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 $40 Prize Limerick
Competition, extended to Jan.
The Week
A British Colombia Newspaper and Review*
Published at Victoria. B. C.
Hall & Walker
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St. Telephone 83
Vol. X.   No. 1.
Tenth Year
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
ONE   REFERENDUM—There   are
three questions to be submitted to
the electors of the Municipality of
Victoria on Thursday next under tlie title
of "The Referendum By-law."    That relating to the abolition of the Ward system
is a fair matter for discussion,    ">d one
upon which there can be a legitimate difference of opinion.   The same may be said
of the second, which refers to the adoption
of a Commission form of Government.   It
is not improbable that both 'hese questions
may be answered in the affirmative, because
there is a growing, conviction that the time
has come for radical changes both in representation and administration.    The third
By-law, however, is of an entirely different
character, because it attacks  a principle
vhich has been conceded wherever Constitutional Government has beer, established.
A is directly aimed at curtailing the legi-
imate rights and privileges of citizens in
i matter which does not involve breaches
}f the law and which is the outcome of
a campaign having for its object the making of men "good" by legislation.     The
referendum asks whether all liquor licenses
shall be issued on condition that sales thereunder shall be made only from 8 a.m. till
5 p.m. on ordinary days; and that no sales
shall be made after 12 o'clock noon Saturday, until the following Monday at 8 a.m.
The first consideration that suggests itself
is that the object of such a drastic proposal
is not to regulate but to stop the liquor
traffic.   It is an attempt to advance a stage
on the road of Prohibition by an indirect
route.   Morally, if not legally, it is in the
same category as the attempt made by the
Ma^or lo prohibit racing on the Agricultural grounds by imposing a prohibitive
.ariff, a procedure which was denounced
by Mr. Justice Gregory as being inequitable
and which was characterized by him in almost the identical words, used above.   The
juestion is a   very   simple   one.     If the
citizens of Victoria wish to introduce Prohibition, every provision is made for it by
♦he existing statutes.   It is only necessary
o set the machinery provided by the law
•n motion, to give the notice, to demand a
,joll and to register the necessary majority
vnd Prohibition will be established  as a
latural result.   This is a right conferred
jpon the citizens by Federal legislation,
.mown as the Scott Act.   There is also the
door of Local Option still standing open,
and if that section of the community which
is anxious to promote the cause of Temperance, is prepared to work along cpnsti-
;utional lines, then, as soon as the citizens
lave been convinced, there is nothing to pre-
-ent full effect being given to their wishes.
Chat is a consistent, a logical and a British
viethod of dealing with a big question in-
imatcly associated with the well-being of
he community.   The referendum, however,
\ neither British nor fair, even if it would
i legal, which is doubtful.   Either liquor
_,elling is a legitimate traffic, or it is not.
f.not, it should be abolished, and the only
'ay to abolish it, is, not to attack the re-
ailers or wholesalers, but to stop the manu-
acture.    As long as liquor is mantifac-
ured it will be sold, and it is rather signi-
:ant that no Temperance or Church organ-
nation has yet had the courage to demand
;gislation which would prohibit its manu-
acture.   If it is a legitimate trade, sanc-
i ioned by the law, regulated by the law
', nd contributing largely to the revenue of
he country, then it is entitled to the same
irotection and the same fair dealing as any
i ither legitimate business.   There is no other
msiness   which   could   survive,  or which
•'ould not be regarded as the victim of persecution, if it were compelled to close its
:loors from noon on Saturday until eight
Vclock on Monday morning.   This is not
egulating, it is discriminating; unfair dis-
•rimination and an invasion, not only of
he rights of the traders, who pay for the
privilege of conducting their business on
normal and rational lines, but an invasion
of the rights of the citizens who, if they
have a right to buy liquor at all, are not
entitled to be deprived of that right for
such an unreasonable length of time and
in such an arbitrary manner. It is on these
grounds that The Week claims that the
proposed referendum should be answered in
the negative, and that the Temperance organisations which initiated the question
should continue legitimate work along legitimate and constitutional lines. Much more
might be said on other aspects of the question; such as the undoubted effect of the
legislation proposed; the known effect of
arbitrary closing, where it has been tried;
the stimulus which it affords to heavy, secret drinking, and the desolation which it
has brought to many a home by transferring indulgence from the tavern to the
hearth. These are facts well known to
everyone who has investigated the subject,
and to emphasize them is not to utter one
word against necessary and praiseworthy
Temperance work, but only to direct attention to facts which are too commonly overlooked when zeal outruns discretion.
SEISMOLOGY —The Sub-Committee
of the Board of Trade which, assisted by Mr. G. H. Barnard and Mr. F.
H. Shepherd, was able to secure a grant of
$2,000 from the Dominion Government to
assist Mr. Napier Denison in his seismological researches, is taking steps to ensure
the establishment of a permanent observatory in Victoria. Mr. Denison has been
asked by the Department to furnish a list
of the instruments which he requires and indue course he will do so; but it must be
patent to all who have considered the subject that the present quarters occupied by
the Meteorological staff at the top of the
Post-office are entirely unsuitable for the
installation of delicate instruments. If
there W2re no other objections the large
amount of rock blasting in the vicinity and
the amount of blasting contemplated in the
Inner Harbour will cause a vibration entirely inimical to successful seismological
work. It would be of inestimable benefit
to the ultimate working out of a scheme
if it were possible at this juncture to secure a permanent site. Enquiries have been
made and it is found that there is ample
room in proximity to the Government Wireless Station on Gonzales Hill. It should
surely be possible for tjie Committee, with
thc co-operation of Mr. Barnard and Mr.
Shepherd, to secure a moderate additional
appropriation which will at any rate put
in the foundations of a permanent building. If this were done the new instruments would bc satisfactorily installed, in
a position far removed from artificial disturbances. The Week suggests that this
matter might well be dealt with at thc Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Trade next
week as there is no time to be lost in view
of the early assembling of Parliament.
questions have to do with organization,
administration, management, financing and
the intelligent development of a city which
has just started on a prosperous career.
All these questions are too big for Mayor
Morley. Not that he thinks so, but he evidences the fact by failing to grapple with
them. His idea of organization is "One
Man Government." His idea of administration is to boss the heads of departments and
throw the responsibility for his own mistakes on their shoulders. His idea of management is that subordinate officials are
superfluous, except as puppets. His idea
of financing is to borrow the largest
amount possible and get as many irons in
the fire as he can, apparently in order to
create the impression that he is doing something; but not to bear in mind that there
must be a day of reckoning. His idea of
development is to absorb the adjoining
municipalities in order to be able to speak
of a Greater Victoria as the child of his
creation. In his scheme of development
there is no well conceived, carefully digested plan; there is no provision for one
stage leading to another and so on to
rounded completion. His system is to start
out on an expenditure which may lead anywhere—or nowhere. This is not the kind
of programme which Victoria wants at the
present time, nor the kind of haphazard,
happy-go-lucky method of handling the affairs of an important city; and yet Mr.
Morley has shown that it is the only manner in which he can handle them. It matters not that his methods have alienated
almost every member of the Council and
engendered a degree of friction which renders the judicious and economic conduct
of civic affairs an impossibility. It matters
not that the citizens, as a whole, have
judged the Mayor and found him wanting.
He is still unconvinced. It is true he knows
that defeats awaits him in the Mayoral contest, but he is hoping that the Referendum
By-law will land him in the position of
Chief Commissioner. It is for the citizens
to say whether Mr. Morley's record as
Mayor recommends him for a more permanent and lucrative position. Meanwhile,
Mr. Beckwith is conducting his campaign
vigorously and intelligently. His manifesto is clean-cut, logical and progressive. In
the first bout with Mr. Morley on Thursday night he captured the sympathy of his
audience and already it looks as if he will
make not merely a successful, but a
triumphantly successful candidate. There
is nothing for which Mr. Morley professes
to stand on which Mr. Beckwith's record
is not far more creditable, and on the bigger
questions with which Mr. Morley has
shown himself unable to grapple, Mr. Beckwith has taken a firm and intelligent stand.
It is not unreasonable to appeal to all the
electors who desire to rescue the Capital
City from the reproach of mismanagement,
which it has acquired under the Morley
regime and who want to see it march in
line with the progressive units of the Province, to support Mr. J. L. Beckwith.
might have been expected the
Mayoral contest has no sooner begun than Mr. Morley has resorted to his
old tactics. With a discredited record behind him and the certainty of defeat in
front, he has lost his temper, and allowed himself at the lirst meeting to indulge in personalities. With some men invective takes the place of argument; with
Mr. Morley, abuse. The audience on
Thursday night wcre quick to realise that
the Mayor had nothing substantial to offer
and that he was anxious to draw a red
herring across thc trail, in fact several red
herrings, in order that sectional issues might
be raised, and the big questions lost sight
of. The sectional issues havc to do with
local and personal affairs, which havc little
place in a municipal campaign    The big
makes no apology for again referring to the congestion of business
at the Victoria Post-office during the recent holidays. It is approaching the question entirely from the public standpoint.
It is a disgrace that the citizens of Victoria should bc kept without their Christmas mail for a fortnight, and yet this has
happened to scores. On New Year's day
there were upwards of a thousand bags of
mail undelivered. At the time of writing
there are several hundred, and yet in a
properly arranged, properly equipped and
properly organized Post-office thc whole
should havc been cleared in a few days.
This condition of affairs is not thc fault of
the Postmaster. It is entirely the fault of-
the Department at Ottawa.   Thc premises
are totally inadequate and have been for
some time. Even by pressing the basement
into service there is by no means sufficient
room for the enormous accumulation of
mail matter. In the next place it will probably be a surprise for the public to learn
that the total amount of money proposed
to be allowed by the Department for special
delivery during the Christmas and New
Year holiday amounts to the munificent sum
of $150. This is for delivery by horse
teams. Now any school-boy can figure out
what amount of mail matter can be delivered for $150 when it costs a dollar an
hour for a man, horse and waggon. As
a matter of fact, to ensure that prompt
and reasonable delivery which the public
has a right to expect, at least $1,000 would
have been necessary. But, the greatest
drawback of all lies in a matter which has
been constantly referred to in the columns
of The Week—the disgracefully inadequate
pay of the Post-office staff. The permanent
staff is under-paid. Indeed, when one remembers how greatly the cost of living has
risen in Victoria recently it must be a marvel that any self-respecting man can continue to work for such a miserable pittance. The pay offered by the Department
for special work during the holidays is
$2.50 a day. The Week wishes that the
men responsible for this apportionment had
to live in Victoria on that stipend. It is all
very well for The Times to give an occasional dig at the Conservative Government.
All these things are the legacy of the
Laurier Administration. No government
could have built a new Post-office in three
months and no government could have
remedied all the deficiencies of the local-
service in that time, but from now on it
cannot be too clearly understood that the
demand for better service and accommodation must be kept at high pressure until it
has been suitably dealt with.
years ago or so Major Hodgins,
one of the engineers on G. T. P.
construction, threw up his position because
certain friends of the Laurier Government
made it too hot for him to hold it. Major
Hodgins is a soldier and a gentleman. As
such he has a conscience and his conscience
would not allow him to pass classifications-
which alone would satisfy the rapacity of
the G. T. P. contractors and their friends.
Like many soldiers, Major Hodgins is much
more a man of action than of words and
when his complaints were investigated by a
partizan committee, in which that champion of "bulldozers," E. M., MacDonald,
was the whipper-in, he failed *,to secure a
favourable verdict. Later on, his chief Mr.
Lumsden, than whom there was not a more
capable or honourable engineer in Canada,
had a similar experience, and he too resigned. Major Hodgins settled in Victoria
and has been residing in the vicinity ever
since. He is a man who deserves well of
his country, having filled a conspicuous
position both during and subsequent to the
Boer War. When he left Africa he was
the right-hand man of Sir Percy Girouard
and had made his mark alongside that distinguished officer. The Week ventures to
suggest that a man who made such a lirm
and conscientious stand against dishonesty
and the squandering of public money is en-,
titled to some consideration. It was not
likely that he would ever get it from a
Liberal Government when all the circumstances arc taken into account, but there
is no reason why he should not get it from
a Conservative Government, which claims
to be actuated by the i'ritish principles of
justice and fair play. Thc Week has heard
nothing of or from Major Hodgins for two
years, but is sure that there are a sufficient
number of fair-minded people at the Coast
who would bc glad to hear that hc had
been remembered by "the powers that be."
I am sorry to say that there is a
man in this city who is an uncultured
boor, and a fool to boot. I know
that he is uncultured, because he does
not appreciate "The Week"; he is a
boor because he returned his copy
with words on the address whicii
very nearly contravened the Postal
regulations, and he is a fool because
he never gave any clue as to his name
and address, although he wished the
paper to be discontinued. Now what
are you going to do with a man like
that? I know what I am going to
do. I have a sneaking idea that Mr.
Uncultured, Boorish Fool will continue to read "The Week," if only
because he so thoroughly disapproves
of it; there are lots of people who
read it without confessing the fact.
In the full belief, therefore, that Mr.
U. B. F. will see this paragraph, I
will ask him to write me personally.
If he addresses his letter to "The
Lounger," care The Week, it will find
me. I should like him to write his
heart out in this letter and to make
use of all the forms of abuse of which
his soul is capable. He need not be
worried by Postal regulations, because if the letter is properly stamped
I shall be the only person any the
wiser. I will guarantee him all the
secrecy he wants. But I want to
have a word match with him. I have
been known to leave a London cabby
speechless on the street. I am a
modest person and do not wish to
pose before the public, but, at the
same time, I have been given credit
for a sarcastic tongue, whilst I have
also been informed that my "nasty"
lqtters are a dream. 1 should very
much like to match "blackguardly
language" with my friend the Uncultured, Boorish Fool, and if he can
beat me, I'will "give him best" all
right. In the meantime I would suggest to him that if the continued
presence of "The Week" in his house
really annoys him, he should acquaint
the office with his name and address.
The paper which he returned bore no
address stamp, neither a vestige of
such a stamp, and it was therefore
delivered by hand. As we are sending out some two thousand papers
every week by hand, Mr. U. B. F.
must excuse us if he still receives the
paper: Really; we cannot be expected
to know the hand-writing of all our
subscribers, in spite of the fact that
we run a hand-writing department.
For so cents U. B. F. can learn what
Tau thinks of him.
*   *   *
That paragraph has left an unpleasant taste in my mouth. It is so seldom that we have that particularly
dirty kind of dirt thrown at our devoted heads. I am glad that I have
a more delectable topic to which to
turn. 1 understand that our old
friend, the "St. Francis" Hotel, has
been re-opened under new management. Under the name of "The Oriental Hotel" the present "St. Francis"
was one of the most popular hostel-
ries in the city. It was a favourite
haunt of those whom we now style
old-timers, many of whom have since
come back to town and regretted that
they have found "A Pharaoh who
knew not Joseph" established in the
house which knew them so well. This
is all to be changed. Messrs. Lambert & Sedney, who have undertaken
the resurrection of the Yates Street
house, have realised the claims which
the old-timers have on them, and
have determined that, any time one
of the old patrons returns, he shall
find the most hospitable of welcomes
awaiting him. Although the hotel has
been renovated from top to bottom
there is still an air of "Ye Ancient
Hostelrie" left about it. The beds
are big and old-fashioned in appearance; the furniture throughout is solid
and lacks that gaudy display which
is so characteristic of the modern
taste; the cuisine is calculated to suit
the taste of the most exacting of
epicures, and the  bar  is  beyond  re
proach. The proprietors, who are not
confining their interests to "The St.
Francis" alone, having two other
places of business in town, have
made a specialty of restoring to this
house thf.*. old-fashioned flavour
which is so especially acceptable when
it is tempered with the comforts of
modern civilization. The latter are
supplied and the former is maintained.
* *   *
At one time the irreverent passerby, when he came over from the
Mainland, was inclined to term Victoria "The City of the Dead." He
can no longer do that; Victoria is
very much alive, as her building permits and all kinds of other things can
show. But there is another reason
why she can no longer claim this
title. She most violently repudiates
her dead, and so much does she dislike them that she makes it almost
an impossibility for iheir number to
be increased. At least she takes care
that the road to the cemetery shall
be as impassible as possible. The
other day a hearse stuck in the ruts
right inside the cemetery gates and it
took six men at the wheels to clear
it. On Tuesday the carriages had to
drive over the grass in order to reach
their destination. One would think
that whatever else was left to the
vagaries of the Paving Companies and
the Civic authorities, the cemetery
would at least be respected. But no!
The Council is evidently mindful of
the Scriptural command to "let the
dead bury their dead." It would certainly take a hearse of spiritual build
to traverse the quagmires that beset
the roads to the gravesides.
