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Array New Houses For Sale
A number of new homes, Modern in
every respect. Easy monthly instalments. ! '■
B.C. Land & InTestment Agoncy Ld.
40 Government St.
Vol. II.   No. t.
Tikes place on February loth.
Remember that for
you should go to
(Corner F'irt and Broad Streets.) />
Price 8 Cents.
I J • III'    "ilWTW
Aylmer Canned Peaches
■ \>i-^ kfi     aOpCENT^ A Tl'-v     •*r,,:".:
DIXI H. ROSS, &aCO«/The independent Cash Grocers
Concerning the
Lumber Combine
A  Lumber Man  Writes of the
methods by Which High Prices
Are Sustained.
•finest Quality.   Always Sweet.   Beautiful to Look
At,   pelicious to Eat.   Try It.
London and Vancouver.Bakery
| Phone 861
Feed your Chickens with CRACKED Corn-the best and cheapest feed on the market
125 Government Street.
Under Entirely New Management
Hotel Victoria
The Old Established and
Popular House
The Victoria is steam heated throughout;
has the best SAMPLE ROOMS in the city,
and has been refurnished from top to bottom.
Munday's Shoe Sale
Ladies' Long Kid Boots, were $2.50 and $3.50, sale price $1.75
Gent's Black and Tau Calf Skin Boots; English make, were $7 and $7.50,
Sale price, $4.75.
89 Government Street.
p Cold Weather Inducement
Johnson's Fluid Beef, 16 oz.
Bovril Cordial, 16 oz 	
11 11 4 oz	
11 " 2 oz	
.1 " I  oz	
. ....;....$I.OO
.' '.. .65
I ,„o««.      CARNE'S CASH GROCERY, |
13  WW"" Corner Yates and Broad Streets. i
.    "   ~~   you miss an opportunity if you do nor take advantage of our
This Month «.—„_.-.£.
loaiifv Yourself for a Lucrative Business Career
'       eolleae tor Shorthand, Typewriting, Bookkeeping,
Telegraphy, »d. Writing, Etc.
KoW opened for Gentlemen as well as Ladies.     Remember, PROCRASTINATION IS THE
loth Century Business Training College
*V Corner Vutes and Broad Sts., Victoria, B.C,^ ^_
„, B._we will return the pupil's fees il we do not accomplish what we promise.
Editor, The Week—For the last three
years the lumber mills of British Columbia have been conducted under the
rules of the association of mill owners,
otherwise known as the lumber combine, whose primary object very naturally is to keep up the price of lumber.
There are signs now that the price of
lumber is coming down, but this 'can
only be for a time, and is done probably
to help out an overstocked market.   It
seems certain that those who have once
tied up a market successfully will succeed in doing so again.   Probably Victoria is as great a sufferer by this local
system of trust as any other part of
canada.   While situated in the heart of
the    lumber    industry and  wiih local
mills crowding each other out for a
local market, the price of lumber remains  unusually high.     All  last year
lumber sold as high  as  $13  for the
rough article, which must leave a profit of at least 40 per cent to the mills.
The builders and contractors are in
many cases in the hands of the mills
and  should  they  attempt  to  purchase
lumber   outside   the combine,   prices
would suffer and boycotting probably
would be  resorted to by the association.    The  result to  the  consumer is
that building operations  are restricted
and less work is available.    This can
be seen now, for in spite of an increasing population    and progressive times
there  is  little  doing  in  the  building
How long are the consumers going
to put up with this state of things, and
pay the high prices which are unwarranted in a place like Victoria? We
are supposed to live in a free country
and flatter ourselves that we are not
made the subject of combines and
trusts such as are carried on in the
United States, but when we come to
look into the matter we find that we |
are as badly off as the Americans are,;
and suffer in much the same way.
The persistent cry of the lumber men
for a higher protective duty for foreign
lumber coming into Canada has for its
object the maintaining of the same high
figures that have prevailed in ihe three
last years to the great detriment of the
development of the Northwest provinces. Probably the new emigrants who
are settling up the West are more dependent on a supply of cheap lumber
than anything else, and should they fail
to obtain a cheap supply or find the
market rigged as it was last year they
will find some other means of building not so conducive to health, but
within their means, and to the great
detriment of the   community.
If the local builders and contractors
of Victoria or any other place as a
body were prepared to seek their supplies in any market where they could
obtain what they require at the cheapest rate without the fear of being boycotted by the local mills, as is at present tlie case, there would be a'far larger
development in the building trade than
there is at present.
Cheap lumber encourages building
operations and develops a town very
rapidly, but with the ruling prices
building remains restricted and there is
very little development in local industries. Thc tide of immigration is setting towards the West, but when it
arrives it will find tbe means of building comfortable homes restricted and
hampered by the high prices in lumber,
the only object of which is to enhance
thc wealth of a few mill owners who
hold the market in order to add to
their own wealth at the expense of thc
community. They call this kind of
thing "a trust" for respectability's sake,
but it is downright robbery of the poor
and the needy, and cannot fail in the
long run to injure any community or
district where it holds the field.
Any mother of * handsome baby,
whose age does not exceed seven years,
is invited to bring a copy of The Week
to the office, View street, where by
paying len cents she can receive an
order which will entitle her to a photograph of the baby free at Mr. Eyres'
photo studio, Yates street. As in the
ordinary case the charge would be $1.50 j
this is a chance that no mother should j
Lady flinto's
Hospital Fund
Nearly   One   Thousand   Dollars
Subscribed at Meeting Held at
Government House.
Who has seen another as handsome r
At the end of February a prize of
$2 will be given to ihe photograph of
the handsomest baby whose age does
not exceed four years. Tlle name of
the judge will be announced later.
The picture published herewith is a
sample of Mr. Eyres' clever work in
this department of the photographic
Our Vanishing Wars.ups:
11. M. S. Bonaventure is expected
to sail to Hongkong early in March to
join the China squadron.
Victoria's  Water   Supply:
Arthur L. Adams, a Califomian ex-:
pert,   has  been   selected   by   the   City j
Council to report upon the waterworks!
system and the proposed much needed
improvements thereto.
Thc New Collector:
The Times says that an ordcr-in-
council will be passed at Ottawa to-day!
nr on Monday appointing Mr. J. C.
Newbury, acting collector, Collector of
Customs in Victoria. Mr. Newbury has
been in the department since September. 1883.
Assessment Commission:
The Assessment   Commission sat on
Thursday to hear thc evidence of Mr.
John   Oliver,   M.P.P.,   and   other  witnesses.    Mr.   Oliver   argued   that   the'
act was unworkable in regard to farm-'
ers' taxation  as  it  was impossible to. |
assess a large part of the produce of
the farm.
Victoria's Librarian:
On Thursday evening thc City Council selected Dr. J. G. Hands from the
47 applicants for the position as Li-
brarian. On thc opening of the Car-!
negic Library the librarian's salary will
be increased from $60 per month lo 1
$75. On the first ballot, four applicants
were in the running: Sydney Child,
Dr. Hands, A. G. Duncan and J. M.
Murdock. Dr. Hands, who is sixty
years of age. is said to have excellent
qualifications for the position.
While some farmers of Washington,
Pennsylvania, were slaughtering bogs
recently one of the animals began
munching a cartridge which blew its
head off, The pig's jaw struck a bystander, causing the loss of his sight.
Inspector Dick Exonerated:
Official announcement has been made
that Mr. Archibald Dick, inspector of
mines, has been exonerated by the commission, presided over by His Honor
Judge Spinks. The Minister of Mines
stated that the evidence failed to disclose any wrongdoing on the part of
Inspector Dick, and in his report, it is
understood that Judge Spinks very
highly commends the work of this official in the Fernie district. Iu substance the charge preferred against Mr.
Dick was that he had accepted a retainer of $300 a month from thc Crow's
Nest Coal Company while acting as an
official of the government.
A large number attended the meeting in Government House on Wednesday afternoon last, the object of which
was to ask the assistance of all those
wiio are interested in and wish to assist
in carrying out the Lady Minto Cottage Hospital scheme. His Honor Sir
Henri Joly took the chair, and in a
few words heartily welcomed those
present. He explained about the Cottage Hospital Fund, and the necessity
of erecting these hospitals in the iso-.
lated logging and mining districts of'
the province. His Honor congratulated
the Woman's Council on the good work
they had already done in this line, and
he gave them his best wishes for their
success in the future.
Mrs. Day, president of the Local
Council of Women, then addressed the
meeting, and explained how successful
Lady Aberdeen had been in her organization of the Victorian Order of
Nurses throughout the Dominion. She
spoke, also, of Lady Minto's praiseworthy efforts lo start this Cottage
Hospital fund and of her great success in Eastern Canada. In conclusion
she said she was sure that the appeal
of the Local Council of Women for
assistance in this great and noble work
would not be in vain. "We do not
ask," she said, "for your help for ourselves in Victoria, adequately supplied
as we are with hospitals and skilled
medical aid, of which we are justly
proud; but we do ask it for those in
less fortunate circumstances—unknown
to us, it may be, but near to us in the
common brotherhood of suffering humanity, who are helping to develop the
resources of this vast Dominion, and
going, often as pioneers, into districts
where medical help is difficult and expensive to obtain, and a nurse unknown."
Mayor Barnard was then asked to
read several selections from the charter of the Victorian Order of Nurses,
which convinced all present of the
strictly business-like way in which
everything is conducted in connection
with this institution.
His   Honor  next    introduced    Mrs.
Goodrich,  whose appeal  for assistance
in  this charitable  work moved    many
present.    Mrs.    Goodrich    said:    "As
you have heard, when Lady Minto was
here she was most anxious to meet as
many as possible of thc Victorian people in order to speak with them about
thc fund she was raising towards the
expenses  of the  Victorian  Order  and
towards  annually  endowing a  Cottage
Hospital  in  an outlying district.    Unfortunately she was unable to arrange
a meeting,  but  she talked  the matter
over with mc and I undertook to act
as 'telephone,' if I may use the expression,  to whoever might be  found    to
take  the  matter  in  hand.    Mrs.   Day
offered  to read thc address    left    by
Lady Minto,  which  she had hoped to
deliver to the general meeting of the
Council  of Women.    It was then  resolved  to  refer it  to  the    executive
council, and it is due to thc sympathy
and energy of that committee that thc
present  meeting  is  being    held,  from
which   wc  hope   for  great   results.    I
have not the honor to belong to   the
Council of Women, and 1 greatly appreciated   the  courtesy  of  thc   invitation to attend their meeting, and felt
it a great privilege to be made chairman  of the  sub-committee    then    appointed to devise thc best method    of
raising  the   funds.    It  is   with   great
diffidence I venture to address you now,
but  I   feel  very  strongly  about    this
scheme, and though I am not a British
Columbian, surely I may claim cousin-
ship.    Moreover,  I   have,  I  regret  to
say, been an inmate of your splendid
Jubilee Hospital.    Nor can I ever forget or  repay the care and    kindness
shown mc there.   But I was a stranger,
far from home, and when Lady Minto
spoke to mc of these Cottage Hospitals in outlying districts, I felt I could
understand better than many what they
mean  to those men and  women scattered throughout this vast Dominion.
"We have all  heard of the agonies £g
suffered by men carried many, many
miles after an accident before their
sufferings could be attended to, perhaps too late to be of any use, maybe
dying on the way, of women's lives
sacrificed for want of medical attention,
of children dying in their despairing
mothers' arms from the same reason.
