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 New Houses For Sale
A number of new homes, Modern in
every respect. Easy monthly instalments.
B.C. Land & InTestmrat Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
Takes place on February 10th.
Remember that for
you should go to
(Corner F>rt and Broad Streets.)
Vol. II.   No. 8
Price 6 Cents.
■ Griffith's Extra Soups
DIXI H. ROSS & CO,, The Independent Cash Grocers
Finest Quality.   Always Sweet.   Beautiful to Look
At.   Delicious to Eat.   Try It.
London and Vancouver Bakery
Phone 961
Feed your Chickens with CRACKED Corn -the best and cheapest feed on the market
125 Government Street.
Under Entirely New Management
Hotel Victoria
The Old Established end Popular House.
The Victoria is steam heated throughout; has the best sample rooms
in the city, end has been refurnished from top to bottom,
_ \ Cold Weather Inducement;;
Johnson's Fluid Beef, 16 oz
Bovril Cordial, i6oz 	
"        "        4 oz	
" " 2 oz	
•'        '1        i oz	
.20 il
Corner Yates and Broad Streets.
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You miss an opportunity if you do nor take advantage of our
1 This Month
jr., P. R. Smith
and   D. D.   Mc
(ualify Yourself fora L iterative Business Career
College for Shorthand, Typewriting, Bookkeeping,
Telegraphy, Ad. Writing, Etc.
Now opened for Gentlemen as well as Indies.    Remember, PROCRASTINATION IS THE
20th Century Business Training College
Corner Yates and Broad Sts., Victoria, B. C,
N. B.—We Will return the pupil's fees 5 we do not accomplish what we promise.
The Native Sons:
An important meeting of Post No.
1, Native Sons of British Columbia,
was held recently, when officers were
elected as follows: Past chief factor, W. H. Langley; chief factor, G.
T. Fox; first vice factor, Samuel Sea,
jr.; second Vice factor, Jas. Fletcher;
recording j secretary, Arthur E.
Haynes (seventh term); secretary-:
treasurer, ;E. P. Johnston (sixth
term); honl treasurer, J. A. McTav-:
ish (third term); auditor, S. McB.
Smith; insMe sentinel, D. D. Mc-
TaVish; outside sentinel, H. Smeth- j
iirst; comniiittee of management, L.
J. QuaglW.ti, W. F. Adams, Basil j
Prior, R. Jiackson and Jas. A. Douglas; delegates to grand post, Jos. B.
Wilson, J. ft Yates, W. C. Moresby,
! Dr. J. D. 'Tlelmoken, Thos. Watson,
G. T. Fox^nnd W; H. Langley; alternates, James Fletcher, J. A. Douglas,
J. A.. McTtjvish, Basil Prior, S. Sea,
A Boy's Suicide:
Frederick M. Rogers, aged 15 years
and 11 months, only son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Rogers, shot himself in
the New England hotel on Sunday
last and died almost immediately.
The lad was suffering from mental
depression at the time, following on
n recent accident. Young Rogers
was a clever boy and great sympathy
is felt for his parents in their sad
The Regimental Band:
The city band has decided to join
the Fifth Regiment, and will be
sworn in very soon . Emil Pferdncr,
the bandmaster, announces that he
will hnve with him 22 musicians. W.
North, the cornetist, hns been selected band sergennt and assistant bandmaster.
Sale   of   the Island   Railway—The
Waterworks     Contract—Canneries at Esquimalt.
This has been an eventful week in
On Monday the 'Times announced
the practical conclusion of negotiations for the purchase of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway by the
Canadian Pacific Company. The announcement caused a considerable
sensation in the city. It has been
known for some time past that Mr.
Dunsmuir was willing to sell the island road, but it was not generally
known that there was any very immediate prospect of the sale being
effected. Many citizens received
the news with undiluted disappointment, because the deal would shut
out the Grand Trunk Pacific from
the most available route to Victoria,
able route to Victoria.
On Tuesday, it was announced that
officials of the Grand Trunk Pacific
were on their way to Victoria to
make a hid for the island railway
and . interest in the situation was
keen. However, up to the time of
writing the Grand Trunk envoys had
not appeared on the scene. Mr. Mar-
pole returned to the city on Wednesday, and held a prolonged conference
with Mr. Dunsmuir on Thursday. At
the present moment, The Week feels
assured that the deal practically is
closed and that only a few details in
regard. to the valuation of rolling
stock and so forth remain to be settled.
While opinions differ as to whether
the Grand Trunk Pacific or the Canadian Pacific Company would prove
the best owners of the E. & N. for
Victoria, there is a general sentiment
in the city that the purchase of the
railway by the C. P. R. will result in
the development of Vancouver Island
and the increase of Victoria's trade.
It is understood that the C. P. R.
will not acquire the coal mines of
the Wellington Colliery Company, nor
the 1,500,000 acres of land along the
railway now in the possession of Mr.
Dunsmuir. The company will, however, take over the steamers Joan
and City of Nanaimo and the Ladysmith ferry.
The Dweller in The
44Shack o' Dreams"
[Vincent Harper, notable writer of fiction, has been working in Viotoria
for two years and has published many short stories in American magazines.
His first novel, a physchological study, is to be published in March.]
" There's a chiel amangyt takiri notes,
And, faith, he'llprentthem"
Mayor Barnard has handed to tho
press a statement concerning the so-
called "secret agreement." entered
into by the council of last year, with
the B. C. Electric Railway Company,
whereby the city agrees to acquire
the rights of the Esquimalt Water
Works Company to the Goldstream
water by purchnse or exproprintion,
if possible, nnd to supply the required amount of water to the tramway company for power purposes at
fixed charges. This agreement is
tentative in character and must be
submitted in due course for the approval of the ratepayers. It gives to
the company sole right to the use of
tlie Goldstream water power, but
Mayor Barnard claims that, reckoning
the nmount of water used by the
company last year, ifj will mean a
revenue of not less thnn $16,000 annually to the city, which will go some
way towards paying the interest on
the capital to he expended—amounting probnbly to rather more than
$1,000,000 on the new water works
Two canning companies with hend-
qnarters at Esquimnlt are about to
go into business. One is the Capital
City Canning nnd Pneking Company,
Ltd., with a capital of $150,000. This
concern is being promoted by Mr.
D. E. Campbell, Captain Cox. Cnpt.
Wm. flrnnt and others. The other is
a "close corporation." the prineipnls
being Messrs. J. H. Todd nnd Sons
and William Munsie. It will be
known ns the Empire Cannery and
will be constricted on a site adjoining thnt of the Capital City Company on Esquimalt harbor.
In a modest little cottage on the
Craigflower road, christened "Shack
o' Dreams" by him who has adopted
it, lives one of the most prominent1
writers of fiction in America to-day,
Mr. Vincent Harper.
Mr. Harper has been in Victoria
and of it for nearly two years, and
yet has to write his first letter to
the local press on the Craigflower
road question the city, water supply,
or the Indian reserve. Great surely
is his self-restraint! But Mr. Harper has been writing other things.
For two years in this "Outpost of
! Empire" he has been working like
a grub of genius spinning through
summer days and winter days, and
often well into the nights a golden
web, the stands of which are eagerly;
gathered up by the best magazines
of the day.
| I turned over on Hibben's counter yesterday the February publications and found the name of Vincent
Harper on six different tables of
contents, Ainslee's, Lippincott's,
Smart Set, Young's, Ladies' Home
Companion, and the Saturday Evening Post, and I don't know how many
I missed. Mr. Harper is an indefatigable worker, but he cannot produce his stories and terse, strong
sketches fast enough to satisfy the
ilemands of his publishers. Why
have we never heard of Mr. Harper
before? Well, you see, he is like
"Lord Bobs;" "he do not advertise." "How can he talk?" said
some one once of some one else, "he
has done the work; the two do not
go together."
A Great Worker.
Besides, Mr. Harper is too busy;
a man who turns out a novel, a
novelette, a short play, a dozen short
stories in a conple of months has no
time to clamour in the market-place
or make speeches about "advertising
Victoria" at the meetings of the
Tourist  Association.
But he is doing good work for Victoria in other ways. His lnst story
in McClure's has its scene laid in
the historic Songhees reserve, and
there is not a magazine editor in America who does not now know that
there is such a city as Victoria on
the map of Canada. It is Mr. Harper's new novel, "The Mortgage on
the Brain," which will establish his
right to a place among the very successful. It is a sl.ong story and
Doubleday, Page & Co. feel that
they will make a hit with it. The
book will appear in Mnrch. I hnve
been privileged to henr the opening
chnpters of it, and it was only a
renlizntion thnt a very busy mnn was
giving me a precious hour that he
would probably steal from much-
needed sleep, that restrained my
Oliver demand for "more." Victorin, presently, will be very proud
when showing to strangers the little
"Shack o' Dreams," where "The
Mortgage on the Brain" wns born.   I
Among Mr. Harper's short stories
the series of hunting tnles appearing in Ainslee's is of the best.
Tlicse began in October, and one has
appeared each month since. Those
already published are "The first
Meet," "By Eminent Domain,"
"From Saturday to Monday," "The
Phantom Ha, Ha" and "Divided."
The editor of Ainslee's says of!
the series: "Though [he wonderful j
exliiliration of a ride to the hounds \
across a broken country can be fully
appreciated only by those who experience it, yet no one can read these
stories, so full of the life and color
of the hunting field, without feeling
the red glow of healthy excitement
of an actual participant The author
has succeeded to an extraordinary
degree in surrounding interesting
people and absorbing action with a
vivid, picturesque and altogether
convincing atmosphere."   ;        9J.iiJ
To the leisure class of Victoria,
I would recommend this series. Hunt
up the back numbers of Ainslee's
and enjoy snappy stories "made on
the premises."
Mr. Harper Chats.
It was on Tuesdny that I interviewed Mr. Harper for The Week.
Mr, Harper is a comparatively young
man, and he has the kindest manner
in the world, and is not in the least
spoilt by his success.
"What do I think of Victoria?"
he said in reply to my question.
"Need I say more than that I expected to be here only a couple of
hours and have been here nearly two
years? Yes—really. I was returning to England from Australia and
New Zealand and was booked through
to London, but when with the other
passengers I took advantage of the
stelamer's short stop at the outer
wharf, and had. a look around Victoria I decided to stop a day or two
before proceeding to Vancouver en
route to the East. I'm here yet! I
thought I hnd seen the loveliest bit
of water in the world when we sailed
down Sydney harbor and out •' between the majestic 'Heads,' but I
changed my mind the morning that
we steamed up your Straits here
and saw the superb Olympics glistening in the sunlight and the matchless
rocky headlands of Vancouver Island with their stately evergreen sentinel firs nnd pines. After several
years' knocking about the South
Sens, too, the delicious crispness of
the air here felt like a tonic. Yes,
you Victorians have the jewel spot
of the Empire—butj, say, Miiss Cameron, honestly, why don't some enterprising select committee operate
at night and burn down your hideous
hoard fences and give pretty much
the whole town a baptism of fresh
paint,? Your people look so solid
and conservative that one wonders
that they tolerate the flimsy nnd
lumber-camp nppearance of the outside of their lovely homes. With
rock so plentiful aud ivy so anxious
to do it.s duty, surely the unpainted
high board fence should go. Shall
I settle here? Ah, that's not an
easy question for a globe-trotter to
answer. I should like to stop here
permanently, and certainly I could
find a climate and other residential
advantages equal to those of Victoria
nowhere else that I know of, but a
literary tramp is never a good prophet of his own future, you know.
