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.rokers and Financial Agents
Real Estate, B. C. Lands
Timber, Coal and Iron
felephone 471
OlO Y-tet Street
:-    Victoria, B. G.
Tlfe Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review*
Published at Victoria, 8. 6.
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
Id,. 10.
Ninth Year
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
on, thou dark and deep blue ocean, roll,
marks the earth with ruin;   his control
iis on the shore.   Upon the watery main,
wrecks are all thy deed, nor doth remain
estige of man's shadow save his own.
:n for a moment, like a drop of rain,
sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan,
lout a grave, unknelled, uncoffined, and unknown."
the 10th the White Star steamer
Titanic, the largest vessel ever
:d, the most luxurious craft which
in ingenuity could devise and un-
:d wealth produce, the last word in
|tific construction, a veritable "leviathan
i ocean," sailed from Southampton on
naiden trip.   She carried 2,340 souls,
Iiting of 1,400 passengers and 940 crew,
unday night, shortly before the hour
dnight, she struck an iceberg in 40.46
latitude and 50.14 west longitude, a
jon approximately five hundred miles
of Cape Race and eleven hundred
| east of New York. At the time she
^oing full speed, twenty-one knots an
, and the pace was being forced on the
uctions of the Company. The impact
een the vessel and the iceberg carried
the side and a large portion of the
It is somewhat remarkable in the
(of subsequent events that little shock
felt by the passengers. Indeed, some
lem did not realize that anything
had occurred and remained in their
is for a considerable time. Others
ed on deck and found little to notice,
)t that the great liner was stationary,
more observant ones saw that she was
g slightly and was also a little down
ie bow.    No one  appears  to  have
(:ed that the vessel was doomed.   There
no hurrying to and fro, and here the
traditions of British seamanship were
hily maintained.   From the bridge, the
ain issued the word of command which
.11 the human machinery under his con-
in motion.   Officers were despatched
Iifferent points, the order to lower the
s was promptly issued, and simultane-
the peremptory order, "Women and
flren fir§t."   In the space of something
than three hours every woman who
willing to leave the vessel was placed
boat.   With the women the children
irally went. So far as the records show,
a single man raised an objection but all
tly stood aside, and with a chivalry
;h has never been excelled in any record,
ent or modern, calmly waited to face
h after consigning those who had the
] claim upon their protection to the only
ns  of   safety   available.     One   noble
nan, at any rate, refused to desert her
land, and to the end of time the heroism
Irs. Isadore Strauss will stand out con-
lously as ah illustration of affection and
ition which will appeal to the best in-
:ts of humanity.   When all the women
children had been provided for, it was
id that there was room for a few men
as, how few.  And then the little flotilla
away   from   the   rapidly   sinking
Ithan, tossed like cockle shells on the
with only 745 souls.    The Titanic
more and more, sunk 'ever lower and
Ir at the bow, sunk end foremost, until
tern stood out of the water like a tur-
and then with one final plunge sank
jh two miles of water to the bed of
fcean.   Thanks to the masterly descrip-
of the incident furnished to the press
Ir. Beasley, a Cambridge man who was
[mate enough to be saved, the whole
: is reproduced with deadly impressive-
There was no. disorder, no panic, no
^station,   no   insubordination,   Every-
moved like clockwork.   Perfect dis-
Ine was maintained, and when the ves-
look her final plunge the Captain was
Ion the bridge, ahd the band still played.
[ last sounds heard by the survivors in
boats were the mingled shrieks of the
|g and the last notes of music wjiich
floated on the still night air. Truly a glorious climax to a terrible catastrophe, and
to apply a martial phrase which has been
coined into the universal language of brave
men, "She went down with colours flying."
There are two aspects of a catastrophe overwhelming in its suddenness and extent
which claim attention. The one has reference to the mechanical construction and design of the vessel, the instructions given to
the Captain, the information which had
reached the vessel as to the dangerous proximity of a field of ice, and the steps which
had been taken to minimize the danger.
All these will be the subject of inquiry at
the hands of the U. S. Senate Commission
already convened in New York, as well as
bythe board of underwriters in London. It
would therefore be improper and unfair
on the eve of the inquiry *o anticipate the
evidence or prejudge the case. For the moment the civilized world contemplates with
a feeling of awe, a disaster so dire. It is
thinking of the tribute which Nature takes
from the boasted civilization of the twentieth century. It is reflecting on the impotence of wealth, however fabulous, to
secure immunity from perils that threaten
all alike. It is staggered at the consequences that follow when man places a too
implicit reliance on his own powers, ancl
when, however innocently, he leaves some
postern door unguarded through which a
foe may enter. But above all, the world
is thinking not so much of the fate which
levels all distinctions, as of the glorious heritage of the Anglo-Saxon race, wliieh never
fails in moments of stress to demonstrate
its finest qualities. The world has never
witnessed a more sublime spectacle of self-
sacrifice than that furnished by the 1,600
brave men who went down with the Titanic.
Their example rekindles a spirit of optimism in the human breast. It demolishes
the cry of the pessimist and the cr.aker,
that with increased wealth and self-indulgence men are becoming more selfish. It
demonstrates as nothing before has ever demonstrated that the spirit of altruism dominates the men of the twentieth century in
its loftiest manifestations, and that out of
the seething cauldron into which the cosmopolitan elements of a New World have
been flung, can emerge as noble traits as
any which characterized the heroes of old.
Today tens of thousands of our fellow creatures, who have familiarized themselves
with the story of the wreck of the Titanic,
are able to say with a stronger feeling of
"God is in the heavens, all's right with the world."
does not happen to be in the happy
position of the morning journal,
which is able to claim credit for everything
good that happens. All the same, it gets
a little credit occasionally, and sometimes
from the least expected quarters. This
week it is in receipt of a communication
from one of the leading medical men of the
city, who does not wish to have his name
published, on the subject of the pollution
of Elk Lake water. The writer declares
that the conditions so graphically described
by two well known citizens who contributed
their statement to the columns of The Week
a fortn-'ght ago, have existed for two years
and have been within the knowledge of the
City authorities. The daily press has been
appealed to repeatedly to give publicity to
the facts, but has refused to do so on the
plea that "it would alarm the citizens." In
this matter, the daily press certainly drew
a very fine distinction in deciding that it
was better for the citizens to be "poisoned"
than "alarmed." The hog farmer, who
jthought more of making a few dollars out
'of swine than of his duty to his fellowmen,
jwas found guilty of polluting the waters of
Jthe lake, and mulcted in a fine of $50. His
Jlawyer says he will appeal, presumably be
cause he is so ashamed of himself that he
hardly dares let the matter rest where it is.
As the appeal must be on a point of law,
and as the Magistrate has found him guilty
on the facts of the case, and as, in any
event, the decision of the Appeal Court
cannot alter the facts, The Week wishes
to extend to the Water Commissioner its
hearty congratulations on the arousing
effect of the article which appeared in these
columns. Just why it should have taken
two years to realize that hog sewage might
not be innocuous in drinking water, no man
can tell. It is almost as difficult to understand why, in face of this evidence, the
Water Commissioner still thinks that Elk
Lake water is pure, and that there is nothing to be alarmed at because the "analysis"
is satisfactory. There are some things
which baffle "analysis," and among these
must be classed Elk Lake water and the
opinion of the Water Commissioner. Whatever else results from the belated prosecution of the hog ranchers, the City has a
right to expect at least that hereafter the
Water Commissioner will see to it that the
sewage is diverted from the Lake.
plined and determined, who have slowly but
surely worn down the resistance of the lawbreakers. At the time of writing any
serious attempt to force a permanent strike
has collapsed. This desirable result has
been effected without any outbreak of violence, and when one remembers that the
officers of the I. W. W. selected one of the
loneliest and most isolated spots in southern
B. C. for their operations, the result must
be regarded as highly creditable to the
Police. The same fearless, determined
opposition has been offered to the mischief-
makers in Victoria, and before it the attempt to engineer a strike among the workmen of the Canadian Mineral Rubber Comr
pany has met with ignominious failure. It
is to be hoped that the authorities will not
relax their efforts to rid the Province of as
unscrupulous a. gang of anarchists as could
be found anywhere.
Everyone has heard of "Justice's justice," and occasionally the Oak Bay
Police Court furnishes a fine, fully-developed, up-to-date specimen. Last week a
party of Vancouver ladies and gentlemen,
visiting Victoria, took a motor ride in the
evening to Oak Bay. It was after eleven
o'clock; the road was clear, and they drove
their car.to a maximum of seventeen miles
an hour, as shown by the speedometer. The
local constable was on the look-out. He
followed the car, laid an information, and
took out two summonses; the first- for driving without lights, the second for speeding
beyond the limit of twenty-five miles an
hour. The case was tried before Magistrate
Henderson. The Constable swore that the
car was going at the rate of sixty or seventy
miles an hour, but he failed to explain how,
if this was the case, and the lights were out,
he was able to see the number or identify
the car subsequently. Foreseeing a little
difficulty in this respect, he withdrew the
summons referring to the lights, but still
swore to the express-train speed, in spite of
the evidence of two gentlemen in the car,
one of them the owner, an expert driver,
who has had a car for five years and has
never been summonsed. The sapient
Magistrate fined him forty dollars and costs.
Of course the case will be appealed, for
not only were five occupants of the car, all
people of reliability, able to swear that the
speed never reached twenty-five miles, but
there is also the evidence of the speedometer and of a well known public man,
resident of Oak Bay, who witnessed the incident from the sidewalk, and who confirms
the evidence of the occupants of the car.
The Week has not been slow in the past to
advocate stringency for all "scorchers," but
it has never yet advocated persecution, and
that is what this specimen of "Justice's
justice" amounts to.
SOOKE LAKE—In view of the disgusting conditions which prevail at
Elk Lake, it is much to be regretted
that work is not progressing faster on the
Sooke Lake scheme. If it be true, as reported, at the Council Meeting on Wednesday night, that only about one-half of one
per cent, of the specified work has yet been
completed, whereas six per cent, is due, then
it is the duty of someone to ascertain the
reason. It may or may not be the fault of
the contractors. They may have been hampered, as other city contractors have been
hampered, through lack of organization and
because that portion of the work devolving
upon the City has not been attended to. Be
that as it may, the main point is that the
City needs the water and needs it badly,
and that what with delays in getting the expropriation claims settled (through the contumacy of the agent representing the
owners), and delay in prosecuting the actual
work, it still looks as if it might be dangerous to predict any date, short of thc
milennium for its completion.
Of the septette of able men who represent British Columbia in the
Federal House, Mr. A. S. Goodeve is one
of the strongest, if he is not intellectually
the leader of them all. He has quickly
forged his way into the very front rank ann
has made an impression on the House and
the country which caused him to ge regarded as a man in the public eye. His appointment as Railway Commissioner in succession to the Hon. Thomas Greenway, will bo
universally popular. He has lived in the
Kootenay for more than twenty years, has
travelled largely, and is fully posted on the
conditions and requirements of the work.
To the discharge of the important duties of
his new position, he will bring wide experience, keen intelligence, and integrity of
purpose, and is bound to make an important contribution to the solution of the
transportation problem which, at the present stage of western development is a
matter of supreme importance.
THE I. W. W.—By this time the
officials of the I. W. W. must be
getting very discouraged. It is true
they were able to bring about a suspension
of work in the Canadian Northern construction camps along the Fraser, but from
that moment they have steadily lost ground.
When the Attorney-General makes up his
mind to do a thing, it is as good as done.
For the first time in his career, an obstreperous band of men, bent on conducting
guerrilla warfare have found out that when
it comes to fighting he well deserves the
nickname "Napoleon" with which his political opponents have dubbed him. There
has been no sensationalism ancl no fireworks, but tlie Attorney-General has poured
in a steady stream of officers well disci-
weeks ago The Week published
copies of correspondence which had
passed between Mr. Alan Dumbleton and
Mr. G. H. Barnard, M.P., Ottawa, on the
subject of protection against Japanese and
other depredators who are rapidly depleting our fisheries in Saanich Arm and
Cowichan Bay. The correspondence distinctly stated that an order would be issued
by 'the Fisheries Department effectively
dealing with the complaint. On enquiry
The Week learns that no such instruction
has yet reached the local authorities and
the pirating complained of is carried on
with the same assiduity as ever. This is
very much to be regretted and all interested
in the subject will hope that the necessary
instructions will be no longer delayed. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1912
I really think that the first subject
claiming my attention this week is
one which I hate to mention, but with
respect to which duty compels. We
all know how popular t'he Beacon
Hill Park band concerts are; indeed,
I am not sure that they are not the
most popular function in the city. In
any event, they present features of
interest which compel the admiration
of all. They provide the finest type
of open-air amusement, and I know of
nothing more gratifying than to see
the crowds of people gather in the
park whenever the band- is playing.
It takes me back to the happiest
days of my childhood, when, under
the charge of a nurse, I used to
toddle round the park, amusing myself with all the thousand and one
trifles that appeal to a child, sheltered from the sun by spreading trees
rolling on the grass, getting an occasional swing, and filling up the time
by feeding the water fowl on the
lake. And to think that all this goes
on every Sunday during the Summer
season in Beacon Hill Park, and goes
on under the same conditions of sylvan beauty, of glorious weather, and
of perfect protection, and alas, to
think also that here, where every
prospect pleases, that man alone is
vile. And yet, to be truthful, I am
bound to declare the appalling fact.
