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The Week
A British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria and Vancouver B. G.
l_32_Government St.        Telephone 83
18 9 91 ■».« » 9JUULSUULl
Vol. V.   No
Onk Dou.au Ful Annum
Witli   the   return  of   Mr.
Up-Country      Martin Burrell and Mr. H.
Campaign.        C. Goodeve for Yale Cariboo and Kootenay respectively, the B. C. elections are completed
and the Province winds up with a representation of five Conservatives and two
Liberals.    The Week always maintained
that the result would be six to one, conceding Comox-Atlin to   Mr. Sloan.     In
the light of recent events it is not at all
certain that the latter concession was not
too generous, for a well known resident
in the North of the Island is very exasperated because there was no opposition
to Mr. Sloan and declared that he could
easily have been beaten.    Be that as it
may, there is no doubt that the Nanaimo
constituency  was   simply  thrown   away
through lack of proper organization and
effort on the part of the Conservatives.
For a new and comparatively unknown
man like Mr. Shepherd to poll within 130
votes of Kalph Smith under the circumstances shows how easy it would have been
with proper management to have insured
him a substantial majority.   However, one
thing is certain that if the Honourable
William Templeman is to be sustained in
the possession of his portfolio, Sir Wilfrid
Laurier will have to find him a constituency elsewhere;  any attempt to open up
either  of  the Liberal  constituencies  in
British Columbia will assuredly add a
member to the Opposition.    The lessons
of the campaign are obvious.   Long ago
The Week pointed out that whenever the
I Federal Elections came the fight, so far
I as British Columbia was concerned, would
be one of the Province against the Laurier
Administration, and the result amply justifies the prediction.   British Oolumbia
has told Sir Wilfrid in no uncertain manner that it is not satisfied with the treatment it has received at his hands.   The
Better Terms issue which Mr. Templeman said was as dead as Julius Oaeser,
has risen up in a very lively manner to
confound the Federal Government.     Sir
I Wilfrid and his minister vastly underrated the ability of Premier McBride, and
the determination of the Province.   They
may take it for granted that the whole
Province has been won over to the position assumed by Mr. McBride.    This was
demonstrated in the last Provincial elections;   it was repeated with equal force
at the recent Federal elections, and it will
continue to be the most active issue in
this Province until the fight for fair treatment is won.   While this was not the only
issue it fairly divided with the Asiatic
Immigration question the front of the platform.   It looks as if Mr. Templeman is
even yet unable to understand why British
Columbia is not satisfied with Sir Wilfrid's handling of this great problem, for
he and his subordinates continue to protest how excellent an arrangement was
■ made, but they could not convince the
I electors, and Mr. Duncan Boss' dastardly
, attack on Mr. Bowser only deepened the
impression that they never understood the
question,   or  realized   what  the  people
meant.      The   Conservative   candidates
nailed their colours to the mast, and Mr.
McBride voiced their policy in the simple
phrase: "Absolute Exclusion."    That is
the Conservative platform;  it is not the
Liberal platform, which at the best can
only be construed as favourable to "Ke-
striction."   On this issue British Columbia
takes a firm stand, and will continue to
fight, if it has to fight the whole of the
Dominion, but it will do so in a constitutional manner, and for that reason will ultimately win out.   A word of congratula-
tion is clue to Mr. Burrell and Mr. Goodeve; their majorities were enormous, and
under the circumstances remarkable. They
are men who will make their mark at Ottawa ; recollections of the "Silent Seven"
will give place to a considerable "rattling
among the dry bones" of Ottawa when
these men get on their feet to represent the
views of the Province. Both are able and
honourable men. Mr. Goodeve will be one
of the best half-dozen speakers in the
House, and whatever else happens parliament will at least know why the Province
has turned over.
Rally to
The Flag.
Last week Capt. Clive
Phillips Wolley was honoured by being invited to
inaugurate the United Service Club in Victoria. It is an institution
on the lines of the Union Jack Club of
England and is designed to meet the requirements of all men who have seen service. The support of the Soldiers and
Sailors in British Columbia is pledged to
it; in fact it is their club. It is neither
political nor anything else but simply a
rallying point for real fighting British
stock. The Club has selected as its motto
tie patriotic injunction, "Carry High the
Colours," a sentence which rang out with
thrilling effect when Capt. Wolley was
delivering his celebrated address at the
Campaigners' banquet. There is little
doubt that the United Service Club will
be a success; it enjoys the advantage of
appealing to British patriotic sentiment;
it has a leader who is strong in the best
sense of the word; it has a motto which
inspires, and an emblem to which every
son of the Empire will rally. The Week
urges everyone who has seen service to
seek membership and so strengthen the
Club and increase its usefulness and
Anyone who has followed
The Anglican the excellent report of the
Church Synod, meetings   of   the   Church
Synod at Victoria appearing in the columns of the Colonist, must
have realized, perhaps more fully than before, the value of such deliberations, not
only to the church but to the community
at large. Never was the advantage of a
full press report better illustrated. Everyone knows that churches hold Synods, Conventions, Conferences and other deliberative gatherings when their policy is discussed, and reports from their various organizations presented, but without the aid
of the daily press outsiders could never
have known of the wide range of subjects
covered by the Church Synod, nor tho
high ground taken by the able men who
contributed to the various discussions.
There could be no healthier sign than to
find leading business men of the city, men
influential in the commercial and public
life of the community in which they live
taking a leading part in the management
of church affairs and contributing both
intelligence and enlightenment to the consideration of matters which are undoubtedly of vital interest to the public weal.
Another result of the late Synod is to
strengthen the conviction that the Anglican Church is a power on Vancouver
Island, and that its working organizations
are more active than is generally supposed.
Bishop Perrin is to be congratulated on
the Diocese over which he so ably pre
sides, on the splendid band of workers,
both clerical and lay, who are assisting
him, and on the increasing evidences of
the dawn of an era of greater prosperity
for his church. The Anglican Church is
to be congratulated on its Bishop, whose
devotion and ability have endeared him
not only to those over whom he exercises
ecclesiastical authority, but to all who
have had an opportunity of learning something of the unostentatious but effective
manner in which he labours for the well-
being of the community.
By the closest possible majority  the  Church  Synod
at its recent session in Victoria voted down the proposal to admit women to its deliberations.
The debate was admirably conducted and
, the result of a vote may fairly be considered a victory for the suffragettes.   If
the matter had been left in the hands of
the Clergy it would have been settled in
favour of the women, but one obstreperous
lay vote blocked the way and so the decision is postponed for a year.   Iu view,
however, of the progress whicli is being
made in all English speaking countries by
the advocates of woman's suffrage there
can be little doubt that at the next time
of asking victory will come to the new
movement, and it will be well for the
church authorities who look into the future
to adjust their perspective accordingly.
The Week is opposed to female suffrage,
in any shape or form, on the ground that
woman has her own sphere in which nature
and Providence designed that she should
work.    It holds that the welfare of the
race depends on her fidelity to such duties
as belong to that sphere.   It holds further
that public service of any kind is alien
to woman's nature and ultimate destiny,
and that the race will suffer in proportion
as she widens her sphere of activity.    No
doubt the whole question turns upon what
ought to be regarded as woman's legitimate
sphere, and it is not surprising that the
sexes should differ widely in their opinion,
but there are well known lines of demark-
ation to which no intelligent person of
either sex can demur, and within these
lines at any rate it is safe to entrench
one's opinion.    Everything that  affects
home must be considered woman's special
domain;  outside of this, with few exceptions and those few confined to purely
philanthropic enterprises, women have not
been successful as public servants.    The
proposal to hand over to them and to the
clergy the control of church affairs would
be as disastrous as has been the handing
over of the education of our children.   No
one who has studied tlie subject doubts
that the truculency, the ill-manners, and
the precocity which so generally characterize American and Canadian children is
due very largely to the fact that their
education is almost entirely in the hands
■of women, and that generally speaking
tliere is an absence of that virile control
which can only be exercised by a master.
It is not a little significent that the majority vote in favour of the women's position should have been registered by the
Clergy;  and the speaker who pointed out
that church-going was being left more and
more to the women, and that under the
new proposals Church management will be
left entirely to them and the Clergy, spoke
the truth, and made a safe prediction.
There are reasons for this which would
require greater space for discussion than
can be found iu the editorial columns of
The Week, but they are deep-rooted, and
ineradicable, and those who advocate the
change would do well to recognize this.
By all means let women continue in those
Christian activities which directly affect
home life, and which make for the moral
improvement of the community; activities
which they organize themselves and which
they carry on without the assistance of
men. Just how valuable such activities
are may be gathered from the splendid reports submitted at the meetings of the
Women's Council during the present week,
but incursions into other spheres of activity, for which women are not temperamentally fitted cannot in the »nd benefit
themselves or those whom they wish to
One citizen of Victoria has
Cheap Art.       achieved   notoriety   in   a
week,   which  is   almost  a
record.   It came about in this way:   Mr.
William Christie figured out that he could
get more enjoyment for two-bits at the
New Grand than he could for two dollars
at the Victoria theatre, even though he had
to put up with performing bears at the
former   as   against  Albany   Ritchie   or
Madame Nordica at the latter.   Undoubtedly if Mr. Christie prefers performing
bears or even Thomas J. Price to Madame
Nordica he has the best of the argument
as  far  as  he  is  concerned;   but  just
whether it is possible to apply any test
by which to ascertain the exact ratio of
value which exists between a performing bear and a Prima Donna is a matter
on which The Week is not competent to
speak, although Mr. Christie may be.   The
Week fully sympathizes with Mr. Christie's complaint that Prima Donna's come
high, but unlike him does not forget that
tliere are very few of them, whilst the
world is full of dancing bears, and Thomas
Prices.   Seriously, does not Mr. Christie
put himself out of court by the extravagance of the comparison.  A Prima Donna
at a thousand pounds a night may look
dear, and a Prima Donna even at Madame
Nordica's local fee, which is very much
less, may look dear to Victoria;  kit Mr.
Christie should remember that she makes
her own fee, as do all artists of her calibre,
and no one is obliged to pay the price.
The same is true of lesser artists who only
run to two dollars.   The Week has always
been an advocate of popular prices, but
before you can ask prices for the million
you must have the million, and it is impossible in 11 city of thirty-five thousand
inhabitants to secure the same class of attraction as in a city as populous as Seattle
or even Vancouver.   It follows, therefore,
that for special attractions Victoria has
got to pay a little more than some other
places, and if it will not pay that little
more some of the best attractions will slip
by.    There is, however, one point raised
in Mr. Christie's   letter   which   is well
worth consideration, and that is that with
respect to ordinary attractions which visit
Victoria as one city in the circuit, and
whicli often play to partly filled houses, it
ought to be possible for the management
to charge the same rates as in Seattle, and
trust to a larger attendance to reimburse
them.    It has always gone against the
grain to pay 50 cents and sometimes a
dollar more for the same shows in Victoria
than in Seattle.   This concession would,
I am sure, be appreciated, and I do not
think that the theatre would be the loser. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER ai, 1908.
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* Social and X
$ Personal, t
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Mr. W. Newcombe has returned
from  Frisco.
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Mr. Joseph Vipond of Nanaimo is
a guest at the Dominion.
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Major English of Alaska is registered  at the  King  Edward.
Mr.  F.  Conroy of the Quamichan
Hotel,  Duncans,  is  in  the  city.
