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Array L. McLeod Gould
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1208 Government Street, Phone 1283
The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review*
Published at Victoria, B. C.
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
Vox,. X.   No
Tenth Year
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
^ an article on the brilliant book
of which everybody in Canada is
dw talking, recently published by our
•eatest humorist, Mr. Stephen Leacock,
tt a brief comment on the latest produc-
an of Agnes C. Laut. The lady in ques-
on has achieved notoriety, and possibly
ime fame, by her well-known book on the
frozen North."   Latterly she has declined
newspaper and magazine articles. Her
est effort would indicate an intention to
ak ground in the realm of fiction, which
ers a wide field to writers possessing,
agination, and that is a gift with which
nes C. LaUt is endowed. If anyone
.lbts this, let them purchase a copy of
ronto Saturday Night, of October 12th,
on Page 4, they will find an article
tied "Am I My Brother's Keeper?" by
nes C. Laut. Presumably this is to be
.rial, because it is headed Article Number
Now the proper place to have com-
nted on this article Would have been in
Book Notes column, but that it proses to deal with matters of public in-
est and of the greatest importance to the
blic. It may be premised that either by
me unlucky stroke of fate, or as a special
mmissioner, Miss Laut landed in British
ilumbia in* the Spring of the year, when
I. W. W. agitators had just succeeded
launching a strike on the Canadian
.rthern Railway construction between
incouver and Hope. The article is illus-
ted by a remarkable drawing, which re-
.sents a gigantic figure, like one of the
.interred Assyrian Gods or possibly the
ilossus of Rhodes, standing on a soap
x; at least, the writer says so, although
fortunately for her accuracy the soap-
x bears the very visible legend, 0. K.
uce." He is haranguing a crowd, which
pears to include the Kaiser Wilhelm,
:neral Gordon, and an officer of the
orth-West Mounted Police. Of course,
ch a picture would not be complete with-
t a shack, which peers from the woods,
so bearing a legend "Saloon." Perhaps
e spirit of Agnes C. Laut is best illus-
ated by the title attached to the picture:
What the labour agitation in British Col-
nbia means," and underneath it, the fol-
wing significant words: "You meet it
orny-handed and on the job, spouting the
.-construction of civilization from the ros-
um of a soap-box and in defiance of a •
.liceman's bat; and don't you laugh at the
ap-box either. If it gets spilled, there is
rthing to lose. If you get spilled with
>ur fine spun load of civilization, there's
ing to be more than an upset apple-cart
th curses and wails—my supercilious
astern critic."—Agnes C. Laut. Here you
ive the attitude which the author chose
assume with respect to this particular
rike, and it would not be so bad if she
cl not generalise from it, but anyone who
ads the article through will see that she
:cepted the I. W. W. at its own valuation,
d even has the hardihood, in the event of
y of her readers finding it difficult to
'allow the story, to refer them to Mr. Ed-
ird Gilbert, of the I. W. W. Hall, Cor-
iva Street, Vancouver. It is rather re-
arkable that a woman of the intelligence
hich Agnes C. Laut displayed in her pre-
ous work should so easily have fallen a
ey to the officers of the I. W. W. She
Iks of the success of the strike, of the
ousands of men who ceased work in an
stant as if by the waving of -a magic
and; she speaks of the gaols all being
1; she talks of the propaganda of the
W. W. as if, like Aaron's rod, it had
sallowed all others and had to be reckoned
ith. She becomes hysterical and rants as
Hows: "Sounds as if anarchy were a bit
learer than over the hills and far away,
loesn't it? It is a bit more real than the
Irivel of Boulevard poets drinking ab-
inthe." And again: "Doesn't sound like
Dilettante Champagne, lily-handed Social
ism—Does it ?" The absolute reliability of
the author's statements may well be guaged
by the following: "These remarks were
"made to me the day the Tanple of Labour
"was opened in Vancouver—a $275,000
"structure (!)—to house the Executives of
"all the federated labour organizations."
She does not say a $275,000 I. W. W. Hall,
which alone would give any point to her
story, but she does say that "every man who
"is sentenced to gaol is paid $30.00 a month
"by his organization in compensation for
"the service to the common good." Commenting on the bibulous propensities of the
I. W. W., she says: "These workers have
"as much right to blow in. $1,500 a day on
"cheap booze as a certain well-known steel
"magnate in the United States has to come
"down periodically to New York and blow
"in $1,500 a day on champagne." Agnes
C. Laut says, a great many more things in
the article under consideration which are
just as reliable as most of the foregoing
statements, but with all her brilliance and
presumable anxiety to tell the truth and to
lay bare the ulcer which, in her view, is Undermining the health and prosperity of British Columbia, she appears to have been
singularly unfortunate in blundering as to
all her facts and stumbling in all her inferences. If she was simply aiming at
truthfulness, she would have said that the
I. W. W.'s have been repudiated by all the
respectable labour organizations, and that
their anarchistic propaganda has been repeatedly turned down at the meetings of
the various Trades and Labour Councils.
She would have said that the strike on the
Canadian Northern was successfully
squelched by the intelligent ahd persistent
administration pf the British Law at the
hands of the Attorney General and his
Officers. She would have said that a subsequent strike on the G. T. P. between
Prince Rupert and Hazelton was squelched
even more promptly, and that today, whilst
the recognized labour organizations are respected throughout British Columbia, the
I. W. W.'s are repudiated, have no status,
and are regarded as a negligible quantity.
She might also have added that this is the
attitude of many American cities, some of
which have gone so far as to prevent them
by force from coming within their confines.
■No greater "Mare's Nest" was ever discovered than the one by means of which
Agnes C. Laut is seeking notoriety. It is
difficult to believe that there is not some
sinister motive behind such a gross representation of the labour conditions in British
Columbia. Miss Laut is obviously hired
for the job of painting those conditions as
black as possible. She has brought to the
task the vivid imagination of a writer of
fiction. The fact that the articles are appearing in Toronto Saturday night leads
one to suspect that that enterprising journal
intends to extend its activities from the
Middle West to British Columbia. Those
activities have recently run in the direction
'of discouraging investment of Eastern capital in Western enterprises. Whilst giving
Saturday Night credit for exposing some
wild cats, it is impossible not to conclude
that the effect of its work has been to discourage investment in- legitimate ventures.
Anyone reading Article Number 1 by Agnes
C. Laut would conclude that labour conditions in British Columbia are so bad that
investment is unsafe. There can be but one
object in such a contention and it is one
to which no self-respecting journal would
lend itself. It is a policy of misrepresentation which is all the more reprehensible because it emanates from a city which has
made more money by "wild-catting" than
any city in Canada, and probably in the
many things of which it has been
said, "It's as dead as Queen Anne,"
but probably of none with greater truth
than of Reciprocity. The Macdonald election, in the fullest sense of the time-worn
phrase, both "points a moral and adorns a
tale." The moral is that the Liberal leaders
of Manitoba did not know that Reciprocity
was dead, and their frantic effort to make
it a live issue were tantamount to resurrecting a corpse by a series of galvanic shocks.
The tale is a lone one, and need riot be told
in all its particulars; it commences with
the ill-starred campaign of Sir Wilfrid
Laurier in Quebec, it finishes with the overwhelming and almost ignominious defeat of
Mr. R. L. Richardson, the Political Turncoat, in Macdonald. It looked for some
time as if Sir Wilfrid were hesitating
whether he would make the Naval question
or Reciprocity the prime issue at the next
election. Providentially for Canadians, the
constituency of Macdonald was open, and
here the prescient ex-Premier thought he
saw his opportunity to inflict a mortal blow
on the Conservative solidarity of Manitoba,
hence Mr. R. L. Richardson was induced
to turn his coat once more ancl to return to
his former allegiance. Reciprocity was
made the one issue; the farmers of Manitoba were to be furnished with an oppor-'
tunity to take their speedy revenge on Mr,
Borden for his successful onslaught on Reciprocity, but once more has the truth of
the old proverb been verified, "You may
call spirits from the vasty deep, but will
they come?" In this case they would not
come. Indeed, Sir Wilfrid and his representatives received a reply which was
crushing in its effectiveness. * By the increased majority of seven hundred, the constituency of Macdonald emphasized its belief that Reciprocity was not the universal
heal-all which Sir ]VVilfrid would make out
ancl that it was prepared to line up with
Mr. Borden, even though an opportunity
was offered to revive a memory, the record
of which was said to be engraved upon the
hearts of the Prairie farmers. The issue
was single; the result, unmistakable. It
only tends to emphasize the futility of any
Western tour for Sir Wilfrid Laurier. As
The Week pointed out in its last issue, the
times are out of joint for the advocates of
Reciprocity, with Winnipeg wheat ranging higher than Minneapolis. But there is
more than that in the decision of the electors of Macdonald. As Sir Rodmond Roblin says, it is a victory for the Empire,
for British sentiment, for Imperial ties, and
a ,re-assertion of the verdict of September
1911, that Canada is able to manage her own
affairs ancl to conduct her own business,
without any commercial treaties with the
United States. Those who thought otherwise have shorter memories than one would
have supposed, for it is not necessary to go
back even to September, 1911, to appraise
the real value of treaties made with the
United States. The Macdonald election
ought to clear the decks for a straight right
on the one big question which will absorb
all interest, that of Imperial Naval Defence.
perhaps more than rumours, that the Premier would take advantage of this banquet
to make some pronouncement with regard
to the railway terminals in Victoria. The
guest of honour himself had made no such
promise, but it was taken for granted that
he would tell the people of Victoria exactly
what arrangement had been arrived at with
respect to this all-important question. Men
there were, and The Week understands that
there were ladies also, who had, in expectation of this announcement, obtained options
on land in the vicinity of the proposed terminals, which options were extended over
the evening of the banquet. We understand that real estate clerks were in waiting on the curb ancl that chauffeurs sat impatiently on their seats awaiting that word
from their, chiefs which would close the
options. And all this was in vain. Why?
Because the man who controls the destinies
of this Province is a man above the petty
exigencies of the real estate speculator; he
is a man who will not move until he is sure
of the next step, -and he is a man who will
not make an announcement until he is sure
that what he says is going to be borne out
by fact. Sir Richard was not ready to
make the looked-for statement, and like a
wise man he said so. Consequently, the
heathen raged, but a careful investigation
of the rage discovered the fact that real
estate was at the bottom of it all. Politics
and real estate must be dissociated ancl the
Premier never did a wiser thing than when
he refused to be "bluffed" into giving details of a scheme which was not perfected.
Had it not been for the fact that previous
speakers were afflicted with the disease of
verbosity, the banqueters would have heard
the announcement which they had perforce
to read next morning, that a portion of the
Songhees Reserve would assuredly be set
aside as a public park. This in itself was
an announcement of more than passing importance, but the evening paper has allowed
its virulence to run away with its discretion, and in its chagrin at not hearing the
speech which it vowed the Colonist had
already set up in type, it refuses to acknowledge that any good thing can accrue to
Victoria from this promise of a recreation
ground which will, in reality, be of peculiar
benefit to the dwellers in Victoria West.
MASTERLY SILENCE-On Friday night last, October llth, a
banquet was tendered to Sir
Richard McBride, K.C.M.G., Premier of
British Columbia, by the Conservatives of
Victoria. This banquet was arranged as a
tribute to the genius of the man who had
brought the Province forth from the slough
of debt ancl despondency and led it to the
hill-tops of affluence and credit. There was
some idea in the minds of the organizers
of celebrating at the same time the striking
victories which the Conservative Party has
won of late, both in the Federal and in the
Provincial Parliaments. Above all, however, the banquet was set to be a token of
the esteem in whicii Sir Richard is held by
his constituents.   Rumours there were, ancl
not much that can be said profitably
about the report of the Sewers Investigation Committee. It is clearly a case
of locking the stable door after the horse
has gone. The sum and substance of the
report is that the sewer work has been
badly managed; that, in consequence, it
has cost the City many thousands of dollars which should have been saved. Everybody knew this before. There may have
been some who suspected dishonesty or
graft. Such will be disappointed at the
findings and will have, perhaps, reluctantly,
to come to the conclusion that there is more
stupidity than dishonesty about the City
Officials. While the Committee did not
particularly specify thc individuals who
should be held responsible for mismanagement ancl waste, it is impossible to avoid
the conclusion that the late City Engineer,
is chiefly responsible. The Week has no
desire to rub it.in, but of the many gigantic
blunders committed by the Engineering
Department under Mr. Angus Smith's regime, that in connection with the Sewers
Department is by no means the least important ancl, unlike some of the others, it
has been brought home. There is some
satisfaction to the ratepayers in knowing
that the present incumbent is master of the
situation ancl obviously intends to be not
only the nominal but the actual head of his
Department. Mis dismissal of Kirby was
justified on all grounds ancl should be a
salutary lesson to disloyal foremen ancl
interfering aldermen. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19,  1912
Some few weeks ago I had occasion, on information received, to make
a comment upon a condition of affairs
existing on Mears Street in the neighbourhood of Vancouver Street, and I
pointed out that certain disused
stables, disused that is as far as
quadrupeds were concerned, had been
turned into sleeping apartments for
a party of foreigners. I said that I
had been induced to make mention of
the matter because the present inhabitants were in the habit of emptying their slops into the surface drain
on the roadway, and that this practice
occasioned much discontent among
near-by residents, because of the offensive odours which arose therefrom.
I had hoped that, on the analogy of a
nod being as good as a wink to a
blind horse, this short reference in
my columns would haye been sufficient to put our Sanitary Inspector
on the "qui vive" and that further
writing on such a nauseous subject
would be unnecessary. Alas, for human hopes! My informant, whom I
had not seen since my last paragraph
appeared, met me on the s.treet .this
week, and told me that the nuisance
remained unabated and that the atmosphere in that neighbourhood still
lacked the sweetness which we are
accustomed to associate with Cologne.
I now make a formal plea that the
Sanitary Inspector for the City of
Victoria enquires into this state of
affairs for himself, and, if my informant has misled me and there is no
such nuisance as that complained of,
I am perfectly prepared to apologise
for having made a false statement. I
do not live in that quarter of the town
myself, and I am told that the nuisance is at its worst late at night or
very early in the morning. I cannot
be everywhere, and I have to rely, at
times, on the evidence of those people
whom I consider trust-worthy; I have
always played the game; I have made
mistakes, but when I have done so, I
have done the right thing. I will continue in this estimable practice, but
though my ancestors were North
Countrymen, I, myself, come from
Missouri, and I want to be quite sure
that a hot-bed of pestilence is not
brewing in the vicinity of the streets
*   *   *
And, whilst talking of sanitation, I
am reminded that last week I wrote a
few paragraphs which had as their
subject matter those dear little offshoots of our civilization which we
are accustomed to call "mice." I like
mice, myself. There is something so
delicately beautiful about their composition. Their hair is so soft; their
complexion is so bewitching and their
habits are so retiring. But I do not
plead guilty to the same feeling of
affection towards their cousins descended from the elder branch of the
family, whom we call "rats." Rats
are—well, I won't say it, but you
know what I mean. Towards the end
of last week an eating-house doing
business on Yates Street, just below
Langley, and known as "The Cafeteria," closed its doors, or, to be more
accurate, had its doors closed by the
Sheriff. From a brief study of the
windows one might think that the proprietors had literally obeyed the in-
. junction of the Apostle, and had not
stood upon the order of their going.
Apparently, they just went. They left
food on the tables and food on the
shelves (this is not meant to be a
paraphrase of a popular comic song).
And then the rats came. An observant pedestrian, who most certainly
ought to apply for a position in some
statistical office, took the trouble to
stand and count the rodents, and with
that kind-heartedness which is such a
characteristic of all those who have
had dealings with the "Lounger,"
came up to the office of Th'e Week
to report progress. He told me that
he had counted 37 rats on tlie floor
and 19 on the tables ancl window display shelves.   I marvelled, but I was
too polite to say what I thought about
his veracity. However, later, I wandered down myself; I saw no rats;
they were probably sleeping off the
effects of their gormandizing, but I
saw their traces. Pies in the window
were half eaten, other confections
were gnawed and the floor was covered with circumstantial evidence.
