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Mona Cafe
J. J. BRADFORD.'iVofr/rtor
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Try Hohartized Electric
Cut Coffee   JO cents lb.
1307 Broad St,
The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review,
PabllBhtd at Victoria, S. e.
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
Vol. X.   No. 5
Tenth Year
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
REDISTRIBUTION—The World returns to the attack, with reference to
the subject of Redistribution, and
fter quoting The Week editorial in full,
roceeds to recapitulate its original argu-
lent that representation should be propor-
onate to population.   Its argument is not
ite logical, as a careful perusal will show,
ie first point it seeks to make is that "the
lst Redistribution Bill which was passed
England nearly thirty years ago, made
strong effort to give the borough repre-
ntation proportionate to their population."
it however strong the effort, the ultimate
presentation was not worked out on that
sis.   As a matter of fact, the Government
t as near to this as was practicable, but
und, as governments are always finding,
at the principle is not worKable, and that
ere are other considerations and condi-
ins which demand a variant.    It is no
swer to the contention of The Week
argue that there are inequalities in the
esent method of representation, and the
rorld is fair enough to say that they do not
sert that "the cities came up quite as well
the rural districts."   What it does say,
owever, and is entitled to say is that there
precedent for giving cities of a hundred
lousand a representation equal to only one-
ird that enjoyed by other constituencies,
ut the World overlooks the fact that no-
here else do such conditions as pertain in
ritish  Columbia exist today.    Nowhere
se in the British Empire is there such
lienomenal   development.   Nowhere   else
as a city sprung from 25,000 to 100,000 in
decade.   It is a very different proposition
old settled countries like England, where
ie growth is slow and conditions steady,
d figure out the subject of representation
rom what it is in new, undeveloped, and
apidly expanding countries.    It seems to
he  Week  that  the  strongest  argument
gainst giving larger representation, that is,
o much larger as would be necessitated by
he proposals of the World, to the cities, is
hat   the   small   constituencies   would   be
iwamped, and the control of the legislation
ind government  of  the  whole   Province
jlaced in the hands of a half a dozen cities.
i requires no argument to show how un-
airly this would operate.   It is a simple
natter of record, which can be verified
laily   by   reference   to   the   newspaper
.olumns, that every city organizes, works,
obbies,  and pulls  for its own interests.
This is the spirit of enterprise and emula-
:ion, entirely commendable when applied to
ocal affairs, but highly detrimental to any
general scheme for the development of a
ivhole province if by superior voting power
the cities were able to ensure the carrying
3tit of their own programme without consulting the larger interests involved. There
is another argument against materially increasing the representation of the cities,
assuming always, as the World concedes
that a total representation of forty-two is
adequate, and that is, that since Redistribution can only take place at long intervals,
new districts which are settling up rapidly,
would, within a year or two, be left without
anything approaching fair representation
Conditions in British Columbia are such
that there is every probability that within
the next decade there will be a dozen, or
perhaps more districts in the northern parts
of the Province with a population aggregating 50,000 each.   Indeed, the anticipations
of the Premier, who should be in as good
a position to judge as anyone else, runs
beyond this.   Obviously new districts, just
carved out of the primeval forest require
very much more consideration than settled
communities, and the question of linking
them up with transportation systems, to say
nothing of the necessary expenditures for
public works of every kind, calls for the
assiduous attention of a parliamentary representative.    No doubt the Premier has
this in mind when he decides to go slowly
on such an important subject, and not to
do anything which would simply have the
effect of placing in the hand^ of the concentrated population the interests of scattered
communities, which will soon themselves become important centres. The World
touches on one knotty point which it would
be unfair to ignore, and that is the disproportion between the representation bf Victoria - and Vancouver, having regard to
population. But the disproportion is not
as great as the World suggests, if provision
be made to deal with one or two of the
large near-by constituencies on the mainland. But if the World is as well posted
as it ought to be it would know that the
immediate prospects of development on
Vancouver Island are far in advance of
anything that may be expected on the mainland. Indeed, men of no mean status have
gone so far as to predict that during the
next decade the population of Victoria will
overlap that of Vancouver. This anticipation is based upon three main features:
First, the impending construction of a large
mileage of railway on Vancouver Island and
the mainland which will ultimately make
Victoria the terminus of possibly five
transcontinental lines. Second, the opening
of the Panama canal, which will revolutionize the Pacific Coast seaboard trade,
ancl inevitably make Victoria the principal
port, in consequence of its natural and
physical advantages. The third reason was
briefly touched upon by the Premier in
his address to the Press Gallery when he
stated that he had knowledge of the impending establishment of several very important industries on Vancouver Island.
While he did not particularize, it may safely
be conjectured from collateral evidence that
he referred at least to enormous fisheries
and canneries for which British capital has
been secured, a large and speedy development in lumbering, and its secondary industries, and an iron and steel industry. These
conjectures are based on reliable data, and
furnish the strongest possible reason why
it would be unwise at the present juncture
to reduce the present representation of the
Capital City. In admitting the fair manner
in which the argument has been conducted
by the World, The Week once more deprecates the suggestion that any statements
it has made on the subject of Redistribution are inspired. It does so because the
World repeatedly insists that its utterances
are official, which is not the case. The
Week may be as far out in its own conjectures as the World, but does not think so.
explanation as to why the B. C. E. R. has
failed to live up to its opportunity, one may
refer to the annual ihee.ting of the Company recently held in London, when Mr.
R. M. Home-Payne, the Chairman, obviously felt called upon to enter Tnto a defence
of his Company. His attitude toward the
complaints was entirely satisfactory. He
admitted that there was room for improvement and he recognized the right of the
public to complain, but he claimed that his
Company had discharged its obligations to
the public for the past fifteen years "in a
more liberal spirit than any other company
on the North American Continent." That
they had spent $25,000,000 on the task,
but that there had been difficulties, especially in Victoria and Vancouver, not due
to any lack of foresight on the part of the
Company, but to the unprecedented rapidity with which those cities had grown.
For instance, in Vancouver, the gross earnings had nearly doubled in the two years
ending 1911, having jumped from £478,000
to £900,000 in 1911, which made it utterly
impossible for the management to keep pace
with the work. In the next place, it could
neither purchase nor secure delivery of sufficient rolling stock. Noting that the increase in business still continued on these
general lines, the Chairman assured the
meeting that "they were now better organized to meet the strain." This may be
taken as an earnest that they are alive to
their responsibilities and will do their best
to remedy the defects complained of. At
the conclusion of his very interesting remarks the Chairman said that London was
at present inundated with wide proposals
from Canada, especially in connection with
land and town property. "Be careful," he
said, "but remain certain that Canada offers
the best opportunities for investment in the
whole world." This statement, coming
from the Chairman of such an influential
company, is of the most reassuring character, especially as it was the prelude to the
announcement of a dividend of six per cent
on the preferred ordinary stock, and eight
per cent on the deferred.
THE B. C. E. R.—No paper which
professes to voice public opinion
independently can ignore the very
widespread complaints recently made about
the service of the B. C. E. R. in and around
Victoria. It would serve no good purpose to
join in the common' hue and cry; no one
is in a position to deny that the service is
inadequate in every sense; that there is a
scarcity of rolling stock; that much of that
in use is obsolete; that for lack of double
tracking there are numerous vexatious delays, and that populous sections of the city
and environs are without a service, although
they have every right to demand one. There
must be some answer to this severe criticism, because the B. C. E. R. is an English company, officered by men of high position, some at any rate of whom are familiar
with conditions in B. C. Moreover, they
are anxious to make profits and to pay
dividends, and they must be aware that the
present system in Victoria handicaps them
to the extreme, both in profit-making and
in dividend-paying. When every allowance
has been made for the inconvenience inflicted on the company by the dereliction of
the City authorities, it still remains that the
public have a genuine grievance.   For some
THE S. P. C. A.—The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals is an excellent
institution, and is well managed. It has an
influential committee and an indefatigable
secretary and inspector. Thanks to their
vigilance, persons who habitually ill-treat
animals are few and far between in Vic
toria, and the promptness with which any
case brought to their notice is investigated
and dealt with acts as a terror to evil-doers
and inspires the public with confidence. It
would be a happy thing if every city in
the Dominion were as free from offences
involving cruelty to animals as Victoria.
The annual report for 1911 is just to hand,
and should be widely read. It contains a
valuable chapter on educating the young
to be kind to dumb creatures; another to
the public containing suggestions as to one's
duty if cruelty is witnessed. These chap- .
ters are specially commended to our readers,
because the work of the S. P. C. A. is essentially one which depends on public sympathy and a strong public opinion for its
proper carrying out. The financial report
is entirely satisfactory, showing that the
business of the Society has been conducted
economically, and it is doubtful if with so
modest an expenditure as $1,145.35 as much
good could have been done in any other
THE HOME RULE BILL—A dispatch has been received from London, purporting to give a forecast
of the Home Rule Bill. It is not necessary
to recapitulate all its provisions, but they
furnish ground for doubting whether in the
first place such a measure would ever pass,
the British House of Commons, and even
if it did, whether it would be acceptable to
the Nationalists. Obviously a settlement
which was not acceptable to the leaders of
the Home Rule movement would be no
settlement at all, and would leave a festering sore still open. The Week, however,
is less concerned about satisfying Mr. Redmond and his followers than about maintaining the integrity of the Imperial Parliament, and needless to say, the integrity
of the Empire. A proposal which would
give the Irish Parliament full control of the
customs and excise and which would place
the Irish Constabulary under the control of
a Home Rule Parliament, after the lapse of
twelve years, will never be accepted by law-
abiding British subjects. Whatever else
happens in Ireland, the Royal Constabulary will have to remain under the direction and control of the Imperial authorities,
at any rate, for an indefinite period. In
saying this, The Week is but voicing thc
unanimous opinion of Protestant Ireland,*
and those who think that a measure of
Home Rule such as that proposed is in any
degree comparable to the Home Rule we
enjoy in Canada, has yet to learn the very
alphabet of government. If the dispatch is
in any appreciable degree reliable. Home
Rule will continue to be a football for many
ANEW CITY HALL—While there
has been a very wide difference of
opinion as to the best location of a
new City Hall, there has been none as to
the necessity for one. The referendum
vote shows a small majority in favour of
the present site, but The Week believes
that a careful inquiry would result in recommending the site it has always favoured,
viz., the Wide portion of Pandora Avenue
from Cook Street t > Chambers Street.
There are at least throe points in favour
of this location: It is convenient; it would
cost nothing, because the City owns the
land, and it occupies a commanding position. The only possible argument against
it is that it appears to be a little bit out
of the way, but with any regard to thc
assured growth of Victoria, it cannot fail
to be well within the City in the near future.
In support of this project, a prominent
citizen has written to The Week, pointing
out that from Cook Street east to Chambers
Street, the land available for building is
wider than the Douglas Street frontage of
the present City Hall and three times as
long. A modern building with a facade
facing the approach from Douglas Street
up Pandora would have a fine appearance.
The north and south fronts of the building, both of which would be on the street,
would afford ample accommodation for
all the City officers, and the sum realized
by selling the site of the present City Mall
would go a long way toward defraying thc
cost of the new building.
gratifying to know that thc local
Legislature is a unit on the importance of urging the Federal Government to
"hurry up" on the subject of Imperial naval
defense. No doubt the general urgency of
the question is emphasized by thc approaching completion of the Panama Canal. Indeed, this circumstance furnished Mr.
Brewster with the raison d'etre for his resolution. The amended resolution fairly
covers the whole ground and should not be
without its effect. Whilst endorsing Mr.
Borden's proposal to act p.fter consultation
with the Imperial authorities, it draws attention to local conditions which suggest
expedition. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1912
On one occasion I went out of my
way, that is, out of my ordinary rut,
to say a word for a new industry,
which had been established in Victoria. 1 refer to thc Tesselated Tile,
which has since obtained considerable
notoriety. I am going to follow suit
and call attention to another industry
which is not conspicuously known to
the majority of Victorians. I refer
to art glass work. The popular impression is that most of such material
is imported from the States or from
England, but at Roy's Art Glass
Works on Pandora street, leaded
glass windows have been made, which
are not only in thc highest degree
creditable to the industry, but serve
the double purpose of a window and
a popular educator. One set of windows has just been completed for
the Grand Forks Court House and
has been highly praised. This set illustrates the fruit-growing prospects
in the neighbourhood, and another the
mineral wealth. These windows were
designed by Mr. Michael Hallward,
a local designer and decorator. Mr.
Roy himself is an expert at the business and served a long apprenticeship in the Old Country. It is a
pleasure to say a word on behalf of
an industry which is artistic and
whicii is not represented in many
cities of the size of Victoria.
* *   *
There seems to be a little lack of
foresight around the City Hall in
more departments than one. For instance, quite a long time ago two constables were promoted to the rank
of sergeants; indeed, one of these
promotions dates back to May, 1911,
yet neither man has received sergeant's uniform or sergeant's pay. I
undersiand thc reason of this is that
the uniform ha**> to be imported, and
the Police Commissioners are unwilling to set a bad precedent in advancing the pay until the recipient is pro-
' perly rigged out. If this is not the
correct explanation, I should be glad
to know what it is and to publish it.
* *   *
Speaking of the City Hall, I had
occasion to attend a committee meeting in the Council Chamber this
week, of course, as a mere spectator.