About my work? Well, I took up
the writing of fiction only n year ago,
you know, so that it's rather early
to predict much. My short, stories
have been appearing in McClure's,
Ainslee's, Lippincott's, Everybody's,
The Smart Set, Saturday Evening
Post and other American magazines,
nnd many more will appear presently.
His First Novel.
"A novel? Yes, Doubleday, Page &
Co., the well known New York pub- 2
Ushers, have accepted my first novel,
and it is to come out in March. It
is called 'The Mortgage on the
Brain,' and deals with a startling
theory of human personality. The
scene is laid in London and the
characters are types of to-day, while
the action is intensely dramatic and
hinges upon a remarkable old scientist's experiments on the brain of
a woman of singular psychological
development. As you know, the air
is full of speculation as to the spiritual nature of man and the true meaning .of life, the bald materialism of
the great Darwinian school of scien
tists having given place to the new
school of such thinkers as Wallace
and Sir Oliver Lodge. A great English essayist calls the new scientific
spirit 'the renascence of wonder,'
while yet another writer speaks of
the thinking world of to-day as feel
ing 'a deep sense of portals opening.' Yes, it's the soul's innings
now—and the body must take a
back seat for a time. But wait for
the novel!"
A Rolling Stone.
Mr. Harper has been a rolling
stone with a vengeance. He has lived
—not merely visited—in England,
France and Germany, New Zealand,
Australia and many South Sea Islands, and has spent the greater part
of his life in various parts of the
United States, not to mention long
sojourns in Cubt, the Bahamas, Ber-
sojourns in Cuba, the Bahamas, Bermuda and flying visits to pretty well
everywhere else. His stories show
that he is as much at home in Auckland or Honolulu or Singapore, as
he is in New Orleans or Montreal
or Paris or Dresden, while his catholicity of views make him in every
sense a citizen of the world. He, of
course, speaks several languages and
reads still many more.
"What is really the reason, Mr.
Harper, that yon hesitate about casting your lot with us here in Victoria,
since you think it the loveliest and
most attractive place you have ever
seen?" I asked.
"Well, now, you know," he replied after thinking a moment, "to
he frank, every now and then I get
such a thirst for music that I just
have to go to Germany for a good
long musical spree. The operas of
Wagner are for me the last word on
art and emotion and philosophy and
life, Then, too, you know, in Munich or Dresden or Leipsic one can
hear the noblest music of every description, every night in the year,
rendered by masters, and—what appeals to my purse—for a few. cents.
However, Victoria gets nearer Germany every day, and it only takes
two weeks to make the journey—
so, who knows but I may stopt"
Editorial Chat
The purchase of the E. & N. by
the C.P.R. will supply some more
texts for Mr. Lugrin.
• •   •
Real estate is going up in Victoria in expectation of good times
•   •   • 	
Vancouver World says that "Dick
McBride and Col. Whitney are
shaking hands across the mountains." Our Premier is a tall man,
but   not quite long enough in the
arm for that.
• •   •
Nothing will be heard to drop
when the House meets, except perhaps the hopes of the opposition.
• •   •
In the daily rivalry for "news"
between the Colonist and the Times,
Benny Nicholas has been scoring
some notable triumphs this week
over Chas. H. Gibbons. His
"scoops" include the sale of the
E. & N. to the C.P.R., announced on
Monday, text of the contract between the city and the B. C. E. R.,
and the school estimates.
• •   •
Both the Colonist and the Times
are in the field with special summer numbers. Arthur Wheeler is
going through the province for the
If   you   have   beauty,
**»-We   can   take   it;
If  you   have   none,
We   ean   make   it.
Savannah, Photo Studio, Fort St.
The outlook for a "literary Victoria" is brightening perceptibly.
We do not seem to have any Browning societies; but we have an increasing number of people who are
interested in literature. It is to be
hoped that Mr. Vincent Harper, discovered by Miss Cameron for The
Week, will elect to make Vietoria his
headquarters even if he is compelled
to make periodical trips to Germany
to hear music. One of the drawbacks
of life in the Far West is this absence of good music, and many of us
can sympathize with Mr. Harper in
his soul hunger for what undoubtedly
is best as "made in Germany." Mr.
D. W. Higgins, author of the "Mystic
Spring," has not been heard from
very recently but he probably is busy
weilding the instrument that is
"mightier than the sword," and something new from him should be published soon. Agnes Deans Cameron,
one of our hardest literary workers is
gradually "getting there" in the
magazine world. An article from her
pen on the subject of "Humor" has
just been nccepted by The Century
• •   •
Of all the competitions that have
been run in The Week the "Who and
Why" contest seems to have been
the most popular, judging from the
large number of replies received.
Several nre rather good but none of
the competitors showed very much
imaginative capacity. One lady chose
"Andrew Carnegie," because he is
"a man of iron." Another, Mr. G.
C. Anderson, wrote that he would
like to be the Monkey, of The Week,
because he would then "show Mayor
Barnard how to run the tourist nsso-
ciation and how to dispose of the
Songhees problem.   He would ride on
! the water wagon on Sundays and
would show Chief Langley that every
' day is Boxing day in Victoria." Two
readers chose to be John Newbury,
one because he is "the right man in
the right place," and the other because he is the "first Victorian to get
his deserts." A lady selected Mrs.
Joan Dunsmuir because of the great
opportunity for good belonging to the
possession of wealth. Mr. D. Christopher's reply is quite brief and
pointed. He would like to be "the
one who wins this contest because he
gets two dollars." Two competitors
chose to be connected with The
Week one as owner and the other as
editor. I am but human, and cannot
refrain from printing what Mrs. Fre-
dette says, namely. "The editor of
The Week, because The Week is a
strictly up-to-date, newsy, little paper, full of humor. Every householder
should be a subscriber." J. E. B.
sends a reply of a different character
to any of those referred to. "If I had
to be somebody else I would not like
to be at all," because " 'We, ignorant of ourselves, beg often our own
harms, which the wise powers deny
us for our own good, so find we profit by losing of our prayers,' and
'We are such stuff as dreams are
made of, and our little life is rounded
with a sleep.' " After due consideration the prize has been awarded
to Mr. J. B. Farquhar, Vancouver.
His reply is "the owner of The
Week, because I would then he the
greatest philanthropist in Victoria as
I should be working day and night to
make The Week strong." As readers hardly have yet "got onto" the
possibilities of the Who and Why
contest, it will be repeated next
week.   See that your answers arrive
at the office by Thursday.
• •   •
A correspondent in Kamloops
writes enclosing some social news for
publication in "your popular little
paper." Needless to say, the news
is published. The Week always is
glad to receive brief news 'tems from
up-country readers.
• •   •
A correspondent in Victoria West
wants to know what has happened
to Mr, Augustus Smitherins. and
whether his last misadventure proved
fatal.   Augustus is not dend, and his
fifth misadventure will, space permitting, be published in the next number. A reply to Miss Cameron's argument on "Mixed vs. Separate
Schools" also has been held over
until next week.
The Marysville smelter is to be
in operation about March 1st.
• •   •
The Nelson Copper Syndicate has
been incorporated with a capital of
$10,000 in $100 shares.
• •   •
The St. Eugene mine at Moyie had
for its share upwards of 50 per cent
of the lead bounty earned last month.
• •   •
The Le Roi No. 2 Company of
Rossland will pay a dividend of two
shillings a share. This will make
dividends of three shillings a share
for the year 1904. After paying the
two shilling dividend and writing off
$60,000 for depreciation and mine development the company   will   have
$80,000 in the treasury.
• •   •
The price of lead on the London
market has now risen to 12 pounds
12s. 6d., and in consequence the full
Dominion bounty is not now obtainable by the lead miners. At the present rate the bounty paid is 72.28 cents
per hundred pounds of lead, instead
of 75 cents, the full bounty. The
price of silver keeps climbing and is
now 61.38 cents.
• •   •
Stuart Henderson, M. P., and associates, of Ashcroft, have sold their
copper claims, twelve miles from Ashcroft, to the Marcus Daly people, M.
K. Rogers completing the negotiations, whicli partook of the nature of
a short bond, which is understood to
be taken up at once; the price to he
paid is $150,000. Mr. Henderson
makes about $50,000 on the deal. Mr.
Henderson acquired one of the claims
some time ago and gradually bought
out other owners.
• *   »
The total amount paid out at the
three Crow's Nest collieries fior
wages in December was $123,643, dis
tributed as follows.
Coal Creek $69,989
Carbonado 17,537
Michel 36,117
• •   •
J. H. Trevoirow, formerly foreman
of the Snowshoe mine, Phoenix, is
sampling the Center Star and War
Eagle mines at Rossland, in view of
proposed amalgamation of the Snow-
shoe, Le Roi, Center Star and War
Eagle. Professor R, D. Brock has
about completed his examination of
the properties.
• •   •
A short option has been given on
the Bay claim for $60,000. The property is owned bp Messrs. Fuller and
Hall, of Greenwood, and has a most
remarkable showing of free gold, the
ore in the 40-foot shaft being speckled all through and through with
particles of the yellow stuff. The
claim is a very promising property,
being located in the immediate vicinity of the Silver King and Silver
Cloud and not far from the Skylark,
and is the only claim so far discovered in that locality in which the
values are all in gold. About forty
tons of ore that, it is said, goes hundreds of dollars to the ton, are on
the dump.
• *  *
A report is published in eastern
financial papers that the Granby
cleared about $65,000 in the month of
December. For the week ending
January 17th, 23,166 shares changed
hands on the Boston stock exchange,
the price being around $5.25 per
• •   •
A large electric plant is projected
at Bull river, in Southeast Kootenay. The plant will render available a stream of water flowing 400
cnbic feet a second and will develop
ten to twelve thousand horse power.
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup,
Pickles and Sauce are condiments
that should be in every house. Price
and quality second to none.
The price of The Week is $1 a
year to any address on this conti
nent or in Great Britain.
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
CHAS. HAYWARD, Prisidsnt. F- CASELTON, Managm.
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General Work.
We Carry a Large and Complete Line of every class of Undertaking
Goods. We have an Experienced Staff, holding diplomas of leading
embalming colleges, and  available day or night.
We Arc Commended by those who have employed us.
Our Prices 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 best—
This we can give you.
