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i Kingsford Smith & Co. j
Stock and General
Commission and Real Estate Agents.
860 Granville,
Victoria Edition
The Week
R British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria and Vancouver B. ©.
Vol. IV.   No. 43
To the uninitiated the industrial outlook in British
Columbia   at   the   present
moment   would   naturally
appear to be most serious.    In the short
space of a month general activity  has
given place to general cessation.    Practically all tlie copper mines and all the
smelters except Tyee have closed down.
The same remark applies to the lumber
mills and logging camps, and although it
is not unusual for the latter to cease operations at this time of the year, it is a
different matter with the former, and there
can be no doubt that the general character
of the movement indicates concerted action on the part of the owners.    The reason alleged is the heavy drop in the price
of copper which has fallen from 25c to
I13e a pound.   That this, however, is not
a full explanation may be deduced from
jthe fact that the copper mines and smelters
continued to operate for quite a long period
kvhen copper stood at from 10c to lie per
ound, and for a short period when it even
dropped to 8c.    The heavy stocks of coper may have had something to do with
ombincd action;  if so, that is a feature
f the case which will soon be eliminated,
as the demand for copper is world-wide
lind will of necessity continue to increase.
f there is a glut, it can only be temporary.
|rhe third factor is probably the potent
ne, viz., concerted action for tho purpose
_ enforcing a reduction in wages.    It is
ell  known  that  the  last increase was
rung from the operators with great dif-
culty, and as the result of extreme pres-
|ure.    At that time the price of copper
as high, and rising almost daily, and in
pite of a strong division of opinion, as
i) the wisdom of the step among the lead-
lg producers, the advance was conceded,
onditions today are entirely different and
rey have changed with panoramic swift-
less.   The situation is accentuated by the
|mdition of the money market, which
this continent, and especially in the
nited States, is in almost unprecedented
troes of stringency and sensitiveness.  At
ie moment tlie banks and other financial
listitutions to the South are unable to
ance any project, however promising,
hey cannot even pay their depositors.  In
battle payment in gold is a thing of the
ast, and depositors with thousands of
pilars to their credit are unable to draw
ren a hundred.   All over the States in-
istrial works are being closed, and manu-
ctories of every kind are restricting pro-
lction and discharging workmen.     The
ndition is general, and not peculiar to
Ity industry.    In Canada things have not
ached that pass, nor can they possibly
|> so.   Our banking institutions are stable,
n natural resources so bountiful that the
>rst that could happen is a lack of capital
keep pace with our enormous expan-
,>n.    There is no feeling of insecurity,
|ere is no loss of confidence, tliere is no
nie.   Tlie lack of available cash is only
nporary because investment in Canada
so certain to yield a profitable return
•jjy money will naturally find its way
re, and all the more certainly because
use is being restricted elsewhere.    At
h present time England is enjoying a
Iriod of commercial and industrial pros-
Irity unsurpassed at any time in her
|rtory.   Every iron smelter, mine, and
•tory in the country is running full time,
the output is the greatest on record, prices
are advancing every week, and in not a
few instances order books have been closed,
and this while panic and general restriction aro the features of American business. Canadian institutions are based
upon those of the Mother Country. They
possess a measure of the same stability,
and our currency laws in particular are
built upon the same foundation. These
reasons, added to those already mentioned,
justify the conclusion that no period of
depression in the States, however acute,
can seriously affect the Dominion. This
fact, however, does not minimise the importance of a due regard to the observance
of economic laws. The success of England has been achieved by obedience to
those laws and great as are the natural
resources of Canada, they will not save us
from temporary loss if the principles
which regulate successful business are disregarded. It goes without saying that if
it was right to advance wages because
the commodity produced was soaring upward in price, it is equally right to reduce
them when the selling price has fallen
sensibly. It should be possible to effect
this without any dislocation of business.
In certain industries such as coal mining,
there can be no question that the most
satisfactory method of regulating wages is
by a sliding scale. This plan, instituted
thirty years ago by Sir Rupert Kettle
in England, has solved all the difficulties
connected with the scale of pay, and it
will be a happy day for Canada when it
is introduced here. An automatic scale
with a three monthly adjustment giving
workmen a percentage of the increased
selling price, or reducing them in like
proportion, is an ideal system. Lord
Rosebery in 1894 added the finishing
touch to this when in his great award
lie conceded the principle of a "living
wage" beneath which wages could never
fall whatever the selling price. AVhether
this system, which is in effect a profit
sharing system, comes into use or not here,
it is certain that the principle upon which
it is based must be the one to regulate
wages in certain industries. The cry of
the Socialist that Capital is an enemy
Avhich should be destroyed is madness; the
labouring man would be far surer of his
fair share of the profits of industry
under such a profit sharing scheme as is
furnished by a sliding scale of wages. In
the absence of this automatic arrangement, there must of necessity be arbitrary
adjustments, and there is no reason why
they should not be voluntary. Thc present time is undoubtedly one when the
relief will have to be sought by the copper
mines and smelters. Conditions justify
it. If tlie leaders of organized labour are
wise they will not wait until the employers formulate tlieir claim, but will
meet the requirements of the situation by
a fair offer. By so doing they will secure
the support of public opinion in a proper
adjustment, and will show that the charge
of tyranny and autocratic methods laid at
tlieir door is groundless. Perhaps in a*
truer sense than is yet realized, unionism
is on its trial. It will make a great deal
of difference to organized labour how it
behaves in the crisis, and unless The Week
fails to read the signs of the times aright,
whatever else results, there will follow
the emancipation of Canadian labour
unions from the thraldom of American
The Week has been expect-
A Fair ing to read in the daily
Spirit. press some comment upon
the admirable spirit displayed by the B. C. Electric Railway in
their annual distribution of bonuses. Although the news item appeared in the
Victoria and Vancouver papers, it passed
without remark, and yet nothing has been
chronicled by any of those papers which
has a more important bearing upon the
industrial life of the Province. Here is
a company distributing no less than $30,-
000 among its employees, yielding $60 to
each person. The distribution is purely
voluntary; it forms no part of the remuneration agreed upon between the company
and its employees; it is not a substitute
for wages. Indeed the B. C. E. R. pay
thc highest rate of wages known, and in
the spring of this year granted an increase
of 414c an hour, which would mean in
round figures an addition of ten to fifteen
dollars a month for each man. Too much
credit cannot be given to a company which
is wise enough to recognize that there
are moral as well as legal obligations even
in industrial concerns. The best servant
is he who is best satisfied with his pay and
the conditions of his employment. Twenty-five years ago Sir Alfred Hickman, one
of the wealthiest iron masters in England,
gave practical effect to this proposition by
voluntarily setting aside ten per cent of
his profits for distribution among his
workmen. From that day to this he has
never had a strike. The spirit which
prompted this act of fairness has regulated
all his dealings with his workmen, and
both he and they have benefitted accordingly. The B. C. E. R. is following a good
example, and the directors and the local
management may fairly be congratulated
on the step, which is as prudent as it is
A Lucid
It is not often easy to see
what the Colonist is driving
at, and in its editorial
treatment of tlie Labour
Question, it has been even more vague than
usual, but in a recent issue it had a lucid
interval and said some things that were
well worth saying, and that cannot bo too
strongly emphasized. The suggestion may
have been inspired by a letter of Mr. W.
G. Dennis which was under discussion,
still the Colonist should have the credit
of calling attention to the fact that a
crying evil of the present labour situation
is the unwillingness of men seeking work
to leave the town and to go into the country. There is no doubt that this is a very
real difficulty, but as the Colonist points
out, it is not confined to Canada, nor indeed to any country; it is a universal
development of modern civilization. In
England it originated in the attraction of
the higher wages paid in the cities. Within
the last twenty-five years fourteen shillings a week and a cottage, was the ruling
rate of remuneration for peasant labour.
Within tlie same period, section men and
navvies only earned eighteen shillings a
week. Such conditions have never prevailed in Canada and there is work today
iu tlie interior and up country for thousands of white men at fifty, sixty and even
seventy dollars a month and board. The
conditions may bo uncongenial, and the
deprivations obvious, but it is certain that
labour cannot complain at the rate of re-
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numeration, nor can it reasonably object
when Asiatics are employed in consequence
of the refusal of the white man to leave
The outcome of the recent
A Nucleus meeting of the Navy League
Navy. in Victoria was a proposal
by Admiral Fleet which has
met with general favour and which is at
least worthy of the serious consideration
of the Imperial and Dominion Governments. Its provisions have been set forth
in the press. The chief point is that the
suggestion is a practical one, and points
out a way in which Canada could make a
substantial contribution to Imperial defence without running counter to Canadian
sentiment, which is clearly opposed to a
money payment. The British Government
could well afford to hand over two-third
rate cruisers and to man them with reservists. Canada could on the other hand
well afford to pay the upkeep and to relieve
the Home Government of police duty in
the Pacific. This would bo a substantial
"Quid pro quo," honorable alike to both
countries, and The Week would hear with
great satisfaction that Admiral Fleet's
proposal had brought the subject definitely
within the range of practical politics.
A correspondent from Na-
A Wider naimo has been complaining
Outlook. to the daily press that Vic
toria is selfish, and contents
herself with advertising the city whicli is
such au attraction to visitors, at the same
time ignoring other parts of the island.
There is some truth in the allegation although the policy is one which few Canadian cities do not follow. Victoria might
report that it is the business of each city
or district to advertise itself, and to pay
for its own advertising. This is a self-
evident proposition, but The Week has
more than once contended that as a mere
matter of business it would pay Victoria
to advertise the island. It is the Capital;
its main asset is its climate, and natural
beauty. It can never become a great
manufacturing centre, although there is
room for considerable expansion along
those lines. The future of Victoria depends upon the development of Vancouver
Island as a whole. As tlio Interior is
opened up, settled and developed, tlie importance of Victoria will become moro
apparent and it will grow in population
and wealth as the result. For this reason
The Week has always been in favour of
the Victoria Tourist Association extending its sphere of usefulness to lake in the
whole island. And there could be no
better time for doing it than when the
new executive and secretary arc elected.
The Milk
Something is stirring up
the Victoria sanitary authorities to a sense of responsibility in connection with
the Milk Question. It may be that they
were stimulated a little by the exposures of
Thc Week last fall, but their dilatoriness
hardly justifies such a conclusion, and it
would probably be more correct to assume
that the Colonist has taken the matter
under its purview. In any event the recent publication of milk tests and analysis
indicates more activity; unfortunately it
also demonstrates an astounding variation
in the quality of the milk ranging from
three to five of efficiency. This cannot be
regarded as satisfactory, a variation of
sixty-six per cent, being altogether unreasonable and indefensible. Why cannot
the city authorities insist on greater
uniformity? THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1907.
"What Another Woman Thinks About
Victoria's Exclusiveness, Etc."
Editor The Week:
Sir,—I have read with great interest
your article of Nov. pth, entitled "A
Bit of England on the Pacific," and
it is with no little diffidence that I
approach a subject of which I have
so scant a knowledge—"The stranger
within the gate."
Social life has never appealed to
me, possibly because my time has
been given to more absorbing occupations. Some time ago I attended
a luncheon party given by the wife
of a prosperous gentleman who has
always occupied a seat in the inner
circle. The guests were prettily
gowned, the table decorations faultless and the menu all that could
be desired, but the occasion was simply depressing. It appeared to me
that those present looked as if they
were ruminating upon the futility of
life, and longed with all the fertile
but waste spaces of their minds for
some keen and unusual interest. The
hostess was kind but not cordial. One
of the guests had lately clambered
the rail of society; her husband was
in politics, and some day might be
a tremendous power in the land.
Previous to this they had not been
received or kindly treated by the
powers that be, and the question
mark, even now was plainly visible
in manner and eyebrow of the assembled company.
To me, this little prejudice of old-
fashioned exclusiveness seemed awfully funny, coming as it did from
persons entirely unknown except
through     the     newspaper     society
columns.    Mrs. , unostentatious
but level headed, confessed that it
was the most stupid time she had
ever spent. Our hostess who was
not an aristocrat, but who does very
well superficially, confided to several
present afterwards that  Mrs. 	
was not exactly one of themselves,
but she had to consider her husband's position, as Mr. M.P. was rich
and in politics, and might count some
My belief is, that the social columns
of our newspapers are largely responsible for this state of feeling and
behaviour among what has been
classed the "four hundred." The society columns read like fairy tales to
the work-a-day world. Long ago
some old wise-acre wrote, that, "every
good little boy may become president
of the U. S., and every good little
girl may become the president's lady,"
and so these highly colored reporits
of the new rich which have sprung up
in a night like "Jack's beanstalk,"
seem to put pleasure and luxury
within the possible attainment of
everyone, and to deprive class distinctions of their sting. It isn't only in
"Pinafore" that the step from polishing the handle of the big front door
to being Captain in the Queen's
Navee, is accomplished in one short
life; in this country it happens again
and again before middle age. Some
of the fortunes have come by inheritance; their owners, represent what
may be called the aristocracy of the
land; but if we are talking broadly
the proportion is small; a far greater
number of our wealthy people have
made their own success by sheer grit
and ability, and perhaps push their
freedom beyond the limits of wisdom.
They have swept out offices, occupied humble positions in shops, worked in smelters or dug their treasure
from the earth, and then when opportunity came their way recognized it
beneath its protean disguises, and
held it fast. They furnish to their
poorer brothers and sisters a realization of romance—of aspirations and
ambitions denied to themselves—and
nothing is begrudged to these favorites of the gods so long as they behave themselves decently. A taste
for display only adds to their popularity; a little eccentricity only differentiates them from the general
herd, and if they are fortunate enough
to possess an altruistic taste, no matter how rudimentary, they are credited
with heart qualities as solid as their
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A very natural thought comes to
me. How do these people compare
with the lady of tradition? Indeed,
I may go a step further and ask—
how they compare with their own
children brought up in luxury their
parents were denied? Are they an
advantage or a menace to society; do
they feel the moral responsibility of
their wealth, or do they value it
chiefly as a means of self-aggrandizement?
Let us trust that they feel a conscientious regard for the obligations
their money entails. A space shut in
and guarded is apt to produce somewhat narrow-minded votaries who
feel that nice conduct belongs by inheritance to the well born. Society
is like a mayonnaise—it will take up
what is rubbed in drop by drop, while
it curdles at too liberal a dash from
the cruet.
So much has been written about
the subject, that what was intangible
has taken substance through the
rough touch of public interest. An
importance which few well-bred people would have arrogated to themselves has been thrust upon them by
the newspapers in daily records of
their doings. Privacy has eluded
them. They have been formed into
a hierarchy sitting behind golden
bars, and the outside world watches
for the next admission.
Those inside are not antagonistic
to those without; they simply don't
want to take the trouble to form nc---
acquaintances unless it is easier to do
so than not. Already they know
twice as many people as they want
to, and I do not believe the social
goal is attained by the helping hand
of friends—even if these friends are
themselves of the elect.
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Tliere may be a difference of six inches
in his height, and there should be a
difference of several inches in the length
of the coat. The waist of the short
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To the Editor of The Week:
In last Saturday's "Week" I
noticed an article contributed by a
person signing the title "Victoria
Girl," and her criticism of the Victoria men seemed to me to be unfair.
Being one of the Victoria men, I
wish to express myself upon this engrossing subject.
There is very good reason to believe that the writer of last week's
article has her matrimonial aspirations centered upon the fascinating
sign "$" just as the vast majority of
society girls have. There is a lamentable fact that thc girl who insists upon having a "good time" is
not the most successful as a "home
maker," and that is what every practical man wants.
A life of ease, luxury and social
indulgencies is what many girls aspire to. Automobile rides, theatre
parties and expensive lunches, supplemented by an extensive and costly
wardrobe, and numerous presents are
not easily nor conveniently contributed by a man who earns his living
in Victoria. And the honest, industrious man does not look for a wife
among the girls whose sole ambitions
is to be in the whirl of society, etc.
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There are men in Victoria who are
not given to display beyond their
means. They dress tastily and live
consistently within their means and
have a snug little bank account and
the fact that they do not devote this
fund to giving the "Victoria Girl" and
others a "good time" is a tribute to
their  good  common   sense.
What would be gained by working
all day and spending the income of
the day's labour upon some girl who
lives only for the present and is hard
to please otherwise than by being
given a good time.
