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Our Stock is Large and we can fill all orders promptly.     Good Dry
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We Make Telephone, Telegraph and Power
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Douglas & View Sts. Victoria, B. C.
Real Estate, Financial
and Insurance
Rents Collected, Estates Managed, Mortgages and
Loans Arranged, Agreements for Sale Discounted.
Complete listings of Victoria and Vancouver Island
Business, Semi-Business and  Residential Properties
Agents for
Port Edward Townsite and
Prince Rupert's Industrial Annex
Telephone 766
Correspondence Solicited
Ifs The
Gillespie  Hart
Todd, Limited
Have Moved to Jones Bldg., 711 Fort St.
Insurance Department
We write every class of Insurance:—Contractors' Liability, Fire, Marine (Cargo and
Hulls), Plate Glass, Personal, Accident,
Elevator, Automobile-Fire, and Employers'
Liability. Claims adjusted and paid in our
Office, without delay.
Real Estate Department
List your  Property  with  Us.
We can sell it.
Property for Sale in all parts of the
City and Island.
We specialize in Business Property.
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Telephone 194
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We have funds for Mortgages at
Current Rate.
Agreements for Sale discounted.
Money  placed  on  Approved   Security.
Collection Department
We collect Rents and Interest and
Manage Estates.
Returns Made Promptly.
New Office: 711 FORT ST. Limited TELEPHONE 2040
Jacobs & Hymers
Successors to
The Brain Realty Co.
Real Estate Brokers
Financial Agents
Timber Limits,  Farm Lands, City
Business  and   Residential   Property
Subdivisions a Specialty
We sold Sunnyvale Subdivision in 10 days and followed this up.
with Sunnyvale Heights, of which we have only a few lots left.
During our year and a half in business we have come in touch
with the best propositions in the City and Suburbs and are in a
position to show Investors the best money-makers on the
market.     Our   listings and   experience  are  at  your   service.
Call on us or ivrite for particulars.
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J. W. Wright, Manager
Vancouver Island
Collection Agency
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Government Street VICTORIA, B. C.
The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review.
Published at Victoria. B. C.
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
IVol. X.   No. 50.
Tenth Year
Tenth Year
O.ve Dollar Per Annum
"No policy will be satisfactory to the
I people of British Columbia which does
not include a substantial and prompt
—The Municipal Elections have resulted   in   one   surprise;    no   one
|ept an extreme partisan expected that
Morley would be elected Mayor for
fifth time, and the fact that he was
I sents • an interesting study to the ob-
ver.   Few men have excited more bitter
tility;   few men have made more de-
nined enemies, and it must in fairness
admitted that few men have made greater
Itakes, or have laid themselves open to
lerer criticism.   During the eight years
.  Mr.   Morley  has  been  prominently
ore the citizens of Victoria he has boxed
compass on most public questions with
ch he has been identified.   No man has
e skilfully trimmed his sails to the pass-
breeze.   It would be difficult to show
he had maintained a consistent atti-
on any question and quite easy to
ve that he had reversed his position on
■jters of the greatest moment.   Yet he
attained   the   unique   distinction   of
leving success for the fifth time, and the
les are not far to seek.   The first, and
[taps the main factor which has carried
1 to victory, is that he has been able to
[dnce the working-men that he is that
anomalous of all things, the "Friend
Labour," and equally successful in con-
ling a large section of the community,
|cially   the   women,   that   he   is   the
lend of Moral Reform."    Those who
followed his career closely and critic-
know that both these claims are un-
Jided.   Mr. Morley really cares as little
Ithe "Cause of Labour" as for that of
|)ral Reform," and that is saying a great
.   In maintaining the contract system,
:h is undoubtedly inimical to the best
■ests  of  Labour,  and  in  refusing  a
mum wage of $3 per day to civic em-
ees,  which is in all conscience little
igh, having regard to the high cost of
g, Mr. Morley certainly did not con-
the interests of Labour.   Still, in some
irkable manner he has kept the rank
I file of the Labour  Party impressed
his friendliness, and that to such an
pt that at the recent election they gave
larger vote than they gave to the
?ht Labour candidate.   If we analyze
fubject of "Moral Reform," the result
the same.   It is a matter of com-
[ knowledge that Mr. Morley's profes-
on this subject were largely manu-
[ired for campaign purposes and The
would be very reluctant to publish
of the things which he has said on
occasions. ' Probably no man in Vic-
J is so well able to speak with authority
liis as the Rev. William Stevenson, the
|_cted   pastor   of   Emmanuel   Baptist
rch.    Mr.   Stevenson   was   for many
closely identified with Mr. Morley,
for two years edited his organ, The
s, and Mr. Stevenson has the courage
mie forward and over his own signa-
assert that Mr. Morley was not satisfy to those who had  the cause of
"Moral Reform" at heart. Yet, in spite
of this, he continued to carry the support
of a large section of the Moral Reform
Party. The Week believes that the true
explanation of all this is the bitter criticism
to which Mr. Morley has been subjected,
and the ill-advised attacks which have been
directed upon him in season and out of
season. For this reason it has refrained
from taking any part in the recent campaign and only referred to the Mayoral contest once. Some papers which represent
large and important interests lose sight of
the fact that the man whom they oppose
will by that very circumstance be recommended to the electorate. One thing is
certain, that when only slightly over 4,000
voters out of 8,000 think it worth while going to the poll at the time when Victoria
is facing the most important year of its
career and when the wisest and best men
are needed to direct its affairs, it is fair
to conclude that they have no enthusiasm
for either party. It is true that comparisons are invidious, but no one can seriously
contend that during the last seven or eight
years any man has come forward as a candidate for the Mayoralty who was big
enough, either to manage the affairs of the
city, or to appeal to the imagination of the
electors. There are plenty of such men in
the community, and any one of them can
be elected hands down; but until they can
be induced to make some sacrifice of time
for the public service, men of the calibre
of Mr. Morley will continue to block the
way of progress and, unfortunately, at times
to make Victoria the laughing-stock of the
body of men in Vancouver headed,
unfortunately, by the accredited
ministers of some of the Christian churches,
who have been doing their utmost lately to
demonstrate the decadence of Christianity.
Not satisfied with hounding and harrying
a number of unfortunate women, whose
only crime is that they are the victims, ane!
sometimes the unwilling victims, of man's
cruelty and selfishness, they have gone the
length of constituting themselves private
detectives and spies, they have picketed certain streets and they have even sunk to the
degraded level of creatures who are willing
to dog the footsteps of the police and a
number of these unfortunate women when
the latter were being conveyed to the Penitentiary, in order to see what would happen.
What did happen is known to everyone in
the Province. Lacking sufficient gaol
accommodation, the Attorney-General's Department, with the full concurrence of the
Premier and Executive, decided that, as
there was not room in the gaol for all the
sinners, the "lesser" and not the "greater"
sinners should be refused admission, a conclusion with which public opinion will not
be inclined to find any fault. But such a
solution by no means met with favour at
the hands of the Vancouver delegation.
They had two wonderful alternatives to
propose. In the first place they would have
had shipped car-loads of these women to
Nelson, a small city of 5,000 inhabitants,
but which happened to have a gaol luckily
unfilled owing to the law-abiding character
of the dwellers in the Kootenay. Certainly
it would have been a fine stroke of genius
and policy to have turned loose some score*-,
of dissolute women in the little city of Nei-
son when their sentences expired. Thi
other brilliant alternative was to drive them
out of the country, which meant to swell
the hordes of prostitution in Seattle, and
the men who made this proposal lacked tlie
intelligence to understand that such a
course would do nothing towards alleviating
the situation, except to rid Vancouver of an
evil at the expense of Seattle. It would
be interesting to learn in what Christian
literature the Vancouver delegation finds
warrant for such a proposal.   Certainly not
in the text-book of Christianity. No wonder that in the face of such suggestions
the Premier waxed indignant, and, to put
it mildly, read the delegation a lecture
which its members will do well to take to
heart. The fact of the matter is that there
is far too much amateur detective work in
the'ranks of so-called moral reformers, who
often turn out to be just a little bit nastier
than those whom they are so fond of assailing, and who are trying to deal with these
difficult questions in a rational manner.
Perhaps it would be too much to expect
that the very wise words of the Premier in
which he directed the delegation to the
teaching of their Master and suggested that
there was scope for them to exercise their
energy and talents in providing reformatories and other similar institutions, will be
taken to heart. But of this The Week feels
assured that the cause of true reform was
never yet advanced by illiberality ancl un-
charitableness, and that public opinion will
not tolerate the methods which seem to be
popular just now among those who in the
struggle to get into the lime-light are constituting themselves custodians of the public
morals. The course adopted by the Attorney-General was prompted by humanitarian
considerations; it takes a broader view of
the subject than is possible to those narrow minds which in all ages have led their
possessors to "strain at a gnat and swallow
a camel."
issue The Week called attention to
what it regarded as the very remarkable conduct of the Colonist in refusing
to insert a certain letter, addressed to the
Editor of The Week by the Secretary of
the Real Estate Exchange. The ground
which The Week took was that as the
Colonist had inserted the correspondence
leading up to that letter, it should also in
fairness insert the letter, which was a verdict upon the controversy. If The Week
needed any justification for its contention,
it is surely to be found in the' following
editorial which appeared in the Colonist on
Saturday last, January llth, and which calls
for no comment except that its own declaration leaves the Colonist defenceless in the
"When a correspondent desires to attack the
writer of a letter, which appeared in some
other paper than The Colonist, he should send
his communication to the paper in which the
letter appeared. This is only fair, in order
that the people who read the one may read
the other."
TWO LIBEL SUITS—For the first
time in seven years The Week has
received- writs in two libel suits, one
at the instance of the West Coast Development Co., Ltd., the other from Messrs.
Monk, Monteith & Co., Ltd. Each of these
firms claims $10,000 damages in consequence of several articles whicii have appeared in The Week condemning the notorious West Coast "Pleasure Resort."
The Week retracts nothing of what it has
said and will justify its stand before the
Courts. It finds a difficulty in explaining
why these suits should have been brought,
in view of the fact that its editorial stand
was justified by special resolution of the
Executive of the Real Estate Exchange, to
which Messrs. Monk, Monteith & Co., Ltd.,
appealed for an endorsement of their project, which was refused. The difficulty of
explaining these actions is further increased
by the fact that The Week has received
the assurance of the Managing Director of
the West Coast Development Co., Ltd., that
he believed its criticism to be honest and
justified by the evidence which had been
submitted to it. However, no doubt some
explanation of this "volte face" will be
offered at the right time. Meanwhile, in
deference to an honoured custom, if not an
actual law, The Week must refrain  from
further comment upon the property in question, and possibly this is the only object
which the West Coast Development Co.,
Ltd., and Messrs. Monk, Monteith & Co.,
Ltd., had in initiating the suits. One thing,
however, The Week is at liberty to do, and
will do most carefully, ancl that is to publish week by week full particulars of the
progress of these remarkable suits without
note or comment.
the passing of the late Captain
Gaudin Victoria has lost one of its
most respected citizens and the Marine and
Fisheries Department of the Dominion of
Canada one of its most faithful servants.
Although well advanced in years, Captain
Gaudin retained, until his recent illness, all
those qualities of mind and character which
he had displayed through a long life-time
of public service. His technical knowledge
was surpassed by that of no man in the
employ of the Federal Government, while
his sterling integrity and fair judgment rendered him an acceptable arbitrator in all
matters of dispute which arose. From a
certain amount of adverse criticism directed
at his Department a few years ago lie
emerged triumphant and received the hearty
congratulations of hosts of friends. To the
last he was an influence in the Department
and in the city. His genial, modest, kindly
personality endeared him to all who knew
him and his family can have no higher satisfaction than to know that one whom they
loved so well was trusted ancl beloved by
thousands of his fellow citizens.
The Colonist has rendered a service to all who favour Canadian
support to Imperial Defence by collecting
and publishing the exact value of the contributions of the different sections of the
Empire to the upkeep of the British Navy.
To summarise, New Zealand gives an annual contribution of $1,000,000 in addition
to a gift of a battle-cruiser ancl three destroyers costing $13,000,000. Australia has
contributed $1,000,000 a year for the past
decade ancl has now donated a fleet unit to
cost $20,000,000. South Africa gives $425,-
000 a year and is talking of a special contribution. Newfoundland has risen to the
modest donation of $24,000 a year. India
has contributed $830,000 a year. Comparing these with Canada's proposed contribution, we find that the $35,000,000 proposed
to be expended on* Dreadnoughts will cost
at four per cent. $1,400,000 a year. This
is equal to a contribution of \7l/2 cents per
capita. New Zealand's contribution is $1.50
per capita; Australia's 75 cents, whilst the
United Kingdom has to bear a levy of no
less than $5 per head per annum. And yet
there are some people who say that Canada has risen to the occasion! Such people
should at least bear in mind that if the
three Dreadnoughts proposed to be "lent"
will cost Canada $1,400,000 per annum for
interest, they will cost the people of Great
Britain $9,000,000 per annum to maintain.
"Titanic" goes down the world
shudders. When a little barque like
the "Torrisdale" goes ashore ancl the lives
of a half-dozen men are endangered, nothing is thought of it and yet thc simple record
of the loss of this British barque is in its
way as impressive and as stimulating as
that great story which absorbed human interest when nearly two thousand lives were
lost. Capt. Collins revived the spirits of
the crew at a moment when the barque
seemed about to fall to pieces. "Men," he
said, "we have to die; let us die like
Britons!" THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1913
The result of the fight at Nanaimo
between Joe Bayley and Moore fully
bears out the warnings which have
appeared in the columns of The Week
from time to time. The only thing is
that the managers of pugilistic champions always think that they know
everything. Also, I suppose it may
be taken for granted that an abundance of "hot air" is a part of the
game. Anyway, I have been very
much disgusted with the extravagant
statements made from time to time
by Bayley's friends, and quite as much
disgusted by the ridiculously extravagant figures asked by Bayley for a
contest. His return match with Hyland fell through, so I am informed,
because of the prohibitive price which
his manager asked. The same thing
broke up the arrangements for the
fight with Good at Coquitlam. Now
the lightweight champion of Canada,
who was to send the miner of Nanaimo to sleep in about three rounds,
was unable to do better than make a
draw of it at the end of fiftten, and
while he had the best of the fight
nearly all through, he had much the
worst of it in the last round*. This
form is not good enough for a champion. While no one has a greater admiration for Bayley than I have, it
is certain that either he or his manager, is over-rating his ability. Two
draws in succession are almost as bad
as a defeat. I have always warned
Bayley of what might happen when
he landed against Scaler, whom I
know well, ancl who in spite of being
a "come backer" is today the cleverest fighter in Canada at his weight.
