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The Week
R British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria and Vaacoaver B. C.
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During the recent electoral
campaign   the   subject   of
Asiatic Exclusion was very
much to the fore and while
distinctly a non-party question, the electorate naturally divided itself into two
camps, those who did and those who did
not approve of the manner in which the
subject had been dealt with by the Government,  and now  that  the elections  are
over it is more than ever the duty of those
who are seized with the importance of the
subject to persevere in their efforts to secure a permanent solution of the difficulty.
That the Lemieux arrangement can be so
regarded   no   one  who   has   thoroughly
studied the subject believes and the voice
of the elect-prate in this Province is, even
by the Liberal press, admitted to express
their discontent.   Eemoved from the heat
of conflict the time has arrived for the
work of educative organizations and with
it the great opportunity of the Asiatic Exclusion League.    The experience of the
various branches of this League in the past
has not been" altogether satisfactory and
at this juncture a little plain speaking will
do no harm.   The most active branch in
British Columbia was that established at
Vancouver.    It had a stormy history and
undoubtedly precipitated the riots which
brought disrepute on the city and discredit
to the Exclusion cause.   It may be argued
that the result was to attract the attention
not only of Canada but of England and so
to insure that consideration of the question which it would not otherwise have re-
| ceived, and this is the only crumb of comfort which can be gathered;   but   there
were influences at work at that time which
no self respecting man could tolerate in his
j sober moments, and those influences speed-
| ily brought about the disintegration of the
League.   British subjects should never for-
. get that their freedom is due to their respect for the freedom of others, and that
British law is strong enough to protect
under all circumstances on British soil.
For this reason it is not necessary to resort to the inflamatory methods in vogue
elsewhere, and for this reason it is not tolerable that Canadian Institutions should
j be dominated by American control.   There
lis too much reason to believe that the organ-
[izers of the Vancouver League were not dis-
] interested, and that they were exploiting a
handful of Canadian working men at the
instance of American Trades Unions.   A
word of warning is.necessary on another
subject ancl that is the tendency for Socialism to assume control of the Exclusion
League.    This cropped up in the public
meeting at the City Hall on Thursday
night.   In response to the statement that
I Mr. Chamberlain had said that in the Brit-
Jish Isles there were six million people on
[the verge of starvation, and that under the
I Free Trade Fiscal system the bread-win-
Iners of these people had no security of
{tenure on their jobs,  a member of the
{League interjected the question: "What
Ihold have we got in British Columbia on
lour jobs under the Capitalistic system?"
■If the Socialists wish to make Asiatic Exclusion a sectional question this is just the
Iway to do it, but such a policy cannot
(possibly win out.    Socialism, or at any
Irate the kind of Socialism propagated on
|this Continent is distinctly on the wane, as
evidenced by its vastly diminished poll at
lthe last Presidential and Federal election.
)nly a very small section of the community believes that Capitalism is a bane.   All
admit that it has its abuses, and are eager
Ito remedy them, but that the principle is
Iwrong has yet to be demonstrated, and if
the Asiatic Exclusion League extorts this
shibboleth as a test of membership it will
have a short life and not a particularly
merry one. The question is a great deal
bigger than this; it involves broad issues;
it is not a sectional or even a Provincial
but a National and Imperial matter. Any
policy dealing with it, to be effective must
carry the assent of all classes, and the
sincere Exclusionist can render no truer
service to his party and to the cause which
he has at heart than to urge a campaign
of education, to stimulate discussion, to
collect and disseminate information bearing on the customs, occupations, ideals,
and policies of the Asiatic races in order
that not merely British Columbia but the
whole of Canada may be converted to the
view that these races can never assimilate
with our own, that it is an inherent impossibility, and that if through lack of enlightenment and determined legislative
action we once allow them to possess the
land the result will be disastrous. Eastern
Canada is not yet converted although the
complacency of its public men has received
a rude shock. The Imperial authorities
have only just begun to realize that there
is some justice in the attitude of the Exclusionist. This impression can be deepened by the employment of such means
as are well within the reach of every Exclusion League and those at the head of
the movement cannot do better than work
along these lines and at the same time see
to it that their Parliamentary representatives voice their wishes for the abrogation
of any treaty or treaties which has placed
the control of immigration in any hands
but our own.
Events are moving rapidly
in this new country and he
is a remarkable man who
can keep track of them. To
the non-expert the subject of transportation
presents many difficulties and appeals in a
more or less vague manner. The average
man knows that it is a good thing to have
railways and he is fairly impressed with
the idea that it is hardly possible to have
too many; consequently it is always easy
to get the electorate to vote for a party
with a good railway policy.    But, how
many people realize the ultimate issue of
any transportation scheme?    It will be
interesting to know whether Mr. 0. F.
Hays and the promoters of the G.T.P. had
any idea when their project was formed
bf carrying grain for shipment on the Pacific.    Tliere is nothing to indicate this,
and it is only during the last few weeks
that the matter has assumed proportions
in the public eye.   The few facts stated
by  Mr.   Hays  sufficiently  indicate  the
grounds of his expectation;  they may be
summarized as follows:   The Northwest
is filling up fast, the production of grain
is outstripping the means of transportation, the Hudson's Bay Eailway scheme
is assuming definite shape, the time has
come if it be possible to seek an outlet to
the West.   The possibilities of transportation in this direction are emphasized by
two impending conditions, the completion
of the G.T.P. to the coast with so easy a
grade that according to Mr. Hays he will
be able with the same power to haul two
thousand   tons   of  freight   through   the
Kockies where all existing railways can
only haul five hundred tons.   If this somewhat sanguine estimate is cut in half it
still leaves plenty of margin in favor of
the westerly route.    The second important condition is the providing of an all-
sea route by way of the Panama Canal, or
as an alternative the now established
Tehuantepec route. This will so greatly
shorten the distance to Europe as to become
a dominating factor in transportation. At
the moment interest is centred upon the
competition between the Hudson's Bay and
the G.T.P. route; the latter will probably
be in operation first, but the former will
not lag long and when it has passed the
experimental stage it is only a question of
the possible extent of its limitations.
Nature has determined these, and equally
has determined that the balance will.always be in favor of the Pacific Coast,
which is not handicapped by climatic conditions and which is even nearer than Hudson's Bay to the more Western portions
of the prairie wheat field.
The Week has been request-
The Endless e(} ty a well-known Clergy-
Prayer. man  of  the   city   to   call
attention the repetition of
a custom which has been generally condemned, aud which is as pernicious as it
is painful to those who are at all sensitive
to the sacredness of religious matters, the
custom is fo circulate at this time of the
year what is called "The Endless Prayer."
The prayer itself is harmless, and indeed
quite appropriate for private utterance, but
it is the conditions which both repel and
disgust. It reaches one written upon a
sheet of note paper, and after reciting the
prayer the following words occur: "This
prayer Avas sent to Bishop Lawrence to be
sent to nine other persons. He who will
for nine days commencing on the day received distribute to nine other persons,
send only one each day will on the ninth
day experience some great joy." The
Clergyman who sends the communication
to The Week makes the following request:
"Please do what you can to stop this blasphemous farce; I am constantly receiving
this prayer now some two or three years
past." All The Week can do is to give
publicity to the fact, and to request those
persons who receive the prayer not to comply with the request. No doubt amiable
weakness is largely accountable for its continued distribution, but if the persons who
give way to this feeling could be brought
to realize that they are lending aid to a
mockery and a farce, and strengthening, at
least in some minds, the grip of superstition they would undoubtedly refrain.
The business men of Vic-
Getting Busy, toria are moving in the direction of concerted action
for the purpose of advertising the city, for
in plain language that is what it means.
The Board of Trade had a large and enthusiastic meeting on Thursday when a
plan of campaign was outlined and will
no doubt be carried to a successful issue.
The Tourist Association, as everyone
hoped, has succeeded in convincing the
City Council that its work should not be
hampered for lack of funds and consequently provision has been made to deal
with its financial requirements until the
new Council comes into power. The way
is now clear for these two organizations to
get to work and no doubt one of their
objects will be to enlist the interest of
every member of the community. This is
essentially a case where many hands will
make light work. It is useless for committees to labour if they are not supported
by popular enthusiasm; every Victorian
should be an Agent for talking up his city,
not recklessly or extravagantly, but by the
judicious exploitation of what it has to
offer to the investor and the home-seeker.
Financial recovery is now in evidence and
next year should find Victoria in a better
position than ever before.
