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Brokers and Financial Agents
Real Estate, B. C Lands
Timber, Coal and Iron
620 Yates Street
'elephone 471    -:-    Victoria, B. C.
The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review*
Published at Victoria. B. 6.
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
ol. 10.   No. l//ty
Tenth Year
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
seems as if the colour question is
ever with us.   Like murder, it will
own, but persists in cropping up at
y turn.   British Columbia is fairly well
to the importance of the question,
■.rn Canada is a long way from realizes most important aspects,  ancl can
y yet be said to be in sympathy with
Vest.   Possibly this is because the East
not run the same risk of invasion, ancl
f it would only study the object les-
Dresented in different parts of the Emit would speedily line up with the most
iced opinion of the Anti-Orientalist,
subject is invested with renewed in-
by reason of the fact that a serious
)t is being made to bring about the
ation of the Bahamas to Canada.   A
meeting was recently held in the
nas and addressed by Mr. T. B. Ma-
of Montreal, a gentleman of high
m and influence.   Needless to say, he
.ntirely in  favour of the proposal,
j his argument upon trade reasons,
r, so good;  but the real interest of
tuation developed at a later stage of
eeting, when a number of local gentle-
expressed themselves on the subject.
>oint is that they all spoke emphatical-
favour of the view, that "colour would
no obstacle," and "there would be no
lity on  that point if all  concerned
realize that every man in the Baha-
was a British  subject."    Then one
across the following significant state-
by   one   of   the   leading   speakers:
le the people of the Bahamas were
able ancl law-abiding, they would re-
the extreme any attempt to restrict
ghts and privileges enjoyed by them
early a century."   Mr. Davis of To-
who  was  present at the  meeting,
ing as a member of the Empire Club,
that  the   Bahamas  and  its coloured
ation would receive a hearty welcome
Canadians ancl that "since he had
there he was most favourably im-
:d by the coloured people and looked
them as a superior class.    He felt
they would be an acceptable addition
ie people of Canada."    The Nassau
ine, in commenting on the meeting,
uglily endorsed the scheme ancl pooh-
ed the idea that the question of colour
d create any differences.   Erom all of
i may be gathered that Mr. T. B. Ma-
y of Montreal, Mr. Davis of Toronto,
1 number of other worthy gentlemen,
are greatly impressed  with  lhe hied possibilities in life insurance, pork-
ng,   and   other   laudable   enterprises
1 would follow annexation, have yet a
deal to learn on the broad issues jri-
d, and as far as one can judge at pre-
they will have to learn it from the
iced standpoint of British Columbians.
lHE I. W. W.—The most intelligent
and comprehensive report of the
conditions created in the Fraser
y by the action of the I. VV. W. is to
und in the admirable interview with
Aicas, the member for Yale, in Thurs-
Colonist. The gist of the matter is
while there has been practically no
: to violence, a very effective system
:keting has been established and work
ieen effectually blocked.   At a time
expeditious railway construction is
i utmost importance to B. C, this is
ous matter, and no doubt the proper
ly is that suggested by Mr. Lucas,
the placing of a sufficient number of
on the ground to protect those who
to work. This will be done and it may
cen for granted that the determined
of the Government will hold the "I
t Workers" in check. But this is only
iperficial aspect of the matter. There
lething much more serious behind, and
is the relaxation of the immigration
laws under which thousands of anarchists
may come into Canada ancl dominate the
labour situation. If it was desirable to
make any relaxation in these laws, which
is doubtful, it should only have been done
under conditions which would have ensured
the bringing in of white men of our own
race who would be amenable to ordinary
discipline and who would not be the avowed
advocates of an anarchistic movement.
Nothing would have been easier than to
have imported several thousand of the finest
labourers in the world from Newfoundland,
Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.
The Newfoundlanders leave home every
season to work elsewhere. They are the
finest type of men, steady, industrious and
thrifty, and there is little doubt that if they
had been brought to B. C. to work on the
railroads, they would have remained to become permanent settlers. Instead, of this,
however, the law was relaxed without any
proviso of the kind and the very object
whicii the railways had in seeking relief
has been defeated. Anarchists are criminals, ancl as such should be subject to deportation. It seems strange that men who
are actually prevented by force from entering American cities should be allowed to
invade British Columbia.
ANOTHER VIEW—School Trustee
Staneland thinks that the Island
Construction Company should be
penalized only to the extent of $1,000 for
failing to carry out their contract with ihe
School Trustees. The Week ventures to
think that there are only two men in Victoria who hold this opinion—Mr. Staneland and the manager of the Island Construction Company. The former seems to
forget that he is the custodian of the City's
interests ancl should be governed by business principles in transacting its affairs.
The position is a very simple one. The
Island Construction Company tendered, in
competition with a number of firms, for
building the new High School. The contract was awarded to them as the lowest
tenderer. They knew when they took the
contract what all its conditions were. One
was that a marked cheque, in their case
amounting to $14,500, should be deposited
ancl should become forfeit if, having secured the contract, they failed to carry it
out. Having failed and abandoned it, they
are now crying to have their money back,
ancl Trustee Staneland says they should
have it all except $1,000. The Week questions whether in any event the money
should be returned, even if the City had
been able to re-let the contract at the same
price, because such a step would be unfair
to the other competitors. But much worse
than this actually happened. If the Island
Construction Company had thrown up the
contract as soon as it was awarded, the
Trustees could have taken up the second
lowest tender, that of Dinsdale & Malcolm,
at an increased cost of about $25,000. But
so much time was lost by the Island Construction Company in their repeated endeavours to secure the necessary guarantee,
that the Trustees had to readvertise, ancl
finally the contract was let at a sum which
would involve the Trustees in a loss equal
to about double the amount of the cheque
in dispute. Under these circumstances it
would seem to be impossible on any recognized principle to ask the City to refund the
money or any portion of it, and equally impossible to understand why a School Trustee should advise to the contrary.
THE PAVEMENT BATTLE—Victoria is greatly interested in the
subject of pavements and The
Week is interested in the very concise and
detailed report which Mr. Alex. Stewart
and his confreres have submitted to the
Council on their return from the States. It
is quite easy to gather from the report that
the Special Committee favours asphalt
pavement on a concrete base. The Week
is not going to attack this position, although
there are many grounds on which it could
do so. But it would like to make a few
suggestions based on ascertained facts
which are worth taking into consideration
before any more paving contracts are let
in the City of Victoria. The first is that
asphalt has been practically abandoned in
England for street paving after a trial extending over more than thirty years. It
has been condemned on the ground of slipperiness, disintegration, and rapid wear under heavy traffic. The next consideration
is that the best laid asphaltic pavement soon
wears into undulations. This condition is
not easily noticeable, but if anyone will
stand at the top or at the bottom of a steep
grade on an asphaltic street, he will see that
the whole street is a series of hollows and
hills, and if he will make use of a straight
edge, he will find that oil a comparatively
new street, the hollows will vary from a
quarter to half an inch in depth. This condition becomes aggravated with time. A
third objection to asphaltic pavement is that
it disintegrates rapidly in or near gutters,
and also along the car tracks and necessitates brick or stone at these points.' A
fourth objection is that there are many
grades of asphalt pavement, and between
the wearing qualities of a low and high
grade asphalt there is a great gulf fixed
which has to be bridged with the dollars of
the ratepayers. This is not to condemn
this class of pavement, but only to suggest
that the subject is an expert one, on which
possibly the opinion of a high class engineer is worth more than that of a nonexpert committee, however well selected.
In this connection it should not be forgotten
that the most up-to-date practice in all the
large cities of the world is to pave streets
on which there is any considerable amount
of heavy traffic with granite sets or vitrified
ART IN CANADA—In a recent issue
The Week published a very interesting letter dealing with Art in
Canada. The views of our Duncan correspondent seem to be shared by many others
who have considered the subject. Indeed,
in the pages of no less important a journal
than "T. P.'s Weekly" a discussion is now
being carried on on the subject. A writer
from Caldwell, Ontario, who says that he is
a Scotsman of two years' residence in Canada in various cities, declares roundly that
"in the Dominion Art (painting) lags far
behind that of other countries, even in so-
called artistic circles, while nothing further
removed from an artistic atmosphere than
the average mind of the Canadian citizen
can be adequately conceived." He holds
that for so young a country Canada has
fully justified herself in literary accomplishments, but painting ancl sculpture are
practically non-existent. He compliments
the followers of Art in Montreal on the
erection of a very fine art gallery, but he
cannot accept this as a criterion to the inclinations of the Canadian people. He
urges that the true lovers of Art should
organize and endeavour to create a more
widespread interest in first class work, lie
fully realizes the engrossment of the people
in material affairs, a condition inevitable
in so new a country full of so great promise. He reflects that "Rome was not built
in a clay," and believes that many generations will pass before Art will reign in
Canada as it does across the Atlantic. To
attempt to distract public attention from the
absorbing occupations of this great Dominion is like the voice of one crying in the
wilderness. Still that voice must be raised,
and if the few who know and love Art
remain silent, Society will be deprived of
one of its most ennobling influences, and
the truest and best development of civilization will be long delayed.
CHURCH UNION-The result of the
vote recorded by Presbyterianism in
favour of Church Union is disappointing to the advocates of Union, but not
to the looker-on. The average man who
believes that churches were made for man
and not man for churches, while he has
sometimes smiled at the multiplicity of
agencies and been unable to understand why
there should be three or four little Bethels
in one tiny village has nevertheless become
reconciled long ago to the view that a multiplicity of sects is not without its advantages, and acts as a safety valve for the
idiosyncrasies of humanity. There may be
some dove-tailing, and from an economic
standpoint, the present system may be
wasteful, but surely we have not reached
the stage when church work is to be gauged
solely by a dollar rule. It is better that
half a dozen ministers should be compelled
to lead frugal lives because each one believes that he carries the Ark of the Lord,
than that five of them should be swept
away and the other should lead a life of
easy sloth. Yet no less an authority than
Thomson in his inimitable classic "The Seasons," tells us that this is the natural result
of clerical monopoly and thousands of English villages illustrate the truth. If this is
so, by all means-let us still have clerical
competition. Perhaps, however, this is taking the lightest view of a subject which
may have a serious side. The only possible
"raison d'etre" for Church Union is on the
basis of the old adage, "unity is strength,"
and that combined effort would result in
the more rapid spread of the Church of
Christ. There are apparently not a few
Presbyterians, and many others, who doubt
it, and believe that the cause of Christianity can be better advanced under the present system, which enables the churches to
adapt themselves to the peculiarities of
many classes of men who would never see
eye to eye or work shoulder to shoulder if
they were gathered into one fold.
BRICKS—There seems to be a great
deal of trouble in Victoria about
bricks. Indeed, it is commonly held
that no goocl bricks are made in B. C, at
any rate, near the Coast, ancl that the only
ones fit to use must be imported from
Seattle. It has been frequently urged that
if a goocl brick could be manufactured
locally, it would not only cut out the American article but would cause a great development in the use of bricks for purposes for which they are now tabooed. In
this connection The Week notices that a
serious complaint has been lodged with the
City Council against the quality of bricks
recently used in the construction of sewers. -
They are said to be soft and if so are worth1-
less for the purpose. No one can tell what
an important bearing the manufacture of a,
high grade vitrified brick would have on
the paving question. It would at least become a "sine qua non" that brick would
be used for paving between the car tracks.
The Week calls attention to this subject because it has seen sample bricks manufactured by the Coast Shale Company on Pender Island, far more thoroughly vitrified
ancl far superior in quality to any vitrified
bricks manufactured or used in Seattle. Of
the extent of the deposit and the conditions
of manufacture, The Week is not advised.
It does, however, undertake to say that the
quality of the samples is unsurpassed, and
that it ought to be possible with such a
grade of clay to develop a local industry
which would once and for all solve the
brick problem. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1912
Easter has been a notable season
this year. We have had fine Easter
weather, one of the earliest seasons
on record, a galaxy of Easter weddings and Easter engagements, and
the inevitable deluge of Easter millinery. The latter claims first attention, because for once mere 'man is
able to regard the fashions with some
degree of satisfaction. It is the first
year for many that hats have not
been as big as umbrellas. There is a
visible shrinkage in everything connected with the headgear—except the
price. A few benighted mortals like
myself thought last Easter that the
limit had been reached as far as size
was concerned. I have seen hats too
big to enter .a tram car without a considerable tilt of the head. I have seen
hats so wide that the longest hatpin
could not reach the face of the
passer-by, but no longer will the brim
guarantee him immunity, so he will
have to look out. What the new
shapes have lost in size, tHey Have
gained in piquancy antl style. <I"a_n
also pleased to notice' an entire absence of birds and wings and a return to the hand-made flowers which
means work for many poor women
who need the money. I am hoping
that the abandonment of the extreme
in hats is but a prelude to a similar
return to sanity in respect of other
articles of apparel. I am half inclined to think that the sheath gown
has about seen its day, for in one of
the latest London fashion papers I
noticed a well known lady of title
wearing a "pannier" dress. I suppose there are people who can persuade themselves that any kind of
style looks beautiful on the human
form divine, but if this is so, I am
convinced that it is a matter of degree and that some styles are decidedly less beautiful than others, and
among the less beautiful I am sure
that the sheath gown should be
classed. Hurrah for Easter of 1912,
if, as I imagine, it has ushered in a
more sensible dress era!
