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New Houses For Sale
A number of new homes, Modern in
every respect. Easy monthly inatal-
BX. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
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Call and See Our Special
All prices reduced during December
Hicks & Lovick Piano Co.
[88 Government St., Victoria, B. 0.
Vol. II.   No. 3.
Price 8 Cents.
Potatoes Have Advanced
We have a few left at $1,25 SACK
DIXI H. ROSS & CO., The Independent Cash Grocers
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Finest Quality.   Always Sweet.   Beautiful to Look
At.   Delicious to Eat.   Try It.
London and Vancouver Bakery
Phone 861
HAY!   HAY I   HAY!!!
We have hay of all grades and prices, suitable for all requirements. Ask for our prices.
125 Government Street.
* I     The Hotel Victoria
l Steam E. CAVE, Proprietor
| Throughout ftmwlcan Wan, $2.00 a Day and Op
Government Street, Victoria, B; 0.
Is Your House Wired?
We have the largest stock of Fixtures and Electric
House Fittings in B. C.
29 Government [Street Victoria, B. C.
Munday's Shoe Sale
Ladles' Fine Strap Slippers, worth J1.75, Sale price $1.00.
Gents' Old Country Boots ln Slack and Tan, were (7 and 17.50, Sale Price (1.76.
89 Government Street.
|A Cold Weather Inducement;;
11        Johnson's Fluid Beef, 16 oz    $i.oo        (i
l >        Bovril Cordial, 16 oz    i.oo        11
j        ,  "        "        4<« 65        j
j 1 ''■       "        2 oz 32 |i
l» :'        " 1 oz 20        i>
0 phone 588      CARNE'S CASH GROCERY, !|
Corner Yates and Broad Streets. I
Ladies' high-class boots worth
strap slippers were
till       I Ol Ol       Ladies' high-class
Winter Shoe Sale .&*-&
» Gents' boots worth $5 and $5.50, now $4.    Children's box calf boots worth $1.00
and f 1.25, now 75c, aud $1.00.
Qualify Yourself for a Lucrative Business Career
College for Shorthand, Typewriting, Bookkeeping,
Telegraphy, Ad. Writing, Etc.
Now opened for Gentlemen as well as Ladles.    Remember, PROCRASTINATION IS TUB
20th Century Business Training College
Corner Yates and Broad Sts,, Victoria, B. C.
N. B.—We will return the pupil's Tees II we do not accomplish what we promise,
Now We Can
Guess Again
Members   of   Grand Trunk Pacific
Survey Party Say It Will Be
Bute Inlet.
After all it may not be Port Simpson.
Some members of an exploration
party sent out by the Grand Trunk
Pacific Company along the Peace
River country have reached Calgary
and have unburdened themselves of
a great secret. The new transcontinental line will not be laid to Port
Simpson, they say, but will adopt
the dear, old, British Pacific route,
coming south from Edmonton to the
Yellowhead Pass and striking Bute
Inlet—en route, of course, to Victoria.
And why not!
Nobodv seems to know exactly
what the G. T. P. people intend doing or even when—within a few years
or so—they will do it. Port Simpson
townsite is largely corralled by enterprising speculators and there may
not be enough money in it for a
company so keen on the dollar as the
G. T. P. Besides,. everybody knows
that Mr. Hays likes Victoria and may
design great things for the city of
his affection.
Of course, that Calgary story—
which is now a week old exactly—
does not quite put a stop to guesswork. The names of the returned
explorers are not given', and it seems
hardly probable that servants of the
entirely discreet G. T. P. promoters
would go and give away their superiors, offhand, to the pressmen of
Calgary. Neither does it appear that
there is any Strong reason why the
parties in question should know
what the company 'has decided upon.
Calgary is a very gay little city,
where all kinds of unexpected things
happen at all hours of the day and
But still, Victorians may hope that
Bute Inlet will he the spot. It is!
reported, on most reliable authority,
that some noted Victorians have received a tip from headquarters and
have sold or are • willing to sell out
Port Simpson property. Mr. Rithet,
anyhow, has parted with his.
Items of Interest Concerning Happenings in and Out of the
The Missing Children.—
The two litle girls named Jones
and Rodgers who were lost from
Nanaimo some days ago are now believed to have been kidnapped or
have met with foul play. In spite of
careful search no trace of the children has been found. The Nanaimo
Council offers a reward of $250 for
the recovery of the children dead or
Assessment Commission.—
The Assessment Commission, which
has been taking evidence in regard
to the operation of the provincial
Assessment Act, adjourned to the call
of the chairman on Tuesday. If no
furttier evidence 'is offered within
the next week, the commission will
report without further sittings.
Cannery for Esquimalt.—
A company is being organized locally to exploit the salmon fisheries
on the Vancouver Island coast. A
large and thoroughly equipped cannery will be. built at Esquimalt for
handling the fish. A prospectus is
now being prepared and will be published in a few days, when stock will
be issued to the public.
The Pilotage Commission.
An inspired despatch from Ottawa
announces that the report of Special
Commissioner R. T. Elliot on the inquiry recently held into charges made
bv the pilots acninst the secretary
of the Pilotage Board, Mr. E. Crow-
Baker, has been considered nnd that
it has been decided to remove him
from the office.
Delegate to Ottawa.
Mr. Richard Hall, M. P. P., has
been appointed hy the Victoria Board
of Trade as a delegate from that body
to present its views, opposing thc
proposed closiner of (he salmon fisheries dnrinsr IflOfi and 1008, to thc
Minister of Marine and Fisheries.
The works at Coleman, headquarters of the International Coal & Coke
Co. are closed down. The miners
asked for a schedule similar to thai
in force at other mines along the
Crow. The manager ignored the request.
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The B. C. Telephone Company is
installing a telephone system in
Fernie. D. V. Mott has been appointed local manager. About 50 contracts already have been let, and the
system is expected to be in operation next month. Meanwhile the
council is considering a by-law to
enforce telephone wires being placed
underground which, if   passed, may
exclude the company from the town.
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The first zinc smelter to be established in Canada is to be built at
Frank. The site already is cleared
and the buildings will be constructed
of brick or stone procured in thp
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It is reported that the Great
Northern railway station in New
Westminster will be located on the
grounds opposite Albert Crescent.
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Dr. Fagan is to report to the Provincial Government on the condition
of the Darcy Island leper station.
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Mr. W. W. Willard has been elected mayor of Cumberland by a majority of eight votes over Mr. D. Daniels.
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Recently commissioned officers of
the Sixth Regiment, Vancouver, have
decided to form a special class, to be
conducted by Sergt.-Major Bundy, for
the study of technical military subjects.
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Fernie is looking for a wagon
road connection with the Flathead
Valley. The cost is estimated at
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Mr. Gamble has expressed disapproval of the manner in which the
Fernie school house was constructed.
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J. W-. Macintosh, clerk of the Vancouver police court, has been appointed chief of police in New Westminster.
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The C.P.R. people are actively developing their coal property at Hos-
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Thos. Robinson, superintendent of
the Harrison Lake Hatchery, reports
that institution to be in a flourishing
condition. There are about six and
one-half million eggs hatching or
hatched in the troughs, two and one-
half million being sockeves.
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It is understood that the provincial
executive has asked for thc resignation of Dr. Manchester of thc office of superintendent of the Provincial Asylum for the Insane, New
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The C. P. R. Company has offered
to assist the construction of a wagon
road from Fernie to the Flathead
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John Houston hns undertaken to
put a stop to public gambling in Nel-
The estimates were presented to
the House of Commons on Wednesday. Thev provide, among other B.
C. items. $100,000 for public buildings in Vancouver; $1,050 for extension of telephone line from Vancouver to Salt Spring Island; increases
in Victoria post office, $1,708.
E. B. Devlin will oppose Mr. R L,
Borden in Carlcton County, Ont.
It hns been decided to make two
provinces of fhe Northwest Territories, with a divisional line running
north and south.
Who will be thp new secretary of
the pilotage hoard? That question
is agitating llic minds of several local
supporters of Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
City to Adopt
fir. Cuthbert
Mayor Barnard Proposes That Corporation Shall Take Over the
Tourist Asociation.
Mayor Barnard sprung a surprise
on the small gathering of citizens
at the annual meeting of the Tourist
Association on Thursday evening. He
said he considered that the expense
of running the association had been
borne long enough by a few enterprising citizens, and suggested that
the time had come for the city to assume control and find tbaj (money
required to carry on the business of
the association. His Worship paid a
high tribute to the splendid services
of Mr. Herbert Cuthbert, the energetic secretary of the associatiou,
who it is understood will continue at
the head of the business in the event
of the Mayor's proposal being adopted by the Council.
The proposal will be held in a
ance for a fortnight, during which
time it will be decided upon by the
city fathers.
Mr. Cuthbert read the annual lie-
port which he illustrated with lantern slides. The treasurer, Mr. E. C.
Smith, then read the financial state
ment, which was satisfactory ant.
showed a balance on the right side
of the books.
The report was adopted on a motion by Mr. Richard Hall, M.P.P.,
seconded by Col. Prior, and a Vote
pf thanks was passed to the directors and the executive.
Mayor Barnard's proposition was
the subject of much comment in the
city yesterday. Generally speaking,
the idea seemed to meet with approval but several, critics were to be
met with.
A prominent merchant, whose business is not affected to any great extent by the tourist travel, remarked
to a representative of The Week that
there was reason for the fact that the
association was mainly supported by
a few citizens. "The hotel men," he
said, "benefit to a far greater extent than other business men by the
efforts of the association. After the
hotel men came the merchants they
deal with. Then came some of the
retail firms, the jewellers, dry'goods
people and so on. It is natural that
those who benefit most should be
most willing to pay."
"But how about real estate •"•■
queried thc reporter.
"Well," replied the merchant,,
"owners of and dealers in real estate benefit to a considerable extent
by the tourist travel. I do not mean
to say that the whole city does not
gain something by the tourist travel.
I know that it does, bnt ray objection holds trood that some benefit
much more than others, and if the
city takes over the association, all
citizens—even those who have no
business here at all—will have to pay
the piper."
A Cannon Loaded With Grape Shot
Fired Into Winter Palace.
The sensation of the week in Europe was the discharge of a cannon
loaded with grape shot from the St.
Peter and Paul fortress fnll into the
faces of the Czar, thc Metropolitan
of the Russian Church, members of
the Imperial family and many high
officials, on the conclusion of the annual ceremony of the blessing of tbe
waters of the Neva.
The affair appears to have been
accidental, one of thc guns which
fired the salute having been loaded
with grape through the carelessness
of the officers. Owing to the distanc
of the officers. Owing to thc distance
of the gun the shot were very much
scattered and only one man, a policeman, was seriously hurt. The Cznr
was untouched, and no panic followed the discharge.
The Official inquiry is being conducted by the Grand Duke Sergins.
The explanation thnt thc affair was
accidental is not, generally accepted
in Russia. 2!
Sports and
The following team will represent
the Victoria intermediates against
Duncans at Oak Bay this afternoon
commencing at 3 o'clock: Goal, H.
Brown; full backs, N. Scott, R. Mclnnes; half backs, F. Nason, S. Wins-
bv. C. Jenkinson; forwards, L. Bell,
J. Gibson, H. R. Cobbett, J. Cambie,
C. Rogers. Corp. Waters will act as
referee. All players are requested to
wear the club uniform. The game is
expected to be very closely contested, as the Duncans team includes
some excellent players.
The senior Victoria hockey team
leaves to-night for Vancouver to
play a schedule match. If Victoria
wins it will put them on even terms
with the R.G.A., 4 points all. If Vancouver is defeated it will throw them
out of the championship.
The final game in the junior city
association league will he played at
Oak Bay to-day between North Ward
and the Capitals, commencing at 1:30
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There was a pretty fierce boxing
match between Professor Hornbuckle
and Gr. McNamee, R.G.A., at the
Edison Theatre on Tuesday) jiight.
The soldier was given the decision
in the eighth round on a foul, but
he probably would have won out in
any event. The decision of Bert
Clark, the referee, was perfectly
sound although a large section of the
rather rowdy audience would have
liked to have had the match fought
out. Hornbuckle did not give much
of an exhibition of the manly art,
although he made up to some extent
for his lack of cleverness by taking a
lot of punishment. It was hardly to
be supposed that a professor of boxing would have lost a match by fouling, but Hornbuckle apparently could
not help hitting in clinches—contrary to agreement, and after being
warned by the referee several times
he was disqualified. The match attracted a fairly big crowd who made
far too much noise in spite of the
efforts of the police to keep order.
In this and other respects the management of the affair was not good.
As a result of tlie match McNamee
received 75 per cent of the gate receipts and won the side bet. There
was a preliminary which was a fizzle, Sergt. Dunn very easily reducing
his opponent to capitulation,
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It is computed by a statistician
that £10,000,000 is anually expended
by the devotees of the game of golf.
He estimates that there are 879 clubs
in England, 769 in the United States,
632 in Scotland, 134 in Ireland, 43
in Wales, and 63 on the Continent,
and, adding some 500 to this number for the rest of the world, arrives
at a total of 3,000. These, counting
grounds, buildings, and preliminary
expenses, are said to represent a permanent investment of eight or ten
million pounds, and it is reported
that few can be run at less than a
thousand pounds a year. With an
average membership of 200 the average subscription of these 600,000
players amounts to nearly two million pounds. Clubs, balls, and outfit
is put down at an average of £4 annually, and fill us the statistician's
final figures are arrived at.
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Mr. F. Jredale sends from Sydney
(N.S.W.), the following list of crick-
eters who, he says, as a result of a
match in December between New
South Wales and Victoria, will form
the All-Australian eleven to visit
England in the spring: M. A. Noble
(N.S.W.), V. TrumperfN.S.W.), J. J.
Kelly (N.S.W.), R. A. Duff (N.S.W.),
A. J. Hopkins (N.S.W.), W. Armstrong {Victoria), Clem Hill (S.A.),
W. Howell (N.S.W.), J. Darling (S.
A.), Syd Gregory (N.S.W.), F. Collings (Vie.), C. E. McLeod (Vic), A,
Cotter (N.S.W.). F. Laver will be
manager, and Waddy or Newland will
be taken as reserve wicket keeper.
The team is a strong one but the ab
sence of the names of such promising
cricketers as McAllister, Claxton and
Jennings will cause surprise in England.   Of the new players, Cotter is
a fast   bowler.
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There was no run of the Victoria
Hunt Club last Saturday, owing to
the bad weather. This Saturday the
meet takes place from Mr. F. B.
