a longer period than eight hours in
one day. Mr. Dunsmuir is n citizen of
the country and amenable to the laws.
Because he has the good fortune to possess a large share of the natural resources of Vancouver Island—a good
fortune which he owes largely to the
rather prodigal generosity of the people
—is no reason why he should assume
a right to set the laws of the country
at defiance, or to endeavor to force his
will upon the people by threatening suspension of operations and the resultant
loss of trade to the community. But if
Mr. Dunsinuir takes this attitude it is
difficult for the Legislature to overlook
it. He succeeds, apparently, in throwing the weight of responsibility upon the
representatives of the people. He says:
"unless you repeal this law which is
wise, just nnd humnno and which the
people have declared for, I shall close
my mines, throw hundreds of miners
out of work nnd ruin trade in those
towns which arc dependent upon the operation of the mines for their existence." His position, of course, is utterly indefensible. It has never been
shown—in fact, it ennnot be shown—
thnt the limitation of the miners' working hours renders less profitable the operations of the mine-owners. Statistics
demonstrate the contrary. In the Old
Country the hours of underground labor
in the coal mines vary in different districts from seven hours to nine nnd over,
nnd the greatest* coal production per
miner is very much higher in mines
where the men work only seven hours
than in mines where they work ten.
Thnt is to say thnt actual results are
thnt the man working seven hours does
more work—produces more coal—than
the mnn who hns to labor eight hours.
Aud the per capita output is reduced as
the hours nre lengthened. Thus it will
be clear to everyone thnt mine-owners
who fight the eight-hour law do not
light it because it decreases their profits,
but simply for n principle—the right to
extract from the wnge-enruer as many
hours work in n dnngerous and unhealthy occupation ns they please, But
the days of this sort of "freedom" nre
pnst. The mnn who owns vast resources
owes n duty to society, nnd to demonstrate his right    to    the   possession of
those resources he must perform that
duty.    Obstinate adherence to a wrong
principle simply is pitiable and nothing
more.   It is to be hoped that the Legislature will stand by the Statute Books,
and that the   mine-owners   will   recede
from a position that does them no credit.
Mr. Hawthornthwaite's   measure providing for an eight-hour day for the employees of smelters was defeated in the
Legislature on  Wednesday by a large
majority.    The circumstances, however,
are somewhat different.   It appears that
the men who are on duty for the longest hours are those who feed the furnaces and  perform other work of that
description.    This work cannot be "intensified."   That is to say, a man cannot perform the  work  now  occupying
twelve hours in a shorter period.   It is
not continuous   work.     The   smelters,
moreover, appear to be working without
profit and the eight-hour law would increase very   considerably    the working
expenses.   These conditions demand consideration.    It would be unfortunate if
our smelters were closed and the ores
of British Columbia sent to American
smelters, and until tho smelting industry
is established more firmly and on a better financial basis any interference liable
to injure the business appears to be unwise.   The principle of Mr. Hawthornthwaite's measure is just, nevertheless.
These smelter men work seven days in
the week and are on duty twelve hours
in the twenty-four.    The occupation is
unhealthy owing to poisonous fumes, and
the character of the work is very laborious.    Such conditions  nre not fit for
white men, nnd sooner or later they will
have to be improved either by the action
of the owners of the smelters or by the
Legislature.
Mr Mclnnes and some other members
of the Legislature declare that the
House is too prone to "experimental
legislation." This idea is current both
in the province and out of it. But the
truth is that in legislation for the protection of wage-earners the whole of
Canada, including British Columbia, is
behind the times, and the legislation
these gentlemen believe to be experimental has long since reached the stage
of demonstration.
but also to remove the present duty on
all other lumber."—Resolution Passed
by Manitoba Grain Growers' Association.
Our Educational System.
No more important convention hns
been held in Vancouver than that of the
representatives of the school boards of
the province, the business of -which has
just been completed. The men who
manage the public schools of the province are awake to the fact that radical
changes are needed in the present educational system. The outstanding fact
from their deliberations is that the Procrustean method will not do for British
Columbia. A uniform system docs not
work out to the advantage of the province.—Vancouver World.
Victoria will be one of the great attrac-J
tions for persons from other provincesi
who think of coming to British Colum-T
bia at fair time, and no fair literature]
would be complete that did not muii
conspicuous reference to Victoria as
city that should be seen by every visj
itor to this province.    Victoria will bej
our most attractive side show, none tha
less valuable because outside the afctej
of the exhibition grounds.—New West!
minster Columbian.
It is difficult to sympathise with the
protest of a correspondent who signs
himself "Plebian" in the Times, against
the chairman of the school board sending bis child to a private school.
"Plebian's" brief epistle runs: "Can it
he true that the chairman of the school
board sends his child to a private school?
Isn't it up to him to make our public
schools good enough for anybody?"
Well, in our humble opinion we think
that those who can afford to pay for the
education of their children should do so,
and not allow them fo be educated at
the expense of the public. Possibly
"Plebian" is one of the few people who
thoroughly enjoy paying for the education of other people's children.
OTHERS' VIEWS.
Couldn't Do It In Victoria.
Col. Lowery was a visitor here on
Thursday. He says he has cleaned up
$1,000 since moving the Ledge to Fernie.—Slocan Drill.
Who Elected It ?
We do not believe the government of
British Columbia represents in any respect the people of British Columbia.—
Victoria Times.
The Manitoba View.
"Whereas, the lumber manufacturers
nre endeavoring to have n duty imposed
on rough lumber in order to facilitate
the possibility of increasing the price of
that commodity, and
"Whereas, we believe the present price
of all kinds of lumber sold in Manitoba
is already excessive, placing it beyond
the reach of the average settler to decently, much less, comfortably, house
himself and his stock, which is a grent
hardship to the thousands of new settlers coining into this prairie country,
where building material is so scarce,
thereby retnrding the progress of this
otherwise magnificent country;
"Therefore, be is resolved that this
convention here assembled does respectfully urge your government to not only
continue rough lumber on the free list
Everyone in Arrears.
All subscriptions to The Revelstoke
Herald are now due and the management would consider it a favor if subscribers would govern themselves accordingly and remit without further
delay.—Revelstoke Herald.
Despondency.
The local Legislature was opened las
Thursday with the usual ceremonies
No serious trouble is anticipated durin;
the session. Victoria will be wideopei
in the matter of draw nnd Scotch whih
the members continue to make the law!
more ainbigcMtis and the taxes higher)
—Fernie Ledge.
Editorial Joy.
Perhaps greater things have happened.
Perhaps the old world hasn't slipped a
cog because it has happened. Perhaps
King Edward will never hear about it;
and maybe there won't be nny commotion where the streets are paved with
gold nnd editors are not let in, but tho
fact is, Enderby has been incorporated.
Read:
Vernon, Feb. 15.—To Geo. Bell Enderby. Incorporation granted. Elections will be fixed later.    Fred Billings.
This ends all dispute. Now for a big
pull, a steady pull and pull altogether
for Enderby!
What say you all? Are you ready?
Then, PULL!—Enderby Edenograph.
Objects to Mr. Babcock.
One of the items of provincial expenditure the cutting out of which might
well be considered, is that for a fisheries
commissioner. There was some expectation when Mr. Babcock wns appointed
that the control of the fisheries might
pass into provincial hands, because of
the then recently expressed decision of
the privy council, but in the several
years intervening no progress has been
made in the assertion of provincial jurisdiction, nnd while there is no provincial authority or revenue there should
not be the expense of keeping an official
of this kind.—New Westminster Columbian.
Editorial Chat
A belated but amusing reply to
"Who and Why" contest run in this pal
per a few weeks ago has come from MrJ"
Lej'den, of New Edinburgh, Ottawal
Mrs. Leyden would elect to he he!
husband's second wife" in order to "heal
him tell what a glorious woman I was.']
