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[ingsford Smith & Co.
Stock and General
'Commission and Real Estate Agents.
Il67 Cordova St.        Vancouver. 3
Victoria Edition
The Week
R British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria and Vancouver B. C.
j _mwn mm 'ran ws« wr
Stewart Williams Hilton Keith
<TC| Phone 1324 CH
Onb DoiAAjt P*r Annum
On the front page of cur-
■Neat reI1t issne will be found a
Itort. facsimile of a letter front
Mr. Eudyard Kipling. With
pect to this it is only necessary to say
t when the Editor of the Colonist, emu-
iing the conduct of the principal figure
one of Aesop's fables, undertook to
the himself in more or less classic garb
pose as the critic of the "Laureate of
Empire," the insolence of the attack
s only equalled by its ignorance and
e Week took the liberty of sending to
Kipling the editorial from the Ool-
st, and the article from The Week in
:ence of the celebrated No. 5 "Letter
jthe Family," which was so vigorously
eked.   The Week had no expectation
this Avould elicit any reply beyond
ite acknowledgment, but Mr. Kipling
s to be as highly amused
attitude of the Colonist      t
as the public, and retorts   kbt
manner as neat as it is
ctive. The Eastern Ca-
llian press has modified
criticism of Mr. Kipling
1 is now admitting th.lt
plain truths he undertook
(enunciate were not. with-
point. Is it too much to
|>e that the Editor of the
onist may  also  see  the
r of his ways and
Indon his attitude towards
erial affairs, which is as
orthy. as it is obnoxious
loyal Britishers. '■■'•'
Major Hodgins'
ed to admit.
It begins to look as if
there is more in Major
Hodgins' charges than
some people were prepar-
It is not prejudicing the
case to point out that the attitude of the
Committee has hardly been ideal, the
Government Members being obviously
more anxious to side-track the issue than
to elicit the truth. Major Hodgins always
declared that the evidence in support of
The Week makes no apol-
Undesirable 0gy for reprinting the fol-
Persons. loAving brief editorial from
the columns of the Fernie
Free Press Avhich speaks for itself. It
hits the nail on the head and furnishes
food for reflection to the civic authorities
of Victoria and Vancouver, where similar
conditions prevail:
"Occasionally, certain undesirable persons are given notice by the police that
their presence in the city is not desired
and that their liberty Avould be consulted
Kay 6th. 1908
Synonyms are use-
fes to   fui as every news-
|tle-     paper man knows;
slang is detestable
|at any rate non-permis-
le in the columns of a
respecting journal, still
|ritic has recently pointed
that the A'ernacular  is
■Jintimes   more   expressiA'e
. the more correct phrase-
ty Avith which the name
Lindlay Murray is associated,
antage   of   this   pronouncement
bk does not hesitate to say that the
[stern vocabulary furnishes  the only
|d Avhich adequately expresses the atti-
of the Seattle gentlemen who have
, and threaten to come again, to Vic-
seeking the assistance of the Board
Trade in connection Avith the rate war
being raged between the C.P.R. and
1 Alaska Steamship Co.—tliat word is
|li."   Since Victoria has everything to
and nothing to lose by the existing'
rates, and since they have resulted
the action of the Alaska Steamship
in endeavouring to deprive Victoria
decent Avinter service, it Avould seem
If the borrowed noun might fairly be
lacterized by the admission of the ad-
live "colossal"   Victoria Avill not soon
let the kind of service which it en-
(?)  as long as it Avas dependent
the tender mercies of the Alaska
Imship Co.    The C.P.E. boats have
fed the finest advertisement Victoria
had, and the best interests of the
lie in strengthening the position of
ICanadian Company.   The Chairman
jlie Alaska Steamship Co. must be as
by nature as he is by name, if he
lies that he can gain anything by ap-
ling to Victoria; let him build vessels
llie type of the Princess Victoria and
as good a service and he Avill then
In to have some claim upon Victorians,
Sear MR Blakemore,
Many thanks for your letter of the 18th ult, with the
ollppinge fron the "Week* and the "Colonist".  I'm muoh amused at
the brisk way the latter dodges round the Coomhes-Iatlow business,
aad takes oredlt for the new Salvation Arm;- emigration.  However,
so long as they do get white Immigration it doesn't muoh matter.
I'm glad they think ay aoquaiatanoos in B.C. were ■ imaginary" .  As I remember it the "Colonist's" reporter was one of •
Yours very truly,
liis statements would have to be obtained
from documents in possession of the Government and the G.T.P. It has been the
main object of at least one active member
of the Committee to hinder the production of these documents. MeanAvhile the
incident, under the circumstances, must
be regarded as extremely significant. It
will be remembered that the gravamen
of Major Hodgins' charges lay in the
assertion that he was instructed to apply
the Quebec classification to the Avork under his charge, and that according to his
vieAV this classification is a dishonest one.
Even Avhile the present investigation is being held the Government has appointed a
Commission consisting of the Chief Engineer of Government Railways, the Chief
Engineer of the G.T.P. and a third independent member to investigate the subject of the Quebec classification. It may
be suggested that this is a purely voluntary act, Avhich has no connection with
the other enquiry, but the public Avill not
be apt to draw any such fine distinction,
and if the Commission should condemn
the Quebec classification its finding Avill
vindicate Major Hodgins, whatever may
be the result of the political Committee
Avhich is looking into the charges.
by a speedy departure. Those Avho are
living upon the bounty of immoral Avomen
most frequently receive this intimation.
So far as it is carried out we have nothing to say against this line of action. But
why not be consistent. The city is a
silent partner in the shame of the demimonde and accepts, or rather demands, a
rake-off of $10 per day from the fallen
women and collects it through the police
court. This helps to meet the running
expenses of the city. It is a great system. Every ratepayer is a partner in this
traffic. The taint does not attach to tho
money but to the people who accept it
from this source as a thinly veiled bribe
to protection. No lower form of humanity can be conceived than the type represented by the man Avho lives off the proceeds of woman's shame. Yet the city as
a corporation, which means the citizens as
individuals, bears the stigma with conscious rectitude."
tlie writer.   A very bad example has been
set in this regard by the Victoria Times,
which Avhenever it runs short of an effective reply draws on its reserve of vituperation.    But the Times is not the only
offender, the tendency is all too prevalent.
A striking illustration was furnished this
Aveek in the columns of the Colonist.   Mr.
Sproat wrote a letter venturing to criticise, obviously in good faith, the title
chosen by a respected citizen for a public
lecture. One would have thought that such
an occupation would be perfectly legitimate especially for an old gentleman of
leisure  and  an  admitted   authority on
many   matters   especially   literary   and
historic.    No   one   reading   the   letter
could possibly suspect even a veiled attack upon the lecturer, indeed that gentleman let it pass without comment.   Even if
the criticism Avas a little hyper-critical it Avas interesting
and   "bona   fide."     Along
comes a correspondent signing himself W. P. Beavan
Avho falls foul of Mr. Sproat
in unmeasured terms, avoids
dealing in any Avay with his
argument, but   attacks him
bitterly on purely personal
grounds-   This kind of thing
cannot harm Mr. Sproat, as
similar criticism cannot harm
any man at whom it is directed, and  the   protest   of
The Week is not on account
of the person criticised but
in the hope that some day
better ideas will prevail, and
people Avill begin to see that
the personality of tlie writer
has nothing whatever to do
Avith the force of liis argument, and that it is degrading   to   resort   to   personal
abuse Avhen nothing is involved but the right or Avrong
of an argument.   Editors of
newspapers, at any rate of
some   neAVspapers,    are    as
great sinners in this respect
as tlieir correspondents, when
from their influential position they should
set an example at any rate of decency.
Tlie Week has often had
occasion to comment upou
the  peculiarity of Avriters
in   Canadian   papers   who
almost invariably seem to consider that
the only way to answer an argument is
to make a vicious personal attack upon
A Aveekly journal has been
Needless trying   to   make   political
Anxiety. capital out of a matter of
Avhich it obviously knows
next to nothing and which as is pointed
out by thc Editor of tlie NeAvs-Advertiser
is not likely to develop upon the lines
suggested. The complaint is that coast
cities in B' C. arc to bc side-tracked in the
matter of supplies on the construction of
the G.T.P. in favour of American cities.
The News thinks that the rumour "was
based chiefly on irresponsible street gossip, or, possibly, only the result of an
effort on the part of a reporter not capable
of or disinclined to give reliable information," but it goes on to point out that in
any case; the Provincial Government was
careful in its agreement with the G.T.P.
to protect the Province, and to render it
compulsory upon the Company to purchase all supplies in B. C. if they can be
had on as satisfactory terms as elsewhere.
The News-Advertiser believes that the
Company is honestly living up to its agreement and very pointedly declares that if
it is not, those persons who consider themselves prejudiced have their remedy in
laying thc matter before the Government.
That seems to be about all that need be
said. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1908.
At The Street
Different people have different conceptions of thc meaning of the word
duty. Having earned my all too generous stipend without an effort for
some time past, conscience began to
trouble mc and I resolved that during the recent holidays I would make
amends, so spelling duty with a big
D I managed to lounge in proximity
to pretty nearly every attraction billed for thc present week, and even
at the risk of trenching a little on
the domain of the sporting editor
and "Momus," I propose to give my
I notice that the Colonist was dissatisfied with the parade; it certainly
was spotty; that is good in spots,
and weak in spots. The gentlemen
of leisure who might have contributed driving and riding teams, to say
nothing of autos, were conspicuous
by their absence. There was not a
single rider and but few drivers. Of
the autos the less said the better.