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Mrs. Tuck, Roccahella, entertained
a few friends at bridge last Tuesday.
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Captain Gardner Johnson, Vancouver, is a guest at the Empress.
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Miss Jessie McKilligan is in Seattle
continuing her vocal studies.
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Mrs. and Miss Morley are visiting
friends in Cowichan.
Lieut. Fraser of H.M.S. Shearwater
left for the Old Country last week.
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Mr. James Gaudin left on Friday
for the West Coast on a shooting
* *   *
The Honourable Edgar Dewdney
leaves shortly on a business trip to
* *   *
Miss Phyllys Green left last week
on an extenfled trip to the Old Country.
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Mr. G. S. Holt, Canadian Bank of
Commerce, left last week ior San
Mr. Osborne Plunkett of Vancouver paid a flying trip' to Victoria during the week.
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Mr. Fagan, Esquimalt, returned
from a very pleasant trip to Vancouver early in the week.
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Miss Phyllys Green left last Friday
week for the  East, where  she will
spend the winter months.
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Mrs. Stevenson, Burdette avenue,
spent a few days with her sister, Miss
Skinner, in Duncans.
* *   *
Mrs. John Hope, after spending the
summer months with her parents, left
last week for England.
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Mr. Carl Lowenberg. was a passenger by the Princess Beatrice for Seattle on Tuesday last.
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Mr. A. W. Bridgman and Mr. W.
Shallcross were passengers to Vancouver on Thursday's boat.
Mrs. Dallas Helmcken left on Tuesday for Berkeley, California, to visit
her daughter Mrs. Walter H. Crowell.
Mr. Ernest Skinner of Chemainus
leaves shortly for Australia on an extended holiday for the benefit of his
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs; C. E. Pooley, after
an extended trip, spent in England
and on the continet returned home
the latter part of last week.
* *   *
The Lieutenant-Governor has kindly consented to lend Government
House for the annual fancy dress
Cinderella to be given by the Daughters of Pity, during Xmas week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Law, guests at the
Empress, entertained a few friends at
dinner last Friday week. Among the
guests were: Mrs. and Miss Gaudin,
Mr. and Mrs. Courtney, Mrs. McGill,
Mrs.  Burton.
The Bridge Club met on Tuesday
last at the residence of Mrs. James
Raymour, Stanley avenue. There was
a full attendance of members and
a very pleasant afternoon was spent.
Mrs. Cross carried off a very handsome prize. The drawing-room was
mo?t artictically arranged with carnations and hydrangeas relieved by
ga'rlands  of  smilax  and  fern.
Tlie refreshment room and table
were most elaborately arranged with
handsome brass jardinieres filled with
yellow chrysanthemums. The table,
in addition to a large bouquet of
chrysanthemums was daintily arranged with streamers of yellow ribbon.
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The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McCurdy, Head St., Esquimalt,
was the scene of an impromptu dance
on Friday evening of last week, when
a party of young people pleasantly
surprised Mr. George McCurdy.
Dancing was kept up till midnight
when a dainty supper was served.
Among those present were: Misses
Blackwood, Miss B. Gaudin, Miss
Helmcken, Miss Bolton, Miss Drake,
Miss Rowe, Miss Lugrin, Miss Charl
Miss Rowe, Miss Lugrin, Miss
Charleston  (Vancouver),  Miss  Libi-
nard and the Messrs. Pltimen, Dixon,
Justin Brown, Rome, Raymour, Lan-
dy, Randall and Mr. Cambie.
Mrs. McMicking, Kingston street,
James Bay, was among the numerous
hostesses last week, giving a most
charming tea in honour of Mrs. (Col.)
Grant, who . leaves shortly for the
Among the guests were Mrs. Grant,
Mrs. Gordon Hunter, Mrs. Templeman, Mrs. E. Crowe-Baker, Mrs. O.
M. Jones, Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Powell,
Mrs. McCurdy, Mrs. O'Reilly, Mrs.
Fred. Jones, Mrs. Renwick and Mrs.
Elgar McMicking.
The decorations in the reception
room were most artistically carried
out. Over the tea table a dainty
arch composed of red and green witli
smilax, fern and red berries was
erected,   presenting  a   most   original
and pleasing effect.
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The marriage was celebrated on
Wednesday of last week at St. James
by the Rev. J. H. S. Sweet, of Miss
Muriel Nicholles, second daughter of
Major and Mrs. Nicholles of Montreal street, to Mr. Frank White,
third son of Mr. Edward White,
Gorge Road.
The church had been elaborately
decorated for the occasion by the
numerous friends of the bride.
The bride, beautifully gowned in a
white lace robe over white, wearing a
tulle veil of bride roses and fern, was
given   away   by  her   father.
The bridesmaid, Miss Emily
Nicholles, looked very pretty in a
dainty frock of hand-painted muslin
in pink and white, and wore a large
black picture hat, carrying a shower
bouquet of pink carnations.
The groom was ably supported'
by his brother, Mr. Fred. White, the
Messrs. Nicholles and Mr. C. White
acting as ushers. After the ceremony
an informal reception was held at the
residence of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. White, leaving later on a
motoring tour.
The New Grand
SULLIVAN • CSMIBINE,    fr.-itl.tor..
And  a  selected   Company  in   the
one-act Comedy.
"The Mixers."
Gymnastic Aerial Novelty.
In Songs aud Acrobatic Dances.
James Claudia
Refined Singing and Wooden Shoe
PAYNE and LEE    .
Character Singers and Expert
THOS. J. PRICE, Song Illustrator
"In the Springtime When the
Roses Bloom."
"Life's a Game of Cards."
M. Nagel, Director.
Roller Rink
Refined  Roller  Skating.
Under New Management.
Admission: Mornings, free; afternoon and evening, ioc.
Skates, 25c.
Sessions daily, 10 to 12 a.m.
2 to 4.30 p.m.; 7.4s to 10 p.m.
Extra sessions Wednesday and
Saturday, 4.30 to 6.30 p.m.
None but Richardson Bali-Bearing Skates used.
We cater to respectable patronage only.
Sweedish Massage
is excellent in all cases of muscular
Swedish' Masseur.
Room 2, Vernon Blk., Douglas St.
Phone 1629.   Tours, 1—6 p.m.
Just a little attention and the
use of a carefully selected lotion greatly improves the appearance and attractiveness of
a woman's face.
is an ideal preparation for improving and : preserving the
health and beauty of the skin;
it cleanses, softens, smoothes
and nourishes; heals chaps; not
greasy nor sticky; will not
grow hair.
Price, 25c bottle here.
Govt. St., Near Yates.
Shakespeare Says:
"There is a tide in the affairs of
man which, taken at the ebb, leads
on to fortune."
How often that opportunity is
lost through lack of Capital!
How many golden opportunities
are lost by improvident menl
Dontbe Improvident
Start to Save at Once
so when opportunity knocks you
will be ready.
We allow 4 per cent on Savings
and give the privilege of issuing
The Great West
Permanent Loan and
Savings Co.
1204 Government Street
Phone 1055. Local Manager.
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Government House. Victoria,
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
Tender for Porte Cochere, Government
House, Victoria," will be received by
the Honourable the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works up to noon 01
Thursday, 12th November, 1908, for the
erection and completion of a Porte Cochere at Government House, Victoria.
Drawings, specifications and forms of
contract and tender may be seen, on and
after the lst November next, at the
oflice of the Public Works Engineer,
Lands and Works Department, Victoria.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Honourable
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works, in the sum of $300.00, which
shall be forfeited if the party tendering
decline to enter into a contract when
called upon to do so, or if he fail to
complete the work contracted for.
Cheques or certificates of deposit of
unsuccessful tenderers will be returnea
to them upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, slgneo
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The lowest or any tender will not
necessarily be accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 30th October, 1908.
Nov. 7
In the matter of an Application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
26  of part of Sections  19 and 68
(Map 290) Victoria City.
NOTICE ls hereby given that lt ls
my intention at the expiration of one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to above land issued to
Robert Henry Brown on the 12th day
of January, 1892, and numbered 13304a,
Land  Registry Oflice,  Victoria,  B.C.,
the 10th day of November, 1908.
Sidney Child, Solicitor for Applicant.
Nov. 14.
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture.
James Buchanan & Co's SCOTCH WHISKIES
Is world-wide, and stands for the BEST that can be produced.
The following brands are fer sale by all the leading dealers:
RADIGER & JANION. Salt Agents fer B.C.
Private Wires to All Exchanges.
Members of
New York Stock Exchange
New York Cotton Exchange
Boston Stock Exchange
Chicago Board of Trade
Experience little or no difficulty
in finding a cigar or blend of
smoking mixture that fits their
Our Manila or Havana
Cigars can't be beaten.
We carry a most complete line of smokers'
££ Richardson
Phone 346
Victoria Agents for the Nanaimo
New Wellington CoaL
The best household coal in the
market at current rates.
Anthracite Coal for sale.
34 Broad Street. Phone I47
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Building Material,
North Qovernment St., Victoria
Key Fitting      Lock Repairing
Telephone 1718
Mechanical Repairs aid Saw
Up-to-date Machinery for Lawn
Mower Grinding and Tool
Sharpening. Tires put on Go-
Carts and Springs Replaced.
Prompt attention and work
Opp. Transfer Stables,
TAKE NOTICE that Samuel George
Marling, of Victoria, real estate agent,
intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described land for quarrying purposes:—Commencing at a post
planted on Lorimer Creek, about one-
quarter mile from the Gordon River;
thence west 40 chains; thence north 160
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement.
Nov. 7 Alfred Deacon, Agent.
Timber and Land.
The   kind  that   show   what's
taken  up  and  what's  vacant.
Electric Blue Print & Map Co.
1218 Langley Street
Victoria. B. C.
Leave four Baggage Cheeks at the
Pacific Transfer Co'y
No. 4 FORT ST.
Phone 249.      A. E. KENT, Proprietor
engagement as help or companion;
domesticated, linguist, willing to
travel. Apply L. W., care Week
Office, Victoria, B.C.
The Heiress—Oh, papal The Earl
has proposedI
Papa Bigwadd—H'hl What's his
NOW is the Time
to order the Christmas Numbers.
Black and White now ready.
Illustrated London News
Ladies' Pictorial
Pear's Annual
Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic (Holly Leaves)
Westward Ho!
Toronto Globe, etc. etc.
Pone 1759 655 Yates St.
Y. M. C. A.
A home for young men away from
home. Comfortable Reading Room,
Library, Game Room, Billiards, Hot
and Cold Shower Baths, Gymnasium
and efficient instruction.
Manitoba Free Press on file for
Middle West visitors.
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if A Lady's Letter if
if if
Dear Madge:
Slowly but surely vegetarianism is
winning its way into popular favour.
Not so long ago the devotees of the
cult were regarded as cranks, and,
truth to tell, they usually consisted
of long-haired young men, with intense expressions, Byronic collars,
and soft felt hats. Now, however,
one hears of vegetarian and fruitarian
restaurants which are crowded with
people of painfully practical aspect—
young men with loud, incisive voices,
hard collars, and trim-looking girls,
who are neither aesthetic nor drooping. Lords and ladies I am told, have
taken to dining out in restaurants
where no meat mars the Arcadian
simplicity of the menu. Suffragettes,
too, fresh from Holloway, have set
the seal of their approval on breakfasts over which lingers no seductive
aroma of bacon. What is the reason
of this growing devotion to the fruits
of the earth? Is it entirely due, as.
some would have us believe, to high
principles, to a feeling of sympathy
for the gentle cow, the innocent lamb,
and the petulant and perverse inhabi-
I tant of the pig-sty, who are daily done
Ito death to satisfy the needs of the
Icarnivorously inclined? In some cases
there is no doubt that this is so; but,
nevertheless, it cannot be denied that
I conversion to vegetarianism is often
I due to vanity—vanity of a harmless
kind, it is true—but vanity all the
I same.