* *   *
I want to call the attention of the
steamship companies plying between
Victoria and Vancouver, more especially the C. P. R., to the inattention
and incivility of many of their stewards and porters. I do not profess to
know exactly what instructions are issued to these gentlemen, but I assume that they are on the boats to attend to the passengers. I cross quite
frequently from Victoria to Vancouver, and am prepared to vouch that
the following complaints are legitimate and represent a fair average.
Ladies are invariably left to carry
their own grips and packages, whilst
the steward spots some big strong
man, probably with a tiny handbag
who looks good for a tip. The steward will follow him all about the boat,
fetch the bag from the stateroom,
stand by his side holding said bag
for a quarter of an hour, and finally
carry it all the way from the boat to
thc exit on Belleville street, while
some poor woman will haul a heavy
suitcase and other impedimenta the
whole of the way herself. I know of
one case in which a lady thus loaded
unsuccessfully tackled three stewards,
and they all ignored her request. I
know it may 'be argued that it is
human nature to look for a tip. But
that is poor consolation to delicate
passengers who have paid an exhor-
bitant price for transportation which
is supposed to include some little personal attention    in the    handling of
* *   *
Another conipl'iitlt is that although
it is supposed to. be the privilege of
travellers to remain in their berths
any reasonable length of time after
the arrival of a night boat in Vancouver, no sooner is the boat docked than
the stewards commence a fusiladc of
thumping on the doors of the staterooms, and never let up until the unfortunate    passenger    emerges.    The
explanation is that the stewards want
to do their "cleaning up," but this is
insufficient and should not be tolerated by the Company. If a traveller
who gets on the boat at midnight
wants to be left in his stateroom in
peace until nine o'clock the next
morning, there is no law, human or
divine, which entitles the Company
to row him out at seven a.m.
* *   *
One other complaint, and that is the
late arrival of the purser. I have
often found, especially in Vancouver,
that a long string of passengers would
be waiting to get stateroom and meal
tickets. I have counted as many as
twenty. The process of issuing tickets
is slow at the best of times, but the
lordly purser often arrives, or at any
rate, shows up in his office only a few
minutes before the boat is due to
leave. I do not see why people who
try to do things decently and in order,
who hate the twentieth century rush,
and who take the trouble to go to the
boat a quarter of an hour and even
half an hour before it is due to leave,
should not be able to get stateroom
tickets right away. The delay is a
hardship, especially to ladies, and
from the Company's standpoint, it
produces unnecessary congestion.
These complaints are made in good
faith, and if they are accepted in the
same spirit the enterprising companies who give Victoria such a splendid steamship service, will remove
several   causes  of  quite  unnecessary
* *   *
I am pleased to see that the City
is being invaded by electric motors.
I have always had a tender spot in
my heart for these, and in the days
when the "stink-car" was the only
thing going, or at least almost the
only thing going, for the respected
wife of our Lieutenant-Governor, was
the pioneer of the electric brougham,
three or four years ago, I longed for
the day when these clean, noiseless,
gently-moving cars would replace the
noisy, smelly, steamy motor. That
day has come, and the contrast is so
great that I venture to predict the
widest popularity for the new-comer,
and when my own modest salary rises
anything above $300 a month, I intend to bid for one, for what with
the expansion of the city, the increasing throngs, and the many demands
made on my time, I find that lounging
is no longer a sinecure. Time was,
not so long ago, when I could step
out of my office to the corner of
Yates and Government, or the corner of Fort and Government, and in
the course of an hour, on any sunny
afternoon, count the population on
my fingers. Alas, that will never happen again. I am not even allowed
to stand at the street corner. The
ubiquitous "Bobby" in blue is forever reminding me that I must "move
on." Indeed, if I were not an optimist I should say that all the best
things in the city are being crowded
out. When I read in Wednesday's
Colonist that inside of a decade there
will be a quarter of a million people
on the Saanich Peninsula, outside of
Victoria and east of a line drawn
from Sooke to Saanich Inlet, I mentally vowed that whenever that day
arrives, I will be found to the west
of the line. There is no mistake
about it—Victoria is growing. I was
never more impressed with this than
when on Tuesday last I called at the
office of a real estate agent on Yates
street. Failing to conclude my business, we made an appointment for the
next morning. When I went around
next day, the office, and indeed, the
entire block, had disappeared, and the
disappearance was so thorough that
there was not a stump left on which
to nail a shingle to say where my
friend had gone. Even now, after the
lapse of two days, I have not been
able to find out.   I regard this not
only as evidence of the growth of
Victoria, but of the folly of.not advertising.
The movement for establishing a
new infantry regiment in Victoria is
making good progress. Lieutenant-
Colonel Hall and Major Beale have
thrown themselves into the work with
their accustomed energy and hope in
a very short time to have completed
all necessary arrangements. There
will be a meeting in the Drill Hall
on Friday, April 19th, at nine o'clock
p.m. This hour has been fixed in
order to give everyone who desires
to attend an opportunity to do so.
Attention is directed to an important sale of townsite lots in Queenstown, Quatsino Sound. The sale will
be conducted by Mr. Stewart Williams in the Conservative Rooms, adjoining "The Week" offices, on Tuesday, April 16th, at 10.30 a.m. Quatsino is a coming port and investors
will make no mistake in getting in
"on the ground floor" of the Queenstown sale. The townsite is most advantageously situated near the entrance of the Sound on Winter Harbour and is well sheltered and landlocked.
Companies Act
NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Company intends one month after date
to apply to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies for permission to change its name to
C. F. de Salis, Roberts & Company, Ltd.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 10th day of
April,  1912.
apl 13 apl 13
TAKE NOTICE that the undersigned Company intends to apply under the provisions of
the Companies Act for a change of the name
of the Company from Monk & Monteith,
Limited, to Monk, Monteith & Co., Limited.
Per R. G. Monteith, Secretary,
apl 13 may 11
Twin Cylinder 3-h.p. Royal Enfield Motor Bicycle, $125 cash.
Apply J. S., care of The Week.
apl 13 S apl 27
Where Wills are Kept
in Safety
Year after year cases—often resulting in much litigation
—occur of missing wills. At Somerset House, London,
England, there is a depository for the saff custody of
wills of living persons, where, in many cases the
documents lie for ages., Kilmarnock Ertra Special
Whiskey, before if is offered to the public, reposes in
immense vaults for years, to gain that delightful
maturity and mellowness for which it is noted, and
because of it's age and exceptional quality and flavor, it
surpasses all other brands. "Kilmarnock," the standard
of highest excellence—no other whiskey quite so good.
Insist on getting the "square bottle." Your dealer will
supply you for home use. Ask for "Kilmarnock" at
your club, hotel or bar.
Wholesale Agents for B. C.
From the Land of the Southern Croj
We have just received a shipment of those delicious
Australian Jams
You know the kind—rich, ripe fruit, with the true fruit flavour
Strawberry, in small tins 	
Raspberry, Apricot, Damson and Peach, in large tins	
New Zealand Honey, per tin 	
"FOR THE TEA GARDEN"—Something very select, and as f|
flavoured as they are fancy:
Preserved Cherries, per jar	
Grape Marmalade, per jar	
Cranberry Sauce, per jar 	
Pineapple, per jar 	
Apricot, per jar 	
H. 0. Kirkham & Co., Lte
741, 743, 745 Fort Street
Grocery Store Butcher Shop Liquor Store
Tels. 178, 179 Tel. 3678 Tel. 9677
739 Yates Street
Telephone 139'
The home-worker will be  delighted ivith the latest additions to  our Art Needle-Work
Department.    Come in today and examine these
Tinted Centres and Cushion Tops
The designs are beautifully tinted on strong linen and, of course, we sell the silks for working
We have never seen a prettier, more artistic lot, but can mention only some of the designs|
Roses, Heather, Shamrock/' Cross-stitch, Violets, Maple Leaf, Poppies, Butterfly, and a nicl
range of Conventional and Motto designs.   Prices are very moderate, ranging as they dl
from each, $1.25 to  . ............ 25(
We have imported a nice selection of Fringes
and Laces to go with these Centres and
Tops, which we sell by the yard at from
85c to  25c
Marquisette Kimona Waists
In these we have designs for beading, cross-
stitch or solid work. There are assorted designs and a lesson shut in each package.
Each $1.00
Cushion Girdles
We can supply these in pretty twisted silk
in plain or mixed shades. Of course thes
add immensely to the finish of a cushior
Each 75
Corset Covers
These come in nice fine  fahrics of varioul
weaves with material for working the del
signs.   Everything is  explained so  as  tl
make success certain.   Each 35*1
GORDONS, LTD.-- Victoria's Ideal Stor\ THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1912
"The White Sister"
White Sister," a dramatization
.rion Crawford's well known
was staged at the Victoria
: on Monday night. If I had
! would reproduce the excellent
which appeared in the Vic-
Times of Tuesday. Nothing
icisive and illuminating could
en written. The sum and sub-
of the whole matter is that
Phite Sister" is a type of play
ould hardly be justified under
:umstances, and which in any
:ould only find its "rais.on
in interpretation by a corn-
first class artists. The com-
lic'h came to Victoria did not
a single individual fit to black
:s of an artist, and it was an
the genius of Marion Craw-
well as a travestie of his
it transcendental creation to
1 aggregation of uncultured,
ted vulgarians to misrepresent
which they lacked the intel-
to understand. As a public
lnient, "The White Sister"
ever be a success, but that is
in why a lofty ideal should be
"Madame X"
ame X" took the boards at the
Theatre  on  Tuesday  night,
npany was only a shade better
at which came in "The White
It was relieved from abso-
nity   by   Miss    Dunlap. who
"Madame X" just passably.   I
isily wax indignant at the class
pany which has been inflicted
on Victoria audiences.    If I
know that we are simply get-
dregs and sweepings of the
American   aggregations   on
d, I would open up this sub-
it at the tail end of the season
ardly  worth  while.    Manager
n has my sympathies.    He al-
ghts, and fights hard, for Vie-
but  under  existing  conditions
ften powerless.   The syndicate
to  send  him  just  what they
■\fter getting him to advertise
ass new attractions, like Elsie
they are cancelled at the last
it, but there is  no  danger  of
ancelling companies like those
came in  "The  White  Sister"
Madame  X."    Like  death  and
they are sure to turn up.
The Empress Theatre
l  one  exception  the   Empress
■e  has   been  running  a   really
line of goods this week.    The
Zannetto  Troupe  of jugglers
wt fascinating and manage to
ie a good deal of drollery with
cellent    display   of   first-class
ig.    Miss Rae Eleanor Ball is
ited  young violinist  who  has
mining large enconiums by her
whilst J. Hunter Wilson and
iffie Pearson in the comedietta
d "At the Reception" have been
sful in producing the most suc-
playlet that has been shown
vaudeville   houses   this year,
id Mrs. Sydney Reynolds, who
he programme, have been most
ig in a semi-Dutch comic duo-
anent   the   Suffragette   move-
Walters & Frank in their play,
Jinan's Way," fell decidedly flat
evening on which the writer of
iragraph was present, and the
ghastly silence which greeted
nclusion of their turn testified
disapproval with which their
:rated,   not to  say  suggestive,
does were received.
The Crystal Theatre
management   of   the   Broad
Moving-picture House will next
inaugurate  a  startling  change
eir   programme.    Starting   on
ly, April Jjjth, the afternoon and
g bills will include two vaude-
tcts   and  three   moving-picture
As there are many people who
continuous flashing of moving
trying to  the  eyes,  and  irany
who  get  bored  with  a  pro
longed bout of vaudeville, the combination should prove a very happy
one. At any rate, the enterprising
management deserve the greatest
credit for instituting the experiment,
and the 'critic trusts that they will
find it the big success whicii is anticipated. The pictures will be changed
three times a week, as heretofore, and
the vaudeville acts twice.
