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THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER u, 1909
One Dollar Per Annum
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f.reechers.
Tlie present week lias been
one   of   great   excitement,
especially in the land of tlie
screeching Eagle.   The pro-
lem  which  has baffled the most hardy
Rventurers nnd the most skilled explorers
Ir more than a hundred years has be£n
lived twice in one woe-k, and needless to
ly on each   occasion   by   an American
Itizeu—at least that it is the claim.   The
rst bolt from the bine came in the form
I   a  three-word  message from  one Dr.
look of Brooklyn who wired his wife that
I'  had  been  successful.    The next day
Inineh longer message appeared addressed
I/ the Brooklyn scientist to a Mrs. Mertz,
[nlifornia, a lady to whom tlie doctor had
Jroniised to send the earliest information
li the event of his success.    Tbis second
lcssagc was   of   11   character   which ill
•corded with any claims of Dr. Cook to
! a scientific explorer, but let tbat pass,
little later the doctor arrived at Copen-
:tgeu.    .lust what happened  there is in-
ilved in some doubt, since unfortunately
•aunda is dependent upon the American
ress Agencies for any information on the
ibject;   indeed it-is more than doubtful
'bother half tlie glorious doings reported
be   American   papers  ever   occurred.
lenmark  is a  scientific country;  it  has
Iways been foremost in the ranks of ex-
loration.    It has a very learned scientific
'sociation, is not given to hysterics, and
.  is  therefore  xvi'y  doubtful   whether it
ent half as crazy on tbe return of Dr.
jook as tbe press has made out.    That,
)o,  can  pass.     Even   before  tbe  second
olf from  tbe blue,  in. tbe shape of the
Vary announcement, was made, Dr. Cook
Bgnn to hedge.    He spoke witb less cer-
dnty as to the accuracy of bis astron-
mical observations, admitted that be was
ot   very expert in such  work, suggested
ie probability tbat floating ice would pro-
ibly carry away all traces of his visit to
ie Pole, and generally prepared the world
>r nny disappointment that might be in
tore if subsequent, expeditions failed to
iscover  any  traces.    After  Peary's  an-
ouncement he went, a step further, and
aslead of resting content, as he had pre-
iously done, with the assurance that bis
otes and observations, wheu examined by
■cperts would substantiate bis claims be
pok refuge in tbe suggestion that an ex-
edition should be fitted out to go North
id bring back more Eskimo of the tribe
hose acquaintance be had made in order
corroborate  the  evidence of the  two
bom   be   brought   down.     An   eminent
ltbropologist,  who bas studied  the Es-
1110 character, snys tbat these men are
tterly unreliable, that they have no eon-
ption of truth, that they are children of
impulse, and that tlieir special weakness
1111 inclination to yield to the blandishments of the man of the moment, and to
ay anything wbicb will please him.    If
bis is a  true diagnosis then  Dr. Cook's
tory would secure a very flimsy corrobor-
ition, even if he brought, down  a whole
ribe of Eskimos.   The fact, of tbe matter
s that whatever Dr. Cook may be be is
lot a scientist.    He has no conception of
requirements of scientific denionstra-
1011.     lie  should   have  known   that   the
learesf evidence would be required from
uv man claiming to have discovered tbe
forth   Pole in support of bis statement,
fi.it be voluntarily dismissed the only nierf"
ibose corroboration  would  have been of
alue, aud left himself at the mercy of
Cskiino,  who are hardly eligible in any
ense   as   witnesses.      Whether   Peary's
ndgnient. on Dr. Cook is reasonable  re
mains to be seen; be has not hesitated to
call him a fakir, and probably believes
himself to be in a position to prove tbe
charge. The Week believes that he is
either a fakir or an incompetent; tbat at
the most be has only wandered a little
further into the land of ice and water,
and that be bas not been anywhere near
the Pole, even according to bis own showing. Whichever surmise turns out to be
correct it is pretty certain that Dr. Cook-
will come out. of the controversy a discredited explorer. With reference to
Peary the case is different, lie may or
may not have found the Pole, but he is
■1 reputable explorer who has conducted
seven expeditions into the Arctic Circle,
acquired more information than any other
man, and established a reputation for veracity. If is probable be believes that he
bas been to the Pole, and tbe decision on
tbis point will rest entirely in tbe jtidg
ment of experts. If he is mistaken he is
probably honestly mistaken, and in any
event stands little chance of being discredited, but, 11s a leading English scientist
very properly pointed out, the methods of
both men have been derogatory to science,
and incompatible with the dignity of reputable scientists. Both have hail an eye
to the flaunting of a Hag, and the exploiting of a newspaper story. The true scientist always has a single eye to the object,
of bis quest. Tbe blatant vulgarized messages which both sent are characteristic
in tbe highest, degree of the notoriety
hunter, and lend too much colour to the
suspicion that they would lie more gratified with the' financial results of their
expedition than any scientific discovery
which they may have brought to light.
Tbis is not lhe spirit which animated
their predecessors, the curliest Arctic explorers went out ill-equipped, but animated with thi' sole desire to solve a problem, and possibly to attain fame. The
later ones have always kept their eye on
ibe niiiiii chance, at any rate those of American origin. If the Pole has been discovered by either, any satisfaction that tbe
world may feel will be tempered witb regret at tbe egotism, the pomposity and the
mercenary character of its discoverer.
The water question is still
The Water with us and therefore The
Question. Week makes no apology for
referring to if again. The
reference will be brief and to the point.
.Mayor Hall has given notice that be will
submit tbe Sooke by-law to the ratepayers
at tbe earliest possible date, if the Council
backs him up. Tbe Week suggests that
he should at once give publicity to every
sera]) of data available on tbe subject, and
further that he should allow some of the
local engineers, of whom there nre plenty
in Victoria, 10 go over the ground and
pass their opinion on the matters which
have arisen in discussing the subject, such
as the question of tunneling nn open culvert in lieu of n pipe line, nnd the general
question of cost.It would be n mistake to
go to the ratepayers a third time with deficient information. Should he dn so undoubtedly the by-law will be defented. I.et
tlie people hnve the facts nud they will
decide for themselves. When the facts nre
published there will be something more to
bc said. In tbis connection it might be
ns well tn cnll attention to the fnct that
with all the controversy thnt this subject
bus aroused no attention whatever hns been
pnid to tbe matter of quality. Tt bas been
taken for granted that the waters available
were pure and safe, and thnt this aspect
of the question required little or no attention. The Week is not* in a position to
dogmatise on the subject, but it would
respectfully point out that the medical
fraternity, who certainly should have a
say in such an important matter, have
pronounced in favour of Goldstream. The
Week is surprised that no suggestion has
been made to consult with the Provincial
Health Department in a matter of such
importance. It is distinctly within the
province of the Department to take cognizance of any matter affecting the public
health, and as a mere precaution no mistake could have been made by asking it to
take up so important a matter and have
an exhaustive test made of samples taken
from all points affected. In this connection The Week may also point out that in
spite of statements to the contrary no test
has ever been made by the Department of
Elk Lake water. The Week has referred
to this subject before, it has no wish to
be an alarmist, but on the highest medical
authority it states that there is more than
a suspicion that Elk Lake is responsible
for the highest mortality in the world from
a disease whicli seems to have made Victoria its favourite epitaph, and the singular feature of tbe case is that this disease
is unknown in that part of the district
served by tbe Esquimalt Waterworks Company, but that it thrives abnormally where
Elk Lake water is furnished. Here is
food for reflection and such a weighty
matter should certainly not be lost sight
of when a new project is under consideration.
The   remark   in   the,   Edi-
Government        toria] column of The Week
By Commission.  0f Saturday last with reference to the calibre of the
City Council have met with general approval, and there is little doubt thnt if lhe
ratepayers could have their wny a reform
would   be   effected.     This   is   impossible
without tbe co-operation of the better class
of our citizens.    Earl Grey's statement
thnt the weakness of Cnnndn  is selfish,
evinced by an  indisposition to undertake
public service, has a very pertinent application  fo  tbis  subject.     The  Week  can
only say that if men of this class do not
recognize  their   responsibility,  nnd  show
themselves willing to accept nomination,
it is hopeless to advocate reform.    There
is nn alternative, il hns lately been widely
discussed,  and   in  n  few places is  beiug
tried, thnt is, Government by Commission.