There is, for instance, the young
I man who hears that vegetarianism is
I good for the physique, that it leads
Ito prowess in the field of sport. His
[heart beats high with a desire for
[emulation when he reads how So and
I So performs wonderful feats on noth-
ling more nourishing than nutton cut-
llets (these must not, on any account
Ibe confused with mutton cutlets) so
lhe banishes the butcher from his life
Ifor ever. Or perhaps it has been
[pointed out to him that the Scotc-
Iman's capacity for coining money is
Idue to his devotion to porridge and
loat cakes, so the would-be vegetar-
lian forswears "meat breakfasts" for
Iporridge, which he ("Losh preserve
lus from such outgoings!" as the old
Iwoman said) sprinkles liberally with
■sugar, a process calculated to make
Iboth Bruce and Burns turn in their
Igraves. No Scotsman, unless of
Icourse he had become Anglicised
■beyond recognition ever ate porridge
|seasoned with anything but salt.
It might reasonably be supposed
Ithat the tender hearts of women
Iwould be turned towards vegetarian-
lism on purely humane grounds, but it
Iwas not until grounds had been
[shown for the belief that a vegetable
■diet was beneficial to the complexion
Ithat feminine converts were made in
lany great numbers. They had steeled
I their hearts' to the plea that a maxi-
I mum of mutton meant a minimum of
I morals, but when the tempting bait
[of a complexion of lilies and roses
1 was held out to them the response
was hearty and immediate. There are
jsome, no doubt, who become veget-
larians through an altogether laudable
I desire to better than their fellows.
I Vegetarians are usually good-temper-
led, and are less prone to crime than
lare those who manifest a whole-heart-
led devotion to rare roast beef.. A
Ibeefsteak might make one feel belli-
|gerent, but a banana certainly would
I not.
It is among the sad facts of life
Ithat one cannot eat one's cake and
J have it, and though vegetarianism
■confers some benefits, it takes away
■others. Charles Lamb, for instance,
(could not possibly have written his
(graceful "Dissertation on Roast Pig"
lif he hid not tasted what he describes
las "the most delicate of all delica-
Icies." One must choose between the
I virility, the vividness, the lawlessness
land the robustousness of, say,' Mr.
G. K. ■'Chesterton, who is an avdwed
beef-eater, and the philosophic out-
I look, the calmly critical spirit, and the
"pretty wit" of, say, Mr. George Ber-
Grand Distribution
According to our annual custom, we are offering this year a
number of valuable presents to our customers and friends. The
conditions to be observed are very simple. Every purchaser bf
goods from us between now and Christmas will receive ONE
TICKET FOR EACH DOLLAR'S WORTH OF GOODS PURCHASED. Every person indebted to us will receive one ticket
for EACH DOLLAR PAID ON ACCOUNT. The tickets are
numbered in duplicate. The coupon will be deposited in a sealed
box at our office UNTIL 10 P.M. CHRISTMAS EVE, when,
under the supervision of the press, five numbers will be drawn
from the box and the holders thereof will be entitled to the
presents in the order in which their tickets were drawn.
FIRST PRESENT—White Sewing Machine—One of the latest
and very best machines made;  a marvel.   Valued at $75
SECOND PRESENT—Mahogany Parlor Cabinet—A beautiful
piece of furniture, one you may well be proud of. Come and
see it.   Valued at  $41
THIRD PRESENT—Morris Reclining Chair—Large quartered
oak frame, with splendid velour cushion; a very comfortable
and pretty chair.   Valued at $25
FOURTH PRESENT—Rattan Rocking Chair—Maybe when you
try this rocker you will rather have it than any of the other
presents.    Value  $10
FIFTH PRESENT—Mohair Hearth Rug—This is a very nice rug,
in four colors;  you may have your choice.   Value $5.00
A Word About Our Stock in
We have an exceptionally nice line of Christmas present goods,
such as Morris Reclining Chairs, Old Leather Chairs and Rockers,
Rattan Rockers, Fancy Parlor Chairs, Parlor Cabinets, Music
Cabinets, Couches, and the old reliable "Sleepy Hollow Chair";
also many other suitable gifts which we cordially invite you to
We have a very complete stock of popular prices, comprising
Dining Room, Parlor, Bedroom and Hall Furniture, Carpets,
Rugs, Linoleum and Matting, Window Blinds, Cornice Poles,
Rods, etc.
Don't  Forget
That we guarantee our goods as represented or money returned.
That we give a discount of 10 per cent, for Spot Cash.
That we are giving away $156 in Xmas Presents.
That we deliver our goods free to any part of the city.
That we pack and ship country orders free.
That we want your trade and will do what's right to get it.
Smith & Champion
1420 DOUGLAS ST.       Near City Hall.
nard Shaw, who is an avowed vegetarian.
A Promising Investment.
New Westminster has recently
taken on a new lease of life and after
some years of comparative dullness
is now lining up with the progressive
cities of the Province. Good judges
consider that the Royal City will within the next few years double in population and its proximity to the great
terminal city of Vancouver renders
this more than probable. If these
surmises are correct the Royal City
Gas Improvement Company, Limited,
has a bright future before it, and its
shares will be a good investment.
In addition to the ordinary gas plant
the Company has secured special
rights and privileges in connection
with the Thomas Compound gas producer and vertical retort which produces gas from garbage, and Mr.
Thomas who, for many years, acted
ns superintendent and engineer of the
Vancouver Gas Company, will assume
the control of affairs at New Westminster, Mr. Thomas estimates that
on the most conservative basis the
net profit will bc sufficient to pay 20
per cent, on the total capital of one
hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
She—So the fortune teller told you
that you would never marry.
He—Yes, that is, indirectly.
She—What did she say?
He—She said I was born to command.
To the Legal Representatives of Henry
Hooker Newman, deceased:
TAKE NOTICE that an application
has been made to register William
James Hanna as the owner in Fee Simple Ot Lot Thirty-Six, Block Seven,
Esquimau District, according to Hap
No. .265, deposited In this offlce, under
a Tax Sale Deed from the Assessor of
the District of Victoria .to him, dated
the 22nd day of October, 1908, and
you are required to contest the claim
of the Tax Purchaser within thirty aays
from  the  first publication  hereof.
Dated at the Land Registry Offlce,
Victoria, British Columbia, this 18th day
of November, 1908.
Nov. 21 Registrar General of Titles.
v. 0. P.
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rich in those compounded ethers—only developed in the finest
spirits by great age—which impart the delicacy of flavor and constitute the elegance of bouquet so much prized by connoisseurs.
To the gourmet it is offered as a substitute for the old liqueur
Brandies shipped from Cognac prior to the destruction of the
vineyards of phylloxera.
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cafe or club.   Your dealer can supply you for home use.
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For Prices and Particulars apply to
J. S. FLOYD, Secretary-Treasurer
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Victoria, B. C.
If it's for the Office—ask us.
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Admission—10 cents.
Children's  Matinee Wednesday and Saturday—5 cents.
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108  WAXiX.  STBEET,
We make a specialty of British Columbia, Alberta, Coeur d'Alene
and Washington Mining Stocks, also New Tork, Boston and Montreal
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We are headquarters ln the west for International Coal, Alberta
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_______________________________zssss___s__-_-----_ss THB WEEK, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2i, 1908
The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
ISH Qovernment Street.. .Victoria, B.C.
II*   Hastings Street Vancouver, B.C.
W. BLAKEMORH,.Manager and Editor
De Mortuis Nil Nisi
The quotation with which I have
headed this letter is widely known
and as widely respected. By universal consent when a man has gone to
his long account the accounting is no
longer between him and his fellow
men. The passing of any man ennobles his memory, for while all may
not recognize it there is none so poor
but that one faithful heart will mourn
his loss.
The assent of mankind to this principle is manifested in many ways, but
perhaps in none more generally than
in the avoidance of criticism and the
' suppression of damaging facts. This
result is due in part to a feeling of
respect for the memory of one who
has been removed from circles in
which he has been known for a lifetime, in part to consideration for the
feelings of surviving relatives or
friends, and probably in no small
degree to a sense of "the eternal fitness of things."
I am led to these reflections by
something which has appeared in the
local press during the present week.
An occurrence which entitles the journalist "to point a moral and adorn a
tale." In common with many readers
of the Colonist I have derived much
pleasure and not a little profit from
perusing Mr. D. W. Higgins' entertaining sketches of life in the Province during pioneer days; in fact
nothing has appeared in print to
compare with them:in genuine interest and I am looking forward to the
time when these later sketches, like
those which preceded them, will be
collected and published in book form.
Mr. Higgins' knowledge of men and
things is encyclopaedic; he is like a
sieve; no one seems to have passed
through Victoria in the late fifties and
early sixties without being caught,
and the mass of information which
he has acquired is as unique as it is
extensive. I sometimes think that he
pads' his stories a little, and that
where there is a missing historical
link imagination fills the gap, but in
the main one cannot doubt that his
sketches are a true reflex of the manners, customs, and transactions of
those days, even if they are poSsibly
a trifle unhistorical in detail.
The immediate cause of this article,
however, is to be found in Mr. Higgins' recent references to the Honourable T. Humphreys, which have called down a justifiable rebuke from a
member of Mr. Humphreys family.
Until I read it in Mr. Higgins' sketch
I was not aware that Mr. Humphreys was born at Hales Owen, perhaps this fact has increased my interest a little since I was born within
six miles of the same place and have
thousands of times gazed with interest upon the lofty church tower which
loomed up on the top of a high hill
against the sunset. Hales Owen is a
small town of great antiquity, and
chiefly noted as the home of a chain-
making industry. The chains are not
made in large factories but in the
homes of the people and all the members of the family work at the trade.
It is just on the southern border of
the black country of which Wolverhampton is the capital, and is only
three miles from Dudley, which enjoys the unique distinction of being
in Worcestershire, although surrounded by Staffordshire.
Mr. Higgins in dealing with the
memory of the Hon. Thomas Humphreys, was not restrained by those
feelings of delicacy which should always control the pen of the biographer! Without intending to be unfair he spoke too freely and has
gracefully submitted to a well-merited rebuke.
. Last week. I was up in a country
where Mr. Humphreys was well
known and I met a number of men
who knew him well and respected him
greatly. All up the Cariboo road they
still speak of Tom Humphreys as the
finest platform orator they ever heard
in Western Canada, but then he was
a Staffordshire man. By the Colonist
of Thursday last I see that it is just
forty years since Mr. Humphreys was
returned to the local legislature for
Lilloet. Several men still in the city
of Victoria who are good judges of
public speaking assure me that the
local Legislature has never known a
better speaker than Mr. Humphreys,
and I greatly regret that I did not
reach the country when he was still
in public life.