* *   *
■Now there are rats and rats. I remember that quite lately I read a
most illuminating article on the subject of these interesting little animals, and I absorbed with a great
deal of interest the information that
some rats are plague breeders, whilst
others are not. It all depends on
the kind of fleas which they carry on
their backs. Unfortunately, I have
entirely forgotten which rat carries
which flea. I should therefore be inclined to judge it safer to condemn
all rats to an untimely death, so as to
be on the safe side, and I should be
most disinclined to let a sheriff's mandate interfere with my crusade, if I
were the Sanitary Inspector. I am
not the proud possessor of the office,
but I can do my little best and I type
these lines in the hope that they may
catch the eye of the proper official
and result in a more careful supervision of those restaurant premises
which have had the misfortune to fall
into the hands of. the bailiff.
* *   *
I wonder if 1 am unlike the rest of
mankind. Some there are, I know
who like to keep their "roasts" till
the end, but I prefer to finish my
course with savoury or dessert, and
if I have anything nasty to say, I want
to get it over early in my column, so
that I may be free to indulge my
fancy in writing about those subjects
which give me satisfaction. I now
come to 'a more pleasant phase of
Victorian life, and I want to make a
feature of it. I want to give someone his deserts (Joke. Ed. Week.)
I understand that we have had
churches in Victoria for a very long
time; I also understand that we have
had ordained ministers of different denominations to conduct the services
therein. I doubt, however, whether
any movement in Victoria is likely to
be productive of such good results as
the series of Sunday evening concerts
which are being held in the Victoria
Theatre. To me it is astonishing to
see the number of men, for women are
not numerous, who flock to hear these
concerts, and who willingly sing the
hymns provided in the programme, and
who attentively listen to the very
short address delivered by the Rev.
Sidney Lindridge. This gentleman
has managed to size up the situation
in a nut-shell. He has realised that a
large proportion of the population of
Victoria will not go to church; he
knows that on Sunday evenings they
are dull and have nothing to do. He
has therefore organized these concerts, which he started during the
summer months down at the Gorge.
He sees to it that an efficient band,
Mr. Bautly's, plays them good music;
he introduces a few hymns with
catchy tunes and he delivers an address which is well to the point, but
which is not long enough to induce
yawns. I consider that Mr. Lindridge
is fulfilling a long-felt want, and that
the Sunday evening concerts at the
Victoria The'atre are very nearly approaching the goal of modern Christianity. I sincerely trust that the
crowds which throng the theatre on
these Sunday evenings will realize
that it is up to them to make a continuance of these concerts possible,
and that when the plate goes round,
as go round it must, they will respond
sufficiently generously to pay expenses and enable the organizer to
continue them throughout the dull
winter months.
* *   *
More than nineteen hundred years
ago Nathaniel queried whether any
good thing could come out of Naz
areth. For a very long time people
in Canada have wondered whether
any good thing could come out of
the Old Country, and for this reason
we have seen American products holding sway throughout the length and
breadth of the Dominion. However,
knowledge comes to all in time, if
they diligently seek it, and we who
live in Victoria have now the pleasure
of seeing a real civic possession in
use which has come from Great Britain. I refer to the new motor street
sweeper. It is British throughout,
and though a street sweeper in not
the most 'aristocratic form of machinery in the market, it is one of the most
useful. When the sweeper sweeps the
streets, and the milkman goes his
rounds and the wicked wend their
homeward way a glow of truly British enthusiasm pervades the whole being of the
The restaurant manager stood behind the
cashier's desk, wearing his stock-in-trade
smile for each customer.
An old gentleman came np. "I notice," said
he, fumbling with his purse, "that you advertise you make your own pies."
"Yes, sir," answered the manager proudly;
"we do."
"Will you permit me to offer you a suggestion?"
"Certainly sir; certainly. We should be
most happy to have yours."
"Well, then, let someone else make 'em."
LADY, 28, exceptionally well educated and of distinguished appearance, seeks correspondence with a
gentleman, equally well equipped,
and of good position, with matrimonial intentions. "Nemo," care of
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Telephone 1391 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19,  1912
The Pomander Walk
Never before has the Victoria Thea-
Ire staged such a dainty little comedy
If early Nineteenth Century English
Jfe  as  on Tuesday and  Wednesday
Ivenings of the  current week, when
louis  N.    Parker's    delightful  play
[Pomander Walk," was presented by
company of English actors.   It was
thousand   pities  that   the   theatre-
loing  public   of  the  city  were   evi-
Isntly not fully aware of the treat
"lat was in store for them, as there
lere many empty seats which should
live been filled.   The atmosphere of
le times was  excellently preserved
Iroughout the whole of the three acts
Id the manners, customs and conization were all in keeping.
U Jerome Brooke-Hoskyn, Esq.,
Jid it is necessary to remember the
|sq."), Mr. Albert Gran excelled;
facial expression, his dress and
gestures proclaimed the attitudin-
in which the part called for. His
|le of referring to H. R. H. the
of W. and his repetition of
lerry's" jokes were in entire keep-
with the style of the "beau" which
strove so valiantly to support.
[. Leonard Craske as the Admiral
ared with Mr. Gran the honours
liongst the actors, combining admir-
|ly the attributes of the old-time
-dog and the aristocratic King of
Walk. Of the ladies the first
|nours went to Miss Winifred Fra-
who gave a charming present-
^nt of the ingenuous maiden in love
the first time.
Phe whole company, however, was
|gularly well balanced and I have
3sen the above names for the most
Irt because they were in evidence
J)re than the other characters,
lubtless the theatre will have to
up the S. R. O. sign when "The
locolate Soldier" arrives; doubtless
lier plays will be presented this sea-
Ii which will bring in larger box-
lice receipts, but I am inclined to
link that the coming season will see
Ithing on the boards at the Victoria
jieatre which will be on a par with
fomander Walk" as far as artistry
conception and delicacy of acting
|e concerned.
The Sheehan Opera Company
iDuring the last theatrical season
jiseph Sheehan with his Grand Opera
ompany paid a visit to Victoria and
hsented "The Love Tales of Hoff-
lan." On that occasion the Itar was
Iffering from a bad cold and the
lidience was unable to judge of his
Liabilities; the chorus was weak,
"ast Thursday night the same man-
Jement arrived in Victoria again
lesented "II Trovatore." Mr. Shee-
In was in good voice and the chorus
lis much improved; consequently
|e performance was a success.
Joseph F. Sheehan has a fine tenor
lice; it is not very powerful, but it
|ited the local theatre admirably and
interpretation of the role of
jfanrico" was all that could be deled. Mr. Joseph Royer is a bari-
jie with a pleasing but not over-
long voice and Mr. Francis J.
lyle, the basso, is well above the
Wage. Miss Caldwell, the soprano,
|a dainty singer and a good actress,
her work in the duets and trios
Is exceptionally creditable, but the
jir of the evening was undoubtedly
Iss Alma Stetzler, the contralto
lose rendering of the big duo in the
pond Act was really superb. The
Drus on the occasion of the latest
lit was well balanced, the staging
Is good and the orchestra was ex-
llent, special mention being due the
Thus the first rendition of Grand
Jicra in Victoria this season scored
|)ig success. People in Victoria are
vays willing to patronize good
bws, provided that they know they
going to be good, and it is a
Itter   for   congratulation   that   the
Sheehan Opera Company has redeemed itself from the stigma which
attached to it on the occasion of its
last appearance in the Capital.
The Empress Theatre
The vaudeville house performance
is not quite up to form this week,
there being but two turns which are
anywhere near standard, and they are
not on the plane to which we have
lately.* become accustomed. The
Three Italian Troubadours improve
as they go on, and towards the end
of their appearance on the stage the
audience is quite sorry to lose them.
The falsetto of one member is exceptionally fine. Collins & Hart are
comic acrobats and their turn evokes
a great deal of laughter. Of the resi
little  need  be  said.    Mme.   Bessee's
Mme. Harriet J.aliadie, who will appear at
the Victoria Theatre on Nov. 7th, in
"The Great Galeoto."
ccckatoos are not as good as those
which were exhibited on the same
stage a few weeks ago; the Dancing
Maddens call for no special mention,
and Arthur Whitelaw is a monologuist
of no peculiar qualifications.
Princess Theatre
"East Lynne" at the Princess Theatre this week, played to very large
houses, and gave every satisfaction.
The Williams Co. presented a most
artistic performance, and every character was played correctly. Miss Mildred Page surpassed her former records as a leading lady. Her "Lady
Isabella" in the first Act was natural
and charming, and in the succeeding
Acts, her emotion was so real and
genuine, that it touched all hearts;
mention should also be made of her
beautiful gowns. The other members
of the company, notably Mr. Aldenn
as Levison, Miss Rice as Corny and
Miss Burch as Barbara Hare, all did
The splendid comedy, "Are you a
Mason," will be put on for the coming week. The management has
made an unusual effort to secure this
up-to-date comedy, and anticipates
that it will meet with great success.
It had a long run in New York, also
in London, and comes highly recommended. The cast is a long one ar.d
great attention will be paid to staging it. "Are You a Mason" will play
all next week; Wednesday and Saturday matinee.
The Crystal Theatre
There is some likelihood of boxing
matches being prohibited throughout
the civilized world in the near future,
but this is not likely to interfere with
"Battling Bob," who is one of the
finest boxers ever seen in Victoria. By
the way, he is a kangaroo, but he has
made good with many champions,
and he was the star turn at the be
ginning of' this week at the Crystal.
The management secured this wonderful animal direct from San Francisco, thereby demonstrating the fact
that they are out all the time to provide the very best in the way of
vaudeville turns for those of their
patrons who tire of watching pictures
all the time.
The Majestic Theatre
There was an excellent medley of
pictures shown at the Majestic this
week. On the opening nights good
comedy was afforded by the adventures of a worthy man who was determined not to go down to posterity
as an exponent of race suicide. Another of "Mary's" adventures was also
shown, and this interesting series is
to be continued, a fourth picture dealing with the career of this delightful
maiden being scheduled for the near
Romano's Theatre
There is something most seductive
about Romano's. One always finds
oneself outside this fascinating house
just when it is beginning to rain, or
when it is too hot to stay out in the
sun, or when one is tired. And once
inside, there is no getting away again
till the whole of the pictures billed are
shown, and even then the average
spectator wishes that there were
more. The Government Street house
has certainly obtained a hold on the
public, and a hold which it well deserves.
World Tour
The appearance of Mme. Harriet
Labadie, at the Victoria Theatre on
November 7th, when she will give a
dramatic interpretation of The Great
Galeoto, in aid of the Woman's Auxiliary Provincial Royal Jubilee Hospital, is of interest in that she is making a second visit to the Coast after
appearing in the Eastern cities of America and Canada under the most distinguished patronage. Her original
intention to go abroad this season
has been necessarily postponed and
her present plan is to make a brief
tour of the coast cities in which she
will make several return appearances
and also to visit her ranch in Oregon,
before returning in time to fill her
Eastern engagements.
In the Spring Mme. Labadie appeared before the Century Theatre
Club of New York and later was entertained as the guest of honour at
the Astor Hotel. Mme. Labadie is returning with several new plays from
the pen of leading English and American dramatists, with the special permission of the authors to use them in
her repertoire. Her interpretations
of plays of such high order as these
cannot fail to inspire a desire for the
best in dramatic literature and as an
educational factor the value of such
a far reaching tour cannot be overestimated.
Officer 666
"Officer 666," who, by unanimous
vote, has been acclaimed the funniest
and most popular policeman that ever
swung a night stick, will soon be on
post duty at the Victoria Theatre,
where his efforts to extricate himself
from a web of complications in which
he becomes entangled, is certain to
arouse the usual whirlwind of laughter
that has followed in his wake ever
since he was appointed on the laughing squad a year ago.
There is no speedier or surer cure
for a grouch than paying a visit to
"Officer 666." If he can't make you
laugh you had better see a doctor.
Bought and Paid For
Among the splendid list of attractions Manager Denham has secured
for his patrons the coming season is
William A. Brady's greatest play of
the century, "Bought and Paid For,"
by George Broadhurst. Never in the
history of long dramatic engagements in New York City has any play
compared with the sensational success
of the Broadhurst play. The play will
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Victoria Theatre
November 7th,   8.15 p.m.
Special Engagement
Mme. Harriet Labadie
Will Interpret Jose Echegaray's
Powerful Play
"The Great Galeoto"
In  aid  of  the   Woman's  Auxiliary    Provincial    Royal
Jubilee Hospital
Prices $2.00, $1.50, $1.00
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October 4th.
Carriages—10.15 P-m.
Note—Patrons   are   requested
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advertised.    Late   arrivals   will
not be seated until after Act 1.
Victoria Theatre
October 25th and 26th
Victoria Ladies'Musical
Present Gilbert & Sullivan's
"H.M.S. Pinafore"
Prices—$1.00, 75c, 50c and 25c
Matinee—50c and 25c
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Prices ioc, 20c and joe
Matinees Wednesday and Snturdny
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1'atterers ancl Parodists
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James F. Clara
In a Touch of Nature called
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The Week
A Provincial Newspaper and Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published  at  1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B.C., Canada
The Island Arts
and Crafts
By Bohemian
For many years it has been a reproach against Canada in general and
Western Canada in particular that the
fine arts are neglected in favour of
the nimble dollar. And until quite recently this reproach was undoubtedly
well founded, for Art seemed stifled
by Commerce, and the minds of our
prominent men seemed to be so full
of that pioneer spirit which has carved
an empire out of virgin territory that
there was no room for an appreciation of "les beaux arts." Four years
age, however, saw the beginning of a
new era and when Mrs. C. Bampfylde
Daniell inaugurated the Island Arts
and Crafts Club at a meeting held at
her house, a movement was set on
foot which has made steady progress.
At the present day Victorians and
other dwellers on Vancouver Island
can regard with satisfaction the talent
which has been induced to show itself. The annual exhibition held in
the Capital has shown year by year a
distinct improvement, so much so that
artists who have a reputation outside
the confines of the Island have been
pleased to show specimens of their
work in Victoria.
I have said that a marked improvement is observable in local talent, this
is due, undoubtedly, to the life classes
which have been held during the winter months and the outdoor sketching
classes which have taken their place
during the summer. These classes
have been well attended and their
beneficent effect will have been obvious to all those who, like Bohemian,
have been privileged to see this, the
Fourth Annual Exhibition.
Being a Bohemian and a journalist,
I had the advantage this year of a
private view of the Exhibition which
is being held at the Alexandra Club.
I had been led to expect an increase
in the number of pictures shown, but
I confess that I was astounded when
I saw what that increase really meant.
An Exhibition of this nature requires
more than a word of general commendation, and I feel that I cannot
do better than take my readers with
me on the tour of inspection which I
then made, I made notes of names of
artists and titles of pictures both as
they appealed to me as a man and as
they appealed to the artist within me.
One of the first pictures I noticed
was from the brush of Mr. T. Bamford who is well represented by his
series of pictures dealing with English scenes. His art is more noticeable in the water colour division
where a gem entitled "Conway
Castle," particularly caught my fancy;
the colouring is exquisite and the
whole conception gave a view of the
historic pile which was most refreshing to one who has been for so long
accustomed to the sense of newness
which prevails in Canada. The next
picture amongst the oil paintings to
attract attention was "A Bush Fire,
Shawnigan," by Mrs. Shallcross, who
was also represented by a delightful
painting taken near Point Ellice
bridge and most appropriately styled
"The Abandoned Sealers." Miss
Kate A. Smith is another exhibitor
who will undoubtedly gain much
"kudos" for her painting of a dog and
of a harvest scene which she calls
"Midday Rest." Mrs. C. Bampfylde
Daniell is well to the fore this year
with paintings executed in the neighbourhood of Victoria. Her masterpiece in this year's exhibit is, undoubtedly, a view of Capilano Can*
yon. Other pictures shows scenes in
Metchosin, Goldstream and Sooke, but
many of Mrs. Daniell's latest works
have been shipped to London.