These Englishmen, who seem to
be so lionized by society women, are
in most cases remittance men who
have never earned an honest dollar
by labor, but rather have spent their
time doing the grandstand act for
the amusement of the ladies, and
could do nothing else.
I hope there is no man in Victoria
who is weak enough to confess that
he regrets that he cannot find a wife
among society women in Victoria or
The "Mr. Right" referred to need
not be a busy man, all he needs is
plenty of inherited wealth and social
tact and he will do!
I cannot attribute Hie failure of the
Victoria men to give the girls a good
time to selfishness or lack of ambition. I don't believe the "Victoria
Girl" does. Boys, let the English
spendthrift have full swing for the
present. He is here today and away
tomorrow and when the effects of
the "good time" have passed off, the
girls will be looking for "men," then
1 we will speak our little piece.
I don't wish to have my views
regarded as a personal challenge nor
I a thrust at any particular person, as
I  have always left these  girls  who
I crave for "good times" severely alone
and shall continue to do so. When
I wish to get married I shall look
I for her outside the "society element."
It is  a  difficult task to undertake
I to domesticate a woman after she has
spent a few years in society and
"good times." I don't want to the job
myself.   I will put up the dough my-
I self willingly when the occasion justifies it.
Thanking you for your space, etc.,
On Their Honeymoon.
Bernard Schwengers and Mrs.
Schwengers (nee Miss Connie Jay), of
Victoria, were in Golden last Wednesday. They are on their honeymoon tour, Mr. Schwengers stopping
off here on business which he is combining with the pleasure of his trip.
He holds the lawn tennis championship of British Columbia and gave
Goldenites an exhibition of his skill.
That his kindness was appreciated
was evidenced by the large attendance at the courts.—Golden Star.
Prosperous Nelson.
From all accounts the Capital  of
lthe Kootenays is  enjoying a period
lof prosperity which should make it
■the envy of almost any other city in
lthe Province.    Not only is business
|good, and real estate changing hands
at  continually  enhanced  prices,  but
Iwhat is of far greater importance, the
^shores of Kootenay Lake are rapidly
being   converted   into   an   unbroken
Istretch of orchards.   A recent visitor
vho has been away from Nelson only
little more than a year declares that
pe change along the Lake is wonderful, and at the present rate of development, in another year there will
pot be an uncultivated patch between
kelson and Proctor.   This will mean
twenty miles of the finest fruit farms
In the world on either side of Koot-
J:nay Lake, and there is nothing to
prevent the same thing between Proc-
ler and Kaslo to the North, and Procter  and   Kootenay   Landing  to   the
"pouth.    One of the most gratifying
features is that old residents are now
reaping the  benefit of their  investments.   They had faith in their city
Ind it is being justified.
A Clean Sweep.
The police commissioners of New
IVestminster have decided to make a
■lean sweep of the restricted district,
the policy is all right. Its success
will depend upon the way it is carried
lut. When a street is deep in mud
Ind slush, the attempt to clean it by
■weeping all this mud into the sewers
liay be a success if the sewers are
Itrge enough to carry it away, but if
lie conduit is too restricted it will
let choked and the mud will "back
Ip." This illustrates what has hap-
\]jtd in every instance where the
jlSan sweep has been applied to re-
Itricted districts. Enlightened public
■pinion is a unit in favour of the
lolicy of New Westminster, but a sat-
lfactory method of applying it has
let to be found.
Your Vest?
More different kinds of Waistcoats to choose from here than
any other store in town.
All the quality and exclusiveness you'd expect us to be able
to crowd into an " S. & G."
Fancy Knitted Wool Vests $3.50
to $10.00, the height of fashion.
Fancy Cloth Vests $3.50 to
$5.00, latest and most correct
Evening Vests, three of the
most exclusive styles, including the very newest thing in
pearl gray Tuxedo Vests.
Prices  popular.
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1 o'clock a. m„ dally.
For Seattle—S.S. Princess Beatrice,
8:30 a. m., dally, except Monday.
For West Coast, Vancouver Island—
S.S. Tees, 11 p. m., lst, 7th, 14th of
each month, for Clayoquot and Mos-
?ulto Harbor;   20th of each month
or Cape Scott, Quatsino, Ahoueet
and way ports.
For Victoria—S.S.  Princess  Beatrice,
11:30 p.m., dally, except Monday.
For   rates   and   passage,   apply  at
Company's Offices,
■hene coas an Old
t^emflW ft/, -
fi» Drank
as otherjDnnk
, ^0 Drink jo .......
Till he told them fas
The Best
We Ever Tasted.
The above is the remark of a
recipient of
Huyler's Chocolates
of which we are exclusive
Victoria agents.
Try  them.
Cyrus H. Bowes
98 Government St. near Yates St
Farm Lands
Write  for "Home  List" and
R.   S.   DAY
Realty Brokers.
Builder   and  Qeaeral   Contractor.
Tenders glvei on Brick, Stuns an
Frame, Alterations, Parquetry Floorlnt
Office, Bank, Store and Saloon Fitting!
Pile Driving, Wharves and Dock Shad:
constructed and repaired.
In up-to-<lHt« styles.   Estimates and
denlgna furnished. THE WEEK, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23, 1907
m ■^Tfwwc^wp*- fesn c* 13 r
The New Terminus on the
Pacific Ocean of the Great
Canadian Pacific Railroad.
ALBERNI is surrounded by magnificent scenery, and has a splendid
ALBEBNI is nearer the Orient by twelve hours than any competing
ocean port.
ALBERNI—The C. P. E. rival to the G. T. P.'s Prince Rupert.
Property in Alberni
Will Never Be So Cheap
as To-Day.
These Lots are 46 feet by 125 feet (with 20-ft. lanes), nearly twice
the size of the lots in the Anderson Townsite.
There are no lots in the Anderson Townsite for sale at less than $500
so far as we know, and these are 33-ft. lots.
The price of these lots runs from $100 to $200 per lot; 25 per cent,
cash, balance spread over a year without interest. These lots
are now on sale at the office of *
General Agents, 616 Fort St.
Everybody will be in
We are instructed to place on
. sale lots in
of Lot 45
ALBERNI—One of the finest harbors in the world.   Easy entrance
from the ocean in all weathers and at all tides.
ALBERNI is in the centre of one of the richest valleys in British
The Canadian Pacific Railway made Vancouver although they owned
only a few thousand acres. They own all the water front at
Alberni and it is the centre of 1,500,000 acres of their land.
The C. P. R. can deliver coal direct from the mines to the factories
in a few hours.
Tou can buy real estate by mail from us just as well as if you came
to the office.
The C. F. R. will be running into Alberni within a year. The line
is now under construction.
The O. P. R. will make Alberni the largest manufacturing city in B.C.
At The Street   }
Corner h
Not long since, I spent the evening in a friend's house, and noticing
that the youngest uf the family, a
charming girl of 15 or so appeared
weary and languid. 1 enquired the
cause, as she usually was very bright,
lively, and sweet tempered. The
mother explained that the fagging
system to which she and other pupils
were subjected in the public school
was proving too much for the child.
Instead of being dismissed at the
proper hour of 3 o'clock, thc class
was kept in until any time from 3.30
to 4 o'clock; the child got home,
wearied to death, and with such a
budget of home studies that it was
always late at night before they were
completed. "In consequence," she
said, "the girl is losing health and
spirits; her appetitite is poor, and
naturally, her temper is affected. As
for studying music, learning homework, or fancy work of any kind, to
say nothing of recreation, it is quite
out of thc question; she is losing all
ambition in these directions, besides
having no time to go in for them."
This system struck mc as being
most arbitrary and unjust. 1 havo
been given to understand that the
legal hours for compulsory education arc plainly laid down, and after
that, their time should bc their own,
or their parents', for recreation, or
for being trained in the many social
arts and accomplishments which arc
so essential to the proper bringing
up of a child, and which are quite as
necessary as book learning, and far
more so than the learned medical
phrases, the 'isms and 'ologics, which
will never be of more use to the average child than is the fifth wheel to
the coach.
These but torment the tired brain,
and nine-tenths of the children who
can, parrot-like, talk glibly of the
passage of the blood through the human system, cannot extract the square
root, cannot do simple rule of three,
or explain why metal bars contract
and expand under certain conditions.
The practical things that the business man or woman of the present
hard-headed age must essentially have
at their fingers' ends, seem to be left
to care for themselves while the arts
and sciences least used, needed by
the fewer number, are crammed into
aching brains, which abhor them, and
which will cast them out the first
year of leaving school.
The teaching of good, wholesome,
practical subjects, to thc exclusion of
the less required sciences, and above
all the observance of proper school
hours, in order that the child may
have the chance to learn home arts,
under the beneficial influence of a
mother, should, I think, bc the aim
of the  education  departments.
Tt seems that I am not the only
one who has encountered the evil
odours emanating from the burning
of the civic garbage heap at the rear
of the James' Bay mud flats. Verily!
there should be no ground for compelling the chemical works to carry
off its unsavoury vapours, when the
City Fathers themselves are responsible for this other villainous menace
to public health and comfort. The
question naturally arises, why did they
ever set the stuff afire, and having
done so, why suffocate the good citizens of Victoria by allowing the fire
to continue? If it is being burned because of being an unsanitary heap of
garbage, why was it ever allowed to
be deposited where it is? Really, the
fumes of the chemical works, and the
odours of Rock Bay, are as the spices
of Araby in comparison. The everlasting thanks of a suffering public,
will be accorded when the fire is
put out.
The repairing of the Government
Street pavement seems to be as far
in the misty future as ever. The property owners refuse to pay, contending that they paid once, for ten years'
service, and as the specified time has
not yet expired, the city should make
good their contract. As the city does
not see it that way, the lakes and
mountain gorges remain, and the probabilities are that with the first southeast storm, there will be excellent
duck and snipe shooting on this thoroughfare. Meanwhile, it has its value.
An old Indian lady, after spending a
morning in mucking about the aforesaid garbage heap, a few days ago,
upon arriving to Government street,
quietly sat down and made her ablutions, using one of the ponds for a
wash basin, and another for a looking glass.
Also, it is said, that autoists love
this street, as the crevasses make good
holding, and reduce the danger of
"skidding" to a minimum, as the machines perform their war dances in
wild efforts to annihilate time—and
I note that my good friend, the
editor, has stirred up a bee's byke
by his little dab at marriage statistics.
Of course it is "up to" the Victoria
men to "buck up," and no doubt there
are scores of damsel-hungry swains
even now waiting their chances. By
the way, would it not be well for
"Victoria Girl" to give her definition
of a "good time," classify its various
phases under proper headings, and
give cost (approximately) of each
degree of the "time"?
Then again, there may be different
kinds of the "time," boating (in season), auto-bumping (out of season),
a "screaming time," a "perfectly lovely time," a "daffy time," and so on.
The aforesaid hungering young men
then might properly wear placards,
printed with the description of the
sort of "time" they were able to
afford according to the schedule of
prices which it is clearly "Victoria
Girl's" duty to provide. One of the
first  applicants  will  be
plied the comedian, "I've done a good
An amusing story is told about a
prisoner who was charged with felony
the other day at Bow Street Police
On his way to the police station hc
became quite confidential with his
captor, and remarked:
"There is one thing I am sorry
"What is that?" said his captor, expecting to hear a confession.
"I had my hair cut last night," said
the prisoner, in a dejected tone. "I
might have saved that threepence. It's
just my luck."
"Could you do the landlord in 'The
Lady of Lyons'?" asked the manager.
"Well, I should think I might," re
in Other Days.
Oh, the beautiful woman, the woman j
of ancient days,
The ripe and the red, who are done
and dead,
With never a word of praise;
The rich, round Sallies and Susans,
the Pollies, and Joans and Prues, I
Who guarded their fame and saw no]
In walking in low-heeled shoes.
They never shrieked on a platform; |
They never desired a vote;
They sat in a row and liked things |
While they knitted or patched a coat.
They knew just nothing of Latin, |
and a jolly sight less of Greek,
And made up their books and changed |
their cooks
On an average once a week.
They never ventured in hansoms, nor |
climbed to the topmost 'bus,
Nor  talked with a  twang in the)
latest slang,
They left those fashions to us.
But, ah! she was sweet and pleas-l
ant, though possibly not well read,!
The excellent wife who cheered yourj
And vanished at ten to bed.
And it's oh, the pity, the pity that]
time should ever annul
The wearers of skirts who mendedl
And never thought nurseries dull.
For everything's topsy-turvy now; |
they want to send us to bed at ten,
While the women sit up, and smoke]
and sup,
In the Club of the Chickless Hen. THE WEEK, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23, 1907
I ilusic and      |
I   The Drama. *
"Marrying Mary" is a satire on divorce and the story takes place at
a hotel in Florida and is in three
acts. It is built around the character of Mary Montgomery, played
by Miss Cahill, who has been married and divorced three times. No.
1 is Senator Bunchgrass, old enough
to be her father, forced on her by
her family, and whom she deserted
and from whom she procured a divorce in South Dakota. No. 2 was
an eloquent evangelist under whose
influence she fell and secretly married, only to find out immediately
that he was a Mormon Bishop. She
left him at the station. No. 3 was a
cousin. She and he were left a fortune by a rich uncle on condition that
they marry, so they agreed to marry
and be divorcer, he furnishing all
the necessary grounds for divorce.
The agreement was executed.
It was while Mary was waiting at
a hotel in Florida with heavy bills
staring her in. the face, pending the
settlement of her uncle's estate, that
she met and fell in love with Ormsby
Culpepper and he with her. He was
a young Congressman with a hobby,
which was a Federal bill to abolish
divorce. He was a crank on the subject. None at the hotel knew of her
past and she preferred to leave Ormsby rather than to tell him the truth.
Ormsby's father (Col. Culpepper)
was a three times divorce himself. He
early opposed Ormsby's marriage to
Mary, and did it so vigorously that
he fell in love with her himself.
To complicate matters the Mormon
Bishop comes on the scene; then
Cousin Willie enters in connection
with the settlement of their uncle's
estate, and lastly comes Senator
Bunchgrass who has been in the vicinity tarpon fishing.
Her awfully divorceful past being
about to be revealed to her lover,
Mary, in sheer desperation, attempts
to escape all her predicaments by
leaving the hotel. She escapes secretly, but the train is wrecked and she
is forced to remain to face the boiling pot of her troubles. The day
following the wreck finds Mary fighting proposals of marriage from
Ormsby, his father, Col. Culpepper,
and her pastor, Rev. Throckmorton,
on the one hand, and a constant fear
of a revelation of her many divorces
on the other.
Her fears are realized, for the marriages to Cousin Willie and the Mormon Bishop are discovered before all
the guests and just as she is about to
be overwhelmed with shame, Ormsby
tells her he cares nothing for anybody but her, and they are secretly
As they are unable to leave the
hotel because of the wreck, they are
obliged to announce their marriage.
All is then happiness itself and promises to continue so until Senator
Bunchgrass enters. Overwhelmed at
the pending shame of admitting another divorce, Mary determines to
keep it from her husband, and from
the situation resulting, Mr. Boyle develops ;>. most  delightful  comedy.
While Mary tries to keep her secret
from Ormsby who is thrown in frequent contact with Bunchgrass, both
being members of Congress, Bunchgrass meets her, falls in love all over
again, and not only proposes marriage to her but tells Ormsby, not
knowing'Mary is his wife, that he
] intends to marry her.
"Marry Mary" is however, finally
released from her many troubles and
finds herself happily married to
Ormsby, with a prospect of no further divorces.
"Marrying Mary" will be the attraction at the Victoria Theatre on
Sfonday evening, November 25th.
Sarah Truax comes to the Victoria
Theatre in her new play, "The
Spider's Web," by John Hutchins.
On the play bills "The Spider's Web"
is described as an original drama.
It embodies the salient characteristics
of a big scenic production, a comedy
and a serious drama. Moreover, it
is a play abounding in that intangible
but potent quality called "atmosphere." Admirers of Miss Truax will
recognize quickly in the character she
portrays in "The Spider's Web" a
role' that suits her perfectly. John
Cort is said to have surrounded his
clever star with a company of unusual merit.
Sarah Truax, whose really artistic
work in the role of Roma, in the original production of "The Eternal
City," won her a national reputation in an original drama in three
acts, by John Hutchins, entitled "The
Spider's Web." Miss Truax is starring this season under the management
of John Cort, and is said to be making the greatest "hit" of her wonderfully successful career. The company Mr. Cort has surrounded this
delightful artist with is one of unusual merit, while the production is
fully up to the Cort standard in every
Jan Kubelik, Violinist.
