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Array Ballantine,
Jenkinson & Co.
THE NEW FIRM
Real Estate, Insurance and
Financial Agents  •
■heptane 3415 1219 Langley St.
The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review.
Published at Victoria, B. C.
HALL
fef WALKER
Agents
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83.
Tenth Year
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1912
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
RICHARD McBRIDE, K.C.M.G.
—His   Majesty,  King  George,  has
J been graciously pleased to recognise
Irilliant  services of  the  Premier of
Ih Columbia to Canada and the Em-
|_y conferring on him the honourable
of knighthood and he will hereafter
fnown    as    Sir    Richard    McBride,
M.G.    Such honours are conferred
[constitutional lines and.although there
trying degrees of merit in the favoured
pts, the advisers Of His Majesty have
k been keen to bring under his notice
Ivho have served him conspicuously.
Ich it will be admitted that few have
[deserved the honour than the youth-
Iccessful and Imperial statesman who
Ine so much to lift his native province
[position where it is the cynosure of
The youngest Premier in the Em-
tr Richard McBride is, in comparison
|ny, one of the most energetic and
Imperialists as well as one of the
faithful, hard-working Departmental
|ers.  He has for nearly ten years pre-
Dver the destinies of a Province, the
in t'lie J^fiiiiiion, the most difficult
Idle, tlie most progressive and the one
is confronting the two greatest Im-
Iproblems, that of Naval Defense and
[al Immigration.   His stand on these
ons has made him a marked man; he
[isisted every endeavour to relax the
Vhich he has been able to erect against
Oriental  horde;   he  has  nailed  liis
Is to the mast, on the Naval question
\i all Canadians has been the most
itive in urging that Canada should do
lity.   His historic phrase is that the
Government cannot do too much
British Columbia.   But that the news
Is signal honour comes as The Week
|ng to press, it would have been a
of love to have dealt at length with
[chard McBride's public career. There
jy time to say that no public servant
Jrved his Country and his King better;
lio man is more devoutly loyal to the
lh Throne and Constitution, and that
J is no one in the public eye to whom
■fellow-countrymen  are   looking   with
er anticipations of a still more brilliant
than Sir Richard McBrTtte, K.€*.MJ3.
IEGRETTABLE—It   is   indeed   regrettable that there should be any
difference of opinion between ex-
lier Laurier and Sir Richard McBride
le subject of Imperial Naval Defense,
[regrettable because all sober men, who
lot blinded by political partizanship,
I made up their minds that it is not a
question, and therefore that it is a
Ikejto discuss it on party lines.   It is
Ittable because the longer the subject
rsued on such lines the less does it re-
to the credit of the man to whom
Idian interests were entrusted when the
let was discussed at the London Con-
Ice ;of 1909.   If Sir Wilfrid Laurier
liad the grace to admit that he had
nderstood • and, unconsciously, misre-
mtecl Canadian opinion in the matter,
] would have been nothing more to be
His mistake would have been'rele-
to the limbo of political blunders long
Len and forgotten.    But neither Sir
lid Lav.ier nor his ill-advised press
Is are willing that the people of Canada
Id forget his mistaken attitude in this
Ir, and so, in order if possible to cover
_ tracks, they are attacking Sir Richard
fide for saying that the doctrine pro-
by Sir Wilfrid Laurier to the effect
|t is possible for England to be at war
Canada at peace is one that has never
taken   seriously   by   the   Canadian
le.   The attempt to wriggle out of the
lus logical meaning of Sir Wilfrid's
Inent deceives nobody.   If his words
liot mean what Sir Richard McBride
[ and what the country understood, they
meant nothing. At the time Sir Wilfrid
made the speech referred to he elaborated
the statement by pointing out that an appeal must be made to the Canadian Parliament before the Canadian Navy could
take part in any war in which the Empire
might be engaged. Whatever else this
statement might have meant, it certainly
meant that the participation of the Canadian people in an Imperial war would not
be automatic, and therefore obviously, if
it had to be a matter of reference, delay
and possibly abstention might result. In
commenting on this attitude Sir Richard
McBride said: "I am quite satisfied that
the consensus of opinion in' Canada is
strongly condemnatory of this theory of Sir
Wilfrid Laurier's. England's wars and
troubles are ours, and we will never hesitate to stand up and take our part as loyal
Britishers towards the maintenance and
strengthening of the Empire." This is the
Canadian attitude; it is not in line with
the "Little England" policy whicii saw no
danger in Reciprocity, and which was
afraid to be as generous even as New Zealand in contributing to Imperial Defense.
Just how small the policy of Sir Wilfrid
Laurier was can be best understood by a
reference to the Sessional Papers of 1910
which contain the minutes of the Imperial
Defense Conference held in London in July,
1909. On page 26 of Sessional Papers,
No. 29a, "Proceedings of the Imperial Conference," we read: "While on naval strategical considerations it was thought that a
"Fleet Unit on the Pacific as outlined by
"the Admiralty might in the future form an
"acceptable system of naval defense it was
"recognised that Canada's double seaboard
"rendered the provision of such a Fleet
"Unit unsuitable for the present." Why?
Especially bearing in mind that New Zealand and Australia had already contributed
a battleship each, which had been designated
by. the Admiralty "a generous contribution."
Because "it was represented on the part of
"the Admiralty that it would be difficult
"to make" any suggestion or to formulate
"any plans without knowing approximate)v
"THE SUM OF MONEY which Canada
"would spend." Then the minutes go on
to say that an annual expenditure of
$3,000,000 was first suggested and then reduced to $2,000,000 to place two "Bristols"
on the Pacific and one "Bristol" and four
destroyers on the Atlantic Coast; and with
that pious suggestion of the Canadian representative the matter rested—and still
rests.
SEYMOUR NARROWS—The Deputation which went to Ottawa primarily to lay before Mr. Borden the
details of the Seymour Narrows project,
availed themselves of the opportunity to discuss with the Premier other matters of
great importance to the Coast. Of the
Seymour Narrows Bridge it is only necessary to say that the case presented by the
delegation was as complete and convincing
as could possibly be prepared. On historic,
constitutional, national, provincial and local
grounds, it was demonstrated that Vancouver Island is entitled to the bridge, that
there is justification for asking for it in
the commercial development of the Island
and that it will assume National, not to say
Imperial, importance with the opening of
the Panama Canal. Mr. Borden gave an
assurance that the matter would be investigated in the near future, and that by the
next session of Parliament it would be in
shape for discussion in the House. As Parliament will meet early in November there
should not be any further anxiety that the
matter will be fully and fairly ventilated,
and with the backing of the Provincial
Government already guaranteed by Premier
McBride there should be no difficulty in
procuring such aid from the Dominion
Government as will ensure the carrying out
of the project.
VICTORIA HARBOUR—The second
important public work presented to
Mr. Borden by the Vancouver
Island Delegation was the construction of
a breakwater at Victoria. It is not necessary to recapitulate what has been done in
this matter before. The satisfactory
feature of the interview is that Mr. Borden
endorsed the project, endorsed the proposals of Engineer Coste, stated that specifications were being prepared and that tenders would be asked for in about two
months from date. It is not likely that
Mr. Borden, who, apart from the official
responsibility of his utterances is most careful ancl conservative in the matter of making promises, would have gone as far as
this if there was to be any delay in carrying
out the work. It has already been pointed
out that the $500,000 appropriated for the
current year is as much as can be expected;
what is wanted is to get to work as quickly
as possible, and local pressure must be continually exerted, not only with respect to
the breakwater, but also with respect to
dredging and drilling in the Inner Harbour.
It is nothing but constant pressure from
local representatives which has brought
about the double shifting of the dredging
and drilling plants, and when that costly
failure, the "Lobnitz," has been remodelled
at the cost of $10,000 and the loss of two
months' work, it may be expected that good
and efficient work will be done. In this
connection The Week would point out that
there is no resident engineer in charge of
the Victoria Harbour Works. There is
already sufficient work under way to justify this appointment. Mr. Worsfold and
Mr. Bayfield, two thoroughly competent and
highly respected engineers, are non-resident,
and the efficiency of their services would be
greatly enhanced if there were a local engineer working under their direction. Such
an appointment would make for efficiency
and economy, to say nothing of expedition.
CANADIAN INVESTMENTS—Toronto Saturday Night, whicii by the
way has taken a new lease of life in
its front page, has taken hold of Joe Martin's speech in the British House of Commons in which he asked for a Commission
to investigate Canadian "wild cats," and
preached a sermon to British Columbia promoters. Saturday Night might well have
taken a more sane view of the situation.
It is not a fact, in spite of the Rossland
boom, that British Columbia has bred more
"wild cats" than other Provinces of the
Dominion which could be named. Anyone
familiar with the commercial history of Canada for the last fifteen years will bear
out this statement, and will be apt to recall
the millions that have been lost in promotions engineered exclusively in the offices of
Toronto brokers. Even the Rossland boom,
which collapsed with the sensational fall of
War fugle, inflicted its severest blow on investors through the agency of Messrs.
Goodman & Blackstock, and among the Canadian captains of finance who have taken
millions of money from the pockets of
British investors for "wild cats" may bc
classed the names of men who arc household gods today in the city of Toronto and
some of whom have received even Imperial
recognition. So the less Saturday Night
says about British Columbia "wild cats'' the
better. The real point of Mr. Martin's
latest vagary is that British investors
should bear in mind the time-honoured
monition "caveat emptor"—especially where
Toronto promoters are concerned.
THE CITY ENGINEER—Mr. C. 11.
Rust, for fourteen years City Engineer of Toronto, for thirty-live
years an honoured employee of tlie Queen
City, lias settled down in full control
and direction of our civic engineering works. Much is expected of Mr. Rust,
both on account of his reputation and re
commendations, and because Victoria badly
needed "much' 'at the hands of her new
City Engineer. The one thing which everyone hopes and believes is that Mr. Rust
will insist on exercising absolute control of
his department. The Week is quite aware
that this has already been stipulated, but
without any disrespect to the members of
the present or future Councils it is safe
to say that the fulfilment of that condition
will depend on the Engineer and not on the
Council. There are probably fewer malignant influences operating in civic affairs in
Victoria than in any city of equal size, but
there are some influences adverse to economic management, and the exercise of strict
discipline. These are the influences which
Mr. Rust will have to combat before many
moons pass, and it will depend entirely
on his firmness in his first encounter
whether he reclines for the future on a bed
of roses, or a bed of thorns.
THE POLICE FORCE—Victoria is
proud of its police force, and has
every confidence in its respected
Chief, in his assistant, and in the head of
the Detective Department, but there is
something wrong with the rank and file, and
the sooner the Chief ancl the Police Commissioners recognise the fact the better.
There is a general slackness, a lack of
smartness, an air of indifference and untidiness which ill accords with the traditions
of the force. No doubt some excuse may
be offered for this in the rapid growth of
the City, ancl the large addition made to
the force in a short time, but these do not
justify the slouchy, unsportsmanlike manners whicii have crept into the force, arid
which are destructive of discipline'and
morale. What is wanted is a goocl drill
sergeant, and a physical director. In other
cities policemen are not •illowed to chew
or smoke whilst on duty.
TWO POEMS—The Week has received many congratulations on the
two splendid poems which appeared
in a recent issue, and in reply to enquiries
begs to say that it is indebted for "The
Lay of the Remittance Man" to Captain
Walbran, who fished it up from a box of
old documents where it had lain for twenty
years. He received it from Mr. Goffin, who
left Victoria for the Old Country in 1893
and Captain Walbran has not since heard
of him. If any of the readers of The
Week know anything of his subsequent
career will they please communicate. The
other poem on the "Auto Ride from Oak
Bay to the City," would everywhere be
recognized as from the pen of our brilliant
townsman, Mr. Herrick McGregor, who has
no living superior as a parodist, ancl whose
work can only be compared with that of
Owen Seaman in Punch and Arthur
Guiterman in Life.
GRAIN ELEVATOR —The Week-
has waited a long time for the right
man to say something on the subject of a grain elevator in Victoria. The
history of the subject does not furnish very
pleasant rea ling, and it has remained for
Mr. R. T. Elliott to put his linger on the
weak spot. Xo man in the community is
better able, or has more right, to tell Victorians plainly that it is their own fault if
they are side-tracked by Vancouver in thc
matter of grain elevators. While Victoria
has been talking, Vancouver has been acting. Strong representations have been
made to the Dominion Government and influential public men have been induced to
support Vancouver as the most suitable
point for grain shipment) but, more than
that, a number of Vancouver business men
have banded themselves together, formed
an Elevator Company and will soon bc prepared to commence the active work of
(Continued on Page u) THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1912
As a rule my column is devoted,
more or less, principally more, to
kicks. These are registered, either as
the result of my own observation or
in response to the request of readers
who never fail to turn in their complaints to The Week office. The result is that the Lounger column has
long been recognised as the channel
through which complaints may be
made. Looking back for the past
eight years I find that it would take
a great deal more space than is at my
disposal merely to tabulate the suggestions for improvements which have
been made. It however affords me
not a little gratification to record the
fact that so many of my kicks have
reached the right spot and have led
to the removal of many nuisances and
the introduction of improvements.
For years 1 hammered away about
the dust nuisance, and this has been
remedied by the paving of so many
of our business streets, and the excellence of the sweeping and watering
carried on at night has removed the
last cause for complaint in the central parts of the City. I think, however, that something could be done
to lay the dust in the suburbs, and on
all streets that are not actually paved.
There are many systems which have
been adopted in different cities, the
most generally successful being oiling. I am sure that there are a few
streets in Victoria, like Cook street,
that could be kept decent at very
little cost, and now that the automobile touring season is on it seems a
pity that the benefit of our improve-'
ments should be marred by a few
dusty streets.
* *   *
I have been asked to call attention
to the fact that although the Ross
Bay Sea Wall has been finished a few
months, and the filling at the back of
the same completed more than a
month ago, no steps have yet been
taken towards fencing the wall, laying thc sidewalk or paving the road.
I know the answer will be that the
authorities have been waiting for the
filling to "settle," but I would point
out that this has nothing to do with
the fencing, and in the case of the
Dallas Road Sea Wall the fencing
was attended to immediately the wall
was finished, and long before any
commencement was made on the
pavemBnt. Whilst on this subject may
I also point out that the embankment
on the Dallas Road for three or four
hundred yards along the Ross Bay
Sea Wall is in a very dangerous condition for lack of a permanent fence.
The levelling off of the embankment
has narrowed the roadway considerably, and automobiles and teams
rounding Clover Point will run
serious risks when the present season draws to a close.
* *   *
I should like to call the attention
of the Sanitary Inspector to a plague
spot whicii is in existence on the east
side of Commercial Alley, a street
which connects Bastion Square with
Yates Street. On the side mentioned
there is a pile of rotting vegetable
matter, which at the time of my visitation was the picnic ground of a large,
but by no means select, number of
members of a Fly Social. I should
recommend the official who has the
proud duty of ordering the cleaning
up of such spots to pour a few jolts
of scent on his handkerchief before
making his preliminary inspection, as
by the time he reaches the place the
effluvium whicii greeted me will probably have gained in strength. It is
not much good having anti-fly campaigns carried on in the daily press
if such breeding-grounds are to bc
left unmolested right in the heart of
thc city, and close to the premises of
a big firm which indirectly supplies
the large majority of Victorians with
their fruit and vegetables. 1 shall be
interested in taking bi-weekly strolls
past this particular spot and will give
reports as to its condition, it being
too much, as I know by experience,
to   expect  it  to  be  cleaned   up  this
summer.