Unless Bayley can do very much better than he has done in his last two
lights, Scaler will beat him. My only
object in thus frankly expressing an
adverse opinion is that there is obviously over-confidence in the Bayley
camp,- and over-confidence has been
the prelude to many defeats.
*   *   *
Everyone who reads this column
knows that one of my hobbies is the
defence of dumb animals, and especially the protection of the poor
horses who in the early mornings
have to do their work on icy streets.
Last Tuesday morning was the worst
this season so far, and I witnessed
many pitiful sights, for there is nothing more pitiful, and certainly nothing which distresses a horse more
than to be slipping about on the ice,
even if he does not come a cropper.
I saw one brute of a man at the corner of Fort and Vancouver, between
9 and 9.30 a.m., who should have been
electrocuted on the spot, and who
would have been if dumb animals
could hold a court of assize. His poor
horse was attached to a load of manure; he was on a grade which was
perfectly iced over; thrice did the
horse fall, and each time the man
flogged ancl kicked him up, but the
last time had to unfasten the harness
ancl detach it from the shafts. In
spite of this he persisted in backing
the horse once more into the shafts
and making another futile attempt to
have his load of manure hauled away.
I telephoned for the police, but by
the time they had arrived man and
horse had disappeared. I notice that
in this, as in many other cases on
Tuesday morning, the only protection
afforded the poor horse was to tie a
piece of sacking round its fore legs.
Of course this is little or no use. In
the goocl old clays, when the world
was not in such a hurry, and beast
as well as man received a little consideration, the blacksmiths' shops
were always thronged on slippery
mornings with horses whose shoes
were being "turned up," that is sharpened and corked. Later on detachable
steel corks were introduced, and I
should very much like to know why
something of thc kind cannot be done
in Victoria? Where is the S. P. C. A.?
Kaiserhof   Hotel   Business   Man's
Lunch, 35c.
It is with a great deal of pleasure
that I learn that the three-manual organ, which was such a feature of St.
John's Church, has by no means finished its career of usefulness. It has
been thoroughly renovated and rebuilt by Mr. E. T. Roberts, the organ
expert from Vancouver, and is now
in first class condition. It is to be
reopened on Sunday next, the 19th
inst. at St. Paul's Church, Esquimalt,
and special services have been arranged for the occasion. The choir will
render appropriate music and special
preachers.will officiate. I was down
at St. Paul's quite recently and recognized my old friend*, but though the
front is the same to look upon, the
important "inside" is in a very different state* This removal of this
organ to St. Paul's is a matter of
much rejoicing amongst the congregation of that church and it is hoped
that very many who remember it
when it was in St. John's will be present on Sunday.
* *   *
The Union Bank Building is officially finished. That is to say, the
Union Bank itself has entered into
possession and is doing business at
the new stand. The Central Building
has been finished some little time. On
the other side of the passage-way
Messrs. Wilsons finished the alterations to their store a long time ago.
There are, therefore, new buildings 011
both sides of Trounce Avenue, but between these two blocks is a great gulf
fixed, and that gulf is Trounce Avenue. I 'have written before about
the disgraceful condition in which
this useful passage is allowed to remain, but that was before the present buildings were projected. Now
that they are all completed and offer
a sight pleasing to the tourist eye,
why should not something be done to
Trounce Avenue, so that it may become equally pleasing to the resident feet? At the time of writing it
is dirty; it is encumbered with wooden truck of various kinds; it has funny
little squares of timber dotted about
its surface; it is uneven and slopes
to the middle where a greasy sludge
wends its way to the West, and it is,
generally speaking, an eye-sore. Of
course the difficulty is that it is private property, but surely it is possible by some means or other to arouse
the owners to the necessity of putting it in order. I noticed some men
repairing a small patch on one side
of the alley on Wednesday. Patching
is not what is wanted, however. The
whole of Trounce Avenue should be
repaved ancl placed in keeping with
the buildings which front it on the
South side.
* *   *
There has been a great outcry of
recent clays against the prevailing
practice of small boys using their roller skates on the sidewalks and paved
streets. One can quite understand
the boys' point of view. To them it
must seem that the stars themselves
have fought on their behalf and have
been intrumental in getting ready
made rinks placed at the very doorsteps, and I for one do not blame the
boys a bit for indulging in the fascinating, if forbidden, occupation of
skating up and down those streets
which are so inviting. At the same
time I sympathize most heartily with
the unfortunate persons who have to
bear the infliction of the noise and
incidental inconvenience caused by
this practice. The people who are
really to blame are, of course, the
parents of the skaters. It would seem
that so long as they themselves are
not inconvenienced they don't care
how much their children may annoy
other people. This was exemplified
quite recently. One nerve-racked woman managed to catch a youthful offender and asked him why he couldn't
go and skate on his own street. To
this he replied that his mother would
not let him, as it made heT head ache.
This may appear too ingenuo is to be
true, but I had the story on the authority of the lady's husband and having some acquaintance with the lack
of consideration usually displayed by
the parents of "enfants terribles,"  I
fully believe it.
*   *   *
By the same token I was given to
understand quite lately that the Curfew By-law had1 again come into
force and that children of tender age
were no longer to be allowed to perambulate the street without adult
guidance. I have not been keeping
my eyes particularly open with respect to this question, but it seems
to me that there is not a very noticeable change in the composition of our
street crowds at night-time. I certainly observed two youngsters on
Wednesday night, whose years could
not have numbered more than twelve
apiece, walking about the town in
public places, no one saying them
nay. I wonder if this Curfew law is
another of those regulations whose
infractions are only apparent to the
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Season  1913-1913
The   following   Official League
Games   will    be    played in    the
"Arena,"     Victoria,    B. C,     as
scheduled below:
Dec. 13—Westminster vs. Victoria.
Dec. 27—Vancouver vs. Victoria.
Jan. 9—Westminster vs. Victoria.
Jan. 17—Vancouver vs. Victoria.
Jan. 3:—Westminster vs. Victoria.
Feb. 11—Vancouver vs. Victoria.
Feb. 21—Westminster vs. Victoria.
March 4—Vancouver vs. Victoria.
Matches start at 8.30 p.m.
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Dice or striped designs, j
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Telephone 1391 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1913
The Return of Peter Grimm
People go to the theatre to be
nused, to be instructed—or to sec
avid Warfield. I had never seen
m before Thursday night and went
ith the highest expectations; in the
an I was not disappointed.
It is perhaps almost superfluous to
iticise one who has securely en-
onced himself in the good opinion
td the affections of all the theatre-
>ers on this Continent. Without
;ing a great actor, David Warfield
a finished*, artistic, appealing actor
ith a most lovable personality. In-
:ed*, his personality is the chief fac-
r in his popularity.
Ke is one of the most natural men
ever saw on the stage and herein
:s his charm. In person he reminds
ie of Martin Harvey; he has the
me sweet, plastic, modulated voice
th the tones of pathos lingering in
ery accent. His* artistry, which con-
its of a  thousand  inimitable  little
theory, because with the example of
the greatest of all dramatists before
us, it might be difficult to criticize in
the abstract the theory of a ghost
"revisiting the pale glimpses of the
moon," but in the play under consideration the idea is carried so far
and developed in such a crude manner as to appear little other than a
The situation is not even skilfully
■handled; if it could be pardoned for
outraging all the proprieties and probabilities. Peter Grimm returns after death and through two whole
Acts stands about the stage, although
no one sees him but the audience,
and although he is unable, except in
the final moment to make himself
seen or heard by those with whom
he wishes to communicate.
He comes back to right a great
wrong; he is charged with information which he acquired since "passing
over," but he cannot be seen by mor-
spirit has* been carried away by Peter
Grimm; all the same it was carried
shoulder-high and in a suit of pyjamas, singing an old*-time ditty whicii
had been dished up several times during the play as a kind of "lett motif."
The verdict of any sane person on
such a play must be that, first, it is
not worth while; secondly, that, if
permissible, it could not possibly be
more incongruous or ludicrous; thirdly, that as a propaganda for spiritualism it defeats its purpose by arousing disgust; and last, that whether
or not there be such a thing as ghosts,
or spooks who return from the "Great
Beyond1," and try to pass messages
and even to crack jokes with the
denizens of this world, nothing can
be gained by attempting to portray
such experiences on the stage.
If the theory is false, its portrayal
is an outrage; if true, it is a still
greater outrage on things which are
as sacred as they are profound.
Victoria Theatre, January ao and ax
ches   and   "nuances"   recalls   the
liest and best work of John Hare,
n thirty years ago, as a comparably young man, he played all the
men characters in the Kendal pro-
tions.   I was reminded also of an*-
er fine piece of work of about the
|ie  period,  when  Beerbohm Tree,
cw-comer to British shores, played
elightful old French cure at the
market Theatre in  "The Parish
ot  having  seen   David   Warfield
re, I should be sorry to judge o(
entirely  on  his  performance  as
|er Grimm, for reasons which will
rwards  develop;   but  I   have  no
tation in classing him amongst the
t charming actors of the day, and
|hat special line of work which de-
ds a gentle personality, a pathetic
ner and a conception always in
minor key, with sorrow overhang-
and fateful doom always threaten-
it is  probable that  he  has no
hen one comes to the play, it is a
rent matter altogether,    By  no
ess  of reasoning am  I  able  to
Ive at a satisfactory conclusion as
Vhy David Belasco ever sent such
ar as David Warfield out on the
with a play which, after the first
i, jars the sensibilities, shocks the
|on and offends the religious and
itual sensibilities of every member
'he audience.
he play is written simply to ex-
t certain phases of spiritualism;
illustrate the return to earth of
who has "passed over." ft is not
ere reincarnation    of   the   ghost
tal eye, nor can he make himself
heard, although some of his attempts
in the latter direction are ludicrous.
The story of the author is that his
presence may be discerned by one
who loves him best, and the unfolding
of the play shows that his beloved
adopted daughter, Catherine, beautifully played by Janet Dunbar, was at
times conscious of his presence and
influence and had a vague impression
that she heard his voice. But the
whole theory appeared to be nebulous, and after vain attempts on thc
part of the scientific doctor, Andrew
McPherson, who considered himself
an expert in spiritualism, it remained
for a boy, the despised, ill-used creature of the play, at the moment of
his demise, when presumably his
physical powers were depleted and
his spirit triumphant, both to see and
to hear the returned Peter.
Yet even this pathetic incident terminated amid a storm of pathos of
the most amusing character. Indeed,
the device resorted to could only have
been conceived by an American playwright with a penchant for the grotesque.
Little Willie is carried downstairs
and laid on a couch to die. Another
boy of his size has already been secreted on the same couch under a
sheet. When Willie dies the ghost
of Peter Grimm carries him away and
they arc seen disappearing under thc
lime-light at the back of the stage,
while the doctor uncovers the other
boy on the couch, and contemplates
him, dead. The idea being that he is
looking at tlie body of William, whose
The only redeeming feature of a
horrible evening was the really splendid work of every member of the
company. Never has there been a
better all-round company in Victoria;
not even when we were honoured by
a visit from Forbes Robertson, and
that is perhaps as high praise as can
be given. But after all, David War-
field is far from being a Forbes
"Naughty Marietta"
On Monday evening last the Victoria Theatre was packed to witness
the first performance in Victoria of
Oscar Hammerstein's latest production, "Naughty Marietta." The production is a musical comedy; it can
hardly be called a comic opera. The
head and front of thc offending is
Miss Florence Webber, a chic, plump,
dainty damsel, who suggests, though
faintly, a comparison with the Lulu
Glaser of twenty years ago. Miss
Webber is a bouncing bit of femininity, the very embodiment of audacity
and assurance, who dances, sings and
kisses her way into the good graces of
her audience. I have seen worse ancl
better representatives of this type of
character, but as theatrical companies
go nowadays, she will pass muster.
Little can be said for the rest of the
company, it being typically American
and typically mediocre, although the
performance was redeemed    by   one
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Old Wine in
New Bottles
By Bohemian
There is hardly any subject which
is at the present moment exciting
such wide interest among people who
do a little thinking for themselves as
the Science of Divine Healing.
The truths affecting this profoundly interesting subject are set forth in
the literature of "Christian Science."
No modern cult has received more
criticism of an adverse character, and
probably no teaching in any age, since
that of the lowly Galilean, has been
assailed with greater bitterness.
The attack upon Christian Science
has been waged mainly by two classes
of people, the medical fraternity and
base imitators, who have professed
to attain some of the results achieved
by Christian Science through questionable means.
I am neither competent nor concerned at the moment to enter into
a defence of this remarkable school
of teaching and thought. Christian
Science, as collated and expounded by
Mrs. Eddy, is but a modern interpretation of truths as old as the hills.
There is nothing new in Christian
Science, but there is something decidedly new in the manner in which old
truths have been collected, co-related
and combined into a harmonious
The basis of Christian Science is
"healing." Its demonstration is in the
physical ills it has cured, but not less
in the lives it has reformed. People
who have not been brought into close
touch with its votaires hardly appreciate that the healing of physical ills
is not the end of Christian Science
teaching, but only a means to an end.
The real object is to bring the human
will into harmony with the Divine,
and it has not finished, but only just
begun its work when it has successfully treated some physical malady.
It is true that most people who join
the Christian Science Church have
first been the subjects of material
healing; they have naturally been led
to reflect on the principles underlying
the cure which often belies all the
predictions of the medical fraternity,
and to effect which Christian Science
has been evoked only as a "dernier
resort."    But  it is equally true that
having realized the benefits of a bodily
cure, they have followed the example
of the lame man, who was healed by
Peter and John at the gate of the
Temple, and have literally "leaped
up," acknowledging the Divine Power
which healed them and "entered into
the Temple."
The spread of the Christian Science
Church is indeed remarkable. It is a
Church whicii does no advertising,
publishes no statistics and seeks no
publicity. Its work is silent. Yet to
such an extent has a little leaven leav*
ened the whole mass of humanity that
a movement initiated less than forty
years ago by a sainted woman has already attained dimensions! which justify a comparison with the initiation
of the great Methodist Church founded by a man of similarly devout character and supreme intellect—John
In all the large cities of England,
the United States and Canada, and in
many of the small ones, there are
Christian Science churches. If one
goes to the public library in any of
these cities, he will find it difficult
to secure one of their books, so great
is the demand.
It is impossible to attribute the success of Christian Science teaching to
anything but Divine Power, as it is
impossible to attribute the reformation of life which follows devotion to
Christian Science teaching to anything but Divine influence.
The advocates of its teaching confidently believe that it is not merely
the Church of the Future, but that it
will ultimately become the Church
Universal. Whether this be so or not,
it must be admitted by the impartial
observer that Christian Science is
making marvellous headway, that it
is silently but certainly revolutionizing the attitude of Christian people
towards the orthodox churches and,
strangest of all, that it is effecting
this result entirely through the medium of its own literature, which is
based upon the Bible, and without
any aid from what the greatest of all
logicians and preachers called "the
foolishness of preaching."
