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J2 It is one of the best in The Week,
which is the most valuable advertising medium in British Columbia.   Reasonable rates."
The Week
TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
A number of new homes.   Modern in
every respect.
Easy monthly instalments.'
Limited. ,
40 Government Street.
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Vol. II.   No. 51.
One Dollar Per Annum.
I min, _____
A Review of Local and Foreign
Events   and   Topics
of the Week.
This is Christmastide, and the things
appertaining to the greatest of all Eng
lish festivals are present in everyone's
mind. That being so it is fitting that, in
this department of The Week, first
place should be given to the seasonable
topic. The Week has not attempted
to come off the press in any special
holiday guise, but nevertheless it contains some seasonable features, which
is the best the publishers could manage
this year. The staff of The Week take
this opportunity of wishing all readers
of the paper—whether they be friends
or otherwise—the j oiliest Christmas
imaginable. And Christmas should be
jolly! It is a religious festival, but
that does not imply any sort of "dour-
ness." The day set aside for the celebration of the birth of Christ should be
a day of rejoicing. His influence has
improved the conditions of life, encouraged kindness and sympathy and substituted for the terrors of superstition
a simple creed of salvation by love.
Whatever views as to the Christian
faith may be held by some people, all
admit that it is the noblest and happiest ever preached to a world in darkness. And so we celebrate Christmas
as best we may with family reunions
and feasting—the time honored English
method of showing our appreciation of
that most poetic message: "Peace on
earth; goodwill toward men!"
Elections in England.
The political campaign in Great
Britain is to be brief. Cablegrams state
that the elections will take place in
January, and so there will not be very
much time in which to thresh out the
great issues to be submitted to the people. Mr. Alfred Lyttleton, late Colonel
Secretary, has made a speech which is
taken to indicate that the Unionist
party as a whole will go to the country
pledged to some measure ofg&olonial
preference and retaliation, but tne Home
Rule issue, which the Liberals are endeavoring to cover up, will not be lost
sight of. The Liberals will make free
trade and a change in the education
laws their principal planks. The contest, though it is to be brief, will be
hotly waged and the result is more than
believe that it was exhaustive and also
probably exhausting. There was nothing new and nothing effective in Mr.
Oliver's stream of invective, except the
high pressure which projected it from
Mr. Oliver's inside. The Week is glad
to see that the member for the Delta
is out again i The Week likes Mr. Oliver
very much, and is especially appreciative of his unintentional services to the
Conservative cause.
The Tariff Commission.
The result of the work of the tariff
commission presumably will be embodied in legislation to be introduced
by the Laurier government at the next
session of parliament. The report of
the commission no doubt will depend
considerably upon the views held by
the commissioners prior to their inquiries pursued throughout Canada, but
it will be interesting to see just what
modifications of the existing tariff will
be recommended.   From the testimony
in the House—especially on the introduction of the Northwest autonomy bills-
he is invariably found in the correct position sooner or later. On Friday night
of last week Mr. Borden was enter
tained at a banquet in Toronto by the
'"Borden Club," which a number of
prominent Conservatives, including
Premier McBride, attended. Mr. Borden, replying to the toast of his health,
expressed the opinion that a convention
of the party should be held during the
coming year—at which, no doubt, existing differences could be amicably discussed to the strengthening of the party.
,Mr. Borden reiterated his opposition to
,the school and other clauses in the
autonomy bills, suggested needed legislation to more fully insure the independence of parliament, and criticised
.the long delay in the construction of the
Grand Trunk Pacific, which Sir Wilfrid Laurier had declared could not wait
.for a day, but had waited for two years.
__^^^_^^^______^____   The banquet was a great success, Mr.
given to the commission it is very clear' Borden being enthusiastically cheered on
that different views prevail in different the conclusion of his speech.
parts of the province.   Generally speak-1 	
ing the farmers of the Northwest and
Manitoba appear to be opposed to a high
tariff, while the manufacturing classes,
who are uppermost in the Eastern provinces, cannot have too much of that
very good thing for them—protection.
In British Columbia there does not seem
Victoria  City  Elections.
The possibilities of the forthcoming
municipal elections in Victoria are
gradually narrowing down. Mr. W. G.
Cameron has "reluctantly decided that
his business and other engagements will
to bc"any gen^deinanVfor alhangel^ ff™^ toA„be Ta. ™*j*^ „£
in the tariff. Cflfcourse, the lumber of
Island Railways.
Railway extension on Vancouver
Island is foreshadowed by a number of
applications about to be made to Ottawa by the C.P.R. Company. These
applications are for leave to construct
from Comox to Campbell River, from
Duncans to the Alberni canal, from
Duncans to Alberni via the Cowichan
valley, from Englishman's River to the
Alberni canal, and from Comox to thej
Alberni canal via Cumberland. These!
are mostly alternative routes, the company apparently desiring to further investigate thc various routes for an extension to Alberni before deciding as
to which is the most suitable.
people ask for more protection, but it'
has not been demonstrated that this in- j
dustry is in a bad way or in need of
special aid from the tariff, while the
public whicli buys lumber considers that
existing prices are sufficiently high.
The Week is of the opinion that the
changes made in the tariff will be found
to be more often reductions than increases, unless the government finds
itself too much in the hands of the
ruling classes in thc Eastern cities to
do what it would like to do. After all,
the Laurier administration was lirst returned to power on the strength of its
pledge for free trade—a pledge that, if
adhered to, would not have led to the
present prosperity in the East, the outcome of the Conservative national
policy, supported grudgingly by Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Liberal party.
John Oliver Again.
Mr. John Oliver is out on the war
path again and has regaled a Liberal
club meeting in Vancouver with an arraignment of the provincial government
for all sorts of sins of omission and
commission. The sturdy member for
the Delta is full of steam and some
of it has to blow off occasionally. The
Vancouver Liberal Club was kind
enough to act the part of safety valve,
and hot air flew around the club rooms
for an hour or so, after which everyone present returned home feeling much
relieved. A long report of the speech
appeared in the Vancouver World, together with the statement that it was
a "brilliant arraignment of the government" and an "exhaustive criticism" of
I thc work thereof.   Thc Week can well
Mr. Borden's Position. ,
Various Liberal newspapers in British Columbia and elsewhere in the Dominion have been commenting on the
supposition that the Conservative party
is not loyal to its leader, Mr. R. L. Borden. The Liberals are much attached
to Mr. Borden—that is to say they have
respect for him—because he declined to
take advantage of a conspiracy hatched
by Mr. Blair—the lately honorable Mr.
Blair—to defeat the government. Mr.
Borden, in deciding in that matter, took
a comparatively high stand, and one
that there is no reason to suppose the
present Liberal leaders would imitate
under a similar temptation. It may be
that some of the rank and file of the
Conservatives, impatient in the shades
of opposition, could not see thc right
and wrong of the issue quite so clearly as Mr. Borden, but there is no evidence of a revolt from that gentleman's
leadership. It is admitted that the
choice of Mr. Borden to lead the party
was somewhat experimental in character, but while Mr. Borden has occasionally failed to take a sufficiently firm stand
the mayoralty." Aid. Lewis Hall also
also is reported to have decided that
his feet would be warmer out of the
mayoralty contest than in it. Aid.
James Douglas will seek re-election to
the board, having thought better of his
recent decision to stay out. It is now
more than probable that Aid. Goodacre
will be elected Mayor by acclamation.
The Fruit Rancher and the Agent.
(An Okanagan Nightmare.)
Written for The Week by H. Oordon.
i'he sun was shining on the land
And no one spoke of snow,
The men were planting in the soil
The trees that ought to grow.
The Agent Wood, beside my arm,
Begged of me not to go.
"If you are suffering from your nerves."
(He had the whole thing pat);
"This is the very place for you
"To rest and put on fat.
"You need not sweat with honest toil
"Our men will do all that."
"Just take a lot or two, and we
"Will do with one-fourth cash.
"Yes!   That is very choice, so's that I
"We haven't any trash.
"I'll give you twelve hours to decide
"And save you being rash."
An Unfortunate Occurrence.
An instance of the serious responsibility which falls upon medical practitioners was afforded by the inquest into
the circumstances of the death of Willie
Kiel, at the Jubilee Hospital last week.
The father considered that his son, a
boy of 8 years of age, had been killed
by the carelessness or bad judgment of
his attending physician, Dr. Carter,
who performed an operation to remove
pus from one of the lad's lungs. The
operation was not successful, as the
boy died of shock. No anaesthetic was
used, as it was considered that the boy
was not strong en^gh to stand ether
or chloroform, but^ ethyalchloride was
used to freeze the place where the
needle was inserted! The evidence supported the theory that the boy, who was
very weak from the effects of the disease
(pneumonia) fronjl which he was suffer
ing, died of shock, and the verdict of
the coroner's jury was to that effect,
while also exonerating Dr. Carter from
any carelessness or want- of judgment
in attempting thc operatipn. The case
is a very sad one, for tlie fafher and
son were deeply attachecLto each other,
and under the circumstances it was perhaps only human on the part of the
father to blame the physician for the
result. But a perusal of the evidence
,at the inquest would show that the
father should not have been allowed to
be present. His nervousness and extreme anxiety could not have* any other
effect than to frighten the boy—and so
make dangerous what is recognized, as
a very simple operation, rarely accom-
(Continued on page two )    ,
Christmas Utilities.
Home-made Mince Ment, per pound 15c
Crosse & Blackwell's Mince Meat, per jar  35c
Crosse & Blackwell's Plum Pudding, per tin 40c and 75c
Christie's Plum Pudding, per tin 35c and 65c
Fancy Stuffed Dates, per package 50c
Fancy Stuffed Figs, per package 50c
Popcorn, per lb ioc
DIXI H. ROSS & CO., Ill Government St.
Open Every Evening Till Christmas.
"We plough and fence the land for you,
"We plant and fertilize.
"We till and spray (there are no pests,
"But spraying's always wise);
"We prune and shape and irrigate;
"And you—may criticize!"
"We charge exactly what it costs,
"Plus ten per cent, for brains.
"And when the trees begin to bear
"Still we shall hold the reins,
"We'll pick and pack and ship the fruit,
"And you—may share the gains!"
