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 .Pelephoae 2304
3 Blocks from Boat Landing
Tlle New
Rates, $2.50 per Day and Up
100 Rooms, Strictly Modern
First Class Cuisine
outh Government St.
Victoria, B. C
The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review*
Published at Vietoria, B. e.
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St. Telephone 83
ol. 10.   No
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
the death of Agnes Deans Cameron,
Victoria has lost its most brilliant
liter and one of its brightest intellects,
s who sit and write in the Capital City
ritish Columbia, where she was born,
e she lived and did most of her life's
, there is a sense of personal loss, ancl
dss looms large as a local one. Any
: which a noble character, a strong
nality and a brilliant mind could shed
her native city, Victoria derives from
ssociation with the name and the
iry of Agnes Deans Cameron. It is
traction from the true estimate of her
id character that she only came to her
n recent years. A correct apprecia-
f her work and worth would tell that,
she only found her place on the roll
great women of the world a year or
igo, she had carved an enduring
ry in the hearts of hundreds of her
and their parents during the many
of arduous, conscientious toil which
ireceded her more public work. If
Deans Cameron had passed away
ears ago, her monument would have
:he affection and devotion of a limited
of grateful scholar-, ancl parents in
ria. Now she has just gone, she
the memory of a great writer, a
platform speaker and a great teacher
ulrecls and thousands of homes .within
iritish  Empire;   so that  her  whole
• has been logical; a steady progres-
n the development of her faculties;
tdy mounting from one rung of the
• to another, until it is no exagger-
to say that she had climbed very
' to the topmost rung and had begun
erge on the platform which is occu-
)y the half-dozen women of "light ancl
g" who are recognised by the civilized
.   There can be only one note of sad-
m the paean of praise which has fol-
the departure of Agnes Deans Cam-
it is the reflection that her really
work had only just begun.   What she
have achieved it is impossible now
rmise; we can but lay our tribute at
■rave of a woman, who by force of
cter and strength of intellect, as well
the high moral principle which actu-
her every action, has vindicated the
of her sex to enter fields of activity
ften denied them, but in her case con-
d by an indomitable will.
Week is in receipt of a copy of the
special Canadian issue of the Col-
Guardian. It is, if a mining paper
be so, an edition "cle luxe," being
:d throughout on glazed paper, and is
ind'id specimen of typographical skill,
mably the issue was made to, feature
inual meeting of the Canadian Mining
tite, held in Toronto on March 6th.
s surmise is correct, it must in fair-
>e said that the issue does full justice
occasion. The special article dealing
he Mining Institute is illustrated with
its of Mr. Charles Fergie, a past-
ent, and one of the fotinders of the
ite, and Mr. H. Mortimer Lamb, the
Jary, a gentleman well known ancl
respected in Victoria. Being a Ca-
issue it is natural that most of the
press should deal with Canadian
g, and having regard to the fact that
olliery Guardian is mainly a journal
2 Coal Trade, it is natural that it
I have dealt extensively with the pre-
>osition and the future prospects of
lining in the Dominion. The Week
>t seen anywhere a better compendium
ormation on this subject. The edi-
article starts out with the statement
the Dominion of Canada is destined
ome one of the most important coal
:ing countries in the world." The ex-
if our coal deposits is endorsed in
the following pregnant sentence: "From the
Old World point of view the coal fields of
the Dominion are practically inexhaustible."
The Colliery Guardian accepts the estimate
of Mr. D. B. Dowling that the workable
coal beds in Canada cover 30,000 square
miles ancl contain a total of 172,057,000,000
tons. A very exhaustive article, summarized from the geological survey and the
provincial reports, deals with the distribution of coal in the Dominion; another with
coal production; a third covers coal mining
in British Columbia in 1911, and renders
the issue of special interest to dwellers in
this Province. A fourth article deals with
the national coal competition. All these
articles are profusely illustrated; the best
known coal mines in Nova Scotia ancl
British Columbia being featured. It is certainly a compliment to the Canadian industry of coal mining that it should have received such ample treatment at the hands
of a journal like the Colliery Guardian. Indeed, no higher compliment could have
been paid. The Colliery Guardian is the
recognized authority on al! matters pertaining to coal mining. For half a century it
has been the "vade mecum" of British engineers all the world over; it has earned
a reputation for thoroughness ancl reliability which is enjoyed by no other mining
journal, whilst its enlightened handling of
those features of the coal mining industry
which affect National and Imperial interests
has lifted it to a higher plane than that of
a mere trade journal. In common with
other British publications it is manifesting
its interest in Canadian affairs, a circumstance which cannot but be fraught with
special importance to all who are connected
with the industry.
absence of the Editor of The Week
in the North of the Province a paragraph found its way to the "hook" ancl subsequently appeared in the "Lounger"
column of last issue. For its appearance
the Editor assumes full responsibility and
expresses regret for any annoyance which
it may have caused to Colonel Currie personally or to any members of the Fifth
Regiment. In doing this The Week wishes
to emphasize the fact that while it has.on
one or two occasions commented adversely
on certain matters connected with the Regiment, it has always done so in goocl faith,
and for the sole purpose of remedying admitted evils. The Week fought persistently for better equipment and especially for
six-inch guns for practice purposes. The
Week was the first to recognize the exceptional brilliance of the work done by the
Fifth Regiment team in England last year,
so that to charge it with any prejudice
against the Regiment ancl its officers, as has
been clone this week, is absurd. If a paper
is not to be' permitted to criticise, it has
no right to praise, ancl The Week will continue to do both, whether people like it or
not. Whilst on this point The Week wishes
to resent a "dictum" laid down by a member of the Regiment, who felt very much
aggrieved at the paragraph referred to. He
took the ground that no newspaper had the
right to criticise a military organization.
This proposition is unsound ancl untenable.
The English papers are quite free in their
criticisms of regiments whicii fall short
of the traditional standard, ancl the fact
that they are volunteer or militia regiments
does not exempt them from unfavourable
comment, when it is deserved. But to come
nearer home, during the present week, a
leading "Vancouver daily, referring to the
Sixth' Regiment, spoke 6f"th-e''indifference
oh the part of a large number of the rank
and file to perfect themselves in rifle practice." .* Wdiether it is a greater .crime to be
"irtdififfefent" on the subject of marching or
on that .of rifle practice,'The Week does
not pretend to decide.    Whilst again ex
pressing regret that what was intended as a
little pleasantry should have been taken too
seriously, The Week would point out that
what led to the paragraph was the publication in the Colonist of a defective portrait,
the cut of which was made by the Colonist,'
which, however, has not assumed any responsibility for this, although it for once
lowered itself to the level of the Times by
slinging a few choice expletives at The
Week. Everyone is aware that mistakes
will occur, even in an engraving shop, but
such is the reputation of the Colonist for
infallibility that when it became a question
of whether Colonel Currie knew how to
wear his sword, or whether the Colonist
had made a mistake, no one will blame the
poor "Lounger" if he concluded that the
error must lie with the Colonel and not
$1,000, ancl the bonds are a first mortgage
on the whole of the property of the Company. It is estimated that on the lowest
possible basis the annual net profit will be
$500,000, based upon an operation of
100,000,000 feet per annum, and as the
bond interest would only be $240,000 it
would appear that the margin is a safe
one. There is no doubt that this is a gilt-
edged investment, ancl it is doubtful
whether any sounder or more profitable enterprise has been placed on the market in
British Columbia.
with the Colonist, especially as the latter in
its exordium on this subject admits "that
there may be others who are as ignorant
as the person responsible for the paragraph
referred to, though less MALACIOUS."
Week has just been privileged
to read the prospectus of one of
the most important enterprises yet established in B. C, The Empire Lumber Co.
•This Company is capitalized at $7,500,000
ancl holds upwards of 50,000 acres of
Crown granted timber lands in the
Cowichan Lake District of Vancouver
Island. The property is advantageously located, having been purchased from thc land
grant of the E. & N. Railway. A mill site
of 149 acres has been purchased at Osborne Bay on the Straits of Georgia, to
which the E. & N. Railway Co. have contracted to build a standard guage railway.
The work of construction is nearly completed and the railway will be in operation
shortly. The general plan of operation is
to convey the logs from the timber limits
to Cowichan Lake by means of logging
railroads and donkey engines. From the
Lake the new branch railroad will deliver
to the Company's booming grounds at tidewater. The bulk of the timber lands in
B. C. are held under timber licenses or
leases, but the lands of The Empire Lumber Co. are Crown granted, which not only
gives a clear title to the land after the timber is removed but effects a saving in
license fees and royalties approximately to
$2,400,000 or 60% of the Company's entire
bond isstie. The cruiser's report estimates
the enormous total of 4,850.364,000 feet in
the property, an average of 94,854 feet per
acre. The Company is offering $4,000,000
6% twenty-year; first mortgage bonds of
denominations    ranging    from    $100    to
is two years since the members of
the Methodist Conference fore-r
gathered in Victoria. Now as then the
Conference brings many illustrious men to
the Capital City, and now as then it is privileged and honoured by the presence of
the venerable head of the Methodist Church
in Canada, Dr. Carman. It is impossible
to refer to the occasion without commenting on the noble character ancl the brilliant
services of this great ecclesiastical statesman. To those of us more familiar with
the Methodism, of the Old Land he inevitably suggests a comparison with the late
Dr. Rigg, who was for so many years tlie
Nestor of the British Conference. Dr.
Carman is distinguished by tlle same profound learning, sagacious statesmanship,
and keen executive ability; he is also remarkable for the same conservatism of
policy, antl the same passionate clinging to
orthodoxy. As a wise leader he is without
a compeer in his Church, ancl not only the
Methodist Church but the whole of the
Dominion is under a debt to one who has
for many years strenuously maintained, and
vigorously fought for the loftiest principles
ancl the highest standards. Apart from the
important routine business of the Conference, which is more or less a domestic
matter, the moral and religious life of Victoria cannot fail to receive a stimulus from
the visit of the Conference, and from the
deep spiritual influence by which it has always been so signally characterized.
WOMEN'S COUNCIL—Congratulations to the Women's Council on
the splendid work done at its recent session. Only those who give the time
lo follow the business of the sessions in
detail can realise how many important
topics are dealt with, and Mow germane all
its discussions are to the well-being of the
community. Of the many topics discussed
The Week doubts whether there is one of
equal importance to that of the care of
young children. This paper has for several
years persistently directed attention to what
is undoubtedly the weakest spot in the social life of Victoria, the presence of so many
children on our streets at the late hours
of the night. In the last issue, as The Week
has always maintained, the responsibility
for this rests with the parents. It is no
business of the Police or the Health and
Morals Committee of the Council or of any
other public body or servant to discharge
the duty which naturally ind properly be-,
longs to a parent. Neglect of that duty is
the curse of this Continent, and in the best
governed city on the Continent, so far as-
public order is concerned, it is deplorable
to lind such a large number of children, ancl
especially girls of tender age, on thc streets
late at night. The Week is in entire agreement with the proposal which was passed
at the recent session of the Women's Council to introduce a law here which has been
so successful in the East rendering parents
liable to a line when children of tender
years are found out alone at a late hour.
This appears to be a-drastic remedy, but
150 one who has studied the question will
argue that it is too'drastic, or that it is not
fully justified by the, circumstances. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1912
I know that there are two sides to
every question, but I do not often see
them both stated in the same article.
However I am going to try to manage it and tllis all comes of what
happened on the Garrison cricket
ground last Saturday. One must not
make a mountain out of a mole hill,
and the incident was not of sufficient
importance to figure anywhere except
in an "irresponsible" column like the
Lounger's. I was loafing round the
barracks watching the match between the Garrison Club and the V.
C. C. On the west side of the barracks a bunch of Tommies, just as
good hearted, jolly a bunch as Tommies always are, fancied that the Umpire was giving the local team a little
the worst of the deal, so they allowed
their zeal to outrun their discretion
and began bantering him. Being a
sensitive individual, and not over-
gifted with a sense of humour, he
took their banter seriously and when
they told him in effect that he was
cheating he naturally got hot. At the
end of the innings he walked over and
gave them a pretty severe reprimand,
not forgetting one or two expletives.
The*Tommies resented his lecture and
the Sergeant demanded an apology.
There, my readers, are both sides of
an incident which should not have
occurred. Even 'if the Tommies had
indulged in a little harmless banter
they had no right to carry it so far as
to suggest unfairness. On the other
hand it is probable that strict
etiquette, military or cricket, would
have required that the Umpire should
have lodged his complaint with one
of the officers. The only reason I
mention the matter is that it is the
duty of the officers to prevent a repetition of something whicii should
never happen on a cricket field.
#     *fc      "4*
1 notice that the subject of water
is generally dealt with in the editorial
columns of this paper, but this week
circumstances have furnished the opportunity for Lounger to have something to say on liis own account. In
saying it I do not want to cast reflections on any particular officer of the
Corporation. It is not for me to fix
the responsibility, but it is permissible
for anyone to voice their own complaint, especially when they have suffered as I have. I belong to that unfortunate class of Englishmen whicii
has been trained to take a morning
bath. It may not bc necessary for
hygenic purposes, but as a bracer I
find it indispensable. In my younger
days I formed one of the enthusiastic
crowd of early bathers who patronized the Serpentine all the year
round, and it is no fiction that we
many times broke the ice to get our
dip. Under these circumstances no
one will be surprised that thc lack of
the morning tub leaves one lax and
enervated for the days work. This
week I had to go without it until
Wednesday morning simply because
there was no water. The course of
events at my boarding house has been
something like this; all water turned
off at 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., then water
turned on for an hour, then turned
off again until some ungodly hour ill
the early morning when none of
God's creatures except the bird and
the worm are about. The serious
part of the matter is that during all
this time the toilets could not be
flushed—and I leave the rest to the
imagination. It would simply bc a
repetition of an old story to tell of
the wilted flowers and shrubs, the
withered grass and the burnt boulevards which even thus early in the
season are so much in evidence. I
am heartily sick of the whole subject
and would not refer to it but like all
other humans when the pinch touches
me T feel it, and I suppose I may
squeal. What makes the whole thing
so hopeless is that in spite of repeated assurances to the contrary there
is no tangible evidence of improvement, and unless the highest authori
ties are entirely mistaken there is no
likelihood of relief either this summer or next. What beats me is that
in spite of all our asserverations to
the contrary none of our officials
seem to recognise that Victoria is
really growing, and that the demand
for additional water, due to increased
population, will soon be double what
it was a year or two ago.
* *   *
1 have many times had occasion to
comment on the high grade of the
stores in Victoria. I think it is admitted that we have a world beater
in Mr. Rogers, our "candy king," but
there are other lines of business in
which the goods are so carefully selected that it is not possible to find
better anywhere. For many years the
store of Finch Brothers on Government street held a high reputation for
"Gent's furnishings," an elastic phrase
which covers pretty nearly everything
that a gentleman can wear. Of course
in mentioning this particular firm
there is no intention to depreciate
such high grade firms as W. & J.
Wilson and Cuthbertson & Co. The
reason I mention the Finch firm is
that they are no longer in this line
of business, their Yates street store
and stock having been bought out by
the Commonwealth Company. Since
this firm came into possession they
have laid in a very large stock of the
most fashionable wear and for any
well dressed man the "chic" thing is
to shop at the Commonwealth. If
any of my readers doubt this let them
spend five minutes in front of the
window or in the store, and I will
undertake to say that they will miss
nothing that a gentleman wants and
see nothing that a gentleman would
not wear  at  the home  of the  Hob-
berlin   clothes.