However, the object of these lines
is not so much to recall memories of
Mr. Humphreys as to enforce the injunction contained in-the heading and
in doing so I am reminded of the indignation which has been aroused in
England at various times during the
last twenty years through the indiscretion of biographers. To every mind
will recur how Froude destroyed his
own reputation by damaging that of
Carlyle, and on the other hand men
of all parties admire the reticence-
which governed John Morley in dealing with the life of Gladstone. Not for
many years can the true story of Sir
Randolph Churchill's life be told, amd
the same is true of the exact circumstances connected with the quarrel
between Mr. Gladstone 'and Mr.
Chamberlain. Possibly a still more
notable instance of the heavy hand
of restraint is to be found in the continued, silence of those who could lay
bare the facts of H. M. Stanley's last
journey into the interior of Africa,
and the death of Walter Bartellot.
All these illustrations but serve to
show that public opinion sustains a
writer in dealing tenderly with the
memory of those who have crossed
the line and it is one of the most
.hopeful signs of a decadent period
that public sensitiveness on the subject is rather-v-jncreasing than dimin-'
Lieutenant-Governor Lays Foundation
(Note—The Week has been requested by the Local Committee at
Kamloops to publish the following
account of the ceremony of laying the
foundation stone of Tranquille Sanitarium. The reason for this is that
in the account published in both the
Victoria daily papers serious inaccuracies occurred, the account evidently
having been written up from the preliminary programme which was distributed broadcast to the press. As
a matter of fact neither Premier McBride nor the Hon. Dr. Young were
present, although they were reported
as delivering addresses. The ministers referred to were known to all
but the editors of the local press to
be campaigning in the Upper Country
at the time. As the occasion was
more or less historic it is exceedingly
undesirable that such inaccuracies
should be allowed to pass into the
record  uncorrected.)
"The corner stone of the new Tranquille Sanitarium was well and truly
laid by Lieutenant-Governor James'
Dunsmuir on Wednesday afternoon.
The occasion which was marked by
deep interest and a large measure' of
enthusiasm will form one of the
brightest pages in the history of the
Anti-Tuberculosis Society of British
It was a delightful day, the sun bestowing one of his warmest .and
brightest smiles upon the happy event
as it was enacted in the presence of
a large gathering of citizens as well
as many notable and distinguished
visitors from outside points.
The work of the Anti-Tuberculosis
Society has long since earned the
grateful appreciation of all British
Columbians and thousands there wire
who were unable to participate in the
function, but who shared in a generous way the spirit that inspired it.
The Lieutenant-Governor and his
party reached Kamloops in a special
car attached to No. 2 train on Tuesday evening. In the party was Mrs.
Dunsmuir, together with Miss Dunsmuir, Mayor Bethune of Vancouver,
Dr. Proctor of Vancouver, and R.'
Marpole, president of the society. Dr.
Fagan, of Victoria, the general secretary, had reached the city that same
morning and had carried out the preliminary arrangements.
Shortly before'noon hour on Wednesday the party left for Tranquille
accompanied by Mayor J. T. Robin-
sou, Chas; Semlin,- ex-premier of British Columbia, arid others.
Reaching Tranquille lunch was
served, after which the Lieutenant-
Governor inspected' the guard of
honor representative of twelve members of Kamloops squadron, C.M.k.*,
in charge of Lieut. A. Johnston and
a squad from the Kamloops company
of the R.M.R. in charge of Lieut..
Fisher.. He expressed himself as well
pleased and paid a graceful tribute
to the men.
R. Marpole read an address of welcome to the Lieutenant-Governor, .to
which the latter replied^ feelingly and
Dr. Fagan then gave a brief history of the Anti-Tuberculosis movement, dealing with the work and
achievements of the organization as
well as its undertaking in connection
with the sanitarium. He made a
strong appeal for support. He then
produced a tin box in whi _h he placed
a copy of the minutes of the first society meeting as well as the financial
statement, list of subscribers, a bible
and copies of the Kamloops Standard
and Inland Sentinel. G. C. Tunstall
contributed a gold nugget taken from
Tranquille Creek, put Dr. Fagan preferred to retain this and in its stead
Mr. Tunstall placed a cheque. Mr.
Tyrill handed a silver trowel to the
Lieutenant-Governor, and after the
metal box had ibeen deposited in the
cavity of the pedestal prepared for its
reception the stone was lowered, and
His Honour declared it well and truly
Mayor Robinson presented Dr. Fagan with cheques from the City of
Kamloops and private parties aggregating $7,000, and they were accepted
with a few well chosen words.
His Worship proposed a resolution
of thanks to the Lieutenant-Governo,
and it was ably seconded by Dr. Proctor, Mayor Bethune and Mr. Semlin.
His Honour responded briefly. The
buildings were inspected after which
tea was served, this terminating proceedings.
Many of those who attended wenl
down in rigs, but the steamer Silver
Stream, was chartered, and carried a
company of over fifty persons. En
route home the steamer grounded on
the bar at the head of Kamloops lake,
and there remained until relieved by
the steamer Riffle, eight hour later.
It was nearly four o'clock when the
belated steamer reached the city, and
it was a tired throng that she brought.
Many had missed the dance in the
evening and in this they were sorely
The dance given under the auspices
of the Ladies' Auxiliary in the K.M.
& A.A. Hall in the evening was possibly the brightest social function of
the season. It Was a brilliant assemblage and conducted under the distinguished patronage of the Lieuten-
ant-Goverhor and his amiable wife.
Music was furnished by Campbell's orchestra and delightful music
it was. The floor was in splendid
shape and the happy company tripped
the light fantastic until the "wee sma'
hours of the mornin'." Many of thc
prominent visitors from the out of
the city were numbered amongst the
Supper was served in two relays,
the tables being' spread in the reading room and looked pretty under a
burden of floral and other tasteful de
corations. The supper was given under the direction of Mesdames W. T
Roper, Hopkins and Mansen.
The ball itself presented an animated scene of beauty, the decorative
effects being particularly striking. In
this connection Mrs. Pearse and the
Cut Glass
Your attention is invited today to our line of Magnificent
CUT GLASS. Its attractiveness is found in the quality of the
Glass, the skilful cutting and beautiful polish. Our trade mark on
each piece guarantees quality.
Our exclusive design can be purchased here only.
Our Prices
Are Right
Challoner & Mitchell
Diamond Merchants and Silversmith!
1017 Qovernment Street Victoria, B. C.
Imitation is the
Sincerest Form of Flattery
They have all imitated the "Underwood." The easiest way
for you to avoid getting an experimental imitation, or an.out of
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809 Government Street Phone 730. Victoria, B.C.
Ribons,  Carbons and Supplies.
The Royal Cily Gas Improvement Co.
Head Office: Blaikie Block, Columbia St., New Wesminster.
President—L. A. Lewis, Esq New Westminster
Vice-President—C. E. Deal, Esq Vancouver
W. E. Vanstone, Esq., H. A. Eastman, Esq., J. A. Rennie, Esq.
Solicitors—Whiteside & Edmonds, New Westminster.
Bankers—Royal Bank of Canada.
Secretary—J. A. Rennie, Esq., New Westminster.
CAPITAL      -      -      $150,000
Divided into 1,500 shares of $100 each, of which 750 shares are
now offered for subscription at $100.
Terms of Payment—10 per cent, on application; 15 per cent on
allotment, and balance in instalments of 10 per cent, at intervals
of one month.
Agents for Victoria—Stewart Williams & Co., Auctioneers and
Agents, Victoria, from whom all particulars can be obtained.
Phone 1334.
Misses Pearse were the responsible
parties and to them much credit is
Special mention should be made of
the splendid efforts that Mrs. Halla-
more, the popular president of the
auxiliary, and Mrs. Costley, the energetic secretary, put forth to promote
the success of the function." •
A Child's Wish.
"And does your mamma always*
call you 'Angel?'" asked the lady
who was making the formal call.
"Oh, no," replied the sweet child;
only when we've got comp'ny. I wish
we had comp'ny always. Cause I
like 'Angel' so much better than
Suffragettes' New Allies.
The only   result   of (suffragette)!
raids like that of Tuesday is to alien-l
ate entirely from the cause the sym-M
pathies of members of parliament and""
others who have hitherto been friendjH
ly.    Now  that the  suffragettes hava
leagued themselves with the hooligaiJ
class the police may reasonably asl(
for further powers.
Pine Groceries
633 Yatea St.    •    VICTORIA B.J THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1908
A comfortable chair in which to
lounge and read your book these
Winter evenings is what you' heed
now. ■'■ An excellent style to get is
■ a. Reed Chair. This furniture style
is peculiarly adapted to the .dif-r
ferent seasons. A dainty reed
chair is an acceptable 'addition to
the parlor furnishings. For winter
when the living room is used
"Overtime," solid comfort may be
found in a cosy reed chair. When
Summer breezes blow the ideal
porch furniture is the reed sort.
Especially suitable for all occasions and withal fairly, priced. Better see these pieces.
Reed Rockers—A large assortment
of styles and prices. Excellent
Rockers all. Full of comfort
and goodness. Prices range at,
each $14.00, $12.50, $12.00, $10.00
and .$4.75
Reed Arm Chairs—Here are four
excellent styles in arm chairs
that appeal to us as being as
near perfection as possible. Each
is well and strongly made.
Price, each, $12.50, $12.00, $11.00
and     $8.00
Reed Reception Chairs—A lucky
seven combination of styles.
Each full of special merit. Just
try one of these. They'll make
a difference in the appearance
of a room. Each $12.50, $12.00,
$10.50, $9.00 and ...$6.50
Reed Settee—Several styles and
sizes, ranging in price, at, each,
$18.00,     $16.00,     $14.00,     $9.00
* and $7.50
Reed Couches—Two very fine new
styles in these comfortable pieces
at, each, $20.00 and... $14.00
Children's Rockers—Pretty little
pieces, for the little tots. Very
pretty styles, and all made iii
best possible manner. Made to
stand lots of ill-use. Prices range
at, each, $6.50, $5.50, $4.00, $3.50
and .$2.50
Children's Arm Chairs—A pretty
line of these dainty little chairs.
They are excellent values, at,
each $3.50
Furniture Now
Some Splendid Pieces Suitable for Xmas Gifts
Many suitable gift pieces in furniture are now shown here, the late addditions disclosing some especially desirable pieces. The gift offerings of this shop are, however, not confined to the Furniture Department. From
the basement up through the whole five floors are hundreds of USEFUL presents, for. this is the "Home of
Sensible Gifts"—the only sort you should send—the sort that please and are appreciated for months after other
items are forgotten and gone. Some wonderfully attractive pieces in Furniture have just been placed on show.
Chief among the many lines just received are some splendid pieces in Dining Room Furniture, Bedroom Furniture, and Parlor Furniture. If you would see the very newest ideas in these several lines—see these pieces.
They are indeed worthy.   Pleased to show you.
Something Special in Bedroom Furniture
Perhaps the. handsomest, and certainly the most interesting, addition to the furniture showrooms is a new
Bedroom Suite in Carcassian Walnut. A carefully selected and beautiful piece of wood has been used in this.
The peculiar color of the wood, the beautiful "grain," and the wonderful "natural" finish master workmen have
given these pieces make them really delightful and worthy of a special visit to this department. Combined with
superior materials and workmanship is a design at once pleasing and attractive. We cannot imagine a much
more handsomely furnished Bedroom than this suite, and a rich Brass Bed, with carpets and wall hangings to
harmonize. The suite consists of four pieces—Chiffonier, Dresser, Ladies' Dressing Table and Somnoe, and at
$275.00 these four splendid pieces are splendid value.
