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THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1908
On* Dolus. P«a Annum
The New
Minister.
Mr. Thomas Taylor, M. P.
P. for Eevelstoke, has been
officially Gazetted as Chief
Commissioner   of   Works.
With the appointment no fault can be
found on personal or general grounds. Mr.
Taylor is a man of wide experience and
Unfortunately The Week is left in
doubt as to the exact meaning of the
comment. Which instance is ii that lifts
athletics out of the mire of commercialism
to a higher and noibler plane. Is it the
instance of the attempted kiss, or of the
busybodies who prevented its consumma-
can be reconciled with the^professed Canadian Policy of a Trade preference for the
Mother Country and the,,gimplification of
commercial relationships within the Empire. The question is a very serious one
and is worth the most careful study of all
political   economists.      That   Canadian
stances will remain so. Free Trade
would extinguish our manufacturing industries in a day, but it is a straining of
the system to use it as an agressive weapon
to oust the Motherland from markets
which she must retain unless her chief
industries  are  to  become  extinguished.
of marked ability.   His training, part of   tion?   If the former, as seems probable,    manufacturers have as their goal the sup-    She holds the weapon which would cut
which has been in the Civil Service, fits
him especially for the important spending
department over which he will now preside.    He has an extensive acquaintance
with the chief industries of the Province
and with the outlying districts where new
expenditures will have to be made to keep
pace with present developments. Mr. Taylor enjoys the advantage of having filled
the position of Party Whip with great success, and of being a 'persona grata" with
all the members of his party.   Apart from
this he is an exceptionally able debater and
his speech on the address was the best delivered in the Local Legislature last session.    Mr.  Taylor is much more of a
worker, however, than a talker, and very
rarely takes part in the discussions on the
floor of the House.   His new office will
necessarily bring him into greater prominence in this respect.   The Week voices the
sentiment of the Interior of the Province
when it says that Mr. Taylor's appointment  will  be  hailed  with  satisfaction.
There were two other members who possessed all the necessary qualifications for
the position but, so long as the principle of
conceding the Portfolio to the Interior has
been recognized no dissatisfaction will be
expressed that it has gone to Eevelstoke
instead of to the Okanagan or to Fernie,
and Mr. Taylor will find no more loyal
supporters than the respective members for
those two constituencies.    Premier McBride is to be congratulated on having
strengthened his Cabinet by the addition
of a hardworking, level headed, practical
Minister, who in the opinion of all who
know him will justify his selection.
The Week joins with the Colonist in urging the universal adoption of this Old
World custom which "makes life worth
living and promotes peace and good-will
to men." Only unfortunately nature has
interposed a barrier in decreeing the absence of the traditional; "bough" appropriate to the seasonable exercise so warmly
endorsed by the Colonist. Perhaps the
High Priestess of the Carnival would make
an-exception in favour of those anxious
plying of every article for home consumption is generally recognized, and in the abstract this may be-regarded as a sound,
economic principle. But the question of
export is a different matter altogether,
especially export to British Colonies; and
Canadian manufacturers may as well realize first as last that such action as that
adopted by the Dominion Steel Company
will do more to expedite a policy of protection for British Industries than all the
the Gordian knot; it is already poised; if
it falls there will be many surprises for
those who have benefitted,, too long perhaps, from the fidelity with which England has clung to Free Trade principles.
Fighting
The Lords.
A Jeu
D'esprit.
All journalists have noticed
the tendency to curtail editorial and substitute short,
pithy paragraphs of comment upon passing events. It is generally
admitted, that it is much more difficult to
write the latter than the former. There
are few men in newspaperdom who cannot
write an editorial running to two or three
columns, indeed it is quite a common gift.
There are many who cannot write a short,
pithy paragraph. Among the latter may
be classed the erudite editor who is responsible for the following literary gem
in the third column of the fourth page of
the Victoria Colonist of Sunday last. The
Week reprints the paragraph verbatim, indulging only in the luxury of substituting
capitals to emphasize the transcendential
portion of this Christmas message of
"Peace and good will to men":
"Several women in a Toronto crowd
attempted to kiss Longboat, the famous
Indian runner, on his arrival from New
York, but were prevented by bystanders.
These latter showed themselves meddlesome busybodies. IT IS SUCH INSTANCES AS THIS WHICH LIFT.
ATHLETICS OUT OF THE MIRE
OF COMMERCIALISM TO A
HIGHEE AND NOBLER PLANE,
MAKE LIFE WORTH LIVING
AND PROMOTE PEACE AND
GOOD-WILL TO MEN."
Ss
HON. THOMAS TAYLOR
M. P. P. for Revelstoke, the New Chief Commissioner.
to yield to the ardent advocacy of the
Editor of the Colonist and allow the symbol of "peace and good-will" to be exercised on this occasion without the usual
seasonable token.
The Eastern Canadian Press
Canadian \_as noted with glee the plac-
Steel Rails. _ng 0f orders with the Dominion Steel Company, Sidney, Cape Breton, for steel rails for India,
Australia, and South Africa. The English Press has commented on the incident
in significant terms, pointing out that this
means an invasion of the natural market'
of Old Country rail makers, which if continued will strike a serious blow at the
industry, and accentuate tbe poverty and
misery now prevailing. They further point
out that this development is due to the
"bounty system" adopted by the Canadian
Government, and they ask how a system
which directly undermines the staple industries of England, in her own markets,
fiscal propagandas that have been enunciated.   It is an object lesson which stands
out conspicuously at a time when statesmen on both sides the water are striving
to evolve a trade policy which will enable
Canada to increase her exports of natural
produce to the Mother Country, and to
bring about an actual preference in favour
of British as opposed to American manufacturers.   It is obvious that British steel
rails could not compete, even at home,
with a Canadian-bonused article, so that
a crisis has undoubtedly been precipitated
which is likely to lead to startling reprisals.   Nothing could better illustrate the
inherent viciousness of the bounty system,
the protection afforded by a very generous
ancl when it is remembered that under this
system upwards   of  ten  million dollars
have been paid in a few years to the steel
manufacturers of Canada in addition to
tariff the iniquity of the system becomes
still more apparent.    Canada is a protectionist country, and by force of circum-
To an Englishman nothing
is more entertaining than
the paragraphs which appear   in   Canadian   newspapers with respect to the periodic attacks
made by the Radical Press upon the House
of Lords.   Ten years ago Mr. J. S. Willison, who was then editor of the Globe,
paid a visit to England and came back full
of dire forbodings as to the future of the
Upper Chamber.   He declared that the
liberties.of the people were at stake and
that an outraged public opinion would
sweep the Lords out of existence.   That
was ten years ago.    Since   then  many
things have happened, among them the
transference of Mr. Willison to the editorial chair of the Toronto News which
may be described as an Independent Conservative Journal.    In its columns Mr.
Willison is now defending the House of
Lords, at any rate to the extent of pointing out that it is an integral part of the
British Constitution, and while it may
possibly be mended it will assuredly not
be ended.   But Mr. Willison in defence
of this reasonable attitude is ploughing a
lonely furrow, and inspired cablegrams
from American Correspondents in London flood  the  American  and Canadian
newspapers;  and editors who are not acquainted with the true inwardness of the
movement write lengthy editorials to let
the people know that this time at any rate
England is  in earnest,  the  Lords  are
thwarting the wishes of the electorate as
voiced in the popular chamber, there is to
be an Armageddon, and for the Lords it
will prove a Waterloo.   Meanwhile they
lose sight of the significance of the fact
that the popular assembly, as represented
by the government is losing every bye-
election.    It has had to abandon all its*
progressive legislation, and it has had to
sacrifice its twin darlings the Education
and the Licencing Bills.   In other words
the country is showing at every opportunity that while it will tolerate criticism of
the Upper House, it will not allow that
criticism to take practical form when the
laying on of sacreligious hands is proposed.   As a matter of fact the liberties
of the people have never been threatened
by the action of the Lords; they were
never more secure;  and the Asquith Government is going down to speedy dissolution because it mistook its mandate and
because it yielded to the iconoclastic tendencies of the extremists upoa whom it un-
wise'y relied for support.   The most significant feature of all these attacks upon
the Lords is that not one Government has
had the courage of its* professed convictions and gone to the"' country with the
straight cry "Down with the Lords, they
are invading your liberties."   Until they
have the honesty to do this it is no wonder
that the country refuses to bolieve them
in earnest. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1908.
Victoria as a Yachting Centre.
By A. V. KENAH.
In future years the season 1908
will occupy a prominent place in the
hearts of Victorian yachtsmen, for it
marks the resuscitation of the Victoria Yacht Club frorn the moribund
condition into which it had fallen to
that of an active and very much
alive sporting body of watermen.
As a matter of fact the Club was
organized in June, 1892, when Col.
Prior was patron, and Messrs. J. G.
Cox, J. H. Seeley, A. Mulcahey, W. B.