In the present instance the vileness
consists of profane language which I
regret to say can be heard only too
frequently. There is no excuse for it,
and therefore when I say that it is
pot vicious but only thoughtless, I
hope my readers will not think that
I am trying to palliate the offence. It
only tends to show into what bad
habits too many of our fellow citizens have fallen, and I do think it is a
crying shame that ladies and children,
dotted around here and there in tbe
happy throng which surrounds the
bandstand, should be compelled to
overhear disgusting language. It
jnust be stopped, and I think if the
park attendants were instructed to
keep their ears open and to warn
any offenders that they are committing a breach of the law, the warning
would probably have the desired
effect. If not, justice demands that
the Police Magistrate should be called
on to intervene.
*   *   *
The growth of Victoria involves
many changes, and these changes are
not confined to the building pf skyscrapers and blocks They involve
the coming in of thousands of people
,who have gravitated naturally to the
rnost beautiful residential city on the
continent. But this influx of newcomers changes the complexion of
affairs in many respects. We find
new names in the social column; new
names among the lists of tradesmen,
and new names among those who
take a prominent part in public affairs.
Everyone regrets the passing of old
landmarks, and it will not be without the revival of many an oldtime
reminiscence that the public will learn
that the restaurant business which, for
half a century, 'has been carried on
by a member of the Levy family, has
now passed into other hands, a restaurant which, for half a century, has
been the best known in the city, must
be a place of note. With advancing
years and accumulating wealth, the
-original proprietor, Mr. Henry Levy,
relinquished the business to his son,
and now the son is seeking more congenial occupation and 'has turned it
over to two old-timers, well and favourably known in Victoria, Messrs.
McManus and Coopman. It is no reflection on Mr. Levy to say that the
business will be carried on as well
,as ever and as the name is to bc retained, there is no reason why anyone would realize the change. Personally I hope that this time-honoured
business will take on a new lease of
life, for it fills a niche in the social
economy of things which is all its
I suppose it would be expecting too
much to ask that tradesmen would
co-operate in thc matter of advertising their businesses. And yet one
sometimes finds the most incongruous results from a failure to do this.
It is easy to conceive that a man
,who sells drinks and nothing else
.might put a notice in his window to
the effect that next door the best eatables in town might be found, or vice
versa. The shoe merchant might direct his customer to a store a few
doors away where he could buy good
.apparel, and so on all down the line.
But I question whether Victoria is
not the only city where the public
are reminded every day of the fact
that next door to a popular undertaking establishment is a tradesmen
who displays conspicuously in his
window a large placard containing the
mystic announcement, "U. R. Next."
Personally, I hope not.
•tf     #     *
I suppose that the most popular
thing I could do at the present moment would be to join in the hue and
cry for the scalp of the B. C. E. R.,
if it has a scalp, a circumstance which
may reasonably be doubted if there
is any truth in the old proverb that
corporations have no souls to save
and no bodies to kick. I hold no
brief for the B. C. E. R. Indeed, I
have a very long-standing grievance
against them, because although I have
been on the staff of The Week for
nearly ten years, they have consistently refused to give me a pass on
the ground that they do not wish to
influence The Lounger column. Under these circumstances I think that
no one will accuse me of being too
favourably disposed towards the company. Yet I unhesitatingly aver that
there is nowhere in the West a better
service. They are far from perfect;
they are very slow to get a move on;
they haven't the least idea how fast
Victoria is growing; and their contribution, in the shape of a few new
cars and a few miles of track laying,
while it may look quite important to
them, is but a drop in the bucket compared to what is required. But all
this is rather beside what I set out to
say, and that is, that since I pay five
cents every time I ride in a car, I
think I am entitled to several things
which I do not get. The first is a
seat. I have kept careful note of the
last hundred rides I have had in a
tram car and find that only on seven
occasions have I been able to get a
seat. On the other occasions I have
sometimes held on to a strap, but as
a rule have been jammed in by a
seething crowd, which filled the vestibule and passageway. I claim that
the B. C. E. R. should be compelled
to do the same in Victoria as is done
in many of the American cities, sell
strap-holders' tickets. In this way I
should save at least fifty per cent,
of my modest contribution, and at any
rate I should not be paying for what
I did not get. The next thing I pay
for and fail to get every time I ride
on a tram car is ventilation. I hesitate to inflict on the sensitive public
any detailed description of the condition of the atmosphere in a tram
car from which forty or fifty Chinamen and other foreigners have just
been unloaded. The imagination can
figure the gap, especially if one pictures a hard day's work, with its inevitable physical and unsanitary results, and then remembers that as a
rule all the windows and ventilators
are kept closed. On Thursday last,
when such a car arrived at the junction of Fort and Government, a party
of >five commenced to enter. They
all drew back and decided to wait for
another car. One lady, almost frantically exclaimed, "I can never stand
that stench." My final complaint is
of the paradoxical order, and it is
that I often get what I do not pay
for in the shape of a choice collection
of floating dust, well impregnated
with disease   germs,   which nothing
but negligence on the part of the
cleaners-out allows to remain. I have
several times suggested that oiling
and disinfecting should be resorted
to. This is done regularly in the cars
run by the same Company from Vancouver to New Westminster, and I
do not see why it should not be done
in Victoria.
*   *   *
I have on several occasions referred to the high price of fruit and
vegetables in Victoria and the vast
improvement in this respect which I
hoped would follow the construction
of an electric railway through Saanich
Peninsula. This work is now under
way and the railway will be in operation during the present year. This
is a boon for which, in common with
all Victorians, I tender my sincere
thanks to the directors and manager
of the B. C. E. R. Meanwhile, however, I would like to point out the
enormous advantage of a motor car
delivery, such for instance as that
which has been established by the
Farmers' Exchange. Here we have a
true co-operative movement under
which the produce of a number of
farms ds collected daily and rushed into the city, all sweet and fresh. In
fact, it is just about as good as stepping into your own back garden and
cutting or pulling your own vegetables. And not only does the Farmers Exchange bring in the produce,
including dairy produce, and garden
truck, and store it at 618 Johnson
stret, but it delivers to any point in
the city. I feel sure that these facts
only have to become widely known to
result in extensive patronage for a
system which is almost ideal, and
which will go far to solve one of the
knottiest problems we have to deal
Twin Cylinder 3-h.p. Royal Enfield Motor Bicycle, $125 cash.
Apply J. S., care of The Week,
apl13 S apl 27
Don't Confuse
Mumm's Champagne with other brands—it's the last
word, the highest quality in Champagnes—good for you
in sickness or in health, as a true friend should be. Thus
"Mumms" the word always for those who desire the best
in Champagnes. It is made from selected grapes from
the choicest vineyards in the Champagne district. Again
"Mumm's" is the one Champagne used exclusively at the
very highest public functions throughout -the world.
Do not allow your dealer to supply you with a substitute.
Wholesale Agents for B. C.
Men's Low Shoes
We have a very large assortment of Men's Low Shoes in Pater
Colt, lace or button; Tan Russia Calf, lace or button; Gun Mete
Calf, lace or button, and in several shapes and patterns. In a
14 styles, to choose from, at, per, pair $5.0
Mail orders promptly filled
H. B. Hammond Shoe Co.
Hanan & Son,
N. Y.
Sole Agents Broadwalk Staffers       Wichert & Gardine
for Children N. Y.
Miss Dudelsack
Mohday night, Miss Lulu Gla-
aid her first visit to the Victoria
tre and presented a queer musi-
edley adapted from the German,
ed "Miss Dudelsack." Victor-
must have wondered why they
Iiever heard this brilliant vaude-
irtist before. I suppose the rea-
* that which has often been given
Irespect to first class singers—
|are not sent West until they
to lose their popularity in the
Be  that as it may,  everyone
(saw Miss Glaser on Monday
will understand why, for more
thirty years  she has  been one
Richard McBride and Mrs. McBride.
Miss Hart will be assisted by several
well known local artists. This young
lady comes direct from thc Queen's
Hall, London. She is an exhibitioner
of the Royal College of Musi.c, and a
pupil of Miss Anna Williams, well
known to many Victorians as a great
oratorio singer, and now a professor
at the Royal College of Music. The
English press has given Miss Hart
unstinted praise, and such influential
papers as the Daily Chronicle, The
Morning Post, The Queen, The Yorkshire Post. The Sunday Times,* and
innumerable country papers join in
the chorus of praise.    Miss Hart has
|e  best   drawing  cards   in   Xew
She has not only personality,
Imperament.   She has an inirnit-
style,  which  individualizes  her
every other vaudeville artist 1
seen.   She has been a very beau-
voman and still has a fine stage
ice, and as a mimic she ranks
; the best.   It is ten years since
Miss Glaser in "Dolly Varden."
■/as then easily a top-liner; she
be so today but that her sing-
pice is beginning to fade.   This,
per,   did  not  prevent  her  from
"the whole show."   Every mo-
Ishe was on the stage there was
ainment  and  fun   of  the   most
ectionable character.   In fact, in
respect,   "Miss   Dudelsack"   is
the  cleanest  musical  comedy
|n Victoria for a long time.  Miss
played to a packed house, and
(o so again if she revisits Vie-
but she could well afford somelike adequate support.
Miss Eva Hart
Eva Hart, the latest addition
Victoria's   accomplished singers,
tive a recital in the Alexandra
[an Tuesday evening, April 23rd,
the   patronage   of    the Hon.
given    several    concerts    in    British
Columbia and  on each  occasion  has
registered a pronounced success.  The
Week bespeaks for her the support of
all the music lovers of Victoria.   The
programme of her recital is as follows:
"Skylark!   Pretty Rover" Handel
"My  Cherubie".. Robert  Batten
"Rosalind's Madrigal" Ar. A. L.
"A  Memory"    Goring Thomas
"When We Two Parted" Hubert Parry
"A Savannah Lullaby" Robert Batten
"Je suis Titania" Ambroisc Thomas
Bird Songs   Liza Lehmann
The Woodpigeon The Wren
The Starling The Owl
Thc Yellownammer The Cuckoo
"If I [lad a Dolly" Herman Lohr
"Daddy's Sweetheart" Liza Lehmann
"If No fine Ever Marries Me"..Liza Lehmann
".Shepherd Thy Demeanour Vary"...	
    Lane Wilson
The Empress Theatre
The wonderful fejjt performed every
night by Tokio Kisshe is by far the
most sensational thing that has appeared in local vaudeville since the
theatre was opened. The audience is
held spell-bound whilst the performer
makes his perilous climb to the roof
of the theatre along the rope down
which he presently slides to safety
on the platform. Billy Chase is an
amusing fellow with a lot of nonsense which goes down well. "His
Awful Nightmare" is a sketch which
affords Miss Clifton to make protean
changes in marvellously quick time
and is sufficiently funny to keep the
house laughing. The Guy Brothers
have been proving themselves comic
black-face men with a musical bent
whilst the Barrows duo present a
dainty dancing and singing turn.
The Crystal Theatre
The experiment initiated this week
of combining vaudeville with moving
pictures has proved an unparalleled
success, and the management of the
Crystal Theatre are worthy of all congratulation for having made the venture. Every night this week the
house has been packed and the vaudeville turns introduced have been of a
very high standard. The pictures,
which are still the main attraction,
maintain thi. reputation which the
Broad Street house has gained for itself. Remember that the pictures
change three times a week, as before,
and the vaudeville turns change twice,
on Monday and Thursday.
The Majestic Theatre
Considering the number of people
there are in the town who dote on
peanuts, it is rather wonderful that
so few knew how they grow, but during the course of an instructive picture at the Majestic this week, showing the peanut industry, the casual
listener could hear all sorts of remarks from folk who imagined that
the nut grew on a tree. In view of
this the picture referred to provided
a little much-needed education. "The
Hospital Baby," which was one of the
big features during the middle of the
week, proved to be a big drawing card
and well deserved the appreciation
with which it was received.
Romano's Theatre
"A Leap for Love" was the title of
a thrilling drama represented on the
Romano screen this week, and showed
a hazardous leap from the Brooklyn
Bridge. Another big feature, "The
Quality of Mercy," which was a big
3,000 foot film, dealt most realistically with love and despair. Romano's
may always be depended on for some
specialty every week and the full
houses are a guarantee that the public have not failed to realise this.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
It has remained for Kate Douglas
Wiggin to teach the greatest lesson
and to give the most finished picture
that is seen on the stage today in her
comedy, "Rebecca of Sunnybrook
Farm," the dramatization of her "Rebecca" books, both of which had a
circulation of upwards of a million
copies. Mrs. Wiggin has caught thc
spirit of New England with its grim
grip on the realities of life and its
stern philosophy of living. And
against a background of the bleak,
drear, uneventful lives of its people
she has set a group of youngsters,
chief among them is the little Rebecca, a tempestuous, sprite who struggles against the bounds and bonds
that are placed about her and overcomes obstacles, winning finally love
and joy and warmth even in the Puritan hearts of her family and companions. At 'the Victoria Theatre on
Monday, April 22nd.
Victoria Theatre
Klaw  & Erlanger present  (direction
Joseph Brooks) their Pre-eminent
Rebecca of Sunnybrook
D'.ect from one solid year of triumph
at   David   Belasco's   Republ'c
Theatre, New York.
The "Peter Pan" of "Homespun"
"A Play of Youthful Fun and Frolic
with a touch of Tender Romance"
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The Week
A Provincial Newspaper and Review
publiahed every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published  at  1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B.C., Canada
Truth and
By Bohemian
In a review by one of the ablest
American reviewers on a recent book,
which I hope to deal with in next
issue, a remark is made to the effect
that upon the reader's judgment of
the latter portion of the book would
depend whether he classed it as a
valuable literary work or a "fake."
