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Yes, the weather is changeable, friend
•nd with the coming of the Fall season,
you will want a change in your wardrobe. We have some very handsome and
durable Fall suitings.   Call on
26 Broad St., Victoria,
and we will reward you suitably.
The Week
ft Provincial Review and Magazine.
A number oi new homes.   Modern la
JJ  every respect.
Easy monthly instalments.
40 Government Street.
Vol. II.   No. 47.
One Dollar Per Annum.
Impressions of New York City After An Absence of
Twenty Years.   Written Down for The Week
by T. L. Grahame
New York, October 24.
In the eighties there was still very
^present throughout New York the at-
Imosphere of the olden time, and there
[were men to by met at the Hoffman
iHouse, the Stuyvesant and the Gilsey
i House who had inscribed their names
i by means of various instruments upon the roster of Gotham's "prominent," some with the pen; some with
I the tongue; a few with the revolver
and the bowie knife. And millionaires
were fewer by hundreds.     One felt
i constrained to turn the    head then
when it was observed that "there's
' W. K. Vanderbilt driving Maud S";
this in   upper   Central   Park;    or
"that's Jay Gould," and one wheeled to behold  the insignificant controller of enormous properties.   Last
night in the Waldorf-Astoria there
were eight multi-millionaires "in a
bunch," and they excited about as
much attention as the even more distinguished looking waiters.   And the
Hoffman's glories are no more; the
old Stuyvesant   is   practically gone,
and they are going to "do things"
with the once-popular Gilsey to meet
the terrific competition set up by the
two hundred or more magnificent ten
to sixteen story palaces up, and going
up, all over the central Manhattan.
. To dine now in those regal hostels
}and think back twenty years is like
memory of old-time sunsets in presence of one at  height  of hue  and
glow.    Old  men,  old buildings,  old
methods have passed  away forever,
and the New York of to-day lives
as fully, as strenuously, as fiercely
in the present as any  city in the
The Bustling Throng.
It is a city that has deliberately
blotted out its past, and as deliberately has taken into its hands the
things that belong to the pulsing
present. The newly-completed subway has altered conditions marvellously; it is a triumphant example of
modern transportation, and a great
.sight indeed to witness, say, at flve
! in the afternoon on until eight or
nine. There nre four tracks, the outside one for local trains, that is, those
1 that stop every six or seven blocks;
| the two inside tracks devoted to the
1 up and the down expresses, which run
at about forty or fifty miles an hour,
nnd stop only every twenty blocks or
so. Each train is packed: the long
aisles jammed with standing passengers; the platforms massed with
waiting passengers eager to get a
foothold. There are one thousand
trains, five hundred of them motors.
The Scotsman who was imported
aerially to build this subway for the
New Yorkers, John B. Macdonald,
says that the extension of the subway
is the greatest of living questions
now facing the people of New York.
He says, also, that the "elevated"
must go. I should thing so. It is an
anachronism, a blight, an eyesore, a
horror, an unmitigated nuisance. Any
people that can endure an elevated
railway through its streets, endure
the truly infernal noise, the dust and
cinders, and the hideous disfigurement
of it can hardly be said to have
achieved quite the front rank in civilization. Now thnt New York has
buried its telephone, telegraph and
Lther wires, and cleared its thoroughfares of the unsightly poles, there is
some chance that the banging, clanging, nerve-shattering elevated may be
torn down; after which the surface
cars, cable and horse—yes, they actually have "horse cars" in New York
to this day, on the Belt line—may be
stowed away and the grand army of
autos (their name is legion here, and
their victims legion also) have undisputed sway.
The Biggest Railway Station.
Talking about really big projects
under way here, one might point to
the clearing for the new Pennsylvania "railroad depot." It will be,
when completed, the largest railway
station in the world; by a long odds,
too. This is to enable the Pennsylvania lines to enter New York on
their own rails, under the North
River, thus doing away with the crude
system in existence, by means of
which passengers and freight are
transferred by ferry boat from Jersey City and Hoboken to the Manhattan side. The area of the Pennsylvania depot will be many acres in
extent, and the cost of buying up the
property, clearing it, and building
the tunnel and station is estimated at
so many millions that there are some
fair-sized and tolerably prosperous
nations to-day that would be appalled at the prospect of footing such a
bill. At present the steam shovel
and the construction train are trans-
ble palace on the Avenue was one of
the show places. It has been torn
down to make room for a mammoth
dry goods store. And so the evergrowing business world of New York
is encroaching upon the sacred precincts of millionairdom with ruthless
foot. The rich are retiring (in good
order) north, and still north, on Manhattan. Viewed from the North
River on the Jersey side New York,
with its abrupt differences of elevation in its buildings bears a striking
resemblance to a lower jaw from
which teeth have been knocked out
at irregular intervals. The Times
Building, the FlatirOn Block, the
Metropolis and a dozen more huge
architectural monstrosities tower in
somewhat ridiculous fashion over the
rank and file of buildings. New York's
street paving, like its city government, is just about the same as it
was twenty years ago—intolerably
Tammany the Cursed.
The air is full of protest and complaint; Tammany Hall retains its old
grip upon the vital interests of the
city, makes and unmakes officials and
councils at its own sweet will. Strange
that one of the most progressive communities in the world should submit
to a thraldom compared with which
the condition of the Russians was
tolerable and sane. No wonder that
socialism is growing in New York at
a rate that causes no little uneasiness amongst the older parties. William Randolph Hearst, practically a
Socialist candidate, may be elected
mayor of New York before you get
this; he is looked upon as just as
likely to win as the Tammany candi-
forming the appearance of things : date, McLellan. Yet, in spite of this
from day to day. New York seems! throttling incubus of Tammany, New
to have unlimited capital at call. It i York has shown splendid adaptibility
is amazing to see buildings whicli in meeting and solving the many great
were erected only a few years ago, in : public questions and problems that
excellent preservation, being torn j rapid increase of population force
down without mercy to make room | upon her. She has partly solved the
for soaring palaces of steel, cement, rapid transit question in the subway,
and marble. Dozens of such cases but its inadequacy, in spite of its
one may see along the principal four tracks and one thousand trains,
streets. It gives one a good idea of is already apparent. Extension on
the enormous wealth of New York, a vast scale must be undertaken at
Gotham is a city of saloons, restaur-1 once, either paralleling the parent
ants, theatres and music halls. It is system, or going below it. The con-
a mixture of Paris and Manchester—. nection with Brooklyn, Hoboken, and
of pleasure and industry. j Jersey City is being maintained by
No Home Life. these   two   magnificent bridges, the
The people seem to have no real Brooklyn and the Williamsburg, and
home life, as We British folk know the ferries; but these cannot long
it. Thc apartment house in all hope to cope with the marvellous in-
phase of development, from the crease in population and business,
plain 35th street flat, at $50 a month, The only solution is the tunnel, and
through all the rising stages of ele- still more tunnel; and it is coming,
gance and opulence between Colum- The Centre of AU Things.
bia's  Circle,  Central Park and  the      Everything on the North American
continent seems to converge in New
North River right up to the Bronx,
to $350 and some $500 a month! One
should see the new "flat" houses
up in Riverside Drive above the New
York monument; they are the
"limit" in extravagance or luxurious comfort, as one views such things.
York; not a railway or steamship
line that does not in some way have
communication, ultimately, with New
York. The scattered threads of thc
Atlantic ocean lines come together
and thicken into a huge cable as they
Fifth Avenue is somewhat losing its approach the   American   coast, and
former prestige as a residential quar- that  endless procession  of monster
ter.    When I was here twenty-one steamships goes on up New York Bay
years ago A. T. Stewart's white mar- (Continued on page two.)
" You cannot better the best."
Crosse & Blackwell's Marmalade!
One-Pound Tins  15 Cents
Two-Pound Tins  25 Cents
Pour-Pound   Tins 50 Cents
Seven-Pound Tins  75 Cents
DIXI H. ROSS & CO., Ill Government St. ♦
A Review of Local and Foreign Events and Topics
of the Week.
The most interesting event of the
week in the wide world is the assumption of the ancient Crown of
Norway by Prince Charles of Denmark. The hopes of the republicans
were ill-founded, for the vote of the
nation showed a tremendous majority
in favor of the monarchical form of
government. The plebiscite was taken last week and Prince Charles was
elected King by 257,710 votes against
68,852 votes cast presumably by republicans, socialists and all other political parties antagonistic to the
principles of monarchy. In Copenhagen on Monday the crown was for-'|
mally offered to Prince diaries and
accepted in the Prince's behalf by
his grandfather, King Christian. The
Prince takes the title of Haakon VII.
of Norway—the name of Haakon being rich in historical associations for
Norwegians—and his son is to be
named Olaf. The new King's consort
was Princess Maud of Wales, and it
is interesting to note that an English princess is to share the throne
of the country whose warriors long
ago harried the British realm. King
Christian is one of the finest figures
in the royal circles of Europe, and
his splendid character appears to
have been passed on to his descendants. The ties, both personal and
political, between the reigning families of Great Britain and Denmark
are of the closest description; both
are devoted to the ideals of home
life, and both stand high in the affection and esteem of their subjects. It
is announced that King Edward will
visit the new King and Queen at
Christiana early in the coming year.
The Czar Too Slow.
Events follow events in Russia
and nothing seems certain except
that the people are by no means satisfied with the measure of freedom
accorded them. The new administration succeeds in siippressing'loeal insurrections that occur from time to
time, but it is not clear that the
country generally is under control.
Recent telegrams from Russia show
that the spirit of rebellion has now
reached the rural population and here
and there the peasants—slaves in all
but name—hnve risen against their
autocratic landlords. It, is yet possible that fire and sword may play a
part in and around thc country mansions of the Russian nobles as they
did in France at the chateaux of the
aristocrats. The origin of the anarchical conditions prevailing is to he
found centuries ago when the empire
was organized, in the tendencies towards the aggrandizement of the nobility and the church, and the bureaucratic method of government which
invariably enriches the aristocratic
class at the expense of the country.
Intellectual development has been going on all these years in the Russian
people and the suppression of free
speech and of a free press has gradually intensified the desire for liberty,
until now anarchy may appear to
the more ignorant class as the only
remedy for the ills of autocracy. Unfortunately thc Czar, who may or
may not desire greater liberty fnr
his subjects—his real character is an
unknown quantity, gives way to the
demands of the people too slowly.
A wise sovereign or statesman would
have foreseen thc necessity of grant
ing reforms and would have acted in
spite of all opposition from the interested officials who surround him,
but Nicholas never gives way until
he has to—a manner of surrender
that entitles him to no gratitude from
tho people, while it demonstrates to
the lawless the pitiful weakness of
the government. The concession of
responsible government came too late,
the concession of home rule in Finland was made too late—and so the
drama moves along, with the central
flgaire apparently anxious to do his
best for his people but invariably delaying action until it has been forced
upon him.
