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 New Houses For Sale
A number of new home*, Modern in
every respect. Easy monthly hiatal-
B.C. Land ft InTestment Agency Ld.
v> 40 Government St.
Call and See Our Special'
All prices reduced during December .:,
Hicksi ft Lovick Piano Co.
«       68 Government St., Victoria, B. C. •
Vol.I.   No. 61.
Price 6 Cents.
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,fZLA.l PlMO   "   Slnoopore Pineapple, a lor   25e.
I DIXI H. ROSS & CO., The Independent Cash Grocers
Scotch Short Bread
25c. A CAKE
London and Vancouver Bakery
Phone 861 »• W. HANBURY, Prop.
HT-..^ aft) .sv«a«*  Choice New Corn Arriving Daily.   Prices
]\©\V   WUl II low.   We have it either Whole or Cracked.
I2S Government Street.
I Steam
The Hotel Victoria
E. CAVE, Proprietor
Good I
I W^uli Bmerlcan Plan, $2.00 a Day and Op        S-mp,e
» Throughout
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House Fittings in B. C.
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T Corner Yates and Broal Streets. JL
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Instalments  Cash
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Buying and Selling ....
Civil Service	
Common Law
What tho', my brothers, in the past
Our vows were idle phrases-
Just good intentions gone to pave
The place we know as Blazes 1
We vow to Virtue as to Love
Not knowing what 'twill lead to:
Better it is to vow again
Than think we have no need to I
Old Father Time has yet to spare
A chance or two for sinners,
And in the game of Fate we may
Be numbered with the winners.
Then here's a toast, and drink to it!
(Tho' vowing 'tis your last onej
A bright new year to all of us,
And may we see the next one I
—Arnold Watson.
Plans for the New Year
"Thus resolution is sicklied o'er
with the pale cast of thought," quoted the Monkey, as he made his thirty-
fifth resolution for the New Year-
Agnes Deans Cameron.
"Saved again!" exclaimed Augustus Smitherins. "Leap year is over
and I am still my own master.'
* *  *
Plain girl: And what in the world
will vou do with all your Christmas
Pretty    °irl:    Show them to the
men wlio didn't send me anything.
»   *   »
Mr. Always Broke: This year,
Easyraan, I intend to give up drink!
Mr. Easyman (who always paid):
Do my dear fellow.   It is doing you
a lot of harm.
* * *
"Ring out the old, ring in the new!"
It can't be worse for me and you.
* •   •
Resolution Ready Made—Bleary
Vagman:   Alas, it must be so!
Smellful Smith: What must be so?
Bleary Vagman: My resolution
for the New Year precludes me from
drinking beer.
Smellful Smith: Madman! Why
makest ijhon such a resolution?
Bleary Vagman: I didn't. Chief
Langley has put me on the prohibition list.
* *   *
If they were not out of fashion
the most suitable gift just now_ for
a ladv would he some new (y)earings.
* *  *
Another Crisis—There are ominous
rumbling's in the local tonsorial field
which fortell an upheaval. The barbers' union has presented the employers with a demand, nay, an ultimatum, and if its wishes are not acceded to by the 1st of January some
of the shops will be barberless.—Victoria Times.
One of the most comical old conundrums heard this Christmas season was.
What is thc difference between an
npple and a pretty girl? The answer
was: You hnve to press an apple to
get cider, while in thc case nf the
pretty girl you must get aside her
to press her.
* *   *
There has been very little civic
strife this year to disturb the equanimity necessary to a proper enjoyment of the holiday season.
* s   •
Thc only drawback to spending a
winter in Victoria is the lack of
sleighing facilities. There are sleighs,
but the snow when it comes won't
French  100.
German     too
Spanish  100.
Russian    130.
AndOthers  130.
News, Lltho , L. Press, Cutting
and Correction to Proofs  130    100
Engraving  "0	
Electricity  "0	
Telegraph Engineering  itt	
Mechanical Drawing   130	
Architectural Drawing  ijo......
Topographical Drawing  iso	
Navigation  »Q	
Astronomy  'so	
''*°?nX7oBr"^ ,? monlh" iMy *"'nd!mce' deluding
board and residence^is »ioo l»'r m°fnA!>'  d, yictori», b. C„ to whom drafts may be made payable.
Bankers:  The Imperial Bank ol canao.a, »"!,""<,NdBtf0N pBINTZi Pr|nclpai
Wireless and Cable Code-»Prinscol."     Loig Distance 'Phone-nss.
The chosen representatives of the
people of British Columbia will soon
begin to arrive at our Capital city
in order to he ready for business
when the Legislature opens.
*  *  *
The year 1905 is likely to be a
fateful one for both Japan and Rus-
isn. although tho war may linger for
a long time, even years, yet the com-
inf year will give much clearer inr
dications of the probable result of
the struggle.
This issue completes the first year in the life of Victoria's weekly
newspaper MM^hJ^i^^'^
Commencing last January, under the direction of Mr. D. B. Bogle,
with the title of "Truth," the paper subsequently passed into the hands
of Mr. 0 H. Lugrin, and was published under the name of "Progress."
Changing proprietorship for the second time, it has taken on its third
and best title-"The Week."
It will interest many Victorians to know that this title was suggested
by the late Mr. T. H. Twigg, foreman printer of the Colonist news composing room, a short time before/ hi s death. It is a striking and attractive name for a weekly paper; it suggests the scope of the contents—a
review of the affairs of the week—and does not exclude the idea that %',
certain amount of space is devoted to lighter and original literature.
"The Week" is the only literary paper in British Columbia, and
Victorians should feel some satisfaction in the publication here of a
medium through which the latest literary talent of the province may
find expression, and become recognized.
A curious prejudice has existed in the minds of some of the business
people of this city that a weekly paper cannot achieve permanent success. This prejudice has no foundation. The public of Viotoria has declared with no uncertain voice that it wants such a publication as "The
Week"—as the large subscription list and constantly increasing sales
of the paper clearly demonstrate. The management, therefore, wishes
to impress upon the doubting ones two facts: 1. That "The Week"
is now firmly established in the city, and, 2, that "The Week" will
gather strength and influence as the time passes.
A word on the subject—always of great importance in the newspaper business—of advertising. There are many ways in which advertising repays the merchant and tradesman handsomely. There is the medium of the daily newspaper, a medium more especially valuable for
those merchants who make a point of daily, special announcements.
There is the weekly newspaper in which advertisements of many kinds
can be most effectively published. There is the magazine, in which
artistic advertising by great manufacturing houses is perhaps the most
productive of all, and lastly there is the bill posting and dodger method,
which is almost worthless. Now, the advertising value of "The
Week" is very considerable. "The Week" is not glanced at hurriedly
and then thrown aside, as is the common fate of a large proportion of
the daily newspapers. It is read by the purchaser and left about the
house for other people to read in turn. Its advertising matter is arranged neatly and attractively—not.spread anyhow over whole pages
containing little or nothing else. The low subscription price—$1 a year
—(just a penny a week) places it within easy reach of everybody, and
nearly everybody in Victoria reads it. Besides its large circulation in
thc city, "The Week" is to be found in the hotels and many homes
throughout the province as well as in the cities of Puget Sound. Its
circulation in the country districts tributary to Viotoria already is considerable, and this business will be pushed early in the new year,
These are facts, and they are facts to which the attention of the business people of Victoria is respectfully invited.
"The Week" will publish all the news—legal, political, mercantile and social—in an interesting and concise manner. It will deal with
the nublic questions of the day in an independent and straightforward
spirit. It will not publish columns of political animosity that no sane
man or woman wants to read. In addition to this, "The Week" will
contain, as already stated, reading matter of general interest, bright
and entertaining.
The tourist trade—one of the most important factors in the upbuilding of Victoria—will not be overlooked.. "The Week" will serve
the interests of this business as only a weekly paper can. It will be
found in all the principal hotels along the C.P.R. line from Vancouver
to Winnipeg, and in the principal hotels of the cities of Washington
and Oregon. The tourist will see the paper, and in nine cases out of
ten will read it. This will bring Victoria to his notice, and will have
good results.
It is the intention to publish from time to time special articles
dealing with Victoria and the country tributary to it, and to illustrate
the paper with attractive pictures. These also will serve the interests of
Victoria abroad better than occasional pamphlets and special reports.
1905 will be a banner year for Victoria in many ways. The great
exposition at Portland will bring to the Pacific Coast the greatest
amount of travel on record, and many of Portland's visitors will be attracted to Victoria, more especially by reason of the generous arrangements made by the transportation companies to encourage such trips.
In conclusion, it can be said with confidence that "The Week" will
help Victoria, and there is no reason why the business people of Victoria
should not help themselves and "The Week" at one and the same
time. j ■ il   :   _i        ...   „
waaa&iScsieaK r.
His Honor Judge Harrison Dismisses
i j the Eight Accused—Charge Not
a...i.:_.j     t...
(i]Loo Gee Wing and the Sjaven other
Chinamen accused'Jtj! conspiracy to
secure,the conviction by false evidence of Wong Oh and Wong Gow
for the murder on January 31 last of
Man Quan, manager of the Chinese
theatre, were discharged by His Honor Judge. Harrison on Tuesday-last,
fin dismissing the; case <His Honor
declared that the charge of conspir-
: acy was not sustained by the evidence.
.The evidence-given might show that
Loo Gee Wing had paid money to
suborn witnesses; it might show that
perjury had been committed by some
of those witnesses but, in His Honor's opinion, if bribery and perjury
had been committed those offences
should have been charged against the
men guilty of them, and not conspiracy. Moreover, there was a good deal
of confusion in the evidence respecting the payment of money. In a
criminal charge, the accused were
bound to have the benefit of the
doubt. His Honor felt some doubt
and must accordingly find the accused
not guilty.
Mr. H. D. Helmcken, K.C., appeared for the Crown, and Mr. Geo. Powell, with Mr. W. Moresby for the
■ This result of the speedy trial terminates an interesting side issue in
the mysterious case of Man Quan.
It will be remembered that after the
conviction of Wong On and Wong
Gow, their counsel, Mr. W. J. Taylor,
K.C,- secured a suspension of the
death sentence pending an appeal.
The Court of Appeals ordered a new
trial for the two men on the strength
of Mr. Taylor's argument; that the
Trial Judge had omitted in his direction to the jury to draw their attention to the definition of manslaughter
as opposed to murder.
The .proceedings for conspiracy
were instituted by Mr. Taylor, Who
is thoroughly convinced of the innocence of Wong On and Wong Gow.
The new trial will take place at a
special assize, Mr. Justice Martin
presiding, at the end of January. In
view of His Honor Judge Harrison's
remarks as to bribery and perjury
having been committed and to the
other sensational features of the case,
the new trial will be followed with
much interest by the public.
Christmas Services.
The Christmas morning service held
in the Church of Our Lord was most
impressive. Right Rev. Bishop Cridge
preached the sermon, and was assisted
in reading the lessons by the Rev. H.
J.Wood. Mrs. Moresby's solo "The
First Christmas Morn," was beautifully rendered, and the anthems were
lovely, full of pathos and feeling. The
chancel and altar were a mass of
white chrysanthemums, evergreens,
and red berries, and the congregation
was unusually large.
Solemn Pontifical Mass was celebrated on Christmas Eve at midnight
in St. Andrew's Roman Catholic
Cathedral. This is perhaps one of the
oldest and most impressive services
of the Catholic Church. Its origin
dates back to the third century during
the persecution of the Christians in
Rome when the priests and religious
fled for safety to the catacombs.
There they celebrated the first Masses
and the custom has come down to the
present day. The church was beautifully decorated with flowers, palms,
evergreens and hundreds of lighted
candles. The Mass sung on this occasion was the well known one of Theo.
Van Webers. The soloists were Miss
0 'Keefe, contralto; Mrs. Johnson and
Miss E. Sehl, soprano; Mr. Frank
Sehl, and Mr. Olivier; the latter sang
Noel. Miss Marrack accompanied at
the organ.
Nothing Decided at the Last Meeting
of the City Council. |;
The serious ,question of the Rock
Bay bridge^wnj^ther it is to be closed, repaired or, rebuiltr-cropped up at
last Monday 'S'lneeting of the City
Council and passed out of sight again;
without any decision being reached, j
Aid Beckwith tabled a motion that
a reply/be sent to a correspondent
protesting against the closing of the;
bridge to^the effect that the bridge
had been only temporarily closed owing to its unsafe condition, and that
the Council probably would recommend to the incoming Council of 1905
that a new bridge be erected at Rock
Aid. Fell denounced this motion,
which he regarded as of an electioneering character.
The motion was defeated on a division.
The fact is that the Council has not
yet come to any devision on the subject, and the Rock Bay bridge question will be handed on to the new
Council to wrestle,with. It is likely
to be quite a feature in the municipal elections.
Appointed by the Provincial Govern-
.;'".' ment to Inquire Into Question of Taxation.
Items of Interest Concerning British
Columbia and Canada Generally.
The litigation over the Lucky Jack
group, the fabulously rich gold property of Poplar Creek has been settled.
The settlement was reached in Nelson, by the Great Northern Mines,
Limited, and James Rutherford and
L. Hanna, the parties of the suit. By
the terms of the settlement the Great
Northern people transfer to Messrs.
