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THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1908
Ons D01XA& P«a Annum
Tlie greatness of any Na-
Veterans tion  can be  measured  by
Of War. its   attitude   towards   the
*
Veterans who have fought
its battles.   Iii spite of the prevailing sentiment of Christendom in favour of peace,
it is still true that the greatest enthusiasm
of whicli men are capable is aroused by
war.    When this ceases to be true, the
handwriting will have appeared upon the
wall.    This enthusiasm is not so much
an enthusiasm for war as of war, for British born peoples are still sknv to enter
a quarrel; but once having undertaken it,
■there is no surrender.   He is but a superficial critic whose survey ends with the
military spectacle afforded by a campaign;
:he is the only true critic who looks beneath the surface and studies not only
.'the causes and motives whicli lead to Avar
but its consequences and its lessons.   Not
all wars, and not all Avars in which Britisli
Arms have been engaged, can be justified
as to the pretext.    But, in the development of corps d'esprit, in the display of
valour, in the strengthening of national
sentiment, and in the preservation of the
finest personal traits Avhich are evoked on
the tented field, humanity and the empire
have been imineasureably the gainer even
by  England's  foolish Avars.    This  was
never better illustrated than in the reference made at the Campaigners' Banquet
.On   Thursday  night  to  the  memorable
Charge of the Light Brigade.    Military
critics claim that not only was the order
to charge the result of error, but that the
charge itself is not accurately depicted in
the magnificent lines of Tennyson;  but
what does that matter ?   Who would wish
to expunge from our historical record the
mistaken order, or the charge which followed.   Not since the gallant stand made
by the Spartans in the Pass of Thermopylae, has any single incident of war
!so stirred the pulses of men.   Well may
the great Laureate ask:
'When shall their glory fade ?"
While there was no veteran present at
j the Campaigners' Banquet Avho had taken
part in that glorious charge, there Avere
some Avho had fought throughout the
Crimean Avar, and one Avho bore on his
breast four clasps representing Alma,
Inkermaii, Balaclava and Sevastopol. All
this took place fifty-four years ago, and
it Avas like opening up a page of ancient
history to hear these grizzled and venerable Avarriors tell in a few simple, halting,
Avords the story of those days. It Avas no
Ordinary occasion, the mere feasting and
1 demonstration seemed banal, as the mind
r.reverted to the occurrences which were being celebrated, and as the gloAving ancl
eloquent address of Captain Clive Phillips Woolley. proceeded from point to
.point, the battle of Inkerman Avas unfolded; but far beyond that, the Avhole
Crimean campaign and still beyond that,
as the orator so fitly emphasized, the
greater struggle between men of different
character, and different ideals culminating
as it .only could in the triumph of the
fittest, the cleanest and the noblest.   Not
EDITORIAL
only Captain  Woolley but the veterans
who Avere present at the battle of Inker-
man, and who spoke on Thursday night,
testified to the fact that it Avas not Won
by strategy or skill, but by courage and
grit.   The great English pro-Consul, Lord
Milner, has nearly completed a tour of
Canada, in the course of Avhich he has
delivered a number of splendid addresses
outlining the destiny  and duty of the
Dominion;   he has bid our people look
forward,   but  there  can  be  no  greater
stimulus to the development of a National
and Imperial spirit than to look back-
Avard, and regard the deeds which won the
Empire.    It is an inestimable privilege to
be able still to gaze upon men Avho have
figured in the Avars of more than half a
century ago.    It is still more gratifying
to find that the young men of the present
generation are fired by the same martial
zeal, and are just as ready to become
"Soldiers of the King" as the Veterans
of 1850 were to become "Soldiers of the
Queen."   No one could have listened to
Corporal    Cooney's    spirited   recitation,
"The Wreck of the Armored Train," without realising that he Avas the very embodiment of young fighting Britain, and that
Avhile tlie spirit, whicli he manifested survives, the battles of the Empire are in
safe hands.   In the hurry of the moment,
the daily press failed to report an exquisite
little gem of thanks from Major Wilson,
the dozen of Army Veterans, Avho not only
fought in the Crimean, but Avas one of
the gallant brigade AVho marched under
Colin Campbell to the Relief of Lucknow.
He Avas too modest to refer to the fact, but
England will never forget that glorious
achievement, nor hoAV, amid the horrors
of a hopeless siege:
"Ever above the topmost roof
The banner of England flew."
The Campaigners' Association, admirably presided over by Lieutenant Stern,
has made a good start; it Avill appeal to
Canadian sentiment from the Atlantic to
the Pacific; before long it will be duplicated in every city and town, and Avhile
tliere may bo some sbri\relled up souls who
regard its functions as "a Aveariness of the
flesh," the heart of the Canadian people
may be trusted to respond to the sentiment- which it represents.
Making
History.
A notable inci'dent occurred
this Aveek in Montreal, Lord
Milner delivered one of his
brilliant addresses on Imperialism before the Canadian Club. In
the course of his remarks, he said that
Within the next fifty years Canada Avould
find herself at the parting of the Avays and
would havc to decide whether or not she
Avould remain a portion of the British
Empire. He added that the decision would
rest entirely with herself and that no external influence could affect the issue. Tho
president, Mr. J. S. Brierley, in replying,
made a declaration at once so aposite and
so emphatic that according' to the local
press, it produced a sensation, and the
Avhole audience burst into loud cheering
which lasted for several minutes. Mr.
Brierley's memorable words were: "Let
me tell Lord Milner that Canada has already decided, and that decision is to remain a part of the British Empire." The
significance of the incident lies in the
fact that it occurred not only in the commercial capital of Canada, but in tlio
chief City of Quebec, that there were many
Erench-Canadians present, that the response of the audience Avas instant and
enthusiastic, and that Mr. Brierley is a
typical. Canadian, a St. Thomas boy of
the old ultra Reform party, which at the
time of Confederation lent more than a
Avilling ear to the cry of Secession. Today
Mr. Brierley is the successful controller of
the Montreal Herald, still a sturdy Grit
paper, but more than tliat he is and has
been for some years one of the most fair-
minded critics of Anglo-Canadian affairs,
and one of the most ardent supporters of
a sane Imperialism.
The Colonist may dabble
The Englishman [n politics and cavort in
In Canada. the field of theology, clas-
- sical history, and mystical fiction, but the one lure Avhich ahvays
draws it is a discussion on the Englishman hi Canada. The particular phase of
this subject Avhich delights its soul, is a
study of the question as to why tlie said
Englishman is unpopular,. Passing over
the gratuitous character bf the assumption, as also the handicap which the Colonist places upon those who might contribute something original to the discussion, by insisting on personal signature,
The Week rises to remark that on this
subject neither the Colonist nor its handicapped correspondents know it all. Lord
Northcliffe may fairly be regarded as an
authority. Although he iioav rejoices in
a title, he started life Avithout a dollar
in his pocket, and is in every sense of
the word a self-made man. Moreover,
none of liis money has been made by speculation, but through tlie establishment and
development of great industries. Speaking at Montreal recently, Lord Northcliffe
pointed out that tliere is a kind of Englishman sadly underrated in Canada; in
fact, just the type most generaly criticised and least understood. To illustrate
his meaning, he told of a couple of young
men Avho came out from London Avearing
eyeglasses and loud-checked knicker:
bookers, ostensibly hunting mountain goats
in the Rockies, but really acting as agents
for British investors, agents Avhom it
would not be advisable for any Canadian
to attempt to outwit in any financial transaction. He declared tliat at the present
moment four hundred such men, unlikely
looking men, are at present scattered over
Canada sending reports to clients in London. The more harmless they succeed in
seeming, the more effective they prove.
He added: "This country has a contempt
for the SAvell, and perhaps it costs you
something."     Lord Northcliffe also rev
minded his audience that those Canadians
Avho published advertisements to the effect
that "No Englishman need apply," Avere
probably forgetting that their act might
give offence to a class of Englishmen Avho
were not in the advertiser's mind at all—
the breed of Englishmen who had made
Egypt blossom, had reorganized decaying
states, and had done much to build new
countries all round the Avorld. No doubt,
a few cranks do come from the Old Country, but all the cranks are not born.outside Victoria, and some editors Avho think
they are competent to handle Imperial
topics forget that the English people are
the great Avorld—colonizers, the backers of
exploration, the financiers of Avilderness
railways, the friends of frontiers-men
wherever found. There is an old proverb
which runs "When the cat's away the mice
will play" and it is difficult to resist the
conviction that some Editors are mice.
Gleanings.
The    public    has    heard
enough  of  politics  for  a
time, and Avith the return
of Martin Burrell for Yale and H. S.
Goodeve for Kootenay the new Parliament
will be complete.    The AVeek ouly refers
to the situation in order to quote some
pertinent remarks from as reliable and independent an authority as Toronto Saturday Night.   The Editor criticises the Opposition, for failing to present an adequate
policy to the country, and sagely remarks
that it is not enough for an Opposition to
expose the Avrong-doing of a ministry, it
must inspire the confidence of the country.
Saturday Night holds that in respect of
tarnished party leaders, always excepting
Sir AVilfrid Laurier and Mr; Borden, the
Conservatives were as  badly off as the
Liberals and that the country aviis not likely to tolerate Poster, Fowler and Bennet
as substitutes for Sifton, llyinan and Emerson.    Saturday Night regrets that the
campaign Avas fought on ' low Hues," and
declares that "the*re Avere such charges and
counter-charges that our jails should at
this moment be filled with dishonest public  men   or   with   those  Avho   slandered
them."    An incisive editorial Avinds up
Avith the remark: "It cannot satisfy Sir
Wilfrid's ambitions to be merely tlie successful bread Avinuer for his hungry political folloAvers.    He has shown largeness
of vision in several large affairs, but he
has to a great extent left unsatisfied those
longings of the Liberal party for drastic
improvements in methods of Government
which  thc party so earnestly expresses
when out of office.   There are few Liberals
in tlio country who would not be glad to
see him remove the reproach that the old
Liberal platform was merely used lo get
in on, and left tp dec^y ou llie spot where
if* was erected."
