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New Houses For Sale
A number of new homes, Modern in
every respect. Easy monthly hiatal-
!B.C. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
10 to 25 Per Cent.
On all Pattern Goods.
(Corner F irt and Broad Streets.)
Vol. II.   No. 7.
u,yr "^ m
mr 20l901i
Price 6 Cents.
Jacobs' Irish Biscuits
Finest Quality.   Always Sweet.   Beautiful to Look
At.   Delicious to Eat.   Try It.
London and Vancouver Bakery
Phone 361
our Chickens with CRACKED Corn -the best and cheapest feed on the market   \
THE BR»eKMHN»KER MILLING 6©., Limited. /
123 Government Street. [
In the Haunts of ,"\
A Picture
[An "interview" with n clever Victoria artist, Miss Kuiily Onrr, wlio is imparting to youthful minds some of the knowledge learned
in the schools of England].
Glories of British Columbia.
Under Entirely New Management
Hotel Victoria
The Old Established and Popular House.
First-class Restaurant in connection.   Meals at all hours.
The Victoria is steam heated throughout; has the best sample rooms
iu the city, and has been refurnished from top to bottom.
I ft •)
■ § What will you have? §
/f Watson's Glenlivet, per bottle $1.00 ^v
3 Black and White  1.25 A
(P Red Wheat Rye Whisky   1.00 g
2 Our Celebrated Consello Invalid Port 50 2
„ 5 Carne's Cash Grocery, 5
Eft J   ft
■) PHONE 586                                 Corner Yates and Broad Sts.         f\
20 ^ents f°r 10 Cents.
^ A cent glass  pots of Strawberry  and Rasp-
Jl^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
Mowat's Grocery, 77 Yates Street
Free Silverware with every sale.
Prom the writer's point of view with her paintings and sketches, de-
artists often are troublesome people, rightful village scenes of Cornwall
They have ideas of the silent sort predominating, and I mnde a survey
that look very well in black and of them while Miss Carr wrestled
white or in colors, but cannot be with the kettle,
translated by the operator of    theI
linotype machine and thereby repro- i mmum—■
duced in print to the order of the "Yes, I liked London," said Miss
interviewer. Moreover, artists who Can' in reply to my question. "But
can talk when in the mood are quite I liked St. Ives better. It is the
sure they have nothing to say of in- prettiest place in Cornwall, inhabit-
terest to the public when called upon ed chiefly by villagers and artists*
to talk for publication. Miss Emily You see people sketching everywhere,
Carr, a young artist well-known to and you have the advantage of frank
many Victorians, i,< no exception to criticism from all and sundry while
this rule. Not only is she convinced you work. Any artist who comes
that she has little to say that would along has a look at what you are do-
be interesting, but she also takes ex- ing and has something to say about
ception to being written about at all. if. Of course, in London you
A terrible situation for an inter- j see and hear everything "
viewer to meet, truly!
But it is the business of the journalist to know just what is interesting to the public, and, on occasions,
to drag the silent people ruthlessly
out of their haunts and parade them
in the light of day. They may not
like it, but, as everybody says in this
Session  of  the  Legislature  Begins
Quietly—Sale of the E. & N.
Railway—Other News
The weather in Vietoria during
the past week has continued frosty
with fine bright days. There has
been good skating at Colwood and
other places and this has furnished
pleasure for a large number of citizens and visitors.
___„__»_*__ is worth
seeing nnd hearing, but it is a tiring
cily to live in."
"You wore glad to get home
"Oh, yes. You see this is my own
country. It has u grandeur of its
own for anyone who appreciates the
beautiful.    England is pretty and—
The sessions of the Legislature
have not been very largely attended
by the general public, although there
was a fair number of people present
lo listen to the speeches of the premier and the leader of the Opposition in the debate ou the Address-
in-Reply on Tuesday. The business
of the Legislature is being conducted quietly and without any of the
excitement common to the commencement of sessions of tlie Legislature
in the past. The Government appeals to be quite safe from defeat
and there are not likely to be any
very exciting debates until railway
legislation is brought down.
Official announcement of .the sale
of the Esquimalt "S Nanaimo railway
to the C. P. R. Company was made,
as anticipated, on Wednesday last.
Mention was made by Premier McBride in Ihe Legislature on Tuesday
to proposals lo he submitted to the
House for railway construction in the
northern portion of Vancouver island, and these proposals, it is supposed, are connected with the plans
of Ihe C. P. 1?. Company.
The B. C. Agricultural Association
(Victorin)  has decided not to   hold
1111 exhibition this autumn in view d/f
Ihe  Dominion    exhibition    in    New
Westminster,    The executive    com-
j inittee nre bargaining with the R. A.
t & T. Society, of New Westminster, lo
, secure a quid  pro quo ill  the shape
I of advertisements of tlie attractions
i of Victoria and an adequate amount
' of space in the exhibition buildings
.for Yietora  merchants,    lt    is also
; hoped flint the New Westminster so*
; cicty will agree to forego their show
. in 1000.   This, however, seems hard-
' ly probable.   With cheap excursions
1 lo Victorin Ihe cily should profit con:
, sidornlily by the big exhibition.
Miss "Milly" Carr, from a pencil sketch.
A very delightful "calico ball"
>was given at the Mayne Island hotel
last week. Space will not permit
,ine to give a full list of those present, but I may mention that among
many picturesque and original costumes were those worn by Miss
Milly Page, ns "Ivy"; Miss Winnie
Cayzor, as a "Dresden Shepherdess," nnd Miss Dolly Cayzer as "La
Pompadour." These were decidedly
|lie best, while the palm for the
test man's costume certainly would
On Wednesday a very pretty wedding look  place  at  Mnyne  Island,
I where Miss Mary E. Bennett was
married to Mr. S. B. Colston. Both
I bride and bridegroom have lived
.'many years ou the islands and are
j very popular.   Over .150 guests Were
■ present to see tbe ceremony nnd lake
! part   in  thc  dance   that    followed.
i Mr.  Worge  presided  at  the  organ.
I The bride and bridegroom were (he
recipients of ninny presents.
Fo   to.   Mr'
red    Cnvwr    ns
To subscribers The Week costs a
penny a week and The Week is
worth it.
great Continent of the Dollar, business is business.
Studies Abroad.
Miss Can' is a native of Victoria.
She lias studied her nrl under some
of the best masters in America and
England and has returned to Victoria to make use of her talent among
her own people. In England; where
she spent several yenrs. Miss Carr
studied at the Westminster School of
Art and nt one of the famous studios in SI. Ives, Cornwall. I do not
.know what particular honors she
achieved in the Old Country or what
scalps iu the way of diplomas Bile
carries in her bolt. Probably lots
of them; but I forgot to ask about
that. What do diplomas matter?
The work done is the thing.
T found my "subject" in her
.studio on Fort street—formerly occupied by Miss Wild, another Vic-
torinii artist even now undergoing
the trials of student life in England.
Miss Carr had just dismissed some
of her pupils and was occupied in
the hazardous business of boiling
waler in a kettle that leaked over the
stove. I hoped il Was for tea, and
my hope was realized. All the girls
who have roomed and learned Art in
the Cily of Ihe Rig Smoke know how
to make ton under difficulties, The
walls of Miss Carr's studio are lined
orderly. One misses tlie mountains
and the woods. I do iio'l menu to
detract from thc beauty of English
scenery, but. I suppose it is natural
lo prefer the scenes one has always
been accustomed to. But I should
like to import a Cornish cottage."
Miss Carr has quite a number of
pupils lo whom she is imparting
knowledge as fast as the young people will absorb it. The chief difficulty is the usual one iu all branches
of art education; pupils dislike Ihe
necessary grind involved in elementary work nnd are in loo great a
hurry to be able lo "paint something
pretty" to be the subject of complimentary, but not too truthful, comment by their seniors. However, I
suspect Miss Can' of firmness nnd 1
doubt if her pupils get a chance to
bolt into the grievous realm of
"works produced at the agp of sixteen."
A "Weird'  Picture.
I have referred to Miss Carr's affection for "The Woods." It extends to the bird and animal life of
the woods and also to the Indians.
She is quite a naturalist nnd offered
lo subscribe lo "The Week" if Hip
editor would run n "Naturalist's
Corner."    She says thai  most
j    The C. P. IL Company will const met this venr a (il)O-l'oot wharf on
James Bay along the shore line south
of Ihe new    wharf    recently    completed.    The new offices of the com-.
. pany oil   Belleville street    will    be-
' among the  finest   buildings of    the*
| kind   in   Victoria.    They  are to hp.
occupied  on   March  1.
, _ Before the work on the office building is completed it is expected that
' tho superstructure of Ihe C. P. R.
hotel will have been commenced.
The contract is to be let in a few
days. Work on the foundation is
rapidly nenring completion. The
pile drivers have disappeared from
flip Hals and practically all Hint remains to be done is Ihe filling in of
the concrete. Tlibso undertakings
will give employment to n large
number of men in the immediate
fill nre.
Thp cily council contemplates inaugurating big improvements hi the
lighting of Victoria. The estimates
for the current year will provide, it
is said, for the expenditure of $11,-
000 for this purpose. The scheme in
view includes Ihe provision of a new
dynamo costing about $.'1,000, loO arc
lamps costing .fLoOO. and the rear-
rangemonf of circuits.
(Continued on Page 2.)
Death of Rev. J. H. Wood.
On Thursday morning the Rev. H.
,T. Wood, acting rector during the
pasl three years of thp Reformed
Episcopal Church of Victoria, died
til his residence very suddenly from
Ihe bursting of a blood vessel of the
stomach, flis dentil is deeply regretted in the city. -Mr. Wood was
-11 years of age and was born in
Penrith. Cumberland. The funeral
will lake place this afternoon. New Houses For Sale
A number of new homes, Modern In
erery respect. Basy monthly inatal-
B.C. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
§ 10 to 25 Per Cent.
I Reduction
On all Pattern Goods.
(Corner F-irt and Broad Streets.)
Vol. II.   No. 7.
Jacobs' Irish Biscuits
Finest Quality.   Always Sweet.   Beautiful to Look
At.   Delicious to Eat.   Try It.
London and Vancouver Bakery
Phone 361
1 your Chickens with CRA.CKED Corn -the best and cheapest feed on the market
\ THE BRfteKM»N»KER MILLING e©., Limited.
\ ISS Government Street.
I    Feed yo
In the Haunts of
A Picture*
H&-2 01901)
Price 8 Cents.
Session of  the  Legislature  Begins
Quietly—Sale of the E. & N.
Railway—Other News
The weather   in Victoria   during
tbe past week has continued frosty
with fine bright  days.    There    has
been good skating at Colwood   and
Prom the writer's point of view  with her paintings and sketches, de- j other places and this has furnished
artists often are troublesome people,   rightful   village  scenes  of Cornwall j pleasure for a large number of citi-
'interview" with a clever Viotoria artist, Mis.-; Emily Carr, who is imparting to youthful minds some of the kiiuwli'dke luilriiod
in the schools of England],
They have ideas of the silent sort  predominating, and I made a survey
that look very well in black    and  of them while Miss    Carr wrestled
white or in colors, but cannot    be   with the kettle.
translated by the operator of    the.       Glorieg of British Columbia,
linotype machine and thereby repro- J
duced  in  print to the order of the'    "Yes, I liked London," said Miss
interviewer.    Moreover,  artists who   Carr in reply to my question.   "But
can talk when in the mood arc quite   I liked St. Ives better.    It    is the
zens and visitors.
Under Entirely New Management
Hotel Victoria
The Old Established and Popular House.
First-class Restaurant in connection.   Meals at all hours.
The Victoria is steam heated throughout; has the best sample rooms
in the city, and has been refurnished from top to bottom.
sure they have nothing to say of interest to the public when called upon
to talk for publication. Miss Emily
Carr, a young artist well-known to
many Victorians, is no exception to
this rule. Not only is she convinced
that she has little to say that would
be interesting, but she also takes exception to being written about at all.
A terrible situation for an interviewer to meet, truly!
But it is the business of the journalist to know just what is interesting to the public, and, on occasions,
to drag the silent people ruthlessly
out of their haunts and parade them
in the light of day. They may not-
like it, but, as everybody says in (his
prettiest place in Cornwall, inhabited chiefly by villagers and artists;:
You see people sketching everywhere,
and you have the advantage of frank
criticism from all and sundry while
you work, Any artist who comes
along has a look at what you are doing and has something to say about
it; Of course, in London you can
see and hear everything that is worth
seeing and hearing, but it is a tiring
cily to live in."
"You were glad to get home
"Oh, yes. You see this is my own
country. It has a grandeur of its
own for anyone who appreciates the
beautiful.    England is pretty and—
The sessions of the Legislature
have not been very largely attended
by the general public, although there
was a fair number of people present
fo listen to the speeches of the premier and the leader of the Opposition in the debate on the Address-
in-Keply on Tuesday. The business
of the Legislature is being conducted quietly and without any of the
excitement common to the commencement of sessions of the Legislature
in the past. The Government appears to be quite safe from defeat
and there are not likely to be any
very exciting debates until railway
legislation is brought down.
§ What will you have?
Watson's Glenlivet, per bottle	
Black and White	
Bed Wheat Rye Whisky	
Our Celebrated Consello Invalid Port.
.... 1.25
.... 1.00
Carne's Cash Grocery,
PHONE 586 Corner Yates and Broad Sts.
20 Cents for 10 Cents.
+*f\ cent glass  pots of Strawberry  and Rasp-
J{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
Official announcement of .the sale
of the Esquimalt jK 'Nanaimo railway
to the C. P. R. Company was made,
as anticipated, on Wednesday last.
Mention was made by Premier McBride in the Legislature on Tuesday
to proposals to be submitted to tbe
House fur railway construction in the
northern portion of Vancouver island, and these proposals, it is supposed, are connected with the plans
of the C. P. 1?. Company.
