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Fort & Douglas
A British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria, B. G.
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"There are some victories
nox-Atlin    which are more costly than
iti-Climax.     a defeat"; the anti-climax
in the Comox-Atlin consti-
Incy will go down to history as an illus-
|tion of the truth of this aphorism.   It
tot too much to say that the loyalty of
rank and file of the Party has been
Merely strained by the course of events,
ceen and widespread is the sense of dis-
.ointment produced by the final act in
play.   Until the Party receives from
Michael Manson, the pledged candi-
te, that full and complete explanation to
lich it is undoubtedly entitled, it would
[premature to discuss certain aspects of
situation, but The Week would be dismal to its principles, and to the many
}rm friends who have supported its atti-
le in this matter, if it delayed even for
|e week its comment upon such facts as
established.   From the first the "rank
[d file" of the party have been desirous
1 contest the seat, not being gifted with
subtle   intellectual   discrimination*
lich would enable them to reconcile the
Icessity for opposing the Hon. William
pmpleman in Victoria, and conceding the
^nox-Atlin seat to him by acclamation,
is true that after advocating a contest
News-Advertiser executed a remark-
le 'volte face," and vigorously argued in
opposite direction, but with all respect
1 it said the argument was singularly un-
lvincing.   It was based upon the con-
ltion that since the popular verdict had
i-eady decided that the Liberal Party
lould govern Canada for the next. four
jars, the principal "raison d'etre" for a
itest no longer existed, and further that
le value of a portfolio to the Province
Weighs all party considerations.    The
(lank and file" would very much like to
tow why such an argument was not con-
lered valid when Mr. J. L. Beckwith was
lit up by the Conservative Association to
Ipose the Hon. William Templeman at a
-election, when the governing control of
(e country wfls not in question, and when,
the question of courtesy is involved, it
las far less gracious to offer party opposi-
|on since the portfolio had only just been
Inferred.   But these incursions into the
Llm of sophistry have not been regarded
Iriously   even   by   the   unsophisticated
pank and file," which for the same rea-
In could not be impressed by the special
leading of the Vancouver Province.   The
j.cts are very simple, the "rank and file,"
was natural, had expressed themselves
favor of a contest.   Premier McBride
lilst very properly counselling caution
id laid down three propositions which he
feclared should govern the decision of the
[arty—a   suitable   candidate,   adequate
finds, and a reasonable prospect of success.
ly universal consent the suitable candi-
ite was to hand in Mr. Michael Manson,
[lifelong Conservative, a man of good ap-
parance and address, one who had lived
the constituency for more than twenty
liars and waB known in every logging
limp and cannery on Vancouver Island.
|i addition to these qualifications Mr.
Manson has been conspicuous in Federal
and Provincial campaigns for years, so
that when the vacancy occurred all eyes
turned in his direction.   As to funds The
Week is in a position to state definitely
that sufficient money had been promised,
with a satisfactory percentage paid up, to
meet all the reasonable expenses of a campaign.   Not by any means to compete with
the Government or the railway corporations in buying up voters, but sufficient to
conduct a clean, honest campaign such l->,
was conducted in Victoria against Mr.
Templeman at a cost so low as to surprise
those who still maintain that votes must be
bought.   Further, when Mr. Manson left
Vancouver for Prince Kupert he carried
his nomination papers filled up and signed
ready for presentation, with funds entirely
adequate for all his personal requirements.
As to the probabilities of success, The
Week does not believe there are fifty Conservatives in Vancouver and Victoria at
any rate who had any doubt on this score.
Their confidence was based upon facts
which were known even to the "rank and
file," and which carried conviction—to the
untrained intellect.   It was estimated that
in all about 1,700 votes would be polled,
500 at Prince Bupert, along the Skeena, in
the North end of the Province, and on
Queen  Charlotte   Islands;    700   in the
Comox   Division  and   500  in  the  Alberni Division.    Of these it was  estimated that in the Skeena Division Mr.
Templeman would receive 300 and Mr.
Manson 200; in Comox Mr. Templeman
250, and Mr. Manson 450, and in Alberni
Mr. Templeman 200, and Mr. Manson
300, showing a Conservative majority of
200.   There were other grounds for this
expectation, first and foremost the fact
that in an important interview granted
to the Colonist on the 4th inst. Premier
McBride strongly endorsed Mr. Manson's
candidature both from a personal  and
Party standpoint.   Next, that from every
part of the constituency promises of help
and urgent appeals to "push the fight"
kept pouring in at headquarters.   Mr. E.
J.   Burde,  the  Editor  of the  Alberni
Pioneer, wrote a strong letter to the Secretary of the Alberni Conservative Association, whilst that gentleman was in Victoria as a delegate to the Convention, in
which he urged Mr. Frank to do his utmost to get Mr. Manson into the field, and
assured him of the support of the entire
Conservative Party in the Alberni Division, and of a considerable section of discontented Liberals.   This letter was made
use of by Mr. Frank very generally, and
produced a gratifying impression.    Mr.
Duncan of Cumberland, who also attended
the Convention, worked hard in the interests of Mr. Manson and of those who
wished to have him nominated and assured
the executive  in  Vancouver that there
would be no question of his return. ■ It is
true that in the Skeena Division matters
were a little more complicated, but the
complication was decidedly in favour of
the Conservative candidate, for in addition
to the solid Party vote Messrs. Peck and
Moore, two of the most prominent Liberals
in the division, were prepared to work for
Mr. Manson, and assured his friends that
he would get considerable Liberal support
■ in consequence of the very general resentment at Mr. Sloan's action in handing over
the seat to Mr. Templeman. This sufficiently canvasses the situation. What
happened between the time that Mr. Man-
son left Vancouver on Thursday, the 4th
inst., and 2 o'clock on Monday, the 8th
inst., can only be a matter of conjecture
to the "rank and file," and bitter as is the
feeling generated by Mr. Manson's failure
to put in his nomination the last word
cannot be said on this point until that explanation is forthcoming, but the "rank
and file" are asking many questions, more,
or less pertinent to the issue, and some of
these The Week is prepared to voice. Why,
for instance, was it considered necessary
to make such a desperate effort to defeat
Mr. Templeman in his own city on October
26th, he then being a Cabinet Minister,
and only three months later to allow him
a walk-over in a neighbouring constituency
because he was a Cabinet Minister. What
is the use of maintaining a Party organization and urging the "rank and file" to
keep their weapons in order, if they are to
lie down when there is a chance to fight
for their principles. \V hy should. the fact
that, entirely without the knowledge of the
Conservative Party, a telegram was manipulated in the offices of the Colonist be
used as an argument in favour of non-
opposition to Mr. Templeman 1 Just how
much of a compliment is it to the Conservative Party and the Conservative
Press, that the Victoria Times should
quote with approbation the editorials appearing in the Province and Advertiser.
Have those, who finally succeeded in
thwarting the wishes of the Party ever
heard of the ' Apples of Sodom". and
finally do they realize that even in these
latter days there are some things "which
are hidden from the wise and prudent, and
revealed unto—the rank and file."
Matters are rapidly being
Prince Rupert brought to a head at Prince
Town Lots.     Rupert.    In spite of the
criticism of John Oliver it
is quite obvious that the Government has
made an excellent bargain with the G.T.P.,
safeguarding in every respect the interests
of, the Province, and the objections of the
member for Delta savor more of quibbling
than of intelligent criticism. The Attorney-General during the course of Thursdays' debate dealt most effectively with
Mr. Oliver's speech. The point, however,
to which The Week wishes to direct attention is that so far there has been no
official declaration, either as to the date
of the sale of town lots, or of the persons
to whom the sale is to be entrusted. The
name of Mr. C. D. Band of Vancouver has
been extensively canvassed in this connection and no doybt he would make an excellent agent, but there is no reason why all
the plums should go to Vancouver, and
there are in Victoria auctioneers of equal
competency to Mr. Band, who might at
least in fairness be allowed to handle a
portion of the sale. The Week respectfully directs the attention of the Government to this matter.
The proposals of the B. C.
The City and E. R. submitted to a com-
TheB. C.E.R. mittee of the City Council
on Thursday night by Mr. A.
T. Goward, the popular manager, deserve
the*, attention of every ratepayer. They
were admirably presented, and there is no
difficulty in understanding clearly what is
involved. Briefly stated, it is that the
city should withdraw its application to the
local Legislature for certain powers to
enable it to compete with the B. C. E. R.,
that company agreeing to furnish power
for street lighting at the same rate as in
Vancouver, which is half the present cost,
and which is said to be the lowest in
Canada, and further, to develop 10,000
horse power at Jordan River for the extension of light, heat and power in the
City of Victoria and environs. The matter
will be discussed at greater length in next
issue, but The Week regards it as a first
class business proposition for the city, and
one which it would be suicidal to refuse.
A month or so ago Lounger
in his enthusiasm for the
English climate made some
remarks in condemnation of
Victoria weather which vexed the soul pf
Mr. W. J. Bridgman. That gentleman
promptly unearthed a copy of the Over
Seas Mail, which stated that at the
moment of writing England was in the
grip of severe frost with a howling snow
storm and a high wind. As Mr. Bridgman considers this the equivalent of
Lounger's statement which embraced "five
above zero, with a forty to fifty-mile
North-east wind," there is nothing for
Lounger to do but to apologise and take it
back. He does this, however, not on his
own guarantee of equivalence, but on Mr.
Bridgman's, and at the same time endorses
that gentleman's further declaration that
he is now glad that he did not undertake
to "eat his hat."
A Platform.
It is good news that there
is some probability of Mr.
B. L. Borden calling a
Dominion Convention of
the Conservative Party to discuss general
questions of party policy and organisation.
