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The Week
A British Colombia Newspaper and Review,
PiMIshod at Victoria, B. e.
HALL Sf WALKER
Agents
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
Vol. 10.   No. 7
Tenth Year
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1912
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
THE GIANT AWAKE—A few years
ago, when the Oriental question began to be a live issue in Canadian
politics, and some irresponsible politicians
spoke contemptuously of the Eastern races,
a few wiseacres shook their heads and said,
'Wait a bit. You don't know these people.
Japan is an alert stripling, full of juvenility
and aggressiveness. China is a giant
asleep." Almost on the words came a rude
awakening for those who had belittled
[apan. At a single stride the subjects of the
vlikado emerged from comparative obscur-
ty to the front rank of a world-power, and
n the process annihilated the fleet aiid
whipped the army of one of the greatest
powers. Today Japan is settling down to
he work of governing along the most ad-
anced methods of Western civilization, and
to account can be taken of the future, which
loes not concede that empire an influential
•osition. And now the giant is awake, and
twake with a vengeance. Not yet, as
mart penny-a-liners predicted, to over-run
'he Western world as a "yellow peril," but
o set an example to the whole world how
0 transform a venerable autocracy into a
republic, almost by a stroke of the pen,
almost without the shedding of a drop of
ilood, and, most marvellous of all, with the
icquiescence of a ruling dynasty which has
jeen firmly seated on the throne for three
undred years. Whatever else this remarkable episode illustrates, it must be taken
s proof positive of the strength of char-
icter with which the most populous race in
he world is gifted, and surely demonstrates
he possession of diplomatic power of the
lighest order. But less curiosity centres in
he fait accompli than in the future of the
gvtsX Chinese Republic. We have now
our hundred million people, emancipated
from the thralldom of an oligarchy, enjoy-
ng for the first time in their history the
freedom of constitutional democratic government, at liberty to elect their own repre-
entatives, and through them to voice the
)opular demand in a country which has
leretofore been ruled exclusively by a
nireaucracy of the most eclectic type. The
new republic will have many problems to
solve, not the least formidable of which
will spring from the dense ignorance of the
preponderant mass of the people. But
there are compensating characteristics of
the Chinese race which should make for a
peaceful solution of these problems, and it
must never be forgotten that the nation is
the custodian of the most ancient forms of
philosophy known in the world, and has an
educated upper class, possibly more highly
cultured than the leaders of thought in any
other country. The interest centres on the
policy which the new republic will adopt,
whether one of expansion or of internal
development. If the latter, then the world
may breathe easily for a time. If the former, then a race so reflective, so patient, so
impassive, and so determined, will have to
>e reckoned with in the not distant future.
While it is impossible not to view with satisfaction the emancipation of so historic an
empire, it cannot be doubted that this very
emancipation may add to the responsibilities and anxieties of all the Great Powers.
TWO NOTABLE UTTERANCES
—On Wednesday afternoon Premier McBride, in addressing the
Legislative Assembly, spoke on two subjects
of the highest importance. He reported the
success of his Government in paving the
way for a satisfactory entente with the
Dominion Government on the subject of
"Better Terms" and "Asiatic Immigration."
These may be regarded as the two great
questions of policy which have engaged the
attention of the Provincial Government
since Mr. McBride first assumed the reins
of office. Other important matters, sucli
as railway construction, gigantic though
they may be, are more a matter of domestic
concern. But these two questions are on a
higher plane, and involve matters of principle. With reference to the former, it was
always contended by the Liberal Press that
Mr. McBride was only making it a political
football. All that The Week has to say on
this point is that if that was his object, he
worked a great deal harder than was necessary. As a matter of fact, he has always
had a clear-cut policy on this subject. He
has never wavered in his determination to
fight it to a finish, in spite of the sneering
application of the term, he carried it literally to "the foot of the throne" where he
succeeded in balking Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
When the Liberals were defeated it was said
that the matter would be dropped. Mr.
Borden, at any rate, would never be
troubled with it, but one of the first things
Mr. McBride did, was to renew his demands at Ottawa; and now, to the mortification of the Liberal Press in general and
the Victoria Times in particular, he is able
to announce that Mr. Borden has agreed
to the appointment of a Royal Commission
to investigate the claims of B. C. to more
favourable fiscal treatment, with the promise to implement the recommendations of
the Commission. If this is not satisfactory
to the Liberal Press it is highly satisfactory
to the people of British Columbia, which,
as everyone knows, is a very different thing
at present. On the subject of Asiatic Immigration, Mr. McBride's negotiations have
been equally successful. He has secured an
undertaking from Mr. Borden that whenever the subject is being dealt with by the.
Dominion Government, the Government of
B. C. shall be consulted. This means that
nothing will be done without opportunity
being afforded for the wishes of the Province to be expressed, and it would be
illogical to assume that any other result
would follow than the adoption of a policy
in line with the views of the Province most
directly affected. In making this announcement to the House, Mr. McBride reiterated
in the most emphatic manner his adherence
to the policy which he has always advocated of a "white" British Columbia and
a "white" Canada, and there was not a
little significance in his statement that what
Australasia and Natal had done without injury to the Empire could surely be done
by Canada. Once again The Week cannot
refrain from saying that if this is-not satisfactory to the Liberal Press, that circumstance only tends to accentuate still further
how widely it is out of touch with the public
sentiment of the country.
THE SIEVE ON THE HILL—The
Week is fairly tired of referring to
Smith's Hill Reservoir, but in
view of the occurrences of the present week, the subject cannot be ignored.
The Week was the first paper to
point put the defective workmanship in
this reservoir, and to specify in what respect
it was defective. It expresesd the opinion
at that time that from $35,000 to $40,000
would be required to put it right, and it
advocated a system which would have rendered it water-tight for all time. The Morley Council adopted a policy of tinkering,
which did little or no good. Then it proposed a policy of painting, which, however,
some kind fate saved it from perpetrating.
Finally it fell back on Mr. Tnomas Stedham, a contractor who had failed to make
good on the Dallas Road Sea Wall, and
who had to be replaced as manager of that
• work. Mr. Stedham undertook to make the
reservoir practically water-tight and to
build a partition wall across it, for the sum
of $19,000. The work was to have been
completed within thirty days. It is now
sixty. The work is not half done; the con-
li actor has been discharged on the recommendation of a competent engineer; it is
doubtful if the work actually done is worth
a cent, and it is certain that it is not in
any particular according to specification.
Moreover, the contractor has received some-
think like $5,000, and for all practical purposes the City gets nothing. If Mr. Thompson of Seattle had not been engaged, and if
he had not been a competent, honest, and
fearless man, the contractor might have
gone on tinkering for months. The Week
does not hesitate to say that there has been
culpable negligence. The men directly responsible are the inspectors, who were entrusted with the work of seeing that the
contractor lived up to his specifications.
They have not done it. Indirectly the blame
rests on the City Engineer, who seems to
suppose that his responsibility ended when
he had appointed inspectors, and who failed
to exercise that general supervision which
would easily have enabled him to detect
the bad work. Now that the City Council
know the facts, and will be sustained in
any action they may see fit to take by the
report of Mr. Thompson, public opinion will
demand that they put an end to such tomfoolery as has been practiced in connection
with Smith's Hill Reservoir, however drastic the necessary steps may be.
COMING ELECTION—The Victoria
Times is sitting up all night to worry
itself about the coming election. In
fact worry about elections is a chronic condition with that paper. It has achieved a
remarkable record for predicting when Provincial elections will not take place. However, it is probably within the mark when
it suggests that there may be one before the
end of the present year. No doubt it is
worrying on general principles, because it
knows perfectly well that the McBride administration is safely entrenched, and can
reasonably look forward to many years of
service. But is is worrying particularly because it professes to have found out
that the Government is legislating and
manoeuvring and doing all the things that
governments are in the habit of doing, in
order to ensure another term. That is surely something to wonder at! But The Week
ventures to suggest that the Times has overshot the mark a little in one respect. It
thinks that Mr. McBride's chief anxiety is
to elihiinate the modicum of opposition
which exists in the present House, and to
come back without a solitary opponent, of
course always excepting the Socialist members. The Week knows as little about Mr
McBride's personal wishes in this matter
as the Times, but ventures to doubt whether
the leader of an Opposition House reclines
on a bed of roses The Week is not alone
in its opinion that the House would be
better constituted with a "de facto" Opposition. It may be heresy to say so, because
the ambition of party leaders to gain every
seat they can is universally recognized.
Still, The Week believes in honest criticism
and believes in the value and importance
of an effective Opposition. It is not necessary to suggest all the reasons why this is
so. Some of them lie on the surface and
some do not, but while there can be no
question of the triumphant return of Mr.
McBride's administration, whenever he sees
fit to appeal to the country, it would not
be a matter of unmixed regret if half a
dozen capable men were found on the Opposition benches to voice the opinions of
those who think that no Government is
absolutely perfect, however good it may be.
LIQUOR ACT—Even the Victoria
Times admits that Mr. Bowser's
Liquor Act is an effective piece of
legislation, and it is driven to the somewhat vapid criticism that it centralizes power
in the hands of the Attorney-General and
his agents. Of course the corollary to this
is that the power will be used for political
purposes, but that is the usual vagary of the
Times. Tliere is an old adage about not
looking a gift horse in the mouth, and most
people are content to know that under the
new Liquor Act drunkenness has greatly
diminished and law-breakers have received
exemplary punishment. All impartial observers admit that Mr. Bowser's Liquor
Act has done more for the cause of Temperance than Local Option, the Scott Act,
Prohibition, or any similar class of legislation could have done. The amendments
now proposed are as admirable and will be
as effective as any of the standing clauses
of the Act. They are being introduced as
a result of a year's experience of its working, and as they are calculated to put an
end to the most objectionable practise of
"boot-legging" and to render effective the
"interdict" clauses,- it will be seen that they
touch two vital points, and if successful in
achieving their purpose, will lay the Province under a further debt of obligation to
Mr. Bowser. It will take a great deal
more than ill-natured snarling to turn him
aside from his avowed purpose of advancing the cause of Temperance in a just and
reasonable manner.
SIR EDWARD GREY, K.G.—Not
since the days of the great Horace
Walpole has a Garter been conferred
upon a Commoner. This makes the action
of King George in conferring the Garter
available through the death of the Duke of
Fife on Sir Edward Grey all the more
notable. To know Sir Edward Grey is to
admire, to respect and to love him. He has
a brilliant intellect, a sound judgment, and
just that touch of aloofness which has distinguished so many great Englishmen. Although comparatively young, he has long
since attained to the class of public men
who are both brilliant and safe. His one
weakness as a leader is that he has little
aggressiveness, and it is not quite certain
that he loves fighting. Still, whatever the
future may have in store for him he will
always fill a foremost position in the councils of the Empire.
AT THE ARENA—Ice hockey continues to forge its way to the front
as the most popular claimant for
public favour. At the championship match
between Victoria and Vancouver, a week
yesterday, the Arena was practically sold
out except for a few boxes, and it is safe
to say that no such crowd has ever before
been gathered in a Victoria building. The
most pleasing feature of the matter is not
merely that people go to the matches but
that they become enthusiastic and take the
keenest possible interest in the proceedings.
Everything conspires to render championship hockey matches the pride ancl sensation of tlie season. The speed of the game,
the high pitch of excitement among players
and spectators, the keen rivalry of the
teams, the skill and gracefulness of the
play, all combine to produce exhilaration
and delight. Ice hockey is doing great
things for Victoria, and there should not
be a vacant seat at the remaining matches
of the season. With Victoria in the lead
and the team going strong, there is no reason why the championship should not come
to the Capital City.
THE MORNING SUN—The Morning Sun, a new Liberal paper, has
been published this week in Vancouver. It is an interesting, newsy, well-
arranged sheet, and if the standard of the
first few issues can be maintained, it is well
worth the modest subscription rate of $3 a
year Assuming that Vancouver wanted a
Liberal paper, there was certainly a good
opening. The men in charge of The Morning, Sun are recognized stalwarts of the
Liberal Party, and can be counted on to do
their duty. There is this advantage about
The Morning Sun tbat it will not "wobble,"
and as it is typographically a credit to the
producers, it shpuld meet with the success
which its initial issues deserve. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1912
An old writer once said that there
was a time for everything. A modern
writer has said that there is a place
for everything. Now, according to a
popular dramatist, if you get the time,
the place, and the girl you have that
happy conjunction whicli is supposed
to work out ideally. But suppose
there is no girl and instead, a kennel
of yelping curs. Suppose the place is
an improvised domicile in close proximity to a business office, and finally
suppose the time is not as it should
be, casual or periodic, but uninter-
mittent, then I venture to think that
you have a conjunction which not
even Omar Khayyam could have
rhapsodized about. Such a conclusion
is so inevitable that I am not at all
surprised that the office staff of a
well known business house, not a
thousand miles from the old Alexandra Club finds a canine menagerie
to be a distraction. I have been asked
to voice the grievance ancl feel sure
that this not very specific reference
will be effective, because I know that
the men whi^own the dogs are "good
sports."
*   *   *
1 was stopped on the street on
Tuesday by a we'1 known man about
town, who wished to compliment The
Week on the very marked benefits resulting from its campaign against the
loose conduct of some of the restaurants in town. His identical words
were, "You tell your editor that if he
never does anything else worth mentioning, he has made the  Grill
respectable. I can now take my wife
and daughters to supper. A month
ago I couldn't." My reply was, "That's
all very well, but the kind of thing
complained of is very much like mud,
if you squeeze it out of your hand
it oozes between your fingers, and I
am very much afraid it is simply a
case of displacement." Still, the great
thing is to get it out of the show
window, for there can be no question
that the bulk of the harm done by
loose conduct is due to the example
it sets and the innate imitative faculty with which nature has endowed
young people.
*   *   *
A kindred subject to the last one
touched upon has been brought to the
public notice this week by the prosecution of a certain hotel on a charge
of using the premises for improper
purposes. The case fell through owing to that "bete noir" of public prosecutors, "the lack of conclusive evidence," but the settlement was obviously a compromise and the remarks of the Magistrate left no doubt
in thc public mind that he considered
the case a suitable one to have been
brought into court. The grounds on
which he dismissed it were clearly set
forth. He said that the evidence was
such as would not have secured a
conviction before the jury, a circumstance of which, with the utmost fairness, he proceeded to give the defendant the benefit. All the same he
ordered a housecleaning and suggested that it should be thorough. I know
a good deal more about this house
than I care to say, because I happened to be acquainted with a young
fellow who owes his downfall very
largely to what took place within its
walls recently;: I therefore speak
whereof I know, when I say that the
housecleaning is badly needed and it
cannot be too prompt or too thorough. I also wish to say in this connection that tiie proprietor, who, I
understand, is not a Canadian, has had
some experience in San Francisco or
Los Angeles, and supposed that the
Victoria standard was about the same.