The Majestic Theatre
"Captured by Wireless" proved to
be as enthralling a drama as might
have been expected from its title, and
the use to which this modern invention can be put in the interests of
justice was most convincingly displayed last Monday and Tuesday. A
scientific film of more than passing
interest was shown on the screen
during the middle of the week, when
the layman had some chance of seeing at practically first-hand the results whicii can be obtained from the
wonderful Rontgen Rays, or "X"
Rays, as they are more commonly
Romano's Theatre
Visitors to Romano's on Easter
Monday had the best opportunity that
has yet occurred in the city of seeing, and to some extent realising the
terrible $15,000,000 fire which so recently devastated the business portion of New York. So far we have
only seen snatches, such as may lie
gathered from the various "World's
Happenings" pictures, but on this
occasion a complete reel was devoted
to picturing the havoc caused. An
instructive instalment of the Natural
History Series, conducted by the Reliance Company, gave an interested
house an opportunity of learning
something about the various kinds of
lizards later in the week.
Miss Glaser's Career
Lulu Glaser's career on the stage
has been one of continual achievement. With Francis Wilson she came
into leading roles in a night after
having been understudy in his company. With Mr. Wilson she appeared in the leading roles of six original
productions and two revivals, creating five roles. In her several years
as a star she has appeared in eleven
pieces, creating that number of roles.
M-iss Glaser's career is interesting.
Of it she says:
"I remained in Mr. Wilson's company for several years, playing the
leading roles in all his productions.
During  this   time   Mr.   Wilson   pro
duced 'The Lion Tamer,' 'The Merry
Monarch,' 'The Devil's Deputy,' 'Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Chieftan,'
'The Little Corporal,' and Victor
Herbert's musical version of 'Cyrano
de Bergerac' During the interval between seasons, he twice made a summer all-star revival of his great success 'Erminie.' The first summer the
cast included Mr. Wilson, Miss Pauline Wall, Mr. William Broderick and
myself; and the second season Mr.
Wilson, Mr. Henry Dixey, Miss Lillian Russell and myself. After my
retirement from Mr. Wilson's company, I appeared as the star of my
own company in 'Sweet Anne Page,'
a delightful play and part; then in
'The Prima Donna,' which was followed by my best love 'Dolly Var-
den.' After three very successful seasons in 'Dolly Varden,' I appeared as
a star successively in 'The Madcap
Princess,' 'Dolly Dollars,' 'The Aero
Club,' 'Lola From Berlin,' the all-star
cast of 'The Merry Widow,' at
Weber's Theatre; 'Mile. Mischief,'
'The Girl and The Kaiser,' and last,
but not least, now in "Miss Dudel-
Miss Glaser's experience in light
opera includes playing characters of
perhaps a dozen nationalities. With
Francis Wilson she appeared in the
part of a French girl in "The Little
Corporal," and "Cyrano de Bergerac,"
as an Austrian in "Erminie"; an English girl in "Sweet Anne Page," and
also in "Dolly Va'rdeu"; a German in
"Lola from Berlin"; an American in
"The Girl and The Kaiser"; an American in "The Aero Club"; and now
,as a Scotch lassie in "Miss Dudel-
,sack." Miss Glaser will appear at
Victoria Theatre next Monday, April
Victoria Theatre
Gala Coast Tour of
As the Bonnie Scotch Lassie in the
Exquisite Continental Operetta
"Miss Dudelsack"
Company of Sixty
Miss   Glaser's  first  visit  to  Victoria
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The Week
A Provincial Newspaper and Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published  at  1208 Government  St.,
Victoria, B. C, Canada
By Bohemian
If one were asked the question how
one's life should be ordered or governed, the last reply he would make
would be, "By impulse." It is so easy
to sit down and dogmatize on the
ethics of conduct. We all know what
we ought to do; most pf us are familiar with Aristotle's ethics 'for they
are so ingrained in the rule of life
by which we moderns live that we
have imbibed them with our "mother's
milk," even if, as is the case, few of
us have read them.
Aristotle is not the only wise man,
although possibly he is the wisest,
who has undertaken to tell us how
we ought to live. When I say this I
am not referring so much to the great
spiritual teachers whose mission it
was to teach and preach religion, as
to the great thinkers of the world
who have reduced the ethics of living
to a series of maxims.
From them we learn that nothing
should be done hurriedly, or without
due thought and deliberation, that impulse should be checked and in contemplating all the problems of life,
reason should be enthroned. We
should weigh the consequences of our
action, not only on ourselves, but on
others; indeed, more on. others than
on ourselves. Altruism should be the
keynote of action and in the realm
of influences whicii appeal to the passions, impulse should be the last, because the unsafest guide.
It is a tolerably safe assertion that
if men and women could be brought
to this proper frame of mind there
would be no mistakes of an ethical
nature. It is easily demonstrable that
passionate excesses of every kind
would be abandoned if we could see
the end from the beginning. There
is no denying the fact that it is a
distorted perspective which makes
the "moment of bliss" look bigger
than the "eternity of repentance." And
yet how many mortals there are who,
with a full knowledge of all the teachings of Aristotle, would still take their
"moment of bliss," regardless of the
eternity of remorse. There is something in this which cannot be explained because it cannot be understood.
The cleverest, the wirest, the best of
men, have acted on impulse; they
have done so after due warning, and
with a full knowledge of the consequences. Men and women both, to
gratify a momentary desire have been
willing to fling thc reputation of a
lifetime, the savings of a lifetime, the
work of a lifetime, to say nothing of
the happiness of others to the winds
of the desert. This needs some explanation and it cannot be explained
on any ordinary or logical grounds;
that people ordinarily not merely sane
but wise should so act, is incomprehensible, and it is this which makes
life a mystery and humanity a problem.
At such a time past service, devotion, sacrifice, count for nothing.
They are not even a feather in the
scale. They are pushed aside as
negligible; everything must bend to
the determined will. If it were possible to explain this, we should be
"as gods and not as men"; we should
possess the key to existence; we
should be wiser than we were ever
intended to be in this sphere of existence.
It has been said that there is nothing so uncertain as human life. I
think that human conduct is far more
uncertain. There is not one man or
one woman in the world who knows
what any other man or woman really
wishes to do, or would do, in any
given circumstances, if they followed
their natural impulse.
To me it is a thought almost hor
rifying in its intensity that we may
live alongside a person for ten, twenty, thirty, even forty years, live on
the best of terms, develop strong
sympathies and often act on a common impulse, and yet, all the time,
each may have been to the other "a
living lie." Not intentionally, but because neither.knew the other, or had
ever plumbed the depths of the other's
Truer than ever, in this connection,
appear to me the never-to-be-forgotten words of one of the sublimest
of poets:
"No e'en the dearest heart and next our own,
Knows half thc reasons why we smile or sigh."
Husband is a sealed book to wife;
wife to husband; lover to lover; friend
to friend; and either may, acting on
impulse, abandon every . recognized
canon of loyalty and fealty just as if
the code of honour had'no existence,
life no responsibility, and recklessness
no reckoning.
A Symposium Written Specially
for the Week by "Criticus"
quartered or a portion of the navy
stationed there is something of the
nature of an example and the people
like these things and, imitation being the sincerest flattery, we find a
smartness, a neatness, a style permeating all ranks of the community
and a refinement and grace of manners and of speech, which are conspicuously absent from the "most
English town" of Canada.
So it seems that socially the copy
head line is wanting and in spite of
a desire on the part of those who can
now "afford things" to be taken for
people who are "somebody" they have
to work out their own salvation with
fear and trembling, especially the
The Handwriting
on the Wall
" Mene, Mene, Etc."
Hero worship is natural to mankind. It has always existed and is
evidence of the' recognition of high
ideals, both as to physical and moral
attributes. This mental process of
looking upwards is an instinct often
resulting in unconscious imitation and
its growth and development should
not always be checked. But this
reaching upwards, this striving after
the higher, becomes a painful futility
.when the ideal is not clearly comprehended, if, in fact it does not stand
out clear and distinct.
This principle is admitted. The
child has a copper-plate top line en-
.graved in his or her copy book and
jt would not be fair or just to expect
improvement in handwriting without
providing the top line as an example.
Victoria is growing, is improving,
is ambitious to excel in all good
things—its streets are being well
paved and larger buildings are being
put up but there are many respects
in which the top line of the copy
book is absent. There is not any accepted type of speech—manners or
even dress and the people are, as regards these things left as sheep without a shepherd and every man is a
law unto himself. So our streets are
marred by many astonishingly badly
dressed men, who look as if they had
got somebody else's clothes on who
raise their hat with the wrong hand
when making their bow to a lady.
(They have never noticed the copy
line) and who say "Between you and
I" and "You was." Our school system is boasted of but it is all on
paper and has not got into the mouths
of the people yet. Even the City
Hall, the seat of accuracy, still perpetuates a glaring error in English
grammer by a notice to persons
"wishing" employment. There are
many who know better but they follow a multitude to do evil lest they
be thought to be singular or "high
This is a democratic age but class
distinctions still exist and will always
exist and in place of the proverbial
Nobility, Aristocracy and Landed
Gentry of England we shall always
have a large class—of men at least—
who don't have their necks shaved or
wear long frizzled hair or cut their
finger nails in the tram car or say "I
dun it good." For this prospect let
us bc truly thankful. We are reaching out towards perfection but our
best efforts are but groping in the
dark if our ideal (pur top copy line)
cannot bc seen. •<'''
Wherever "Government House" is
kept up with pomp and pageant and
official and social ceremonial or wherever an Imperial regiment or two is
"Keep out of-the mud and avoid the puddles."
Last week we discussed a card
game with a single pack—this week
it is one of two packs shuffled together and then equally divided.
In the early months of 1911 the
minds of the reading and thinking
people in England were much occupied over the Declaration of London
and the question of our Food Supply
in time of war and queries were discussed as to panics resulting in rises
in prices, etc. Politicians were inclined to be callous on the matter but
seemed to lose sight of the fact that
a very one-sided affair in the shape
of a declaration of war, between the
United States of America and poor
tottering Spain, with her warlike resources already exhausted over colonial rebellions both east and west,
sent the price of wheat in England
up 30 per cent. (28 to 37 shillings to
be exact); this was due to a declaration of war between two powers in
whose affairs we had no concern
whatever nor any prospect of any,
but simply because we had to bc dependent on foodstuffs crossing water
which lay within the theatre of war.
When this theme came up for discussion among army and navy officers
it was fairly well sifted, not only as
to what would happen in war time,
whether we were involved or not, but
the actual danger that lay then and
there within our midst. This sounds
pessimistic, but as indiciduals or communities their worst enemies cannot
label naval and military officers with
that stigma; "esprit de corps," historical records, general efficiency, the
recklessness sometimes even to a
fault which has gained for them the
reputation for which they have every
reason to be justly proud, all point
to an ever-present strain of optimism,
but it is optimism of a sensible, reasonable nature, and not of the foolish
ostrich, "head buried under the sand"
"It is best to have efficient material
for police purposes in time of revolution and for fighting in time of war
than to be in the position of wishing
for it when really required."
The characters may have been
dulled and dusty, but there was the
warning, "the writing on the wall";
there was no necessity for further remark or discussion, all could read
and all could understand, opinions
were unanimous practically. The
card game with two packs has reached a middle stage, the Old Country
is learning a lesson—not quite of the
nature suggested perhaps by the writing on the wall, that is merely a matter for conjecture only one of the
many, almost innumerable possible
situations which are matters of detail which lie within the limits of the
game—'hitherto no need to employ
trumps has been necessary, we hardly know in fact whether the game recognizes trumps, however the cat is
out of the bag, its colour is coal black
and it is amusing itself with balls of
wool and cotton and has played old
Harry with them, to say nothing of
the confusion caused our ripping the
cloth off the breakfast table, it has
turned out far more kittenish than
was expected. The domiciled cat is
not half so domiciled as the average
domiciled dog, it may be a good
thing that the British public realizes
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this fact and that the capitalist takes
thoroughly to heart that:—
"The toad beneath the harrow knows
Exactly where each toothpoint goes.
The butterfly upon the road
Preaches contentment to that toad."
Bitter though the result may be the
coal industry is teaching the country
a lesson in capital and labour which
no other industry could teach. It is
fortunate that the dependence of almost all other industries on coal can
bring home to them this lesson during peace time. May the Old Country only learn also that what has
happened might have brought about
far more dire results were two European great powers at war in whose
affairs we might have no concern.
Again, war existing in Europe with
hostile fleets patrolling the seas and
our own efficiently protecting the incoming of our foodstuffs, will our
land forces be able to safeguard those
same foodstuffs to their proper inland
destinations. If we only consider our
rights we must expect results far
worse than the present warning offers
as an object lesson. If we consider
our duties and labour and capital only
"play the game" towards each other
we have nothing to fear and shall not
be left with empty hearth and without happy home.
Bleeding to death in time of peace
is worse than all the blood spilt in
anger. We must not forget the writing on the wall.