Charles, and H. F. Lowen were among
the prominent members. The fleet
then consisted of the yachts Volage,
Mona, Victoria, Swallow, Kaloolo,
Undine, Scud and Petrel, and from
existing records it would appear that
these craft were contestants in many
a hard-fought race, the laurels being
pretty evenly distributed between the
Petrel, Scud and Victoria.
into their labour, and the present
handsome Club House with its many
conveniences stands as a memorial
to their unceasing labours. It is interesting to note at this point that
the old head-quarters of the Club was
sold to a Steamship Company in
1897, leaving the yacht Club without
a home and in a condition of stagnation, and had it not be en for the
kindness and courtesty of Mr. B. B.
Temple, who owned a water front lot
on the Outer Harbor and who allowed the club the use of his premises
and other concessions, the flag of
the Yacht Club would have ceased
to have waved over the waters of
Victoria Harbor.
Before the completion of the Club
House, the local yachts and motor
boats were marshalled together and
a fine cruise to Albert Head took
place in glorious weather.
The Premier, Hon. Richard McBride, speaking on behalf on his wife,
expressed his pleasure at the resuscitation of the Royal sport in Victoria
and of the great future that lay before the club, and complimented the
officials on their zeal which had made
this possible.
The Commodore, Mr. J. S. Gibb,
suitably replied, after which the members and their friends partook of tea
and other refreshments and the band
played popular selections for the edification of the assembled company.
Altogether over 300 ladies and gentlemen attended the ceremony representative not only of Victoria society
but also including the Mayor and
Aldermen of the City, officers of the
Italian warship "Puglia," and other
vessels stationed at Esquimalt.
The Club House was handsomely-
decorated for the occasion and altogether the scene was as pretty a one
as could be wished for and will long
be remembered in.the minds of those
who were privileged to witness it.
Afterwards many of the members
took their guests and friends for short
M
Since then an almost entirely new
fleet has come into existence, the Volage apparently being the only survivor of the pioneers of '92.
It would be out of place here to
enter into the reasons which led to
the gradual falling off in the interest
taken in yachting, as we are for the
moment concerned with the present
state of affairs in Victoria waters
and the immediate causes which havc
brought about this revival of the
Royal sport.
At the start of the year- 1908 the
Club membership totalled about 35
all told, with J. S. Gibb as Commodore; W. S. Chambers, Vice-Commodore; S. Lawrie, Captain; G. V. Cuppage, Hon. Secretary; W. Pigott, Hon.
Treasurer; B. B. Temple, Official
Measurer; Dr. D. B. Holden, Fleet
Physician; and a Committee of Management composed of eight other
members.
Through the energy of these officers, who not only canvassed their
friends but called numerous meetings in support of the objects they
had in view, the .membership was
swelled to about 170, and fund were
raised to enable a site, on the south
side of the Uutcr Harbor to be purchased, ;and a Club House to be
erected thereon.
Too much cannot be said in praise
of the zeal these officers, and those
who then and afterwards became actively  associated  with   them,  threw
The "Alexandra."
A more fitting climax to the untiring efforts of the organizing officials
could not bc wished for and, upon the
arrival of thc yachts and launches at
Albert Head, their crews assembled
on the grassy slopes and partook of
refreshments provided by the club.
A spirit of enthusiasm pervaded
everyone, and the stirring speeches
of Commodore Gibb, Vice-Commodore Langley and "Billy" Pigott, the
genial Treasurer, were cheered to an
echo, and that esprit de corps which
is so essential to the success of any
sporting fraternity, was established
on a solid basis of comradeship and
good-fellowship. On the 8th of
August at 4.30 p.m. the formal opening of the new Club House took
place, the ceremony being graciously-
performed by Mrs. McBride, wife of
the Hon. Richard McBride, Premier
of the Province of British Columbia.
The ceremony itself consisted in
the presentation, by Commodore
Gibb, on behalf of the officers and
members of the Club, of a handsome
silver key with rope knot in gold and
the Yacht Club flag engraved thereon.
While a cannon boomed in salute
and the Yacht Club's flag bunched at
the masthead was broken out to the
summer sun, Mrs. McBride opened
the doors of the Yacht Club with the
silver key, amid the applause of the
assembled throng.      ,
trips round the harbor and in the
evening a rousing smoker was held
in the newly opened quarters, which
was largely attended, and further
speeches were made by Premier McBride, Dr. Young, the Provincial Secretary, the Commodore and other officers and those present were entertained by instrumental and vocal selections rendered by artists from the
Pantages Theatre.
On the following Saturday a Regatta was held under the auspices of
thc club which was a combination of
both yacht and motor-boat races. As
far as the former class were concerned the event had to be postponed,
as though an effort was made the
"white wings" were hopelessly becalmed.
With regard to the latter three
splendid contests took place which
not only brought out good entries,
but resulted in some very close finishes. ,
The handicappers, Messrs. Hinton
and O'Reilly, gave the contestants
their positions at the outset on the
showings they had made in the race
from Victoria to Oak Bay a month
previously, and that the handicaps
were well figured out was apparent
shortly after the start. After each
race the officials re-arranged the
handicaps on the basis of their latest
performances, and the third race practically saw a neck and neck finish be-
FOR MAYOR
To the
Electors of the City of Victoria:
Ladies and  Gentlemen:
I beg to offer myself as a Candidate for the office of Mayor (second
term) for the year 1909.
If elected my aim will be as in the
past, to further the best interests of
the City, material as well as moral.
Requesting your vote and influence.
I remain,   Yours respectfully,
LEWIS HALL.
For Alderman
To the Electors of Ward No. 4.
I beg again to offer myself as a
Candidate for above Ward and solicit your votes and influence.
A. McKEOWN.
FOR ALDERMAN
To the Ratepayers of No. V Ward:
In response to the request of a
large number of Rate-payers in Ward
V, I have consented to become a candidate for the office of Alderman at
the ensuing Municipal Election.
I venture to think that my lifelong residence in the city and my
association with one of the oldest
businesses will be a sufficient recommendation to the good-will of the
electors whose votes I respectfully
solicit.
T. N. HIBBEN.
For Alderman
TO THE ELECTOBS OF WARD S. .
I beg to inform you that I am an
Aldermanic Candidate for Ward 6. I
have large property interests in the
ward. I believe in making Victoria a
progressive and an up-to-date city, and
I am convinced that there ls room for
improvement in the management of our
civic affairs.   My policy will be:
First—Good roads.
Second—An ample water supply, even
tf it does cost $2,000,000, for in my
opinion Victoria cannot be made beautiful without   an   unlimited   supply   of
\Vrf__t Pr
Third—A two years term for Aldermen, one half to retire each year by rotation.
Fourth—The abolition of the ward
system.
Fifth—Good roads.
I am not allied with any clique, party
or faction, but will If elected do my
best for the general good of the city.
Yours truly,
Dec.  12 JOHN A. TURNER.
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Manicure Sets, $2.60 to. $16.00
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Ebony Mirrors, an excellent variety, $1.00 to .$4.00
Work Baskets; the handsomest
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Ebony Brushes for Ladies, $1.00
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Military Hair Brushes,  $2.50
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Clothes Brushes,  $1.00  to...$3.75
Toilet Sets( Brush, Comb and
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tween Messrs. Clark and Pendray,
whose relative positions for miles did
not appear to vary. As they drew
towards the line, however, it was evident that Clarke had managed to get
into the lead, and accordingly he took
first place, Pendray's "Laurel" being
second, and Phipps' boat third.
On the following Saturday the postponed sailing races took place:
In Class "A" the sloop "Dorothy,"
Capt. W. H. Langley, finished first.
The victory was a hollow one as,
much to the regret of the "Dorothy's"
crew, the yawl "White Cap," Capt.
Lawrie, met with a mishap before thc
start, carrying away her throat halliard block.
In "B" Class three yachts competed, the "Sea Mouse," Capt. A. R. D.
Beatson; "The Oneida," Commodore
Gibb; and "The Clytie," Capt. G. T.
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Victoria as a Yachting Centre.
(Continued from page 2)
Temple, which was won by the "Oneida."
The official times were as follows:
"A" Class-
"Dorothy," start 2.31, finish 3.49.30.
"Whitecap," start 2.30, finish 4.06.30.
"B" Class-
"Sea Mouse," start 2.35.50, finish
3-57-45-
"Onedia," start 2.35;3o, finish 2.53.20.
"Clytie," start 2.35.31, finish 3.56.35,
The course was about nine miles in
length.
Coming to the present state of the
local fleet we find that we have, compared with those of 1892, a much better class of craft, the principals of
which are: "Ariadne," lately owned
by E. S. Barnard; "Guenol," Messrs.
J. S. Gibb, and W. Pigott; "Dorothy,"
W. H. Langley; "White Cap," S.
Lawrie; "Truant," W. Adams; "Helen" Mr. Doig, and "Varuna," Mr.
Barnes.
These are all cabin boats, well fitted
up and capable of going on long
cruises, and it is a rare thing to find
them tied up at their moorings for
any length of time during the summer months. Among the smaller
yachts we have the "Oneida," W. A.