* *   *
I am always glad when I am able
to say something which may be for
the benefit of the dumb creation. It
is with pleasure therefore that I comment on an excellent number of "Our
Dumb Animals" which reached me
this week. The magazine is printed
in Boston, Mass., on behalf of the
American Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals. This number
is particularly attractive and is full of
charming Animal stories. It is seldom that we in Victoria have to
chronicle deeds of cruelty to those
friends of ours who •cannot voice
their own griefs, but an occasional
paragraph on their behalf does no'
one any harm, and may possibly still
do them some good. Last week there
was an editorial comment on the doings of our own branch of the S. P.
C. A. and it is, perhaps, unnecessary
for me to say anything more. At the
same time I should like to wish the
Society in general and the local officers in particular a prosperous New
Year in their most admirable work.
* *   *
I am nothing if not candid and
there is nothing in this world which I
prefer to giving advice to others. I
will therefore take this opportunity
of passing on to the Messrs. Patrick of the Victoria Skating Arena
a criticism which was given to me
today. My vis-a-vis was a man more
fortunate than myself, because he had
been up to the Arena, whereas, so
far, I have been unable to avail myself of the opportunity. He told me
that everything was excellent bar one
thing. Have you ever noticed that
there is always "one thing?" It appears that his musical susceptibilities
were wounded because the music contributed at the Arena introduced a
funereal element into the otherwise
gay proceedings. This may be so.
N'ot having heard the said music I
cannot lend a critical ear. I insert
this paragraph so that the proprietors
of the Arena may consider the music
that is being supplied, and if, ill their
opinion, it is funereal, they may give
orders to have it changed. For myself I would say that funereal music
at a skating rink would suit me excellently; the last time 1 had a pair
of skates on was at a skating rink in
London and they suited the back of
my hfad js'o ill" that "The Dead
'Marcft' Would have been the most
Appropriate thing that the band coiild
have played. If,I remember rightly,
however, the piece which they liad
chosen was something after the style
of "Johnny comes marching home,"
or it might have been "Tommy make
room for your uncle." The latter
would have been the more befitting
to the occasion.
*   *   *
I noticed in the paper this morning
that tenders are out for a caretaker
for the public convenience on Government Street just below the Post-
office. The tenders called for men
who would satisfy the Council of
their general fitness for the position
and specified that every applicant
should show how he intended to run
the place "free of cost to the city."
Merciful Heavens, can't the City afford to put a white man in the place
and pay him a salary to look after it,
or is it absolutely necessary that they
should have a gang of dagoes down
there selling fruit, peddling papers
and blacking boots? It would seem
to me that a position of this nature
is eminently suited to some elderly
man, too old for hard work, but who
has deserved well of his country and
who would be glad to have an easy
place where he could make a little
money shining brass-work and generally keeping an eye on things, without having to" go into business himself under rather embarrassing surroundings. People do not go to a
public convenience in order to buy
fruit or papers, neither do they look
upon it as the natural place in whicii
to get a shoe-shine. I did a good deal
of agitating to get the place built and
I don't want to see it made the abiding-place of lazy dagoes. Any respectable man who has served the
city during the best years of his life
and who cannot afford to retire into
obscurity, and who is anxious to secure such a position will have the
hearty endorsation of the .
In the Christmas Number of Thp
Week some very excellent photographs were published. One in
particular showed a pano.amic view of
the Parliament Buildings and the
James' Bay Causeway. It is only due
to Mr. Leonard Frank of Alberni to
credit him with the splendid photographic work whicii made their publication possible. It was an omission
not to have done so at the time. Mr.
Frank is always so generous with his
photographs and is such a thorough
artist that they possess special merit.
The panoramic view referred to is
without doubt the best photograph of
the water-front of the Inner Harbour
which has ever been published.
B. C. S. P. C. A.
The annual meeting of the parent
Society for Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals, will be held by the kind permission of the Mayor, in the' Council
Chamber, City Hall,' on Saturday
next at 2.30 p.m. Delegates from thc
various branches will be present, and
the work of the society fully discussed. All members and the public
generally who are interested in the
movement are earnestly invited to
The Time for
sending in replies for the
$40.00 Prize
Limerick has
been extended
to January 13
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Hear Miss Thurston, Mrs. Hina Martin Thatcher and Miss Harris in the Latest, Up-
to-Date Vocal Selections.
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Kinemacolor Pictures  Jan. 4, 5, 6
University of California Glee Club Jan. 8
Robert Hilliard in "A Fool There Was"
    Jan.   11
Kinemacolor Pictures  Jan. ia, 13
Anna Held    Jan. 19
The Private Secretary   Jan. 20
Forbes Robertson   Jan. 22, 23
The Girl of the Golden West Jan. 26
The Barrier  Jan. 29
De Pachmann
As a matter of record I am going
to print the complete programme
executed in brilliant and inimitable
style in the Victoria Theatre last
Wednesday night by Vladimir de
Pachmann. The only regret one
could possibly have in respect to the
programme is that it was not confined exclusively to Chopin's works,
of which de Pachmann is easily the
most capable interpreter of any
I1, pianist of my time. There are experts who claim that de Pachmann
should confine himself exclusively to
the productions of this great composer, and yet it would seem a sin
to bar him out from such other items
as he contributed to Wednesday
night's programme, notably Mendels-
triumph. It cannot be that we have
heard the last of de Pachmann. His
avowed intention to retire may surely
be reconsidered; he is still in his
prime ancl none of his brilliant powers
show the slightest abatement. If he
can be induced to pay a return visit
it is safe to say that the Ladies' Committee, which deserves such hearty
thanks for having brought him here,
can guarantee a bumper house.
Soi ata No. 9, A Major Mozart
(a) Emle von I,ied Op. 12, No. 8, F. Major
(b) Spinning Song, Op. 67, No. 4	
(c) Menuet Op. 17, G Major Moskowski
(d) Rondo Brilliant, Op. 62, E I'V	
. in
(a) Nocturne, Op. -27, No. 2, D Flat Major
(b) Prelude, Op. 27, Xo. 16, B Flat Major
 '    Chopin
(c) Impromptu Op. 36, F Sharp Major...
(d) Etude, Op.  10, No. 3, E Major.. .Chopin
fe) Mazurka Op. 67, No. 4, A Minor. .Chopin
(f) Mazurka Op. 56, No. 2, C. Major. .Chopin
(g) Valse Urilliante, Op. 34, A Flat. .Chopin
sohn's "Spinning Song" and Weber's
"Rondo Brilliant." De Pachmann is
so perfect an artist and so thorough
a musician that his work is beyond
criticism. I have heard all thc great
pianists of the last forty-five years
and not one of them has appealed to
me as has de Pachmann. In making
this statement I recall delirious moments under the influence of Rubinstein, but Franz Lizst is the only
player whom I would place in the
same class as de Pachmann. In delicacy of expression, in lightness of
touch, in soulful interpretation, in
complete rapport I know of no playing comparable to de Pachmann's.
One might go further and say that
never has an instrumentalist aroused
a Victoria audience to such a pitch
of enthusiasm as on Wednesday
night. It was a revelation; the audience rose en masse, ladies and gentlemen waved their hands and shouted "Bravo, bravo," for about fifteen
minutes, and half the time de Pachmann was bowing and smiling in the
most gracious manner; indeed, his
personality had a charm which was
quite irresistible. Patti at the height
of her popularity never had a more
sincere and enthusiastic ovation. The
reception must be all' the more grati-
ying to the master because he was
laying before an extremely critical
audience and one whicii did not thaw
out during the first few items of the
programme. The Mozart Sonata
which opened was received with critical appreciation; thc Schumann
"Lied," brief and dainty, carried the
audience a little further in appreciation, but the third item, Mendelssohn's "Spinning Song," captured
their hearts, and from that moment
to the end of the programme it was
a continual march from triumph to
Madame Sherry
Ou Tuesday night "Madame Sherry" paid a return visit to the Victoria Theatre and played to capacity;
in fact," owing to the large number
of mail orders, the house sold out
within two hours of the box office being opened. The Company, taken all
round, was better than the one which
was here last year, the only weak spot
being the young man who tried to
sing tenor and couldn't. I refer to
Franklin Farnum. The leading characters were perfectly taken, the
honours being divided between Marie
Flynn and Oscar Figman. neither of
whom could be improved upon. Figman's work was far better than upon
a previous occasion when he was suffering from mal-de-mer, Miss Flynn
is one of the daintiest and cleverest
of comediennes; she can act, sing and
dance; a very rare combination. Figman's rendering of "We are only
Poor, Weak Mortals After All," was
the artistic gem of the performance.
William Cameron as "Philippe," Flo
Irwin as "Katherine" and Virginia
Foltz as "Pepita" were all admirable.
The performance as a whole was entirely satisfactory and reached a very
high standard.
Seven Days
"Seven Days," which was played at
the Victoria Theatre on January ist,
proved to be a most acceptable New
Year's offering and delighted a crowded house. The play itself is distinctly amusing and the parts were all
most capably taken. The story of the
quarantined household cooped up for
seven days with their domestic difficulties will long continue to act as a
drawing card wherever people want
genuine humour and an opportunity
for good, clean laughter.
The Empress Theatre
The big hit this week has been
made by Lew Hawkins, a black monologuist with a fund of good stories
and comic songs. Another excellent
turn has been provided by the Malvern Troupe of acrobats who do some
wonderful feats of strength and agility. Paul Stephens, the one-legged
equilibrist, presents a novel and
thrilling act and well deserves the
applause which he has been receiving.
The Majestic Theatre
The Majestic has been to the fore
with an excellent New Year's bill of
pictures. Gaumont Graphic, which is
a feature of this house, has been
keeping the patrons well up to date
with views of the world's happenings.
Romano's Theatre
There has been a fine selection of
pictures showing at Romano's this
week and the posters which are displayed outside the doors give a fair
idea of the attractions which have
been showing within. Comedy and
drama have been well featured.
The Crystal Theatre
It is astonishing to see how quickly the Crystal, almost the latest Moving Picture house to start operations
in Victoria, has caught the pulic fancy. During holiday week the house
has been packed with most appreciative audiences who have seen a good
deal more than their money's worth.
Glee Club Sings German Songs
When "Brick" Morse returned from
Europe two years ago and brought
back with him some of the liveliest
ofHeidelberg student songs to teach
the University of California Glee
Club, he little dreamed that beside
returning to his position of musical
director, he would also have to assume the role of professor of German to his fifty old charges However, when the musical squad with
its cosmopolitan membership was for
the first time confronted with the imported Teutonic slogans, even Amos
Elliott, captain of California's 1911
victorious football team, began to
quail, and thc initial rendition brought
tears to the eyes of the worthy Brick.
Brick then saw the need of giving
his boys some practical German, ancl
so last summer, he took eighteen of
the bunch on thc longest trip ever
undertaken by a college Glee Club,
viz., to Europe. Not only were thc
boys drilled in the mysteries of the
German language, but they visited
Paris as well, ancl picked up not a
little of that branch of the Latin
tongue, and then just to show them
how we do it in America, they journeyed across the channel and gave
the Britishers a shock as strains of
"Yankee Doodle" ancl "Dixie" burst
upon  their  ears.
Practically the same bunch of college men who made this famous trip
are now journeying toward us and
are booked to appear at the Victoria
Theatre Monday, January 8, and will
no doubt turn loose in enough languages to warrant the installation of
a modem language course in our
"A Fool There Was"
Robert Hilliard, who is making a
coast-to-coast tour under the direction of Klaw & Erlanger in "'A Fool
There Was," will be seen at the Victoria Theatre on Thursday, January
"A Fool There Was" is an intensely
dramatic portrayal of a phase of life
set forth  in  the thought and  philo-
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The latest and best Motion
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Pictures    changed    Monday,
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We Cater to Ladies and
Continued Performance
1 to 11 p.m.
The Bijou
One of the largest Picture Theatres in Western Canada. The House
has been thoroughly remodelled with sitting capacity increased to 700
seats. The Bijou is the first theatre opened with a 5c admission,
giving a show equal to any of the ioc shows in town. Our daily
performance consists of 4,000 ft. of film (4 reels), illustrated song and
a 3-pieced orchestra. We are running 24 reels weekly, almost everything that is produced. REMEMBER, we change our program
each and every day and admission only 5c.
Watch for our Next Sensation
Johnson Street
Victoria, B. C.
Victoria Theatre
One Performance Only
Just  returned  from   European   Tour
University of California
"Glee Club"
New Glees   New Solos   New Stunts
New Quartettes   New Monologues
Prices—$1.00, 75c, 50c, 25c
Seats now on sale
Victoria Theatre
Klaw & Erlanger present
Robert Hilliard
In the Vivid Play Like No Other
"A Fool There Was"
Seats on sale Tuesday, January 9th.
Prices—$2.00, $1,50, $1.00, 75c, 50c.
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F"d Anna
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Interpolating Musical Hits
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Singing Comedian
Initial American Tour qf
Juggling and Equilibristic Feats
The Week
A   Provincial   Newspaper   and   Revi?w
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published  at  1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B.C.,  Canada
The New
By Bohemian
Newness is attractive as well as
suggestive. It is hardly possible to
speak of anything as being new without creating a pleasurable sensation.
Newness speaks of freshness, expectancy, hopefulness. By a natural conjunction of ideas the mind is at once
led to contrast it with Oldness, so
that the New and the Old form a
perpetual antithesis. A new thing
must of necessity present features of
perfection, unsullied, unspotted, un-
marred. We cast aside old clothes,
sometimes regretfully, but of necessity, because they have begun to look
shabby, or we have tired of them.
Some people are weak enough to
throw over old friends, because even
friends may become tiresome. There
is an old proverb that says that
"faithful are the wounds of a friend,"
but there are many people who resent
plain truths even from their greatest
intimates. At the bottom we all
know what is best for ourselves, or
think we do, and if the most faithful
and tried friend crosses our fancy for
the moment we are apt to forget all
his fidelity and to turn to the new
one wdio will pander to us.
There is some such ingratitude in
the thoughts with which wc so deliberately fling aside from us the recollections and incidents of the Old
Year. We say it is past and done
for, whicii is true, but we are not so
'willing to take with us into the future
the lesson which it taught. We are
impatient of control, impatient of restraint. There is in most of us too
much of the "don't care" spirit; of
the "what I have done I have done,
let it go at that" and we open the
book at a new page, delighted with
its fresh cleanliness, and instead of
saying "1 will write on that page
what I ought." we say, "1 will write
on it what 1 will. It is mine, all my
own. Mine to make or to mar.
Never mind the caution which the
past would instil. I am sufficient for
myself," and so, all too soon we begin
to tread in slippery places.
The sane mind, whilst looking eagerly to the unwritten page, aud fervently craving lhe opportunity to
make a new record, balances the lessons of the past with thc possibilities
of the future; and the sane mind never
forgets that one's greatest enemy is
oneself, and that the only thing whicii
is likely to blot the new page is
the gratification of uncontrolled impulse.
From time immemorial thc dawn
of the New Year has been the period
for making new resolutions. The
danger of this is that one may get
into the habit of thinking that good
resolutions arc ouly seasonable once
a year. I take it that a good resolution is due every time a mistake is
realized. Fir this reason New Year's
day is not more suitable than any
other for resolving to correct the
errors of life. Every day of the
year may be made a stepping-stone
from which to mount from "our dead
selves to higher things." The New
Year is full of hope. It is bound to
bring us the long deferred happiness.
We are bound to catch up with that
dazzling will o' the 'wisp which has
eluded us so long. We are bound to
reach the turning of a lane which
has been so far ahead. We,arc bound
to pass the crest of the Kill, to surmount, which has been so laborious.
Oh, yes! This New Year cannot fail
to bring the realisation of many
hopes, but who is wise enough to
know that it calls for the abandonment of other hopes, some of which,
perhaps, have been cherished for
years; some of which have at times
looked as if they were approaching
fruition; or some, perhaps, which
have burst on our vision in a moment, fascinated, enthralled, hut yet,
which are impossible of realisation,
and which to carry on would but
mean to add to life's handicap.
Most of us have weight enough to
carry; many of us add to our burden
anxieties, expectations which are as
'unsubstantial as the fabric of a vision.'
The wisest suggestion of the New
Year is to pray that the scales may
fall from our eyes; that we may be able
to abandon the dross, the chimaera,
the mirage, and hold fast to that
which has been proved and which we
know can be trusted. The New Year
will be strenuous and exacting; we
shall need all our strength; we shall
draw strength from sources which
will add to it, and we should seek
ever to keep our ideal as unsullied
as the unwritten page of the New
Year book.