The idea comes too late for the compete
tion, hut ns a reward The Week will bJ
forwarded to the lady free for one yeaq
The woes of the American editors
many nnd sad.   A normad who has no,
long returned from the United State
send me a copy of the following
little   hint   to   defaulting subscribers!
which the editor of the Freesden Adverf
tiser recently published in his journal:
"It   is   reported that one of Harvey's fastidious newly married ladies i
kneads   bread with her gloves on.
The incident may be somewhat peculiar, but there are   others.    TheJ
editor of this paper needs bread with
his shoes on.   He needs bread with
his pants on, and unless some of theJ
delinquent subscribers of this "Oldl
Rag of Freedom" pay up before long.j
he will need bread without a damned J
thing on, and North Dakota is   noJ
Garden of Eden in the winter time."!
That must surely have touched then!
A Parliamentary Reoord.
That the opposition has woefully failed
to "make good' is apparent from their
neglect to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the debate on the reply.
Their nllowing it to go, practically by
default, constitutes a record in Canadian purlimentary history.—Kamloops
Standard.
Less Talkative Rain.
Along this part of the Pacific Coast
longer dnys nre welcomed engerly, and
when the calendar shows that March is
approaching with its longer dnys nnd
generally speaking less rainfall it is seen
with n feeling of thankfulness thnt the
long dark nights are well past for the
current yenr.—Ladysmith Ledger.
An Odious Comparison.
McBride's nlleged surplus is not much
larger than the premier's majority.—
Boundary Creek Times.
Victoria as a Side Show.
Victoria hns mnde a handsome contribution towards tho success of the Dominion exhibition nt New Westminster
by deciding to forego her own fair for
this year and assist in getting up one
here thnt shall be a credit to the province. In return, tho mnnngement of the
Dominion exhibition nre requested to
ndvertise Victorin to prospective visitors. It goes without snying thnt there
will be cordinl response to this request.
In view of the fnet that all Russians o|
the upper classes speak French
fluently ns they speak their native language, the following awful quotation!
from nn "interview" with a Russia
officer by a Colonist reporter and
ed on the front page of that venerabll
paper are worth framing and hanging if
girls' class rooms as examples of hoi]
not to do it:
"Krondratenko"—The   Russian    Held
tenant's eyes sparkled with kindly rl
membrance.   "Ah!" he sighed, "he ws
a man, avec un couer—yes, a heart
iron."
«   »   »
"Hero?   C'est amusant.   His thought|
were ever for the safety of himself."
»   *   »
"Tout les monde—all  the world will
soon know Stoessel as he is—a coward.'l
»   *   *
"Ah- C'est les braves. We fired
them. They were seen plain with thifl
searchlights, but they came on and on-
on and on."
*   *   *
"Oh,   no—no—no.   Mais   non.   Therd
were heroes.    Their tales will be. toldj
The world it shall hear."
*   *   *
"The whistle—ah! you must go; so.'|
Thank Heaven!!!
be tc
Londoners—"Ye Olde Wanderers" auJ
others—will be interested in the result ol
tho "speedy transit fight" in the metropl
oils The tramways, it is said, havi
robbed the railways of their suburban
traffic; motor-omnibuses with then]
greater mobility are threatening the
istence of the tramways, and the rail!
ways, awakening to their danger at thl
eleventh hour, are hoping to regain Ios,
ground by electrification. The old
horse 'bus is not yet dead.
Mr. Harold Sands, of the Vnncouvej
World, is the author of a   volume
short stories, the scene of which is laj
in this provinee.   The book is to be pu|
lished shortly by a New York firm. THE WEEK, SATURDAY. FE6. 26; 1906
Diary of the Legislature.
Mr, Hawthornthwaite's Labor fleasures  Meet Defeat—Resolution
Asking Dominion for Better Terms Carried Unanimously—
A Want of Confidence Motion.
Monday, -February 20:
House resolved itself into committee,
and resolved to grant supply. Committee to consider supply on Monday. la
Teply to Mr. Oliver, Hon. Mr. Tatlow
quoted expenses of Attorney-General and
Mr. Bass to London on Privy Council
business at $1,841.35. Odd cents presumed to have been tips to railway
porters. Debate on second reading of
Licensing Commercial Travellers' Act
adjourned. Attorney-General explained
object of hill was to protect local merchants who paid taxes worn competition
of outside firms, who paid nothing to
provincial treasury, or at least to make
the one-cent belt firms pay something
for invading our territory. Mr. Hawthornthwaite's bill to amend Coal
Mines Regulation, Act by providing penalties against mine owners or miners
who break the eight-hour law, read a
second time. Some uneasiness evinced
by President of the Council and W. W.
B. Mclnnes. Premier explained sole
object of bill was to enforce existing
law.
On motion that House adjourn at
3.15 p. m., member for Delta had a
kick coming. Emphatically protested
against brevity of sessions. Nothing
doing worthy of hon. member's critical
powers. Later on, he presumed, government would introduce all night sessions. Hon. Richard explained again
that chief cause of absence of business
was unexpected collapse of debate on
address-in-repiy. Member for Delta
objected to Premier nnswering him;
clearly out of order. Mr. Speaker
thought otherwise. Premier, continuing
explanation, assured Mr. Oliver he was
most anxious to keep so hard working a
gentleman, busy.
Tuesday, February 21:
In reply to member for New Westminster, Attorney-General said Fishery
Commissioner Babcock liadi appeared at
Olympia nt request of n senate committee of Washington, state, but not for the
purpose of urging passage of Earls'
closure bill. The bill fo tax travelling
agents of extra-provincial firms was
considered on motion for second read*
ing. Mr. Cameron expressed a fear that
the provisions could not be enforced. No
doubt it suited the government, because
it would restrict' competition, and provide more revenue. Some local mercantile firms who took orders for merchandise to be imported might be liable
under the act. Attorney-General saiJ
local merchants who carried' large stocks
and paid taxes thereon should be protected from iuvasion by outsiders. Bill
could be amended so as to prevent provisions applying to residential agents
Mr. Macgowan said he must strongly
oppose bill in present shape. He considered it another rap at commercial
men. Debate adjourned on motion of
Mr. Henderon. Attorney-General's bill
to amend the Judgments Act received
second reading, and was reported complete by committee. The same thing
happened to the bill to amend the "Distant Procedure Act"—providing for
travelling expenses of official levying distress, Progress was reported on the assignment of Insolvent Persons Act.
This is one of a series of bills introduced
by the Attorney-General to make th'ngs
worse for the hapless debtor and better
for the creditor. They are required
■'Jtfy because of extraordinary absence
rff^.'oper bankruptcy law in the country. Progress also was reported—after
several things had been done to it, which
rendered it worthless—on Mr. Hawthornthwaite's hill to amend the Coal
Mines Regulation Act, providing penalties against manager and miner guilty
of breaking the eight-hour law. Opposition developed at once. The President
of the Council (Mr. Carter-Cotton) had
discovered that eight-hour law would
chango conditions at Nanaimo, whereas
he hnd understood when the act wns introduced last session that it would not.
Mr, Oliver agreed that the act hnd been
, passed under n misnpprehcnsion of the
facts. Mr. Hawthornthwaite snid that
the present bill was designed simply fo
ennble tho provisions of the existing law
to be enforced.   Conditions had changed
|nt Nanaimo since tho act was passed—
the management of the mines having
passed from the good old-fashioned English company fo a smart American firm.
And the hours of labor in the mines had
been increased. The eight-hour law did
not injure the mine owners.. Fact was
tli at men confined underground for a
long time lose power to work. More
work wns done by men in a short than
in a long day, and short hours meant
fewer accidents. In Durhnm, England,
conl miners worked only 7 hours and
produced 580 tons of coal per head per
annum; in other parts of Great Britain
where longer hours held the men produced nearly 200 tons less. Everybody
sympathized with the Russian workmen,
who were now demanding an eight-hour
day—why not sympathize with Canadian
workmen in the same demand? He was
not asking the House for "advanced"
legislation; the measure was no part of
the Socialist programme. Mr. Mclnnes
objected that the measure was unnecessary ns general penalty clause in the act
would apply. Attorney-General hnd no
objection to the measure, which removed
nny doubts entertnined as to application
of general penalty clause. Mr. Mclnnes
wanted to know what workmen had asked to be penalized in event of his infringing fhe law. Mr. Davidson
(Slocan) said that opposition to present
measure showed that mine owners were
not satisfied that the general penalty
clause coiild be enforced against them.