A Queer Experiment
Written Specially for The Week
by J. Arthur Hill
Collaboraleur ivith Sir Oliver Lodge
We were in the smoking-room at
my friend Wainwright's Yorkshire
place, whither we had been invited
as usual for the annual grouse-murder. The time was late, and we
were having the final pipe and glass.
It had been a tiring day, and we were
too lazy for billiards, consequently we
had been telling yarns—using imagination instead of muscle. Nearly all
of us had contributed something to
the pool of heaped mendacity, when
it occurred to cheeky young Jones—
who had been specially productive—
that the Professor had not yet taken
Professor Sudermann was the
learned one of thc party. He was
not much of a sport, and he played
billiards with an exasperatingly absent-minded air, as if it were only a
game, and didn't matter. Wainwright asked him down sometimes,
because of a former chumminess at
Cambridge. Attraction of opposites;
for Wainwright was a boating man,
and a terrible forward at "footer,"
while Sudermann was always a swot.
He was now Professor of Experimental Physics at his old University; a
typical professor, long, gaunt, stoopy,
spectacled, silent.
Young Jones, I say, turned to the
darkish corner where Professor Sudermann appeared to be—judging
from the two spectacle-glasses which
gleamed at intervals through cloud*-
masses of Latakia smoke—and addressed him with the perkiness of
verdant and irrepressible youth.
"Now, Professor," chirped he, "it's
your innings. Start your engine, see
to  your  sparking-plug,   and   let  her
rip.    You mayn't have    shot    many
Royal Bengal tigers or flown across | electrons, each smaller than a printed
the Atlantic on a bi-plane, but no
doubt you've caught a salmon or two
in your time, so if you multiply the
weight by 'x', it'll make a yarn, and
I'll lend a hand with the longbow if
necessary.    Ksch!  Ksch!"
And Jones made the unspellable
noise with which a carter encourages
an elderly and too-reposeful horse.
The company smiled; partly at the
youngster's abundant impudence, and
partly at the idea of Professor Sudermann telling a story. We did not
think he was good for anything but
Science. One day when he was trying to "show friendly" to the butler,
some of us overheard him asking
casually—as if it were as normal a
topic of conversation as the weather
—whether the dip of the strata hereabouts was such as to show any good
outcrops of the Oolite. James was,
for once, non-plussed; but, recovering, said that if it didn't, Mr. Wainwright would doubtless see that it
did, for the Professor's next visit.
Which, for James, wasn't bad.
We were therefore somewhat surprised when, at Jones's cheeky invitation, Sudermann loomed forward
out of the murk, apparently prepared
for speech. Perhaps it was the
"I haven't done much salmon-fishing," said he, slowly, fixing Jones
with a steely eye, and evidently longing to cane him for mixed metaphors,
"and if I had I shouldn't think it
worth lying about."
"Relative of George Washington,"
murmured Jones, trying to twist a
baby moustache whose end hairs were
not long enough to stick together.
"I've heard of 'em, but never met one
"But," continued Sudermann, "I
happened to have, quite recently, a
curious experience which might perhaps interest you, in a mild sort of
He lay back in his chair, and veiled
himself once more in vaporous combustion-products. We were all attention, though dubious. We expected Science, if anything.   We got it.
"It was like this," began the Professor. "I knew a man at Cambridge
—Rowton by name—who had an extraordinary gift for research in* physics and chemistry. We worked together under Laybrooke—the famous
Cavendish Professor of that day—in
the Research Laboratories. After
leaving the University, I lost sight
of him. He had got an appointment
abroad, somewhere, and was away a
long time. Last year, however, I had
a letter from him, from a little country place called* Kirkley, in Lancashire. He wanted me to run down
and see him for a week-end. I did
"I found him living in a little brick
cottage. Two bedrooms, a living-
room, and a scullery. He did his
own cooking, and as much washing
and cleaning as he felt inclined to
do, which wasn't much. The cottage
was full of apparatus, and you fell
over retorts and test-tube stands and
jars of vitriol, at every turn. Row-
ton himself was dirty, shaggy and
didn't wear a collar. I thought he
was mad, and felt like turning tail.
However, I had always liked the man,
and his present condition horrified
me. I decided to stay antl see if I
could help him up into a civilized
style of living.
"Well, as you will have gathered,
Rowton was over head and ears in a
research. He had just made a great
discovery, or thought he had, and
he wanted to go over the thing with
me. He also wanted me to help in
some further experimentation on
similar lines. I shall have to tell you
what it was, but I'll be as popular
as I can."
Jones yawned slightly. The Science was coming. The others were
interested, for the Professor looked
unwontedly excited.
"As you no doubt know," he continued, "it has been found by Thomson, Rutherford and other physicists,
that the atoms of matter are not indivisible particles, as was once
thought. They are composed of still
smaller particles, called electrons. An
atom of hydrogen, magnified to the
size of this room, would present itself as an almost empty space (filled
with the Ether, really) in which 700
full stop, are flying about. These
electrons are not yet understood.
Some think they are nothing but centres of force, or perhaps holes or
knots in the Ether. However, that is
"pure" Science, and does not concern
us now.
"Turn now to explosives. Hitherto,
all explosives have done their business by combining with oxygen; the
resulting products occupying greater
space than the original matter, a
bust-up follows. But the products
are still there, though gaseous. Now
what do you think would happen if,
instead of disintegrating molecules,
we could disintegrate atoms? This
is what Rowton had succeeded in doing. He had discovered how to untie the knots, thus reducing electrons
to imperceptible Ether. With their
reduction to Ether the atom vanishes.
And when the atoms vanish, Matter
itself disappears."
"I thought Matter was indestructible," said Wainwright.
"So it was formerly thought," replied the Professor. "It isn't thought
so now, though no one before Row-
ton had discovered how to annihilate
"Well, as I say, Rowton had made
the discovery, and had experimented
successfully on small particles of matter. But he wanted another pair of
hands, and another head, before he
went into elaborate experimentation.
He naturally wanted someone he had
known, and* could trust. The thing
was important. If it could be worked
on a large scale, it would apparently
be possible to destroy the whole
earth; perhaps even the solar system;
or indeed the whole material universe,
It would not be safe to put power
like that into the hands of a pessimist like Schopenhauer. Some day,
when feeling particularly bilious, he
might decide to blow up the whole
creation. Luckily, Rowton's liver
was all right.
"Our first experiment was on a pair
of ordinary scissors. (I can't tell you
the method, for you wouldn't understand.) It was entirely successful.
After only a few minutes' exposure
to the treatment, the scissors' outlines
began to blur, and the brightness faded. Then the steel gradually became
translucent, and, finally, after appearing as two crossed lines of trembling
vapour, the scissors vanished. (They
were not dissolved in anything; they
were in a vacuum chamber, and were
not in contact with any liquid; the
method was purely electrical, not
chemical.) But a curious thing then
happened. We found that the matter of the scissors, though destroyed,
had left behind it a lot of liberated
energy; as if, in a materialised thing,
the energy became partly latent, as
in the freezing of ice. And the
amount of energy set free by destroying these scissors was surprisingly
great. Moreover, it was ideational as
well as physical. The idea of scissors
is to cut. Accordingly, there was a
"cutting eneregy" left behind when
the material implement vanished; and
we began to find everything cut. Our
clothes, the carpets, everything that
scissors could cut, were cut and sliced
in every direction. Luckily, our biological energy was a repellent, and
our bodies escaped; though we continually felt something trying to cut
our hands and faces, without success.
"The day after we killed the scissors, we had to stay in bed because
our clothes wouldn't hold together,
the cutting having made further progress during the night. The bedclothes were cut also, but by heaping
up the pieces they kept us warm all
right. We didn't want to make talk
in the village, so we sent the milkman with a telegram to my London
tailor, ordering two suits of strong
leather. I suppose he must have
thought we'd gone mad. And, as it
happened, they were not needed, for
the cutting subsided and worked itself out before they arrived. Exactly
how this cutting happened I don't
know. It seems queer that non-material scissors could cut material stuff.
I can't explain it. I simply state the
"Then Rowton wanted to experiment on> a living animal. He wanted
to see the effect on life-force. So we
caught a stray cat, and exposed it to
treatment. It vanished all right but
for a week or so we were tormented
at  night  by  its  yowling,  and  dead
mice lay around like Autumn leave!
in Vallonibrosa. They couldn't see ifl
you know, so it had a great advaifl
tage  over  them.    Well,   the  cuttin|
had  lasted about thirty  hours;    th
yowling and mouse-killing   about.
week.   That is, the cat's ghost—or \\
psychic constituents—its "idea"—tool
longer to evaporate into the generf
world-soul, than did the ghost of tlj
scissors.   If we could   have   disintj
grated the ghost along with the ma
terial  body,  we  could  have  avoide*
all this, but we hadn't thought of
ancl if we had, we didn't know how •
do it.
"Then Rowton wanted    to try
man.    He  suggested  me.  But  I  d|
clined the honour, as I happened
want to keep my body a little whil
longer.   So he decided to go himsel
Naturally I had all the details to si
to, after he had placed himself in t|
apparatus.   He faded beautifully,
was a fine experiment. I am thinkirl
of reading a paper on it before tlj
British Association next year, but}
can't decide which section ought
have it—the Physical or the AnthrJ
"By the way, it is curious how \\
quisitive the average villager seen
to be.    I had great difficulty in e|
plaining what had become of Rowtcj
I had decided to say that he had bel
suddenly called away (which was tr|
in a way) but I was so interested |
the scientific aspect of the affair th
I believe I sometimes said it wasl
funeral and sometimes a wedding a|
sometimes business, that he'd had
go to.   Somehow the villagers seem|
to dislike me. I left as soon as I
the apparatus packed up for remo\|
to my laboratory."
The Professor sighed deeply.
"It turned out useless," he said,
had most culpably omitted to leal
from Rowton the exact compositij
of one of the electrodes, which
lost and could not be replaced."
He sighed again, looked at his pi|
which was out, ancl stood up, as if |
go to bed.
"But what's the finish to the storjl
asked two of us together, expostull
ing.   "What about Rowton's ghosl
"Oh," said Sudermann, a little i|
patiently, "it's still fooling round,
fancy it wants to come back, bull
can't do that. We can't put a bq
together again for it. I'm not
blame. If he does want to come bl
—well, he ought to have thought!
that before he went. Eh? See hil
No, I can't see him—I'm only cl
scious of his presence—his "ideal
and it causes a kind of obsession
abnormal passion for research wd
But it's getting weaker—the ghosl
disintegrating,—and I shall be freej
him soon*. Scissors a day, cat a we]
Rowton—say—six months. On
estimate, his time is nearly up. Sl|
be very glad. Nice fellow, and
tyr to Science and all that, you kn|
but he's a bit of a nuisance now
he hasn't got his body. Feels unusj
so to speak.
"But it is getting late, particul^
for boys like Jones here," and
Professor's goggles swept a seatj
light round the circle, "so we'd be|
be off to bed.   I've some writing
do yet, but I'll do it in my room.'j
As we went upstairs, feeling
a little jumpy about dark corners,
regarding with some distrust a
tain on the first landing whicii sw|
and rustled    in a hypothetical
quite unaccountable draught   as
passed, young Jones said to me;—|
"Look her, is Professor Sudem
mad, or is he trying to take a rise
of us?"
"Ask him in the morning," said
But he didn't.
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E. W. Vinall—Hollywood—Dwelling    3,000
Jalland Bros.—Howe—Dwelling   3,500
Jalland Bros.—Howe—Dwelling   4,000
anuary 11—
W. A. Deaville—Garbally—Dwelling   2,600
C. Martin—Cowan—Dwelling  1,750
Walter E. Allen—Jackson—Dwelling   500
Bristol Bros.—Davie—Dwelling   6,800
Bristol Bros.—Davie—Dwelling  3,200
A. C. Gordon—Bushby—Dwelling   3,000
anuary 13—
Mrs. Ada Lacey—Chapman—Dwelling    2,100
Trustees First Baptist Ch.—Fisguard—Church   100,000
Smund Singh—Maple—Dwelling   1,400
P. W. Linakin—Moss—Dwelling   3,000
|anuary 14—
Mrs. E. S. Gunn—View and Quadra—Store  120
C. J. Moore—Trent—Dwelling   3,400
Parfitt Bros.—Grant—Dwelling  7,400
S. C. Richards—Foul Bay Rd.—Dwelling  3,000
S. C. Richards—Foul Bay Rd.—Stable, etc  500
J. B. Watson—Skinner—Garage  200
lominion Has Most Extensive Fisheries in the World—Commercial Food
Fishes in Great Variety
Canada possesses the most extensive fisheries in the world. The
laters in and around the Dominion contain the principal commercial
pod fishes in greater abundance than the waters of any other part of
[e world. The fertility of Canadian waters is shown by the fact that
Imrt from salmon, all the lobsters, herring, mackerel and sardines,
|.arly all the haddock, and many of the cod, hake and pollock landed
Canada are taken from within our territorial waters. The coast
lie of the Atlantic provinces, from the Bay of Fundy to the Straits of
"pile Isle, without taking into account the lesser bays and indentations,
leasures over 5,000 miles; and along this great stretch are to be found
pnimerable natural harbours and coves, in many of which valuable
|h are taken in considerable quantities with little effort.
On the Pacific coast, the province of British Columbia, owing to
immense number of islands, bays and fiords, which form safe ancl
Isily accessible harbours, has a sea-washed shore of 7,000 miles.
|ong this shore and within the limits of the territorial waters, there
fish and mammals in greater abundance, probably, than anywhere
[_ in the whole world.
Lakes Stocked With Fish.—In addition to this salt-water fishing
_a, we have in our numerous lakes no less than 220,000 square miles
I fresh water, abundantly stocked with many species of excellent food
Ihes. In this connection, it may be pointed out that the area of the
fctinctly Canadian waters of what are known as the Great Lakes—Su-
[rior, Huron, Erie and Ontario—forms only one-fifth part of the total
ea of the larger fresh-water lakes of Canada.
The fisheries of the Atlantic coast may be divided into two dis-
Itct classes: the deep-sea, and the inshore or coastal fisheries. The
lep-sea fishery is pursued in vessels of from 40 to 100 tons, carrying
lews of from 12 to 20 men. The fishing grounds worked on are the
■veral banks, which lie from 20 to 90 miles off the Canadian coast,
lie style of fishing is that of "trawling" by hook and line. The bait
Bed is chiefly herring, squid and capelin; and the fish taken are prin-
pally cod, haddock, hake, pollock and halibut.
Men and Boats Employed.—The inshore or coastal fishery is car-
Id on in small boats with crews of from two to three men; also in a
liss of small vessels with crews of from four to seven men.   The
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Drawing  Office  Supplies
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Phone 1534       Victoria, B. C.
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Vidtoria, B. C.