In the last issue of The
Explanatory. Week a leiter appeared censuring the conduct of the
returning officer in A'ictoria at the recent
Federal election. Complaint lias been
made that the letter did not bear the
writer's signature and in certain quarters
it has been suggested that it was not
genuine. Tlie returning officer, apparently in ignorance of tlie. ethics of journalism
applied to The AVeek for the writer's name,
which of course had to bc refused. The
AVeek, however, Avishes to state that tho
letter Avas Avritten by a Avell-known professional gentleman in the City and
handed in for publication in the usual
Avay, and The AVeek accepts full responsibility for its publication and further has
received thc thanks of members of both
political parties for publishing it. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1908.
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if A Lady's Letter *
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Dear Madge:
It is commonly supposed that man
makes his own happiness or misery.
Woman assuredly does the same.
E_ty_V__ht_ii__\ii. _e_K adopted the attitude of eveiy woman being a law
unto herself it has been the fashion
for women to brook no interference.
Indeed, the modern woman has no
prouder boast than that of her independence, so much so that she has
adopted the unpleasant habit of flaunting it before men in season and out
of season, until one and all alike have
grown weary of hearing the fact
shouted from the house-tops that the
woman of today intends to work out
her own salvation.
The pity is that the experiment apparently has not been productive of
much success. It does not appear that
women are either happier or better
for the taking of their own destiny
into their own hands. It is all very
well for them to boast of leaving
shaken off the fetters of domesticity,
and to exult over having solved the
problem of reducing their responsibilities to the minimum; yet somehow
the majority seem to have made a
hash of the undertaking. We find the
consulting rooms of doctors filled
with women whose chief characteristics are that they are all young and
to all appearances blessed with an
abundance of this world's goods; but
one and all alike are suffering from
a depressing lethargy and an infinite
capacity for being bored. It is all
very well to complain that social existence is getting too complicated, ancl
to prate of the wear and tear or the
nervous energy expended by women
today. When all is said and done it
is not the really busy members of
the community who are the first to
break down with the fashionable complaint of "nerves," but the drones of
society, who take life with languid
ease and survey everything from a
blase point of view, declaring that
they are far too bored ever to be
interested and enthusiastic concerning
anything. Formerly this state of
lethargy and indolent ease was confined to the rich; now women in
every rank of life are growing luxurious and idle. On all sides they are
to be heard professing themselves incapable of doing any kind of work
or taking any interest in their immediate surroundings. Mrs. Jones,
Smith and Robinson, who formerly
found their sole interest or pleasure
in the care of their homes and their
children, nowadays imagine they have
a soul above such duties. Consequently they give their housekeeping over
to servants, and send tlieir children
early to school. The result is that
there is a growing percentage of women who have literally nothing to do
but shop, play bridge, motor dress or
devote, themselves to the pursuit of
amusement from morning to night.
Small wonder that all too soon life
ceases to hold any interest for them,
and they become, first bored, then
depressed, and finally (turn into nervous wrecks—a prey to every hysterical ailment that the mind of man or
the imagination of woman can conceive. And the mischief is that society has set its seal of approval upon the fashion for being bored. The
more blase and critical a woman is
the more she assumes an air of superiority and patronage. Hence society, particularly the feminine portion, is fast coming to answer to the
description of the philosopher who
wrote it down as "an awful horde
formed of two mighty tribes—the
bores and bored."
It is all very well to pride oneself
upon being so blase that one is bored
with everything. The woman who
yields to this languid depression is
taking the first step towards a nervous breakdown, which, is in nine
cases out of ten the result of having
nothing in particular to do.
Of late  much  has  been  said  and
more has been written concerning the
donning and the dotting of the matinee hat. in the future we are told
that we are to hear even more of
playgoer's views concerning this subject, upon which men and women will
apparently never see eye to eye.
Meanwhile the silent battle between
the sexes wages untiringly, and hats
are growing bigger. To tlie niale mind
the feminine attitude of resistance upon so trivial a point as the removal
of a hat seems inconceivable. To the
feminine mind, insistence upon so
great a sacrifice appears unchivalrous
and inconsiderate to a degree. Already the question ol character in hats
has been dealt with. "Show me a
woman's hat and 1 will tell you her
innermost characteristics," said a
philosopher, who has made a life
study of the sex. He might have gone
even further, and proved that not only
are hats delineators of character but
that they have an extraordinary influence over the feminine mind. For
will not women who are humane and
tender-hearted in everything else suddenly throw all such feelings to the
winds when confronted with the irresistible temptation to possess a hat
wreathed with masses of slaughtered
birds and the plumes of tlie egret
and osprey.
In vain have sermons been preached
upon the cruelty of such fashions; in
vain have been published the. murderous statistics of birds that are annually killed for the adornment of
tender-hearted womenkind.
BABETTE.
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RAILHEAD.
A TALE OF MYSTERY.
By Perceval Landon.*
(Continued from last week.)
Silbermeister passed a hand over
his face and thought. Whatever the
origin of this message was, the message itself was unmistakable. He
reached for his bull's-eye lantern, saw
it was burning well, turned out the
lamp on the table, and rose silently.
He moved across to the door that
separated his living-room from the
baggage-room, very quietly opened
the door, and waited. One minute
dragged its slow length along, then
two, then three, and still Silbermeister stood in the darkness as motionless as the jamb of the door. There
was no sound inside or outside the
station house. So still was the silence that, as Silbermeister said, a
man could hear his blood circulating
round the drum of his own ear—
rather a good expression, Torrens
thought.
At last the tension was relieved.
There was a sound, more like the
sound of a gnawing mouse than anything else, and Silbermeister sank silently to his knee to listen more intently. A touch which, infinitesimal
though it was, could only have been
made by iron upon iron, betrayed the
whole circumstance to him. There
was a man in the coffin, and the man
had so contrived the lid that he could
get out of the coffin without attracting the notice of Silbermeister till it
was too late. There was at the same
moment the sound of a cautiously
planted footstep on the platform outside. Silbermeister acted at once.
Some of the cases of railway material
that had been sent up that evening
contained steel rods, and were as
much as two men could carry into the
room. Silbermeister was a strong
man but he hardly knew how he managed unaided to drag down one of thc
packing cases and set it on top of tbp
coffin with a crash that almost crushed it in.
The moment he had done so, all
pretence was at an end, and the man
within it shouted to his accomplice
outside. The answer was a blow on
the door like a battering-ram. The
packing-case might hold down the
man for some time yet, so Silbermeister leapt back into his living-
(Continued on Page Three)
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A TALE OF MYSTERY
(Continued from Page Two)
room to meet the new danger, only
to find the door on to the platform being battered through just above the
bolt. He picked up his revolver, and
in order to make sure there should
be no attack from behind, aimed' at
the coffin and pulled the trigger.
There was no response. It was clear
that treachery had been at work. His
black servant had seized the opportunity while Silbermeister escorted
the inspector to the engine of opening and emptying it—an easy task, as
it was lying on the table. There was
no time to turn back to the baggage-
room. Seizing a small crowbar, Silbermeister had only just time to dash
to the door, through the hole in which
his Negro servant's arm was now
thrusting itself feeling for the bolt.
Hc gripped the man's hand and pulled
it into the room until the Negro's
arm-pit was forced up against the
splintered hole in the door. He struck
at it with the crowbar, and the Negro
screamed like a hare. He struck
again, and again, and again. He hardly knows what happened during that
awful minute. He went on striking
blindly and mechanically at what had
suddenly become a man's sleeve. In
the baggage-room he had just left,
the tremendous exertions of the imprisoned man were making the room
resound, and the packing-case on the
top of the coffin rocked to and fro.
Silbermeister paid no attention. He
lost his head. Both lamps were now
out, and all he could do in the darkness was to go on hitting at what he
held.
Suddenly there was the whistle of
n approaching engine.   No train was
due until the following morning, but
Silbermeister   admitted   that   at   the
moment he hardly regarded anything
is unusual.    A couple of armed men
nd the inspector leapt down on to the
platform, collared the Negro servant,
who by that time was hanging half
unconscious from the hole in the door,
and burst in just in time to intercept
the man in the baggage-room who had
ast overturned    the packing-case
bove him, and was crushing his way
out through the lid of the coffin.   It
was an extraordinary scene.
The inspector pulled the Negro servant, with his arm one pulp of splintered bone and blood, into the room
tnd thrust him roughly aside. He
fell without a moan into the corner.
The two men then brought the burg-
ar into the living-room between them.
Silbermeister went back to the table,
sat down, and put his head between
his hands. The inspector looked at
him for a moment in amazement as
he raised his head and said: "Thank
God!" After a pause he added: "Why
did you come?"
The inspector answered:
"Your telegram caught us just before we left Castleton again. It was
lucky, wasn't  it?"  he  added  grimly.
Silbermeister again raised his head
from his hands, and as if he had
heard nothing, said:
"But why did you come?"
The inspector, a trifle gravely, said:
"I told you, your telegram just
reached us in time."
There was another pause of ten seconds, and then Silbermeister pointed
to the disconnected instrument, and
said once more:
"Why did you come?" His eyes
turned in his head: "I sent no message;" and then he fell on the floor in
a dead faint.
That is all I know about it. That is
the story that Torrens told me, and
the story which undoubtedly Torrens
believed.
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"Sir," said the young man, respectfully, "I am a poor man and you are
a millionaire. It seems presumptious
in me, no doubt, to aspire to the hand
of your daughter. But my love for
her is so great that I cannot be
stopped by such considerations. Love
scorns conventions and conveniences.
Ah, sir, will you give her to me?"
The old magnate seemed interested.
"But which of my four daughters do
you want?" he asked, not unkindly.