Anything more dreary, discouraging,
and uncomfortable than the Council
Chamber of the Victoria City Hall, I
havc never had to do with. In the
first place the acoustic properties are
so bad that although I was seated
less than twenty feet from the chairman and directly in front of him, I
did not hear half he said. Other
speakers wcre almost inaudible. The
effect of addressing a meeting under
such conditions is not only depressing, but absolutely ineffective, lt is
hard labour of the severest kind, and
one feels all the time that no impression is being made, whicii is a fact.
I now understand first of all why the
City Council has such an unsatisfactory record as a working machine,
and also why the aldermen are so
touchy and so easily get on "the
ragged edge" of things. I cannot
conceive it to be possible that any
organization could conduct its business in such a room without becoming quarrelsome. Matters arc made
worse by the constant rattle of traffic
on the paved streets, and I am more
than ever convinced that the time
has come when we should havc a
new City Hall and Council Chamber,
and this does not involve even the
slightest suggestion as to a suitable
*   *   *
I wonder whose business it is to
take notice of a huge heap of rubbish,
comprised of debris from the Old
Brunswick Hotel, whicli has been lying across the roadway on Douglas
Street for more than three months.
Not only is it an unnecessary obstruction to traffic, but as it stretches
across the gutter, it dams up the
water and makes a nice puddle for
ladies to step into.   I have made in
quiries and am told that this is one
of the privileges allowed to contractors until some long-suffering member of the public kicks. In this particular instance I do not know who
the contractor is. 1 hope he is not
the same one as 1 have involuntarily
slated on numerous occasions, but
even if he is, I cannot help it. The
very last thing I should imagine is
that the responsibility rests with the
City Engineer's Department.
*   *   *
We all remember the old saying,
"Whom the gods would destroy, they
first make mad," and I cannot help
thinking that they have sinister designs upon the City Engineer. Since
the last issue of The Week he has
literally been running amuck among
the members of his staff. If I am
correctly informed, he has discharged
nine, which is almost a record for one
week. Now if these men were incompetent or no longer required, the
Engineer would be strictly .within his
rights, always assuming that he
effected the discharge with that courtesy which characterizes City Engineers of reputation. But when a
man learns first of all from the newspapers that he has been fired, and another man learns it from his colleagues, and when both are assured
that theie is no fault to be found
with their competency, and then when
seven others are let out at one fell
swoop, wiwthout explanation, people
begin to scratch their heads and to
wonder how far the gods have proceeded in their preliminary canker.
No doubt these things will be looked
into by the investigating committee,
which may bc trusted to sift matters
to the bottom. All I am concerned
about is that men who work hard,
who have families to support, and
who had every reasonable expectation
of steady employment, now that
spring weather is coming, should not
be incontinently fired without excuse
or even the common politeness of an
explanation. The last man who can
afford to do this is the City Engineer, even though he may at present
be entrenched behind the by-law,
which however, is not like the laws
of the Medes and Persians.
*   *   *
Some time ago I voiced a complaint
from the apartment and boarding
houses of the city referring to the
difficulty of securing any reply to a
telephone call. Since then I have
been inundated with requests to repeat the complaint which is obviously a most insistent one. I have also
taken a little trouble in investigating
the matter, and find that so far as
lodging houses are concerned, there
is only one telephone, which is invariably answered by the slavey, or
some member of the household. Now
many lodging houses have a dozen
inhabitants, and just think of the
work tllis makes for one or two people at most to answer all the 'phone
calls, including those of ladies suffering from chronic ennui, whose sole
purpose in ringing up is to have a
chat. I do not wonder that the
slavey gets tired. When one comes
to apartment houses the conditions
are different. In very few instances
is there a separate telephone for each
suite. Most of them are on party
lines, which occasions congestion. I
am told that this cannot be remedied,
because the telephone company cannot supply the instruments—another
argument for government ownership.
Finally, people seem to forget that
dwellers in flats and suites spend far
less time in their own rooms than
those who live in private houses.
There is not the same attraction.
They inevitably become more dissipated. They must of necessity take
most of their meals out, and the consequence is that one may have a "call"
hanging up for hours. Altogether
I see nothing but trouble ahead for
the next generation. Whatever else
happens, I am satisfied that we shall
be civilized out of comfort, quiet, and
rest of every kind.
Victoria Amateur Dramatic Club
"Lady Huntworth's
With a Strong Cast
at the Victoria Theatre
Friday & Saturday, February 9 & 10
Prices, $1.00, 75c & 50c
Hotel Prince George
The Official Opening of the Hotel and Cafe
will take place on
Thursday, Feb. 8
A Special Dinner will be
served at 9.00 P. M., Price $1.50
Tables can now be Reserved
Jason Graham
Herr Nagel's Orchestra will be in attendance
and Several Favorite Singers
And vigor that is sought for so eagerly can be found
—by drinking "Lemp's Beer"—it tastes good and is
good, light, healthy, bright, sparkling and invigorating. It is made from pure malt ancl hops, and is
not charged with carbonic acid gas as some beers
are. It creates a hearty appetite and aids digestion.
"Lemp's Beer" is a mighty good every-day drink.
Order a case from your dealer. Drink it at your
club or hotel.
Wholesale Agents for B. C.
JAMES BUCHANAN & CO., by Royal Appointment
Purveyors to H. M. King George the V and the Royal Household.
Distillers of the popular
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Unsurpassed in Purity, Age and Flavor
All Dealers
Ceylon's Best
This adequately describes our Famous
"Reception" Tea
It is the finest product of the finest gardens in Ceylon, blended
scientifically by experts, to suit the water of this locality. It is most
popular with our patrons who pronounce it as simply "immense."
Half the quantity of this tea will be found sufficient for an ordinary
brew.   One price, only 50 per lb., or a half lb 25c
"Breakfast Delight" Coffee—Always has that delicious, lingering
after-taste. We are sole distributors of this famous coffee. Per
pound  50c
Pure Mocha and Java Coffee, per pound  40c
He 0. Kirkham & Co., Ltd.
Grocery Store
Tels. 178, 179
741, 743, 745 Fort Street
Butcher Shop
Tel. 2678
Liquor Store
Tel. 2677
A Pair of Daniel Green & Co's
Felt Footwear
for the Man,
Woman or
H. B. Hammond Shoe Company
Pemberton Building, 621 Fort Street, Victoria, B. C.
4000 well cultivated, repeatedly transplanted Treei
to choose from, large and small, some varigated
leaved, many full of line, red berries.
Plant Hollies for Ornament & Profit
Layritz Nurseries
Care" Road Victoria, B. C. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1912
:he Arion Club Concert  Feb. 5
lose Melville in "Sis Hopkins" Feb. 6
ictoria Choral  Society Jan. 31
oy Scouts in Amateur Play Feb. 7
A. D. C. in Lady Winterton's Experiment    Feb. 8, 9
adies' Musical with Mr. McCormick. .Feb. 12
he   Rosary    Feb. 14
The Barrier
Last Tuesday night I went to see
?hc Barrier" (by Rex Beach) treat-
g of the eternal colour question, has
tracted a great deal of attention, al-
ough thc plot is by no means new,
d   my   opinion   is   that   although
amatic incidents and treatment are
it   wanting,   yet   it   depends   very
•gely for its success on the talent of
>se who are acting in it.    As pre-
dted  last  night  it  was  soaked  in
:al   colour,   redolent   with   breezy
iguage.   I'm sure I don't know how
iny    "hells"    and    "damns"    were
>sed or uttered—and  certainly ap-
aled favourably   to   the   audience.
■e house    was    full,    the applause
nuine, and the sympathy craved by
e distressed heroine, freely granted.
"The Barrier" is not an easy play
handle, the subject is a very deep
d  perplexing  one,   and  last   night
lere was a danger at times of the
ore touching moments of the play
[lapsing into mere bathos.
The heavy part of Necia was most
ily sustained by Miss  Grace John-
in  the  Third  Act  she  rose  to
reat heights.    My sympathies, how-
'er, were with tse quaw Alluna, well
:ted by Miss Mattie Hyde; she was
ie  most pathetic and  tragic  figure
1 the stage; a rare character to meet
real life, a loving, self sacrificing
oman without a spark of jealousy.
As  John  Gale   Norval   Macgregor
•as convincing and looked the part,
ie other members of the  company
id not fail in their labours, but Geo.
Cleveland as Poleon Dorret made a
reat impression on me, he was the
Tench "habitant" to the life, and his
rork was most finished.
I had heard a good deal about the
martness and dexterity of American
rtistes, I was not disappointed;   the
reaking of   Runni   Runnion's wrist
vith the bottle, and Gale's attempt
0 shoot Stark, were both exceeding-
y clever.
Miss Johnson would be well ad-
dsed to dress more to the part in
he first acts, her costume was the
inly jarring note of an otherwise
:xcellent   performance.
The Empress Theatre
Doubtless  to  baseball  experts  the
rum   contributed   by  the   four   Ball
layers, a quartette of baseball heroes
rom the States, will have proved the
nost fascinating, but it is probable
hat the majority of people have more
ihoroughly enjoyed the minstrel wit
if Harry von Fossen, a black come-
Jian of more than ordinary talent.
Hadieux, a wire-walker, who enjoys
;he distinction of being the only man
vho somersaults on the wire, has also
jeen a big drawing-card, and he
Jounces as merrily on the wire as a
'ootball on the field. The two opening'turns deserve no special mention,
jut the three noted above are-more
:han wortli the entrance fee.
The Crystal Theatre
'The Troubles of a Butler" was
quite one of the most amusing comedies that has appeared on any mov-
ng-picture screen in town for a very
long time and was thoroughly appreciated. Another film whicii caught
the attention of the writer was one
dealing with the salt industry in Sicily, showing every detail from the
flooding of the marshes, through the
evaporation processes right up to the
shipping of the refined salt.
The Majestic Theatre
Of late the Majestic management
have been making a specialty of "The
World's Happenings" and it is no uncommon thing to see at the beginning
of the week a reel from the Warwick
firm of England and another from the
celebrated Pathe Freres of Paris.
"Stages Struck Lizzie" was a comedy
which produced roars of laughter and
announcement is made that the last
two evenings of the week will deal
with the training of officers for the
Y. M, C. A. summer camps.
The Romano's Theatre
When it comes to seeing Ibsen's
plays reproduced in the Moving-picture houses one is inclined to think
that nothing is impossible of performance in this line of entertainment. At Romano's an excellent rendering of "The Lady from the Sea"
was given with a wealth of detail. A
gruesome picture of Tar and Feathering was presented in an interesting
picture story entitled "The New
Ranch Owner," which gave a realistic
insight into the Western life of which
we have read, but which few of us
have seen.
John McCormack in Australia
John McCormack, the famous Irish
tenor, formerly of Hammerstein's
Manhattan and the Philadelphia-Chicago Opera Company, and now a
member of the Melba Grand Opera
Company, has been meeting with
splendid success during the present
tour. In commenting upon the visit
of this company to Melbourne, Australia, the Stage of December 6 said:
"It has been a week of pleasant surprises and most agreeable sensations
at Her Majesty's Theatre, where the
brilliant Melba Company of vacal
stars has shone with the luster and
magnitude of planets—vocal and
musical and instrumental planets, that
easily outshine everything that has
preceded them in grand opera. Taking everything into consideration, the
company has achieved a brilliant success. That is the general consensus
opinion among the people who pay—
the opinions   of   those   who   don't,
doesn't matter. Nothing like the
Melba combination of voices has
ever been heard in grand opera in
Australia before. Nothing of such
high quality and completeness will be
seen here again for a very long time
to come, if ever, because, you do not
usually get people like Melba and
McCormack to sing together at this
end of the earth for a mere song, as
the prices of admission go nowadays
—you do not ordinarily get such a
chance to hear such a combination in
grand opera in any city in Europe,
where wealth is potent and abundant,
and can, like Parliament, do anything
and everything but make brilliant sopranos  and tenors."
Of John McCormack's characteriza-
ation of the Duke in "Rigoletto" this
same journal said:
"The glowing vocal color in whicii
Melba presented 'Caro Nome' and
'Every Festal Morning," was brilliant
and incomparably great, and set the
hall mark of completeness to her
Gilda—so, too, was her duet in the
'Cantilena' with Mr. McCormack,
who was at his best—his very best—
and he certainly did better as the
Duke than in any other character
which he has represented since his
advent to Melbourne. He was head
and shoulders above everybody in the
cast, and achieved the highest success of his art. Melba was great,
McCormack was greater, and the
great audience, of women mostly who
love Nellie Melba, worshipped the
delightful tenor, McCormack. Everybody expected the best from Melba
and McCormack, and they were not
Sis  Hopkins
Sis Hopkins, which comes to the
Victoria Theatre on Tuesday, February 6, with Miss Rose Melville in the
title role, a character which she originated and which she has been playing for the past twelve years without
a break, will not be seen after the
present tour, for with the end of this
season Miss Melville will retire from
the stage.
Miss Melville's characterization of
Sis Hopkihs, the country girl, whose
(Continued on Page 9)
Victoria Ladies' Musical Society
Mr. John McCormack
at the Victoria Theatre
Monday, February 12,1912
Miss Constance Bromley
Late of Academy of Dramatic Art, London W.