There is a peculiar fascination about
seascapes and Mr. Eldridge has contributed a couple which show marked
ability. An excellent character study
was to be seen in "Knives to Grind,"
by Miss Mills, while Miss W. Chambers' children studies were very pleasing. A characteristic view of the Golf
Links was sent in by Mr. T. S. Gore,
and Mrs. C. F. Walker's "Santa Barbara" struck me as being of a very
high order.
Amongst the pastels I should like
to make special mention of Miss T.
V. Wylde's portrait of a child; the
colouring is exquisite, and other work
of hers which I saw in the water
colour section fully bore out the first
impression 1 had formed of her artistic capability. Mrs. D. R. Harris,
with her portrait of Master Lorendge
and her study of a head excited my
liveliest admiration, as did Mrs. Rowley, with three charming heads. Before leaving this department of the
exhibition I should like to say a special word in praise of Mr. V. I. Cum-
ming, whose two pictures of Cornish
lads were, to my mind the gems of
the whole collection.
Passing to the Water colours the
first picture I noticed was by Miss J.
Crease, and I was immensely struck
by the great improvement which is
evident in this artist's work since I
saw it last. Her two pictures "On
the North Thompson," and "A Woodland Trail," show a delicate perception of the values of light and shade.
A beautiful interior, showing the
South Transept of York Minster, is
from the brush of Miss E. Fenn and
is one of the features of the exhibition.
Mr. Hugh Davis is responsible for
two fine pictures dealing with the
ships that pass in the night, while
Miss Woodward is represented by a
sketch entitled "In the Harbour." Another harbour scene, depicting Victoria in the olden days was sent in by
Miss Kitto, whose work this year is
worthy of the highest praise. Views
from the neighbourhood of Banff have
been contributed by Mr. T. W. Fripp,
whose "Lake Louise" and "Moraine
Lake," are amongst the best pictures
in the exhibition. Colonel E. Hobday has sent down two landscapes
painted in the neighbourhood of
Cowichan and Esquimalt Harbour.
It is easy for a careful observer to
see that Whitby has associations for
Mrs. Oldfield, whose painting of
Whitby harbour is the best of her
English scenes. A striking picture
amongst the Water colours is a country scene with a horse in the foreground; this is the work of Mr. J.
Spears and is likely to attract much
attention. Mr. J. R. Blaikie, the Secretary of the Island Arts and Crafts
Club, is represented by a characteristic painting called "The Beach at
Gonzales," The Art of Vancouver is
more than sustained by Mr. S. P.
Judge, whose Indian and Japanese
sketches are in a class by themselves.
"Moonlight," by Miss Grace J. Judge,
is a most fascinating study. Two
other pictures, whicli I should not like
to pass by without a mention are "Sea
Gulls," by Miss D. Cockeram, and
"Lake Louise," by Mrs. F. Leather.
The last portion of the exhibition
is taken up with Black and White
work and Mr. F. W. Harer of Philadelphia is the contributor of two excellent etchings. Mrs. Blaikie is to
be congratulated 011 her drawings of
insect life, the study of a death's
head moth being exceptionally good.
Mr. Alec McGregor is responsible for
two fine black and white sketches of
scenes up the Gorge, while Mr. John
Wilson with his architectural presentment of a Tudor residence and Mr.
J. W. Morris, who furnishes a drawing of a house at Oak Bay, show that
the exhibition is not confined merely
to those whom we are commonly inclined to put in a class by themselves
as artists.
There is one picture which I have
not mentioned, and I sadly fear that
I have not been educated up to its
beauties: I am told that the work of
Charles John Collings is the rage in
New York and is expected to take
London by storm. A picture of his
entitled "The Dawn of Spring," has
been lent to the Exhibition and can
be seen at the Alexandra Club. I
should be failing in my duty if I did
not mention it, but I leave my readers
to judge of it for themselves.
The Island Arts and Crafts Club
deserve the heartiest congratulations
for their exhibit and the thanks of
the citizens of Victoria for the efforts
which they have made to encourage
Art in the city and on the Islartd. If
the success with which they have met
during the first four years of their
existence continues in like ratio, there
is no doubt but that Victoria will soon
be in a position to dictate the ethics
of Art to all the other cities on the
Pacific Coast.
Stories of
Written Specially for fhe Week
by Gilbert Malcolm Sproat
There is, in an old manuscript,
(("Mostyn" collection), an account
of the visit to London, of the Welsh
Prince, at Christmas 1277, (before the
final rupture with Edward I), in order
to do homage for two hundred townships in Wales which Edward then,
was, by treaty, entitled to receive.
The Welsh dignitaries had large retinues, as the custom was on such oc-
owing to general use by the dominant
English people. Finally, "Ap" itself
was lost by sinking into surnames,
for instance, "Ap Howell" became
"Powell," and "Ap Harry" became
"Parry," and so forth, just as "Mac,"
(meaning "son" like "Mab"), sank into "Macdonald," "Macpherson," etc.,
in North Britain and Ireland.
An important factor, in the above
changes, was the following; The
lineage-rigmarole having been found
inconvenient, particularly in the
courts, was checked, in Henry
Eighth's time (1509-47), notably by
the President of the Court of Marches,
Bishop Rowland Lee, who, being
wearied by the repetition of "Ap"
this, and "Ap" that, in the case of a
jury, directed that the individual's
name, last appearing, or the name of
his distinctive residence, if he had
one, should appear in the panel, in
future—for instance (referring to
"Mostyn's collection," in the first line
of my present article), the name,
"Thomas Al Richard al Hywel ab
Jeuan Fychan" had to be reduced, in
future, to the name of his house, the
poor dissyllable "Mostyn."
How slowly the Reformed English
Church shook off monastic austerities,
both in England and Wales, is, perhaps, not generally realised. In the
"Book of rules for country Parsons,"
by the brother of the first Lord Herbert of Cherbury, it is stated, that, if
the parson be unmarried and keep
House, he must not have a woman in
the house, but find opportunities of
having his meat dressed, and other
Visions may fade, but victory holds fast,
In glowing radiance, till the reign of truth;
Cleared are the skies from phantoms of the past,
Thus the full morn exults in pride of youth.
On castled height, and pinnacled expanse,
Rests the elation of a land's desire,
In forms enduring beauty to enhance,
And teach her still in conquest to aspire.
—W. G. Boynton.
casions. They were well treated, and
had quarters allotted at Islington, an/1
neighbouring suburban villages of
London, but the manuscript goes on
to say:
"The places did not afford milk for
"such numerous trains; the Welsh-
"men liked neither wine nor the ale
"of London, and, though plentifully
"entertained, were much displeased at
"the new manner of living which did
"not suit with their taste; they slight-
"ed the English bread, and their pride,
"too, was disgusted by the perpetual
'staring of the Londoners who fol-
"lowed them in crowds to gaze at
"their uncommon garb. 'No,' cried
"the indignant Britons, among them-
"selves, 'we never again will visit Islington, except as conquerors,' and,
"from that instant, they resolved to
"take up arms."
This littie story, of 600 years ago,
makes dry history interesting. The
Welsh, in those days, seem to have
relished honey, as well as milk, four
tons of honey a year, being, at one
time, part of the tribute from South
to North Wales.
There lies before me a letter from
one of your readers (who, I suppose,
is not a Welshman), asking for some
explanation of the former common
use of "Ap," in Welsh nomanclature.
So far as I know, it is something like
the following:
Formerly, in Wales, and in other
places in the realm, before surnames
became common, the identification of
an individual was helped by describing him as "son of so and so," who
was "son of so and so," etc., etc. The
Welsh word for "son" was "Mab,"
but some confusion occurring owing
to the English "M" being pronounced
as "F" in Welsh, the "M" was dropped
and "Ap" left to signify "son." Then
a further change took place, following the banter of the English in pronouncing "Al" as "Ap," which the
Welsh did not readily accept, but
which became more or less common
services done, by men-servants at
home, and his linen washed abroad.
Bishop Bellot, of Chester, who died
1596, one of the English Biblical
translators appointed by Elizabeth,
would on no account admit a female
into his family. Commenting on this,
the eminent Welsh historian, Philip
Yorke of Erthig, writing in 1799,
states that there was an odd Divine
"not long since living in Anglesey, of
"such transparent purity, that he
"would not suffer his shirts, either at
"home or abroad, to be washed in the
same tub with the women's shifts."
Now, on the other hand, the Liverpool Weekly Mercury, 21st Septem-
1912, publishes an address at Holyhead by an Anglesey Vicar, the Rev.
J. A. Rees, M.A., who begins by
stating that "it is unnecessary for him
"to prove that immorality is today
"the greatest curse of Wales, and that
"Anglesey, the mother of Wales, is
"the blackest spot in this respect, a
"matter involving rich and poor,
"learned and unlearned, christian and
"non-christian." I hope Rees exaggerates, but it is a subject I know
nothing about; Lloyd George has not
mentioned it. Rees admits that the
Irish, for their part, retain their high
place of purity among the nations.
But what, I ask, is the use of stating
momentous historical facts without
some attempted explanation? We are
not all, surely, twopenny-halfpenny
The Tale of Mona Lisa
He was an agent for the sale of books, and
a very smart salesman, too; but this time it
looked as though he had met his match.
"I have here a work in English," began the
A frown settled over the student's face.
"I never fead English," he replied.
"But your friends?" There was a hopeful
uplift of the bookseller's eyebrows.
"I have no friends," came the reply; "nothing but a dog."
A light came into the agent's mournful eye.
"Well, you want something to throw at the
dog," he cried—and sold the set.
I think I have at last learned thel
truth as to the fate of the GiocondaJ
writes a   correspondent   of Londoti
Truth.   It is melancholy news: "las
ciate ogni speranza."   We shall nevei
again see Leonardo da Vinci's famoui
picture.   One might wish it had beei
stolen, for then there would have beei
hope for its reappearance.   The fac
is, I learn,   that it   never   left th
Louvre; it perished there.   A photo
grapher's employe, wishing to aveng
himself  on  the  world  at large  fo
what he thought his wrongful dismii
sal,   imagined   a   piece   of  sabotag
worthy of a twentieth century Hero]
strates;  he spread the contents of
phial of sulphuric acid over the po|
trait of Mona Lisa.
From another source I have head
further particulars. I do not vouJ
for them with the same certainty, bl
regard them, nevertheless, as highl
probable. The vitriol outrage on t|
Gioconda was committed a year
two before the world learned of t|
theft. The picture supposed to haj
been stolen was, in fact, a copy,
long as there was any hope of
storing the original the substitute
left in the familiar frame under a glj
pane. This piece of plate glass
inserted a year or two before
"theft." When all hopes of rested
the original were given up, and wj
certain visitors were beginning
whisper their doubts about the
ture under the glazed frame, the _H
stitute was taken out and very lil|
thrown into the fire. Possibly
original panel, a worthless piecj
wood, met with the same fate.
After the sensational disappeara
of the Gioconda, or let us say its cc
Government officials were not long
perceiving   the   improbability   of
theft. * The police were allowed, hi
ever, to follow this scent, first,
of kindness to the public, and, seco
ly, because to let out the whole
what is now believed to be the t
story, would have compelled resp
sible officials to admit even more f
than they did the slackness and
efficiency that prevailed high and
among the Louvre staff.    The
text,    however,    was    a    good
for   removing   several   menials
pected   of   trade   unionist   procl
ties.   The director of the Louvre,!
Homolle, did not come too badly f
of the adventure. His resignation
accepted, but as a compensation!
was appointed director of the FreJ
Archaeological School   of   Athenl
post he  had  already  filled,  and)
which he was longing to return. [
And, now, farewell, Gioconda I
I asked a friend of mine, an ail
ority on  chemistry, what would |
the effect of pouring sulphuric acid|
a picture.     "Burn   the   varnish,"
said, "and destroy the colors.    Tl|
are all the more liable to attack
sulphuric acid, as they are, as a ril
oxides.   They would be turned i\
sulphates, mostly soluble.   The
would not need to be concentraf)
Indeed, diluted acid would act all
quicker.   It would be all over ill
few seconds.   A few black and wB
spots formed by insoluble sulphq
might give a sort of shadow of ■
picture; that 'is, if the paint did
come off in rags."
"So you have proposed to the heiress ?'|
"I have," answered Lord Barecash.
"Have you been accepted?"
"Not finally.   I am to call tomorrow
a list of my creditors."
At the Victoria Book and Stal
tionery Co., 1004 Governmen|
St., Victoria, B.C.:
"The Red Cross Girl," b|
Richard Harding Davis.   $i.sc|
"The Back Pearl," by Mr|
Wilson Woodrow.   $1.50.
"The Gulf Between," by Ann|
Costantini.  $1.35.
At Fullbrook-Sayers Stationl
ery Co., 1220 Government St.l
"The Blue Wall," by Richar|
Washburn Child.   $1.25.
"Lives of the Hunted," bi
Ernest Thompson Seton. $2.ocl
"The Hollow of Her Hand,!
George Barr McCutcheon. $1.30] THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER  19,  1912
October 9 to 15
fctober 9—
W. E. Staneland—Bay St.—Stores  15,000
A. Gardner—Haultain St.—Dwelling  8,000
T. H. Fletcher—Myrtle St.—Dwelling  2,500
Tim Kee—Princess St.—Dwelling  3,000
H. J. Trueman—Linden Ave.—Dwelling   2,500
Wize & Gibson—Lee Ave.—Dwelling  2,300
J. R. Clements—Harrison St.—Add. to Dwelling  400
Bungalow Construction Co.—Durban St.—Dwelling  3,500
Bungalow Construction Co.—Carnsew St.—Dwelling  2,500
Bungalow Construction Co.—Durban St.—Dwelling  2,500
Bungalow Construction Co.—Carnsew St.—Dwelling  2,500
Bungalow Construction Co.—'Carnsew St.—Dwelling  2,500
Bungalow Construction Co.—Durban St.—Dwelling  2,500
Bungalow Construction Co.—Clare St.—Dwelling  2,500
iBungalow Construction Co.—Steele St.—Dwelling  2,300
Thornton Fell—Fort St.—New Roof  1,500
ober 10—
B. C. Electric Co.—Pembroke St.—Store and Dwelling.... 10,000
Reliance Inv. & Bldg. Co.—Linden Ave.—Dwelling  6,500
IE. J. Chambers—Ross St.—Dwelling  1,500
J. Daniels—Bank St.—Garage   2,000
A. Roberts—Young St.—Garage  150
T. A. Kennedy—Gorge Rd.—Store and Dwelling  2,500
H. J. Knott—Irvine St.—Dwelling  1,200
Mr. Noon—Hulton St.—Dwelling  450
Itober 11—•
J. Sweethurst—Washington St.—Dwelling  5,000
G. J. Ryan—Battery St.—Alt. to Saloon  5,000
B. C. Land—Wharf St.—Stable  700
Itober 12—
Lou Wah-Work St.—Stable  750
A. S. Beattie—Cedar Hill Rd—Dwelling  2,300
Itober 14—
W. Barbour—Rendall St.—Dwelling  2,500
P. Shearer—Myrtle St.—Dwelling  300
A. MacLennan—Grahame St.—Dwelling  1,000
C. A. Steele—Maple St.—Dwelling '  2,500
H. Palmatier—Seaview St.—Dwelling  3,000
[tober 15— .