Turner; the "Sea Mouse," Messrs.
Beatson and Laird; "The Clytie," G.
T. Temple; "Sally," L. Foote; and
the "Lurline,"   A.   V.   Kenah, Hou.
as to their extinction, for there are
too many devotees of this most exciting and entrancing of all sports
right in our midst to warrant such
a conclusion for a moment.
Indeed everything points to the
contrary, for not only has the
"Spirit," which won the Dunsmuir
Cup from the "Alexandra," been purchased by Messrs. Dowler and Mcintosh and added to the local fleet,
but it has almost definitely been decided that another challenger for this
coveted trophy shall be built by members of the. Victoria Yacht Club, in
time for next year's contest.
The same spirit of enthusiasm pervades the members who are contented with smaller craft, and it more*
than likely that we shall see a small
fleet of the one-design, class ready to
do battle when summer comes round
once more.	
. Another type of boat that is receiving more and more attention is
the auxiliary sailer, combining as it
does the advantages of the straight
"wind-jammer" and.the motor launch.
Already the club has several on its
register, and there can be little doubt
that there will be several more added
shortly, as one only has to go for a
cruise in one of these to realise how
convenient they are.
No matter what the weather may
be there is no fear of not being able
to reach port at night, and the inconvenience of being becalmed vanishes
The recent visit to Victoria of Mr.
Frank M. Foulser, Secretary of the
Pacific International Power Boat Association, did much to stir up interest
among the members who saw in the
scheme he and those associated with
him were projecting, an organization
which would bring the motor-boat
men of the Pacific Coast into closer
touch with each other, than is possible by merely being.:affiliated with
the International Yachting Association.
The main objects of the Association
may briefly be stated as follows: To
promote the building of power boats,
to formulate rules to govern all
classes of races in and around the
waters adjacent to these shores, to
develop and exploit the exceptional
cruising facilities of the Pacific Coast,
to encourage the building of the best
types of hulls and engines, to advance
knowledge in seamanship and the
rules of the road, to instigate favourable legislation, and to foster a fraternal feeling amongst the thousands
of present and prospect:ve lovers of
motor boating.
The ideas promulgated by Mr. Foulser were favourably received by the
local members, and it is satisfactory
to note that W- S. Chambers, Vice-
Commodore of the Victoria Yacht
Club, has become the Vice-President
of the new Association.
When we consider that there are
over 4,000 motor boats owned, or un-
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Auditor, not to mention one or two
others which have not yet been
christened. Besides these there arc
a large and ever increasing number
of motor-boats ranging from the large
cruiser cabin type, such as the "Kiora,'
Vice-Commodore Chambers, to thc
2-horse power launch. Indeed it is
the motor-boats that constitute the
greater portion of the home fleet, and
it is not too much to say that scarcely a week passes in the season without an additional power boat being
launched and brought under the banner of the Victoria Yacht Club.
To every true yachtsman this is
somewhat a matter of regret, and
there is no gainsaying the fact that
the veteran lovers of the "white
wings" regard the motor-boat men as
somewhat of the nature of tenderfoots, but, on the other hand, "tem-
pora mutantur et nos in illis muta-
mur," and undoubtedly the power boat
has many advantages over the craft
which is solely dependant on the wind
for its mode of propulsion, and it is
also far more easy to handle.
Another point should also be remembered that, as with motor cars
so with motor boats, the more familiar one gets with them the more desirous are they to branch out on a
large scale and this is not only good
for the club but also for all the local
builders and engineers.
As far as racing yachts are concerned, there need not be any fears
The "Spirit."
like a dream, and in addition, a contrary or extra strong tide-rip can always be successfully negotiated without having to lay-to for a tiring period
of time.
lt is true that the alterations rendered necessary by the installation of
the engine somewhat slow the sailing
capacities, but, except for racing purposes, this is more than compensated
for by the advantages which the auxiliary power places in our hands; anyway thc type has come to stay, and
the more we see of it the better, for
the owner of an auxiliary sloop or
yawl has perforce to be a combination of the sailor and power-boat man,
and, on this coast, is therefore an especially useful individual.
Although it is only a few months
since the Victoria Yacht Club was
reorganized, there is already on foot
a movement for applying to the British Admiralty for a grant of the
Royal Warrant, which carries with it,
amongst other privileges, the right for
all members of the club to fly the
Blue Ensign.
It is felt by the officers and members that this should bc obtained and,
whilst it may not be possible to get
it all at once, there can be little doubt
that it will not be long before the
V. Y. C. is recognized by the home
authorities as a responsible body, and
able to take its place on an equal footing with its flourishing sister organization in the Terminal City.
der construction, by sportsmen of the
West, and that these represent millions of dollars, the need for such an
organization is apparent, and already
plans are being perfected for a grand
cruise next year, under the auspices
of this association, along the waters
of Puget Sound.
This outing, according to Mr. Foulser, is to bc timed so that Vancouver
would be reached on the date set for
the starting of the annual motor boat
international long distance race, and
both sailing and motor craft are to
be invited to join therein. Should this
splendid project be realised there is
little doubt that many of the members of the Victoria Yacht Club
would figure in it, and thus become
better acquainted, not only with thc
exceptional facilities which our waters
offer to yachtsmen, but also with our
good neighbours in the Terminal city
and Puget Sound districts.
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Cbrtetmas.
By Bohemian.
It is fashionable nowadays, at any
rate in certain quarters, to speak
slightingly of Christianity. The craze
is for something new in religions as
in dress. The learned journals are
full of talk of the "new cult," the
"new thought," and "the new life." It
is to vote oneself behind the times
to admit ignorance of these up-to-date
developments. Christmas is the great
Christian Festival, but the clever
people have tried to divest it of any
religious significance, and to crown it
as a season of social enjoyment and
good-fellowship. Because its religious
observances are less obstrusive than
of old there are some who think that
it has lost its religious aspect, and
that the world is content to regard it
as a carnival. An old Bohemian
Bachelor is perhaps hardly the one to
emphasize its orthodox features, and
yet it is perhaps of all seasons the
one which furnishes him with the best
opportunity for studying human nature, and for indulging his own whims
and fancies.
In the year of Grace, 1908, such an
one looks out over the vista of the
years that have gone and recalls
many tender and devout observances
now more honoured in the breach
than the observance. The superficial
observer in deploring the change may
easily mistake the shell for the kernel.
Never was the Christmas spirit so
much in evidence, the spirit of goodwill, of human kindness, and of sympathy; the spirit which manifests itself in the offering of gifts, every
one of which is a token of kindliness
but beyond that a tribute to "the
Christmas spirit."
It is half a century since Dickens
crystalized meanness in the immortal
sketch of Scrooge, and it would be
difficult today, at any rate, in the Brit-,
ish Empire, to find his.counter-part.
If he exists he has slunk into the
background, a prey to shame. I
sometimes think that the attachment
of the world to the fundamental truths
of Christianity is in inverse ratio to
the determination with which they
have discarded its shibboleths and
forms, and if the Christmas spirit
spreads and grows until men are
ashamed not to belong to that great
company which is setting it forth then
it must be that the profounder truth
which gave it birth still holds their
hearts,
In an age when enlightened thought
is readjusting its perspective on nearly all questions it is not to be wondered at that the viewpoint with respect to the greatest Christian festival should also require modification;
but it is the viewpoint and not the
truth which changes, and there is no
ground for pessimism because the
vehicle of expression may not be the
same now as it was fifty years ago.
In nothing is the permanence of vital
truth more signally illustrated than in
the increased devotion of civilization
to the ideal which is suggested by and
to the spirit which rules at Christmas.
Sporting Comment.
Owing to the want of space last
week I dM not make any reference
to the athletic contests in which the
Victoria and Vancouver high schools
competed. In all three, games were
played, girls hockey, rugby football
and basket ball and in all three Vancouver were winners. . I had the privilege to witness the two former, but
did not see the basket ball. In regards to the hockey and football the
visitors proved their superiority in
combination and won on this. Individually the locals were as good; all
that is needed is coaching. I do not
intend to blame anyone but I know
for a fact that a coach could have
been secured for the asking and in
future I would suggest that the teachers make some arrangements to get
some of those who have represented
Victoria in the past to give the youngsters a few lessons.
The Victoria Rugby team met a
decided reverse at Vancouver last
Saturday. I do not intend to make
any observations other than to refer
to the reports that the local team was
not in condition. There is absolutely
no cause whatever for this and if the
Rugby Club expects to receive the
patronage of the Victoria people, they
must show that they are playing fair
and get in shape and not go round
saying they are in condition when
they are only able to play half the
game. The race for the City championship in the soccer is becoming
more interesting as the season advances. Both the Victoria Wests and
Bays won their games last Saturday,
leaving these teams to fight it out
for the championship.