The scandals unearthed in Montreal have
sn aroused public indignation thnt an organized campaign hns been set on foot fur
ihe purpose of substituting Government
by Commission for the presonl Aldermanic
system.    It does not involve the abolition
of the Council, but while it would still be
elected    fur   consultative   purposes,   and
would decide upon  the general policy uf
civic   management,   nnd   outlay,   nil   the
executive authority would be placed in the
bunds of the Commissioners, who would
make contracts, employ labour, nnd expend
monies.    It  is  ton sunn  In icll  whether
Montreal will adopt lhe new plnn, but lhe
press is a unit in its favour, nnd iu spite
of   thc   determined    opposition    nf    the
grafters nud boodlers who will fight it in
the last ditch, there is a reasonable hope
that the reform element will prevail.   Fortunately Victoria  hns hnd no civic scan-
dnls, nnd the city affairs have been honestly, if clumsily administered, but if ibe
right kind of material is not available for
the Council The Week would bc nn out-
and-out advocate for Government by Commission. Three experts would bc required,
each pre-eminent in his own domain, they
should have an absolutely free hand in
carrying out all necessary works, and
should be paid a salary commensurate with
the value of any professional expert, and
one which would place them above the
suspicion of truckling to the needy contractor or the venial tradesman.
'i'he Week has been asked to
The Public voj[ee au inquiry as to what
Service Act. progress has been made towards the completion of
the work of flic Commissioners, and the
bringing of the Public Service Act into
full operation. It was fully expected that
the final report of the Commission would
have been ready by this time, in fact it
wns promised, but considerable surprise,
not to say consternation, has been caused
by the fact that the Commissioners have
discontinued their active work, have apparently abandoned the intention of completing their investigations, nnd hnve indefinitely postponed tlie presentation of their
report. Of course this action docs not, indicate any intention mi the part of the
Government to abandon the Act, ur tu delay indefinitely ils enforcement, but it is
singularly aggravating in the numerous
civil servants who have reasonable expectations of advances in their salaries, nnd
promotions in the service. Civil servants
nre notoriously underpaid, and it wns a
recognition of this fact which led to the
classification proposed under the Public
Service Act. Tn delay lhe increases to
which they mny be entitled is at least a
hardship, nnd, worse still, it bus n demoralizing influence on the service. The Act
should either be abandoned ur enforced.
'I'he reception of the British
The British Association in tbe Parlia-
Association. ment Buildings on Tuesday
night furnished a rare op-
port unity for Victorians to make the personal acquaintance of a number of distinguished Indies nnd gentlemen. Too
mnny of the congresses or conventions
which itinerate on ibis continent are composed uf five per cent, serious minded poi"*-
snns, who are really interested in the objects nf their cult, and ninety-five per cent,
ut Inurisis nml bangers mi who travel with
them fur the fun thnl comes their way.
Willi lhe British Association il is otherwise. There are no hangers-on and the
party is composed entirely of members nnd
their personal friends wilh a few Canadian committeemen who travel with them
as a matter of courtesy. It is not only a
delight bin ;i grent advantage to be able
to discuss important matters with men
who nre admittedly the highest authorities
on the subject, nud at the reception many
valuable opinions on important topics were
elicited. Such subjects ns the discovery
of ihe North Pule, the establishment of a
Naval base m Esquimalt, nml the possibilities of a steel-making nnd ship-building
industry nl the Const were nil ventilated,
nnd ns lhey were endorsed the various
projects should receive some impetus from
lhe discussion. Apart from the direct,
benefit of such a visit there must be a
feeling of satisfaction that nfter nil Victorin wns able through the courtesy of tbe
Qovernment to extend its hospitality to
such a distinguished association. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER it, 1909
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Victoria has been greatly honoured
by a visit from two hundred ladies
and .gentlemen, most of the latter
members of the British Association
for the Promotion of Science. It is
not necessary for me to say a word
about the status uf this organization,
which comprises all the greatest scientists of the day. In the domain of
research and achievement it is supreme, and its "cachet" of approval
is eagerly sought after.
When it was lirst known that some
of the members were coming to the
coast the central committee applied to
the Victoria City Council for a grant
of $250 to help to defray the general
expenses, but with a touch of that
insularity so characteristic of Canadian cities, the money could not be
provided, and Victoria for a little
while rested under the reproach of
stinginess. However, thanks to the
Hon. Dr. Young, this reproach has
been removed. He got busy, intimated
the willingness of the government to
hold a reception, and finally arranged
a splendid function in the Parliament
Buildings which left a most favourable impression on the visitors. They
also thoroughly enjoyed a number of
short trips around the country which
were improvised by accommodating
owners of automobiles.
It is hardly necessary to say that
from a selfish standpoint there could
be no wiser expenditure than the entertaining of such a distinguished
body of men. But that is the lowest
view of the matter. Victoria contains a large number of cultured
people who keep closely in touch with
English affairs and not a few who
follow the researches of the leading
scientific bodies, among such the visitors found kindred spirits, and entertaining, genial, conversation became an easy matter.
It gave an added interest to the
occasion that the visit should have
taken place just at the moment when
there was so much excitement about
the discovery of the-North Pole. The
highest authoritative body in the
world was represented by its president and a number of eminent astronomers and geologists, who were competent to express an opinion on the
merits of the respective claims of Dr.
Cook and Peary. There was no difference of opinion as to the improbability of the former having achieved
what he claimed; there was equal confidence in the truthfulness of the
latter.
Wherever I have lounged this week
this has been the prevailing impression, and not a little has been said
about the excited effervescence of the
American people, who are so ready to
swallow any clap-trap story, if it only
appeals to their vanity. On Tuesday
night I was talking to one of the
most eminent members of the British
Association; he was an old man devoid of passion or emotion, cold
blooded, critical and scientific. Speaking of this subject he said that among
the peoples of the civilized world he
classified the Americans as children.
He said they havc more of the marks
of childhood than any nation he knew;
this was evinced in their impressionability, their lack of reflection, their
impulsiveness, and the facility with
which they change their views, without any apparent consciousness of incongruity or impropriety. As the
diagnosis of an expert this is worth
noting, and he wound up by saying
that the one thing most needed in
the States was the cultivation of the
reasoning and logical faculty.
*     *     *
I have been not a little amused at
the development in connection with
racing at Minoru Park. I always had
a doubt whether it would bc possible
for the Vancouver management to
keep the meet as respectable as it
was in Victoria, to keep in check the
lawless element, and to prevent the
professional gamblers from killing the
sport. The result has fully justified
these doubts.    The position today is
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our own correspondent, "Max," have
been very generally endorsed, and it
is certain that neither Skinner nor
Dwyer will ever be permitted to officiate in Victoria again.
I am emphasizing this subject now
because it is only a fortnight until
our own Fall Fair is due. I want to
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connection with the timber resources
of the Province will be held at the
following points on the dates set opposite each,  namely:—
Vancouver—August 23rd, 24th, and
25 th.
Seattle—August 26th,  27th, and 28th.
Kamloops—September 7th.
Vernon—September 8 and 9.
Revelstoke—September 10 and 11.
Nelson—September 13.
Cranbrook—September 14 and IB.
Fernie—September 16.
Grand Porks—September 18.
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OCIETY
IMr. and    Mrs.    Fleming   of Croft
feet,   left   on   Wednesday   last   for
lattle via   Vancouver.     They    wi
end a couple of days in Vancouver
en go on to join the crowd of sight
firs at the Exposition.   They are ex
Icted hack tomorrow or Monday.
■H      *      %
Miss    Pearl    Clat    returned    from
lattle last Tuesday after spending a
days visiting the Exposition.
* *   w
Mr. and Mrs. M. Jameson left yes-
Iday for Honolulu.
* *   *
(klr. James McLean, freight clerk of
SS.   Iroquois  and  his  bride  are
hiding   their   honeymoon   in   the
V
* *    *
\*lr. W. Courtenay left last Wednes-
to attend  St.  Andrew's College,
Jronto.