Begs to announce her FIRST RECITAL, in the Alexandra Club,
at 8.30 p.m. on
Monday, February the 19th, 1912
Scenes will be given from
"The Taming of the Shrew" and "The School for Scandal''
In Costume
In addition a Miscellaneous Programme, by various popular Victoria
Tickets may be  obtained at Campbell's  Drug Store,  corner Fort
and Douglas Streets.
The Crystal Theatre
Broad Street
The Largest, Best Furnished and Most
Comfortable Picture Theatre
in the City
Watch for Constant Improvements in Appointments and Service.
The latest ancl best Motion
Pictures,    Funny    Comedies,
Western     Plays,     Thrilling
Splendid Modern Dramas
Pictures    changed    Monday,
Wednesday, Friday
We Cater to Ladies and
Continued Performance
1 to 11 p.m.
The Bijou
One of the largest Picture Theatres in Western Canada. The House
has been thoroughly remodelled with sitting capacity increased to 700
seats. The Bijou is the first theatre opened with a 5c admission,
giving a show equal to any of the 10c shows in town. Our daily
performance consists of 4,000 ft. of film (4 reels), illustrated song and
a 3-pieced orchestra. We are running 24 reels weekly, almost everything that is produced. REMEMBER, we change our program
each and every day and admission only 5c.
Watch for our Next Sensation
Johnson Street
Victoria, B. C.
Victoria Theatre
J.  R.  Sterling  presents the  Artistic
Rose Melville
In the Characteristic Play
"Sis Hopkins"
A Play of Purpose
A Plot of Sense.   A Happy Blending
of Fun and Earnest
Full  of  Laughs!   Laughs!   Laughs!
The   Pastoral   Comedy   Hit.     Best
Company Yet.    New and Special
Scenery.    New  Music.   New
Last Time.    Last Chance to scc the
Prices—$1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c, 25c.
Seats on Sale Saturday, February 3rd.
Present an Elaborately Staged Playlet
"A Touch of High Life"
A Spectacular Musical Ensemble
Vaudeville's   Daintiest   Musical
"The Girl of 1847"
The  Distinguished  Character
"The Fireman and the Foreman"
The Silent Humorist
Expert Hand Shadowist
The Week
A   Provincial   Newspaper  and   Rcvbw
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published  at  1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B.C., Canada
A Scenic
By Bohemian
Much has been said during the last
year about the beauties of the Malahat Drive, otherwise the new Mill
Bay Road. The press has long ago
got through with unstinted praise for
the Government which planned and
the contractors who executed what is
admittedly the finest scenic road in
British Columbia, and I venture to
believe, in Canada. Suffice it to say
in this connection that since I was
last over it six months ago all the
ruts have been filled and the surface
of the road put into first class condition. It is now throughout its entire
length as smooth as could be wished
for, and an automobile ride over it is
a luxury of a very high order.
I have been over it several times
by day, but this week 1 took a "joy
ride" over it in the " wee sma'"
hours, and my only regret is that the
vocabulary whicii I can control is
altogether inadequate to describe its
glories. 1 am not going to attempt
it, but I would like to leave some impression on the minds of those who
have not enjoyed a similar experi
ence, and I can at least tell them how
to go about it.
Having secured a good car and a
careful chauffeur, the latter rendered
necessary by the numerous sharp
turns and twistings in the road, select
a fine moonlight night, with a clear
sky, all the stars showing, and the
moon nearly at the full. Under these
conditions it is astonishing how far
one can see from the roadside. Indeed, the vista was as clear as ont:
could wish for miles, and from the
last summit an exquisite panorama,
including the entrance to Saanich Inlet, the whole of Salt Spring Island,
and the coast line stretching northwards to Duncan, was clearly outlined.
Rushing up the drive at a speed
which probably exceeded the statutory rate, but which was excusable
at such a time, thousands of little
openings revealed an ever-changing
kaleidoscope of trees, still water, and
towering hills, and over all thc bluest
and clearest of canopies. Here and
there, when passing around a sheltered rock, wc ran into a warm stratum of air. In sheltered ravines a
cloud of mist would hang and furnish shadow to the phantasmagoria.
Everything was seen through mystic
spectacles, grotesque, fantastic, witching. Such an atmosphere prevailed
as could not have been produced at
any other time or by any other combination of light, shade, colour, and
I am not a" expert in photography,
but have always understood that one
cannot get pictures by moonlight, and
that the so-called romantic moonlight
photographs which one often sees,
are really faked pictures, in which
the sun, and not the moon, actually
figured. Be that as it may, I could
only wish that the camera could tell
the story of our moonlight trip over
the  Malahat Drive.
If I were a poet 1 could rhapsodize
on its influence, first producing
amazement, then delight, then exhilaration; and when the first surprise
at such magnificence had passed, the
mystic influence of time and scene
worked a spell, and one could not
avoid the attitude of reverie and reflection. On my own mind the impression was one of detachment and
isolation, not only from every care
and anxiety, but even from every
phase of mundane affairs, and I could
have longed for the wings which
would have continued our flight far
to the land of nowhere.
Some experiences cannot be repeat
ed, at least so I have heard, and they
need not be specified, but I make
bold to say that such a glorious trip as
we made under the conditions described furnished a sensation and an
experience which can never be repeated in its entirety, and which if even
faintly comprehended by my readers
would send every one of them in
search of that elusive will-o'-the-wisp,
a new sensation, _n which search they
would not be disappointed, at any rate
if they happened to be blest with what
Oscar Figman calls temperament.
Sir James Douglas
K.. C. d.
The Early History of Vancouver
Written Specially for the Week
hy Gilbert Malcolm Sproat
I have mentioned, incidentally, Col
onial Secretary Lytton's introduction
of the British Columbia Colony Bill,
in 1858 (myself listening in the gal
lery), and his recommendation of
Douglas to perform the functions of
Governor. He was born in 1805 and
died in 1873. Essentially, a versatile,
laborious literary man, beginning with
a poetic booklet, in his sixteenth year,
and never laying the pen aside, as
his novels, dramas and critical essays
attest, Lytton, also, had a score 0
years' experience as a member of thc
Commons, beginning as a supporter
of the Whigs in the early thirties,
which party he left, later, to become
a Conservative, not, however, of the
out and out Tory type. Without
over-valuing wealth or pedigree, he
believed that conservatism had worked out, noticeably, among the upper
classes in general, a standard of education, of courtesy and honourable
feeling, which he hoped, through social reforms, thc community might
be encouraged to reach, and, more or
less, to exemplify. He could make
effective speeches, but not without
much preparation. This went against
his success in the Commons, and so,
in those days, did the fact of his being, professedly, a literary man. The
House, then, did not much like literary men, nor "gentlemen of the long
robe," as the lawyers were called.
Lytton's chance of office was improved, when the old conjoined war
and colonial secretaryships were divided in 1854. A comparatively untried man might do for the colonies,
though not perhaps for the supposed,
more responsible war office. So it
came about, in the second Derby
administration (1858-9), in June, 1858,
that Lytton succeeded him as Colonial Secretary, and was in office for
about 12 months, until the Government resigned June 11, 1859, and he
never, afterwards, held cabinet rank.
(His own successor (in the Palm-
erston-Russell administration) was
the Duke of Newcastle, who was Colonial Secretary during the remainder
of Douglas' service here as Governor). I mention the above, as some
assume that Lytton was Colonial
Secretary, during the whole period of
the second Derby administration, and,
also,   to   give   some   information   to
young readers, respecting the official
relationship, to the new mainland col-
lony, of an otherwise very distinguished man. Under-Secretaries,
seldom criticise their chiefs, but, ten
years later, 1 was assured that Lytton did extremely well, from the
start, and never "let up" during the
whole of his short term. (The San
Juan, "Harney," affair occurred after
his retirement, and was a Foreign
office, more than a Colonial oflice,
matter). His chief work related to
the new Mainland Colony, described,
by him, as the "promising and noble
"territory destined to be the wealthiest of all that now speak our
language." Please, reader, bear in
mind, that people here knew nothing
of Ottawa in these days, nor Ottawa
anything of them, and I am describing a time, when almost everything,
to people here, depended on the head
of the Colonial office in London.
The arrival of 400 or 500 miners at
Victoria, from California, towards the
end of April, 1858, followed by ships,
with many thousands more, of course,
could not, in those "slow post," pre-
telegraphic, days, be known, fully, to
Lytton on taking office, but Donald
Fraser's letters from California to the
London "Times," had warned the
Colonial office of a growing excitement there, as to the new northern
mines, and, upon that, Lytton acted
immediately, in organising part of the
mainland territory, the possibility of
which had been recognized by the
Parliamentary Committee of 1857, already referred to. This showed the
administrative mettle of the man, in
his new sphere of action. In a few
weeks, 8 July, 1858, he introduced his
Bill to provide for the new Colony.
A few days later he announced his
intention of sending out a detachment of Royal Engineers, and, on 16
July, 1858, he wrote to Douglas, with
informal authority, to perform the
duties of Governor. Lytton did not
then know much about Douglas, but
the circumstances, including thc presence of many Indians in the territory, required, he thought, immediate
action on his part. To provide for
contingencies, he gave a dormant
commission of Lieutenant-Governor,
to the officer in command of the Engineers. Nor did he lose any time
in furnishing the new Colony with the
necessary judicial and administrative
affairs, who came under his direct
appointment, and formed, for the
most part an excellent Crown Colony staff. I have said, elsewhere,
that Lytton, before his own short
period of 12 months in office ended,
had learned to appreciate the remarkable qualities of Douglas, and had
recommended him for the decoration
of C. B.
The officer selected by Lytton to
command the detachment of the
Royal Engineers, and to provide, (as,
at first, was imagined), the "old Hudson's Bay man," Douglas, with an accomplished, if not co-adjutor, was
Brevet Colonel (afterwards Major-
General) Richard Clement Moody,
R.E., who arrived in the colony via
Panama on Christmas, 1858. He and
I became close friends here and afterwards, in the Old Country, and a
more accomplished man I never met.
Lieutenant-Governor of the Falkland
Islands, in 1841, and Governor of the
same from 1843 to 1847, he, afterwards, had commanded the Royal
Engineers in Scotland, where he disturbed the "Scotties" by attempts to
"improve" the architecture of the old
Castle of Edinburgh, as I think I, already, have said. Moody, in the new
Colony here, was appointed, by Lytton, Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works, and, as said above, also
had a dormant commission as Lieutenant-Governor. He, of course, commanded the land forces here at the
time of the San Juan difficulty, 1859,
but these were too few to cut any
figure, the controlling power being
naval. He described to me, however,
very interestingly, his taking a message from Douglas to the American
officer in charge of the American detachment on San Juan, Captain G. E.
Pickett, afterwards "Gettysburg Pic-
keft," how the two dined together
and chatted, Pickett, afterwards, coming lovingly to the beach with him,
so that he could make no sketches
for the service of a landing party.
After returning to England in De-j
cember,  1863,  Moody  held on  army I
command at Chatham, and I, often,
dined with him at his club in London.
I did not like to ask him whether
Lytton, really, had sent him to British
Columbia to "drynurse" Governor
Douglas, but what he once said in
connection, seemed to establish that
allegation as a fact, "I much liked
the Colony, Mr. Sproat," said he, "but
"Lytton's idea, you know, as to Doug-
"las, wouldn't work at all. My .position was merely that of Chief Com-
"missioner of Lands and Works."
Defence of Canada
(By Charles F. Moore)
The thoughts and aspirations of loyal
men, who have left behind them many
of their footprints on the sands of
newspaper essays; dreams many of
them; yet are they worthy of some
consideration and respect from the
leaders of the countries they did so
much to build into greatness. There
are' three of such men, deeply imprinted on the memory of the writer,
whose aim will be to keep remembrance of these worthy statesmen and
warriors, green in the hearts of their
countrymen. General Charles George
Gordon, Sir Robert Hart, and Sir
Matthew Baillie Begbie, a trinity of
glorious and great characters, who,
even at this distance of time, thrill
the souls of Victorians, lawyers and
statesmen of not only their own people, but men of divers nations. I
propose to dwell on some of the doings of the second name, Sir Robert
Hart, G.C.M.G., honoured by decorations from several kings and emperors for valuable service rendered.
World-wide is his reputation as the
de facto Emperor of China. The
Chinese Emperor, the de facto sovereign, was but a name, the real
builder of China's future was begun
by this man of wisdom, and it would
be wise and reflect credit on our
premiers and men of power to give
attention to the foresight and aims of
this splendid fellow. The customs
service during the reign of Mr. Lay,
was in much confusion, due to its in
cipient state; out of this chaos Sir
Robert brought it into order, stopped
peculation, organized a service of integrity, winning the admiration of
nations of merchants, eliciting praise
even from rival services. It was Sir
Robert who laid down the keel of the
Mosquito Fleet as a coast defence
It was in my province as harbour
master at Taku, to inspect the "Alpha" and "Beta," the first-born of the
fleet; and I still continue in my first
opinion, that as a weapon of coast
defence, they were invaluable. Carrying 6.8-in. gun, which in our days
could be replaced by the 5^-in., with
the speed of a torpedo boat—coming
out from behind fort, creek or river
at an opportune moment, firing its
single weapon, at any enemy, looming large in the distance, perhaps
crippling it at first or third round—
herself lying low, presenting a much
smaller mark to the return fire. The
cost, too, of these vessels is in the
reach of a growing country. An
alphabet of these perambulating weapons from Victoria to Port Rupert,
built in the course of years, supplied
with wireless arrangement would indeed form an armament not to be
easily ignored even by a power of importance.