* *   -tt
Apropos to the frame of mind in
whicii I was when I had inspected
Commercial Alley, a complaint found
its way to me with reference to the
condition of Foul Bay this summer.
Now I have not been down to that
charming part of Victoria this summer, so 1 cannot speak from personal
experience, but my informant is a
resident in that neighbourhood and
he tells me that rubbish of all kinds
is being deposited round the bay,
both on the beach and throughout the
undergrowth which fringes upon it.
If this is so, and I have no reason to
doubt the truth of the report, it is a
scandalous thing. I have written of
Foul Bay before, and have had occas
ion to write things which did not
make nice reading; consequently last
year conditions were much better
than they were previously. It would
be a pity if they were to revert to
their former state. Foul Bay, and its
neighbour, Shoal Bay, are two of the
most charming bits of coast in the
close vicinity of the city; they afford
idyllic camping grounds, and due consideration on the part of the residents,
permanent and otherwise, coupled
with strong representations and frequent inspections by the authorities
would prevent their becoming hotbeds of disease and incubators for
pestilential flies.
* *   *
The question of providing seats for
the weary worker who likes to spend
the closing hours of the day in quiet
contemplation of the beauties of the
Harbour has been urged in print more
than once. It has been contended
that there is no room for such seats
on the Causeway itself, without trespassing on the Empress grounds, but
this, contention hardly holds good in
the face of facts. A few seats could
be placed in the recesses on the west
side and as a matter of fact the pedestrian traffic up and down the east side
is not of such magnitude that it
would be impeded by a row of iron
seats. However, there is one place
where such luxuries might be provided and where they could be in nobody's way and that is at the bottom of the embankment on the south
side of the Harbour. Here there is
an ideal place to sit and ruminate
provided that the time for rumination
is not chosen coincident with that at
whicii the Empress laundry floods the
Harbour with its off-scourings. Personally, the Inner Harbour does not
strike me as a place for meditation;
as a rule it is a place to pass by hurriedly, and with suspended breath.
But tastes differ, and it appears that
there are many people who are so
keen on ozone that they will take any
substitute, and if they like it, why
not let them have it in comfort?
* *   *
The sidewalk on the north side of
Yates Street, between Douglas and
the Carnegie Library affords a
"chronic kick" and it is about time,
especially as there is a new engineer
on the scene, that some further remarks were made about it. One portion of the sidewalk has sunk and is
a good inch below the level nf the
rest. This is dangerous and will result in a broken leg or a badly twisted
ankle some day. I have written and
written about this, but so far my
efforts havc not been attended by any
success. I am not discouraged, however; all things come to him who
waits, provided that he wails iong
enough and makes enough noise
whilst so doing. Other improvements
have been effected after prolonged
"howling" on my part, and there is a
good possibility of this man-crap being removed before the city .8 called
upon to pay damages, provi !i'd that
I continue turning the tap on the unwilling stone.
We have all been brought up from
our infancy to know that when you
want to know the time you have to
ask a policeman, though it is true
that this rule has been somewhat
modified of late years, and there are
men and women who make a point of
ringing up "Central",in order to obtain the desired information. However, up to the present it has not been
necessary for the time-seeker to consult the man in blue on Government
Street, because there has always been
a clock standing outside Messrs. Challoner & Mitchell's store, which has
faithfully answered all public demands. But now the establishment
has changed hands and the premises
are moved to the Central Building,
ancl the question arises as to what will
happen to the clock. We must have a
clock there. We are accustomed to
set our watches by the clock at the
corner of Fort and Government as we
come up from the Post-office in the
morning; we are accustomed to regulate our appetites by it when our
ur.cle has afforded us the means of
satisfying them in return for our own
time-pieces, and, in short, there are
no two ways about it, we must have
a clock there. It is hardly likely that
the successors to Messrs. Challoner
& Mitchell will make the city a present of the clock, but we mu'»t have
a clock there. It is possible that the
continued existence of the cljck there
is threatened by the enforcement of
the street by-law regulating signs; but
we must have a clock there. The
question is then, what are we going
to do about it? The City Hail clock
is useless, so far as that portion of
the city is concerned which is not
Douglas street. Government street is
still the principal street in the town
and, as you will readily admit—we
really must have a clock there.
Mustn't we? Of course we must. I
am glad that you agree with the
C&T-
""fco-^ey.
P.S.—If you really agree, you might
impress on your friends the fact that
we must have a clock there.
The Enervating
Effects
Of the hot weather may be most satisfactorily
counteracted by the judicious use of
G. H. Mumm & Co.'s
Champagne
Cordon Rouge Vintage, 1900-1904. The very life
of the grape, most healthful of fruits, all the
sunshine and zest gathered as it ripened in the
vineyard, is stored in this beverage. Because of its
purity and age, it is deservedly known as
"THE MONARCH OF WINP.S"
Call    for   it   at   all    hotels,   clubs   and   bars.
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Victoria
Wholesale Agents for B. C.
Vancouver
Nelson
A. W. Bridgman
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Agei
Conveyancer and Notary Public
Established 1858
Agent
Commercial   Union  Assurance Co.,   Ltd.
of London, England
Canada Accident Insurance Company
Imperial Underwriters' Corporation
Northern  Counties  Investment Trust,   Limited
of Bradford, England.
1007 Government Street
Victoria, B. (
739 Yates St.
Phone 1391
Campers!  Look at these
Blankets
They're exactly what you want and you
never before saw or heard of such value.
Strong and durable.
CREAM WOOL BLANKETS
with blue stripe borders, our price per pair
$2.25   $2.75   $3.25
Keep Out the Flies without Window Screens
Mosquito Netting is Cheaper and Better
You simply tack it on the outside of the window frame and you can open the windows any height
you like. It looks better than window screens and doesn't cost half as much. For $1.00 you
can buy all you require for a five-room bungalow.    In white or green and our special price ia only,
7 1-2 Cents per Yard
GORDONS, LTD.--Victoria's Ideal Store THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1912
Chantecler
Mice the press of the Continent
0 countries is agreed in damn-
ude Adams' representation of
cler" with faint praise.     In-
uch praise as she gets is not
hantecler,"    but    for    Maude
We are reminded of her gra-
ersonality, of her sweet char-
f her lofty reputation, of her
uality and even of her former
but never of her work as
ler—and the press is right.   A
mentabk   failure   was never
>y a great actress, and appar-
e is the only person who does
w it.    Maude Adams played
cler" as if she thoroughly en-
aixl yet, it is marvellous that
gent an actress has absolute-
onceptiqn  of  the  true  char-
Rostand's masterpiece.-  She
ably keep on deluding her-
Jmany other members of her
|ve done, until the box-office
tell the true story, ancl then
revert to one of, those exqui-
tions which she has made all
ii, and which she can depict
han  any  living  actress.    No
a    greater    admiration   for
\dams in 'her own sphere than
and no one felt more luimili-
her futile and  abortive  at-
to  tackle  a  character  which
|r the most robust, virile and
is    masculinity.      Not    even
Walsh in her most raucous
aid have handled the character
ch  Rostand  cast  M.   Guitry;
not only could no living wo-
y  the  part   properly,  but  I
Maude Adams is not the only
|o would  venture to try, and
respects she is less fitted than
others I might name.    One
approve even her reading of
t,   which   lacked   the   dignity
iviction which rings in every
te of Rostand's "Chantecler."
rd to have to say all this about
brilliant and popular actress,
s the truth, ancl indeed soilless than the whole truth.  The
on lay in the novelty of a play
nted  by   birds   and   animals.
:a is as old as the hills and is
ed from the early Greek plays,
stand has made the most of it
would have given a great deal
seen the original company in
Here it has degenerated into
ing nearly approaching a bur-
an'd  the  fact  that the  only
ible words spoken of the per-
ce refer to the scenic effects,
unting and staging, is a suffi-
ondemnation.     The   lines   of
d are superb;   the philosophy
d; the inferences are true; the
is well pointed.    To read the
an intellectual delight; to wit-
on a large stage, played by a
ent company would be a dra-
reat of the highest order.   To
iurlesqued by a dainty piece of
lity,     whose     highest     effort
be to realize the demands of
1 pheasant, and a band of
re players with no special
ations is a sight to make the
laugh, and the angels weep.
The Spring Maid
Wednesday   night   the Spring
which  was  so  favourably re-
here last year, was represented
Victoria Theatre. First im-
ns were confirmed. It is, tak-
rything into consideration, the
tractive and entertaining of re-
lusical comedies. Its attrac-
s is greatly enhanced by the
charm ancl youthfulness of the
ungarian principal, Mizzi Ha-
d by the excruciatingly funny
f Mr. George McNaughton, an
_d London "comique." But
liese two stars did most of the
t shining, there were others
dmirably filled their assigned
md there was no weak spot in
st, The chorus was tl.e best
lere for a long time, the voices
being good and well trained; indeed,
the musical features of the representation were strongly in evicier.ee
and contrasted favourably wilh recent
productions. The scenery was above
the average; indeed, the last scene
was a dream of beauty, and might
well have been transferred entirely
from a London pantomime. Altogether it is a pleasure to be able to
offer the management hearty congratulations on re-booking an excellent attraction and on "selling out"
the house.
—Momus
The Williams Stock Company
The Williams Stock Company,
which proved such a popular institution in Victoria last year, opened their
summer season last Wednesday evening at the Princess Theatre (A. O.
U. W. Hall, Yates street). It was a
happy omen for the success of the
season that the theatre was crowded
ancl. the large audience testified to the
full their appreciation of the play offered for their delectation, viz., "The
Lion ancl the Mouse." In this play
Miss Mildred Page, who bids fair to
become an even greater favourite
than her predecessor, Miss Pinkie
Mullaly, was seen to great advantage, and her sympathetic rendering
of the difficult role of Sherley Ross-
more evoked much applause. Mr.
Byron L. Aldenn, who is no stranger
to Victorians, was eminently suited
by the part of Jefferson Ryder and
the other members of the company,
notably Mr. Dave Williams who afforded the comedy needed to relieve
the strain, gave excellent support.
Next week the Williams Stock Company will appear' in "The Parish
Priest." It should bc noted that the
floor of the theatre has been graded
to enable those seated at the back
to obtain as good a view of the stage
as the occupiers of the more favoured
seats.
The Allen Players
Returning after an absence of two
years the Allen Plavers coming t > the
Victoria theatre Monday for a season
of stock with Miss Verna Felton
starring, will receive a great welcome
from the city in which they have been
so successful on two previous, occasions. Miss Felton, after her absence
from the city which she regards as
one of the towns where her greatest
triumphs have been, will be seen
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in
"Zaza," playing the exacting part of
the title role. Thursday there will
be a change of programme when The
Third Degree is to be presented and
continued Friday and Saturday nights
and Saturday matinee. Popular prices
will rule during the stay of the company here for the summer.
There are twenty players with the
company this season, most of whom
have been with the Allen Players
during about seven years. The members have played together continually
in stock all thc time and comprise a
well balanced organization thaf will
give satisfaction to audiences here.
The Royal Hungarian String Quartette is engaged for the season by the
Allen Players management for orchestral purposes and the scenery to
be displayed in setting the casts is all
new consisting of two car-loads which
arrived this week.
Each week during the summer
months there will be two changes of
programme unless otherwise announced. Future announcements will
tell in advance the plays to be staged
and playgoers will have the opportunity to see the favourite stock actress of Canada in many exacting
roles during the season.
The Empress Theatre
Another good all-round bill has
been showing at the Empress this
week, with the Monarch Comedy
Four in the fore-front. These vocalists are irresistibly amusing and good
singers into the bargain. Marie Dorr
has been    enhancing   the reputation
which she gained here some little
time ago and her caricatures are better than ever. Ted Gibson is heading a comedy company in a one-act
play which is one of the best of its
kind that has appeared in Victoria,
whilst the Grassi Brothers from the
London Hippodrome afford a good
laugh in their clever acrobatic turn.
Brown & Moulton open the performance with some good songs.
The Majestic Theatre
"The Bounder" which was the
title of a star piece at the Majestic
this week did not portray the human
of that species, but gave an exciting
insight into the life and habits of a
lion, which is a far more interesting
subject, if not as common a one. This
was an Ai film and one of the best
that has been seen at the Yates
Street Moving-picture house.
Romano's Theatre
The celebrated Thanhauser Company has discovered a new star for
the Moving-picture stage, and her
professional name is "Dottie." She
is about the cleverest child actor in
the country and though she does not
appear to be a clay over three years
old she is already gaining an international reputation. This week she was
featured in an amusing comedy
whicii gave her full scope for her
precocious talents.
The Crystal Theatre
The management of the Crystal has
been wonderfully successful in procuring vaudeville artists for the three-
day service which has now been
running for some months in connection with the moving-pictures in
Broad Street. This week has proved
no exception to the general rule, and
what with good pictures, goocl vaudeville ancl plenty of fresh air, as supplied by the new giant ventilating fan,
the Crystal has become the Mecca
for goodly crowds every afternoon
and evening.
Princess Theatre
Formerly A.O.U.W. H.ll
Cor. Yates & Blanchard Sts.
The Williams Stock Co.
in "The Parish Priest"
Commencing Monday, June 17th
at 8.30 p.m.    Prices 10c, 20c, 30c.
Seats on sale at Dean & Hiscock's
Drug Store.
Victoria Theatre
The Allen Players
Will open a Summer Stock Season on
MONDAY, JUNE 17
And two following nights with
Miss Verna Felton in
"Zaza"
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday
the Allen Players will present
"The Third Degree"
Popular Prices will prevail
Fmijress
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PI.one M 30S4 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1912
The Week
A Provincial  Newspaper and Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published   at   1208   Government   St.,
Victoria, B. C,  Canada
WILLIAM BLAKEMORE, Editor
THE MAN
with THE HOE
It is a good many year's since the
Bard of Avon made Hamlet say that
the world was "out of joint." It is a
great ir any. more since Cain was "a
tiller of tlie soil" and I am beginning
to think that part of the curse which
rested en him after he had killed his
brother  extended  tn  his  occupation.
For many years f 1 ave lived in a
Fool's Paradise. In common with
thousands of my fellow-countrymen
and millions of my fellow-creatures I
have believed that of all occupations
that of tilling the soil is at once the
most ancient and honourable, and the
most idyllic.
It has been my ambition to save
enough money to buy a farm or a
"rawnch" and there to grow some of
that fruit which has made British
Columbia famous in the Exhibitions
of the world, or some of those
"spuds" which swept the board at the
New York show last year, or some
of those luscious strawberries grown
at Gordon Head which make the California product look like cranberries,
and whicii retail in Victoria for thirty-
live cents a box.