The circumstances that led the reviewer to this reflection are something like these:
A woman with a "past" and the
usual checkered career of a "temperamental," finally met a man for whom
she conceived a pure affection and
whom she could love. Then arose in
her mind that eternal battle between
duty and inclination: Was she in
honour bound to tell him of her past?
Could she go to him with clean hands,
however pure and sweet her affection,
allow him to reciprocate her love, and
yet keep him in ignorance of the fact
that in the past she had made a similar surrender?
Of course, on the ethics of the
question, there can be but one answer. No one with a sense of honour
could do other than lay all the cards
on the table. To attempt to hide the
secret would but be a subterfuge and
a juggling with one's chances of happiness. Nothing could hide it permanently because even if the facts
did not leak out, Nature takes her
own revenge for duplicity of this
character, and a man of any sensitiveness could not fail to discern by
many subtle evidences what was be-
. ing so carefully kept in the background.
In the case under consideration,
the woman was not strong enough to
be honest, but she did the next best
thing. She had thc decency not to
take the fatal plunge, however attractive it might have appeared, and instead she went away and never saw
him again. Time rolled on, and to
some extent, as it always does, assuaged the poignancy of her grief.
Then she had an uncontrollable desire to give him an opportunity of
learning the truth. So she sat down
to write the story of her life in truly
inimitable style. She does not sign
the document, but she uses initials
which may or may not be genuine.
It would appear, however, from the
preface, that she relied upon some
stray chance flinging this "jetsam" of
the literary world at his feet in some
far-away land, and trusted to his recognizing the story as autobiographical since he would be familiar with
some of its  incidents.
The suggestion of the interviewer
set me thinking. Which is stranger,
truth or fiction? We have been told
by the wiseacres, time and again, that
truth is the stranger, and the ionger
I live the more I am convinced that
in this respect the wiseacres are right.
I have never yet read a dramatic incident in the most dramatic work of
fiction that I have not been able to
cap with some human experience
which has come to my knowledge,
and the remarkable career of the
author of the book referred to is not
only no more remarkable than some
I have known, but even in its most exceptional and sensational features
does not transcend them.
The problem whicii confronted this
woman has confronted many women,
though the majority have not had
her strength of .character. They havc
lacked fhe courage to deny themselves the "cup of bliss," but have taken
it under the delusion that t'hey could
successfully hide their secret, and
that at any rate as they had burned
their boats and cut loose from the
past, it would never trouble them
But there is no more unquiet ghost
than the spectre of the past. Moreover, he is a subtle and a cunning
ghost, for he will lie quiet for a time
and lull his victims into a sense of
security only once more to leave his
charnel house and "revisit the
glimpses of the moon."
The spectre of the past is never laid
and the moment of his reappearance
is often that of one's greatest sense
of security. We talk about the fatuity of ostriches, but there are no
ostriches like human ostriches; none
so absolutely blind; none so absolutely defenceless. If it were possible for
people to cease the attempt to delude
themselves, there would be far less
effort to mislead others.
The authoress of the book I have
referred to illustrates the truth of my
argument in a remarkable manner.
While she did "the square thing"
with t'he man she loved by refusing
to insult him by an act of deception,
which, if he had known, would have
caused him to shrink from her, still she
found as the years went on that her
sense of justice demanded that he
should at least have a chance of
knowing why s'he had turned from
what might have been her cup of
happiness, and so she wrote this book
to ease her conscience, and while it is
in every sense a striking and even a
remarkable production, I still maintain that there are episodes in real
life, some of which I have known,
and others which will doubtless occur
to my readers, which are at least as
replete with human interest and as
confirmatory of the old proverb that
truth is still stranger than fiction.
What's in a Name
There's a good deal in a name, a
good or bad name usually .connects
up with a good or bad idea and not
infrequently either is used or misused as the fulcrum of that lever the
means towards an end; properly used
and in good hands a name can do a
power of good, fortunately in unscrupulous hands the bad soon shows up
the effort is short-lived, lacks stamina
and the mis-use and abuse furnish an
object lesson, often beneficial.
Most of us gifted with ideas at
least hope those ideas are good
though success is delayed in the results; optimists regard it as a good
world and will say 75 per cent, of
us are good pessimists may argue
that more than the same percentage
are bad whilst the average level-headed man is content to leave it at 50
per cent, either way. Let us hope
at least that when in jest our merry
thoughts are agents for good and
that a bad name may merely convey
a paradox. We have no need for
chasing malice, that game is best left
with the individual whom it is waste
of time to know.
Oftener than we think we are face
to face with a paradox so let us
cheerfully regard it as such and remember that dear old General Booth,
probably still enjoying birthday congratulations, is a victim to a paradox
since his name is linked to his chief
peace agent the "War Cry." We all
wish him well over his eye operation
and may he live to see many years
yet in each sense of the word and
at the same time reserving all his
senses aud faculties.
We unfortunately, have to cater too
often for the "touchy," or for those
unfortunates who misapply their conscience, otherwise our courses would
be plain sailing enough.
Let us employ good sound, straightforward English and spell it properly.
We can surely be up to date in all
our ideas without having to chase
American twang and slang with gold
old English letters—if we give way
to such rubbish we shall soon have
to mount extra letters to imitate satisfactorily a tongue that is fast developing into jibberish.
The good old Paris "chestnut" displayed in a Palais royal shop window
"English Spoken"
"American Understood"
has long passed its 25th birthday.
The world is still moving and not
slower since than before then.
We have no wish to be too antiquated and all become profound
scholars of Greek or Latin in these
go ahead days—but let us enjoy life
and be at least self supporting with
our fair share of health and wealth
to make us happy at the age of forty
with the hope of still some years to
come instead of toothless wrecks with
no digestion, and either All or No
Well, to keep to our subject, a name
conveys at least one idea, at least
one idiom and it is the idiom of a
nation that characterises that nation;
with the Roman it was "Ego et Rex
meus"—shall we say "self first the rest
nowhere?" With us it is at least "you
and I" or "play the game" shall we
say—in America Roman law—let us
hope in Greater Britain English at
In the up-bringing of our youth let
us not give way to absurd excuses
which can only stand in the way of
just causes and proper progress and
Let us do all we can to support
such excellent institutions as the Boy
Scout Movement and make it as material as ever we can and not regard it with that wrong idea that has
sprung up in the U. S. A. that it is a
movement hostile to peace which
General Baden Powell has had so recently to explain away; and when
Lord Charles Beresford comes to
raise his "Naval" or Maratime Scouts,
as he shortly will do on his visit to
this Island in connection with the
Navy League, let us respond to his
appeal and give it every encouragement. Keep at least in view Defence
not Defiance, and if there is anything
in the titles suggesting any repulsive
idea of fighting, after all—What's in
a Name?
C.  B.  S.
The Week accepts no responsibility for
the views expreised by its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted whether
signed by the real name of the writer
or a nom de plume, but the writer's
name and address must be given to the
Editor as an evidence of bona fides. In no
case will it be divulged without consent.
Victoria, 18 April, 1912.
To the Editor of The Week:
Dear Sir,—I am most thankful to
you for printing my letter of 4th
April, in which 1 referred to the
"more motley half of Ireland." The
half accused by Mr. Gladstone, before
the introduction of his lirst Home
Rule bill, of "wading through blood
to the dismemberment of the Empire," at 'the instigation of intriguers
and agitators who are still sitting in
the House of Commons, but trying
another plan, by hypnotizing the ignorant aful "motley" half of Ireland,
whilst they (the agitators) are artfully compelling the Liberal government to give them Home Rule. Before the introduction of the first
Home Rule bill Mr. Gladstone announced, upon several occasions, that
the question of Home Rule would not
be considered until crime and outrage was stamped out in Ireland!
There was then a slight pause, but
eventually no improvement, which
did not prevent the introduction of
the Bill.
The real "men" of Ireland were and
are expected notwithstanding, by such
as Mr. Churchill and his allies, to
meekly look on and thankfully accept
Home Rule upon the guarantee of
Whilom instigators of murder and
There is not the smallest doubt of
history  repeating  itself   when   these'
men of the "motley half" see anything
else worth sqeezing; out of England.
Victoria, April 18th, 1912.
To the Editor of The Week:
Sir,—It very much surprises me to
find how indifferent Victoria people
are to the revelations of the last few
days—the statements concerning the
water supply from Elk Lake and Bea
ver Lake—given by The Week and
(he subsequent revelations in the Police Court confirming the most disgusting item in these statements. For
two and a half years this has been
going on and the lakes are now well
saturated with pig sewage and other
abominations. The City authorities
may well be alarmed. Some of them
seem to think because we have had
no serious outbreak of disease therefore it is safe enough.
He is not the only man who has
thought so. Graveyards sixty years
ago were connected with the church—
and wells were sunk near to them.
They got to be called in Catholic districts "Ladywells." I knew one such
well a few hundred feet from the
boundary of the burying ground and
people came considerable distances to
get soft water to brew their tea. Tea
was then $1.25 a pound. But in this
neighbourhood we had two notable
men. Dalton, a member of the Society of Friends, and Joule. These
made atoms their particular study.
They discovered that the softness of
the water came from the grave yard
and this one was closed by authority.
I think other "Ladywells" were closed
but am not quite certain. Rev. Mr.
Beanlands knew all about these
"Ladywells," but although this one
was mentioned in conversation, we
did not follow it up. This water
might have pleased our Water Com
missioner, to judge from recent proceedings, and the account we get of
Sooke water, is that it has millions
*of live wrigglers. These, in time,
will be dead wrigglers.
The Colonist recently published a
paper as to the tendency of decayed
animal matter in producing dangerous bacteria. Did the Colonist make
its selection in consideration of our
own situation? Who reported on the
quality of Sooke Lake water?- The
Water Commissioner says he can produce it clear and bright, I think
something more is wanted.
T have written enough to make sensible people sit up and think ahout
our supply of drinking water for the
next two or three years, and as to
Sooke, read the article in the Colonist
on the danger from decayed animal
matter and ponder that. I don't pretend to be an authority on these matters, but I have stated a few facts
and my own opinion 1 have indicated.
The Gymkhana
The Gymkhana held at the Willows
track on Saturday afternoon was only
a qualified success. This was solely
due to lack of system and management. If the affair had been properly
organized, the attendance would easily have been a thousand, and possibly
two thousand, while the number of
contestants could have been doubled
if not trebled. I am adopting this
critical attitude because , I consider
that those responsible for this class
of entertainment are throwing their
chances away. Twenty years ago a
Gymkhana was at once the most
popular, the most fashionable, and the
most successful open-air entertainment given in Victoria. Today it is
the resort of a few stragglers, who
fondly hope that they may see a little
of the fun of former days. There are
plenty of people in Victoria who love
this form of amusement, and who
would gladly co-operate to make it a
success if they were afforded an opportunity. I want to make a few suggestions, which, if carried out, will
undoubtedly result in such a gathering as has not been seen for many
years, and will correspondingly gladden the hearts of those who organize
it. Now for my suggestions. First
of all there should be a committee of
ladies and gentlemen, say about seven.
The members of the committee should
personally and by letter solicit the
co-operation of people who have good
horses and who would be likely to
take an interest in the affair. Having
secured a sufficient number of entries,
the same or another committee should
undertake the arrangements of the
day and systematize them so that
there would be no wearisome delays.
Post entries should be prohibited.
Nothing is more tantalizing than for
the officials not to know until the last
minute who is going to compete.  En
tries   should  close,  at  any  rate,
night before, and all the contest
should be properly scheduled,
cials should be detailed to look
each department on the ground t(
that hurdles, rings, standards, bo
and all the other requisite parai
nalia is at the right place when
wanted.   I   would  also  suggest
somebody should  make an  effoi
have some proper hurdles of a
manent character constructed,
thing    more    poverty-stricken
those used last Saturday I neverl
Let  the    promoters    "buck up.l
would undertake to tell them, 0$
reel,   at   least   a   dozen   people I
would  have entered last Saturdl
they  had been  asked,  but  unfo
ately  the  impression   seems  to |
got out that the affair is  run
small "clique" and that outsider)
not   wanted.   Apart   from  this L
cism I would like to comment I
the    excellent    riding   "and    g<|
horsemanship of some of the co|
ants, notably Mrs. Cox, Miss
Miss   Holden,  Miss  Pemberton!
Messrs. Pemberton, Linton, Mcfl
and Crawford.   Some of the Jul
was really first class, and it iff
since I have seen a prettier ponj
hurdles than Mr. McEvoy's.
The annual    ball  of    the
Hockey  Club    will  be    held
Alexandra Hall on Friday, Apri
This popular function is in the
of a strong committee, who a
termined   to   make   it   if   poss
greater  success    than    usual,
have   secured   the   services   of
Thain's orchestra which will pi;
latest dance music.   The caterin
leave nothing to be desired, si
has  been    entrusted    to  Mr.
Robinson.    Altogether  a   thorc
enjoyable evening may bc looke
ward to.
From  "Tobogganing On  Pamassl
By Franklin P.  Adams
Love   me   to-night!     Fold   your   dca
around ine--
Hurt me—I do but glory in your
Tho' your fierce strength absorb, cngi
drown me,
Love nie to-night!