The Week is in receipt of
The Minister information from a reliable
Of Mines. source in Ottawa to the
effect that it has been finally
decided for the Portfolio of the Minister
of Mines to pass from Mr. Templeman. It
has not yet been decided who his successor
will be, but is considered probable that the
plum will fall to Mr. Conmee who represents the large Mining District of New
Ontario. In any event the Portfolio will
not be offered to Mr. Sloan or Mr. Ralph
Smith as the Government is not prepared
to take the risk of opening a B. C. Constituency. Mr. Templeman will, however,
be otherwise provided for. The Times will
now have no reason for continuing its
campaign in favour of Mr. Templeman
and will probably realize that even if his
defeat means the loss of a Portfolio to the
Province there were other principles at
stake which the Electorate considered of
greater importance. It is quite natural
that a section of the Liberal press should
have been prepared to urge Mr. Templeman's claims, but as a matter of fact, ,
there was no enthusiasm in his favour in
the East and Ottawa was unwilling to
accept him for the vacancy which will be
created by Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Whilst
Mr. Templeman has done fairly well in
his capacity of Minister of Mines there
has been nothing conspicuous in his service and nothing to attract attention outside the Province. Much has been made
of the fact that the Canadian Mining
Journal espoused his cause, but the recommendation of that paper should be taken
with a grain of salt since it has fallen into
the hands of those who have more than
once exploited it for political purposes and
at the last annual election of officers for
the Canadian Mining Institute it openly
antagonized the Institute, and endeavoured
to force a slate against the official recommendation with the result that it was
snowed under. If the Canadian Mining
Journal was in a position to speak for the-
industry no doubt its recommendation
would be entitled to considerable weight,
but under the circumstances it can only
be regarded as the voice of one crying in
the wilderness.
Victoria is doing very well,
A Word of several bona fide deals of
Warning. magnitude   have   recently
been put through. There
are numerous enquiries, especially for coal
and agricultural land. The timber market is also reviving, and everything points
to a prosperous year in 190!). There is,
however, the usual danger arising from
over anxiety and exaggeration and it is not
out of place to remind the public that just
as every swallow does not make a summer
neither does every sandstone formation
yield coal. There are a number of locations ou Vancouver Island where coal
seams of workable thickness have been discovered and are yet unexploited as to their
extent and the general conditions of their
occurrence; there are other locations where
the existence of workable coal is probable.
There are competent Geologists available
who know the difference between Cretaceous and Carboniferous rocks, and who
will not fall into tlie error of mistaking
the one for the other. Perhaps newspaper
reporters, in spite of their Encyclopaedic
knowledge can hardly be expected to differentiate in scientific matters, but for that
reason they should be all the more careful
about using technical terras. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1908.
Sporting Comment.
The Victoria Rugby football team
defeated Woodward's Invincibles
from Vancouver at Oak Bay last Saturday afternoon by the score of 6—o
in the first game of the series for the
championship of B. C. The match
was very evenly contested and was a
fine spectators' game. Although the
locals won they did not have all the
best of it and several lessons can be
taken from some of the plays that
were executed by the visiting players. The match was in iny opinion
won by the timely kicking of Gillespie and Newcombe, combined with the
aggressiveness of the forwards. The
forwards were tireless and were in
the game all the time, but their efforts would have been attended with
greater success if they had given the
ball out of the scrum to the halves.
Besides this more ground would have
been gained if they had resorted to
dribbling in the open instead of trying
to pick the ball up. This was a fatal
mistake and several good openings for
timely rushes were spoiled by the
over-anxiousness of the forwards.
Pitts, who was playing half-back
with Newcombe was very weak and
it was mainly due to him that the
three-quarters were prevented from
getting into their stride. Time after
time he had opportunities to pass out
but he tried to go through the entire
visiting team.
This accounts for the poor showing
made by Vincent. It is conceded that
Vincent is very speedy and dangerous,
but on Saturday he was only given
two chances and on both of these he
made big gains. If he had been given
given the openings on Saturday it is
quite possible the score would have
been bigger. Gillespie and Meredith
were better treated and were more
conspicuous. The three-quarter line
is capable of showing to advantage at
any stage of the game if the halves
give them the openings, and after all
it is really the three-quarters who
have to do the scoring. Johnson at
full back takes too long to think and
through this he gave the visitors several openings, two of which would
have undoubtedly resulted in scores
had it not been for Gowen. Johnson
has the makings of a good player, but
he must act quicker and at the same
time endeavor to* gain more ground
on his kicks. Gowen at five-eights
appeared in a new position and on
his play his selection was fully justified. Playing in a position that was
strange to him, he made good, and
had it not been for him the visitors
would have scored on two separate
occasions. He played a fearless game
and was good both attacking and defending. The team is, with one or
two exceptions, strong, but constant
practice will do a whole lot towards
rounding off the rough places of the
team as was shown in the game. Now
that the first game has come to Victoria I hope the players will continue
in the good work and when the season is over the club* will be able to
write Champions of B. C. after their
name. There is one thing in regards
to the match that I must not overlook and that is charging fifty cents
to witness the game. I do not want
to be understood as objecting to the
price of admission, but the least that
could havc been done was to advertise
the fact that this admission would bc
charged. Personally, I know of two
or three who had to borrow before
they could get in and I also know
of others who resented the charge and
did not go in to see the game. It
would be a good idea for the management to at least let the public know
what it is going to cost to see thc
game in future.
While the liigby boys were beating the Terminal City players in this
city our Soccer players were getting
it handed to them in Vancouver. It
was a decided surprise to me to learn
of their defeat, as I considered the
. team that was sent up as stronger
than that which beat Vancouver in
this city. But after learning the conditions under which the game was
played no complaints can be made.
The result of the match was 2—1 and
according to the players it was so
foggy that it was impossible to discontinued on Page Seven)
Xmas Tables
Will Need These
Dessert Figs, in bottles  35c, 50c, $1.00
Stuffed Dates, per bottl.e   50c
Fancy Queen Olives, per bottle 35c, 50c and 75c
Olives stuffed with Anchovies, per bottle  50c
Olives stuffed with Peppers, per bottle   40c
Olives stuffed with Celery, per bottle   35c
Olives stuffed with Almonds, per bottle  65c
Mushrooms, stuffed, per tin  60c
Marrons (Roasted Chestnuts) in syrup, very delicious, per bot..75c
Chrystalized Cherries, per lb 75c
Chrystalized Angelica, per lb 75c
Maraschino Cherries  35c, 65c and $1.00
Rose Leaves in Syrup, per bottle  25c
Pistachio Nuts in Syrup, per bottle  25c
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What is the most awkward
time for a train to start?
12:50; as it is ten to one
you don't catch her.
Because it is the only restaurant in the city which
employs all white cooks and everything is the best
quality, dishes served up daintily, at reasonable price.
W. S. D. Smith, Proprietor.
645 YATES ST., Victoria, B.C.
Victoria Fuel Co.
PHONE 1377
You want the best Coal, the "Burn all" kind, absolutely free
from Slate, Stones and Klinkers.
We are Sole Agents for The South Wellington Coal Mines
Company (Ltd.).
THIS COAL is admitted by all to be the finest Domestic Coal
We give 5 per cent off for spot cash with the order.   Let us
know if you want it quick.
Write me for 1908
Cockburn's Art Gallery
Experience little or no difficulty
in finding a cigar or blend oi
smoking mixture that fits their
Our Manila or Havana
Cigars can't be beaten.
We carry a most complete line of smokers'
P^   Richardson
Cigar Store.
Phone 346
Key Fitting      Lock Repairing
Telephone 1718
Mechanical Repairs aad Saw
Up-to-date Machinery for Lawn
Mower Grinding and Tool
Sharpening. Tires put on Go-
Carts and Springs Replaced.
Prompt attention and work
Opp. Transfer Stables,
Xmas Gifts
for ladies frequently take the
form of Perfumes, "Sweets to
the sweet." See our splendid
variety—products of the world's
finest manufacturers—all the
popular odors—in elegant cut
glass bottles.
Prices $1.25 to $5.00.
Govt. St., Near Yates.
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PHONE 1933
665 Granville Street,      Vancouver, B. C.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 460.
This ls to certify that tho "Sprlng-
field Flre and Marine Insurance Company," ls authorised and llcehsed to carry on business within the Province of
British Columbia, and to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company ls
situate at the City of Springfield, ln
the State of Massachusetts.
The amount of capital of the Company is two million dollars, divided Into twenty thousand shares of one hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company ln
this Province is situate at Vancouver
and C. H. Macaulay, General Insurance
Agent, whose address is Vancouver
aforesaid, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
Office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this thirtieth day of October,
one thousand nine hundred and eight.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
For the purpose of making Insurance
against losses by flre and against man*
time losses,
Nov. 7.