It is about time he took a tumble to
himself and realized the difference.
My old friend the interdict has been
having the stage almost to himself
this week. He has figured before the
Police Commissioners, before, the City
Council, before the Committee at the
House, and before the House itself.
It is rather a strange irony of fate
that a waif and stray of such individual unimportance should be considered worthy of so much attention.
Indeed, I venture to suggest that it
is one of the most hopeful signs of
the times, and now that the interdict
is being treated as an unfortunate
weakling, instead of a hardened criminal, I venture to think there is some
hope for his redemption. I have never
forgotten that poem which I read as
a bo'y, although I am not clear today
as to who wrote it. I have a vague
notion it may have been Tom Hood,
but the title has remained with me,
"Poor Tom, a City Waif." In those
days the case of Tom was regarded
as hopeless. He was looked upon as
just so much lost humanity, down
and out, to stretch out a helping hand
to whom was wasted energy. But
then in those days insane persons
were regarded as "de trop," and the
most suitable treatment that which
culminated in the shortest time. Today insanity is neither a crime nor a
detestation, but a disease which in
most cases may be either cured or
ameliorated, and the humane methods
of treatment such as that followed at
Coquitlam are achieving marvellous
results. Who knows what may happen to the interdict? Tt only needs
a little firmness and a little kindness
combined. First we had the firmness without the kindness, and the interdict showed he had some backbone by summoning up sufficient determination and cunning to dodge the
law. Then we went to the other extreme and had the kindness without
the firmness, which threw the interdict on his own resources and found
him too weak to resist. Now we are
to have the kindness and the firmness working together, and with some
knowledge of the subject I venture to
predict that in a very few years honest administration of the new law will
remove seventy-five per cent, of the
interdicts from the list. I am particularly glad that the Attorney-General
is making it an offense against the
law for an interdict to be allowed on
licensed premises. That has been the
weakness hitherto. The only way to
avoid temptation is not to go where
it is, and thc only way to prevent
that is to punish the saloon-keeper
who harbours the interdict, and at the
same time compel the latter to share
the responsibility.
*   * . *
Three cheers for Smith's Hill Reservoir, but with respect to Mr.
Thomas Stedham, erstwhile contractor and contractor's manager, I am
afraid I cannot join in the chorus,
"For he's a jolly good fellow!" I
think Smith's Hill Reservoir is a
thousand times worse than a white
elephant and a thousand times worse
to get over than the Pons Asinorum.
What amuses me is that no contractor
seems able to do good work there,
that no inspector seems able to detect bad work, and that no city engineer seems able to find out what is
going on until it is too late. It is
really the funniest thing in municipal errors that I have, ever known,
and so simple withal. A contract calls
for an inch of cement and an inspector allows an average of half an inch.
A contract calls for rocks not exceeding eight inches in a concrete wall,
and an inspector allows rocks of
twenty inches. Now in a rock the
difference between these dimensions
is as five to one, and yet the inspector does not wear spectacles and is
supposed to have a good eyesight.
Moreover, I am credibly informed
that he is furnished with a measuring tape by the Engineering Department entirely free of charge. Then I
read that the concrete has been allowed to run through the moulds and
spread itself on the bottom of thc
reservoir, leaving apertures in the
wall through whicii rats could run.  Itj
was suggested that this was a source
of weakness, but I. am now told that
it was done purposely in order to
furnish a relief weir for the water,
otherwise the pressure would have
carried the wall away. One would
have thought that this weakness
could have been overcome by building a thicker wall, still it is well
known that on all engineering matters authorities differ, and the rat-burrowing system may be the newest
and best, although I doubt it. Possibly, my editor will have something
to say on this subject, but in case he
should overlook one point, I would
venture to suggest that the ratepayers
are interested in this perpetual money
waster and that however highly they
may appreciate the rat system in a
classical poem they will hardly appreciate the connection between a rat-
riddled reservoir and a rat-ridden
town, especially as they have to pay
the piper.
I want to say a word on a gruesome subject and my only apology is
that I believe I was the first to draw
attention to the matter four or five
years ago.   I refer to the encroachment of the sea on Ross Bay Cemetery  and  the  interference  with   the
graves.   I admit that there has been
a little  exaggeration in  saying that
a  hundred  and  fifty bodies,  or  any
such number, have been washed out
to sea during the storms.    But having constantly visited the shore skirting Ross Bay, I can vouch for the
fact that the  remains  of  scores  of
bodies had been washed out of the
graves during the last four or five
years.   As there have been few interments in this part of the Cemetery
for many years past, it is quite understandable that the remains consisted
entirely of bones, and time and time
again after a storm I have seen bones
lying at the foot of the embankment,
others   lodged   half-way   down,   and
some  exposed    from    the    sides  of
graves which  had been opened.      I
only refer to tllis matter in order to
emphasize the scandal which has existed and which is now being remedied.   In this connection I would like
to say a word about the very import
ant letter of Mr. Justice Gregory pro
testing against the removal of any
more remains without the consent of
the representatives of the families interested, or otherwise the alternative
of special permissive legislation.    It
is  hardly necessary to say that the
learned Judge is correct and that it
is a gross breach of the law to remove any of these remains without
consent.    There are many people in
Victoria who can bear me out in the
statement that nothing is more difficult in the Old Country than to obtain such permission.    I well recall
an  instance  in   Birmingham  twenty
years ago when the L. & N. W. Railway Co. wanted to disturb a portion
of a cemetery in order to widen their
railway into New Street Station. They
had to get special legislation.    They
had   to    purchase   a    new    burying
ground.   The contents of each grave
had to be carefully removed and preserved  intact,  and  re-interred  in   a
similar relative position to the other
graves,  with  the   original   headstone
restored.   In fact when the work was
completed it had  cost in the neighbourhood of two hundred thousand
pounds and furnished an exact duplicate of the original burying ground.
I would not   advocate   such drastic
measures in the present instance, but
the necessary work should be done
after proper permission and always in
a reverent manner.
O&i
T<-^yf.
J Royal Drink
OLD BANFF
SCOTCH
JAS. SIMPSON, Distiller
B. C. Agency, 1205 Langley
Street
Phone 288 Victoria, B. C.
The Verdict of
the Jury
Composed of some of the most celebrated doctors
and scientists was to the effect that "Carnegie's
Swedish Porter holds the first place among the
various Malt Tonics to be found on the market."
It is an ideal "builder up," giving renewed strength
to the weak and greater vigor to the brain worker.
As you take your daily glass of Carnegie you will
feel yourself getting stronger, and experience a
delicious increase of vigor and vitality. It aids
digestion and makes rich blood. Carnegie's Porter
can be obtained at any hotel or bar. Get it for
home use from your dealer. Only in bottles, but
"splits" if preferred.
PITHER & LEISER
Victoria
Wholesale Agents for B. C.
Vancouver *
Nelson
JAMES BUCHANAN & CO., by Royal Appointment
Purveyors to H. M. King George the V and the Royal Household.
Distillers of the popular
"Black & White" Scotch Whisky
Unsurpassed in Purity, Age and Flavor
All Dealers
"Cafe des Invalides"
The Famous Coffee
This famous coffee can be freely used by persons who are fond of
coffee and to whom ordinary coffee is forbidden. Try it, you will
appreciate it on account of its fine flavour and entire absence of any
after effects Per Tin 6oc
Ask Your Doctor
About "Brusson Gluten Food Products."   Many people find them very
beneficial.   Especially recommended for the treatment of Obesity,
Diabetes, or Indigestion.   We have Gluten Bread, Gluten Semolina,
Gluten Noodles, Gluten Macaroni and Gluten Pates.
H. 0. Kirkham & Co., Ltd.
Grocery Store
Tels. 178, 179
741, 743, 745 Fort Street
Butcher Shop
Tel. 3678
Liquor Store
Tel. 3677
Ball Room Footwear
For Men and Women
You havc tried the rest,
now try the best.
You will find tliat we havc the best
in evening slippers that the market
affords. It matters not whether it is
patents, suedes, velvets, vici kid or
satins, black or in colors, pumps or
strap slippers, Cuban or French heels,
wc have them in such an abundance
as to please the most critical eye. Wc
are prepared to color your satin slip-
!)ers to match thc gown. We can also
it your evening slippers with a handsome carriage boot that eliminates a
change of footwear at the ballroom.
For the Gentlemen we have just received a shipment of patent calf English court pumps that surpass all previous showings for style and excellence.
Mail Orders filled same day received
H. B. Hammond Shoe Go,
Sole   Agents   Broadwalk   Skuffers   for
Children
Hanan & Son, Wichert & Gardiner,
N.Y.   , N.Y.
Pemberton  Building,   621   Fort  Street
Holly
Trees
4000 well cultivated, repeatedly transplanted Trees
to choose from, large and small, some varigated
leaved, many full of fine, red berries.
Plant Hollies for Ornament _t Profit
Layritz Nurseries
Care" Road Victoria, B. C THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 191?
COMING ATTRACTIONS
.BRUARY   ao-
The Musical Comedy, "The Red Rose"
BRUARY   26—
The Aborn Opera Co., in "The Bohemian
I j Girl"
IbRUARY   ag—
i Get-Rich-Quick   Wallingford"
Ille. Narelle and John McCormack
!)n Monday evening, February the
|h, the Ladies' Musical Society and
advance notices of John McCor
:;k, Irish tenor, "the greatest tenor
lhe world" perhaps, except possibly
[Uso, packed the Victoria Theatre.
concert was a  huge  success, if
iiess   be  measured   by  the  recog-
fc'd standard of the New World—
trerne. Vaudeville has its ups and
downs, and this weeks sees one of
the latter. The first turn is by far
the best and Lew Palmore with his
"boomerang" hats certainly scored
heavily and one would have expected
to see him winding up a first-class
show instead of introducing a third-
rate one. He was followed by Melia
& Fernand Dorys, advertised as from
the Opera Ballet, Paris. Their act
may or may not have beeu technically excellent, but the fact remains
that it entirely failed to please a Victoria audience and on Wednesday
night the deadly silence which greeted the conclusion was appalling. Adler   &   Arline   were   just   sufficiently
the part of Cinderella in the pantomime of that name. The setting, acting and photographing were all of
the best .and it is safe to say that
the many who were attracted to the
house by the huge poster announcing the event, left more than satisfied
with what they had seen.
The Majestic Theatre
The piece de resistance this week
at the Majestic has most certainly
been the magnificent representation
of the Battle of Trafalgar which was
presented on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Every detail was
most distinct, and the whole panorama was awe-inspiring. The Death
of Nelson was treated in a most re-
ZOE BARNETT AS THE BRIDE, AND THE BRIDESMAIDS IN THE BIG MUSICAL SUCCESS    THE RED ROSE,"
VICTORIA THEATRE, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th
box-office receipts. From an ar-
|ic standpoint it might have been
Itter and it might have been worse.
te honours were carried off by Miss
lirelle, who was an incomparably
|er artist than McCormack, al-
_>ugh she had an inferior voice.
le sang with a verve, a finish, and
faultless production to which he did
It attain. The "great lyric tenor"
Ihieved a popular success, by dint
I singing a programme composed al-
Ist entirely of simple Irish ballads.
Is two incursions into grand opera
failed the tenors of the Lambardy
lera Company with disastrous re-
Its to Mr. McCormack. Still, it is
Jfhaps not fair to criticize him from
Is standpoint as he is purely and
(iply a lyric tenor. His voice is
[e and sweet; it is not particularly
long, and his top notes are decided-
[weak and have a tendency to bene falsetto. There is more than a
Ingestion that he may develop into
Ifreak tenor. However, the audi-
Le seemed pleased; it was just the
Id of simple love-song programme
\t all young people like and think
greatest thing in the world, and
IMr. McCormack looked strong and
llthy, there is no reason why he
buld not for many years bring tears
(the eyes of susceptible ladies and
pesick swains while he sings of the
liulations of love-makers in the Dis-
Issful Isle.
The Empress Theatre
tompared with thc offering of last
[ek, that which has been presented
I crowded houses during the current
l»en clays has been feeble in the ex-
amusing to provoke an occasional
laugh, though that was caused for
the most part by their by-play and
not by their act. At the same time
Mr. Adler has a useful gift of animal
noise imitation. The distinguished
character comedian, Lew Welch &
Co., put on about the most uninteresting and worst acted comedy playlet that the writer has ever had the
misfortune to witness. The lady
lacked elocution, the hero was unsympathetic and Lew Welch was anything but a Jew comedian. The bill
was relieved by the appearance of
Leo Beers at the piano whose songs,
patter and illustrative music were
amusing. Another dancing act by the
Original Society Texas Tommy Dancers  concluded  the   performance.
The Crystal Theatre
Seldom has the writer seen a more
dainty and perfect set of films than
those which appeared at the Crystal
at the beginning of the week when
Miss   Mabel   Taliaferro  appeared   in
verent manner and the production
could not fail to serve as a lesson
in patriotism to all those who witnessed it.
Romano's Theatre
There has been a plentiful variety
of comedy, drama and instruction at
the Government Street house this
week, and the bill-boards which have
been displayed outside have in no
wise deceived those who have been
thereby attracted within. A big feature of Romano's is the orchestra and
during the past week it has been more
than playing up to its usual standard.
The Red Rose
Not since the days of "Florodora"
has there been a musical comedy with
a score so popular as that of "The
Red Rose," which comes to the Victoria Theatre on Tuesday, February
20. There are twenty-two numbers in
it and every one appears to appeal
to the individual taste of some portion of the audience. The composer,
(Continued on Page g)
Miss Constance Bromley
Late of Academy of Dramatic Art, London W.
Begs to announce her FIRST RECITAL, in the Alexandra Club,
at 8.30 p.m. on
Monday, February the 19th, 1912
Scenes will be given from
"The Taming of the Shrew" and "The School for Scandal"
In Costume
In addition a Miscellaneous Programme, by various popular Victoria
Artistes
ALL   SEATS  ONE  DOLLAR
Tickets may be obtained at Campbell's  Drug Store,  corner  Fort
and Douglas Streets.
The Crystal Theatre
Broad Street
The Largest, Best Furnished and Most
Comfortable Picture Theatre
in the City
Watch Jor Constant Improvements in Appointments and Service.
