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 FOR PRIZE LIMERICK COMPETITION SEE PAGE EIGHT
Special 43c Luncheon Served  Daily
11.30 a. m. till 2 p. m.   Six Course
Special Chicken Dinner, 75c,   every
i. Sunday 11.30 a. m. till 9 p. m. at
1 The King George Grill
ls6j Yates Street   :    :    White Cooks
The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review,
Published at Victoria, B. 6.
Hall & Walker
Agents
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St. 'Telephone 83
■Vol. IX.   No. 48
Ninth Year
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1911
Ninth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
CONSERVATIVE CONVENTION
j   —The Conservative Convention held
in New Westminster last week was
largest representative political gather-
ever   held   in   British   Columbia.   It
■jived its importance from tlie fact that
try constituency in the Provinee was repented by a full delegation, that Reso-
[ons outlining new planks in the party
|_form  were  unanimously  adopted   ancl
Premier McBride made important, an-
Incements as to the future policy of his
Jfernment.   The Resolutions which were
feed numbered about twenty and advo-
fd the appointment of a Federal Min-
of Mines, the creation of a new Pro-
j:ial Portfolio of Immigration and the
lenditure of an adequate sum by  the
Feral Government upon the docks and
■pours of the Pacific Coast to prepare
[Coast cities for the large influx of trade
ph will follow: the opening of the Pana-
-anal.   The subject of immigration was
much to the. fore throughout the Con-
lion, as it was last year at Nelson. There
Ibeen a very widespread feeling that the
I has arrived for the Government to
1 definite steps towards assisting land
Ement.   It is desired that British Col-
la shall be peopled with men and women
lir own race; if so, British settlers must
|ecured and British agricultural labour
be imported.   The Dominion Govern-
has appointed a special Immigration
(missioner, ancl while he will study the
|ion as it applies to the Dominion as a
it is not a little significant that his
Official visit should have been to British
Inbia for a conference with Premier
Iride.   Whether the Provincial GoVerii-
jwill accede to the wishes of the Con-
Ion and establish an Immigration De-
Inent is not yet known, but that Pre-
[McBride ancl his colleagues are keenly
to the necessities of the case is evi-
|:d by their sympathetic reception of the
lution   and  by  the   semi-official   an-
fcement that a Royal Commission will
By be appointed to investigate the con-
Is of settlement ancl immigration gen-
The proposed heavy expenditures
harbours of the Coast will hardly
Ejected   to  in  any  quarter,   ancl no
liion Government can afford to ignore
laims of British Columbia in this re-
Indeed,  with  the  opening of  the
fcia Canal ancl the phenomenal devel-
iit of Oriental trade it is by no means
Jbable that within a few decades the
ling trade of the Pacific will far ex-
Jhat of the Atlantic.   The building of
ju'rs, clocks ancl shipping facilities gen-
t is a national work.   Eastern Canada
|ve to the requirements of its great
British Columbia is waking up to a
| of her own responsibilities ancl her
■possibilities and there is little doubt
|he case for the Pacific Coast is so
that the next estimates will include
Intial appropriations for the purpose
led.    The significant feature of the
Intion,  however,   was   Premier   Mc-
speech.    Everyone who heard  it
Id that it was an historic utterance,
delivered without passion in a calm
of fact manner.   It dealt first of all
Ihe recent visit of the Premier and his
lues to Ottawa when momentous mat-
lere discussed.   Mr. McBride did not
je to say that'their reception had been
ancl he anticipated the most satis-
ly result.   With   respect   to "Better
while it was true that Mr. Borden
Iree years ago promised a Commission,
l.ild not be surprised if the case which
J'ovineial Ministers had put forward
Inet with a direct offer, thus obviating
fccessity   for  protracted  negotiations.
Ither matters of the lands in the Rail-
Kelt, Fishery Protection ancl  Water
Powers would be dealt with favourably to
the wishes of the Provincial Government.
The most important part, however, of Mr.
McBride's speech was the announcement of
what might be expected in the way of new
legislation at the next session of the local
Parliament, ancl in this statement interest
centred around the wonderful ancl suggestive promises the Premier made in respect
of railway construction. He spoke of a
programme which would outvie that which
he laid before the electorate two years ago;
a policy so extensive that it staggered the
Liberal party ancl they have never since
recovered. Mr. McBride spoke in the most
optimistic terms, not only of the extent of
the railway building contemplated, but of
the certainty that it would be financed ancl
constructed within the specified time. With
his experience of the Canadian Northern before him he had ample grounds to justify
his prediction, ancl whatever his political
detractors may say, and there are only two
in the House, ancl a handful in the country,
one cannot help being amazed at the remarkable courage of Mr. McBride in tackling another big railway scheme with his
last but half completed, ancl doing so with
the determination and conviction which is
as infectious as it is stimulating. It seems
to The Week that, more and more, the
political aspect of the Provincial Government is being subordinated to the business
interests of the Province, ancl that the Administration is bent upon giving the best of
all government, that which makes for the
greatest goocl of the greatest number.
BOGUS TOWNSITES—British Columbia has had just about enough of
bogus townsites and bogus townsite
companies, but judging from advertisements now running in the Vancouver
papers, it looks as if we shall have to tolerate a little more of this kind of thing.
Everyone remembers the lamentable dispute
and loss of money occasioned by. conflicting
townsite interests at Fort George. Now
the same thing is happening with respect
to Hazelton. A Vancouver firm advertising
themselves as Clements & Heyward, advertise New Hazelton as the Grand. Trunk
Pacific Railway Company's townsite; the
"real" townsite. They put forward a plan
in support of their claims certified by Mr.
E..'J. Chamberlin, Vice-President ancl General Manager, ancl B. B. Kelliher, Chief
Engineer. On this plan is plainly shown
the station grounds of the G. T. P. ancl the
Pot Number, 882. They print in their advertisement a letter dated Nov. 17th, 1910,
ancl signed by Charles H. Manser, Assistant
Solicitor. Yet upon the same advertisement
appears a letter signed by G. LI. Ryley,
Land Commissioner, dated Nov. 6th, 1911,
stating that the Grand Trunk Pacific town-
site on Hazelton is situate on Lot 851. Now
Lot 851 is a mile and a half south-west of
the old town of Hazelton; whilst Lot 882
is at least three miles north-east. Moreover, in the same issue of the Vancouver
papers appears an advertisement of tlie
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company,
signed by Mr. G. U, Ryley, their Land Commissioner, announcing that the Company's
official townsite is at Soutii Hazelton on Lot
851 and that an auction sale of the lots
will shortly take place. Following this the
Provincial Government has officially announced that such sale will take place in
December, when the Government lots as
well as the Grand Trunk lots will be sold
by public auction in Victoria and Vancouver. This undoubtedly clinches the matter,
yet the firm of Clements & Heyward continue to represent Lot 882 as the official
townsite, well knowing that it is not so
and knowing also that the attempt to foist
this onto the public is being engineered in
the interests of Mr. Hob Kelly, who is the
principal owner of the lot, Now the principal partner in the firm of Clements &
Heyward is Mr. H. C. Clements, Member
for Comox-Atlin. He cannot have any
knowledge of what is being done by his
firm, because he is too honourable a man
to tolerate it for a moment, but by this
time he has probably been made acquainted
with the circumstances by many of his irate
constituents, ancl in the interests of public
decency it is to be hoped that he has taken
steps to withdraw the objectionable ancl
misleading advertisement.
SACERDOTALISM—In an address recently delivered at Stoke-on-Trent
the Bishop of London made some remarks which have received, as they deserve,
wide attention. He touched upon the perennial topic of the diminishing influence of
the Church and attributed this largely to
"lack of adaptation." He was addressing
English hearers ancl it is probable that the
thought of Canadian conditions never entered his mind, yet his wise words are very
apposite in Canadian Church circles at the
present time. The Anglican Church has not
attained that position in the Dominion to
which her faithful sons believe she is entitled. There are many reasons for this,
some of which need not now be canvassed,
but there is one outstanding from the others
ancl that is the absolute intolerance of Canadian people with any form of Sacerdotalism. A man may be a High Churchman
without being either a Ritualist or a Sacer-
dotalist, but it is doubtful whether one can
say the same of a clergyman or a bishop,
and yet nothing is more certain than that
the average Canadian churchman will have
none of it, ancl will resent any attempt to
foist it on an unwilling congregation.
Wherever it has been attempted the experiment has spelt failure ancl a diminution of
efficiency for the Church organizations involved. We have High Churchmen who
have been wise enough and broad enough
to subordinate their own inclinations in this
regard. The late Bishop Perrin was a
notable instance, with the result that he dignified an honoured position for nearly twenty years ancl earned the esteem ancl affection not only of the members of his own
diocese but of the community at large. As
a matter of fact the average man who
wishes to prostrate himself at the shrine of
Sacerdotalism is both logical enough ancl
consistent enough to seek it in thc Roman
Catholic Church.
MR. NORTON GRIFFITHS—Mr.
J. Norton Griffiths, M.P. for Wednesbury, is an Englishman and a
gentleman; he is also a man of wealth, influence and position, ancl a large investor in
British Columbia enterprises. Ile is a man
of considerable strength of character, force
and aggressiveness; he has made'a name
for himself in the Old Country and has a
splendid opportunity of raising his reputation in Canada. He has formed a large
construction company which is taking contracts right and left and building a number
of handsome blocks in Victoria and Vancouver. But The Week would respectfully
suggest to .Mr. Norton Griffiths that there
aro mailers which might fairly claim his
attention now Ihal he is once more in British Columbia. His Land Company has
been represented by a manager who has
conducted their business, lo say the least
of it, in a very remarkable manner. He
has broken faith with men who trusted him,
to their very serious detriment and loss,
and he has caused a number of important
transactions which meant much lo those
who had worked upon them, to fall
through. Xow this manager was given
"carte blanche" by his Company and therefore   was  trusted   just   as  the  principals
would have been. It is a simple act of
justice that, while he is here, Mr. Griffiths
should investigate these matters in person
and see that substantial justice is clone to
those who have been so badly treated by
his accredited representative.
THE PUBLIC LIBRARY—Alderman Langley and Mr. Scholefield
have stood by their guns ancl the
Mayor is still minus two Library Commissioners. He met them half-way by offering
to pay the debts of the Library ancl provide
sufficient funds for immediate requirements.
But this is no time for half measures and,
moreover, the Council refused to implement
his promise, so that it was impossible for
any self-respecting Commissioner to remain
in office. The Week applauds the decision
of the two Commissioners and hopes they
will insist on their demands being granted,
because in no other way can the Library be
made efficient. Dr. Hands should see that
in the public interest his resignation is de-.
manded. Pie should be willing to niake way'
for a more up-to-date, competent librarian.
The Council should devise means to meet
the financial requirements; as Aid. Langley very properly said, "Running the
Library has been just a little bit worse than
making bricks without straw." Either the
Library should be put on a sound financial
basis with an assured income, or the donor
should be asked to take it back and so relieve the city from the burden of a white
elephant. The action of Prince Rupert in
the matter of the threatened Carnegie
Library is both significant ancl instructive.
The citizens are unwilling to accept favours
with blood-money, 'and The Week sympathises with their stand.
BRITISH PREFERENCE — The
Week believes it has been consistent
in its stand on the subject of British
Preference. Jt maintains that Canadians
as a whole intend the Preference to be
effective; it has repeatedly stated that it is
not nearly as effective as is generally supposed, and that when we talk glibly of
maintaining a preference of thirty-three ancl
a third per cent, in favour of British goods,
we are in reality juggling the schedules so
as to prevent this preference being effective
in the main. The Week does not obtain its
information from any political sheet—
Liberal or Conservative, but from the Report of Mr. Richard Grigg, Dominion
Trade Commissioner, published as a Blue
Book by the late Liberal Government. This
Report shows that the average duty paid on
British goods imported into Canada is
greater than that paid on American goods.
When the Times can prove Mr. Grigg to be
incorrect, it can afford to Iwit The Week,
but not before.
ST. ANDREW'S DAY—The two Scottish Societies of Victoria held their
annual reunions on Thursday night.
The Caledonian Society at the Empress
Hotel and the St. Andrew's Society at the
Songhees Grill. Both functions were largely attended ancl managed to secure an attractive list of speakers. At the former
the most important address was bv Dr.
Young, Provincial Secretary, who spoke at
length upon the growing importance of the
Pacific Coast and the effect of the opening
of the Panama Canal. At the latter .Mr.
de Salis delivered an admirable address
upon the subject of Naval Defence, with
special reference lo our own Province.
One speaker urged his hearers to impress
their national character on Young Canada;
judging from the popularity and enthusiasm
of these annual festivals and noting tbe
important part which Scotsmen play in tlie
affairs of lhe Dominion one would think
that the lesson ha.l already been well
learned. -rM—
THE WEEIi SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1,911
It is high time that I added my
feeble voice to thc general cry rising
from the press of the entire country,
ancl clamoured for proper consideration of shop assistants during the approaching Christmas holidays. The
festival which is such a delight to
children, for whose sake we love to
keep it with mirth ancl laughter, is a
season usually connected with all that
is most loathsome in a none too fascinating profession. The eyes of the
public are delighted with attractive
shop windows; the ears of the public are entranced with the words of
Christmas cheer, which still have the
power to create a feeling of genial
good-will, and the luxurious habits of
the public are catered for, not to say
pandered to, by the multitude of goocl
things which are all in evidence at
tllis Feast, which, more than any
other, has fastened on tlie imagination of the Anglo-Saxon. But all
these joys are procured at the cost of
blood and tears shed by the employees
iri the stores whicii cater to the public. Ancl it but needs a little thought-
fulness on the part of shoppers to
make Christmas a season whicii will
be '"merry" to sellers, as well as to
buyers.'
'Not only ' can consideration be
shown by purchasing Christmas presents early, instead of waiting till the
Saturday preceding, but also by remembering that mistakes are easily
made in the rush and bustle of unprecedented business, ancl by making
due allowance for such errors. "To
err is human; to forgive, divine." So
many shoppers fail to realise that the
Christmas which we celebrate is of
divine origin and, as such, deserving
of more than ordinary considerate-
ness, when over-worked shop employees make a mistake in an order.
Rather do they act as though celebrating thc Roman Lupercalia, the
foulest orgy of all the pagan feasts,
which took place at the same time
of the year, thus enabling the early
Christians to celebrate their own festival without attracting undue attention at a time when attention was the
last thing sought. So please remember that to shop early is a better
evidence of Christianity than to make
large purchases at the last minute.
*    *   *
Of course, it is easy for me to talk
like this. I am a bachelor with no
large concourse of nephews and
nieces, such as the bachelors who always figure in Christmas story-books
possess, lt makes Christmas very
much simpler, as all I have to do is
to wander round with my nose rubbing against the shop windows, wondering what I would buy if 1 weri
the father of a family. In this way I
get a vast amount of pleasure, of a
sort, and practise an economy which
makes Christmas sound like Lent. 1
notice the same under-strain pervading many of thc editorials 1 havc
read in recent Exchanges, which have
dealt with this same subject of early
shopping. One editor was honest
enough to say that he hoped that
thc people would follow his recommendations but concluded by stating
that the press of the country was full
of the most eloquent appeals written
by men who would inevitably delay
their own shopping till the minute before final closing-time. Fortunately
for the shop assistants, the men who
write for newspapers do not as a rule
have a vast superfluity of wealth available for Christmas presents, so perhaps their own dilatoriness does not
make much difference.
* # *
1 have carefully refrained from saying anything for a long time about
the streets qf Victoria. Many people
have asked, me to "pitch into the
Council," but what's the use? The
Councilmcn know as well as 1 do that,
the streets are in a bad way, and they
havc said that it is the fault of the
weather. I had meant to continue my
present   policy   of   silence    till    the
weather had given us a chance, but I
am compelled to say something when
1 read in the paper on Wednesday
morning that the Kingston street fire
engine was "mired to the hubs at the
corner of Superior and St. Lawrence
Streets" and that the Fire Chief also
had to leave his car and pursue his
way on foot. It is perfectly intolerable that the streets should at any
time be in such a disgraceful state
that the fire engines cannot reach the
scene of conflagration, and all owing
to lack of system in arranging street
work.
I have been asked to say a few
words about the lack of consideration
shown by drivers of express waggons
and delivery vans to those people who
are getting off or on a street car. It
would appear that this carelessness is
mostly in evidence on the hill leading
clown past the post-office and my informant told me that he had witnessed
time ancl again the narrowest escapes
from accident, caused by drivers coming down the hill at full speed, although they were aware that the
street cars often have to stop to let
clown passengers at the corners of
Courtney. Broughton ancl Humboldt
streets. It is true that the cautious
passenger takes a careful survey of
the landscape before alighting, but
cars cannot, wait indefinitely and it
is the business of a driver to slacken
his speed if he sees that a car is in
process of stopping. Some clay there
will be a serious accident occasioned
by this thoughtlessness, and some
driver will get it badly "in the neck."
But this will not bring back to life
his victim who will probably have
"got his in the neck also"; literally,
in the neck.