And, Alas! pioneers in any country
wwl face these dangers, they open
out vast continents but often at the
risk their lives. And the brave women who accompany them, to my mind,
have need of greater courage than the
men. They are so alone—no other
woman to speak to for months . together. They have often been gently
brought up and have no idea of what
they will have to do and endure. I
think, by the way, that the practical
side of girls' education is shamefully
neglected in England—I spoke to one
such who said it was worth all the pain
of an operation just to see another
woman about her for a time. All this
you know—probably far better than I
can tell you. Possibly each one here
has a relation or friends up country and
often stretches out yearning hands longingly to help them in their need—but
in vain.   ' '  '
"The origin of the Victorian Order
has been told you. How Lady Minto
raised a fund called the Lady Minto
Hospital' Fund' from which twelve Hospitals have been substantially helped—
three in British Columbia, Revelstoke,
Kaslo and Vernon—and how several
have come into existence much sooner
than would otherwise have been pos-
sibl. So greatly are these appreciated
that no less than twenty-two applications have been received for further
hospitals, as can be seen by the maps.
In many cases nurses only are sent but
as soon as possible some kind of hospital is started or local efforts fostered
and encouraged. The Victorian Order itself has been much helped—I am
quoting from Lady .Minto's address—
The nursing has been supplied through
it, and many interesting and attractive
spheres have been thrown open to
nurses anxious to prove worthy of such
promotion from the ranks of regular
District nurses. Several of these hospitals have organized themselves as
training schools for probationers in
their own localities.
"I may mention here that Lady Minto
told me the training of the nurses and
the Regulations or Conditions under
which they join the Order have been
altered and modified. I speak under
correction but I think the length of
probation is shortened and also the
term for which they undertake to remain in the Order is curtailed.
"It was originally intended that each
Local Board should contribute to the
Central. Most Districts however, are
quite unable to do so, many are not
■ven self-supporting. The success of
the Cottage Hospital scheme has of.
course, enormously increased the work
of the Chief Lady Superintendent, an
assistant has had to be engaged to help
her, and, as in all works of this kind,
success leads obviously to greater expenditure. To meet this and to put the
scheme on a firm basis for the future,
Lady rninto once more exerted herself
—and no one who has not been
through a labour of this kind can at
all appreciate what an exertion it is
to rai^e a furthei fund, an Endowment
Fund, the annual interest of which is
to guarantee the expenses of the Central office and to provide an annual
grant for at least one hospital. But
Lady Minto was not able to raise the
whole sum necessary before leaving
Canada—that is a sum representing
$5,ooo a year. When she was here $25,-
000 was still wanting. The Eastern,
towns had responded nobly. You have
heard of the $51,000 of Toronto, of
the $36,000 of Montreal and so on.
British Columbia has already three Cottage Hospitals and asks for four more
—and I am sure they are needed—but
so far British Columbia has given no
practical help towards the Fund. The
use of these Hospitals has been shown,
the good they do not only in helping
to cure the body but in many cases the
mind also, is perhaps not fully appreciated. A man is brought back to home
ways, I might almost say to civilization.
He has time to think and rest, rest
moral and mental as well as physical
The sight of those devoted, good women, their gentle cheerful care and
cleanliness has done many a man—aye,
and woman too—untold good.
I want to emphasize this as a commercial asset as well as an elevating
fact, for to develope this vast Dominion, to secure its future prosperity, we
require men and women sound in mind
as well as in body.
"I know you have many good works
to help, but I feel sure of the sympathy
of Victoria, of the whole of British
Columbia towards this work and that
the necessary fund will be raised, in
small sums may be, but that it will be
raised I am also sure and be one more
evidence of the prosperity, charity and
brotherly love that undoubtedly exist
to an unusual degree among the people
of this part of the British Empire.
His Lordship, Bishop Perrin, then
stated that he thought that if subscriptions were to be asked for at the meeting, it should be done at once, as the
appeal of the preceding speaker had
surely reached every breast. His Lordship felt strongly impressed with the
idea that all who had heard were ready
to respond, and in a hearty manner.
A letter from Mr. A. C. Flumerfelt
was then read by Canon Beanlands, in
which he expressed his regret at not
being able to attend the meeting, and
enclosed a cheque for $100.
The Rev. Mr. Westman, on behalf
of the Ministerial Association of the
city, then spoke of the good work that
was being accomplished by the Victor
ian Order of Nurses and Cottage Hospitals.
Mrs. Macaulay , president of the Victorian Order of Nurses of Vancouver,
spoke interestingly of the steps which
bad been taken in that city towards
furthering the work.
The Hon. F. J. Fulton concluded the
meeting with a few words in praise of
the many charitable institutions with
which he had come in cotact of late
and said he was confident that success
would crown the efforts of the Local
Council of Women iu this, which he
considered the greatest of all charitable
Mrs. Goodrich and Mrs. Barnard
then took charge of the subscription
list, and contributions were received to
the amount of , $094.50, with many
promises of additional  subscriptions.
His Honor then invited all present
to afternoon tea, which was served in
the dining hall, after which the gathering dispersed, and thus ended one of
the most successful meetings of the
kind ever held in this city.
Among those present were noticed
Mr . and Mrs. James Dunsmuir, Mrs.
Gillespie, Mrs. Little, Mrs. C. H. Todd,
the Misses Galletly, Mrs. Gore, Mrs.
Berkley, Mrs. Pooley, Mrs. Ker, Mrs.
Prior, Mfs. Spencer, Mrs. Rocke-Rob-
ertson, Mrs. T. Burnes, Mr. Alexis
Martin, Mr. F.. B. Pemberton, Mrs.
Frank Barnard, Miss Loewen, Mrs.
Campbell, Miss Beanlands, Mr. D.
Spencer, Mrs. Perrin, Dr. and Mrs.
Hasell, Commodore Goodrich, Capt.
and Mrs. Bunbury, Rev. J. H. and Mrs.
Sweet, Mrs. Luxton, Mrs. Beaven, Mrs.
Pemberton, Miss Pemberton, Mrs. H.
Beaven, Rev. Baugh and Mrs. Allen,
Miss Lawson, Mrs. Troup, Miss Harvey, Mrs. Watts, Miss Agnes Deans
Cameron, Miss O'Reilly, Mrs. Hall,
Mrs. H. Barnard, Mrs. Spofford, Bishop
Cridge and Mrs. Cridge, Miss Crease,
Mrs. Jenkins and a host of others.
Jno. W. Mcintosh, the newly appointed chief of police in New Westminster, entered on his duties on Saturday last. Mr. Mcintosh, until recently police court clerk in Vancouver,
is a native of Nova Scotia.
• •   •
Mr. H. S. Cayley, barrister and solicitor, formerly of Grand Forks, has
opened an office in Revelstoke and will
in  future  practice  in that  town.
• •   •
The re-trial of Wong On and Wong
Gow, for the murder of Man Quan,
manager of the Chinese theatre a year
ago, has occupied the special assize
court all this week, Mr. Justice Martin is presiding.
• *   •
Jos. Peebles, sentenced by Magistrate
Russell of Vancouver to 23 months'
penal servitude and 160 lashes for indecent assault has been released from
the B. C. Pentitentiary by order of the
Secretary of State, Ottawa, as the result of representations made by the convict's friends after serving about half
his time. Of the lashes, 120 were remitted by a former order of the Secretary of State.
• •   •
On Wednesday morning J. McCork-
all's tailoring shop on Broad street was
entered by a burglar who got away
with a quantity of cloth.
• «   •
The Vancouver divorce suits of
Greenway vs. Greenway and Thompson vs. Thompson have been stood over
by Mr. Justice Morrison until the next
Assizes, owing to some doubt as to
whether proper notice of trial had been
served on the defendants. Both suits
arise from the alleged elopement of Mr.
Greenway with Mrs. Thompson.
»   *   *
Two Japanese fishermen were fined
$16 each in the Victoria poke court
for fishing with nets in the harbor.
Richard M. King has been remanded in the Victoria police court on a
number of charges of obtaining money
under false pretences and theft. King
is erroneously reported in one of the
daily papers as being heir to an English baronetcy.
Times are dull in the Boundary Mining camp owing chiefly to lack of
water. People on the lookout for jobs
are advised to avoid that district at
present. The boarding houses are full
of men waiting for something   to   get
• •   •
After a brief shut down owing to
lack of power, the second furnace at
the B.  C.  Copper Co.'s smelter was
blown in Monday.
• *  *
The Slocan Star has contracted to
supply 2,500 tons of zinc ore to the
U. S. Zinc Co. at Puebla, Colo. The
ore will run thirty-five per cent. zinc.
Three months will be needed to ship it.
»  »  »
James Cronin, general manager of
the St. Eugene silver mine in East
Kootenay, has accepted the general
managership of the War Eagle and
Centre Star mines. Mr. Cronin is a
director of both companies. He succeeds E. B. Kirby, who recently resigned.
* *   *    ■
At present three coal drills are working in the Nicola district: One at the
Diamond Vale Co.'s property, and one
each at Lumbum lake and the Cold-
water. These properties are all believed to contain a large area of coal
and the drilling to ascertain the extent
and quality of it. First class coking
coal is known to be in the Nicola but
its extent has never been defined, some
of the strata being at great depth.
»   *   *
The total silver yield of the United
States for 1904 amounted to 54,300,000
ounces. This had a coining value of
$70,206,060 and a commercial value of
* *   *
The Gold River Mining and Power
Company has made great progress during the past season in the construction
of a dam at Bull river, and the development of the placer mines. The company is said to have one of the best
mining propositions in Southeast Kootenay. A large quantity of machinery
will be installed during tbe coming
* *   *
In the past there has been but four
mines in Southeast Kootenay that have
shipped ore. A large number of promising properties have from 50 to 5,000
tons of ore on their dumps ready for
snipment, and the) increased tonnage
for 1905 will come from these new producers.
During the year 1904 the Granby
smelter treated 596,252 tons of ore, an
increase of 45 per cent, over the business of 1903. The ore produced 50,694
ozs . of gold; 217,472 ozs. of silver, and
17,843.399 lbs. of copper.
Items of Interest Gathered From
All Farts of the
The people of Revelstoke are looking forward to prosperous times. This
year it is reported that an appropriation of $1,700,000 for railroad improvements in that division has gone through
en bloc. The new station and yard improvements and other projected work
will give employment to a large number of men. The mining and lumbering business of the district also is in a
promising condition.
* *   *
John Houston, M. P. P., Mayor of
Nelson, has been presented with a
purse of $500 as a testimonial by his
supporters in the recent municipal campaign.
Negotiations between the C. P. R.
and the B. C. Electric Railway Company have resulted in the 'atter company receiving running rights over
the railway from Vancouver to Steves-
ton. The company expects to start running by July 1, and will provide an
hourly schedule for passenger cars, the
fares being much reduced from the
rates charged on the C. P. R. trains,
it is expected that the new service will
encourage settlement along this line.
* *   *
Mr. Chas. H. Mackintosh, the "governor," has been appointed managing
director of a new weekly paper, The
Canadian   Inkr-Occan,  which    is    to
If you are in want of a HIGH GRADE SCOTCH WHISKY
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to be absolutely pure.
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The Banner Clothing Event of the Season
Fit-Reform Dissolution Sale
All Winter Stock, all Solitary Overcoats and Suits
selling at a great sacrifice.
Here's where the shrewd buyer catches on. Get here
ahead of others—have the best yourself.
73 Government Street
have offices in Toronto, Winnipeg and
this city.
*   *   *
The Great Northern salmon cannery,
situated on English Bay, which was
the property of Mr. E. Godman, has
been purchased by Messrs. Wm. Mcpherson and M. B. Wilkinson. The
price paid was $10,500.   All the stock
will be turned over to the buyers latei
and the total amount paid is expecte
to reach $20,000. The Observato:
cannery on Observatory Inlet,
owned by Mr. Godman, has been pui
chased by Mr. Jno. Wallace, a weB
known canner. The price paid is n<
known, but is believed to be aboi
$12,000. THE WEEK, SATURDAY JAN. 28, 1908
Agnes Deans Cameron says that Boys and Girls should be
taught together.