Majestic
Theatre
The latest ancl best Motion
Pictures,   Funny   Comedies,
Western     Plays,     Thrilling
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Splendid Modern Dramas
Pictures    changed    Monday,
Wednesday, Friday
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Continued Performance
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The Bijou
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One of the largest Picture Theatres in Western Canada. The House
has been thoroughly remodelled with sitting capacity increased to 700
seats. The Bijou is the first theatre opened with a 5c admission,
giving a show equal to any of the ioc shows in town. Our daily
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Johnson Street
Victoria, B. C.
Victoria Theatre
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20
John C. Fisher presents the Greatest
Musical Comedy Success Since
His "Florodora"
"The Red Rose"
Book and  Lyrics by  Harry  B. and
Rob'. B. Smith.
Music by Robert Hood  Bowers
Dances managed by Jack Mason
Staged by R. H. Burnside
Greatest   Dancing   Show   on   Earth
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Direct from the GLOBE THEATRE
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Twenty-four   Musical   Numbers,   including   "Come   along,   Ma   Cherie,"
"I'd   like   to   go   on   a  Honeymoon
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W. BLAKEMORE, Edii
Reading Character
by Handwriting
By Bohemian
There are many methods by whicii
character can be read. The simplest
and most unerring is by intuition, a
gift far more general among women
than men. I would not be so ungal-
lant as to endorse the smart definition which raised such a laugh in
the Victoria Theatre a month ago:
that "intuition is the thing that women use instead of brains," but it may
be mentioned in this connection because a large audience seemed to be
almost a unit in its support. Of one
thing, however, I am sure, and that
is, that in nine cases out of ten woman's intuition in reading character
is a safer guide than man's powers
of observation and deduction. The
reason for this is obvious, and with all
respect to the suffragettes, I am not
afraid to state it; namely, that woman being the weaker vessel, at any
rate physically, nature has endowed
her with an additional means of protection. If I were condemned by a
man, it would worry me little, because
I should know that unless he were
animated by malice, he was simply
relying on his powers cf logical reasoning upon known data, and as no
man could have all the data necessary
to fully appraise one human character, I should have the satisfaction of
knowing that the judgment rested upon imperfect knowledge. With a woman's judgment it would be different.
Data would be of little use to her, because she lacks the judicial mind to
arrange it and to balance one piece of
evidence against another. With her
there is no balancing and weighing.
She makes hysterical grabs at the
first thing that offers, and accepts or
rejects on the impulse, when she
brings her reason into play. But leave
her alone and she will inevitably gravitate towards a correct estimate of
the .character of all the people with
whom she associates. If one finds,
as is not uncommon, that woman reverses her judgments, it is not the result of intuition; it means that she
has abandoned thc safe guide with
which nature endowed her and embarked in the unknown fields of speculation and calculation. But let it be
said to her credit that when the impulse has spent itself, her natural
sense of justice and her unwillingness to inflict hurt will send her once
more to nature's mentor. Not so with
man. Once he has arrived at what
his lordly nature deems a logical conclusion, there is hardly any power on
earth that will shift him, and so he
will go on through life, misjudging,
and die too stubborn to admit his
error, even if he has discovered it.
When I started out on these reflections, I had it in mind to say something about other methods of judging
character. At any rate, if they are
not complete methods in themselves,
they are aids. Phrenology and physiology must he at once conceded an
important place in the list. Something can hc said for palmistry, at
any rate, in its physical denotings,
and in spite of the ill repute into
whicii it has fallen. But a great deal
more can be said for reading of character by handwriting. It is an art
with a scientific basis and in the hands
of an intelligent, honest person can
be made very effective. I intend some
day to get sufficient information from
my esteemed colleague, "Tau," to
write an article on this subject alone,
of course, without revealing too much
of the stage mechanism. But I am
sure that anyone who has followed
his excellent delineations of character
in the columns of The Week must be
convinced that he practises a legitimate art and practises it skilfully.
Anyone could deal in generalities, and
as the work is all secret it would be
easy to please correspondents by accrediting them with quite a number
of the best known virtues and a few
of the commonest failings of humanity. But when the delineator tells a
Government clerk that he is a good
shot, when he tells a man who twenty
years ago was the middle-weight amateur boxing champion of England that
he has been a great athlete, it must
be admitted that he has a scientific
method in arriving at results, because
he is a perfect stranger to Victoria,
and is not personally acquainted with
a single individual whose handwriting
has been submitted to him. I am not
writing this as a "boost" at all, but
I think it is interesting information
which many of my readers would be
glad to have. I am sure the services
of such an expert, if intelligently used
might prove invaluable both in business and private affairs.
J$&^4Tryt^»-.
R
eminiscences
of
Lord Carnarvon
Written Specially for the Week
hy Gilbert Malcolm Sproat
Having reminded the reader of the
intimate connection of Lord Carnarvon with the early history of British
Columbia, and of the Dominion, I
may as well add here, a word or two
inabout the later, better known, "Carnarvon Terms," merely to recall a few
interesting particulars, without discussing the general dolorous subject.
The reader may, or may not, know
that the official historic materials on
the famous "Through Railway" question, exist in good shape for appreciation. The original Papers, Provincial, Dominion and Imperial, on
that subject, were printed for circulation as pamphlets, by order of our
Legislative Assembly, 5 May, 1880,
and one of these is on my table.
Probably, other persons have copies,
and, of course, the Provincial Library
is supplied. The papers, whicii begin
14 August, 1869, and end 4 May, 1880,
give as fair a relation of events as
can be expected, considering the diverse interests and opportunities of
the parties concerned. Comprising,
however, as they do, 171 printed
pages, short excerpts from them, such
as, from time to time, appear in our
newspapers, hardly can be very informative. The student of that era,
as, indeed, of any other era in our
history, should know, not only thc
chronology of events, but, also, as
far as may be, contemporary parties
and persons in the far-removed separate places on different sides of a continent, not to mention the distant
Home-Country. These difficulties of
inter-appreciation in the present case,
are not easily overcome, but, from
the British Columbian point of view,
certain facts stand out clearly.
There never was any dispute as to
the general poliby stated in the preamble of the Confederation Act, 1867,
namely, that "Union would conduce
to the welfare of the Provinces" * * *
"federally united" * * * "and promote
the interests of the British Empire,"
etc.; nor, as to the following propositions laid down by the Home
Government, in recommending British Columbia, in 1869, to join Canada:
(1) That to secure the common welfare of East and West, easy internal
communication, through British Territory, was indispensable; (2) That,
owing to the distance between Ottawa and Victoria, the absence of
such communication was a real difficulty in the way of immediate
union; (3) That this, however, would
operate as a mere temporary drawback on the advantages of union, as
it would bc sure to force onwards the
operations necessary to remove it.-
The above were the Home Government propositions, which Oominion,
for its part, appeared, then, to recognize. The latter, for instance, admitted, that, without easy communication and internal transit, the proposed union could not be effective;
moreover, that easy communication
could mean nothing less than a railway, and, that the temporary drawback on tho advantages of union,
mentioned by the Home Government, should not be allowed to exist
for more than 10 years from the date
of union. The above principles, and
some other provisions, were embodied
accordingly in the Terms of Union,
mutually accepted, in 1871, by British
Columbia and Canada, approved by
British Columbia, was assumed, or
the Provincial Legislature, and (as in
hoped), by both Houses of the Parliament of Canada. The latter assumption, however, did not prove to
be well-based, in its entirety, as may
be shortly shown.
Public opinion, throughout Eastern
Canada, more particularly in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, soon
appeared to be distinctly unfavourable to the obligation respecting railway construction, as expressed in the
nth section of the Terms of Union.
This opinion was very actuative in
the Canadian House of Commons.
The usual Macdonald Government
majority in that session, of from 50
to 70, was reduced to merely 10, iii
support of section eleven, and this, be
it noted, only after the adoption of
an accompanying Resolution, that the
work should be by private enterprise,
and not by the Dominion Government, and, that public aid shon'd consist of land grants, and of such ->ub-
sidy in money, or other aid, "not increasing the present rate of taxation,"
as the Parliament of Canada should
thereafter determine. The effect of
this provision, in a system of Parliamentary Government of course, strictly, was to modify, and, indeed, abrogate, an essential part of the Terms
of Union. Hhe succeeding Mackenzie
Government (which assumed office at
Ottawa in November, 1873), accepted
the situation established by its predecessor, as imposing such condition
of diligence on the obligation, as was
consistent with moderate expenditure,
and with 110 increase in the then rate
of taxation, both governments having
had, or having, in this matter, as
above said, the mandate of Eastern
public opinion.
In the crisis thus reached, it was
for British Columbia to determine,
whether she would withdraw from the
Union, or seek thc aid of the Home
Government, in further negotiation.
This was the genesis of the so-called
"Carnarvon Ternis," which really
never amounted to much, except in
delaying the secession of British Columbia. The resolution to secede was
not adopted by the B. C. Legislative
Assembly until the 30th August, 1878,
and when, with a petition thereancnt,
to the Queen, it reached Ottawa, 11
October, 1878, the ministry had resigned, and the papers remained there
unnoticed for a time, not being sent
ou from Ottawa to London until 24th
February, 1879. The "secesh" resolution, in our Assembly, had been carried by no more than 14 against g,
still I suppose it had its uses, though
nobody really wanted secession.
A better card, though not winning,
was in getting Carnarvon, four years
earlier, to offer his arbitration between British Columbia and Canada.
This was entirely my own doing,
without suggestion or assistance from
anyone. The proposal pleased Carnarvon, and would, I thought, save
much "palaver and scribble" in negotiations. It was approved by the Government here, and the Dominion said,
it would gladly accept his lordship's
offer, were it possible to define, with
any degree of exactitude, the matter
in dispute—a polite way of. shelving
the proposal. The facts are contained
in the official pamphlet hereinbefore
referred to. Difficult is it, for us
moderns, to appreciate the effect of
the old slow means of communication. Premier Walkem, having left
Victoria a day or two before the arrival of my advices re arbitration,
spent some time at Ottawa before
proceeding to London, where, to his
surprise, he first heard of Carnarvon's
offer to arbitrate.
Any reader of the above voluminous
pamphlet, who wishes to understand
the British Columbia side of the case,
will find a recapitulation and review
in G. A. Walkem's letter to Lord
Carnarvon, 31st October, 1874 (page
202 of the pamphlet). This was meant
to be a stiffener," as His Lordship's
grip of the case seemed to be relaxing. Commonly, the authorship was
attributed to me, but, in fact, Walkem
did his full half share of the work.
It took us about a week to write it,
in a room in a little street off the
Strand, in London. The summary, as
a work of art, was well spoken of at
the Colonial Office, and, as I heard
later, also at Ottawa. Under-Secretary Herbert sounded Walkem, as to
a decoration, but Walkem did not
seem to care for that mark of honour
—a public spirited, honest, good man
he was.
Early Winters
(By Edgar Fawcett)
Quite a little has been written
with respect to the winter of 50 years
ago, and some doubt is thrown on
its severity and length. I well remember both, and had practical experience of it too. I remember first,
and most important, that the price of
necessaries went up terribly, and it
was not only the poor who felt the
pinch. I was sent one day to Wilson
& Murray's grocery on Fort Street
for soc worth of potatoes, and afterwards for beef steak. All I got for
the soc they put in a 12th paper bag,
and the beef steak was 25c a pound.
Bread was 25c a loaf, but they were
honest loaves, and sold as I have before stated in one of my reminiscences, by the Hudson's Bay Co. at
their bakery on the site of the Five
Sisters' Block. The Company had a
good stock of flour, thus keeping
down the price. It was distressing
to see the poor cattle starving (to
death in many cases), people being
unprovided for such a long and severe
siege of cold and especially snow.
With respect to the latter, I might
say, it was everywhere from three to
six feet deep in the suburbs.
To make the cold more felt, the
houses of fifty years ago were constructed much lighter than now, many
not being lathed and plastered but
merely boards nailed on scantling
with clap-boards nailed on the outside
and canvas lined and papered on the
inside When a cold north wind was
blowing these clap-boards contracted
and expanded, at the time letting off
reports like pistol shots It was indeed difficult to keep warm in bed,
but we were young and well able to
bear the cold and discomforts of the
times.
I had my experience in this also,
as my brother and myself had to go
to what was known then as Pemberton's swamp to bring home our cow
which had calved out there without
our knowledge, just before the snow
commenced. Fortunately some good
soul who had found out the fact, let
us know and we waded through the
snow from town to bring her home.
We never reckoned on such a job as
it turned out a day's work and very
laborious. My brother carried the
calf on his back while I drove the
cow, keeping her off my brother. The
exposure was too much for the newly-calved cow and she died, which
was a great loss to us at that time.
There is little doubt our winters
as a rule were more severe, with more
snow in those days than now. Before my time on the arriyalof the
Princess'Royal from England for the
Hudson's Bay Co., the harbour was
frozen over, so that they walked out
to where she was anchored in the
harbour and her freight was brought
to the shore on sleds. I have seen
James Bay frozen many times above
the bridge and skated on the upper
part when a youth. To conclude, I
might state that there were cases
where people turned out their straw
mattresses to feed animals. lt just
strikes me that the present price of
meat and vegetables would be more
in keeping with those days than they
are   with   these   fine   mild   winters.
Since writing the above my brother
confirms  what  I  say re  straw  mat
tresses being fed to animals, even i
Victoria. He says it was comme
during that severe and long wintef
I might also say that straw mattress*;
were very commonly used under ha
ones, it being some years later befoi
wire ones came into use here, ti'
first one Judge Begbie got from Enp
land.
Dingley Dell,
February 10, 1912.
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HOME RULE
Victoria, Feb. 15, 191^1
To the Editor of The Week:
Dear    Sir,—Loyal    Irishmen
thankful    indeed    to    you    for
staunch,    unshifty    editorials    wn
have recently appeared in The W||
on Home Rule.
I need not tell you, sir, thert*|
not a spot within the Empire rem
unfitted today to be granted H<J
Rule than Ireland. Ulster alon<*|
"fit," but does not want it, at
price.
When the whole civilized world '
horrified by the  barbarous  murdjj
outrages, and maiming of dumb
mals, young and old,  committed J
"Home  Rule Land-Leaguers" in
early eighties, the province of Uls|
alone  stood steadfastly for law
order, with a deep-rooted hatred |
the "agitators," who they knew
all the mischief, and kept safely
of "the line of fire."    Some of thf]
"agitators"   were   convicted   in
early  eighties,  jailed,  became  "ml
tyrs," and have since been sitting I
the    British    House    of    Commol
Then  "more  power"  to  Sir  Edwil
Carson for standing with his back]
Ulster Hall    (See   Punch   Jan.
"Ulster was right" to prevent "f:|
speech" in such a place, by such n|
on February 8th,  1912.
"NO HOME RULE.'