Pemberton's residence on Foul Bay
Road. It is hoped that many will
turn ont, as a good gallop is in store
for the riders over the B. C. Cattle
Co.'s land.   The start will take place
at 2:30 p.m.
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At the Savoy theatre on January
26th a 20-round boxing contest will
take place between Collie Hill and
"Kid" Smith, of San Francisco.
Smith is believed to be an excellent match for Victoria's little wonder. Both men will enter the ring
at 122 pounds. The winner will later
take on one Bobby Johnson, another
San Francisco boxer.
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The late James Michael, the Welsh
cyclist, is said to have made $100,000
on the track when there was a boom
in that sport in America, and yet
he died "broke." He took good care
of it till he took to the Turf. His
first loss happened after he bought
a stable to race with in Louisville.
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In the Driard billiard tournament
series on Wednesday Mr. B. J. Perry
showed something like his old time
form, defeating his opponent by 109
points in the game of 300 with a
handicap of 60.
• *   *
In the second round of the Fern-
wod handball tournament, the leaders
are P. K. Winch, four games won
and no defeat; H. Jamieson, two
games played and won; A. Margison
and H. Spengler, one game playjed
and won.
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A British Columbia Collie Club was
organized at a meeting held at the
Hotel Driard on Wednesday. The
officers elected were: President, Mr.
Haggard: secretary, Mr. Mcintosh;
treasurer, Mr. Rosie. These officers,
together with the Rev. E. G. Miller
and Messrs. Hodgson and Wood will
form the committee.
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The second league basketball game
between Victoria West and the Fernwood team on Wednesday resulted in
a victory for Victoria West hy 22
points to 7.
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The Ottawa hockey team retains the
Stanley Cup, the Yukoners having
been defeated on Tuesday night by
23 goals to 2, before a big crowd of
spectators which included the Governor-General.
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During last season 13 players were
killed and 296 wounded in American
football, and State legislation forbidding that sort of "sport" is being
urged in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
and Wisconsin.
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The figure skating championship ot
the world will be decided at Stockholm on February 4th of next year.
Remarkable Story Unfolded Before
the Judicial Committee of the
Privy Council.
The sombre panelled chamber at
the corner of Downing street, where
the Judicial Committee of the Privy
Council hold their meetings, has never
listened to a more romantic story
that that unfolded by Sir Edward
Clarke in the appeal of the United
States of America vs. Gaynor and
Greene, from the Supreme Court of
Messrs. Gaynor and Greene are
two American citizens, and in 1897
were members of the "Atlantic Contracting Company," which was carrying out improvement works in Savannah Harbor under contract with
the United States Government. Between 1899 nnd 1902 criminal proceeding were pending against them
charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States Government
by presenting false claims in connection with the works at Savannah.
Under these circumstances they took
up their residence in Quebec, and
their Government applied for extradition from the Canadian Government.
Extradition warrants were issued
by a Montreal magistrate, though
Montreal and Quebec are in different
judicial districts, and there were extradition commissioners in Quebec
where the two Americans were.
The arrest took place on May 15,
1902. Mr. Gaynor was apprehended
at tbe Hotel Chateau, Frontenac, and
was told that he was to be taken before a local judge. He was pushed
into a cab, and on the cab starting
he called out to a friend whom he
saw in the street that he was kidnapped. The constable put a hand
in front of his mouth and the cab
wns driven to the Richelieu wharf.
Mr. Greene was also taken in the
streets at Quebec, and also taken in
a cab to the wharf. They were both
nushed on board a steam tug, the
Spray, to take them by water from
Quebec to Montreal, so as to prevent
their rescue by writs of habeas corpus issuing from the Quebec courts
pursuing their captors had they taken
them hy land.
The Spray, reputed the fastest boat
on the St. Lawrence, tore down the
river and landed the prisoners at
Montreal early next morning. They
were brought before the magistrate,
on whose extradition warrant they
had been taken in custody.
But meanwhile a Quebec judge had
issued a writ of habeas corpus for
the production of the two captives—
this was done at the instance of the
wife of one of them, Mrs. Gaynor.
This writ was issued on the afternoon
of May 15, when the Spray was still
in Quebec waters. The high constable
of Quebec proceeded at once hy train
to Three Rivers, a town half-way between Quebec and Montreal, and signalled the Spray to stop in the
King's name, hut the Spray paid no
Eventually, however, writs of
habeas corpus were served at Montreal and obeyed, and the two "kidnapped" Americans were brought
back to Quebec. And after a good
deal of legal complications, Mr. Justice Caron ordered the men to be set
free on (1) absence of the date of
the commission of the crime in the
warrant of arrest, (2) absence of an
extraditable offence.
The United States Government appeal from this decision to the Privy
Council. After Sir E. Clarke and Mr.
McMaster, K. C. (of the Canadian
Bar), had addressed the committee on
behalf of the United States Government, the committee adjourned, and
it was announced later that they had
reserved judgment.
Mr. Justice Martin has handed
down a decision in favor of the defendants in one of the suits of Jackson vs. Drake, Jackson & Helmcken.
The question involved was in connection with the settlement of accounts.
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A Frenchman named E. Droissart
committed suicide in Vancouver last
week because after he had built and
furnished a house for the girl he was
engaged to she jilted him.   Droissart
was comparatively wealthy.
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W. Gooding, convicted in the Rev-
elstoke police court on the charge of
obtaining money and goods under
false pretences, has been sentenced to
one year's imprisonment with hard
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John King, alias Clark, one of the
most notorious criminals who has ever
made Seattle and British Columbia a
base of operations, was arrested by
Detectives Freeman and Hubbard of
Seattle in the hallway of the Garfield
Hotel in Tacoma at 6 o'clock last
Saturday evening.   A   quantity   of
stolen jewelry was found in his room.
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Alex A. Walters, alias Cyril Byron
Scott, a young Englishman 24 years
of age, and a deserter from the
Northwest Mounted Police, was sentenced to three years' penal servitude
in the Vancouver police court on
Tuesday last for stealing a quantity
of clothing.
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A young man named E. Dodds was
sentenced on Thursday by Magistrate
Hall to six weeks' imprisonment with
hard labor for stealing a pound of
fish from the West End Grocery.
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The "Monkey" competition this
week deals with Mayor- Barnard's
proposal to take over the Tourist As-
soication and run it under civic control. Readers of The Week ,who take
interest in competitions tire recommended to studv the advertisement
of a local fish firm in this
issue. The prizes are worth winning.
Next week there will be an interesting announcement for the-mothers of
handsome babies.
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Jack Roberts, president of the
Silverton Miners' Union, has been
committed for trial on the charge
of attempting to murder Montague
Davys, manager of a Silverton mine,
on the 17th inst,. by shooting at him
with a revolver. Roberts is a Lancashire man.
If you are in want of a HIGH GRADE SCOTCH WHISKY
Be Sure You Get
Stevenson Macadam, the well known analyst, of London, certifies these whiskies
to be absolutely pure.
Radiger & Janion, General Agents for British Columbia and the Yukon District
To buy a suit of wool underwear
that fits perfectly and known that it
will continue to fit perfectly, no matter how often or how carelessly it is
washed—that is the proposition for
men to consider. We guarantee the
unshrinkable feature—a new suit if
one should ever shrink. Finch &
Finch, 57 Government street.
Feed Excelsior Meal   '£
To your poultry ? Thoroughly ground, of all grains, with poultry spice, making the best egg
powder on the market.   It will double your egg supply.
Sylvester Feed Co., 87=89 Yates St.
CHAS. HAYWARD, Pkmidint.
F. CASELTON, M*na<h*.
We make a specialty of Undertaking and can give the best possible service for the reason that:
We Have Everything Modern both for the Embalming Process and for
General Work.. ■
We Carry a Large and Complete Line of every class of Undertaking
Goods. We have an Experienced Staff, holding diplomas of leading
embalming colleges, and  available day or night.
We Ar* Commended by those who have employed us.
Our Prlcea are always reasonable.
We take the liberty of calling attention to these facts because we recognize that those requiring undertaking services, ought to have the b:st—
This we can give you,
TELEPHONES 48. 305, 404 or 594.
Brewers of
English Ale and Stout
The Highest Grade of Malt and Hops Used n Manufacture
.Manufacturers of.   .
English Ale and Stout and Aerated Waters
•■' .    '■',   Telephone 444      Victoria West, B..C.; [4 k    -
Whitaker's Almanacs, Canadian Almanacs,
Letts' af\d, Canadian,Diaries,
Exceedingly  •^dVanced*' Views Presented by an
Oxford Scholar on Question of Faith.
What may be considered quite the
most sensational letter":' submitted to
any London newspaper for half a
century is the following, which has
created a tremendous outpouring of
opinion from all parts of-the United
Kingdom from men and women of
every degree, and an astonishing revelation of the vast extent or unbelief in the United Kingdom, not
alone amongst the scholars and students, hut also amongst the laboring
classes of the cities and towns and in
the agricultural districts. Thousands
of letters are pouring in upon the
London dailies and one big morning
paper is devoting four columns
a day to publication of these communications. The letter that provoked it is as follows:—
Sir:—The Church Congress begins,
I believe, its annual sessions at Liverpool next week. Doubtless the
learned divines and - devout laymen
who are privileged to address the
meetings will discuss many things-
points of ritual, points of Biblical
interpretation, points of ecclesiastical
discipline, and the like, with which
we are only too familiar from past
experience of such gatherings. The
fatal defect, which mars the value of
the Congress, is that it takes too much
for granted. It starts from a platform which is not universally accepted. It chatters about details, when
the very ground plan is not settled.
The assumption on which it proceeds
is that we all believe, and that we are
all Christians. But do we believe,
and if7so what? Are we Christians?
and if so, in what sense of that ambiguous term? This is the preliminary question, the problem of all problems, which many sensitive and
thoughtful students, who look on the
!\vdrld as'it is, and'contrast it with
the world as the divines complacently
regard it. It is not a pleasant inquiry on which I ask to be allowed
to write; it is a very disturbing and
serious thing. Earnest people cannot
help asking themselves the question
with which I start, and if I occupy a
good deal of your space, my only excuse is that I know of no topic more
transcendently important, nor one
which should be treated with more
reverent earnestness. Scepticism itself is very wistful and sad-eyed now
adays. The last thing in the worla
which agnosticism attempts at the
present time is to be truculent or dogmatic. Science often talks with bated breath. How much more them
should those of us who are neither
sceptics, agnostics, theists, nor scientists walk warily, taking the shoes
off our feet when we come to holy
Do we believe? A definite creed
has both its religious and its technical
aspects; it formulates dogmas and it
teaches morality. On some of the
theological postulates and axioms of
Christianity. I desire to say nothing.
It would ill become me to discuss in
the columns of a daily newspaper the f
ultimate  mysteries which this  Cos- ics are an instance of the faith which
mos and its government suggest and issues in works.    Our   Christianity
involve, or the solutions which the would seem to be a splendid hypoc-
Fathers of the Church have proposed risy.   Again, I ask, do we believe?
to these ultimate problems.   But I What do we believe?
will take  some issues based  on  a Have I   drawn   the   picture   too
broader or commoner ground.    The harshly?   Good Heavens!   Think of
religious   assumption   is   that   this the   millionaire   calling   himself   a
world is not of value or importance Christian in  the face  of the  text,
in or for itself, but solely as a pre- "How hardly shall they that have
paration or, as some would phrase it, riches (or trust in riches) enter into
a state of trial, a probationary sphere the Kingdom of God"!   Think of the
in view of an awful world that is to politician calling himself a Christian
Do we believe that?   Faith is in view of the texts, "Ye cannot serve
not of much use unless it supplies
moi>:,ves for action or settled convictions of thought. Do we act as if
we believed that this world was a
preparation for the next? Is the
prevalent cast of our minds one in
God and mammon," and "Ye shall
not do evil that good may come"!
Think of the sensualist calling himself a Christian confronted by the
text, "Whosoever shall look upon a
woman "!    Think of our smart
which the present is tinged with the leaders 'of society calling them-
mystery of the future? Long ago selves Christians and repeating the
someone remarked that if people real- words "Blessed are ye poor—blessed
lv believed in a Hell they would are ye when men shall hate you and
neither marry nor give in marriage— revile you and persecute you!" I am
they could hardly eat their dinners, not a preacher nor a prophet, al-
That, of course, is an extreme and though I am afraid that my theme
pedantic view; nor is it of much tends to be didactic. I am only an
consequence, for I take it "that hardly observer of life. And I ask, do we
anyone nowadays believes seriously in believe?
b Hell of everlasting torments. But The time has come surely when we
if the world is ruled hy justice which can dare to look things in the face
is to realise itself elsewhere, there and eschew all mealy-mouthed false-
must he some form of future punish- hoods. The ordinary, worldly life is
ment or retribution, just as there a practical sceptieism—when it is not
must be some form of reward and a worship of Baal. I know that there
recomoense. Well, what is our belief are many quiet and religious people
in Heaven? If it means anything, who live simply, who do justice and
it must be a strange reversal of all love mercy, and walk humbly with
our worldly standards—a reversal their God. I know also that there are
where goodness is put above fame, some reverent and serious agnostics
It means the triumph of obscure and who have tried to think out problems
unrecoirnized virtue, the equality of for themselves and have conscient-
all men and women before the Om- ously attained to conclusions mainly
nipotent in which the workman is as negative. But I am not at present
good as his master, the poor slavey concerned with either. I am speak-
the social equal of her mistress. Or ing of the vast majority, the men and
it is a place of piety and rest, where women of the world, of ourselves, in
everything that bored us here, like short, as an average mass. Do we
saying prayers and singing hymns,
becomes an object of interest and
zeal. Do we believe it? Do we act
as if we believed it ? Would we welcome Heaven on these terms? And,
if not, what is our faith in this matter? The very word Faith is strangely baffling. "Credo guia impossibile," ,
said an ardent Church writer. How
can we believe what we do not understand, and even if we did what
would our faith be worth? Faith
without works is dead. Where are
the works which show that we believe
in Heaven and Hell-
believe ?