When I left China the late Li Hung
Chang, or rather, I should respectfully call him Li Chung Tang, did us
the honour, so I think, of escorting
our boat down the Peiho, with a
numerous cortege of Chinese gunboats, 15 or 20, all carrying guns,
and on the banks of the river were
some twelve or more thousands of
soldiers being drilled in foreign tactics. These were gone through in a very
able manner. If the idea of twenty
millions, drilled and disciplined and
animated by patriotic, if mistaken
motives, be carried out, it may
turn out, if not somewhat prepared,
for such a contingency, that residence
in China would be impossible for foreigners; and though we may consider
it absurd, it may suit them to take
back everything foreigners have
taken from them, pay off old scores
and grudges with interest, and carry
their flag into many places, whicii at
present even fancy will not suggest.
Tt   is   on   this point  that   I   am   at
issue  with   many.    The   bugbear  ol
twenty  millions  is  without  doubt
great idea, but, and I am glad ther
is a but, the  Napoleon of China i
still in a misty future.   The jealous;
of viceroys not only with each othei
but with the capital, is a strong ba
to amalgamation of a policy of Ir
perial interests.    The Court and hi
imperial   suit are enclosed  in a cit|
of temple walls.     The   outer city
Chinese—the     second    Manchu—thfl
third or Forbidden City, is the resi
dence of sovereignty.   Not only thai
but the Eunuchs, a very powerful bod|
of men, some of very high rank, e_i
ercise and surround the court with al
espionage that far surpasses Pinkei|
ton or Scotland yard services.   And
is thus that so much ignorance of oui
side foreign matters exists in the pr<[
cincts of the court.    Patriotism, eve,
among the Bannermen, is weak, wea|
ened by the unscrupulousness of ofl
cials who from one hand to anothl
deplete the  soldiers' pay  and allo\j
ances to a scanty sum, sufficient il
deed to keep them alive, but insuff
cient to   hearten   them   into inten|
Limerick Competitio\
Prize Award
The prizes for the Limerick CoJ
petition announced in ourjssue of ]
cember 23rd,  have been awarded
First Prize, $20.00—A Prevost, Du|
can, B.C.:
We hail Father Christmas today,]
Who has always a glorious way
Of distributing toys
To good little boys,
But someone the "Piper" must pal
Second Prize, $15.00—Frank Hal)
General Delivery, Victoria, B.C.:
We hail Father Christmas today,
Who has always a glorious way
Of distributing toys
To good little boys,
He's as welcome as flowers in Ma;
Third Prize, $5.00—James L. Foi
rester, 1304 Douglas St., Victori;
We hail Father Christmas today,
Who has always a glorious way
Of distributing toys
To goocl little boys,
Who believe Santa Claus is O. K.i
Cheques for the above amount!
have been forwarded to the addressei
Canadian  Western  Lumber   Co.   t<_H
Open Office in Coquitlam
Coquitlam is receiving considerable!
attention these days from business!
firms and the latest to locate here isl
the Canadian Western Lumber Com-1
pany, Ltd., of Fraser Mills whichl
operates the largest lumber mill in|
the world. Mr. C. M. Ccoke, who
establishing the local ortice and wl:
will represent the company here.1
stated that the importance of Coquit-I
lam could no longer be ignoted byfl
his company, who decided that inT
view of the large amount of buildiigl
which will take place here this year!
it was necessary for them to open anl
office here  and establish    hemselves.|
At the Standard Stationery
Co., Ltd., 1220 Government St.,
Victoria, B. Ci
"Initials Only," by A. K.
Green.   $1.50.
"The Man in the Shadow,"
by R. W. Child.   $1.50.
"A Maid of Old New York,"
by A. E. Barr.  $1.50.
"A Woman Alone," by Anon.
At the Victoria Book &
Stationery Co., 1004 Government St., Victoria, B.C.:
"The Claw," by Cynthia
Stockley.   $1.50.
"A Likely Story," by De Morgan.  $1.50.
"The Silent Barrier," by Louis
Tracy.   $1.50. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1912
inuary 25—
G. Oliver—Edward St.—Store $     950
Jas. Gardner—Cecilia St.—Dwelling  1,200
nuary 26—
A. Fraser—4th and Richmond Sts.—Store  800
Wm. Dunford & Son—Oxford St.—Dwelling  3,000
Wm. Dunford & Son—Oxford St.—Dwelling  2,600
Moncrieff & Thompson—Quadra & Finlayson—Dwelling 3,000
Frank Smith—Cambridge St.—Temp. Dwelling  200
Wm. Meed—Dallas and Olympia—Alt. and Add  300
uiary 27—
Johnson Es*--Yates Street—Alt. and Add  2,000
uiary 29—
H. M. Parker—Clara St.—Dwelling   2,500
Jalland Bros.—Belmont Ave.—Dwelling   2,400
Jalland Bros.—Belmont Ave.—3 Dwellings, each  1,800
C. W. Peltman—Avebury St.—Dwelling  1,950
Ali Mon—Government St.—Store  350
Capt. Parsons—Vining St.—Garage   100
uiary 30—
Chas. E. King—Finlayson St.—Dwelling  900
mary 31—
Ward Investment Co.—Cambridge St.—Dwelling  2,500
Mrs. O'Brien—Wellington St.—Dwelling  3,350
L. Finch—Yates St.—Alterations   1,500
Mrs. M. M. Arthur—Work St.—Dwelling  1,950
J. L. Jenks—Menzies and Niagara—Flats   16,000
Wm. Duck—Broad St.—Alterations  200
.tal for January, 1912  319,885
Much has been said ancl written concerning the diversion into other
vestment channels of current funds which previously went into Canaan municipal debentures. But the municipalities of Canada must
ive funds wherewith to execute the improvements and public works
hich precede, accompany, and follow municipal expansion under
odern conditions. Obviously, therefore, if Canadian municipal bonds
ust adapt themselves to changing market conditions, the change must
lanifest itself in their interest rate, not in the aggregate of their
olume. In the light of this, too great significance should not be
ttached to the mere volume of municipal bond sales as an index of
ie state of the municipal bond market for any given period.
The West's Borrowings
During the year 1911, Canadian municipalities sold debentures to
ne amount of $30,295,838, compared with $29,043,325 in 1910, and the
ecord aggregate of $31,532,960 in 1909. The borrowings of Ontario
uinicipalities were approximately of equal volume in 1910 and 1911.
'he province of Quebec showed a very large falling off last year;
his is accounted for mainly by the fact that Montreal and her suburbs
orrowed very sparingly in 1911. The decrease of five millions in
)uebec municipal borrowings, however, is more than offset by the
ncrease in the loans of the great West, where villages and towns
ome into being over night, where cities are enjoying a phenomenally
apid but wholesome growth, which fully warrants their larger bor-
owings.   Municipal bond sales by provinces for 1910 and 1911 wcre:
Province 1910 1911
Ontario   $ 6,169,435 $ 6018,678
Quebec  7,613,500 2,591,500
New Brunswick  30,000 600,500
Nova Scotia   144,100 338,600
Manitoba     1,152,707 1,335,098
Saskatchewan   3,111,545 4,314,389
Alberta   3,832,210 5,650,759
British Columbia   6,989,828 9,446,314
$29,043,325   $30,295,838
By far the greater number of the largest individual issues came
rom Western cities. Vancouver, B. C, assumed the lead with her
sstie last March of $2,800,000 4's clue 1961. Then comes Vancouver's
leighbour, Victoria, B. C, with her recent issue of $2,009,887 and her
pring issue of $560,000, with various periods to run. Third place is
iccupied by Soutii Vancouver, with $1,660,000 4^'s, due 1961, Cal-
jary put out two issues of $1,000,000 and $462,000 respectively, the
listrict of Burnaby, B. C, borrowed $958,000, Regina $629,200, Ham-
lton $533,800, St. Boniface, Man., $421,669, and Ottawa $400,000.
}f course, a considerable part of this year's output is still in the hands
)f the bond houses ancl banks. Similarly, many of the larger issues of
1910 were held until the early part of last year before being floated in
London. The Canadian municipal flotations in London during 1911
,vere: Winnipeg, £900,000; Maissoneuve, P.Q., £879,000; West-
nount, P.Q., £500,000;   Vancouver, £579,000;   Calgary, £414,700;
Residence   Phone  F1693
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in the Fairfield Estate, suitable for
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$1050 to $1250
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Blue Printing
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1218 Langley Street, Victoria, B. C. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1912
South Vancouver, £310,239; Edmonton, £302,000; Point Grey, B. C,
£241,470; Quebec, £215,700; Hamilton, £204,100; North Vancouver,
£130,500; Burnaby, B. C, £118,300; New Westminster, B. C,
£120,600; Victoria, B. C, £117,500; Port Arthur, Ont., £110,700;
Lethbridge, £90,740; Moose Jaw, £89,200.
Canadian municipal borrowings in London last year totalled
£5,323,749; in 1910 the total was £3,079,400; and in 1909, £,109,500.
When, bearing in mind these figures, one reflects that the three yearly
aggregates of Canadian municipal borrowings for 1909, 1910 and 1911
were within £300,000 of one another, one cannot but be impressed with
the fact that the Canadian municipality is becoming more and more
dependent upon London, that the market for Canada municipal bonds
is tending very rapidly away from Canada toward Great Britain.
Mr. A. L. Dewar, the general manager of the Bank of Vancouver,
in his address to the shareholders at the second annual meeting said
that the bank was in a position to advance rapidly in its general business and earning power, and if they all determined to continue to
sustain and support the bank in the first few years of its struggle,
success was assured. The profits for the year ended November 30th,
1911, after making the necessary allowances were $20,360, which with
$5,943 carried forward from last year leaves a credit balance at profit
and loss of $26,304.
Although no dividend was declared, the bank has had a satisfactory year. The bank has passed through the formative period, and
with conservative management, progress should again be made during
the present year.
' The paid-up capital stock which last year amounted to $334,950,
increased during the past twelve months to $749,608, or more than
doubled, while' the assets show a total of $2,543,192.75, against
against $1,165,177.27 for the year previous. The deposit with the
Dominion Government, which amounted to $5,000 a year ago, has
since been increased to $30,272.73, and balance due from other banks
in Canada and elsewhere, amounting a year ago to $19 783.27, has
grown to $219,518.86.
In his address the president said in part: "The indications for the
year throughout the whole province of British Columbia appear to
bespeak continued prosperity. A steady development is gradually
taking place, and indusHes are all above normal. A very large amount
of money is being spent in railway construction, and the municipalities
and cities are making large expenditures. Taken all together, this
activity is attracting money for investment, and many people are making their homes here."
The net profits of the National Trust Company, Limited, one of
our strongest financial institutions, after providing for all cost of management, salaries, advertising, auditors' fees and other expenses,
amount to $218,602. To this must be added the sum of $500,000,
the premium on $500,000 of new stock issued during the year, and the
sum of $44,577 brought forward from 1910, making the total at credit
of profit and loss account $763,180, which has been appropriated as
follows;—Dividends at the rate of 10 per cent, per annum, $141,356;
increase of reserve fund, $600,000; carried forward to profit and loss
account, $21,823. The reserve fund now stands at $1,300,000. An
analysis of the financial statement for the past year reveals a satisfac*-
tory condition.
The investments in first mortgages on capital and guaranteed trust
accounts amount to $6,743,654, or 83 per cent, of the total assets held
on these accounts, exclusive of the cash on hand and the amount
invested in office premises. In making mortgage loans the company
still adhere to their rule that a property be inspected by one of their
own staff inspectors before any advance is made thereon. This policy
might be thought one of extreme conservatism, but it is believed it has
been fully justified by the results. In some localities there is a
tendency to place the value of lands beyond what is warranted, and,
therefore, too great care cannot be exercised at this time in ascertaining true values.
The company now has branch offices at Montreal, Winnipeg,
Saskatoon, Edmonton, and Regina. The assets have increased
$4,187,501, and now amount to $28,244,611. The company received
from the shareholders during the year $1,000,000 in respect of the new
stock issue, and has already invested over 85 per cent, of the amount in
first mortgages.
The following flotations, of interest to Canadians, were made in
London, during December:—
Canadian Northern Railway—£7,000,000 _]_ per cent, guaranteed debenture* stock at 93.
Anglo-Canadian Mortgage Corporation, Limited—£308,250 in
15,000 shares at par.
Western Canada Trust, Limited—£2000,000 5 per cent, cumulative participating preference shares at par.
British Columbian Fisheries, Limited—£125,000 7 per cent, cumulative participating preference shares at par.
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Cooking by Electricity
HINK of a stove that will emancipate the housewife from the stifling
I ^\ heat of the kitchen, eliminate the servant problem, cut the doctor
^^■^ bills in half, add fifty per cent, to the leisure hours of its operator,
or afford that much time for other duties, automatically prepare all kinds of
food at any hour of the day or night, without supervision or control other
than its own, cook the food in a more thorough, digestible manner than is
possible by any other process, and do all these things at a cost that compares
favorably with present methods-THEN COOK THE ELECTRIC WAY
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Dominion and Provincial
'Vancouver Building Permits Exceed
'   "Figures   cannot lie"  is  an  axiom
which can very well be quoted to pessimistically   inclineDd   persons   who
doubt   the   really   substantial   nature
of  the   progress  which   this   city  is
making in  all  lines of  development.