"When I am buttonholed in the street by
coal barons and asked to oppose this
bill," said the hon. member, "it is clear
they are afraid of something." Mr. Mclnnes rose in wrath to object to any
legislation for which there is not a clear
demand. There was a general feeling in
the country that conditions would be
more prosperous if fhe legislature met
, less frequently than once a year. The
! measure before committee was not
necessnry, but it frightened some people.
To test general feeling, he moved that
I the committee rise. Mr. Oliver denounced Socialism, reading extracts from
I platform of Socialist party. This bill
j wns a means to an end—the end being
| that the capitalist should get no profit at
| all. Mr. Hawthornthwaite thought it
' a pity that Mr. Oliver should discuss a
I subject he knew nothing about. Motion
that committee rise, defeated by 17 to
14. Premier McBride pooh-poohed idea
that eight-hour act had been passed' in
n hurry. The House last session had six
weeks in which to consider it. Saw in
Times that Mr. Dunsmuir declared he
would close his mines if law remained in
force, but did not understand why.
Scored Mr. Mclnnes foT deprecatory remarks about legislature, which, he considered, was as able a body of men as
any in Canada. He had been well
aware of fhe meaning of his vote on the
Eight-hour Bill lnst session, and other
members should have been in the same
position. Mr. Hawthornthwaite said
oven now American managers at Nanaimo were endeavoring to whip Canadian miners into line fo sign a petition
against the eight-hour lnw. Was
a limned at attitude of Mr. Oliver and
other members of opposition who appeared to entertain holy horror of legislation in interests of working men.
Amusing wrangle followed between
member for Nnnnimo nnd Mr. Oliver.
Jir. Oliver and other Liberals had approached him with a few to his joining
them to defeat government, said Air.
Hawthornthwaite. Mr. Oliver snid to
him: "You have tlie balance of power
in fhe House, it seems to me." He replied: "Yes, nnd it is in very safe
hands," Severn! other oppositionists hnd
asked him the question: "When
nro you going to do the trick?" Mr.
Oliver disclaimed nny desire to join
forces with Mr. Hawthornthwaite. The
leader of fhe opposition thought object
of tho measure was to put the opposition in a fnlso light as to its position in
regard to labor. He declared he had
not made any sort of overtures to tlie
Socialist's. Progress reported, several
clauses having failed to pnss,
Wednesday,  February  22:
Bill to amend Public Schools Act, introduced and read the first time. Second
reading fixed for Monday.   Bills dealing
with Songhees reserve, registration of
companies' mortgages, and payment of
deceased1 workmen's wages, were read
the first time. Commercial Traveller
License Bill received second reading.
Other bills were advanced. Mr. Hawthornthwaite moved second reading of
bill to regulate hours of employment in
smelters. He asked House to dismiss
prejudice, and to consider bill on its
merits. Bill would avert a strike,
which seemed imminent. Rend petitions
for establishment of eight-hour law in
smelters from various unions and trades
councils. Employment in smelters was
very unhealthy, and average life of men
so employed was very short. Mr. Mclnnes' declaration ou previous day that
corporate interests wished the legislature would meet less often, -was probably true; those interests were opposed
to making of laws to prevent inhuman
exploitation of labor. 'He wns utterly
opposed to strike methods, nnd believed
thnt the day of trades unionism had
gono by. The legislature could prevent.
strikes by making wise laws. Too long
hours of labor led to degradation of the
race. Capitalists threatened to close
down mines and smelters if eight-hour
law was enforced, but he did not believe
such threats, and would not be bulldozed by Mr. Dunsmuir or any other
mine owner. All he asked for was the
pnssnge of the bill, which would prevent
merciless exploitation of the workmen by
the capitalist. Loud applause in gallery earned rebuke from Mr. Speaker.
Premier McBride approved principle of
eight-hour law, but thought present time
very inopportune to introduce measure
curtailing hours of labor in the smelters.
The swelting industry was not firmly
established in the province, and the
smelters were not earning profits.
Feared passage of bill would cause industrial disturbance, and that smelting
business would go to American smelters.
Leader of the opposition took much the
same view. Mr. Fraser supported the
bill, as also did Mr. Houston. Member
for Nelson made amusing speech. He
knew bill would not pass, and he meant
to vote for it. He represented no mining
or smelting interests and no political
party. He was a political Ismaelite,
and his hand was against the government, against the Liberals and against
the Socialists.
Motion for second reading was defeated by 26 votes to 12. Names—For:
McNiven, Jones, Davidson, Henderson,
H«wthornthwaite, Williams, Houston,
Clifford, Fraser, Gifford, Macgowan and
Shatford. Against: Mclnnes, Drury,
King, Brown, Murphy, Evans Tanner,
Oliver, Munro, Paterson, Hall, Cameron,
Tatlow, McBride, Cotton, Ellison,
Bowser, Ross, A. McDonald, Green, Fulton, Garden, Taylor, Wright, Young and
Grant.
Thursday, February 23:
Motion by Mr. Oliver produced information concerning exchange of land made
by government whereby government
secured land in Coquitlam municipality
for land in Burnaby. The exchange,
Chief Commissioner explained1, was made
on recommendation of proper authorities
and in order to secure for Provincial
Asylum suitnblo land for a colony, in
which persons mcntnlly afflicted could bo
healthfully and profitably employed in
raising foodstuffs for the asylum. Mr.
Oliver objected that the government lost
by tho transaction, as the Burnaby land
would be worth much more thnn tho
Coquitlam tract. Mr. Green thought
Mr. Oliver had discovered another
"ninro's nest." Mr. Henderson wns
grieved thnt Chief Commissioner should
talk nbout marc's nests in connection
witli Mr. Oliver. Did not tlie government owe its peculiar existence to detective talents of hon. member for Delta?
Tho Hon. Richard repudiated idea that
government hnd done any wrong in the
premises. Government simply had
desired to give effect to recommendntions
of superintendent of the nsylum. The
colony shortly would be in operation,
and tho result would be better accommodation nnd healthier surroundings for
tho unfortunates who were mentally
afflicted, and also' tho cheap production
of a large proportion of th© supplies required for the asylum. Debnto on second reading of Mr. J, A. Mncdonnld's
bill to provide thnt' tho widow or other
dependents of miners accidentally killed
should be paid wages due deceased without waiting for administration proceedings, nnd thnt those wages should not be
held liable for debts of   deceased was
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adjourned' on motion of   the Attorney-
General, who expressed approval of the
measure, but wanted   to consider some
technical joints raised in it.
Friday, February 24:
The Premier moved the resolution on
tlie subject of Better Terms. In support
of this resolution Mr. McBride briefly
traced history of negotiations by which
British Columbia joined in confederation,
and showed how thc cost of administration had steadily increased through the
development of fhe province until at the
present lime it had become a burden
a handsome tribute to the work done in
presenting the claim for Better Terms
by Mr. R. El Gosnell. He showed'
that with the greatest economy the cost
of administration in British Columbia
wns vastly greater than in any of the
other province. Mr. J. A. Macdonald
snid thnt members on his side of the
House were in accord with the claim for
better terms, and the Premier and himself had agreed on the terms of the resolution. Thought lnnds should hnve been
set aside for the purpose of affording
revenue in .the future. But it was true
that the whole cost of administration
always would be greater in British
Columbia than in any other province,
and, therefore, the province had a just
claim on the Dominion. He seconded
the resolution, which was carried1
unanimously amidst loud applause.
Routine business concluded the session.
NOTES.
The select committee on agriculture,
in view of the drastic nature of certain
sections of the Noxious Weeds Bill, hns
recommended that the bill be submitted
to the Central Farmers' Institute, which
meets in Victoria on the 28th.