Four Piece Suite, Finest Circassian Walnut, $275
Are you aware that there are
several qualities in Linoleums—
"Firsts" and "Seconds"—and some
still lower than the "Seconds"?
"Seconds" are defective rolls
thrown out by reputable makers
and never sold by the: mas
One of the main reasons for
our big Linoleum business is the
fact that we stock only "Firsts"
and get these "Firsts" from the
best makers in the world. It'll
pay you to purchase your Linoleums from us.
Printed Linoleums from 50c.
Inlaid Linoleums from 85c.
The American as well as the
European manufacturers bf jardinieres have produced some very
striking and highly artistic specimens this season, the best of
which we are now showing, to the
delight of our customers.
The low prices at which some
styles (and they are all good) can
be bought, obviate the reason of
economy for makeshift coverings
for unsightly flower pots, coverings which do not ensure against
accidental musses from over-
No flower pot should be without its jardiniere—when it costs
so little and means so much practically and artistically.
All sizes.
Complete Home Furnishers
At The Street   f
. _____________ ^
A forty years' resident in Victoria
told me on Tuesday last that he had
never seen the streets in such a
dreadful condition. I pointed out that
the main streets near the centre of
the city were rapidly changing their
aspect under the influence of the paving system. He conceded this, but
bitterly* declaimed against the condition of Fort street, which, as he
declared, is in the very centre, and
next to -Government :street, our most
important thoroughfare. I understood that Fort street was to have
been re-paved last summer, and the
process extended as far as Blanchard.
At any rate the portion extending
from Government to Douglas should
receive immediate attention—at the
present moment it is, all things considered, the worst piece of main street
in the city.
The paving of Courtney, Broughton and Gordon is a boon; they have
for years been littje better than a
quagmire in wet weather.
Passing from streets I want to congratulate the landscape gardener of
the C. P. R. for the excellent work
he has done '.around the Empress
Hotel. No one could have anticipated
•that such a good result could have
been obtained in so short a time, and
in the face of many obstacles. All
the soil for surfacing had to be procured; there was a dearth, and it was
quite late' in the season before sufficient _ wad   forthcoming.   Then   all
summer there was scarcity of water.
I • am convinced now that nothing
short of skill and*great care accounts
for the survival of the hundreds of
shrubs and trees which looked so
sickly four months ago and are so
healthy how. My' greatest admiration goes out to the hollies which
arc wonderfully large for transplanting, but seem to have thriven under
the process. I do not know who deserves the credit, but someone has
established a record in developing
ornamental grounds from a rough
morass in one short season and has
furnished an object lesson in the art
of landscape gardening.
I congratulate the ladies of the local
Women's Council on their attitude
towards the subject of cruelty to ani
mals. Their resolution of approval
to Secretary Smart of the Provincial
Agricultural Society was most apposite and was as creditable to the
Council as was their protest of last
year against broncho-busting. Since
the lamented death of the late Mr.
Kitto no one has taken the same interest in the protection of dumb animals, and any evidence of active sympathy with their sufferings earns the
warmest approval of my dogs and
There is an old proverb which runs,
"One swallow does not make a summer." I should like to paraphrase it
for the benefit of my Liberal friends
thus: "One frost does not make a
winter." Yet in fheir case the one
frost which has blighted their hopes
in Victoria seems to have brought
with it a perpetual winter of discontent. I never saw so many long
faces in a city of this size in my life.
At every street corner stand groups
of men who look as if they had lost
a shilling and found sixpence. They
mutter under their breath, cast fur
tive glances at anyone approaching
and fairly scowl if it happens to be
a Conservative. These are the men,
or some of them, who cannot lose
without showing it and who have long
munories for reverses. Is the game
Wur. \ the candle? Surely life is too
short, and too uncertain for resentment. The winter season is on us
and for the next three months Vic-
to-'.a will have just enough cloud and
just enough grey, without the addition of gloomy countenances. Surely
all is not lost because the wheel of
fortune has brought a new man to the
surface.   .
Has anyone noticed the evolution
of the automobile in this city? Two
years 'ago the invasion began and
there was a succession of reckless
drivers, smashes and damage suits.
Last season, thanks to the wise policy
of the Automobile Club, in voluntarily adopting restrictions and regulations, and the firm attitude of thc
courts, the scene was changed. Chauffeurs who had been truculent either
lined up with the legal requirements
or left for other climes, and now the
city is well served with cars of the
best makes, driven by careful and
competent men who realize that they
are servants and not masters. This
is as,, it should be for the auto car
has become a necessity of modern
civilization and a type is being evoked
which will be so economical as to
bring it within the means of anyone
who could afford a horse or even a
pony. From being a nuisance because it was abused the auto car has
become a boon now that it is understood and properly used. In the purveying and handling of the car Victoria has taken the lead and attained
the goal.
Less than a week ago a Vancouver
daily had the bad taste to publish a
front page cartoon depicting Victoria
as a snappy little cur girding at Vancouver, a big dog. Certain words
made it clear that the pup was yapping because he was jealous of the
Commercial and Industrial ascendancy of the Terminal City dog. What
folly for either to show petty jealousy. Nature has forever settled the
destiny of both. What Vancouver
has gained by being a Mainland Terminal and' the easy goal of railway
systems Victoria has more than counter-balanced in climate and surroundings. Vancouver will be a Commercial Emporium, Victoria one of the
most beautiful and attractive residential cities in the world. No amount
of cogitating and scheming will alter
that destiny and the citizens of both
would show the greatest wisdom by
urging and assisting development
along lines, which are those of least
natural resistance.
A local humorist who dislikes social functions was coaxed recently to
attend a "literary" dinner given in
honor of a well known British Columbia novelist and literatcur. He sat
alongside the sister of the hostess, an
excellent woman, but not at all well
read. The conversation turned on
Chaucer, who was the fad of a literary
set, and spirited discussion of his
merits ensued. The sister grew bewildered, and at last turned to the
humorist, and said:
"Who is this Mr. Chaucer they are
talking about? He seems to be very
popular in society."
"Madam," said the humorist, very
solemnly, "that man did something
that shuts him out of society forever."
"Heavens!" exclaimed the woman,
"what was that?"
"He. died, several, hundred, years
Sporting Comment.
Now that the Association football
players of this city have made good
against their outside opponents, the
Rugby players are endeavouring to
follow their example and it would not
surprise me if the Vancouver Rugbv
team had the same bunch handed out
to them as the Association players
from the Terminal city got. The outlook for a good Rugby team is at the
present time very promising and it
must be gratifying to Manager Moresby to see his team rounding into
shape. The game at Beacon Hill last
Saturday showed plenty of available
material, from which a good team
can be chosen. But from a close view
of the play I am convinced that several of the young players would do
well to get a rule book and study it.
I do not want to be accused of showing partiality but in this matter the
Bays are the worst offenders. Time
and time again members of this team
show a decided disregard for the rules
of Rugby altogether and go after the
ball in the same manner as a bull
goes after a red flag. I admire them
for their persistency, but their efforts
arc wasted by breaches of the rules.
Another matter that I must refer
to is the exhibition of temper and
continual talking by the younger players, in this instance players on both
sides are responsible. For their
benefit I can assure them that this
will not bc tolerated in a league match
and now is a good time to break away
from the practice. Besides it is not
desired at any time and is not inductive to good football. The only
person who is supposed to talk is
thc Captain and he should only talk
when it is necessary.
(Continued on Page Eight) 6
Campaigning in
the Upper Country,
By William Blakemore.
Although the elections are over and
people naturally want a rest from
politics it may not be amiss to place
on record a few jottings of what I
saw and heard in a ten days' campaign
in the Upper Country.
Ever since Duncan Ross snatched
victory from the grasp of Martin Burrell by the unfair method of a de-
• ferred election in 1904, I have been
longing for the opportunity to "get
even" vvith him, so when I received
a wire from Martin Burrell's Organization Committee asking me to give
them a hand I lost no time leaving
Victoria at midnight. I bowled into
Ashcroft at 6 o'clock the next evening and after a little preliminary negotiation obtained permission to speak
for half an hour at Mr. Ross' meeting.
Ashcroft has always been regarded
as a Liberal stronghold; it is the
happy hunting ground of Stuart Henderson and for many years has given
a Liberal majority at Provincial and
Federal elections. Here for the first
time I met Premier Scott of Saskatchewan. He spoke for three-quarters of an hour glibly, and even fluently, but 1 was greatly disappointed.
The Liberal Press has given him a
large amount of free advertising,
backed by a juvenile photograph
which can not have been taken less
than twenty years ago. Premier
Scott is a tall, thin, slightly cadaverous man, who looks a typical Ontario pedagogue. He strikes one as
being physically weak; his voice is
'emotionless, aiid liis delivery monotonous; he is a thorough politician
but with narrow views and in stating
his case was not once generous to his
opponents. How he has managed to
attain il position of ascendency among
Western men is not easy to understand. He did not succeed in interesting his audience and here as elsewhere in Yale Cariboo I imagine that
he was rather an incubus than a help
to the Liberal candidate.
Duncan Ross spoke for an hour and
ja quarter and devoted nearly the
whole of the time to a repetition of
bis now well known arraignment of
the Honourable. Mr. Bowser.
Whilst he was speaking I watched
the audience closely and was convinced that Mr. Ross was simply beating the air; there was no response
to his ipdictment, which fell flat.
When the audience was subsequently
reminded that at a bye-election long
after the alleged Gotch transaction
Mr. Bowser had been returned by
more than two thousand majority, and
that on the 26th October in the same
constituency Mr. Cowan, another Conservative candidate,, had received a fifteen hundred majority, it needed no
further demonstration that those in
the best position to judge took no
stock in Mr. Ross' charge. The meeting began us a Ross meeting; it ended as a Burrell meeting, and for the
lirst time in many years it gave a
Conservative majority on polling day.
At Ashcroft and Kamloops there
was much bitterness of feeling in connection with the Cariboo road mail
contract which Mr. Ross had been
letting according to the dictates of
his own sweet will, without advertising for tenders. The facts submitted gave the transaction a very
unhealthy look, and no doubt contributed largely to the Conservative majority in this section of the constituency.
At Kamloops I met the indefatigable organizer of Mr. Burrell's campaign, J. T. Robinson, who deserves
a large share of the credit for a glorious victory. He and his able secretary, Freeman Harding, seemed to
have a wire into every nook and cranny of the largest constituency in Canada. They organized meetings, directed the movements of a whole
army of speakers, located distant
voters, and conducted all the details
of a vigorous campaign with ease, precision and accuracy. No more effective officering of a campaign organization could be wished for; if there
was a weak spot they seemed to know
it   instinctively   and   at  once   rallied
their forces. Within the last few
days of the campaign at least three
Liberal centres were, by judicious
missioning, converted to Mr. Burrell's
J. T. Robinson was always sure of
victory; with him it was only a question of how big the majority would
be; with all his optimism I think it
went a little beyond his most sanguine  expectation.
It will be a mistake to overlook the
personal influence of the Honourable
Mr. Fulton in and about Kamloops.
There is no doubt that he is firmly
entrenched in the confidence of the
electorate and is everywhere spoken
of with respect.
On the other hand I venture to
predict that Mr. Stuart Henderson
will not continue to represent Ashcroft in the Provincial Assembly after
the present session.