The world's wild stress sounds less tl
own heart-beat
Its  puny  nothingness  sinks  out ol
Just you and I and Love alone are left,
Love ine to-night!
Love me to-night I   T care not for to-mo
Look in my eyes, aglow with Love
I'till   soon   enough   will   come   dayligh
Love mc to-night!
—Ileatricc M. Harry in the llanquet
*    *    *
Wc  can't   to-night!     We're   overworke
We ve got a lot of pargraphs to wr
Although your invitation drives us di;
We  can't   to-night I
Bilt, Trixie, we admit we're greatly smi
The heart you picture—incandescent,
We must confess that you havc made a hit
Us here to-night.
0 Ileatricc!    0 Temporal    O Heaven
List to our lyre the while thc strir
Where shall you be at—well, say half-past
To-morrow night ?
1 count that friendship little worth
Which has not many things untold,
Great longings that no words can he
And passion-secrets waiting birth.
Along the slender wires of speech
Some message from th*1 heart is sen
Hut who can tell the whole that's l
Our dearest thoughts are out of reach.
I have not seen thee, though mine eyes
Hold now the image of thy face;
In vain, through form, I strive to t
The soul I love;   that   deeper   lies.
A  thousand accidents control
Our meeting here.    Clasp; hand in h
And swear to meet me in that lani
Where friends hold converse soul to sou
—Henry  Van  E
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|C. B. Bagshawe—Richardson St.—Garage  150
G. W. Cromwell—View St.—Add'n   2,000
Sorenson—Burleith—Dwelling  3,000
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C. Seaborne—Richmond ancl Cowan—Dwelling  2,500
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The town of Frank, Alberta, sits beneath Turtle Mountain. At
|moment it is likely to slide and bury a progressive people. A
rnment commission has examined the situation, reported it dan-
lis, and advised the removal of the town. Frank's familiarity with
mountain may have bred contempt, for we have not heard that its
[le have begun to pack. The town is urged to move without delay.
Irwise disaster will result. The government commission thinks
hinder present commercial conditions, it is not possible to mine
|n a certain area without incurring the danger of precipitating a
landslide. They say that the only conditions under which mining
Jd be carried on in the danger area above described are: (1) The
(site should be abandoned and the risk to the property of the Cana-
1 Pacific Railway assumed. (2) The present entrance to No. 1
|t) mine should be abandoned and the mine should be operated by
levels from the shaft mine or from an opening at the extreme
|iern end of the property in the vicinity of Hillcrest. (3) Unusually
pillars should be left throughout the danger area, particularly in
lipper levels, and not more than 50 per cent, of the coal should
Itracted.    (4) The excavated areas should be packed.
Taking into account: (a) The steepness of the'eastern slope of
lie Mountain; (b) its peculiar structure, ancl especially the atti-
1 of the joint planes (planes of scission); (_•) the possibility of
jnal stresses, inherited from the period of original upheaval;
lthe effect of highly possible jars on the delicate mechanism of this
Icular mountain (jars of a moderate earthquate, like that of 1901
lis region, or slight settlement of the mine workings might preci-
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pitate a slide of the first order; (e) the strong similarity of the conditions now to those immediately preceding the slide of 1903; (/) the
special danger to the stability of the North Peak block induced by the
1903 slide; (</) the evidence of the recent development of fissures in
the North Peak, and (h) the difficulty of forecasting the exact course
of the threatened slide or slides, the commission is agreed on the
following conclusions:—
Irrespective of mining operations ancl because of existing conditions only, there is danger of a disastrous landslide from Turtle
Mountain. They are agreed that danger exists from what has hitherto
been called the North Park block.
The present shaft and mine buildings surrounding the townsite,
also the row of houses to the north-west of it, appear to be reasonably
safe from the effect of a slide from Turtle Mountain. Practically
all the rest of the townsite should be done whether the mine is
operated in the danger zone or not, on account of the unstable condition,
from natural causes, of the North and South peaks. Whatever the
report of this or other commission, the town can never be an important
one on its present site, since there will always remain the dread of
another calamitous slide like that of 1903. In spite of undoubted
individual hardship, caused by abandonment of the present site, the
town, on a new and safe site, might prosper as never before. The
people of Frank must move. Canada would rather admire them for
their present caution than sympathize with future disaster.
Mr. William McNab, principal assistant engineer of the Grand
Trunk Railway system, recently returned to Montreal from the Panama
Canal, where he went for the purpose of inspecting the engineering
plant used, as well as other features connected with the undertaking.
"In regard to the economics of commerce," said Mr. McNab,
"there can be little doubt but that the canal will in general create an
entirely new situation. Its operation will not only form new geographical features and substantially modify the complexity of the world's
commerce but it will be an element of such importance that its influence
will be universally felt in a more or less degree in every branch of
trade. The North will be nearer and in closer relationship to the
South and the South will be closer to the North. The Central American republics, too, which hitherto have been an uncertain feature in
modern business ancl social life, will be found to fall in line with and
share in such development. The fruit districts of Central America
and the West Indies will also undergo rapid expansion in meeting
the new.order of things.
"It is unnecessary at present to quote saving in distance in certain
existing sailing routes which will be effected after the canal is in use.
It is obvious, among other things, that rapid growth of Pacific ports
may be looked for.
"In regard to how the several transcontinental railways will be
affected by the existence of the canal and the traffic it will carry, it is
obvious that the most northerly ones will specially derive a direct
benefit from it. The wheat fields of Western Canada are practically
only beginning business, ancl at no far distant date will be a main source
of supply of breadstuff's for not only Europe, btit for the Southern
States and West Indies as well. The problem of handling the fall
crops in one direction within a reasonable time will then be felt. The
Grand Trunk Pacific with its low gradients will be in a position to
distribute its business to advantage, and take westward from Saskatchewan and Alberta a fair share of the agricultural output of these
provinces for shipment via Prince Rupert ancl the canal."
No financial "report was presented at the annual meeting of the
Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company. A strike was in progress for eight
months of the year, during which time the mines were non-productive,
and prior to the reimposition of the duties on coal early in December
the Western market was flooded with the American product. It is
stated the outlook is satisfactory, and that the output in January and
February was about the same as a year ago.
The Opportunities in Red Deer- Alta.
Today' for making Quick profits are greater than any
other town in Western Canada today—Why? It is a
railroad centre today, and is to be one of the biggest
railroad centres in the near future. Simply follow the
newspaper reports, look up the strategic location, then
drop in and get a couple of lots in ALBERTA PARK
$ioo each.   Terms, $5 cash, $5 per month
Owen-Devereux Investment Co.
Phone 1980 Cor. Fort and Douglas
apl 20 S may 18
Coal mining rights of the Domini!
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Albert!
Yukon Territory, the North-west Terif
and in a portion of the Province of L
Columbia, may be leased for a term of tl
one years at an annual rental of $i ail
Not more than 2,560 acres will be leal
one applicant. f
Application for a lease must be md
the applicant in person to the Agent ol
Agent of the district in which the r
applied for are situated. 1
In surveyed territory 'he land must I
scribed by sections, or legal suh-divisil
sections, and in Unsurveyed territory till
applied for shall be staked out by thel
cant himself. t T
Each application must be accompanieJ
fee of $5 which will be refunded if thel
applied for are not available, but not!
wise. A royalty shall be paid on thp
chantable output of the mine at the
five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall I
the Agent with sworn returns account!
the full quantity of merchantable coalf
and pay the royalty thereon. If til
mining rights are not being operate]
returns should be furnished at least f
The lease will include the coal mininl
only, but the lessee may be permitted I
chase whatever available surface rigll
be considered necessary for the worf
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acrl
For full information application sh!
made to the Secretary of the Depart!
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any A|
Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORY, -
Deputy Minister ,of the In!
N.B.—Unauthorized publication off
vertisement will not be paid for.
mch 9
District of Coast, Range 3  ■
TAKE NOTICE that Charles Mori
Stornoway, Scotland, occupation Mercl
tends   to   apply   for   permission   to   1
the following  described  lands:—Cornl
at a post planted   10 chains south fl
south-east corner of Lot 126; thence m
chains; thence west 40 chains; thenc|
20 chains; thence east 40 chains to
Dated January 2ndt  1912.
J. R.  Morrison,
feb. 24
District of Bella Coola     1
TAKE notice that Peter Tester, of L
B.C., occupation Hotel Proprietor, intl
apply for permission to purchase the fel
described lands:—Commencing at T
planted three miles east of Section 27J
ship 9, Range 3, on the south bank!
Bcfla Coola River; thence east 40 I
thence south 20 chains; thence west 401
thence north 20 chains to point of conl
ment, containing 80 acres or thereabout
land being the late pre-emption of
Sutherland and numbered 2975.
Dated  February  28th,   1912.
mch. 16
In the Court of Public Opinion—and the Ladies of Victoria are to
be the judges.   For ten days we will place one of our
Electric Irons in any home in Victoria
free of charge.   Phone your
name & address
B. C. Electric Railway Company, Ltd.
P. O. Drawer 1580
Light and Power Dept.
Telephone 1609 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1912
Water Rights Branch
the matter of the Board of Investiga-
created   by   Part  III.   of   the   "Water
for   the   determination   of   the   water
ts  existing  on  the   12th  day  of March,
;   and   in   the  matter  of  the   following
:s in the  Victoria Water District:—
Ubutus Creek,
.nchenachie Creek.
.verill's Creek.
—ipple River.
.t-Lat-Zee River.
.nkitree Creek.
Hard   Lake.
mpach River.
shulm Creek.
|nutz Lake.
lice Lake.
lian Lake.
lams Creek,
ie Creek.
;narko  River,
itaklin Lake.
•Way-Kel-Lesse River.
Iker Creek.
|ttys Creek.
u* Creek.
tr Lake,
aver Creek,
igal Spring.
Four Creek,
son Creek,
■sails Creek,
nton Lake,
ttania Creek.
ither Creek.
:m River,
ff Lake.
lanza Lake.
iden Creek,
ulder Creek,
idley Creek.
>wns River,
ck Creek.
ttles Lake,
ot Lake.
ar River,
ird Creek,
gaboo  Creek.
[la Coola River.
ickwater River.
ckingham Lake.
ie  Bells  Creek.
ir Creek,
sh Creek,
cutta Creek,
npbell River.
npbell Lake,
npbell Lake, Upper,
icade Creek,
lar Creek,
emainus River,
ndening Spring.
Id Creek,
lquitz River,
tter Creek,
ewson Creek,
omsack Creek,
aelquoit Lake,
noe  Creek,
oft Creek,
al Creek,
mox Lake,
mox River,
uikshank River.
anberry Lake,
ecwhat River,
eewhat Lake,
wichan Lake,
wichan River,
ttonwood Creek,
rry Creek,
ilco Lake,
ilco River.
antsler Lake,
isko River. •
uck Walla River.
•manah Creek.
irles Creek.
:he Creek,
iwson Creek.
its-Cah River,
irtenay River.
hi Creek.
ley River.
is River.
:r River,
idhorse Creek.
im Lake.
rie River,
naniel River.
n River.
:k Lake.
ot Creek.
heimick Creek.
1  Creek.
Ie Lake.
lyn Creek.
ers Lake.
idwood Creek.
rth Lake.
ds Lake.
Is Creek.
ds Creek.
lyth Lake.
lers Creek.
dhope Creek.
zly Creek.
:ier Creek.
■gie Lake.
;n River.
rson Creek.
lon River.
Istream Creek.
Istream Lakes.
ora Creek.
■ge Creek.
lalko River.
Homalko River, East Branch.
Homalko River, West Branch.
Heyden Lake.
Huston Lake.
Halls Creek.
Home Lake.
Harris River.
Haslam Creek.
Hydamus Creek.
House Creek.
Holharko River.
Hargrave Lake.
Hagans  Spring.
Hewitt Creek.
Halmer Creek.
Hyrg Lake.
Imperial Spring.
Ironclad Creek.
Ida Lake.
Indian Lake.
Indian River.
Jubilee Creek.
Johns Creek.
Jordan River.
Keating Creek.
Koksilah River.
Klite River.
Keogh Lake.
Kakweiken River.
Kingcome River.
Kulee Creek.
Kilippi  Creek.
Kla-anch River.
Kokish River.
Kains Lake.
Kathleen Lake.
Karmutsen Lake.
Keagh River.
Kla-Kla Kama Lake.
Kelvin Creek.
Kildalla River.
Krantz Creek.
Koeye Lake.
Kahylskt River.
Keeh-Klack  Lake.
Kwatna River.
Kle-na-Klene   River.
Langley Spring.
Lillie Creek.
Link River.
Loakim Creek.
Lucky Creek.
Lapan Lake.
Loquaist River.
Lake of the Mountains.
Long Lake.
Lorimer Creek.
Lost Creek.
Leech River.
Leech River, North Fork.
Loon Lake,
Lorna   Lake.
Langford Lake.
Laurel Creek.
Le Blanc Lake.
Lone Creek.
Marble Creek.
Mabel Creek.
Manley Creek.
Matheson Creek.
Matheson Lake.
Mathewsons Springs.
Matson Creek
Metchosin River.
Millard Creek.
Mill Stream.
Mineral Creek.
McLellans Creek.
Middle Lake.
Moh Creek.
Mink River.
Mosquito Lake.
Marvel Creek.
Meadow Creek.
Meads Creek.
McKay  Lake.
McKay Creek.
Muir Creek.
Moriarty   Lake.
Martins Gulch.
Mountain Lake.
