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 Telephone 2304
3 Blocks from Boat Landing
The Neiu
Rates, $2.50 per Day and Up
100 Rooms, Strictly Modern
First Class Cuisine
South Government St.        Victoria, B. C
The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review*
Pabllshtd at Victoria. B. 6.
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
/ol. 10.   No. ty.   rf
Tenth Year
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
The Methodist Conference held in
Victoria this week will be remem-
bd for the pronounced stand taken on
I subject of Moral Reform, and the bril-
address delivered last Sunday night in
I Metropolitan Church by Dr. T. Albert
pre.    Methodism has always been dis-
fiished for its insistency upon clean liv-
John Wesley was almost an ascetic,
|led a life of self denial.   He demanded
highest standard of conduct among his
[wers, and the institution of the class
Jing which has always been regarded as
nost distinctive feature of Methodist
was designed to stimulate and pro-
j purity of life through the interchange
kutual experiences.   For more than a
jry the Methodist Church placed its
Ion many amusements and entertain-
|s which were generally indulged in,
(which were not tabooed by any other
fch.    At the last Conference in Vic-
this ban was partially, if not entirely,
Jived, a notable concession to the spirit
lie times and one which can only be
mended if upon no other grounds than
]use the ordinance  forbidding indulg-
in this direction, had for long been
|re honoured in the breach than the ob-
ance of it." This did not indicate any
Icening of the great Methodist Church
[rds the subject of Moral Reform, and
Common   with   the   other   Christian
Iches it maintains a very active and en-
ltic department to carry on this work
Ir the direction of Dr. T. Albert Moore.
] whole polity of the Methodist Church
well  reflected in the two addresses
li in the Metropolitan pulpit on Sun-
Jlast.   In the morning the venerable Dr.
|nan, as might have been expected, in
)rdination address, dealt largely with
[fundamental doctrines of his Church.
|spoke as he always does like a "Pro-
in Israel" and like a religious teacher
of his ground.    Whoever else may
lige there is no change in the Doctor;
■theology is the theology of John Wes-
|and the moral of all he had to say was
the preaching and teaching of theology
but a means to an end, ahd that end
ocl living."    Dr. Moore confined him-
in a brilliant and exhaustive address,
lhe duty of Christians not only to live
It themselves but to aid in every effort
| helping others.   It was a purely altru-
discourse, one entirely in keeping with
|spirit of the age, and if it went a little
of the mark on one occasion, particu-
in denouncing military instruction and
Itary training, it was on the whole a
pal and irresistible appeal.   The Metho-
Church may well rest its claims upon
I foundations so ably set forth by Dr.
Inan and Dr. Moore.
\HE CITY SCHOOLS—The ratepayers of the City of Victoria
expended the huge sum of $164,-
llO on education during the year 1911.
Yyone who takes an interest in this most
Want of all subjects, and everyone who
|ts to know where his money goes should
copy of the Report of the Board of
bol Trustees just published by the relied Superintendent, Mr. Edward B.
), M.A.   The Report  not  only  deals
the business of the year but is a com-
|ium of information on the subject
li 1855 to date. It tells how the Hon-
Ible the Hudson's Bay Co. established
lie schools in Victoria, B. C, under the
Irvision of the Rev. E. Cridge, M.A.,
liat year.   It goes on to show that in
the first free school system was estab-
[d, ancl the sum of $10,000 set apart,
lhe Vancouver Island House of As-
|)ly as a school fund for that year.   In
the local Legislative Assembly passed
■first Public School Act which placed
lation in Victoria and the Province on
a firm footing. There is not space to deal
with the details of this interesting pamphlet.
It answers every question which could reasonably be asked, but -a few figures may be
interesting. The Report shows a total valuation of school property in the City of
$611,164.56. Another schedule gives every
particular of the cost of education reduced
finally to the computed cost per pupil,
which ranges from $22.10 at Hillside to
$37.30 at the George Jay School, and $72.67
at the High School. The total number of
pupils enrolled in November, 1911, was
3,858. Every account paid by the Trustees
is shown in detail together with a proper
balance sheet, giving assets and liabilities.
Among the many other important matters
incorporated in the general Report are supplementary reports dealing with the medical officer's work, physical training, the
Athletic Association, the supervision of
singing, of needlework, of domestic science,
Bl)e Over-S*as (Hub
"We sailed wherever ships could sail.
We founded many a mighty state;
Pray God our greatness may not fail
Through craven fears of being great,
of the Over-Seas Club sends
Greetings to the Parent Organization and to O. C. Stanches the *
world over, assuring them of its
fidelity to our creed and objects,
and its profound conviclion that
the banding together of so many
subje&s of the King is yearly
strengthening those ties which bind
its members in loyalty and affection
to the Throne and the Empire.
D. B. MacLAREN, Secretary
Victoria, B.C., May 24th. 1912
of art, and of manual training. There is
an interesting reference to the High School
Cadet Corps and naturally a paragraph
commenting on the satisfaction with whicii
the Board as well as the citizens of Victoria generally heard the announcement by
the Minister of Education that a Normal
School is about to be established in the
City. From the report, whicii by the way
publishes a lengthy reference and a print of
the new High School about to be constructed, it may be gathered that the work
of education in Victoria is conducted on the
most approved lines laid down by the present Schools Act, that the Board of Trustees is deeply interested in the work of
education, and is indefatigable in discharging its duty, and if every Department of
the public service was as well managed
there would be a little criticism to offer.
RICHARD'S MEASURE—The Victoria Times is terribly distressed because the Hon. Richard McBride,
Premier of British Columbia, has met with
a reception in London commensurate with
the position ancl growing importance of his
native Province. Presumably the Times expected that he would arrive in London,
attend to his business in some back alley
or slum, and hurry out of the City again
under cover of night without anyone being
aware of his presence. The Times made a
bad guess, it took no account of the fact
that British Columbia is not only the richest
Province in the Dominion but one of the
richest in the Empire ancl that for some
time past it has been the "billet" for Old
Country investors. It took no account of
the fact that British Columbia has a Premier of note ancl mark, whose genius ancl
executive ability have redeemed it from a
position of bankruptcy and negligence, ancl
placed it on the high road to permanent
prosperity. It took no account of the fact
that the Premier of British Columbia is big
enough to think ancl to speak upon problems
of far greater importance than any mere
Provincial interest, and that the number of
those who look to him for light ancl leading
on National and Imperial questions is rapidly increasing. It took no account of the
fact that Premier McBride has especially
distinguished himself by a definite ancl emphatic pronouncement in favour of Canada
contributing substantially ancl promptly to
Imperial Naval Defence, and that this pronounced attitude was certain to establish a
bond of sympathy between him ancl the
Ficst Lord of the Admiralty. It also took
no account of the fact that His Majesty
King George is the Royal son of a Royal
father, possessing much of the intelligence
and tact which made King Edward the most
popular and powerful monarch in the world,
and therefore certain to recognise in some
marked manner, to be emphasized in a still
more marked manner probably later this
year, his appreciation of his brilliant service to the Empire. By and by it may
possibly dawn on the comprehension of the
Liberal press that the public servant may
be worthy of some such recognition
irrespective of his political affiliations.
NAVAL DEFENCE—Since the last
issue of The Wepk two notable atl-
. dresses have been delivered, one in
England, the other in Canada. At home
Mr. Winston Churchill has again demonstrated his fitness for the high office whicii
he now fills as First Lord of the Admiralty
by giving a definite turn to the discussion
of the subject of Imperial Naval Defence.
Men in the position of Mr. Churchill do not
speak idle words. Skilled in the arts of
diplomacy, ancl steeped in the traditions of
Constitutional Government, they weigh
what they have to say, and often convey
much more of their meaning by suggestion
than by explicit statement. After dwelling
on the importance of carrying out the present policy of the Imperial Government with
respect to maintaining the supremacy of the
seas, and after emphatically declaring that
for every battleship that Germany built
England must build two, he turned to the
question of concentration of the British
fleet in home waters, and the necessity
thereby imposed upon the Overseas Dominions to take a "larger share" in Naval Defence in order to leave the Mother Country
free at home. He proceeded to suggest
that this "larger share" might well mean
that the Overseas Oominions should provide a Navy "to police their own seas."
Surely a definite ancl significant recommendation. Much might be said on this
subject but in view of the impending conference in London between the Federal
Government and the Admiralty it may be
well to refrain from advising them on all
the details of National and Imperial policy.
Probably they may have ideas of their own
on the subject and a cut and dried programme framed in Victoria which is not
distinguished for its Naval experts, nor indeed for its military experts, since
Kitchener and Roberts were instructed how
to win the Boer War might not be altogether acceptable. It is, however, permissible to say that the full significance of
Mr. Churchill's suggestion will only be apparent to those who realise the gravity of
the situation at home, and who note with
feelings of disquiet the enormous addition
just made to the German naval and mili
tary estimate. Meanwhile little New Zealand has not only built and presented to
the Imperial Navy a battleship of the
Dreadnought type, costing $10,000,000, but
has cabled to the Admiralty that it wishes
its battleship to be entirely at the disposal
of the Admiralty without reference to New
Zealand waters.
THE NAVY LEAGUE—On Thursday evening next the various
branches of the Navy League of
British Columbia will hold a public meeting in the Victoria Theatre. Clive Phillipps Wolley, the popular and eloquent
President, will have charge of the meeting,
ancl an important resolution will be submitted urging the Dominion Government to
announce its Naval policy at the earliest
possible date. The object of this meeting
is not in any way to embarass the Government, neither has it any political aspect.
The members of the Navy League belong
to all political parties, and are equally devoted to the cause they have at heart.
They place patriotism before politics, and
they are just as insistent that Mr. Borden
should do something promptly as they
were that Sir Wilfrid Laurier should do.
They are fully aware that Mr. Borden has
announced officially that his Government
will hold a conference with the Admiralty
before announcing its policy. They realise
the wisdom of this course as tending to a
more practicable and perfect scheme, but
they are tired of waiting for the Conference, and they think that the trend of
events in Europe, and the weighty utterances of the First Lord of the Admiralty
emphasise the importance of losing no further time. The people of British Columbia
have always been enthusiastic over a substantial and prompt contribution to Imperial
Naval Defence. Any delay that has taken
place must lie at the door of the East not
the West, and The Week does not hesitate
to say that the time is rapidly approaching when if the Federal Government does
not act, and act on a generous scale, British
Columbia can well afford to do so, and
would undoubtedly find an enthusiastic
leader in such a course in the Premier of
the Province.
MR. G. A. KEEFER—There will be
universal regret throughout British Columbia at the death of Mr.
C. A. Keefer, and naturally that regret will
be most keenly felt at the Coast where Mr.
Keefer was best known, and where he has
resided for so many years. There will be
no difficulty in finding a successor to the
late Dominion Government Engineer, but
it is safe to say that his successor will not
fill his place. Mr. Keefer combined many
of the finest qualities of '.he best type of
the men in his profession. To a highly
scientific training and profound technical
knowledge he added wide experience and
ripe judgment. In addition he was a man
of the strictest integrity, absolutely trustworthy in every relation. During the many
years in which he occupied an important
and onerous position, supervising the expenditure of many millions of public money,
never once was thc breath of scandal raised
in his department. A fine upright, competent, distinguished gentleman lie lent dignity
to an honourable profession, and graced as
well as enriched lhe public service. He was
one of the stalwart pioneers who had every
right to engrave on his professional escutcheon "Sans peur et sans reproche." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
I am glad to see that the boost
which The Week gave to baseball at
the commencement of the season is
being justified by results, I cannot
claim to be an out-and-out enthusiast
of the continental game, but that is
my fault, or rather my misfortune.
My bringing up was defective or I
should certainly be able to join the
enthusiastic crowd which yells itself
hoarse at the various "plays" made
by their favourite team. Still I have
always been fair enough to admit
that what pleases io many people
must have its good points even as a
game. I admit that anything which
drags four or five thousand people
to the ball grounds, keeps them in a
state of excitement for two hours and
makes most of them forget mundane
affairs so that they can chew gum,
crack peanuts, and "root" every
second of the time must have its
merits even from a hygienic standpoint. No doubt also this accounts
for the fact that Victorians are so
obviously increasing in avoirdupois
on the principle of "laugh and grow
fat." As for the game all I can say
is that Victoria tops the league, and
that the three splendid victories over
Vancouver last week have filled the
hearts of the local "rooters" with delight, to which Lounger has. great
pleasure in subscribing. By the way,
as I am ignorant of the technicalities
of the game and have been quite unable to master even some of the most
elementary terms employed, I have
been authorised to offer a prize of
$1.00 for the best written explanation
of the difference between the following terms—that is if there is any
difference — "Fan," "Rooter," and
*   *   *
A number of cases* have figured in
the Police Court this week, relating
to the  management  and  conduct  of
restaurants in the city.   I am going
to take one case and comment on it,
in order to show that there are two
sides to every question and that, unless there is co-operation between the
police authorities    and - the management,  no  satisfactory result  can  be
obtained.    A certain restaurant was
charged with    supplying   drink to a
young girl under twenty-one years of
age;   furthermore, she was supposed
to be of doubtful character.   The defence was, first of all, that she was
married, and, secondly, that she looked much older than her actual age.