C. B. S.
London "Punch," 13th March
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turn."—Advt. in Vancouver
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s. Hogg—Grahame St.—Dwelling  1,700
H. Green—Prior St.—Dwelling  1,750
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Future for Lumber and Pulp Industries—The Panama Canal—Three
Factors Insuring Prosperity
The lumber industry and the lumber trade both showed very
actory returns for the year 1911, stated Hon. Price Ellison in the
li Columbia Legislature when introducing his budget:   "I ven-
to predict in my last budget speech that 1911 would prove a
.erous year in the lumber trade. My forecast was correct. The
iness of the lumber market enabled the mills to operate during
ntire year though some of those in the interior curtailed their
it during November and December, on account of the American
dumping their surplus cut on the markets of the northwest at
han cost price.
'According to the returns made to the chief timber inspector the
er cut for 1911 was as follows:
Logs officially scaled west of Coast range 619,000,000 feet; cut
Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway lands, 144,000,000 feet; logs
ally scaled east of Coast range 297,000,000 feet; total, 1,060,000,-
Of this amount the total manufactured into lumber was 113,000,-
eet, and the total exported 47,000,000 feet.
Reasons for Increased Returns
The royalty collections for 1911 exceeded those of 1910 by no
han $50,734.
Thc causes of this better return may be summed up as follows:
'1. The crops in the prairie provinces compared favourably with
of 1910.
2. The record number of incoming settlers increased the demand
welling and other houses.
3. The checks on the dumping from the United States effected by
nforcement of the customs regulations by the new government at
va will prevent the importation of other than real rough lumber.
4. The lesson taught by the prolonged shutting down of mills in
Jnited States has f\oduced a lasting effect.
I look forward, therefore, to a still greater stimulus in the lumber
in 1912—especially as there will be a larger amount demanded
ncially owing to our development.
'The supply of pulpwood in the eastern United States has been
essly insufficient for the present needs of their people, and they
dy import one-quarter of the whole of the raw material for their
mills from Canada. We are also exporting to them $4,000,000
i of manufactured pulp for the paper mills of the eastern states.
Timber Output, Permanent Source of Revenue
I look forward to a rapid growth in that industry. I may add
he completion of the Panama canal in 18 months time cannot but
enormous influence in the development of our lumber-trade. It
lardly fail in fact to become by far the most profitable of our
industries.   The cheaper freight rates, which will necessarily
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accompany the opening of the canal, must give an unprecedented stimulus, and will at the same time prevent a recurrence of periods of
(depression. With an easy means of communication secured to us by
water as well as by land the depletion of the world's timber in other
regions cannot fail to make the timber output of our forest lands a
most permanent source of revenue for generations to come.
"This province more than two years ago outstripped Quebec in the
production of lumber, while in 1910 her output was on a par with that
of Ontario. It does not require the eye of a prophet to see that, with
a vast proportion of her virgin forests still untouched she will, in proportion to her size take prominent place within a year or two among
the great timber producing countries in the world.
Four Companies are Pioneers
"In order to bring about this end and to encourage the establishment of the paper making industry in the province the government
granted in 1901, 21-year leases of pulp forests to companies on liberal
terms. In 1903 the law granting pulp leases was repealed. The
annual rental now paid under these leases, is two cents per acre and a
royalty of 25 cents per cord of pulp wood cut. Four companies are
now either erecting or operating plants, the British Canadian Wood
Pulp Paper Company, the Swanson Bay Forests Wood Pulp & Lumber
Mills, the Ocean Falls Company, Bella Coola and the Powell River
Paper Company. As proof of the prosperity of the industry the last
named company is filled up with orders for all the paper and pulp it
can produce.
"I believe that the mills of Powell River, Swanson Bay, Howe
Sound and those of the British Columbia Wood Pulp and Paper Company, vast as they are, are but the pioneers of an enterprise which will
fling its tentacles all over the world.
World's Greatest Producing Region
"Looking forward into the centuries, one can imagine a time when
the great forests of this province will be denuded of most of their
timber; but even then, if all the wealth were gone, British Columbia
would remain the greatest producing region in the world. No country
shares with us our climate or our soil. It is the most congenial for
the cottonwood, spruce, balsam, hemlock, and Lombard poplar, which
produce the best paper. Already our ships are conveying the output
of our forests in pulp and paper to Australia, New Zealand and the
Orient, and no far sighted man can doubt that in the near future half
of the whole world will be the market place of the pulp and paper
produce of British Columbia.
"We have in this province a combination of the three factors which
together insure the prosperity of the pulp and paper trade—factors
without which the industry can nowhere be successfully maintained.
These three factors are (1) cheap water power; (2) cheap timber;
(3) cheap transportation in close juxtaposition. Washington, Oregon
and California have the last two but they lack the most essential factor
—cheap water power. My conviction is, therefore, that we can always
compete successfully against other producing countries in capturing
the pulp trade."
The Earl of Erroll's pointed criticism-of the methods of some
Canadian mining speculators, and the consequent deterrent effect upon
British exploitation of Canadian mining areas, has revived the proposals for an authoritative Canadian Bureau in London, to which
intending British investors could apply. It is suggested that the newly-
formed Canadian section of the London Chamber of Commerce should
create such a bureau in conjunction with the Canadian Mining Association, and under the auspices of the Dominion and Provincial Governments, in order to scare the wildcat ventures from the English
market. Mr. J. H. Plummer, interviewed today, doubted the feasibility of any such artificial method of protecting the British investor.
He said: "It certainly is regrettable that Canadian wildcat schemes
should cross the Atlantic, but the public will always be attracted by
promises of big returns, and can, and must, guard themselves against
unscrupulous misrepresentations. Canada today offers abundant
chances for sound and most profitable British investments, and the new
intimacy between the two countries makes full independent businesslike investigation easy."
"A straight talk of a business man to bushies* men," was the
caption of Mr. A. H. Burt's address to the members of the Ontario
division of the Canadian Credit Men's Association at Toronto. Mr.
Burt for five years was president of the Buffalo Credit Men's Association. His discourse was a summary of what had been done by the
National Credit Men's Association in the United States in securing
good laws.
The National Credit Men's Association had secured a bankruptcy
law, which had proved of great benefit to the trade, wiping out preferences and generally giving the creditor a square deal. A Bulk Sales
Act, along much the same lines as that now before the Ontario Legislature, had gone further and secured the adoption of a garnishee Act,
by which retailers were able to collect accounts. He urged the adoption of a scheme used in the West, where the credit men had appointed
an adjuster to help merchants in getting proper amounts from insurance companies, thus protecting the wholesale houses.
Coal mining rights ot the Dominiol
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Albertal
Yukon Territory, the North-west Terrif
and in a portion of the Province of B,
Columbia, may be leased for a term of tvi
one years at an annual rental of $i anl
Not more than 2,560 acres will be leasl
one applicant. f
Application for  a lease must be mal
the applicant in person to the Agent orl
Agent   of  the   district   in   which   the
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory She land must
scribed by sections, or legal sub-divisiq
sections, and in unsurvcyed territory the]
applied for shall be staked out by the
cant himself. J
Each application must be accompanied
fee of $5 which will be refunded if the
applied for are not available, but not I
wise. A royalty shall be paid on th<L
chantable output of the mine at the r|
five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
the Agent with sworn returns accountij
the full quantity of merchantable coal
and   pay  the royalty  thereon.    If  thi
mining rights are not being operated
returns should be furnished at least
The lease will include the coal minim
only, but the lessee may be permitted
chase whatever available surface right
be considered necessary for the worl
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application thi
made to the Secretary of the Depart:
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any A|
Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORY,   ■
Deputy Minister of the Int]
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of
vertisement will not be paid for.
mch 9
District of Coast, Range 3   L
TAKE NOTICE that Charles Morrl
Stornoway, Scotland, occupation MerchT
tends   to  apply   for  permission  to  Pi
the following described lands:—Comn
at a post planted  10 chains south frl
south-east corner of Lot 126; thence sa
chains; thence west 40 chains; thencJ
20 chains; thence east 40 chains to p|
Dated January 2nd, 1912.
J. R. Morrison, A
feb. 24
District of Bella Coola
TAKE notice that Peter Tester, of
B.C., occupation Hotel Proprietor, inti
apply for permission to purchase the fo
described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
planted three miles east of Section 27,
ship 9, Range 3, on the south bank
Bella   Coola  River;    thence  east 40
thence south 20 chains; thence west 40
thence north 20 chains to point of com
ment, containing 80 acres or thereabout
land  being the  late pre-emption  of  )
Sutherland and numbered 2975.
Dated February 28th,  1912.
mch. 16
SOONER or later you will be doing
your cooking by Electricity—So
why not now? Any electric store
in Victoria can supply electric ranges.
No fires, no fuel to handle, no ashes. Let
us tell you about the large number of
electric ranges already in use in Victoria
and of their numerous advantages
B. C. Electric Railway Company, Ltd.
P. O. Drawer 1580
Light and Power Dept.
Telephone 1609 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1912
Homalko River, East Branch.
Richards Creek.
Spring unnamed on Sec. 55, Lake District.
China Creek.
Homalko River, West Branch.
Rock Creek.
Small stream riaing in Sec. 31, R. 6, E.
Cinnabar Creek.
^c» ______ •*?__.
Heyden Lake.
Robertson River.
Lake District.
Cameron Lake.
Huston Lake.
Rocky Run Creek.
Unnamed creek flowing  through  Lot 47,
Cameron River.
Halls Creek.
Rosevall Creek.
Malahat Diltrict.
Coleman Creek.
' '\k Sfi
Home Lake.
Sand Hill Creek.
Two springs situated near Bald Mountain,
Clayoquot River.
Harris River. .
Skinner Creek.
part of Tp.  1, Malahat District.
Cleagh River.
"^ t^jf^^*^
Haslam Creek.
Skomahl Creek.
Creek flowing through W.  Vi Sec. 20, R.
Cache Creek.
Hydamus Creek.
Somenos Creek.
2, Quamichan District.
Cous Creek.
House Creek.
Somenos Lake.
Spring rising in Upper Swamp on W. }&
Sees. 17 and 18, R. 5, Quamichan Dis
Couer d'Alene Creek.
Cinnamon Creek.
Holharko, River.
Sooke River.
Water Rights Branch
Hargrave Lake.
Sooke Lake.
Dublin Gulch.
ie matter of the Board of Inveitiga-
Hagans   Spring.
Hewitt Creek.
Stocking Lake.
Swamp  Creek.
Springs rising on Sec. 17, R. 5, and Sec.
17, R. 5, Quamichan District.
Dickson Lake.
Deer Creek.
eated  by   Part   III.   of  the  "Water
Halmer Creek.
Saltery Stream.
Spring about the middle of Sec. 14, R. 6,
Doners Lake.
or   the   determination   of   the   water
existing on  the   12th  day  of March,
Hyrg Lake.
Salmon River.
Quamichan District.
Deep Lake.
Imperial Spring.
Southgate River.
Small stream flowing through Sec.  1, R.
Delia Falls.
and  in  the  matter  of  the  following
Ironclad Creek.
Second Lake.
8, Quamichan District.
Elsie Creek.
in the Victoria Water District:—
Ida Lake.
Sim Creek.
Two unnamed creeks flowing through Sec.
Englishmans River.
utus Creek.
Indi.in Lake.
Shannon Lake.
77, Renfrew  District.
Elk River.
henachie Creek.
Indian River.
Seymour River.
Small lake, east of Jordan Meadows.
Elk River, North Fork.
rill's Creek.
Jubilee Creek.
Smoke-house Creek.
Unnamed stream which empties into Port
Effingham Creek.
Hple Kiver.
Johns Creek.
Silver Creek.
McNeill, near N.W.  'A Sec.  14, Tp. 2.
False Creek.
HLat-Zee River.
Jordan River.
Stony Creek.
Rupert District.
Fosseli Creek.
■tree creek.
Keating Creek.
Sowick Creek.
Stream rising from a spring on Sec.  12,
French Creek.
rd  Lake.
Koksilah River.
Sunday Creek.
R. 4, South Saanich District.
Franklin Creek.
pach River.
Klite River.
Skeemahaut River.
Small stream rising in Sec. 4, R. 2 and 3,
Four-mile  Creek.
ulm Creek.
Keogh Lake.
Suquash River.
West South Saanich District.
Granite Creek.
tz Lake.
Kakweiken River.
Shusharte River.
Lake  on  S.   E.   slope  of  Mount   Wood
Granite Falls.
e Lake.
Kingcome River.
Sombrio River.
Gold River.
n Lake.
Kulee Creek.
Shaws Creek.
The "Ram" and other springs on Sec. 5,
Grappler Creek.
ms Creek.