An unfailing criterion in this regard
is the record of building operations.
During the year just passed,.Van-
ouver passed in the race for build-
ng permit honours, from the fourth
dace she had held the year before to
he second for the whole of Canada,
clipsing  Montreal, the  largest city
n the Dominion, by over $3,000,000,
nd    outdistancing    Winnipeg,    her
earest rival, by a small margin.
The first on the comparative list
hown below, is Toronto, which has
een  having  quite  a  boom  for  an
astern city.    But the fact must be
iken into consideration that Toronto
kludes within the city limits a very
trge area, and has more than twice
ie population.
Another striking feature about the
uilding permit total for Vancouver
the remarkable increase over last
ear. This city issued over $4,500,-
00 worth more permits during 1911
ian 1910, while Winnipeg had only
little over $2,000,000 increase and
oronto $3,000,000 for the same
1910 1911
/ancouver $13,106,000   $17,652,000
vlontreal   15,713,000     14,580,000
Toronto     21,127,000     24,374,000
Winnipeg    15,106,000     17,652,000
Holdup Men Miss Large Booty
Through a mistake in identity three
loldup men on the Capilano road,
/ancouver, recently, missed a large
imount of booty and through the mistake came near being landed by street
__x men. Mr. James Turner, evident-
,y the intended victim, was return-
ng to his home in West Capilano
with the proceeds of a land clearing
contract, about $200 in his pocket.
Whether the robbers mistook the
time or an Indian happened along
at the time Turner was expected is
not known. However, the Indian was
commanded at the point of the gun
to hold up his hands, which he
promptly did. In frightened tones he
told them he had no money and, believing him, he was let go. The victim ran back to the terminus of the
car line to come in to town to report
the matter. When he climbed into
the car he recognized the three men
getting on also. He hurried to Device's to telephone, but the holdup
men suspected something and before
the car men were aware who their
passengers were they had taken to the
bush and disappeared. Since then no
trace has been heard of them. While
the district police are working on the
case, they have as yet no prospects'
to gather in as suspects. ■
Business Men of Ashcroft Stung by
Smooth Forger
On Tuesday last a good looking
tall young fellow named Walter
Sprague registered at the Grand Central Hotel. Walter evidently was here
on business as he appeared to get to
get to work immediately after lunch
visiting the local stores for a variety
of goods he required. Calling on one
of the business houses he ordered an
article valued at fifty-five dollars for
which he tendered an eighty-dollar
pay cheque duly signed by Messrs.
Cunningham, railroad contractors of
North Bend, and was accepted by the
dealer without the least suspicion and
was handed his change, twe.ity-five
dollars, in cold cash. Business seemed good that afternoon to th? dealer
as Walter also left an order ior another article which was not at that
moment in stock, but was ordered
there and then by mail. Next we
see Mr. Sprague making for another
[store which carried a different line of
jgoods from the one mentioned. Here
[he ordered two sets of harness, a suit
of clothes and a few other articles
and tendered another pay cheque in
payment and which was likewise accepted with the same grace as the
previous dealer and the change proffered to the customer with that smiling admiration which goes a long way
to get at the bottom of a customer's
The next day when the pay cheques
were handed into the banks there was
more or less consternation among the
victims of Walter's high financing
as they were found to be forgeries.
The wires were at once made use
of for information regarding Mr.
Sprague's antecedents with the result
that it was ascertained that his real
name was Henry Martin, who had
been employed by the Messrs. Cunningham, at North Bend. Henry, or
Walter, pulled out of Ashcroft with
about $230.00 and is no doubt enjoying a quiet holiday somewhere across
the border.
Work for the Unemployed at
Following a conference held recently in the Mayor's office, Vancouver,
it was decided by the special committee appointed at the meeting of
the council to devise ways and means
for giving employment to the out-of-
works, Alderman Crowe, and City
Engineer Fellowes should make a
tour of Hastings Townsite to decide
upon a scheme of work to be proceeded with right away. In connection with the "unemployed question"
it has been decided by the Board
of Park Commissioners to make a
start on the season's operations within the next day or so, and arrangements will be made to place 200 men
at work without an*y delay.
Among other .suggestions which
have been made .to* relieve the situation which is said to exist owing to
the over supply of labour in town
at the present time, is one to place
small gangs at work cutting up the
lumber washed in by every tide on
the beaches around Stanley Park and
other accessible parts of the coast in
the vicinity of Vancouver. It is
mentioned that fire wood of this nature could be used to great advantage by the school board, by other
public bodies and by private individuals.
Civic Telephones
Following upon the purchase of the
local telephone system by the Okanagan Telephone company the local
manager has made a statement that
the rate on business phones will be
raised to $5 per month, with a rebate
of $1 if paid before the end of the
month. All subscribers are making a
vigorous protest, as it is understood
that even with the present rate of
$2.50 per month the Lakeshore Tele
phone company, the former owners of
the local system, have been able to
declare annual dividends of 15 per
cent. There is a legal aspect to the
situation and the prospect is that the
new company will not be able to
bring about the raise. They hold a
franchise for the Okanagan Valley,
but do not hold .any franchise for
Penticton. They hold, however, that
their general franchise covers this,
while the local council holds otherwise. The present franchise to the
Lakeshore people, and which the new
company has taken over, has only
two years to run, provides that rates
cannot be raised above $3. It has
been suggested by Councillor P. H.
F.raut that if the new company persists in its demands that the town put
in a municipal system, and the idea
seems to meet with general approval.
The government long distance line
which circles from here to Kamloops
by way of Vernon and Salmon and
then through the Nicola back to tllis
point, would furnish an admirable
long distance connection.
Jail Overflowing With Prisoners
Constables in this vicinity state that
they are now facing the difficulty of
not having room enough for the prisoners   at   New   Westminster,   where
they are taken at present and that
the demand for another jail is urgent.
Recently Constable Moore of Port
Moody took a prisoner to New Westminster and found the jail so crowded
that they were averse to receiving
him. At present crime is rampant
throughout the Vancouver district
and an increasing number of arrests
will still further complicate matters.
Already Port Moody has taken the
situation in hand and has asked the
Province to establish a jail there immediately, which, if done, will give
this locality relief. A Port Moody
representative is now in Victoria, and
the announcement of his securing the
appropriation is expected late this
Not only is there an apparent danger of there being a lack of quarters
for the prisoners at New Westminster, but the cost of taking them to
that city and the time lost amounts
to a great deal at present, and will
be increased.
Maple Ridge, Coquitlam and other
municipalities will no,doubt lend assistance to the effort to secure increased jail accommodation and have
it established in this vicinity.
Blanketting Claims
Reports have reached Whitehorse
that a number of claims have been
blanketted on the Sixty-mile in the
present big stampede. Much feeling
has developed over the fact. The report has come to the attention of the
authorities. Administrator Horrigan,
Gold Commissioner Gosselin and
others have been discussing the matter. Blanketting is construed as pure
fraud, and Legal* Adviser Chas. iMac-
onald says there is *no question it is
an indictible offense/ Administrator
Horrigan also agrees in this. In fact,
a number of prosecutions have been
made in the territory in the past for
blanketting. Two or three years ago
"Crooked" Wright was convicted of
blanketting in the Klttane stampede
and was sentenced at Whitehorse to
two and a half years in jail.
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. In no
case will it be divulged without consent.
To the Editor of The Week:
Sir,—With the lapse of another decade may I trespass on your courtesy
to publish for the consideration of
your readers the following statement
showing the mortality per thousand
in this city per annum, since the extension of the city limits in  1891.
It is of course necessary to assume
that the ratio of increase in population is uniform in each decade; and it
appears that the average increase was
from 1891 to 1910, at the rate of
2 i-77o and from 1902 to ign at 4l4%
per annum.
Mortality Table
Year Population       Deaths per 1,000
1891   16,841 346 20.545
1892   17,202 354 20*579
1893   17.570 362 20.603
1894   17,947 299 16.660
1895   18,331 256 13-965
1896   18,723 287 15-329
1897   19,124 287 15.007
1898   19.534 275 14.078
1899   19.952 270 13-532
1900   :o,38o 301 14-769
1901   20,816 303 I4*556
Year Population Deaths per 1,000
1902      21,705 232 10.689
1903      22,631              301 13.300
1904      23,598 270 11.442
1905      24,605              238 9-673
1906      25.655 247 9.628
1907      26,751 339 12.702
1908      27,893 331 11.867
1909      29,084 305 10.487
1910      30,325 342 11.278
1911      31,620 37> n.733
The foregoing figures have been obtained from official sources, from
which, however, as not affecting the
public health, the deaths due to the
lamentable accident at Point Ellice
Bridge in 1896, have been deducted.
There is one statement, in the
otherwise admirable report of the
Medical Health Officer which is open
to criticism. He assumes the death-
rate for 1911 at eight and one-sixth
per thousand. To arrive at this conclusion he has also to assume that
13,380 people have been omitted from
the census. With all respect for the
doctor, I hold that his assumptions
are hardly warranted.
It is difficult to understand on what
basis the population can be assumed
at between 40 and 50 per cent, more
than the official count. Are we to
believe that 13,380 people have been
omitted by the census takers.
According to the official figures the
death rate in 1911 was. 11,733 per
thousand, not 8.167.
No one can feel certain of the absolute accuracy of the census, but, for
the sake of argument alone, assuming
omissions equal to 5%, which does not
appear an illiberal allowance ior
errors, the death rate per thousand
would be 11.174.
While it is disagreeable to criticise
one does not wish to live in a Fool's
Paradise, better far to face the difficulties and do our best to render
Victoria, that whicii it should be, the
healthiest city on the continent.
When we examine the details of
the report we find certain figures
which are by no means subjects for
congratulation. There are 53 deaths
tabulated as due to zymotic diseases
and tuberculosis, all of whicli are recognized by sanitarians as preventable diseases. Not to trespass too
much on your courtesy, and dealing
only with adults between 20 and 65
years of age, (see my letter to the
Colonist, dated 14th October, 1901),
as being of any value to the community, the cash loss to the commonwealth has been in the past year
$38,340, arising from preventable diseases alone.
We cannot estimate the grief and
suffering caused by 53 deaths and
1484 cases of sickness which did not
terminate fatally.
In the ten years, 1902 to 1911 inclusive, there were 356 deaths from
these diseases which, dealing only
with adults as before, represents a
cash loss to the commonwealth in
ten years of over $259,000.
In only two years of this period,
1905 and 1906, has the death rate
fallen' below 10 per thousand and it
was in these two years that the deaths
from zymotic disease and tuberculosis
were fewest, being 36. In the previous two years they amounted to
72, and in the succeeding two years
to 91. In the last two years they
have amounted to 106.
Your obedient servant,
Sanitary Engineer.
Victoria, B.C., Jan. 29, 1912.
Victoria, Jan.  19th,  1912.
Editor  The  Week:
Dear Sir,—Mr. Goward's letter of
explanation to the causes of the delay in the car service, is no excuse
for the absolutely disgraceful state
of affairs that exists at the present
moment. The real reason is that the
company has not attempted to keep
pace with the increasing population,
and it is obvious to all outside the
company that in addition to the absolute inadequack of thc service and
the number and size of cars required
there is a total absence of common-
sense in the company's methods of
carrying on their business. One of
the causes of thc longest delay stated
in Mr. Goward's letter was at the
breaking down of a dray across the
rails carrying three tons of coal, by
which the traffic was held up for five
hours. Now it appears to me that
in cases of this kind, two or three
men should have at once been sent
to the spot and the sacks of coal
taken off the wagon and piled on
the side of the road, when the wagon
could have been bodily levered off the
track, and a delay of at most half an
hour would have been caused. One
great cause of delay is the small
number of crossing places. I know
no other tramway system (I am
speaking of the Old Country) where
every crossing is not in full view of
the next so that there is no waiting
of cars at any one of them and in
the case of a breakdown, it would bc
a simple matter for the oncoming
cars to run up to that one stalled and
the passengers would transfer and
continue their journey with little delay and inconvenience. Even with
the  present  inadequate   crossing ar-
ft up Horn
Just Arrived
A fine  line  of  Ladies' Silk
Waist Patterns,  Fancy Silk
Scarfs, Shaws, etc., which
we have marked at
bargain prices.
So Kee & Co.
1029 Cook St.        Cor. Cook & Fort
rangements, the installation of electric
signals at those crossings which are
so far apart, would enable this delay
to the cars to be obviated. In addition to this system of signals the'
company should have boxed-in telephones at various places en route so
that the conductor could notify any
breakdown or accident to the company without the delay which now
occurs. There is, as has been said,
no excuse for the present disgraceful
state of affairs, which must cause serious loss to the company, in addition to serious inconvenience and annoyance to the public, and the company deserves the possible cancellation of its charter, by its neglect to
provide an adequate service, which
surely forms part of its obligations
under whicii this charter was granted.
Is there no way of compelling the
company to give us the reasonable
service to which we are entitled for
having given the company the very
valuable monopoly which it has? !
Yours truly,
To the Editor of The Week:
Sir,—I read vvith a great deal of
interest your strictures in last week's
issue on the lax administration of
the law in regard to social vice, but
it appears to me that the blame does
not lie altogether with the police.