This should mean that the party will have
a platform, and that in place of the vague
and diffuse generalities which had to do
duty at the last Federal Election the party
will be rallied in support of definite, clear
cut issues. The cynic maintains that there
are no principles at stake in Canadian
politics, and that it is simply a case of
"the ins and the outs." This is too true,
but it is not wholly true, nor the whole of
the truth. There are a number of vital
questions on which the standpoint of the
two parties is essentially different, and on
which their views are irreconcilable. To
mention two of these is sufficient, Tariff
and Imperial Defence. With the Liberal
Party Protection has always been a matter
of opportunism, and Imperial Defence
more or less of a bogey. A definite stand
on these two issues would do much to rally
the Party.
The undertaking of Super-
Revised intendent Paul to see that
Lessons.          only revised lessons should
be given for night work is
excellent as far as it goes, but obviouslv
its value depends entirely upon his instructions being carried out. The Week has
no intention whatever of allowing this matter to drop, and at the urgent request of
several parents is going to publish a weekly statement on the matter so far as the
work of the particular class complained of
at the Central School is concerned. On
Friday, February 5th, and on Monday,
February 8th, entirely ne* night lessons
were given which had not Jffeviously been
revised by the teacher, and which must
have constituted a heavy ta-ik for the children. On Tuesday, February 9th, and
Wednesday, February 10th, revised lessons were given. Next week The Week
will publish details of the lessons, when it
will be seen that they are very exacting
unless previously explained. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1909.
1    At The Street   f
Y Corner \
f iy THB L-tUNOBR /*
There is no doubt that the public
will endorse the application of the
Streets' Committee for $64,000 for the
current year's requirement. This is
based upon the City Engineer's estimate, and the latter will now have
an opportunity to show what he can
do when given a free hand. If, as his
friends claim, he has been hampered
by his Committee there will no longer
be any excuse for defective work, or
waste of public funds. The arrangement is the only business-like one that
could have been made. It is ridiculous to tie the hands of an expert;
he should either be allowed to have
his own way or be fired for incompetency. I sincerely hope that Mr.
Topp will "make good."
In this connection I notice that
there is some uncertainty about the
material to be used for paving Store
and Belville streets. It is contended
that wood blocks are not sufficiently
durable, and granite setts too expensive. Some interested parties favour
brick paving as a medium. Let me
strongly urge the Streets Committee
not to countenance this without the
fullest investigation. I know from
experience that the hardest blue Staffordshire bricks, so hard that they are
known as "iron bricks" have proved
a complete failure for street paving
purposes, although quite a success on
sidewalks. The reason is that the
acttion of the wheels of any team in
turning grinds the surface of the
brick, pulverising it and soon producing holes in the pavement. I am
strongly of opinion that the actual
life of brick paving on any street
where there is heavy traffic would be
little longer than that of wood, and
that there is no economic medium
between wood and granite.
I think the Victoria Musical Society has a legitimate grievance
against any Victoria Daily which ignores its concerts. One of our papers
has not up to date made the slightest
reference to the Gadski concert, which
took place more than ten days ago;
whether the report is still in preparation or whether the "prentice hand"
forgot its cunning, deponent knows
not, but if Gadski is not worth notice
what wait we for?
We hear a great deal nowadays
about the beautification of Victoria
and the improvement of her streets,
and while public attention is being
turned in this direction the principle
of orderliness (to use a clumsy word)
should not be overlooked. I had
occasion the other day to hunt up a
certain address in Pandora street,
the number of which was in the fifties, so I repaired to that thoroughfare and soon saw the number 43^
prominently displayed on a sign. Now
I thought I shall soon find my number, but to my consternation the number on the next house was 715. Now
there is a somewhat complicated mathematical method by which a mariner
can find his position at sea, but by
what combination of algebra, conic
sections and the multiplication table
could I produce, say 57 from the combination of 43^ and 715. I failed to
see any way out, so I adjourned to
Government street in the hope of being able to find a solution of the problem and was immediately confronted
by a house bearing the numbers 162
and 1434. Other adjacent houses bore
equally puzzling combinations until it
dawned upon me that there were two
systems of numbering this wonderful
town, one no doubt had been instituted in prehistoric ages and the other
adopted within more recent times, but
the more recent x>ne had apparently
no relation to thS primoeval one and
in adopting it no care had been taken
to obliterate all signs of the older
system. The person or persons responsible for this confusion should
be taken out and placed in the stocks
in the market place, if such there be,
until all the confusion arising from
their blunder has ceased.
There   is   another   allied   matter
which I fancy has called forth comment before. I allude to the naming
of the streets. This is excellently
done in some places. For instance, if
one walks along Government street
one is continually reminded and assured of the fact that one really is
in that celebrated thoroughfare by
inlaid evidence on the sidewalk.
Others of the well known streets are
also thus indelibly marked, but I have
seen occasions when these signs were
obscured by snow and even sometimes by mud. Still they serve their
purpose fairly well, but nearly everyone soon learns the names of these
more important streets. Government
street, Victoria, is one of the best
known streets in the world, and even
strangers have little or no difficulty
in ascertaining its locality. But let
one of these strangers be invited to
a friend's house in one of the remote
parts of the city and endeavour to
find his way there after dark and he
will soon be in trouble. Sometimes
there is the name of a street nailed
up to a house or a tree or a fence,
there seems to be no system in its
location and often at night owing to
there being no light anywhere near
it, it is invisible, but still more often
it does not exist. Nor is this all,
some of the streets are tricky and
seem to take delight in mystifying
the stranger. Take for instance St.
Charles street. A car conductor announces the arrival of his vehicle at
the turning of this street, at least he
makes a noise or ejaculation which
can with practice be detected as the
announcement of the name of the
street and the wayfarer gets fairly
well started on his way, and he proceeds along until he comes to what
is apparently the end of the street.
It is cut off by a cross road, Rockland
Avenue, beyond which there is no evident continuation of St. Charles
Street, our impenetrable fence confronts him. Investigation (by daylight) shows him that a little farther
on another road proceeds out of
Rockland Avenue, and this is really a
continuation of St. Charles street, but
there is no visible evidence of its being so. On a wet, rainy night, when
it was my unfortunate fate to encounter this difficulty, it was a serious
These things in themselves are perhaps small matters, but they lead to
bad language if not to anarchistic and
other feelings of a bad nature in the
Turkish Baths.
For some time past Victoria has
been wanting Turkish Baths, but no
one has made any attempt to build
any until Mr. Bjornfelt came on the
scene, built and opened up an absolutely first class and modern plant
containing every conceivable item that
goes to make up the requirements of
Turkish baths. The baths are situated at 821 Fort street. To fully describe the interior would take a
volume, it will suffice to say that
there is nothing lacking in this establishment. The plumbing, which
was installed by Mr. Andrew Sheret,
is an excellent example of the magnificent work that a plumber can turn
out. No expense has been spared in
fitting up The Victoria Turkish Baths,
and as it is likely that the premises
will have to be enlarged, Mr. Bjornfelt has already purchased the two
adjoining lots. That this new undertaking will be a success there is not
the slightest doubt, when one already
hears of its excellence from those
who have indulged.
On Being Santa Claus.
The small boy is great on the Santa
Claus composition business. Here is
additional evidence of it:
"Pa heard 'bout so many Santa
Claus whiskers ketchin' fire las'
Christmas, he said he didn't know
that he'd risk bein' Santy Claus this
time. Ma tol' him that it would be
all right ef he went an' took out
fire insurance policy on hisself; she
knew he'd be burnt alive, all right,
'cause his holiday breath would sure
High quality and purity mean much in all food
products. It is this standard of high grade
which never varies that accounts for the large
and steady increasing demand all over the
civilized world for Whyte ft Mackay's celebrated
Old Scotch. It is so well advertised by word of
mouth that it needs no advertising novelties to
promote sales. Every bottle is guaranteed.
Whyte & Mackay's Special Whisky is sold. Your
dealer can supply you for home use.
Tea Room.
We grow cur own produce.        Parties catered to and tables reserved.
Cosy Corner Cafe and Tea Rooms
PHONE 1440
616 Fort Street.
The Victoria Turkish Baths
Situated at 821 Fort Street, were opened to the Publis last Tuesday.
The following are the prices that prevail:—
Turkish Baths $1.25, 10 Tickets, $10.00
Russian Baths, (Plain)  $1.25, 10 Tickets, $10.00
Russian Baths (with Pine Oil)  $1.50
Electric Light Baths , .$1.50
Electric Light Baths, for Local Heating $1.00
Salt Rub           50c
Alcohol Rub  50c
Oil Rub 50c
Massage, Local   $1.00
Body Massage, General  $1.00
Vibration, Local 50c
Vibration, Body  , , $1.50
Plain Tub Baths 25c
Needlesshower     25c
Salt Baths .75c
Soda Baths   • ■ -75c
Potash Baths 75c
Pine Needle Oil Baths  $1.00
Campfin Baths  75c
Malt Baths  .. 75c
Bran Baths 75c
Sulphur Baths 75c
Mustard Baths 75c
Manheim Baths    $1.50
NO TIPS ALLOWED. Phone 1856.
Don't Suffer
From a Cold
When an excellent remedy in
the shape of our Bronchial
Balsam is within your reach.
This splendid preparation is endorsed by thousands who have
used it as the ideal cough and
cold cure.
Bowes' Bronchial
Carefully made from specially
selected materials will not interfere with digestion nor spoil the
Per Bottle, 50c at this store.
Govt. St., Near Yates.
A akin _t Beauty li a Joy Tot ft
Oriental Cream
Parifiea as well as Beautifies Ike ttfe
No other cosmetic will do lt. *
Remov.s Tan, Pimples, Freckles, lfotb
Patches, Bash and Skin dlseaias, and
•Terr blemish on beauty, and defies detection. It has stood the test of 10
years; no other has, and ls sa harm-
less—we taste lt to be sure lt is property made. Accept no counterfeit ol
similar name. Tht dlstlnsulsbed Or. L,
A. Sayre said to a lady of tha haut-toa
(a patient). "As you ladles will usi
tham, I recommend 'Gtourand's Cream' as
the least harmful of all the Skin preparations."
For sale by all druggists and Fancy
Goods Dealers.