It is not to detract from the merits
of Mr. Turner's contribution to say
that the proprietors of these twentieth century horseless carriages
ought to be ashamed of themselves.
I think at the present moment there
are in Victoria nearly two hundred
motor cars, of these less than half a
dozen took part in the parade. If
the dealers may be excused because
their vehicles were earning money
the same cannot be said of private
owners, and it is not to be a captious
critic to say that they showed a
lamentable lack of enterprise.
But no further word of criticism
can be offered; I have never seen a
better turn out of business teams,
the heavy horses in particular were
splendid, and would have done credit
to any city.
What was lacking was picturesque-
ncss, too much had evidently been left
to that private enterprise which is
non-existent, and I think it has now
been clearly demonstrated that in Victoria nothing can be left to private
initiative, everything must be arranged beforehand.
Next the senior lacrosse match at
the Royal Athletic Grounds. Here
I have to chronicle a splendid crowd,
an excellent grand stand and good
arrangements. The ground was in
poor shape although better than
might have been expected in the short
time that it has been possible to
work on it. As for the game only by
an exercise of the greatest charity is
it possible to speak favourably of
the performance of the local team,
even allowing for the fact that it was
practically an aggregation of Intermediates playing Seniors. The Vancouver team put up a good game, and
showed that they could have done
much better if required, but scoring
was altogether too easy and they got
tired of it. Without posing as an
expert I concluded that the local
team were very weak in goal, as at
least three of the shots which were
scored should have been stopped. No
doubt steady practise will produce
better results, but if the public are
to continue interested, something
about 1,000 per cent better than Monday's exhibition will have to be produced in the near future.
I took in two baseball games, indeed I might say three, because I saw
Jack Rithet and his companions down
the Washington University boys on
Saturday. Monday afternoon's affair
was altogether too one-sided to be a
correct criterion of form. On Tuesday afternoon the Willamette visitors did better, and it was anybody's
game until the tenth innings. I am
afraid I shall never become a baseball enthusiast, but must confess that
it gave me great pleasure to see a
crowd having such a good time. Any
game which takes a thousand people
out into the open air and keeps them
amused and good tempered for two
hours, must have some merit. I was
far less interested in the game than
in the people.   The rooting and cheer
ing and bluffing, the attempt to rattle
the pitcher and the batsman, the
witty and sarcastic remarks, all are
characteristic of the game. I am convinced that baseball is the great safety valve for the emotions of the American people; it has its fine points,
but it is as truly a game of bluff as
is the national card game poker. Still
like everything else if it is well done
it is worth doing, and the local, boys
certainly demonstrated their ability
to shine in good company. If the
present standard can be kept up aud
possibly improved a little, baseball
enthusiasts in Victoria will have the
best season for many years past.
The Gorge and its attractions always constitute the "piece de resistance" in a Victoria celebration and
so it was this week. The scene has
been so often described that I will
not attempt it again, but I yield to
no man in appreciation of its charm.
Ou Monday we had a water carnival
of the finest type, crowds of people
and good sport. The Indian races
supplied local colour; they are always
interesting and Victoria is not yet
too old for the pioneers of fifty years
ago to be reminded of what was a
common sight when they first landed
on Vancouver Island. Nothing could
possibly be more picturesque than
these Indian races, and certainly
nothing could exhibit more spirit and
pluck. It is to be hoped that the
faithful historian assisted by the expert photographer will perpetuate
their glory.
The senior and junior lap-streak
races were a great disappointment,
both being completely spoilt by defective steering. It is a pity that this
should happen so frequently on the
Gorge, the only remedy is greater
familiarity with the course, or eights
and a coxswain.
About the fireworks and the huge
crowd at Beacon Hill Park I need
say little, the former were hardly
up to the usual mark, the latter was
bigger, jollier and more boisterous
than ever; I tried to make a rough
estimate of the number and think af-
t(5r pretty extensive knowledge of
crowds, that there were not less than
15,000 people on Beacon Hill Park
on Monday night.
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday there were thousands of visitors
to the city from Vancouver, from
Seattle and from points on the Island.
The change from a few years ago
is very marked. I remember a well
founded complaint by a new comer
that the streets of Victoria always
looked empty, the complaint can no
longer be made; the increase both in
residents and visitors is very marked.
The good behaviour of the crowd is
another striking feature, everyone
seems to be happy and certainly everyone is well dressed; I never saw
so many well dressed people in a
city of the size of Victoria; if appearance is any criterion of prosperity, then the capital of British Columbia must be about the most prosperous city on this continent.
I think a word of praise is due
to the tramway company for the effective manner in which they handled
such enormous crowds, at the same
time I was more than ever impressed
with the impossibility of dealing satisfactorily with holiday traffic upon a
single track. To illustrate, on Tuesday afternoon there were a thousand
people at the baseball match at Oak
Bay. When the game finished at 5
o'clock there were no cars down
there; at ten minutes past five four
put in an appearance and probably
carried away three hundred people.
I imagine that at least three or four
hundred walked back to town; the
balance waited some of them twenty
minutes, some half an hour, and a few
longer than that, before they could
get a car. I am not blaming the
Tramway Company; from observation
and enquiry I knew that cars were
in demand in every part of the city,
but thc greatest delay was in consequence of the single track. I am convinced that in the course of a season
thousands of people are deterred from
patronizing the games at Oak Bay
because of the difficulty of getting to
and fro. That it is not because of
lack of interest is proved by the fact
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R.S.M. "Ormuz,"
Dec. 18th, 1907.
am writing on board the Orient
Rer "Ormuz," just outside the Straits
j Babel Mandeb. We left Mareseilles
the 6th inst. and I can assure you
Iwas with a feeling of the greatest
basure that I stepped on the deck
I this ship.   I felt like getting home
hear English again after being a
pnth in France, the loneliest month
(think I ever spent in my life. One
Ich   experience   is   certainly   good
|ough for me.   I always- seemed to
in  trouble.    The  day  before we
Bled  I meandered down the street
Id  strolled  into  a  store  for  some
I'S. - We  like   them   first   thing  in
le   morning  before   breakfast.     In
pponse to my request for a box of
at fruit they handed me what ap-
ared, from a cursory survey, to be
article in question.    The label I
aid not decipher,  being in  a for-
fcn language.    Upon handing them
1 Mrs. Burnett, she with a woman's
riosity opened the box to see what
ey   were like.     Now   you    might
less, until the cows came home, here you would strike what the con-
Italian cities. In the classical language of southern Europe, the situation in this respect may be described
thusly—French dirty, Italians dirtissi-
more, Egyptians dirtissimost. One
cannot help noting the difference between the French and French Canadians as regards cleanliness. But of
all the places we have visited, Port
Said for pure unadulterated unclean-
liness takes first prize. We reached
there on the 12th and stayed some
eight hours to coal. That many
minutes would have satisfied me. The
town consists of about a dozen
streets planted on a sandy desert, at
the mouth of the canal and inhabited
by a few thousand people composed
of all nations, tongues and languages,
whose sole occupation (not of course
including the Canal and European officials) appears to consist in abstracting the dollars from the pockets of
the guileless traveler by means of
picture post-cards and very ancient
valuable and unique Eastern manufactures which latter, they are compelled to sacrifice, in fact virtually
give away—that is according to their
gospel. I saw passengers obtain antique bracelets of extraordinary, beautiful design for the ridiculously low
price of 10s. They were supremely
happy at having secured so great a
prize for so small amount of money,
while  no  one   could  imagine  for  a
John Drew, at the Victoria Theatre Thursday, June 4.
|ts proved to be.   They were dried
all lish.   I  suppose to the  ear of
(Frenchman,   figs   and   fish   sound
|_e.   The old lady had a great laugh
me over the incident and my
|guage approached the lurid.
)ur first port of call was Naples,
lerc I looked forward to seeing the
Ins of Pompeii, so you may be able
Irealizc how disappointed I was to
ll on our arrival at that city, that
less to the ruins and the museum
denied us on account of it being
Feast of the Annunciation of the
Issed Virgin. She certainly did not
|cive any blessings from me.   I did
think there was enough religion
in Italy to make it worth while
Iset apart a particular day for the
Tship of anyone. However, from
Jit I saw of the manner of obscrv-
|e  of this fete,  or whatever they
it, I imagine it is merely an ex-
for drinking wine  and  playing
ds  in  the open.    One  did  see  a
women burning candles and pray-
at the numerous shrines erected
lthe  streets.    They  could   not  bc
■used of hiding their lights under
lush el.
|Vc took a rig and drove all over
city. There is not much of in-
tst to see, except filth, but that
|ses  to bc  of much  interest after
has travelled through French and
moment by looking at the face and
manner of thc poor and unsophisticated Egyptian that he was exulting
in his heart at the easy way he had
spoiled the accursed Gentile by palming off an article as antique, which
first saw the light of day in Birmingham and whieh could bc purchased in
any London bazaar for Cd. However,
both vendor and purchaser were happy and what more could be desired?