Rutherford and Hanna 75,000 shares
of stock of the company who in turn
transfer their claims to the Lucky
Jack group consisting of the Lucky
Jack and Lucky Three, to the com-i
pany. Without waiting for the decision of the Full Court the Great
Northern company is at liberty to go;
ahead with the development of the;
property. It is understood that a 20-'
stamp mill will'be erected at once byj
the company and will be in operation
by spring.
There is a hot municipal campaign
in progress in the flourishing city of
Nelson where John Houston and Dr.
W. O. Rose are contesting the mayoralty.
Mr. Houston, whose devious political ways—only very recently rectified
—have lost him much support in Nelson, appears to be up against the
strongest opposition he has ever encountered in his city. The Economist
(Conservative) which has been opposing Mr. Houston for some time
past, makes fun of the "popular candidate, '' declaring that he only wants
the mayoralty for the sake of the
$1,200 a year salary attached to that
When the increased taxation was
imposed on the province at the last,
session of the Legislature, Premier
McBride announced that the measure
introduced was to be considered Only
as a temporary means'of meeting the
necessities of a depleted treasury
and an expenditure that exceeded
revenue. Later he promised that a
commission would be appointed to
inquire into the whole question of
provincial taxation.
This commission has now been appointed, consisting of the Hon. R. G.
Tatlow, Minister of Finance; Hon. F.
L. Carter-Cotton, President of the
Council; Mr. D. R. Ker, of the well-
known firm of Brackman & Ker, and
Mr. Johann Buntzen, general manager
of the B. C Electric Railway Com-*
pany. The commission will commence
its investigation almost immediately,
and judging from the personnel of the
commission, some important recommendations likely to make for the
welfare of the province will result. It
is hoped that the commission's report
will be ready by the time the Legislature meets early in February.
The result of the temporary taxation introduced last year has been to
fulfil its object. Coupled with a policy
of economical administration ,the government has been able to make ends
meet—something rather novel in recent British Columbia finance, and
there will be even a small surplus.
It was never pretended that the Assessment Act of last session was anything like perfect, but it was the best
that could be hurriedly devised to
meet an emergency for which the existing government was not responsible.
With the assistance of the commission the legislature will have more
information before it and will be
working less in the dark. The commission will inquire into the results
of the operation of the Assessment
Act and ascertain how the revenue
can be raised in the most equitable
manner. In other words, it will suggest, in directly, amendments to the
Their ideas are larger than their
They do not keep account of their
They are easy dupes of schemers and
They reverse thc maxim, "Duty before pleasure."
They do not think it worth while to
save nickels and dimes.
They have risked an assured competence in trying to get rich quickly.
They try to do what others expect
of them, not what they can afford.
They do not think it worth while to
pujt contracts or agreements in writing.
They prefer to incur debt rather than
to. do work which they consider beneath them.
When the1- visited Daly's theatre
recently. King Carlos and Queen
Amelia appeared to be much amused
bv the following new verse that Mr.
Rutland Barrington introduced into
his topical song in "The Cingalee,"
"There's Nothing Much More to
When some foreigners, pleasant and
Take a fancy to visit our shore,
We extend them a welcome that's
And we use decorations galore;
Of onr money we will not be frugal,
Being anxious to give a good time
To the King nnd the Queen of Portugal
(There really was no other rhyme).
They will have a good deal to say
of the visit they came to pay;
They are friendly to us
So we're making a fuss
In the usual English way.
Thev sav Gog and Magog
*nd a beautiful fog,
Then    to Windsor they went their
At its conclusion King Carlos
'■"ir/hfid heartily, and Queen Amelin
'"ined in the applause by clapping
''er hands.
As a Christmas greeting Premier
McBride sent the following to the
Toronto Globe at the request of that
"My thanks to the Globe for the
opportunity kindly accorded me as
Premier of British Columbia to extend on behalf of its people Christmas greetings to the press of Canada
and to kinsmen beyond the mountains. We rejoice in the peace, harmony and prosperity which abound
among them from ocean to ocean,
and especially in those Eastern provinces from which so many| of our
citizens have come.
"Though far separated, distance
or phvsical obstacles are no longer
barriers to fraternal and commercial
intercourse, united as we are by
bands of steel, soon to be doubled,
and, let us hope trebled, to meet the
legitimate requirements created by
vigorous national expansion.
"Habited on the ever verdant coast
of the Pacific, the hearts of British
Columbians are at this festive season with kindred and friends whose
homes extend to the other shore of
our great Dominion, and are laden
with messages of good will.
"The outlook for the province has
never been brighter than on the eve
of this Christmas. Imbued with a
firm faith that their claims on the
Dominion, the justice of which can
only properly be appreciated by those
familiar with our peculiar physical
conditions—the sole impediment to
complete provincial development-
will be duly recognized, our people
have an ardent hope that their many
natural sources of wealth and boundless opportunities are destined to an
early and full fruition. Canadians
all, Britons all, they have a strong
and abiding faith that the ascendant
star of united Canada, whose splendid future is now assured, will move
brighter and brighter in the galaxy
of empire.
- Mr. Justice Killiam is to succeed
Mr. Andrew Blair as-chairman of the
Railway Commission .-• -
The Rt. Rev.: Angus Dontenwill,
R. C. Bishop of New Westminster,
was received in private audience by
His Holiness,: the Pope, at the Vatican on Tuesday last; The Pope authorised the Bishop to take his special blessing to the Indians in the dio,
cese of New Westminster;
Twelve shots were exchanged on the
station platform at Moorejaw on
Tuesday last between Mounted Police
and an American desperado named
McLean. The officers returned it, one
bullet smashing McLean's knee cap,
after which he surrendered, but not
before he emptied his revolver. He
was taken to Regina jail.
It is learned on good authority at
Montreal that negotiations are going
on for the amalgamation of the Merchants' Bank of Canada and the
Royal Bank. This amalgamation, if
carried out would be the most important since the amalgamation of the
Canadian Bank of Commerce and the
Bank of. British Columbia. Tne paid
up capital of the Merchants' Bank
is $6,000,000, and that of the Royal
Bank is $3,000,000.
At a meeting of the loggers of British Columbia held in Vancouver on
Tuesday last it was decided to organize with a view to controlling the
price of logs, regulating the output,
etc. The organization meeting will
be held on January 5.
The British Columbia College of
Physicians and Surgeons has conceited
the license of Dr. Robert Telford for
unprofessional conduct in connection
with the Hattie Bowell case. He will
appeal the case to the Supreme Court.
Bishop Archambault, in an address
to the students of Laval, made use of
the following language. "Prepare
yourselves to serve your country. I
dream of our French Canada being
rendered free and independent. When
the hour comes such a result will be
obtained without any commotion, and
I count oh you to bring about this
liberty and independence."
The Lumbermen's Association has
decided that cut rates on local lumber must cease. The new rate is on
a ten-dollar basis for rough lumber.
Heretofore, before the smash in prices
came, it was $13 with 10 per cent, off,
and this led to much trouble, and,
indirectly, to the price war. It is believed the flat rate will be more satisfactory to all concerned as there can
be no misunderstanding. The rate to
outside points has also gone into effect
and is on the same basis.
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?.,   :; ;: v  i  ? dealers in ; $
Full line of
Granite 'and Tinware for Householders.J
Wtapf St. VICTORIA p
Telephone 3.   P. O. Box 423.
Woodmen ot the World;
Meets ist and 3rd Fridays. Assessment* 1
due and payable.on the first day of the mot
Members must notify clerk of change of 1
upation and location.
Independent Forester*.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meeta in No. 1 Hall]
A, 0. U. W., ist and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p. m.
Thos. Le Messeurler, Fin. Sec, Garbally Rd.
R. CaWilson, Rec. Sec, 141 Chatham Bteeet
Fraternal Order af Bagtea.
Victoria Aerie No. is F. O. K. meeta every 1
Wednesday evening in Eagle Hall, Adelphll
Block, at 8:30 p. m. Sojourn ag brothers made I
welcome. Joseph Wacbter, w. President; Fraak I
LeRov w. Secretary.
Northern Light. Ne. 5935.
ft. O. F.
Meets sr, .and 4th Wednesday In each month I
in K. of P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting members]
cordially Invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. F. FuUerton I
Secretary. /
Knight* of Pythias.
Far West Lodge No. 1 meets at their HaU, <
Douglas and Pandora. Streets, every Friday a
p.m. Sojourning brothera are always welcome, j
J.H. Penketh, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. of Rt I
Jnvealle Ancient Order of Foreater
Court No. 1 meets first Tuesday in each montl
at K. of P. Hall:  Adult Foresters are aiway
welcome.  S. L. Redgrave, President; E.
taken. Secretary.
Mix-up Between Hwo Seamen Christmas Eve Results in One Having
His Throat Out.
Asked how far off he thought
eaven was, the old colored brother
■>nlied, "Hit ain't no furder dan I
in fly ef I got faith enough ter gi»
'1 wings en de devil don't set flrr
•>r 'em on de way!"—Atlanta Con-
For pure and wholesome sweet-
neats, for delicious English toffees
nd fine chocolates, you cannot beat
V. R. HARTLEY, Candy Manufac-
urer, 74 Yates street, The most re-
;able candy maker in town. ■
In the Police Court on Thursday
Magistrate Hall sentenced William
Hamilton to two years' imprisonment
with hard labor for wounding his
shipmate, William Maclean, a coal
The trouble resulted from a drunken row in the Omineca saloon on
Christmas Eve. According to Maclean, the quarrel began by Hamilton calling him a "Scotch prig."
Maclean told Hamilton not to repeat
the remark, but the latter did repeat
it and a scuffle ensued. When they
separated some of the bystanders told
him his throat was cut and finding
himself severely wounded, he went to
Dr. E. C. Hart.
Other witnesses of the fight corroborated this story, though none of
them admitted having seen the wound
actually inflicted.
A razor and a knife were found in
Hamilton's pockets and the wounding is thought to have been done with
the razor.
It was a very serious wound, flve
inches long and nearly half an inch
deep, and penetrated very near to the
jugular vein, the cutting of which
would, of course, have been fatal.
The sentence—two year's imprisonment— is considered by many people
to be too severe. It is a matter of
Phone 1140
Building Lots for Sale
Houses Built on the
Fire, Life, Marine
and Accident
Losses settled with
promptitude and liberality
Agency Wellington
Household Coal
Hall, Goepel & Co.]
Phone 88
100 Government Street
Hotel Davies
Our Rooms aie the most central, the
best furnished and most comfortable in
the city.
The famous Poodle Dog Restaurant in]
the building.   Cuisine unexcelled,
A Maltese Lane Col-
lar,.worth (15.00, will
oe awarded to the lady composing the beat
oem on the merits of Mooney's Perfection
resm Soda Crackers.   '"' -''--
  Ask your grocerfor
printed conditions of contest. The collar is
on view at T. N. Hibben & Co's Store.
See Finchs' overcoats before you buy
Newhere. Finch & Finch, 57 Govern-
tent street.
Flossie is six years old. "Mama,"
she called one day, "if I get man-
ried will I have to have a husband
like pal" mm.
"Yes," replied the mother "ith\
an amused smile.
"And if I doji't get married will!
I have to be an old maid like AunjH
"Mama," after a pause, "it's aI
tough world for us women, ain't itt"»j
"This," declared the eminent orator, "is the very key to the whole
question."    "
"But," interrupted a small man in
a rear seat, "where is the key
Mrs. Homeleigh—Your husband
at his club a good deal, isn't hef
Lady Gadabout—Yes. The pool
boy hates being at home alone, yoi
is I ¥HE WEEM, i^t^DifVY1 !$§# Si,  1904
.. To-Day's Games. ;;V
Great interest is taken' * in" the
matohratiOak Bay to-day between-the
Victoria ..United and the> Garrison
elevens, as it will afford the civilians
thfc, lj»t chance to be "i&it'^.fpr the
ajsjB^elation:;; championship; Itlijajini-
possible to forecast the result, as
there is little to choose' between the
'twffjjfieams. F. Williamson, of the
Bon^enture, will referee the game,
which will commence at 2.30.
In the intermediate league, Victoria
iwill play Victoria West at Macaulay
Point, and the Capitals will play an
Egeria eleven at Beacon Hill.
The junior matches for to-day are.
St. Louis College vs. High School at
Oak Bay, 1 p,m.; and the Capitals vs.
Victoria West at Beacon Hill sA 1.30
• •   •
The Rugby Match.
The result of the senior Rugby
match at Vancouver on Monday after-
rnoon was a severe disappointment—to
(local football enthusiasts, who hoped
I'that Victoria would at least make a
IgOod showing in the score. But Vic-
Storia failed to score at all, while Vancouver made 9 points (3 tries). The
j Victoria players are kicking very
[heartily against the referee, Mr. C.
[Woodward, who seems to have be-
Isome somewhat confused as to the
[law regarding securing a try. But this
[acted, as it happened, to the devilment, of both teams, and it seems
■doubtful if the refereeing, bad
■though it undoubtedly was, account-
led for the actual result.
"It was not by any means a onesided game and the local fifteen will
aot lose heart by reason of the second
• •   «'
The Oakley-Neilings Match.
The boxing match between Oakley,
lif H.M.S. Shearwater and Neillings,
Y the R.G.A., at the Savoy Theatre
In the 23rd inst., proved very excit-
lig while it lasted.   Oaklev was the
Jigger of the two, but Neillings kept
foing for all he was worth.