In the mater of an application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
1, Block 14,  (Map 6S7A), Town of
Port Esslngton.
NOTICE ls  hereby given that lt  ls
my intention at the expiration of one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to Issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to above land Issued
to Edward Ebbs Charleson on the 28th
day   of   March,   1905,   and   numbered
Land  Registry Offlce,  Vlctiria,  B.C.,
the 18th day of August, 1908.
Timber and Land.
The   kind   that   show   what's
taken  up  and   what's  vacant.
Electric Blue Print & Map Co.
1218 Langley Street
Victoria. B. C.
Leave Tour Baggage Cheeks at the
Pacific Transfer Co'y
No. 4 PORT ST.
Pboae 249.      A. B, KENT, Proprietor
NOW is the Time
to order the Christmas Numbers.
Black and White now ready.
Illustrated London News
Ladies' Pictorial
Pear's Annual
Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic (Holly Leaves)
Westward Hot
Toronto Globe, etc. etc.
Pone 1759 655 Yates St
Y. M. C. A.
A home for young men away from
home. Comfortable Reading Room,
Library, Game Room, Billiards, Hot
and Cold Shower Baths, Gymnasium
and efficient instruction.
Manitoba Free Press on file for
Middle West visitors.
The New Grand
SULLIVAN • COMiaiHC,    Proprietor*.
M.n.c.m.nt of HOST. JAHIKMN.
Eccentriques Extraordinary.
"The Man With the Hats."
"Chattering Chums."
"The Dialectician."
"The English Johnnie."
"The Man that made all London
Sing His Songs."
THOS. J. PRICE, Song Illustrator
"Don't You Understand,  Honey."
"A Gilded Fool."
M. Nagel, Director.
Pine Groceries
623 Yates St.    -    VICTORIA, B.C
The Taylor Mill Co
All kinds of Building Material,
North Government St.. Victoria THE WEEK4 SATURDAY DECEMBER, 12, 1908
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■♦■ »*» ■*■ ■*■ Wvw*V1*fypiff'ifmr
X Social and        X
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Mr. J. H. S. Matson has returned
from a business trip to the Old
* *   *
Mrs. T. B. Hall arrived from England recently and is the guest of Mrs.
Crowe-Baker, Gorge Road.
* w   w
Mr. and Mrs, Nevill Townsend (nee
Cambie) of Vancouver are residing
in Captain Tatlow's residence on
Rockland avenue, during the latter's
absence in England.
* *   *
Mr. A. W. Harvey was a passenger
to Seattle on Monday last.
* *   *
Mr. Morton Mason has returned to
town from a survey trip.
w   *   #
Mrs. Pim Butchart has taken Mrs.
R. Dunsmuir's residence on the Esquimalt Road for two months.
* w   w
Mr. Harold Le Sueur was in town
for a coUple of days last week.
w   w   *
Mr. Pim Butchart left for the East
early in the week.
* *   *
Mrs. Roger Wilby spent a few days
at the StratliCQiia Hotel, Shawnigan
Lake, this week.
* *.   *
Mrs. Birch of Sidney was in town
for a few days this week.
* *   *
Mrs. Stuart Livingstone of Vancouver came over last Monday from
the Mainland and is staying with Mrs.
A. McCurdy, Esquimalt.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. Colbert, Oak Bay,
spent a few days in Vancouver, during the past week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Lamb, Somenos, wcre
among the numerous visitors in town
during the week.
* *   *
Mrs. John Piggott will receive on
the second Thursday of each month
instead of the second and third m>
* *   *
Mrs. H. Pooley rendered several
very attractive solos at the Arion club
concert on Tuesday last, at the Victoria Theatre. Mrs. Hermann Robertson also delighted the audience
with   some  celebrated  compositions.
Mrs. J. H. Todd, Leasones, St.
Charles street, has issued invitations
for a dance on the 30th of this month.
* *   *
Mrs. Roper of Cherry Creek is a
visitor in town and is a guest at the
* *   *
Mrs. Gilloid of Alberni is visiting
friends in Victoria.
* *   *
Mrs. Shallcross entertained a few
friends at Bridge last Monday at her
pretty residence on the Foul Bay Rd.
* *   *
Mr. F. Rhodes of Vancouver was a
visitor here last week.
The Royal Cily Gas Improvement Co.
Head Office: Blaikie Block, Columbia St., New Wesminster.
President—L. A. Lewis, Esq New Westminster
Vice-President—C. E. Deal, Esq. ,..." Vancouver
W. E. Vanstone, Esq., H. A. Eastman, Esq., j. A. Rennie, Esq.
Solicitors—Whiteside & Edmonds, New Westminster.
Bankers—Royal Bank of Canada.
Secretary—J. A. Rennie, Esq., New Westminster.
CAPITAL      -      -      $150,000
Divided into 1,500 shares of $100 each, of which 750 shares are
now offered for subscription at $100.
Terms of Payment—10 per cent, on application; 15 per cent on
allotment, and balance in instalments of 10 per cent, at intervals
of one month.
Agents for Victoria—Stewart Williams & Co., Auctioneers and
Agents, Victoria, from whom all particulars can be obtained.
Phone 1324.
BAXTER & JOHNSON 809 Qovernment Street
Victoria, B. C.
If it's for the Office—ask us.
* *   *
Mr. Livingstone of Duncans spent
last week in Victoria.
* *   *
Miss  Redfern  is  enjoying a  visit
with friends in Seattle.
* *   *
Captain and Mrs. Tucker, Cowichan
Bay, were guests at the Dallas during the week.
Mrs. Sclater of Pemberton Road,
entertained some of her friends at
Bridge on Friday of last week. Mrs.
James Raymur carried off the handsome prize. The tea table was very
elaborately arranged with a yellow
centre piece and the new shade of
yellow carnations.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Laing have issued invitations for the Xmas closing of the Collegiate School on the
17th December at The Laurels, Belcher street.
* *   *
Mr. E. P. Colley left by the
Charmer for Vancouver on Monday
last en route to England.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Herick McGregor,
Oak Bay, entertained a few friends
at the "Boomerang" on Tuesday evening. The table was most artistic
and dainty, being arranged in the centre with a large mirror in the middle
of which was a tall jardiniere of pale
pink carnations, white roses, asparagus fern and smilax, out of which
dainty electric - lights with pale pink
shades emerged at intervals on either
side of the centrepieces willows of
pale pink silk, outlined with smilax
was arranged, each corner having an
electric candle, with pale pink Empire shades. The name cards which
were very original had been prepared
and filled out by Mr. McGregor, in
the form of a surveyors' field notebook. The party composed of Mr.
and Mrs. McGregor, the latter in
black: Mr. and Mrs. Neville Town-
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Under New Management
Brewers of High Grade English Ale
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the decorations being undertaken by
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The Week
A Provincial Review and Hagulne, published every Saturday by
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W. BLAKBUORB..M»n»««r and Editor
The Devil.
On Wednesday night Henry W.
Savage's version of Frank Molnar's
great play, "The Devil," was presented at the Victoria Theatre. I had
heard much of this play and have
read more, including the animated
controversy which it has aroused on
two continents as well as the London
and New York criticism on its performance. I have no hesitation in
classing it with the great plays of the
last fifty years. In conception, in
construction, and in composition it
will bear comparison with almost any
modern play, whilst for intellectual
interest and dramatic intensity it is
surpassed by very few. In order to
appreciate the play it is necessary to
attain the correct viewpoint, and I
am convinced that many of its critics
have failed in this. For instance on
Wednesday night I heard several persons remark on the immoral tendency
of some of the utterances which fell
from the lips of the so-called "Devil"
whilst at the very moment it should
have been perfectly obvious that his
whole attitude was one of amused contempt, and his whole philosophy an
ironic diatribe on modern society.