I saw one old lady buy a very old
(??) piece of tapestry; the guiless native asked £<i. I whispered to her:
"If you really want it offer 10s." She
did, and with many protestatioas of
ruin staring him in the face hc accepted that amount, To sec how
low hc really would go I went back
after thc ancient dame had left and
suggested I might be induced to give
him 5s for an identical piece. He
wavered to such an extent I was
afraid that my smoking mom was
destined to be decorated by a sample
of a Manchester machine made picture on cloth, but I think he smelt a
rat; thought as it was early in the
day, if it became mooted abroad that
hc had accepted such a ridiculous
price, his chances of obtaining a more
rcmuneralive one would bc spoiled;
so he resisted thc tempter, and I ami
therefor, not the owner of a priceless piece of tapestry at a cost of 5s.
There was one thing I did enjoy
and gladly paid a sixpence to see—
the street Conjurers—they are really
very clever and did some marvelous
tricks. One I got on to, because he
was silly enough to do it twice, whilst
being grasped by two different people
at both ends. But the cleverest was
as follows: He gave me two coins
to hold in my closed hand, also to the
friend who was with me. To make
sure we had them and that it was not
a case of imagination he told us to
open our respective hands. We did so
and they were there, so we closed
them again. In a moment afterwards
he said to thc other man: "You
have none," and to me, "you have
four"—and so it turned out to be.
There is not much of interest in
the Canal; we took about eighteen
hours to go through—are not allowed
to steam more than five knots.
We are having a good time on
board. The captain and officers are
very nice and as there are not over
forty-five passengers in the saloon,
about that many having got off at
Port Said, we arc like a large family.
There is a genial old priest, the Roman Catholic Bishop of North
Queensland, and two young Irish ones
going out to Australia, so that our
spiritual welfare is being looked after. The latter are very good company. One of them gave us a story
in the smoking room today which is
worth repeating. He said a certain
lady could not keep her servants for
more than a few days at a time. She
was continually nagging at them and
making their existence miserable. At
last she was without and could not
get one, so bad had become her reputation. The husband being appealed
to prevailed upon an old woman to
try the job, upon the wife giving assurance that she would be more considerate. So she was for a while but
gradually relapsed into her former
way, upon which the servant gave
notice. Remonstrances were of no
avail. She said: "I am going to leave
but I do not mind waiting until the
boy comes along." "The boy," replied
the mistress, "how do you know it
will be a boy, it may bc a girl." "No,
no," answered the old lady, "no girl
would havc stayed with you for nine
You ought to have heard the smoking room applaud.
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One of the best boxing exhibitions
ever held in this city took place at
the Victoria theatre on Saturday evening and one of thc worst on Tuesday evening at thc same place. Both
were under the management of the
Victoria West Athletic Club, but the
blame of thc fiasco can hardly bc
laid to their door. In the contest
on Saturday the contestants went the
limit at lightning rate lighting and
the spectators got full value for their
money, but the affair on Tuesday was
thc limit. Lauder and Howell put up
a first class exhibition and were deserving of better support. Thc Mc-
Laglan-Paris outfit, however, proved
a failure, thc former winning in the
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expected that every light will go the
limit but there is very little excuse
for a contestant to foul his opponent
in thc second round and everything
points to utter cowardice on the part
of  Paris who  funked  right through.
1 was amused to read in thc Colonist
a few days ago that it was very probable that Mr. Alexis Martin would
again win the cricket bat donated to
the player making the best batting
record for the season. For lhe sporting editor's benefit I might inform
him that thc three bats and three
balls which were presented last year
were given by "THE WEEK" and
wc arc waiting for one of the local
dailies  to  follow  our  lead,  for  this
year. The Colonist is a poor sport
not to be willing to give us that little
bit of credit and even to suppress the
donor whilst commenting on the gift.
In spite of this next Sunday's Colonist
will probably contain a long editorial
on the text: "In honor preferring one
another." The result of the match
between the Victoria and Albion
clubs proved a very interesting one
and should encourage the Albions to
better efforts.
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ment of Constitutional Government,
and the abundant evidences of loyalty
to the British throne furnished by the
conduct of the Boers.
The dramatic,   and   indeed sensa-
The Week accepts   no   responsibility
for the vieWB expressed by its correspondents.
,    n T _!■■_._.      The columns of The Week are open
tional,   Russo-Japanese   war   fraught  to everyone for tho free expression of
with so many dangerous possibilities,  tb*lT, opinion on all subjects which do
,     ,.,,,, .   .        ,    ,      ,  not involve religious controversy,
and which all the pessimists declared      Communications    will    be    inserted
<-r.,,lrl  nnt he cnmnle.crl with™,* in    whether signed by the  real  name of
could not  De completed without in- the wrUer or a nom de piumei but tho
volving other great Powers in its re- welter's   name  and   address   must   be
,_ c i -a j    r,       , j. _• _ given to the editor as an evidence* of
suit falsified all such predictions and bona  fides.   In   no   case   will   lt   be
has been succeeded by a period of divulged without consent.
stabilit yand progress which even the
brightest optimist never anticipated.
Socialism which up to a year ago  EditQr Wg^'
threatened trouble both in the New
and the Old world has received an
Promoters of Strife.
Victoria, May 20th, 1908.
Sir,—I   note   with   regret—though
. _ ,   ,.       . .    ...-. .,     . .     not with surprise—that neither of our
unmistakable set back, thanks main- ... ,      ,    . _.
, __ .,. .        c   u    two daily papers has had the cour-
ly  to  the  prevailing  sanity  of  the
British people.    The determined en-
age or the public spirit to extend a
word of approval to Aldermen Pau
forcement of the  law, the downfall ,.          , T,    ,           ,     .,-__.    ,
,     ,_,_.,.         ,       .   l hne and Henderson for their manly
of self-elected leaders of a destruc- ,     ,        .    .   ..       ...        .   ,.c  ,
_._    ______ _____   __t stand against the wholly unjustified
The Week
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On Pessimism
: I know that I am constitutionally
unfitted to say anything in extenuation of pessimism, but since it exists
and is very widespread, and further
since I recently devoted this column
to a eulogy of optimism it seems
only fair that the other side of the
shield should be displayed.
The writers of the last quarter of
the nineteenth century steeped their
pages in pessimism. The hopeless
outlook on life so impressed them
that they kept it well to the fbre,
underlined its most doleful aspects,
and for the most part found no way'
out. Only a few with profound convictions and simple faith retained their
sanity, but they were as "the voice
of one crying in the wilderness."
The earlier work of Thomas Hardy had prepared the literary world
for grey tones in his declining years,
but when Tennyson abandoned th,e
sure note of optimism, which made
Locksley Hall one of the finest poems
of the century, for the decadent pessimism of his "Locksley Hall Sixty
Years After," no wonder that worship at the shrine of the cypress became a cult, and inferior writers followed the fashion set by the leaders.
The disease spread, the civilized world
was told that the twentieth century
dawned under the shadow of clouds
of ill omen, that social and economic
problems of dire moment would have
to be confronted, that revolution was
in the air, that constitutional forms
of Government were threatened and
worse than all that thc foundations
of faith had been sapped. More than
one weakling turned his face to the
wall, and many hung their harp upon
the willows.
One decade of the new century is
ripening to its close, the shock inflicted upon English speaking peoples
by the lamented death of Queen Victoria has passed, and though her memory will be green for many generations her loving subjects have become reconciled to the rule of a King
second only in all that is kingly and
noble to his illustrious mother. All
the forebodings of the pessimists in
this connection have long been discredited.
The gloom cast over the Empire
by the tragic events of the first years
of the Boer war was dissipated in the
moment of victory, and an honourable peace has since given place to
universal  rejoicing at  the  establish-
tive movement, and the exposure of
the weaknesses of the socialistic programme has removed for the moment
any danger which may have been
threatened from this quarter. The
conflict is not yet ended, but the first
victory has been recorded for the
forces of law and order.
Possibly the pessimist derives his
strongest encouragement from contemplating the dissensions which exist in the religious world.    No man
agitation raised by Alderman Glea
son to close the fruit and cigar stores
on Sundays.
Mr. Pauline and Mr. Henderson
sounded a warning note when they
referred to the growing intolerance
and license assumed by members of
the so-called "religious" bodies in
meddling with the affairs of those
who do not agree With them, and in
interfering with the harmless enjoyments and amusements of the people.
can view with equanimity any weak- .    ■ , ,.
cning of the public conscience or of Thls tend,encf to tyr*nny h?S~*S fc*
the influence of religion.    That the tory plainly shows-a ways been a dis-
present generation is less devout, less tmgu.sh.ng trait in what may be term-
ed the lower forms of the Protestant
religion. It is at the bottom of most
of the deplorable irreligion preA'ailing
serious and less attentive to the outward observance  of religious  duties
cannot be denied, but the decadence    ,. , ,.
is probably not of the character which amoI1S the English-speaking races to-
superficial observers think, nor would da^ for- while most of the PeoPle may
it be correct to conclude that the be t0° timid or t0° 1Snorant t0 ?lve
faith of the world in things that are effectual voice t0 the,r "Agnation,
"just and true and of good report," they nevertheless feel keenly the in-
has been weakened. Justice of a11 these Petty and need"
If, however, it survives some.of the less Oppressions, and find it impos-
conditions which prevail in high sible t0 resPect men who are con-
places no more eloquent testimony stantly stirrinS UP strife and ,1Heel-
could be furnished to the permanence inS in the community. And, since
of the optimistic spirit in our race. the master must suffer for the sins
The corruption of Governments, the of the servant' when resPect for the
abuse of patronage, the prevalence of Pnest 1S lost respect for religion is
graft have undoubtedly lowered the  weakened.