THERE CAME A CRY
From the mountain's crest there came a (
That pierced tlie deeps of night;
'Twas only the cry of the eagle,
That told me of its flight.
From tlie forest's heart tliere came a wa
That shrilled from tree to tree;
'Twas only the cry of thc owlet,
That the night brought back to me.
From the river's edge there came a sigh,
That bridged a gulf of years;
'Twas only a snap of the heart-strings,
And a breath from tlie land of tears.
CRUEL LIPS
IJps that ne'er before wcre kind
Have smiled upon mc sleeping,
All night mine eyes with love were blind
What's left today but weeping?
From  your   kisses  as   I  lay
Fires of love  were  kindled:
Where shall I warm my heart today
Now fancy's flame hath dwindled?
Cruel lips, Ah! cure my pain,
Tarry past the dreaming,
Or let me never wake again
From such delicious seeming.
—Paul   England
BOOK NOTES
At the Standard Stationery
Co., Ltd., 1220 Government St.,
Victoria, B.C.:
"Princess Katharine," by
Katharine Tynan.   $1.50.
"In a Cottage Hospital," by
George Trelawney.   $1.50.
At the Victoria Book &
Stationery Co., 1004 Government St., Victoria, B.C.:
"Pandora's   Box,"   by  J.   A.
Mitchell.   $1.50.
"Marie," by H. Rider Haggard.   $1.50.
"John Temple," by Ralph
Durand.   $1.50.
*_m_\
_________ THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1912
BUILDING PERMITS
February 7 to 14
bruary 8—
F. Giolma—Luxton St.—Addition  $ 250
H. Lees—Leonard St.—Dwelling   1,800
[ W. A. Gleason—Vining and Belmont—Dwelling  6,500
i A. Chisholm—Summit St.—Dwelling  1,700
J. W. and H. L. Hescott—Cornwall St.—Dwelling  1,700
H. J. and E. E. Miller—Rosil St.—Dwelling  1,975
l.ruary 9—
j British Home Builders—Linden Ave.—Dwelling  5,700
I Mrs. S. Brady—Superior St.—Dwelling  4,000
[Mcintosh & Barr—Blackwood St.—Dwelling  1,600
|C. Harris—Alpha St.—Dwelling   1,950
Iruary 10—
IN. H. Canfield—Fernwood Rd.—Dwelling  3,000
Iruary 12—
IWm. Dunford—Trutch Street—Dwelling  4,000
IO. Ruffar—St. Charles—Temp. Dwelling  150
IT. L. Toye—Leonard St.—Dwelling  2,650
iruary 13—
[P. Lancbick—Highview St.—Dwelling  1,200
|h. Moore—Madison St.—Garage   250
[H. Hart—Wellington—Dwelling  4,000
Mrs. D. M. Brady—Wellington St.—Dwelling    4,000
J. Arbuthnot—Rockland Ave.—Conservatory  2,900
H. H. Hayes & Co.—First St.—Dwelling  1,750
H. H. Hayes & Co.—First St.—Dwelling  1,750
H. H. Hayes & Co.—First St.—2 Dwellings, each  1,750
Robt. Hetherington—Cedar Hill Road—Dwelling  1,900
! Robt. Hetherington—Wellington St.—Dwelling  3,500
| E. E. Hardwick—Denman St.—Dwelling  1,850
I Wm. C. Stedham—View St.—2 Dwellings, each  1,900
bruary 14—
1 E. Jackson—Cook St.—Addition  500
Bungalow Co.—Clover and Moss—Dwelling  2,500
D. Bell—Cook St.—Dwelling  2,600
VALUE  OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  FISHERIES
The value of the British Columbia fisheries, although it shows
lite a large decrease from that of the year before, is yet -$2,698,197
lead of that of the year 1908-9.   Unfortunately, New Brunswick,
ince Edward Island and Quebec have again fallen behind.
The following table shows the relative values of the principal com-
ercial fishes returning $100,000 and upwards, in their order of rank
r the year 1910-11, with the amount of increase when compared with
e values for the year 1909-10:
Kinds of Fish Value
dmon   $7,205,871
xl      5,921,248
Asters      3,784,099
erring       2,278,842
alibut      1,251,839
addock       1,218,759
hitefish         983,594
•out          825,290
nelts        797,066
irdines        539,227
ckerel        508,513
ake and Cusks        508,354
>llock         405,925
ackerel         400,182
ke        330,729
ams and quahaugs       383,529
asters        198,689
ewives       137,278
:1s         110,802
The foregoing table shows a phenomenal increase in the value of
d, due to the coincidence of high prices with a big catch.
It is gratifying to note that there is a substantial increase in the
Iue of lobsters over that of the previous year. The total value is
11 considerably less than that of 1908-09. Halibut maintains a steady
crease from year to year.
A very striking falling off in the value of mackerel is recorded, the
tal value for 1910-11 being not more than half the average annual
Iue of the last twenty years. The Nova Scotia coast is almost
tirely responsible for the big decrease. It is rather interesting to
ite in this connection that Prince Edward Island produced a value
nsiderably in excess of that of the previous year.
It is difficult to assign a cause for such a falling off in this fishery;
it there can be no doubt that the means of capture in common use had
good deal to do with it. Schools of mackerel are erratic in their
ovements, swarming into the bays ancl harbors in the course of some
Increase
$2,008,442
120,953
■  11,353
389,206
204,167
140,915
80,392
41,551
37,192
10,687
Decrease
$998,653
475,909
16,532
71,776
12,067
176,980
547,889
19,627
53,215
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seasons, and practically deserting them during others. In the latter
event there can be only one result; namely, a diminished catch—even
though the fish may be plentiful a few miles off shore—owing to the
fact that the fishing gear is largely fixed close to the shore.
TARIFF COMMISSION'S APPOINTMENT
The appointment of a tariff commission ancl a definition of its
scope and powers is provided for in the following resolution of which
notice has been given by the Honourable W. T. White, Minister of
Finance:—
Resolved, that it is expedient to provide for a Tariff Commission consisting of three members to be appointed by the Governor
in Council, whose duty it shall be
Duties Defined
(1) To make, under the direction of the Minister of Finance, in
respect of any goods produced in or imported into Canada inquiry
as to: (a) The price and cost of raw materials in Canada and elsewhere, and the cost of transportation thereof from the. place of
production to the place of use or consumption; (b) the cost of
production in Canada and elsewhere; (c) the cost of transportation
from the place of production to the place of use or consumption,
whether in Canada or elsewhere; (d) the cost, efficiency and conditions of labour in Canada and elsewhere; (e) the prices received
by producers, manufacturers, wholesale dealers, retailers ancl other
distributors in Canada ancl elsewhere; (f) all conditions and factors which affect or enter into the cost of production and the price
to the consumers in Canada; (g) generally all the conditions affecting production, manufacture, cost ancl price in Canada, as compared
with other countries, and to report to the Minister.
(2) To make inquiry into any other matter upon which the
Minister desires information in relation to any goods which if brought
into Canada or produced in Canada are subject to or exempt from
duties of Customs, ancl to report to the Minister.
(3) To hold, when empowered by the Governor in Council, an
inquiry under section twelve of the Customs tariff, 1907, in the same
manner as the Judge of the Exchequer Court or any other Judge
therein referred to may hold inquiry when so empowered.
(4) To inquire into any other matter or thing in relation to the
trade or commerce of Canada which the Governor in Council sees
fit to refer to the commission for inquiry and report.
The commissioners are to be given power to summon witnesses
ancl to take evidence. The Chairman of the commission is to get
$7,500 and the other two members $7,000. The Secretary is to
be paid not more than $3,000.
B. C. ELECTRIC INCREASING POWER
Doubling of its power supply is the improvement already under
way by the British Columbia Electric Railway Company. The company has a large plant on the north arm of Burrard Inlet, and it is
proposed to construct another tunnel to take Buntzen and duplicate
its generating plant on the shore of the inlet. It is proposed also
to increase the output of its auxiliary steam plant from 12,000 to
20,000 horsepower. This will give 105,000 horsepower, and the work
will involve the expenditure of approximately $1,000,000. An effort
will be made to complete the work at the end of the present year.
Three Doble waterwheels, with a capacity of 14,000 horse-power
each, will be needed and the contract for these has been let to the
John McDougall Caledonian Iron Works Company, Limited, of
Montreal. The generators will be manufactured by Messrs. Dick,
Kerr & Company, London. This work will be the largest development enterprise in hand for the present in the province.
PACIFIC COAST FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
A dividend of 10 per cent, ancl 2 per cent, cash bonus has been
paid to the shareholders of the Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Company
for the year ended March 31, 1911, on the paid-up capital stock. The
company's assets have increased from $795,135 to $1,099,928, the subscribed capital from $561,800 to $775,000, the paid-up capital from
$370,300 to $483,127 and the surplus over all liabilities from $156,188
to $214,580, after providing for $51,135, the amount necessary to pay
the present dividend and bonus. The company's net agency premiums
written in Canada for 1911 amounted to $17,028 more than the previous
year with a loss ratio of 37.40 per cent., which is almost 20 per cent,
lower than 1910 and 12 per cent, below the company's average loss
ratio for the past nine years, from 1902 to 1910, inclusive. During the
past year over $200,000 of the company's stock was taken up.
AMERICAN COMPANY ENTERS CANADIAN FIELD
Mr. Percy Robertson, the well-known fire insurance broker of
Toronto, has been appointed chief agent for the Germania Fire Insurance Company of New York. This company has been granted a provincial and also a Dominion charter. The Germania Fire Insurance
Company began business in 1859. According to the latest Government
report the paid-up capital amounts to $1,000,000, the assets aggregate
$6,648,971, while the net surplus totals $2,021,740. Mr. Robertson's
office is located in the Canada Permanent Chambers, Toronto.
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F. KROEGER
ARTISTIC  UPHOLSTER1
" Windowphanie"
Ma..es Stained Glass out of Plain Glas
Has Removed to 721 Courtney Stree'
Opposite Alexandra Club Telephone 114
ELECTRIC   LIGHT
for.-/b FACTORY
V^ANUFACTURERS are daily realizing more
1//   clearly that the workman who can see what
he is abo at will do more work and better work
—will make fewer mistakes and spoil less material—will
not tire so quickly—will be more content, less liable to
subject himself to injury than the man who is forced to
work under poor light.     Our representatives are at your
service without cost or obligation in planning a better distribution of your lighting system
B. C. Electric Railway Company, Ltd.
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Light and Power Dept.
Telephone 1609 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1912
A FEW FACTS
Aboul Matches
EDDY, OF HULL, CANADA, has been burnt out four times, yet he is still doing an enormous business, and paying big dividends.
BRYANT & MAY, OF LONDON, ENGLAND, obtain- all of their wood for making matches from the United States, and all of their wood for making
match boxes comes from Russia, yet they have made their stockholders rich and are still paying big dividends.  <
THE DIAMOND MATCH COMPANY OF AMERICA paid five million dollars for their patents for making matches, ancl incorporated their company for
seven million five hundred thousand dollars. Their profits were so large that they have paid out in dividends to their stockholders forty million dollars,
ancl also paid as a bonus eight million five hundred thousand dollars in stock.
THE GOVERNMENT OF FRANCE, realizing the enormous profits in match making, built its own plant and last year made a net profit of six million
dollars.
NOW
If these companies can pay, ancl do pay big dividends to their stockholders, with the process of manufacture they have, whereby the process of turning out a
finished match takes fourteen different operations, with forty per cent loss in material, and whereby they have to assemble all of their matches by hand, and
it takes 150 persons to put the matches in their boxes sufficient to make a carload a clay and pay $65.00 per thousand board feet for their wood, while we pay
$5.00 per thousand board feet
Then What Dividends Can the Dominion Mateh Co., Ltd. of B. C.
Pay to Their Stockholders
Manufacturing matches with the Parker's continuous process, where it eliminates the handling of the matches by hand altogether, has only one continuous
operation, uses wood that costs only $5.00 per thousand board feet, ancl turns out the perfect finished match with less than one-half the help?
When We Say the Dominion Mateh Co., Ltd. of B. C. will be able to
Pay 25% to its Stockholders, We are More
Than Conservative
There is no Company in the world will be able to produce matches as cheaply as our own B. C. Company. We own the patents that will revolutionize the
match industry of the entire world, ancl if you have the farsightedness to see into the future, and have that faculty of putting your money in an investment
that will pay you big dividends.
YOU WILL BUY STOCK IN THE DOMINION
MATCH CO., LTD. OF B. C.
We arc offering a limited number of shares at $w.oo each, payable $3.50 per share cash and the balance in two equal payments of three and six months each.
If you doubt what we tell you, satisfy yourself by calling at our office, 710 Yates street (ground floor), near Douglas, ancl we will show you the machine ancl
give you a demonstration that will convince you. Also, we will show you conclusively the method of making matches by the process used by other companies,
and let you judge for yourself; or cut out the Coupon below and mail to us at once, ancl we will send you free of cost our booklet giving facts and figures.
PHILLIPS & FRY
Fiscal Agents
710 Yates Street - Victoria, B. C.
Ground Floor - Near Douglas Street
We Are Open Until 10.00 Every Evening
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Please send me free of charge your prospectus ancl full particulars on
The Dominion Match Company, Ltd.
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Dominion and Provincial
News
The disappearance of the snow and
the continued mild weather are delighting the hearts of the miners and
prospectors, who see in them the promise of an unusually early revival of
activity. According to the latest reports the snow is gone from the Similkameen trail for at least 15 miles
from Hope, and thc same conditions
prevail iii the valleys of Silver Creek
and the Coquihalla.
Letters received by local men from
out of town business associates indicate that practically every property
in the Coquihalla valley will be worked this year.
Work will be resumed also at the
Aufeas Mines on Wardle Creek as
soon as the snow is gone to the level
of the lower tunnel. The first block
of stock put on the market is all sold
or contracted for and funds for work
are already available.
C.   P.   R. Steamers   Attempting   to
Break Ice on West Arm and
Arrow Lakes
The C. P. R. steamer Minto made
a further effort recently to break
through the ice at the Narrows on
the Arrow lakes, in order to open up
through communication and permit of
a tri-weekly service being run between
Nakusp and West Robson. The ice,
however, still remains of considerable thickness and is packed hard.
It is expected that the connections
with the main line will be handled
via the Slocan route now till the
change to the summer timetable, as
the water is too low on the Arrow
lakes to allow any boat except the
Minto at present to get through, and
is likely to remain that way till the
spring rise.
The Ymir on Kootenay lake will
make a further attempt to open up the
West Arm in a few days, ancl as soon
as this can be done the boats will resume running into Nelson, and the
Moyie will likely be placed on her
former run between Nelson and
Crawford Bay.