* *   *
I am rather wondering whether
Spencer's will apply to the City Council for permission to close up Broad
Street between Fort ancl View, during the coming Christmas season. I
have not said much lately about the
perpetual nuisance which tllis firm
commits by blocking up the sidewalk
on this busy thoroughfare, but I am
filled with nervous anticipation for thc
future. When one considers how impassible Broad Street is when any
shipment arrives for this emporium,
provided that the clay is line, one cannot help wondering what it will bc
like when the real Christmas rush
comes. We were all glad to see that
Messrs. Hibben & Bone were given
permission to raise a temporary store
on the burnt area to compensate
them in some smal way for the
loss which the lire caused them,
and the still bigger loSs it would have
caused them, had they been unable to
erect some place where they could
dispose of their Christmas wares, but
what if Spencer's made an analogou.-,
request and obtained permission from
the Mayor and Council to "corral"
Uroad Street! In view of the indifferent eye with which the said Mayor
and Council regard their perpetual
encroachment on thc public domain
as it is, it is not beyond the bounds
of possibility that such a request
might be granted.
* *   *
Has an express waggon driver the
right deliberately to run over two men
who may have stopped for a minute
in the street? Of course the sidewalk is  the place  for them  but  the
move-on "bobby" will not let them
stand there even long enough to say
"Good morning."' .'Equally of course
they should"move off the street when
politely (?) requested to do so by,the
driver—but the question I am asking
is if they do, not instantly move has
the driver an  absolute right to run
them  down?
*   *   *
It was Henry Wykeham, Bishop of
Winchester ancl founder of the college of that name, who casually remarked that "manners makyth
manne." 1 feel inclined, having a special object in view, to go further and
say that polished manners make the
policeman, for there can be no doubt,
of course, that the word "policeman"
is a corruption of "polishman." If
my surmise is correct, I am afraid
that the tall C. P. R. constable, stationed at the foot of the gangway
on the wharf, must make a very poor
policeman, as he is distinctly lacking
in the essential "manners." Last week
he vouchsafed no word to a civil question put to him by a passenger as to
whether the boat was going to Seattle
or Vancouver, ancl he could not have
pleaded that he had not heard the
question, as he favoured (or otherwise) the interrogator with a surly
stare. Evidently he considers that his
duty is merely to watch the gangway
for suspects and undesirables, and
that everyday politeness comes not
within his province at all. I would
like to recommend the constable to
buy a copy of Addison's works ancl
if he peruses them diligently he will
find one little sentence which it would
be well for him to engrave on his
memory. Addison says "Politeness is
like an air-cushion; there is nothing
in it, but it eases the joints wonderfully." *   *   *
The Victoria Theatre management
is to be congratulated on the strict
enforcement of tlle rule not to seat
late-comers during the progress of an
Act, a rule which has been favourably commented on at the street corner on many occasions lately. Having thus prefaced my paragraph with
a piece of sugar I make bold to ask
whether the opening of the side-doors
might not be delayed till the final fall
of the curtain. One night recently
these doors were thrown open during
the close of the last Act. I admit
that the curtain fell within five minutes of their opening, but the fact remains that even so short a time as
five minutes is quite sufficient to give
a severe chill to ladies who are clad
in evening costume and whose necks
are left bare to the attacks of every
draught. There is no need for the
opening of the side exits till the play
is actually over. We don't have to
rush for the last train to the suburbs,
and when the curtain falls people still
have to don their wraps before leaving the house. If Mr. Denham will
give this matter his consideration he
will earn the gratitude both of the
ladies and the
C&i
rztK-Vf,
APROPOS
Mr. Charles Urban wears tlie cheeriest
smile in London—and well he may I His really beautiful coloured cinematograph—or kinemacolor—pictures have drawn large audiences from the beginning, but since he was
honoured by Queen Alexandra with a "enm*
mand" to go to Sandringham and let her
sec the Coronation pageants in all their
glories, the Scala Theatre has been drawing all  London twice a clay.
A rather nervous lady come up to the box-
office of the  Scaia  one day.
"These kinemacolor pictures," she said
agitatedly, "are they—er—some of those other
eincmatograph shows are not quite—well—I
mean, are these kinemacolor pictures quite
suitable for the young person, or are they
 ?"    An expressive pause.
"Madame," was the sauvc reply, "they are
kiniiumaculate!"
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Victoria, B. C. Kelown THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1911
The Commuters
On  Monday night  last  there  was
>ut a scanty house assembled in the
/ictoria Theatre to  laugh  at James
rorbes' amusing play, "The Commu-
ers."   If people had but re.ilised the
lifference   between   this   production
Ind   "The   Travelling   Salesman"   by
■he same author, which came to Vic-
joria a short time ago, there would
lertainly have been a larger attend-
Ince.   "The Commuters" is the most
■musing   play   which   has   appeared
■ere in the shape of a farcical comedy
|>r a very long time aud the company
|ppearing in it was an excellent one.
Ir. Harry Davenport as the principal
fcmedian,  Sammy Fletcher, afforded
lie principal amusement of the even-
|g;   his comedy was inimitable and
Is   laugh   highly   infectious.     Miss
Jlorence Malone, the demure subur-
|in wife who pays her husband out
his own  coin  thereby bringing a
list of unworthy suspicions  on  her
|vn head, played her part to perfec-
nn, whilst  Miss Amy Lesser acted
|e typical suburban maid to the life,
short, "The Commuters," as play-
last Monday was a great success
|'d pleased everyone who saw it.
Arion Club Concert
IThe lirst concert of thc twentieth
|tson was given by the Arion Club
30th November at the Victoria
leatre and proved to bc quite up to
|2 high standard of its many processors. There was a large audi-
|.e and judging by the numerous
lores this -latest effort of the club
Is thoroughly appreciated, as indeed
Reserved to be.
|Mie choir was assisted by two solo-
Mr.  Charles  Derbyshire  of  Ta-
|na and Mr. II. J. Cave of Vaucou-
with Miss Miles as pianist.
IThe various numbers of the pro-
limme rendered by the choir were
J well sung, reflecting credit on the
liducting of Mr. E. H. Russell, par-
Llarly "In Picardie" (Osgood). It
Is rather a pity that among so many
lnpositions of merit A. J. Calcli-
It's "Spider and the Fly" should
re been included; this was hardly
rth the time and effort spent on it.
Jir. Derbyshire's line baritone was
|rd to great advantage in Mas-
fct's "Vision Fugitive" and his sing-
of "Dear Hand Close Held in
le" (Salter), was particularly
fining.
|r. Cave seemed nervous in his
song "Che Gelida Manilla"
Iccini), and his singing lacked con-
lice, but he did himself justice in
[other numbers and was heartily
pred.
liss Miles as pianist assisted very
Serially in making the concert a
Jess.
The Empress Theatre
lilmos   Westony,   the    Wagerian
List, who was in Victoria some few
|iths ago, has been playing a re-
engagement at the Empress this
|k and has been as popular as he
on his previous appearance.    M.
litony is an artist to his finger-tips.
[van    &   Pasquelena   put   on   a
ch entitled "A C. O. D. Package,"
|:h is full of humour and is a wel-
: change from the average short
Art Adair is a comical fellow
an  assortment   of   instruments,
l.f which he plays with  consum-
skill.   A first-class acrobat turn
|attired by the Rodcriguez Family
are contortionists extraordinary,
lyouugest member of the  troupe
liding a little comedy on the side,
lips & Merritt contribute the only
liocre   item   on   the   programme;
profess to  characterize  foreign
;, but their interpretation is too
[e for the average play-goer.   The
comprise  an   evening's   enter-
Inent equal to any that have been
lided at the Empress this season.
Romano's Theatre
|i  unusual  Pathe  release  dealing
conspiracy and sudden death in
Eastern   harem  was  exhibited  at
Romano's early this week. It was
chiefly interesting as exemplifying the
vast amount of trouble taken by the
modern picture-manufacturer to secure exactitude in every detail. Romano's is still supplying a never-ending stream of patrons with interesting and amusing films.
The Crystal Theatre
A fascinating film dealing with the
great Daniel Boone was the piece de
resistance at the Crystal in the middle
of the week ancl it was full if Indian stories and Indian adventures.
Wednesday night, which is always
amateur night at the Broad Street
house, was productive of much entertainment ancl continues to prove one
of the most popular features of the
week.
The Majestic Theatre
The Majestic Theatre continues to
be a magnet which draws; the other
evening the writer was unable to get
a set further away from the screen
than the fifth row and even at that
there were people waiting outside.
One of the most attractive features
of the' Majestic is the organ which
accompanies some of the more romantic pictures and is much appreciated by the audience.
Actress' Little Dog Fishes
Miss Gertrude Hutcheson, prima
donna of "Three Twins," tells a story
of the doings of her Boston Terrier
which shares with her the comforts
of travel. If the rather prejudicial
view of Miss Gertrude Hutcheson of
"Three Twins," can be accepted, she
has iu "Dollars-" one of the most remarkable of canines. Somehow one
would find her story hard to believe
if it were not for the fact that she
proves its trustworthiness so conclusively. "While I was abroad," she
says, "I visited one of the English
summer resorts and took "Dollars"
with me. 'Dollars,' you know, is my
dog—pretty name—don't you think?
There was a trout stream near by and
every clay 'Dollars' would start for
the stream, at exactly ii o'clock in
the morning—after staying away for
an hour or so, he would return licking his chops and invariably refuse
the dinner whicii I offered him. After this had been going on for almost a week, I was greatly mystified
and decided to follow Dollars' to see
what he was doing. So one morning
after breakfast I shadowed him to the
trout stream and -what do you think,
'Dollars' sneaked up on a rock and
poised for a dive. For about ten
minutes hc lay still as a cat, then
splash—he dove into the stream, and
when hc arose to the surface he had
a trout a foot long in his mouth
which he calmly devoured after
swimming ashore. If you don't believe this," concluded Miss Hutcheson, "I'll show you the dog."
At the Victoria Theatre 'Tuesday,
December 5th.
Winchell Smith, Author of "The
Fortune Hunter"
Winchell Smith, who wrote "Thc
Fortune Hunter," which will appear
at the Victoria Theatre on Monday,
December 4, was born in Hartford,
Conn., April 5th, 1872. He is the son
of Virginia (Thrall) and William B.
Smith. His professional education
was gained by active work in the
theatres. He made his first appearance as an actor as Lieutenant Foray,
the telegraph operator, in "Secret
Service,!' with William Gillette, i8q6.
He gained his first business experience as manager to Arnold Daly.
His first experience as a playwright
was a dramatization of "Brewster's
Millions," in collaboration with Byron
Onglcy. He is also the author (with
Paul Armstrong) of 'Via Wireless."
Mark Hambourg
Seldom is au opportunity afforded
us to hear thc works of the great
composers interpreted in our city by
so eminent a master as Mr. Mark
Hambourg.   We trust, therefore, that
the music lovers of Victoria and district, will show their appreciation on
this rare occasion by giving substantial support to assure the financial
success of the recital to be given at
the Victoria Theatre Wednesday, December 6.
Mark Hambourg, though only thirty years of age, has already achieved
world-wide fame and has won so high
a place among modern pianists that
he is called the "Napoleon of the
Piano," and during his recent Canadian tour the critics spoke of him
as a formidable rival to Paderewski.
Born in Bogutchar in the Province
of Voronezh, Southern Russia, Mr.
Hambourg developed talent at such
an early age that his father, who, by
the way, is now a resident of Toronto, personally undertook his musical
education and brought him out as a
prodigy in 18S9. In 1891 he left London, whither the family had migrated,
ancl went to Vienna, to study under
Leschetizky, and remained three
years, after winning the Liszt Scholarship. In addition to having made
three tours of Australia, he has been
twice to Soutii Africa; three times to
America, and this season will make
his second Canadian tour from the
Atlantic to the Pacilic Coast.
Memorial to Sir Redvers Buller
In Winchester Cathedral on Saturday afternoon, October 28 , Lord
Grenfell, an old comrade of the late
general, unveiled a memorial to Sir
Redvers Buller. The memorial consists of a tomb with a recumbent
figure of the great soldier, depicting
him sleeping in bivouac on a blanket
with his knapsack for a pillow. The
memorial has been erected by old
comrades of the King's Royal Rifles
and by other friends and admirers.
Lady Audrey Buller and Miss Buller
were present at the unveiling, many
distinguished members of Sir Redver's
old regiment, representatives of each
regiment that fought in the Natal
Army under thc late general, several
grey-headed Chelsea pensioners, and
200 veterans in mufti.
Homing Instincts of the Crab
Some interesting experiments recently conducted by the Eastern Sea
Fisheries Commission would go to
prove that crabs arc possessed of the
homing instinct. Over two thousand
crabs were captured, labelled, and returned to the sea. Several hundred
of these have been retaken, and some
valuable information as to their movements has been compiled. The investigations show that crabs keep to
their own locality, and if taken a distance away it is their instinct to return.
Victoria Theatre
MONDAY, DECEMBER 4
Cohan & Harris Massive Production
Winchell Smith's Comedy Triumph
THE FORTUNE
HUNTER
With   Fred   Niblo  and  the  Original
Company, including Josephine
Cohan
Two Years in New York
One Year in Chicago
1,000 Laughs and not a Blush
The   engagement   at   the   Victoria
Theatre of Cohan & Harris' production   of    Winchell    Smith's    comedy
triumph "The Fortune Hunter," Monday, Dec. 4th, is identically the same,
together with the original cast, which
played the longest run ever accorded
a  dramatic   play   in   Chicago,   which
was one entire season.
Prices; $2, $1.50, $1.00, 75c. 50c.
Seats on sale Friday, December 1st.
Cnrtain-S.io sham.
The Crystal Theatre
Broad Street
The Largest, Best Furnished and Most
Comfortable Picture Theatre
in the City
Watch Jor Constant Improvements in Appointments and Service.
Majestic
Theatre
The latest ancl best Motion
Pictures,   Funny   Comedies,
Western     Plays,     Thrilling
Adventures
Splendid Modern Dramas
Pictures    changed    Monday,
Wednesday, Friday
We Cater to Ladies and   ■
Children
Continued Performance
1 to 11 p.m.
Victoria Theatre
TUESDAY, DEC. 5
Jos.  M.  Gaites offers The
Record Breaker
3 TWINS 3
Broadway's  Pet Musical Show, with
Geo.   Ebner,  supported  by
Gertrude Hutcheson
And a $15,000 Electrical Display.
Seats on sale Saturday, December 2.
Prices—$1.50, $1, 75c, 50c, 25c.
Curtain 8.30.   Carriages at 11 p.m.
Victoria Theatre
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6
Special  Engagement
MARK HAMBOURG
The Noted Pianist
Prices—$2, $1.50, $1, 75c.
Seats on sale Monday, December 4th.
Mail Orders received
Curtain 8.30 sharp.
jfavpressj
WEEK DECEMBER 4
His Honor, "The Mayor," in
Vaudeville
HARRY THOMSON
The Diplomatic Raconteur, Telling of
Politics and the Eternal Feminine
ANNA   BUCKLEY'S  CANINE
WONDERS
Presenting
"A Day in Dogville"
Welcome Return
Vaudeville's Rarest Gem
GUY  RAWSON AND  CLARE
FRANCES
ln "Yesterday," a Refreshing Incident
of Youth
International Instrumentalists
NEWELL & NIBLO
Popularizing Classical Music
The Fascinating Lyric Soprano
BELLE DIXON
Singing Comedienne
THE EMPRESSCOPE
The  World's Greatest Male   Chorus
^Mountain
Ash Male Choir
from Wales, Great Britain, in
the course of its Third American    Tour,    will    appear    at
The Victoria
Theatre on
Saturday Dec. 2
Seats—$2,   $1.50,   $1,   75c,   50c.
,: Box Oflice opens Thursday,
MR. OBORGE LLEWELYN—Ban Sihtit with tht
Moimhitn Ash Mali Chair
November 30th. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1911
The Week
A   Provincial   Newspaper   and   Revhw
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published at  1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B.C., Canada
W. BLAKEMORE, Edit-.
Sir. James Douglas
K.C. B.
The Early History of Vancouver
Island
Written Specially for the Week
by Gilbert Malcolm Sproat
In the newspaper notices of our
late Governor-General, I do not remember any mention of the fact that
many of his forebears had more or
less experience in Colonial Government. Among these was the 3rd Earl
Grey, the most notable statesman of
the 19th century, in relation to the
Colonies. He was Colonial Secretary
from 1846 to 1852, when, largely under his auspices, a new system of
freer colonial administration was devised. Hc was, therefore, in office
when the extraordinary grant of Vancouver Island was made to the Hudson's Bay Company, and it was he
who formed thc Colony, and appointed Blanshard and Douglas to their
governorships, permitting the latter
to retain his office under the Company.
Of this strange action on the part
of a wide-minded, sympathetic statesman, engaged as he was, at the time,
in bettering colonial conditions and
administrative, generally, elsewhere. 1
have not been able to find any satisfactory explanation. Probably it was
tentative, as to a newly acquired, very
remote dominion, the real circumstances of which, in the then imperfect communications with the Mother
Country, were not realised. The
looming of the great Company made
the view indistinct, and the Company, then, was influential in Parliament. True, Grey's official instructions to Douglas were on the* line of
preparation for the freer Colonial
system he favoured, but, evidently,
small appreciation existed as to the
real difficulties that were imposed on
Douglas, representing two masters,
with diverse interests, in a thinly
peopled settlement without taxable
resources, ln these circumstances, so
far as I can judge, it would be unfair
to criticise, severely, the general conduct of Douglas in this initial period
of his service under the Crown. Tbe
blame, properly, should rest with
those who created the situation.