. Anyone who took the devil seriously would naturally be shocked at his
aphorisms and at the philosophic phil-
ipics with which he embellished his
conversation; but anyone who started out with a clear conception of the
whole play as a satire on morals and
manners would take the devil's utterances at their face value and would
read their exquisite irony into the
lessons of the play. Those who measured it by this standard enjoyed an
intellectual treat, and withal were
furnished with entertainment as rare
as it was enjoyable. What could surpass in artistic satisfaction the artless
prattle of Mimi? a character perhaps
better sustained than any other in
the play, and which must have been
suggested by Kipling's "Red Haired
Impressionist i Girl," in The Light that
Failed. What could have been more
subtle, more polished, or more dramatic than the devil's handling of the
situation in which the latter figured
so prominently?. And, again in the
final denouement when Mahler and
Olga walked off to their fate? The
dramatic critic who did not realize
that he was face to face with a master-piece reflecting with the fidelity of
the greatest of all dramatists the passions and emotions of frail humanity
and illustrating the inevitable triumph
of desire over will power must have
been trained in a poor school. Thc
hostility which the play has provoked
elsewhere could only have arisen from
misconception as to its character and
intent. It contains no risque situations and in this respect compares
favourably with a dozen modern plays
that might be mentioned, of which
Sappho, the Gay Lord Quex, Magda,
Heddaggabler, and The Woman in
the Case, may be mentioned as illustrations. The attitude of the devil
instead of being as it is regarded by
many critics an endorsation of evil
doing is, rightly understood, an illumination of the foibles and follies of
weak characters. The philosophy of
Molnar reminded me constantly of
certain chapters in Marie Correlli's
"Sorrows of Satan" and indeed his
character of the devil is sketched on
precisely the same lines of that of
Prince Lucian. I think it muit be
admitted that the title of the play is
not well chosen, and indeed is misleading. I do not believe that the
author intended to pourtray a Mephistopheles in evening dress, still less a
bizarre personage with a pantomimic
make up and embryonic horns. 1
think he had in mind precisely the
same individual as Marie Correlli, a
polished, elegant gentleman, a man of
the world, and an idol of society with
nothing to differentiate him from
others of his class beyond a few
accentuated personal characteristics,
and a bored expression at the sins of
humanity. If this conception is correct, and it seems to me the only
rational one, the Savage production
erred by making the character too
melo-dramatic, and by developing it
on these lines to the verge of burlesque. A man who looked so different from other men could hardly
have proved as attractive and fascinating as in the play, and could hardly
have attained such ascendency over
the other characters. Of course in
all plays in which Satan is introduced
as a character there is more than a
reminiscence of the Mephistoplelcs of
Faust. No doubt this is a concession
to the stage traditions of the character, but it involves a sacrifice of
art, especially when managers and actors yield to the temptation. Apart
from this exaggeration the character
was admirably sustained on Wednesday night.   Voice, gesture, and acting
Grand Concert
Will be Given by the
in Institute Hall, View St., Monday, Dec, 14
Assisted by the following local Artists:
Soprano—Miss E. Sehl. Contralto—Miss M. Nyland.
Tenor—Mr. Llewelyn Williams. Bass—Mr. R. Morrison.
Instrumental Trio-
Mrs. H. Young,    Messrs. Benedict Bantly, B. Foot.
Piano, Mr. W. S. Warwicker.   Organ, Mr. A. L. Curtis.
Admission—Reserved Seats, 75 cents. Unreserved, 50 cents.
Concert at 8.15 p.m.   Doors open at 7.45 p.m.
MR. J. M. MORGAN, Conductor.
were thoroughly satisfactory, and
showed the actor to be a very capable
artist. I am afraid little praise can
be given to the representatives of any
of the other characters except that of
Mimi, in fact for so important a play
it was about the cheapest aggregation which could have been assembled.
It is a certainty that neither man nor
devil would ever have wanted to run
away with the leading lady, and Elsa
spoke and acted as if she had just
been transported from a ten-cent Seattle store. The other ladies of the
company were just a shade commoner. The actor who undertok the
role of the leading man, Mahler,
could never have been mistaken for
an artist even in Seattle; and the most
rigidly respectable audience would
forgive Olga for running away from
her husband if he was anything like
his representative. Seriously, Mr.
Savage has got hold of a splendid
play, but he will never make money
by running it with a cheap company.
It is like entrusting a Damascus blade
to a Choctaw Indian. The general
impression left on my mind is that I
want to see the play again with a
first class company.
Examiner to little girl—"Now let us
turn to history. What did the sons
of Clovis do?"
Child—"Please, sir, they all died,
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The first kick I have to register
this week is not on my own account,
but I have been requested by several
enthusiastic theatregoers to comment
on the scant courtesy shown to the
theatre by the Victoria Colonist.
There was general disappointment
at the fact that the Colonist did not
tliink it worth while to send a dramatic critic to see "The Devil," and
left the matter of comment in the
hands of some junior reporter whose
lack of experience and ignorance of
the drama and dramatic literature left
him stranded among the shallows and
unable to make any intelligent comment on a really fine play. Ten lines
is all the cub reporter thought it was
worth, and the tenth is as befogging
as the play evidently was to the reporter. What it means will for ever
remain a mystery to all but the initiated. It runs: "It's a dangerous
play if sophistry can lime." The reporter says that the cast was very
wooden. He has a great head—and
ought to know.
As the time for the municipal contest draws near candidates are gradually cropping up, as a newcomer myself I am decidedly in favour of an
infusion of new blood into our City
Council. I think representation is
due to th-: large element from the
prairies and the interior of the Province which has been added to our
population during the last three years.
These men  have  invested  consider
able money in the City; they have
acquired large holdings of real estate;
they are beginning to take an active
part in public affairs, and they furnish a much needed impetus to business enterprise. I think that on all
grounds it would be an advantage to
have some of them in the City Council. For these reasons I am pleased
to see Mr. John A. Turner coming
out. He is a man of great business
competency, who has had a very successful business career in the Kootenays. He was for some years Gold
Commissioner and Government Agent
at Nelson. He is above all an active
and energetic man, and is rapidly
forging ahead in Victoria. As one of
the largest property owners in Ward
Five, he has every qualification for a
seat on the Council, and as a fair representative of the newcomers I hope
to see him succeed.
I am pleased to notice that the
matter of excessive home work among
the scholars of the Central School
lias been brought under the notice of
the School Trustees and that without further delay Inspector Paul will
report on the matter. In the account
of the meeting at which this subject
cropped up I did not see any reference
to ventilation, but as I have been assured that Dr. Wasson has been instructed in the matter I have decided
to wait just one week longer before
dealing publicly with certain facts
whicli have come to my knowledge.
Meanwhile, if the teachers are well
advised they will open the windows.
I was greatly interested on Sunday
morning last when I heard the kettledrum and the bugle which heralded
the approach of the Cadet Corp from
the University and Collegiate Schools.
It was a fine sight, that of nearly a
hundred healthy boys ranging from
twelve to eighteen years of age, clad
in khaki uniform, marching to church
with military step and in military
time. Truly this is the day when
militarism is in the air, and the time
when the sword will be beaten into a
ploughshare seems to be further off
than ever. What with wars and
rumours of wars, with dark clouds
lowering over the Balkans, disquiet in
India, and brooding jealousy in the
Orient; to say nothing of extreme
susceptibility on the American shores
of the Pacific, he will be a bold man
who would declare that peace will be
long maintained. I hold that all military training should begin at school
where .it not only lays the foundation for discipline and self-control but
sows the seeds of patriotism. Lack
of discipline is, as I have often remarked, the most painful feature of
boy life on this Continent, and I do
not see anything so likely to remove
the reproach as military drill and
training in our schools.
Last Sunday afternoon I took a
walk through an old orchard in the
most respectable residential part' of
the city. It covered about an acre
and a quarter of land; the soil was
rich, alluvial, and black. I had it
tested in several places and it varied
from two to three feet in depth. The
orchard contained, by count, one
hundred fruit trees, chiefly apple and
pear. There is a residence on the
land, but it has not been occupied
for some months. One of the owners
of the property lives in the city;
these are the condition, now to my
story. All the trees are fruit-bearing
and had evidently borne a good crop
this season, but not an apple or a pear
had been picked; the whole crop,
comprising many tons, had been allowed to fall to the ground and rot.
There were hundreds of birds having a feast, when. I was. there.     I
picked up some of the best of the
fruit and examined it. It was well
grown and free from disease, and
without doubt had been fit for food.
Now will some one who understands
the fruit business oblige the readers
of The Week by explaining why in
the centre of a city of nearly 40,000
inhabitants the product of a whole
orchard of good fruit has been allowed to rot, whilst the people of Victoria have been buying apples and
pears which have borne a heavy
freight and customs duty. I have referred to this subject many times, but
have never been able to elicit a definite reply. Now that I have given
a concrete instance I hope I shall be
more successful.
One of the officials of the local W.
C. T. U. was riding in a Fort Street
car last Thursday when she noticed
something familiar in the face of a
stranger who sat opposite to her.
"Pardon me!" she said. "If I am
not mistaken, you are one of the poor,
underpaid working girls whom our
Emancipation Society tried to benefit,
or, at least, you were a year ago."
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Chief Commissioner of
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Lands end Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 9th December, 1908.
