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 THE
Furniture Store
WEILER BROS.
Victoria, B.C.
ol. IN.    No. 1
The
_\ British Columbia Newspaper and
Published at Victoria, B. _.
Eighth Yeae
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 20,
HALL & WALKER
Agent*
WELLINGTON COLLIERY
COMPANY'S COAL
1232 Government St. Telephone 83
One Dollar Pee Annum
PRESSING THE NEWS
ie Colonist tries very hard to do very
. things and in some of them it suc-
*, but it has laboured in vain to con-
i the public that the word consistency
be found in its dictionary.    Some
ago it adopted a new system of deal-
vith correspondence.  Abandoning the
honoured Britisli custom of allowing
rs to appear signed with a nom-de-
le if accompanied by the real name
J address of the writer, the Colonist
lunced that no letters would hereafter
published Avithout  the name  of  the
Ir.   Also that a condition of publica-
Iwould be the absence of personalities
The tabooing of religious topics.  This
Inble to the Correspondence Column
liever been abandoned, neither has it
|lived up to.
Correspondence
|ie Week has been the recipient of
of communications complying with
conditions which have at different
been refused insertion by the Colo-
Many of them have been dropped
a definite promise had been given
Ithey would be inserted; so it is quite
Ithat publication does not depend on
londitions which the Colonist has it-
Paid down.    In attempting to side-
serious charge made in the last is-
■if The AVeek the Colonist launches
iengthy editorial in wliieh, after
lig all about the bush, it adds a new
Ition, viz. that to insure insertion a
] must be in  "the public interest"
].t this the editor must be the sole
Most people would have consid-
lit quite unnecessary to specify such
ldition and would have been willing
Ice it for granted, but let that pass.
Week proposes to test the action of
I'olonist by its own  regulations, in-
(ig the latest.
How Mr. Moore Was Treated.
Ithin the last month three communi-
lis complying in every respect with
libove requirements and signed by
well-known citizens, one of them
Ibly the foremost figure in British
labia outside Government official-
have been refused insertion by the
list. The first was a letter by Mr.
R. Moore, at one time a member
Colonist staff and therefore "au
|with the ethics of journalism. Mr.
wrote a brief and courteous letter
lng out the serious error which had
linto the published statement lodged
Jthe Police Commissioners in the
I of Mr. A. J. Brace's charge against
Ity. This error vitiated the whole
lient, because it alleged as justifica-
ror Mr. Brace's charge an incident
did not occur until three Aveeks
|the charge aviis made. Now the Col-
had devoted several columns to distil, but bud over-looked a discrepancy
practically floored the Avh-ble case,
■/hen Mr. Moore, both a newspaper-
ruid a barrister, pointed out. this im-
lit fact the Colonist, after promising
Iblish the letter refused to do so.
fthe Colonist claim that the refuta-
|if the Brace charges Avas not a mat-
public interest?
How Mr. Wolley Was Treated
'little more than a fortnight ago a
nesting Avas held at Koksilah to
lit against speeding on the public
ray. By special request Mr. Clive
ps Wolley attended that meeting
Iso by special request wrote a very
rate and valuable letter to tlie Colo-
sking for publicity to be given to the
idings of the meeting, and urging
measure of protection for the public
nnection with automobile speeding
Juntry roads. The letter Avas signed
r. Wolley, tendered to the Colonist
efused insertion. Never doubting
would be published Mr. AVolley did
not trouble to keep a copy, so it Avas impossible to reproduce it in The AA'eek.
The Colonist has been Avriting against
reckless driving on the public highway.
Does it claim that Avhat happened at Koksilah Avas not of public interest? And
does it claim that a prominent public man
like Mr. Clive Phillips Wolley, who is
known throughout the Empire as an Imperialist and a poet is not entitled to have
a respectfully Avordetl letter, signed with
his own name, published in the columns
of the Colonist ?
How Mr. St. Barbe Was Treated
This Aveek a third citizen, Avho has contributed many sensible and pertinent letters to the public press, Mr. Charles St.
Barbe, wrote a letter to the Colonist
pointing out gross inconsistency in its
own treatment of the paving contract. It
took refuge for its defence of awarding
the contract to the Canadian Mineral
Kubber Company in the plea that that
company's prices Avere much loAver than
those of the Bitulithic Company. But as
Mr. St. Barbe pointed out it entirely ignored the fact that the Calgary Paving
Company quoted loAver figures on twenty
streets which Avould have saved the city
something like $5,000. AVhat Mr. St.
Barbe very properly asked was why a test
of figures Avas not as applicable in one
case as the other. To have ansAvered this
question would have placed the Colonist
in such a dilemma that it chose the alternative of refusing insertion. In tbis case
also The Week would respectfully ask if
the subject of a paving contract running
into nearly $1,000,000 is not a matter of
public interest. Or, to vary the question,
if the Colonist could find space for editorials to boost the Canadian Mineral
Rubber Company before the tenders Avere
considered, Avhy could it not find a feAV
inches to point out where tbe city might
have saved $5,000. There are not a few
people Avho think they can answer the
question.
What Is the Explanation?
The foregoing are only a few instances
Avhich sIioav how the Colonist is prostituting its columns to serve the interests of
private corporations by suppressing material facts, and taken in conjunction with
the "conspiracy of silence" with respect to
many important news items it is impossible to avoid the conclusion that tlie policy of the Colonist is not dictated by the
traditional ethics of British journalism.
It has established a standard of its oavii,
and should iioav adopt a shield decorated
with a bar sinister and a $ mark.
ROBBING JOHN BULL
Just a month ago a parcel of goods, the
property of the Imperial Xavy, Avas
seized by the Customs authorities on the
premises of the Arictoria .Machinery Depot. Ten days later by private arrangement the Customs authorities lined John
Day of Esquimalt and the A'ictoria Machinery $1,000 each for trading in dutiable goods on which duty had not been
paid. The lines Avert- paid. On Thursday last John Day, Oliver Richards, AV.
Houston and C. H. V. Spratt Avere arrested on warrants issued by instruction of
Commander Vivian of the Imperial Navy
and released on bonds of $2,000 each.
Next morning they appeard in court,
the first-named charged with stealing,
and the others Avitli having in their possession goods stolen from the navy stores.
The hearing of the case was adjourned
until Friday the 26th. inst. and the accused were liberated ou the same bail.
Up to the time of going to press no reference whatever has been made to this case
in either the Colonist or the Times except
a brief paragraph Avhich appeared more
than two Aveeks ago relating to the fine imposed by the Customs.    All the papers
have been familiar Avith the details of the
case from the commencement, but The
AVeek has received no assistance whatever
in its efforts to ensure the bringing into
the Courts of a matter of the highest public and Imperial interest. Hoav the daily
papers Avill defend their "conspiracy of silence," or Avhether they will iioav be forced
to break it remains to be seen, but the public will not easily forget their disloyal action. Now that the matter is in thc hands
of the Courts justice will be done, and no
one Avill be better pleased than The AVeek
if the accused are able to clear themselves,
but when the case is over there will be a
very interesting story to publish showing
Iioav political influence and private interest Avere made use of to the utmost limit
in order to frustrate the ends of justice.
THE COUNTRY CLUB
Evidently the courts of British Columbia do not favour eleventh-hour applications. For the second time the attempt of
the civic authorities to prevent the Country Club from enjoying the privileges of
their agreement after all arrangements
for a race-meeting had been concluded has
been disallowed with emphasis. The comment of Chief Justice Hunter at A^ancou-
ver on Thursday Avas to the same effect
as that of Mr. Justice Gregory a year ago.
Both judges pointed out very clearly that
the action of the city Avas unfair, and that
they could not alloAv the Courts to be
made use of to attain by an indirect method Avhat could not be gained by direct
means. In other words the right of the
Country Club to hold race meetings at
the Willows depends entirely on the validity of their lease, and as the city has not
seen fit to contest this as a straight issue,
the Courts would not alloAv them to get
round it by eleventh-hour applications for
injunctions, or by the passing of a by-laAV
Avhich could have no effect on tlie validity
of the lease, and possibly in any event no
application to territory outside the municipality. Meanwhile, the Country (Tub
is to be congratulated on the excellent arrangements made for a Aveek's racing.
There has been no stint in expenditure,
the Pari-Mutuelle machines Avill be in operation, more than tAvo hundred of the
best horses in the AVest Avill compete, and
The AA'eek is satisfied that every section
of the community could, Avithout violating
any principle, take part in a festival of
genuine sport which Avill give pleasure to
many thousands, and incidentally advertise the city even better than a base-ball
carnival.
AUTOMOBILE SPEEDING
Mr. B. J. Perry Avon the case in Avhicli
he Avas charged Avith speeding oi. the public highway in tlie Duncans District on
the 30th nit. On that occasion it is obvious that Dr, Dyke, who is not an experienced driver, made a mistake as to the
respective rates of speed at which he and
Mr. Perry were travelling, and the latter
gentleman is fully entitled to the acquittal. This, however, does not touch thc
more serious matter of Mr. Perry's sensational race the previous Thursday Avhen
he out-distanced the E. k N. train. As
The AVeek has made severe strictures on
this incident it has pleasure in anouncing
that the Automobile Club passed a resolution dealing with the matter. The resolution Avas passed at a meeting of the Association held on May 10th. and read as
folloAvs:
"Having regard to the alleged reckless driving of Mr. B. J. Perry on a so-
called record breaking trip between
Victoria and Duncans, and being
judged imperative that action in regard
to the same be taken in accordance Avitli
Article 2. Clause V, Articles of our
Association, be it therefore resolved
that   the   matter  be   referred   to   the
Chairman   of   the   Discipline   Committee   suggesting   that   he   Avrite to
Superintendent Hussey of the Provincial Police, and John Langley, Chief
of the City Police, reciting the publicity which has been given to Mr. Perry's record breaking trip to Duncans,
and   asking  if  permission  had  been
given by their departments, and if so
if any precautions had been taken to
guard the safety of the public.    Also
that if no permission Avas granted has
any action been taken or is any prosecution contemplated by the Police?"
Further to this resolution Chief Langley has written a letter stating that no permission had been given to Mr. Perry to
exceed   the   statutory   speed   limit.     It
seems, however, that there may be some
difficulty in bringing Mr.  Perry's escapade within the provisions of the Automobile Act in consequence of the absence
of any definition of what is meant by
"wooded  country."    Probably,  however,
Mr. Perry has no intention of repeating
his sensational ride, and the purpose of
The Week has been served by giving publicity to the proceedings.
AGENT OF MARINE
"Whom the Gods wish to destroy they
first drive made"; thus says the old saying and it is certainly applicable at the
present time to the representatives of the
Liberal party at Ottawa responsible for
Government appointments on this coast
requiring exceptional knowledge, Avhich
knowledge can only by gained by years
of service in the Government Marine of
Canada. The appointment of Agent of
.Marine in this city, in consequence of
the retirement of the present incumbent
who has filled that position with the i
greatest credit for the last twenty years,
has been given to Captain George Robertson whose knowledge of the requirements of the position must be exceedingly
limited considering the positions he has
held as detailed in the Government organ
a few days ago. The Week is informed
that he is not even the possessor of a foreign-going .Master's certificate, thus showing that his knowledge of navigation must
be limited. In the service of the Marine
and Fisheries at the present time, and residing in the city are three servants of
the Government of Canada, one of them
has been in the service twenty years, another eight years and another five, all
seafaring men, all competent to carry out
the duties of the position which has been
given to a stranger. The AVeek Avould
like Mr. Templeman to explain why these
men Avere passed over for a neAVComer of
less experience and competency.
What incentive can the officers in the
Marine Service of Canada, or in fact in
any Department, have to carry out their
work with zeal in the service of their
country if political cobwebs are to be
placed over their heads whenever an opportunity for advancement occurs in their
Department? Appointments like this
show the rottenness of the present state of
affairs. Let politics outweigh merit every
time even if the service goes to the dogs
as a consequence.
DIGNITY  AND INDIGNITY
Is Canada a democratic country or is it
not? This question is suggested by the
extraordinary action of tAvo public officials. The Mayor of OttaAva is indignant because he finds that no place has
been reserved for him at the Coronation.
Mr. AV. AV. B. Mclnnes is indignant because no place has been reserved for him
on the side-Avalks of the Terminal City,
and because a stony-hearted officer in blue
insisted  that he should  "move on" just
like any ordinary mortal.   AVhat we
mortals be! THE WEEK, SATUKDAY, MAY 20, 1911
I have often made complaints as
to the thoughtlessness of those storekeepers who leave their packing-
cases outside on the side-walk and
now this week I want to call attention to another abuse in the same
quarter. It is tlie practice of many
employees to open packing-cases outside the store and to throw away thc
nails indiscriminately. Doubtless if
the owner of an automobile could
trace a puncture in his tyre to this
cause he would see to it that proper
punishment were administered, but it
is not the motorists on whose behalf I am writing. 1 am thinking
of the horses who are unable to speak
for themselves and who often pick up
these nails in tlieir hoofs and are
lamed thereby. This is no inv .ution
on my part, coined to air a pet grievance. Tt is an honest fact. Horses
and often valuable horses, though
that ought to make no difference, are
' ruined simply through lack of consideration on the part of men who
ought to know better, and who do
know, but are too careless or too
lazy to follow thc dictates of their
own common sense. If I were a
horse I should regard a journey
down lower Yates Street in much
the same light as the early inhabitants of Europe regarded the ordeal
by fire, where the accused person
haxing been first blind-folded, had to
pick his way over a number of carefully arranged white-hot harrows. I
do hope that some steps will be taken, preferably by the police, to do
away with this evil.
* *   *
And whilst I am on the subject of
horses I should like to make another
plea for the dumb. I have before
now urged that some provision be
made against wet weather on the
slope outside the post-office. Every
time there is a drop of rain one can
see the unfortunate horses struggling
and slipping up that little hill. It
would be the easiest thing in the
world to have a bin placed at tbe corner filled with sand or some gritty
substance whicli could be scattered
on the road after a shower. The
heavy traffic from the wharf has all
to come past the post-office and many
people have commented to mc on the
difficulty which the horses have in
keeping their foot-hold on the hill in
question.
* *   *
On Monday next the rate-payers
are to vote on several money bylaws. I hope that thc vast importance of the sewer appropriation
will uot cause people to forget tbat
the library is to benefit under the
estimates on whicii they will be
asked to vote. Complaints have
been frequent and loud as to the conduct of thc Carnegie Library, but it
has been impossible up to date to do
anything in the shape of real improvement with the small amount
voted every year. Now the public
have tiie opportunity to give the Library Committee a working chance
and if the by-law carries the city will
be empowered to spend $10,000 this
year and to make an annual grant up
to $25,001) for improvements and
maintenance. The noses of the public have to be protected, hence the
sewer by-law, but let not that organ
deprive thc brains of thc community
of the opportunity to benefit by a
first-class, up-to-date library conducted in a business-like manner, and
stocked with all that is best in thc
way of literature.
I see by the papers that there are
to be twelve additional policemen appointed for Victoria, a circumstance
whicii reminds mc of a query which
I have often wanted to propound.
What becomes of the old policemen?
I understand that there is no superannuation scheme in vogue here as
there is in England and that unless a
man dies in harness he has nothing
to look forward to after leaving the
force.   But all things that come from I
the Old Country are not out of date
and I don't see why the system there
should not be put into practice here.
I believe that in every borough and
town a superannuation fund is supported by regular contributions from
members of the force, augmented by
half the fines levied in the police
court. This fund is used for the
benefit of policemen who may bc injured in the performance of their
duty or who have retired on reach
ing the age limit. The fact that
there is no precedent for this, an
argument much to the fore lately in
the Council Chamber, need surely
have no weight. If a precedent had
always been needed we should not
now   be   in   possession   of   even   the
proverbial fig-leaf.
*   *   *
On may wonder what the new policemen are going to do. Victoria
has an enviable reputation as being
a law-abiding city, and at first glance
it might seem that such an addition
to the force was unwarranted. But I
for one am a great believer in the
old proverb that Prevention is better than Cure and that a few extra
constables dotted about the place will
do far more for the interests of the
city when it is on its good behaviour
than the addition of many times the
number after a city has been allowed
to run wild. Also there are many
little things for which policemen are
very useful. I don't mean for such
purposes as telling the pawnbroker's
best customer what time it is, or directing voluble old ladies to the haven where they would be, but for
looking after the small nuisances of
life. Take the genus boy, for instance. When I was at Cambridge
it was a favourite diversion on the
part of the small fry of the population to gather on Silver Street bridge
and spit upon the occupants of boats
as they ingloriously passed beneath.
Now I should not have thought that
it would be necessary to make comparisons between thc youth of Victoria and the street gamins of af
large English town. I had always
believed that Western cities were fortunately exempt from the street Arab
element, but it would appear that
boys of a certain class are thc same
all the world over, and that the
temptation to use Point Ellice and
the Gorge bridges as points of vantage for the display of the art of expectoration is as great in Victoria as
was the Silver Street bridge in Cambridge. Such conduct indulged in at
Point Ellice bridge is merely a nuisance of a particularly disgusting variety, but its prevention might well
come within the province of one of
the extra constables.
With regard to the bridge at the
Gorge the matter is different. First
of all this is outside thc city's jurisdiction, but I hope that the Provincial Police Department will pay some
attention to an abuse which is a public menace. Most people know that
at certain stages of thc tide thc passage of the Gorge is fraught with
considerable danger. It appears that
on Sundays the youthful cxpectora-
turs are re-inforced by sundry
"toughs" of maturer years who show
their superiority to their juniors by
pelting boatmen with sticks or clods
of earth. A missile of this description received in the eye at a critical
moment would mean certain disaster
to the boat. Hoodlumism of this
nature deserves castigation of the severest kind, but it is hard for the
victim to catch the young miscreants.
Not long ago a thrashing was administered by one of the victims holding
the hoy in play from the water whilst
his companion in another boat disembarked and made a strategic advance from the rear, and I am told
that the culprit breakfasted from the
mantel-piece for quite a few days afterwards, and—wonderful to relate—
the father showed himself to be a
man of sense by not prosecuting the
assailant for assault.    The Park Su
perintendent who acts for the B. C.
E. R. is powerless to do anything on
the public highway but I think that
it is up to the Department to have
either a constable in uniform, or better still, a plain-clothes man, in the
neighbourhood, who might come upon the offenders, if not as an angel,
at least unawares.
Is there under the sun an older
nuisance than the indiscriminate
flinging around of orange peel? I
spend half my time when walking
abroad in kicking this insidious "tip-
setter" from the sidewalks. On
Monday a bright young boy of 16 fell
heavily on a piece of orange peel and
was seriously injured. The worst offenders are the school children. If
anyone doubts it let him examine the
walks within a radius of a hundred
yards of any of our schools. Would
not Superintendent Paul give instructions to all the teachers to mention
the matter to their classes? The circumstances quite justify the request.
* *   *
I notice that in the otherwise excellent programme for the Coronation Day celebrations there is no
provision for entertaining the children in the afternoon after the
march-past. Many people think that
there should be a programme of
sports and that with so many athletic clubs in the city this would be
an easy matter. I hope the committee will take the suggestion—whicii
first emanated from the Overseas
Club—in good part and get the various club secretaries to work. It will
be an easy matter to finance and
carry out such an item with tlieir assistance.
* *   *
I see by the daily papers that the
City Council is appropriating $3,000
to build a bathing pavilion at the
Gorge. Seeing that there are already
two such buildings in existence, one
close to the bridge for those swimmers who like deep water, and another on what is known as the beach,
whicli was erected by the B. C. E. R.
and is in an excellent position for
non-swimmers or those who like to
bask in shallow water, is there really
any need for another? Heaven for-
fend that I should say one word
which might be construed as oppos
ing the march of progress or the
cleansing of the Great Unwashed
There is nobody keener on swimming
than myself, and I think that every
boy and girl ought to be as much at
home in the water as on dry land,
but I do not think that the building of
another bathing-shed is necessary. Of
course Alderman Humber may have
his eye on another place in the neighbourhood of the Gorge where there
is room for such a shed, but if it is
intended to erect it on the beach, I
for one cannot see the "raisori d'etre."
* *   *
I wonder how many people in Victoria know that there is a flourishing
little industry hard at work right in
their midst. Less than four months
ago the Canada Mosaic Tile Company started business on Wharf
Street*, and since that time they have
been busy "sawing wood and saying
nothing." I had no idea that such an
industry was in cxistenc till last
Tuesday when the name caught my
eyt a» I was lounging down Wharf
Street. Now the last time that I was
in a place of this nature was many
years ago when I was in Barcelona
and I spent a most fascinating morning in one of the biggest tiling concerns in the world. So it was not unnatural that having seen the sign I
entered and looked round. To say
that I was surprised is to express
only a little of what I felt. The company is a busy concern with as many
orders on its hands as it can handle
at this stage of the game. I saw
patterns of tiles which arc to be laid
down in several houses I know; I
saw the tiles being made and I
watched them being tested. Everything is right up to date, and Mr.