The I!. ('. Agricultural Association
(Vietoria) lias decided not to hold
an exhibition this autumn in view «it
Ihe Dominion exhibition in New
Westminster.    The  executive    com-
j tnitlee are bargaining with the R. A.
i & T. Society, of New Westminster, to
. secure n quid pro quo in the shape
of advertisements of the attractions
! of Victoria and an adequate amount
of space in  the exhibition buildings
! for Victorn merchants'. It is also
hoped flint Ihe New Westminster so-
', cioty will agree to forego their show
in 1000. This, however, seems hardly probable. With cheap excursions
to Victoria the city should profit con-
. sitlerithlv by the big exhibition.
I    The ('. P. R. Company will  const i-iict this year a 600-foal wharf on
James Bay along the shore line south
! of the new    wharf    recently    com-
i pleted.   The new offices of the com-.
. pany on   Belleviflp  street    will    be
' among the  finest   buildings  of    the
kind   in   Victoria.    They are to be.
occupied on  March 1,
Miss "Milly" Carr, from a pencil sketch.
Mowat's Grocery, 77 Yates Street
Free Silverware with every sale.
A    very delightful "calico ball"
was given at the Mayne Island hotel
last  week.    Space  will  not  permit
Line to R'ive a full list of those pres-
On Wednesday a very pretty wedding look place at Mayne Island,
where Miss Mary E. Bennett wns
married to Mr. S. B. Colston. Roth
bride and bridegroom have lived
Imiiny years on the islands and are
  1 very popular.   Over .150 guests were
ent. but I may mention that among , present to gce thfi oeremonv nmi ta].e
([many picturesque and original cos-
Ijnmes    were    those worn  by  Miss
|Millv Page, as "Ivy"; Miss Winnie
I'Cayzer   as  a  "Dresden    Shepherd-
and Miss Dolly Cayzer as "La
Pompadour,-"   These were decidedly
the best,  while  thc  palm  for
|iesf man's fjjgj
to    Mr
e certainly would
Cayzer    as
part in the dance that followed
Mr. Worge presided at Ihe organ.
The bride and bridegroom were Ihe
recipients of ninny presents.
To subscribers The Week costs a
penny a week and The Week is
worth it.
great Continent of the Dollar, business is business.
Studies Abroad.
Miss Carr is a native of Victoria.
She has studied her art under some
of the best masters in America and
Engfand and has returned lo Victoria to make use of her talent among
her own people. In England, where
she spent several years, Miss Carr
studied at the Westminster School of
Art and at one of the famous studios iu SI. Ives, Cornwall. I do not
.know what particular honors she
achieved in the Old Country or what
scalps in the way of diplomas she
carries in her belt. Probably lots
of them; but I forgot to ask about)
that. What do diplomas matter?
The work done is the thing.
T found my "subject" in her
-studio on Fort street—formerly occupied by Miss Wild, another Vie-
Lorian artist even now undergoing
Ihe (rials of student life in England.
Miss Carr bad jus! dismissed some
of her pupils and was occupied in
the hazardous busmess of boiling
water in a kettle thai leaked over the
stove. I hoped it Was for tea, and
my hope was realized. All the girls
who have roomed and learned Art in
the City of the Big Smoke know how
to make tea under difficulties. The
walls of Miss Carr's studio are lined
orderly. One misses Ihe mountains
and the woods. 1 do not mean lo
detract from the beauty ol' English
scenery, but I suppose it is natural
lo prefer the scenes one has always
been accustomed to. But I should
like lo import a Cornish cottage."
Miss Carr has quite a number of
pupils to whom she is imparting
knowledge as fast us Ihe young people will absorb it. The chief difficulty is the usual one in all branches
of art education; pupils dislike thc
necessary grind involved iu elementary work and are in loo great a
hurry to be able to "paint something J,'-"
pretty" to be the subject of eonipli- "
mentary, but not too truthful, comment by their seniors. However, I
suspect Miss Carr of firmness and I
doubt if her pupils gel a chance to
bolt into the grievous realm of
"works produced at Ihe age of sixteen."
Before the work on (be office building is completed it is expected that
the superstructure of Ihe C. P. R.
hotel will have been commenced.
The contract is to be let in a few
days. Work on Ihe foundation is
rapidly nearing completion. The
pile drivers have disappeared from
the Hals and practically all that remains to he done is the filling in of
Ihe concrete, These undertakings
will give employment to a large
number of men in the immediate
The city council contemplates in-
anaiiraling big improvements hi the
lighting of Victoria.   The estimates
r the current year will provide, it
is said, for the expenditure of $11,-
000 for this purpose. The scheme in
view includes the provision of a new
dynamo costing about $.'1,000, 150 nre
lamps cost ina $4,500, and the rearrangement of circuits.
A "Weird'   Picture.
I have referred to Miss Carr's affection for "The Woods." It ex-
lends to Ihe bird and animal life of
Hie woods and also lo the Indians.
She is quite a naturalist and offered
to subscribe to "The Week" if Ihe
editor would run a "Naturalist's
She says Ihat  most  peo-
(Continued on Page 2.)
Death of Rev. J. H. Wood.
On Thursday morning the Rev. H.
J. Wood, acting rector during (be
past three years of the Reformed
Episcopal Church of Victoria, died
at his residence very suddenly from
Ihe bursting of a blood vessel of the
stomach, His death is deeply re-
grelled in the eity. Mr. Wood was
41 years of age and was born in
Penrith, Cumberland. The funeral
will lake place this afternoon. ")fi?g> noTgy oj
Yin ,r -1'
I sig ioi e»8ub'H wSK .,
I    8*
'irinnPtige 1.)
pfc. do-not seem to know anything
abouVthe subject and that they
ought to be educated into an interest ,in,it»v)The i«ditory for reasons
probably best known to himself, has
riot yet made up his mind to a "Naturalists '.• KSrJKfieSlY '/.Recently'.. Miss
Carr spent some time at Ucluelet,
sketching forest and Iudian scenery,
One picture was made in an Indian
cemetery where the coffins are hung
in the trees-and where skeletons remain hanging after- the coffins have
succumbed to the wear and tear of
the elements. It. happened that a
ray of sunlight, passing through the
trees, fell; across a "new" coffin,
arid this gives ri curious character to
the picture; Miss Carr said that this
picture had' been called "weird,"
and -added that she felt somewhat
"weird" while painting it, because
of the possibility of panthers taking
her unawares from the rgar. And
when at length'an Indian dog came
along and began crunching up a
bone, Miss Carr gathered her icktas
together and fled. It was one too
niany for her nerves.
Comic Sketches.
Miss Carr is clever in various
branches of her work.- ln her little
studio at home are many examples of
her skill in black and white and
sketches in two or three colors. Some
of these latter are serial aud nicely
bound together. Supplemented by
verses (which she calls "jingles"),
they illustrate very amusingly some
of her experiences in English student
life. The same class of work illustrating: topics of, general interest
would, I am sure, earn her a place
among the art contributors to the
best periodicals. Here also are some
charming Indian and forest paintings, in which the'general effect and
the technique are much superior to
any Work of the kind I have seen m
tliis part of the world. There also
are several plaster casts, one of Miss
Carr taken by Miss Wild, and'another of Miss Wild taken by Miss
Carr. The process hy which these
casts are taken, as described by Miss
Carr, seems to be of a somewhat
alarming and messy character, but
the results are very interesting.
An' Artist's Pets.
■■Miss] Cari-'s naturalist tasks, rnn;
domestically to canaries, squirrels
«nd chipmunks. The chipmunks nre
trophies of the chase; she captured
them with some .difficulty in Cariboo.
They seem to thrive under her care,
heing both fat and frolicsome. The
happiness of the canary birds is in
danger of interruption by reason-of
an owl, with designs which he nightly endeaydrs to put into execution,
and which.designs Miss Carr is put
to some trouble to frustrate.
The illustration of the,subject of
this article is from a rough pencil
sketch made by a fellow student in
England, Mr. Alfred Bentley. The
head is cleverly drawn and the liker
ness undeniable. As I appropriated
the sketch and was allowed to get
away with it only on condition that
I should not "write too much stuff"
about Miss Carr, my conscience begins to ache a little, and I feel that I
should close this article, which, in
spi^e of the artist's opinion, I feel
sure will be of interest to renders of
"The Week."
In country, as in town, the problem
of non-churchgoing attracts most attention during a period of inclement weather. By way of somewhat minimizing
the evil, an Ayershire minister has hit
upon a happy expedient. In the intervals between the forenoon and afternoon services tea is served in the vestry
lo all members whose homes are at a
distance from the place of worship. The
success attending the experiment his
been sufficient to warrant similar ventures in other places. The advantages
of having church officers of the dual
trade or "Erchie" type are apparent.
The combination of waiter and beadle
may be universally required, in our
churches- if the cold snap lasts.
The most delicious sweetmeat now
on the market in Victoria and at the
same time the most wholesome, is
the HOME-MADE BUTTER TOFFEE, manufactured by W. R. Hartley; 74 Yates street.
The larger the nalo round thc moon
the nearer the rain clouds when it is
damp. , Sailors note thc tightening of
cordage on ships ^s a sign of coming
raiti.—the Daijy Mjrror.
Englishman   Has   Invented   a   Machine Which He Thinks is
Sure to Win :at Mooter   ,-.• \
(i. Wall, of London, and the
working of his calculating machine,
by which he intends to beat the bank
at| Monte Carlo, are dwarfing every
other interest on the Riviera, says
the London Express.
•Everybody is talking about the
new wonder, and people are travelling from far and near to see it
A vast crowd surrounded Mr.
Wall as he played last night and
consistently won. All the leading
Casino officials were watching the
play, a thing which never happens
in the case of ordinary systems.
They recognize that at least there is
something quite uncanny about the
way in which the machine works,
and that it is quite unlike any previously tried idea.
It fights the roulette at every turn
and combination, and, so far as can
be seen, gets ahead on the bet,ting.
Mr. Wall is at present only playing with small stakes to test the
/accuracy of the machine. Lately he
experimented for iwo hours with
^he table running.; dead against him
all the time. He won £3 in a battle
which would have ruined ninety-
nine players out of a hundred.
When he rose from the table, an
enthusiastic German offered Mr.
Wall &,000, then ilO,000, and finally fl.5,000 for his invention, but he
said it was not, for sale.
Mr. Wall, who only speaks English, was mobbed by Germans,
French, Dutch, Russians, Italians,
Spaniards and Poles, all asking
questions in their own language, beseeching him to let them examine
the machine. He only smiled, and
put it away in a specially constructed inner pocket..
Though Mr. Wall says the system
is perfect, the mechanism of his calculator occasionally docs not work
smoothly. A tiny spring jammed re_
cently, and caused him to lose his
proper sequence of play. He is having a second machine, in which these
faults have been corrected, made by
his brother in London.
There are probably few men in the
world who have made a deeper study
of roulette and trent-et-quarante,
both from their human point of
view nnd on the basis of pure
mathematics, than Sir Hiram Maxim.
An Express representative asked Sir
Hirsm for his views on the prospects of the machine.
"There is no machine or system,
nnd there never has been, and never
will be any machine or system, that
can be relied upon to beat the bank,"
said Sir Hiram.
"You say that the bank at Monte
Carlo has been broken by systems.
It has not. It hns been broken by
chances alone, chance for once happening to be on the side of the system.
"There are many systems," added Sir Hiram meditatively.
"When I was last at Monte Carlo
thc most' popular book in the town
was an explanation of one hundred
infallible systems for beating the
bank. I should think one would be
enough for the average man. Yet
that book sold furiously.
"There are plenty of machines
and mechanical devices also. Here
is one ":'
Sir Hiram drew from his pocket
something that looked like a watch.
The edge of the dial was divided alternately into red and black spaces.
'By pressing a knob a hand was released, which flew round the dial
and stopped nt certain spaces.
"I have a roulette table," said
Sir Hiram, "on which most systems1
have been worked out. I will undertake, either with this watch or
without it, to win- consistently on
that table as long as you care to
Sir Hiram put his assertion to
the test, and won consistently for
half an honr, triumphing over several adverse runs. ■••■
'■'Nevertheless," he continued, "I
have been betting against chance.
The only good  and  certain system
at Monte Carlous/t^ he the bankH#f'
The bank, is/certiiip to win,  wlu>
ever else may winjfor lose.   All
other systems arevbad.
"In a Monte Cojlp '^uida, •1<&l|\WjBffQI|ANAN,S
there are a few interesting particulars about the tables. The relation
between players and the hank,.is
claimed to be' as GO 'is' t6'61',arid -(fie
winning's of the latter £1,000,000 a
year. This would mean that players take £61,000,000 to the Casino,
stake it, win back £60,000,000,' and
leave £1,000,000 with the bank.
"Upon studying the question, I
found that the total amount taken
to the tables is about £1,000,000, of
which the bank, instead of winning as stated by- the guide book,
iy2 per cent., actually wins more
than 90 per cent. Therefore the
advantage in favor of the bank, instead of being 61 to 60 are approximately 10 to 1."    !''
Seamen'8 Institute:
The Seamen's Institute has been
removed from Store street to No. 12
Langley street (corner of Broughton)
opposite tlie old customs house,
where in future its friends are requested to forward all contributions.
So soon as tbe necessary fixtures and
arrangements are completed due notice of its reopening for public use
will be given.
Scribes in the Legislature:
The press gallery in the Legislative
hall is well patronized this session.
Mr. Weeks, representing the Colonist
this year, is chairman thereof, having been duly elected by the other
scribes. Mr. O. H. Nelson is there
for the Times. Mr. F. J. Deane, editor of the Daily News of Nelson, is
taking notes for his paper; Mr. Odium represents the Vancouver World,
Mr. Morton is tliere for the News-
Advertiser, and Mr. Watts for The
Week. Mr. Geo. Sheldon Williams is
an occasional and welcome visitor, as
also are Mr. Gosnell, editor of the
Colonist; Mr. Dunn, editor of the
Times, and Dr. Reynolds, of the
Ladysmith Ledger.