In the fifth round and just when
lie encounter became most promis-
ng, however, Neillings, who had been
lamed twice before by the referee,
list his, head and the match by fouling, his opponent in the most, palp-
Ible   manner.   Having   floored   the
sailor with a terrific swing, he stood
Iver the man and as soon as the unfortunate tar got so far up as to
be on his knees tapped him another
pd sent him down again 1
The sailor   probably   would have
von in any event.
* *  *
Dawson Hockey Team.
The members of the Dawson hockey
earn are expected to reach Vancouver any day now on their way to Ot-
Itawa to play the Capital's champions
Tor the Stanley cup, emblematic of
[the world's honors in "the fastest
s;ame of all." After the cup engagements the Dawson men are to
play exhibition matches in Montreal,
lloronto, Quebec, New York, Balti-
Imore, St Paul,, Buffalo and other
■points, using artificial ice at the more
■southerly points. The team left Daw-
|son oh the 19th.
•    •    •
-   The B. 0. League.
The British Columbia Football Association practically was established
1 at a meeting in Vancouver on Wednesday. The delegates from Victoria
Iwere: The Rev. W .W Bolton, Corp
iRenecle, R.E., Sergt. Paley, R.G.A.,
[and W .Dickson. The Vancouver and
[Westminster delegates were: Processor Davidson and Messrs. .1. W.
[Simms, J. W. Wallis and G. Mc-
The officers elected were: Hon.
[President, Major Bland: President,
[Prof. Davidson, New Westminster;
[vice-president, A. Adam, Nanaimo;
[Secretary-Treasurer, J. W. Simms,
•Vancouver. A vote of thanks was
■passed to Mr. Wallis for the use of
Ithe ip :dminton hotel for the meeting,
land to Rev. W. W. Bolton for the in-
[terest he has taken in bringing the
■matter up to a successful finish.
♦ *  *
Corinthians Coming.
Negotiations are in progress be-
Itween. t,he New York Association
■Football League and the Corinthian
■Club, of London, which are expected
[to result in a series of international
Igames next season in New York,
Philadelphia, Boston, Pittsburg ,Chi-
cago and San Francisco. The Corinthian is one of the foremost Association football clubs in England, and
jinmbers among its.members all the
best known amateurs.   The team will
probably arrive -in Quebec in August
and will play: asserielbf matches in
Canadian citieB on its sway to Vancouver. The return .journey will
be made through the United States
and will be turned,so that the team
may reach New York about the first
week of August.
.*  *. .». ■ ■
The Driard handicap billiard tournament concluded on Thursday, Mr.
A. Proctor being the winner. Mr.
Howson takes the second prize. Mr.
Proctor received 75 in the game of
250 points
Next week another tournament will
commence at the Driard rooms.   A
number of entries are expected
■'■'•.■■•'*   * ■
Collie Hill Won.
There was a very spirited contest at the Savoy Theatre last night
between Collie Hill and Young Stub-
bert of Tacoma. Collie had his opponent, going in the second round,
and from then on had all the best
of the match. In the fifth round
Hill landed a stiff right swing to
Stubbert's jaw and put him to the
floor. That was the end of the match.
. *  *,...*	
The Hornets of Nanaimo will play
the Victoria Rugby team on January
7th at Oak Bay.
'»   *   »
The All-Australia cricket eleven
will arrive in Victoria, en route to
the Old Country some time in March.
Fortunately for local cricketers it will
be too early in the year for an exhibition game!
Her Bridal Dress Sold for £30 at
Into the crowded auction room at
i "Christie's" in    London    recently,
there was suddenly wheeled through
the main doors a lay figure draped
with a white, long-trained gown.
It was "Lot 61: The Bridal Gown
of Her Majesty the late Queen Draga
of Servia."
Ten pounds — twenty pounds —
thirty pounds! The auctioneer's
hammer fell at the last figure. The
ghoulish-looking ''dummy" was
pushed out of the room. Thus had
the assassinated Queen's wedding
dress made its second appearance in
Another chapter in the grim
tragedv seemed reopened when Queen
Draga's state costume was offered
to th highest bidder. It looked
oueenly and impressive even on the
dressmaker's "dummy." The design
was that of the royal Servian costumes of the fourteenth century.
The robe was of purple velvet, elaborately embroidered with the Servian arras and arabesque ornaments
in gold and silver thread.
A white satin stole bore a trellis
design and border of trefoil foilage
in gold thread, while down the centre
were quatrefoils in purple silk.
Ouaint, yet, very beautiful, was a
tiara of gold set with cabochon
rubies, turquoise, pearls and diamonds, and the silken veil was
speckled with gold. The girdle was
mounted with gold and silver and set
with paste gems.
"This costume was worn at all
state receptions," the catalogue explained.
Ultimately the whole gorgeous
state collection went for £270. A
gold pendant and pair of eteringJP
"usually worn with the state cos-
tuin ," realized £70.
At; £1,200 there was knocked down
a splendid diamond tiara fashioned
like a "true lover's knot," and
worn by the Queen at her wedding.
A bracelet of large cabochon emeralds and brilliants presented to the
unhappy Draga by the Czar fetched
Altogether the heirs of the unfortunate Queen Draga, by whom the
sale was ordered, will receive $2,335,
less the usual commission.
Records are being broken by the
Commonwealth parliament in Australia. It has been in session since
March and has had little more than
one month's recess in the past 18
months, and that was for a general
election. Mail advices say the House
promises to gain a reputation for
sitting longer and doing less than
any . other Legislature in existence.
The newspaper declare that the
House is unlikely to transact much
more sound business unless a decided
change takes place in the temper of
the members. The labor party,'having.failed, to, defeat the Reid;, gov-
erhmejit; !on':' V direct issue,, is, pursuing 'a'policy of obstruction,'while:
the Senate is making things lively;
by continuing to place in th^arbi-:
tration bill most of the labors
.amendments rejected by the lower;
House.. A deadlock between the:two,
House is, talked of, and there seems;
to be a general feeling that a double
dissolution would be the best way
out of the .present impasse. . yi |
From the proceedings in, the:
House some newspapers argue that'
it is plain that responsible government is not only on its trial in Australia, but is also within measure-
able distance of a formidable indictment by public opinion. It is also
ur»ed that federation has disappointed the people, estranged the state
parliaments and has not recommended itself abroad. The best men in
the federal parliament have become
disgusted and have either retired or
are contemplating such action. The
Houes could ill afford to lose Sir
William Macmillan, and now it is
confidently stated that both Premier
Reid and Sir George Turner are
about to resign. These are trained
statesmen, worth a dozen of the inchoate politicians who have been
wasting; the time of the parliament.
But they are reported to be discouraged by the prospects before
them. Moreover, Mr. Reid is holding office at great personal loss, he
being a leading barrister. There is
a. great deal of talk about reconstruction with Mr. Deakin resuming
the office of prime minister. But
the majority of the press, while
freely acknowledging the many high
qualities of Mr. Deakin, claims that
he lacks the attributes of a great
political leader. He is spoken of as
too consummate an orator and too
little a man of affairs.
All is not bold titters.
He who fights and runs away, will live
to write about the fray.
A fellow failing makes us wondrous
Pride comes before a fall—bonnet.
Pleasant company always accepted.
You may lead an ass to knowledge,
but you cannot make him think.
Never too old to yearn.
Ever a pen for the wise, but a las no
pound for the foolish.
Women change their minds a dozen
times a day, that's why they are
so clear-minded.
You will never miss water, while the
champagne runs dry.
Ever thus—the ways of the transgressor are smooth.
A gentle lie turneth away inquiry.
Right!   Only the good die young.
Fools' paradise is nevertheless a paradise.
Reason says the more "waist" the
Opposition is the surest persuasion.
Many are cold but few are frozen.
•    l
The doors of opportunity are marked
"Push" and "Pull".
He that standeth pat, take heed lest
they call-
Each doctor's motto—a fee   in   the
hand is worth two on the book.
What can't be cured must be insured.
Everyone who jests at scores, never
played at bridge.
Ever true—there's man;/ a sip t'wixt
the cup and the lif.
Knowledge is power, if. you have it,
about the right person.
Miss Maud Jeffries, the well-
known actress, has been married at
Christchurch, New Zealand, says the
"Era," to Mr. James Nott Osborne,
the son of a wealthy squatter, formerly a captain in the New South
Wales Lancers, and aide-de-camp to
Lord Beauchamp.
Miles—The duel has had its day.
Giles—On the contrary, my dear
fellow, it never had a day.
Miles-It didn't, eht
Giles—No; two seconds was its
Sam—My lady friend is an awfully
sweet talker.
Dick—Indeed!   And why?
Sam—She has no teeth, and all her
words are gnm drops.
"When are you going to try that
horse thief t" asked the stranger in
the west.
"Just as soon ns we've hung
him," was the reply.
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When life goes by like a song,
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 " said the Monkey, when
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Is the existing system of popular
education beneficial and equitable?
This question is once more brought
to the attention of the public by reason, of an interesting discussion in
the daily press in which a number of
citizens have taken part, and which
has disclosed a widespread and reasonable—reasonable in the sense that
it is not unreasonable—opposition to
the present system.
The question can be considered
from two points of view, as a general proposition, involving the abstract consideration of popular education, and as a provincial question-
popular education in British Columbia. These two points of view are
too often confused by recent writers
on the subject, and this confusion
darkens the issue.
For instance, we have it urged, as
a strong objection to the existing
system, t,hat the taxpayers of British Columbia are overburdened, and
then, perhaps, in the next sentence,
the writer will object that the education provided by the state unfits
rather than fits young people for the
responsibilities of citizenship. Two
entirely different positions, with no
connecting link.
Take the general proposition first.
Is it well or is it not well that all
children should receive an elementary education? Without a doubt,
only a few cranks will say it is not
well. There was a time when this
question was fiercely argued, but
free, compulsory education is firmly
established in all the countries that
can be considered to have a place in
the advance guard of civilization,
and the result has been good. Then
comes tjhe second position in the general proposition: of what should that
elementary education consist?
In considering this, the opinions of
educationalists, . of superintendents,
inspectors, and teachers generally is
of no value. If they have any interest, in their work they are almost
bound to be extremists. There will
be no limit to their ambition to extend the curriculum of free education—no limit outside the walls of a
university. But there is a limit to
the public purse.
One of the most serious objections
to free education extending beyond
what is known as elementary education is that offered time and again
in Great Britain and in the Colonies,
namely, that it unfits children for
those pursuits in after life most valuable to the state. Instead of continuing in his father's footsteps, following the plow, raising cattle, and
so on, the educated youth turns his
eyes citywards, and in return for the
right to wear smart clothes and indulge in the little excitements provided in city life surrenders his free,
open air existence in the country and
joins the throng of the smaller city
fry. This, it is argued, is a distinct
loss to the state. In the result, education instead of enlarging men's
minds, giving them capacity for higher pleasures, tends to increase competition, already too keen, in the
cities and drags from the soil its natural tillers. In England this is the
situation today. The agricultural
land is steadily going out of cultivation while the cities grow and grow
and the battle of life becomes harder and harder. Any tendency to extend tjhe curriculum of free education in England would therefore meet
with strong and reasonable opposition, unless the additional education
took a new and more practical form.
But let us not lose sight of our
text, which is tjhe general question of
free education. What is there to be
said by way of generalization? Only
this, that the higher the standard of
education, the greater the nation. It
cannot be controverted. The difference between Ignorance nnd Knowledge is the whole sum of the difference between savagery and civilization. The nation with the greatest
amount, of knowledge will be the
greatest nation—greatest in virtue,
in the arts, and in prosperity. Yes,
but popular educntion does not necessarily result in knowledge! It
does not always, nor even often, result in teaching what it claims to
te»ch. It would be an interesting
experiment to gather together say
fifty men, of 25 or 30 years of age,
from all walks of life, who have
passed through the regular course of
our "ublic schools and see if twenty
per cent, of them can spell ordinary
English words correctly and write a
simple letter grammatically. From
casual experience, we Bhould say that
there would not be anything like
twenty per cent, of those fifty men
able to make a good showing. The
reason for this failure is that the
system of elementary education
everywhere is incomplete. It has
been borrowed from a system planned
for the education of scholars—not for
the education of men for practical
pursuits. It is a section of a system, as it were, and not a complete
system. The men at tjhe head of it
are scholars-r-university men. They
have planned to give to the general
public a little of their knowledge.
They know the general public does
not want all of it; has not time to
learn all of it. So they give a little.
And a little knowledge, as everybody
quotes, is a dangerous thing. In our
opinion it is not so dangerous as it is
useless. We cannot all be university
professors, doctors, lawyers, architects, but we can all be something—
and do something useful.
The duty therefore of the popular
educationalist is to teach what will
be useful. Every man and every
woman should be able to read and
write and tvith those two simple accomplishments—the latter the key
(for those who desire to use it) to
nearly all the learning in the world—
the average man or woman who does
not aim at professional pursuits is
well enough equipped from .the scholastic standpoint. Then should come
the practical side of education. It
does not come now, but in our opinion, it will come sooner or later.
In considering the question from
the provincial standpoint, we are at
once confronted by the financial difficulty. The cost of education in
British Columbia is very great, and
it will increase. It is not to be said
that our teachers are overpaid—rather the reverse, and yet the cost is
heavy and the taxpayers, or rather
the larger taxpayers are crying out.