Dee. 12
In the matter of an Application for a
Duplicate Certlflcate of Tltlle to
Part (146 acres) of Section 3, Otter
NOTICE is hereby given that tt Is
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to Joseph Plaement on the 16th day of
July, 1890, and numbered 10298a.
Land  Registry Offlce,  Victoria, B.C.,
the lst day of December, 1908.
Reglstra-Oeneral of Titles. THE WEEK,  SATURDAY, DECEMHER ii, 1918.
The London Bioscope.
Clifford Denham is scoring a series
of remarkable successes vvith his London Bioscope entertainments at the
Victoria Theatre. The picture show
was a new departure at this leading
house and the management showed
considerable courage, and as it has
turned out sound judgment, in eliminating a number of cheap shows to
make way for the Bioscope; the result has fully justified the experiment.
Since the first week, when the audiences were mgrg or less in a critical
mood, success   has   never   been   in
doubt, and full houses have greeted
nearly    every    performance.      This
chievement has been brought about
by competency and care.   The films
are new and have been selected by
one who thoroughly understood the
business.   The subjects are entertaining, and most of them amusing, and
with the accessories of a suitable explanation a series of illustrated songs
and  Mrs.  Denham's  excellent  piano
accompaniment an entertainment has
been provided which could hardly be
duplicated   anywhere   at   the   price.
Next week there is only one dramatic
item although it is a crackerjack.    1
refer to the Land of Nod which comes
Monday night; after that the Bioscope
will have tiie theatre all to itself for
five successive nights and the matinee.
Whilst writing I should call attention
to the first of a series of sacred concerts for which Manager Denham has
arranged-   It will take place on Sunday afternoon next.   The City Band,
under the   direction   of Bandmaster
Rogers,  will be  responsible for thc
instrumental music.    This also is a
new departure and one which will undoubtedly be appreciated.
The Arion Club.
On Tuesday    evening   the    Arion
Club held its  first concert for the
season in the Victoria Theatre. There
was a full house, and a first class programme.    The choruses  were  excellently  rendered,  and the   enjoyment
of the audience was not a little enhanced  by  the   splendid  playing  of
Mrs. Herman Robertson and the fine
singing of Mrs. R. H. Pooley.   These
two ladies are thorough artists, and
must have been  trained in a good
school, for there is a style and finish
about  all  they  do  which  contrasts
niarkedly with the performances of
other artists who have been heard at
the Arion Club concerts.   The Club
has   made   a   good   start   for   its
eighteenth season and bids fair to retain the popularity which it has so
well earned.
The Land of Nod.
There are indications of a very large
advance sale for the big extravaganza,
"The Land of Nod," when the box office opens. Numerous requests that
seats be laid aside have been received
during the past few days, which is always taken as a sign of unusual public
interest. There is no doubt that the
fame of this extraordinary production
has preceded it, which is generally the
case when something out of the ordinary comes along. Regular theatregoers, particularly, apparently keep
themselves well informed concerning
the merits of current shows, a fact
invariably manifested on the opening
of an advance sale. When "The Land
of Nod" was first announced it was
evident that many people knew all
about it, because inquiries began to
reach Manager Denham concerning
the personnel of the company which
was booked. This appears to have
been the only point to be ascertained.
All inquirers evidently knew all about
the piece itself, and only desired information as to which company was
to appear. It inay be stated positively now, that we are to havc t'he number one company of seventy-five people, with the same production in every
feature which was gotten up specially
for the recent New York Theatre run
of the piece. This insures a performance of the famous extravaganza
which will be thoroughly enjoyable.
No greater success has been chron-
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Herbert Kent, Mgr.
For Alderman
I beg to inform you that I am an
Aldermanic Candidate for Ward 5. I
have large property interests in the
ward. I believe in making Victoria a
progressive and an up-to-date city, and
I am convinced that there is room for
improvement in the management of our
civic affairs.   My policy will be:
First—Good roads.
Second—An ample water supply, even
if it does cost $2,000,000, for in my
opinion Victoria cannot be made beautiful without an unlimited supply of
Third—A two years term for Aldermen, one half to retire each year by rotation.
Fourth—The abolition of the ward
Fifth—Good roads.
I am not allied with any clique, party
or faction, but will if elected do my
best for the general good of the city.
Tours truly,
A Grand Ball
Will be given in the
THURSDAY    EVENING,    JAB. 7, 1908.
by the Woman's Auxiliary Society of
the Provincial Royal Jubilee Hospital,
in aid of the funds of the society. The
patronage of the public is very earnestly solicited for this event.
His Honor the Lieutenant Governor,
Mrs. Dunsmuir, His Worship the Mayor
and Mrs. Lewis Hall, the Premier and
Mrs. McBride, Col. Holmes, D.C.O. and
officers R. C. G. A., Capt. Parry, R. N.
and Mrs. Parry and officers of H. M.
Navy, Lieut. Col. Hall and Mrs. Hall
and officers of the Fifth Regiment.
Tickets $3.00.   Dancing at 9 p.m.
and there is perfect justification for
the interest which is being displayed
here. It is anticipated that the advance sale will be a record breaker.
James M. Morgan,
Mr. James M. Morgan, the talented
musician who will conduct the male
voice choir Thursday evening commenced conducting choirs at the early
age of sixteen, and while still a boy
was a member of the celebrated
Welsh Conductors' Club, and the
South Wales Choral Union, conducted by the renowned "Caradoc." He
has always taken an active interest
in music, and is known all over Wales
for his triumphs in his favorite pursuit. At this time too he developed
into a bass singer and was constantly
in demand throughout the southern
part of Wales as bass soloist, taking
a leading part in the performance of
such standard works as Handel's
"Messiah," and Mendelsohn's "Elijah."
Later he- studied voice production
for two and a half years with Professor Lawrence, the noted musician
of Merthyn Lydfil, the favorite pupil
of the great "Moscheles."
Mr, Morgan's Resolven Male Voice
Choir is regarded as the best small
chorus in Wales, and is known by
music lovers the world over. It won
many hundreds of pounds in competition, winning the national prize three
years ago at Mountain Ash,
Illness forced Mr. Morgan to give
up work for a while, but since coming to the coast his health has improved greatly. He has his headquarters in Victoria where he is engaged in business, spending his leisure
hours at his beloved music. He carries valuable trophies of his competi-
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Male Voice Choir Concert.
The local musical world is on the
qui vive for the big musical treat,
which is to take place tonight in the
Institute Hall, View street, when the
Victoria Male Voice Choir, under the
leadership of Mr. J. M. Morgan, will
give the first concert of their second
season. The concert is one that will
appeal equally as much to the layman
as to the educated musician. Of
course the principle feature is the
Male Voice choruses, and who is there
that does not like to hear a rollicking good chorus? the kind that will
be heard tonight.
The New Grand.
The entertainment at the New
Grand this week has drawn good
houses and lias deserved it. To me
the most amusing turn was that of
Herbert Cyril, the English Johnnie,
whose songs made a great hit. Gus
Bruno, who calls himself a dialectician, illustrates the language and manners of different countries in a very
intelligent and acceptable manner.
Blockson & Burns, who are the top
liners, give a very eccentric turn
which is diverting if not particularly
edifying. John Buch is clever with
the hats, and James and Lucia Cooper
have an amusing little show of their
own entitled Chattering Chums. Thos.
J. Price is there as usual with his
illustrated songs and the moving pictures maintain the high standard long
.ago set at this popular house.
lars, divided into thirty thousand shares
of ten dollars each.
The head oflice of the Company In this
Province is situate at Victoria, and
Edward Ernest Wootton, Barrister-at-
law, whose address is Victoria aforesaid
is the attorney for the Company.
'Given under my hand and seal of
offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this second day of December,
one thousand nine hundred and eight.
Beglstrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
To make insurances on dwelling houses,
stores, and all kinds of buildings, and
household furniture and other property,
against loss or damage by flre, lightning, wind storms or tornadoes, and
upon vessels, boats, cargoes, goods,
merchandise, freights and other property, against loss or damage by all or
any of the risks of lake, river, canal
and Inland navigation and transportation, and to effect re-insurance of any
risks taken by it.
Dec. 12
(Continued from Page Two)
tinguish a player across the field. The
goal posts could not be seen from
half way and the referee had to be
on the ball all the time to see the
play. The Victoria boys scored in the
first five minutes of play, when Todd
carried the ball down the wing and
made a nice centre to Sedger, but
the goal was not allowed, off-side being given. Again in the last few
minutes of play the same tactics were
repeated, only it was Buxton who
scored; this again was not allowed.
The funny part of the whole business
is that the captain of the Victoria
team did not know that these goals
had been scored until after the game
as it was impossible for him to see
the play from his position. The
grounds were also in poor condition.