* *   *
Mrs. Bostock of Springfield Avenue
II be at home the second Wednes-
in October
* *   *
|\mongst this week's Winnipeg visits are Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Grundy
* *   *
Miss D. V.    Kelly   from    Boston
tess., is paying a visit with friends
Ire.
* *   *
IMr. and Mrs. Passonby of Edin
lrgh, Scotland, who are touring Ca-
Ida, were  visitors  in  the  city  this
>ek
* *   *
Mr- George Johnson, after an ab*
lice of some weeks, has returned to
Kvn
* *   *
IMrs. Captain Johnson, Menzies St.,
Itertained Mr. and Mrs. Muir of
rcgon
* *   *
lAmongst the week-end visitors last
J;ek were Capt. and Mrs. de Reske
lim Tipperary, Ireland
* *   *
■After spending a very enjoyable
lit with Mrs. S. M. Bailey of Cale-
Inia Avenue, Mr. and Mrs. Finga"
|iith left last Sunday for their home
1 Cranbrook.
* *   *
IMr. F. E. Edgar of New York, re
lesenting the Wilcox & White Co,
Is been a visitor in the city,
* *   *
JThe  Misses  McDonald  of Vernon
|ve returned to Victoria to resume
eir studies at St. Anne's convent,
* *   *
|Mrs.  Frank  Higgins,  accompanied
her brother,  Mr.  George Willett,
|'t last Sunday for a week's visit to
Exposition.
* *   *
IMrs. L. B. Warren of Rockland
lenue and her daughters left last
[ednesday for Montreal where they
111 spend some months.
1 *   *   *
iProf. J. C. Gwillim of the School
\ Mines, Kingston, Ontario, and Mrs.
villim are spending a few weeks in
I'itish Columbia
* *   *
IMr. and Mrs. Rannells spent a few
Iys  last week in  Victoria and left
|r Seattle last Tuesday.    Mr.  Ran
ills was formerly engaged at the Mt,
Icker mine and is now in Goldfields,
(evada.
■MgHH
IMrs. Roberts, who has been spend
lg the last three months with her
Irents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nash
tt last Monday for her home in
lacleod. Alberta. She was accom-
Tinicd   by   her   sister,   Miss   Nancy
lash
* *   *
IMrs. Cullin, Sr., after a two months
Ication at her cottage at Shawnigan
Tike, returned to the city in the early
Irt of the week. The Misses Hazel
|d Frankie Nesbit, from Hamilton
nt., who are guests of Mrs. Cullin,
Bo returned from Shawnigan, and
111 remain in the city for another
ontli before leaving for their home
lthe East
* *   *
[A. B. W.  Hodges, maneger of the
Tanby Con. M. S. and P. Co., was in
|e city on Saturday and Sunday last
his way   back    to   Grand Forks,
iundary District, after having visit
several mining camps on Moresby
land, of the Queen Charlotte group.
left for Seattle by the SS. Prin
ss  Charlotte on Sunday afternoon
* *   *
ll'he Misses Taylor of North Saan*
I. are spending a  few days  in  the
¥        -.       •**.
Jr. O. M. Jones was a passenger
Sunday's boat to Vancouver.
■-   *   *
.Ir. J. R. Anderson spent a day in
[ncouver early in the week.
* *   *
Mrs. J. R. Anderson was taken to
St. Joseph's Hospital last Saturday
evening.
Miss Edith Helmcken left on Wednesday last to resume her studies at
Miss Gordon's school in Vancouver.
* *    *
Mr. Blackwood and Mr. Formal.
returned from a delightful trip to Mt.
Tacoma last Wednesday.
Mrs. Chas. C. Stewart, who has been
spending the summer in Victoria, has
returned to her home in Boise City.
Mrs. N. J. Martin and Mrs. J. A.
Wilson are visiting their sister in
Tacoma, Mrs. K. J. Middleton, and
will be away the whole of September.
* *   *
Mrs. Abraham E. Smith, 1632 Belmont Avenue, entertained a large
number of friends at two very enjoyable teas on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
* *   *
Mr. Barrington Foote of Thetis
Island, was in town during the week.
* *   *
Mrs. Moresby went over to Vancouver last Wednesday.
* w   w
Miss Violet Pooley is making a
rapid recovery from her recent operation for an appendicitius and will
soon be strong enough to leave St.
Joseph's.
Mrs. Murray Thain went over to
Vancouver tllis week to visit her
brother.
w    *   *
Mrs. Frank Higgins went over to
the A. Y. P. E. with her brother, Mr.
George Willet, for a week.
* *   *
Mrs. Arthur Coles was hostess at a
bridge party last Thursday.
Mrs. W. Marvin of Los Angeles is
the guest of Mrs. Charles Rhodes,
Oak Bay.
* *   *
Mrs. Little, Rockland Avenue, is
entertaining a few friends at bridge
next Tuesday.
Mrs. S. Matson, Esquimalt, has issued invitations for a tea for next
Wednesday.
* *   *
Mrs. George Matthews is entertaining informally at bridge on Friday
next.
* *   *
The Misses Page leave in a week's
time on a visit to friends in Japan.
* *   *
Among the Victorians who spent
the holiday in Seattle were the
Messrs. Monteith and Wilmot. During their stay there they were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Burnett.
* *       *
Mrs. Percy Scott and daughter of
Salt Spring were in town during the
week.
Mrs. Stephen Phipps, after spending a few days in town, returned to
Cowichan on Tuesday afternoon.
* *   *
Mr. A. S. Gore spent a few days at
the A. Y. P. E.
Dr. Darrell Hanington of Rock Bay
has been paying a visit to his parents
in the city.
* *   *
Mr. McGan of Vancouver was in
the city during the week.
* *   *
Mr. Geo. Bushby of Vancouver
came down on business this week.
* *   *
Mr. J. Meredith and Mr. H. Davis,
after a most delightful holiday spent
on the latter's ranch in thc Northwest, have returned to Victoria.
* *    w
Mr. Bimbo Sweeney of Vancouver
was a visitor in Victoria during the
week.
!. * W
Mrs. Keith Wilson of Saanichtown
spent the week end in town.
Mr. Stephen Woollen paid a short
visit to Seattle during the early part
of the week.
* *   *
Mr. Spalding was another Victorian
who spent Labor Day in Seattle.
* *   *
Mrs. Langworthy is visiting her
parents, Dr. and Mrs. Powell, Vancouver street.
* *   *
Miss Agnes Deans Cameron and
Miss Abee] of Chicago and her niece,
Miss Gladys Cameron, left for the
Queen Charlotte Islands on Wednesday evening.
* *   *
Mr. Carl Lowenberg was in Seattle
for a few days during the week.
Among those who went over to
Vancouver on Wednesday evening's
boat were Colonel Hall, H. VV. Kent
and E. V.  Bodwell, K.C.
*       it        *
Among those present at Mrs. J.
Laing's dance last week wcre: Mrs.
Archer Martin, Miss Nellie Dupont,
Miss Beatrice Gaudin, Miss Tilton,
Miss Mason, Miss Doris Mason, Miss
T. Monteith, Miss Maud Monteith,
Miss Lorma Eberts, Misses Dunsmuir, Miss Molyneux, Misses Pitts,
Miss Walker, Miss Dorothy Spencer,
Miss Phyllys Eberts, Miss Paula Irving, Miss Olive Bryden, Miss Alice
Pooley, Miss McMasters, Miss Norah
Bell, Miss Marjorie Rome, Miss Heyland, Miss Ella Foster, Miss Winona
Troupe, Miss Fanny Devereux, Miss
Butchart, Miss Aleen McKay, Miss
Spalding, Miss Florence Gillespie,
Miss R. Arbuthnot, Miss Elinor Hanington and the Messrs. Dr. Hebden,
Lowry, Bromley, Cambie, Wilmot.
Fletcher, Irving, Beaulin, Irving, Dr.
J. Hanington, Dr. D. Hanington, R.
Monteith, Major Bennett. Eaton,
Capt. McDonald, D. Martin, C. Martin, W. Rochfort, P. Bennett, Cheek,
Martin. Gillespie, S. Gillespie, Mason,
Dr. Nelson, Leigh Spencer Loenholm,
G. Johnson, K. Raymour. Pitts,
Eberts and others.