For Infants and adults.  Exquisitely par-
fumed.   Believes Skin Irritations, cures
Sunburn and renders an excellent complexion.
Price 28 eomti) fey matt.
Bemoves superfluous Hair.   *
Prlee »l.0O, *7 matt.
PUS. T. MOTMOta, Prep,
37 Oxeat _<>____ St.,       Bew Tod
Wholesale Distributors.
Tasomnrax aa* Tlttorla, S.0.
set his whiskers on fire, but it
wouldn't' matter if he had fire insurance on him. I'd tell you the remarks Pa made when she said that,
but as you only put in the news that's
fit to print, I guess I'd better leave
it out."
As a pleasant-faced woman passed
the corner Harris touched his hat to
her and remarked to his companion:
"Ah, my boy, I owe a great deal to
that woman."
"Your mother?" was the query.
"No, my landlady."
Stewart Williams.
E. E. Hardwick.
Stewart Williams
& Co.
Auctioneers and Commission
Beg to inform the public that
Mr. Nasr has arrived and is.
disposing of his magnificent collection of
at exceedingly low prices.
An Auction Sale will be held
SATURDAY AT 8.30 p.m.
The Auctioneer
Employment Agent.
Wood and Coal for Sale.
Also Scavenging.
1709 Government St. Phone a;
Plenty of/variety and the best of each kind in
Domestic and Foreign Cheese.
English Stilton Cheese, per lb. '. 60c
Gorgonzola Cheese, per lb. -... —Soc
Roquefort Cheese, per lb 6bc
Camembert, per lb 3SC
Neufchatel, per lb ioc
German Breakfast Cheese, four for 25c
Limberger Cheese, each • • • 5°.c
MacLaren's Imperial Cheese, per jar 50c a'nd 25c
MacLaren's Roquefort Cheese, per jar, 25c and 4°c
Canada Cream Cheese, each ioc
Old Cheese (specially interesting to cheese-lovers) per lb 30c
Edam Cheese, each $1.00
Sap Sago Cheese, each  i5c
Canadian Cheese (prime), per lb 20c
Tels. 52, 1052 and 1590.   Up-to-date Grocers.   1317 Government St.
The Silver Spring
Brewery, Ld.
Under New Management
Brewers of High Grade English Ale
and Stout.
Tate's Celebrated Ale.
The Silver Spring Brewery, Limited, has purchased the old
establisshed business of the Messrs. Fairall and is now prepared
to do a large domestic and export trade. THE HIGHEST
Phone 893
Victoria Fuel Co.
PHONE 1377
You want the best Coal, the "Burn all" kind, absolutely free
from Slate, Stones and Klinkers.
We are Sole Agents for The South Wellington Coal Mines
Company (Ltd.).
THIS COAL is admitted by all to be the finest Domestic Coal
We give 5 per cent off for spot cash with the order.   Let us
know if you want it quick.
PHONE >377
When the wind doth blow and the rain doth soak
And the mercury dives its deepest
The theme most engaging to people is
Perhaps the cheapest is to send here for it; only $4 per ton that
way. But we deliver Coke anywhere within the city limits for
$5 per ton.
Mix Coke with coal for furnace, stove or grate fires and your fuel
bills will be practically cut in half.
Victoria Gas Company, Limited
Corner Fort and Langley Streets.
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 tbe
writer's name and address must be
given to the Editor as an evidence of
bona tides. In no case will lt be
divulged without consent.
BAXTER & JOHNSON 809 Qovernnent Street
Victoria, B. C.
If it'a for the Office—«k na.
Fruit Marketing.
The Editor of The Week.
Sir,—Your kindness in publishing
my last letter, also the clear way in
which you read between its lines in
your Editorial, encourage me to come
again. The great question for us fruit
growers to solve is how can we make
the greatest profit in marketing our
At present too many growers pack
their own fruit. It is too much like
hoeing turnips. Every man should
get his neighbour to do this! No two
growers grade alike and very few
can pack in first class style. Too many
culls are included. We must get our
apples recognised as the best, the best
graded, and the best boxed in the
world. This can be done by the school
I suggested, and by the consequent
vigorous exclusion of all inferior fruit.
The culls are at present fed to pigs.
If we can sell these it is so much
clear gain. They can be sold as
evaporated apples for at least as much
as we now get for No. I fruit, so we
can well afford to sell only "fancy"
fruit in boxes, whereby B. C. fruit
will lead the world.
Cold storage to hold the fruit for
highest prices; cold storage during
transportation, and cold storage in the
warehouses of the wholesalers whom
we appoint as our agents in all world
markets insure the fruit being in best
Given this, the "B. C. Brand" can
be bought on sight without having
to inspect each box to test its quality.
No local co-operative association
can do all this, but only the Government, which as its reward secures
population and increase of taxes. This
scheme should aid the local co-operation associations, who, by employing one of the authorised foremen
fruit packers, and by submitting to inspection by the Government inspectors (appointed as School inspectors
are) could act as the fruit handlers
for the districts they represent, and
have the privileges of the Government
brand of quality, of their cold storage, and of their marketing system.
Is not this one of the most important subjects, the newly formed
"Island League" (more power to it!)
can take up?
Yours faithfully,
"When  Other People's  Pipes Shall
Burst Again."
(Contributed by Penny-a-Liner.)
Victoria, February 11, 1909.
Editor Week.
Will ours also? The man of the
House says, "Certainly not, if you follow my instructions." And he is a
mathematician, a higher mathematician, so he should know.
When the bathroom became a
swamp, in the late frost, I' turned off
the main in the basement. The
builder had said the pipes would clear,
they did not, however. The family
took turns at stooping over the sink
and bath, blowing through the pipes,
till they were breathless. All to no
purpose. The Man of Science pondered for hours and eventually evoked
a plan by which all the pipes could
be rendered absolutely free from
water, except one wee bit close to the
boiler, which that boiler must hold
itself responsible for. I will not give
a detailed account of the system, but
will content myself with saying that
four new taps and a sort of wheel
have been put in, for use in an emergency. These pipes and the stops are
as pernicketty about precedence as
any gentleman at a Civic dinner or
lady at a Bridge party. One link slip
and we are undone. "What is there
you do not understand? It is simple
enough," says the man. Woman,
evasive since the days of Eve, replies, "You had better write it down;
I shall have forgotten by next year's
frost." (Next year's, it may be a
quarter of a century before the in-
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A Prophet
in Israel.
By Bohemian
It is about eight years since I first
heard the Rev. Dr. McKay. He had
just been called, in succession to his
namesake, to take up the pastorate
of Dorchester Street Presbyterian
Church, Montreal. He impressed me
as an earnest, capable, thoughtful
speaker of .marked sincerity, and deep
spirituality. In the years which have
intervened, he has justified the high
expectations which were formed of
him, and now whilst still a young man
he has come West to assume the
headship of the Westminster Training
Whilst in Montreal Dr.! McKay distinguished himself for his practical
Christian work, especially among
young men. I well recall three distinguished McGill students who were
influenced by him to take up missionary work in China. In doing this
they abandoned splendid worldly
prospects, as they were connected
with leading Canadian families and
might have attained to any position in
the professional or commercial world.
This incident furnishes a fair criterion
of Dr. McKay's influence, and goes
far to explain his popularity and his
The purpose of this article, however, is to direct attention to a remarkable address which Dr. McKay
delivered during his recent visit to
Victoria. It was one of the most
thoughtful, fearless, and prophetic utterances which has fallen from the
lips of a Christian minister of late
years. Dr. McKay goes to the root
of an evil, which is fast becoming
a problem in modern society—the
training and control of children. Instead of beating about the bush and
giving utterance to well worn platitudes, he boldly affirmed that the evil
is due largely to the failure of Sunday Schools to influence the youth of
the present generation. This is a
serious charge especially coming
from one in Dr. McKay's position
and with the responsibility of the
Church upon his shoulders, yet he
does not hesitate to make it, nor to
follow up the charge to its logical
conclusion. He claims that the Sunday School is failing because it lacks
spirituality, and because its teaching
is of the "wrong kind. It does not
carry forward the work of the Church,
arid practically there is no connecting
link between the two. This sounds
strange when we remember that the
Sunday School has always been
spoken of in the past as the nursery
of the Church, and the impression
has been general that if'the children
could once be led to the Sunday
School, they were sure to find a way
into the Church. Statistics have for
some years past failed to support this
view, because while Sunday Schools
have flourished numerically, all Christian Churches have deplored lack of
interest and diminished attendance especially among young people. For
twenty years the problem has been
how to hold the young, and how to
get them into the Church.
Dr. McKay goes a step further and
argues that the root of thc evil
reaches into the home, and that outside institutions only reflect the
change which has taken place there.
He explains lack of spirituality in the
Sunday School, by lack of spirituality in the home, the latter being evidenced by the neglect of religious
duties and observances which were so
general two or three decades ago.
All this has been said before, but
noj one has so pointedly attacked the
present system of conducting the Sun-
da|r School, and if Dr. McKay's words
are taken to hefrt they may lead to
soine scheme of reorganization. Time
was when the Sunday School was
used largely for secular purposes, and
when thousands of scholars, at any
rate in the Old Country, obtained
their only education there; that day
has passed; secular education is both
universal and compulsory, and there
is no "raison d'etre" for the Sunday
School except for religious instruction
and training. Obviously such instruction can only be imparted by those of
mature experience, and the efforts of
the churches will no doubt be directed to securing such teachers in lieu
of the pernicious system of instruction by text book, and "lesson helps,"
which has become such a predominate feature, especially on this Continent.
Dr. McKay's last word was at once
his most important and pregnant message; it was a. word of warning
against the evils -.arising from the
total lack of discipline and control
which characterizes so many American and Canadiari homes..! The parent cannot shift1 his responsibility
either to the Sunday School or the
Church, it must be' shouldered in the
home, and when this is realised the influence will be reflected in the Sunday School and the Church.