George Ager and Mr. R. W. Marsh
are to be congratulated on their enterprise. Few things look nicer than
tiles of good make and quiet pattern
on the floors of verandahs, halls}
bars and such like. They are easy to
clean and they ahvays look neat. I
wish the company every success.
* *   *
I do wish that people would show
Three Winners
How is your one best bet? Are you prepared for it with a
little knowledge of the inside track?
Keeping one's poise is a requisite,—the flustered on: is invariably left at the post.
Incidentally, a bottle of one of these "three winners" may
help you. Try one at any bar or hotel before setting out for the
Willows:—
REMEMBER MUMM'S THE WORD
when you want the best champagne. A good glass of "Extra Dry"
will help you maintain that peace and goodwill which marks the
winning temperament.
A BOTTLE OF LEMP'S BEER
will not only please your palate and refresh thc inner man, it will
nourish as well as stimulate. It's the purest and best of all bottled
beers.   No headache after Lemp's fine brew.
HE WHO WANTS A CLEAR HEAD
and a clear conscience the next day had better perhaps stick to
White Rock Lithia Water. It is chock full of life, sparkle and
vim without the "bite."    No regrets to follow.
VICTORIA
PITHER   &   LEISER
Wholesale Agents for B. C.
VANCOUVER
NELSON
JAMES BUCHANAN & CO., by Royal Appointment
Purveyors to H. M. King George the V and the Royal
Household.   Distillers of the popular
li
Black and White" Scotch Whiske
Unsurpassed in Purity, Age and Flavor All Dealei
HANA
The Best of All
No one would willingly buy an Ind
ferent painting when for practically 1
same price a real masterpiece could I
secured. Neither would anyone, if he!
she knew it, buy a shoe of IndlfTerl
style and incipable of comfort when tlf
could just as well own aB_.lf_.lf—a 1
masterpiece.
It li to yon, who do not know it, L
art gpeaklng*. BAH AN Shosi nud ll
ply an introduction-—that'i aU.
■tylu, all ihapn.
H. B. Hammond Shoe C|
Broadwalk Scuffers for Children
Sole Agents:
Hanan ft Son, Wiohtrt ft Bud
N.Y.
N.Y.
Pemberton Building, 621 Fort Street
more consideration for the boulevards. Daily one sees thoughtless
persons, often ladies with French
heels, crossing over them instead of
taking the trouble to walk round, and
when once a path has been worn it is
hopeless to expect people to give the
grass a chance to grow. Look at the
corner of Belleville and Menzies
Street, just outside the C. P. R. offices. Not one man, woman or child in
a thousand gives the grass a thought.
It is more than thoughtlessness; it is
more often sheer "cusscdness." A
lady stopped me on Government
Street the other day to mention this
matter and we came to the conclusion that the only two people in Victoria who had an ounce of consideration for public properly and the decencies of life in general were herself
and thc
(&i
<r^-^^.
THE CAT CLUB
CANCELLATION OF BESEB|
Notice is hereby given that
serve established over certain la
the Cariboo and Lillooet Districi
tice of which bearing date Juna
1908, was published in the Briti!
lumbia Gazette  on  July  2nd,  if
cancelled in so far as the same
to   the   following   surveyed   larj
Townships 52 and 64, Lillooet Dl
viz.;—Sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, [
IB, Fractional Sections 16, 17, Si
18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, Fraction!?
tion 25, Sections 26,  27,  28,   Fra|
Section  29,  Sections  30,  31,  32,
•fractional   Sections   35   and   36,
Township 52; and Sections 3,  10,1
tional Section 11, Section 13, Fraf
Section  14,  Sections  24  and  25,
Township   64,   and   that  all  the
mentioned  lands  not already all!
by pre-emption have been set asil
the   endowment   of   the   Universf
British Columbia.
ROBT. A.  RENWICl
Deputy  Minister  of  La|
Lands  Department,   Victoria,
April 10th, 1911.
apl 15
The dance given by the committee
of the Cat Club in the new ball-room
on Thursday night proved a huge success and the numerous visitors spent
a most enjoyable evening. Not the
least pleasing feature of the affair is
the fact that the Club is now in a
more prosperous financial position and
will be able to increase their sphere
of activity.
SWEDISH MASSAGE
MEDICAL GYMNASTICS!
VIBRATORY TREATMElf
G. Bjornsfelt, S.I
Phone 1856
8a 1 Fort THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 20,  1911
The Girl From Rector's
c best dramatic critic in Vancou-
who is on the staff of the Daily
ince,  writes  thus  of  "The   Girl
Rector's,"    which    played there
ous to coming to Victoria:   "Of
ie drab, flat, punk performances
have been given in the Vancou-
Dpera  House for many  a  year,
presentation  of 'The  Girl  from
ir's'  last  evening stands  by  it-
Neither the play nor the play-
re  worthy of  a  line.    The  ad-
es  used  by  the  Vancouver  cri-
niglit   bc   added   to   indefinitely
mt    straining    the    truth.    Thc
vords which in my opinion best
be   this   rotten   American   pro-
_n are "vulgar" and "indecent."
lng more indecent than the third
lias ever been seen in Victoria
If thc policeman who hauled two
The New Grand
There is a noticeable improvement
in the entertainment offered this week
at the New Grand Theatre, all the
turns being of a high order of merit.
First honours again go to the aerial
act whicii is this time a one-man
turn. La Vier provides a most sensational and thrilling ten minutes
what time lie is performing gymnastic feats on a trapeze swinging perilously high. "Phenomena" possesses
a voice which is interesting because
of its versatility; his high soprano
notes and his low bass notes are
good, but he is weak in all his middle
register. Graham & Randall introduce clever characteristizations in
their one-act comedy, Mr. Graham
himself winning loud applause for his
skilful changes and interpretations.
Barto & Clark, the bell-boy and the
idy,   are  certainly  far  more  amus-
all up to date and remarkably clear
it is no wonder that the attendance is
markedly on the increase.
The Majestic Theatre
"The Call of thc Blood" was a
notable picture at Mr. Christie's
house in the middle of the week and
dealt with the perennial question of
the inherited strain of 'blood. A
good old blood and thunder buttle
picture was also on the screen on
the same evenings and provided all
the excitement which might be expected from a tale which told of a
brother and sister fighting on oppo
site sides in the Civil War between
the North and South. I have never
seen a moving-picture theatre fill up
so quickly as does the Majestic when
once the performance has begun.
Within twenty minutes of the opening the seats are nearly all occupied.
Romano's Theatre
Wet or fine, business or no business Romano's at five o'clock is always pretty well filled, and I am
not surprised. Throughout the whole
afternoon from twelve o'clock noon
till closing time at night the pictures flash on the screen without
any interruption, and they are always
of a first-class character. "For her
Brother's Sake" was the title of one
which rather appealed to me this
week, it being the dramatic representation of a story on the same
lines whicii   I  had  lately read.
lemained,  he  would  have  been
Itioned   to   haul   the so-called
lady   off   the   stage.     Once
|I venture to call the attention
Police  Commissioners to the
king  indecency   of  the  Amcri-
foductions    which    invade the
(ia Theatre.    Hitherto my pro-
ave been in vain.    1 might also
1  my  readers  that  there  is  a
|mmittcc   of   thc   City   Counci
is   supposed   to   keep  an   eye
public morals.    If neither the
| nor the committee are able or
to   protect   the   public,   why
I   not  Victoria  follow  the lead
lier  cities  and   appoint   a   dra-
I censor with special knowledge
theatrical  business  and   with
l-ity   to  invoke   the  aid  of  the
in preventing the presentation
Inoralizing plays and turns?
ing than the average comic duct and
the anti-climax with which they conclude their turn provides good cause
for laughter. Frank & Nellie Ellison are xylophonists of superior
merit and skill and the latter part
of their performance during which
they play their instruments in the
shelter of a blacksmith's shop is exceedingly  effective.
The Crystal Theatre
Picturesque scenes from Cambodia
was the title of an interesting film
shown at the Crystal on Wednesday
night last, the embarkation of the
oxen being provocative of much
amusement in the audience. The
well-known Gaumont films are always
well to the fore in this Broad Street
house to whicii numbers of people
troop every night. The Crystal
Theatre shows more films than any
other house in town and as they are
Olga Nethersole
Olga Nethersole will present thc
symbolical Maeterlinck play, "Sister
Beatrice," during her short engagement at the Victoria Theatre on Monday, May 22. Sarah Bernhardt only
decided recently to include the same
play in her repertory. The contrast
which that coincidence will invite
forms a theatrical curiosity whicii is
seldom encountered and which deserves the keenest interest of theatregoers. To Maeterlinck, as to all
the great masters of the drama of
the thesis, or the drama of the symbol, there is a sensual and a spiritual
side. Which will appeal to Olga
Nethersole? Upon whicii will Bernhardt lay the emphasis of her great
art? It will at least be interesting
to watch  for the  answer.
Once before these two actresses
engaged in a duel of the same sort.
On the eve of Bernhardt's appearance in New York in "La Samari-
taine," Olga Nethersole in the New
Theatre revived thc Maeterlinck play,
"Mary Magdalene." Both of these
plays excited antagonism, but in each
case they have practically been
dropped from thc repertoire of the
actresses.
"Sister Beatrice," in which Miss
Nethersole will bc seen here, is a
miracle play revolving around a
young nun's renunciation of convent
life for the world and love, her fall
to the lowest depths a woman can
sink to, and her final return to the
convent and death. During the nun's
absence from the convent the statue
of the Virgin which she had attended comes to life and performs her
duties—the symbolism meaning that
no sin is too great for forgiveness
and no person, earthly or divine, too
great to stoop to assist the erring.
Latest Play on Alaska
Alaska, the new El Dorado, is the
scene chosen by Rex Beach for his
great drama, "The Barrier," which
conies to the Victoria Theatre on
Wednesday, May 24, for one performance only.
This stage success is not, however,
the popular conception of Alaska,  a
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THE
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Comfortable Picture Theatre
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MENTS AND SERVICE.
place of eternal snow, but thc beautiful North Land in summer where
the day never ends, and everything
suggests the warmth of springtime
in this home of tlle Midnight Sun.
The book has had an enormous
sale and the story in play form held
the metropolitan audience of New
York for one entire season. Owing
to thc theatrical war which lias raged
for  some  time   the  original   tour  to
thc Pacilic Coast was cancelled, but
now that peace has been declared,
Klaw and Erlanger's New Amsterdam
Theatre success will now make its
original transcontinental tour.
Give Him Time
Lady (nn Pullman)—Hoy! Where arc
tlie porter's quarters on this train?
Candy Kid—In the passengers' pockets yet, miss.—Boston Transcript. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 20,  1911
The Week
A   Provincial   Newspaper  and   Review,
published every Saturday by
"THE WEEK" PUBLISHING
COMPANY, LIMITED.
Published   at   1208  Government   St.,
Victoria, B. C,   Canada
W. BLAKEMORE, Editor
British
Justice
BY BOHEMIAN
At the present moment there are
six thousand Hindus in British Columbia; most of them are Sikhs and
a large number havc fought the battles of the Empire. Not a few wear
medals for distinguished service. As
a rule they arc men of good physique, of temperate habits and of
more than average educational attainments. Their acknowledged leader, Dr. Sundar Singh, completed his
education at Oxford and the petition
which he has prepared for presentation to the Federal Government and
which is now being circulated
amongst the Hindu inhabitants of
the Province, exhibits a command of
the English language which entitles
him to be fairly classed a scholar.
No prejudice which has been created in connection with the much
vexed question of Oriental immigration can be allowed for one moment
to weigh in a consideration of the
rights and privileges of those Hindus who arc in the Province. They
are here legally; if not, they could be
deported, but having passed the very
severe tests imposed upon all immigrants from the Orient, they must
be accounted as of equal standing in
the community with their fellow-
subjects of King George.
The disadvantages under whicii
they labor arc clearly set forth in
the petition and may be summarised
as separation from their wives and
families; compulsion for Hindu immigrants to come direct from India,
which is practically prohibition because there is no direct steam-ship
line; requirement of $200.00 lo be
produced by each immigrant, and the
absence of any provision by which a
Hindu merchant or student may enter Canada in a similar manner as is
permitted to Japanese.
It will hardly be denied that all
these restrictions involve great hardships and a denial of simple justice
to men who are loyal Britisli subjects. Not one of them can be defended on ethical or legal grounds,
ancl hardly on the lower ground of
expediency or  policy.
There can hc no justification in
any event for treating a Hindu with
less consideration than a Jap; there
can be no justification for violating
the most sacred principle of civilization, the sanctity of home, least of
all can there by any justification for
ignoring the principles of British justice which arc universally recognised
far beyond lhe hounds of our own
Empire.
Those principles can hardly lie defined, bul lhey are clearly understood
and the concrete form of words
which best expresses them is "British Justice." ll is a recognition of
this great fact whicli has made the
Empire strong within and impregnable from without. 11 is a reliance
upon lhe certainty that these principles would always be recognised by
the British Government and the British people which has kent one-third
of the population of the world both
loyal and subservient to lhe British
throne.
It has been our proud boast for
generations that whenever a slave set
foot within the Empire he became a
free man. Only by the recognition
of such a principle could we have
held thc Indian Empire, in itself so
far outnumbering the ruling race that
the emblems of that rule could at
any moment be swept into the ocean
by sheer numerical superiority but
for the moral restraint imposed by
reliance upon Britain's good faith.
But while every part of the Empire places this reliance on British
justice it can never be forgotten that
we arc under special obligations to
our Hindu fellow-subjects, and
among them especially to the Sikhs.
This splendid race, once their kingdom of the Punjaub was conquered
and attached to the Empire, cast all
sedition aside, and became the most
loyal and puissant of the defenders of
India.
It was the Sikhs who fought in the
defence of British women and children and of British hearths and
homes under John Nicholson and
Lawrence, and it was the loyalty and
prowess of the Sikh regiments which
prolonged the memorable siege of
Lucknow until relief came, when
"Ever above the top-most tower
The banner of England flew."
Since the Mutiny there has been
no great British war in which a Sikh
regiment has not distinguished itself.
Their colours tell of the Russo-Tur-
kish war, the war in the Soudan under Wolseley, the memorable siege
of Magdala under their old commander Lord Napier of Magdala,
service in Somaliland against the
Mad  Mullah,  in  China at  the  Taku
and Boxer rebellions, and in the expedition to Thibet.
There are men now in the streets
of Victoria carrying medals which
they earned in the defence of Luck-
now half a century ago, and Dr. Sundar Singh's own father fought at
Magdala. This is the scantiest review of the splendid service which
the Sikhs have rendered to the Empire in the hour of need. Through
the warp and woof of its history
runs the thin red line of which King-
lake wrote so eloquently but also the
glittering thread of those splendidly
caparisoned regiments raised by the
Sikhs and led by British officers
whicii nothing can unweave.
These are the men who are now
asking lhe Canadian Government to
grant them simple British justice.
The demand must prevail because it
is a just one, and it should and will
receive the support of every British
subject who realizes the debt which
the Empire owes to the petitioners,
and the duty which it owes to itself.
CORRESPONDENCE
The Week accepts no responsibility
for the views expressed by its correspondents. Communications will be
inserted whether signed by the real
name of the writer or a nom de
plume, but the writer's name and address must be given to the Editor as
an evidence of bona fides. In no case
will it be divulged without consent.
THE PAVING CONTRACT
Victoria, May 18th, 1911.
To the Editor The Week:
Sir:—This subject appears to me
of great "public interest" and on
Tuesday last I handed a letter, of
which I subjoin a copy, to the Editor
of thc Colonist. That gentleman apparently does not consider the subject of sufficient interest to publish
this letter or he may have other reasons for suppressing it. Possibly
you. Sir, not having those reasons
may lind it suitable for your columns.
I am, etc.
CHARLES  ST.  BARBE.
(Copy)
To the Editor The Colonist:
Sir:—In a leading article of your
issue  of  Saturday last you  enter at
considerable length into a defence of
the action of the City Council in
awarding the large paving contract
to the Canadian Mineral Rubber Co.,
but with the exception of a defence
of your own virtue in the matter,
you confine your remarks entirely to
a comparison between the tenders of
the Canadian Mineral Rubber Co.
and of the Columbia Bitulithic Ltd.
May I ask why you ignore the tender of the Calgary Paving Co., the
figures of which are considerably below those of the concern to which
thc contract .was awarded.
I append the figures of the two
companies for 19 streets showing a
saving in favour of the Calgary Paving Co. of nearly $5,000 It is possible that there are weighty reasons
for thus chucking away a large piece
of the public money hut it appears
to me that the public ought to know
them.*
them.
The following are the figures I allude to:
T am, etc.
CHARLES ST.  BARBE.
Victoria. B. C. May 16th. 1911.
Comprisons of Bids on Asphalt Pavement  Between  the  Calgary  Paving
Co.   and   the   Canadian   Mineral   Co.
Street Calgary Paving Co.     Canadian Mineral
Co.
Hilda     $4097.10
Belmont        4713.00
Cambridge        6764.50
McKenzie        3529.80
Sutlej         4096.00
Wellington     7425.00
Pcndergast           3905.40
Fort       16288.60
Fairfield     31333.80
Harbinger       6545.00
Camosun        2625.00
Cornwall         6930.40
Oscar        9075.00
Oxford     9075.00
May       13820.20
Howe         7095.20
Richardson        3050.00
Collinson        5775.20
Moss     27943.80
total
.$174088.00
$ 4202.50
4888.50
6931.00
3739.75
4451.10
7650.00
4005.50
16316.50
31840.50
6756.00
2715.00
7223.30
9405.00
9360.00
14695.25
7246.25
3105.00
5985.25
28386.50
$178902.60
Difference
105.40
175.50
166.40
209.95
355.10
225.00
100.10
27.90
506.70
211.00
90.00
292.90
330.00
285.00
875.05
151.05
55.00
210.05
442.70
$4814.80
A CAUTIOUS STATESMAN
Richard McBride is in thc prime of
life. He is leader of a triumphal
government in British Columbia. He
calls his party Conservative, but he
might as well call it anything else,
for he is the party and the party is
his, and he has the right to name it
anything he likes. He is known to
thc people as "Dick." Other things
being equal "John A." never stood
higher in the affections of thc many.
Some time ago Richard McBride left
his capital seat of Victoria to cross
Canada and the Atlantic Ocean, in
order to be present at King George's
coronation. His railway journey was
spotted with telegrams, most of them
from Toronto, where thc movement is
gathering head to make him Conservative leader, vice R. L. Borden, to
be edged out.   Whenever "Dick" got
out to stretch his legs, one of these
yellow papers was put in his hand.
They even got into his dinner, and
one of them, at Moosejaw, murdered
sleep at two o'clock in the morning.
All these cooing messages offered him
the same quantity of ashes and Dead
Sea apples. But Premier McBride
has his eye on the imperial, rather
than the federal arena, and besides,
as they say in the West, he "plays
good ball," so he answered none of
the invitations to a lemon. Premier
McBride is on the high seas at this
writing. He showed more than
Caesar's prudence in waving hack the
crown. The disappointed conspirators in the East, t^ho were thinking
of him as "Daredevil Dick," ready to
take all the chances, are now calling
him the "Meticulous McBride."*—Collier's Weekly.
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Motor Ferry, Fraser River, at Mission.
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tender
for Motor Ferry, Fraser. River," will be
received by the Honourable the Minister of Public Works up to noon of
Monday, the _!l)th day of May, 1911, for
the construction and completion of a
Motor  Fer.ry,  Fraser  River at Mission.
Plans, Specifications, Contract, and
Forms of Tender may be seen on and
after the Gth day of May, 1911, at the
offlce of A. J. C. Robertson, Esq., 1215
Dominion Trust Building, Vancouver;
Government Agent, New Westminster,
and the Department of Public Works,
A'ictoria.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank
of Canada, made payable to the Honourable the Minister of Public Works, for
a sum equivalent to ten (10) per cent,
of the tender, which shall be forfeited
if the party tendering; decline to enter
into contract when called upon to do
so, or if he fail to complete the work
contracted for. The cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon
the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes
furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
J. E. GRIFFITH,
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., -Ith May, 1911.
may G may 27
NOTICE TO CONTRACTOP
A'ICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Robert George
Scarlett of Vancouver, B.C., occupation
Retired, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described
lands;—Commencing at a post planted
20 chains north from the head waters
of Millbrook Cove; thence west eighty
chains; thence north eighty chains;
thence east eighty cliains; thence south
eighty chains to point of commencement, and containing 640 acres, more
or less.
Dated January 26th, 1911.
ROBERT   G   EORGE   SCARLETT.