Shfydd our boys and girls study in
the same class-room?   I have been ask-'
ed to answer this question, and to give
reasons   for   the faith; that is in   me.
My reply if a'decided and unhesitati-
ing "Yes."   A shepherd in the Scottish Highlands once feelingly remarked, "Honesty is the best policy;   I've
tried .baith."   So, as regards mixed and
separate schools, my verdict is not visionary or theoretical; like the old Scot,
for two  decades  I've tried baith.    I
casbest speak, from my own experience, . and trust that you will pardon
the ever recurring persona?   pronoun.
I think I have exhausted in one earth-
life every possible phase   of teaching
Which B. C. affords.
•Beginning at tne tender age of fif-
- tfcen,, I, taught for two years in Angela
College, a private school    for   girls;
then followed a year in the mixed rural
school.. • then back to Victoria to the
separate Girls' Central   School;   I was
then made first assistant in the separate Boys' Central school; from there
I was transferred to the mixed High
school, where I taught for four years;
and for the last ten years I have been
connected with a mixed graded school.
■ Dull,  indeed  the  teacher to  whom
the children have taught   no lessons
through all these revolving years! The
children themselves  are thc best part
of the complex school machinery;   on
the whole children are better   people
than the grown-ups are, more truthful,
more  generous,  more  direct  and  sincere.    At our conventions  (when we
i   are   allowed to go!)  in   our   school
journals, and wherever teacher   meets
teacher, we talk largely about "educating the cnild."   I often doubt if what
we teach him will begin to weigh in
the balance with what he teaches us
But to come to my subject. Why
should boys and girls study side by
side in the same school room? Well,
because it is the natural plan. Why
should they not so study? The burden
of proof should surely lie with the special pleader who is to take up the other
side of this question. The trouble is
with all these controversial questions
regarding child life, they go as deep
as life itself, one cannot discuss them
on the surface.
Ask ten people,
sent to school?" and nine of them will
answer, "To train them for after life;
to teach them to become good and useful men and women." These same people will tell you that this life of ours
is merely a probation, a preparing for
a heavenly, beatific life that is to come.
This is the idea of the writers of
hymns, who delight in calling this good
n world "a fleeting show," "a vale of
tears;" who exclaim with unction,
"How vain are all things here below,
„, how false and yet how fair; each
|l, pleasure hath its poison, too, and every
sweet a snare!" If I were a parson,
I'd be ashamed to stand up in my pulpit on a glorious spring morning when
(the meadow-lark is singing in the oak
■ trees, and give out that hymn to the
people who had come in from God's
good sunshine to hear me preach.
I think we miss so much when we
look upon any part of life as merely
preparation for some other more important part that is to follow. If we
all, boys and girls, men and women,
could realize that all life is earnest,
that every minute of it counts, that it
is all worth while, we would gain in
dignity. For my own part, I believe
that I will never have five minutes
fraught with greater responsibilities or
greater possibilities than these five minutes that I am living now. Life on
earth as well as life in heaven ought
to be standard existence. Time is moment for moment as valuable as what
succeeds time; childhood as youth,
youth as middle life, middle life    as
Of late, the columns of our daily
papers have been full of pleas for
"practical" teaching. Such expressions
as these were reiterated, "We must prepare our boys and girls for practical
life;" "The state must teach its children to get a living;" "We want our
schools to train practical men and women."
0, the pity of it! "To get a living,"
is that all? The state to erect fine
buildings, and pay teachers, and put all
the costly machinery of education into
motion in order that hoys and girls
after they cease to be boys and girls,
may be able to earn three meals a day
and be clothed and live under a roof!
Why, an Indian or a bhtcjay will solve
[that problem for you, without even-one
session at the Normal school.
I contend that the object of sending
boys and "girls to school" is not that
they may learn- to be good men and
women, but that they may be good boys
and girls. Similarly, men and women
are not placed on this earth merely "to
earn a living;" neither is this present
life merely a preparation or probation
for some more real life that is to come.
But, as character is making day by
day, it is patent that every stage of
life has its influence on that which follows.
The grave importance of a teacher's
work is forced home when we realize
that boys and girls are not incomplete
adults, but standard persons of a certain class or kind. No one.who thinks
could ever mistake a boy for a dwarf
or a mannikin. And it is another fact
more obtrusive than this one, that wise
teaching must deal with children as
beings valuable on their own account,
having their own ideas, interests, and
ends, and not as abridged or pigmy
adults. To govern and deal with children from the point of view of what
they are to be, not from the point of
view of what they actually are, is to
pursue an unnatural line and to make
abortive much that you attempt.
He who cannot appreciate child joy,
child sorrow, may go square circles, he
can never in the true sense be said to
teach. Children are indeed to a considerable extent a separate race, their
natures not exhausted, hardly even
hinted at by the destiny of most of
them to grow older.
And herein do I. find my great comfort when a brave boy, a true    and
sweet girl, is cut down by death.   God
has not failed.   They did not die in
vain.   In spite of the fact that society
had tried to force upon them merely
a preparatory life, their lives were rich
with generous ideals which gave them
a dignity and a finality which no number of further years on this earth could
have   deepened.   And   mid-life, manhood and womanhood, does it become
what it is, so strong, so rich, so potential,  from  the  fact that  if it  continues  it  will  soon become old  age?
No; as I have said, all life is standard
Why are children   ijfe • n0 part of it is mere preparation.
"But,"  I  hear some one object, "the
Bic'c  always  presents  eternity  as  tht
finality   of  our   existence    a|pd   Time
never as a finality."   That is true, but
let us see that we truly understand it.
Eternity in the Bible is not hereafter
or yonder any more than it is now
and here.   It is just the upper aspect,
the  skyward phase of any here  and
now.   Today used rightly is an element
of   eternity.    And   so   in   schools   we
strive for something more than teaching every boy to be a carpenter  and
every girl to  cook.    The    age cries,
"Teach us how to get a living."    Let
us as teachers listen to the still, small
voice crying from the: deep heart.of
humanity itself, "Teach its how to live."
And in so doing, why do we gather
boys and girls together under the same
school roof tree?   Because it is God's
own plan, the family plan of interdependence, and each has so much that
he can teach the other.
It is a much more complex problem
to teach boys and girls together than
to teach either separately, you say.
Most true. I grant you this at the outset. To retire into a monastery, a
cave, or a tub, is a simpler life than to
live in the hurly-burly of a modem
city, and there is equally no question
about which is the richer of the two
lives. It takes a stronger and wiser
teacher to teach a mixed school than
it does to teach a separate one. When
you bring boys and girls together in
the one school, you have exemplified
the statement that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The true
teacher in a hoys' school must understand boys, the successful teacher of
girls must sympathize with girls; the
ideal teacher of the mixed school must
be in her nature both boy and girl.
When trustees and superintendents
realize this, we will find the strongest
teachers in our mixed schools, and to
them will the largest salaries be paid.
It is the teachers of the separate
schools of Victoria wlio now get the
higher salaries.
Why do we educate boys and girls
together? Let me answer that question by asking another one: Why are
not all the boy-babies born into one
family and all the girl-babies into an
other? Why, when the nurse maids-
take their children out to the park to
pick daisies, do not they draw a line
on the sod and put all the little boys
on one side of it and all the little girls
on the other, with Officer Carter to see
that no one inadvertently crosses the
Rubicon?" Why don't we have the men
walk up one side of Government St.
and the women the other? Why 's
there not a sex line down the middle
aisle of our churches and theatres and
concert halls?
No longer' ago than last week an
Englishman asked' me: "But don't you
find that your boys make your girls
rough?" I could honestly answer:
"No; but I do'find that the girls make
the boys courteous and well groomed."
Then he tried the other tack: "Does
it n:>t make the boys 'girly' and weak-
spirited and unfit for manly games
when they study with girls?" I asked
him if he played a better or worse
gam; of Rugby or lacrosse when the
grandstand was filled with ladies wearing his club colors, and shouting for
his side?
When it comes to the actual school
room studies I find each sex an incentive io the other. As a rule, girls are
better at the so-called "English" subjects—literature, grammar, composition
—thai boys are; perhaps, speaking
broadly, boys are more apt at mathe-
mati-s This gives you a high classroom standard for both branches, which
is a decided help.    Boys  learn  from
the £«ils to "take pains;" girls learn
that !>oys despise tale-bearing. No girl
wants to be beaten by a "mere boy;"
a boy of spirit will not willingly take
second place in his class to a girl.
Your 'mixed" school room is the world
in small. Room here for the suppression of all faults, the cultivation of all
One objection I heard, years ago, to
the mixed schools. It was a mother
this time: "Do you not think the
meeting of boys and girls in the same
classes every day will rob mature life
of its glamour; how could a girl respect and marry as a man a boy that
she once 'spelled down' in class?"
To this, I will adduce history. Two
generations ago or three generations
ago, the only schools in Canada were
the mixed schools, the little old red
school houses of our grandfathers and
grandmothers. Through pine woods
and maple clearings, carrying their
lunches in tin bucket and checked
hanky, did grandfather and grandmother trudge. They drank from the
same dipper and thumbed the same
spelling book. Did their lives lack romance? Have we, with all our modern
methods, our clay modelling and paper
folding, our domestic science and
'nature lessons" (?) evolved a race
which mentally, morally or physically
is worthy to tie their shoe strings?
Again: When you educate boys and
girls in separate ■ school rooms, you
teach them different subjects. With
the advocates of the separate school, it
appears to be thought wise to teach
boys things which women do not learn,
in order to give women a degree of respect for men's attainments, which
they would not be so likely to feel if
they were prepared to estimate them
critically. This was what obtained in
the Mother Country half a century ago.
The educations of the two sexes were
very trenchantly separated. The boys
learned Greek and Latin, of which the
girls were innocent; the girls learned
Italian or French, which the boys
could neither speak nor read. The
girls studied so-called "fine art;" all
healthy boys had a fine contempt for it.
The intellectual separation of the sexes
was marked and complete, the received
idea being that a man could not learn
what girls learned without effeminacy,
,nd that if a brave, earnest woman aspired to man's knowledge, she forfeited the delicacy of her sex.
It needs no seer to realize that when
the boys and girls so educated became
men and women and joined their lives
in marriage, that there was no common
ground of intellectual culture on which
to meet.
This powerful prejudice in favor of
an artificial sex line in education had
not even the virtue of antiquity to commend it.    When  we go back to the
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block away, you will see an old church building surrounded by maples. On its windows appear the
inscription, "Thos. R. Cusack, Printer," and
within its walls is contained the finest and most complete printing plant in British Columbia. The newest uf typesetting machines, fast-running presses and
a well selected variety of the latest types faces, all
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The cravenetting process don't make
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may be obtained at the "Fit-Reform," Government street. Price,
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Has the revolt in Russia been nipped
in the bud?
It looks like it. Much depended upon
the attitude of the soldiers, and so far
as we can learn at this distance, the
discipline of the soldier lias triumphed
over llic heart of the man. The unfortunate workmen of St. Petersburg have
been taught a lesson, one that they
might have learned from history, that
it is possible to argue with autocracy
only with sword in hand. The workmen were unarmed. They desired to
tell the Czar their troubles, to appeal
to the "Little Father" for help. They
received the answer from the rifles of
the "Little Father's" guards—exactly
what they might have expected.
The Russian of the lower class is an
ill-conditioned fellow, hopelessly ignorant, superstitious, not too clean, liable
to drunkenness, slavish—just what he
has been made by Russian Autocracy.
Probably, though, he has human feelings in him, a fatuous desire for justice, a vague sense of the rights of
manhood. He knows now what he will
get when he desires to make known
nis grievances. But he hasn't got a
rifle. i „«i i ^.i<""(
Students of history can afford to be
patient. They will see that the tragical
fiasco of January 22nd is only the first,
. overt move in a great game.