Sir. James Douglas
K..C. B.
The Early History of Vancouver
Written Specially for the Week
by Gilbert Malcolm Sproat
The sudden retreat of nine-tenths
of over 30,000 incomers, with lessened purses, many of whom had not
reached the objective points of their
inroad, gave the country what, in
common parlance, is termed a "black
eye," for several years, along the
whole North Pacific Coast. It
affected also, remarkably, for a time,
the judgment of many of those who
remained after the exodus, with more
or less belief in the country's future,
some of whom won deserved success, later, in changed circumstances.
Among these was Mr. Amor De Cosmos, of Nova Scotia, one of the
earliest arrivals here with the mining
immigrants from California, in 1858.
Immediately after the exodus, he
started a weekly newspaper, "The
British Colonist," first issued, December 11, 1858. Single copies, 25 cents.
The general programme showed considerable prescience, including the
union of all the British North American Colonies, a railway, waggon
road and telegraph, to the Pacific,
and, also, representation of die said
colonies in the Imperial Parliament.
The latter item hc did not, then, explain, nor, afterwards, when, as myself the author of a pamphlet on that
particular subject, I asked him how
he proposed to work out such representation.
The influence of these large views
dominated the whole future career of
De Cosmos, as a journalist and politician. It accounts for his readiness,
in the middle "sixties," to sacrifice
such representative government as wc
had here, and to join, unconditionally, the .Mainland Crown Colony in
t£66, which, though seemingly a step
backward, was, in his view, the sure
prelude to federation, as indeed, the
Home Government also believed,
though De Cosmos did not know that.
His personal ambition and hope were
to get to Ottawa, and to work in
thc making of the Canada of his
dreams. That destination he reached,
and was, for many years, a hardworking member of the Commons,
but he was not found to possess the
qualities of tact and patience so helpful to success in the practice of party
As to local affairs, Mr De Cosmos'
programme was to solace the many
disappointed persons of that time,
and to help the sale of his newspaper, by attacking the administration of Governor Douglas on the
mainland. Four well written columns
of the above first issue of the "British Colonist" are filled with adverse
criticism of that administration. This
shows thc effect upon a generally
honest-minded man, of the immigration disappointment, making him ig
nore the commonest facts of the case.
He harped upon the Governor's supposed desire "to preserve the grasping interests of the Hudson's Bay
Company, inviolate." The facts were:
(1) that Alexander Grant Dallas, the
President of the Hudson's Bay Co.'s
Council in North America, had succeeded Douglas in the Company's
service in May, 1857, and (2) that
Douglas, in 1858, as a condition of
continued service under the Crown,
was not allowed to be even a shareholder in the Company (?). The
Crown, thenceforward, had, in him, a
faithful servant who scrutinized the
claims and pretensions of the Company in his own difficult position, as
the following extracts from correspondence show. A. G. Dallas complained to Sir Edward Watkin, a Director on the London Board, that
"the Governor tried to saddle all expenses on the Company"; whereupon,
the Company in London, wrote to
the Colonial Secretary, that "it is
quite obvious that the Governor's
''communications to the Colonial
"oflice are conceived 111 a spirit of
"hostility to the Company, and to its
"representatives in the Island."
Moved by these letters, and, possibly,
by the Parliamentary influence of the
Company, the Secretary of State proceeded to impress on the Governor,
the importance of showing a "liberal
and conciliatory spirit" in dealing
with the Company. Douglas had, on
this occasion, only been objecting to
an attempt of the Company to get a
parcel of land, in the colony, that
was actually occupied for public purposes—land which the Company had
no legal, or equitable, right to. This
is a sample of the answers that might
be given to many of the allegations
in the newspaper indictment. It is
sufficiently illuminative, yet I may
mention another charge, namely, that
improperly, to help Victoria, it was
made the port of entry for mainland
imports. Not so, it was, that duties
might be collected, where, alone, the
Governor had jurisdiction, until receipt of his commission for the new
Colony, and, so on. These were the
days of slow posts and no telegrams,
and the hard-worked Governor, without any real official status on the
mainland, during a considerable
period of the mining "excitement,"
made himself personally responsible
in the King's Bench, and, officially,
to the Crown and Parliament, for
every act that he performed, or suffered to be done. Honest mistakes
of course he made, but the Home
Government, in recognising that few
Colonial-Office men would have even
undertaken what Douglas achieved, in
the emergency, made him a C. B. before he had been a year in oflice, in
the new Colony—a most unusual, but
well merited distinction.
I mention the above for historical
reasons, and not from any unkindness
to De Cosmos. He and I, in fact,
got on very well together at that
time, and also later. Abusive articles
of me in his newspaper, did not prevent our emptying, the same day, a
bottle of old Burgundy in Driard's
Colonial restaurant. De Cosmos, a
semi-recluse by habit, had more fun
in him than people imagined. London he did not like, "it was so big
one could not easily get out of it."
We called, together, on Gladstone in
Downing Street, and De Cosmos, who
could not get a word in, admired the
statesman's handsome feet. The only
town worth seeing in the Old Country was Edinburgh; it was so picturesque. Glasgow, without charm
for the eye, yielded some amusement.
An Irish cabman there directed by
De Cosmos to drive to the office of
"Bailie Nicol Jarvie" (which the cabman said he knew), had to draw up
to the sidewalk half a dozen times, to
seek information from bygoers, wdio
all seemed annoyed at the request. A
policeman only grinned. "Uncivil
they are, see," said the cabman, "they
would not treat us so in Dublin." A
very interesting and historically, valuable booklet, entitled "The Fraser
Mines Vindicated," or "The History
of Four Months," was written, here,
before the starting of the "British
Colonist." The author, Mr. Alfred
Waddington, became one of our hest
known worthies, and, as I have shown
elsewhere, was the real pioneer of
the Canadian Pacific Railway, if that
may be said of any individual.   I ap
pend an extract from the booklet,
showing how Victoria progressed, in
the period referred to, and the
writer's optimism in the face of the
mining disappointment.
"Where, in so short a time, have
"there been so many streets laid out,
"built iqi, ancl some of them graded,
"macadamized .planked, and even
"lighted up, as in . Victoria? Eight
"substantial wharves carried out into
"the harbour, two brick hotels, and
"other brick buildings, numerous
"frame houses and stores, besides
"those going up; twenty or thirty
"restaurants and coffee houses;
"steamboats built and launched,—in
"short, all the beginnings of a large
"city. Where a more orderly population, or more law-abiding? Where,
"in the United States, a city without
"taxes, lawyers, or public debt?
"Where, in the United States, the
"town, or city, where there is more
"money to be made, even now, by
"the industrious trader, or crafts-
"man, who is at all decently started
"in his business, than in Victoria?
"And as a proof, rents are higher, at
"this moment, than in San Francisco
"* * * and, scarcely six business
"stores empty. Could San Francisco
"boast of as much at the end of four
"months? * * * We have, then, rea-
"son to be thankful, and, if our
"short-sighted disappointments have
"been a severe trial to all, we have
"still, a good aftergrowth of hope be-
"fore us. * * * Those who are gone
"will soon be replaced by another
"population as active, more hardy,
"and less ambitious."
Mr. Waddington did not, then, foresee, that, during the ensuing decade,
the insistent policy of the Home Government, for ends of its own already
described, and the wrangling of
short-sighted, local politicians, would
be far more adverse to progress, than
the common incident of the outrush
of miners,—in this case, of miners
who found that Nature had made
working conditions, here, largely different from those to which they had
been accustomed. The country of
course was as good as ever, hut
capital was quietly withdrawn, its
possessors seeking other fields. The
Cariboo mines, when discovered,
were worked, entirely, by the
miners themselves. No outside capital was obtained. As Dr. G. M. Dawson said, in his address to the Royal
Colonial Institute, London, in 1893,
"Money made in one venture was
"freely and at once embarked in another, ancl the investors were to be
"found working with pick and shovel
"in the shafts or drift."
Book Notes
"THE HEALER". By Robert Herrick, author of "Together." New
York. The McMillan Co., 1911.
On sale at The Standard Stationery Co., iz2o Government Street,
Victoria.   Price, $1.50.
As far as I know this is the second
book which has come from the pen of
Robert Herrick. The first one, "Together," attained an ephemeral reputation, because it was slightly sensational and not a little "risque." It
had no literary merit, and its sole interest depended on a few smartly
written paragraphs, and a few suggestive situations. Like most books
of its vogue "Together" professed to
be written in support of a propaganda, but as Lord Chief Justice Cock-
burn remarked, when sentencing Mr.
Bradlaugh and Mrs. Besmit for publishing "The Fruits of Philosophy,"
in the interests of morality, "I have
me doubts."
Having written "The Healer" 1
should imagine that Robert Herrick
is already wishing that he had never
written "Together," and one can only
hope that future publications of his
will cease to tell us that he ever did
write it.
"The Healer" is a book of another
colour. It is well written; it has a
definite purpose, which is not too obtrusive; it tells an enthralling story
and it paints a unique and strong personality in the hero, Dr. Holden.
Holden is a hig, strong, aggressive
personality; every inch a man; one
who with his temperament could not
but   inevitably   plunge   into   the   ex
cesses of youth; one who has emerged
to  bury  himself  far  from  the  busy
city in the isolation of a mitr.ng camp,
in  order that he  may there  administer the "healing art" and work out
his own salvation.    Finally, he does
both.   In pursuit of his profession he    ,
becomes the avowed enemy of mercenary doctors  and mercenary insti-  [_'
tutions;  he exposes the insincerity of    '
much of the work that is done under    |
the  name of healing.    He will  have   *'
none   of   it.     If  hc   cannot   heal   he     i
will not practise, and  his great sue-     ,
cess, which secured him the title of
the "The  Healer'' was due as much
to his personality and will-power as'*
to his skill, and that was by no means
Such a man must necessarily fall
in love and he loses his heart to his
lirst aristocratic patient, a young lady
from New York, who was injured by
bathing and on whom he successfully
performed the delicate operation of[
trepanning. She very correctly describes him as "her wild man of the
woods." She marries him in spite of
the strongest protests of her friends.
They have a few months of idyllic
happiness in their little shack in the,
mountains and then the bubble bursts.
They can live in castles in the air,
but they are not adapted for houses
made with hands. The dream is over;
they disagree; they separate and for !
some time she goes her way and he ,
goes his. ?j
Once again  he  gives away to  his |
weakness, morosity overtakes him; he i
loses his grip and his nerve, and is on
the border of collapse when another, 1
woman walks into his life; and here "'J
the  author    makes    a  fine  contrast.  ;
While the    woman    of    beauty and
charm, of butterfly existence and so- '
cial   qualities   could   attract   but   not j
hold him,   the    woman    of    sorrow,]
whose garments  had  been  trailed  in
the mire, who had been buffeted by
the rude winds of life and who had
learned   thc   value   of   comfort   and
solace, could take him for one brief
moment from his delirium and restore
his sanity.   This is one of the most
charming    and    exquisitely    written
chapters in thc book.
After that the Doctor becomes thc
victim of the system which he has so
vigorously assailed. Returning to his
wife he allows himself to he cajoled
into establishing a fashionable sanatorium; he makes money, not because
he loves it or wants it, but because h^
must make it for those dependent o1**
him, and finally he leaves the problem hich he has attacked still unsolved.
The book has a serious purpose and
will not fail to stimulate thought oil
a subject of vital interest to the
community. It is a work of promise
and leaves no doubt that Robert Herrick will yet have to be reckoned witli
among the recruits of a uew school.   •
As  usual,   I   propose  to  allow  my
readers to sample a few of the most
striking paragraphs of the book.
The following deals with The
Healer's attitude towards his worl?
and the impossibility of an aristo'
cratic wife sympathising with him.
"She could not comprehend that
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Dec. 27, 1911 to Jan. 2, 1912
December 27—
Mrs. Minnie Herd—Princes St.—Dwelling  $2,500
Hinton & Hewett—Richardson and Toronto Sts.—Dwelling 2,850
J. L. Punderson—Haywood Crescent—Dwelling  3,000
Mrs. Fanny Moore—Roseberry St.—Dwelling  2,275
John A. Scott—Russell St.—Dwelling  2,500
John A. Scott—Russell St.—Dwelling  2,500
December 28—
R. H. Green—Bay and Prior—Dwelling  1,800
Jas. Loggie—Albert and Charles—Alt  50
B. C. L. & I. Co.—Yates St.—Alt  400
H. M. Cowper—Cambridge St.—Dwelling •  1,800
December 29—
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Moore & Whittington—Moss St.—Dwelling  3,000
Moore & Whittington—Moss St.—Dwelling  2,500
E. W. Whittington—Linden Ave.—Dwelling   4,500
D. H. Bale—Linden and May St.—Stores and Apts  5,000
D. H. Bale—Faithful St.—Dwelling  6,000
H. H. Rasmussen—Oswego St.—Dwelling   1,800
W. Gaskill—Front St.—Dwelling  1,800
Jas. Torrance—Frances Ave.—Dwelling  1,500
Breeze & Houghton—Grahame Ave.—Dwelling   2,000
Parbery—Denman St.—Dwelling   2,000
Parbery—Denman St.—Dwelling   2,000
M. H. Dobie—South Turner St.—Garage ...'.  170
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T. Faticett—South Turner St.—Dwelling and Store  900
A. Dawson—Johnson St.—Dwelling  3,500
Oliver Johnson—Denman and Lydia—Stable  2,500
January 2—
C. W. Hawkins—Glasgow St.—Dwelling  1.900
Alex. Stewart—Belcher Ave.—Dwelling    4,900
Thos. Pudding—McPherson & Fullerton—Dwelling  5,850
Thos. Pudding—McPherson & Fullerton—Dwelling  5,850
Thos. Pudding—McPherson & Fullerton—Dwelling  5,850
W. J. Drysdale—Fernwood St.—Dwelling   2,100
Messrs. Stevens Bros.—Princess St.—Dwelling  3,500
The profits of the Eastern Townships Bank for the year ended
November 15th were $459,570, which with $145,038 carried forward
from last year showed $604,608 at the credit of profit and loss account.
The amount was distributed as follows: Dividends $270,000, reserve
fund $150,000, strengthening assets $100,000, bonus to officers $17,000,
officers guaranteed fund $2,000, leaving a balance carried forward of
The net profits were nearly $50,000 in excess of those for the
!ast year, and over 15 per cent, of the bank's capital. The assets
imount to $28,471,056, while current loans and discounts totalled
$19,385,447. The bearing interest deposits totalled $14,553,536, and
the non-bearing interest deposits $4,956,461. The paid-up capital is
£3,000,000, ancl the reserve fund $2,400,000.
Commenting on the pulpwood and lumber industry the report says
that the wise action of the provincial govevrnment in increasing the
stumpage dues on wood cut on government land, together with the
prohibition of the export of pulpwood and manufactured lumber from
>own lands has had a tendency, temporarily, to check that branch of
jusiness, but has resulted in the establishment of pulp mills, which will
.indoubtedly be followed, in time, by that of new paper mills ancl the
.nlargement of those already operating, thereby giving increased employment to our own people and converting our forests into their most
/aluable product.
The annual statement indicates that very satisfactory progress has
jeen made by the Eastern Townships Bank, and reflects credit upon
the management.
The annual statement of the Canadian Bank of Commerce for
die fiscal year ended November 30th shows earnings of $2,305,409
is compared with $1,838,065 earned in 1910, the best record in the
,iistory of the bank. Earnings on the paid-up capital with 18.38 per
cent, last year, 15.10 per cent, in 1909, 16.27 per cent, in 1908, and
.17.52 per cent, in 1907. The bank has taken into its assets $250,000
from over-appropriations in connection with assets since realized,
which is in addition to a sum of $350,000 from the same source appearing in the statement of May 31st last. The bank within the last year
has thus been able to add to its resources a sum ot half a million
recovered from its reserve for bad or doubtful accounts.
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Business Phone 1804
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721 Yates St. Phone 730
Royal Bank Chambers
Vidoria, B. C.
Thomas Hooper
522 Winch Building
Vancouver, B. C.
List Your  Properties with   Us
Stuart & Reeves
Members Victoria Real Estate Exchange
Cor. Fort & Douglas Sts.,   Victoria
Telephone 2612      P. O. Box 1519
Clover Hill
All Good High Lots-The
best buy in the City for a
Home.   Prices, $500 to $900
Terms: IO per cent Cash and io per cent Quarterly
Green & Burdick Bros.
Phone 1518
Cor. Broughton & Langley St.