"Why," they ask, "should we pay
for the education of future school
teachers, lawyers and clerks, whom
we do not want, when we do want
artisans, farmers, housemaids and
nursemaids?" It is an old complaint; partly the cry of the employer of labor against the emancipation of the laborer, and partly a natural dislike to paying for something
not wanted. The capitalist—using
the terra in its widest sense—has
lost control of the situation. The
people hold tlie balance of power, by
reason of their numerical superiority,
and if they declare that their sons
and daughters must sell things over
a counter or hammer typewriters instead of growing wheat or nursing
babies they must have their • way.
There will be nothing for it eventually but, the importation of alien
labor to fill the vacancy created in
the social order. Whether that labor
will be black or yellow, white or
brown, will not matter. For it will
have become quite as necessary to
the sons and daughters of the class
who now oppose the importation of
cheap labor as it will be to the older
class of employer.
But is it certain that the majority
of the people do demand the higher
form of popular education? The
Colonist affirms, and possibly with
good judgment, that although the
High school is free it, is not attended,
as a rule, by thc children of the so-
called working classes. That the difficulty of supporting children after
the age of thirteen or fourteen and
the fact that children of that age
possess money earning capacity. results in their withdrawal from
school. If that is so, the objection
to free high school education takes
on a more practical character. There
does not appear to be any sound reason why well-to-do parents should
not contribute towards the preparation of their children for the business
of life. As one writer recently put
it, higher education is a sort of capital on which a young man or woman
can commence business. Is the state
called upon to furnish that capital?
It is a nice question and worthy of
consideration. Everybody contributes
towards the cost of popular education, the comparatively rich who can
illow their children the full benefits
of the system; the comparatively
ooor who, according to the Colonist.
■>an allow their children only a portion of those benefits. What haf
'he working man, as a class, to say
'bout that,?
Here then appears to be the rea1
«sue   of   the   present   discussion
"Should the High schools be free or
should the pupils attending' them be
charged a small fee, sufficient to_cov-
er the actual cost of those institutions? It will be urged that in some
cases even a small fee would work
hardship; would close the doors of
success to some promising students
with little or no means. But that
might be provided against ~with a
system of scholarships, and the
question appears to be one thoroughly deserving the attention of the government.
Gets There Just the Same.
J. B. Jackson, the hero of the
South Oxford political scandal, for
which he was rewarded by the Dominion Government with an appoint*-
ment as Canadian Commercial Agent
at Liverpool, has made a report to
the Department of Trade and Commerce on the woollen industries of
Leeds and Bradford. It is peculiarly appropriate that a wily political
agent should apply practically his
knowledge of the art of manipulating
wool; but that is not the point we
wish to make.—Victoria Colonist. •
* *  *
Writ Sarcastic.
jWanted—Ten husky men. to act
as auxiliary motor power to trains
on the S. & 0. Applicants, who must,
be able-bodied, chunky fellows,
capable of using crow-bars to good
effect in order to aid the present
ramshackle and worn-out engine over
difficult portions of the road, will
please apply at C.P.R. headquarters.
—Vernon News.
* *  *
Effective Notification.
If consumers of city water find
their supply cut off within the next
few days, they may know that their
water   rates are in arrears.—Grand
Forks Sun.
»   *  *
A Nice Present.
If somebody would only give McBride   a   decent   majority   for   a
Christmas   present,   how happy he
would be.—Vancouver World.
* *  *
All Off With the Tin-Horns.
A number of prominent ratepayers
who, hy the way, have not heretofore been over-friendly towards the
present mayor's policy—having as-
sni'ed the mayor that the only objection they had to the present administration was the presence in the city
of a number of gentry commonly
designated as the "tin-horn" element, Ma3ror Haramar has authorized
the statement that he has taken personal supervision of the matter and
will see that the city is rid of this
undesirable class in    the    future —
Grand Forks Sun.
* *  *
The Star of Hope.
The history of this railway scheme
has made an indelible impression on
the minds and pockets of investors
and all who have cast their lot in
the Similkameen. But the prospects
for a railway, or railways, into the1
Similkameen were never brighter.—
Similkameen Star.
* *   *
M' Yes!
A visit at Xmas is worth many
visits at more prosaic seasons to
those of the snow-crowned years;
and where it is at all possible the
children should then go back to the
old home with the love they always
feel shining in their eyes. We are
all children again at Xmas. There is
no light like the Christmas fire light
for dispelling the gray fogs of the
years.—Cumberland News.
* •   •
Then Give It a Rest.
It is a heinous offence the Liberal
party of British Columbia is committing in attacking the Conservative
McBride government. — Victoria
* •   •
'Rah for Dick.
Richard McBride is no self-seeker.
A native of the province, whose interests he is the steward of; a man
of common sense, a believer in and
advocate of progress, he recognizes
thc marvelous possibilities of the
country, more, he is sincere.—Revel-
stoke Herald.
* *   *
Practical Education.
There is practically no difference
■n the calibre of a man who can spot
in iambic pentameter when he sees it
ind the bank teller who knows a
'logus fire dollar bill when it is de-
wsited with other cash. There is
io more genius involved in a proportion in logic or Euclid than iri be-
ng able to play chess or bridge whist
■'ell. The grain dealer who can
Tade No. 1 hard wheat, or the expert who can judge apples at a fall
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Established 1885 t
Pioneers of this Industry in British Columbia
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Tomato Ketchup, English Malt
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Our goods can be obtained from any of the local grocers,
who are authorized to guarantee their quality,
purity and excellence.
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Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens
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A Delicious Tea
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Half the usual amount of leaf will make a finer cup than any]
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248 Cook Street, Victoria, B. C.
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Special Inducements to Pupils on the; Pipe Organ
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Johnson Street
Brown & Cooper, ll
Are retailing at wholesale prices.
2 lbs. Kippered Salmon for 35c.      2% lbs. S. Halibut for 25c.      3 lb. Kippered
Halibut for 25c.   4 lbs. Bloaters for 25c.
This It Our Own Curing. Beware of Imitation*.
fair is entitled to equal consideration. What is more, his knowledge
is of much greater value to the community in which he lives. We might
extend the comparison to unknown
lengths. The fault of our educational system is that it exaggerates
grossly the value of one kind of
knowledge    over    another.—Victoria
* *• *
Mr. Lowery, Again.
It has been recently discovered
that, there is a crack in the moon.
With spots on the sun, a crack in
lima, and the Grits at the sack in
Ottawa, we would not be surprised
to see this old earth tilt over, collide
with some mightier planet and be
smashed into broken and floating
atoms upon the endless expanse of
space.—Fernie Ledge.
• •   •
Independent—and Poor.
When the press can be controlled
by wealth it augurs ill for the community or nation. The people are
largely to blame for this. As a rule
they are indifferent in support to a
paper whose editor is honest. They
often allow him to starve while fighting their battles.—Pernio Ledge.
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{The lpsatantas of,   |
]    Augustas Smitkins f
Told in a series oi letters irom Mr.
Smitherins to his lather,. Sir Augustus
Smitherins, Bart., oi Smitherins Manor,
Norfolk; and edited with ah introduction
and explanatory notes by
ii 4—The Misadventure of the
>    Great Pacific Hotel.
In relating, in my last chapter, the
storv of the Misadventure of the Yellow Dog, I purposely refrained from
any explanation of the mysterious
canine phenomenon, the   appearance
of which closed the story. The chief
reason I refrained from any explanation is the sufficiently sound reason
that I had no explanation to offer.   I
consulted   several   ladies   and gentlemen interested in the proceedings
of   the   Pyschical Research Society,
and more particularly Mr. Stead, who
as the reader probably is aware, is
a leading authority on spookism and
immaterial photography.   My inquiries, however, met with little success,
one gentleman only offering any direct explanation of the appearance of
Ithe Yellow Dog.     This explanation
l.was too absurd to be accepted, but I
[mention it to satisfy, dear reader, any
^possible curiosity you may feel on
[the subject.  He said that in his opin-
lion the appearance  of  the  Yellow
•Dog was "an objective hallucination
linspired by acute    alcoholism."    I
[hardly know what it means, and I
|sincerely doubt its truth.
It is not surprising that, after the
[experiences of my friend Augustus
Smitherins   in Rossland, he should
Ihave hastened hjis  departure  from
|that extraordinary place.   On the day
following the political banquet, as he
istates in his next letter to the baronet, his father, he took leave of Ross-
[and, fervently trusting that he would
[lever see it again.   His friend the
line Manager accompanied him to the
Jailway station and at parting asked
■vim where he intended to lodge on
Tiis. arrival in Vancouver.   Augustus
peplied that he did  not know,  on
vhich the   Mine Manager, in very
varm terms of praise, recommended
(he Great Pacific Hotel.
It was this recommendation, given,
must suppose, in blind ignorance,
knd acted upon by Augustus, that resulted in the distressing misadventue
about to be recorded.
The letter from Augustus describ-
Kn<r this affair was dated from Vancouver, two days after his arrival.
lAfter a few preliminaries Augustus
J wrote:
"They call this the Terminal City.
ll do not know why unless it is to
Isuggest that one has reached the ut-
Itermost confines of the world.   It is
[not a city in the English sense of
[the word.   It is just like a rather
[quiet country town in our country ex-
Icept that it has a number of imposing buildings.    They  appear to be
[rather empty.   Then of course it is
la port—though you might be in Vancouver quite a long time    without
knowing it.  One sees no sailors or at
| least men who look like sailors about
i the streets.   The reason for that is
, that nine-tenths of the shipping business appears to be carried on in a
queer sort of river boats—they look
like barges with houses built on the
top—and the sailors probably never
feel as if they went to sea and so
do not dress the part.
'They have the curious mania I
have noticed in other Canadian towns
for blowing about their city very
strongly developed. All sorts of
strangers ask me: 'What do yon
thin'-- of Vancouver?' I do not tell,
them. It is no use offending well-
meaning people about such a trifle.
What does it matter to you or I
or ninety-nine hundredths of the
world what Vancouver is like? To
tell you the truth, the place bores me
a great deal. The people are mostly
Scoi^hj'Canadian and do not seem to
have any money or any immediate
nrospect of of making it, which proband- accounts for their absolute lack
of humor. I am quite anxious to go
to Victoria, where I am told the people are less businesslike and more
'But I must not forr/et to tell yon
about the very trying experience I
met with on arrival here. Before I
left Rossland—which I did with great
pleasure—my friend the Mine Manager who came to the railway station
to see me off, advised me to go on arrival here to the Great'Pacific Hotel.
I did so, very much to my subsequent
regret. I do not know what the man
took me for, but'I suspect that in
the deep ignorance of his Colonial
mind, he mistook me for a Brewer's
son. He had somehow learned that
you are a Baronet and there is a
popular delusions in Canada that
most English Peers and Baronets are
Brewers. It is because of the Bass
and Allsop people, who are well
known out here though we never hear
of or see them At Home.
"The train was eight hours late in
arriving at Vancouver. This sort of
delay in transcontinental railways is
not unusual in America and Canada.
Consequently it was' late in the evening when I arrived and I was very
tired and sleepy. There were, some
carriages and hotel omnibuses waiting at the station for the passengers.
"I got a private carriage, made the
man, who seemed very stupid, collect
my luggage and get it in the carriage
and then got in myself.
" 'Where to?'   he asked
" 'The-er Great Pacific Hotel,' I
" 'Where?' said the man with a
sort of surprise.
" 'The Great Pacific Hotel/ I repeated, rather angrily, 'and hurry up
about it!' Later I understood the
man's hesitation.
"He drove along the water front, a
shabby sort of street, but of course I
didn't know there were any streets
in the confounded place that were not
shabby. After a little while he pulled up outside a big brick building and
close to' a sort of back-door. There
was a lamp inside a while glass globe
hanging over the door, and the words
'Great Pacific Hotel' were plainly
painted on the globe. My driver
climbed down from his seat and disappeared through the doorway. Presently he re-appeared with a stout
fellow in an apron who looked like a
barman and as a matter of fact, was
a barman.
" 'Want a room here?' inquired he.
" 'Of course, I do,' I replied, feeling very bored with things in general
and the Great Pacific Hotel in particular. 'What do you suppose I
want?   Isn't this a hotel?'
"The barman scratched his head
thoughtfully. 'Of course, it's a hotel,'
he said doubtfully: 'Also, we have
got rooms.'
" 'Then give me one,' said I, 'and
hurry up about it. Send someone to
take up my luggage.' With that I
jumped out of the cab and made for
the door. As I passed the precious
pair I overheard a few words passed
between them which puzzled rae very
much. 'Say, Bill, this ain't a plant
of the license commissioners?" queried the barman. 'No it isn't,' replied
the cab driver. 'Though just what it
is I don't know.'
"Then the barman caught me up,
led me along a corridor and up some
stairs and showed me into a curious
room, half bedroom and half sitting-
room. All I would see of the bedroom when I entered was a washhand
stand. But the barman took hold of
a rope and a large thing that looked
like an oak wardrobe came down into
the middle of the room and proved
tp be a fairly clean and comfortable
bed. Then the barman departed and
brought up my luggage with the aid
of the cabman. The cabman having
departed, the barman, who all the
time seemed to regard me with a great
deal of curiosity, asked me if there
was anything I would like. Feeling
tired and very bored I ordered a small
of champagne, which proved on arrival to very poor stuff. I drank some
of it and then went to bed. It was
then about ten o'clock.