"We'll plant with anything you like,
"With Astrachan or Snow,
"With King of Tompkins County and
"Spys in alternate row.
"In beauty Jersey Sweet beside
"The Johnathan shall grow."
"Thus you may have the.caWy kind.
"The Early Fall and Late,
"And those that come in winter time
"Or any other date.
"And all that you need to, sir, is
"To sit you down and wait.
"I shouldn't like to lead you, sir,
"To expect over much:
"But fruit will turn to gold, you know,
"At about one slight touch.
"One thousand dollars profit, sir,
"Per acre—or I'm Dutch!"
Now that is how the Agent Wood
Taught me to understand
How simply you may grow good fruit
In this much favored land.
And that is why he turned around
And took me by the hand.
He led me to an office desk
And showed me what to sign,
And gave me papers blue to prove
That certain lots were mine.
And then he wrung my hand and said
"Just drop in any time."
And so I sat me down to wait
For seven patient years,
And I have learnt a thing or two!
If you will lend your ears,
.I'll show you growing fruit is not
As easy as appears.
Seven times I've seen them come around
To till and fertilize,
To prune and spray and irrigate,
And trim to shapely size.
I haven't touched a spade or rake
Which white hand should despise.
I sit upon my orchard fence—
'Tis made of barbed-wire—
And watch thc heathen Chinaman
With honest toil perspire.
I cat and drink and smoke and sit,
And then to bed retire.
My nerves arc cured, the Agent man
Had hit thc mark in tliat;
I've home in mind his little hint
Concerning getting fat.
In fact I'm round in all the parts
Which formerly were flat.
But though this occupation seems
Congenial to my health,
I haven't seen the fruit as yet
To bring the promised wealth.
There's nothing here that's round or red
Except my rounded self.
I haven't seen an apple yet
No Astrachan or Snow,
No King of Tompkins County or
The other kinds you know.
And Mr. Agent Wood is gone—
Where naughty agents go.
I've waited for the early kind,
The £ai7y Fall and Late,
And those that come in winter time
Or any other date.
I wish they'd hurry up and grow
At something like my rate.
I dropped in at the office, but
The clerk was very rude;
The people nod and smile just as
Nice people never should.
My profit, like my trees, they say
Has run away to wood.
And still I sit and wait and wait,
And many tears I've shed.
And still I grow more round, and now _^
I've turned dark Baldwin Red.
I fear that as no apples yet **
Are lying in my shed, "^ '
They'll pack me for the great Northwest,
Inside a box, instead.
It is reported that the Metchosin
school trustees will resign i?l a body
on January 1 as a protest against the
new School Act.
The herring industry at Nanaimo is 3^
in a most flourishing condition, the fish _
running in immense quantities this year.A-_
It is said that the big annual run has4lr"
not commenced yet, but that tjai fish* •
now being taken arc in prime conditio^  ; -
—superior to those that come Jater. *^
The annual sale of sealskin^held last
week in London showed an advanaPo*
40 per cent.—and reached the Highest
price on record. The 13,000 skins sent
from Victoria realized from $24Jlor$25
apiece, being a higher price than that
paid for skins coming from other parts ,
of the world. Local sealere are jubilant over the big prices raized. .In
1890 the price was $8 to $»o per skin,
so that thc shipment of t^jf year, 43,-
315 skins did not realize more than this
year's shipment of only 13,000.
Messrs. Fletcher Bros, one of the
most enterprising of the music firms on
the coast, have grflftly enlarged their
store on Government street by means
of a large brick addition to the building. They have two or three carloads
of new pianos at thc wharf and expect
to have these handsome instruments in
the new premises before Christinas.
A farmers' exchange is likely to be
established in Victoria next year, in
order to save middlemen's profits on
farming produce. .;
Some impudent scholars of the New
Westminster High schol have been insulting Mr. Clennan, one of ^e teachers, because he was in the habit of
wearing a hat and glass of a style pb-
jectcd to by the boys. The Columbian
calls this "a democratic demonstration."
If uncalled-for rudeness is "democratic,"
The Week objects to that sort of democracy. There is not much idea of
freedom in a country where a man cannot choose the shape and color of his
(Continued from page one.)
panied by any danger whatever. Had
the boy been well assured that he had
nothing to fear—which was impossible
in the presence of a frightened parent-
it is most improbable that he would
have succumbed to shock, which must
have been largely imaginary.
The Legislature and the Board.
Something that is not generally known
in British Columbia is the fact that the
power of the Horticultural Board is
greater than that of the Legislature. For
instance, if an Act is passed in the
House appertaining to horticultural
matters the Board has power to alter it
or amend it in any way it thinks proper. The Fruit Market Act is the latest
thing to be amended, and although perhaps the amendment may be perfectly
correct in spirit, it seems like a case
of "much ado about nothing." After
the Fruit Inspector has placed his mark
upon a box of fruit certifying the same
to be absolutely sound and pure, the
purchaser of the box of fruit cannot use
the empty box for any other purpose
than firewood under a penalty of $50.
If a farmer happened to give his horse
a feed of oats out of an empty fruit
box, it is liable to cost him more than
the animal would be worth.
The Home Automatic Telephone
Company has withdrawn its application for a franchise in Vancouver. The
company came to the Terminal City
heralded by much talk of what it would
do. In fact the din was so great that
it almost scared the slow moving B. C.
Telephone Co. into something a little
faster than a crawl on the road of progress. The Home company applied to
the City Council for a franchise and
had a long draft agreement submitted to
the aldermen. When these gentlemen
came to deal with the matter of a
franchise last Friday, they found that
the application had been withdrawn,
The man on the street queries "How
Winston Churchill, the ex-Tory and
ex-newspaper man, whose rather "cubbish" criticisms of experienced
generals in South Africa first brought
him a sort of newspaper notoriety, has
won an under-secretaryship—that of the
Colonial Office—in the Liberal ministry.
Mr. Churchill had three natural advantages in public life in the Old Country,
a name well known in the political
world, a very charming and clever
mother, and a considerable opinion of
his own ability. As a newspaper correspondent, Mr. Churchill displayed a
certain amount of descriptive power
and an amazing gift for "boosting" his
own exploits. Finding on his entry to
the House of Commons that he was
not regarded as the "whole show" by
the Unionist party, Mr. Churchill turned Liberal, and for a space, he has his
reward. Other minor appointments in
the cabinet recently announced are Mr.
Reginald McKenna, financial secretary
to the treasury; Mr. H. L. Samuel,
under-secretary for Home Affairs; Earl
of Portsmouth, under-secretary for
War; Mr. R. K. Causton, paymaster-
general; Mr. J. E. Ellis, under-secretary for India, and Mr. G. S. Dobson,
solicitor-general. The Rt. Hon. C. R.
Spencer, half-brother of Lord Spencer,
is Lord Chamberlain, being elevated to
the peerage with the title of Lord Al-
throp. Mr. J. l^. Walton is attorney-
The Original Grand View
..Opposite C. P, R. Depot.
Bass's Celebrated Burton Ale on Draught.
"An 'orderly' house kept by an 'orderly' man."
Faces on two streets, Cordova and Water-
The house of Vancouver if you want to meet an
up-counlry man. Everything Srst-class. Dining Room unexcelled. Kates from $1.00 per day
and up, and all good rooms.
Aid Halse will not retire. The Week
suggested two weeks ago that it was
not so much a matter of pressure of
business as that of fear he would be
defeated, which caused the energetic
Mr. Halse to announce his intention of
retiring. However, when Aid Baxter
announced his intention of running
again it was generally conceded that
it was up to Halse. Then Mayor Bus-
combe announced his intention of seeking re-election and brought pressure to
bear on the chairman of the Finance
Committee which resulted in the announcement that Mr. Halse would be
a candidate again. He has issued a
statement to thc effect that he feels
it his duty to offer himself
for re-election in the cause
of that "system" at the City Hall which
is not yet complete. As he has had
charge of the recent changes he feels
he ought to see the matter finished.
Perhaps so, but what will the man
who pays the bills say on election day?
But the ratepayers have the last word
and there is talk of the proverbial,
"dark horse" and some heavy bets are
being made that Mr. Buscombe will be
left at the post. The citizens generally
seem not to be too well pleased at the
announcement at Monday night's session of the City Council that, instead
of a surplus, there will be a deficit this
year of at least $8,000.
At last it has occurred. The Province, an out and out Liberal organ, has
conceded that the Laurier government,
or rather some of its employees, can
make mistakes. It even has the audacity to speak of the architect who drew
the plans for the new post office building as "some fossilized architect."
Vancouver is growing rapidly and the
necessity of the new building becomes
more apparent every day. But when it
is ready, just think of the pain of rotund Vancouverites who will have to
climb up seven feet of stone steps!
But the architect has views of an
elevator. Then the doors are narrow.
If the real estate agents continue to
prosper they will doubtless grow fat.
And how uncomfortable it must be for
a fat man to go through a narrow door,
particularly when he meets some one
of his own size who is as anxious to
get out as the other is to get in! Well,
it's up to Mr. Macpherson. Surely he
can do something when even Liberals
raise a howl!
Last week no less than twenty-one
Vancouver bonifaces faced the beak on
the charge of not complying with the
terms of the Sunday Closing By-law.
In not one case was it proven that
liquor had been sold but the police are
anxious to make a "good record" for
the last month of the year and are endeavoring to wipe out, by police court
fines, that $8,000 deficit which the City
Council just now faces. They "pulled"
the hotel and saloon proprietors for
technicalities. A large number were
found guilty of the exact letter of the
law but the magistrate reserved decision until Monday. In the meantime-
last Saturday to be exact—the licence
commissioners held a meeting. And it
was stormy. The result was that
Magistrate Williams received a letter
from the City Clerk asking that he
impose no fines this time, but that in
future the very letter of the law must
be enforced. Now what bothers some
people is this: In several places in
Vancouver liquor is being sold without
any license whatever and without any
respect for Sunday closing or any other
bylaws. One hotelman offered to prove
to The Week that there is at least one
unlicensed place in Vancouver which
sells from $25 to $50 worth of liquors
every Sunday. Whether that is so or
not, two things are certain, that the
"initiated" are now getting all the
booze they want on Sundays and they
are not getting it from the licensed
HENRY HOPKIRK, Proprietor.