In such cases, as a rule, and, indeed, in most historical events, the
opinion of a single observer, however
competent and honest, cannot be accepted as decisive, though the opinion
may he more or less helpful, particularly if the observer is acute, unprejudiced and speaks of which he has
seen. There are a few, still among
us, who were here, in the time immediately after Douglas became Governor, say about 1852, whose reticence, as to matters requiring elucidation, is justifiable, on their part,
for obvious reasons of a social, or
family, nature. This does not apply
to the letter which you published, 15
July last, with the permission of the
writer, Lieutenant John Moresby
(now Admiral on the retired list), an
officer of distinction who was here
on the "Thetis," 1851-3. It was written to his father, 4th February, 1853,
without any idea of publication, and
contains, in one part, "a few words
on the Island and its Government,"—
thc estimate of an acute, independent
observer, friendly to Douglas. Supplying a long-felt want, there is nothing more valuable in our archives.
With your permission, 1 will summarise, here, what the writer states, appositely, on certain interesting personal, and general, matters, the appreciation of which may be a link between what the Colonial Office was
doing at home, ancl what it afterwards
did here. Whether thc recipient of
the letter, Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby, K.C.B., who had commanded on
this station, showed his son's letter to
the Colonial Secretary, privately, I
do not know: it is not improbable
that he did, as the latter, at that time,
desired information about the new
colony, but, as far as the writer was
concerned, the letter, as I have said,
was a purely private one to his
father. Thanks are due to the present
Admiral Moresby for permitting its
recent publication:
"Many excellent traits in the Governor's character * * * kind, generous, and, to a certain extent, well-informed * * * never abuses other
people (rare virtue on the Island) * * *
great drawback is his long absence
from England, spent among Indians,
and persons governed by himself, or
others, in a most absolute manner;
this makes him (what he is not, naturally) despotic * * * No reference
against his will * * * forgets he must
be governed by British laws * * *
thinks settlers should be able to
rough it as he had to * * * the annual
ship, arriving with 156 immigrants including some women and children,
landed on a wet clay, no one to receive them or tell them where to go
* * * whole truth is, Douglas has too
much to do, with his small staff; besides, no man living could truly do
the diametrically opposite duties of
Chief Factor and Governor * * * it
is known that great discontent prevails * * * Company servants have
told me that the whole work is too
much for even Douglas to carry out,
satisfactorily * * * whole state of affairs must be changed, if England
wishes to secure a rich colony."
In the V. I. colony of the fifties, as
in all governments, the administration of justice was the most important
concern. I have referred to that, generally, without comment, in a previous article. The next, in the order
of date, is the initial period of Douglas' governorship, herein dealt with.
There remain two outstanding events
that cannot be passed without notice,
namely, the establishment of representative government in the Island,
and the Report of the Select Parliamentary Committee, at home, as to
Hudson's Bay Company's affairs
(1857). These 1 will refer to in my
next, taking the reader to the genesis
of the idea of the extension of Colonial Dominion to the mainland,
which some do not seem to know
preceded the discovery of gold there.
PioneerDays
in Kootenay
By Bohemian
1 was vividly reminded this week
of my pioneer days in South-east
Kootenay. The reminder came in
the form of a very welcome visit from
my old friend, D. J. Elmer, who was
one of the first meu I met after the
opening of the "Crow" line in 1898.
M. J. Haney had just completed one
of the most rapid pieces of construction in the history of railway building, and had flung the line of steel
across the Alberta prairies, over the
Crow's Nest summit, through the
heart of the primeval woods on the
bank of Elk River and out by way ol
Sirdar and Creston to Kootenay
Landing.
Some of us were then very busy
carving pioneer cities in the Kootenay forests. Thc first to appear
on the map was Wardner, the phenomenal creation of the celebrated
Jim Wardner, who was able to get
ahead of the railway by a piece of
reckless navigation on Kootenay
River. The navigation was conducted under the management of one of
the most energetic and capable business men in the West, J. D. Farrell,
now a multi-millionaire and railway
magnate.
I well remember a day in the summer of 1898 when 1 was down at
Bonner's Ferry, and Mr. Farrell, accompanied by his wife and some
friends, drifted helplessly back from
an unsuccessful attempt to negotiate the rocks and rapids of the
Kootenay River. The boat was badly battered and the wheel nearly torn
away, and for that time at least the
attempt had to be abandoned.   I think
the name of the boat was "The North
Star."
But the irrepressible Jim Wardner
had already conveyed some hundreds
of home-seekers to the new townsite
named after him. They used to arrive, a boat load at the time, men,
women and children with household
impedimenta. All these people were
Americans, who had known and followed Jim in Idaho. They followed
him to the Kootenay Wardner, but,
alas, to little purpose.
I never knew a townsite so well advertised. There were thousands of
notices scattered through the woods,
wherever a road or a trai1 went within a radius of a hundred miles, and
they all read "This way to Wardner,"
and as you got nearer, it would be
varied to "Wardner, one mile." Long
before there was anything else doing
in the Kootenay, and long before the
railway reached Wardner, there were
several thousand people gathered
there, who built homes, stores, hotels, offices and all the other equipment of a new city.
Wardner's cry was that as soon as
"steel" reached the city there would
be a terrific boom; as a matter of
fact the railway killed the place, because at that time there was nothing
behind it, and everybody went away
within a few months, until, when I
visited the place a year later, there
were not ten people left, but there
were whole streets if abandoned and
half-wrecked buildings.
Wardner has "come back." It is
now a busy little town of perhaps
1500 people, with several large lumber mills in the neighbourhood, and
it has at last redeemed its right to a
place on the map.
The larger permanent cities created by the railway were Fernie and
Cranbrook, the former legitimately
entitled "the coal city," and the latter, the lumber city. Both are supported by prosperous, profitable and
permanent industries. They are still
growing, and while they may never
attain to the population of some Coast
cities, they are quite likely within a
decade or two to reach the size of
Nanaimo.
There is a fine breezy atmosphere
about these Kootenay towns and the
men are like the climate; they are invigorating. Lots of the old pioneers,
for it is fifteen years since the events
of whicii I am speaking occurred, still
do business along the Crow. Lots of
them have reaped the rewards of industry and perseverance. Fire cannot burn, or water drown them.
From each holocaust or flood they
come back fresh and smiling to build
new stores, new lumber mills, or to
distribute new samples.
When Dave Elmer came to my office I found that he had developed into
a cigar magnate; that he represented
one of the best houses in the Dominion, whicii eschews (this is no pun)
a cheap line of goods, and carries
nothing but one high grade.
But even a successful cigar merchant has his troubles, and Elmer's chief
trouble was that for every cigar
which his firm could produce, he
could sell about ten, and he pitifully
explained to me that they could
neither get labour to handle the tobacco, nor boxes in which to pack it.
We have been accustomed to think
that this is a Western condition, but
it appears that shortage of labour and
material may be found even in the
East, although not generally known.
I asked him why they did not manufacture in tlle West for the Western
market, which of course raised another question and one which will yet
have to be considered. In fact, I
think there are many indications that
cigars are not the only goods bearing
a heavy freight rate which can be
manufactured more cheaply in British
Columbia than in Ontario.
There are lots ot old Kootenay men
in Victoria, and lots of men with
whom 1 rubbed shoulders in construction days. If 1 were to try and
name them all 1 know I should miss
out some, though not intentionally.
I venture to say tllat through these
men Kootenay is taking a bigger
hand in developing Victoria today
than any other outside district, not
even excluding the great North-west.
Kootenay meu are keen, businesslike, energetic and I do not think
there is one freak or crank among
them.    They pull together and when
they do it is both a long pull and a
strong pull. A Kootenay man could
have been Mayor two years ago if he
had played his cards aright. A Kootenay man is the strongest personality among our present Aldermen
and will yet be Mayor, and who
among the coterie of Ministers who
are helping Mr. McBride to forge
British Columbia into a magnificent
Province, is doing better work or
more fully justifying his appointment
than the brilliant young Member for
Fernie, who presides over the Department  of  Public  Lands?
I cannot close without mentioning
the one Kootenay pioneer who still
holds his own in Fort Steele, who for
thirty years has managed Indian af- J
fairs with the utmost tact and skill!
and has richly earned any prefer-J
ment which it is in the power of thej
Government to bestow, Mr. R. L. T.I
Galbraith, and that other stilll
older and more venerable Kootenay!
pioneer, whose name will for ever bel
associated with the biggest coal min-1
ing enterprise in the West and whol
is spending the evening of his daysl
in respected retirement at Victoria. II
refer of course to Mr. William FernieJ
THE BROAD HIGHWA
Book Notes by W. B.
The Broad Highway. By Jeffrey
Farnol. Little, Brown & Co.,
Boston. $1.50. On sale by the
Standard Stationery Co., 1220
Government Street, Victoria.
The Broad Highway is a book of
some distinction. It was first published in February, 1911, and has run
through four editions, lt is a book
which can be unreservedly recommended, possessing as it does, many
unique features. It is the work of a
literary craftsman, entirely free from
any striving after effect and yet with
a style of its own which inevitably
reminds one of Richard Le Gallienne.
Indeed, the whole book may have
been inspired by that eccentric
writer's masterpiece, "The Quest of
the Golden  Girl."
It tells of a young man of aristocratic family, who inherited the
younger son's usual portion and being
too independent to accept favours
went out into the world to seek his
fortune. His ideas did not run in the
direction of making money; he craved
the simple life, the consorting with
humble fellows and the studying of
human nature under the safe shelter
of an "incog."
In pursuit of this programme he
naturally met with many adventures
and fraternised with many strange
characters. Such as a peddler, rejoicing in the cognomen of "Gabbing
Dick"; a literary tinker. Tom Crabbe
the pugilist, a bagman, a one-legged
soldier, a gentleman in a battered hat,
a ploughman, an ancient, a blacksmith and, of course, the inevitable
woman. With all these he chopped
logic and philosophy and some of
them are made to say things worth
noting, of whicii  more hereafter.
He worked as blacksmith's assistant for two years, distinguished himself by "knocking out" the pugilist
and all the time lived in a haunted
cottage in the woods, whicii half the
time he shared with the most charming and elfish woman. Just how
this was managed without outraging
thc proprieties or shocking the conventionalities the reader must find
out for himself. But the author succeeds just as cleverly as did Richard
Le Gallienne under somewhat similar
circumstances. Of course, in the end
the mysterious woman turns out to
be an aristocrat also and the sequel
need not be enlarged upon.
The story is charming. Quite improbable as a narrative but delightfully entertaining as a romance, and
it is difficult to say whether the
author excels most in his character
sketches or in the delightful love
story enacted in the cottage in the
woods.
In a book so full of philosophy it is
not easy to make selections which
will do it justice, for there are many
epigrammatic sentences, but there
arc a few paragraphs here and there
which well illustrate both the style
and the ability of Mr. Farnol.
Take the following:—"There is
a great and awful book whose
leaves are countless, yet every leaf
of which is smirched with blood and
fouled with nameless sins, a record,
howsoever brief and inadequate, of
human suffering, wherein as through
a glass darkly we may behold horrors unimaginable; where murder
stalks, and rampant lust; where
treachery creeps with curving back,
smiling youth, and sudden deadly
hands;    where   tyranny,   fierce-eyed,
and iron-lipped, grinds the nation!
beneath a bloody heel. Truly mai
hath no enemy like man. And Chrif
is there, and Socrates, and Savanoij
ola and there too is the Cross
Agony, a bowl of hemlock, and a coif
suming fire."
* *   *
"Riches, genius, power—all are fal
things; yet riches is never satisfiel
power is ever upon the wing, an|
when was genius ever happy? But
for this divine gift of simpleness <|
heart, who shall say it is not the be|
of all?"
* *   #
"Roof and walls, be they cottage
mansion, do not make home, rather 1
it the atmosphere of mutual love, til
intimacies of thought, the joys ail
sorrows endured together, and tl
never-failing sympathy—that invj
ible, yet stronger than death."
■I'      *     *!•
" '1 suppose,' said Charmian, 'I sui
pose, you cannot understand a worn!
hating ancl loving a man, admiril
and despising him, both at the sal
time? Can you understand one gloi
ing in the tempest that may desttl
her, riding a fierce horse that nf
crush her, or being attracted by a vi
strong and masterful, before whj
all must yield or break?'"
* *   *
" 'What do you mean*—How has
life been  ruined?'
" 'Oh! The usual way of it; Geoil
loves a gell—gell loves George—sufj
ain't sweeter—very well then. Ale
conies another cove—a strange c<]
—a cove wi' nice soft 'ands an' si
takin' ways—'e talks wi' 'er—til
walks wi' 'er—smiles at 'er—an' pi
George ain't nowheers—pore Georjj
cake is dough—an' doughy dougn
"As this life is a broad highl
along whicii we must all of us \
whether we will or no; as it il
thoroughfare sometimes very if
ancl cruel in the going, and besetl
many hardships, sometimes deso|
and hatefully monotonous, so,
must its aspect, sooner or la
change for the better, and, the st|
track overpast, the choking heat
dust left behind, we may reach sc|
green, refreshing haven shaded
trees, and full of the cool sweet so|
of running waters."
* *   *
"What rule has ever been devl
whereby a woman's mind may bel
curately gauged, and who of all til
wise ones who have written hithq
poets, romancists, or historians-
ever fathomed the why and wlJ
fore of a mind feminine?"
# *   *
" 'That would be very immodl
said I;  'besides, no woman can n|
a man love her.'"
(Continued on Page 12)
BOOK NOTES
Now is the time to bul
Christmas books before thi
cream of our selection has beel
skimmed. We have a full stocl
of the latest fiction and Chrisf
mas literature, suited to all sort!
and conditions of men, wome|
and children.
The   Standard  Stationery   Co|
1220 Government Street,
Victoria, B. C. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1911
BUILDING PERMITS
November 22 to November 28
iNovember 22—
A. M. Howell—Oscar St.—Chicken-house $       50
INovember 23—
D. L. Van Maastright—Wilson St.—Dwelling  1,900
Angus & Clark—Edmonton Rd.—Dwelling  5,250
G. N. Joyce—Powderly Ave.—Dwelling  1,500
INovember 2<\—
David Webster—Clark Street—Dwelling  1,900
Lambert & Sidney—Yates St.—Hotel  500
ISIovember 27—
E. H. Anderson—Toronto St.—Dwelling  1,900
B. C. L. & I. Agency—Yates and Broad—Alt  3,800
J. Boneherst—Fisguard St.—Alt  200
Amelia Swain—Hollywood Crescent—Dwelling  3,000
■November 28—
C. P. R.—Government St.—Hotel   250,000
T. N. Hibben & Co.—Broad St.—Temp. Store  2,000
Wm. Wilson—Gov't ancl Johnson—New Store Front.... 1,800
J. K. Lee Dye—Quadra and Fisguard—Store and Stable.. 12,000
Howard Clark—Empress St.—Dwelling  1,900
CANADA IS POTENTIAL MARKET
Figures respecting British machinery exports, compiled by a writer
|i the London Times, show that in 1909, the value sent to Canada was
339,593 or lid. (about 22c) per head. Commenting upon these and
Ither statistics it is contended that they are suggestive alike to the
Lonomist ancl to the British manufacturing engineer, for they indicate
[nniense potential markets for machinery in many portions of the
Impire. "Undoubtedly the most remarkable of them are those which
plate to Canada. That country, the oldest of the great dominions,
hs an enormous extent of territory, 3,730,000 square miles, ancl her
Iimerous and growing industries, ancl the development of her varied
lid immense natural resources, call for nearly every variety of
lachinery. She is, moreover, the most populous of the British-peopled
liminions (nearly 7,500,000 of inhabitants) ancl her people are at once
liergetic and enterprising, and sincerely and loyally attached to the
Jother Country. Nevertheless, her purchases of British machinery in
1)09 amounted to the relatively paltry sum of £340,000, or less than
Is. per head of her population.
Worth Less Than Burma
'As a market for British machinery, she is worth less than Burma,
le Cape, the Transvaal, or Natal, and just about one-third as much as
lew South Wales.   There are, at least, a dozen foreign countries each
which is worth more than she is as a buyer of British machinery.
lis not, of course, that she does not want machinery.   Although she
Inow an important manufacturer, ancl even exporter, of machinery—
|iding in fact to this country nearly one-third as much as it sends to
—it is probable that she absorbs per capita more machinery of home
outside production than any other British country oversea, apart
|>m small ancl accidental cases, such as that of the Falkland Islands,
she imported machinery, in the year in question, to the value of
1661,731, or rather more than 7s. per head.   Of that total, the United
ligdom supplied a trifle over 12 per cent.
"The average British manufacturer when faced with a lost or de-
liing market suspects Germany. The suspicion would be quite un-
Itifiable in the present instance. Germany's exports of machinery
[Canada amount to a few thousand pounds only; and the offender is
: United States, which supplied over 85 per cent, of all the machinery
Inada imported—more than seven times as much as the United King-
Im supplied, ancl practically all that the latter did not send.
Supplies All This Machinery
"From the reports it appears that the United States supplies all the
Lchinery of the following classes which Canada obtains from outside:
engines, steam shovels, railway and tractor motors, typewriting
[chines ancl cash registers; among agricultural machinery, all the
[eshing machines ancl parts, weeders, seed drills, harrows, self-bind-
harvesters, horse rakes, manure spreaders, ancl mowing machines;
also practically all the railway locomotives, gasoline engines, beet-
tar machinery, combined portable ancl traction engines ancl boilers,
Inting presses ancl bookbinders' machinery, ancl electric motors and
lierators. Even of steam engines and boilers, coal mining ancl some
ler mining ancl smelting plant, sewing machines ancl parts, ancl wind-
lls, where the record of the United Kingdom is a little better, the
Lted States supplied over 80 per cent.