The September Canadian Magazine
is an unusually strong number. It
includes several articles of a very
high order, and there are several excellent short stories by Canadian
writers, including Sir James M. Le-
moine, R. M. Eassie, Hattie E. Cragg
and W. E. Eliott. "The Whale and
His Haunts" gives a most vivid account of whale catching. The coloured
illustrations are particularly illuminative. "Winnipeg: The Melting-Pot,"
by George Fisher Chapman, is a
splendidly illustrated article on the
polyglot population of Winnipeg and
its meaning as a community. Other
articles of note are "The Orchards
of Ontario," by Agnes Deans Cameron; "Novel Reading and Religion."
by Rev. J. Paterson Smyth; "Plays
to Reappear," by John E. Webber,
and "Canada and Greenland," by
Robert Stein.
No. 3
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that John J. Finnerty
of Victoria, occupation farmer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase thc
following describea lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
one mile South of Blayneys pre-emption
Anaham Lake, thence South 80 chains;
thence East 40 chains more or less to
Lake; thence North 80 chains more or
less along Lake; thence West 40 chains
more or less to point of commencement.
Dated June 17th, 1909.
JOHN JOSEPH FINNERTY,
jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
No. 4
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Marjorie Davies
of Victoria, occupation stenographer, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
3 miles East of the Salmon River and
about 15 miles North of Anaham Lake,
thence North 80 chains; thence East 40
chains; thence South 80 chains; thence
West 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated June 16th, 1909.
MARJORIE DAVIES.
jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
No. 5
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE  NOTICE that  T.  B. Monk  of
Victoria,   occupation   clerk,   Intends   to
apply  for  permission  to  purchase  the
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
West bank of Salmon River about 10
chains north of ford on the Bella Coola
Sotsa Lake trail and near the foot of
Anaham Lake; thence West 40 chains;
thence South 40 chains; thence East 80
chains more or less to river; thence
Northerly along River to point of commencement.
Dated   June  17th,   1909.
THEODORE B. MONK,
Jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
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Wedding Breakfasts.
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Comfortable Tea Rooms and a well appointed Bath-house.
Music,   Public Phone 2110.
Bring your friends  along.
Cosy Corner Cafe
AND  TEA   ROOMS
are the nearest approach in the city to
Dear Old England
WHERE COMFORT AND SERVICE ARE ONE.
WE  EXCEL OTHERS
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AFTERNOON TEAS
DINNERS
To prove what we state pay us a visit.
We grow our own produce.
Parties catered to and tables reserved.
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OMINECA LAND DISTRICT.
NOTICE.
34
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Emma Martena
Olson, of Houston, Minnesota, occupation, a single lady, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following
described land:—
Commencing at a post planted about
40 chains east of G. W. Proctor's Preemption on south shore of small lake
and about IB chains more or less north
of J. J. Forbes' Southeast corner, thence
south 15 chains more or less, thence
west 40 chains, thence south 20 chains,
thence cast 80 chains, thence north 20
chains, thence west 5 chains more or
less to small lake, thence meandering
south shore of said lake to point of
commencement, and being 160 acres,
more or less.
May 25th. 1909.
je 26 EMMA MARTENA OLSON.
"Public  Inquiries  Act."
NOTICE is hereby given that sittings
of the Commission appointed under the
"Public Inquiries Act," for the purpose
of making Inquiry into all matters ln
connection with the timber resources of
the Province will be held at the following points on the dates set opposite
each, namely;—
Victoria—August 16, 17 and 18.
Nanaimo—August  19.
Vancouver—August 23, 24, 25 and 26.
New Westminster—August 27 and 28.
Kamloops—August 30,
Vernon—eptember 8 and  9.
Revelstoke—September 10 and 11.
Nelson—September 13.
Cranbrook—September 14 and 16.
Fernie—September 16.
Grand Forks—September 18.
Announcement will be made later If
lt should be decided to be necessary or
advisable to hold meetings at other
places.
FRED  J.   FULTON,
Chairman.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., 26th July, 1909.
aug 7 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER n, 1909
The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
•THE WEEK" PUBLISHING
COMPANY, LIMITED.
Published at VICTORIA and VANCOUVER
1208 Government St., Victoria, B.C.
W. BLAKEMORE, Editor.
Canada's Weakness
BY BOHEMIAN.
One of the most impressive sentences in Earl Grey's address at the
Empress Hotel was with reference lo
Canada's weakness. He declared that
Canadians arc sn absorbed in their
business pursuits that they will not
undertake their proper share of public
srvice, that they arc self-centred and
selfish. This is rather a serious indictment, although perhaps not so
serious when thc whole nf the circumstances arc considered, and one
look- beneath the surface at the fundamental conditions of our national
life.
Selfishness is proverbial, one of thc
failing- of inconsiderate youth. It is
due not so much to want of heart as
to want of thought, and springs from
the intense and natural egotism of the
young. Viewed from the standpoint
of eighteen or twenty we arc apt to
regard thc world as especially designed for our own personal enjoyment, and to think that things should
conic our way every time. As wc
grow older we know that this is a
mistaken attitude, that there are-other
people to he considered as well as
ourselves, and other interests to serve
beside our own. and later on every
right minded man becomes more tolerant and less selfish.
It is exactly the same with nations,
and Canada is a very young country,
so young that it has not yet nearly
arrived at years of discretion. It is
full of energy and impulse, and goes
blundering on from one mistake to
another. Hitherto, thanks to the unrivalled resources of the country, and
the sp.ttnd sub stratum of inherited
common sense, it has avoided any
serious pitfalls, but its progress has
been mxrl.ed by all thc weaknesses
and peculiarities which other advanced
nations have evinced at the same age.
I dn not believe that Canadians are
as selfish as Americans, or that they
arc as deeply engrossed in purely
mercenary occupations, but no one
can look around without realizing that
there is a very general disinclination
to shoulder lhe burden of responsibility in public affairs, and tn put in a
few hours' hard work fnr the general
benefit. This is illustrated by the paltry pittance which aldermen are willing to accept for thc time which they
devote tn municipal affairs. It is illustrated by the almost universal recognition nf the claim that in Canada
no one does anything for nothing.
It explains why it is so difficult to
induce respectable educated men tn
enter municipal or political life, and
why thc selection of representatives is
so often made from the most unpromising aud undesirable material.
1 have often wondered whether,
with all their supposed shrewdness,
the Canadian people realize that selfishness is in reality a most unprofitable thing, ll defeats it? own object,
because it narrows a man's sphere nf
action, cramps his efforts and by hindering the general progress of a
community is thc best in which tn
live, and furnishes the must opportunity lor its individual members.
Towns, like men. have their character
and are spoken of as dull nr slow, or
enterprising, as the case may bc. As
a rule their attractiveness is in proportion to their enterprise.
In these days no man seeks to live
in a city of moss-grown streets and
neglected sidewalks; as a rule these
outward and visible signs correspond
with the spirit which dominates thc
community, and men fight shy of a
place which belongs to thc past.
The man who becomes intensely
selfish must ultimately retrograde;
there is no help for him, and that is
why not a few students of human
nature predict that sooner or later
the American nation will get on the
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MONDAY,   SEPT.   13
Thc Successful Musical Comedy
"A Knight for a
Day"
Superior Cast, including Edward
Hume and Grace DeMar with big
beauty chorus.
Seat  Sale  Friday.
Prices—25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50.
down track. I dn not believe il, because iu spite nf their failings there
is a leaven of wise men, who are
ever raising the standard of revolt
against selfishness and neglect of
public duty. In thc end their evangel
must prevail just because the strong
will always conquer the weak, and
strength lies nnt in numbers but in
the spirit which animates. Thc same
is true nf the Canadian people, only
that they will never go to the extremes which have characterized their
American neighbours, but will find nut
their mistake sooner, and then out
of the weakness which Karl Grey deplores will come national strength.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
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WHERE THEY SHOULD BUILD
THE CITIES
"How fresh the air is here in Victoria! In the City
of New York, where I come from, it's intolerable," exclaimed an American, who had just arrived on the
Princess Charlotte, the other day. "Yes, sir," agreed the
restaurant waiter amiably, "I've often wondered why they
don't build the big cities out in the country where there is
better air and more room."