Eagerly the suitor made answer:
"Oh, I'll leave that to you, sir."
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A Spirit in Prison
If Robert Hichens had never written "Thc Garden of Allah" his fame
would have rested on his latest book,
"A Spirit in Prison." While it falls
below thc standard of that exquisite
piece of literary craft first mentioned,
it has more than a suggestion of the
same air of mysticism and is characterized throughout by the same deftness and delicacy of touch.
There are other respects, however,
in which it is distinctly reminiscent of
the author's later book, "The Call of
the Blood." The scene is in Italy, the
Sicilian spirit is the motive of the
story, and the book is redolent of the
warm sensuous atmosphere of the
South.
It is, however, a much greater book
than "The Call of the Blood," for
while the latter is a story, "A Spirit
in Prison" is a study. The former
presents no problems, and if one looks
beneath the surface it is rather a lesson in physiology than in psychology.
The latter is a careful critical study in
psychology dealing with a line complex character, and working out with
marvellous success and inimitable skill
a plot in which mother and daughter
are in love with the same man.
There is nothing banal about the
book or the conception. The situation is evolved very gradually, and is
handled as only a master of human
passion could handle it. One false
stroke would have spoilt the picture,
but it never appears; the tender affection of mother and daughter for
teach other, their mutual solicitude and
their fine regard for the man whose
destiny is so interwoven with their
own are all admirably portrayed; indeed the book might be regarded as a
study in the incidence of three fine
natures.
People who revel in character analysis will find something here of the
choicest kind; but the charm of the
book lies in its versatility; for while
everything contributes to the working
out of the great problem, the story is
interwoven with many threads of interest. It opens with a tragedy and
a mystery. The adored husband of
Hermione has been murdered by a
jealous Sicilian whose sweetheart he
had lured. The body was discovered
under circumstances which enabled
those who wished to keep the truth
from her to maintain that his death
was an accident. Thc truth was only
known to a faithful Sicilian servant
Gaspare, and an artist friend Emile.
Their one object in life was to prevent the fatal truth becoming known
to Hermione and her daughter Vere.
They succeeded until Vere had grown
up to the verge of womanhood, but,
bit by bit their sea-wall of defence
was broken down; circumstance on
circumstance combined to render it
more vulnerable.
Isolation on a beautiful island in the
Bay of Maples served their purpose
for many years, but "truth will out,"
and from a dozen different directions
the attack was finally focUssed until
it culminated in disclosure. Meanwhile thc tender and beautiful solicitude of Emile had endeared him to
both women, and the finest chapters
of the book are those which portray
the dawning of the truth upon the
mind of Hermione.
The relations between Vere and
Ruffo are sketched with a delicacy
which reminds one of Paul and Virginia, and the situation is by no
means an easy one to handle. Ruffo's
identity is never dreamt of by Hermione or Vere, and the plot unfolds
while they are both in the dark. The
reader is kept in breathless expectancy, and the subtlety of the author
is evinced in the method by which,
long before circumstances reveal the
truth, he sets the blood a-tingling.
1.cannot refrain from comparing the
work of Robert Hichens with that of
Marion Crawford; both have chosen
their most successful milieu -beneath
Italian skies, but while the one has
produced beautiful statuary, the other
has given us flesh and blood. Hichens'
creations are more virile, and if less
exquisitely finished and polished, they
are more natural and more convincing. There is in. them the throb of
life, and they grip. As one reads "A
Spirit in Prison," one hears the sobs
of Hermione, and at times the tension becomes painful; yet there is
no vein of pessimism in the book, and
Hichens triumphs over Crawford in
that his optimism is more convincing.
Crawford is optimistic temperamentally;  Hichens logically.''
The minor characters are just as
skilfully drawn as thet -leading ones;
life in Naples becomes,,a picture, vivid
and impressive. The happy in-
souicance of the Italian fisherman is
well depicted and life upon an Italian
island becomes under the graphic pencil of the author more than ever a
"dolce far niente."
I doubt if any more satisfactory
book, judged from the purely literary
standpoint, has been published this
year. It may not deal with the loftiest themes, but it grapples with one
of the profoundest problems of human life, and in doing so it pierces
the white.
("A Spirit in Prison," published by
Copp Clark Co., Toronto. Price $1.50).
Note.—Last week I was led into an
inadvertent error. An old Victorian
paid me a visit in order to assure me
that the General Luard who recently
met with such a tragic fate in London was the same as the Captain
Luard who came to Victoria with the
Royal Engineers. Today Colonel
Wolfenden called to point out that a
mistake had been made and that captain Luard died thirty years ago. It is
the more regrettable that this slip
should have been made, because several relatives of Captain Luard still
reside in the neighbourhood of Victoria, so to them I make the
"amende," together with this explanation. Singular to relate, however,
Colonel Wolfenden knew General
Luard fifty years ago and actually
gave him his first military drill at
Bromptou Barracks, when young
Luard entered the service!." This was
in 1857. ''
its pillage and some of the very
strange results thereof.
As might be 'expected, the book is
a sheer delight to those who appreciate fine workmanship in fiction. Mr.
Crawford tells his story so easiiy,
with such apparently careless digressions and so little appearance of effort, that the skill he. has shown in its
construction is in danger of being
overtooked. He has the happy gift
of inspiring the most critical reader
with a sense of security against awkward mistakes and "breaks.". Mr.
Crawford's knowledge of the world is
prodigious. Whether he is among
Asiatic peasants and herdsmen, on the
deck of a steam yacht, in the audience of the Festspielhaus at Bayreuth,
or 111 a London drawing-room, he is
equally at home. He is continually
making little incidental remarks which
show how keenly he has observed the
world and human nature. He is not
what is known as an epigrammatic
writer, for his main purpose is to tell
a good story and tell it simply and
naturally. Yet there are bits of observation and reflection scattered all
through this delightful tale, that
might well be the envy of a professed maker of epigrams. Of Van Torp,
the millionaire, with his reputation for
hardness and -his curious impulses of
generosity, he says, "the righteous
judged him with the. ferocious integrity of men who never take a penny
unjustly nor give one away under any
circumstances." Van Torp himself
says hundreds of good things. "I'd
rather your impression should improve than get worse," he remarks to
Margaret Donne. "The only real
trouble with Lucifer was he started
too high up." Someone asks him
what "stock" is. "Stocks," say the
financial-, "is a little plant which,
when well watered, will grow like the
mustard seed till all the birds of Wall
Street make their nests in its
branches." A more thoroughly human millionaire than this never walked in the pages of a novel. Van Torp
is one of Mr. Crawford's great characters; he is worthy to live jn the
same book with the charming prima-
donna,  Margaret Donne.
(.The Diva's Ruby, published by
Macmillan & Co., Toronto. Price
$1.50.)
LITERARY NOTES.
Crawford At His Best.
Mr. Crawford brings his Fair Margaret trilogy to an exciting close in
"The Diva's Ruby," the third book
in the series begun with "Fair Margaret" and continued with "The
Prirnadonna." In many respects the
last book is the best of the three.
The final struggle for Margaret's
hand between Logothcti, thc Greek
financier and the American millionaire
Van Torp, furnishes the theme. It
will be remembered that at the close
of "The Prirnadonna" Margaret had
become engaged to marry Logotheti.
To those readers who have followed
these characters from one book to
another and have come to know them
like old friends, it was not an altogether satisfactory engagement. Logotheti, with his eloquent waistcoats
and his spectacular method of love-
making, A'as not an ideal lover for the
charming English girl who had won
fame on the operatic stage. But the
Greek, with all his eccentricities, was
a strong character, and in the last
two books he improves immensely.
Indeed, for a time in "The Diva's
Ruby" he seems to come near to satisfying the demands of an ideal lover.
But powerful as he is, he is never a
match for Rufus Van Torp, whom Mr.
Crawford calls a Crown-Grasper; and
though thc outcome of the struggle is
in doubt until almost the last page,
there is no resisting the gradual drift
of thc reader's sympathies. Incidentally, the fight between Logotheti and
Van Torp involves a story of a wonderful ruby mine in Central Asia, of
I music and      J
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The Girl, The Time and The Place.
On Monday evening the Victoria
theatre had a return visit from The
Girl, The Time and The Place Company. Everything was pretty much
the same as on the last occasioii when
this well balanced Company amused
and delighted Victorians. While from
the dramatic standpoint the play is
but a trifle, it is nevertheless a thorough mirth maker. The chimmie Fad-
den dialect of Hicks the Gambler being just as fresh and amusing as ever.
There was a good house and unstinted
applause.
Nordica.
Mine. Nordica stands today upon a
pedestal of her own. The greatest
dramatic soprano of the day, possessed of all the rarest musical gifts,
the pet of every opera house in
Europe and the idol of New York's
exclusive set that fill the golden
horseshoe at the Metropolitan Opera
House. She is a master of the truest
artistic interpretation. She is the best
equipped vocalist in the musical
world.
Always a delight to the eye, she
was never more so than she is today. In superb health, she is physically as typical a "daughter of the
gods" as she is the very queen of
song.
Nordica of today is a different artist
from the Nordica of a few years ago.
As great as she was then, she is very
much greater today. Her art has developed and broadened and her musical horizons havc widened.
Nordica at Ocean Grove.
Mine. Nordica received one of the
ovations of her life at Ocean Grove
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last month (August) where she sang
with a chorus of seven hundred voices
before an immense audience of over
twelve thousand people. The great
Ocean Grove Auditorium was packed
to its capacity, over one thousand people being on the stage alone. Prominent people from all parts of the
country were present and many distinguished foreign guests; "
Nordica's wonderful voice seemed
fresher and sweeter than ever; carrying her hearers fairly off their feet
with enthusiasm, and'winning round
after round of applause.,. In her opening number of Gouiiod's*"Gaflia" she-
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uniting with the local chorus of twe
hundred. They received a rousing
welcome. Mme. Nordica also appear
ed in the Aria, "Hear, Ye Israel,'
from the "Elijah," and a series o
French and German songs.