TELEPHONE 1828.   -   -   VANCOUVER, B.C.
European aud American Plan. Rates $1.25 to
$2.00 per day.
Bar supplied with Choicest Wines, Liquors
and Cigars,
Nos. 415,421,425,429 Cordova St., and 360, 364,
368 Water St. Three minutes walk from C.P.R.
Depot aud Wharves,
W. D. Haywood.
New, Modern and strictly first-class
Steam heated, electric light. Sample
rooms.   Rates, $2.00 aud up.
Corner Hastings and Cambie Sts.
American Plan $2.00 up.
The most popular hotel in the city.   Free bus,
free baths.   Phone in each room.
J. C. CREAM, Manager
The Leading Hotel of New Westminster. AU Modern Conveniences. Good
Sample Rooms.   Rates Moderate.
New Westminster, B.e.
The Sultan Turkish
Under New Management.
Turkish,    Russian,    Electric,    Sulphulr
and  Plain
Skilled       BATUC I       ladies by
Attendants. DM  I   ll O ! Appointment
Massage and Electric Treatment.
The only genuine Turkish Baths in
the city. Open day and night. The
forenoon of each day reserved for
ladies only.
Tickets can be had for any number
of baths on application to
F. H. CORWIN, Manager.
Phone 211.
Ten thousand dollars is to be spent
in remodelling the People's Theatre,
Vancouver, for a vaudeville house, lt
will be run tinder the same management
as the Grand.
Large audiences were the rule and
not the exception at the Vancouver
opera house this week. The record for
the season was made on Tuesday night
when the Prince of Pilsen pleased a
huge audience, Thursday night the
Williams Opera Company, or as they
are now styled the Juvenile Bostonians,
came over from a successful three
nights at New Westminster and opened
for the balance of the week. They
present some very good operas and are
easily thc equals of that better known
organization, the Pollards. Next week
thc Roscian Comic Opera Company
will play a three nights' engagement,
opening Christinas night in Pirates of
Victoria AgentB for the
Nanaimo Collieries.
Best Household New Wellington Coal:
Lump or Sack, per ton     .... $0.50
Nut Coal, per ton $5.00
Pea Coal, per ton $4.50
Also Anthracite coal for sale at
current rates.
Office, 34 Broad St.; wharf, Store
•PHONE 647.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Toilet Supply
We will be prepared on and after
January 15th, 1906, to furnish all offices,
barber shops, hotels, pri^BBhknees,
etc., with Soap, Towels£irrl8>9W|BJ|
Necessities. Our wagons will visit an
parts of the city each day.
Drop us a card and our man will call
and explain our proposition and quote
you our prices.
Province of British Columba.
No. 314.
"London and Lancashire Fire Insurance Company," is authorised
and licensed to carry on business
within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out or effect all
or any off the objects of the Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British
Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company
is situate at Liverpool, in the County
of Lancashire, England.
The amount of capital of the
Company is two million five hundred thousand pounds, divided into
one hundred thousand shares of
twenty-five pounds each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Vancouver, and Richard Vance Winch,
President of Robert Ward & Company, Limited Liability, whose address is Vancouver, is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 22nd day of November, one thousand nine hundred
and five.
Registrar of Joint Stouk Companies.
The objects ifor which the Company has been established and licensed are:— w
To make and effSJ^insurances of
property of any description against
loss or damage by fire; to make and
effect insurances against loss of or
damage to property of any description in transit by land or water,
including loss by theft or seizure;
to make and effect insurances against
loss or damage by reason of storm,
tempest or accident of any description, whether on land or water/either
to property or person; to make and
effect re-insurances of all kinds; to
carry on any such business or to do
any such matters or things as aforesaid, either in the United Kingdom
or in the Colonies or Dominions or
Dependencies thereof, or in foreign
parts; to make and effect insurances
of property against burglary, theft,
seizure, violence or any other contingency; to make and effect insurances to protect principals, employers and other persons, from and
against injury, damage or loss by
reason of the fraud, theft, robbery
or other misconduct or negligence of
persons in their employ, or occupying, or about to occupy, any fiduciary
or administrative position or position
of trust or confidence; to make and
effect insurances to protect principals, employers and other persons
from and against liability for accidents, whether fatal or otherwise,
occurring to or caused by workmen
or other persons in their employ or
with regard to whom they may be
under any statutory or orther obligation. Nov. 25
Always *
Vancouver Toilet
Supply Co.
Empire  Building,
NOTICE is hereby given that
thirty days after date I intend to
make application to the Honourable
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a special license to cut
and carry away timber from the following described lands, situated at
Aisad \Qi Juskatla, Massett Inlet,
Queen Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a stake marked Ella M. Morrow's N.W. corner; thence running
40 chains east; thence 160 chains
north; Jhence west 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett,   Queen   Charlotte  Islands,  Province  of    British
Columbia, October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated about centre of
Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked Ella M. Morrow's S.E. corner;
thence running 40 chains west; thence
160 chains north; thence east 40 chains;
thence south 160 chains to point of
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per  Percy Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that
thirty days after date I intend to
make application to the Honourable
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and works for a special license to
cut and carry away timber from the
•following described lands, situated
at head of Juskatla, Massett Inlet,
Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake marked J. M. Collison's N.E. corner; thence running
40 chains south; thence 160 chains
east; thence north 40 chains; thence
west 160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte Islands, Province of British
Columbia, October 23rd, 1905.
d^k- Percy Harrison, Agent.
Situate in the Skeena Mining Division.
Where   Located—At   Kitsalas
Canyon, Near Skeena River.
TAKE notice that I, Patrick Hickey,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B 93906,
for myself, and as Agent for H. Flewin,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B6S493i
and D. A. Robertson, Free Miner's Cer-
tnicate No. B65484, intend, sixty days
from tne date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of October, A.D.
TAKE NOTICE that all persons
having claims against the estate of
Charles Stoughton are requested to
forward them to Wesley Hodgson,
the executor of the said estate, on .
or before Tuesday, the 2nd day of
January, 1906, after which date the
said executor will proceed to distribute the said estate among the
parties thereto, having regard only
to the claims of which he shall then
have had notice.
Dated 30th day df November, 1905. ■V
Mr. H. Gregerich, a well known Kootenay business man, is in town.
* *   *
Miss M. Monteith returned from the
Normal schol, Vancouver, this week to
spend Christmas at her home in Victoria West.
• •   •
Lieut., Mrs. and Miss Miles, of Swan
Cottage, left on Wednesday en  route
to England, for about three years, and
they  will be  greatly missed by  their
many friends here.
.   »   .
Mr. and Mrs. Scharschmidt, Master
Howard and Guy Scharschmidt, Miss
May Butler, Mr. Taylor and Mr. Sproat
were a party of White Horse people
who returned by the last Northern
• «   •
The many friends of Miss Annie McQuade will be delighted to hear that
she has almost recovered from her recent illness and goes home this week.
* *   »
Mr. Percy Keefer of the Bank of B.
N. A., has been transferred to the newly established branch at Duncans.
»   *   »
Mrs. Percy Roberts, of Duncans,
spent a few days in town this week.
* * *
Mrs. Butchart entertained on Tuesday evening of last week at Ballahinch.
Amongst those present were Mr. and
Mrs. P. S. Lampman, Capt. and Mrs,
Parry, Miss Bell, Mr. and Miss Phipp:
Mr. Angus, Mr. and Miss Gaudin, Ml
and Misses Monteith, Mr. A. Gore, Misi
Miss Wigley, Miss Cambie, Miss Macdonald, Miss Tatlow, Miss Nellie Dupont, Miss Morrow, Misses Tilton, Mr.
and Mrs. Dockrill, Mr. and Miss Ethel
Bronne, Mr. and Miss Cobbett, Mr.
Bell, Miss Nellie Todd, Mr. Cambie,
Mr. Potts, Mr. P. Keefer, Mr. C.
Keefer, Colonel Gregory, Mr. Forbes,
Mr. Temple, Mr. Lowenberg, Mr. Harvey, Mr. Crease, Miss Baiss, Mr. Scholefield, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Willis, Mr. Tin-
sen, Mr. and Miss Beth Irving, Mrs.
F. B. Pemberton, Mrs. and Miss Violet
Pooley, Mrs. Cleland, Mr. Gillespie,
Miss Beanlands, Mrs. H. Robertson,
Miss Bryden, Mr. Heyland, Mr. B.
Prior, Miss Loewen, Mr. Balfour, Mr.
Foot, Miss Luck, Miss Pemberton, Miss
Eberts, Mr. Garnett, Mr. and the Misses
Pitts. Miss Thain and her assistants
supplied the music.
* *   *
At St. James' church on Tuesday oi
last week, by the Rev. J. S. Sweet,
Isabel Stanford, fourth daughter of
Hon. and Mrs. Charles Mac^itosh, of
135 Michigan street, was ui^B in marriage to Mr. Elmer Watson Jones, bar-
rister-at-law, of Brockville, Ontario.
The ceremony was very quiet, only a
few very intimate friends of the young
people being present. The bride was
given away by her father, and was
gowned in a very smart tailor-made
suit of brown cloth with hat to match,
and was attended by her two sisters,
Misses Violet and Hazel Mackintosh.
Harold Mayne Daly and Frank Springer
of Vancouver supported the groom. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast
was served at the residence of the
bride's parents, which was prettily
decorated, white being the predominating flowers used.
After the reception the happy couple
left on thc Princess Beatrice for the
Sound, and after a short visit there to
their home in Brockville. Amongst
those present were Dr. and Mrs. Jones,
of New Westminster; Mr. and Mrs.
William Ritcnie, Hon. A. Daly, Frank
Springer, Miss Bernice McClure and
I     Miss Chase, of Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Barnard and Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Barnard left on Friday
night  for Alexandra.    They expect '.:
be away some months.
# .    *
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Fraser and son
left last week for California, where they
will spend a short time before returning to their home in Ottawa. They
were accompanied as far as Seattle by
Captain and Miss K. Gaudin.
Archueacon and Mrs. Scriven, o!
Duncans, spent a few days in town this
week, staying at the King Edward.
* *   *
Miss Mabel Cameron, who has been
at the Normal school, Vancouver, re
turned home this week.