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British    Columbia     Species
Named  After Curator
Because Mr. Frank Kermode,
curator of the provincial museum,
was the first to bring to the notice
of the scientific world the existence
oiJTa rare and peculiar species of
white bear in British Columbia, the
New York Naturalist Society has
christened this kind of bruin with
the name of "Ursus Kennodei,"
and at last reports Mr. Kermode is
understood to have survived th«
shock of being so closely connected
with the bear tribe and of seeing his
name Latinized. Also, he is bearing up against the tide of correspondence in the daily papers from
gentlemen who have> shot white
bears, or would have if their rifle
had been sighted properly.
Mr. S. Perry Mills informs The
Week that these bears, whose paws
and teeth as well as their color are
distinct from those of other species, have been shot from time to
time in Northern British Columbia.
Some years ago one of these brutes
weighing 200 pounds was shot in
the Skeena country, 2,300 miles
south of the haunts of the polar
hear. When Dr. Hornaby, a naturalist, was here some time ago,
he discovered a white hear skin in
Mr. Joseph Boscowitz's raw warehouse, and about 18 months ago
Mr. Mills found two cubs, about six
months old, with creamy colored
coats, at MacMillan's fur store.
The cubs are now in the possession
of the provincial museum, Mr. Mills
having directed Mr. Kermode's attention to them. Dr. Hornaby has
recently written a paper on these
bears and declares them to belong
to a type not previously on the visiting list in scientific circles.
Some of the correspondents on the
subject seem to be quite angry
about this white bear business.
Mr. Fred Foster, for instance. He
shot one of them on Gribble Island
and sold it to Mr. Kermode last
It is quite clear that this rare
and much-to-be-prized beast has
narrowly escaped being christened
"Ursus Perrimillibus" or
Fosteri" or even "Ursus
whichitwas." It—speaking collectively— ought; to be glad that it has
escaped so easily. Some of those
names would be quite hard to bear.
• •   •
The Celtics, as a result of last
Saturday's game with the S.ham-
rocks, are Association football
champions of the Mainland this
yanr, and are to meet the winning
team in the Island league for the
championship  of the province.
• •   •
Two Island Association football
league matches were played last
Saturday afternoon. They were between Victoria United and H.M.S.
Egeria at the Canteen grounds and
H.M.S. Bonaventure and the Garrison at Work Point. The former
resulted in victory for the local
eleven by a score of 4 to 2 goals.
The second was won by the Garrison, the score being 8 to 1.
• •   •
Last Snturday the Victoria
hockey team defeated the Roynl
Engineers at Oak Bay by 5 gonls
to 2. It was a very exciting game
until near the close.
• •   •
Thc Victoria ladies' second
hockey team wns beaten by the
Nanaimo ladies at Oak Bay last
Saturday, the score being 3 goals
to nil. In the evening the local and
visiting "hockey girls" had a
jaunt to the Redmond theatre and
supper at Mrs. Clay's, Fori street.
• •   •
Mr. B. J. Perry on Tuesday evening defeated Mr. H. Walton in a
billiard    game    of   300 up by 47
• •   •
The members of the Victoria
Hunt Club enjoyed another good
run on Saturday last. The going
was a little heavy, owing to the rain
However, they managed to get some
good jumping. The meet was
from Captain Devereux's residence
on Bay street, and the course led
over Messrs. Tolmie% McCrae's
Cann's, Borden's, Glendenning's and
King's land, finishing up at Cedar
Hill. If the frost disappears the next
run will take place on Saturday at
2.30 p.m. sharp from the Gorge bridge.
Those who were out last Saturday
were: Mrs. Bland, MisB V. Pooley,
Miss K. Devereux, Miss Langley,
Mr. Bradburn, Col. English,
Messrs. Geary, Yates, Hughes, Spearman, Langworthy, L. H. Garnett
and  Captain  Cockburn.
♦ «   •
The sixth hockey league match
of the season will be played at
Work Point this afternoon between
the Victoria nnd the R. G. A. teams.
It is expected to be a fast game
• •   •
"Kid" Krnnt, of Seattle, has
challenged the winner of the Clark-
O'Brien boxing match to take place
in this city next Thursday.
The crown has completed the case
against Wong On and Wong Gow,
on re-trial in the special assize court
for the murder of the Chinese theatre manager, Man Quan. The evi-.
dence for the defence is expected to
occupy the best part of next week.
• •   •
Thos. Love, of Sapperton, has
elected to take three months in gaol
in preference to paying a ten-dollar
fine inflicted by the New Westminster
police magistrate, for assaulting Mrs,
»   •   «
A long fight was made in the supreme coui't„ Vancouver, on Tuesday
and Wednesdny, by Mr. Joseph Martin, K. C, for his client, Dr. Vereert-
brugghen, of Kamloops, who is appealing from the cancellation of his
licence to practice medicine in British Columbia. The business of the
court was to determine as to whether
the appellant, had had a fair trial.
Mr. Martin pointed out that his client
had said something to hurt the
feelings of Dr. Proctor, a member of
the medical council, and that tbe
council had demanded an apology.
This being refused, his client s name
was struck off the register. He
thought the medical council was
created to safeguard the public interests against unskilled physicians,
but how the interests of the public
were affected through Dr. Proctor's
personal feelings he did not know.
Mr. A. E. McPhillips, K. C, then
presented his argument for the medical council. Mr. Justice Morrison
said the drafting of the Medical Act
was a most stupid piece of work.
Mr. McPhillips, for the medical council, suggested that the court order
the appellant to apologize to Dr.
Proctor, as he wns originally ordered
to do by the medical council. His
Lordship doubted whether the medical council could strike a man off the
rolls for ungentlemanly conduct.
The question was whether the courts
had any right to consider the evi-,
dence in such cases beyond deciding
as to the fairness of the trial of the
accused by the medical council. Judgment was reserved,
ment was reserved. On Thursday,
His Lordship decided in favor of
both doctors and ordered them reinstated on the roll of the College of
Physicians and Surgeons.
• •   •
The Victoria county court still is
without a judge. Hon. Mr. Fitzpat-
rick states that Mr. W. W. B. Mclnnes' name will be among those considered when the time comes for making the appointment.
• *   •
The two men who tried to blow up
the safe in Messrs. Johns Bros.' store,
Douglns street, on Sunday last, have
been arrested in Seattle. A revolver
and burglar's tools were found on
the men. They are said to hnve bad
• •   •
A few weeks ago several persons
representing the Dominion Art Co.,
of Montreal, canvassed Phoenix to
secure enlargement orders for photographs—special stress being laid on
the statement that there wns no expense whntever incurred.    In more
than one case the officious and persistent solicitors had to be almost
kicked out of residences. Last week
the denouement came. S. Singer,
representing the concern, arrived and
began delivering the pictures, beautifully framed. There was no cost
for the enlarging, but the frames
cost from $2.50 to $20 each. In one
place the $5 demanded was paid and
informntion given to the city clerk.
Thnt official immediately procured a
summons for Mr. Singer, who was
hauled before Police Magistrate
Williams, who made him take out a
license for $50, the amount required
by the by-law for six months' license. Singer tried to beg off at half
price, but was ndvised to pay up or
he might be fined in addition.
• •   •
Premier McBride has been appointed King's Counsel by His Honor the
Lieut.-Governor. Messrs. R. W.
Harris, C. B. McNeill, G. H. Cowan,
J. H. Senkler, A. P. Luxton, J. A.
Macdonald and H. A. McLean (deputy attorney general) have been accorded similar honors.
• •   •
Police Magistrate Williams, of
Vancouver, has given a decision that
seemingly invalidates the by-law enforcing the closing of hotel barrooms (hiring certain hours; it being
held that persons resident in a hotel
can be served with liquor at any
• •   •
Mr. Justice Morrison astonished
the attorneys of Vancouver by taking chamber business at night last
• •   •
'.'Fernie," says "The Ledge" of
that city, "needs a resident county
judge. The city is the scene of more
civil nnd criminal court cases than
probably any other city in the interior of British Columbia, and yet
for the lack of judges, law and justice alike suffer io the greatest city
of East Kootennj The city if fiDed
with energetic people and we are surprised that they do not make a fight
for better judicial  administration."
The city's contract with the
Electric Railway Company is rough
on the editors. Takes n deal of nn-
• •   •
Too Many Cooks.—In its editorial
columns of Thursday, the Colonist;
approves the decision of Mr. Prefontaine to close the snlmon fishing
during 1906 and 1908. In its news
columns of the same date the decision is referred to as an "illjndged
action."   You takes your choice!
• •   •
Not an Antidote.—"In the police
court this morning one drunk nnd
incapable wns treated  to the usual
dose."—The Columbian.
• »   •
Mr. S. C. Bell, the well known
butcher, late of Duncans, has stnrted
business this week at 52 Fort street.
Those who want good ment should
patronise him.
• •   •
Announcement in the morning
fibber notwithstanding, Mr. W. H.
Finlayson, renl estate ngent of this
city, hns not moved his office, but
can still bo found ready to do business in his quarters over Morris'
tobacco store.
• *   •
The few people who have ventured to read thc "Grandmother's"
column in the Colonist nnd have acquired temporary dottjness thereby,
want to know whether the critical
genius who signs columns of dramatic clippings from other papers
with the sweet-sounding name of
"Greasepaint" and who must be
so busily occupied in "snssiety
suckles," has nlso become a grand-
• •   •
About next week people will find
out whether there is any truth in
the prophesies that the McBride
government is to go the way of all
governments when the representatives of the country get together.
The most delicious sweetment now
on the market in Victorin nnd nt thc
same time the most wholesome, is
the HOME-MADE BUTTER TOFFEE, manufactured by W. R. Hartley, 74 Yates street.
A Twentieth
The ordinary Century Plant is
supposed to bloom but once in
a hundred years, not so with the
Twentieth Century Plant of the
blossoms every day of the year
with the choicest productions of
the Printer's Art.
This plant is installed in the
old church building on the corner
of Gordon and Courtney Streets.
Telephone 220.
Lard.   Lard.   Lard,
Kettle Rendered—In 3 lb. tins 40c, 5 lb. tins 65c.
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.
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The " Who and
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Negotiations are proceeding between Mr. James Dunsmuir and the
officials of the Canadian Pacific Railway which may result at any moment
in a definite announcement that the
big corporation has purchased the
Esquimalt and Nanaimo railway. We
are informed, also, that representatives of the Grand Trunk Pacific
company were negotiating for the island railway and that there was some
rivalry between these companies for
ownership of the road. At the
time of writing, however, it seems
clear that the Canadian Pacific railway has won out. Victorians
are greatly interested in the outcome
of these negotiations and are divided
in opinion as to which corporation
would do most for Victoria. Some
people consider that the purchase of
the railway by the Canadian Pacific
company will prevent the Grand
Trunk from making Victoria "the
terminus of the new transcontinental
railway." So far as the word "terminus" means an actual railway terminus, and includes the scheme of
railroad ferries across Bute Inlet, our
opinion is that there is no chance
whatever of Victoria becoming such
a terminus for many, many years to
come. It is unfortunate for Victoria
that so many able, public-spirited
citizens have pinned their faith to
this dream of the city becoming the
"terminus of a transcontinental railway," and have, as a result, somewhat neglected to encourage projects
of a more feasible character that
would prove of almost equal benefit.