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bll Winch Building
Vancouver, B. C.
We are Joint Owners
and Sole Agents of
Fort George Townsite
on the Main Line of the »G. T. P.
Transcontinental and the Northern
Terminus o- the Pacific and Great
Eastern Railway.
Also on the line of all Railroads
building or projected through Central
B. C. and the Peace River District.
And at the Junction of over One
Thousand Miles of Navigable Waterways.
FORT GEORGE is the Natural
Gateway to the Peace River District,
being closer to the very heart of the
Peace River Country than is Edmonton.
FORT GEORGE will be the wholesale supply point, the manufacturing
and railroad centre for the Great Inland Empire of Central and Northern
B. C, and the hcace River alone
contains over One Hundred Million
Acres of rich agricultural, mineral,
timber and coal lands.
There will be some cities and many
towns and villages in this vast rich
territory, but large or small they must
all pay tribute to
which fact will be apparent to all who
investigate   intelligently.     Many    fortunes   will   bc   made   in   business   and
investments by investing quickly.
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Telephone 4169
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The Rent Makes Payments
on this Positive House
We can deliver for only $500 cash, a practically new, modern, 5
roomed cottage, modern in every way, with cement floor in basement,
furnace pipes, fireplace, built-in bookcases, etc. The lot is within
half a block of the Oak Bay Car. Line. Garage built six months
ago. There are several fine Oak trees on the property. The owner
has a client who will take lease for six months at $35.00 per month.
The payments are only $35.00 per month.
Will you let us show you this at once
Price $4500
With $500 cash and $35 per month
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Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Agent
Conveyancer and Notary Public
Established 1858
Commercial   Union  Assurance  Co.,   Ltd.
of London, England
Canada Accident Insurance Company
Imperial Underwriters' Corporation
Northern  Counties   Investment  Trust,   Limited
of Bradford, England.
1007 Government Street
Victoria, B. C.
Chai. Hayward
Reginald Hayward
F. Caselton
The B. C. Funeral Co.
(Successors to Charles Hayward)
Late of 1016 Government Street, have removed to their new building,
734 Broughton Street, above Douglas.
Phones 1135,  a»36,  a»37.  "39,
Established 1867 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1913
means of capture employed by boat fishermen are gill-nets, hooks and
lines, both hand-line and trawl; and from the s'hore are operated trap-
nets, haul-seines and weirs. The commercial food fishes taken inshore
are the cod, hake, haddock, pollock, halibut, herring, mackerel, ale-
wife, shad, smelt, flounder and sardine. The most extensive lobster
fishery known is carried on along the whole of the eastern shore of
Canada, whilst excellent oyster beds exist in many parts of the Gulf
of St. Lawrence; notably on the north coast of Prince Edward Island,
and in the Northumberland Straits.
The salmon fishery is the predominant one on the Pacific coast;
but an extensive halibut fishery is carried on in the northern waters of
British Columbia, in large, well-equipped steamers and vessels. The
method of capture is by trawl-lining, dories being used for setting and
hauling the lines, as in the Atlantic deep-sea fishery.
Herring are in very great abundance on the Pacific coast, and provide a plentiful supply of bait for the halibut fishery.
In the inland fisheries, the various means of capture in use are
gill-nets, pound-nets, seines, and hook-and-line to a great extent. The
principal commercial fishes caught are wMtefish, trout, pickerel, pike,
sturgeon and fresh-water herring—the latter in the Great Lakes of
Ontario only.
Value of the Fisheries.—The total marketed value of all kinds of
fish, fish products and marine animals taken by Canadian fishermen in
both the sea and inland fisheries, during the year ended March 31st,
1912, amounted to $34,667,872.
Never before has the total value of the fisheries of Canada passed,
or even reached, the thirty million dollar mark. The value for 1911
reached $29,965,433, which, up to that time, was the highest ever recorded; thus the total for the year under review surpasses that high
mark with an extraordinary advance of $4,702,439.
To the total sea fisheries contributed $30,842,875, and the inland
fisheries $3,824,997.
These results were produced by 65,926 fishermen, who manned
1,648 vessels and tugs and 36,761 boats; together with 25,206 workers
who were employed on shore in the various canneries, fish-houses, etc.,
preparing the fish for market. It will thus be seen that the number of
people directly employed in this great industry is little short of 100,000.
Of the boats, no fewer than 5,580 used gasoline engines as a means
of propulsion, there being 992 added to the motor boat fleet since the
preceding year.
I turned away with a shudder of
disgust. The place seemed a very
Gehenna of crude and horid emotions.
Nemo street was now crowded with
outsiders, causing it to assume an unusual importance in the eyes of its
dwellers. Ordinarily kind-hearted to
one another, they had forgotten the
plight of the wife and mother upstairs
and were eagerly detailing the horrid
details of the crime to those latecomers who seemed to esteem themselves unfortunate in that they had
not seen it. As I proceeded on my
errand a hand was laid upon my
shoulder and I turned to look into
the eyes of Burke, a headquarters detective.
"What you doing here, Manning?"
he queried. "Someone told me that
you had gone out of the newspaper
"I have," I answered, "I just happened along with Pat. He's gone to
turn the story in."
"That bloke saw it all," stuck in
an officious bystander.
"Not on your life," I answered,
anxious lest I should be dragged into
the case and my whereabouts revealed to the public. I wanted to be left
to pursue my slum studies in peace.
"On the square, Burke, there's lots
of these people here saw more than
I did."
"I can't get anything out of them,"
growled Burke. "They're all on the
side of the fellow that did the trick—
"From what I can gather," I answered, "it was a drunken row, and
Moriarity seemed to have been the
"It seems that way," Burke acknowledged. "Moriarity's been bagged a dozen times or more for just
that kind of thing. Well, I won't
bother you if you don't want me to.
I guess I'll get along and send out a
general alarm for Flynn."
As we walked down the street, the
heat again seemed unbearable. But,
trying to forget it, I told Burke about
the plight of the family in the third
floor back rooms. The big fellow's
eyes filled with tears as he listened.
"God!" he exclaimed. "It's fearful.
But it's always the same. It isn't
the actual culprits themselves that
suffer—it's those dependent upon
them—those that care for them that
have to bear the brunt of it all. If
there's anything that I can do to help
them, Manning, let me know, will
I stood and watched Burke walking away after he left me at the corner of the street. He was of the type
of policeman that I have never ceased to wonder at and admire. He was
gruff, rough-spoken, all bark, with
very little bite, except such as his
duty forced him to. In my police
court days as a reporter I had seen
him and his fellow detectives perform
countless kindly actions for the benefit of those in trouble and their families. Burke, like many of his pals,
seemed always to be thinking, "There,
but for the grace of God, goes Burke."
—Kenneth Douglas in The Canadian
The hill forests of the United Provinces and the Punjab in India hold
very extensive stores of spruce with
which is associated the well-known
silver fir. Both these species yield
timber somewhat similar to the European deal which is used for planking,
tea boxes, packing cases and shingles.
If creosoted the timber should be
suitable for railway sleepers. It
would yield enormous quantities of
cheap planking, and there is little
doubt that the wood both of the Himalayan spruce and silver fir would be
excellent for the manufacture of
matches and for wood pulp. The
trees grow to a very large size, with
a girth of 20 feet and a height of 200
feet is by no means, uncommon.—
American Forestry.
Church announcement in an exchange reads
as follows:
"Next Sunday; hell; its state and duration.
You are welcome."
Just like mother used
to make only
The Palace of Sweets
747 Fort Street
Victoria, B. C.
Quinte mineral claim, situate in the Victoria!
Mining  Division   of  Sooke  District,   aboutl
one-half mile southeast of East Sooke P.O.I
TAKE notice that I, Henry B. Thomson!
Free  Miner's Certificate No.  67823B, intend!
sixty days form the date hereof, to apply tol
the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Im-1
provements,  for  the  purpose  of  obtaining al
Crown Grant of the above claim.   t 1
And further take notice that action, underl
section 8s must he commenced before the is-|
sue of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of January A.D., 1013.I
H.  B.  THOMSON.   "
jan 18 mar 1
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that Mrs. Margaret SlmpI
son, of Seattle, Washington, occupation Marl
ried Woman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described lands:—I
Commencing at a post planted on Wesf
boundary and about 13 chains South
North-east corner of Lot 390; thence easl
60 chains; thence north 40 chains; thenci
west 80 chains, more or less, to east shorC
of Nitinat Lake; thence southerly following!
shore to north boundary of Lot 390; thencif
east and south following boundary of Lol
390 to point of commencement; containing
about 320 acres.
Dated  December 9th,  1912.
William Simpson,
jan. 11 mar.
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice that Arthur Sykes, of Hud!
dersfield,     England;     occupation,     Woolleil
Manufacturer;   intends  to  apply   for  permisi
sion   to   purchase    the   following    describe*
lands:—Commencing at a post planted aboul
40 chains east from the northeast corner ol
Lot 49; thence north 60 chains; thence wes!
80  chains;   thence   soutii   Oo   chains;   thenc!
cast  80  chains  to  point  of  commencement^
containing 480 acres more or less.
Dated December 8,  1912.
Applicant, j
an   11 niar
. Make your Building more prominent and
easily located by means of exterior lighting.
We quote Low Flat Rates for this Class of
Full Particulars Cheerfully Given
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Light and Power Department Telephone 1609
Where We Are
By Hector Macpherson
■Delusions die hard.   One particular
fusion which has had a long lease of
is that trade follows the flag. In
fmony with this is the well-known
Jgo policy of a big Navy in order
I facilitate    and    protect    Britain's
Irld-wide  trade.  A  modification  of
Is policy is implied in the Protec-
Inist cry that trade    follows    the
Iriff. Inasmuch as tariff wars are in
liger of developing   into    military
Irs, we must have behind our trade
tanizations huge armaments, so as
1 be  prepared  for  all  emergencies,
le real truth of the matter is that
■de follows   industry   and   intelli-
fice.    Industry we have   in   abun-
nce.   In point of industrial capacity
British worker takes a high posi-
In. Looking at the matter from this
[int of view, the author of "Imdus-
al Efficiency" concludes that, judg-
from a close comparison of work
|ne in a representative business in
North with that done elsewhere,
J takes eleven men in America to do
k work of ten men in England." As
|has been put, the American flags
the German lags behind the Eng-
iman.   In the words of the author
I "The Future of England": "As re-
jds the competency of our artisans,
|ndon of itself answers, the great-
port and t*-e greatest city in the
Irld.   Having no coal and no cheap
Jn,  London,  when   material    bulks
Ige in manufacture, has a relatively
lak economic hold. But all is com-
lisated by her wonderful workmen,
lanks to them, she is the best fuller  of  manufactures,  the  best  fit-
|g shop and repairing    shop    ever
awn.   Without a staple industry, or
jlominant group of trades, exposed
[every point to universal competi-
[n, she is still pre-eminent in variety
(she turns out the rare luxuries of
Iterday into  the  universal    neces-
ics of tomorrow,  and    constantly
pes the standard of living for all
peoples of the globe."
Much Leeway to Make Up
Phis, so far, is highly satisfactory,
if the intelligence, or rather edu-
lon, of our workers kept pace with
|ir industry, we should have noth-
to fear in the contest for indus-
11 supremacy. Compared with Am-
ia and Germany, we are weak on
side of national education. Not
the workers, but the middle
fses, have much leeway to make up
are they are alongside of our
I's. Thirty years ago Matthew
|io!d pointed out that the bulk of
middle classes of this country
re worse educated than the corre-
(nding class in Germany, Switzer-
1, Holland, Belgium and the Unit-
IStates. He had clear views as to
J remedy. He advocated good ele-
|itary schools for youths up to the
of thirteen, secondary schools
laying them on to sixteen, along
technical schools parallel with
I secondary schools. Within recent
Vs public opinion has been waken-
lin regard to this matter, but a
|vt deal remains to be done before
national education is in anything
a state of efficiency. Take the
of Germany. The 9,000,000
|_ol children in Germany, we are
are ocmpelled to attend up to
| age of fourteen, after which age
must attach themselves to an
liing continuation school for three
rs longer. A pupil, by obtaining
Itisfactory certificate from a sec-
pry school, can secure entry into
Sin university courses, which
|n lead the way into some impor-
professions. Another feature of
man education is the technical
schools, where education is spe-
ly directed to industrial efficiency,
lese high schools are nothing less
|i the headquarters of modern sci-
, where a staff, comprising the
|t renowned scientists, plan, from
! retorts and microscopes of their
|.ratories, campaigns against na-
and the conquest .of the commer-
world." Tn this direction we in
country are also moving, and
jjgress is being made. State-aided
_ndary as,well as elementary edition is now, receiving attention and
leginning his been made with con
tinuation schools. In large industrial
centres technical education has become part of the educational programme.
Where Germany Leads
Still, in thoroughness and organization the system is still in the germ.
The numbers in the secondary schools
are comparatively few, and those who
attend, according to the official report, "come in too late, and go out
too early. How far behind we still
are is seen in* the statement that England and Wales possess only 166,000
students of this type, compared with
the 630,000 students in Germany in
similar institutions. It is cheering to
note that a desire for technical education is spreading among the artisan
class. Institutions of this kind are
fairly well attended by apprentices,
though it must be admitted that working men as a body are more absorbed
in purely class literature than in education in their own special trades. In
some of our public libraries the department set apart for technical literature receives much less attention
than the department filled with Socialist and like controversial books.
Our workers are looking for a short
cut to prosperity, and fail to take full
advantage of the means at their disposal for at one and the same time
improving their industrial and their
intellectual positions. A great impetus would be given to the educational movements if it were universally recognized that our industrial supremacy is bound up, not with our
Army and Navy, but with our national ability to utilize the latest scientific discoveries in all branches of
commerce and manufacture. Where
German competition has affected our
trade, it has come through her superior education, and not from her increased armaments.—(Reynold's.)
The Man with The
Open Mind
That the prominent business men
of the western States are thoroughly
alive to the vast importance of the
forest conservation movement was
shown by an address by F. C. Knapp,
of the Portland Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Knapp at the convention
of the Western Forestry and Conservation Association in Seattle said:
"We have a gigantic task before us
in the eradication of the false theories
and unworthy ideals that go to make
up the average American's convictions
on the subject of conservation.
"I have always thought that Diogenes was on the wrong trail; it is
not so much the "honest man" that
is the rarest among mortals, but the
man with an open mind.
"We have to fight not only human
inertia—which, paradoxically enough,
is the strongest force in Nature—but
we have to combat prejudice and uproot tradition.
"We are a whole nation of prodigal
sons. We are not only wasteful but
we glory in our wastefulness.
"Thrift is not in our category of
"Indeed, we are prone to look upon
thrift not as a virtue, but as a makeshift of little people.