E. F. Radiger—Howe St.—Dwelling  3,500
R. C. Lowe—Beechwood St.—Dwelling  4,000
F. Perry—Rudlin St.—Dwelling  350
C. C. Smith—Joseph St.—Dwelling  2,000
A. Pike—Cambridge St.—Dwelling  4,500
ow Crops of East and West Furnish Business to Engravers and Bank
Note Companies
In September and October, the Winnipeg banks are always obliged
send currency to the grain fields in large amounts. This year it is
pposed that the new Dominion fives will be extensively utilized, but,
vertheless, the bank note circulation in Western Canada is expanding
th great rapidity. The banks are obliged to be forehanded in laying
a stock of notes to meet the fall payments in the West. A large
mber secure their new notes from the Ottawa branch of the Ameri-
n Bank Note Co.; some patronize the British American Bank Note
.; and one or two institutions give contracts to an English company,
act figures are not yet obtainable for August or September, but in
: month of July the 27 chartered banks received from the engravers
w notes having a face value of $5,804,005. The August total is
timated as $5,600,000, this being the average of the preceding seven
inths. It is to be noted that the August government bank statement
>wed expansion of well over $5,500,000 in notes actually in circu-
ion. The monthly totals compare as follow with the receipts in other
nths during the past two and a half years.
New Bank Notes Received from Engravers
1912 1911 1910
December          $2,155,000        $3,170,002
November    5,350,000 3,939,002
October    4,075,000 7,240,002
September   2,696,002. 4,299,000
August $ 5,600,000 (est) 2,930,000 2,755,004
July     5,804,005 3,030,005 2,110,000
June    7,010,000 3,360,015 6,466,250
May     4,560,000 1,850,000 5,673,750
April     3,127,333 5,359,000 6,708,333
March   12,233,000 5,773,040 3,410,000
February      3,775,000 3,085,000 4,505,000
January    2,710,010 3,460,000 1,895,000
$44,819,348      $43,123,062      $52,171,343
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The average per month for the first eight months of 1912 is
$5,600,000, as against an average of $3,600,000 for the whole of 1911,
and an average of $4,350,000 for the whole of 1910. As the deliveries
are usually large in the fall when the Western wheat crop is on the
market, it is likely that the total of bank notes printed and delivered
to the Canadian institutions in 1912 will far exceed the total for 1911.
The monthly average for the last four months of the current year
equals or exceeds $3,000,000, the large total shown in 1910 will also be
Reasons for Present Year's Marked Increase
. The action of the banks in getting such a large number of notes
printed in 1912 has not been due altogether to their expectations of an
exceptionally big wheat crop in Manitoba, Saskatchewan ancl Alberta.
Throughout the summer they have kept in mind the possibility that the
three prairie provinces might have in the neighbourhood of 200,000,000
bushels upon completing the harvest. And on that account the orders
given to the bank note companies were doubtless slightly increased.
The developments in regard to bank mergers or absorptions have been a
notable factor in increasing the deliveries of new notes in 1912. The
effects of the Commerc-Eastern Townships merger are seen in the large
deliveries in March, 1912. In that month the Commerce received from
the engravers $5,768,000 in new notes. Prior to the absorption the
Eastern Townships Bank was accustomed to keep on hand about
$4,800,000 or $4,900,000 of its own notes. Of these about half were
in circulation and the other half represented the notes carried in the
tills of the branches. All of these notes would become useless when
the bank was absorbed by the Commerce. It would be the duty of the
directors to destroy them as fast as they came in. They would, of
course, have to be replaced by Commerce notes; and it would perhaps
cost the Commerce from $15,000 to $17,000 for printing $5,000,000 par
value of new fives and tens.
Effect of Bank Amalgamations
The expense in which the Royal would be invo'ved through the
necessity of replacing the Traders Bank's notes would be even greater.
The Traders had on hand and in circulation at the end of July $7,488,-
520 face value in its own notes. All of these would have to be
destroyed. Apparently the Royal has been laying in a stock of its own
notes in readiness to replace the Traders' circulation. In July the
Royal received $1,880,000 from the engravers. Its receipts prior to
that were as follows:—In June, $1,980,000; in May, $1,220,000; in
April, $224,000; and in March, $740,000. Doubtless the August'
receipts would bring the supply of notes up to the required amount. In
the case of a bank absorption like the two here referred to, the outstanding circulation of the absorbed bank would not come in all at once.
The redemptions would be very heavy during the first month. Then
the tide would slacken by degrees, and it would probably be four or
five years before the country would be cleared of the notes.
The West's Big Share
The banks having the greatest number of branches in Western
Canada make the following showing in the matter of receipts of new
notes during the first seven months of 1912:—Union Bank of Canada,
$860,000; Canadian Bank of Commerce, $9,708,000; Merchants Bank
of Canada, $900,000; Bank of Hamilton, nil; Northern Crown Bank,
$600,000; Royal Bank of Canada, $6,284,000; Bank of Montreal,
$7,020,000; Bank of British North America, $1,700,000; Imperial
Bank of Canada, $3,000,000; Bank of Toronto, $1,660,000; Dominion
Bank, $1,400,000; Traders Bank of Canada, nil; total, for 12 banks,
Every one of the above-named banks had more than 20 branches
in the four Western provinces at the end of 1911. It will be seen that
they account for four-fifths of the total receipts of new notes in the first
seven months of 1912. As about $10,000,000 or $11,000,000 of the
total receipts would be attributable to the two bank amalgamations
occurring this year, it is probable that the greater part of the remainder
would be attributable to the Western business of the banks.
Of course, it should be remembered that some of the banks may
have had on hand at the end of 1911 a quantity of notes fully sufficient
for the needs of 1912; and those banks would not, therefore, need to
procure large new supplies this year. It will be noticed that in April,
1912, the amount of notes received comes out an odd number. This is
due to the Bank of Nova Scotia's business in the West Indies, the
pound sterling being the unit in some of the islands where the bank has
branches.—Canadian Finance.
According to cable despatches, the action of F. Maclure Sclanders,
trade commissioner for Saskatoon, in addressing the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, with the object of clearing away some of the causes
that restrict British trade in Canada, has met with considerable approval
in Anglo-Canadian circles. His letter has been reprinted by the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Sclanders expresses his surprise at
the inexplicable apathy of English manufacturers, and speaks of "the
unreasonable disinclination of your merchants and manufacturers to
grant to our solid business concerns such terms of payment, etc., as our
exigencies demand. Most British houses dealing half-heartedly with
our merchants demand cash in return for bill of lading, the goods
meantime being retained at Montreal. Consequently our people are
required to pay for Old Country goods about three weeks before they
arrive here."
Saskatoon, he says, has as yet not had a single commercial failure,
and British houses can easily get information respecting the standing
of its merchants through agents of Canadian banks in London.
An old farmer and his wife lived near th
village church. One warm Sunday evening
while they sat dozing on the porch, th
crickets set up a loud chirping.
"I just love that chirpin' noise," said tl
old man drowsily, and before the cricke
had stopped he was fast asleep.
Soon afterwards the church choir brol
into a beautiful chant.
"Just listen to thatl" exclaimed his wif
"ain't  it  beautiful?"
'"Yes," murmured thc old farmer sleepil
"they do it with their hindlegs."
One mother who still considers Marc
waves as the most fashionable way of drei
ing the hair, was at work on the job.
Her little eight-year-old girl was crouch
on her father's lap, watching her moth
livery once in a while the baby fingers woi
slide over the smooth and glossy pate whi
is his father's.
"No waves for you, father," remarked t
little one.   "You're all beach."
The   shouting and the   yapping dies,
The Stampede and the Dook depart;
Behold the constant vaudeville I
The aldermen we know by heart.
Great Caesar's ghost I  they're with us ye|
So let us 'gainst them place a bet,
Lest  wc forget,  lest  we  forget!
At seven o'clock in thc morning two FrJ
duellists, who were to fight to the deatl
a place in the suburbs, met at the ticket (|
of the railway  station.
"Give  me  a return   ticket,   as usual,"
the   hist  duellist   to  the  clerk,  in  a  terl
tone, and with a ferocious twist of his n|
"I—I  say,  do    you    always    buy
tickets?'  stammered  his opponent.
"Yes, always."
"Then I apologise," said the other.
First Officer—"How do you like the hi
you bought from me last week?"
Second Officer—"All right; but he ough
carry his head a little higher?"
First Officer—"Oh, he will do that as s
as he is paid for."
Benevolent Old Lady—"Poor man, how
you become so lame?"
Poor Man:    "Over-exertion, mum."
Lady—"Indeed,  in what  way?"
Poor Man—"Movin" on every time a p'
man told me."
Cook with
652 Yates Street THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19,  1912
A Charming Tale from the Trench of Roger Regis, a Young French Novelist,
on Whom, Perhaps, the Mantle of Daudet Has Fallen.   The
Story Appeared in Le  Petit Journal and is
Translated by Helen E. Meyer
"Monsieur Duvernois!"
"Was it you that copied this let-
"It was."
"I thought sol If there is any
hance to accomplish a stupidity you
ire there! You have copied a let-
er from the head of this company,
nd ended it: 'Receive the expression
f my most distinguished considera-
Eh Men, Monsieur?"
Eh bien!" retorted the irascible
hief, "the correct expression in this
ase is: 'Receive the expression of my
ighest consideration.' To end a let-
r as you have done is to dishonor
our labors as a secretary. Look out
hat you do! You will not get off so
,sy next time."
Closing his tirade in a melodramat-
voice, the sub-chief retired* to his
ivate office. When he had disap-
ared, Duvernois doubled over his
|sk and his four colleagues cried
'He,   Hippolyte!     You   have   no
uvernois raised his denuded skull,
t a  distracted  glance about him
I've had no luck so far, but   the
jieel may reverse its motion; wait
til next month!   If I win the prize
u'll see."
His fellow-employees   smiled,   and
|aring the sudden return of the sub-
ief, they went to their work. There
re five clerks in the bureau, rang-
|g in age from thirty to sixty years.
vernois had less hair than the oth-
|s, and he was the oldest.   His col-
gues were Dubois,   Durand,   Du-
nt arid Duval.   Duvernois was the
cial   scapegoat.     Dubois,   Duval,
ipont and Durand were good men
d   conscientious   laborers,   careful
pyists, and  excellent   bookkeepers,
ose best efforts aimed at the favor
the sub-chief.   They were grateful
r crumbs, respectful, contented with
eir lot.    Duvernois was  conscien-
us and industrious, but refractory
reproof.   He sneered at the cere-
bnious rules that fixed the forms of
e signatures.   If he' bowed his will
the will of the sub-chief, he did it
cause he knew that he was old and
at at his age it would not be easy
get work.   When alone with his
lleagues he let loose floods of bit-
xness, crazy dreams  and   insensate
For many years he had bewailed
e wrongs of the social organiza-
"If I could tell my mind freely," he
id incessantly, "I should work rev-
lution!   The modern rich to-day are
hat they were in the days of Rome;
ke the Roman mob, they have only
sit in high places and turn down
peir thumbs.   Let me win the prize
the lottery and I'll cry my opinions
om the house-tops!   This office is a
ison; we are galley-slaves; the chief
a fop; the  sub-chief   is   a   thief.
hen I win the prize I'll tell him so."
Duvernois had a lottery ticket.   He
minded them of the fact daily.   His
sociates'laughed at him.
"You sinner!" said Dubois, "old as
u are and wise as you are, once get
oney in your hand and you'll marry
girl  young enough   to   be   your
"Not he!" said Duval.   "He'll buy
look in the company and go about
|ith the swellheads."
Duvernois  answered  sententiously.
e laughs best who laughs last."
That morning they were at their
:sks.   They had worked two hours,
uvernois had not appeared.
"What's the  matter   with   Duver-
is?" asked   Durand,   "can   he   be
Dubois slapped his ledgers. "The
awing took place yesterday! I'll bet
is too sick to leave his bed."
"He takes things hard; one of these
ys he'll die of it."
The four men searched the morning
"Do you know this number?" asked
upont. "He never told it . . .Ah I
rawing of the Lottery.   Here it is:
"ist prize—Osmond, lawyer, Brie.
"2nd prize—-M. Kleber, cook, Brest.
"3rd prize—(Collected by a Paris
bank).   Anonymous.
"Poor Hippolyte! he has no luck.
Now he dreads to come to the office;
he's afraid we'll run him."
At that moment the sub-chief
looked in, "Where is Duvernois?"
No one answered.  __
"M. Duvernois has not come?"
"No, Monsieur."
"Nor sent an excuse?"
"No, Monsieur."
"When he comes send him to me;
I'll teach him I"
"Go slow!" said a voice. "Go slow!"
The sub-chief turned and found
himself nose to nose with Duvernois.
"Ah!" cried the chief, "you've come,
have you? You have defied this office
for the last time; go to the cashier,
get your pay, and clear out!"
Hands in pocket, smiling, Hippolyte answered:
"To the devil with you and your
bureau! Look sharp, or I'll give you
a kick in the locality provided by Nature for that purpose!"
"Do you know what you are talking
about?" roared the chief.
"I'm no fool!" retorted Duvernois.
"I know what I'm about. Keep your
money.   I don't need it."
The manager, dazed by the sudden
change in positions, dropped into the
nearest chair.
"You have inherited?" he stammered.
"I could buy you out," answered
Duvernois. "I've won 500,000 francs
in the lottery. I'm Anonymous; the
man that won the third prize."
A long silence! The four model
employees who had been flattened to
their desks by fear, craned their necks
to gaze at the strange man who profited by his good luck to insult his
chief and revile the administration.
Little by little the chief recovered his
self-possession. He approached Duvernois, and, seizing his hand, shook
it vigorously.
"Monsieur Duvernois," he said, "I
offer you my sincere congratulations.
You should have told your news at
once and forestalled my impatience. I
regret my words; despite my apparent lack of consideration, I have human feelings and sympathies; I am
deeply moved by your wholly deserved good luck: With 500,000
francs at his disposal a man is not
required to be strictly punctual. I understand   ...   I appreciate   .   .    ."
"I thank you for your compliments," answered the impossible Duvernois*. "Your appreciation comes
too late; you have but a short time to
manifest it."
"How so?"
"Because I am about to send in my
"My dear friend," expostulated the
chief, "I beg of you reflect, before taking so rash a step. Your life has fitted
you to this bureau; your associates
would miss you; our work would suffer. To leave us would be to disturb
the even run of our routine. Remain
with us nominally, if in no other way;
come among us as usual, draw your
pay, work as much or as little as you
see fit; but remain one of us; let us
see your face."
"I will reflect upon your proposition," Duvernois answered with a
wary smile. "In the meantime I have
business with my solicitors. Adieu
for the present. Should I decide to
accept your proposal you will see me
The following Monday Duvernois
returned to his desk. The chief welcomed him with warmth. "You confer a favor on the office, Duvernois,"
he said, pressing the hand of the
lucky man.   "Come and go at will."
"I accept your proposition," answered Duvernois. "The position has
its advantages. I recognize them; but
the grind—"
"Do not make it a grind," answered
the chief. "Regulate your labors according to your ideas. In time you
will see the beauties ot organized capital;   and,   possibly,   you   will   find
means to invest some of .your wealth
with us."
"Possibly," was the enigmatic reply.
A strange peace had fallen on the
bureau where the five D's labored together for the united companies. Hippolyte sat daily at his desk, accepting
the concessions offered him by his
chief. He dozed, read his newspaper,
did a little work from time to time,
and studied his finger nails.
The chief visited him daily, pressed
his hand, and questioned him about
his health. Hippolyte was known to
the heads of the association as a valuable coadjutor. Not long after he accepted his changed position, his salary was raised to 300 francs a month.
Dupont, Dubois, Durand and Duval
devottd their leisure to brightening
his life. In the first flush of his victory he had talked freely of his plans.
"I have neither wife nor child; I
have no family; I have no heirs. But,
on the other hand, I do not regard
myself as a rich man. Relatively, my
money amounts to nothing. Divided
into four equal parts, what would it
be? A paltry 125,000 francs—hardly
worth while to speak of!"   .   .   .