English Lady Gardeners Will
Visit Kelowna
Mr. F. R. E. DeHart has received
a letter from Mr. J. S. Redmayne,
of London, England, author of a work
on fruit-growing in the "Dry Belt" of
British Columbia, conveying the interesting information that a party of
some twenty English lady gardeners
will visit Kelowna about the end of
August and will spend about two
months in the district, engaging in
fruit-picking, if work of that nature
is available for them. They will camp
out and will have their own cook.
They will be in charge of Miss Turner, F.H.S., Principal of the Arlesey
Colonial Training School for English
Ladies, who was formerly head gardener to Mr. Baillies, of Dochfour,
Inverness-shire, one of the finest estates in the  Highlands.
Have Struck Ore on Cascade
Falls Mine
The cutting of the big galena vein
on the Cascade Falls Mining Company's property on Salmon river, at a
depth on the vein of about 150 feet,
is the most interesting feature in
mining circles for the past week. At
the Red Cliff the new raise from the
main tunnel is up to the 300-foot level,
and on the first another drill was
placed in operation in the upper
workings. Some sixteen tons of high
grade galena ore has been raw-hided
down from the Northern Terminus
to the Red Cliff ready for shipment
to the outside. The closing of the
Ben Bolt is believed to foreshadow
an early announcement of the consolidation of this property with the
Portland Canal Mining Company's
holdings, and when work is resumed
it is expected to be on a larger scale
than ever.
Small Debts Court For Merritt
The promise made to the delegates
to Victoria of a "Small Debts Court"
for Merritt has already materialized,
and a Judge has been appointed. Last
week J. S. Morgan received the appointment to act, under the Magistrate's Act, as stipendiary magistrate
for thc city of Merritt and the district comprised within a radius of
three miles of Merritt. He is further
appointed as Judge; under the provisions of the Small Debts Court Act,
and is authorized to exercise within
the same jurisdiction. This gives the
authority to Magistrate Morgan to
hear all claims for debts not exceed-
$100 whicii may arise within the above
radius, which includes Middlesboro,
Collettville, Coutlee and Shulus. The
oaths of office and allegiance were
taken before H. S. Cleasby, J.P., last
Friday.
Where Was This?
A man remarked the other day
that as the result of a real estate
deal whereby he had cleaned up several hundred dollars, that he was going to have some butter, no matter
what it cost, and at least one dozen
of fresh eggs. He would get a four
or five-pound roast of the best beef
the butcher shop could provide and
intended to be so extravagant as to
buy a qitarter of a ham. When one
sits down to think of it it is awful to
contemplate the desire for luxuries
that the possession of a few dollars
gives.
DEPARTMENT  OF LANDS
Water Branch.
In the matter of the Board of Investigation
created by Part III. of the "Water Act" for
the determination of water rights existing on
the uth day of March, 1909; and in the
matter of the following creeks in the New
Westminster  Water  District;—
Alta or Summit Lake.
Alpha Lake.
Allan Creek.
Britannia Creek.
Boulder Creek.
Clementine Creek.
Capilano River.
East Branch of Capilano River.
Chee-kee Creek.
Cheakamus River.
Cheakumus  River,   North  Branch.
Cheakamus River, South-east Fork.
Cold Creek.
Caldwell  Creek. ,,
Cathedral  Canyon.
Crocker Creek.
Cypress Creek.
Daisy Lake.
Deer Creek.
Eight-mile Creek or Soo River.
Elaha or Squamish River.
Furry  Creek.
Fitzsimmons Creek.
Green Lake.
Houlgate Creek.
Holmden Creek.
High Falls Creek.
Lynn Creek.
Lewis   Creek.
Mineral Creek.
Mamquam River.
Little Mamquam River.
McCartney   Creek.
Mosquito   Creek.
Mislilooet   River.
Mackay Creek.
Mud   Creek.
Martin Creek.
McDonald   Creek.
Nita Lake.
Nelson  Creek.
Olsen Creek.
Rice  Lake.
Shone Creek.
Seymour   Creek.
Stoney Creek.
Upper Stoney  Creek.
South Valley Creek.
Skookum  River.
Summit or Alta Lake.
Soo River or  Eight-mile Creek.
Sunshine Creek.
Silver  Falls.
Sisters Creek.
Squamish or Elaha River,
South Squamish River,
Swift Creek.
Shovelnose   Creek.
Shannon  Creek.
Straamus or Stroamus River.
Trafalgar  Creek.
Tenderfoot   Creek.
Thames Stream.
Unnamed creek flowing into Lynn Creek.
Nnnamed creek flowing into Nelson Creek.
Unnamed creek flowing into Seymour
Creek.
Unnamed creek flowing into Squamish
River through District Lot 977.
Unnamed stream in District Lot 549.
Stream running through District Lot 600,
Group  1.
Stream on Block 43 of Subdivision of District Lots 771 and 547, Group 1.
Unnamed stream running in on north
boundary of District Lot 626.
Stream on District Lot 271.
Small creek running through Lot 775 in
southerly direction.
Small stream running into North Arm,
Burrard Inlet, opposite works of tne
Vancouver  Power Company.
Unnamed mountain stream coming in on
the north boundary-line of Lot 25, in
Municipality of North Vancouver.
Small stream running in a southerly direction into Burrard Inlet, about one
mile and a half east of Seymour Creek.
Unnamed stream flowing through _%. y2
of District Lot 1240, Group 1.
Unnamed stream running east and west
through Lot 950, southern portion.
Creek running through District Lots 979
and 812, Group 1.
Unnamed stream flowing through eastern
portion of District Lot 2028.
Unnamed stream close to eastern boundary of same.
Unnamed stream rising in Lot 1494,
North Vancouver District.
Unnamed stream on west shore of Mainland emptying into Howe Sound opposite east shore Bowen Island.
Unnamed stream having its source north
of District Lot 559, and running in a
southerly direction through the said lot
into Burrard Inlet.
Unnamed stream which runs through Lot
2049  and  Lot  2048.
Unnamed stream which runs southerly
through subdivision of north-easterly
part of District Lot 871.
Unnamed creek on Lot 230, about 12
chains from south-west corner.
Unnamed stream running from Lot 1406
through Lots 1360 and 2048 into Burrard  Inlet.
Unnamed stream which passes through
District Lot 881, flowing south-westwards into District Lot 785, and
through District Lot 880.
Unnamed stream passing through District
Lot 785 westwards.
Unnamed creek flowing through District
Lots  1301, 869, 803, and 862.
Unnamed stream on north boundary of
District Lot 882.
Unnamed stream flowing south-easterly
through District Lots 2003 and 2004.
Unnamed creek entering North Arm of
Burrard Inlet on west side, between
Brighton Beach and Point Beautiful.,
First gulch^ south of Schooner Harbour,
and running through Lot 2076, Group
1.
Unnamed creek running through easterly
part of District Lot 801, North Vancouver.
Unnamed creek running westerly from
Snow Flat, on Lots 1001, 1002, 1003,
1004, Group 1, and all unnamed springs,
streams, creeks, ponds, gulches, and
lakes tributary to or in the vicinity
of   the  above-named   streams.
Take notice that each and every person,
partnership, company, or municipality who,
on the said 12th day of March, 1909, had
water rights on any of the above-mentioned
creeks, is directed to forward on or before
the 29th day of February, 1912, to the Chief
Water Commissioner at the Parliament Buildings at Victoria, a memorandum of claim in
writing as required by section 27 of the said
Act as amended, Printed forms for such
memorandum (Form No. 19) can be obtained
from any of the Water Commissioners in the
Province;
And take notice that the said Board of
Investigation intends to proceed to tabulate
such claims on or about the 30th day of
March,   1912.
After the claims have been tabulated by the
Board, notice will be given of the places and
days on which evidence and argument wil!
be heard at local points.
Dated at Victoria this 13th day of January,
1912.
J. F. ARMSTRONG,
Chairman,
jan. 20
mar. 30
"WATER  ACT,   1909."
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the Wellington Colliery Company, Limited, holder of
Water Licences Nos. 1919 and 1920, granted
by the Water Commissioner for the Victoria
Water District, for the diversion of 1,000
cubic feet per second of water from the
Puntledge River, a tributary of Courtenay
River, has submitted to the Lieutenant-
Governor in Council a map or plan of the
works by which it intends to divert the said
water and conduct it to the place where it
shall be used for generating electric power as
described in the  said Licences.
That the undertaking of the said Wellington Colliery Company, Limited, as set out
in the said plans is hereby approved, and
the said Company is hereby authorized to
construct and .execute the following works in
accordance with the plans and specifications
submitted and filed in the office of the Chief
Water Commissioner at Victoria, viz.:—
A. An impounding dam near the outlet of
Comox Lake.
B. Lowering   the  bed   of   Puntledge  River
and the hereinafter described diversion
dam to an increased depth of five feet
or less.
C. A   diversion   dam   on   Puntledge   River
about 2,800 feet below the impounding
dam above described.
D. The  works  necessary  for  the transmis
sion of the power generated under the
above Licences on and in the< vicinity
of lands belonging to the said Company.
That thc Company may exercise its powers
within the Comox and Nelson Land Districts.
That no capital be required beyond that
already subscribed and paid up.
That the works shall be begun on or
before the first day of May next, and shall
he completed and in actual operation on or
before the 31st  December,   1913.
With the proviso that during the construction of the said works any engineer
appointed by the Minister of Lands for that
purpose shall have free access to all parts
of the works for the purpose of inspecting
tlie same and of ascertaining tnat the construction thereof is in accordance with the
plans and specifications herein referred to,
and that the cost of such inspection shall be
paid by thc Company.
Dated this 27th day of November, 1911.
A. CAMPBELL REDDIE,
Deputy Clerk of thc Executive Council.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Steel   Fittings,   Vaults—Government   Offices,
New   Westminster.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "Steel
Fittings, Vaults, Government Offices, New
Westminster," will be received by the Honourable the Minister of Public Works up to
12 o'clock noon of Friday, the 16th day
of February, 1912, for furnishing and fitting
in place steel shelving, etc., required for the
vaults of the Government Offices at New
Westminster.
Plans and forms of tender may be seen on
and after the ist of February, at the offices
of the Government Agent, New Westminster;
the Provincial Timber Inspector, Court-house,
Vancouver, and the Department of Public
Works, Victoria.
Each proposal must be accompanied by an
accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit
on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable
to the Honourable the Minister of Public
Works, for a sum equivalent to 10 per cent,
of the amount of the tender, which shall be
forfeited if the party tendering decline to
enter into contract when called upon to do
so, or if he fail to complete the work contracted for. The cheques or certificates of
deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon the execution of the
contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless made
out on the forms supplied, signed with the
actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed
in the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
accepted.
J. E. GRIFFITH,
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., 30th January, 1912.
feb. 3 feb. 16
NOTICE
In the Matter of the Victoria Canning Company of British Columbia, Limited Liability.
TAKE NOTICE that a Meeting of the
Creditors of the above Company will be
held on Friday, the 9th day of February,
1912, at the registered office of the company,
No. 1117 Wharf Street, in the City of Victoria,
at the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon.
AND TAKE NOTICE that the Creditors
of the above Company are required on or
before the 9th day of February, 1912, to
send their names and addresses and the
particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the said Company, or in default thereof they will be excluded from the
benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.
Dated this 25th day of January, A.D. 1912.
J. H. LAWSON,
jan. 27 Liquidator.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over the lands described as Lot No.
2130, Group One, New Westminster District,
by reason of a notice bearing date of the 26th
day of June, 1907. and published in the
British Columbia Gazette on August 29th,
1907, is cancelled so as to permit of a lease
of the lands being given to Albert Scott.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C„
January sth, 1912.
jan 13 apl 13
VICTORIA  LAND DISTRICT
District of Sayward
TAKE notice that Frank H. Sager of Victoria, occupation Labourer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the north-east corner of Section 23, on
Gorge Harbour, Cortes Island, Sayward District, B. C, thence 40 chains south;
thence 40 cnains west; thence 40 chains
north; thence 40 chains east to point of
commencement, containing 160 acres, more
or less.
Dated  6th  December,   1911.
FRANK  H.   SAGER.
dec. 30 mch 2
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing over Lot 6623, Group One, Kootenay
District, formerly embraced in Timber License
No. 16727, by reason of a notice bearing date
of 24th December, 1907, and published 111 the
British Columbia Gazette of 27th December,
1907, is cancelled in order that a sale of the
said lands may be effected to Elizabeth C.
Cummings.
ROBT. A RENWICK,'
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. <_.,
February 8th, 1912.
feb. 17 may 17
"LAND REGISTRY ACT"
In the matter of an Application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 5 of Lots 27
and 28, of part of Section 5, Map 759,
Victoria  City.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the first publication hereof,  to issue a fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the  Certificate
of Title issued to Albert G.  Sargison on the
27th of February, 1908, and numbered 17277C,
whicii has been lost.
Dated at the Land Registry Office, Victoria,
British  Columbia,  this 29th  day of January,
"J1""' S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar-General of Titles.
feb. 3 mch. 9
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve!
established by notice published in the British!
Columbia Gazette of the 14th August, 1884.I
and dated the 13th August, 1884, is cancelled!
in so far as the same relates to Fractional!
Sections 2 and 11, Township 12, and that!
portion of Section 35, Township 10, Kootenay!
District, lying North of the C. P. R. right!
of way and West of the E. & N. Railway!
right of way in order that a sale of the said|
lands may be made to Henry L. Simons.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January 5th, 1912.
jan 13 apl ij
NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that an applied
tion will be made to the Legislative Assembll
of  the  Province  of  Britisli   Columbia  at   itr
next   session   for   an   Act   granting   to   th
Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Coluni
bia,   the  Venerable  the Archdeacon  of  Van
couver,  the  Honourable  Paulus   Emilius  Ir|
ing, Alfred Cornelius Flumerfelt, George Alaf
Kirk  and   Cuyler  Armstrong  Holland,   conl
monly known as the Trustees of the  Chrij
Church Trust Estate more ample and definil
powers of dealing with the lands and proper!
vested in or  held by them as such truste|
and   in   particular   power   to   sell,   exchang
lease and mortgage and otherwise dispose 1
all the said lands and property and to appl
and use all monies produced thereby and |
lands received  by exchange  to and for  an
of the purposes of the trusts without respel
to the source from which the same may ha
been obtained or to the particular trust up
which lands given in exchange may have be
held but that such powers shall only be <
ercised   respectively   upon   the   written   cc
sents of parties  interested therein and up
the   conditions   to   be   more   particularly   1
forth in the petition to be presented to t
said Legislative Assembly upon the said app
cation   and   in   particular   that   none   of   ti
powers  of the  Trustees  shall  be  exercisab
by less than three Trustees acting togethi
and further that the Trustees may be at liber
to invest the trust funds upon first mortgag
of   realty   situate   in   British   Columbia,   ar
that   all   lands   of  which   the   Trustees   sha
be registered as owners or entitled to be regi
tered as such at tbe time vested.