Island Development.
It will be interesting to note to
what extent the progressive spirit now
animating Vancouver will affect Victoria. Some of this go-ahead thought
wave ought to penetrate the self-
complacent skulls of Victoria's
"leading citizens." Great encouragement to the assimilation of the
idea that Victoria's destiny does not
consist in staying where it is and
issuing prtetty pamphlets about itself
is given by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, whose officials announce a definite scheme for the settlement of the E. & N. lands. It is
the fashion to curse the C. P. R., but
just what British Columbia would &n
without that energetic capitalist organization is not quite clear. It is
to be hoped that in the campaign to
be inaugurated in England with a
view to securing desirable settlers of
the Island lands the real facts and
conditions will be presented. The
temptation to improve upon facts is
strong in these undertakings, but the
result of doing so is fatal to the future of the country. Vancouver Island is attractive in many ways, and
it is not necessary to exaggerate its
advantages. Victoria wants a progressive and businesslike City Council and Roard of Trade and wants
them them badly. These public
bodies can do much good, practical
work in the cause of progress, but
as at present constituted they are
worse than useless.
The Shcool Board and the Public.
It is now proposed that an enquiry
be held into the circumstances of the
trouble between the Victoria School
Board and the principal of the South
Pnrk School, Miss Agnes Deans Cnm-
eron. There is quite a "tempest in
n teapot" over the affair, and all
sorts of aggrieved parents are kicking in print over the lady's dismissal.
It has nothing to do with the parents,
really. They should consider themselves fortunate to be able to educate
their children at other people's expense and to accept in a spirit of
proper humiliation whatever instructors for their children may look good
to the properly constituted authorities. The trustees are elected by the
people and if the people choose to
elect unwise trustees thc fault is the
people's. We all suffer for our mistakes. There must bo some sort of
discipline in the educational service,
and Miss Cameron's attitude to the
Board on this and previous occasions
has not boon exactly the right attitude for an employee to observe towards her employers. The probability is that Miss Cameron, who is
really  an   authority on  matters of
The PassingShow
elementary education, is more likely
to be right on ordinary questions that
arise in connection with the management of the government schools than
is; the School Board, but that is no
reason why she should expect to have
her views accepted by the Board.
What would happen, for instance, if
an employee of the Post Office made
public criticism of the conduct of the
office by the postmaster, or of the
department by the postmaster-general? The wise course for Miss Cameron to have taken would have been
to have sent in her resignation; had
she done this, public opinion would
have been sufficiently strong to have
forced the Board to decline to accept
it,: As it is, there is little doubt that
Miss Cameron will be re-instated—
The Week hopes so, anyway—but it
is here submitted that the clamor
raised against the Board is improper
and subversive of discipline. The
Week has no great opinion of the
united intelligence of the school trustees; there are one or two good men
on the Board, but taken all together,
they are a somewhat puritanical and
narrow minded set of people, in witness whereof the most unjust dismissal recently of one of the best,
teachers in the city.
Cheap Orators.
The Manchester Courier says:
"Doubtless at the general election we
shall have in this country a number
of gentlemen from the colonies who
will be employed on Liberal platforms
and will claim to represent Colonial
opinion. There are little Englanders,
so tliere are little Australians and
even little Canadians and specimens
of these last will, no doubt, figure on
Liberal platforms and British electors
will do well to scrutinize their credentials and ask what body of opinion in the colonies they really represent." Saturday Night, of Toronto,
comments on this as follows: "The
Courier need not have been so bashful about suggesting that there are
'little Canadians,' for out here we all
know that the woods are full of
them, and politicians at that, The
Liberal managers in England have
only to write to the chief stoker of
the Liberal machine here and he will
be able to provide them with a shipload of talkers willing to say anything they are told. The pay would
he of small consequence so long as
travelling expenses nnd board are
provided, together with a promise
that they shall be able to boast on
returning home that they dined at
least once with a duke and slept under the Bame roof with a lord. Certainly their credentials will need
careful scrutiny, and on leaving, the
pockets and baggage of some of them
might receive some critical attention."
Hypocrisy and Corruption.
The Vancouver Daily Province, referring to civic affairs in "Toronto
the Good," says: "The municipal
life of Toronto has always been immoral; her Mayors have always been
weak, her Councils have always been
corrupt. Indeed there is a remarkable similarity between Philadelphia
and Toronto in more ways than one.
Both lay strong claims to a high
standard of morality among their
citizens. Both are built on seemingly rigid puritanical lines nnd make
an ostentatious display of religion in
the building of many big churches. It
has long been suspected, however,
that with all their wealth in places
of worship, the people are not as
devoted to high ideals as many communities which arc hy no means so
well off and which by reason of their
poverty in this respect have suffered
in reputation." Saturday Night is
pleased with this. Says the Toronto
weekly: "It is good for us to have
a brick thrown  at our Pharisaism
occasionally, for unfortunately there
is considerable truth in what the
Province says. There is a great deal
of moral cowardice in Toronto, resulting largely from the fact that so
many fussy people keep busy insisting that the town shall appear good
intead of trying in some sensible way
to make it good."
Concerning Sectarianism.
The Liberal newspapers have been
telling their readers that in opposing
the establishment of government-
supported Roman Catholic schools in
Alberta and Saskatchewan the Tories
have been "appealing to sectarian
prejudices" and "protestant bigotry." Since the victory of the Liberals in Alberta the same papers
have been moralizing on the result
and saying that such appeals are not
successful. As usual, these writers
have succeeded in avoiding the real
issue. The question put to the electors—although not one in ten of them
appears to have realized the fact-
was whether "sectarianism" and
"bigotry" should ho encouraged and
perpetuated in the new provinces by
the establishment of sectarian schools
nnder the direction of the priesthood.
The electors who either were misled
or were not interested in the issue,
voted for the sectarian schools. The
spectacle presented by the Victoria
Times, for instance, and by its proprietor, Senator Templeman, when
endeavoring to explain away or excuse Sir Wilfrid Laurier's surrender
to the Roman Catholic Church in
Canada, is almost too painful to contemplate. As to the true state of
the ease the following despatch from
Winnipeg published in the Albertan,
of Calgary, the leading Liberal paper
in Alberta, is at least suggestive:—
Winnipeg, Man., Nov. 16—Arch
bishop Langevin has addressed a circular letter to the clergy in Saskatchewan. In it he makes various
charges against Mr. Haultain. He
charges that Mr. Haultain discontinued the printing of records of the
Northwest Territory Assembly in
French; that he refused to accept the
nomination of the church for the appointment of school inspector; that
he did not give Roman Catholics fair
representation on the advisory board;
that he is not in favor of separate
schools, and that he has spoken disrespectfully of Papal Delegate Sbar-
etti. H eadds that for being guilty
of these heinous offences against the
Catholic church he is not entitled to
French-Catholic support. Priests are
enjoined to do some quiet missionary
work to help Premier Scott and his
The Doctrine  of Damnation.
Dr. Parkhurst, of thq Madison
Avenue (New York) Presbyterian
Church, last Sunday announced htat
he believed in "damnation." The
doctor is almost alone in his beautiful faith. Not one sane man in fifty
—in the West, anyhow—really credits
the old hell-Are doctrine. There
is plenty of hell, even right here in
Britisli Columbia, but belief in the
everlasting fires and horned stokers
has gone the way of other picturesque fantasies of diseased and ignorant minds. Many religious people believe in the possibility of
"damnation" in the sense of annihilation, but the idea of eternal torture
is madness—it would have no object
and no result, and neither natural
nor moral laws work uselessly. But
it is a fine bogie with which to scare
the ignorant and the foolish.
Here are some extracts from thc
learned doctor's "sermon".—
"The apparent cruelties attributed
to God," he said, " are not a circumstance to the cruelty in nature.
"Natural laws pay no more attention to a man than a dog. Saints as
well as sinners were burned in the
Windsor Hotel fire and in the Slocum
disaster. If God burns up a body
He will burn up a soul that gets in
the way of his moral laws.
"The God of Love in 1785 destroyed 50,000 persons in the Lisbon earthquake. He does not amend physical
laws to save saints.
"If a man will not accept God's
moral law, then I say that God-will
damn him, and I further say that God
should damn him."
Crisis in England.
The political situation in England
is critical. Premier Balfour's recent
speech, suggesting that unless the
split in the Unionist party on the
fiscal question be mended he might
resign the leadership, has hastened
the desirability of an appeal to the
country, and the Unionist party organs have been advising, that this
course be taken immediately. It
is quite possible that before this is
in print the crisis will have ended
in that way. Sir Willam Campbell-
Bannerman, leader of the opposition,
has announced his adoption of the
principle of home rale for Ireland,
which will have an important effect
on the coming contest.
Gotham of To-Day.
(Continued from page one.)
to the endless rows of docks and
piers on the East and North rivers
and the Jersey side. Look at any
railroad map of North America and
note how the steel capillaries, veins
and arteries grow in complexity as
they near the metropolis of the new
world, and how they melt into one
dense mass as they enter the city,
bringing travellers from every point
of the compass. Great is the New
York of our day, but no prophetic
instinct is needed to prove to the observer tha an infinitely Greater New
York will cover every inch of available ground on ancient Manhattan
and stretch far out into the mainland
districts, when, probably, ten millions
of busy workers will have to be
'housed, fed, and transported to and
from their daily toil. At New York's
present rate of increase, it is calculated that it will surpass London in
population within twenty years.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Phone 1140.
Building Lots For Sale,
Houses Built on the
Something New in
All the Fad East.
The long nights are coming, don't forget
our lending library.
City Market.
'Phone A822.
Mrs. Simpson's advanced class is held
on Thursdays, at 8 p.m.; Beginners'
class, Monday; Children's class, Thursdays ; class for children under ten years,
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 5.30.
Your Inspection
Province of British Columbia.
No. 314.
"London and Lancashire Fire Insurance Company," is authorised and
licensed to carry on business within
the Province of British Columbia^
and to carry out or effect all or any
of the objects of the Company to
which the legislative authority of
the Legislature of British Columbia
The head office of the Company
is situate at Liverpool, in the County
of Lancashire, England.