I am, Sir, faithfully yours,
"Phymar" Writes Some Excellent
-    Tips for the Housekeeper,
Now is the season when hot scones,
muffins, buns, rolls, etc., are much
appreciated. To break the usual run
of these hot breads for afternoon tea,
nai we oeneye j t gingerbread. It is simply delicious
,n xieaven am, neu-ln another world , m& u eas}, made Here j8 „
at all? It is no good to dismiss ttiese,^ that 1 ^ the other day
as old and familiar questions. Have withH t success Thig is called
thev ever been answered? _       : «Trajnin„ Day gingerbread," and is
A religion must necessarily issue  the 0id„fashioned kind of which one
in morality. Whether we take it that
relieion is morals touched with emotion, or morals religion reduced to
practice, in either case there musts be
some tenets or principles of a practical kind to guide us in the difficult
thoroughfares of life. The Sermon
on the Mount is, I suppose, our ethical text-book, just as the life of the
Divine Founder of our religion is the
great exemplar of how we ought to
live.  Now I do not wish to be tedious
reads in books; that was cut into
squares and was sold to the children
on Training Day, and esteemed a
great luxury by those same children
and their elders. Put into a mixing
bowl half a cup of butter, and beat
it to a cream; as the ingredients are
added, one after the other, beat the
batter thoroughly each time, so they
will he well blended in the finished
batter. To the butter, add one cupful
of granulated sugar and one   well-
ate fire, and when the water comes
to a boil the egg will be done. Take
out very carefully with a skimmer,
drain off all the water and place on
a piece of freshly made toast. Serve
as soon as possible.
Here is a dainty dish for luncheon
made of eggs and cheese; it is called
"Eggs a la Suisse." Spread the bottom of a dish with two ounces of
fresh butter; cover this with grated
cheese; break eight whole eggs upon
the cheese without breaking the
yolks; season with red pepper, and
salt if necessary; pour a little cream
on the surface, strew about two
ounces of grated cheese on the top,
and set the eggs in a moderate ove,n
for about a quarter of an hour. Pass
a hot salamander over the top to
brown it, and serve hot.
The oyster season is upon us, and
our hearts arc made glad by the
sight of a dozen Toke Points in the
half shell, or a cocktail made of those
dear little Olympia oysters. Oysters
are considered in season only from
October 1st until the last of March.
During these months one is sure of
getting fresh oysters, and oysters
must be absolutely fresh to be palatable. A good recipe for an oyster
cocktail is to place in a large cocktail glass about a dozen of ice-cold
small Olympia oysters. Then mix
well together one teaspoonful of finely grated horseradish, one-half teaspoonful of salt, one-half teaspoonful
of paperika, one tablespoonful of tomato catsup, one tablespoonful of
lemon juice, and one-half teaspoonful
of tobasco sauce; pour this mixture
over the oysters and mix well together before serving. Scalloped
oysters are delicious, for luncheons,
or late suppers, and can be easily prepared. Butter a small fire-proof baking dish and fill with alternate layers
of bread crumbs and oysters. Season with salt and pepper and bits of
butter. Pour over the dish all the
juice of the oysters and a little milk.
Cover with bread crumbs dotted with
bits of butter, and bake in a hot oven
for about twenty minutes. Serve hot.
Oyster toast is a dainty dish for an
invalid and can be made by putting
over the fire a half teacupfnl of
oyster liquor, skim off all scum which
may arise as soon as it boils, and
then add a half cupful of rich, hot
milk, stir gently and place in the
linuid six large, fine fresh oysters.
Let it boil just one minute. Season
and serve on freshly made crisp, hot
toast, in a deep, hot dish.
in going through a series of points in beaten egg, then one cupful of pure
detail, and therefore I will give only New Orleans molasses (be sure and
sort of tabular form some of get the very best), and one cupful
in " sort or tabular torm some
the salient items which have always
occupied the attention of students
and ordinary readers. The Sermon
on the Mount—illustrated as it is by
Christ's life—contains a series of
ideals.  Here are some:
The ideal pi poverty.
The ideal of humility.
The ideal of   "turning the other
cheek"  (the absence of revenge).
The ideal of self-sacrifice.
The ideal of loving an enemy.
The ideal of innocence.
The   ideal   of   sexual   purity, in
thought, as well as in action.
And here are some of the axioms
of the world's creed:
The ideal of wealth.
The ideal of ostentation, smartness,
The   ideal   of   self-assertion   and
blowing one's own trumpet,
of sour milk, to which one teaspoon
ful of soda has been added and both
stirred until the milk foams and
there are no lumps remaining. Sift
in three cups of pastry-flour and one
tablespoonful of ginger, beat thoroughly, and turn into a shallow baking pan. Bake in a moderate oven,
and when it, is well done, remove
from the oven and spread with n
thick layer of the raw molasses. Return to the oven for a short time till
the coating of the molasses has
"set," then the cake may be cut into
squares and served as soon after as
possible. Fresh eggs are gradually
coming down in price, and it is with
joy we hail these glad tidings. What
is more dainty and appetizing for
breakfast than a nice fresh egg?
Americans are fond of eggs, yet how
seldom does one find a well-cooked
ess in an American household!   The
preparation to an exact science, and have
dozens of different ways of serving
them. Boiled, fried, poached and
scrambled eggs we know; also a nondescript preparation called the ome-
, , ,      ,,     ,    .   let, yet who that has enjoyed the
and ja rake makes the best hospitality of the French will ever
forget the many delightful forms under which this familiar food was
served? The less an egg is cooked
the more easily it is digested. Only
strictly fresh eegs should be poached or boiled. To poach an egg prop-
erlv, pour freshly boiled water into
a flat, broad pan, adding a little salt
nnd a few drops of vinegar. If yon
have no egg-poaching utensil, put a
muffin ring into the water, break an
esrtr carefully into a saucer and slip
it into the ring.   Put over a moder-
The appalling ignorance of some
of the country people in Ontario
is well illustrated by the following
advertisement clipped from the, Leamington News:
To the Eectors of the Township of
Gentlemen,—I have for some years
acted as councillor, and there is yet
a considerable amount of work that
has been commenced under my supervision that I would like to finish.
I have helped guard the interests of
the township well. I am also a standard-bearer for the Lord and should
have the support of all who have
hope through Him. At the same time
you should not forget your one man.
Yours truly,
Stand on the
Post ©ffice
and look up Courtney Street. On the corner, one
block away, you will see an old church building surrounded by maples. On its windows appear the
inscription, "Thos. R. Cusack, Printer," and
within its walls is contained the finest and most complete printing plant in British Columbia. The newest of typesetting machines, fast-running presses and
a well selected variety of the latest types faces, all
in charge of skilled workmen, here make possible
that rarest of combinations, " the best for the least
money."    Telephone 220.
Lard.   Lard.   Lard.
Kettle Rendered—In 3 lb., 5 lb., and 10 lb. Tins.
Your patronage solicited.
B. C. Market Co., Ltd.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway
Week End Excursions
Through Tickets to Alberni. Crofton,   Comox and
Other Points of Interest.
GEO. L. COURTNEY, Traffic Manager
frit,.  jj»„i  „*  *-„ i:«_ —   „n,„-„   e!f« Jn un American nousent
The ideal of trampling on others p      h , d    d ft .
and rising at their expense.
The ideal of personal enjoyment,
fttelflshness, refined or coarse.
The ideal of compromise (the politician's ideal).
The ideal of "sowing one's wild
husband," etc.
The ideal of fashionable impurity.
Which of these two creeds do we
believe? They are absolutely antithetical nnd contradictory. We cannot believe both. It would seem
judging by the world ns we find it,
and see it every dav before our eyes
in every great capital, that we act
on the second creed and murmur with
our lips the first. The Christmas ethics are a vivid example of the "credo
quia impossibile."   The worldly eth-
Should We Speak About Religion?
M.Adrian Ross, in The Tatler, deplores the success of the Daily Telegraph's correspondence on the question "Do we believe?" The most
disheartening point about it, he
thinks, is the readiness of so many
persons to state their belief for the
benefit of anybody who has a spare
copper and the patience to wade
through a page of letters. "Real religious belief of the kind that sustains a man's soul is like the love
of a true lover or the inspiration of
a true poet. He does not care to
talk freely about it, partly because
he is unable to express it in mere
words, partly because to do so would
be a desecration. The old heathen
libel upon Jews and Christians is
true in the case of these babblers;
when their holy of holies is unveiled there is in it an ass that brays."
If   you   have   beauty,
We   can   take   it;
If   you   have   none,
We   can   make   it.
Savannah, Photo Studio, Fort St.
For pure and wholesome sweetmeats, for delicious English toffees
and fine chocolates, von cannot beat
W. R. HARTLEY, dandy Manufacturer, 74 Yates street. The most reliable candy maker in town.
said the Monkey when Mayor Barnard proposed to take
over the Tourist Association for the city.
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Contributors are reminded that
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All contributions intended for publication should be addressed to the
Editor, and all business letters to the
newly settled districts of the West
than in the old States, and the justice and wisdom of that policy have
been amply demonstrated.
In order to escape the difficulty of
choosing between Victoria and New
Westminster for this year's exhibition, it seems that the Dominion
Government has decided not to have
an exhibition at all. This is a severe
disappointment to the people of the
Royal City, who had counted on having the big show at Queen's Park
this year. It may now he hinted
without giving offense to Victorians
that Victoria never had a very good,
chalice against New Westminster for
the exhibition, and when Mr. Kennedy, contrary to expectation, achieved success in the recent elections,
New Westminster people were satis-
lied that the big show would come
their way. The decision of the Government—if it really amounts to a
final decision—is to be regretted and
affords another instance of the sidetracking of the interests of British
The announcement is made that the
police will now enforce the Sunday
closing by-law, so that saloons will
have to close down at 11 o'clock on
Saturday night and remain closed until Monday morning. The custom of
late has been for saloons to close
nominally—that is to say, the front
doors were closed, hut persons requiring liquid refreshment were able
to obtain admittance at the side entrances. The action of the police
probably is due to new influence in
the city council. While most people
will hold that existing laws should
be enforced, it is generally admitted
that so far as the convenience of the
public and the maintenance of quiet
and orderliness in the city on Sundays is concerned, there has been no
cause for complaint.
A Trust to Bust.
If Canadian newspapers want to
do a little trust bursting they can
turn quick firing guns on the paper
trust and force the government to
.take action and stop the hold-up demands of this Canadian get-rich-
quick concern.—Fort Steele Prospector.
• *   *
A Sporting Proposition.
There was more betting in the late
municipal contest in Nelson than at
any former election in British Columbia.—Nelson Economist.
• •   •
Influence of the Dollar.
Politics in Canada are largely a
matter of how it touches the purse.
In B. C. the good grits are clamoring
for protection on lumber, while in
Manitoba equally as good Grits are
praying that such a thing shall not
come about.    The dollar is a great
force in politics.—Fernie Ledge,.
• •   *
Colonial Remonstrances.
The adventurous Briton goes out
and spreads the Empire and builds
up new cities. For doing this he is
punished by the loss of his franchise
as an elector of the Imperial Parliament, which runs the Empire; he he-
comes a "mere colonist;" he is described by the bootiraker or ploughman or cheesemonger wno stayed behind and drowsed along in the old
rut as "Our Colonial possessions."—
Sydney (N. S. W.) Bulletin.
• •   •
Something in a Name.
After all the real reason why the
Medical Council put the knife intc
Dr. Vereetbrugghen may have been
on account of his name. Hardly anybody in Kamloops can speak the name
without breaking down and calling
for beer.—Fernie Ledge.
"The Dumb Inarticu=
late Cry of Pagan
The future of the Victoria   and
Sidney railway is a subject of considerable importance    to Victorians.
The construction of the New Westminster bridge changed the plans of
the Great Northern railway considerably, enabling the company to run
right  into Vancouver and establish
terminals there, which reduced   the
■'iilue of the    Victoria    connection..
Vith the prospective construction of
he Grand Trunk Pacific thc   Great
Northern  Company  will  hasten  the
irojeet of extending the line North
rom Vancouver, and in the mean-
ime the passenger ferry service between Sidney and Port Guichon has
been   discontinued.     This may   be
partly, though it is not wholly, due
to the refusal of the city council to
pay the bonus of $15,000 a year to
the  company,  but  with  the  "pros
and cons" of the council's action, we
are not immediately concerned.   The
fact is that the Great Northern   at
present apparently entertains no very
serious intentions towards   Victoria,
and the future of the little road up
the Saanich peninsula is most uncertain.   The value of this road to Victoria merchants is considerable.   It
is the route of the greater part of
the trade with the islands of the gulf,
and this trade runs to a high figure
in the course of the year.
It "therefore behooves citizens to
take some note of the negotiations
now being coducted by Mr. Hendry
with the city council. If the Great
Northern Company desires to part
with the little railroad, either the government or the city council might
take it over, and run it for the benefit of the settlers in Saanich and the
Gulf islands. It would provide, at
least, an inexpensive method of testing the advantages of public or municipal ownership and might develop
into a comparatively important route
of trade and travel.
The political situation in Russia
becomes more and more serious. News
of revolutionary rioting and even of
a coup d'etat resulting in the removal of the reactionaries among
the Czar's advisers would not come
as a surprise to those who have followed the development of the social-
democratic movement in Russia. The
Czar apparently has neither the
strength of will nor the ability to inaugurate anv real reforms in the
government of his country, and the
hopelessness of the Russian cause in
the Far East must greatly weaken
the prestige of the sovereign and his
ministers. All things considered, the
Russian revolutionists never had fairer prospects of success than they
have today.
Quite a number of people are writing to the papers on the subject of
the qualifications that should be possessed by the librarian of the Carnegie library. Tliere are likely to he
plenty of candidates for the position, as the salary, $75 per month, is
fairly high as salaries for such posts
go. The authorities no doubt will
have good material to choose from
and should be competent to make a
wise selection. There are three qualifications the librarian should possess
in anv event, namely, a good education, knowledge of books and energy.
The Colonist has done good service
to the province by its exposition of
the claims of British Columbia to
better terms from the Dominion. It
is generally admitted that British
Columbia is entitled to more generous treatment, and the question is
one in which e-vftry man and woman
in the province is directly interested.
It is not a party question and hardly can become so unless the Liberal
party continue to ignore the claim.
The policy of the Federal Government should be to encourage the development of the outlying portions of
the Dominion and not to take money
from the thinly populated parts of
the country to spend in the old settlements. There is a marked contrast in that respect between the policy of the Government of the United
States and that of Canada. In the
United States the expenditure of
Government money is much larger in
proportion to    population    in    the
Oh, These Journalists!
That versatile freak, who has for
the past few months sat in the editorial chair in the News-Gazette office, is to try an entirely new stunt.