In music as in all else history repeats itself! During the early years
of last    century    Paganini   was the
The big act for next week at the
New Grand wi llbe that of La Belle
Estelita, assisted by Senor Garcia,
in a pantomime in one act, which
they call "The Dancer and The Toreador." Estelita's dances are reported to be wonders of graceful, rythmical measures of Old Spain and her
costumes make the act brilliant and
kaleidoscopic, a veritable feast of
color and poetry of motion. She has
a pretty voice and sings her way
naively into the favour of her audiences. The Brothers DcVan, comedy
acrobats, with their acrobatic dog are
said to have a great act. The Murphy-Whitman company of four will
present a rural comedy sketch "Old
Friends." Miss Flora Browning,
billed as "The Girl with thc Diamond
Heels," is a clever dancer and comedienne. Pete Mack and Eugenie
Dugal will appear in an original
sketch entitled "Grit's Thanksgiving."
Thos. J. Price will sing the illustrated
song, "If I only had a Home, Sweet
Home," and a long moving picture
will show how a British warship is
manned and how the fleet manoeuvres
at sea.
Sporting Notes.
The Victoria Rugby Club is
anxious to reorganize the B. C. Rugby
Union and we hope their efforts will
meet with success. There is no reason why the old union could not bc
re-organized and carried on successfully.
Two very deplorable accidents
occurred in Vancouver last Saturday
whereby Chas. Woodward and E.
Murray are both lying in the hospital with broken legs. This is very
unfortunate especially when efforts
are being made to introduce the game
in the United States, on the plea
that it is cleaner then the American
game with less chances of accidents.
We sympathize with the unfortunate
players and wish them a speedy recovery. Both are good sportsmen
and their services arc too valuable to
have them laid up longer than it is
absolutely   necessary.
In  the  matter of an  application  for a
Duplicate   Certificate   of   Title   to
Lot 5 of Lot 7 of Section 10, (Map
280),   Esquimau   District,   Victoria
Notice is hereby given that it is my
intention at the expiration of one month
from the first publication hereof to issue
a Duplicate of the Certificate of Title
to said  lot,  issued to  George A.  Cold-
well on the f>th day of June, 1S99, and
numbered  5296C.
Land   Registry  Office,   Victoria,   B.C.,
the 21st day of November, 1907.
S.   Y.   WOOTTON,
Nov. 23 Registrar-General.
District of Coast, Range 3.
TAKE NOTICE that Wm. H. Flett and
Albert B. Moses, of Seattle, Wash., Timber Dealers, intend to apply for a special
licence over the following described
No. 6—Commencing at a post planted
on the north shore of Hunter Island, on
Lama passage at the mouth of Fanny
Creek, at a post planted in the northwest corner and marked "Lake's N.W.
Cor.," running SO chains south. SO chains
north and 80 chains west to place of
beginning, and containing 640 acres,
more or less.
No. 7—Commencing at a post planted
on the east shore of Hunter Island on
Fitzhugh Sound, in an unnamed bay
about 2 1-2 miles south of Pointer Island
Lighthouse, marked "Lake's S.E. Cor.,"
running 40 chains west, 80 chains north.
40 chains west, 40 chains north, 80
chains east more or less to shore, thence
120 chains south along shore to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
No. S—Commencing at a post planted
on the east shore of Hunter Island on
Fitzhugh Sound, in an unnamed bay
about 21-2 miles south of Pointer
Island Lighthouse, marked "Lake's N.E.
Cor.," and running 80 chains west, 80
chains south, SO chains east, SO chains
nortli to place of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Located October 16,  1907.
Nov. 23 Per Harry A. Lake, Agent.
musical wonder, the wizard of the
violin, whose art commanded a fortune, whose popularity swayed the
social life of all music-loving cities.
Today, as before, even in a more remarkable degree Jan Kubelik, the Bohemian violinist, has made captive the
great, throbbing heart of two hemispheres. In Mexico, Los Angeles,
Montreal, Portland, San Francisco,
Salt Lake and New York his art and
his personality are as familiar and
as potent as in London, Paris, Berlin
and St. Petersburg. Where Paganini
entranced, Kubelik enthralls. In the
varied dawn of manhood the high
water mark of fame has come to this
young artist, whose genius embodies
the soul of Beethoven, the technique
of Paganini, and an individuality
wholly and delightfully his own. In
the whole gallery of musical giants
there is no career so remarkable as
that wonder worker of virtuosity,
whose tone pictures hold the memory
like the spell of a sorcerer. Wherever
Jan Kubelik goes there follows an
applauding throng moved by the
splendour of his artistic endowments,
the indescribable magnetism of his
The varied glamour of his genius
seems to radiate a musical understanding, for distant and only partially informed communities have,
even in the few hours of a hurried
visit, grown as if by inspiration to an
appreciation of his greatness. There
is today no other instrumentalist
like him, all nations acclaim him as
without a peer and from the slopes
of the Pacific to the boulevards of
the Russian capital, his appearances
always involve the absolutely unique
condition of the houses being sold
out several clays in advance.
The Victoria Musical Society performed a master stroke when they
secured Jan Kubelik for this season.
He will appear in Victoria on January 7th.
Pantages Theatre.
The Johnson Street House is enjoying good patronage and putting
up some good attractions. Wc unintentionally omitted giving a report
of last week's performance, but it
may not yet be too late to say that
it was one of the best bills that has
been presented since the opening of
the house and proved a big success
financially. This week's bill, although not as strong as that of last
week, has some good features, particularly the act of the four El Dids,
the acrobatic cyclists who no doubt
stand alone in this particular line of
work. Their feats are marvellous ancl
worth seeing. The Morrells have a
good sketch called "A New Nurse,"
which creates a lot of amusement.
The Nelsons, singers and dancers, do
some good dancing but their singing
is not up to the mark. The Whiting
Trio present a very pretty Indian
playlet. "Cariboo," although somewhat short, it is nicely staged and
makes a very good impression, and
was well received. Morrell & La-
Rosc in the Irish Recruit, is full of
comedy, singing and dancing, and
pleases well. The illustrated song,
"Bye Bye, Dearie," is about the best
heard in the theatre since its opening.
The Pantagcscope reproducing the
"Prodigal Son," is a very good and
interesting film.
For next week the following artists
are booked. Wolff Bros., in their
acrobatic billiard tabic novelty, something entirely new: Davey & Evcr-
son, vocalists, musicians and comedy
sketch artists; Herbert Chesley &
Co., introducing the greatest child
artist ever seen in the city in a dramatic sketch entitled "The Third
Generation." Delia Stacey, singing
comedienne and change artists; Tommy LaRosc, song illustrator, and the
Pantagescope, in new motion pictures.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. A. Mc-
Eachran, lumberman, of Vietoria, B.C.,
intende to apply for a special timber
license over the following described
No. 1—Commencing at a post planted
at the northwest corner of section 5.
township 25, situated in the vicinity
of the West Arm of Quatsino Sound,
about one mile distant In a northerly
direction from the northeast corner of
timber lease 196; thonco. east SO chains,
south SO chains, west SO chains, north
SO chains to post of commencement.
No. 2—Commencing nt a post plantod
at the southwest corner of section 8,
township 2i". about one mile distant in
a northerly direction from northeast corner of timber lease 1116; thence east SO
chains; thence nortli SO chains, west SO
chains, south SO chains to post of commencement.
No. 3—Commencing at a post planted
nt thc northwest cornor of section 4,
township 25, nbout one mile dlstnnt In
nn ensterly direction from claim No.
2: thence east SO chnins. south SO cliains.
west SO cliains. nnrth SO chnins to post
of commencement.
No. 4—Commencing nt n post planted
nt thc southwest corner of section 9.
township 26, about one mile distant in
aneasterly iliroftlnn from claim No. 2;
thence cast SO chains, nnrth SO cliains.
wost SO chains, south SO chains to post
of commencement.
No, 6.—Commencing at a post plantei
at thc southwest enrner nf section 16,
township _r,. nbout. one mile In a northerly direction from claim No. I; thence
cast so chains, north SO chnins. west
SO chains, smith SO chnins tn post nt'
No. 6—Commencing at. a post planted
nt tho southeast corner of section 17.
township IT,, about one milo in n northerly direction from clnim Xo. I; tiience
nortli SO chains, west SO chnins, soutli
SO chains, cast SO chains to post of
No. 7—Commencing at a post plantod
at thc southeast cornor of section is.
township 25, about ono milo westerly
from claim No. G; thenco nnrth SO
chains; west SO chains, soutli SO chains,
east SO chains tn post of commencement.
No. S—Commencing nt a post planted
at the southeast oorner of section III.
township 32, about one mile westerly
from claim No. 7; thence north SO
olinins: west SO chains; soutli SO chains;
onst SO chains to post of commencement.
No. 9—Commencing at a post plnnted
at the southeast corner of section 1*1.
township 32, about one mile westerly
from claim Nn. S; tiience nortli Ml
cliains, wost SO chains, south SO chains,
onst so chains to pnst of commencement,
No. in—Commencing at a post planted
nt tlie southeast cornor nf section if,,
township 32, about ono mile westerly
from clnim No. it; thence north so
chatns, west SO olinins, south SO cliains.
oast so chains to post of commencement.
\o. 11—Commencing al a post planted at the southeast cornor of section
22, township 32, about one mile northerly from claim Nn. 10; thence nortli
sn   ihnlns,   west   SO   chains,    soutli    SO
Chains,  east  SO chains to post of commencement.
Dated  October  22nd,   1907.
Nov. 23        Per Geo. H. Jackson, Agent.
'White Horse Cellar'
Whisky Was
A. D. 1746
It is even more popular today, because it is known on
all    the    four    continents    as
"A ten-year-old Scotch Whisky
of   unapproached   quality   and
Distilled (from the original recipe of nearly two hundred
years ago), aged and bottled by
Mackie & Co., Distillers, Ltd.,
Glasgow. Sold by all licensed
dealers and first-class hotels
throughout the world.
Wholesale Agents
Corner  Fort  and  Wharf  Sts.,
ll_.t. s. Hana;
"Who Is so Different from All Others"
In the "Smart" Musical Play
Book by E. M. Roylc.
Music by Silvio Hem.
With the original production  of the
long run at Daly's Theatre, New York
Eugene Cowles, Sam B. Hardy
Wm. T. Clark,      William Clifton
Mark Smith,
Charles Judels, William  Eville,
Nellie Lunch,     Anna Mooney,
And    the    Famous    "Long-Skirted"
Chorus Who Can Really Sing.
The Orchestra will be especially augmented by the addition of a Sextet of
Solo  Players and Conducted  by the
An   Original   Drama  in  Three  Acts
A Play of Intense Dramatic Power,
Nicely  Blended  with   Keen  Wit
and Brisk  Humour.
Also  Vocal and  Instrumental  Solos.
Prices: Stalls and Dress Circle, $1.00.
Boxes, $1.50.   Gallery, 50c.
Plan  opens at  10 a.m.  Tuesday,
November 26.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Michael Crane,
of Port Harvey, B.C., occupation, Timber
Cruiser, Intends to apply for a special
timber licence over the following described lands: Situate on Cracroft
Commencing at a post planted nt the
N. E. cornor. being at thc N. W. corner
of T. L. 17276; thence west SO cliains
to T. L. 8306; thence sonth 20 chains
moro or less to S. E. corner of said
T. L. S365; thenco east 20 chains moro
or less to N. E. corner of T. L. 11865;
thenoe south 40 chafns more or less to
S. E. corner of said T. If, llSOr,; thence
west 40 chains; thence south 20 chains;
thence east 80 chains more or less to
T. It. 17270; thenco north 20 chains
more or less to N. W. corner of said
T. It, 17276; thence east 20 chains more
or loss to S. W. corner of T. L. 17276;
thence north SO chains to point of
Dated  October 17th,  1907.
Incorporated 1905.1
Capital, )500,000.00|
Capital increased
in 1907
to  . ,.$2,000,000.00|
Capital,    $550,0001
Reserve . . J50,000|
Surplus, Jan. 30,   _
1907  .  .  $130,0001
B. MATHEBS, Gen. Mam.
name the Dominion Trust Co.,
Ltd., as your executor. It will
assure your last bequests and instructions being followed out to
the letter. There are cases ln
everyone's mind where executors
or trustees have erred and those
entitled to the funds of an estate
have been ruined. Take no
chances; appoint this Company
your executor.
Blank Will Forms supplied free.
328 Hastings St., West.
Vancouver, B. C.
Western Society
Mrs.   Goepel   has   arrived   at   her
home,  in  Nelson, B.C., from a visit
to her her father in Nanaimo.
*   *   *
Mr. Ralph Smith, M.P. for B.C. and
Mrs. Smith, have arrived in Ottawa
and taken apartments at the Russell
Mrs. Fosberry of Laurier, B.C., and
Miss Ivy Fosberry are the guests of
Mrs. J. F. Orde, Ottawa.
* *   *
A Kingston, Ont., despatch states
that among those winning matriculation scholarships at Divinity Hall,
Queen's, were Messrs. G. D. Robinson,    Blackfolds,    Alberta,   and   W.
Scott, B.A., Vancouver.
* *   si-
Mr. John R. Greenfield, post-office
inspector   of   Vancouver,   arrived   in
Ottawa this week.
.    .    *
Mr. Percy Carson, who has been
in command of Government surveys
in the Rocky Mountains for the past
season, arrived in Ottawa from B. C.
I fear most of it may fairly be labeled  "extravagant."
There are not lacking signs which
would indicate that all classes except
the  rich will  have to  readjust their
household expenses.     In spite of efforts  to  maintain the  rate  of wage
prevalent in  the West  for  the  last
ten years, it is now becoming painfully  evident that the  more  or less
artificial   conditions   cannot   be   con- for the session,
tinued.      Abnormally    high    wages
whilst   crippling  the   producer   have
not in any commensurate degree benefited the labourer.    The price of all
commodities  has  risen  "pari  passu"
with his wages, and in some instances,
outstripped   them.      This   has   been
notably the case during the  present
year when all the necessaries of life
have advanced in price by leaps and
bounds.    Nor has the advance been
local,  it  is   more  or  less  universal.
Only a year ago prices of farm and
dairy produce were quite reasonable
in Victoria, today fruit, poultry, butter, eggs and meat, all local products,
are dear beyond all reason.   Creamery this week.
butter at 50c becomes a luxury, and      __    __     ,       '    , ■   ,r ■»»
.,        .•_.,_., ■    a-c   a-     t On October 23rd in Vancouver Mr.
there is absolutely no justification for Ernest Stewart Earle was marrjecl to
the price, yet only a few days ago,
I received a letter from a friend in
Toronto  deploring the  fact that  all
Miss Anna Marie Bleile of that city
by Rev. David Long.
The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday ky
,        ,    ,     , ,  , Mr.  L.   H.  Buck and  Mr.  Walter
farm produce had advanced from 30 Buck  of Vancouver are  spending a
to 50 per cent., and prices are practically the same there as they are in
Within ten years the "price of every
commodity produced in Nova Scotia
SIM Government Street..Victoria,
lit  Hastings  St Vancouver,
W. BLAKEMORE. .Manager and Editor
A Matter
of Money.
The title which I havc placed at
the head of this article was originally coined by a facetious wit as a
pun upon the word "matrimony." The
allusion was not inapt, the limitation was. Probably every year matrimony becomes  more and more  "a
has  doubled,  and wages  have  more
than doubled.
The moral of all this is that high
wages are not an unmixed blessing, each
No one is in favour of low wages.
They benefit neither the worker nor
the capitalist, but there is a happy
medium at which the labourer can
live comfortably and accumulate moderate savings, whilst the capitalist
can   produce  an  article   with   which
*   *   *
Mrs. Dalton McCarthy and her
granddaughter will spend the winter
at Oak Bay, Victoria.
Mrs. Harry .Rogers of Suite No. 4,
Nelson Block, corner of Granville and
Robson streets, Vancouver, holds her
reception' day on the first Friday of
:     I *    *    *
Mr.   Jack   Cambie,
he can compete in the markets of the them a^ain,
world. Undue inflation, whether originating in the labour market, or resulting from combination among producers, may last for a moment, but
inevitably checks demand and finally
reacts on all classes. His condition
has now been reached. No doubt
there have been other contributing
causes   but   a   main   factor   may  be
who  has   been
visiting in the East, returned home to
Vancouver, last week.