On motion to go into committee of
supply, probably on Monday next, the
leader of the opposition, to test the position of the government will move as an
amendment the following resolution:
"But whereas the Premier at the last
session of the legislature intimated that
his government would submit a railway
policy to the House, which it did not do.
"And whereas the Premier subsequently stated on the floor of tho House thnt
n summer session would be held to denl
exclusively with railway and transportation matters in this province.
"And whereas said session was not
held as promised.
"And whereas the government has as
yet submitted to this House no proposal
during the present session looking to bettor transportation facilities.
"Therefore this House regrets the indecision of tlie government and its repeated failures to deal with an urgent
public question."
Tho education bill introduced into the
legislature will probably come up for
second reading early next week. Under
tho measure some important changes nre
nffected in the system of school maintenance. The whole province outside of
tho city districts is made to bear n shnre
of the cost of education. The province
is divided up into rural school districts,
that is where organized school districts
aro now established, nnd these districts,
ns well ns the cities, will have to bear
the cost over and above the amount contributed by the government, as to which
the bill makes n considerable change.
Under present' conditions the provinco
pays the total school expenditure, out-
sido of the city districts, nnd in tho
cities the allowance is based on n per
capita nrrangement, $13, $15 nnd $20 respectively for ench pupil in cities of tho
first, second nnd third class. By the
now arrangement there- will be a payment for each teacher employed of $350
in n first class school, $375 in tho second
clnss and $420 in tho third class. In the
rural school districts fhe allowance will
lie $450 for ench teacher, with nn additional amount, not to exceed $100 for
any further amount which tho districts
themselves mny decide fo pay each
teacher.
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THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 1908
Social.
Society is indeed busy with works of
Charity.   After the most successful Tuberculosis dance of last night, the next
smart function on the tapis for "sweet
charity's sake" is the concert on Tuesday evening at the Victoria theatre in
aid of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home.
I hear that every one is going, and the
tickets are selling fast.    The programme arranged is certainly one of the best
ever yet prepared for a concert of this
kind, and thc ladies who have undertaken the arrangement of the many novel
tableaux are putting heart and soul into
their work,  and  are confident of success.    The  two    interesting    tableaux.
"The Death of Nelson" nnd  "Joan  of
Arc" which are being prepared by Mrs.
(Senntor) Macdonald,   Mrs.   Tilton and
Mrs. Johnson promise   to    be the most
perfect pictures ever yet presented  on
the Victoria stage,   judging   from   the
trouble  these  Indies  have gone  to,   in
procuring suitable costumes and  lighting effects.   The ladies taking pnrt are
Miss Brady as Joan of Arc, Miss Til-
ton, Mrs. Tilton and Miss Macdonald.
The other tableaux which are under the
management  of Capt.  nnd  .Mrs.  Parry
and Mrs. Mares, are a series representing some of the best known of C. Dana
Gibson's sketches of social life.    Some
of those taking part are, Miss A. Bell,
Miss D. Green, Lieuts. Miles and Mares,
Capt. Bunbury, and Lieut Yates, R. E.
Here it mny be interesting to mention
that the dainty  frocks that are  to be
worn in these Gibson tableaux are especially provided  for the occasion, nnd
are an attraction  in themselves, as no
expense  has  been  spared  in  procuring
them.   Among the other novel items on
the programme nre drills nnd exercises
by   parties   from II. M. S. "Bonaventure," seamen's cutlass drill under   the
direction of G. Southard, P. 0. 1.. marine's bnyonet exercise nnd physical drill
under the direction   of   Serg't   Major
Fitzgerald, R. M. L. I., besides a naval
hornpipe by Messrs. Btisey and Figgins,
H. M. S. "Bonnventure."    These items
ought to prove a grent attraction to Victorians as perhaps it will be the last
appearance   of   the bluejackets on the
Victoria stage.    Mrs.   Lester   lias   for
some   time   past   been   instructing to
young ladies of her academy tlie intricacies of    n  bewildering    .skirt    dunce
which will  be another special   feature.
Among the well known and most popular amateur vocalists who have kindly
offered their assistance are, Mrs. Moresby, Mrs. Liuiiont, Mr. and Mrs. Gideon
Hicks, the Misses Sehl, Air. Oeo. Phillips, Mr. J. G. Brown and Mr. F. Richardson.    Miss  G.  Loewen will  be the
accompanist, and the orchestra is kindly
provided by Mr. Jesse Longfield.    The
concert is under the patronage of His
Honor the Lieut.-Governor, Commodore
and Mrs. Goodrich, the Honorable   the
Premier and Mrs. McBride, His Worship the Mayor and Mrs. Barnard.   The
tickets are to be had at Waitt's Music
Store, and nre $1.00, 75 cents, 50 cents
and 25 cents for "the gods." The theatre
has been kindy lent by Mr. D. Boscowitz, and a calcium light loaned by the
manager of the Redmond thontro.    The
wigs are kindly provided  for the night
by Madame Kosche, and the glassware
by Mr. Hnstie.   The B. C. Electric Ry.
Co. are offering   the   lighting   of   tho
theatre free of charge and the piano is
kindly provided   by   the   Hlcks-Lovlck
Piano Co.   The affair needs but the patronage of the public nt large to make il
a grnnd success.
The Alexnndrn Club on Thursday afternoon last wns the scene of a very
pretty "farewell tea" given in honor of
Mrs. Goodrich, nnd the presentation to
her of a beautiful gold nugget buckle.
For some time past the lady presidents
of the different societies of this city have
been working together to arrange this
little affair, to show their appreciation
of the kind assistance rendered to their
different societies by Mrs. Goodrich. The
club rooms were beautifully decorated in
tulips nnd daffodils, and the tea table
artistically arranged in scarlet carnations and ferns. Mrs. H. Barnard, Mrs.
Show, Mrs. Croft and Mrs. Beaven were
the ladies responsible for these lovely
decorations. The buckle presented was
perhaps one of the most beautiful ever
made from British Columbia's nuggets,
It being of an oval shape, half an inch
wide, and about four inches long inter
spersed with bands of turquoises. There
were over a hundred ladies present, who
availed themselves of this opportunity
of testifying the esteem in which they
held Mrs. Goodrich. Mrs. Rocke Robertson, president of the Women's Auxiliary, Royal Jubilee Hospital, and president of the Anti-Tuberculosis Association, on behalf of the women of Victoria,
and presidents of the different societies,
rend the following address:
Victoria, B. C,
Feb. 23rd, 1905.
Dear Mrs. Goodrich:—-We have asked
you to meet us to-day that we may formally express to you the great regret we
all feel that your stay amongst us has
been so short, nnd also the loss we know
your leaving will be, not alone to your
personal friends, but to all those, who,
like yourself, are interested in promoting the intellectual and material welfare
of our community.
We trust you will carry away the
same happy recollections of your associations here that you leave with us, and
we earnestly hope that the future may
be good enough to bring you back to us
ngnin.
We wish you nnd Commodore Goodrich every good and kind fortune, and
would love to feel thnt it is only au
rovoir nnd not farewell.
In saying goodbye and godspeed to you
we ask you to accept from the women
of Victoria a little offering of love,
hoping thnt it will always remind you
that by the shores of the Pacific you
have left mnny warm friends and admirers.
Un behalf of the women of Victoria we
beg to subscribe ourselves, yours very
Miss Anderson, Scotch Lassie; Miss His-
cocks, Gainsborough; Mr. E. McQuade,
Domino-, Mr. A. Moss, Blaseball Player; Mrs. Grimason, Sailor Lass; Mr.
Matheson, Domino; Mr. D. McKay,
Hudson's Bay Trader, and many others.