Each number aroused greater en
thusiasm than the last and she wai
overwhelmed with floral offerings
When, at the close of the concert, sh
finally broke away from the throng 0
over three thousand people who wait
ed at the stage door, the top of he
automobile was covered deep will
flowers, fully half of which had to b
left behind for want of- room. It wa
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Whatever may be the case elsewhere, Victoria presents abundant
evidences of vitality, and although in
some departments business may be a
little slack, the one thing that tells,
building, is going on as merrily as
ever. The best assurance that a
community can have of a prosperous
future is extensive building operations Men who put their money into
this do so for a permanent income,
and as a rule in order to establish
an investment at a comparatively low
rate of interest. Victoria contains very
little jerry building, the residences
that have sprung up since the boom
started two and a half years ago, are
as a rule both substantial and well
designed. The business blocks erected during that period compare favour-
ibly with any in the West, 'in fact I
do not know where you would find a
better block anywhere than that erected at the foot of Fort street by
Pither & Leiser.
Strolling round this morning I noticed two brick structures in course
of erection on Yates and Johnson
streets, and a well known local capitalist is having plans prepared for a
two hundred and fifty thousand-dollar
block near the centre of the City
which will contain stores, offices and
a large Assembly hall. Everything
will be in the latest style, with marble
portico, and a central court-yard, and
the design aims as much at architectural beauty as at utility.
I can count at least half a dozen
permanent structures in brick or stone
which have been run up during the
last two years, and am not without
hope that some of the old buildings
on Government street will before long
give place to something modern and
more in keeping with the progressive
character of the city.
This reminds me of a conversation
I overheard between two ladies, who,
like myself, were waiting for a car
on Fort street the other night; it
was raining pretty heavily and the
outlook was none too bright; I suppose the atmospheric conditions produced a corresponding effect on the
ladies' spirits.
Said one: "isn't Victoria horrid
now?"
The other replied: "Frightful; 1
can't understand how anyone who had
money enough to get out could spend
the winter here."
I felt very much inclined to chip
in and ask the lady where she would
go; certainly nowhere to better the
climate, even if we are having the first
wet spell in six months. But, I found
that it wasn't all a question of climate. She went on to say that there
was nothing doing, no fun, no amusement of any kind, no entertainment
and no sport. I concluded that the
dear creature was suffering from "ennui," due to lack of occupation. I am
not surprized that anyone should find
time drag, even in Victoria, if they
have nothing definite to do, and if
they live solely for amusement. No
change of climate or environment
would remedy that. I like fun as
much as anybody and get my fill of
it, but if it were not sandwiched between pretty thick crusts of hard
work, I imagine it would satiate.
Whilst on this subject I should like
to tell of two ladies who have solved
the problem of making a business of
pleasure; their movements are so
methodical that, barring Sunday,
which 1 assume they spend in church,
1 can place them for nearly every
moment of the week, and it is the
same every week.
I think they rise before noon, and
they invariably lunch together at one
o'elock. When A does not go to B's
house, B goes to A's. After lunch
they play bridge until four o'clock,
then they go down town, do a little
shopping and either take tea at Clay's
or make a call and fill in with tea
and bridge until 6.45. Then there is
a feverish rush for thc up-town car
and a hurried toilet to make the dinner hour with "hubby." At 8.20 precisely they can always be found on
the down-town car dressed for the
theatre. Whenever there is a performance at the Victoria, they are
there; failing that, their second string
iii the New Grand; varied with an occasional concert and a very occasional
dip into Pantages; in the latter instance escorted by men just down
"from the North."
Now this is what I call doing the
thing thoroughly and making a business of it, and why not? Water cannot rise above its level, neither can
intellect. The children have a nurse,
"hubby" has his club, life is short,
if you can't do as you please, what's
the use of living? And yet there are.
ladies who profess to find Victoria
dull in the winter time!
Victoria, unlike every other place
I know, has its big gooseberry season in winter, at least, this is the
opinion of the Editor of "The Colonist," who has just started a discussion for the twentieth time on "Why
the Englishman is not popular in Canada." He is meeting with a pretty
generous response    from ' ladies and
gentlemen of leisure who mostly represent rural constituencies. Thu
Editor is rejoiced to find that most
of his correspondents agree with his
own opinion, that it is all thc Englishman's fault that he is not popular.
It is very interesting to be told that
hc comes out here either as a hopeless
incurable or a "degenerate" of whom
his family is, as a rule, glad to be rid.
That he retains all his insularities,
that he is not adaptable, and that instead of being willing to learn, he is
anxious to teach.
In a letter published on Wednesday we arc smugly told that there is
no room for the man who is not prepared to "take off his coat and exemplify his intellect by his hands." I
am getting just a little bit sick of the
maundering of "The Colonist" on this
subject, and the method which the
Editor has adopted to elicit an expression of opinion is not conducive to
accuracy in statement or to getting at
the kernel of thc matter.
As a lounging Englishman myself, 1
should bc personally obliged if the
Editor of the Colonist would leave us
alone. He is perpetually laying unholy hands upon matters with respect
to which he has received no enlightenment. The Englishman in Canada
is perfectly well able to take care of
himself, which embraces a great deal
more than merely holding his own in
a business deal. I think we should all
be willing to concede that we cannot
play "euchre" with those who were
born in British North America; but
there are compensations, and among
the chief of these must bc numbered
the satisfaction of cither hiding something of ourselves from the vulgar
gaze or displaying it in a manner
which puzzles the Philistine.
LOUNGER.
The Substitute.
Dining room or table scenes on the
stage are usually very tiresome affairs to the audience. The most noticeable exception to this rule is found
in Max Figman's new comedy, "The
Substitute." There is a brief supper
scene in the second act of this play
that keeps the audience in a scream
of laughter from beginning to end.
Hardly a word is spoken during the
scene, yet the laughter is so prolonged
it frequently interrupts the action of
the play. "The Substitute" is the
most elaborate scenic production that
manager John Cort has ever provided
any of his stars. The comedy is
bright and interesting and the company an unusually strong one. In
fact, there is every reason why the
theatre should he crowded when Mr.
Figman brings "The Substitute" to
the Victoria next Tuesday night.
November 10.
A Similarity.
"What do you think of the Darwinian theory?" asked the girl who
is improving her mind.
"The Darwinian theory," answered
Miss Cayenne, is very much like
good advice. It seems all right
enough for people in whom you're not
interested, but doesn't help much for
personal  use.
Preliminary Announcement
VICTORIA   MUSICAL SOCIETY
MME. NORDICA
At Victoria  Theatre
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2nd.
Reserved Seats, $5.00.
Season tickets at the rate of $7.50
for the course of four concerts, viz.,
Nordica, Dec. 2nd; Goodson-Hart-
niaiin, Dec. 29th; Gadski, Jan. 27th,
and Royal Welsh Choir, February or
March, can be obtained from the Society's Agents, M. W. Waitt & Co. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1908.
CORRESPONDENCE
The Week accepts no responsibility
for the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be Inserted
whether signed by the real name of
the writer or a nom de plume, but the
waiter's name and address must be
given to the editor as an evidence of
bona tides. In no case will lt be
divulged without consent.
4th November, 1908.
To the Editor The Week!
Dear Sir,—The cost of living in this
city of Victoria, as well as generally
throughout the Province, has increased so much during the past two or
three years that I think I need not
apologize for asking some space to
suggest means whereby the cost of
some of the most necessary items
could be reduced if a paternal government would exercise its powers in
the interest of the people at large.
The particular items I refer to are
coal and wood, which, it must be admitted, are outrageously high in price,
when you consider that we are in a
country which produces both most
abundantly.
Take first the item of coal, for
which the consumer here has to pay
from $6.50 to $7.50 per ton, while I
am credibly informed that the very
same article is delivered f.o.b. for San
Francisco (if not actually sold there)
for from $4.50 to $5.00 per ton. (I am
open to correction as to exact figures}.
The cure for this is clearly the Imposition of an export duty heavy
enough to make it more profitable to
sell here than abroad. Now it is
within the power of our local government to impose such a tax; increase the provincial revenue ancl benefit, and earn the gratitude of its own
people.
With regard to the second item, viz.,
wood, the price of which was raised
to its present height during a wood
famine which occurred more than two
years ago, and has never since been
lowered. It is plain that there must
be a "combine" amongst the dealers.,
and this ought to be investigated, and
if proved to be a fact, should be
broken up, though I must admit that
this is a more delicate matter to
handle.
The prices we have to pay for farm
produce are, also, undoubtedly, high,
but. this is not an unmixed evil, because the money goes (or should go)
into the pockets of our own farmers.
In Seattle, however, they have formed
a "Farmers' Market," and thus producer and consumer are brought into
direct contact to the mutual advantage of both parties.
The fuel question is the only one
the government can deal with and it
should do so without delay, for, I can
assure you, Mr. Editor, that many
people who would like to stay here,
feel obliged, owing to the excessive
cost of living, to leave, while many
who would like to come and settle
are deterred from doing so for the
Same reason; so, as the Times says,
"It is up to the local government to
do something," and, perhaps, if this
matter is brought to their notice they
may show that they are willing to
help thc people, and, incidentally, the
city.
I am, dear sir,
Yours faithfully,
URBIS AMICUS.
old age system of Australia. Many
more interesting things were spoken
but we as Canadian workmen as a
whole are more interested in labour
legislation and view it as a national
disgrace to the people of Canada that
there is no statutory protection for
the working people of this fair
Dominion in their daily toil. They
are forced to compete with Asiatic
cheap labour and the off-scourings of
Europe, to say nothing of the remittance man whose advertisement we
often see and it generally reads: "Position wanted—salary no object."