Mr. Nasr.
In a Persian Garden.
Nature carpets the earth in Springtime with grasses and flowers but the
Persian lover carpets his lady's boudoir all the year, round with .delicate
lawns, woven from the mysterious fabrics of the Orient. He would consider it a discourtesy were her
dimpled feet to step on anything less
rare or costly than "cloth of gold,"
and so the walls of her luxurious
apartments are hung with the daintiest products of Damascus and Teheran, and between her innumerable
divans and fountains are spread those
exquisite mats* to the weaving of
which many skilled fingers have contributed their wealth of experience;
and skill. Of Tate years travellers
have brought back wonderful, stories:
of these delicate productions, until
their fame has become world wide,
and now no Western home, with any
pretentious to artistic j beauty anii
completeness, is considered furnished
without this added decoration.   Brus
sels and tapestry are still the resort
of the bourgeois but Persian riigs are
a "sine qua non" in every fashionable
home. Last year Victoria had an opportunity, of which*'full advantage was
taken, to acquire these almost priceless treasures, and the opportunity
has recurred on the occasion of the
second visit of Mr. Nasr, who has
placed in the hands of Stewart Williams & Co., a collection of Persian,
and Syrian rugs fit for a king's palace.
The prospective benedict who does
not make his bride a present of one
of the delicate and beautiful boudoir
rugs which Mr. Nasr is showing does
not deserve to enter the happy estate.
If he is generously disposed he can go
further and for a few hundred dollars banish the stiff and inartistic
Brussels and substitute Oriental rugs
of any shade, texture and size, according to the length of his purse. At
least it will cost him nothing to call
at the showrooms on Fort street, and
if he goes away empty handed it will
not be the fault of Stewart Williams.
Sporting Comment
The victory of the Nanaimo United
football team over that of Ladysmithj
last Sunday gave the former the
championship of the Pacific Coast,
and they well deserve the'title as.
they have played the most consistent
game throughout the entire season..
Although they have earned the Pacific Coast championship it does not
entitle them to the championship of
B. G, as there are teams in the interior tliat have a right to play for
this title and will without doubt give
any of the Coast teams a hard game.
This afternoon the local Rugby team
is playing the fourth game in the B.
C. championship series at Vancouver
this afternoon and some of the players are promising to reverse the result of the game in this city a couple
of weeks ago. The Vancouver team
is stronger than it was when in this
city and if the locals manage to win
they will have to play better than
they did on the last occasion.
The Vancouver players are considerably worked up regarding the visit
of the Australian team and several
of the critics of the terminal city
have been busy choosing teams. Some
of them are very good, but less sec
tionalism will give a better representative team and I hope that when the
final selection is made that the committee will use every effort to arrive
at a satisfactory decision.
On some of the teams Victoria is
given five out of the fifteen players
and if a little more, thinking was done
it could easily be seen where the team
could be strengthened by some others.
I am very pleased to see that the
Mainland Soccer League has put its
foot down on Island players taking
a trip to the Mainland to play in the
Mainland series and then hie themselves back to the Island. This is
what the Islanders went up against
last season and I maintained that
something should be done to put a
stop to it. Now that the Mainlanders
have started the ball rolling it is up
to the Islanders to follow suit and
give them every assistance possible.
The defeat of Shrubb by Longboat
last week came as a surprise to many
who looked to see the sturdy little
Englishman down the Indian. From
the press reports1 the race must have
been a grand spectacle and one that
will never be forgotten by those who
were fortunate enough to witness it.
; After reading the accounts I am in-
clined to think that Shrubb displayed
very poor judgment and if he had
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contented himself with a lead of three
or four laps he would have .had suflfc-
cie'ht stamina left to (.arry him
through to victory. I now see,that
the two runners are matched for a
fifteen mile race. On the showing
in the previous race Shrubb should
out-distance his rival, but on the other
hand, Longboat would not have accepted the terms if he was not almost
certain of his ability to win. After
running the twenty-six-mile race and
being laps behind at the fifteen-mile
mark it appears to be foolishness on
his part to try and beat Shrubb at
this distance.
I am again going to call the attention of the management of the local
lacrosse club to the necessity of getting busy at once. Already Vancouver
and Westminster have started and as
Victoria will have more building up
to do than either of these teams there
is every reason why a start should be
made as soon as possible.
On the Mainland, the same old cry
of "amateur vs. professional" is being brought up with many sympathizers for the latter in Vancouver. Last
season  the  executive  of the league
I decided in favour of straight amateur!
and if this is carried out there wilfi
I be just as good, lacrosse as if every?*-
player.'Was getting paid. The trouble
is that some of the players get S
piece of money handed to them and
this naturally makes the other fellow look for his share and if it is not
coming he gets sore and quits. This,
is what is spoiling the game and the
sooner the management of the differ-.,
ent clubs realize it the better it will-
be for lacrosse.
The Jarring Note.
When summer clouds o'erspread the
1   And shed their hoarded stores of
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That's uttered by fny Mary Jane.
When after work my door I gain,
Anticipating welcome sweet,
I hear* it in a voice of pain:;
"No, William    Henry, wipe    your
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Lambardi Opera Company.
With the single exception of the
Savage Opera Company it is doubtful
if as fine an aggregation of singers
and instrumentalists as those comprising the Lambardi Opera Company
has ever visited Victoria. Not that
it was by any means perfect, but the
fact that it attained such a high standard of excellence in the face of obvious deficiencies stamps it as a splendid company. The deficiencies may
be summarized as mountings and
dressings, which breathed impecuni-
ostty, several principals with vocal
defects, the injudicious selection of
principals for one or two of the most
conspicuous leading parts, and the too
constant use of the prompter. Under
all the circumstances it may be justifiable to pass these blemishes with thi*
mere mention, for while they marred
they could not spoil the performances, and after all it is only fair to
remember that the highest priced
seats were $2.50, and it is safe to say,
at the price, no such value has ever
been given in the Victoria Theatre.
The most popular offering was II
Trovatore, the most artistic Lucia,
and strange to say the least satisfactory of all Faust. It is singular that
this, the greatest and most popular of
operas, should not have been better
cast and better rehearsed. The tenor
Graziani was both physically and vocally unsuited to the part, and with
almost equal truth the same may be
said of the Mephistofele of Martino.
Ester Ferrabani made a really splendid Marguerite, her voice being a
singularly pure, clear soprano of
very mellow tone. Pimazzoni was
equally good as Valentine, but it is
Scene from "Lola from Berlin."
rather singular that the only encore
of the.evening insisted on was the
Soldiers' Chorus rendered in truly
magnificent style.
The'company evinced the greatest
familiarity with II Trovatore, and
Verdi's opera served to introduce the
finest voice heard during the week,
that of Dolores Frau, who sang the
music of Azucena as I have never
heard it outside one of the great
Opera houses. It is a pity that it
was the only occasion during the engagement that this delightful singer
was heard. The Leonora of Elvira
Campoli was of a very high order,
and Guiseppe Pimazzoni was a Count
di Luna of Grand Opera. Next to
Azucena Manrico received the finest
interpretation by Alessandro Scola-
brani, who possesses an operatic tenor
voice, clear and true, and one which
as it rang out the high notes in the
prison scene aroused the audience tp
a state of enthusiasm. On the whole
the rendition of II Trovatore was
of a very high order, and entirely
satisfactory. Donnizetti's masterpiece
"Lucia" was given on Tuesday night,
and was chiefly noticeable for the
splendid singing of Eugenio Battani
as Edgardo.    He was ably seconded
by Madame Zavaski, who made an
exceedingly dainty Lucia. She is a
lyric soprano, her voice though light
is very sweet and fairly strong, whilst
her dramatic skill is far above the
average of operatic singers. The same
may be said of Battani, who in the
later scenes scored one of the greatest
successes of the week. The Henry
Ashton of Pimazzoni was also a
highly meritorious performance.
The Matinee was hardly as successful as the other performances. In
Mascagni's celebrated Cavaleria Rus-
ticana Scolabrini gave a fine rendering
of Turiddu, and in Pagliacci Battani as
Canio, and Antola as Tonio were
good, but with neither of these operas
did the company seem to be quite
When all is said and done the
honors of the engagement were undoubtedly carried off by the orchestra. There were two conductors,
neither of whose names appears on
the programme, but rarely Have [
seen an orchestra handled with such
skill, intelligence, and absolute control. Of the players themselves it is
impossible to speak too highly; there
was not a weak spot. The volume
and  harmony  were  perfect and  im
pressive, and the several soloists who
contributed an "obligato" accompaniment could not have been improved
upon in a much more pretentious
company. This is especially true of
the flautist and of the lady who played the harp so beautifully throughout
the engagement, and who received the
rare compliment of enthusiastic re-
demand after the prison scene in II
San Francisco Opera Co.
The popular San Francisco Open
Company will return to the Victoria
Theatre on Thursday, February 18,
for another one-night engagement,
before starting away on another journey that may take them to the Atlantic seaboard, on the Canadian side
of the line. For its au revoir bill the
San Franciscans are going to offer
the Stanislaus Stange-Julian Edwards
comic opera, "Dolly Varden," which
was one of the most successful of
the J.ulu Glascr starring vehicles. The
engagement at the Victoria Theatre
will bring Mabel, Day, prima donna
soprano, back in the leading part of
Dolly and Carl Haydn as Captain
Richard Belleville, so that an artistic
and musical treat is promised in the
production by   the   Healy   company.
With the present organization it will
be possible for Mr. Healy to give the
bill announced a splendid casting and
the reputation that the company enjoys for musical capacity is a guarantee that the big share that Edwards
contributed to the work will not be
slighted. All of the popular favorites
are to be well placed, the comedy by
Teddy Webb, George Kunkle, Russell Powell and Frank Bertrand being
of a dominant quality, while the
scenic investiture is promised on an
elaborate scale, as well as an unusual
richness  in respect to costuming.