The pale, nervous young man who
was so afraid of iris people that, surrounded as he was by loyal troops, he
dared not play the man and meet them
.face to face-vthe Czar of all the Rus-
sias—is a very pitiable object,- indeed,
to men and angels. His fate is certain
in one way. ' He will not continue
long on the' throne of his fathers.
•Whetner he will remove himself or be
removed remains to be" seen.
It is not clear that temporary peace
prevails in Russia. Telegraphic des-
■ patches arc to be mistrusted. With
the establishment of martial law in St.
Petersburg and elsewhere the censor-
snip, we may feel assured, is being exercised skillfully. Still, there is no immediate prospect of success for thc revolutionists of Russia. The opportunity
came at a moment when, so far as we
can judge, they were ill prepared to
take advantage of it. They had no
arms. And without arms the people
cannot fight the soldiers with any hope
of success.
But, in the words of that strange
man of the hour, Father Gopon, there
is now a stream of blood between the
"Little Father" and his people, and
friends of freedom may rest satisfied
that the revolt, commenced so disastrously, is not yet over, nor will be
over until a new system of government is established in Russia.
The chaotic and discreditable condition of Ontario politics during the last
few years rendered a change of administration    absolutely    necessary.     Mr.
Ross has done good service to the
eastern province in the past, but the
Liberal party in Ontario were too
strong for him and the wire-pullers
and political hangers-on ran the government to suit themselves, with Mr.
Ross as a figure head. The more recent history of the Ross regime has
consisted simply of the long, soulless
struggle of the Liberals to retain power
contrary to the will of the people, and
of the reckless and corrupt practices
that inevitably result from such a
situation. All Canada will breathe
freer now that the end has come. Ontario should set an example of political
decency to the younger provinces; of
late it has set an example which any
other province in the Dominion would
be ashamed to follow. The eastern
press sometimes is pleased to sneer at
British Columbia, but no government
guilty of the sins that lie upon the
heads of the Ross administration could
exist in this Province for a month.
British Columbia has earned a reputation for political eccentricity not so
much by reason of the character of our
politicians as through the < unbalanced
and unearned abuse of writers in our
own newspapers. If a man slanders
his own country and countrymen, he is
sure to be believed by outsiders. But
his work does not commend itself to
those who have the interests of the
country at heart. Ontario can now begin again witli a clean slate, and Canadians will hope that Mr. Whitney will
prove worthy of the great responsibility that lies upon him.
The Victoria Times, always pugilis-
tically inclined in its editorial columns,
has been taking up arms in defense of
the vermiform appendix, an organ
known to fame in connection with the
popular disease called appendicitis. The
editor of the Times is afraid that operations are being conducted unnecessarily, and with ill results for those operated 611. The edttbr is a bold man to
take a stand on such a subject; nevertheless, he may be on the right side.
From our experience—which is not
large—of the after effects of the removal of the appendix, we are inclined
to believe tnat the operation—whether
necessary or otherwise—is seriously injurious to the human system.
The recent inquiry into the conduct
of the Victoria Pilotage board has attracted public attention to the business
of that body and more particularly to
the charges made by the board for services "neither offered nor rendered."
It is pointed out that some of the
charges made, while beneficial to the
pilots, operate to the disadvantage of
the port of Victoria. We are informed,
on very reliable authority, that the
charge for pilotage into this port is
considerably higher than for pilotage
into the ports of Puget Sound, with
the natural result that shipmasters to
whom it is a matter of indifference
whether they put in to the Sound or
Victoria choose the least expensive
destination. The business of the tramp
steamers and sailors looking for freights
is well worth having. It also is urged
that Victoria is not well equipped in
respect to tug boats. If these things
are so, they require rectification.
Ihe Dominion Government has disallowed .another British Golumbia Act,
that of last session, applying the educational test to Japanese immigrants.
The ground of disallowance is "infring-
ment of federal rights" and "Imperial
interests." Whether the first reason is
technically right or not does not miich
signify; the second is an old excuse in
which nobody believes. The Provincial
Act practically is a copy of the Natal
Act in force in Natal and Australia.
Premier McBride says he will stand by
thc position the Conservative party always has taken—protection of white
labor in British Columbia.
According to Mr. B. Kennedy, M.P.
for New Westminster, one of the difficulties he experienced in his efforts
to secure the Dominion grant for an
exhibition in the Royal City this year
was that he could not get The Seven
solid, and failed to secure the signatures of Mr. Geo. Riley and Mr. Ralph
Smith to a paper to be presented to the
Ministers in favor of the grant. Mr.
Kennedy does not say whether the
members for Victoria and Nanaimo declined to sign, but people would like to
The requirements of thc increasing
business of The Week have rendered
necessary a removal to more commodious offices, and from Monday next
the home of The Week will be in
View Street, opposite the main entrance
to the Driard Hotel
Vancouver AIbo Dry.
There is a "dry" Sunday looming up.
The orders have gone forth to enforce
the laws regarding the closing hours of
saloons. The side door knock will not
be listened to tomorrow.—Vancouver
Hop© On, Hope Ever !
C. A. Des Brisay, right of way agent
of the Great Northern, recently visited
New Westminster, and rumor has it
that his mission there was in connection with the extension of the line from
Midway to the coast.—Greenwood
Too Strong For Publication.
C. F . Todd, who is among those
deeply interested in the agitation over
the closed season for salmon fishing,
was seen this morning and asked for
his views. Mr. Todd, however, declined to discuss the question, preferring
not to express his opinion at present.—
Victoria Times,
Don't Be Yellow.
The public mind in this country is
^revolting more and more against the
licentious abuse of public men.—Ladysmith Ledger.
Doubtful Satisfaction.
Since the first panicky feeling in Victoria, which arose over the decision of
the Admiralty to abandon Esquimalt
and Halifax as naval bases, our citizens have subsided into an attitude of
satisfaction in regard to the situation.—
Victoria Colonist.
Those Spendthrift Tories!
The Conservative government of Ont-
tario will start business with a surplus
in the treasury of close upon four millions of dollars. Watch it go!—Victoria Times.
The Strenuous Slocan.
A whipping bee took place at the
school on Tuesday, about 21 pupils
figuring in the wholesale castigation.—
Slocan Drill.
Editorial Amenities.
Mr. J. K Johnson, of the News-
Gazette, has unnecessarily gone to the
trouble of issuing a certificate of character for the editor of The Sun. Unfortunately we are unable to reciprocate, because we know nothing of his
birth or mode of life previous to his
residence in Grand Forks In order to relate the harrowing details of
his life here it would be necessary to
quote almost exclusively certain local
elements which are not recognized in
polite society. Suffice it to say that the
people long ago decided whether Mr.
Jonnson's record in this city has been
a disgrace to the law of the land, the
newspaper profession and the City of
Grand Forks.—Grand Forks Sun.
Mr. Oliver's Dream.
We must confess to much reluctance
to say anything that might disturb the
delightful dream which so many prominent members of the opposition are
now enjoying. In anticipation our good
friend, Mr. John Oliver, already feels
himself as the Chief Commissioner and
is reported to be busily engaged in formulating a grand scheme to make his
incumbency of the Lands Department a
notable period in provincial history.
We can easily believe it.—Vancouver
Telephone Monopoly.
Fernie is the first place in British
Columbia to make a stand for thc municipal control of the telephone system.
Her Council deserves credit for the
resolute fight put up. The telephone
monopoly is one of thc most grasping
extant, and should be dealt with before
becoming too firmly established.—New
Westminster Columbian.
Mr. Richard Hall, M.P.P., arrived at
Ottawa on Thursday to protest, on behalf of the Victoria Board of Trade,
against the proposal to suspend salmon
canning operations on the Fraser river
during 1906 and 1908. In the evening,
in company with Dr. Bell-Irving, Mr.
R. J. Ker and all members from British Columbia, a conference took place
with Hon. Mr. Prefontaine and Senator Templeman. Mr. Hall represented
how disastrous the proposal to close the
industry would be to a large section
of the people of British Columbia, but
his arguments are said not to have had
the support of a majority of the provincial representatives. A final decision
was not reached, but will be next Tuesday, when another conference with the
Minister of Fisheries takes place.
Everybody Said the Leaders
were Brown & Cooper
in reply to last week's advertisement a large number of
readers of this paper sent in replies and all said that
Brown & Cooper were the leading fish merchants of Viotoria and gave excellent reasons therefor. For name of
successful competitors see another column.
OF SHMPLES       1
Having purchased two sets of
samples at a very low figure, of 2
of the best manufacturers in Canada, they will be sold at actual
cost. We are able to do this be*
cause we got them at a great bargain. We have nearly every kind
under the sun to choose from; come
inside the store and pick out the
kinds you like the best. They are
laid out on tables in the centre of
our store. 1,500 pairs to choose
from. All sample pairs, and ou
must know that they always put
the best leather in samples.
A few more samples going at cost
price; come quick, for there is a
bargain in every pair.
See windows for display.
James Maynard
Odd Fellows' Block
85 Douglas St.
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 pi?-  , .   *
Monday evening, beginners classes.
Tuesday evening, Cotillon club.
Thursday. Social Night, 8.3oto n p.m.
Friday afternoon, children's private
class. ,   *
Saturday afternoon, general class a.15.
Private Lessons Given.
Messrs. Cooper & Linklater, the
well .viiown talors, have been clearing
out winter goods at low rates and are
preparing for the early spring trade
with a fine lot of goods. They are
making a specially just now of dress
STRAWBERRIES, Etc., home grown
and home made. Insist on having
Just Received
A large consignment of
Extra fine quality.
Ask for Price Lists.
Johnston's Seed Store,
City Market.
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Telephone 38a 155 Port Str| THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JAN.  ^8, 1908
For Private Sale
As an investment or for persons requiring
a comfortable home
in a nice locality and close in
PRICE, $1,150 EACH
Cash, or terms could be arranged
These cottages are in splendid condition. One is situated on a lot 6o feet by 62
and the other on a lot 50 feet by 50. Price quoted includes land. They are^rented at
$20 per month.
The cottages are fully equipped with
Electric Light, Sewers, Baths with Hot Water laid on, etc.
Furniture now in houses can be purchased on auctioneer's valuation, if desired.. ,
For further particulars write to M. F., Box 266, P. 0., or apply personally next
week at the office of The Week, View Street, opp. main entrance'to the Driard Hotel,
This is a good thing; look into it.
. Business Rather Dull in   the    City—
Money Still Tight—No Changes
in Prices.
The trade situation in Victoria continues dull, although hopes are entertained of a change for the better next
week, when the Legislature meets and
the tourist trade brightens up somewhat.
The retail houses are not the only
sufferers, the wholesale merchants also
complaining of dull times. The latter
class of business, however, largely dependent , upon the northern trade, always is slack in the winter months. The
primary cause of the dullness pervading
business circles is the "tightness of
money," for which the banks, probably,
are responsible.
'Ihe city sawmills are now busy cutting lumber, and there is a fair field
for employment of labor in this and
other work.
"January Sales" have held the floor
in most of the retail establishments in
the city and a fair volume of business
of- this class—at low prices—has been
done during the week.
In the wholesale markets there are
no changes of importance to note.
Flour has advanced io cents a barrel,
but this has not affected the retail
price.   Grain is unchanged.
In the retail market, fresh eggs have
dropped to 35 cents per dozen and eastern creamery butter has risen 5 cents
to 30 cents per lb. The local creamery
article is still 35' cents. Potatoes are
unchanged at $1.50 per sack.
The British ship Haddon Hall has
been hauled out on the ways at the Victoria Machinery Depot for repairs, rendered necessary by the stranding of
the vessel in South American waters.