Besides the lamentable neglect of
our government to fix adequate minimum usage and hours of labour and
more favourable conditions generally
we are indirectly taxed for nearly
everything in wear and the food we
eat. Our tea, coffee, sugar, tobacco,
tools, overalls, gum boots, coal oil.
Just see how we are taxed on that
last mentioned article here in Victoria.
We are forced to pay 50 cents per
gallon for it while I notice by the
B. C. Refining Company, Ltd., prospectus, that from 15 cents to 18 cents
per gallon will give a good profit.
Now wil someone explain where the
extra rake-off of 35 cents per gallon
goes to. When we consider the high
national tariff on the necessaries of
life it is an easy matter to see that
every working man in Canada contributes to the Dominion revenue at
least $125 per year, so that a man
who has lived continuously in Canada
for 35 or 40 years has paid to the
government in indirect taxation some
five thousand dollars and surely in his
few declining years, if he needs it, a
portion of this large sum should be
returned to him as old age pensiou
without unnecessary strings to it, or
does the inhuman Cartwright sentiment still prevail in Canada towards
the working people which is: "Let
them work harder and eat less."
R. P. GRANT.
man's country are questions of paramount importance to this Province,
still at the same time there are surely
matters of imperial interest to us, as
an integral portion of a great Empire, which were worthy of a prominent place in the propaganda of our
Conservative candidates.
Yours very truly,
CONSERVATIVE.
General Luard.
Victoria, B.C., Nov. 4, 1908.
To the Editor of The* Week.
Sir,—My attention has been directed to an article in your issue of the
31st October, headed "Hounded," in
which it is stated that the Major-
General Luard, a retired officer of the
Royal Engineers, who recently committed suicide in England under such
distressing circumstances, was the
same officer whose portrait appears
in the account published by me of the
journey of the Detachment of Royal
Engineers selected to serve in British
Columbia, which landed in Esquimalt
on the 12th April, 1859.
I wish to point out that you have
been misinformed as to the identity
of these two officers. Captain Henry
Reynolds Luard, who served in B.C.
from 1859 to 1863, and who will be
lemenibered by many old-timers,
joined the service 611 the ist October,
1847, and died many years ago. The
unfortunate Major-General Charles
Edward Luard, who was hounded to
death, as you Say, joined the Service
on the 15th May, 1857.
By publishing the above you will
oblige not only myself but many of
the friends of the late Captain Henry
Reynolds  Luard.
R. WOLFENDEN, Lt.-Col.,
(late R. E.)
The Late Elections.
Victoria, Nov. 3, 1908.
To the Editor The Weew.
Sir,—-The result of the Victoria
election is known, and the Liberals
find themselves where they belong,
and small pity for them, for as I predicted in one of my letters to you
their mode of working would be one
of thc principal rocks on which they
would be wrecked. To the Victoria
Times I will say, you did not help
your cause out much; for the future
cease to be so abusive; forget politics, for you know nothing about the
business. Go in for journalism, build
yourselves more comodious and respectable looking premises; try to improve and push your city along; bc
more liberal, and subscribe for telegraphic dispatches; give the people
moi'e interesting and instructive reading; do these things and you may find
yourselves in a different position the
next time a Liberal is elected if you
live long enough. To the merchants
of Victoria who employ white labour
alone (and there are not a few) I will
say you are the men who sometimes
forget self, and has the interest of
your city at heart, and from all accounts the greatest harmony exists
between employer and those employed. To those who would suddenly become rich by the employment of
Asiatics at the expense of white labour, I say, forget self for a while;
treat* the white workingman white,
and he won't be a man if he does not
treat you white. You won't be here
all the time and when you do have to
quit try to think when you are about
to go, you will feel far happier to
tliink you have left some kindly memories behind, than to tliink you
would be unwept, unhonoured and unsung.
A VICTORIA WORKINGMAN.
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Editor The Week.
Dear Sir,—A lecture recently delivered in this city by the Rev. E. T.
Dustan of Australia in which he points
with well merited pride to the intelligent, patriotic, humane and up-to-
date legislation of that Commonwealth in the interests of the masses.
He said in part, that the spirit of
public ownership permeates Australia's national policy and the government of the several states have tried
to make things easier for thc working
people and they havc largely succeeded so that now there is no such
thing as hiring girls for six months
on experience and then discharging
without any usages being paid them
(A voice: They do that in Victoria
now), but a minimum usage has been
lixed which must be paid from thc
start. If there was any one thing
more than another that the reverend
lecturer was thankful for it was the
Conservative Policy.
November  ist,  1908.
Editor The Week.
Dear Sir,—Pray allow me to express the great pleasure and satisfaction I got from reading your editorial
in the current number of The Week;
whilst, no doubt, it is any easy thing
to be wise after the event it is a curious fact that this very absence of a
strong constructive policy as far as
the Conservative party were concerned has been on more than one occasion -discussed by me with gentlemen interested in our cause, and 1
predicted that it would do us a lot of
harm.
As you wisely point out, katabolism
by itself is alright as far as it goes
but, from a synthetic standpoint, katabolism unaccompanied by anabolism
is a negative force.
Whilst it is perfectly true that such
matters as Better Terms and the
keeping *«f British Columbia a white
Sporting Comment.
If the Association football players
of this city intend to make any showing against the outside teams they
must get down to business very quickly otherwise the season will be over
with the locals away in the rut. Already the local combination has suffered defeat twice at the hands of the
Ladysmith club and this team has in
turn been beaten by Vancouver ancl
Seattle and on the dope it is not very
hard to figure out where Victoria gets
off at. For this considerable of the
blame must necessarily be laid to the
executive of the local association. As
an example of their business ability I
have Only to refer to thc match which
is scheduled for this afternoon at Oak
Bay against the Nanaimo team. Fancy
nothing definite being known of this
game until Wednesday evening, but
such was a fact nevertheless. It cannot be expected that the players can
do themselves justice if they do not
know what games are coming off. It
was officially learned on Wednesday
that the game would be played. A
meeting was held Wednesday evening and thc team selected. Thursday
was taken up notifying those who are
team and all thc available time for
practice was Friday afternoon a truly
nice arrangement, for a team that has
never played together. The team
should have had at least four days'
notice of the personnel. In the same
connection I have to refer to the manner in which the local league is conducted. This, to say the least, is a
farce as there is neither head nor tail
to it. These games are arranged with
the utmost irregularity. Apparently
the two heads of the association are
running things to suit themselves.
This is not as it should be and unless
the executive of the associate gets
busy and arranges a regular schedule
of games and make the teams play
whether they like it or not the game
will sooil fall into disrepute in this
city after strenuous efforts have been
taken to bring it to its present state.
If the officers find they are not capable of conducting the league as it
should be, let them resign and give
others an opportunity to show what
can be done. As a suggestion I would
say that a meeting of the executive
should be held every Monday evening
to map out the programme for the
following Saturday or arrange a
schedule and go by it.
Now, as to the Island League. This
competition will soon start and it will
be up to the city clubs to say how
many elevens will represent this city.
Last season there were three or four
teams and at that time it was the
concensus of opinion that a mistake
had been made and had one team
been entered I am perfectly satisfied
that a much better showing WOtlld
have been made, The question is now
agitating the minds of the various
clubs in the city that before deciding
mature consideration will be given to
every point. For myself I am of the
opinion that one first class eleven
should be entered, This will insure
a first class team being chosen. 1
care not whether it is the Bays, Victoria West, Garrison or Esquimalt or
a combined Victoria team, but let that
team be made up of the best from
each club. The championship used
to be held in Victoria, but it has not
been here for some time, but it due
and this season should see the trophy
resting in Victoria. Let two or three
or for that matter one competent man
be selected to act as a selection committee. Then let twenty-two players,
the strongest in their respective positions, be selected and then battle for
the final eleven. This would not only
give the players an opportunity to
show their worth but it would also
tend to increase the treasury and let
thc eleven best represent Victoria. It
is not too late to act; it is only for
one team to take the initiative and the
others will follow. So get busy fellows and play for the honour of Victoria.
fifteen as I expected to see them de
feated. A draw and a win, howevei
fell to the lot of the Northerners an
the result of the remaining games wi'
be awaited with interest. In referrin
to both games Billy Necombe receive
his share of mention and there ca
be little doubt that, he did not deserv
it.
The local Rugby players did nol
have a practice Saturday, but tha
would not hurt them as several of till
players were under the weather. Frorl
now on, however, the practices mils
be well attended if any showing is tl
be made in the race for the chani
pionship of B. C.
This afternoon at Oak Bay th
Victoria team will meet the Nanaim
bunch in a league match and on M01;
day the locals will line up against th
Vancouver team. Both of thes
games should be well worth witnesd
ing and there should be good crowd|
at both games.
I was agreeably    surprised   at thc
showing the Vancouver Rugby team
I has so far made against the California
I learn on good authority that witli
in the next few days twenty-four rae
horses, the property of I. D. Chai
pelle,  will arrive in this city to rt
main for the winter.   It has alwaj
been contended that Victoria is idea
ly  located   for  winter  training,  ai|
now that the track has been put
line repair and good warm stalls hail
been provided there is no reason wl
they should not all be occupied.   Tlj
fact that Mr. Chappelle has practical
ly decided to winter in this city
very significant when it is taken in
consideration that he has already e
perienced a winter in Victoria and h
come back.   The last two years we
spent  in  Oregon,  but owing to  f
unusual amount of rain it is almo
impossible to work a horse.    Hei
however, it is different, and I kne
horses that have been roaded eve
day during the winter without incp
veniencc to the driver.   This spea
for itself and with Chappelle and 1
string heading this way it would 11
be surprising if others followed.
UMPIRE.! THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1908.
ifififififi?ifi?ifififif*k
X Social and        X
* Personal, £
eliNilliutilikUftU ___M ____ __________* _______________ ________■
Mrs. Fred. Jones is entertaining a
few friends at Bridge next Tuesday.