Kilippi  Creek.
Sulton Creek.
R. 3, East Salt Spring Island.
Goose Creek.
H Creek.
Kla-anch River.
Surprise Creek.
Stream  from  Springs   Y_\  mile from  salt
Grace River.
Hirko  River.
Kokish River.
Schoen Lake.
water flowing into Satellite Channel.
Green Lake.
ikhn Lake.
Kains Lake.
San Juan River.
Unnamed stream which flows through Sec.
Great Central Lake.
Vay-Kel-Lesse River.
Kathleen Lake.
Shawnigan Lake.
6, R. 9, Shawnigan District.
Ham-i-lah  Lake.
Karmutsen Lake.
Swan Lake.
Creek flowing through Sec. 9, R. 10, Shaw
Hardy Creek.
•r Creek.
Keagh River.
Stowell Lake.
nigan District.
Hobart Lake.
^s Creek.
Kla-Kla Kama Lake.
Sumquolt Creek.
Underground stream in Sec. 3, R 3, So
Handy Creek.
[ Creek.
Kelvin Creek.
Spruce Creek.
lngersoll Creek.
Kildalla River.
Sigulta Lake.   *
Swamp on Sec. 4, R. 3, Somenos.
Jew Creek.
ler Creek,
Krantz Creek.
Skomalk River.
Stream flowing through Sec. 7, R. 4, So
Johnson River.
Hal Spring.
Koeye Lake.
Snootsplee River.
menos District.
Kitsucksis Creek.
pour Creek.
Kahylskt River.
Saltoomt River.
Stream running through part of Sec. 44,
Kennedy Lake.
In Creek.
Keeh-Klack Lake.
Summit Lake.
Victoria District.
Keith River.
[alls Creek.
Kwatna River.
Sumqua River.
Springs situate on part of Sec. 44. Victoria
Keith River, North Fork.
[ton Lake.
Kle-na-Klene   River.
Stella Creek.
Kewquodie  Creek.
lania  Creek.
Langley Spring.
Stella Lake.
A stream running from Sec. 44, Victoria
Ka-oo-winch Creek.
Dier Creek.
Lillie Creek.
Stafford River.
Lizard Lake.
h River.
Link River.
Swollup Creek.
Stream, springs, and watercourses running
Lost Shoe Creek.
[ Lake.
Loakim Creek.
Sigutlat  Lake.
through part of Sec. 44, into Cadboro
Long Lake.
knza Lake.
Lucky Creek.
Snookyly Creek.
Lake Sugsar.
len Creek.
Lapan Lake.
Shotbolt Creek.
Springs on the waterfront portion of Sec.
Lucky Creek.
tder Creek.
Loquaist River.
Shepherd Creek..
84, Victoria Distiict.
Little Qualicum River.
iley Creek.
Lake of the Mountain!.
Taggarts Creek.
Unnamed   stream   running  through   Lots
Moyahat River.
»ni River.
Long Lake.
Todd Creek.
622, 623, 624, R. 1, Coast District.
Megin Lake.
k Creek.
Lorimer  Creek.
Tripp  Creek.
Unnamed stream at head of McLaughlin
Muchalat Lake.
les Lake.
Lost Creek.
Tahumming Creek.
Bay, Rivers Inlet.
Mahatta River.
t Lake.
Leech River.
Twist Lake.
Unnamed creek  flowing into  Fly  Basin,
Macjack River.
: River.
Leech River, North Fork.
Tatlayoco Lake.
through Lot 30, R. 2, Coast District.
Museum Creek.
d Creek.
Loon Lake.
Tom Browne Lake.
Creek flowing through Lot 60, R. 2, Coast
Mosquito Creek.
aboo Creek.
Lorna  Lake.
Topaz Lake.
McFarlands Creek.
a Coola River.
Langford Lake.
Tzee River.
A chain of small lakes on Walram Island,
Mineral Creek.
Ikwater River.
Laurel Creek.
Three Lakes.
Rivers Inlet.
Maggie Lake.
kingham Lake.
Le Blanc Lake.
Tsulton River.
Stream one to two miles north from Wad-
Marble Creek.
Lone Creek.
Tsi-itka River.
hams P.O., Rivers Inlet.
Muriel Creek.
■  Bells Creek.
Marble Creek.
Tsulquate River.
Unnamed creek at head of Shotbolt Bay,
Mortimer Creek.
■r Creek.
Mabel Creek.
Tsable River.
Rivers Inlet.
Mill Creek.
Hi Creek.
Manley Creek.
Tsolum River.
Stream running through  Lot  107,  R.  3,
McQuillan Creek.
Hutta Creek.
Matheson Creek.
Trout Lake.
Coast District.
Nahmint Lake.
Hpbell River.
Matheson Lake.
Twin Creek.
Unnamed     mountain     stream     running
Nahmint River.
Hpbell Lake.
Mathewsons Springs.
Tusulko River.
through Sec. 12, Tp. 2, R. 3, Coait Dis
Narrow Gut Creek.
Hpbell  Lake, Upper.
Matson Creek
Tzacha Lake.
Pool Creek.
Hade Creek.
Metchosin River.
Takia Lake.
Stream running eat to west on Lot  101,
Porphery Creek.
Hir Creek.
Millard Creek.
Takia River.
Rivers Inlet.
Penny Creek.
■mainus River.
Mill Stream.
Taantsnee River.
Stream   rising   in   the   divide   between
Roger Creek.
idening Spring.
Mineral Creek.
Tzatleanootz River.
Mount Sicker and Mount  Prevost and
Rebbeck Creek.
1 Creek.
McLclians Creek.
Talchako River.
flowing in an easterly direction.
Stamps River.
juitz River.
Middle Lake.
Tsodakirko River.
Stream at head of Quathiaski Cove,
Shakespeare Creek.
ter Creek.
Moh Creek.
Toba River.
and   all   unnamed   spring!,   streams,   creeks,
Somas  River.
wson Creek,
Mink River.
Toba River, Little.
ponds, sulches, and lakei tributary to or in
Spring Creek.
msack Creek.
Mosquito Lake.
Takush River.
the vicinity of the above-named streams.
Sproat Lake.
elquoit Lake.
Marvel  Creek.
Talcomen River.
Take notice  that  each and  every  person,
San Joseph Creek.
oe  Creek.
Meadow Creek.
Tastsquan River.
partnership,  company,   or  municipality  who,
St Andrews Creek.
ft Creek.
Meads Creek.
Ulgako River.
on the said  12th day of March,  1909,  had
Sage Creek.
1 Creek.
McKay  Lake.
Upper Powell River.
water rights on any of the above-mentioned
Sand River.
tox Lake.
McKay Creek.
Upper Powell River, East Fork.
creeks,  is directed  to  forward  on  or  before
Sutchie River.
iox River.
Muir Creek.
Upset Creek.
the 27th day of April,   1912,  to the  Comp
Sarita Lake.
kshank River.
Moriarty  Lake.
Vernon Creek.
troller  of  Water  Rights  at  the   Parliament
Sarita River.
nberry Lake.
Martins Gulch.
Vernon Lake.
Buildings, at Victoria, a memorandum of claim
Sarita River, South Fork.
cwhat River.
Mountain Lake.
Valley Creek.
in writing as required by section 28 of the
Ternan Creek.
ewhat Lake.
Maxwell Lake.
Wheelbarrow Creek.
said Act as amended.   Printed forms for such
Taylor Creek.
ichan Lake.
Mitchells Lake.
Whisky Creek.
memorandum (Form No. 19) can be obtained
Tsusiat Lake.
ichan River.
Marion Creek.
White-house Creek.
from any of the Water Recorders in the Pro
Toquart River.
onwood Creek.
Middle Lake.
Whannock River.
vince ;
Tranquille Creek.
ry Creek.
Mohun Lake.
Washwash River.
The said Board of Investigation will then
Trout River.
co Lake.
Mauser Creek.
Wardroper Creek.
proceed to tabulate such claims.
Tahsis River.
co River.
Machmell River.
Waterloo Creek.
After  the claims  have  been  tabulated  by
View  Lake.
ntsler Lake.
Myra Creek.
West Lake.
the Board, notice will be given of the places
Williams Lake.
iko River,
Nanaimo River.
Weston Lake.
and   days  on  which  evidence  and   argument
Yellowstone  Creek.
ck Walla River.
Nanaimo River, South Fork.
Wolf Creek.
will be heard at local points.
Spring on Sharp Point.
manah Creek.
Nanaimo Lake.
Wright Creek.
Dated at Victoria this 6th day of March,
Pond  situate  about 600 feet from Grap
rles Creek.
Nescanlith Lake.
Walt Creek.
pler Creek.
ie Creek.
Nugget  Creek.
Waamtx River.
By order of the Board of Investigation.
Small   stream   emptying  into  bay   about
wson Creek.
New Memis Creek.
Waneman River.
half a mile west of Village Point, Kyu
ts-Cah River,
rtenay River.
Nutarvas River.
Wusash River.
Acting Comptroller of Water Rights.
quot Sound.
Neechantz River.
Young Lake.
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Creek   running   through   Lot   5,   Rupert
ii Creek,
ey River.
Neechantz River, Welt Fork.
Nimpkish Lake.
Stream situated -.lose to wagon-road crossing the Lena Mount Sicker Railway.
Small creek running through  Block 3 of
s River.
Nahwittie River.
Lot 100, Alberni.
r River.
Nitnat River.
Some springs rising at or near the foot of
JMii.    «g
Unnamed creek running through Lot  148,
dhorse Creek.
Nitnat Lake.
Sugar Loaf Mountain in Sec. _, R. 9>
'& <-«Hb _$
m Lake,
ie River.
Nine-mile Creek.
Nixon Creek.
Spring on Sec. 5, R. 10, Chemainus.
Creek which enters Lot 2y. approximately
1,700 feet west of northeast corner.
laniel River.
Noeich River.
Springs rising on Sec. 3, R. 9, Chemainus.
And all unnamed springs, streams, creeks,
n River,
k Lake.
Nacoontloon  Lake.
Noosatsum River.
Creek rising mountain! welt of Mosquito
Harbour,  Mean Island.
ponds,  gulches,  and lakes tributary to
or  in  the  vicinity of the above-named
it Creek.
heimick Creek.
n  Creek.
le Lake,
Nimpoh Lake.
Noch River.
Nile Creek.
Noomas River.
O-we-Kano Lake.
Oyster River.
Stream   running  through  M.   J.   Smith's
property,  Comaiken District.
Spring on part of Section 3, R. 3, Comai-
Xt     ken District.
Spring on Maple Bay Road.
A spring on Sec. 7, R. 4, Comaiken District.
Take  notice  that  each  and  every  person,
Water Rights Branch
In the matter of the Board of Investigation
created by Part III. of the "Water Act" for
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
lyn Creek.
ers Lake.
One-mile Creek.
Creek near Sec. 3, Tp. 9, Comox District.
Small spring on W. Weeks land, Cowichan
the determination of water rights existing on
the 4th day of May, 1912, to the Comptroller
Prices Spring.
the 12th day of March, 1909, and in the mat
of Water Rights at the Parliament Buildings
Prospect Lake.
Creek running northerly through Sec.  7,
R. 2, Cowichan District.
Spring on Sec. 18, R. 3, Cowichan District.
ter  of  the  following  creeks   in  the   Alberni
at Victoria a memorandum of claim in writ
idwood Creek,
rth Lake.
Is Lake,
ls Creek.
ds Creek.
Puntledge River.
Phillips River.
Phillips Lake.
Poison  Creek.
Futchay River.
Pike Lake.
Puntze Lake.
Peterson Lake.
Placer Creek.
Water District:—
Alma Spring.
Anderson Lake.
ing,  as  required  by  section  28  of  the   said
Act as amended.
Printed forms for such memorandum (Form
Stream rising in Sec. 5, R. 7, Cowichan
Ash River.
No.   19)   can   be  obtained  from  any  of  the
lyth Lake,
lers Creek.
Ash Lake.
Water Recorders in the Province.
Two streams from springs on Sec. 4, R. 8,
Bartlett Creek.
The said Board of Investigation will then
dhope Creek.
Quamichan District.
Bergh Creek.
proceed to tabulate such claims.
zly Creek.
Stream   running  into   Esquimalt   Lagoon
Beaver Creek.
After  thc  claims  have  been  tabulated  by
:ier Creek.
Paxton Lake.
across  Sec.   15,  L.   54,  Esquimalt   Dis
Bulson Creek.
the Board, notice will be given of the places
rgie Lake.
Price Creek.
Bear River.
and  days  on   which   evidence  and  argument
sn River.
Quamichan Lake.
Stream rising on Sec. 35, Esquimalt District.