The amount of capital of the
Company is two million five hundred thousand pounds, divided into
one hundred thousand shares of
twenty-five pounds each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Vancouver,
and Richard Vance Winch, President
of Robert Ward & Company, Limited
Liability, whose address is Vancouver, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 22nd day of November, one thousand nine hundred and
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company has been established and licensed are:—
To make and effect insurances of
property of any description against
loss or damage by fire; to make and
effect insurances against loss of or
damage to property of any description in transit by land or water,
including loss by theft or seizure;
to make and effect insurances against
loss or damage by reason of storm,
tempest or accident of any description, whether on land or water, either
to property or person; to make and
effect re-insurances of all kinds; to
carry on any such business or to do
any such matters or things as aforesaid, either in the United Kingdom
or in the Colonies or Dominions or
Dependencies thereof, or in foreign
parts; to make and effect insurances
of property against burglary, theft,
seizure, violence or any other contingency; to make and effect insurances to protect principals, employers and other persons, from and
against injury, damage or loss
by reason of the fraud, theft,
robbery or other misconduct or
negligence of persons in their
employ, or acting on their he-
half, or occupying, or about to occupy, any fiduciary or administrative position or position of trust or
confidence; to make and effect insurances to protect principals, employers
and other persons from and against
liability for accidents, whether fatal
or otherwise, occurring to or caused
by workmen or other persons in their
employ or with regard to whom they
may be under any statutory or other
obligation. Nov.  25
Gents' Suits
Sponged and
Pressed 75c
By the month $3.00
or cleaned thoroughly and pressed to look like new for $1.50
Cleaning, Dyeing, Tailoring
93 View St.,      Phone A1207
Hotel St. Francis
Victoria, B. C.
If you are interested in chickens
the Pacific Poultryman, of Tacoma,
Wash., is one of the brightest monthly illustrated poultry journals published. The price is 50c. per year,
but to all those who subscribe for
or renew their subscriptions to the
Week for one year, paid in advance,
I we will include it free for one year
year. Send a postal card to them
for a sample copy and then leave
your order at this office. The Week
Publishing Co., Ltd.
for removln
Wrinkles ane
improving the
Foraale at
55 Douglas St.,
If Dickens had heard of the Mc-
Curdy family, he might have thought
of the title of "Our Mutual Relatives."
We Have It!
If it is anything in
Groceries, at the
price you want to
New Valencia Raisins,' per lb.
New   Cleaned Currants, 3 lbs.
New Candied Peel, per lh. 15c.
New Figs, per basket, 20e.
Cooking Sherry, qts. 50c.
Cooking Brandy, pts. 50c; qts.
Carne's Cash Grocery
Cor. Yates and Broad.
In   Weathering:   the   Strike—A
Training School   or Nurses-
Bad Boys and Girls.
Nanaimo, October 22.
Nanaimo enjoyed her first pay day
since the settlement of the five
months' strike last week. Consequently there is a happier feeling
prevalent in the town; business has
picked up to an appreciable degree,
travelling men have swooped down
on the community from oil directions,
and every one feels more like obeying the precepts of the Biblical command "Love thy neighbor as thyself."
The end of the strike and the "big
pay day" came none too soon for
Nanaimo business interests, if popular rumor is to be believed. Five
months is a long time to do business
on the strength of promises to pay,
as most of the merchants did during
the continuance of the labor trouble.
It speaks well for the ability of the
merchants to withstand the pressure
of hard times, that only one failure
is recorded during the dull period,
and that one perhaps not directly attributable to the .strike situation. It
is said, though, that some of the
houses were having a hard time
weathering it this week owing to the
important demands of Eastern wholesale houses for outstanding debts. If
the Eastern firms will only use a
little discretion and allow the town a
chance to recuperate things will soon
have assumed their normal basis. The
moral perhaps is, that it is wiser to
do business with B. C. wholesalers
whenever possible.
One result of the strike has been
to turn available capital and general
interest to other industries. For
years Nanaimo has had thrown at
her the opportunity to develop and
turn into a decidedly profitable investment the herring business. The
possibilities of this industry have
never been fully realized until this
year. The visit of expert Cowie and
the sittings of the fisheries commission in different parts of the province, have added impetus to the conception and while several local companies have entered the field it is
safe to say that more elaborate pre-
li parations will be made to nurse this
profitable business next year. There
is ample room, with every assurance
of success, for many more to enter
next year on a much larger scale.
Nanaimo is to have a training
school in connection with her hospital.
At a special meeting of the Hospital
Board on Wednesday night of this
week the matter was thoroughly investigated and while the Board were
fully satisfied that the hospital had
reached as high a standard of perfection as possible in a place of this
size, it was decided to open the
school in order to give the present
nurses and the large number of prospective applicants of Ladysmith and
Nanaimo the benefits of a good training and the privileges of graduating
with the orthodox nurse's certificate.
A matron will be secured from either
the Vancouver or Victoria hospitals
and the school started shortly after
the new year.
It would seem that Mr. Aitken,
I editor of the Herald, has aspirations
Jin the Willie Hearst line. He left
I this week for Rossland for a couple of
[weeks to look after the interests of
the Daily Star, which he purchased
[some little time ago.
Mayor Planta and other prominent
[citizens have discovered that we have
[some very bad boys and girls in our
[midst, and have given public utter-
lances on the general depravity of
[such in the traditional W. C. T. U.
Istyle. The effort on the part of some
Ito fix the blame on the teachers to
Iv certain extent was, in the general
opinion, too far fetched.   It smacked
too much of relieving the responsibility for the bad training the youngsters showed from the shoulders of
the parents. In the meantime the
boys and girls of Nanaimo and Ladysmith, where the same honors are
claimed, are alive and well and enjoying themselves similarly to their
kin in other parts of the province.
A wedding of interest to many
British Columbians took place at
North Sydney, N.S., on November
8th, at St. John's church, when the
Rev. A. P. Shatford, assisted by Rev.
C. W. Vernon, united in marriage
Miss Suzie Peppett eldest daughter
of Mr. J. W. Peppett, and Mr. Randolph Boiling, of Richmond, Va.,
chemist of the Nova Scotia Steel &
Coal Co., Sydney. The church,
which was most beautifully decorated with palms, ferns, autumn berries and white chrysanthemums intermingled with which was white
ribbon, was well filled with guests.
The choir, under the effective leadership of Mr. W. A. Emerson, rendered most beautiful special music.
Mr. Angel presiding at the organ.
The bride, who, in the absence of
her father, was given away by her
brother, Mir. Claude Peppettt, was
most magnificently gowned in ivory
duchess satin with full train draped
with melchin caught up with ribbon and orange blossoms. She wore
the usual tulle veil wreathed with
orange blossoms and carried a shower buoquet of bride roses, and was
attended by her sister, Miss Etta
Peppett, who was charmingly gowned
in blue musseline over taffeta with
black panne velvet picture hat and
carrying a bouquet of white chrysanthemums. The tiny flower girls,
Miss Ruth Shatford, daughter of the
rector, and Marjorie Earle, daughter
of Mr. Stanley Earle, looked most
picturesque in pink silk frocks with
early Victorian pink chiffon bonnets, carrying baskets of pink and
white carnations. The groom's present to the bride was a pearl brooch
and pendant, to the bridesmaids a
pearl crescent, and to the flower girls
pearl safety brooches. The groom
was attended by Mr. T. D. A. Purvis,
while 'the ushers were Messrs. W.
McCallum, C. D Bertram, Welsford
McKay and Dr. Stuart Carruthers.
Mrs. Peppet, mother of the bride,
wore a becoming gown of grey
eoliene over heliotrope taffeta with
a. heliotrope velvet hat to match. After the ceremony a large reception
was held at the residence of the
bride's parents, which was most
artistically decorated for the occasion. After thc ceremony Mr. and
Mrs. Boiling left by special train
for Sydney, from there they left for
a trip through tho Southern States,
including the home of the groom's
parents. The bride's going-away
gown was a very handsome red
broadcloth with hat to match. She
also wore a very handsome set of
furs. After the honeymoon Mr. and
Mrs. Boiling will reside at Sydney.
Miss Etta Peppett is well known in
Victoria, where she made many
friends during her visits here with
her father.
W     *     *
Mrs. Stuart Robertson entertained
at bridge on Wednesday afternoon.
winter months.
* *   *
Mrs. Frank Scott, of Salt Spring
Island, is visiting Mrs. C. E. Pooley
of "Fernhill," Esquimalt.
* *   *
Premier McBride and the Hon. R.
F. Green returned on Tuesday from
a trip through the Mainland.
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Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Griffiths returned   on Monday from a month's
visit to Vancouver friends.
* *   *
Mrs. W. Scott, of Salt Spring, is
visiting Mrs. Croft, "Mount Adelaide."
* *   *
Mrs. Richard Marpole returned to
Vancouver on Wednesday after
spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Holmes,
• •   *
Mr. E. P. Colley and Mr. Max B.
Ewart left on Wednesday for England, expecting to be absent three
or four months.
• *   *
Dr. and Mrs. Fagan, Mr. Harry
and Mrs. F. Bullen are spending a
few days a't Harrison Hot Springs.
• »   •
Victorians generally and the cricketers in particular will regret the
departure of Mr. E. Carr Hilton^,
who has been on the staff of the Canadian Bank of Commerce for so many
years past. He has been promoted
to the management of the new
branch just opened in South Vancouver.
• *   •
Invitations have been issued for
the marriage of Miss Sophie Almon
Tupper, eldest daughter of Sir
Charles Tupper, K.C.M.G., and Lady
Tupper, to Mr. Cecil Mack Merritt,
son of Colonel and Mrs. Merritt, of
London, England, which will take
place in Christ Church at 1 p.m. on
Monday, December 1. A reception
will take place immediately after at
Parkside,    the    residence    of    Sir
Charles Hibbert and Lady Tupper.
• »   •
At Kelowna, on the 14th inst.\
Miss Maud Murdock was married to
Mr. John Murray Black, of Maker-
off, Manitoba. The ceremony took
place at the residence of Mr. and
Mi-s. C. Wilson.
Professor Hamilton, fyhe magetic
healer, will not give a demonstration
next week as previously announced.
He is called away on urgent business.
On his return in January next he will
fit up a suite of offices in Victoria in
which to practice his profession. On
last Wednesday evening he entertained a number of people with a demonstration of his powers in the Labor
Fred Carne, the popular Yates
street grocer, is contemplating a descent upon Government street and has
already fixed upon a suitable stand.
All Yukon and British Columbia
mail, barring one bag, was destroyed
by fire on the Pacific express on
Tuesday near Sudbury.
A particularly bad young man, by
name Maurice Congdon, 28 years of
age and having enjoyed a good education, came in for a lecture from
Judge Henderson in Vancouver on
Wednesday. Congdon is doing time
for living off the avails of prostitu-
fhe house was   prettily    decorated j-tion—which has been his "trade" for
with plants and white chrysanthemums, the tea table being done entirely with large purple violets.
Those present were Mrs. Shaw,
Mrs. G. L. Courtenay, Miss A. Dupont, Mrs. C. M. Roberts, Mrs. Gordon, Mrs. Raymur, Mrs. Piggott,
Mrs. Tatlow, Mrs. Gibb, Mrs. Taylor.
Mrs. Tuck, Mrs. J. H. Todd, Mrs.
Charles Todd, Mrs. Irving, Mrs.
«  *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Bert   Langley   are
ten years past—and was up on a
charge of having stolen some diamonds belonging to a woman now
named "Beatrice Banker" and who,
before her fall, was known by a
name borne by a well-known Victoria
family. Congdon was not convicted,
evidence being insufficient. Why do
not the police keep Congdon and the
rest of his sort out of Vancouver?