The local Y.M.C.A. basket-ball
team successfully lowered the colors
of their rival from Seattle on Saturday evening of last week in a very
interesting game. On the dope it
looks as if the championship of the
league will this year rest in Victoria. Next week will witness the
reopening of the boxing game in this
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PITHER   &   LEISER,
Sole Agents for B. C. and the Yukon, Corner Fort and Wharf
Streets, Victoria, Water Street, Vancouver.
see that the public are treated to a
good exhibition. The contest will
take place at the A.O.U.W. hall on
Tuesday evening when Merryfield of
this city will meet Foley of Nanaimo.
The latter has- been Substituted instead of Young McGovern and it is
expected that he will make a better
showing.
UMPIRE.
One Opinion.
The real good, parson is healthy,
cheerful and broadminded, and saving souls is to him like fishing to a
disciple of Ike Walton's.    He does
the salary or neckties that go with
the business of hammering a pulpit
to a solemn and emphatic finish. The
sincere, eloquent and non-commercial
pulpit pounder lifts up the multitude
by his enthusiasm and diverts its
attention from the musty condition
of canned theology. All preachers
should be amateurs, for the professional Usually thinks more about dollars than souls.—-Greenwood Ledge.
Uncle (inculcating altruism)—And
if you are kind and polite to your
playmates, what will be the result?
Master Horace-^They'll think they THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER a6, 1908
Furniture
Gifts
SECTIONA LB00KCASES
Start some book-lover with a sectional bookcase. You can: get the
sections from, per section—
$3.50.
LADIES' DESKS
Something useful for the ladies and
something they'll appreciate. Pretty
styles and all finishes.   Priced—
$12.00 to $90.00.
LIBRARY TABLES
We offer this season the finest assortment of library tables we have
ever shown. Prices are low. Range
from—
$20.00 to $50.00
PARLOR TABLES
Many designs in these tables and
many prices.    No finer assortment
ever offered Victorians. Priced at,
each—
$1.50 to $50.00
SMOKERS' CABINETS.
We show a special line of these
cabinets. They come in Golden Oak,
Early English Oak and Mahogany
finish—
$5.50.
REED ROCKERS
Strong on these rockers this season.
Comfortable chair styles and well
made.   Good values at each—
$5.00 to $12.00.
Special Values in Gifts
ARE OFFERED  YOU  HERE  TODAY-COMEl IN EARLY
And today settles the gift problem. We are ready right up to the last minute to assist you to
solve it. You'll find here a host of articles that'll help you in the deciding and you'll find ns prepared to
make prompt deliveries of your gifts if you so desire. Special values will prevail throughout the whole
store today and an early visit is desirable. Odd lines we don't wish to carry over the holiday will be
placed on the bargain counters and splendid opportunities to get fine gifts for little money will he in
evidence.   One feature you shouldn't miss is the
CLEARANCE SALE OF CHINA  GIFT PIECES
We are clearing out all the odd lines of holiday china and the greatest china bargains the city
has known are offered here today. Hundreds of appropriate gift articles are to he found on these
tables.   By all means come in and see them and—COME EARLY.
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Child's ABO Plates
Glass Fin Trays
China Mugs .
Fruit Saucers
China Ornaments
Pickle Trays
Spoon Holders
Glass Salts
Pretty China Plates
China Pin Trays
Merry Xmas Mugs
Dainty Cream Pitchers
Decorated Cups
China Ornaments
Glass Vases
Fig Banks
Salad Bowls
China Plates
Decorated Jugs
Spoon Trays
Spoon Holders
China Cups and Saucers
China Ornaments
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REGULAR VALUES 65c
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Salad Bowls
Leaf Trays
Comb and Brush Trays
Nut Bowls
Pig Banks
Cake Plates
Cups and Saucers
Shaving Mugs
Sugars and Creams
Cups and Saucers
Cake Plates
China Plates
Glass Pitchers
Glass Vases
Shaving Mugs
Tea Sets (three pieces)
Cups and Saucers
China Plates
Fancy Vases
Tea Sets (three pieces)
China Ornaments
Jardinieres
Nut Bowls
Tea Pots
Furniture
Gifts
CHINA CABINETS
Dainty china cabinets make ideal
gifts. We show a wide range in these,
and prices range from, each—
$18.00 to $75.00
MORRIS CHAIRS
This is a popular gift article. One
cannot have too many easy chairs in
the home. Big choice at from—
$9.00 to $45.00.
LADIES' ROCKERS
Comfortable chair styles and at
pretty low prices, too. Big choice and
big values.   Prices run from—
$1.50 to $10.00.
ARM CHAIRS
Uheful gifts such as arm chairs are
always mueh appreciated. There is
always room for one more chair—
$2.50 to $10.00.
REED ARM CHAIRS
Reed chairs are ideal chairs for
every season of the year, and therefore are suitable gift articles. Priced
from—
$3.50 to $20.00
BABY CARRIAGES
Give the tiny tot a gift—a new go-
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Nordica.
The Week is in receipt of a letter
from the Manager of Madame Nor-
■dica's tour expressing appreciation of
the criticism which appeared in these
columns in connection with the prima
•donna's recent appearance in Victoria.
So many bouquets come our way in
this line that one hardly counts, but
praise from Nordica is praise indeed,
and such terms as "your intelligent
and discriminating criticism" cannot
be despised by any mere critic.
The London Bioscope.
In connection with the pictorial
entertainment at Victoria Theatre
next week Clifford Denham has secured a special firm illustrating the.
visit of King Edward to Germany and
his interview with the Kaiser. This
is sure to prove a draw as the "Immortal William" is in the public eye
now a sense which he hardly anticipated.
Victoria Theatre.
Florence Roberts, whose position
■as a star is firmly fixed, will appear
at the Victoria Theatre on Thursday,
December 31, in a new. play by Seymour Obermer, entitled "The House
of Bondage." In this production Miss
Roberts will haye the highly capable
assistance of Arthur Forrest, Thurlow Bergen, Kent Bosworth, Harry
Gibbs, Ann Warrington and Mary
Bertrand. A correct and handsome
setting is given the piece by John
Cort, under whose direction Miss
Roberts is again appearing.
Miss   Roberts'   entire   career,   in
which an unbroken succession of suc
cesses have emphasized her ability,
has given her no role that so admirably suits her qualifications as that
of "Joan" in Mr. Obermer's play.
The part is that of the wife of an
intellectual brute, whose love is killed
by the poison of rhetoric and the
knife of double enterdre. Turning
from this husband, who is, among
other things, unfaithful, "Joan" falls
in love with a great surgeon, whom
she, in a philanthropic spirit solely,'
has assisted in raising money for the
erection of a sanatorium. This surgeon is prominent among specialists
in brain diseasesd, and when "Joan's"
husband develops a chronic ailment
of that sort, is called on to perform
upon him an operation of a vital nature. Fortunately the operation is
successful, and through a cleverly unravelled series of complications,
"Joan's" difficulties are properly and
logically solved.
"The House of Bondage" has beeii
particularly praised on account of its
brilliant lines. It is declared to teem
with smart epigrams and keen repartee. Mr. Obermer, too, has shown
himself a master of stagecraft in.
his construction of situations and
climaxes. At the close of the second
act he has given Miss Roberts a
scene in which she is offered opportunities for emotional acting, which
excels anything he has heretofore attempted.
Hootchi-Kootchi and the Saraband.
It is true that she is advertised to
discard seven filmy wraps, but tliere
is still plenty left, far more than one
usually sees on the average ballet
girl, to say nothing of the average
Salome. The barber's block and bunch
of hemp which did duty for John the
Baptist's head could well be dispensed
with in the present instance; the
method of its introduction and handling was too silly to be even objectionable, and altogether I concluded
that the turn might just as well be
labelled any other old dance as a
Salome dance.
There is one good item in the programme, that furnished by Stephen
Gratton & Co. It is a slight sketch
entitled "Locked Out at 3 a.m.," but it
is excellently played and furnishes
good entertainment. The moving pictures are just as good as usual, but
somehow or other the night that I
was there the orchestra of three pieces
was on the rocks; they never once, riot
even by accident, got into the same
key.
The New Grand.
I do not. think that the show at
the New. Gr*nd >s Quite up to the
mark this week. It looks as if the
management, recognizing the popular
craze for Salome, dances, had relied
almost entirely upon that feature of
the programme for an attraction. The
young lady fresh from Paris who
features this item is as little like a
Salome dancer as possible. What she
tries to do is to give a blend of thc
Microscopic Opera Glasses.
Municipalities have their diseases
of infancy, and one of these is zeal.
The victim is a prey to rash judgment, and is restless and irritably
active. The sight of certain common
objects of the seashore, such as bare
feet and close-fitting dresses, presented on a stage, fills the zealot with
wrathful hostility.
The Chugs.
"Josiah," said Mrs. Chugwater,
wiping her spectacles, "baseball must
be an awful cruel game. This paper
says a man named Smith was pounded all over the lot. And I guess it
must have been true, for it says that
in the next inning he died on second
base."