In passing 1 want to say a word
about Kamloops, with which I was
more than pleasurably surprised. It
was my first visit and instead of a
scattered hamlet of' unfinished appearance as expected I found a
modern town of five thousand inhabitants beautifully situated on the banks
of the Thompson, with brick and
stone blocks, first class hotels, fashionable stores, beautiful residential
streets, and a system of cement sidewalks and boulevards precisely the
same as we have in Victoria. At the
back of this prosperous town is the
world-renowned bunch-grass grazing
country with its tens of thousands of
cattle and horses. Although I learned
that there is a tendency to divide up
the ranches into small farms this has
not yet progressed sufficiently to make
any material difference in the general aspect of the country, nor has
it tended to reduce the number of
cattle. It will not be for many years,
nor until an extensive system of irrigation has been established, that
ranching will pass into farming.
After one or two meetings higher
up the line I rode into the Okanagan
Valley. It is five years since my last
visit and the progress astonished me
greatly. The census of 1911 will pro
bably show that the population of the
valley has been quadrupled during the
decade. Armstrong, Enderby, Kelowna, and Penticton show enormous
growth, Vernon not so much, due,
however, to the fact that it was more
fully settled up in 1901 than any other
part of thc valley. Summerland had
no existence then and today is said
to contain two thousand people, whilst
across the lake the enterprising
pioneer of the Southern Okanagan, J.
M. Robinson, has just started a new
town, Naramatta, to which settlers
are flocking in large numbers.
Higher up the lake, about fifteen
miles south of Kelowna, on its eastern side, the Shatfords are developing a new town called Okanagan
Centre. Still further up the lake on
the west side and about midway between Kelowna and Vernon a host of
workmen are busily occupied in improving the beautiful ranch recently
purchased by the Lieut.-Governor.
Generally speaking the Okanagan
is prosperous, business is good, the
banks are lending money freely because as they regard the security as
gilt edged, and surely this is a land
of golden promise. Of course the
chief industry is fruit growing and
Mr. Pitcairn, of the. celebrated firm
of Stirling & Pitcairn, of Kelowna,
informed me that this year their shipments of fruit showed an increase of
30 per cent. He pointed out, however, that present shipments were no
indication of the capacity of the valley because hundreds of thousands of
trees had been planted which had not
yet come into bearing and that next
year and the year after would show
an enormous increase which it is hardly possible to estimate.
From the Real Estate agents of
Kelowna I learned that there is a
constant and steady sale of land for
fruit growing, the price ranging from
two hundred dollars to three hundred
dollars per acre with water laid on.
Full bearing orchards have changed
hands at as high a figure as one thousand dollars an acre. I heard of one
property which has a magnificent orchard of pear trees for which two
thousand dollars an acre had been
refused, but as it is located near the
town, and possibly within the building limit of the next few years, it
can hardly be regarded as a fruit land
price. My old friend, Du Moulin,
Manager of the Bank of Montreal at
Kelowna, told me that the population
of the town had doubled since he
came there three years ago, and that
in addition to fruit and ordinary
mixed farming tobacco growing had
become an important local industry.
But the growth of Kelowna is not
more remarkable than that of Armstrong, Enderby, Summerland and
Penticton; and when the extensive
irrigation schemes now under way in
the lower Okanagan and Similkameen
Valleys are completed the growth in
these new districts will be just as
rapid, for the Okanagan is a land of
almost perpetual sunshine and of assured wealth.
But I ha\ie run away from my
subject and must return to Vernon
where the uncrowned king of Okanagan, Price Ellison, holds sway. I
have had many opportunities of witnessing the affectionate regard in
which Mr. Ellison is held by all who
have had dealings with him. Whether
in the Local Assembly, in a convention, on a public platform or in his
own town, he is a man of mark and
influence, one whose advice is sought,
and whose opinion is valued. In the
recent contest he has rendered a
splendid account of. the constituency
with which he has been so long and
honourably connected. If the Conservatives have swept the valley from
North to South it is largely due to
the personal influence and self-sacrificing devotion of Mr. Ellison. Nearly half Mr. Burrell's majority comes
from this district. Vernon, Armstrong and Kelowna have given unprecedented majorities in spite of the
incursions of the Hon. William Templeman, the Hon. Frank Oliver, Premier Scott and the redoubtable member for Delta.
Summerland, where I fired the last
shot of the campaign on Wednesday
night, has been regarded as a Liberal
Camp and the Conservative managers
assured me that they would be satisfied if we drew even, as a matter of
fact we had nineteen majority. Of
this same Summerland I now want
to say a few words; it is one of J.
M. Robinson's pioneer towns nestling on the West shore of Okanagan
Lake, ten miles above Penticton. The
town proper consists practically of
one main street, strung out along the
beach; but away behind this are several hundred fruit ranches with fine
residences, beautiful gardens, and a
picturesque undulating upland.
All sorts and conditions of men
have purchased a few acres and located here; from the homy handed
prosperous grain grower of the Northwest to the millionaire director of the
C.P.R. They were attracted by the
climate, the scenery, the beautiful
lake, and the possibilities of fruit culture; and in no respect have they
been disappointed. The community
is in many respects unique and the
town a model, everything is clean and
orderly, drunkenness is unknown for
Summerland boasts of a splendid hotel which has no licence and of
saloons it never heard. In the hallway of the hotel a fountain of pure
spring water flows perpetually, and
allcomers quench their thirst thereat.
Peachland and Narramatta are conducted on the same lines, and as no
one complains it must be assumed
that the inhabitants at any rate approve of the system, whether visitors
appreciate it is another question.
When I came up the lake on Thursday morning everybody was busy
rushing to the polls; I managed to
take a look in at Kelowna, Vernon
and Armstrong. The last thing I saw
of Vernon was my old friend, Price
Ellison, shaking hands with the Coldstream contingent who had just arrived in three "rigs," headed by their
popular manager, Mr. Ricardo. The
last tiling I saw was a group of excited men on the platform at Armstrong, in the centre of the group
was John Oliver trying to explain
away the impending defeat, which, as
an experienced politician, he knew
was "in the air."
Well,* the fight is over and Martin
Burrell and Harry Goodeve have been
The Si-fret of Surety
There is " life ' and " go " in a Semi-ready Overcoat. * That
is why they are distinctive -in expression, while the fabrics insure
that inoffensive yet genuine attention which is always due a gentleman.
The Coats "hang   right and " drape " correctly.
To he the hest dressed man is not altogether enviable—almost
too conspicuous; hut to he a well-dressed man is a great advantage!
If you cannot come to our store we will be glad to send you a book
of authoritative styles " As Seen by Him." Tell us what you want,
£11 in the self-measurement blank, and we will guarantee to send
you a suit that will suit you.
Cnester£el<l Overcoats, sillt-faceJ, $18 anil $20.
Covert Coats, for $18.
Fall Dresi Suits for the " occasion," $25 an_ $30.
Semi-ready Tailoring
6. Williams & eo.,
Sole Agents for
Semi-Ready Tailoring
returned by majorities which surprised
their most ardent supporters. The
reasons may be very briefly summarised as follows: A protest against
the treatment of the Province by the
Laurier Government mainly on the
subject of Better Terms and Asiatic
Immigration, the popularity of the
McBride Administration, the excellent
character and standing of the candidates, and organization—chiefly organization.
And now the Upper Country is
more than ever determined to press
its claims for that vacant portfolio
and in view of the two magnificent
victories chronicjed above it is difficult to see how they can be ignored.
Cost Him a Penny.
Eva—And you reiused him?   Why?
Edna—He was too economical.
Eva—But I thought you said the
young man was accepted would have
to be economical?
Edna—But he was too much so.
He actually proposed on a postal
It's a
Wate of
to buy an unreliable make of
We    guarantee    every    new
Piano we sell.
New pianos from $263.00 upwards.
Second-hand     pianos     from
$40.00 up.
Herbert Kent, Mgr.
Most Important Of All.
"Dearest," he whispered, "I am ultra-fashionable.      I  have   a   hat   of      "Yes,"   replied   the   practical   girl,]
green, a tie of green and even shoes "before I accept you I would like to
of  green.    Is   there  any   more  you know if you have any long green in-,|
could ask?" your pockets?" THE WEEK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER ai, 1908.
|riusicand      |
X   The Drama. I
The Squaw Man.
On Monday evening Liebler & Co.
presented  the  "Squaw  Man"  at  the
Victoria Theatre with.Dustin Farnum
in  the title* role.    There  was  a full
house and a delighted audience.    My'
own opinion is that the "Squaw Man"
is  such  an. excellent play that it  is
almost impossible to spoil it.    I do
not think that Dustin Farnum is anything like as good as William Faversham;  he  lacks  the repose and distinction   which    should   characterize
an English Nobleman and which Fa-
versham portrayed to a nicety.     On
the other hand he was more robust
and  possibly  more   Western  and  in
any event seemed to satisfy the audience with what was after all a meritorious performance.   The honours of
the piece, however, were carried off
by  George   W.   Deyo,  the  Foreman
Cowboy,  who  also  played  the  part
with   the   Faversham   Company;    he
was simply perfect in every detail and
in no respect could his performance
be improved upon.   The part of Lady
Mabel     Winnigate     was     passably,
though not strongly, played by Miss
Alice  Mason.    Naturitch, the Indian
Wife,   was   feebly  handled   by   Miss
Catherine Fisher and Brinsley Shaw
gave   but   a   poor   interpretation   of
the character of Cash Hawkins' bad
man, which was so admirably played
in the Faversham Company.  In spite,
however, of these drawbacks, the performance was not without its merits
[and fully justified the very generous
I applause with which it was greeted.
The London Bioscope.
Through the instrumentality of E
j R. Ricketts, lessee of the Victoria and
Vancouver opera  houses, along with
J C. Denliam, local manager, acting in
[conjunction with the London Bioscope
(Company, the local theatre will not
[have a dark night for the remainder
lof the theatrical  season.    Commenc-
Jing next Tuesday  evening and con-
itinuing for the remainder of the week
land on every other evening when thc
■theatre is'not engaged for any regu-
llar performance,    an    entertainment
■consisting of an animated picture dis-
Iplay  and   illustrated   songs   will   be
■given.    The  readiness, in  which  the
lpublic patronize these entertainments
■has lead the management of the theatre  to  make  this   new  departure  in
■order  to  give  their  regular  patrons
^ome attraction every evening.    One
of the most powerful Bioscopes in use
an the Pacific Coast has been secured,
vith which the management hope to
ve the clearest pictures ever shown
In this city.    In addition to this the
films will all be selected by Mr. Ricketts.    The fact that there is a supply house located in Vancouver will
suable Mr. Ricketts to get only the
pest films.    This  is  the main thing
animated picture shows and the en-
Jertainment  at   the  Victoria  theatre
Ivill be in keeping with the high standard that has been set by the present
|nauagemeiit    since    taking    charge.
Popular prices will be charged to all
liarts of the house and it is expected
Ihat the entertainments will soon become very popular.
Mr. Albany Ritchie.
At the Victoria Theatre last Saturday evening a violin recital was
liven by Mr. Albany Ritchie. The
|nly regret which a lover of music
ould possibly have in connection with
occasion was the sparse attend-
pice. Mr. Ritchie is an artist of a
ery high order and a very rare type.
Ie has studied under first class mas-
frs as was clearly evidenced by the
aish and technique of his style; but
fetter than all this Mr. Ritchie has
Imperament and a soul which im-
Jirted to his playing that indefinable
|fluence which can never be produced
one deficient in those great natural
Ifts. To hear Mr. Ritchie is an in-
liration, and the recollection of his
tquisite performance will long Hnir with those who had the good for-
|ne to hear him.