Half Acres
in the Fairfield Estate, suitable for
subdivision, $2100 to
uarter Acres
in Alexandra
$1050 to $1250
Pemberton & Son
We desire to announce that we have opened offices in Rooms
304 and 305 Bailey Building, Handling, Seattle, Wash., handling
Stocks, Bonds, Grain and Cotton, strictly on a Commission Basis,
in the various markets of the world. Mr. Carl L. Miller, who has
long been connected with important brokerage f.rms in the west,
will be in charge.
We are members of the Chicago Board of Trade. Our
Eastern correspondents are S. B. Chapin & Co.. and Logan &
Bryan, of Chicago and New York, members of all Exchanges.
Private leased wire connections enable quick dispatch in handling
all business intrusted to us for execution.
Having carried on a successful brokerage business in Victoria,
B.C., for the past io years, we refer you to any bank, firm or
individual of that city as to our standing and integrity.
Frank  W.  Stevenson
Walter   H.   Murphey
Seattle, March 6, 1911.
Work  Guaranteed Estimate!  Free
Phone Faog
John P. Morris
General Contractor
Foundations, Floors, Walks, all
kinds of Plain and Ornamental
Cement Work
Phoenix Street,      Victoria W.
P. O. Box 417
Blue Printing
Surveyors'  Instruments and
Drawing  Office  Supplies
Electric Blue Print & Map
1218 Langley Street, Victoria, B. C. ■tbe'week; Saturday; january-6, 1912
;  ;   Here is some advice from James B. Clews, of Henry Clews &
The first thing to bc considered is safeguarding one's principal.
Remember that principal comes first and that everything else is
of a secondary nature.
It is said that when nothing is risked nothing is gained; nevertheless.
A doubtful bond for investment is a source of worry ancl annoyance and often begets loss.
Never leave a bad bond to your heirs lest they question your
judgment;. • ' .
Do'not expect to find an absolute safe bond paying an excessive
rate of interest, for the two do not go hand in hand'.
In making investments high grade means low rate, and low grade
'means high rate, but the terms are not synonymous.
I      It is better to be satisfied with a moderate income than to jeopardize your principal.
A company is only as strong as its weakest mortgage.
A junior mortgage of a strong company is often better than a first
imortgage of a weak company.
;       It is a bad proposition to be tied up with a security which cannot
be readily marketed: therefore
A bond tliat is listed on a representative exchange possesses
market advantages over one that is not listed: besides
A listed bond is a ready collateral in making loans; whereas
An unlisted security is not always accepted by banks.
Attempting to average on a bad bond is usually throwing good
money after bad.
■    On the principle that putting all one's eggs in one basket is
considered risky.
It is a good rule for an investor to scatter his risks.
Four per cent, is the recognized ideal standard of income the
world over.
Remember that the further one gets away from 4 per cent, the
greater the proportionate risk.
A good railroad bond is more desirable than a real estate mortgage
owing to its marketability and its ready use as a collateral.
Tlie market offers as good opportunities for the small investor
as for the large one.
A company that earns double its fixed charges is a strong company
British Columbia Agricultural Association
Year 1911
.  .      RECEIPTS
January I, 1911, Cash on hand $      6 40
B. C. Elec. Ry. Co., Ltd., 1910...$ 250 00
City of Victoria,  1910     80643
Provincial Gov't Grant, 1911  5000 00
City of Victoria Grant, 1911  5000 00
B. C. Breeders' Association     246 00
B. C. Dairymen's Association...    192 50  .
•.Saskatchewan'Flour Mills      1000
Ogilvie Floor Mills Co:, Ltd....     25 00
Lake of*the Woods Milling Co..     25 00
Vancouver Milling Co       1500
 $11569 93
Concessions and Rent  $424700
 $ 4247 00
Advertising   $ 722 25
 $ n* 25
Gates, Etc.—
Gate Receipts   $7501 35
Members' Tickets        578 00
Attendants'  Tickets        142 00
Grand Stand       923 75
Horse  Show      1632 50
Entry  Fees    ;   1047 95
Race Entries   1370 50
 $13196" 05
Sundries          171 35
Victoria Country Club (Repairs)       952 28
Dr. Balance        784 92
$31650 19
Examined and found correct,
(Signed)       J.' G. ELLIOTT,
Accounts outstanding for 1910 paid as follows:—
Michigan Puget Sound Lbr. Co..$$ 246 12
O. Johnson         2 00
J. Wilkerson           1 00
C. Law      56 00
Colonist Printing & Pub. Co     318 90
Hinton Electric Co     432 58
B. C. Electric Ry. Co     699 45
 $ 1756 OS
Prizes   $ 9972 30
Sports and Attractions-
Races   $6435 15 *.'
Rough Riding       479 15
Music       900 00
 $ 7814 30
Printing Prize Lists, Catalogues, etc $ 1160 80
Office Expenses, Salaries, Rent, Phone..    2439 40
Lighting     137565
Maintenance and Repairs—
Labor    $1053 37
Material     2262 01
 $ 3315 38
Gates and Attendants, Labor...       508 00
Decorating      591 80
Insurance           33 70
Firemen and Fuel         108 00
Judges' Salaries, Postage, Hauling, etc...$ 1287 43
New Tents, etc      684 10
$31650 19
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Forbes Robertson Shows
j Acme of Art
Gives Passing of Third Floor Back"--Wonderful Interpretat-
' ion is Presented of the English Play written
\ by Jerome K. Jerome
I Christmas day found Forbes-Rob-
cjrtson telling a simple and impressive
little story of Christ to tense audiences in the Cort Theatre. Nothing
could have been more appropriate to
the spirit and sentiment of the day
than "The Passing of the Third Floor
Back," Jerome K. Jerome's symbolic
It is a full quarter of a century
since last Forbes-Robertson confronted a San Francisco audience. Then
it was with Mary Anderson that he
came here, a young actor whose mark
already had been made and who gave
promise of a brilliant future. That
promise has been fulfilled, for now
Forbes-Robertson is recognized as
the foremost actor on the English
stage. On him has fallen the mantle
left by Irving.
The audience that welcomed
Forbes-Robertson back to San Francisco last night was surprisingly large
in view of the holiday, and it was
genuinely enthusiastic in its approval
of the play and of the performers.
Not only Forbes-Robertson, but every
member of the company seemed to
exert an extra effort to make the
evening performance striking, and
they succeeded. Altogether it was a
performance even more perfect and
more appealing than that given a few
nights ago in Oakland, when the play
was reviewed in "The Examiner."
It was curious to find in the Cort
Theatre an audience so tense and attentive to the inspiring little drama.
"The Passing of the Third Floor
Back" is not an exciting play. It
cannot even be called a great play.
Occasionally the symbolism by which
Mr. Jerome expresses himself is an-
noyingly obvious. But underlying thc
crisp dialogue—dialogue, by the way,
which has a crispness and sparkle as
brilliant as the chatter of a Chambers novel—and the theatric use of
coloured lights, there is the powerful
appeal of an intensely'sincere human
The play itself exploits the spiritual
sentiment that above all days is attached to Christmas day. It is deeply
and movingly religious, but religious
in a most human and simple way.
The humanity and simplicity of it
makes its appeal almost elemental.
The sincerity of it is inescapable, and
the lesson or moral is calculated to
penetrate the most callous cuticle.
* *   *
The greater part of the charm of
the play emanates directly from the
alluring personality of Forbes-Robertson. This actor, in his own person, constitutes an invocation to admiration. In these days, when the
stage is cluttered with primped and
painted and posing stars, it is a joy
and a grateful relief to encounter an
actor armoured in simplicity. Forbes-
Robertson scorns the froth and (lash
of fustian. His art is unpainted and
imposed, and his voice is a veritable
solace. You have never heard over
the footlights a voice that gives more
satisfaction. To hear it lend a mellow sweetness to the lines is alone
worth a journey to thc Cort.
After four years of almost continuous appearance in "The Passing
of the Third Floor Back," it would
be natural to expect that Forbes-
Robertson had become afflicted with
"long run" mechanicalism. Such,
however, is far from being the case.
He is not stereotyped. There cannot have been more freshness and
vigour in his first performances of
Jerome's play than there was in his
ardent interpretation of it last night.
* *   *
An all-English company is associated with Forbes-Robertson in "The
Passing of the Third Floor Back."
Individually its members are unusually well adapted to their roles; collec-
' tively they give a performance as cohesive and coherent as could be desired. The result is that every
thread in the web of the illusion is
perfect. There is no jarring or discordant note.
Plays such as "The Passing of the
Third Floor Back," when conceived
and interpreted in sincerity, are powerfully impressive. This particular
play is one of an entirely new type
that has made its way onto the stage
in the last few years. This type of
drama, exploiting earnestly the spiritual element in life, recalls the ancient
morality play. Recently they have
become increasingly numerous and
the success which has attended them
indicates a certain definite tendency
toward a divorce from the exploitation of opposite themes in the
The theatre caters ir. many forms
to the imagined needs and cravings
of the tired business man, but the
plays which bring Christ to his elbow
in the theatre in an understandable
and sympathetic way are rare. "The
Passing of the Third Floor Back" is
one of these. That it has been a fortune-making success to Forbes-Robertson through four seasons surely indicates that the tired buisness man is
not such an unmitigated chorusgirl-
vvorshipping drug upon the dramatic
market as he is painted.—San Francisco Examiner, Dec. 26.
Character by Handwriting
The Editor of The Week wishes
to call special attention to this Department, which is conducted by an
English gentleman, a 'Varsity man of
high attainments. Character reading
from hand-writing is a scientific
study, entirely devoid of charlatanism
and is possibly the most reliable index of all, because hand-writing records the development of character,
and its index is not confined to natural traits. It is an interesting
study, not merely in enabling us to
see ourselves as others see us, but
may be turned to important account
in submitting the hand-writing of persons with whom we have business relations. Indeed, viewed in this aspect,
it is only a reasonable precaution to
learn all that the chirographist can
tell us. Before deciding to institute
this Department the Editor of The
Week imposed the severest tests, submitting the hand-writing of well-
known persons entirely unknown to
the gentleman conducting this Department, who is a stranger to Victoria and a recent arrival. He is prepared to guarantee absolute accuracy
and hopes that the readers of The
Week will avail themselves of what
is a genuine privilege.
1. All persons wishing to consult
"Tau" must enclose a specimen of
hand-writing, consisting of about four
lines, written on unruled paper. It
may be signed vvith their own name
or not, but there must be an initial
or nom-de-plume to identify the
answer, which will appear in the next
issue of The Week.
2. Each specimen of hand-writing
must be accompanied by a P. 0. for
50 cents. Stamps will not be accepted, and the outside of the envelope should be indited "Hand-writing."   Absolute privacy is guaranteed.
LEONARD—-You are capable, businesslike, with a fair amount of energy, Cautious
rather titan impulsive. You have a nice and
discriminating taste in dress and design. You
arc neither ardent nor enthusiastic, nor are
you deeply affectionate by nature. You are
candid, truthful and straightforward, yet with
plenty of tact aud a good deal of finesse.
Scientific sense and feeling is indicated, and
also a strong sense of order and method.
Jealousy is not a strong point, hut you arc
just in your decisions and charitable to others.
A high sense of honour and a diffidence about
your own powers is very perceptible. Willpower is not very strong, you havc a high
moral sense and you are fond of flowers anil
KNOW THYSELF—So you ask me for "a
perfectly candid verdict." I observe the following traits in your character: "Complex"
will best describe you, I think. You arc
diffident  and  retiring  yet   energetic   and   en
thusiastic. Very careful in what you do,
striving towards perfection and accuracy.
.Your temper is erratic and you are apt to
lie jealous. You are not always absolutely
straightforward, you plan and scheme, and
you will probably be successful as a business
man. You have common sense and a head
lor figures. Artistic feeling is rather poor,
yet you can appreciate thc work of others.
Careful with money you dislike waste of any
sort. You readily make allowances for others
and you are capable of self-sacrifice. Moral
sense is fairly good. Rather credulous, at
times you may he inclined to speculate unwisely.
L. A.—Artistic by nature you should draw
or paint well; this gift you should cultivate
more assiduously. Energy is fair but you
have but little ambition. Neatness is not
your strong point, you are inclined to bc untidy. Moral sense is fair but you must beware of insincerity. Capable of deep affection
to one or two, you are rather reserved otherwise. A slight tendency to jealousy is shown,
hut you are bright and cheerful and have a
keen sense of humour with plenty of imagination. You are not very sanguine and your
temper is more morose than violent, I should
describe it on the whole as good. Justice
is weak, so too are your mathematical powers.
Vou possess common sense, and your taste
in dress is good, you are fond of country
life, and you prefer the country to the town.
B. W.—As you gave me no nom-de-plume
these are your initials. Thank you for your
suggestion; the words "Sibyl" and "Sphinx"
arc, however, distinctly feminine and I am a
mere male*; how would "Merlin" suit you?
and do you not sarcastically under-rate your
abilities? Now as to your character; a strong
artistic taste is shown but not much executive ability, what you have being musical.
Refined literary taste and good mathematical
abilities. Y'ou have a good deal of energy,
ambition, and a keen and refined sense of
Humour. You value the approbation of other
people and you are inclined to be too self-
conscious. Straightforward and candid, you
are sometimes a little tactless. Pond of social
life and having many friends you are bright,
cheerful, and gay. You have both imagination and originality, you can organise and
you arc methodical. Capable of violent affection you are charitable and do a good deal
for others. Temper is strong aud passionate
but you control it well. Y'ou havc a strong
will but you are amenable to reason. A fair
sense of justice.
KAPPA—As to Reliability, Conscientiousness, and Fidelity iu this character, I have
the following to note:—Distinctly a reliable
person; loyal to bis friends, party, nation, or
employer, and therefor can be considered
faithful. Moral sense being good, leads me
to deduce the presence of conscientiousness.
Music Firm's Centenary
To commemorate the centenary of
the foundation of Novello's, the well-
known music publishing linn, a banquet was given to the partners al
De Keyser's Hotel during- the lirst
week of thc current month, under the
chairmanship of Alderman Sir T.
Vezcy Strong. Many of the leading
English composers and musicians
were present.
An interesting letter, written tu Mr.
Novello hy Mendelssohn from Leipzig on Nov. 18, 1837, was read. In it
Mendelssohn referred to the su.cess
of Mr. Novello's sister in that city,
and asked:—
"How is music going on in England? Or have you no time now to
think of anything else but the Guildhall puddings and pies and the two
hundred pineapples which the Queen
ate there—as the French paper has
M. P.'s Protest
One hundred M. P.'s of all parties
already have signed thc following declaration of protest:—
"We, who have voted for women's
suffrage in the House of Commons,
record our protest against thc campaign of organised rowdyism which
is being carried on by certain advocates of women's suffrage. We condemn this conduct as a degradation
of  public  life.
"If persisted iu it must make the
organisation of an effective platform
campaign in favour of women's suffrage difficult, if not impossible; and
it gravely imperils the Parliamentary
prospects of women's suffrage in the
coming  Session."
For Alderman
To the Electors of Ward 3:
Ladies and Gentlemen,—1 beg to
announce that I am a candidate for
re-election. Trusting my efforts in the
past havc met with your approval,
and that I may havc your support at
thc polls,
Yours respectfully,
For Mayor
asks for the support of the
Citizens of Victoria in his
candidature for the Mayoralty. If elected, he will use
every endeavour to secure a
peaceful administration of
civic affairs, and to institute
such practical measures as
will insure sound, economical
and progressive development
For Alderman
To the Electors of Ward No. 2::
Ladies and Gentlemen,—In offering
'myself for election as your representative in the approaching civic election, I beg to give my every assurance that thc interests of Ward No. 2
will receive my best attention. If
elected, I will use every endeavour
Ito further such interests, having due
regard to the betterment both of the
Ward and of the city at large.
For Alderman
To the Electors of Ward No. 5:
Ladies and Gentlemen,—I beg to
announce myself as a candidate for
re-election at the forthcoming Municipal Elections and respectfully solicit
your votes and influence. If I am
successful I will endeavour to do my
duty both by the Ward  and by the
For Alderman
To the Electors of Ward No. 2:
I beg to announce myself as a candidate for re-election as representative of Ward No. 2 at the forthcoming election. 1 wish to assure the
Electors of this Ward that 1 will
spare no effort to further their interests in the event of my re-election.
For Alderman
R. BEARD, the Progressive Citizen's
Candidate for
Ward 1
For Alderman
To the Electors of Ward No. 5:
Having been requested by a large
number of the Electors of Ward No.
5 to stand for Alderman at the ensuing Civic Election, 1 beg to announce that 1 am a candidate. I beg
to solicit the votes and influence of
the Electors of this Ward and to
assure them that the needs and requirements of the Wa.d will meet
with every attention on my part if
I  am elected.