*   *   *
Miss/'Richards and Mr. Stephen
Richards have returned to Vancouver
after an absence of nine months.
Their rhany friends are glad to see
*   *   *
One j of  the  Vancouver  marriages
of last week was Miss Charlotte E.
Green 'and Mr. Thomas E.  Buck in
that city by the Rev. C. C. Owen.
■ *   *   #
Dr. T.  Saunders' has  returned  to
Fernie, B.C., from a trip to the Coast.
Mr.   and   Mrs. .Burbank  pf" New
York, are visiting.in New Westmin-
Not that human  traced in  the short-sighted policy of ster and «« CbWrfitKS: ■--
Mrs.   R.  W.  Timmins  and  family
have arrived home in Vernon, B. C,
matter of money
nature has changed, or that Dan Cu- organized labour in forcing wages to
pid is less in evidence, but that con- an artificial level.
ditions have changed, and environ- I did not start out with the inten-
ment, which presses on all, does not tion of discussing money stringency,
allow lovers to be exempt from its and I will content myself with hav-
influence. ing indicated one important aspect of
A more expensive style of living, present social conditions. The world
greater social demands, and especially has made very little progress in as-
keen competition in display and the similating sound philosophic ideas,
exploiting of hobbies which require a Human nature is not one whit wiser
great deal of money are prominent than it was in the beginning. We
characteristics of social life today. No are all too much influenced by the
girl likes to be eclipsed by her school- prospect of immediate gain. Our hori-
from  the
*   *
Mr. R. O. C. Ward of Victoria has
left for Europe where he will spend
a brief holiday.
.    .    .
Another bride and groom making
their home in Vancouver are Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Westwater (nee Macauley), who were married in St. Andrew's manse on Monday, Nov. 4th,
by Rev. R. J. Wilson.
*   *   *
Mr.  Alfred  Huggett,  of Victoria,
mates and friends and even when her zon is limited, it does not stretch to will  reside  in  future  in  Vancouver.
affections are engaged, is apt to de- the future, we grab at whatever we Jf^^^^Sffil^S
lay  the  final  step until  she is  in  a can reach, and so are apt to get our j„ ten voiumes by the teachers and
position    to    make    the  appearance bunch at one grab.    It is doubtful if officers   of   Emmanuel   Baptist   Sun-
which she thinks is fitting.    The re- the world will ever thoroughly under- day school.
suit of this is seen in fewer marriages stand the  subject of economics, but
and  in   an   an- it is
*    *    *
, ,        , Mr. George Murphy and his bride,
and  later  marriages,  and  111  an  ap-  it is not too much to hope that the formeriy Mrs. Powers, of Vancouver,
preciable number of instances, in no leader of great movements will some have arrived at their future home in
marriage at all.
Thc condition reacts on the man
who hesitates to propose because he
fears his inability to fill the bill from
a financial standpoint.
This condition is not confined to
any one class. Even among men
who labour with their hands, and who
for lack of a more suitable term, are
generally called working-men, the difficulty of marrying girls who are in
the best sense of thc word helpmeets, is increasing. In this connection the principle factor is expensive
dress and high rent. I am not one
who would scc thc girl of today content to dress in thc shapeless alpacca
costume which in the days of our
grandmothers did more than anything
to accentuate class differences, but
there is a wide margin between thc
dress which contented the girls of
those days and that which makes
such excessive demands upon the
pockets of father or husband today.
I would have all girls neatly and tastily dressed, but neither of these desirable conditions is manifested in the
attire so widely in evidence on our
streets. <
day  master  it  sufficiently  to  under- Victoria.
.    .    %
stand that  no section of thc human      ,r    T,     - ,.     ,, T _   .     t,r
,     ..... ,    _  .      l,   l   ,, • Mr. John Pattee Mcintosh of Mon
family is independent, but that all in- treali  will  reside  in  future  in  Van*
interests intertwine, and no one can be couver. He is a brother of Dr. Ha-
considered except in its relation to mish Mcintosh, general superintend
the others ent °** l'le Vancouver General  Hos
The men who denounce capital as *   *   *
an economic Juggernaut and affect to Sir A. C. Stepney spent some days
despise its claims arc not free from ln Vancouver recently _pn his way^o
the   imputation   of  tyranny  in   their
Los Angeles, Cal., for the winter.  He
owns large ranches at Agassiz, B.C.,
and in the  Okanagan  district.
* *   *
Mrs. F. W. Burpee and her son
Clarence, have returned to Bellingham, from Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Calder
are at home to their friends, since
their honeymoon, at 1138 Cardero
street. Mrs. Calder was formerly
Mrs. Catherine Mount of St. John,
N.B., and arrived last month in Vancouver to be wed.
* *   *
Mr. James Henry Vidal, J.P.,
fourth   son   of  the  late   Hon.   Alex.
  Vidal, was married in the West Pres-
Mr.  R.  F.  Walker of the  staff of bytcrian   church,   New   Westminster,
the   Merchants'   Bank   at   Lacombe, on October 30th, to Mrs. Edith Fran-
Alberta, has returned home after vis- ces Rolph (nee Pointdextcr), by the
iting Mr. Neilson and family at Cran- Rev. T. Wardlaw Taylor,
brook,   B.C. " *   *   *
*   *   * Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Arkcll have
Mr. Kenneth   Macrae   of   Dawson  returned  to    Vancouver    from  their
will spend the winter in Vancouver, honeymoon.
dealings with their fellows. I only
hope that the lesson they are about
to learn in this Province will neither
be too drastic nor too prolonged.
Until some better system is instituted thc development of this new
country will continue to be "a matter
of money."
Only Four Weeks
Until Xmas Week.
Holiday preparations are already
afoot and everyone considering the
important question—
This may truly be termed the
Christmas Store, for it is all asprinkle
with beautiful hints and suggestions.
If it is a Ring you are considering,
we would cordially invite you to inspect our unapproachable display of
Diamond Rings, Gem Rings, Plain
Engraved Gold Rings, Mizpah Rings,
etc., etc. Thousand of elegant Rings
to select from.
Babys' Rings from 75c to $2.00.
Girls' Rings from $1.50 to $10.00.
See our Xmas Trays of inexpensive Gift-Goods, for Ladies,
Gentlemen and Children; prices
from 25c up.
Challoner & Hitchell
Diamond Merchants and
Government St., Victoria.
Think of the number of typewriters that seemed popular a
few years ago.
Think of the different ones
seeking public favor to-day.
Then think of the Remington,
which has been the standard since
typewriters were invented, and
lich maintains its supremacy
ly through enduring merit.
The man who seeks experience may seek it anywhere, but
the man who heeds experience
buys the
Have you tried the new Remington escape-
ment? It will be a revelation to you ol lhe
lateft and befl in typewriter achievement.
Remington Typewriter Company
New York and Everywhere
542 Pender Street, Vancouver.
1220 Government St., Victoria, B. O.
Mr. and Mrs. George E. McCros-
son are expected to return from their
honeymoon about the middle of December, when they will shortly after
be at home at Nelson Street, Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. Charles W. Parker ancl Mrs.
Parker of Denver will in future reside on Eighth avenue, Vancouver.
* *   *
Miss J. H. Davidson of Dawson,
who is spending thc winter in Vancouver, will spend next week in Nanaimo.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Michael Crane,
of Port Harvey, B.C., occupation, Timber
Cruiser, intends to apply for a special
timber licence over the following described lands: Situate on Cracroja
Island: ■
Commencing at a post planted at N?
E. corner, said post being 40 chains
west of the S. E. corner of T. L. 836
thence south 60 chains more or less to
T. L. 17275; thence west 120 chains
more or less to T. L. 8366; thence north
60 chains more or less to N. E. corner
of said T. L. 8366; thence east 120
chains more or less to point of commencement.
Dated October 17th, 1907.
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Excellent Values
We have in stock a big lot of low-
priced Comforters. These new lines
are excellent values, and for a low-
priced Comforter you cannot beat
them. The materials are good, they
are well-made, the patterns are attractive, and—they're warm. These
new arrivals are filled with an extra
quality "special process" cotton, whic
quality " special process" cotton,
which, while being light, makes an
unusually warm covering. The coverings are of first quality material in
each case. You'll agree these are
excellent values if you investigate.
COMFORTERS—Filled with cotton,
covered with art muslin, at, each,
$2.25, $1*85, and   ....$1.65
COMFORTERS—Filled with cotton,
covered with art sateens, at each,
$4.50, $4.00, and, each  $3.00
New Things in
Fine Crystal and
Cut Glass.
. Some of the most interesting of the
new Fall productions are to be found
in the glassware' section.
There is no doubt about the popularity of crystal glass at present, extending to the' plain, engraved, cut
and gold decorated, with'impartiality.
Inexpensive   wedding   and   holiday
■ presents   abound   in   each   of   these
■ classes—things that will be admired
and.   appreciated.. for   their   artistic
qualities, irrespective ■ of cost. ■■■    .'■. '
Glad,to.have you come in and look'
them ©Ver.*   '   '•"•■■   \. ■■■■:.- !>■ .'/,
Silver Excellence.
There is an abundance of of Holiday Spirit in the Silverware Department these days. This department has been unpacking and putting on show some specimens of silversmiths' art. Some of
the daintiest creations of the foremost silver markers have arrived during the past few days, and the
addition of these exquisite pieces to the already large stock of new goods lends to this department a
holiday air. This department is now filled with the choicest offerings in fine Silverware for table
use—pieces  that  would make acceptable and useful Christmas presents.
The Silver Shop is a larger and more important part of this business than some imagine, and
if you are not aware of the extensiveness of our stock we want you to visit us soon. Only the best
silver finds a place in our cases.
The Latest Arrivals-" 1847 Rogers Bros." and "Meriden."
SET OF COFFERS—This dainty set consists of
6 coffee spoons and sugar tongs. A pretty
pattern and at a low price. Per set $4.25
FISH SET—A fine creation from the famous
"1847 Rogers Bros.' factory. Two pieces in
one of their best designs.   Per set... $3.00
SET—This set consists of 1-2 dozen spoons, butter   knife   and   sugar   spoon.     A   serviceable
Christmas gift.   Excellent value, at, per set. .$5.00
BERRY SET—This set comes in a very attractive design, consists of 1-2 dozen forks and
large spoon. Another excellent gift. Per
set $6.00
SILVER TEA SET—Three piece set in one of
the most attractive designs we have seen for
many a day.   Teapot, sugar and cream.  You'll
agree this isunusually big value for the money.
Per set  .$20.00
SILVER TEA SET—Same style, larger size.
Per set  $25.00
SILVER TEA SET—Same style, in still larger
size., Per set  , $30.00
KETTLE AND STAND—Best quality "Meriden"
lamp and is a very serviceable article... .$25.00
ALMOND SET—Here is something in silver
that is silver—the famous make. Has specially
designed finding much favor with those who
like to be "correct" in their table. This set
is made in a very attractive pattern. Seven
pieces for the small amount of $7.50
CAKE BASKETS—We havc some extra fine new
arrivals in cake baskets. These baskets are
made in new designs by the fainous "Meriden"
factory and are very fine values at these prices.
We have them at, each, $9.00, $8.00, $7.00, $6.00
and   $5.00
SOUP SET—A fine set of seven pieces—6 soup
spoons and ladle. A very pretty pattern. Per
set   $10.00
newest idea in flower holders. It is a very
handsome style and is "The Thing" in Eastern
Cities.   We have an exquisite style, at, ..$15.00
fiERRY SPOONS, $2.00 to  $2.50.
SALT  SPOONS, each    3P«
OYSTER FORKS, dozen  $6.00:
OLIVE SPOONS, each  $1.00.
BREAD BOARDS, silver mounted  $5.00
A. D. COFFEE SPOONS, dozen ,$4.00
TEA SETS, 5 pieces, $30.00  .$25.00
BON; BON TRAYS, $1.50, $1.75 and. $2.00
NUT BOWLS  $5.00
KNIFE RESTS, per pair ...? $1.50
INDIVIDAUL CASTERS, salt and pepper,
$i?75 to  .$3.00
' 50c, $1.25 to $3.00
PICKLE CASTERS, ten styles, $1.50 to...$5.00
BUTTER DISHES, $4.50, $5.00 and. $5.50
FRUtT STANDS, $4.10, $5.00, $6.ooto $8.56
CAKE BASKETS, $4.00, $4.50 to $7.00
Handsome Styles
Office Desks.
Supplying Business men with
"Better" business furniture—helps to
pull more business—has always been
an important part of this business.
We have always endeavored to stock
a big variety of styles, and offer a
range of prices to suit most any
business. We have always preached
"quality" and offered "quality" goods.
We believe that the extra business
good office furniture brings more than
compensates for the extra initial outlay.
At present our stock of Office
Desks offers you a great choice. The
latest ideas in Desks are shown.
Pleased to show you the labor-saving features of our Desks.
Welch Rabbits.
Likewise Lobster a la Newbcrg,
and a hundred other dainty dishes, or
just a plain omelet—any of them
made in a few minutes at any hour
of the day or night if you own one of
our ever-ready  Chafing Dishes,*
They are fitted with the latest chafing dish devices; lamps have maximum heating power, are easy fo regulate, absolutely safe, always clean
and never smoke.
These long evenings a bite before
retiring is thc thing—when it's .110
trouble to prepare.
Western Society Notes.
Mr. A. Cruickshank of Matsqui is
visiting in Vancouver.
Captain Hamilton of Agassiz, B.C.,
registered recently at the St. Francis,
Mrs. Chisholm of Cordova street
east, has as her guests her daughter,
Miss Chisholm of London, England,
and Mrs. Alex. Macdonald, recently
of  Dawson.
* *   *
Mr. Charles William Fox of Montreal with his bride has returned home
from the Coast. Mrs. Fox was Miss
Mary Gordon, daughter of the late
Rev. Thomas Haddon and Mrs. Had-
don, Vancouver.
* *   *
* *   *
Mr. H. C. Ackroyd of Vancouver
will spend the next six months in
* *   *
Mr. A. D. Mclnnes, J.P., of Cariboo, is at present in the Vancouver
hospital suffering from symptoms of
blood poisoning which has developed
since his hand was injured recently.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Young (nee Olson),
have returned from their wedding tour
and are residing on Hamilton street,
Mr. Stephen Burrows, who has
spent the past three months at the
Coast, has arrived at his home in
Belleville, Out.
* *   *
Mrs. Sullivan, wife of the Hon.
Chief Justice Sullivan of Prince Edward Island, has arrived in Vancouver to spend a part of the winter.
JJhe is accompanied by her youngest
iflaughter and for the present are with
Mr. Wilfrid Sullivan, at Earlescourt,
going later to visit Capt. and Mrs.
Sullivan, Victoria.
Mr. Hamilton Cassels, K.C, of Toronto, is spending some time visiting
Coast cities. He was in Victoria last
Mr. and Mrs! Beard of Moosejaw,
will spend the winter months in Vancouver.
* *   #
Police Magistrate A. S. Hood of
Phoenix has  returned home  from a
lengthy visit to Eastern cities.
* *   *
Mrs. H. J. Bourne, her mother, Mrs.
Miller and her brother, Mr. Al. Miller,  of  Revelstoke,  B.C.,  will  spend
the winter in Sierra Madre, Cal.
* *   *
Mr. Robert Carmichael of Phoenix
will reside in future in Keremeos.
* *   *
Mr. James Sutherland, who has
been living in Denver, Colo., for some
time past,  has returned  to Victoria,
* .    *-<
Mr. and Mrs. Rohlff have returned
from their honeymoon and are at
home to their friends, corner Seventh
avenue and Cedar street, Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs. H. T. Caperlcy, Granville
Mansions, will be at home thc first
and third Wednesday of the month.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. C. Channing, Buck-
land, arc now settled in their residence at Kenisdale, where Mrs. Buck-
land, will receive the seventh day of
each month.
Mr. and Mrs. Mathewson have returned from their bridal tour and are
at home to their many friends at
their residence in Cloverdale.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. T. Langlois, who
have been on a European tour and
visiting friends in the East, are expected in Vancouver this week.