tone of public life, and it is impossible 0f a11 Places 'f Canada, Victoria
that it should not have infected com- is the least in n<*d of the tumults
mercial life also. anc^  ag'tati°ns  raised by these  self-
The vagaries of a Campbell can aPP°inted guardians of public moral-
only be regarded as a passing phase, '<?• But- ever since the entrance into
and no thoughtful man would con- office of the late. Mayor Morley—
sider them as of serious portent. His °* unpleasant memory—there has
glib denunciations of orthodox be- been a continual strife caused by these
lief may tickle the ears of the ground- wouid-be "moral reformers," who as-
lings, and being delivered from the sume the right to criticize and con-
historic pulpit of the City Temple demn, under the much-abused cloak of
may well make his great predecessor, religion, all whose ways of life and
Dr. Parker, turn in his grave, but thought differ from their own.
they furnish little satisfaction to the Who gave these men—hired birds
pessimist. of  passage  for  the  most  part—the
The fact of the case is that the  riSht   t0   interfere  with,   abuse  and
browbeat   the   citizens   of  Victoria?
world cares less arid less for dogmatic theology, and more and more
for practical Christianity.     Is this .1
And do their own lives justify their
high  pretensions as censors of the
sign of decadence? Is it not rather Public morals? Wel1' hardlv- Amongf
the highest testimony to true reli- those who aPPeared '" suPPort of
gion, and the mosTconvincing proof Alderman Gleason s bill was one to
that men have pinned their faith not whom 3™ have °nly ?° hold "p your
to the simulacrum of aShiboleth but finSer and say   Wandsworth,   to re-
to the heart of a mystery. duce  hlm  t0  terr'fied  sllence-    £n-
T.        ,    ,        ,                   , other so prostituted his sacred office
If one looks only at the surface, at ..    * r     j •
 . ■_ _____,_._,___ ____._l—_ ___ as t0 Prey upon the fears of a dying
woman until she left her property to
the minister's son, to the impoverishment   of  her  own   family.    This
the vaporings of unskilled writers and
talkers, and especially if one regards
the great burden of sadness, of sor
row, and of want, borne with dumb  """""""'   "*   'j"'    '." . *"""•'•     ~ '"
_..'_.  _._        ___    ._.._,     __      r.V   crime occurred several years ago, but
misery, by so many of our race it is
not difficult to account for the pre
valence of pessimism.
the minister who achieved the Christian triumph is still known in Vic-
__^^__ toria as the "Angel    of    the  Sick-
If one plumbs the depths, widens  Room."
the scope of vision, co-relates cause
and effect, studies the history of humanity and comes to the task equipped not only with intelligence but
with that added faculty which is more
than a sixth sense—faith, it is not
difficult to see that the solution of
these problems is not now, and that
truth is in the keeping of that instinctive optimism which is both the
guiding star and the salvation of humanity.
"Why do they refer to government office as pie?"
"Because," answered Senator Sorghum, "it's something that nearly
everybody likes himself, although he
thinks it's bad for nearly everybody
These men, and such as they, gave
away their motives when they objected to the fruit and candy stores
on the ground that the children might
spend their Sunday school money in
them. There you have the whole
secret—money, money, money. What
a noble career! To go through life
supported by the pennies of little
school  children.
I beg that you will take this matter up. These men have kept a
decent, law-abiding city in a state of
turmoil for two years and a half. The
thing has got to stop—and stop now.
[This letter was, by an oversight,
omitted from the last issue of The
Week and incorrectly referred to in
the Editorial Columns as from "Subscriber."—Ed. Week.]
James G. Blaine would never turn
back to re-enter his home if he had
forgotten something.
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.he past week has been one con-
iial round of athletic events lit
ch the local teams have taken their
re of victories.
he first senior lacrosse match of
season, and the match which
tned the attraction for the open-
game at the new athletic park at
corner of Cook and Pembroke
:ets, drew a good crowd, but the
ctators were rather disappointed
the result, but to any follower of
game it must have been evident
t the locals had no chance before
game started. An excuse has
n made that the locals had no
ctice together, and that the team
made up of individual players
cted from the three clubs in thc
. If the players would get in and
k together a good team could be
ifred, but under the present ar-
gements it will be practically im-
sible to win a game. To have a
d team it requires a combined
rt on the part of everybody and
ss this is secured the team might
well go out of business. The
ls showed on Saturday that they
n how to play the game by de-
ng the Fairview team, and with
itant practice it will not only be
rmediate teams which will go
n to defeat.
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The Damrosch Orchestra, at the Victoria Theatre, Monday, June 1.
ie defeat of the local baseball
in the first match has apparently
a good effect for in their last
e matches the players have shown
they can play the game against
best  that  can   be   secured.   In
three games in which victory has
lied on their banners the spec-
s have been treated to good base
ball and if the team continues to
play as it has been lately there is
every reason to expect a most successful season. I must congratulate
the club on the additions that have
been made to the team since it was
defeated. Rithet and Schwengers have
proved a great help to the boys and
the introduction of Surplice and Peden as twirlers leaves little to hope
for. In the match on Saturday, the
former had the Washington team at
his mercy, while Peden tied the Willamette players up in knots. Both
have proved themselves steady and
reliable and it will have to be a strong
nine which lowers their colors. The
management is already taking steps
to have the Imperators of Seattle
pay a second visit to the city. It .will
be remembered that it was this team
that won from the locals, but I venture to state that the result will not
be as easy in a second match. For
this afternoon a game has been arranged with the Knights of Columbus
Lodge of Seattle. This is a strong
nine, including as it does several of
thc  best  players   in  the  Sound  city
outside of the big league teams.
The horse and automobile parade
on Monday brought out some of the
finest turnouts that have ever been
seen in this city. The display of
horseflesh was of a very high class
and proves that this city still retains
its proud position among the owners of good horses. The competition in the driving and racing classes
was very keen. The victory of Grey
Gratton, owned by Mrs. Gouge, in
the stallion class, was very popular.
The defeat of Uncle Dick owned by
Lib Bang, at the hands of Teddy,
owned by F. A. Thompson, came as
a surprise, but thc winner was in
better condition than Dick and was
entitled to the palm. In lhe other
classes the competition was just as
keen and I think it will lead to good
results in the introduction of horses
into this city. The parade has been
severely criticized by the Colonist,
which in an editorial suggests that
this feature should be eliminated from
the programme next year unless some
improvement can be made. This criticism, to say the least, is hardly fair
to the committee. I know for a fact
that the committee desired suggestions, and asked for some, but none
were forthcoming. If the Colonist
was sincere in its desire to have a
good parade, why did it not come forward with suggestions instead of laying back and throwing cold water on
the efforts of the committee. It is
the general rule in this city, however,
that very few arc willing to help but
there are large numbers who are always ready to knock and this time I
have to include the Colonist. From
the general tone of the article, however, 1 am led to believe that the
Colonist has reached the conclusion
that the parade was a failure owing
to thc fact that the Victoria Transfer
Co. did not enter any of its equine
wonders. It is too bad that thc parade was a failure and I feel certain
that had the Manager of the Colonist
felt inclined he could easily have
made success out of failure by enter
ing some of thc rigs under his control.
The result of the lapstreak races in
connection with the annual regatta
proved a miserable fiasco. This was
owing to two causes: First, poor
steering, and secondly, to the carelessness of several people in boats.
For the first there is only one remedy and that is more practice over
the course. For the second I would
suggest that next year the person
who has control over that portion of
water used for the races should be
approached and an effort made to
have it patrolled with regular officers
of thc law with authority to arrest
any boat which deliberately spoils a
race such as was done on Monday.
Thc result of the races was a surprise
to thc locals. It was the general
opinion that the local senior four
would win and the juniors lose. This
was, however, reversed. The rivalry
in the other events was very keen and
some good races resulted.
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Miss Herman of Duncans is in the
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Mr. and Mrs. Basil Prior left during the week for Frisco.
* *   *
Dr. Newcombe was a guest of Mr.
W. E. Oliver, Cowichan Lake.
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Mrs. Durand and Miss Durand
spent Tuesday in  Duncans.
Mr. J<?hn Hirsch, Duncans, came
down on Wednesday's train.
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Miss K. Gaudin paid a flying trip
to   Seattle  early  in   the  week.
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Mr. Bimbo Sweeney, Vancouver,
came over with the Vancouver crew.
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Mrs. Allen and Miss Allen (Angela)   spent the  holidays  in  Seattle.
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Mr. Percy Brown, Jr., came down
by the evening train on Tuesday.
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Mr. Donald Fraser, New Westminster, spent thc holidays in this city.
* w   w
Mr. Hagerty, Work Point Barracks,
paid a flying visit to Seattle on Saturday.
* *   *
Miss Ada Saunders was one of a
party who spent the 24th at Shawnigan Lake.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Davidge and
children, Toronto are visiting relatives here.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Ethelbert Day, Duncans, have been staying with friends
in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. E. A. Harris was the guest of
Colonel and Mrs.  Haggart at Cowichan Lake for the holidays.
•!<   w   w
Captain Leeming and the Misses
Leeming were guests at Koenig's,
Shawnigan Lake.
* *   *
Miss Lethisce was among the numerous Victorians who spent the holidays at Shawnigan Lake.
* *   *
Mrs. Rome, Mrs. Blaiklock, Miss
Rome and Mrs. Richard Jones, enjoyed a short holiday in Seattle.
* *   *
Mr. Bryan Drake was the guest
of Mr. W. E. Oliver at his Cowichan
River residence for four days.