It will he remembered that the above
gentleman occupied the police magistrate's chair in Grand Forks for
several years, until the exigencies of
the case demanded that he should
change seats. Then he went into
the newspaper business, presumably
to get even with the people who had
been given some pretty firece rulings
bv him. Now he' is apparently in hot
water again, and proposes to cool off
by going into the ice-cutting business as a side line, in opposition to
standard dealers, furnishing consumers at bargain prices and agreeing to
take half the amount in trade, from
a bottle of beer to a bushel of spuds.
—Grand Forks Sun.
•   •   •
The Fishery Question.
The cannerymen who dominate the
B. C. Packers' Association—a foreign
corporation, by the way, evading Canadian law by incorporation in New
Jersey although its operations were
to be in the Dominion—must not be
allowed to include the fishermen of
the Fraser amongst the victims of
their rapacity.—New Westminster Columbian.
To the Editor.
Sir:    Victorians of the old  type
are wont to pride themselves on the
air of antiquity that pervades their
city.   They rejoice that it is as conservative as an English village and
the same spirit seems to exist on our
City Council.   It is applied to every
department of our city service with
the exception perhaps of education,
and there it is well up with the times
in   the  matter  of  spending money.
The feature I wish to call attention
to is the man, not behind, but with
the broom  and    scraper,  after  the
manner of what one sees on the stage
as represented in old English plays.
To employ men scraping thick mud
off our streets is like employing children in making mud pies and I notice that the men seem to take the
same  delight in doing it and have
ample time for rest by the roadside.
In these days the most backward
city  in  Europe  has  discovered  the
utility  of  the  horse scraper 'which
would, if applied to our streets at
the present time prove both effective
and economic.   One does not wish to
destroy the honest day's work and
pay of the workers or their pleasure
in making mudpies at $2 a day, hut
a stranger coming to our city would
be sufficiently enlightened and would
not miss the "air of antiquity" if he
did see a horse scraper at work.   He
would see the need of it, when he
saw his hoots, and would excuse a
little advance in the line of progress
in the shape of clean roads.   Fearing I am intruding on antique custom in the matter of space in your
Grnndershim, a German village,
some time since was en fete. The occasion was the honoring of a hen
which had laid its thousandth egg.
Many of the houses were decorated
with flags while in the evening the
proprietor of the hen entertained his
friends to supper, at which the principal dish was a gigantic omelet. The
function was a splendid success, and
the health of the hen was drunk with
great enthusiasm.
The death rate from accidents in
coal mines and quarries is greater in
the United States than any other
country. The rate per 100 persons is
3.25 in United States; 1,93 per 1,000
persons in Germany; 1.24 in England
and but 1.09 in France.
Among the various handsome calendars that have reached the offices
of Thc Week, the neat bronze-colored
catalogue issued by the Times P. &
P. Company is worthy of special
mention. That issued by the B. C.
Permanent Loan and Savings Company, with a colored illustration of
the famous loop on the C.P.R. near
Glacier, B.C., also is a useful and
effective piece of work.
Archdeacon Sinclair's Reply |to
Marie Corelli.'
For several years I have had the
pleasure of being acquainted with
Miss Marie Corelli, and one of the
interests of my visits to friends in
Warwickshire has been the probability of listening to her brilliant and
animated conversation. I have been
her guest at Stratford, and we have
had discussions on many subjects. I
was sure, therefore, when she wrote
on the spiritual destitution of London that she would have something
helpful and useful to say. The clergy
are anxious to see themselves as
others see them, and to obtain light
and leading in their overwhelming
I was addressing the clergy of my
Archdeaconry   in   the   annual
"Charge" at my Visitation, and was
endeavoring to urge them to greater
efforts than ever to overcome    the
spiritual dearth which has long been
obvious to most of us, and which has
been brought forward lately in a telling manner by Mr. Charles Booth, the
statistician, and by the census of the
Daily News.    It is difficult for reports to be accurate; but I did not
say "London is a pagan city."   I
was quoting some pathetic words in
the Book of Jonah:   " 'What meanest thou, O sleeper?   Arise and call
unon thv God, if so be that God will
think upon us, and that we perish
not!'    That is the dumb, inarticulate cry of pagan London today, to
the Bishop of London's Fund, to the
Diocesan authorities,   to ourselves."
Hepworth Dixon used to write books
on different aspects of London:   "Orthodox London," "Unorthodox .London," "Heterodox.London," and the
like.   In that way I spoke of "pagan
London," not for a moment meaning
th-' all London was pagan, but describing that aspect of London which
is presented by those who are indifferent to Christianity;    just as   I
should speak   of   "charitable London" when dealing with all the great
works of Christian   benevolence, or
"fashionable London," when dealing
with the life of the West End, or
"pauper London," when touching on
questions of the Poor Law.   I don't
think the rihrase is offensive: pagans
may have many virtues   and excellences; but I was speaking from the
Christian point of view to Christian
ministers, and using the word as a
reproach rather to ourselves, and as
a motive for such better efforts as
Miss Corelli so well describes.
It must also ''- remembered that I
was speaking strictly of London, and
not of the country; and of the diocese of London, with which I have
an intimate acquaintance of nearly
thirty years. The Diocese of London
is London north of the Thames: exactly the county of Middlesex. My
friend, Canon Allen Edwards, was
speaking of the Diocese of Rochester,
which includes London south of the
Thames, about which, of course, he
has a right to express an opinion.
Anion"' the 20,000 clergy of tlie
Church of England there are, no
doubt, some who are a hindrance to
the work of Christianity; but, certainly, jt would be difficult to lincl a
more earnest, devoted, self-sacrificing,
zealous, sincere and hard-working set
of men than the vast majority of the
London clergy. Take the names of
the Rural Deaneries and districts,
Bethnal Green, Finsbury, Hackney,
Holborn, Islington, Poplar, Shore-
ditch, Stepney, Whitechapel, Spital-
fields, Hoxton, Haggerston, and the
like: who would elect to live in such
places, except for the love of the
work itself? There are some 550 benefices in this diocese, from which we
may subtract the 50 city churches,
as thev are quite exceptional and by
themselves. These 500 benefices represent something like 1,200 clergy,
and I would cite the evidence of Mr.
Charles Booth, that most careful and
judicious of investigators, to know
whether they nre not, in different
ways, from different standpoints, and
with very different abilities, devoting themselves heart and soul to the
welfare of their people, both spiritual
and temporal. Bishop Temple could
never speak of the work of the London clersry. often so humble, obscure,
nnd without hope of earthly reward,
without tears in his eyes.
I really do not think that we can
find among the London clergy the terrible ecclesiastics who do not believe
one word of the creed they profess.
Broad Churchmen we have, and men
from whom I profoundly differ; but
I believe that they hold their interpretation of the creed to be the true
one.   Canon Henson has been preaching and writing in, a   broad A sense
lately; but, then, his church is one of
the full ones.   Nor do I find it easy
to realize among the   hard-working
London clergy the men who preach to^
others what they do not try to* practice : nor the vicious   and   worldly J
clerical bon vivants.   No doubt they 1
exist somewhere; but in London men
are too busy and too poor.   The stipends for the most part are very
small, the meals meagre, the fasting
(one might say, it is almost proverbial that you very rarely   meet   a
clergyman at a London dinner party)
necessary and perpetual.   With re-'
gard to simplicity and moderation in
services VI am wholly at one with my
friend, Miss Corelli.   In my charge
I   quoted   Mr. Booth on   this very
point: in the concluding volume of
his monumental work, in speaking, of
churches as an essentially   central,
moderate, and parochial character, he '
says:   "In these nothing extreme is j
admitted; attraction on the one side
is never carried so far as to become
repulsion on the other; and in seeking to meet the wishes    of    most,
while, if possible, excluding   none,
these parishes are the best representatives of our much-loved
National Church.   They hold a cen- .
tral position, and include the largest J
organizations and the most enlightened administration."
My friend uses   some   admirable
words as an ideal   for the clergy:
"They are chosen out and solemnly-
ordained to be the friends, lovers and
guides of humanity."   Such an ideal'
the London clergy constantly have in
view.   They are untiring in discussing the best methods of work in their i
Ruridecanal   Conferences, the   Diocesan Conference, and every   other
meeting.   They labour night and day
for the good of the people.   The point
of my charge was that as the results v.
are full of encouragement where the I
staff is adequate and the provision of
means sufficient, it is deplorable that
in so many parishes the staff is ut-^
terly inadequate, and the availably
resources far too small.
May I add a word in explanation^
of my simile of the colored lamps (Ii
did not use the expression "fairyJ
lamps"). It was to illustrate the'
fact that, even if our churches were |
all full, yet, as they only hold from (
500 to 1,000 or so each, they would
leave a great majority outside unpro-'
vided for in such parishes as those)
136 which I mentioned as having populations varying from 9,000 to 30,000.
I am truly glad that Canon Allen \
Edwards, Miss Corelli, several news-'
papers and others are interested in (
this question, and I trust that further i
investigation and knowledge of the j
facts will enable the activities of the i
London clergy of all denominations to \
be greatly enlarged and invigorated.
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup,*
Pickles and Sauce are condiments';
that should be in every house. Pricei
and quality second to none.
Just Received
A large consignment of
( Extra fine quality.
Ask for Price Lists.
Johnston's Seed Store
Citj Market.        •'    *
Mesdames Dickinson & Simpson will!
resume their dancing classes Saturday,'
Oct. ist, Assembly Hall, Fort St.
Monday afternoon, children's fancy]
dances, 3.30 to s p.m.
Monday evening, beginners classes.
Tuesday evening, Cotillon club. .
Thursday, Social Night, 8.30to 11 p.m.l
Friday afternoon, children's private!
class. "
Saturday afternoon, general class 2.15.,
Private Lessons Given.
Ladysmith and Mafeking are in no
danger of losing glory by comparison
with the siege of Port Arthur, the
surrender of which appears to have
been  unnecessary.
• »   *
History affords few parallels t'o the
pitiable case of Russia at the present time. Her armies have been
'defeated times out of number; her
navy has been destroyed, and the
remnant is the laughing stock of the
world; her internal politics appal;
J,he revelations of the conditions of
her lower classes are saddening be-
pond expression; the weakness of
her ruler and his masters, the grand
dukes, is only too apparent; while
the probability of a tremendous upheaval of all the elements of disorder and destruction is extreme.
•   »   » 	
When the inner history of the war
comes to be written, the weakness of
Russia and the prowess of Japan
will be still more apparent than they
are now, even with the records all
in favor of the Island Empire. The
story of what took place behind the
scenes at Port Arthur will be the
greatest sensation of modern history. ., ju
• •   a
Let us commend the following nippy comment from Hosmer Whitfield 'i
article, "Why Japan Must Win," in
the January number of the Success
magazine, to the attention of the
readers of war telegrams.
"The newspaper accounts that I
have seen have, in many cases, been
frightfully inaccurate, especially as
to the number of men engaged in the
various battles, and those killed."
• •   •
What the Cossacks were going to
. do to the Japanese was the theme of
many sapient writers before this war
and at its opening up to the time the
Cossacks had received their introduction to real fighting men. What the
Japanese did to the Cossacks let
history record. Those boastful braggarts from the Russian back country
made a wretchedly poor showing
against the Japanese linesmen in action, being beaten in almost every
engagement, and glad   to flee   the
• •   •
General Kuropatkin seems to have
his hands tied, and to be the victim
of particularly senseless orders from
St. Petersburg. Were he a hero of
the first class he would do as Napoleon did when Barras handed over to
him the command of the troops to
deal with the sectionaries—he simply
put aside all considerations except
his military duty, and executed that
in military fashion. Or as Nelson
did when he entered the Mediterranean in pursuit of the French fleet
which he finally entrapped and destroyed at Aboukir Bay—severed
communication with the admiralty
for the time being, and then emerged
with a glorious victory to record. If
Kuropatkin were to take a bold stand
now and appeal to the armies under
his control, the destinies of Russia
would be in his hands. It is difficult
to argue with a man who has half a
million trained soldiers at his back
devoted to him.
• •   a
In the light of even the imperfect
and distorted information that has
filtered through from the seat of war,
one cannot, when viewing the great
game at its present stage, dismiss
the conviction that Japan has at last
freed the, field of every obstacle but
one (Kuropatkin's ill-organized, disheartened and, it is rumored, poorly
supplied armies, around Mukden),
thnt stood in the way of bringing
Russia to her knees. It is very hard
to believe now that Japan will be
unable early in the opening of the
spring campaign to deal another
staggering blow to the military forces
of Russia in Northern Manchuria, and
so settle resistance to her victorious
arms. Another defeat for Kuropatkin means a debacle similar to that
which took place after the Prussians
won at Sedan. All the. elements of
a vast national disaster are confronting Russia, and thc prime element is
the discontent of soldiery and people. Only a brilliant and decisive
victory for Kuropatkin can avert the
impending nntional cntastrophe. Few
students of the present war would be
willing to wager so much as a straw
on the chances of Russian victory.
• •   •
Pierre Loti has been gravely
compared with Goethe for his power
of description of Oriental scenes.
His work has been set side by side
with the great German's "Westost-
lichen Divnn," and critics with reputations to lose have tried to persuade their own admirers that the
work of Loti is fairly comparable
with that marvellous   and gorgeous
piece of imagery in which the towering genius of Goethe finds expression so full and free. All this sort
of summer madness is best summed
up in a little anecdote about the
Baroness Hayashi, the charming wife
of the Japanese minister to Great
Britain. At a very grand dinner
party in London not long ago, a famous French author and traveller came
in late, and soon he had the whole
table silent, spell-bound, with the
brilliant flow of his talk descriptive
of Japan. He told how the people
lived, what they thought, what they
ate, and why, how they bathed, called, worshipped and enjoyed themselves. Then the Frenchman went
away, and as the diners sat silent,
still under the spell, a young man remarked in an awed tone:
"What a wonderful man! He
seems to know something about
"Except Japan!" quietly said   the
Baroness Hayashi.
•   *   •
Every thoughtful student of the
war must have been struck by one
remarkable thing1—the initiative of
the Japanese. They have dealt their
blows far and near with extraordinary precision and effect, never waiting to be atttacked, going at the foe
without hesitation, without fear, regardless of difficulties, seeking excuses nowhere. It is a splendid lesson for man and nation, a carrying
out of the old adage: "If you have
anything to do, the best time to do
it is now."
'Babette" Sees Various Attractive
Articles of Apparel—The Morning Gown Question.