Behind this 1 have had visions of
spring chickens, preferably of tho
Wyandotte or Rhode Island Red
breed, from which I could either replenish the larder or enter an egg-
laying competition. To say nothing
of rearing genuine "spring lamb,"
whicii I could sell at $3-5*3 P«r quarter and upon thc general proceeds
of which I should undoubtedly grow
rich.
By thc way, 1 have left out the
milk and cream, of which I should always have plenty, fresh ancl sweet, at
an original cost of about two cents a
pint ancl whicii would not require the
use of any chemical preservative.
What more idyllic than this? Ancl
are not these the conditions suggested to every mind by "the Simple
Life?" What but this is meant when
the cry is raised "Back to the Land?"
And what but this is meant when the
economist bewails the high cost of
living and declares that the only
remedy is to grow his own stuff?
And yet, in spite of all there is obviously something wrong, and a local
writer who favours the daily press
with a letter running to a column and
a half, undertakes to tell us what it
is. He says that in spite of its universality farming does not pay; that
the reason pre-emptors hold but do
not cultivate their land is because
there is no money in it; he claims
that this condition is universal; that
in the States where so many thousands of farmers are selling out ancl
trekking northwards, their exodus is
not due to the exhaustion of the virgin soil, as has been suggested, but to
their feverish anxiety to farm under
more paying conditions.
If this were intended to be a serious
article I might point out that of the
200,000 farmers who have come from
the States to Canada there are very
few who have not brought with them
a substantial sum of money, sufficient
to purchase and equip a farm in the
land of their adoption. But that is
simply a nasty bit of fact which finds
no place in a Bohemian reverie.
It may be true that there are more
profitable occupations than farming;
1 should think it is certainly true in
a country where the transportation
facilities are slim, but unless I am
greatly mistaken it will take more
than a column antl a half of lamentation to convince the world that the
art of husbandry is played out. or that
it has become "flat, stale and unprofitable."
As one who has travelled much ancl
seen many things, might I be allowed
to suggest that there are farmers and
farmers? Even in England there are
thousands of amateur, gentleman
farmers who put their good money
into thc business, not to make it a
business but a hobby.
I can recall one man, and I can
almost recall his name, who made a
huge fortune out of a farm in Kent
which had ruined half a score of men
before him. But then he was a farmer, who paid more attention to the
hoe and the plough than to the riding
crop and the saddle, ancl if I remember rightly, his wife and daughters
did their share of the dairy work,
and, indeed, the whole establishment
was conducted on the very old-fashioned lines whicii have from time immemorial rendered farming both attractive and healthy, even if not always a commercial bonanza.
However, it is an economic question, and I am neither competent nor
inclined to discuss many branches of
the subject which would require expert knowledge, or even to advance
an opinion as to whether the farmer,
generally speaking, gets his full share
of the'profit of his toil; but I venture to suggest one solution of the
problem, which is that any man who
makes up his mind to farm for the
support of his family, rather than for
the market can get a good living, even
in British Columbia, ancl although
tastes may differ, I think there are
few white men who would not prefer
it even to a "shoe-shine" stand.
MARRIAGE OR A PROFESSION?
"Tell me, -Miss French." I asked
"however did you come to study
law?"
"I suppose the fact of the matte.
is 1 was ambitious. I was brought
up_ in a sleepy old town in New
Brunswick, where families lived antl
died in the same old house, and when;
everyone seemed to be succeeded in
home ancl business by his children
girls for thie most part were expected
to get married as soon as they could,
and to get homes of their own. To
get settled in life in a home of her
own was the only career that seemed
to be open to a girl, and it used to
be drummed into us on every hand
that the chief end of woman was to
get married as soon as she could.
"The idea of that kind of ambition did not appeal to me. It
seemed as wrong to me for a girl to
want to marry merely to get a home
as it did for a girl to grow up in
single blessedness to be a helpless dependent upon her relatives. I wanted to be independent. I wanted to
make my own way in my own way."
"The spirit of revolt had penetrated the quiet life of your town."
1 observed.
"My first intention was to become
a doctor," continued Miss French,
ignoring my interruption. "I knew
that many women wcre making a success of the study of medicine, and the
nature of the work appealed to me
very strongly. I think I would have
become a doctor but for a cousin who
was studying medicine. I confided
my ambitions to him, and he in turn
regaled me with such tales of the horrors of "post-mortem" work that he
quite frightened me away from my
resolve. He told me the men students overcame their feelings by indulging in smoking during the "postmortems," so after thinking the matter over. I decided that I would study
law instead. I thought it would be
easier for me to study law than to
learn to smoke."
Once more the mobile face of the
speaker had changed, the earnest face
relaxed its expression, a pair of penetrating gray eyes filled with merriment, and a peal of joyous laughter
endangered the safety of the piles of
documents as it reverberated through
the little room. Remembering the
pathological consequences of our own
first cigar, it was a temptation to
cross-examine for particulars. But
we resisted the temptation.
No such an anomaly had ever been
heard of as a woman lawyer in New
Brunswick at that time, so I suppose
it did sound rather startling to my
friends," continued the speaker.
"However, I managed to get a footing in a law office by learning shorthand. I became quite proficient and
reported trials, as well as learning a
good deal of office work. Then when
I had satisfied myself that I would
like the profession for a life-work I
became articled and entered the law
school at King's College, Windsor."
—J. Sedgwick Cowper on "Confidences of a Woman Lawyer," in The
Canadian  Magazine.
"Chantecler"
A Bird's-eye View of Rostand's Great
Play by "Listener" in the
News-Advertiser
"The critics generally," said the Associated Press cable message to this
continent from Paris on February 7,
igio, "consider that the artistic note
struck in Edmond* Rostand's "Chantecler.' is so high that they doubt
whether it will be a popular success
after curiosity has worn off." Some
of us who have introduced ourselves
to "Chantecler," as we did perhaps to
the plays of Shakespeare, by the
method of reading do not feel that
our curiosity has worn off.
Of the 69 principal personages who
were drilled by the author (for years,
one may say) before the first performance came off at the Porte St. Martin
Theatre, one may safely say that
there was not nne who did not feel
the classic French horror of the masquerade aspect of a play in which
everyone is made up as a bird, quadruped, or insect. It is just this queer
Aristophanic feature, this novelty,
splendour and cost of the thing as a
mere pageant which may be relied
upon to attract the very stamp of
playgoer who professes to dislike the
"high artistic note" in drama. Then,
when he finds what Rostand expects
of him, he will probably qluck up
courage and rise to unwonted heights
of mental gymnastic ancl spiritual
quiet.
The French stage tradition is as
severe ancl quiet, as the French conversational tradition is jumpy ancl
violent. Ten years ago the stage of
the Theatre Francais was the only
place in Paris where Frenchmen, as
observed in the streets by the intelligent foreigner, seemed to be quite out
of place.
do the same for other countrysides.
It is, with all its literary brilliance and
elaboration, a most earnest plea for
the simple.
Rostand's uniqueness (all the papers used this word about the play
in question) is that he maintained this
classic seriousness even under the
animal masks and farmyard surroundings. Only now and then his satire
peeps out. The subtle play of the
dialogue, though alive with wit and
humour, never turns to gibe or burlesque. The manner of his gardening
is deep trenching with prolific and
flowering vines for result. Even the
flowers of his style are laden with
fruit. Each quip Aristophanic, or
parable Aesopian is weighted with
zoo-play. And Chantecler himself is
a pro-heroic; cock, surely. But something of super-cock also.
"Chantecler" is also unique in confining itself to the animal world
strictly. • There is 11b "Mowgli" in
Rostand's creature world. In the
"Birds" of Aristophanes there were
both gods and men taking leading
parts. In his "Wasps" Aristophanes
could not get on without Philocleon,
and Bdelycleon. The "Frogs" are
only the chorus in the study of contemporary Athenian manners which
goes by their name.
It is not a hen play. Yet the Old
Hen (Chantecler's nursing mother) is
the wisest bird of the lot, and the
frivolity even of the Golden Hen
Pheasant is redeemed by her splendid
venture of self-sacrifice in the last
scene. Nor does this play teach the
"morals of the barnyard." It is
scarcely occupied with the problems
of romance. It is a glorification of
the day's work. And it is incidentally
most democratic in its attitude towards genius. The work of genius
is to "work for your own countryside" and trust that other cocks will
The scene of the nightingales ancl
the toads and the lovely villanella
song, concluding with the sound of a
gun-shot and the fall of thc little
brown ancl bleeding body of "Rossig-
nol" at Chantecler's feet; the council of the night-owls; the portentous
procession of prize birds, seven times
removed from nature; the Guinea-
Fowl's "clay at home," with its sanguinary cock-fight and the moving
contrast between the philosophic
spirit of "Chantecler" ancl the mean
vulgarity, cowardice ancl bloodthirsti-
ness of the gladiatorial ring of feathered fashionables; the scene of the
Blackbird playing spy ancl being neatly trapped by Chantecler under the inverted flower-pot through which he
had been peeping; the Grey Hen's
hopeless passion for the Cuckoo in
the kitchen cuckoo-clock; the surprise
of the Postman Pigeon at the Mormon regime of the barnyard ancl the
chorus of hens who each claim to be
reigning queen of the seraglio; the
delightful character of Patou, and the
final triumph of religion—the religion of Beauty which is Duty, ancl
of Duty which is Beauty—the religion
of Chantecler, "laborare est orare,"
whicii survives the pet illusion upon
which it had long been fed—the
Chaucerian illusion that his matin
chant was the force which made the
sun to rise—these are soriie of the
fine things which raise Rostand's
work above that of Aesop, Aristophanes or Lafontaine ancl entitle him
to a place .with Goethe ancl Shakespeare and Michelet.
A gentleman from Arizona once
hanged himself to the bed post by his
suspenders. The verdict of the coroner's jury was: "Deceased came to
his death by coming home full an*,
mistaking himself for his pants."
LIFE
Said the Young-Young Man
(By James Stephens)
I
I wished I was a saint not long ag<
But now I do not wish it any moi
Who'd  be  the ebb if  he might  be
*  That bursts in thunder on the soli
Id be a wave impetuous as life
And not the skulking buckwash that
I would not lose a pang of heated
For all the comfort that the Preacl
Straight beds of that oblivion! soddi
That dreams renunciations deeper
Renouncing only what they cannot
For trembling fingers and for flaci
And yet the dreams of long ago lu
A  color  my  awakening forgot.
II
I.  love  rich venison and  mellow  wi
To  sprawl  upon  a  meadow  in  th
To swing a cane, and kiss a girl, a
To break and mend and fashion t
fun.
I love to look at women as they pi
I love to watch a valiant horse go
To bear a lark sing from the seedy
To praise a friend and  mock an
The glory of the sunlight and the d
The loveliness when evening closes
The clouds that droop away and fai
Just faintly tinged by day's last
And yet I  fear lest misery and gri
I.ike misers hide a joy beyond bel
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J. E. Buckrose.   $1.50.
"The Joke of Silence,
Amy McLaren.   $1.50.
"In Desert and Wilderi
by Henryk Sienkiewiz.  $1
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today passed a resolution declaring its "Disapproval and uncon
mising opposition" to the growing of tobacco by Methodist fan
Paradise Postponed
A Miltonic Rhapsody
(By Mac.)
. High on a cloud which far o'erhung the plane
Of London, Ont., by dismal hunger wrought
To that rash altitude—Satan exalted sat
And viewed the valley of the lesser Thames—
So called by exiled immigrants of yore
Who brought from Home their language ancl the names
That sounded sweetly to a homesick ear.
From morn till noon—from noon till dewy eve
He gazed in hopeless anguish o'er a land
"    Barren of souls condemned!  His daily food!
Men walked below in busy multitudes;
And women thronged:   and children fleet of foot
Sped through the mazes of the sunlit streets
All wrapt in occupation;   more in joy
Perhaps, than piety—but none the less
All free of sullen idleness—'the void
Wherein Temptation plants its choicest seed
To fructify in Sin—the food of Hell.
Men talked below in busy multitudes—
Ancl women laughed: and children sang with glee;
But not one evil, hateful, villain heart
Moved obvious to the ken of Satan's orb
That He might falconwise or with the flight
Of carrion-seeking condor, plumb the deeps
And glut his parched and ravening throat—with sin!
So passed the Day—Earth donned her starry robe,
Translucent Night, whose dimness but conceals
Man's hidden virtues, making magnified
Huge darting shadows where his wickedness
Obtrudes.   But even yet, no mortal sin—
No wilful fracture of Mosaic Law—
No crossing of Christ's one and sole command
To "Love, each Other"—greets the weary eye
Of Him who knows Hell's famine—
Lo—a sound
Of muffled earthly chuckling!    Far below
In spirals slow ascending, Satan sees
Upborne on vapoured rings (as oft, are flung
From many a goodman's leisured evening pipe)
Of floating Heavenly blue—Moloch!   The Furious King!
Whose ingenuity and restless force
Keeps Hell from dire decay.
To Him above
Moloch gave cry in tongue of raucous strength—
"Hail! Satan! and be proud—Thy fateful power
"So sadly clipped of late by man's approach
"To ways of simple kindliness—now grows
"Prodigious!    All yon vale 'below, that sleeps
"In fertile peace and virtue, shall awake
"To Dawn's amazing gaze surprised in Sin!
"The Firstborn of each farm—despite his creed
"Of Honesty ancl Fairness and Good Faith
"Is Damned by Resolution!—marked for Thee!
"Satan!   We have created a New Sin!"