* *   *
Miss Ada Walsh of Winnipeg came
over from Vancouver on Monday and
will spend two months in the city.
* *   *
Mr. Rothwell was a visitor at Riverside, Cowichan Lake, where he enjoyed some very good fishing early
in the week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Jukes and the Misses
Jukes, Vancouver enjoyed a short
holiday in Victoria and were guests
at the Oak Bay hotel.
1 *   *   *
Mrs. W. S. Hayes and her daughter,
Mrs. M. B. Ferguson with her two
children arrived in the city this week
to spend a couple of months.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Bridgeman, Miss J.
Bridgeman and Master Bridgeman
were   in   Duncan's   for   a   few   days
early in the week.
■    *   *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Oliver, after
spending a week at their place on
Cowichan River, returned home the
latter part of the week.
* *   *
Among the numerous Victorians
who went over for the celebrations
to Seattle were: Mr. and Mrs. R.
Day, Miss Day, Miss Gait, Miss Tilton and Miss Ethel Tilton, Miss
Norah Coombe, Mr. W. Newcombe,
Mr. J. Lawson and Mrs. D. Harris.
* *   *
In spite of the uncertain weather
on Monday hundreds of spectators
thronged the banks of the Gorge to
witness the annual Regatta. Mrs.
Crowe-Baker's residence was particularly gay with flags, bunting and
beautiful frocks of the smartly
gowned ladies among whom were noticed: Dr. and Mrs. Nelson, Mrs.
L'ttle, Miss Lucy Little, Mr. and
Mrs. Bodwell and children, Mrs.
Gaudin, and the Misses Gaudin, Mr.
and Mrs. James Harvey, Mr. and
Mrs. Arbuthnot, and Miss Arbuthnot, Mr. and Mrs. George Gillespie,
Miss Gillespie, Mr. D. Gillespie, Mrs.
Brady, Mrs. Loenholm, Miss Loenholn, Mr. R. Loenholn, Mr. and Mrs.
C. Spratt, Mr. and Mrs. C. Rhodes,
Mrs. Barton, Mrs. Courtney, Capt.
and Mrs. Nares, Colonel Gregory,
Mr. and Mrs. Rcbbeck, Miss Reb-
beck, Mr. B. Parker, Capt. and Mrs.
Tatlow, Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Ker,
Mr. and Mrs. B, Heisterman, Mrs.
T. S. Gore, Mrs. Heisterman, Miss O.
Heisterman, Mr. and Mrs. A. Coles,
Mr. and Mrs. R. McKenzie, Mr. S.
- Pitts,   Misses   Pitts,   Miss   Williams.
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Oriental Cream
Puriflei as well as Beautifies the Skin.
No other cosmetic will do it.
Removes Tan, Pimples, Freckles, Moth
Patches, Rash and Skin diseases, and
every blemish on beauty, and defies detection. It has stood the test of 60
years; no other has, and is so harmless—we taste it to be sure it is properly made. Accept no counterfeit of
similar name. The distinguished Dr. L.
A. Sayre said to a lady of the haut-ton
(a patient).* "As you ladles will use
them, I recommend 'Gourand's Cream' as
the least harmful of all the Skin preparations."
For sale by all druggists and Fancy
Goods Dealers.
For infants and adults. Exquisitely perfumed. Relieves Skin Irritations, cures
Sunburn and renders an excellent complexion.
Fries 35 cents, by mall.
Removes superfluous Hair.
Price |1.00, by mall.
37 Great Jones St.,        Hew Tork City.
Wholesale Distributors.
•Vancouver and Victoria, B.O.
$2,260 on easy terms buys one
acre on ear line, high and dry,
main road, quite clear, eminently
suitable for sub-division into lots,
neighbouring lots $760 up. Apply
to owner, 12 Amelia Street, off
Will You Take
$500 a Year..
for your spare time. In other
words the man who has a couple
of hours morning and evening
and will employ it in operating
A Cyphers Incubator
at his home can make from $500
in twelve months. We have a
unique plan to work on and will
be pleased to explain it to any
one interested.    Call or write.
Watson &
647 Johnson  Street,
A Residential aid Day School for Boys
Turkish Baths
Special  Massage and Hometreat-
ment by appointments.
Room 2, Vernon Blk., Douglas Ht.
Body Development.
Hours 1 to 6. Phone 1(29.
The Misses Pooley, Rev. and Mrs.
Baugh-Allen, Miss Allen, Mr. and
Mrs. McMicking, Misses McMicking,
Mrs. Brown, Miss E. Brown, Col.
and Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Blackwood,
Misses Blackwood, Mr. and Mrs. j.
Raymour and children, Dr. and Mrs.
Hind, Mr. Langton, Dr. and Mrs. O.
M. Jones and children, Miss Ella
Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher, Mr.
and Mrs. F. Barnard, Miss L. Wark,
Miss Lawson, Capt. and Mrs. Troupe,
Miss Troupe and many others.
Thorough Instruction.
New    Buildings,    Large    Athletic
For information write to
M.A., LL.D.
District of New Westminster.
TAKE NOTICE that Thomas Owen
Townley, of Vancouver, barrister at law,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: ,
Commencing at a post planted on the
southwest shore of Defence iBland,
Howe Sound, thence in a northerly, easterly, southerly and westerly direction,
following high water mark to the point
of commencement, containing 30 acres,
more or less, and being the whole of
the Island known as Defence Island.
Dated  8th April, 1908.
May 9
Notice   to   Architects.—Competitive
This is Parting Shot.
And then, pitilessly and concisely,
he put this one over the plate:
A tramp rang Dr. Smith's bell and
a woman came to the door.
" 'Madam,' said the tramp, 'will you
please ask the doctor to give mc a
pair of old  pants?'
"She smiled and said: "I don't
think they will  answer.'
"Why not?' whined the tramp.
"'Because I am the doctor,'" she
said she.
"And who are those men in the pie-
shaped caps?'' inquired the girl who
was making her first visit aboard
"They, I presume, arc the chorus,"
answered her companion, whose
knowledge of nautical matters was
also rather vague.
The Government of British Columbia
invite the Architects of British Columbia to submit competitive designs of a
Public Hospital for the Insane, which
it is proposed to erect at Coquitlam,
situated near New Westminster, B.C.
The designs, accompanied by specifications, reports and estimates of cost,
and superscribed, "Design, Public Hospital for the Insane," and addressed to
the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works, will be received up to noon
of Tuesday, the 30th June,  1908.
The designs, specifications, reports and
estimates of cost shall have no distinguishing marlc or motto, the author's
name being enclosed ln a blank sealed
envelope securely attached to the design
The design shall be adjudicated upon
by an Architect practising outside the
Province, to be selected by the Government, after the 30th June, 1908.
The design placed first by the Ad*
judlcator shall receive a premium of
$700, anil the one placed second, a premium of $600.
The Government is not bound to erect
the building from any of the designs
If the design awarded first place ls
accepted, the premium referred to above
shall be Included In the professional fee
paid to the architect.
Printed conditions governing the competition can be obtained by bona fide
competitors upon application to the undersigned.
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 7th May, 1908.
May 9
Matinees (any part of houae).,..10o
Evening*, Balcony  Ito
Lower Floor 20c
Boxes   sto
Every Afternoon
3 O'CIock.
Night Performances
8 and 9.15
The New Grand
SULLIVAN a CONSIDINE,    Proprietors!
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Tropical Performing Birds.
Singing Quartette.
Assisted by Fred. S. Campbell, in
"An Emergency Act."
Australian   Novelty   Musical  Act.
THOS. J. PRICE, Song Illustrator
"Cupid's Pranks."
M. Nagel, Director.
"Spring Song," By G. Merkel
Government and Johnston Sts.
Programme always first class.
Show daily, 2:00 to 5:30, 7:00 to 10:30.
Programme  changed  every  Monday
and Thursday.
Children's  Matinee Wednesday and
Saturday, Five Cents.
Experience little or no difficulty
in finding a cigar or blend of
smoking mixture that fits their
Our Manila or Havana
Cigars can't be beaten.
We carry a most complete line of smokers'
^^   Richardson
Cigar Store.
Phone 34s
Appleton Road—Saanich District.
SEALED TENDERS, superscrlb<
"Tenders for Appleton Road," will t
received by the Honourable the Chl<
Commissioner of Lands and Works, u
to noon of the 15th day of May, 190
for the construction of a piece of roa
through Section 45, Victoria Dlstric
known as the Appleton Road.
Plans, specifications and form of cor
tract, may be seen at the offlce of th
undersigned, Lands and Works Deparl
ment, Victoria, B.C., on and after Mor
day, the 4th of May next.
Each tender must be accompanied b
an accepted bank cheque, or certifleat
of deposit, on a Chartered Bank of Ce
nada, made payable to the Honourabl
the Chief Commissioner, in the sum 0
$100, which shall be forfeited if th
party tendering decline or neglect t
enter into contract when called uptf
to do so.
The cheques of unsuccessful tenderer
will be returned to them upon the execS
tion of the contract.
The successful tenderer will be re
quired to furnish a bond himself an
two securities, satisfactory to the Ho:
ourable the Chief Commissioner, in th
sum of $300 each, for the due fulfl
ment of the work contracted for to tt
satisfaction of the Honourable the Chi<
Commissioner. Upon the execution (
the contract the cheque of the contrai
tor will be returned.
Tenders will not be considered unlei
made out on the forms supplied ar
signed with the actual signature of tt
The lowest or any tender not necei
sarily accepted.