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tenders
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by the Hon. the Minister of Public
Works up to noon of Monday, the 22nd
February, 190!), for tho erection and completion of a Lavatory, Septic Tank, etc.,
fbr the Government Buildings, Alberni,
Plans, specifications, contract and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 8th day of February, 11)09, at
the office of the Government Agent,
Alberni; and at the Public Works Department, Victoria, B.C.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certlflcate of deposit on a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable to the Honourable
the Minister of Public Works for a sum
equivalent to ten per cent, of the amount
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
The lowest or ar.y tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Works,
Victoria, B.C., 2nd February, 1909.
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in to town for a few days this week.
* *   *
Mr. R. Mainguy of Chemainus was
in Victoria during the week.
* *   *
Mr. Cecil Berkeley returned from
Seattle early in the week.
* *   *
Mile. Martin, Vancouver, is staying with friends in Victoria.
* *   *
Dr. and Mrs. H. M. Robertson have
been enjoying a visit to Spokane.
* *   *
The chief social event of the coming week will be the ball at Government House.
* *   *
Mrs. W. Fisher spent a week in
Vancouver before leaving for Prince
* *   *
Captain and Mrs. Franklin Parry
have issued invitations for a dance
next Monday evening.
* ♦   *
The Misses Butchart have issued
invitations for a dance for Wednesday, the 17th.
' *   *   *
Miss Olive Bryden left at the end
of the week for Vancouver, where she
is staying with friends.
Mrs. W. F. Burton and daughter
left for Los Angeles on Wednesday
via Northern Pacific.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dunn of
Westholme were in town during the
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Pemberton returned from Seattle on Wednesday,
where they had spent a week.
* *   *
Mr. A. W. Innes of Vancouver was
a guest at the Empress during the
past week.       #   #   #
The Bridge Club met on Friday at
Mrs. J. H. Todd's residence, St.
Charles street,
Miss Phyllys Mason and Miss Bee
Gaudin left during the week for Calgary, where they intend to spend the
next couple of months,
* *   *
Miss Vyvyan Bolton left on Tuesday last for Vancouver to take up
a course of nursing in the General
* *   *
Miss Jessie Garrett, after a pleasant visit spent with friends in Victoria, left  for  Seattle  early in  the
* *   *
The engagement has been recently
announced of Miss Gertrude Hickey
and Mr. Arthur W. Harvey, both very
popular in social circles in Victoria.
»   *   *
Mrs. T. S. Gore gave a very smart
bridge luncheon on Friday last at her
pretty residence, Oak Bay. There
were twenty-four atbles in all.
* *   *
Mrs. Charles Todd, St. Charles St.,
was hostess at a most delightful luncheon on Wednesday last. The table
was extensively arranged with yellow primulas, begonias and asparagus fern. The dainty name cards
were beautifully hand-painted with the
same flowers used for decorating.
Mrs. Todd wore a very smart gown
of black satin, trimmed with jet.
After a most delightful luncheon
the guests were entertained with some
very fine gramaphone records.
The guests were: Mrs. George Gillespie, Mrs. Jenns, Mrs.. Hebden Gillespie, Mrs. Atkins, Mrs. McCallum,
Mrs. Frank Higgins, Mrs. Wasson,
Mrs. Wymon, Mrs.  Rogers, Mrs. J.
Helmcken, Miss Dupont.
Capt. Percy Blakemore arrived on
theManaka from Sydney, Australia,
last Wednesday on a visit to his
father, Mr. W. Blakemore, Rockland
Ave. Capt. Blakemore enlisted with
the Strathconas and fought in thc
Boer war and later in Zululand. He
was one of Lord Kitchener's aides in
the former.
* *   *
Mrs. Brett gave a small tea on
Wednesday afternoon in honour of
Mrs. Aiken (Winnipeg). Mrs. B.
Heisterman and Mrs. Ker assisted thc
hostess in looking after the welfare
of the guests. Miss Adelaide King
and Miss D. Ker also assisted.
The floral decorations were chiefly
composed of daffodils, with white
flowers  and greenery.
Among those present were: Mrs.
C. M. Roberts, Mrs. Ker, Mrs. Heisterman, Mrs. Ker, Mrs. Gore, Mrs.
Piggott,  Mrs.  Phipps,   Mrs.  Suther
land, Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs. McBride, Mrs. James Raymour, Mrs.
Savage, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. B. Heisterman, Miss King and others.
*   *   *
Among the numerous parties who
attended the Grand Opera during ito
run here were: The Lieutenant-Governor, Mrs. Dunsmuir, Miss Marion
Dunsmuir, Miss Muriel Dunsmuir,
Captain and Mrs. Parry, Mr. Bromley, Mr. and Mrs. Muskett, Dr. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Furlonger, Miss
Beavan, Mr. Beavan, Col. -and Mrs.
Holmes, Capt. and Mrs. Hughes, Capt.
and Mrs. Edwards, Capt. Tooley,
Capt. McDonald, "Mr. Hagerty, Mr.
Eaton, Mr. and Mrs. Naires, Mr. and
Mrs. F. Pemberton, Miss O'Reilly,
Miss Dupont, Miss Bell, Miss Tilton,
Miss Brydon, Mr. Cornwall, Mrs. Barclay, Mr. H. Croft, Mrs. Bullen, Mrs.
R. Jones, Dr. Fagan, Mr. and Mrs.
Kirk, Mr. Au. Harvey, Miss Hickey,
Mr. Flaherty, Miss T. Monteith, Mr.
A.'Gore, Miss Monteith, Mr. Blakemore, Mr. and Mrs. P. de Noe
Walker, Mr, and Mrs. C. E. Pooley,
Misses Pooley, Miss Pitts, Mr. and
Mrs. R. H. Pooley, Miss Gillespie,
Mr. D. Gillespie, Misses Butchart,
Mr. Ross, Mr. Todd, Miss Coombe,
Mr. B. Todd, Mr. Twigg, Mr. G.
Johnston, Mrs. J. H. Todd, Mrs. C.
Todd, Miss Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths, Mr. Cane, Mr. and Mrs. Warner, Mr. Newton, Misses Barnard, Mr.
Plumber, Miss M. Holmes, Mrs.
Boggs, Miss Boggs, Miss Maud Monteith, Miss F. Drake, Mr. McDougal,
Major Bennet, Mr. and Mrs. Elliot,
Mr. C. Rhodes, Mr. Phillips, Mrs.
Galletly, Miss Galletly, Miss P. Irving, Mrs. Irving, Miss Adair, Captain Sullivan, Mr. Foot, Mr. and Mrs.
McCurdy, Mrs. Billinghurst, Mr. and
Mrs. Carmichael, Miss Ada Saunders,
Miss J. Saunders, Mr. Crease, Mrs.
Mathews, Mrs. Monteith, Mrs. Gaudin, Miss Gaudin, Mr. G. Booth, Mr.
H. Davis, Mrs. Stretfield, Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. Laing, Captain and Mrs. Coombe, Miss Bulwer,
Mr. Lowncs, Miss Adair, Mr. Mitchell, Mrs. Hogg, Mr. C. Hogg, Mr.
and Mrs. McPhillips, Mr. and Mrs.
Lucas, Mrs. Moresby, Miss Hanington, Captain and Mrs. Troupe, Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Troupe, Mrs. Barnard,
Mr. and Mrs. Bethune, Miss V. Mason, Mr. and Mrs. C. Roberts, Mrs.
Shaw, Misses Lugrin, Mrs. Rithet,
Mrs. Genge, Mrs. O. M. Jones, Mr.
and Mrs. Amberry.
(Continued from Page Three)
structions are needed. Let us inscribe them on parchment and place
them in the safe.)
One tap is so cunning and clever.
It is near the boiler on the hot water
pipe and can only be described as
a "self-controvertible, air-letting-in,
water-letting-out tap." (Was it not
Huckleberry Finn who had a Mangle-
table bureau which behaved like a
change artist?) Yesterday it performed its function of air-letting-in,
kindly preventing, I am told, the
boiler, which was filled with horrid
rumblings, from bursting; this morning while the plumber was peacefully
plumbing upstairs, and the household
were about their usual avocations, it
suddenly with as little warning as the
late earthquake gave, ceased subduing
the boiler and belched forth boiling
water on the kitchen floor. The
plumber ceased his plumbing aiyl ran
down to the scene of disaster: "I am
not used to these sort of taps," he
Perhaps those who have fought
their way into McGill, or those who,
having scaled the dizzy heights of
the Mathematical Parnassus, sit aloft,
initiated surveyors, understand.
May I have the 'phone number of
one such, that I may ring him up
when the next frost comes, should
the Man of Science be inaccessible?
irresponsible persons against the de
cision of the Bench and all sucl
legally constituted authority; espe
daily as that sentence of the Magis
trate was in every respect sound law
and altogether for the benefit, mor
ally and physically, of those youni
offenders. I wish we had less of thi
tawdry, mock tenderness ("after th
fact") for these "inocent little fel
lows." Sending boys to a Reforma
tory School was never intended foi
a punishment as our noisy sentiment
alists represent per your Broad stree
contemporaries. These splendid in
stitutions, for so many years estab
lished in the United Kingdom, ar<
intended for the protection of boy:
from the contamination of gaol, ane
the culpable neglect and evil exampl
of parents.
Your contemporaries have, fron
time to time spoken of these cases
but with a lack of "vim," which sucl
an important subject urgently calls
Even the Colonist, on Sunday, ex
hibited an eleventh-hour attonement
for disjointed times; where severs
grains of wheat might have been
found amongst the chaff.
"I asked George for five dollar:
this morning and he gave me ten.'
"How did it happen?"
"I told him I wished to buy him
some cigars for Christmas."
Juvenile Delinquents.
Editor Week.
Sir,—Not intending to be in the
smallest degree fulsome, allow me to
compliment you (a'nd in doing so I
merely voice the opinion of very
many of the not over-sentimental
people) upon your plucky and independent attitude, in commenting upon the numerous juvenile crimes
which for a length of time have disgraced our city. As to these juveniles we certainly are a successful
criminal and martyr-making community! What could be worse for our
other boys than this silly outcry by
The Value of Books.