"No consolation for British machinery makers is to be found in an
limination of the proportions which the United Kingdom supplies of
ler Canadian imports—rather the contrary. Of the import trade of
Inada as a whole, the United Kingdom provides nearly 24 per cent.,
Iiinst 61 per cent, by the United States; ancl if the large amount of
lde or raw materials which Canada naturally obtains from her next-
l.r neighbour—materials which the United Kingdom could not expect
[supply—is excluded from consideration, ancl the examination is
■ifined to manufactured goods only, the proportion which the United
ligdom supplies is very much larger than 24 per cent. Even in iron
[l steel, and manufactures of iron ancl steel generally, apart from
lchinery, the United Kingdom supplies over 20 per cent, of the whole,
linst 76 per cent, supplied by the United States.
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ft up Hotel
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VICTORIA, B. C.
Clover Hill
All Good High Lots-The
best buy in the City for a
Home.   Prices, $500 to $900
Terms: IO per cent Cash and 10 per cent Quarterly
Green & Burdick Bros.
Phone 1518
Cor. Broughton & Langley St.
CADBORO BAY
The Brighton of Vancouver Island
Climatic  and   Scenic Conditions Unsurpassed
We have the finest sites for home and investment purposes in
this beautiful and fashionable locality, in sizes to suit purchasers.
Only a few lots for sale. From the property there is a magnificent
view of the Straits and the Olympic range of mountains. Splendid
sandy beach for sea bathing. One of the finest hotels in the province is about to be erected. This, together with the recent announcement made by the promoters of the Uplands addition and the
Royal Victoria Yacht Club, who have decided to locate in the
vicinity, enhances the values of properties in this limited district.
Come and see us—we will tell you all about it. Motor car in
attendance.
C. P. ALLAN & CO.
Rooms 12 and 31, Green Block,   Broad  Street -       Victoria, B. C.
We desire to announce that we have opened offices in Rooms
304 and 305 Bailey Building, Handling, Seattle, Wash., handling
Stocks, Bonds, Grain and Cotton, strictly on a Commission Basis,
in the various markets of the world. Mr. Carl L. Miller, who has
long been connected with important brokerage firms in the west,
will be in charge.
We are members of the Chicago Board of Trade. Our
Eastern correspondents are S. B. Chapin & Co.. and Logan &
Bryan, of Chicago and New York, members of all Exchanges.
Private leased wire connections enable quick dispatch in handling
all business intrusted to us for execution.
Having carried on a successful brokerage business in Victoria,
B.C., for the past 10 years, we refer you to any bank, firm or
individual of that city as to our standing and integrity.
Respectfully,
F. W. STEVENSON & CO.
Frank  W.   Stevenson
Walter   H.   Murphey
Seattle, March 6, ign.
Royal Bank Chambers
Victoria, B. C.
Thomas Hooper
Jlrchilect
522 Winch Building
Vancouver, B. C.
Give Your
Typist Good
Stationery
and She'll Give
You Better
Work
Baxter & Johnson Co.
Umittd
721 Yates St. Phone 730 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1911
Preference and Future Prospects
"There is no doubt that Canada would prefer to trade with the
Mother Country before all others. Her tariff arrangements give a real
preference to the machinery of the United Kingdom in most classes.
The amount varies, but it is never less than 5 per cent., ancl ranges up
to \iy2 per cent. It is true that certain machinery is admitted free of
duty into Canada—and in regard to such machinery the United Kingdom has no preference—buftits total does not reach 10 per cent, of the
whole. On the great bulk orthe machinery obtained by Canada from
outside sources, the United Kingdom has a preference so far as the
duties imposed by Canada are concerned. The explanation of the fact
that the United Kingdom gets so little of the machinery trade of
Canada would therefore seem to be either that the preference is not
sufficient to counterbalance the advantages which the United States has
in propinquity to Canada; or that British machinery makers do not
care for Canadian trade, and neglect it; or that they are hopelessly
beaten in a British dominion and in a branch of trade in whicii they
claim to be experts, and in regard to which no other country has
superior, if equal, advantages.
Was a Relapse Last Year
"Tlie classification adopted in the reports on trade and commerce
issued by the Canadian government omits, under the influence of the
tariff arrangements, from the normal 'Machines and Machinery' a
number of items which are certainly machinery; and hence it is not
always easy to arrive at the totals desired. This circumstance, however, will hardly affect, to any material extent, the ratios between the
proportions of the machinery imports into Canada supplied by the two
chief purveyors. From the Canadian figures it appears that while in
1906 and 1907, of the total 'machines and machinery' supplied by the
United Kingdom and the United States, this country provided a little
over 5 per cent, only, in 1908 the proportion rose to 9.5 per cent., and
in 1909 to 12 per cent. But after so great an improvement, there was
a relapse last year, and the proportion fell to only 7.6 per cent. Still it
seems that things are really getting better, and that the preference has
had an appreciable effect; and while this country cannot now hope to
displace the United States as the principal purveyor of machinery to
Canada, only a sustained ancl systematic effort on the part of British
machinery makers is required in order to make up a goocl deal more
of the leeway."—Thc Monetary Times.
INSURANCE REPORT
The annual report of the superintendent of insurance on companies
other than life, shows that during the year 1910 the business of fire
insurance .was carried on by 60 companies. The cash received for
premiums during the year amounted to $1,676,067, and the amount paid
for losses was $10,292,393, which is greater than that paid in 1909 by
$1,645,567.   The gross amount of policies renewed during the year by
Grand Trunk Pacific
Investors
The construction of the new transcontinental railway—the Grand Trunk
Pacific—is to-day opening up new towns that in the very near future will be
large and important cities. Just as the advent of the pioneer transcontinental
line—The Canadian Pacific—opened and built up divisional points such as
Brandon, Regina, Calgary, Lethbridge, etc., so wifl the new line of the Grand
Trunk make large divisional points of the towns we now orrer for sale.
We have secured the agency from the GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY CO. for the towns mentioned below and the shrewd investors who can
recognize the many advantages for investment in these towns at the prices of
today, will share in the large profits that will accrue as a result of their rapid
development. No other investment is so safe and profitable, and if you want
to get your portion of the wealth Western Canada's development is creating,
take advantage of this opportunity now before it is too late.
Prices of lots in all of these divisional points are $75, $100, $150, $200, $250
and $300 on easy monthly payments, no interest and no taxes till 1912, with a
5 per cent, discount for cash.
MELVILLE—The first Saskatchewan divisional point on the G. T. P. and
the largest new town on the line between Winnipeg and Edmonton. Located
in a rich agricultural district, an important railroad and distributing centre.
Melville bids fair to become one of the important cities of Western Canada.
WATROUS—The mecca of the health seeker, situate near the shores of
the famous Little Manitou Lake, and in the centre of one of the finest {arming
sections of Saskatchewan.
BIGGAR—The opportunity of opportunities, located in the heart of a
wonderfully rich and fertile agricultural district, and with railway facilities that
guarantee a future, being not only one of the most important Grand Trunk
Pacific divisional points on the main line between Winnipeg and Edmonton, but
is the junction of the branch lines of the Grand Trunk Pacific to Battleford
and Calgary, which will be hurried to completion at an early date. The C. P. R.
runs through Biggar, and all C. P. R. trains stop there.
TOFIELD—The terminus of the branch line from Calgary, situate near the
shores of the Beaver Lake. The discovery of natural gas and of clay, and having
at its door several s-juare miles underlaid with lignite coal, promise the development at Tofield of important manufacturing industries.
EDSON—The last prairie divisional point on main line of Grand Trunk
Pacific, and the gateway to the Peace River Country. Rich in natural resources,
Edson lots fulfill every requirement for safe and profitable investment.
REMEMBER THE PRICES, $75.00 to $300.00, and terms of one-tenth cash
and balance in nine equal monthly payments—no interest.
Pemberton & Son
Exclusive Agents (or Victoria and Vancouver
CORNER FORT AND BROAD STREETS
fire companies was $1,817,055,685, which is greater by $237,079,818
than the amount taken in 1909. Premium charges thereon amounted in
1910 to $24,684,296.40, being $2,390,663.15 greater than the amount
charged the previous year. Automobile insurance was carried on by
seven companies, three Canadian, four American. The premiums received amounted to $80,446 ancl losses paid to $28,372.
Tornado insurance to a very limited extent, was carried on by
three American companies, the total premium received being $58,000
with no losses. Hail insurance was carried on by a Canadian company, the Hudson Bay Insurance Company, the premiums received
being $226,861, and the losses paid $73,362. The total premiums
received for this class of risk was $1,644,252 and losses paid amounted
to $714,977. All accident companies transacted personal accident
business. The total premiums were $1,815,571, insuring an amount of
$296,236,458.   Claims paid amounted to $603,331. .  '
List Your  Properties with   Us
Stuart & Reeves
Members Victoria Real Estate Exchange
Cor. Fort & Douglas Sts.,   Victoria
Telephone 2612      P. O. Box 1519
COMMERCIAL ART
Among the various features which!
characterise  a  progressive  city,  per-|
haps the  sign boards, public hoardings, and window displays, pronounce|
in    the   strongest   language    to   tin
visitor, the outlook and estimate ofl
its   citizens,  just   as   a  neat   suit  ofl
clothes will brand the individual.   Ill
Mr. Percy Manser, of 1408 Broad St.l
Victoria  can  boast  of  a  high-grada"
artist in the realm of commercial art!
A large percentage of the elaborate!
signs  which   now  decorate  our  citjl
are  the  handiwork  of  Mr,   Manser!
No small part of his work has lain irl
the direction of window decoration!
for realty offices,    etc.,    and curtail!
work.
A visit to the Manser Sign Workl
is on a busy day—whicii means anj
day—a revelation, one is surprise!
in discovering the size of the quarl
ters, as well as the variety and qual|
ity of work being done for busines
firms in the city, who have come
realise the value of such work i|
augmenting trade. Visitors are al
ways cordially received by Mr. Marl
ser, whether they art bent on an iir|
mediate purchase or prompted by
natural curiosity.
STATUES NOT NEEDING WORDS
At the Art Museum thc sign "Hands Ofl
was conspicuously displayed before the stat|
of Venus de Milo.
A   small   child   looked   from   the   sign
thc statue.
"Anybody could sec that," she said, dryly.l
AN  APPETIZER
"I'm   afraid   you   may   think  we're   givi|
you a lot of fish  this week,  old man,"
the genial host, as they sat down to dii
"The fact is, my wife has got hold of wlj
sounds like a really capital device for rcml
ing a fish-bone stuck in the throat, and
want to see if it works."
Tungsten Lamp Talks to
Business People
Good Store Illumination does'nt mean light "in bunches/' nor does
it mean bare lamps that hang low enough to glare in people's eyes.
The lights should be hung high with scientifically designed reflectors which throw the light
down where it is needed, and at the same time diffuse it over a large area. This gives an
even illumination all over the store, no dark corners and no shadows. The customer dos'nt
have to bring an article to the light to see what it looks like. It is impossible to accomplish
this with bare lamps hung low.    Drop a line or phone to us, we shall be pleased to talk over
the question of better lighting for your store
B. C. Electric Railway Co., Limited
P. O. Box 1580
Light and Power Department
Telephone 1609 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1911
The Mars Civil Service
By Arthur Fellows
In a recent issue the Province
of British Columbia is stated to have
adopted the principle, said to have
been so long in force in the Old
Country, of "promotion by merit";
but while this setting aside of
"seniority" seems most excellent on
paper, its value in practice entirely
depends on the character and capacity of those who apply it. "Like begets like," and "you cannot make a
silk purse out of a sow's ear"; while
"a pig in a poke," or more unfitly, in
office, will never see or acknowledge
any "merit" in a different kind of
animal.
The writer    is of course    without
knowledge  of such  Old  Country affairs as those alluded to, but his astronomical interests have led him to
a  study,  not  only  of  the  canals  of
Mars,  but  of  her  Civil   Service  and
ither  matters.    Before  touching on
| these, however, he would observe that
as no  date  is given above  to  show
I when   British  "promotion   by  merit"
[started,   in speculating   on the same,
[lie came across the  following refer-
lence to a former most exalted Civil
•Service Chief, to whom is doubtless
[due its origin.   In a recent article on
I Marlborough, we are somewhat rudely  told,   in   reference   to   that   great
• soldier's    extraordinary    gifts,    that
I"these would have carried him to the
[top  in  any   field  of action  and  kept
|him there had hc served any sovereign  but    the    stupidest    woman in
lEurope."    Whatever  "great   Anna's"
■lowers  bowever, they were at least
equal to the   task   of    making "two
|,vorlds  obey," and  the  requirements
)f the highest office of her day, while
ler Majesty's ever lamented decease
lias made far more impression on all
Succeeding generations, than has that
■if any other monarch.    Like Enoch,
liowevcr,  she is  understood  to  have
Jeen   merely   "translated,"   and   the
jriter,   an   unbending'   Church   and
[tate   Tory,   entertains   "no  possible
|oubt whatever" as  to  her  capacity
adorn any new position now open
her, and since "votes for women"
lave so extended female opportunity,
I is said the Mars Old Country Civil
Service    has    been    entirely    under,
lither   her   direct   sway,   or   that   of
ler    appointed    lieutenants,    whose
jmerits" almost equal her own.
Dickens' works are unfortunately
lot to hand, but the following de-
pription of II. M.'s brilliantly conflicted Circumlocution Department in
lie Mars Somerset blouse, shows
Ihcre its origin was derived. On the
■iblic side of an extensive counter in
le of the offices, an enormous and
lich-pressed-for-time crowd is ob-
I'ved impatiently awaiting attention,
Jiile on the other hand a consider-
lle staff is doing its utmost to facili-
§.e business. The members of it, un-
rtunately "bom-tired" and obvious-
j overworked, are vigorously begin-
lig to get ready, one gentleman,
|io arrived half-an-hour before, hav-
already got a glove off, while a
[nipanion who came with him, is
pst carefully brushing his hat, in
Ider not to delay the going-away
ter. Two others, with backs to the
[unter, who "had the clay" yester-
[y to go shooting, are now, busier
Im bees, cleaning up a gun between
em; while half-a-dozen more, as a
[rt of jury, are gathered around
I'm, to finally decide from the evi-
ce how many birds exactly fell the
pvious afternoon. Some very oniin-
taps and unappreciative remarks,
I'e for considerable time past been
[ird from the public, but not offi-
|lly; at length, however, someone,
cr some unusually awful threats,
Illy has to be attended to, so Mr. A.
fleputed for the job. After more or
listening ill most bored manner
| the applicant before him, he pro-
Is to explain that matters of this
I'ticular kind are always dealt with
Mr. B., but this latter gentleman
|er hearing the story all over again,
Drms the client that though this is
Itainly the right department to
Ine to, the application is "special"
|it, and can only be attended to by
C., who never arrives till the af-
Inooii. At the "early closing" of
J.incss, after being passed from
Irk to clerk, and office to office, the
customers generally arrive back at the
place they started from, and if, as is
usually the case, there has been
"nothin' doing" meanwhile, they at
least know where to begin again from
on the morrow.
The Mars Civil Service is undoubtedly conducted, in the main, in a fair
and able manner, but as rare and grotesque exceptions are always more
striking than mere jog-trot ability and
competence, only some of these former will be touched on now.
The chief office,—the ladies' department, from which the circumlocution,
and all others take their cue,—is under the joint principalship of "Mrs.
Freeman" ancl "Mrs. Morley," her remarkably frank grace of Marlborough
and H. M. having decided on these
names for business purposes. The
rapid and able manner in whicii these
two ladies transact business, especially when differing together, is too
well known for further mention here,
but it must be confessed that some
of their clients are little behind them,
in the very high standard set. Thus
one lady correspondent, whose signature did not appear to "Mrs. Freeman" to agree with that on a former
letter, indignantly wrote later that
the second one was certainly hers because being ill at the time she had
asked her daughter to write the letter
for her, and had seen her do it, while
in another instance, where the surname was not the same as previously,
the possessor of both, a milliner, specially interviewed "Mrs. Morley" to
request that no alteration be made
and to explain in crisp business manner that though married since her
first epistle, she "still wished to carry
on as before."
To recruit the service, and add further lustre and ability, "Mrs. Morley"
had originated the excellent plan of
drifting into it all the butlers, grooms
and gardeners of such ex-Ministers,
who having lost their salaries, desired
to cut down their establishments.
Like their great chief, gentlemen wcre
equally competent to conduct any office, if only high enough, and if the
heavy circumlocution duties, save the
gun-cleaning, were of somewhat too
novel a nature, or, like those at
dances who "don't waltz," they
"didn't do no figurin'," or perhaps
write, they could always be made a
principal, and superintend these operations. The work never went so well
as when they were asleep in their
official sanctums, as there could at
least then be no misdirection, ancl D.
would not be told off to impede matters by getting in E's way; while
when awake, all that was necessary
was to carefully avoid touching or, by
"mark" or otherwise, signing anything not previously prepared by
someone else, who could be dropped
on later if anything went wrong with
it. To bawl out something occasionally which neither public nor staff
took any notice of, and periodically
prepare the official "characters" of
these last, so that all should be ready
when "Mrs. Morley" was considering
her next "promotions by merit,"
about completed the requirements.