The case stands over for an investigation into the question of whether her
being married affects the charge.     I
said that there were two sides to the
question, and that is how it looks to
me.    In the first place, if a respectable looking girl, apparently twenty-
two or three years of age enters a
restaurant, accompanied by a male escort,   and   they   both   behave   themselves, and give no occasion for comment,  I  fail to see on what ground
the manager could    refuse    to serve
them.     He   certainly   would   not   be
justified in putting the question as to
whether the  lady  was  married,  just
as he would not be justified in believing every answer he got to such
a question.    It seems to me that to
place   a   restaurant  in  that   position
would be to render it almost impossible  to   transact  business.    On   the
other  hand,   1   think  everybody  will
agree with    me    that   no restaurant
manager with a right appreciation of
his responsibilities, or with an atom
of common  sense, would  allow  five
"cocktails" to be   served   to a girl,
whether married or not, who appeared to be only twenty-one or twenty-
two years  of age.    The line  has to
be  drawn   somewhere;   the  law  requires that it   should    be drawn at
drunkenness, but   most   people will
agree that it should be drawn at live
"cocktails" for a girl.   The moral of
all this is that something more than a
strict observance of the letter of the
law is required;  there must bc some
regard for its spirit, and a reasonable
amount of "give and take" in its administration.
*   *   *
I may as well get rid of this unsavoury class of subject by saying a
word about the manner in which the
License Commissioners have been
conducting an investigation into the
conduct of the Victoria Hotel. That
such an investigation was needed is a
matter of common knowledge; indeed, I could name half-a-dozen hotels in this city of which complaints
have been made to The Week office
along similar lines, but I believe in
leaving the police to do their work.
The point I want to make is that,
when an investigation is ordered into
a particular matter, or with respect to
a particular hotel, it is not in accordance with one's ideas of British justice and fair play to make that enquiry a pretext for fishing into the
private affairs and private life of citizens who may never have been in that
particular hotel in their lives, and who
therefore cannot by any possibility
be connected with the subject matter
of the enquiry. Yet this has been
done, and the investigation has been
made use of to extort from certain
women the names of persons who
have formed their acquaintance elsewhere. I venture to think this is a
totally indefensible proceeding, and
would not be countenanced by any
judicial court. By all means let us
put down vice in whatever form it
rears its ugly head; by all means let
us do whatever we can in the general
interests of a higher morality, but let
us not abandon the principles of justice and fair play. If we do we shall
only defeat our own object and bring
the law into the same disrepute in
which it is held by those whose conduct is under investigation.
*   *   *
I had something to say last week
about stores, and especially about
that outward clothing so dear to the
male heart and so necessary to his
distinctive and respectable appearance. On thinking the matter over,
I find that 1 fell very far short of doing justice to the subject, because I
omitted to mention what is undoubtedly one of the very finest stores of
this kind in the city—I refer to the
new establishment of Spence, Doherty & Co., on Douglas street. It is
only lately that Douglas street has
come to the front as the leading shopping street of the city. One by one
the old stores have been renovated
and business offices have been converted into stores, and now this fine
thoroughfare with its broad roadway,
broad sidewalks ancl cluster lighting
presents a noble and attractive appearance. In its most important
block, midway between Yates and
View, the Spence, Doherty Company
is established. This firm carries nothing but the best line of goods, and
carries everything required for hatting and furnishing "the men who
care." They have recently added a
new line of goods in men's clothing,
the manufactures of the Royal Tailors
of New York and Chicago, and are
the exclusive agents for these goods
in Victoria. When you want to inspect one of the most "recherche"
stocks in the city, or, indeed, in British Columbia, all you have to do is
to call on Spence, Doherty & Co.,
1216 Douglas Street.
*   *   *
Victoria is to have a new excitement in the form of a Motor Cycle
Club. There is already one in Vancouver, and now the speedy vehicle is
to be exploited on a more generous
scale in Victoria. The Club has been
properly organized with Monte Ras-
enbaum as President, George Lillie
as Secretary-Treasurer, Pashley as
Captain, and E. D. Smith as Lieutenant, and a Managing Committee consisting of Messrs. Christie, Marconi,
Pruit and Eve.   On Victoria Day the
local Club' will entertain their visiting confreres from Vancouver.
¥    *    #
1 think  I  may wind up my notes
this week with a little story" at the
expense of a well-known gallant officer who spends much of his time on
the Victoria Golf Links.   During the
visit of the Seattle Club a fortnight
ago, he drove his ball out of bounds
and it became embedded in the thick
dust  which  lay on  the public  highway.   The officer is distinguished for
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Old Country Barber Shop
Razor Honing a
Charles Gordon  Stcuwt,  Hair Expert
637 Fort Street
Apl 20 s July 27
We are the Best
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Quality and Freshness
are what Bancroft's
Chocolates are noted
for. Mail and Express
orders a specialty. All
we ask is a trial.
Palace of Sweets
1013 Government St.
Victoria, B.C.
mch 9
sept 9
Mumm's Champagne
Reigns Supreme at Every Famous Banquet
It is the one Champagne used exclusively at the very highest
public functions throughout the world—the wine of Kings and
Connoisseurs, the Champagne by which other champagnes are
The superiority of Mumm's Champagne, over other brands, is
evidenced by the fact that it was used exclusively at the following
banquets: '■ ■■    .   \
March 11—Banquet donne a St. Moritz en l'honneur de S. A. R
La Princess Louise de Prusse—
Champagne Mumm's Cordon Rouge
March 13—Banquet donne a Mexico par le Ministre des Affaire!
Etrangeres du Mexique en l'honneur de Monsieui
Georges Allart, Ministre de Belgique—
Champagne Mumm's Cordon Rougl
March 24—Banquet donne a Madrid par le Ministre de l'lnterieuj
sous la presidence de Monsieur Canalejas Presiden
du Conseil des Ministres—
Champagne Mumm's Cordon Roug^
March 26—Banquet donne par le Senat de Hambourg en l'hon
neur du Commandant du Cuirasse Suedois "Oscar"-
Champagne Mumm's Bxtra Dr
Wholesale Agents for B. C.
Mrs. D. B. McLaren
Teacher of Singing and
Voice Production
Terms on Application   Phone X2308
P. 0. Box 449
The New Seed Store
PLANTS NOW. See us for Seed.
of All Kinds, Hardy Perennials. Rose Trees
Shrubs, Etc. '.TELEPHONE 2278
854 Yates St., above Carnegie library
A. W. Bridgman
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Agei
Conveyancer and Notary Public
Established 1858
Commercial  Union Assurance  Co.,  Ltd.
of London, England
Canada Accident Insurance Company
Imperial Underwriters' Corporation
Northern Counties Investment Trust,  Limited
of Bradford, England.
1007 Government Street
Victoria, B.
739 Yates St.
Phone 1391
New Hand
Some of the most
artistic and yet most
useful bags we ever
bought. Black and
brown leathers with
high art mounts of
brush brass, and
g u n-m e t a I. Long
chains and cords.
Prices from $7.50 to
There are others
too in white pique,
prettily braided, at
from 75c each, some
dainty little Mair-
ame Twine Bags at
only 50c.
Every Day is
At our store because we are so well prepared to supply all their little wants, and
big ones too, that we are always glad to
welcome them. Is it "stockings" for school
wear? Ask to see our "Little Darling"
hose at 25c per pair. Is it wool to darn
these awful holes? At our "notion" counter,
we keep the biggest range of little things
you ever saw. And then Children's
Dresses. We can't begin to tell you of the
variety up on the first floor. Dainty white
dresses for the girls, but strong, too, and all
sorts of labor-saving, wash-saving garments
for the younger ones. Then the prices are
so moderate that mothers are surprised and
wonder how we do it. Come today, then,
and bring the children.
Are still arriving at
the dress department. The new All-
wool Repp is a medium weight material just right for
summer wear and
the many exquisite
shades allow a wide
choice; 46, in. at
$1.25 per yard.
Don't forget either
that we have a perfectly splendid show
of Pongee Silks at
money saving prices.
GORDONS, LTD.—Victoria's Ideal Store THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
The Empress Theatre
ording to the programme, it is
ars since Ted E. Box was last
ctoria, but as soon as ever he
his appearance last Monday
on the boards of the Empress
re he was as much at borne as
had never left, and the audi-
ggave him a welcome such as is
reserved for old and tried fa-
es. Ted E. Box is perhaps the
popular comedian that has ever
the Victoria vaudeville house,
is as good today as he was
pars ago—if not better. "The
Breaker" is a distinctly comic
and Miss Edwina Barry makes
ist of a highly ludicrous part,
itable Saul amongst monolo-
is Tom Mahoney, standing
nd shoulders above the rest of
bple, and his wit and songs are
lar with his stature. Alfonso
is one of the cleverest and
|ensational equilibrists on C. &
lit and his performance at the
fss this week has been char-
d by feats of the utmost dar-
|L,arena" is the name of an Eng-
iicer who combines with an ex-
n of the Terpsichorean art a
lig selection of songs.
The Majestic Theatre
the .general opinion, and that
writer, that to the management
Majestic Theatre belongs the
for having brought to Victoria
st beautifully coloured and best
romantic film that has yet
local moving-picture halls.
Margrave's Daughter," a Gau-
production, left nothing to be
[I and was one of the few pic-
|which actually raised applause
he spectators' benches.
The Crystal Theatre
ii an entire change of vaude-
lurns, both in person and char-
twice this week, the Crystal is
uing to attract large numbers
|se who like their pictures varied
k little real life ancl vice versa.
ct, thc Crystal now-a-days is
g support from both vaude-
nd picture patrons, each ctien-
eing equally charmed with the
combination. A Pathe film en-
'Radgune" has been one of the
cture hits of the week.
Romano's Theatre
according to the Scriptures,
ot even "a la" Marie Corelli,"
no's staged an ambitious film
eek under the caption "Judas."
s remarkable production we see
sinning through love of a wo-
It was a good picture and well
d out in detail.
tter from One of the Many
'Bunty Pulls the Strings"
e Editor of The Gazette,
■Seeing by the press notices
Bunty" was a Highland comedy,
urally had a double attraction
lid $1.50 to get "close up." I
gave $1.50 for a theatre seat
[•hich 1 got so much for my
f. The reception the play is
ing here is particularly gratify-
_ mc. There is one mistake
it, however, and that is in de-
lg it as Highland. The Shorter
liism and Sabbatarianism, of
has taken strong hold of the
landers in recent years, but these
did not originate in the Higi.
They originated in the Low-
The ignorance that prevails
Highland types is amazing to
In the first place, there is not
jaintest affinity between Gaelic
Broad Scotch dialects. The
Scotch dialects are Old Eng-
Saxon or Low German. The
and Gaelic is verbally identical
the Irish Gaelic, though the
ng is different.
lie has very close affinity with
h,     Anyone   that   understands
|: can learn French a good deal
easier than one who understands only
English. Not only single words in
Gaelic and French are exactly thc
same, but whole sentences are almost, if not exactly, the same. One
of the most common expressions of
daily conversation, "How are you," is
We regret to announce the death
of Mr. James R. McKenzie which
took place in his 62nd year, at his
residence on Lampson Street, Victoria West, on Thursday, May 16th.
The late Mr. McKenzie, who was
a carriage builder by profession, was
a native of Picton, N.S., and an old-
timer in Victoria, having come to this
city forty years ago. He was a prominent member of the L. 0. L. and
the A. 0. F., of which latter lodge he
was secretary. He leaves a wife and
family to mourn his loss.
The funeral took place on Monday
last from the residence, Rev. Dr. McRae officiating. The widespread respect in which the deceased was held
was evidenced by the large number
of friends who attended the obsequies
and the beautiful floral offerings
whicii were contributed. The following acted as pall-bearers:—Messrs.
Leonard Tait, W. Cane, McArthur,
W. Duncalfe and Capt. Stromgren.
If you were  Queen of  Italy
And I were King of Tyre,
We would forget all misery,
Live only for desire.
We'd burn the days with golden flames,
The nights with silver fire,
If you were  Queen of  Italy
And I were King of Tyre.
If you were Queen of Revelry
And I were King of Jest,
We'd   follow   thro'   eternity
Thc maddest dreamer's quest—
The years but little  lamps to light—
Afar—the vision blest,
If you were Queen of Revelry
And I  were King of Jest.