A young girl once asked Marl
Twain if he liked books for Christ
mas gifts.
"Well, that depends," drawled thf
great humorist.     "If a book has
leather cover it is really valuable a<
a razor strop.   If it is a brief, con
cise work, such as the French write
it is useful to put under the shor
leg of a wobbly table.   An old-fash
ioned book with a clasp can't be bea
as a missile to hurl at a dog, and
large book, like a geography, is ai
good as a piece of tin to nail over
broken pane of glass." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1909.
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Manitoba Free Press on file for
Middle West visitors.
"Companies Aot, 1897."
Provinoe of British Columbia,
No. 466.
This ls to certify that "The Western
Life and Accident Company," an Extra-
Provincial Mutual Insurance Company,
ls authorised and licensed to carry on
business within the Province of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company
to which the legislative authority of the
Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company ls
situate at Denver, ln the County of
Araphoe, State of Colorado.
The head office of the Company in this
Province is situate at Vancouver, and
Wm. H. Biegel, Insurance Agent, whose
address Is Vanoouver, is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my Hand and Seal of
Office at Viotoria, Provinoe of British
Columbia, this sixteenth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and nine.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
—For the purpose of insuring its members against death, accident or sickness
on the mutual plan, and to acquire by
purchase, grant, devise, gift or otherwise, such real and personal property
as shall be necessary tor the transaction
of its business, and to sell and dispose
of the same or any part thereof when
not required for the use of the corporation, and to Invest its funds, accumulated in the course of its Dusiness or
any part thereof in bonds arid mortgages as provided by the laws of the
State of Colorado.
Feb. 20
and mine mining claims and placer
grounds, and for that purpose and to
that end to acquire mining licenses and
free miners' licences, and employ and
exercise all the rights and privileges
conferred by such licenses upon individuals, and to employ individuals to prospect for, locate, stake, and acquire mining properties for the said corporation
as far and to such extent as the same
may be permitted by the statute laws
of any state or foreign country In which
the said corporation may be doing business, and to do a general mining business, and to maintain general merchandise stores in connection with the mining operations; and to acquire, hold and
enjoy and generally deal in franchises,
patent rights and privileges in any way
related to or connected with the mining
business; and to do all things necessary and proper in the premises to fully
carry out the objects above set forth,
all of which said objects are to be carried out by said corporation in the State
of Washington and elsewhere ln the
United States, and in British Columbia,
and ln the Northwest Territory and elsewhere in the Dominion of Canada,
TAKE NOTICB that Samuel George
Marling, of Victoria, real estate agent,
intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described land for quarrying purposes:—Commencing at a post
planted on Lorimer Creek, about one-
quarter mile from the Gordon River;
thence west 40 chains; thence north 160
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
south 160 chains to point of commencement.
Jan. 2 Alfred Deacon, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve placed upon certain lands ln the
vicinity of Lower Kootenay River, District of Kootenay, notice of which appeared in the British Columbia Gazette
of the 14th of August, 1S84, is cancelled, for the purpose of disposing of
such lands by public auction, and to
permit of giving elfect to the recommendations contained in the report of
Mr. W. F. Teetzel, a commissioner appointed to adjudicate upon the claims of
certain squatters upon the said lands,
but for no other purpose.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and
Works, Lands and Works Department.
Victoria, B. C, 6th October, 1908.
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In the matter of an application for a
duplicate certificate of title to the
west-half of lot 27, of section
(map 290), Victoria City.
The time limited by the Rules of the
' House for receiving Petitions  for Prt-
NdTrdE7s"her'eby"given"that lt ls my ™te Bills will  expire 011 Monday,  the
intention at the expiration of one month first AaV of February, 1909.
from the date of the first publication THORNTON FET.T_,
hereof to Issue a duplicate certlflcate of        _.._.     . t.    \ „,",„„„', a„„„,;,v
title   to   above   land   Issued   to   James ,    £lerk of the Legislative Assembly.
O'Keefe, on the 24th day of December, •>an!'
1906, and numbered 13546C.	
Land Offlce, Victoria, B. C, a, &.-, Iig
the 14th day of January, 1909.    janl6 sm. M_ S:
"Companies  Aot,   1897."
t tt-ct-.t--.-ot  ™„_,™, _.,. l _._.    ..,, NOTICE Is hereby given that the re-
I HEREBL CERTIFY that the "Bear serve  C0Vering  the  fractional   sections
?JjerJ£&1_^,.C2mpany^ ?a £th,s.  A?y, 81.  82  and  83,  Denman  Island,  notice
%¥£~Z?,lla}.er_?_t    *wn Sxtra-Provlncial of whloh was published in the British
Fo0»m?.aJly "n<l8r   __«* /Companies Act, Columbia Gazette of October 21st, 1876,
1897," to oarry or effect all or any of the <_, canoelled
objects of the company to which the leg-       1-it'"-»"™-
lslatlve authority of the Legislature of
British Columbia extends except the oon-
StrTh«l0h_.f?d„ffl°r_.kl!!fs.2f rallways-    .    Lands and Works Department,
_,_♦!£?_. ^k.0™?.0' *tho C?tmpan£. ls      Victoria, B.C., December 17th, 1908.
situate at the City   of   Seattle,    King  noe   17
County, State of Washington. "oujjbsm
Deputy Commissioner of
Lands and Works.
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Buildinf Material,
North Government St., Victoria
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Edgar L. Blake,
of Fernie, B. C, engineer, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Comemncing at a post planted at the
south-east corner of the north-east quarter of section 5, township 18, range 6,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 40
chains, thence south 40 chains, thence
east 40 chains to point of commencement, and being the north-east quarter
of said section 5.
November 13th, 1908. feb 27.
District of Coast.
Timber and Land.
The   kind   that   show   what's
taken  up  and  what's  vacant.
Electric Blue Print & Map Co.
1218 Langley Street
Victoria. B. C.
The amount of the capital of the Company is One Hundred Thousand Dollars
divided Into One Hundred Thousand
shares of One Dollar each.
The  head  offlce  of the  Company  ln „,.-,*. xt/-.,--.™-*-. __. _  -.         ■_._,_.
this Province ls situate at Victoria, and TAKE *?0TI£B1 Jhat, Se?8S Biuatori,
David   McEwen  Eberts,   Barrister  and ?f Sanfa ?osa. California, baker, intends
Solicitor,   whose  address    ls    Viotoria _°,*m}y f°r permission to Purchase the
aforesaid, is the attorney for the Com- following described lands:
pany Commencing at a post planted sixty
The time of the existence of the Com- oha'ns ■«?<■ of the south-west corner of
pany Is fifty years from the 7th day or S?0H°2 1?" t2w.!3h1!,p  _• ra5J!e 5' ?? the
November   1908 risht bank oi the Nechaco River; thence
The Company is limited. westt 60 chains more or less to the south-
Given   under  by  hand   and   seal   of west corner of section 18; thence north
offlce at  Victoria,  Province of  British 60 ohains more or less to right bank of
Columbia, this Sixteenth day of Decern- Nechaco  River;  thence fo lowing said
ber,   one   thousand   nine   hundred   and rlver  down   stream  to  point   of  com-
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Mary Blake, of
Fernie, B. ©, man-led woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described land:
Commencing at a post planted at the
north-west * corner of section 12, of
township 16, range 5; thence south 40
chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains
to point of commencement and being the
north-west quarter of said section 12.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
"Companies' Aot, 1897.'
Province of British Columbia.
No. 469.	
This is to certify that the "Winnipeg
Oil Company, Limited," is authorised
and licensed to carry on business within
the Province of British Columbia, and
to carry out or effect all or any of the
objects of the Company to which the
legislative authority of the Legislature
of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company Is
situate at the City of Winnipeg, in the
Province of Manitoba.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is fifty thousand dollars, divided into flve hundred shares of one
hundred dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company in this
Province ls situate at the City of Victoria, and Andrew Wright, Financial
Agent, whose address is Victoria aforesaid, ls the attorney for the company.
Given  under  my  Hand ana  Seal  of
Offlce at Victoria,  Province of British
Columbia, this third day of February,
oue thousand nine hundred and nine.
(L. S). S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
To purchase, acquire, hold, and operate oil refineries, plant and machinery
of all kinds; to carry on the business
of buying, leasing, letting and selling
petroleum and oil lands; buying, selling,
producing and manufacturing all kinds
of oil and all products and compounds
thereof, and all articles and substances
of which oil is an ingredient; of sink-
ink, boring, making, putting down, and
building oil wells, and all buildings and
erections which may be requisite in connection therewith and of otherwise developing and operating upon petroleum
oil lands; of erecting, leasing, buying,
letting and selling oil refineries together
with all such buildings and works as
may be necessary in connection with tha
.production and sale of oil products and
all compounds thereof, and all sud-
stances and articles of which oil is an
ingredient; to manufacture, buy, sell,
and deal in oil producers, machinery,
supplies, and utensils of all kinds; to
carry on the business of storing, tanking and warehousing refined and crude
oil and all products and compounds
thereof, and all substances and articles
of which oil is an ingredient and granting warehouse receipts for the Same;
to construct, equip and operate pipe
lines and other contrivances or ap.
pliances for the transportation of 011;
the doing of all such other acts ana
things as are incidental or conducive
to the attainment of any of the objects
Solicitors for the said Company.
mencement and being about 180 aores of
said section 18.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
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(3) The objects for which this Company has been established and registered
1. To sue and be sued in any court
having   competent   jurisdiction   ln   any.        ;;■! •—:—
territory, state or country, domestic or      TAKE NOTICE that George Bateman,
foreign, where the said oorporpMon may of Moyie, B. C, rancher, intends to ap-
transaot business. Ply for permission to purchase the fol-
2. To make and use a comm in seal, 'owing described lands:
and to alter the same at pi a*, ure. Commencing at a post planted at the
3. To purchase, hold, mortgage, sell north-west corner of seotion 11, town-
and convey real and personal property ship 16, range 6; thence south 40 chains
of all kinds and description. thence east 80 chains, thence north 40
4. To appoint suoh officers, agents and chains, thence west 80 ohains to place of
servants as the business of the corpora- commencement and being the north-half
tlon shall require; to define their power, of said section 11.
to prescribe their duties and to fix their GEORGE BATEMAN.
compensations; to require of them such      November 13th, 1908. feb27
scurity as may b thought proper for the
fulfillment of their duties, and to remove
the mat will, except that no trustee shall
be removed from office unless by vote of
two-thirds of the stockholders, ln the
manner provided by the statute laws of
thB   T_.tem»t«Whv1il,nwH0nnf  in^n»i«t<,t,t  ot Chatham,Ontario, accountant, intends
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Anna Olson, of
Minneapolis, spinster, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following
described land:
Commencing at a post planted at the
north-east corner of section 12, township 16, range 6; thence south 80 chains,
thence west 40 chains, thence north 80
chains, thence east 40 chains to place of
commencement, being the east half of
said section 12.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
of DANIEL CARMODY, Deceased.