Dated thc 28th day of December,  1911.
CREASE & CREASE,
Solicitors for the Applicants,
jan. 20 feb.
TENDERS FOR SUPPLIES
SEALED TENDERS, endorsed on the el
velope "Tenders for 'Lillooet's' Supplies," wi
be received up to noon Tuesday, Februar
13th, 19U, for the supply of Coal, Gasolen
Ship Chandlery, Hardware, Paints, Oils, Vai
nish, Greases, Rope, Fittings, Packings, Col
Oil, etc., required for thc use of the Cam
dian Government Ship "Lillooet," during th
season of  1912-1913.
The supplies must be of the best qualit
of their several kinds, and must be delivere
at Esquimalt, B.C., or, in the case of Coal
Coal Oil, and Gasolene, at Prince Rupert, B.C
The Department of Naval Service reserve
the right to accept the whole or part 0
any   tender.
Forms of tender may be obtained at th
offices of the undersigned.
The Department does not bind itself tt
accept thc lowest or any tender.
GEORGE PHILLIPS,
Naval Store Officer.
H. M.  C.  Naval Yard,
Esquimalt,   B.   C.
Newspapers will not bc paid for tllis ad
vertisement if they insert it without authorit;
from the Department.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserv
existing over the lands described as Lot No
2130, Group One, New Westminster District
by reason of a notice bearing date of the 26t
of June, 1907, and published in the Britis'
Columbia Gazette on August 29th, 1907, i
cancelled so to permit of a lease of the land
being given to Albert Scott.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January 5th, 1912.
jan 13 apl 1
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Herbert Sutherland, c
Bella Coola, occupation Engineer, intends t
apply for permission to purchase the follow
ing described lands:—Commencing at a pos
planted  20  cliains  cast  from  the  north-wci
corner of Section 23, Township 6, Bella Cooli
thence south 20 chains; thence east 40 chains
thence north 20 chains; thence west 40 chain
to point of commencement.
Dated January 8th,  1912.
HERBERT SUTHERLAND,
jan. 27 mar. 2
"Companies Act"
NOTICE OF CHANGE OF NAME
NOTICE is hereby given that the undei
signed Company intends one month after dat
to apply to the Registrar of Joint Stock Com
panics to permit its name to be changed t
Murray and Aves, Limited.
Dated  at  Victoria,   B.C.,  this  6th  day  c
February,   1012.
VICTORIA HOME CONSTRUCTIOI
AND    INVESTMENT    COMPANV
LIMITED,
feb. 10 mch
- THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17. 1912
Iharacter by Handwriting
The Editor of The Week wishes
call special attention to this De-
artment, which is conducted by an
nglish gentleman, a 'Varsity man of
igh attainments.   Character reading
om   hand-writing   is   a   scientific
udy, entirely devoid of charlatanism
nd is possibly the most reliable in-
ex of all, because hand-writing re-
3rds the development of character,
id its index is not confined to na-
iral   traits.     It   is   an   interesting
udy, not merely in enabling us to
:e ourselves as others see us, but
ay be turned to important account
submitting the hand-writing of perns with whom we have business re-
tions.   Indeed, viewed in this aspect,
is only a reasonable precaution to
rn all that the chirographist can
11 us.   Before deciding to institute
is Department the Editor of The
eek imposed the severest tests, sub-
Ming the    hand-writing    of well-
own persons entirely unknown to
gentleman  conducting  this   De-
rtment, who is a stranger to Vic-
ia and a recent arrival.   He is pre-
:ed to guarantee absolute accuracy
I hopes that the readers of The
sek will avail themselves of what
a genuine privilege.
RULES
All persons wishing to consult
$u" must enclose a specimen of
nd-writing, consisting of not less
in six lines written in ink on unfed paper. A portion of a letter is
ich better than copied matter. It
y be signed with their own name
not, but there must be an initial
nom-de-plume to identify the
swer, which will appear in the next
ue of The Week.
.   Each specimen of hand-writing
st   be   accompanied   by   a   P.   O
$i.oo.     Stamps  will  not  be  ac-
pted,  and  the outside of  the en-
lope should be indited "Hand-writ-
Absolute privacy is guaranteed
REPLIES
Notice—Correspondents desiring to
bmit their handwriting for delinea
)n by "Tau" are reminded that the
arge  is  now $i.oo.    This  increase
s been necessitated by the popu-
rity of the department and the large
mands now made upon the time of
e expert.    The advance was noted
'ast issue, but seveial correspond-
ts have overlooked it and sent the
rmcr fee of fifty cents.
L. I. L.—You havc more than average
ain-power, and you are distinctly intcllcc-
fond of music and singing. You are
rcful, indeed inclined to be stingy with
oney.     Not   an   egotist,   neither   are   you
n, but critical and given to reflection and
lancholy.     At   times  you  arc   cheerful  but
i cynical  humour.    Somewhat a philo-
her, ambition is not great, but you are
tive and you are by no means lazy. You
ould write, and write well, if not much,
note inconsistency in small matters, irri
)ility, and a little selfishness Affection is
and honour and religious feeling are
th good. Altogether yours is not an easy
a rae ter to read, you are a little out of
e common.
VENUS—I am greatly honoured; how dare
write ought save good about you? How-
I will venture.    Your character abounds
originality   under   control.     You   have
ry high appreciation of all that is good
society,  nature, morals,  etc.    Guided by
uncertain beliefs you act up to them. Af-
:tionate, unselfish, charitable, you deserve
d obtain thc esteem of your friends. The
Bfhcst refinement is yours, coupled with an
ucatcd taste. As for faults I notice a cer-
n vanity, some affectation, and a desire to
talked about,  a fondness for  having your
way   when   your   good   sense   tells   you
i   wrong.     You   have   distinct   histrionic
tilings, you should act and act well.    Most
your numerous traits are on the big ude}
have energy, ambition, courage, and
ladfastness, you are candid and, on the
ole, truthful. You are fond of spending
mcy, but you do not waste it.
DON, BEAUMONT—Slightly eratic, en-
jctic,   with   fair   ambition,   you  are   devoid
originality, and there is very little con-
uctive ability evinced. Not much of a
laker, what you say is to the point. Ob-
vant and with some imagination, you have
th tact and courtesy. Will-power is not
y strong, moral and religious feeling is
[h, and you appreciate home life, and you
fond of children. There is mathematical
lity, and you have neatness, accuracy,
order. You should bc a good card-
yer, and fond of most games. Artistic
ling is weak, neither arc you much of an
anizer, sense of justice is well developed,
jealousy  is non-existant.
S. D.—You have a good clear business
,d with decided powers of acquisitiveness,
d a keen sense of values. Your will-power
fair and is allied to a good deal of am-
ion. Your tastes are not artistic, and in
ttefS of dress you arc inclined to bc loud.
You are somewhat aggressive, lacking in tact,
egotistical and vain, you make enemies and
wonder how you have done it. At times,
too, you are inclined to be unscrupulous, and
there is a good deal of vindictiveness in your
character. Affection is fair and some moral
sense is indicated.
S. A. D.—Yes, Victoria is a fine city, I
think you will like it when you pay us a
visit; in the meantime here is your character for you: Your artistic sense is somewhat undeveloped. You are hardworking without being brilliant in any particular way, ambition is fair, also your sense of observation.
Your temper is hasty and strong but you
quickly forgive and do not hesitate to ask
forgiveness yourself. Mathematical power is
weak, you lack logic and the power of clear,
concise expression, there is some jealousy, and
a little, a very little, inconsistency. You
are not extravagant but you like comfort.
Unselfish and warm-hearted, you have many
friends. You have a fine sense of honour,
you are very straightforward and you possess a deep religious feeling; in some matters you arc too confiding, in others too reserved, even secretive. On the whole you
are optimistic.
A. A. B., COTTONWOOD—Your writing
is rather unformed but I gather the following from it: With very little art you are
quick and practised at figures. Having plenty
of commonsense you are good at business, at
commerce you should do well. Your energy
and ambition are both good, but you lack
the ability to scheme and plan. Conscientious, straightforward and upright, you do
not lack belief in yourself or cpurage to
fight your battles. Your moral and religious sense is high, you hate meanness.
You are a poor speaker, a better thinker.
No jealousy or vanity, and very little
egotism. You are both affectionate and kind-
hearted.     Fond   of  hunting and  shooting.
B. L. L.—Impulsive, energetic and ambitious, your commonsense is v.*ell developed.
Although you are methodical, you miss details and you lack keen observation. You
cloak yourself too closely in the mantle of
your own ideas, and have a difficulty in reach
ing the standpoint of others. Affectionate,
fond of society and travelling, you are a
bright and cheerful companion with a lively
sense of humour. Your artistic tastes incline
towards music, you havc no jealousy or van
ity, and very little real selfishness. You are
candid, straightforward and hoi ourable with
a good moral sense and a good idea of justice. You are fond of an outdoor life and
its sports, and you are attracted by the opposite sex.
NELSON—You should certainly visit Victoria. Yes, England is always "Home" to me
and I have been an exile for ten years. And
now to satisfy your aroused curiosity: Your
prominent trait is certainly caution, allied too,
with energy. Appreciating art, you have no
talent. You are not extravagant, you detest
waste, and you can savw. Optimistic on the
whole, you are subject *o fits of depression:
tactful and courteous, you are straightforward, and your sense of humour is good. You
are able to reason and argue, you are dis
tinctly logical, yet your mathematical powers
are not great. Your energy is not very great
but you are a steady worker. Inclined to
slur over details, on the whole you arc easy
going with a good temper. Will-power is
fair, and I note some inconsistency. You are
fond of children and of home life in general.
Your writing is unique in this; you formed
thirty-six "TV in your letter to me, and did
not cross one.
T. A. K.—You have a good business capacity, and common sense is fair. Not impulsive
yet energetic. Sanguine and hopeful, you
bear your troubles with a stout heart, al
though at times I suspect, you have a good
grumble. I note some inconsistency, a little
jealousy, and a poor sense of justice. Affectionate, you are reserved, this although you
arc a good talker. Artistic feeling and good
taste is marked; moral feeling too, is pronounced but I do not think you are always
truthful in small matters, in the more im
portant affairs of life you would be. Your
memory is excellent, you arc fond of both
animals and flowers, and you are capable of
great sacrifices for those you love.
NOAH—Bright, enthusiastic and impulsive,
you lack both mental and moral ballast, this
although your heart and sentiments arc excellent. Although precise you are not tidy,
though you have method, you arc not neat.
The approbation of others you seek, the advice
of many you ask. A greater talker than
thinker, nevertheless your brain-power is good.
Temper is hot and hasty, but you acknowledge
an error at once, and you forgive readily
Memory and mathematics are both poor
You have good taste if not artistic, you are
fond of music and should sing, Imaginative
and somewhat credulous, you exaggerate, oc^
casionally crossing the line t'wixt truth and
falsehood; you are fond of an outdoor life
your energy is, I fear, often .wasted on trifles
instead of real work.
SHEM—Active, energetic, you arc also
dogged and determined. Gifted with brains,
you use them, having plenty of initiative.
Djgotism is pronounced and self-approval is
perceptible, with a strong will you lay your
course, sometimes inconsiderately. Observation is poor but you have method and an idea
of order with some ability to organise. I note
a touch of irritable jealousy, but you also
have some tact and patience. Moral sense is
good, you are both affectionate and honour
able, straightforward and truthful. There is a
lack of sympathy and consideration, otherwise
a good, if slightly erratic character. You are
fond of travelling and of fresh scenes.
HAM—On the whole you arc a forceful
personage, one whose active energy not seldom outruns his discretion, Business-like,
clear-headed, you arc quick to seize the salient
points in any matter. Candid and critical,
you lack caution and tact. Affectionate, attracted to the opposite sex, you are fond of
domestic life, though not averse to roughing
it. Justice is fair, sense of honour good, and
you havc an excellent moral sense.    You havc
a good opinion of yourself and your own
powers, you are a.good friend, on the whole
optimistic but not credulous. Your artistic
sense is weak, and I imagine you are lacking
somewhat in courtesy.
JAPHET—You have an uncommonly feminine hand, and, in the following remarks, I
assume that you are a woman. Refined and
artistic, your character is nicely balanced,
excess of any sort should be entirely foreign
to you. Cheerful and bright, affectionate and
domesticated, you are a pleasing companion
and friend. With tact and diplomacy you
are candid and sincere. Thoughtful for others
your moral and religious tendencies are distinctly high. Although a home bird you are
fond of society and of all sports and games,
and you take a keen and lively interest in
all that is going on. I note a strong, controlled temper, some jealousy, self-satisfaction,
a little vanity and an occasional curious unscrupulous mood.
RIVERSIDE—After your expressions I feel
some trepidation in attempting to analyse your
writing, but here is what I see: Generally
speaking you are optimistic, generous, open-
handed, fond of comfort, and disliking any
semblance of roughing it. Although not artistic you are cultured and your taste is fair.
Clear-headed, methodical and business-like, although not tremendously energetic and ambitious, you are a steady and conscientious
worker. You possess both originality and
imagination, you are fond of reading and you
have studied a good deal. You have tact
and discretion, and though your will is not
weak, you can give way gracefully. Not
irritable, your temper is not always as well
controlled as you would like, I note an undeveloped power for mathematics. Accuracy
is weak, observation is present, and method is
well marked.
PERTINENT —Thank you. Departing
from my usual custom, here is a list which
will concisely fulfil your request:
Failings—Lack of initiative; poor power of
observation; uncharitableness; weak energy;
injustice to others; a rooted prejudice; weak
artistic feeling.
Good Points—Truthfulness; affectionate disposition; absence of jealousy; commonsense
well marked; steadfast but reasonable will;
high moral tone; deep and fervent religious
feelings.
You are careful and precise but apt to
be narrow in your views and life. I consider
that your good points, allied to your general
character, far outweigh your bad ones, which,
after all, might be worse.
BUMPKIN—Generally speaking, your character and writing bear a shadowy resemblance
to Pertinent's. I see no jealousy, very little
selfishness, and a fair generosity. You are
not impulsive but you have a fair energy.
Tactful and cautious you decide and act with
deliberation. Candid and truthful your sense
of honour and morality is distinctly high.