Well, we not only get fresh air in Victoria, but we also
get Lemp's Beer, which is also singularly refreshing on a
warm day. When at your restaurant or hotel, don't forget
to order Lemp's, because purity and wholesomeness arc
inseparably linked in a bottle of this unrivalled pale beer.
No bad headache—no unpleasant after ecects if you drink
Lemp's.
NEW
SUBSCRIBERS
Are respectfully requested
to write their name and
address plainly when sending in their subscription.
One Dollar a year delivered anywhere.
AMENDED NOTICE
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
The time for receiving tenders for the
new Highway Floor System, Bridge,
Westminster, is hereby extended to
noon of Saturday, the ISth day of September.
P. C. GAMBLE,
Public  Works  Engineer.
Department of Public Works, B.C.,
oth September, 1110!).
sep 11
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Coast District.
NOTICE is hereby given that Max. J.
Cameron will within thirty days apply
to the Deputy Commissioner of Lands
for a licence to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
S. E. corner of W. E. Green's claim,
No. 1, near Sandy Cove, South-easterly
of Rayner Point, Range 2; thence 80
chains east; thence SO chains north;
thence SO chains west; thence SO chains
south to point of commencement.
MAX. J. CAMERON,
By his agent, W. E. Green.
Staked  July  27th,  1909.
OMINECA   LAND   DISTRICT.
District o_f CofLst
TAKE NOTICE that James J. Harpell,
of Toronto, Ontario, occupation Editor,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted 1 mile
east of the south-east corner of section 12, Township 1, Range 4, Neehaeo
Valley; thence south 80 ehains; thenee
east 80 chains; thenee north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains to point ot commencement, and being Section 5, Township east of Township 1, Range 4.
April  6th,  1909.
jeJ2 JAMES  J. HARPELL.
No. 1
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE  that  M.  G.  Morrison
of Vancouver, occupation Clerk, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
7 miles Easterly from head of Anaham
Lake and about 4 miles North of Salmon River, thence south 80 chains;
thence East 80 chains; thence North
80 chains; thence West 80 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated June 2Cth, 1901).
MATTHEW G. MORRISON,
jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Coast District.
NOTICE is hereby given that W. E.
Green will within 30 days apply to tne
Deputy Commissioner of Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted on
Rayner Point, Range 2, Coast District,
Claim No. 1, S. W. corner, commencing
at this post; tbence SO chains east;
thence SO cliains north; thence 80 chains
west; thence 80 chains south to point
of commencement.
Staked   27th   July,   1909.
sept 2 W. E. GREEN.
UP=TO=DATE BILLI
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1004 Government St., Victor THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER n,  1909
Charming China Tea Sets
Fom the AYNSLEV Potteries are here
Home keepers who find a charm about dainty china will be
enthusiastic over these delightful creations for the morning and
afternoon tables—these charming creations from the Aynsley
Potteries. The new store is alive with beautiful china for the table
use but these items show prominently—they are so superior to the
ordinary. We are pleased with them—you'll be delighted. Here
are a few of the offerings:—
MORNING SETS—consisting of cup and saucer, sugar, cream
and tea pot on china tray.   Big choice of decorations.    One
dainty set in plain white with gold handles. Priced at, per set,
$4 and  $3
AFTERNOON TEA SETS—"Tete a tete" sets is another name
for these. Consist of 4 cups and saucers, sugar, cream and tea
pot on china tray. Much choice in matter of decoration, including rose and gold, violets, forget-me-nots, etc. Priced
at, per set  $10
CHINA TEA SETS—22-piece sets of the daintiest Aynsley china.
Many different decorations, at per set $7 and  $6
BREAD AND BUTTER PLATES—the finest assortment of these
we have ever shown. Prices range at, per dozen $10, $9.50, $9,
$7, $6, $5.50, $5, $4.50, $4 and  $3
Plates for Your Plate Rail
A Grand Assortment of China Plates
We'll be only too glad to show you these china plates for plate
rail decoration—we like them, are delighted to be able to show
such beauties, and you'll be pleased—mightily pleased if you are
the beauty loving homekeeper we imagine. Seldom indeed is such
a splendid collection to be found—more especially outside of the
larger cities. Ours are chosen from the best offerings of the
leading potteries and you'll find the creations of such houses as
Haviland. Aynsley, Coalport
Wedgwood,  Saxe, Austrian
These plates are excellent for wedding gift purposes where a
dainty little-priced gift is desired. Few things at these prices
would be more appreciated. Come in and see these in the new
china store—today. Grand Choice of Decorations, at from $1 to $12.
The Wall Covering
For Your Wall
Should Be "Decora"
The modern spirit of refining the human surroundings calls for an attractive home throughout.
Not one or two rooms finely furnished, but every
room attractively. No article of home adornment
better meets this modern spirit than Sanitas or
Decora—the washable wall coverings. We are Victoria agents for this famous Decora wall covering
and we would like an opportunity to show its artistic
effects—to explain its many merits. Equal in artistic
effect to any wall covering. A damp cloth instantly
makes it clean and bright as when new. Never
and bathrooms, and dull finished, like paper, for the
fades, cracks or tears. Glazed, like tile, for kitchens
other rooms—incomparable qualities that make this
the wall covering you want for to make your old
home look new or to keep the new one new.
Samples shown on new multiplex display fixtures—
saves time and labor for you. 48 inches wide, at
per yard  40c
Beautiful Glass from British Makers
DELIGHTFUL CREATIONS FROM WEBB'S ENGLISH FACTORY.
In one of our Government Street windows—the Government Street entrance window—we are showing a few
of our recent arrivals in Webb's beautiful English glass. This glass is easily the very finest in the world. British
makers lead in domestic glass and Webb's easily lead the British makers. For beauty and strength these pieces
aren't excelled anywhere.   Come in and see this glass—handle it—hear the "ring" of really good glass.
FLOWER VASES at   $1.75, $1, 75c, 60c
PORT GLASSES, doz $4
LIQUEUR GLASSES, doz $3.75
SHERRY GLASSES, doz $4
CLARET GLASSES, doz $5
CHAMPAGNE GLASSES, dozen  $6.50
GOBLETS, doz $8
CUSTARDS, doz $5
FRUIT AND JAM DISHES, at $5 and $3.50
WATER JUGS, at  $2 and $1.50
COUNTRY ORDERS
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on the finest paper. The book has
almost 2,000 illustrations. Every
article is fully described and priced,
making it easy to do your shopping
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Drink Carnegie's Porter—better far than drugs to build
up the system and promote warmth to the body. The
recent analysis of the Pure Food Inspection Laboratory
declares Carnegie's Porter to be "A pure malt beverage,
free from any kind of preservative." Call for a bottle at
your club, hotel or restaurant. Look at the label and
you'll see that it is brewed and bottled in Sweden.
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A visit to our amusement house will prove that we have the best
in Moving Pictures and Illustrated Songs.
Daily from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., and 7 until n p.m.
Saturday performances commence at I p.m. sharp.
Complete change every  Monday, Wednesday and  Friday.
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School-House, Prince Rupert.
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Alternate Tenders for an S-room School-
house," will be received by the Honourable the Minister of Public Works up
to noon of Thursday, the 2nd day of
September, 1909: 1. For the erection
and completion of an 8-room frame
School-house. 2. For the erection and
part completion of S-room School-house
at Prince Rupert, B.C.
Plans, specifications, contract and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 16th day of August, 1909, at
the offlce of the Government Agent at
Prince Rupert; of R. J. Skinner, Eaq..
Timber Inspector, Vancouver; and at the
Department of Public Works, Victoria,
B.C.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank 01
Canada, made payable to the Honourable the Minister of Public Works, for
a sum equivalent to ten per cent, of
the amount of the tenders, which shall
be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract when called
upon to do so, or if he fail to complete
the work contracted for. The cheques
or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful
tenderers will be returned to them upon
the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
F.  C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., August llth, 1909.
aug 12
63
CANCELLATION   OF   RESERVE.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve on Lot 4.$36, G. 1, Kootenay District,   notice of  which  bearing  date  of
February  the  3rd,  1909,  was  published
i in the British Columbia Gazette of Feb-
i ruary   Ith,  1909,  Is cancelled,  In so far
• as the said Reserve prevents the acquisition ot said lands by pre-emptors, un-
; der tlie provisions of section 33 of the
: Land Act.