It is easily done, and these men are
a menace to thc community—far more
dangerous than the unfortunates upon
stayi nc
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Phone No. 409. THE WEEK, .SATURDAY, NOVEMBER" 25, 1905.
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Pressure of other matter prevented
our referring last week to the visit—
the remarkable visit—to the Coast
of the Hon. Mr. Emmerson, minister
of railways in the Laurier Government. But, even though comment
come late, it must not be omitted, in
view of the extraordinary nature of
one at least of the weighty utterances
of which the honorable gentleman
.proceeded hurriedly to relieve his
over charged soul as soon as he reached the Pacific seaboard.
We refer to his statement in reference to the Pacific terminus of the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Ordinary people—not interested in Ottawa's peculiar brand of commercial
politics—were under the impression
that this much-vexed question had
been settled by the Hon. Mr. Emmerson's own public proclamation of the
25th of May last, to the effect that
Kai-En Island had been formally approved by the Department and selected as the Pacific Coast terminus.
Moreover, only last month, to wit
on the 12th of October, at the half-
yearly general meeting of the Grand
Trunk Pacific Rialway, held at the
Cannon Street Hotel, London, Sir
• Charles Rivers-Wilson, the chairman,
definitely announced that Kai-En
Island had been selected . s the western terminus of the line, that 10,000
acres had been acquired there by the
company, and gave further confirmatory particulars.
Both Mr. Emmerson's proclamation and Sir Charles Rivers-Wilson's
etatetaent, however, are, according
always to the Hon. Mr. Emmerson, to
be regarded as of no validity or importance. What the Hon. Mr. Emmerson is pleased to say in Ottawa
on the 25th of May, and what the
mme honorable gentleman is pleased
to say in Vancouver and Victoria in
November of the same year, have no
relation to each other. Not at all.
He scorns the idea—this true Liberal
—of being bound by any previous
Moreover, in order to rub it in,
and to drive his statement home beyond all chance of doubt, the Hon.
Mr. Emmerson says in so many
words that "notwithstanding anything Sir Charles Rivers-Wilson may
have said, the location of the Pacific
terminus is not yet decided upon."
Nice for Sir Charles, that!
We take it, therefore, that in plain
language—and it is sometimes well to
put these things bluntly—the Hon.
Mr. Emmerson says that he, the said
Hon. Mr. Emmerson, was a liar 011
the 25th of May last, and that Sir
Charles Rivers-Wilson was a liar on
the 12th of October last!
That is the only possible construc-
iton to be placed on the Hon. Mr.
Emmerson's extraordinary utterances
to the public while visiting our pine-
clad shores.
And the question which instantly
arises in the thinking mind is—"If
he told a lie on the 25th of May, and
he says he did, is he telling the truth
What The Week wishes to know
from the Hon. Mr. Emmerson is, first,
what does he mean by his inconsistent public statements on this matter?
And second, did he come all the
way out to the Coast on purpose to
tell the people of British Columbia
that the terminus which he had declared was the terminus was not the
terminus at all?
And third, what was his object,
and his patriotic Government's object, in making two opposite statements to the public, thereby unsettling the said public's mind, and giving rise to the uneasy suspicion that
either the Ottawa Government has
no mind at all, or is contemplating n
steal of unexampled magnitude?
Briefly, what is the game? The
Hon. Mr. Emmerson is the hired servant of the people of British Columbia, and they have a right to demand
what he means by playing fast and
loose with them.
It is impossible to avoid the conclusion that Mr. Emmerson's visit out
here had to do principally with the
big plot which is being hatched at
Ottawa in connection with the treatment British Columbia is to receive
in regard to the Grand Trunk Pacific
The first visible sign of this plot
was when Senator Templeman backed
down nt Ottawa from his attitude
with respect to enforcing a clause in
the Bill providing for the commencement of railway construction on the
Grand Trunk Pacific simultaneously
with its commencement in other provinces. This has never been explained
—by the Senator or anyone else—except by the statement that a letter-
never produced—was received from
Mr. Hays, giving the required assurance of simultaneous construction.
The next visible sign of the plot
was the lobbying visit of Mr. Morse
last spring, and the deliberate attempt to trap the Conservative Government of Britisli Columbia into
paying over provincial lands and provincial moneys in order to secure that
immediate and simultaneous construction which the Dominion Liberal government—according to their own and
Senator Templeman's solemn statement to thc people—had already purchased for it. This wholesale robbery of a community was backed and
endorsed by Senator Templeman's
paper, the Victoria Times.
Then came the attempt to buy up
the Alberni voters and so defeat a
government which could not be trapped or bribed.
And now comes Mr. Emmerson.
What will be the next move in tbe
game ?
Once again the Liberal party newspapers nre agitating themselves concerning a "railway policy" for the
Provinical Government. They have
no cause for worry, because when any
good proposition for the actual construction of a required line is submitted to the government it will, no
doubt, receive consideration. Tlie
reading of thc editorials in some of
these ppaers might lead an ignorant
person to suppose that Mr. McBride
and his colleagues are not desirous of
railroad construction in the province
—a supposition which obviously is
absurd. The World, of Vancouver,
is early in the field with a clamor for
a railway policy. It might be argued that as there is more actual railway construction now in progress
than ever before in the province, a
"railway policy" is not only formulated but is being carried out, but we
prefer to consider the matter from
the point of view of the World—that
railroads are good things of which
we cannot have too many. There is
one point, however, on which we differ. The Liberal party, in British
Columbia and in the rest of the Canadian provinces, is devoted to building railways at any cost. We think
that it is possible to pay too high a
In -Saturday's issue of the World
reference is made to the assistance
given to the Midway & Vernon and
the Kitimaat railway companies. "It
is not the purpose of this article to
find fault with the Government for
having granted these subsidies,'' says
the World. "They were voted by
the House years before the present
government came into existence; they
were allowed to remain on the statute
hook unrepealed, although it has been
repeatedly asserted that the government did not favor such legislation
and would neither grant subsidies in
money nor land. It is reasonable to
suppose, therefore, that there is
about to be a change of policy, and
that at the forthcoming session an
announcement will be made of an
intention to assist all legitimate railway schemes that may demonstrate
to the satisfaction of the ministry
that, if granted assistance, they
will be in a position to carry out the
obligation that they voluntarily assume. We refer, of course, to lines
that it is proposed to build through
unsettled portions of the country,
and where it may become necessary to
stimulate settlement by the judicious
extension of government aid."
Surely the supposition that "it is
reasonable to assume that there is
about to be a change of policy" from
the continuance of arrangements
made by former administrations
hardly is justifiable. The government may have felt bound to give
effect to obligations entered into by
its predecessors in office, without
•hereby committing itself to "a
■ 'mnge of policy."
It is quite possible that the government will have a definite "railway policy" to announce at the next
session of the Legislature, but we cannot understand this extraordinary
anxiety of the Liberals to give away
lands and money to railway promoters. As the World itself remarks:
"It is true that the V. V. & E. is being built from tbe coast to Kootenay
without a concession of any kind,"
but the World offers for this an explanation that is founded on false
premises: "It must be remembered
that that line runs through a country
which has been opened up nnd its importance and richness demonstrated
by tbe construction of lines of railway that were generously subsidized
with land and, in some instances, with
money. Had there heen no government concessions there would have
been no railways, at least not until
the country had been opened up." It
is not correct to say that the country
tributary to tbe V. V. & E. has heen
opened up by other railways. The
World continues: "Mr. Hill is build-
ins the V V. & E. without, a subsidy
because he has ascertained that the
country is rich in minerals and in
land suitable for the growth of fruit
and other valuable products, and he
desires to share in the transportation
thnt promises a steady nnd profitable
business for thc new road. What
is now wanted is an intelligent and
workable policy that will ensure the
opening np of other pnrts of the vast
country that now lie dormant because
of wnnt of   means of   communica
tion." The aid given to the Midway
& Vernon and Kitimaat lines has,
says the World, "given rise to a hope
that the coming session will find the
ministry prepared with a scheme for
the assistance of new lines through
new and unsettled districts."
There, Ave think, the World speaks
for itself and not for the general
public. Neither the average railway
promoter nor the provincial government is rich enough to build railways
through "new and unsettled districts," except where those districts
intervene between important settlements.
The next session of the Legislature
is not likely to commence for a couple
of months, but already the railroad
promoters are commencing to gather
in Victoria to see what share they
can gobble up of the lands and money
of the people. All sorts of schemes
are being written up in the Coast
dailies and it is quite clear that once
again an important duty of the government will be to protect the public
property from the claws of the grafter. The Week has no objection to
the concession of some assistance to
legitimate enterprise—when such assistance is indispensible—but it is a
bad sign when the newspapers commence thus early to advocate the
pouring of Britisli Columbia's wealth
into the pockets of promoters of
Money Plentiful.
Twenty out of twenty-seven papers
in Alberta, are supporting the Liberal campaign.—Wetaskiwin Times.
A Victoria Excitement.
Victoria is stirred to its depths
over the issue whether Miss Agnes
Deans Cameron or the board of trustees shall be supreme. In presence
of this conflict the recent gubernatorial issue of Riley or No Riley pales
into insignificance; and while Riley
being a mere man was disposed of
with comparative ease there are indications that Miss Cameron will be
in the ring long after the too ambitious flight of the first Liberal M. P.
has been forgotten. The cruel controversy arose over the discovery that
the pupils of Miss Cameron's school
had used rulers for their "freehand" drawing exercises, and the attitude assumed by the lady principal
towards the inspector aand trustees
when she was questioned on the subject. Now it is suggested that the
ex-teacher become a candidate for
election to the school board, and already the Cameron men nre being
marshalled for a march to the polls.
Evidently there are stirring times
ahead for Victoria, where the school
iboard elections are yet nearly two
mnths distant.—New Westminster
Getting Straight.
It is rumored that the house will
be met with the assurance that the
public accounts will show a considerable balance on thc right side of the
ledger and that the surplus will not
bt a small one; but, as one of itif
ministers remarked to a confidential
friend (who immedintely went outside
and told the first man whom he met)
there will be a tidy surplus. If the
accounts have not heen juggled and
public needs have not been starved iw
attain this end, the country will be
congratulated upon having emerged
from a chronic condition of impecuni-
osity into a gratifying state of prosperity, present, and prospective. We
were never enamored of thc happy-
go-lucky policy that distinquished the
financial career of preceding administrations. The loans were altogether
too frequent, nnd the objects upon
which the money wns lavished were
not always creditable and seldom of
advantage to the country. The returns from timber dues will be largely increased and the mining tax
ought to make a better showing than
Special Services
for Fish, Game
and Chops
(| In French, German and Austrian {
(| Best makes.