"I was awakened later by
my door, which I had forgotten to
lock, being opened. I did not move
lint just opened my eyes to see what
was up. Mv bed, I may tell you, was
of a box-like shape and part of the
thing that looked like a wardrobe
when the bed was shut up, stood up
at the end and served to hide me
from the intruder. Whoever it was
who had entered had turned on the
electric light. I moved my head over
a little so that I could see round the
wooden projection nt the end of the
bed. Imagine my surprise when I
saw that the intruder was a young
woman! She had taken a seat on
one of the chairs and was surveying
my baggage with evident surprise.
" 'Well, I never!' she observed
presently. Then she took another
look around the room. I drew back
mv head.
"Then she stood up and looked
straight at me. I blinked as I encountered the glance of her eyes.
She looked otiite indignant. 'Hello!'
she said, 'Who nre you?'
" 'Augustus Smitherins,' said I
very meekly
"'Augustus, indeed!'   she   said;
'and what may you be doing here?'
" 'I wasi sleeping,' I replied, with
a reproachful accent on the 'was.'
"'Oh, was you?' said she contemptuously. 'And perhaps you will
tell me what you mean by sleeping
in My bed in My room?'
" 'Didn't know it was yours,' I
answered. 'The proprietor put me in
" 'Proprietor—rot,' said she. 'YoU
had better get out!'
"'Well, I can't get out while
you're there,' I suggested. 'Besides
I don't know it is your room,'—for I
was very comfortable and not disposed to move—'Better ring for the proprietor.'
"That seemed to amuse the lady
very much'. 'Say, you're pretty cute,
arn't you?' she said. 'Where do
you come from, anyhow?'
" 'Come from?' I repeated indignant. 'What has that got to do with
it? Ring the bell, will yon? I can't
do it while you stand there.'
"She laughed again and rang the
bell. My friend the barman speedily
arrived. He looked from one to the
other of us with great curiosity: 'Another bottle of wine, sir?' he asked
"'Wine!' said I. 'Look here.
What—' I was going to enquire about
the room, but the lady interrupted.
" 'Yes, and let it be Mumm,' she
The barman departed. I stared at
the lady and she laughed again. 'It'll
cost you Two and a Half,' she said,
'and then I'll leave you in possession
of the room.   It's cheap enough.'
" 'I suppose it's all right,' said I.
'I must confess, though, that I don't
understand this extraordinary country—and never shall.'
"That seemed to amuse her more
than ever.
"The barman soon returned with
the alleged Mumm. He condescended,
at the lady's suggestion, to take a
glass himself.
"The bottle empty, the lady followed the barman to the door. Just
before closing it she put her head in
and smiled at me. -
" 'Good-night, Gussie,' she said.
"The mystery was explained next
day. I found out that the great Pacific Hotel was simply a beer saloon
and that there were several really
good hotels in the town, where one
could sleep without much fear of interruption., With the aid of two bottles of champagne, after I had made
this discovery, I learned who the lady
was from the barman. That worthy
informed me that if I 'was a bit
sreen I was a pretty fine fellow' and
that thc lady was well known to him.
" 'You see,' he said, 'she happens
to he my wife. She generally does
sleep in that room you had when I am
on night duty in the bar instead of
staying at home. Well, last night
she came in without speaking to me
and went straight up there. Then, being mischievous by nature—like most
women—she sort of got some fun out
of it.
" 'She did,' said I, 'and also some
Mumm. ".
"Phymar" Writes Chattily of Seasonable and Becoming Headgear in Vogue.
This season's hats are becoming to
nearly everyone. The soft chiffon
veiling that is so much worn, when
gracefully arranged and , draped
over the simplest hat makes it appear smart and dressy. But instead
of this veiling hanging lose down
the back, as it was worn some time
aso, at present it is brought to the
front and tied in a large loose bow
under the chin. This makes a soft,
fluffy background for the face which
is most becoming, besides keeping
the ears and neck warm when the
weather is frosty. Cavalier hats,
turning sheer up at the side, with a
long ostrich feather and huge buckle
are very fashionable, but are mostly
worn with the long-basqued coats.
Furry beaver felts are in vogue
again this year, and arc used, oddly
enough, for the tailored street hat
trimmed in the severest way with a
leather belt and buckle, cowboy
fashion, and also for the soft-
brimmed picture hats weighted with
plumes or flowers. Feather flowers,
by thc way, are among the fall
novelties in millinery, and they are
brought to a marvelous degree of
perfection; the roses, particularly,
have curled and crisped petals that
are as life-like as those of silk.
Small, close toques are very smart
also, and are made entirely of tiny
feathers and bare of any trimming.
A Colonial shaped toque of Uiis
style is  very pretty when  covered
(strongly recommended by the medical frater.
nlt>) for Rheumatism, Sciatica, fct.if Joints
etc. Apply to MISS ELLISOK, 74 fort Street,
Victoria.  Telephone 1110.
Balmoral Block.
with deep brown feathers that
shade into orange towards the rim;
three pairs of small wings spread
out covering the broad, low crown,
and these also should have dashes of
The smartest thing to wear for
motoring is a white Tam-o'-shanter,
put onto a stiff frame, and worn
with a long tan-colored veil, crossed
at the back and tied in a large bow
under the chin. This is ever so
much more becoming than yards of
veiling flying behind in the breeze.
A good idea for motoring veiling is
to get 2V2 yards of chiffon, in whichever color one prefers, and (he
same length of ordinary veiling net.
Baste the two together, mark out
two holes where the eyes should
come, run these around securely and
cut aWay the chiffon only. You
then have a warm and extremely
well-Betting veil, and you can see at
the same time, which one can never
do in the ordinary so-called motoring veils.
No longer is it considered sufficient
to have black hate or those of neutral shades to go with almost any
frocks. Now it is most important
that the hat should correspond with
the toilet in color at least, and often
suggests a still closer relation by
similarity of fabric. The high-
crowned hat, which is becoming so
fashionable of late, may be turned
up sharply from the hair at the side,
or drooping over it and trimmed in
any of a dozen new and charming
ways. When one grows accustomed
to these high-crowned hats, one notices that the lines are decidedly
good and fortunately generally becoming. Broad, flat, low-crowned
hate have also been worn very much
of late, but their day is about over,
and soon the high-crowned hat of
1830 style will hold imperial sway.
Okanagan  People  are Up in Arms
Against 0. P. R. Service on
the S. & 0. Line.
From Vernon, Armstrong, Ender-
by and all other points in the Okanagan gifted with voices in the form
of newspapers, a cry goes up against;
the Canadian Pacific Railway Com
pany for the service given on the
Shuswap and Okanagan railway. It
appears that railroad business in the
winter is not so brisk on this line
as in the good old summer time, and
the railroad officials have retrenched
by reducing the daily service to a
tri-weekly' service and—judging by
the comments of the outraged editors
of the valley—the locomotive widen
draws the tri-weekly tram is ari/-
anything but a thing of beauty or a
joy forever. Says the Vernon News:
"Tuesday's train burst a cylindc
and after its crowbar -quad had
spent half an hour in diligent efforts to aid the poor, wearied,
dilapidated locomotive, it was found
necessary to leave four or five freight
cars behind."
The Edenograph (Enderby) relates
how "the other day the passengers
on the incoming jerk water were
given a lesson on economy in axle
grease. Fifteen flat and freight cars
were hooked in the lead. Then came
the baggage and two passenger
coaches. These trains do not pay
the C.P.R—so Mr. Marpole tells us,
—and so they dole out axle grease
about as sparingly as pies at the
Port Arthur inferno, with the result
that the train pulled into Mara one
hour late, and with a hot box. It
smoked and sputtered and sizzled,
and all the while the brave conductor stood beside it gently tossing
snowballs into the oil box. They
cooled and lubricated at the same
The Okanagnn Herald says: "The
tri-weekly service on the' S. & 0.
branch of the C.P.R, is not only an
inconvenience to the settlers in the
valley, but, a source of much loss to
the business men from Mara to the
southern boundary of the province."
The Edenoqrraph may curse these
selections with the following war-
whoop: "It is understood that the
C.P.R. contemplates asking a money
concession of the provincial government to enable it to run a daily
train. This branch was built with
the people's money. Nominally the
C.P.R, owns it, and the people can
have little to say about how it is op-
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Cor. Port & Douglas St.
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All classes of goods handled on
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If furnishing your house ask t» for
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New Year's
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A Large Stock oi
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We invite you to call and inspect our stock
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210 Government St Victoria, B.C.
Ladies Hats Artistically Trimmed and
made up, customers furnishing their
own trimming?. Panama hats re-blocked and cleaned.
65V8 Fort street
Furnished Rooms
For gentlemen, with bath and electric
light; every convenience.
Yates Street.
Delicious Perfumes
Ebony Brushes
Toilet Cases
New Year's Gifts
Central Drug Store
Douglas and Yates Streets.
Phone 801.
eratcd, but there can be no disputing
this: the government can repudiate
that clause of the iniquitous contract
that permits the company to strangle
a district like the Okanagan. Repudiate. Let us not be held up and
robbed of what is already onr's by
right of business necessity. Let the
government refuse to grant one cent,
and if the C.P.R. won't submit amicably, and give tlie needed service,
then find a way to make the company play fair. Amend the contract."
STRAWBERRIES, Etc., home grown
and home made. Insist on havinc
Price's. 6
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THE Wtffek, BAtUR0^;::^EC^8I,l|9p4
Social Hfewis and Gossip      X
■• Daughters of Pity Cinderella,
| Everybody who 'was there
!that the Cinderella dance, promoted
iby the Daughters of Pity, and held on
^Thursday evening was a great success.' The hall was seasonably and
^attractively decorated, and the red
Seross—the emblem of hospital work
—blazed electrically over the ball
room entrance.
Tbe entertainment was, as it has
been on previous occasions, chiefly
designed for the little people who attended in force and danced joyously
until 10 o'clock when they sat down
to an excellent supper.
The older people came on the scene
about 9.30 and mingled with the children, until these were taken home.
Many of the guests being in uniform
and fancy dress, the gathering looked
as indeed it was, a very pretty and
enjoyable affair. The music was furnished by an efficient orchestra under the direction of Mj. Finn.
The Daughters of Pity are to be
congratulated upon the success of the
entertainment. Miss D. Sehl, president of the society, and Mrs. Hasell
and Mrs. Hiscocks were largely responsible for the arranging of the details. The floor committee consisted
of: Colonel F. B. Gregory, Major
Hibben, Messrs. T* E. Pooley, A. Gillespie, E. Lawson, E. 0. S. Scholefield, E. P. Colley, Herbert Kent,
Charles Wilson, P. 0'Farrell, Norman Hardie, E. Brown, J. S. V. and
L. W. D. York, E. E. Wootton, J. A.
MacTavish and E. Hasell.
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"Twentieth Century" Social
' Mr. and Mrs. Norton Prinz, assisted by the staff of the Twentieth Century Business- College, entertained a
large number of guests on Thursday,
evening last, in the college premises,
corner Yates and Broad streets. The
gathering was held to celebrate the
opening of the new college rooms and
a most enjoyable evening was spent
bv all present. An interesting musical and literary programme was provided and refreshments were served
on the most liberal scale. During the
evening Mr. Noah Shakespeare made
a brief speech, congratulating Mr.
Prinz and his assistants on the marked success of the institution. -Mr.
Prinz ,in replying, expressed the hope
that from 100 students, the number
now attending the college, the attendance would increase to 500.
Among tjhose present were Major
and Mrs. Nicholles, Miss and Miss
Emilv Nicholles, Miss Carr, Mrs. and
Miss Black, Mrs. and Miss Madge
Bishbp. Mrs. Bowen, Mrs. Graham,
Miss Davidson, Miss Scowcroft, Mrs.
Hicks, Mrs, Wilby, Mrs. and Miss
Bone, Miss Murray, Miss Hicks, Mr.
and Mrs. Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Lee,
Mr. and Mrs. N, Shakespeare, Mrs.
the Misses Grahame, Miss Lombard,
Miss Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Cowper,
Miss Hopper and many others.
• •   t ._'■■
Sunday School Rally.
The first annual rally of the Victoria Methodist Sunday Schools will
take place on January 2nd.   Children from the following schools will
attend:    Metropolitan,    Superintendent H. J. Knott; Centennial, superintendent N.    Shakespeare;   Spring
Ridge, superintendent, Wm. Moore;
James   Bay, superintendent, T.   W.
Martindale; Vietoria West, superintendent Chas. Gladding.   The initial
session will convene at 10.30 o'clock,
H. J. Knott taking the chair. Mrs.
W. Reynolds has    been    appointed
chairman, N. Shakespeare, treasurer,
and Miss Hicks organist.   The programme will consist of musical selections, reports and addresses. Speeches
will be given by Rev. G. W. Dean
nnd Rev. J. K. B. Adams.
Christmas in England—Case of Phyllis Meares—Man's Breach of
..Promise Suit—Various
Notes.! .;-
the 22nd inst., Miss 'Mary Middle-
ton was married to Mr. .Frederick
Godwin, of the Coldstream Ranch.
The ceremony was performed by the
Rev. R. W. Craw. Mr. B. Richards
acted as best man and Miss Elsie
Middleton was bridesmaid, Mr. and
Mrs. Godwin are spending th/ejir
honeymoon on the coast.