All persons having claims or demands
against the Estate of Daniel Carmody,
late of the City of Seattle, in the State
of Washington, deceased, are hereby
required to file their names and' addresses, with full particulars of their
claims and the nature of the securities,
if any, held by them, duly verified, on
or before the 16th day of February,
And notice is hereby given that after
the said date the Executor will proceed to distribute said Estate amongat
the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which he
shall then have had notice, and he shall
not be liable for the proceeds of the
said estate, or any part thereof, so distributed to any person of whose claims
he has not had notice at the time of
the distribution thereof.
Dated this 30th day of December, AD.
Of No. 918 Government Street, Victoria,
B.C., Solicitors for the Administrator.
Jan. 30.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that James S. Black,
with the laws of the State of Washington, or any state, territory or country
where   the   said   corporation   may   be
transacting business.
6. To prospeot for, enter upon, locate,
following described lands
Commencing at a post planted at the
south-east corner of section 14, township 16, range 6, thence west 40 chains,
November 13th, 1908. feb27
District of Coast.
,_i.. -_r.._..V Z- lS.?.  ™_.3%JE__iE_ thence north 60 chains, more or less to
2^ e('n,Pn.„v. 'wnr'i S I?SSi?_. htV i«tP rls" bank Pt Nechaco river, thenoe fol-
?,?,. IS?«n   n,!f_tl. -JS-Si^h»yo_,v" l0WlnB sa'd rlver east 40 chains, thenoe
ernment of the United States and of the hp„|nnin„ holm? ahmit •>nn _™«.n. ..m
Provinoe  of  British  Columbia,   or  the ??$,"„ ",-5        8
Province of the North-western Territory s<*-~uon l*-
or the Comlnlon of Canada, mining
claims and property and ledges containing veins, lodes and quartz-bearing gold,
silver, copper or other precious metals,
and to acquire mining claims both quartz
and placer, by all lawful means and to
develop and operate them for profit; to „_,„.„.T"_.—„         „  „
lease mining claims for the purpose of .TAKE NOTICE that Harry W. Bunn,
operating them, and to operate mining of Hooply, N. D., agent, Intends to ap-
clalms upon shares; to locate, Improve, Ply for permission to purchase the fol-
apquire, hold and use mill-sites nnd mill lowing described land:
properties,   to   divert,   appropriate   and Commencing at a post planted about
acquire water and water rights, and  to 60 chains east of the north-east corner
build flumes, aqueducts and the like for of section  7, township 18, range 6, on
the  diversion  and  use thereof,  and  to the  right  bank  of  the Nechaco  river;
construct, maintain and operate railways thence west 60 chains more or less to
and tramways to be used ln connection the   north-west   corner   of   section   7,
with mining properties, and to acquire thence south  80 chains, thence east 60
timber claims and timber lands and to chains  more  or less  to right  bank of
cut and manufacture such  timber ana Nechaco   river,   thence   following   said
use the same for the promotion of the river north SO chains to point of com-
mlnlng interests of the said corporation: mencement and being about 400 acres of
and to buy, mortgage, sell and generally  said section 7. 	
deal   ln   mining  claims  and   properties, .              HARRY W. BUNN.
both  placer and quartz, and to operate November 13th, 1908.                     feb27
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICB that Frances T. Batt,
of Portsmouth, England, married woman,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted at the
south-east corner of section 13, township 16, range 5; thence west 80 chains,
thence north 60 chains more or less to
right bank of Nechaco river; thence following said river east 80 chains, thence
south 60 chains more or less to point of
commencement and being about 480
acres of said section 13.
November 13th, 1908.
November 13th, 1908. feb27
In the matter of an Application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Tittle to
Part (146 acres) of Section 3, Otter
NOTICE is hereby given that lt ls
my Intention at the expiration of one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to Issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to above lands Issued
to Joseph Fiaement on the 16th day of
July, 1890, and numbered 10298a.
Land  Registry Offlce, Victoria, BX_,
the lst day of December, 1908.
Registra-General of Titles.
All persons having any claims or demands against the Estate of Pauline
Dougall, late of the City of Victoria,
In the Province of British Columbia,
deceased, are hereby required to Ille
their names and addresses, with full
particulars of their claims and the nature of the securities, if any, held by
them, duly verified, on or before the
16th day of February, 1909.
And notice ls hereby given that after
the said date the Administrator will
proceed to distribute said Estate
amongst the parties entitled thereto,
having regard only to the claims of
which he shall then have had notice,
or any part thereof, so distributed, to
any person of whose claim he has not
had notice at the time of the distribution thereof.
Dated this 30th day of December, AD.
Of No. i>\* Government Street, Victoria,
B.C., Solicitors for the Administrator.
Jan. 30.
In the matter of an Application for a
Duplicate Certlflcate of Title to Lot
30, Subdivision of Sections 3 and 4,
Fairfield Estate (Map 826) Victoria
Notice ls hereby given that lt ls my
intention at the expiration of one month
from the date of the first publication
hereof to issue a Duplicate Certlflcate
of Title to above land Issued to John
Sherburn on the 4th day of August,
1908,  and numbered  18349 C.
Land Registry O%oe, Victoria, B.C.,
the 19th day of January, 1909.
Feb. 27 Registrar-General of Titles.
SEALED applications for a charter to
operate a ferry over the Bella Coola
river, about 26 miles above the mouth,
will be received by the Honorable the
Minister of Public Works up to and Including the first day of March next.
Applicants must state the kind and
size of vessel lt ls proposed to use, the
method of operating and the tolls
which it ls proposed to levy for the
carriage of passengers, horses, vehicles
and cattle, etc.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Viotoria,  B.C.,  7th  January,  1909.
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^ A Lady's Utter if
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* By  BABBTTK. ^
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Dear Madge:
Do you want to know who are the
happiest women in the world? You
need not look for them in the ranks
of Court beauties; you will not find
a really happy woman among the
militant mock heroines who "rush"
the House of Commons and go to
a political meeting with a dog-whip
concealed beneath their coats. It is
only the unhappy, restless, discontented women who do these things,
women who crave excitement and
seek "a bubble reputation" by chaining themselves to a Parliamentary
grille or a mere man's area railings!
The serene, happy-hearted woman'
realises that "east, west, home is thc
best." She laughs at the notion that'
to sit by her own fireside and darn
stockings makes her a man's slave.
Her wise woman heart teaches her
the eternal truth that the hand which
rocks the cradle rules the world!'She
knows that a woman's most effective
weapons are love, sympathy, and influence. If it comes to a hand-to-
hand tussle with man, the woman is
bound to get the worst of it.
Dog-whips are such cheap and ineffective weapons for women to use
against men. It is as though an infant inarms were to attack its mother
with a "baby comforter."
The woman who harangues the
crowd in Trafalgar Square, resists
the police, and glories in being carried off to Hololway Prison is not a
happy person. She adopts these unnatural tactics—as some men take to
drink—because she is disappointed,
or, like Peter Pan, has never really
grown up. Perhaps she has failed to
make her home and husband happy,
perhaps nobody has "come to woo and
wed her."
For some reason or another she
has not fulfilled the natural and only
happy destiny of a woman—contented
wife and motherhood. So she joins a
Votes for Women procession, hugs »
banner instead of a baby in her arms,
and tries to persuade herself that she
is having a glorious time. The desire
to march about the streets behind a
brass band is a new form of feminine
fretfulness because life somehow has
gone Wrbng,
Old-time women, when marriage or
love affairs turned out badly, sought
refuge in a convent. The twentieth
century woman soothes her heartaches by making a militant much ado
about nothing in public places.
Meanwhile her happy, sensible sister is cultivating the charm of the
womanly woman. She loves her home,
her husband, and children in the good
old-fashioned way. She minds her
own business—and her business is to
create a delightful, happy home, to
bring up her bairns as honourable,
industrious citizens, to look after their
souls and bodies, to be a kind, unselfish helpmate to her husband, a
staunch friend and neighbour, charitable to the poor, using her God-given
woman talents in ri womanly way.
For "life is lo- c and love is home,"
and the only woman who is really
happy is the one who takes this motto
for her life's text.
The Suffragette talks loudly of a
woman's duty to the State. But a
woman who bears and trains healthy,
moral and sensible sons and daughters
in a happy home is doing the noblest-
possible work for the State. She is
more of an empire builder than if she
were a militant M. P.
I cannot help suspecting that the
fighting Suf-igette is the logical result of th•■ exasperated wave of field
sports for vv*mi i .hich has passed
over the mo-Jern girls' school. Scrimmages on the hockey field perhaps
give young women a taste for scrimmages at Suffragette gatherings.
There has been a very striking decline in domesticity since girls overdid athletics. Cooking, stocking-
mending, and the quiet fireside virtues seem dull to a girl who "stars"
about the country with a hockey team.