Sealed Tenders,  superscribed
for Additions,  Alterations,  and
to  Rossland Court  House,"  will|
ceived by the Honourable the
of  Public  Works  up  to  noon  o|
day, the 22nd day of May, 1911,
erection   and   completion   of   rd
walls, steps, fences,  lawns, appi|
sidewalk,  kerb  gutters,   etc.,   i
adjacent   to   the   site   of   the
Court-house  in   the  Rossland  E|
District.
Plans,    Specifications,    Contrail
Forms  of Tender may be seen '
after the Sth day of May,  1911,1
offices   of   tho   Government   Ag<|
Rossland  and  Nelson,  and  the
ment of Public AA'orks, A'ictoria.
Each proposal must be acconl
by an accepted bank cheque or [
cate of deposit on a chartered ll
Canada, made payable to the Hon|
the Minister of Public Works,
sum of $700, whieh shall be fl
if tlie party tendering decline tl
into contract when called upon
so, or if he fail to complete til
contracted for. The cheques orl
cates of deposit of unsuccesslj
derers will be returned to the|
the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be consldereil
made out on the forms supplied!
with  the  actual  signature  of
derer,   and   enclosed   in   the   ci|
furnished.
The lowest or any  tender noj
sarily accepted.
J. E. GRIFFITH,
Public Works E|
Department of Public AA'orks,
Vietoria, B.C., 3rd May, 191l|
may 0
THE BROADWAY
852 Yates St.
SMOKERS'  SUPPLIES
Candy,   Stationery  and  Toilette
Requisites
VICTORIA LAND DISTRIi|
District of Coast, Range '.
TAKE notice that I, Frederi
of  North  A'ancouver,   occupatloil
Intends to apply for permission \
chase  the  following described
Commencing   at   a   post   plante
one mile south of the N. AA'. c
T.   L.   32129;   thenee   10   chainl
thence SO chains south; tiience *1(|
cast;    ihence   SO chains  north
mencement   ancl   containing   3
more or less.
April 11, 1911.
may 13
FREDERICK STOCK,
Morton S. .bines,
OMINECA LAND  DISTRIJ
District of Coast, Range
Willing & Co.
Manufacturers    of    Ladles'    and
Children's Underwear.  Suits made
to order.   All work guaranteed.
Retail dealers in High Grade
Silks and Cotton.
1412 Blanchard St., Victoria, B. C.
TAKE  notice    that    Charles |
Phinney,     of     A'ancouver,
Shipper,   Intends   to   apply   for
slon to purchase the following
ed lands:—Commencing at a posl
ed  about 5  miles In  a  northerlf
tlon   from  the    Abuntlep    crosj
Salmon   River,   on   Bella   Coola|
trail, and marked C. G. P.'s N. "
thence east 80 chains; south SO |
west   SO   chains;   north   80
point of commencement, contain
acres,  more or less.
Dated  Jan.   2,   1911.
CHARLES GEORGE PH«
maris Norman McMillan,!
_______ THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1911
THE MOTHERLAND
7,904,465 Electors
Ireturn  just  issued   shows   that
] are 7,904,465 parliamentary elec
|n the United Kingdom, or 198,
nore  than  were  on  last  year's
Victims of the Motor
ce the introduction of taxi-cabs
has been a great increase in
lortality and a decrease in busi-
I stated the wife of a cat's meat
|r at the Clerkenwell County
on Tuesday.
Bee Scourge
"Isle of Wight disease," whicii
Iractically  exterminated bees in
pland,  has   spread   much   alarm
fruit   growers.     The   disease
said to be derived direct from
f> in certain flowers.
[Railway Clerks' Rest Day
[ Goulding, Mr. F. E. Smith and
members of Parliament, have
luced a Bill to secure for every
ly clerk Sunday rest, or a free
■ .interrupted rest-day of twenty-
lours in each week.
Sugar Beet Growing
Five acres of sugar beet are to be
grown by the Essex County Council
as an experiment in consideration of
a grant from the Board of Agriculture.
Record "Bag" of Foxes
During the past season the Duke of
Rutland's (the Belvoir) hounds have
established a record by killing _,$__
brace of foxes. The Blankey "bag"
amounts to forty brace.
Riddle of the Sphinx
Professor Reisner, of Harvard University, who was in charge of a recent archaeological expedition, declares that the Sphinx is the head of
King Chephren added to the body of
a lion. King Chephren ruled Egypt
in B. C. 2850, and built the second
pyramid. The Sphinx, he says, represents the King guarding the pyramids and their sacred precincts.
Smoothness of the Silk Hat
The hat suspender designed by the
Rev. F. A. Adams, rector of Dodding-
hurst, near Brentwood, is arranged
under the pew-seat so that the silk
hat, inverted, can be fixed by the
brim to wire clips, leaving the glossy
nap unruffled.
Sir Eldon Gorst
stated on excellent authority
sir Eldon Gorst, the British
l-General in Egypt, that all the
Is current in Cairo as to his re-
lion arc absolutely unfounded.
|don Gorst will return to Cairo
autumn.
The Theological Gardens
The Lord Primate of Ireland quoted to the Irish Teachers' Conference
at Bangor last month the following
child's essay on wild beasts:—"Wild
beasts used once to roam at will
through the whole of England and
Ireland, but now wild beasts are only
found in theological gardens."
new from Richmond Hill
theme is being promoted under
liwn Planning Act by which thc
loud Town Council and the
local authorities concerned will
lie for the preservation of the
Irom Richmond Hill.
Famous Librarian Dead
Mr. John Elliot, for forty-two years
Librarian of Wolverhampton, has
died in his eightieth year. He began
life as a compositor; was a pioneer
of evening schools and technical
classes; and was prominently identified with the Free Library movement
throughout the country. He invented
the Elliot indicator, used in the distribution of books in the United
Kingdom   and   over-seas   Dominions.
Lessons from Glasgow
Among the British cities chosen by
the Canadian Government as likely to
provide a hint for the improvement of
technical education and industrial
training, Glasgow stands out prominently. A Royal Commission, which
will visit the more important centres
in France, Germany, Switzerland, and
Denmark, is expected to arrive in
Glasgow at an early date to hear
evidence from employers and workmen in almost every trade with regard to the opportunities for and the
use made of technical education.
history of the Macclesfield silk trade
has recently been booked by Mr.
Bradley Smale, head of the silk manufacturing firm of Josiah Smale and
Sons. About 170 miles of silk will
be made in executing the contract,
and a large proportion of the order
is for goods never before made in
England. It is a private contract
for pure silk articles of various descriptions."
Disappearance of Old Inn
At the Prestbtiry Division Licensing Sessions last month the Bench
was informed that Lord Sheffield had
decided to close the Wizard.Inn, and
no compensation would bc asked for.
The inn, which stands on Alderley
Edge, Cheshire, is one of the oldest
inns in England, having been licensed
for several  centuries.
in later on. About 50,000 operatives
are employed in the pottery trade,
and though a relatively small proportion of them are members of the
union, the stoppage of the organised
workers would dislocate the entire
trade and lead to a general closing
down of factories. There are, however, distinct hopes of a settlement.
Derelict Railway Reopened
After being derelict for thirty years,
the Shropshire and Montgomeryshire
Railway, which runs between Shrewsbury and Llanymynech, has been reopened. The railway, which was
known as the Old Potteries Railway,
cost £2,000,000, but the new company
of which Lord Powis and Lord Bradford are directors, has acquired the
undertaking for £32,000.
London Opium Dens
According to a return made by the
Home Secretary, there are at present twenty-two known private
houses in London in which opium-
smoking is practised, mostly by
Chinese seamen. The Commissioner
of Police believes that the practice is
on the decrease.
Great Silk Contract
The largest order ever known in the
Boys for the Army
A new plan is described in a Post
Office report, issued recently, for dealing with the problem nf telegraph
boys discharged at the end of boyhood without prospect of entering a
skilled trade. It is in effect a promise of work after leaving the Army
as an inducement to boys to join the
colours.
Miss Isabel Jay to Retire
Miss Tsabel Jay, one of the most
accomplished of Savoyard heroines,
has decided to retire from musical
comedy and the London stage. Miss
Jaw, who in private life is Mrs.
Frank Curzon, is an accomplished
singer, and was the first person to
secure the Gilbert Betjemann memorial gold medal for operatic singing at the Royal Academy of Music.
Entente Cordiale Stamp
The entente cordiale is strikingly
manifested in the new postage stamp
which is to be issued shortly for the
Xew Hebrides, the group of Pacific
islands administered by a joint committee of British and French officers.
The new stamps will show a landscape with palms, the left-hand corners being occupied with the tricolour and the right hand by the
Union Jack. At thc top of the stamp
the British and French monograms
G. R. and R. F. (Republique Fran-
caise) will be united on a shield.
Hitherto British stamps from Fiji or
French stamps from New Caledonia
we're generally used in the archipelago.
Strike in the Potteries
Three thousand pottery operatives
in North Staffordshire have handed
in their month's notice to cease work.
The firms affected represent the whole
trade.    Other notices will be handed
Train Speed for a Penny
"What is the speed 'we are travelling?" is a question constantly asked
and discussed in railway trains. Mr.
H. Waymouth Prance, a member of
a London firm of engineers, has devised a machine which will solve the
problem at any time the passenger
wishes. The machine is of a very
simple nature and can be fitted to any
railway carriage. It operates by
means nf a clutch and belt pulley on
the axle. In the compartment is a
penny in the slot arrangement. When
a coin is put in and a knob pressed
the machine is set in motion and the
speed of the train is shown on a
dial. The indicator is of the same
type as that used nn motor-cars.
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You see, only one merchant in town can sell the Hoosier Cabinet. The price is
lixed at the factory.    Every other merchant knows what it is.
A lot of factories sell their entire output to merchants who would rather have the
Hoosier if they could. These merchants have to sell some kind of kitchen cabinet. It
is not necessary for these other makers to be particular about quality if they meet the price.
Many of them are not particular.
It is not the other merchants' fault, lie would sell you a better cabinet than the
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When  an  article becomes  standard  it is imitated.
Practically every kitchen cabinet made is modeled nearly as possible after thc Hoosier.
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craftsmanship, the fine, durable finish that distinguishes every kitchen cabinet with the
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VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Rupert, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Alex. McCarter,
of Victoria, B.C., contractor, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted south-east corner
of Section 26, Township 21, Range 1,
Rupert District; thence SO chains west;
thence 80 chains north; thence SO chains
east; thence SO chains south to the point
of commencement and containing 640
acres,  more or less.
Dated March  llth,  1911.
ALEX. McCARTER.
apl S D.  Wilkinson,  Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Rupert, Rango 1,
TAKE NOTICE that George Arthur
Benjamin Hall, of Victoria, B.C., physician, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the north-east corner of Section 16,
Township 21, Range 1, Rupert District,
thence SO chains west; thence 80 chains
south; thence 80 chains east; thence SO
chains north to the point of commencement and containing 040 acres, more or
Dated March  14th,  1911.
GEORGE ARTHUR BENJAMIN HALL,
apl 8 John Dalby, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Rupert,  Range  1.
TAKE NOTICE that Lawrence McCarter, of Victoria, B.C., contractor, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted southeast corner of Section 22, Township
21, Range 1, Rupert District; thence 80
chains west; thence SO chains north;
thence 80 chains east; thence SO chains
south to the point of commencement and
containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated March  14th,  1911.
LAWRENCE   McCARTER.
apl 8 D.  Wilkinson,  Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Rupert, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that William McCarter
of Victoria, B.C., contractor, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted south-east corner of
Section 27, Township 21, Range 1, Rupert District; thence SO chains west;
thence SO chains north; thence SO chains
east; thence 80 chains south to the
point of commencement and containing
640 acres,  more or  less.
Dated March  14 th,  1911.
WILLIAM McCARTER.
apl S D.  Wilkinson,  Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Rupert.  Range  1.
TAKE NOTICE that Henry Gage Dalby, of Victoria, B.C., clerk, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted south-east corner of
Section 20, Township 8, Range 1, Rupert District; thence SO chains west;
thence SO chains north; thence SO chains
east; thence SO chains south to the
point of commencement and containing
640   acres,   more   or   less.
Dated March  15th,  1911.
HENRY GAGE DALBY.
apl 8 D.  Wilkinson,  Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Rupert, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Charles Banfleld,
of   Victoria,   B.C.,   printer,   intends   to
apply   for  permission   to  purchase   the
following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted  south-east corner of
Section 2S, Township  21, Range 1,  Rupert   District;   thenee   SO   chains   west;
thence SO chains north; thence SO chains
east;   thence   80   chains   south   to   the
point of commencement and containing
640  acres,  more or less.
Dated March  15th,  1911.
CHARLES BANFIELD.
apl 8 John Dalby, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Rupert, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Robert Swan
Dalby, of Victoria, B.C., Clerk, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted north-east corner of
Section 21, Township 21, Range 1, Rupert District; thence SO chains west;
thence SO chains south; thence SO chains
east; thence SO chains north to the
point of commencement and containing
640   acres,   more   or   less.
Dated March  15th,  1911.
ROBERT SWAN DALBY.
apl  8 John Dalby, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Rupert,  Range  1.
TAKE NOTICE that Mina F. Schabbel,
of Victoria, B.C., intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted north-east corner of Section 15,
Township 21, Range 1, Rupert District;
thence SO chains west; thence SO chains
south; thence SO chains east; thence SO
chains north to the point of commencement, and containing 640 acres, more
or less.
Dated  March   14th,   1911.
MINA   F.   SCHABBEL.
ap] 8 D. Wilkinson, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Rupert, Range  1.
TAKE NOTICE that Susan M. McFadden, of Victoria, B.C., intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted north-east corner
of Section 18. Township S, Range 1,
Rupert District; thence SO chains west;
thence SO chains south; thence SO chains
east; thence SO chains north to point
of commencment, and containing 610
acres, more or less.
Dated  March   14th,   1911.
SUSAN  M.   McFADDEN.
apl S John Dalby, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Rupert, Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that Robert McFadden, of Victoria, B.C., butcher, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted south-east corner of
Section 19, Township 8, Range 1, Rupert District; thenee west SO chains;
thence north 80 chains; thence east
80 chains; thence soutli SO chains to
the point of commencement, and containing  640  acres,   more  or less.
Dated  March   14 th,   1911.
ROBERT   McFADDEN.
apl 8 John Dalby, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Metchosin
TAKE  notice  that  I.   Allan   S.  Ashwell,  Agent  for  the  West  Coast  Fishing    Co.,Ld.,    of    Victoria,    occupation
Real   Estate   Agent,   intends   to   apply
to  lease the following described lands:
—Commencing  at  a  post  planted  at  a
point one (1) chain south of the southeast corner of section 74; thence southerly seven  (7)  chains; then westerly at
an  angle  of   93   degrees  a  distance  of
16.35  chains;  thence at an angle of  87
degrees north seven  (7)   chains;  thence
easterly at an angle of 93 degrees a distance  of  16.35  chains  to  the  point  of
commencement.
Dated 21st March,  1911.
West Coast Fishing Company, Limited,
mar 25 A.   S.   Ashwell,   Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that James Graham
Blaikle, of Vancouver, B. C, occupation
Retired, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:*—Commencing at a post planted about 1% miles north-westerly from
the head waters of Millbrook Cove,
thence south eighty chains; thence west
about sixty chains to shore line; thence
northerly about eighty chains along
shore line; thence east sixty chains
more or less to point of commencement, and containing 4S0 acres, more or
less. Dated January 28th, 1911
JAMES GRAHAM BLAIKIE.
mar 25 Frederick A.  Smith, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast.
TAKE   notice   that   Thomas   Charles
Hubbard of   Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation
Clerk,   intends  to  apply  for permission
to   purchase    the   ifollowing   described
lands:—Commencing at  a  post  planted
about   20   chains   north   from   the   left
bank of the Blackwater river, and about
eleven  miles  westerly  from  the  southwest   corner  of  Indian   Reserve  No.   4,
Euchiniko, and about six miles westerly
from the crossing of the Kluscus Lake
trail   on  the   Blackwater  river;   thence
west SO chains; thence south 80 chains;
tbence   east  about   SO   chains   to   shore
of lake;  thence north  meandering lake
shore  to  point  of  commencement,  containing about 640 acres, more or less.
Dated  ISth March,  1911.
THOMAS CHARLES HUBBARD.
Henry A.  Porter, Agent,
julyl
may 6
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Minnie Blaikle, of
Vancouver, B. C, occupation Married
Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about 2 miles north-east from Millbrook Cove; thence east eighty ehains;
thence north eighty chains; thence west
eighty chains; thence south eighty
chains to point of commencement, and
containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated January 30th, 1911.
MINNIE BLAIKIE.
mar 25 Frederick A. Smith, Agent-
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Eva Scarlett, c"
Vancouver, B.C., occupation accountant,
intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands:
—Commencing at a post planted at the
head waters on the north shore of Millbrook Cove, thence north twenty chains;
thence east eighty chains; thence south
eighty chains or to shore line; thence
north-westerly along shore line to point
of commencement, and containing 480
acres more or less.
Dated January  24th.  1911.
EVA  SCARLETT
mar 25 Frederick .A. Smith, Agent.
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that James Walsh of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Storekeeper,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 60
chains north-east from Millbrook Cove;
thence east eighty chains; thence south
twenty chains more or less to shore
line; thence south-westerly along shore
line about eighty chains; thence north
eighty chains more or less to point of
commencement, and containing 4 SO acres
more or less.
Dated  January  24th,   1911.
JAMES   WALSH,
mar 25 Frederick A. Smith, Agent.
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Ethel Beatrice
Walsh, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation
Married Woman, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about sixty chains north-east
from Millbrook Cove; thence east eighty
chains; thence north eighty chains;
thence west eighty chains; thence south
eighty chains to point of commencement, and containing 640 acres, more
or less.
Dated January 24th, 1911.
ETHEL BEATRICE WALSH,
mar 25 Frederick A. Smith, Agent.
NOTICE
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Rupert,  Range  1.
TAKE NOTICE that Francis Walter
Hall, of Victoria, B.C., physician, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted south-west corner of
Section 30. Township S. Range 1, Rupert District; thence SO chains north;
thence 80 chains east; thence SO chains
south; thence 80 chains west to the
point of commencement and containing
640 acres, more or less.
Dated March  14th,  1911.
FRANCIS WALTER HALL.
apl g D. Wilkinson, Agent.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that,
under the authority contained In section
131 of the "Land Act," a regulation has
been approved by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council llxing the minimum sale
price of first- and second-class lands at
$10 and $5 per acre, respectively.
This regulation further provides that
the prices lixed therein shall apply to
all lands with respect to which the application to purchase is given favourable consideration after this date, notwithstanding the date of such application or any delay that may have occurred in the consideration of the same.
Further notice is hereby given that
all persons who have pending applications to purchase lands under the provisions of sections 34 or 30 of the
"Land Act" and who are not willing to
complete such purchases under the
prices fixed by the aforesaid regulation
shall bo at liberty to withdraw such
applications and receive refund of the
moneys deposited on account of such applications.
WILLIAM R. ROSS,
Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., April 3rd, 1911.
June 3
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Rupert,  Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that William Angus
Gleason, of Victoria, B.C., builder, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:*—
Commencing at a post planted southeast corner of Section 23, Township 21,
Range 1, Rupert District; thence 80
chains west; thence 80 chains north;
thence SO chains east; thence SO chains
south to the point of commencement,
and containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated March  14th,  1911.
WILLIAM  ANGUS  GLEASON.
apl 8 John Dalby, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Cowichan.
TAKE notice that we, James Hunter,
Joseph Hunter, Thomas Hunter and
William Hunter, of Thetis Island, occupation Farmers, intend to apply for
permission to lease the following described land, viz.:—the following foreshore:—Commencing at a post planted
on the shore line at high water mark
at a point on the northern boundary
of Lot 27, Thetis Island, about 25
chains south-easterly from the Northwest corner of said lot; thence northerly to low water mark, a distance of
about one chain; thence easterly, northerly and southerly following low water
mark about 90 chains to a projection
of the north boundary of Lot 22, on
the said Island; thence westerly about
one chain to high water mar-1': thence
northerly, southerly and westerly ■"allowing high water mark about 90 chai,..
to the point of commencement, conta...
ing 9 acres, more or less.
Dated  April  24th,   1911.
JAMES HUNTER,
JOSEPH   HUNTER,
THOMAS HUNTER,
WILLIAM HUNTER,
apl 29
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Thomas Gordon
Johnston, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation
Broker, inteids to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about 2'/2 miles north-easterly from the
head waters of Millbrook Cove; thence
east eighty chains; thence south eighty
chains; thence west eighty chains;
thence north eighty chains to point of
commencement, and containing 640 acres
more or less.