There are forty frames to be straightened and sixteen plates to be removed.
The price of the contract is $7,000.
Shares in the Victoria Sealing Company, which cost $12.50, are being offered for sale at $2.50.
It is strange to think that there once
was a time when doctors were doomed
to celibacy. It was at the conclusion
of the' mediaeval period when medicine
was in the hands of the monks. In
France, the British Medical Journal recalls, the habit of celibacy persisted
long after the practice of medicine had
passes into lay hands. For two or
three centuries the doctor protested,
but in vain. The matter was finally
laid before the Pope, and toward the
end of the fifteenth century the vow
was abolished.
Editor, The Week: I regret to see
in your last issue that mention is made
of the possibility of Dr. Manchester's
services being lost to the Province.
Anyone who knows    how    indefatigable and conscientious he is in the discharge of his onerous duties as superintendent of the B. C. Asylum, and how
worthy he is of the great responsibility
thrown  on  him,   would   wonder  what
could induce the executive even to contemplate such a false step as to suggest his resignation,   lt has   been   a
source of comfort and relief to many
to know that their mentally afflicted
! friends should be under the care of one
j who attends so carefully to their phy-
I sical, as well as mental, condition
In a recent edition of The Hospital
(an English medical paper), there is a
short account of "The Hospital for the
Insane" at New Westminster, from
which I quote the following: "The
able superintendent, Dr. Manchester, is
here doing his level best to solve the
problem how to treat patients on the
Christian, humanitarian lines, which he
considers are thc only right and practical ones, with very limited funds and
difficulties innumerable, caused by mistakes and ignorance in the past. How
successfully he has raised the general
conditions and the individual treatment
of patients is only known by those who
were aware of the existing state of
things when he took the helm four
years ago. Instead or trestles and
boards with iron spoons and enameled
cups, the patients now sit dbwn 10 a
well-laid table, with a dietary both
varied and plentiful,, which would put
many of our county asylums to shame.
The quantity is not limited, and the
patient's hunger is always satisfied. In
addition to his ordinary official visits,
the superintendent, who personally inspects all the work carried on, pays
constant informal visits, so that any
harshness or negligence is not likely to
escape his eagle eye."
Possibly Dr. Manchester has urged
for larger supplies to enable him to
carry out the absolutely necessary additions and improvements, if tlle afflicted in mind are to be treated in the
way that humanity demands—as human beings, not brutes; as sufferers,
not outcasts. If in his anxiety to eke
out a meagre allowance to its utmost
limits he has been compelled to employ
cheap labor and has thereby insured
the wrath of the trades unionists, who
is to blame? Is he or those who refuse
the indispensable funds to blame?
Surely he, who does his utmost for the
benefit  of those  whose  weakness  and
I suffering prevent them from being able
I to protect themselves is worthy of
! respect and honor, rather than slight
I and calumny. Hoping that you may
find space for this protest—JUSTICE.
Smart   Run   on   Saturday   Last—Fast
Pace and Plenty of Jumps.
One of the jolliest runs the members
of the Victoria Hunt Club have enjoyed this season took place on Saturday last from the residence of Mr.
F. B. Pemberton on Foul Bay Road.
The horses were all in splendid condition and the pace, through Mr. Pemberton's fields and woods, was a fast
one. Tlle first check happened at
Oak Bay, where one of the huntsmen lost his glasses after getting safely
over a high fence. A few dismounted,
a search party was formed, and after
some little time the glasses were rescued from a bog hole. Then off again
they started, through Sing Kee's farm,
over slip bars, snake fences and ditches,
galloping up the long stretch of Oak
Bay beach to Mr. Bowker's land. Here
several extra jumps were arranged by
iUr. Bowker, which were all taken in
goou style, the ladies well in the lead.
"Sugarloaf" with her lady owner
tip, cleared the highest jump of the day.
Then on they went into Mr. Henderson's field, over the fence, through' Pen-
bury Brothers' farm, to the race track
gate and up the rottd, where two high
brush hurdles were erected, and a
number of spectators had gathered to
witness the jumping which was splendid. Sugarloaf and Bessie, lady riders
up, neck and neck, making grand jumps,
were closely followed by Ping-Pong
with the youngest member of the Hunt
Club up, (Miss Oney Irving) taking
the hurdles as well as the best. Out
over Mr. Bowker's land into Mr. Pres-
cott's field where also jumps were especially arranged, on through Mi)
Bishop's farm and finishing up with a
grand cross country gallop, over the
B. C. Cattle Co's land. The pace was
fast all through and the mishaps few.
The members all hope to have many
another such jolly run before the end
of the season. Those who were out
last Saturday were Mrs. Bland, Miss
V. Pooley, Mr. and Mrs. Bradburn,
Miss Walker, Miss Oney Irving, Miss
K. Devereux, Col. English, Mr. Geary.
Capt. Popham, Capt. Bunbury, Mr
Hughes, Mr. W. T. Williams, Mr, L.
H, Gamett, Mr. E. Langworthy and
Master Roy Dunsmuir.
The Dryest Sunday for a Long
Time in Victoria—Nothing
Doing  Anywhere.
Could not get a drink anywhere,
Went to the Grotto, Garrick's Head,
Brown Jug, Driard and other places,
where they know I'm all right. Came
empty away.—Extract from Mr. Bun-
comb Bottlewait's diary, January 22,
"Talk about the tourist business!"
said a man who was leaning against a
post at the entrance to Trounce alley.
He spoke as one disgusted, and he
looked disconsolately up Government
As nobody else was within hearing
I imagined the remark was addressed
to me. I had just been to see a man
about a dog, but had found him out;
at least his door was locked. I also
felt disgusted.
"Why talk about it?" I hazarded.
"What sort of cheerful tourists will
come to Victoria," said the morose
man, "when they find the town closed
up as tight as a bank safe?"
"Search me," I replied. "But to
what precisely do you refer?"
"To the order closing the bars," said
the morose man. "Because some gentleman with a dead cinch on the water
wagon business has got elected to the
Council, or because of some other kicker
against established rights, an old bylaw, passed before Victoria people had
been aroused from the first slumbers of
infancy—or dotage-^is enforced, and
I"—the gentleman struck a dignified attitude and scrunched his toothpick between his teeth—"I have to go thirsty."
"Me too," said "I.
"What's the use," continued my acquaintance, "of re-electing Barnard,
whom we supposed to be a sane man,
free from eccentricities, moral, religious or otherwise, if he goes back on
us like this. Tourist business, indeed!
If this somniferous city, with its rich
people who never spend a cent and its
other people who never have a cent to
spend, wants to attract tourists, the
best thing to be done is open up wide
and give people what they want.
American tourists are neither Methodists nor members of any Old Women's societies, and they will go where
they can get what they want."
"Are you a tourist?" I asked.
"Nothing," replied he of the toothpick. "Do I look like one? I have
tived right here in Victoria, B. C, for
so many years that I am never quite
awake until after 11:30 a. m. and an
eye-opener. Today I am compelled to
remain half asleep all this beautiful
Sunday, and I probably shall develop
acute dyspepsia and sluggish liver long
before tomorrow morning."
"'Tis hard to bear," said I sympathetically.
"Tyranny, sir," said the morose man.
'The tyranny of the weak over the
strong, of water over whisky, of—er—
woman over man!"
He drew his overcoat around him
with a tragic gesture and strode off
with a stride reminding me of Mr.
Hanford's best.
While we had been in conversation I
noticed several,gentlemen who had approached with an expectant yet anxious air a door neaby in the alley,
and on finding it closed had guiltily
withdrawn and pretended to be occupied with striking matches to light
their cigars. "There are many sorts
of sin," I thought. "Some sins are born
with us, some we pursue successfully,
and others arc thrust upon us. But,
after all, there is such a thing as a
Saturday night flask."
7:30 p.m., Monday, January 30, 5?
Broad Street
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The Taylor Mill Co.,
All kinds of Building Material,
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Ladies Hats Artistically Trimmed and
made up, customers furnishing their
own trimming?. Panama hats re-blocked and cleaned.
65% Fort street
Hotel Davies
Our Rooms aie the most central, the
best furnished and most comfortable in
the city.
The famous Poodle Dog Restaurant in
the building.   Cuisine unexcelled.
Independent Forester*.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets in No. 1 Hall
A. o. 0. W„ 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at S p. m.
Thos. Le Meiseurler, Fin. Sec., Garbally Rd.
R. C. Wilson. Rec. Sec. iqi Chatham Steeet.
Fraternal Order of Baal**.
Victoria Aerie No. ■> F. O. B. meet, every
Wednesday evening In Eagle Hall, Adelphl
Block, at 8:30 p. m. Sojourn ng brothers made
welcome. Joseph Wacliter, W, President; Frank
LeRov w. Secretary.
Northern  Light. No.   S93S.
X. O. F.
Meets it, -and 4th Wednesday in each month
in K. ol P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting member,
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. P. Fullerton
Knlflhta of Pythlaii
DFar West Lodge No. 1 meets at their Hall, ear
ouglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday at S
p.m.  Sojourning brothers are always welcome.
N. H. Hendricks, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. of R.
«8. Box 544,
Javcall* Undent Order of Forester*
Court No. 1 meets lirst Tuesday in each month
at K. of P. Hall. Adult Foresters are always
welcome. S. L. Redgrave, President; K. A.
La ken. Secretary.
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup,
Pickles and Sauce are condiments
that should be in every house. Price
and quality second to none.
Cuthbert Raspberry Canes
100 for....$1.50     1,000 for...$10.00
Telephone B 896 p. o. Box 85
W. H.  Finlayson
Real Estate and Insurance Ageut.
76| Government Street
Over Western Union Telegraph'Co.
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Drop in and get a
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Telephone 1110. Balmoral Block. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 1906
Social News and   Gossip
The, Fives Court at Work Point Barracks was the scene of a very pretty
dance on Friday evening, January 20th.
It was the first of a series of subscription dances, arranged by the members
of tne: United Service Gdlf' Club, and it
is hoped that the succeeding dances will
be as jolly. The Court was brilliantly.
■decorated in gay red, white and blue
bunitng, flags and evergreens, and everywhere was displayed the. dashing and
perfect taste of the "Soldier man". The
musicians were Miss Thain and Mr.
Fawcett and they performed their part
of the entertainment in a most finished
manner. Pleasant "sit outs" were arranged, and'many also enjoyed promenading in the cool air, listening to
"sweet nothings" beneath the mystic
charm of a January moon, for seldom
have we ever seen so° beautiful a night
in Victoria at this time of the year.
As the guests crowded into the ballroom, the music started, and brilliant
was the scene, as "Bright the lights
shone o'er fair women and brave men."
Among those present were Mrs.
•Goodrich; Major'and Mrs. Bland, Captain and Mrs. Watts, Captain and Mrs.
Wright, Captain and Mrs. Bunbury,
Mr. and Mrs. Ling, Mrs. Genge, Mr.
and Mrs. R. H. Pooley, Mr. J. A,
Rithet, Mr. T. E. Pooley, Mrs, Thorpe-
Doubble, Mr. J. H. Lawson, Mrs. and
Miss Langley, Captain and Mrs. Blandy,
Mr. Charles Vernon, Miss Boswell,
the Misses Lucas, the Messrs. Gillespie, Miss Pooley, Miss V. Pooley, Mr.
and Mrs. Hughes, Lieut, and Mrs.
Miles, Commander and Mrs. Parry,
Mr. Foot, Mr. L. Blackler, R.N., Lieut.
Elliston, R.N.,- Mr. Geary, Mr. Basil
Prior, Mr. and Mi,. tfarkley, Mrs.
Naires, Miss Walch, Miss Erskine,
Miss Irving, Mr. Worlock, the Misses
Tyrwhitt-Drake, the Misses Pitts, Hon.