"Eve was not obliged to pare her
potatoes thin and we of the bounteous
West have been accustomed to consider ourselves as dwellers in a Garden of Eden from whence we could
look with no little scorn upon the
frugal ways of the New England
housewife. But there came a time
"when Adam delved and Eve span,"
and now our own day of reckoning is
at hand.
"If we would stay in our Garden
of Eden we must not only pare the
potatoes thin, but we must plant the
parings. We must not only cut the
ripe timber with due regard for that
which should make further growth,
but we must use the slashings and reforest the hillsides. We waste $50,-
000,000 and sacrifice fifty lives a year
in forest fires and have been doing it
for a generation.
"Thus it is up to you and me, the
members of this association, to correct the false popular impression and
to make known everywhere the fact
that conservation is not only a policy
to which the Government is committed, but, in  its    broadest    sense,    it
means a new national idealism toward
which officials, lumbermen and laity,
alike, are striving.
"And so our task becomes the delicate and difficult one of popularizing
an ideal. Each of us—associates, confederates, fellow-workers, sincere-
men 'combined for a common purpose'—must go back to our several
communities and take home to them
through all our other varied associations the lesson that we have conned
here together. It is the lesson that
is taught every boy scout and camp
fire girl; the lesson that should be
taught to every lumberman, logger,
sportsman, taveller and child—the lesson of personal responsibility for national conservation."
The Overseas Club
It will be surprising if the visit to
Wanganui of Mr. Evelyn Wrench and
Miss Wrench, who are on a world
tour in the interests of the Overseas
Club, does not result in a substantial
increase in local interest being given
to that very live and far-reaching Imperial organization. These emissaries
of Empire, for so they may truthfully be styled, have undertaken the
great work upon which they are now
engaged from purely patriotic motives. And they are well fitted foi
their task. We are revealing no secret when we say that to Mr. Wrench
is largely due the credit for the successful organization of the Club and
its almost phenomenal growth in
every part of the King's Dominions.
True, Lord Northcliffe and his paper
"The Daily Mail" have rendered invaluable service, and have given the
movement not only generous monetary support, hut a world-wide publicity which has done much to enthrone
it in popular favour. The constitution
of the Overseas Club is essentially
non-political and non-sectarian. It has
a creed to which every loyal subject
can unhesitatingly subscribe, and its
objects are entirely praiseworthy.
Yesterday, accompanied by the local
honorary secretary. Mr. L. D. Paterson, Mr. and Miss Wrench spent a
busy day. In the forenoon they paid
a visit to the Girls' College, where, in
the College Hall, they delivered brief
addresses to the assembled pupils.
The Lady Principal, Miss Cruickshank, gave the visitors a cordial reception, and, after hearing their interesting exposition of the Club's aim
and work, expressed her full sympathy with their mission. Miss
Wrench, like her brother, is an exceptionally pleasant speaker, and in the
few minutes she occupied she succeeded in impressing the girls with the
responsibility attaching to their Imperial citizenship. She made it quite
clear to her youthful hearers that the
work of Empire building, in its best
ancl widest sense, was by no means
merely a man's job, and she appealed
to them to co-operate in setting a
high moral standard such as would
prove helpful in the noble work of
character buildiug. Mr. and Miss
Wrench were afterwards shown over
the College, in which they were greatly interested. They then proceeded to
the Collegiate School, where the Rev.
I. Ll. Dove ancl the boys accorded
them a hearty reception. Mr. Wrench
delivered a very interesting and instructive half-hour's address, which
was appropriately supplemented by
Miss Wrench, and the boys in return
showed their appreciation of the patriotism of the visitors by giving them
three ringing cheers. The party were
entertained at luch, and were afterwards shown over the buildings and
grounds.—The Wanganui Chronicle,
New Zealand, Dec. 10, 1913.
The Week accepts no responsibility for
the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted whether
signed by the real name of the writer
or a nom de plume, but the writer's
name and address must be given to the
Editor as an evidence of bona fides. In no
case will it be divulged without consent.
The Week,
'Victoria, B. C:
Dear Sirs,—At a meeting of the
Publicity Committee of the Victoria
Citizen's Committee, the following
rules for Poster Competition were
drawn up, and I will ask you to give
publicity to this matter at once in
your paper as we are extremely anxious to have designs sent in to us by
all the leading artists of the city, as
we have decided to use this poster
on all our advertising for the Carnival
1. Designs must be of nautical
character, representing small craft.
2. That the design must suggest
3. That the design must introduce
Victoria Carnival Week—August 4th
to 9th, 1913.
4. Designs must include Parlia-
Buildings, Victoria.
5. Designs must be in three colours.
6. Only poster size, 2 by 3 feet.
7. All designs to be sent in to
Committee without name or identification marks. Sealed letter with artist's name and address to be enclosed
with each drawing.
Competition to close February 14,
The cash prize of $25.00 to be given
and all drawings sent in to be the
property of the Committee.
For any information! regarding this
competition please apply to the Secretary, Victoria Citizens' Committee,
P. O. Box 1311.
Salesman: "There you are, gentlemen, the
greatest invention of the age."
Passer-by (stopping to listen): "What is
Salesman: "A magnetised keyhole plate
for front doors. Tt will attract an ordinary
steel key from a distance of two feet. All
you have to do is to take out your key at
night and hang on to it."
Three men were injured in the rush to
Victoria, Jam 14, 1913.
The Editor, The Week:
Dear Sir,—I congratulate The
Week upon the trenchant independence displayed in the article upon
"Journalistic Ethics" in its last issue.
Upon more than one occasion I
have been permitted to "walk into the
parlour" to be tortured by the proverbial spider.
I have sent letters to the Daily Colonist, duly signed, in compliance with
the strict and exceptional rules of
that paper; and was promptly attacked upon* two occasions over well
chosen names, not to be found in the
Directory or anywhere, as far as I
could find, on Vancouver Island. As
liberties were taken in those letters
with me, by name, I sent replies
which were rejected. Twice I asked,
privately, the reason why ancl upon
each occasion was told the letters
"had not been received," although
placed in the Colonist's letter box. In
the last of these letters from your
contemporary dated January 8th T
was highly complimented by the writer informing me many letters were
thrown into the waste-paper basket,
"but mine never."
I can't account for these vagaries,
unless the Colonist has pet aversions,
like I am told the Devil has for holy
water. L. M.
the park being so well  lighted.  But
Los Angeles is a tourist resort.
We are told that Victoria is a tourist resort, but where can a stranger
or visitor go in the evening unless he
walks the streets1 or goes to a 10-cent
picture show? He cannot go to the
places whicii ought to be made the
most attractive for him.
The suggestion of a People's Palace
behind the Empress Hotel is a good
one, but to build swimming baths
alone on such valuable land as is suggested by some of our city fathers is,
in my opinion, a mistake. Swimming
baths, as a rule, are about as attractive as is the Empress Hotel laundry,
with about a thousand times more
noise thrown in, as swimming baths
are mainly patronized by a naturally
noisy and yelling crowd of juveniles.
If a People's Palace with Winter
Garden, Aquarium, etc., cannot be
built soon, the land could be grassed
and made more attractive and in
keeping with the fine buildings near
it. Haye the baths by all means and
place them in a handy but less prominent position, say on some of the
unused and unsightly park land at
the end of Superior or Michigan
streets, and nearer to the salt-water,
and also where there would be no
kick coming about the drainage for
the bath water and where the noise
would not be any annoyance to the
patrons of a concert room, etc.
Yours respectfully,
Poultry Farming in the Okanagan
Fuller Avenue,
Kelowna. B. C,
Jan. 3rd, 1912.
The Editor of The Week:
Dear Sir,—We held our first annual
Poultry Show of the Kelowna Poultry and Pet Stock Association on
January 2nd and 3rd. The show was
a great success. The judge, Mr. W.
Edwards of Victoria, was pleased with
the arrangements, which reflected
credit on the president, superintendent and secretary.
The association, which was only
formed in June last, has grown rapidly, having now 100 members. Its
work in the district has been beneficial. The Sunny Okanagan is an
ideal locality for poultry with its
numerous apple, pear and peach orchards and poultry farming affords a
means of living comfortably while the
trees are maturing, besides being a
very interesting hobby.
To the Editor of The Week:
Dear Sir,—I was sorry to see that
you had left out of the good suggestions you mention in The Week of
Decemebr 21st on "Victoria's Wants,"
the necessity of lighting up Beacon
Hill Park and the lighting and improving of Dallas Road. At present
our park is almost as dark and lonesome at night time as is Strathcona
Park. There is no need to light up
Strathcona Park at present, but Beacon Hill Park should be lighted up.
It is within a few minutes walk of
the Post Office and is practically in
the centre of Victoria. A friend of
mine who is wintering in Los Angeles tells mc that he can read his
newspaper at night in the park there.
Canadian Patriotism
We do not like to use the word
"bluff" in connection with this naval
"demonstration," so let us say
"bounce." When the proposed gift
was first mooted we asked whether
it was to be absolutely unconditional,
or whether the ships were to remain
either under the control or at the
call of the Canadian Government.
We knew what we were talking
about. And now the whole country
knows. Thc ships are to be lent to
us, to be kept up at our expense till
Canada wants them back—as assuredly she will do. In the meantime,
she is to be represented on the Imperial Defence Committee, and is thus
to have a voice in our general foreign
policy. Wc do not often agree with
The Daily News, but we are heartily
in accord with it when it says that
"the political consequences of the
proposal may be very grave, and
there is little evidence that they havc
been considered with corresponding
care." We do not, however, agree
that because of the offer, our own
Naval Estimates should be reduced.
Such a course would be a folly second
only in degree to that of accepting
the offer—on the terms proposed. It
is not good enough.—(John Hull).
They were discussing the relative positions
of various countries as musical centres. Germany seemed to have the most votaries, much
to the evident displeasure of one excitable
Italian, who wished liis own country to carry
off tiie palm.
"Italy is turning out the most musicians,
and has always turned out the most!" he
"Ach, Heavens!" exclaimed a German present, "can you planie her?"
A Delicate Matter
Well Handled
The testimony of Mary Goode, an
employing prostitute, about the tribute
levied on her by policemen, followed
by corroborative testimony* by other
women in the same trade, has brought
on a general discussion of the whole
subject that it concerns, ancl the possibility or impossibility of doing anything for or with the women of the
street. The chief encouragement for
such discussion springs from recognition that their state now in New York
is about as bad as it can be, and no
change could well make it worse.
The good point about that condition is that it may help to prevent
"the oldest profession" from becoming too attractive or too remunerative. A very bad point about it is
that it permits a lot of unspeakable
men to prey on women who are most
advisedly called "unfortunate," and
the terrors and risks of whose calling
do not need to be increased by systematic extortion,  and mistreatment.
Some things might be done if there
were fit people available to do them.
There ought at least to be drastic
punishment, including perhaps corporeal, punishment, for the male promoters of this traffic, and a sharp
reckoning with men who profit by it
in any way. Prostitution may be a
necessary evil, and part of the price
paid for the kind of monogamous
civilization that we enjoy, but surely
the promotion of prostitution by men,
ancl the use of it to afford revenue to
members of the police force, or to the
city, is not a necessary evil ancl might
be cured. The street walkers are a
part of the same human lump as the
rest of us, and it does not become
us to flout them too scornfully, nor
abandon them to the tormentors.
Neither is it even safe to do so, for
their powers of retaliation on a society that misuses or neglects them
are enormous, and operative automatically in direct proportion to the
mistreatment ancl neglect.
The details of any regulation of
prostitution are hard to work out because it is a regulation of what is
universally recognized as sin. But
any law or plan may do some good
people, and any law or plan will make
bad worse if left to be operated by
rascals ancl bullies.—Life.
A Frenchman on a visit to Glasgow was
invited to attend a  Burns celebration.
At the end of the jollification a friend asked
him if he had enjoyed himself.
"Well," said he, with the characteristic
French shrug and upturned hands, "it was
magnificent. The haggis was good, the singing was good, thc whisky was grand, but "
"I should like to know who was Mr. Auld
Langsyne?    Was he a Scottish chief?"
Tenders   for   Freighting  of   Supplies   for   the
Yukon Telegraph Line.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Packing
Supplies," will bc received until 4 p.m., on
Monday, March 3, 1913, for the packing of
material and supplies for points along the
Yukon Telegraph line between Quesnelle and
Atlin, in thc course of the seasons of 191,5,
1914 and 1915. Forms of tender and specification may be obtained and form of contract
seen on application to Mr. J. T. Phelan, Superintendent of Government Telegraphs, Vancouver, Tl.C, Mr. Wm. Henderson, District
Superintendent Government Telegraphs, Victoria, H.C, and from the Government Telegraph Agents at Ashcroft, H.C, Quesnelle, B.
C Hazelton, It.C, and Telegraph Creek,
Persons tendering are notified that tenders
will not be considered unless made on thc
printed forms supplied, and signed with their
actual signatures, stating their occupations
and places of residence. In the case of firms,
the actual signature, tlie nature of thc 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, made
payable lo the order of the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works, equal to ten per
cent (10 p.c.) of the amount of the tender for
one year's packing, 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 lie not accepted the cheque will bc returned.
The Department docs not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, January 4,  1913.
Newspapers will not be paid (or tllis advertisement   if   they   insert   it   without   authority
from the Department.—31853.
jan 18 ion »5
For a License to Take and Use Water.
NOTICE is hereby given that Herbert
Cuthbert, of Victoria, B. C, will apply for
a license to take and use .35 sec. feet of
water out of unnamed marked Nd. 1, No. 2,
No. 3 Creek, which flows in a Northeasterly
direction through part of Section 35, Esquimalt District, and empties into Esquimalt
Lagoon, near its southerly end. The water
will be diverted at its head and wiil be used
for domestic purposes on the land described
as part of Section 35, Esquimalt District.
This notice was posted on the 'ground on
the ioth day of December, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the
Water Recorder at Victoria.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder  or  with the  Comptroller  of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
dec. 21 jan 18
British  Columbia Dredging  Fleet.
SEALED Tenders, addressed to the undersigned and endorsed on envelope, "Tender
for Supply of Fuel Oil," will be received up
to noon January 25th, 1913, for the supply
of Fuel Oil for use of the British Columbia
Dredging Fleet, for a period of three (3)
years from this date.
The oil to be the best commercial quality
and as specified in form of tender.
Forms of tender may be obtained at the
office of Wm. Henderson, Esq., Resident
Architect, Victoria, B. C.; at the oflice of C.
C. Worsfold, Esq., Resident Engineer, New
Westminster, B. C; and at the office of the
Superintendent of Dredges, Room 40, Post
Office Building, Vancouver, B.  C.
The Department does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender and reserves
thc right to accept the whole or part of any
Dated January 6th,  1913.
Acting Superintendent of Dredges.
Department of Public Works, Vancouver, B.C.