* *   *
Mrs. Senkler of Vancouver is visiting friends in Toronto. She had thc
honour of being invited to the dinner
given on His Majesty's birthday, by
His Honour the Lieut.-Governor of
Ontario and Mrs. Clark.
* *   *
The Canadian Club of Vancouver
decided at its annual meeting to erect
monuments to perpetuate the memory of its explorers, Cook and Vancouver, who did such noble work
along the Pacilic Coast.
Mr. S. McKechnie of Vancouver is
in Montreal, registered at the "St
* *   *
Mr. M. Kirk of Vancouver is visiting friends  in  Montreal.
* *   *
Miss Lou Colwell of Comox street,
Vancouver, has returned from a visit
to friends in Nanaimo.
* *   *
Miss Edith Patterson of Carleton
Place, Out., is on a visit to relatives
in Vancouver.
.    *   #
Mrs. Robert Grant leaves Vancouver shortly to spend the winter in
Southern California.
* *   *
Uis Maude Underhill of New Westminster  spent  part  of last  week  in
.    .    .
Lieut.-Governor and Mrs. Dunsmuir's distinguished guests, Mr. and
Mrs. R. Boeye, of Rotterdam, Holland, are en route home.
* .    *
Mr. J. W. McDonald of Carleton
Place, Out., who is now in California,
will spend the next month in Vancouver and Victoria visiting relatives.
* *   I*
Rev. W. G. H. Ellison of Victoria
sailed on the Dominion liner, Kensington, for Liverpool on Saturday
* *   *
Mrs. E. W. Leeson, Barclay street.
Vancouver, has Mrs. and Mr. Jackson and their little daughter visiting
her from Griswold, Manitoba.
Mrs. Gillespie has returned to Victoria from her trip to Quebec. Her
two sons arc attending school in
* *   *
Mrs. Thomas Moore of 1067 Eve-
leigh street, receives lirst Wednesday
of each month at above address, Vancouver.
* *   *
Rev, Mark Jukes and .Mrs. Jukes
arrived in Vancouver last week and
are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. El-
wood, 1159 Peiidrill street, Mr. Jukes
has taken charge of St. Lukes Anglican   church,   South   Vancouver,   his
parish including all that district between the interurban railway and the
North Arm of the Fraser. The work
in connection is principally initiatory.
Mr. Jukes is a brother of Mr. A.
Jukes of the Imperial Bank of this
The Baptist denomination have
bought a lot in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, and will erect a handsome
church. Rev. Herbert W. Piercy is
the energetic pastor.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Macfarlane
who have spent the last two months
visiting friends in Vancouver, havc
returned to their home, Hampton
Court,   Montreal.
* *    *
Mrs. Gifford, wife of the Honorable Maurice Gifford of London, England, a much-feted guest in Victoria,
was the guest of honour at a dance
given by Mrs. Dunsmuir.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan of Vancouver will go to Coleman, B. C,
shortly to reside, as Mr. Buchanan
has been appointed manager of the
Eastern Townships Bank there.
* *   *
A Calgary despatch chronicles the
death last week at Deer Spring Ranch
(if William Bierncy, who has been a
resident of Calgary district for seventeen years. Mr. Bierncy was 75 years
of age and a survivor of the Crimean
war, also serving with General Gordon in the Chinese Rebellion of 1852.
* *    *
Mrs. M. St. John, Winnipeg, arrived
in Vancouver this week.
* *   *
Dr.   I?   II.   Freeze  has   arrived  in
Vancouver from Shediac, N.B.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Hoskin of Kamloops are at present in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. R. 1? Steele aud
family of Treherne, Man., havc gone
lo reside in Summerland, B.C.
* *    *
A number of visitors in Greenwood,
B.C, this week were Mr. C. J. Leg-
gatt, barrister of Midway, Mr. C. L.
Tliomet of Midway and Mr. Alex.
Robinson of N?>rth Fork,
Mr. W. Ellis of Skeena is at present in Port Simpson, B.C.
* *   *
Mr. J. C. Calhoun of Victoria went
this week to  Port Simpson.
* *   *
Mrs. Harkman of Calgary is spending some time in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. J. Flydden of Stewart City is
in Simpson, B.C.
* *   *
Mr. Cecil Doutre of Ottawa will
spend the next six weeks in British
Mr. William Millar has arrived in
Simpson from Scotland, where he
spent the last year.
* *   *
Mr. M. I. Stewart of Stewart City,
B.C.,  leaves   shortly  for  New   York
on a visit.
* *   *
Mr. J. L. Van Valkenburg of Discovery,   B.C.,   is  at  present  in   Port
Simpson, B.C.
* *   *
Miss A. Bailey lias returned to
Vancouver from a visit to Mrs. R.
D.   Kenny,  Vernon, B.C.
* *   *
Mr. George Williams of Guelph,
Out., spent last week in Victoria and
is now in Vancouver.
Mr. Rudge and family of Port
Simpson left for thc East to spend
a  holiday.    He   will  likely  visit  his
old home in New Brunswick.
* *   *
Mr. W. H. Vickcrs, Prince Rupert,
arrived in Port Simpson, B.C., last
week  anil  registered    at    the   Hotel
* *   *
Mrs. Robert Kelly of Vancouver
leaves at the end of the month to
spend a few weeks with her sister,
Mrs.  J.   I?   Eraser,   Bronson  avenue,
* *   *
Mrs. W. E. Ward and her little
daughter, Miss Violet, of St. John's,
Que., who are now in Providence,
Rhode Island, visiting relatives, leave
this week to spend tlie winter in
Vancouver. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1907.
Notes on
Provincial News
A Progressive Mayor,
Fernie, the Capital of the Kootenay,
furnishes a striking contrast in one
respect with Victoria, the Capital of
B.C. The Mayor of Fernie is Dr.
Bonnell, who came in on construction a young saw-bone fresh from
Magill. His skill and courtesy have
made him one of the most popular
men in the district and now he is
mayor of the city of which he saw
the first log shack built ten years
ago. At a recent meeting of the
City Council the Mayor advocated
municipal ownership of a water system. He said he believed that the
time had come for the city to seriously consider civic ownership of public
utilities in view of the growing needs
of the community. In thc past there
had been much trouble in procuring
and maintaining an adequate water
supply, and with plenty at hand if it
were only properly handled, there is
no reason why _ any inconvenience
should be experienced. Lack of water
cost Fernie property owners three-
quarters of a million dollars about
four years ago, and although matters
have improved somewhat since then,
the present supply is not at all satisfactory for fire protection. A committee of three of the oldest residents (Aldermen) was appointed to
take initial steps in the matter.
the Coast, was elected. The thermometer has fallen below freezing
point several times already and curling may commence early in December.
This new coal city is developing
rapidly in anticipation of the extensive operations of the C.P.R. on their
coal property. At a recent meeting
of the employees at the Hosmer
mines, Dr. Higgin and Dr. Cartwright were elected surgeons of the
mines by an almost unanimous vote.
Dr. Higgins who has been a respected resident of Fernie for many years,
is a son of Mr. D. M. Higgins, and
brother of Mr. Frank Higgins of Victoria.
Frank Items.
Important changes in the management of some of the coal companies
of thc district will take place the first
of the year. 0. E. S. Whiteside, general manager of the West Canadian
Collieries for the past three years,
will leave the West Canadian to become manager of the International
Coal & Coke company, at Coleman,
while a new manager for the West
Canadian will come from France.
George L. Fraser, superintendent for
the International company, will in all
probability assume the management
of the Alberta Coal company, of
Lundbreck, and the Royal Collieries,
of Lethbridge. Vice-President H. N.
Galer, of the International, Alberta
& Royal companies, will shortly remove to Spokane, where he will make
headquarters and will exercise supervisory control over all three companies. The Alberta Coal company
interests which took over the Brec-
kenridge & Lund mine at Lundbreck,
took charge of the property last
week. It is expected that the preparatory work incident to the re-opening of the mine will be completed
within a week and shipments of coal
commence. Proctor White, superintendent for the Galbraith company,
will direct the underground work and
Mr. Short, accountant for the Galbraith company, will have charge of
the office.
Presentation at Fernie.
The presentation of a very handsome cabinet of silver was made to
R. G. Drinnan, general superintendent of the Crow's Nest Pass Hall on
Thursday evening. Mr. Drinnan is
going to Hosmer to take charge of
the mines there. Mr. G. G. S. Lindsey, president of the Crow's Nest
Pass Coal Company, made the presentation and spoke in terms of appreciation of Mr. Drinnan's services
whilst with his company.
W. H. Evans, of Coal Creek, was
the chairman, and miners, as well as
operators, spoke enthusiastically of
Mr. Drinnan's work, hc being a man
who has had experience in every rung
of the ladder, and in whom workmen
have every confidence.
The staffs at Coal Creek and Fernie
made the presentation, and we understand Michel will also respond.
Mark Tapley.
The Editor of the Grand Forks
Gazette is a lineal descendant of Mark
Tapley of hallowed memory. The
closing down of all the local industries fails to even moderate his optimistic outlook on mundane affairs.
If the citizens are lenient by thousands he declares that it is only the
young unmarried men, that they have
no particular stake anywhere, while
those who have their homes will assuredly stay. He declares that in a
short time the mineral operations in
the district will be entirely outclassed
by the horticultural. Then Grand
Forks will one day be a great railroad
centre. Altogether the Grand Forks
Gazette sees no reason for despondency in what is after all only a temporary setback, and with the finest
valley in the West, the editor concludes that with a little judicious advertising of the same kind which has
brought the Okanagan and the Kootenay to the front, the Boundary country will soon become as well known
and as popular. This is the spirit
which carries new districts to permanent success.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Michael Crane,
of Port Harvey, B.C., occupation, Timber
Cruiser, Intends to apply for a special
licence over the following described
lands:    Situate on Gilford Island:
Commencing at a post planted at the
S. E. corner, being at the S. W. corner
of T. L. 12625, thence north 80 chains;
thence west 40 chains; thence north to
shore at the S. W. corner of Indian
Reserve; thence following shore line in
a westerly, southerly and easterly direction  to  point  of commencement.
Dated October 16th, 1907.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Michael Crane,
of Port Harvey, B.C., occupation Timber
Cruiser, Intends to apply for a special
timber licence over the following described lands: Situate on Hanson
Commencing at a post planted at the
S. W. corner, being at the N. W. corner
of T. L. 8,861; thence east 160 chains;
thence north 20 chains more or less to
shore of Black Fish Sound; thence following the shore line in a westerly and
southerly direction to point of commencement.
Dated October 9th, 1907.
TAKE NOTICE that R. White, of Victoria, occupation Clerk, Intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described land;
Commencing at a post planted at
south end of Village Island, near Sec.
33, Tp. 28, Rupert District; thenee northwesterly about 20 chains and thence
easterly and southerly around said
Island to point of commencement, containing about 40 acres.
Dated Sept. 20th, 1907.
NOTICE ls hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for a license to prospect
for coal on the following described
Commencing at a post planted at the
northwest corner of the claim of E. C.
Binkley, being about two miles north
of the Cowgitz mines on the north
shore of Skidegate Inlet, on Slate Chuck
Creek, Graham Island, Queen Charlotte
Islands Group; thence north 80 ohalns;
west 80 chains; south 80 chains; east 80
chains back to the place of commencement,  containing  640  acres.
Located this 26th day of September,
A.D. 1907.
Oct. 19 A. A. McPhail, Agent.
Timber Maps
of All Districts
District  of  Coast,  Range  1.
TAKE NOTICE that the Vancouver
Timber & Trading Co. of Vancouver,
B.C., occupation loggers, intend to apply
for a special timber licence over the
following described lands, bounded as
No. 1—Commencing at a post planted
80 chains north from the N.E. Corner
of T. L. 11892, thence north 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
south 120 chains; thence west 80 chains
to the point  of commencement.
C. P. Olts, Agent.
. Date, October 14th, 1907.
No. 2—Commencing at a post planted
at the northeast corner of T. L. 11892,
thence north 80 chains; thence east 80
chains; thence south SO chains; thence
west 80 chains to point of commencement.
Date, October 14th, 1907.
No. 3—Commencing at a post planted
80 chains east from the N. E. Corner
of T. L. 11892; thence north 80 ohains;
thence east 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains to the
point   of  commencement.
14th day of October, 1907.
No. 4—Commencing at a post planted
at the northeast corner of Surveyed
Lot 660, T. L. 11892; thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains to the point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
C. P. Olts, Agent.
14th October, 1907.
No. 5—Commencing at a post planted
at the South-West Corner of T. L.
11881, located north of Lull Bay,
Knights Inlet; thence west 40 chains;
thence north 120 chains; thence east
80 chains; thence south 40 chains;
thence west 40 chains; thence south 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
C. P. Olts, Agent.
10th October, 1907.
No. 6—Commencing at a post planted
at the North-West Corner of T. L.
10017, situated on the north side of
Hardwlck's Island, marked N. E. Corner; thence west 40 chains; thence south
140 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains to the North-
West Corner of Timber Limit 9068;
thence east 80 chains; thence north 40
chains; thence west 80 chains to S. W.
corner of T. L. 10017; thence north 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
12th October. 1907.
Suite 20-ai Crowe and Wilson
A Blow for the Boundary.
The closing down of the Boundary
mines and smelters is a body blow
for the district. It means throwing
two thousand men out of employment
representing the bread winners for
ten thousand people. It also means
the cessation of pay rolls aggregating nearly $200,000 a month. These
arc the figures which give a concrete
idea of the present dimension and
importance of the district which ten
years ago was unhabited and about
whieh poor Father Pat brought information to the outside world of
such a character that most people considered them fairy tales.
Curling at Cranbrook.
It is a little difficult to realize in
the almost summerlike weather which
Victoria is still enjoying that already
preparations for curling are well under way in Kootenay. Cranbrook is
to the fore. A few days ago the annual meeting of the club was held.
Judge Wilson, the popular president,
who has clone more for curling than
any man in the Kootenay, insisted
on passing the honour on, so J. G.
McCallum was elected in his place.
All the offices were suitably filled,
including that of official umpire, to
which John Cholditch, well known at
Grace Among the Prophets.
Editor Grace of Cranbrook has
adopted a new role. He is now to
be found among the prophets. Last
year the Liberal papers were guessing for at least nine months when the
provincial election would take place.
The Conservative papers are now the
guessers, and they are anxious to
know when there will be a federal
election. Thc Week never prophesies,
but it gave several strong reasons last
month why there is a probability that
Sir Wilfred Laurier will appeal to
the* country next spring, chief among
those being the aquisition of a substantial campaign fund. Editor Grace
shares this view, as will bc gathered
from the following sub-editorial note
in the latest issue of the Prospector:
"Hide it though Sir Wilfrid by
polite mendacity may, there is little
doubt but that there will be a general
Dominion election sprung next spring.
The Laurier government, backed by
the G. T. P. has been fortifying itself as much as possible for thc past
year, and more especially during the
recent by-elections, at which government candidates distributed promises
of all kinds of work as freely as if
they did not cost anything, and evidently working under thc idea that
constituencies could be bribed by a
bridge, wharf, or the building of the
G. T. P."
District of Stuart River.
TAKE NOTICE that J. C. Carruthers,
of Nelson, B.C., occupation Traveller, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
East bank of Stuart River, and about
one and a half miles distant in a northwesterly direction from the Southwest
corner of the Indian Reserve on Stuart
River; thence east SO chains; thence
south 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence north SO chains to point of commencement and containing 640 acres,
more or less,
Oct. 12 Geo. Agu, Agent.
TAKE NOTICE that J. H. Allan, of
Victoria, occupation Trader, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described land:
Commencing at a post planted at
south end of small Islet in Forward
Inlet, Quatsino Sound; north of Lot 311;
thence northerly about 30 chains and
thence southerly around Islet to point
of commencement, containing about 40
Dated Sept. 19th, 1907.
Oct. 12 J. H. ALLAN.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Ralph Gibson,
of Victoria, B. C„ occupation Chainman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:—
Commencing at a post planted at the
northeast corner of Rosabella Good-
wyn's purchase; thence east 80 chains;
thence north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence south SO chains to place
of   commencement   and   containing   640
Date July  19th,  1907.