The New Grand.
|The performance at the New Grand
lis week is more than usually enter
taining, the attractive feature being
the really wonderful performing bears
who have been cleverly trained and
are well handled by Harry Lukins.
The next best line is the juggling turn
by the Ader Trio. The dramatic
sketch, Hypnotising a Wife, is slender and not. very satisfying. The
moving pictures as usual are first rate
and tiiis feature of the show continues to te as attractive as ever.
Next week's' blil will be headed by
Douglas A. Flint, assisted by Miss
Virginia Fairfax and Mr. G. Bee Jackson, who will present the one-act
comedy by Herbert Hall Winslow,
entitled "The Mixers." Mr. Flint will
be .remembered as one time, comedian
with the Calhoun and Grau Opera
Companies. Other good features will
be Miss Alice De Garmo, assisted by
R. J.. Keough, in a sensational gymnastic aerial novelty; Amelia Ma-
zette, in songs and acrobatic dances;
Payne and Lee, character singers and
expert dances; James Smith and
Claudia Brown, singing and wooden
shoe dancing; Thos. J. Price, in a
new illustrated song, and new Moving Pictures, entitled "Life's a Gams
of Cards."
Notice is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Honourable Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on Graham
No. 1—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner of Lot Ten,
Graham Island; thence south 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence west 80 chains to point
of commencement.
No. 2—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner of Lot Ten,
Graham Island, thence south 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence north su
chains; thence east 80 chains to point
of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 3—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner, opposite the
southwest corner of Lot 11, Graham
Island; thence south 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;*
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent,
No. 4—Commencing at a post planted
at the northwest corner, being ten
chains south of the northeast corner of
T. L. 12947, thence south SO chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence north so
chains', thence west 80 chains to point
of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 5—Commencing at a post planted
at the northeast corner, one mile west
of the southeast corner of Lot Six,
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains to point of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 6—Commencing at a post planted
at the northwest corner, one mile west
of the southeast corner uf Lot Six,
thence south 80 chains; thence east 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains to point of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 7—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner of Coal Licence
2304, being northwest corner; thence
south 80 chains; thence east 80 chains;
thence north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 8—Commencing at a post planted
at the northeast corner, at the southeast corner of 2306, Graham Island;
thence south 80 chains; thence west
80 chains; thence north so chains;
thence east 80 chains to point of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 9—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner, opposite the
southeast corner of Coal Licence 2306,
thence north 80 chains; thence east 80
chains; thence south 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains to point of commencement.
Percy Harrison, Agent.
No. 10—Commencing at a post planted
at the southwest corner, at the northeast corner of Coal Licence 2306, thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement.
Nov. 7 ■"•wey Hfi'v'son, Agent.
No. 364.
"Companies Act, 1897."
I HEREBY CERTIFY that "The Jordan River Lumber Company of New
York," has this day beeh registered as
an Extra-Provincial Company under the
"Companies Act, 1897," to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company ls
situate in the City of New York,
Borough of Manhattan, County of New
York, State of New York.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is flve hundred thousand dollars, divided into five thousand shares
of one hundred dollars each,
The head offlce of the Company in
this Province Is situate at Victoria and
J. D. Lutz, whose address is Victoria,
B.C., is the attorney for the Company.
The Company is limlted.c
Given under my hand and Seal of
Office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this thirteenth day of October, one thousand nine hundred and
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
Oct. 17
When you  can  remove same by
the use of
Special   Offer—To   any   person
sending their name and address, together with five cents in stamps,
we will forward a 25c pkt. *
P.O. Box 228, Victoria, B.C.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 460.
This is to certify that the "Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance Company," is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of
British Columbia, and to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company ls
situate at the City of Springfield, in
the State of Massachusetts.
The amount of capital of the Com*
pany is two million dollars, divided Into twenty thousand shares of one hundred dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company in
this Province is situate at Vancouver
and C. H. Macaulay, General Insurance
Agent, whose address is Vancouver
aforesaid, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
Offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this thirtieth day of October,
one thousand nine hundred and eight.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
For the purpose of making Insurance
against losses by fire and against maritime losses.
Nov. 7.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 462.
THI SIS TO CERTIFY that the "National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford," is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of
British Columbia, and to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company is situate at Hartford,  Connecticut.
The amount of capital of the Company
is flve million dollars, divided Into fifty
thousand shares of one hundred dollars
The head offlce of the Company ln this
Province is situate at Victoria, and W.
A. Lawson, Insurance Agent, whose address is Victoria, B.C., is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my Hand and Seal of
Offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this tenth day of September,
one thousand  nine  hundred and eight.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:—
To make insurance against the loss by
lire on all kinds of real, mixed and personal property of every name and description, and are also authorized to insure on vessels of aU descriptions, and
on all Kinds of goods and merchandise;
and said Corporation shall be liable to
make good, and to pay to the several
persons who may or shall oe insured
by the said Corporation for all losses
they may sustain ln the subject matter
Insured, in accordance with the terms
of the contract of insurance and of the
form of the policies Issued by said Company, which said policies, and all other
contracts of said Company,* may be
made with or without the common seat
of said Company, and shall be signed by
the President or Vice-President and
countersigned by the Secretary, and, being so signed and  executed,  shall be
obligatory on said Company. To make
Insurance against loss or damage by
wind or hail storms, lightning, tornadoes, cyclones, leakage of sprinklers ana
sprinkler systems installed or maintained for the purpose ot protecting
against fire, and explosions, whether nre
ensues or not; provided the same shall
be clearly expressed in the policy, but
nothing herein shall be construed to empower said company to Insure against
loss or damage to person or property
resulting from explosions of steam
In the mater of an application  for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
1, Block 14,  (Map 637a), Town of
Port Esslngton.
NOTICE  is  hereby given  that  it  is
my intention at the expiration of one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate  of  Title  to  above  land  Issued
to Edward Ebbs Charleson on the 28th
day   of   March,   1906,   and   numbered
Land  Registry  Office,  Victoria,  B.C.,
the 18th day of August, 1908.
No. 465.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that "The London and Lancashire Guarantee and Accident Company of Canada" is authorised and licensed to carry on business
within the Province of British Columbia,
and to carry out or elfect ail or any
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company ls situate at the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario.
The amount of the capital of the Company is flve hundred thousand dollars,
divided into live thousand shares of one
hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company in this
Province is situate at Vancouver, and
Johnson & Richardson, Insurance agents,
whose address is 314 Hastings Street
West, Vancouver, B.C., is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
oflice at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 18th day of September,
one thousand nine hundred and eight.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
(10.) The Company may make ana
effect contracts of insurance against any
accident or casualty, of whatever nature
or from whatever cause arising, to individuals, whereby the Insured suffers
loss or Injury, or is disabled, including
sickness not ending in death, or, in case
of death from any accident or casualty,
not including sickness, securing to the
representative of the person assured
the payment of a certain sum of money
upon such terms and conditions as are
agreed upon; and in like manner may
also make and effect contracts of indemnity with any person against claims
and demands of the workmen and employees of such person, or of the legal
representatives of such worxmen and
employees, with respect to accidents or
casualties,. of whatever nature or from
whatever cause arising, whereby the Insured suffers pecuniary loss or damage,
or incurs costs and expenses; and may
generally carry on the business of acci
dent and sickness insurance as defined
by the Insurance Act, and for the time
being in force:
(11.) The Company may make and effect contracts of insurance:
(a.) To protect principals, employers
and other persons from and against injury, damage, or loss by reason of fraud,
theft, embezzlement, defalcation, robbery, or other misconduct or negligence,
or acts of omissions or other breacnes
of duty or of contract by persons in
their employ, or acting on their behalf,
or dealing with or having the custoay
or confol of their property, or occupying or about to occupy a fiduciary or
administrative position of trust or confidence:
(b.) To guarantee the due performance and discharge by Court and Government officials, employees and agents,
receivers, official and other liquidators,
special managers, committees, guardians,
executors, administrators, trustees, attorneys, brokers, and agents of their respective duties and obligations.
(c.) To guarantee persons filling, or
about to fill, situations of trust or confidence against liabilities in connection
therewith, and in particular against
liabilities resulting from misconduct or
any co-trustee, co-agent, sub-agent, or
other person:
(12.) The Company may carry on
generally the business of guarantee insurance, as defined by "The Insurance
Act" for the time being In force:
(13.) The Company may acquire and
hold any real property required in part
or wholly for its use and accommodation, and may dispose thereof when
necessary; but the annual value of such
property held in any Province of Canada shall not exceed three thousand
dollars; except in tlie Province of Ontario, where it shall not exceed ten
thousand dollars:
(14.) The Company may also cause
Itself to be insured against any risk undertaken ln the course of its business.
(2.) The Company may also undertake
tlie  re-insurance  of the risks of other
Nov.  21
No. 367
"Companies Act, 1897."
I HEREBY CERTIFY that the "Hidden Creek Copper Company" has this
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial ompany under the "Companies' Act,
1897," to carry out or effect all or any
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends, except the construction and working of
The head ofllce of the ompany is slt-
uatj at the City of Seattle, King County, Washington.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is two million dollars, divided
Into four hundred thousand shares of
five dollars each.
The head office of the Company ln
this Province Is situate at the City of
Victoria, and Henry Graham Lawson,
barrlster-at-law, whose address is Victoria, B.C., Is the attorney for the Company. Not empowered to Issue and
transfer stock.
The time of the existence of the Company Is fifty years, from March 1st,
A.D. 1908.
The company Is limited.
Given under my hand and seal of
offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this eleventh day of November, one thousand nine hundred and
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects fbr which this company
is established and registered are:
For mining, milling, mechanical, mercantile, wharflng and docking, improvement and building purposes, and especially for the transaction of the business of mining and extracting ores and
minerals, and the reduction of the same,
and the development of mineral producing properties, and to engage in every
species of trade or business incident to
the mining, extraction, reduction, smelting and refining of ores and minerals,
including the purchase and sale thereof, with full power to do any act or
thing necessary, incident to or demand
advisable in connection therewith.
To purchase, acquire, hold, lease, Bond, '
mortgage, encumber, __ell and convey
mines and mining claims, mining property and mining rights and privileges
of every kind and from any source of
title whatever, and also to locate, appropriate, claim and acquire by patent
or otherwise, mining claims and mining
rights and privileges, including mill
sites and water rights, from the Unltea
States Government, and front any other
political authority, in the manner provided by law.
To purchase or otherwise acquire, own,
hold, lease, mortgage, sell and convey
real property and any Interest therein,
and to develop and Improve the same
for its own use, or for sale to others,
and to deal in real estate for profit.
To purchase or otherwise acquire, ana
to own, lease, sell and convey timber
lands and limits, and to acquire, build,
operate, lease and sell saw mills, logging railroads and other means or facilities for lumber transportation, and to
engage in the logging and lumber business, and to do any act or thing thereto
incidental, or deemed necessary or advisable to accomplish or promote the
To charter, hire, build, purchase, or
otherwise acquire, lease, maintain, operate, sell and dispose of steamboats,
barges, tugs, ships and other vessels,
and to employ same In the conveyance
of passengers, mails and merchandise of
all kinds; and to engage in the transportation business as a common carrier;
and to acquire, build, maintain, improve,
manage, operate, sell and otherwise deal
in wharves, piers, docks and landings.