* *   *
Mrs. R. P. Butchart gave a most en
joyable dance on Tuesday of last week,
about eighty couples of young people
being present.
* *   *
At St. Michael's church, Lake district;
by the Rev. Canon Beanlands, on Thursday of last week, Clifford Little, son of
Dr. Little, "The Orchards," corfolk,
England, was united in marriage to
Florence Mayer, youngest daughter of
the late Capt. Smith-Neill, of Barns-
ville, Syndringham, Scotland. The
bride was attired in a costume of cream
voile, with white chiffon fichu, with a
white fur hat. She carried a bouquet
of white roses. She was attended by
four bridesmaids, Evelyn and Sylvia
Cardew and Belle and Barbara Kynas-
ton, who all wore dainty gowns of white
muslin and lace. The bride was given
away by Mr. J. Kynsternon, while R.
H. Swinerton supported the groom. The
newly married couple left the same
evening for San Francisco and the Cal-
ifornian cities for a few months. The
wedding was very quiet.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Swayne, of San Diego,
paid Victoria a short visit last week.
They were charmed with Victoria and
the surrounding country.
Realization Sale
Here is an opportunity for Xmas
buyers. !
The entire stock must be sold within a few months, and Special Inducements will be made while the Xmas j
trade lasts. 1
A  Large   Consignment  of Jewelry, -
Etc., ordered many months ago and
just to hand will be disposed^
Greatly Reduced Prices.
65 Fort Street.
New Jewelry Store.
All New Goods
109 Government St
Next door to Dixi Ross.
All kinds of Indian Curios on hand
Buy trashy presents. You
will PAY LESS and get
BETTER VALUE by purchasing your gifts at
Pioneer Drug Store
Ebony backed  brushes  and toilet
Look for electric sign on Johnson St
hamponing, Face,
and   Scalp  trej
ment, also SjuSer
flous     haj
/forsaleor hire at
My. and Mrs.
C. Kosche's
65 Douglas St.
near Fort Ht.
Have you made your selection of
Christmas Candies ? You should
do it now. With our large stock
of delicious confections you will
have no trouble in getting just
what you want. We can give you
candies at every price and the
same high quality runs through
the whole assortment. We are
agents for Lowney's
Celebrated Chocolates.
"Name on every piece."
/J. L. WHITE & CO.
) & 32 Gov't St. PHONE 642.
Something New In
All the Fad Efast.
The long nights are coming, don't forget
our lending library.
Phone 4oo,
Messages delivered, bills distributed,
wedding presents handlt d carefully,
flowers distributed, etc.
S. E, Cor. Fort and Douglaa Strtcta
A fine seasonable feast will
be served at the Poodle
Restaurant on M<
(Christinas Day)
9 p.m.
Engage your sekts.
The Poodle Dog
PITHER & LBISBR. Sole Agents.
Teacher of the  Pianoforte
"Am Meer," Dallas Road.
Pupils taupht Theory and Hanmony and prepared for the examina-
Ijji tions of the Toronto Conservatory of Music.
Recommended by Edward Fisher. Mus. Doc, and other leading
fj^j musicians in Canada. I
Terms $5.00 a month for two lessons weekly.
J.G.Gowie & Co., Glasgow, ja^A-r.
Turner. Beeton & Co.  Ltd., Victoria.
I The Real Test of Herit
» Iu London and the larpe American cities there is an ever increasing
| demand for BUCHANAN'S SCOTCH WHISKIES, due entirely to
H their old age, purity, and flue flavor.
I    ask for Buchanan's "BLACK AND WHITE"
\ Or   "SPECIAL      and you will not  be disappointed.
j For Sale by All Dealers.
Something New in View Books and
Souvenir Post Cards.
V '       at
Yates Street,
'Phone A822.
Mrs. Simpson's advanced class is held
on Thursdays, at 8 p.m.; Beginners'
class, Monday; Children's class, Thursdays; class for children under ten years,
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 5.30.
A. W. Bridgman
"2stabiished   1858
Real E<rate, Financial and
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union Assurance Co.
Ltd., of London, England.   London
Assurance Corporation.
41 Government St
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Sarah "the divine" has been hurling
bolts of the most explosive nature from
high Olympus. Reclining on a cloud
far above her fellows she has deigned
to tell to mere mortals what Canadians
look like from her intellectual plane.
"No genius, no men of letters, no
artists or sculptors! Call yourselves
French-Canadians? Bah!"—Thus, in
effect, Sarah Bernhardt.
By recourse to the argument in vogue
among those who are confronted by an
awkward proposition, certain young men
of Quebec strove to impress upon the
lady by means of eggs and other instruments of mob logic that gallantry is
not much more frequent than genius
"down East." Sir Wilfrid Laurier wired
Madame Bernhardt a halting apology
and was rewarded by a dispatch in return containing substantially the same
Opinions she was reported to have ex-
pr : ed and concluding with a sort of
pat on thc head, suggestive of the idea
that Sir Wilfrid might now run away
and play. The honors lie where they
might be expected to lie in so unequal
a contest between the divine and thc
Th great French . actress bewails a
mercenary and merely bucolic Canada.
But she forgets the northern and cold
latitude of the country, the absence of
ethical education, the severely practical
side of Hie in the eastern provinces. A
genius for chopping wood is of more
practical utility than a genius for creating poetry or pictures—and therefor
more popular in Canada.
As the twig is bent so the tree inclines.
This applies to human beings also and
to nations of them. Genius is an erratic plant, incapable of cultivation, but
more likely to appear in an atmosphere
of appreciation than in a country where
the immortal Burns would probably
have been invited to "attack the wood
pile or get out."
The Luck of
a Horseshoe.
Hush! an angel passes
O'er the land,
The very stars are stayed;
Peace! be still!
Suddenly from out the East
The Seraph's joyful cry is heard,
The vaults of Heaven ring
And Earth gives back the answer—
"Christ is King!"
The hearing of thc action of the
Esquimalt Waterworks Company vs.
the Victoria Power Company, an offshoot of the B. C. E. R., is still in
progress before Mr. Justice Duff.
(By W. W. Clarke.)
It was the last night of the old year
in Victoria, B.C., and "Billy," the bartender in a saloon not a hundred miles
from Government street, was whistling
softly, wiping a glass meanwhile, and
wondering whether the New Year was
going to bring him any better luck.
His thoughts wandered rapidly over
the events in his life of the past twelve
months, and although he had often
heard that the road to a certain place
scarcely ever mentioned by polite bartenders was paved with good resolutions, he was making them as fast as
he could properly turn them over in his
"Billy" had a slight touch of the
"blues." He had been "out with the
boys" the night previous making himself what is called a "good fellow," and
had "blown in" his last cent. That
alone would not have bothered him, as
he had often done that before, but while
he had been sampling the various
brands of "red eye" in the numerous
saloons, and "ginning up" the "boys"
whenever he found them, he had lost
his one pet piece of 'jewelry, a large
diamond stud, worth nearly $150.
The stud was "Billy's" one extravagance, and he was as proud of it as a
little dog with two tails. When it was
sparkling on the wide expanse of his
snow-white shirt front he felt equal to
any emergency, and could mix a fancy
drink for a customer equal to any New
York bartender. It was his fetich, his
mascot, and he though more of it than
he did of his prayers. Without it he
felt lost, and on this last night of the
old year the atmosphere around "Billy"
was of a deep azure tint.
"Come on, boys," he said, "and let's
have a drink on the house. We'll drink
lo better luck next year. I don't believe there's anything in luck, or mascots, or anything, and we'll start the
New Year without 'em."
Just twelve thirsty souls "lined up"
to the bar, and after "Billy" had handed out each one's particular poison, and
stood with his own drink in his hand
ready, he counted them.
"Thirteen, with myself," he said.
"Well, if there's anything in the old
superstition, we're ending the old year
and starting the new pretty good. I
don't believe much in those things anyway. Superstition is all humbug and
played out. I've been wearing a diamond stud that I thought was a mascot
for five years, and now I've lost it.
I'll never believe in such rot any more.
Here's a Happy New Year, boys."
They all drank, and the glasses clattered back on the bar.
A pale-faced, sunken-eyed, emaciated-
looking man here drew "Billy's" attention by his frantic efforts to pull a
package out of his overcoat pocket.
"Say, 'Billy,' you don't believe in luck
and mascots, and all those sort of
things, and I don't blame you. Guess
that kind of stuff is all played out
For years I've sort of believed in it
myself, and wouldn't walk under a ladder or pass a pin or a horseshoe without
picking them up. But it's all off now,
and I don't go a cent on superstition
any more.   Guess I'm cured for keeps."
"What's the trouble?" said 'Billy.'
"What's that thing you're trying to get
out of your pocket? It's not a gun,
is it?"
"Gun, nothing. It's a horseshoe
wrapped in a newspaper. It's got some
nails in it, and they've got tangled up
in the lining of my overcoat. Somebody
give me a hand here."
A bystander took hold of the package
and by dint of much manipulation at
last succeeded in extricating it, bring-
I ing the pocket of thc coat along too,
torn to shreds.
j    "Great Scott!     And yet people say
! there's luck in a horseshoe.   That's the
last one I'll ever pick up as long as I
He placed it gingerly on the bar, unwrapping it and disclosing a nearly new
horseshoe studded with seven long nails,
all standing bolt upright.
"I'll tell you how I came to get that,"
he said. "You know I've had an awful
run of bad luck this last year one way
and another. Here, give the boys a
drink and I'll tell you how it happened."
The liquid was set up, a five dollar
bill changed hands, and the unlucky one
"About the commencement of this last
year I ran up against a pretty bad accident, and was in the Jubilee Hospital
for nearly three months. When I came
out I had lost my job and couldn't get
another just directly.
"I was standing one day under some
scaffolding down on Johnson street.
Somebody let a big plank slip from the
top of the building and shouted out,
'Look up, there!'      «.
"I looked up, and gcteut right on the
forehead, knocking me down, falling on
me, and pinning me to the grOV£d, both
shoulders down. \
"No, it wasn't a wrestling match^ut
I was 'down and out'   That was on altwo or three somersaults, ending up in
Saturday and I woke up on Monday or
Tuesday, I forget which, once more in
the hospital.