New Year's
Gifts
A full line of Jewelry and Silverware
suitable for the New Year Gift. Some
friend has been unintentionally missed in
the Xmas giving. We have received
within the last few days some lovely new
goods.   Our stock isl Complete in gold and
silver novelties, cut glass, etc., etc.
PRICES ALWAYS RIGHT.
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I was over at Vancouver liist week
end ana did my lounging on Saturday
afternoon at Brockton Point, with the
result that I am in a position to tell
my readers all about the Rugby match
and how it fell out that Victoria cut
such a sorry figure when the score
was counted.
1 am not going to make excuses
for their defeat and will commence
by saying that they deserved to lose,
but not by fourteen points to three.
The Umpire gave Vancouver six
points, the first try and a penalty
kick. In both instances his decision
was unquestionably wrong. The second try, and the final try and goal
scored by Vancouver were well
earned, and 8—3 would fairly represent the game.
Individually Victoria had thc better
team, but they lacked tactics, combination and condition, the latter woefully. As to tactics the men were
not placed to the best advantage, the
halves and five-eights, were frequently blocked in behind the scrum, and
could not get away when thc ball
came out. As to combination there
was none, mainly owing to the woeful
weakness of the half-back division
. which never once got into their swin,.>-
or gave the three-quarters a chance.
As to condition all I can say is that
half way through the second half the
Victoria team ■■had spent itself, and
most of thc m*$n were puffing like
porpoises, while Tne Vancouver men
were as cool, as hard, aud as active
as at thc beginning.
I learnt that the Vancouver .team
goes in for Caining every day, and
I know that on Sunday, the day after
tie   match,  they  took  a   tiftecn-milc
walk for a breather. How can Victoria expect to beat a team like this
when they never put in any training
and only an occasional practice r
1 want to say a few words a.bout
individual play. The best three-quarters on the field was Brybone-Jaei-c
whose individual run for the final
sct»re was simply superb, He ran
through the Victoria men like a flash
of lightning, and they were never able
to lay hands on him, Bell-Irving at
full back, played a star game and was
miles ahead of Johnson who, although
a promising youngster, is in my opinion altogether too light for his position. Thomas and Ross also shone
for Vancouver. On the Victoria side
the best work was done by Gillespie,
liis puts were a feature of the game
and time and again relieved an awkward situation. As captain he neither
coaches nor controls his men sufficiently and would do well to supplement his own effective play by a little
direction of his colleagues. Lowry
proved that he is a competent Rugby
man; he has more finesse and resource
than any player on his side, but is
not particularly fast, the suggestion
to play him on nthc half-back line,
which sadly needs strengthening, is a
good one. Meredith did fairly; well
and would have done better if he had
been fed, as it was he spent half his
time in waiting for passes which
never came. Thompson, Pitts and
Gowan might almost as well have
been sitting in the grand stand for
all the use they were, the two former
might be given a rest for thc balance
of the season.
If—and it is a big if,—Victoria
will train, drop two or three weak
men, strengthen thc half-back division, and abolish the five-eights they
will beat Vancouver at the next time
of asking, but all these changes are
necessary if the McKechnie Cup is
to come to the Capital.
They told nie in Vancouver that
business was picking up wonderfully
and that with the New Year would
conic another Real Estate boom.  He
t.iat as it may, 1 noticed a more op-
t.iii.stic feeling than for many months
past: I also noticed something else
which may be of more interest to
my Victoria readers; it is, that just
now you can buy as much in Vancouver for seventy-live cents as you
can buy in Victoria for a dollar, and
tnis applies to everything except
houses and land. I made notes of
prices in order to verify this statement and give the following as tne
result of a saunter along Hastings,
Cordova, and Granville Streets.
Bananas, 15 cents per dozen; Apples,
6 lbs. for 25 cents; oranges, 25 cents
for the same grade as I pay 35 cents
in Victoria; turkeys, 17 cents per
lb.; meat, 3 to 4 cents less than in
Victoria; canned goods, 10 cents for
the same size as we pay 15 cents for;
potatoes, $1.00 per  100 lbs.
lt is difficult to catalogue dry
goods and gentlemen's furnishings,
but all labels were lower than here.
Of course it must not be forgotten
that we are seventy miles further
from the eat, with water transportation, and two transfers. I suppose
there are no such things as through
rates or it may be that there is more
money in Victoria for it is certaiu
we have not felt thc hard times as
they have in Vancouver.
For people who have the money
our prices present no obstacle, in
fact I have often read that wealthy
Americans feel' insulted if they are
not asked to pay big prices. I am
no political economist nor have I
elaborated any theories in connection
w.th the expense of living, I am therefore prepared to accept the dictum
of thc Trades Unions that high wages,
high prices, and high cost of living,
all go together and that they are the
best evidence of a prosperous community. On the strength of this conclusion 1 have struck for high wages
in order to line up with the other two
conditions of life  in Victoria.
1 am one of the kickers who have
long been clamouring for cleaner
streets   and  have   rejoiced  at  every
B..C. Funeral Furnishing Co.
Chas Hayward, President. F. Caselton, Manager.
R. Hayward, Secretary.
We make a specialty of undertaking and can give the best
possible service, for the reason that we have everything modern
both for embalming and general work.
We carry the largest and best assortment of goods in our line
in British Columbia.
All calls are attended to promptly, by an experienced staff, day
or night, and our prices are always reasonable.
Phones—48, 594, 1905, 305 or 404.
1016 Government St. Victoria, 13. C.
OFFICE EQUIPMENT
TYPEWRITERS, CASH REGISTERS.
SAFES, DESKS, FILING CABINETS,
BAXTER & JOHNSON 809 Qovernment Street
Vietoria, B. C.
If it's for the Office—ask us.
The Royal Cily Gas Improvement Co.
Limited
Head Office: Blaikie Block, Columbia St., New Wesminster.
DIRECTORS:
President—L. A. Lewis, Esq New Westminster
Vice-President—C. E. Deal, Esq Vancouver
W. E. Vanstone, Esq., H. A. Eastman, Esq., J. A. Rennie, Esq.
Solicitors—Whiteside & Edmonds, New Westminster.
Bankers—Royal Bank of Canada.
Secretary—J. A. Rennie, Esq., New Westminster.
CAPITAL      -      -      $150,000
Divided into 1,500 shares of $100 each, of which 750 shares are
now offered for subscription at $100.
Terms of Payment—10 per cent, on application; 15 per cent on
allotment, and balance in instalments of 10 per cent, at intervals
of one month.
Agents for Victoria—Stewart Williams & Co., Auctioneers and
Agents, Victoria, from whom all  particulars can be obtained.
Phone 1334. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1908.
move made in that direction. Judge
of my surprise at being told today
that I was on the wrong tack, and
that the ladies of Victoria who are
indulging in the latest fashion will not
thank me for my advocacy of clean
streets because it deprives them of
the excuse for displaying the lafest
fashionable article. And what does
my reader suppose that article is?
Simply a high laced boot of saffron
hue, which was designed to answer
the purpose of boot and legging as
exploited by mere man.
If you doubt the justice of this
conclusion ask the shoe stores, or
take a turn down Government street
at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. I know
little about such matters, but what
puzzles me is why a lady with sufficient courage to wear a high laced
boot lacks the courage to wear the
short walking skirt which should go
with it, and prefers to burden herself with an armful of skirt and an
armful of Christmas parcels. I know
one certain cure, but lack the artistic
skill to apply it; a crayon, or better
Btiill a camera to reproduce the figure
of a lady struggling across Government street under the conditions I
have described would be effectual.
oyi
Tenser.
Anonymous Letter Fiends.
General Luard goes to his grave a
pitiable sacrifice to the internal malice of a few miscreants, but also to
the heedless chatter of those by
whom innuendo and evil report are
lightly tossed about as a welcome
and piquant recreation. . . We cannot think of any more solemn or
humiliating rebuke to our national
honor than the spectacle of General
Luard's body—slain by the slanderous predilections of a country whose
uniform he had worn, and whose service had been his life's occupation.
Worthy
Xmas
Presents
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MUSIC FOLIOS.
.TALKING MACHINE
RECORDS.
PIANOS, ORGANS.
Prices, $75.00 up.
WAITT'S
MUSIC STORE
Herbert Kont, Mgr.
1004 GOVERNMENT STREET
Save Your
By Using
Black Silk
Stove
Polish
It gives a glossy black
lasting shine that
wears.
Ask your dealer, or
call on
WATSON &
McGregor
647 Johnson St.
"LAND REGISTRY ACT."
"LAND REGISTRY ACT."