*   *   *
Mrs. Parry, Mrs. Mares, Mrs. Ling
and Mrs. Hughes entertained a number of their friends at a very pretty
little dance given in the Roynl Naval
Club, at the Canteen Grounds, on Tuesday evening last. The club was cleared
for the dancing and gaily decorated with
bright flags and evergreens. Sit outs
were arranged for the occasion nnd
many also enjoyed promenading on tlie
verandas between the dances. The music wns supplied by Miss Thain. A splendid supper was served nbout midnight
in one of the nnte-rooms, the table being
prettily decorated in yellow, with large
bunches of dnffodils. It was indeed a
pretty scene, the picturesque little club
house ablaze with lights, and alive with
smartly dressed women and gallant officers. In the distance, out in the Es-
quimnlt harbor, the ship's laying nt
anchor were brightly illuminated for the
occasion, nnd over the water came the
sound of the different ship's bells telling the hours as they flew by. Some of
the prettily gowned Indies present were:
Mrs. Parry, who wore a lovely white
lnce dress with pale blue velvet garnitures; Mrs. Mares, in a dainty gown of
white and silver; Mrs. Bunbury, in n
beautiful white chiffon frock embroidered in pale blue and pink; Mrs. Ling,
becomingly gowned in white and yellow
with clusters of daffodils; Miss B. Gaudin, in white with broad girdle of pale
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Provincial Royal Jubilee Hospital; president Anti-Tuberculosis Association.
The following are some of those who
attended the Assembly Club masquerade
dance ou the 17th inst., and the pretty
costumes they wore: Miss Bone, Geisha
girl; Miss Cullin, sailor girl; Miss Maud
Atkinson, pily of the Valley; Miss Ethel
Edwards, school girl; Miss Hattie McKay, Summer; Miss Olive Fawcett,
June; Miss A, McQuade, Mercury; Miss
. . Spence, Queen Catherine; Miss G.
Cameron, Peasant Girl; Miss B. Cameron, Gipsy; Miss Z. Carter, Carmen;
Miss G. White, Spanish girl;; Miss C.
Fawcett, Pack of Cards; Miss M. Fell,
Nurse; Miss L. Russell. Milkmaid; Miss
M. Ross, Baby; Miss McKenzie, Carmen; Mr. K. Lindsay, Black Domino;
Mr. W. W. Wilson, Highland Golfer;
Mr. C. S. McKilligan, Citizen Soldier;
Mr. Fred White, Uncle Sam; Mr. Ted
Hiscocks, J. B. A. A. basketball player;
Mr. L. O'Keefe, Yachtsman; Mr. Mcintosh, Black Domino; Mr. Eric Hardie,
Cowboy; Mr. G. Jameson, Highlander;
Mr. H. Nesuitt, Blnck Domino; Mr. F.
C. Clarke, Russian Cavalryman; Mr. D.
B. McConnnn. Black Domino;'Mr. J. W.
D. York, Courtier; Mr. R. Mason, Baseball Player; Mr. Beth Hall, Old-fashioned Lady; Miss L. Garvin, Queen of
Hearts; Mr. Roland Grant, Cowboy;
Mr. A. George, Judge; Miss E. Locke,
Domino; Mr. L, S. Y. Yorke; Negro;
Miss M. John. Tnmbourine Girl; Mrs.
Calderwood, Night; Mr. H. Lang.
Yachtsman; Miss Nellie Joule, Old-fnsh-
ioned Girl; Miss E. Stunnard, Normandy
Peasant Girl: Mrs. Cnrr-Hilton, Little
Miss Mnffet; Mr. H. A. Gownrd, South
African Mounted Police; Mr. Finch,
Tennis Plnyer;   Mr.    Child.    Onrsmnn;
blue and pale blue in corsage of hair;
Mrs. Blandy wns smart in a pretty gown
of iiink chiffon; Miss S. Pemberton wore
black net over white, with trimmings of
jet; Miss E. Pitts lookpd chic in n
dainty gown, of white silk; Miss B.
Irving wore white silk with lnce; nnd
Miss Keefer wore black with pale blue.
Among the others present were noticed
Miss D. Green, Miss A. Bell, Mrs.
Thorpe-Double, Miss Foster, Miss Maude
(Mayne Island), Miss Pooley, Miss G.
Green, Miss Loewen. Miss D. Lnngley,
Miss V. Pooley. Miss G. I.oewen, Miss
Nam, Miss Erskine, Miss Wnlsh, Mrs.
Bland, the Hon. F. nnd Mrs. Hood, Miss
Walker, Miss Hanington, Capt. Blandy,
Capt. Bunbury, Capt. Oockburn, Lieut.
Yates, R. E.. Mr. .1. Cambie, Mr. F.
Harrington, Lieut. Tinson, R. N., Mr.
Hughes, Commodore Parry, Mr. Mares,
Capt. Saiideman. Paymaster Ling, Mr.
Willis, R, N. nnd the Messrs. Foot,
Jones, Erwin. E. P. Colley, B. Prior, T.
E. Pooley, P, Keefer, D. Bullen, J.
Rithet, C. Vernon, nnd Dr. Robertson.
A      *     *
Mrs. R. T. Butchart gave a delightful
tea for thc younger friends of her two
daughters on Friday last at her beautiful residence the "Chalet" Rockland
Avenue. The amusement provided for
the afternoon wns fortune telling, a novel entertainment for ten pnrtles, and one
thnt proved most exciting. Madame
Dnrrell wns secured for the afternoon to
rend the hands of those present, nfter
which tho merry gathering of young
people repaired to the dining room where
a dainty tea was served. The table was
prettily arranged in pink carnations and
ferns, with centre piece of pink chiffon
chiffon and pink shnded lights. The
hostess wns beautifully gowned in black
silk crepe; Miss Butchart wore a becoming frock of pale green nccordepn
pleated voile, and Miss M. Butchart a
dainty creation of white. Among the
guests were noticed Miss Harrington,
Miss Pooley, Hiss Gaudin, Miss Sals-
bury, Miss King, Miss G. Green, Miss
Boswell, Miss Angus. Miss B. Gaudin,
Miss Jeffrey. Miss G. Campbell, Miss
E. Browne, Miss   Newcombe,   Miss Ir
ving, Miss N. Dupont, Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Miss A.    Bell,   Miss    Galletly,
Miss F. Allison and others.
«   *   »
The Mayor and aldermen wish to
announce that the citizens are cordially
invited to attend the farewell reception
to Commodore and Mrs. Goodrich,
which is, to be»held at the Legislative
buildings this evening. A splendid orchestra has been provided for the occasion, and refreshments will be served.
Evening or afternoon toilettes are in order for ladies. It is sincerely hoped that
nil who possibly can will avail themselves of this opportunity of bidduig farewell to the Commodore and Mrs. Goodrich and officers of H. M. fleet.
*   »   *
It was Mrs. Fred Futcher   and   not
Mrs. 1'roctor (as stated in the Colonist)
who won the Queen's prize in cards at
Mrs. Thos. Shotbolt's party last week.
s>   *   *
The dance in aid of the tuberculosis
fund wns one of the most successful of
the senson. Hundreds of prettily dressed children, besides a number of "grown
tips," crowded to the gaily decorated
Assembly Hnll last evening, and all enjoyed themselves right merrily until
early dawn. The floor was in splendid
condition and the music all that could
be desired. Mrs. Simpson and Mrs. Dickenson had most of the arrangements in
hand, nnd nre to be congratulated on
their success. The supper was delicious, Mrs. Rhodes took charge of this
department, nnd thanks are due to the
many other ladies who assisted. A full
account of the costumes and gowns worn
will appear in next week's issue.
* •   •
Mrs. James Johnston, of Montreal, a
sister of Mr. A. Stuart Robertson, of
this city, arrived here yesterday afternoon and is the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
A. Stuart Robertson, of Struan, St.
George street.
»   *   *
Mr. Justice and Mrs. Irvuig have left
for California to spend a few months in
the sunny South, where the judge hopes
to recuperate after his tedious illness.
* *  *
The engagement is just announced of
Miss Violet Drake, niece of Mr. Justice
Drake, of this city, to Captain Muspratt
Williams, R.A.