Newspapers  will  not  be paid for  this advertisement if they insert it without authority
from the Department,
jan 11 jan 18
by the Provincial Government to inquire into
the conditions of agriculture in the Province,
in its various branches and in all its relations
to industrial aud economic development, will
hold sessions at thc following places and
dates assigned:—
Vancouver—Court-house, January 9th,, ioth
and  nth.
New Westminster—City Hall, January 13th
and 14th.
Victoria—Court-house, January 17th and
All the sessions to be commenced at 10
o'clock a.m. of each day.
Anybody desiring to give evidence before
the Commission on any subject within the
scope of this inquiry is hereby invited to appear at any of the above sittings of the Commission.
It is the purpose to give the inquiry the
widest and fullest scope possible. While it
is the intention to take up thc investigation
from the point of view of the practical producer, be he horticulturist, dairyman, or
stock-breeder, etc., it is also the desire to
ascertain tlie views of the consumer, the mid-
dleman, the commission merchant and the re-
Parties appearing before the Commission
will not be restricted to any format line of
inquiry, but will be afforded every opportunity to take up the subject-matter from
any point of view they may desire.
jan  11 jan 18
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice that Lawrence Tompkins, of
Seattle,   Wash.;   occupation,   Grocer;  intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted 80 chains north and 80 chains
west from    the    southwest   corner   of    T.L.
42601;   thence  north   80  chains;   thence  east
40   chains;   thence   south   40   chains;   thence
east 40 chains; thenee soutii 40 chains; thence
west  80  chains  to  point  of  commencement;
containing 480 acres more or less.
Dated  December  8,   1912.
jan  11 mar 8
TAKE NOTICE that Hanna Mary Green,
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Spinster, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post  planted  on  the   north  boundary  of  the
Carmanah  I. R., about   15 chains east of the
N. W. corner of the Carmanah I. R.; thence
nortli 80 chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
south '8o  chains;   thence  west   80  chains  to
point of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated November 5th,  1012
Harold W. Duckitt, Agent,
nov. 30 jan. 25
District of South Saanich
TAKE notice that Henry Puckle, of Victoria, B.C., occupation Fruit Grower, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted on the southeast corner of Section five; Range six east, South Saanich
District, thence west 10 chains; thence north
len chains; thence east 10 chains; thence
soutii 10 chains to point of commencement,
containing 40 acres, more or less.
Dated 26th November,  1012.
nov. 30 Jan. 25
Provincial Gaol, Victoria.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "Tender for Provincial Gaol, Victoria," will be
received by the Hon. the Minister of Public
Works up to 12 o'clock noon of Tuesday,
28th day of January, 1913, for the erection
and completion of a Provincial Gaol, Victoria,
B.  C.
Drawings, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender may be seen at the offices of
Government Agent, Vancouver, and at the
Department of Public Works, Parliament
Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
Intending tenderers can, by applying to
the undersigned, obtain one copy _ of the
drawings and one copy of the specifications
for the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25).
Each tender must be _ accompanied by an
accepted bank cheque or'certificate of deposit
on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Hon. the Minister of Public
Works, for a sum equal to ten (10) per cent,
of his tender, 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
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B. C, 28th December,  1912.
jan4 jan 25
SEALED TENDERS will be received by
the Minister of Lands not later than noon on
the 3rd day of March, 1913, for the purchase
of Licence No. Xg to cut 45,300,000 feet of
timber and 4,000 cedar poles standing on
Lot 671, Malaspina Strait, New Westminster
Particulars of Chief Forester, Victoria, B.C.
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over Lot 1340, Range 1, Coast District, by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th of
December, 1907, is cancelled, ior the purpose
of permitting the Davidson-Ward Company,
Limited, to purchase thc said lot.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department, Victoria, B. C,
19th December, 1912.
IN THE MATTER of an  application for a
fresh Certificate of Title to Lot 37, of Lot
4   (Map  728),  Malahat  District:
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  Frederick Adams on
the   17th day of  November,   1902, and  numbered 8239C which has been lost.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victoria,
B. C, this 23rd day of December,  1912.
Registrar General of Titles,
dec 28 jan 25
District  of  Renfrew.
TAKE   notice   that   John   A.   Stringer,   of
Mitcham,,   Surrey;    occupation,   Government
Officer;  intends  to  apply  for permission  to
purchase   the   following    described    lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at the southwest   corner   of   Lot   580,   being   T.L.   1727;
thence _ north  80  chains;   thence  west  about
60 chains to the southeast corner of Lot 56;
thence soutii 80 chains; thence east, 60 chains
to  point   of   commencement;   containing  480
acres more or less.
Dated December  ioth,  1912.
jan  11 mar 8
District  of  Renfrew.
TAKE notice that  Fred  William  Webster,
of Seattic; occupation, Machinist; intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about 40  chains cast and  20  chains
south from thc northeast corner of Lot 49;
thence north 80 chains; thence cast 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80 chains
to   point   of  commencement;   containing   640
acres more or less.
Daled December 8,  1912.
jan   n
mar  8
District of Renfrew.
TAKE notice that Thomas W. Armitage,
of Huddersficld, England; occupation, Accountant ; intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on thc south
boundary of Lot 580, 80 chains west from
the northwest corner of T.L. 17^6; thence
soutii 80 chains; thence east 80 chains; tbence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains to
point of commeneenient; containing 640 acres
more or less.
Dated  December   ioth,   1912.
jan   11 mar  8
Coal mining* rights of the Dominion, in
Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberta, the
Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories
and in a portion of the Province of British
Columbia, may be leased for a term of
twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1
an acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be
leased to one applicant.
Applications for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or Sub
Agent of the district in which the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal subdivisions
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the
tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by
a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the
rights applied for are not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the rate
of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable
coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If
the coai mining rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnistied at
least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted
to purchase whatever available surface rights
may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should be
made to the Secretary of the Department of
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or
Sub-Agent  of  Dominion  Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.   B.—Unauthorized   publication   of   this
advertisement will not be paid for.
sept. 21
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing upon Crown lands in the Kootenay
District, formerly held under Special Timber
Licences numbered 4481, 5255, 52561 5832,
8534, 9081, 9082, 10259, 10260, 10261, 10262,
10499, 10500, 11249, 11347, 13824, 16727, 21907,
22661, 23116, 24432, 26737, 26926, 28182, 28183,
28184, 30358, 31180, 31184, 31185, 31201, 31208,
31212, 31213, 31308, 31330, 31481, 32022, 32654,
32655, 327", 334o6, 33411, 33449, 33459, 3346o,
34221, 34273, 34310, 34311, 34386, 35631, 36502,
36553, 36554, 3758o, 37993, 37994, 39011, 39202,
39359, 40406, 41078, 41344, 41426 and 43,176,
by reason of the notice published in the British
Columbia Gazette on December 27th, 1907, is
cancelled for the purpose of offering the said
lands for sale at public auction.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
lot'..  October,  1912.
oct. 1. Jan. 18
TAKE NOTICE that Caroline Hemington
Mi '..*, of Vietoria, B. C, occupation , Married
Woman, intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on thc east
boundary of lot 50, Renfrew District, about
20 chains :*"iih of the S. E. corner of the
said Lot 50, thence east 80 chains; thence
north 2n chains, more or less, to the south
bounda.y of T. L. 1728; thence west along the
south I mndarios of T L.'s 17:8 and 1727
to the east boundary of said Lot 50, a distance
of 80 chains, more or less; thence south 20
chains to point of commencement, containing
160 acres more or less.
Dated November 6th, 1012.
Harold W. Duckitt, Agent.
nov. 30
Jan. 25
Fr.r a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Gordon River
Power Co., T.td., of Victoria, B.C., will apply
for a licence to take and use 1200 cubic feet
per second of water out of Gordon River,
which jlows in a southerly direction through
Port Renfrew District and empties into the
sea near Port Renfrew. The water will be
diverted at about loo yards below Newton's
No. 1 Camp and will be used for power purposes on the laud described as within a radius
of 100 miles.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 6th day of December, 1912. The application will be filed in the Office of the Water
Recorder at Victoria.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder, or with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
By Lorenzo Alexander, Agent,
dec 28 jan 25
Private Bills
NOTICE is hereby given that no petition
for a Private Bill will bc received by the
House after Monday, January 27, 1913. Private Bills must bc presented to the House
on  or  before  Thursday,  February  6,   1913.
Hills must be reported to the House on or
before Thursday, February  13,   1913.
Dated this Fifteenth day of December, 1912.
Clerk to the Legislative Assembly.
SEALED TENDERS will be received
the Minister of Lands not later than nol
on the 3rd day of March, 1913, for the pi
chase of Licence No. X9 to cut 45,300,000 fl
of timber and 4,000 cedar poles standing I
Lot 671, Malaspina Strait, New Westmins!
Particulars of Chief Forester, Victoria, B.l
nov. 30 maf
NOTICE is hereby given that the resel
existing on Lot 10, Group I, Kootenay II
trict, by reason of a notice bearing dl
March 26th, 1888, and published in the B.r
Gazette under date of March 31st, i888,1
cancelled for the purpose of offering the sj
land for sale at public auction.
Deputy Minister of Landsl
nov. 30 *  mai
District   of  North  Saanich
TAKE notice that Andrew Cox, of Un|
Bay, North Saanich, Sidney P. 0., farn
intends to apply for permission to lease
following described foreshore :*—Commencl
at a post planted at the Northeast cornerl
Parcels 2, Section n, Range 1, West; thel
Northwest two hundred (200) feet, thel
West one thousand (1000) feet, thel
Southeast two hundred (200) feet morer
less to high water mark, and thence EastJ
along high water mark to point of commerl
Dated, December  16th,  1912.
dec 28 febI
District  of  Nortli  Saanich
TAKE notice  that  Day  Hort  Macdow
of Victoria,  gentleman,  intends to apply,
permission   to   lease  the   following   aescril
lorcshore:—Commencing   at   a   post   plan,
at the Northwest corner of Block 3, Sec
11,   Range   1,   West;   thence   Northwest
hundred   (200)   feet,   thence   Northeast
hundred   (500)   feet,    thence   Southeast
Jiundred   (200)   feet   more   or   less   to
water mark, and thence Southwest along
water mark to point of commencement.
Dated,  December   16th,   1912.
Agt. for Day Hort Macdowall
dec 28 fet|
NOTICE is hereby given that thc  Or]
in-Council,  approved   August   17th,   1895,1
serving  and   setting   apart  for   the   solel
of   Her   Majesty's   Government   for   mil
and naval purposes that portion of the !
Spit at the Lagoon, Esquimalt, which is
property of the  Province,  is  rescinded;
that   the   lands   described   in   the   afon
Order-in-Council are reserved for Governi
Deputy Minister of Lam
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
29th October, 1912
nov. 2
In   the   Matter   of   an   application   for
Certificates of Title to an undivided
of Lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 of part of Lot
31  and 32, Oakland  Estate,  (Map
Victoria City.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intei
at the expiration of one calendar month
the   first   publication   liereof   to   issue
Certificates of Title in lieu of the Certifi
of Title  issued  to  Henry  Louis  Salmoi
the  27th  day  of  November,   1893,  and
bcred 17401 A, and to Emanuel Joseph Sa
on   the   27th   day   of   November,   1893,
numbered   17402 A   respectively,   whicii
been lost. ,
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Vicj
B. C, this 28th day of December, 1912.
Registrar General of Titl
NOTICE is hereby given tnat meetin
the Provincial Labour Commission will bi
at the following places:
Victoria—Tuesday and Wednesday, Ja
14th and 15th, in the Maple Committee*
of the Parliament Buildings, at 10 a.m.
Vancouver—Friday and Saturday, Ja:
17th and 18th, Court-house, 10 a.m.
New   Westminster—Monday,  January
Court-house, 10 a.m.
Kamloops — Wednesday,     January
Court-house,  10 a.m.
Salmon Arm—Thursday, Januiry 23rd.
Revelstoke—Friday, January 24th, C
house,  10 a.m.
Other meetings will be annomced later
The Commission will hear evidence 0
matters   affecting   labour   coiditjons   in
Province.    All persons inteifsted are in
to be present. H. G. PAM0N,
ossip From The Stalls
(Continued from Page 3)
ment."    He is followed by some
remely clever gymnastic athletes,
ose balancing feats and exhibitions
trength are equal to any that have
n seen here. Campbell & McDon-
who open the bill with a selection
songs, provide some originality in
way  of  costume    and    scenery,
ugh their singing is not of a very
li standard. Pierce & Maizee fol-
with more songs    and    comedy
is, and then give place to Moore
.lliott, who present    an amusing
ch entitled "A Matrimonial Sub-
lte."   In spite of the fact that she
suffering from a severe cold dur-
the early part of the week, Miss
btt gamely held her own and gave
xcellent interpretation of the hys-
|cal female with a bad attack of
aged feelings.
The Crystal Theatre
he three-reel film on Monday and
sday of the current week at the
stal Theatre on Broad Street was
of the most ambitious pictures
thrown on any screen in Vic-
a. It was an excellent representa-
in condensed form of the cele-
Jted story by Dumas of the Count
|Monte Cristo, and proved to be
best picture of the well-known
|el that has yet been attempted,
difficulties of making a coherent
suitable for the moving-picture
|se out of such an intricate orig-
are enormous', but the pictures in
|stion showed that the problem had
solved, and save for a few dis-
pancies, which violated detail and
fact, the picture story proved as
|;inating as the written work.
Romano's Theatre
striking example of the ups and
frns of life was to be seen this
Ik at Romano's in the presenting
la film entitled "The Ladder of
in which the alternating for-
ps of the rich man's son and t'he
nkard's offspring were depicted. A
Id deal of amusement was called by
ltheatrical sketch closing the Ani-
|ed Weekly, which is such a feature
The Majestic Theatre
The Reincarnation of Karma" was'
lystical play of great merit, shown
lhe early part of the week, at the
|estic Theatre on Yates Street.
J representation of the Indian tern-
las it was in its palmy days and
again after centuries had passed
it was exceptionally good, and
[transformation scenes displayed
(greatest ingenuity.
"A Modern Eve"
Modern Eve," the latest Berlin
opera success, which comes to
IVictoria Theatre on January 20th
|2ist, contains two notable scenes,
lof which is employed most often,
(other of which least often, of all
1 episodes within the province of
I playwright and librettist. They
I respectively, a trial scene and a
[ding scene.
rial scenes are a commonplace on
I stage,  because  they    are    "sure
for comedy or pathos. Hundreds
[lays containing great trial scenes
be named without the slightest
culty.     "A     Butterfly     on    the
feel,"   "Madame X,"   last season,
•vomance of the Underworld" this
|ig, and so forth.   The trial scene
been   the  playwright's   stock   in
le since the time of Aristophanes,
lyet the burlesque divorce suit in
iModern Eve" is a constant roar
liughter at every performance.