Accident on Pender Island:
A sad accident occurred last Saturday on Pender Island, the victim
of which was Mrs. Copeland, a well
known resident. An immense tree
standing near the barn in which she
wns working fell unexpectedly and
crashed through the roof of the
building. Mis. Copeland was struck
by a rafter on the back-receicing injuries which may prove fatal. At
the time of the accident Mr. Copeland was away from home, and it
appears that Mrs. Copeland set Are
to the trunk of the tree in order to
clear the property. The blaze made
very rapid progress, as Mrs. Copeland did not expect the tree to fall
without warning. She is receiving
treatment nt the Jubilee hospital.
Dr. Telford's Case:
Mr. A. E. McPhillips, K. C, counsel for the College of Physicians and
Surgeons of British Columbia, has
served notice of appeal on Messrs.
Martin, Weart and McQuarrie, solicitors for Dr. Telford of the Vancouver Sanitorinm, from the decision of
Mr. Justice. Morrison directing the
re-instatement of Dr. Telford's name
on the roll of the profession. Th«A
appeal, which will be heard by bhe
Full Court on or after April 4, recites that "the medical council having found that Dr. Telford was gaiilty
of infamous and unprofessional conduct, the learned trial judge, erred in
setting aside their finding, in thnt
there was evidence upon which the
council could so find,"
Baron Dowes, the Irish judge, only
once had a case in which the accused
man understood only Irish. An interpreter was accordingly sworn. The
prisoner said something to the interpreter. , "What docs he say?" demanded
his Lordship. "Nothing, my ' Lord,"
was the reply. "How dare you say that
when wc all heard him? Come, sir,
what was it?" "My Lord," said the
interpreter, beginning to tremble, "it
had nothing to do with the case." "If
you don't answer, I'll commit you, sir I"
roared the baron. "Now, what did he
say?" "Well, my Lord, you'll excuse
me, but he said 'Who's that old woman
with the red bed-curtain round her sitting up there?" At which the Court
roared. "And what did you1 say?"
asked Ihe baron, looking a little'uncomfortable. "I said 'Whist, ye spalpeen ! That's the ould boy that's goin'
to hang ye!"
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The CMt of
' Two Interesting Communications
s,,'.JFepm  the   Victoria    Property
Owners' Association to Hon. F
!;-■ J. Fulton.   ,:-
The foUpwing, commiynicatipn frc
he -Viefdria" Property Owiiers' i
the VicfoVia1 "Property Owners' Association to the Hon. P. J. Fulton,;
\ Minister of Education, will prove of
- interest to many    readers    of The
, -Week, who have followed recent dis-
: cussion in this and other newspapers
. on the subject of public education:—
j The Honorable F. J. Fulton, M. P.
!   P., Minister of Education, Vic-
-;      toria, B. C.
Sir: I beg to state for your in-
formation that at the general annual
1 meeting of the .Property Owners' As-
[j sociation, held at the City Hall on
' the 13th December, 1904, the follow-
, ing resolutions were passed:
i 1. Whereas in the opinion of this
I Association the present ' burden of
. taxation for educational purposes
I presses unjustly upon the- taxpayer
f and should be more equally divided
'between those who receive education
[ and those who pay foi' it;
i 2. Be it therefore resolved, that
| free accommodation and tuition in
J the public schools be limited to pu-
i pils under the full age of 16, amd
f that a fee not exceeding one-half the
[average cost of tuition, payable in
f advance, be charged to all pupils
i over the age of 16 and under the
J age of 20 attending the high schools,
r and after that age the full average
| cost, payable in advance;
! 3. Thntsteps be taken to urge
upon the Government the advisability of amending the School Act by
| enacting that trustees shall have the
| same property qualification as alder-
1 men, and that the trustees be re-
| quired to levy rates for school pur-
| poses to be collected by the eorpor-
jt ntiqn in the usual course;
4. Whereas in the opinion of this
Association, the interests of all municipalities would be better secured
jby the subditing of accounts by a
public auditor, as provided in Section
9&of the Municipal Clauses Act
?. Be it therefore resolved that
sections 95 to 99 of the aforesaid
act be repealed, and that the power
conferred by the act on the Lieuten.
iint-overnor-in-Council be put in
H'nr'ee forthwith;
6. That the board of management
fed requested to take such steps as
;nay be necessary to endeavor to secure the aforesaid amendments.
This Association, by naming 16
years as the limit, is adhering to the
age fixed by Section 86 of the Schools
Act. and is simply asking that the
provisions of the existing act be enforced, and that the abuse of accepting pupils up to t|he age of 21 olid
1,22, and giving them free accommodation and tuition at the public expense, be absolutely abolished. The
inumber attending school over the
statuary age last year was 108, and
over 400 over the age of 14.
The Association, in taking this
.step, is not actuated solely witji the
idea of securing equitable adjustment of the burden of taxation between those who pay and those who
receive, hut also with the idea that
such a course would be in the best
interests of the pupils themselves.
There is a well defined period in
the life qf the young when they
should assume, or be led to assume, a
gradually increasing personal responsibility, culminating in the absolute
legal responsibility assumed at the
age of 21. By the age of 14 or 15 a
boy begins to ca3t off leading strings;
he has had eight or nine years of
free tuition, and is awakening to an
interest in bis future life. He ber
gins to feel his potentialities and an
incentive to strive for his real advancement in life, and to seek the
means of living more or less independently of his parents.
The Stnte wisely assumes the parental duties of his education up to
the age of adolescence, but after that
time, in the interests of the boy himself, he should be encouraged to assume his share of endeavorment towards his self development. It entourages self-reliance and a better
nderstanding of the gravity of life,
stablishes a vigor of mind nnd an
imbition to excel. It would tend, to
he raising of the moral tone and
trennousness of the nation.
At an influential meeting held re-
mtly in London 12 was considered
mv many ns the limit, but flnnllv 14
as agreed to in the place of 15, as
before. The tendency of the more
thoughtful'16f 'the people ^the-great
centres ^'f "Commerce;! as NeW York,
Philadelphia,1' Boston;/'etc:," W' to1' "re-1
'dtice the''extent'of "frets ''education,
and this limitation of age seems to
be the best'hie¥ns "W)1 this end. The
United' .States' pride Itheinselves iiipon
their - educational facilities, and us a
result they.may also, pride themselves
upon.a fourfold ratio.in the.increase
of the criminal, population within tlie
last 20 years. They, .may pride themselves upon the; superior I education
and acumeii of . their i criminals
which make them to much the more1
dangerous the'.world* xiveSJ; the enormous increase of the "tramp"1 nnd
the "hobo" class—men who live by
their wits alone and will not do any
manual labor. The facilities offered
by the I public ischools are also inducing an indifference amongst parents
as to the present and future welfare
of their children; they accept the.
school in "loco parentis,?.' and the
.children thus relieved. f rpm; I parental
care and discipline are growing up
uncnred for. They will avoid all
manual labor, and strive;to fill clerkships and ovprcrowded professions
until, finding no congenial occupations, they become a prey upon each
other, or drift to other countries.
"We are producing," says the editor of The Week, "a commodity for
which tliere is no demand, the market is overstocked. The education is
of a kind that creates nothing and
produces nothing." Take as an example: For the vacant position of
City Librarian at $60 per month,
there were over 40 applications from
men ranging from clergy (rectors) of
the Church of England, and others
with various academic honors, to men
working in the sewers. The City of
Victoria is teeming with unemployed men seeking clerkships, who have
passed through the schools and arrived at ages when they have ceased
to be amenable to office discipline,
too old, in fact, to start at the bojV,
torn of the ladder and work their
w-- up and.thus qualify themselves
for the work of life and commerce.
A boy of 14 will strive to learn and
qualify, but a youth of 18 is neither
so amenable nor so ready to be
taught, or make himself useful to his
We are not considering the system
of education, the curriculum, the
modes of education "per se," hut
simply from the standpoint of a government policy and the more equitable distribution of a public burden.
The Association considers the more
efficient auditing of municipal accounts as of vital importance in the
matter. Sec. 38 of the Schools Act
says (at the end): "It shall not be
lawful for the Board of School Trustees to incur any liability beyond the
amount shown by such account to be
at their disposal;" and yet the High
School of Victoria incurred $8,000
extras on a $30,000 contract that were
manifestly the result of want of
proper business foresight. Any public auditor would have surcharged
this amount to the Board of Trustees. Greater public confidence
would be felt if the affairs of aH
municipalities were under the constant oversight of an auditor appointed by the Lieiitenaiit-Governor-
in-Council; this is fully provided for
in the Municipal Clauses Act of 1896,
Chap. 144, Section 94, hut its usefulness is rendered nugatory by the following sections 95 to 9 8. In 1892 a
Royal Commission was appointed to
enquire into certain similar abuses
then existing in the City of Victoria,
and Justices Beghie and Drake iaid
down the rule that "an auditor ought
to be an officer independent of the
Council, one who shonld refuse to
sanction any payment not authorized
by law." Such a course would commend itself to every ratepayer in the
I have the honor to he, yours most
Secy. V. P. O. A.
Suggested New Section 41a: No
pupil attending any high, graded, or
common school except in rural districts, shall be entitled to accommodation and tuition free of charge
over and above the aforesaid age.of
16 years, but shall pay such tuition
fees, not exceeding the gross overage cost of such education, as the
Board may decide.
Victoria, February 9, 1905.
Re Lists of Voters.
The  Hon. F. J. Fulton,  M. P. P.,
Minister of Education, Victoria,
B. C.
Sir:   In my letter of the flth inst.,
I called attention to the fact that the
facilities offered by the public schools
induced indifference amopgst parents
"af to' the w'eifare'Jof' theit "dhifdrert.
' ''The' trustees chared' with the' ady
''idihisti'atibir of large'' public' funds
andi'the cfohduct 'of affafys of great
importance' to the State' 'arfe' practically elected by universal1 suffrage;'
that is, almost any person, who1
chooses'of vjip,.hfts..any object to
servefcmay-' puree their *riatoe~bn the
list of voters under Section 6 of the
Municipal Elections -Act: A very
large number of these': persons thus
entitled to vote for school'trustees'
pay neither rates nor taxes, for any
woman over twenty-one may register
as' a householder without paying
taxes.- The consequence is that the
school trustees ai'e elected by voters,
a large proportion of whom have no
stake in the country whatever and
who practically out vote those whose
capital and property are held responsible for expenditures thus taken out
of their control. This'' is surely a
manifest injustice. I
■ It is this'class of people also who
regard the public schools as a public
convenience, a relief from the cares
and responsibilities incumbent on
parental life. They subscribe as little as possible towards the maintenance of these institutions and seek to
force that, maintenance on those
whose interests are bound up in their
already overburdened property. The
voters', lists are so framed that the
irresponsible majority can coerce
those who cannot escape the piled up
I For these two clearly defined evils,
I would suggest the addition of a
sub-section to section 22 of the
School Act.
22. (a): No person shall, however, be entitled to have his or her
name entered on the lits of those
qualified to vote for school trustees
who has not, already paid the school
tax for the year during which the
lists are'being made, out.      ,... '
(b): That any person who is unable to read and write the English
language shall not be entitled to vote
at any poll open for the registration
of votes.
This would at any rate ensure a
certain amount of contribution from
those who desire to vote on so important a question as the election of
trustees charged with the expenditure of vast sums of money on the
education of the children.
: I have the honor to be, sir, your
most obedient servant,
Secy. V. P. O. A.
Victoria, February 13, 1905.
In the Island Association Football League series two games will be
played this afternoon. The Victoria
Unifed team will meet the Bonaventure eleven on the Canteen
ground at Esquimalt, and the Victoria West and Ugeria   teams   will
play at Oak Bay,
• •   •
The l\>rtitaid Rowing Club have
engaged Dan Murphy, of New Loudon, ex-iafflialeur champion sculler of
America, to conch their oarsmen.
Portland hopes to make a good
showing at the Northern Pacific A.
A. O. regatta to be heldi in Victoria
this vear.
• •   •
' The Vancouver senior hockey
team is to play u league match with
the Royal Engineers at the barracks
on Monday. This match is postponed from the 13th inst. An excellent game is expected.
... * . •. ■ *
Those who think that. Battling
Nelson .should defeat Britt next
time they meet will take great in-
test in the fight between Nelson and
Yoring Corbett, which takes place in
San Francisco next Friday.
• •  •
The first meeting of the newly
elected committee of management of
the J.B.A.A. was held at the club
house on Tuesday evening, when the
following sub-committees were appointed for the ensuing year: Boat-
ins? committee—D. O'Sullivan (captain . W. W. Wilson, D. Leeming, T.
A. Ker, W. T. Andrews. House
committee—F. W. Thomas, J. A.
McTavish. J. Sutherland, H. E.
Hobbis, E. Browne., Tennis committee, J. Leeming, D. Leeming, E.
W. Carr-Hilton, F. A. Macrae, with
power to add. Basketball—H. E.
Hobbis, B. C. Pettingell, jr., Stanley
Porter. Handball—D. Leemintr, J.
Sutherland, W. T. Andrews., Whist.
—J. H. McTavish, Chas. Wark, J.
Scott, Finnnce-D. O'Sullivan, D.