Mute—as not needing words, Satan outspread
His leathern wings, and joining Moloch's flight,
Swept cluttering across the sorrowed sky
And bore the tidings glad to starving Hell. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1912
BUILDING PERMITS
June 5th to 11th
ith—
H.'Sluggett—Dallas Road—Garage $■     200
W. Mcintosh—Amphion St.—Dwelling   1,900
B. Schreiber—Foul Bay Road—Dwelling  3,300
P. Lawson—Montrose Ave.—Dwelling   2,000
P. Holling—First St.—Dwelling  150
is Haas—Cook and Woodstock—Dwelling  15,000
stol Bros.—Richmond Ave.—Dwelling  2,800
Lean Bros.—Victor St.—Dwelling  1,800
:h—
V. Brethour—Garbally Road—Garage  75
3arbour—Ontario St.—Dwelling   850
In B. St. John—Lillian Rd.—Dwelling  2,500
[V. Dey—Linden and Moss—Dwelling  3,800
Winter—Arnold St.—Dwelling   2,400
i West Methodist Ch—McPherson and Fullerton—Ch. 18,000
| Pearcy—Harriett Rd.—Dwelling  1,950
Griffiths—Shelbourne St.—Dwelling  500
111—
Campbell—N. Park—Dwelling  350
ft. Devereau—Back of Moss—Dwelling   1,000
[H. Benson—Burleith Place—Dwelling  2,800
Is. Chisholm—Carlin St.—Dwelling  2,500
lh—
. Hardwick—Dunedin St.—Dwelling  2,200
Jas. Barnes—Simcoe St.—Bath and Pantry  -100
lg M fg. Co.—Ellice St.—Moulding Shed  250
IS. Day—Rockland Ave.—Garage   200
■Sweeney—Trutch St.—Garage  300
|an Singh—McNair St.—Stable   700
Smith—Prior St.—Temp. Shed   100
Parker-Joseph St.—Stable   300
Vloffitt—Simcoe St.—Garage  150
Cohen—Johnson St.—Partition  500
Us. Watson—Government St.—Hotel  10,000
3th—
C. Van Munster—Moss St.—Dwelling   2,500
llth—
]l Hultgreen—Derby St.—Dwelling  1,500
(Carter Bros.—Moss and Woodland—Dwelling   9,000
(-fit Bros.—-Cook and Fisguard—Store ancl Rooms  20,000
j. & Finance Co.—St. Charles and Fairfield—Dwelling. 2,600
Imoral Hotel—Douglas St.**—Hotel Alterations  7,000
J J. Garesche—Yates St.—Addition  6,000
IE. Campbell—Fort and Douglas. .Stores ancl Offices... 120,000
liiis Ebert—Merritt ancl Highview—Store and Bakery.. 1,500
1 J. Hamans—Edward ancl Russell—Woodshed  100
hi. Kendall—Cecil St.—Dwelling  1,500
W. Lamb—Hollywood Crescent—Dwelling  2,600
|rry Roch—Burleith—Dwelling .. .6  3,000
Schroeder and J. T. Elliott—Fernwood Rd—Store.... 1,000
le Dye—View St.—Store  16,000
WESTERN CANADIAN FARM LAND VALUES
lhe activities of land companies in the Canadian West have done
little to attract the best class of agricultural settlers, though, to-
le, some havc merely played a waiting game.
|merican, Canadian and British companies alike show substantial
from operations in farm lands. In the case, for instance, of
Itulson's Bay Co., the average price obtained per acre in the past
}ars has practically trebled—increasing from $4.88 in 1901 to
in 1911.
lnt, it is asked, may this very advance not be the precursor of a
Im? And the answering of the query concerns not only buyers
tstern lands, but is of vital importance to loaning interests.
|gh institutional channels alone—apart altogether from the private
of funds—some $200,000,000 or more is invested in mortgage
|in the three Prairie Provinces, the bulk of it secured by farm
Even were there to be a halt, or some recession in value, the
liat loans are usually based on 50 per cent, or less of the loaning
[ny's own careful valuation would give ample margin for the
part.
jut the purchaser of, or lender upon, well selected farm lands in
Im Canada has every reason to look for a goocl advance in price
the next decade.   Economic history repeats itself.   At the
jiing of the 20th century the average value of farm lands in the
1 States was $15.50 per acre, according to a report of the United
Tariff Board, issued last year.   During the first decade of the
■Jy the average value had more than doubled—to $32.49.
■This is the  root  reason  for the northward trek  of  American
Irs to Canadian territory—which, no gubernatorial proclamations,
Imposition boycott of Canadian exhibits, can check.    It also ex-
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Joint   Owners   and   Sole   Agents   Fort
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may 18 aug 17
Attractive New
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House 8 rooms, gas, electric
light, cement basement, furnace,
garage, lot 55x100, beautifully
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with handsome appointments,
including new gas range, as well
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whole can be had for $2,500.
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1006  Government St.
Phone L354
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Cor. Broughton & Langley St.
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Lot 53x120 feet, Level, No
Rock, Two Blocks from Oak
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plains why American farmers are content to pay prices relatively high
in some cases for lands in certain favored districts.   Even $40 an acre
for new land may be a marked contrast to the price obtained for a farm
in Minnesota, North Dakota or Kansas—where $100 and more an acre
is not unusual.   The official report above-mentioned gave tlie average
price for Minnesota farm lands as $46 an acre, compared with $29 in
Manitoba, $22 in Saskatchewan and $20 in Alberta.    So there is considerable margin.   True, scarcely ten per cent, of the Middle West's
175,000,000 acres of farming lands are yet under cultivation.   But the
demand from increasing immigration keeps well up to the supply of
lands situated conveniently to railroads.
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Well on to*$5,000,000 is being promptly paid over by life ancl
accident insurance companies on lives lost in the Titanic disaster—the
accident payments aggregating $2,000,000.   Had the rank and file of
passengers on board been adequately insured, the payments would have
been still larger—particularly when it is considered that double accident
indemnity was paid in most cases in accord with provision relating to
death when travelling.
The lesson is plain to the every-day man.   As a New York firm of
agents in a circular letter points out, because a man does not go to
Europe he must not say that there is no lesson for him; he must be
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somewhere, and safety from accident can be found nowhere on land.
Casualties are constantly happening.   The number killed and injured
has enormously increased during the last decade;  more people have
been killed by vehicles in the streets of New York alone than by
Atlantic liner accidents in fifty years.   To the average man the chance
of accidental injury is greater than is that of the traveller.   Then there
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is the growing automobile hazard—of which Winnipeg has had recent
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The New York Times stated editorially recently that the toll of
deaths from speeding motor cars in that city is rapidly rising.   But 73
were slaughtered during 1910;  in 1911 the number rose to 125—an
increase of 71 per cent.;  during the first four months of 1912, 58
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persons have been killed, a rate of 27 per cent, higher than the record
of 1911.   The maimed were 392 during 1910, 617 during 1911, and
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for the whole period of disability for an amount fixed in advance by
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652 Yates Street
Telephone 2479 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1912
A New Vancouver Dock
Scheme
PROBABLE C. N. R. TERMINAL
llready Vancouver  is  one  of the
It world ports.    The opening of
Panama Canal in 1914 will add
fmously to its shipping and tr .de.
now the great steamship lines
their  experts  looking for  har-
fage to accommodate their ships.
importance of the port may be
[ed from the fact that when the
railroads built and now build-
|nto Vancouver are completed it
lave more miles of trackage ter-
ting there than any port in the
It is  safe to say that once
(Canal  is   completed  Vancouver
]be  the  great  gateway  for   the
between the great and rapidly
jping    grain-growing    area    of
J and North-west Canada and the
It,  the  Pacific coast of  North,
|al, and South America, the At-
coast of South America, and
for a  large  proportion  of   the
Iwith  Europe which  the  Canal
|ake possible and profitable.
_heme has been formulated by
F. Pretty (who is well known
lily in    British    Columbia and
fhout Canada, but in the Mother
ry as well, as an able originator
tustrial enterprises), which pro-
where large mills, factories, grain
elevators and other industries may be
located, as all such industries require
the best possible facilities for shipping by both rail ancl water free from
the domination of any one line of
railways or steamships.
The present docking and terminal
facilities of Vancouver are upon Burrard Inlet, about eight miles from the
Strait of Georgia, which is the main
roadstead of the harbour. The inlet
is a body of salt water, the channel
being rather tortuous for large vessels, and producing a very strong
tidal current in what is know as the
Narrows, whose shores or banks are
rock prominences some two and one-
half miles to the westward of the
water front of Vancouver. In a report made to Mr. Pretty by Messrs.
J. G. White and Co., of New York
and London, a well-known firm of
contractors, it is stated that though
the present water front may, from an
inspection of the map alone, appear
to be at. ideal location for the future
needs of Vancouver for many years
to come, a careful inspection of the
location will show that proper facilities are impossible at any reasonable
The site selected will give an enclosed extensive frsh water harbour
immediately adjacent to the large
deep water roadstead known as fhe
Strait of Georgia, something over
eighty miles long, of varying width
up to some sixteen miles, and about
fourteen miles wide, opposite the proposed development, this body of
water being protected on the westerly
side from the open sea by Vancouver
Island. The development is to be
made on the tide flats located between the mouth of the main Fraser
River, and the mouths of the North
Arm of the Fraser River. It will be
accessible to navigation on the Fraser
River, as well as to the open roadstead or Strait of Georgia, ami will
be accessible by railroads and street
railways to all of the several districts
of Greater Vancouver. The Fraser
River, a large stream, is now navigable by steamers as far as New Westminster, and by river boats above
there. The river is to be improved
above New Westminster by the Government, and as now projected this
work will open the river to steamers
of about twenty-five feet draught.
The Fraser River and its North Arm
will make it possible to create a fresh
water harbour at the site selected,
Which is a matter of great importance to shipping interests.
It is proposed to reclaim the tide
flats along the entire west shore of
Lulu Island, a distance of three
iniles, and out to low tide shore
line, giving an included area of some
Greater    Vancouver
The    VANCOUVER
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SKETCH PLAN SHOWING THE SCHEME OF THE VANCOUVER HARBOUR AND
DOCK EXTENSION COMPANY, LTD.
to give to Vancouver and the
li of the Fraser River one of the
I fresh-water harbours and dock-
ystems of the Pacific coast, and
nada ancl British Columbia one
le   first   railway  terminals   and
[in the world capable of attract-
In d  handling the  great  amount
Ipping and trade that the open-
§> of t'he East ancl the  Panama
is   sure to bring.   The project
|een undertaken by the Vancou-
arbour   ancl    Dock   Extension
any, Ltd., of which Mr. Pretty
[sident and Managing Director,
behalf   of  the   company   Mr.
has secured (as shown on the
Ipanying map)    3,000    acres of
Ion   Lulu   Island,   between   the
pnouth of the Fraser River and
Drth Arm, with over seven miles
Iter front, where it is intended
|ld clocks with twenty-five miles
k front.   In so doing approxi-
6,000 additional acres of tide
1 be reclaimed for building rail-
|ials,  factory  sites,  etc.     Plans
tunnel across Point Grey, with
|ials  east of  Main  Street  and
iranville Street on False Creek,
ver five miles in length.
development is designed to
I the growing need for greater
pes of this character, due to the
pt shortage of dockage and rail
pal accommodations, at some
an where all railway lines and
esent and future ocean and
vise steamship lines can be pro-
with    ample    facilities,    and
expense, and that the present water
front could never be converted into an
ideal site.
A careful examination, the report
states, had been made of all possible
sites in the entire vicinity of Greater
Vancouver for thc establishment of a
harbour, either in fresh or salt water,
with an area capable of any development which the future of the port
might require. "Ample ancl well
adapted areas are required for the
creation of water and railway terminals, with an area inside the harbour district for such industries as
may require such facilities, and an
adjacent area outside of said harbour
districts for all industries which desire quick ancl easy access to the port
and terminals, but which do not particularly care to be inside of the harbour district, providing they have
free and unliampered access to all
railway ancl steamship lines, river
transportation and street railway
lines, without being under the domination of any one line of either rail
or water 'transportation. Sufficient
areas for homes of the inhabitants
required to carry on the manufacturing ancl the labour required in and
around the large docks ancl railway
yards must also be provided."
The site selected for the. development of the Vancouver Dock and
Harbour Extension Company, Limited, fulfils all the foregoing requirements to a greater extent than any
other location accessible to Greater
Vancouver,    declare    the    engineers.
8.14 square miles, about 3.5 square
miles of which will be water areas of
the enclosed harbour basins, channels
and slips ancl about 4.9 square miles
of filled areas for docks, sheds, warehouses, railway terminals and industrial purposes. There is a combined
area of some 46.75 square miles of
level lands adjacent to the property
of the company on Sea Island and
Lulu Island belonging to many other
owners, all of which can readily be
made available for the future growth
of the industrial colony, which will
naturally seek the location accessible
to the new water ancl rail terminals.
These lands are now accessible to the
site by water as well as by the British
Columbia Electric Railway Company's lines. They will also be
reached by the railway lines of this
company, whicii owns the right-of-
way across Sea tsland ancl a hundred-
foot right-of-way throughout the full
fourteen miles' length of Lulu Island,
upon which tracks will bc constructed to carry out this  development.
The site selected ancl the ultimate
facilities which can be created will,
the engineers state, accommodate
traffic for many years to come, and
the development is susceptible of being carried out at a rate whicii will
keep pace with the present and rapidly growing need  for  these  facilities.
Messrs. Heenan, Iliiddlcston, and
Vigers, of London, the well-known
clock engineers, are associated with
Mr. Pretty in the scheme.
The proposed docks will be very
much closer to the roadstead and
easier of access at all times than the
present docks at Burrard Inlet. It
may be remembered that not only
are these eighteen miles farther away
than the proposed harbour, but
marine insurance ceases after entering English Bay, the entrance to Burrard Inlet.
The consulting engineer's estimate
for the whole project complete, including the docks, tracks and docks,
bridges and tunnel into the heart of
Vancouver, is $29,000,000. This estimate includes 5 per cent, int-erest oh
lands for four years while under construction and 10 per cent, contractors' profits. The extended earnings
of these docks, tunnel, and seventy
miles of railroad connected, is $5,-
000,000 per annum, which it is believed
with the increase of trade will double
in ten years. We understand that
during his present visit to London
Mr. Pretty has made all arrangements
for the financing of this great enterprise through the introduction of Mr.
A. E. Hepburn of Vancouver.
VANCOUVER  "MORALITY
SQUAD"
In a letter to the Board of Police
Commissioners, read at the meeting
of that body charges of a very serious nature were laid by Mr. Harry
Hutchinson, regarding the treatment
which he alleges was received by his
wife and himself at the hands of the
police recently 111 a room at 835 Granville street.
Mr. Hutchinson says that he and
his wife were in their room at the
hotel about 11 o'clock one night, when
someone knocked furious at the door
ancl asked for admittance. When Mr.
Hutchinson asked who was there he
got the reply, "You know very well
who is here." Mr. Hutchinson, after
finding out that there were police officers outside the door, got out of
bed and admitted them, whereupon
lie was roughly commanded to produce his marriage certificate. Mr.
Hutchinson says that he brought
forth tlle certificate from a trunk,
but his wife was greatly insulted
meanwhile.
Mr. Hutchinson also stated that at
the time of the officers' visitation he
was very ill and weak, having only
been out of the hospital for a few
clays, and that the rough treatment
which he received on the night in
question was responsible for a relapse of the disease from which he
was   suffering.
By motion the Commissioners decided to call a special meeting on
Wednesday, the 12th inst., at whicii
the charges laid against the police
may be thoroughly investigated.
COURT   OF   REVISION   AND   APPEAL
VICTORIA ASSESSMENT DISTRICT
A Court of Revision and Appeal under the
provisions of the "Taxation Act," in respect of
the Assessment Roll .for .the year 1912 will
be held at Sidney, B.C., on Wednesday, June
26th, 1912, at 10 o'plpck in the forenoon.
Dateel at Victoria, B.C., June uth, 1912.
THOS. FUTCHER.
Judge of thc Court of Revision and Appeal,
june 15 june 29
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
covering Fractional Sections 13, 14, 15 and
Section 24, Township 84, Lillooet District,
established by notice published in the British
Columbia Gazette of the 6th of April, 1911,
and dated 3rd of April, 1911, and also by
notice published in the British Columbia
Gazette of the 13th of April, 1911, ancl dated
ioth of April, 1911, is hereby cancelled 'for
the purpose of lease by tender.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
10th June, 1912.