"Four parts ... He means to
divide it among us," thought the four
clerks. "Naturally he will have a favorite; the favorite will get the lion's
From that time the four vied with
each other in their efforts to make
themselves indispensable to the old
man.   If one invited him to dinner the
other three gave him an automobile
ride, an evening at the theatre, a Sunday's fishing. On New Year's Day
and on his birthday, the four clerks
put their money together and gave
Duvernois a pipe, a pair of soft slippers, and a velvet cap. Hippolyte accepted everything, but he gave nothing in return.
"The old one is as close as they
make them!" said Duval.
"He is all of that!" said -Durand.
"He is as tight-fisted a chap as I ever
struck," said Dubois.
"He is!" said Dupont. "He's a
miser, but eventually we shall get it
Ten years of perfect tranquility ran
by. After a too copious dinner given
by one of the four postulants, Duvernois gave up the ghost.
He was followed to the grave by
the United Companies, the four clerks
bearing the pall.
The will read to the assembled employees of the bureau was as follows:
"I did not win a prize in the lottery
for the reason, possibly, that I never
bought a ticket.
"To my would-be heirs I leave my
system of logic; and such knowledge
as they may gain from the experiment.
"The best means of gaining respect
and friendship is to create the impression that you do not need anything.
"(Signed) T. DUVERNOIS."
The Firm of John Bull & Sons
By J. Arthur Hill
A great change has come over the
sentiment of the people of Britain
during the last ten years, with regard
to the over-sea Dominions. We have
indeed always been proud of our adventurous and successful sons, and the
most stay-at-home Briton feels a thrill
when he thinks of the men who have
carried our laws and language round
the world; yet it may be admitted
that in the later part of the nineteenth century there was a tendency
among our Liberals to regard the
Colonies as now mature, able to carry
on business—so to speak—on their
own account, and owing no particular
allegiance or obligation to the Old
Country. The signs of the times
seemed to foreshadow Home Rule
and independence all round. Disintegration seemed imminent, and continental historians began to prepare
materials for a "Decline and Fall of
the British Empire."
But all this is now changed. The
Little Englanders have vanished. The
species is extinct. Even the most
earnest advocate of devolution and
home rule now sees plainly that in
the arena of world-politics the British Empire stands or falls as one
thing. There must be no splitting
up. We must join hands against the
opposing force. United we stand, divided we fall. This is now the feeling throughout Great Britain. Liberals, Conservatives and Labour men
are completely agreed. There has
never been such unanimity on a point
of policy in our whole history. The
country is  solid.
I do not advance the argument that
the homeland has a claim. Some
writers quote the vast figures representing the money invested by Britain
in, e. g., Canada, and ask "What has
Canada done for Britain in return?"
There is, of course, something in this,
for it is Old Country capital that is
building the Canadian Northern Railway, the Grand Trunk Pacific, and is
financing many other big concerns,
such as the British Columbia Electric
Railway, and the Canadian Mineral
Rubber Co., which is asphalting our
streets. But I do not labour this
point, for John Bull has advanced the
money as an investment, and not out
of sentiment. Consequently, as a
good business man, he has the sense
not to claim any sentiment in return.
If he gets his interest (which if he
holds Trunk Ordinary he doesn't) and
if his bonds are paid off when they
fall due, he knows that it is as much
as he can reasonably ask. It is what
was bargained for when he advanced
the money.   He has no other claim.
But there is another side to the
question. John Bull can reasonably
ask for co-operation and help in the
present circumstances and those
which will arise in the coming years,
because not only his own welfare but
that of the Dominions themselves is
at stake. He is thinking and will
soon be talking, as follows:
"My lads, there's going to have to
be some sort of a change, Up to
now, I've been able to fight my own
battles, and yours too, at need. If
Japan had invaded Canada or Australia, if Russia had invaded India, I
was at any moment prepared to fight
for you. My ships and money and
men were ready to defend you against
all-comers. The world knew this, and
knew that my strength was (navally)
overwhelming. Consequently you
have been able to develop yourselves
in peace, to build the foundations of
great nations, no dog daring to bark
at you.
"But now, things are changing. A
great Power at my own doors has
challenged my supremacy on the sea,
and in a while I may need your help.
I shall not ask it as a favour, if I do
ask it, but as a necessity even from
your own point of view. For, if I
am beaten, you lie open and helpless
to an enemy. You have neither army
nor navy of your own, compared, say,
with Japan or Russia. So long as I
am what I am, you have nothing to
fear, for I will protect you if necessary against a whole world in arms;
but if I am conquered, you are defenceless. Consequently it is to your
own interest to back me up, so that
among us we may yet present a front
which shall be impregnable to attack.
That is, if you wish—and I think you
do—for the continuance of British
freedom, British law, and British customs throughout your land.
"I do not need much help just yet.
I am only giving preliminary warning. I have 58 battleships to Germany's 30, and a similar superiority
in cruisers and torpedo craft: my
Navy comprises 134,000 men, with a
reserve of 50,000, while Germany at
present has only 66,000. But the new
German Navy Law provides for an
increase to 101,500, and you must remember that a large part of my Navy
is abroad, protecting you. I do not
wish to withdraw these vessels from
their present stations, which would
leave you undefended and would
lessen our prestige; yet it is absolutely essential that the Empire's
heart shall be protected—that my
North Sea coast shall be invulnerable.
Germany, having practically no colonies to look after, can mass nearly
al! her battleships at Wilhelmshaven,
only a few hours' steam from London; so I must at all times be ready
to fight her whole fleet in the North
Sea.    This  I  can do, and  hope for
some time to continue able to do. I
am building ships in what seems to
be the required ratio, having regard
to Germany's programme, and shall
continue to build two ships for Germany's one, or thereabouts. But, as
you know, this is a costly game. So
far, my people are footing all the
bill, and doing it without grumbling.
But I may want a bit of help from
you in a while. If I do, you may rest
assured that it is because it is necessary: and in return for any help you
may give, you shall have a seat on
the Board of Directors, so to speak
—shall have a voice in foreign policy,
probably by your Prime Ministers being put on my Council of Imperial
Thus saith John Bull, somewhat
sadly. And no wonder! At this time
of day, nineteen hundred years after
the Prince of Peace taught His disciples in Palestine, it is sad to witness
the two greatest nations of the earth
arming themselves to the teeth against
each other. And yet on our side it
seems unavoidable. To Germany, as
Mr. Churchill has said, a great navy
is somewhat of a luxury; she is secure against invasion, if she had no
navy at all,—for her standing army
is numbered in millions. But to us,
naval supremacy is vitally necessary
to our very existence. If we lose the
command of the sea, the Germans
could starve us into abject submission. The lives of forty-five million
human beings would be in their hands.
And of course the commerce of the
world would be disorganized. Wheat
would rot on the prairies or mildew
in the granaries of Canada; fleeces
would pile up in Melbourne and Cape
Town; the tea-planters of India and
China would go bankrupt. And part
of the indemnity exacted by the victor
would be the cession of one or more
of our Dominions, in order tliat Germany may find outlet for emigration
under her own flag. The colony
nearest is Canada.   Verb. sap.
li this disaster is to be avoided, we
must maintain our naval supremacy;
if necessary, by closer union with the
Dominions. I hope that the menace
will not end in war, for we are a business people and do not want to fight.
But when threatened, it would be suicidal to neglect preparation. 1 am
convinced from what my German
friends tell me, that the educated
civilian in Germany is as much
opposed to war as we are; but unfortunately there is a strong war
party among the officers of the Army
and Navy, whose only chance of rapid
promotion is in a war. It is their
trade, and naturally they desire that
which will bring them honour. But
it is to be hoped that "solid, deep-
thinking Germany"—as Carlyle very
truly phrased it—will not suffer itself
to be precipitated into a disastrous
conflict by this self-seeking minority.
In another twenty or thirty years,
surely popular opinion will be educated up to insisting on arbitration
for the settlement of all international
disputes; partly on moral grounds—
for, as Sir Oliver Lodge has said,
war is now barbarous and irrational—
and partly on the utilitarian ground
that war "doesn't pay," as Norman
Angell has shown in his book, "The
Great Illusion." It is earnestly to be
hoped that until war is thus rendered
impossible, it will at least be avoided
(between great civilized Powers) by
pressure of opinion of the wiser and
cooler heads.
I sit beneath my greenwood tree and watcn
thc girls go by, a-chewing gum wilh ecstacy
and ardour in each eye; tbey chew their gum
as though they knew that every bit of gum
they chew will take them nearer to the blue
and angel-haunted sky. They chew their gum
with frenzied zeal, as poets write their odes;
they chew as though they seem to feel some
conscientious goads; thc Nells and Alices and
Mauds and other sweet beribboned frauds
chew on, and throw their chewed-out wads
along the quiet roads. The jaws of gentle
little Jill, though wearied, worn and numb,
arc clanking like a coffee mill, upon her
chunk of gum, her duty she will never shun,
she'll chew until her task is done; all other
things beneath the sun may go to Kingdom
Come. The damsels pass my humble cot in
groups of one or two; they seem to have no
other thought than just to chew and chew;
they haven't time to talk or sing, lhey haven't
time for anything but just to make tlieir
jaw-bones swing—oh, here's a howdydol I
dare remark that chewing gum is not our end
and aim; 'tis not the pinnacle or sum of this
our mortal game; the chewcrs now and then
should pause, for they can find a nobler cause
than this wigwagging with their jaws until
those jaws are lame.—Walt Mason. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19,  1912
Highway Association
Unauthorized and Self-Styled "Dominion Organizer" Given Warning to
Cease Activities—Has Travelled
From Winnipeg Tribune, Oct. 5, 1912.
Winnipeg, Oct. 7.—H. Maxwell
Clark, who has been in Winnipeg on
several occasions during the past
twelve months, representing himself
as Dominion Organizer for the Canadian Highway Association, has no
connection with that body, according
to a statement made at a meeting of
the Manitoba Good Roads Association Friday night by Mr. W. J. Kerr,
President of the Canadian Highway
Members have been secured by Mr.
Clark, not only in Winnipeg, but in
many other cities from Halifax to the
Pacific Coast, by advancing the argument that he was working in the interest of the Canadian Highway Association, although his connection
ceased on January 3, 1912, as was
proved by a statement signed by him
and read* at the meeting.
Mr. Clark was present at the gathering and was given an opportunity
to present his side of the argument.
After listening patiently to his explanation Mr. Clark was advised to
cease from his activities and warned
that his presence would not be tolerated at the Canadian Highway Association's Convention, to be held here
this week.
In the opinion of several who have
in the past come in contact with
Clark, his interest in the cause of
Good Roads has become an obsession
and it was considered advisable to
publicly repudiate the self-styled
Dominion Organizer.
While acting as unauthorized organizer, Mr. Clark has done a great
deal to prejudice the cause of the
Highway Association in many quarters, and has, because of his hasty
utterances, created antagonism in high
quarters. The action taken on the
initiative of the Manitoba Good Roads
Association was hastened because
Clark had drafted a programme for
the convention. He had two speakers
for the four-day session.
In the matter of an application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 3, Block B, of
suburban Lot 2, Victoria City.
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 Thomas Shaw on the 23rd
daj; of December, 1908, and numbered 19313C,
which has been lost.
Dated at Land Registry Office, Victoria,
British  Columbia,  this  oth  day  of  October,
Registrar-General of Titles,
oct. 12 nov. o
In the matter of an  application  for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 9 of Lots 2 and
3, Block  "H,"  Fairfield  Estate,  Victoria
City (Map 903).
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   Robert   Hetherington   on
the ioth day of October, 1910, and numbered
24347C, which has been lost.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victoria,
British  Columbia,  this 9th  day  of   October,
Sgd.)     S. Y. WOOTTON,    •
Registrar-General of Titles,
oct. 12 nov. 9
"Yes', I still have the first half-crown I
ever made," said the grey-haired passenger.
"Good gracious I" exclaimed the travelling
acquaintance. "And how did you keep it so
"It was very imperfect, being my first,
and I'd have had trouble in passing it!"
the   teacher
satisfied with
Fond Pa—"Is
Willy:   "Oh,  quite."
Fond Pa—"Did he tell you so?"
Willy—"Yes. After a close examination
he said to me the other day, 'If all my
scholars wcre like you I would shut up my
school this very day.' That shows that I
know enough."
Notice Concerning Tenders for
Timber Supplies
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, endorsed "Tenders for Timber,"
will be received up to noon on Tuesday the
12th of November, 1912, for the following descriptions of timber, Birch, Cedar, Spruce,
Pine, Oak, Fir, Teak, all being for delivery at
H.M.C. Dockyards at Halifax, N.S., and Esquimalt, B.C. Forms of tender may be had
by application to the undersigned or to the
Naval Store Officer at either Dockyard.
Unauthorized publication of this notice will
not be paid for.
Deputy Minister of the Naval Service.
Department of the Naval Service,
—29529.        Ottawa, October 8th, 1912.
oct. 19 oct. 26
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing over Crown Lands on Lasqueti
Island, formerly covered by expired Timber
Licence No. 40779, by reason of the notice
which appeared in the British Columbia
Gazette of the 27th of December, 1907, is
cancelled, and the said lands will be thrown
open to pre-emption only, on Friday, November  first,  at 9 o'clock a.m.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria,   B.   C,
19th July,   1912.
july 27 oct. 26
NOTICE is hereby given that the^ reserve
existing upon Crown lands in the Kootenay
District, formerly held under Special Timber
Licences numbered 4481, 5255, 5256, 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, 3"84, 31185, 31201, 31208,
31212, 31213, 31308, 3>33o, 31481, 32022, 32654,
32655, 32?", 33406, 334H, 33449, 33459, 3346o,
34221, 34273, 34310, 34311, 34386, 35631, 36502,
3*5553, 3*5554. 37580, 37993, 37994, 39011, 39202,
39359. 40406, 41078, 4'344, 41426 and 4.V76-*
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,
loth October,  1912.
oct. 19 jan. 18
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th of
December, 1907, over a parcel of land situated
on Texada Island, formerly covered by Timber License 22841, which has lapsed, is cancelled ; and the said lands will be thrown open
to pre-emption under the provisions of the
Land Act, at midnight on Tuesday, October
15th, 1912.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
16 July, 1912.
July 20 oct. 19
District of Jordan River
TAKE notice that Alvin W. Steinmetz, of
Oakland, California, occupation Stationer, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted at the north-west corner
of Lot 77, Renfrew District, being A. W.
Steinmetz' south-west corner post, north 40
chains; thence east 80 chains: thence soutii
40 chains; thence west 80 chains to place
of commencement, and containing in all 320
acres more or less.
Dated August 26, 1912.
By W. W. Steinmetz, Attorney,
sept. 14 nov. 9
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 sub-divisions
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 coal mining rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished 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 ol 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
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE   notice  that   I,   Susan   Conkey,   of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Married Woman, 1
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following  described  lands:—Commencing
at a post  planted near  the  mouth   of  the I
Nossasock River, marked South West Cornerl
Post, thence east 40 chains, thence north  10 J
chains, more or less to South East Corner ofl
Indian Reservation,  thence  West  40  chains,!
tnence South 10 chains to point of commence-f
Dated August 28th, 1912.
oct. 5 nov. 30|
District of Jordan River
TAKE   notice   that   Elmer   E.   Crane,   ofl
Berkeley,  California, occupation book-keeper,!
intends to apply for permission to  purchase]
the following  described  lands:—Commencin.
at a post  planted  at  the  north-west  cornel
of   Lot   77,   Renfrew   District,   being   E.   E
Crane's   south-east   corner   post,    north   41
cnains, thence west 40 chains;  thence soutl
40 chains; thence east 40 chains to place 0
commencement, and containing in all 160 acre'
more or less.
Dated August 26, 1912.
By W. W. Steinmetz, Attorney,
sept. 14 nov.