No. 7—Commencing at a post planted
at S. W. Corner of surveyed Lot 649,
T. L. 10022; thence W. 40 chains and 84
links to a point 6 chains and 94 links
south of S. E. Corner of Surveyed Lot
651, T. L. 11452; thence N. 86 chains
94 links to the N. E. Corner of Lot 661;
thence west 40 chains; thence N. 20
chains or less to Sea Bird Lake; thence
easterly along lake 120 chains; thence
south 20 chains to N. line of 619; thenee
west 40 chains to N. W. corner of Lot
649, thence south 80 chains to the point
of commencement.
llth October,  A.D.  1907.
Oct.  26	
District  of  Coast,  Range  1.
TAKE NOTICE that the Vancouver
Timber & Trading Co. of Vancouver,
B.C., occupation Loggers, intend to apply for a special timber license over
the following described lands:
No. 7—Commencing at a post planted
at the N. E. corner of surveyed lot 660,
T. L. 11892; thence S. 80 chains; thence
E. 80 chains; thence N. SO chains;
thence W. 80 chains to point of com
mencement, containing 640 acres.
C. O. P. Olts, Agent.
October   14th,   1907.
Oct. 26
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Michael Crane,
of Port Harvey, occupation, Timber
Cruiser, Intends to apply for a special
timber licence over the following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
S. W. corner, being on the shore of
Thompson Sound, 40 chains south of
S. E. corner of T. L. 9300; thence north
40 chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 40 chains; thence east SO chains;
thence south 20 chains more or less to
shore; thence in a westerly direction,
following shore line, to point of commeneement.
Date  October  18th,  1907.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that James Rendall,
of Darrlngton, Washington, by occupation, a laborer, Intends to apply for a
special timber licence over the following described lands: Situate ln the vicinity  of KIngeome Inlet:
CommencinK at a post planted at tho
N. W. corner, being at Francis Point,
south shore of KIngeome Inlet; thence
south 40 chains; thence east 80 chains;
thence south 40 chains; thence east SO
chains; thence north 40 chains more or
less to shoro; thence ln a westerly direction, following shore line, to point
of  commencement.
Dated  October  9th,  1907.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
drive-ways in front and rear of the
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, ARE
mav bo used only by those who have
business with the Departments or are
desirous of entering and viewing the
Automobiles, tally-hos or other vehicles carrying sight-seers may pass
along the drive-way in front of the
building, but at a speed not exceeding
four miles an hour. Through traffic
of any kind or description along the
drive-way in the rear of the building is
strictly prohibited.
By order of the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works.
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., lst August, 1907.
Aug 10
District  of  Coast,   Range  One.
TAKE NOTICE that F. S. Buck, of
Vancouver, B.C., Occupation Lumberman, intends * to apply for a special
timber licence over the following described lands, situated in the vicinity
of Simoon Sound:
Commencing at a post planted on
Wishart Peninsula on west side of Simoon Sound, forty chains south of the
S. E. corner of T. L. 10,815; thence
north forty chains to the S. E. corner
of T. L. 10,816, thence west on hundred
and sixty chains; thence south forty
chains; thence east one hundred and
sixty chains to point of commencement.
Date Oct. 6th, 1907.
Nov. 2 F. S. BUCK.
District of Coast, Range One.
TAKE NOTICE that F. S. Buck, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Lumberman, intends to apply for a special timber license over the following described
lands, situated on Broughton Island:
Commencing at a post planted at the
head of Hayle Bay at the N. E. corner
of T. L. 10,813; thence west about fifty
(50) chains to the east line of T. L.
11,115; thence north to the N. E. corner
of T.L. 11,116, about twenty chains;
thence west twenty (20) chains to head
of Bay; thence northerly and easterly
and southerly and westerly following
the  shore  to  point  of  commencement.
Date Oct. 6th, 1907.
Nov. 2 F. S. BUCK.
your  SKEENA  DISTRICT  timber
and land notices in
Printed   and   published   at   Port
Simpson,  B.C.
Vancouver office, 536 Hastings St.
P. F. Godenrath & Co., owners.
District of Rupert, Alice Lake.
TAKE NOTICE that Enoch A. White,
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Lumberman, intends to apply for a special license over the following described
12. Commencing at a post planted at the
Second S. W. angle of Lot 179, Rupert
District, about 60 chains W. of Alice
Lake, marked E. A. W.'s N.W. corner
post to No. 12 claim; thence S. about
130 chains to N. line of T. L. 16,347;
thence E. 80 chains; thence N. 45
chains; thence W. 40 chains; thence N.
40 chains; thence W. 20 chains; thence
N. 40 chains; thence W. 20 chains to
point of commencement.
Staked October 9,  1907.
Oct 26 Thomas D. Harris, Agent.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE .that Michael Crane,
of Port Harvey, B.C., occupation Timber
Cruiser, Intends to apply for a special
timber licence over the following described lands: Situate on Hanson
Commencing at a post planted at the
N. W. corner, being at the N.E. corner
nf T. L. 12,667; thence south 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence west 80 chains to point
of commencement.
Dated October 9th,  1907.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Michael Crane,
of Port Harvey, B.C., occupation, Timber
Cruiser, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Situate on Quatse Bay, Coast
Commencing at a post planted on the
north shore of Quatse Bay at the S. W.
corner of old T. L. 7712; thence north
30 chains; thence east 60 chains; thence
south 20 chains more or less to shore
of Quatse Bay; thence westerly following shore of Quatse Bay to point of
commencement, containing 60 acres,
more  or less.
Dated  October 2nd,  1907.
District of Coast, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that John Manson, of
Cortez Island, occupation Farmer, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Situate on Mist Island, Port Harvey
Commencing at a post planted at the
S. W. corner of Mist Island; thence following the shore line of said Mist Island
in a northerly, easterly, southerly and
westerly direction to point of commencement, being all of Mist Island,
and containing 40 acres more or less.
Dated  October  9th,   1907.
Nov. 9 By Michael Crane, Agent.
District of Coast, Range 6.
TAKE NOTICE that Edgar McMicking, of Victoria, B.C., occupation, Physician, Intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted about
two miles distant and in a westerly direction from the Stuart River and
about three miles south of Stuart Lake,
marked E. M.'s S. E. Corner; thence
north SO chains; thence west SO chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence east SO
chains to point of commencement and
containing 640  acres  more or less.
Dated   Sth  November,   1907.
W. B. Sm ITH
3 5 YATES S.
ffr'!_k'ife''&'&?fr&?fcffo9fr']fr'jfc'!A? coloured by her feminity, of course, for the dear girl who trusts and con-
-a. 9O?  Dut st'"' sound and definite views of fides in him, from her womanly ten-
T 1 I j I ■ _aa— r -J, what she wants from Parliament. She derness, than from her efforts, how-
jP ■" LBOy 5 LCttCi MP thinks, very likely, that women ought ever brilliant, to amuse and interest
V - vP to have a vote, that women should be him intellectually?
^? By  BABETTE. V  sent' t0*Sether with men, to arbitrate      I think, indeed, that this must be
■sj? 9J? upon the destinies of the nation.  She so, and I  know, in fact, that most
^J^^fifielff A^^P-jlf^•tejftf'tif  take5 an intelligent and often pene- modern young men long for just these
trating  interest in the arts.    There qualities in the girls to whom they
Dear Madge: are young women now, and I need are engaged or in the girls whom
A man may have a large swallow only mention the fact for everybody they have married,
for romance, he may be perfectly ma- to recall various distinguished names; The modern girl is brilliant. But
terial and without the slightest sen- there are, I say, young women now in so many cases is not that
timent in his blood, or he may be whose work as painters equals, and cleverness, self-reliance, and bril-
merely a fool who thinks consciously sometimes surpasses, anything that liancy a little hard and unresponsive?
about nothing at all. men arc doing.   In literature women, I suppose many of my readers will
Here are three types which roughly and even young girls, are achieving remember   Charles   Kingsley's   sum-
sum up the tale.    But each one, be equal success with men. ming up of the character of Mary
he  what  he  may,  cannot  escape  a     Are we not told in all the journals Queen of Scots:—
perennial   and  absqrbing  interest   in  of the moment that the most success-     "That soul brilliant as a diamond
girls.    However  much   one   may   be ful  authoress  of the  year is  still  a  and as hard."
annoyed with one's self—especially young girl? Does not every journal- I dare say you imagined, when I
in moments of reflection and disillu- ist know how the great daily papers mentioned Charles Kingsley's name,
sion—the enternal feminine is with have their own special departments that I was going to quote the hack-
us still, and will be so until the end which are written by quite young wo- neyed album phrase: "Be good, sweet
of time! men?   If any of my readers are not  maid, and let who will be clever." But
Someone has said "girls are precious aware of this let me tell them, from no, that is not quite my view. I am not
fragilities; marriage is the mould for my own personal experience, how, the moment, dictating this article,
them." There is a great deal of when I was a member of the editorial looked up with an expectant smile
truth in this remark. But when a staff of a great London daily, the when she heard the name of the great
girl is married, though she has a right work done by girls in the production author of "Westward Ho." But no,
to the courtesy title of matron, for of that journal was, in its own way, that is not quite my view. I am not
some years at least she is a girl still, as clever and valuable journalism as talking of "goodness" in this article;
What is the opinion of the average anything we young men were able to I am presuming that every modern
man about the average modern girl?  produce. young man requires that in the girl
Day by day in the reviews and maga- On the stage the young girl reigns ne l°ves before he loves her! All I
z'nes we see this question discussed, supreme. In fact, as I survey the say is> that with her modern charm
All sorts of opinions are advanced by history of my own cognisance of the and advantages, the modern girl
all sorts of people, and these opin- drama, and I myself am not yet in seems to me to lack one supreme
ions seem about equally divided be- t*he sere an(j yellow leaf, I can dis- thing in far too many cases. And
tween indiscriminate eulogy of the cern how the young actress has. that supreme thing is Tenderness,
modern young lady and almost an ousted the elder and more experienced
equal amount of indiscriminate fault- artistes to an almost alarming extent,
finding. Let it be our business to There are, of course, upon the stage
sum up the consensus of opinion on WOmen of a certain age who are great,
both sides, and, if we can, to strike a wh0 wjij always be great, despite any- 	
balance. thing   that   the   younger   generation      "Do you'suppose," asked the Sun-
The young man, today, when he is can do. But take it all in all, the day school teacher, "that the prodi-
considering the modern girl, does so "girl" rules the boards. Will not gal son greeted his father loudly and
with  one  object.   Is she,  or is  she most of my readers be aware of the joyfully?"
not, likely to make a good wife for marvellous popularity of at least a "I think not, sir," replied the bright
him and a worthy mother of his chil- dozen quite young girls who receive boy, "his voice must have been some-
dren?    We must, in considering this   the   largest   salaries,   and   I   should  what husky."
pojnt, eliminate to a great degree the  think a great deal more praise and  ;	
pa'ssion of Love. That sounds rather adulation than is good for them, in
dreadful, I know, but we must remem- a dozen London theatres.
Iber that the wise man of today falls in music the young girl is as ca-
li'n love with the modern girl for other pable as most young men of her age
■qualities than her mere beauty or —those of us who love music have
■personal charm, though these are listened with bowed heads and pulsing
|great factors in the old, old game.      blood   to   the   perfect   harmonies   of
In writing this article I propose to  Miss Marie Hall.
|discuss what modern girls lack from      It is needless to continue this cata-
more  or  less  utilitarian  point   of logue.   It is sufficient to assert, and
It'iew. to assert without any fear of contra-
In the first place, let us remember diction, the extraordinary place that
that the  advance  of  education,  the girlhood  has  taken in
The home ol all theatrical and raudev Ue
artists while in the Capital city, also of
other kindred bohemiaas.
WR1QHT & FALCONER, Proprietors.
The Eva Hotel
Headquarters for mining men and
commercial travellers.
JOHN A. TMEW, Proprietor.
Hotel King Edward
Banff's Most Popular $2 a Day Hotel.
Close to Station and Sulphur.
N. K. LUXTON, Proprietor.
Deane's Hotel
New. Modern hot water system. Electric
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connection.  The miners' home.
. «« DANNY " DEANE, Proprietor
Hoffman House
Rates $1.00 per day and up.   Cafe in
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Leading Hotel of the Kootenays.
J. FRED HUME,       •      Proprietor,
Silver King Hotel,
The home of the Industrial Workers
ofthe Kootenays.
W. E. JTcCandllsh,
have  connections  with  Eastern
*"""" ','.'__" capitalists wanting timber lands, saw
.,. .      , ,   . modern  llfe' mills and logging outfits.   I  would
■enormous   facilities   for   mental  im- All this means that the modern girl like to meet cruisers or others having
jrovement and   development   of the has, or should have, infinitely more these properties for sale.   If you have
sresent age have rendered the posi- attraction for the modern young man "ot mon«y Ij.fJ for advertising or
,   . , l-   1   j-a      all.-       ,       .      . ,     .   , TT      ,   , licenses I will advance it.
ion of girls an entirely different thing than the girls of the past.    Has she?
rom that of, let us say, fifty or sixty      I am not a young man of the past,      r\     ry      fLM A VTHI CD
fears ago.    We remember our own but I am aware of the general feeling      C«   K»    VIlAnl/lwCrK
nothers, and we know also, how ut- 0f young men of the present about        Suite 1 and a, Jones Building,
:erly different they must have been, girls.    Those  who think and  those
is  girls,  from the  girls  which  the who wish to choose their life partner 4°7 Hastings Street, Vancouver, B. C.
'oung men of today see all around soberly, sanely, and without that ex- __—_—__________________
hem.   The modern girl knows nearly cess of impulse and passion which so
ts much of life as her brother.   She often  leads   to  broken  and   ruined  S5S_________5__5_5_S__________5____
;oes to High School and to Univer- homes, are not quite sure whether the
iities, and, as often as not, beats her development of girls is entirely con-
irother in scholastic achievement, ducive to mutual happiness,
ihe goes about today with a free- The supreme quality of woman-
lorn which was absolutely unknown hood, as of girlhood, is tenderness.
n the past. She has her clubs, her Nearly all the great heroines of his-
iwn special amusements, she has tory, as of fiction—which is only the
eased to become the subordinate in history of experience—have been ten-
he war of sexes, and social life seems, der and gracious. When a man
o the impartial observer, as for- comes home after a day or week of
unate and well arranged for the girl harassing anxiety and trouble, when
s for the young man. things have not gone well with him
A great French writer once pro- in his business or his profession, when
luced a witty, tender, and charming the world seems narrowing round him
look which was called "Empress with leaden walls, from which peer
IVoman." But he wrote of women in malignant and hostile faces, does he
lie sense of their eternal rule, their want more the brilliant conversation,
lule through the minds of men ow- the clever intellectual companionship,
|ig to their influence over them. This or the touch of a soft hand, the sooth-
ulership belongs to girls of right, ing words from gentle lips, the kind-
I'he question of today is, are they ly and loving service which makes
|_>rfeiting it by endeavouring to usurp him  feel  that  here,  at  least,  within
-or if that is too strong a word—to the four walls of his house, is love,
qual the place and function of the  rest and peace.
lale? Does not the modern young man,
Let us take the typical modern girl,  in the stress and turmoil of modern
nd regard her from the man's point life,  when  even  the growing activi-
J&lew. ties   of  women   make   it   more   and
ile finds her, in the first instance,  more difficult for him to succeed, does
ir more    well    informed    than the  not such an one gain more strength
oung   man   of   another   generation  and  courage  for  the  battle,  go  out
ould have found the girl of his own  into it with a glow in his heart and
me.   She is "in the movement." She  a new grip on his sword hilt, with a
as her views upon political questions,   sense that he must win ancl conquer
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A Pantomime in One Act, in which
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Rural Comedy Sketch
Comedy Sketch
Comedy  Acrobats,  with  their
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Some More About Pavements.
In a former volume, I had occasion
to mention the mighty crevasses and
chasms in the street pavement of "the
Beautiful." One's feelings, hurt to
the bone by the merciless jolts delivered by a pavement seared and
furrowed as a corrugated iron roof,
can only be soothed by much strong
language, which of course, is bad for
the morals of a good town like Victoria. Strangers who visit the town
are popularly supposed to be blind
to these little imperfections, but
though their eyes may be closed to
them, a ride down Government street
on a tally-ho very quickly advises
them that their eyes have been lying
most unmercifully to their anatomies,
with the result that much good English and "Murican" not usually found
in dictionaries, is more or less freely
indulged in. So widely are the dangers of Government street becoming
known, that a well known publishing
firm is seriously considering the advisability of getting up a "danger
chart" showing the location, depth,
and width of the most dangerous
gorges, their magnetic direction, best
crossing points, etc., with an appendix, giving directions how to avoid
these (when possible) means of avoiding spills, and general instructions to
care of patients and treatment of injuries received from crevasse jumping. Yet, though every visitor knows
before landing that he (or she) must
be careful of their footsie wootsies
when walking Government street, we
find the dear, Portly Old Lady of
Broad street gravely telling us that
however bad an advertisement for
"the Beautiful" it may be, she feels
it incumbent on her, in view of Hon.