It is notorious that the Grand Trunk
Pacific people will want a city of
their own for the terminus of their
railway, and that, as a great portion
of the freight on the railway will
com,e from the Orient, that city is
likely to be situated so as to afford
the shortest route for the Oriental
trade. But it is equally certain that
the Grand Trunk Pacific will require
southern connections. The new railway could not afford to be isolated
from the great and growing shipping
tjrade of Victoria, Vancouver nnd
Puget Sound ports. It must have
feeders. We know that there is more
than one project on foot to construct
railways from Vancouver and other
points on the Mainland to tap the
Grand Trunk Pacific line, nnd it is
not at all surprising that the new
transcontinental railway company
should desire a fast connection of
its own with the south or thnt it
should see in the Esquimalt and Nanaimo road a convenient link in such
a system. The extension of this railway to a northern point on the isl
and and a fast steamship service between that point and the mainland
terminus of the Grand Trunk line
would afford an excellent passenger
nnd freight route and bring the
northern railway into close connection with the trade of Southern British Columbia and Puget Sound. Thii
would operate to the great advantage
of Victoria and make the city a shipping point of first importance on the
Pacific west.
On the other hand, the plans of
the Canadian Pacific railway company are not so clear. It is highly
improbable that the company would
expend several millions on the purchase of the island railway for the
sole purpose of "heading off" the
rival of the north. If the C. P. R.
buys the E. & N., the C. P. R. means
to do something with it. It is obvious that the island railway would
afford the C. P. R. an alternative
route to Victoria. The Princess Victoria could steam from Vancouver to
Nanaimo in less than two hours, and
a train could travel from Nanaimo
to Victoria in the same time; possibly the whole trip might not occupy more than three and one-half
hours if the E. & N. railway was put
into first-class condition.
But the reduction in the time
taken between Vancouver and Victoria is not of first importance to
the Canadian Pacific Company, and it
is certain that the company entertains plans for the development of
the island railway system. The extension of the railway to the north
—a project dear to the hearts of all
Victorians interested in the opening
up of Vancouver island—may be part
of these plans. We hope it is. But
tliere are other directions in which
railroad construction might be carried on in Vancouver island. The
building of a railway from Nanaimo
to Alberni, for instance, has been discussed before now, and it is greatly
desired by Vancouver people, and for
all wo know the C. P. R. company
may design this road, over which
Oriental traffic could be carried to
the mouth of the Alberni canal, and
considerable time saved. This plan
certainly would not work to Victoria's advantage. It would mean
that a new port on the Alberni canal
would become the first and last port
of call for the C. P. R. Oriental
steamers. This route, however, would
not be nearly so valuable for the
Oriental traffic as that afforded by
the extension of the railway to the
north end of the island, and the establishment of a port there, and this,
in our opinion, is the most probable
intention of the company.
These remarks are intended only
to suggest some of the considerations
involved in the ownership of the E.
& N. railway. There can be little
doubt but that the road will very soon
change hands, and while Victoria
probably would benefit more by the
acquisition of the railway by the
"Irand Trunk Pacific than by the Can-
idian Pacific Company, any change
•esulting in increased railway facili-
ies and the development of the resources of Vancouver island will be
velcomed by Victorians.
The announcement that the Minster of Mnrine and Fisheries ha>
'ecided to accede to the request oi
he Puget Sound and other salmor
mining corporations and recommend
•n order-in-council closing our fish
rics during the years 1906 and 190'
'as caused dismay in the ranks o'
he Fraser river fishermen. It ha1
cen realized for some time pnst tha-
leasures of protection are necessar
f the sockeye fishery is to be pre
erved, but the measure which M'
Vefontaine proposes to adopt is ill
dvised and, we think, ill-considerer1
"he recent policy of the Dominio'
uthorities in regard to the fisherie
f British Columbia has been incon
istent and suggests the dictation o'
orporations whose interests nre no'
ecessnrily identical with the inter
sts of the large body of flshcrmei
"ho depend upon the fishing industr
'or a livelihood. If, as is generalb
dmitted, the sockeye salmon need r
irger measure of protection than i'
ITorded by existing regulations, thf
iction of the government last year
in granting permission for the use ot
fish traps certainly was unjustifiable.
The argument adduced in favor of
fish traps, that as the Puget Sound
canners were taking Fraser river salmon in traps, British Columbia canners should be permitted to use the
same means of depleting the fishery,
is too narrow to appeal to the judgment of uninterested persons. Canada might have been in a position to
say to the Puget ""Sound canners:
"The Fraser river fishery is deteriorating because you are using illegitimate means of taking the fish.
Close up your traps and we will extend our closed season or take other
action to protect the fishery that we
mutually may agree upon as adequate." But since traps have been
established in British Columbia
waters, we are all in the same boat.
The trap licensing was the first move
made under the influence of the corporations. Now, at the instance of
the Puget Sound canners, of the B.
C. Packers' Association and of the
Alaska Packers' Association, Mr.
Prefontaine decides in favor of closing up the fisheries altogether for
two out, of the next three years. This,
clearly, is inconsistent. Mr. Prefontaine may find excuse for the course
he has pursued in his ignorance of
the whole subject of the Pacific
Coast fisheries, but admitting his ignorance, is he justified in hurriedly
accepting the suggestions of "experts" at Ottawa or of servants of
canning corporations, and coming to
a decision of so great importance to
one of our chief industries?
It may be argued that the canning
corporations are quite as much interested iu getting the most out of
the salmon fishery as the fishermen.
It is a question of dividends for the
one and of a livelihood for the other.
And, unfortunately, the canners may
secure their dividends during the
closed years by a very simple process and without the expense of operating their plants in British Columbia or Puget Sound. The fishermen may go starve or find some other
occupation; the canners will make a
handsome profit out of the enhanced
value of their surplus stocks of previous years and out of the increased
prices they will obtain during the
closed years for the fish taken in
Alaskan waters. It is nil a mntter of
demand and supply, and just as soon
as the supply decreases the price can
be increased.
There can be no doubt as to what
is the correct policy to pursue.    All
traps should be closed during 1906
and 1908, and the time during which
net fishing is permitted should   be
reduced in those years so as to allow
the salmon longer periods during the
season in which they could ascend the
Fraser river   undisturbed    to their
spawning beds.    This policy  would
not be so acceptable to the canners,
but, if anything, the interests of foreign capitalists  and of a few rich
people resident in British Columbia
should receive less consideration from
the government than the interests of
mse who depend upon their labor
or a livelihood.   That is one of the
'rst principles of liberal statesman-
However, it does not seem probable
hat Mr. Prefontaine's decision will
esult in the demand of the canners
eing enforced. It is a long time be-
ore next year, and many things may
inppen in the interim.
eminent resulting in the Royal City
receiving the grant of $50,000 for
the Dominion exhibition this year.
Victoria had hoped to have the exhibition here, but it is generally realized that New Westminster, as the
centre of the oldest and most important agricultural district of the
province, has just, if not equal, claims
tp the big show. The exhibition
should prove beneficial to the interests of the whole province, and Victoria will be well represented. 1905
is to be a great year in British Columbia, and it will be strange if the
province does not begin to experience some of that "prosperity of
Canada" which we hear so much
about and have not yet enjoyed.
The Czar has regained a little self-
possession and on Wednesday received a deputation of workmen from
the leading factories of St. Petersburg and gave personal assurances
of his intention to ameliorate the
conditions of labor. The imperial
family has given $25,000 to aid the
families of the victims of the massacre of January 22nd. Owing to
the strength of the administration,
the tide of revolt appears to
have been stemmed in St. Petersburg, and the Czar's promises,
which may or may not be fulfilled,
will probably assist to restore order.
Elsewhere in Rnssia, however, the
strike movement is spreading and no
one can judge what may happen in
the immediate future.
The Kaslo Kootenaian (Liberal)
approves the dismissal of Mr. S. H.
Green from the office of postmaster
at Kaslo on account of his alleged
participation iu behalf of the Conservatives during the recent general
elections. The Kootenaian, however,
admits that Mr. Green was an efficient postmaster. We confess to be
quite unable to understand how the
political faith of a civil servant can
be held an excuse for his dismissal.
Civil servants are not servants of any
political party or organization, but
of the state, or, in other words, of
the people as a whole. The Kootenaian, ince other partizans in Canada,
is blinded to any sense of justness
and fails to perceive thnt the vast
majority of sensible people do not
care a cent whether their postmasters nre Liberals or Conservatives, so
lonj,' as they are efficient in their duties. According to the Kootenainu,
"the immediate cnuse lending up to
the action of the Liberal Association
was the action of Mr. Green at the
time of the Dominion election, wheu
on a date immediately before election
day, he allowed Hon. R. F. Green,
then engaged in an active political
campaign against our present Liberal member, and Mr. Geo. Stott of
this city, to occupy tlie private portion of the post office during the sorting and distributing of the mail, for
a period of upwards of two hours,
further testimony was forthcoming
hat during such illegal occupancy of
he post office the gentlemen named
vere engaged in electioneering
,vork."   Rubbish!
The Colonist expresses surprise
hat the police do not enforce the law
gainst the "class of people who, in
lie capacity of soothsayers, clairvoy-
nts, seers, or future tellers, lay claim
o an occult ability to penetrate the
nysteries of earth." The reason, in
ur opinion, is a very just one. The
aw itself is a sort of survival of the
Id, superstitious laws against
vitches and wizards, and should have
io place on the statute books of a
ane state. There are, however, a
nrge number of people who believe
n, or at least take an interest in
lairvoyancy nnd fortune telling, and
here is no reason why such prac-
Hces should be made illegal. It is a
"ree country.
We congratulate the citizens of
Vew Westminster on the change of
heart experienced by the Ottawa gov-
Rough on Ralph!
Ladysmith is waiting patiently for
the wise men at Ottawa to say what
we shall have in the way of public
improvements. So far, nothing is in
sight. It is, however, we believe, expected that there will be a reasonable
amount placed in the supplemen-
taries to give us at least some reason
to believe that Ladysmith is in the
district represented by Mr. Smith.
My Friend, the Enemy.
Despatches from Ottawa indicate
the intention of the Laurier government to close the Fraser river against
the fishermen resident on its banks,
whose birthright it is to take the
fish that swarm in the stream. While
this atrocious act is in contemplation,
the gentleman for whom the ministerial corruption fund purchased the
seat for New Westminster, appears
to be a consenting party.—New Westminster Columbian.
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The Wise Course.
It has been announced that this
year the great circus combinations
will discard all other forms of advertising and stick to newspaper publicity on a much larger scale than
ever. Circus promoters are students
of human nature, and the business
man who does not believe in newspaper advertising could take a leaf
from their notebooks to advantage —
Phoenix Pioneer.