* *   *
To my automobiling friends who
have sometimes resented the criticism
of The Week I commend the remarks
of Attorney-General Bowser, published in the daily press of Thursday in
connection with the taking away of
his license from Chauffeur Ghale.
Mr. Bowser reminds the public that
when the Automobile Act was in
course of preparation some of its
provisions were particularly resented
by a delegation of automobilists, and
strong efforts were made to have
these clauses deleted. He very properly points out that no such application could possibly be made today, because experience has shown that
every provision which he inserted in
the Act has been found necessary,
and that even then the restrictions
have not been sufficent to adequately
protect the public. With the increasing number of automobiles there is
necessarily increased danger because
of the greater difficulty of controlling
the greater number. Mr. Bowser also
points out what has been repeatedly
stated in Thc Week, viz., that the
chief offenders are the professional
chauffeurs who seem to think that
tliere is a "divine right" of way and
that they possess it. The taking away
of Ghale's license is, the first case of
the kind, but the Attorney-General indicates that it will be by no means
the last unless certain long-haired
gentlemen, mostly hatless, realise that
the public has some rights whicii must
be respected. I sincerely hope that
the Automobile Club will take Mr.
Bowser's manifesto to heart, especially as they have not appreciated criticism of their own laxity in the enforcement of discipline and have preferred to believe that comment intended to promote the public safety
was animated by personal prejudice.
The Automobile Club is a large and
influential organization but its influence seems to vanish where the enforcement of discipline is concerned.
It could do much to render the action taken in Ghale's case unnecessary, and by doing so establish its
claim to public respect.
An article which appeared in the
last issue of The Week dealing with
the illumination of the inner harbour
has been a good deal talked about on
the streets this week. A few people
with American relatives and friends
were at first a little annoyed, and
thought that it reflected on the American people; the majority agreed
that it voiced the general sentiment
of Victorians. The ideas of course
were expressed in The Week's own
style, but as His Honour Judge Lamp-
man once remarked in Court: "You
must allow something for the pic-
tttresqueness of newspaper phraseology." It seems to me that the first
duty of a writer is to say a thing in
such a manner as to attract attention,
only thus will it be thought about or
talked about, and if a thing is not
worth thinking about or talking about
it is certainly not worth writing
about. On sober reflection I am sure
there are not a hundred grown up
people in Victoria who would wish
to see any "slogan" at the water-way
entrance of the City. It is un-English
and un-Canadian it smacks too obviously of the advertising spirit which
is quite sufficiently in evidence these
days without obtruding it as having
the first claim on the attention of a
visitor. Illuminate the harbour by
all means, illuminate it to the fullest
possible extent, in a natural and rational manner, but I am sure Victoria
does not need a "sky sign" in its harbour. If, however, the illuminating
committee, in their wisdom, think
otherwise, well and good; but in that
case let me appeal to them to be honest and if they must have a "slogan"
let it express to the incomer exactly
what they mean, and voice it in
the words: "WE WANT YOUR
The Continued
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(Old Smuggler)
Is a blend of the purest selected old Scotch—of
exceptional flavor, developed by great ape—and is
the standard of highest excellence. Call for "Old
Smuggler" at any first-class hotel, club, bar or cafe.
Your dealer can supply you for home use.
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Let the children's feet loose from the
thraldom of shoes while the weather
permits it. Soles are one piece of solid
eather, two buckle fastenings, tan only.
Sizes 4 to 7     Sizes 8 to 10 1-2     Sizes 11 to 2
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The June "Designer" is the Bride's Numbei
and every bride or friend of a bride should have a copy. It's only 10c and is
a mine of helpful information and beautiful styles. Standard patterns at 10(
and 15c are the kind you can use with good results.
GORDONS, LTD.—Victoria's Ideal Ston THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1912
The Pink Lady
Tuesday    night    that  popular
al   comedy,   "The   Pink  Lady,"
presented at the Victoria Thea-
for the first time.    If everything
been equal to the staging, mount-
and general "ensemble" the pro-
ion would  have, been a  success,
these respects it compares fa-
ably  with   any   musical   comedy
here.    What  it lacked is  what
all  lacked,  adequate  interpreta-
by    the    principals.    With the
e  exception  of the old  English
'dian Jo!:n E. Young, who play-
le low comedy part, the princi-
wcre   weak.     The   nearest   ap-
:h to a.'cquacy was on the part
larens provide somewhat of a novelty
both in dress aiid other features, one
of the latter being an excellent "solo"
performed on the drum. The sketch
this week is of the Sherlock Holmes
order with Sherlock getting decidedly
the worst of it, and the denouement
proves delightful to the public, who
always love the tinder-dog. Henry, of
the Ginger Kids, provides a somersault interlude which is quite sensational. Taken all round Manager
Wisner has been successful in getting together an Ai aggregation of
talent for the current week.
The Crystal Theatre
It is wonderful to note t.he effect
which  the  introduction  of  a  couple
The Majestic Theatre
The big feature this week on Yates
Street has of course been the series
of films supplied by the M. P. & D.
Sales Co. showing scenes taken on
the spot and in New York in connection with the late disastrous wreck
of the Titanic. In speaking of a display of this nature, it seems out of
place to expatiaite on the excellence
of the work exhibited; words of praise
seem heartless, but it is safe to say
that of the many thousands who witnessed the films there must have been
many who for the first time had
brought home to them the vastness
of the disaster and the world-wide
grief which followed it.
liss   Octavia   Broske   who   sang
and received the only spontane-
er.core of the evening, her's was
only singing voice of the  corn-
Miss Olga Baugh as the Pink
\ was charming, graceful, and ex-
tely gowned, but she could  not
for "sour apples," and the Am-
n gentlemen-   with   an English
nt who tried to pass as an Eng-
"lead," made a lamentable failure
e attempt.   On the whole it may
aid  that  the  show might  have
lirst class and that it really was
t  third  class.    This  is  all   the
regrettable because it possessed
features which were not made
nost of.   The regret is intensi-
by the fact that the prices were
d and the  house "sold out" to
orders.   The    most   intelligent
pent that I  have heard on the
was made  by a lady who  sat
id me.   When the Pink Lady at
nd of her amusing kissing dance
Dondidier finally lands him on
hair and kisses him he cries out
g,"   the   lady behind   us   added
voce, "So are we."
The Empress Theatre
is a long time since such an
ingly original turn has appeared
ctona as that staged this week
thel Whitesides and her Pick-
ies.    Needless to say, it is the
who provide the laughter, but
credit is due to Miss Whitesides
er method of introduction and
ie evident care which has been
ed in perfecting her charges in
..roles. George Yoeman is a
loguist who possesses to the full
ower of looking intensely serious
time   his   audience   is quaking
laughter.   The   Musical   Mac-
of vaudeville turns has had on the
attendance at the Crystal Theatre.
The Broad Street house for many
months before the innovation had
been boasting excellent houses, but
owing to the exceptionally large seating capacity of the theatre the size
of the audiences was not easily computed except on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Now every night seems
to be Wednesday, and the excellence
of the turns and the continued high
character of the pictures is sufficient
guarantee to ensure the S. R. O. sign
each evening in the week.
Romano's Theatre
One of the quaintest set of films
which the writer has yet seen was one
depicted in the early part of the present week at Romano's, entitled "The
Melodrama of Yesterday." It was
such a delightfully exact portraiture
of the style of play which is popularly supposed to ! ave driven nursemaids into hysterics and old maids
into romance. The villain was immense and all the characters and
scenes were absolutely true to life—
that is, to melodramatic life. The
public could well stand for a few
more such travesties.
By Spencer Leigh H ughes
("Sub Rosa")
The lesson I learn is this—that
when the supreme test comes, those
who are known as the elite and those
who are called common act in the
same way. Shipping companies may
be to blame for their rules and regulations, and for the routes which they
prescribe. All that is a fitting subject for inquiry. But I refuse to believe that there was any real difference between the various classes
when the last great issue of life and
death confronted them. The poor
were just as steady as the rich—
nor were the rich inferior to the poor.
These are the the lights which have
passed through my mind. Many of
those who recently were envied by
not a few for their good fortune in
crossing the Atlantic on the maiden
trip of the biggest vessel in the
world, are now down in the eternal
silence and darkness that prevail two
miles beneath the surface of the sea.
As I have said, some blame may be
properly brought home to someone
for this disaster. But there should
be no sudden panic and no unfair condemnation before a fair inquiry. And,
apart from that, let us turn from all
this which cannot he undone, and let
us think of the splendid conduct of
so many who were suddenly confronted by the greatest test that can be
brought home to man and to woman,
and who were equal to that test. Very
possibly, in thc ord nary summing-up
of life and of Society, a great gulf
may be supposed to divide the millionaire from the man hired to play
in a dinner band. But the millionaire
parted from his wife, and went down,
and the musicians played their tunes,
to steady the nerves of others, until
their instruments were choked with
water. And so my thoughts lead me
to this conclusion—it is a mistake,
and a poor and paltry mistake, to
think badly of your fellowmen on fellow-women generally. There are
some unworthy—but the race is not
yet played out.—Reynolds Weekly.
[This from the most democratic
paper in the Empire is very significant.—Ed. Week.]
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The Week
A Provincial Newspaper and Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published  at  1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B.C., Canada
The Publishers of The Week beg
to announce that the special Progress
Edition which has been in preparation for nearly two months past under the direction of Mr. C. E. Cameron, is now complete and is in the
printer's hands. In consequence of
the enormous demand for space, far
exceeding what was anticipated, it
will not be possible to place the issue
in the hands of the public before the
31st instant, but the typographical
work is sufficiently in hand to justify
the announcement that publication
will take place on that date. In making this announcement the publishers
wish to express their thanks to the
hundreds of business firms in the city
who have co-operated in making this
the most comprehensive and notable
of the tr any specials put out by The
By Bohemian
Among the many poems which Kipling has written three stand out in my
judgment as being real poems and
not merely verse. Possibly the judgment is unsound and will be disputed by many better judges, still I
adhere to thc opinion formed many
years ago, and as time goes on, and
the Laureate of the Empire laboriously grinds out " duty" verses.
I am sadly forced to the conclusion that the high level which he
reached years ago will never be reached again, unless by some happy inspiration the last flickering moments
of his career should duplicate the experience of Tennyson and give us another "Crossing the  Bar."
The three poems upon the excellence of which I stake my judgment
are "The True Romance," "Recessional" and "L'Envoi." I have placed
them in what I consider the order of
merit, although it is certain that ninety-nine people out of every hundred
would place "Recessional" first and
"L'Envoi" second. The reason I place
them otherwise is that "The True
Romance" is more truly poetical than
the others both in imagination, in
fancy, and in form. It sings itself
into the brain, and finds a lodgment
there from which neither the experience of life nor the buffetings of fate
can oust it.
Now all this is distinctly "another
story" than that I set out to tell.
What is the true romance of the
twentieth century? What is there distinctive about it which even in its
first decade has seized the imagination
of the civilised world, given a new
turn to men's thoughts and a new
trend to their steps? Is it not the
trek to the north-west? Is it not the
pilgrimage from every part of the
world within and without the British
Empire to the new last best West?
Nothing is harder than to realise
history in the making. All of us who
have lived to middle life or beyond
have stood in the midst of great
historic events. A man is still alive
who remembers Waterloo, yet little
did he or his contemporaries realise
at the time that Napoleon's Waterloo meant a new birth of freedom for
Thousands of men and women still
alive remember '.lie great Chartist Rebellion and; the fight for the Com
Laws, yet how many of them realise
that the Legislation for ever associated with the names of Cobden,
Peel and Bright meant the emancipation of the British democracy and
through them of all democracies?
In later years we can count by millions those who passed through such
revolutionary wars as the Austro-
Prussian, Franco-German, Russo-
Japanese, and Boer, but as the millions read the daily records of victory and defeat how many realised
the ultimate issue? To how many did
it mean anything more than that
armies were being routed, navies
■sunk, and so many thousands of lives
Similarly in the more peaceful battlefields of industry and commerce
there have been great social and
economic movements which to most
men have seemed to begin and end
with the solution of an immediate
problem, but whose true significance
lay in their far-reaching effects. It
is not thc "now" which matters it is
the "then." Any man can see what
is going on before his very eyes but
unless he can see into it, into the
heart of things he is but looking on
the outline of a panorama which
crosses the screen, without realising
fhe shade, the tones, or the depths
of the picture.
How true are all these reflections
when applied to the "true romance"
of the twentieth century. From
every part of the world, men, women
and children are flocking to the Canadian West, they are taking possession of the Wilderness, they are
smiting its virgin soil, they are casting in the seed of bread, they are
raising a roof tree, they are planting
a new home, with all its possibilities
aud with a future committed to the
lap of fate under new skies, in a new
They come from all nations, they
speak all tongues, they have been
nursed in all traditions, but impelled
by one common purpose, and subscribing to one universal standard,
they are being moulded into a new
nation at the feet of the "mother of
nations," and if this is not the "true
romance," then poet never sang it and
seer never saw it.
Golf in Victoria
Playing the Game
By the Onlooker
Edgar Allen Poe once wrote an
essay on outside influences and to
what extent they should be allowed
to influence the play of the game in
certain sports and pastimes, where
to draw the line between fair and unfair outside influence; in short what
constituted the unwritten laws and
stopping short at taking the "mean
advantage." He sets aside the influence of spectators but dwells chiefly
on doubtful points more especially
connected with card games of skill
and chance, how far one should take
advantage of personal weakness of
one's adversary or adversaries—some
games are intended to test these
weaknesses — poker for instance —
others like whist and bridge are played fairest by those who are able to
control their mannerisms and ape the
virgin countenance of the proverbial
sphinx; and when one considers
carefully only games of pure skill
one usually finds a gap between what
constitutes "playing the game" and
taking the "mean advantage, which
gap can only be filled by the "sporting" instinct in the individual. In
this latter case the unwritten law
must be applied that one must never
take advantage of information afforded by the personal weakness of one's
partner whilst one must exercise judgment by conforming to that displayed
by one's opponent or opponents.
How many games are rendered attractive by the presence of a good
audience! Cricket, football, hockey,
polo, are essentially games in which
a goocl audience forms a wonderful
stimulant—cricket probably has more
outside factors influencing it than the
others and baseball may be classed
with cricket in this—here the bowler
or pitcher may be encouraged or put
off by the behaviour of the onlookers
—a single remark may make or mar
a good innings where the batsman
or striker is concerned—whilst the
field is apt to slacken at the sight of
empty seats and silent audience, or
become stimulated to extra exertion
by hearty applause. In all the games
mentioned here the entertainment of
friends largely comes in and, however
close the contest itself may have been,
a large proportion of the players even
will appear dissatisfied if the attendance of friends, relations and the
countryside generally happened to be
meagre or show lack of enthusiasm.