If I were King of Your Dear Heart
As you are Queen of Mine,
For us, the days would sunbeams dart,
For us, the stars would shine,
For us, the world would be a mart
Of ecstasy divine—
If I were ruler of your heart—
As you—alas!—of mine!
—-.eolyn Louise Everett.
"Dear lady," cooed tue Bond S-reet seeress,
with the blackened eyelashes, "the fates decree that you will visit foreign lands. You
will mingle in the life of Courts, and conquering all rivals, you will marry the man
of your choice, a tall, dark blue eyed man
of distinguished rank—in fact, one allied to
an Imperial house."
"Will he be young?" panted the patient.
"Yes, young and rich, dear lady, very rich."
The patient wildly clutched the prophet's
arm. "But how, tell me, how," she cried
wildly, "how am I to get rid of my present
practically the same in Gaelic and
French, and many other sentences, if
not quite alike, are nearly so.
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Victoria Theatre
May 30th, at 8.30 p.m.
When a resolution in favour of
prompt action in the matter of
Imperial Defence will be submitted. Clive Phillipps Wolley
(President of the Navy League 1
will preside and the speakers
will include:
Lieut.-Col. Hall
H. C. Brewster, Esq.,
W. H. Langley, Esq.,
W. Blakemore, Esq.
The Fifth Regiment Band will
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Phone M 1054 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
The Week
A Provincial Newspaper and Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published  at   1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B.C., Canada
The Publishers of The Week beg
to announce that the special Progress
Edition which has been in preparation for nearly two months past under the direction of Mr. C. E. Cameron, is now complete and is in the
printer's hands. In consequence of
the enormous demand for space, far
exceeding what was anticipated, it
will not be possible to place the issue
in the hands pf the public before the
31st instant, but the typographical
work is sufficiently in hand to justify
the announcement that publication
will take place on that date. In making this announcement the publishers
wish to express their thanks to the
hundreds of business firms in the city
who have co-operated in making this
the most comprehensive and notable
of the rrany specials put out by The
A Barbarous and
"By Criticus"
As in the case of the orthodox
pigeon pie only the feet of the young
and tender birds are visible from the
outside, temptingly displayed above
the crust, leaving so much to the imagination of the hungry, and suggesting such excellent eating when once
the pie is cut into,- so in the pie of
human nature the finest attributes and
the most delicate motives are not on
the surface, but are discoverable, just
for the trouble of a little search.
Every one has an audience—for has
it not been laid down that "all the
world's a stage?" thus implying that
men and women are always playing a
part, but as.in the pigeon pie everything is not on the surface, so it is
not invariably clear who this audience is. Most natures require an
audience of some sort to spur them
to effort, whilst no doubt a few
people are self sufficient enough to
be their own audience and these value
very slightly the opinion of others,
but they are probably a minority and
the assertion that most of us are playing up to an audience, in our daily
lives, even if it be comprised of one
only, may be allowed to pass unchallenged.
This audience, whose approval of
even our little actions we strive for,
may not in every case have definite
form: it may be an ideal only but it
is there and it shapes our lives and
remains an influence little suspected
or dreamed of hy our friends and associates. This law of influence is
seen at work sometimes hut its operations are for the most part too intimately concerned with thc inner life
to bc public property.
Who shall venture accurately and
definitely to estimate the value of influence, working unconsciously ill the
unformed mind and undeveloped character of a village child through the
mere personality of the sweet and
gracious lady—the Squire's or the
Vicar's daughter who takes :i class in
the Sunday School? Who shall say
how much of what is enobling and
elevating comes from the catechism
taught and how much from the beautiful rarefied being who stands for
what is noble and good in the mind
and perception of the simple untutored village boy or girl?
Developing human nature is ever
striving towards an ideal, as a plant
towards the light and a community
without high ideals of the fitness of
things will not make much upward
Youth is the impressionable age
and it is of importance that during a
period of growth and advancement
only a high  standard should  be  fol
lowed  and   only   desirable   examples
The City of Victoria has outgrown
the habits of a rough frontier village and is giving evidence of its
claims to be considered a pleasant
place to live in, but the love of an
audience or to be accurate of "spectators" has turned the heads of many
respectable barbers and hair dressers
in the city and as a consequence our
best streets, whose shop windows are
becoming increasingly attractive and
a treat to ■fhe eye of all who take delight in beautiful things are spoiled
by the unasked for spectacle of men
being shaved and shampooed in public—hy the perfo.mance merely on
the other side of a plate glass window of a detail of personal toilet and
comfort which in truth nobody wants
to see and which can only be called
a "Barber-us" outrage.
The origin of this uncalled-for ex-
hihition must, in the absence of any
common sense excuse or explanation,
be said to be "lost in antiquity." From
enquiries it appears that the fashionable barber does not pick the pockets
of his patrons as they take their
lathery ease in his up to date luxurious chairs and so the publicity of the
performance is not intended as a protection to the guileless or sleepy customer.
If this vulgar exhibition is intended
to attract custom it may be here
stated that those hairdressers, who do
not have windows open to the public
view do a better trade and with a
better class of men than the barbarous
open window "tonsorial artists" do.
A tonsorial artist likes to show off,
he thinks his "parlors" are "cute" and
tries to catch his customers by shaving their necks and "joshing" them.
A barber or hairdresser gets his patrons by personal recommendation
and keeps them by his perfect manners the selectness and quietness of
his rooms and the deference and pre-
sentableness of his assistants.
So although, as has been pointed
out, we all have an audience and spectators there is one little matter which
we can manage very well without
them and that is the personal private affair of having ourselves made
more beautiful—a very "barber-us"
matter indeed.
"Arma Virumque"
(Written specially for The Week
by C. B. S.)
The man of the moment in affairs
Imperial 'is Mr. Winston Churchill;
he has made a momentous speech
which is most timely; he has displayed good seamanship in facing the direction from which the fiercest storm
can blow and preparing for squalls
from that direction whether likely to
come or no; in so doing he can quite
well make his ship weather minor
gales with the slightest touch of the
helm; he has made no secret of his
intentions and his crew can n . w conform to his methods with clear heads
instead of blindly following hard and
fast lines which depend too much on
local conditions and can only hold
good for a time.
We at a distance may consider at
first that Mr. Churchill's poliry leaves
the limbs of the Empire (if one may
apply this term to the Oversea
Dominions) somewhat in the cold, hut
everything must have a beginning and
it is now about time that something
material was done towards arranging for their own caver and protection against inclement weather. That
Mr. Churchill and his advisers are
right there can be little doubt, since
the greatest storm centre, Germany,
is arranging for increase of "protection" both on sea and on land, which
of course also means increase of offensive action. Napoleon always had
in mind that the general who only
provides for defence is half beaten
at the start, and this is a factor that
it would bc as well to get into our
own heads, and lose no time to act
upon; no better compliment could be
paid Mr. Churchill than the prompt
action of Germany and of course we
must only hope that our land forces
at home will act up to the'Naval
policy and hc in a position to take up
that aggressive role which alone can
ensure the maintenance of peace.
Canada has done her duty nobly in
the past and no one doubts her sin
cerity in the future in matters Imperial; she has on occasions drawn
the attention of all the other limbs
of the Empire on her and her policy;
when asked to give a lead she has
done so with no doubting step, but
every day brings changes and her
policy for keeping her house in order
and protecting the interests of the
Empire, as well as her own. must be
thoroughly progressive. Until quite
recently little was known of her attractions to foreign ' countries; this
has changed and is changing continually. Almost daily the problems of
the Pacific-Ocean are becoming more
complicated and what Archibald Calhoun foresaw ten years ago is rapidly coming true: these problems will
not be simplified by the opening of
the Panama Canal.
Now what has been said of Canada
applies very much to British Columbia; this province has not merely
supported others in bringing about
the present Federal Imperial policy
she has given others "the lead," and
surely she will not now lose that lead
by stopping still or lagging behind.
We must now do something more
than "think about" a Naval policy cr
Land Defence scheme—-v. must 'nave
a workable machine which will he
capable of fulfilling all requirements
from keeping down int J", nail disorcie; -.
to watching Imperial interests abroad;
and this is no impossibility; the thing
is as simple as A. B. C; it only requires hearty co-operation between
the proper industries and we shall be
able to provide for efficient and adequate protection for our fleets when
and where they may require them.
What-is expected of us? This .s
the open question. The wisdom of
this open question lies in the"freedom of action allowed to each limb
to largely cater for its own requirements. We must remember that it
was through a narrow lined policy
that we iost the southern half o.: tlie
North American Conti.ie.it if any
blame attaches to the British parliaments of nearly a century and a half
ago; England feels this and England
then learnt a lessen from the United
States that she has not forgotten;
whatever blame may attach to the
United States over that break away
belongs to America and is America's
agairs and in no way concerns us,
but she seems to have quite forgotten
the wholesome lesson, that Britain
learnt, in her conduct towards Cuba
and the Philippines when she bounced
unfortunate Spain out of those misgoverned colonies—America's Republicanism, judged from any standard,
fails signally in its application to colonization.
Yes, free as air is the breezy policy
of our Naval Board and entirely in
sympathy with our Imperial trade
principles whicii in turn means the
prosperity and integrity of the Empire. The absence of dictation, however, by no means oyers opportunity
for sound sleep and idling time away.
We must be up and doing. It is fortunate that at the moment the
United States is busy over presidential elections, so much so that time
cannot be spared to tackle Mexican
disorders, yet the Monroe Doctrine
is sufficiently elastic to admit of a
form of sport known as the long
jump seemingly, whereby Cuba, the
Philippines and the Panama Canal are
reached with a conscience light
enough to ignore all principles of
right and wrong where fhe algimhty
dollar is concerned.
British Columbia must not forget
that many anarchists are coming
across the border, she must consider
the desirability of these as settlers or
movers. Do we want American social
principles here—certainly not. Let
them come by all means but they
must conform to British principles.
On the opening of the Panama
Canal trade disputes must arise which
directly or indirectly affect British
Columbia and Canada, not to say
British interests. Arbitration will do
little or nothing in such matters, one
must not lose sight of the good old
principle "Might is right." "Defence,
not Defiance," is after all only a pious
old woman's argument. Don't let us
be old woman any longer, but do let
us be plain spoken like our good
friends the Lords of the Admiralty,
and let us have "comprehension for
the sake of Truth and not compromise
for the sake of peace."
The Lay of the Remittance Man
(Written specially for The Week)
The ship was outward bound as we drank a health all round;
The year was '92 or thereabout:
There were twenty-three aboard her all bound to Manitoba
And their hearts tho' young and green, were also stout.
I was two and twenty then, and, like many other men
Among the gallant company afloat,
Had played in the eleven, pulled five or six or seven,
In the 'Varsity or else the college boat.
We were rusticated, plucked, in disgrace and debt were chucked,
Our friends were out of patience and unkind;
But we all of us agreed that a gentleman in need,
His fortune o'er the sea was sure to find.
So we liquored up and laughed, day by day, on board that craft,
Till we parted at the port and went ashore
And though of tbat brave crew I've come across a few,
Why we liquor up and talk—but laugh no more.
For if bannock and cold tea the choicest blessings be,
We are certainly above our merits blest,
And a gentleman in need, as is readily agreed,
Can very well dispense with all the rest.
But as each man tells his tale it's monotonous and stale,
As if adventure's game is quite played out,
For every honest chum to the same "hard pan" has come,
And there is sure no luck in travelling about.
There was one in far Fiji went beach-combing by the sea;
In Cariboo, one pioneered and died,
One took coppers on a car, one mixed nobblers in a bar,
And some in country stores forgot their pride.
And one in coral isles tried to court Dame Fortune's smiles,
And another in a shanty kept a school;
They had done their level best, North, South and East and West,
But did no good whatever as a rule.
There was one unlucky swain, thought he'd just go back again,!
And was treated to cold shoulder by his friends:
And one he dug for gold and, as usual, he was sold,
And another peddled pins and odds and ends.
Some sadly took to drink, and some to printer's ink,
Some shepherded or cattle drove awhile,
But never that I know, and as far as stories go,
Did any one amongst us "make a pile."
Well, 'tis better here than there, since rags must be our share,
In the bush we all are equal, man to man,
And a gentleman in need, as is readily agreed,
Must earn his daily bannock as he can.
—Nil desperandum.
How we Kept the Speed Law from
Oak Bay to Victoria
By "Mac"
(With apologies to the shade of Robert Browning)
I shut off my throttle, and Thomas and B.
I tootled, B. tootled, we tootled all three!
"Good speed!" called the milk waggon, thundering past;
"I will see you next week if you don't go too fast!"
As we turned up the avenue half after eight
And trundled toward town at a strict legal gait.
It was no time for banter, we crawled three abreast
Till the Richmond Hill grade gave our brake legs a rest,
We threw in low gear and I heard B. say "Damn"
As a nurse sauntered by with a kid in a pram.