The general idea outside was that
only those who had been to the leading public schools or other refining
institutions were admitted to a service evidently requiring the highest
qualifications in the land; but to the
surprise of the more scholarly public
who entered the establishment for the
first time, say for the purpose of
"changing an address," they wcre
generally greeted by the genial red-
faced principal, who presided over
this particular department, with such
cheery comments as, "so you've left
the old 'ome 'ave yer?"
Space, however, forbids further reference to the Mars Civil Service, ancl
also to her law; over which last II.
M. appears to exert an even greater
originality and genius.
THE  RISE IN  TEA  PRICES
Mr. W. A. W. Melville, the chief
representative of Thomas J. Lipton
for Canada and the United States,
when asked for thc cause of the increase in the price of Tea, said:—
"Thc day of good Tea at a cheap
23 Days to Christmas
There are 23 days to Christmas out of which there are
Only Nineteen
Shopping Days
In our new and commodious store at 1211 and 1213
Douglas Street, Sayward
Block we are laying in a
stock of the most sumptuous Xmas Gifts that have ever been
assembled under one roof. We want you all to visit us, even
though only looking.       Our Prices are Pleasingly Modest
REDFERN & SONS
The Diamond Specialists
Sayward Block        -       - 1211-3 Douglas Street
price has passed—more particularly
of British grown teas—their increasing popularity having created a
greater demand than the supply.
Russia and Australia are buying tremendously of these instead of China
teas, and the consumption in Great
Britain is larger than ever. The
shutting out of over 15 million
pounds of coloured China Green tea
by the United States, and the increased use of tea clue to high coffee
prices — this with greater acreage
given to rubber in Ceylon, the shortage in the Japan tea crop this year,
and the labour problem in tea growing countries are all factors which
account for the much higher primary
markets. The present revolution in
China may mean smaller Chinese
crops next year. These conditions
either mean lower quality at the
same prices or the same quality at
higher prices. Our experience shows
the public prefer the latter. The
future indications are for still higher
prices. Yet even with tlle advance
in prices, tea will still be by far the
cheapest popular beverage.
ANOTHER MODERN NEW
HOTEL
Unless something unforseen occurs
there will shortly be opened another
new and modern hotel in Victoria.
Mr. Jason Graham, long and favourably known to Victorians and northern people, will be "mine host."
The new hotel, situated on thc corner of Douglas ami Pandora streets,
is an imposing live-story brick building with facade of terra cotta colour
pressed brick and ornamental marble
and tile. 'Phere arc two stores on
the Pandora street side, while the
main lobby faces Douglas. One hundred and twenty rooms, a spacious
dining-room, large double lobby, numerous baths and a handsome buffet
comprise the house's accommodation,
Thc bar is situated on the corner and
is a marvel of the cabinet-maker's art.
Mission or fumed oak, and leaded
glass make a happy combination. The
dispensing of "liquid joy" will be under the supervision of a well known
man, and Mr. Graham's own connections ensure the new house a good
business. Formal announcement of
opening will be made in these
columns. The name of the new
house is "The Prince George."
Loose Covers and Boat
Cushions
Leather Work and Special Designs
Made-to-order
E. S. STILES
AUCTIONEER & VALUATOR
UPHOLSTERING, PACKING
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French Polishing
1109 Fort Street       Phone 2149
A Good
Tip
BUY   your   MILK,   CREAM,
EGGS and BUTTER at
The Island
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All Dairy Products
Cowichan Eggs and Creamery
Butter, Fresh Jersey Cream
and Milk Bottled
735 Fort St. Phone 2466
Watson A. Clark, Mgr.
N. W. F. Rant, Sec'y.
All Orders Promptly Delivered
Roy's   Art   Glass   Works   and   Store
915 Pandora St.,   Victoria, B. C.
Albert F. Roy
Over   thirty   years'   experience   in
Art   Glass
LEADED  LIGHTS
Sole manufacturer of Steel-Cored Lead
for   Churches,   Schools,   Public   Build*
ings and private Dwellings.    Plain and
Fancy  Glass Sold.    Sashes  Glazed by
Contract.    Estimates    free.    Phone 594
Your Xmas
Pictures
Have them made
now in SEPIA at
the Skene Lowe
Studio Cor. Yates
and Douglas
Streets
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Rules for Limerick Competitors
*; I. In order to win a Limerick Prize it is only necessary to cut
out Coupon below, and to add a line to the verse whicii accompanies
the Coupon. This last line must rhyme with the first two lines, but
neither of the last two words terminating the first two lines may be
used.
2. All who de'sire to compete for the prizes offered by "The
Week" for Limericks must enclose the Coupon below, together with
50 cents and forward same not later than December oth, addressed
Limerick Editor, The Week, Victoria, B.C. All letters sent after that
date will be disqualified.
3. Competitors may submit two or more Limericks if desired—
but each attempt must be accompanied by separate coupon, and
additional entrance fee. Competitors sending more than one Limerick
may enclose one money order or cheque for the full amount covering
the number of their coupons. The Editor undertakes that every
Limerick shall receive careful consideration, but he will not bold himself responsible for. coupons lost or mislaid.
4. The decision of the Editor on all matters relating to this
competition must be accepted as final, and acceptance of this rule is
an express condition of entry.
5. The result of each competition will be duly announced in the
next issue of "The Week," following the closing date for entries.
The names of the prize-winners, together with their addresses, will
be published with the winning lines.
6. The total amount of the money received will be distributed
amongst the winners who will be graded in order of merit, less 10
per cent, for various objects of general public interest, and 10 per
cent, for expenses. The 10 per cent, this month will be paid to the
Public Library for the purpose of adding new books to the Library.
(We should be happy to receive any suggestions as regards the books
most in request by readers). Next' month the amount set aside for
public purposes will be given to the Jubilee Hospital.
"THE WEEK" LIMERICK COMPETITION
COUPON NO. 2
They say there's a man in 'the Moon,
Who at Aeroplanes winks, crying "Soon
"If they're out for a race
"They may pass me in space
Name   	
Address  	
No. of M. Order	
Dominion and Provincial
News
Seek Dominion Charter
Three rapids in the St. Lawrence
river, entirely on Canadian territory,
the Cedars, Cascades and Coleau, are
to be developed for power purposes
by an English syndicate. The promoters will capitalize at $100,000,000
with a charter from the Dominion
government.
A Civic Realty Co.
The City Council of St. John is considering a proposition to lay out a
section of land which it owns in the
suburbs, in two hundred or more lots,
50x300 feet, to be sold to working
men on' easy ternis, the men binding
themselves to erect homes and live
there. The p!;in is favoured by representatives of labour unions, but
many citizens contend that as the
city owns lands in various parts of
the eity it should adopt a scheme that
would apply to all.
Cold Storage
Cold storage developments for the
west are said to be foreshadowed by
the present official survey being
made by Mr. J. A. Ruddick, the Dominion's dairy and cold storage commissioner, lie will enquire into several cold storage proposals, and look-
over various lines of work in connection with the dairying and fruit
growing industries, which are carried
on hy thc branch of tlie department
of agriculture, over which he has
charge.
a total appropriation of $555,000 also
being spent this year on sewer system
and a like sum on rock cutting and
street  grading.
Railroads' Remuneration
The application of thc railroads for
more remuneration for carrying the
mails has been adjourned till Jan. 23
by tiie railway commission. The railways represented that the companies
are getting no more now than when
the contracts were first entered upon,
as far back as 1868, when the mails
were very light. The railway commission and post office department
will \\x rates which are now said to
be in some cases twelve hundred per
cent, lower than in the United States.
No Profit in This
The operation of the Manitoba
Government telephone system for the
year 1911 will show a loss of nearly
$150,000. Tllis is the substance of a
statement made by the telephone commissioners through Mr. F, C, Patterson, chairman.
A Heavy Bag
A grizzly bear weighing 1,500
pounds, was recently shot at Ramsay Arm by a hunter from Vancouver.
Canada's Place
Canada is now third among the
oat-growing countries of the world.
Russia leads with 866,000,000 bushels,
the United States is second with 702,-
000,000. Canada's crop this year is
estimated at 368,000,000. Canada
stands fifth among wheat-growing
countries.
Prince Rupert Waterworks
The waterworks at Prince Rupert
are uow nearly completed, $100,000
having been spent during 1011 out of
The Sandon Outlook
Tlie outlook for Sandon and vicinity is better now than at any time
for years. With a resumption of
work at tlle Slocan Star and Payne,
and a continuance of operations at
lhe Hope. Richmond-Eureka, Reco,
Twilight, Noble Five, Surprise, Sunset, and other properties, the prospects arc favourable for the ensuing
winter.
Death   Overcomes   Priest
Within a few hours after he had
officiated at a funeral on November
16, death came suddenly to Rev. J.
J. Connelly, aged 63. Ile was one of
the best known Jesuit priests in Canada aud had filled the pastorate in
Port   Arthur  and   Guelph.
Prize Award
Owing to the limited number of
competitors for the first Limerick it
has been decided to divide the prize
money between two competitors, the
first and second, whose Limericks are
published:
First Prize
Mr. Joseph Winter, Porter, Union
Club:
If you wish to be happy and wise
You must first win a Limerick prize.
For dollars are things
That seem to have wings,
Yet millions are captured by lies.
Second Prize
Miss Dorothy Graham, P. O. Box
236,  City:
If you wish to bc happy and wise
You must lirst win a Limerick prize.
For dollars are things
That seem to have wings,
Like the money enclosed 1 surmise.
There were 14 entries yielding $7,
divided as follows:—80 per cent, to
tiie competitors and the small balance set aside until it increases for
the Library. It has been decided to
award 50 per cent, of the balance to
the first prize, amounting $3.50, and
30 per cent, to the second, amounting
to $2.10. These amounts have been
paid in cash. It is hoped there will
be a much larger number of competitors for the second Limerick.—
Ed. Week.
Auction Sale of
Lots
In Grand Trunk
Pacific Townsite
oi South
Hazelton
By  order  of  the   British   Columbia
Government   and   the   Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway
MR. HERBERT CUTHBERT, under instructions from the Hon. W. R.
Ross, Minister of Lands for the province, and E. J. Chamberlin, Esq.,
Vice-Pres. of the Grand Trunk Pacilic Railway, will sell by auction,
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19th, at
the A. 0. V. W. Hall, Yates Street,
at 11 a.m., 2.30 p.m., and (if necessary) 8 p.m,
Business and Residential Lots in
the Townsite
of Hazelton
This is the official townsite surveyed on Lot 851.
Full particulars in future advertisement.
HERBERT CUTHBERT,
Auctioneer
635 Fort Street,
Victoria, B. C.
Newest Styles in
MEN'S BUTTON BOOTS
Received by express from New York.   They include the new styles
in toes and heels.    TAN CALF, BLACK CALF i_ PATENT
OUR MAIL ORDER SERVICE IS PROMPT AND ACCURATE
Sole Agents Hanan & Son, N. Y.    Broadwalk Skuffers for Children
Sole Agents Wichert & Gardiner, N. Y.
H. B. Hammond Shoe Company
Pemberton Building, 621 Fort Street, Victoria, B. C.
Phone 2235
The B. C. Funeral Furnishing Co.
Successor to Charles Hayward
Funeral Director and Embalmer
1016 Govt. St. Established 1867 Victoria, B. C.
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Kodaks from $2     Framed Pictures from 50c
Calendars       Photo Albums
Mottos      Pictures Framed; bring them early
Other Things too
PHONE 2309    :   611 FORT ST.
Mrs. D. B. McLaren
Teacher of Singing and
Voice Production
Terms on Application    Phone X2308
P. 0. Box 44Q
Save Money on
Your Xmas Gifts
Two Minatures made  Free  with
every locket.     Full line of Watches
Chains, Diamonds, etc.    Gold Nugget Jewelry a specialty.
H. Greensfelder, Jeweler
547 Johnson Street
NEW LEGAL PARTNERSHIP
Air. M, B, Jackson, whose late partner, Mr. II. C. Hanington, was recently appointed Inspector of Legal
Offices in the Province, has taken into
partnership Mr. C. B. S. Phelan, who
was formerly associated with the firm
of Bodwell & Lawson.
Mr. Phelan is a graduate with
honours of Trinity College, Dublin
(first gold medallist in Law and Political Science) and a member of the
bars of Ireland and England.
The new partnership starts under
the happiest auspices with ollices in
the Mahon block, Government Street.
AlIsclul&Daint)
Xmas Gift lor
a Lady
Every lady is fond of perfume
and there is no better way 0
applying it, than by the aid of
Toilet Atomizei
Wc have a large selection i
fancy designs and coloring
efficient, economical as well 1
ornamental, for the applicatic
of Perfumes aud Toilet Watel
They cast a line spray, thus e
hancing the fragrance of tl
perfume. Any lady would cl
light to have one of these lilli
with her favorite perfume,
will be a pleasure to show yc
them.     Price—one   dollar   u
Cyrus H. Bowe
Chemist
1228 Government Street
Tels. 425 ancl 450 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1911
9
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ADVAIVCED
Northern Anthracite Collieries
LIMITED
WILSON  ROBERTSON
COAL  FIELDS
GRAHAM     /SLAND
w$ftttiS?»
-9VV
Shl.tch Map
SHOWING
Coal L/ce/vses
IN
Bearskin Bay, Q.C.I.
ALFRED BAY COAL FIELDS
Capital - - $1,500,000
Divided into $1,500,000 Shares, $1.00 each
President    T. S. Gore,  Capitalist
Vice-President  J. C. Keith
Directors A. Scot Innis, A. E. Hepburn, Christian F. J. Galloway
Solicitors  Burns & Walkem
Consulting Engineers A. E. Hepburn, Christian F. J. Galloway
Chartered Accountants  Kenah & Nesbit, Vancouver and London, Eng.
Secretary  F. H. Hepburn, 317 Winch Building
D. R. Young has contracted for purchase of
two blocks of shares of 100,000 each, and
are being sold by A. E. Kealy for purchaser
The entire proceeds of which are to be
used for development purposes only
Latest Information from Queen Charlotte by wireless is to the
effect that the diamond drill is already down over 500 feet
and making fifteen feet each day, in coal formation,
and is expected to cut through seam of coal at   any  hour
Stock Now Advanced to 25 cents per share and will surely advance
to 50 cents per share as soon as the COAL SEAM is cut by the drill
Get In Now, Don't Wait until Too Late-Opportunity Only Knocks Once
APPLICATION FOR SHARES
H. J. HEAL, Victoria, Agent for Arnold E. Kealy, Vancouver, B. C.
I hereby request you to obtain for me shares in the   NORTHERN  ANTHRACITE   COLLIERIES,  LIMITED,  of  par  value   of  $i.oo
each at the net price to me of 15c per share, and I now hand you the sum of $  being the first payment of five cents per share now applied
for; the balance I agree to pay as follows: Five cents on each share in thirty days from date hereof; five cents on each share in sixty days from date hereof;
being payment in full, and I hereby agree to accept the said shares or any less number of shares that may be allotted to me, and also pay for same; and I
hereby authorize you to obtain registration of me as the holder of the shares so obtained for me.
This application is made by me subject to  (50,000)  shares being subscribed for and purchased.
A. E. KEALY, Office: 506 Pacific Bldg., 744 Hastings St., W., Vancouver
H. J. HEAL, 125 Pemberton Block, Victoria, B. C
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THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1911
Correspondence
The Week accepts no responsibility for
the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted whether
signed by the real name of the writer
or a nom de plume, but the writer's
name and address must be given to the
Editor as an evidence of bona fides, tn no
case will it be divulged without consent.
every foul brick of the evil-smelling
structure—we shall be compelled to
indict the City for the nuisance, and
unwillingly publish far and wide a
warning against visiting, investing or
even approaching the "Queen City of
the Cook Street Dump."
Yours,
FAIRFIELD.
25th November, 1911.
SALT SPRING ISLAND
To the Editor of The Week:
Sir,—I noticed a recent article by
"Bohemian" iii your paper wherein he
stated that no money could be made
at farming on Salt Spring Island.
His itinerary, according to his own
statement was merely from Vesuvius
to Ganges Harbour, a distance of
less than five miles. Now Salt Spring
Island is about twenty miles long,
and would average between six and
seven miles in width, so only a very
small fraction of the Island has come
under his notice. I am aware that
Ganges is the most densely populated part, but this is a more or less
moneyed population, consequently
they do no more farming than they
feel like. Moreover, "Bohemian's"
host is one of thc best off (and most
hospitable) residents in the district,
and what he makes or loses on his
farm does not worry him much. But
Ganges is not Salt Spring Island, but
only a settlement in it. Had he
followed the road running down the
Island and along to Fulford Harbour, at the soutii end, he would have
found working farmers keeping their
families and putting by on an average over a hundred dollars per month
on land worth from four to six thousand dollars.
But, of course, the future of our
Island does not entirely depend on
farming, for it is very certain that it,
and the south end in particular, is
destined to become a noted summer
resort for Victoria once the B. C.
Electric tramway runs to Deep Cove.
Fulford Harbour is an ideal spot for
tllis, as it is a commodious and well
sheltered sheet of water, of great
scenic beauty, with ample beach accommodation, good and plentiful
water supply, and only six miles from
Deep Cove, and seven from Sidney.