Mr. and Mrs. Hood, Mrs. Norton, Mrs.
E. Mainwaring-Johnson, Miss Baiss,
Miss Bodwell, Mr. Cambie, Mr. F. R.:
Pemberton, Miss G. Green, Commander
and Mrs.Meadus , Miss Monteith, Mr.
R. Monteith, Mrs. Burton, Miss Wolley, Miss King, Miss Gladys Kane, Mr.
George Johnston, Mr. P. and Miss
Keefer, Mr. Walton, Mr, Hulton-Har-
rop, Miss Campbell, Mr. Mules, Mr.
and Miss Gelsthrope, Mr. Talbot, R.N.,
Mr. Pollen, Miss Eberts, Miss Piiyllis
Eberts, Mr. Langley, Miss Cox, Miss
Johnson, Miss Brown, Mr. Stewart
Williams, and many others. ,„
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I • ..'':.
Mrs. Lester gave an enjoyable "Calico Ball" on Thursday evening last in
the A. 0. U. W. Hall. A large number were present in spite of the damp
weather, and all had a merry time. The
idea was well carried out, and light
summery costumes were worn by the
ladies and gentlemen. The chief feature of the evening was the moonlight
waltz. All the lights were turned out
in the hall, while the dancers waltzed
under the light of a beautiful summer
"moon" arranged for the occasion. The
scene was indeed a pretty one, as the
graceful dancers glided about like
shadows in the moonlight. Supper was
served about midnight, after which the
dancing went gaily on till early morn.
Among those present were: Thc Misses
Sylvester, the Misses Bailey, the Misses
Henderson, Mrs. Dickson, Miss Van
Horst, Miss Ethel Smith, Mrs. Parry,
Mrs. Goodwin, the Misses Carroll, the
Misses Proctor, Miss Clay, Miss A.
Cusack, Miss Fairall, Capt. Langley,
Harry Ross, Dr. Haynes, Mr. W.
Maynard, Messrs. Sylvester and many
»   *   »
Mrs. R. Heyland of 130 Michigan
street, gave a delightful little dance to
a number of young people on Thursday
evening last. The large drawing room
was cleared for dancing and prettily
decorated with flowers and evergreens.
1...out forty young people were invited,
some of those present being the Misses
T. Monteith, K. King, E. Browne, Elinor Hanington, D. Mason, Dorothy
Beanlands, C. Helmcken, D. McTavish,
C. Macnaughton-Jones, W. Johnson, B.
Irving, M. Gibson, and M. Newcombe,
the Messrs. Ted Browne, M, Ewart, A.
Gore, H. Cobbett, L. H. Garnett, H. C.
Keefer, B. G. Prior, S. J. Patton, Dar-
rell Hanington, J. Gibson, D. Bullen,
W. Wilkinson, W. Newcombe, C.
Berkeley, Major Hibben and J. C.
• •   •
Mrs. Tait, widow of thc late Mr. J.
Tait, formerly of Moresby Island, was
married in San Francisco on Wednesday, the 18th inst., lo Mayo Pnd'lon,
eldest son of the Rev. Canon and Mrs.
Paddon, of Carberry Gardens,, Victoria, and Mayne Island. Mrs. Tait is
the daughter of Mrs. Robertson and the
late Captain Robertson of Moresby
Island, and she was married
to Mr. Tait about four years ago. Mr.
and Mrs. Tait left for California shortly after their marriage, Mr. Tait having
come into a considerable legacy which
enabled him to purchase an orange
farm in California. Mr. Tait died a
year later.    His widow has one child,
a son.
«   «   »
The Yorkshiremen held their sixth
annual dinner at the Cafe Royal on
Wednesday night and enjoyed a very
pleasant evening together. Colonel
Wolfenden, V.S.O., president of the
society, occupied the chair. Among
those present were U. S. Consul Smith,
the Rev. Canon Beanlands, Col. Prior
and Dr. Ernest Hall. Col. Wolfenden
has been re-elected president; Canon
Beanlands and Mr. H. S. Henderson
are the new vice-presidents, and Mr.
Peirson is secretary.
The Ontario Cabinet has appointed
Miss Ida Morris of Pembroke, a sister
of Dr. Morris of Vernon, to be local
registrar, clerk of the county court and
registrar of the surrogate court for the
County of Renfrew, pro tem, in the
place of Dr. McKay, who resigned to
become the Liberal candidate in North
* *   *
The  first    regular meeting of   the
Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary Societies
will take place next week, the Woman's
Auxiliary meeting on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 sharp, and the Daughters
of Pity on Monday afternoon at 3:30.
Both these meetings will be held in tbe
City Hall and a large attendance is requested.
* »   *
Miss Isabel R. Christie, third daughter of the late Rev. James Christie of
Victoria, was married on January 21st
in San Francisco, to Mr. William A.
McGuire, of Ben Lomond, California,
They will take up their residence in the
"Sunny South."
* *  »
Mr. S. Angus, younger son of Mrs.
James Angus of Belcher street, has
been transferred from the ' Montreal
office of the Bank of Montreal to the
office in this city.
* *  *
Miss Gladys Perry, who has been
ill for some time and an inmate of the
Jubilee Hsopital, is progressing favorably and it is jhoped will soon he
restored to perfect health.
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Commodore and Mrs. Goodrich entertained the Rev. H. H. Gowen of
Trinity Parish, Seattle, Wash., at dinner on Wednesday evening last.
* ♦   *
Miss Sehl has, during the past week,
been staying with the Misses Humphries, of Vancouver.
* *   *
Miss Tilton has been the guest of
the Misses Morris, Vancouver.
a   •   a
Mr. D. Robson, provincial government agent at New Westminster, is
convalescent after a rather serious illness.
* •   •
Mrs. Thornton Fell entertained a
number of young people on Wednesday last at her home on Cadboro Bay
The winner of the Monkey competition of last week is Mr. J. B. Mundy,
Douglas street. Thc question was what
did the monkey say when Mayor Barnard proposed that the city should take
over the work of the Tourist Association? According to Mr. Mundy, he
said, "Look after the tourists and the
town will look after itself." The replies received were below the average,
none of them being particularly bright.
In this week's issue a new competition introduced and our friend the
monkey retires temporarily from the
scene. The new contest should prove
most interesting to readers of The
Week. People often say, "If I was
so and so, I would do this, that and the
other thing." Now, the question is, if
you had to change your identity for
that of some other person, who would
you prefer 10 change places with, and
why? Some of the best replies wilj
be published in the next issue of the
(Continued from page 3).
days of good Queen Bess, we find it
not. 1 ne ladies of the Elizabethan era,
Mary Stuart, Mary of England, the
Queen herself, the Lady Jane Grey,
were all sound, classical scholars; and
who so daring to hint that in any degree their womanliness suffered by their
Latin and Greek are not unfeminine-;
they were in Athens and Rome spoken
by women; the modern languages are
fit for boys to learn, since men use
them continually in the busy marts of
the world, in camp and court. Art is
surely a manly business, for the full
strength of a man is needed to snatch
success in it. The increasing interest
in the fine arts, the daily strengthening
position of modern languages in the
universities, the widening influence of
science, all today tend to bring men
and women together'on subjects understood by both, and all this must operate directly in favor of common intellectual interests when the boys and
girls fulfill their manifest destiny in
I think the late Prince Consort did
much to break down the unnatural dividing lines which marked out separate
standards in education for men and
women. • It is' unquestionable that his
notion' of culture was large and liberal
and quite : in advance of the narrow
pedantry of his immediately preceding
age, and it is equally unquestionable
that Victoria the Good was his intellectual compeer.
In a similar connection two names
suggest themselves—Mrs. Buckland, the
wife of the well known scientist, and
another celebrated Englishwoman, Lady
on the character of both the men and
the women is undeniable. Has that
influence been for good or for evil?
The inquiry is an important one. If coeducation is bad, its effects must be
visible in the character and lives of the
people of Canada, from the Atlantic
to the Pacific.
If I mistake not, co-education has
been the rule in many parts of Scotland for years. The lads' and lassies
learned their arithmetic and their catechism from the same dominie. Has
co-education in Scotland been productive of bad results? Are the Scots the
worse or the better for having attended the same parish schools? No. Nature's plan, God's plan, is boys and girls
under the same roof tree, trained side
by side from the kindergarten to the
university, giving and receiving mutual
help throughout the whole journey.
What affects the one affects the other.
As Tennyson has it :—
"The woman's cause is man's;    they
rise or sink
Together, dwarfed or Godlike, bond or
For woman is not undeveloped man,
but diverse;
Yet   in the long years Hker must they
'l'he men be more of woman, she   of
He gain in sweetness and in   moral
Nor lose the   wrestling   thews   that
throw the world;
she mental breadth, nor fail in child-
ward care,
Nor lose the childlike   in the   larger
/itid so these twain, upon the skirts of
Set side by side,-full summed in all
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Bowes' Syrup'! of
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98 Government St., near Yates St.
The Carnegie Library will not be
open long before the City Council discovers that an assistant librarian will
be required. Too much work for 011c
Baker, the indefatigable companion of
the discoverer of the Albert Nyanza.
If a woman is to be man's companion, {
does she not fulfill her highest mission
when she is his full intellectual -tfqual?
Mrs. Buckland    studied "fossils"   till
she became   the   truest scientific helpmeet that any naturalist had, and the
world was the gainer.    Lady    Baker,
during a wearisome year of enforced
delay, studied Arabic with her husband.
She stood with him in that proud moment of fulfilment when the eyes of
both  looked out across the  unknown,
sea, and not only had her feet followed.
his footsteps, but her mind had trav-1
elled with his mind.
So, I think the question of the "lost;
glamour" is answered. Thc glamour of j
ignorance is a flimsy substitute for the j
life long companionship which begins
in the nursery, and is carried on j
through kindergarten, preparatory
school and university.
The advocates    of  separate  schools
louuiy contend that the pupils of those
schools have a higher moral standard I
than obtains in the mixed school.   A
whole life time spent in the school room
teaches me otherwise.   It is natural for
boys and girls to walk together and
talk together, to work together and to,
play togctner.    A close observer will-
find far less silliness among those ac-'
customed to study and play   together
than exists under the convent or sep-1
arate school system.   The minute you
erect a high wall   of separation   between boys and girls you set up unnat-
ural conditions, and the results are apt;
to be hurtful. j
We are not confronted with a theory,
but with an actual condition. '
Every Canadian man or woman who
has been brought up in the country has
attended a mixed school, and very
many have attended no other school.    |
Has studying in thc same room with,
their brothers been injurious to the
women of Canada, and is a Canadian
man any the worse for having had girls
fnr his classmates for many years?
That co-education has had an influence
their powers,
Self-reverent   each,   and   reverencing
each, '
Distinct in individualities."
May these things be!
Forty- six people were disappointed
when the Council selected Dr. Hands
as librarian.
Hats for Men.—Well dressed men
are careful about their headgear. The
shape and appearance of the hat a
man wears makes a lot of difference
in his looks. In this store we aim to
fit you to a hat which suits you in
every particular. Finch & Finch, 57
Government street.
inose who attend boxing matches
should remember that the police have
the right to stop a match just when
they please.
will that old Songhees reserve question never be answered?
* *   »
"Vox Populi" is asking the Minister
of Finance questions in the Times.
Why not wait for thc opening of the
Legislature ?
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It is reported that the business known
as The Westside is about to be absorbed by David Spencer, Ltd.
* *   •
Last Sunday evening during the
church hour the electric lights in New
Westminster were extinguished for
from 10 to 15 minutes. The Columbian says that thc young men who
attend services for the purpose of taking their best girls out filled in the
dark interval in the proceedings "in a
most agreeable manner."
Full line of
Granite and Tinware for Householders.