Early last summer in an adjoining
municipality the officers with commendable beal raided the resort of a
notorious woman and the inmates
wcre cast into prison. The poor
dupes of this woman had to remain
in jail, pay a fine or leave the country.
The woman was sentenced by the Police Magistrate to five months' imprisonment, but was allowed at large
on very inadequate bail and though
she made no defense she was allowed
to appeal, and after innumerable postponements, she was finally allowed at
large by the flimsiest kind of a fluke,
and had her bail money refunded.
Now this same woman has heen lined
three or four times for selling liquor
but has always appealed, and there
are several appeals which have been
pending for months, and I am informed that this woman has boasted
that she need not go to prison so long
as she has plenty of money, and it
looks like it, and the ordinary layman is liable to draw some nasty inferences. Now, Mr. Editor, is this
not a case that might come within
the purview of the Hon. Attorney-
General, and to which his attention
might properly be directed, as it appears to mc a most flagrant miscarriage of justice. In a similar case in
Winnipeg a few weeks ago where the
offense was only the sale of a pint of
champagne the Police Magistrate
sentenced the woman to pay $1,000
or to two years in jail. Now, sir, you
are entitled to the thanks of the community, especially of parents, for the
stand you are taking in this matter.
Thanking you for the space, I am,
Yours sincerely,
City of Victoria
Private Bill
Public Library
Public notice is hereby given that
the undersigned will on behalf of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria
make an application before the Pri
vate Bills Committee of the Legisla
ture, in the Committee Room in the
Legislative Building, Victoria, on
Tuesday, the sixth day of February,
1912, at the hour of io o'clock in the
forenoon or so soon thereafter as the
undersigned can be heard for insertion in the Bill now being promoted
by the Corporation of the City of Victoria in the Legislative Assembly, of
the following clause referring to the
Public Library:
"Notwithstanding anything contained in the Municipal Clauses Act or in
any by-law of the Corporation, it shall
be lawful for the Municipal Council to
expend for the maintenance and upkeep of the Public Library, such sum
as the Municipal Council may direct,
not exceeding in any one year, one-
quarter of one mill on the dollar of
the assessed value of real property in
the Corporation."
And further take notice that any
person or persons or body corporate
wishing to oppose the passage of the
said clause or wishing to be heard in
favor of the passing of the said clause
will be heard at the said time and
Dated the 31st day of January, 1912.
City Solicitor.
Water Branch.
In thc matter of the Board of Investigation
created by Part III. of the "Water Act" for
the determination of water rights existing on
the 12th day of March, 1909; and in the
matter of the following creeks in the New
Westminster  Water  District:—
Alta or Summit Lake. '
Alpha Lake.
Allan Creek.
Britannia Creek.
Boulder Creek.
Clementine C-eek.
Capilano River.
East Branch of Capilano River.
Chee-kee  Creek.
Cheakamus River.
Cheakumus River,  North  Branch.
Cheakamus River, South-east Fork.
Cold  Creek.
Caldwell  Creek.
Cathedral  Canyon.
Crocker Creek.
Cypress Creek.
Datsy Lake.
Deer  Creek.
Eight-mile Creek or Soo River.
Elaha or Squamish River.
Furry  Creek.
Fitzsimmons Creek.
Green Lake.
fioulgatc Creek.
Holmdcn Creek.
High  Falls Creek.
Lynn Creek.
Lewis   Creek.
Mineral Creek.
Mamquam River.
Little Mamquam River.
McCartney  Creek.
Mosquito   Creek.
Mislilooct   River.
Mackay Creek.
Mud    Creek.
Martin  Creek.
McDonald   Creek.
Nita Lake.
Nelson   Creek.
Olsen Creek.
Rice   Lake.
Shone  Creek.
Seymour   Creek.
Stoney Creek.
Upper Stoney Creek.
Soutii Valley Creek.
Skookum  River.
Summit or Alta Lake.
Soo  River or  Eight-mile  Creek.
Sunshine Creek.
Silver   Falls.
Sisters Creek.
Squamish or Elaha River.
Soutli  Squamish River. ,
Swift Creek.
Shovclnosc  Creek.
Shannon  Creek.
Straamus or Stroamus River.
Trafalgar  Creek.
Tenderfoot   Creek.
Thames Stream.
Unnamed creek flowing into Lynn Creek.
Nnnamed creek flowing into Nelson Creek.
Unnamed creek flowing into Seymour
Unnamed creek flowing into Squamish
River through District Lot 977.
Unnamed stream in District Lot 549.
Stream running through District Lot Ooo,
Group  1.
Stream on Block 43 of Subdivision of District Lots 771 and 547, Group I.
Unnamed stream running in on north
boundary of District Lot 626.
Stream on Diitrict Lot 271.
Small creek running through Lot 775 in
southerly direction.
Small stream running into North Arm,
Burrard Inlet, opposite works of thc
Vancouver Power Company.
Unnamed mountain stream coming in on
the north boundary-line of Lot 25, in
Municipality of North Vancouver.
Small stream running in a southerly direction into Burrard Inlet, about one
mile and a half east of Seymour Creek.
Unnamed stream flowing through E* V2
of District Lot 1240, Group  1.
Unnamed stream running east and west
through Lot 950, southern portion.
Creek running through District Lots 979
and 812, Group 1.
Unnamed stream flowing through eastern
portion of District Lot 2028.
Unnamed stream close to eastern boundary of same.
Unnamed stream rising in Lot 1494,
North Vancouver District.
Unnamed stream on west shore of Mainland emptying into Howe Sound opposite  east  shore   Bowen  Island.
Unnamed stream having its source north
of District Lot 559, and running in a
southerly direction through the said lot
into Burrard Inlet,
Unnamed stream whicii runs through Lot
2049  and   Lot  2048.
Unnamed stream which runs southerly
» through subdivision of north-easterly
part of District Lot 871.
Unnamed creek on Lot 230, about 12
chains from south-west corner.
Unnamed stream running from Lot 1406
through Lots 1360 and 2048 into Burrard  Inlet.
Unnamed stream which passes through
District Lot 881, flowing south-westwards into District Lot 785, and
through  District Lot 880.
Unnamed stream passing through District
Lot 785 westwards.
Unnamed creek flowing through District
Lots  1301, 869, 803, and 862.
Unnamed stream on north boundary of
District Lot 882.
Unnamed stream flowing south-easterly
through District Lots 2003 and 2004.
Unnamed creek entering North Arm of
Burrard Inlet on west side, between
Brighton Beach and Point Beautiful.
First gulch south of Schooner Harbour,
and running through Lot 2076, Group
Unnamed creek running through easterly
part of District Lot 801, North Vancouver.
Unnamed creek running westerly from
Snow Flat, on Lots 1001, 1002, 1003,
1004, Group 1, and all unnamed springs,
streams, creeks, ponds, gulchest and
lakes tributary to or in the vicinity
of  the   above-named   streams.
Take notice that each and every person,
partnership, company, or municipality who,
on the said 12th day of March, 1909, had
water rights on any of the above-mentioned
creeks, is directed to forward on or before
the 29th day of February, 1912, to the Chief
Water Commissioner at the Parliament Buildings at Victoria, a memorandum of claim in
writing as required by section 27 of the laid
Act as amended. Printed forms for such
memorandum (Form No. 19) can be obtained
from any of the Water Commissioners in the
Province j
And take notice that the said Board of
Investigation intends to proceed to tabulate
such claims on or about the 30th day of
March,   1912.
After the claims have been tabulated by the
Board, notice will be given of the places and
days on which evidence and argument will
be heard at local points.
Dated at Victoria this 13th day of January,
jan. 20
mar. 30
In the Matter of the Victoria Canning Company of British Columbia, Limited Liability.
TAKE NOTICE that a Meeting of the
Creditors of the above Company will be
held on Friday, the 9th day of February,
1912, at the registered office of the company,
No. 1117 Wharf Street, in the City of Victoria,
at the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon.
AND TAKE NOTICE that the Creditors
of the above Company are required on or
before the 9th day of February, 1912, to
send their names and addresses and the
particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the said Company, or in default thereof they will be excluded from the
benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.
Dated this 25th day of January, A.D. 1912.
jan. 27 Liquidator.
Steel    Fittings,   Vaults—Government   Offices,
New   Westminster.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "Steel
Fittings, Vaults, Government Offices, New
Westminster," will hc received by the Honourable the Minister of Public Works up to
12 o'clock noon of Friday, the 16th day
of February, 1912, for furnishing and fitting
in place steel shelving, etc., required for the
vaults of thc Government Offices at New
Plans and forms of tender may bc seen on
and after the 1st of February, at tbe offices
of the Government Agent, New Westminster;
the Provincial Timber Inspertor, Court-house,
Vancouver, and the Department of Public
Works, Victoria.
Each proposal must be accompanied by an
accepted bank cheque or certificate of de'posit
on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable
to the Honourable the Minister of Public
Works, for a sum equivalent to 10 per cent,
of the amount of the tender, which shall be
forfeited if the party tendering decline to
enter into contract when called upon to do
so, or if he fail to complete thc work contracted for. The cheques or certificates of
deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon the execution of the
Tenders will not bc 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
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., 30th January, 1912.
feb. 3 feb. 16
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over the lands described as Lot No.
2130, Group One, New Westminster District,
by reason of a notice bearing date of the 26th
day of June, 1907, and published in the
British Columbia Gazette on August 29th,
1907, is cancelled so as to permit of a lease
of the lands being given to Albert Scott.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January 5th, 1912.
jan 13 apl 13
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over the lands described as Lot No.
2130, Group One, New Westminster District,
by reason of a notice bearing date of the 26th
of June, 1907, and published in the British
Columbia Gazette on August 29th, 1907, is
cancelled so to permit of a lease of the fands
being given to Albert Scott.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January 5th, 1912.
ian 13 apl 13
Quathiaski Cove Lock-up.
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "Tender for Lock-up and Constable's Quarters,
Suathiaski Cove," will be received by. the
on. the Minister of Public Works up to
12 o'clock noon of Wednesday, the 7th day
of February, 1912, for the erection and completion of a five-room two-cell Lock-up and
Constable's Quarters at Quathiaski Cove,
Valdes Island! in the Comox Electoral District, B.C.
Plans, specifications, contract, and forms of
tender may be seen on and after the 18th
dav of January, 1912, at the offices of the
Government Agents, Cumberland and Nanaimo; the Constable in charge, Quathiaski
Cove; and the Department of Pubfic Works,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria.
Each proposal must be accompanied by an
accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit
on a chartered bank 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 thc
actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed
in the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., January  16th,  1912.
jan. 20 feb. 3
In  the matter of an  Application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 5 of Lots 27
and  28, of part of Section  5,  Map 759,
Victoria  City.
NOTICE is hereby given  of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the  first  publication  hereof,  to issue a fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu  of the  Certificate
of Title issued to Albeit G.  Sargison on the
27th'of February, 1908, and numbered 17277C,
which has been lost.
Dated at the Land Registry Office, Victoria,
British Columbia, this 29th day of January,
Registrar-General  of Titles.
feb. 3 mch. 9
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Herbert  Sutherland, of
Bella Coola, occupation  Engineer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted   20  chains   cast   from   the  north-west
corner of Section 23, Township 6, Bella Coola,
thence soutli 20 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence north 20 chains; thence west 40 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated January 8th,   1912.
jan. 27 mar. 23
In the Matter of an Application for a Fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot  1727, Victoria
City,  British  Columbia.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention,
at   thc   expiration   of   one   calendar   month
from   the   first   publication   hereof,   to   issue
a   fresh   Certificate   of   Title   in   lieu   of  the
Certificate  of  Title  issued  to  Charles  Cameron on the   12th of   November,   1882,   and
numbered   4165A,   which   has   been   lost   or
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victoria,
B.C., this nth day of January, A.D., 1912.
Registrar-General  of Titles.
jtn. 1} feb. 10
"WATER ACT,   1909.'
THIS Ib TO CERTIFY that the Wellington Colliery Company, Limited, holder of
Water Licences Nos. 1919 and 1920, granted
by the Water Commissioner for the Victoria
Water District, for the diversion of 1,000
cubic feet per second of water from the
Puntledge River, a tributary of Courtenay
River, has submitted to the Lieutenant-
Governor in Council a map or plan of the
works by whicii it intends to divert the said
water and conduct it to the place where it
shall be used for generating electric power as
described in the said   Licences.
That the undertaking of the said Wellington Colliery Company, Limited, as set out
in the said plans is hereby approved, and
the said Company is hereby authorized to
construct and execute the following works in
accordance with the plans and specifications
submitted and filed in the office of the Chief
Water Commissioner at Victoria, viz.:—
A. An impounding dam near the outlet of
Comox Lake.
B. Lowering  the  bed   of   Puntledge   River
and the hereinafter described diversion
dam to an increased depth of five feet
or less.
C. A   diversion   dam   on   Puntledge   River
about 2,800 feet below the impounding
dam above described.
D. The works necessary  for the transmis
sion of the power generated under the
above Licences on and in the vicinity
of lands belonging to the said Company.
That the Company may exercise its powers
within the Comox and Nelson Land Districts.
That no capital be required beyond that
already subscribed and paid up.
That the works shall be begun on «r
before the first day of May next, and shall
be completed and in actuaf operation on or
before the 31st  December,   1913.