The maid ancl the babe looked us over with scorn
But I glared straight ahead, hooting hard with the horn.
At Belcher, a street-car came up from behind
And the driver gave Thomas a piece of his mind
For blocking legitimate traffic—at last
We hove into Rockland and let him go past—
And we envied the conquering clang of his gong
As he spun loose the brake and the Tram shot along.
We breasted the East side of Dumbleton's Dip
With a grumble and sputter and slither and slip,
Till just by Jones' Oak, B. said, "What's the use?"
So he geared into speed, gave a kick to the juice
And rushed Hochelaga with high honking horn
Like a soul borne aloft by the spirits of morn.
But Thomas and I took it slow—by the hour.
With much waste of gas and hard choking of power,
Till, hot and indignant, our Cadillacs stopped
The main Rockland summit, half dead but uncopped.
Here wc paused for a second to glance at the Bay
And the green panorama below us that lay.
Thomas turned from the view with a tear in his eye—
And a pipe in his mouth—"You must do it or die!"
"You must do it alone!   For my plugs have gone wrong,"
"And I'll surely bust up 'less I hurry along!"
So he wheeled with a clatter through Craigdarroch gates—
And hit the high spots as he passed on to Yates.
Then heedless of mockers who jeered as they passed,
I lessened my spark, set the brake at half mast,
Held the clutch with my hoof, and all patiently sat
And cooled off the friction by fanning my hat—
But at Cook Street I met with a mounted Police
Whom I called on for help with a bucket of grease.
Like a man and a brother he galloped to Styles
Who came to my aid, and the last groaning miles
Of Fort Street and Douglas were done at a crawl
But she never got past the Municipal Hall,
For the long day was gone, and the coming of night
Saw my good steed impounded, for lacking a light.
This is a jury-room secret that has come
into circulation in some mysterious way:
"Look here," said one of the jurymen, after
they had retired, "if T understand aright, the
plaintiff doesn't ask damages for any blighted
affections or anything of that sort, but only
wants to get back what he's spent on presents, pleasure trips, and so forth." "That is
so," agreed the foreman.    "Well, then, I vote
we don't give him a penny," said th
hastily. "If all the fun lie had
girl didn't cover tlie amount he expei
must he his own fault. Gentlemen, I
tbat  girl  once  myself."
"Do you think women should pr
asked   the passee  lady.
"I don't know," mused the young
"Have  you  tried   everything  else?" THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
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May 15th to 20th
■/Vm. Nimmons—Vancouver St.—Dwelling $ 2,500
W. Wiseman—Pine St.—Dwelling   1,900
. W. Wiseman—McAskill St.—Dwelling  1,900
W. Wiseman—Walker St.—Dwelling   1,900
Sarber Mattress Co.—Topaz Ave.—Stable .. *  600
i. E. Shore—Howe St.—Dwelling  3,000
a. J. Cantwell—Oscar St.—Garage  150
V. J. Hanna—Douglas St.—Dwelling  4,500
W. McTavish—Pandora St.—Store .. ■.  3,000
■/. J. Hanna—Rupert & Collinson Sts.—Apt. House  35,000
. J. Knott—Whittaker St.—Dwelling   2,500
Allen—Fell St.—Dwelling  3,500
J. Porter—Frances Ave.—Workshop   100
. Jervis & Son—Victor St.—Dwelling  1,700
N. Westwood—Princes Ave.—Dwelling   4,000
S. McCutcheon—Johnson St.—2 Dwellings, each  1,900
H. Cosgrave—Cor. Fell and Oak Bay—3 Stores, each.. 1,900
F. Hedges—Edmonton Rd.—Dwelling  1,600
m. Anderton—Grosvenor St.—Temp. Dwelling  250
Eindley— Scott St.—Dwelling '  250
W. Gidley—Craigflower Road—Garage •  150
J. Dunford & Sons—Oxford St.—Dwelling  3,500
R. Davidson—Roseberry Ave.—Dwelling   1,900
J. Seabrook—John St.—Stable  75
Rhodes—Shelbourne St.—Temp. Dwelling  150
orris & Edwards—Hollywood Crescent—Dwelling  3,250
T. Smith and J. W. Patterson—Acton St.—Dwelling... 1,900
Webb—Scott St.—Dwelling   1,200
J. Hall—Gladstone St.—Dwelling   1,950
J. Hall—Belmont Ave.—Dwelling   1,950
P. Cronk—Manchester Place—Temp. Dwelling  200
, F. Preston—Maple St.—Garage  150
: H. Cole—Sumas St.—Dwelling  2,000
/m. S. Glazan—Rock Bay Ave.—Alteration  367
rustees Lutheran Church—Chambers St.—Parsonage... 2,500
iene Lowe—Government St.—Garage  100
The Hon. Richard McBride, Premier of British Columbia, arrived
.ndon on Monday on a short visit connected with the business of
3rovince. In the course of an interview with a representative of
Jorning Post, Mr. McBride said that not the least important part
is business was in reference to the accommodation of the Agent-
ral in a building belonging to the Province, in a central position,
.qual to the magnitude of the daily increasing work which attached
e representation of the Province in London. Under the man-
ent of the Agent-General, Mr. J. H. Turner, the London Office
ncreased not only in efficiency, but in the scope and importance
operations to such an extent that the necessity of housing him
lis staff in a building that would compare not unfavourably with
s of a similar character in this city was realised. In this action
were acting independently of the Dominion Government. That
rnment is taking steps to acquire land ancl build offices of its own
dominion purposes, but theirs would be devoted entirely to the
ests of the Province. "Heretofore," said the Premier, "the Pro-
has been spending something under half a million dollars a year
veloping its trunk roads through the country, but this year we are
ling in the neighbourhood of $1,500,000 on this class of work
They are not mere country roads but first-class wagon and
r tracks. We have 12,000 miles of these roads. I would hardly
to give an estimate of the amount of British capital that is finding
tment inthe Province, but it runs into millions, and there is scope
lillions more, for it is one of the advantages of British Columbia
all its industrial and other enterprises are of a permanent char-
There is room in the Province also for millions of people. We
the resources, the geographical situation and the climate that will
il peculiarly to the British people, ancl we cannot have too many of
. With an area of 3,600 square miles, ancl illimitable resources
_ fishing and lumber industries, in fruit growing, mixed farming,
ven in whaling, there seems to be scope for settlement and invest-
on a scale never before attained in the Empire. Already we claim
the most prosperous part of the British Empire, ancl we are
% foundations for future development on a big scale.
'Nor are we forgetful in the midst of our material prosperity ancl
rial ambitions of the importance of the academic requirements of
Jture. Our elementary school system is free and compulsory, and
if the most efficient in the world, making ample provision, as it
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does, for ambitious students to pass on to the Universities of Canada,
the United States and England. But we are also to have our own
University, and it is characteristic of our faith in ourselves and the
bigness of our outlook that we are making no mean provision in this
matter. We have secured a large area in a superb situation as a site
for the University buildings, we have set aside two million acres of
Crown lands as a permanent endowment for this institution, and we
have made a preliminary grunt of $500,000 as our first cash contribution to the cost of the undertaking."
Mr. McBride was much interested in a telegraphic despatch from
the United States, to the effect that a private letter from Mr. Taft to
Mr. Roosevelt had divulged the President's belief that his Reciprocity
Bill would have "made Canada only an adjunct of the United States."
"In a few weeks' time," said Mr. McBride, "the Canadian Prime
Minister will be here, as I hope, to give the people of England his
views on this and other questions of vast Imperial import. You will
lind him a strong, straight and sterling man, a good Canadian, and a
great Imperialist, as is his colleague, Mr. G. E. Foster, the Minister of
Trade and Commerce, who is also coming here later on. Mr. Foster
is going to make the Department of Trade and Commerce more useful
than we have ever known it to be. He has already achieved a beginning in the Imperial task he has set himself of establishing reciprocity
treaties between Canada and the other Oversea Dominions by his agreement with the West Indies, and he is now engaged in negotiating a
similar treaty with Australia. This is of great interest to us, because
we are the nearest Province with the ports nearest to the Australian
Commonwealth, and there are immense possibilities in the way of trade
between us."
The announcement of the absorption of the Traders Bank by the
Royal, following so closely upon the absorption of the Eastern Townships by the Bank of Commerce, will no doubt induce a protracted discussion of the subject of bank amalgamation in general. The average
' business man asks himself what will be the effects of this rapid movement towards concentration. In both of the recent instances a certain
amount of competition Iips been eliminated, While it is true that thc
Commer-Eastern Townships merger mainly represented the extension
of the big Toronto institution into a new district, nevertheless competition between the two banks was extinguished in Montreal, Winnipeg
and at various olher points in Western Canada. And in the case of
the Royal-Traders merger, competition between these two institutions
is now extinguished at some fifteen points: Namely, at Montreal,
Toronto, Fort William, Guelph, Hamilton, lngersoll, Ottawa, Sault Ste.
Marie, Tillsonburg, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton,
Vancouver,—all of them being important points.
The Opportunities in Rea Deer, Alta.
Today for making Quick profits are gi eater than any
other town in Western Canada today—Why? It is a
railroad centre today, and is to be one of the biggest
railroad centres in the near future. Simply follow the
newspaper reports, look up the strategic location, then
drop in and get a couple of lots in ALBERTA PARK
$ioo each.   Terms, $5 cash, $5 per month
Owen-Devereux Investment Co.
Phone 1980 Cor. Fort and Douglas
apl 20 S may 18
Real Estate Agents
Financial Brokers
Members Real Estate Exchange and Victoria Stock Exchange
April 27
Octobei 26
JAMES BUCHANAN & CO., by Royal Appointment
Purveyors to H: M. King George the V and the Royal Household.
Distillers of the popular
"Black & White" Scotch Whisky
Unsurpassed in Purity, Age and Flavor
All Dealers
In the Matter of the Water Act and An
ing Act.
. TAKE NOTICE that the Board of ll
tigation acting under Part III of the "\r
Act," will meet on the 2nd day of July,
at 11.30 o'clock in the forenoon, at thej
ernment Agent's Office at Duncan, to L
and determine claims to water rights, exil
on the 12th day of March, 1909, in the
lowing Land Districts:—
Salt Spring Island.
Malahat (North of the summit)|
Cowichan Lake.
Dated at Victoria,  this   13th day  ofl
1912. r
By Order of thc Board of Investigatj
Acting Comptroller of Water Ri|
may 18
In the Matter of an Application for [
Certificate of Title to Lot 20, Soil
of Lot ii, Lots 23, 24, 25, East ic|
of Lot 26 and  Lots 28, 29, 30
Thetis Island, Cowichan District.
NOTICE is hereby given .of my ill
at the expiration of one calendar moni
the first publication  hereof to issue 1
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Cei
of Title issued to Henry Burchell on t|
day   of   June,   1907,   and   numbered
which has been lost or destroyed.
Dated at the Land Registry Office,
B. C, thls^ijjth daj; of May,  1912.
may 18
Registrar General of ll
In thc Matter of an Application for
Certificate of Title to Lot 7, Bloc|
part  of  Section   5,   (Map  282),
NOTICE is hereby given of my in
at the expiration of one calendar montl
the  first  publication   hereof  to  issue 3
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Ci*rtili|
Title   issued   to   Samuel   Johns   and
Johns  on  the   24th  day  of  April,   igd
numbered   17655C,   which   has   been
Dated at the Land Registry Office, Vl
British Columbia this 13th day of Majf
Registrar General of
may 18
Some of the Things that Make
Life Worth Living
The Electric Fan      The Electric Water Heater      The Electric Toaster
The Electric Disc Stove The Electric Iron
The Electric Tea Kettle The Electric Coffee Percolator
The Electric Chafing Dish      The Electric Range
The Electric Curling Iron
British Columbia Electric Railway Company, Ltd.