• •   •
Cold in Steele.
The naked truth sometimes makes
ns shiver.—Fort Steele Prospector.
• •   •
Popular Education.
The children attending our pub-.
lie schools should be thoroughly
grounded in reading, writing and
arithmetic. * * » Instead,
their time is given to smatterings of
subjects, with which they make very
little progress. Perhaps, some day,
our common schools will return to
something like the simple course of
study that prevailed before the age
of fads came in—Cumberland News.
• •   •
They Hate to Pay.
Even as we pen these lines, scores
of agitated gentlemen in all walks of
life are dancing like bears on hot
plates before the Assessment Commission at Victoria, shrieking agonized protests against any scheme of
financial reform which shall require
them to foot the bills run up by the
extravagance and bad mnnngement at
which they themselves connived in
years    not so long gone by.—B. C. J
Mining Exchange.
• •   •
Canada's Need.
We need a more independent press |
in Canada, one that will hold its head*
up and dictate terms, instead of becoming servile in order to catch a I
job of printing, or dwell with the ,
toads when a competitor is after the
snme ads.—Fernie Ledge.
• •   •
The Two Per Cent Tax.
Mr. J. J. Campbell, of the Hall
Mines smelter, and certain of his sat-"
ellites, appear to be raising "a tempest in a teapot" over the 2 per cent
tax. We think the question can very
well be left to the government and
those engaged in developing our mining interests.—Sandon Standard.
• »  *
Whacking the Girls.
Another wholesale flogging occurred at the school Tuesday, the
girls catching it.    Discipline is the
order of the day.—Slocan Drill.
• •   •
Don't Be Cheap.
Some chump in Ontario is advocating a reduction of the salary paid
to the members of the Dominion parliament. At the present time they
receive about $1,500, just about what
a good clerk would receive in a store
that was doing a big business. Instead of reducing the amount, the
Herald would like to see the amount
increased to at least $5,000. It is
only right that the people should
give their representatives a chance
to be honest.—Cranbrook Herald.
Fernie Telephone Trouble.
The trouble at Fernie over the attempt of the Telephone Company to
erect its lines in defiance of the civic
authorities shows the danger of issuing blanket charters over rights
which should clearly belong to the
civic authorities. The people of this
province will back up Fernie to the
utmost in vindicating those rights —
Kootenay Mail.
•   •   •
No Room for the Ladies.
There is no space in this issue to
mention the belles of the ball.—-Kootenay Mail.
Nobody Likes Them.
It is tiresome to read the ill-digested vapourings of some of the Liberal papers on the tax question.
Everyone knows that taxes, of any
kind, are an unpleasant necessity,
only justified by the needs of the government.—Kamloops Standard.
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Mr. Newbury's Appointment.
A wonderful thing has happened
at Victoria, where the post of collector of customs has been conferred
on the deserving man who has been,
deputy collector   for   a   generation. r
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The cottages are fully equipped with
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Furniture now in houses can be purchased on auctioneer's valuation, if desired.
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This is a good thing; look into it.
instead of the left.    She has been
treated, by error, for lung disease.
Mr. Haigh, for ten years connected with the California fruit packing
business, has taken over the management of the Moore Preserving Company, of New Westminster. Mr, W.
J. Mathers is president and Mr. A. E.
White secretary of the company. It
is the intention to putj up a lot of
fruit this season.
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The construction of the New Westminster bridge has increased business
in the Royal City. The average attendance of horses and teams at the
weekly market has risen from 72 to
120. The average daily traffic over the
bridge is 50 teams and 150 persons on
foot. The city council lias decided to
increase accommodation at the city
Just Received
A large consignment of
Extra flue quality.
Ask for Price Lists.
Johnston's Seed Store
City Market.
Native Sons' Dance:
The Native Sons will give their
annual dance in the Assembly
Rooms next Friday evening. This
will be the last hip: function of this
kind before Lent, and a large attendance is anticipated. The price
of tickets is $2 for gentlemen and
$1.50 for ladies, and can be procured
at the following places. Challoner
& Mitchell, Sea & Gowen, T. N.
Hibben & Co., Fletcher Bros., W. &
J. Wilson, Victoria Book & Stationery Co., M, & H. A. Fox. The
Native Sons have established an
excellent reputation as entertainers
and next Friday's event is going to
be the best on record. A splendid
orchestra, under the direction of P.
H. Nason, Mns. Doc, has been engaged to supply the music. It will
consist of eleven instruments.
5O Cents per Month,
the Latest Novels
86 Yates Street
Mr. John C. Newbury, the new collector, is not a politician, so it is not
a case of a wire-puller in office having had the inside track. The com-
) petition for this place was so keen
that the government kept it open for
ing from five to thirty acres, and will
  be put on the market in the near
Items of Interest Gathered From All future for fruit growers.
Pasts of British Columbia. •   »   •
  Ladysmith wants a court house, a
A petition will be presented to the gaol and improvements to the school
I two" years, while the local adminis- Provincial Legislature asking for a house and is grumbling because Par-
trators of the patronage endeavored grant of $3,000 per mile in aid of ker Williams, M. P. P., has not shown
to reconcile the conflicting claims to the construction of an electric rail-
; preferment. When spoilsmen fall way between New Westminster and
out, deserving officials sometimes get Chilliwack. The rich agricultural
taerr..me shrdl cmf shr shr cmfwyu municipalities of Chilliwack, Sumas,
their due—New   Westminster   Co- Matsqui and Langley have promised
free  and exclusive use of the high
. lunibian.
•   •   •
City Contract With B. 0. E. B.
The cloud of mystery in which the
transaction as between the city and
the tramway company was enveloped
from the beginning of negotiations
was bound to create suspicion that
our representatives were not acting
witli a single eye to the true interests
of the ratepayers. Circumstances
which need not be specifically mentioned * * » naturally tended to increase the distrust of the
people. We believe Mayor Barnard
nnd those members of the late and
I of the present city council who sanctioned the execution of the agree-
j ment in question are now prepared
|l to admit that it would have been infinitely better if     *     •     *     the
up lately in that part of his constituency.
According to the Spokesman-Review, the C. P. R. is behind Mr. Cor-
bin's Spokane-Crow's Nest   railway
Police Commissioners:
The following gentlemen have been
appointed police and license commissioners in Victoria, Vancouver and
New Westminster: Victoria—Police,
Aid. Goodacre and George Russell;
license, Aid. Jas. Douglas and Mr.
J. II. S. Matson. Vancouver—Police,
Aid. Bethune and Mr. D. Malcolm;
license, Messrs. Thos. Duke and C.
H. Macaulay. New Westminster-
Police, Mr. J. S. Annandale and Aid.
Jardine; license, Messrs. Percy Ven-
ables and J. Jacanes.
The Taylor Mill Co.,
All kinds of Building Material,
210 Government St. Victoria, B.C.
Ladies Hats Artistically Trimmed and
made up,   customers furnishing their
own trimming?,
ed and cleaned,
Panama hats re-block-
65% Fort street
Hotel Davies
Our Rooms aie the most central, the
best furnished and most comfortable in
the city.
The famous Poodle Dog Restaurant in
the building.   Cuisine unexcelled.
ways and exemption from taxation seheme> whlch may connect with the
for a period of ten years.   The pro- Kootenay Central  bringing Spokane
posed railway would    be  of great ,nt° to«ch ™* th« mTaln llne°f th*
' C. P. R. at Golden.   It is said to be
the intention eventually to build a
line north from Golden into the Cariboo and Peace River country. The
surveys for the Kootenay Central are
yearly completed. The Kootenay
Central hold, as the Kootenay, Cariboo and Pacific, a charter for a road
from Golden to the coast via Peace
river and Hazelton to a point near
public business had been transacted,1 P8"?'8 car shoPs at New Westmln"
as all public business ought to be ster wlU be 0CC"Pied for sotne time
transacted, before the eyes of the j constructing cars for the Vancouver-
people primarily concerned.   But     * j steveston route.
I      *     *     we are bound to accept 1
lv their statements that the public in- The Ladysmith city band has ac-
terests demanded secrecy. Mayor | quiijB"d a set of uniforms made by
Barnard contends, and no doubt the j De Mouten Bros., of Greenville, 111.
benefit to the New Westminster district.
•   •   • "*"""""
J. G. Simpson, a grocer of Nelson,
has "skipped out" to the American
side leaving many liabilities and few
assets behind him. He sold his household furniture privately and collected all the book debts that he could.
He had been in business in Nelson
for about five years.
Dr. Doherty, a young Eastern Can-
In Fernie last year $250,000 worth adial)j reeen(h assistant to the sup.
of new buildings were erected, and in 1 erintendent of the Provincial Hospi-
Cranbrook $100,000. j tal for the Insan6) New Westminster,
and at present in Ymir, has been appointed to succeed Dr. Manchester as
Wood Piping:
Mr. A. G. H. Potts, 6 View street,
has been appointed agent for the
Canadian Pipe Company of Vancouver. The wooden piping is fast coming into favor, and is now used extensively in Vancouver, Spokane,
Seattle and other cities in this part
of the world. It is said to be
cheaper and more durable than iron
piping, and it is easily handled.
Independent Foraatera.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets in No. 1 Ha"
A. 0. C. W., ist and 3rd Tuesdaya at 8 p. m.
Thos. Le Metseurler, Fin. Sec, Garbally Rd.
R. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec., iqi Chatham Steeet.
Fraternal Order ef Baglea.
Victoria Aerie No. is F. 0. K. meeta e»ery
Wednesday evening in Eagle Hall, Adelphl
Block, at 8:30 p. m. Sojour.. ug brothers made
welcome. Joseph Wochter, rt. President; Praak
LeRo» w. Secretary.
Light. Na.
X. €>. P.
Meets an  and 4th Wednesday in each montk
1 K. ol P. Hall, Douglas St.   Vis
cordially invited to all meetings.
in K. of P. Hall, Douglas St.   Visiting members
The B. C. Electric Railway Com-
council that supported him will stand
by his statement, that the agreement
with the tramway company is essential to the consummation in view—
"the acquirement   of   a satisfactory
1 water works system for the city   of
[Victoria.   If that be true, as a municipality we occupy a rather humiliat-
ling position.—Victoria Times.
[STRAWBERRIES, Etc., home grown
land home made. Insist on having
Messrs. Cooper & Linklater, the
Iwell ..nown talors, have been clearing
tint winter goods at low rates and are
preparing for the early spring trade
Lvith a fine lot of goods. They are
Inaking a specially just now of dress
The uniforms are made of dark blue
cloth with black facings and gold
scrolls on the sleeves and collars.
•   •   •
The Okanagan Farmers' Institute
has adopted a strong resolution protesting against the inadequate service on the Shuswap & Okanagan
*  *  *
Manager Alexander, of the Canadian Real Properties Company, is enthusiastic over the prospects of the
Fruitlands (Kamloops) irrigation
scheme. The estate contains 4,000
acres and is fourteen miles long by
six wide. A canal has been constructed the entire length of the
property and will afford irrigation to
every part of the estate.   The prop-
superintendent of the institution.