There is excellent fishing, abundance of clams, crabs, and other seaside luxuries, good wharfage and shelter for launches, with three stores
and plentiful game supply. Farm produce and fruits are there in abundance, whilst between it and Burgoyne
Bay lies a wide and most fertile val
ley where farmers are making money
and where the present output can
easilv be  trebled.
W. J. L. HAMILTON.
Soutii Salt Spring, Nov. 23rd.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Extension to Wharf at Stewart, B.C.," will be received at this office until 4.00 p.m., on Thursday, December 21, 1911, for the construction
of an Extension to Wharf at Stewart, Head of
Portland Canal, Comox-Atlin, B.C.
Plans, specification and form of contract can
be seen and forms of tender obtained at this
Department and at the offices of G. A. Keefer,
Esq., District Engineer, New Westminster,
B.C., F. W. Aylmer, Esq., District Engineer,
Chase, B.C., and on application to the Postmaster at Stewart, Comox-Atlin, B.C.
Persons tendering are notified that tenders
will not be considered unless made on the
printed forms supplied, and signed with their
actual signatures, stating their occupations
ancl places of residence. In thc case 01 firms,
the actual signature, the nature of the occupation, and place of residence of each member of
the firm must be given.
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable
to the order of the Honourable the Minister of
Public Works, equal to ten per cent (10 p.c.)
of the amount of the tender, which will be forfeited if the person tendering decline to enter
into a contract when called upon to do so,
or fail to complete the work contracted for.
If the tender be not accepted the cheque will
be returned.
The Department does not bind itself to
accept the lowest or any tender.
By order,
R.   C.   DESROCHERS,
Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, November 24, 1911.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserves
established over vacant Crown Lands in
Ranges 4 and 5, Coast District, by notice
bearing dates respectively of December 17th,
1908, May 5th, 1910, and May 25th, 1910,
which were published in the British Columbia
Gazette in the issues of December 17th, 1908,
May uth, 1910, and May 26th, 1910, are cancelled in so far as the same relates to the
lands surveyed as Lots 387, 388, 532, 533, 534.
535. 53*5. 537. 538, 539, 540, 541, ml, 1112,
H.I3, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117. me,
11-19, 1120, 1121, and 1122, all in Range 4,
Coast District; and Lots 4028, 4029, 4030,
4031, 3022A, 3030, 3031A, 3043i_3044, 3594A,
4933, and 4934, all in Range 5, Coast District.
R. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.
nth October, 1911.
oct. 14
VICTORIA  LAND  DISTRICT
District of Coast
TAKE notice that I, Rebekah Crane, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation House Wife, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands :■—Commencing
at a post planted about 20 chains west of
the north-west corner of the north-west quarter of Section 22, Township 8, Range III,
Bella Coola Valley, and containing sixty
acres, more or less.
Dated September 20,  1911.
MRS. REBEKAH CRANE,
nov. 4 dec. 30
THE COOK STREET DUMP
The Editor The Week:
Sir,—Some years ago, pending the
completion of the sewerage works for
the city, a temporary open dump was
established on Cook Street, near the
Park Boulevard. This we were promised should be removed long before
houses were built around it. It has
been now for years a constant daily
menace to the health of the neighbourhood. At all times foul and
filthy odours almost suffocate those
who descend at May Street corner,
at the very doors of this receptacle.
Several mornings recently, after the
night soil had been more freely distributed around the entrance than
usual; it has caused positive sickness
to those passing along. Last week,
the foul excrementitious droppings
on the street, for nearly a block, compelled even ladies and children to pass
along with their footwear soiled and
reeking with human ordure. Doctors
spoken to condemn it, and counsel
those with children not to build in
its vicinity.
Really, sir, has the City Health
Officer no power at all, until another
epidemic sweeps off our little ones?
Can't he make his voice heard amid
the futile and childish bickerings and
the strident and raucous clamour of
the City Hall? If so, let him wipe
away, without an hour's delay, this
unspeakable sixteenth century Hastiness, which no other city on the con-
'tinent would tolerate.
if nnt removed, bag and baggage-—
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the undersigned and endorsed "Tender for Jetty at
Mouth of Eraser River, B.C.," will be received
until 4 p.m., on Tuesday, December 19, 1911,
for the construction of a Jetty at Mouth of
the Eraser River at Steveston, B.C.
Plans, specification and form of contract can
be seen and forms of tender obtained at the
office of G. A. Keefer, Esq., District Engineer,
New Westminster, B.C.; F. W. Aylmer, Esq.,
District Engineer, Chase, B.C., and on application to the Postmaster at Steveston, B.C.
Persons tendering are notified that tenders
will not be considered unless made on the
printed forms supplied, and signed with their
actual signature, the nature of the occupation, and place of residence of each member
of the firm must be given.
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable
to the order of thc Honourable the Minister
of Public Works, equal to ten per cent
(10 p.c.) of the amount of thc tender, which
will be forfeited if the person tendering decline to enter into a contract when called upon
to do so, or fail to complete the work contracted for. If thc tender be not accepted
thc cheque will be returned.
The Department does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.
By order,
K. C. DESROCHERS,
Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, November, 18.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over Crown lands on the Morrice
River, Range 5, Coast District, notice of
which biaring date of May 5th, 1910, was
published in the British Columbia Gazette of
May 5th, 1010, is cancelled in so far as it
relates to the lands surveyed as Lots 3881,
3882, 3883, 3884, 3885, 3886, 3887, 3888, 3889,
3890, 3891, 3892, 3893, 3894. 3895. 3896, 3897,
3898, 3899, 3900, 3901, 3902, 3903, 3904. 3905.
3906, 3907, 3908, 3909, and 3910.
ROBERT A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
September   12,   1911.
sept. 16 dec. 16
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th
December, 1907, covering a parcel of land
situated on Redonda Island, formerly held
under Timber License No. 44043, which has
lapsed, is cancelled, and the said lands will
be open to location after midnight on the
14th  December,   191'.
ROBERT A.  ."ENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
September   12,   1911.
sept. 16 dec. 16
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Headquarters School.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed '/Tender for School-bouse Headquarters," will be
received by thc Honourable the Minister of
Public Works up to 12 o'clock noon of Wednesday, the 13th day of December, 1911, for
the erection and completion of a large one-
room frame school-house at Headquarters, in
thc  Comox   Electoral   District,   B.C.
Plans, specifications, contract, and forms
of tender may be seen on and after the 22nd
day of November, 1911, at the offices of A.
M. Hilton, Esq., Secretary of thc School
Board, Headquarters, via Comox, B.C.; the
Government Agent, Cumberland, B.C. j and
thc Department of Public Works, Parliament
Buildings,   Victoria.
Each proposal must bc accompanied by an
accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit
on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable
to thc Honourable thc Minister of Public
Works, for the sum of $250, whicii shall bc
forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter
into contract when called upon to do so, or
if hc fail to complete the work contracted
for. Thc cheques or certificates of deposit
of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to
them upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless made
out on the forms supplied, signed with the
actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed
in the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
accepted.
J. E. GRIFFITH,
Public   Works   Engineer.
Public Works  Department,
Victoria, B.C., November 20th, 1911.
fiOUb
French Creek School.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "Tender
for School-house, French Creek," will be received by the Hon. the Minister of Public
Works up to 12 o'clock noon of Wednesday,
the 6th day of December, 1911, for the erection and completion of a large one-room
frame school-house at French Creek, in the
Alberni  Electoral  District, B.C.
Plans, specifications, contract, and forms of
tender may be seen on and after the 15th
day of November, 1911, at the offices of J.
West, Esq., Secretary of thc School Board,
Coombs, B.C.; the Government Agent at Alberni, B.C.; the Government Agent at Nanaimo, B.C. j. and the Department of Public
Works, Parliament Buildings, Victoria.
Each proposal must be accompanied by an
accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit
on a chartered bauk of Canada, made payable to the Hon. the Minister of Public
Works, for the sum of $350, which shall be
forfeited if the party tendering decline to
enter into contract when called upon to do
so, or if he fail to complete the work contracted for. The cheques or certificates of
deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon the execution of the
contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless made
out on the forms supplied, signed with tho
actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed
in  the  envelopes  furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
accepted.
J. E. GRIFFITH,
Public Works Engineer.
Department   of   Public   Works,
Victoria, B.C., November  14th,  1011.
nov. 18 dec. 2
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Malahat
TAKE NOTICE that I, Frederick Adol-
phus Futcher, of Victoria, B.C., occupation
Merchant, intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at high water
mark on the north bank of Arbutus Creek at
its mouth, Saanich Arm, on Lot 120, Malahat
District; thence east ten chains; thence north
to low water mark; thence following low
water mark in a westerly and northerly direction to a point due cast of the north-east
corner of Lot 120, Malahat District; thence
west to high water mark; thence in a southerly direction following high water mark to
point of commencement.
Dated November 2nd, 1911.
FREDERICK ADOLPHUS FUTCHER,
Per William Meyerstein, Agent,
nov. 11 jan. 6
NOTICE i» hereby given that the Reierve
existing   over   the   foreshore   abutting   on
the     East     Coast    of   Vancouver    Island 1
from   the   head   of  Saanich    Inlet   to   the ]
50th   parallel   of   north   latitude,   ai   well
aa  the  reserve  of  the  coal  under the  lea
fronting    the    laid    foreshore,    notice    of
which   bearing  date  January   sth,   1910,  wal I
published in   the British   Columbia Gazette I
on   January   6th,    1910,   il   cancelled,   ex-l
cept    in    so    far    as    the    laid    reierve I
relates to the foreshore in front of Nelson I
and   Newcastle   Districts   and to   the   coal|
under the sea fronting such foreshore.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
August 30th, 1911.
■ept. 2 dec. i
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reservl
existing over Lots 31, 32 and 33, North Di
vision of Salt Spring Island, by reason cl
the notice published in the British Columbil
Gazette of the 27th December, 1907, sucl
land having been held under Timber Licencf
No. 14891, which has expired, is cancelled
and the said land will be open to locatiol
by pre-emption only after midnight on Thurl
day, December 7th,  1911.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C, ,
September 2nd, 1911.                  I
sept. 9 dec!
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days
after date I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a licence to prospect for Coal and Petroleum under the following described submarine areas adjacent to
the South-west Coast of Saturna Island, Cowichan District, British Columbia:—Commencing at a post placed about the south-west
corner of the north-west quarters of Section
5, Saturna Island, Cowichan District, British
Columbia; thence 80 chains south; thence
80 chains east; thence 50 chains north, more
or less to the sea beach at high water mark;
thence following the sea beach at high water
mark in a westerly direction to the point
of commencement.
Dated September 18th, 1911.
Locator, W. FLINDELL*
Agent, G. F.  Payne,
nov. 25 dec. 23
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands for a Licence to prospect
for Coal and Petroleum under the following
described submarine areas adjacent to the
south-west Coast of Saturna Island, Cowichan District, Britisli Columbia:—Commencing at a post placed at the south-west corner
of Section No. 2, Saturna Island, Cowichan
District, British Columbia; thence 62 chains
south; thence 80 chains east; thence 80 chains
north, to the sea beach at high water mark;
thence following the sea beach at high water
mark in a westerly direction to the point of
commencement.
Dated  September   18th,   1911.
Locator, E. R. CARTWRIGHT.
Agent, G. F. Payne,
nov. 25 dec. 23
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands for a Licence to prospect
for Coal and Petroleum under the following
described submarine areas adjacent to the
south-west coast of Saturna Island, Cowichan
District, British Columbia:*—Commencing at
a post placed at the south-cast corner of
Section No. a, on Saturna Island, Cowichan
District, British Columbia; thence 60 chains
south; thence 80 chains west; thence 80
chains to the sea beach at high water mark;
thence following the sea beach at high water
mark in an easterly direction to point of
commencement.
Dated September 18th, 1911.
Locator, T. D. ROBERTS.
Agent, G. F. Payne.
mm
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Malahat
TAKE notice that we, Rl V. Winch & Co.,
Limited, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Commission Agents, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described
lands:*—Commencing at a post planted at
high water mark at the north-east corner of
Lot 95, Malahat District; thence east to
low water mark; thence southerly and following low water mark to a point due east
of the south-east corner of Lot 118, Malahat
District; thence west to high water mark;
thence northerly and following high water
mark to the point of commencement, containing ten acres more or less.
Dated October 26th,  1911.
R. V. WINCH & CO., LIMITED.
By William Meyerstein, Agent,
nov. 4 dec. 30
WATER NOTICE
I,   Frederick   A.   Futcher,   of   508   Dalll
Road, in the City of Victoria, British Colul
bia,   Merchant,  give notice  that on the  61
day  of December,  1911,  at the hour of  2,1
o'clock  in  the  afternoon,   I  intend  to appr
to   the   Water   Commissioner   at   his   offiJ
Parliament    Buildings,    Government    Strei
Victoria,   B.C.,   for   a  water   license  to   tar
and use four cubic ieet of water per seccj
from  Arbutus Creek in  Malahat Division 1
Victoria District.    The water is to be tal{
from the stream about nine and a half chaj
from  its outlet  at the  sea on the west
of Saanich Arm or  Inlet.    The water isl
be used on Lot 120, Malahat District, for f
dustrial purposes. _      1
The location of the proposed reservoir sil
are: I
No.   1   reservoir,   in  Arbutus  Creek,  abf
nine and a half chains from its outlet at
sea. ,
No. 2 reservoir, about fourteen chains norl
east of No. 1 reservoir, and east of V§
couver  Island  Trunk  road.
Dated November 2nd,  1911.
FREDERICK A. FUTCHER|
nov 4
WATER NOTICE
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
established by notice bearing date June 30th,
1908, and published in the British Columbia
Gazette on July 2nd, 1908, over certain lands
in the Districts of Cariboo and Lillooet in
the vicinity of the 52nd parallel of North
latitude, is cancelled in so far as the same
relates to the lands surveyed as Sections 12,
13, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, and 36, Township 46, Lillooet District; Sections 4, 5, 6, 7,
8, and 9, Township 52, Lii!ooet District; Sections 1, 2, 4, 9, 12. 1$, 16, 17, 18, 23, 26,
35, and 36, Township 54, Lillooet Districtc;
Sections 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33, Township
84, Lillooet District; Sections 25, 26, 27, 28,
29. 30, 3>i 32. 33. 34. 35. and 36, Township
86, Lillooet District; Sections 34, 35 and 36,
Township 88, Lillooet District; Sections 1, 2,
3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 15, and 16, Township 47, Cari*
boo District;   Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
15, 16, 17, 18, 21 and 22, Township 49, Cari
  lup 49, Ci
boo District;   and Sections  1, 2, 3, 4, 5,  6,
7, 8, 0, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, is. 16, 17, 18, 19,
20 ana 21, Township 51. Cariboo District, and
Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 18 and 20, Township 53,
Cariboo District.
R. A, RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.
uth October, 1911.
oct, 14 Jan. 13
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Vincent Clayton, of
Bella Coola, occupation Storekeeper, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at
a post planted 10 chains west of the northwest corner of Lot 126, Bella Coola; thence
south 20 chains; thence west 80 chains;
tnence north 10 chains more or less to
south boundary of Lot 3; thence east 50
chains more or less to south-east corner of
Lot 3; thence north 10 chains more or less
to the south-west corner of Lot 2; thence
east 30 chains more or less along south
boundary of Lot 2 to point of commencement.
VINCENT CLAYTON.
Dated September  26th,  1911.
I, Vancouver Island Power Compaj
Limited, of 1016 Langley Street, in the C
of Victoria, give notice that on the 5th
of December, ton, I intend to apply tol
Water Commissioner at the City of Victl
for a license to take and use four cubic r
of water per second from a creek flovl
into Bear Creek in the Malahat Division
Victoria Water District, the water to be til
from the stream 3500 feet from its junel
with Bear Creek and is to be used on|
area adjacent to the stream on the
side thereof and below the point of divet|
for industrial purposes.
VANCOUVER ISLAND POWER
CO., LTD.,
G. W. Tripp, Direct!
N.B,—(If storage  is  applied for, desn
the  location of the  proposed reservoir I
reasonable particularity.)     It is propose^
store water about two miles up stream
the  junction   of  the   said   Creek  with
Creek,   the   property   to   be   impoundedl
amount approximately to 25-acre feet andl
works   proposed   for   penning   back   of |
water to be a Log Crib Dam ten feet
with gates to regulate the flow,
nov. 4 dl
VICTORIA  LAND DISTRICT
District of Sooke
TAKE notice that  Thomas J.  Cartwrl
of East Sooke, occupation Surveyor, intl
to apply for permission to purchase thel
lowing   described   lands:—Commencing   f
post planted at the south-east corner of 1
tion   110,  bounded  as  follows:—Commeri
at   this   post;   thence   south   twenty   chi
thence   west   eighty   chains;   thence   rl
twenty  chains;   thence   east  eighty  chaii
Dated October 30th,  1911.
THOMAS J. CARTWRIGK,
nov. 4 da
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Co.-*-t, Range III
TAKE.notice that .v.oert Edward Chi
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Banker, ini
to apply for permission to purchase the
lowing   described   lands :•—Commencing I
post planted at the north-west corner ol
140, Dean Channel, thence east twenty chi
thence north ten chains more or less til
soutii bank of the Salmon River; thenci
lowing the soutii bank of the Salmon
in   a   south-westerly   direction  twenty   cl
more or less, thence south to point of |
mencement,   and   containing  ten  acres
or less.
Dated October 21st,   1911.