*'I had a big ice-bag on my head,
which was aching (my head not the ice
bag) enough to split; and my eyes seemed to be protruding as far out as a
crab's, and felt as if they had been
rolled in sand.
"I had been through sensations something like that before, and was wondering what I had been drinking, and
where I had got it. Couldn't remember anything about the accident, and
didn't like to ask questions. You know
how a man feels, 'Billy'?
"Bye and bye, I mustered up enough
courage to ask what was the matter, and
the nurse who was sitting alongside
said: 'Hush! You must be very quiet.
You're not allowed to speak.'
"I thought over all the sins of my
past youth, and wondered what I had
been doing this time. It must surely
be something dreadful or they would not
condemn me to silence.
"I worried till I could stand it no
longer, and then I whispered in my most
coaxing manner, 'Tell me the worst. I
think I can stand it.'
" 'Don't you remember the accident,
asked the nurse.
" 'No,' said I; 'don't remember a
thing; but I feel as if someone had hit
me with a club or a sandbag. How did
I get here?'
"The nurse explained everything, and
I felt quite happy. It wasn't my fault
"It took about six weeks to get over
that little affair, and I was once more
on the lookout for something to do.
"I was standing at the corner of
Yates and Douglas streets one fine
morning, when along came a friend with
a new bicycle he had just purchased.
It was a nice looking machine with all
the latest improvements.
"We stood and talked for a minute or
so, principally about the bike, and then
he asked me if I could ride.
"Whatever prompted him to ask me
that question, goodness only knows, but
I guess my luck wasn't far away just
" 'I've been on the hurricane deck of
a bucking bronco, and I can ride most
things,' I replied with a touch of pride.
I guess a bicycle is no harder than anything else.'
" 'Jump on and have a try,' he said.
'Go up Yates street; it's good and wide
up there.    You'll soon find it easy.'
"I got on and started, making a bee
line for the drug store at the corner
of the Clarence hotel, just missing entering thc door, and cavorted around
on the sidewalk, which I found to be
a great deal narrower than it usually
appeared to me.
"I finally got on to the road and
found my eye was as true with a bicycle
as the Queen's prize winner is with a
riflle. Any object that caught my glance
I could steer straight for, never missing
by a hair's breadth.
"I had no idea there was so many
boulders on Yates street before, and
"I soon found out that a man on a
bicycle has a distinct advantage over
a pedestrian—his eye can take in so
many objects at once. It is when he
tries to steer towards them altogether,
instead of taking them one at a time,
that he wobbles, and this was my undoing.
"In my erratic course up the street my
eye caught sight of a rut about six
inches deep. I had no particular wish
to go there, but evidently the bike had,
and it went.
"It was useless trying to arbitrate
the question, the bike had the bit in
its teeth, wherever they were situated,
and the more I pulled on the handles
the faster it went.
"Straight and swift as an arrow we
sped into the rut, which I had taken to
be about six inches deep, but when I
tried to get out it appeared to be over
six feet.
"A little way ahead there was a
building in course of construction, and
my fatal eye caught sight of a big heap
of rubbish composed of broken glass
bottles, tin cans, etc., while beyond there
was a bed of nicely prepared mortar.
"Like a well-trained steeplechaser my
untamed bike jumped out of the rut,
headed for the bottles, and then my ideas
became somewhat chaotic, but I distinctly remember embracing armfuls of
broken glass, skimming fairy-like across
the surface of the mortar bed, turning
attempt to glide the entire length of the
street on my face and hands.
"My friend, the owner of the bicycle,
came along and stood me up on end.
At the time I could not have sworn
which end, my ideas being so rudely
shaken. He said I should have clung
to the handle bars and it would have
been all right, but to give advice is always easier than taking it. He wanted
to know why I ran the bike over all
the obstacles in the street instead of
going straight, and I said I always rode
that way, as it was more exciting.
"The machine was lying not far away,
all the wind knocked out of its body
like myself, and suffering from a severe
puncture in the neighborhood of its
solar plexus.
"I was smothered in blood, mortar
and Yates street real estate, and had
lost enough skin from my face, hands
and other parts of my body to make a
pair of boots for a Vancouver policeman.
"My friend took me into the drug
store to get a few yards of sticking
plaster, but they did not keep enough
in stock for such a case as mine, so I
was finally swathed nearly from head to
foot in rolls of linen.
"When I walked out of the store
leaning on my friend's arm I must have
looked very much like ki animated
Egyptian mummy. W.
"Say, but where does the horseshoe
come in on this?" said "Billy," who was
listening attentively.
"That's all right; I'm coming to that
now. Some few weeks ago I was walking along with my old father down by
the Phoenix brewery, and saw this
horseshoe lying in the road. I picked
it up, telling the 'old man' that I was
going to take it home for luck and nail
it on the door. The 'good things'
hadn't been coming my way just lately, and that horseshoe looked as if it
might help some.
"The 'old man' told me to throw it
away, and laughed at me for being superstitious, but I carried it home just
the same.
"I placed it on a table in the dining
room and for awhile forgot all about
it.     -
-'■'Meanwhile, a little youngster, who
was '''staying in the house, got hold of
it, and after playing with it for a
time, placed it on a low stool by the
fire, covering it over with a sheet of
"A little later I came into the room
with the 'old man,' and as the evening was rather chilly, decided to take
a seat on the stool by the fire.
"As you can see I'm rather a tall
man, and I dropped on to that stool
with considerable force.
"I arose with agility, also with the
horseshoe, which persisted in clinging
affectionately to the most tender portion of my anatomy.
"There are seven long, sharp nails
in that shoe, and I received an extremely painful puncture from every
one of them.
Here "Billy"  laughingly started    to
hum a line from the old quartette refrain :
"It was rusty and full of nails."
"You bet it was rusty," said thc unlucky one. "They penetrated so far
that blood poisoning complications ensued and I haven't been able to sit
down for weeks. It's better now,
though, and I want to make someone a present of this horseshoe. It
may bring them better luck than it has
me. Take it, 'Billy,' and hang it up
over the bar. Just find out whether
its a mascot or a hoodoo."
"I don't want the blamed thing,"
said "Billy," picking it up carefully
by one of the nails.
Here the shoe slipped from his
fingers and fell among the glasses under the bar, breaking half a dozen and
making quite a commotion.
What Your
Christmas Store
fl A splendor of Holiday merchandise representing more than
half a year's planning, making
and gathering.
fl Thousands of expert workers,
both in America and Europe
have spent weeks and months in
the preparation of this wonderful aggregation of beautiful merchandise,
which you are now cordially invited
to inspect.
(J We are confident that nowhere
would these splendid things receive
such a welcome as from the artistic,
beauty-loving women of this city.
4| The early hours are most comfortable.
Some Late Arrivals
Just opened out in time.
Art Metal Wares
Some more beautiful specimens from
Birmingham, England—"The Greatest Metal Mart of the World."
BRASS KERBS—Latest designs-only
one of each pattern—These kerbs have
the returns separate from the central rail
forming handsome rests for the Fire
Brasses.   $10.00, 12.00, 18x0 each.
BRASS KERBS—High pierced fronts,
suitable for nursery or bedroom use, $18.
BRASS KERBS—Very handsome designs, a combination of the square rail
and Adams Style of relief, $22 00 each.
Fire Brasses to match, $10.00 set 3 pieces.
Brass Dogs, same design, $12.00 pair.
FIRE BRASSES—Sets of three pieces
a few sets^of the newest styles at—
$4.50. hs-s©;' $6.50 per set.
Fire Screens
An elegant assortment of Repousse Antique Copper, Brass and Wrought Iron
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Coal Boxes
In Polished and Old Brass finishes—Polished and Antique Copper—Plain and
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Floor Lamps
One very handsome specimen in hammered wrought Iron, graceful design, telescopic frame fitted with metal fount and
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Other styles in Wrought Iron Floor
Lamps at $12.00, $18.00 each.
In Repousse Antique Copper, mounted
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Repousse Polished Copper Jardinieres in
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"Well,  I'll be .    Here take this
thing away before it causes more
trouble," said "Billy," throwing it on
the bar, where it balanced equipoised
for a second, then bounded to the
floor, striking one of the customers such
a blow on his favorite corn that he
doubled up with agony, slipped and
fell, and strange to say, sat right on
the horseshoe, the second man to be
impaled on its sharp points.
"That's the limit," said "Billy," com-
,  ing round the bar.    "Give   me   that
thing, I'll throw it   outside.   I   donst
want it in here, it will kill someone
With the shoe in his hand he walked
, to the door, opened it, and threw the
emblem of superstition as far as he
It alighted square on the car line,
and "Billy," thinking it might derail
one of the cars, ran out to kick it off.
He kicked, but could not move it,
and stooping down to take hold, saw
a tiny, glittering, sparkling object lying
right in the crack by the rail.
There was a most peculiar fluttering
sensation in "Billy's" brain, when by
the aid of a penknife he drew forth his
lost diamond stud, and like one in a
dream he walked back into the saloon.
"Boys, the drinks are on me. Have
what you like. I've found my stud,
and that old horseshoe put me right on
to it. Talk about luck—well, I'll say
no more. Somebody go and bring that
shoe in, it's out on the rails. I'm going to nail it up behind the door, anyway, and I don't give a hang if fifty
people sit on it. Everybody got what
they want? Well, here's to the horseshoe, and a Happy New Year to all."
The present melodic drought in the
musical world is doubtless responsible,
in part, for the growing popularity of
that prince of melodists, Chopin. Not
content with putting his works on every
concert programme, attempts have been
made to transplant them to the stage
for operas and ballets. Although so
thoroughly idiomatic for the piano, attempts are also' being made to orchestrate them for the concert hall. Thus
Louis Oertel of Hanover announces a
Chopin Suite for grand orchestra, arranged by R. Herfarth. It cnosists of
five numbers, and contains two preludes, a polonaise, an etude, a valse and
a scherzo.
* *   *
Engelbert Humperdinck, the gifted
composer of "Hansel und Gretel," has
written some charming music for "The
Merchant of Venice," a sort of musical setting to the scene in which Bas
sanio makes choice of the right casket,
and also a nocturne for the last act in
the garden at Belmont. This exquisite
composition reaches its highest point
in the love scene between Lorenzo and
Jessica, where Lorenzo says:
The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor    is not moved  with concord of
sweet sounds,
Is fit for   treasons,    stratagems,   and
.    .    .   Mark the music!