* *   *
Mrs. Blackwood was among the numerous hallowe'en hostesses last week
* *   *
Miss Charleston, Vancouver, is vising Mrs. R. Jones of Esquimalt.
www
Mrs. McGill, Seattle, is staying with
friends in Victoria.
Mrs. H. B. Good of Nanaimo is
staying with Mrs. Leigh-Spencer.
Miss Beatrice Gaudin has returned
iome from Vancouver.
www-
Major and Miss Henage were visit-
irs in town during the week.
* *   #
Mrs. Dunne of Westholme paid a
'isit to Victoria during the week.
* *   *
Mrs. Beckett of Winnipeg is the
;uest of Mrs. Sutherland, Pemberton
•load.
* *   *
Mr. C. Croker Fox, Vancouver, was
guest at the Balmoral during a short
isit to A'ictoria.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. S. Matson left
1st week on a trip to the Old Coun-
•y-
Mr.  F. B.  Pemberton was  a pas-
;ngei- to Vancouver by Wednesday's
oat.
www
Mr. and Mrs. Burchell of Thetis
iland spent a few days in town this
eek.
Miss Y. Holmes of Westholme has
;en staying with Miss Bullen, Es-
limalt.
* *   *
Mr. John Merritt of Vancouver was
guest at the  Empress for a few
iys this week.
* *   *
Mrs. Fred. Jones entertained a few
ieiuls at dinner on Wednesday evenly
Mrs. Phil Austin held her post-nup-
il reception on Tuesday last at her
etty residence on the Dallas Road.
. *    w   w
Mrs. H. A. Goward will receive at
r new residence, Oak Bay, on the
st Friday iu every month.
* *   *
Mrs. John Arbuthnot and Miss Ar-
thnot are leaving shortly for South-
} California.
Mr. H. Owen, who has been in the
irth for the last six months, has relied to Victoria for the winter.
* *     :)•
Dn Friday evening of last week the
sses Ellis, Gorge Road, made very
inning hostesses   at   an informal
ice.
* w   w
yiiss Elsie Bullen left on Friday
t, the 6th, for Honolulu, a slight
stake occurring in the date in last
ek's columns.
* *   w
'he many friends of Miss Gertrude
:key will be delighted to hear that
has   sufficiently   recovered  from
recent  illness,  to  leave  St.  Job's.
* *   *
The Pixies," a most charming and
using operetta, is being arranged,
I will take place on the 20th and
t of this month in aid of the Sean's Institution.
* w   w
Irs. Baynes-Reed gave an informal
for her daughter, Mrs. Spicer-
lpson, who leaves shortly with her
iband for England. Among the
:sts were Mrs. Musgrave, Mrs.
iree, Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Denison,
s. VVheatly and others.
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he house and refreshment table
e delightfully arranged with chry-
themums, smilax and ferns. The
iical programme was provided by
s Thain's orchestra,
mong the guests were: The Misses
s, Mackay, Dupont, Cross, Gilles-
V. Pooley, P. Irving, O'Reilly,
bidge, Peters, Beaven, Brown,
ker, Spencer and the Messrs. Par-
Beaven, Wilkerson, Kingscote,
311, Spalding, Williams, Gillespie,
erty, Brown, Bromley, Ard.
* *   *
ie Bridge Club met at Mrs. Grif-
, at the Aberdeen on Tuesday last,
lightful afternoon was spent, Mrs.
being the fortunate winner of
prize.
ie tea table was elaborately ar-
ed with pale pink carnations and
inds of smilax and was ably pre-
' over by Mrs. Rhodes and Mrs.
t Robertson.
ie competitors were Mrs. Beckett,
Spratt, Mrs. J. Raymour, Mrs.
r, Mrs. McBride, Mrs. Love, Mrs.
:rts, Mrs. Ker, Mrs. Blackwood,
Rismueller, Mrs. Tye, Mrs. Hind,
Griffiths, Miss Newcombe, and
S.'Blackwood.
A very jolly dance took place at
the Cosy Corner Tea Rooms, Fort St.,
last Monday evening, when a few of
the bachelors entertained their friends.
A splendid programme was provided
by Miss Thain's orchestra, introducing
several new and catchy dances.
Among those present were: Captain
and Mrs. Parry, Captain and Mrs.
hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Furlonger, Mr.
and Mrs. Warner, Mrs. Basil Coombe,
Miss Vera Mason, Miss Doris Mason,
Miss Little, Miss Phyllys Green, Miss
J. Lawson, Miss K. Cobbett, Miss
Norah Coombe, Miss Paula irving,
•Miss Perry, Miss Genevieve Irving,
Miss Helen Peters, Miss Beth Irving, Miss Winona Troupe, Miss
Charleston,, and the Messrs, Parker,
Bald, Glen, Fraser, Eaton, Pemberton,
Keefer, Hagerty, Dewdney, Arbuckle,
McDougal,   Cambie,   Monteith,   Law-
NOTICE   TO   CONTRACTORS.
Government House, Victoria.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tender for Porte Cochere, Government
House, Viotoria," will be received by
the Honourable the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works up to noon oi
Thursday, 12th November, 1908, for the
erection and completion of a Porte Cochere at Government House, Victoria.
Drawings, specifications and forms of
contract and tender may be seen, on and
after the lst November next, at the
offlce of the Public Works Engineer,
Lands and Works Department, Vietoria.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Honourable
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works, in the sum of $300.00, which
shall be forfeited if the party tendering
decline to enter into a contract when
called upon to do so, or if he fail to
complete tlie work contracted for.
Cheques or certificates of deposit of
unsuccessful tenderers will be returneu
to them upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, slgneo.
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The lowest or any tender will not
necessarily be accepted.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 30th October, 1908.
Nov. 7
LICENCE    TO    AN    EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Canada:
Province of British Columbia.
No. 460.
This is to certify that the "Spring-
field Fire and Marine Insurance Company," is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of
British Columbia, and to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects bf the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company ls
situate at the City of Springfield, ln
the State of Massachusetts.
The amount of capital of the Company is two million dollars, divided into twenty thousand shares of one hundred dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company ln
this Province is situate at Vanoouver
and C. H. Macaulay, General Insurance
Agent, whose address is Vancouver
aforesaid, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
Office at Victoria, Province of Britisli
Columbia, this thirtieth day of October,
one thousand nine hundred and eight.
(L. S.)
S. T. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
For the purpose of making Insurance
against losses by flre and against maritime losses.
Nov. 7.
TAKE NOTICE that Samuel George
Marling, of Victoria, real estate agent,
intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described land for quarrying purposes:—Commencing at a post
planted on Lorimer Creek, about one-
quarter mile from the Gordon River;
thence west 40 chains; thence nortli 160
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement.
SAMUEL GEORGE MARLING,
Nov. 7 Alfred Deacon, Agent.
YOUNG ENGLISH WOMAN SEEKS
engagement as help or companion;
domesticated, linguist, willing to
travel. Apply L. W., care Week
Offlce, Victoria, B.C.
No. 364.
CERTIFICATE   OF   THE   REGISTRATION  OF  AN  EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
I HEREBY CERTIFY that "The Jordan River Lumber Company of New
York," has this day been registered as
an Extra-Provincial Company under tho
"Companies Act, 1897," to carry out or
elfect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of Britlah Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company is
situate in the City of New York,
Borough of Manhattan, County of New
York, State of New York.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is flve hundred thousand dollars, divided Into five thousand shares
of one hundred dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company in
this Province ls situate at Victoria and
J. D. Lutz, whose address Is Victoria,
B.C., ls the attorney for the Company,
The Company Is limlted.c
Given under my hand and Seal of
Offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this thirteenth day of October, one thousand nine hundred and
eight.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
Oct. 17
EDISON
Phonograph
If you should spend all your
spare cash in going to theatres,
you could not buy as much entertainment as with a small part
of that money invested in the
Edison Phonograph and Edison
Records.
It is almost as easy to Duy
the Edison as it is to hear it. A
small payment down will enable
you to take it home. You can
hear it play while you pay.
WAITT'S
MUSIC STORE
1004 GOVERNMENT STREET
BONA FIDE OFFER
To  introduce throughout B.C.
the
Charter Oak Steel Range
Of which there are over 400 in
Victoria alone.
We make the following offer,
viz.:—On receipt of following
prices we deliver, freight prepaid, to any point in B. C,
reached by direct transit, lake
or rail:
1-14  in.  oven, 4 hole,  high
closet    $43
1-15  in.  oven, 6  hole,  high
closet  $46
1-18  in.  oven, 6 hole,  high
closet  $50
QUICK AND  PERFECT
BAKERS.
If not as represented return
at our expense and get your
money.
Watson &
McGregor
647 Johnson  Street,
VICTORIA, B. C.
LICENCE TO AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL
COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Canada:
Province of British Columbia.
No. 452.
THI SIS TO CERTIFY that the "National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford," is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of
British Columbia, and to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company ls situate at Hartford, Connecticut.
The amount of capital of the Company
is flve million dollars, divided Into fifty
thousand shares of one hundred dollars
each.
The head office of the Company in this
Province is situate at Victoria, and W.
A. Lawson, Insurance Agent, whose address ls Victoria, B.C., is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my Hand and Seal of
Offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this tenth day of September,
one thousand  nine hundred and eight.
(L.S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:—
To make Insurance against the loss by
Are on all kinds of real, mixed and personal property of every name and description, and are also authorized to Insure on vessels of all descriptions, ana
on all kinds of goods and merchandise;
and said Corporation shall be liable to
make good, and to pay to the several
persons who may or shall oe insured
by the said Corporation for all losses
they may sustain In the subject matter
Insured, in accordance with the terms
of the contract of Insurance and of the
form of the policies Issued by said Company, which said policies, and all other
contracts of said Company, may be
made with or without the common seal
of said Company, and shall be signed by
the President or Vice-President and
countersigned by the Secretary, and, being so  signed  and  executed,  shall be
obligatory on said Company. To make
insurance against loss or damage by
wind or hail storms, lightning, tornadoes, cyclones, leakage of sprinklers ana
sprinkler systems installed or maintained for the purpose ot protecting
against flre, and explosions, whether nre
ensues or not; provided the same shall
be clearly expressed ln the policy, but
nothing herein shall be construed to empower said company to insure against
loss or damage to person or property
resulting from explosions of steam
boilers.