Public Works ISnginee
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 29th April, 1908.
May 9
Ferry, Copper City, Skeena River.
IN ACCORDANCE with Chapter 1
R.S.B.C, 1897, "Ferries Act," the Go
ernment of British Columbia invite a
plications for a charter for a ferry
ply across the Skeena River at what
known as Copper City, situaSed at t
end of the Kitamat Waggon R08
about 1,200 feet, more or less, bel(
the mouth of Copper River.
Applications will be received by t
Hon. the Chief Commissioner up to a
including the 30th day of May, 1908.
The limits of the ferry shall exte
for a distance of two miles above a
two miles below said point,
The charter will cover a period e
piring on the 30th June, 1910.
Twelve hundred (1,200) feet of 1
steel wire cable will be furnished
the Government.
The ferry shall be operated whenei
required between 7 a.m. and 7 p.i
very day excepting Sundays.
Applications shall give a descripti
of the scow or boat it is proposed
Applications shall state the tolls it
proposed to aBk for—
Each adult passenger.
Each child  (not in arms)  under
Each head of cattle, horse, mule
Each calf, sheep, goat or swine.
Each   vehicle   with   one   horse
Each cart or waggon with one ho
and driver, loaded.
Each   vehicle  with  two   horses   i
Each   vehicle  with  two  horses  t
driver, loaded.
Each parcel of 25 lbs. and under.
Freight, per 100 lbs. and under, n
perishable  goods.
Freight, per 100 lbs., and under, p
ishable goods.
The Government of British Colum
is not necessarily bound to accept i
application submitted.
Public Works Engini
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., April 27th, 1908.
May 9
Regulations for the Docking of Moor
of AU Vessels Arriving at Brit
Columbia   Ports   From   Plague-
fected Ports.
(Approved by Order of His Honour
Administrator-in-Council,  dated 8t
April,  1908). I
1. All vessels    arriving    at Brit
Columbia ports from ports infected
suspected  of  being  infected  with  "
bonic Plague shall conform to the
lowing regulations:—
(a) Vessels shall be moored
docked at a distance not less than
feet from wharf or land:
(b) Ropes or chains connectlni
vessel with wharf or land shall
protected by funnels of size and st
satisfactory to Local and Provin
Boards of Health:
(c) All   gangways   shall   be   11
when not in use.   Gangways whe
use shall be guarded against the
of rats by a person specially deti
for this purpose:
(d) All vessels changing rout
solely British Columbia ports 1
give satisfactory evidence of d
fection and extermination of vei
to Provincial Board of Health.
2. Every owner, agent, or captai
any vessel, and every other person
latlng or instructing, authorising,
dering, permitting, or otherwise
fering any person to violate any oi
foregoing regulations shall be li
upon summary conviction before
two Justices of the Peace, for .
such offence to a fine not exceeding
hundred dollars, with or without c
or to imprisonment, with or wit
hard labour, for a term not exce<
six months, or to both fine and
prisonment in the discretion of the
victfng magistrates.
Dated at Victoria,  9th April,  19
(By Command).
Provincial Secre
Charles J. Fagan, M.D.,
Secretary Provincial Board of Hel
May 9 THE WEBK, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1908.
Our Leaders
Tennis Racquets
Slazenger & Co.'s Best, the
Price, $10.00.
Wright & Ditson's Best, the
and "PIM."
Price, $9.00.
We also have a large assortment of racquets—prices $2.00,
$3.50, $4.00, $5.00 and upwards.
Largest stock on Vancouver
M. W. Waitt & Co.
1004 Govt. St.
|F. W. Stevenson
I Railroad and Industrial Hand
Books on Request.
I Key Fitting      Lock Repairing
Telephone 1718
Mechanical Repairs aad Saw
lUp-to-date Machinery for Lawn
■Mower Grinding and Tool
■Sharpening. Tires put on Go-
■Carts and Springs Replaced,
Prompt attention and work
Opp. Transfer Stables,
3TICE is hereby given that thirty
1 after date I Intend to apply to the
lourable Chief Commissioner of
Ids and Works for a license to pros-
1 for coal and petroleum under the
bwing described lands on Graham
1—Commencing at a post planted
the southwest corner of Lot Ten,
ham Island; thence south 80 chains;
Ice east 80 chains; thence north 80
Ins; thence west 80 chains to point
faked April 27th, 1908.
T. D. Twaddle, Agent.
DTICE is hereby given that thirty
j after date I intend to apply to
| Honourable Chief Commissioner of
ds and Works for a licence to pros-
for Coal and Petroleum under the
owing described lands on Graham
2—Commencing at a post planted
lhe southwest corner of Lot Ten,
liam Island, thence south 80 chains;
Ice west 80 chains; thence north 80
Ins; thence east 80 chains to point
[aked April 27th, 1908.
T. D. Twaddle, Agent.
No. 5—Commencing at a post planted
at the northeast corner, one mile west
of the southeast corner of Lots Six,
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains to point of commencement.
Staked Ajril  27th,   1908.
T. W. Twaddle, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Honourable Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a licence to prospect for Coal and Petroleum under the
following described lands on Graham
No. 6—Commencing at a post planted
at the northwest corner, one mile west
of the southeast corner of Lot Six,
thence south 80 chains; thence east 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains to point of commencement.
Staked April 27th,  1908.
T. W. Twaddle, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Honourable Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a licence to prospect for Coal and Petroleum under the
following described lands on Graham
No. 7—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner of Coal Licence
2304, being northwest corner; thence
south 80 chains; thence east 80 chains;
thence north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement.
Staked April 27th, 1908.
T. D. Twaddle, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I Intend to apply to
the Honourable Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a licence to prospect for Coal and Petroleum under the
following described lands on Graham
No. 8—Commencing at a post planted
at the northeast corner, at the southeast corner of 2306, Graham Island;
thence south 80 chains; thence west
80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains to point of commencement.
Staked April 27th, 1908.
T. D. Twaddle, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Honourable Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a licence to prospect for Coal and Petroleum under the
following described lands on Graham
No. .—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner, opposite the
southeast corner of Coal Licence 2306,
thence north 80 chains; thence east 80
chains; thence south 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains to point of commencement.
Staked April 27th, 1908.
T. D. Twaddle, Agent.
NOTICE ls hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Honourable Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a licence to prospect for Coal and Petroleum under the
following described lands on Graham
No. 10—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner, at the northeast corner of Coal Licence 2306, thence
north SO chains; thence east 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement.
Staked April 27th,  1908.
May 16 T. D. Twaddle, Agent.
THE attention of the Lands and
Works Department having been directed
to the fact that town lots in a town-
site named Prince Rupert, being a subdivision of Lot 642, Range 6, Coast District, situated on the mainland between
the mouth of the Skeena River and
Kaien Island, are being offered for sale,
it has been deemed necessary to warn
the public that the said townsite ls not
situated at the terminus of the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway, and is not the
townsite which is owned jointly by the
Government of British Columbia and
the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company.
Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works,
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., May lst, 1908.
May 9
TAKE NOTICE that the British Columbia Canning Canning Company, Limited, of London, England and Victoria,
B.C., Salmon Canners and Sawmill Owners, intend to apply for permission to
lease the following described foreshore
and submerged land adjoining lot No.
3, Range, 2, Coast District.
Commencing at a post marked "B.C.C.
Co., South Post," planted on Island,
forming part of said Lot No, 3, three
chains S. M W. from the Church, situate on the Wannuck River, Rivers Inlet, B.C., thence due west one-quarter
mile, thence due north one-half mile to
a post marked "B. C. C. Co., N.W.
Post," on the north shore of Rivers Inlet, thence along the shore one-quarter
mile due east, thence due south to island
first mentioned,
25th April,  1908.
May 2 D. McPhee, Agent.
TAKE NOTICE that the British Columbia Canning Company, Ltd., of London, England, and Victoria, B.C., Salmon Canners and Sawmill Owners, intend to apply for permission to lease the
following described foreshore and submerged land fronting lots Nos. 4, 10, and
14, range 2, Coast District:
Commencing at a post marked "B.C.C.
Co. N.E. Post," planted at the Southeast corner of the Victoria Cannery,
Rivers Inlet, at high water mark,
thence due west one-half mile, thence
in a southerly direction to the N. W.
corner of Lot No. 14, thence easterly
along the shore to point of commencement.
May 2 D. McPhee, Agent.
______ _7^_   __,
■OTICE is hereby given that thirty
p after date I intend to apply to
I Honourable Chief Commissioner of
ds and Works for a licence to pros-
for Coal and Petroleum under the
bwing described lands on Graham
... 3—Commencing at a post planted
lhe northwest corner, opposite the
Ihwest corner of Lot 11, Graham
hd; thence south 80 chains; thence
chains; thence north 80 chains;
Ice west 80 chains to point of com-
>ked April 27th,  1908.
T. D. Twaddle, Agent.
PTICE ls hereby given that thirty
after  date I  Intend  to apply  to
honourable Chief Commissioner of
Is and Works for a licence to pros-
|for Coal and Petroleum under the
ving  described   lands  on   Graham
I. 4—Commencing at a post planted
lhe northwest corner, being ten
fs south of the northeast corner of
12947, thence south 80 chains;
fce east 80 chains; thence north 80
Is; thence west 80 chains to point
Iked April 27th, 1908.