Wharf St. VICTORIA B.C1.,
Telephone 3.   P.O. Box423.
All kinds of
Hair Wort
Etc., at
Mrs. G.
55 Douglas St.
A.j, Clyde,
Sole Agent forkthe
Stoves and ^Ranges
Everything for the kitchen in
Tin, Agate, Wood and Fibre
Wares, and Prices Are
42 Johnson Street
P.O. Box 46
Manicuring and Hair Dressing Parlors
65^ Fort Street
Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
A. O. U. W. Hall
Member National Association Masters ol
'        Dancing.
Classes—Monday ev'g, Advanced.  Wednesday
eT'g, Beginners. Friday evening, intermediate. Alternate Thursdays, Clnb night.
Phone B 1089.
Italian School of Music
Of the Conservatory of Music, Na-
poli (Italy). In addition to tuition
on the Violin, Mandolin, and Guitar
he will conduct a special class in the
art of pianoforte accompaniment to
a limited number of advanced pupils.
Special attention is given to beginners as well as to advanced players'.
The school is situated at 117 Cook
Street, Victoria.
Established 1868.
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.
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The Stage
Performance of Monte Cristo by the
Platt-Fanning Company the Best
Yet at the Redmond.
Congratulations to the Platt-Fanning
Company on their splendid performance
4/ the old play "Monte Cristo"!' It-is
uncommonly good in every respect and
the scenic effects are really remarkable in view of the lack of staging facilities at the Redmond Theatre. The
show is about the best thing in low
prices that1 ever has been put on in
this part of the world. All theatregoers who have not seen "Monte Cristo"
are advised not to miss the last chance
--this afternoon or to-night.
Frank Fanning'* performance in the
famous role of "Edmond Dantes" is
excellent and reveals d/atnatic power
of no mean order, and the other members of the company, especially Miss
Georgia Francis as "Madame Cader-
ouse"; Sydney Piatt, as the "Count de
Mpeuf," and Miss Campion, as "Mercedes'';" display considerable ability in
their respective parts.
The performance illustrates the well
known adage that '<a good play produces good acting." •
During the first part: of the week, the
popular Western comedy drama "Tennessee's Pardner," held the boards. The
star performers in this play were Sydney Piatt, as "Gewhittiker Ray," and
little Miss Juliet Chandler, as "Tennessee Kent," but the others also did
good work. The performance was very
thrilling, being brimful of exciting and
' dramatic situations.
Next Week's Bill.
Messrs. Piatt and Fanning announce
a very, interesting programme for next
week. The first three nights and Wednesday's matinee will be devoted to that
highly entertaining comedy, "The Man
from Mexico," and during the latter
part of the week, the company will
play the famous Russian drama "Siberia." This play, from the pen of
Barkley Campbell, tells- the story of a
young peasant girl, who to avenge the
ruin of her sister, kills a Russian officer. For this deed, the girl is sent
to Siberia.
is carried, a trick stairway being the
medium by which a large portion of
the amusement is furnished; George
O'Doie performs the seemingly impossible feat of climbing up and down a
ladder without any support; Kendall &
Thompson, lady cornetists, play a number of selections which prove them
"mistresses" of the instrument.
The Ryans present a funny
sketch in which is introduced some remarkably clever dancing. Frederic Roberts sings the illustrated song
"Songs of Other Days,' and the moving pictures are varied and amusing.
This afternoon two matinees will' be
given at which children will be admitted at the low price of five cents and
the week will close with three performances, to-night, beginning at 7:30.
For next week Manager Jamieson announces a bill which he claims is unusually strong. It is headed by Con-
ser's Dog Circus, a troupe of trick,
clown and leaping canines which has
been packing big houses everywhere,
proving an even better drawing card
than the famous Sheik Hadji Tahars
troupe of Arabs seen here last week.
Another feature act will be that of Miss
Jeanie Fletcher, "The Scotch Lassie,"
Scotch balladist of unusual ability who
possesses a clear, mellow mezzo soprano
voice and who wins her way to the
hearts of all at once, particularly of
course, the Scotch folk. The Kronas,!
Arthur and Bessie, will present a com-'
edy juggling sketch entitled "The Dude'
An exceptionally clever array of
vaudeville and burlesque novelties at
the Savoy during the week succeeded
in pleasing the many patrons of this
popular theatre. The opening number,
Hewlette's merry burletta, "John Bull
and Uncle Sam in the Orient," set the
ball rolling, and was immediately followed by a long and interesting olio of
high class vaudeville. Smith and Ellis
met with a big reception upon their return, and as usual pleased their hosts
of friends. Bernice Rodgers, a handsome and accomplished vocalist, and
Grace Cleveland, soubrette, made their
first appearance and met with an assured success. Ten other acts of merit
followed in rapid succession, and
pleased everyone.
For the comnig week, commencing
Monday, January 30th, an unusually
varied bill will be inaugurated to run
out the entire week. The opening number will be Pete Smith's original version of the hilarious comedy of complications, "Champagne and Oysters."
Messrs. Smith, Hewlette; Rowe, Cragg
and Haslam will be seen in the leading
male roles, while Misses Ellis, Mulqueen and De Vinto will take good care
of the feminine parts. The comedy is
in one act, and is a laugh-maker Jrom
rise to fall of curtain. Another new
feature will be Miles. Carbonette and
Paloma, high-class operatic vocalists;
Bernice Rodgers, singer; Smith and
Ellis in an entire change of playlet;
Grace Cleveland, soubrette; Mae Mulqueen, coon melodies; Minnie Adams,
illustrated songs; last week of Mile.
Laurendean, baritone; Jim Rowe . and
Bob Hewlette, comedians, and the
regular Savoy stock company.
The management, always on the
lookout for business, has secured at
great expense the clever pugilistic duo,
Kid O'Brien, of California, and Paddy
O'Conner, of Chicago, who will appear nightly on the mammoth jpro-
gramme arranged, in a grand, friendly,
scientific four-round boxing exhibition
for points. All lovers of the manly art
of self-defense should not miss this
exhibition, as both men have an excellent record.
The Grand Theatre on Johnson street
has a good show this week and is drawing the usual big houses. The Three
American M's are the hcadliners in a
funny skit for which splendid scenery
see's Pardner" delighted Victoria audiences.
• ■• ■»   '
Juliet  Chandler  was very sweet as
"Tennessee Kent" at the Redmond.
• •   •
"The Sultan of Sulu," a musical extravaganza of the popular type, consisting of a series of groupes of females
highly bedizened who can dance a little and sing a little, drew a big crowd
to the Victoria theatre on Wednesday
night. Of its kind, the show was good,
but its kind is very low in the scale.
What is the matter with the public
tatse? People go to see a gorgeous
humbug and won't subscribe to hear
the divine Melbal
William Collier and a capable company amused a rather small audience
at the Victoria theatre on Tuesday with
a performance of a comedy by Richard
Harding Davis entitled "The Dictator," founded on the well known political ' eccentricities of the Latin Am-
Miss Clara Mathes is playing a prosperous season at the People's Theatre,
Another record week ln Overcoats
at "Fit Reform." The publio appreciate the fact that they can now
obtain a high grade Fit Reform
Overcoat at the price of an ordinary
ready-made one.
ity of the will with the life that makes
for righteousness.
Mr. Gowen pointed out the prophetic
quality of true poetry. All great movements, spiritual, scientific and temporal,
have been indicated by the poet, long
before they have been practically defined and accepted. It is the poet whet
sees what must be. It is the poet who
perceives the divine intention, and how
the human race must become attuned,
by ages and ages of spiritual mistakes,
until it accords by intelligent choice.
God neither protects us from trial, nor
blindly wills us, but He leads us to will
ourselves by suffering, back from the
frozen zenith of ultimate hell to the
dear assurance that it is the pain of
sacrifice which is alone the crown of
In the evening Mr. Gowen gave a
most striking address on Shakespeare's
play of "King Lear." The lecturer
spoke with a great flow of language
and with much beauty of thought, and
his audience were entranced both with
the theme, and by the manner in which
it was presented to them.
' Mr. Gowen will return on Tuesday,
February 14th, when the second lecture
in the afternoon course will be
given under the head of "Dante as
Historian," and the "Florence of
Dante." This lecture promises to be
one of peculiar interest and all lovers
of the "City of Lillies" should take heed
to attend. In the evening the third
lecture in the Shakespearian course will
take place, the subject being "Julius
Caesar." All the lectures will be given in the drawing room of the Hotel
Driard, most kindly lent by Mr. Harrison for the purpose.
With the Platt-Fanning Company
of the Village"; Sinclair and Carlisle
have a refined musical act. Mr. Roberts' illustrated song for the week is entitled "Two Little Orphans Are We"
and the moving pictures are entitled
' ..he Suburbanite." There will be a
matinee on Monday at 3 p.m.
a   *   *
At next Wednesday's matinee at the
Redmond souvenir portraits of Miss
Molise Campion, leading lady of the
rlatt-Fanning Company, will be presented to patrons.
• •   •
Viola Le Page is now dancing and
singing at the Lyric, where a very entertaining show is provided at popular
• •   •
The Platt-Fanning Company have in
preparation for the week commencing
February 6 "The Stowaway" and the
well known drama 'Held by the Enemy."
• *   *
Miss Georgia Francis, at the Redmond, is a very clever character actress.
• a    •
Madame Melba is not coming to Victoria, which is to be regretted although
the announcement is not unexpected.
Had the matter been taken up energetically by capable people a visit from
the famous Australian prima donna
might have been secured. Musical enthusiasts will have to go to Vancouver.
• •   •
Sydney Piatt certainly is versatile.
He plays juvenile leads, comedy and
heavy character, parts with equal ability. His performance of the amusing
old liar "Gewhittiker Ray," in "Tennes-
The Rev. H. H. Gowen of Trinity
Church, Seattle, delivered two lectures
in Victoria on Tuesday last. That delivered in the afternoon was the first
in the course ou "Dante"and was listened to by a most attentive and appreciative audience. The lecturer dealt
with "Dante as Poet," as the first
Christian poet of all time, ranking him
with the "Immortal six who have passed from the "Vision and the Dream"
to their glorious fulfilment in divine
activity. Taking the great three-fold
poem of Dante, the Divine Comedia,
the lecturer illustrated therefrom the
three conditions of spiritual life. In
the Inferno the climax of its tragedy
were Lucifer in the zenith of hell, frozen and ice-bound in the absolute loneliness of a determination of will in
irrevocable opposition to God, remains
lost, because he wills to be lost; and
thence through the various circles of
those hells which man creates for himself when the soul becomes self-centered, unsympathetic and utterly selfish—when it refuses to acknowledge
the divine initiative, or to recognize the
oivine purpose, until he reaches that
"drear discipline," where "God unmakes
—only to re-make"—the Purgatorio, the
painful search for the lost day, in the
twilight of the new dawn, the subjugation of self for the love of others
of the individual will for the love of
good. And finally Paradiso, a Paradise,
not of gratified desire, but a Paradise of
accomplished purpose, reached by thc
"travail of the soul" through the opposition of the will, and the final conform-
If   yon   have   beauty,
We   can   take   it;
If  you   have   none,
We   can   make   it.
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Victoria Fractional Mineral eialm
Situated ln Ihe Mount Sicker Division oi
Chemainus District.
Where located.—On the east slope 0! Mount
Take notice that, I, W. A. Dier, agent for tho
Mount Sicker and Brenton Mines, (Limited)
Free Miners' Certificate No. B86247 ktend.M
days from da' e hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for Certificate of Improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the
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1, n under section 87 must be commenced before
the Issuance of such Certificate ol Improvement!.