Maxwell Lake.
Mitchells Lake.
Marion Creek.
Middle Lake.
Mohun Lake.
Mauser Creek.
Machmell River.
Myra Creek.
Nanaimo River.
Nanaimo River, South Fork.
Nanaimo Lake.
Nescanlith Lake.
Nugget Creek.
New Memis Creek..
Nutarvas River.
Neechantz River.
Neechantz River, Welt Fork.
Nimpkish Lake.
Nahwittie River.
Nitnat River.
Nitnat Lake.
Nine-mile Creek.
Nixon Creek.
Noeich River.
Nacoontloon   Lake.
Noosatsum River.
Nimpoh Lake.
Noch River.
Nile Creek.
Noomas River.
O-we-Kano Lake.
Oyster River.
One-mile Creek.
Prices Spring.
Prospect Lake.
Puntledge River.
Phillips River.
Phillips Lake.
Poison Creek,
Putchay River.
Pike Lake.
Puntze Lake.
Peterson Lake.
Placer Creek.
Paxton Lake. ,
Price Creek.
Quamichan Lake.
Q uamichan Creek.
Quatom River.
Quartse River.
Qualicum River.
Quinsam River.
Quatlena River.
Richards Creek.
Rock Creek.
Robertson River. ,
Rocky Run Creek.
Rosevall Creek.
Sand Hill Creek.
Skinner Creek.
Skomahl Creek.
Somenos Creek.
Somenos Lake.
Sooke River.
Sooke Lake.
Stocking Lake.
Swamp  Creek.
Saltery Stream.
Salmon River.
Southgate River.
Second Lake.
Sim Creek.
Shannon Lake.
Seymour River.
Smoke-house Creek.
Silver Creek.
Stony Creek.
Sowick Creek.
Sunday Creek.
Skeemahaut River.
Suquash River.
Shusharte River.
Sombrio River.
Shaws Creek.
Sulton Creek.
Surprise Creek.
Schoen Lake.
San Juan River.
Shawnigan Lake.
Swan Lake.
Stowell Lake.
Sumquolt Creek.
Spruce Creek.
Sigulta Lake.
Skomalk River.
Snootsplee River.
Saltoomt River.
Summit Lake.
Sumqua River.
Stella Creek.
Stella Lake.
Stafford River.
Swollup Creek.
Sigutlat  Lake.
Snookyly Creek.
Shotbolt Creek.
Shepherd Creek.
Taggarts Creek.
Todd Creek.
Tripp  Creek.
Tahumming Creek.
Twist Lake.
Tatlayoco Lake.
Tom Browne Lake.
Topaz Lake.
Tzee River.
Three Lakes.
Tsulton River.
Tsi-itka River.
Tsulquate River.
Tsable River.
Tsolum River.
Trout Lake.
Twin Creek.
Tusulko River.
Tzacha Lake.
Takia Lake.
Takia River.
Taantsnee River.
Tzatleanootz River.
Talchako River.
Tsodakirko River.
Toba River.
Toba River, Little.
Takush River.
Talcomen River.
Tastsquan River,
Ulgako River.
Upper Powell River.
Upper Powell River, Salt Fork.
Upset Creek.
Vernon Creek.
Vernon Lake.
Valley Creek.
Wheelbarrow Creek.
Whisky Creek.
White-house Creek.
Whannock River.
Washwash River.
Wardroper Creek.
Waterloo Creek.
West Lake.
Weston Lake.
Wolf Creek.
Wright Creek.
Walt Creek.
Waamtx River.
Waxeman River.
Wusash River.
Young Lake.
Stream situated -.0.- to wagon-roao crossing the Lena Mount Sicker Railway.
Some springs rising at or near the foot of
Sugar Loaf Mountain in Sec. 1, R. 9,
Spring on Sec. 5, R. 10, Chemainus.
Springs rising on Sec. 3. R- 9. Chemainus.
Creek rising mountains west of Mosquito
Harbour, Mean Island.
Stream running through M. J. Smith's
property,  Comaiken  District.
Spring on part of Section 3, R. 3, Comaiken District.
Spring on Maple Bay Road.
A spring on Sec. 7, R. 4, Comaiken District.
Creek near Sec. 3, Tp. 9, Comox District.
Small spring on W. Weeks land, Cowichan
Creek running northerly through Sec. 7,
R. 2, Cowichan District
Spring on Sec. 18, R. 3, Cowichan District.
Stream rising in Sec. 5, R. 7, Cowichan
Two streams from springs on Sec. 4, R. 8,
Quamichan District.
Stream running into Esquimalt Lagoon
across Sec. 15, L. 54. Esquimalt District
Stream rising on Sec. 35. Esquimalt District.
Unnamed creek rising in Sec. 33, Esquimalt District.
Small stream near south section line Sec.
31, R. 6, East Lake District
Stream rising on Sees. 31 and 3a, Lake
Spring unnamed on Sec. 55, Lake District.
Small stream rising in Sec. 31, R. 6, E.
Lake District.
Unnamed creek flowing  through   Lot  47,
Malahat District.
Two springs situated near Bald Mountain,
part of Tp.   1, Malahat District.
Creek flowing through W.  lA Sec. so, R.
2, Quamichan District.
Spring rising in Upper Swamp on W.  Y_
Sees.  17 and 18, R. 5, Quamichan District.
Springs rising on Sec.  17, R. 5, and Sec.
'7. R- 5. Quamichan District.
Spring about the middle of Sec. 14, R. 6,
Quamichan District.
Small stream flowing through Sec.  1, R.
8, Quamichan District.
Two unnamed creeks flowing through Sec.
77. Renfrew  District.
Small lake, east of Jordan Meadows.
Unnamed stream which empties into Port
McNeill, near N.W. V_\ Sec.  14, Tp. 2.
Rupert District.
Stream rising from a spring on Sec.   12,
R. 4, South Saanich District.
Small stream rising in Sec. 4, R. 2 and 3,
West South Saanich District.
Lake   on   S.   E.   slope   of   Mount   Wood
The "Ram" and other springs on Sec. 5,
R. 3, East Salt Spring Island.
Stream  from  Springs   _i  mile from  salt
water flowing into Satellite Channel.
Unnamed stream which flows through Sec.
6, R. 9, Shawnigan District.
Creek flowing through Sec. 9, R. 10, Shawnigan District.
Underground stream in Sec. 3, R. 3, Somenos.
Swamp on Sec. 4, R. 3, Somenos.
Stream flowing through Sec. 7, R. 4, Somenos District.
Stream running through part of Sec. 44,
Victoria District.
Springs situate on part of Sec. 44, Victoria
A stream running from Sec. 44, Victoria
Stream, springs, and watercourses running
through part of Sec. 44, into Cadboro
Springs on the waterfront portion of Sec.
84,. Victoria Distiict.
Unnamed   stream   running   through   Lots
622, 623, 624, R. t, Coast District.
Unnamed stream at head of McLaughlin
Bay, Rivers Inlet.
Unnamed  creek  flowing  into   Fly  Basin,
through Lot 30, R. 2, Coast District.
Creek flowing through Lot 60, R. 2, Coast
A chain of small lakes on Walram Island,
Rivers Inlet.
Stream one to two miles north from Wad
hams P.O., Rivers Inlet.
Unnamed creek at head of Shotbolt Bay,
Rivers Inlet.
Stream running through  Lot   107,  R.  3,
Coast District.
Unnamed      mountain      stream      running
through Sec. 12, Tp. 2, R. 3, Coast District.
Stream running eat to west on Lot toi,
Rivers Inlet.
Stream    rising   in   the   divide    between
Mount Sicker and Mount Prevost and
flowing in an easterly direction.
Stream at head of Quathiaski Cove,
and   all   unnamed   springs,   streams,   creeks,
ponds, gulches, and lakes tributary to or in
the vicinity of the above-named streams.
Take notice that each and every person,
partnership, company, or municipality who,
on the said 12th day of March, 1909, had
water rights on any of the above-mentioned
creeks, is directed to forward on or before
the 27th day of April, 1912, to the Comptroller of Water Rights at the Parliament
Buildings, at Victoria, a memorandum of claim
in writing as required by section 28 of the
said Act as amended. Printed forms for such
memorandum (Form No. 19) can be obtained
from any of the Water Recorders in the Province ;
The said Board of Investigation will then
proceed to tabulate such claims.
After the claims have been tabulated by
the Board, notice will be given of the places
and days on which evidence and argument
will be heard at local points.
Dated at Victoria this 6th day of March,
By order of the Board pf Investigation.
Acting Comptroller of Water Rights,
mch. 23 apl 20
Water Rights Branch
In the matter of the Board of Investigation
created by Part III. of the "Water Act" for
the determination of water rights existing on
the 12th day of March, 1909, and in the matter of the following creeks in the Alberni
Water District:—
Alma Spring.
Anderson Lake.
Ash River.
Ash Lake.
Bartlett Creek.
Bergh Creek.
Beaver Creek.
Bulson  Creek.
Bear River.
Buttles Lake.
Burman River.
Buck  Creek.
Bainbridge Lake.
Boulder Creek.
Browning Creek.
Bamfield Creek.
Canon Creek.
China Creek.
Cinnabar Creek.
Cameron Lake.
Cameron River.
Coleman Creek.
Clayoquot River.
Cleagh   River.
Cache Creek.
Cous Creek.
Couer d'Alene Creek.
Cinnamon Creek.
Dublin Gulch.
Dickson Lake.
Deer Creek.
Doners Lake.
Deep Lake.
Delia Falls.
Elsie Creek.
Englishmans River.
Elk River.
Elk River, North Fork.
Effingham Creek.
False Creek.
Fosseli Creek.
French Creek.
Franklin Creek.
Four-mile  Creek.
Granite Creek.
Granite Falls.
Gold River.
Grappler Creek.
Goose Creek.
Grace River.
Green Lake.
Great Central Lake.
Ham-i-lah  Lake.
Hardy Creek.
Hobart Lake.
Handy Creek,
lngersoll Creek.
Jew Creek.
Johnson River.
Kitsucksis Creek.
Kennedy Lake.
Keith River.
Keith River, North Fork.
Kewquodie   Creek.
Ka-oo-winch Creek.
Lizard Lake.
Lost Shoe Creek.
Long Lake.
Lake Sugsar.
Lucky Creek.
Little Qualicum River.
Moyahat River.
Megin Lake.
Muchalat Lake,
Mahatta River.
Macjack River.
Museum Creek.
Mosquito Creek.
McFarlands Creek.
Mineral Creek.
Maggie Lake.
Marble Creek.
Muriel Creek.
Mortimer Creek.
Mill Creek.
McQuillan Creek.
Nahmint Lake.
Nahmint River.
Narrow Gut Creek.
Pool Creek.
Porphery Creek.
Penny Creek.
Roger Creek.
Rebbeck Creek.
Stamps River.
Shakespeare Creek.
Somas River.
Spring Creek.
Sproat Lake.
San Joseph Creek.
St. Andrews Creek.
Sage Creek-
Sand River.
Sutchie River.
Sarita Lake.
Sarita River.
Sarita River, South Fork.
Ternan Creek.
Taylor Creek.
Tsusiat Lake.
Toquart River.
Tranquille Creek.
Trout River.
Tahsis River.
View Lake.
Williams Lake.
Yellowstone Creek.
Spring on Sharp Point
Pond situate about 600 feet from Grappler Creek.
Small   stream   emptying   into   bay   about
half a mile west of Village Point, Kyuquot Sound.
Creek   running   through   Lot   5,   Rupert
Small creek running through Block 3 of
Lot 100, Alberni.
Unnamed creek running through Lot 148,
Creek which enters Lot 27, approximately
1,700 feet west of northeast corner.
And all unnamed springs, streams, creeks,
ponds,  gulches, and lakes tributary to
or in the vicinity of the above-named
Take  notice  that each  and  every person,
partnership,   company,   or  municipality  who,
on the said   12th day of March,   1909,  had
water rights on any of the above-mentioned
creeks, is directed to forward, on or before
the 4th day of May, 1912, to the Comptroller
of Water Rights at the Parliament Buildings
at Victoria a memorandum of claim in writing,  as required by section  28 of the  said
Act as amended.
Printed forms for such memorandum (Form
No. 19) can be obtained from any of the
Water Recorders in the Province.
The said Board of Investigation will then
proceed to tabulate such claims.
After the claims have been tabulated by
the Board, notice will be given of the places
and days on which evidence and argument
will be heard at local points.
Dated at Victoria, this 12th day of March,
By order of the Board of Investigation.
Acting Comptroller of Water Rights,
mch. 23 apl 20 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1912
In The Black Maria
An Episode—Related by Thomas
What I went to Brixton for matters
to nobody. This story is that of a
fellow-victim of the meshes of the
law. He rode in the compartment
next to mine of the Black Maria from
Bow Street, both of us having been
committed for trial on the same day.
"Cheer up," said a voice .over the
top of the partition on my left. 1
turned, and saw looking into mine a
pair of kindly eyes. The man was of
artisan class, bua like a criminal not
at all. But, then, as I now know,
criminals, outside journals of "information and amusement," never are
like criminals, until prison makes
them so. And we were first offenders pending trial.
"Cheer up," again said the voice.
"Look at me. Do I look downhearted? No. And mine's six months
for sure."
"First time?" I asked.
"Yes.   Worse luck."
"Worse luck?" I confronted the
gentle eyes again, in surprise.
"If it 'adn't been the first time, I
wouldn't be 'ere now."