In the matter of an application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 10, Block "P,"
Oak   Harbour,   Victoria   District,   (Map
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 Simon Prins on the
24th   day   of   March,   1910,   and   numbered
22812C,   which   has  been  lost.
Dated at the Land Registry Office, Victoria, British Columbia, this 17th day of
September,  1912.
Registrar-General of Titles,
sept. 21 oct. 19
A clergyman made an interminable call
upon a parishioner.
Her little daughter who was present grew
weary 01 his conversation, and whispered in
an audible tone:
"Didn't he bring his amen with him?"
For a Licence lo Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Gordon River
Power Co., Ltd., 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 flows in a southerly direction through
Port Renfrew District and empties into the
sea near Port Renfrew. The water will be
diverted at about 100 yards below Newton's
No. 1 Camp and will bc used for power purposes on the land described as within a radius
of  100 miles.
This notice was posted nn th? ground on
the 3rd day of October, 1912. The application
will be filed in thc office of the Water Recorder at Victoria.
Objections may bc filed with the said Water
Recorder  or with  th_  Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C,
By Lorenzo Alexander, Agent.
oct. 12 nov. g
District of North Saanich
TAKE NOTICE that The British Columbia
Electric Railway Company, Ltd- of London,
England, occupation Railway Company, in*
tends to apply for permission to lease thc
following described foreshore:—Commencing
at a post planted at Union Hay, at the southwest corner of Section Thirteen (13), Range
One (1) West, North Saanich District; thence
west (ast.) Twenty-eight hundred (2800) feet:
thence north (ast.) two thousand six hundred
and forty (2640) feet; thence cast (ast.) One
thousand six hundred and twenty (1620) feet,
more or less to high water mark, and thence
in a southerly direction along high water
mark to thc point of commencement, comprising one hundred and thirty-seven (137)
acres, more or less. ,._.„„._-
Arthur O. Noakes, Agent.
September 14th, 1912. ,
oct.   12 dcc* ■
Navigable Waters' Protection Act
TAKE NOTICE that the Hinton Electric
Company, Limited, of Victoria, British Columbia, are applying to His Excellency, The Governor-General of Canada in Council, for approval of the plans of work and description
of the proposed site thereof to be constructed
in Victoria Inner Harbor, Victoria, British
Columbia, and being part of and in front of
the lands known as Lots Ten (10) and Eleven
(11) of Lot Ten (10), Block C, Constance
Cove Farm, Victoria District, according to a
map or plan filed in the Land Registry Office
at Victoria, British Columbia, and there No.
Eleven hundred and sixty-five (1165), and
have deposited the area and site plans of the
proposed works anu a description thereof with
the Minister of Public Works at Ottawa and
a duplicate thereof with the Registrar of Titles
at Victoria, British Columbia, being the Registrar of Deeds for the District in which such
work is proposed to be constructed and that
the matter of the application will be proceeded with at the expiration of one month
from the time of the first publication of this
notice in the Canada Gazette.
By Jackson & Phelan, their Solicitors.
Dated this first day of October, 1912.
oct. 12 nov. 9
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th of
December, 1907, over a parcel of land situated
on Proincess Louisa Inlet, New Westminster
District, formerly covered by Timber License
30564, which has lapsed, is cancelled; and
that such lands will he thrown open to preemption, under the provisions of the Land
Act, at midnight on Tuesday, October 15th,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.,
16 July, 1912.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing, by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th December, 1907, over a parcel of land situated
on Stuart Island, Range One, Coast District,
formerly covered by Timber Licence No.
17652, is cancelled and that such lands will
be open to entry by pre-emption under tlle
Provisions of the Land Act, at 9 o'clock in
the forenoon on Friday, November 29th, 1912.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
August 27th, 1912.
aug. 31 nov. 30
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that I, James Horace Wilson
Salmon, of Victoria,  B.C., occupation Clerk,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at or near the S. E. corner Post of T. L. 396 i
thence south    44    chains;    thence    west 80
chains,   more   or   less,   to   Cheewhat   Lake;
thence north 4' chains, more or less, along
Lake   Front;   thence  east   80   chains,   more
or less, to point of commencement.
Dated uth August,  1912.
Louis C. Y. Doerr, Agent,
aug. 24 oct. 19
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that The Portland
Cement Construction Co., Ltd., of Victoria,
B.C., will apply for a licence to take and use
0.2 cub. feet per sec. of water out of China
Creek, which flows in an easterly direction
through Lots 73, 118, 143 and 144 and empties into Saanich Inlet near opposite Tod
Creek. The water will be diverted at 100 yds.
west of bridge over China Creek and will be
used for Industrial purposes on the land described as Lots 118, 73, 74. 75, 95, 127,
API. I __       ___,_____.!______      _,_,_,_•_■       _-_«___- ___J        __.___,        __.l_.__.        ______ _■-_ ______
This notice was posted on the ground on
...    .       . „ . ^he
 n the office of
Recorder at Victoria,
the 18th day of September, 1912.   The application will be filed in the office of the Water
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder  or with  the  Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
By F. A. Devereux, Agent.
sept. 21 oct. 19
July  20
In the matter of an application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to part 10 acres of
Section 35, Esquimalt 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 Kate Jenkins on the 28th day
of October, 1908, and numbered 18932C, which
has been lost.
Dated at Land Registry Office, Victoria,
British Columbia, this 23rd day of September,
'9'J" S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar General of Titles.
oct. 191 sept. 28 oct. 26
District of Metchosin
TAKE notice that I, Amy Travers, of
Chateauguay, Que., occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the north-east
corner of Section number one, Metchosin
District, thence along the boundary of said
Section N. 73 deg. 15 in. W. (Ast.) eighteen
chains and fifty links to the shore of Lagoon, tnence following the shore line of the
Lagoon and Parry Bay to the place of beginning; containing ten (10) acres, more or
Dated  September   16th,   1012.
Charles Herbert Ellacott, Agent,
sept. 21 nov. 16
In the matter of an application for a fresi
Certificate of Title to Lot 9, Block 2, cf
Sub-Lot   71,   Fernwood   Estate,   Victory
City, (Map 420). ,
NOTICE is hereby given of my intenticl
at the expiration of one calendar month froj
the first publication hereof to issue a frea
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate I
Title issued to Lilian Goward on the 7th dJ
of February,  1895, and numbered 97C, whiJ
has been lost. J
Dated  at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victor!
British Columbia, this 23rd day of Septemba
Registrar General of Titles!
sept. 28 oct_f
For a Licence to Store or Pen Back Wa]
NOTICE is hereby given that The Portia
Cement Construction Co., Ltd., of Victol
B.C., will apply for a licence to store or T
back 31 acre-feet of water from China Crel
a stream flowing in an easterly direction a
emptying  into   Saanich   Inlet,   near   oppoJ
Tod Creek.   The water will be stored in thi
small  reservoirs,  of 8,500,000   gals,  capacil
built or to be built on Lot 144 on China Crd
and will be used for Industrial and Domes!
purposes  under  application for   a  licence f
take and use water mentioned in permit No.|
posted  herewith,   on   the  land   described
Lots 118, 73, 74, 75 and 127, 95.
ThiB notice was posted on the ground
the 18th day of September, 1912.   The appliij
tion will be filed in the office of the Wa
Recorder at Victoria.
Objections may be filed with the said Wal
Recorder or with the Comptroller of Wal
Rights,   Parliament  Buildings,   Victoria,   B]
The above  reservoir  sites  are  situated
No. 1—Half a mile N. W. of bridge on
China Creek. [
No. 2—Three-quarters of a mile N. W. |
bridge over China Creek.
No.   3—Five-eights   of   a  mile   N.   W.
bridge over China Creek.
And all on China Creek.
By F. A, Devereux, Age!
sept. 21 oct."
District of Metchosin
TAKE notice that I, Amy F. Travers, of
Chateauguay, Province of Quebec, occupation
Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to lease the following described lands:
—Commencing   at   a   post   planted   at   the
north-east   corner   of   Section   number   one,
Metchosin   District,   thence   S.   61   deg.   E.
Ast., 9 chains, thence N. 57 deg. E. Ast., 12
chains;   thence N. 61 deg. W. Ast., p chains,
to high water  mark, thence  following  high
water mark to the place of beginning, containing 11.0 acres, more or less.
Dated  September   16th,   1912.
Charles Herbert Ellacott, Agent,
sept. 21 nov. 16
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing on Crown Lands in the Peace River
Land District, notice of which bearing date
April 3rd, 1911, was published in the British
Columbia Gazette of the 6th of April, 1911,
is cancelled in so far as the same relates to
Townships in, 113 and 115, Peace River
Land District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria,  B.   C,
22nd July,  1912.
July 27 oct. 26
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing over the lands included within Special
Timber Licences Nos. 393>8 and 393'9; •i'u-
ated on the North Thompson River in the
Kamloops Division of Yale Districtj by reason of a notice published in the British Columbia Gazette on December 27th, 1907, is
cancelled and that the said lands will be open
for entry by pre-emption on Thursday, December 19th, at 9 o'clock in the forenoon.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
ioth September, 1912.
sept. 14 dec. 141
NOTICE is hereby given that the reser
covering   the   parcel   of   land   formerly   hel
under Timber Licence No. 40026, situated i
the Columbia River in the vicinity of Arrol
Park, by reason of the notice published in til
British Columbia Gazette on the 27th Decerf
ber, 1907, is cancelled:   and that the vacarl
lands formerly  covered by  the  before  me!
tioned  licence  will  be  open   to  pre-emptiol
only on and after the 28th day of Decembef
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
24th September, 1912.
sept. 28 dec.
NOTICE is hereby given that the reser
existing over the lands included in Sped
Timber Licence No. 14830, situated on Upp
Rendezvous Island, Sayward District, by r>
son of a notice published in the British Colu
bia Gazetter on the 27th of December, .191
is cancelled, and that the said lands will
open for entry by pre-emption on Janua
15th, 1913, at 9 o'clock in the forenoon.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
25th September, 1912.
oct. 5 jan
In the matter of an application for a fre
Certificate  of Title to part  24 acres,
roods and 9 perches of Section 16, Ran
2 East, North Saanich District, and S
tion 92, Victoria District.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intenti
at the expiration of one calendar month frc
the first publication hereof to issue a fre
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate
Title   issued   to   Caroline   Elizabeth   Wh
Birch on  the  25th day  of July,   1910,   a
numbered   23643C,   which   has   been   lost
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,  Victor
British Columbia, this 25th day of Septemb
Registrar General of Titles,
oct. 5 nov THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19,  1912
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the Editor of The Week,
Victoria, B. C.
Sir,—The fact that B. C. with all
broad and fertile acres does not
pw anything like all the produce she
juires is now becoming so widely
own, and is a matter of such comin remark that it is to be hoped a
ly out of such a deplorable condi-.
[n will soon be found.
The farmer of British Columbia in-
Iriably attributes this condition of
Jfairs to the difficulty of finding a
larket and to the low prices ob-
lined when such market is found,
lupled with complaints of the enor-
lous profits squeezed out of the bar-
fin between consumer and producer
the middleman.
I Now this last complaint upon inves-
gation proves to have but a small
|undation, and the reputed extortion
vindles down to a charge of a small
trcentage rarely reaching double
I The main excuse, the market, can-
J)t be a serious hindrance, as it af-
|cts the American producer as much
it docs the farmer of British Col-
hibia,  and  is   intensified  by  larger
(eight rates, distance, and duty, with
pne of which is our local settler ham-
J A  good   many   years  ago,  in   the
lenultimate decade of the last century,
|i the '8o's to be precise, a similar
Dndition of affairs prevailed in New
tealand', particularly in the province
|f  Canterbury,  in  which  there   are
nany small  farmers, locally known
Is "Cock-a-toos."   But a way out was
|ound by means of co-operation.    A
farmers'   Co-operative   Society   was
jitarted at Ashburton, and another at
Irimaru, and  yet another at Christ-
phurch,  and  no  sooner  were  these
ptarted than they flourished.     They
collected  all   the  produce  that  was
grown, sold it, and imported the groceries, machinery, etc., that the far-
Iner needed and sold it to him at a
little over the  wholesale  cost price,
lo that he actually gained both as a
|eller and buyer and was relieved of
great  deal  of bother and  worry.
The co-operative societies were also
nost successful financially and paid
Iheir shareholders as large dividends
Is their rules allowed, the surplus being devoted  to  lowering the  prices
It their stores, and here again the
lhareholding farmer benefited, and all
lustomers  of  these societies had to
lave at least one share in the con-
(ern.   The shares were issued at a
Jery low price.   If my memory serves
ne right they were one pound ($5.00)
lhares and were issued at 2s. 6d. (60
Jents)  and    no   further   calls were
There is no economic reason why
Ihis system should not be applied to
"British Columbia. It would embrace
[very form of farming, including fruit,
Vegetables, hay, grain, roots, hops,
lattle, sheep, pigs, goats, honey, and
111 other things that are got out of
lhe land except of course increase of
Tallies, and it is waiting for these and
liot trying to farm that is the real
feason of our short production.
It need hardly be said that if the
to-operative system is tried, its working must be placed in the hands of
capable and honest men, even if such
have to be imported from New Zealand where there are plenty.
Some trivial and half-hearted attempts at co-operation have been
made by the fruit growers, but they
have failed chiefly by the initial requisite just mentioned not being attended to.
I am, etc.,
Prince Rupert, B. C,
October, 1912.
To the Editor of The Week,
Victoria, B. C.
Dear Sir,—Referring to an article
headed "Industrial Peace," under date
of October 5th, 1912, relating to the
visit of His Excellency the Duke of
Connaught, the following phrase:
"The common people have seen him
gladly," seems to gratingly arrest the
I was born in Canada, lived on this
coast for 27 years and subscribed to
The Week for over one year, and do
not know any common people. Would
it be too much to ask vou to kindly
inform me who they are and all about
Yours sincerely,
(If our correspondent were as familiar with
his Bible as with Canada, he would realise
that the words to which he takes exception
are, to all intents and purposes, a quotation
from that book, Mark 12: 37. Here we are
told that "the common people heard him
gladly." The words in the original Greek,
which are translated "common people," are
"ho polus ochlos," which might more accurately be rendered "the whole crowd." Seeing
that a crowd is made up of all sorts and conditions of men, our correspondent need not
imagine that any invidious distinction was intended to be made by the use of the expression, to which he refers, in the Editorial of
October 5th. If fault there is to be found, it
should be visited on the bones of those
eminent scholars who presented the Authorized Version of the Bible to His Majesty,
King James I.    Ed.  Week:)
Moving Pictures in
British or American Films?
From the "Times," London,
August 20th, 1912
To the Editor of The Times:
Sir,—On previous occasions you
have been good enough to refer to
the Americanization of the moving
picture business in Canada, and to the
steps which tbe Overseas Club has
taken to counteract that evil, through
the instrumentality of its branches, of
which 75 are now in working order in
the Dominion.
I therefore think that the following
letter which I have just received on
my return from Western Canada may
prove of interest to some of your
readers. The -writer, Mr. H. C.
Rawle, is president of the Lloydminster (Sask.) Branch of the Overseas
Club and a squadron sergeant-major
in the 22nd Sask. Light Horse.
During my recent tour I found
everywhere in Canada a genuine demand among the proprietors of moving picture halls for suitable films of
British Empire scenes, but there still
appears to be very great difficulty in
obtaining them.
The Overseas Club has been in
communication with some of the leading British film manufacturers from
time to time, but so far, I am sorry to
say, with very little result.
The Canadian public has been surfeited in the past with American films,
but the enterprising American manufacturer is certainly not to blame, as,
naturally, he pushes in his goods
wherever he can find a market.
The following is the actual programme provided in one of the moving picture establishments in Edmonton (Alberta) as copied down by myself in June last:—
1. Norsemen in Chicago celebrate
nation's birthday.
2. American Ambassador to France
reaches Paris.