Dated this 14th day of November, 1904,
Savoy Theatre
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
Big Banner Bill
The Beautiful One Act Comedy, by
P. H. Smith, entitled
Champagne and
The Operatic Duo—Oarbonette and
Smith and Ellis—Versatile Sketch
Jim Rowe—Comedian
Bernice Rodgers—Serio Comic
Bob Hewlette—Author, Actor and
>    Comedian
Harriet Belmont—Serio Oomio
Mile. Laurendeau—Balladist
Grace Cleveland—Serio Comic
Mae Mulqueen—Comedienme
Minnie Adams—La Petite Balladist
Four Round Scientific Glove Contest
Between Kid O'Brien of California vs. Paddy O'Connor of
Admission I5 and 25c
In the matter of the Application of
William Farrell for a Certificate
of Indefeasible Title to Subdivision Lots D and E of the Oar-
bally Estate (Map 116) Victoria
District (now Vietoria City).
Notice is hereby given that it is
my intention to issue a Certificate of
Indefeasible Title to the above land
to William Farrell on the 6th day of
February, 1905, unless, in the meantime, a valid  objection  thereto  be
made to me in writing by a person
claiming an estate or interest thereim
or in any part of it.
Land Registry Office, Viotoria, B.
C, 31st October, 1904.
Redmond Theatre
Victoria'* Popular Family Play House
Third week commencing Jan. 30
Monday, Tuesday,   Wednesday
matinee and night, the
Present the Brilliant and Laughable
uTbe.Man From Mexico"
Thursday, Friday, Saturday matinee
and night
Night Prices, 10 and 25 Cents
Matinees, Wed. and Saturday, ioc.
A few reserved 25c.
Curtain Rises Evening 8:15.
Matinees 2:15.
Call us up Phone 822 and Reserve
Your Seats.
DAILY     '■*#!
matinees ioc. all over
Management of
Conser's Dog Circus
Sinclair and Carlisle
Slack Wire Artists
Miss Jeanie Fletcher
Premier Scotch Balladist
Arthur Betnle
The Kronas
Comedy Sketch and Juggling
Kenton and Lorraine
Refined Musical Act
Illustrated Sang
Frederic Roberts
"Two little Orphans are We"
New Moving Pictures
"The Suburbanite"
Johnson Street
do where the crowd goes
Le Petit Crystal
Has the Finest Aggregation ot
Artists this week ever seen
in this city.
Come and See us, You
will be pleased.
The Lyric
Broad Street
Between Yates and Johnson
O. Renz, Manager
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville talent that psins and money can procure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission 10 and 35c.
Phone 1140
Building Lots for Sale
Houses Built on the
THE WEEK, SATURDAY,   JAN.  28, 1906
Round the
City Stores.
•»Babette>*   Writes   of   Things
j Seen in the Shops—Dry Goods
and Fancy Jewelry.
Dear Madge:
Don't you want to invest in some
books? Because I can get you any
well known ' novel i from "Molly
Brown," by the "Duchess," to Thackeray's "Vanity. Fair," for 25 cents.
These can be purchased at a large department store. I also noticed in the
same place a number of popular poems,
such as Longfellow's "Hiawatha,"
Scott's "Lady of the . Lake," Owen
Meredith's "Lucille," etc., any one of
these beautifully bound in leather, for
only 85 cents;
Yesterday I went to a great linen
sale, and bought the first household
linen since I have been. married.   Ah
girl?" After gazing at me for some
little time, he answered, "Well, I don't
know what you look like, but you certainly look good to me."
Thereupon my lord arid master appeared on the scene. I presented my
husband, but we saw no more of the
gay lieutenant that night.
The jewelry stores are full of all
kinds of pretty novelties, and I seriously contemplate making you a handsome gift. I saw such dear little lace
pins (you know one can never have
too many of these useful little articles).
They are made of the fashionable
French enamel, and the designs are
chiefly floral. Green and white enamel
form the leaves and colored stones are
arranged to represent different flowers,
ine one I selected for you, and which
I think the prettiest, is a spray of mistletoe, with dark green enamel leaves,
and pearls for the white berries. Another pin that I admired very much
was a spray of forget-me-nots, little
turquoise stones forming the flowers.
Florentine mosaic is again revived, and
we find pretty little miniature frames,
hat pins and belt buckles, made in this
easy to obtain leather in almost any
delicate shade/ or texture. Half a
yard will make one with fringe. Sew
the beads or sequins on in some original design, and cut slits about a quarter of an inch long around the top for
the draw strings. Leather fringe, as
you know, is easily made, and the
more uneven it is cut, the more artistic the effect. It is not necessary to
line these bags, in fact it is better not
to do so, as the leather keeps the opera
glasses bright and the metal part free
from rust. White kid or leather .makes
very pretty ones, as they may be worn
with any colored frock, and can be
cleaned in the same way as white kid
gloves. Adieu, mon ami. :
Commenting on the art of public
ing, the Bishop of Ripon, in the course
of'an address to lay readers at Leeds,
said he often wondered how much of
the Scriptures was lost through indistinct reading—sentences being drawled
put so that no body could understand
The Victoria , intermediate . Rugby
team will play a practice game with the
senior fifteen at Beacon Hill this afternoon.
• •   •
i The men's foursomes of the United
Service Golf Club took place at Macaulay Point on Thursday. The weather was very unfavorable ,but six couples braved the elements. The com:
petition resulted as follows: Capt.
Bunbury and Mr. Hughes, 107-20-87;
Mr. Cooper arid Mr. Cole, 127-31-93;
Mr. T. Pooley and Mr. Ling, 123-28-95;
t-apt. Parry and Mr. Irving, 142-33-109.
Mr. Loyden and Mi-- Spearman, arid
Mr: Talbot and Mr, Work made no
* *   *
n. deputation from the game protection societies of Victoria and Vancouver had a conference with the executive of the provincial government on
Thursday evening, with reference to
the better enforcement of the Game
Act. The Vancouver Association was
represented by Messrs. Harry Abbott,
R. Kerr Houlgate, C. E. Hope, D. C.
MacGregor, F. M. Chaldecott, A. W.
Club takes place at  Hillside  Avenue
to-day at 2:30 p.m. sharp.
At the Savoy Theatre on Thursday
night Collie Hill defeated "Kid" Smith
in what was to have- been a 20-round'
boxing  contest.    Smith, was,  if  any-,
thing, the cleverer boxer of the two
and put up. .a plucky^ .fight against the
hard-hitting  ability...of .the  local boy.
Hill   administered   severe punishment
to his opponent in the sixth round and,
put ;him to the. floor three times .hy
the seventh.   Chief .Langley then stop,}':
ped the match and the referee award- ,
ed the decision to Hill.   Smith hopes
to meet Hill again in a month's time,,.,
The match attracted a large audience
and was a  fast show from start to
In reply to the advertisement in last
week's number t calling for replies to
the question "Who are the leading
fish merchants of Victoria, and why?"
a great many replies were received
from readers of   The Week, all   of
* Spot t
afaaW afjlat) 4*MMW aVaBnatJ afaaaaa Hi
Over $60,000 Worth of
High Class Dry Goods, Hantles and
Millinery Must be Sold at Once
Regardless of Cost
Shop Early
Every Day a Bargain Day
THE HUTCHESON e©„ Ltd., Victoria, B. e.
me I but the time flies. I am beginning
to realize, alas! that I am no longer a
bride. Really the linen is very cheap
at present—beautiful Marseilles bedspreads for only $1.25 each, linen hemstitched tea cloths, quite large enough
for an ordinary tea table, for $1, besides hundreds of fancy tray cloths,
all sizes, center-pieces in lace and embroidery, and other small pieces of
fancy and hemstitched work, from 15
cents upwards. Pure linen tea towels
are only $1.75 per dozen. Evening
frocks, sequin, vo:le and lace robes are
greatly reduced. I saw a perfect dream
of a Battenburg lace gown, the regular price $35, marked down to $13,50-
Another ivory satin Duchesse frock,
trimmed with lace insertion, for the
same price. Speaking of ball gowns,
reminds me of an incident at thc last
charity ball. The American ships were
here then, and a few of thc officers
came to tbe ball. I danced with a
young lieutenant, a couple of times,
and wc discussed nationalities. He
said to mc: "Of what descent are you?
English, Scotch, French or Irish?" I
replied. "What do you think? Do I
look like an English, French or Irish
dainly work. I think good mosaic is
perfectly beautiful, and it always reminds me of these lines from Milton's
"r/aradise Lost."
"Each beauteous flower,
Iris all hues, roses and jessamine,
Rear'd high their flourish'd heads between,
And wrought mosaic."
In another large jewelry shop I
saw such dainty French hand-painted
fans. 0 Madge! does it not make you
sigh and wish to be engaged and married air over again, when I mention
these pretty things? Such dear wee
things, these French fans are, with
ivory sticks and little cupids painted
on delicate chiffon or satin and edged
with the smallest frill of lace. They
arc small enough to fit into an opera
glass bag, and quite as useful rts the
more ponderous fans of some seasons
In this same store, I noticed such a
collection of useful opera glass bags,
made chiefly in pretty shades of soft
leather, some embroidered in beads or
silk, others hand painted with leather
fringe and draw strings. These bags
can be made at home, now that it is so
Sports and
A very exciting hockey game is expected at Oak Bay this afternoon between the Victoria Seniors and the team
of the Royal Engineers. The Victoria
team will line up as follows: Forwards,
L. York, J. Gibson, Ken. Scholefield
(capt./, B. Schwengers, B. Tye; halfbacks, C. McLean, R. Jaegers, W.
Winsby; backs, Ken. Gillespie, Alex.
McLean; goal, H. R. N. Ccbbett; reserve, J. Cambie. The game will commence   at   3 o'clock.   Lieut. Elliston
will referee.
»   *   •
At 1:30 p.m. to-day there will be
a very interesting hockey game at Oak
Bay between the Victoria ladies' second team and the Nanaimo ladies.
At the Drill Hall this evening the
l\o. 5 company, Fifth Regiment, and
the Fernwood basketball clubs will meet
in intermediate and junior league
Cooper and Mr. Houston, while the
Victoria delegates were E. A. Wylde,
R. H. Pooley, J. Musgrave and E. Musgrave. The government was asked to
take steps 10 secure a strict enforcement of the act, by inaugurating a
special department to look after it,
controlled by a game warden. A number of amendments were also suggested in ihe way of making the act more
effective. The deputation received a
courteous hearing from the government
and thc delegates were assured that the
question would receive the most careful consideration.
•   ♦   »
Last Saturday's hockey match between Victoria and Vancouver, played
at Brockton Point, resulted in a win
for Victoria by 3 goals to 2. The Victorian team was not the strongest
available. The result puts tlle Vancouver out of the running for the
championship, the standing for which is
as follows:—
Pld. Wn. Lst. Pts.
Victoria    2      2      0      4
R. G. A    2      2      0      4
R.  E    1      0      1      o
Vancouver    3      0      3      0
whom agreed that the title belonged
to Messrs. Brown & Cooper, Government and Johnson streets, and excellent reasons were given for the choice.
Messrs. Brown & Cooper have awarded
prizes as follows: ist prize, Baldy
Hilson, Savoy Theatre; 2nd, Miss
Sarah Fee, Johnson street; 3rd, S. J.
Patton, Cook street; 4th, J. W. Speck,
Graham street. Prize winners should
call at Messrs. Brown & Cooper's
Johnson Street store.
It is the custom in many English
villages for the cottager having a pig
ready to kill to go round to the big
houses trying to get the best joints bespoken. A gentleman having promised to take a leg met the child of the
pig-killer and inquired "Well, Tommy,
why has mother not sent the pork?"
"Please, sir, the pig got better," replied the boy.
Little Clara—Mother, tell me a fairy
Mrs. Bayboy (glancing at the clock)
—Wait until your father comes home,
dear, and be will tell us both one.


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