With the proviso that during the construction of the said works any engineer
appointed by the Minister of Lands for that
purpose shall have free access to all parts
of the works for the purpose of inspecting
the same and of ascertaining tnat the construction thereof is in accordance with the
plans and specifications herein referred to,
and that the cost of such inspection shall be
paid by the Company.'
Dated this 27th day of November. 1911.
Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council.
Port Alberni School
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "Tender for School-house, Port Alberni," will be
received by the Hon. the Minister of Public
Works up to 12 o'clock noon of Wednesday,
the 14th day of February, 1912, for the erection and completion of a two-room frame
school-house at Port Alberni, in the Alberni
Electoral District, B. C.
Plans, specifications, contract, and forms of
tender may be seen on and after the 22nd
day of January, 1912, at the offices of A. D.
Cooper, Esq., Secretary of the School Board,
Port Alberni, B.C.; the Government Agents,
Alberni and Nanaimo, and the 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 the Hon. the Minister of Public Works,
for the sum of $500, which shall be forfeited
if the party tendering decline to enter into
contract when called upon to do so, or if he
fail to complete the work contracted for. The
cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless made
out on the forms supplied, signed with the
actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed
in the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., January 19th, 1912.
jan. 20 feb. 10
Rural Mail Delivery
Sealed Tenders, addressed to the Postmaster
General, will be received at Ottawa until noon,
on Friday, the 23rd February next, for the
conveyance of His Majesty's mails, on a proposed contract for four years, six times per
week, for Rural Mail Delivery on a circular
route starting at and ending at Victoria via
the Cadboro Bay and Mount Tolmie Roads,
commencing from the Postmaster General's
A map showing in detail the route to be
travelled can be seen at the office of the
Printed notices containing further information as to conditions of proposed contract
may be seen, and blank forms of tender
may be obtained from the Post Offices of
Victoria, Willow Park, Mount Tolmie and at
the office of the undersigned.
P. 0. Inspector.
PoBt Office Inspector's Office,
Victoria, B.C., sth January,  1912.
Jan. 20 feb. 3
tions for Private Bills must be presented tol
the Legislative Assembly not later than Mon-J
day, the 22nd day of January,  1912.
Private Bills must be presented and intro-l
duccd to the House not later than the isq
day of February,  1912.
Private Bills must be reported to the House!
by the Committee considering same not lateJ
than the 8th day of February, 1912.
Dated this 8th day of December,   1911.
Clerk Legislative Assembly,
dec. 9 feb.,'
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserJ
established by notice published in the Briti*
Columbia Gazette of the 14th August, 188I
and dated the 13th August, 1884, is cancellJ
in so far as the same relates to Fraction!
Sections 2 and 11, Township 12, and thi
portion of Section 35, Township 10, KootenJ
District, lying North of the C. P. R. rigl
of way and West of the E. & N. Railwf
right of way in order that a sale of the saf
lands may be made to Henry L. Simons.
Deputy Minister of Lands. |
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
January 5th, 1912.
jan 13 apl 1
District of Sayward
TAKE notice tMt Frank H. Sager of Vii
toria, occupation Labourer, intends to appll
for permission to purchase the following dJ
scribed lands:—Commencing at a post plantei
at the north-east corner of Section 23, ol
Gorge Harbour, Cortes Island, Sayward Dia
trict, B. C, thence 40 chains south!
thence 40 chains west; thence 40 chainl
north; thence 40 chains east to point ol
commencement, containing 160 acres, morl
or less.
Dated  6th   December,   1911.
dec. 30 mch |
NOTICE is hereby given that an applies!
tion will be made to the Legislative AssemblJ
of  the   Province  of  Britisli   Columbia  at   itl
next   session   for   an   Act   granting   to   thi
Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Columl
bia,   the  Venerable the  Archdeacon  of  Van!
couver,  the Honourable  Paulus  Emilius  Irvl
ing, Alfred Cornelius Flumerfelt, George Alail
Kirk   and   Cuyler   Armstrong   Holland,   cornl
monly known as thc Trustees of the  Chrisl
Church Trust Estate more ample and definite
powers of dealing with the lands and property
vested in  or  held  by them as such  trustees
and   in   particular   power   to   sell,   exchange!
lease and mortgage and otherwise dispose on
all the said lands and property and to apply
and use all monies produced thereby and all
lands received by exchange to and for any
of the purposes of the trusts without respect)
to the source from which the same may havo
been obtained or tp the particular trust uponl
which lands given in exchange may have beenl
held but that such powers shall only be ex-r
erciscd   respectively   upon   the   written   con-1
sents of parties  interested therein and uponl
the   conditions   to   be   more   particularly   set!
forth in the petition to be presented to thel
said Legislative Assembly upon the said appli-1
cation   and   in   particular   that   none   of   thel
powers  of the  Trustees  shall  be  exercisable!
by less than three Trustees acting together,
and further that the Trustees may be at liberty
to invest the trust funds upon first mortgages
of  realty  situate  in   British   Columbia,   and
that  all   lands   of  which   the   Trustees   shall
be registered as owners or entitled to be registered as such at the time vested.
Dated the 28th day of December,  1911.
Solicitors for the Applicants,
jan. 20 feb. 24
Schooner for Pacific Coast Survey
SEALED TENDERS, for the design and
construction of the above Schooner delivered
as early as practicable free of all charges
at Esquimalt Dockyard, B.C., will be received
by the undersigned up to noon on 15th
General particulars and outline prints for
guidance in tendering may be obtained from
the Officer in Charge, ri.M.C. Dockyard, Esquimalt.
Tenders should be accompanied by a certified cheque for $500 payable to the Department of the Naval Service as a guarantee
that work wiwll be undertaken if the contract
is awarded.
Deputy Minister the Naval Service.
Department of Naval Service, Ottawa,
jan. 27 feb. 3
District of'Jordan River
TAKE notice that I, Netta B.  Moore, of
Victoria, occupation Married Woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following  described  lands:—Commencing  at   a
§ost planted sixty chains distant in a westerly
irection from the north-east corner of Lot 3,
Renfrew District, being Netta B. Moore, S. E.
Corner j thence north 40 chains: thence west
34 chains; thence south  18.6 chains; thence
east   10  chains;   thence  south   21.4  chatns;
thence east 24 chains to place of commencement, and containing one hundred and fourteen and six-tenths acres, more or less.
Dated November 28th,  iqii.
dec. 3
By William W. Steinmetz, Agent,
Character by Handwriting
The Editor of The Week wishes
call special attention to this Detriment, which is conducted by an
nglish gentleman, a 'Varsity man of
igh attainments.   Character reading
om   hand-writing   is   a   scientific
udy, entirely devoid of charlatanism
id is possibly the most reliable in-
x of all, because hand-writing re-
irds the development of character,
id its index is not confined to na-
ral   traits.    It   is   an   interesting
udy, not merely in enabling us to
e ourselves as others see us, but
ty be turned to important account
submitting the hand-writing of peris with whom we have business re-
ions.  Indeed, viewed in this aspect,
is only a reasonable precaution to
rn all that the chirographist can
us.   Before deciding to institute
s Department the Editor of The
:ek imposed the severest tests, sub-
:ting the    hand-writing    of well-
>wn persons entirely unknown to
gentleman conducting this  De-
tment, who is a stranger to Vic-
ia and a recent arrival.   He is pre-
ed to guarantee absolute accuracy
hopes that the readers of The
ek will avail themselves of what
genuine privilege.
All persons wishing to consult
iu" must enclose a specimen of
id-writing, consisting of not less
*n six lines written in ink on lined paper. A portion of a letter is
ch better than copied matter. It
y be signed with their own name
not, but there must be an initial
nom-de-plume to identify the
wer, which will appear in the next
ue of The Week.
Each specimen of hand-writing
ist be accompanied by a P. 0. for
cents.    Stamps  will  not  be  ac-
ited, and the outside of the en-
ope should be indited "Hand-writ-
Absolute privacy is guaranteed.
V.   P.—Fond   of   literature   and   the   arts;
are  cultured,  can  talk  well,  and  make
ir   points   clearly.     Your's   is   an   artistic
lire,   you  have   gifts,   and   you  should   bc
to  paint   or  draw.    Though  methodical
J   fairly   neat,   I   would   not   term   you
cise;    you  are  sensitive,  retiring and  in-
rdly  timid,   being  influenced  a  good   deal
the ideas and actions of others.    Energy
pronounced  though  not  lazy.    Vou  pre-
a social town life to one in the country.
ongly attracted to the opposite sex, you
affectionate and fond of your friends,
king much ambition you are just, hon-
rable and kind-hearted; you have tact,
ution and diplomacy. Discretion is weak,
oral sense is present.
H.   E.   R.—I   am   glad  that  my  character
your friend was correct, here is yours:
>u arc very affectionate, bright, and »cheer-
and fond of home life, moral and reli-
■us feeling is extremely high. You are
stent, havc a strong will and you do
t hesitate to express your views. Refined
thout much artistic feeling, yet your taste
nerally is good. You are jealous, apt to
suspicious and unjust, but these traits,
lanced as they arc by better ones, you
)uld overcome. Your tact is weak, you are
mt, you are fond of outdoor games, coun-
life, riding, dancing, etc., you arc en-
isiastic and you arc not averse to the
npanionship of the opposite sex.
PAUL FERROL—The specimen you sent
ntains two entirely different writings, do
u wish mc to treat your letter as a whole
otherwise? Please reply, do not send -*.n-
ler fee.
E. H.—I much regret the delay. Here is
ar character: Your taste in design and
:ss is good, you give a good deal of time
the latter, studying the slightest details,
little conceited, rather impulsive, you have
good business head and lots of energy
1 ambition. You like the best of every-
ng and endeavour to get it, and you are
lined to extravagance and also selfishness.
u  can   organise  and   plan,   you   are  fitted
lead, you have an eye for detail. On the
ole you arc truthful; you have courage
_ you do not shirk a fight.    Warm-hearted
I  kind,  you  are  a good  friend, and  your
erful   spirits   make   you   good   company.
ral sense is good, you are not jealous; on
s whole you are just.   You are enthusiastic
your ideas are all big.
iNASTASIA—Yes,   you    sent   me   quite
ugh. You have not much sense of art
t your taste is good. You are neat,
tliodical and precise. Your energy is fair
i you have both acquisitiveness and eau-
Your will is good, your head clear and
u should make money. You are careful
d tactful, you dislike waste of any sort.
)ur moral and religious sense is fair. You
; not impulsive nor are you very cnthu-
Stic. On the whole you are consistent,
stice is poor.
W. W. A.—You are a steady, conscientious
irkcr, with not much ambition.   You should
well  in  commerce.    You  are  methodical
and accurate and you have abundance of
sound common sense. Your artistic sense is
weak, your imagination and powers of observation are distinctly poor. You are straightforward and kind-hearted, usually just, but
you are also selfish and inclined to severely
criticise the mistakes of others. Affection
is poor, charity very weak.
N. E. P.*—Thank you, you sent me a fair
specimen. You are orderly, methodical and
neat; you have mathematical ability and a
clear logical head. Your will-power is
strong, imagination and observation are both
weak. You are neither sanguine nor pessimistic. Cautious, careful and saving, you are
not extravagant, you arc fairly affectionate,
but somewhat selfish and inclined to be critical ; your sense of humour is good and your
moral feeling is well developed. You are
inclined to fits of depression and given to
worry over trifles. Your sense of justice is
weak and  you are unforgiving.
are inclined to be erratic and unbalanced.
Will power is good but I note a lack of
independence, and neither energy nor ambition
are pronounced. You are fond of music
and singing, fond of cards and sport in
general. You are affectionate, observant,
with good moral sense and fair will-power.
I do not term you a tidy person, neither are
you always truthful; you have a tendency
to be unscrupulous, but as your hand is as
yet undeveloped I may be mistaken. You
are attracted to the opposite sex and you
are fond of society.
DICKUMS, HAZELTON — Enthusiastic,
bright and cheerful, you should be a charming companion. Observant and with imagination your clear head enables you to express
your thoughts freely. Affectionate and fond
of home life, you are also unselfish and
thoughtful for others. Jealousy is marked,
sense of justice is weak, nor is your moral
sense very strong. You are, however, distinctly religious, straightforward and just.
Fond of outdoor sports and recreations, you
do not care to study. You can organise
and have method though you are not neat.
I note obstinacy.
RUBE—I am glad to hear that I succeeded with your friend's character, here is yours
as I see it: You have a good stable will,
you are moderate in all things, orderly in
your thoughts and acts if a trifle impulsive-
Somewhat self-conscious, a little opinionated,
you are very straightforward, candid and
honourable. You abhor meanness and hypocrisy. Affectionate and fond of children,
you arc just in your judgments. Jealousy
is one of your faults, inaccuracy another.
Energy is fair, artistic sense is present but
undeveloped, your taste is good and you are
clever with your hands.
JOHN—A well balanced, moderate charac:
ter. Rather sanguine than pessimistic you
nevertheless have a very clear head, and you
arc business-like. Reserved and diffident, you
have a low opinion of your powers. You
are observant, cautious and tactful, Truthful
and honourable, your moral and religious
sense is high; affectionate to others, you
obtain the love and respect of your friends.
Fond of games and sports you are fairly good
at them. In some matters your will is weak,
but in regard to higher things you are adamant. Inclined to be crochety and irritable
at times, yet very just, and not at all jealous.