Leeming. J. A^ McTavish.    Outdoor
'lo 'jobfli
I,!    "Th
3n t
I,   t;
The ordinary Century Plant is
supposed to bloom but once in
a hundred years, not so with the
Twentieth Century Plant of the
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.
sporfs-H. E. Hobbis, Thos. Watson,]
S. Jost. 1
• * "•
Victoria senior ladies' hockey
team will journey to Vancouver this
week and play a return match with
the Terminal City ladies next Saturday. Some of the Indies will leave
here early enough in the week to
take in the ball of the Vancouver
ladies' club. The second Victoria
ladies' team is scheduled to play the
Nanaimo. ladies at Nanaimo on Saturday next.
• •    a
Robert S. Sievier, an English
"sportsman," who recently was
mixed up in n suit from which he
did not exactly emerge with "flying
colors," has started a sporting
weekly, "The Winning Post," pifb-
lished in London. Early copies are
to hand. The paper is somewhat on
the lines of "The Pink Un," only
more so.
• •   •
The league hockey match between
the Royal Engineers and Victoria,
which was to have taken place today has been postponed indefinitely
owing to some difficulty experienced
by the Engineers in getting a team
together for to-day. The game is
likely to be played about the middle of March.
• •   •
An agreement has been reached
between the B. C. Electric Railway
Oomjiany and representatives of
local athletic associations to make
the Onk Bay grounds the centre of
recreation in the city. The company undertakes to improve thc cur
service to Oak Bay so as to be in
a position to handle the crowds attending games and in return the associations undertake to play all the
"big" events at Oak Bay and to
set aside n small percentage of the
.gate receipts to be applied to requisite repairs on the grounds.
• *   * 1
Senior,    intermediate    and    High
school   hockey   players will have a
practice game at Oak Bay commencing at 3 p.m.    This    afternoon    in I
preparation for the match with Dun-'
cans next Saturday, all players are
requested to turn out.   The team to
play Duncans will be selected from '
the    following:     J.    Cambie,    Sid
Winsby (captain), Roy Mnchiu, jr.,'
Cliff    Rogers,    Jack    Gibson,    Gus
Carne,   R.   Innes, C. Jenkinson, F; |
Nason,   H.    Brown,    J.    Hart, F.
Woods, Leslie  Bell,    Reggie    Hayward.   Mr. Henry G. Dalby has consented to referee the game at the re-
quest of the Duncans team. '
The Grand Duke Sergius of Russia
wns assassinated while driving in
Moscow yesterday. A bomb was
thrown into his carriage.
A piece of seaweed hung up will become damp previous to rain.
Second Payment on the Purchase Price
of thc Ellis Ranch.
Another step has been taken towards
the consummation of the Ellis ranch
deal, the Shatford Brothers, in the
name of the Southern Okanagan Land
Company, Ltd., having made a second
payment of fifty thousand dollar to
Thomas Ellis, the owner of the splendid property, which extends . to the
south about sixty miles and embraces
thousands of acres of the most promising fruit land in British Columbia.
A most encouraging point in connection with the financing of this great
development project, is the fact that
a number of the capitalists who have
gone into tbe scheme, arc men of standing in the commercial and industrial
world, who are not likely to confine
their okanagan enterprise to the holding of a few shares in the original company. Indeed, it is not unlikely that
they will readily appreciate the opportunities offered for investment in the
new field, and be far from backward
in furnishing the capital necessary to
start flourishing industries. It is not
unlikely that, within the next four
years, there will be large vegetable and
fruit canning establishments at suitable points in the Okanagan valley,,
which will have a very important .effect
in increasing thc general prosperity ot
thc country. The fact that the water-
power furnished by Okanagan Falls is
practically limitless, will also tend to
facilitate the building up of important
It is certain that the cutting up and
sale of the Ellis Ranch will have a very
beneficial effect upon the Similkameen,
But the advantages will be more than
local, and there is no donbt that the
success of this great scheme, backed
as it is very largely by eastern capital,
will go a long way towards restoring
thc confidence of eastern financiers in
British   Columbia  enterprises.
The Messrs. Shatford will personally
take charge of the management of the
estate. It may be said in this connection that confidence in thc ability and
conservative business methods of these
gentlemen has been no small factor in
securing the financial support they have
Thc Penticton end of the estate will
be immediately surveyed into ten acre
blocks and put on thc market. Two
townsites will be laid out. one at Nine-
Mile iJoint and one at Penticton,
! It is reported that Sir Richard
Cartwright may he the next occupant
of Government, House. Sir Richard
would be most welcome to Victoria. He is rich and fond of
yachting. Two excellent qualifications. 'i HE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEB. 18,1906
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finance's of the province. It is perhaps natural that the leader of the
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tlie Government. It is unfortunate
for any government to have to increase taxation, but it is useless to
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The session of the Legislature has
opened quie'.ly and little time so far
lias been wasted in discussion of a
purely partizan character. This is
well, because there are signs of better times coming, and it would be
unfortunate if these prospects, were
destroyed by another era of political
warfare. For the time being, at all
events, the first duty of the people's
representatives, no matter what their
political color, is to assist the Government to transact business in the
interests of tlie province.
a wise policy of expenditure on roads
and trails where railways are out of
of the question, to enable the pioneer
miners to develop their properties
without the crushing burden of enormous transportation charges now hi
Tbe policy of the provincial government as outlined in the Premier's
speech in the House on Tuesday, will
meet with: general approval. The
country is in sore need of railway
construction, but the old method of
aiding railway companies with enormous grants of land and money is
not possible now, and however great
may be the need of an extension of
transportation facilities, the people
will not consent to pay a big price
for them and receive no concession
in return, Mr. McBride expects to
be in a position, during the next few
days, to present some practical proposals for railway construction to,
the Legislature, and it is safe to
predict that these proposals, will not
be of the one-sided character peculiar
to the bargains made with railway
promoters in the past by British Columbia governments.
Mr. McBride takes a strong position on the subject of the claim of
the province for Better Terms from
the federal government. He said that
if British Columbia .is to remain in
the Federation it must receive fair
treatment.   The question is a most
. serious one for the people  of  this
province.    The  cost  of  administration is very great in proportion    to
- population,  and   with    the  development of new settlements in the north
by   tbe   construction of the   Grand
Trunk Pacific railway the burden will
become almost unbearable.   If British Columbia was still a colony with
the control of its own affairs    and
drawing the whole revenue  derived
from the customs and other sources
that now contribute fo Mr. Fielding's
surplus at  Ottawa, the cost  of administration  would  not  trouble  the
'government    of   British    Columbia.;
There   is   a   number   of thoughtful
people—and  the  number  is increasing—who see the easiest  way to the
financial salvation of British Columbia in secession from thc Dominion.
British Columbia did not  get much
by confederation and British Coltim-
.bians are weary of contributing on
the generous lines laid down in Ottawa  towards  vole-catching    public
works  in  the  populous  districts  of
Eastern Canada.   A strong resolution
on the subject of better terms will be
SnioVed by the Premier in the Legislature oil Monday, and it  is to   be
hoped that the claim, supported alike
by Conservatives and Liberals,  will
be ignored no longer by the Ottawa
cabinet-.    The  case for better  terms
is very ably set ont  in a brochure
presented to thc Legislature and   it
has been very clearly demonstrated
from  time  to time in  the editorial
columns of the Colonist, so that there
is no need to re-state the claim   its.
this paper,   What  is required now
is  united  action by  the people    of
the province to secure long-delayed
We print elsewhere in this issue
the contents of two communications
from the Victoria Property Owners'
Association to the Minister of Education. These communications con-
lain a number of resolutions passed
al a recent meeting of the association and also some of the arguments
on which those resolutions are based..
ora The steel industry is one of
the most important known for the
investment of capital and the employment of labor.—Kootenay Mail.
It is doubtful if the "advance notices" of dramatic shows printed in
the daily papers can be of much service in inducing patronage to the
theatres. Unless the public has a
very, very short memory, it must become exceedingly tired of the inevitable contrast between the advance
notices of the majority of touring-
shows and the notices that follo\V
the performances. Of course, some
people understand that the "advance" copy is printed because it is
paid for either directly or indirectly,
but, to quote Mr. Williams, M. P. P.,
for Newcastle, "we have no glood
opinion of the morality of the business." The Colonist is an old offender in this way, and of late has
become more and more recklessly
misleading. Theatre-goers who have
faith in ■what the newspapers say"
and who read the dramatic stuff in
the Colonist are daily filled with suggestions of good tilings in store on
some forthcoming performance. With
joyful anticipation they part with
their hard-earned dollars to receive
iu return, in many instances, the
Worst sort of disappointment. If
they feel wrath with the newspapers
for the deception practiced upon
them, their indignation does not decrease when they find, on the, day
following the performance, in the
very paper that has been "boosting"
the show, a cool and decisive denunciation of it!
The McBride Government has redeemed its pledge to the people, in
regard to the financial affairs of the
country, and, for the first time inj
many years, the Minister of Finance
can report that ends have met, and
with a little to spare on the right
side.—Kamloops Standard.
The Old Plea.
We believe that the present smelter day of twelve hours is too long,
and the men have a reasonable claiml
for consideration in asking for some!
reduction. . ... We do not
believe in the statutory limitation
hours in any circumstances, for the'
reason that the nature of every occupation is different to that of everj|
other occupation.—Victoria Colonist
Railroad Activity.
Canada is on the eve of railway
expenditure and development unprecedented in the history of the Dominion and unparalleled just now in
any other country. The C. P. R. has
appropriated four million dollars for
improvements west of Lake Superior.
The Canadian Northern is likewise
displaying great activity and is undoubtedly destined to become a trans',
continental line. From Lake Supe-'
rior tlie tracks already extend over
a thousand miles beyond Battleford,
and Edmonton will be reached early
this spring. Again, the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway company has
scores of engineering parties in the
field locating its main line from "Winnipeg1 to the Pacific, constructing a
branch to connect its main line witli
Lake Superior and projecting branch
lines in the territories. Canadians
may well entertain with pride the
enormous development that is now
in progress and which is attracting
the attention of the civilized world.
—Boundary Creek Times.
Road to Flathead Valley.
The  strongest  argument in  favoa
of the Fernie route is that it startJ
from a commercial centre.   Fernie is]
the metropolis of the Crow's   Nestl
Pass and its importance commercialT
ly   and   politically is such that tkl
interests of the  Flathead  can best!
be served by connecting it with Fer4
nie.    This is the natural outfitting)
point, it is a railway centre and it is!
a city in every way capable of hand-f
ling   the  Flathead  trade.    Were
road built in from Crow's Nest thcl
next, thing to do would be to buill
a town there to meet the commercial!
demands.    This would also be truef
of the several other routes proposed.]
—Fernie Free Press.
Even Whiskey Froze,
The thermometer registered 32 deJ
grees below zero at Otter Flat Wed-^j
nesday night. The same evening
bottle of old rye froze stiff at Gran-)
ite creek. Snappy weather all along
the line.—Similkameen Star.
We  congratulate  the Agricultural
In a general   way we  approve the | Association on its decision not    to
policy of the association which is to
secure a more equal division of the
burden of the cost of education as
between (hose who pay for education
and those who receive it, by fixing a
limit to the age of pupils receiving,
free education. The subject is of
great importance and deserves the
careful attention of public-spirited
citizens. In this number we have
not space lo enter thoroughly into
the issues raised by these communications bill in the meantime we commend them to the consideration of
our readers.
The Shuswap and Okanagan.
A new engine has been bringing
the "Molasses Limited" in on time,
or nearly on time, since Monday.
And each incoming train has consisted of sixteen cars. This is the
line that doesn't pay the C. P. R.—
Enderby Edenograph.
ll is Ihe fashion among Rossland
mining men to abuse the provincial
mining laws, the provincial government and the two per cent tax, and
Mr. J. A. Macdonald did all three
when speaking on the mining in-'
dnstry in the debate on the Ad-
The trouble with the Rossland men
is that the Le Hoi mine does not
pay. Fortunately, the days when
Rossland was the whole thing in
British Columbia mining are long
since past. Judging from the pessimistic tone of the remarks of the
Leader of tint Opposition, we think
he reflects Rossland opinion only.
The fact is that the mining industry as a whole is not in a bad way
hy any means, it is in Ihe healthiest
condition il lias enjoyed for many
years. Even Ihe Great White Ele-
plianl of British Columbia mining is
not dead, a scheme of vast combination of Rossland properties and the
provision of working capital therefor, having been approved by the
long suffering shareholders in the Le
Roi Mining Company. The old plea
of the "infancy of the mining industry" and its ".need of fostering
care" made its reappearance iu Mr.
Macdonald's speech. If Rossland
was in its dotage, probably it would
still babble of infancy, and weep
tears because an industry which produced last year fifteen million dollars' worth of mineral contributed ,i paltry $05,000 to the provincial treasury by the two per cent
lax. Tf is true lliai there are many
set lions of the province where the
mining industry requires assistance,
hut Rossland • cannot be numbered
among them. A vast amount of capital has been poured into that camp,
il is equipped with adequate means
of transportation, and it has sufficient smelting facilities. II, is the
outlying mining districts without
railroads, often without even wagon
hold an exhibition in Victoria this
year in view of the Dominion exhibition in New Westminster. It was
the only wise course. It is more
than doubtful if a local show, practically run in opposition to the New
Westminster exhibition, would have
done much business, while Victoria
will benefit in any event by the Dominion exhibition as many of the
visitors to the Royal City are sure
to make the trip to the Capital. It
is to be hoped that New Westminster people will appreciate the friendly feeling towards them shown in
the prompt decision of the board of
management to abandon the local
show, aud that they will be willing
to do something in return. It has
been suggested that New Westminster may be willing to forego the
R. A. & I. show next year. This is
possible, though, in our opinion, it
should not be expected. New Westminster is a small town and the annual show is a very important part
of its commercial life. Besides, Ave
do not believe that the annual exhibitions in New Westminster and Victoria should clash in any way. If
more friendly relations were established—and the action of our association this year should assist, iu this
good cause—there is no reason why
the two shows should not be run on
lilies of mutual sympathy and assistance. It is quite time that the old
jealousy between the two associations—the outcome of parochialism
—should be swept away.