Capable of deep affection, you are domesti
cated, clever at needle-work, and with a nice
taste in dress, Fond of social life, theatres,
dances, etc., you hold yourself in, and you
are reserved in many matters. On the whole
you are sanguine. Your lemper and willpower are strong; the former, which has
caused you a lot of trouble, is now more under
control.
H. C.—I am glad I was successful with
your friend, I hope I may be able to give
you equally accurate results. Methodical and
precise, you have observation and powers of
deduction. Generous but not extravagant, you
are warm-hearted, will do a good turn to
others, and you are generally cheerful. An
able critic, you are charitably disposed towards the shortcomings of others. Your
thoughts and acts are well controlled, you arc
not rash, though you are active and with a
fair amount of energy. Having courage, you
will fight hard for what is right and just,
but you require friendship and sympathy. Affectionate, fond of children, and home life,
you arc studious and thoughtful. Temper,
well under control, is indicated. Your feelings of justice, honour, and morality, arc all
good. I note some jealousy, a slight vaccil
lation, and your will-power might be more
pronounced. Mathematical powers of average
ability arc indicated, and on the whole you
have a sanguine disposition.
TAU
Gossip from the Stalls
(Continued from Tagc 3)
Robert Hood Bowers, has made a
fortune in royalties from liis work.
He seems to have grasped the secret
of writing musicianly and at the same
time popular airs. Mr. Bowers is a
stickler for the proper interpretation
of his work ancl for that reason local
playgoers will hear many instruments
rarely seen in the orchestra pit of the
theatre.
In contradistinction to it is the rollicking "Go As Far As You Like
With Me," which was obviously written to meet and supply the demand
for a number which would approach
the tourists' idea of that portion of
Paris which is on exhibition tr satisfy the desires and expectations of the
stranger, just as Chinatown, with its
"joints" is made for the occupants
of a "rubberneck" wagon.
The score contains a wonderful variety of numbers calculated to please
all tastes, and through thc theme of it
all is that dainty French frothiness
so marked in the works of all modern
French composers. This is not to bc
wondered at, since Mr. Bowers completed his musical education ill Paris.
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THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, l'>12
Mrs. M. H. Suain is a guest at the
Empress  Hotel  from  San  Francisco.
* *   *
Mr. B. J. Perry of this city has
returned from an extended trip
abroad.
* *   *
Dr. and Mrs. A. T. Proctor, from
Vancouver, were among the many
guests in the city last week.
* *   *
Mr. R. W. Haggen of Revelstoke,
is staying at the Dominion Hotel for
a few days.
* *   *
Miss Nelson and Miss Blanche Nelson, Vancouver, have been the guests
of friends in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. VV. J. Hogg of Vancouver have been staying at the Empress  Hotel  during the week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Gore and party
motored as far as Duncan, B.C., last
Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Davie of Seattle
are  registered  at  the  King  Edward
Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. Baker accompanied by Miss N.
Baker, Vancouver, were guests during
the week at the Empress Hotel.
Miss H. Ramsay, Enderby, B.C., is
the guest of Mrs. Stevenson, Burdette
Avenue.
Mrs. Janies Raymur and Miss Ne-
veda Raymur have returned from a
short visit to Southern California.
Mr. James McGowan, Vancouver,
B. C, paid a flying visit to Victoria
during the week.
* *   *
Mrs. D. H. McRae, from Nanaimo,
has been a guest at the Prince George
hotel.
* #   *
Rev. and Mrs. W. J. Robertson,
from Ladysmith, have been the guest
of friends in Victoria.
* *   *
Mrs. Innes Hopkins, Esquimalt, entertained a few of her friends at a
small and informal dance one evening last week.
* *   *
Mr. J. A. Cooper, from Toronto, is
among the guests registered at the
Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mrs. Beresford Hogg and Mr. Colin
Hogg, who have been staying at
Shawnigan Lake, were in town last
week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. William Kennedy (nee
Miss Mary Broughton) of Vancouver,
have returned from their wedding
trip and are now residing in this city.
* *   *
Mrs. Mainguy, accompanied by
Miss Anderson of this city, who has
been her guest for some months past,
were in town for a few days during
the week.
* *   *
Dr. Robert McKechnie, of Vancouver, president of the Provincial
Medical Council, paid a brief visit to
Victoria last week.
* *   *
Mrs. E. J. McFeeley was hoste.;s
of a most enjoyable dance at her
home in Vancouver, given in honour
of her guest, Mrs. Chisholm, of this
city.
* *   *
Dr. J. D. Hunter of this city, has
left for London, Ontario, where his
marriage to Miss Anita Hunt, of that
city, will take place on the 20th of
this month.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. E. Evans and
daughter of Brandon, Manitoba, were
recent guests in the city and were
registered at the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Miss Walbran, of Heywood Avenue,
gave a most enjoyable "Valentine
party" to a large circle of friends on
Wednesday evening, when the guests
present   had   an   exceedingly   happy
time.
* *   *
Mrs. E. J. McFeely, of Vancouver,
was the hostess of a very enjoyable
dance last Friday evening at her
home on Burnaby Street, give in
honour of Miss Chisholm, of Victoria,
who is at present staying witb her.
* *   *
The engagement has been announced   recently   of   Miss   Madge
Holden, eldest daughter of Mrs. F.
Clark Holden of this city, and Lieutenant Roland Henry Moore Bury, R.
N., youngest son of Mr. James A.
Bury, of Beechgrove, Kingston, Ireland.
* •*<   *
Mrs. William Swinerton announces
the marriage of her daughter, Miss
Sophie Eileen Weldon, to Mr. Fred.
Grant Brown, eldest son of Mr. J.
Brown, Union Bay. The marriage has
been arranged to take place on Wednesday evening, March 6th, at the
Metropolitan Methodist Church.
* *   *
On Monday, February 12th, Miss
Verna Liddell, was given a surprise
party by a number of her friends at
her home at James Bay. Among
those present were: Miss A. Irvine,
Miss O. Greenshaw, Miss M. Lindsey, Miss E. Jeune, the Misses Ricketts, and the Messrs. D. Cochenour,
K. Rowbottom, R. McBrady, A. Crap-
per, D. Gordon, B. Hovey, B. White-
field and others.
* *   *
The marriage was solemnized recently of Miss Mabel Spears, lately
of Westminster College, Toronto, and
Mr. Stanley McLeod, of Vancouver,
B.C. The ceremony was performed
by the Rev. James R. Fraser, of
Chalmers Presbyteriau church at the
home of the bride's uncle, Mr. Alexander Speaks, Uxbridge, Ontario.
The bride wore a smart suit of gray
with fur hat and carried a bouquet of
red roses and lilies-of-the-valley. The
honeymoon is being spent in Bermuda.
* *   *
The marriage was celebrated at
Christ Church Cathedral on February 8th, of Miss F. E. M. Kent, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
C. Kent, of London, England, and
Mr. F. J. D. Wright, youngest son
of the. late Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Wright, of Notts, England. The ceremony was performed by the Rev.
Dean Doull. The bride who was
charmingly attired in a gown of old
rose, set off by a large picture hat,
was supported by her father and attended by her sister, Miss E. Kent,
Who wore a smart gown of brown
velvet.   Mr. H. Kent, brother of the
bride supported the bridegroom. After the ceremony a dainty wedding
breakfast was served at the home of
the bride's parents, after which the
happy couple left on the noon boat
for Vancouver and the Sound cities,
where the honeymoon will be spent.
*   *   *
Mrs. Bernard Heisterman, Pemberton Road, was hostess on Wednesday
afternoon last of a most enjoyable
tea. The drawing-room and tea table
were tastefully decorated with daffodils and greenery. Among the guests
present were: Mrs. McBride, Mrs. T.
S. Gore, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. Flummerfelt, Mrs. B. Wilson, Mrs. Jos.
Wlison, Mrs. Brett, Mrs. Lindsay,
Mrs. Gresley, Mrs. Hanington, Mrs.
H. Heisterman, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Geo.
Johnson, Mrs. C. M. Roberts, Mrs.
A. S. Gore, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Pooley, Miss Pooley, Mrs. Rattenbury,
Mrs. A. W. Harvey, Mrs. Rome, Mrs.
Blaiklock, Miss Rome, Miss Ross Arbuthnot, Miss Hannington, Mrs.
Fleet Robertson, Mrs. McCallum, the
Misses Pages, Miss Mason, Miss Ramsay, Mrs. B. Tye, Mrs. Blackwood,
the Misses Blackwood, thc Misses
Pitts, Mrs. Geo. Gillespie, Mrs. O. M.
Jones, Mrs. Roper, Mrs. Rismuller,
Miss Phyllis Mason, Mrs. Ambery,
Miss Angus, Miss Renny, Mrs. Jack
Rithet and others.
Mrs. E. E. Blackwood, at her
charming residence on Linden Ave.,
was hostess last week of a smart tea,
given in honour of Mrs. Jack Templeton, who has returned from her
honeymoon to take up her residence
in this city. Among the guests were:
Mrs. Beauchamp Tye, Mrs. Bernard
Heisterman, Mrs. C. M. Roberts, Miss
Eberts, Miss Lorna Eberts, Miss Mason, Miss Ramsay, Mrs. Arthur Gore,
Mrs. A. W. Harvey, Mrs. Genge,
Mrs. Rome, Miss Rome, Miss Arbuthnot, Miss Day, Miss Pooley, Miss
Elinor Hannington, Mrs. Lindsay,
the Misses Page, Miss Fell, Miss
Lorna Wadmore, Mrs. Geo. Johnson,
Miss Gillespie, the Misses Lawson,
Miss Helen Peters and others. The
tea-table, which was daintily adorned
with pink carnations and asparagus
fern, was presided over by Mrs. Bernard Heisterman, who poured tea.
Pacific Highways
With their goal almost in sight
Chester Lawrence and T. J. Beau-
dette, who are pathfinding the Pacilic Highway from Los Angeles to the
City of Mexico, have been held up by
insurrectos, and their lives threatened,
and otherwise annoyed so that their
trip has been abandoned on authority
of the Los Angeles Examiner, under
whose direction Lawrence is working.
This information was received at
the headquarters of the Pacific Highway Association in a telegram which
did not state whether or no the pathfinders would be able to bring their
Cadillac car out of the country or
not. The chances are that the car
will have to be abandoned, and that
the representatives of the Pacific
Highway Association will do well to
escape with their lives, although from
the meagre information that has been
received there is no indication that
there is immediate danger.
It is to be regretted very much
that the insurrection if it had to
come, could not be delayed a few
days, as the hardest part of the trip
had been covered, and it does not
seem quite fair that these hardy
pioneers should travel so far and accomplish such wonderful results in
laying out a new route for automobile
travel without having the satisfaction
and the reward of accomplishing
what they started out to do.
The log and photographs that Lawrence and Beaudette have taken during the trip will prove invaluable to
the collection of road information
that the Pacific Highway is gradually acquiring, covering the route of
this International Trunk Line Highway from Alaska to the Isthmus of
Panama.
There is no question but what as
soon as the internal strife of the Republic   of   Mexico   settles   that   the
people will turn to road building, and
this trip, although not completed, will
mark the beginning of a new era for
highway construction by our Southern neighbors. Undoubtedly fitting
recognition of this pioneer work will
be made by the Pacific Highway Association at their annual convention
at San Francisco August 5th, 6th and
7th.
Although it will be impossible to
award the pathfinders the medal that
they started out to get, President
Ronald and other highway officials
feel that a great deal of credit is due
both the Los Angeles Examiner, and
Don Lee, the Cadillac agent, whose
car was used on this trip. Just how
this recognition will be evolved of
course has not been decided upon,
but it is to be expected that the
Executive Council of the Pacific Highway Association will plan something
that will be in line with the strenuous
work that has been done by Lawrence
and Beaudette, although definite information has not been received.
UNITED CHARITY BALL
The committee of the Knights of
Columbus who-Jiad charge of the
United Charity Ball given on the 24th
January, desire to publish for the information of the public the following
statement of receipts and expenditures in connection with that function:
Receipts
Sale of Tickets   $777.00
Donation,  Mr.  Mallini     50.00
Petty Cash         1.00
 $828.00
Expenditures
Rent,  Alexandra   Club $ 150.00
Janitor, and Cloak-room      8.00
Catering     262.50
Printing        47.00
Orchestra        66.00
Hinton Electric       3.50
Distribution of Surplus
Cheque,   Ladies'   Auxiliary,   Jubilee Hospital $ 97.00
Cheque, Ladies' Auxiliary, Anti-
1 uberculosis Society       97.00
Cheque, St. Joseph's Hospital..    97.00
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11
it the Arena
int Maria Goes to See the Hockey
Match)
Yes, my dear, your Da hinsisted on
goin' along of your Ma "Maria";
he, "I'm sure you've never seen
Ockey Match, seeing as 'ow you've
ly just come hout from Hengland;
got the tickets, so you just pop
your bonnet and off you goes
i Tilly."
fohn," ses I, "I'm too old," ses I,
J I   never   could   abear   them."
0 old," ses 'e, as is halways your
i way hof halways a-hinterrupting;
:h a body can't get in a word
jeways, as I halways did say to
|: Ma and always will, that oncet
let your 'usban' get the hupper
where har you?;—true Maria,
Ises, and manys—owever, 'e per-
jed me, and so orf I goes along of
Ma to catch the tram; which
[rot by the Fountain, tho' why so
Id I'm sure I don't know, there
Ij no pub or even a little 'otel
Ir. And thankful I was to get it
[e sure, for what with the slop
j the mud and my new boots,
lh you never can get boots to fit
las I've told your pore dear
lie afore 'e died, many a time,
ransfers to the Willows," ses
Ma to the conductor, a civil
|gh young man, tho' why wearing
aved neck, and quite the gentle-
without, I couldn't understand.