Dated January 27th, 1911.
THOMAS  GORDON  JOHNSTON,
mar 25 Frederick A.  Smith, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Sooke.
TAKE notice that sixty days after
date, I, Albert Edward Todd, of Victoria, intend to apply for a lease of
the whole of Sooke Spit, at the entrance to Sooke Harbour, for the purpose of removing sand and gravel
therefrom.
Dated 20th March,  1911.
mar 25 ALBERT EDWARD TODD.
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Axel Anderson, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Miner, intends to appiy for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 2'A
miles north from the head waters of
Millbrook Cove; thence north eighty
chains; thenbe east eighty chains; thence
south eighty chains; thence west eighty
chains to point of commencement, ancl
containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated   January   26 th,   1911.
AXEL  ANDERSON,
mar 25 Frederick A. Smith, Agent.
PUBLIC HIGHWAYS
Esquimalt District
To all whom It may concern:
It having been found that certain
parties have attempted to close or partially close the undermentioned highways to public traffic,
Notice is hereby given that the width
of the following described highways is
sixty-six feet throughout, namely:—
Old  Esquimalt   Road
Commencing at its junction with the
western boundary of the City of Victoria, thence running westerly to the
Naval Dockyard and having a width
of thirty-three feet on each side of
the centre line of the said road.
New  Esquimalt  Road
Commencing at its junction with the
western boundary of the City of Victoria, thence running westerly to its intersection with the Old Esquimalt Road
in Suburban Lot 39, and having a width
of thirty-three feet on each side of the
centre line of the said New Esquimalt
Admiral's  Road
Commencing at its connection with
the Esquimau Road In Suburban Lot
39, thence running northerly to the
Craigflower Road and having a width
of thirty-three feet on each side of the
centre line of the said Admiral's Road.
THOMAS TAYLOR,
Minister of Public Works.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., 13th April, 1911.
apl 22 may 20
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve of a parcel of land situated or
Graham Island, notice of which appeared in the British Columbia Gazette
of the 25th of February, 1909, being
dated 23rd February, 1909, is cancelled
to permit of the Iands being acquired
by pre-emption only and for no other
purpose.
ROBT.   A.   RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria,  B.C.,  April  5th,  1911.
july 8
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District  of  Coast.
TAKE notice that Peter Fleming of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Carpenter, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
left bank of the Blackwater River
about five miles westerly from the
south-west corner of Indian Reserve,
No. 4, Euchiniko, and at the crossing of
the Kluscus Lake Trail on the Black-
water River; thence north SO chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence south to
bank of river; thence west meandering
river to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated  17th March, 1911.
PETER  FLEMING.
Henry A.  Porter, Agent,
may 0 july 1
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District  of Coast.
TAKE notice that Blanche Elizabeth
Neill, of Vietoria, B.C., occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted on the left bank of the Black-
water River, about four miles west
from the south-west corner of Indian
Reserve No. 4, Euchiniko, and about one
mile from the crossing of the Kluscus
Lake trail on the Blackwater River;
thence north SO chains; thence east SO
chains; thence south to bank of river;
thence west meandering river to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated  17th March,  1911.
BLANCHE ELIZABETH NEILL.
Henry A.  Porter, Agent,
may 6 July \
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice  that I,  Mary Wood,  of
Vancouver, occupation Married Woman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase  the following described  lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about one
mile  north  and  one-half  mile  east   or
N.  W.   corner  of  L.   295,  being  blazed
west   to   shed   on   river;   thence   south
SO chains; thence west 40 chains or to
river; thence meandering river to point
west of post, thence east to commencement, containing 300 acres more or less.
Dated April 13. 1911.
MARY WOOD.
Morton S. Jones, Agent
may 13 July S
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Rupert, Range  1.
TAKE NOTICE that Thomas Mould,
of Victoria, B.C., butcher, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted north-east corner of
Section 14, Township 21, Range 1, Rupert District; thence 80 chains west;
thence SO chains north; thence 80 chains
east; thence SO chains south to the
point of commencement and containing
640 acres, more or less.
Dated March  14th,  1911.
THOMAS MOULD,
apl  S John  Dalby, Agent.
OMINECA LAND DISTRICT
District of Cassiar
TAKE notice that I, A. W. McVittie,
of Victoria, B.C., Surveyor, intend to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands for a license to prospect for
coal and petroleum on the following
described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted on the right bank of the
Skee.na River about eight miles up
stream from the Indian Village of Kispiox, thence south SO chains; thence
west SO chains; thence north SO chains,
thence east SO chains to point of commencement.
March   lst,  1911.
ARCHIBALD  W.   McVITTIE.
apl   29 Robt. MacDonald, Agent.
NOTICE   TO   CREDITORS
Court  House,  Revelstoke.
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tender
for Court-house, Revelstoke," will be received by the Honourable the Minister
of Public Works, up to noon of Wednesday, the 31st day of May, 1911, for
the erection and completion of a Courthouse  at  Revelstoke.
Drawings, Specifications, Contract and
Forms of Tender may be seen at tbe
offices of the Government Agents Revelstoke, Nelson, Kamloops, New Westminster, Provincial Timber Inspector,
Vancouver, and at tlie Department of
Public Works, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B. C.
Intending tenderers can, by applying
to the undersigned, obtain ono copy
of tlie drawings and one copy of the
specifications for the sum of twenty-
live ($25) dollars.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate
of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the Hon. the
Minister of Public Works, for a sum
equal to live (5) per cent, of his tender, which shall be forfeited if the
party tendering decline to enter into
contract when called upon to do so.
The cheques or certificates of deposit
of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon the execution of
the  contract.
The successful tenderer shall furnish
a bond of a guarantee company satisfactory to the Minister of Public Works,
equal to ten (10) per cent, of the contract amount, for the due fulfilment of
the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed,
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes
furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
J. E. GRIFFITH,
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., lst May, 1911.
may 6
ALBERNI  LAND DISTRICT
District   of   Rupert, Vancouver
TAKE notice that Alexander
of London, Eng., occupation Gen
intends to apply for permission
chase  the following described  1;
Commencing at  a  post  planted
shore of Quatsino Sound about 90 i
distant and  in  a south-westerly
tion from  the S.  W.  corner of L|
Township   27,   Rupert   District,
north 40 chains;  thence east SO cl
thence   south   40   chains;   thence T
the  shore   to   the  point   of  comrj
ment,   and   containing  350  acres,
OT*     1 P^-JS
Dated 2nd May,  1911.
ALEXANDER  KNIGHT.
Per George G. Shone, A\
may 6
ALBERNI LAND DISTRICT,
District   of   Rupert,   Vancouver
TAKE  notice  that  Gwendolen
Colthurst,   of  Vancouver,   B.C.,
tion Spinster, intends to apply fd
mission  to  purchase  the  followi!|
scribed   lands:—Commencing  at
planted on the shore of Quatsino I
at  the south-east    corner    of    I|
Township   27,   Rupert   District,
west 30 chains; thence north 10 <l
thence west 10 chains;  thence sol
chains;  tiience along shore to pel
commencement, and containing 6(|
more or less.
Dated 2nd May. 1911.
Gwendolen Buller Colthurstl
Per George G.  Shone, Af
may 6
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICI
District of Coast
TAKE notice that Sydney Clark!
Victoria, B.C., occupation Clerk, f
to apply for permission to purchi|
following described lands:—Comn
at a post planted on the left
the Blackwater river and at
miles east and 40 chains north I
south-east corner of Indian Reser|
4, Euchiniko; thence north 80
thence west SO chains; thence s(|
bank of river; thence east me
river to point of commencemenl
taining 640 acres, more or less.f
Dated  17th  March,  1911.
SYDNEY CLARKSON.
Henry A. Porter,
may 6
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICI
District  of Coast.
TAKE   notice    that   George    Al
Williams  of   Victoria,   B.C.,   occf
Waiter, intends to apply for perif
to   purchase    the    following   def
lands:—Commencing  at  a post
on   the   left   bank   of   the   Bla<|
River,   about   four   mlles   east
chains  north  from   the  south-eal
ner of Indian Reserve, No. 4, Eu|
thence north SO  chains;  tbence
chains;  thence south to bank  oi
tbence west meandering river  tl
of commencement, containing 64T
more or less.
Dated 17th March, 1911.
GEORGE ANTHONY WILLIE
Henry A.  Porter,
may 0
VICTORIA LAND DISTRI(|
District  of Coast.
TAKE notice that Charles HaJ
Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation  Labo|
tends  to  apply  for  permission
chase  the  following described
Commencing  at  a  post  planted I
left bank of tlie Blackwater Rlvel
four miles east and  40 chains \\
the south-east corner of tlie Indl
serve, No. 4, Euchiniko; tiience tf
chains;  thence   west   SO  chains;"
south about SO chains to liank
east meandering river to point
mencement,  containing 6*10 acre
or less.
Dated   17th   March,  1911.
CHARLES  HANSON,
Henry A. Porter,
may 6
VICTORIA LAND DISTRT(|
District of Coast.
TAKE notice that John Charlei
of Vietoria, B.C., occupation L
intends to apply for permission
chase the following described
Commencing at a post planted al:
miles east and 40 chains north
south-cast corner of Indian Rese
4, Euchiniko, on the shore of Ei
Lake; thence north SO chains;]
east SO chains; thence south
shore; thence west meanderin
shore to point of commencemei
taining 040 acres, more or les|
Dated  17th  March,  1911.
JOHN CHARLES RANNS.I
Henry A.  Porter,
may 6
VICTORIA LAND DISTR:
District  of Coast
TAKE notice tliat John Woo.
toria, B.C.. occupation Mechanl
to npply for permission to pur
following described lands:—Cm
at a post  planted  nbout one
and 20 chains north of soutli-
ner of Indian Reserve, No. 4, 1*
and  on  the shore  of Buohinll
thence north   80  ehains;   thence
chains; thence   south    to   Lakel
thenee west meandering Lake
pnlnt of enmmeneement,  contal
acres,  more or  less.
Dated   17th   Mareh,  1911.
JOHN WOOD.
Henry A.  Porter,
may 6
NOTICE  is  hereby given  tha|
and  pursuant  to  the  Revised
of  Canada,   1906,   Chapter  115,
Ick  William   Pretty  will   apply
Governor-General   in   Council
proval   of   the   plan   and   site
erection  of  a  Wooden  Wharf
of his  Lot,   12S6,   in   the  city ]
toria.
A plan of the said proposel
and a description by metes and
of the proposed site of same ht)
deposited with the Minister oi
Works at Ottawa, and duplicatcf
of have been deposited in the
the Registrar of Deeds for tl
City of Victoria, the same b(f
Land Registry Office at Vlctorl*|
said.
Dated   at   Victoria,   B. C,   tl
day of April,  1911.
A.   S.   INNES,
Solicitor for Frederick Wllliam|
Applicant,
apl 29 THE WEEK, SATUEDAY, MAY 20, 1911
TRU5T5]
R
BANK CLEARINGS
(Week ending May 17.)
 $1,353,574
Corresponding Week, 1910  1,983,662
I Corresponding Week, 1911  2,704,240
BUILDING PERMITS
n—
Ijas. Harvey—Empress Ave.—Dwelling   $ 1,800
J Dan. Caruthers—Wilson St.—Store        400
12—
[Dee Dan—Cormorant St.—Store      7,000
IC. Cummings—Shebourne St.—Dwelling       460
|E. Mathews—Shebourne St.—Addition        100
13—
[Geo. Calder—Garbally Rd.—Dwelling      1,950
|J. W. Moore—Johnson St.—Store   10,000
15-
IW. Van Muster—Bowlsby St.—Dwelling   I>9SO
jW. Van Muster—Cecilia St.—Dwelling   1,950
|W. J. Hanna—Pandora St.—Store  1,500
16-
|A.  Hinder—Moss  St.—Dwelling     1,830
17-
|B. C. Telephone Co.—(Cor. Johnson and Blanchard)—
Exchange     65,000
STORAGE DEPOT FOR B. C. ELECTRIC
ITo provide storage yards for cars and general equipment
|i the Saanich extension is built the British Columbia Electric
vay company has just purchased six and a quarter acres of
on the Burnside road, running through to Harriet street.
Iland was formerly held by Messrs. Gilliland, Johns and others
(changed hands for $26,500.
•Tracks will be built in to this property from the line of the
lich extension. Cars will be stored there, and a building, or
lings, erected for general utility purposes. The company has
liased the land with a view to the general development of the
re, consequent upon the construction of the Saanich suburban
Work preliminary to actual construction of the extension is
• carried on rapidly, tAvo camps being in operation, one a feAV
out of the city and the other ten miles out.    From these 150
I are engaged clearing the right-of-Avay over the first tAvelve
and the force employed Avill be increased to 200 within the
few Aveeks.   In less than eighteen months from date it is
l.ted that the electric railway through the Saanich peninsula
1 Victoria to Deep Cove will be in operation.
NEW APARTMENT HOUSE
Vnother apartment house is to be built.   On Monday Mrs.
I Anderson sold a site on Government street, at the corner of
ft street to a Seattle syndicate for $90,000.   The site includes
lots, ancl plans have been prepared by Max Umbrick,  a
|le architect, on behalf of the purchasers for a modern apart-
house Avith a frontage of 197 feet 6 inches on Government
It and 142 feet on Elliott street.   The plans call for a building
Iree storeys, with a heavy foundation and Avails suitable to
of the addition of three more storeys if required,   The pur-
Ims state that ground will be broken for the foundation before
MS-
STRIKES IN HILLS AROUND HAZELTON
■Dn Four Mile hill new strikes have been reported on thc
[s owned by Thomas Stephenson and D. L. Purvis.    Four
have been uncovered from eight inches to two feet wide.
hies displayed in town are fine, clean galena ore.
I\t the American Boy group of claims at Nine Mile drifting
1 the bottom of the shaft down 37 feet is in progress, two feet
Je well over the hundred dollar mark being exposed in the
The drift is in 17 feet.   The other shaft on the property is
li 17 feet with 16 inches of solid galena ore.
Uthough the season is two weeks later than last year the
is leaving the lower hills, and in two or three weeks more
l.ecting ancl assessment work on the lower altitudes will be in
liAving. Many prospectors have already arrived in camp from
Ide points, and the number is being increased by daily arrivals
lare walking from Prince Rupert to be on the ground early.
On B. C. Electric Railway
SAANICH CAR LINE
A Victoria syndicate has purchased
a big tract of land on the above line.
We have just two shares left. If you
Avant to get in on the ground floor you
Avill have to act, quick. It takes just
$f>00 cash to handle one share. Call or
phone G. M. Lindsay, 1208 Government street.   Phone 1283.
BARGAINS
Large lot on St. Charles St.
Price, only  $1,500
A snap in Oak Bay, the double
corner of Oliver and McNeil
Ave., 25 per cent, below market value, at    ."...$1,500
A block of nearly three acres
in Shoal Bay for $10,000
A small waterfront lot at Esquimalt, high, dry and no
rock, close to car, a real snap
for    $850
Fegan & Co.
'Phone 1500 P. 0. Box 848
Mahon Bldg.,  Government St.
VICTORIA, B. C.
SEATTLE
Chas. Pemy, mm.
THE BEST OF EVERYTHING
INTHEfflARTOFTMlT
135BoohsWithBAth-50SamheRooms
Office Roll-Top
& Flat-Top Desks
Our stock offers you a
more varied selection and
range of prices than has ever
been shown in Victoria before.
Baxter & Johnson
Co., Ltd.
Complete Office Outfitters
121 Yates St.        Phone 730
Crown Grant
and License Timber
Northern B. C. Wild Lands
In acreage or in Large Tracts.
For  particulars  apply  to
ERNEST BRAMMER
Tel.  2095
Office:   103   Pemberton   Block
3-SPEeiHLS-3
Langford Station—43V2 acres, all under cultivation, 600 apple
trees and 8,000 strawberry plants, 9-room modern house,
good barn, etc.   Splendid place for a subdivision.
Price $13,000
Apartment House Site—6 lots, close to Parliament Buildings
ancl C.P.R. clocks.   Price $11,000
Amphion Street—Corner lot.   Price  '.. .$675
GILLESPIE & HART
Phone 2040
Fire, Accident, Automobile and Employers' Liability
Insurance.
HIS LANGLEY STREET      ....      VICTORIA, B.C.
IMPROVED  SUBURBAN ACREAGE
PROSPECT  ORCHARD, THOMAS' CROSSING,  OVERLOOKING BAZAN BAY, SAANICH
10 ACRES, ahout 2-3 orchard, six year trees, Italian prunes, King apples, Bartlett pears and plums. Balance meadow now being
ploughed  $6,000
26 ACRES, 2 houses and extensive outbuildings; about seven acres orchard and small fruits, 3 acres bush; balance in hay and meadow.
Fine soil, good location and view $12,500
8.25 ACRES all cleared, fall wheat now up $3,300
8.24 ACRES all cleared, fall wheat now up; on two roads, house and
usual outbuildings ....' $4,500
FIFTY ACRES, being W'A Section 15, Range 2; cottage 4 rooms, outbuildings, strawberry vines, orchard, 40 trees, 5 years old; well.
Price, per acre  $200
THIRTY ACRES WATERFRONT, S/_ Section 13, Range 6—Timbered, red soil, nice short, no rock.   Price per acre $300
Telephone Q^    &    BOGGS ""US?-
620 FORT STREET, VICTORIA, B. C.
Why Pay Rent?
When for a comparatively SMALL CASH PAYMENT and
EASY MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS you can buy a nice SIX-
ROOMED BUNGALOW, all modern on a full-sized lot worth
alone easily $3,000, for $4,000. Terms, $1,000 Cash; balance $30
PER MONTH including interest.
This property is situated   on   McClure  St.,  near  Vancouver
St., good locality and close in.
Bagshawe <__ Co.
REAL ESTATE AND GENERAL BROKERS
Telephone 3271
Rooms 10 and 11 Green Block 1216 Broad Street. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 20,  1911
NEW LINE FROM THREE FORKS TO LUCKY JIM
The official announcement that the C. P. R. will this summer
build a line from Three Forks to the Lucky Jim mine was made
at the Strathcona Hotel, Nelson, last week by William Whyte of
Winnipeg, vice-president of the railway. Mr. Whyte further
stated that tenders for the work had been called for and that he
expected the contract would be let very shortly.
Mr. Whyte was accompanied on this tour, which is an annual
one of inspection, by F. F. Busteed of Vancouver, general superintendent of western lines; J. G. Sullivan, assistant chief engineer,
and H. Rindel of Vancouver, divisional engineer. With the vice-
president as guests were Chief Justice Mathers of Manitoba, C. W.
Malstron of Moose Jaw and William Harvey of Winnipeg.
The party made the trip down the Arrow lakes as far as
Nakusp on board the new steamer Bonnington, Capt. J. C. Gore,
superintendent of the British Columbia inland lake ancl river service, conducting the party over the latest unit of his fleet. , "She
is a beautiful boat," observed Mr. Whyte, "and when the furnishings and upper works are completed will undoubtedly be one of
the finest inland steamers in Canada in addition to being the
largest and most modernly furnished and equipped7 steamers in
British Columbia inland waters."
With regard to the Kootenay Central railway Mr. Whyte said
that the contract let this spring would, he expected, be completed
this year and that the date of the completion of the line through
to Golden would be dependent largely upon the rapidity with which
the surrounding country became settled. He thought it might
possibly be completed during the next two years. "In any event
such track as we have already built and are building this year,"
remarked Mr. Whyte, "will prove of inestimable benefit to the
settlers already in the country, to the owners and operators of
timber limits and to the owners of land, who will be enabled to
offer transportation facilities to new settlers."
Mr. Whyte denied that the company had at present any idea
of building a line west from the Kootenay Central and also
refused to make anv statement other than negative concerning the
long-talked-of extension to the Trout Lake line to Arrowhead,
though the latter line is, of course, projected.
"When does the C. P. R. propose to place its Kootenay lands
upon the market?" Mr. Whyte was asked.
"I must refer you to Mr. J. S. Dennis, C. P. R. land commissioner," he replied.
"Conditions throughout the west and in British Columbia particularly are in a most flourishing state," said the vice-president,
"and indicate a great improvement over those at this time last
year. There seems to be a wave of prosperity sweeping from the
prairies westward to the Pacific ocean. Business at the coast is
remarkably good, while I am given to understand that Kootenay
is also sharing an era of rapid settlement and development."
HIGHER PRICES FOR FRUIT EXPECTED
The principal business at a recent meeting of the directors of
the Kootenay Fruit-growers' union at Nelson, whicli lasted for
over four hours, was the consideration of the report of the secretary regarding his recent visit to the prairies, and as to his inquiries
into the market conditions there.