June 15 sept. 14
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing 011 Crown Lands in tlie vicinity of
Stuart River, situated in thc Cariboo District,
notice of whicii bearing date December 17th,
1908, was published in the Britisli Columbia
Gazette, dated December 17th, 1908, is cancelled in so far as thc same relates to. the
lands surveyed as Lots 1111, 1114, 5415. 5379,
5433, 53So, 5.181, 5382, 5383, 5.184, S3»S. 5417,
54'9, 5391, 5390, S3S9. 5J88, 5387, 5.186, 5432,
5437, 5438,  5431, 539-', 5393,  5394.  5395,  539-5,
5397, 5421, 5424, 5403, 5402, 5401, 5400, 5399,
5398, 5430, 5439, 5429, 5404, 5405, 5406, 5407,
5408, 5409, 5427, 5414, 5426, 5428, 5425, 5413,
and 5412, all in the Cariboo Districi.
ROBT. A. ulCNWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
i2tn  June,   1912.
June 15 sept. 14
CANCELLATION OF RKSIvRVI*
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over Crown Lands in the vicinitytof
Stuart River, Cariboo, notice of whicli bearing date February 15th, 1910, was published in
the British Columbia Gazette, February 17th,
1910, is cancelled, in so far as the same relates
lo the lauds surveyed as Lots 62s 1, '1252, 6253,
6254, 6255, 6256, (,257, 6258, 6265, 6272, 6298,
(1297, 629(1, 6289, 6271, 6266, C264, 6259, 6273,
6280, 6281, 6279, 6274, 6260, 6263, 6267, 6270,*
6290, 629s, 6291, 6269, 6268, 6262, 6261, 6275,
6278, 6284, 6277, 6276, 6285, 6286, 6287, 6288,
6292, 6293, 6294, 6295a, 6301, 6905,' 6300,
6299, 6903, 6904, 6907, 6908, 6908a and 6906,
all in the Cariboo District.
ROBT. A. RKNWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
12th  June,   1912.
june 15 sept.14
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VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Hugh McMillan, of Vancouver, occupation Engineer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the north-west corner of Sapphi Lake, west
branch Homalko River; thence north ao
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence south
40 chains to lake shore; thence west alone
lake shore 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated April 20th, 1912.
HUGH   MCMILLAN,
June 15 aug. 17
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKK notice that Elizabeth McMillan, of
Vancouver, occupation Widow, intends to apply for permission to nurchase the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about one ancl one-half miles northeast from Middle Lake, west branch Homalko River and on west side of river; tbence
west 40 chains; thence south 40 chains;
tbence east 40 chains; thence north 40 chains
to point  of commencement.
Dated April  -'oth,   1912.
Elizabeth McMillan.
june 15 aug. 17
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range  II
TAKE notice tbat John Watt, of Vancouver, occupation Mechanic, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about one mile north from north shore of
Middle Lake, west branch Homalko River and
on west side of river; thence west 40 chains;
tnence soutii 40 chains; tbence east 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated   April   20th,   iqi2.
JOHN WATT.
june 15 aug. 17
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range   II
TAKK notice tbat Nettie Elizabeth McMillan,   of  Vancouver,   occupation   House-keeper,
intends  to  apply   for  permission   to  purchase
the   following  described   lands:—Commencing
at a post planted  on  north  shore  of  Middle
Lake,   west   branch   Homalko   River;   thence
north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains; theuce
soutii   40   chains;   tbence   west   40   chains   to
point of commencement.
Dated  April  20th,   1912.
NETTIE ELIZABETH McMtLLAN.
juue 15 aug. 17
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKK notice that Kmma 'lambouline, of
Westham Island, occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase tbe following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted ahout two and one-
half miles north-east from Twist Lake and
on east side of west branch of Homalko
River; thence west 40 chains; thence* north
40 chains; thence east 40 chains; thence south
40 chains  to  point  of commencement.
Dated  April   18th,   1912.
LAI MA   TAMBOULINE,
june 15 aug. 17
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKK   notice   that   Joseph   'lambouline,   of
Westham   Island,  occupation  Farmer,  intends
to apply  for permission to purchase the following   described   lauds:—Commencing   at   a
post  planted about one-half miles south from
lllulT   Lake,   west   branch    Homalko   River;
thence soutii 40 chains; Ihence west 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains
to  point  of commencement.
Dated April 20th,  1912.
JOSEPH TAMBOULINE.
June 15 aug, 17
SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the
Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories
and in a portion of the Province nf British
Columbia', may be leased for a term of twenty-
one years at an annual rental of $1 an acre.
Not more than 2,560 acres will be leased to
one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-
Agent of the district in which the rights
applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of
sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract
applied for shall be staked out by the applicant   himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a
fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights
applied for are not available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of
five  cents  per  ton.
The person operating the mine shall furnish
tbe Agent with sworn returns accounting for
the full quantity of merchantable coal mined
and pay tbe royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least once a
year.
The lease will include the coal mining rights
only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may
be considered necessary for the working of
tbe mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should be
made to tbe Secretary 01 the Department of
tbe Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or
Sub-Agent of Dominion  Lands.
W. W.  CORY
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.
mch 9 sept. 7
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over Lot 9874, Group I, Kootenay
District, by reason of tbe notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th
of  December,   1907,  is cancelled.
ROBERT A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
18th May,   1912.
may 25 aug. 24
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of  Coast.
TAKE notice tliat I, George H. Crane, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Contractor, intends to apply for permission to purchase thc
following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about 20 chains west from the
northwest corner of the Northwest quartef of
Section 22, Township 8, Range 3, tbence north
20 chains, thence east 30 chains, tbence soutb
20 chains; thence west 30 cliains to point
of commencement, and containing sixty (60)
acres more or  less.
Dated  May  8.   igi2.
GEO. H. CRANE.
may 18 july 13
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE * notice that William Dixon, of Victoria, B.C., occupation Cook, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about four miles distant in a southerly direction from Takush Harbor; thence south do
cliains; tbence east 40 chains; thence north
40 chains; thence west 40 cliains to point of
commencement, containing 160 acres more or
less.
Dated May 6th, 1912.
WILLIAM   DIXON.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that William Peter Smith, of
Victoria, B. C, occupation Engineer, intends
to apply for permission  to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about three  miles distant in  a
south-westerly direction from Takush Harbor;
thence   west   40   chains;    thence   south   40
chains;  tbence east 40 chains; thence north
40   chains   to   point   of   commencment,   containing  160 acres more or less.
Dated May 7th, 1912.
WILLIAM PETER SMITH.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
VICTORTA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range HI
TAKE notice that Emma MacDonald, of
Bella Coola, occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted 20 chains east from the
South-west Cor., of the North-west quarter
of Section 27, Township 6; tnence north 20
chains; thence east 20 chains; tbence south
20 chains; tbence west 20 chains to point
of commencement and containing 40 acres
more  or  less.
Dated   May   29th,   1912.
KMMA MacDONALD.
june 15 aug. 17
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE   notice   that   John   Butler   of   Vancouver,  B.C., occupation Teamster, intends to
apply  for  permission  to purchase  the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted   opposite    Finger    Mountain    on ^ tbe
Kleene-a-kleene river, marked North-east Cor.;
thence south 40 chains; west 80 chains; north
40  chains;   east   80  chains   to  post   of  commencement.
Dated April   16th,  1912.
IOHN   BUTLER-
G. McMillan  Agent,
june 15 aug. 10
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that Alexander Ferris, of
Vancouver, B. C-, occupation Teamster, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted ahout 13 miles south-west
from Finger Mountain down thc Kleene-a-
Kleene River, marked South-east Cor.; thence
north 80 chains; west 80 chains; south So
chains; east 8a chains to post of commencement.
Dated   April   18th,   1912.
ALEXANDER FKRRIS.
G.  McMillan  Agent,
june 15 aug. 10
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that Harry Boyd, of Vancouver,   B.C.,   occupation   Contractor,   intends  to
apply for  permission to purchase the following "described  lands:—Conimencing at a post
planted   about    12   miles   from   Finger   Mountain down the  Kleene-a-Kleene River, marked
South-west Cor.; tbence north 80 chains: cast
80  'hains;   south  80  chains;  west  80  chains
to post of commencement.
Dated  April   18th,   1912.
HARRY HOYD.
G.  McMillan  Agent.
June 15 aug. 10
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range III
TAKr, notice that John  Ferguson, of Van-
comer,  K.C, occupation Teamster, intends to
apply   for   permission   to   purchase   thc   following   described   lands:— Commencing   at   a
post  planted  about   12  miles  south-west  from
Finger Mountain down Kleene-a-Kleene River,
marked    South-east    Cor.;    thence    north 80
chains; west 80 chains; south 80 ehains; east
80  chains to  post  of commencement.
Dated   April   18th,   1912.
IOIIN  FERGUSON.
G.   McMillan  Agent,
june 15 aug. 10
WATER NOTICE
For a Lice "e lo Take and Use Water
NOTICE is iu eby given that The Portland
Cement Construction Co., Ltd., Victoria, B.
C, will apply for a licence to take and use
0.2 cub. feet per second of water out of
China Creek, whicii Hows in an easterly direction through Lots n8 and 73, Malahat District, and empties into Saanich Inlet near
opposite Tod Inlet. The water will bc diverted about 100 yds. west of bridge over
China Creek, and will bc used for domestic
purposes on lhe land described as Lots 118,
73.  Mp  75-  95  and   127,  Malahat   District.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 4th day of June, 1912. The application
will bc filed in the office of thc Water Recorder at   Victoria.
Objections may be filed with tbe snid Water
Recorder   or   with   the   Comptroller  of   Water
Righls, Parliament Buildings; Victoria, B.C.
THE PORTLAND CEMENT
CONSTRUCTION  CO.,  LTD.,
Applicant.
By F. A. Devereux, Agent,
june 8 jnne 29
VICTORTA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range IT
TAKE notice that John F. McMillan, of
Vancouver, occupation Fireman, intends to apply for permission to purchase tbe following
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about three and one-half miles northeast from Twist Lake and on east side of
west branch Homalko River; tbence west .10
chains; thence north 40 chains; thence east
40 chains; thence south 40 chains to point
of commencement.
JOHN  FITZGERALD  McMlLLAN.
June 15 aug. 17
CANCELLATION OF R^SEkVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
established by notice dated 5th July, 1911,
and published in the British Columbia Gazette
of the 13th of July, 1911, is cancelled in so
far as same relates to Lot 2911, Group I, New
Westminster District, situated on Gambier
Tsland, in order that the sale of the said
Lot 2911 be made to Fred. P. Murray.
ROBERT A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
18th May,   1912.
may 25 aug, 24
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice tbat Fay McMillan, of Vancouver, occupation Married Woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted ahout three miles north-east from
Twist Lake and on east side of west branch
of Homalko River: thence west 40 chains:
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence south 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated  April  18th,   1912.
fay McMillan.
june 15 aug. 17
VICTORIA   LAND   DTSTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Agnes Watt, of Vancouver, occupation Married Woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted at' north end of Twist Lake,
west branch Homalko River and near where
river empties into lake; thence north 40
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence south
40 chains; thence west 40 chains to point
of commencement.
Dated   April   18th,   1912.
AGNES   WATT.
June 15 aug. i*
VICTORTA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range TT
TAKE notice that William Tambouline, of
Westham Island, occupation Farmer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase thc following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about two miles north-east from
Twist Lake and cast side of west branch
of Homalko River; thence west 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence south ,<o
chains; tbence soutii 40 chains to point of
commencement.
Date.l April   18th,  1912.
WILLIAM TAMBOULINE.
june 15 an?- "7
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range TT
TAKK   notice   that   Lonis   'lambouline,   of
Westham   Island,  occupation   Farmer,  intends
to  apply  for  permission  to  purchase  the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about one mile soutb from Bluff
Lake,   west -branch   Homalko   River;   tbence
south 40 chains; thence wesl 40 chains; thence
north   40   chains:   thence   east   40   chains   to
point of commencement.
Dated   April   211th,   1912.
l.nuis TAMBOULINE.
june 15 aug. 17
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKK notice that Eli Bourdon, of Vancouver,  occupation  Retired, intends to apply  for
permission to purchase the following described
lands:—Conimencing   at   a   post   planted   on
soutb  shore of  Bluff  Lake,  west branch Homalko River, and on west side of river; thence
snuth 40 ehains; tbence west 40 chains; thence
north   40  chains;   thence   east   40  chains   lo
point  of coir inencement.
Dated April 20th,  1012.
ELI BOURDON,
june ii aug. 17
VTCTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Coast,  Range II
TAKE notice that Donald Paul McMillan,
of Vancouver, occupation Mechanic, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following 'descrilied lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about four and one-half miles
north-east from Middle Lake, west branch
1 loinalko River, and on west side of river;
thence west jo chains; thence south 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence north 40 cnains
to point of commencement.
Dated   April   20th,   1912.
DONALD  PAUL J.cMILLAN.
june 15 aug. 17
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE   NOTICE   that   Harry   Kinder,   of
Vancouver, occupation  Clerk,  intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following
described    lands:—Commencing   at    a    post
planted about 20 chains East from the Southeast  corner  of the  Bella  Coola  Government
Reserve; thence north 20 chains; thence east
40   chains;   tbence   south   20   chains;   thence
west   40   chains   to  point  of  commencement.
Dated  March  21 st,   1912.
HARRY KINDER,
J, K. Morrison, Agent.
apl 20 June 15
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Geo.  Herbert Atkins, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Painter, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about four miles in a southerly direction   from   Takush   Harbor,   thence  soutb  40
cliains; thence west  40  chains;  tbence north
40 chains;  thence east 40 chains to point of
commencement, containing 160 acres more or
less.
Dated May 7th,  1912.
GEO HERBERT ATKINS.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast,  Range  2
TAKE  NOTICE that Frederick Wood,  of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Contractor, intends
to apply  for  permission  to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about four miles distant and in
a   southerly   direction   from   Takush   Harbor:
tbence north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence south 40 chains; tbence west 40 chains
to   point   of   commencement,   containing   160
acres more or less.
Dated  May 6th,   1912.
FREDERICK WOOD.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
VICTORIA LAND  DISTRICT
District of coast,  Range  2
TAKE notice tbat Frank Leroy, of Victoria,
B.C.,  occupation   Merchant,  intends  to  apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about one and one-half miles distant and in
a   westerly   direction   from   Takush   Harbor;
tbence   soutb    40    chains;    thence    west   80
chains;   tbence north 40 chains;  thence east
80   chains   to   point   of   commencement,   containing  320   acres  more  or  less.
Dated May 8th, 1912.
FRANK LEROY.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 July 20
ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE Of
CANADA, HALIFAX, N.S.
The next examination for the entry of
Cadets will be neld at the examination q
of the Civil Service Commission in Novei
1912 parents or guardians of intending
didates should apply to the Secretary,
Service Commission, Ottawa, for entry p
before  ist October next.
Candidates  must   be   between   the   agi
14 and  16 on   ist October,   1513.
Cadets are trained for appointment as
cers in tbe Naval Service, the course al
College being two years, followed by ontf
in a  Training Cruiser, after which Cade1"
rated  Midshipmen,
Further details can be obtained on aj|
tion to undersigned.