3. General Sherman leaves Portland
(Oregon) with U. S. troops for
4. Methodist Church people foregather in Minneapolis.
Gay week in Los Angeles.
All the prominent Canadian politicians with whom I had the privilege
of discussing the question fully realize
the widespread nature of the evil, and
when they think of the extent of
the British Empire and the wonderful material provided in it for moving pictures, they cannot understand
why more British films sliould not be
seen throughout the Dominion.
The Overseas Club will gladly furnish information to any who may be
interested or can see their way to
give assistance in this matter. Communications should be addressed to
the Overseas Club, Carmelite House,
London, E.C.
Yours faithfully,
Carmelite House.
Mr. Rawle's Letter
In Camp, Military District No. 10,
Sewell, Manitoba, Canada.
To  the  Organizer  of  the  Overseas
Dear Sir,—Although I am so far
from our own active branch in Lloydminster, I still have the welfare of the
Overseas Club at heart, and I have
not missed any opportunity of making
its objects known here in camp, where
there are something like 3,500 troops.
I am sure that you will be delighted
to know of the action I and a large
number of comrades in my regiment,
the 22nd Saskatchewan Light Horse,
took here in camp last evening (June
There is a moving picture show being given in the camp by some private
firm, and it came to my knowledge
that almost al! the films contained
American military actions and the
continued flying of the American flag,
in fact about every, two or three
minutes the Stars and Stripes were
shown upon the screen.
I felt that something must be done
to mark our disapproval of such an
exhibition, especially in the very
midst of a British military camp, and
in view of the efforts which the Overseas Club has taken in this matter in
the past I felt it my duty to make a
public protest.
Accordingly, I and about forty of
the members of our regiment attended the exhibition and watched the
pictures. I need hardly say that immediately the American flag appeared
on the screen there was much uproar, which was continued every time
it was shown until at last the operator had to stop. I at once rose, the
large tent being now full, and addressed the audience in the following
"Comrades and Gentlemen,—As a
British subject, a member of the 22nd
Saskatchewan Light Horse, and particularly as president of the Lloydminster branch of the Overseas Club,
I and my comrades have attended
here tonight to protest publicly
against the continued exhibition of the
American flag in the very midst of a
British military camp. We have come
here tonight to take active steps to
have these moving pictures discontinued, and if the management do not
give us their word of honour that they
will be discontinued we are determined as British subjects and members of the Canadian Militia to make
representations to the proper quarter."
The operator thereupon mounted a
seat, and it was some time before I
was able to restore order and obtain
a hearing for him. He at once made
an ample apology, and promised that
the   pictures   would   not   again   be
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difficulty he had in obtaining films
from British makers.
The pictures of their Majesties the
King and Queen were thrown upon
the screen, and I called for the singing of the National Anthem, which
was rendered with much gusto. I
then recited the Overseas Club verse,
and all present joined heartily in singing it. I thanked them all for their
attendance and told the audience that
I would take care that their action
was duly reported to you, and that I
felt sure it would be made known all
over the British Empire—in fact, in
all parts of the world wherever there
were any members of the Overseas
Club—that our friends in other parts
might follow our example and take
some action along the same lines.
Next morning the Canadian flag and
two Union Jacks graced the entrance
to the tent of the moving picture
show, and have remained there ever
I may add that our action had the
entire approval of all the officers of
our regiment from Lieutenant-Colonel
G. C. Hodson, who, by the way, is a
member of the Lloydminster branch
of the Overseas Club, down to the
youngest subaltern.
Yours faithfully,
President, Lloydminster Branch Overseas    Club,    Squadron    Sergeant-
Major, 22nd Sask. Light Horse.
Death of "Tom Brown"
One of the most famous fights recorded in fiction is recalled by the
death on Monday, September 30, of
the Rev. Augustus Orlebar, vicar of
Willington, in Bedfordshire, at the age
of eighty-eight. Mr. Orlebar was the
original of Tom Brown in "Tom
Brown's Schooldays," and the result
of his fight at Rugby with "Slogger"
Williams as described in the story
has been the subject of endless speculation.
Judge Hughes, the author of "Tom
Brown's Schooldays," left the result
of the fight open. "The Slogger," he
says, has the better at first, but condition tells afterwards in favour of
Tom. "The Slogger" is put down for
the third time, and both boys are on
the knees of their seconds waiting for
the signal to restart when Dr. Arnold comes in and all is over.
The fight, of course, actually took
place at Rugby. The combatants were
the Rev. Augustus Orlebar and the
Rev. Chancellor Bulkeley Owen Jones
("Slogger" Williams). Although he
was undoubtedly the original of one
of the contestants, the Rev. Augustus
Orlebar was uot drawn upon by
Hughes for his hero in any other respect.
Giving his opinion solely on the
fight as recorded in the story, Mr.
Eugene Corrig, the well-known boxing authority, decided in favour of
Tom Brown, who won on points. The
opinion of the Rev. Augustus Orlebar
was that neither could claim the victory because, when Dr. Arnold entered the hall and stopped the fight,
both combatants were so badly dam-
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aged about the fact that he did not
recognise them. "Slogger," however,
when interviewed in North Wales last
year, maintained that he won because
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She will join her daughter, who is at
present in the East and they will visit
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Washington and New Orleans. They
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Mrs. Horace Duncan Hume, formerly of Vancouver, B.C., but now
residing in Victoria, will receive for
the first time, Friday afternoon, October 25th, at "The Chimneys," 436
Michigan Street.
* *   *
The marriage of Miss Emmie Kent,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kent,
to Mr. Robert William Whaley of the
B. C. Telephone Company, was celebrated on Thursday of last week at
Christ Church Cathedral. The bride
was married in a travelling costume
of white broadcloth with large picture hat, and she carried a bouquet
of white bride roses. Mrs. F. Dobhy
Wright, as matron of honour, wore
purple velvet, while Miss Gertie Gordon in a dainty white dress was her
bridesmaid. A reception was held at
the home of the bride's parents, where
the happy couple received the congratulations of their friends. The
honeymoon is being spent in Vancouver and the Sound cities.
* *   *
On Friday, October nth, Mrs. J. A.
Lindsay, Rockland Avenue, was hostess at a charming bridge and five
hundred party. The house was very
tastefully arranged with flowers for
the event. Among those present
were: Mrs. Ambery, Mrs. Frank
Barnard, Mrs. Butchard, Mrs. Brett,
Miss Butchard, Mrs. Bowser, Mrs.
Dunsmuir, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Flumerfelt, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. R. W.
Gibson, Mrs. Tom Gore, Mrs. Griffiths, Miss B. Galletly, Mrs. J. Hunter,
Mrs. Douglas Hunter, Mrs. A. W.
Jones, Mrs. J. Irving, Mrs. Little, Mrs.
Archer Martin, Mrs. Pearce, Mrs.
Prior, Mrs. Porter, Mrs. Stuart Robertson, Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs.
Raymur, Mrs. Rithet, Mrs. McCallum,
Mrs. Spratt, Mrs. Savage, Mrs. C.
Todd, Mrs. W. Todd, Mrs. Kirk, and
others. The bridge prizes were carried off by Mrs. Porter, Mrs. Raymur,
and Mrs. Stuart Robertson. The five
hundred prize was won by Mrs. Dunsmuir.
* *   *
A very fashionable wedding took
place last Sunday at St. Andrew's
Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, when
Anna, the fourth daughter of the Hon.
Frank Oliver, former Minister of the
Interior, and Mrs. Oliver, was married to Mr. Julian Garret, C.E., of
Edmonton, Alta., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Edmond Garret, of Boston, Mass. The
bride, who is a great favourite in social circles, looked very lovely in her
wedding gown of soft, shimmering,
ivory Charmeuse satin, made with a
very long train; the bodice and skirt
were beautifully draped with soft brocaded velvet and Chantilly lace. Some
very handsome pearl and diamond embroidery appeared on the robe. Her
long tulle veil was very prettily held
iu place with orange blossoms. Her
only ornament was a beautiful diamond crescent, the gift of the groom.
Mr. and Mrs. Garret left on a wedding trip in the Adirondacks, whence
they will proceed to their future home
in Edmonton.
* *   *
Mrs. Berkeley of "The Angela,"
gave a very pleasant tea party last
Tuesday afternoon at the Alexandra
Club. Among the invited guests
were: Mrs. Aikins, Mrs. Rykert,
Mrs. Hasell, Mrs. Robert Wilmot,
Mrs. E. M. Johnston, Mrs. I. W.
Powell, Mrs. Gresley, Mrs. Jennings,
Mrs. Guy Goddard, Mrs. Frank Davie,
Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Luxton, Mrs. Pike,
Mrs. Charles Wilson, Mrs. Piggott,
Mrs. William Monteith, Mrs. Home,
Mrs. Rant, Mrs. Arthur Gore, Mrs.
Norman Rant, Miss Hickey, Mrs. W.
S. Gore, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. Roger
Monteith, Mrs. Campbel! McCallum.
Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. McKenzie, Mrs.
Fleet Robertson, Mrs. Raymur, Mrs.
Stuart Robertson, Miss Raymur, Miss
Agnes Robertson, Mrs. Spratt, Mrs.
Becan, Mrs. Shallcross, Mrs. Blaiklock, Mrs. Rome, Mrs. Gaudin, Mrs.
Keith Wilson, Mrs. Richard Jones,
Mrs. Irving, Mrs. Good, Mrs. Stevenson, Mrs. Page, Mrs. Troupe, Miss
Sweet,. Miss Dodwell,. Miss Battle,
Miss Kate Devereaux, Miss May
Newcombe, Mrs. Weston, Miss Page,
Miss Troupe and many others.
A very pretty house wedding was
solemnized last Thursday week at
"Dingley Dell," the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Edgar Fawcett, when their eldest daughter, Blossom, became the
wife of Mr. Walter Charles Shiner,
R. M. S. Empress of Japan. The Rev.
G. W. Gladstone officiated. The
drawing-room had been beautifully
decorated for the occasion with pale
pink and white flowers, while the
marriage ceremony was performed beneath an arch and bell of ivy and
white flowers. The dining-room was
arranged with masses of white flowers.    The bride was given away by
her father and looked excessively
pretty in her soft white dress of white
Duchesse satin, heavily embroidered
in pearls. She wore a very dainty
embroidered tulle veil caught in place
with orange blossoms. Her two
bridesmaids were her sisters, the
Misses Olive and Bessie Fawcett,
who were charmingly gowned in pale
pink and mauve respectively. Mr.
Frank Bird of Vancouver supported
the groom. The groom's present to
the bride was a gold wrist watch, to
the bridesmaids jade brooches and to
the best man gold cuff links. Only the
relatives and a few intimate friends
were present to congratulate the happy young couple, who left later in the
afternoon for Seattle, the bride travelling,in a navy blue suit with large
blue picture hat with a band of
Oriental embroidery and a black
Aigrette. Mr. and Mrs. Shiner will
reside in future at the Royal Alexandra Apartments, Vancouver.
Boy Republic Elects Its
The youngest mayor in England,
"Ben" Stevens, aged seventeen, was
elected a fortnight ago, "Republic
Day," at the Boy Scouts' farm at
Wadhurst, Sussex. The farm is a self-
governed Boy Scout state founded
nearly a year ago for making Boy
Scouts efficient agriculturists and
good handicraftsmen generally, with
a view to them putting their knowledge to advantage in the Dominions.
The farmstead of a hundred acres
and a large mansion was given to the
Scouts by Mr. Benjamin Newgass, of
Frant, and the boys in residence receive practical education in farming.
Election excitement ran high, the
walls of the Scouts' school and farm
buildings being thickly plastered with
manifestoes by the rival candidates.
The Chief Scout, Major-General Sir
Robert Baden-Powell, was present,
and amid a scene of great enthusiasm
he declared the result of the poll. The
successful candidates, Frank Stevens,
secured 29 votes, against 14 by E.
Hart and 4 by another lad. Each of
the fifty boys at the farm colony had
a vote.
Sir Robert Baden-Powell, after reviewing the lads and inspecting the
colony, said he was confident they
would make the farm as successful as
some he had seen during the Colonial
tour. The lads would find no difficulty in securing good situations on
over-sea arms as prosperous Colonial
farmers would be only too glad to
have them. The boys afterwards gave
a scouting display and a number contributed a Wild West sketch.
The mayoral banquet was a high tea
of cold meat and cake and jelly.
Among the guests was the clerk to
the Court of Honour, which is held
twice a week for the trial of defaulters. This court consists of seven
judges—patrol leaders elected annually to thc council by the citizens—and
they are addressed by counsel for the
prosecution and the defence.
"One of the most serious offences,"
said the clerk, "we consider to be
slacking, such as rising late and neglecting to make one's bed. A prisoner found guilty is 'gated' sometimes for several weeks—that is, not
allowed to go beyond the bounds of
the farm."
Gossip from the Stalls
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be presented precisely as seen at the
Brady Playhouse when it arrives at
the Victoria Theatre on October 28th
with a cast of unusual excellence and
a complete production.
The Littlest Rebel
Edward Peple, the author of "The
Littlest Rebel," which comes to the
Victoria Theatre on October 31st,
vvith Dustin Farnum as the star, began writing plays in 1906.   His first
effort was "The Prince Chap," which
was quickly followed by "The Love
Route," "The Silver Girl," and "The
Call of the Cricket." He also provided Mrs. Leslie Carter with "Vesta
Heme." Like all authors, Peple had
his usual period of hard luck. He
was a book-keeper in New York and
wrote his plays, stories and novels by
the light of the candle. Recognition
came after eleven years of grinding
work. Now he works by electric
A Butterfly on the Wheel
The difference between careful stage
management and haphazard work is
well illustrated in the case of "A Butterfly on the Wheel," which was produced in New York last season by
Lewis Waller, the English actor-manager, under Shubert auspices. This is
a drama by Edward G. Hemmcrde,
K.C, and Francis Neilson, M.P.,
which had a long run in London with
Mr. Lewis Waller in the leading role.
When Mr. Waller came to New York
to appear in "The Garden of Allah"
he brought with him the American
rights for "A Butterfly on tlie
Wheel," and early in the seasoi
brought out the piece at the Thirty-
Ninth Street Theatre. Its success was
immediate. Now that its long run in
New York has come to a termination Mr. Waller is sending the company on tour and it will be seen at
the Victoria Theatre on November
ist and 2nd.
A young man, calling on a supposedly very
prim young damsel of liis acquaintance, noticed a parrot in the room, and being at a loss
for conversation, remarked on the parrot's
"Miss Jones's parrot, in an adjoining street,
can imitate numerous things, can say good
morning and evening, and can even imitate
the sound of a kiss."
"Sir," replied the lady, freezing up at once.
"It is quite impossible for this bird to imitate
what he never hears."
Awkward pause, in which Polly remarks:
"Jack, dear, please carry that bird into the
next room."   (Tableau.)
A cab-owner bought a new horse and entrusted it to one of his best drivers for its
first day's trial. In the evening, when the
cabby returned, he found his master waiting
to  hear his opinion   of  the animal.
"Well, Bill, what do you think of the new
horse?" he was asked.
"I think it bears a resemblance to Tommy
"What makes you think that, Bill?"
"Because," said Bill, "it will die before it
will run."
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Applicant—"Seven years."
Merchant—"And why did you leave?"
Applicant—"I wasn't  given a day out the
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Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
(By The Hornet)
.   That the Balkan States do not seem
inclined to go into "baulk."
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That "monte" is not a popular game
Jn Turkey at present.
* *   *
That there is a lot to be said for the
fcorrespondent who said that the Mussulman always got the thin end of the
* *   *
That a differentiation in vice should
\ot cause a mal-appreciation of virtue.
* *   *
: That   the   Progressive   Club   ban-
|uet in the Westholme Hotel was a
reat success.
* *   *
[That Mr. Lively's speech partook of
\_ nomenclature of the orator.