Unnamed creek rising in Sec. 33, Esquimalt District.
Small stream near south lection line Sec.
Buttles Lake.
Burmaii River,
will be heard at local points.
irson .Creek,
don River.
Istream Creek.
Istream Lakes.
iora Creek,
rge Creek,
nalko River.
Q uamichan Creek.
Quatom River.
Quartse River.
Buck Creek.
Bainbridge Lake.
Boulder Creek.
Dated at Victoria, this 12th day of March,
By order of the  Board of Investigation.
Qualicum River.
31, R. 6, East Lake District.
Browning Creek.
Quinsam River.
Stream rising on Sees. 31 and 31,  Lake
Bamfield Creek.
Acting Comptroller of Water Right!.
Quattena River.
Canon Creek.
mch. 23                                                       «pl » THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1912
Dominion and Provincial
Rock Quarry Now Running Full
The government rock quarry at
Vedder Mountain is being operated to
its utmost capacity, and fifty men divided into day and night shifts are
engaged in the work of keeping the
big rock crushing plant going. The
motive power of the plant is supplied
by the B. C. Electric, and upwards of
200 cubic yards of rock are being
crushed and shipped out daily to different points along the Interprovin-
cial Highway. The shipping of the
rock is done mostly by the B. C. Electric Railway. This line crossing and
recrossing the highway in its course
through the Fraser Valley.
At the points where the two roads
cross, bunkers are being built for the
storing of the crushed rock. It is
carried to these bunkers by gravel
cars, and from there hauled by teams
to the points where it is wanted on
fhe road. This haul in most cases is
short and the work of macadam road-
making can be speedily carried on
under these modern methods. A. A.
Cruickshanks, of Chilliwack, Provincial Road Supervisor, has charge of
th'e work from the blasting and
crushing of the rock to the time of
its being laid on the roads. He expects to have many miles of the In-
terprovincial H-'ghway through Chilliwack, Sumas, Matsqui and Mt Lehman municipalities completed and in
first-class condition before the winter
season again sets in.
Have Moved Into Their New Home
The city council of Chilliwack took
possession and moved into their new
building today, the ceremony in connection with the moving being very
informal. The building, which has
been almost nine months in the making, is the finest in the city. It is
built of reinforced concrete at a cost
of $20,ooo. Thos. Hooper,-of Vancouver, is the architect, and J. C.
Robertson, of Chilliwack, the contractor. The structure is a credit to
the handiwork of both men.
Besides the Chilliwack city council,
the Chilliwack township council will
use the new building as their home.
The township, having no municipal
building of their own, have leased
from the city a portion of the new
dwelling, and also privileges for the
confinement of prisoners in the city
Big Construction Progresses
Construction work on the big steel
bridge for the C. P. R., across the
north fork of the Kettle river at the
falls, leading to the Granby smelter
is progressing favourably. Three
large piers, built of massive stone, are
nearing completion. There are about
sixty men engaged in the work and it
will be about six months before the
steel will be in position. The new
bridge will eliminate three sharp
curves which exist in the present spur
to the smelter.
The orchardists on the Covert estate are planning to dam Fourth of
July creek in order to conserve the
water for their gravity irrigation system in thc event of an extraordinarily
dry season. They propose to construct a reinforced concrete dam 150
feet wide and 40 feet high, with a rock
and earth fill in front, this spring,
at a cost of $2,500. About fifty carloads of apples were shipped from
this estate last fall.
Nut Plantation
Last year J. D. Honsberger, of
Grand Forks, decided to experiment
with a nut-tree plantation. He planted a large number of Franchette walnut trees, together with a large variety of other nut trees. He reports
that all of them came through the
winter in good condition.
Blast Shatters Rocks; Fish Die
The most dangerous rock on the
West Arm of Kootenay lake was
blasted recently and launches can now
travel up the centre of the lake with
safety. Two shots were fired, completely shattering the rock into small
pieces. The noise of the last explosion was heard all over the city
and the disturbance under water was
so violent that it killed close upon so
Spring Water
The water is now rising steadily, a
gain of four and a half inches being
shown by the gauge of the Nelson
Launch & Boat Co. at Nelson. At
Proctor the water has risen five inches, according to a visitor to the city
from that point.
The snowfall in Grand Forks during the past winter totalled 65.7
Water in the north fork of the
Kettle river has already commenced
to rise.
To the Editor .of The Week:
Sir,—I read in The Week of Saturday that "the cave of Adullam had
collapsed in Victoria."
I cannot say what is meant by this,
but probably it refers to politics in
some way. The original English cave
of Adullam did not collapse. It was
staunch and true, firmly locked together by an impregnable keystone,—
Lord Randolph Churchill, who stood
high in Tory favour (with democratic opinions) but frequently pronounced for Liberal measures, and
did not conceal that he sometimes
considered it was a "toss up between
the parties."
As leader of the "Fourth Party" he
swooped down with his flashlight upon, even the terrible Gladstone, and
won the everlasting gratitude of the
more enlightened half of Ireland, who
prefer to go hand-in-hand with their
big brother (England) who has long
since attoned for his wrong doing,
imaginary or otherwise. His illustrious son is now busy canvassing
for the gratitude of the more motley
half of Ireland, by contradicting the
views and opinions of his still more
"illustrious" father.
Victoria, 4th April, 1912.
They were an idyllic pair, and she idly
plucked  the petals of a rose.
"You see," he said, as the last one fluttered to the ground, "even the flower says
I  love  you."
"Yes," said she; "now I will pluck another
to find if you will always be faithful."
"Do," he responded, with emphasis. "I
should like to see how that turns out myself."
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Baxter & Johnson Co.
721 Yates St. Phone 730
In the Matter of an Application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot ;;8, Victoria
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar •nonth from
the first publication hereof to issue a fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate
of Title issued to Thc Calvary Baptist Church
of Victoria on the 4th day of January, 1894,
and numbered 17566A, which has been lost
or  destroyed.
Dated at the Land Registry Office, Victoria,
B.C., this 22nd day of March, 1912.
Registrar General of Titles,
mar 30 apl 20
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854 Yates St., Near Carnegie Library
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE NOTICE that James H. Morrison,
of Dunder,  Scotland, occupation Accountant,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the  following  described  lands:—Commencing
at a post planted about 40 chains west from
the north-east corner of Timber Licence No.
44219;  thence west 20 chains; thence north
40   chains;   thence   east   20   chains;   thence
south 40 chains to point of commencement
and containing 80 acres more or less.
Dated January 3rd,  (912.
J. R. Morrison, Agent,
feb. 24 apl. 20
District of West Pender Island
TAKE notice that Washington Grimmer, of
West Pender Island, farmer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands: Three (3) small rocky islets,
forming within boundary of Grimmer's Bay,
and southern boundary of Port Washington
Bay, off Section 23. West Pender Island said
islets containing total of one acre, more or
Dated April 2nd, 1912, at Port Washington,
B. C.
apl 6 june 1
District of Bella Coola
TAKE notice that Edward Harrington, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Lineman, intends to
apply for permission to purchase tlie following
described lands:—Commencing at a post pianted half a mile south of thc S. W. corner of
William Sutherland's late pre-emption No.
2975, on the west side of the Bella Coola
River; thence 40 chains west; thence 40
chains south; thence 40 chains east; thence 40
chains north to the point of commencement,
containing 160 acres or thereabouts.
Dated February 24th, 1912.
mch. 16 may 11
District of Bella Coola
TAKE notice that Jeff Kilgore, of Victoria,
B.C., occupation Labourer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the N. W. corner of Lot 319 in Range 3,
Upper Bella Coola Valley; thence 20 chains
south; thence 20 chains west; thence 20
chains north; thence 20 chains east to the
point of commencement, containing 40 acres or
Dated February 24th, 1912.
mch. 16 may 11
Meryl   Mineral   Claim,   situate   in   Victoria
Mining   Division   of   Highland   District.
Where located—On Section 61, east side,
TAKE NOTICE that I, W.  A.  Lorimer,
Free Miner'a Certificate No. 54M7B, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to
the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
action, under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1912.
feb. 17 apl. 13
District of Malahat
TAKE NOTICE that I, Henry Kelway
Gwyer Bamber, of London, England, occupation Cement Manufacturer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the southeast corner of Lot 127, Malahat
District; thence in a northerly direction following the high water mark of Saanich Inlet
for a distance of 50 chains more or less to
the southern boundary of Lot 102, Malahat
District; thence true east for a distance of
3 chains 30 links, more or less, to low water
mark of said Saanich Inlet; thence following
said low water mark of said Inlet in a southerly direction to a point which is true east
of the point of commencement; thence true
west to the point of commencement, and containing ten acres more or less.
Dated 29th day of January,  1912.
Per Francis A. Devereux, Agent,
feb. 24 apl. 20
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing over Lot 55, Queen Charlotte District,
by reason of a notice published in the British Columbia Gazette on * the . 27th of December, 1907, be cancelled for the purpose
of effecting a sale of the said land to the
Canadian North Pacific Fisheries, Limited.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
29th February, 1912.
mch 9 June 8
Application to be filed with the Water  Recorder   within   ten   days   after   the   first
publication of the Water Notice in a local newspapei.    (See Section 61 as re-enacted by the
Amendment Act of 1912.)
1. The name and residence of the applicant. Please give full name, initials are not
2. A clear description of the stream, with
its name (if any); state the direction in which
it flows and where it sinks or empties.
' 3. The quantity of water applied for expressed in acre-feet per annum, cubic feet per
second, gallons per day, or miners' inches, as
you prefer.
4. The point of diversion, stating the distance from some surveyed line or some known
point. For example: About 500 feet upstream from the south line of Section 25,
Township 19.
5. The dams, ditches, flumes, pipes, or other
works for diverting, carrying, or storing the
6. The purpose for which the water will be
used—Domestic, municipal, irrigation, industrial, power (whicii includes the sale of
power), mining, or as the case may be.
7a. If the t purpose is domestic, irrigation,
industrial, mining, or the lowering of a body
of water, an accurate description of the land
or mine where it is intended to use or lower
the water.
7b. If it is intended to sell the water or the
power to be generated from the water, a
description of the territory within which thc
water or the power will be sold.
8. A general description of the land which
will be affected by the construction of tne
works, giving the lot numbers or the owners'
names, if known.
9. The area of Provincia. Crown lands which
will be affected by the said works, so far as
10. The area of private lands will be affected
the said works, so far as mown.
11. The date of the posting of the notices
on the ground.
12. The date of the first publication of the
notice in a local newspaper, and the name of
the newspaper and the place where it is
13. The  address  to  which  notices  to  the
applicant may be mailed,
Allan James Hook, Cobble Hill, B. C.
The stream rising in Section 6, Range 10,
Shawnigan District, and flowing entirely in
said section until it reaches the sea.
6 cubic feet per second.
Attach a sketch of the stream and the lands
Near where the stream flows into the sea,
viz., about 15 chains south of the North line
o. section 6.
Whole of Section 6, and part of Section 5,
Range 10, Shawnigan District, entirely owned
by the applicant.
As above.
20th March, 1912.
April 6th, The Week, Victoria, B. C.
A. J. Hook, Cobble Hill, B. C, or
Eberts & Taylor, 1114 Langley St., Victoria,
B. C.
If the application includes an application for a licence to store or pen back water, add:
14. A description of each reservoir site.
15. An estimate of the area of each reservoir ./hen full.
16. The probable length and height of each dam.
Apl 6
Apl. 27
NOTICE is hereby given that the .
established by notice published in the
Columbia Gazette of the 14th Augustl
and dated the 13th August, 1884, is cal
in so far as the same relates to Fral
Sections 2 and 11, Township 12, anl
portion of Section 35, Township 10, Kcl
District, lying North of the C. P. Rl
of way and West of the E. & N. Bf
right of way in order that a sale of til
lands may be made to Henry L. Simon)
Deputy Minister of
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January 5th, 1912.
jan .3
NOTICE is hereby given that the
existing over the lands described as
2130, Group One, New Westminster
by reason of a notice bearing date of I
of June, 1907, and published in the
Columbia  Gazette on August 29th, 1
cancelled ao to permit of a lease of
being given to Albert Scott.
Deputy Minister of |
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January 5th, 1912,
jan 13
NOTICE is hereby given that the|
existing over the lands described as
2130, Group One, New Westminster
by reason of a notice bearing date of
day   of   June,   1907,   and   published I
British   Columbia   Gazette  on   Augul
1907, is cancelled so as to permit of|
of the lands being given to Albert Sci
Deputy Minister of '.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January sth, 1912.
jan 13
NOTICE i» hereby given that the
existing over Lot 6623, Group One, Kl
District, formerly embraced in Timber I
No. 16727, by reason of a notice bearil
of 24th December, 1907, and published!