An effort is now being made to reorganize the Yiiiir Citizens' Association which did good work in the past,
hut which since the death of its president, W. Ross, J. P., has been somewhat irregular in its meetings.
In the estimates for the Pacific division of the C. P. R, will be included
the sum of $120,000 for additional
tracks and trestles along the Vancouver wharf front, and a quarter of
a million for a jetty wharf.
• •   *
The annual financial statement of
the city of Phoenix shows that the
excess of assets over liabilities is
over $18,000 this year, or nearly $4,-
000 more than a year ago. Thc only
outstanding obligation of the city is
for $7,500 to the Bank of Montreal,
which is being gradually paid off.
• •   •
A daughter of Mr. Martin Gooder-
haro, of Nanaimo, is suffering from
misplaced heart, that   organ   being
B. C. Mining Record:
At the annual general meeting of
shareholders in the British Columbia
Mining Record, Limited, held on
Wednesday, Messrs. H. Mortimer
Lamb, Thomas R. Cusack and E.
Jacobs were elected directors for the
ensuing year. Mr. Jacobs, who early
last month succeeded Mr, Lamb as
editor, was appointed managing director in place of Mr. Lamb, the latter having retired from active work
in the management of the Mining
Record, though still retaining the position of chairman of directors. It
.;s Mr. Jacob's intention to change
the date of publication of the Mining
Record from the first of each month
to about the twelfth.
erty has been surveyed into lots vary- placed on the  right side of the body
Victoria's Health.
Victoria is reported to be in a
most healthy condition, there being
an entire absence of any epidemic
disease, and of the minor ailments
common to the winter season.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. F. Fullertoa
Knlghte ol Pythlaa.
Par West Lodge No. i meets at their Hall, ear
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday at I
p.m.   Sojourning brothers are always welcome.
N. H. Hendricks, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. of R.
&8. Box S44-
Javealla Ancient Order of Foraatera
Court No, i meets first Tuesday in each montk
at K. of P. Hall. Adult Foresters are always
welcome. S. L. Redgrave, President; B. A.
Laken, Secretary.
If you are a lover of good
Tea and Coffee
Drop in and get a
meal at
flikado Tea Room
Cuthbert Raspberry Canes
100 for.... fl. 50     1,000 for... $10.00
Telephone B 896 P. O. Box 86
W. H. Finlayson
76 Government Street
Lots  in  Finlayson's Field from $400
Easy Terms.
recommended by the medical faculty for Rheumatism, Sciatica, Miff Joints, etc.    Apply to
MISS ELLISON, 74 Fort Street, Victoria.
Telephone 1110. Balmoral Block.
Assembly Dancing Academy
Mesdames Dickinson & Simpson will
resume their dancing classes Saturday,
Oct. ist, Assembly Hall, Fort St.
Monday afternoon, children's fancy
dances, 3.30 to $ p.m.
Monday evening, beginners classes.
Tuesday evening, Cotillon club.
Thursday. Social Night, 8,30to 11 p.m.
Friday afternoon, children's private
Saturday afternoon, general clans 2.15,
Private Lesaona Given.
Social News and   Gossip
The Daughters of Pity, at the
regular meeting of the society on
Monday, received the treasurer's report, showing a balance of $400 in
the bank and $45 in hand. The proceeds of the Cinderella was shown to
be $142. The society decided to affiliate with the Local Council of Wo-
men- ; '. " . .. ffH
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bate, of Vernon, are spending their honeymoon
in Victoria, being guests at the Driard
Hotel. Mrs. Bate is the daughter of
the Rev. J. H. Lambert, of Revelstoke. The wedding took place in
All Saints Church, Vernon. The
bride was attended by Miss V. Ven-
ables and the bridegroom by Mr. R.
H. Helmer, of Summerland.   After j •   •   •
the ceremony, a reception was held in I Miss Sophie Pemberton gave a de-
Cameron's Hall, Vernon, where the j.lightful studio tea at her home,
youth and beauty of thc Okanagan /'Gonzales," Rockland avenue, or
Valley assembled to do honor to the j Wednesday last. The studio was ar
newly married couple. Ernest Sed-: itistically arranged with jars of beau-
don Bate, the bridegroom, was a'tifnl flowers, and draperies, while a
member of Kitchener's Horse and number of her well-known works of
went through some hot fighting in art decorated the walls. Some of the
South Africa. .invited guests were Commodore and
•   •   • '■ Mrs. Goodrich, Commander and   Mi's.
On Wednesday evening at the Parry, Dr. and Mrs. Hasell, Mrs. H.
home of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Mc- Barnard, Mrs. and Miss Mara, Mrs.
Lachlan, 12 Princess avenue, Miss H. Beaven, Miss Boswell and many
Annie B. McLachlan and Mr. A. M. others.
Duncan were united in the bonds of
matrimony. Miss Rose Prescott
assisted the bride, while Mr. M.
McLachlan, brother of the bride,
acted as best man. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. Hermon R.
Carson, of
church.    The
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Humber have
returned from Seattle, where they
were married on Monday night by
the Rev. M. M. Matthews. Both
bride and groom are well known
the Congregational J^ng Victorians. Mr. Humber is
wedding   was quiet, au operator in the employ of the
there   being only a few immediate C.P.R^ Telegraph Company, and Mrs.
relatives and friends present. The
happy couple left by the Princess
Victoria for the Mainland, thence
they will proceed to Greenwood, B.
C, for a few weeks.
• •   •
On   Monday  next,   the second of
the series of organ recitals given by
Mr. Jesse A. Longfield will be held
at   the    St. Andrew's Presbyterian
Church at 7:15 in the evening. There
will be no charge for admission, but
a collection will be taken up.   Miss
Sehl, Miss and Mr. McKenny, Miss
Bishop, Miss N. McCoy and Mr. R.
Worlock have promised to assist in
the programme.
• •   •
Mr. J. B. Farquhar of the Terminal
City spent the week end with Vic-
rjVictoria friends.
• *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard H. Leigh, of
Vancouver, spent a few days with
relatives in this city.
• *   «
Mr. Robt. Ker, of Vancouver, entertained a number of his Victoria
friends at a box party at Madame
Melba's concert on Wednesday last.
Among those who enjoyed this treat
were Mrs. D. R. Ker, Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. L. Courtney, Mrs. C. Rhodes and
others. Unfortunately, Mr. Ker was
called east on important business,
and his sister-in-law, Mrs. D. R. Ker,
of this city, acted as hostess for the
evening, i «**i.i
• • •
Mrs. W. E. Green, one of Victoria's gifted singers, left on Tuesday night for Vancouver, to attend
Madame Melba's concert. She is the
guest of Mrs. Vaughan, of Georgia
• •   •
Among those present at the reception at the German consulate, Vancouver, on January 27, were Messrs.
A. C. Flumerfelt, Robt. Cassidy, K.
C, L. J. Boscowitz, J. Buntzen and
E. V. Bodwell.
Humber was Miss Alice Schneider,
of 159 Johnson street.
• •   •
Mr. S. Heald, who has been given
the management of the West End
grocery, has been presented with a
handsome. Albert watch chain and
locket by his fellow employees in
the well-known store of Dixi H.
Ross & Co., as a mark of their esteem for him.
• •   *
At St. Barnabas church on Wednesday the Rev. E. G. Miller united
in marriage Miss Emily Wallace
and Mr. R. Clarke, a member of
the crew of the Quadra. The
bridesmaids were Miss Catharine
Wallace and Miss Violet Watson
and Mr. Robert Petch acted as best
• •   •
The wedding was celebrated on
Wednesday in the Centennial
Methodist church parsonage, of
Mr. Stephen Homer and Miss Edith
Ann Mufford. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. J. P. Westman.
There were a number of relatives
and friends in attendance. The
bride was attired in a gown of white
organdie, and carried a shower
bouquet;. Mrs. Newman acted as
bridesmnid, nnd Mr. S. Joyce at-
tended the groom. Mr. nnd Mrs,
Homer were formerly residents of
Newfoundland, but intend making
tjieijr home in Victoria perman-
i ently.
*  ♦   »
St. Barnabas' church was the
scene of a pretty wedding on Wednesday evening, the contracting parties being Mr. Reginald H. Genu, a
bookkeeper in the employ of R. Porter & Sons, nnd Miss Grace Jane
King, daughter of Mr. A. King, of
the Times composing room staff,
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. E. G. Miller in the presence
of a lnrge number of friends. Miss
Bessie    Crawford    acted ns brides
maid, while Mr. G. W. Knox attended the groom. Mr. and Mrs.
Genn have left on a honeymoon tour
of the Sound cities and, upon returning, will take up their residence
on Princess avenue.
»   *   *
Lieut, and Mrs. Arthur   Bromley
are residing   in   Southsea.     Lieut.
Bromley is stationed at Portsmouth.
• •   •
Kennet.h S. Hay, R.N., has been
appointed paymaster on H.M.S. Pioneer, a third-class cruiser at Chetham.
Surgeon Scribner is serving on the
same ship.
• •   •
Midshipman Victor Williams, recently on the Esquimalt station, is
now at Southsea,
• *  *
Kamloops Military Ball.
Everyone who attended the fifth
annual ball given by No. 3 Company,
R. M. R., on the 19th ult„ agrees that
it was the most brilliant and successful function which has been un
dertaken by this popular company
The attendance was large, about 75
couples being present. The ladies
costumes were so generally handsome
that to make special mention of any
would be unfair without naming all,
which would be rather too long a
job for your. correspondent. But I
feel safe in saying that it was agreed
unanimously that Miss Pearee in
every respect was the "belle of the
ball." The brilliance of the ladies'
dresses was well contrasted by the
dark uniforms of the officers    nnd
Any mother of a handsome baby,
whose age does not exceed seven
years, is invited to bring a copy of
The Week to the office, View street,
where by paying ten cents she can
receive an order which will entitle
In this column readers of the
Week who wish to buy, sell or exchange any article can find a market by sending a description of
their requirements and ten cents to
"Exchange," The Week office,
View Street, Victoria.. Dealers are
not allowed the use of this column,
her to a photograph of the baby free
at Mr. Eyres' photo studio, Yates
street. As in the ordinary case the
charge would be $1.50 this is a chance
that no mother should miss.
At the end of February a prize of
Prescription Promptness
When your prescription comes
here it is filled as quickly as possible to do the best prescription
work. You are not asked to
wait an unnecessary length of
time. We are glad to deliver it
anywhere in town. No extra
charge, of course.
The Quality Store
98 Government Street Near Yates
$2 will be given to the photograph of
the handsomest baby whose nge does
not exceed four years. The name of
the judge will be announced later.
The picture published herewith is
a sample of Mr. Eyres' clever work
in this department of the photographic act.
Gentleman in Victoria district
wishes to purchase first-class secondhand piano; will pay cash. Address
A. B., Exchange, this office.
For sale, early issues, Mexican j
stamps, used and unused. Stamps, i
Exchange, this office.