Mr. -Beeston stated that the large increase in the population
of Calgary and Edmonton alone would be sufficient to supply a
market for the present product of the ranchers of the Kootenays
without the slightest difficulty, while the prosperity of the prairies
was such that the people in Alberta and Saskatchewan particularly
were now demanding a fancy class of fruit ancl were perfectly
willing to pay for it at fancy prices. For this reason he was able
to hold out to the growers hopes of receiving higher prices than
previously for this season's crop. "The Kootenays," he said,
"could produce just the varieties of the highest class of fruit that
was in demand east of the Rockies, while both wholesalers and
retailers seemed to realize the remarkable reputation that has been
attained by fruit from this district. Tlie consumers, the retailers,
and the wholesalers," said Mr. Beeston, "all seemed to be particularly favourably inclined toward Kootenay strawberries and to
■wish to obtain a larger supply than had hitherto been available.
The directors practically concluded arrangements for marketing this season's crop and discussed the question of a warehouse
in Nelson. In all probability, an announcement in this connection
will be made within the next few days, the secretary, in the meantime advising shareholders in the union of the steps that have
been taken.
B. C. PLATINUM
The following are a few brief extracts from a lengthy ancl
interesting paper contributed by Chas. Camsell to the Journal of
the Canadian Mining Institute on the history and origin of the
metal in this district.
"The history of platinum mining in the Tulameen dates from
the Granite creek excitement of 1885, and as platinum is essentially
a product of the placers, is intimately bound up with that of gold
placer mining here.
In the early days on Granite creek, when platinum was pur-
chaseable at the rate of about 50 cents an ounce, it was regarded
by the miners as a detriment rather than otherwise, and usually
was not even saved in the "clean-up."   When a little later, how-
FRUIT FARMS
Gordon Head
5% acres, tiled, drained,
well fenced; 5-room house,
barns, chicken house, 700
fruit trees, y_ acre strawberries and small fruits.
South Saanich
52 acres, 20 under high state
of cultivation; 9 room
house (strictly modern),
1,700 fruit trees, 2,300
strawberry plants; horses,
barns and outbuildings.
These    are   two    beautiful
properties.
For further particulars
Apply
ARTHUR GULES
Fire, Marine, Accident and
Employers Liability
Insurance
Real   Estate  and  Financial
Agents
1205 Broad Street
Next to Colonist Office
P.O. Box 167
Tel. 65
W. D'O. Rochfort
ARCHITECT
Suite 407 Pemberton Block
Plans and Specifications
on Application
Business  Phone  1804
Residence Phone F 1693
"Dunford"
Bungalows
Our Bungalows are Homes
not Houses
WE DESIGN
AS WELL AS BUILD
We build on your own terms
2,000
7,500
35,000
Amalgamated Development
12c per Share
R. U. Maclachlan
BOARD OF TRADE
BUILDING
Phone 2106
Mortgages For Sale
We have on hand a number of first
class first mortgages on choice Residential Properties in the cities of
Victoria and Vancouver in sums ranging from 1,000 to 4,000, at rates varying from 7 to 8 per cent, interest, payable quarterly, that we can let
investors have.
Pemberton & Son
Pemberton Block
Victoria, B.C.
We desire to announce that we have opened offices in Rooms
304 and 305 Bailey Building, Handling, Seattle, Wash., handling!
Stocks, Bonds, Grain and Cotton, strictly on a Commission basis]
in the various markets of the world. Mr. Carl L. Miller, who haa
long been connected with important brokerage firms in the west|
will be in charge.
We  are  members  of the  Chicago   Board  of Trade.   Ouij
Eastern correspondents are S. B. Chapin & Co., and Logan
Bryan, of Chicago and New York, members of all Exchanges!
Private leased wire connections enable quick dispatch in handling
all business intrusted to us for execution.
Having carried on a successful brokerage business in Victoria
B.C., for the past 10 years, we refer you to any bank, firm oi)
individual of that city as to our standing and integrity.
Respectfully,
F. W. STEVENSON & CO.
Frank W. Stevenson
Walter H. Murphey
Seattle, March 6, 1911.
P. O. Box 618
Phone 24J
Alvo von Alvensleben, Ltd|
636 View Street
REAL ESTATE     TIMBER       INSURANCl
Members \ ;.<"ria and Vancouver
Stotiv Exchanges
Stocks and Bonds Bough, and Sold on Commission.
HEAD OFFICE:   VANCOUVER, B.C.
Branch Offices:   North Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.
Foreign Offices:
London, Berlin, Paris, St. Petersburg and Vienna.
CADBORO BAY
Property in this District is turning over rapidly.
Come in and let us show you over our list.
We can sell you waterfront lots or acreage improved or unimproved.
R. V. Winch & Co., Ltd.
Financial, Insurance and Estate Agents.
TEMPLE BUILDING FORT STREET THE AVEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1911
ever, the price had advanced to about $3.00 an ounce, the metal
■/hen recovered was saved and this has been the practice since.
Not all of the creeks tributary to the Tulameen river contained
Iplatinum in association with the gold.   In general it may be said
■that the placers on creeks on the southern side of the Tulameen
|river from Granite creek up to Champion creek, including the
Tulameen itself, carried platinum as well as gold;  while on the
lorthern side of the river only Bear and Eagle creeks were productive, although not to a very large extent.
The best placers were undoubtedly those of the Tulameen
Hver itself between the mouths of Slate and Champion creeks,
lere the coarsest nuggets were found, and the proportion of gold
to platinum was about one to one. Slate creek was next in importance, and then Cedar creek, Granite creek and its western tributaries, Bear and Eagle creeks. Boulder creek, flowing into Otter
lake north of the Tulameen river, though much worked for gold,
contained no platinum. On the Tulameen river itself no platinum
Ivas found above the mouth of Champion creek, and below Slate
treek the grains became finer and the quantity gradually decreased.
PLATINUM IS SOARING; NOW $43 AN OUNCE
The prices of platinum are soaring. Recently, hard platinum
leached the record price per ounce of $43, whilst the soft metal
|ouched $41.
Six years ago the pure metal was selling at $18.50 per ounce.
Through the year 1906 the price of hard went up to $40.   The
|iarket now declined until in August, 1908, prices had fallen to $20.
Soon after this the rise commenced and has continued until the
Iresent.   Within the last six months the advance has been most
|ronounced, amounting to practically $10.
One incidental cause  of  enhanced  prices,   says  the Canadian
lining Journal, is the growing use of platinum in manufacturing
|wellery.   Another is the demand for the metal in making tips for
lie sparkling plugs of automobiles.   But probably the main factor
the closer control of the principal Russian sources of supply.
BRITISH RAIL MAKERS ARE GETTING LEFT
A writer in London Times says:—"Fifteen years ago British
lanufacturers exported more steel rails than all their foreign rivals
Igether. Now we are exporting less than the Germans, who out-
Istanced us by more than 20,000 tons last year." It is stated that
■crease in Belgian rail exports in 1910 was 54,000 tons over 1909,
[at of United States, 54,000 tons, and Germany 150,000 tons,
■hile British exports declined 94,000 tons. Since 1897 American
Iports have been more than doubled, French and German exports
lore than quadrupled, while British exports have actually declined.
|iis is considered all the more deplorable as Great Britain has
nre capital invested in foreign ancl colonial undertakings than
|.v of her rivals.
THE BANK ACT MAY BE AMENDED SOON
In the house on May 11 Mr. Houghton Lennox asked the
Ivernment when the new bank act would be introduced.   He
lesumed it could not   be   introduced   before   adjournment but
pressed hope that it would be introduced and considered when
house meets in July.   Hon. Mr. Fielding said he doubted much
the proposed act would be introduced during the present session
parliament but he was willing to keep an open mind on the
Itter.   He gave notice, however, that he would before adjourn-
Int introduce a bill having  for   its   object   extension of bank
liters for one year.   He believed that parliament would have its
lids full when it resumes in July ancl tbat it would not be found
ledient to proceed with another large ineasure.
WILL POST GROWERS ON STATE OF PRICES
The provincial government is taking steps for a most compressive system of market reporting for the benefit of the fruit in-
litry this season.   The past season L. A. Metcalfe, the market
Inmissioner, was alone in the field, and his reports to Victoria
re distributed throughout the fruit districts by mail.   This sea-
[, the government has promised to have agencies in the principal
ltributing markets of the prairies ancl from the telegraphic reports
It to Victoria bulletins will be wired out to the affiliated associa-
lis.   This will cut at least five days from the time required to get
|rket information to originating points and will, in fact, keep the
Delations posted within 24 hours of the actual market.   In addi-
L one agent will be maintained in the competitive valleys south
lhe line to advise on market conditions there, for with reciprocity
ining up, it is important to become acquainted with American
[ditions, methods and organizations.
.BERT A WINTER WHEAT PROMISES HEAVY CROP
A. D. Fidler, inspector of the local improvement districts, has
returned from a trip through Southern Alberta, and brings
Iwing accounts of conditions of the fall wheat which has come
pugh the winter in excellent shape and promises a heavy crop.
Business Property
BUSINESS PROPERTY
Douglas Street—Fine Corner,  130 feet frontage,
south of the Fountain.   Price is $31,000
Douglas   Street—Fine   Corner,   100  feet  square,
renting at $70 per month.   Good location for
business.   $12,000 cash, balance in one and two
years.   Price, only  $40,000
Douglas   Street—South   of   Bay   Street,   54x135,
vacant.   Price  $20,000
Government Street—120 feet frontage, vacant.
Price $36,000
Yates Street—Corner Blanchard, 60x70.
Price $SS.ooo
James Bay Waterfrontage—120 feet.
Price is $24,000
Blanchard Street—Corner, 60x80, renting at $36
per month.   Price $12,000
Blanchard Street—Corner, just south of Fort St.,
50x100.   Rent, $60 per month.   Price..$16,500
Corner Burdette and Penwell—Half minute from
Empress Hotel and Post Office, 72x104.
Price $12,000
SEMI-BUSINESS PROPERTY
Cook Street—Fine Corner, 120x240, on top of the
hill.   Fine apartment house site.   Price $14,000
Cook Street—Corner on top of the hill, 180 feet
frontage by 120 feet deep.   Price is $7,750
Douglas Street Corner—On car line, 62x120.
Price per front foot $65 0
Douglas Street—Two Lots, 60x126 each. Special
price for a few days, together or separately.
Each   $3,150
Douglas Street—Corner, 111x115. Price >s- • -$6,300
Victoria West—Fine Corner at junction of three
streets, 120x120, with six-room house.
■Price $6,000
Waterfrontage, Victoria West—400 feet, the Reserve.  .Price $20,000
Pandora Avenue—60x120, near Blanchard Street."
Price $20,000
Johnson Street—Between Douglas and Blanchard
St., 60x120.   Price  $30,000
Johnson Street—Near Blanchard Street, and
opposite the site of the proposed new Telephone Block.   Price $16,000
MARRIOTT & FELLOWS
619 Trounce Ave.
Telephone 645
Thomas Hooper
Architect
Royal Bank Chambers,
Victoria, B. C.
522 Winch Building,
Vancouver, B. C.
OMINECA LAND  DISTRICT
District of Cassiar
TAKE notice that I, R. Greenwood,
of Victoria, B.C., Capitalist, Intend to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following de-!
scribed lands:—Commencing at a postj
planted on the right bank of the Skeena
River about ten miles up stream from
the Indian Village of Kispiox, thence
south 80 chains; thence west SO chains;
thence north 80 chains; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement.
March  2nd,  1911.
RICARDO  GREENWOOD,
apl   29 Robt. MacDonald, Agent.
OMINECA LAND DISTRICT
District of Cassiar
TAKE notice that I, A. W. McVittie,
of Victoria, B.C., surveyor, intend to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted on the left bank of the Skeena
River about nine miles up stream from
the Indian Village of Kispiox, thence
south 80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence north 80 chains; tnence east 80
chains to point of commencement.
March 2nd, 1911.
ARCHIBALD W. McVITTIE.
apl   29 Robt. MacDonald, Agent.
A. Williams & Co.
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HARDY BAY TOWNSITE, containing 410 unsold lots, together
with 500 acres adjoining same; lots in the townsite have sold
from $100, $150 and $200 per lot. Hardy Bay and Quatsino
Sound are certain to become great industrial and shipping centres in the near future. For quick sale, price $70,000; terms,
$15,000; balance three years; interest 5 per cent.
YATES STREET—Between Vancouver and Cook street—6-room
Bungalow; pantry, bath, scullery; excellent basement; electric
light, gas, lawn. Price $20,000; terms one-third cash, balance
1 and 2 years; interest 7 per cent.
R—Cottage, 4 lots, 60x120 each; city water, electric light, telephone
can be had.   Bargain.   Only  $2,600
LOTS—240x61 each, cleared; best of soil, fine location. $550 each;
very easy terms.
WHARF STREET—Valuable business block, near the G. T. P.
wharf  $17,000
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THE AVEEK, SATUKDAY, MAY 20,  1911
MANY ADDITIONAL CARS ORDERED
Early this winter the Canadian Pacific, the Grand Trunk and
the Canadian Northern placed their orders for freight cars to be delivered this summer in time to help haul the harvest to Fort William. Since then additional orders have been sent in for a total of
over ten thousand cars. Preparations are also being made for increasing the tonnage of the vessels plying on the lakes, most of
them in the grain trade, and of the fleets of Atlantic steamers. As a
rule the railways are not far wrong and it will be very surprising if
their preparations for a bumper harvest are not justified.
OPERATIONS OF GRANBY COMPANY
The following notes on British Columbia mining are from the
current issue of the Canadian Mining Journal:
Phoenix—Although the strike in the Crow's Nest Pass coal
mines, if prolonged, may cause a cessation of operations with the
Granby company, such an occurrence is not looked for, according
to F. M. Sylvester, assistant to General Manager Jay P. Graves.
The Granby company has sufficient coke on hand to keep the
entire battery of furnaces at the smelter in operation for about six
weeks or by running five furnaces operations could be continued
to the middle of June. The coke consumed represents about half
the smelting costs of Granby ore, so that the freight charges on
coke from more distant collieries prohibit the consideration of
such a move at the present price of copper. Asked concerning the
Hidden Creek mine, Mr. Sylvester stated the development work
continues with gratifying results and it is altogether probable that
the Granby will exercise its option which expires in the course of
a few months. The Granby is also looking for the development
of a valuable producer in the claims recently bonded on Copper
mountain, at Chesaw, which are now being explored with a
diamond drill. The ore is largely copper and iron and the property
will be convenient to the company's smelter. At the Cliff mine,
Rossland, the Granby has a force of 15 men at work and it is
expected regular shipments will be commenced during the summer.
Nelson—It is reported that J. T. Hillis and Dr. A. R. Baker
have purchased a controlling interest in the famous Nugget mine
in Sheep creek and that the new management will install a cyanide
plant and stamp mill.
MONTH OF APRIL BROKE ALL RECORDS
It is stated by C. P. R. officials that the month of April just
past has broken all records for immigration by over 3,000 people.
At the same time the rush through Montreal with the opening of
navigation has started in at such a rate as bids fair to make May
even exceed the figures of April.
During the month just ended the C. P. R. carried from St.
John to Montreal and thence westAvard no feAver than 28,321 immigrants, not counting small children, or over a thousand a day,
exclusive of Sundays. This is an increase of over 10,000 on the
figures for March, when 18,000 were brought through. During
the 60 days of March and April this year the Canadian Pacific
carried 50,000 immigrants through to the new lands of the west,
far in advance of any previous immigration statistics.
That this inrush of settlers is not falling off is shown by the
fact that on May 2nd alone 1,500 people passed through the Windsor station from the Virginian and Sardinian, tlie great majority of
whom were bound for the Avest.
MINE DEAL COMPLETED
By a payment slightly in excess of $10,000, being the final
payment on the old Duncan United Mines bond, the Kootenay
Mines, Limited, have become the absolute owners of the famous
Granite Poorman property, near Nelson. This bond Avas given
some years ago by the Duncan United Mines, Limited, to Thomas
Gough, who associated with himself J. P. Swedberg and E. E.
Guille, ancl through a very successful period of operation of the
property was gradually reduced. Then on January 1 last, the
Kootenay Gold Mines, Ltd., took over the holdings of Messrs.
Gough, Swedberg and Guille, for a cash payment and stock, the
balance still due Avas assumed by the new company. The making
of the final payment terminates a most interesting period in the
history of this famous producing gold property which is now without incumbrance and which, with the new capital available under
the new order, is to be subjected to yet more extensive development.
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Millions of agricultural acres waiting
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643 FOBT ST.,     -    •      VICTOBIA, B.C.
COAL   PROSPECTING   LICENCE
Submarine Area
NOTICE is hereby given that it is my
intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria for a licence to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded and described
as follows;—Commencing at a post
planted at the extreme end of Peile
Point, north end of Prevost Island,
Cowichan District, thence cast one mile,
thence south one mile, thenee west one
mile, thence north one mile to point of
commencement.
May 9th, 1911.
SPENCER PERCIVAL.
may 13 june 10
Bevan, Gore & Eliot
LIMITED
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Stock Exchanges
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VICTORIA, B.C.
44Mount Edwards"
Coutts-way and Vancouver Street
MODERN AND LUXURIOUS APARTMENT HOUSE
In favorite residential district within one minute of Fort Street
car and eight minutes' walk of Post Office and Theatre.
Heated throughout with Hot Water; Electric Light, Hot and Cold
Water and all Up-to-date Conveniences
OPENS MARCH 1ST
Suites may now be rented at moderate rates.
Domestic help for all tenants can be obtained on the premises on
economic terms.
For full particulars apply
THE   MANAGER,
COAL   PROSPECTING   LICENCE
Submarine Area
NOTICE is thereby given that it is
my intention to apply to the Hon. Minister of Lands at Victoria for a licence
to prospect for coal and petroleum on
and under the area bounded and described as follows:—-Commencing at a
post planted at the extreme end of Peile
Point, north end of Prevost Island,
Cowichan District, thence east one mile,
thence north one mile, tiience west one
mile, thence south one mile to point
of commencement.
May 9th, 1911.
SPENCER PERCIVAL.
may 13 june 10
CAMOSUN REALTY CO.
Phone i139
Room 1, Royal Hotel Building,
Fort St.
City and Suburban Real Estate,
Acreage at Sooke and Saanich,
at reasonable prices.
COAL  PROSPECTING  LICENCE
Submarine Area
NOTICE is hereby given that it is my
intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria for a licence to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded and described
as follows;—Commencing at a post
planted on the south-west side of
Diver's Bay, Prevost Island, Cowichan
District, near where the line between
section 16 and 18 intersects the shore,
thence east one mile, thence north one
mile, thence west one mile, thence south
one  mile to point of  commencement.
May 9th, 1911.
SPENCER PERCIVAL.
may 13 june 10
COAL  PROSPECTING  LICENCE
Submarine Area
NOTICE is hereby given that it is my
intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria for a licence to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded and described
as follows:—Commencing at a post
planted near where the section line between sections 12 and 13 intersects the
shore, on Prevost Island, Cowichan District, thence north one mile, thence west
one mile, thence south one mile, thence
east one mile to point of commencement.
May Oth, 1911.
SPENCER PERCIVAL.
may 13 June 10
COAL PROSPECTING LICENCE
Submarine Area
NOTICE is hereby given that it is my
intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria, for a licence to
.rospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded a.n:l described
as follows:—Commencing at a post
planted on the west side of Prevost
Island, Cowichan District, at or near
where the section line, between sections
19 and 20 intersects the shore, thence
west one mile, thence north one mile,
thence east one mile, thence south one
mile  to point of commencement.
May 9th, 1911.
SPENCER PERCIVAL.
may 13 June 10
COAL PROSPECTING LICENCE
Submarine Area
NOTICE Is hereby given that it is my
intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria for a licence to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded and described
as follows:—Commencing at a nost
planted on the west side of Prevost
Island,' Cowichan District, at or near
where the section line between sections
19 and 20 intersects the shore, thence
east one mile, thence north one mile,
thence west one mile, thence south one
mile to point of commencement.
May 9th, 1911.
SPENCER PERCIVAL.
may 13 june 10
COAL   PROSPECTING  LICENCE
Submarine Area
NOTICE is hereby given that it is my
intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria, for a licence to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded and described
as follows:—Commencing at a post
planted on the small island on the
south side of the entrance to Billy
Bay, on the west side of Prevost Island,
Cowichan District, th«nce south one
mile; thence west one mile; thence
north one mile; thence east one mile
to point of commencement.
May 9th, 1911.
SPENCER PERCIVAL.
may 13 june 10
COAL PROSPECTING LICENCE
Submarine Area
NOTICE is hereby given that it is my
Intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria for a licence to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded and described
as follows:—Commencing at a post
planted at high water mark on the west
side of Prevost Island, Cowichan District, at or near where the section line
between sections 19 and 20 Intersects
the shore; thence south one mile, thence,
east one mile, thence north one mile,
thence west one mile to point of commencement.