* *   *
[That the Club scored heavily by its
citation to this authority on Com-
|inity Building.
That one speaker remarked on the
|set which Victoria has in its charm-
* *   *
|That this  gallant  gentleman  was,
might be imagined, an old sea-dog.
* *   *
I That it was not the Admiral from
[e "Pomander Walk" company.
* *   *
I That the truth of his remarks was
lidenced by the outburst of applause
|hich greeted his toast.
IThat events tread on each other's
tels so fast in the States that a man
pesn't even have to gain the Presi-
bncy before he becomes a candidate
|r the assassin's bullet.
* *   *
I That it is daily becoming more dif-
}_ult for the man in the street to
lake up his mind whether he would
|ither be the Czar of All the Russias,
' the President of the United States.
* *   *
That both positions are fraught
irith peril.
The Clothes You
Will Eventually
not Now
What does our constantly
increasing business mean to
Doesn't it suggest public
confidence ?
Doesn't it emphasize the
goodness of HOBBERLIN
Doesn't it suggest the wisdom of you yourself becoming
a customer of ours?
All we ask is an opportunity
to show—our strength is in
the showing, not in the talking.
606-608 Yates   720 Yates
That now that candidature is on a
par with success, there must be a
great many people who are glad that
they live under a Limited Monarchy.
* *   *
That whatever one may think of the
Colonel as a politician, his worst enemy must admit that he showed grit.
* *   *
That it is a great mistake to argue
from the general to the specific.
* *   *
That history can only support one
* *   *
That it is out of fashion for an individual to gather the shafts aimed at
a system and bury them in his own
* *   *
That it is hard to feel any real sympathy with the real estate speculators
who  got "stinged."
* *   #
That it is to be hoped that they
were not paying their chauffeurs by
the hour.
* *   *
That ladies ought to keep out of the
* *   *
That Victorians have once more
shown that they don't know a good
thing when it comes near them.
* #   *
That perhaps some people got
fooled on the title, and thought it
was    connected    with    the    "Turkey
* *   *
That if this were so, more shame to
* *   *
That "Pomander    Walk"    was the
best ever.
* *   *
That the local "kiddies" are to have
a show next Friday and Saturday, and
they deserve all the support they can
That there is more fun in watching a bunch of "kids" acting as
grown-ups, than in seeing a lot of
grown-ups acting like children.
That the Carnegie Library is steadily increasing in popularity.
* *   *
That under the capable management
of the lately appointed librarian the
stock of books is growing larger.
That it is a curious thing how hard
it is in Victoria to get a copy of an
ancient classic in the original.
That the local police force place
great value on the cups presented in
connection with the St. John's Ambulance competition.
* *   *
That they are so afraid of foot-pads
on Government Street that they prefer to convey the silver plate away in,
the patrol waggon.
* *   *
That this makes an excellent advertisement for the jeweller, but hardly adds to the dignity of the force.
* *   *
That the explanation is probably tT
be found in the fact that Victoria is
such a law-abiding town that the
horses needed exercise.
* *   *
That, at the same time, a plainclothes patrol is badly needed at Beacon Hill.
* #   *
That automobiles are not the only
things to be caught there.
* *   *
That there are men—with slouch
hats and of a furtive demeanor.
* *   *<
That these may be waiting for a
likely victim to hold up.
That it is probable that they have
a more sinister purpose in view.
* *   *
That as concealed weapons are contrary to the law, there should at least
be concealed policemen.
* *   *
That the sea wall will now be put
to the test.
* *   *
That if it survives a few more
nights   like   Wednesday  all   will   be
* *   *
That there is no reason why it
That the B. C. Telephone Company
is rapidly becoming a refuge for Americans.
* *   *
That at one time Canada was looked upon as the natural habitat of the
Englishman who couldn't make good
at home.
* *   *
That time alters all things.
* *   *
That after twenty years work a
horse is entitled to live his remaining
days out on grass.
* *   *
That if more people walked, and
fewer people wore coats, there
wouldn't be so much complaining
about the inclemency of the weather.
* *   *
That there would be a smaller crop
of colds during the winter.
* *   *
That it is said that William Ewart
Gladstone never wore a coat.
* *   *
That he lived to a ripe old age, and
was never a back number.
* *   *
That when the Hibben Block is
fully equipped, Spencers' might use
the temporary buildings on View
Street as a warehouse.
* *   *
That they would surely have no difficulty in obtaining the necessary permit from the City.
* *   *
That no authorities which allow the
use of the sidewalk would be so narrow-minded as to permit the use of
wooden buildings erected within the
fire area.
* *   *
That nobody can say that inconsistency is the hall-mark of the Victoria
City Council.
* *   *
That they have been most punctilious   in   always   doing  the   wrong
* *   *
That Harry Barnard, is "Johnny on
the spot"' when" "Bill" doesn't want
That it shows a nasty disposition on
the part of the latter to enquire as to
the former's whereabouts when there
is nothing particular for him to do.
* *   *
That when it comes to a showdown,  one  man  has to  hide  in  his
* *   *
That this is the first time that the
Times has ever been connected with
* *   *
That it is surprising to see how old-
fashioned family papers still cling to
the iniquitous patent medicine advertisement.
* *   *
That the game isn't really worth
the candle, because the prices paid
are  low  and  the  "kudos"  gained  is
* *   *
That the , Sunday concerts are a
boon and a blessing to the men who
would otherwise have to hang about
the streets till bed-time.
* *   *
That there are far too many nickels
in this world.
* *   *
That a good band performance, a
comfortable seat and an interesting
discourse ought to be worth a quarter.
* *   *
That they are worth it,—but ingratitude still reigns in this sphere.
* *   *
That "Hornet" last Sunday was sitting in the Victoria Theatre.
* *   *
That he was at the end of the front
row, and the row was filled.
* *   *
That when the plate reached him
there was one nickel and one dime
in it.
* *   *
That the other occupants of the
row were all respectably dressed persons.
* *   *
That they must have left their
money in their week-day clothes.
* •   *
That the only other explanation is
that they were married, in whicii case
they ought to have been at home.
The Management Begs to Announce
the Opening of the Balmoral Cafe.
Your Patronage is Solicited
Opposite Opera House
Douglas Street
The Douglas Street Watchmaker
Begs to notify his customers that he will be located at 707
Pandora Avenue, just around the corner from Douglas Street,
on and after the 4th October next, where he will be pleased
to meet his numerous customers.
You can if you wear Wool Underwear.   We. can attend to your
Underwear wants with laegcr Pure Wool, Britannia,
Stanfield's, Penman's, Goldflcccc, and many
other lines to choose from.   Prices
to suit everyone.
F. A. GOWEN, Managing Director
1114 Government Street
Brain Workers of all classes Delight in It
Relieves that Tired Feeling
Sustains and Cheers
That there is something rotten in
the State of Denmark when a daily
paper in Canada takes up two columns
of the front page with base-ball news.
* *   »
That base-ball is not our national
game, and even if it were, the front
page is not the place for sporting
* *   »
That it would be a good thing if
Edward III could be reincarnated and
give a one-man show in the Victoria
* *   *
That all he would have to do would
be to hold up a garter and say "Moni
soit, qui mal y pense."
* *   *
That his crown would draw a
crowded house, and his words would
do more good than many sermons.
* *   *
That we have a slogan—and it's not
a very good one.
* *   *
That we do not live in an American  city and  do  not need  such  an
atrocity at all.
* *   *
That it's the climate—tut-tut.
Every woman who attempts
to make a dress or shirtwaist immediately discovers
how difficult it is to obtain
) a good fit by the usual "try-
ingonmcthod," with herself
for the model and a looking-
glass with which to see how
it fits at the back.
Forms" do away with all
discomforts and disappointments in fitting, and render
the work of dressmaking at
| once easy and satisfactory.
This form can bc adjusted
to 50 different shapes and
sizes; bust raised or lowered, also made longer and
shorter at the waist nne and
form raised or lowered to
suit any desired skirt length.
Very easily adjusted, cannot get out of
order, and will last a lifetime.
Write for illustrated Booklet containing complete line of Dress Forms with
Hall-Borchert  Dress  Form  Co.,
of Canada, Limited.
158Q Bay Street,      •      Toronto, Can.
FOUND—Gold bracelet, on night of
30th September at Parliament
Buildings. Owner can have the
same by proving property to Head
Janitor, or Inquiry Office, Parliament Buildings, Victoria. 12
''Continued from Page i)
GRAIN ROUTES--One of the greatest problems confronting Canadians
is the development of their various
transportation systems at a sufficient rate
to keep pace with the production of the
country. Indeed, of all domestic problems;
it is by far the greatest. The most serious
branch of transportation is that which deals
with the conveying of the grain harvests of
the Prairies to tide water. So far all Canadian grain has found its outlet by way
of the Great Lakes, but the funnel is congested, and by universal consent, there must
be diversion to some other routes in order
to relieve the pressure. The first alternative route thought of was by way of Hudson's Bay. It was natural that this should
be so, because it would furnish the shortest
route, for Fort Churchill is about the same
distance from. Liverpool as is Montreal,
with a difference pf considerably more than
one thousand, miles of rail haul, 'in, its
favour. That project is being rapidly carried out and. although the, engineering difficulties are considerable, it may be taken
for granted that the route will be available
for traffic within four years from date.
This route must be regarded largely in the
light of ali experiment because it has never
been tested for grain carrying and the many
conditions which will have to be contended
with are new and may prove disconcerting.
In any event, it seems improbable that the
shipping season can last for more than
three months. There are two great questions which present themselves in connection with the Hudson's Bay route: Will
the.insurance rates be prohibitive? and will
it be possible to attract tramp steamers to
Fort Churchill, furnishing them with freight
both ways? Experience on the St. Lawrence renders the former question one ot
special importance, for it must not be forgotten that the high insurance rates are
working so disadvantageous^ to the premier Canadian Port, that shipments of grain
are falling off every year and within the
last three years have fallen from eighteen
million bushels to twelve million bushels.
This difference has gone by way of Buffalo
and the U. S. Atlantic Ports. The question
of freight for tramp steamers is equally
important, for it is obvious that unless Fort
'Churchill can be made an importing point,
for European goods to be distributed
throughout the prairies, tramp steamers
cannot be attracted except at rates which
might be prohibitive. No doubt it is such
.considerations as those which led Sir Donald Mann to speak of the Hudson's Bay
Railway as an experiment. Naturally Bfit-
. ish Columbians regard their Pacific Coast
Ports as the proper outlet for Prairie grain,
and believe that with the1 opening of the
Panama Canal, Prince Rupert, Victoria and
Vancouver will become big shippers of
grain, but if they believe this they are
doing nothing to realise it. The first step
will have to be the providing of suitable
] harbour facilities. It is true that a small
appropriation has been made for this purpose in Victoria and Vancouver, and that
behind the first small appropriations stands
a promise of greater things, but it certainly looks to The Week as if the problem
had not been grasped and that instead of a
few million dollars, it will be necessary to
talk of tens of millions if these ports are
to be equipped with the necessary facilities,
for shipping grain. What is half a million
dollars in Victoria.and a million dollars in
Vancouver for harbour works, when the
Canadian Northern have undertaken tq
spend ten million dollars in Vancouver on
terminals alone? But there is something
more serious still in the background. The
Week hinted at it long ago, and that is the
enterprise of our American cousins, who
are already surveying the Columbia River
for the purpose of ascertaining the practicability of shipping Canadian grain down
that great waterway to Portland; and if
it is feasible, nothing will prevent it.   Dol
lars will not be counted; it is all a question of practicability. The people of Victoria and Vancouver cannot too quickly
realise that what; is happening in the East
may be repeated in the West and that our
own prairie products may be diverted to
American ports; The only way in which
this can be prevented is by waking up before it is too late.
Mayor of Victoria and the Chief
of Police must have been hypnotized when they caused Barnum to be
arrested for giving an indecent performance. The hypnotist in their case does not
appear to have been Barnum, but a Mr.
Andrews, who deposed in court that his
wife, doubtless troubled in.a dream, had
urged him togo to the Mayor and insist on
Barnum's performance being stopped. After the experience of the trial, in which the
Mayor and the Chief of Police received but
little sympathy, they will probably conclude
that petticoat government does not pay; at
any rate when it extends beyond domestic
affairs. The Mayor has to pay $1,000, and
the Chief of Police $50, with joint costs
probably amounting to another $1,000, for
the luxury of falsely imprisoning an innocent entertainer. The Chief of Police is
to be pitied, and Barnum showed a far finer
appreciation of fair play than either of his
prosecutors when he asked that the Chief
might be dealt with as a tool of the Mayor.
The request was humiliating, but, as the
judge and jury seemed to think, not undeserved. The Chief gets off very lightly
with his $50 fine, especially, if it has purchased him, as it should have clone, $50
worth of wisdom. He ought to know by
this time that he, and not the Mayor, is
responsible for the administration of the
law, and that not even at the request of the
Chief Magistrate, is he bound to make a
fool of himself. If he had followed his
own judgment, and refused to do what no
man in his senses' would have done, he
would have spared both himself and the
Mayor the ridicule which has been heaped
on them in the course of the trial. As to
His Worship, one hardly feels inclined, out
of respect for the Mayoral Office, to speak
as freely as the circumstances warrant. It
is gratifying to know that the jury was able
to exonerate him from any imputation of
malice; indeed no one doubts, that it was
simply a colossal blunder; unfortunately, it
is hardly possible now to doubt that he allowed himself to be made a puppet of, and
that the strings were pulled by well meaning people, who have added one more to
their long list of blunders in the name of
"Moral Reform."
ever may be the politics of the millions who inhabit the Continent 6:
North America, all will join in a feelinj
of wrathful indignation at the cowardly at
tack  which  has  lately been  made  upoi
Colonel'Roosevelt.   Things are coming to
pretty pass on the other side of the Lin
when assassination stalks abroad, trackin
down men who, so far from occupying tli
Presidehtial   Chair,   have  only  a   remoi
chance of attaining to it.    Doubtless tl
crime will reflect upon itself, for it eann
be doubted but that the Colonel's action
delivering his speech after he had receivi
the bullet in his body, will favourably r
act upon a number of impressionable votei
The Week has never pretended to be
sympathy with Colonel Roosevelt's cane
ilature, jbut it cannot withhold the admi
ation which is the due of every brave ma
who can force himself to continue on h
charted course in  spite of physical  di.
abilities.    There  are  thousands  who  ar
opposed to the Roosevelt policies and th
Roosevelt methods, who will, nevertheles:
grieve to hear of the attempt made upo
his life and who will hope that his robus
constitution will enable him to -keep hi
hand ori the new Party's helm, though tlie;
may desire that the vessel which he is steei
ing be wrecked on the rocks when it com.
to the final race for the Presidential troplr
The Home Furnishing Store
of Victoria
Offering you furniture only of renowned goodness—cutting loose from a lot of
old-style methods and merchandising—placing Your interests first instead of last—-giving
you what you expect for your money—and then adding a little to that.
Seeing that you get satisfaction in every way—selling nothing on the basis of
appearance only—not asking what we think we can get but what we know things are
worth—a great buying power and capacity that makes moderate pricing a reality to you,
the customer.
All these are some of the many reasons why this store has done, is doing, so much
in the furnishing of Victoria's homes, both large and small—why you should get better
acquainted with it, its merchandise, its way of doing business, its reasonable arrangements.
A great building, housing an enormous stock,'it's one of Victoria's sights as well as
a busy mart of trade.
Interior Decorating
Our Interior Decorating Department is equipped to take the house in hand as the
builder leaves it and make it ready in every detail, for the owner to step into. The scope
of its service embraces the designing ancl installation of wall hangings and window
draperies and the assembling and placing of the furnishings.
You are heartily welcome to consult with this Department regarding any decorative
or furnishing work you may be planning for your home this fall. Your problems will
have our careful consideration and any ideas we may give you will be cheerfully at your
service, without cost or obligation.


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