G. J. DESBARATS,
"    Deputy Minister, Departme
of the Naval Sen|
Department of the Naval Service,
Ottawa,  May th,   1912.
may 25 I
"LAND REGISTRY ACT"
In tbe Matter of an Application for
Certificate of Title to the Water
front of Lots 1352, 1365 and 1366 '
City,  British  Columbia.
NOTTCE is hereby given  of my in
at the expiration of one calendar montl
the   first  publication  hereof  to  issue  ;l
Certificate of  Title in lieu of the  Ceil
of Title issued to The Victoria ChemicaT
pany, Limited, on the 8th day of
and   numbered   11113C  which   bas  be;
or  destroyed. I
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   \|
B. C„ this 25th day of May, 1912.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar General of '|
June 1
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE NOTICE that Christina A. Morri
son, of Vancouver, ocrupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about 40 chains
south from the South-east corner of the Bella
Coola Indian Reserve; thence south 80 chains;
thence west 40 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence east 40 chains to point of
commencement.
Dated March  15th,   1912.
CHRISTINA ABERNETHY MORRISON,
J. R. Morrison, Agent,
apl 20 june 15
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Victoria
TAKE notice tbat Victoria Machinery Depot Company, Limited, of the City of Victoria,
occupation Engineers, intends to apply for
permission to lease tbe following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at high
water mark in the easterly boundary line of
Lot 10, Block K, Harbor Estate, in the City
of Victoria, B.C., distant 115 feet more or
less soutb from the northeast corner of said
Lot 10; thence southerly and following the
easterly boundary of said lot produced, a distance of 590 feet, more or less; thence at right
angles westerly a distance of 300 feet more
or less to tbe easterly boundary of Lot 6,
Block K, Harbor Estate produced; thence at
right angles northerly and following the
westerly boundary line of said Lot 6, produced to high water mark; thence easterly
following the sinuosities of the shore line to
point of commencement containing 4.1 acres,
more or less.
Dated May 17th, Victoria, B.C.
VICTORIA   MACHINERY
DEPOT COMPANY, LIMITED.
Charles Joseph Vancouver Spratt,
Agent.
June 1 aug 30
VICTORIA LAND  DISTRICT
District of Coast,  Range 2
TAKE  notice  that  James  Arthur   Shanks,
of Victoria, B. C, occupation Barber, intends
to apply  for permission  to  purchase thc following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post  planted  on thc north-east  shore of  Mil-
biook Cove;  thence north  40 chains;  thence
east 40 chains; thence south 40 chains; thence
west  40   chains   to  point   of  commencement,
containing  160 acres more or less,
Dated May 8th,  1912.
JAi^ES ARTHUR SHANKS.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
mav 25 july 20
VICTORIA  LAND  DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Anthony Anderson, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Mining Man, intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about three aud one-half miles
distant and in a south-easterly direction from
Takush Harbor; tbence south 80 chains;
tbence west 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated Mav Gth,  1912.
ANTHONY ANDERSON.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 July *°
HELP   WANTED,   FEMALE
Goocl home on Vancouver
Island for a few months offered
for a lady; three small children
in family; must help with housework. Write at once, stating
terms, to P. O. Box 623,
Nanaimo, B. C.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, **ange 2
TAKE notice tbat John  Walker  McBride,
of   Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation   Carpenter,   intends   to   apply   for   permission   to   purchase
the   following   described   lands:—Commencing
at a post  planted  about three miles  distant
and   in   a   southerly   direction   from   Takush
Harbor; tbence west 40 chains; thence north
40   chains;   tbence   east   40   chains;   thence
south  40  chains  to  point  of  commencement,
containing 160 acres more or less.
Dated   May  6th,   1012.
JOHN WALKER McBRIDE.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 July 20
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coasl, Range 2
TAKE notice that Herman Rupert Brown,
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Surveyor, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted about three miles distant
and in a southerly direction from Takush
Harbor; thence east 40 chains; thence north
40 chains; thence west 40 chains; thence
south 40 chains to point of commencement,
containing   160  acres  more  or  less.
Dated May 6th,  1912.
HERMAN RUPERT BROWN.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 July 20
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that t.ie
reserve existing over Lot 103, Range 3, Coast
District, by reason of a notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th of
December, 1907, be cancelled for the purpose
of effecting a sale of the said lands to the
Western Canada Trust Limited.
R. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.,t
22nd  April,   1912.
apl 27 July 27
"LAND REGISTRY ACT"
In the Matter of an Application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 7, Block 5, of
part  of  Section   5,   (Map  282),  Victoria
City. ,
NOTICE is hereby given  of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the first publication  hereof  to issue a fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate of
Title   issued   lo   Samuel   Johns   and   Albion
Johns on  tbe  24th  day  of  April,   1908,  and
numbered   17655C,   which   has  been   lost   or
destroyed.
Dated at the Land Registry Office, Victoria,
British Columbia this 13th day of May, 1912.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar General of Titles,
may 18 15
LAND REGISTRY ACT
In the Matter of an Application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 20, Soutb half
of Lot ai, Lots 23, 24, 25, East 100 acres
of Lot  26 and  Lots 28,  29,  30 and  31,
Thetis Island, Cowichan District.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the first publication  hereof to issue  a  fresh
Certificate of Title  in  lieu of the Certificate
of Title issued to Henry Burchell on the ioth
day   of   June,    1907,   and   numbered    15179C
whicii bas been lost or destroyed.
Dated at the Land Registry Office, Victoria,
B. C, this  15th day of May,   1912.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
may 18
Registrar General of Titles.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICI
District of South Saanich
TAKE NOTICE that t e Vancouvel
Power  Co., Ltd.,  of Victoria,   B.C.,
tlon   Power   Company,   intend   to   ap]
permission   to   lease   the   following
land, comprising the foreshore containl
in part of Slugget Bay, Tod Inlet, Vaf
Island:—Commencing   at   a   post   pla
high water mark on the East shore ofl
Bay, the said post being five hundreL
feet south (Ast.), and eight hundred anl
eight (868) feet west (Ast.) of the :
corner  of  Section   12,  Range  2  Westl
Saanich   District;    thence   west   (Asl
hundred and fifty-two and three-tenths T
feet;   thence   south   (Ast.)   one   hundrf
forty-six and one-tenth  (146.1)  feet
less^ to high water mark on  the  soutj
of Slugget Bay, and thence along hig
mark to the point of commencement,
ing two and four-tenths  (2.4)  acres
le:-.
Dated April 25th, 1912.
THE VANCOUVER ISLAND
CO., LTD.
A,  O.  Noakes,
mav 4
WATER NOTICE
For a Licence to Take and Use
NOTICE  is    hereby    given    tbat   -
Island Power Co., Ltd., 413 Winch l|
Vancouver,  B.C., will apply for a He
take   and  use   <;6o  cul.de   feet   per   se|
water out of Nitnat River, which fio|
southerly  direction  through   Lots   51
and empties into Nitnat Lake   near
P.   O.    The  water  will   be  diverted
of Canyon  on  Lot  51  and  will  be
Power   Purposes   on   tbe   land   desc
Lot 51.
This notice was posted on the grol
the 8th day of May, 1912. The ap™
will be filed in the office of the Wal
corder at Victoria and Alberni. I
Objections may bc filed witn til
Water Recorder or with the Comptrl
Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, \|
B. C.
CENTRAL ISLAND POWER 1
App
413 Winch Bldg., Vancouvd
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
School, Diamond Crossing
SEALED   TENDERS,   superscribed
der for School-house, Diamond Crossirf
be received by the Honourable the
of  Public  Works  up to   12  o'clock
Wednesday, the  12th day of June,
the erection  and completion of a laii
room  frame  school-house  at  Diamoncl
ing in thc Newcastle Electoral Distri|
Plans, specifications, contract, a
of tender may bc seen on and
22nd day of May, iqw, at the office!
H. Sbepard, Esq., Secretary of thel
Board, Ladysmith; the Government V
Cumberland and Nanaimo; and thel
ment of Public Works, Parliament B|
Victoria.
Each proposal must be accompanicl
accepted cheaue or certificate of def
a chartered bank of Canada, madcf
to the Honourable the Minister
Works, for the sum of $225, wbicb I
forfeited if the party tendering del
enter into contract when called upof
so, or if hc fail to complete the w\
tracted for. The cheques or ccrtijjf
deposit of unsuccessful tenderers
turned to them upon the execution
contract.
Tenders will not be considered unl|
out  on   the   forms  supplied,   signed
actual signature of the tenderer, and |
in  the envelopes furnished.
Tbe  lowest  or  any   tender   not   n<J
accepted.
J. E. GRIFFITH,
Public Works
Department of Public Works,
Victoria,  B.C., May   18th,  1912J
mav 25
VTCTORIA LAND DISTRld
District of Sayward       I
TAKE NOTICE that Gordon Marl
Toronto, Clerk, intends to apply fol
sion to purchase the following describl
Commencing at a post planted at tl
east  corner   of  an   island   in   Squirt!
Cortez  Island,  Sayward  District;  thi
lowing tbe shore line along high wal
northerly, westerly, southerly and ciT
point of commencement, containing '
more  or  less.
Dated March 31st,  1912.
GORDON MANSFIELD.
Harold Percy Hart,
may 4 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1912
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will it be divulged without consent.
FLOWERS THAT BLOOM
IN THE SPRING"
558 Granville Street,
Vancouver,  B.  C,
ioth June,  1912.
>r The Week, Victoria, B.C.:
ir Sir,—Will you kindly supply
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y also add that The Week does
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ttable as   the    perusal   of your
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ectual treat, in spite of my not
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rank   outsider   like   myself,   to
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HER  EXPECTS  MOVE  BY
N. R. IN FEW WEEKS
C. N. R. telephone line from
Via 1111 is rapidly nearing Hope,
now only a few miles away,
racks are on the last trestle,
ugh the last steps towards the
of the line into Hope are be-
ken very slowly some consola-
nay be found in the fact that
ad will be complete as soon as
:eel is laid to the site of the
1.
:oncction with the V. V. & E.
Cettle Valley roads there have
io definite developments during
eek.   J. H.  Kennedy, chief en
gineer of the V., V. & E., and a small
staff are at present on the route
north of Coalmont. It is unlikely
that operations will begin at Hope
until the C. N. R. Company is in a
position to deliver supplies here.
Meanwhile the Great Northern
Company has a number of matters
requiring arrangement with the provincial Government. On Thursday
Louis Hill, past president, and M. J.
Costello were in Victoria conferring
with Premier McBride. Although
the company's branch lines cross the
British Columbia boundary in no
fewer than eight places, and they also
control one short line on Vancouver
Island, the interview had reference
almost exclusively to the V., V. & E.
railway.
; After the interview the premier
made the following statement to the
press:
"From my discussion with Mr.. Hill,
you may say it is highly probable
that within the next few weeks some
very important development works
will be undertaken by this concern."
Ifs in the Kitchen
Where the true advantage of Kirkham's Store becomes apparent.
When your Groceries run low and you are about to replenish. It
sets you thinking where you can buy the best quality at the lowest
figure. There is only one store that keeps ringing in your ears and
that is Kirkham's—where you can depend upon the quality. Test it-
try it—you'll find we are right. Today we call your attention to
Noel's Celebrated Goods. Everyone knows Noel's High Class Foods
—put up so temptingly and always so delicious.
Noel's Potted Meats, a splendid line for sandwiches, jar 20c
Rolled Ox Tongue, all ready for slicing, per jar $1.50 and $1.25
Lamb's Tongues in Tomato Sauce, per glass '.50c
Picnic Brawn, Oxford Brawn, Boar's Head Brawn—just the dish
for a picnic, each 35c
A Large Assortment of Cooling Drinks for Summer Time
H. 0. Kirkham & Co., Ltd.
741, 743, 745 Fort Street
Grocery Store Butcher Shop Liquor Store
Tels. 178, 179 Tel. 2678 Tel. 2677
"IDEAL" Steel Davenport
w0'
An out-door
cosy-corner
The Royal Cash Registers
At $50, $60 and $75 Each
Agents
ARE THE BEST VALUES MADE
Phone 63
Victoria Book & Stationery Co., Ltd.
1004 Government Street
See this strong, sensible, serviceable all-
steel davenport and you'll want to get
one for your porch or summer home.
Doesn't it look inviting? And comfortable, too Nothing buiden-
some, intricate or breakable about it—and it doesn't warp or get
out oi order like wooden kinds.
Springs in seat and back. Substantial, sanitary mattress securely
fastened to both seat and back. Length is 73 inches; width of seat,
22 inches; width wide open, 47 inches.
Useful All Day And At Night, Too
Gives double value, because il
is a handsome couch by day, and
I comfortable bed tt night Probably
it's the very thing you've been looking
for. Be sure you get the "IDEAL"
kind—with our trade mark stamped on it.
We'll tell you where you can get one
if you write for Booklet No. D '■*•■
«** IDEAL BEDDING C?td.
Jaffiaraon Ave., Toronto    M
20 M
junthe        ^*«®r
thing io emargeneiai
The Union Steamship Company, Ltd. of B.C.
S.S. CAMOSUN—For Prince Rupert and Granhy Bay every Tuesday.
S.S. CHELOHSIN—For Skeena River, Prince Rupert, Naas River,
Fort Simpson and Stewart every Saturday.
THE BOSCOWITZ STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LTD.
S.S. VENTURE—For  Campbell   River,   Hardy   Bay.   Rivers   Inlet,
Namu, Ocean Fall, liella Coola, Bella Bella, every Wednesday.
S.S. VADSO—For Skeena River,  Prince .Rupert,  Naas, every two
weeks.
JOHN BARNSLEY, Agent,
Phone 1925 534 Yates Street
may 18 S oct 19
BE WONT
HAPP
TUX
GETS
Do You want
High Grade
Furniture?
Do you zvant Well-made, Comfortable Furniture?
Do you want to buy your Home Furnishings Nozv?
Then come to Weiler Bros., where you can get just
such furnishings for your home. Arrangements
to suit all.
Give the June Bride a Useful Dinner Set
We have a most complete assortment to select from.    Read
over these  few prices;  come in and inspect the offering.
Material and Workmanship are perfect
and Satisfaction
warranted.
96-Piece Emerald Green Derwent, open
stock Dinner Set at, net $10.00
96-Piece White and Gold Edge Line and
Sprig, open stock pattern at, net, $8.55
97-Piece Flown  Blue Rose,  open  stock
Dinner Set at, net $9.50
97-Piece Plain White Open Stock Dinner
Set at, net  $8.55
101-Piece Crown Derby Recherche Open
Stock Patterns Dinner Set at,
net   $22.80
97-Piece Peacock Ophelia Open Stock
Dinner Set at, net $8.55
Extra Special—97 Piece Dinner Set, $7.60 net
CHOOSE YOUR FLOOR COVERINGS FROM THE LARGEST AND BEST VARIETY IN THE CITY
Beautiful New Curtains for the Summer.   See our showing of "Sundour" Unfadable Curtain Goods.   Hammocks of all Descriptions.   Lawn and Porch
Furniture.   Refrigerators.   Ice Cream Freezers, Etc.