P. 0. Box 1580
Light and Power Dept
Telephone 1609 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
Hollywood Crescent,
Victoria, May 16, 1912.
lar Sir,—Being a resident in this
liful part of Victoria, and know-
Ihe good that you are doing in
Id to all city works, I cannot help
Ivrite to you and let you know
lwe are being treated in this part
|e city.   Right opposite us, there
large   number   of   tents,  and
a  south  wind  is  blowing,  the
from  these  tents   is   at  times
lowering,   owing  to   a   lack   of
Ition, ancl as the southerly winds
lie prevailing winds  during the
ler months, something ought to
Jne  by  the   city  authorities  to
these campers to have proper
Jry arrangements.   I know for a
|hat, owing to these tents being
there, people who  own .lots
district, refuse to build, owing
fee disagreeable smells.   Now I
pat this is keeping the district
land now that the marine drive
|ing completion, and many peo-
take advantage of the beatt-
Hve,   something   ought   to be
I Trusting that you will bring
Itter before your many readers,
jrhaps this will wake the civic
to their   duties,  as  this  hot
Is   making   them   a   little  bit
prs truly,
The Truth in a Nutshell
Those suffragists, including especially the young Pankhurst person,
who discussed, so much to their disadvantage, the women-to-the-boats
part of the Titanic's wreck, are typical of that branch of the suffragists
who ignore, or misunderstand, the
natural relations and reciprocal obligations of women and men, and the
conventions that have naturally
grown out of them. Women are the
weaker sex in certain respects. They
would be weaker in a scramble for
boats. They are often stronger than
men in endurance, and might outlive
them in the water. It is not important for women that they should
go first to the boats. Many of them
would prefer not to. Some on the
Titanic refused to go, and many.went
reluctantly. But it is vitally important for men that women should
go first, and that makes it important
to women. It is important to women
that men'should be men. Man is woman's best property, and when he
ceases to be manly she will be bankrupt. When he* flinches from the risks
that belong to him, he fails her. When
she flinches from those that belong
to her, she fails him. All the risks
that are assigned to men, of war, of
sea perils, of extra hazardous employments hardly sum up to as great a
volume of danger as woman's habitual, congenial hazard of childbirth.
Women dare after their own fashion;
dare deliberately, devotedly, often to
the death, taking willingly, not only
the risks of childbirth, but a thousand
other chances that belong to common
Leave the men the hazards
belong to them.
They need them.—Life.
[Easily the finest diagnosis
delicate relationship that has
published.—Ed. Week.]
of a
The next examination for the entry of Naval
Cadets will bc Held at the examination centre
of the Civil Service Commission in November,
1912 parents or guardians of intending candidates should apply to the Secretary, Civil
Service Commission, Ottawa, for entry papers
before  ist  October  next.
Candidates must be between the ages of
14 and 16 on  ist October,  1913.
Cadets arc trained for appointment as Officers in the Naval Service, the course at the
College being two years, followed by one year
in a Training Cruiser, after which Cadets are
rated Midshipmen.
Further details can be obtained on application to undersigned.
Deputy Minister, Department
of the Naval Service.
Department of the Naval Service,
Ottawa,  May th,   1912.
may 25 june 22
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE NOTICE that Harry Kinder, of
Vancouver, occupation Clerk, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about 20 chains East from the Southeast corner of the Bella Coola Government
Reserve; thence north 20 chains; thence east
40 chains; thence south 20 chains; thence
west  40   chatns  to  point  of  commencement.
Dated March  21st,   1912.
J. R. Morrison, Agent,
apl 20 june 15
Tooth Paste
Truly "a Dainty Paste for Dainty People"—for it
embodies not only perfect cleansing and antiseptic
qualities but conveniences in use that make it
unique amongst dentifrices. The winding key at
the base of the tube enables you to use every
atom of paste—and keep the tube neat and plump
at all times.    Then too, the Paste itself comes
from its tube in aribbon
of special shape that
clings closely to the
brush-avoiding waste,
saving time and temper.
Owing to the antiseptic
qualities of Royal Vinolia
Tooth Paste, the teeth are
not only made white and
lustrous, but are preserved
from decay. Price 25 cents.
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In this remarkable Powder science has succeeded in
combining that most useful of all cleansing agents,
that arch-enemy of decay—OXYGEN. Hitherto this
most elusive but desirable friend to the teeth, the
gums and the mouth has never been fully available.
Oxygen, the cleanser,
the purifier, is now at
your service in Royal Vinolia Tooth Powder—which
means that every tiny interstice of the teeth, every
nook and corner of the mouth is searched, cleansed
and purified as never before.
In boxes of attractive shape, with patent top so that
there is no waste in applying the Powder to your
brush.   Price 25 cents.
Fluid Dentifrice
The exquisite and refreshing flavour of this liquid
dentifrice will be the most welcome thing about your
daily ablutions, once you commence its use. A perfect tooth and mouth cleanser though it is—its action
goes much further, for germs of disease as well as
tooth-decay are daily eliminated from the mouth.
Children delight in Royal Vinolia Fluid Dentifrice; there
is no trouble in teaching them the habit of tooth cleanliness with its use.
Price 25 cents.
By appointment Soapmakers to H.M. THE KING.
The qualifying examinations for Third-
class Clerks, Junior Clerks, and Stenographers will be held at the following places,
commencing on Tuesday, the 2nd July next:
-—Armstrong, Chilliwack, Cumberland, Duncan, Golden, Grand Forks, Kamloops, Kaslo,
Kelowna, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Nelson, New
Westminster, Peachland, Prince Rupert, Penticton, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmon Arm,
Summerland, Vancouver, Vernon, and Victoria.
Candidates must be British subjects between the ages of 21 and 30, if for Third-
class Clerks; and between 16 and 21, if for
Junior Clerks or  Stenographers.
Applications will not be accepted if received later than the 15th June next.
Further information, together with application forms, may be obtained from the undersigned.
Section 7 of the "Civil Service Act" provides that temporary clerks and stenographers,
who have not been regularly appointed by
Order in Council, must pass this examination.
. Registrar, Civil Service.
Victoria, B.C.,  1st May, 1912.
may 4 June 8
reserve existing over Lot 103, Range -j, Coast
District, by reason of a notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th of
December, 1907, be cancelled for the purpose
of effecting a sale of the said lands to the
Western Canada Trust Limited.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
22nd April,   1912.
apl 27 july 27
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the
Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories
and in a portion of the Prov'nce of British
Columbia, may be leased for a term of twenty-
one years at an annual rental of $1 an acre.
Not more than 2,560 acres will be leased to
one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of
sections, and in unsurveyea territory the tract
applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a
fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights
applied for are not available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of thc mine at the rate of
five cents per  ton.
The person operating thc mine shall furnish
the Agent with sworn returns accounting for
the full quantity of merchantable coal mined
and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least once a
The lease will include the coal mining rights
only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may
be considered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should be
made to the Secretary ot the Department of
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or
Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will * not be paid for.
mch 9 sept. 7
In the Matter of an Application for a fresh
Certificate  of   Title   to   Lot   1,   Burnside
Extension of the Work Estate, Map  ill,
Victoria City,  British Columbia.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the  first publication   hereof to issue a  fresh
Certificate of Title in  lieu of thc Certificate
of Title issued to Daniel D. McPhail and John
Hamilton Gray on the It6h day of July, 1909,
and  numbered  20798C,   whicii has  been  lost
.   destroyed.
Dated at the Land Registry Office, Victoria,
British Columbia this ist day of May, 1912.
Registrar General of Titles,
may 11 June 8
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing over Lot 55, Queen Charlotte District,
by reason of a notice published in the British Columbia Gazette on the 27th of December, 1907, be cancelled for the purpose
of effecting a sale of the said land to the
Canadian North  Pacific Fisheries, Limited.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
29th February, 1912.
mch 9
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE NOTICE that Christina A. Morrison, of Vancouver, occupation Married Woman, intends to apply • for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about 40 chains
south from the South-east corner of the Bella
Coola Indian Reserve; thence south 80 chains;
thence west 40 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence east 40 chains to point of
Dated March   15th,   1912.
J. R. Morrison, Agent,
apl 20 june 15
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Leon J.
Camsusa, of Victoria, B.C., Ship Cbandler,
will apply for a licence to take and use five
cubic feet per second of water out of an
unnamed creek, which flows in a south-easterly
direction through Lots 109 and 119 and empties into Saanich Inlet near south-cast corner
of Lot 109, Malahat District. The water will
be diverted at about 600 ft. up stream from
the tide water in a westerly direction, and will
be used for industrial purposes on,tbe land
described as Lots 109 and 119, Malahat District, Vancouver  Island.
This notice was posted on the ground on
thc 23rd day of April, 1912. The application
will be filed in the oflice of tlle Water Recorder at Victoria, B.C.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with  the   Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
LEON J. CAMSUSA, Applicant,
By R. McHugh, Agent,
may 4 may 25
District of Sayward
TAKE NOTICE that Gordon Mansfield, of
Toronto, Clerk, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the southeast corner of an island in Squirrel Cove,
Cortez Island, Sayward District; thence following the shore line along high water mark,
northerly, westerly, southerly and easterly to
point of commencement, containing 60 acres,
more  or  less.
Dated March 31st, 1912.
Harold Percy Hart, Agent,
may 4 june 29
In the matter of an  Application for a fresh
Certificate of Indefeasible Title to lots 15,
16,   17,   18,   19  and  20,  and for  a  fresh
Certificate of Title to iots 9,  10,  n,  i_,
13 and 14, all part of Section 74, Victoria
City, Map 737.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the  first  publication  hereof, to issue a  fresh
Certificate of Indefeasible Title in lieu of that
issued to the Honourable Archer  Martin  on
the  17th January,  1907, No., 336, and also a
fresh Certificate of Title in lieu of that issued
to him on the ,14th June,  1904, No.  10097C,
which said Certificates have been lost.
Dated at the Land Registry Office, Victoria,
B.C., this 2nd day of May, 1912.
Registrar-General of Titles,
may 4 june 1
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing over Lot 6623, Group One, Kootenay
District, formerly embraced in Timber License
No. 16727, by reason of a notice bearing date
of 24th December, 1907, and published in the
British Columbia Gazette of 27th December,
1907, is cancelled in order that a sale of the
said lands may be effected to Elizabeth C
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. G.
February 8th, 1912.
feb. 17 may 17
Limited   Liability
TAKE NOTICE that three month! from
the date of the first insertion of this notice
herein application will be made to His Honour
the Lieutenant-Governor in Council for in
Order in Council, changing the present corporate name of the above company to the
United Coal and Development Company,
Limited Liability."
Dated this 28th day of February, 1911.
A. S. ASHWELL, President.
mch 9 june 8
District of West Pender Island
TAKE notice that Washington Grimmer, of
West Pender Island, farmer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands: Three (3) small rocky islets,
forming within boundary of Grimmer's Ray,
and southern boundary of Port Washington
Bay, off Section 23, West Pender Island said
islets containing total of one acre, more or
Dated April 2nd, 1912, at Port Washington,
B. C.
apl 6 june 1
District of South Saanich
TAKE NOTICE that t e Vancouver Island
Power Co., Ltd., of Victoria, B.C., occupation Power Company, intend to apply , for
fiermission to lease tbe following described
and, comprising the foreshore contained within part of Slugget Bay, Tod Inlet, Vancouver
Island:*—Commencing at a post planted at
high water mark on the East shore of Slugget
Bay, thc said post being five hundred (500)
feet south (Ast.), and eight hundred and sixty-
eight (868) feet west (Ast.) of the north-east
comer of Section 12, Range 2 West, South
Saanich District; thence west (Ast-.) fivc
liundrcd and fifty-two and three-tenths (552.3)
feet; thence soutii (Ast.) one hundred and
forty-six and one-tenth (146.1) feet more or
less to high water mark on the south shore
of Slugget Bay, and thence along high water
mark to the point of commencement, containing two and four-tenths (2.4) acres more or
Dated April 25th, 1912.
A. 0.  Noakes, Agent,
may 4 june 29 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
Former Victorian Founds
New Science
It will doubtless be of great interest
to Victorians to know that Dr. James
E. Collinge, who lived in Victoria a
number of years ago, has founded a
new science.
Dr. Collinge is a native of Manitoba, but has been in America the
last ten or twelve years. He spent
much of this time in seclusion, perfecting the various branches of his
science, which he now has advanced
to a point that it is tangible to the
world. Sine; October last he has
been in New Yon*;, where scientific
men were much enthused over his
His science pertains to the brain
and body, and consists in being able
at will to liberate the ego, or the force
that operates the intellect, and to let
it function through any part of the
brain. It is a well known fact, that
is attested by the world's great scientists, that even among the most highly educated people there is a very
large area of the brain that is not
used. And civilized man knows, as a
rule, only one functioning of the mind
and that is intellect Releasing the
ego from the intellect gives it an opportunity to traverse the entire are?
of the brain, thus bu'lding up new
sets of brain c.elU and developing
latent qualities of mind.
Dr. Collinge says that the mental
house contains many rooms, and that
we should be able to utilize any room
at will, instead of being tied to one
The effects of his discoveries are
too many to recount in a short article.
Notable among them, however, is the
opening up of the brain-cell that establish a conscious equilibrium between mind and body, enabling us to
operate the mind and body consciously and intelligently, thus giving us the
full utility of thought. Also, it enables us at will to set in operation
re-creating forces of body and brain
that keep the organism in a state of
poise and rejuvenation.
The teachers of New York were
much interested in having some of
the primary principles of this science
placed in book form to be used as
text-books in the schools, which
would form the foundation for a new
psychology, and a new physiology.