ROBERT  A.   RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., August 3rd, 1909.
aug 28
To every lady and gentleman, girl and
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our Ant. court plaster at 10 cents per
package, we will give absolutely free a
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TORONTO, ONTARIO
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
50
CANCELLATION  OF  RESERVE.
NOTICE ls hereby given that the Reserve existing on Crown Lands in the
vicinity of Babine Lake, Range 6, Coast
District, notice of which was published
in the British Columbia Gazette of the
17th December, 1908, is cancelled ln so
far as it relates to Lots No. 1,463 to
1,500, both Inclusive, Range 6, Coast District.
ROBERT A, RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Lands  Department,
Victoria, B.C., June Sth, 1909.
je 12
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT.
52
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tender
for New Highway Floor System, Bridge,
Westminster," will be received by the
Hon. the Minister of Public Works up
to noon of Saturday, the llth September, 1909, for the erection and completion of a new highway floor system over
the bridge across the Fraser River at
New Westminster, B.C.
Plans, specifications, contract and
forms of tender may be seen on ana
after the 23rd day of August, 1909, at
tho offlce of the undersigned, Department of Public Works, Victoria, B.C.,
at the office of R. J. Skinner, Provincial
Timber Inspector, Vancouver, B.C., and
at the Government offices, New Westminster, B.C.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable to the Honourable tlie Minister of Public Works, in
the sum of two thousand ($2,000) dollars, which shall be forfeited if the
party tendering decline to enter Into
contract when called upon to do so, or
if he fail to complete the work contracted for. The cheques or certificates
of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will
be returned to them upon the execution
of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of tho tenderer, and enclosed in tlie envelopes
furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public  Works  Engineer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria,  B.C.,  19th August,  1909.
aug 2S
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District  of  Chatfleld  Island.
Subscribe for Tlie VVoek
TAKE NOTICE that George A. Foster,
of Merrill, Wisconsin, occupation, a
Banker, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted 40
chains south of a little creek In a bay
on the north end of Chatfleld Island
and due south of Bullet Channel; thence
south 100 chains; thence east 80 chains;
thonce north 40 chains; thence S. W.
meandering the shore of an unknown
bay to a small creek; thence meandering the shore in a N. H. direction; thence
N. W. and W. to the point of beginning.
Dated June 24, 1909.
GEORGE A. FOSTER,
aug 28 By W. C. Juneau, Agent.
61
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT.
District of Chatfleld Island.
TAKE NOTICE that Wm. H. Flett,
of Seattle, Washington, occupation, a
Lawyer, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted 80
chains due south from a stake at tho
northeast corner of timber limit 18117
(now 36055): thence south SO chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence west 80 chains to the
place  of  beginning.
Dated  24th June,   1909.
aug 28 WM.  H.  FLETT. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER u, 1909
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Pickled Pigs' Feet, each 5c
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Victoria Theatre.
The authors of "The Time, The
-Mace and The Girl" can be credited
vith having succeeded admirably in
howing in that original and amusing
>iece the delightful probabilities af-
orded by opportunity and the neces-
iary conditions. And Adams and
-lough do it, too, in such merry fash-
on that the audience glides through
he current of the story with a joy-
ms abandon which is akin to the
)leasure of a fascinating waltz. The
icore and lyrics, composed by Joe
loward, are only what might be ex-
>ected from the musical creator of
The Umpire," tuneful, melodious, vi-
aciotis and snappy. "The Waning
-loneymoon" solo and chorus, is a
lopular gem that is being sung by
nusic lovers in every city visited
luring the present tour. Miss Jessie
-luston, scored a distinctive hit in
his number, and she and the "broiler"
horus who assist her have been en-
ored nightly to the point of exhaus-
ion. The quaint and pretty costumes
rom by these shapely maidens in
his number form a ravishing picture,
nd their voices are just as winning
s their good looks. The scene of all
he merriment and music of the piece
laid near the historic mountain
pot where Pocahontas rescued the
eroic Captain John Smith. A samarium and a hotel afford shelter to
he numerous characters who figure
1 it. The chief interest of the story
enters on Tom Cunningham, whose
ad has lots of coin, his sweetheart,
largaret Simpson (The Girl), "Hap-
y Johnny Hicks, a jocial, square, up-
nd-up gambler, and Molly Kelly, a
urse. Tom and Hicks have sought
ie hotel to escape arrest the former
aving laid a man's head open with a
hampagne bottle in a drunken orgy
Boston the previous night. Tom
iscovers that Margaret is a guest at
he hotel. As the police nre hot on
is trail, he requests Hicks to as-
ume all blame for the assault. To
his the easy going gambler consents,
'he latter meets Molly Kelly, the
urse, and at first sight surrenders
is heart. Afterwards he finds her in
ars and learns that it is her brother
'ho was injured by Tom in the
rawl, and that thc still unconscious
ian is being brought to the sani-
irium. This the love-sick Hicks is
illed on to sacrifice his own happi-
ess in order to keep faith with his
iend. He determines on standing
y Tom at all hazards, but just as the
olice arrive a health officer proclaims
quarantine on the hotel and sani-
irium, owing to a case of smallpox
hich has developed, and the officers
:part without learning who thc
nilty man is.
At the Victoria Wednesday Sept. 15.
Grand Opera.
Two operas will be given by the
iternational Grand Opera Company,
organization that has already pro-
iced the Italian works with success
roughout the United States and Ca-
ida.    The   undertaking   is   a   great
one and was started by the management last fall in a serious spirit. An
attempt has been made to make it in
every way worthy; the representatives
of the principal parts, the chorus, the
orchestra, the conductor, are all said
to be equal to their tasks; the scenery
has been especially constructed and
the performances as a whole and in
detail have been so carefully prepared as to go forward with smoothness and precision.
The operas to be presented here are
"Lucia" with Mme. Novelli & Bari, on
Monday, the 20th, and "Carmen," with
Therry and Colombini Tuesday. Seats
go on sale Friday, September 17th.
Mail orders now.
New Grand Theatre.
The world's greatest skaters, Mc-
Lallan and Ada Carson, come to the
New Grand Theatre next week from
New York and will present as a head-
liner to a strong and attractive bill
their novel and original skating act,
the like of which has never before
been seen here. McLallan reaches a
climax in his act when on skates he
jumps barrels out of one into the
other as has been seen done on the
stage without skates. Fantastically
dressed and presenting a scene in
toyland he and Miss Carson will have
a turn bound to win plenty of applause.
A man with two voices is found in
Williston and Stonaker. The former
sings in a falsetto soprano voice of
very high altitude which is extremely
novel. Later the contrast is shown
when he sings a yodling song in his
ordinary voice. His partner is a powerful baritone.
Frank Parker, assisted by two
others, a man and a woman, is bringing his own production in a bedroom
juggling act. Juggling with bedroom
furniture, jugs of water and beds is
part of the work. The comic relief
is excellent according to report and
is done by the other two with some
statue posing.
Aida Woolcott and her company
will have something for fishermen in
her domestic comedy on a fake fishing trip. It is also bound to amuse
the ball fan and others who are not
specially adapted to fishing for an
excuse. This turn is bound to provide lots of laughter.
Thomas J. Price will sing "We're
Almost Home," and there will be the
usual  new motion pictures.
Empress Theatre.
The moving picture business
throughout the continent is rapidly
becoming not only popular with the
rich but especially so with the poor.
It is possible now for the sum of ten
cents to sit and watch the acting of
many of the world's leading artists.
Numerous leading actors and actresses are paid enormous sums to perform for these pictures, and while
one does not hear their voices, the
meaning is easy to follow. At the
Empress Theatre this week it was especially noticed how very clear the
pictures were, there was not that
continual flickering which is so trying to the eyes. They were steady
and unusually distinct, and of such a
size that they could easily be seen
from the back row. The Empress
Theatre must also be congratulated
on the beautiful film they were able
to show to the public last Monday,
which was in sepia; the colours were
really splendid and several remarks
were passed as to the excellence of
the films procured hy this ever popular house uf amusement.