Lacking in Faith.
If we are to take the statements
of the government and its servile organs as "straight facts" everything
is lovely, every prospect pleases and
only the opposition is vile. But
that remains to be proved, despite
the gladsome phrases of ministerial
speakers and writers.—Vancouver
A B. C. Press Association.
Mr. Fred Simpson, of the Cranbrook Herald, has been elected vice-
president of the Alberta Press Association, at a meeting recently held at
Calgary. There is no reason in the
world why the newspaper men of
British Columbia could not have a
similar organization, and it is to be
hoped that they will soon see it to
their interest to make another effort
to that end, the benefits from which
cannot fail to be mutual.—Phoenix
What He Missed.
John Houston has got even witM
the Lieutenant-Governor, by    refus-j
ing to dine with him the other day
John missed  the  squarest  meal  of
his life.—Sandon Standard.
(Written  for Readers of Thc Week.)|
We Hope So.
The railway men are gathering at
Victoria. There must be something-
doing.—Vancouver World.
.^^^^^^^^ roads and trails, that require "fos
Closely related  lo the claim    fovjtering care."    This docs not  imply
Better Terms is the subject nf   the j any reduction in taxation, but rather
Prosperous Moyie.
A man who purchased two lots in
Moyie a few years ago for $300 last
week refused $800 for them, and
raised the selling price to 'the atrent
to $1,100. The man has faith in
Moyie and tliere is little doubt but
he will get the price which lie asks.
—Moyie Leader.
The Title Is Not Serious.
That bright little weekly al Victoria called the Week, runs what it
styles a "Wild Cat" column, consisting of bits of mining news of the
province. The editor of the Week
must have "been there," and yet he
gets in news aboul Ihe Grarlby,
Crow's Nest Coal, the St. Eugene
and other mines thai might have
been "wild cats" once, but certainly are not in that class today.—
Phoenix Pioneer.
If you have no money to lose don'
play bridge with anything on the gamel
It is often easier to score with
trumps" than  with  "hearts"  trumps.
If a man has a lady for partner h
should remember that she does not
taking a risk if "diamonds" or "heart!
are thc game.
When that blank feeling comes ovt
you and you forget all the cards th;
have been played, lead tbe smallest ca
in your longest suit.   That will avoi
disappointment.    You are sure to lost
the trick. ^^^~~
If a man's lady partner passes tin
make to him, he should nearly alwayt
make "spades" because it is an infal
liblc sign that she has nothing in he
hand—not even enough to lose fou
tricks on.—Arnold Watson.
By Jove!
Victoria is rapidly developing
into a literary centre. For years it
has been the home of C. H Gibbons,
the talented writer and author.—
Nelson Economist.
Indefinite But True.
Some action should be taken to
have the steel industry established
in British Columbia. In East Koot-
eiiay, Vancouver Island, and the Pacific Coast are large deposits of iron  Ledge
Things He's Heard of.
Well, let us exchange confidences
with Aid. Fell, lt lias been stated
on the streets and iu other places
that certain aldermen arc in the service of the street railway company.
But we did not believe that and we
did not publish it. Aid. Fell also
says he has heard of newspapers being bought, thereby throwing out the
generous insinuation that what has
been done in other places might not
be impossible in Victoria. Aye; and
we have heard of aldermen, and assemblymen, and members of Parliament, and members of Congress, and
statesmen being purchased.—Victoria
Times.   . .   •   .
Mr. Lowery's Creed.
The Ledge stands for municipal
and government ownership. It believes that the people should own all
railroads, express, telephones and
telegraph lines, mines, banks and insurance. It believes that everybody
should work for a living while they
are able, mid that all aged and helpless people should be kept in plenty
and comfort by the nation.—Fernie
The highest point reached by anjl
railway is 10,640 feet—on the An-J
Russia, with a population of 127,'
000,000, has only 18,334 physicians-
In the United States, with a popuJ
latjon of about 75,000;000, there ar{
120,000 physicians.   -
Rice boiled soft is the easiest oil
all foods to digest. Next to it comes)
ripe sweet apples. Boiled sagoj
takes about an hour ..and thre
quarters to digest, and tapioca, bar-l
ley, milk and. stale .bread, very little-
Eight churches have stood on the;
site of St. Paul's Cathedral. The
first one was built A.D.' 223.
lt used to be said that tlie ocean
was as deep at its deepest as the!
highest mountains are high.   It has|
now been proved to be half as deep
again—46,230 feet.
Our senses fall asleep in a defiJ
nite order. First the sense of sight!
goes, then taste, then smell, hearings
and touch, in that order. Touch in
said lo be the first to be aroused.
The turquoise is one of.the mosl]
treacherous of precious stones!
often losing its color or developing
white spots, at first; microscopicl
but soon enveloping the whole stonel
A Dundee firm which recently
parted with a lot of whalebone
the trifling price of £2,000 per tonl
is said to be regretting. the precil
pitancy with which it acted. Thq
current quotation marks the bond
£300 a ton over this figure.
If   you   have   beauty,
We   can   take   it;
If  you   have   none,
We   can   make   it.
Savannah, Photo Studio, Fort S| the week, Saturday, feb. is, iqob
Diary of the Legislature.
Address-in-Reply  Adopted  After  Short   Debate and  Without a
Division—Premier McBride Foreshadows Important
Railway Development.
Thursday, February 9. I ment in British Columbia.   If that
Session opened by Lieut.-Governor | was true> we should have   to   wait
with usual ceremonies.    These  con-:| many, many years for the first in
eluded, Hon. F. J. Fulton, re-elected
in Kamloops on acceptance of office,
and Mr. A. McDonald, re-elected in
Lillooet, were presented to the speaker,   Lengthy but interesting'memor-
• andum on the subject of Better
Ternis presented to House by the
Premier, and the public accounts
were presented by the Minister of
Finance. After other formal business, the House adjourned.
Friday, February 10.
The Minister of Finance introduced
a resolution praying the Lieutenant-
Governor to ask the Dominion Government to take steps to secure the
modification of the Colonial Stock
Act of 1892 in order to make its
terms applicable   to the   Provincial
j Government stock of Canada. Hon.
Mr. TatloW read letters from ' the
premiers of other provinces promising to support the movement. It is
believed that if included in the stock
affected by the Imperial Act, British
Columbia securities would advance
considerably in value. Debate adjourned on motion of member for
Delta who wanted a chance to look
into the matter.. Standing committees for session were struck, and the
House adjourned to Monday.
Monday, February 13.
Addressing in "reply to speech of
Lieutenant-Governor moved by Harry
Hftss (Fernie), who expressed thanks
for' honor conferred on him.   Pros-
 j, ~—./   ^ —  — —-- —
stallment. If we had fair treatment
from the Dominion, British Columbia would be banner province of the
Dominion, but we required railways
and railway companies wanted help.
Trade of Similkameen, Nicola and
other rich sections ought to be secured for our own people by railway
construction and not diverted to
towns on other side of boundary line.
Suggested that much might be done
to stimulate activity in mining in
isolated camps by Government assisting in construction of tram lines
where railways were not feasible.
Soaked it to the Opposition press for
noisy vaporinga of partizan character devoid of benefit to the province.
In conclusion ,quoted Irish poet, Tom
Moore, very nicely and appropriately.
The leader of the Opposition moved
adjournment of debate.
Dr. King (Cranbrook) moved, seconded by Mr. Paterson (Islands),
' ihat an humble address be presented by this House to the Lieutenant-Governor, praying him to
represent to the Dominion government the hearty concurrence of this
House in the request of the lumbermen of this province that an import duty be imposed upon foreign
lumber brought into Canada. Motion was received with applause by
both sides of the House, and carried unanimously. Premier McBride roasted Liberals who, while
■esolutioh in this House
supporting  ...... „.„„,„,,
..,.■■» . „      ,    .      .   : would at election time hold up both
penty of province referred   to   ini,,^   f()|.       t    „.,,„   ,]ad   meeted
speech was exemplified in the rec-!,,,,, ^ treatment to B. C. lum-
ords^of the past year.   Condition of 11|(jnnen.   H()nes(  j h m that
lumber industry somewhat   anaemic, | (()  w|,i(ll,  )|i(,    p^.,
and he hoped Government would s„(,1; ,„, lament had removed duty
make a change n. manner of grant- ,„, ,umbe, .„ m j,,^,,^ P],em_
ing timber limits so as I., improve ;jei,  ^rteA   ftat   (,muliti()ns   we„,
■title and give holders more security       it(, (Meven)     M|,   Tmmr (gnnu_
, He congratulated Government on good   i(jh) fto    u h wi(,,.e(1 t(( i||t],o_
showing made    financially, and    he   (]       Pe(jeva]      j.^ (() ^ w ,.
wrestled  more  or less    suceesstu ly   ^ EmsQ_,   Ml.   ^j^.   ffi     ht
I with some Hgnres.   Chuck led at Op-   im     iti(>|]    of   d(lt     nli h|    a^is(
f>position tor manner in which   linn.- w|,il(, ,„,„„..    1()()   ■        !  ^ w
members thereof treated the surplus   MIW emplo   d in ,umber mi,k    Ml,
'-like a strange.dog wandering round  muims mntl   „,„„„,   . observations
I heir desks, with a luck whenever it   fr()m    Socialistlc   sta,idpoini.    Situ
j was within reach    Opposition did not  !lUon 0       more i]hstmU the econ
like the surplus, because il was coincident with existence of first    Con-
I servativp govprniuenl iu British Co-
' lumbia. Demand for Better Terms
would have to receive attention of
Dominion Government. Liberals
claimed arrangement made at Confederation was being adhered to; bul
it, should not be. adhered to.    Hon.
('member for Fernie pathetically   in-
, quired how he   would   look   if his
'rather, having made arrangements for
I his' food and clothing at the age of
5 two, had declined to make a change
when he became grown up.   House,
} observing bon. member's manly proportions, giggled. Especially, Continued hon. member, if he had contributed more  towards bis parent's
/ income than he had received from it.
He jollied W. W. B. Mclnnes in respect to that gentleman's oratorical
ability, and, hunting' up record of '!)(i
debates in House of Commons, quoted
remarks  of Alberni's pride  therein
on subject  of unfair treatment  aC ■ >'•',    , •
i i t> •!• t   n t    i-i     i>    • Kegistratioii
corded British Columbia by Dominion.' Thought  Honest John    should Tuesday, February 14.
firmly support claim for better terms      Debate    on    address-iu-repl.v    reus Delta'received twice as much'from sinned    by    Leader of the Opposi-
provincial treasury   as il  paid    in. tion (J. A.   Macdonald,   Rossland),
Reference in Spechto railroad busi- who congratulated Hon. members for
Fernie and Revelstoke on good sliow-
imic truth that a man looked aftet
his own interests and is protectionist (like the member for Cranbrook)
when his own business is involved.
Was afraid duly would not help the
wage earners. His impression was
Ihat Washington lumber men hud ef-
leclually busted the lumber combine
in Ihe Northwest and'So the B. C.
lumbermen were squealing for help.
Resolution practically was a request
to the Dominion government to hold
down the Northwest farmer while
thc B-.' C. 'lumberman 'went through
him for a few dollars. This obvious
view elicited much laughter. Hon.
member would not oppose resolution,
but confessed be had no good opinion of the morality of the whole
Bills  introduced    and    road    the
first    time:    Animals   Act  Amendment    Act,   Noxious   Weeds    Ac
Right  Hours'  Labor Act.
Second    reading:     Live      Sloe
ness left lion, member for Fernie in
realm of speculation and of hope-
hope, particularly, for assistance towards Kootenay Central. Feeling of
country was opposed to. land grants;
at tlie same tirtie country wauled
railways. Problem of how to reconcile these two facts a little difficult!
for hon. member for Fernie, but he
dwplt on Premier Roblin's method of
guaranteeing money raised by railroad companies in Manitoba.   Evil-   ,  ,„■ ,„„ „,
minded opposition papers had hinted   ing industry, whic
I hat some hon. members on Govern-   ' ..'...
inept side of house were wavering in
I heir allegiance to Government. Repudiated any such imputation so far
us it might be thought to apply to
lim and didn't believe, it was true of
my hon, member. Took his seat
imidst hearty applause.
ing they made in speaking on
"shoddy material" of the Speech.
Thought Hurry Ross had used apt
expression about paragraph dealing
with railway policy. Members of
Opposition1 also felt left in the realm
of "speculation and of hope" by
that paragraph—but with less of
hope, however, than entertained by
the member foi' Fernie. Was despondent oil the'subject  of the iniii-
     ie thought   had
been retarded by government's
legislation of last session. He had
.ureal faith in (he future of the mining industry, but there was something wrong with the milling laws.
Did not believe statement in Speech
that mining industry was prosperous.    It was still in its infancy am'
mm      l /r»  ItllillK'V   11110
Tom Taylor (Revelstoke) seconded wanted fostering care. Some inland
iddressrin-RepLy. Dealt with Better •■---'
'onus and expressed astonishment
hot the leading light of Liberalism
Sen. Templeman) should have de-
larpd the first installment of Better
lerms should be n Liberal Govern-
boards of trade were now asking
for bounty on copper. Two per ppiiI
tax was not wise. Premier and Finance Minister had opposed this tax
in days gone by and bad promised
last session  to introduce a change,
but nothing hod been done. Administered a cuff to the surplus,
which he said did not exist, but if
it did it was not, as Mr. Ross had
claimed, the first on record. The
Semlin-Cotton also hod claimed a
Mr; Carter-Cotton: No, we did
"Then I exonerate the hon. gentleman of the charge," said Mr.