British Columbia Gazette of 27th Del
1907, is cancelled in order that a salel
said landa may be effected to Elizalf
Deputy Minister of |
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C„
February 8th, 1912.
feb. 17
District   of    Rupert
TAKE notice that E* Shaw, of Vaij
B.C., clerk,  intends  to apply for perL
to purchase the following described ll
Commencing at a post planted at ther
east corner of Lot 20 (situated on the]
kish  River),  being the  north-west eof
land   applied   for;    thence   east   80
thence   south   40   chains;    thence
chains;  thence  north 40 chains to
Dated   March   ist,   1012.
Geo.  F. Hibberd,|
mch 23
District of Malahat 1
TAKE notice that Arthur W. McCl
Victoria, B.C., occupation Retired, intl
apply for permission to lease the fj
described lands:—Commencing at a poi
ed at the southeasterly corner of Ll
Malahat District, thence southwestern
the shore of Saanich Inlet to the si
angle of said lot; thence east five |
thence northeasterly parallel to the si
Saanich Inlet to a point five chains sr
the point of commencement; thence nd
cnains to the point of commencement!
Dated March  nth.  1912. I
mch 23
Limited  Liability.
TAKE NOTICE that three month"
the date of the first insertion of thii
herein application will be made to His f
the Lieutenant-Governor in Council I
Order in Council, changing the press
porate name of the above companyl
''United Coal and Development Cd
Limited Liability."
Dated thii 28th day of February,
6. L. MILNE,
mch 9 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1912
Character by Handwriting
By request and to  enable a
I larger number of our readers to
benefit we have decided to revert to the original charge cf 50
cents for each diagnosis,
The Editor of The Week wishes
I call special attention to this De-
ftment, which is conducted by an
{lish gentleman, a 'Varsity man of
|h attainments.   Character reading
hand-writing   is   a   scientific
dy, entirely devoid of charlatanism
is possibly the most reliable in-
of all, because hand-writing re-
is the development of character,
its index is not confined to nail   traits.    It   is   an   interesting
ly, not merely in enabling us to
] ourselves as others see us, but
be turned to important account
[ibmitting the hand-writing of per-
1 with whom we have business re-
ns.  Indeed, viewed in this aspect,
I only a reasonable precaution to
all that the chirographist can
us.   Before deciding to institute
[Department the Editor of The
: imposed the severest tests, sub-
ng the   hand-writing   of well-
\n persons entirely unknown to
gentleman conducting this  De-
nent, who is a stranger to Vic-
| and a recent arrival.   He is pre-
to guarantee absolute accuracy
J hopes that the readers of The
Ik will avail themselves of what
I genuine privilege.
All persons wishing to consult
|" must   enclose   a specimen of
|-writing,  consisting of not less
six lines written in ink on un-
paper.   A portion of a letter is
better than copied matter.    It
I be signed with their own name
Dt, but there must be an initial
nom-de-plume   to   identify   the
answer, which will appear in the next
issue of The Week.
2. Each specimen of hand-writing
must be accompanied by a P. O.
for 50c. Stamps will not be accepted, and the outside of the en
.elope should be indited "Hand-writing." Absolute privacy is guaranteed.
BRUTUS—If you had told me your age, it
would have aided me considerably in diagnosing your character. I notice a hasty temper,
and a distinctly -jealous disposition. Ardent,
sanguine, yet not impulsive, you are careful
with money, and you possess distinct commercial and acquisitive ability. Your artistic
sense is poor, and the ideas of form and
colour are weak. I note justice and clear
moral sense, but a good deal of inconsistency.
Will-power is fair, but logic and ability to
argue are both weak. Ability with lower
mathematics is indicated. Energy, courage
and will to work are all good, but imagination
is quite absent.
NEMO—Sympathetic, loving, affectionate,
you have a sensitive, artistic disposition and
a nice appreciation of good taste in dress and
manners. With tact and charity you make
many real friends. Fond of outdoor life and
nature study, you are domesticated and should
excel at needlework and. dress-making. Although methodical you are somewhat careless,
and apt to be untidy. There is a slightly despondent strain running through your character ; a lack of self conceit; extreme unselfishness and a readiness to live for others.
Truth, justice, and very little jealousy are
indicated. Temper level and sweet, more obstinate than violent.
"DOEPS," VERNON—Thankyou, you are
most complimentary; I hope I * may be as
successful with your character; here it is:
I note pugnacity, energy and push, you should
go far and do well. Open and generous you
have a good idea of business values and you
are a good judge of men. Logic is marked
and also deductive and reasoning powers.
Vou are neat and careful in your dress and
personal appearance. Fairly well read and a
good judge of literature. Temper strong but
under control. Affectionate with high moral
feeling, your actions are guided by caution
and discretion. You are fond of outdoor
sports, hunting, shooting, etc., etc. You are
true and constant to those you love.
BOTTY—Quite right, handwriting varies as
the health of tlie writer and to a certain
extent as the mood of the moment; allowance must be made for these points. Half
a dozen lines from an ordinary letter will
reveal far more than pages specially written
for diagnosis. You have distinct literary proclivities but inconsistency and lack of energy
may have prevented their full development.
Taste is good if slightly eccentric. Pronounced sense of cynical humour.    Affection
ate, just and charitable, I should not call you
generous. Narrow, and apt to be conservative in your views. You should be good at
mathematics and medicine and you appreciate
good music. More student than man of action your constructive ability is poor. You
can plan and organize but others give effect
to your scheme in better ways than you. I
note some selfishness and some self-conceit.
remarks ignore your signature which hardly
tallies with the body of your letter. I note
inconsistency, enthusiasm and a sanguine' nature. Optimistic, you throw yourself thoroughly into the business of the moment.
Generous, not niggardly or mean, you are
broad in your views and pursuits. Business
aptitude and method are indicated, you are
fairly observant and haye a fair sense of
order and neatness. Strongly attracted by the
opposite sex you are affectionate, impulsive,
warm-hearted. Fairly just, fairly logical with
little or no jealousy. Accuracy is weak, sense
of morality might be stronger, also the love
of truth. Fond of outdoor exercise; egotism
and self-conceit both indicated in your
After having been employed at the
instance of the London board of directors as chief accountant in Victoria of the B. C. Electric Railway
and Lighting Co., the Victoria Gas
Co. and the Vancouver Island Power
Co., which position he has held for
the past three years, Mr. Charles A.
Forsythe on Saturday next, 13th inst.,
severs his connection with those concerns and will forthwith embark in
business as a chartered accountant,
with Mr. A. 0. G. Crawford, one of
the best known of the younger business men in the city. Mr. Forsythe
took the degree of chartered accountant in Glasgow, Scotland, where he
had a very wide and thorough experience extending over thirteen
years, including company secretarial
work and management, the auditing
of the accounts of many of the largest
commercial firms in the country and
also of a large number of municipalities, parish councils and other public
bodies. The firm name will be
Charles A. Forsythe, chartered accountant (Scotland), and offices have
been secured on the second floor of
the Central building.—Colonist.
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The Severest
Critics can find
no Fault with
our Goods If
Mr. W. Cartwright, of Saturna
Island, is spending a week in Victoria.
Mr.   F.   J.   Marshall   lias   returned
from a trip to Nitinat, B. C.
* *   *
Mr. J. C. Bridgman was over from
Vancouver for the Easter holidays.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. Gorte, Vancouver,
B.C., were recent guests in the city.
* *   *
Mr. H. A. Noble, of Prince Rupert,
has been staying in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. J. C. Lee, Vancouver, is at the
Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. George Fraser was a visitor in
Vancouver last week for a few days.
* *   *
Mr. A. Von Girsewald has returned
from a short visit to Vancouver.
* *   *
Miss Clare Battle has returned from
visiting friends in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs. Price Ellison and family have
returned to Vernon, B. C.
* *   *
Mr. J. Arnold, Vancouver, is registered at the Westholme Hotel.
* *   *
Miss Grace Martin, from San Francisco,   has   been   the  guest   of   Mrs.
Finch Page, Burdette House.
* *   *
Colonel and Mrs. Prior and Mrs.
George Johnston have returned from
a visit to Seattle.
* *   *
Mrs. Harry Lawson and her infant
son have left on a few months' visit
to Southern California.
Mrs. John Hirsch, of Duncan, B.C.,
has 'been visiting Mrs. D. M. Eberts,
Gorge Road.
* *   *
Mr. Humphrey Binney, New Westminster, spent the Easter holidays in
•*   *   *
Miss Bea Spalding, Pender Island,
is visiting relatives and friends in this
* *   *
Mrs. Arthur Gore was a visitor to
Seattle for a few days during the past
* *   *
Mr. John Mathiron of Vancouver
was registered at the King Edward
Hotel during the week.
Mrs. Fisher, Vancouver, B.C., is
among the guests at the Empress
* *   *
R. C Stewart, from London, England, is a recent arrival in town and
is staying at the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. P. Larson, North Vancouver,
has  been   making  a  short   stay  in
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. G. Fletcher, of Nanaimo, B.C., are staying at the Empress  Hotel.
Mr. A. Wakefield, San Francisco,
has  been  staying at the  Westholme
* #   *
Mr. M. A. Wylde, Shawnigan Lake,
was registered at the King Edward
Hotel during the week.
* Mr. and Mrs. Henry Milman have
returned from their honeymoon and
are tlie guests of Mrs. John Irving.
* *   *
Mr. H. J. Cambie has returned to
Vancouver,  after  a  short  visit  with
Victoria friends.
* *   *
Mrs. Burdette Garrard, who spent
Easter with friends in Vancouver, returned to Victoria, during the week.
* *   *
Mr. C C Worsfold has returned to
New Westminster after a short stay
in this city.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Bridgman, Esquimalt Road, have been entertaining
a few of their friends at their country
honje on Salt Spring Island.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Charleson, accompanied 'by Miss Charleson, Vancouver, B.
C, were guests in the city during the
* *   *
Captain McMicking, Vancouver,
spent the Easter holidays with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. McMicking, Kingston street.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Noel Humphreys,
Vancouver, have been registered at
the Empress Hotel, during the past
Mr. Edward Cartwright left during
the week to take up a position with
the Granby Consolidated Company at
* *   *
Mr. A. S. Barton and Master
George Barton came down from up
the line on Tuesday last, where they
enjoyed the fishing during the holidays. *   *   *
The engagement is announced of
Miss Margaret Rickaby, second
daughter of Mr. J. B. H. Rickaby, of
Victoria, and Mr. Gerald Clute of
New Westminster.
* *   *
Among Victorians who motored to
Alberni for the Easter holidays were
Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Matthews and
party, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Harvey
and party, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Gore and party.
* *   *
An engagement of interest to Victorians is that of Mr. William Shep-
hered Barton, son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. S. Barton, of this city, and Miss
Nellie May, second daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. H. W. May, "Woodlands,"
Cowichan Station.
Among those who registered at the
"Riverside Inn," Cowichan Lake, to
enjoy the fishing, during the Easter
holidays, were: Messrs. J. P. McConnell, Bone, Powell, N, Gowen, Towns-
ley, and A. Langley, all of whom motored up from Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, Esquimalt,
entertained on Monday evening, Apr'l
ist, in honour of the officers of H. M.
S. Algerine, who left during the week
for England. Those present included:
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Milman, the
Misses Page, Miss G. Martin, Miss K.
Devereaux, Miss Ruby Fell, Miss
Lorna Wadmore and Captain Jones,
Captain Hose, Dr. Lindop, and the
Messrs. Neville, Jinkin and Morrell.
*   *   *
On Tuesday evening, April 9th, the
Victoria Nurses'. Club gave their Sth
annual ball, in the ball-room of the
Alexandra Club, about 400 people being in attendance. The music for the
evening was supplied by Miss Thain's
orchestra which played all the latest
dance music. The supper room was
artistically adorned with quantities of
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Dinner when you can dine here at
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Celery 25 Olives 20 Almonds 20
Caviar 25 Pate de Foie Gras 25
Olympia Oyster, Plate 35 Crab Cocktail 25
Eastern Oysters on Deep Shell 40
Consomme Printaniere Royal 15 Creme de Volaille 15
Boston Clam Chowder 15
Boiled Salmon Lobster Sauce 25 Filet of Sole Florentine 25
Starter of Fish 15 Finnan Haddie Newburg 40
Eastern Oyster Patties 50 Jugged Rabbit, English Style, 40
Pineapple Fritter, Brandy Sauce, 20 Chicken Pot Pie 50
Breaded Sweetbread with Asparagus Tips 40
Fried Chicken, Maryland, 75 Small Steak, Planked Jardiniere, 60
Prime Ribs of Beef au Jus 40   Extra Cut 75
New  Local  Spring Lamb,  Fresh  Mint  Sauce 50
Spring Chicken and Dressing 50
Fresh Asparagus 35       Fresh Spinach 15      Caluillpwer au Gratin 25
Boiled and Mashed Potatoes 10
Combination 35 Sliced Cucumber 25 Sliced Tomatoes 25
Gieen Apple Pie 10 Rhubarb Pie 10 Vanilla Parfait 25
Bread and Butter Pudding 10 Peach Melba 35
French Pastry 10        Assorted Fruits 25
Gorgonzola 20     Canadian Stilton 15     McLaren's 25     Roquefort 20
Tea, Per Pot, 15       Coffee, Pot, 15        Demitasse 10
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Late of Vancouver* B. C.