May 9th, 1911.
SPENCER PERCIVAL.
may 13 june 10
P. KROEGER
ABTISTIC   UPHOLSTERY
"Windowphanie"
Makes Stained Glass out of Plain
Glass
Has removed to
721  COUBTNEY  ST.
Opposite  Alexandra  Club
Telephone 1148
Boy's Art Glass Works and Stor-J
848 Yates St., Victoria, B. C,   r
Albert F. Roy
Over twenty years' experience lij
Art Glass.
LEADED   LIGHTS
Sole manufacturer of Steel!
Cored Lead for Churches, Schools*
Public Buildings and prlvatq
Dwellings. Plain and Fancy Glas.|
sold.
Sashes Glazed by Contract.
Estimates   free.
_?H0N2   E94
COAL   PROSPECTING   LICENCfl
Submarine Area
NOTICE is hereby given that it is
intention to apply to the Hon. Mini
of  Lands  at  Victoria for  a  licencj
prospect for coal and petroleum onl
under  the  area bounded  and  desci|
as   follows:—Commencing   at   a
planted   at   the   extreme   end   of
Point,   at   the   north   end   of   Pre]
Island, Cowichan District, thence
one mile, thence west one mile, tl|
south  one  mile,  thence  east  one .
to point of commencement. |
May 9th, 1911.
SPENCER PERCIVA
may 13 ju|
NOTICE
COAL   PROSPECTING   LICENCE
Submarine Area
NOTICE is hereby given that it is my
Intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria for a licence to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded and described
as follows:—Commencing at a post
planted on the small island at the mouth
of Billy Bay on the west side of Prevost Island. Cowichan district, thence
north one mile, thence west one mile,
thence south one mile, thence east one
mile to point of commencement.
May 9th, 1911.
SPENCER PERCIVAL.
may 13 June 10
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast,  Range  III
TAKE notice that Sarah Beatrice
Sheppard of Alctoria, B.C., occupation
Widow, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
on the shore of Dean Channel, about
sixty (60) chains more or less In a
westerly direction from the Northwest
corner of Lot 12, thence north twenty
(20) chains; thence west twenty (20)
chains, thence south twenty (20) chains
more or less to the shore of Dean Channel, thence easterly following the said
shore line to the point of commencement, and containing forty (40) acres,
more or less.
Dated 14th March, 1911.
SARAH BEATRICE SHEPPARD.
Lewis Hind, Agent,
may 13 July 8
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given I
under the authority contained in sel
131 of the "Land Act," a regulation!
approved by the Lieutenant-Govenul
Council fixing the minimum sale p|
of first- and second-class lands at|
and $5 per acre respectively.
This regulation further provldedl
the prices fixed therein should appl
all lands with respect to which thf
plications to purchase were giver!
vourable consideration after the da|
said regulation, namely April 3rd,
Further notice is  now given thd
virtue of a regulation approved bl
Lieutenant-Governor  in  Council orf
10th of May,  1911,  that the regull
dated the  3rd April,  1911,  be belli
to appl" to applications to purchas!
cant Crown lands which were reel
by    the    Assistant    Commisslonersf
Lands on or before the said April
1911, and with respect to which th|
quired  deposit  of  fifty  cents  per
had   been   received   by   said   Con|
sioners on or before tlie said Aprl
1911.
ROBT. A. RENAVICK,
Deputy Minister of L|
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., 16th of May, 1911,1
may 20 _ THE AVEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1911
11
The Hindu Petition
|d   The   Honourable,   The   Speaker,
and   Members  of  the  House  of
Commons, Ottawa:
|he  humble  Petition  of  the  undersigned  British  subjects  sheweth:
Ji. THAT WHEREAS it is computed
I authentic records there are at pres-
lt some six thousand Hindus resident
Canada,  mostly  in  the   Province
British    Columbia,    all    working
|:adily for various industries, chief-
in   connection   with   the   lumber
lide and the clearance of wild land,
liployed   upon   a   distinct   class   of
|igh   and   arduous    labour   in    the
ise of which it cannot  be  suc-
[isfully maintained to be in compe-
loti with white labour.    By a corn-
lent authority it is estimated that
Ise Hindus have invested about $5,-
l,ooo  (five million  dollars)   in  Calla.
That they are as a class, sober,
lustrious, reliable, law- abiding
Iple, living continually in accord-
[e with the rules of decency and
ler, so far as the position forced
fn them by the action of their fel-
British subjects due to misun-
Istanding and prejudice would
Imit, .which prejudice is now, your
Itioners    assert,    happily    passing
|*y.
That they are not naturally of
lleanly habits (as frequently as-
led to their detriment) and that
}t has given rise to that idea is
ply the character of the surround-
in which circumstances have
[.pellcd them to settle down.
That although they are frugal
thrifty, saving, according to thc
Idard of living prescribed by the
It religious teachings of their
they are nevertheless, not pcmi-
bttt on the contrary, very char-
, and whilst spending a due
lortion of their earnings in
llesome foodstuffs from thc white-
|'s stores in Canada, they devote
considerable sums to the al-
Ition   of  the  starvation   and  dis
tress in India from which they themselves have fortunately escaped, as
evidenced by the remittances they
continually make to their native Indian villages for the relief of their
families and friends whom they
would gladly rescue were it not that
their honest endeavour has been unfortunately frustrated by what seems
to them a strange anomaly of the legend of British fredom and justice
which they have been taught to regard as the birthright of every loyal
son of that Great Empire, citizens
of which they are and in whose service many of them have fought,
wearing the King's uniform, bearing
the King's medals and placed side by
side with England's best and bravest, under the grand old flag whicii
stands for mutual loyalty, freedom
and justice throughout the far-flung
regions of its wide domain, within
which (as taught also in their own
native creed) the rights of man are
equal, sacred and secure.
They are a simple people, little different from children, launched into
a centre of busy foreign activity,
with all its varied and strange allurements and temptations, the question therefore which thus forcibly
suggests itself is this, viz.: Is it just,
is it right, is it creditable, nay is it
even polite that we, as subjects of
one and the same realm, should condemn any of our fellow-subjects to
degrading conditions such as your
petitioners state these men have patiently endured for the past four
years, and which from present appear ances will, unless relieved
against, still continue?
What your Petitioners respectfully
ask is surely within the bounds of
reason and moderation, and it is
this:
1. That the home life, dear to the
heart of every created being, should
be made possible to them by the removal of the legal but altogether unjustifiable exclusion of their wives
and families. Your petitioners respectfully suggest (without prejudice
to their undoubted rights as British
Subjects)  that as regards the Hindu
question generally, at least the same
consideration and privileges be accorded to them as are already granted to tiie Japanese, namely:—That
entrance be permitted to a number,
not exceeding 300 men annually, by
this regulation relatives would be enabled to join them by slow degrees,
but the extent to which this facility
would be availed of would be regulated by the demand which automatically adjusts the distribution of
labour.
3. That as in the case of other
Orientals, the merchants, professional men, and students of the Hindu
race, may be given free access to
the country. It may be stated here
that not a single Hindu merchant or
student has been allowed to enter
Canada during the last two years.
4 . That the money required to be
produced by immigrants on landing
may be regulated on a similar scale
($200.00 now being required of Hindus as compared with $50.00 in the
case of the Japanese).
5. That the existing fallacy of the
statute law be abolished, which at
present stipulates that no Hindu
shall be allowed to land in Canada
who has not come direct from India,
it being well known, that there are
at present no direct steamers running from India to this coast, and it
is manifestly impossible to fulfil the
letter of the law. That the steamship companies in India will not sell
tickets for Canada for the said companies would not take the risk to
take them back if refused admission,
on account of this absurd statute,
which was meant for Greeks, Italians and other foreigners, who wanted to cross into Canada from the
United States. It may be stated
here that this very Order-in-council
No. 920 has been suspended in the
case of foreigners and we respectfully submit that it may be rescinded
for our own fellow subjects.
Your petitioners state that on a
recent occasion we had in Victoria
a pitiable spectacle of the impotence
of law and justice, when opposed by
prejudice   and   persecution.     It   was
the case of a number of Hindus destined to Seattle, State of Washington, U. S. A., via Hongkong (that
being the only available steamer
route). They were refused admission into the United States, ostensibly on account of their creed, which
it was contended "sanctioned polygamy." On account of this pretext
they were ordered to be deported.
They were brought to Victoria,
where as British Subjects in a British Port, they desired to have, tlieir
case tested and investigated by the
Courts. They were refused permission to have their case tested and
investigated by the Courts. They
were refused permission to communicate with thc shore, nor were their
Hindu advisers and friends in this
City allowed access to them on
board. When they attempted to assert their rights, they were promptly
placed in confinement by the Japanese officers of the vessel "Awa
Maru." When finally the Courts
were moved on their behalf, not only
was access to the men refused to
one of Victoria's leading K. C.'s
whom they treated with disrespect,
but further, the writ of Habaes Corpus, issued under the signature of
one of His Majesty's Judges, was set
at defiance and the men were carried
off under conditions of technical
"Slavery," and without a hearing. It
was stated as an excuse for this
scandalous and contemptuous treatment of His Majesty's lawful commands that they were still under the
control of the United States, but as
is well known, there is a limit to
even the jurisdiction of a friendly ally, the Kingdom of Japan, and that
of the United States of America, ancl
it certainly has no status in a British
Port.
For many years we have, with
anxious solicitude for the spiritual
welfare of the people of India, sent
missionaries to them preaching the
beautiful Gospel of Christ, the
Gospel of love and equality and
brotherhood of man — what must
they think of our methods of
extending   these   promised   treasures
to them? Or how shall we escape to find excuse when the
Master's voice proclaims "Inasmuch
as ye have done it unto the least of
thescmy brethren, ye have done it
unto me."
It is the hope and belief of all interested in the welfare of these unoffending and harshly treated people,
fellow Subjects, that the great influence of the Senate or the House of
Commons, of this fair Dominion
may, upon the merits of the case, bc
brought to bear upon the legally constituted authorities and may secure
the early and sympathetic adjustment of these disabilities.
Your petitioners humbly pray that
such steps may be taken so as to secure such necessary legislation or
other effective measures as will
promptly obtain the relief herein requested or such redress as the circumstances of the case require and
demand, and Your Petitioners, as in
duty bound, will ever pray, etc., etc.
96A
ECZEMA WAS SPREADING
Till D. D. D. Cured It
This is a translation of a letter written us in French, on April 16, 1910, by
Mr. Dan Babincau, Cap Lumiere, N.B.
"I had been suffering with eczema
for about 6 months, and had consulted
several doctors who did not do me
any good. Thc disease was spreading
and I was most uncomfortable. I
thought I would go crazy. All my
friends were telling me I would lose
my hands unless I found the right
treatment.
One day I read in the Messenger
about your D. D. D. treatment and
asked fnr a sample. It did mc so
much good that I immediately ordered two large bottles. It took eight
bottles altogether to cure me of this
terrible disease. I shall never bc without a bottle of D. D. D. in my home."
The records of ten years of complete cures of thousands of the most
severe cases show that D. D. D.
stands today as the absolutely reliable
eczema cure.
Write today for free trial bottle to
the D. D. D. Laboratories, Dept.
W.V., 49 Colborne St., Toronto. It
will give ynu instant relief.
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Miss Dowling is Giving Free Demonstrations
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She will gladly show you why no other cooking apparatus can compare with an electric stove for cleanliness, simplicity and capability.   We would ask
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Demonstration Rooms: Corner Port and Langley Streets
Phone 1609 12
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1911
1
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast.
TAKE notice that Sarah Amelia Mil-
by, of Victoria, B.C., occupation Married
Woman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the south-east corner of Indian Reserve, No. 4, Euchiniko, on the shore
of Euchiniko Lake, and about a_ miles
easterly from the crossing of the Kluscus Lake Trail, on the Blackwater river;
thence north 80 chains; thence east SO
chains; thence south to shore of Lake;
thence west meandering Lake shore to
point of commencement, containing 560
acres,  more or less.
Dated 17th March, 1911.
SARAH AMELIA MILBY.
Henry A. Porter, Agent,
may 6 July 1
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast.
TAKE notice that Thomas Morris, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Janitor, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
shore of Euchiniko Lake, and about one
mile west from the south-west corner
of Indian Reserve, No. 4, Euchiniko, and
about four miles easterly from the
crossing of the Kluscus Lake Trail on
the Blackwater River; thence north SO
chains; thence east SO chains; thence
south to Lake shore; thence west me*
andering shore of Lake to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres,
more  or  less.
Dated  17th  March,  1911.
THOMAS MORRIS.
Henry A. Porter, Agent,
may 6 julyl
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District  of  Coast.
TAKE notice that Pauline Vasherresse
of Victoria, B.C., ocupation Spinster, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
left bank of tlie Blackwater river about
flve miles westerly from the south-west
corner of Indian Reserve No. 4, Euchiniko and at the crossing of the Kluscus
Lake trail on the Blackwater river;
thence north 80 ehains; thence west 80
chains; thence south to bank of river;
thence east meandering river to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated 17th March, 1911.
PAULINE VASHERRESSE.
Henry A.  Porter, Agent,
may 6 July 1
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District  of Coast.
TAKE notice that Alfred Arthur
Codd of Victoria, B.C., occupation,
Musician, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
on the shore of Euchiniko Lake, and
about one mile west from the southwest corner of Indian Reserve, No. 4,
Euchiniko, and about four miles easterly from the crossing of the Kluscus
Lake trail on the Blackwater River;
thence north SO chains; thence west 80
chains; thence south to shore of Lake;
thence east meandering Lake shore to
point of commencement, containing 640
acres, more or less.
Dated 17th March,  1911.
ALFRED ARTHUR CODD.
Henry A. Porter, Agent,
may 6 July 1
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of  Coast.
TAKE notice that George Switzer, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Labourer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
shore of Euchiniko Lake, and about
three miles west from the south-west
corner of Indian Reserve, No. 4, Euchiniko, and about two miles easterly from
the crossing of the Kluscus Lake trail
on the Blackwater River; thence north
SO chains; thence east SO chains; thence
south to Lake shore; thence west meandering shore of Lake to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated 17th March, 1911.
GEORGE SWITZER.
Henry A.  Porter, Agent,
may 6 July 1
LAND   REGISTRY  ACT
.In  the matter of an Application  for a
Duplicate   Certificate   of   Title   to
Lot   24,   Block   F,   Fairfield   Farm
Estate  (Map 340)  Victoria City.
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 said land, issued
to  Seraph    Blackwell    and    Laura  A.
Blackwell on the 7th day of September,
1910, and  numbered  23923C.
Land   Registry   Offlce,  Victoria,   B.C.,
the  25th day of April, 1911.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
apl 29 Registrar-General of Titles.
OMINECA LAND DISTRICT
District of Cassiar
TAKE notice that I, R. Greenwood,
of Victoria, B.C., capitalist, intend to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands for a license to prospect for
coal and petroleum on the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted on the left bank of the Skeena
River about eight miles up stream from
the Indian Village of Kispiox, thence
north SO chains, thence west SO chains;
thence south SO chains, thence east SO
chains to point of commencement.
March lst, 1911.
RICARDO GREENWOOD,
apl   29 Robt. MacDonald, Agent.
OMINECA LAND DISTRICT
District of Cassiar
TAKE NOTICE tliat I, R. Greenwood,
of Victoria, B.C., capitalist, intend to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted on the right bank of the Skeena
River about eight miles up stream from
the Indian Village of Kispiox, thenee
snuth SO ehains; tiience east SO chains;
thenee north 80 chains; thence west
80  ihalns   to  point  of  commencement.
March 1st, mil.
RICARDO GREENWOOD,
apl   29 Robt. .MacDonald. Agent.
OMINECA LAND DISTRICT
District of Cassiar
TAKE notice that I, A. W. McVittie,
of Victoria. B.C., surveyor, intend to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted on the right bank of the Skeena
River about ten miles up stream from
the Indian Village of Kispiox, thence
north SO chains; thenee west SO chains;
thence south SO chains; thence east SO
chains to point of commencement.
March  2nd. 1911.
ARCHIBALD W. McVITTIE.
apl   29 Robt. MacDonald, Agent.
OMINECA LAND DISTRICT
District of Cassiar
TAKE notice that I, A. W. McVittie,
of Victoria. B.C.. surveyor, intend to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands for a license to prospect foi conl
and petroleum on the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted on the right bank of the Skeena
River about ten miles up stream from
the Indian Village of Kisptox, thenoe
south SO cliains; thence east SO ohalntu
thence north SO chains; thenee west SO
chnins to the point of eommeneement.
March 2nd,  1911.  . .-.-..,„,,,
ARCHIBALD W.  MeVII Til*..
apl   ->9 Robt. MacDonald, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast.
TAKE notice that Emma Marshall, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Spinster, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
left bank of the Blackwater River
about seven miles westerly from the
south-west corner of Indian Reserve,
No. 4, Euchiniko, and about two miles
west from the crossing of the Kluscus
Lake trail, on the Blackwater River;
thence north SO chains; thence east 80
chains; thence south to bank of river;
thence west meandering river to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or  less.
Dated  18th March,  1911.
EMMA  MARSHALL.
Henry A.  Porter, Agent,
may 6 July 1
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District  of  Coast.
TAKE notice that Esther Louise
Downs, of Victoria, B.C., occupation
Spinster, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
on the left bank of the Blackwater
River, about seven miles westerly from
the south-west corner of Indian Reserve No. 4, Euchiniko, and about two
mileswesterly from the crossing of the
Kluscus Lake, trail on the Blackwater
river; thence north 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains; thence south to bank of
river; thence east meandering river to
point of commencement, containing 640
acres, more or less.
Dated  18th  March,   1911.
ESTHER LOUISE DOWNS.
Henry A.  Porter, Agent,
may 6 July 1
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District  of  Coast.
TAKE notice that John Schoeder, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Carpenter, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands.—
Commencing at a post planted on the
left bank of the Black water river,
about nine miles westerly from the
south-west corner of Indian Reserve No.
4, Euchiniko, and about four miles
westerly from the crossing of the Kluscus Lake trail on the Blackwater river;
thence north SO chains; thence east 80
chains; thence south to bank of river;
thence west meandering river to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated ISth March, 1911.
JOHN  SCHOEDER.
Henry A.  Porter, Agent,
may 6 July 1
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast.
TAKE notice that James Darcy of
Victoria, B C, occupation Labourer, intends to apply for permission to purchase tbe following described lands:—
Commencing at a post' planted on the
left bank of the Blackwater River,
about nine miles westerly from the
south-west corner of Indian Reserve No.
4, Euchiniko, and about four miles
westerly from the crossing of the
Kluscus Lake trail on the Blackwater
river; thence north SO chains; thence
west SO chains; thence south to bank
or river; thence east meandering river
to point of commencement containing
04(1 acres, more or less.
Dated   ISth  March.   1911.
JAMES DARCY.
Henry A.  Porter, Agent,
may 0 July 1
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District  of  Coast.
TAKE notice that James Gibson Hay
of Vietoria, B.C., occupation Blacksmith,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
left hank of the Blackwater river, about
eleven miles westerly from the southwest corner of the Indian Reserve No.
•I. Euehlniko, and about six miles westerly from tbe crossing of the Kluscus
Lake trail on the Blackwater River;
thenee north SO ehains; thence east 80
ehains; thence soutli to bank of river;
thenee west meandering river tn point
of commeneement, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated   ISth  March.   1911.
JAMES  GIBSON  HAY.
Henry A.  Porter,  Agent,
may 0 July 1
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Annie Johnston, of
Vancouver, B. C, occupation Married
Woman. Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a posl planted about t_ miles north-westerly from
tho head waters of Millbrook Cove;
thence north eighty chains; thence west
eighty ehains or to shore line; thence
southerly along shore line about eighty
chains; thence east sixty chains more or
less to point of commencement, and
containing -ISO acres more or less.
Dated January 28th. 1911.
ANNIE JOHNSTON,
mar 25 Frederick A. Smith, Agent.
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Norman J. Paxton
of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Logger,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about IVi
miles north from the head waters of
Millbrook Cove , thence north eighty
chains; thence west eighty chains;
thence south eighty chains; thence
east eighty chains to point of commencement and containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated January 26th, 1911.
NORMAN J.  PAXTON.
mar 25 Frederick A. Smith, Agent.
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Thomas Clyde
Paxton, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation
Logger, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about \_ miles north from
head waters of Millbrook Cove; thence
north eighty chains; thence east eighty
chains; thence south eighty chains;
thence west eighty chains to point of
commencement, and containing 640 acres
more or less.
Dated January 26th, 1911.