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
45
Vancouver Island Trunk Road—Centre
Sections.
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tender
for ten miles, Vancouver Island Trunk
Road," will be received by the Hon. the
Minister of Public Works up to and
including Saturday, the 28th day of
August, 1909, for constructing and completing Sections 2, 3, 4 and 6, In all. ten
miles in length, more or less, of the
Vancouver Island Trunk Road.
Plan, profile, drawings, specifications,
and forms of contract and tender may
be seen by Intending tenderers on and
after Wednesday, the llth day of
August, 1909, at the offlce of the undersigned, Public Works Department, Victoria, B.C., and at the offlce of the Qovernment Agent, Duncan, B.C.
Intending tenderers can obtain one set
of the location plan and profile, and of
the specification, for the sum of five
($5) dollars per set, on application to
the Public Works Engineer.
Each tender shall be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the order of the
Hon. the Minister of Public Works, ln
the sum of fifteen hundred ($1,500) dollars, which shall be forfeited if the
party tendering decline or neglect to
enter into contract when called upon
to do so, or fall to complete the work
contracted for.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signatures of the tenderers, accompanied by the above-mentioned cheque and enclosed ln the envelope furnished.
The Minister of Public Works is not
bound to accept the lowest or any tender.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., Sth August, 1909.
aug 7
39
SATURNA ISLAND.
NOTICE is hereby given that L. S.
Cokely will within thirty days from
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal under the
area described as follows:
Commencing at the northeast corner
of the southeast quarter of section seventeen; thence north one mlle; thence
east one mile; thence south one mlle;
thence west one mile to place of commencement,
aug 7 L. S. COKELY.
NOTICE.
No. 16
NOTICE is hereby given that the
Reserve existing on the lands embraced
ln special Timber Licence No. 23,290,
situated on Gambler Island, New Westminster District, is cancelled.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Department of Lands,
14th July, 1909. Jy 17
No. 7
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE    NOTICE    that    Victoria    A.
Phipps  of  Victoria,   occupation   stenographer, intends to apply for permission
to   purchase   the   following   described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
80 chains South of the South-East corner of Lot 28 near Anaham Lake; thence
East 80 chains; thence South 40 chains;
thence West 80 chains; thence North 40
chains to point of commencement.
Dated  June  17th,  1909.
VICTORIA A. PHIPPS.
jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
No. 6
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Susan Phipps of
Victoria,  occupation widow,  intends  to
apply  for permission  to  purchase  the
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
20 chains North of the North-West corner of Lot 25. Anaham Lake, thence
West 80 chains; thence South 40 chains:
thence East 80 chains; thence North 40
chains to point of commencement.
Dated June 17th,  1909.
SUSAN STEWART PHIPPS,
jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
No. 28
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE is hereby given that Henry
Allen Bulwer will within 30 days rrom
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the lands
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post at the N. W.
corner of Section 11, Township 27,
thence east one mile, thence south one
mlle, thence west one mlle. thence nortn
one mile to place of beginning.
16 June, 1909.
jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
No. 29
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE Is hereby given that Ralph
H. Loundes will within 30 days from
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the
lands and under the area described
as follows:
Commencing at a post at the N. E.
corner of Section 10, Township 27,
thence west one mile, thence south one
mile, thence east one mile, thence north
one mile to place of beginning.
16 June, 1909.
Jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
NOTICE.
No. 17
"Water Act, 1909."
Attention is called to section 192 of
the "Water Act, 1909," which requires
any person to whom any power or authority has been granted, pursuant to the
"Rivers and Streams Act," to surrender
such authority within one year of the
passage of said "Water Act," and receive a licence for same thereunder,
FRED. J. FULTON,
Chief Commissioner of Lands,
Lands Department,
Victoria, 19th July, 1909.
Jy24
No. 18
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District
NOTICE ls hereby given that Harold
Strandwald will within 30 days from
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the
lands and under the area described as
follows:
Commencing at a post at the N. W.
corner of Section 15, Township 27;
thence south one mile; thence east one
mile, thence north one mile, thence west
one mile to place of beginning.
16 June, 1909.
Jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
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VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE  that  F.  O.  Da« of
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to apply for permission to purchase the
following described  lands:
Commencing; at a post planted about
7 miles Easterly from head of Anaham
Lake and about 4 miles north of Salmon River; thence South 80 chains;
thence West 80 chains; thence North 80
chains; thence East 80 chains to point
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Dated June 26th, 1909.
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Jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER ii, 1909
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Dwyer at  the  gate,  and  I  therefore
hope  that   the   Directors   will   make
other arrangements and let the public know of it.
*     *     *
I do not profess to be an authority
on any of the new paving systems
now so much in vogue, and T would
not like to say anything which could
be construed into an unfavourable
comparison of one system with another, but I venture to say tllis, that
if the pavement now being laid on
Cormorant street stands the rough
wear of heavy vehicles T am a Dutchman; 1 havc watched thc men mixing
the material which constitutes the upper layer of lhe pavement and I cannot sec that it contains any ingredients which would be likely to make
it more endurable than ordinary concrete. Moreover, 1 am satislied that
it will be very slippery. Altogether I
am disappointed  at the  lirst attempt
Victoria Exhibition
The Forty-ninth annual exhibition,
under the auspices of the British Columbia Agricultural Association, will
be held in this city on the 20th, 21st,
22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th of the present month and from present indications it bids fair to eclipse anything
of its kind ever held in the Pacific
Northwest. After forty-nine strenuous years the British Columbia Agricultural Association is still to thc
lore, thanks to a few energetic citizens who have year after year endeavoured to bring Victoria into prominence by their exhibition and during
the past few years they have certainly
done so.
For the exhibition this year thc
management has advanced a step and
instead of live days as before a full
week will be occupied by the exhibition and every day will have some
special feature.
An attraction that has created considerable interest in all Western fairs
Mme. Therry in "Carmen," Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Victoria Theatre.
to introduce patent street paving into
thc city. I am still of opinion that
wood blocks are superior to anything
yet in sight. They are less noisy, less
slippery, less injurious to the horses,
and 1 should not be surprised if in
the end they turn out tn be more
economical.
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I have been watching a piece of
street making mi Cook street between
Pandora and fort. A steam roller,
with an average of half a dozen men
have been working at it for several
weeks, in fact it will soon bc a month.
1 do not like thc method of construction, neither do I like the rate of
progress. An object lesson is worth
a good deal of verbal description and
1 wish thc ratepayers could study the
question for themselves. The macadam has been dumped on to the old
street without any attempt at making
a regular foundation. It varies in
thickness according to the inequalities
of the street, and will wear unevenly.
There is an insufficient top dressing
of line stone, and tin.* roller is not
heavy enough to force it down tightly. Altogether, I think it is a poor
specimen of workmanship, and one
which will bring no credit to thc engineer or the city. At the present
rate of progress it will take about six
months tn complete Cook street as
far as projected to tin*  South.
LOUNGER.
but which has never been seen in Victoria, will be the exhibition by thc
Guideless Pacer. College Maid. This
pretty little marc has won renown
for herself and her owner wherever
she has been shown and thc people
of Victoria will agree that she is a
very intelligent animal, ln her exhibition, College Maid will pace a half-
mile heat every afternoon without the
aid of rider or driver. She will score
up to the wire and will go thc half-
mile without any sign nf faltering.
The second annual horse show will
be held in conjunction with the exhibition and will take up three afternoons and four evenings, and from
thc number nf entries that have been
received, will eclipse that of last year
which proved such a success. Tho
large arena is being altered and when
finished will not only give more room
but a better view for thc spectators.
In addition to this thc roof has been
entirely covered and it will now be
possible tn bold the show rain or
shine. For the horse show and exhibition of cattle there will bo much
larger fields I'm- the judges tn decide from.
Among those whoso entries havc already boon received aro: J. T. Maynard nf Chilliwack, who is bringing
some nf tho best thoroughbreds iu
tin* Province; Sam O'Neal of Vancouver will havo eighteen thorough-
broil hackneys along with a couple nf
SPECIAL
Grand OperaSeason
Monday and Tuesday, September 20 and 21
Mr. W. A. Edwards Presents
THE INTERNATIONAL
GRAND OPERA CO.