Mr. Turner's arraignment, to call attention to the bad state of the Government street pavements. Now why
should the Old Lady shirk the unwelcome fact? She has been, for
the last so years (more or less) the
self-styled champion of public rights,
and here we find her calmly folding
her fat hands on her portly tummy
and telling deluded visitors to put on
rose-tinted spectacles and view the
beauties of Government street, only
wakening when Mr. Turner, stung
to shame at the disreputable appearance of his old city, (which has been
commented on time and again by residents), goes after the Board of Trade
on the subject. Fie I Old Lady. Look
these things straight in the face—and
fight to have them remedied.
The recent decision of the Council
to have all vehicles carry lights after
dark will be welcomed by the vast
army of devotees of "Shank's Mare,"
but when these see a couple of freight
trucks jogging quietly along, bright
lights burning, and an auto driven
past at furious speed, without a light,
as on Birdcage Walk the other evening, they are prone to wonder why
the rule is not made universal.
Speaking of the festive Auto-go-
bump, there are two or three drivers
of these scented monstrosities who, if
not shortly haled to gaol for killing
somebody, will themselves be speedily translated to another sphere, or
state, someone will go out with a
club and kill them. The only grief
felt on this occasion will be for the
injury to the good club. Do not
think for a moment that I dislike the
Auto-go-bump, not a bit of it. I am
fond of nature, fond of animals, and
these look to me just like baby elephants with trunks on the wrong end,
and the smell of gasoline which the
creature spouts is good, it helps one
forget the horrors of the chemical
works and Rock Bay. No! I love
the Auto, it is the unhanged villain
of reckless fast driving that I look
upon with murdeMusty eyes. Oh!
for a good club with knots on it.
One free swoop, and bash I what
should  be  brains  would  be  mush.
That people can get lost in the City
of Victoria sounds improbable, yet
none the less this is true, and in
these nights of fog which Kipling
told us we never had it is a marvel
that so few of the comparative stran
gers are lost, for the street names
are wonderfully conspicuous by their
infrequency, and upon one occasion,
while yet a bit shaky as to my bearings, I wandered for some hours in
the wilds of James Bay, finally coming
out at the back of a house, after
crossing an orchard (fruit unripe).
Hailing a benevolent looking old
party, I asked him if he could tell
me where I was, and upon whose property I was walking. "What do you
want to know for?" he asked, in so
fierce a tone that I saw in the immediate future, a chance to plead for
myself in the city police court. I
tried to explain my predicament, but
strange to say, found it hard to convince the old porty, who, having lived
in Victoria for more years than he
had hairs on his head, evidently knew
every knot hole in the fences, every
crack in the sidewalks. I finally managed to get out of the place, feeling
small enough to crawl through one
of the aforesaid knot-holes, and all
because the city will not put up street
names at the corners, in a city where
some of the streets are so bewilder-
ingly short, narrow, and strangely
placed that without a map, none but
the native born can ever hope to feel
any degree of certainty of finding
their way about, and strangers are
quickly at sea after leaving the half
dozen main streets.
Speaking of James Bay reminds me
that the Dallas Road and Beacon Hill
have been disfigured by many fires
during the summer just gone by. The
beaches from the outer wharf along
Dallas Road are strewn with driftwood, and it evidently seems to be
a favourite pastime to set this wood
afire, which .spreading to the dry
grass on the bluffs and slopes, runs
riot over the land, killing the broom
and wild briar, and leaving vast tracts
of black, burnt sod in its track. Beacon Hill is one of the strong points
in the advertisers' description of Victoria; it is truly a beautiful spot, and
used to be more beautiful before being marred by fires, and unsightly
by gravel pits, rock quarries, etc.,
which the present generation seem to
see fit adjuncts to a park, and yet
wonder is constantly being expressed
at the yearly depletion of the numbers of wild flowers which used to
adorn the sweet wild sward of this
lovely spot. Years ago, when the inhabitants of Victoria were supposed
to be semi-savage by the exclusive
citizens of the present age, fires were
unknown in these suburbs. No one
thought of digging gravel holes out
of the Fairfield shore banks, nor of
blasting rock and creating unsightly
craters in what was naturally a beautiful mass of rock with lovely plants
and flowers adorning its crags and
crevices. The strange part of it is
that though there have been many
fires on this, the public domain lately,
there is not one case of the perpetrators being detected and punished, yet
the fire brigade has many times urged
its tired horses out to the Dallas Road
during last summer to put out grass
fires, which, in many cases, were menacing houses and other property in
the neighbourhood. I am interested
in the welfare and the future of Victoria as much as anyone, more than
many, but hope to sec abuses and
desecrations of this sort put down
with no uncertain hand. I hope to
see the day when Victoria's defects
instead of being weakly attempted
to be kept concealed, will be blazoned
forth, and bold steps at once taken
to remedy thc evil. No advertisement is so telling as the fact being
made known to the world that, the
water supply being bad, the citizens
of Victoria rose up en masse, and
insisted upon a system ensuring a
supply sufficient for twice her population, or that her streets being disgracefully bad, pavements were laid
worthy of the city calling herself the
individual of ordinary size, the fleshy
woman squeezed herself, much to the
annoyance of the youth. After a moment or so the woman produced a
cheese sandwich, which she proceded
to devour with every evidence of
relish. At this the youth gave her a
look of ineffable disgust, and drew
the skirts of his frock coat closer to
"I suppose, me lad," good-naturedly said the woman, "that ye'd pray
fer-r to have a gintleman sittin' nixt
to ye?"
"I certainly would!" snapped the
"So would I," calmly responded the
fat person.
Not long ago a Boston municipal
official, who is a stickler for the use
of good English, had occasion to consult a physician new to the community.
After the examination, the doctor
"All you need, sir, is a tonic in the
shape of fresh air."
"Would you mind telling me," asked the purist, sarcastically, "what is
the shape of fresh air?"
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 2—Take notice that A. G.
McClarty, of Vancouver, B.C., Timber
Cruiser, Intends to apply for a Special
Timber License to cut and carry away
timber over the following described
S. W. Corner—Commencing at a post
planted on east bank of Lillooet River,
about flve and one-half mlles from Port
Douglas and running east 40 chains;
north 80 chains; west 40 chains; north
40 chains; west to line of lot 935; thence
following line of lot 935 to River; thence
following river back to beginning.
Nov. 16 Agent, A. G. McClarty.
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 1—Take notice that I, A. G.
McClarty, of Vancouver, B.C., Timber
Cruiser, intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a special Timber License
over the following described land:
N.W. Corner—Commencing at a post
planted about half way between Spring
Creek and Tapella Creek, west of Lillooet, and at southwest corner of T. L.
No. 13257 and southeast corner of T. L.
No. 6346 and running thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains.
Located October 17th, 1907.
Nov. 16 Agent, A. G. McClarty.
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 2—Take notice that I, A. G.
McClarty of Vancouver, B.C., Timber
Cruiser, Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special Timber License over the
following described  land:
N. E. Corner—Commencing at a post
planted about half way between Spring
Creek and Tapella Creek, west of Lillooet, and at southwest corner of T. L.
No. 13257 and southeast corner of T. L.
No. 6346 and running thenee south 80
chains; thence west 80 chatns; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains.
Located Oct. 17th, 1907.
Nov. 16 Agent, A. G. McClarty.
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. '—Take notice that A. G.
McClarty of Mt. Pleasant, Timber
Cruiser, intends to apply for a special
timber license over the following described lands:
S.W. Corner—Commencing at a post
standing on the west bank of Mill
Creek, Howe Sound, In a northerly direction, about 20 chains from the mouth
of Mill Creek and ln the angle of Lot
1337; thence north 120 chains; thence
east 63 chains: thence south 120 chains;
thence west 53 chains.
Located Oct. 22nd, 1907.
Nov. 16 A. G. McCLARTT.
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 6, Howe Sound—Take notice
that A. G. McClarty of Vancouver, B.C.,
Timber Cruiser, Intends to apply for a
special timber license over the following described land:
N.W. Corner—Commencing at a post
standing at the northeast corner of
Timber Limit No. 13425 on the east
side of Howe Sound, and about one-
half mile south of Britannia Wharf,
and running east 80 chains, south 80
chains, west 80 chains, north 80 chains.
Located October 18th, 1907.
Nov. 16 A. G. McCLARTY.
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 3—Take notice that A. G.
McClarty of Mt. Pleasant P.O., Timber
Cruiser, intends to apply for a special
timber license over the following described lands:
N. E. Corner—Commencink at a post
standing at the southeast corner of
Timber Limit No. 13278, one mile up
Cedar Creek, Howe Sound, and ln a
westerly direction; thence south 130
chains; thence west 49 chains; thence
north 130 chains; thence east 49 chains.
Located Oct 23rd, 1907.
Nov. 16 A. G. McCLARTY.
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 6—Howe Sound—Take notice
that A. G. McClarty of Vancouver, B.C.,
Timber Cruiser, intends to apply for
a special timber license over the following described lands:
N. E. Corner—Commencing at a post
planted on the north side of Bolder
Creek, about 50 chains from creek, and
about 129 chains from the Beach in a
northwesterly direction from Beach and
southwesterly from Mill Creek and running west 80 chains, south 80 chains,
east  80  chains,  north  80 chains.
Located Oct.  26th,  1907.
Nov.  16 A.  G.  McCLARTY.
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 2—Take notice that A. G.
McClarty of Mt. Pleasant, P.O., Timber
Cruiser, intends to apply for a special
timber license over the following described lands:
S.W. Corner—Commencing at a post
standing on the east bank of Mill Creek,
Howe Sound, ln a northwesterly direction from Beach, on north line of Lot
13103 and at the S.E. Corner of Timber
Limit No. 13104; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains.
Located  Oct.   22nd,   1907.
Nov. 16 A. G. McCLARTY.
Ditsrlct of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Richard P.
Bishop, of Victoria, B. C, occupation
Chainman, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted at the
northeast corner of Rosabella Good-
wyn's purchase; thence south 40 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence north 40
chains; thence west 80 chains to place
of commencement and containing 320
Date July 19th, 1907.
District of Rupert. Kathleen Lake.
TAKE NOTICE that Enoch A. White,
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Lumberman, Intends to apply for a special
timber license over the following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted 80
chains E. and 20 chains N. of the N. W.
corner of T. L. 13046, on Kathleen
Lake, marked E. A. W.'s S.W. corner to
No. 2 claim; thence N. 40 chains; thence
E.   160   chains;   thence   S.   40   chains;
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Mabel Gresley,
of Victoria, B. C, occupation married
woman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted on tbe
south bank of the Nechaco River south
of Henry Holmes' pre-emption; thence
south 40 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence north 80 chains, more or less, to
the south bank of said river; thence
easterly along the bank of said river to
place of commencement and containing
300 acres, more or less.
Date July 23rd,  1907.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that    Maud   Jeffrey,
of London, Ontario, occupation Spinster,
Intends to apply for permission to pur- M
chase the following described land:—       1
Commencing at a post planted on the
north bank of the Nechaco River near
the fourth rapid, about six mlles below
Fraser Lake; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence south to
the bank of the said river; thence easterly along said river to place of commencement and containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Date July 29th, 1907.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that James Nelson
Currie, of Glencoe, Ontario, occupation
Merchant, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted on the
north bank of the Nechaco River about
two miles below the second rapid below Fraser Lake; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence south to
bank of said river; thence easterly along
bank of said river to place of commencement and containing 640 acres, more or
Date July 29th, 1907.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Duncan B.
Irvine, of Victoria, B. C, occupation
Mining Engineer, Intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described land:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
south bank of the Nechaco west of E. N.
McBeth's application to purchase; thence
west 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east to bank of Nechaco River;
thence southerly along said bank to
place of commencement, and containing
320 acres, more or less.
Date July 23rd, 1907.
Oct.   19. DUNCAN  R.  IRVINE.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Harold Whyte, of
Victoria, B. C.„ occupation Student, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:—
Commencing at a post planted at the
northeast corner of Rosabella Good-
wyn's purchase; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains to point
of commencement and containing 640
acres, more or less.
Date July 19th,  1907.
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 4—Take notice that A. G.
McClarty of Mt. Pleasant P.O., Timber
Cruiser, intends to apply for a special
timber license over the following described land:
S.W. Corner—Commencing at a post
standing at the southerly northwest
corner of Lot 1337 about one mile westerly from the mouth of Mill Creek and
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thence W. 160 chains to commencement.
Thomas D. Harris, Agent.
Staked 13th October, 1907.
Both Agreed.
A fat woman, bearing a number of
bundles, entered a crowded tram car
car. Thc only semblance of a seat
she could find was a small space at
the right of a disagreeable youth. Into  this space, sufficient only for an
Made by the famous "Fit-Reform"
Tailors. Are a source of satisfaction
to all who wear them—
$4.00, $5.00, $6.00, $8.00.
?3Goyehnment5t. Victor
No. 3—Commencing at a p«st planted
IfiO chains E. and 60 chains N. of the
N. W. Corner of T. L. 13046, on Kathleen Lake, marked E. A. W.'s S.W corner to No. 3 claim; thence N. 80 chains;
thence E. 80 chains; thence S. 80 chains;
thence W.  SO chains to commencement.
No. 4—Commencing at a post planted
40 chains E. of the S. E. corner of T. L.
13045, on Kathleen Lake, marked E. A.
W.'s S.W. corner post to No. 4 claim;
thence N. 80 chains; thence E. 80 chains;
thence S. 80 chains; thence W. 80 chains
to commencement.
No. 5—Commencing at a post planted
120 chains E. and 80 chains N. of the
S. E. corner of T. L. 13045 on Kathleen
Lake, marked E. A. W.'s S.W. corner
post to No. 6 claim; thence N. 80 chatns;
thence E. 80 chains; thence S. 80
chains; thence W. 80 chains to commencement.
No. 6—Commencing at a post planted
120 chains E. and 80 chains N. of the
S. E. corner of T. L. 13045 on Kathleen
Lake, marked E. A. W.'s N. W. corner
post to No. 6 claim; thence S. 80 chatns;
thence E. 80 chains; thence N. 80 chains;
thence W. 80 chains to commencement.
Staked  October  13,  1907.
No. 7—Commencing at a post planted
at the S. W. corner of T. L. 13046 on
Kathleen Lake, marked E. A. W.'s N.W.
corner to No. 7 claim; thence S. 100
chains; thence E. 60 chains; thence N.
100 chains; thence W. 60 chains to commencement.
Staked  October  14,  1907.
Oct. 26 Thomas D. Harris, Agent.
up Cedar Creek Valley; thence east 40
chains, along line of Lot 1337; thence
north 40 chafns along line of lot 1337 to
T. L. 13103; thence west 36 chains,
more or less to S. W. Corner of T. L.
13103; thence north to N. W. corner of
T. L. 13103; thence west 63 chains to
S. W. corner of T. L. 13104; thence south
90 chains to T. L. 13278 and following
line of same to beginning.
Located Oct. 23rd, 1907.
Nov. 16 A. G. McCLARTY.
TAKE NOTICE that The Hidden
Creek Mining Co., of Vancouver, occupation,  , Intends to apply for
permission   to   purchase  the  following
described land:
Commencing at a post planted at the
southwest corner of Lot 308, Cassiar
District; thence north 40 chains; thence
west 40 chains; thence south to shore
line of Goose Bay; thence easterly along
shore line to the south boundary of
Lot 308 and thence west to point of
commencement, containing about 200
Date Nov. llth,  1907.
Nov. 16 Per J. H. McGregor
District of New Westminster.