For Alderman
To the Electors of Ward No. 3:
Ladies and Gentlemen,—A large
number of the Electors of Ward No.
3 have asked me to stand for re-election. I therefore offer myself as a
candidate at the forthcoming election
and beg to solicit your votes and influence on my behalf.
For Alderman
To the Electors of Ward 4:
Ladies and Gentlemen,—Having
been requested by a number of electees to allow my name to bc put in
nomination as a candidate for Alderman in Ward 4, 1 beg to announce
that I have decided to stand for election and respectfully solicit your support and influence,
Sincerely yours,
NAPIER—At St. Joseph's Hospital, Victoria,
on the 3rd inst., Margaret Paxton Young,
aged (.'. late of Edinboro, Scotland, widow
of the late John Mutter Napier. Funeral
private.    No flowers.
Good, Rich
Blood Keeps the
Body Warm
—and means "good health." All
those who feel at all "run down"
or lack energy, should at once
strengthen their systems by a
reliable tonic. Bowes' Beef,
Iron and Wine will quickly invigorate and give you renewed
For depression, weakness, brain
fag, it has no equal. Perfectly
palatable and causes no stomach
disturbances. At this store
only.     Price   $t.oo   per   bottle.
Cyrus H. Bowes
1228 Government Street
Tels. 425 and 450
ft UP floTEl
Chas. Pemy, Mm
Just Arrived
A fine   line  of  Ladies'  Silk
Waist  Patterns,   Fancy  Silk
Scarfs, Shaws, etc., which
we have marked at
bargain prices.
So Kee & Co.
1029 Cook St. Cor. Cook & Fort
Save Money on
Your Xmas Gifts
Two Minatures   made   Free  with
every locket.     Full line of Watches,
Chains, Diamonds, etc.    Gold Nugget Jewelry a specialty.
H. Greensfelder, Jeweler
547 Johnson Street
Mrs. D. B. McLaren
Teacher of Singing and
Voice Production
Terms on Application    Phone X2308
P. 0. Box 44Q
" Windowphanie"
Ma..cs Stained  Glass out of Plain Glass
Has Removed to 721 Courtney Street
Opposite Alexandra Clnb Telephone 1148
District of Sayward
[AKE notice that Prank II. Sagor of Victoria, occupation Labourer, intends to applv
fur permission to purchase the following described lands!—Commencing at a post planted
at the north-cast corner of Section 23, on
Corne Harbour, Cortes [sland, Sayward District, H. C., _ thence 40 chains soutii;
thence 40 ehains west; thence 40 chains
north; Ihence 40 ehains cast to point of
commencement, containing 160 acres, more
ot   less.
Dated   61I1   December,   ion.
dec. 30 mch 3 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1912
Dominion and Provincial
Bringing Potatoes From the
Old Land
On account of unprccdcnt?d shortage in Canadian potato crop several
Ottawa wholesalers of Irish stuff are
making arrangements to import. potatoes from England and the Emerald Isle. In Ottawa potatoes range
in price from $1.40 to $1.60 for a
bag of 90 pounds' weight. At this
season last year prices ranged from
$1 to $1.10. Ottawa wholesale
merchants report that there is little
probability of drop in the prices at
any rate before spring. Although
New Brunswick crop is said to be
lighter than usual that province and
little Prince Edward Island are now
supplying all demands of Eastern Canadian market with the exception of
Simcoe district of Ontario, where the
crop does not fall so far below normal as in other parts of the province.
Railway is Now at Fort Steele
Saturday, Dec. 23, was a red letter
day for the town of Fort Steele, the
rails of the Kootenay Central having
reached and passed nortli of the
town on that day. The engine was
No. 1403 in charge of Engineer William Neill.
The operation of the track laying
machine brought down to the grade
or to the banks of the river almost
the whole town—men, women and
children—to most of whom the
working of such a machine was not
only something new but a source of
greatest wonder. The track laying
gang had passed the bridge end by
11 o'clock and the grade being clear
ahead they were soon out of sight.
They will complete about two miles
1 north of the town at present so that
as soon as thc weather will permil
the steam shovels may be able to get
to work.
Penitentiary Report
The annual report of the Inspector
of Penitentiaries for the last fiscal
year, which has just been issued,
shows that the average daily population of the Canadian penitentiaries
for the year was 1P34, an increase of
ten over the previous year and of
401 as compared with Jialf a decade
ago. Canadian born inma.tes of the
penitentiaries numbered 1,004, while
198 were born in England. 54 in Ireland, 45 in Scotland, 12 in Newfoundland and 13 in other British countries,
making a total of 1,326 British born
criminals. Thc United States heads
the list of foreign born inmates with
229, other countries coming in the
following order: Italy 94. Austria
Hungary 61, Russia 41, France 20,
Germany 18, China 13, other foreign
countries 63.
Deer Doing Well
Reports from Queen Charlotte
Islands show that the experiment
made by the Provincial Government
of stocking the islands with deer
promises to meet with success. Of
the lirst consignment of fifteen taken
over under the superintendence of
Mr. Bryan Williams last year, one
jumped overboard from the boat and
one died after landing, but the remaining 13 arc alive and doing well.
A further consignment of six has'recently been sent from Prince Rupert
and this is all the government intends sending over for the present,
the provincial game warden being of
the opinion that this will be sufficient.
A Garnet Deposit
A garnet deposit of exceptional
possibilities has been discovered on
an island situated in St. Michael's
Bay, Southern Labrador, about thirty-
five miles north of Belle Isle in the
straits. This garnet has been tested
superior for that purpose to any
found elsewhere. It is also thought
that slabs of any size and thickness
can be cut and polished. If so, it
will be interesting to building trades,
as they would be exceedingly handsome, durable, attractive and new for
both   inside  and   outside   ornamental
work. Shipping facilities are excellent, the water being deep, and there
is perfect security for the largest
New Vancouver Theatre
As soon as a site can he secured a
theatre with a seating capacity of
2,500, to cost a quarter of a million
dollars, will be built in Vancouver,
according to Mr. L. Richmond, Jr.,
who is in Vancouver representing
New York capitalists. Mr. Richards
is looking for such a site, preferably
one near Granville Street, though not
on the main thoroughfare. The
building will be fireproof and construction will he begun immediately
on the acquisition of the site. The
proposed theatre will bc opened at
Ihe beginning of next season. Mr.
Richards describes Vancouver as being one cf the best show towns in
the West.
Kettle Valley Railway
Of considerable interest to British
Columbians is the announcement that
the Kettle Valley Railway is being
constructed at a great rate, as by thc
operation of freight into the Okanagan country will be greatly facilitated and the fame of that gloriously
fertile region of British Columbia immeasurably quickened. Thirty miles
of the road at Merritt end have now
been completed and it is expected
that the entire road will be an operation by the middle of 1913*—Vancouver  Province.
A New Line of Steamers
A new line of steamers from Vancouver across thc Pacific to Australia
and China, independent of another
line of steamers to carry all Saskatchewan and Alberta grain along its
lines through Vancouver and then in
its vessels through the Panama Canal,
together with the positive announcement that within the next 18 mouths
transcontinental trains will he running from Montreal to Vancouver—
such is the news that comes from no
less an authority than Sir Donald
Mann, of the Canadian Northern
Penticton-Carmi Road
At its last meeting the Penticton
Board of Trade passed strong resolutions requesting the provincial government to undertake the early construction of the Penticton-Carmi
wagon road. A similar resolution
will be submitted to the meeting of
the Associated Boards of Trade of
the Okanagan Valley, which will meet
in Penticton early in January. It is
pointed out that aside from its being an advantage to the immediate
district it could be utilized as a part
of tiie trans-provincial highway.
"The Vernon News"
Of all the Christmas Exchanges
which have reached Thc Week's reviewing desk this festive season, not
one can compare with "The Vernon
Xews." In addition to the regular
paper, which is full of live news, as
it always is, there is a special coloured supplement containing Christmas stories and articles of real interest. "The Vernon News" is to be
congratulated on its success.
Kelowna Customs Port
On order iu council has been passed
establishing new customs ports from
Jan. 1 at Minnedosa, Man., under thc
survey of the port of Portage la
Prairie; Kelowna, B.C., under thc
survey of the port of Revelstoke, aifd
40-Mile, Y.T,, under the survey of the
port of Dawson.
Mongolian Pheasants
Mr. A. Bryan Williams, provincial
game warden, states that the Mongolian pheasants introduced in British
Columbia a year ago have bred well,
and a number wcre shot by sportsmen this fall. This pheasant is considered the most beautiful of the
Military Uniforms
The minister of militia is putting
into effect the new rule with regard
to the selection of uniforms for thc
militia. Under thc old system, the
eloth for uniforms was purchased
without any stipulation as to colour
standards, the result being that different regiments wore varied hues of
red or of green and this has caused
comment on review days. Hereafter
the cloth will be manufactured in
Canada specially for the militia, under supervision of a textile expert.
The   Government  Telegraph
The annual report of the government telegraph service states that
there are now in operation in various
parts of the Dominion 8,150^1 miles
of government-owned and operated
wires and .2561/ miles of cables.
These wires, some of whicii are
double lines cover 7,700 miles of
ground. The expenditure for the
system during thc year has been
$432,970.40 while the revenue has been
A Great Rush to Canada in 1912
A. D. McRae, of thc Canadian Northern railway says that from advices
received by his company's land department he believes that four hundred thousand new people will settle
in Canada in 1912. Mr. Rae declares
that wheat crop and excellent lumber trade and general conditions convince leading Canadian bankers that
the country is 011 the threshold of
banner year of prosperity and expansion.
Stampede lo Head Of 60-Mile River
There is a stampede to the head
of Sixty-Mile River, as thc result of
a rich gold strike there. Many old
prospectors have started over the 130-
Mile trail to thc new strike, which
is twenty miles from the Alaskan
The Week accepts no responsibility for
tlie views expressed by its correspondents.
Communication! 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.
Koksilah,  B.C.,
Jan. .3.  1912.
Editor The Week:
As you may remember I published
a Coronation liymp in June of last
year with a promise that any profits
arising therefrom, should be devoted
to local hospitals. A very large
number of copies were circulated as
you know (in the Government Souvenir and the Kamloops Souvenir,
etc., but tiie majority of these were
not paid copies.
I have at last managed to get together most of the moneys due and
find that after paying Mr. Cusack's
printing bill of $119.30, I havc nearly
$40 in hand. I am sending $15 to the
Jubilee Hospital, $15 to the Anti-
Tuberculosis Hospital, ancl $10 to the
Duncans  Convalescent  Home.
I am very much ashamed of the
paltry sums and would gladly nol
mention them had 1 not promised to
account for my profits.
Yours truly,
To the Electors of Ward 1:
In response to a requisition numerously
signed liy the Hectors of Ward 1, I have
decided to offer myself for the position of
Alderman for Ward 1. If elected, my policy
will he. one of progress, and at the same
lime safeguard the interests of the city iu
every regard. I am in favour of the Snoke
Water Scheme, and will work to have the
Sooke water delivered in Vietoria at the
earliest possible date. I am also in favour
of municipal ownership of all public utilities.
I am in favour of thc Greater Victoria
Scheme, if properly worked out, so that every
interest will lie considered. I am of lhe
opinion tbat Ihe Public Works Department
of our City stands in need of reorganization,
as wc are not gelling value for thc money
spent. I am in favour of the day labour
system ou city works as far as possible. If
elected my endeavour will be to promote tbe
Interests of Victoria, and will work to build
up and clean up the'city, as wc have in
Victoria the best residential and commercial
centre  in  Canada.
Respectfully   yours,
The British Columbia Old Country
Public School Boys' Association
President—15. E. Pooley (Bedford Grammar School)
Hon. Secretary—A. R. Sherwood (Dulwich Coll.), Northern Crown Bank lildg.
P. O. Pox 812, Victoria,
Dec.   29th,   1911.
The Annual Dinner will be held in Victoria on Saturday, 13th
January, 1912, at the Empress Hotel at 7.30 p.m.
Tickets, $2.50, can be had from any member of the Council or
from the Secretary.
An adjourned General Meeting will be held at the Board of
Trade Rooms, Bastion Street, on January ISth, 1912. at 5 p.m.
C. E. Pooley (Bedford Grammar School)
E. G.  Prior (Leeds Grammar School)
Clive  Phillips-Wolley  (Rossall  School)
W. K. Scott (Gigglcswick School)
II. A. Bromley (Eton College)
B.  II.  Tyrwhitt  Drake   (Charterhouse)
M. Cane (Eton College)
R. H. Pooley (Bradficld College)
W. Blakemore (Wolverhampton School)
A. W. Jones (The Edinburgh Academy)
G. A. Kirk (H.M.S. Britannia)
Dr. E. Hasell (Harrow School)
T, J. Shallcross (Reading School)
G. Sheldon-Williams (St. Paul's School)
II. Sheridan Bickers I (Malvern College)
I.indley Crease (Haileybury College)
C. St.  Barbe (Sherborne School)
Col. J. Eardley-Wilmot  (Wellington College)
Intending members are requested to communicate with A. R.
Sherwood, Northern Crown Bank Building, Victoria, B.C.
Every Woman Will Eventually
Vote for GOLD DUST
Every woman in this broad land should have her rights
—should do less work—should use more GOLD DUST.
The woman who now uses GOLD DUST perhaps
limits its use to one or two things—washing dishes or
cleaning floors. She should extend its aid to every form
of household cleaning. (See package for the hundred and
one things it's good for.)
The woman who doesn't use GOLD DUST is in a sad
way. She is doing more work, and making it harder far,
than is necessary. GOLD DUST will relieve her of all
the hard part of rubbing and scrubbing because it will do
that part of the task itself, and leave her time for other of
her manifold duties.
Buy   a package   of
GOLD   DUST   today,      «*   _IiSMU^J   >
and   learn   why   every       wKFfM"=:=::^m^____W'^\^
woman   will   eventually /^B ^ -~^^\l_~__Ww\ )
a   1 a V&hW****-, ~_ ^} ^.SlWtry '.
vote for it.
GOLD DUST is sold in
Wo size and large packages. The large package
offers greater economy.
do sour work"
Made by THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY,   -   -
Makers of FAIRY SOAP, the oval cake.
Pocket Diaries
In all shapes and sizes, from 20 cents
to $3.50 each, at
Victoria Book & Stationer)/
Company. Limited
1004 Government St., late Waitt's Music Store
1216 Douglas Street, opposite
Sayward Blk.
Railway Wages Raised
At a meeting in Shrewsbury, on
Tuesday, December 5th, of the Conciliation Board of the Great Western
and London ancl Nortb-Western Joint
Railways, concessions wcre agreed
upon by which some 1,500 men will
get  either  reduced  hours  or  higher
wages, or both. The staffs affected
include those at Birkenhead, Chester, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Ludlow,
Wellington, and many other stations.
It is estimated that wdien the scheme
conies into full operation it will cost
the joint companies a further £4,000
a   year. THE WEiSkV SATURDAY, JANUARYS,' 1912
Northern Anthracite Collieries
Skcctch Map
Coal Licenses
Bearskin Bay. Q.C.I.
Capital ■ ■ $1,500,000
Divided into $1,500,000 Shares, $1.00 each
President      T. S. Gore, Capitalist
Vice-President  J. C. Keith
Directors A. Scot Innis, A. E. Hepburn, Christian F. J. Galloway
Solicitors  Burns & Walkem
Consulting Engineers A. E. Hepburn, Christian F. J. Galloway
Chartered Accountants  Kenah & Nesbit, Vancouver and London, Eng.
Secretary  F. H. Hepburn, 317 Winch Building
D. R. Young has contracted for purchase of
two blocks of shares of 100,000 each, and
are being sold by A. E. Kealy for purchaser
The entire proceeds of which are to be
used for development purposes jonly
Latest Information from Queen Charlotte by wireless is to the
effect that the diamond drill is already down over '500 feet
a|nd making fifteen feet each day, in coal formation,
and is expected to cut through seam of coal at   any   hour
Stock Now Advanced to 25 cents per share and will surely advance
to 50 cents per share as soon as the COAL SEAM is cut by the drill
Get In Now, Don't Wait until Too Late-Opportunity Only Knocks Onee
H. J. HEAL, Victoria, Agent for Arnold E. Kealy, Vancouver, B. C.
I hereby request you to obtain for me shares in the  NORTHERN  ANTHRACITE   COLLIERIES,  LIMITED,  of  par  value  of  $i.oo
each at the net price to me of 15c per share, and I now hand you the sum of $ , being the first payment of five cents per share now applied
for; the balance I agree to pay as follows: Five cents on each share in thirty days from date hereof; five cents on each share in sixty dayS from date hereof;
being payment in full, and I hereby agree to accept the said shares or any less number of shares that may be allotted to me, and also pay for same; and I
hereby authorize you to obtain registration of me as the holder of the shares so obtained for me.