THOMAS C. PAXTON.
mar 25 Frederick A. Smith, Agent.
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Eunice Bowen, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation, Accountant, intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands:
—Commencing at a post planted 3%
miles north and one mile east from
the head waters of Millbrook Cove;
thence east eighty chains; thence north
eighty chains; thence west eighty
chains; thence south eighty chains to
point of commencement, and containing
640 acres more or less.
Dated January 30th,  1911.
EUNICE BOWEN.
mar 25 Frederick A. Smith, Agent.
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Carl Jansen, of
Vancouver, B.C ..occupation Baker, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
one mile westerly from the head waters
of Millbrook Cove; thence west eighty
chains or to shore line; thence southerly about eighty chains along shore
line; thence easterly about sixty chains
along shore line; thence north about
eighty chains, more or less, to point
of commencement, and containing 480
acres  more  or less.
Dated January 28th, 1911.
CARL JANSEN.
mar 25 Frederic* A. Smith, Agent.
TRUST COMPANIES
Every Company receiving deposits of
money or carrying on business in tlie
Provinoe of British Columbia as a Trust
Company, as defined In the "Trust Companies Regulation Act, 1911," is requested to furnish particulars as to the corporate name of the company, and the
name and address of its mnnngliiM di
rector to the Inspector of Trust Com
panics, Victoria. In order lo receive i
supply of forms to be used in inukliu
the return as provided 111 section *l of
said Act.
W. TJ. RUNNALLS.
Inspector of Trust Companies,
apl 15 in'ty '.'.
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Donald McGregor,
of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Grocer,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 2-14
miles northerly from the head waters
of Millbrook Cove; thence north eighty
chains; thence west about flve chains
to shore line; thence south-westerly
along shore line about eighty chains;
thence south about twenty chains;
thence east eighty chains to point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more  or  less.
Dated January 26th, 1911.
donald McGregor.
mar 25 Frederick A. Smith, Agent.
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Lydia Speddlng, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Married
Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
20 chains north from the head waters
of Millbrook Cove, thence east eighty
chains; thence north eighty chains:
thence west eighty chains; tnence south
eighty chains to point of commencement, and containing MO acres, more
or less.
Dated January 25th, 1911.
LYDIA SPEDDING.
mar 25 Frederick A. Smith, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range I
TAKE notice that I, Harold W. Wood,
of Vancouver, occupation Merchant, intends   to  apply for  permission  to  purchase  the  following  described  lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 40
chains  west of  S.  W.  corner of T.  L.
30927, thence SO chains south; thence SO
cbalns east or to timber licence; thence
80   chains  north;  thenee  west  to  commencement and    containing    600 acres,
more or less.
Dated April 10, 1911.
HAROLD AV. WOOD.
Morton S. Jones, Agent,
may 13 july S
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Arthur Fellows of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Ship-owner,
intends to apply for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on the following described lands:—Commencing at
a post planted about one-half mile
south of the East branch of Coal Creek
and about four miles south of Long
Lake (Tai-a-Reazi) Creek, a tributary
of the Salmon River, thence south
eighty chains; thence west eighty
chains; thence north eighty chains;
thence east eighty chains and containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated February 13th,  1911.
ARTHUR FELLOWS,
apl 15 Frank Hallett, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range I
TAKE notice that I, James  McKechnie,   of  Vancouver,   occupation   Author,
intends to apply for permission to purchase  the  following described  lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about 60
chains west of the N. W.  corner of T.
L. 30927 on old survey line; thence south
SO chains;  thenee east 60 chains or to
timber licences, thence north SO chains,
tiience west to the commencement, containing 400 acres more or less.
Dated April 14, 1911.
JAMES McKECHNIE.
Morton S. Jones, Agent,
may 13 july 8
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Albert Edward
Christie, of Vietoria, B.C., occupation
Banker, intenas to apply for a license
to prospect for coal and petroleum on
the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about one-
half mile south of the East branch of
Coal Creek and about four miles south
of Long Lake (Tai-a-ReazD Creek, a
tributary of the Salmon River; thence
East eighty chains; thence south eighty
chains; thence west eighty chains;
thence north eighty chains and containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated February 13 th, 1911.
ALBERT  EDWARD CHRISTIE,
apl 15 Frank Hallett, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that John Lynn Davidson, of Vietoria, occupation Broker, intends to apply for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted about half a mile
south-west of the south branch of Coal
Creek and about six miies south of
Long Lake (Tai-a-Reazi Creek, a tributary of the Salmon River; thence north
eighty chains; thence west eighty
chains; thence south eighty chains;
tnence east eighty chains and containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated February 13th, 1911.
L. DAVIDSON,
apl 15 Frank Hallett, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
Distriot of Rupert, Range 1.
TAKE  NOTICE  that  Erick  Ulin,
Victoria, B.C.,  manager of Taylor Mi
intends to apply for permission to pu
chase  the  following described  lands:-
Commencing  at  a  post  planted  nort
east corner of Section 13, Township
Range   1,   Rupert   District;   thenee
chains   west;   thence   80   chains   nort
thence 80 chains east; thence 80 chai
south  to   the  point  of  commencemei
and containing 640 acres, more or les
Dated  March  14th,  1911.
ERICK ULIN.
apl 8 John Dalby, Agei
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Rupert,  Range 1.
TAKE NOTICE that George Willifl
Hall, of Victoria, B.C., physician,
tends to apply for permission to pd
chase the following described land's J
Commencing at a post planted souj
east corner of Section 24, Township
Range 1, Rupert District; thence ,
chains west; thence 80 chains norl
thence 80 chains east; thence SO chai
south to the point of commencemfL
and containing 640 acres, more or lei
Dated March  14th,  1911.
GEORGE WILLIAM HALL,
apl 8 John Dalby, A
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Rupert,  Range  1.
TAKE  NOTICE  that  John  Dean,
Victoria, B.C., farmer, intends to a
for permission  to purchase the fol
ing described lands:—Commencing
post planted  south-east  corner of
tion  25,  Township  21,  Range  1, Rup
District; thence SO chains north;  "
80 chains west; thence 80 chains 	
thence 80 chains east to the pointl
commencement, and containing 640 acil
more or less.
Dated March 14th, 1911.
JOHN DEAN.
aplS D.  Wilkinson,  AgJ
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that I, Ernest A. Paige,
of New Westminster, occupation Editor,
intends to apply for permission to purchase  the  following  described  lands:—
Commencing   at   a  post   planted   about
one mile north  ancl one-half mile east
of L. 295 being blazed to shed on river;
thence north SO chains;  tbence east SO
ehains;  thence south  SO chains; thence
west  SO  cliains  to commencement,  containing 640 acres more or less,
Dated April 13, 1911.
ERNEST A. PAIGE.
Morton S. Jones, Agent,
may 13 july S
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range'3
TAKE notice that Charley Arthur
Rae, of Victoria, occupation Agent, intends to apply for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted about one mile southwest of the South Fori*; of Coal Creek
and about flve miles south of Long
Lake (Tai-a-Reazl) Creek, a tributary of
the Salmon River, thence north eighty
chains, thence west eighty chains;
thence south eighty chains; thence east
eighty chains and containing 640 acres
more or less.
Dated February 14th, 1911.
CHARLEY ARTHUR RAE.
apl 15 Frank Hallett, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that I, John S. Shepherd, of North Vancouver, occupation
Book-keeper, Intends tn apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about one mile north and one-
half mile east of L. 295, being blazed
to river at shed; thenee east SO chains;
thence south SO chains; thence west SO
ehains; thenee north SO ehains to commencement and containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated  April 13. 1911.
JOHN S. SHEPHERD.
Morton S. Jones, Agent,
may 13 july S
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Malcolm Bruce
Jackson, of Victoria, occupation Barrister, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
on the south bank of the Salmon River,
about two miles west of tbe Salmon
House; thence south eighty chains;
tiience west eighty ehains; tbence north
eighty ehains, more or less, to the south
bank nf the Salmon River; thenee following the south bank of the Salmon
River In an easterly direction to point
of commencement and containing 640
aeres more or less.
Dated February 15th, 1911.
MALCOLM BRUCE JACKSON.
Frank Hallett, Agent,
may G july 1
mm
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice  that  I. Maud E.  Shepherd   ,of   North   Vancouver,   occupation
Married  Woman,   intends  to  apply  for'
permission   to   purchase   the  following
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about one mile S. E. of 109 on
bank of river;  thence north  SO chains;
tbence   west   SO   chains:   tbence   south
40 chains or to shore: thence meander-
Ing shore to commencement, containing*
100 acres, more or less.
Dated April 13, 1911.
MAUD E.   SHEPHERD.
Morton S. Jones, Agent,
may 13 July S
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast. Range II
Take notice that I. Minnie Wood,  of
Nortli   Vancouver,   occupation   Married
Woman,   Intends  to  apply   for  permission  to    purchase    the    following  de-
scribed   lands:—Commencing  at  a  post;
nlnnted  about one mile north and  one-
half mlle east of L.   295.  being blazed
to shed on river, tbence north SO chains;
thenee west  40  chains  or  to  the river,
then   south  along  river  to   point  west
of Post: thence east to commencement,
containing 300 acres, more or less.
Dated  Anril  13.  1911.
MINNIE WOOD.
Morton S. Jones, Agent,
may 13 july S
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
Notice is hereby given that the reserve established over certain lands in
the Cariboo and Lillooet Districts, notice of which bearing date June 30th,
190S, was published In the British Columbia Gazette on July 2nd, 1908, is
cancelled in so far as the same relates
to the following surveyed lands In
Township 4S and 50, Lillooet District,
namely, Fractional Sections 2, 3, Section 4, Fractional Soction 5, Fractional
E. _< of Section 6, Fractional Section 7,
Sections 8, 9, 10, Fractional Sections
11,  12,  13;   Sections  14,  15,  16,  17,  18,
19, 20, 21, 22, 23, Fractional W. _ of
Section 24, Fractional W. _ of Section
26, Fractional Section 26, Sections 27,
28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, Fractional Section 35 and Fractional West y_ of Section 36, all in Township 4S; Fractional
Sections 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11. 12, Sections 13,
14, Fractional Sections 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,
20, 21, Sections 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2S,
29 and Fractional Sections 30, 31, 32, 33,
34, 35 and 36, all in Township 50, to
permit of the said lands being located
by pre-emption  entry  only.
ROBT. A.  RENWICK,
Deputy  Minister  of   Lands..
Lands   Department,   Victoria,    B.   C,
April  7th,  1911.
apl 15 july 15
OMINECA LAND DISTRICT
District of Cassiar ,
TAKE  notice  that  I,  R.   GreenwA
of  Victoria,  B.C.,  capitalist,   intendl
apply   to   the   Chief   Commissionerf
Lands for a license to prospect for
and   petroleum   on   the   following
scribed   iands:—Commencing  at  a -*.
planted on the right bank of the SkeL
River   about   eleven   miles   up   strl
from   the   Indian   Village   of   Kisp
thence   south   SO   chains,   thence
80   chains;     thence    north    80  ch.,-
thence east SO chains to point of cl
mencement.
March 2nd, 1911.
RICARDO GREENWOOD,
apl   29 Robt. MacDonald, Ag
OMINECA LAND DISTRICT
District of Cassiar
TAKE  notice  that  I,   R.   Greenwl
of  Victoria,  B.C.,   Capitalist,   inteniL
apply   to   the   Chief   Commissioneil
Lands   for   a   license   to   prospect f
coal   and   petroleum   on   the   folloi!
described     lands:—Commencing    am
post planted  on the right bank ofl
Skeena   River   about   twelve   miles)
stream from the Indian Village of
pi ix,   thence   south   SO   chains;   thi
west SO chains; thence north SO chi
thence east  SO  chains  to point of
mencement.
March 2nd, 1911.
RICARDO  GREENWOOD. I
apl   29 Robt. MacDonald, Al
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICTl
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE  notice  that  Elizabeth  BiJ
of  Vancouver,   B.C.,   occupation   Hi
keeper, intends to apply for permil
to    purchase   the   following    descl
lands:*—Commencing at  a  post  plif
about   2%    mlles   north-easterly
the   head   waters   of   Millbrook
thence east eighty chains; thence
eighty    chains;     thence    west    e
chains;   thence  south  eighty  chalrL
point of commencement and  cental
640 acres,  more or  less.
Dated January  27th,  1911.
ELIZABETH  BISHOFF.
mar 25 Frederick A. Smith, Age]
PUBLIC  SERVICE ACT
The qualifying examinational
Third-class Clerks, Junior Clerical
Stenographers will be held at thi
lowing places, commencing on M|
the 3rd July next:—Armstrong,
wack, Cumberland, Golden, Grand \
Kamloops, Kaslo, Kelowna, Lady!
Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westm|
North Vancouver, Peachland,
stoke. Rossland, Salmon Arm, Sui
land,  Vancouver, Vernon,  and Vll
Candidates  must be  British  sui
between  the  age  of  21  and   30,
Third-class Clerks;   and between
21,   if   for   Junior   Clerks   or   S|
raphers.
Applications  will  not be  accepl
received Inter than the 15th Junef
Further information, together!
application forms, may be ob
from  the   undersigned.
P. WALKER,
Registrar, Public SI
Victoria, B.C., 27th April, 1911.|
apl 29
CANCELLATION OF RESER|
Notice is hereby given that
serve existing by reason of the
published in the British Co|
Gazette of the 27th December,
over lands situated on one
Islands in the Pearce Group of I
Rupert District, formerly covei)
Timber Licence No. 27806, is oa:
and that the said lands will bi
to location by pre-emption onlyj
midnight on July 13th,  1911.
ROBT. A.  RENWI
Deputy   Minister  of  L;
Lands   Department,   Victoria,
April 10th, 1911.
apl 15 THE AVEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 20,  1911
13
Sheffield Choir
rhe following excellent   criticism
the Sheffield   Choir is from the
imns   of   the   Vancouver   News-
ertiser of the  16th inst.     It is
oduced because   the   programme
the same in Victoria, and as a
lestion to the  local papers  how
leal with a musical event of such
Drtance.]
is a tremendous compliment to
choir when  even the most con-
mate solos in the course of the
;ramme  are  plainly   regarded  as
side-dishes  at  the   banquet,  and
audience continue at full stretch
nthusiasm  for the  more  elabor-
concerted pieces,
ist night's concert shows conclu-
y how a master at the baton can
his own, must hold his own in-
bly, against the greatest triumphs
mor, baritone or soprano soli.
iss Jennie Taggart (soprano) and
Henry Turnpenny  (tenor)  were
rb, and it would be pleasant, and
' just,   to   linger   also   over   the
of Miss Gertrude Lonsdale and
Robert Charlesworth.
t  the  glory  and  magic  of  last
were,   first,   last   and   all   the
the singing of the great chorus
o voices from Sheffield and Hud-
eld, and the conducting of Dr.
y Coward.
er  a  sympathetic   rendering  of
llee's "0 Canada,"  the business
e   evening   began   with   Bach's
rus  motet,  "Sing  Ye  to  thc
which   is   a   kind   of   sonata
ig with three progressive move-
taking in all 20 minutes.    It
haps the greatest piece of vocal
in the world.   "Certainly Bach's
rpiece,"  says Dr.  Coward him-
First  movement,   The  Joy  of
.   Second movement, The Mys-
of   Self-Abasement   (slow   and
n,  and but  for  the  marvellous
less   and   self-suppression and
nity of the interpretation almost
assical for our audience of 7,-
isy folk in the crowded Horse
Building).    Third   movement,
cstasy and passion of commun-
th all things bright and beau-
ransfigured by the tempestuous
of God Himself.
: the complex iteration  of the
with eight (or-was it sixteen?)
nt battalions   crossing and re-
lg in baffling diversity and con-
ite subordination  to one glor-
nd  progressive  idea,  held  the
ce stirred, satisfied, spell-bound
close.    Two  hundred  voices
uisitely balanced quality mov-
one.    How the Yorkshire so-
colors the air;   how magically
hetic are the middle registers
and   alto:   how   perfectly   the
olds    all    together    with  the
nding beauty which is as vast
thunder   of  artillery  and   as
the serried  arrays  of cumu-
id on a  summer's day in the
after storm.
this Bach can never be ac-
too intellectual to be popu-
le Sheffield Choir brought him
5 us, with all the mystery of
derness and mastery of sim-
uan emotion.
an's "0 Gladsome Night"
:ie same religious note, hut
ized, and lending itself to thc
wonderful power of graduated
from stormy triumph to whis-
uanissimo, sighing itself away
tisfied silence.
encore was a surprise.    "Byn-
~_ with a V." "Y with an N."
as beauty and foolery, all the
of which  part-singing is ca-
nupled with  the  most  exqui-
•monies.    The audience inter-1
with   irrepressible   laughter,
was   itself   musical,   because
ity fun of the "Byngo-Styngo-
refrain attuned us all  to the
itisic of sheer amazement.
came a very different experi-
Elgar's last new masterpiece,
ong of Mine,"  which  seemed
g  us   close   to   the   heart   of J
ttive poet.   As if each several j
was himself or herself a ere-!
ie singing showed us  the as-,
s,   the   tears,   the   joy,    the
the  sensitive  agonies   of one j
s listened to the music of thel
spheres and has dared to embody
his vision in a song master-piece,
launched breathlessly, lovingly, upon
the unknown seas of publicity.
Mr. Robert Charlesworth's two
songs—one from "Ivanhoe" and the
other infinitely pathetic—exhibited the
sympathetic qualities of a true Yorkshire baritone.
Mr. Henry Turnpenny's tenor
songs, "Lend Me Your Aid" and
"Trumpeter, Sound," were rapturously
received. Not one tenor in a hundred
could command so vast an audience
with Gounod's exacting and lovely Recitative and Air.
Part II included three very fine
madrigals. The singing of "Fire, Fire
My Heart" (Morley) and Sir George
Macfarren's "You Stole My Love"
were delightful expositions of the perfection to which Dr. Coward's untiring exertions have brought the English madrigal. There was depth in
it as well as verve. The elocution
(every word audible to the very back
of the gallery) and the sweet whispered clarity of the attack and of the
long-sustained notes of the back-'
ground were a revelation of what thc
handling of a great chorus means.
In "The Bells of St. Michael's Tower"
this power of sustained whispered
notes was still more remarkably in
evidence. The volleys of the bells
away mimig-n..rshioe|-'.. shr shr sh
were wonderful enough, but the
dying-away mimicry of bell music in
the final passage, where the clear
bell-notes and the harmonies, overtones and undertones, ring out
through the closed lips and faint away
in silver vibrations whicii ar* half
sound, half silence, were a most
amazing tour de force. Nothing could
satisfy the audience except the repetition of the whole.
Of the solo singers, Miss Jennie
Taggart's compass was the most remarkable. In Miss Taggart we have
a soprano of the first rank. In the
highest register the power and ease
with which she moved, the flexibility
and sweetness of the trills and thc
winsome staccato of the scherzando
passages moved the immense audience
CORSETS
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to lull figures with unusual
comfort.
to real enthusiasm.
Eaton Failing's pictorial "Moonlight" and Elgar's mystic "Dance"
brought the concert to a conclusion.
A  CORRECTION
Duncan, B. C„ May 16th, 1911.
To the Editor Week:
Dear Sir:—T have this day read in
your very valuable paper of the 13th
inst. a letter dated the 6th inst. and
signed by one "Anti-Stiggins" which
to a certain extent refers to my modest self.
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You and your guests will doubtless like something to drink to
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While thanking him for his eulogy
and extremely liberal enconiums on
myself, I may say I thoroughly
agree with the spirit and intention of
his letter in calling down Mr. A. J.
Brace ..nd his kind for his apparently absolutely unfounded attack on
the Victoria City Police force, a body
of men which for efficiency and
courtesy it would be hard to find a
match for in any other city in the
world.
But, and is is a very big "But," unfortunately for "Anti-Stiggins," I did
not address that famous letter to the
Colonist as against Mr. A. J. Brace,
but against a man named Bale, who
also was very reckless in his assertions.
I had the misfortune, on one occasion only, to be present during one
of Mr. Brace's orations on the South
African War. He took for his subject the battle of Paardeburg. You
have undoubtedly heard Bill Adam's
story of the battle of Waterloo.    It
was very like that and the Empire
and Lord Roberts and Staff and in
fact the whole of the British forces
engaged in South Africa at the time,
ought to be very thankful indeed that
Mr. Brace was there.
1 wish "Anti-Stiggins" had not
used his "nom-de-plume." I would
like to meet him.
Thanking you for allowing me to
correct the aforementioned slight
error.
Yours truly,
JOHN   HIRSCH.