Macdonald. Anyhow, the surplus
hod been arrived at by peculiar
methods of bookkeeping. In the
revenue account he noticed several
items such as $240,000 for Chinese
head tax, part of which should hove
been included in the revenue mi the
previous year. With ovedraft of a
quarter of o million at the Bank of
Commerce, how could the government tell the House it has a surplus? Had no faith in alleged satisfactory condition of finance. Anyhow, the taxpayer's pocket was
pretty empty. In conclusion he
asked Mr. Speaker if he should be
allowed to refer to Premier as leader of the Socialists or to member of
Nanaimo as leader of the first Conservative government in British Columbia.
Premier McBride said that it hf.d
taken the leader of the Opposition
nearly one hour to criticise the
Speech which he had described as
barren. .The trouble with the hon.
gentleman was that he was too anxious to get on the government side
of the House and neglected his duties as lender of the Opposition.
Hon. member for Rossland bad said
nothing new. He still had the cry
of "blue ruin," and the Socialists
troubled him, as of yore. Leader
of the Opposition was a very visionary gentleman and seemed to
dream dreams. He and his colleagues and the Liberal press of the
country all: declared that Government had not confidence in the country. But two recent bye-elections;
in Kamloops and Lillooet, were an
excellent index to feeling of country. Kamloops had been won by
acclamation and in Lillooet the Liberal candidate had saved bis deposit by only seven voles. The Government was very proud of the support accorded by the hon. members
for Nanaimo, Newcastle and Slocan. The Government admitted
having only a narrow majority in
the House, and was proud of support which had rendered possible
important legislation. Supposed if
the three independent members offered their support, to Leader of Opposition that gentleman would tell
them to "go away back and sit
Mr. Macdonald nodded allirma-
t ion.
"The hon. gentleman nods," said
the Premier, "but 1 am not sure
about it." Why, he continued, he
had heard of all kinds of plots for
Ihe defeat of the Government with
the aid of (he independent members.
Mr. Oliver had been involved in all
sorts of plots	
Member for  Delta  objected.
"Of course," observed Ihe
Premier, "no one would suppose
that so innocent-looking a gentleman as member for Delta would assist his party to attain power." Mr.
Macdonald's wholesale condemnation of B. C. mining laws was Ihe
first the. Premier had heard. A spied committee at Washington, after
n survey of the laws of the Slates
of the I'nion and of Canada, had declared our mining laws the best and
had recommended the adoption of
many of Ihpin to House of Representatives. Trouble was that unsuccessful mining promoters made
the excuse of "had laws" to investors Id explain failure. It was true
he had promised lo endeavor lo find
a substitute for the 2 pet cent tax
on ore, but so far no satisfactory
substitute had been found or bad
been suggested by the mining men
Leader of the Opposition: Arc
you aware thai the Assessment
Commission refused to hear a delegation from the Provincial Mine-
Owners'  Association?
The Premier: The scope of thc
commission did not extend to the
2 per pent fax. ll was confined exclusively lo the effects of Hip Assessment Act of last session. Continuing, the Hon. Richard said Hip
2 per cenl lax did not bear very
heavily.on, the mining industry, Lust
year il had yielded only. $65,000.
His hon. friend opposite had juggled with figures in on endeavor to
delriict from prosperity of milling
industry. Facts were' Ihat the
money market looked with more
favor on British Columbia enterprises  than  it  had  for years pasf,
7 Packages 25 cents 16 Packages 50 cents.
and more  money was available for
the development of mines.   This was
due largely to the more stable conditions now existing in government
of country.    Cose for Better Terms
had been so well put that unless Ottawa government was determined on
unfair    play    and un-British  treatment of province notice would have
to be taken    of    claim    advanced.
Scored Senator Templeman for uti-
statesmonlike utterances on subject.
If British  Columbia  is  to continue
part    of    Canadian federation, Dominion government must do the fair
thing  lo   the  province.    The    construction of Grand    Trunk    Pacifie
would open up new territory and it
would be impossible for government
to establish  schools,  etc.,    in    new
settlements  unless    Dominion    sent
back to province some of the Surplus    money    it had  taken  and is
taking,    Present revenue was insufficient and country could  not stand
for more taxation. Coming to transportation, Premier said question of
railway construction must be carefully deolt. with. He had hoped a bargain would have been arrived at between the government and (he promoters of the Coast-Kootenay railway prior to the meeting of the Legislature, but this had failed because
he could not consent   to give away
the lands and money demanded. At
present he hod under consideration
plans for the  construction of railways in  Southeast    Kootenay,    the
Boundary district and in the northern    portion  of  Vancouver  Island.
He hoped before ninny days passed
to present railway legislation to the
House   which  would meet with  the
approbation    of    members   on both
sides of tho  House.    Premier look-
ins seal amid loud applause.
Every one looked al every bjie
"Are you ready for the question?" queried Mr. Speaker.
No one rose to continue the debate.
Twice Mr. Speaker asked the
same question and then the division
bell rang.
The address-in-reply passed  without a division, and after one of the
briefest    debates
Legislature.     ^^^^^^^^^^^
Wednesday, February 15.
Unimportant motions passed and
a long siring of questions of samot
character by hon. member for Delta
answered. Bills providing increase
of live stock registration fee and
granting certain lands to corporation of New Westminster were read
the. third lime and passed. Registration of: Bills of Sale Ad (Attorney-General) came up for second
reading and debate adjourned by
member for Greenwood. County
Court Rules Amendmenl Bill, as
prepared by commission, referred
■to select committee consisting of
legal members of House. Attorney-
General   stated   .ill   ri inniPiiilalioiis
of commission were embodied in the
Bill which somewhat enlarged jurisdiction of County Court, which he I
did not altogether approve of. John |
Houston (Nelson) objected lo com-
mittee being composed entirely of
lawyers. Thought laymen should be
protected  from  lawyers' schemes,
Premier moved adjournment al
3.15 p.m. Leader of Opposition objected. Governmenl ought lo have
something  ready   for  hon.   members
50 Cents per Month,
the Latest Novels
88 Yates Street
The Taylor Mill Co.,
All kinds of Building Material,
210 Government St. Victoria, B.C.
Ladies Hats Artistically Trimmed and
made up, customers furnishing their
own trimming?. Panama hats re-blocked ai. J cleaned.
65V3 Fort street
on   record   in   the
Hotel Davies
Our Rooms ale the most central, the
best furnished and most comfortable in
the city.
Tbe famous Poodle Dog Restaurant in
the building.   Cuisine unexcelled.
Independent Foresters.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meeta in Mo. 1 Ball
A. O. u. W., ist and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p. m.
Thos. Le Metseurier, Pin. Sec., Garballjr M.
p 1- mil.— »_ —   „, Chatham Steett.
R. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec.,
Fraternal Order ef Baglea.
Victoria Aerie No. 11 P. O. B. meeta every
Wednesday evening in Eagle Hall, Adelphl
Block, at 8:30 p. m. Sojourn ag brother, made
welcome. Joseph Wachter, W, President; Praak
LeRo» W. Secretary.
Northern  Light, No.   5935.
H. O. p.
Meets la -and 4th Wednesday in each month
In K. of P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting member,
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. P. Fullerton
Knight* or Pythlat.
rjPar West Lodge No. 1 meets at their Hall, ear
ouglas and Pandora Streets, every Prlday at I
d.m.  Sojourning brothers are always welcome.
N. H. Hendricks, C.C.j Harry Weber, K. of R.
* a Box M4
Juvenile Ancient Order of Forester*
Court No, 1 meets lirst Tuesday in each month
at K. of P. Hall. Adult Porestera are alwaya
welcome, S. L. Redgrave, President i 8. A.
Laken, Secretary.
(Continued on  Page (!.
Raspberry Cones $1,50 a 1,000
Box So. City.
W. H.  Finlayson
76 Government Street
Lots  in Finlayson's Field from J400
Easy Terms.
If you admire
Try a Lunch or
Afternoon Tea at
Tea Rooms
44 Fort Street, Victoria
Short orders nt any time. ,
recommended by thc medical faculty for Rheumatism, Sciatica, stiff Joints, etc.    Apply to
M1S9 ELLISON, 71 Fort Street, Victoria.
Telephone 1110. Balmoral Block.
Assembly Dancing Academy
Mesdames Dickinson & Simpson will
resume their dancing classes Saturday,
Oct. ist, Assembly Hall, Fort St.
Monday afternoon, children's fancy
dances, 3.30 to 5 p.m.
Monday evening, beginners classes.
Tuesday evening, Cotillon club.
Thursday. Social Night, 8.30to it p.m.
Friday afternoon, children's private
Saturday afternoon, general class 1.15,
Private Lessons Given.
-The te^istature
lj£"   (Continued"from' Page 5.)
worry over.   Premier appreciated
jttle by-ptay. qf'\ memben'^foj Ros'sf.
md,   but"didnif taieVit 'seriously^
jdging from excitement manifested'
columns of opposition-.press,-.he1
ad expected debate on' address-in-
ply to last a fortnight   at   least,
idea that opposition would be so
fc\jiet  and    orderly.    Could    assure
in.i,;gentlemeu: the'i'e -iraul'd be lots
fyf work for them shortly
Thursday, February 17.
""Mi* ."■ Hawthornthwaite's bill to
amend Coal Mines Regulation Act
introduced and read the first time.
Hon,^ .member for' Delta's usual
batch of questions , answered by
ministers; honi. member lost one of
them in the rnsli. In committee Attorney-General's Bad Dog Act considered'and amended "by Bowser,
K.C, with provision for appeal from
decision of magistrate that dog is
sufficiently bad to be executed.
Leader" df ■Opposition ; objected ' to
appeal. Why should dogs be allowed appeal when convicted mur-
derei's were not? Bowser, ..K.C.,
pointed ' out that rightl of appeal
from magistrate already existed,
but. no provision that dog should
not be executed, before appeal heard.
What would be use of appealing if
dog was dead. House!.didn't know,
and amendment passed on vote of
l'3,tof12.,. Bills of Sale. Registration
Act was considered iu committee
auL-reported complete with ainend-
me5|W'.|        ,-7 ■          ; ";!
on'motion "for adjournment, at
4:30 p.m.; Mr. Oliver suggested that
the' .House adjourn for a week bv
W8 to'enable the government to
get some business prepared. Prem-
ieifrJjicBride: said* lion, member jAyas
a Tittle"' rhixefl that day. On the order paper for the following day he
would find plenty of inattexjto oc-
cupyi'JijB' rdiud. ' '• I
Friday, February 17.
■^Principal    business    was tho adjournment at the request of the opposition of the following resolution
rrioVefl by the Premier:
Whereas the Government of British Columbia has presented, to. this
Legislative Assembly :'ii ..inomdraii-
dum, submitted by them to the Dominion, authorities at Ottawa, setting forth the grounds upon which
the,' claims of this province for iu-
creased and special recognition oh
the part. of. the Govermnept of the
Dominion of Canada are based,;
And, whereas, in.the .opinion of
this House the said memorandum
represents the conditions actually
existing in British Columbia, and
the claims therein made deserve the
earnest support of its members;
"Be it therefore resolved, that this
House fully endorses the claims
made hy thc Government on behalf
of the province, and that His honor
be respectfully requested to forward' a copy of this resolution to
His Excellency the Governor-General, and to strongly urge that- the
proposals made in the said memor-
nhdum be carried into effect.
/tiie House adjourned early.
NOTBB,     .
The Live Stock Registration Act
provides for the increase .(if registration fee from 50 cents to if5.
Certificates cost $3 to print,
Mr. Hawthornthwaite's Labor
Act provides that no person employed in sorting, handling, or
smelting ores or matte in any stage
of preparation shall be employed for
a longer period than eight hours in
any twenty-foui- hoiii'H. The penalty in each cuhm is to lie not less
than $20 or more than $100. Act
to come into force on March 1. I90(i.
thiaHesj—aow-. :-thistles'," ".sttfiTEWSSoT
burdock and wild lettuce undercpen-
jalty. not .exce?dmg._$2Q." In !oase' of
refusal these weeds may be destroyed /attownir's expense.
* The Provincial Secretary has-presented ,|p 'the^Hoiise .papers relating
to acls passed last session and,considered b'- the Governor-GeneraUin
Council. The E. & N. Settlers Act,
protested by the E." & N. Company,
was upheld. Section 5 provides that
persp,ns appointed judges of the, Supreme Court must be hamsters .of
not less than ten years' standing is
objected to and unless repealed tffe
act will be disallowed. The Elections Act, providing inter alia for
the disfranchisement of naturalized
Chinese, Japanese and of Indians,
is objected to, but is not disallowed,
as those provisions exist in other
statutes of the province. Coal Mines
Regulation Act, providing against
the employment in coal mines of
Chinamen and children is objected to
on the ground that it deprives naturalized Chinamen of - existing
rights. It probably will be i disallowed unless amended, t The Immigration Act (Natal Act) is d'isal-
loed again.
The Bills of Sale Act (Attorney-
General) provides for the registration of bils of sale, assignments,
transfers, powers of attorney, etc.,
to prevent the defrauding of creditors by secret dealings;
It is reported that the Government will introduce an act to provide for a sixth judge on the Supreme Court bench.
■   li«J  .'teiics'nlda  bib Un.'- oil  taiO-V ■
Abou^   . 500, nifhry masquersjaersj
crowded to enjoy' fjiemselves at ,the|
Assembly hall; on i^Vednesdpy ■ even-'
ing last,' the occasion being the sixth!
annual masquerade, JiaU , .given.' by:
the Victoria ' Aerie, "Fraternal Order of Eagles,. For mouths; past:
many have loke'd-forward, with pleasant , .anticipation to .'this invent, afid
when it came'to; pass it far exceeded their expectations. The, scene
presented'was a dazzling! one, as beneath' the ..bright lights..,andi gay
decorations, moved a mass of people in quaint and .bewildering costumes', tfhese brilliant . uiiiiunl
functions given by the Eagles are
very popular. The floor,, as usual,
was in splendid condition^ and the
music supplied by Professor Sampson's orchestra was perfection. The
beautiful prizes offered, for, the best
costumes at these balls prove a
great attraction also. Following are
the lucky winners of. last Wednesday night: .Mrs. McDonald, as
"Queen' Elizabeth,;'^, won .fhe. first
prjze^ j as <the finest costiinied lady
masker. -Her prize was a family
half cabinet Singer t sewing machine; all attachments complete and
a full course in fancy work in-
•eludedj , value $75, .presented by the
Singer Sewing Machine v Company.