"You mean that—that you would
never offend twice? We all think
"No. I don't mean that. 1 mean
that the reason why I'm 'ere now is
that I 'aven't been 'ere before. In
other words, if I 'ad been 'ere before.
I wouldn't be 'ere now."
I* looked uneasily round the Black
Maria, but the inspector in charge
did not seem to be listening. Clrearly
my neighbour was either a lunatic, or
a paradoxist out of place.
"You think I'm daft, I can see," he
went on. "But I ain't, on my honour.
I'm the victim of circumstances. I'll
pitch yer the yarn, if we've time. I'm
charged with stealin' a box of five
'undred cigarettes. Why did I steal
'em? In order, sir, that I might be
sent to prison and thereby prepare
the way to earn 'enceforth a honest
livelihood. I've tried to do so for
the last six months, but my luck's out.
Why? Because I 'adn't never before
been to pmson. Now, when I've
done my six months, I'll be no longer
open to the 'orrible suspicion of bein'
a' ex-convict 'oo's never done time."
I sighed wearily. Evidently a subtle
and complex humorist of the kind one
might tolerate from the stalls of a
theatre after a good dinner, but not
from a seat in the Black Maria after
none at all.
"Six months ago I was out of a
job. I've done a rare lot of bein' out
of work in my time. But never before 'ad any motive for gettin' into
trouble. Always managed to 'ave a
kind aunt, or brother or sister, or to
meet a kind-'earted friend. Not beg-
gin', you understand. Just, shall I
say, coaxin', and 'avin' what people
say is a winnin' and 'umorous way
with me. Also, a 'ighly developed
faculty for spinnin' yarns. Six months
ago there was an advertisement in
the leadin' dailies, which read like
this: 'To Discharged Prisoners.—A
gentleman of means is anxious to assist one to gain employment.—Address, etc., etc' Now, it so 'appencd
that I 'ad a pal named Fred 'Uggins,
what 'ad been pinched for stealin'
boots, but on gettin' 'is discharge, 'e
went off to America."
"Ex-convicts aren't allowed to
land," I interrupted.
"As I subsequently 'ad reason to
know. But to resoom. To answer
this letter, I borrowed Fred's name
and antecedents. Thinkin' e'd never
be 'eard of again, I told 'is pitiful
story as my own, and in a day or
two I was invited to call on the gentleman. 'E turned out to be a well-
known novelist—no matter 'oo. He
saw at once—wonderful shrewd men,
novelists—that mine was a boner-fide
case (as it was, except for the triflin'
change in the matter of name and
identity). 'E said that in a day or
two I should 'ear of a job. Thc only
thing I was to do was to take it, do
my work, and be perfectly candid
about my past. No sanctimonious
'umbug. Say I'd stolen the boots;
say I'd done the time; say I was
sorry, and so on.
"The job was that of packer in a
cigarette factory, the bos sof which
was a pal of the novelist's. Wages a
quid a week. And very nice work,
too. The cigarette was a noo one
of 'igh class, and I got a perfect passion for it. None of yer nasty cheap
fags for me now."
"You're not likely to be bothered
with them now," I said.
"I went on with my work, and I
liked it. My boss thought the world
of me. Used to come and want to
'ear all about prison life, and the
treatment of the criminal, and so on
and so forth. Bein' a homnivorous
reader of the popular weekly press, I
was aWe to make 'is 'air curl and 'is
face blanch with tales of sufferin',
brutal warders, punishment cells, the
cat, and, of course, the evil influence
of one's feller-convicts. Though, now
as I come to look some of 'em over,
they all look as though they were
more fit for Y.M.C.A.'s. But I digress. I went on workin' 'ard, and
givin' satisfaction, until one day there
walked into the ware'ouse a man of
the name of Fred 'Uggins."
He paused, so that as we passed
the Brixton Bon Marche I got the
full dramatic value out of the revelation.
"'E asked to see the boss, and as 'e
was shown in, 'e gave me a look that
went right through me.
"I assoomed that 'e knew what 'e
looked as though 'e knew. It was
one of those great moments in which
a man sees 'is 'ole future in a flash,
sir, and acts accordin'. I knew that,
after 'is interview with the real Simon
Pure—or should I say Impure—the
boss would come and probably kick
me out. Apart from my natural 'orror
of personal violence, I 'ad a presentment of 'is kind face ablaze with fury,
and of the burnin' words of contempt
which 'e would 'url at one 'oo 'ad
posed as a dishonest man when 'e was
all the time' nothin' of the kind—a
man 'oo had pretended to be a ex-
convict and abused the privileges of
that class. No! It was too much
for me. The desire to be boner-fide
even in evil overcame me. So I
picked up a box of five 'undred cigarettes and bolted as 'ard as I could
run, and was a genuine thief for the
first time in my life. I got as far
as the other side of Waterloo Bridge,
when I was 'eld up by a copper. From
thence, it was a short distance to
Bow Street, where I lodged the night.
And 'ere I am, you see. A boner-fide
criminal at last. Now you understand
what I mean when I say that the reason why I'm 'ere is because I 'aven't
been 'ere before, and that if I 'ad
been 'ere before, I wouldn't be,'ere
"You're an unmitigated humbug," I
said—we were getting near the prison.
"You deserve to be acquitted."
"Not likely, sir. The law 'as many
good qualities, but 'umour is not
among 'em."
"I understand that you called on the com-
plainai.t. Is that so?" demanded the browbeating barrister of a man he was cross-
examining. "Yes," replied the witness.
"What did he say?" Counsel for the other
side eagerly objected that evidence as to a
conversation was not admissible, and half an
hour's argument ensued. Then the magistrates retired to consider the point, announcing on their return some time later
that they deemed the question a proper
one. "Well, what did the plaintiff say?" repeated the cross-examining barrister. "He
weren't at home, sir," was the answer.
A painter worked three months on a painting. He spent a good deal of money on
models, but the finished product justified
ali his expenditures and all his time. Everybody told him t vhen his picture was exhibited. Everybody but one. This lady,
whose opinion he valued most, was the one
he took to thc exhibition with him. "I can
hardly wait," she bubb'ed. "Which is your
picture?" "This one," he told her—and
waited. She studied it in detail. "What is it
called?" she wanted to know. "Wood
Nymphs." How silly of me to ask! They're
so natural. Why, anybody would think they
were really made of wood I"
We have come across a man of the name
of Moses Macdonald. As we were under
the impression that there are no Jews in
Scotland, can any  of our readers explain?
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The New Seed Store
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The London
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Wown.-lltola.m. & 4 to6 p.m. daily
Saturday, 11 to 1,4 to6& 8 to 10p.m.
Library and Office
1230 Government Street
Victoria, B. C.   Telephone 2601
Examinations for thc position of Inspectors
of Steam-boilers and Machinery, under the
"Steam-boilers Inspection Act," will be held
at the Parliament Buildings, Victoria, commencing May 13th, 1912, Application and
instruction forms can be had on application
to the undersigned, to whom the former
must be returned correctly filled in, not later
than May ist, 1912. Salary, $130 per month,
increasing $5 per month per annum to a maximum of $180 per month.
Chief Inspector of Machinery,
New Westminster, B.C.
apl 20 apl 27
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE NOTICE that James H. Morrison,
of Dunder, Scotland, occupation Accountant,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the  following described  lands:—Commencing
at a post planted about 40 chains west from
the north-east corner of Timber Licence No.
44219;  thence west 20 chains; thence north
40   chains;   thence   east   20   chatns;   thence
south  40 chains to point  of commencement
and containing 80 acres more or leas.
Dated January 3rd,  1912.
J. R. Morrison, Agent,
feb. 24 apl. 20
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing over Lot 6623, Group One, Kootenay
District, formerly embraced in Timber License
No. ,16727, by reason of a notice bearing date
of 2<tth December, 1907, and published in the
British Columbia Gazette of 27th December,
1907, is cancelled in order that a sale of the
said lands may be effected to Elizabeth C.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
February 8th, 1912.
feb. 17 may 17
District   of   Rupert
TAKE notice that E. Shaw, of Vancouver,
B.C., clerk, intends to apply for nermission
to purchase the following describea lands:—-
Commencing at a post planted at the northeast corner of Lot 20 (situated on the Nimpkish River), being the north-west corner of
land applied for; thence east 80 chains;
thence south 40 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence north 40 chains to point of
Dated  March   1st,   1912.
mch 23
Geo.  F. Hibberd, Agent,
may 18
District of Malahat
TAKE notice that Arthur W. McCurdy, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Retired, intenas to
apply for permission to lease the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the southeasterly corner of Lot 130,
Malahat District, thence southwesterly along
the shore of Saanich Inlet to the southerly
angle of said lot; thence east five chains;
thence northeasterly parallel to the shore of
Saanich Inlet to a point five chains south of
the point of commencement; thence north five
chains to the point of commencement.
Dated March  nth,  1912.
mch 23 may 18
Limited   Liability
TAKE NOTICE that three months from
the date of the first insertion of this notice
herein application will be made to His Honour
the Lieutenant-Governor in Cout.cil for an
Order in Council, changing the present corporate name of the above company to the
United Coal and Development Company,
Limited Liability."
Dated this 28th day of February, 1912.
A. S. ASHWELL, President.
mch 9 june 8
District of West Pender Island
TAKE notice that Washington Grimmer, of
West Pender Island, farmer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands: Three (3) small rocky islets,
forming within boundary of Grimmer's Bay,
and southern boundary of Port Washington
Bay, off Section 23, West Pender Island said
islets containing total of one acre, more or
Dated April 2nd, 1912, at Port Washington,
B. C.
apl 6 june 1
District of Bella Coola
TAKE notice that Edward Harrington!
Victoria, B.C., occupation Lineman, intend!
apply for permission to purchase the follow
described lands:—Commencing at a post pll
ed half a mile south of the S. W. cornef
William Sutherland's late pre-emption
2975, on the west side of the Bella Cl
River; thence 40 chains west; thencel
chains south; thence 40 chains east; thenci
chains north to the point of commencenj
containing 160 acres or thereabouts.
Dated February 24th, 1912.
mch. 16
District of Bella Coola
TAKE notice that Jeff Kilpore, of Victl
B.C., occupation Labourer, intends to af
for permission to purchase the following
scribed lands:—Commencing at a post pi
ed at the N. W. corner of Lot 319 in Rani
Upper Bella ■ Coola Valley; thence 20 cf
south; thence 20 chains west; thenci
chains north; thence 20 chains east tol
point of commencement, containing 40 acr|
Dated February 24th, 1912.
mch. 16
In the Matter of an Application for a I
Certificate of Title to Lot 7:8, Vil
City. I
NOTICE is hereby given of my intl
at the expiration of one calendar -nnnthl
the first publication hereof to issue  af
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certf
of Title issued to The Calvary Baptist (1
of Victoria on the 4th day of January,!
and numbered   17566A,  which has  beel
or destroyed. I
Dated at the Land Registry Office, Vi|
B.C., this 22nd day of March, 1912.
Registrar General of Tj
mar 30
District of Malahat
TAKE   NOTICE   that   I, Henry
Gwyer  Bamber,  of  London,   England]
nation Cement Manufacturer, intends tl
tor permission to purchase the follow!
scribed lands:—Commencing at a post J
at the southeast corner of Lot  127, fl
District; thence in a northerly direct!
lowing the high water mark of Saanicf
for a distance of 50 chains more or
the southern boundary of Lot  102,  1
District; thence true east for a distal
3 chains 30 links, more or less, to low
mark of said Saanich Inlet; thence fol
said low water mark of said Inlet in al
erly direction to a point which is trif
of the point of commencement;  thenq
west to the point of commencement, anj
taining ten acres more or less.
Dated 29th day of January,  1912.
Per Francis A. Devereux,
feb. 24
NOTICE is hereby given that the
existing over Lot 55, Queen Charlotte 1
by reason of a notice published in th|
ish   Columbia   Gazette   on   the   27th
cember,   1907,  be  cancelled  for  the   .
of effecting a  sale of the  said land
Canadian North  Pacific Fisheries, Lin
Deputy Minister of La]
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
29th February, 1912.
mch 9
Application to be filed with the Water Recorder   within   ten   days   after   the
publication of the Water Notice in a local newspaper.   (See Section 61 as re-enact»d bj
Amendment Act of 1912.)
1. The name and residence of the applicant. Please give full name, initials are not
2. A clear description of the stream, with
its name (if any); state the direction in which
it flows ana where it sinks or empties.
3. The quantity of water applied for expressed in acre-feet per annum, cubic feet per
second, gallons per day, or miners' inches, as
you prefer.
4. The point of diversion, stating thc distance from some surveyed line or some known
point. For example: About 500 feet upstream from the south line of Section 25,
Township 19.
5. The dams, ditches, flumes, pipes, or other
works for diverting, carrying, or storing the
6, The purpose for which the water will be
used—Domestic, municipal, irrigation, industrial, power (which includes the sale of
power), mining, or as the case may be.
7a. If the purpose is domestic, irrigation,
industrial, mining, or the lowering of a body
of water, an accurate description of the land
or mine where it is intended to use or lower
the water.
7b. If it is intended to sell the water or the
power to be generated from the water, a
description of the territory within which the
water or the power will be sold.
*8. A general description of the land which
will be affected by the construction of tne
works, giving the lot numbers or. the owners'
names, if known.
9. The area of Provincia. Crown lands which
will be affected by the said works, so far as
10. The area of private lands will be affected
-v the said works, so far as Known.