This application  is made by me subject to  (50,000)  shares being subscribed for and purchased.
A. E. KEALY, Office: 506fPacific^Bldg^744 Hastings St. W., Vancouver
H. X BEE, 125 Pembe^
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Coupon No. 4
We hail Father Christmas today,
Who has always a glorious way,
Of distributing toys,
To good little boys
No. of M. Order	
Mishap to the Mauretania
Owing to the strong tide-and wind
the anchor chain of the Cunard liner
Mauretania, berthed in the Mersey,
broke late on Wednesday night, December 6th, and the huge vessel drifted up river for a mile or so, narrowly
missing several vessels in her erratic
There was considerable excitement,
and a tug hastened to assist, but
found that the weight of the liner was
too much for her, and there was every
danger of the towing-rope snapping.
A number of other tugs quickly arrived, and, attaching hawsers, steadied
the Mauretania, which, however, went
ashore near the Dingle, on a bottom
consisting of mud and sand. As the
tide was then falling, it was found
impossible  to  get  her  away.
Sir W. Grantham
Rarely has so representative a gathering paid a last tribute to the memory of a judge as that which assembled on Monday, December 4th,
in the Temple Church at the memorial service to the late Sir William
Fourteen judges were present, and
for over half an hour there was a
constant stream of benchers and barristers,   solicitors   and   law   students.
The brief service was conducted
by the Master of the Temple (Dr.
Woods). The anthem "Blest are the
departed" and the hymn "Now the
labourer's task is o'er" were sung,
and at the close the funeral march
was played.
The service synchronised with the
funeral at Barcombe, Sussex. The
coffin was conveyed on an open hearse
from the house in Eaton-square to
Victoria Station early in the afternoon, and wreaths had been sent in
such numbers that these were taken
to the station in a coach, which made
a number of special journeys for the
At the head of the coffin was placed
a wreath of laurels, tied with the
Union  Jack,  from  the  Westminster
Division of the National Reserve, inscribed: "To our comrade of fifty-
two years' service."
Death of Sir George Lewis
Sir George Lewis, the famous solicitor, died on Thursday morning, December 7th, at Portlandplace, at the
age of  seventy-eight.
No man of his time was the repository of so many secrets connected with distinguished families. But
he was the personification of discreetness, and was never known to
betray a confidence.
All documents connected with confidential cases he kept in a special
room, and some time ago he burnt
many of them.
He was practically the only solicitor who never kept a dairy. Secrets
which were entrusted to him were
locked up in his mind, and now that
he is dead those who trusted him
may rest assured that those secrets
have died with him.
Mr.  Bottomley
The Central News says an application in tlie Bankruptey Court for a
receiving order was granted against
Mr. Bottomley on his own petition.
In making the application, Mr. Bottomley said he had been harassed
by litigation arising out of affairs of
certain companies with which he was
connected several years ago. He
wished to protect his assets and put
an end to all pending litigation by
means of a receiving order with a
view to submitting a scheme for
payment of all just debts.
New Bishop
Canon James Denton Thompson
has been appointed Bishop of Sodor
and Man. The canon has been rector
of Birmingham since 1005, and is the
second clergyman in succession holding that position who has been elevated to the Episcopal Bench, Dr.
Diggle, his predecessor, having been
made Bishop of Carlisle in 1905.
Canon Thompson was born in 1856
at Liverpool.    He obtained his first
curacy at Didsbury, Manchester, at
the age of twenty-six. From there
he went to St. Saviour's, Liverpool,
and became Vicar of St. Leonard's,
Bootle, in 1889. Prior to his appointment to the rectory of Birmingham he was rector of North Meols,
Mr. Fred Terry's Illness
Mr. Fred Terry, who has been in
bad health since September, suffering
from nervous breakdown and slight
heart trouble, has had a relapse, and
is again confined to his room under
the care of a nurse.
A few weeks ago arrangement**,
were made for him to spend a few
weeks at Crowborough, but as he was
not strong enough to undertake the
journey these had to be cancelled.
Lincoln Headmaster
The Rev. Reginald Stewart Moxon,
of King's School, Canterbury, has
been appointed headmaster of Lincoln  Grammar  School.
The Value of the Sea
The value of sea-fish caught and
landed in Canada during the six
months ended September 30th last
was over $11,500,000.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Armoury, Fernie, B.C.," will be received at this
office until 4.00 p.m., on Wednesday, January
24,   1912, for the work mentioned.
Plans, specification and form of contract
can be seen and forms of tender obtained
at this Department on application to the Caretaker of Dominion Public Building, Fernie,
B.C., and at the office of Mr. Wm. Henderson, Resident Architect, Victoria, B.C.
Persons tendering are notified that tenders
will not be considered unless made on the
printed forms supplied, and signed with their
actual signatures, stating their occupations and
places of residence. In the case of firms, thc
actual signature, the nature of the occupation, and place of residence of each member
of the firm must be given.'
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable
to the order of the Honourable the Minister
of Public Works, equal to ten. per cent.
(10 p.c.) of the amount of the tender, which
will be forfeited, if the person tendering decline to enter into a contract when called
upon to do so, or fail to complete the work
contracted for. If the tender be not accepted
the cheque will be returned.
The Department does not bind itself to
accept the  lowest  or  any  tender.
By  order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, December 26,  1911.
Newspapers will not be paid for this advertisement if they insert it without authority
from the Department.
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that I. R. Carmichael Bamford, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation, dentist,
intend to apply for permission to prospect
for coal and petroleum on the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the south-east corner and marked R.
C. B. S.E. Cor., located about 20 chains
west .and 6 chains south of the south-east
corner of Lot 650, Renfrew District, and
also about one and three-fourths miles south
and two and a quarter miles west of mile
post 43 on the boundary line of the E. &
N. R.R. grant; thence north 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains; thence south 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains to point of commencement.
Located December oth,  ion.
Per D. J. O'Brien, Agent,
dec. 23 ' Jan. 20
District of  Renfrew
TAKE notice that I, D. J. O'Brien, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation cruiser, intend to
apply for permission to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the
north-west corner and marked D. J. O'B.
N.W. Cot., located about 20 chains west
and 6 chains south of the south-east corner
of Lot 650, Renfrew District, and also about
one and three-fourths miles south and two
and a quarter miles west of mile post 43 on
the boundary line of the E- & N. R. R.
grant; thence south 80 chains; thence east 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence west
80 chains to point of commencement.
Located December 9th,   1911.
dec. 23 Jan. 20
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that I, J. M. Linton, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation cruiser, intend to
apply for permission to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at
the north-east corner and marked J. M. L.
N. E. Cor., located about 20 chains west
and 6 chains south of the south-east corner
of Lot 650. Renfrew District, and also about
one and three-fourths miles south and two
and a quarter miles west of mile post 43 on
thc boundary line of the E. & N. R.R. grant;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence east
80 chains to point of commencement.
Located December 9th,  1911.
dcc. 23 jan. 20
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
established by notice bearing date June 30th,
■ 908, and published in the British Columbia
Gazette on July 2nd, 1908, over certain lands
in the Districts of Cariboo and Lillooet in
the vicinity of the 52nd parallel of North
latitude, is cancelled in so far as the same
relates to the lands surveyed as Sections 12,
13, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, and 36, Township 46, Lillooet District; Sections 4, 5, 6, 7,
8, ana g, Township 52, Liilooet District; Sections 1, 2, 4, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 26,
35, and 36, Township 54, Lillooet Districtc;
Sections 28, 20, 30, 31, 32, and 33, Township
84, Lillooet District;   Sections 25, 26, 27, 28,
_,, l,...a_a,a.a __.._,..._., »...™..j, ..u, .•/, *D,
■"J, 30, 31, 32, 33., 34, 35, and 36, Township
86, Lillooet District; Sections 34, 3; and 36,
Township 88, Lillooet District; Sections 1, 2,
3, 4, a, 10, 11, is, and 16, Township 47, Cariboo District; Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
15, 16, 17, 18, 21 and 22, Townsnip 49, Cariboo District; and Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8, 0, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. is, 16, 17, 18, 19.
20 and 21, Township 51, Cariboo District, and
Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, n, 12, 13,
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 18 and 20, Township 53,
Cariboo District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.
nth October, 1911.
oct. 14 jan. 13
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that Albert Edward Christie
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Banker, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted at the' north-west corner of Lot
140, Dean Channel, thence east twenty chains;
thence north ten chains more or less to the
south bank of the Salmon River; thence following the south bank of the Salmon River
in a south-westerly direction twenty chains
more or less, thence south to point of commencement, and containing ten acres more
or less.
Dated October 21st,  1911.
A. K. Stuart, Agent.
Young lady would like place as
lady help on lanch or farm, well
domesticated, musical, age 22;
also similar place for lady
ftiend. Write Miss C. Jessop,
White Hart Hotel, Margate,
Kent, England.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Petitions for Private Bills must be presented to
the Legislative Assembly not later than Monday, the 22nd day of January,  1912.
Private Bills must be presented and introduced to the House not later than the ist
day of February,  1912.
Private Bills must be reported to the House
by the Committee considering same not later
than the 8th day of February, 1912.
Dated this 8th day of December,  1911.
Clerk Legislative Assembly,
dec. 9 feb. 3
"WATER  ACT,   1909.'
THIS Ib TO CERTIFY that the Wellington Colliery Company, Limited, holder of
Water Licences Nos. 1019 and 1920, granted
by the Water Commissioner for the Victoria
Water District, for the diversion of 1,000
cubic feet per second of water from the
Puntledge River, a tributary of Courtenay
River, has submitted to the Lieutenant-
Governor in Council a map or plan of the
works by which it intends to divert the said
water and conduct it to the place where it
shall be used for generating electric power as
described in the said  Licences.
That the undertaking of the said Wellington Colliery Company, Limited, as set out
in the said plans is hereby approved, and
the said Company is hereby authorized to
construct and £xecute the following works in
accordance with the plans and specifications
submitted and filed in the office of the Chief
Water Commissioner at Victoria, viz.:—■
A. An impounding dam near the outlet of
Comox Lake.
B. Lowering  the   bed   of   Puntledge   River
and the hereinafter described diversion
dam to an increased depth of five feet
or less.
C. A   diversion   dam   on   Puntledge   River
about 2,800 feet below the impounding
dam above described.
D. The works necessary  for  tho transmis
sion of the power generated under the
above Licences on and in the. vicinity
of lands belonging to the said Company.
That the Company may exercise its powers
within the Comox and Nelson Land Districts.
That no capital be required beyond that
already subscribed and paid up.
That the works shall be begun on or
before the first day of May next, and shall
be completed and in actual operation on or
before the 31st December,   1913.
With the proviso that during the construction of the said works any engineer
appointed by the Minister of Lands for that
purpose shall have free access to all parts
of the works for the purpose of inspecting
the same and of ascertaining that the construction thereof it in accordance with the
plans and specifications' herein referred to,
and that the cost of such inspection shall be
paid by the Company.
Dated this 27th day of November, 1911.
Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council.
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserves
established over vacant Crown Lands in
Ranges 4 and 5, Coast District, by notice
bearing dates respectively of December 17th,
1908, May 5th, 1910, and May 25th, 1910,
which were published in the British Columbia
Gazette in the issues of December 17th, 1908,
May 12th, 1910, and May 26th, 1910, are cancelled in so far as the same relates to the
lands surveyed as Lots 387, 388, 533, 533, 534.
535, S3-S, 537. 538, 539, 540, 541, "■". ">;,
1113, 1114, 11 is, 1116, i'i7, K18,
1119, 1120, 1131, and 1122, all in Range 4,
Coast District; and Lots 4028, 4029, 4030,
4031, 3022A, 303O1 303,'A, 3043, 3»44> 359-fA,
4933, and 4934, all in Range 5, Coast District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.
nth October, 1911.
oct. 14 ian. 13
. NOTICE is hereby given that an application will be made to the Legislative Assembly
of the Province of British Columbia at its
next session for an Act granting to The Victoria Harbour Railway Company an extension
of time within -.which to commence and continuously and effectually proceed with the
construction of its railway, and also an extension of time within which to spend fifteen
per cent, of its authorised capital upon the
construction  of  its railway.
Dated at Victoria,  B. C, this 4th day of
December,   1911.
Solicitors for the Applicants.
District of Jordan River
TAKE notice that I, Netta B. Moore, of
Victoria, occupation Married Woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted sixty chains distant in a westerly
direction from the north-east corner of Lot 3,
Renfrew District, being Netta B. Moore, S. E.
Corner: thence north 40 chains: thence west
34 cnains; thence south 18.6 chains; thence
east 10 chains; thence south 21.4 chains;
thence east 24 chains to place of Commencement, and containing one hundred and fourteen and six-tenths acres, more or less.
Dated November 28th, toil
dec. 3
By William W. Steinmetz, Agent,
feb. 3
In the matter of an application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lots 1769 and 1799
and parts of Lots 1768 and 1800, Victoria
City, British Columbia.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the first publication  hereof to  issue a fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the  Certificate
of Title issued to William Brooke Naylor on
the 17th of July,   1890 and numbered 10180A
which has been destroyed.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victoria,
B.C., this  1st day of December,  A.D.   1911.
Registrar-General of Titles,
dec. 9 Jan. 6
District of Malahat
TAKE NOTICE that I, Frederick Ado!-
phus Futcher, of Victoria, B.C., occupation
Merchant, intends to apply for nermission to
purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at high water
mark on the north bank of Arbutus Creek at
its mouth, Saanich Arm, on Lot 120, Malahat
District; thence east ten chains; thence north
to low water mark; thence following low
water mark in a westerly and northerly direction to a point due east of the north-east
corner of Lot 120, Malahat District; thence
west to high water mark; thence in a southerly direction following high water mark to
point of commencement.
Dated November 2nd, ion.
Per William Meyerstein, Agent,
nov. 11 jan. 6
Range I
TAKE notice that Archibald Dunbar Taylor, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Barrister,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted on the east shore of Cardero Channel and about thirty chains north
of Henry Point; thence east 45 chains; thence
north 30 chains to the south-west corner of
Lot 91; thence north 40 chains along the line
of Limit 91 and thence west 45 chains more
or less to the shore of Cardero Channel;
thence south' along the shore of Cardero
Channel to point of commencement.
Dated November 17th,  1911.
Geo. Y. Hibberd, Agent,
dec. 2 jan. 27
The time for receiving tenders for the construction of a Jetty at mouth of the Fraser
River at Steveston,  B.C., is hereby extended
to Friday, January   ig,   igi2.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, December 20, 1911.
dec.  30 jan. 6
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that I, H. L. Bunnell, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Cruiser, intend
to apply for permission to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the folfowing described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the
south-west corner and marked H. L. B. S.W.
Cor., located about 20 chains west and 6
chains south of the south-east corner of Lot
650, Renfrew District, and also about one
and three-fourths miles south and two and
a quarter miles west of mile post 43 on the
boundary line of the E. & N. R.R. grant;
thence north 80 chains; thence east 80 cnains;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains  to  point   of  commencement.
Located  December 9tht 1911,
dec. 23
n,  191
Athletic Notes
By Umpire
Three cheers for Capt. Newcombe,
the pluckiest skipper in Coast Rugby, and three more for his bonnie
men, who romped over the visiting
Berkeley team and won a decisive
victory on New Year's Day. For
their success they have received so
much praise that they may be in danger of getting "swelled heads." Still,
the fruits of victory are sweet and
to a true sport nothing is sweeter
than genuine praise. The odds were
all against the Victoria team; it was
short of practice; it was practically
a scratch team, and it was experimenting with at least two new men.
The local boys had their hardest
tussle in the opening match on
Christmas Day, when they managed
to hold down the game to a pointless draw. After that it was all one
way. The practice of the first match
helped them wonderfully. The weak
players were weeded out; the
strength of the opposing team had
been tested and a score of 6—3 in
the second match and 8—0 in the
third fairly reflects the play.
The outstanding feature of the contest was the brilliant play of Ronald
Gillespie, who was easily the star of
the series. It is impossible to speak-
too highly of his magnificent kick hi
the last match, which gave his side
the only converted try of the game.