OMINECA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Olive Attchlnson,
of A'ancouver, B.C., occupation Sales
Clerk, Intenis to apply for permission
to purchase the following describe,*
lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about 2 miles north of Alcatcho Indian
Reserve, on Bella Coola trail, and marked C. A's S. E. Cor.; thence north 80
chains; west 80 chains; south 80 chains;
east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or
less.
Dated Jan.  4th,  1911.
OLIA'E AITCHINSON.
Norman McMillan, Agent.
mar IS
"\
INVESTIGATE!
The property of the Steamboat Wonder Gold Mines. Ltd., lies a few hundred feet north of the famous Greenwalt
and Stevens property, and comprises three claims situated in the Yale Mining District of British Columbia. About 35
miles east of the town of Hope, on Steamboat Mountain.
The first issue of 200,000 shares of treasury stock are now offered for sale through the Pacific Securities Company,
for the purpose of carrying- on extensive development work.
According to the annual report of the Minister of Mines of the Province of British Columbia for the year ending
December 31st, 1909, the value of the mineral output for British Columbia was $24443,$25, ancl of this amount $7,728,256
was produced by the Yale Mining District, in which this property is located. It is the belief of many prominent engineers
that the Steamboat Mountain District in a short length of time will produce more gold than any other district in British
Columbia.
The officers and directors of this company are experienced mining and business men, who have the greatest confidence in this property, and expect to push the development work as rapidly as the weather will permit.
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COMPANY
228 PEMBERTON BUILDING
PLEASE SFXD INFORMATION TO
Name
Address 14
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 20,  1911
Mr. W. H. Garner from Ladysmith
was in the city during the week.
* *   *
Mr. C. M. Rolston, from Duncan,
has been registered at the Balmoral.
* *   *
Mr.   Ralph  Jeffrey,   from   Crofton,
B. C, spent a few days in town this
week.
* *   *
Mrs. E. E. Blackwood and Miss
Veva Blackwood have left on a visit
to Spokane.
* *   *
Miss Lilian Arnould of Sardis,  B.
C. is on a visit to her aunt, Mrs. P.
de Noe Walker, Dallas Road.
* *   *
Dr. and Mrs. Jameson, accompanied by Miss Violet Goodwin have
left town on a visit to northern ports.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Walker from Vancouver were guests at the Empress
Hotel during the week.
* *   *
Mrs. Gordon Hunter from Shawnigan Lake spent a few days in town
this week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bird of this
city have left town on a visit to Toronto.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Fitz Cornwall, who
have been visiting relatives in Victoria, have returned to their home in
Ashcroft, B. C.
* *   *
Miss Lorna Eberts who has been
spending some weeks as the guest of
Mrs. John Hirsch, Duncan, has returned to the city.
* *   *
Mrs. Brett-Plummer was hostess
last Monday evening of a very
charming dance, given at the Prince
Mansions. A large number of young
people were present and a most enjoyable evening was spent.
* *   *
The many friends of Mr. Stanley
McB. Smith, who underwent an operation for appendicitis a few days
ago will be glad to hear he is progressing favorably and hopes to be
about again in a few weeks' time.
The engagement is. announced of
Miss Lorna Eberts, second daughter
of the Honourable D. M. Eberts, the
Speaker of the Provincial Legislature
lo Mr. Guy Rrothwcll of Duncans.
" Mrs. L. H. Brett-Plumer was hos
tess at a very smart dance on Monday
last, given at Mount Edwards, the
handsome new apartment house on
Vancouver street. The fine reception
hall was beautifully decorated with
dogwood and wild broom and pre
sented a very pretty scene. About
one hundred guests were present.
* *   *
Among the visitors of note to Vic
toria at the present time are Alex
ander Johnston and Mrs. Johnston of
Woodford, Essex. Mr. Johnston has
played an important part in the public life of the Old Country having
been for many years a Member of
Parliament, Chairman of County
Council and Chairman of the Board
of Quarter Sessions. He and his
wife have recently spent some weeks
in Southern California and have come
to Victoria to visit relatives. During
their stay here they are guests at
the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
A few of those who attended were
Miss McNaughton-Jones, Miss Holden, Miss Ethel Gibson, Miss Bagshawe, Miss Booth, Miss Gaudin,
Miss Haggerty, Misses Dunsmuir,
Miss Drake, Mrs. C. E. Wilson, Mrs.
Basil Combe, Mrs. Sherwood, Miss
Wake, Miss Gillespie, Miss Kirk,
Miss Clarke, Miss Mollison, Misses
McKay, Miss E. H. Jones, Miss Go-
ward, Miss Turner, Miss Hardy, Miss
Saunders, Miss Davie and the
Messrs. Page, Capt. Oxlade, Gillespie, Bagshawe, Wilmot, W. Newcombe, L. Bell, D. Martin, H. Rochfort, R. Day, H. Taylor, E. Browne,
Wm. Barton, Walter Barton, E.
Bolton and a great many others.
* *   *
The Victoria Nurses' Club held
their annual ball last Tuesday evening in the ballroom of the new Alexandra Club, which was beautifully
decorated for the occasion by Mrs.
Tilton. The table decorations were
also very artistic, being carried out
in pink carnations, apple blossoms,
and ferns, set off by the palest pink
tulle, this being the work of Mrs. C.
E. Wilson.
Miss Thain's orchestra played a
popular selection of dance music and
at the close of the dance were three
times cheered by the appreciative
dancers.     Thc   reception   committee
consisted of:—Miss Clarke, President; Miss McNaughton-Jones, Miss
Mollison and Miss E. H. Jones.
Those on the refreshment committee
were:—Miss Goward, Miss Turner,
Miss Hardy and Miss Sounders. Mr.
W. Newcombe and Mr. T. Bell kindly undertook the duty of receiving
the tickets at the door while Mr.
Paterson undertook the duty of distributing the supper tickets.
The Native Sons and Pioneers
held a reception and a very enjoyable concert and dance last week in
the Alexandra Club. The beautiful
new ball-room was thrown open for
the occasion.
Some of the guests present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones, Mr. and
Mrs. Parker Hibben, Mrs. McKay
and the Misses McKay, Miss Crease,
Mr. Lindley Crease, Mrs. Rome, Miss
Rome, Mr. F. Rome, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Langley, Mr. Edgar Facett, Dr.
and Mrs. J. P. Helmcken, Mrs. and
Miss Rutter, Mr. MacKenzie, Miss
K. Barnard, Miss E. Robson, Mr.
and Mrs. Lugrin and thc Misses
Lugrin, Mr. and Mrs. Munn, Miss
F. Drake, Miss Hannington, Messrs.
Barton, Mr. W. Chompton, Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. Laundy, Mr. and Mrs.
Blackwood, Miss O'Brian, Mr. Garett,
Mr. P. Landy, Mr. and Mrs. Percy
Brown, Miss E. Brown, Messrs.
Brown, Miss Booth, Mr. and Mrs.
Gus Cowan, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Wilson, Miss Helmcken, Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Wilson, the Misses Devereaux, Mrs. McMicking and the
Misses McMicking, Dr. and Mrs.
McMicking, Mr. and Mrs. Bone, Dr.
and Mrs. Burgesse, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Lnngley, Miss McTavish, Mr. D.
Bullen, Mr. C. E. Redfern and Miss
E. Redfern, Mr. Jack Heyland, Mr.
and Mrs. Keith Wilson, Mr. E. P.
Colley, Mrs. Moresby and Miss
Moresby, Miss Russel, Mrs. Andrews and Miss Andrews, Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Wooton, Mr. C. Wooton,
Mr. J. Pemberton, Mrs. (Justice)
Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Marks,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Haynes, Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Wylde, Judge
Lampman, Mr. and Mrs. Hallward,
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jay, Mr. J. S.
Yates, Mr. Wm. Dalby, Mrs. George
Simpson and others.
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Small   Silver   Plated   Sets,
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CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
MANN AND FRANKS
From the Sublime to thc  Ridiculous
NOTICE Is hereby given that the reserve  existing by  reason  of the notice
published    in    the    British    Columbia
Gazette of the 27th December, 1907, over
lands on Graham Island, formerly covered   by   Timber   Licenses   Nos.   37055,
37056  and  37057, which  expired on  the |
6th   day   of   November,   1909,   and   the!
lands  embraced  within  Timber  License
No.   37059,  which   expired   on  the   25th
day of January,  1909, is cancelled, and I
that the said lands will be open for pre-'
emption   only   under   the   provisions   of
Section 7 of the "Land Act" after midnight on June 16th, 1911.
ROBERT A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C.,
9th March, 1911.
June 10
MONDAY, MAY 22
THE MARVELLOUS  NELLO
,11   amazing  jugglery   and   balancing
1
feats
OLGA
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In a Double Bill
"SISTER BEATRICE"
(By  Maurice   Maeterlinck)
ancl
"THE ENIGMA"
(By  Paul  Hervieu)
Prices—50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00.
COAL   PROSPECTING  LICENCE
Submarine Area
NOTICE ls hereby given that it is my
intention to apply to the Hon. Minister
of Lands at Victoria for a licence to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under the area bounded and described >
as follows:—Commencing at a post
planted at high water mark on the
west side of Prevost Island, Cowichan I
District, at or near where the section
line between sections 19 and 20 intersects the shore, thence west one mile,
thence south one mile, thence east one
mlle, thence north one mile to point
of commencement.
May 9th, 1911. ,
SPENCER PERCIVAL.     I
may 13 June 10
TAKE NOTICE that George H. Crane,
of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Contractor, intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands:
*—Commencing at a post planted about
20 chains west of the north-west corner of the north-west quarter of Section 22, Township 8, Bella Coola Valley;
thence north 20 chains; east 40 chains;
south 20 chains; west 40 chains to
point of commencement, containing 60
acres more or less.
Staked April 3rd, 1911.
GEORGE H. CRANE.
F. A. Johnson, Agent,
may 13 July 8
THE GRANDISCOPE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
First Transcontinental
Tour of
The
Barrier
REX   BEACH'S
MASTERPIECE
A Thrilling Heart-Gripping Story of
the Last Frontier
Direct   from   Its   Long   Run   at the
New Amsterdam Theatre New
York City
Seat Sale opens  Monday, May 22nd.
Prices—25c, 50c, 7'c, $1.00, $1.50.
If so, you realize the e
elating agony of thc little
The tale of woe, or wail o
should persuade you to tr
best of all remedies
BOWES' CORN CUR
The whole outfit will only
you   25c.     The   direction;
very   simple   to   follow,
here only.
Cyrus H. Bow<
Chemist
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Tels. 425 and 450.
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Her Studio
"SEA VIEW"
104 DALLAS ROAE
VICTORIA, B. C.
Harmony and Theory
a Specialty THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1911
15
lingerie hat of the coming
ler promises to be the very ap-
[is of quaintness. The big pic-
fat with floppy brim  is  so far
place to close fitting shapes,
; of them with bonnet strings
lie daintiest little flowers for
lng. One big hat is of white
Iretched over a wire frame and
for its only trimming a big
■>f ribbon. For the flowered
J and silk frcoks of the summer
|)le   trimming  of   this   kind   is
troduced as in old days when similar
combinations were in vogue. A lovely lingerie hat seen was of bonnet
shape with a high crown and a
slightly poke brim, and was made up
of narrow frills of lace with occasional garlands of line flowers in faded colors. Black velvet strings were
provided and the hat might have'
come out of an original bandbox of
stage coach days rather than the reproduction that it went home in.
re effective than repitition
and fussincss. Hats for
nen are taking to them-
fclvet and maline strings
lite in the oldtime way.
re apt to bc becoming to
If advanced years, and their
1 likely to be accepted cor-
fhite hemp braid and black
strong contrast are being
Jther in some of the smart-
Is,   And roses often arc in-
A woman in mourning often
misses it in her accessories. Her
gowns and hats may be quite correct, but she wears jewelry or carries
hags ancl other belongings that are
not suitable. For the deepest black-
it is good form to wear nothing but
black jewelry. This means a new
supply, as none of the old is permissible   save   one's   engagement   ring.
| Some   women    even    dispense   with
i that.
Costume Notes
If $30.00 is about the amount you calculate investing; in your new Suit,
we know of nothing better at the price than our New Tailor-made Serge
Suits.   They are an exact copy of a New York $50.00 model—black or navy.
THE SEASON FOR LIGHT COATS AND THE LIGHT COATS
FOR THE SEASON
Let the season do its own advertising. We're concerned with the Coats.
Coats to fit IN with the season while they fit ON you—full length Coats of
black or navy serge with shawl collar of poplin silk, piped with black and
white striped silk.   Price, $12.50.
Another line at $14.00—Summer weight tweed, perfectly plain tailor-
made, except for the patch pockets which are trimmed with buttons.
MISSES' AND CHILDREN'S MILLINERY
We are showing a very nice range of Children's Hats, made in our own
workrooms; the styles are very smart and pretty. The prices are from $4.00
up. We also have a large variety of Misses' Silk Hats, as well as Straw
Sailors.   A visit to our millinery showroom will repay you.
Finch & Finch
7J7-7J9 Yates Street
Another new touch on muslin
frocks is the lavish use of heavy
lace; and, mark you, lace has rapidly
grown into something heavy ancl
coarse, as well as fabrics. Venetian,
Milanese, and Irish lead thc way,
and even thc French marine, which
is one of the most exquisite laces
for summer, has a bold, heavy design on a coarse, open foundation.
Roses
We have a very
fine stock of all
LEADING VAR-
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results.
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Carey Road, Victoria, Branch at Kelowna, B.C. 16
THE WEEK, SATUKDAY, MAY 20, 1911
SHEFFIELD CHOIR
The Sheffield Choir gave three fine performances in Victoria this week. Never
has so large an aggregation of musical
voices been heard in the city, and never
before lias a conductor of Dr. Coward's
calibre wielded the baton. The result was
to introduce Victorians to a class of chorus
singing which is not excelled in the world,
and whicii is only equalled at the great
Oratorio Festivals in the Old Country.
Except for minor blemishes, due to environment, the work of the Sheffield Choir
was above criticism, ancl those local would-
be critics who thought otherwise only
made themselves ridiculous, and aired
their ignorance by pretending to discover
weaknesses. Indeed it is only fair to register a protest against the daily press for
failing to employ special musical critics
to do some measure of justice to nn event
of such importance. Of the soloists it is
hardly necessary to speak, because although excellent in their way they were
in every sense a minor part of the show.
Their equals can be heard at any time,
but the great diapason of human voices
which filled the Drill Hall will never be
forgotten by the thousands who were present. The first and last word of praise is
due to Dr. Coward for the genius which
assembled and controlled so splendid a
company of singers.
Anything more discreditable than the rate
of progress, the repetition of work, and
the digging up of boulevards on Fort and
Vancouver Streets it is impossible to conceive. V ancouver Street between Pandora and Humboldt lias been out of commission for three months. It blocks ingress ancl egress between the city ancl the
out-lying sections to the East ancl there is
no sign of relief. But apparently it is
nobody's business.
ley's first attempt. She had to meet some
of the best lady players in the world and
was only defeated by the redoubtable
Miss Thompson, There is plenty of time
yet for Miss Pooley to secure championship honours.
THE DALLAS ROAD SEA-WALL
Much valuable time was wasted by appointing a committee to consider certain
matters in dispute between the manager
of the Pacific Coast Construction Company ancl the inspector of the work on the
new sea-wall. Tliere was one man at
any rate who understood the situation and
was not afraid to express an opinion. Mr.
Griffiths, the Government Engineer, declined to be a party to any variation in
the terms of the original contract, and
told the committee that it had no "locus
standi" whatever. It is a pity that there
are not more men of Mr. Griffith's stamp
to insist on the carrying out of city contracts ancl the proper supervision of city
work. In many respects matters are getting Avorse instead of better, notably with
respect to the obvious lack of system whieh
prevails in connection with street making.
JUVENILE VICE
The Presbyterian Synod of Toronto
has made a serious charge against the public schools of Canada in declaring that
"the public school system is used to facilitate the propogation of vice." This may
be true in Toronto, but it is distinctly
not true of many other Canadian cities.
Indeed, the charge is so sevious that it
should never have been made unless accompanied by reliable evidence in substantiation. The Week has not been alone in
criticizing the conduct of our public
schools, but this criticism has been directed mainly at the unpractical character of
the curriculum, ancl the lack of discipline.
It would be a revelation to most people
to learn that there was any justification
for the charge of the Presbyterian Synod—outside Toronto. This is not the
first time that the "unco gnid" who reside in that whited sepulchre have issued
their fulminations against the "mote" in
their brother's eye, and if things are really as bad as they suggest their obvious
duty is to act on the time-honoured advice "to begin at home." Canadian children may neither be the best-mannered
nor the best taught, but that they are vicious as a class, in the sense in whicii the
Presbyterian Synod suggests. The "Week
utterly declines to believe.
FATUOUS CRITICISM
The Times is blowing up Mr. G. H.
Barnard M.P. because he has been arguing in favour of keeping tbe price of blasting powder as low as possible. Considering how much blasting is indulged in in
this Province, both inside ancl outside
newspaper offices, one would think that a
public-spirited journal would appreciate
the desire of Mr. Barnard to protect the
industry, but apparently the exigencies of
political life require that his motives
should be misrepresented, ancl that he
should be charged with indifference to the
safety of those employed in blasting operations. To anyone who knows Mr. Barnard this is about the limit of absurdity.
cial as affecting the development of lij
industries   ancl   the  up-building   of
Western   Province   of   the    Domini
Others are National as affecting the
solidation of Canadian sentiment ini
vour of naval defence, ancl the moral!
fluence of the establishment, of ship-yff
on the gerat Western strategic fro
The question of finance should not be
lowed to prevent the consummation
National policy, and the strongest re
sentations should be made to the Dorl
ion Government on the subject.    Thii
a subject on which Victoria ancl Van|
ver could well afford to unite forces,
is essentially a non-political question
should be treated accordingly.
THE CARPENTERS* STRIKE
•I ust about the time that The AVeek was
going to press last Saturday the carpenters' strike in Victoria was happily settled. It was settled in the only way it
could have been, by the employers backing down, and conceding 25 cents a day
advance now ancl another 25 cents in three
months time. Victoria is to be congratulated on the brevity of the strike and the
prompt resumption of building operations. The employers acted wisely in
recognizing the justice of the claim, and
the strikers' showed their wisdom by conducting themselves in such a manner that
good feeling always prevailed and there
was no obstacle to an amicable settlement.
A NOBLE RESOLVE
The Week has been favoured will
copy of a letter written by a well-knl
newspaper editor to a commercial
stating that it had established a rul|
decline  ale  and  whiskey advertisem
for its "Sunday edition."    The same
per has also instructed its whole staff I
the word "race" is not to appear in
columns between the 20th. and 27th.
These two  items will make  interesj
reading for the antiquarian fifty
lience.
GOOD WORK
Cable despatches show that Miss Violet
Pooley has done remarkably well in the
British National Golf Tournament which
has been in progress this week at Port-
rush, Ireland. She successfully fought
her way into the fifth round and into the
last sixteen players left to compete for
the trophy. This is a highly creditable
achievement on the occasion of Miss Poo-
BUILDING A NAVY
•Inst what prospect there is of inducing
the Dominion Government to arrange for
a Pacific unit of the Canadian navy to be
built on the Pacific Coast is at present a
matter of uncertainty. As far as one can
judge thc project looks like falling to the
ground because of the difference in the
cost of construction between the Atlantic
and Pacific seaboards. There are, however, strong reasons why this gulf should
be bridged.    Some of them are Provin-
A GEM OF CRITICISM
The following gem of musical criti
is taken from a local daily which f
Week forbears to mention.   "Sir Edl
Elgar's latest composition "Go, Son]
Mine" WENT GREAT.    It dispj
again   to   advantage   the   HONE
HARMONY of the tenors and the
RIFIC   TONALITY  of   the   find
pranos."   And yet we sometimes he|
Art!
EDITORIAL DISCRIMINATION
Iii a recent cominination on news]
correspondence we are told that "edil
experience counts for something,
ought to give an editor sufficient disl
ination to be able to distinguish bef
letters that it* is best to print and
which ought not to be printed."
elusion with which everyone will agl
e
The Victoria Country Club
DAILY RACING
Saturday, May 20th to Saturday May 27th, inclusive, 1911
$10,000 WILL BE GIVEN IN STAKES AND PRIZES
OFFICERS  OF  THE VICTORIA  COUNTRY
CLUB
President
M. B. CARLIN, ESQ.
Managing Director
GEO. A. FRASER, ESQ.
Secretary
J. E. SMART, ESQ.
RACING OFFICIALS
Presiding Judge  T. J. WELLMAN
Starter  JOSEPH WEBER
Clerk of the Scales PHIL REILLY
Paddock Judge S. J. ROTHERT
Racing Secretary ROBERT F. LEIGHTON
Office of the Association
PEMBERTON  BUILDING,  VICTORIA, B. C.

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