The element of enthusiasm follows its
own lines and none can foretell its
results; it is a wave that may foam
and throw up spray or any reef, yet
may calmly submerge the most angry
rock and as quietly expose to view
its craggy and forbidding countenance again. "Sport's like' life and
life's like sport, 'taint all skittles and
beer," and what Lindsay Gordon said
of sport may be applied to pastimes
—each has its tests of nerve and skill
as well as power of rousing enthusiasm apart from the stimulating influence of the onlooker; the prowess
of the opponent and his part as onlooker often enters into the essential
elements of a pastime. Exertion and
nerve are separate compartments in
the organism of the individual, yet
ill various pastimes they must be
brought to act conjointly; one may
mention one as a sample of a class
however in which the two act ••■quite
separately and that is golf. At the
moment we can afford to dwell on
this pastime since Victoria can boast
of having got through a most successful tournament extending over the
past week; successful in every way as
far as the arrangements for the actual game was concerned and those
who did not meet with success have
small complaint to urge against fair
field and no favour. The detailed
accounts of the matches have been
accurately and completely reported in
the daily papers and it would be only
painting the lily to offer any criticism
or praise here, from the player's point
of view; but the onlooker does at
times view things from a more extended field and certainly two matches
call for remark from the onlooker's
standpoints; seldom has a match offered more interest or variety than
the final of the amateur championship.
In the first place it was a match between thorough experience and prime
of life on the one side against youth
and daring on the other—where stolid steadiness served the one, dash
and pluck balanced them on the side
of the other, aud if dame fortune
helped to turn the scale it was where
a friendly fence kept Hink's ball in
bounds and turned it back onto the
green. Happening as this did, at an
important point of the game, it might
have put off many a more experienced player, but Arbuckle was equal
to the occasion and seemed to derive
confidence from this misfortune. With
the score 6 up and 7 to play onlookers began to think it was "all over
bar the shouting," but the issue was
in doubt until the last hole, and one
hardly knew which deserved the most
praise; one cannot term Hinks the
fortunate winner for no one deserved
better to win than hc since he had
disposed of most of the leading players in his earlier matches, on the other
hand Arbuckle on his day's play was
certainly unfortunate to lose. The
other match which one has in mind
was one between two leading amateurs and the local and Seattle professionals in which Messrs. Hargreaves and Matterson were in receipt of 4 holes in a 4-ball four-some
over 36 holes. Here from the onlooker's point of view the tactics of
the game were as interesting to follow as the actual play. The opponents adopted entirely different tactics
throughout; whether they had the
honour or not Matterson invariably
drove first of the amateurs and Hargreaves conformed to the result of
his partner's lead, whereas the professionals adopted all out tactics
throughout except of course on the
greens and at times in approaching.
It was indeed a pretty match and
full of interest although the amateurs
won by 5 up and 4 to play—thus winning one hole on their handicap.
Spectators were inclined to remark
that Matterson was off his game but
it must be remembered that the
anxieties of the match rested possibly
more heavily on his shoulders than
on those of his partner who could
really play a free game all through;
Hargreaves had few anxieties, he
played  a  forcing  game   all   through
and igas responsible for more winning holes than any of the others,
he certainly played the strongest
game on the day; if he made one
mistake it was in laying a long put
short when he had nothing to lose
and everything to win, his partner
having already halved the hole as
against his opponents—apart from
this his play was perfect.
Victoria residents have much reason for feeling prctid of the allowance of space they have set aside for
pastimes and no game seems to be
on a better footing in this respect
than golf; apart from the excellent
condition of the links—the surroundings are ideal and judging by the
general excellence of thc play golf,
"goff," or "gaff" has every prospect
of a flourishing in the future. A
welcome feature of the game perhaps
is the form shown by the ladies and
if one may be allowed to draw a comparison the form displayed by what
one used to call "the weaker sex"
comes nearer to ^hat of the men than
one would see generally in the Old
By enthusiasts of less sedentary
games golf has been clescribed as
the "old man's" game and epithets
like "that d—d Scotch croquet" have
been connected with it, but no game
requires at times more nerve, or is
a more thorough trial of temper and
patience. A chance remark or occurrence may completely non-plus an adversary and a goocl golfer will oftin
gain heart when any display of extra
care or nervousness is shown by his
opponent such as playing the safe
game when "dormy" instead of going
for au aggressive win by using
a "driver." It is half the battle in
every game to conceal the element of
Dell Smith
The Week would like to contribute
its mite of sympathy and regret at
the passing of Dell Smith. Members
of The Week staff were always on the
friendliest terms with one whom they
highly appreciated as a genuine,
warm-hearted, generous colleague, a
man of fine spirit ancl high principle.
He had seen most of the ups ancl
downs that fall to the lot of a newspaper man, lie had tasted of its successes and defeats. Possibly he did
not enjoy a lion's share of the former, but one thing is certain that the
buffetings of life never touched his
spirit unless to strengthen its finer
qualities. He had not even a touch of
cynicism, and he looked at everything through those gold-rimmed
spectacles which made Benjamin
Goldfinch such a lovable character.
Many a man occupying a much higher
position among the members of the
fourth estate would have been a better man and a greater journalist if
he had possessed more of the spirit
of Dell Smith. To the last he cheerfully performed the monotonous duties of a subordinate position, but the
fire always burned on the altar and
the spirit was never quenched. He
would have been the last to recognize
the fact that the whole fraternity of
newspaper men is the poorer for the
passing of humbler members of the
craft like himself; and yet not really
poorer but richer in a memory which
possibly looms larger on the consciousness than the personality of the
man when he was in our midst.
W. B.
By Undine
Amid the deepest thicket bush,
The wind doth sail with gentlest hush,
The wanderer's foot is loath to move,
On the soft turf that folds the grove.
Why does the moon with glance of love
Hover enchanted just above?
Why does tiie eagle still his shriek,
And brooklet pause—one look to seek?
Because, in that wild sylvan glen
A mystic shrine, unknown to men
Lies hidden from the cold and wet—
The secret of the violet.
Tn early spring the leaves unfold,
And .petals, pale, perfume the wold,
Rut noonday conies with heat profound,
The petals wilt—and seek the ground.
What life so short, yet purely sweet
No strife or mirthless tasks defeat.
No flower that grows can ever be
J_a full of silent sympathy.
Hc—Shall we go to Europe on our honeymoon, dear?
She—I want to go awfully. But it seems
such a waste of time to miss seeing all those
wonderful  things.
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Victoria Day Celebration promt
to be one of the best on record,
various committees are working ol
time to ensure success and with T
weather Victorians will witness I
a carnival as could not be producef
any other Western city.
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The Coquitlam Star has put ol
special number, profusely and bel
fully illustrated, in order to letl
outside world know what is doirf
the new city on the Fraser.
people think that Coquitlam has I
over-boomed. Of that The We|
not in a position to judge, but
credit is due to the enterptJ
Western spirit which has takel
the work of advertising Coquitl/
the most modern, up-to-date, styl
* *   *
A reference to our correspond
columns will show that Mr. El
Wrench, the brilliant organiser
Overseas Club, is visiting Canada
will reach Victoria in the near fu1
A man who has formed a new oil
ization numbering nearly io|
members the first year is a ma|
note ancl worth watching.
* *   *
The number of Christian Scietl
in Victoria is rapidly increasing!
the modest little Church on Panf
Avenue in which they worship ii
coming too small to accommodatl
members. On Sunday next onl
the leaders of the cult Virgil
Strickler, C.S., will deliver an adf
in the Victoria Theatre to whicl
who wish to learn more of thif
markable movement are invited.
■ A little while ago The Week]
tured a new enterprise whicii hief
to become one of the most impol
in   the   Province,  the   Branch   el
lishment   of   the    Dominion    _v|
Company.    Informatio.n   is   to
that the factory at Sapperton
has been under construction for
months   is   approaching    comple
and will be in operation by July
In anticipation of this the Cornl
has moved its head offices to thel
nadian  Bank of Commerce Builf
New Westminster.
Everybody    in    Victoria,    exl
perhaps  the  ex-Mayor,  will  joiil
congratulating Mr.  Augus  Smitll
having secured   the   appointmenl
City Engineer to the North Van!
ver Corporation.    While Mr. Sm|
experience   in   Victoria   was   no
happy one there are few who do|
believe  that    he    was    much
"sinned against" than "sinning."
usefulness was paralysed  by trel
erotts treatment at the beginniiif
'his engagement and he was never]
to   recover.    He   made   no   enetf
and leaves behind him many frig
If 'he gets a fair show in North
couver  there  is   no  reason  whj|
should not make good.
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The entertaining Scotch play
has had a phenomenal run in Lot
"Btinty Pulls the String," will be |
at the Victoria Theatre on Friday
Saturday next week. It is said tl
a clever comedy, and has genel
speaking been a success. It isl
tirely Scotch in character and til
fore will probably play heref
At the Standard Stationed
Co., Ltd., 1220 Government S|
Victoria, B.C.:
"The Ruby Heart of Kisl
gar," by Arthur W. Marchmoif
Musson Book Co.  $1.50.
"The Man in Lonely Land
by Kate Langley Bosher, authJ
of Mary Cary. Musson Boq
Co.  $1.50.
At the Victoria Book and Stl
tionery Co., 1004 Governme|
St., Victoria, B.C.:
"My Memoirs," by Madaf
Steinheil.   Price $2.50.
"The Chink in the Armoutj
by Belloe Lurondes.   $1.25.
"Thirteen," by E. Temp|
Thurston.   Price $1.25- THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1912
May 9 to 14
B. Barker—Haultain and Shakespeare Sts—Dwelling. .$   2,500
E. Sellick—Fifth St.—Dwelling  1,900
P. McConnell—Quadra St.—Dwelling  7,000
Lavine—Suffolk St.—Dwelling  3,500
W. Smith—Shelbourne St.—Temp. Dwelling  100
j Brown—Quadra St.—Addition <  100
iDilworth—Simcoe St.—Temp. Dwelling  600
Dunford & Son—Forbes St.—Dwelling  2,000
Dunford & Son—Forbes St.—Dwelling  2,100
a, F. Scott—Wilmot Ave.—Dwelling  1,600
loggey—McKenzie St.—Dwelling  4,000
Croft—Oxford St.—Dwelling  3,000
Raynor—Russell St.—Garage  150
kNicol—Mars St.—Temp. Dwelling  150
McLean—Prior St.—Bakery and Stable  3,000
bopolis Building Co.—Yates St.—Stores and Offices... 175,000
| Noble—Simcoe St.—Dwelling  1,800
I. Stoddart—Fell St.—Garage  300
kLachlan—Toronto St.—Dwelling  2,700
iBraidwood—Shakespeare St.—Dwelling  1,800
I Stancil—Belton Ave.—Dwelling   1,150
Wo Society—Government St.—Stores  9,500
lOnions—Oswego St.—Apartments   4,000
IH. Gee—Richmond Ave.—Dwelling  4,100
|A. Meharey—Wilmington St.—Dwelling  2,300
JRivers, Jr.—Cecil St.—Dwelling  1,900
Smith—Medina St.—Dwelling  3,500
IG. Waterson—Empress Ave.—Dwelling  2,300
|Hayes—Irish St.—5 Dwellings at $1,500  7,500
Conyers—Carberry Gardens—Garage  150
Sargison—Yates St.—Offices  320
IS. Denney—Crescent Road—Summer Cottage  800
IE. Whittaker—Richardson St.—Garage  100
JM. Cowper—Cornwall St.—Dwelling  1,900
|istees of St. John's Ch—Quadra and Mason—Church 95,000
lestern optimism is keyed again this pring to a high pitch. Actual
Ions and the opinions of the conservative men in a position to
lthe facts, all prove that there exists a solid foundation for
ley respecting the outlook. With a stationary population, with
levelopment on the strength of domestic capital, matters would
lerent. But men in thousands and money in millions make a
Iss stream towards the Dominion. Western Canada is getting
ll benefit of the swelling tide. Foreign money is helping to keep
|iation easy.   The writer met recently Mr. Coster, of the Hol-
anada Mortgage Company, with Canadian headquarters in Win-
This was the first Dutch company to recognize the Dominion
attractive field for mortgage investments.   That was in 1910.
then Mr. Coster's company has placed $3,000,000 of Dutch
Jin Canada. His only complaint is that four other similar cor-
Ins, also originating in Holland, have since become interested in
Ild, making much competition in Holland and more money in
Free Trade in Money
a prominent banker says, "We allow free trade in money and
re that comes, the better for Canada." Dr. Ten Bosch, now
Ir. Coster, is taking a three months' trip throughout the West,
pying the land and investment is the object. All this is merely
many incidents in the daily life of the West. In the aggregate
■ban a monetary stream, substantial and continuous.
j to men—listen to Mr. Bruce Walker, the immigrant commis-
kt Winnipeg. "At present," he says, "the outlook for immi-
i in Western Canada looks extremely promising. To date a
lumber of immigrants has entered Western Canada both from
jy points and by way of ocean ports than ever before in the same
)f the immigration movement. A careful study of statistics
in this line, but in the possession of stock, implements, effects
111 brought into the country shows that a record is also being
lied. Whatever tightness there was in the immigration move-
1 the earlier part of the season has disappeared and new-comers
(ing very freely. I understand from a reliable source that the
companies from the United Kingdom have been booking
Ihree months ahead. We have every reason, therefore, so far
Igration is concerned, to look forward to a very satisfactory
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6                                                                                          THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1912
Agricultural Canada Importing Farm Products
The Opportunities in Red Deer, Alta.
Today for making Quick profits are gi eater than any
other town in Western Canada today—Why?    It is a
railroad centre today, and is to be one of the biggest
railroad centres in the near future.   Simply follow the
newspaper reports, look up the strategic location, then
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apl 20                                           S                                       may 18
Serious discussion is heard here regarding the problem of wheat
growing at the expense of mixed farming.   Readers are well acquainted with the sound views of Sir William Whyte on this matter.   Mr. C.
W. Rowley, a Canadian of the best type, holds similar opinions.   "The
Western people are mining wheat with traction engines," he said in an
interview.   "This agricultural country, rich in natural resources and
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A Short Story
Written Specially for The
Week  by  Clare Battle
"Can you give me work?" He lift-
led his head and saw her standing in
lthe doorway, a slender young figure in
la worn grey suit. Her gloved hands
Iwere nervously clenched on her hand-
Ibag—her eyes bent fearfully on his
■face. His answer came like a flash.
I'We never employ women on this
"O, but couldn't you make an exception just for once?" he heard her
Isk. "I'm not a novice, really, I've
jvorked on two papers back in Massachusetts, but I couldn't make
jnough money, so I came out west,
lccau.se they told me that the chances
|ut here  were  so  much  better."
It is possible that Stanton, city
Iflitor of the Lancaster Herald, had
ever listened to so much private his-
bry before in the whole of his edi-
Irial career. He was the kind of
Ian who discouraged confidences.
|ven Saunders, the cub reporter, who
as willing enough to make a confi-
Jnt of anyone, regardless of rank,
Imehow shied away from Stanton's
Irner. Moreover, he was a man
riose yea was generally understood
be yea, and his nay nay. Yet here
as a young woman positively pes-
Iring him for work,
lin the annals of the Lancaster Her-
|d no female skirts had ever fluttered
found the city room." Stanton allow-
that the world abounded in brainy
ewspaper women — admitted even
|iat they had their use in the great
ime. But he refused to have one
|i his staff. Ancl Fallows, manager
The Herald, was proportionately
Itreful  not  to  offend   his  lieutenant
the matter.
I This was not the first girl he had
Irned away, nor was he optimistic
lough  to  believe that it would be
fe last.   Always his answer had been
le same.    Sitting back in his swivel
liair he would survey them  calmly
encath   his  green  shade,   delivering
lis decision as though it were a law
If the Medes and Persians.    Ancl all
lie others had been content with his
efusal ancl had gone on  their, way.
|)nly this one had shown any fight.