The angle could not have been more
difficult; the distance was considerable, and the ball was as accurately
placed as if it had been a round
'Soccer bay and not an elliptical Rugby. Both tbe Gillespie boys wcre conspicuous in all the games; indeed,
lhey were the life and soul of th*"
forward pack. This is not to depre ■
ciate the splendid work of the pack
as a whole, and especially of Carstairs
and lleineke, for when all is said and
done, it was a forward game. The
next credit goes to Williams, who, at
full-back, proved himself to be a
player of very high class. He was
sure, steady, cool and clever, taking
kicks whicii a less experienced player
would undoubtedly have missed, and
finding "touch" time and again from
difficult positions. In the final game
the three-quarter line showed what
they might accomplish with more
practice. There were several good
"passing" runs which compared not
unfavourably with the work of the
Berkeley men.
Speaking of the visitors. if is pleasing to be able to note tint they
learnt their lesson last year and did
not attempt to resort to the foul practices which brought down noon them
such severe condemnation. Two men
only transgressed and Capt. Stroud
had the manliness to inform thc referee that he himself wmld send
them off the field if they did not desist. The Berkeley boys are a clever,
plucky lot; their three-quarter line being particularly good, but they have
much to learn about the rules of the
game and they would be well advised
to get an old Rugby player from
England as a coach. They will never
learn the line points of the game from
American coaches who arc only theoretical players.
If Victoria can repeat the game
they played on New Year's day they
may safely count on securing possession of the Cooper-Keith and the
Kechnie Cup during the ensuing year.
Ice Hockey
I think the readers of The Week
who helped that two thousand audience at the Arena on Tuesday night
will admit that I did not say one
word too much about the fascination
of Ice Hockey. I think it is a fair
computation that two-thirds of the
audience had never seen a championship match before. I gathered this
from remarks heard on every hand;
most of them ejaculations of admiration and surprise. The swiftness,
skill and accuracy of the play baffled
description. The puck travelled from
one end of the vast Arena to the
other and back again in a few seconds, and the flyers on skates kept
pace with the puck. It was a marvel
to the onlookers who were novices
that the men did not bang into each
other at every stride.    They had to
wind their way through the intricacies
of a maze at lightning speed, and yet
there were no collision except intentional checks. Most people sympathise with the goal-keeper in a football match, but what about the goalkeeper in an Ice Hockey match, with
a rubber puck flying for his head like
a bullet from a rifle? Before the game
began it looked as if the net space
was so small that the puck could
never find its way in past the goalkeeper; after the first goal had been
scored the onlookers realised that
Ernie Johnson, or Lester Patrick
could place that puck through an
opening about four inches square with
the accuracy of a rifle shot, and therein lies the fascination of Ice Hockey.
Absolute accuracy of aim and the
possibility of scoring if there is an
opening as large as a pocket-handkerchief.
I am filled with admiration for the
splendid building and its appointments; it will be a success, not only
because the plucky promoters deserve
success, but chiefly because the fascination of Ice Rinking and Ice
Hockey will transcend every other
sporting attraction and ensure a
steady stream of pleasure-seekers
from the cit-y to the Arena.
Gossip from the Stalls
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sophy of Kipling's poem, "The Vampire." This had its inspiration in Sir
Philip Burne-Jones' painting which
startled all London when first publicly displayed. A modem American play has been built upon the
theme of painter and poet. The story
reverses the familiar triangle of two
men and a woman and gathers its
force from the struggle of two women and a man. The latter is a polished typical New Yorker, who stands
very high in the financial, social and
diplomatic worlds. His charming
home life at his villa in Larchmont
upon the eve of his departure for
Europe, where he goes to undertake
an important mission for the government, is pictured. The action quickly
changes to the deck of a big ocean
liner about to sail. Here the strong
dramatic interest begins when he
meets the vampire woman, a seductive and fascinating creature of alluring charms for whom a distracted
lad has killed himself live minutes
before. Although the big man of the
story is a well-seasoned citizen of
the world, he instantly falls under
the woman's spell. His mission in
London is neglected for wild days and
nights in Venice and Paris. The
climax comes in the library of the
house where he is living in wretched
solitude. Me has abandoned wife and
child and in dull self-reproach has
taken to brandy. His friends have
forsaken him and he has fallen very
low from high estate. The surroundings are dust-covered and neglected;
furniture, mirror and bric-a-brac
have been smashed in his drunken
fury; even bis one faithful servant
has left him. Then comes the supreme struggle between the opposing forces of good and evil, the final
result of which cannot be foretold
until thc instant the final curtain
falls. It is a play of symbolism and
striking contrasts.
The Girl of the Golden West
"What do you think of an entire
train load of grand opera?" said W.
H. Wright, general representative of
Henry W. Savage, the New York producer, who paid a flying visit to the
city this week in the interest of the
production of "The Girl of the
Golden West," which will be seen at
Victoria Theatre, on Friday, January
26th. "You are to have this train
load of grand opera here, for the last
and greatest work of the world's most
famous living composer will be
brought here by Mr. Savage. Yes,
this organization consists of an entire
train load of singers, musicians,
chorus-people, scenery, electrical effects and the paraphernalia necessary
for the production on a huge scale
of a grand opera. This is the colossal undertaking upon which Mr. Savage has expended a year and more of
time and enough capital to launch a
score of ordinary sized productions.
This grand opera train, which con
sists of ten cars, left New York on
October 27th on a transcontinental
trip of over ten thousand miles, during which each and every large city
will be visited and a performance
given. The most of the big cities
will get but one or two performancts,
and the interest in the enterprise is
astonishing. Never before has anything been attempted upon such an
enormous scale."
"An idea of the size of the production can be gained from the fact
that tllis grand opera train carries
five prima donnas, six tenors and five
baritones. There are, you see, five
complete casts of principals. The
performance can be given five successive nights in the week without
it being necessary for one of the
leading principals to appear twice.
Their names? I would give you the
list if you would print it, but it would
require half a column of your paper
They are of all nationalities—Americans, English, French, Italians, German, and Scandinavian, but of course
all sing in the English language.
These singers were collected by Mr.
Savage and his agents after critically
inspecting the performances in the
leading opera houses of continental
Europe. He raked the whole field
where available talent could be secured with a fine-tooth comb and the
public are the gainers by his conscientious efforts.
"Mr. Savage, as is well known to
music-lovers, has been absent from
the ranks of the producers of grand
opera for several seasons. Himself
the pioneer in the field of grand opera
representations in English—of which
the public retain such delightful memories, as witness his production of
Parsifal, Madam Butterfly and Die
Walkeure he felt that after the sensational success of "The Girl of the
Golden West' in New York last winter that it would be even a greater
triumph if rendered in the English
tongue. The story, the characters,
the atmosphere, is American, and to
truly interpret the wonderful score
and preserve its dramatic values, the
English text must be used.
"The production is made upon an
enormous scale. Nothing as massive
has ever before been taken on tour.
There is a grand opera orchestra of
fifty pieces under the direction of
Giorgio Folacco, of Venice and Milan, a friend and co-worker of the
great Puccini. Polacco is known to
the musical cult in all parts of the
world. It was he who discovered
Tctrazzini when she was singing in
an obscure opera company, trained
her, became her conductor, travelled
with her for two seasons in that capacity, and made her known to the
musical world. Polacco is the master
spirit of the entire production. He
has two assistants, Dimboni and So*
"Not the least attractive feature
of this train load of grand opera is
the chorus—a chorus which can really sing, selected with great care from
musical colleges and conservatories in
all parts of America? The gold-
mincrs are represented by sixty big,
broad-shouldered, deep-chested men
whose full rich voices blended together lend a peculiar charm to the
atmosphere of thc golden state so
faithfully portrayed.
"Every detail of this wonderful production has been wrought out with
the same faithfulness and disregard
of expense which has characterized
Mr. Savage's other productions of a
musical nature. He has really reproduced the atmosphere of the days of
'49 in California in grand opera just as
David Belasco succeeded in doing in
drama. The expense of the organization is so great that if every seat is
sold for every performance he is
little more than cleared. Grand opera
at best is rarely a paying speculation
for an investor, but the public appreciate good things and Mr. Savage is
a manager in whom they have faith.
He has never fostered a spurious
article, and those who enjoyed Madam
Butterfly will be charmed by this production. Only through some manager of large resources such as Mr.
Savage possesses would it be possible
to present 'The Girl of the Golden
West' on tour. On account of the
enormous expense involved this is the
only production ever likely to be
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Mr. H. Godfrey, Victoria spent the
holidays visiting friends in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. A. Bland is the guest of friends
in Vancouver, B. C.    .
* *   *
Mr.  E.  R.  Moore  from  Winnipeg
is stopping at the Westholme Hotel.
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Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Gourlay, Toronto,   are   visiting   friends   in   this
* *   *
Miss Violet Hickey, Vancouver, is
the guest of Mrs. A. S. Gore, Cook
* *   *
The Misses Duke from Vancouver
were  guests   in  Victoria  during  the
* *   *
Capt. and Mrs. W. S. Weeks of
Edmonton, are registered at the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
J. E. Merryfield from Prince Rupert,  spent  a   few  days  in  the  city
during the  week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Carew Gibson of Vancouver, were registered at the Empress during thc week.
* *   *
Miss McAllister from Nelson, B.C.,
has arrived in this city to take up
her residence for the future.
* *   *
Mrs. G. Lloyd Hall of 437 Simcoe
street, is visiting Mrs. Reid of Vancouver for a  few days.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. N. Shaw, Nanaimo, B.C., are guests at the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mrs.    Price    Ellison   will    receive
every  Wednesday    at    "West  Bay,"
Dunsmuir Road.
»   *   * I
Capt. and Mrs. Davidson are leaving today on the Sadu Maru for Hong
Kong where they will pay an extended visit.
* *   *
Mr. G. K. Gillespie, who has been
spending the holidays in the city, returned on Tuesday last to his home
al Cowichan Lake.
* *   *
Mrs. Tate Robertson of Vancouver
.is spending a few days in the capital
as the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Herman
* *   *
Mr. Richard McCallum, on the staff
of the Bank of Montreal, left during
the week for Alberni, B.C., where he
will join the bank there.
* *   *
■ Miss Margaret Ley, who has been
visiting at "Wulfruna," Rockland
Ave., has returned to her home in
New  Westminster.
* #   *
Miss K. Palmer, Victoria, was the
guest of Mrs. R. H. Rourke, Trafalgar   Road,   Vancouver,   during   the
* *   *
Mr. Koop, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon
and Mrs. Richardson of Vancouver
spent a few days in Victoria in the
early part of the week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Linton entertained a few of their friends at their
home, "Dorothea," Fell Street, at a
•New Year's dinner on Tuesday, after
which the evening was spent in games
and music.
1 *   *   *
• The home of Mrs. K. M. Sanbum,
"Shirlea," Fell Street, was the scene
'of a merry gathering on Thursday
evening, when her sister, Miss Olive
Hays, entertained a number of friends
at live hundred and dancing. Those
present were: Misses Sheldon, Rolfe,
Jackson, M. Middleton, J. Middleton,
Noble, Inches, Fulton and Lillian
Hayes (Regina); Messrs. Walker,
Fulton, Warnicker, Spragge, F. Middleton, A. Middleton, R. Beckwith,
L. Beckwith and C. Tuohy.
* *   ♦
One of the smartest New Year teas
was given by Mrs. P. de Noe Walker
at her charming residence "Phoenix,"
Dallas Road, on Tuesday, in honour
of her guest, Miss Margery Clayton
of Bella Coola. The decorations in
asparagus fern and red and pink carnations were very effective. Mrs.
Walker was assisted by Mrs. T. W.
Patterson and Mrs. D. B. McLaren.
Among those present wcre Miss Mildred Gibson of Bella Coola, Miss Violet Goodwin, Miss Long, L.A.R.M.,
Miss Dickson, Miss Eva Ross, Miss
Carlin, Miss Burrell, Miss Baugh-
Allen, the Misses Monteith, Miss
Scott, Miss Collins, Miss Brown and
Miss Russell.
The marriage of Miss Marjory
Clouston, daughter of Sir Edward
Seaborne Clouston, to Dr. John Todd
of McGill University, was celebrated
very quietly in Paris a few days ago.
The civil ceremony was performed at
noon at the British consulate by Mr.
Percy Inglis, Consul-General, and a
few minutes later Bishop Ormsby officiated at the religious ceremony in
the presence of members of the family
and some intimate friends, no invitations having been issued. The
bride wore her travelling costume,
and there were no attendants. A
wedding breakfast was served at the
Hotel Bristol, and Dr. and Mrs. Todd
started almost immediately on their
honeymoon in an automobile, for the
South of France, and later on they
will return to Montreal. Dr. Todd has
a great many friends in this city, being very well known here.
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A pretty house wedding was solemnized on New Year's day at 2547
Blanchard avenue, the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Robertson
when their only daughter. Miss Clifford. Pearl Robertson, was united in
marriage to Mr. Henry Marr, of
Aberdeen, Scotland. The Rev. Dr.
Campbell officiated at the ceremony
which was held in the drawing-room
—being prettily decorated for the
occasion. The bride, who was given
away by her father, wore a dress of
heavy white satin with a tunic and
corsage trimming of embroidered net.
The bridesmaid, Miss A. John, of
Sidney, B.C., wore a smart costume.
Mr. Alex. Robertson of Esquimalt
acted as best man. At the conclusion of the ceremony a collation was
served. Later the happy couple left
for Vancouver and the Sound cities,
the bride travelling in a sm_,rt costume of blue serge with hat to match.
* *   *
Among those who were present at
the Empress ball on New Year's night
were Captain and Mrs. Troupe, Miss
Troupe, Mr. and Mrs. John Arbuthnot, Mr. and Mrs. Carew Gibson, Mr.
and Mrs. P. de Noe Walker, Mr. and
Mrs. Cecil Roberts, Mr. J. Gray, Miss
Gray, Mr. and Mrs. D. Spencer, Mr.
ancl Mrs. Leeming, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gore, Mr. W. Blakemore, Mr.
ancl Mrs. A. W. Harvey, Mrs. H. Pooley, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Johnson, Mr.
and Mrs. Mattison, Mr. ancl Mrs. Norman Rant, Mr. Fall, Miss Mason, Miss
Monteith, Miss Rome, Mr. Morton
Mason, Mr. Darcy Martin, Mrs. Archer Martin, Mr. J. Bridgman, Miss
Finlayson, Mr. Holt, Mrs. Roper, Mr.
and Airs. Holmes, Mrs. E. Austin, Mr.
A. T. Goward, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell
Innes, Mr. Hughes, Mr. B. J. Prior,
Mr. D. Bullen, Mr. and Mrs. R.
Troupe, Miss Haggerty, Miss Leary,
Mr. and Mrs. S. Child, Mr. O'Grady,
Miss Battle, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Goddard, Mr. L. V. Cuppage, Mr. Marshal,
Mr. Bromley, Misses Blackwood, Mr.
Payne, Mr. Jephson, Mr. Mason, Mr.
Weston and many others.
* *   *
Among the New Year's dsy weddings solemnized in Victoria was that
of Mr. D. S. Tait, of the firm of
Brandon & Tait, barristers, who was
married to Emily Margaret, daughter
of the late William ancl Mrs. Johnston. The marriage took place at St.
Mary's Church, Oak Bay, the Rev.
Robert Connell officiating at the ceremony. Mr. Robert G. Johnston, brother of the bride, gave her away, ancl
the Misses Sarah and Effie. Johnston
acted as bridesmaids. Mr. Frank Tait
undertook the duties of best man.
Miss O. Baillie made a charming
Hower girl. The ceremony took place
in the prettily decorated church, directly beneath a bridal bell of white
carnations. After the ceremony the
bridal party drove to the future home
of the bride and groom, Foul Bay
Road, where a reception was held.
Later thc young couple left for Vancouver en route for the South, where
they will spend the honeymoon. A
great many very handsome ancl costly
gifts were received. The bridegroom
is the second son of Mr. Leonard Tait
of this city. Mrs. Morris played the
wedding march and later sang a solo
at the reception.
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The marriage took place on January 2nd, at the home of Mr. W. A.
Dier, Dallas Avenue, of his daughter,
Miss Agnes Etoile Dier and Dr.
Stanley Cameron McEwen of Fort
Hammond, son of the Rev. P. H. McEwen, of New Westminster, who assisted at the marriage ceremony,
which was performed by the Rev. VV.
E. Stevenson. The bride wore a
beautiful Empire gown of white char-
meuse satin with overdress of white
ninon trimmed   with    point d'ltalien
lace with crystal and pearl trimmings.