* *   *
Miss Olga Nethersole has written to
Saturday Night intimating that she had
the pleasure of sending to Queen Alexandra the sum of $1,410, the amount
netted at the special matinee given in
Toronto in response to Her Majesty's
appeal on behalf of the unemployed of
Great Britain.
* *   ♦
The latest trouble to be attributed
to the popularity of "Bridge" is the
poor business experienced by provincial
playhouses in the Old Country. The
parties at the country houses are said
to be too absorbed by the fascinating
game to be able to attend matinees at
the theatres and the smaller homes in
the country and the provincial towns
arc also more or less devoted to the
new development of whist.
* *   *
Merriment has held full sway at the
Watson Theatre since Monday night—
the cause of it all being the Watson
Stock Company's production of Charley's Aunt"—perhaps the most success-
|' ful farce comedy ever written. The
comedy was well presented and has
pleased large crowds nightly. To-night
the company will appear in a most interesting play, one dear to the heart of
every Englishman, "Our Boys." This
celebrated comedy enjoyed a "run" of
over 1,600 nights in London when it
was first produced, and though that was
years ago, the public has never lost interest in it. "Our Boys" is sure to
receive a hearty welcome from local
theatre-goers and business will be brisk
at the Watson theatre. There will be
a Saturday matinee of "Our Boys" and
the last performance Saturday night.
Christmas week will certainly be a
busy one for the Watson players, and
:the management. There will be three
matinees besides the regular evening
The first performance pf the big special holiday attraction, "Cinderella,"
will be given at the Christmas Day
matinee, Monday. Many special features are being arranged for this production.
At the Christinas Day matinee Santa
Claus will be on hand and every youngster in the house will be able to take
home some little remembrance of a
happy day spent at the Watson theatre.
"Cinderella" will appeal especially to
the young folks, but the old folks as well
will enter into the spirit of the holiday
season and live over again the days
when they used to enjoy fairy tales,
such as "Cinderella." Monday, TueS'
day and Wednesday nights, with a spe
cial Christmas Day matinee, and the
usual Wednesday matinee will be devoted to "Cinderella."
Starting Thursday night Goethe's immortal drama, "Faust," will be the bill.
The Watson Stock Company has produced "haust" many times on the road
and carries a complete scenic and electrical equipment for the great Brocken
scene, the beautiful garden scene, and
the wonderful electrical duel. Richard
Scott appears as Mephisto, and Miss
MacKeane as Marguerite. Harry Pollard will play Faust.
With two such interesting plays for
holiday week as "Cinderella" and
"Faust" business should reach the
"high water*'mark at the Watson theatre.
*   *   •
Tht Grand theatre has been crowded
every night this week, the show being
one of the best ever put up here. The
Marionettes' Christmas pantomime is
evidently a great attraction, the scenic
effects being simply marvellous and very
much above the ordinary. The moving
pictures are extremely realistic, the
chase after the horse stealer being especially so. Manager "Bob" Jamieson
can generally be depended upon to get
the best performers and produce the
finest show obtainable. When one considers the low price of admission, and
the high salaries paid to some of the
performers one cannot help wondering
where the profits come in.
Mr. Fremean Harding, editor of the
Kamloops Standard, paid Victoria a
visit last week. He reports conditions
prosperous in the bunch-grass country
and is satisfied with the position attained by the Standard after his many
years of hard work in the cause. Mr.
Harding is seeking admission to the
Bar of British Columbia, though whether he thinks he can find spare time to
practice while editing a paper, The
Week knoweth not.
In spite of considerable opposition
the London County Council is going
ahead with its scheme for the construction of an immense county hall, to cost,
with the price of the site, ^1,700,000.
The site selected abuts on Westminster
bridge on the Surrey side. The hall
has been christened "The Spendthrifts'
The Okanagan, the Vernon Liberal
paper, declines to accept as correct the
statement made in The Week to the effect that the provincial government has
no intention of asking for a dissolution
of the legislature next year. Well, we
can wait and see; the proof of the pudding—Christmas or other sort of pudding—is in the eating.
The death occurred early on Tuesday
morning of Mrs. Cridge, wife of the
aged bishop of the Reformed Episcopal
Church of Victoria. The late Mrs.
Cridge was the daughter of the late
George Winmill, of Essex, and was
born in 1827. Paralysis was the cause
of death.
Mrs. (Col.) Holmes returned on
Monday from a trip to Winnipeg with
Mr. and Mrs. Marpole.
Challoner & Mitchell
"Christmas comes   but onoe a
But when it comes it brings
good cheer."
Means feasting. Turkeys are
considered necessary by many to
furnish forth the Christmas Dinner. But beef, The roast beef
of Old England is part and parcel of the correct bill of fare—
as necessary as the big plum
pudding itself.
We Have
That is necessary and nice:
The Primest of Prime Bee'—See
our big Christmas Show.
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Oitv Market. THE WEEK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1905.
Honor Or The Girl.
How fleliU Fell in and Out With a
"Real  Lord."
(By Arnold Watson.)
To every really pretty girl there comes
a day of danger. Melita herself may
never know how near she came to disaster, but there are two people in the
world who watched the play, one as a
player and the other from a philosophical distance, Melita's partner in
this play was Lord Francis Summers,
the son of a belted earl, who was doing
the tour of the world under the )io»i
de guerre of James Francis, accompanied by his French valet, a very
clever Parisian, utterly unscrupulous,
who figured on the tour as the Count
de Reuse. Lord Francis was neither
better nor worse than the average young
English aristocrat. He was a good
sportsman, enjoyed a very liberal allowance from his father, and liked pretty things—hence, Melita. Also being a
boy (he was 23 years of age) he loved
mischief; that is why he made himself
a commoner and his valet a Count for
the purpose of "taking in" the wide,
wide world.
Lord Francis, or to give him his temporal lly adopted name, Mr. James
Francis—for reasons unknown he had
been nicknamed "Jimmy" at Eton and
the name clung to him for life—arrived
with the soi-disant Count de Reuse in
the city of Victoria just a week before
Christmas. He had come from Singapore. He put up at the principal Hotel,
cursed the Chinese boys and the dinner,
and then sallied forth to see the town.
He left thc Count at a music hall—the
Count being absorbed in buying drinks
for a French-Canadian artiste — and
then dropped into a theatre. As luck
would have it, Melita also was at the
theatre that night and Jimmy, seeing a
vacant seat next to a very pretty girl,
promptly occupied it with his noble
self. Melita, finding a man next to
her, took a glance at him, and finding
him exceedingly good to look upon,
proceeded to neglect her girl chum on
the other side and prepared for the
stranger's advances. These came as an
ticipatcd, and Melita commenced another of those ephemeral flirtations which
rendered her so popular with "the
boys" and so unpopular with the ladies,
of Victoria.
It is not necessary to trace the progress of the flirtation, step hy step, but
it may be stated that Melita and Jimmy
contrived to meet every day. They had
tea together at tea-rooms, long walks
and even drives together in the country and enjoyed themselves very much.
Melita was immensely attracted to
Jimmy, which perhaps was not surprising and Jimmy became infatuated with
the most charming of Victoria's daughters. But this sort of thing could not
last. Jimmy's honor was involved, for
he was engaged to a girl in thc Old
Country and his engagement was well-
known in the fashionable world. Besides, he was—or had been—very much
in love with the girl, and she with him.
At nights in his room at the hotel
Jimmy would wonder what was going
to happen—even what he wished to
happen. During the day he was cither
waiting for or was with Melita and
was not able to think. And he hesitated to consult the Count.
Jimmy was on his way home and in
order to catch his steamer at New York
he would have to leave Victoria on
Christmas Day at thc latest. His father,
who was very, aged, had been failing
recently and had cabled him to return
at once. In effect a dying father was
waiting for him and be knew that the
Earl desired to see his son safely married to Lady Alice before he was gathered to his fathers. Lady Alice was
safe, and very, very nice—one of those
English girls who place honor above all
things, and who as wives ensure a
straight path for their husbands, So
on the night prior to Christmas Eve,
Lord Francis Summers paced his room
at thc hotel in much mental perturbation. Melita was something new to
him and appealed to him with a much
greater fascination than that ordinarily exercised over young English aristocrats hy American girls or pretty
actresses. His heart was torn in twain;
he wanted Melita, and yet he was an
honorable man.
To him at midnight entered the
Count de  Reuse,  fresh  or rather  not
very fresh, from the companionship of
La Belle Maisie at the music hall.
Jimmy smiled drearily. "Had a good
"Yees, certainment," replied the
Count.    "And you, milord?"
"Jean! rebuked his lordship. "I
told you never to use that word while
we are on this tour, My name is
The Count bowed. "Pardon," he
said. "May I inquire how you have
progressed with the demoiselle?"
"Well, too well. I am in a fix. I
don't know what to do about it."
"'Go in and win,' to use the phrase
of your happy country," suggested the
"But Lady Alice?"
"Ah,  the  Lady Alice!    She   is  in
"Alas, Jean, your morality is of
Paris, Parisian. It won't do."
"Then give her up and go?"
Jimmy banged his head with his fist.
"I know—I know—I know!" he said.
"Jean,- go to bed. I am going to worry
this thing out!"
But he didn't, and the next afternoon
found him with Melita in a cosy corner in a tea-room, making love with a
ludicrous sort of reserve all that remained of his good intentions.
Melita never- looked prettier. The
weather was frosty and her cheeks
bloomed like a delicate pink rose, and
her blue eyes sparkled with the joy of
living—so good to behold in a young
girl. But there was something else
in her eyes besides the sparkle and
Jimmy saw- it and was glad—and yet
*        *     *     *     *     #     *     *
It was Christmas Eve and the city
was thronged with people making their
last purchases for the dear, old festival,
looking into the gaily decorated shop
windows and chatting with friends and
acquaintances. Through the crowd on
Government street, attended with interested and sometimes envious glances,
passed Jimmy and Melita.
"Where can we go? I want to talk
to you somewhere—away from all these
people." His voice was a little unsteady.