"You might try the Chronicle," he
Lund himself telling her.    I am look-
lig   for   newspaper   work."   she   an-
Iwered  quietly;  I  don't want  to  do
|ink teas, thank you."
"What   else   have   you   done?"   he
sked—the scorn in his voice matched
lers.   "Do  you  remember  the  Mellon case?"    He did remember it.    It
lad blazed its way across the States
Ibout eighteen months before,  leav-
lig behind it an aroma of mystery,
lot agreeable to the Press at large.
Jor   the   information   that   went   to
jonvict Herbert Melton had been ob-
Itined   in   a   manner   sufficiently  cu-
[ioits   to   arouse   universal   attention
|nd interest.
"Well," said the girl, "I got that
Itory—the story of Melton's confes-
fon, and I sold it to the Associated
fress." "You!" He forgot his habi-
lial calm, ancl half started from his
liair. Then he sat back ancl studied
lie situation thoughtful. True, the
fcrald had never yet had a woman on
staff, but then all the women who
lad applied for work had been cut
loin the same cloth. This was a
erfectly different story. Suddenly
light kindled in his eyes ancl he
Joked up. "Find out the real facts
the Crowforth murder case for
he said, "and you are welcome
a place on the staff. But mind,
du will be the first woman we have
liken on, ancl you'll have to make
ood first."
J "Thank you," she said simply. He
las not sure whether hc pushed for-
lard a chair, or whether she took
lie, but the next minute she was lean-
[g back facing him, ancl he noticed
curious look on her face. Yet not
|trious, for he knew it well—the look
the seasoned reporter "on the
bent—the curious bright alertness of
lie eyes in strange contrast to the
lask drawn over the rest of the face.
I But he had never seen it on a wo-
lan's face before.
"Beatrice (jrowforth," he told her,
"is a remarkably beautiful young woman who came here some three years
ago as the bride of Judge Crow-
forth. He was old enough to be her
father, but all the same they seemed
fond enough of each other at one
time. Ancl then the usual thing happened. The Judge's second cousin
arrived on thc- scene—a good looking
young chap and a regular Lothario,
if all the stories are to be believed,
ancl well, the presumption is that Mrs.
Crowforth fell in love with him. Anyway she was seen about with him a
good deal, ancl when thc other morning the Judge was found murdered
in his library, while young Mr. Went-
worth had left for the East a few
hours previously, people of course
jumped to the usual conclusion."
"Well, what do you want me to do
about it?" asked the girl. "Go after
the second cousin?"
"No, certainly not. I want you to
see Beatrice Crowforth. Make her
talk. She has refused to do so up to
the present. Get into her confidence
—do you think you can do it?"
"It depends upon Beatrice Crowforth, I should say," said the girl with
a smile.
"No, that's the wrong way to look
at.it?" he answered, "it depends upon
And as a sudden fire lighted her
eyes he knew he had struck the right
They talked for a few minutes more
—he throwing out a few tacit suggestions—she making an occasional
note in a tiny pocketbook which she
drew out of the shabby handbag.
Then she rose from her chair rather
slowly and walked thwards the door.
And then it was that the city editor
did an inconceivable thing.
"When did you have your last
meal?" he asked with almost brutal
"In thc train this morning," she told
him with the shadow of a smile;
Looking closely at her he divined
the truth. His brain worked silently
after inspiration, ancl it came.
"Here," he said, getting up from
his chair, "if we take you on this
paper we'll give you a salary of $20
a week to start with at any rate, and
I guess, if you've just come on a
journey that a little in advance would
not come amiss."
"You are very kind," she answered
with a kind of restrained impulsiveness.
She followed him down to the
cashier's office, where he had an order for $10 made out ancl slipped it
into her hand.
"You will report to me at eight
o'clock tomorrow morning," he said,
as they reached the door. "If you
should find out anything of importance come round tonight."
Then just as she went out of the
door he called her back.
"Look here," he said," I never
asked your name." "North," she told
him, "Elizabeth North."
And he went back to his den wondering greatly. As he went he suddenly remembered that he would have
to explain to Fallows how it had
come about that the Herald now
boasted a lady member. He found
him in his room when he returned,
and without delay introduced the subject.
"Look here, Fallows," he said, "do
you remember the Melton case?"
A shade passed over Fellows' handsome face.
"I should say I do! By the way, I
wonder how on earth they ever got
that confession out of Melton."
"I know," said Stanton.
He leaned back in his chair and
crossed his knees.
"You know!" said Fallows amazed-
ly. "Well, how the deuce did you
find out?"
"Because I have just received a call
from the lady who extracted the information."
He enjoyed the look of deepening
amazement on the other's face.
"Furthermore," he went on, "I have
engaged  her  to   find   out  about  thc
Crowforth business—and I rather
think we'll succeed in being the first
paper to print the particular facts
connected therewith."
Fallows, less calm than his lieutenant, jumped up from his chair. And
his remark was characteristic of the
man. He stared at Stanton, and said
in a tone of blank amazement:
"But, we've never had a woman on
this paper before. Look what 9 time
I had trying to make you take on
Judge Grey's niece only six weeks
"You'll have just the same kind of
time if you ever try to make me take
on any Lettie Greys again," promised
Stanton grimly. "But I guess I
know when I am up against a good
thing all right—and I rather think I've
more sense than to sidetrack an opportunity of a lifetime, just to suit my
own personal opinions."
It was cleverly done. For the
younger man went away cherishing
the conviction that Stanton had
cheerfully made a martyr of himself
in the interests of the paper, ancl the
city editor watched him go down the
passage with a well pleased smile.
In a quiet restaurant not half a
dozen blocks away Elizabeth North
sat drinking her coffee—very much
at peace with the world.
"After all," she reflected, "I've gained the first point. I wonder what
this Beatrice Crowforth will be like."
Then she pushed away her plate, and
started to outline plans for the campaign. Twenty minutes later she
drew on her gloves, paid the cashier,
and walked out into the open air.
An hour or two later a dilapidated
hack crawled up to the Crowforth
residence, and out of it stepped a
slim girl in a grey travelling suit, a
grey chiffon veil fluttering round her
hat. She'rang the bell while the
hackman carried up her bag. The
door was opened by a butler in a
seedy black suit, who surveyed her
with amazement on his stolid British
"I am Miss Crowforth, the Judge's
niece," she told him? "I have just
arrived from New York. Is my
uncle at home?"
"The Judge died three days ago,
Miss," he told her gently.
"Oh," she cried in horror, and half
fell against the door. Then, recovering herself, she asked quickly.
"How is my poor Aunt?"
"Bearing up pretty well, Miss, but
it's been a terrible shock to us all."
She paid the hackman and turned
to enter the door, but thc old man
barred  her  way.
"Mrs. Crowforth is seeing no one,
"Of course not. But she will sec
me—her niece—my place is at her
side    Take  my  bag,   please."
And she fairly swept past the old
man ancl into the hall.
It was a beautiful house, handsomely furnished in the most approved artistic fashion. She went upstairs with
a soft movement of draperies, her feet
sinking into the velvet plush carpet.
Some unerring instinct guided her
straight to Beatrice Crowforth's door.
She knocked gently, and at the
sound of a voice inside, went in.
She saw a vast room, all pink and
ivory, and in the middle of it, at her
dressing table wrapped in a pale pink
satin kimona, sat a woman, brushing
out her long fair hair. She sprang
up with a start as the girl entered.
"Who are you?" she cried. "I tell
you I will not be interviewed."
"Aunt Beatrice," said the girl- with
reproachful tenderness, and she went
quickly across the room and put her
arms about her. Beatrice Crowforth
suffered the clinging arms for a
minute, standing still in blank amazement. Then, she thrust the girl gently from her.
"Who are you?" she asked—holding
her at arm's length and scrutinizing
her closely. You can't be one of Mil-
ly's children?"
The girl nodded her head.
"The eldest," she said. "Mother has
been scraping up enough money to
send me west for I don't know how
long. I've been taking a business
course for the past year, and I was
promised work in the Consolidated
Life Building here, hut when I went
to see them this morning, they said
they had heen obliged to fill thc vacancy up a week ago. So 1 suppose
1 shall have to look for something
The older woman did not seem to
be listening to her.
"One of Milly's children," she repeated. "Godfrey used to talk so
much about Milly—she was his
youngest sister, you know, and he
thought the world of her. He had a
little sketch of her standing in their
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orchard down at the old home in a
pink print dress, swinging her sun-
bonnet. She was about seventeen
when it was done, and she married
two years later. You are very like
her, child. Will you tell me your
"Elizabeth—but they always call me
Betty," said the girl with a merry
"Then I shall call you Betty, and
you shall stay with me as long as you
like," said Mrs. Crowforth impulsively. But, forgive me, dear, she cried,
you are tired and you must take off
your hat and coat. I won't ring for
my maid, for i want yuii all to myself—Milly's daughter, how strange
it seems."
She took the pretty grey hat from
the soft brown head and drew off the
long grey coat.
"Tell me when you had something
to eat last?" she asked with pretty
"Quite a short time ago," laughed
the girl, and she thought of the last
time that question had been put o
"Then we'll just stay here quietly
till dinner time."
And Beatrice Crowforth taking up
the ivory-backed brush began to brush
her hair.
"O Aunt Beatrice, let me do it for
you—I often do Mother's." And the
brush was taken out of her hand
and wielded with a gentle deftness.
Furthermore the whole shining mass
was twisted up in the way the elder
woman affected—parted in the center
and piled softly on each side of her
"How lovely you are," sighed the
girl. And the woman flushed—well
pleased with the flattery, and taking
the adoring young face between her
hands, kissed her lightly upon the
"Thank you, my dear," she said.
But it was significant that so far
she had made no allusion to her loss.
Very gently the girl approached the
delicate subject.
"Aunt Beatrice," she asked presently, as the latter drew on a lack black
tea gown—"was my uncle ill for
"No dear, not for long."
The answer was given calmly
enough, but suddenly Beatrice Crowforth sank down beside the girl and
put her arms around her. "O Betty,"
she cried, "sooner or later you will
have to know—your uncle was murdered, dear."
The girl went deadly pale.
"Aunt Bee— how terrible," she
cried. "But who could have done it
—who could have wanted to harm
him—he was always so good to everyone."
"God knows," said Beatrice Crowforth. But the girl noticed that the
fair left hand on which the dead man's
wedding ring shone beneath its diamond guard, was clenched convulsive-
Her toilette finished, she turned to
her niece: "Will you stay here for a
minute while I go downstairs and
speak to Bennett, my English butler?
Don't bother to change that pretty
frock—there is no one here but ourselves." And kissing her forehead
lightly as she passed, she left the
As she passed the Louis Seize sofa
her skirt brushed against the silken
cushions. She bent and re-arranged
them and as she did so she flushed and
looked back across the room to
where the girl stood busily engaged
in unpacking her bag.
As soon as the door closed behind
her Betty slipped across the room
and caught up the cushions in turn.
There, lying face downwards she
found the photograph of a man.
Through a recent cut in one of the
papers she recognized it as a likeness of Wentworth—taken in riding
costume—crop in hand. Quietly she
studied the handsome, rather reckless face. So this was the man who
had destroyed the peace of the household.   She could well believe it.
Quietly she replaced it—smoothed
the cusions into place, and returned
to her unpacking. Slipping into thc
bathroom beyond she bathed her face
and hands, then returneing, smoothed
her hair and sat down to await her
aunt's return.
After dinner Mrs. Crowforth took
her young kinswoman into the library,
where in spite of the mildness of the
weather—it was mid-May—the fire
was burning brightly.
Coffee was brought in presently,
and then with quick gesture Beatrice
Crowforth switched off the lights,
leaving only the soft firelight.
"Aunt Bee," asked the girl, looking across at the sweet face as it
rested against a silken cushion, "has
no one any idea who killed my uncle?'
The older woman stirred hastily.
"We haven't the ghost of an idea,'1
she answered, "there is absolutely no
clue to be found. Brant, my lawyer,
wanted me to get detective*; from
New York, but I hated the publicity
■of it all, and hoped that the local men
would be able to find the—her voice
"Poor Aunt Bee," said the girl, and
she repeated again with that oddly
vibrant, sympathetic thrill in her
voice, "poor Aunt Bee!" And with
a girlishly natural movement, she left
her chair, and crossing over to the
older woman, knelt down and put her
young arms about her.
"Oh Betty, Betty!"
What magic was there in those
young arms—in the soft rounded outline of the satin ccheek so near her
own—what curious spell did the grey-
blue eyes cast over her?
For suddenly Beatrice Crowforth
burst into such a passion of tears
that the kneeling girl at her side was
almost frightened.
"Don't, dear, don't," she begged, "it
will all come out all right. They will
find the man—they will make him
suffer as he made dear uncle suffer—
be sure that they will."
"Oh—Oh," said Beatrice Crowforth
-—and half rising from her chair she
pushed the girl from her as though
suddenly stung to the quick by some
hideous thought or suggestion.
"Betty," she said, turning and looking into the anxious young face at
her elbow—"tell me, child, you are
very young I know—but, were you
ever in love? Did you ever care for
anyone so much that the thought of
losing them kept you awake at nights
—made a hideous nightmare of the
"I—don't think so—at least not like
that," said Betty. But she flushed
a little beneath her aunt's searching
eyes. "There was a man once," she
confessed—"it was back in Maine—
but I don't think I cared for him as
much as all that. It doesn't sound
very—comfortable, Aunt Beatrice,"
she added with a smile—the smile of
independent, confident maidenhood,
not yet put to the test.
"Comfortable," sighed the elder
woman—"it's hell, child."
"Somehow, little Betty," she went
on, "I feel as if I had known you for
years instead of for less than a day,—
you are only a child in years—but I
feel somehow, as if you understood.
Oh child, child,"—and her voice
trembled—"as you grow older, don't
let the world spoil you. Don't let
anything—money or social position,
or God knows what, blind your eyes
to the true value of things. It isn't
things like that that make up a woman's happiness, Betty, dear. It's the
other things that money cannot buy
—the love that lasts—and the home
that is hallowed by the running feet
of little children."
She stopped for a moment and
buried her face in her hands.
When she looked up her eyes were
wet with tears.
"I was twenty-four when I met
your Uncle first, I hadn't had exactly
an easy life aiid I was growing just
a bit tired of it. I was the private
secretary, as you may have heard, to
a banker in Boston, who had been a
great friend of my father. He was
very good to Mother and me, and
when my father died, and things
looked black, he advanced the money
to give me a business training, and
about a year afterwards I entered his
employ. He paid me well, but there
was a lot of expense connected with
the home, the burden of which naturally fell on me. Also I was very
young, only twenty-one, and I did so
want to have a good time. I had
come out just before Father died and
had been to a few balls and parties,
whicii had given me a taste of that
sort of thing, I suppose. Anyhow I
know I used to crave for the things
other girls were having, and there
were times when I hated the little
office where my work was made so
light for me, and the dear old man
did his best to make my duties as
little irksome as possible.
That went on for nearly three years
and it was then that I met your
Uncle. He came into the office to
see Mr. Harrison on some matter of
business, and when the latter- introduced him to me he remembered that
he had once met my father out West.