[The Week inserts this by request,
and on the principle that there may
be "something in it."]
In Full Sympathy
In the two island sections of the
Maritime Provinces, for instance, we
notice a peculiar use of the word
"whatever." This is, of course, a
perfectly proper word, used on proper occasions, but the use which is
generally made of it in these sections,
is, to say the least, peculiar. It
seems to be employed as a terminal
expression, for the purpose of lending emphasis to what has been said.
It is in general use throughout the
country districts and by most all
classes of the population. It is also
which the following may be given as
a few examples:
"This is a fine day whatever."
"The boat is late tonight whatever."
"That's a fine horse whatever."
Thus these expressions go through
the whole round of ordinary conversation.
A somewhat amusing illustration of
its extreme use is here given: Thc
clerk of a certain church was sometimes a little slow in giving the
"Amen" responses as he followed the
parson through the service, but what
he lacked in promptness he sought to
make up in emphasis, so with becoming solemnity he, in time, caught up
to the parson by saying "Amen, whatever."—F. A. Wightman, in The Canadian Magazine.
District of Malahat
TAKE notice that Arthur W. McCurdy, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Retired, intends to
apply for permiision to lease the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the southeasterly corner of Lot 130,
Malahat Diltrict, thence southwesterly along
the shore of Saanich Inlet to the southerly
angle of said lot: thence east five chains;
thence northeasterly pa-allel to the shore of
Saanich Inlet to a point five chains south of
the point of commencement; thence north five
chains to the point of commencement.
Dated March  uth,  1911.
mch 23 may 18
The Beautiful Suburban Homesite
The newest subdivision on the Wilkinson Road. We think it is
the best. Most of the lots we are offering for sale are double the
size of ordinary town lots, and they need only to be seen to be
appreciated. They lie on a gentle slope, all chared, and in the
highest state of cultivation. Some have a number of full bearing
fruit trees, most of them are in grass. "HIGHFIELD" is close
to the 4-mile circle, and two stations of the B. C. Electric railway
are within a few minutes' walk.   We can offer these lots from
$550.00 UP
On very easy terms.   We will take you out to see them.   Our
auto will leave the office, 634 View street, at 11 a.m.,
2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m." daily.
Member of Victoria Real Estate Exchange
Room 12 McGregor Block, 634 View St. Phone 2901
PERFECT EASE and comfort—always the
mosl popular feature of C/C a la Grace Corsets
—is more important than ever since the present
trend of fashion is toward the natural figure.
have never sacrificed comfort for (ads or extremes of style. Each model
is designed to preserve the natural poise of the figure and give flexibility
and freedom—at the same time meeting fashion's requirements. Many
models—all sizes—one that just fits YOU.
The best stores sell them.
The Parson—Doan' set up yonah puny
knowledge ag'in de Almighty's. He knows
moah dan you docs, moan dan Ah docs,
moah'n anybody on dishyer earth does	
The Junior Deacon—How 'bout Teddy
Roosefclt ?
The Parson—Reckon All made mail statement a mite too broad I
McLaughlin Automobile;
for 1912
Model 2Q—The Car for the Man of
Moderate Means
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Artillery wheels; demountable rims; 35x4 tires; 108 wheel basi
four-cylinder engine, 30-horse power; Remy magneto; Prest-O-Li
tank; cut out; accelerator; five lamps; concealed horn; complete toi
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Option:—Colour   can   be   either   Blue   and   Black   throughout
combination Battleship Grey and Black.
Let us demonstrate to you.   Call or phone us, making appointmet
Western Motor & Supply Co., Lte
1410 Broad Street
Telephone 695
Victoria, B.
Women's Golf, Tennis
Croquet Shoes
Women's Brown Glosse Kid  Blucher  Cut Shoe, with  corrugu;
rubber sole through under the heel, made expressly for ero
Women's White Buckskin Shoe, made blucher cut with heavy
rubber sole, made expressly for tennis players.
Women's Brown Kid One-Strap Slipper with corrugated rubber 1
made expressly for croquet or tennis players.
Women's Tan Russia Calf Shoe with heavy double extension, hi
welted soles and low heels, made expressly for golfing.
Mail Orders Promptly Filled
H. B. Hammond Shoe Co.
Hanan & Son,
N. Y.
Sole Agents Broadwalk Staffers
for Children
Wichert & Card
N. Y.
About "Reception Tea
A most important point to consider in purchasing tea is its suitab
for brewing in the water of a particular district.   A High Stan
of Quality and especial Suitability for the water of this district
made "Reception Tea" a great favorite with our customers.   I
grown in the finest GARDENS OF CEYLON and blended by expi
Thus  the  quality  is  always  uniform.   Reception  Tea  is   han
exclusively by us, and today we are selling three times the quan
of this very popular tea as all other brands put together.   There
reason, more than the name, for this tea making such a "decided
with our customers.   There is only one quality, the best, and o
one price, the lowest for such quality.
Reception Tea, per lb., 50c; J^-lb., 25c; 5 lbs. for $
H. 0. Kirkham & Co., Ln
741, 743, 745 Fort Strebt
Grocery Store Butcher Shop Liquor Store
Tels. 178, 179 Tel. 2678 Tel. 9677
Ontario Street, near St. Lawrence—8 rooms, modern. .$ 9/
One-third cash.
Simcoe Street—8 rooms, modern, large lot $10,(
One-third cash.
Cor. Cook and King's Sts—New, 5 rooms, basement, etc. $5,(
$800 cash, $35 per month and interest.
Cambridge Street—7 rooms, new, gas, etc $7,;
One-fourth cash; one, two and three years.
Also two new houses on Monterey Ave., 6 and 7 rooms. $6,(
each, with easy terms.
Ballantine, Jenkinson tf G
1219 Langley Street       Phone 3415
apl27 S 1 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
[laracter by Handwriting
By request and to enable a
irger number of our readers to
enefit we have decided to re-
ert to the original charge of 50
ents for each diagnosis.
Editor of The Week wishes
all special attention to this De-
lent, which is conducted by an
gentleman, a 'Varsity man of
attainments.   Character reading
hand-writing   is   a   scientific
\, entirely devoid of charlatanism
possibly the most reliable in-
jf all, because hand-writing re-
the development of character,
Its index is not confined to na-
traits.    It   is   an   interesting
not merely in enabling us to
|urselves as others see us, but
be turned to important account
|mitting the hand-writing of per-
vith whom we have business re-
Indeed, viewed in this aspect,
Inly a reasonable precaution to
■Jail that the chirographist can
Before deciding to institute
department the Editor of The
jimposed the severest tests, sub-
the   hand-writing    of well-
persons entirely unknown to
tntleman conducting  this De-
Lnt, who is a stranger to Vic-
Ind a recent arrival.   He is pre-
|to guarantee absolute accuracy
opes that the readers of The
will avail themselves of what
enuine privilege.
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lines written in.ink on un-
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I better than copied matter.   It
|e signed with their own name
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DEWD.—With a quiet, gentle nature, your
bright disposition and kind heart brings you
many friends. Possessing good taste, you
have artistic leanings, but they are not very
pronounced. Will power is not very great,
you are inclined to lean somewhat on others,
and perhaps to be too much guided by them.
Your moral sense and courage is great, if
hidden under your somewhat retiring disposition. Domesticated, you are genuinely fond
of home life, and you are very fond of both
children and animals, especially horses.
Generous, but not extravagant, you have a
fair idea of business and your intellectual
powers are a little above the average. Your
weak point is jealousy and a disposition to
take offense where none is meant, you are
probably unaware of this. There is an inclination too to be first which your diffidence
prevents you from showing outwardly, but
whicii at the same time causes you to view
with dislike those who are first owing to their
greater powers or energy. Your temper is
of the morose order, but I judge you keep
it well controlled. Cultivate charity and
justice,  do  not be  afraid  of  a little vanity.
JEFFREY—Thank you for your note. I
should like to do you justice, so when you
are quite "normal" will you write to me
again? Don't send another fee but just a
chatty note, like the one I have, but in ink
please, of course if you really wish it I will
work with what you sent me.
NOTICK is hereby given that the reserve
existing over Lot 9874, Group I, Kootenay
District^ by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th
of December,   1907,  is cancelled.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
18th May,   1912.
may 25
aug. 24
District  of  Coast.
TAKE notice that I, George H. Crane, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Contractor, intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted .about 20 chains west from the
northwest corner of the Northwest quartef of
Section 22, Township 8, Range 3, thence north
20 chains, thence east 30 chains, thence south
20 chains; thence west 30 chains to point
of commencement, and containing sixty (60)
acres more or less.
Dated May 8,  1912.
may 18 july 13
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
established by notice dated 5th July, 1911,
and published in the British Columbia Gazette
of the 13th of July, 1911, is cancelled in so
far as same relates to Lot 291,1, Group I, New
Westminster District, situated on Gambier
Island, in order that the sale of the said
Lot 2911 be made to Fred. P. Murray.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
18th May,  1912.
may 25 aug. 24
Victoria Assessment District
NOTICE is hereby given that a special
Court of Revision and Appeal for the Victoria
Assessment District wil! be held at the Assessor's Office in the Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, May 28th, 1912, at
eleven o'clock a.m., to hear and determine all
appeals Arising out of assessment for the year
1912 made under the heading of the Supplementary Assessment Roll.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 8th day of
May,  1912.
Judge of the Court of Revision
and Appeal.
may 11
may 25
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on lawn, porch or in camp, the
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Everywhere replacing the old-fashioned, saggy, shift "half-moon"
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comfort md wrvice,
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may 18 S oct 19
Hundreds of Seasonable Suggestions
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A Meat Safe is an Absolute Necessity
If you want to have your meat protected from
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There is no excuse for not having one at
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Come in and choose the size and price to
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Size 20 inches  $3.25
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Size 28 inches  $4.25
Size 22 inches  $3-5°
Size 26 inches  $4.00
Size 30 inches  $4-50
Artistic Furniture for the Summer Home
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Because of its lightness, attractive appearance and serviceability, Willow Furniture is much in demand for summer use in'town ancl country home.   The Arm
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how comfortable they are.
Seat 22 in. deep, width 20 in... .$10.00     Seat 26 in. deep, width 23 in... .$12.00
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New Summer Floor
Coverings Arrived
Au inexpensive and good floor covering for
the summer camp or home is Japanese Matting, at, per yard   25c
New Special China Matting, extra heavy, with
quaint design.    Per yard   40c
Twisted Fibre Matting, a yard wide, bordered,
suitable for veranda and other purposes,
will stand very heavy wear; in green and
straw color. Handsome designs. Per
yard     $1.00
Specials/or Today—Odd Toilet Sets in Pretty Designs, 8 and 10 Pieces for $2.00 and $1.50 per Set
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True Economy
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■ _l.3_i__-_\_?iL_'e.~.":'_.V_V
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Article 10
Mr. A. W. Harvey has left on an
extended survey up Nortli.
* *   *
Mr. Lascelles Norris, Vancouver, is
registered at the Balmoral Hotel.
Mr. J. C. Bridgman, Vancouver,
spent the 24th of May in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. Victor Eliot and party motored
up to Alberni for the holidays.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bell from
Seattle, have been staying at the Empress Hotel for a few days.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Monteith motored up to Cowichan Lake during
the week.
* *   *
Mrs. J. E. Wark, of Shawnigan
Lake has been a recent guest in Victoria staying with friends.
* *   *
Miss Stalbr'dge, from Vancouver, is
a guest at the Glensliiel Inn and intends making a short stay here.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Capper are recent arrivals in Victoria from London, England.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strain are
guests in the City from Winnipeg.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Brenan and son
fiom Chicago are visiting friends in
this city.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. West of Port
Alberni, B.C., have been making a
short stay in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Holmes of Chicago are registered  at  the  Empress
* *   *
Mr. George A. Smith, from Alberni,
was among the many guests from up
tiie line in town this week.
* *   *
Mr. M. Cassidy from Vancouver,
was in Victoria on business during
the latter part of the week.
Mr. Wiseman of the firm of Messrs.
Monk & Monteith, Ltd., has returned
from a visit to Vernon, B.C.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Campbell of
Vancouver have been staying in this
* *   *
Last Sunday afternoon Mr. Peter
Webb was host of a small but charming launch party.
* *   *
Mrs. Roger Wilby, of this city, is
staying with her sister, Mrs. Raymond Bond, in Vancouver.
Mr. Jack Cambie is the guest of
Captain Hamilton Ramsay, of Chilliwack, B.C.