(| Finest decorations.
<I All prices.
•I For relieving the visual monotony
of the dinner dishes, there's nothing
like a special service for the fish, or
the game or the chops—as delightful as
the hitters in the menu.
•3 They are not sm passed in points of
excellence, as suitable wedding gifts.
(| They would show conspicuously in the
biggest array of gifts.
•J In satin lined cases if you wish.
ever, for notwithstanding the fact
that fewer claims are held than in
former years the number of claims
that come within the scope of the
assessor's duties is larger than ever
before. We believe we are correct 1
when we state that nearly every
source of revenue will show an expansion. The Chinese tax is a thing
of the past. The $500 head tax has
cut off all revenue under that head.
The province's quota derived from '
the tax of $50 amounted in one year
to nearly $200,000. The Chinese certainly do not now come in at the i
front door; they avoid the tax by
registering as merchants free of taxation.—Vancouver World.
Mayor Buscombe of Vancouver was
in Victoria this week interviewing
members of the Provincial Government in regard to a further grant
towards the general hospital being
erected on Fairview heights. The
sum of $20,000 already has been
granted by the Government.
There have been lively times up
at Midway of late as a result of the
conflict between the C. P. R. nnd the
V. V. & E. construction people. The
police force there might be strengthened with advantage.
A recent advertisement in the
Colonist contained nn odd error. Instend of the name of the Arm being
printed "Mellor Bros." it appeared
as "Mellor roBs"—a simple transposition of letters which, however,
caused exceeding wrath on the part ■
of the firm. Really, it increased the
value of the advertisement, because j
people looked at it.
Hearst stands a good chance of]
winning the mayoralty of New York]
on a recount, and his candidature has |
advertised him so excellently that it J
ta" quite probable he will get the J
Democratic nomination for President!
for the next elections.
After many months, the post of-]
flee authorities at length have decid-J
cd to give Phoenix a decent moij
service. THE WREK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1905.
h    THE BEST OF    £
A Short Story by G. E. Floras.
"I say, Teddy, which of all these
fellows did you like best?" asked the
doctor's wife.
•Jr She was looking at a big framed
plotograph of a football team. The
photograph hung in the doctor's
smoking-den. The doctor had had a
hard day, had his slippers on, and
was seated, pipe in mouth, beside the
"The little chap in front, sitting
cross-legged. The one with the
ball," replied the doctor, puffing
steadily.  '' A long way the best.''
She read the name printed underneath. "R. F. Douglas," she said.
"Who is R. F. Douglas? I have
never heard you speak of him. Are
you friends still? Where is he, and
what does he do?"
"He doesn't do anything," said the
doctor slowly, because he's dead.
But he was a grand little felow,
"He looks rather nice," said Meg
critically. "What did he die of?"
"A grape stone. It does not sound
romantic, perhaps, but it's quite true.
You needn't smile. Come over here
and sit quietly, and I'll tell you about
it. You know that I was once one of
the house surgeons at the infirmary.
That was about 1880, in those days
of hard work, hard play, much enthusiasm and no Meg.
"Well, one night I got a message
that Dick Douglas was ill, and wanted
to see me. Now, I liked Dick better
than anyone else in the world. I
have already mentioned that at that
period there was no Meg. Dick and
I had been close friends for half-a-
dozen years. Never had there been a
hot word, scarcely ever a sharp word
between us. Both at school and at
college Ave had played together at
1 football and other things. Dick was
one of the coolest and pluckiest halfbacks I ever saw. I used to play
three-quarters, behind him, and many
a hundred good passes I got from
him. We did some fair work between
us, I tell you. Well, he was a medical in his first year when what I am
saying happened.
" 'It's typhlitis, I think, Ted,"
he said, brokenly. 'Remember those
' beatly grapes on Sunday night? I
know I swallowed some of the stones.
The pain woke me this morning, but
didn't begin properly till the afternoon.   My boy, it's awful.'
"I gave him morphia to soothe the
pain ,and tore away for Mr. Peal, our
senior surgeon, of whome you must
have heard. He's one of the great
surgeons of the day. 'The Chief,' as
we called him, found that Dick had
guessed rightly. A grape stone had
lodged where it had no business to;
and a serious operation was necessary to get it out.
" 'Better come into the hospital,
Douglas,' said    the    Chief.    'We'll
keep you in the student's ward till
you are well again.'
" 'Al right, sir,' said Dick.
•      • • •       •
"Just before the operation I went
'into Dick's room. He opened his
eyes and said, 'Holloa, old man.'
Then he made as if he threw me the
ball, and cried 'Go on, Ted!' I pretended to be the spectators, and
shouted, under my breath, 'Oh, well
passed, Douglas!'
"Then Peal came in with an assistant or two, and a nurse carrying the
instruments.   I   was to   give   the
"Ever take chloroform, Meg?"
"Well ,it's such n good imitation I
lof dying that you don't know thej
[difference. It requires some pluck to,
[keep from struggling when you feel 1
[yourself going under.    Standing at 1
Dick's head just before I put the
cap over his mouth, I bent down and
whispered, 'Now, Dick, show them
how to take it.' He looked up with
set lips and smiling eyes, and
* * a *
"We got the stone out right
enough; but he fevered somehow, and
Meg sat silent.
"You see," went on the doctor,
as if speaking to himself, "it used
to be for me a case of Dick and no
Meg. Now it is a case of Meg and no
Dick. What would you have? ■ A
man is not a god."
Meg said nothing.
"There were a lot of good fellows
in that fifteen. You've met Petrie,
haven't you ? And you know Tommy
Smith and Willie Gibson. But I'm
sorry you didn't know Dick, for Dick
was the best of the bunch."
"Nice old Dick!" said Meg softly,
and she went and kissed the glass
above his photograph.
The doctor loved his wife for this
child-like act; but what he said was,
"You are a queer little woman, Meg.
By the way, what about that cribbage
match? Did I not hear you hint
that you are thirsting for revenge?"
Might Have Been Worse.
The appealing cry which died away
in a sobbing wail was in the hoarse
voice of a strong man in agony, and
half a dozen white-faced chambermaids rushed to the closed door.
"Be merciful! You are killing me
by inches!   0-oh!"
Again that agonized wail, and a
message was sent to the office that
something awful was going on in No.
40. The group grew from six to
twenty. "Who was in the room?"
they asked, with bated breath. A
chambermaid recollected seeing a
beetle-browed man and a heavily veiled woman enter the room.
Again that awful cry, and a guest
demanded that the locked door should
be opened at once.
"Ha, ha, ha!" came the mocking
voice of a woman in reply; but the
man was ominously silent.
By now the manager had arrived
and he demanded admittance in the
name of the law. The delay seemed
endless, but at last the door was
opened, and the veiled woman stood
in the entrance.
"What fiend's work is going on in
there?" demanded the manager.
And again the woman laughed that
maniacal "Ha, ha, ha!" and hid her
face in her hands.
At last she controlled herself.
"I was removing a porous plaster
from my husband's back," she said
And the crowd melted silently away
into the night.
A Tall One.
A nervous old lady wns riding down
a dangerous looking trail with a California stage driver, when she noticed
a hatchet lying in the bottom of the
stage, and inquired why he carried it.
"I use that hatchet to knock injured
passengers in the head," replied the
driver. The old lady gasped with
astonishment. "We have a good many
accidents on this here line," he continued; "the stage's alius tippin'
over and rollin' down precipices, and
every time a passenger gets hurt he
sues the company for damages. These
here damage suits uses up all the
profits of stagin', and we've had to
stop 'em, so every driver carries a
hatchet. When a passenger gits hurt
we simply knock 'im on the head
and throw the body over a precipice,
and then there ain't no lawsuit.
A Pence (Saskatchewan) farmer
named J. Saunders, is alleged to have
cleaned up 15,521 bushels of wheat
off 350 acres of prairie. This averages 43 bushels per acre. Better than
copper mining, even.
The virtuous M. P. for Sherbrooke,
Mr. A. B. Hunt, has admitted bribery "through his agents, without his
personal knowledge." Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
Where did the money come from?
The following impossible and altogether rotten story is going the
rounds of the press: A pretty young
woman slipped and fell on the steps
of her father's house, spraining her
knee. She disliked doctors, but finally the knee grew so bad she was
persuaded to call in medical aid. She
would not have this doctor and that
one, but said she would consent to
have called in a certain spruce-looking young man carrying a homoeopathic medicine case who passed the
house every day. The family kept a
sharp lookout, and when he came
along called him in. The young lady
modestly raised her skirts and showed him the disabled member. The
young man looked at it and said,
"That certainly is quite serious."
"Well," said the young lady, "what
shall I do?" "If I were you," he
said, "I would send for a physician,," "But cannot you attend
to it?" asked the girl. "Not very
well," answered the young man, "I
am a piano-timer."
W. Manning, employed by Mr.
Webster of Chilliwack, was arrested
in New Westminster on Saturday
last, charged with having absconded
witb $100 belonging to bis employer.
Both Manning and Webster arc Tas-
The death by suicide of a young
school mistress occurred recently at
Salmon Arm. The girl had been seduced and deserted. Her condition
becoming apparent, the school trustees dismissed her. She denied the
accusation, and her sister impersonated her and secured a true bill from
a Vernon doctor. This certificate was
shown by the school mistress to the
trustees, who reinstated her and
apologized for their error. But she
could not long cover up the true situation and ended her trouble by killing herself. The case is pitiful and
her companion in wrong doing must
be a nasty brand of scoundrel.
The Victoria Creamery tries to get
too much for its product. The price
of their butter is 35 cents, while the
Delta creamery article and others
retail at 30 cents. Tliere is no difference in quality. In order to keep up
the price of the Victoria brand the
creamery has to ship surplus butter
to Vancouver, where it retails at 30
cents. At present there is a big stock
of the stuff on hand and some of it is
being offered inside a differently
branded paper in Victoria at 30c.
Why not do business on n proper
basis? The Victoria creamery should
reduce their price to 30 cents in Victoria. Then there would be no necessity for humbugging the public or
importing Delta butter to Victoria
and shipping Victoria butter to Vancouver.
During a gale in the English Channel on Sunday last thc London and
Southwestern Railway Company's
steamer Hilda, plying between Southampton and St. Mario was wrecked
off the French coast and one hundred
and twentv-tlirec lives were lost.
The Inland Sentinel, of Kamloops,
which follows the method of the Victoria Times in inventing charges
against the Provincial Government,
blames the minister of education for
the dismissal of Miss Agnes Deans
Cameron. With a certain class of
Grit political writer truth is a jewel
even more rare than consistency.
Captain Magnessen's store at Marble Bay, Texada Island, was destroyed by fire with all its contents on
Saturday last. The loss is reported
to amount to $8,000.