To James Jackson Erskine, Registered
and Assessed Owner of Lots 1, 2, 7
and 8, of Part of Lot 31, Cloverdale
Estate, Map 336;
To William McGrath, Registered and
Assessed Owner of Lot 370, Mount
Tolmie Park, Map 402 D.:
To Arthur B. Bule, Registered and Assessed Owner of Lot 621, Mount
Tolmie Park, Map 402G;
To C. Alwyn,* Assessed Owner of Lot
530, Mount Tolmie Park, Map 402U;
To Sarah Olive, Assessed Owner of Part
20 acres of Section 69, Esquimalt
District;
And to Edna R. Hammlll, Registered
and Assessed Owner of Lot 8, Block
1, Lots 7 and 14, Block 7, Lots __
and 5, Block 8, Town of Sidney,
Map   381:
TAKE NOTICE that an application
has been made to register Samuel Jennings and John R. Jennings as the owners in fee simple of above lands under
a Tax Sale Deed from the Assessor of
Victoria District and you are required
to contest the claim of the said Tax
Purchasers within 30 days from the
first publication  hereof.
Dated at the Land Registry Office,
Victoria, British Columbia, this llth
day of December, 1908.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Dec. 26        Registrar-General of Titles.
"LAND REGISTRY ACT."
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Prince Rupert Improvements.
NOTICE is hereby given that, owing
to delays in the Northern malls, tho
time for receiving tenders for the Improvements at Prince Rupert has been
extended until Tuesday, the 16th instant,
at 10 a.m.
FRED. J. FULTON,
Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 9th December, 1908.
Dec. 12
A Grand Ball
Will be given in the
EMPBESS    HOTEL
THURSDAY    EVENING,    JAW. 7, 1908.
by the Woman's Auxiliary Society of
the Provincial Royal Jubilee Hospital,
in aid of the funds of the society. The
patronage of the public ls very earnestly solicited for this event.
Patrons
His Honor the Lieutenant Governor,
Mrs. Dunsmuir, His Worship the Mayor
and Mrs. Lewis Hall, the Premior and
Mrs. McBride, Col. Holmes, D.C.O. and
officers R. C. G. A., Capt. Parry, R. N.
and Mrs. Parry and officers of H. M.
Navy, Lieut. Col. Hall and Mrs. Hall
and officers of the Fifth Regiment.
Tickets $8.00.   Dancing at 9 p.m.
To   L.   A.   Blanc,   Assessed   Owner   or
83 1-3 acres of Section   __, Esquimau District.
TAKE NOTICE    that an   application
has   been   made   to   register   Watson
Clarke as the owner in fee simple of
above' land under and through Tax Sale
Deeds to John R. Jennings and Samuel
Jennings  and   to  Watson  Clarke,   ana
you are required to contest the claim
of  the  said Watson  Clarke within  30
days from the first publication thereof.
Dated  at  the   Land   Registry  Offlce,
Victoria, British Columbia, this llth day
of December, 1908.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Dec. 26 Registrar-General of Titles.
In the matter of an Application for a
Duplicate Certificate' of Tittle to
Part (145 acres) of Section 3, Otter
District
NOTICE ls hereby given that it ls
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 lands Issued
to Joseph Piaement on the 16th day of
July, 1890,' and numbered 10238a.
Land Registry Office,  Victoria,  B.C.
the lst day of December, 1908.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registra-General of Titles.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, take
notice that I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on and under the lands
hereinafter more particularly described:
Commencing at a post marked J. G. C.
E., northwest corner placed near the
beach where the southern boundary line
of Section. 2, Nelson District, reaches
the seashore, thence south forty chains
more or less to the south boundary line
of the old Baynes Sound Company's
lease, thence following said southern
boundary line east twenty-live chains
more or less to the seashore, thence following the seashore northwesterly to Initial point.
J.   G.   CAREW-GIBSON.
Per A.; G. Walker, Agent.
Baynes Sound, Dec. llth, 1908.
jan 23
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, take
notice that I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner, of Lands and
Works for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on and under the foreshore and submerged lands hereinafter
more  particularly  described:
Commencing at a post marked B. M.
G., northeast corner placed on the seashore near where the central divisional
line of Section 22, Denman Island, intersects the! seashore, *j jijroceedlng thence
westerly forty chains;, more or less,
thence south eighty chains more or jlbss,
thence east eighty chains more or .less,
thence north sixty chains, more or* less
to the seashore of Denman , Island,
thence following the;coast line northwesterly to initial point.
B. M.  GODSAL.
Per "A. G. Walker, Agent.
Denman Island, Dec,  1908.
January  23
PRIVATE BILLS.
Excerpt from Rules and Orders Relating
to  Private Bills.
CANCELLATION  OF  RESERVE.
NOTICE is hereby given that the re-
reserve existing on Lot 7,946, Group 1,
Kootenay, by virtue of the notice dated
December 24th, 1907, and appearing in
the British Columbia Gazette of December 27th, 1907, is cancelled for tne
purpose of effecting a sale of said lot
to Edgar S. Home.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of
Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., December 17th, 1908.
Dec. 17
CANCELLATION  OF  RESERVE.
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve covering the fractional sections
31, 32 and 33, Denman Island, notice
of which was published In the British
Columbia Gazette of October 21st, 1876,
ls cancelled.
ROBT. A, RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of
Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., December 17th, 1908.
Dec.  17
Rule 59.
All applications for Private Bills, properly the subject of legislation by the
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, within the purvie wdf the "British North America Act, 1867," whether
for the erection of a Bridge, the making of a Railway, Tramway, Turnpike
Road, or Telegraph or Telephone Line;
the construction or improvement of a
Harbour, Canal, Lock, Dam, Slide, or
other like work; the granting of a right
of Ferry; the Incorporation of any -particular trade or calling, or of any Joint
Stock Company; or btherwise for granting to any individual or individuals any
exclusive or peculiar rights or privileges whatever, or for doing any matter or thing which ln its operation
would affect the rights or property of
other parties, or relate to any particular class of the. community, or for making any amendment of a like nature to
any former Act,—shall require a Notice, clearly and distinctly specifying
the nature and object of the application and, where the application refers
to any proposed work, indicating generally the location of the work, and signed
by or on behalf of the applicants, such
notice to be published as follows:—
In the British Columbia Gazette, and
in one newspaper published ln the District affected therein, then in a newspaper in the next nearest District in
which a newspaper is published.
Such notice shall be continued in each
case for a period of at least six weeks,
during the interval of time between the
close of the next preceding Session and
the consideration of the Petition, and
copies of such notice shall be sent by
the parties inserting such notice to the
Clerk of the House, to be filed amongst
the records of the Committee on Standing Orders.
57. No Petition for any Private Bill
shall be received by the House after the
first ten days of each Session, nor may
any Private Bill be presented to the
House after the first three weeks of
each Session, nor may any Report of
any Standing or Select Committee upon
a Private Bill be received after the first
four weeks of each Session, and no
Motion for the suspension or modification of this Rule shall be entertained
by the House until the same has been
reported on by the Committee on Standing Orders, or after reference mado
thereof at a previous sitting of the
House to the Standing Committee charged with consideration of Private Bills,
who shall report thereon to the House.
And If this Rule shall be suspended or
modified as aforesaid the promoters of
any Private Bill which is presented after the time hereinbefore limited, or for
which the Petition has been received
after the time herinbefore limited, shall
in either case pay double the fees required as herein mentiond, unless the
House shall order to the contrary. Any
person seeking to obtain any Private
Bill shall deposit with the Clerk of the
House, eight days before the opening of
the Session, a printed copy of such Bill,
a copy of the Petition to be presented
to the House, together with the notices
published. At the time of depositing
the Bill, the applicant shall also pay
to the Clerk of the House a sum of
three hundred dollars. If a copy of the
Bill, Petition and notices shall not have
been so deposited ln the hands of the
Clerk of the House at least eight days
before the opening of the Session, and
If the Petition has not been presented
within the first ten days of the Session,
the amount to be paid to the Clerk shall
be six hundred dollars. If the Bill shall
not pass second reading one-half of the
fees paid shall be returned.
60. Before any Petition, praying for
leave to bring In a Private Bill for the
erection of a Toll Bridge, is received
by the House, the person or persons
Intending to petition for such Bill shall,
upon giving the notice prescribed by
rule 59, also at the same time and In
the same manner, give notice of the
rates which they Intend to ask, the
extent of the privilege, the height of
the arches, the Interval between the
abutments or piers for the passage of
rafts and vessels, and mentioning also
whether they Intend to erect a draw
bridge or not, and the dimensions of the
same.
61. All Private Bills for Acts of Incorporation shall be so framed as to
incorporate by reference the clauses of
the General Acts relating to the details
to be provided for by such Bills:—Special grounds shall be established for any
proposed departure from this principle,
or for the introduction of other provisions as to such details, and a note
shall be appended to the BUI indicating
the provisions thereof ln which the General Act ls proposed to be departed
from. Bills which are not framed1 In
accordance with this Rule shall be recast by the promoters and re-prlnted
at their expense before any Committee
passes upon the clauses.
65. All Private Bills shall be prepared by the parties applying for the
same, and printed ln Small Pica type,
twenty-six ems by fifty ems, on good
paper, ln imperial octavo form, each
page when folded measuring 10% inches
by 7% inches. There shall be a marginal number every fifth line of each
page; the numbering of the lines ls
hot to run on through the Bill, but the
lines of each page are to be numbered
separately. Two hundred copies of each
Bill shall be deposited with the Clerk
of the House Immediately before the
first reading. If amendments are made
to any Bill during Its progress before
the Committee on Private Bills, or
through the House, such Bill shall be
reprinted by the promoters thereof.