* *   *
Mr. P. A. Alfred Landry has left
for Prince Rupert on an extended
Mr. and Mrs. Drye, of Westholme,
have been the guests of friends in
* *   *
Mr. Arthur Morton has returned
from an extended visit to Cowichan
* *   *
Mr. Herbert Swaync of Alberni,
B. C, spent last week in town, on a
short business visit,
* *   *
Mr. William Barton has returned
to Alberni after a brief stay in the
* *   *
Mrs. P. J. Cowley is paying an extended visit to friends in Vancouver,
where she will remain for some
Mrs. E. C. B. Bagshawe and family have gone up to Koenig's Hotc:,
Shawnigan Lake, where they intend
spending the next fortnight.
* *   *
Mr. J. R. Anderson has been the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. William Monteith, Cowichan Lake.
* *     a
Mrs. C. E. Pooley, Lampson street,
has gone over to Vancouver for a
short visit and will be the guest of
Mrs. (Col.) Holmes.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Morrison and Mrs.
Baker have returned to their home
in Vancouver after spending some
weeks at the Glensliiel Inn.
* *   *
Mr. Fred. Crofton, Ganges Harbour, has come to Victoria to meet
his brother-in-law, Commander Walters, the new Commander for H. H.
S. Shearwater.
Miss Dorothy Page has returned
from visiting friends in Vancouver
and is now the guest of Mrs. Loenholm, Gorge Road.
* *   *
Mrs. R. J. Roberts, Kuper Island,
and Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Roberts have
been visiting friends in this city during the past week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Cane, who
have been spending their honeymoon
in Ireland, returned to Victoria during the week.
* *   *
Mrs. Trotter Johnston, Somenos,
and Mrs. Robert Barclay and son
have returned from an extended visit
to England.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Chator Payne (nee
Miss Veva Blackwood) have returned
from their honeymoon spent in California.
* *   *
The marriage of Miss Josephine
Alice Marboeuf, of this city, to Mr.
G. K. Gillespie, o'f Cowicjian Lake,
has been arranged to take place on
Wednesday, June sth.
Mr. Frank O'Reilly, Mr. Jack
O'Reilly and Miss O'Reilly went up
to Cowichan Lake during the week,
and came down the river by canoe.
* *   *
Miss Nellie May, of Chemainus, B.
C, has been spending the past week
as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. S.
Barton, Esquimalt Road.
* *   *
A most enjoyable private subscription dance was given in the A. O. U.
W. Hall on Tuesday evening last.
The music which was supplied by
Mrs. Hamilton, was everything that
could be desired and dancing was
kept up until a late hour. Thc hall
was prettily arranged with broom and
the supper tables were daintily
adorned with crimson roses. Among
those present were: Mrs. Burge, Mrs.
White, Miss Bowron, Miss Schmidt,
Miss Bagshawe, Miss E. Gibson, Mrs.
Musgrave, Mrs. A. H. Lawder, Miss
Matthews, Miss Collins, Miss F.
Drake and the Messrs. Leonard, D.
Bullen, Erleback, Shedden, McKenzie,
Matthews, Payne, Wickson, Thwaits,
Major, and many others.
(Continued on Page  12)
Just a word to our. Patrons.   Don't forget we have Special Music
from nine to eleven Sunday evenings.
Celery 25      Olives 20      Almonds 20      Green Onions 10
Caviar 25 Pate de Foje Gras Tuni Fish 25
Olympia Oyster Cocktail 35    Crab Cocktail 25   Little Neck Clams 40
Eastern Oysters on Shell 40
Consomme Imperial 15    Cream of Asparagus 15    Chicken Broth 15
Boston Clam Chowder 15
Filet of English Sole Otero 25 Boiled Salmon, Egg Sauce, 25
Finnan Haddie Westholme 40     Baked Oyster Colombienne
Eastern Oyster Pattie 50       Chicken Supreme a la King 50
Lamb Chops Parisienne 45 Veal Cutlet Italienne 45
Pineapple Fritter Brandy Sauce 20
Half Fried Chicken Southern Style 75
Broiled Sweetbread Country Gravy 50
Prime Ribs Beef Yorkshire Pudding 40.   Extra cut 75
Vancouver Island Lamb Fresh Mint Sauce 60
Local Young Turkey Cranberry Sauce 75
Local Asparagus 35 Fresh Spinach 15 New Garden Peas 25
Cauliflower in Cream 15    New Potatoes in Cream 20
Waldorf 40        Head Lettuce 25        Sliced Cucumber 25
Sliced Tomatoes 25     Combination 50
Green Apple Pie 10    Stewed Fruit 15     Sago Pudding Home Style 10
Strawberry Shortcake      Vanilla Parfait 25     Peach Melba 35
Assorted Fruit 25 Nuts and Raisins 25
Pot Tea 15 Demitasse 10 Pot Coffee 20
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Don't forget to 'phone 2970 and reserve a table.
Jimmy Morgan
Late of Vancouver, B. C.
apl 20
With soft double cuffs, soi
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are just what you'll requir
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apl 6
Farmers'Exchange, Ltd.
618 Johnson Street
Phone jjiS
A Few Week End Specials
Eggs, New Laid, per doz	
Squab Chickens, per lb	
Local Asparagus, per 2 lbs	
Local Rhubarb, per 6 lbs	
Local Spinach, per 2 lbs	
Local Potatoes, per sack $:
Delicious Sunkist Oranges, per doz	
Also Lettuce, Radishes, Cucumbers, Mint, Thyme, Spring Onions,
april 20 S oc
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Dealers in Silks, Laces Etc.
Ladies' and Children's
So Kee & Co.
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and appealing to the taste,
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Going on
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Tooth Brushes
Toilet Lotions
Talcum Powders
Travelling Mirrors
Hair Brushes
Sponge Bags
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1016 Govt. St. Established 1867 Victoria, Bl THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
'Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
(By The Hornet)
lat Winston Churchill is "mak-
lood" as First Lord of the Admir-
land may yet become the idol of
pritish people.
* *   *
at he is developing all the best
Icteristics of his brilliant father,
■hows no trace of a tendency to
pis career by the erratic conduct
ruined Lord Randolph.
* *   *
It he seems to be the one man
[thoroughly   understands   how
reliance  can  be  placed  upon
jtny's "pacific" protestations.
* *   *
his warning to the Admiralty,
lis  challenge to  the  Overseas
}ion, is being justified daily.
* *   *
it begins to look as if Roose-
a better fighter than Jeffries
^n "come back."
* *   *
the American people must be
lindeed of their presidential
Ites, and Lincoln must have
|in his grave.
* *   *
Roosevelt's    idea    that  the
of the great emancipator has
Ion his shoulders is original
* ;'*•'"*
it begins to look as if when
hoke of battle is over Sancho
Taft will be nothing but "a
| spot,
the Victoria Times might do
Ithan replenish its vituperative
llary   from   the   speeches   of
}elt and Taft.
* *   *
after the publication of the
bondence on the Reciprocity
In, Canada will have just about
|h use for the one as the other.
■ *   *   *
two  organizations are  going
|ord in favour of greasing the
of the Federal machine in the
! of Imperial Naval Defence.
* *   *
: anyone who wishes to be post-
J this subject would do well to
(he Blue Book Report on the
tiperial Conference in 1909.
le, Quality
le conspicious features
lour Clothes.    Some
>thing may possess
of   these   features
outside of Hobberlin
|)thes only the high-
:ed metropolitan tail-
I can give all three.
[We invite your in-
[ction.    When  may
expect you?
Iome of Hobberlin Clothes
608 Yates St.
Next to Imperial Bank
That this report makes it quite
clear that the only reason a Fleet
Unit was not decided upon for the
Atlantic and the Pacific was because
Canada   was   not   prepared   to   "pay
the price."
* *   *
That three years have gone by since
then and nothing has been done—as
far as the general public is aware.
* *   *
That Mr. Churchill's suggestion
that we should "police our own
waters" is a pretty straight tip.
* *   *
That it is about time the rock drills
in the inner harbour were put to
work double shift instead of lying idle
two-thirds of the time.
* *   *
That the Minister of Marine promised some time ago that this should
be done, and it is the duty of the
local  Superintendent to  make  good.
* *   *
That there are only five native Canadians in the Work Point Garrison
—which surely furnishes food for reflection.
* *   *
That Victoria will be sorry to lose
Commander Vivian, who has just returned from a Southern cruise and is
ordered home.
* *   *
That under most difficult and trying
circumstances he proved himself to
be a loyal British Officer, and a man
of honour and integrity.
* *   *
That the newspapers on the Coast
were a unit in denouncing the "Pink
Lady," and most of them used
stronger alnguage than was employed by the Victoria Press.
* #   *
That    in view    of the    advanced
prices charged for a worthless show
the  head of the  booking syndicate
should spell his name "Claw."
That everybody is waiting for the
advent of Maude Adams to relieve the
theatrical season from mediocrity.
* *   *
That the popular rendezvous these
days, or rather nights, is the Gorge
Park, and the chief attraction there
the dancing pavilion.
* *   *
That the crowds that go there every
night severely tax the transportation
* *   *
That Mr. Denham has solved the
problem of furnishing the best kind
of attraction for open air entertainment.
That on Sunday last the splendid
concert given by the Fifth Regiment
Band in Beacon Hill Park drew an
audience of more than 5,000 people.
* *   *
That for sylvan beauty, and homelike surroundings the scene could not
be beaten outside the London Parks
* *   *
That the Parks Committee should
be uijged to increase the number of
seats in order that women and chil
dren should not be obliged to stand
while the "Lords of Creation" sit.
* *   *
That the investigation held this
week by the License Commissioners
strongly suggested the proceedings of
a "Star Chamber."
* *   »
That while a "morality squad" may
have some "raison d'etre" it should
also  have  some  definite  regulations.
* *   *
That the excesses practised by the
"morality squad" in Seattle would not
be tolerated under the British flag.
* *   *
That the Supreme Court of Canada
has declared a Curfew law to be
"ultra vires," a decision which only
increases the responsibility of parents.
•*       *       *
That the Methodist Conference
may protest against Militarism, but
the venerable Superintendent, Dr.
Carman, spoke in favour of military
* *   *
That it. is to be feared Methodist
Ministers as a rule are not students
of history, however well grounded
they may be in theology.
* *   *
That it was a Minister who wrote
the best book yet published on "The
Battles of the Empire."
* *   *
That it was the greatest Commoner
England ever produced who urged
his men to "pray to God and keep
your powder -dry."
That cricket is booming in Victoria,
as well as real estate, and the brand
is the best ever seen in the Capital
* *   *
That if the Victoria Club was a
little stronger in bowling it could
hold its own with any aggregation
in the Dominion.   .
* *   *
That there will be a close fight between the Albion and Esquimalt for
second honours.
* *   *
That great credit is due to the latter organization for pulling up in the
plucky manner they have done in the
last two seasons.
* *   *
That the present disposition of Naval affairs places Esquimalt at a
great disadvantage compared with the
days when the Navy constituted al-
mto'st the whole team.
»   *   *
That President Pooley and Captain
Sparks bid fair to revive the glories
of past days.
* *   #
That it is quite certain the new
City Engineer will never "rust" out if
he tackles all the work awaiting him
in Victoria.       ■>
* *   *
That the pursuit of the Indian outlaws in the Clinton district has degenerated into a farce, and the newspaper reports of the chase are even
more farcical.
* *   *
That we didn't know that our one
and only Charles had gone to Clinton,
but the picturesque press dispatches
emanating from the front are conclusive.
* *   *
That the Desborough Cup for life
saving has reached Victoria and is in
the custody of Mr. Pomfret.
*  *   *   *
That it is hoped there may be a
competition for this beautiful piece
of solid silverware some time next
* *   *
That Mr. Pomfret still continues
his valuable course of instruction, and
many Victoria youths are glad to avail
themselves of it.
* *   *
That the thanks of the Overseas
Club are due to the Victoria Times
for reporting its last meeting at
* *   *
That the attention of the B. C. E.
R. is respectfully directed to the
crowd of drunks and disorderlies
which almost daily monopolises the
Esquimalt cars between 6 and 8 p.m.
* *   *
That if there is no, regulation
against carrying passengers in this
condition they ought to be provided
with independent cars.
* *   *
That on Monday of this week a
drunken man made a great nuisance
of himself on a Fort Street car, and
several passengers left the car on that
The programme of events for Victoria Day celebration was printed by
the Acme Press and is one of the
most artistic ever put up. The typo-
giaphical work is first class and the
illustrations would do credit to a Vancouver Island Development League
handbook. This enterprising firm is
doing a lot of artistic work these
days, among its latest publications being a pamphlet dealing with the Uplands Estate and another with the
Hutcharm Advertising Co., which has
recently been started by two the best
known and most popular of Victoria's
business men, Mr. R. A. Hutchison,
late advertising manager, and Mr. C.
I. Armstrong, late city editor, of the
Victoria Colonist.
The London
Book Club
/Vo8n.-lltola.m.&4to6p.m. daily
Saturday, 11 to 1,4 to6& 8 to 10 p.m.