Wanted, incubator in good work- j
ing order, capacity 100 eggs. J. B.,,]
Exchange, this office.
Wanted,   second-hand   Violincello I
of good quality, cash or part cash.
"Cello," Exchange, this office.
Murderous Assault:
Charles Goodenough, a waiter
employed at the New England hotel,
received serious injuries at the hands
of the Chinese cook at that establishment; on Monday. Goodenough
and the Chinaman quarrelled and
the latter struck Goodenough on the
head with a carving knife. He was
found stretched on the floor in the
kitchen in an unconscious condition, and was taken to the St.
Joseph's Hospital, where he is reported to be recovering after
successful operation. The Chinaman
is in hiding.
a J
Full line of
Granite and Tinware for Householders.
Wharf St. VICTORIA B.C.]
Telephone 3.   P. O. Box 423.
(Native Sons Annual Ball
Tickets, Ladles' $1.50, Gentlemen $2.00
To be obtained from Challoner & Mitchell, Sea & Gowen, M.
& H. A. Fox, Victoria Book and Stationery Oo„ T. N. Hibben
&Co„ W. & J. Wilson, Fletcher Bros, and the Committee.
members of the Company, and the
evening dress of the male    guests.
The floor had been specially waxed
for the occasion and was   beyond
criticism.    To say that the decorations were elegnnt and tasty is paying but a poor compliment to the j
committee, who spent  several  days
in hard work on them and spared no j
pains and ingenuity to give  the drill
hall a bright, cheerful and comfort- j
able appearance.   The supper, which
was served in the armory, under the
management of Mrs. Pearse, who was
ably assisted by the committee, was
"A.l."   Three" times the tables had
to be replenished, and thanks to Mrs.
Pearse's    good    arrangements,    the
third table presented in every way
as good an appearance as the first.
Triffles, salads, fowls and jellies were
in abundance, and all enjoyed a thoroughly pleasant refreshment.   Claret forces.
cup   and   lemonade   were provided 	
nnd liberally dispensed during the Death of Mr. Sayward.
evening. I must not forget the mil- nfr- \\r, P. Sayward, who estab-
sic, which wns furnished partly by lished the big lumber mill business,
the R. M. R. band nnd pnrtly by the now enrried on by his son, Mr. J. A.
Campbell orchestra, proofs of its good Sayward, died in San Francisco on
quality being the fact that the dan- Wednesday. Mr. Sayward was one
cing went without a hitch, and the 0f the pioneers of Victoria, having
dancers all praised the musicians, come here from California in the
One who was present and who has days of the Cariboo rush, in 185S.
attended similar functions in various He was one of the organizers of the
parts of the world gave it as his B. C. Pioneer Society. The late Mr.
opinion that it was one of the most Sayward left Victoria ten years ago
brilliant and complete nffnirs he hnd and resided in San Francisco up to
the time of his death. Mr. J. A. Sayward was with his father during the
last three weeks.
Mr. Frederick Whiting.
Frederick Whiting, artist and correspondent of the London Daily
Graphic, nrrived from the Far East
on the Empress of China on Tuesday, and proceeded to England via
the C. P. R, on Thursday. He reports that since the depletion of the
ranks of the war correspondents in
Manchuria, those remaining have
been treated very well, being given
every facility for their work. Mr.
Whiting   wns   with   the   Japanese
All kinds o|
Hair Work]
Etc., at
Mrs, G,
! tone's
55 Douglas St.:
A J. Clyde,
Sole Agent forjthe
Everything for the kitchen inj
Tin, Agate, Wood and Fibre
Wares, and Prices Are
42 Johnson Street.
P. 0. Boz 4d
ever been at.—Scraps.
Hats for Men.—Well dressed men
are careful about their headgear. The
shape nnd appearance of the hat a
man weal's mnkes a lot of difference
in his looks. In this store we aim to
fit you to a hat which suits you in
every particular. Finch & Finch, 57
fiovernment street.
To subscribers The Week costs a
penny a week and The Week is
worth it.
True Citizenship.
Miss Agnes Deans Cameron delivered an interesting lecture on
"True Citizenship" before thie
Metchosin Farmers' Institute last
evening. Miss Cameron's views on
this great subject were contnined in
nn able article from her pen printed
in The Week of December 10 and
Manicuring and Hair Dressing Parlor:
65^ Fort Street
Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
A.O.U.W. Hill
Membar National Association Masters ol
Classes—Monday ev'g, Advanced.  Wednesdl
ev'g, Beginners. Friday evening, intermif
late.   Alternate Thursdays, Clnb night.
Phone B1089. I
The Stage
Platt-Fanning   Company   Scored   a
Marked Success in This
Week's Bill.
Business at the Redmond theatre
keeps strong, and the PlattrFanning
company evidently are growing   in
popularity as their season here ad-
anc'Ss.    The  attractions this week
»ere    excellent.    "The Man From
vtexico" proved highly entertaining.
'he   Week   likes   Mr. Fanning   in
iomedy parts very much,    and    his
performance of the amusing role of
lenjamin  Fitzhew was full of joy I
or the    audience.     Poor   Fitzhew
rets into a terrible mess, and' like.
irany people in real life only suc-
;eeds in getting clear of it by mak^
ig a clean breast of the truth—in
he last act. Sydney PJatt as the
ferman, was very funny indeed,
ind some of the audience doubted
The Savoy.
For the coming week at the Savoy
Theatre an unusually large bill of
vaudeville novelties will be presented.
The opening number wil be the sterling melodrama entitled "Jack Martin, Pilot, or Life on the Mississi-
pi," produced under the personal
supervision of Jim Rowe, Messrs.
Rowe, Smith, Cragg and Haslam will
appear in the male roles and Misses
Ellis and DeVinto will take care of
the feminine parts. The drama is in
one act and four scenes. The Misses
Carbonette and Paloma who made
such an emphatic hit last week are
still retained. Theeir rendering of the
"Miserere" from II Trovatore was
simply a treat. Smith and Ellis will
appear in an entire change of bill.
Other performers will be Bernice
Rodgers, singing comediene, Grace
Cleveland, soubrette, Minnie Adams,
balladist; Jim Rowe comedian and
the initial appearance of Miss Ruth
Hayden, coon shouter. These will go
to make up one of the best performances that has been seen in the Savoy
in the title role, Mr. C. Berkley, Mr.
Ray Worlock, Miss Alice Bell, Miss
May Todd, Miss Netta Heyland, besides a good chorus which consists
of a number of well known amateur
* •   •
After seeing Juliette Chandler as
tjhe young count in "Monte Cristo,"
the dramatic critic of The Week is
not quite sure whether she is pret-,
tiest as a girl or boy.
* •   *
If you have not seen the dog circus j
at the Grand you are advised to'
hurry up to-day so as not. to miss j
it.   It is a very clever show.
* *   *
It is a curious fact that   Frank;
Fanning looks much younger off the;
stage than on it.   Generally it is the'
other way about. i
»   *   »
Next week's bill at the Redmond'
Theatre consists of the stirring Eng-!
lish melodrama "The Stowaway "for
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,'
and the popular play "Held by the
family jewels (many of these were
priceless), valuable curios, etc., all
were reduced to ashes. The only
thing saved was Mrs. Trench's wedding ring, which she was wearing at
the time. Mrs. Trench's face and
hands were slightly burnt, not seriously, and she is at present in the
Jubilee Hospital, where she is rap>
idly recovering from the shock.
The loss is estimated at from $10,-
000 to $15,000, but of course many
of the household treasures destroyed
cannot be replaced. The house was
Frosty weather set in last Sunday
and prevailed until Friday, when
signs of a thaw appeared. A big
party of skaters went out on the E.
&. N. train on Wednesday but quite
a number of them went through the
ice, which ag a result was badly
broken up, and spoilt for Thursday
when it would otherwise have been in
fine condition. The frost was accompanied by bright sunshine in the
daytime during all of the week.
lis identity until he came before the
nvrtain to make his liitle speech on
juhalf of the management. The
.adies were all charming in their
respective parts — and their Mexi-
jan costumes.
The great Russian play "Siberia"
leld the boards for the latter part
of the week. The play is well performed and well staged, and can
leartily be recommended to those
ilaygoers who have not yet taken it
"Siberia" shows the tragical
side of life in Russia, but the som-
breness of the plot is relieved by
;lcams of humor here ami there, and
s altogether a very thrilling and in-
;eresting performance. Frank Fanning takes the part of Nicolas Nia-
goff with marked ability! and t|he
other members of the company are
well east.
The Grand.
An excellent programme has been
iresented to patrons of the Grand
uring this week and business, in
onsequence, has been good. The
hief attraction both for young and
ld patrons has been Conser's Dog
lircus. The doggies go through some
ronderful tricks from skirt dancing
o high jumps and there are all kinds
f canines in the collection. The
lack poodles are particularly dining. A very interesting collection
f pictures of Old Victoria was
hown through the lantern in addition
the moving pictures. The musical
tertainment provided by Kenton &
orraine was one of the best things
rcred. For next week Manager
imieson announces an excellent
for some time.
• •   •
The staging of "Siberia" at the
Redmond is very good indeed. The
company has a very fine line of costumes also.
• *   •
Miss Molise Campion, usually seen
in "heavy" parts, proved in "The
Man From Mexico" that she is quite
capable of holding her own in
' comedy.
• •   •
The Nelson Operatic Society last
Week performed "Erminie" with
marked success at the opera house.
Mr. Melville Parry managed the performance, assisted by Mr. Milton j
Smith as musical director. The
opera was handsomely staged, special
scenery being painted by Mr. Fultz.
Mrs. Parry played the part of
"Erminie" with great ability; Mrs.
Macdonald took the part of "Go-
vette," and Mr. R. M. Macdonald
sustained his high reputation in
Kootenay musical circles in the role
of Marquis.
Enemy," which is full of exciting
situations, for the latter part of the
* *   «
The Clara Mathes company open
a week's stand at the New Westminster opera house on Monday next.
The company has just concluded a
successful season in the People's
theatre, Vancouver.
* *  *
The Russell-Davis stock company,
after a profitable season at the Nanaimo opera house, are playing six
nights at Ladysmith, closing to-night.
Mrs.    Le    Poer    Trench's    House,
"Corbeen," in Saanich, Burnt
Down—A Heavy Loss.
"Champagne and Oysters" could
be seen if not eaten for 15 cents at
the Savoy this week.
• •   •
One of the best musical "acts" in
Victoria for some time past is that
given by Kenton and Lorraine at
the G.'and this week.    Mr. Kenton
is a violinist of marked ability.