From the Academy of Music, New York.
100-PRINCIPALS, CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA—ioo
Principals—Mme. Therry, Bertossi, Norelli, Strauss, Zarad,
Donncr, Mm. Bari, Samoloff, Colombini, Arcangeli, Zara, Gravina,
Otero, Frascpna, Giuliano.    A. Vinaccia, Conductor.
Monday Evening
Tuesday  Evening
REPERTOIRE
.. ."Lucia''
."Carmen"
Prices—$2.50, $2.00, $1.50, $1.00, 75c.
Seat Sale, Friday September 17.
Mail Orders as Usual.
teams of Clydesdales and a Shetland
pony; G. R. Sangster, of Saanich, will
havc some imported Clydesdales as
well as some cattle; Pat Burns of
Vancouver will have his pretty horse,
Fancy Pat, along with eight others;
McDonald and Marpole, also of Vancouver, will show some fine teams of
draught horses; J. D. Farrell, of Seattle, with his handsome show horses;
II. Bonsall, Chemainus; H. Webb.
Sardis; A. H. Menzies, Pender Tsland;
Bishop and Clarke of Victoria, with
their string of Jerseys; thc Tnver-
holnie Stock Farm will have a big
show of both cattle and horses; the!
Pemberton Stock Farm will also be 1
well represented; Thos. Mercer of j
Markdale, Ontario, is already on his
way to Victoria, and Tom will havc
no bad ones in his string; D. C. McGregor, W. S. Holland, Mr. Rotinse-
fell and the Green Front Stable, all
of Vancouver, will be on hand tn
compete for the prizes; A. Eckford
of High River, is already on the
grounds with four saddle horses; Dr.
Vokum, Mr. Stevenson and Mrs.
Shaw, all of Tacoma, havo entered;
Max Enke of Galiano Tsland, will be
present with a big entry. Among the
local exhibitors will be II. G. Ross,
West End Grocery, R. Daverne, Jas.
McLeave and thc Victoria Transfer
Co. Entries have also been received
from W. Butler of Ontario, and Mr.
Laidlaw of  Portland, thc latter hav-
PANTAGES
THEATRE
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15
A   NIGHT   IN   OLD
HEIDELBURG
Mr.  Howard Hall's German Masterpiece presented in vaudeville
by Mr. and  Mrs. Frank
K.   Wallace.
VERNE and VERNE
Australian Singers and Comedians.
REN SHIELDS
Sensational  Aerial Cyclist.
DON and THOMPSON
Comedy Vocalists.
ARTHUR ELWELL
Picture Ballad.
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Robert Pitkin   and   Elizabeth Thomas,   in   "The
Time, the Place and the Girl," at the
Victoria Theatre, Sept. 15.
ing  lately   purchased   practically   tbo
ntiro outfit of John Considine of Seattle, but  as yet   they aro undecided
whether they  will be able to attend.
Horse races, both running and
harness, have been arranged for and
will tako up _\\e afternoons.
Spocial  excursion   rates  have  been
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Lock-up, Coal Creek.
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tende-J
for a two-cell and office Lock-up." will
be received by the Hon. Minister oil
Public Works up to noon of Thursday!
the 30th day of September, 1909, foil
the erection and completion of a two**
cell and offlce lock-up at Coal Creek]
In the Fernie Electoral District.
Plans, specifications, contract ant!
forms of tender may be seen on andl
after the 13th day of September. 19091
at the offlce of the Government Agentf
at Nelson; the Government Agent al
Fernie, and at the Department of Pub-I
lie Works, Victoria, B.C.
Each proposal must be accompanied]
by an accepted hank cheque or eertifi-T
cate of deposit on a chartered bank on
Canada, made payable to the Hon. tha
Minister of Publio Works, for a suni
equivalent to ten per cent, of the amounf
of the tender, which shall be forfeiten
if the party tendering* decline to enteif
into contract when called upon to dil
so, or if he fail to complete the worll
contracted for. The cheques or certlf
flcates of deposit of unsuccessful tenl
derers will be returned to them upof
the execution of the contract. I
Tenders will not be considered unlesl
made out on the forms supplied. signeil
with the actual signature of the tenl
derer, and enclosed in the envelope!
furnished. I
The lowest or any tender not neces|
sarily accepted.
F. C.  GAMBLE,
Public  Works   Englneeil
Public  Works  Department,
Victoria, B.C., Sth September. 190!).
sep 11
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Vancouver .Island  Trunk   Road—Centrl
Sections.
The time for receiving tenders for th!
Vancouver Island Trunk Road is herebf
extended  Up  to and  including Tueada]
the 7th day of September next.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public AVorks Englneei|
Department of Public Works,
27th  August,   1909.
sept 4
WATER  NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that ann apl
plication will be made under Part VI
of the "Water Act, 190!)," to obtain 1
licence In the Divisioif
of District.
(a) The name, address and occupation
of the applicant H. W. E. Canavan, Conl
suiting* Engineer, No. 10 Mahon Bulld|
ing, Victoria, B.C.
(If for mining purposes) Free Miner'
Certificate No.  .
(b) The mime of the lake, stream ol
source (if unnamed, the description isl
.Small Creek, flowing into Lagoon o|
Section 50, Esquimalt District, from th|
west.
(c) 'I'he point of diversion is aboul
3,200 ft. up stream from tide *ater. I
. . (,d) The quantity Of water applied fo|
(in cubic feet per second) four cublf
feet per second.
(e) The   character   of   the   propose^
works:   Small  dam  and   pipes   carryinj
water   to   quarry   on   Lot.   4,   Esquimall
District. ■    ■
(fl  The premises on which the watel
is  to be  used   (describe namej   20  acrf
lease on  the north sea front of Sec. 4!l
Esquimalt District.
(jj) Tho purposes for which tlie watel
is to be used: Domestic and steanf
boiler (Lt Stone Quarry.
(h) If for irrigation describe the laml
intended to be irrigated, giving' aereagl
(i) If the water is to be used fol
power or mining purposes describe thi
place where the water Is to be retunieJ
to some natural channel, and the difl
ference In altitude between point 01
diversion and point of return: Into se;|
on Lot 49 about SO ft. (inference lif
altitude.
(j) Area of Crown land intended tj
be occupied by the proposed works..
(k) This notice was posted on till
sixteenth day of August, 1909, and apl
plication will be made to the Cornl
missioner on the thirtieth day of Sepl
tember,   1909.
(1) Give the names and addresses ol
any riparian proprietors or licensee!
who or whose lands are likely to bl
affected by the proposed works, eithel
above or below the outlet (No r!pariai|
proprietors or licensees).
F. R. SARGISON,
Agent for H. AV. E. Canavan,
750 Bay St., Victoria, B.Ci
sept 2
OMINECA   LAND   DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Minnie A. Currid
of Glencoe, Ontario, occupation, Marrieil
Woman, Intends to apply for permlssloif
to purchase the following describeq
land:—
Commencing at a post planted onl
mile east of the north-east corner ol
Section 12, Township 1, Range 4, Nel
chaco Valley, thence south 80 chainsl
thence west 80 chains; thence north ml
chains; thence east 80 chains to polnj
of commencement, and being Section
East of Township 1, Range 4.
April 4th, 1909.
jel2 MINNIE   A.   CURRIE.
OMINECA   LAND   DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that John Fitch, of
Moyie, B.C., occupation Merchant, lnl
tends to apply for permission to purl
chase the following described lands:-!
Commencing at a post planted at thi
south-west corner of Section 17, Townl
ship east of Township 1, 'Range 4, Nef
chaco Valley; thence north 60 chainsl
thence east 80 chains; thence south 6|
chains; thence west 80 chains to poinl
of commencement, and being 660 acrel
of said Section 17.
April  4th,  1909.
JOHN FITCH,
june 12
provided for as far east as Winnipel
and the B. C. Electric Railway is jusl
completing a switch whore they wil
havo a number of cars in readiness tl
tako the crowd home aftor the shovJ
Everything is in readiness and it il
expected to be the best in the Wesl

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