By new Rule 66a, passed on the 2nd
April, 1901, (see Journals, 1901, pace
58), a model form of Railway Bill le
adopted.
By 65b all Bills to Incorporate or
amend Bills Incorporating railway companies are to be drawn in accordance
with  the Model Bill.
The provisions contained ln any Bill
which are not In accord with the Model
BUI shall be Inserted between brackets.
Any exceptional provisions that lt
may be proposed to insert In any such
Bill shall be clearly specified ln the
notice of application for the same.
Dated Sth November, 1901.
THORNTON FELL.
Dec. 12       Clerk, Legislative Assembly.
LAND REGISTRY  ACT.
In the matter of an Application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
26 of part of Sections  19 and  68
(Map 290) Victoria City.
NOTICE  ls  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 Certlflcate of Title to above land Issued to
Robert Henry Brown on the 12th  day
of January, 1892, apd numbered 13304a.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar-General.
Land  Registry  Office,  Victoria,   B.C.,
the 10th day of November, 1908.
Sidney Child, Solicitor for Applicant.
Nov. 14.
LICENSE   TO    AN    EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Canada:
Province of British Columbia.
No. 461.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the
"Westchester Flre Insurance Company"
Is authorized and licensed to carry on
business within the Province of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effect all
or ahy Of the objects -?ot ..the Company
to which the legislative authority of the
Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company Is
situate at the City of New York, State
of New York, U.S.A.
The amount of the capital' of the
Company ls three hundred thousand dollars, divided Into thirty thousand shares
of ten dollars each.
The head office of the Company ln this
Province is situate at Victoria, and
Edward Ernest Wootton, Barrister-at-
law, whose address Is Victoria aforesaid
is the attorney for the Company.
Given  under  my  hand  and  seal  of
office  at Victoria,  Province of British
Columbia, this second day of December,
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 insurances on dwelling houses,
stores, and all kinds of buildings, and
household furniture and other property,
against loss or damage by flre, lightning, wind storms or tornadoes, and
upon vessels, boats, cargoes, goods,
merchandise, freights and other property, against loss or damage by all or
any of the risks of lake, river, canal
and Inland navigation and transportation, and to effect re-insurance of any
risks taken by it,
Dec. 12
No. 367
CERTIFICATE   OF   THE REGISTRATION OF AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL
COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
I HEREBY CERTIFY that the "Hidden Creek Copper Company" has this
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial ompany under the "Companies' Act,
1897," 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, except the construction and working of
railways.
The head offlce of the ompany Is situate at the City of Seattle, King County, Washington.
The amount of the capital of tho
Company Is two million dollars, divided
Into four hundred thousand shares of
flve dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company In
this Province is situate at the City of
Victoria, and Henry Graham Lawson,
barrtster-at-law, whose address ls Victoria, B.C., Is the attorney for the Company. Not empowered to Issue and
transfer stock.
The time of the existence of tho Company ls fifty years, from March lst,
A.D. 1908.
The company ls limited.
Given under my hand and seal of
offlce at Victoria. Province of British
Columbia, this eleventh day of November, one thousand nine hundred and
eight.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this company
is established and registered are:
For mining, milling, mechanical, mercantile, wharflng and docking, Improvement and building purposes, and especially for.the transaction of the business of mining and extracting ores and
minerals, and the reduction of the same,
and the development of mineral producing properties, and to engage In every
species of trade or business incident to
the mining, extraction, reduction, smelting and refining of ores and minerals,
Including the purchase and sale thereof, with full power to do any act or
thing necessary, Incident to or demand
advisable in connection therewith.
To purchase, acquire, hold, tease, Dona,
mortgage, encumber, sell ana convey
mines and mining claims, mining property and mining rights and privileges
of every kind and from any source of
title whatever, and also to locate, appropriate, claim and acquire by patent
or otherwise, mining claims and mining
rights and privileges, Including mill
sites and water rights, from the United
States Government, and from any otnar
political authority, ln the manner provided by law.
To purchase or otherwise acquire, own,
hold, lease, mortgage, sell and convey
real property and any Interest therein,
and to develop and Improve the same
for Its own use, or for sale to others,
and to deal in real estate for profit.
To purchase or otherwise acquire, ana
to own, lease, sell and convey timber
lands and limits, and to acquire, build,
operate, lease and sell saw mills, logging railroads and other means or facilities for lumber transportation, and to
engage in the logging and lumber business, and to do any act or thing thereto
incidental, or deemed necessary or advisable to accomplish or promote the
same.  .
To charter,, hire, build, purchase, or
otherwise acquire, lease, maintain, operate, sell and dispose of steamboats,
barges, tugs, ships and other vessels,
and to employ same in the conveyance
of passengers, malls and merchandise of
all kinds; and to engage ln the transportation business .as a common carrier;
and to acquire, build, maintain, Improve,
manage, operate, sell and otherwise deal
ln wharves, piers, docks and landing*.
To purchase, hold, lease, encumber,
pledge, mortgage, sell aiid transfer personal property and choses in aetion of
every Kind arid description.
To negotiate, purchase or otherwise
acquire, discount, sell, endorse and deal
in mortgages, stocks, bonds, debenture!,
promissory, notes, warrants, and other
securities, bills of exchange, and otner
evidences of indebtedness.
To acquire, purchase, plat, .ease, 8011,
encumber, convey, or otherVrlse dispose
of townsites or towns and lots, block*
and subdivisions thereof, including tlie
right to enter townsites on public lands,
and to obtain title thereto according to
law.
To acquire, construct, equip, lease and
operate trams, tramways, waggon roads,
highways and private thoroughfares, and
any other device or equipment' for the
handling of ores or minerals, and of
supplies used in connection with mining
or the reduction of minerals.
To acquire, build, equip and operate
railway terminals, spurs, switches, aide
tracks and other appurtenances, and to
operate engines, cars and other equipment thereon by any kind of motive
power and to charge and collect compensation therefor. „
To construct and operate canals,
flumes and ditches, and to conduct the
business of furnishing a water supply
for domestic, manufacturing and other
purposes, and to colleot and enforce
tolls, rentals and other charges therefor.
To acquire, construct, equip and operate power plants, and plants to manufacture and develop electricity for light
and power and other useful purposes,
and to sell and supply the same to other
persons and corporations, and to charge
and collect tolls and rentals therefor,
and to apply for, purchase, or otherwise
acquire and own water records, and to
acquire and operate the business of a
power company.'
To accept and acquire franchises, aha
to own, operate, utilize, sell and dispose of the same.
To exercise the right of eminent domain for any corporate purpose.
To buy, sell, barter, exchange and deal
In all kinds of goods, wares and merchandise, both at wholesale and retail.
To buy and sell ores and gold dust
and minerals ln any form, and to deal
in the same as merchandise or for profit.
To subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, pledge, sell, dispose of, and deal ln the bonds and stocks
of this or other corporations, with full
power to vote such stock at corporate
meetings, either by its officers or by
proxy, and to exercise every, act and
power of ownership, therein by law permitted.
To receive consignments and to sell
goods on what ls known as a brokerage
or commission basis.
To do business on commission, and to
act as agent or attorney for other persons or corporations in any business
which this corporation might transact
for itself.
To acquire, construct and operate telephone and telegraph lines, and to receive and collect tolls, charges and rentals therefor.
To acquire by application, entry, purchase or otherwise, and to own, lease,
operate, sell and convey patents and
patent rights, copyrights, trade marks,
and licenses for any and all kinds of
Inventions, devices and Improvements.
, To borrow money, and to give security
therefor upon the property of the corporation by mortgage, pledge or otherwise, and to Issue bonds, debentures,
promissory notes, or other evidences of
Indebtedness, and to negotiate, endorse,
discount, transfer and deal in the same.
To loan money to other persons or
corporations, either as principal, agent
or broker and to negotiate loans and to
collect compensation therefor, and to receive and enforce security for the payment of the same by mortgage, pledge
or otherwise.
To do any act or thing in any manner connected with or deemed advisable
In the conduct ot any business herein
recited or that may be necessary or advisable to accomplish or promote the
same.
This corporation Is also formed to
transact business, and may execute any
and all of the powers herein mentioned,
outside of the State of Washington, ana
particularly in the Province of British
Columbia and elsewhere In the Dominion
of Canada, and wherever its interests or
business operations may require or render it advisable.
Nov. 21.
Swedish Massage
is excellent in all cases of muscular
RHEUMATISM and NERVOUS
TROUBLE.
G. BERGSTROM-BJORNFELT
Swedish Masseur.
Room a, Vernon Blk., Douglas St.