Mr. It. Wood won the first .prize
for the... best man's costume. He
was attired as "Sweet, Oaporal."
The tombola prize, a Palmer piano,
value $350, was-. | won by, Mrs.  Op-
penbejmer, of Vancouver.
■ ,   '»»'.*.■
The  members    of    the    Catholic
Bowes Says
OOD LIVER OIL makes rh.li blood
and keeps chilly people warm.   An excellent winter tonio for \onhg oiold;11
Gives iiervpustpne and increases the
weight..  ;
98 Government Street, near Yates St.
masqiierad<T3ance last night.   About
Hugh McLean, of McLean Bros.,
wh6 hold one of the charters for the
Coast-Kootenay railroad, is to be
met with iu the lobbies of the
The total amount realized by the
sale of Crown lands by public competition during the year ended
June 30, 1904, was $65,024, the price
per acre ranging from $25 to $139.
Standing on the order paper for
each day this week were a. series of
questions regarding the resignation
of Dr. Manchester, superintendent
of the Provincial Hospitnl for the
Insane, The questions are in Mr.
Mclnnes' name, but he has asked
to have theni passed over on each
Occasion when called upoii,
The Noxious Weeds Act, introduced by Hon. Minister of Agriculture, repeals Thistle Prevention Act
ftnd Noxious Weeds Prevention Act,
and provides a penalty of from $20
to $100 against any person selling
or offering for sale any grain or
seed among which is seed of Canadian thistle, oxeye daisy, wild oats,
rag weed, wild musard, sorrell, burdock, slink weed, sow thistle, pigweed, lamb's quarter, wild lettuce,
bijcl weed, tumbling mustard or
nh'y ether foul seeds. The penalty
also is applied to any person knowingly, conveying such seeds from one
place to another in threshing machines, fanning mills and other way.
Owners of threshing machines must,
immediately after threshing, thoroughly clean out the mnchines before
moving them. Owners and occupiers
of land    must    destroy    Canadian
Provision for the new school in
Victorin West, including building
and site, entailing an estimated expenditure of $30,000 is made in thc
estimates of the school board for
the present year, for the authorization of which a by-law will be submitted to the ratepayers of the eity.
Although the plans of the building
have not yet been approved, its
main features are practically decided, namely, that it will be an
eight-roomed school of two stories.
This matter was discussed at a
special meeting of the board on
Monday, and will be submitted to
the city council at its next meeting.
The estimates of expenditures
for school purposes during the, year
Janitors $ 4,400
Fuel    2,000
Board expenses  ..   ....   ■•   1,450
Furniture       750
Supplies  ....   ....   ..   ••   2,100
Repairs    4.500
Insurance • •   • •      400
Miscellaneous    1,400
Teachers'  salaries fi0,000
Total ..$77,000
Advertising is business and advertising in The Week is good
business.   Try it and see.
Mutual Benefit Association gave a
delightful whist, party; to a number
of friends on Tuesday evening last
at their rooms , in the Institute hall
on View street. This is the fjecond
of a series of socials arranged by,
the society, and proved even' more
successful than the first, over sixty
guests heing present. The first part
of the evening was devoted to whist,
those winning the greatest number
of games obtaining prizes. The first
ladies' prize was won by Miss K.
Conlin, Mrs. C. Hall coming a close
second. The lucky gentlemen were
Mr. W. H. P. Sweeny, 1st prize, and
Mr. C. Richards 2nd prize. After
the distribution of prizes, refreshments were served and dancing enjoyed until early room. . Mrs.
Bridges presided . at the piano:
Thanks are due to the Indies who so
kindly provided thc refreshments'
and assisted the members in making
the affair such a success.; Among
those present were noticed Mr. and
Mrs. P. O'Connor and Miss tl.
O'Connor, Mr. Q. R. Brown aud.
Miss C. Brown, Mrs. Steele, Miss
Raines, Mr. Radiger, Mrs. and Miss
Baylis, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wight
and the Misses Wight, Mr. J. Baylis, Mr. anil Mrs. Harris, Mr. John
Dune and many others.
t   •   ♦
Mi's. C. P. Todd, of Johnson
street, gave n tiiuU'niiiig progressive "500" curd party on Saturday
afternoon last. The event was in
honor of Mrs. Charles Wilson, 6t
Vancouver, who is in Victoria for
the session and is staying at "Roc-
cabella." The .drawing room was
arranged with four card tables for
the progressive "500" and the lucky
winner of the first prize was Mrs.
Bagstnr Seabrook; the "booby"
prize falling to Miss Anna McQuade, who afterwards mode up fnr
her bud luck in cards by charming
tlioiis present with hoi' beautiful
piano solos. Miss Nellie Todd also
added much to the enjoyment of the
afternoon by singing two delightful
little French songs. Ainoim- th"
other guests were Mrs. Blackwood.
Mrs. A. Stuart Robertson, Mrs. R.
E. Brett. Mrs. D. R. Ker. Mi's. J. ft.
Todd.   Mrs.   McLean    (Vancouver).
and others.
»   •   *
The Assembly Club- held an extra
   jupplied ..... . 	
club had the advantage of having
rfhjudeleflf^tioasriiputtj.nipjttby theiNative Song^O^e^g^a^^ens
ing was enjoyed. Some of the characters represented were; very'^b6d.
A fuller report will    appear —next
, Invitations-;.have.been; issued by
Hist Honor, Sir .Henri Jolyde Lotbiniere for, an afternoon reception
to be, held nt Government;House, on
Friday,, the 24th inst.
, . .' *, ,*, ,*
, Mrs, Le Poer, Trench, who was recently the; victim of painful burns
received at the destruction of her
beautiful home by fire in Saanich,
has recovered sufficiently to leave
the hospital, and is at present a
.guest of Mrs. Henry Croft, of
Esquimalt road.
• * .* .
Mrs. Norfolk, who for some
weeks past has been the guest of
Mrs,:' J. S. H. Matson of Craigflower road, leaves shortly for her
home.'in England.: .....
.vhlai'K ' '7 |ii '•:*.•
I Mrs. Flumerfelt and the Misses
Flumerfelt are leaving next month
for Italy, where they hope to spend
some months. Miss Norma Flumerfelt has greatly improved; in health
of late, and it is hoped will be completely restored after her trip
Mr. Price Ellison, the genial
member for Okanagan, is in the city
attending ,to his legislative duties.
Mr. Ellison is looking well and
hearty. ■   .
... ,»|   »,.!;•
Mr. J. S. Clute, jr., accompanied
by Mrs. Clute and family, arrived in
New | Westminster from Rossland
on .1 Saturday last. Mr. Clute was
tendered in hearty seudoff by his
many friends in the mining city,
where I he occupied the chief magis-
it.rate'*,,,cha<r for two tbrmst. Oil
Monday Mr. and Mrs. Clute and
family came to Victoria. Mr. Clute
is going into the insurance business
in this city.
• »   • ■
The Mayor of New Westminster,
Mr. W. H. Keary, who has been ill
for a week, has recovered sufficiently to attend t.o his duties.
• ■ »'   ,a    .    .
His ninny friends and acquaintances in British Columbia will regret to, hear that Captain Chichester; who returned to England last
year after an operation for cancer of
the throat, is only allowed three
months' more life by his physicians
iu the Old Country.
«'   a : •
Mr.1 A. G, McCandless,' formerly
mayor, and for twenty years in
business in this city, has gone to
Vancouver, having joined Messrs.
Taylor & Spence, general furniture
and carpet dealers.
at !••■■,•.'• t
Lord Strathcona has written to
the mayor of New Westminster offering to nil the shelves of the
Carnegie Library in that city.
The bill at, the Redmond this week
proved    most    popular.    The   first
three    nights    were devoted to the
spectacular drama ."At the Bottom
of the Sea," a thrilling production
in which Mr/Fanning, for the first
time in Vietoria, played the villain's
part.   He did it very   well.   Miss
Mnybelle      Thompson   played    the
heroine,    Miss    Campion    taking a
rest prior to appearing during the
latter i pari of the week as "Lady
Isabel"  in  "East Lynne."
a    »    a
The performance of, the musical
frivolity, "The Silver Slipper," at
the Victoria, theatre, was patronized
by a very large audience. Harry
Burcber, who sang the "Soldier
of the Army," nnd Isabel Howell,
soprano, who song "What does ii
matter if eves are bine?" were good.
The tenor, Fred Freeman, was
shocking. It was a lively show, the
champagne dance being done in
handsome style. ''The Silver Slipper" is worth about, 50 cents of any
man's money to see—and no more.
*   •   •
Carbonette and Paloma are about
the nicest pair of girls seen at the
Savoy for a long time past. Also
they sing very well.
Men generally buy their new
spring hats about the first of March.
TKe new shapes are all here. We
are sole agents for the Henry Carter's at four dollars. Finch &
Finch, Government street.
"j. ^feyjime i|JiBji'ell,ythi jijitifijialm-
ist, has been doingHi rushing business in her rooms at the Gordon Ho- --AJ
UKjt, die, jjjill, J^noin jp,. thegcity until
about February 28th.' Madame Dar-
refl^hfe'greatly interested her many
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup,
Pickles and Sauce are condiments
that should be in every house. Price
and quality second to none.
Full line of
Granite and Tinware for Householders.
Wharf St. VICTORIA B.C..
Telephone 3.   P.O. Box 423.
All kinds of
Hair Work
Mrs. C.
Victoria Fractional Mineral eialm
Situated in ihe Mount Sicker Division ot
Chemainus District.
Where looated.—On the cast slope ol Mount
Brenton. ; .,. .
Take notice thai, I, w.A. Dlcr, agent'lor the
Mount Sicker and Brelilon Miner, (Limited)
Free MinerB' Certificate No. B85247 intend,60
days from da e hereof, tonpply lo the Mining
Recorder for Certificate of Improvement*, for
the purpose of obtaining a (Town grant of the
■ Lore claim. Knu further take notice that ac-
lonun der sect ion 87 must.be commenced before
the Issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of Norembcr, 1904. |
Ah Hoy
Merchant Tailor
Ladies' and Gent's Suits made to order.
Pit Guaranteed.
ii Cormorant St., Victoria
A. J/Clyde,
Sole Agent for^the
Stoves and ^Ranges
Everything for the kitchen in
Tin, Agate, Wood and pibre
Wares, and Prices Are
42 Johnson Street.
P.O. Box 45
i   ■   '        ■ .lion ■
Manicuring anil Hair Dressing Parlors
65}£ Fort Street     ' ''"";'
Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
A.O.U.W.'Hall     ;     '
Member National Association Masters of
.    . Dancing.
Classes-MoMday ey'g, Advanced. ,Wed«pde<
cT'g, Beginners. Friday evening, intermed
late. Alternate Thursday., Clab night, i
Phone B1089. -   -:.\
—m^—mm I 10 to 25 Per Cent, f
hiim mica mjlil ail) m l-.j/tti 1 rrot
Bob;; I Vere sQuBekett,. ibtlt i tat' > 'time*!
was a little'Shaky on tois lines; Capt.'
Muspratt- Williams -took the part
of Reaiv Admiral Archibaldi Rank-'
ling and: portrayed his part 4ot per-;
feotion. Miss* Todd i las Mrs. Rank-1
ling did well.: The Hon. Fj G, Hood
took - the part i of • Mr/. Reginald Foul-
over, ■ and Mr. riAs i St. 'J. I Yates, i R.E.;
placed Lieut: John^'Mallory, R.N.
The'other characters were not very1
important. The I performance was
over before 11, giving everyone time
to oatch trams and get home at a
reasonable time. Among the audience 'twere noticed Major and Mrs.
Bland, dipt, and Mrs. Watts, Commander1 and Mrs. Parry, Miss Fanny
Drake, Mi's. Norton, Miss V. Hickey,
Oapt. and Mrs. Bunbury, Mrs; Bill-
ingliurst, Miss Purvis, Mr. and Mrs.
Hughes, Miss rooley, Miss V.
Pooley, Capt. Popham, Mr. R. K.
McKenzie, Mr. Tom Pooley, Rev. J.
A. Nieolnye, Mrs. and MiSs Walker
and ninny others.
• '.•   •
The Plntt-Fanning Company conclude their first season at the Redmond theatre to-night when the popular ..English play, ".East. Lynue,"
■will ■ hold the boards. The company
opens, a five-weeks', season at Bellingham; Wash.; on Monday^ Manager* Alf.' Newman having gone there
"in advance" early in this week.
They will return to the Redmond
for another five weeks' stand com-
mencingr-Mai'ch 27 and after that the
Ed. Redmond company will hold
the    boards    at the popular stock
Charles B. Handford, the noted
legitimate .netor, - accompanied •by
Miss Marie" DrofnaK, will be in Victoria, on Friday and .will produce at
the' theatre the 'popular and enjoyable1 play "Don Caesar de Ba-
zan." The .story of the ploy is
familiar to" all* who are acquainted
with the opera of "Maritana.",Mr,
Hanford and his charming Wife are
assiired of a warm welcome.. from
Victoria theatre-goers. ,, ;,;f ,-,
*  *  ♦
Miss Clara Mathes and> her well-
known stock company open for a
•season at the Crystal theatre on
Monday next. It is; some time since
Miss Mathes has been in: Victoria,
and she is always sure of a fair
share of patronage from theatre-,
goers. "A Russian Spy"' will be
the bill for the first part of the
week and "A Daughter .of Eriij"
wil| be produced ton Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The plays will
be well staged.