[edding scenes, in which the cere-
|y is actually performed, are rare,
ever; the marriage in "A Modern
recalls only two similar    epi-
Is.    These were the weddings in
Be  Fitch's "The  Moth  and    the
Jne," and in the melodrama called
[e  Fatal  Wedding."    There  is  a
liarity in this wedding scene in
(Modern  Eve";  the  young lovers
(married at the end of the first act,
jyet the interest in their romance
not die away. This is against all
Itrical precedent.
|:\ Modern Eve," declares Alexan-
J Clark, the leading comedian, "is
(only musical comedy I have ever
•d of whicii marries off the. sweeties in the middle of the piece, and
been in the game a long time,
old-time manager would declare
this would surely cause failure if
libretto were read to him."
Election of Speaker
Proposed by Mr. MacGowan
Upon the retirement of His Honour
that the House might select its
Speaker prior to his communicating
to the Assembly his reasons for now
summoning its members,
Mr. MacGowan (Vancouver), being
"recognized" by the Clerk of the
House, said that he had a pleasant
duty  to   perform   in   nominating   as
would receive the unanimous approval
of the House, and, without further
words, he moved that Mr. D. M.
Eberts, K. C, the member for Saanich
district, "do take the Speaker's chair
and preside over the deliberations of
this House."
Seconded by Mr. Pooley
Mr. Pooley (Esquimalt), rising to
second the motion, said that he did
not think that. Mr. Eberts required
any introduction to members of this
House, nor yet to the public of Brit-
What you want, the way you want it
Afternoon Tea, Dainty Luncheons,
Special Teas for parties by arrangement.    Do not forget—We always
keep on hand guaranteed
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The TEA KETTLE   u» douglas st.
MISS M. WOOLDRIDGE, Proprietress        Opposite tlie Victoria Theatre
Elected for the third time Speaker of the Legislature
We Offer
A   first   class   stock   of
Apples,   Pears,  Cherries,
Prunes,  Plums,  Peaches,
Apricots and small fruits.
Also Ornamental Trees and Shrubs, decidious and evergreen,
The very finest quality and best assortment grown in B. C.
free.     Personal   inspection   invited.    Now   is   the   time
Try it when you're tired.   You will find
it wonderfully refreshing
Sustains and cheers
presiding officer of the Assembly a
gentleman whom all knew well, and
as to whose fitness for this high
office there could be no difference of
opinion. Those who had sat in this
House before would realize that no
better choice could be made than of
the gentleman whose name he was
about to propose—a gentleman of
kindly disposition, learned in legislative matters, ever ready to assist the
newer members and sometimes to
keep the older ones in order. He
had  no   doubt that  his   nomination
ish Columbia. He had great pleasure
in seconding the nomination of Mr.
Eberts to the Speakership.
The resolution having been unanimously accepted by the House, and
the election of Mr. Speaker Eberts
declared by the Clerk, the new
Speaker was duly escorted to the
Throne by his proposer and seconder,
and briefly and gracefully expressed
to the House his acknowledgment of
the confidence expressed in him by
the House in his selection as Speaker.
—(Colonist of January 17, 1913).
(With apologies  to Alfred   Tennyson.)
'Arf a lunch, 'arf a lunch, 'arf a hinch
'Arf a hinch honward
'Ampered   by   'obhle   skirts,   'opped   the   four
Turkey Trot to right of them, Runny Hug to
left of them, Ragtime in front of them
Volleyed and thundered.
"Forward," the social swirl.
Was there  a man  dismayed, was  there  e'en
one afraid?
Not even one.    We knew  we were outnumbered.
Into the Turkey Trot, into the Runny  Hug,
swung thc four 'underd.
Powder to right of them, rouge to the left of
them, silk hose exposed to
The noble four 'underd.
Where now is modesty?   Over there, you may
Some one has blundered.
Look at them, dancing gay, just in the old-
time  way.  Will  they   have  nerve   to
time, way. Will they have nerve to stay
Face the four 'underd?
They let their chance go by, let social prestige die, they'll ne'er forgiven be,
By the four 'underd.
"Onward!  The Kag Brigade I
Forward!" again they said.
Well though they knew the cost.    Knew womanliness lost,
In the contortion  dance,  matrons  and  debutantes.
Aped   from   thc   underworld,   up    from    the
brothels hurled,
It pleased the four 'underd.
There while the music played,
"Forward! The Rag Brigade!"
Into the supper hall, charged boldly one and
all, just as if, at a ball
Each bite was numbered.
Their's not to reason why, thcir's but to take
it by
Snatches and plundered.
Coffee to right of them, cake to tlie left of
them, all things in front of them,
Grabbed  the four 'underd.
Then to the dance again, wobble and prance
Gone is the stately grace, gone is the waltzes
place, gone from the program's face
_,.. that remains to see,—
Wobble and hosiery.
One stepping is the plea
Of the four 'underd.
Two-stepping's  out  of  date,   schottische   has
shared its fate,
Out  of the dance create
Lewdness that it may sate
Appetite, horn of late
Hours  out-nuinl.ered.
Just tinged hy hue of,—Well,
Isn't it time to quell
Ragging?    Four Hundred?
One becomes tired of dining out,
even if the local cafe is patronized.
It is to get away from home and enjoy a dinner or lunch that one wants.
The Kaiserhof Hotel is the ideal place
to have lunch or dinner.
MR.   R.   H.   POOLEY,  M. P. P.
Who Seconded  the   Nomination of the Hon.
D. M. Eberts for Speaker of
the Legislature
Vermillion was his coat, and brazen were
the buttons. He owned a brand new set of
golf clubs, and by desperate slow stages hc
had reached the third hole of the course. At
the moment, he was trying to put himself
straight with his long suffering caddie by regaling that worthy with yarns of former
"Yes," he was saying, "the last time I had
a round on this course I played a most exciting game with that old champion, Sandy
"Ay," remarked the caddie solemnly, "but
Ah'm thinkin' ye cud bate him the noo."
At this the swankcr was highly gratified,
and asked in all youthful innocence: "Do you
really think so?"
"Ah do," replied thc caddie grimly, "Sandy's
deid, ye ken."
Tis yours to show the world today
A might that nevermore shall sleep;
Your steel-clad ships in proud array
Beside our own shall rule the deep.
Wakened   at   length,   our   Empire's   strength
Shall yet  maintain  its  ancient  boast
And overawe thc opposing host.
Our burden has been hard to hear,
But you, fulfilled with love and pride,
Stand nobly forth to take your share,
A daughter by her mother's side.
Not word or screed, but very deed
Proclaims the strength of that dear band
Which hinds you to thc Motherland!
My that great  gift,  so freely made,
You put those smaller souls to shame
Whose god is but a huckstering trade
And  Empire but an empty name.
You speak and, la! thc world shall know
In  Britain's yet  high-riding sun
A brighter splendour, new begun.
And at our Council  Board your voice
Shall in the coming days bc heard.
So shall  your mother's heart rejoice
In hearkening to her daughter's word.
One flag, one throne,  wc long nave known:
From  now  one armed  might  shall   be
Unchallenged still on every seal
Bowes Wants
You to Try
Because he knows it will cure
your cough even if it is a
chronic cough. This Ferrated
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Pure Cod Liver Oil, Hypo-
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and besides being a proven
cough cure is a splendid general tonic. It's a safeguard
in the home. Large bottle
$1.00.   Tastes good, too.
Cyrus H. Bowes
The Old Established
Drug Store
1228 Government Street
Phones 425 and 450
?l*w Horn
Chas. Pew mop.
The little office boy had been detected in a
"Do you know, my boy," asked a fatherly
clerk, "what becomes of young lads who trifle
with thc truth?"
"Yes," was the reply, "thc boss sends them
out as travellers when they grow up!"
Victoria Carnival
Will   you   help   thc   Victoria
Carnival Week, August 4th to
9th, 1913?    Write or phone the
214 Pemberton Bldg. Phone 620 10
Mr. ancl Mrs. J. B. Airdwood, from
Cowichan  Lake, are guests in town.
* *   »
Mr. and Mrs. R. Evered are recent
arrivals from London, England.
* *   *
■Mr. Byng-Hall has left on a short
visit to New York.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. Gaudin have returned to their home in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. James F. Lawlis, of Cranbrook,
is registered at the Empress.
* *   *
Mrs. Pigott left on Tuesday last
en route for San Francisco and
Honolulu on a trip round the world.
* *   *
Mr. Harry R. Bray, of Vancouver,
was registered at the Empress Hotel
during the early part of the week.
* *   *
Mr. Hunt, from Thetis Island,
spent a few days in town during the
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. R. YV. Haggen, from
New Westminster, are guests at the
Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Hart left on
Sunday last for an extended trip to
New York.
* *     *K
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barnard left
during  the   week  on   a  visit  to  the
* *   *
Mr. William Fisher, from Prince
Rupert, has been staying with friends
in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Carewe Gibson, of
Vancouver, have been recent guests
in town.
Miss Beatrice A. Levy, of Vancou
ver, is staying at the Empress.
* *   *
'Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bond, of
Vancouver, have been guests in Victoria.
Mr. J. C. Pooley has arrived iu the
city from San Francisco, and is registered at the Empress.
* *   *
Mrs. E. G. McGregor is in Victoria
from Merritt, B. C, and is a guest at
the Empress.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Cotton, of New
Westminster, are among the guests at
the Empress.
* *   *
Mrs. Arthur Bechtel has returned
from California, accompanied by her
sister, Miss Leslie Jones.
* *   *
Mr. K. McLeod is in the city from
Seattle, and is staying at the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Miss Deardon has been visiting
with friends in Vancouver during the
past week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. R. Wright, of London', England, are visitors to Victoria
and are  registered at the Dominion
* *   *
The Misses Dorothy and Margaret
Carlin have returned from Vancouver
where they have been visiting their
friend, Miss Frankie Gillespie.
* *   *
Mr. W. J. H. Holmes returned to
town on Sunday last from Strathcona
Park, where he has been surveying
for several months.
Mrs. F. M. Rattenbury, Oak Bay,
was hostess recently of a charming
children's party, given in honour of
her little god-daughter, Athaline Gibson. The table was beautifully adorned and was carried out in a color
scheme of pale pink with dainty, soft
pink-shaded lights. The pretty drawing-room was adorned with a brilliant
Christmas tree laden with toys,
which were distributed to the children
during the afternoon.
Among Vancouverites who registered at the Empress Hotel during
the week are: Messrs. M. B. O'Dell,
E. Eddie, D. G. Marshall, A. P. Norman, R. R. Knight, W. A. Merrill,
Rob. Cross, Thos. Mack, Owen Ritchie, W. G. McElhenney, D. G. Ford,
W. P. Unwin, W. S. McD&nald, Alex
Wallace, S. S. McDiafmid, HW,A.
Hodgson, N. C. Stewart, J. A. Walker,
A. Gamwell, F. Waring, A. Humphrey, D. Morkill, J. N. Graham, A. S.
Boulter, H. Price, V. T. Townsend, T.
H. Burkwell, R. K. Holgate and A.
R. Fraser.
*   *   *
Monday night, December 30th,
1912, was the scene of great jollification at the Dallas Hotel, when Mr.
Keys, the manager of this popular
hostelrv and a number'of the guests,
gave a very merry little dance. The
music was all that could be desired
and dancing was kept up until about
three in the morning. A very recherche supper was served in the dining room, where the tables were artistically arranged with pink carnations. Among those present were:
Mrs. Geo. Courtney, Mrs. James Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Wilby, Mrs.
Thompson and Miss Thompson, Mrs.
England, Miss England, Mr. and Mrs.
Seaton, Mrs. Geo*. Simpson, Mr. Simpson,   Mrs.   Brin,   Miss   Gaudin,   Mr.
and Mrs. McGowan, Miss Bowron,
the Misses Lawson, Miss Milne, Miss
Fort, Miss Wainwright, Mrs. W. H.
Langley, Miss Sutton, Mr. Sutton,
Miss Mclvor, Miss Hudson, Miss
Newcombe, Colonel Appleton, Miss
Violet Moresby, Mr. and Mrs. Roderick McKenzie, Mr. and Mrs. Napier,
a'nd the Messrs. Rose, Jessop, O'Farrell, Ward, Trendell, Gillespie, Tweedie , Whiffin, Barkshire, Earlbach,
Young, Davis, F. Day, Fort, Hudson,
Collumbine and others.
The Daughters of the Empire gave
a ball at the Alexandra Club in aid
of the Navy League ancl the Seamen's
Institute last Tuesday. The ball,
which was opened by His Honor the
Lieutenant-Governor, accompanied by
Mrs*. Paterson, proved a social as
well as a financial success. The ballroom was artistically decorated in
bunting. The color scheme for the
supper tables being fed, white and
blue. Among the many smart gowned ladies were Mrs. Paterson, in pale
blue satin with an overdress of gold
net heavily embroidered; Mrs. Pascal
de Noe Walker, in an exquisite black
satin robe with an overdress of black
net; Miss Eberts, in pink satin with
lace overdress; Mrs. Arthur Jones, in
black velvet trimmed with pearls and
gold net; Mrs. R. S. Day, in yellow
brocaded satin and embroidered net;
Mrs. Roper, in cerise satin and real
lace over'ress; Miss Tilton, in black;
Miss Le Sueur, in blue satin with ninon over drape; Miss Bodwell, in
brgiht green with touches of orange;
Miss Dodwell, in yellow brocade;
Miss Dunsmuir, in pale blue over
pink; Miss Muriel Dunsmuir, pale
grey over white lace; Miss Mclvor,
in black velvet; Mrs. Burge, in cerise
satin with rose point overdress; Mrs.
Charles Wilson, in grey chiffon over
pink; Miss Coombe, in pink satin
with a bugle bead tunic; Miss Beatrice
Le Sueur, in wh'te chiffon over satin;
Mrs. Musgrave, in grey net over
satin; Miss Bowron, in black and
pink; Miss Helmcken, in black; Miss
Naomi Holmes, in lavender ninon
over satin; Miss O'Reilly, in Copenhagen blue satin* and gold; Miss Maclure, in white satin and ninon over
drape; Mis. F. Pemberton, in smoke
blue brocade with panniers and lace;
Mrs. Lewis Cuppage, in yellow satin;
Mrs. George Mesher, in brocaded
satin with touches of cerise and black;
Mrs. Home, in black over white.
Among the gentlemen were Dr. W.
F. Home, Dr. Houghton, Dr. Tomalin,
Captain Hose ancl the Messrs. Cap
tain Everard Jones, Marshall, Bish
C. Martin, W. Wardle, Dicks
Tweedie, Cartwright, Welsh, Mey
stein, Jamieson, Pethick, Nap:
Schwabe, Young, Russell, Gums
Hamilton, Jervis, Dennison, Garri
Weeks, Boggs, Alford, Haydon, I.
son and many others.