• •   •
At Ladysmith on Christmas eve
the Rev. R. Bowen united in marriage Mr. C. Thompson and Miss
Jane Gould. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Sampson Gould, and she
is well known as an amateur singer.
Mr. E. V. Bodwell K.C, was mar-
ied at Berkeley, California, on Thursday, his bride being Mrs. Cowan,
widow of the late Maynard Cowan, of
• •   •
The Rev. Dr. Campbell on Wednes-
dav evening united in marriage Mr.
Frederick Williams and Miss Sarah
• •   •
A very pretty wedding took place
on Thursday evening at the residence
of Wm. Henderson, Dominion inspector of public works, when his son,
Mr. Stuart A. Henderson, M.P.P., of
Ashcroft, and Miss Mary Jane,
daughter of Thomas Lusk, of Aylmer,
Quebec, were united in marriage by
the Rev. Dr. Campbell. Col. Gregory
supported the bridegroom, and Miss
Ella M Jaffrey was bridesmaid.   The
England experienced somewhat
rough weather at Christmas time,
and London was enveloped in.one,.of
iijs, choicest fogs. Telegraphic :.-. accounts state, however, that the good
old season was celebrated as . joyously as ever. Times have,not been
good among the poorer classes during the last few months, hut a great
effort was made in a charitable way
to ensure that everyone should have
a good dinner on Christmas Day, and
the effort is said to have been successful.
The case of Phyllis Meares, a
pretty girl of seventeen and heiress
to property worth £1,400 a year, has
been causing a great deal of amusement in the Old Country. This interesting girl is quite a sportswoman
and practically has set tie stately"
old laws of England at defiance. She
has run away (not once, but twice)
from the custodians appointed by her
father, in defiance of the orders made
by the divorce court, and rejoined
her mother, whom (as the wrong-doer
in the divorce . action of Meares v.
Meares and Danby) the court, has
florbidden to see the girl. But the
girl sees her just the same. The
last stage of the case (by mail advices) was in the court of appeal a
connle of weeks ago. When the" case
was called on Lord Justice Vaughan
Williams inquired "Where is "tht
girl now?" "No one knows," replied Mr. Grazebrook, who, with Mr.
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Lots doing in this drug store
all the time. You and your
..amily are not sick all the time
—but there are. many things
you eau purchase here when
you're in the best of health:
Nursing bottles, nipples, toilet
articles for the baby, his
mother, his father and a whole
generation of kinfolk. Glad
to see you, sick or well.
98 Government Street
Near Vates St.
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spend and whieh he had been induced
to spend, in making preparations for
a wedding which both parties had
agreed should take place, and which
the —-ing lady at: the last moment,
without rhyme,-or reason, refused, to
enter into. Mr. Gibb.h.ad-been landed
in expenses amounting to £156, and it
was to recover;Jhis^ ?um, that the ac?
tion was brought. .Mr. Waugh, K,
C, who appeared, for the defendant,
announced that his client was prer
pared to pay the plaintiff's expenses.
Mr. Atkinson agreed, and his lordV
shi- entered judgment for £156.
•   •   •
Out, of an estate valued at £31,623,
Mr. George Harty Haigh, barrister,
of Sydney-place, Bath, has bequeathed an annuity of £50 to his
servant provided that she undertakes
to look after all his cats, the annuity
to cease on the death of the last of
the cats.
* »  *
A famous country newspaper, The
Northampton Mercury, has just
changed hands, the proprietors,
Messrs., S. S. Campion and Sons,
having sold it to a local syndicate.
This is the only paper in the kingdom which can proye unbroken publication for one hundred and eighty-
four years!
* *  *
The remarkable success of the
King in the Devon class of cattle was
one of the chief features of the
Smithfield cattle show. He won ffrsj;
prize in the three sections, and the
£25 cup for the best animal of one
• •   •
Because he declined to put out a
lighted cigar when riding in a Liverpool corporation electric tramwoiv
car, Dr. Hall, medical officer of health
for Prescot, was seized by the powerful Irish conductor and ejected.
He fell on the pavement and broke
his lc, and claimed substantial dam-
aces from the corporation in an action before Mr. Justice Walton at
Liverpool assizts. The defendants
pleaded    justification.      The     jury
awarded the plaintiff £1,000 damages.
* *  *
The marriage of Mr. Otto Madden, the famous jockey, to Miss Kath-
erine Ada Battle, of Sicklesmere,
Suffolk, took place at St. Mary's,
Bury St. Edmunds, on the 8th inst.
The bridegroom, who had been staying at the Angel Inn, made famous
bv Dickens, was at the church early.
The Angel, gay with flags, offered a
handy refuge, and the couple found
a sanctuary from an over-enthusiastic crowd in the Dickens room, where
a reception was held and breakfast
bride arrived on Wednesday evening
from San Francisco. After dinner
the bride and bridegroom left for
Ashcroft, and intend to return to
Victoria for the opening of the legislature in January.
Burns' Night.
Mr. J. Gr. Brown has in preparation
a programme for Burns' night, January 25th. The St. Andrew's Society
of this city have generously agreed
not only to leave this night open for
Mr. Brown's concert, so far as they
are concerned, but also to lend him
every aid in their power to make it
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Holiday Weddings.
On the 21st inst., Mifls Emily Jane
Middleton and Mr. George E. F.
Sutton, of this city, were married
bv the Rev. W. Baugh Allen in
Christ Church Cathedral. After
the ceremony the bride and bridegroom and a number of friends sat
down to the wedding feast at the
residence of Mr. Callow. Fort street.
At Ridmnr Ranch,  Okanagan. on
Brief Items.
Mr. Justice Irving, who recently
underwent an operation for appendicitis in the Jubilee Hospital, is
rapidly recovering.
• •   •
The next meeting of the Twentieth
Century Club will be on Friday, January 6th, instead of January 5th, as
previously announced, in the A.O.TJ.
W. hall.
• •   •
The business men of Duncans on
Saturday last presented Mr. Harry
Williams, agent of the E. & N. Railway Company, with a substantial
Christmas gift,, comprising a complete smoker's outfit and a respectable sum of mnocy.
• V   •
The Daughters of Pity provided
Christmas trees, prettily decorated
and loaded with presents, for the
celebration at the Jubilee Hospital.
At. fi.30 on Christmas morning the
nurses visited the wards and sang
Christmas carols. There were special services in the afternoon, when
an excellent address was given by
Rev. A. Ewing. On Monday the patients (those of them who could
stand for it) were treated to plum
pudding and other Christmas delicacies.
»"'*' rt
Courts Victoria and Northern
Light, Ancient Order Foresters, will
hold their annual Christmas tree entertainment and social dance in A.
O.II.W. Hnll on Tuesday, January
3rd, commencing at 7.30 p.m.
The most delicious sweetmeat now
on the'market in Victoria and at the
same time the most wholesome, is
PEE, manufactured by W. R. Hartley, 74 Yates street.
Upjohn, K.C, is presenting the appeals of Phyllis's mother and the
latter's present husband against the
orders made by Sir Francis Jeune
forbidding either of them to "harbor" the girl or aid her to disobey
the order of the court that she should
remain in her father's custody.
"Very well, then," answered the
presiding Lord Justice, "we will go
on with this case on Thursday."
Prior to the adjournment, Mr. Graze-
brook recounted how on the last occasion, when the president had ordered the girl into custody of the
tipstaff, she had broken away and
fled down the passage. Her mother,
now Mrs. Danby, had stood on one
side, not lifting a finger on her
daughter's behalf. That fact alone,
claimed Mr. Grazebrook, ought to
prove that neither Mrs. Danby nor
her present husband was aiding or
abetting the girl. The court of chancery will he moved in the matter—
that being the most dignified and
hopeless of British institutions—and
for this purpose a "next friend" for
Plivllis had to be appointed. At the
rising of the appeal court the Lords
Justices were informed that the
president had made the required
direction, and had named Phyllis's
paterrtal uncle as her "next friend"
to take the required proceedings.
Lord Justice Vaughan Williams
shook his head sadly.
*  *  •
The unusual circumstance of a
woman being sued for breach of
promise excited great interest among
those present at Leeds assizes recently. The plaintiff was Mr. Norman Gibbs, aged thirty-nine, managing clerk to Messrs. Marsh & Son,
solicitors, Rotherham, and the defendant was a young lady of fortune
named Bertha Waring Spencer, aged
twenty-two, daughter of Mr. A. W.
Spencer, farmer, of Lamboote
Grange, Fotherbnm. Mr. Tindal Atkinson, K.C. in opening the case for
the plaintiff, said,his client merely
wanted damages in respect of a sum
of monev which he could ill afford to
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Phone B1089.
Mr. Chamberlain announced at a
meeting of the council of Birmingham University that Mr. Richard
Pevton had offered £10,500 for the
endowment of a chair of music on
the condition thnt the first occupant
should be Sir Edward Elgar. The
offer was cordially accepted, and it
was resolved to call the chair the
"Richard Peyton Chair of Music."
Sir John Holder offered, £1,000 for
the provision of supplementary musical teaching at the university.
•   •   •
At the Comedy theatre on the 5th
inst., "Charley's Aunt" was revived, to the very evident satisfaction of the audience, who laughed
as heartily as another generation
laughed when the amusing farce was
drawing all London to the Globe
theatre. Mr. Brandon Thomas resumed his original part of Sir Francis
Chesney. and Mr. Stanley Cooke
made a very acceptable successor
to Mr. Penley.
Signor Ernesto Claud io
Of the Conservtaory of Music, Napolil
(Italy), in addition to tuition on the|
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, will conduct a special class in the art of accompaniment, to a limited number of ad-j
vanced piano pupils. Apply at studio,.]
over Imperial Bank, corner Yates and]
Government Streets.
ment, and then replied:   "Weel, I
was just wonderin' that mysel'. Ye |
see. he died at twa o'clock."
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mail it to some friend in the country.
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A Scotch doctor who was attend-
in'" n laird had instructed the butler
of the house in the art of taking and
recording his master^ temperature
with the thermometer. On repairing
in the house one morning, he was
niflt bv the butler to whom he said:
"Well. John, I hope the laird's tera-
wrature is not, any higher today."
The mnn looW   Mizzled for a mo-
Thomas Fogarty, the illustrator;
was talking about modern fashions
in dress.
"It is hard to keep up with the
fashions," he said. "They are cer-
tainlv confusing. The other night at
the theatre a man in the rear seat
all of a sudden jumped up excitedly.
" 'Down with that red umbrella in
front!' he cried.
"But his wife pulled him back into his chair. ,
" 'For mercy sake, hush!' she
whispered. 'That isn't an umbrella;
it's a new winter4 hat.' "
Stopping the Paper.
"I've stopped my paper, yes, I hev,;
I didn't like to do it.
But the editor got too smart
And I'll allow he'll rue it.
I am a mafi as pays his debts, (•
And I won't be insulted.
So when the editor gets smart
I want to be consulted.
I took his paper eleven years,
An' helped him all I could, sir,
An' when it comes to dunnin' me,
I didn't think he would, sir;
But that he did, and you can bet
It made me hot as thunder.
Says I, Pi stop that, sheet, I will, .
If the cussed thing goes under I
I hunted up the measly whelp
1 An' for his cunnin caper
I paid him 'leven years an' quitl
Yes, Sir.   I've stopped his paper.] he
,• Tip WEEi^r ^TURPAyr >.£flp«4M, 1904
the Stage
820(1     The Grand..■ ...J-'i..'-.: *
The Grand   theatre   on   Johnson
Sitreet has enjoyed exceptionally good
husiness'.iall the Week, the perform-
lance Jbaing fully deserving of it. It
j not every week that severn acta of
buck nierit are to be seen in any
theatre, and particularly at such low
prides i&lruje at the popular jdhn-
[iso street play house.   The Kalmos,
iuifphy ^aiid   Andrews,   Fyne " and
)andy, Wm. Gross, E; J.   Appleby
[ind Frederic Roberts, all contribute
to furnishing as enjoyable an entertainment as can be imagined.  The
[how is brought, to a close with the
aost laughable moving picture that
[las ever been exhibited in the city.
For next week Manager Jamieson
announces another strong bill, whieh
vill include the Eingsleys, in an ec-
tcentric comedy musical   act;   Gene
■King, a phenomenal baritone and his
[wonderful   performing   dog lAttie;
[Raubs and "Von" Kaufman, in an
|orjginal sketch entitled "My Coun-
Sweetheart"; Wills and Collins,
|traversty duo, in "A Day in Madrid," and Smith and Chester, operatic duettists.   Mr.   Roberts   will
[sing the illustrated song "For Old
Tunes' Sake," and the moving pictures illustrate incidents in the life
of Kit Carson.   Monday   being   a
holiday, two matinees will be given,
(commencing at 2.30.
v '.)■        ....•••
Savoy Theatre.