»   *   «
At their pretty residence on Fairfield
Road, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Douglas, entertained a number of their friends at
a charming little dnnce on Monday evening lnst. Cards were also enjoyed by
those who preferred Bridge to dancing
nnd n delightful supper was served during the evening. The hostess received
iu a beautiful white luce frock and was
assisted by her two sisters, the Misses
A. and I). Williams, who were becomingly gowned in white. Some of the
guests were the Misses K. nnd B. Gnu-
din, Miss M. Goddard, Miss F. Vincent,
Miss Ida Foot, Miss Agnes Wootton, the
Misses Sweet, Dr. nnd Mrs. Verrinder,
Messrs. Rny Worlock, Claybourne, J.
Leeming,  W. Henth,  W.  Goddnrd,  H.
Bntchelor, L. Foot nnd C. Wilders.
* »   *
The marriage took plnco on Wednesday evening at tho residence of the
bride's father, Mr. George Richardson,
Superior Street, of Mr", James Porter,
gold commissioner for Telegraph creek,
Cassiar district, to Georgian Richardson, third daughter of Mr. George Richardson. The ceremony wns performed
by Right Rev. Bishop Cridge in the
presence of the intimate friends of the
families of tlie principals. Mr. W. H.
Lnngley acted as best mnn. The newly
wedded pair, who were the recipients of
n great number of presents, left by the
steamer Umatilla on a honeymoon   tour
in California.
* *   *
Tho engagement is announced of Miss
Margaret Nuttall, third daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Nuttall of Quebec Street
(James Bay) to Mr. L. Blaekler, R. N.
About four hundred people attended the
second masquerade carnival of tho season at the Skating rink in Grand Forks
hnll on the 16th inst. Mrs. Hedges, attired In Japanese costume, won the first
prize for Indies, nnd Norman Addison.
in trooper's uniform, won the men's
prize.   The affair was a great success.
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The Stage
THE GRAND THEATRE.
There is a fine show at the Grand
theatre ou Johnson streets this week
made up of five especially strong acts,
besides the illustrated song and the
moving   pictures.   The   great   Bentley
Suds the bill in classical and popular
ections on the xylophone, being by far
the best performer on that instrument
who has even visited the city. The repertoire includes the march "Africana"
(Berliner), the serennde "Moonlight"
(Muret), the overture from "Poet and
Peasant" (Von Suppe), nnd n medley of
popular airs. No music lover "should
miss the opportunity of hearing an artist
whose equal is hardly likely to visit Victoria again.   Another strong act is that
! of Huntress, whose serpentine dances,
brilliantly illuminated find illustrated
with electrical effects, make up n beautiful and spectacular turn.   Miss   Cora
' Miskel and her two picknnnies capture
the audience at once in coon songs nnd
clever dancing.    Morgan   and    Chester
'have a very funny sketch entitled "Did
I Say Good Night?" and Fanny Dono-
Jvnn renews her acquaintance with Grand
audiences in her own original parodies
i and receives hearty welcome. Mr. Roberts is singing the illustrated song "The
i Sweetest Girl in Dixie," nnd the moving
pictures nre nn uproariously funny illustration of the fnte of n chicken thief.
There will be two mntinees this nfter-
noon beginning nt 2.30 nt which  only
i five cents will he chnrged for children,
and the engngement will close with the
1 usunl three Snturdny night performances
beginning nt 7.30. For next week Manager Jamieson's offering includes Palmer,
and Robertson. "Tho Sorcere and thp
Soubrette;" Wills nnd Barron, in    the
HARRY POLLARD
Of the Watson Stock Company.
'comedy sketch "Hooligan;" Miss Vivian.
. character and descriptive vocalist, nnd
I the Lncifers, William  and  Louise,  assisted by Miss Einilie   Lea    in    their
comedy sketch. "The Neat. Little Girls
• and the Big Silly Kid."    Mr. Roberts
will have an exceptionally   good   illustrated song entitled    "Asleep    nt    the
Switch," nnd the moving pictures    nre
entitled "The Impossible Voyage," nnd
I are of the order of Jules Verne's "Un-
' der the Sen."   As most of the above acts
1 will arrive from the Sound on Monday,
there will be no matinee on thnt day,
nnd the first performnnce will therefore
i begin nt 7.30 on Monday evening.
*   *   *
^      CLARA MATHES.
"^Bl    Crystal    theatre has been  well
- patronized during the week, the attrac-
' tion being n short engngement of Miss
FClara  Mnthes nnd her well-known compnny.    The plays produced were "The
I Russian Spy" nnd "A Son of Erin," nnd
[both proved most ncceptnble to Victoria
theatre goers.    Miss Mathes    ran    up
■ against strong opposition, but from the
[opening    night    business  nt  the  little
fYntes   street   house   hns   steadily   Increased.
This will be the last week of Clnrn
(Mathes and her company al the Crystal,
las they have been engaged until the end
Inf the season at n high figure, on the con-
Idttlon that they commence the tour on
|Mnrch fi.   Next Snturdny evening there-
[for will be the lnst performnnce of the
company here.   T.wo of the best plays
nf the century will be presented.    For
the first half of the week "Nell Gwynne"
will hold the boards, and for the laBt
half of the week the play will be "The
Keeper of the Keys."
"Nell Gwynne" wns Miss Mathes'
popular play when she last appeared
here, and it is produced by special request. In the title role Miss Mathes has
been very highly commended by many
critics. In costuming and general detail
the production is snid to be an unusually
clever one. The Duluth News-Tribune
says: "Clara Mathes' performance last
night nt the theatre was good in every
detail, each member of the cast had the
manner and spirit of the character and
of the time. The scenery wns appropriate and the costumes correct, elegant
nnd costly. Miss Mathes was "Nell
Gwynne" to the life, nnd of her character and the others it may be said that
they were historically correct and artistic in portrayal. The play itself is a
great one and its success in all parts of
the English-speaking world is easily understood after seeing it. " Commencing
with the Thursday matinee, the "Keeper of the Keys" will be presented. This
quaintly pretty comedy has never failed
to delignt large audiences in any city
where it is presented. "Nell Gwynne"
nnd "The Keeper of the Keys" should
the four acts.are laid in New York city.
The story tells of a mining deal, and
one scene which depicts an incident on
the stock exchange is very forcible and,
to say the least, exciting. A vein of
clear cut comedy runs through the entire bill, and the love story which is told
is very sweet and interesting. A screaming farce comedy is chosen for the latter half of the week, "A Runaway
Match" by name. It tells of the trials
and tribulations of two belated couples in
a junction inn. All the situations are
extremely fuuny and the plot (for this
comedy really has one) is such that
laughter is provoked from the rise to the
fall of tlie curtain.
*   »   *
Sx'LiiXD'lD RECEPTION.
Accorded the  Watson   Stock  Company
by Patrons of the Redmond
Theatre.
The Watson Stock Company opened
nt the Redmond thentre last Monday,
and in spite of strong opposition, at the
Victoria and elsewhere secured crowded
houses from the first night and made a
splendid impression on patrons of this
popular family theatre. The company
opened with n fine dramatization of Mr.
Hayden Stevenson, of the Watson Stock Co.
attract large audiences from the reputn-
tion of the plays, tlie assurance thnt they
will be properly produced and the fact
thnt they nre given nt one-sixth the price
of ndmission usually charged for the
same attractions. The specialties will
be changed for both plnys and the per-
formnnces will be continuous ns usual.
* *   t
Paul Gilmore will appear at the Victoria thentre on Wednesday in the clever piny "The Mummy nnd the Humming
Bird," with which he toured lnst year.
Mr. Gilmore is one of the brightest of
the American stars who tour this const.
* *   *
. he Savoy thentre is once ngnin to the
front with another nll-stnr vnudeville
bill. As n curtnin raiser the Savoy
stock company will present to its patrons
the sparkling comedy entitled "Who
Paid for the Supper?" produced under
the personal supervision of Peter H.
Smith. Lord nnd Meek, comedy boomers, nre still retained; Smith and Ellis,
Victoria's favorite sketch team, will also
appear; Bordero Bnnfrelln nnd Snrl. the
versatile trio; Minnie Adams, balladist;
Jim Rowe, comedian, will go to make
up one of the best shows that has been
si imi in the Savoy for some time.