Melita hesitated. A crowd is a protection, and though she would never
have admitted it, just then Melita felt
a vague sense of insecurity.
Jimmy noted the hesitation. "Only
for a few minutes I" he pleaded.
So they left Government street and
walked out—hand in hand, like a boy
and a girl, to Beacon Hill park. There
the white swans swam lazily in a dark,
be-shadowed lakelet on the surface ot
which the stars were dimly reflected.
By the side of the lake, with weird
shadows from the tall trees lying around
and across them they stood and faced
each other. The noises of the city came
from afar off, emphasizing their sense
of isolation. The hour of Melita's danger had arrived.
"Melita, Melita, I love you I" He had
to say it; yet the words came to his
lips almost  reluctantly.
The girl was very pale.    She could
hear her heart beating and his too.
Something seemed to cloud her brain.
She put her arms around his neck and
her pretty head on his shoulder, and he
stooped and kissed her.
It was over in a minute. From the
distant cathedral there came, across the
frosty air, the chime of Christmas
bells. The sound had a peculiar effect
upon Lord Francis Summers. A vision
of another scene opened before his mental vision—a scene a year ago when
he had bidden temporary farewell to a
tall, fair English girl, who trusted him,
It was cold and frosty then, too, as he
had stood at the portal of her father's
house with her hand in his, and thc
snow lay white and glittering upon the
drive and over the fields, and it covered the cottages in the little village
nearby. "Goodbye, Jimmy, and God
bless you;" she had said in her sweet
voice—and then he had kissed her—his
promised wife—for thc first time, and
he had gone. Once he had looked back
and she stood watching him, a tall fair
girl in the doorway, framed by the
light from thc hall. Then he walked
on to the village with the bells of the
village church ringing in his ears.
Lord Francis stiffened his soul and
fought with the devil. Melita felt the
sudden change and drew away from
him, looking at him wondcringly and
somewhat dazedly.
(Continued on page seven.)
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Big Holiday Attraction Starting
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The Fairy Play
" Cinderella "
Starting Thursday
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Dec, 25, 26 and 27—The Roscian
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i "We must go back," said Lord Francis. "I have been very wrong. I hope
to God.   I have done no harm!"
Melita smiled. In a moment she
was herself again; confident of her
prowess in such affairs. "I am afraid
you are a very bad man," she said.
"You ought not to be allowed out by
yourself—or rather not with a girl. And
I do believed I encouraged you to—to
kiss me!" she concluded with a little
sigh and a note of surprise.
Half an hour later Melita and Jimmy
parted—never, probably, to meet again.
. Lord Francis duly married Lady Alice.
V There were great festivities and his
lordship has been v:ry happy ever since.
The Count de Reuse looks after his
clothes. As for Melita, it is possible
that there is a little, wee dent in her
heart, but she is still Melita, and as
dangerous to amorous youths as ever.
It might have ended otherwise.
Christmas now being close at hand
the social set have had no time for
society functions, being too busily engaged in preparing for the festive season. For next week a large number
of theatre parties, dinner parties and
family gatherings have been planned.
* *   *
One of the belles of the Royal City
became a bride last week when Margaret Mary Sullivan was wedded on
Tuesday morning to Mr. W. Stuart
Nutter by Rev. Father J. P. O'Neill,
O.M.I. The ceremony was of a very
quiet  nature.    Mr.   and   Mrs.   Nutter
will reside in Spokane, Wash.
* *   •
On Saturday morning last Miss Maud
McKay became the bride of Mr. L. B.
Thompson, the ceremony being performed by Rev. J. M. McLeod. The honeymoon is being spent in Ontario.
* *   *
The Buccaneers, a West End social
•club, proved delightful hosts at their
first assembly in O'Brien's Hall on
Friday evening.
»   *  *
Mrs. J. S. Rear was the hostess of a
charming tea on Thursday afternoon in
aid of the Bishopric Endowment fund.
Mrs. Rear was assisted by Mesdames
Keith, Williams and Tracey.
* *  »
Mrs. W. S. Deacon entertained at
afternoon tea on Thursday.
* *  *
Mr. and  Mrs.  Alex. Buchanan are
spending the festive season in Montreal.
»   *   *
The Maple Leaf Dancing Club held
a very successful assembly dance in
Pender Hall on Thursday evening.
* *  *
The Misses Judge entertained a large
number of friends at an afternoon tea
on Thursday, in honor of Miss Helen
Ross, who is to be married next week.
* •   •
Mrs. Benjamin McLeod has arrived
from Calgary to spend several weeks
visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Evans of
this city.
* •   •
One of the largest and most select
audiences of the season greeted the
Prince of Pilsen at the opera house on
Tuesday evening. There were several theatre parties in the boxes.
* *  *
Persons in Vancouver having any
social items of general interest are
requested to forward them by mail to
the Society Editor, The Week, Vancouver.
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NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated at Kumdis
Slough, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked Geo. W. Morrow's N.E. corner; thence running east 40 chains;
thence north 160 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence south 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia, October 23rd, 1905.
Per  Percy Harrison,
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The higher I go the better I like it.—Jerry.
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NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near head of
Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked H. A. Collison's N.W. corner; thence running 40 chains east;
thence 160 chains south; thence west
40 chains; thence north 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated in Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake marked
J. M. Collison's S.W. corner; thence
running 40 chains east; thence 160
chains south; thence west 40 chains;
thence north 160 chains to point of
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia, October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make ap
plication to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated in Juskatla,
Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands.
Commencing at a stake marked E. C.
Co'llison's S.W. corner; thence running 40 chains east; thence 160 chains
north; thence west 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
NOT ,E is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following de
scribed lands, situated opposite Harrison's Island, Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake marked E. C. Collison's N.E. corner; thence running 40
chains east; thence 160 chains south;
thence west 40 chains; thence north
160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
Legislative Assembly
The time limit for the Rules of the
House for receiving Petitions for Private Bills will expire on the 22nd day
of Janury, 1906.
Bills must be presented to the House
not later than the ist day of February,
Reports from Committees on Private
Bills will not be received after the 8th
day of February, 1906.
Dated the ist day of December, 1905.
Clerk of the Lgeislative Assembly.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following de-
schibed lands, situated near Quan
River, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked L. Morrow's S.E. corner;
thence running 40 chains east; thence
160 chains south; thence west 40
chains; thence north 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per  Percy  Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make ap-
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated at head of Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake marked
H. A. Collison's S.E. corner; thence
running 40 chains east; thence 160
chains north; thence west 40 chains;
thence south 160 chains to point of
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia.
October 23rd, 1905.
Per  Percy  Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated on Quan River,
Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands,
Commencing at a stake marked John
R. Scott's N.E. corner; thence running
east 40 chains; thence 160 chains
north; thence west 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1005.
Per Percy Harrison,
Agent.    .
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make ap-
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated on Kumdis
Slough, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte
Islands. Commencing at a stake marked
Geo. W. Morrow's N.W. corner;
thence running east 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence north 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
Do not fail to see our Ladies' and Gent's
Fancy Slippers and Shoes at lowest cash
Army and Navy Cigar Store.
G. B. D. Pipes from $1.50 " $42.00
B B B       "       "     1.00 "    14.00
H. B. B.    "       "     22.7 "     4.50
L. &Co.   "       "     2.So "      s.oo
We have the most up-to-date stock of   mported Cigars in
the City in presentation boxes of 25.
Egyptian and Turkish Cigarettes in 18 different makes.
Cigar and Cigarette Tubes, gold inlaid, from $1.25 to $6.00.
Cigar and Cigarette Cases from 75c. to $6.00.
.Mumm's pts      $ 1
Cockburn's Red Label Port, per bot.. 1
Royal Crown Port, per bot  1
Claret, V. D., per bot  1
Chateau la tour, per bot  1
Sauterne, per bot 	
Watson's Scotch, per bot  1
Club Rye, per bot  1
Carne's   Cash    Grocery
Cor. Yates and Broad Sts.,      'PHONE 586.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
name of the "GRIBBLE, SKENE AND
BARRETT CO.," which was registered
on the 3rd day of June, 1905, as an
Extra-Provincial Company has been
DATED this Twelfth day of December,  1905.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to thc Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near Mammon
River, Juskatla, Masset Inlet, Queen
Charlotte Island. Commencing at a
stake marked Percy Harrison's N.W.
corner; thence running 40 chains cast;
thence 160 chains north; thence west
40 chains; thence south 16b chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
NOVICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application lo the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from thc following described lands, situated near Mammon
River, Juskatla, Masset Inlet, Queen
Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a
stake marked Percy Harrison's N.E.
corner; thence running 40 chains
south; thence 160 chains west; thence
north 40 chains; thencet east 160 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
Octeber 23rd, 1905.
NO'iTCli is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated near head of
Juskatla, Massett Inlet, Queen Charlotte Islands. Commencing at a stake
marked L. Morrow's N.W. corner;
thence running 40 chains south; thence
160 chains west; thence north 40
chains; thence east 160 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd, 1905.
Per   Percy   Harrison,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to make application to the Honourable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands, situated about centre of
Juskatla and known as Harrison'!
Island, containing 640 acres more or
Dated at Massett, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Province of British Columbia,
October 23rd,  1905.
Per Percy Harrison,
& A Lady's Letter *
^ By  BABETTE. ^
Dear Madge:—Really it is quite exciting these days to go into town any
afternoon between the hours of four
and six and watch the number of
Xmas shoppers that throng the stores.
And who can walk along Government
street at this time of day and say that
Victoria is dull after a glance at the
numerous beautifully dressed women
and prosperous looking men one meets
shopping. And every one looks so
happy, too! The society lady of many
dollars is much "en evidence' 'at this
time of year, and one hears of her purchasing beautiful jewels, marvellous
toys and wonderful creations in hats
and furs. "Bien," we are glad to note
that she patronizes home industries. It
is quite true that to be in "society" in
the West means "dollars." However, I
think that to-day the inmost portals
of society, all over the world, are
dominated in large degree by the golden
call. So history, at intervals, long or
short, repeats itself, and as the ancients
showed their appreciation of gold, so
do we bow down before all it means-
power, beauty, and the hundred things
that make life worth living to the twentieth century Sybarite. But I am wandering from my subject. I did not in
tend to criticise society at large, but
to tell you of some of the latest modes,
The combination of several furs, which
obtained favor last winter, and the win
ter before, has "gone out," and not too
soon. It was "painting the lily" in a
most inartistic fashion to mix sable
with ermine, chinchilla with stone-marten, fox with lynx, and so on. If fur
must be mixed with materials either in
velvet or cloth, at least let them match
in tone if good effect be aimed at. The
secret in buying furs, as a matter of
fact (to be very Hibernian) is not to
buy them unless of the best. Spend a
decent sum, or wait until it is col
lected, and have a good article which
will last and look well for years,
rather than obtain cheap and nasty substitutes of which you will always feel
slightly ashamed, which carry tails that
never wagged when alive, and heads
obviously made up, and the general
brand of "not being up to the mark."