It ended in his calling upon my
Mother next day. After that he came
often. Then one day he took us both
to the play. Then there were other
plays, and automobile rides, and I
don't know what besides. My little
room began to blossom with flowers
—roses of the most expensive kind
and sweet scenes lilies. And there
were candies galore, and books,—poetry and novels. It was all delightful
for me, for no one had ever made so
much fuss over me before. I had had
few lovers—and none of them had
been of the kind that could afford
an endless course of theatres and
automobile rides. Then one evening
as we were coming home from the
play (Mother had let us go alone for
once because she had a headache),
he asked me if I would marry him.
He told me he knew he was much
too old for me, but he said he had
enough money to give me everything
in the world I could wish for, and
that I should never have to worry
about anything again, while he also
promised to make Mother an allowance, so that she should not suffer by
my stopping work. You can imagine
what I answered. The witching music
of the opera we had just seen was
still ringing in my ears—its bright
lights dancing before my eyes. I
whispered that I would try my best
to make him happy, and he took me
in his arms and kissed me, more like
a father than a lover. When we
reached home we told Mother, and
she was very pleased. A month later
we were married and soon afterwards
came West. She paused and began
clenching and unclenching her hands
"But you were happy, Aunt Bee,
"I had everything money could
buy," said the older woman.
"I had the most beautiful house I
had ever set foot in, servants, carriages and horses, exquisite jewels
and wardrobes full of French gowns.
If those things make for happiness,
little Betty, I suppose I should have
been the happiest woman in the
"And my uncle?" persisted the girl
"Your uncle was goodness itself to
me—nothing was too good for me—
I had only to ask for a thing and it
was mine before thc day was over.
But remember, I was only a girl, I
hadn't reached the age when good
dinners and dainty gowns represented
the chief comforts of life. I wanted
something more—and God help me, I
got it."
She broke off hastily as Bennet, the
butler, entered the room to replenish
the fire. When he retired she showed
no inclination to continue the conver
sation. Instead she started a discussion on some book which had recently appeared and had been much
talked about, and while the evening
was yet young proposed an adjournment to bed.
The girl could not but acquiesce,
but as she presently loosened her hair
ina bedroom some few doors from
that of her hostess, she wondered if
she could reasonably expect to get so
near the truth again.
She looked around the luxuriously
furnished room and contrasted it with
the room in whicii she had stood that
morning. She saw the floor littered
with papers, the desk with its green
shaded light, and Stanton himself, his
shade pushed back on his forehead,
surveying her with cold eyes. She
thought of past triumphs in the newspaper fields back East, and remembering Stanton's injunction to "earn her
place on the Lancaster Herald," she
wondered with a smile why she had
ever given the hope of gaining a place
on the staff such serious consideration.
Merton, of the Observer, the rival
paper to the Herald, had goaded her
on, perhaps. For Merton, sitting on
the edge of his table, and smiling
rather superciliously, had said to her
less than twenty-four hours ago: "Try
the Herald. If you can get past Forrest Stanton, you can get anything
you want in this parish."
That had annoyed her, for she had
never grown accustomed to defeat,
and she had determined then and there
that come what might she would
make this man Stanton give her
Now at the end of the day—and
what a long day it had been—next
morning that would be worth knowing—anything, that in fact, the whole
world had not surmised already. She
went to sleep presently to dream the
interview all over again, ancl the
dream was so vivid that she awoke
early next morning more than ever
determined to see this thing through.
Making a pretence of having some
shopping to do that could hot be entrusted to a maid, she managed to
slip down town after breakfast, and
into the Herald office. Stanton was
not in and she had to wait half an
hour or so before he appeared. She
sat in the oddly familiar little room
and looked at the dingy walls hung
with maps and one or two framed
pictures—Lincoln's determined face
cheek by jowl with Grant's quiet
strength and Taft's jollity. And presently Stanton himself came in with
his brisk active tread, his greeny
grey eyes piercing through her veil,
accusing her of failure, and yet not
altogether condemning her, because
after all she was onlya woman.
"Well," he asked tersely, "any
news? Have you found anything out
She rose to her feet and tried to
smile, but the tone hurt.
"Not yet—you must give me a little
more time—but I think I have a clue."
And she told him what she had already been able to find out.
He burst into a brutal laugh at the
"Why, Saunders, our cub reporter
could have found out as much as that,"
he told her.
"Oh, Oh!" she gasped brokenly.
Then she sprang to her feet and
faced him with flaming cheeks.
"Oh," she cried, "I hate you, I hate
you, I hate you—you Juggernaut."
Stanton had probably never been
quite so taken aback in his life. He
sat and looked at her in silence for a
"Prove to me that I'm wrong, then,"
he said quietly, "that's all I ask." And
he swung around on his chair and
commenced to rummage among the
pile of papers on his desk.
She took the movement for a sign
of dismissal and went quietly out,
though her cheeks still burned with
anger, and she could not have spoken
again without bursting into tears.
She did not know that in her haste
the tiny handful of mignonette she
was wearing at her belt, fell to the
floor, all crushed and bruised. But
the eagle eye of Stanton that never
overlooked anything, saw it, and the
big man raised himself up in his seat,
and went slowly across the room, and
stooped and picked it up. He held it
in his hand for a moment—that heavy
hand that had held the destinies of
scores of lives, and stood surveying
it in silence. How fragrant it smelt
—how it brought back the years and
the little old farmhouse garden in
Maine.   Bah,   what   sentiment—what
sickly sentiment.    He raised his ar
to throw the flowers away to the ftj
thest end    of the    room.    Then
changed ~tiis  mind, and had  Falloi|
been th^JV he would scarcely have
lieved tl        ht of his own eyes.   Fl
Stanton ¥fefS a sheet of copy papj
and placing1 the flowers between
folds, put them away in his drawl
And   then   he   went  to   work  a|
wrote a bitingly scathing article
the Observer, which had just had
temerity to suggest that Godding\J
not the most suitable candidate p|
sible for mayoral honours.
Elizabeth North sleeping late tl
night was roused by a woman vM
came softly into her room, in a lef
white dressing gown.
"Get up," said Beatrice Crowfd
briefly, "I must talk to someone
shall go mad."
An hour later she had crept awajj
noiselessly as she came, but still J
girl sat at the edge of her bed,
long hair falling round her white fj
her hands clenched in horror,
she flung herself back on the pillJ
and   cried   to  the   unheeding   wl
"I cannot believe it—Oh, I can'f
lieve it."
And three doors away from hi
woman slept the dreamless  slee|
childhood, for the first time in
months.   The next morning Elizd
North walked into Stanton's den-|
eyes dark-ringed   through   sleep
ness.    He looked up quickly asl
entered, and there was an almost
man look in his keen grey eyes a|
crossed the room.
"Well, any luck?"
"I hand back my assignment"-
she smiled very faintly, for whenl
any reporter handed back an assf
ment yet and hoped for mercy?
But somehow he did not looll
very much put out about it.    It |
almost as if the woman triumphe
the failure of the reporter, and
he knew and rejoiced in her de|
"Yes,"   she   smiled   back   at
"I guess you haven't read our p|
yet this morning," he answered.
Picking up a copy he handed
her with a smile.
The headlines danced beforel
eyes, and she caught at the bac|
the desk for support.
"Wentworth confesses to murdej
Judge Crowforth."
"And," went on Stanton quietly,!
you  came in  I was reading thiq
He  handed   her  a   telegraph
patch, and she read, as in a drel
"Wentworth committed suicideT
Harbordville jail this morning."
"I see," she said, and she bo|
her head, thinking of the woman [
had left an hour ago in the big, bd
tiful old house, eating her heart [
for the things that really mattered|
Then she rose from her seat
held out her hand to him.
"Good-bye,"  she said, "and th|
you for giving me the chance to m
He took her hand and held it in|
iron grasp.
"Don't go," he said—with a td
of his old brusqueness, but with)
most a pleading note iu his voil
"there will be other assignments!
you by and by."
"I don't understand," she said,
she tried to drag her hand away-
downcast face all on fire.
"Don't you?" he said. "Shall II
plain more fully—Elizabeth?"
And  for  once  in  his  exceedij
busy life, Stanton proceeded to
a lucid and satisfactory explanatio
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Irst Impressions of Baseball
''Not a Roota"
:eing that for some e. years
a half I had lived at. 'tad my
g on the North American Con-
it without ever having witnessed
ngle exhibition of the national
e of our cousins across the Line,
use the vernacular, took a tumble
tyself and came to the conclusion
I had not done my duty, which,
had always understood it, was
© as far as I could and see as
I of life in all its aspects as was
inly, or, to be candid, financially
ible. So I determined a fortnight
that I would start saving up in
• to be the prqud possessor of
noney necessary to procure me
it which I had always read was
learest approach to Elysium
i the American boy ever serious-
|red to attain. Incidentally, boast-
ome Scotch in my blood, I made
Irgain  with  the  Editor  of  The
Ic that he should make me a pro-
Jin writing that if I produced an
ission of the game as viewed, but
Inderstood,   by a heathen   who
Jiever before entered the sacred
lets, which he could publish in
laper without  fear  of personal
Ice accruing to himself, he would
lit and remunerate me in pro-
pn to  its  merits—and length.
I am an intensely proud indi-
II and, like the ordinary English-
Jwho will walk miles out of his
■rather than ask for information,
longly resented the idea of con-
lig my ignorance and going in
lany with some individual who
It enlighten me. I considered
] much perusal of The Saturday
|ing Post and The Popular maga-
had sufficiently acquainted with
lerbal lore of the game and that
liative intelligence would enable
Ito fit the right terms to their
er uses. "Surely," I thought, "a
J who has struggled through the
Ik authors and can hold his own
lodern slang, will be able to see
Igame and come away thorough-
limystified, able to hold his own
Itting style thereafter with any-
1 thoroughly conversant with the
Je, its features and its jargon."
confess to having a slight feeling
(ervousness as I approached the
The crowd was so great, and
|emed to be the only person pre-
who was not already freely
lulating on the form of "Kiddo,"
lek" and other names which to me
lnt nothing. Moreover, I distinct-
eared the gate-keeper; he seemed
lery sure of his ground and was
pting to two policemen, at the
■e time managing the, excited
|mg. I felt sure that he would
me as an intruder and that the
Icemen would turn me back as one
[ng no right of entrance. How-
I won through and nervously
my seat in the centre of the
lid-stand. Here I had a bad fright;
lankly admit that I had forgotten
lind out who was playing and I
I't know anything about the
lurs being worn, and I dared not
lay myself. This ignorance on my
would certainly rob the game of
lh of its charm, but to my great
\i the man sitting next me asked
Iwhether the men in the field were
jrtoria" or not. Here was a com-
ion, I thought, and I frankly lied
1 said that I had only just arrived
li the East, and that this was my
] game on the Coast. On my other
was a lady and a little girl, so
ksked his other neighbour and I
|id out that "Victoria" was out and
Vancouver was at the bat.
J now   discovered   that   I was a
lacher."   Someone remarked that
re was a good crowd of bleachers
tried to estimate the contents of
stand,  and this was  enough  to
|_le me to guess that a "bleacher"
an onlooker.    But where were
"fans"  and  "rooters?"   I  knew
I had read somewhere about a
»"  on the side-line and  as there
|e some men standing by a chalk
I  again  hazarded  a guess  that
wcre  "fans."    However,  I   did
attempt to put my guess to the
lof, and I do not intend to do so.
ler, I noticed that a more or less
let  gang  kept  on  making  more
le and hurling louder terms of en
dearment to the players than the majority of spectators, and I concluded
that the term "rooters" would about
suit them.
But to the game. I knew that the
burly ruffian (no offence meant, but
he was burly, and he hit three men
with the bal and was therefore a
rough'un) was the pitcher; I had no
difficulty in gathering that the gentleman who hid his face in a mask and
caught the ball, was the catcher, and
the umpire was easy. As regards the
rest, I dismissed them all as "the
field." The first thing that puzzled
me was about what I should term the
"overs." Sometimes the pitcher would
hurl the ball at the same man six
times; sometimes only three. It
didn't seem to make much difference,
but a little patience enabled me to
see that there are two kinds of balls,
viz., "balls" and "strikes." The first
isn't a ball; that is to say, it doesn't
count, except that the pitcher mustn't
send too many of them, otherwise
the batsman scores a bag. This
means that he is allowed to walk
calmly to the nearest bag, and is
settled at first base. On the other
hand if the batsman, no, by this time
I had discovered that he was more
properly called the "striker" failed to
hit one of three "strikes" he was out.
But the thing that I found hardest
to understand was that if he struck
a "ball" it didn't count.
After having successfully grappled
with these difficulties the rest was
mere child's play. It was sufficiently
like "rounders" to be easily understood. Of course there were differences, but these I regarded as technicalities which I should comprehend
before the game was over. To my
mind the great feature of the game
was what I should call the "slide."
This occurs when there is a race between the man running to the base
and the fielder waiting for the ball.
The former then hurls himself onto
to the ground and literally slides in
the dust to the bag, which he endeavours to hit with whatever portion of
his anatomy is most convenient. This,
I imagine, also accounts for the ex
tremely tough texture of the garments worn by bascballers and the extremely efficient clothing which
covers their bodies.
One thing which struck me with a
shock was the fact that only three
men went to an innings. To see a
whole innings over in about five
minutes, which occurred at intervals,
was paralyzing to the man who had
been accustomed to see a cricket team
stay in all day.
But when all is said and done the
great distinctive feature of baseball
is the shouting. A phrase in common
use is "It's all over, bar the shouting,"
but in baseball shouting is half the
game. You may be as personal as
you please in your loudly voiced comments on the skill or appearance of
the players, and nobody seems to be
surprised. No mercy is shown to the
unfortunate who fumbles a ball, or to
a pitcher who is a bit off colour;
hardly is his ancestry excepted.
One thing I must say before betaking myself off the field, viz., that
to a person who for years has only
been familiar with the fielding in
cricket, the fielding of a baseball team
is miraculous. Even with the big
glove worn it is well-nigh incredible
that they can catch and field as they
do. Well, I left, having been vastly
entertained, and somewhat proud of
my new-found knowledge, but judge
of my disappointment when I read
the account in the morning paper of
the match I had witnessed. I found
that I had missed everything worth
seeing. All kinds of things had happened right under my nose which I
had never appreciated, and so I have
sorrowfully come to the conclusion
that it would be neither kind nor
right for me to take up a seat when
seats are so scarce and thereby deprive some enthusiast of a comfortable point of vantage from which he
might witness with pleasure a game
which has, undoubtedly, a hold on
the public of this Continent only excelled by that of a Cup Tie in the
Old Country.
The qualifying examinations for Third-
class Clerks, Junior Clerks, and Stenographers will be held at the following places,
commencing on Tuesday, the and July next:
—Armstrong, Chilliwack, Cumberland, Duncan, Golden, Grand Forks, Kamloops, Kaslo,
Kelowna, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Nelson, New
Westminster, Peachland, Prince Rupert, Penticton, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmon Arm,
Summerland, Vancouver, Vernon, and Victoria.
Candidates must be British subjects between the ages of 21 and 30, if for Third-
class Clerks; and between 16 and 21, if for
Junior Clerks or Stenographers.
Applications will not be accepted if received later than the 15th June next.
Further information, together with application forms, may be obtained from the undersigned.
Section 7 of the "Civil Service Act" provides that temporary clerks and stenographers,
who have not been regularly appointed by
Order in Council, must pass this examination.