Library and Office
737 Fort Street
Victoria, B. C.
Mrs. Hallett, Librarian   Phone 2601
Spence, Doherty & Co.
The Men's Exclusive
Are you on the look-out for up-to-date head-dress?   To be sure
you want the best that money can buy at its face value!   Why
not come to us now with your hat troubles.   We can help you
out, because our stock is the most up-to-date in town.
Spence, Doherty & Co.
1216 Douglas St.
Opp. Merchants' Bank
Hatters and Furnishers " Tq Men who Care "
mch 9 h
June 9
What you want, the way you want it
Afternoon Tea, Dainty Luncheons,
Special Teas for parties by arrangement.    Do not forget—We always
keep on hand guaranteed
New Laid Eggs.
The TEA KETTLE   n» douglas st.
MISS M. WOOLDRIDGE, Proprietress        Opposite the Victoria Theatre
THE Staggard Tread Tires
are the most economical you can
buy because the double thickness
and quality of the riding treads equal that
of any two ordinary tires.
Their chief value, however, lies in the protection they afford both passengers and car in checking;
every tendency to slip or skid on any kind of wet or
slippery road or when making sharp emergency turns.
which tells why Republic "Staggard Tread" T:res
give more service at less expense and are safer tnan
any other kind.
Distributors for B. C.
mch l6
sept 16
In straining your eyes you are abusing your
best friends. Correctly fitted glasses will
give you permanent relief and pleasureablc
use of your eyesight. Your glasses must be
correctly fitted, however.   Consult
Optometrist and Optician
645 Fort Street Telephone 2259
apl 20 S oct 2.
J. W. A. Taylor
Automobiles for Hire
Phone 299        Day and Night
may 4 S June 4
Landscape Architect
& Engineer
Phone 5931 Fairfield Building
Vancouver, B. C.
May A S Aus. 4 12
British Columbia visitors who have
registered tecently at Lord Strath-
cona's office in London include Mr.
and Mrs. H. W. Kent, Mrs. Tuthill,
Miss A. Brignall, Mrs. S. N. Ogden,
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Scott, Mr. Douglas Scott and Mr. Theo P. Monk.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gibson and
Miss Gibson, who have been touring
Southern California for the last four
or five months, have returned to their
home at Oak Bay.
* *   *
Miss Daisy Hamilton Ramsay, who
has been visiting friends in Victoria
during the past month, left on Tuesday's boat for Vanoouver en route to
her home in Chilliwack, B. C.
* *   *
The marriage was celebrated recently in Nanaimo, B.C., of Mr. Walter G. Tulk, of this city, and Miss
Laura Helen Lidstone of Victoria, B.
C, the ceremony being performed by
the Rev. J. R. Robertson, at St. Andrew's Manse. The bride, who was
charmingly gowned in a clinging
dress of white, was attended by Miss
Theresa Bromley, of Victoria, and the
groom was supported by Mr. Richard
S. Griffiths, also of Victoria. After
the ceremony the party motored
down to Victoria, where they made
a short stay.
* *   #
The marriage of Miss Hilda Maud
Sexsmith, second daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. W. Sexsmith, and Mrs.
Harry Barnard Sargison, son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. G- Sargison, was solemnized last evening at the home of the
bride's parents, 1311 Johnson street,
by Rev. Dr. Campbell, a large gathering of friends and relatives being
present at the ceremony. The bride,
in a soft white messaline gown, was
given away by her father. She wore
the traditional veil and orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet
of bridal roses. Her bridesmaid,
Miss Lena Sexsmith, wore a charming
pink costume and carried a bouquet
of pink carnations. The groom was
attended by his brother, Mr. A. E.
Sargison. The groom's gift to the
bride was a pearl sunburst, . to the
bridesmaid a ruby ring and to the
best man a scarf pin. Mr. and Mrs.
Sargison afterwards left on the midnight boat, for Portland and the
Sound cities, the bride travelling in a
smart brown tailored suit with a pink
hat. On their return they will reside in their new home, 1137 Oscar
Overseas Club
At the last meeting of the Overseas Club the naval policy of the
Dominion Government bulked large,
and evoked much discussion. A good
deal of correspondence was read and
the attitude of Rt. Hon. Winston
Churchill, who has hinted that it is
time for the outlying portions of the
Empire to do something for themselves, was acknowledged to be a just
one. The defenceless state of this
port in spite of thc increase of its
traffic, was touched on and a resolution was passed urging the Federal
Government to announce its naval
policy early. The president, Mr. W.
Blakemore, announced that a joint
meeting of the various branches of
the Navy League in the Province
would shortly be called to insist upon
the necessity of prompt action in this
matter. Miss A. Heinekey presented the report of the Titanic fund
which totalled up to $526.50, which
has been forwarded to the Mansion
House fund.—Victoria Colonist.
telling me why you wear those
clothes?" This was too much for the
patience of the irate golfer, and looking up from his task, he yelled out:
"If you would stop chewing gum and
talking through your nose, I might
tell you."   Tableau.     LOUNGER.
Good home on Vancouver
Island for a few months offered
for a lady; three small children
in family; must help with housework. Write at once, stating
terms, to P. 0. Box 623,
Nanaimo, B. C.
District of Loast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Frank Leroy, of Victoria,
B.C., occupation Merchant, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:*—Commencing ai; a post planted
about one and one-half miles distant and in
a  westerly  direction   from   Takush   Harbor;
thence   soutii    40    chains;    thence    west   80
chains;_ thence north 40 chains; thence east
80   chains  to   point   of  commencement,   containing  160 acres more or less.
Dated May 8th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
(Continued from Page 2)
an ultra-British style of dress, consisting of a green coat, a yellow shirt,
knicker-bockers and a marvellously
tartaned pair of Scotch hose. Whilst
he was hunting in this startling garb
for the lost ball, along comes a tally-
ho loaded up with American tourists.
The driver stopped, rather than run
the terrible risk of driving over the
lost ball, or otherwise hurting the
feelings of the officer. At this time a
tall, cadaverous American rose from
his seat a the front of the tally-ho
and addressed the officer thus: "Excuse me, sir-r-, but do you mind telling me why you wear those clothes?"
No reply, but an indignant flash on
the face and neck of the officer. The
American maintained his poise and
after the lapse of half a minute, repeated the question in a louder tone
and with a more distinct emphasis.
"Excuse me, sir-r-, but do you mind
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that William Dixon, of Victoria, B.C., occupation Cook, intends to apply
for_ permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about four miles distant in a southerly direction  from  Takush  Harbor;  thence  soutli  40
chains; thence east 40 chains;  thence north
40 chains; thence west 40 chains to point of
commencement, containing 160 acres more or
Dated May 6th,  1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent.,
may 25 july 20
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that William Peter Smith, of
Victoria, B. C, occupation Engineer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted ahout three miles distant in  a
south-westerly direction from Takush Harbor;
thence   west   40   chains;    thence   soutii   40
chains;_ thence east 40 chains; thence north
40_ chains' to  point   of  commencement,   containing  160 acres more or less.
Dated May 7th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Geo. Herbert Atkins, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Painter, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about four miles in a southerly direction  from   Takush  Harbor,   thence   soutii  40
chains; thence west 40 chains; thence north
40 chains; thence east 40 chains to point of
commencement, containing 160 acres more or
Dated May 7th,  1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE NOTICE that Frederick Wood, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Contractor, intends
to apply for permission to purchase thc following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about four miles distant and in
a   southerly  direction   from  Takush   Harbor:
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thencci soutii 40 chains; thence west 40 chains
to   point  of   commencement,   containing   160
acres more or less.
Dated May 6th,  1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
District of Coast, ..ange 2
TAKE notice that John Walker  McBride,
of  Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation  Carpenter,   intends   to  apply   for   permission   to   purchase
the  following  described  lands:—Commencing
at a post nlanted  about three miles distant
and   in   a   southerly   direction   from   Takush
Harbor; thence west 40 chains; thence north
40   chains;   thence   east   40   chains;   thence
south 40 chains to point of commencement,
containing 160 acres more or less.
Dated  Mav  6th,   1012.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
District of Coast, Range _
TAKE  notice  that  James  Arthur   _
of Victoria, B. C, occupation Barber, ii
to apply for permission to purchase tl
lowing   described   lands:—Commencing
post planted on the north-west shore o
biook Cove; thence north 40 chains;
east 40 chains; thence south 40 chains;
west  40   cliains  to  point  of  commenc
containing 160 acres more or less.
Dated May 8th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Aj
mav 25
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE  notice  that  Anthony Anders
Victoria,   B.C.,  occupation   Mining   Mf
tends to apply for permission to purch;
following described lands:—CommencinI
post planted about three and one-half
distant and in a south-easterly directio|
Takush  Harbor;    thence    south    80 <
thence west 80 chains; thence north 80 j
thence east 80 chains to point of con
ment, containing 640 acres, more or
Dated May 6th,  1912.
Frederick A. Smith,
may 25
District of Coa'_t, Range 2
TAKE notice that Herman Rupert Brown,
of   Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation   Surveyor,   in-
tends   to  apply   for   permission   to   purchase
the following  described  lands:—Commencing
at  a post planted  about three miles distant
and   in   a   southerly   direction   from   Takush
Harbor; thence east 40 chains; thence north
40   chains;   thence   west   40   chains;   thence
south' 1)0 chains to point of commencement,
containing   160  acres more  or less.
Dated May 6th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 23 July 20
Sale by Tender of Steamer
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the,undersigned   and   accompanied _ by   a   certified
cheque for $500, will be received up to noon
on Wednesday the Third day of July,   1912,
for the purchase of the Canadian Government
Steamer "Kestrel," lately employed in Fishery
Protection  duties  on  the   British   Columbia
Coast  and  now  lying  at  H.M.C.   Dockyard,
Esquimalt, B.C.
Forms of tender, conditions of sale, full
particulars of the Steamer and permission to
inspect her may be obtained on application
from the Officer in charge, H.M.C. Dockyard,
Esquimalt, B.C.
Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.
Deputy   Minister.
Department of the Naval Service,
Ottawa, May 3rd, 1912.
may 18
june 8
School, Diamond Crossing
SEALED TENDERS, superscrib.|
der for School-house, Diamond dossil
be received by the Honourable the r
of Public Works up to 12 o'clock f
Wednesday, the 12th day of June, I
the erection and completion of a hi
room frame school-house at Diamoil
ing in the Newcastle Electoral DistV
Plans, specifications, contract, al
of tender may be seen on and [
22nd day of May, ion, at the offid
H. Shepard, Esq., Secretary of thi
Board, Ladysmith; the Government
Cumberland and Nanaimo; and ,\\_
ment of Public Works, Parliament
Each proposal must be accompanil
accepted cheque or certificate of d(l
a chartered bank of Canada, made|
to thc Honourable tlie Minister
Works, for the sum of $22*3*, which I
forfeited if thc party tendering d<|
enter into contract when called upcj
so, or if he fail to complete the wl
tracted for. The chcqueB or certifj
deposit of unsuccessful tenderers wil
turned to them upon the executioi|
Tenders will not l*e considered unl|
out  on the  forms  supplied,  signed
actual signature of tlu* tenderer, anil J
in the envelopes furnished.
The  lowest  or  any  tender  not   n|
Public Works
Department of Public Works,
Victoria,  B.C.,  May  18th,   1912.|
mav 25
Buy in Dewdney
300 Lots Sold in Our Subdivision "Dewdney Addition"
Perhaps you will ask these two questions: 1 Who are buying these lots? 2 Why are they buying?  Our answer is this:
Lots in the DEWDNEY ADDITION have been bought by some of our most prominent citizens. Well known business men, both in this City ancl Vancouver
—Government Ministers, Members, and High Officials.   They invest in the DEWDNEY ADDITION because they realize that
The Law of Location
Is one of the greatest factors in the ultimate success of Commercial Development—Hope's Strategic Position to the surrounding country; rich in agricultural
lands, timber, minerals, and water-power, combined with its relation ivith three Transcontinental Railroads, and being at the head of Navigation on thc Fraser
River, will make Hope an industrial town of importance.
We Still Have Some Very Fine Lots Left
The Opportunity is Yours—Grasp it—as others have done. There is no time like the present. Come in and talk it over with us. You are under no obligation to
buy.   All information given freely.
Lots irom $200 up. Terms: 1-4 Cash,
Balance 6,12 & 18 months.
Size 50 x 125
The Dominion and Provincial Governments have subsidized the C. P. R.
to the amount of $450,000 to build a traffic and railway bridge across the
Fraser at HOPE, which will cost at least a million dollars.   A great part
of this money will be spent in HOPE
Bagshawe & Co.
Chief Agents    victoria, b. c
Head Office: Rooms 224-225 Pemberton Bldg.


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