ALBERT EDWARD CHRISTI
A. K. Stuart, Agil
nov. 25 jf
COAST LAND DISTRICT
Range  I
TAKE notice that Archibald Dunbar I
lor, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Barl
intends to apply for permission to pun
the following described lands:—Comma
at a post planted on thc east shore of|
dero Channel and about thirty chains
of Henry Point; thence east 45 chains; 1
north 30 chains to the south-west corr!
Lot 91; thence north 40 chains along thi
of Limit gi and thence west 45 chains P
or less to the shore of Caraero Cha
thence south along the shore of C_
Channel to point of commencement.
Dated November 17th,  1911.
ARCHIBALD DUNBAR TAYLj
Geo. Y. Hibberd, AgJ THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1911
11
The New Westminster Convention
The topics which were discussed at
the New Westminster Convention,
and which formed the subjects of the
various Resolutions passed, can be
best dealt with in the Editorial
columns, but the narrative of the
Convention, with its interesting and
sometimes picturesque features is entitled to ? column of its own.
This   Convention   was   the   largest
ever held in the  Province;   Victoria
attracted  some  200 delegates;   Vancouver   mounted   up   to   250;    New
[Westminster,  with  the  aid  of  alternates, had a full delegation of 420, be-
ling    ten    representatives    for    each
IM. P. P.   In addition, there were pro-
|bably twenty ex-officio members.
The   gathering   took   place   in   St.
|George's Hall, which was packed to
suffocation at every session and was
entirely inadequate for the  purpose.
■Mayor Lee was the leading and moving spirit in all the ceremonies; his
position  as  Chief  Magistrate of the
fcity placed him at the front and kept
turn there.    He had to welcome the
lissembly in felicitous terms; he had
lo present them with the key of his
|lomain;   he had to tell them that at
leven o'clock at night every police-
Inan would be in bed ancl New Westminister would belong to the visitors;
lie had to announce sundry banquets,
|eceptions and ceremonies, and final-
had to submit to sufficient praise
turn the head of any ordinary man.
But Mayor Lee is not an ordinary
lian;   he  is  a  little,  compact,   ener-
letic piece of pushfulness, brimming
Iver   with   optimism,   believing   that
tew Westminster is going to be the
(rcatest   city   in   the   Province,   and
Irmly convinced that it possesses 11a-
liral advantages    for    harbours and
pncral   transportation   facilities   far
pyond those   of Victoria   and Van-
liuver.
[This is the spirit which builds up
lg cities and fires the whole com-
lunity with enthusiasm. Everyone
Imired Mayor Lee and everyone
lis proud of the manner in which
conducted himself ancl discharged
ie onerous duties devolved upon
Im. One enthusiastic Victoria dele-
lite shouted from thc floor of the
(invention: "We would like to bor-
Iw Mayor Lee for the Capital City"
lis Worship made the lightning re-
|rt: ''It strikes me you've got Mor-
than you can manage already."
lit did one good as the different dis-
|cts were called out to hear the revise:    "A   full   delegation."      Of
lirse, this had reference to numbers
Idicl one goocl to witness the spon-
leity with which the services of the
ef officers were recognized.     The
|r-popular W. B. Mackay, who has
admirably discharged the duties of
Presidential office since  Mr.  W.
Foster  became  Deputy  Minister
iWorks, was elected President with
treat  shout that would  brook  no
jond nomination.    Mr. J.  B.  Willison, the hard-working Secretary,
10 presented a most admirable and
|e Report was re-elected Secretary.
Edmonds, the popular New West-
lister barrister, was re-elected
liasurer, Mayor Lee was promoted
J the first Vice-Presidency. The
liable services of Mr. L. T. Shat-
11 of   Penticton   who    has never
|sed an executive meeting since he
first made a member four years
well   earned   the   second   Vice-
|sidency  which  was   accorded  to
neni.   con.
|or the third Vice-Presidency there
a warm contest requiring three
lots, before a decision was regis-
|d in favour of Mr. Tait of Vic-
Tn recognising the services of
officials of the Provincial Asso-
lion by formal resolution, a special
Id of praise was accorded to the
llest but effective Ben Cunliffe,
li, as Assistant Secretary, has made
lime for himself whicii any official
lilt envy.
Inmediately  on  my return   I  was
Id: "Did the Convention discover
new stars in the political firma-
lt?" I do not think so, although it
Inly fair to say that excellent
fches were made hy Herbert Cutli-
of  Victoria  and   Pat   Maitland.
as  a  matter  of  fact  there  was
little time for speechifying and
[t  of  the   Resolutions  had  to  be
submitted without discussion. Too
much time was taken up with balloting and the Convention was kept
waiting more than a day for the Report of the Resolutions Committee.
But the Executive has accepted a suggestion and has already outlined a
programme for the future which will
strictly limit the time required for balloting ancl which will place the Resolutions in the hands of the Convention as soon as it assembles. Premier McBride delivered one of the
important speeches of his career during the final morning session. It was
a calm, deliberate, profound and
weighty utterance. Moreover, it was
courageous to a degree and outlined
a policy whicii will undoubtedly
be received with enthusiasm throughout the Province.
After the Premier's, by far the
neatest and most effective speech of
the Convention was one of the all too
rare addresses of the Hon. W. R.
Ross. The Minister of Lands is altogether too modest; he apparently
does not know that he has all the earmarks of an able platform speaker.
He has a happy faculty of going to
the kernel of a matter and showing
his audience in a few cleft sentences
the gist of the whole thing. In conciseness, in lucidity and in facility of
expression he has no superior in the
Government ranks. When he has finished organizing ancl systematizing it
is to be hoped that he will find time
for a little more speechifying.
The key-note of the Convention
was one of unity and determination
and it is an undoubted fact that the
Conservative organization was never
in as goocl a state of efficiency and
never so united in its efforts to carry
out a Conservative policy.
Apart from the proceedings of the
Convention there were two items of
importance. The first was a really
splendid banquet tendered by Mayor
Lee and the citizens of New Westminster. This was held in the Royal
Cafe on Friday night. Four hundred
sat down and were entertained in a
manner whicii would perhaps have
been impossible in any other city in
the Province. The excellence of the
repast was largely due to the fact
that New Westminster has an open
market which is well supplied with
every kind of farm produce.
The other item is of infinitely
greater importance ancl would require
many columns to do it justice. I refer to the visit of the delegates to
the Asylum and Experimental Farm
at Coquitlam. If the Provincial University were not developing into such
magnificent proportions, the Hon. Dr.
Young might well be content to allow
the Coquitlam enterprise to stand as
the monument of his career.
There is nothing like it in the
world; it is conceived on broad,
statesmanlike lines; it is being
equipped and developed in a manner
which is bound to attract world-wide
attention. Instead of cooping up the
unfortunate patients in padded rooms
or behind iron bars, they are encouraged to live and work in the open.
They cultivate the land, tend the
cattle, attend to the dairying ancl
practically do all the work about the
farm. But, in addition, they have actually created the farm itself. They
have erected modern buildings which
are full of prize cattle ancl horses;
they have painted and decorated;
they have made furniture; indeed they
have done everything that has been
done about the place, and, what is
more important than all, they have
furnished Dr. Young with an opportunity of demonstrating the new, humane system of treating deranged
patients.
Xo wonder that the Convention
was aroused to enthusiasm as it
contemplated this great work, and no
wonder that the Mayor of Kamloops
in speaking to the toast of "The Provincial Government." urged the adoption of similar humane principles in
dealing with the inmates of the Penitentiary.
In the last moments Hon. Thomas
Taylor delivered a model speech and
incidentally stated that his colleague,
Mr. Bowser, had already outlined a
project upon the lines suggested.
On Saturday afternoon the delegates  returned from  Coquitlam and
disbanded in the Royal City. They
had crowded as much business and
observation into two clays as was pos
sible and the opinion was unanimous
that we are indeed living in stirring
times, that everything is on the move,
that the governing of the Province is
a big business and that it is being
carried on in a business-like manner
    W.  B.
Character by Handwriting
The Editor of The Week wishes
to call special attention to this Department, which is conducted by an
English gentleman, a 'Varsity man of
high attainments. Character reading
from hand-writing is a scientific
study, entirely devoid of charlatanism
and is possibly the most reliable index of all, because hand-writing re*
cords the development of character,
and its index is not confined to natural traits. It is an interesting
study, not merely in enabling us to
see ourselves as others see us, but
may be turned to important account
in submitting the hand-writing of persons with whom we have business re*
lations. Indeed, viewed in this aspect,
it is only a reasonable precaution to
learn all that the chirographist can
tell us. Before deciding to institute
this Department the Editor of The
Week imposed the severest tests, submitting the hand-writing of well-
known persons entirely unknown to
the gentleman conducting this De
partment, who is a stranger to Victoria and a recent arrival. He is prepared to guarantee absolute accuracy
and hopes that the readers of The
Week will avail themselves of what
is a genuine privilege.
RULES
1. All persons wishing to consult
"Tau" must enclose a specimen of
hand-writing, consisting of about four
lines, written on unruled paper. It
may be signed with their own name
or not, but there must be an initial
or nom-de-plume to identify the
answer, which will appear in the next
issue of The Week.
2. Each specimen of hand-writing
must be accompanied by a P. O. for
50 cents or stamps for the same
amount, and the outside of the envelope should be indited "Hand-writing."   Absolute privacy is guaranteed.
REPLIES
A 2—According to tlie ethics accepted by
most women "A ■>" should be distinctly truthful. There is nothing about her which would
indicate in any degrees a deceitful character.
When once her affections are lixed it would be
very hard to move them. I should say that
''A 2" would not hasten about giving them
and would not be averse to a flirtation or
two before settling down. The sense of right
anil wrong is very clearly expressed. I'he
heart will sway "A 2" throughout her life, nut
she has so much common sense that it should
always balance the dictates of her heart. In
this connection she would probably choose
a good husband if left to herself. Inconsistency runs as a thread throughout the character and makes "A 2" a person who is liable
to do the unexpected. In truth, "A 2" is an
interesting character to diagnose, not at all
an easy one.
"Bruce"—This hand-writing is interesting
as, apart from other characteristics it denotes
one who, given a great opportunity, would
seize it. Not artistic, fond of outdoor life,
should be a good shot and tennis player.
An independent, decided character, candid to
the verge of tactless, not unreserved but on
thc whole pessimistic. Generous, not money-
grubbing. Straightforward, good powers of
application, original and of literary habits.
Affectionate, and a good friend. Not o*/cr
precise, and pursues the main idea to the exclusion of side issues. Keen sense of wit
and humour.
H. C. B.—A bright, breezy, open nature;
artistic, rather fond of approbation, and a
little self-conscious. Enthusiastic, sanguine
and ambitious. Affectionate and attracted by
the opposite sex. Generous, not wasteful, not
very methodical. Impulsive and apt to slur
over matters. Imagination'with a fair willpower. Common sense and justice are both
well marked. A good deal of energy, little
reserve and a quick, but not violent, temper.
Critical, but with a sense of humour. Should
bc a good card player. Not very precise nor
always candid.
W. R.—A contradictory character. Fair
sense of humour, artistic taste not pronounced but what there is is musical. Fond
of nature, flowers and gardening or agriculture. Will-power not* well developed, temper
is more sullen than hasty. Neither very
methodical nor mathematical; fond of talking, and inclined to be assertive and self.
opinionated. Common&ense is good, fairly neat
hut not a precise person in anything. Inclined to cultivate the good opinion of others
rather than holding to principles. More rash
than cautious.    Apt to bc inconsistent.
G. M,—A good manager. Impulsive, ardent and very affectionate to those she likes.
Fond of gaiety and social life. Has good
artistic lastes but is not an artist in any way.
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Dresses well but is not neat. Fairly tnethodl-
cal, somewhat inconsistent and a poor sense
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Has a good imagination, not very tactful,
and not always considerate of the feelings of
others. Strong will, obstinate at times;
strong temper, sometimes uncontrolled. More
easily led than coerced, Lots of energy and
good sense of humour. Likes to be lirst in
all things and to bc popular. Is somewhat
inclined to big ideas and extravagance.
Little Chipmunk -Should lie good at draw-
ing and painting, Methodical, able to plan,
cautious and somewhat reserved. Strong
sense of duty. Not a friend to many but a
true friend to few. Inclined tu hasty temper.
Neat but somewhat careless; generous, not
extravagant. Will power fair, not deceitful
nor very critical; you study other people
and you are unselfish. Good common sense.
Ambition is not great. Rather pessimistic itty
vour outlook. 12
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1911
Society
Mrs. Scroggie, Montreal, has been
staying at the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. Richard Mainguy, from Chemainus, was in the city during the
week.
Mr. J. R, Anderson, who has been
visiting in the Old Country, is again
in the city.
* #   *
Miss Fawcett, "Dingley Dell," has
.' returned from  a visit  to  the  Mainland.
if     **<    _Y
Mr. Roderick Horsfield, from Manchester, Eng., is a recent arrival in
the city ancl is registered at the
Dominion Hotel.
f Mr. and Mrs. Trewartha James, accompanied by the Misses James, left
on the 23rd for the Old Country,
where they will take up their residence for the future.
* *   *
Mrs. John Hope left Vancouver last
week for the East, where she will join
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
Dunsmuir, ancl her sisters in New
York, and will sail with them for
Europe where they will spend some
months travelling.
Mrs. Abrahame E. Smith, Maclure
Street, entertained recently a few of
her friends at bridge. Some of those
present were: Mrs. Schwengers, Mrs.
Bennet, Mrs. Bell, Mrs. McB. Smith,
Mrs. Burdick, Mrs. Ross, Mrs. Brett,
Mrs. Bechtel, Mrs. Ker, Mrs. McBride, Mrs. Pigott, Mrs. J. Rithet,
Mrs. Spratt, Mrs. C. Todd, Mrs. Tuck,
Mrs. Love, Mrs. Raymur, Mrs. McCallum, Miss Walshe, and others.
The first prize was won by Mrs. C.
Todd, and the second by Mrs.
Schwengers.
Mrs. E. G. Prior was hostess on
Wednesday afternoon of last week of
a smart and most enjoyable tea. The
house was prettily and daintily decorated for the occasion with quantities of flowers and trailing greenery. Among the guests present were:
Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. McGuire, Mrs.
Harold Robertson, Mrs. Bodwell,
Mrs. George Johnston, Mrs. Herman
Robertson, Mrs. Matterson, Mrs.
Hughes, Mrs. A. S. Gore, Mrs. Arthur
Jones, Mrs. Mills, Miss Jones, Miss
Combe, Miss Mason, Miss Doris Mason, Miss Monteith, Miss Genevieve
Irving, Miss Woods, Miss Butchart,
Miss Evans, Miss Gormully, Miss
Pooley, Miss Helen Peters and others.
A marriage was solemnized at
Christ Church Cathedral on the 25th
inst. between Gladys Blanche, second
daughter of E. F. Hill of Victoria and
grand-daughter of Capt. Henry Wors-
ley Hill, R.N., and Richard Henry
Simmonds of the Lands Department,
Government Buildings, Victoria, the
youngest son of the late R. G. Simmonds, Income Tax Department (Ireland), ancl grandson of the late Capt.
Robert Simmonds, R.N. The happy
couple were the recipients of many
handsome presents. The honeymoon
will be spent on the mainland.
*   *   *
Mrs. J, E. Wilson was hostess last
week at her charming residence on
St. Charles Street, of a most enjoyable tea. The tea-table was tastefully adorned with yellow chrysanthemums ancl asparagus fern. Among
those present were: Mrs. Atkins, Mrs.
Angus, Mrs. Blackwood, Mrs. Butchart, Mrs. Bass, Mrs. Love, Mrs.
Day, Mrs. Devereaux, Mrs. Erb, Mrs.
Finlayson, Mrs. Gresley, Mrs. Griffiths, Miss Galletly, Mrs. Gaudin, Miss
Harvey,   Mrs.   Higgins,   Mrs.   J. D.
Helmcken, Mrs*' Heisterman, Miss
Heisterman, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Lindsay, Mrs. Langley, Mrs. McBride,
Mrs. McGregor, Mrs. Pigott, Mrs.
Mrs. Phipps, Mrs. Stuart Robertson,
Mrs. Raymur, Mrs. Rhodes, Mrs.
Hunter, Mrs. Savage, Mrs. Solly, Mrs.
Biggerstaff Wilson, Mrs. A. Robertson, Mrs. Warren, Mrs. Wilby and
others.
*   *   *
Mrs. Charles Spratt, "Stoney
Hurst," was hostess on Tuesday last
of a smart tea given as a farewell, in
honour of Mrs. Molly Smith, who
has been a guest in the city from
the South. Mrs. Spratt wore a handsome steel gray toilet, with trimmings
of sequins of the same shade. Mrs.
Smith was gowned in a very dainty
white lace dress. The tea-table which
was tastefully decorated with pink
carnations and asparagus fern, was
presided over by Mrs. Bechtel, who
wore a charming gown of green satin
with an overdress of cream lace. She
was assisted in -her duties by Miss
Phyllis Slater. Some of the guests
were: Mrs. Paterson, Mrs. McBride,
Mrs. Erb, Mrs. Biggerstaff Wilson,
Mrs. Jos. Wilson, Mrs. Butchart, Mrs.
Rome, Miss Rome, Mrs. Blaiklock,
Miss Troup, Miss Fell, Mrs. Stewart
Williams, Mrs. Stuart Robertson, Mrs.