The management of this   popular
borne of vaudeville and burlesque has
lurely reached the limit in securing
Ihe attractions on   the   programme
luring   this   week.     Theatre-goers
[aye shown their   appreciation   by
litrht attesting the capacity of the
louse, and bestowing hearty applause
Ipoh   the   performers.   Owens and
laMarr are an. exceptionally clever
[uo of dancers, with a style all thefr
Iwn, and made a great hit.   Anita
TjeShontz, the Spanish midget, was a
lose second in popular favor with
V rag-time dancing and   melodies,
enevieve DeForrest is far above the
Lrerage balladist.   Mile. Laurendeau,
popular baritone vocalist, met with
fgrand reception, and the beautiful
lustrated   song,   "For   Sale — A
ftby',' as sung by Mae   Mulqueen,
Its another feature.   The   applause
[at greeted Marie Sparrow, Myrtle
artelle, the Electric Clark Sisters,
[orothy Heather, Viola LePage, Min-
Adams, Jim Rowe, Bob Hewlette
lid the regular stock company shows
lat they are all still held high in
Jipular favor.   The Hewelette merry
lirlesque   offering   was the "Filli-
Ino Princess," a laughing political
Ittire that caused no end of merri-
lent. This mammoth show of novel-
lies   Will   be   withdrawn after to-
light 's performance to make way for
Inother extensive programme for the
peek commencing Monday, January
Many new features are promised
Ind the merry burlesque offering,
f The Wizards of Boz," is said to
>e," "hummer." It is arranged in
vo acts, and introduces the entire
fompany in the cast. Many surprises
Ire in store for Savoy patrons next
Redmond Theatre.
Large and enthusiastic have been
Ithe-audiences attending this popular
play-house during the week just end-
ling, and it is no flattery to remark
pat Mr. Redmond's company deserve
pt; for no better productions at a low
price have been given the public for
nany a day.
It would be useless to mention all
l?f the clever players of the company,
as they are to well known to our
|theatre goers, but it is not out of
place to call attention to the splendid work accomplished by the organization as a whole.
It is no easy matter for the players
Jto present the many different roles
Ifor which they are cast, but each
and every one so far has given faithful attention and taken up the work
vith a spirit of determination.
Tip Buccess of the company has
been most pronounced, Victoria has
bnjoyed nothing like it for many
pars, and more than appreciates the
enjoyable performances given.
The week just ending witnessed
|iwo exceedingly clever plays of a
videly different character. The first
vas billed as a fantastic comedy, and
No it was, in every sense of the term.
The. plot was hilarious and absolutely
teemed with laughable situations and
flimaxes. Mr. Redmond was at his
pest as Peter Amos Dunn, and con-
'nlsed his auditors every time he appeared. The entire companv acqnit-
led themselves with honor, giving one
of the best comedy' entertainments:
on record.     ;■■!"■'■" £•■■•■••'*'
^'The Chicago ;TrtHii|»," a comedy:
drama iii foirf" aetSj'filled out the
week, and with its Btory of loVe and:
hate mingled with laugh provoking
comedy,was greatly enjoyed.
Next week, beginning »ith a special
New Year's matinee on Monday afternoon, "A Man of Mystery" is
underlined^ Much is promised of it,
and the beginning.of Mr. Redmond's
eighth week may be looked forward to
with pleasant anticipations. "Jane,"
a comedy written only to entertain,
will be the offering for the last half
of the coming week.
On Wednesday another souvenir
matinee is advertised, and on this occasion a souvenir portrait of Madam
Myee will be presented to all attending. "!
It will not be out of place to mention the excellent class of music
played between acts by Director
Sampson and his orchestra.
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The Victoria Theatre.
Holiday business has been very
good at the Victoria Theatre, the
change' of luck practically commencing" with a fine production of the
musical burlesque, "A Chinese
Honeymoon," which is a very fair
example of the sort of medley of
music hall music, music hall humor
and pretty chorus girls that just now
is so high in popular favor. It is
better than most qf them.
Last night Maxine Elliott, a charming actress who is very popular in
Victoria, drew a large and fashionable audience to the theatre. The
nlay was Clyde Fitch's "The Only
Wi>-"." one of the few of that play-
writer's numerous works that is
worth while. Miss Elliott had good
support, and the production was on
an elaborate scale.
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"Dorothy" on Monday.
The Victoria Amateur Operatic
Company will repeat their performance of the popular old English opera
"Dorothy" at the Victoria Theatre
on Monday evening next. Those who
saw the first, performance can testify
to the excellent manner in which the
niece is staged and played. The cos-
t'Vrne's and scenery are on the most
elaborate scale, and a full orchestra
under the direction of Mr. Finn Will
snpplv the music. Mr. Finn is great-
lv pleased with the showing made
nt recent rehearsals. A new song and
dance bv Mr. George Werner will be
introduced by the bridesmaids in the
third act.
It is understood that the management went considerably behind financially over the production of this
piece, and it is hoped that generous
support will be accorded the amateurs on Monday so as to make ends
• e   •
Miss Ethel Green.
Miss Ethel Green, the charming
young singer, who took the part of
"Lydia" in the production of
"Dorothy" by the Victoria Amateur
Operatic Company, has signed on
with the Chinese Honeymoon Company, which appeared at the Victoria
theatre on Tuesday last. Victorians
generally will wish this talented
young lady all kinds of good luck and
success in her professional career.
Miss Green will play the part of
"Lydia" in the production of "Dor-
othv" at the theatre on Monday, and
will then join the "Chinese Honeymoon" Company.
S6hati^.'l,may be given previous "to
the production of a new play by
Clyde Fitch.„
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A letter from MisS Kathryn "Kidder says: --"Mr. Warde am* myself
are doing finely in the South. We
are playing to large and decidedly
enthusiastic audiences and our''tour
is in every way a most gratifying
success. I like the part of Salammbo and hope my next one will be just
as good." Mr. Warde and Miss Kidder are doing so well that Wagen-
hals & Kemper have decided to extend their tour to May 15th. The
profits of this combination on the
season will easily reach $50,000.
The Liberal Press of the Yukon,
just prior to the election, were
boosting Mr. Congdon for Minister
of Mines. Kootenay Liberals boosted Bill Galliher for. the same job,
and Victoria Liberals know that
Senator Bill is IT for the only Pacific Coast cabinet position.
• •   •
A man played a practical joke on
a store keeper in Duncans the other
day, which the storekeeper turned
very neatly to his advantage The
man went into the store and asked
for some string. The storekeeper
was busy with his Christmas accounts
and pointing to a big ball of string
suspended over the counter told his
customer to take as much as he
wanted. The customer tied the end
of the string to his dog's collar and
sent the dog home, following himself.
The storekeeper promptly advertised
that all strings found on the roads
led to his store.
• •   •
And now Steve Jones is planning
a b'™ hotel in Vancouver.
• •   •
First real "wounding" case for
months   in   Victoria, took place on
Christmas eve.
• •   •
. Puget Sound canners prescribe as
a remedy for depletion of the salmon
fisheries a total let-up of fishing during 1906 and 1908.   A good scheme,
but it won't work."
• •   •
The number of cripples in the doll
world to-day would keep a whole
college of surgeons bpsy for a century.
• *  *
, Santa Claus has assigned in favor
of his creditors, but he will doubtless reconstruct in time for next Dec.
i.^mvuui iu.su
Victoria Fractloaal Mineral •lalm.
^Situated in the Mount Sieger, Division ol
Chemainus District.
Where located.—On the eaat slope oi Mount
Brenton. ■■   ■-,;'•,.        *-.   •
Take notice that, I.W. *,. Diet, agent lor the
Mount Sicker and Brenton Mine., (Limited)
Free Miners' Certificate Mo. B86247 intend,©!)
days Irom da e hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for Certificate of Improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the
above claim. Ann further take notice that ac-
lon under section 87 must be oominenced before
the issuance of such rertiflcate ot Improvements. "./   ■'■:■■■■    ^ '   £
Dated this 14th day of November, ISM.
Helen Grantley tells this one: "I
had heard many strange stories
about the way some far Western railroads were operated; how the trains
stopped at every wayside inn to take
on or let off passengers, but never believed in them until I had an experience of my own. We left—and
stflpped at a wayside station so long
that I could go out and see what was
the matter. The conductor of the
train sat on a wall, smoking a clay
pipe, and seeming in no hurry.
'What are we waiting for?' I asked.
The conductor took the pipe out of
his mouth, and pointed to the .summit of a mountain in the distance,
observing: 'We will be off directly,
Miss, there is one of our passengers
coming.' "
•   •   •
A telegram from Chicago brings
this information: "Blanche Walsh
in the Yiddish play 'The Kreutzer
Sonata' has scored a triumph. The
local critics warmly praise her impersonation of the leading role and
sav that it is the best work she has
ever done in that citv. There were
sixteen curtain calls the opening
night." At the end of her Chicago
engagement Miss Walsh goes to New
York, opening there in January. A
few performances of "The.Kreutzer
A minister complained to one of his
parishioners that he had tried in many
ways to draw people to his church services, but with limited success. And he
said, "Can you suggest any better plan?"
"Yes," was the reply. "You know that
a fire always attracts a crowd. So you
just findle a fire in your pulpit and the
house will be full." The minister
thought he was joking, and was about
to rebuke his irreverence, when he went
on to say, "Haven't you read how Peter
drew a crowd in Jerusalem on the day
of Pentecost? He was not a learned
nor an eloquent man, but he went into
the street with the fire in his heart, and
flashing, no doubt from his eyes—the
fire which had come down from Heaven
in the upper room. He was all aglow
with the conscious presence and power
of the Holy Spirit, and hence it was
that the multitude came together, and
that three thousand of them were converted. Let it be noised abroad that
your pulpit is ablaze with that Pentecostal fire and multitudes will come to
hear you and many of them will be
In the matter of the Application of
William Farrell for a Certificate
of Indefeasible Title to Subdivision Lots D and E of the Garbally Estate (Map 116) Vietoria
District (now Vietoria City).
Notice is hereby given that it is
my intention to issue a Certificate of
Indefeasible Title to the above land
to William Farrell on the 6th day of
February, 1905, unless, in the meantime, a valid   objection   thereto   be
made to me in writing by a person
claiming an estate or interest thereim
or in any part of it.
Land Registry Office, Vietoria, B.
C, 31st October, 1904.
Victoria, B. C, Nov. 30th, 1904.
I hereby present a complete statement as to
James Cameron Walters' expenditures during
the late general elections, Nov. 3rd, 1904.
Advertisement and printing fll7 00
Hall rent   28 60
Incidentals   10 00
Carfare     160
Clarion newspaper.   20 00
$167 10
Arne John Arnason, agent for James Cameron
Received the above the 21st day of December,
Returning Officer Electoral District of Victoria
Savoy Theatre
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
Grand Holiday Vaudeville
Victoria Theatre
Matinee and Night,
Monday, January 2, 1905
The Victoria Amateur Operatic Company will reproduce by request the
Popular Comedy Opera,
(By Permission.)
Under the able direction of J. M. Finn.
Full Orchestra,
Special Scenery.
Elaborate Costumes.
Matinee at 2.30 p.m. sharp. Prices to
any part of the bouse, children 25c,
adults 50c.
The evening performance will commence at 8 p.m. sharp. Prices—75c.,
50c. and 25c.
Seats now on sale at Waitt's Music
Merry Burlesquers
and Trocadero
In the Merry Burlesque,
"Tbe Wizardess of
Owens and LaMarr
Anita DeSchoritz
Genevieve DeForrest
Electric Clark Sisters
Mile Laurendeau
Marie Sparrow   .
Minnie Adams
Mae Mulqueen
Myrtle Bartelle
Dorothy Heather
Bob Hewlette
Admission I5 and 25c.
ADM. I riatinees ioc. all over.
DAILY     '*.*
Management of
IheKingsburys        ..
Eccentric Comedy Musical Act
Gene King
Phenomenal Baritone and Hie
Wonderful Performing Dog
Rawls and " Von" Kaufman
Original Sketch "My Country
Wills and Collins
Travesty Duo in "A Day in
Addie Lillian
Smith and Cheater
Operatic Duettists
Frederic Roberta
Illustrated Song "For Old Times
New Moving Pictures
Johnson Street
Oo where the crowd goes
An old painter of Sienna, after standing for a long time in silent meditation
before his canvas with hands crossed
meekly on his breast and head bent reverently low, turned away, saying:. "May
God forgive me that I did not do it better."
Many people as they come to the close
of their life, and'look back at what they
have done with their opportunities and
privileges, and at what they are leaving as their finished work to be their
memorial, can only pray with like sadness: "May God forgive me that I
did not do it better."
Just for a Smile.
"I hear your engagement is off,
"Yes it was a case of heart failure."—Life.
Redmond Theatre
Victoria's Popular Family Play House
Eighth Week and Still
In Business
Week Commencing Monday Matinee,
New Years
The Greatest of all Melo-Dramas
"The Man of Mystery"
This remarkable play will be seen for
three days only, Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday Matinee and Night,
Speoial New Year's Matinee Monday
Souvenir Matinee Wednesday.
Madam Myee's portrait will be presented to all attending this performance.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday Matinee
and Night
The Jolly Laugh Producer
44 Jane "
"She's a good sort.   See her."
Night Prices, 10 and 25 Cents
Phone No. 822
Call us up and Reserve Your Seats
Curtain Rises Evening 8:16.
All Matinees 2:15.
If   you   have   beauty,
We   can  take   it;
If  you   have   none,
We  can  make  it.
Savannah, Photo Studio, Fort 8t
Le Petit Crystal
Has the Finest Aggregation of
Artists this week ever seen
in this city.
Come and See us, You
will be pleased.
The Lyric
Broad Street
Between Yates and Johnson
T A. Johnson. Proir"»<;T* id Mil»g
B.C. Saddlery Co. Ltd
44 Yates St., Victoria.
Large assortment of English and Mexican Saddles, Harness, Buggy Robes,
Trunks, Dog Collars.
is one of our specialties.  Come and
look at our prices.