Dear Madge:
I am so glad you found my last
letter interesting. I thought you
would be keen to hear about our wonderful winter sales. So you intend
investing in an evening frock. How
extravagant of you! I thought you
had quite enough already. My advice
ou the subject (since you beg me to
give it) is to have your new frock
made up of that pretty pompadour
silk that has become so fashionable
of late. Really it is not too expensive, and I saw it the other day in a
number of pretty shades at one of
our large department stores. I
should suggest a pretty shade of pale
pink, the skirt might be made pleated and trimmed with full frills, edged with ruchings of pink chiffon,
the same shade. This style of skirt is
very becoming to a tall, slight person like yourself. Make the bodice
with large, full sleeves and frills to
correspond with the skirt. A broad,
well-honed girdle of pink velvet,
would be a dainty finish to this costume. —«. *■'*> .
0 dear! what a time I have had
hunting for good cashmere stockings.
Tell me, why is it that pretty stockings are always so hard to And? It
was not until after tramping wearily
from one store to another that I happened on the object of my desire, in
the shape of fine black cashmere
stockings. And really, Madge, I was
repaid for the trouble, for these
stockings are simply lovely. They
are embroidered up the instep and
ankles, in the dearest little "fleur-
de-lis," one pair in white, another in
red, and another in pale blue, quite
the neatest I hnve seen in the hosiery line for some time. I only paid
$1.00 a pair. I was so delighted nt
my good luck that I walked nbout the
shop examining everything, even the
children's department. Here, by Uie
way, I saw some boys' sailor suits,
just the thing for your "little Willie:" they were made of strong dark
blue navy serge, with broad white
and blue denim collars, and marked
only $1.50 a suit. There were also
boys' and girls' sailor hats in abun-
dnnce and in all sizes for 25 cents
each. Here the ribbon counter was
literally besieged, and I fairly gasped with delight when I beheld at n
short distance some broad silk ribbon
in just the shade of pink I wanted
for only 10 cents a yard. Verily.
Monday is my lucky day. 1 think I
will always shop on a Monday after
this. There were numerous other
kinds of silk ribbons to be had for
the same price, some flowered nnd
some striped, in nil colors and widths.
It was while gazing nt these bargains
that a bright idea struck me, which
I promptly commit to writing for
your benefit.
Do you know. Madge, that these
flowered silk ribbons would make the
daintiest frills for colored silk petticoats? Think of thc trouble one
could be saved in making silk petticoats! You know what a tiresome
occupation cutting and hemming narrow strips of silk for frilling is!
Well, why not use this ribbon?   It
would be much cheaper than cutting
up the silk and certainly twice as
pretty. There are great reductions
in embroidery laces; if you wish to
purchase anything in this line, for
your summer lingerie, now is the
time to invest. One window in a
large department sture in town is
simply filled with all kinds of embroidery at extraordinarily low prices.
I picked up a pretty bit the other
day—four yards of quite good edging
for only 20 cents. Morning wrappers, bath robes and kimonos, to say
nothing of pretty tea gowns, are
greatly reduced in prices. I gazed
long and lovingly at a dainty creation in very pale blue crepe de chine,
with frills of billowy cream lace.
Really, Madge, it was a dream of a
gown, and I pictured myself in my
blue drawing-room, daintily serving
tea, on my day at home, to numerous
envious old cats, uncomfortable at
the sight of me gracefully gliding
about in my triumph. But alas! I
was suddenly awakened from my reverie by the suave voice of the saleswoman: "Did j'ou say this one, ma-
dame?" Thereupon I saw my treasure seized and carried off and exhibited to the wealthy wife of a naval
man, who, after very little hesitation,
purchased it. I overheard the price
she paid for it, $35; originally, it was
marked $50. Of course, I could not
afford that.
I suppose the kimonos and breakfast jackets are more "fetching"
than ever, Madge, and there is no
reason now why one should not look
"chic" at breakfast as well as at
dinner time. These pretty confections can be had in almost any shade,
and are mostly made up of nun's
veiling, flannelette, cashmere, or
silk, some trimmed with lace, while
others are only faced with bands of
colored silk. The prices, of course,
vary, but I noticed a few very pretty
and serviceable ones for $2.50 and
Now, au revoir. I will write anon
of other things.
Interesting Lecture on the Subject of
Temporal Power by the Rev.
Dr. Yates.
The Rev. Dr. Yates, late of London, England, at present a guest of
the Most Rev. Archbishop Orth, delivered a most interesting lecture on
Sunday evening last in the Institute
Hall on View street. The subject of
his discourse, "The Church and
State," was handled by the clever
speaker in a masterly fashion. The
speaker said that it cannot be questioned that the theme of "Church and
State" is of the gravest character,
and worthy of the attention of all
thinking men. It is a question which
has extended itself over the whole of
Christendom for the last 1400 years,
and lies at the root of modern statesmanship. Mistaken views on this
subject have caused tears and blood
to flow in mingled torrents, in the
past. The Rev. Dr. Yates went on
to say that all communions are influenced by this question of "Church
aud Civil Power," the doctrine being maintained with more determination in Russia than even in Italy.
It finds more numerous, more able
advocates, in England than in any
part of Catholic Europe. In the
Protestant states of Europe it is
cherished with as unrelenting a tenacity as it ever was by any Catholic
government. To this there is but one
exception, among civilized governments, that is the United States of
America. The constitution of the
United States is in this respect
unique among all other instruments
of government, for it declares "Congress shall make no law respecting
the establishment of religion, or prohibiting thc free exercise thereof."
In order to arrive at an intelligent
understanding of whnt this union of
Church nnd State is, it is necessary,
first, to understand the nature nnd
origin of each separately. From
whence does any ruler, whether King
or President, derive his or her power
to rule ? Those who rule the state
can be, and in certain cases are, selected by the people; but by this selection, tlie right or power of governing is not conferred. The person
who is to exercise it is named, but
no authority conferred. All power
comes from God. To say that Civil
power springs from the people is,
said the lecturer, an heretical proposition. Civil power is not from the
people in the ultimate, neither immediately. It does not flow from
God through them. But it issues direct from God. Thc individual may
be chosen by the people, but the
thing itself is from Him. This is the
"Divine Right" of kings, but it is
also the divine riirht of consuls and
presidents. Their power is broad,
based upon the will of God, and not
as Tennyson sang, "Upon their people's will."
Apparition of Woman in a Brighton
House Seen by Several People.
From Brighton, England, comes a
story of a haunted house where a
ghost has been seen.
Brighton's ghost has selected an
ordinary two-storied house in a very
ordinary street as its residence. For
obvious reasons the names of those
who claim to be able to substantiate
every detail given below are not given and in the interests of th© landlord the name of the street also is
A middle-aged lady, who formerly
occupied the house, says that one
Sunday evening she was startled to
see standing by the piano in the
drawing room the figure of a woman.
There was an awful look on the face,
but the apparition vanished before
the terror-tricken occupier could
gather any further detail.
A gentleman well known in Brighton lived in the house with his wife
and children for fifteen months. Stur-
dv and muscular, with a partiality
tor mountain-climbing as a pastime,
this gentleman who was seen by a
press representative, is certainly not
the kind    of man  to suffer   from
He said that he had not seen the
ghost, but a very curious thing happened in the corner of the drawing-
room whiere the figure is said to have
"We had our piano there," he
said, "and over it hung a guitar. One
night, just as I had got into bed, the
guitar suddenly sounded three notes
in quick succession.
Played on the   Guitar.
"I exclaimed, 'Whatever is that?'
and my wife and I walked up to the
instrument and looked at it. It was
hanging on the wall as usual, but as
we looked at it it gave out the same
three notes again, and then a third
time. We took the guitar down, and
saw that it had not 'run down' in
any way. We could find nothing
whatever to account for the sounds."
"These were the notes," said his
wife, who was standing by, "a minor
chord"; and she played on the piano
the notes A, C E. "On more than
one occasion after that," she added,
"I heard notes sounded on the piano
by an invisible hand."
A barrister, now living in a fashionable part of Brighton, says that
some time ago he and two friends decided to sleep in the house nnd investigate. He took with him a revolver and a terrier.
"During the night," he says, "my
dog became strangely agitated, and
suddenly I heard my friends, who
were in another room, cry out, 'Fof
Heavens' sake, come here at once.
"I ran down, and in the room I
saw, ns clearly as I see you now, a
woman crossing the floor'. I looked
straight at her, and I can tell you
that I shall never forget the sight of
her face. Its look of agony was
awful. She walked up to the wall,
and then vanished. We nil three of
us felt that we had seen enough for
that night, and came out at once.
It had a great effect upon our
It is said that some yenrs ngo a
young woman, driven mad hy the
cruelty of a mnn, hanged herself in a
bedroom of the house.
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are careful about their headgear. The
shape and appenrnnce of the hat a
man wears makes n lot of difference
in his looks. In this store we aim to
fit yon to n hat which suits yon in
even- particular. Finch & Finch, 57
Government street.
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W. H.  Finlayson
Real Estate and Insurance Agent.
76* Oovernment Street
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2 p.m., MONDAY, JANUARY 23rd.
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Pictures; Rockers; Bric-a-Brac;
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Bedding; Books; Lace Curtains; Good
Cook Stove with reservoir; Oilcloth;
Singer Sewing Machine; Portieres;
Small Cook Stove, and Open Grate
Stove; Scales; Wringer; Flat-Irons;
Wheelbarrow; Cutch; Fish Lines and
Tackle; 2 Meat Safes; Garden Tools;
Axes; Hammers and Wedges, ete.
Terms cash.
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86 Yates Street
The Taylor Mill Co.,
All kinds of Building Material,
210 Government St. Victoria, B.C.
Ladies Hats Artistically Trimmed and
made up, customers furnishing their
own trimmings. Panama hats re-blocked and cleaned.
6sVa Fort street
Hotel Davies
Our Rooms aie the most central, tbe
best furnished and most comfortable in
the city.
Tbe famous Poodle Dog Restaurant in
the building.  Cuisine unexcelled.
Independent Poreitcra.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets in No. 1 Hall
A. O. U. W., ist and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p. m,
Thos. Le Measeurler, Fin. Sec., Garbally Rd.
R. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec., iqi Chatham Steett.
Fraternal Order af Baalea.
Victoria' Aerie No. is P. 0. E. meets every
Wednesday evening in Eagle Hall, Adelphl
Block, at 8:30 p. 111. Sojouru ug brothers made
welcome. Joseph Wacbter, vv, "resident; Frank
LeRov w. Secretary.
Northern  Light. No.  S93S.
n. e. p.
Meets at. .and 4th Wednesday in each month
in K. of P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting member,
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. F. Fullerton
Knlahtelof Pythlaa.
Far West Lodge No. 1 meets at their Hall, car
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday at I
p.m.   Sojourning brothers are always welcome.
J.H. Penketh, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. of R.fc 1.
Box S44.
Javcalla Undent Order of Forester*
Court No. 1 meets Urst Tuesday In each moatk
at K. of P. Hall. Adult Foresters are always
welcome. S. L. Redgrave, President; E. A.
Lake*, Secretary.
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1       Social News and   Gossip
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Masquerade Ball Given by the Odd
Fellows   &   Most   Successful
Function—Some of the
On Thursday evening last a mas-
rrade ball took place in the A. 0.
W. Hall. It was under the auspices of the Independent Order of
Odd Fellows, and a joint committee
Was formed from three lodges. From
No. 1 Lodge, Messrs. T. M. Brayshaw, Hubbard, and Livingstone; No.
2 Lodge, Messrs. A. Henderson, P.
W. Dempster, and S. Reid; No. 4
Lodge, Messrs. James Bell, W. H.
Cullin and Thomas Booz. The eater-
erg W,ere Messrs. A. Bellenger and J.
Smith. The ladjes of the Colfaix
Rebekah No. 1 Lodge, also assisted,
those on the committee being Mrs. P.
W. Dempster, Mrs. Walker, and Mrs.
J. Grant.
These ladies and gentlemen are to
be congratulated on the success of the
affair. To arrange a ball of this
kind and to meet with such success,
means a lot of hard work for the
The hall was elaborately decorated with hangings of bright flags and
evergreens, and the galleries were
crowded with spectators. The music
supplied by Mr. E. Fawcett, violinist, and Miss Heater, pianist, was
beyond reproach. Miss Collis also
assisted by playing a number of
extras in good style at supper time.
About 300 masked merry makers
gathered to «injoy themselves, and
quaint and original were the costumes. Here we saw a picturesque
wild Indian chief dancing with a
stately Queen; there "Nervy Nat*'
from tlie countr' paying court to a
dainty lady of the early Victorian
period; a wierd tall, white ghost
gliding gracefully in two-step with a
Red Cross nurse; Mephistopheles fascinating a pretty little girl chorister;
"Weary Willie" in rags with a gay
"     ' m
as a "Honolulu lady"; Miss Blake
was a Spanish girl; Miss Henderson,
"Martha Washington" in powder
and patches; Mr. Grant, a black
domino; Miss Cullin, a sailor girl;
Mr. W. A. Ward, gentleman of the
court; Miss B. Snider, as a fetching
little Jap; Mr. Smith, a policeman;
Mr. W. Wriglesworth as "Weary
Willie"; Mr. J, S. Randolph, a gentleman of France; Mrs. Cullin, a Red
Cross nurse; Mr. Speed as blue domino, and Corporal Woods, R.E., as a
fencing girl; a dark eyed Spanisi
lady casting side glances at a big
fat Dutchman; a dainty Jap and a
gay gentleman of the court; besides
baseball players, Puritan maids, Irishmen, sailors, forresters, gipsies,
babies kings, cooks, shepherdesses,
coons, Scotchmen, gentlemen of
France, sailor girls, tambourine girls,
Santa Clans, Irish ladies, flower girls,
a black cat, Grecian ladies, etc., etc.
During the evening refreshing
drinks were provided for the dancers, and about midnight a splendid
supper was served. The decorations
in the supper room were most artistic
and effective. The walls were hung
with flags, evergreens and draperies,
while on the tables were arranged
numbers of colored lights; large
bunches of red and white roses and
delicate sprays of green. Shortly
before midnight, the dancers were
requested to unmask and for the ensuing five minutes there certainly
was a "sound of revelry by the
night." Afterwards the dancing
went gaily on till early morn.