C. & M's.
Genuine Ebony Hair Brushes $   75
Genuine Ebony Hat Brushes     75
Genuine Ebony Clothes Brushes      75
Genuine Ebony Mirrors  2 OO
Genuine Ebony Military Brushes  1 76
Genuine Ebony Manicure Sets   1 OO
Chailoner & Mitchell
Uuuuuuuuul THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1905.
I wonder how many warmly-housed
and comfortably-fed citizens of Victoria know of the destitution that
exists among some people in the city ?
I do not refer to the class of people
among whom, owing to lack of em-»
ployment    or to    other  causes for
which they have often themselves to
blame, temporary poverty is not unexpected, but to some of those who,
having at one time occupied comparatively good positions in the social and
commercial spheres, have fallen from
their former high estate and now eke
out a precarious existence with the
aid of   small   change "borrowed"
from acquaintances, the    food provided on saloon lunch counters, and
an occasional—a very occasional—odd
job?   Some of these unfortunates do
not exactly present an appearance of
destitution.    The  well-fed  business
man and his handsomely gowned wife
and daughter pass these hungry ones
on the street and rub shoulders with
them in a crowd, without suspecting
their condition.   They are not always
so very shabbily dressed  as to be,
particularly noticeable in that way,\
but closer inspection would discover
a lean and hungry expression in eyes
and mouth and the peculiar pallor
that comes from lack of nourishment.
I know of several of these men who
once occupied excellent positions and
who still retain sufficient remnants of
old-time pride to prefer starvation to
cadging "free lunches" in the saloons—unless they have the price of
a drink.   Of course, in nine cases out
of ten they have come to this condition through their own folly—through
drunkenness or other vices—but there
should be some method by which they
can at least be kept from hunger.
Besides, I do not think that all of
them are "hopeless cases," and a
chance to pull out of the slough of
despond probably would be welcomed by most of them, and might result in permanent "reform."    But
Victoria people   are very   hard on
those who fail—indeed, the tendency
with many Victorians is to help them
down, and when they are down to
jump on them!
So the School Board are going to
hold a Royal Commission to find out
about the truth of the facts concerning Miss Cameron's dismissal from
South Park school! Well, after all, it
shows that there is something to be
said for writing to the papers; public
indignation is beginning to show itself. I have not much faith in Royal
Commissions; as a rule they result in
a change in soldiers' uniforms or
something equally ridiculous, but perhaps here the Royal Commissioners
will realize that they are up against
the necessity of seeing that right is
right. Nothing is more amusing than
to read the sworn affidavit of one
Clarence Muirhead in the evening
paper to the effect that he ruled his
own drawing and then to hear that
the Lord High Examiner asserted
that this boy's drawing was the only
one which was not obviously ruled!
I do not know the gentleman by sight,
but I should certainly like to meet
him as we might have some pleasant
conversation together on the subject
of examinations.
*   *   *
We are told again thnt the end of
the world is coming. Such was the
news I saw not so long ago. I remember the last 'End of the World.'
I was at school at the time and I
recollect perfectly well that I had
a big "imposition" to show np 011
a Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock.
The end of thc world wns advertised
to come along   about   half-past two
o'clock that same afternoon, and I
took chances. The next thing I knew
was that I was requested to see the
master in his study. Your faithful
little lounger went in as > desired.
Well, I don't exactly know what is
in store for me in the next world,
but anyhow it couldn't be much hoto
ter than what I got in that study,
• »   »
Why is it that although sweep^
stakes are supposed to be most immoral and liable to lead a young man
to perdition, yet raffles are so popular in church bazaars? We are told
through the medium of our daily
press that all sorts of estimable people have won this or that in the Roman Catholic bazaar. I don't want
to kick against the church people, but
I would be very glad if someone
would kindly tell me why churches
are allowed to organize mild gambles,
when theoretically the the layman is
* *   *
How many people saw the notice in
the paper that Billinton, the English
hangman is dead? What a loss to
the community! The curious pnrt
about the announcement was the
death he died of. Most appropriately
H was "Dropsy." I hope you all
see the joke.
•   •   »
I have nothing more to say at
present with regard to the Electric
Light Company; that is coming along
again in due course but the gentleman whom I have been trying to
catch for information has not been
available lately.
»   *   *
Has anyone ever taken the trouble
to observe the extraordinary amount
of filth which may be seen lying at
the back of the houses which face
onto Johnson street? No wonder that
I am informed by a friend of mine
who is in the accident and sickness
insurance line that his company has
been over-run lately with applications for relief. It is a wonder to
me that the whole of Victoria has
not been prostrated with disease. I
would most respectfully like to call
the attention of the Sanitary Inspector to this crying or rather stinking
evil which must bring in its train
all sorts of illness.
Our Boot & Shoe Sale
Is Still keeping to the Front.
Customers never dreamed that we were selling
shoes at such low prices.   We won't be  satisfied,
until we have your trade, because we are making the
prices to suit you.
12 pairs Ladies' Oil Kid, dull finish, regular $4.50
now  $2.75
These shoes are Goodyear Welts of the best quality.
30 pairs Ladies' Pat. Kid, Goodyear Welt, regular
$5.00, now     $3.50
36 pairs Ladies' Box Calf, Goodyear Welts, heavy
soled   $2.50
24 pairs Ladies' Dong. Kid Goodyear Welts   $2.25
16 pairs Ladies'Dong. Kid, Pat. Tips, $2.00 and
$3.00, now  $1.76
Agent for Geo. A. Slater's
Invictus Shoes.
30 pairs Men's Box Calf, leather lined, Goodyear
Welt, $4-oo, now   $3.25
24 pairs Men's Box Calf, good soles, a dandy, at.., $2.00
36 pairs French Kip, Blucher cut ,', $3.25
60 pairs Men's Working Lace Boots  $1.40
If you want School Shoe for Boys get a pair of our French Kip, neither rip nor tear.
30 pairs Youths' Lace Boots, sizes 11 to 13 50c.   |   18 pairs Boys'Lace Boots, sizes 4 and 5 $1,15
This Sale will Continue Until the
End of This Month.
James i laynard, odd flows' m*
PHONE   1232
but, sad to relate, the three different
sets of children did not agree. One
morning Mrs. Bishop rushed into her
husband's study and cried out "Oh,
Bishop, come quickly; your children
have united with my children and. arc
murdering our children!"
That brings me to the subject of
germs. Can anyone tell me whether
there is an hypnotic germ? I have
met all kinds of mesmerists from
Capper downwards but I have never,
before last Thursday, had the pleasure of observing the disease catching
a well-known citizen in a public place.
The gentleman in question transfixed
an unfortunate newspaper boy with
his eagle optic and told him that he
was unable to move from his present
position until the influence was withdrawn; curious to say it was true,
and the lad'stood like a rock. This
sort of thing would be a good line of
goods for gentlemen of the "stand
and deliver" profession. Possessing
these powers your up-to-date robber
might walk into a jeweler's store and
after commanding the jeweler to
stand until his pleasure, proceed to
rifle the shop.
• •   •
This week n shark made its appearance at the outer wharf. Considerable doubt has been found to exist
as to the cause for its visit. Some
citizens think that it has arrived so
as to be in time to give evidence at
the fisheries commission, while others
give vent to the belief that it is a
direct result of the recent trouble in
Russia, and has come from Finland.
* *   »
What a curious thing it is that any
story about a bishop always finds
favor. I heard one the other day
which will, I hope, amuse others as
much as it did me. The late Bishop
Blomfield of London, being a widower
with a large family, married a widow
who also possessed a goodly supply
of "encumbrances." The result of
the union was another large familv,
Why does the management of the
Victoria theatre take so much trouble
to inform its patrons concerning
the pronunciation of proper names?
It is quite correct that Majoribanks
is pronounced Marshbanks, etc., but
where on earth the management got
the idea that "St. Leger" is called
"Sillinger" I can not imagine.
Would it not be as well if the authorities on the pronounciation of
English words were to take the
trouble to obtain their information
from English sources. St. Leger is
is pronounced exactly as it is spelt,
the "St." standing for Saint.
•   •   *
Have you been to the Watson for
If you   haven't   I'm sure you will
nouid her,
But the vulgar young bloke
With his mouth full of smoke
Said "No!" I ain't been there and
souid her.''
Broad Street, Between
Yates    and    Johnson
0. 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 secure.
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8:80.
Admission: 10 and 25c.
Cod Liver Oil and
With Hypophosphiles ol Mme and Soda.
Flora the formula of a Celebrated
English Hospital.
A Great Remedy for Throat and
Lung Troubles.
S. I.
Cor. Fort and Douglaa Streets
D. A. 370
Week Starting Monday, Nov. 'il
Watson Stock Comp'y
in East Lynne
LaBt half of the week, starting Thursday
The Prince of Piano Players
is the
It has the most perfect control of
light and shade ever attained in a
mechanical piano player. By the
turn of a button it will transpose any
music to any one of the six different
keys, while its storage power motor
gives perfect evenness to the air pressure that operates the keys.
Week   of November 27,1905.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Daily—7.3010 11.80.      Matinees ioc. all over.
Gregory's Royal Italian  Band
14 Soloists.
Atlantis, Spherical Dancer,
Introducing Beautiful Electrical Meets.
Puttie & McKee,
Singing and Talking Comedians.
Miss Maud Hughes
In Illustrated Song
"in the Valley of Yesturday."
New Moving Pictures
Miss May Meldrum. n Scottish
violinist of marked ability, is the
latest acquisition to Vancouver's
muscal circles. Mss Meldrum stnd-
ed at the Leipzic conservatory for
three years and for one year under
Dr. Joachim at Berlin.
Hear it at
Week November 27
The Great Mandy
The Man With the Iron
Odell & Hart
Sketch Artists.
15c and 25c THE WEEK, SATURDAY,
* A Lady's Letter *
f5   j-L-aJj     -    -■    . #
W \i  :   : <#
As the season advances and fashion^ declares herself more fully, one
is more and more pleased with her
present versions of the mode. The
new  coats  are quite becoming and
i Start'; the millinery enchantingly
■"chic," and the gowns (day and
evening) calculated to support one's
, hest points and suppress the worst—
I all of which is very comforting. It
is really women's own fault if they
^do not look nice this winter, every-Vj
thing is so tempting and dainty.   Of|
I course, some good souls—or, at least,
they ought to be good—will insist on
being unsuitably clad and making
themselves hideous. There is one
type, the made-up and elderly, which
!appears at fifty-five and onwards in
debutantes' dresses, or a lace hat on
a palpably new toupee.   For example,
a gauze frock   falling off   shrunken
shoulders,   a pearl   dog-collar (poor
pearls!) clasping a shrivelled  neck,
and so on.   Another is the uncom-
I promising type that wears ugly man-
[ ish boots, and short skirts, and drags
its hair back from the temples into a
round knob defying any hat, of whatever inspired millinery, to set com-
i fortably on   such   a head—"skull"
: seems the more appropriate descrip-
I tion.    But, types and tactless per-
• -sons apart,   everybody   really looks
rather nice in their fresh clothes and
I autumn complexions. An ideal winter tailor-made that has lately come
within the range of my vision, is of
deep raspberry faced cloth, the skirt
fof which is pleated, and unaggress-
fively yet   cunningly,   stitched.   The
' coat was a charming little stole col-
llar of ermine, the skins crossing with
'a couple of wee heads at the back.