Registrar, Civil Service.
Victoria, B.C., ist May, 1912.
may 4 June 8
reserve existing over Lot 103, Range •), Coast
District, by reason of a notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th of
December, 1907, be cancelled for the purpose
of effecting a sale of the said lands to the
Western Canada Trust Limited.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C, |
22nd April,  1912. '
apl 27 july 27
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the
Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories
and in a portion of the Provmce of British
Columbia, may be leased for a term of twenty-
one years at an annual rental of $1 an acre.
Not more than 2,560 acres will be leased to
nne 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
the Agent with sworn returns accounting, for
the full quantity of merchantable coal mined
and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least once a
The lease will include the coal mining right!
only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may
be considered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should be
made to the Secretary of the Department of
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or
Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
*       Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.
mch 9 sept, 7
In the Matter of an Application for a fresh
Certificate   of  Title  to  Lot   1,   Burnside
Extension of the Work Estate, Map in,
Victoria City,  British Columbia.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the  first publication  hereof to issue a fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate
of Title issued to Daniel D. McPhail and John
Hamilton Gray on the it6h day of July, 1909,
and  numbered  20798C,  which  has  been lost
_>   destroyed.
Dated at the Land Registry Office, Victoria,
British Columbia this ist day of May, 1912.
Registrar General of Titles,
may 11 june 8
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing over Lot 55. Queen Charlotte District,
by reason of a notice published in the British Columbia Gazette on the 27th of December, 1907, be cancelled for the purpose
of effecting a sale of the said land to the
Canadian North Pacific Fisheries, Limited.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
29th February, 1912.
mch 9
june 8
District   of   Rupert
TAKE notice that E. Shaw, of Vancouver,
B.C., clerk, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at the northeast corner of Lot 20 (situated on the Nimp
kish River), being the north-west  corner of
land   applied   for;   thence   east   80   chains;
thence   south   40   chains;   thence   west   80
chains; thence north 40 chains  to point of
Dated  March  ist,  1012.
Geo. F. Hibberd, Agent,
mch 23 may 18
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE NOTICE that Christina A. Morrison, of Vancouver, occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—(-ommencing at a post planted about 40 chains
south from the South-east corner of the Bella
Coola Indian Reserve; thence south 80 chains;
thence west 40 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence east 40 chains to point of
Dated  March  15th,  1912.
J. R. Morrison, Agent,
apl 20 june 15
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Leon J.
Camsusa, of Victoria, B.C., Ship Chandler,
will, apply for a licence to take and use five
cubic feet per second of water out of an
unnamed creek, which flows in a south-easterly
direction through Lots 109 and 119 and empties into Saanich Inlet near south-east corner
of Lot 109, Malahat District. The water will
be diverted at, about 600 ft. up stream from
the tide water in a westerly direction, and will
be used for industrial purposes on the land
described as Lots 109 and 119, Malahat District,, Vancouver Island.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 23rd day of April, 1912. The application
will be filed in the office of the Water Recorder at Victoria, B.C.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with  the  Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
LEON J. CAMSUSA, Applicant,
By R. McHugh, Agent.
may 4 may 25
District of Sayward
TAKE NOTICE that Gordon Mansfield, of
Toronto, Clerk, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the southeast corner of an island in Squirrel Cove,
Cortez Island, Sayward District; thence following the shore line along high water mark,
northerly, * westerly, southerly and easterly to
point of commencement, containing 60 acres,
more or less.
Dated March 31st, 1912.
Harold Percy Hart, Agent.
may 4 june 29
In the matter of an Application for a fresh
Certificate of Indefeasible Title to lots 15,
16,   17,   18,   19  anil  20,  and  for  a fresh
Certificate of Title to lots 9,   10,  11, 12,
1,1 and 14, all part of Section 74, Victoria
City, Map 737.
NOTICE is hereby given  of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the first publication liereof to  issue a fresh
Certificate of Indefeasible Title in lieu of that
issued to the Honourable  Archer  Martin on
the  17th January,  1907, No. 336, and also a
fresh Certificate of Title in lieu of that issued
to him on the 14th June,  1904,  No.  10097C,
which said Certificates havc been lost.
Dated at the Land Registry Office, Victoria,
B.C., this 2nd day of May, 1912.
Registrar-General of Titles,
may 4 June 1
NOTICE i« hereby given that the Reserve
existing over Lot 6623, Group One, Kootenay
District, formerly embraced in Timber License
No. 16727, by reason of a notice bearing date
of 24th December, 1907, and published in the
British Columbia Gazette of 27th December,
1907, i> cancelled in order that a sale of the
said lands may be effected to Elizabeth C.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria. B. C.
February 8th, 1912.
feb. 17 may 17
In the Matter of the Water Act and Amending Act.
TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Investigation acting under Part III of the "Water
Act," will meet on the 2nd day of July, 1012,
at 11.30 o'clock in the forenoon, at the Government Agent's Officr at Duncan, to hear
and determine claims to water rights, existing
on the 12th day of March, 1909, in the following Land Districts:—
Salt Spring Island.
Malahat (North of the summit)
Cowichan Lake.
Dated at Victoria, this 13th day of May,
By Order of the Board of Investigation,
Acting Comptroller of Water Rights,
may 18 june 8
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the undersigned at Vancouver, B.C., and endorsed
on the envelope "Tender for Valves and Fittings," will be received up to May 28th, 1912,
for the supply of VALVES and FITTINGS,
for thc use of the British Columbia Dredging Fleet, at Victoria, B.C., from this date
to March 31st,  1913.
The supplies must he of thc best quality
of their several kinds and must be delivered
at thc points specified in the forms of tender.
The Department reserves the right to accept the whole or part of any tender.
Thc Department does not bind itself to
accept tbe lowest tender.
Forms of tender may be obtained at the
office of Wm. Henderson, Esq., Resident
Architect^ Victoria, B.C., at the oflice of G. A.
Keefer, Esq., District Engineer, New Westminster, B.C., and at thc office of tbe Superintendent of Dredges, Room 40, Post Oflice
Building, Vancouver,  B. C.
May  17th, 1912.
Superintendent of Dredges
Vancouver,  II. C.
Newspapers will not he paid for this advertisement  if  they  insert   it   without   authority
from the Department,
may 18 may 18
In  the Matter of an Application  for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 20, South half
of Lot 21, Lots 23, 24, 25, East 100 acres
of Lot 26 and  Lots 28, 29,  30  and 31,
^ Thetis Island, Cowichan District.
NOTICK is hereby given of my  intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
thc  first  publication   hereof to issue  a  fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate
of Title issued to Henry Burchell on the 10th
day   of   June,   1907,   and   numbered    15179C
which has been lost or destroyed.
Dated at the Land Registry Office, Victoria,
B.  C, this  15th day of May,   1912.
Registrar General of Titles,
may 18 15
Limited  Liability.
TAKE NOTICE that three months from
the date of the first insertion of this notice
herein application will be made to Hil Honour
the Lieutenant-Governor in Council for an
Order in Council, changing the present corporate name of the above company to the
"United Coal and Development Company,
Limited Liability."
Dated this 28th day of February, 1912.
A. S. ASHWELL, President.
mch 9 June 8
District of West Pender Island
TAKE notice that Washington Grimmer, of
West Pender Island, farmer, intends to apply
for permissioi to purchase the following described lands: Three (3) small rocky filets,
forming within boundary of Grimmer's Bay,
and southern boundary of Port Washington
Bay, off Section 23, West Pender Island laid
islets containing total of one acre, more or
Dated April 2nd, 1912, at Port Washington,
apl6 June 1
District of -Malahat
TAKE notice that Arthur W. McCurdy, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Retired, intends to
apply for permission to lease the following
described lands:—Commencing Bt a post planted at the southeasterly corner of Lot 130,
Malahat District, thence southwesterly along
the shore of Saanich Inlet to the southerly
angle of said lot; thence east five chains:
thence northeasterly pa'allel to the shore of
Saanich Inlet to a point five chains aouth of
the point of commencement; thence north five
chains to the point of commencement.
Dated March  nth,  1912.
mch 23 may 18
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
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at thc 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   Samuel   Johns   and   Albion
Johns  on  the  24th  day  of April,   1908,  and
numbered    17655C,   which   has   been   lost   or
Dated at the Land Registry Oflice, Victoria,
British Columbia this  13th (lay of May,  tgu.
Registrar General of Titles,
may 18 15
District of South Saanich
TAKE NOTICE that t e Vancouver Island
Power Co., Ltd., of Victoria. B.C., occupation Power Company, intend to apply for
permission to lease the following described
land, comprising the foreshore contained within part of Slugget Bay, Tod Inlet, Vancouver
Island:—Commencing at a post planted at
high water mark on the East shore of Slugget
Bay, the said post being five hundred (500)
feet south (Ast.), and eight hundred and sixty-
eight (868) feet west (Ast.) of the north-east
corner of Section 12, Range 2 West, South
Saanich District; thence west (Ast.) five
hundred and fifty-two and three-tenths (552.3)
feet; thence south (Ast.) one hundred and
forty-six and one-tenth (146.1) feet more or
less to high water mark on the south shore
of Slugget Bay* and thence along high water
mark to thc point of commencement, containing two and four-tcntlis (2.4) acres more or
Dated April 2Stli, 1912.
A.  0.  Noakes,   Agent,
may 4 june 29
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 South-
cast   corner  of thc   Bella  Coola  Government
Reserve; thence north 20 cliains; thence east
40   chains;   thence   south   20   chains',   thence
west  40   chains  to   point   of commencement.
Dated  March 21st,   1912.
J. R. Morrison, Agent,
apl 20 June 15 10
; 1
The B. C. Mining
The last issue of the B. C. Mining
Exchange for April runs to forty
pages and is one of the most valuable
numbers put forward by Mr. George
Sheldon Williams, the managing director. Looking back over a term of
years, it is impossible not to notice
the steady improvement which has
been made in this publication. At
one time it was little more than a
collection of cuttings from the provincial press; today it can legitimately claim to be a Mining Journal. It
furnishes mining news from the different camps at first hand through
the medium of its own correspondents, but it features what is always
the strongest point in a mining paper, and that is the developments
which are taking place in different
parts of the Province and the important subjects which are occupying the
attention , of mining men. In the
number under consideration considerable space is devoted to the annual
meeting of the Canadian Mining Institute, and the principal discussions
are touched on. There is an instructive article by Mr. S. F. Wright on
the possible railway routes from
Ground Hog Mountain to tide-water.
The remarks of Mr. Robert R. Hedley on the iron ores of the Coast are
featured, and the editorial comment
is distinguished by brevity and in-
cisiveness. One of the most important articles, accompanied by a sketch
map, is on the Bear River coal field,
which is destined to play an important part in the development of the
Cariboo country. This coal field is
owned by Mr. A. E. Hepburn of Vancouver and is one of the most important yet discovered in the Province.
With the advent of railway transportation more will be heard of it.
On the whole, Mr. Williams deserves
much credit for the indefatigable
manner in which he has worked for
the fortunes of the B. C. Mining Exchange, and may now be fairly congratulated on the commanding position which it has attained among the
mining journals of the Dominion.
We regret to announce the death
on Saturday last of Mr. Robert L.
Shaw, of 216 Cook street, which took
place with startling suddenness. Mr.
Shaw, who complained of feeling unwell, went up to his room in the afternoon and later was found to be in
such a serious condition that medical
attendance was at once summoned.
It arrived, however, too late, and the
patient passed away from a hemmor-
hage of the brain.
The late Mr. Shaw had only been
in Victoria for ten months, having
come here from Paterson, New Jersey, where for thirty years he had
been engaged in voice culture and for
many years had acted as conductor
of the Philharmonic Society. A native of Maybole, Ayrshire, he migrated when quite a young man to
the States, where he was well known
as an expert in his profession. During his short stay in this city he had
endeared  himself to  many and  his
sudden demise will be a cause of
sorrow to a very large number of
The Raison D'Etre
Extract from the Canadian Courier,
May.nth, 1912, page 18:—
" 'Preventing Nagging'—The continual 'nagging' of Aldermen and
Controllers is said to be the reason
for Charles H. Rust resigning the
position of City Engineer of Toronto
and becoming City Engineer of Victoria, B. C, at a larger salary."
Apropos of this they are telling in
City Hall corridors of another civic
official who has had considerable annoyance in a similar way, and who
lesened it somewhat when he posted
up in his office a little joke motto for
the Aldermen.   The motto read:
"Let us put our heads together and
build a block pavement."
ist Brigand—"Is that a n'ouse I see before
2nd Brigand—"No, 'tis a n'inn."
3rd Brigand—"Nay! it's a n'ut."
How to Waste Money, &
Where to Save it
Under the above heading there appears a very interesting article in a
recent number of "T. P.'s Weekly."
The best way to waste money, it is
suggested, is to keep it in the pocket.
Then, whenever ones sees a thing
which he fancies he would like he
can buy it at once; otherwise, he may
forget it, or, having had time to think
it over, conclude that he can get along
without it.
With the money in one's pocket we
are always ready to receive the genius
with -'
"The talk that will make a man think that
he needs
The thing that he doesn't;   the talk that
So   subtly   thc   fear   that   he'll   count   for
In the swim till that up-to-date frill he's
Some useful suggestions are also
made as to how money may be
saved, the chief of which is to be
systematic in the expenditure of it,
to make a careful estimate under such
headings as household expenditures,
food, rent, fuel, clothes, etc., not forgetting something for "The Rainy
Day." And for this purpose the
writer would no doubt, had he been
writing for the eyes of Canadians
only, have recommended the Canadian Government Annuities System as
giving the largest possible return
with the best possible security. By
investing a fraction of your income
in this way you may, whether you
be man or woman, insure an old age
of freedom from want or dependence.
Ask your Postmaster for literature on
the subject, or write to the Superintendent of Annuities, Ottawa, who
will tell you all you wish to know
about the system, and how you
should proceed to make the provision
WANTED, girl for general housework, live
one preferred; small family; $30 month,
without washing; good home, best residential locality in Victoria; no "lady companion
assistance" desired; girl must not faint at
the sight of ashes or a dish-towel. Box 106,
The Beautiful Suburban Homesite
The newest subdivision on the Wilkinson Road. We think it is
the best. Most of the lots we are offering for sale are double the
size of ordinary town lots, and they need only to be seen to be
appreciated. They lie on a gentle slope, all cleared, and in the
highest state of cultivation. Some have a number of full bearing
fruit trees, most of them are in grass. "HIGHFIELD" is close
to the 4-mile circle, and two stations of the B. C. Electric railway
are within a few minutes' walk.   We can offer these lots from
$550.00 UP
On very easy ternis.   We will take you out to see them.   Our
auto will leave the office, 634 View street, at 11 a.m.,
2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. daily.
Member of Victoria Real Estate Exchange
Room 12 McGregor Block, 634 View St. Phone 2901
We Specialize in Typewriter Paper
We buy the Best in the Market.   Ask
for Sample Book and be Convinced
Victoria Book & Stationery Co., Ltd.
1004 Government Street
"Everything for the Office"
PLEXIBILITY is the leading
characteristic of the newest corset models—a feature in which
C/C a la Grace Corsets have always
been supreme. There's a model
made for YOU—remember that.
Be sure you get it.
The slim, girlish figure is suited
most satisfactorily with our No.