T. D. Twaddle, Agent.
JTICE Is hereby given that thirty
after date  I  intend  to  apply  to
honourable Chief Commissioner of
Is and Works for a licence to pros-
Tfor Coal and Petroleum under the
ving described lands on Graham
NOTICE ls hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a licence to prospect for coal
and petroleum under the lands in Nelson
District, described as follows:
Commencing at a post planted near
the northeast corner post of Lot 23,
Nelson District, (E. & N. Survey), proceeding thence in a northerly direction
45 chains more or less along the sea
shore until the north boundary line of
the Old Baynes Sound Coal Co's coal
lease ls reached, thence following said
boundary line of the Baynes Sound Coal
Co.'s lease west 80 chains more or less,
thence south 46 chains more or less;
thence east 80 chains more or less to
point of commencement.
April 21st, 1908.
Per E. A. Carew-Glbson, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a licence to prospect for coal
and petroleum under the lands in Nelson District, described as follows:
Commencing at a post placed about
one mlle more or less east of the northeast corner of Lot 23, Nelson District,
(E. & N. Survey), proceeding thence
north 45 chains more or less to Intersection with the north boundary line
of the old Baynes Sound Coal Co.'s lease,
thence west 80 chains; thence south
45 chains, more or less; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement.
April  21st,   1908.
Per E. A. Carew-Glbson, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a licence to prospect for
coal and petroleum under the lands ln
Nelson District, described as follows:
Commencing at a post placed about
one and one-half miles west of the
northwest corner of Lot 23, Nelson District (E. & N. Survey), thence north
40 chains more or less to the intersection with the north boundary line
of the old Baynes Sound Coal Co/s coal
lease, following said line 40 chains
more or less to the Intersection of the
Western boundary line of said Baynes
Sound Coal Mining Co.'s lease, thence
following said boundary line south 80
chains; thence east 30 chains, more or
less; thence north 40 chains more or
less; thence east 10 chains to point
of commencement.
April   22nd,   1908.
Per E. A. Carew-Glbson, Agent.
NOTICE ls hereby given that thirty
days after date I Intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a licence to prospect for coal and
petroleum under the lands in Nelson
District, described as follows:
Commencing at a post placed near
the northwest corner of section 1, Nelson District, proceeding thence west 20
chains; thence north 16 chains; thence
west 20 chains more or less to Western
boundary line of the Old Baynes Sound
Coal Co.'s coal lease; thence south 80
chains, following said boundary line;
thence east 40 chains more or less to
Western boundary line of Section 1,
Nelson District; thence following said
western boundary line of Section 1,
north 65 chains more or less to Initial
April 23rd,  1908.
Court  House,  Vancouver—Heating and
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tender for Heating and Ventilating
Court House, Vancouver," will be received by the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, Victoria,
B.C., up to and including Monday, the
8th day of June, 1!)08, for heating and
ventilating the Court House at Vancouver.
Drawings, specifications and conditions of contract may be seen by intending tenderers on and after Wednesday, the 12th day of May, 1908, at
the offlce of the Clerk of Works on
the Court House site, at the corner of
Georgia and Howe Streets, Vancouver,
B.C., and at the offlce of the Public
Works   Engineer,   Victoria.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certlflcate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the order of the
Hon. the Chief Commissioner, in the sum
of one thousand ($1,000) dollars, which
shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline or neglect to enter into
contract when called upon to do so, or
fail to complete the work contracted
for. The cheques or certificates of
deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will
be returned to them upon the execution
of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signatures of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., Cth May, 1908.
May 16
"Companies' Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 433.
"Michigan Commercial Insurance Company" is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of
British Columbia and to corry out or
affect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company ls
situate at Lansing, Ingham County,
The amount of the capital of the
Company ls three hundred thousand dollars, divided into six thousand shares
of fifty dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company ln
this Province is situate at Victoria, and
R. P. Rithet & Company, Insurance
Agents, whose address ls Victoria, B.C.,
ls the attorney for the Company.
The time of the existence of the Company ls thirty years from the 19th day
of October, A.D., 1904.
Given   under  my  hand  and  seal  of
offlce at  Victoria,  Province of British
Columbia,  this  16th day of April, one
thousand nine hundred and eight.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
To make Insurance on dwelling
houses, stores, and all kinds of buildings and upon household furniture,
goods, wares and merchandise, and any
other property against loss or damage
by fire, and to make insurance upon
vessels, freights, goods, wares, merchandise, and other property against the
risk of inland navigation and transportation.
May 2
District of Rupert.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Frank Kelly,
of Victoria, B.C., timber cruiser, intend
to apply for a special timber license
over the following described lands:
6. Commencing at a post planted at
northwest corner of T. L. 16186, Section
3, Township 33; thence east 40 chains;
thence north 160 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence south 160 chains to point
of commencement, and containing 640
acres, more or less.
December  17th,   1907.
May 16 George H. Jackson, Agent,
To T. J. Graham, registered and assessed owner of Lot 291, Mount
Tolmie  Park,  Victoria District.
TAKE NOTICE that application has
been made to Register William Flannery
as the owner in fee simple of the above
lot under a Tax Sale Deed from the
Assessor of the District of Victoria,
dated the 16th of January, 1903, and
you are required to contest the claim
of the said William Flannery within 30
days from the first publication hereof.
Dated at Land Registry Offlce, Victoria, British Columbia, this 12th day
of May, 1908.
May 16 Registrar General,
,/i 1 CrIVTS  and Trade Hark
obtained in all countries.
Registered Patent Attorney and
Mechanical Engineer.
Room 3, Fairfield Block, Granville St.,
"Companies' Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 434.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the "Inter-provincial Land Company" is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of British
Columbia and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company
to which the legislative authority of the
Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company Is
situate at the City of Winnipeg, in the
Province of Manitoba.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is sixty thousand dollars, divided into six hundred shares of one
hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at the City of
Victoria, and James Fulford Fielde,
agent, whose address Is Victoria, aforesaid, is the attorney tor the Company.
Given  under  my  hand  and  seal   of
offlce  at Victoria,  Province  of British
Columbia,  this  21st day of April,  one
thousand nine  hundred and  eight.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
(a) Acquiring, holding, leasing, renting, selling, dealing in. and disposing
of, real estate or any interest therein,
or any mortgage or Hen thereon;
(b) To improve real estate by erecting buildings thereon, or ln any other
way altering or dealing with the same:
(c) To lend money on the security of
any real or personal property, and for
such purposes to take mortgages, bills
of sale, and other pledges or liens thereon;
(d) To enter Into agreements for the
erection or improvement or sale of land
or buildings;
(e) To acquire, own, sell, or otherwise dispose of, timber, timber limits,
permits and licences, coal lands, or mining lands, or mining rights of any sort
or description;
(f) To hold agencies far fire, or life
insurance, or manufacturing companies;
(g) To carry on farming or gardening operations;
(h) To buy, sell, and deal ln, cattle,
horses, and other animals and farm produce, and generally to carry on a general
real estate, loaning, renting, Insurance
agency and mercantile agency business;
(i) To acquire, purchase, sell, hold,
and deal in, the stock-in-trade, effects,
both real and personal, business, and
good-will of any person, firm or corporation engaged in similar business;
(j) To acquire, buy, sell, and hold,
stock in other companies with similar
objects and powers.
Solicitors for the Inter-provincial Land
May 2
District of Alberni.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Mary I. Williams, of Victoria, B.C., aplnster, intend
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted at the south-west end
of one of the group located on the chart
as the one hundred Islands, and extending around this island to point of
commencement; supposed to contain 20
acres, more or less.
Dated April  3rd,  1908.
May 2
District of Alberni.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Elizabeth Margaret Wallis Williams, of Victoria, B.C.,
spinster, Intend to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted
on the north-east side of Puzzle Island,
extending around the Island to point of
commencement, and containing 86 acres,
more or less.
Elizabeth Margaret Wallis Williams.
May 2 	
In the matter of our application for a
Duplicate    Certlflcate   of   Title    to
Subdivision Lots 46 and 47 of Lot
68, and part of Lot 73, Spring Ridge
(Map 395)  Victoria City.
Notice Is hereby given that It is my
Intention at the expiration of one month
from  the  (late  of  the  first  publication
hereof  to  Issue a  Duplicate Certlflcate
of   Title  to  said   lands   Issued   to  William   Ralph   on   the  30th  day  of  June,
1892,  and  numbered  13496 A.
Land   Registry   Offlce,   Victoria,   B.C.,
this 13th day of May, 1908.
May 23 Registrar-General.
Fuel for Public Buildings.
WHOLE or separate sealed tenders
will be received by the Hon. the Chief
Commissioner up to and including Monday, the lirst day of Juno next, for
supplying and delivering best lump and
washed nut coal required at the Provincial Government Buildings at Viotoria, Vancouver and New Westminster,
B.C., as enumerated hereunder, during
the year ending June 0th, 1909, to be
delivered in such quantities and at such
times as may be directed during tbe
period above stated.
The approximate annual consumption
of coal at each of the buildings named
is as follows:—
Best lump coal—
Parliament Buildings, Victoria..230tons
Government House, "       ..110 "
Court House, "        ..60 "
Jail, "        ..100 "
Court House, Vancouver  88 "
Court House, New Westminster. 70 "
Provincial Hospital for Insane,
New Westminster   60 *'
Jail, New Westminster   40 "
Wash nut coal—
Provincial Hospital for Insane,
New Westminster  1200 "
The above-mentioned quantities are
not guaranteed; the quantity actually
required may be under or above th*
figures stated.