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'Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
(By The Hornet)
nat the time is ripe for launching
new theatre project in ' Victoria
Dame   Rumour   says   that Mr.
on Leiser "has the goods."
* *   *
lat it would be easier to success-
launch a first class project than
:ond-rate one.
at there are many people who
that no better plan could be
wed than to duplicate Seattle's
ificent house, The Orpheum.
* *   *
at Mr. Leiser. and his committee
be safely trusted to take this in-
eir consideration.
* *.  *
it when Victoria has a new thea-
may occasionally secure some
t bookings which will not be
lied. ■
* *   *
,t if the theatre-going habit had
ken such a strong hold on the
recent companies would have
to empty houses.
: the "Morality Squad" in Se-
s making things lively for tran-
* *   *
t recent visitors from Victoria
short, sharp shock when their
e apartments  were invai>d at
*   *
it if such ill-judged extrava-
s are indulged in there is bound
a swing of the pendulum the
* *   *
it a "Morality Squad" is an ex-
t institution when not directed
it there is plenty of room for
of this class in Victoria, but pub-
>inion will not tolerate the Se-
* *   *
it the excellent article on "The
ing of the Panama Canal," which
red in The Week of March 30th
he work of Mr. K. Meyers, City
of the New Westminster
* *   *
at this acknowledgment would
been made at the time, but that
ontribution was sent anonymous-
nd the name of the author was
at the current number uf the B.
ining Exchange is the best is-
to date    by its    enterprising
* *   *
at the skilful manner in which
lanages to combine scientific illation with political allusion is the
lir of his rivals.
* *   *
at he at least expresses his de-
atic ideas in aristocratic English.
* *   *
at though in a multitude of
sellors there is wisdom, when it
s to a matter of pavements the
on of one real expert is of the
!St value.
* *   *
it Victoria has been  an  "easy
for the   purveyors   of rotten
s and other defective material.
* *   *
it it is perfectly obvious that no
nt system of inspection has yet
* *   *
a careful investigation of the
done in the City sewers during
few   years   would   show up
ing much more rotten than the
it investigations are not popular
se they   are rarely   pushed to
* *   *
it in any other city than Vic-
streets would not be torn up un-
the material for their paving
)n hand.
* *   *
it the greatest mistake that has
made so far is in allowing too
streets to be torn up at once.
That there is more than a suspicion that the expropriations of land
in connection with the Sooke water
scheme would have been settled long
ago if the city had been dealing direct with the owners.
That it already begins to look as if
The Week's original estimate of $3,-
000,000 will be exceeded.
* *   *
That the repairs to Smith's Hill
Reservoir which were estimated to
last thirty days will occupy, from first
to last, six months.
That at the present rate of building
Victoria will ultimately be known as
"the City of Skyscrapers."
* *   *
That the venerable pioneers who
still survive in our midst must be
filled with amazement as they contrast Fort Camosun of the "fifties"
with Victoria of today.
* *   *
That the taking of guns from the
I. W. W. anarchists on railway construction will "disarm" them in more
senses than one.
* *   *
That if it is not too late that unfortunate suspension of the Immigration Act should be cancelled or modified.
* #   *
That there are two classes of people
for which British Columbia has no
use and which it positively refuses to
welcome—Orientals and anarchists.
* *   *
That Premier McBride's revival of
the naval defence question in his address before the Vancouver Canadian
Club was both timely and significant.
That Mr. Borden may yet learn
more than he apparently knows about
the determination of B. C. in this
* *   *
That there is a limit to all things,
even to the patience of loyalists with
the "powers that be."
* *   *
That when the Dominion Government is enquiring into the cost of
living, it might well investigate the
cost of dying, which is so high that
longevity is becoming popular.
* *   *
That only the rich and real estate
agents can afford a modern funeral,
whicii is a hardship on people who are
really tired of life.
* *   *
That you never hear a Victorian
who has been to San Francisco
grumble about the local car service.
* *   *
That it is bad in all conscience, but
there are worse.
* *   *
That the trouble as usual arises
from absentee directorship, which can
never be properly impressed with
local conditions.
That $5,000,000 spent on this service in and around Victoria during
the next five years would not keep
pace  with   the   development  of   the
* *   *
That there is one young lady in
Victoria who is a standing reproach
to her anaemic, lie-a-bed sisters; she
takes horseback exercise every morning before eight o'clock.
* *   *
That if more young ladies rode
horseback instead of in motor cars
they would be healthier, though it
might be hard to convince them that
they would be happier.
* *   *
That it is not generally known that
the motor car derived its nick-name of
the "devil-wagon" from "Joy-riding."
* *   *
That the Home Rule Bill is an honest attempt   to   solve an   unsolvable
* *   *
That it will serve the purpose of
reviving   acrimonious   debate,   but is
bound to wreck the Government.
* *   *
That whatever else the twentieth
century may have in store for the
distressful country, it will not yield
an Irish Parliament.
* *   *
That it is not a matter of general
knowledge that Roosevelt, Jr., is residing in Vancouver as financial
comptroller of one of our largest enterprises. .  -. * ~ .
That it will be an equal surprise to
most people to learn that Rockefeller,
Jr., is coming to reside in Victoria to
keep his eye on the enormous investments of his family in the Province.
* *   *
That the cartoons in the Victoria
Times have deteriorated since they
took to clipping them from the Toronto Globe.
* *   #
That if there is one paper which,
more than another, persistently misrepresents Canadian sentiment, it is
that edited by Rev. J. A. MacDonald.
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Letter Carriers' Concert
The third annual concert of the Victoria Letter Carriers' Association will
be held in the Victoria Theatre on
Thursday, April 18th. Tickets may
be obtained from any of the postmen at 25 cents and 50 cents each.
These must be exchanged at the box
office for the regular theatre ticket
and seats reserved.
Holders of the 25-cent tickets are
reminded that only the half the number issued could be reserved; the remainder are gallery seats, so that
those applying promptly will enjoy
the privilege of reserved seats. Plan
of seats wil! be open at the box office
at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16th.
This is always a popular entertainment, and the house is invariably sold
out. The same experience will undoubtedly follow this year. The popularity of the concert is largely due
to the fact that the proceeds are devoted to the "sick benefit" fund, a
circumstance which appeals to the
There is no more deserving organization in the city than that of the
letter carriers. There is no body of
men w'ho discharge their duties more
conscientiously or who administer
more to the happiness of the community. This constitutes a special
claim on the public sympathy, and
should ensure strong financial support for the benefit of those of whom
it is no exaggeration to say they are
overworked and underpaid. The president of the association, Mr. Arthur
J. Bird, is in charge of the arrangements, assisted by Messrs. A. C.
Charlton, T. Watling, M. D. Snell,
E. G. Ray, and W. C. Cane.
1. Overture—Orchestra    	
 Professor   Plowright
2. Piano   Selection Miss   Muriset
3. Welsh Glee Singers..Messrs. F. _%. Petch
T. Petch, A. Petch, Jr., and D. C. Hughes
4. Comic  Dancing   Baby Adeline
5. Song    Mr. Dunford
6. Reading—Selected. .Miss Gladys Steinmetz
7. Solo  Mr. F. E. Petch
8. Dance Miss Violet Hastings
9. Reading—Selected....Miss King Andrews
10. Character Comedian Mr. Jack Clayton
11. Duet..Misses Lillian and Beatrice Palmer
12. Recitation—"The   Inventor's   Wife"...
 Mrs. J. B. McCallum
13. Song Mrs.  Downhard
14. Ventriloquism Mr.   Harby
15. Duet F. E. Petch and D. C. Hughes
16. Selection    Orchestra
17. Western Star ..mateur Dramatic Co., in
a Comedy Drama, in two Acts, "The
Last Loaf."
Mark Ashton A. W.  Semple
Caleb Hanson L. S.  Weston
Harry Hanson (his son)....J. H. Hazenfralz
Dick Bustle  (a baker) A.  Clunk
Tom Chubbs  (a butcher) D.  Cochenour
Kate Ashton  (Mark's wife)	
 Miss  Freda  Hazenfratz
Lilly Ashton  (their daughter)	
 Miss Ivy Lawrie
Patty Jones    Miss   Ethel  Kennedy
(Continued from Page 10)
wild lilies and daffodils. Dancing was
kept up until an early hour in the
morning and a most enjoyable time
was spent by all present.
Among those presented to their Majesties at the second Court held in
Buckingham Palace on the evening of
March 14th, were two debutantes in
whom Victorians are very interested,
namely, Mrs. John Hope (nee Miss
Bessie Dunsmuir), who wore a striking gown of white broche, draped
over a petticoat embroider'-'d in pearls
and crystals, and Mrs. Lyster Blandy
(nee Miss Kitty Vernon), who was
gowned in white broche charmeuse
draped over an underskirt of old
Point d'Alencon lace. The train was
of old 'blue satin trimmed with Point
d'Alencon lace.
*   *   *
A wedding of interest was celebrated recently in Vancouver, at St.
Paul's Church, when Marion Macdonald, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John
A. Macdonald, was married to Mr.
Alfred Bull, of the legal firm of
Buchanan & Bull. The ceremony was
conducted by his lordship the Bishop
of New Westminster, assisted by Rev.
F. A. P. Chadwick, rector of St.
Paul's. A large number of friends
of the young couple were present at
the ceremony. The bride wore her
travelling costume, a smart tailored
suit of ratine in one of the new blue
shades, the reverse of the coat showing facings of white terry cloth. Her
hat was a smart shape of tagal straw,
the upper side of the brim being faced
with black velvet, and set off with
white aigrette. She carried a bouquet
of pink rose buds. Miss Jean Macdonald undertook the duties of bridesmaid and wore a suit of pale grey
broadcloth, and a hat of pink tagal
straw trimmed with chiffon and clusters of forget-me-nots and tiny pink
rose buds. The groom was supported
by Mr. Leo Buchanan. After the
ceremony the bridal couple drove to
the wharf where the bride and groom
took the boat for Victoria on their
way to Southern California, where
the honeymoon will be spent. On
their return they will take up their
residence at their new house at Point
*   *   *
One of the prettiest weddings of
the season was that of Miss Vivian
Blackwood, younger daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. E. Blackwood, Linden
Avenue, and Mr. Charles H. C. Payne,
of this city. The Cathedral was beautifully decorated for the occasion with
masses of daffodils. The bride, who
looked very charming wore a handsome gown of white satin with a full
court t ain, the skirt made under overdress of white lace and silk embroidery, with gossamer sleeves and yoke,
the whole embroidered in pearls. Her
bridal veil of white tulle was held in
place by a coronet of orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of white
roses and lilies-of-the-valley. Her
bridesmaids were Miss Suzette Blackwood, Miss Ouding of Spokane, Miss
Rome and Miss Winona Troup. They
wore gowns of pale yellow chiffon and
lace with yellow chiffon hats, in bonnet shape, trimmed with masses of
buttercups, with large lace bows at
the back, and effective touches of
black velvet. They carried large
muffs of yellow silk, to which were
p'nned sprays of yellow roses. The
bride was also attended by little Miss
Marion Prior and Master Tommy
Tye. The former wore a Kate
Greenaway costume of white satin
with a poke bonnet and the latter a
white satin court costume. They carried 'between them a large basket of
daffodils. Mr. A. C. Craddock acted
as best man and the Messrs. Jack
Cambie, Fred Rome, Arthur Pitts,
Norman Payne and Montgomery acted as ushers. Mrs. E. E. Blackwood
wore a striking costume of robin blue
messaline, with heavy embroidery
trimmings in the same colour, and a
smart 'black hat with black and blue
ostrich feathers. At the close of the
ceremony the bridal party drove to
the Alexandra Club where a reception
was held, after which the bridal
couple left on the 4.30 boat for Seattle
on their way to California where the
honeymoon will be spent. On the
return from their honeymoon they
will take up their residence in this
Mr. Knight, the much respected churchwarden of an adjacent parish, died and was
buried amid universal regret. On the following Sunday the rector preached on "The
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