About four inches of frost with a
nice skim on top from a thaw. In
fact, with the fcg and grounds the
conditions were such that the referee
should have exercised his rights and
cancelled the game.
Vancouver added another victory to
their list on Sunday at Seattle when
the Sound team was defeated by the
score of 5—2. As the league now
stands Vancouver is at the top with
Nanaimo close behind and Victoria,
Ladysmith and Seattle fighting it out
for last place. The locals still have
a fighting chance, as with three more
games to play it is possible for them
to still win the premier place.
Basket ball is now all the go and
before the season is over the lovers
of this game will certainly witness
some hot matches. The local league
will keep the players very busy, but
along with this the Y.M.C.A. exponents will have to find time to play
their rivals from the other nearby
cities who are in the league. The
games are being played in the Assembly Rooms and I hope the clubs
will receive a good patronage.
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P.O. Box 2a8, Victoria, B.C.
modified as aforesaid the promoters of
any Private Bill which is presented after the time hereinbefore limited, or for
which the Petition has been received
after the time herinbefore limited, shall
In either case pay double the fees required as herein mentiond, unless the
House shall order to the contrary. Any
person seeking to obtain any Private
Bill shall deposit with the Clerk of the
House, eight days before the opening of
the Session, a printed copy of such BUI,
a copy of the Petition to be presented
to the House, together with the notices
published. At the time of depositing
the Bill, the applicant shall also pay
to the Clerk of the House a siim of
three hundred dollars. If a copy of the
Bill, Petition and notices shall not have
been so deposited in the hands of the
Clerk of the House at least eight days
before the opening of the Session, and
if the Petition has not been presented
within the first ten days of the Session,
the amount to be paid to the Clerk shall
be six hundred dollars. If the Bill shall
not pass second reading one-half of the
fees paid shall be returned.
60. Before any Petition, praying for
leave to bring in a Prlvp.te Bill for the
erection of a Toll Bridge, Is received
by the House, the person or persons
intending to petition for such Bill shall,
upon giving the notice prescribed by
rule 59, also at the same time and ln
the same manner, give notice of the
rates which they intend to ask, the
extent of the privilege, the height of
the arches, the interval between the
abutments or piers for the passage of
rafts and vessels, and mentioning also
whether they intend to erect a drawbridge or not, and the: dimensions of the
61. All Private Bills for Acts of Incorporation shall be so framed as to
incorporate by reference the clauses of
the General Acts relating to the details
to be provided for by such Bills:—Special grounds shall be established for any
' proposed departure from this principle,
or for the introduction of other provisions as to such details, and a note
shall be appended to the Bill indicating
the provisions thereof in which the General Act ls proposed to be departed
from. Bills which are not framed in
accordance with this Rule shall be recast by the promoters and re-printed
at their expense before any Committee
passes upon the clauses.
65. All Private Bills shall be prepared by the parties applying for the
same, and printed in Small Pica type,
twenty-six ems by fifty ems, on good
paper, In imperial octavo form, each
page when folded measuring 10% Inches
by 7% Inches. There shall be a marginal number every fifth line of each
page; the numbering of the lines is
not to run on through the Bill, but the
lines of each page are to be numbered
separately. Two hundred copies of each
BUI shall be deposited with the Clerk
of the House Immediately before the
first reading. If amendments are made
to any Bill during its progress before
the Committee on Private Bills, or
through the House, such Bill shall be
reprinted by the promoters thereof.
By new Rule 65a, passed on the 2nd
April, 1901, (see Journals, 1901, page
581. a model form of Railway Bill ls
By 65b all Bills to incorporate or
amend Bills incorporating railway companies are to be drawn ln accordance
wi*h  the Model Bill.
The provisions contained ln any Bill
which are not in accord with the Model
Bill shall be inserted between brackets.
Any exceptional provisions that lt
may be proposed to insert in any such
Bill shall be clearly specified ln the
notice of application for the same.
Dated 5th November. 1901.*
Dec. 12       Clerk, Legislative Assembly.
Excerpt from Rules and Orders Relating
to Private Bills.
The Christmas Rose.
They've brought you from your garden
Pale from the snowflakes kiss;
But, ah, your bonnie heart Is red
As summer's heart, I wis!
It holds the breath of June, the breeze
The golden glow, and hark
The drowsy humming of the bees,
The carol of a lark!
—Jean Blewett, in the Christmas
Canadian Magazine.
"Companies Act, 1897.'
Province of British Columbia.
No. 461.
"Westchester Flre Insurance Company"
ls authorized and licensed to carry on
business within the Province of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company
to which the legislative authority of the
Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company ls
situate at the City of New York, State
of New York, U.S.A.
The amount of the capital of the
Company ls three hundred thousand dol-
Rule 69.
All applications for Private Bills, properly the subject of legislation by the
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, within the purvle wof the "British North America Act, 1867," whether
for the erection of a Bridge, the making of a Railway, Tramway, Turnpike
Road, or Telegraph or Telephone Line;
the construction or improvement of a
Harbour, Canal, Lock, Dam, Slide, or
other like work; the granting of a right
of Ferry; the Incorporation of any particular trade or calling, or of any Joint
Stock Company; or otherwise for granting to any individual or individuals any
exclusive or peculiar rights or privileges whatever, or for doing any matter or thing which in its operation
would affect the rights or property of
I other parties, or relate to any partlcu-
I lar class of tlie community, or for mak-
! ing any amendment of a like nature to
I any former Act,—shall require a Notice, clearly and distinctly specifying
I the nature and object of the application and, where the application refers
to any proposed work, indicating generally the location of the work, and signed
by or on behalf of the applicants, such
notice to be published as follows:—
In the British Columbia Gazette, and
In one newspaper published in the District affected therein, then In a newspaper In the next nearest District ln
which  a newspaper is published.
Such notice shall be continued In each
case for a period of at least six weeks,
during the Interval of time between the
close of the next preceding Session and
the consideration of the Petition, and
copies of such notice shall be sent by
the parties Inserting such notice to the
Clerk of the House, to be filed amongst
the records of the Committee on Standing Orders.
57. No Petition for any Private Bill
shall be received by the House after the
first ten days of each Session, nor may
any Private BUI be presented to the
House after the first three weeks of
each Session, nor may any Report of
any Standing or Select Committee upon
a Private Bill be received after the first
four weeks of each Session, and no
Motion for the suspension or modification of this Rule shall be entertained
by the House until the same has been
reported on by the Committee on Standing Orders, or after reference made
thereof at a previous sitting of the
House to the Standing Committee charged with consideration of Private Bills,
who shall report thereon to the House.
And If this Rule shall be suspended or
Roads, Streets and Sidewalks at Prince
Prince Rupert.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tenders for the construction of plank
streets and walks at Prince Rupert,
B.C.," will be received by the Hon. Chiel
Commissioner of Lands and Works up
to and including Wednesday, the 9th
day of December, 1908, for constructing
236,000 square feet of plank roadway
and 112,000 square feet of plank walks,
at Prince Rupert, B.C., including the
necessary grading and close cutting.
Plans, specifications, and forms ot
contract and tender can be seen by
intending tenderers, on and after the
21st day of November, 1908, at the offlce
of the undersigned, Lands and Works
Department, Victoria, B.C.; at the office of the Government Agent, Prince
Rupert, B.C.; at the oflice of Mr. James
H. Bacon, Harbour Engineer, Prince
Rupert, B.C.; at the offlce of the Government Agent, New Westminster, B.C.;
and at the offlce of Mr. R. J. Skinner,
Provincial Timber Inspector, Vancouver, B.C.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate of
deposit on a chartered bank of anada,
made payable to the order of the Chief
Commissioner, in the sum of fifteen
hundred ($1,500) dollars, which shall be
forfeited If the party tendering decline,
or neglect, to enter Into contract and
satisfactory bond when called upon to
do so.
An accepted bank cheque, or guarantee bond, In the sum of fifteen thousand
($15,000) dollars, as security for the
faithful performance and completion of
the work will be required.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, accompanied by the above mentioned cheque, and enclosed ln the envelope furnished.
The Chief Commissioner is not bound
to accept the lowest or any tender.
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 17th November, 1908.
Nov. 21.
No. 465.
"Companiea Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that "The London and Lancashire Guarantee and Accident Company of Canada" is authorised and licensed to carry on business
within the Province of British Columbia,
and to carry out or effect all or any
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company ls situate at the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario.