'r-rhn-H ntifflg
roceeds to
. at the
urse the
pered for
3 ladies'
itty ri-«nd
d general
it .the -ex-
"thp ser-
ook his
;.red hair
f the. dis-
si: Sure-
inary in
ant would
Hood as
ter into
s bright
tike and
was a
1 of the
irt well
as the
Crystal Theatre
Commencing Monday, Feb. 20
Clara Mathes Co.
willpresent on Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday matinee and night
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
matinee and night
Prices 10c and 25c.
Great Plays.
First week of the
Watson Stock Company
The Peer of All.    ,
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and
Wednesday Matinee
The Power of The Cross
or The Christian.
Thursday, Friday, Saturdav and Saturday  Matinee
"The sweetest story over told."
Night Prices, io and 25 Cents
Matinees, Wed. and Saturday, ioc.
A few1 reserved 25c.
Curtain Rises Evening 8:1B.
Matinees 2:15,
£avcry l^eatre
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New Facfes
:  The Versatile Trio,  |
Cordero, Banfrella and Kare,
Singers, Dancers, Gymnasts and
Lord and Meek,,  in
Novelty Sketch Artists.
Carbonette and Paloma,
Operatic Duettists.
Smith'and Ellis,
.;Vifcto"ria1s']?aVorita Sketch Team.
"Jim Rowe,.,; 7 .
Minnie Adams, -''
•; * BailMBst. -1
And the screnniing farce comedy in
one act, by Load-and Rowe,'
Over the Garden Wall
Admission I5 and :25c.
DAILY    M&l
rialinces ioc. all' over
Management of
TedE. Box, |   .
London Eccentric Come
Whitehead and Diamond, '.
Comedians. Singers, Dancers
.,       aud Acrobats, j   •'' "
The Melnotte Twin Staters,   ,
Song and Oauce Soubrettes,   '
Flood and Hayes,
The best barrel lumpers in
lAVi  t'the world   •:
Illustrated Song,
Frederic Roberta   ..
"Don't Cry Katie Dear.'
New Moving Pictures,, ,
A dually, taken at scene of-
Jap-Kussioti war.   '■■•'■
Johnson Street *
Oo where the crowd tow
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.   -    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.
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Building Lots lor Sale
Houses Built on the
Italian School of Music
Of the Conservatory of. Music, N«r
poli (Italy). In addition to tuition
on tbe Violin, Mandolin, and Guitar
he will conduct a special class in the
art of pianoforte accompaniment to
a limited number of advanced pupils.
Special attention is given to beginners as well as to advanced playent
The school is situated at 117 Cook
Street, Victoria. *=
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Smart Frocks
On the Ice.
"Babette's" Weekly  Letter  Be.
gins With Skating and Then
Tells About City Stores.
Dear Madge: The clerk of tbe
weather has again proved himself
capable of gallantry, and once more
we have good skating at Colwood.
Daily the trains have carried merry
parties of skaters thither, and many
\>f Victoria's pretty girds, in smart
frocks and rich furs, are to be seen
enjoying themselves on the ice. One
of the prettiest frocks that I noticed last Saturday while skating
was a coat and skirt of dark bine
cloth. I remember seeing this same
costume about a week ago at the
Westside, There were .others made
like it in black and tweed, and
were marked only $8.00; really I
think that wonderfully cheap, don't
fore I invest in the blue satin slip- I forget which it was. Crested belt
pers to match. Here is-a chance, buckles, hat pins, brooches, etc., are
my dear, to purchase a pair of "La  very nice souvenirs    also,    and    I
Vida" corsets cheap; you know the
regular prices are $0.50 and $7.50
a pair, and now they are selling for
only ."r>-*.25. The poets constantly
sing of the "human form divine,"
and my friend Marie says slie is always inspired bv the muses to write
dozens of verses at the sight of the
beautiful curves of a "La Vida."
Again, I am lured on to the millinery department by the cry of
cheap hats. I do want to buy a new
bat, but. I fear me I must needs
wait until my annual "Eastor-
ibonnet time" am.os. Why is it
that women invariably find it so
hard to resist the temptation of investing in hals simply because they j
fancy would be more appreciated
than spoons. The watch bracelet is
a fad again, and I think this the
most convenient way for a lady to
carry a time piece. I saw such a
pretty one in another jeweller's
store. It was a band of filagree
gold, and the tiriv watch was set in
the centre and surrounded with little rubies. Such baubles of course
are expensive. Yet if one should
happen to have a small open-faced
watch, and an odd gold bracelet they
might be easily fashioned into a
pretty watch bracelet by a clever
jeweller. BABETTE.
are selling nt reduced prices'?   But! 	
really the hats here are very reason-1 Teach the Chinaman how to make a
able, "walking" and other neatly good custard, you will find it more
I rimmed bats for every day winter. economical than if you let hm make
wear, from 50 cents to $5.00 The it in his own way, because invariably
more elaborate and dressy bats are j we find that Chinese cooks are most ex-
also very cheap, and I noticed some travagant in thc use of eggs, milk and
very  pretty ones draped  in lace.       ' cream.    The   great   art  of  making  a
this time of the year is, hor French
pancakes. The following recipe will
be found a good one. Two eggs, two
ounces of butter, one half pint of new
milk, two ounces'of sifted flour. Beat
the eggs thoroughly and put them into
the basin with the butter, which should
be beaten to a cream, stir in the sugar
and flour, and when these ingredients
are well mixed, add the milk, keep
stirring and beating the mixture for a
few minutes; put it on buttered plates
and bake in a quick oven for 20 minutes. Serve with a cut lemon and sugar
or with strawberry preserves.
A simple and tasty savory is hot ham
toast, it can be quickly prepared and one
needs but slices of toasted bread, with
the crusts cut off, two eggs, two table-
spoonfuls of butter, some cold cooked
grated ham. Put the yolkes and whites,
well beaten, into a stew-pan, with the
butter; stir them two minutes over the
fire, spread them over the toast and lay
over them a sufficient quantity of the
grated or chopped ham to cover the
eggs, then put in thc oven for one
minute, and serve hot. Cheese Straws
are easily made and make    a    dainty
teaspoonful of dry mustard, a pinch o
salt and pepper and a piece of butte
the size of an egg. Let this cook for
few minutes on the top of the stovi
Then have ready some toasted sod
crackers and spread the contents o
the frying-pan over them and serve ho
From a platform arranged   as
sumptuous drawing room Miss Mari
Corelli spoke on the Gospel of Wor
to the working people of Northamj:
ton, England, recently.
Some of the "workpeople" wor
opera cloaks and evening dress, an
had paid five shillings for a seat, bu
whatever the composition of th
audience of 700, Miss Corelli's lei
ture brought a good many free brent
fasts to the hungry poor children c
the town.
Dressed in pale heliotrope, wit
fine lace net on the bodice and ha
and wearing diamonds and pearl
Miss Corelli spoke for an hour an
a quarter.   It was a paean on woi'l
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The Westside
Get here before noon MONDAY and
we'll give you a bargain that you
don't often have offered you:
About 800 yards of All-Wool Dress
Material, in Cashmere, Cheviots,
Crepe Cloths, Fancy Cashmere, Poplins, Serges, in good colorings; also
a few pieces of Black Fancy Dress
Goods. Regular values 75c. to $1.25
a yard. Your choice MONDAY for
FOR 35c.
Ladies' Heavy Nap Flannelette
Drawers, in Pink and White only,
daintily trimmed with silk embroidery, elastic at knee, cut extra full.
Regular value 50c. and 05c. a pair.
Thc kind this store sells from 15c.
to 30c. a yard, hut as an early shopping inducement, vou can have them
of Cost.
Hon day's Sale of
Fine Black Dress Goods
Some of the Finest Blacks we have
had in stock this season will be
listed in this clearance sale of
dress stuffs on Monday morning
About 600 yards Black Dress
Goods, consisting, of Poplins, Cheviots, Cashmeres, Diagonal Serges,
Basket Cloths and Satin Cloths, dye
warranted perfect, regular $1.00,
$1.25 and $1.40 a yard. MONDAY
to clear at 75c.
About 2,400 yards Fancy Ginghams, in stripe and check effects;
also Cream Cotton Backet Voile.
These goods are considered the best
material for washing and sell readily
at the regular prices of 15c, 20c. and
30c. a yard. Your choice MONDAY
for 10c".
$1.65 TCr$3.25"wilTE UNDER-
Ladies' High-Class Extra Fine
White Muslin Underwear, handsomely trimmed with fine Lace, Embroidery and Hemstitching, consisting of
Corset Covers, Underskirts and
Gowns. Regular values $1.65, $2.25
and $3.25 each. YOUR CHOICE
THE HUTeHESON 60., Ltd., Victoria, B.e.
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youf   This blue frock made such a
pretty skating costume,    with    the
full    pleated    skirt   and  short   box
coal.   The lady wore a smart   blue
"taut"  to  mutch, and   with    mink
stole ami muff  was quite  the  most
"chic"  person  ou  the  ice.    At   the
same store 1   found  a  pair of pale
blue   evening  gloves, something for
which  I have been bunting for some
time past..    Of course you will hold
up your hands ill holy horror when
1   mention   colored   evening   gloves,
but,  my deiir,  1 have  lately  heard
from  Paris Ihal  evening gloves arc
to bo  worn  the same  color us the
frock.   My latest creation Cor evening weiir is a pale blue pompadour
silk      embroidered     in     tiny    pink
daisies.    This dainty  bit   of .silk  I
picked  up al   thc Westside. and  il
lias really made such n pretty, simple
little evening frock.   I noticed they
were    selling  stockings   very   cheap
here, good open work, white and colored  evening stockings- for only 25
cents u pair.    T bought  a pair    of
iinle blue ones to wear with my new
blue   frock.    T   am   waiting   for  a
hoot  store lo have a .cheap sale bo-
I have arrived at the conclusion
Ihal though a loose veil is infinitely
more decorative than ils rival of
,ncl. spoiled and heavily bordered
with chenille, Ihe latter is the more
becoming unless a woman is blessed
with a really good complexion of
the cream and blush-rose order. I
hear I lull the new version of the
milk-maid rhyme has lo do with
hats, and goes something like this:
"Where  are you going,  my  pretty
maid .'"
"I'm   going   a  'hatting,' sir," she
"May  I go with vou.   my   pretty
' maid?"
"If yon have the price, yes, sir,"
she snid.
1 see Ihal there is a lot of heavy
blind luce selling for only 35 cents
a yard, originally it was $1.25. This
lace makes very pretty eolars and
trimmings for serviceable evening
clonks, us it wears well.
You asked me about souvenir
spoons of British Columbia with the
Canadian crest and coat-of-.irms,
etc. I saw some pretty ones the
other day nt a jeweller's store, bill
custard lies in well stirring and when
this is properly managed, a (tnstard
made with milk and the quantity of
eggs given in this recipe will be as rich
as one made with cream and additional
eggs. Boil a pint of milk, stir in two
ounces of lump-sugar, or sufficient to
make thc custard sweet enough. Have
ready the yolks of three eggs, beaten
up, pour the boiling milk on them. Put
tbe stew-pan containing the custard
over a slow fire, stir with a wooden
spoon as briskly as possible for 20 minutes, or until thickening has commenced ; then put tbe stew-pan on tbe coolest part of thc stove, so that it is impossible for the custard to simmer, and
let it stand for a quarter of an hour,
stirring it occasionally. When tbe
costard is ready, pour it into a basin;
flavor with vanilla, almond or lemon.
Stir the custard until cool, which will
prevent a skin forming on top.
For costards, eggs should never be
beaten in tin, but always in stone or
earthenware, as tbcie is some chemical
influence about tin which prevents
custards attaining that creamy lightness so desirable.
Another dainty sweet for luncheon at
relish. Take a pint of flour and half !
a pint of grated cheese; mix them and |
make a paste with butter or lard, as j
you would for pies, roll out in a thick
sheet, cut into strips one half an inch
broad and five or six inches long; bake \
a light brown, sprinkle a little salt over i
them and serve as soon as they are I
made, if possible. '
Hoi "Sally Lunns" are delicious for |
breakfast or afternoon tea, when prop-
erly made Here is an old fashioned
recipe, but a very good one. Five eggs,
one and one half cupfuls of sugar, one
cupful of wet yeast, one and one half
cupfuls of butter, three cupfuls of warm
sweet milk, flour enough to make a
stiff batter, and when it is light, stir
in two tablcspoonfuls more of flour;
pour into jelly-cake pans, let it rise
again, then hake; when done, butter
each cake, and pile them one above the
oi her in a muffin dish and serve hot.
Another dainty dish for afternoon tea
or luncheon and one that is much appreciated by the men, is called cheese
crackers. Take a quarter of a pound
of cheese, cut into thin slices, put into
. a frying-pan, and turn a cupful of
sweet milk over it, add one fourth of a
n eulogy of the divine   scheme
ever-lasting death.
"For myself,"  said  Miss  C
in an autobiographical reference
can say 1 have had to work bar
everything I happen to have.   I
fought my light entirely alone.
few have done their best to h
me,    but    I have always welc
difficulties and hindrances as so
matter to be fought and conq
Difficulties and hindrances mak
work all the more interesting,
all, every profession is like a
public school, wherein the boys
be licked into shape.   It really
not matter how long or how s
the licking, provided that the
shape nnd quality be at    last
Finch & Finch are receiving
ladies' kid gloves for spring, ii
ing Dent's, Perrin's and C
ranging from one dollar up.
Preserved PLUMS, PEAI
and home made. Insist on 1


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