11. The date of the posting of the notices
on the ground.
12. The date of the first publication of the
notice in a local newspaper, and the name of
the newspaper and the place where it is
13. The  address  to  which  notices  to  the
applicant may be mailed.
Allan James Hook, Cobble Hill, B. C.l
The stream rising in Section 6, Rani
Shawnigan District, and flowing cntirj
said section until it reaches the sea.
6 cubic feet per second.
Attach a sketch of the stream and tlu
Near where the stream flows into tl
viz., about 15 chains south of the Nor
o* section 6.
Whole of Section 6, and part of S«
Range 10, Shawnigan District, enfirely
by the applicant.
As above.
20th March, 1912.
April 6th, The Week, Victoria, B.
A. J. Hook, Cobble Hill, B. C, or
Eberts & Taylor, 1114 Langley St., A
B. C.
If the application includes an application for a licence to store or pen back water
14. A description of each reservoir site.
15. An estimate of the area of each reservoir ..hen full.
16. The probable length and height of each dam.
(Signature) ALLAN JAMES  H
itish £# American
Motor Cars
Imong the events of the week in
loria automobile circles has been
(arrival of the first Wolseley-Side-
lcar.   This car has attracted very
[:ral attention by its artistic out-
its steady running, and its si-
.' It has been operated in Vie-
by an expert who holds the refer the   celebrated" Brooklands
Ic, which may not unfairly be,con-
led the blue ribbon of the auto-
le world.   It is  not  at  all  un-
h that, how this high grade Eng-
Icar has made its appearance  in
fcria, a great impetus will be given
]e sale of English cars instead of
rican.   Apart from their superior-
finish and design, they are ad-
Idly  more  reliable  and  durable,
jn the question of cost the figures
in favour of the Old Country
IThe cost of material is at least
ly per cent less, labour seventy-
jer cent, less, and duty thirteen
:nt. less than on the American
A careful computation shows
In all comparative costs there is
Jng of at least thirty per cent,
pur of t'he British car.   To com-
jainst this heavy handicap, Am-
manufacturers   are   driven to
|lower grade of material and to
the skilled labour, which means
lish and mechanism of the main   nothing is  the   difference
lo'bservable   than   the finishing
[tting.    Now  that  a  first  class
.ith one of the highest grade
):nown, has made its appearance
:toria, there is no reason why.
automobile  line, at any rate,
| should not be a large increase
use of British cars.
Westholme Grill still holds its
s a first class place to feed and
lilar rendezvous.   Several nights
leek there was not a vacant seat,
and "Jimmy" Morgan was kept trotting around in his most energetic
style. There is no doubt that the
musical programme is one of the-
chief attractions at the Westholme,
and everyone is loud in their praises
of the splendid programme which
Professor Turner continues to furnish for his patrons. The vocal music
is unexceptionable and equal to any
on the Coast. The orchestra might
easily be strengthened, but that is another story. It's a safe bet that the
man who goes to the Westholme and
spends a dollar on a meal gets his
meal for nothing, with the music put
on a very moderate valuation.
Gourmets declare that the problem
of cooking is solved by paper bag
cookery; that apart from the other
scientific aspects of the question,
cooking in bags eliminates all smell,
all waste, and ensures an unspoilt dinner. There is the other important
consideration that it is a great time-
saver and makes cooking a pleasure
instead of a task. To familiarize Victorians with cooking as it should be
done, there are to be three demonstrations at the Victoria Gas Company's office, 652 Yates street, on
April 20th, from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.;
on April 24th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.;
and on May 1st from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
To meet the growing requirements
of Victoria, a branch of the London
Book Club has been established at
1230 Government Street. This office
is open daily from eleven to one and
four to six, and on Saturdays at the
same hours with the addition of eight
to ten p.m. There is an excellent list
of books on hand already, including
many of the latest productions of the
best known authors. The library is
under the charge of Mrs. Heim, whose
enterprise in the matter is to be highly commended.
To be erec'id for the
Government of the Dominion of Canada.
Terms of Competition.
Sculptural competitive designs for a monument   to  be  erected   at   Ottawa,   Canada,   to
His Late  Majesty  King  Edward  VII.
(1) Competitive designs are invited for a
monument to be erected to His Late Majesty
King Edward VII.
(2) The memorial when completed and in
position is not to cost more than $35,000,
including pedestal, from tlie level of the
(3) The competition is open to artists resident in the British Empire who are British
subjects and to artists British subjects by
birth resident elsewhere.
(4) The site of the monument will he at a
point on the Government property at Ottawa
to be decided upon hereafter.
(5) Designs shall be in the form of sketch
models in plaster made at a uniform scale of
1'/__ inches to the foot. A description of the
design must accompany each model. No
name, motto, or other distinctive device is to
be attached to the model or description. The
competitor must send his name in a sealed
envelope without distinctive marks thereon.
(6) The author of the best design shall he
awarded the commission of the work and the
second hest shall be awarded a prize of
(7) All communications regarding this competition shall be addressed to: The Secretary Public Works Department, Ottawa, Canada. All models to be addressed to: Mr.
Eric Brown, Director of National Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada.
(8) Thc designs must be delivered before
the first day of October, 1912. They will be
kept from public view until the award has
been made. -All expenses of delivering the
sketch models and^ accompanying descriptions
shall bc paid by the competitors. Sketch
models will, after the award, and at the expense of the Public Works Department, he
returned upon the request/of the competitors,
but at the risk of the competitors.
Notice of the award will be sent to each
The award will only he binding provided
the successful competitor is prepared to furnish satisfactory evidence, with security if demanded, that he can execute tlle work for
the sum above mentioned.
By order,
Department of Public Works, Canada,
Ottawa, April 2, 1912.
Newspapers will not be paid for this advertisement  if  they   insert   it  without   authority
from this Department.—20490.
apl 20 apl 20
The Pope has Issued a notice that no
priests shall attend public gatherings where
women wear low-necked dresses. He evidently thinks there is danger for the Holy See.
British Columbia
Agricultural Ass'n
Horse Show Building
Fair Grounds, May 2,3,4
Afternoon Sessions, 2 P. M.
Evening Sessions, - 8 P. M.
Admission 50 Cents        George Sangster, Secretary
Reserved Seats 75 Cents •        Law Chambers
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use of your eyesight. Your glasses must be
correctly fitted,  however.   Consult
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A Rug Stock that Meets your Requirements--//?^ are a Few
Tapestry Brussels Art Squares in sizes ranging from
6.9x9 to 10.6x13.6, from $25 to  $8.50
Body Brussels Squares in sizes ranging from 6.9x9 to
11.3x15, from $50 to  $14.00
Axminster Squares in sizes ranging from 7.6x9 to 12x15,
from $85 to  $20.00
Wilton Squares in sizes ranging from 6.9x9 to 11.3x15,
from $150 to  $22.50
Smyrna Reversible Squares in sizes ranging from 9x9,
9x10.6, 9x12, at $40, $35 and  $30.00
Opal Velvet Squares in sizes ranging from 9x10.6 to
12x13.6 from $42.50 to  $24.00
Donegal Squares, hand tufted, in sizes ranging from
9x12 to 10.6x13.6, from $265 to  $120
Hearth Rugs in great variety of designs and sizes, from
$50 to   $1.25
Kanata Art Squares in sizes ranging from 9x9 to 12x15,
from $16 to  $8.75
Kensington all wool Squares, ranging from 7.6x9 to
12x15, from $29 to  $11.00
Garland all wool Squares, ranging from 9x9 to 12x15,
from $55 to  $24.00
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Miss Meyer, from Calgary, has been
the guests of friends in the City.
* *   *
J. R. Myers from Winnipeg is at
present a visitor to Victoria.
* *   *
Mrs. G. W. Cline, Seattle, has been
staying in Victoria.
* *   *
Miss Emily Irwin of Vancouver, is
the guest of    the Misses  Rickaby,
Coutts Street.
* * *
Mr. Peter Webb was the host last
Sunday afternoon of a most enjoyable launch party.
* *   *
Miss Fisher, of Nanaimo, B. C, has
been  enjoying a visit to  friends in
this city.
* *   *
Mr. A. Peterson, Duncan, B. C, was
a guest in town during the week on
* *   *
Mrs. J. H. Douglas, Seattle, has
been making a brief visit to friends
in Victoria.
* *   *
Dr. J. D. Helmcken and Miss Cecelia Helmcken have returned from a
visit to Southern California.
* *   *
Mr. F. E. Leach, Vancouver, paid
a flying visit to the city during the
Mrs. Mohun, Mrs. F. D. Seymour
and Miss Newton left on Thursday on
an extended trip to England.
* *   *
Miss Gordon of Crofton House,
Vancouver, is the guest of Mrs. Tours,
Oak Bay.
»   *   *
Mr. William G. McAllister, Alberni,
B.C., was guest in town for a few
days during the week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jones, Vancouver, have been making a short stay
here, and were registered at the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mrs. Geo. Johnston, Chamberlain
street, was hostess on Monday last
of a small informal lunch, given in
honour of Mrs. Henry Milman, who
is leaving very shortly for England.
»   *   *
Among those who motored to Alberni last week were Mr. and Mrs.
Noel Humphreys, Mr. Appleton, Mr.
Shirley Blakemore and Miss Hickey,
all of Vancouver, B.C.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pooley, accompanied by Miss Violet Pooley,
arrived in Victoria during the week.
Miss Pooley has been making an extended visit with relatives in England.
* *   *
The engagement is announced of
Miss Beatrice Evelyn, youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Button of Front Street, Victoria West,
to Mr. Alexander Muirhead of the
Victoria Fire Department.
* *   *
Miss Bainbridge Smith left town
yesterday for Vancouver, where she
will spend the next few days at St.
Luke's Home, afterwards going up to
Yale where she will visit her cousin,
Mrs. Croucher. She expects to re-
* turn to Victoria about the ist of May.
* *   *
The engagement is announced of
Florence Marion, only daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. George Gillespie, of
"High-wood," Victoria, to Mr. Eric
Colbourne, third son of Dr. and Mrs.
Colbourne, of "Llanfair," Beckenham,
Kent, formerly of Buenos Ayres.
* *   *
Amongst those noticed at the bulb
show held last Monday in the ballroom of the Alexandra Club, under
the auspices of the King's Daughters,
were: Mrs. Bowser, Mrs. Gavin Bums,
Mrs. Hugo Beavan, Mrs. Luxton, Mrs.
Pearse, Senator and Mrs. Macdonald,
Mrs. C. F. Todd, Mrs. Wm. Todd,
Mrs. Butchart, Mrs. A. S. Barton,
Mrs. Sheridan Bickers, Mrs. C. E.
Wilson, Mr. S. Pitts and the Misses
Pitts, Mrs. and Miss McNaughton
Jones, the Misses Lettuce, Mrs. Henry Croft, Mrs. Jack Bryden, Mrs.
Briggs, Mrs. Roy Troup, and Mr. and
Mrs. H. D. Helmcken.
■i   *   *
A pretty Easter wedding, of interest which took place recently in New
Westminster, was that of Miss Persis
C. Richardson and Mr. Knox H. Hanley, of Vancouver, B.C. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr.
Collins, at the home of Mrs. J. A.
McKibbin. After a leception at which
about forty guests were present, the
young couple left for Vancouver to
take the boat to Victoria.   They in
tend making a tour of the Sound
cities and on their return they will
take up their residence in Burnaby.
Both the bride and groom have been
popular members of the staff of Henry Birks & Sons, and the members
of the firm presented them with a
■handsome sterling silver tea set. A
large number of other very handsome
and costly gifts were received.
* * *
The Private Friday Dancing Club,
which has been held throughout the
season at the Alexandra Club, gave
the last of its dances on Friday evening last. Among those who attended
were: Misses Cross, Miss Blackwood,
Miss Johnson, Miss Lawson, Miss
Gibson, Miss Irving, Misses Bagshawe, Mrs. Cowley, Miss Dumbleton, Misses Lugrin, Misses Rickaby,
Misses Holden, Miss Drake, Mrs.
Martin, Mrs. Hopkins, Miss Martin
(Seattle), Miss Meyer (Calgary), Miss
Heyland, Miss McQuade, Miss McB.
Smith, Miss Jessop, Miss Wadmore,
Miss Gray, Miss Rochfort, Mrs. W.
D. Rochfort, Miss Booth, Miss Hall,
Miss Gillespie, Mrs. Musgrave, Misses
McCleod, Miss Fort, Miss Macdowell,
Miss Rant, Miss Troup, Miss Rome,
Miss McKay, Miss Bowron, Miss
Barnard, Mrs. Julia, Miss Julia, Mrs.
Basil Prior, Mrs. Jack Templeton,
Mrs. Carewe Gibson and the Messrs.
Robert Wilmot, Spalding, Rochfort,
Hamilton, Stone, Nixon, O'Grady,
Martin, Innis Hopkins, Douglas Bullen, W. Barton, Jessop, J. Rolston,
Meyerstein, Picken, Clute, Galliher,
Pitts, Pemberton, Bolton, Gerard,
Mogg, Floyer, Cambie, G. Lyons,
Smith, Julia, Templeton and Basil
*   *   #
Mrs. Walter Finch Page, Burdette
avenue, assisted by the Misses Page,
gavea farewell tea last Monday afternoon to their many friends, prior to
their departure from Victoria. The
drawing-room was beautifully adorn-
,ed for the occasion with masses of
spring flowers and.greenery. Among
the guests were: Mrs. Bernard Heisterman, Miss Heisterman, Mrs. Newling, Mrs. Garnet Hughes, Mrs. M.