LVest and belt are of raspberry velvet,
Itriple sets of plain gold buckles offering a welcome alternative to the
,somewhat    overdone   button.     The
■sleeves   are tight from the   elbow
downwards and finished with a circular turnback cnff embroidered in
oval rings, repeating the idea of the
buckle in gold.   By the way, speaking of ugly boots, I do often wonder
how some women can wear hideously
clumsy boots in town, and the Paterson Shoe Company's windows full of
neat, serviceable and dainty footwear,
staring them in the face! In the ballroom also one invariably sees worn,
with an expensive and smart frock, a
pair of common black slippers.  Nothing lends more "cachet" or finish to
a "chic" evening toilet than a pretty
pair of shoes and most decidedly the
Paterson Shoe Company is up to the
fashion of the moment in this line.
Here I have seen the daintiest satin
slippers in most of the "evening"
shades, to say nothing of numerous
smart patent leathers   and   French
kid with the real Louis heels.   The
footgear question always leads to the
,suhject of gloves with us women who
are Fashion's votaries (most of us, I
should say) and and bound to her
,hand and foot.   And apropos, it may
be useful for you to know that Finch
& Finch  carry   the hest   stock   of
iies' gloves in the city.   I was in
lir store the other day and I find
they have all the best makes "on
lhand."  Now you are aware that it is
quite unnecessary for me to speak
the superiority of the well known
Dent's walking gloves, that have heen
known positively to wear for years.
Ind I know you are a good judge of
many   widely known    French
nakes in that soft and much belov-
;d dressed kid, so I will leave the
rlove subject   undiscussed   while I
jently hint that a pair of good gloves
always a most acceptable Christ-
nas present.   This present problem
certainly a most difficult one to
plve and it is high time we began
thinking about purchasing gifts. I
can quite imagine your difficulty in
selecting a suitable present for your
old uncle in the country. If I may
offer a hint let me suggest a ease or
half a case of Walker's Scotch whiskey. You have often told me that the
dear old gentleman is fond of his
old fashioned "night cap," and I am
sure that his kind old heart would
warm towards you, and your health
often be drunk if you were the cause
of his nightly "drop of grog" being
made with the good old reliable
"Walker". Another gift that is al-
very much appreciated by men, old
and young, is a case of brushes, ebony
back brushes preferred. Men have a
fancy for ebony, at least such is my
experience of the sterner sex; having
numerous male relations whom I am
obliged to present yearly with gifts.
Here I may add that Challoner &
Mitchell are exhibiting a window full
of the most choice sets of brushes in
this popular ware that I have yet
seen. In fact for Christmas gifts of
any kind, inexpensive and otherwise,
this splendid store has a marvellous
stock from which to select. I must
not forget to mention also their delightful collection of artistic brass
and copper ware, which at present
is the fad of the moment with the art
collector. I was particularly fascinated with the quaint beauty of a
copper tea-kettle and stand with odd
designs in repoussee. And as for the
dear little brass candlesticks and ar»
tistic mites of ink-pots and other
dainty fittings for a writing desk—
really I can't begin to describe them
Mentioning fads, reminds me to tell
j you that the lace nightcap is the fad
in gay Paris.     French ladies have
! discovered the lace night cap to be
! becoming,   and  it  is  used  for the
j breakfast in bed, doctor's visits, and
other occasions where effect on the
j feelings of the beholder is desirable.
! Besides, lace is being used now a
' great deal   in   bedroom   draperies,
J etc.,   the bed covers, pillow shams,
; curtains being made up in the most
beautiful   hand-made   Conemomarac
lace. Weiler Bros, are strictly up-to-
: date in this line, as well as the mer-
chants of gay Paris, and have at present all these bedroom accessories in
that beautiful    Conemomara   handmade  lace.    Another  tempting display is their   stock   of   linen   tea-
cloths, doylies, centre pieces,    sideboard covers, etc., in the delightful
pillow-lace that is made in  Belfast.
Some of this lace on    the   centrepieces is actually six or seven inches
wide and in quite the most exquisite
designs you  can imagine.    How  I
longed to possess one of those tea-
cloths.   Can't you picture me "tea-
ing" numerous old cats, who would
gaze with envious eyes on such "a
thing of beauty," which in this case
is certainly "a joy   forever,"   because  this good linen  laee  as you
know never wears out.
Decorative art, as applied to our
domestic surroundings, has made immense progress during the past few
years, and the application of electricity in enlivening the daily round,
the common task, has increased our
comfort and convenience incredibly.
To dress up this wonderful illumi-
nant suitably presented many difficulties at first, and the primary versions of "electroliers" and fitments
were crude and hideous, as I remember them. It has been given to
Messrs. Hinton & Co. to "shed a
light" in several senses on the possibilities of electricity, and their
show rooms are set out with the
most beautiful, artistic and useful
fittings it can he given the heart of
woman to covet. Time and space
will not permit me to describe these
fixtures at length, but next week I
must tell you of some that have particularly appealed to my sense of
the artistic.
At this time of year, when we can
see the leaves fall unmoved, it be^
comes a more personal and private
matter to find one's hats imitating
that annual occurrence with alarming fidelity. One naturally flies to
tonics and ingredients generally in
the hope of arresting this alarming
downfall. Now it has come to my
knowledge that the best remedy is
to invest in a new stiff hair brush
and brush vigorously night and
morning. The bristles of hair brushes
become limp after a certain amount
of usage and do more harm to the
hair than good, while the new
'brushes are stiff and the friction
caused by the brisk rubbing produces
a certain amount of electricity which
promotes the growth of hair. Terry
& Marett have a splendid line of
hair brushes, both plain and those
that are in cases, suitable for Xmas
gifts. BABETTE.
P.S.—I forgot to mention Turner,
Beeton's cigarettes.—B.
Never mind, smoke 'em instead.—
The musical event of the year in
Victoria will be the forthcoming
festival in which Watkin Mills,
Harold Wilde, Miss Edith Kirk-
wood and Miss Gertrude Lonsdale
will appear as soloists in a big production of "The Elijah" at the
Metropolitan church. The local
chorus will be large and effective,
and I suppose that the organ will
be adequately reinforced in the accompaniments by brass and other instruments. The organ in this church
is not big enough to bear the whole
| burden effectively. The performance
is to be given on December 7 and will
be under the patronage of the Lieut.-
Governor, the Mayor and other citizens. It is stated that the subscription tickets are being taken up well
and it certainly is to be hoped that
the festival will receive warm support. On the following evening, December 8, a concert will be given at
the Victoria theatre by Mr. Mills
and his party, including Edward Par-
lovitz, an artistic pianiste. The
programme of this concert has been
published and contains many good
things. Mr. Mills' quartette is the
best that has yet visited Victoria.
* *   *
The feature of next week's bill at
the ever popular Grand theatre, Victoria, will be the Royal Italian band
of fourteen soloists under the leadership of Sig. Gregory. It is a tal-
, ented musical organization which has
the reputation of being the best concert band of that number of instruments in America to-day. Its leader, Gregory, is said 'to equal the great
Creatore. This is the highest priced
attraction ever booked by Manager
Jamieson. Besides the band Manager
Jamieson has engaged Atlantis, an
accomplished spherical dancer, who
introduces a host of entrancing electrical effects in her act, and Pattie
and McKee, singing and talking
comedians. Miss Hughes will sing
"In the Valley of Yesterday," illustrated with beautiful slides and a
new line of moving pictures will conclude what promises to be a notable
entertainment. The programme of
music to be played by Gregory'sV|
band on Monday follows:
Monday Afternoon.
March, "Gregory's Banda Rossa"
Overture, "Lustphel"  Bela
Popular   melody,   "Down on the
Farm"     Tilzer
"Prince of Pilsen"  Luders
Monday Night.
March, "Stars  and  Stripes" —
Overture,    "Morning,    Noon  and
Night in Vienna"  Suppe
'' Offenbachiana"      Boettger
"II Trovatore"  Verdi
(Trombone solo by Prof. F. Gregori.)
* *   *
Harry Mestager gave an excellent
production of Ibsen's "Ghosts" at
the Victoria theatre on Wednesday.
The audience was not large, for Ib
sen's work has few admirers in British Columbia, and his plays are "over
the heads" of the average playgoer who only cares to be amused.
Personally, I think "Ghosts" is well
worth seeing—once.   I should never
care to see it again.
• *  *
One of the features of the programme presented to patrons of the
Grand theatre this week is a little
play, "The Dancing Master," which
is very creditably performed by Forest Seabury, Marie Yuill and others.
Madge and Lily Woodson are two
English girls, who do very clever
work. Westin, the impersonator,
and Wall and Irving, comedy acrobats, are also on the bill, and Miss
Maud Hughes is singing one of her
popular "illustrated" songs.
• *  *
Lucky Toronto is enjoying a fine
cycle of grand opera proved by the
Savage English Grand Opera Company. Among the operas presented
are Tannhauser,   Aida,   Lohengrin,
Rigoletto, Valkyrie and Faust.
• «   •
A well known merchants of Toronto is canvassing for subscriptions
towards a sum of $250,000 with
which to permanently endow a first
class orchestra, which is, musically,
Toronto's   greatest   need.   A large
amount already has been promised.
• •   •
The theatre-goers of Victoria are
just beginning to realize that they
have in their midst one of the cleverest all-around stock organizations
in the West in the Watson Stock Co.
an organization of players who have
been together for a number of seasons and who are giving some remarkably fine performances at the
Watson theatre, the permanent home
of this company. Victorians should
be glad to have this little band of
players who have settled down in
Victoria to play through the winter
season, because the Watson Stock
Company, under the able management of Albert J. Watson, is known
and recognized as an excellent dramatic organization in every important city in the great West, and Mr.
Watson is in receipt of communications daily from well known managers offering him the best of terms
and time if he will only send on
the Watson Stock Company. However, Manager Watson is going t*>
remain right here. He has outlined
durng the coming week's plays that
will make local theatre-goers "sit
up" and realize that there is something doing in a dramatic way in 'the
Fort street play house. During the
past week "New England Folks,"
a dainty little rural comedy, and the
present bill—the last performance of
which will be given to-night—Ouida's
"Under Two Flags," the Watson
Stock Company has made a big hilt
and it goes without saying that every
seat will be sold for the. last performance to-night. Starting Monday
night a special revival nf the world's
greatest emotional drama, "East
Lynne" will be given and will nm
the first half of thc week. The Watsons give an excellent performance
of this fine old drama—one that
should be seen by everybody. The
last half of the week, starting Thursday night, another startling novelty
will be presented in a monster production of "Trilby"-one of the
most famous of modern plays, by the
la'te George Du Maurier.