T. L. No. 1—Take notice that A. G.
McClarty of Vancouver, B.C., Timber
Cruiser, intends to apply for a Special
Timber License to cut and carry away
timber over the following described
N.W. Corner—Commencing at a post
planted on the line of Lot 936 about
eleven and one-quarter miles from Porl
Douglas and about 260 yards east or
Wagon Road and running east 60 chains;
south 120 chains; west to river, following bank of river to 10-Mile Homestead,
thence following line of homestead back
to river; thence following river to line
of lot 936; thence following line of Lot
936 back to beginning.
Located Oct.  16th,  1907.
Nov. 16 Agent, A. G. McClarty. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23   1907.
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Mr. Beauchamp Pinder left for
Seattle on Sunday afternoon where
he is going to spend a few months
visiting friends.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Phipps of Cobble
Hill have returned home after a short
stay with  Mrs.  Neroutson.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Carew Gibson have
moved from the Balmoral Hotel, and
are again in their home at the corner
of Stanley Avenue and Cadboro Bay
Road. Miss Dorothy Green is visiting them.
* *   *
Miss Helen Spalding went home on
Thursday morning after a jolly month
with her grandmother, Mrs. Mackay.
* *   *
Miss Katie Gaudin is home again
after a few weeks spent in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Green have returned to Vancouver. They have
been the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Courtenay, Scoresby street.
* *   *
Mr. R. B. Vaughan has left for
Hamilton,  Ont.
* *   *
Mr. Arthur V. Kenah left on Thursday morning for Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. C. Gardner-Johnston of Fair-
view, Vancouver, was in Victoria
during the week.
* *   *
The wedding of Mr. Alec Gillespie
and Miss Nellie Todd, both popular
young Victorians, is announced to
take place on the nth of December.
* *   *
Mr. C. E. Redfern, ex-Mayor of
Victoria, returned to Victoria on Sunday last after a very delightful trip
to the Old Country. He was never-
[ theless glad to be in Victoria again.
* *   *
Mr.  W.  Blakemore went to  Van-
I couver on Thursday night to attend
j the Conservative Convention on Fri-
j day and Saturday.
* *   *
Mr. Sam Erb of Chemainus was registered at the Victoria Hotel during
lthe week.
The social event of the week was
lthe dance given on Friday evening
[in the A.O.U.W. Hall by some of the
(bachelors of Victoria. Full particulars will appear in our next week's
* *   ♦
The engagement has been announced of Mr. Lindley Crease of
■this city, to Miss Lowndes, a young
[English lady who has been visiting
■friends in Victoria for the past few
* *   *
On Saturday last Mrs. Burton gave
la small Five Hundred tea at her
(pretty home on St. Charles street.
|The floral decorations of pink carna-
Itions and ferns were very artistic.
IMrs. Burton received her guests in
la charming flowed silk gown. Among
■those present were Mrs. Joe Wilson,
|Mrs. Gresley, Mrs. Alister Robertson, Mrs. Little, Mrs. Mackay, Mrs.
IW. H. Langley, Mrs. Arundel, Mrs.
iBodwell, Mrs. Grant, Mrs. J. Ray-
Imur, Mrs. Charles, Mrs. Bob Martin,
iMrs. Courtenay, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs.
|R. H. Pooley, Mrs. R. W. Dunsmuir,
and the Misses Pooley, V. Pooley,
■Little, Mason, Pitts, Mackay, Tilton,
IGaudin and Mara. The first prize for
■Five Hundred was won by Miss
(Violet Pooley, and the second by Mrs.
JAlister Robertson. Miss Little presided over the game of Puff Billiards,
(assisted by the Misses Pitts.
* *   *
Mr.   and   Mrs.   Cheeke   of  Cobble
lill arrived in the City on Wednesday for a few days' shopping, and renewal of acquaintances.
* *   *
The King's Daughters of Metchosin
lire having a large sale of fancy work
lind a concert this afternoon which
|s being attended by many Victorians.
* *   *
Mr. Alexander    Gillespie    has  returned  after  an  absence  of  four  or
\vt months in the Bulkeley Valley,
J-fiyire he was surveying with Mr. E.
Ir. Colley.
* *   *
Mrs. Walter Dunn of Westholme
Ipent a few days in Victoria on business.
* *   *
Miss Nellie Woodrow of Vancouver
Is enjoying a short holiday in Vic-
Mr. George Bushby of Vancouver
is staying with Mrs. T. W. Bulleu
of Esquimalt.
* *   *
Mrs. Gordon Hunter is spending a
few days in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. V. Newnham left last Monday
for England.
* *   *
Mr. E. H. H. Russell and the Misses
Russell entertained their friends at a
delightful musical on Tuesday evening, at their residence on Boyd street.
Among the guests were Mr. Bethune,
Mrs. Heyland, Miss Heyland, Mr.
Frame, Mrs. Howitt, Dr. Howitt, Mr.
Gore, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Armstrong,
Madame Kerpeydron, Miss Miles,
Mrs. H. Young, Miss Alexander, Dr.
and Mrs. Nash, Mr. and Mrs. Kent,
Miss Canne, Miss Burrows, Mr. and
Mrs.  Bennet and others.
* *   *
Miss Barbara Mainguy of Westholme, after spending a week with
friends in Victoria, returned home on
Sunday afternoon.
* *   *
Mrs. H. Berkeley Good returned
on Saturday evening from Nanaimo,
where she had been staying with her
* *   *
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Shallcross have gone
over to Vancouver for a week to stay
with Mr. and Mrs. P. Shallcross of
that city. The latter have recently
returned from England where their
honeymoon was spent.
* *   *
Mrs. John Irving entertained a
number of friends on Wednesday afternoon at a most enjoyable tea. She
was assisted by her daughters, the
Misses Beth and Genevieve Irving.
* *   *
The marriage of Miss Violet Brae,
Victoria, to Mr. George Bushby, both
very popular in Victoria, will take
place on the 14th of January,
* #   *
Mr. Bruce Smith, on the staff of
the Canadian Bank of Commerce, very
popular in Victoria society, is leaving
for Vernon, having received promotion.
* *   *
The many friends of Miss Rose
Leigh-Spencer will be pleased to hear
that she is making satisfactory progress after her operation in St.
Joseph's hospital.
* *   *
Mr. W. Swinnerton of Cowichan
Lake,  is  in  the  city.
Mr. Henry Fisher, Metchosin, is
registered at the Balmoral.
* *   *
Mrs. Prior, Pemberton Road, is
.making satisfactory progress and her
many friends may look forward to
seeing her about again soon.
He Hated Children.
"I hate children," he said.
"I think they ought to be locked
up in asylums till they're old enough
to take care of. themselves. If it
hadn't been for a childd—well, it
might have been "
"I loved the child's mother. She
was a rich and beautiful woman, and
I was madly in love with her. I was
actually contemplating—in fact, I had
just got to the point of putting the
delicate question. We were in the
drawing-room. The child was playing in the corner. Forgetting all
about that, I put my arm fervently
round the widow's waist and implanted a passionate kiss upon her lips,
when the child started up and rushed
at me, saying: 'Don't you kill my
mamma!' and ran screaming into the
kitchen,  calling for  the  servants."
"That didn't have "
"What, marry a widow with a child
like that! But the worst came a few
nights after. I called at the house.
There were several ladies there, and
the child was being petted all round.
Of course the widow was friendly,
but that confounded child deliberately turned her back upon me. I didn't
mind tliat; but the mother, to be nice,
said: 'My darling child, don't you
know Mr. X ?' 'Oh, yes,' said the
imp very pertly—'oh, yes, I know
you! You are the man that bited my
mammal' I need not—could not—
describe  the  effect."
How To Make Your Wife Love You.
"Aha!" exclaimed Cornelius Hennepin, "here is something that I have
long been looking for, 'How to make
your wife love you!'"
That was the headline over the article which he had started to peruse.
He pulled his glasses out of the case,
fastened them upon his nose, and
"Virginia! Virginia, come here. I
want to read something to you."
When his wife arrived he said:—
"Here is a little article that may interest you. I haven't read it through,
but from the way. it starts out I judge
that the writer knows what he or
she is talking about. 'How to make
your wife love you.' That's the heading. Now, let's see what it says:
'Never come home with a sour look
and yell, "Is dinner ready?" as if you
were addressing a slave.' I never do
that, do I, Virginia? 'Always treat
your wife with as much consideration
when you are alone as when company is present.' I think I follow
that rule, don't I, Virginia? 'Never
try to start a cheap laugh by saying
that your wife proposed to you or
roped you in.' I have never done
that, have I, Virginia?" Mr. Hennepin asked. "And yet," he bitterly
continued, "you do not love me as
you ought to. I am only twenty-two
years older than you, and there is no
reason why you should not regard
me with the utmost affection. These
very words ought to convince you
that I am an ideal husband. But let
me continue: 'Do not chew tobacco
all day and expect your wife to meet
you at the door with her mouth all
made up for a loving kiss; and, above
all, do not grumble if she should ask
you for the price of one of those lovely hats in Plumleigh's window.'
The eldest daughter of the family,
a sweet schoolgirl of twelve, had been
packed off into the country, and, as
she herself thought, in a rather mysterious manner. A week later her
■'papa wrote to tell her that dear
mamma had something to show her
when she returned, in the shape of a
dear little baby brother. Ethel replied to his letter five days ago; but
he is still wondering whether he ought
to laugh or institute inquiries that
might lead to the punching of somebody over the concluding sentence of
his daughter's epistle:
"Do, please, papa, wish dear mamma many very happy returns of the
day for me."
Dunkel (to lawyer who is making
out his will): "I vont to leaf each
clerk five tousand pounds dot haf peen
in my employ twenty years."
Lawyer: "Why, that's too liberal,
Mr.  Dunkel."
Dunkel: "Ah, dot's it. None of tem
hal peen mit me ofer von year, und
it makes a good free advertisement
for my poys ven I'm dead, don'd it?"
"So you haven't made Smudger
your partner after all, eh?"
"No, and I'll tell you why. Smudger was engaged to my wife before I
married her, and I don't believe in
becoming too friendly with a man
who has proved himself to be more
wide-awake than I am."
" Confound these advertising
dodges!" exclaimed Cornelius Hennepin; "if the papers don't stop lending themselves to such schemes I'm
going to stop my subscription!"
Late the next afternoon a boy with
a bandbox rushed up the Hennepin
Counsel: "You were in the saloon-
bar at the time of the event complained of?"
Witness:    "Yes,  sir."
Counsel: " Did you take cognisance
of the bar-keeper at the time?"
Witness: "I don't know what he
called it, but I took what the rest
"No woman can keep a secret," remarked the Stormy Petrol, satirically,
to the wife of his bosom.
"Indeed." was the reply, "and yet
I believe it was Adam who let out
that  little affair  about the  apple."
"Mr. Fairlie," said a lady at a fair,
"won't you please buy this bonnet to
present to the lady you love?"
'"Twouldn't be right," said Mr.
Fairlie; "I'm a married man."
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The football team from the James
Bay Athletic Association still holds
its place at the top of the league and
with six games to play, there is at
present very little prospect of them
being shifted, unless the Egeria team
springs a surprise. The Bays demonstrated their superiority over the
Shearwater again on Saturday last
when they beat them in a most decided manner. The sailors put up a
plucky fight, but were not in the running after half time. The sailors have
a good team, but they lack the ginger
which is one of the most essential
factors towards winning games. The
Bays were inclined to be slow during
the early stages of the match and
had it not been for their goal tender,
a big score might have been run up
against them, but, fortunately for
them, the sailors were unable to find
the goal. In the second half the
Bays took a decided brace and the
playing of the forwards was a decided
improvement over the first half. It
has been pointed out on several
occasions that the Bays' forward division is inclined to be lazy and shirk
their work, and this was again clearly
shown in the first half of Saturday's
match. This is very bad policy and
one that will sooner or later cause
their team to go down to defeat.
There is nothing like playing the
game from the time the whistle is
sounded until time is called and it is
by this method alone that a winning
team can be maintained. If the Bays
are to be successful in their other
matches it is up to teh forwards to
show that they possess the stamina
to play the game from start to finish.
The game was remarkably clean and
there was no sign of ill feeling among
the players. The Navy team is composed of a bunch of very gentlemanly
players who are a credit to their ship
and to the association of which they
form a part. They showed on Saturday that they could take a beating
like true sportsmen, and from their
manner after the match we are still
inclined to think that there were some
influence brought to bear before they
consented to enter a protest against
the first match with the leaders in
the  race for the  championship.
While the Bays and Shearwater
teams were striving for supremacy at
Oak Bay the Garrison was lowering
the colors of the Esquimalt team at
Work Point. This is the second
occasion on which the Garrison have
handed out a defeat to the navy vil-
liage team and the result was somewhat of a surprise. The defeat of
the Esquimalt team on Saturday has
practically put them out of the run-
i ning for the championship and unless
they manage to win when they meet
the Bays there will be very little
1 chance of them figuring in the battle
I for the little rag of blue.
I The Garrison of late have been play-
j ing good football and any team which
i runs up against them will have to
look well to their laurels. The Fifth
j Regiment suffered defeat at the hands
of the Y.M.C.A. at Beacon Hill and
are now at the bottom of the list
of the teams which are playing and
unless they take a decided brace they
will remain there until the end of the
season. On the whole the class of
football that is being presented to
the public this season is equal if not
better than previous years, and is
deserving of better support. The
teams that are competing arc, with
the exception of the Army and Navy,
composed of local talent entirely and
it is not for the money that they are
playing, but still funds are necessary
to conduct their clubs and unless they
receive the support of the citizens
there is little doubt but that some
of the teams will come out losers. It
is hoped that the remaining games of
the schedule will be witnessed by
larger crowds than has been the case
so far this season. In this connection we have again to refer to the
support that is given the Bay team
by the other members of the club.
This is the oldest athletic association
in the city and with their team at the
top of the race for the pennant the
members should show more interest
in the team that is representing the
club and at the same time show the
supporters of the other clubs how
to encourage their players. It is all
very well for the players to go out
Saturday after Saturday and exert
themselves for the honour of the club
and the least that can be done by
the non-players is to turn out and
root. These remarks not only apply
to the Bays but to all other clubs in
the league. If there was a little more
patriotism among the members of the
clubs which have teams in the league
it would not be long until association football would become the most
popular sport in Victoria. All that is
required is for the members to turn
out and encourage their players and
their example will quickly be followed by the members of the other
undue influence had been used to have
the sailor lads make the protest and
it is to their credit that they found
their mistake before they went too
far. Games that are won in the committee room are never satisfactory
and generally cause considerable hard
A. Rutherford, referee in the Shearwater-Bay match on Saturday, set a
precedent by starting the game within three minutes of the advertised
time. This is as it should be and we
congratulate Mr. Rutherford on his
efforts towards being punctual and
hope that the other officials will follow his example.
It is with pleasure that we learn
that the Shearwater club withdrew
their protest against the J.B.A.A. As
we said before it appeared as if some
I PLAYER      1
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The decision of the J.B.A.A. to enter in the Island League competition
is hailed with delight by the lovers
of soccer in this city, and although
they can hardly hope to achieve the
same success as they have met with
in the City League there is no reason
why they should not make a hard
fight for the championship of the
Island. It is expected that at least
two other teams will be entered from
this end of the Island.' Last season
the Egeria was in the competition
and made a good running, but a combination from the Shearwater and
Egeria would prove a stumbling
block to the aspirations of some of
the other teams. In addition to this
it is very probable that a second city
team will enter composed of a picked
team from the other clubs in the
City League. In this manner three
first class organizations could be represented and would without doubt
hold their own against anything that
could be secured at the Nanaimo end
of the league.
The members of the ladies' and
gentlemen's hockey clubs have combined their energies and on December
7th they will usher in the season with
a double-header at Oak Bay. The
ladies will meet their rivals from Nanaimo while the Seattle club will
make its initial appearance in the
game by trying conclusions with the
men. This should prove a strong
card and should attract a large crowd.
In the evening the local club will
entertain their visitors at a dance in
the A.O.U.W. hall . It is the custom of the local club to make this
an opportunity for the visiting players to meet the supporters of the
game in Victoria and in the past their
efforts have always met with decided
success. There is nothing like harmony to make a success of any organization. It is hoped that the lovers
of good clean, healthy sport will not
overlook the date and assist the local
chib by getting tickets.
"Poor man!" exclaimed an old
lady; "you have no friends?"
"No, madam," replied the beggar;
"I used to be a football referee."
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