LAND REGISTRY ACT.
In the mater of an application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
1, Block 14,  (Map 637A), Town of
Port Essington.
NOTICE is  hereby given' that it is
my intention at the expiration of one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title  to above land issued
to Edward Ebbs Charleson on the 2Stli
day   of   March,   1905,   and   numbered
10977C.
Land  Registry Offlce,  Victoria, B.C.,
the 18th day of August, 1908.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar-General.
CARIBOO LAND DISTRICT.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICB that William H. Perkins, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Station Agent, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted three
and one-half miles east of the southeast corner of Indian Reservation No.
1, Fort George; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains to the
point of commencement and containing
640 acres, more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
Aug. 15 WILLIAM H. PERKINS.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Vancouver Island Trunk Road—Sections
1, 6, 7 and 8.
SEPARATE SEALED TENDERS superscribed "Tender for Section , Vancouver Island Trunk Road," will be received by the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works up to and including Monday, the 21st day of September,
1908, for constructing and completing
Sections 1, 6, 7 and 8, each Section being two miles, more or less, in length,
of the Vancouver Island Trunk Road.
Plans, profiles, drawings, specifications and forms of contract and tender may be seen by intending tenderers,
on and after Monday, the 31st day of
August, 1908, at the office of the undersigned, Lands and Yorks Department,
Victoria, B.C., and at the offlce of the
Government Agent, Duncan, B.C.
Intending tenderers can obtain one
set of the location plans and profile,
and of the specification of each or any
Section, for the sum of five ($5) dollars
per set, on application to the Public
Works Engineer.
^ich separate tender shall be for one
Section of the road only, and must be
accompanied by an accepted bank cheque
or certificate of deposit on a. chartered
bank of Canada, made payable to the
order of the Hon. the Chief Commissioner, in the sum of two hundred and
fifty ($250) dollars, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline or
neglect to enter into contract when
called upon to do so, or fall to complete the work contracted for.
Tenders will not be considered unless
mode out, on the forms supplied, separately for each Section of the road as
specified, signed with the actual signatures of the tenderers, accompanied Dy
the above-mentioned cheque and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The Chief Commissioner is not bound
to accept the lowest or any tender.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., August, 1908.
Sept. 5
CARIBOO LAND DISTRICT.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Edward L.
Thompson, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation
Miner, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
land:
Commencing at a post planted flve (5)
miles southeast of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George; thence south 80 chains; thence
west 40 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30th, 1908.
Aug. 15       EDWARD L. THOMPSON.
CARIBOO LAND DISTRICT.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that John A. Morrin,
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Merchant,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted four (4)
miles east of the southeast corner of
Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort George,
thence east 80 chains; thence south 40
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
thence north 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
Aug. 15 JOHN A. MORRIN.
CARIBOO LAND DISTRICT.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Charles H. Pinker
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Miner, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted flve (5)
miles southeast of tho southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George, thence south 80 chains; thence
east 40 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
Aug. 16 CHARLES H. PINKER.
CARIBOO LAND DISTRICT.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICB that John D. MacLean
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Physician,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted four
(4) miles east of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George, thence south 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains to the point of
commencement, and containing 640 acrei
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
Aug. 15        JOHN DUNCAN MACLEAN.
CARIBOO LAND DISTRICT.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Donald J. Matheson, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Postmaster, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
land:
Commencing at a post planted four (4)
miles east of the southeast corner of
Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort George,
thence north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence south 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains to the point of commencement and containing 640 acres, more or
Dated June 30, 1908.
Aug. 16        DONALD J. MATHESON.
Shakespeare Says:
"There is a tide in the affairs of
man which, taken at the ebb, leads
on to fortune."
How often that opportunity is
lost through lack of Capital!
How many golden opportunities
are lost by improvident men!
Dontbe Improvident
Start to Save at Once
so when opportunity knocks you
will be ready,
We allow 4 per cent on Savings
and give the privilege of issuing
cheques.
INVESTIGATE!
The Great West
Permanent Loan and
Savings Co.
1204 Government Street
R. W. PERRY,
Phone 1055. Local Manager.
LICENCE     TO    EXTRA-PROVINCIAL
COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Canada:
Province of British Columbia.
No. 454.
This is to certify that "The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada" is authorised and licensed to carry
on business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out or effect
all or any of the objects of the Company to which the legislature authority
of the Legislature of British Columbia
extends.
The head offlce of the Company Is situate at the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is flve hundred thousand dollars, divided into flve thousand shares of
one hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company ln
this Province is situate at Temple Building in the City of Victoria, and Robert
Ward & Company, Limited Liability, Insurance Agents, whose address ls Victoria aforesaid, is the attorney for the
company.
Given under my Hand and Seal of
Offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this eighteenth day of Soptember, one thousand nine hundred aud
eight.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
Thc objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
To transact and carry on the business
of insurance and re-insurance against
loss or damage from explosion to stationary, marine and locomotive boilers,
the machinery connected therewith, or
the house or houses, store or stores, or
other building or buildings, or vessel,
steamer, boat or other craft in whlcn
the same are placed or to which they
may be attached, or to any goods, wares,
merchandise, cargo or other property of
any description stored or conveyed
therein; and for the said purposes, or
any or either of them at any and all
times and places, to make and execute
written or printed, or partly printed and
partly written policies, contracts, agreements or undertakings according to the
exigency of the particular case and
cases, and generally to do and perform
all the necessary matters and things
connected with and proper to promote
those objects. And they shall have the
additional powers of making, entering
into and executing policies, contracts,
agreements and undertakings, guaranteeing engineers and firemen in actual at-
tedance upon any boiler insured by the
said company against loss of life or
Injury to person, resulting from the explosion thereof.
Sept. 28
LAND REGISTRY ACT.
In the matter of an application for a
Duplicate   Certlflcate   of   Title   to
East half of Sec, 8, R. 6, N. half of
Sec.   7,   R.   6,  W.   half  of  Sec.   6,
R.   7,   W.   half   of   Sec.   7,   R.   7,
Quamichan District.
NOTICE Is  hereby given  that  it Is
my Intention at the expiration of one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to Issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to said lands issued to
James Mearns on the 9th day of December,  1871, and  numbered 392A.
Land  Registry Offlce,  Victoria,  B.C.,
tho 29th day of September, 1908.
S, Y. WOOTTON,
Oct. 3 Registrar-General.
LAND  REGISTRY  ACT.
In the matter or an application for a
Duplicate Certlflcate of Title to west
half of Subdivision No, 20 of Suburban Five-Acre Lot No. IX, Victoria City.
NOTICE is hereby given that It Is
my Intention at the expiration of one
month from the date of the flrst publication hereof to Issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to said land Issued to
Richard Baker on the 13th day of May,
1884, and numbered 6062A.
Land Registry Offlce, Victoria, B.C.,
the lst day of October, 1908.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Oct. 3 Registrar-General. THE WEEK, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7. 1908,
Notes on
In the Nicola.
~ A Good Price.
Opinions   differ   widely   as   to   the
value of agricultural land, but when
PrOViflCiflt  NCW_S a *arm- c-,allSes hands, and the price
becomes known it is possible to form
a fairly reasonable estimate of values.
The following cutting from the Arm-
Recently the business men of Mer-  strong Advertiser    shows    that    Mr.
l-itt had an interview with Mr. W. 0.  Burnett realized $200 an acre, which
Mill.     superintendent of the C.P.R.,  without being  exhorbitant  is  a fair
to urge upon him the importance of market price:
building a suitable railway station. Al- "We learn that Mr. E. R. Burnett
though the branch line from Spences' has sold his farm of fifty acres to a
Bridge has been in the Nicola nearly gentleman from Ontario. We under-
a year, no steps have yet been taken stand the consideration was $10,000.
towards providing a suitable station. Part of this 50 acres is used for celery
As a result of the interview, assur- growing and its products are known
ances were given that within -three all over the west for "Burnett's cel-
months a suitable building would be ery" has to a great extent called at-
erected at Forty Mile post. Tllis is a tention to the resources of Arm-
tardy but very proper recognition of strong ancl the Spallumcheen." '
the growing importance of the Valley
The Hindu Abroad.
The  Hindu in  Canada is often as
amusing  as
Notice is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Honourable Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on Graham
Island:
No. 1—Commencing at a post planted
at the  southwest   corner of    Lot Ten,
he  is  picturesque.     He
rr       ,'      ,    , c ,      .    • . 1 in.    Lilt-;   suuunvusi     uuinti    ui      uul    x.ii
affords  lots   of  entertainment  when- Graham island; thence south 80 chains
ever he is in the witness box or the  thence east 80 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence west 80 chains to point
dock.    He is an adept at quarreling of commencement. "•
with   his   fellow-countrymen,   and   is No  2-Commencing at a post planted
just as fond of splitting hairs as of at the southwest corner   of   Lot   Ten,
..,*,.       ,   .         ,T ..,       •        ,      ,        , Graham Island, thence south 80 chains;
••'pulling hairs.    He has just developed thence west SO chains; thence north su
•>   hew   rrayp   in   V-incouver    for   on  ch^"s'i  thence east  80  chains  to point
a   new   ciaze   111   vancouvei,   ior   on  o£ commencement.
Monday night he tried to post a let- CHARLES HAEEISON,
, . .  ., Percy Harrison, Agent.