• •   •
A number of clever amateurs are
rehearsing the well known comic
operetta, "The King of Siam,"
which they hope to produce here in
March. The performers taking the
principal parts arc Mr. Arthur Gore
Mrs. Le Poer Trench's many
friends were shocked to hear of the
destruction of her beautiful home,
"Corbeen," in Saanich. The fire
started at 5 o 'clock on Tuesday morning, while the members of the household were asleep. It is supposed to
have originated in the bathroom, yet
the cause still remains a mystery, as
there was not a stove or heater of
any kind in that room. One of the
Chinese servants first discovered the
fire, and soon aroused the other occupants. He was only just in time,
however, as Mrs. Trench, her sister,
and the other occupants of the house
barely escaped with their lives. There
was no time to collect any clothing or
jewels, for 10 minutes after the fire
started there was nothing left of
the beautiful home.
Practically nothing was saved,
lovely   painting   miniatures,   plate,
Victoria Fractional Mineral eialm
Situated in the Mount Sicker Division ol
Chemainus District.
Where located,—On the east slope of Mount
Take notice that, I, W. A. Dier, agent for the
Mount Sicker and Brenton Mines, (Limited)
Free Miners' Certificate No. B86247 intend,60
■lays from da e hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for Certificate of Improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the
above claim. And further take notice that scion un der section 37must be commeaced before
the issuance of such Certificate of Improve
Dated this 14th day of November, 1904.
Redmond Theatre
Victoria's Popular Family Play Houae
Third week commencing Jan. 30
Monday, Tuesday,   Wednesday
matinee and night, the
Present the Strong English
"The Stowaway"
Thursday, Friday, Saturday matinee
and night
"Held by the Enemy"
Night Prices, 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 aud Reserve
Your Seats.
Savoy Theatre
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
Grand Scenic
Production of the
Sterling Melodrama in
One Act, entitled
"Jack Marlin, Pilot, or
Life on the
Don't Fail to Hear
Operatic Duettists.
DAILY    *t#
Hatinees ioc. all over
Management of
This Week
Johnson Street
Oo where the crowd foe*
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 35c.
Phone 1140
Building Lots for Sale
Houses Built on the
Italian School of Music
Of the Conservatory of Music, Na-
poli (Italy). In addition to tuition
on the Violin, Mandolin, and Guitar
he will conduct a special class in the
art of pianoforte accompaniment to
a limited number of advanced pupils.
Special attention is given to beginners as well as to advanced playenl
The school is situated at 117 Cook
Street, Victoria, . THE WEEK, SATURDAY,   FEB.  4,1906
Seen in The
City Stores
"Babette"  Writes  of  Shopping
Adventures—Bargains and
Other Nice Things
Dear Madge.
Behold me once more swept on in
the surging mass of excited females,
who are filled with a mad desire to
buy. This time I find myself unavoidably carried, as it were, to the
Westside, a large department store
that advertises a great "closing out"
sale. Bargains to the right of us,
bargains to the left of us—it was a
wild fight from beginning to end, as
every one seemed to want the same
bit of lace or silk on which my heart
was set. But I find it a good thing
to remember that "possession is nine
deal of manoeuvering, dodging and
ducking, I finally managed to arrive
at the lingerie department, where I
found such nice pure silk and wool
undervests, ribbed, low neck and no
sleeves, just the thing to wear with
evening bodices, for 95 cents. The
fine wool underwear here is remarkably cheap. Also the white cotton
summer petticoats with wide frills of'
lace and insertion, or embroidery and'
insertion, from $2.50 upwards. I no-1
ticed such dear little short, pale blue,!
white and pink flannelette petticoats, i
trimmed with embroidery, for only
50 cents. Also, "robes de nuit"
in white cotton, with frills of lnce,
and trimmed with embroidery nnd insertion, some very dainty ones with
square yokes, of insertion with frills
over the shoulders, for $2.00; other
flannelette ones, with silk embroidery, in pale pink and white, for $1.50.
Children's dresses, white muslin with
lace and insertion trimmings are reduced to 75 cents, aud children's
flannel jackets in navy   blue    and
At another large department store I
bought a pair of good, wool lined
gloves for 75 cents; don't you think
they were cheap? There was quite
a rush for these gloves, and such a
chattering and cackling as you never
I wandered on and came to, a tall,
prepossessing lady who was stationed in the middle of this store selling
a beautifying preparation, cold,
creamy-looking stuff put up in little
pots. She was vigorously expounding the use of this mystical beauti-
fier to a gathering of the fair sex.
The lady explained that if properly
applied it would remove wrinkles,
crow's feet, blotches, etc., in fact,
make one a "thing of beauty, and
a joy forever." While I was listening for a few moments to these
words of wisdom I was startled by
a voice at my elbow, "Ah! so you
are seeking a remedy for those crow's
feet and wrinkles that I see." What
a "catty" thing to say! And to me,
who  always pride myself    on    my
bright red house gown. In the same
store I saw such dainty little smelling salt bottles, and vinaigrettes,
some in filagree silver and gold and
some studded with precious stones.
The smart French lady of today considers her toilet incomplete without
one or the other of these accessories
which she wears suspended from her
girdle, or on a long gold chain around
her neck. One vinaigrette I saw
looked like a little snuff box; it was
gold and oblong shape, with a little
miniature on the lid surrounded with
brilliants; quite the dearest little
thing I ever saw. How I sighed for
this bauble!
cess of their new venture, as they
are good business men and very
popular in the city.
The requirements of the increasing
business of The Week have rendered
necessary a removal to more commodious offices, and from Monday next
the home of The Week will be in
View Street, opposite the main entrance
to the Driard Hotel.
Fire in a Factory:
A destructive fire occurred at
Lenz & Leiser's factory on Yates
street on Tuesday morning. The damage was confined chiefly to the third
floor. In this department there
were a number of sewing machines,
operated in the daytime by the factory employees; a motor which furnished the power, a large quaiftity
of finished goods and a great deal
of material. Several thousand dollars' worth of cigars went up in
smoke. It is surmised that the fire
originated from an air-tight stove,
which stood in the centre of the
room. On the ground floor is a
warehouse used by Lenz & Leisei
and Robert Ward & Co., Limited,
while in the basement Simon Leisei
has a quantity of goods stored. Or
the ground>'floor are also situated
the    offices    of   Rowland   Machin:
UslAlslftlsieJal Sh^^aWA
ered t
Iff tjt 1|t Iff 1JT ajf
The Westside
lltlHMsllH Mai *"
'V '*' '*' '*' w
Over $60,000 Worth of
High Class Dry Goods, flanties and
Millinery Must be Sold at Once
Regardless of Cost
Shop Early
Every Day a Bargain Day
THE HUTSHESON CO., Ltd., Victoria, B. e.
points of the law," and if one can
possibly lay one's hand on the coveted remnant, keep it until an opportune moment of purchase arrives. I
came, out of Ithis last scitframage'
fairly well; perhaps thnt wns be-1
cause some of my male ancestors J
wore good football players, nnd I
naturally inherit some of their ability
in the scrimmage line. The only
damage I suffered was the loss of
one of the mink tails off my boa,
and a small rent in my cont sleeve.
I remember now some one tugging
frnnticnlly at my arm. I suppose I
was carrying off some coveted blouse
or another. Really. T think I have \
made more enemies during this last
month of winter sales than I did dnr- j
ing the whole season I played nt
"ping pong." Of course, you are
dyinsr to hear about riiy purchases.
Well, I first invested in a large string
shopping bag; I never indulged in
one before, but they certainly are
useful for carrying small parcels, and
were only 25 cents each, originally
50 and 60 cents.   Then, after a great
cream for only 50 cents. Tliere are
some rather smart odd jackets, in
all sizes, for ladies, from $1.95 to
$5.00. Really there is hardly any excuse why one should not be well turned out, at least neatly dressed, now
that ready made clothing is so cheap.
One can buy a nice, stylish black
cloth skirt for $2.50, and a good
black sateen underskirt with deep
flounces and ruffles, for $1.75. I
blouses are greatly reduced also. I
managed to secure the object of my
choice after numerous snatches and
grabs hnd been made nt it by a short,
stout old lady, whom I left muttering
maledictions on my head. It is a
pretty pale blue, French flannel
with little rosebuds embroidered in
white, and pipings of white. Thc
yoke nnd upper parts of the sleeves
nre tucked, nnd the collar is a band
of pale blue-edged with white. I
only paid $1.75 for this dainty little
blouse. There were stacks of summer shirt waists, in white muslin,
albatross and fancy basket cloth, for
$1.25, which were originnlly   $5.00.
youthful appearance! The same lady,
who made this kind remark, I remember quite well last summer
swaggering about in her finery at a
croquet party, when suddenly her
toupee got caught in a lilac bush
and parted from the rest of her hair,
and I, Madge, was the kind Samaritan who helped her arrange her hair
and shield her from the gaze of the
rest of the gathering!
In a jeweler's store yesterday, I
noticed a number of pretty leather
belts, with plain gold buckles. For
serviceable wear and usefulness, I
think there is nothing like leather
for belts, and it, always looks neat.
I wns very much tempted to invest
in n tan colored one, with small
French enamel buckle. I admired it
very much, but not thc price. There,
were other pretty girdles made of
beads, the foundation oeing of black
beads, and the pattern, which was
chiefly some quaint Indian looking
design, was usually worked out in
bright colored beads. These girdles
look very smart when worn with a
The Victoria Hotel.
Messrs. Millington and Wolfenden,
the new proprietors of the Victoria
Hotel, have gone to great expense to
put this popular resort of tourists
and commercial travellers in first
class condition. The house has been
thoroughly renovated and re-furnished from top to bottom, and in about
a fortnight the old time billiard hall
beneath the hotel will be in full
working order again, three billiard
tables being on the road to the order
of the proprietors. The office and
bar-room have been very handsomely
re-decorated. On Thursday evening
Messrs. Millington and Wolfenden invited their friends to a little "opening" ceremony which proved most
enjoyable. The house was decorated
with flngs nnd bunting and Mr. Finn's
orchestra supplied excellent music. A
nice collntion wns served to the guests
during the evening and the entertainment certainly was nn excellent
introduction for the new proprietors
to the public. Messrs. Millington
nnd Wolfenden should make n suc-
they wholy   escaped damage.     Tin
j firemen had several narrow escape:
from contact with live wires.   Th<
total loss is estimated at $10,000.
Officers of the Legislature:
The provincial government ha
named the officers nnd assistants fo
the approaching session of th.
legislature, which opens one wee!
from Thursday. The following havi
been appointed. Sergeant-at-arms
Wm. J. Saunders; assistant ser
geant, Mnnroe Miller; doorkeeper
E. W. Musson; messenger, Richan
Ryan; pages, Cecil Tyrwhitt Drake,
Stanley Creed, It. J. Lang, W. Car
thew, Wm. Hartwell and Johi
Whittier; stenographers for sessior
Mjss Muriel Langley and Mis
Estelle Aikman. Mr. Thorntoi
Fell will be clerk of the House am
Oscar C. Bass will be law cerk. Tli
new sergeant-at-nrms served as ns
sistnnt last year to Harry Masor
The latter has entered the depar
ment of lnnds and works, and henc
a successor had to be found.


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