A dainty drapery of lace was held in
place on the bodice with knots of
orange blossoms. She carried a
shower bouquet of bridal roses, and
lilies of the valley with asparagus
fern, fastened with white tulle. Miss
Pope, who made a charming bridesmaid, wore a smart dress of soft
cream satin with a tunic of chiffon in
the same colour effectively trimmed
with heavy cream silk fringe and
flemish lace. Mr. Leon Ladner of
Vancouver acted as groomsman. The
bride travelled in a smart tailored
dress with hat en suite. The honeymoon will be spent in visiting the
Sound cities.
The Cinderella dance given under
the auspices of the Daughters of Pity
in aid of the children's ward of the
Royal Jubilee Hospital, was held last
Friday week, December 29th, at the
Alexandra Club, and proved to be a
most successful and brilliant affair.
Dancing commenced for the younger
children at 4 o'clock in the afternoon
ancl a great many little people were
present, some very pretty and quaint
costumes being worn. In the evening the floor was given over to the
larger children and adults. The supper-room was tatesfully adorned with
porrsetias and greenery, tinsel and
scarlet tissue paper forming a centrepiece. Among the many guests present were: The Misses Lugrin, the
Misses Bagshawe, Mrs. Cowley, Miss
Rochfort, Miss E. Gibson, Mrs. Musgrave, Miss Haggerty, the Misses
Creig, Miss Kerr, Miss Bannister,
Miss Mary Boggs, Miss Maud Scott,
Miss Norma Jones, the Misses Rant,
Miss Duncalf, Miss Olive Duncalf,
Miss Eileen Taylor, the Misses Rick-
;*by, Miss McB. Smith, Miss Blanche
Smith, Miss Baby Rhodes, Miss Ethel
Rhodes, Miss Dorothy Edwards, Miss
Ermine Bass, Miss Holden, Miss Lillian Holden, Miss Kirk, Miss Hasel
Kirk, Miss Hasel Shakespeare, Miss
Burrell, Miss E. Floyd, Miss Morton,
and the Messrs. Eric Bolton, Gerald
Bolton, Fuller, Duncan, T. W. Buss,
B. Buss, Wm. Barton, Waller Barton, Tom Brown, C. Brown, Picken,
W. B. Monteith, Cox, R. Taylor, Gerald Clute, Bob Scott, Jack and Turner Matson, J. Bridgman, E. P. Colley, A. White, Wheatley, Spencer and
many others.
(Continued from Page 4)
these sick waifs he tarried to heal, for
whose sake he put off love itself, like
the stones of his little house, were
but offerings of love to her,—the
ritual of his worship to that Divine
One he had made and set up, idol-
wise, in his heart. For the man is
the poet, dreamer ever, half god, half
beast,—ready to worship or wallow,
transfiguring the human woman, like
this girl, into the divinity of his
dream. While he cured the sick woman and adored the image he had
made for himself, the girl was putting on a new gown of dazzling
Of love he says, "If he loves her
'tis the love we women dream of and
never find,—worship, adoration, reverence,—not desire! Love of that
temper makes us women feel our
power over the brute in you man."
Again he says: "It was given to the
human heart, the woman heart, to desire an experience and then to sigh
for what had been. At least, she comforted herself, the life they now led
was more normal. Strange paradox
of the woman nature—to seek the
normal and sigh for the supernal, to
lap herself in comfort and dream of
the stars."
Here is another striking paragraph:
"Change, always change in the restless dance of will and desire,—it is
the abiding condition of being.
Change, endless, eternal, superficial,
yet cataclysmically rending of souls.
Change from the budding tree to the
fading leaf, from the freezing water
to the rotten ice , from the fluid
charm of youth with its dream to the
fixed habit of maturity with its real-
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ity, life    itself    is but    the    flux of
His attitude towards conventional
marriage is illustrated in the following: "For some minutes she knelt
there staring into the flames, as if
fascinated by their fiery fervour. Then
drawn by his shining eyes she looked
up at him, and with a little cry of
joy slipped into his arms. Their
trembling lips met. This she knew
was the sacrament he had willed for
them, on the altar of their new hearth,
not that other affair of mumbled
words in the minister's parlour."
This is, alas, only too true in many
a life. "And that is fate for one woman! An accident throws her up
against a certain man. Something
happens between them—we call it love
for short, or nature—or fate! And
then the world is turned upside clown,
for the woman at least."
Probably the traditional viewpoint
of man on a woman's life must not
be taken too seriously; we must remember that in this book at any rate'
it is the opinion of a mad doctor who
says: "We men, I fancy, rarely ever
understand women's lives. They are
made up of trivial things that seem
unimportant to us—ancl are unimportant. What counts for them is mostly
externals,—clothes, position, appearance,—all that. For the girl's sake
couldn't you try to give them a little
more of what all women want."
Perhaps his closing benediction will
appeal   to all   my   readers.   "Wild
dreams are beautiful, and lovers'
songs, ancl worship; but a good fireside, a secure place in the world for
themselves and their children, that is
the highest wisdom of women."
I am sure all wise women will
agree with the following:
"Men really don't know what they
want. They think they do when they
marry us, but it is our business to
show them. I don't mean by lecturing, or managing, but by making
them live as we know they should
live. We know what is best for ourselves and for our children, ancl in the
end men come to want that too no
matter how wild they may be at first.
They know that we are right. Women are the force that keeps society
together, and makes civilised living
His final verdict on life is: "'And
I will teach you the great secret,' he
said to the young man, 'the secret of
the Healer, the secret of all humanity, the secret,' he whispered with a
wistful smile, 'we often miss upon the
way—Courage! The will to give all!
—that is the secret'."
In response to numerous requests
The Week has decided to extend ;he
Forty-Dollar Prize Limerick Competition one week longer. Answers will
therefore be received up to Saturday
January 13th. After this date the
Limerick Competitions will cease.
"Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
(By The Hornet)
That everything has seemed
brighter since Christmas, which
proves that the Dickens Christmas
has "caught on"
* *   *
That Robert Herrick may create
one  "Healer," but after all  Time  is
still the Great Healer.
* *   *
That the New Year means new
hopes—which all may cherish.
* *   *
That many hearts are waiting—
waiting to see what share of happiness 1912 may bring them.
* *   *
That the Christmas and New
Year's festivities were more pronounced than usual ancl that in consequence  a  great  many  celebrators
are still "resting up."
* *   *
That there have been many abuses
at the Westholme Hotel, which the
new proprietors would do well to
* *   *
That licenses have been taken away
for far less serious infractions of the
law than occurred at this hotel in
the early part of December.
That if it is to be the resort of respectable people it will have to be
kept respectable.
* *   *
That there is no reason to doubt
that the new proprietors will be fully
alive to the importance of such a
* *   *
That there are so-called hotels in
Victoria which are nothing better
than houses of assignation, and if the
police do not know it. they ought to.
That a hotel into which a stranger
can walk and hire a room for an hour
without registering is a fit subject for
That when Victoria undertook to
break up the red-light district it expected to  scatter, but  not to house
the denizens.
* *   *
That under the system which has
now developed, the breakers of one
law are being protected by another
* *   *
That there must be a lot of easy
money in Victoria when an impecunious clerk can pass worthless cheques
for more than $1,000.
* *   *
That people who recklessly cash
such cheques deserve to lose their
money, and are at least half as blameworthy as the man who signs them.
* *   *
That the system is a sure one for
helping a young fellow on the downward path.
* *   *
That most of the money obtained in
this way gravitates into the same
channel—or cess-pool.
That the municipal campaign has
begun in earnest ancl Mayor Morley
is showing up in his true colors.
* *   #
That it was his native modesty
which led him to monopolise the
time for which he did not pay at Mr.
Beckwith's meeting in the George Jay
* *   *
That the Mayor has a long record
of similar meannesses. •
That a Victoria audience has a
nasty habit of seeing through shams.
That they may be a little slow at
first, but in the end they are bound
to get there.
That in his time Mayor Morley has
posed as the* Friend of Labour, the
Friend of Reform, the Friend of Women and the Friend of Grass-
That all haye now deserted him except the last.
* *   *
That as he has abandoned their proposed Pension Bill, even they may
turn and rend him.
* *   *
That after four years' public service
it is the record which counts, ancl it
is on his record that the Mayor will
be downed.
* *   *
That opportunity may flourish for
a season, but exposure cometh in the
* *   *
That it is a little bit unreasonable
to criticise the Victoria Times for a
breach of the canons of goocl taste in
Art—or anything else.
* *   *
That any misfortune—except the
misfortunes of the Liberal Party is
a good peg to hang a joke on, but in
the latter case the Times has never
yet been able to see the joke.
* *   *
That the attack of the Times or.
Mr. Beckwith is in its best and mos:
characteristic literary style, and recalls memories of the good old days
when it secured the title of "The
* *   *
That one would think it rather
"infra dig." for an ex-Cabinet Minister
to spend his time in supervising the
manufacture of mud-pies.
That not for the world would the
Times support Mayor Morley, but it
is doing its best to knife Mr. Beckwith—and there are only two candidates.
* *   *
That as a mere matter of accident
there did not happen to be a single
Conservative on the Committee which
brought out Mr. Beckwith.
That the Times seems to think that
Mr. Beckwith can be "Handled," but
Mayor Morley made a poor first of
handling him at the meeting on
Thursday night.
* *   *
That it strikes an onlooker that he
is about as easy a customer to
"Handle" as is a porcupine.
* *   *
That de Pachmann not only conquered his audience, but made a
conquest of many susceptible hearts.
* *   *
That the little reception in the
wings will long be remembered by
those who were privileged to participate.
* *   *
That cle Pachmann at any rate will
never deny that Victoria ladies can
be gracious when they like.
* *   *
That few men of sixty-three have
ever been the recipients of so many
"touching" tributes.
* *   *
That Paderewski and Hoffman have
no alternative   but   to "take   to the
* *   *
That none are so blind as those who
will not see.
* *   *
That if a man will bump his head
into a stone wall he must expect a
"cracked skull.
* *   *
That Victoria may be shy on milk
but after all, it has an abundant' supply of the milk of human kindness.
* *   *
That people who are looking for interested motives and an "arriere pen-
see" in every act of their acquaintances should live somewhere else.
* *   *
That the V. A. D. C. starts the New
Year with a clean slate
* *   *
That it is gratifying to learn that
the performance of "A Pantomime
Rehearsal" cleared all expenses and
left  a  substantial  credit  balance.
That the next offering of the Vi
A. D. C, "Lady Winterton's Experi*
ment," will be played for three nights
at popular prices. * •'
*       #        * A
That many things in Victoria are
moving slowly, including the elevators. .     *   *   *
That the elevator boy, like the parcel delivery boy, likes to wait till he
gets a full load.
* *   *
That this is disconcerting to people
whose time is worth money.
* *     * .;
That those people who resent the
stings of the Hornet must have very
thin skins. ,
* *   *
That instead of ringing up the
editor in order to insult him, they
would  be  better  advised  to  remedy
the faults complained of.
* *   *
That any statement made in these
columns is verified before insertion,*
and the Hornet has no axe to grind.
* *   *
That people who waste their time
in speculating as to the identity of
the Hornet might be better employed. After they have finished guessing they will still have another guess
* *    i
That  the   Empress   Ball   on   New';
Year's night surpassed all its prede*
cessors in  comfort, convenience and
* *   *
That Manager Jackson is to be
congratulated ou excellent arrangements in every department.
* *   *
That limiting the tickets to 325 was
a wise thought and ensured the success of the function.
* *   *
That Victoria athletics are conspicuously represented in thc new Ser-
geant-at-Arms and his Deputy.
* *   *
That Ronald Gillespie was the hero
of the Rugby matches and bids fair
to sustain, if not enhance, the reputation of his older brothers.
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These Rugs being reversible give them a double
wearing life. In floral and conventional designs,
fawns, greens and reds:
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Size 3ft. 6in.  $5.00
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extremely beautiful:
Size 1ft. 6in. x 2ft. 9in $2.75
Size 2ft. 3in. x 4ft. 6in $5.00
Size 3ft. x 5ft. 3in $7.50
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In Oriental effects, in a large variety of designs.   A
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Size 2ft. 6in. x 4ft $6.00
Size 3ft. 6in $9.00
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In plain colors, reds, blues, greens, creams, old
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Size 1ft. 6in. x 2ft. 6in $2.25
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Size 3ft. x 6ft $8.00
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Esquimalt Waterworks Company
Advertisement Paid for at Current Rates
The Esquimalt Waterworks Company has
completed its steel main from Goldstream Lakes
to Victoria.
This main is today capable of delivering, for
use in Victoria, seventeen million gallons of
water every twenty-four hours.
During the period between January 1 and
Novevtnber 1 of this year, the Esquimalt Waterworks Company has actually delivered to the B.
C. Electric Railway Company fourteen million
gallons of water per day.
The Esquimalt Waterworks Company will sell this water to the City of Victoria, in such quantities as the city may desire, and at prices far below the cost at which
the city can bring water from any other source.
To construct the Sooke Lake system
the addition to the indebtedness of
the city will be TWO MILLION
DOLLARS, at the very least.
We want every Taxpayer to consider and analyze figures truly
and honestly representing actual conditions and showing in the
next seventeen years a saving of almost TWO MILLION
DOLLARS to be made by buying water from this company, as
against installing the Sooke Lake system.
To construct the Sooke Lake system
the addition to the annual tax levy of
Victoria City will be $119,000, at the
very least.
In this statement no provision is
made for payment of a Sinking
Fund which will cost the ratepayers
about $50,000 per annum more—an
exaction from present ratepayers
for the benefit of posterity
For the Water Supply from Sooke Lake:
(a) Interest and Discount on $1,700,000 installation cost at S per
cent per annum $ 85,000
(b) Interest and Discount on $200,000 land purchase cost at 5 per
cent per annum       10,000
(c) Cost of maintenance of system from Sooke Lake to City
Limits     24,000
Annual cost $ 119,000
In this statement no provision is
made for any work costing more
than the Engineer's Estimates. In
nearly every case the. actual cost
exceeds the estimate.
The fair method of testing a public utility
system from the basis of cost to taxpayers is to
provide for time of construction and fifteen
years' operation.
The Engineer fixes 2 years for construction,
and adding the first 15 years' operation, we have
a period of 17 years affecting present ratepayers.
On this 17-Year Basis, multiplying the yearly
cost of $119,000 by 17, we have $2,023,000 as
the amount in taxes which the present ratepayers
will have to pay for the use of Sooke Lake water.
During this 17-year term the city's use of
water will raise from the minimum of 3,500,000
gallons per day to a maximum of 10,500,000
gallons per day; giving an average of 7,000,000
gallons per day for the 17-year period
Under the Sooke Lake project the present
ratepayers will have to pay for double the quantity of water which can by any possibility be
used, meaning increased taxes and a dead loss.
The estimate of cost prepared by the City's
Engineer is $1,700,000 to complete the Sooke
Lake system. This is probably an underestimate, and any figures published to show a
contract at a lower figure are false. The contract
is being made on a piece-work basis, and not for
a lump sum.
The Engineer has definitely decided that no
revenue from power can be earned vvith the
Sooke Lake system.
Esquimalt Waterworks Company guarantees the city a saving
of $100,000 per year for 10 years.
As Against the Sooke Lake cost of not less than $119,000 per year, and
a Sinking Fund cost of $40,000 per year, the Esquimalt Waterworks Company will sell to the City ten million gallons of water per day for a ten-year
term for $50,000 per year, delivered in the City. This will effect a saving
of $100,000 per year to the Taxpayer when the Sinking Fund is taken into
It will effect a saving of $80,000 per year over the lowest figures claimed
on behalf of the Sooke Lake system.
Esquimalt Waterworks Company guarantees to. reduce taxes
$100,000 per year for 10 years.
In buying water from the Esquimalt
Waterworks Company, the taxpayers
have three direct advantages:
(a) There is no loss of interest on
money during years of construction;
(b) The water supply is within the
city limits now;
Believing that the taxpayers have never yet understood the
enormous increase of taxation into which they are being railroaded by accepting the Sooke Lake scheme, the Esquimalt
Waterworks Company is publishing this advertisement.
The figures are correct.
We invite answer, analysis and criticism, for we are sure that
the more publicity is given, the more we will be proved to be
absolutely right.
To bring water from Sooke Lake
will subject the taxpayers to the following losses:
(a) Loss of interest during construction;
(b) Cost of operating Elk Lake system during construction;
(c) Annual tax loss of $100,000, at
the least;
(d) Cost of difficulties of construction discoverable only by actual work.
We ask the Taxpayers of Victoria to give fair and impartial
consideration to the facts above set forth.
Esquimalt Waterworks Company
John R. Saunders, Secretary


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