* *   *
After a week of successes in two beautiful plnys nf n religious nature, the
Watson Company will present n week of
comedy. The bill for the first hnlf nf
next week will be Edwnrd Rose's society comedy, "The Westerner." This
play is not a melodrama ns its name
would seem to imply, nnd ench one of
Hall Caine's famous novel "The Christian." The play was excellently performed and well staged. "The Week"
will be in accord with the great majority
of Victoria theatregoers in saying that
the performance of Miss Ethel Roberts
nnd Mr. Hayden Stevenson ns "Glory"
nnd "John Storm" respectively was one
of the best things seen in any play
lionso of the city for n long time. Miss
Roberts is a young actress of great talent
nml fortunate in the possession of a
charming personality and a musical
voice. As "Glory," she hnd splendid opportunity to display her versatility nnd
her emotional power, and she scored a
great success. Mr. Stevenson, who also
is young and nt the commencement of
his career behind the footlights, deserves
high commendation for his sympathetic
and powerful portrayal of tiie character of "John Storm." Both these young
people, it is safe to predict, have successful careers before them, Mr. A.
Watson is an artist as well as a very
successful manager, and his presentation nf the difficult role of "Horatio
Drake" left little to be desired. Messrs.
Sidney nnd Edwnrd Diamond and Mr.
Senvey ns the various parsons and Mr.
Mrliermott as "Brother Paul" did well,
nnd Mr. Harry Pollard's performance
ns the objectionable "Lord Robert Ure"
wns very clever. All the Indies, espe-
cinlly Miss Aline Wnllace ns "Mrs.
f'nllendnr." filled their pnrts snlisfnc-
torily.
During  the  secntid  half of the week
the   company   staged     "The    Parish
Priest" aud repeated the success
achieved in "The Christian." Miss
Roberts played the part of "Helen
Durkin" and Mr. Stevenson that of
"James Welsh," while Mr. Watson
played "The Rev. John Whalen." The
charming old piny will be the bill at today's matinee and to-night, and those
who have not yet seen it should not miss
the last opportunity.
* »   *
Mr. Chas. Hanford and Miss Marie
Drofnnu appeared in n fine production of
"Don Caesar de Bazan" at the Victoria
theatre iast night. Our notice of the
show is unavoidably held over until next
week.
* »   *
London "Punch," poking fun nt Mr.
Beerholm Tree, announces that "A play
entitled 'Much Ado About Nothing' has
been produced at His Majesty's theatre.
It is founded on a play of the same name
ky Shakespeare."
At the last elections in Germany
3,000,000 people voted Socialist. Of
these it is estimated that only about
2,000,000 are really Socialists, the others
voting that way as a protest against existing conditions in the other political
parties. There are two branches of the
Socialists in Germany, the one headed
by Herr Bebel and the other by Herr
Bernstein. The former party is opposed
to the Christian religion, while the latter
is "idealistic" and sees in Christianity
the only gospel of fraternity likely to
move the world.
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Box 85, City.
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Lots in Finlavson's Field.
Easv Terms.
Crystal Theatre
Last week commending Feb. 27
Clara Mathes Co.
willpresent ou Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday matinee and night
NELL GWYNNE
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
matinee and night
The Keeper of the  Keys
Prices 10c and 25c.
Redmond Theatre!
Second Week
WATSON STOCK CO.
Presenting Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Wednesday Matinee
The Westerner
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Saturday Matinee
A RUNAWAY MATCH
Souvenir matinee Saturday.
REDMOND THEATRE PRICES
Always the same, io and 25c.
Savoy Theatre
W. Q-. Stevenson, Mgr.
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27 1905
Engagement Extraordinary of the
World's Famous Wrestler
JACK   CARKEEK
Mr. Carkeek will during the week
meet all comers in catch-as-catoh-
ean, Graeco-Roman and Cornish
styles of wrestling, and will give $26
to any man he fails to beat in 15
minutes. Mr. Carkeek reserves the
right to name the style.
All are welcome, champions, ;o-
called champions, and amateurs.
Come and get the $25.
In conjunctiou with an all star
Vaudeville bill.
Admission I5 and 25c.
DAILY    >£,?
Haiinees ioc. all over
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Management of
ROBT.   JAMIESON.
WEEK OF FEB. 27
Illustrated Song,
Frederic Roberts
"Asleep at the Switch."
Palmer and Robertson
1'he Sorcerer   aud Soubrette"
Willis and Barron
Comedy Sketch   "Hooligan.'
Vivian,
Character and Descriptive
Vocalist
Wm. Louise
The Luclters and
F.milie I.ee.
Comedy Sketch
KeW Moving Pictures
"The Impossible Voyage."
Johnson Street
Seits I Go where the crowd goef
aoc.
Res.
The Lyric
Theatre
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 procure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission 10 and 25c.
D. H. BALE
Plume 1140
1.E10HTON ROAD
CONTRACTOR. AND BUILDF.R
Building Lots for Hale
Houses Built on the
INSTALMENT PLAN
Italian School of Music
SIGNOR   ERNESTO   OLAUDIO,
Professor.
Of thc Conservatory of Music, Na-
poli (Italy). In addition to tuition
on thc Yiolin, Mandolin, and Guitar
he will conduct a special class in the
art of pianoforte accompaniment to
a limited number of advanced pupils.
Special attention is given to beginners as well as to advanced player*
The school is situated at 117 Cook
Street, Victoria. 8
THE WEEK, SATURDAY,   FEB. 28, 19C 8
Bargains at
The Stores
Babette's Weekly Letter Tells of
Desirable  Articles of Adornment in City Shops.
Denr Mndge: As regards my last letter to you saying that I neglected to
mention dress goods, prices, etc., and
that you particularly requested me to do
so some time back. But I know you will
overlook my negligence when I tell you
of the "snaps" that are to be had in
that line nt the Westside. You know I
hnve always hnd such n "pcuchnnt" for
blnck, and whnt is more becoming, serviceable nnd smart, than a well fitting,
good black frock for winter or spring
wear? Now if your taste should happen
to lean Inwards n blnck gown I will tell
you of the beautiful black dress goods
that I noticed at this cheap sale.   There
her of biuud, pretty girdles greatly reduced. These are made in different
shades of silk, well boned and some have
large buckles. Now that the fiat has
gone forth that blouses shall be "blous-
ant" no longer, or at least very little
compared to what we considered necessary a short time ago, belts have become a very important item. I for one
am delighted at the revival of the very
broad girdle; of course they must be
made to fit immaculately. A brond girdle, the bones of which curl outwards,
instead of laying flat, is one of the
most unsightly articles of attire that I
can conjure up in my mind's eye.
Among the other tempting bargains of
tho week 1 notice that fancy laces and
insertions nre selling for little or nothing. Heavy Oriental and applique laces
in white aud black are great reduced
and Valenciennes lnce nnd insertion are
selling for only 2% and 5 cents a yard.
Allover tucked chiffon is going at 55
cents a yard, art sateens and cretonnes
10 cents per ynrd,  ..esides a    window
Have you read "The Deliverance," by i
Ellen Glasgow, it is a romance of the
Virginia tobacco fields, a delightful story
of old Virginia, just after the war, between the Northern and Southern
States. I picked it up at the Victoria
News Company on Yates street the other
day. Another lute novel I happened on
in the same place was "The Silent
Places," by Stewart E. White, the
author of "The Blazed Trail."
In a jeweller's store I saw some of
the dearest little filagree silver scarf
pins in different designs, some were
flowers, birds nnd others quaint odd
snapes. These little pins are inexpensive and most useful for common wear,
in pinning down Btocks, neck ribbons,
etc. I also noticed some pretty sets of
; shirt waist links nnd studs. They were
mother of pearl with tiny turquoise
' stones in the centre. Others were of
French enamel in blue with little pink
enamel roses. I henr faint rumors thnt
thero is a grand new instalment of the
latest jewellery nnd such like bnubles,
I so dear to our hearts, en  route from
fetched his father's gun. The burglar
saw the weapon aimed at him just in
time to get out of the way before two
.shots were fired.