Phone 1629.   Tours, 1—6 p.m. 12
THE WB*K, SATURDAY DECEMBER 26, 1908,
Cin&erella,
1
I
■n
By J. H. M.
From the cinders and the cellar, little Ella, Cinderella,
Come away to the door, little Nell!
There's a big bassoon and a violincello;
Hark to the rhythmic swell!
(One two three, one two three, faintly and far
Ladies to dances and men to the war—
Slide a step, glide a step, swing as you are,
Choose a brave partner like young Lochinvar.)
Did you know you had another old godmother, fairy mother,
Who will help you tonight, little Nell?
With your two wicked sisters and not any brother,
Poor child—I must weave a spell!
(One two three, one two three, waves of my wand,
Dignity changes to silk as you stand!
Flowers and jewels in place of command!
Pumps to the little foot, gloves to the hand!)
Now, my posey, thou comparest with the rarest of the fairest!
Come and look in the glass, little Nell.
Not the lily or the rose in the wreath thou bearest
Is colored half so well..
(One and two, one and two, wave the wand twice!
Roll the round pumpkin—a coach in a trice!
One, two, three, one, two, three, wave the wand thrice!
Coachmen and footmen, from white rats and mice!)
So I speed you on your flight of delight through the night,
But bethink you of this, little Nell;
You must back to your home snug and tight
Before the midnight bell!
(One two three, one two three, twice three are six!
Six hours of happiness; then cut your sticks!
For if you linger another two ticks
Frolicsome fairies will play you bad tricks!)
From the early hour of seven to eleven all was Heaven
To the Belle of the Ball, little Nell—
For she danced with the Dukes of Argyll and Devon
And a lot of Middies as well!
(One two three, four five six, right down the page
Programme all .filled by Knight, Captain and Sage.
Then comes Prince Charming, with "May I engage
"All of these extras"?—and the bad sisters rage!)
Dazzled with the lights agleaming, and all seeming more like
dreaming
Than awake to the world, little Nell
Sprang from the Prince and fled, half screaming
When the clock began to tell
(One two three, four five six, seven eight nine,
Like Roger de Coverley she speeds down the line!
Ten and eleven—Past the hall porter's shrine!
Twelve! Midnight! and gone is the raiment so fine!)
As she vanished from the dancing and romancing of his
glancing
Prince Charming pursued little Nell:
And out on the porch by good luck chancing
Found her shoe—a crystal shell!
(One and two, one and two, buckle my shoe!
Fairies are fairies, but dreams may come true!
Prince sends the Bellman with great Cry and Hue!
"Ladies with small feet will keep them on view"!
All the Ladies are adorning in the morning at this warning
Save only the lonely little Nell:
Whom the haughty sisters forbid with scorning
In their boudoir to dwell.
t.i*~
(One, two three, four five six, seven or eight?
What was their shoe size?   The tale does not state!
But one wicked sister did her toe amputate
In bootless endeavour a Princeling to mate!)
I
So the Prince with great unease to his knees tried to squeeze    ^
Every foot into thy shoe, little Nell! I
Till he saw in the kitchen, shelling peas f>
His heart's own damosel! &
I
(One two three, one two three, wedding bells ring! |
Nell will be Queen when Prince Charming is King! 35
Fairy Godmother has gone off to bring ^
More white mice and pumpkins—the charming old thing! |
It would surely spoil this pretty little -ditty to be witty |
Or to moralise on little Nell. |;
But in cottage or in castle, fairyland or common city |
In this season of Noel |>
It is well if one remembers as December's fading embers &
Hear the old year's dying knell ^
That in families with Godmothers all the well behaved young    |
members W.
Seek their couches sharp at Twel'l |
(One two three, one two three, hours small and wee |>
With little ladies awake don't agree. <j>
Keep the red roses as long as may be— §
Sleep—and tomorrow Prince Charming you'll see!) |
An Official Organ.
The District Ledger, published at
Fernie, is the official organ of the
Miners' Union and in its editing and
general get up would be a credit to
any city in British Columbia. The
management displays consideration to
its readers in providing good paper,
good type and expert workmanship.
The amount of advertising matter
carried would seem to indicate that
labor is appreciated. Furthermore
the editor shows considerable broad-
mindedness in the platform advocated
and in the support accorded to a re
presentative citizens platform for the
City Council. It goes without saying
that Bill Tuttle has made good with
the working men, and that he is likely to be Mayor of Fernie as long as
he wishes. The Week could wish
that it were illegal to publish any
paper inferior in get up and general
appearance to the District Ledger,
A au* _t swrety ia a Soy roxevw
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OB XJUKOU BEAUXmaB
Purines as well as BMUtiflei the Skla.
No other cosmetic will do it.
Removes Tan, Pimples, Freckles, Moth
Patches, Rash and Skin diieaies, and
every blemish on beauty, and defies detection. It has stood the test of «0
years; no other bas, and ls ss harm-
leas*—we taste lt to be sure lt is properly made. Accept no counterfeit of
similar name. The distinguished Dr: L.
A. Sayre said to a lady of the haut-ton
(a patient). "As you ladles will use
them, I recommend 'Qourand's Cream' aa
tha least harmful ot all the Skin preparations."
For sale by all druffiats and Fancy
Goods Dealers.
SOintAUB'B OWVBMTAX, XOXBEX
rows jib
For Infants and adults. Exquisitely perfumed. Relievei Skin Irritations, cures
Sunburn and renders an excellent complexion.
Brio* H cntf, »y Mall.
aotnu.vD-s vovsaa mmi
Removes superfluous Hair.
Friee 91.0-S, by mail.
nu. t. morxura, nop.,
S7 Breat Urn— at,        B«w Ton
AT  HENDERSON  BROS
Wholesale Distributors.
Yaaeewrer ama Tletorte. B.B.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 28,
Henry B. Harris presents
ROSE   STAHL
in
"THE   CHORUS   LADY,"
A comedy by James Forbes.
Exactly as presented in New York
for one year.
Prices—50c, 75c, $1.00 and $2.00.
Seats Friday, Dec. 25.
WEEK DECEMBER 21.
The New Grand
SULLIVAN 4 CONSIDINE,    Proprietor*.
M.nat.m.nt of ROBT. JAMIESON.
The Greatest Feature Act of
Modern Vaudeville
MLLE. JOYCE GRAY
In Her Own Original Version of
the
Salome Dance.
STEPHEN  GRATTAN  &  CO.,
Presenting the Unique Comedietta
"Locked Out at 3 a.m."
EARL GIRDELLER
Assisted by the Sensational Canine
Quartette.
MARGARET SEVERANCE
& CO.
In "Nowadays."
EMERSON and VANHORN
Eccentric Musical  Sketch.
THOS. J. PRICE, Song Illustrator
NEW MOVING PICTURES
"Nobleman's   Rights   in  the   16th
Century."
"Student's Jokes."
OUR OWN ORCHESTRA
M. Nagel, Director.
Yours for a Happy New Year
Pelee Island Poit Wine, per bottle...     50c
Native Port, per bottle    35c
California Port, per bottle    50c
Spanish Port (Lyons), per bottle  ...:.... $1.00
Old Spanish Port (Lyons), per bottle  >_ $1.50
White Port, per bottle $1,50
California Sherry, per bottle    50c
Spanish Sherry, per bottle  $1.00
Fine Old Sherry, per bottle .$1.50
Blue Funnel Scotch Whiskey, per bottle  $1.25
Glenlivet Scotch Whiskey, per bottle     85c
Strathville Scotch, per bottle    90c
Spey Royal Scotch Whiskey, per bottle  ..$1.25
Watson's Scotch Whiskey, per bottle  $1.00
Rum, per bottle $1,00 and     75c
Gilbey's White Rum, per bottle  $1.00
French Brandy, per bottle, $1.25 and  $1.00
DIXI H. ROSS CO.
Tels. 52, 1052 and 1590.   Up-to-date Grocers.   1317 Government St.
f
The Silver Spring
Brewery, Ld,
Under New Management
Brewers of High (Grade English Ale
and Stout.
Tate's Celebrated Ale.
The Silver Spring Brewery, Limited, has purchased the old
establisshed business of the Messrs. Fairall and is now prepared
to do a large domestic and export trade. THE HIGHEST
GRADE MALT AND HOPS ARE USED BY US.
Phone 893
VICTORIA, B. C.
Victoria Fuel Co.
PHONE 1377
You want the best Coal, the "Burn all" kind, absolutely free
from Slate, Stones and Klinkers.
We are Sole Agents for The South Wellington Coal Mines
Company (Ltd.).
THIS COAL is admitted by all to be the finest Domestic Coal
mined.
We give 5 per cent off for spot cash with the order.   Let Us
know if you want it quick.
VICTORIA FUEL COMPANY
PHONE 1377 618 TROUNCE AVE.
DAYS
ARE
ALWAYS
HERE
Write me for 1908
Catalogue
Cockburn's Art Gallery
(Successors to WILL MARSDEN) PHONE 1933
665 Granville Street,      Vancouver, B. C.

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