Among the best costumes noticed
were the following:   Mrs. Maynard,
lady of the early Victorian period;
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Hay,  Highland  costumes;  "Indian  Chief,"  Mr.  Cud-
lipp; Miss Churton, a "tambourine
girl;   Northwest   mounted     policeman, Mr. Battersby; Mrs. F. Billings-
by, "Dawn"; Mr. Gower, a coon;
Mr. Targeet, representing   a   great
English comedian; Mr. Graw, Irish
Mike" from    Cork;  Mr.    McCake,
Dutchman; Mrs. Billingsby, Erin-go-
braugh; Mrs. Walker,   a   charming
Grecian lady; Mr. Charles Jones, as
a cow-boy; Mr. Naysmith, as a picturesque   forrester   at the time   of
Robin Hood; Mr. Leonard Mills, as
an    attorney;    Mrs.    Hubbard    as
Winter; Mr, A. Fleming, a yachtsman; Mr. Arthur Roper, a courtier;
Mr. A. Willard in    Mexican garb;
Mr.  R.  Short  as  "The  Stars  and
Stripes"; Mr. F. S. Dean as Mephistopheles; Miss Collis, as "Queen of
the Night"; Miss Penketh was be-
cominelv arrayed as a Spanish girl;
Mr. Wilby was perfect as a Santa
Claus; Miss A. W. Snider as a fascinating red babv,  Mr.    Stevenson
wore a striking Polish Hussar costume: Mr. A. W. Hawkins was a
Spanish cavalier; Mr. James Wilby,
a ghost; Mrs. L. Smith, in a Dolly
Varden  gown;    Miss Carter as    a
snake charmer; Mrs. G.   Porter was
much   admired  as a  Grecian  Intly;
Mrs.  Georsv Perry went  as Queen
Katherine:    Miss    Johnston   as    a
Spanish girl; Mrs. H. K, Lieve was a
coiintrv school girl; Miss St. Onge as
"Follv": Miss Mavnard wns a pretty baby; Mrs. Potinser was splendid
Mrs. Dn. Fagan entertained a number of her friends on Friday last at
a delightful tea given at her beautiful residence on Pleasant street. The
event was in honor of her sister, Miss
A. Clute, of New Westminster, who
is engaged to Mr. B. Tye of this city.
The amusement provided for the afternoon was a guessing contest, which
proved    most   entertaining.     Each
guest was invited to represent some
play, or opera.   Among those noted
for originality were Miss W. Johnson, who secured the first prize as
"Too  Much Johnson," this    young
lady having bedecked herself with all
her family portraits, a most clever
representation of that    well known
play.   The second prize was awarded
to Miss "Beth" Irving, who went
as "Macbeth."   Her decoration was
the tartan plaid of the Macs, worn
over her shoulder.   Mrs. H. Pooley
as "Pinafore," Miss M. Todd represented "Her   Own   Way,"   Miss
Gaudin as "Hamlet,"  Miss    Mara
the "Cingalee," Miss K. Gaudin as
"Shore    Acres,"    Mrs.    Poff    was
"Morocco Bound," Mrs. Carmichael
as "Two Roses," Miss Monteith as
"Beauty and the Barge" and Mrs.
Coulthard as "Joseph    Entangled,"
besides many others.    In the guessing contest Miss Clute secured the
first prize, she having guessed the
largest number correctly.    Tea was
served in the spacious dining room;
here the table was artistically decorated in pink carnations, dainty centre
piece and pink chiffon.   The charming hostess was becomingly gowned
in a pretty dress of white crepe de
chine,  and was    assisted    by Miss
Clute, Mrs. Carmichael and Miss K.
Gaudin.    Some of the other guests
present were the Misses Devereux,
Miss Brady, Miss Hanington, Miss
P. Eberts and Mrs. Morton.
piano and played the beautiful wedding march from Lohengrin. The
wedding was a private affair owing
to the recent bereavement of the f am.
ily of the bride. After receiving the
good wishes and congratulations of
their intimate friends present, the
happy couple left by the Princess
Beatrice for Seattle and the Sound
cities, where the honeymoon will be
spent. They will eventually make
their home in Portland.
On Wednesday afternoon the 12th
annual meeting of the Vancouver
Island Flockmasters' Associati&n
was held at Duncans. The following
officers were elected for the ensuing
year: W. H. Hayward, president;
G. H. Hadwen, first vice-president;
P. Parker, second vice-president; A.
C. Aiken, secretary-treasurer; J. H.
Whittome, H. Bonsall, A. Drummond,
R. M. Colvin, D. Evans and S. Bell,
executive committee. A banquet'
was held at the Quamichan hotel in
the evening, by about sixty guests.
Among those present were Premier
McBride, John Evans, M. P. P., Col.
Smith, Horace Davie, reeve of North
Cowichan; C. H. Dickie and R. E.
Gosnell, editor of the Colonist.
Mrs. Tye, of Douglas street, gave a
small dance on Wednesday. The
house was prettily decorated in seasonable evergreens. At midnight a
delightful supper was served, the
tables being beautifully arranged in
pink roses, chiffon, with dainty sprays
of smilax and ferns. Mrs. Tye received in a black silk gown, and was
assisted by Miss A. Clute of New
Westminster, who is at present her
guest. Among: those present were
Miss Devereux, Miss K. Devereux,
Mrs. Morton, Miss Johnson, Miss K.
at a house warming party on Monday evening last. The house was
beautifully decorated for the occar
sion, with palms, ferns, and large
clusters of pink and white carnations.    Music was the chief feature
of the evening.
#   *   #
I    Mr. Justice Irving, who for some
time past has been an inmate of the
Jubilee Hospital, owing to an opera-
i tion for appendicitis, returned home
' on Wednesday last, and it is hoped
Will soon be about again.
I »   •   •
j The members of the Friendly Help
Association wish to announce to the
public that they will he very glad
to receive donations of old clothing,
groceries, etc., at the rooms of the
association, Market building, Monday and Wednesday morning.
«   •   •
Mr. Geo. D. Brymner, manager of
the Bank of Montreal, New Westminster, accompanied by Mrs. and
Miss Brymner, has returned from a
several months' trip to England.
•   »   *
Mrs. S. Campbell, formerly Miss S.
Byrn of this city, is visiting hef
mother, Mrs. R. S. Byrn of Vancouver street.
Full line of
Granite and Tinware for Householders.
Wharf St. VICTORIA B.C.,
Telephone 3.   P. O. Bex 423.,
The Lord Chief Justice Justice of
England's remark in court that
"journalists have not the same code
of honor as other people" is to be re-
greted( says the St. James Gazette),
and the Institute of Journalists,
which discussed the matter on Saturday, could hardly have overlooked
so serious a reflection on their profession.   The statement is the more
All kinds of
Hair Work
Etc., at
Mrs. C.
88 Douglas St.
Mi's. Dr. Hanington, of Blanchard
street, gave a delightful little dance
on Friday evening last. It was a
young people's affair, and was given
in honor of Miss Cook (of Vancouver), who is visiting Miss Eleanor
Hanington. The spacious hall and
drawing rooms were cleared for the
dancing, and a dainty supper was
prepared in the dining room. Among
those present were the Misses K. and
E. Dunsmuir, in pretty white accord-
eon-pleated frocks; Miss Netta Heyland, who wore pale mauve and white
with black velvet trimmings; Miss
Butchart, in a dainty white muslin
gown; Miss Noel Moresby, who wore
a pretty frock of cream Geisha silk
with crepe de chine trimmings; Miss
G. Irving was in white silk with
much shirring; Misses A. and K.
King wore pale blue frocks, and Miss
L. King was in pale pink; Miss M.
Little wore white accordeon pleated
silk, and Miss Tilton was in black;
Miss S. Helmcken wore pale blue,
and Miss L. Eberts was prettily
gowned in white; Miss Beanlands also
wore white. The gentlemen present
were Messrs. J. Cambie, L. Bell, F.
Hanington, D. Hanington. T. For-
svth, A. and D. Gillespie, K. Scholefield, B. Prior, S. J. Patton, P. C.
nnd J. Keefer, K. G, Monteith, J.
Heyland, Carew Martin, L. H. Gar-
nett, C. Ushorne, A. Gore and J. B.
*   •   »
On Wednesday evening last at the
home of Mrs. A. Rocke Robertson, on
Broad street, Mr. George H. Foot, of
Portland, Oregon, was married to
Miss Katherine Mercer, only daughter of the late Robert Mercer, of
Chatham, Ont., and niece of Mrs. A.
Rocke Robertson, of this city. The
ceremony was performed by the Rev.
Percival Jenns, rector of St. John's
Church. Miss Phyllis Eberts acted
as bridesmaid, nnd Dr. Herman Robertson acted as groomsman. The
drawing room was prettily decorated
for the occasion, with beautiful hot
house flowers and ferns. At ft o'clock
the bride, who was daintily attired in
her goinc away gown, entered on the
arm of her uncle, Mr. D. M. Eberts,
by whom she was given away. Miss
Gertrude  Loewen  presided   at    the
tittle things that do much to make
care of the sick easier—and more effective. Cost trifling compared to benefits
Alcohol Stoves
Night Lamps
Bed Fans
Cologne Water
Rubber Sheeting
Feeding Cups
Fountain Syringes
Hot Water Bags
Ice Bags
MedicinelGlasses £
98 Government Street, near Yates.;
A. J. Clyde,
Sole Agent forithe
Stoves and %anges
Everything for the kitchen in
Tin, Agate, Wood and Fibre
Wares, and Prices Are
42 Johnson Street.
Fohk P. 0. Box 4fr
Manicuring and Hair Dressing Parlors
m% Fort Street
Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
Gaudin, Mrs. A. Coles, Mrs. Fagan,
Miss Wark, Mrs. Coulthard, Messrs.
M. B. Ewart, E. P. Colly Taylor, A.
Coles, J. Bridgman and others.
•   •   •
We understand that the music to
be provided by the Native Sons at
their ball on the 10th of next month
is to be of superior quality. The orchestra will be made up of high
priced soloists at the same time being
the largest orchestra that has ever
been heard here at a dance. It will
be under the leadership of a violinist
who is giving concerts and travelling
West and who has after much correspondence definitely promised to
play. The society is to be commended for its efforts in this direction, for
all said and done good music is the
all important adjunct to a dance, and
there is no doubt that it will be much
appreciated by all who have the good
fortune to attend.
• •   •
An enjoyable "evening" was given
on Thursday, the 12th, by Mrs. E.
M. Johnson, of Fort street. Music
and games were provided for the
amusement of the guests, among
whom were Miss E. Brown, Mrs. Fagan, Miss A. Clute, Miss K. Gaudin,
Messrs. A. Gore, E. Brown, B. Tye,
E. P. Colley, M. B. Ewart, J. Gaudin and others.
• *   •
Mr. John W. Speers, contractor of
this city, and Miss Millicent Smith,
were married at 184 Cadboro Bay
road on Wednesday evening, the
ceremony being performed by the
Rev. W. Leslie Clay. Miss Isabel
Smith was bridesmaid and Mr. Walter Cnllingford acted as best man.
A large number of friends sat down
to the Wedding supper. Mr. and
Mrs. Speers will reside in St. James
• •   •
Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Hall, who
have recently taken up their residence nt "Regents Park." formerly
the beautiful old home of Mr. D. W.
Higgings, entertained about 75 guests
curious coming at a time when there
has been consternation in some quarters at the bare idea of leader-writer
writing against his political convictions. No journalist ever thought of
calling a lawyer dishonorable because he defended a prisoner whom
he believed to be guilty, although the
situation in both cases is undesirable.
A.O.U.W. Hall
Member National Association Masters of
Classes—Monday ev'g, Advanced.  Wednesday
ev'g, Beginners. Friday evening, intermediate.  Alternate Thursdays, Clnb night.
Fhone B1089,
The competition between tradespeople in Chinese towns seems to be
carried on at rather high pressure.
A correspondent in the North China
Daily News relates a little incident
which came under his notice. "Two
Chinese drapers in Shanghai had sent
out bills advertising a cheap sale.
The messenger of the first store deposited his missive on the doormat
of each house and pursued his rounds;
messenger No. 2 followed hard after
him and not only deposited his advertisements on thp same doormat but
picked up the one which had been
left by messenger No. 1. " The correspondent thinks that boy had the
makings of a financier in him. We
are not informed however, what were
the subsequent sentiments of store
No, 1, and whether Chinese jurisprudence regarded the ruse as quite defensible strategy.
Italian School of Music |
Of the Conservatory of Music, Na-
poli (Italy). In addition to tuition
on the Violin, Mandolin, and Guitar
he will conduct a special clasB in the
art of pianoforte accompaniment to
a limited number of advanced pupils.
Special attention is given to beginners as well as to advanced player^.
The school is situated at 117 Cook
Street, Victoria.
Established 1868.
A. W. bridgman,
Real Estate, Financial am
Insurance Agent
Agent Commercial Union Assurance Oo
Ltd., of London, England.
London Assurance Corporation.
41 Government St.
A genuine Cravenette rain coat on
the back is worth two umbrellas in
the hand, Pneumonia comes cheap,
but goes high. A rain coat is better
than rheumatism and costs much less.
The cravenetting process don't make
the fabric air-tight, nor yet deluge-
proof, but does make it non-absorbent
of moisture and odorless—all without
changing its appearance. An ideal
raincoat and fall overcoat combined
may be obtained at the "Fit-Reform," Government street. Price,
$15, $18 or $20. A raincoat is a necessity, not a luxury.
fl. B. Cigars ?
Telephone 38* >55 Port Stree
Furnished Rooms
For gentlemen, with bath and electric
light; every convenience.
Yates Street IHE  WEEK,  SATURDAY,  JAN. 21, 1908
The Stage
Platt-Fanning Company Opens
Six Week's Season Most
1 judging from the large crowds that their request and exclaimed, as he
| attend nightly, places the trademark' edged towards the door:
of "success'' upon the Savoy banner.! "Why, there's the musical dorg,"
Hewlette's merry burletta, "A Skule! pointing to the mastiff. "Can't yer
fer Skandul," starts the ball roll-: see the brass band round 'is neck?"
ing and there is not a dull moment,
There is no claim to "plot," but just
one continuous hour of mirth and mn-
The vaudeville olio immediately
.  succeeding the  opening burletta  is
Neither the Platt-Fanning Com- one of merit and elicited applause
pajiy nor patrons of the Redmond for each and every turn as it ap-
Theatre have reason to complain, peared upon the programme in rapid
The company proves to be a most and artistic succession,
worthy successor to the Redmonds, For next week an entire change
aijd the theatre has drawn packed takes place. The return of Smith
houses all the week. Opening with and Ellis (Pete and Lotta), will be
the English melo-drama, "The Black hailed with pleasure as they are big
Flag," on Monday night last, the favorites here and promise many
newcomers promptly were admitted things for their host of friends. Miss
to the favor of Victorians, and this Bernice Rogers, an accomplished vo-
excellent production was followed by calist; Miss May Young, the "queen
another just as good, "Shall We For- of coon shouters," and Miss Blanche
give Her?" ! Davis, singing   soubrette, all   make
For the second week, Messrs. Piatt their initial how to a Victoria audi-
and Fanning will present two great: ence. Other new and up-to-date
plays, namely, "Tennessee's Pard-1 specialties will be introduced by Miss
ner" for the first half of the week, I Minnie Adams, the "little lady with
and the great play "Monte Cristo
for the second half of* the week.