Toplar had a bad fire on the 6th inst.,
when the Kaiser hotel   was   destroyed.
j Morand's hotel adjoining was partially
■ burned.
I The Cranbrook Herald will hereafter
! be issued by a company, with a capital
I of $15,000. Mr. Fred Simpson will con-
j tinue ns the managing-editor.
Trout Lake is frozen over and naviga-
1 tion hns censed till spring. The railway
! service on the Lardo branch is being con-
i tinued.
THE LETTER "E."
A crowded meeting was held in tho
Court House, Atlin, at the beginning of
• the month, to raise $500 to secure an
| engineer's report on the fensibility of
'constructing a wngon road from Atlin
j to deep sen water on Taku River and
I Inlet.   The object of securing the report
(Agues Deans Cameron.)
•Printers tell us that the letter "E"
is the busiest letetr in the alphabet; next
comes "A." For instance, for every 4
times a printer takes "J" from the case,
he takes "K" 8 times; "G" 17 times;
"L" 40 times, "A" 80 times, but indie-
pensablo "E" no less than 120 times.
We here present a unique poem <Jf
three verses of four lines each. Each
verse contains every letter of the alphabet except "e":
THE FATE OF NASSAU.
Bold Nassau quits his caravan,
A hazy mountain got to scan;
Climbs jaggy rocks to spy his way,
Doth tax his sight, but far doth stray.
Not work of man nor sport of child
Finds Nassau in thnt mazy wild; ..
Lax grow his ftints, limbs toil iu vain-
Poor wight! Why didst thou quit that
plain?
Mainly for succor Nassau calls,
CLOSING OUT
RT HALF PRICE AND LESS FOR MONDAY'S SELLING
The Sweeping Reductions on these six lines are made to clear them out on
Monday. It's almost a pity to see such excellent goods dealt with in such a
reckless way.  Yours is the benefit if you buy when we say.
Westside
TJp TJT TJT IT '|T IT
Spot
Cash
IT T|T IT TF Tf IT
LADIES'    $6.00    TO    $9.25    SILK
WAISTS FOR $3.75.
15 only—Ladies' Up-to-date Silk and
Crepe de Chene Waists, in black, white,
pink and blue in sizes 32, 34 and 36 only.
Regular values $6.00 to $9.25 each.
MONDAY, $3.75.
$12.50   AND $14.75   JACKETS FOR
$4.50.
About 20 Ladies' Jackets in this lot,
nil bought for this season's selling.   Regular   values    swing    from   $12.50   to
$14.75 each.   Your choice on
MONDAY, $4.50.
WHITE MUSLIN WAISTS.
For small women only; size 32; beautifully tucked, hemstitched and embroidery trimmed.   Regular values $2.00 to
$4.00 each.
MONDAY, 75c.
FLANNELETTE WRAPPERS.
Dressing Gowns, in neat floral and stripe
Ladies' Flannelette     Wrappers   and
effects; sizes 32 to 40.   Regular values,
$2.75 to $3.50 each.
MONDAY, $1.75.
$$2.50 AND $3.25  W.  B.  CORSETS
FOR $1.50.
A special lot of W. B. Corsets, In pink,
blue and black brocade, also in plain
white, black and drab; suitable for slight,
average or stout figures; all sizes. Regular values $2.50 and $3.25 a pair.
MONDAY, $1.50.
CHILDREN'S WHITE PIQUE
COATS.
Children's White Pique Reefer Coats,
suitable for children from 2 to 5 years.
These coats are prettily trimmed and
well finished. Regular values $1.75 and
$2.50 each.
MONDAY, $1.00.
Every Article in the Store Reduced In Price ON MONDAY.
THE HUTeHESON e©., Ltd., Victoria, B. e.
was a whole counter full of black poplins, cheviots, cashmeres, diagonal
serges, basket cloths anu sitin cloths,
for only 75 cents a yard. Originally the
prices were from $1 to $1.50 per yard.
Besides tho black I have mentioned there
was nlso any amount of colored all-wool
dress material, in fancy cashmeres,
serges, crepe cloths and cheviots for 35
cents n yard. Now you see, if your
wardrobe wants replenishing you need
not venture your last penny in accomplishing it, for I am sure you have never
heard of such great reductions in the
prices of dress goods.
I have just invested in quite the dearest little fascinator imaginable. It is
only large enough to wear over one's
head, and tie under tho chin in a loose
knot, but it is at the same time becoming and most useful for evening wear.
There are dozens of these dainty fascinators at the Westside selling for only
10 cents ench, and in almost nny shade,
Besides these there nre other larger
wool shawls, grey honeycomb and circular knitted wool shawls, from 50
cents to $1 each.   I see there are a num-
full of prints and ginghams iu stripes
nnd tlornl designs for the snme price.
The tnble  linens  and  fiuo white underwear nre still away below  par.   O i
denr! did  I not prophesy thnt with a j
mind full of tlie sales and a purse empty I
| from the results of them I should be able I
to think awl write of little else? Nevertheless, hnrd ns the temptation is to venture all I possess ou these occasions, I
have restricted myself to what I really
want.    Stage    frocks are such perfect
wonders nowadays that you can scrutinize them ns closely    as    the   Paris
dressmakers dissect the latest    modes,
without   discovering that they are only
I produced for "footlight"    effect.    Miss
Clnrn Mnthes hns worn some very pretty
gowns in her different roles nt the Crys-
tnl theatre this week.
Now I must tell you about the smart
little grey velvet corduroy blouse I have
just hnd mndo nt So Kee & Co.'s, Douglns street, one of our progressive Chi-
! ueso sewing establishments. I hnve always been possessed by a fancy for a
: morning blouso of this description, nnd I
find it a most useful article of apparel.
England and Paris, so I will write and
tell you all about these things when they
arrive. BABETTE.
GENERAL NEWS.
items of Interest Gathered From Various Parts of the Province.
is to strengthen the hands of those approaching the provincial government
with it request for an appropriation for
the construction of the road.
West Kootenay lnst year contributed
#:i27..Sij5 to the provincial treasury, being about equal to tho contributions of
East Kootenay nnd Yale combined.
There has recently been taken up n
block of soinei thousands of acres in
Similkameen for division into small
fruit farms by Mr. Armstrong, of Now
Westminster, who hns nssocinted with
him his brother of Carberry, Mnn.
Thc output of East Kootenay saw
mills this season is expected to reach
several million feet. One firm is arranging to make three million ties.
An attempt to burglarize the residence
of Jir. .T. A. Cunningham, In New West-
minster, was frustrated by Mr. Cunning- J
ham's son Whiter, aged 14, on Monday
last. Iu the absence of his parents, the
lad discovered a lmrglnr in the hnll, and
without   being   seen   by   the   intruder
The Phoenix and Brooklyn hotels, at
Phoenix, were destroyed by fire ,ou thc
14th inst., causing a loss of $15,000.
J luring tlle past year 7,700 homesteads
wore taken up by Americans in Northwestern Canada, while Canadians nud
British took up  10,500.
The most delicious sweetmeat now
on the market in Vietoria and at the
same time the most wholesome, is
the HOME-MADE BUTTER TOFFEE, manufactured by W. R. Hartley, 74 Yates street.
To subscribers The Week costs a
penny a week and The Week is
worth it.
Know, Zlllahj that thy Nassuu fulls!;
But prowling wolf and fox may joy
To quarry on thy Arab boy.
HOPE.
l^irst fade the flowers, then falUthe
leaves, yk
And   bye-and-bye where   once   stood
sheaves
Are frozen clods of hard cold earth;   •'.
^ead clods, that once knew spring and
birth.
And in the world of maids and men
There come like change of now and
then
The season brief of fruit and flowers,.
The winter long of lone dark hours.
And what is long, and what is brief,
Or sign of death on flower and leaf?
The    frost-bound    earth    will    bloom
anew;
Can less than this of love be true?
—K. M. in the Westminster Gazette.
Preserved PLUMS, PEACHES,]
STRAWBERRIES, Etc., home grown
and home made. Insist on having]
Price's.

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