Chas. Rhodes, Mrs. Fleet Robertson,
Mrs. Alister Robertson, Mrs. Gresley, Mrs. Raymur, Miss Raymur, Mrs.
Blackwood, Miss Blackwood, Miss
Veva Blackwood, Miss Hilda Page,
Miss Vera Mason, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs.
McArthur, Mrs. E. Harvey, Miss Butchart, Mrs. C. M. Roberts, Mrs. A.
W. Harvey, Mrs. Watt, Mrs. Wm.
Monteith, Miss Monteith, Mrs. Brett,
Mrs. Ker, Mrs. W. Langley, Mrs.
Bass, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. Bevan,
Mrs. McPhillips, Mrs. Lugrin, Mrs.
Shaw,    Mrs.    Moresby,    Mrs.    Basil
Prior, Mrs. G. Hughes, Mrs. John
Hirsch, the Misses Devereaux, Mrs.
Rickart, Miss Pooley, Mrs. Bernard
Heisterman, Mrs. Powell, Mrs. A. Gillespie, Mrs. J. H. Todd, Mrs. T. O.
Mackay, Mrs. Savage, Mrs. Herrick
McGregor, Mrs. R. S. Day, Miss K.
Gaudin, Mrs. Adrian Fletcher, Miss
Mara and others.
THE  BROAD   HIGHWAY
(Continued from Page 4)
"Disdainful pride is an attribute of
beauty, ever was and ever will be."
"It has always been human to admire and respect that only which is
in any way different to ourselves; in
archaic times those whose teachings
were above men's comprehension, or
who were remarkable for any singularity of action were immediately
deified. Pythagoras recognised this
truth when he shrouded himself in
mystery and delivered his lectures
from behind a curtain."
*!*.   *   *
"A man who acts on impulse may
sometimes be laughed at for his mistakes, but he will frequently attain to
higher things, and bc much better
loved by his fellows than the colder,
more calculating logician.who rarely
makes a blunder."
4f      %      •>•
"Poor fool! That thou must love
a woman—and worship with thy love,
building for her an altar in thine
heart. If altar crumble and heart
burst, is she to blame who is but
woman, or thou, who wouldst have
made her all divine?"
#       *       *
"It is a wise and a true saying that
hard work is an antidote, to sorrow,
a panacea for all trouble; but when
the labour is over ancl done, when the
tools are set by, and the weary
worker goes forth into the quiet evening—how then? For we cannot always work, and sooner or later comes
the still hour when memory rushes
in upon us again, and sorrow ancl remorse sit, dark and gloomy, on either
hand."
*   *   *
"A woman's love transforms the
man till she sees him, not as he is,
but as her heart would have him be;
the dross becomes pure gold, and she
believes and believes until—one day
her heart breaks."
W. B.
Walfisch Bay Award
Acting on  behalf of the  King o_
Spain Senor Joaquin  Fernandez Pri-1
da,  Senator  and  Master of International Law of the Madrid University, |
has issued his award in the arbitration between Great Britain and Germany as  to  the   southern  limits  ofl
Walfisch  Bay.    The  King of  Spain|
was asked in 1909 to appoint an arbitrator.    His  decision  confirms thel
British claim  to  the boundary fixed|
by the survey of Mr. Wrey in 1885.
Lord Strathcona
Lord Strathcona has been gazetted!
Honorary Colonel of the Royal Can-T
adians, the permanent Cavalry Corpa
of Canada named some years ago the
Strathcona Horse, as a compliment td
the High Commissioner for his pal
triotic services during the Soutii Af-j
rican War.
Mrs. S. Shelton
Ye Old Country Dry Goods
Store, 734 Yates St.
English Serge Dress Skirts, navy and
black.    Machine* stitched bottoms.
$2.25 each.    Come and see.
F. KROEGER
ARTISTIC  UPHOLSTERYl
"Windowphanie"
Ma..es Stained Glass out of Plain Glassl
Has Removed to 721 Courtney Street!
Opposite Alexandra Club Telephone 1148
Has this Home vision long been your vision?
The vision—a home all your own.    It's a vision with many and many a couple—and remains a vision because they do not know that
THE vision—this home vision—may readily become a reality through the aid of the WEILER BROS. STORE.
Bring us then your home ideas—let's plan together.   Let us make your
home vision a reality.
CHRISTMAS
COMES ON
DECEMBER 25
THIS YEAR
COUNT TODAY
AND YOU ONLY
HAVE
NINETEEN
SHOPPING DAYS
DO YOUR
SELECTING NOW
LEAVE YOUR
PURCHASES WITH
US TILL YOU
WANT THEM
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Several ladies have been waiting the arrival of this Open Stock Pattern, Vienna shape, fancy decorated, gold
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today. An "open stock" dinner service has many good points, and for a gift will be greatly appreciated.
Should company arrive unexpectedly ancl you have not sufficient dishes to go round, all you have to do is to
phone us. If you purchase an open stock pattern you can always obtain a few extra plates or cups ancl
saucers or a meat dish. The beauty of an open stock is that you can buy a few pieces now and keep adding
to it when you can afford it.   A splendid stock to select from.   COME TODAY.
MR. HUSBAND!
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WIFE A
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IT WILL BE
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ttmMm THE WEEK, SATURDAY,, DECEMBER 2, 1911
13
..
99
Sot to Voce
The Week's Rumours and
Humours
(By The Hornet)      -
That the Ross Bay sea-wall is finished and the interred can now "re-
quiescant in pace."
* *   *
That the Fifth Regiment has just
passed through a course of instruction in shooting with rifles that had
no "sights."
That this is another item which
Lieut.-Colonel Currie is anxious that
The Week should not overlook.
That if figures talk the Fifth Regiment must be getting smaller and
smaller.
That whatever the short-comings of
the Commanding Officer may be, he
is not afflicted with an air of "resignation."
* *   *
That the suggestion of the Colonist
to add to the title of the Duke of
Connaught opens up a great vista of
possibilities.    •
* *   *
That the Earl of Ulster and India
would sound just as well as the Duke
of Connaught and Canada.
* *   *
_ hat Stella Carrol is still at liberty,
I and ah offer of $50 for her arrest
| has not been effective.
* *   *
That at least half-a-dozen city police officers know that she has been
I domiciled   on   Fisguard    Street   for
[several weeks, but the warrant is not
Itheirs to execute.
* *   *
That law-abiding citizens are get-
Iting  tired  of  the  "red  tape"  which
seems to hedge    about    a notorious
criminal.       —,™....* ..v. .,.«,***...     ;;./';,;
* *   *
That the following is taken verbatim from the last issue of the Over-
Seas Mail: "Stella Carrol makes her
concert debut on the evening of November 13 at the Queen's Halh She
will sing   Bishop's   "Lo!   Here   the
Gentle Lark'."
* *   *
That this is either a remarkable coincidence or a case of a "double."
That there will soon be a notable
addition to the hotels of the city when
the Prince George opens for Christmas.
* *   *
That good apartment suites are at
a premium and furnished rooms at a
discount.
* *   *
That Col. Prior's new residence on
St. Charles Street will be one of the
most artistic in the city.
* *   *
That the high price of milk is the
direct result of "race suicide" among
cattle.
* *   *
That this is the  first time British
Columbia   has   suffered    through   a
dearth of "grass widows."
; *   *   *
That Victoria is not hankering after any Toronto Reform; not even in
the matter of its sweepstakes.
* *   *
That the Industrial Workers have
struck a "snag" in Aberdeen, Wash.,
but, contrary to announcement, have
not yet re-appeared in Victoria.
* *   *
That they are welcome to come at
any time;   the hose is ready.
That there are some people who
think the "Dangerous Age" is nearer
thirty than forty.
That the sequel to this remarkable
book proves that Karin Michaelis was
created a great deal "lower than the
angels."
Tliat Marcel Prevost should bc
more'-careful how he- end-o-w»9**>*«eur-
asthenic, hysterical diarists, who have
no mission, even if they have a vogue.
* *   *
That the management of th%Em-
press ^Theatre has not yet solvejh the
musical problem, but has provided a
fairly good representation of "The
Village  Orchestra."
* *   *
That the Times has been barking
up the wrong tree in twitting Mr.
Arthur Hawkes about his "alias." He
is a Swede by birth and "Hawkes"
not "Borne" is the alias.
* *t*( *
That the old proverb, "Put a beggar
on horseback and he will ride to the
devil," has had another notable exemplification in the late manager of
the Canadian Homesteads.
* *   *
That if he ever shows his face in
Victoria again he will get something
more than a  Roland for his Oliver.
* #   *
That there are no fools like "sold"
fools.
* *   *
That the high-school girls still perambulate the streets after school
hours, and some of them do not go
home to "tea."
* *   * '".*
That Mrs. Granat's request for a
strict enforcement of the Curfew Law
would be granted without delay by a
real Reform Mayor.
* #   *
That if elections are not won by
prayers, why so much praying ab6ut
the election of the Bishop?
* *   *
That the local candidates for this
high office manifested retiring modesty at the eleventh hour.
* *   *
That the predicted advance in the
price of milk is a "fait accompli"—
chalk it up.
That the Hibben temporary store is
well placed'to^cl-ay-the part -ot-"**-■_»»«->
■ - "*■   11.... .at,... .^_i...__\ ...... ■    «■   .   _^t._\_nt___m_\Km
net" to the  Spencer emporium.
* *   *
That in consideration of this the
ground rent has been remitted.
$* * *"''''' :■;?*""
That Mayor Morley. is composing
a "swan song" for the outlying municipalities entitled "You may call
spirits from the vasty deep, but will
they come?"
That Mr. Simon Leiser must be
sorry that he kept that letter from
Mr. Templeman, dated Nov. 13, in his
pocket, instead of submitting it to
the  Board  of Trade.
* *   *
That second thoughts are sometimes best.
* *   *
That Mr. L. V. Makovski is the
latest recruit to the Times' staff. His
business is to settle British;.Columbia
with "British born."*,
* *   *
That there is no need to worry
about the appointment of Mr. Shepherd's successor. The position is not
being held for Mr. Hawthornthwaite.
* *   *
That the Mayor's refusal to lay
Commissioner Scholefield's letter before the Council was neither ingenious
nor ingenuous—truth will out.
* *   *
That Miss Stewart should be retained at any cost and appointed Chief
Librarian.
That if this were done the ratepayers would vote any reasonable
amount of money for the support of
the Library.
* *   *
That on Sept. 21st Sir Wilfrid
Laurier was "a feeble old man who
would not again ask the suffrages of
the electors."
* *   *
.That on Nov. 28th "he passed the
seventieth milestone in life's journey
and never appeared to have been in
Jiner mental an-i'■physjcal fettle."    ".'*,
A-_»L,   . .       ..  _A/_   ..   .._t.K..,.. ,      ^"i
* ■***■     # ,M
That the Times cannot even quof j;
correctly. The Week did not say that:**
the tariff schedules^3Z.VSQ. ."bungled"',
that we actually pait} more duty on.
British imports than On American, but
that the schedules were so "arranged"
—which is a very different thing.
* *   *
•" That Mr. J. Hays Hammond's account of tiie Jameson Raid must be
taken with a grain of salt, though, on
his admission, it was one American
"bluff" which did not work.
* *   *
That the St. Louis Post-Despatch
is not very complimentary in its cartoon, which portrays Canada as the
very small tail of the British Lion.
* *   * j;
That if a Dickens Club should be
staged in Victoria there would be no
dearth of applicants to play the stellar role of Mr. Micawber.
* *   *
That the Liberal press will have a
fit if Mr. Borden does not pretty soon*
announce his naval policy.    But it is
dollars to doughnuts there will be no
referendum.
* *   *
That for an illustration of not letting the right hand know what th,e
left hand is doing, take the ignorant:*
of the editorial columns of the Times
with respect to the news columns.
* *   #
That the parliamentary despatches
from Ottawa which appear in the
Colonist and Times, refer to the same
proceedings, but you would not know
it from reading them.
That the Cheerible Brothers always   did   their   Christmas   shopping
early.
* *   *
That the two familiar figures we all
want to meet this Christmas are
"Santa Claus" and "Tiny Tim."
* *   *
That  Time  is   still   nature's  groat
Healer.
BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS HERE AT
25 PER CENT. OFF THE REGULAR PRICES
Watches
And a wealth of other wanted things for
Christmas, offered at our Sale
Discount of 25 p.c.
The list of truly desirable, acceptable and practical gifts which
you have to choose from makes it easily possible to virtually
make nearly all your Xmas purchases here. There are certainly no more worthy gifts than wc show and you have the
., -HHIt*, ,,.,,.  :..-.. ■.._rtm- positive knowledge that every item you buy here is intrinsically
F_    | ITT        11 T^X 1 1%  IT ^^^liljy^'^M^?*^ good—just such a gift as will  reflect  credit on vour taste and
or the Well Dressed Man      ^^^    g00lUmls,,u
WORTHY  WATCHES  MAKE  PRACTICAL GIFTS,  aud  here you  will   find  Ladies'  and  Cents'
While a man may appear well dressed with  a perfect fitting and  stylish  suit,  he is by no  means Watches  in  all   the  best  makes—European,   English,   Swiss and  American   makes,   and   a   splendid
faultlessly dressed  unless the wearer of a stick pin  and  cuff  links.
STICK  PINS  in  cameo,  black opal,  turquoise,  pearl,  diamond  and  pearl  and   numerous  other lot  of  Hoys'   Watches,  too.
gems,   ranging   in   price   from  .$2.00
Less our special sale discount of 25 per cent.
GOLD LINKS—Big variety of these in every wanted design, also several perfectly plain styles.
Prices start at, per pair    $2.00
Subject  to our sale  discount of 25  per cent.
Bracelet Watches at 25 per cent,
off Regular Prices
LADIES'  SOLID   GOLD WRIST WATCH,  reliable   15-jewel  movement,   dainty   strap  with
leather buckle.    Regular price $27.    Our  sale price    $20.25
Same as above, only iu silver case.    Regular $13.75.    Our sale price    $10.35
GENT'S   VERY   SERVICEABLE   WRIST   WATCH   of   solid   silver,    i5-jewel   movement.
Exclusive  design.     Regular   $14.50.     Our   sale   price $10.90
LADIES'   SOLID   GOLD  WOVEN   BRACELET,  with   is-jewel   solid  gold  watch.     Regular
price $65.00.    Our sale price   $48.75
LADIES' UNUSUALLY HANDSOME WRIST, WATCH—Thc wrist band of this beautiful
article is of solid gold and platinum with spring extension. Thc watch has gold face and
very best movement.    Regular price $78.00.    Our sale price   $58.50
Select your Xmas Gift now and let us lay it aside until
you wish delivery.
Household
Necessities
at a Saving of
25 p. c.
SILVER PLATED FERN DISHES-Rcgular, each $4.75.    Now   $ 3.60
SILVER PLATED  FERN  DISHES-Rcgular,  each   $4.25.    Now    $3.20
BAKE DISHES, silver plated, porcelain lined.    Regular $7.25.    Now   $ 5-A5
SILVER   PLATED   BAKE  DISH  of  very  massive  design,  hand   engraved   on   lid.     Regular
price $15.50.    Now    $11.65
SILVER   PLATED   CAKE   DISHES   with   handle,   gilt  centre  and   applied   border.     Regular
$5.50.     Now    • $4.15
SILVER PLATED CRUM.B TRAY AND SCRAPER, applied pattern.    Regular $7.25.    .\,nv...$ 5.45
Challoner £? Mitchell Co, Limited, Jewelers
"The Gift Centre"    1017 Government Street
1^. 14
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1911
fi?
Your Neighbor is Buying in
if
4
The Subdivision De Luxe
CRESCENTBORO
The new Saanich car line is
being constructed within a
short distance of Crescent-
boro. All streets will be
graded and sidewalks laid immediately. Lots now offered
for sale are a safe ancl profitable investment. The steady
growth of Victoria is expanding the city's area annually.
Much of the wealth of the
city's growth is extending toward Crescentboro. Buy now,
act promptly. Prices and
terms within reach of everybody.
CRESCENTBORO
This magnificent nine-roomed house, with hardwood floors, bath, toilet, etc., situated on a lot nearly an
acre in area, commanding an unobstructed view of Portage Inlet and Esquimalt harbor, is  offered as
first prize in the drawing, approximate value $6,ooo; 2nd prize, 6-room house, ^-acre lot, $3,000;
3rd prize, 38 Incubators and building, $2,000
CRESCENTBORO
Crescentboro must be seen to
be appreciated. Lying on a
gentle slope from Burnside
Road to Portage Inlet, it commands a splendid view of the
Inlet and Esquimalt naval
harbor, also on a clear day the
Olympic Mountains can be
clearly discerned. Building
lots are spacious, each site allowing room for a beautiful
home with a choice garden at
the rear. The air is fresh
and invigorating. Every lot is
a view lot and a perfect home-
site. Let us show you. Our
motor car is at your service.
CRESCENTBORO
Prices, $350 to $1,100   Terms, 1 -5 cash, bal. over 21-2 yrs.
You can Enjoy
Happy, Healthful Home Life
in
Crescent
boro
R. B. Elliott and Elmer R. Sly
1309 Douglas Street   Telephone 2974
AND
North West Real Estate Co.
706 Yates Street   -   -   Victoria, B. C.
Motor Boating
Fishing & Canoeing Right at
Your Door in
Crescentboro
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