The Patronage of the Delicates;
Department of the Kaiserhof she
that this new venture is well receiv
Just to hand on the reviewing tsj
is the November number of '".;
School Magazine," edited by Cj
Phillipps-Wolley. This number c!
tains two articles and one poem. 'I
first of the articles entitled "A St*
of Self-Sacrifice," is from the per!
Colonel E. A. D. Hobday, and gl;
a brief epitome of the horrors of
Indian Mutiny. The second articl
written by the editor and bears
heading "Something About Canad
Militia." The poem, which conclu
the number, is called "A Forest Id
and is from an anonymous wr
whose nom de plume is "Islander.
Ladies and Gentlemen,—In tha
ing you for your generous suppor
my candidature for Alderman, I
sire to state that it will be my
to    heartily    co-operate    with
Worship the Mayor and my associ,
at the Council Board to advance
best interests of the City of Victc
For a License to Take and Use Wate
NOTICE is hereby given that Ste
Jones, of Victoria, B.C., will apply f*
license to take and use ten inches of \
out of a spring which flows in an eas
direction through Section 35 and empties
the Lagoon. The water will be diverte
the N. W. corner of part of Section 35, v
is owned by me, and will be used for dom
and irrigation purposes.
This notice was posted on the groum
the oth day of January, 191-1.
The application will be filed in thc offi
the Water Recorder at Victoria, B. C.
Objections may be filed with the said C
troller of Water Rights, Parliament Build
Victoria, B. C.
Rare Assembly of New Grandfather
Clocks on Our Third
Considerable attention of visitors to our Furniture Department is being
attracted by the artistic array of Grandfather Clocks which came in a couple
of days ago. Several have the Westminster chimes which strike every quarter
hour. Mahogany cases $225 and $400; mahogany cases without the chimes,
$75, $100 and $125.  Early English cases $50 and $106; Golden Oak cases $55.
Whether you intend purchasing or not, come in and see them—they are
fully worth your attention.
"Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumouri and
(By The Hornet)
That the result of the Mayoral elec-
Iion is an evidence of "weakness*," not
* *   *
That  when  only  fifty  per cent of
tbe registered voters turn out, the
andiidates   can   hardly   feel   compli-
* *   *
That  once  more  it  has  been  de-
(lonstrated that Mr. Morley's best
sset in a Mayoral campaign is the
pposition of the Colonist.
* *   *
That it managed to keep out of the
Iontest until the dying moments, and
hen stepped in and defeated Beck-
* *   *
That this would hardly have happened if the controlling influence had
pot been in Europe.
* *   *
That if Mrs. Jenkins  had been a
Bdayoral   candidate   neither   of   her
|ompetitors would have had a look in.
* *   *
That with the election of Gleason
Ind Meston the modern Moses will
ave an Aaron and a Hur to hold up
is hands.
* *   *
That it is to be hoped there will be
to confusion in 1913 between Mayor-
lty and Morality.
*   *   *
That the result of the Aldermanic
Election shows how strong a pull the
|dd-timers  have  in  Victoria.
* *   *
That a new-comer stands about as
tuich  chance  of election a« pigs  of
*   *   *
That presumably the "piece de resistance" in the coming year will be
new "civic centre."
* *   *
That if coming events cast their
Ihadows before, Bob Porter should be
lhe next Mayor of Victoria,—that is
frhen Mr. Morley is through.
* *   *
That "The Return of Peter Grimm"
[vould be more correctly spelt by
propping the  final "m."
Wool, Taffeta
Ceylon Flannel
English Oxfords
Britain's Best
now at Sale Prices
Home ol Hobberlin Clothes
606-608 Yates St.
Tailoring Branch at 720 Yates St.
That nothing more weird, uncanny,
fantastic and "crawly" has ever been
put on the stage.
* *   *
That people are still wondering
whether it was the spirit hand or the
material hand* of Peter Grimm which
pushed   Catherine  into  the  arms   of
* *   *
That it is these little touches of
inconsistency which reveal the hol-
lowness of the pretence.
* *   *
That the Colonist is now supporting the contention of The Week that
a baker's loaf costs three times as
much as a home-made loaf.
That this discovery will not make
any difference to the cost of living,
because bread-making is rapidly becoming a lost art.
* *   *
That the brainiest writing in a certain well-known Family Journal appears    in    "The    Women's    Realm"
* *   *
That if it were printed in larger
type, it might easily be mistaken for
* *   *
That there is no question as to who
is the real leader of the Unionist
* •-.    *
That Mr. Balfour is still the most
magnetic speaker in the British House
of Commons.
That on Thursday the Victoria
Times calmly informed the public in
one of its head-lines that "Forty
Thousand Girls Swell."
* *   *
That no reason was assigned for
this extraordinary development.
* *   *
That the sorrow of the Times over
the abnormal situation in the local
Legislature would be pathetic, if it
had not been the chief contributing
* *   *
That the Police Authorities got
after the unlicensed American dentists not a minute too soon.
* *   *
That having regard to the enormous
profits of dentistry the fines might
well have been a little higher.
* *   *
That F. J. Lins, the popular proprietor of the Balmoral Cafe, is going to double his accommodation by
taking in the adjoining store.
* *   *
That this popular resort has "made
good" in a remarkable manner as the
result of excellent catering and close
personal supervision.
* *   *
That the German Trust which has
been taken over the Alvensleben
business will be one of the strongest
financial corporations in the West.
* *   *
That the business acquired has had
a phenomenal success*, the profit for
last year exceeding $100,000.
* *   *
That it would be interesting to
know what percentage of the meat
consumed in Victoria is brought from
That it would be equally interesting
to know why the fire at Calgary
should have raised the price of meat
in Victoria restaurants twenty-five per
cent, and in some cases more.
* *   *
That the vital statistics of Victoria
constitute a record to be proud of,
and are contributed to not a little by
the vigilance of the Medical Officer,
Dr. G. A. B. Hall.
* *   *
That the new rolling-stock of the
B. C. E. R. is very slow in arriving.
* *   *
That the Attorney-General must be
a very much more patient man than
is generally supposed.
* *   *
That the new regulations on the
tramway are overdue and the crowding still continues.
* *   *
That the Premier cleaned up the
Augean stable of the Moral Reformers in good style, when the deputation from Vancouver gave their
usual exhibition of "uncharitableness."
That the newspaper reports did not
begin to do justice to the interview.
* *   *
That one comment of the Premier's
is too good to be lost: "I am afraid
that Mary Magdalene would have
stood a poor chance with you gentlemen."
* *   *
That it would be a great relief to
know that we have heard the last for
some time of the "Holier than thou"
* *   *
That the "clean-up" of the whole
gang of dynamiters at Indianapolis is
the best piece of work that the American courts have done for a long
* *   *
That the exemplary sentences inflicted should have the effect of finally breaking up the gang.
* *   *
That it is greatly to be regretted
that the English courts have not seen
their way to handle the hatchet-
throwing, vitriol-pouring, switch-locking Suffragettes with the same determination.
* *   *
That automobiles can no longer be
considered a luxury when one agent
sent his firm an order for 1500
Cadillacs the other day.
* *   *
That the order was cut down to
1000 with the intimation that they
were booked up for the season.
* *   *
That the proposed supper to the
"Divine Sarah" was badly botched by
a "butter-in."
* *   *
That the A. D. C. had arrangements
well under way to give her a suitable
* *   *
That it is still fools who rush in
where angels fear to tread.
* *   *
That a little learning is indeed a
dangerous thing when it reduces the
size of England and Wales to that
of Var.couvei  Island.
* *   *
That presumably this indicates the
capacity of the unnamed one to tell
"the truth and nothing hut the truth."
That after this it must be admitted
that "all things are possible to him
that believeth"—in himself.
* *   *
That the great pity is that no one
else can be induced to believe.
* *   *
That the poster atrocities in our-
city are being added to daily.
* *     3k
That the wisdom of a civic tax upon
posters is becoming more apparent
and would be a very popular move.
* *   *
That by a pure oversight both the
Colonist and Times omitted the most
interesting part of the evidence given
by the Editor of The Week before
the Labour Commission.
* *   *
That this evidence was not volunteered, but was elicited by Mr. Mc-
Kclvie, one of the Commissioners,
who asked about the conditions of
female labour in tbe departmental
stores in Victoria.
* *   *
That in replying to his questions
the Editor of The Week denounced
existing conditions on the ground of
defective ventilation and bad sanitary
* *   *
That the only way to get thii evidence into the daily press would be
to pay for it as advertising matter.
* *   *
That the portraits of public men in
the Times are so much alike that the
same cut could safely be run by
merely changing thc title.
* *   *
That if the artist cannot do better
than this he had better stick to the
"Auntie" series.
* *   *
That the naval ball at the Alexandra
Club was a splendid success and the
dresses the prettiest seen out this season.
After Theatre—SUPPER AT THE
An interesting feature for the ladies
is the Delicatessen Store of the Kais-
■ CAFE -
EVENING 6.30 to 12.30
The Best is None
Too Good
The Best is also the Cheapest—We
have the best in Surveyors',
Cruisers' and Hunters' High Top
Boots. They come in black and
tan and are made of the best leather
obtainable and by the best woric-
men in the land. These lines are
from such well known manufacturers as Florsheim, Slater, Copland Ryder, and Nolan, Earl,
makers   of   the    Petaluma    Boot.
Ask to see the Jefferson Boot.
W. Cathcart &
621 FORT ST.
The Union Steamship Company, Ltd. of B.C.
The Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.
Sailings every Wednesday for Campbell River, Hardy Bay, Rivers
Inlet, Ocean Falls, Bella Coola.
Sailings every Saturday for Namu, Bella Bella, Skeena River,
Prince Rupert, Naas, Granby Bay, Stewart.
Phone 1925. 1003 Government Street
Unsurpassed in Purity, Age and Flavor
Smith's Tomatoes
Smith's Peas
Smith's Corn
Smith's Beans
Smith's Beets
Smith's Pumpkin
Smith's Strawberries
Smith's Raspberries
JAMES BUCHANAN & CO., by Royal Appointment
Purveyors to H. M. King George the V. and the Royal Household.
Distillers of the popular
"Black & White" Scotch Whisky
Ml Dealers
E. D. Smith's
Canned Vegetables and Preserves
We want our patrons to know that we consider E. D. Smith's Canned
Vegetables and Preserves the finest of their kind packed in Canada;
every package contains quality. Most packers have reduced the size
of the tomato cans, Smith still packs the good old large can of solid
tomatoes. Order E. D. Smith's and you get the best there is. We
have just unloaded a car of these famous goods. When next ordering
include some of the following:—
Smith's Jams
Smith's Jellies
Smith's Tomato Catsup
Smith's Crabapple Jelly
H. 0. Kirkham & Co., Ltd.
74i. 743 745 FORT STREET
Grocery Store Butcher Shop Liquor Store
Tels. 178,179 Tel. 2678 Tel. 2677
Raphael Tuck's Cards and Calendars
Finest in the World—Now on Sale at
Victoria Book & Stationery Co., Ltd.
1004 Government Street Telephone 63
J 12
West Coast Pleasure Resort
Aetion for Libel Suit Entered against
William Blakemore by the West Coast
Development Company, Limited, and
Monk, Monteith & Company, Limited.
Jhe following is an exact copy of the writ of summons served upon
William Blakemore on January llth, 1913. A similar writ was served
at the same time on bshalf of Messrs. Monk, Monteith & Co., Limited.
In each case the amount is the same, viz.: $10,000. An appearance
was entered on behalf of William Blakemore on the 16th day of January.
1913 W. No. 4.
GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
and of the British Dominions Beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.
TO William Blakemore, of the City of Victoria in the Province of British Columbia.
WE COMMAND YOU that within eight days after the service of this writ on you, inclusive of the
day of such service, you do cause an appearance to be entered for you in an action at the suit of
West Coast Development Company, Limited
AND TAKE NOTICE, that in default of your so doing the Plaintiff may proceed therein, and judgment may be given in your absence.
in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirteen.
N.B.—This Writ to be served within twelve calendar months from the date thereof, or, if renewed, within twelve calendar months from the date of the last renewal, including the day of such
date, and not afterwards.
The Defendant may appear hereto by entering an appearance either personally or by solicitor
at the office of the Registrar of the Court at Victoria.
Victoria, Jan. 8,1913
Received at — o'clock on
Jan. 11,1913.
F. G. RICHARDS, Sheriff,
Victoria, B. C.
The Plaintiff's claim is against the Defendant for $10,000 damages for
libel published by the Defendant in a newspaper called "The Week"
published at the City of Victoria, in the issues thereof of December 21st
and 28th, 1912, and January 4th, 1913. THE WEEK "1913 OUTLOOK" EDITION
Blacksmiths &
Steamboat &1 Shipwork
P. O. Box 274
Shop Phone 896
1710 Store Street
Victoria, B.C.
Fred. V. Robertson, Manager
Res. Phone R 1739
May & Tisseman
PHONE 3149
Western Dominion
  _ l„ ;
Land ana Investment Co.,Ltd.
With Whicli is Incorporated
Bevan, Gore & Eliot, Ltd.
We Transact a General Financial
Business which is divided into Six
Departments as under:
1. Stocks and Bonds       4. Rent Collections
2. Real Estate 5. Mortgages
3. Insurance 6. Loans
Correspondence Solicited
Funds Invested for Clients on Mortgage
Farm Lands for Sale on Vancouver Island
Vancouver, B. C.
North Vancouver, B. C.
Sidney, B. C.   Victoria, B. C.
London Agent:
G. C. Torrens,
ii Haymarket,
London, England.
Victoria Office:
624 Fort Street
Phones 2470 and 2471
Agents for the
Confederation Life Association,
and    Rochester    German    Fire
Underwriters'  Association.
Members   Vancouver,   Victoria
and Spokane Stock Exchanges.
It's The
[British Columbia Land and
Investment Agency, Limited
(A British Company)
Real Estate, Financial
and Insurance Agents
Estates Managed
Fire Insurance: Phoenix of London
Sash, Doors, Mantels, Tiles, Grates
Interior and Exterior Trim.   All kinds
of Joinery and Millwork.
Shipments Local and Foreign
922 Government Street
Head Office:
20 Essex Street, Strand
The British America
Paint Company
The Home of"Bapco
Victoria, B. C.
Our Products
BAPCO Pure Paints
BAPCO Shingle Stain, Oil
BAPLAC, Stain and Varnish
lronite Liquid Paints
Ironite Varnish Stains
Art Enamels, Oxidized
Porcelite Enamel     Marine Paints
Barn and Elevator Paints
Bridge and Steel Paints       Japans
Dryers        fillers        Dry Colors
Creosote Shingle Stains   Varnishes
Ironite Elat Finish
Branches:   Vancouver,  B.C. and Calgary, Alta. THE WEEK "1913 OUTLOOK" EDITION
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