The amount of the capital of the Company is five hundred thousand dollars,
divided into five thousand shares of one
hundred dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company ln this
Province ls situate at Vancouver, and
Johnson & Richardson, Insurance agents,
whose address is 314 Hastings Street
West, Vancouver, B.C., ls the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this ISth day of September,
one thousand nine hundred and eight.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOT'l'ON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
(10.) The Company may make ana
effect contracts of insurance against any
accident or casualty, of whatever nature
or from whatever cause arising, to Individuals, whereby the insured suffers
loss or injury, or ls disabled, including
sickness not ending in death, or, in case
of death from any accident or casualty,
not including sickness, securing to the
representative of the person assured
the payment of a certain sum of money
upon such terms and conditions as are
agreed upon; and in like manner may
also make and effect contracts of Indemnity with any person against claims
and demands of the workmen and employees of such person, or of the legal
representatives of such workmen and
employees, with respect to accidents or
casualties, of whatever nature or from
whatever cause arising, whereby the insured suffers pecuniary loss or damage,
or incurs costs and expenses; and may
generally carry on the business of accident and sickness insurance as defined
by the Insurance Act, and for the time
being in force:
(11.) The Company may make and effect contracts of Insurance:
(a.) To protect principals, employer!,
and other persons from and against injury, damage, or loss by reason of fraud,
theft, embezzlement, defalcation, robbery, or other misconduct or negligence,
or acts of omissions or other breacnes
of duty or of contract by persons in
their employ, or acting on their behalf,
or dealing with or having the custody
or control of their property, or occupy*
ing or about to occupy a fiduciary or
administrative position of trust or confidence:
(b.) To guarantee the due performance and discharge by Court and Government officials, employees and agents,
receivers, official and other liquidators,
special managers, committees, guardians,
executors, administrators, trustees, attorneys, brokers, and agents of their respective duties and obligations.
(c.) To guarantee persons filling, or
about to fill, situations of trust or confidence against liabilities in connection
therewith, and in particular against
liabilities resulting from misconduct of
any co-trustee, co-agent, sub-agent, or
other person:
(12.) The Company may carry on
generally the business of guarantee insurance, as defined by "The Insurance
Act" for the time being in force:
(13.) The Company may acquire and
hold any real property required in part
or wholly for its use and accommodation, and may dispose thereof when
necessary; but the annual value of such
property held in any Province of Canada shall not exceed three thousand
dollars; except in the Province of Ontario, where it shall not exceed ten
thousand dollars:
(14.) The Company may also cause
itself to be insured against any risk undertaken in the course of its business.
(2.) The Company may also undertake
the re-insurance of the risks of other
Nov. 21
No. 367
"Companies Act, 1897."
In the matter of an Application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
26  of  part of  Sections  19 and 68
(Map 290)  Victoria City.
NOTICE  is  hereby  given  that lt  ls
my intention  at the expiration of one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to Issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to above land issued to
Robert Henry Brown on the 12th day
of January, 1892, and numbered 13304a.
Land  Registry  Offlce,  Victoria,  B.C.,
the 10th day of November, 1908.
Sidney Child, Solicitor for Applicant.
Nov. 14.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that the "Hidden Creek Copper Company" has this
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial ompany under the "Companies' Act,
1897," to carry out or effect all or any
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends, except the construction and working of
The head offlce of the ompany ls situate at the City of Seattle, King County, Washington.
The amount of the capital of tho
Company is two million dollars, divided
into four hundred thousand shares of
flve dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company In
this Province is situate at the City of
Victoria, and Henry Graham Lawson,
barrister-at-law, whose address ls Victoria, B.C., Is the attorney for the Company. Not empowered to Issue and
transfer stock.
The time of the existence of the Company Is fifty years, from March lst,
A.D.  1908.
The company is limited.
Given under my hand and seal of
offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this eleventh day of November, one thousand nine hundred and
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this company
is established and registered are:
For mining, milling, mechanical, mercantile, wharfing and docking, Improvement and building purposes, and especially for the transaction of the business of mining and extracting ores and
minerals, and the reduction of the same,
and the development of mineral producing properties, and to engage In every
species of trade or business incident to
the mining, extraction, reduction, smelting and refining of ores and minerals,
including the purchase and sale thereof, with full power to do any act or
thing necessary, incident to or demand
advisable in connection therewith.
To purchase, acquire, hold, tease, bond, *
mortgage,   encumber,   sell   ana   convey I
mines and mining claims, mining property and mining rights and privileges
of eyery kind and from any source ofI
title whatever, and also to locate, ap-1
proprlate, claim and acquire by patent
or otherwise, mining claims and mining I
rights and privileges, including mill
sites and water rights, from the Unitea
States Governmept, and from any otner
political authority, in the manner provided by law.
To purchase or otherwise acquire, own,
hold, lease, mortgage, sell and convey
real property and any interest therein,
and to develop and Improve the same
for its own use, or for Bale to others,
and to deal in real estate for profit.
To purchase or otherwise acquire, ana
to own, lease, sell and convey timber
lands and limits, and to acquire, build,
operate, lease and sell saw mills, logging railroads and other means or facilities for lumber transportation, and to
engage in the logging and lumber business, and to do any act or thing thereto
incidental, or deemed necessary or advisable to accomplish or promote the
To charter, hire, build, purchase, or
otherwise acquire, lease, maintain, operate, sell and dispose of steamboats,
barges, tugs, ships and other vessels,
and to employ same in the conveyance
of passengers, mails and merchandise of
all kinds; and to engage ln the transportation business as a common carrier;
and to acquire, build, maintain, improve,
manage, operate, sell and otherwise deal
in wharves, piers, docks and landings.
To purchase, hold, lease, encumber,
pledge, mortgage, sell and transfer personal property and choses lu action of
every kind and description.
To negotiate, purchase or otherwise
acquire, discount, sell, endorse and deal
in mortgages, stocks, bonds, debentures,
promissory notes, warrants, and other
securities, bills of exchange, and other
evidences of Indebtedness.
To acquire, purchase, plat, .ease, sell,
encumber, convey, or otherwise dispose
of townsites or towns and lots, blocks
and subdivisions thereof, including the
right to enter townsites on public lands,
and to obtain title thereto according'to
To acquire, construct, equip, lease and
operate trams, tramways, waggon roads,
highways and private thoroughfares, and
any other device or equipment for the
handling of ores or minerals, and of
supplies used in connection with mining
or the reduction of minerals.
To acquire, build, equip and operate
railway terminals, spurs, switches, side
tracks and other appurtenances, and to
operate engines, cars and other equipment thereon by any kind of motive
power and to charge and collect compensation therefor. „
To construct and operate canals,
flumes and ditches, and to conduct the
business of furnishing a water supply
for domestic, manufacturing and other
purposes, and to collect and enforce
tolls, rentals and other charges therefor.
To acquire, construct, equip and operate power plants, and plants to manufacture and develop electricity for light
and power and other useful purposes,
and to sell and supply the same to other
persons and corporations, and to charge
and collect tolls and rentals therefor,
and to apply for, purchase, or otherwise
acquire and own water records, and to
acquire and operate the business of a
power company.
To accept and acquire franchises, and
to own, operate, utilize, sell and dispose of the same.
To exercise the right of eminent domain for any corporate purpose.
To buy, sell, barter, exchange and deal
in all kinds of goods, wares and merchandise, both at wholesale and retail.
To buy and sell ores and gold dust
and minerals in any form, and to deal
in the same as merchandise or for profit.
To subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, pledge, sell, dispose of, and deal in the bonds and stooka
of this or other corporations, with full
power to vote such stock at corporate
meetings, either by Its officers or by
proxy, and to exercise every act and
power of ownership, therein by law permitted.
To receive consignments and to sell
goods on what is known as a brokerage
or commission basis.
To do business on commission, and to
act as agent or attorney for other persons or corporations ln any business
which this corporation might transact
for Itself.
To acquire, construct and operate telephone and telegraph lines, and to receive and collect tolls, charges and rentals therefor.
To acquire by application, entry, purchase or otherwise, and to own, lease,
operate, sell and convey patents and
patent rights, copyrights, trade marks,
and licenses for any and all kinds of
inventions, devices and Improvements.
To borrow money, and to give security
therefor upon the property of the corporation by mortgage, pledge or otherwise, and to issue bonds, debentures,
promissory notes, or other evidences of
Indebtedness, and to negotiate, endorse,
discount, transfer and deal ln the same.
To loan money to other persons or
corporations, either as principal, agent
or broker and to negotiate loans and to
collect compensation therefor, and to receive and enforce security for the payment of the same by mortgage, pledge
or otherwise.