The Value is Apparent
at a Glance.
The Store that Never
Disappoints
The Home of
New Ideas
and
Honest Values IU
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, W12
Society
Mrs. George McCurdy ancl child,
Vancouver, are the guests of Mrs.
Rowley  Heyland,  Niagara  street.
Dr. Loenholme has returned from
a week's visit to Vancouver.
•ri      *      .It
Mrs. Norman Rant has returned
from a short visit to Vancouver.
•i*    *   *
Miss Nano Baker, from Vancouver, spent the week-end as the guest
of friends in the  city.
* *   *
Hon. Ray W. Jones, Seattle, was a
guest in town during the week.
* *    ■■_
Mrs. Hickey and Miss Hickey, who
have been spending several months at
the Empress liotel, have returned to
Vancouver.
Miss Blakemore spent a few days
in New Westminster during the week.
* *    *
Mrs. Barnes, from McLeod, is visiting her sister, Mrs.  Ross,  Rockland
avenue.
* *   *
Mr. ancl Mrs. W. J. Holmes have
moved to their new home on South
Hampshire Road.
Mrs. Maurice Cane is making a
short stay as the.guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy, at their
new home near  Sidney.
Mrs. D. Stevens left on Sunday
morning for Portland, Ore., where she
will make a short stay with friends.
i.      _M      *
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Robertson and
family spent the week-end at their
summer cottage at Shawnigan Lake.
* *   *
Mrs. R. G. Tatlow and family are
staying at their summer residence at
Gordon Head.
* *   *
Dr. and Mrs. A. Pellant (recent arrivals from London, England), are
staying with Mrs. G. Mesher, Dallas
Road.
* *   *
Miss May Woods, Smith's Falls, is
theguest ot friends in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. John Mills have returned to their home in Vancouver
after spending the past month visiting points of interest on the Island.
4   *   *
Mr. and Mrs. H. Dallas Helmcken
sailed recently from New York for
England, where they will spend some
months on a pleasure visit.
* *   *
Dr. C. Fagan has returned from a
visit to the Mainland.
* *   *
Miss Phipps of this city was the
guest recently of Mrs. R. G. Tatlow,
Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr.  and  Mrs. M.  A.   Macdonald,
from Vancouver, are guests in Victoria.
* *   *
Mrs. A. Fletcher was hostess of a
smart tea during the week.
*        *        *
Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey W. Booth
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Dorothy Mary, to Mr. Henry James Lumsden Ketchen, youngest
son of the late Major James Ketchen,
Vingillie, Nairn, Scotland.
* *   *
T. H. Leigh, from Vancouver, was
registered at the Empress Hotel during the week.
* *   *
Mrs. Harry Pooley, Miss Mason,
Miss Monteith and Messrs. Derick
James and Halifax returned from a
visit to Cowichan Lake on Sunday
last, making the trip by the river in
Indian canoes.
* *   »
Major and Mrs. Kenneth Duncan
were in the city from Duncan, B.C.,
recently.
* *   *
Dr. ancl Mrs. J. H. King have arrived in the city from Cranbrook, B.
C, and arc registered at the Empress.
* *   *
Mrs. E. G. Prior and Mrs. George
Johnston entertained on Monday afternoon last in honour of Miss Helen
Peters and also in honour of Baby
Johnston who celebrated her first
birthday. Among those present were:
Mrs. Trotter Johnston, Mrs. Fletcher,
Mrs. F. W. Peters, Miss Peters, Mrs.
(Col.) Peters, Miss Gladys Peters,
Miss Wadmore, Mrs. Genge, Mrs. A.
S. Gore, Mrs. R. G. Monteith, Miss
Mason, Mrs. Despard Twigg, Mrs. G.
Hughes, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Geo.
Matthews, Mrs. Harold Robertson,
Miss Marion Robertson, Mrs. Luxton, the Misses Polly and Fiji Luxton, Mrs. Basil Prior and Miss Marion
Prior,   Mrs.   Combe,   Miss   Combe,
Baby Combe, Mrs. Jack Bryden, the
Misses Peggy and Tiny Dryden, Mrs.
Kirkbride, Miss Adele Kirkbride, Miss
N. Dupont, Miss Mara, Miss Gillespie, Miss Eberts, Miss Lorna Eberts,
Miss Newcombe, Miss Monteith, Mrs.
George McCurdy (Vancouver), Baby
McCurdy and Miss Woods.
*    *   *
A pretty wedding, largely attended
by the friends of the young couple,
was celebrated at 7.30 on last Saturday evening week, when Miss Beatrice Louise Lacey (a recent arrival
from England) was married to Mr.
Arthur Jesse Petets, of this city. The
ceremony was performed by Rev.
William Stevenson at the residence of
the bridegroom's parents, Heron
street, Oak Bay. The bride, who
looked very striking, wore a becoming gown of white silk ancl lace insertion with trimmings of real lace.
She carried a bouquet of bride roses
and white sweet peas and was attended by Miss Ada Blakemore as bridesmaid. The groom was supported by
his brother, Mr. Robert Peters. The
room where the wedding took place
was charmingly adorned with quantities of roses and sweet peas, which
made a picturesque setting for the
pretty ceremony. On the return from
their honeymoon the young couple
will take up their residence at Willow's Beach.
BISHOP   BEATS   THE   BOUNDS
A party of choirboys carrying long
white willow wands tied with red
and blue bows patrolled Leadenhall-
street on Monday beating the bounds
of the parish of St. Andrew-Under-
shaft, in accordance with the old custom. The party was headed by the
Bishop of Willesden (Dr. Perrin),
carrying a bouquet of flowers, and
several councillors of the ward.—
Lloyd's Weekly News.
The Dallas Hotel
Victoria, B. C.
"The Sea-side Hotel"
Situated on the Dallas Esplanade, with magnificent view
of the Straits of Juan de
Fuca. Recently refurnished
throughout and under new
management.
Rates: $2.50 per day and up.
American Plan.
Special   terms  per  week  or
per month.
JAMES KEY, Manager
Ideal Summer
Conditions may
be Completely
Spoilt—
By the presence of house flies,
which are unsanitary, unpleasant and even dangerous.
FLIBAN
The New Fly Catcher
Will be found the most effective remedy. This is an improvement over the ordinary
fly catcher—displays a larger
surface, is very clean and can
be hung up anywhere. Absolutely the best yet. Price 5c
each, 6 for 25c
Cyrus H. Bowes
Chemist
1228 Government Stpeet
Tels. 425 and 450
Farmers'Ex-
change, Ltd.
618 Johnson Street
Phone 3318
A Few Week End Specials
Eggs, per doz 35"=
Fresh Dairy Butter, per lb 45c
Spring Chickens, per lb 40C
Local Strawberries, per basket  3°c
Local Asparagus, per lb 15c
Local Rhubarb, per 6-lbs 25c
Local Gooseberries, per lb 15c
Lettuce, Radishes, Spinach and all other local vegetables,
april 20 S oct 26
HOSE Sf BROOKS CO., LIMITED
Vancouver, Distributors for B. C.
How Many Men Have Exclaimed:
"I wish I had a Cap for
this Windy Weather"?
Well here you are—a new showing
of English and American Caps all
$1.00, $1.50 and $2.00, including arj
elegant range from Trees & Co.j
of London. Just what you need
for a windy clay or for motorinjl
trips. Select one now so you'l|
have it when you require it.
Fitzpatrick & 0' Connell j
Hatters and Clothiers       "You'll like our clothes"—Reg.
811-813 Gov't St., opp. P. O.
apl 6
Jul I
Westholme
Grill
The Cosiest and Coolest Grill on the Pacific Coast.   Guests
assured of a hearty welcome—the best of cooking—quick :
pleasant service. An assortment of Wines and Liquors unequallt|
SUNDAY  DINNER
Orchestra 6.15 to 7.30—9 to n
MENU
A LA CARTE
Olives 20      Radishes 15      Green Onions 10      Almonds 20
CANAPE
Tuni Fish 25       Pate de Foie Gras 25       Caviar 25       Anchov;
SHELL FISH
Ciab Cocktail 25 Eastern Oysters on Shell 40
Little Neck Clams on Shell 40
SOUP
Consomme Julienne 15       Creme Alexander 15       Chicken Broth|
Boston Clam Chowder 15
FISH
Filet of Sole Marguere 25 Broiled Salmon Maitre de Hotel|
Finnan Haddie Delmonico 40    Baked Oysters Excelsior 25
ENTREE
Small Steak Mushroom Sauce 45 Broiled Lamb Steak Colbertl
Fresh Mushrooms on Toast 75 Shirred Eggs Florentine 40 f
Eastern Oyster Patties 50        Chicken Supreme Casse 50
Pine Apple Fritter 20
ENTREE TO ORDER.
Squab Pigeon on Toast 75        Half Broiled Chicken and Bacon |
Sweetbreads Country Gravy 50
ROAST
Prime Ribs Beef Yorkshire Pudding 40     Extra Cut 75
Vancouver Island Spring Lamb Fresh Mint Sauce 50
Local Young Turkey Cranberry Sauce 75
VEGETABLES
Local Asparagus 35 Fresh Spinach 15 Cauliflowerl
New Garden Peas 25 New Potatoes in Cream 25
SALADS
Local Tomatoes Sliced 35 Cucumbers 25 Head Lettuce|
Chicken Mayonnaise 50      Combination so
DESSERT
Green Apple Pie 10   Deep Rhubarb Pie 15    Strawberry Shortcakd
Local Strawberries and Cream 35     Bread and Butter Pudding i|
Vanilla Parfait 25   Peach Melba 35   Chocolate Eclaire 10
Canteloupe:   Half 15,     Whole 25
Assorted Fruit 25 Nuts and Raisins 25
Tea, per pot 20 Coffee, per pot 20 Demitasse 10       Mill]
Please don't forget to reserve your tables.   L. Turner, Musi|
Director, will have his usual high class entertainment, Vq
and Instrumental.
Jimmy Morgan
Manager
Late of Vancouver, B. C.
Ladies' Tailors
Dealers in Silks, Laces Etc.
Ladies' and Children's
Whitewear
So Kee & Co.
P.O. Box 160
1029 Cook St.       Cor. Cook & Fort
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135tooHslfflftffH-50SmMl THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1912
11
"Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
Humours
(By The Hornet)
ff
pat  Canadians  heaved  a  sigh  of
when they learned that the sud-
lillness of the Duchess of Con-
Iht had taken a favourable turn.
I *   *   *
lat in eight months the Duke and
jess have won a permanent place
affections of the people.
* *   *
at Earl Grey never loses an op-
|nity of saying a good word for
* *   *
It his addresses in London are
|ut doubt the finest endorsations
lominion has ever received.
* *   *
It his recent utterance will un-
pdly prove a death blow to the
ponable title of "immigrant" as
to people of our own race.
* *   *
whatever the cause may be,
lirden is "getting a move on" in
Itter of naval defense.
* *   *
however    the    Times    may
\,  there  is  only one word  in
aflish language which describes
eration of that false report of
IcBride's  speech  after  he  had
|y contradicted it.
* *   *
this is not only the cheapest
jf   political   capital   but   the
the seismological disturbances
[ska must have affected the lit-
I'apparata" of the Colonist, un-
abortive word was an attempt
leranto.
*♦"''"♦
the Portland Rose Carnival is
|the greatest annual festivals on
cific Coast.   What's the matter
lie Victoria Rose Show?
* *   *
a little good organizing, and
judicious   advertising  would
alter the complexion of what
|rdly be regarded as a success.
* *   *
with the best of intentions the
Ir   verdict   will   be   that   the
OGUE,
NOT
AGARY
what  you get in
ie tailoring of  the
lOUSE OF HOBBERLIN.
lhe taste and talent
the  most highly
lid designer guards
)u against the dress
leaks and follies that
[op up every season.
a style is right and
aright, you'll find
it in our line.
Commonwealth
\ome of Hobberlin Clothes
608 Yates St.
Next to Imperial Bank
School Trustees have made a serious
mistake in    fronting the    new High
School on Grant Street.
* *   *
That they have undoubtedly been
over-ruled in this matter by the example of American cities in which the
conditions are entirely different from
those in Victoria.
* *   *
That the amount of sunshine here
would have been sufficient to satisfy
hygienic requirements in whatever
position the school might have been
placed.
* *   *
That it is an instance of bureaucracy which will not soon be forgotten by the "Man in the Street"
who believes in sanctified common
sense.
* *   *
That what is wanted is a little more
healthy sunshine to chase the cobwebs out of the brains of the Board's
advisers.
* *   *
That the work of prosecuting license holders for serving whiskey to
minors has only just begun.
* *   *
That the practice is general and no
favours should be shown in selecting
houses for. prosecution.
* *   *
That the safest and swiftest automobile stage in B. C. runs between
Victoria and Sooke.
* *   *
That the city is unfortunate in its
expropriation proceedings, but not altogether blameworthy.
* *   *
That in some instances the agents
of the property owners are" responsible for the high prices demanded.
That however high the prices may
look now, they will be higher next
fall.
* *   *
That Australia and New Zealand
are "doing themselves proud" in the
matter of naval defense and military
training.
* *   *
That it is not a little singular that
in the countries governed by the Labour Party military training should
be compulsory.
* *   *
Tllat, if rightly understood, this fact
furnishes food for reflection for the
Socialists and Anarchists of the Pacific Coast cities.
* *   *
' That the "I Won't Workers" and
the "I Won't Fighters" are being repudiated by the true  Labour Party.
* *   *
That the Boy Scouts and the Cadet
Corps are the hope of the future.
* *   *
That the Twentieth Century may
yet see the fulfilment of ' the prophecy "A little child shall lead them."
* *   *
That the Deputation to Ottawa has
directed the attention of the Domin-
iou Government to many matters of
importance.
* *   *
That it is greatly to be regretted
that it was not possible for the Member for Victoria to be present as well
as the Member for Nanaimo.
* *   *
That it Is something to have gained
the assent of Mr. Borden to the proposition that the opening of the Panama Canal will revolutionise transportation conditions at the Coast.
* *   *
That The Week and Mr. Alan
Dumbleton can fairly shake hands on
the closing of Cowichan Bay and
Saanich Arm to commercial fishing.
* *   *
That they fought the battle single-
handed and are more than  gratified
at the result.
* *   *
That the Attorney-General has reason to congratulate himself on the admirable   working   of   the   Provincial
Liquor Act.
* *   »
That if he can only ensure its
rigorous enforcement there will bc
little left for amateur reformers to
do.
* *   *
That there is no public demand for
the enforcement of the Lord's Day
Act in Victoria, because there are no
breaches which cannot be dealt with
by the City regulations—properly enforced.
That the white enamelled drinking
fountains near the Causeway and at
Beacon Hill Park are intended for ornament and not for use.
* *   *
That it is according to the law of
opposites that whenever the water
question is to the fore the "dust" is
raised.
* *   *
That the new City Engineer has
settled down to business and has already effected some useful reforms.