PHONE No. 204 a
V ,' saeMBiijaaw
Well-Known Member of The Week
>     Staff Comes to the Rescue at a
I Critical Moment.
■; The aspect Of a newspaper office is
generally somewhat dreary. On one
'day of this.week this office was particularly so. The Proprietor had sunk
back in a despairing attitude in the
only comfortable chair in the place,
and the Editor had collapsed into the
waste paper basket amidst all kinds
of rejected poems and angry letters
from subscribers who had not received
■their copies of "Christmas Week."
The atmosphere of the place was
distinctly enervating and dull.   No
stranger drifting in from the cold
outside would have believed for a
moment that he was in the office of
the most enterprising and successful
newspaper in British Columbia.
And why this thusnessf
Thusly.   On the desk before the
proprietor lay an open letter from
Mr Chas. H. Lugrin, former proprietor of the paper—in the days when it
had not taken on the wings of geni-
■ us and flown above the status of a
- political organ. Not a letter of congratulation. Not a bit of it. Not an
expression of thankfulness that it
devolved upon him no longer to meet
the inevitable printer's bill. Not at
all. Just a letter from Chas. H. Lugrin in his capacity as Solicitor, and
written on behalf of another gentleman whose first two names also are
Chas. H., and threatening the most
'direful of things—a prosecution for
criminal libel I
Therefore was it that the Proprietor-gloomed darkly in the one comfortable chair. Therefore was it that
the Editor was trying to hide himself
in the immense receptacle for rejected poems and angry subscribers' letter*.
"A eold, empty, damp cell," moan-
ed the Editor through the chinks of
the waste paper basket, "and meals
hike warm and greasy at 25 cents a
"Shut up!" said the Proprietor.
"It's you that will be shut up,"
retorted the Editor.
"Rats!" said the Proprietor.
"Nothing larger than mice could
get in where you're going," said the
Editor, and like all editors and most
women he had the last word.
There Was«a "rat, tei> tat," at
the window.      *  ' i|;£ii«|;??f.
The Proprietor shivered and   the
Editor dived further into the depths
of the waste paper basket.
There entered The Monkey
"What's ud? said the Monkey.
The   Proprietor   pointed   to   the
threatening letter.
The Monkey perused it, and struck
it Jimmy Britt attitude. "Let me at
him!" quoth he.
| "No go," said the Editor. "Would
v mean an action against you for assault and battery. You wouldn't be
able to pay the fine, and you would
be locked up. What would The Week
do Without you?"
"True," observed the Monkey:
"I never thought of that. But on re-
perusal of this—er—er^-legal document, it appears to me that"—the
Monkey smothed his whiskers and
blinked at the letter. "It appears
to me that all that is required is an
"Never!" exclaimed the Proprietor.
"Well, hardly ever," said the Editor. "But I did it once before. I
was taken unawares by a large man
armed to the teeth."
"Like me," grinned the Monkey,
displaving a very fine array of grinders. "But tell me," he'added, "is
this letter really loaded V
"Eh?" exclaimed Proprietor and
Editor at onee.
"I mean have you been publishing any criminal libels on Chas. H.
the Second?"
"Of course not," said the Proprietor.
"Then, gentlemen," said the Mon-
kev. "let me fix this little difficulty
"To   Mr.   Chas. H. Gibbons and,|
others interested:
"Bv these presents be it known
- "If at anv time The Week published any libel upon yon, it never
intended to do so.
"But, if it did, it hereby apolo-
eizes in full.' retracts and repudiates
nnv such libel against so good, peaceable and worthy subject of our Sov-
nraen Lord, tbe King. It never contrived or unlawfully intended to
hurt, injure or prejudice thy good
name, fame, credit, or exhaustive
r<"«itation. anv snch base, villainous
p»il or pernicious intention, to the
(.-ntrnrv notwithstanding. It never
intended to unlawfully, wickedly or
maliciously traduce, defame or vilify
the aforesaid Charles H. in his
character as reputed, secured or respected by and amongst all good and
worthy liege subjects of our Sovereign Lord the King or foreign potentates to whom he was or is in anywise
known. It well knows that the
aforesaid Charles H. was and is a
good, moral and pious person whereof all readers will also please take
notice and govern themselves accord-
ingdy. This fraternal greeting upon
the occasion of the New Year it
herewith sends in lieu of gold coin
of the realm of standard weight and
fineness, calling for thy forgiveness,
Oh! CharlesH., as no ill-will.affected
its ebullitions, and if ever such did
'tis changed to penitence severe, and
fairly flows from it in tearful tides,
i.e., the Penitence. God Save the
The Week
Weekly   Review,   Magazine  and
Newspaper, Published at 35
Port Street by
Lady Writes Some Wise Advice on
the All-Important Subject
of Cookery.
The basis, of life is health, and the
foundation of health is good cooking.
I would say to the average Victoria
housekeeper who complains of the
"expense" of cooking: Have you
any idea how many dainty silk
stockings or French kid gloves you
could buy with the value of what is
thrown away every week in your
kitchen, of the nice chiffons and the
laces that are carried off in that barrel at your back door—not to mention the money you expend for drugs
for indigestion?
The waste in an ordinary kitchen
presided over by a twenty-five-dollar-
month jewel would buy more pretty
frou-frou things than the average
woman could wear in a year. To begin at the root of the evil—your
soups. John Chinaman is given a
mass of meat, and bones say, for example, seven or eight pounds. These
as a rule he places in one receptacle
uncut, and, as he has no idea of the
chemical action of heat on food, literally keeps the pot boiling. Result,
a very little strong jelly, the product of the bone. The meat gravies
which have to be coaxed out by
gentle cooking have evaporated into
the air. This' jelly, with a plentiful
addition of Worcester sauce and inferior sherry is served up as the
basis of the meal. On the other hand,
let the bone and meat be separated
and subjected to different degrees of
heat—the bone taking considerably1
more heat than the flesh, the result
will be, if properly treated and
flavored with a few vegetables and
herbs, a nourishing and delicious
Then the fish: Very few people
know that fish ought to be plunged
in nearly boiling water and kept
gently simmering till cooked, and also that the addition of a handful of
salt, an onion, carrot and bunch of
herbs, forming what Monsieur Crap-
eau calls a court bullion. In addition, a cup of cheap claret or sati-
terne is an improvement, but not a
necessity. Then the sauce, flour and
butter as rule, highly flavored with
that coarsest and most pungent of
condiments, Worcester sauce (which
is ruled out of every French kitchen)
utterly obliterating the flavor of the
fish if any happens to remain after
a course of rapid boiling. For a
good sauce take the fish bones; water,
a few vegetables and herbs, making a
stock that by and bye you can delicately thicken with an egg and flavor
with a glass of good chabis or some
Alas for the stews and hashes!
Boarding house hash is a terror to
tlie laud, but it should not be. Careless cooking, boiling instead of
gently stewing, and often without a
cover to the saucepan (a most important item) is the cause. Our
French friends make a perfect science
of these little rechauffes, serving up
daintv, digestible dishes out of what
we often throw away (especially in
this country, where Chinese cooks arc
universal), or serve up—and possibly
res-ret—-as that overlasting stew.
Cold meat, cookery being a necessary evil may easily be made more
attractive and a moderately healthful
form of food.
All cookery depends on care and
accuracy. Devote some of your leisure
time to cooking; look on it as a fine
art, (even the aesthetic Ruskin looks
on "<rood cook" as one of
woman's noblest titles.) Don yonr
pretty white anron; turn the sleeves
nn from vonr elbows and combat and
overthrow, soud ladle in hand, the
T<it rHnntt of Dvspepsia and waste
that stalk triumphant in our midst.
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Members of the Victoria Hunt Club
Had a Fine Time Last
If you are in wahtof a HUSH GRADE SCOTCH WHISK*
Be Sure'.You Get .. ;. «
•     ' ■•■ --     -. ■-..■ .       ■■  ■  ■     ■':'.       •' ■;•;.'■:-..';   i
Stevenson Macadam, the well known analyst, of London, certifies these whiskies j
to be absolutely pure.  ■'■
Radiger & Janion, General Agents for British Columbia and tbe Yukon District
Your Chickens Will Lay
Use EXCELSIOR MEAL.  This being a special blending of all grain, cannot
fail to bring good results. J
DIRECTIONS—To be fed hot in the morning.
Sylvester Feed Co., 87-89 Yates St.
Last Saturday the members of the
Victoria Hunt Club had an unusual-
lv good run. The meet was from
"Fernhill," the residence of Mr.
Pooley on Esquimalt road.
It was a bright, cold day, and the
horses were all "very fit." The
club has been most fortunate this
season as far as weather goes. They
have not had a wet afternoon yea.
The course led through the B. C.
Transfer fields, where there are a!
number of good jumps, then out
over Mr. Knox's land, behind the
Four-Mile House* finishing up at
"Strawberryvale." Only one gallant huntsman came to grief. The
cause of his "upset" was no doubt
on account of the "greenness" of
his horse in the jumping line. However, nothing very serious happened
either to the horse or rider. The
following ladies and gentlemen took
part in the run: Mr. and Mrs. Bradburn, Miss Pooley, Miss V. Foley,
Mr. Tom Pooley, Miss Devereux, Mr.
Langworthy, Mr. Garnett, Mr. Spearman, Mrs. Bland, Capt. Cockbnrn and
Mr. McHenry.
The next meet will be from the
Colonist Hotel, Beacon Hill. This
ran is always looked upon as one of
the best of the season, as the going
is invariably good. The start will
be at 2.30 sharp and all are requested to be on time.
The prize for the Monkey's remark
on making his thirty-fifth New Year
resolntion goes this week to Mr. Donald A. Fraser, 2 Phoenix Place, James
Bay, for "The more the merrier."
This comnetition, by the way, is
proving a great success in point, of
popularity, the number of replies received increasing each week. To
avoid confusion, will competitors in
future kindly address their coupons
Competition Department,
The Week,
35 Fort Street.
Branching Out.
Mr. Steven Jones, proprietor of the
Dominion hotel, has returned from
Vancouver, where he concluded the
purchase of a lot on the corner of
Homer and Hastings streets. The
price is about $40,000. Mr. Jones
announces that a splendid building
will be erected on the site at an early
date. He considers the property one
of the finest in the Terminal City.
Our finest stock of West ol England and Scotch and Irish Goodi is
most complete, and cannot be duplicated elsewhere.
Suits to Order $90 op.       Overcoats to Order. $25 up.
Pants to Order $5 up.
SCHAPER & REID, Merchant Tailors
Cor. Broad and Trounce ave„ opp. Colonist Office.
OHAS. HAYWARD, Pr.sid.nt.
P- CASELTON, U.nao.r.
We make a specialty of Undertaking and can give the best possible service for tbe reason that:
We Have Everything Modern both for tbe Embalming Process and for
General Work. ££-
We Carry a Large and Complete Line of every class of Undertaking
Goods. We have an Experienced Staff, holding diplomas of leading
embalming colleges, and available day or night.
We Arc Commended by those who have employed us.
Our Price* are always reasonable.
We take the liberty of calling attention to these facts because we recognize that those requiring undertaking services, ought to have the bsst—
This we can give you.
TELEPHONES 48. 305, 404 or 594.
Assembly Dancing Academy
Mesdames Dickinson & Simpson will
resume their dancing classes Saturday,
Oct. ist, Assembly Hall, Fort St.
Monday afternoon, children's fancy
dances, 3.30 to 5 p.m.
Monday evening, beginners classes.
Tuesday evening, Cotillon club.
Thursday. Social Night, 8.3oto 11 p.m.
Friday afternoon, children's ptivate
Saturday afternoon, general class 2.15.
Private Lessons Given.
- The liquor question is a dead letter, in this city just now. The water
question is to the front instead.
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup,
Pickles and Sauce are condiments
that should he in every home. Price
and quality second to. none.
The Japanese admiral is Togo to
meet the Russians.
•   •   •
The policy of the British naval
authorities seems to be "Canada for
the Canadians."
Victoria Socialists.
Established 1868.
A* W. bridgman.
Real Estate, Financial an]
Insurance Agent
Agent Commercial Union Assurance Cq
Ltd., of London, England.
London Assurance Corporation.
41 Government St.
For New Years Gifts
JSTrV     What better than tbe
H.B. Cigars
Telephone 38s 155 Fort Streej
At the regular weekly business
meeting of Victoria Local No. 2, So;
cialist Party of British Columbia, held
on Tuesday last, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Organizer, Moses McGregor; vice-
organizer, J. A. Stowe; correspondence secretary, H. J. B. Harper; recording secretary, Mrs. A. E. Clayton;
treasurer, A. J. Arnason; literary agent, Harold Burnett; executive committee, M. McGregor, J. A. Stowe,
Mrs, A. E. Clayton, F. W. Garland, T.
V. Fisher; correspondence committee,
H. Burnett, C.C. Williams; auditing
committee, F. W. Garland, W. J. Yarrow; trustees, Wi J. Yarrow, F. W.
Garland, A. J. Benson.
" It was decided by the Victoria local
to run.a candidate for school trustee
at the coming municipal election.
Established 1895
The Beorge Carter Co., Lt
Oriental Importers and Exporter*
Specialists on Tea, Camphor, Jute, Silk, Curl
Etc. Merchandise Bro'-erage transacted wit
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