The love of home is not so strong
among modern "athletic girls" as it
was a generation back. Which is a
great pity. For the only road leading
to lasting happiness for women lies
ajong the quiet paths of hearth and
*   *   *
In an argument against college for
girls, which appeared some time ago
in a journal that stands pre-eminently
for culture, it was contended that the
college not only demands just those
four years during which the girl
would naturally take up social life,
and develop acquaintance, but that
its ideals and course of sturiy put her
out of sympathy with the ambitions
and interests of the girls and men
of her caste.
Although it seemed peculiar tn
meet such views in a journal of leading and light, those who have intimate acquaintance with modern progressive mothers know that this problem of college or no college for
their girls is one with which they all
wrestle; that, while the many advantages of college experience are
appreciated, they are outweighed in
large measure by the fact that its
training, and th influence of association with fellow students, so changes
the girl's point of view that the
eligible men in her own class cease
to interest her, and that a good marriage, in the sense in which that term
is used socially, loses its glitter.
Anxious for the social success of her
daughter naturally the mother does
not regard with favour a course of
study which may kill her ambition
for social preferment, and yet, if she
is progressive, she does not feel altogether justified in withholding from
her child latter-day opportunities for
intellectual development. Herein lies
the problem which she worries over
for years, and usually decides in the
No better illustration than that of
stunting a girl intellectually and depriving her of the inestimable experience of college life, because of the
fear that she may marry out of her
class, could.be adduced to prove the
truth of the contention that we are
a long way, as yet, from practicing
social democracy. To deprive the
girl of higher education is far more
reprehensible than foreign practices
in regard to which we are most virtuously indignant, and the time will
come when the force of public opinion will demand justice, not only for
the girl's sake, but also for that of
the nation. Those mothers who substitute the ideals of caste for those
of culture, cripple their daughters intellectually, and stunt them morally.
The New Grand.
With a single exception the most
expensive bill that has ever been presented at the New Grand will be offered for the entertainment of the
patrons during the coming week. The
big feature was seen at the same
theatre some two years ago, but it
returns bigger and better than ever
and has been doubling the business
played to at that time all over the
circuit. It is a comedy dog playlet.,
one of the neatest, cleanest and funniest ever seen on the stage, and is
under the management of Mr. J. Al.
Coin. There are eight or ten dogs,
dressed in appropriate costume, the
setting representing the main street
of Dogvillc, lined with residences, a
saloon, a cafe and a police station,
with railroad tracks at the up-stage
end. Thc dogs carry out a fifteen
minute comedy so cleverly that thc
audience is kept in a roar of laughter,
yet not a person is seen, nor a word
spoken during the entire act. Errac,
a protean violinist, will prove a favorite with his music specially in a
make-up roughly resembling that of
David Warfield in "The Music. Master. His instrument has a sweet tone
and he plays good music. The Five
Borsinis, acrobats and globe rollers,
are the latest European importation
to the circuit and are said to have r_
sensational act. Franklyn Ardelle &
Co., will present a comedy sketch
entitled "Catastrophe," and a new illustrated song, moving pictures and
overture will make up the other
Bigger  and  better  than  ever,  with
Teddy Webl|  Mabel Day,  Carl
Haydn and an augmented
Chorus in
Daintiest  of all Comic  Operas.
Popular Prices—25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00.
Sale, opens; 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16th.
"The Season's Biggest Musical
The Peerless
Late "Mary" jn F. M. Cohan's
"45 Minutes From Broadway."
Great Cast aiid Girl Chorus.
Prices—-25c; 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50.
The New Grand
SULLIVAN a CONS!*INE,    fro*.I.Mrs.
St.n.(«m.nt •f.ROBT. JAMICS9N
Coin's Dogs
In the Satire on Village Life
The Most Remarkable  Dog Act
on the Stage.
The European Sensation
In a Thrilling Exhibition on
Protean Violinist in a Tone Picture
"The,jStteet Musician."
Comedy Sketch-
By Alice Davenport.
THOS. J. PRICE, Song Illustrator
M. Nagel, Director.
Souvenir d' Andalousie, Bolero,.
By Irene Favarger.
"The Helnuman & Co. Piano Is the
Standard ot Artistic Excellence."
Its many triunipha po to make up a
large chapter in the musical history of
this country.'- The history of music in
Ganada would be incomplete without
;this chapter.   The,
Heintzman & Co.
(Made by Ye Clcle Flrmtof:
Helntzman (i Co.)
whether upright or grand is a piano
distinctive ofitself—beautiful in artistic
design, without a rival in supremacy of
musical construction.
Dream Didn't Come True.
Professor (at chemistry examination)—Under what combination is
gold released most quickly?
Some Reasons Why
The Western Canada Wood Pulp and Paper Co., Ltd., of Vic*,
toria, has been organized for the purpose of erecting on Quatsino
Sound, Vancouver Island, a modern plant for the manufacture
of wood pulp, newspaper, paper box board, and a general line of
wrapping paper. It has no patents, no new schemes for the
manufacture of pulp or paper, or no mysterious or intricate processes for the manufacture of these products. The company have
acquired 86 square miles of pulp limits in and around Quatsino
Sound, including a 20,000 inch water record at the above point and
the ambition of the directors is to make this plant one of the most
modern and up-to-date paper mills of Canada. When fully com--
plete the mill will have a capacity of 600 tons of news and wrapping
paper per week, and we are confident that We will have the wood
pulp division, with a weekly capacity of 100 tons of pulp, in operation by December ist of this year. Mr. Chas. B. Pride, of Apple-
ton, Wis., who has been engaged as architect and engineer, has
made arrangements to rush every department of the work and is
confident of having the first division of the big plant in operation
before the end of the year. Mr. Pride is one of the most eminent
authorities in the United States and Canada on the erection of pulp
and paper mills, having built more than 50 of the leading paper
mills of the country. Our splendid water power and the low cost
of pulp wood will enable us to turn out news and wrapping paper
at less than $30.00 per ton, and our proximity to the great Oriental
markets will give us a splendid advantage over American or
European manufacturers. News is now jobbing on the Australia,
New Zealand and Japan and China markets at from $50.00 to $55.00
per ton, and we are able to secure a freight rate from Victoria
to these points at from $3.00 to $5.00 per ton. The Oriental
markets annually consume millions of dollars of news and wrapping
and on account of our geographical position and facilities for
manufacture every dollar of this vast trade rightly and properly
belongs to British Columbia. For the last two years there has
been a universal shortage of wood pulp and paper. The demand
greatly exceeds the supply and in consequence the entire product
of the majority of the big mills are booked for the present year.
No industry, not even mining itself, has such splendid prospects
from the viewpoint of investment as the manufacture of wood pulp
and paper in British Columbia. At present it is impossible to
secure stock in the majority of the operating paper mills of
Canada, and there is no reason why the plant which we are now
erecting should hot pay conservatively 10 per cent, better dividends
than eastern mills.* We have cheaper pulp wood and an eminent
advantage in regard to markets. If the pulp and paper mills of
Ontario and Quebec can pay good dividends, we can do even
better in British Columbia. What we want is not only one, but
ten mills in western Canada in order to supply the constantly
increasing home trade and that of the Orient. Why should the
people of this province annually import hundreds of carloads of
paper 3,000 miles from the east when we can manufacture it more
cheaply at home. Let us get together and build up our own
industries and develop our own country. Every pulp and paper
mill established in British Columbia means a new town of from
1,000 to 5,000 population aud the employment of hundreds of
people. Let us get together. What others have done, we also can
We now offer for subscription the remainder of the first issue of
300,0007 per cent. Preference Shares, in blocks of 100 shares at $1
per share. Payments, 15 per cent, on application, 15 per cent, in
30 days; balance 10 per cent, per month.
The preference shares are entitled to a cumulative preferential
dividend of 7 per cent, per annum, payable before any dividend is
paid on the ordinary stock. After 7 per cent, has been paid upon
both the outstanding preferred and ordinary shares, both shares
thereafter participate equally. We are confident that the preferred
shares will eventually pay from 25 per cent, to 50 per cent, annual
COL. HENRY APPLETON, Royal Engineer, retired, Director
British Canadian Wood Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.
CHARLES J. V. SPRATT, President Victoria Machinery Depot,
DR. LEWIS HALL, Mayor of Victoria, B.C.
CHARLES LUGRIN, Editor "Colonist," Victoria, B.C .
W. K. HOUSTON, Member W. K. Houston & Co., Victoria.
JOSEPH McPHEE, Gen'l Merchant, Cumberland and Courtenay.
F. J. MARSHALL, formerly Asst. Manager National Bk. of India.
FREDERICK APPLETON, Director M. R. Smith & Co., Ltd.,
GREELY KOLTS, Director and Fiscal Agent British Canadian
Wood Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.
Royal Bank of Canada, Bankers and Reference.
Address all subscriptions for shares -direct to the head office of the
Company, 638 View St., Victoria, B.C.
Western Canada Wood Pulp
and Paper Co., Ltd.
Meals, 25c and up.
Rooms, 25c and up.
You'll find what you have been
looking for here at a
price to suit.
Telephone 841.
Empire Hotel and
A. LIPSKY, Proprietor.
Will open today.
Milne Block, 46-48 Johnson St.
In the matter of an Application for
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lo
31, Range 3, Coast District.
Notice Is hereby given that it is ml
intention at the expiration of one montl
from the date of the first publication
hereof, to Issue a Duplicate Certiflcatj
of Title to said lands Issued to Roberf
Morris Thompson on the 15th Januarjj
1903, and numbered 8398C.
Land  Registry Office,  Victoria,  B.C
the 3rd day of February, 1909.
mch. 6 Registrar-General. ■
NOTICE ls hereby given that .tbe Rd
serve on Lot 29a, Range 4, Coast Dlq
trict, is cancelled.
Deputy Commissioner of
Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 15th October, 1908.


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