To purchase, hold, lease, encumber,
pledge, mortgage, sell and transfer personal property and choses in. action of
every kind and description.
To negotiate, purchase or otherwise
acquire, discount, sell, endorse and deal
In mortgages, stocks, bonds, debentures,
promissory notes, warrants, and other
securities, bills of exchange, and other
evidences of Indebtedness.
To acquire, purchase, plat, tease, sell,
encumber, convey, or otherwise dispose
of townsites or towns and lots, blocks
and subdivisions thereof, including the
right to enter townsites on public lands,
and to obtain title thereto according to
To acquire, construct, equip, lease and
operate trams, tramways, waggon roads,
highways and private thoroughfares, and
any other device or equipment for tne
handling of ores or minerals, and of
supplies used in connection with mining
or the reduction of minerals.
To acquire, build, equip and operate
railway terminals, spurs, switches, side
tracks and other appurtenances, and to
operate engines, cars and other equipment thereon by any kind of motive
power and to charge and collect compensation therefor. „
To construct and operate canals,
Humes and ditches, and to conduct the
business of furnishing a water supply
for domestic, manufacturing and other
purposes, and to collect and enforce
tolls, rentals and other charges therefor.
To acquire, construct, equip and operate power plants, and plants to manufacture and develop electricity for light
and power and other useful purposes,
and to sell and supply the same to other
persons and corporations, and to charge
and collect tolls and rentals therefor,
and to apply for, purchase, or otherwise
acquire and own water records, and to
acquire and operate the business of a
power company.
To accept and acquire franchises, ana
to own, operate, utilize, sell and dispose of the same.
To exercise the right of eminent domain for any corporate purpose.
To buy, sell, barter, exchange and deal
ln all kinds of goods, wares and merchandise, both at wholesale and retail.
To buy and sell ores and gold dust
and minerals in any form, and to deal
In the same as merchandise or for profit.
To subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, pledge, sell, dispose of, and deal in the bonds and stocks
of this or other corporations, with full
power to vote such stock at corporate
meetings, either by its ollicers or by
proxy, ami to exercise every act and
power of ownership, therein by law permitted.
To receive consignments and to sell
goods on what Is known as a br-kerage
or commission  basis.
To do business on commission, and to
act as agent or attorney for other persons or corporations In any business
which this corporation might transact
for Itself.
To acquire, construct and operate telephone and telegraph lines, and to receive and collect tolls, charges and rentals therefor.
To acquiro by application, entry, purchase or otherwise, and to own, lease,
operate, sell and convey patents and
patent rights, copyrights, trade marks,
and licenses for any and all kinds of
Inventions, devices and Improvements.
To borrow money, and to give security
therefor upon the property of the corporation by mortgage, pledge or otherwise, and to lssuo bonds, debentures,
promissory notes, or other evidences of
indebtedness, and to negotiate, endorse,
discount, transfer and deal ln the same.
To loan money to other persons or
corporations, either as principal, agent
or broker and to negotiate loans and to
collect compensation therefor, and to receive and enforce security for the payment of the same by mortgage, pledge
or otherwise.
To do any act or thing in any manner connected with or deemed advisable
In the conduct of any business herein
recited or that may be necessary or advisable to accomplish or promote the
This corporation Is also formed to
transact business, and may execute any
and all of the powers heroin mentioned,
outside of the State of Washington, ana
particularly in the Province of British
Columbia and elsewhere ln the Dominion
of Canada, and wherever Its Interests or
business operations may require or render It advisable.
Sporting Comment.
(Continued from Page Five)
An important matter to which I
must refer is the habit of the players
calling foul and stopping the game
before the referee's whistle is sounded. This is very poor policy and on
several occasions I have seen the
opposing side score when the players
are calling for fouls. Play to the
whistle and let the referee give his
own decisions. That is the only rule
to play by. Iu comparing the two
teams there are one or two matters
that could not escape the notice of
any person who watches the game
closely. The first is the determination
in which the Bays play the game, but
tlieir utter disregard for the rules.
The other is the clean manner in
which the Victoria team plays but
they do not play as fast as the Bays.
After watching the game closely I
have arrived at the conclusion that if
the Bays had the knowledge of the
game that the Victoria players have
and their own determination they
would make a formidable team. The
same with the Victoria team; if they
had the determination of the Bays
and their own knowledge of the
game they would also be stronger in
the game.
As a suggestion F would advise the
Bays to get together and talk over
the game, not in the manner of throwing bouquets at each other but for
their own advancement. For instance
some advice could be given on heeling the ball out of the scrum and
many other little things. While to
the Victoria players all I can say is
put more ginger in the game.
Now to get back to the team to
meet Vancouver on December 5th at
Oak Bay there are thirty players
striving for places. Among them are
Arbuckle, Bendrodt, Cohan, Cooper,
Dunn, Graham, W. S., Graham, Graham; Gillespie, J. PL; Gowen, Hop-
good, Johnson, Loat, Meredith, Miller, . Milligan, Morley, Newcombe,
Parker, Pitts, Spencer, Sweeney, L,;
Thompson, and .Vincent... For. the .position of full back, .there are two aspirants—Johnson and Gowen. It has
generally been conceded that Johnson
would fill the position, but after the
showing made by Gowen last Saturday he is entitled to another appor-
tunity to show his worth and the selection committee will have to do
some great thinking.
For three-quarters the most likely
are Gillespie, Meredith, Vincent and
Cooper, with Thompson following
close up. The latter has been considerably handicapped, he not having
the advantage of playing behind forwards who would heel the ball out or
with three-quarters who would give
him an opening, (jive him good forwards and th. JO-cjuarters who arc not
selfish he would make a much better
showing th; a he has clone.
For half backs Newcombe is sure
of his place.
For the other position the race is
between Pitts, Parker, and Cohan.
All three are about equal. Cohan is
inclined to be a little too fancy and
has a habit of holding the ball instead of making openings. If he
could get out of this he would have
a good chance for thc team.
For the forward line there arc Arbuckle, Dunn, Graham, W. S., Loat,
Spencer and Sweeney are almost sure
of their places.
For the other positions there are
players sufficient who if they consent
to play would make a strong pack.
For instance, there is Graham-Graham. He is rather reluctant about
playing. This is due to the illness
of his partner, Ratteray. He is accustomed to playing with him, but
now that he is out of thc game Graham does not feel inclined to get in.
I think though with a little pressure
he will be in the line up. He is a
most valuable man. He knows the
game thoroughly, has great weight
and plays for all he is worth. In a
manner, I agree with his sentiments,
but I think if he was to consult his
partner the answer would be to play.
I hope that Mr. Graham will see his
way clear to don a suit and get out
with the rest of the boys and assist
them  in bringing the championship
Friday and Saturday Nights and
Saturday Matinee
Nov. 20 and 21
"The Pixies"
By W. A. MILNE, author of, "Aladdin," etc.
All in grotesque and beautiful costuming, representing Pixies, Brownies,
Goblins, Insects, Pickaninnies, Monkeys, Fairies, Butterflies, Flower Girls,
Pages, Amazon Guard, Japanese Maidens, etc.
Evening prices, 25 cents to $10.00.    Matinee prices—Children,   25   cents;
adults, 50 cents.   (No seats reserved for matinee.)
Sale opens at the box office Wednesday morning, November 18.
"It is the most beautiful and laughable entertainment ever devised for
amateurs."—Minneapolis Journal,
Ross' is Headquarters for
Xmas Fruits
Come in and try the qualities and learn prices.   Both will please,
Each sale helps to make our reputation.   Here are some—
SMYRNA FIGS, very fine, 10-lb. box, $1.50; 5-lb. box, 75c; '
2-lb.  box    25c
SMYRNA COOKING FIGS, exceptionally good, 3 lbs   25c
CALIFORNIA TABLE FIGS, 3 packets     25c
PULLED   FIGS,   per   basket       15c
PULLED FIGS, per bottle     25c
STUFFED FIGS, per bottle      50c
STUFFED  DATES  AND  FIGS,  per  bottle    $1.00
STUFFED DATES, per bottle      50c
NEW DATES, per package     ioc
1317 GOVERNMENT ST. Tel. 53, 105a and 1590
Where you get good things to eat and drink.
Victoria Fuel Co.
PHONE 1377
You want the best Coal, the "Burn all" kind, absolutely free
from Slate, Stones and Klinkers.
We are Sole Agents for The South Wellington Coal Mines
Company (Ltd.).
THIS COAL is admitted by all to be the finest Domestic Coal
We give 5 per cent off for spot cash with the order.   Let us
know if you want it quick.
1; Hotel
What is the most awkward
time for a train to start?
12:50; as it is ten to one
you don't catch her.
Because it is the only restaurant in the city which
employs all white cooks and everything is the best
quality, dishes served up daintily, at reasonable price.
W. S. D. Smith, Proprietor.
645 YATES ST., Victoria, B.C.
back to Victoria after a long absence.
Miller, Milligan and Morley are three
more who have done much practice,
but on their showing should help
the team. Hopgood, while a good
three-quarter, is available for any position on the field, as hc is an all-
round player and it would not be
surprising to see him in the pack.
All that is required is practice and
as there arc only a couple more
Saturdays before the big match it is
up to every player to make the best
of his opportunities and get out. A
game will be played this afternoon
and every man should be out. Tliere
is one very important matter to
which I would like to refer before
leaving Rugby and that is the proposed visit of the Stanford team to
this city. The date set for the game
is December 29th. So far so good.
But the Victoria club will be called
upon to give the visitors a guarantee
of at least $700. Three games will
be played in B. C, two in Vancouver
and one in Victoria. Vancouver is
guaranteeing the Southerners $2,000
for thc two games and Victoria will
have to do almost as good if they
visit this city. The Club has done all
in its power—it is now up to the
citizens. Something must be done
and done quickly, otherwise there will
bc no game in Victoria.    It is up to
some one to get busy. The Week is
open to assist. Membership tickets
are now being sold and can be obtained from Manager Moresby or
Secretary Spalding, who will also accept any donation towards the fund.
Who will be the one to head the
list? Don't let it be said that Victoria could not guarantee $700.
"There ain't no sense in doin' nothin'
for nobody what never done nothin' for
you."—Sis Hopkins.
J. R. Stirling Presents the Artistic
In the Characteristic Play
A play of purpose.    A plot of sense.
A happy blending of fun and earnest.
Pi-ICes—25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00. Box office opens 10 a.m., Friday, November
Commencing Tuesday, November 24, and
the Remainder of the Week, the.
Management of the
With the Latest Animated Pictures
Change of Programme Twice Weekly.
These  Pictures  Will  be  Shown  Every
Night  the Theatre Has  Not Its Usual
Continuous Performance from
7 to 10:30 p.m.
American Steel Clad Electric Iron.
Simplest and best on the market; costs less to operate and main-
• tain than any
other. Can be attached to a n y
electric light or
power circuit;
easy to attach, no
danger. Equally
valuable to the
tourist or the
Unrivalled   for
laundry purposes.   We will give ten days' free trial if desired.
B. C. ELECTRIC CO., Limited
Corner Fort and Langley Streets.
Write mc for 1908
Cockburn's Art Gallery
(Successors to WILL MAR5DEN) PHONB 1933
665 Granville Street,      Vancouver, B. CI


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