Johnson, Mrs. A. S. Gore, Mrs. Loenholm, Mrs. Arthur Harvey, Mrs. Basil
Prior, Mrs. Musgrave, Mrs. J. Stev-
(Continued on Page 12)
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Caviar 25     Pate de Foie Gras 25    Yarmouth Bloater 25
Olympia Oyster Cocktail 35        Crab Cocktail 25
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Consomme Alexandra 15        Cream of Celery 15       Chicken Broth 15
Boston Clam Chowder 15
Broiled Halibut Steak, Maitre de Hotel 25        Fried English Sole 25
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"Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
(By The Hornet)
pat the age of chivalry is not past,
no historic record furnishes a
instance   of   sublime   heroism
the loss of the Titanic.
* *   *
lat you wouldn't think it at the
Iblush, but the self-sacrificing ac-
|of the men inflicts the severest
that has ever been dealt to the
(igette movement.
* *   *
at the true heroine of the Titanic
|trophe was Mrs. Isadore Strauss.
* *   *
British officers  have  earned
ler medal  for devotion to  dis-
|e and duty.
* *   *
It it has once more been  de-
Irated   that   the   touch   which
Is the whole world kin" is the
I of sorrow.
* *   *
It Rudyard   Kipling   is asking
|f, "What is   fame?"    since a
|ient   House  of Commons   re-
anent his Home Rule poem,
you wouldn't call such dog-
* *   * .
it is about time "the recluse
Irwa'sh" gave the world some-
lelse worth reading; his recent
Ins have not been up to the Kip-
* *   *
|t Bonar Law may be the leader
House, but Mr. Balfour is still
|ader in the country.
* *   »
It there appears to be no enthu-
1 for the Home Rule Bill from
|oint, and the, discussion in the
has been uninteresting to the
| of tameness.
* *   *
It.Mjr. Asquith's measure  is  a
of   several   Gladstone Bills,
|tt any "sauce piquante."
* *   *
|t its financial   clauses   do not
the financiers, its political
Is the politicians or its Imperial
|s the Imperialists.
* *   *
It a measure which pleases no
In and antagonizes the strongest
\rdly be said to solve a national
* *   *
It the feature of the debate has
the   relegation   of   "Winnie"
thill to the'   back   row   of the
* *   *
It the reported storming of the
jinelles by the Italian fleet is not
snuffed at, and is a very dif-
proposition from the invasion
* *   *
It it is  more than a hundred
I since any Power was permitted
|e such a liberty with the chan-
the Porte.
* *   *
It judging from the interests
Id behind Roosevelt, presidential
l>ns are not "won with prayers."
* *   *
It it is hardly conceivable that
loosevelt will win out, but if he
Jhe world will not forgive 'him.
* *   *
s-ome   depraved   journalists
altered his title from "Big
|to "Big Noise."
* *   *
the Socialist of Nanaimo will
found among the Socialists
I Imperial Parliament, even if he
I seat.
* *   *
an unsahctified humourist has
lted that he is one of the men
J Providence fashioned "Holler"
ler that they might their prin-
Mayor Beckwith says little
Its in a lot of effective work.
* *   *
slowly but surely the tangled
bf civic maladministration is be-
: the Police Magistrate has had
II with a number of unsavoury
Ihis week and has proved him-
llly equal to the occasion.
That it is to be hoped that the
scoundrels who have been brought into the clutches of the law will not be
allowed to escape through an "appeal" fence.
* *   *
That the leniency shown to some
of them in the past has greatly scandalized law-abiding citizens.
* *   *
That the parties responsible for appointing an additional license inspector deserve a hearty vote of thanks.
* *   *
That if the new appointee ds as
discreet as he is energetic his work
will be effective.
* *   *
That some of the boarders in Victoria lodging houses find it difficult to
tell the difference between "bed" and
* *   *
That the advocates of a Curfew bell
in Victoria seem to forget that the
last time one was instituted everybody
complained that it woke them up—
but that was before the boom.
* *   *
That with the wireless invading the
air, and the dictograph our private
apartments, it is a question where one
can find peace and rest these days,
* *   *
That quiet, persistent, unsensational
enforcement of the law is damping
the enthusiasm of the I. W. W.
* *   *
That  the  Attorney-General  seems
to have the situation well under control, and for once at any rate has
shown himself to be a Napoleon of
* *   *
That the Police Magistrate thinks
a hog farmer should pay at least $50
for the privilege of polluting the City
water supply.
* *   *
That probably hog farming is one
of the most effective methods of fore
ing the City to expropriate.
.*   *   *
That there might not be so much
objection if the citizens were not compelled meanwhile to take their water
That the suggestion to convert all
the telephone poles into "totem"
poles has "caught on," and will no
doubt receive the support of the Na
tural History Society.
* *   *
That in the matter of life-saving
appliances, the White Star Line gave
the public all that was nominated in
the bond—but nothing more.
* *   *
That if every man who married a
woman in a moment of weakness sued
for divorce, marriage would soon become a thing of the past.
* *   *
That the Sooke Lake claims for
expropriation are being settled at the
rate of one a week, and there are
only thirty-five unsettled.
* *   *
That Margaret Anglin is coming
after all; her advance agent having
arrived in town.
* *   *
That her offering will, according
to all reports, be the "bon bouche"
of the season.
* *   *
That the efforts of the staff of the
Victoria Times to make fun out of
the political situation are, to say the
least, fantastic.
»   *   *
That even if by working overtime
they are able to make a little "fun,"
they certainly cannot make any
* *   *
That in spite of a defeat which
should have taught them something,
the leader writers of the Times are
still "barking up the wrong tree."
* *   *
That the Victoria Times still claims
that "the last Federal election was
won by appeals to ignorance and prejudice and resorts to trickery and deception."
* *   *
That it is as necessary to pave as
to water the streets if the dust is to
be laid.
* #   *
That even a motor car will raise
considerable dust on a paved street.
* *   *
That there are some processes
slower even than the deposition of
sedimentary rocks—the dawn of intelligence, for instance.
That sometimes the Colonist is an
easy mark, as for instance, when it
seriously asserts that at the close of
a recent performance of "Othello" in
London the audience called for the
*   -t   *
That the most intelligent piece of
dramatic comment which has appeared for many moons is the remark of
the Editor of the Colonist on the
above. He says: "Fancy any London
theatre-going audience supposing
William Shakespeare to be yet alive."
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Characters and
By Anna Nazimova
"Some day, I hope to play Monna
Vanna, and perhaps I shall do Cleopatra. Hannels is a role I should
have loved to do, but I cannot now
because I have seen it. I never play
a part that I have seen anyone else
play. It spoils my picture. I could
still work out my own conception of
the role, but the impression of the
other would be a blur. When I am
studying a role, I read it very carefully. Then I put it away and never
speak about it or consciously think
about it. I give the character a lodging in my brain, and there it must
stay and work itself out. Some
mornings I wake up with delight and
find it clearly defined. But some
characters never work themselves out.
If they don't, I cannot play them, for
no amount of study would help me
any. I know every part in all my
plays. I seem to learn them unconsciously as a background for my own
role. Then the constant rehearsals
make it almost impossible not to
know them. By the time I have
finished rehearsals the copy of my
role is not legible. I scribble over it
every idea that comes to me until the
lines are obliterated. I shouldn't feel
a role was good if I could read it
when rehearsals are ended. But that
isn't a superstition, just a habit. In
Russia there are many superstitions,
though. One is that three candles
must never be burning in the dressing-room. Another that no one must
Whistle on the stage, and if anyone
looks in the glass with you—well, I
don't know what would happen, but I
have been assured it would be unfortunate. None of these affects me; I
have just one foolish notion,—about
dropping my part. If it falls from
my hand during rehearsal I allow no
one to pick it up, because I must sit
down on it first, I know the play
would be a failure. My idea. of dividing the twenty-four hours is ten
for sleep and fourteen for work.
Then when vacation time comes I
spend as much time as I can outdoors, just being lazy. But when I
• am on duty I want to be doing something all the time—I want to be getting somewhere."
and Miss Lawson, Mrs. Love, Mrs.
Griffiths, Mrs. Genge, Mrs. T. S. Gore,
Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. R. Kerr, Mrs. D.
Ker, Mrs. Raymur, Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs. F. Peters, and Miss Peters, Mrs. McMicking and the Misses
McMicking, Mrs. Frank Higgins, Mrs.
Miller, Mrs. Bennett, Miss T. Smith,
Mrs. Hebden Gillespie, Mrs. Alex.
Gillespie, Mrs. Gillespie, Mrs. A. W.
Bridgman, Miss Bridgman, Mrs.
Troup, Mrs. Roy Troup, Mrs. Phipps,
Miss Wigley, Mrs. Luxton, Mrs. Gresley, Mrs. Berkeley, Mrs. Rykert. The
Misses S. Blackwood, Josephine Audin, Winona Troup and Miss Rome,
who were bridesmaids at the recent
Payne-Blackwood wedding, wore their
bridesmaid costumes and presided
over the tea table.
*   *   *
Mrs. John Clayton, of Bella Coola,
is visiting Mrs. P. de Noe Walker at
her home, "Phoenix," Dallas Road.
i ia *'j» la i <*n.raitj Via
TENDERS addressed to the undersigned
and endorsed "Tender for Repairs of Coaling
Jetty," will be received until noon, 20th April,
1912, for the repair of the coaling jetty at
H. M. C. Dockyard, Esquimalt, B. C.
Plan and specification can be seen at the
Agency of the Department of Marine and
Fisheries, Victoria, B.C., Monday noon, April
15th,  1912,
Agency Department of Marine and Fisheries,
Victoria, B. C.
April 12th, 1912.
apl 13 apl 13
The patrons of the Prince George
Grill are loud in their praise of the
catering. This is now being done under the hotel management and is certainly a credit to the establishment,
The genial manager will show anyone
through the kitchen who takes sufficient interest in up to date electrical
appliances. Certainly this department
is as clean and well arranged as in
any of the more pretentious hotels
of our large cities.
Companies Act
NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Company intends one month after date
to apply to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies for permission to change its name to
C. F. de Salis, Roberts & Company, Ltd.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this ioth day of
April,  1912.
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Call Day or Night
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Hack Proprietors
We guarantee Clean Hacks, Quick Service and Civility from our employees.
Old Country Barber Shop
Dry Shampooing a
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Apl 20 s July 27
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE   NOTICE   that   Harry   Kinder,   of
Vancouver,  occupation  Clerk,  intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following
described    lands:—Commencing    at    a    post
planted about 20 chains East from the Southeast  corner  of  the   Bella  Coola  Government
Reserve; thence nortli 20 cnains; thence cast
40  chains;   thence   south   20  chains;   thence
west  40   chains   to  point  of  commencement.
Dated  March 21st,   1912.
J. R. Morrison, Agent,
apl 20 june 15
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE NOTICE that Christina A. Morrison, of Vancouver, occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands;—Commencing at a post planted about 40 chains
south from the South-east corner of the Bella
Coola Indian Reserve; thence soutli 80 chains;
thence west 40 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence east 40 chains to point of
Dated March  15th,  1912.
apl 20 '  june 15
TAKE NOTICE that the undersigned Company intends to apply under the provisions of
the Companies Act for a change of the name
of the Company from Monk & Monteith,
Limited, to Monk, Monteith & Co., Limited.
Per R. G. Monteith, Secretary,
apl 13 may 11
(Continued from Page 10)
enson, Miss Skinner, Mrs. Leeder,
Miss Helen Peters, Mrs. Geo. Johnston, Miss Tilton, Mrs. Genge, Mrs.
Henry Milman, Miss Pitts, Mrs.
Crosse, Miss Crosse, Mrs. Cowley, the
Misses Bagshawe, Mrs. Arbuthnot,
Miss Arbuthnot, Miss Monteith, Miss
Newcombe, Misses Mason, Miss
Eberts, Miss Lorna Eberts, Mrs.
Berkeley, Mrs. Chas. Wilson, Mrs. C.
M. Roberts, Mrs. Roger Wilby, Mrs.
Rismuller, Mrs. Arthur McCallum,
Mrs. B. Tye, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Richard Jones and Mrs. Phillips and
*   *   *
Mrs. C. F. Todd, St. Charles Street,
was hostess on Wednesday afternoon
last of a most enjoyable tea. The
teatable was daintily adorned with
pale pink iris and greenery, while the
handsome hall was decorated with
.masses of cowslips ancl daffodils.
Among the numerous guests present
were; Mrs. Paterson, Mrs. justice
Macdonald, Mrs. P. _E. Irving, Mrs.
Bowser, Mrs. Robt. Bevan, Mrs.
Hugo Bevan, Mrs. Curtis Sampson,
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Misses Ellis, Mrs. Cleyland, Mrs.
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Guests will find a Homelike feeling—Best of Food and Cooking!
Quick and PLEASANT Service.
Special Orchestra on Sundays under the able baton of L. Turnj
Something new, Vocal and Instrumental.
Don't hesitate to bring the Children—We like them.
JAMES BUCHANAN & CO., by Royal Appointment
Purveyors to H. M. King George the V and the Royal Househo
Distillers of the popular
"Black & White" Scotch Whisk
Unsurpassed in Purity, Age and Flavor
All Deale,


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