• •  *
Andrew Mack appeared in Theodore Burt Sayre's delightful comedy
dealing with the life of the Irish
poet, Tom Moore, at the Victoria
theatre on Friday—too late for notice
this week, and will play in the Vancouver opera house this evening.
"Tom Moore" is one of the most
charming plays on thc stage tin-day,
but The Week has not witnessed a
performance by Mr. Mack's com-,
oany so cannot speak of its capability. Some of Moore's ballads are
sung during the show.
Situate in the Skeena Mining Division.
Where   Located—At   Kitsalas   f
Canyon, Near Skeena River.
TAKE notice that I, Patrick Hickey,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B 03006,
for myself, and as Agent for H. Flewin,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B65493,
and D. A. Robertson, Free Miner's Cer-
tincate No. B65484, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to thc
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of October, A.D.
Notice is hereby given that the reservation, notice of which was published in the B. G. Gazette, and dated oth
August, igoi, covering a belt of land
extending back a distance of ten miles
on each side of the Skeena river between Kitsilas Canyon and Hazelton, ii
Notice is also given that that portion
of the reservation, notice of which wail
published in the B. C. Gazette and dated 27th December, 1899, covering a belt
of land extending between the mouth of
Kitimat River and Kitsilas Canyon, it
rescinded in so far as it covers land lying between Kitsilas Canyon and a point
in the Kitimat Valley, distant ten miles
in a northerly direction from the mouth
of Kitimat River, and that Crown lands
thereon will be open to sale, pre-emption and other disposition under the provisions of the Land Act, on and after
the eighth (8th) day of December next:
Provided that the right of way of any
railroad shall not be included in any
lands so acquired.
Deputy   Commissioner   of Lands and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 31st August, 1005.
TAKE NOTICE that all persons
having claims against the estate of
Joseph Mellon are required to forward them to Elizabeth J. Mellon,
the executrix of the said estate on
or before Friday the 1st day of December, 1905, after which date the said
executrix will proceed to distribute
the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to
the claims of which she shall then
have had notice.
Dated 13th day of November, 1905.
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Conditions in Rossland  Improving—LeRoi Has Very Profitable Ore—Other Koot.
enay Notes.
Nelson, November 21.
For many years past the price of
the metals for the production of
which the Kootenay is chiefly famous has never been as high as at the
present moment. Copper is over 16
cents; silver is 64 cents and lead is
selling in London at £15 10s. per ton.
In consequence there is a good deal
of activity all over the mining districts of this upper country and more
especially in the copper camps, which
are better developed than those of the
lead districts. Rossland, in particular, is looking better than it has for
some time past. It has an output of
some 7,00 Otons a week which means
that there are employed over 700 men
in the shipping mines without taking into consideration those which
are as yet in the development stage.
This means a payroll of well over
$70,000 monthly. Indeed one of its
leading citizens lately characterized
the Golden City as the best community of working men in Canada.
Business men also are declaring that
the old camp is looking up once again.
With copper at 16 cents a pound and
smelting down to $3 a ton at the
Trail smelter, Manager Aldridge
need care little whether the shareholders of the Le Roi ratify the action of their directors or not, whether
or not his contract with the directorate of that company, for the whole of
the output of the Le Roi for several
years to come, will hold good. For
under such circumstances there are
plenty of mines which will yield a
handsome profit, mines that have
heen neglected for years and whose
plants have rusted and whose buildings are level with the ground because of neglect and the heavy winter
snows. An instance in point is the
Jumbo, and more lately, the Cascade
Bonanza, the Crown Point, the Home-
stake, R. E. Lee and others are waking from their long sleep. For mining, where ore bodies are large—and
the lower the grade the larger the
body is the Rossland rule—can be
done, despite the hard rock, for less
thon $3 per ton, which makes possible
a $7 ore. Now it is barely two years
ogo since the Le Roi was howling fie^
cause it was declared that the bulk
of its ore ran only $8. There is a
large, very large, profit in $8 ore under the present circumstances. Prices
have not heen as high since the year
of the big strike when the pighead-
edness of those chiefly concerned
closed down the properties. And
even then the smelting was done at
twice the present rates.
The lead industry is not so well
situated. Until the price of lead has
reached £16, or nearly, the producer
of lead is indifferent whether tbe
price is high or low, as long as it
does not fall below £13. The bounty
is adjusted on a sliding scale so thnt
its maximum is paid at the lower
price and is wiped out at the higher.
The coast papers (but not Thc Week)
have fallen into an error as to this,
placing the figures where the bounty
will expire at £15 10s., This not correct. The lead bounty will be operative whenever lead falls below the
maximum price named in the bounty
grant, and does not expire until 1008.
Also the price at which it ceases to be
operative is more nearly £16 than]
£15 10s., as the bounty is calculated
on the short ton whereas the London quotation, referred to, is on thc
long ton. However, should lead rise
markedly above what it has done of
recent yenrs there is likely to be a
big lead demand from the United
States smelters which a portion of
the lead men think will result in their
getting better prices for the smelting
of their ores.
Locally in Nelson there is little
doing. The hockey teams have organized and so have the men of the stane
and besom. Politics have taken a
lull municipally while the action with
the West Kootenay Power and Light
company is fought out before the
Full Court, this week. After that is
done with, mayoral aspirants will
come out of the tall timber in which
they are at present hiding themselves.
The Conservatives have dissolved
their rival organizations but the
meeting called for by the section that
John Houston has not yet convened.
John Houston ha snot yet convened.
If it does not, there is likely to be
trouble under the surface, however
fair seeming that may appear to be.
Since the anouncement of results
of the Alberta elections, the returning officers in the outlying districts
have been busily engaged in counting
out the two or three Conservatives
reported elected. One candidate un
fortunate enough to differ from S 'wil-
frid was allowed a tie vote but
promptly downed by the casting vote
of the government agent. Like his
cheek to put his head up, anyway. It
was bound to be tapped with a club,
Another Tory got left by six votes
in High River, and now there is only
one oppositionist left and he is, ac
cording to the Albertan, a Russian
Mennonite concerning whose nationalization there is some doubt. His
name is Hiebert. The Week hopes
the Grit officials will manage to down
Hiebert also, and make it unanimous.
Those officials really have earned
their pay.
Maud Haywood is demonstrating
the excellencies of the "Nemo"
breakfast food at Dixi Ross & Co.'s
store, Victoria. Maud's last name
is not suggestive of the properties of
the local product which is guaranteed
pure and wholesome.
Mr. A. B. Aylesworth, the new
postmaster-general, has been elected
over his big farmer antagonist in
North York by a majority of 501. In
the Wentworth by-election Mr. Smith,
Conservative, won out by 27 of a
majority, while Pordu, Libernl, and
Chisholm, Liberal, were elected in
West Lambton and Antigonish respectively.
The inquest into the dealth of
Thomas Jackson, of Vancouver, who
died of poisoning after drinking
beer, has been adjourned pending
conclusion of the medical investigation. Mrs. Jackson is recovering but
is Mill ill.
men. New Westminster evidence
points to the harmlessness of fishing
in the Fraser river, Victoria witnesses consider the river fishing injurious.
It seems that people form their opinions to suit their business. Everyone engaged in doing up the unhappy sockeye has a kick coming for the
commission, but the sockeye suffers
in silence.
The Week begs to assure the timorous that there is no immediate
danger of an insurrrection in Victoria with the object of lynching the
members of the School Board and
establishing Miss Agnes Deans Cameron as President of a Republican
Education Department, with Dr. J.
S. Helmcken as grand-usher-in-waiting. This announcement is considered desirable in view of the great excitement prevailing in the daily
It is clear that the Ottawa machine
is not so sure of Saskatchewan as it
would like to be. Otherwise, why
was there so much unnecessary and
improper delay in holding the elections in that province?
Capt. Clive Phillipps-Wolley, correcting an erroneous report of some
remarks made by him in a local paper, puts the case for and against
the "remittance man" concisely: "I
think the typical "remittance man"
is a curse to any country," he says,
"but the man who receives a remittance may be, and often is a very
desirable and first rate fellow. It all
depends upon whether he relies upon
his remittance or his manhood."
Several of British Columbia's
country papers made the mistake last
week of supposing that the elections
were held simultaneously in Alberta
and Saskatchewan. They should have
been, but the Ottawa machine would
have been unable, with that arrangement, to have brought to bear .'upon
the free and independents of each
province the full force of its operations.
The man O'Toole, referred to in
last week's issue   by   mistake   as
"O'Neil" was prosecuted for assault
this week and fined $80.
The elections in Saskatchewan nre
to be held on December 3.
The Ashcroft Journal has come into unexpected prominence through a
threatened action for libel against it
by the Mutual Life Company of New
York. Thomas W. Lawson offers to
supply costs of defense.
Says the Victoria Times: "Miss
Gilda Leary, of this city, has received the following self-explanatory letter: 'Buckingham Palace. The private secretary is commanded to
thank Miss Gilda Leary for her kind
message of congratulation upon the
occasion of His Majesty's birthday.
November 7th, 1905.' "' With nil
due deference to the local Horgan of
Gritism, The Week does not find thc
letter "self-explanatory." Who is
Miss Gildn Leary, anyway? And
why should she congratulate the
That fish commission ought to get
wise if it keeps going long enough.
The fishermen object to traps, and
the trap owners object to tbe fisher-
The World tells a good one on
Mayor Buscombe. During the small
hours of Saturday morning last several "bobbies" entered the Hotel
Vancouver where the "hospital ball"
was in progress, and proceeding' to
the bar drew out note books to the
horror of those dancers who were
then reviving their flagging energies.
A horrified waiter fled to the ball
room to interview his worship, who
according to the World, entered the
bar room and waved his hand to the
"orflccrs" and said "begone!" They
went and peace was restored.
Construction of waterworks has
been commenced at Chilliwack under
the supervision of Mr. W. A. Atkinson, of Vancouver. Seeing that water
is the only thing available for quenching thirst in Chilliwack, it is well to
arrange for a good supply.
The Armstrong council will submit
to the ratepayers of that municipality
a by-law on December 20 granting an
electric light nnd power franchise to
a local compnny. It would be much
wiser and more in keeping with modern idens of the municipality were to
submit a by-law to raise money to do
the business itself.
D. W. Ross, Canadian agent in Melbourne, Victoria, urges shippers of
British Columbia lumber to the Antipodes to keep up the standard of
quality and to make sure that the
sawing is regular.
There has been the finest skating
ever known on Wilmer lnke during
the pnst week, says the Wilmer Outcrop, and on Sunday afternoon nearly half the city folks were on skates
and every other dny large numbers
enjoyed this healthful exercise.
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