. ter 111 a hre alarm box at the corner      n0. 3—Commencing at a post planted
'of Pender and Howe streets    The re-  at the southwest corner,   opposite   the
ot Jr-cncier ana nowe sucus.    inert.   southwest oorner  of  Lot   ___   Graham
suit was  a  speedy  rush  by the  fire Island;   thence south 80 chains; thence
,   *      , , " .    ..   l   east 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
brigade,   who  were   so  prompt  that thence west 80 chains to polnt of cora.
they got there in time to discover the m6ncementjjBT_BN HILL
unconscious  signaller,  who was  half Percy Harrison, Agent,
scared    to death    when    he realized „*_t^^2tl££,v0&ga%i
what he had done.   This is a refresh- chains south of the northeast corner of
. , .  ...     , . T.   L.   12947,  thence   south   SO chains;
ing incident in a civilized country in thence east SO chains; thence north su
chains; thenee west 80 chains to point
the year of grace 1908.
Making Good.
Mr. Foster, who recently took editorial   charge   of   the   Nelson   Daily
News, is  making good.    During the  east*. 80
ment.
electoral  campaign he  has furnished
his readers with a mass of informa-
of commencement.
GEORGE YOUNG,
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 5—Commencing at a post planted
at the northeast corner, one mile west
of the southeast corner of Lot Six,
thence south SO chains; thence west 80
chains; thence north 80'chalns; thence
chains  to  point of commence-
EVERLASTING
JUTE SkE
SHOES.
Put yourselves and your children in the original Jute Sole
Shoes, manufactured in the Old
Country, hundreds of testimonials of the same pair worn
daily for years; no corns; no
hot or cold feet; perfect comfort. All si?es, one price, two
dollars per pair, delivered in
your mail, duty and postpaid.
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Jute Sole Shoe Co'y
Victoria Post Office, B.C.
MARGARET W. YOUNG,
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 6—Commencing at a post planted
tion and cogent argument moderately at the northwest corner, one mile west
of   the   southeast   corner   of   Lot   Six,
stated. He has also manifested considerable skill in unearthing from the
files of the public press items affecting
the political records of Mr. Smith
Curtis and his chief supporter. Among-
these is a very interesting letter ad-
thence south 80 chains; thence east 50
chains; thence north SO chains; tnence
west 80 chains to point of commencement.
JOHN YOUNG,
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 7—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner of Coal Licence
2304,   being  northwest   corner;     thence
, ii.     *.*.      1,  ..        .1 1,    south 80 chains; thence east 80 chains;
dressed  by  A.   VV.  Puttee,  the well-  thence north SO chains; thence west 80
known labour ex-member for Winni-  ohalns to 50t"t of commencement.
E. M. YOUNG,
peg.   The letter was addressed to the Percy Harrison, Agent.
Socialist candidate for Nanaimo, and at^eVo^KTtfnet We^th-
explicitly  charges  Ralph  Smith  with fast   corner   of   2306,   Graham   Island;
,--..■ : , , __,, thence south   80 chains;   thence   west
deserting the cause of labour.     The 80   chains;   thence   north   SO   chains;
only  comment  made  by  the   Editor SlSSlnwt* S° Chal"S *" P°lnt °f °0n'"
of the Daily News is both short aiid '    JOHN S. YOUNG,
Percy Harrison, Agent.
swect: , No. 9—Commencing at a post planted
"This   Raloh   Smith   who   deserted  at the southwest corner, opposite   the
j. 111s   l-vaipii   01111111   who   utstictu  southeast eornei.   0f   Coal Licence 2306,
the cause of labour and was guilty of thence north 80 chains; thence east 80
.        , ,    ., ,       1    _   1 1 ■       chains;  thence south  SO ohains;  thence
treachery to the men who elected him, west so chains to point of commencement,
A. J. KITTO,
Percy Harrls&n, Agent.
, 1       ,1 1      it      No. 10—Commencing at a post planted
here   why   they   should at the southwest corner, at the nortn-
ot
ected h
is  the   man  whom   Smith   Curtis   15
bringing    to  Klioteilai'    tO  tell  til.
labour   men
vote for him,"
Easy Money.
Three weeks ago the dethroned
boss of the Liberal party in Vancouver, during a moment of exhilaration, sent $1,000 to a well known Victoria merchant to be invested at odds
of two to one on the chances of the
Honourable Wm. Templeman. Needless to say, the merchant had 110 difficulty in accommodating the speculator, and the $1,000 is now reposing
itself safely in the jeans of a well-
known Conservative, whose smile is
perennially sunny. Few election bets
havc brought so much satisfaction to
the winner as this.
east corner of Coal Licence 2306, thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement.
ALEX. W. YOUNG,
Nov. 7 Percy Harrison, Agent.
Society Dramatic Event
ONE NIGHT ONLY
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER ioth
Mr. John Cort Presents
MAX FIGMAN
in his latest laughing hit
THE SUBSTITUTE
A Comedy
By B. M. Dix.   E. E. G. Sutherland.
"Better   than   'The   Man    on   the
Box.' "—Minneapolis   Tribune.
Seat sale begins Saturday, Nov. yth.
Prices—50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50.
Note—Owing to the magnitude of
rise promptly at 8 o'clock.
A Surprise.
On Saturday last the football world
of Vancouver Island received a rude
shock in the defeat of Ladysmith by the scenic production^ the curtain will
Vancouver. It was not altogether the
mere fact of the defeat, but the score
of Ave to one. Since then the same
aggregation has gone down before a
Seattle team, and people arc beginning to ask themselves what has
come over the once impregnable soccer team. Has Jimmy Adam lost hi:-*
skill? Is the team getting stale? Or
is it too early in the season for them
to have got into their stride? Be the
cause what it may, every lover of t\i:'.
greatest of winter games will regret
VICTORIA  MUSICAL SOCIETY.
Patron.
His Excellency Earl Grey, Governor-
General.
ALBANY RITCHIE
Violinist.
at the
VICTORIA THEATRE
Saturday, November 14th.
Prices—$1.50 and $1.00. Gallery 50c.
Box  Office opens  November  12th.
the present interval of weakness and  Mail orders will receive the usual at-
will  hope  to  see  thc  skippers  from  tention.
the Coal City regain their old position      Gerhard    Heintzman    Piano    used,
in football circles. Fletcher Bros., Agents.
WEEK NOVEMBER 9
The New Grand
SULLIVAN 4 CONSIDINE,    Proprietor*.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
PALFREY   and   HOEFLER
Most   Extraordinary   Comedy
Acrobatic Cyclists.
JOSEPH   R.   KETTLER & CO.
In "A Rural Substitute"
"An Ideal Sketch at Every Point."
SAM and IDA KELLY
In their latest Comedy Success
FASCINATING
FANNY FRANKEL
Prima  Donna  of  Weil's   Famous
World's Fair Band.
HAZEL BICTETTE
The Child Vocalist.
THOS. J. PRICE, Song Illustrator
"On the Old See-Saw."
NEW MOVING PICTURES
"The Tales the Searchlight Told."
OUR OWN ORCHESTRA
M. Nagel, Director.
ASSEMBLY
Roller Rink
FORT STREET
Refined  Roller Skating.
Under New Management.
Admission: Mornings, free; afternoon and evening, ioc.
Skates, 25c.
Sessions daily, 10 to 12 a.m.
2 to 4.30 p.m.; 7.45 to 10 p.m.
Extra sessions Wednesday and
Saturday, 4.30 to 6.30 p.m.
None but Richardson Ball-Bearing Skates used.
We cater to respectable patronage only.
New Turkish Baths
Shortly to be opened at 821 Fort
St., close to corner of Blanchard St.
There will be two hot rooms, nidel
showers, marble slabs, bedrooms,
etc., etc
The place there is going to be
kept strictly respectable; will be
open for ladies twice a week, with
lady attendants.
Proprietor.
G. BERGSTROM-BJORNFELT
Swedish Masseur.
JALLAND BROS.
Fine Groceries
FRESH  FRUIT  DAILY.
633 Yates St.    •    VICTORIA, B.C.
BISCUIT FACTS
Are often saving facts. Indeed, it's a happy happening to always
keep plenty of Biscuits in the house, then when uninvited guests
make their appearance you've something nice for them. That
fact will save your friends from thinking you inhospitable.
NEW SHIPMENT OF HUNTLEY & PALMER'S
BISCUITS TO HAND.
Society, Tea Rusks, Osborne, Nursery Rhymes, Boudoir,
Cherry Wafers, Alaska Wafers, Rataffias, Reading Short
Bread, Macaroons, Milk Phillipine, Dinner, Nursery, Coronation, Breakfast, Dessert, Rich Mixed, Ginger Nuts, etc.
DIXI H. ROSS CO.
UP-TO-DATE GROCERS.
1317 GOVERNMENT ST. Tel. 52, 105a and 1590
Where you get good things to eat and drink.
What is the most awkward
time for a train to start?
12:50; as it is ten to one
you don't catch her.
WHICH IS THE MOST PLEASANT PLACE IN
VICTORIA FOR A MAN TO DINE?
THE CECIL CAFE
Because it is the only restaurant in the city which
employs all white cooks and everything is the best
quality, dishes served up daintily, at reasonable price.
W. S. D. Smith, Proprietor.
645 YATES ST., Victoria, B.C. IB
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A HARRIED
WOMAN
Now-a-days at forty really
looks no older than she did
at twenty-five.
THE GAS RANGE
Is to thank for it because it
has lightened her work, made
cooking a pleasure. Don't be
without one. See the splendid values just now in our
Showroom; Gas Ranges, Gas
Stoves and Gas Heaters.
VICTORIA GAS COriPANY, Limited
Corner Fort and Langley Streets.
DAYS
ARE
ALWAYS
HERE
' Write me for 1908
Catalogue
Cockburn's Art Gallery
(Successors to WILL MARSDEN) PHONE 1933
665 Granville Street,      Vancouver, B.

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