517 or No. 523. Carefully designed to give fashionable lines
with greatest comfort
McLaughlin Automobile;
for 1912
Model 29—The Car for the Man of
Moderate Means
Specifications:—Five-seated Torpedo body; semi-floating rear axle I
Artillery wheels; demountable rims; 35x4 tires; 108 wheel base I
four-cylinder engine, 30-horse power; Remy magneto; Prest-O-Litf
tank; cut out; accelerator; five lamps; concealed horn; complete
kit, etc., complete with top and screen $i,875-<
Option:—Colour  can   be   either   Blue   and   Black  throughout   of
combination.Battleship Grey and Black.
Let us demonstrate to you.   Call or phone us, making appointment
. Western Motor & Supply Co., Ltd
1410 Broad Street
Telephone 695
Victoria, B.'
Women's Golf, Tennis
Croquet Shoes
Women's Brown Glosse Kid  Blucher  Cut Shoe, with  corruguatl
rubber sole through under the heel, made expressly for croqt|
Women's White Buckskin Shoe, made blucher cut with heavy
rubber sole, made expressly for tennis players.
Women's Brown Kid One-Strap Slipper with corrugated rubber so
made expressly for croquet or tennis players.
Women's Tan Russia Calf Shoe with heavy double extension, han
welted soles and low heels, made expressly for golfing.
Mail Orders Promptly Pilled
H. B. Hammond Shoe Co.
Hanan & Son,
N. Y.
Sole Agents Broadwalk Staffers
for Children
Wichert & Gardinf
N. Y.
About "Reception Teal
A most important point to consider in purchasing tea is its suitabilil
for brewing in the water of a particular district.   A High Standan
of Quality and especial Suitability for the water of this district hq
made "Reception Tea" a great favorite with our customers.   It
grown in the finest GARDENS OF CEYLON and blended by expertl
Thus  the  quality  is  always  uniform.   Reception   Tea  is   handle!
exclusively by us, and today we are selling three times the quantit|
of this very popular tea as all other brands put together.   There's
reason, more than the name, for this tea making such a "decided hitl
with our customers.   There is only one quality, the best, and onlf
one price, the lowest for such quality.
Reception Tea, per lb., 50c; l_-.b., 25c; 5 lbs. for $2.2!
H. 0. Kirkham & Co., Ltd\
741, 743, 745 Fort Street
Grocery Store Butcher Shop Liquor Store
Tell. 17s, 179 Tel. 2678 Tel. 2677
Golf Links Par
One Large Lot, 123 x 517 for a few
days only, Price $7,600
One Half Acre Lot, Price $5,000
Both of these lots are particularly well
situated and worthy of investigation.
Phone for appointment to see them
Ballantine, Jenkinson tf Co\
1219 Langley Street        Phone 3415
apl 27
may 26
iracter by Handwriting
request and to enable a
ler number of our readers to
pfit we have decided to re-
I to the original charge of 50
Is for each diagnosis.
lEL   L.—I   wonder  if   your   husband
Ijgnize  his  wife  in   the   individual   I
I imagine you will indignantly dis-
J remarks.    Quick in thought and ac-
Idy   to   grasp   the  main   idea;    with
Isiness  abilities  you  are   unobservant
less of minor matters.    Precision  in
pnd language is also lacking.    Your
great,   health  good,   and   you   lead
life.    I  note a fondness  for  social
and   a   nice   appreciation   of   the
of  good   living.    You   love  a   gen-
bracter,   yet   you   arc   not   fond   of
I money   on   others.    A   reserve   bor-
timidity   often  prevents   you  from
|iat   should   be   said,   although   you
you   thereby   neglect   your   duty,
luite satisfied with your doings, self-
Iwrit large and you are independent,
■most affectionate and loving in your
you are by no means effusive out-
I'act and diplomacy you value, after
(e truth and honour which you do
.    Will-power strong.    Intellect and
well   developed.     Temper   strong
.   Constructive ability is poor.   In
Its   you   are   more   manlike   than
|n this you are out of the common.
Irecognize your name.    I thing the
I you   mention  must  be   a   careless,
jucky, man;   I had no difficulty ex-
your    signature.      As    to    the
j I   must  leave  you   to   find   it  out
it may be within the following
I Fond of outdoor games and rccre-
li  are  artistic  in   taste   and   feeling.
|ld  draw  and paint  well,   and  prosing and  play.    You  are original
lire fond of needlework and design-
ral   feeling   is  high,   religious   sense
parked.   Tenacious,   observant,   your
fair   but   not   excessive.     Kindly,
to   all,   you   are   capable   of   deep
Ito    a    few;     straightforward    and
lou   might   have   more   tact   and   a
Jned   sense   of   humour.     The   wish
|)probation  of others is pronounced,
lte some jealousy with a good deal
lanity.    Your happy, kindly disposi-
lld   bring  you   many   friends.     You
[ grumbler but "make the best of a
The Week accepts no responsibility for
the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted whether
signed by the real name of the writer
or a nom de plume, hut the writer's
name and address must be given to the
Editor as an evidence of bona fides, tn no
case will it be divulged without consent.
May 2nd, 1912.
To the Editor of The Week:
Dear Sir,—So astonishing has been
the success of the Overseas Club
movement in all parts of the world
and especially in Canada, that it has
been decided to send a delegate from
headquarters to visit our leading
branches in the Dominion. With that
end in view I hope to arrive in Canada about the 20th of this month.
The chief object of my trip will be
to become acquainted with the committees of our local organizations with
a view to closer co-operation in the
At. the present moment, the membership of the Overseas Club in Canada alone is over "25,000, while our
total membership is 87,000.
I need hardly state that the Overseas Club is entirely non-party, non-
sectarian and recognizes no class distinction. Within its career of eighteen
months the organization has become
the most powerful patriotic society
in the British Empire. During my
coming visit I hope to have the privilege of enlisting your sympathy.
Any communications addressed to
me, care W. S. Marson, Esq., "Montreal Star," Montreal, will reach me.
Among the many active supporters of
the Overseas Club are Lord Grey, the
late Governor-General of Canada,
Lord Islington, the Governor-General
in a cravat is an absolute
requisite with present
collar styles.
Reid's Real
are lined with • special duck,
cross- slitchr-d and reinforced so
that they slide easily in the tightest collar without drag or pull.
Twenty-four lich shadesatfrom
50c. to$ 1,50,accordingto shape
by name and look (or the trade
mark in gold.
2/2 King Sl. West,   •   Toronto
Sole Makers
of New Zealand and most of the leading statesmen throughout the British
Yours faithfully,
This shows why the famous
"IDEAL" Spiral Spring is more
restful than the sagging, "hammock-
like," woven-wire kind.
Note how springs supported (rom the ends sag hammock-like in the
centre, compelling an unnatural and tiresome position oi the body.
The "IDEAL" Spiral Spring cradles the body comfortably and buoy-
antly, inducing sleep by the complete relaxation which it permits.
Each of the many coili yields independently, according to the weight
placed upon it—molding gently and elastically to the curves and contour
of the body. Sagging or rolling to centre is impossible.
Guaranteed to give satisfaction and sold on Thirty Nights' Free Trial.
Made plain and upholstered. Cost little more than the ordinary kind.
Write for "Wideawake Facts About Sleep," out Book No. F 10
20 -Jefferson Avenue, TORONTO
The Union Steamship Company, Ltd. oIB.C.
S.S. CAMOSUN—For Prince Rupert and Stewart every Tuesday.
S.S. CHELOHSIN—For Skeena River, Prince Rupert, Naas River,
Fort Simpson and Goose Bay every Satur 'ay.
S.S. VENTURE—For  Campbell  River,  Hardy  Bay,   Rivers  Inlet,
Namu, Ocean Fall, Bella Coola, Bella Bella, every Wednesday.
S.S. VADSO—For  Skeena  River,  Prince  Rupert,  Naas,  every two
Phone 1925 , 534 Yates Street
may 18 S oct 19
Items You Should Have During the Summer Time
The bright, warm weather of the past few days ought to remind you that right now is the time to make the selections for Summer Furniture ancl Furnishings
necessary for proper comfort during the next few months. It's high time you had made these purchases. No other store is so well equipped to fill your wants
as this one. That may seem a broad statement, but it's true, and a visit will prove what we claim. We issue you a very hearty invitation to come in and inspect our
offerings in Summer Furniture and Furnishings.   You'll be surprised and pleased at the completeness of our stocks and the fairness of the pricings.
Here is the Ideal Summer Furniture
New Sea Grass and Rattan Chairs, Rockers and Tables—Superior Quality.   See these in our Government Street Windows
and on Fourth Floor
There is no more inviting furniture for the Summer than the Sea Grass and Rattan we are showing. Delightfully cool and
inviting and most artistic—it is furniture suitable for either outdoor or indoor use. We have a broad variety of designs
suitable for veranda or lawn use—chairs, tables, etc., that you'll be pleased to place in your parlor after the Summer season
has gone. And the prices are just as attractive as the styles. Come in and let us show you some smart designs. Come ancl
try the comfort of these chairs, come and secure one for your home.   You'll never regret the purchase.
All Prices from $9.00 to $4.00
from $1.50
What about a Hammock
for the Summer camp?
Don't you think you would
appreciate a nice one? Certainly you would, and
there's no reason why you
shouldn't enjoy the comforts of one of these.
There's a big choice of
styles here, ancl there's a
price that will suit you, too,
for we have them priced
from each $1.50
Our Porch Shades will make your Porch More Comfortable
These Porch Screens displayed on the balcony of our first floor will protect you from the strong direct rays of the Summer sun ancl make the porch a more
comfortable and desirable spot.   Hang one on your verandah and learn their comfort.   They are well made, and we have them in the green finish.   Many sizes
are offered and the prices are reasonable.
4 ft. x 8 ft.
6 ft. x 8 ft.
.$5.00   8 ft. x 8 ft $7.50    10 ft. x 8 ft.
True Economy
lies in buying
Good Things
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Mr. Jack Bennett, Vancouver, has
been making a short stay in the city.
* *   *
Mr. 0. S. Weeks is in the City from
Seattle on a short visit.
* *   *
Mr. Graham Graham is a guest at
the Lakeside Hotel, Cowichan Lake.
* *   *
Miss Phyllis Green is the guest
of her mother, Mrs. Edward Hasell.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Emory are in
the city from Nelson, B.C.
* *   *
Mr. Clifford Brown and party mo-
torfed up to Cowichan during the
week to enjoy the fishing.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. H.Bucher are registered at the Empress Hotel from
* *   *
Mrs. J. A. Kingsmill of Vancouver
is 'among the guests at the Empress
Mr. Ray W. Jones, from Seattle,
spent Tuesday in Victoria on business.
* *   *
Mrs. Laurence Plummer, Vancou-'
ver, is the guest of her relatives in
this city.
* *   *
Mr, and Mrs. W. H. Sunderland, of
Revelstoke, registered at the Empress
on Tuesday last.
* *   *
Mr. W. S. Rothwell, from Vancouver, is spending a few days in this
Mr. F. R. Fingland, Vancouver,
payed a visit to the City during the
* *   *
Mrs. Baker from Vancouver, was
a guest at the Glenshiel Inn, during
the week.
* *   *
Mr. and  Mrs. A. S.  Barton have
returned    from a motor   trip    to
Cowichan Lake.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Wood have
left by the North Coast Limited for
an extended visit to Eastern points.
* *   *
Mrs. Frank Green of Cowichan
Lake paid a brief visit to town during the week.
* *   *
Mrs. A. H. Marcon of New Westminster is visiting her sister, Miss
Blakemore at Mount Edwards.
Mrs. John Hirsch from Duncan, B.
C, was in town for a few days during the week.
* *   *
Miss Lorna Eberts has been visiting friends at Duncan, during the past
* *   *
Mrs. Warren, Rockland Avenue, entertained last week at a small but
most enjoyable tea.
* *   *
Mr. William Fisher from Vancouver, has been a recent guest in Victoria.
* *   *
Mrs. C. H. Price is at the Empress
Hotel, from Westholme, and expects
to pay a short visit to this city.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Jones,    Vancouver,
are registered at the Prince George
* *   *
Mr. Jacks, ftom Chilliwack, B.C.,
accompanied by Mr. Leonard Boultbee, from Vancouver, spent a few
days of last week in town.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Longhurst, who
have been cruising among the Gulf
Islands in their motor yacht "Knym,"
spent the week-end in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. F. Barber Starkey
(nee Miss Barbara Mainguy) have
returned from visiting relatives in
* *   *
Mr. Harold Jukes was among the
guests from Vancouver, who came
over to this city to attend the Golf
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Monteith, who
have been spending their honeymoon
in San Francisco and Southern California, returned to Victoria on Friday last. *   *   *
Mrs. Singleton Wise has returned
from a. visit to the Old Country,
where she has been spending the last
few months, and has gone to her
ranch at Sidney, B. C.
* *   *
Mr. P. J. Butchart (president of the
Great West Coal Company, Edmonton), accompanied by Mrs. Butchart,
have arrived in town and while here
will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
R. S. Thompson, Gorge Road.
* *   *
A quiet wedding was solemnized
recently at the First Presbyterian
Church Manse, Vancouver, the contracting parties being Miss Wilhi-
mena Anabel Levirs, of Vancouver,
and Mr. James W. P. Davidson
Wood of Victoria. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. Dr. Fraser.
Mr. and Mrs. Wood have taken up
their residence in this city.
* *   *
The marriage of Mr. Eric W. Ham-
ber, the London manager of the
Dominion Bank, to Aldene Irene
Hendry, of Vancouver, was celebrated
very quietly on Tuesday, May 14th,
at the Church of Scotland, Park
Street, London. Dr. Archibald Fleming officiated at the ceremony. Miss
Elizabeth Thackery, of Berlin, Ont.,
made a charming bridesmaid, while
Mr. Stephens L. Jones McBride undertook the duties of groomsman.
The newly married couple left for
Canada on Friday, where they will
spend their honeymoon.
Mrs. Loewen was hostess on Tuesday, the 14th, of a smart bridge and
five hundred party at the Alexandra
Club. The first prize for bridge was
won by Mrs. Charles Todd and the
second by Mrs. William Todd. For
five hundred the first prize was
awarded to Mrs. Alexander Gillespie
and the second to Miss B. Galletly.
The guests included Mrs. Ambery,
Mrs. Crowe Baker, Mrs. Blaiklock,
Mrs. Berkeley, Mrs. Blackwood, Mrs.
H. Beaven, Mrs. Charles, Mrs. Combe,
Miss Dawson, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs.
T. S. Gore, Mrs. Alex. Gillespie, Miss
B. Galletly, Mrs. J. Gaudin, Mrs| McCallum, Mrs. E. Hannington, Mrs.
R. Heyland, Mrs. J. Irving, Mrs.
King, Mrs. Kirkbride; Mrs. Kerr,
Mrs. Lindsay, Mrs. J. A. Macdonald,
Mrs. Archer Martin, Mrs. Piggott,
Mrs. Phipps, Mrs. E. G. Prior, Mrs.
Peters, Mrs. Rome, Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs. Jas. Raymur, Mrs. J.
Rithet, Mrs. C. Spratt, Mrs. Lamp-
man, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. J. H. Todd,
Mrs. Charles Todd, Mrs. Wm. Todd,
Mrs. Troup, Mrs. Tuck, Mrs. Drury,
Mrs. L. Genge, Mrs. Bowser, Mrs.