* *   *
That the question of the hour is,
who  is  to  pay  for  Chief  Langley's
motor car?
* *   *
That the Police have not yet
stopped motorists from driving between tram-cars and the sidewalk
when passengers are alighting.
* *   *
That in every    instance    they are
breaking the  By-law by passing the
tram-car on the wrong side.
- *   *   *
That there is a rate war on between
the motor-car owners who ply their
machines   for   hire—and  it   is   about
time.
* *   *
That the exorbitant charges of Victoria hackmen are a serious detriment
to the city.
*****
That the charge of one dollar for
a single passenger from the C. P. R.
Wharf  to  the  corner  of  Vancouver
and Mears is "daylight robbery."
**■**.
That it is about time the City fixed
the rates and made it compulsory to
display a tariff card on every hired
vehicle.
* *   *
That it is as foolish to compare
cricket with baseball as to assign the
same reporter to deal with both
games.
* *   *
That it makes all the difference in
the world when chickens come home
to roost—even coloured chickens.
* *   *
That Eastern Canada has been
singularly "apathetic" towards the
colour problem of British Columbia,
but was singularly "active" in refusing admittance to Howard, the coloured Olympic champion from Winnipeg, when they refused him admission to Montreal and Toronto hotels
because of the colour of his skin.
The London
Book Club
Wo«r/:lltola.m.&4to6p.m. daily
Saturday, 11 _ol,4to6&8to 10p.m.
Library and Office
737 Fort Street
Victoria, B. C.
Mrs. Hallett, Librarian   Phone 2601
Waterfront for Sale Cheap
Why pay $250 to $1,000 per
acre when you can buy the
most beautiful waterfront for
$150 per acre. This is situated
at extreme soutii end of Salt
Spring Island, overlooking Pier
Island and handy to Sidney and
terminus of B. C. E. Rly.—63
acres, 14 acres cleared, small
orchard, good spring, and road
to gate, sheltered bay for
launch on next lot; most magnificent view of Mount Baker,
Olympic Range and all Islands
of Gulf intervening. Terms to
suit. For full particulars apply
to
JOHNC. MOLLET
South Salt Spring
G.K. McLEAN, CE.
Landscape Architect
& Engineer
Phone 5931 Fairfield Building
Vancouver, B. C.
May 4 S Aug. 4
FOR SALE
FINE LOT  ON   METCHOSIN   ST.
60X125,  ALI.   CLEARED
PRICE   $1000   ON
AAA,,,,       EASVTERMS
"A. S." CARE WEEK
SPENCE, DOHERTY & CO.
Hatters and Furnishers "To Men Who Care"
Why Not
Real Tailored-to-Order
Clothes ?
Royal Tailored Clothes cost no
more than take-your-chance
ready makes. A perfect fit costs
no more than a partial fit. It's
simply a matter of coming here
and getting measured.
Of course you may live this
life poorly dressed, but it won't
save you any money. And when
the best clothes, Royal Tailored,
cost no more, why not have them
Why Not:
P
Spence, Doherty & Co.
MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S HAT SHOP
1216 Douglas St.
mcli 9
june 9
What you want, the way you want it
Afternoon Tea, Dainty Luncheons,
Special Teas for parties by arrangement.    Do not forget—We always
keep on hand guaranteed
New Laid Eggs.
The TEA KETTLE   nw douglas st.
MISS M. WOOLDRIDGE, Proprietress        Opposite the Victoria Theatre
THE Staggard Tread Tires
are the most economical you can
buy because the double thickness
and quality of the riding treads equal that
of any two ordinary tires.
Their chief value, however, lies in the protection they afford both passengers and car in checking
every tendency to slip or skid on any kind of wet or
slippery road or when making sharp emergency turns.
WRITE FOR OUR BOOKLET
"THE  TIRE PERFECT"
which tells why Republic "Staggard Tread" Tres
give more service at less expense and are safer tnan
any other kind.
TAIT TIRE GO,
Distributors for B. G.
537 YATES STREET
mch ifi
sept 16
English Footwear for Men
Men's Tan Russia Calf Straight Lace Boot with hand-welted sole.
Men's Dark Tan Brogue Shoes, with hand-welted soles.
Men's Dark Tan Calf Golf Shoes, made with scafe patent and
guaranteed waterproof; also hand-welted.
Men's White Buck Lace Boots, with hand-welted leather soles.
Men's White Buck Lace Boots with heavy leather, hand-welted
soles for cricket.
Men's White Buck Boots with heavy rubber sole, with or without
strap over vamp.
Men's White Buck Shoes vvith heavy rubber soles.
Men's Patent Court Shoes of best quality.
Mail Orders promptly filled
H. B. Hammond Shoe Co.
Hanan & Son, Sole  Agents Broadwalk Staffers       Wichert & Gardiner,
N. Y. for Children N. Y.
PEMBERTON   BUILDING,   6_I   FORT   STREET 12
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1912
EDITORIAL
(Continued from Page i)
erection. Meanwhile, what has Victoria clone?    It has entertained a
Mr. Patterson of Winnipeg, who,
while he was here, hypnotized the
Board of Trade and one "fledgling
journalist" and induced them to believe tliat he,  Patterson,  was the
greatest living authority on grain
shipping and that Victoria was positively the only place on the Pacific
Coast which should become a great
grain port.   As the result of this
gentleman's plausibility the Council
of the  Board of  Trade and the
"fledgling journalist" pinned their
faith to his promises,  gave him
columns of free advertising, newspaper interviews and boosts, then
calmly sat down and believed that
the scheme would mature through
the influence of Mr. Patterson and
the   circulation   of   a   "Petition."
But the Board of Trade ancl the
"fledgling journalist" were leaning
on a broken reed, for if anyone
will take the trouble to procure a
copy of the Winnipeg Telegram of
May 4th, when Mr. Patterson returned to his native city and reported the result of his Western
trip, they will find that he does not
even mention V ictoria, but instead
he states specifically that Vancouver is the best place on the Pacific
Coast for grain elevators.   This is
not the first time that honied words
have lulled the Board of Trade into a sense of false security, and
Mr. Elliott has   touched   the spot
when he says in effect that if Victoria wants grain elevators Victoria
men have got to show their confidence in their port by finding the
money to build them, as business
men do in other cities—particularly
in Vancouver;
OVER-SEAS CLUB —Mr.
Evelyn Wrench, the founder of the Over-Seas Club
movement   which   now   embraces
nearly 100,000 members in all parts
of the world, has come to Canada
for the purpose of stimulating interest in the movement by making
the personal acquaintance of members throughout the Dominion. He
has received little short of a royal
welcome in all the Eastern cities,
from Halifax to Toronto;  he has
been entertained by the Canadian
Clubs ancl feted by various organizations,   and   his   eloquence   and
charm of manner have made him
'a popular  favourite  wherever he
has gone.   This is not to be wondered at when one regards the objects of the Over-Seas Club movement,  which are Imperial  in the
best and truest sense.    From no
one has Mr. Wrench  received a
heartier welcome   than   from that
great pioneer of Imperialism, Colonel   Denison   of   Toronto.   Mr.
Wrench is on his way to the Coast,
preaching   a   crusade   which   has
everywhere aroused enthusiasm and
which cannot fail to be as popular
in British Columbia as in any other
part of Canada.   He has come at
the   right  time  and  his  eloquent
addresses will help to weld together
all  the different sections of this
composite Dominion.   Mr. Wrench
gives all the credit for the inception
of the central idea of the Over-Seas
Club movement to Cecil Rhodes,
the greatest of all Empire builders.
In this crisis he is emphasizing the
responsibility of Canada in the matter of Imperial Naval Defense and
his sentiments are everywhere being   applauded.     The   Over-Seas
Club of Victoria, which numbers
more than two hundred members,
will give Mr. Wrench a hearty reception.   He has under consideration the federation of all Canadian
branches  ancl it is expected that
this will   be   effected   during his
visit. .!
CHILDREN'S VIEWS ON ROADS
Many an adult called upon to prepare a thesis on "What Good Roads
Mean to Canada," would find himself nonplussed. He would know,
perhaps, in a vague, indefinite way
that Good Roads would mean much
for this country, that it would make
for its betterment socially, its advancement commercially, and its
rapid development. He would understand that Good Roads would bring
in a large influx of tourists, and decrease the -cost of living. But if requested to state these facts in a clear,
logical manner, and to draw deductions and conclusions therefrom, the
average man would confess his inability to prepare a satisfactory paper.
And yet this is just what nearly
five hundred of Canada's school children have done. The Canadian Highway Association, some time ago, offered valuable prizes for the best
essays on "What Good Roads Mean
to Canada." Evidently this was a
popular subject, for students from all
parts of the Dominion sent papers
to the headquarters of the Association in New Westminster, including
essays so carefully prepared that the
judges took over two weeks to decide the three prize-winners.
This inducement to the children to
study the question of better roads is
commendable in every way, and it is
gratifying that this first propaganda
among the young people has met with
such signal success.
In their report, the judges mention
the thoroughness with which the children treated the subject, and instance
the stress the children placed upon
the social aspect. Canada, perhaps
unconsciously, is striving for a higher
moral plane, and the children recognize the factor that Good Roads
would be in this. The boy of today
is the man of tomorrow. The Good
Roads question will not be settled in
this or the next decade, and the study
of the subject which the preparation
of these essays has involved on the
part of the young people will inculcate in them a desire for better roads,
which will not be eradicated by the
passing of time. Some day some of
the children whose essays have just
given the Westminster judges such a
trying time will be occupying high
places in this Dominion. Some will
be reeves or councillors of municipalities, some mayors or aldermen of
cities; some will be members of parliament; one may be Premier of Canada. Because of this study of the
question in their youth, they will
have a truer, clearer, knowledge of
conditions than could otherwise have
been the case, and the result of their
study in 1912 will make for the benefit and the betterment of their communities ten or twenty years hence.
The Canadian Highway Association
has already accomplished much commendable work, but it is doubtful if
its propaganda and its deputations to
parliament will have done as much to
awaken the public conscience as this
offer of medals to the children of
Canada.
. Myrtle Downard, 1444 Pembroke
Street; Miss P. Pierce, 2502 Cook
Street, and Edith Stewart, 1449 Pembroke Street, of Victoria, submitted
the best essays from Victoria, and
will be rewarded with a silver souvenir pin. Twenty-two es*says were
received from Victoria.
DEPARTMENT  OF THE  NAVAI
SERVICE
RADIO-TEI.EGRAPH BRANCH
NOTIC
NOTICE is hereby given that tlie Hoard of
Valuators to consider claims for work actually performed and materials supplied in
connection with thc construction of the Midway & Vernon Railway, will further consider
all such claims as have been fully filed and
verified.
Any claimst which have not already been so
filed and verified bv statutary declaration or
otherwise, should be filed witb the undersigned  without  delay.
The Board will consider all claims for
actual physical work .performed and goods
and materials supplied in connection witli the
surveying, locating or obtaining of right of
way between Rock Creek and Vernon.
R. P. GREEN,
Secretary of tbe Board.
Address Box 312,
Victoria, B. C.
june 8 june 29
Old Country Barber Shop
Honey and Flowers—Brilliantine
a Specialty
Charles Gordon  Steuart,   Hair  Expert
637 Fort Street
Apl 20 S July 27
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to thi
dersigned, and endorsed ''Tender fori
Erection of an Operating House and Dl
Dwelling, at Alert Bay," at Cormorant 11
B. C, will be received at this Office ™
noon on July ist,  1912.
Plans, specifications, and form of col
to bc entered into, can be seen on and/1
the ist day of June, at the office of Stf.1
tendent of Radio-Telegraph Branch oj
partment of the Naval Service, Ottaul
at the office of thc District Superinul
of Radio-Telegraph Service, Victoria, X
and at thc office of the Post Master at|
Bay,   Cormorant   Island,   B. t C.
Persons tendering are notified that tl
will not he considcreu unless made cl
printed forms supplied, and signed witli
actual signatures, stating their occui|
and places of residence. In the
firms, the actual signature, the nattl
thc occupation, and place of rcsideil
each member of the firm must be tgiv(I
Each tender must be accompanied 1
accepted cheque on a chartered bank, ]|
to the order of the Honourable the i\l
of the Naval Service, equal to ten pT
(10%) of the amount of the tender!
will he forfeited if the person tender!
cline to enter into a contract when!
upon to do so, or fail to complete thj
contracted for. If the-tender be not 1
the cheque will be returned.
The   Department   docs   not   bind   i
accept thc lowest or any tender.
By Order,
G. J. DESBARATS, I
Deputy   Mi|
Department of tlie Naval Service,
Ottawa, June 15, 1912.
TO ARCHITECTS
PROVINCIAL   NORMAL   SCHC|
VICTORIA
NOTICE   is   hereby   given   that   tl
for   the   submission   of   competitive j
for the Provincial Normal School whl
proposed to erect in or near the f
Victoria, has heen extended to the -
of August,   1912, at noon.
ALEXANDER ROBINSON,
Superintendent of Edui|
Education Department,
Victoria, June 5th, 1912.
june 8
HOPE
Buy ia Dewdney
Addition
HOPE
Extract from the "West Yale Review"
June the lst, 1912
CONTRACTS LET FOR V. V. & E. AND
KETTLE VALLEY RAILWAYS
"Contracts have been signed for the construction of both the
V., V. & E. ancl Kettle Valley Lines from Hope to the summit of the
Coquihalla Pass, ancl preparatory work will begin before the end of
July. Although no official announcement has been made by either
company, ancl no official report has been given out by the Railway
Commission, it is evident that the effort to arrange for joint building
clown the Coquihalla valley has failed and there will be a railway
building race. This fact ancl the letting of the contracts are known
to the Provincial Government, which has issued orders to certain of
its officials to facilitate the work of the contractor. The first step
by each company will probably be the establishment of basis in Hope
and the building of wagon roads to carry supplies ancl equipment
along the line of operation."—Extract from Thc "Vancouver Daily
Province, June Sth, 1912.
Extract from "Vancouver Daily Province"
June the 8th, 1912
The first incoming freight over the new line arrived Thursday
from Hope.   It consists of eight carloads of contractors' outfits.
I
One Halt ot the Lots now Sold in Our
Subdivision "Dewdney Addition"
THE LAW OF LOCATION
Is one of the greatest factors in the ultimate success of Commercial
Development—Hope's Strategic Position to the surrounding country;
rich in agricultural lands, timber, minerals, and water-power, combined
with its relation with three Transcontinental Railroads, and being at
the head of Navigation on the Fraser River, 89 miles from Vancouver,
will make Hope an industrial town of importance.
WE STILL HAVE SOME VERY FINE LOTS LEFT
The Opportunity is Yours—Grasp it—as others have clone.   There is
no time like the  present,—choose  your  lots  now,  before  the best
locations are taken up.   Act quickly.   All information given freely.
Come in and see us and talk it over.
Lots from $200 up.  Terms, 14 Cash, balance
6,12 & 18 Months.  Size of Lots, 50x125
BAGSHAWE & CO. SSftS
Head Office: Rooms 224-225 Pemberton Bldg.

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