For in nothing is a costume more
dragged down to the commonplace than
by the addition of dyed or imitation
furs. Furs, indeed, are now a subject
that gives rise to at least as much depression as exaltation this very season
the price has risen so excessively as
compared with even last year. The sable
muff of our every day affections, for
instance, has become a thing of price
and importance within a few short
years. It is one of the admitted indis-
pensablcs of every well-dressed woman,
yet its acquisition is no more a mere
matter of ten or fifteen, but of forty
and even fifty dollars!
And now, Madge, don't feel badly if
John does not appreciate your cleverness. Intellect is a reproach that woman
has to live down. You know you were
made that way, and are not responsible. And if you must wear a ''blue
stocking," be sure that it is prettily
gartered and hidden under a fashionable
skirt. Otherwise, Madge, you must expect a book in place of John. A man
likes tn be always a head in advance
of his wife, sometimes neck and shoulders. He never appreciates a wife who
is learned enough to pick holes in his
arguments or to correct his sentences.
Nor does he care tn hear her talk with
the tongues of men and of angels. It
makes him feel small. I once heard
of a man who fell in love with a very
well read girl, who was always airing
her knowledge. By the way, she was a
brunette, and he thought he adored brunettes, so he married her. But soon
after he discovered that it was a blonde
who was his ideal.
Mentioning "blue stockings" reminds
mc to tell you of some very fine socks
tbat I came across in Finch & Finch's
the other day. They were of English
make and prettily embroidered on thc
instep in neat designs in red and other
colored silk. Now, don't be shocked
when I say that I was really templed
to invest in several pairs of the
smallest size, take them homo and sew
long, blnck "legs" on them for my own
use, because we poor females never seem
able to procure pretty hosiery suitable
for winter wear. Why it is so, I don't
know. Fancy, in this store was a
dainty opera bag made of Dresden silk
with draw strings of blue ribbon. What
a splendid idea it is for a smart up-to-
date gentlemen's furnishing house like
Finch & Finch to keep a few of these
dainty, fussy, feminine fancies, besides
carrying as they do such a splendid
stock of ladies' gloves. For, look you,
there is many a man who would buy
his wife, or sister, as the case may be,
a pair of gloves or a dainty gift like
the above mentioned, but, poor dear,
he shies at the very mention of a dry
goods store. Hence it behooves this
firm to accommodate him.
Another attractive shop for men is
the Fit-Reform Wardrobe on Government street, in the windows of which
are displayed some very handsome suits
and overcoats of a decidedly fashionable
cut. Raincoats in the latest styles are
priced as low as $15, $18 and $20, and
surtout or Newmarket overcoats are to
be had here for from $22 to $25. I
noticed to-day some very smart smoking
jackets in this store which are sure to
be in demand at this time of the year.
For glittering effects, women restrict
themselves to jewelery, the delicacy and
lace-like effects of which increase with
increasing excellence of workmanship.
Take, for instance, some of the beautiful
necklets, bracelets, pendants, etc., that
are now on exhibition at Challoner &
Mitchell's wonderful Xmas gift store,
which to my mind is a veritable paradise for women. I think their jewelery
is even more attractive than ever. The
large pear-shaped drops that are among
the newest fancy in pendants, to be
worn on an almost imperceptible chain,
are some of the things that we all long
to possess. And the prices are well
within the reach of moderate purses,
though they are not cheap enough to
become common. Jewel-encircled miniature pendants that are the favorite pendants with proud young mothers, examples of the daintiest designs are here
obtainable at prices modest exceedingly. Other pendants of original and exclusive design, beautifully rendered in
jewels and translucent enamels, are on
view in this well stocked store, which
proves so irresistible a magnet to the
After a glance at the splendid display
in Terry & Marett's of Lowney's chocolates and other well known makes of
sweets, "done up" in the daintiest pos
sible packages, the old saying "sweets to
the sweet" naturally comes to my lips,
Here indeed is a collection of tempting
"bon-bons" from which to select a gift
for my lady of thc sweet tooth. And
fear not that it will be most heartily
It is often difficult to procure the exact design in the cover of a cushion
to harmonise with its surroundings.
Some try to impart a new idea by making special designs of figure subjects.
There have been cushion covers designed
by Mucha, and cats of the Steinlen pat
tern have come forth to embellish the
cushion of the cosy comer. Hence it
is useful to know that Weiler Bros
have the largest and most choice assortment of cushion 'ers suitable for any
surroundings. Ir you have a Dutch
breakfast room in delf blue, green or
white, an Oriental smoking room with
hangings of Bagdad, etc., or a dainty
drawing room in thc palest shade of
brocade, here you will find cushion
covers to match. And the wonderful
curtain stock this large store carries!
Realley one becomes almost bewildered,
while viwing all their exquisite designs
in cretonnes, denims, Oriental hangings,
etc., while their exhibit of artistic pottery, dainty china, copper and brassware
is undoubtedly the best in the province.
From a Christmas shopper's point of
view, when economy, usefulness and
good value for your money, are to be
considered, this is decidedly the store
wherein to shop.
One 01 the most brilliant and artistic
spectacles in thc line of Xmas exhibits
in the stores is that of The Hinton
Klcctric Company. This company has
just received hundreds of thc most beautiful electric fixtures in brass, copper
and wrought iron. It fairly makes one's
heart glad to see this splendid display.
Of course one invariably longs "to possess" on sight of some of tliese artistic
fittings, but apart from that foclim
which is natural to every human being,
it is a pleasure to inspect this splendid
I am almost afraid to again mention
Mumm's champagne, for verily you will
think that I am getting too fond of
this king of wines. I must, however,
confess that I have a "penchant" for
this particular brand, and I am sure
that you also are looking forward to
your Christmas "hot bird and cold bottle."
And now to descend from the sublime
to the serviceable. Let me impress upon you the advisability of purchasing
good stout boots for this season of the
year. A hint in this line is always in
order, as it spells common sense. Therefore make haste and take advantage of
the boot and shoe sale that is still in
progress at the Paterson Shoe Company's store. I can vouch for the superiority of their stock, having but lately
invested in a pair of boots that has been
a comfort to "my souls" ever since.
Don't forget that the very best Egyptian cigarettes are still to be had of
Turner & Beeton Co. A box or two
of their "Crown Prince," or "Goldplate"
imported cigarettes would make an excellent gift for your youthful brother,
who has long since recovered from the
effects of his first smoke, and as you
say is now at "the-falling-in-love-with-
the-widow" stage. This is the stage, I
think, when they learn to "make rings,"
and have "pipe dreams," etc.
Another store that has a fine Christmas showing is, James Maynard's boot
and shoe store on Douglas street. For
children's dainty dancing slippers, men's
and boys' felt house slippers, in fact
all that is desirable in this line for
Xmas presents, you will find a most
complete assortment here to select from,
And now that I have given you a hint
for suitable presents for all the family,
before I close may I suggest a gift for
myself? I should like nothing better
than to possess the lucky number that
will win the $300 piano player at Fletcher Bros.
A Merry Xmas to you, and may you
profit by my "gift hints." Next week I
hope to be able to tell you of many
beautiful presents that will have fallen
to my lot by then. BABETTE.
Miss Bernice McClure, of Vancouver
is visiting her aunt, Mrs. S. McClure.
We have a splendid
range of Christmas
presents at the lowest
possible prices.
Thousands of
Toys for the Little Ones
and    lots   of    other
things   suitable   for
young and old at
Hastie's Fair
Government St.,      VICTORIA-
Italian School of Music
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli.
(Italy). In addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, he will
conduct a special class in the art o1
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.
Virile, Strong, Masculine in every line.   °<
Colorings that appeal to a man.
This department is filled with choice selections from the best
foreign and home makers. One feature about it is that you do
not see patterns that are old to you as we are constantly iu receipt of Novelties Direct From the Centres of Fashion.
Ladies' -GLOVES-   Mens
Our Glove Certificate will obviate all trouble. We will furnish
you with a certificate that will entitle the holder to one or more
pairs of gloves. The recipient can call at our store, select the glove
wanted and have them fitted. A fine stock of gloves for both ladies
and gentlemen, aud certificates issued in either case.
Finch & Finch
57 Government St,
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture.
PHONE 893.
Manufacturers of
English Ale and Stout and Aerated Waters
Telephone 444, Victoria West. B. e.
The Old Established and Popular House.
First Class Restaurant in Connection.
Meals at All Hours.
The Victoria Is Steam Heated Throughout; has the best Sample Rooms in the City;
and has been Re-lurnished Irom Top to Bottom.
The Engines of The Day.
Coal Oil Engines
Superior to Gasoline.
Marine Engines for launches, fishing
boats, etc. Stationary Engines for
pumping and all power purposes. For
ranch and other uses.
Write for particulars.
Now is the time to order for the spring.
Dealers in Minirg mc", oil ei tf rdiney
We make a specialty of Undertaking, and we give the best possible
service for the reason that:
We have everything modern both for the Embalming process and for
General Work.
We are commended by those who have employed us.
Our prices are always reasonable.
We carry a large and complete line of every class of Undertaking Gooda
Our experienced certificated staff are promptly available at auy time,
night or day.
Attention is called to these facts because we recognize that those requiring Undertaking Services ought to have the best.
Christmas Presents
Athletic Goods, Golf, Hockey, Etc.
Have you seen the little Monte Carlo and Saratoga.    GET ONE.
John Barnsley & Co.
115 Government St.     VIOTORIA, B. C.


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