Both plays will be staged in perfect
manner, especial care being paid to
scenery and detail. The full company will appear in both productions,
and it is safe to say that all who attend these performances will be more
than pleased.
"Tennessee's Pardner" is a border drama and contains many pathetic and amusing situations. The
leading roles will be in the hands of
Frank Fanning, Molise Campion,
Georgia Francis, Juliet Chandler,
Russell Reed and Sydney Piatt.
All the familiar scenes in "Monte
Cristo" will be staged in a manner
never before seen at these popular
prices, and the leading role of Ed-
mond Dantes will be in the hands of
Frank Fanning.
Next Wednesday afternoon Messrs.
Piatt and Fanning will give their first
"souvenir matinee," so popular at
this theatre.
the large voice"; Mile. Laurendeau,
baritone vocalist; Miss Mae Mulf
queen, new illustrated songs; Mag-
ntic Clark Sisters, songs and dances;
The Ed. Redmond Stock Company
closed their first season in Victoria
last Saturday night with a performance of a thrilling melo-drama, "A
Southern Belle," to a crowded house.
Before the curtain rose on the last
act, it was announced from the stage
that the company would return to
Victoria in six weeks time with new
plays and some new people.
• *   •
Miss Pinkie Mullaly, who played
the heroine in "A Southern Belle"
at the Redmond Theatre last Saturday, made an excellent impression on
the audience. She has considerable
dramatic talent and has been able to
take advantage of the opportunity
given her hy the departure of Miss
Alta Phipps from the Redmond Company.
* •   •
Madame Melha, the famous singer,
will appear at the Vancouver Opera
House on February 1. The prices are
to be $2, $4 and $5.  Many Victorians
Overflow houses have ruled at the
Grand Theatre    on Johnson   street,
throughout  the  entire    week consequent upon the genuine hit made by
Sheik Hadji Tahar's troupe of Arabs,
which proved th© most   sensational
act Manager Jamieson has yet presented.  The wonderful gun spinning,
the remarkable exhibition of endurance by Princess Hadji Tahars in her
whirling Dervish dance, and the marvelous acrobatic work of the whole
band roused each audience to a pitch
of enthusiasm such as no other act
ever given in the city has done.   Miss
Coie Frances    Burner also  , pleased
greatly in her soprano and baritone
selection, her voice being one of exceptional compass and purity in both
registers.   Clem Magee in Irish song,
clog dancing, monologue and cartoon
drawing, is also a feature pf the bill.!
Mr.   Roberts   sung   the illustrated i ^
song "Please Come and Play in  My.ol*
Yard'' and    the performance    con-' <§*
eluded with a fine line of moving pic- A
hires.   To-day furnishes the last op- ~£*
portnnity  to  see ■ this  exceptionally   a?
strong performance.    ■ There will be <§*
two matinees beginning at 2:30.   Everyone should give their little ones a
chance to see the Arabs, and for today's matinee Manager Jamieson has
fixed the price for children
*• *
<$* She begged him to stay with her just tonight— A
0^ Her heart beat strangely, her head felt light, ^o
j>* And the face she lifted was wan and white— ]g
<$r Poor Madeline! *£
% 4
os He laughed to scorn such childish fear, ^o
£ "But players are puppets; they must appear," ^?
15* And he kissed away a falling tear— *p
<jjj» Poor Madeline 1 *§>
jH He filled with coal the glowing grate, j*
<£* Told her to sleep; he wouldn't be late, ♦$>
She begged him to stay with her just tonight—
Her heart beat strangely, her head felt light,
And tbe face she lifted was wan and white-
Poor Madeline!
He laughed to scorn such childish fear,
"But players are puppets; they must appear,"
And he kissed away a falling tear-
Poor Madeline 1
He filled with coal the glowing grate,
Told her to sleep; he wouldn't be late,
But she sat by the window to watch and wait-
Poor Madeline!
Always so tired; so often ill,
And this throbbing heart that's never still;
She bowed her head on the window sill-
Poor Madeline!
'' Pity-pit-pity,'' sobbed Autumn rain;
"Ah," sighed the. wind again and again;
"Hush," said the leaves against the pane-
Poor Madeline!
Hush I hush! what heavenly peace,
Hush! hush! all sorrows cease;
Ah! hush! 'tis a soul's release-
Poor Madeline!
The play is over, a hurried ride;
A moment more he is by her side,
Taking her cold, cold hands he cried—
"Oh Madeline!"
The sighing wind and tbe sobbing rain—
The swish of the leaves against the pane,
Are murmuring still their soft refrain-
But Madeline?
Alas! the little hands are numb,
The sad, sweet voice forever dumb,
The Angel of Death had whispered "Come
Poor Madeline!"
—Helen M. Dickson.
Miss Harriett Belmont, singer
of all and dancer; Jim Rowe, eccentric co-
ages at the'nominal sum of five cents, median and the regular Savoy stock
surely a price which all can afford, company. Bob Hewlette's merry mu-
Three performances to-night, begin- sical burlesque, entitled "Uncle Sam
ning at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 will and John Bull in the Orient," will
bring what has proved a record week be the opening number for this mam-
to a close. i moth 1905   bill.    The  Savoy   pro-
Leaving no stone unturned to keep gramme is always continuous and the
the Grand in the place it has earn- prices keep the same,
ed—right at the head of the amuse- *   *   *
ment houses of the city —Manager The London Bioscope Company has
Jamieson has arranged another ban- been showing a splendid series of
nor performance for the coming moving pictures at the Victoria Thea-
week. It is headed by The Three tre during the week. This afternoon
American Ms, how playing in Seat- there will be a special performance
tie, and described by the manager of of children and the season closes
that house as the strongest cast of with a new series tonight. Among
its kind he has ever seen. It em- the pictures shown are some very in-
braces comedy, singing, leg mania, teresting photographs taken by Mr.
high kicking, etc. The Ryans (James Rosenthal for the company in the
R. and Maude E.) will present their Orient, illustrating the scene of op-
latest success entitled "Ireland vs. erations in the Russo-Japanese war.
Germany." Kendall and Thompson One of the most interesting of the'IN
(Ruby and Amy) are a musical team series shows a Japanese warship fir-!
intend making the trip to Vancouver
to hear the greatest singer of the
* •   •
Mr. Beerbohm Tree has received a
very flattering offer from Berlin to
take his company at His Majesty's
Theatre over to the German capital
for a season of Shakespearian plays
* •   *
The Watson Stock Company, recently at the People's Theatre, Vancouver, is touring the interior with
week stands.
* •   »
Edward H. Cooper, dramatic critic
of the Daily Mail, London, roasts
this year's Drury Lane Pantomime,
"The White Cat," which he declares
is immoral in tone and most unsuitable for children.
whose principal    instrument is the ing upon Port Arthur,
cornet; George O 'Doie has a novelty j •   *   *
ladder act, and Frederic Roberts will.    A good story is told of a showman
sing "Songs of Other Days," illus- who advertised outside his tent the
trated    with most beautiful slides, following notice:
The moving pictures will cover fouri    "Come and see the musical Dog.
different subjects,  "Now will    you Admission twopence."
send me to bed," "Saluting the
Flag," "The Imparital Lover," and
"Almost a King."
This week's programme at Victoria's popular home of vaudeville
and burlesque has surely been arranged for genuine amusement, and
A reader of The Week in Albcrni,
who is something of a humorist,
sends the following belated reply to
the "Monkey" competition dealing
with the banquet tendered to Senator Templeman: "Dear sir—I sat
i next to the Monkey at the banquet
A good many people, attracted by given to Senator Templeman, and
the title, paid the sum required and know what the Monkey actually did
entered the tent, where a big dog, j say. As the last toast was being pro-
wearing a huge metal collar, was posed, the Monkey whispered in my
crouching in a corner. | car; 'Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes'
After waiting a while, the audience, —I fear the Greeks most when they
called for the showman and asked • come to me bearing gifts    in their
that the performance   might begin, j hands.   This is the truth, and if
The showman seemed   surprised   at it wins the prize, please donate it to
the Old Men's Home." If my correspondent had been on time with his
reply he probably would have won
the prize.
• •   *
The winner of the "Monkey" competition this week is Mr. J.S.H. Mat-
son, who makes the Monkey say:
"This is no pipe dream," when he
found the water pipes in his house
had burst through the frost.
* •   »
A good deal of interest has been
taken in England in the publication
by the Bishop of London of an itemized account of how he spent his income in the past year. His income
is 10,000 pounds per annum, but the
up-keep of the Fulham Palace and
grounds absorbs a large amount of
the income. The item in the accounts for personal expenditure
amounted only to about $1,500. Owing to an unusual amount of repairs
required to certain houses belonging
to the diocese, the Bishop's expenditure exceeded his income by about
700 pounds. The English newspapers,
in commenting on the statement,
take different views as to the desirability of the Bishop retaining Fulham
palace—a question which his lordship
discusses in a church magazine.
• *   •
The remarkable article entitled,
"Do We Believe?" which will be
found in this issue, was published recently in the London Daily Telegraph.
It deals very clearly with a subject
of great interest to every thoughtful
man and woman, and readers of The
Week should not overlook it.
* •   •
A local writer whose work should
attract attention, is Mrs. Helen Dickson, whose verses have been published from time to time in local papers
I have pleasure in presenting to readers of The Week a new poem in this
issue by Mrs. Dickson, entitled "The
Actor's Wife," which in my opinion
is one of the best pieces she has ever
given to the public.
Victoria Fractional Mineral eiairn
Situated in the Mount Sicker Divliion of
Chemainus District.
Where located.—On the east slope of Mount
Take notice that,I, W. A. Dier, agent for tho
Mount Sicker and Brenton Mines, (Limited)
Free Miners' Certificate No. 1185247 iniend.CO
ilayR from da e hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for Certifieste of Improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the
above claim. Ann further take notice that ac-
lon nnder seclion 37 must be commenced before
lie Issuance of such Certificate of Improve
Dated this 14lh day of November, 1904.
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) Victoria
District (now Victoria 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 meau
time,, a valid   objection   thereto   be
made to me in writing by a person
claiming an estate or interest therein
or in any part of it.
Land Registry Office, Victoria, B
C, 31st October, 1904.
Redmond Theatre
Vlctona'a Popular Family Play Houae
Second week commencing
Monday, Tuesday,   Wednesday
matinee and night, tbe
Piatt Fanning
Present the Charming Comedy
"Tennessee's Pardner"
Thursday, Friday, Saturday matinee
and night
"Monte Cristo"
Night Price*, io and 25 Cents
Matinees, Wed. and Saturday, ioc.
A few reserved 25c.
Curtain Rises Evening 8:15.
Matinees 2:15.
Call us up Phone 822 and Reserve
Your Seats.
Savoy Theatre
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
Banner Bill of the Season
Hewlette's Merry Burl.-sque
"John Bull and
Uncle Sam in
Smith & Ellis
Bernice Rodgers
May Young
Blanche Davis
May Mulqueen
Mile. Laurandeau
Electric Clarke Sisters
Jim Rowe
Bob. Hewlette
Admission I5 and 25c.
DAILY    '?,%."
riatinees ioc. all over
Management of
Frederic Roberts,
"Songs of Other Days."
Ruby Kendall and
Amy Thompson
George O'Dowie
Novelty Ladder Act,
James K, Maude E.
Tiie Ryans  .
"Ireland vs; Germany."
.    TheJ'hree American Ms
Comedy, Singing, Dancii.g, Leg
Mania, High Kicking etc.
New Moving Pictures.
Johnson Street
5e ats! Go where the crowd goef I
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
O. Renz, Manager
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville talent that pains and money can procure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission 10 and 25c.
Phone 1140
Building Lots for Sate
Houses Built on the
Flour Takes the Expected Rise—Retail Business as Usual but Money
Tight — Enquiries for
Money has been tight in Victoria
during the past week, due partly to
the after effects of the holiday season and partly to the policy of the
banks. The volume of retail trade
has been below the average, but local
merchants report signs of improvement.
In the retail market there has been
a fall—welcome to the housekeepers
—in the price of eggs, 40 cents a
dozen now being the average rate
charged for the fresh article. The
best creamery butter still fetches
35 cents, but if the present warm
weather continues there may he a decline shortly.
A large consignment of Japanese
oranges arrived during the week and
this popular fruit can be purchased
retail at about 45 cents per box.
Island potatoes are now worth
from $22 to $25 per ton wholesale
and from $1.25 to $1.50 per 100 lbs.
The long expected rise in the price
of flour has at last taken place. The
retail prices are as follows: Hungarian, $1.75; Three Star, $1.60;
Snowflake and others, $1.50. The
rise is due entirely to the action
of the mill men and does not reflect
any change in grain rates.
Sugar also keeps hold of the upward grade, retail merchants yesterday quoting 14 pounds for the dollar.
Messrs. Sylvester and other local
grain merchants report no change of
importance in the wholesale market,
prices apparently marking time. The
stand-off between the dealers and
farmers continues, the big growers
still holding for bids which the dealers show no signs of making.
In other lines of business, the
after holiday sales in the dry goods
stores are attracting attention.
With the exception of prepartions
for northern business, local real estate men have little beyond the ordinary routine business to report during the week. There have been a
good many inquiries for ranches and
small farms in Victoria district by
visitors from the Northwest, and in
the spring this class of business
should be brisk. Country land owners who desire to sell should list
their properties in Victoria as soon
as possible.
It will be remembered by many
that the present business known as
Allis Chalmers, of Chicago, was conducted at one time by Fraser &
Chalmers, but that the latter firm
withdrew at the time of the amalgamation of the different interests.
The original and only firm of Fraser
& Chalmers have their works at
Erith, Kent, England, and genuine
Fraser & Chalmers machinery can be
obtained in the Dominion of Canada
only through W. Stanley Lecky,
Montreal, and Rochussen & Collis,
Victoria, B. C. Information and catalogues will be gladly furnished upon
application to the western representatives. These catalogues will be
found to be very interesting, containing as they do technical notes on
screening and concentration, the concentration of ores by oil, besides describing very fully the newest and
latest designs in smelting, and reducing and every class of mining machinery.