Ing to enjoy yourself at the
ley Match Ma'am," ses 'e, aldok-
Ivery 'ard at me. "None of your
pence, young man," ses I, "being
|enough to be your mother, which
was I'd learn you to be asting
lettable married ladies if they was
ng to  enjye  theirselves,"  I  ses,
1 what's more," I  ses—and then
Ma ses, "Ush," very sudden and
lies my 'and.   '"E don't mean no
she whispers, '"e 's only friend-
ke." By that time the young fel-
'ad gorn, or else I'd a said I was
t 'asty, but there, 'e shouldn't a
i so free.
ye-and-bye we  got to  town and
lged cars for the Willows, tho' of
lie outlandish names as ever was,
always amixed up in my mind
a buryin',   as   your   pore dear
cle ses to me, pore lamb, "Never
mind, Maria," 'e ses, "plant a wil-
hover me, it'll do hall the weep-
and you can go 'an 'unt for an-
er 'usban!"   So, as I was asaying,
we pops hinto the car, least-ways
r Ma did, being halways a thin
nan, but the steps bein' that 'igh
the platform being that crowded
h young fellers, I got one foot on
I there I sticks till some more of
come a shoving up be'ind and two
em pulled me up in front, and hin
oes.
sees Tilly, at least your Ma, as I
uld say, astanding up looking quite
lady.   "Tilly," ses I, "why don't
set down?"   "Ush, Maria," ses
, "the seats are hall full."   "Ho,
s  I, "so  they har," and  so  they
my dear; a lot of bragin young
nips asittin' at their ease, and got
nerve and imperence to sit there,
ilst me and your Ma and two other
ies  was   astanding.   "Ho,"  ses I,
loud, "Ho, Hi see the seats har
, but Hi can see no genelmen hin
car. No, Tilly," I continues, "nor
re ain't no men either, there's only
)t o' tailor's dummys hout for lian
ng. Hif Hi was a man," I ses,
lich thank goodness Hi'm not, I'd
it no truck with such rubbage, I'd
dw all the trash out," I ses.
Meaning?" says one young feller,
cocky.        .  .
Them as fancies the cap'Il fit them
wear it," I  ses, very firm, and
trouble you to keep your tongue
yourself, young man," I ses, "the
iperence, 'an me a respectable mar-
1 woman, and you 'an your pals
ttin' there like a lot of swallows
vittering on a tallygraft pole; I'll
'n you," I ses, and I pulls at the
-rope, "0 don't Maria, 'ush, 'ush,"
s your Ma, whicii I always knew
t, tho' she is my sister, she 'ah no
•it, not what she should 'ave 'ad.
_, Tilly," ses I, "I've been hinsult-
by this   young   whippersnapper,"
I pulls the cord again. "Conduc-
I shouts, "Conductor, this young
cr* "   Hexcuse    me    Marm,"
the young feller, getting up in an
"urry, "Hallow me to hoffer you my
seat, tho' far too small, I fear," and
with that 'e and some of 'is pals
moves orf, and down I sits with your
Ma and the other ladies.
Yes, my dear, if 'e 'adn't happolo-
gised hin time I'd a had 'im put orf
the car, and pretty quick too.
After a bit we comes to The Willows, and we gets hout at the
"Harena," as they calls it. After
pushing and scrowging somefink awful, we gets inside, at least we gets
as far as the young man whats taking
the tickets, and there we 'ad to stop.
"Tickets," 'e shouts, and your Mar
feels in 'er redicule. "Law, Maria, I
never did," ses she. "Why, Tilly," ses
I, "you don't mean to say that you've
been and lorst them?" ses I.
"I 'ave," ses she, "Ow, whatever
shall we do," ses she, "and I 'avnt
got enough money," ses she. "Lemme
see," says I, a-drawing to one side,
for by this time the people to the
back of us was a-shoutin' and a-shov-
in' somethink cruel, and I feels in my
pocket which I always ties on before
I goes hout, but there, I'd gone and
left my purse at 'ome and so I
couldn't do nothing.
Well, when your Ma was beginning
to cry, and I was a-saying it didn't
make no difference, up comes a young
feller in a striped jersey.
"What's the matter, ladies?" ses 'e,
very polite; "can I do' anything for
you?" Thank you, young man,", ses
I, "the matter is that my sister 'ere
'as been and lorst 'er tickets, which
'er 'usban, pore man, '11 take on somethink cruel about it wen we goes
'ome."
"I think we can remedy that,
Madam," ses 'e, and I made sure that
'e was going to harsk hus for some
more money. "From the Hold Country?" 'e asks. "Yes," says I, "and
twenty years service as cook in the
'ighest fambies, and my 'usban, 'e was
coachman to Lord  "   "Quite
so, Madam," ses the young man, cutting me orf short-like, "will you follow this way, please?" and 'e leads
the way hup and halong a passidge
till all on a sudden we sees the hinside of the Harena. '"Ere, Madam,"
ses 'e, "is some seats we reserve for
distinguished guests. Hallow me to
offer them to you." "Sir," ses I,
dropping a curtsey, "hon be'alf of my
sister 'ere and myself I thank you."
"Not at all Madam," 'e replied, and
goes orf and we sits down.
Sich a crowd, all round the building, and such a floor, all of white
marble, and at heach hend of it what
looked like great coops for turkeys,
reminded me of the days at Sitting-
bourne Park. Bye-and-bye the band,
which was a-playing somewheres,
stopped sudden-like, and hin comes a
lot of young fellers with little sticks
a-knocking a little bit of wood hin
front hof them. "0," I ses to your
Ma, "so thems the 'Ockey players,
wheres the ice?" "There," ses your
Ma, a-pointing down. "Where?" ses
I.
"Don't be silly, Maria, they're walking on it," ses she.
"What?" ses I, "that white stuff-
never—tell me that that's ice Matilda
Boffin,—ice your grandmother," ses I.
"It is," ses your Ma, "so there!"
"Well," ses I, beginning to get
warm, when all of a sudden the
young fellers started achivying each
other after the little bit of wood just
as if they was all mad, and they kept
all on knocking about with their sticks
till it was a mercy someone wasn't
killed.
Suddingly we 'eard a 'orrible shindy,
all the people a-shouting and the bells
a-ringing. "Whatever's the matter,
Tilly?" I ses to your Ma, "is someone
'urt or is the 'ouse on fire?" "Ush,
it's all right," she ses, "look, sortie-
one's knocked the bit of wood inside
the coop and they call that a goal."
Your Ma was right, and all the
noise was over that; before long a
young feller got hold of the wood
and sent it flying across to the other
end and into that coop, and then more
rackets and rows. After a bit the
clock struck and orf they all went,
while another feller came on by his-
self. Lawamass'y, how he could skate,
I wouldn't a believed it,, not if you
gave me a thousand pounds', if I 'adnt
see 'im do it; it seemed like as if he
'ad wings and could fly, only you
couldn't    see    them;    I    declare    I
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NOTICE
Meryl   Mineral   Claim,   situate   in   Victoria
Mining   Division   of   Highland   District.
Where located—On Section 61, east side,
Saanich.
TAKE  NOTICE that  I,  W.  A.   Lorimer,
Free Miner's Certificate No.  54I47-B, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to
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AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that
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Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1912.
feb. 17 apl. 13
wouldn't a been a bit surprised if
'e'd flown right up.
Bye-and-bye back conies the 'Ockey
players arid at it they went again,
one after the other as fast as you
please. 'Owever before they'd been
at it long one of the players on one
side 'it out at one of the other side,
'e being the young feller as took us
in, 'it out at 'im with a gallus great
stick. '"Ere," ses I, jumping up, play
fair, young man, play fair; shame to
go and 'it out at 'im like that, shame
it is, and I'll report you to the management." "Sit down in front,"
shouts a lot of people a-sitting be'ind
me, and your Ma pulls at me.
"No," ses I, picking up my brella
and turning round, "I ain't going to
sit down and see a genelman as is a
genelman get knocked about, and as
for you," ses I, turning to your Ma,
"ow you can 'ave the face, Matilda
Boffin, to set there and see a pore
young lamb what's given you a seat
and be'aved as a puffeck genleman to
us, knocked about, I, for one, don't
know, and I'm orf." And up I gets,
and your Ma with me and marches
out.
When we gets to the door I says
to the young feller what takes the
tickets, '"Ow is the young feller what
took us iii?" "Young O'Connor, it
was," I ses. "I guess he's playing
a great game tonight." "Young man,"
I ses, "only just now I saw another
feller hit at him, he must be hurt."
The young feller laughed until I
thought he would never stop. "0
Gee, O Gee," 'e kep on saying, and I
saw 'e was laughing at us, so I takes
'old -of your Ma arid I ses, "Tilly, lets
be off, Matilda. Scroggins ain't going
to stand like a stuffed dummy to be
laughed at."
We pretty well 'ad the tram to our-
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ti
Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
Humours
(By The Hornet)
ff
That it is always easy to sit on the
under dog.
* *   *
That the time to prod a lion is when
he is dead.
* *   *
That none is quite so sure of this
as the jackal.
* *   *
That noble sentiments always sound
well from pretty lips.
* *   *
That people have been known to
imagine themselves seized by the vertigo of reform, when in reality they
only wanted a change of diet.
* *   *
That we are never quite so certain
about anything as that the thing we
want to do is right.
* *   *
That one real reason is worth a
multitude of sham excuses.
* *   *
That forbidden fruit is only sweet
before it is plucked.
* *   *
That if we were only half as wise
as we think we are, we should never
make another mistake.
* .*"'*
That the City Council treated Alderman Cuthbert rather cavalierly.
* *   *
That    they    may    possibly    have
thought him too modest for a newcomer, although they did not say so.
* *   *
That he would be well advised to do
one thing at a time and do it well.
* *   *
That a man's influence in public affairs is not always in proportion to
what he thinks he knows.
* *   *
That the hardest task of every public man is to convince his colleagues
that he doesn't know it all.
That Ex-Mayor Morley worked on
this tack for four years, and there
were still doubters.
* *   *
That Mayor Beckwith and his colleagues mean business and are conducting the business of the city in a
dignified manner.
* *   *
That what the City Engineer does
not know about the work of his own
Department would require a standing
committee to keep track of.
* *   *
That the latest fiasco at Smith's
Hill Reservoir must be laid at his
door, since the By-law gave him absolute control of his Department.
* *   *
That if the City Engineer is not
able to appoint competent inspectors,
what protection is there against shoddy workmanship?
* *   *
That if the cuckoo would pick up
the dirt the paving contractors might
be induced to resume work.
* *   *
That the upper portion of Johnson
Street has been out of commission
for more than six months.
* *   *
That the Dallas Road from Fairfield to Foul Bay will be impossible
until next fall.
* *   *
That Mackenzie & Mann are said
to have purchased the Dallas Hotel.
* *   *
That waterfront property between
the Outer Wharf and Ogden Point is
a bonanza.
* *   *
That work will be commenced on
Engineer  Coste's plans within three
months.
* *   *
That Sir Donald Mann's capacity
for "doing" is only equalled by his
capacity for "not saying."
* *   *
That he can keep silence in thirteen
languages and be   eloquent   all the
time.
* *   *
That if the interviewer is to learn
anything he must watch the twinkle
of his eye.
That the twinkle is said to have
conveyed the intelligence that there
would be railways through the Bella
Coola and Naas Valleys within three
years.
* *   *
That the alleged settlement of
Home Rule is very much like the
settlement of coffee grounds—on the
surface.
* *   *
That if John Redmond & Company
think they would find Sir Edward
Grey, K.G., easier to handle than Mr.
Asquith they have another guess
coming.
* *   *
That he is essentially the Knight
with "the velvet scabbard and the
sword of steel."
That during the week he and Winston Churchill have delivered two of
the most statesmanlike addresses of
the last quarter of a century.
* *   *
That it was very considerate of the
Kaiser to invite Mr. Haldane to
Berlin.
That unfortunately the Kaiser's actions do not always tally with his
words.
* *   *
That his motto would seem to be:
"Dum spiro spearo."
* *   *
That if he is not very careful,
George Rex will in time become as
popular as his illustrious father.
**'*.'..+
That this would be a terrible disappointment to those who are not in
favour of "kingly rule."
* *   *
That the distinguished honour paid
to Sir Edward Grey is so far the most
sagacious act of his career.
* *   *
That for once the Colonist spiked
the guns of the Times, which had not
a single shot left to fire, after being
pronounced "vile."
* *   *
That the play on "virile" was almost worthy of the editor of Judy.
That if Duncan M. Mclntyre had
been a member of the Times staff he
might have been a delegate to the
Imperial Press Conference.
* *   *
That as it is, he is merely Deputy
Commissioner of Fisheries.
* *   *
That it is quite on the cards that
of the two the latter appointment is
the more important, and certainly
more permanent.
* *   *
That Duncan is the best specimen
of a young journalist seen in the West
for many years, and this is not to reflect on many others.
* *   *
That the Times is "getting ready"
to run Morley as a Liberal candidate;
its "getting ready" consists in laying
in an extra stock of mud.
* *   *
That the sanitary condition of the
railroad camps in British Columbia
may be improved, but is still far from
perfect.
* *   *
That Dr. Davis has done good
work, but the ground is too much
for one man to cover.
* *   *
That when men are docked $i a
month for medical fees, they ought
to be able to get medical attention,
even under alien contractors.
-   .   *   *   *
That the American Press notices of
King George's speech might be funny
if they were not so "colourless."
* *   *
That the writers were evidently disappointed that the King did not exhibit the indiscretions of a President.
* *   *
That John Chinaman has set the
world an example of peaceful revolution.
* *   *
That he has persuaded the representatives of a dynasty three hundred
years old to abdicate cheerfully.
* *   *
That he showed his sagacity in
making the "insult" heavy enough to
be effective.
That our old stage friend "
Bah," with his perpetually gre;
palm, was an infant in diplom
compared with John.
* *   *
That before we know it, the si
ing giant will awaken admiratiot
place of curiosity.
* *   *
That the Morning Sun has be
to shine—on Vancouver Liberalisi
* *   *
That between the Sun and the !
set McConnell ought to be abh
take a "rise" out of the Opposi
Press.
* *   *
That the Times has found ano
mare's nest; it is nothing new
Babies to be "up in Arms"
* *   * '
That Lester Patrick is still the
tain of the champion hockey tea
* *   *
That the safest bet of the se
is the Capitals for the Cup.
That "Lady *Huntworth's Ex
ment" will not be repeated—in
toria, at any rate.
* *   *
That  musical   comedy,   hypno
and   John   McCormack   are
drawing cards.
* *  .*
That there is more than one
officer in the City Police Force
newest recruit being Constable
lison.
* *   *
That he practises on the same
away team as his predecessor.
* *   *
That it was all a put-up job t(
vertise Cameron & Calwell am
keep the team in condition.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Elizabeth C. Claytc
Bella   Coola,   occupation  Widow,  intern
apply for permission to purchase the folic
described lands:—Commencing at a post I
ed on island in Bella Coola River and t
opposite   the   North-east   corner   of   Lo
thence westerly  7 chains 80  links, moi
less;   thence  north-westerly   19  chains,
or less;  thence northerly 4 chains, moi
less; thence north-easterly 10 chains, mo
less; thence easterly 16 chains more or
thence south-easterly 4 chains, more or
thence southerly 9 chains, more or les
point of commencement.
CLAYTC
Dated January  19th,  1912.
ELIZABETH C.
feb. 3
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