A. Jones, and others.
Our Sunday Dinners have become so popular, Jimmy wishes his
patrons to kindly reserve their tables.   Phone 2970. Ask for Grill.
Celery 25
Cavair 25
Olives 20      Radishes 15      Green Onions 10
Pate de Foie Gras 25       Anchovey 25       Tuni Fish 25
Olympia Oyster Cocktail 35   Crab Cocktail 25   Little Neck Clams 40
Eastern Oysters on Shell 40
Strained Chicken Gumbo 15 Chicken Broth 15
Boston Clam Chowder 15    Creme de Valaille 15
Filet of Halibut Portugaise 25 Cold Salmon Mayonaise 25
Fresh Crab Meat Melba 40    Finnan Haddi Delmonico 40
Stewed Oxtail Printaniere 40     Eastern Oyster Patties 50
Sweetbread Financiere 50 Chicken Supreme en Casse so
Peach Fritter, Wine Sauce 20
Half Fried Chicken, Southern Style, 75
Lamb Steak Planked Jardiniere 75
Prime Ribs Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, 40.     Extra Cut 75
Young Local Lamb, Fresh Mint Sauce, 50
Domestic Duck, Apple Sauce, 60
Fresh Asparagus 35        Fresh Spinach 15       Cauliflower in Cream 15
New Garden Peas 25 New Potatoes 20
Combination 50       Waldorf 50       Sliced Tomato 35
Sliced Cucumber 25     Fresh Shrimp 50
Strawberries and Cream 35     Green Apple Pie 10     Stewed Fruit 15
Strawberry Short Cake 35    Vanilla Parfait 25    Peach Melba 35
Fruit Salad 50 Coupe St. Jacques 40
Tea, per Pot, 15       Coffee, per Pot, 15      Demitasse 10
Assorted Fruits Nuts and Raisins
The Orchestra time of playing has changed to 6 o'clock to 7.30,
and from 9 to 11.   We find this suits our patrons living in other
hotels or taking a walk after Church.
Jimmy Morgan
Late of Vancouver, B. C.
apl 20
Holiday Apparel
should be selected now from our e
elusive assortments of Outing Shirt
Flannel Trousers, Soft Hats, Stn
Boaters and Panamas.
You'll find our prices the lowest
on really high class Men's Wear.
Fitzpatrick & 0' Co nne
Hatters and Clothiers       "You'll like our clothes"—Reg.
811-813 Gov't St., opp. P. O.
apl 6
change, Ltd.
6l8 Johnson Street
Phone sj/8
A Few Week End Specials
Eggs, New Laid, per doz	
Squab Chickens, per lb	
Local Asparagus, per 2 lbs	
Local Rhubarb, per 6 lbs	
Local Spinach, per 2 lbs	
Local Potatoes, per sack	
Delicious Sunkist Oranges, per doz	
Also Lettuce, Radishes, Cucumbers, Mint, Thyme, Spring Onions|
april 20 S
Ladies' Tailors
Dealers in Silks, Laces Etc.
Ladies' and Children's
So Kee & Co.
P. O. Box 160
1029 Cook St.        Cor. Cook & Fort
The quality of Butter depends
upon the sources from which
it is derived, and the process
by which it is made, and for a
Butter that is both satisfying
and appealing to the taste,
BUTTER. Sold by all the
leading grocers.
Island Creamery
Association Co.
1311 Broad Street
That Week Tii
Often called "Spring Fel
is the common complaint ]
so  many   people   just
Boivcs' Compound Syru\
' Hypophosphites
Will soon put you right!
is the finest pick-me-up |
can take. An all round
whicii has made such anl
cellent reputation fbr it
Get a bottle today—it wil|
new life into you.
Price $1.00
Cyrus H. Bo\.
1228 Government Stri
Tels. 425 and 450
Roy'i   Art   Olaii   Work,   and
915 Pandora St.,  Vietoria, B. (
Albert F. Ro;
Over thirty yean' experience
Art Glan
Sole manufacturer of Steel-Cored
for Churchei, Schooli, Public
ings and private Dwelling!. Plai
Fancy Glaaa Sold. Saihet Glai
Contract.   Eitimatei   free.    Pho
Chas. Hayward
Reginald Hayward
F. Caselton
Phones 3335,   9336,   3337, 3338,   3339
The B. C. Funeral Furnishing C
(Successors to Charles Hayward)
Funeral Directors and Embalmers
1016 Govt. St. '   Established 1867 Victoria, B
'Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
(By The Hornet)
at  the   two   boys   in   Tighe   &
:ler's restaurant   made   a   very
attempt at "bluffing" consider-
hat it was the first attempt, and
were tenderfeet.
* *   *
it next time they should arrange
rate rehearsal so that their work
not be quite so "raw."
it there are two time-honoured
rbs that they should remember,
| cannot catch    old   birds with
and "In vain does the fowler
|1 the net in sight of the bird."
* *   *
It if they observed the foregoing
ltions the old man may "bite"
* *   *
The Pink Lady was only re-
from failure by the dressing
liounting, and the redemption
frdly worth the trouble.
* *   *
when   this   much   advertised
comedy was put in rehearsal
bdon it was abandoned at the
* *   *
the   verdict   of   the   London
uncs" was that there was "noth-
* *   *
|t the verdict of Victorians is
hey were badly "stung" in the'
lof admission, and the quality
1 show.
* *   *
It Mr. Simon Leiser has nearly
leted his canvass for subscrip-
por a new Theatre. He has
bo actually  promised  and   the
Je will be easy.
* *   *
It Mr. Leiser has not been talk-
Ir publication, but deserves the
|i of every member of the com-
for the energy, and determin-
Iwhich he has shown.
I *   *   *
It to him' belongs all the praise
ping saved the situation.
* *   *
It it is expected to commence
ltions the first week in June and
lien  the Theatre before  Christ-
In One of Our
Two Piece
We Carry a Full Range of
Tennis Trousers and
Home of Hobberlin Clothes
608 Yates St.
Next to Imperial Bank
That arrangements has been made
to continue the lease of the old Theatre until the new one is ready.
* *   *
That the action of the Real Estate
Exchange in deprecating the constant
reference in the press to the water
question is not to be wondered at.
* *   *
That this influential body would
help matters along if it would make
an official representation to the City
Council and the Water Commissioner.
* *   *
That in a matter of such vital importance to the community it is foolish to play the part of an ostrich.
The greater wisdom lies in boldly facing the situation.
* *   *
That it will take more than the
emphatic assurances of Alderman
Cuthbert to reassure the public, especially while all the evidences point
the other way.
That even now it appears to the
impartial onlooker that the only safe
course would be to purchase water
from the Esquimalt Company.
That the pinch will come later when
there are fifteen thousand more people
in the city and Elk Lake level fifteen
feet lower.
* *   *
That we have heard the last of the
"Light Slogan," and can congratulate
ourselves on the passing of a nightmare.
That the' C. P. R. boat service is
"going some" these days, what with
a new boat for Nanaimo, a new boat
for Queen Charlotte Islands, and a
daily service to Tacoma.
* *   *
That whatever competing corporations may do on land Captain Troup
intends that the C. P. R. shall remain
"Mistress of the' Seas."
That the long-haired, hatless chauffeurs would do well to study the Attorney-General's remarks anent the
cancellation of Ghale's license.
* *   *
That these are the gentlemen who
have done their best to bring* attto-
mobiling into disrepute.
* *   *
That they may be able to bluff the
public and the police, but they cannot bluff the Attorney-General.
* *   *
That Victoria is proud to welcome
the Methodist Conference, and is
honoured by the presence of so many
illustrious men in our midst.
That the venerable head of the
Church, Dr. Carman, might do worse
than offer a few words of wisdom on
the subject of the "rational" suppression of vice.
* ♦   *
That the usefulness of certain reform organizations would be greatly
increased under the guidance of this
able and experienced leader.
* *   *
That the action of the Women's
Council in connection with child
street-walkers is highly to be commended, and the only possible remedy
is, as they say, to "get at" the parents,
* *   *
That public opinion is veering
round to the approval of Pandora
Street Gore as the best site for a
civic centre.
* *   *
That the published report of the in
vestigation into the quality of Victoria milk is almost as alarming as
the report on the water.
That there ought to be some legal
process by which a milk-man who
uses formalin, gelatine, water, canned
cream and other adulterants could be
* *   *
That it would be interesting to
know the principle on whicli a Dairy
Firm supplies adulterated milk to the
public and pure milk to the hospitals.
* *   *
That it would be equally interesting to know Jiow many infants and
invalids have suffered from the dishonesty of milk purveyors.
* *   *
That it is the same with the milk
question as with the water question,
and with the pollution of the harbour
question, no single official is responsible   and    therefore    there    is    no
* *   *
That the latest qualification for an
irrigation engineering expert is to
take a law course at Harvard, and
and to practise  law for  two  years
* *   *
That if this preparation is supplemented by "experience on a farm" so
much the better.
* *   *
That "the pronunciation of Amphion is not Ampheeon, with the accent on the first syllable, and we
are glad to have occasion to set people
right  on   the   pronunciation   of  this
* *   *
That the Colonist inadvertently
misrepresented a resolution passed
by the Women's Council. They wish
to have Victoria included in the
"Scent Belt" not as reported in the
vulgar "Cent belt."
* *   *
That George Bernard Shaw had to
get into the limelight in order to
show to the public once mor:: what
a mountebank he is.
* *   *
That the Victoria Times is right ir
one thing—the brand of Canadian.-
who have found their way into the
British Parliament is just a cut below
the average Provincial member.
With reference to the proposed
new Infantry Regiment for Victoria
it is very gratifying to learn that excellent progress is being made; already one hundred N.C.O.'s and men
have applied. Of these no fewer than
twenty-eight are ex-Imperial service
men with terms of service ranging
from seven to twenty-one years and
holding between them some sixty-
three medals.
Old Country Barber Shop
Razor Honing a
Charles  Gordon  Steuart,   Hair  Expert
637 Fort Street
Apl 20 S July 27
Victoria Assessment District
NOTICE is hereby given1 that a special
Court of Revision and Appeal for the Victoria
Assessment District will be held at the Assessor's Office in the Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, May 28th, 1912, at
eleven o'clock a.m., to hear and determine all
appeals arising out of assessment for the year
1912 made under the heading of the Supplementary Assessment Roll.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 8th day of
May,  1912.
Judge of the Court of Revision
and Appeal,
may 11 may 25
Sale by Tender of Steamer
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned and accompanied by a certified
cheque for $500, will be received up to noon
on Wednesday the Third day of July, 1912,
for the purchase of the Canadian Government
Steamer "Kestrel," lately employed in Fishery
Protection duties on the British Columbia
Coast and now lying at H.M.C. Dockyard,
Esquimalt, B.C.
Forms of tender^ conditions of sale, full
particulars of the Steamer and permission to
inspect her may be obtained on application
from the Officer in charge, H.M.C. Dockyard,
Esquimalt, B.C.
Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will  not be paid  for.
Deputy   Minister.
Department of thc Naval Service,
Ottawa, May 3rd, 1912,
may 18 june 8
District   of  Coast.
TAKE notice that I, George H. Crane, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Contractor, intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about 20 chains west from thc
northwest corner of thc Northwest quartef of
Section 22, Township 8, Range 3, thence north
20 chains, thence cast 30 chains, thence soutli
20 chains; thence west 30 'chains to point
of commencement, and containing sixty (Co)
acres more or less.
Dated  May 8,   1912.
may 18 July 13
Spence, Doherty & Co.
The Men's Exclusive
Are you on the look-out for up-to-date head-dress ?   To be sure
you want the best that money can buy at its face value!   Why
not come to us now with your hat troubles.   We can help you
out, because our stock is the most up-to-date in town.
Spence, Doherty & Co.
1216 Douglas St.
Opp. Merchants' Bank
Hatters and Furnishers "To Men who Care"
mch 9 h
June 9
What you want, the way you want it
Afternoon Tea, Dainty Luncheons,
Special Teas for parties by arrangement.    Do not forget—We always
keep on hand guaranteed
New Laid Eggs.
The TEA KETTLE   1119 douglas st.
MISS M. WOOLDRIDGE, Proprietress        Opposite the Victoria Theatre
THE Staggard Tread Tires
are the most economical you can
buy because the double thickness
and quality of the riding treads equal that
of any two ordinary tires.
Their chief value, however, lies in the protection they afford both passengers and car in checking
every tendency to slip or skid on any kind of wet or
slippery road or when making sharp emergency turns.
which tells why Republic "Staggard Tread" T:res
give more service at less expense and are safer than
any other kind.
Distributors for 6. G.
mch 16
sept 16
In straining your eyes you are abusing your
best friends. Correctly fitted glasses will
give you permanent relief and pleasureablc
use of your eyesight. Your glasses must be
correctly fitted, however.   Consult
Optometrist and Optician
645 Fort Street Telephone 2259
apl 20 S oct 26
J. W. A. Taylor
Automobiles for Hire
Phone 299        Day and Night
may 4 S june 4
Landscape Architect
& Engineer
Phone 5931 Fairfield Building
Vancouver, B. C.
Mir 4 s Auj. 4 14
Buy in Dewdney
Rich in Fruit and Timber Lands; the Place of Vast Water Power; the Bustling Railroad Centre;
Good Hotel Accommodation; the Great Future Factory Town; the Anglers' Starting Point;
the Big Game Hunters' Mecca; the Ideal Inland Summer Resort.
is one of the greatest factors in the ultimate success of COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT.
The Geographical Position of HOPE and the wonderful Natural Resources which back it up
are bound to MAKE HOPE.   Keep these two Important Facts in your mind:
I.—HOPE has all of those Natural Assets which are instrumental in the upbuilding of a large town.
2.—HOPE will have Cheap Transportation, as it is at the head of navigation on the Fraser River.
Three Transcontinental Railroads will run into HOPE, namely:—The Kettle Valley Line (C.P.R.), which will, no doubt, in the natural course of
events connect the Crow's Nest line, making a new Main Une. The Government has granted a subsidy of $10,000 a mile for 50 miles of this Line, starting
at HOPE. Contracts will soon be let. The V. V. & E. Railway (G. N. Ry.)—Work will be started at once on this Line. The C. N. Railway, which is
already graded into HOPE.   Trains will be running by lst of July from Port Mann to HOPE.
Prominent business men and Government Officials have shown their foresight by investing in HOPE. You can do the same—the price and terms on
our lots are easy—within reach of everyone. Make your dollars work for you. If you had bought lots in Winnipeg or Calgary a few years ago you would be
independent today.
OPPORTUNITY knocks hard at your door. As you read this Opportunity is yours to invest in HOPE—Use it. The secret of success lies in the
making up of your mind at once; when your judgment approves—then act—don't procrastinate. Before taking over the Agency to sell property in HOPE,
we inspected the property ourselves, and were very well pleased with what we saw.   We recommend HOPE as a good investment.
Lots from $200 up. Terms: 1-4 Cash,
Balance 6,12 & 18 months.
Size 50 x 125
The Dominion and Provincial Governments have subsidized the C. P. R.
to the amount of $450,000 to build a traffic'and railway bridge across the
Fraser at-HOPE, which will cost at least a millipn dollars.   A great part
of this money will be spent in HOPE
Bagshawe & Co.
Chief Agents    Victoria, b. c.
Head Office: Rooms 224-225 Pemberton Bldg.


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