Whole tenders shall be accompanied
by a cheque in the sum of $300, and
separate tenders by a cheque In the
sum of $100 on a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable to the Hon. the
Chief Commissioner, which will be forfeited if the party tendering decline or
neglect to enter Into the contract when
called upon to do so.
The cheques of unsuccessful tenderer*
will be returned upon the execution Of
the contract.
The Department ls not bound to accept the lowest or any tender.
Tenders must be signed by the actual
signature of the tenderers.
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 14th May, 1908.
May 23
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days
after date we intend to apply to the
Hon- the Chief Commissioner of Landa
and Works for a license to prospect
for coal and petroleum on the following
described lands, situated near Coal
Creek, Renfrew District, B. C: Commencing at a post planted at the northeast corner of section 88, and marked
John Meston and W. H. Anderson;
thence west 80 chains to northeast corner of section 87; thence north 80
chains; thence east to western boundary
of the E. & N. Railway Company's
Lands; thence following said boundary
of Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway
Company's Lands; thence following said
boundary of Esquimalt and Nanaimo
Railway Company's lands to point of
Staked May 18th, 1908.
May 23
District of Renfrew.
TAKE NOTICE that Frank V. Hobbi
of Victoria, B.C., occupation gentleman,
intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted about
eight chains ln a northerly direction
from the southeast corner of section
eleven, township eleven, thence following the sinuosities of the shore line
northwesterly 17 chains, thence southwesterly 10 chains, thence northerly 10
chains, thence southeasterly to the point
of intersection of the southeast quarter
of section eleven (11) and the southwest quarter of section twelve (12),
township 11, Renfrew District, and extending eastwards from said shore line
as before described and including the
foreshore and land covered by water.
Dated April 6, 1908.
"Companiea Aot, 1897."
I hereby certify that "The Ferro-Con-
crete Construction Company" has this
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act,
1897," to carry out or effect all or any
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company li
situate at Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio.
The amount of the capital of the
Company Is flve hundred thousand dollars, divided into flve thousand shares
of one hundred dollars each.
The head ofllce of the Company ln this
Province   ls   situate   at   Victoria,   and
Henry Graham Lawson, Solicitor, whose
address Is Victoria, B.C., is the attorney
for  the  company.    Not  empowered  to
Issue and transfer stock.
Given under my hand and Soal of Office
at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this fourth day of April, one
thousand nine hundred and eight,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which  this company
has been established and registered are:
Manufacturing and dealing ln lire-proofing and building material of all kinds,
and constructing, equipping and owning
buildings, bridges and structures of all
kinds,  and all  things  incident  thereto,
of  engaging  in   a  general   contracting
business; and of acquiring, holding, owning and disposing of all rights, patent
and  otherwise,  necessary  and  convenient for the prosecution of its business.
Range  1,  Coast  District.
TAKE NOTICE that we, the undersigned, Intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
the purchase of the following described
Commencing at a post planted on the
east side of Loughborough Inlet about
three-quarters of a mile south of McBride Bay and about len chains north
of old mill; thenco east twenty chains;
thonce south twenty chains; thence west
twenty chains more oi less to the east
short of Loughborough Inlet; thence
northerly twenty chains more oi less
and following the east shore of Loughborough Inlet to tho point of commencement.
Dated May lst,  1908.
May 9 G. S. Wilson, Agent. THE WEEK, SATURDAY MAY 30, 1908,
X Husk and      %
I   The Drama. $
Francis Wilson.
On Monday evening Francis Wilson appeared at the Victoria Theatre
in a farce by Charles Marlowe entitled "When Knights Were Bold."
The offering might be more correctly
described as a Farcical Phantasy. All
through it was more or less, and
rather more, of a burlesque, and in
reality a vehicle for enabling Francis
Wilson to display his particular brand
of comicality. He is intensely amusing; he has a quaint appearance, some
originality, a large stock of drolleries
and witticisms and that peculiar dry
humour associated by old playgoers
with memories of Harry Paulton. One
of Mr. Wilson's great attractions is
his voice, which is rich, deep and
always distinct. Although the part
did not suit him, because no more
ridiculous combination could be conceived than Wilson as a Vere dc
Vere; he could not help being exceedingly entertaining. Indeed he
kept the Company as well as the
audience in convulsions of laughter.
He was admirably supported and the
particular star was Miss Mary Bo-
land, who made such a success here
last fall in "Strongheart." A just
criticism came from a lady who sat
behind me when she said: "He is a
first class comedian wasting his talents on such a Farce."
Being a Frohman offering it goes
without saying that costumes and
scenery were all that could be desired.
On Monday next one of the most
notably engagements of the season
is underlined for the Victoria Theatre in the Damrosch Orchestra. The
fame of this celebrated conductor is
world-wide, and no lover of music
can afford to miss the opportunity
of hearing what is admitted to be the
finest Orchestra now before the public. Mr. Damfoseh'is more' than a
conductor; he is a master and an authority on musical affairs. In addition
to the members of the band he brings
several of the best New York sing-
| ers. The cost of his engagement is
far beyond that of any musical aggregation which has yet visited Victoria, and in the interest of future
engagements it is to be hoped that
Manager Rickett's enterprise will
meet with its reward.
impersonator of musical directors and
composers, he is unrivalled. It matters not whether the audience has seen
the originals or not the enjoyment is
the same, as a specimen of character
acting Mr. French's work cannot be
beaten. Possibly the next attraction
in order of merit is the Great Santell,
who is entitled to his description on
the programme as a sensational athlete. Those young ladies, and their
number is legion, who love to study
muscularity at a safe distance have
the chance of their lives this week.
Miss Lola Herman is a charming
young lady from Vancouver Island
who has been discovered by Mr. Jameson and who plays the violin in a
manner which may well be envied
by professional artists thrice her age.
George Wilson is a minstrel artist
about as funny as they make them
and furnishes the humorous side bf
the entertainment. Grace Darnley, an
acrobatic dancer and contortionist,
is also exceedingly good; indeed if
my reputation were at stake I could
not offer a word of criticism on thc
show which is crowding the New
Grand at every performance, and
which will make it harder than ever
for Manager Jameson to live up to
his reputation.
The feature act for next week will
be Mlle. Marzella, Queen of the
feathered world, and her troupe of
tropical performing birds, including
parrots, pigeons, cockatoos, macaros
and giant ravens. Other big features
will be The 'Varsity Four, singing
quartette; Fitzgerald and Wilson,
comedians; Edward McWade and
Margaret May, assisted by Fred. S.
Campbell, in "An Emergency Act";
Monahan and Shehan, Australian novelty musical act; Thos. J. Price, singing the illustrated song "Somewhere";
New Moving Picture, entitled "Dr.
Jakyll and Mr. Hyde," and the
"Spring Song," by G. Merkel, as an
overture by the orchestra.
John Drew.
On Thursday next Victorians will
have an opportunity of seeing the
finest living actor in his own line,
that of high class comedy. John
Drew is a unique personality and a
unique actor, Canadian born he has
lived most of his life in the United
States where as long as twenty-five
years ago he became an established
favourite as leading man in drawing-
room dramas. He has a deftness of
touch, a gracefulness and a finish
which are strongly reminiscent of
Charles Matthews, his style and elocution are nearly perfect and it would
be difficult at the present day to suggest any actor who more assuredly
preserves thc best traditions of the
stage. Mr. Drew has never before
been seen in Victoria, indeed it is by
a stroke of great good luck that Mr.
Ricketts was able to book the engagement. The play in which he appears,
"My Wife," is admittedly high class
and altogether worthy of Mr. Drew's
powers. The star is accompanied by
two of the most fascinating and popular actresses on the stage, Miss Dorothy Tennant and Miss Millie Burke.
If there is a vacant seat in thc Victoria Theatre on Thursday next it
will be a reproach to the dramatic
judgment of Victoria.
Robert Mantell.
On the 13th and 14th of July,
Robert B. Mantell, the greatest living Shakespearean actor, will play in
Victoria. This is Mr. Mantell's first
visit to the West; and it is no exaggeration torsay that since the days of
Salvini the elder, he is the only
Shakespearean actor who has thoroughly grasped the character of
Othello. It is greatly to be hoped
that this splendid acting play will
be one of thc two chosen by Mr.
Mantell, the second will probably be
either The Merchant of Venice or
Richelieu. Mr. Mantell brings a star
Company, and having known him
since he first went on the stage in
England I do not hesitate to say that
Victoria has never seen a Shakespearean actor who approaches him
in the slightest degree.
Good News for Victoria.
The Committee of the Victoria
Tennis Club is arranging for a visit
from Miss May Sutton, the lady Tennis Champion of the world, and it
may be regarded as certain that she
will play here in the open tournament which commences on July 27.
This will be a great treat, as Miss
Sutton is undoubtedly, one of the
finest exponents of the game who
ever handled a racquet. As she will
bc accompanied by a number of California players, ladies and gentlemen,
a great treat may be expected. The
committee is busy at work endeavouring to arrange for a new Grand Stand
to accommodate the large number
who will wish to see Miss Sutton. The
only trouble is that the grounds are
too small to admit more than a
limited number, but every inch of
available space will be utilized. The
event will be a red letter day in the
annals of Victoria Tennis.
Rules for Autoists.
The New Grand.
Opinions differ even on the subject of vaudeville shows, but this
week there is no such differenoe, and
it must be admitted that Manager
Jameson has the best aggregation of
turns which has ever appeared at thc
New Grand. The great Henri French
is easily the chief attraction.   As an
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