Should prompt delivery be required
it should be noted that the Caldwell
Bros. Co. of Seattle carry the most
complete stock of mining hoists, engines and boilers, pumps, air drills
and compressors, etc., and delivery
can be made in a few days through
their B. C. representative at Victoria.
increasing his mill to one hundred
stamps and is taking in a twenty-five
ten boiler, the biggest ever hauled
over the roads in British Columbia,
and he expected to see the day when
this mine would yield $10,000 per
Useful   Plants   for   Ranchers   and
Miners Can Be Had Through
Rochussen & Collis, of
It will be of interest to mine managers and purchasers of mining and
saw mill machinery to know that
Messrs, Rochussen & Collis are representing some of the leading firms
in the above lines. Their offices are
to be found at No. 7 Yates stront, in
the wholesale business portion of
_ A portable saw mill is on exhibition there and it will pay any one
to drop in and take a look at the
plant. This mill is made by the
American Saw Mill Machinery Co.,
of New York, and is a No. 2.mill,
adapted to any power from 4 to 20
H. P. It is warranted to cut 2,000
feet of board lumber per day, with
a good 4 H. P. engine, if properly
handled. It is capable of turning
ont 10,000 feet of lumber per day
with a 20 H. P. engine. Mills of this
stamp are made in different sizes
with a dailv capacity of from 10,000
to 30,000 feet of board lumber per
day. When one considers the innumerable uses to which lumber can be
put on a ranch nnd the very small
cost of such an outfit, including small
eneine and boiler for power purposes, it seems incredible that any
rancher should grudge this small investment, promising as it does such
quick returns. A mill of this kind is
a most desirable thing, too, for cutting mine timbers, and being light and
portable, it can be shipped to points
where it would he impossible to send
nn ordinary plnnt.
There probably are no manufacturers of mining machinery in the
world who turn ont so uniformly
food an article as Messrs. Fraser A,
Chalmers, nnd ns a conseqnehce they
«tnnd higher in the esteem of purchasers of minin? machinery in nil
"arts of the world thnn nny other
Ir-". This firm hns rccentlv mnde arrangements with Mr, W. Stnnley
To"kv in the En«t nnd with Messrs.
Pncb-'ssen & Collis, of Victorin, in
tho West, to look nfter the snle of
♦heir mncbinerv throughout thc Dominion ->f Canada.
It is expected that the prices for
iron ore will be about 50 cents per
ton higher this year than during the
past season. This would mean about
$3.50 for Mesabi Bessemer and $3.10
for non-Bessemer. The old range
ores average about 50 cents higher
than the Mesabi ores.
• •   •
The Lucky Jim mine, of Sandon,
has commenced the new year by declaring a dividend of $10,000. After
being closed down for a number of
years, the Lucky Jim was purchased
about a year ago by Geo. W. Hughes
and work resumed on the property
last June. The good showing has
resulted from the shipment of rich
zinc ores. Since resuming, the mine
has shipped 264 tons of silver-lead
ore and 3,000 tons of zinc.
• «   »
Shareholders in Moyie's big mine,
the St. Eugene, have lately received
their cheques from the dividend made
payable on December 15. It amounted to $70,000, bringing the total dividends paid by the company up to
$280,000. About 300 men are employed at the mine.
• •   »
Mr. James Dunsmuir is removing
the machinery from the Noble Five
mine, near Sandon, to his collieries
on Vancouver Island.
• •   •
The Provincial Department of
Mines has given to the press the following statement of the approximate
mineral output for the year 1904:—
Gold $ 6,400,000
Silver    2,200,000
Copper    4,600,000
Lead    1,500,000
Miscellaneous       600,000
Total mineral production
other than coal   $15,300,000
Coal, Crow's Nest Pass ....  370,000
Coal, Vancouver Island ...   720,000
Total coal tonnage
. .1,090,000
Coke, C. N. P   220,000
Coke, V. 1     20,000
Total coke tonnage ..   ..   240,000
Value ..$1,200,000
Total 1904 min. output.$19,770,000
The mineral output for 1903 was
ns follows:
Gold $ 5,873,036
Silver    1,521,472
Copper    4,547,535
Lead       689,744
Miscellaneous       571,870
Total    mineral    output
other thnn coal  $13,163,657
Conl $ 3,504,582
Coke       827,715
Totnl mineral output for
W03 $17,495,954
•   *   •
A mining man snvs the next boom
will he in the Similkameen and Nicola valleys. He cited as one instance
of the richness of the country that
the Nicklc Plntc mine wns richer
than anvthing struck in Cripnle Creek
or British Columbia in the free mill-
inc line: that 150 tons n day wns be-
in? treated nnd $4,500 snved on the
nlntes everv day, to snv nothing of
the concentrates, nnd thnt Ropers,
the mnnniror. wns eomimr through to
Seattle, ridit alonir as quickly ns he
"onld mnkc thc round trip's, hriiip-
ing out hnrrcls of bullion.
After accusing the McBride government of innumerable sins of omission and commission, the Victoria
Times announces that the government
is now "digging its own grave."
• •   »
Russia is reported to have seized
upon Kashgar, in Eastern Turkestan.
The story is not confirmed, hut it is
not at all improbable. The city has
an attractive name.
• •   •
She was a pretty little miss
And he a gallant Mr.
He pledged to her undying love,
And then—oh, then he Ksr.
And now that she is his alone,
And spoken of as Mrs.
He never, never talks of love,
And never, never Krs.
• •   •
After a young man has blown in all
his money on a girl she often shows
her gratitude by marrying some other
*■  »   •
Chief Langley did not catch that
small hoy.
• •   •
In future thirsty people on Sundays will become travellers.
• •   *
Professor Hornbuckle made his
first appearance in the Victoria ring
attired in a flowered silk dressing
»   *   *
It is said that new industries will
locate at Esquimalt to make up for
the removal of the warships.
• •   •
Local society is ■ getting more free
advertising just now than is the Y.
M. C. A. itself.
• *   *
Mr. C. H. Lugrin is once more to
the fore on the subject of Victoria
as the terminus of a transcontinental
railway.   May it come!
• •   •
"One person, one vote" in municipal contests is advocated by Mr.
Thos. Sorby. The idea is that the
electors would then vote only for the
man they want and not for others
they are indifferent to.
The Victoria hotel has changed
hands. Many people will regret that
Mr. Cave has retired from the management.
«   •   •
Might one describe that ball-bearing gun over which there has been
so much talk as a Cullenary utensil?
• • •   •■ • .
Victorians are taking their last
look at Britannia's jolly Jack tars.'
"It mav be for years, it may be forever."
• •   *
It cost Great Britain three million
pounds a year to maintain the Pacific
squadron at Esquimalt. Will the
Dominion kindly oblige by taking up
the burden of defence here? The
echo from the great Cent Belt comes
over the Rockies:   "Not much!"
• •   •
Vancouver City now claims a population of forty-five thousand, and
still they come.   The fossil and the
mossback have no say in Vancouver.
• »   '»
The Victoria Trades and Labor
Council "want to know, don't you
know," what the aldermanic candidates think on some rather important questions. The very idea of expecting an alderman to have opinions!
•      •      0
Another quarter of a cent advance
in sugar! Who is responsible, the
Liberal Government at Ottawa, or
the Conservative Government at Victoria i All depends upon whether
you are a Grit or Tory.
Who are the Leading Fish Merchants of this
City? And why are they leaders?
The first four correct answers to these questions received
at The Week Office, 35 Fort Street, before Thursday, the
26th inst., will get substantial prizes from the leading
Fish Merchants.
The Amateur Cracksman
Written Specially for
Thk   Wkkk
Agnes Deans Cameron.
Preserved   PLUMS,   PEACHES,
STRAWBERRIES, Etc., home grown
and home made.   Insist on having
•   •   •
Members of the Grand Trunk (exploration party which has been sur-
veyinsr in' the Pence River country
declare thnt thc railway will enter
■British Columbia bv way of the
Yellowhead pass nnd terminate at
Bute Inlet.   Good for Victorin!
The most delicious sweetmeat now
on thc market in Victorin nnd nt the
snme time the most, wholesome, is
PEE, manufactured hy W. R. Hart-
Rogers is | ley, 74 Yates strect.-
"Stand back from the window,
please, and, I'm very sorry to trouble you, but, throw up your other
hand!" The voice was that of Mrs.
Dundonald, and (what a nerve the
woman had) her accents came as
cool and gently persuasive as if she
were saying, "Pass the butter,
Max looked down a shiny barrel
twinkling in the moonlight, and
deemed it sensible to obey. "Stand
right out in the light, please, one
more step to the left, there, that will
do. And now I have a fancy to see
my burglaiv-you know I never caught
a real, live one before—might I ask
you to remove that unsightly silk
mask, it's not in the least becoming
—Why," inarticulate with excitement, "Mr. Max Bar-ham!" And
then freezingly and with frigid dignity, "Will you kindly explain the
situation, sir? Mr. Dundonald is in
the city and I am sharing my sister's, room to-night,'.'—and the eyes
of the intruder, half dazzled by the
glint of that menacing revolver, became for the first time conscious of a
second figure in the background, her
fair fluffy .hair just dimly "discernabllB
on the pillow.'    "-; *     '  ■
Explain the situation! How could
he ? What was there for him to say ?
Was ever mortal man, by. his own
cursed folly, since the world began
in such a situation? "Well," resumed his tormentor, and her tones
were even,and cold like sweet icing,
"have you nothing to say, Mr. Bar-,
ham, before Gladys rings the -messenger alarm?"
And then Max gulped hard and all
limp and clammy and crestfallen,
made* a clean" breast Of it—it was
hard to tell. His plan as he now,
acutely conscious of the silent part of
his audience, delivered it up at the
sword's' point in' shame-faced sec-
tions; seemed bombastic and silly and
puerile. And as he stammered out
his apologies, Max realized that for
the* second time he cut a very pitiful
figure in Miss Rankin's eyes. "A
woman will forgive a man every
crime in the decalogue if he, be but
brave and courteous," Gladys had
said, and poor Max, arraigned before
that silent tribunal, felt his utter un-
"Mrs. Dundonald," he concluded,
inan agpny of remorse,,'(you will
see, you must see that it is all a
ghastly mistake; I am a gentleman."
"I had thought you one, Mr. Barham," was the chilly rejoinder, "and
now go, please, by the window, ns mould. They are made" in the milTs
you came." at Celbridge, Co. Kildare, where an
It isn't often that a man thorough- American has established papers
ly and altogether hates himself, hut making from the peat of the famous
Max reached the ground with that Bog of Allen.
thought uppermost in a brain of con- j . 	
flictine and bitter emotions. Like a "I do not know," said Mr. Justice
man in a dream he strode to the i Grantham in a case heard at the
lakeside, dragged the boat from her i Leeds Assizes, "whether people are
months' tour in Europe. "I can
never look in her xace again; the >
whole atmosphere oi Pleasanton has
become unbearable; I'll make my arrangements lo-day," and striding
acruss to the Hotel Lancaster, he or-
uei)ed a room, had a cold plunge, and
a shave, and feeling slightly less like
a felon, took- an early car to the city.
Astonishing the people at the office
with his early arrival, Barham
plunged into work with such ferocity
that his typewriter and the junior
ciei'Ks looked knowingly at one another and hazarded guesses about his
personal affairs. "Bad case of
jilted, 1 bet a nickel," said the office
noy, and there were no takers. And
then, five minutes later, "Gentleman
to see you, sir;" and dainty and
smiling with an orchid in his buttonhole and his usual bandbox air step-,
ped into the room Lawry, the last
person that Max Barham wanted to
see that morning.
"Why didn't you turn up at
breakfast, old inan? The ladies are%
awfully anxious about you; think
you.must hav.e been kidnapped or
something. Miss Gladys will he es-'
pecially relieved when I assure her
of your safety; and, by the. way,
Barham," with the obnoxious drawl, -
"here's, a bit of .your millinery,"
handing over the black silk scarf,
"that you left ih ., my rOom last
night. Why didnlt you tell me you
were going to call? You know I
enjoyed our tete-a-tete immensely. 1
don't think I ever "saw a fellow in a
bluer funk, and," with a laugh, "how
ingenuously you confessed your iefcf
signs on my humble self. I confess
you nearly stumped me, when you
were- so handsomely doing the self-
abnegation act. 'Mrs. Dundonald,
it s all a ghastly mistake,? " (what
a mimie the inquisitor was) " 'I'm
a gentlemanI' Oh/ye Gods! Barham, you didn't look the least bit
like one. What a joke to tell Gladys
when I return her shawl," and stopping to light his cigar, with a smile
that kindled murder in-the other .
man's heart, Lawry lifted his silk
hat with a bow of mock deference
and was gone.
In the turmoil of Barham's brain
there was but one thought uppermost,
Was it Gilbert who had delivered
him up bound hand and feet to taw
THE ISLANDS.        %
Mr. Winsfanley and his two sons
left Galiano Island for the Yukon
ton Wednesday, the 18th injst. (A
farewell dance was given by Mrs.
Winstanley on the previous Friday,
which was largely attended.'
The New School Board.
Victoria's new school board held
its first meeting on Wednesday, evening, when Mr. Beaumont Boggs was
elected chairman for the ensuing-
The latest novelty in stationary is
post-cards made from peat or bog-
mooring and jumping in, began to
row towards the far end with feverish strength.
It must have been for an hour
that he pulled thus, a quick, hard
stroke as if for life and death, and
then, exhausted, resting on the oars,
step by step and word for word he
went over the wh'de humiliating
scene. He cursed Latory and he
cursed himself worse; he reviled his
own asinine folly, and when he
thought of his intrusion into that
shrine. Max got hot to the finger-
tins, "Whnt n beastly end. whnt nn
utter, utter ass I must appear to her,' >
nnd he hid his face in his hands and
Pnlline back to the bonthouse in
tlie erav dawn. Max had entuc to the
aware of it, but there is nothing so
serious as spirit^drinking on the top
of beer. It is ten times worse to get
drunk on whiskey than beer."
Rev. A. W. Jepson, L.C.C., Mayor
of Southwark, boasted at a Good
Templars' meeting in the Murphy
Hall, New Kent Road, that he had
been the means of joining in matrimony a larger number of couples than
any other living clergyman. He had
married over 8,000 couples.
Another record week in Overcoats
at "Pit Reform." The publio appreciate tbe fact that they can now
obtain a high grade Fit Reform
Overcoat at the price of an ordinary
conclusion that he would take a six ready-made one.


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