To do any act or thing in any manner connected with or deemed advisable
In the conduct of any business herein
recited or that may be necessary or advisable to accomplish or promote the
This corporation ls also formed to
transact business, and may execute any
and all of the powers herein mentioned,
outside of the State of Washington, ana
particularly in the Province of British
Columbia and elsewhere In the Dominion
of Canada, and wherever Its interests or
business operations may require or render it advisable.
Nov. 21.
TAKE NOTICE that Samuel George
Marling, of Victoria, real estate agent,
Intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described land for quarrying purposes:—Commencing at a post
planted on Lorimer Creek, about one-
quarter mile from the Gordon River;
thence west 40 chains; thence north 160
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
south 160 cliains to point of commencement.
Nov. 7 Alfred Deacon, Agent.
Swedish  Massage
is excellent in all cases of muscular
Swedish Masseur.
Room a, Vernon Blk., Douglas St.
Phone 1629.   Tours, 1—6 p.m. THE WEEK, SATURDAY DECEMBER 12, 1908,
Challonep & Mitchell
25c to $2.00.
We have this year, as in the past, arranged a number of trays containing a
collection of inexpensive articles suitable
for Xmas. The first tray contains articles
at 25c and 35c, the second at 50c and so
on, 75c, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75 and $2.00.
Our stock will supply the needs of the
most modest purse.
Single Cups and Saucers, Plaques, and
Tea Sets in Imperial Crown, Doulton and
Austrian China, magnificent hand-painted
Dresden China.
Genuine Old Satsuma Ware, Vases and
Bric-a-Brac in great variety.
We make the price one of the chief attractions of all our gods.
One, two or three pipes in
nice case   $2.50 to $28.50
Sterling Cigar Cases  $12.75
Sterling Cigarette Cases. ...$4.50to$12.00
Sterling Match Boxes  $1.50 to $ 6.00
Cigar Cutters  $1.25 to $ 3.75
Cigar Holders  $1.25 to $ 3.00
Cigarette Holders, 50c, in casesof six. .$1.50
Sterling Tobacco Boxes.....$6.50to$12.00
Leather Tobacco Pouches.... $1.00 to $ 2.00
Someone you know would he delighted
to receive a good UMBRELLA at Xmas.
We have a large selection of UMBRELLAS with good covers and handsome
handles, of Gold, Silver, Gun Metal, Bnck
Horn, Ivory, Boxwood, etc.
Come in and see these goods.
The important part of a pair of OPERA
GLASSES is the LENS. The best European Lens makers have contributed to our
stock. A pair of onr glasses will aid won-
werfully to the pleasure of an evening at
the theatre.
As acceptable gifts we have them in
Oriental, Plain and Smoked Pearl, with
beautifully finished gild fittings.
Some have telescope handles which are
very convenient to hold.
We have a full line of rings for ladies,
set with varieties of stones from $5.00
to $20.00.,
These goods are particularly well suited
for Christmas Gifts. Stones are well set
and rings nicely finished and polished.
To-day, the well dressed man has about
as great a variety of Scarf Pins as of
ties. He cannot have too many. We carry
a large stock of well selected pins set with
all the various stones.
Call and see if we cannot supply you with
a pin which will meet some Xmas requirement.
Our stock is large and well chosen. If a
cane would fill the hill for Husband, Father,
Brother or Friend, you will be sure to find
one in our store which will please.
All goods going from our store bear our
Can you conceive of anything in toilet
ware that you would appreciate more than
a set in Rare and Beautiful Ivory? The
goods that we are showing are of perfect
color and texture. We think no other class
of Toilet ware can equal them in Beauty
and Refined Taste.
We have imported them direct, so you
are assured of fair prices and correct
Cut Glass BERRY BOWLS are always in
demand for the Christmas Gift. We have
very handsome bowls varying in price from
$5.00 to $20.00. Our Exclusive Pattern '
Bowl is a particularly attractive piece.
These goods bear our trade mark which
ensures quality. All packages sent out in
box or parcel bearing our name.. Prices
always right.
Many handsome TEA SETS, HOT
CANDLE STICKS are now being made in
these metals.
The prices as usual are the lowest.
'     BON BON DISH, $2.00.
Ihis neat Cut Glass 5-inch BON BON is
exceptional value at $2.00.
Same size and cut, but with handle,
sells for $2.25.
Other BON BONS range in price as high
as $5.75.
For substantial weight and character in
design nothing surpasses our magnificent
Hall Marked Sterling Silver TEA SETS
and TRAYS.
In the smaller pieces also, we have a
large selection—Salt and Pepper Sets,
Vases, Butter Dishes, Sugar and Cream
Sets, etc.
We import these direct and so can give
the very lowest price.
The largest selection in the city
Courteous treatment by efficient salesmen.
Prompt attention.
An adequate delivery service.
The most up-to-date goods.
The lowest prices.
Sincere appreciation of your
The reputation of a successful and growing business house of more than
fifteen years standing. __
We have a splendid stock of handsome
Sterling Silver Hall Marked Photo Frames.
One dainty little round frame costs $1.00.
Then increasing in cost by easy stages
they reach $28.00, covering a great assortment in different shapes and styles.
These are very nice for the dresser,
mantle, etc;
Our Christmas stock is now complete.
The Locket is one of the favorites whose
popularity continues year after year.
Ladies' Solid Gold Lockets:
Round or Heart shaped....$4.00to$20.00
Diamond set up from  $10.00
Men's Oval and Square
Lockets  $5.00 to $15.00
Diamond set up from  $10.00
Our personal guarantee is behind these
Here is one of the stable lines that come
in for a lot of hard usage in our homes.
What you want to know is that they will
stand the WEAR AND TEAR OF CONSTANT USE. We exercise every care in
the selection of our stock and submit
samples to BRITISH OOLUMBIA GOVERNMENT ASSAY from time to time so
that we know whether the manufacturers
are maintaining the HIGH STANDARD we
demand for our trade, or not. They are
finished well, too, so that you could not
tell them from Sterling except by examining the stamp.
Of splendid quality and finish the gold
filled locket is to all appearance, a gold
locket and will wear for years.
Finished in Bright and Colored Gold,
just the same as Solid Gold goods, 75c to
$4.50.   SHOP EARLY.
Give a watch to a man and he will appreciate it. If it keeps good time he will be
grateful for all time.
_.he Challoner & Mitchell movement is
a well constructed and nicely finished
article which will give the fullest satisfaction.
In Nickel, up from $ 1.00
In Silver, up from $ 5.00
In Gold Filled, up from....$14.00
In Solid Gold, up from....$35.00
Our personal reputation is behind these
A pair of GOLD LINKS are ever acceptable to a man of any age. Our variety is
great. With either dumb-hell or chain connection. Bright or colored gold, plain or
Prices from  .$2.75 to $18.00.
Some friend of your would be delighted
to have a necklet.
We can supply you with a solid gold
Necklet for    $ 3.50
Necklet, with dainty gold pendant,
up from  $ 5.25
Pearl Necklets, well made and set
with genuine pearls, up from $25.00
We have also a good stock of very handsome necklets in peridot and pearl,
amethyst, and pearl and diamond set.
Our selection is large and our prices are
the best obtainable.
Whether for Mother, Sister or Sweetheart, a watch will form a fitting token of
your kindly Christmas Greeting.
Our Ladies' Watches vary in price from
$6.00 to $150.00.
We strongly recommend the Challoner &
Mitchell Movement which is made to keep
time—and does it.
If you are not prepared to make your
purchase now, call and select, pay a deposit
and we will hold your goods until you want
Be an early shopper.
In style and finish equal to sterling ware
the splendid English Plate on Nickel Silver
is sure to give the fullest satisfaction to the
No other plated ware made will equal the
English Plate for wearing qualities.
A large stock can be found in our store
which will please anyone who is not prepared to pay the price of Sterling Silver.
We pride ourselves upon the large and
beautiful stock of DIAMOND RINGS
which we display. In quality, design and
workmanship, they challenge comparison.
Solitaires, Twin, Three-stone, Five-stone
and Cluster Rings. All diamond, or combined with the Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald,
Pearl or Opal.
Our system of buying for cash and direct
from the Amsterdam Cutters, combined
with the quantities we handle and our Factory facilities enables us to give you prices
which cannot be equalled elsewhere.
Our reputation is your safeguard.
Almost any man would gladly accept a
SIGNET RING as a Christmas Gift.
Our range in price and style is quite wide.
The price is of course, regulated by the
Small rings sell as low as $3.00.
Then we have rings at every price from
that to a very massive ring at $25.00.
We have them with both the gold top
and set with Bloodstone, Sardonyx, etc.
Don't put off your Christmas Shopping.
Government Street Vietoria


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