Ambition is poor,
ELIHU, VICTORIA—I do not tell fortunes. I tell you your character, your good
points, your bad ones. Yes, I get letters
from all over B. C. Here is your character:
To begin with, your writing is very unformed,
you are musical and fond of games and hunting, you dislike an indoor life, you are rather
self-conceited and selfish. Affectionate and
warm-hearted you are bright and cheerful,
you like a joke even against yourself. Your
temper is hasty but not bad, you soon forgive and forget. Observation is poor, imagination is weak, and you are. more clever with
your hands than head. You are straightforward  and truthful.
T. B. E.—With regard to the points you
raise, your nature is distinctly sensitive, you
have probably suffered owing to this trait,
business ability is fair, I should not term
you a speculator but I should expect you to
do well in legitimate business. Religious
tone is marked, I think you would be guided
by the precept to do unto others as you
would wish them to do unto you; this entails
both thoughtfulncss and consideration for
others, hut also leads to the possibility that
you may adopt a patronising attitude. Forgive me if I  have been  frank.
TOPAZ—I regret your letter was mislaid.
Here is your character: You should bc able
to design and draw well, your sense of form
and proportion is good, and I judge you also
to be musical. Egotistical yet not conceited,
you pre energetic and fairly ambitious. Intellectual and well-read, you arc a student, you
reason closely and clearly. Mathematical abilities are good. You are emphatic, apt to be
harsh and should be more charitable. Straightforward, truthful and honourable, you have no
jealousy, and you are just. A staunch friend,
you are a loyal partizan. Ambition is fair
and your energy is high. Tact is poor, critical faculty well developed, and you have
good business instincts.
DEWDNEY—Your letter admirably suffices. Your will is not strong, you hesitate
as to which course to pursue, you seek the
advice of others. Affectionate, kindly and
charitable, you are at times depressed and
apt to worry over trifles. You value the
good opinion of your friends, you are self-
conscious. Plenty of tact, good judgment,
fine moral sense but you are timid. You are
no schemer, you are truthful and honourable.
Your taste is refined, you are methodical and
precise. Business ability is good, but ambition is poor. Energy is fair, observation and
justice are both marked. You prefer an outdoor life. Temper is hasty but not great;
you are apt to cherish a wrong and brood
over it. On the whole you are a sensitive
Pacific Highway
Anyone who has ever tried to force
his way through a rose-hedge for any
considerable distance will appreciate
the peculiar emptiness of the phrase,
"a path of roses." His progress may
seem pleasant to the bystander; but—!
In the same vein, the way of two
intrepid automobilists pioneering a
new route through unknown lands
may appear a course of enjoyable excitement to those who stay at home
and read about it. But one seldom
finds the same men volunteering a
second time for such service. It is
safe to state that when Chester Lawrence and Telesphore Beaudet, who
are now trying to drive a thirty-
horsepower car from Los Angeles to
Mexico City over untried roads, return home, a considerable sum would
be necessary to tempt them to a repetition of the trip. P. E. Sands of
Seattle, who last autumn succeeded in
driving more than 2,000 miles from
his home city to Hazelton, B.C.,
through forests untouched except by
trails, has declared that he would not
make the trip again for $10,000.
Dispatches received the other day
at the headquarters of the Pacific
Highway Association from Lawrence
and Beaudet tell of their latest mishap, which happened in the Mayo
River. Reaching this stream, whicii
is in the soutii of Sonora Province
on the West Coast, a few hundred
miles toward the capital from Her-
mosillo, they found it badly swollen.
There was nothing for it but to dash
in as far as possible. Wading the
river, they found it up to their chins;
but started the car at full speed and
splashed into the water. About halfway across the river rose over the
top. of the machine and of course
drowned the engine. It was necessary for Lawrence to return to the
Mayo telegraph station, round up
some peons, and with their aid,
block-and-tackle the faithful car out
on the other side. This done, the
pioneers of Pacific Highway continued on as if nothing had happened.
They are now beginning the ascent
of the great mountain which divides
Mexico north-and-south. Whether
they will be able to conquer the
heights remains to be seen; engineers
familiar with the climb say not. But
stranger things have happened, and
Beaudet and Lawrence are not the
kind of men to be turned back by
But it is not likely that on their
return they will feel an immediate interest in country touring.
Gossip from the Stalls
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sole idea of the world and the life of
it has been obtained from the simple
people with whom she has lived, has
become one of the classics of the American stage and everywhere she has
appeared since the play was first
given production, has been greeted
by crowded theatres. So popular has
the play and the actress become that
managers have repeatedly asked for
return engagements. Miss Melville's
determination to retire is definite and
she has refused to entertain some
very flattering offers to remain within the glare of the footlights for another season at least. An offer of an
entire season engagement in Europe
even was not considered. The forthcoming engagement then, will be her
farewell appearance in the Victoria
The Pierrit Troupe
The Victoria Pierrit Troupe held a
meeting last night to discuss an entertainment which will take place
shortly. It will be remembered by
the Victcoria citizens that the entertainment given January 4th at the
A. 0. U. W. Hall under the auspices
of the A. O. O. F., proved a great
success, and considering the short
practice the troupe had a great deal
of credit is due to them. Since thc
last concert several new members
have joined the troupe, among which
are some of Victoria's most talented
entertainers.   Victorians can look for-
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The woman who now uses GOLD DUST perhaps
limits its use to one or two things—washing dishes or
cleaning floors. She should extend its aid to every form
of household cleaning. (See package for the hundred and
one things it's good for.)
The woman who doesn't use GOLD DUST is in a sad
way. She is doing more work, and making it harder far,
than is necessary. GOLD DUST will relieve her of all
the hard part of rubbing and scrubbing because it will do
that part of the task itself, and leave her time for other of
her manifold duties.
Buy a package of
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and learn why every
woman will eventually
vote for it.
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offers greater economy.
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Afternoon Tea, Dainty Luncheons,
Special Teas for parties by arrangement.    Do not forget—We always
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MISS M, W00LDRIDGE, Proprietress        Opposite tlie Victoria Theatre
ward to a rare treat in the musical
line at the next concert, the date of
whicii will be announced later.
By the enterprise of the Victoria
Towel Supply Company another much
needed step has been taken to b.ing
the Capital City into line with mode.n
requirements. The promoters of the
new Company which includes some
well known city names announces
that they already have contracts
signed with most of the Officecs and
many of the Stores in the city by
which they undertake to supply a neat
Mirror Cabinet with two clean towels
and soap tablet each week, a brush,
comb, glass, and clothes whisk, all for
the modest sum of one dollar a
month. Other useful branches of the
business are preparing. Under a time
limit contract the King Manufacturing Co., Bride Street, are delivering
daily large quantities of thc Cabinets
and much satisfaction is being given
by the promptness of the supply.
Orders, we hear, can be taken by
Phone 1250 or P. O. Box 1387.
Teachers' Salaries
January 30 a meeting of the Vancouver school trustees took place in
the board room. The report of the
management committee was read,
which included the new schedule of
salaries to be adopted and dealt with
matters pertaining to resignations, additional and substitute teachers, janitors' service, etc. After some slight
discussion this report was passed as
Then followed a report on salaries
in detail. Amendments wcre made
and increases given in several cases.
The report was adopted.
The new schedule goes into effect
from Jan. I, and salaries will be paid
on Wednesday, if the payroll is completed. Mr. Flumerfelt remar'.ed that
Vancouver now has about the highest
schedule of paid teachers in Canada.
Good Rich Blood
Keeps the Body
and means "good health." All
those who feel at all "run down"
or lack energy, should at once
strengthen their systems by a
reliable tonic.
will quickly invigorate, and give
you renewed strength.
For depression, weakness, brainfag, it has no equal. Perfectly
palatable, and causes no stomach
disturbances. At this store only.
Price $1.00 per bottle.
Cyrus H. Bowes
1228 Government Street
Tels. 425 and 450
Roy'i   Art   Gla»   Works   and   Store
915 Pandora St.,   Victoria, B. C.
Albert F. Roy
Over   thirty   yeari'   experience   in
Art   GUis
Sole manufacturer of Steel-Cored Lead
for  Churches,  Schools,   Public   Building! and private Dwellings.    Plain and
Fancy Glass Sold.   Sashes Glased by
Contract.    Estimates   free.    Phone 994
School Destroyed
The public school at Holland Landing was destroyed by fire, causing a
loss of $3,000, 10
Miss Vera Mason, Burdette Ave.,
is the guest of friends in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs. F. S. Hussey is the guest of
Mrs. Thomas Corsan of Seattle.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. Baillie, of Kelowna,
are in the city on a brief visit.
* *   *
Mrs. D. Kerr was hostess recently
of a skating party at The Arena.
* *   *
Mrs. Alfred Green from Cowichan
Lake, is in town visiting her relatives.
Mr. W. Irving from Quebec, is the
guest of his mother, Mrs. John Irving.
* *   *
Mr. E. G. Williams has returned
from a week's visit to Port Alberni.
* *   *
Mr. N. B. Gresley has returned
from a six month's visit to the Old
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Finch Page, Burdette Avenue, are on a visit in Southern California.
* *   *
Mrs. A. W. Bridgman, Esquimalt
Road, was hostess last Wednesday
evening of a most enjoyable dance.
* *   *
Mr. W. D. Thompson paid a brief
visit to Victoria during the week from
Valdez, Alaska,
* *   *
Mrs. Arthur Weston arrived from
England last week and is the guest
of her mother, Mrs. John Irving.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. Gamwell were
guests  in  the  city  during the  week
from Seattle.
* *   *
Mr. Randolph Stuart has left for
San Francisco, where he will spend
some  time on business.
* *   *
Mrs. Janies Harvey, from Pier
Island is staying with her relatives in
the city for a few weeks.
Mr. John Ridington, Vancouver,
was a guest in towiv for a few days
this week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Makins, of San
Francisco, are staying at the Empress
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Dier, of Winnipeg, are visitors from the East and
are staying at the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. McRae have
gone to California where they intend
spending the remainder of the winter.
* *   *
Miss Wakeman, who has been the
guest of friends in Victcoria, during
the past week, has returned to her
home in Vancouver.
* *   *
The engagement is announced of
Miss Daisy Stevenson, 1135 Yates
Street (late of Glasgow), and Mr.
John Robertson, of this city.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. E..A. Lucas of Vancouver, accompanied by Miss Shaw,
were registered at the Empress during the week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Sutherland, of
Victoria, spent several days of last
week as the guests of Dr. Robert and
Mrs. Mackenzie, and left on Monday
for home. Mrs. F. J. Ewing gave a
dinner on Sunday night in honour of
Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland.
* *   *
Mr. William Simpson was host on
Friday, 19th, of a smart dinner party
given at the Clayoquot Hotel. The
guests present were: Mr. and Mrs.
Walter T. Dawley, Mr. and Mrs.
Ewen MacLeod, Mr. and Mrs. F. C.
Garrard, the Misses Garrard, Miss Ar-
net, Miss Brown, Miss Wingen, Miss
Porritt and the Messrs. Drader, Gordon, Smith, Brennan, and Garrard.
* *   *
A wedding of interest to Victorians
was celebrated last Wednesday afternoon at the Bishop's Palace by
Father Laterme when Mr. James
Arnold Raymur, eldest son of Mr.
and Mr. Jas. T. Raymur, of Stanley
Avenue, and Miss Katherine Ellen
McCabe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
M. H. McCabe, of 1661 Fell Street,
were united in marriage. The bride's
cousin, Miss Norma Cavin, made a
charming bridesmaid, while Mr. Wm.
Munsie undertook the duties of best
man. After a wedding luncheon, at
which only intimate friends and relatives were present, the happy couple
left for the mainland, where the
honeymoon will be spent. They will
make their home at Keating, B. C.
The marriage was celebrated recently at Smith's Falls, of Mr. R. F.
Fitzpatrick, of the firm of Fitzpatrick
& O'Connell of Victoria, B.C., and
Miss Marie Meagher, of Smith's Falls,
second daughter of the late John
Meagher and Mrs. Meagher. The
wedding took place at St. Francis de
Sales Church at 9 o'clock in the morning, the Rev. Father Kelley officiating at the ceremony. Miss Clara
Connoly presided at the organ. The
bride was supported by her sister,
Miss Margaret Meagher and the
groom's brother, Mr. D. Fitzpatrick
was groomsman. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzpatrick are spending their honeymoon
in New York and California. They
will later take up their residence in
Victoria. The bride was the recipient of a number of costly and handsome gifts, among them being a
beautiful seal leather handbag containing $75 in gold, a gift from the
employees of the C. P. R. as a slight
token of their appreciation of her
services in the C. P. R. office where
she has been employed for some time
*   *   *
.Mrs. David Kerr, Yates Street, entertained a number of her friends on
Thursday afternoon, January 25th, at
a most enjoyable bridge and five
hundred party. Among the guests
present were: Mrs. Crowe Baker,
Mrs. Bodwell, Mrs. E. E. Blackwood,
Mrs. Brett, Mrs. Arthur Coles, Mrs.
Cross, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Flummerfelt, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. T. S.
Gore, Mrs. Alexander Gillespie, Mrs.
A. Griffiths, Mrs. A. E. Griffiths, Mrs.
Griffin, Mrs. Lawrence Genge, Mrs.
James Gaudin, Mrs. Bowser, Mrs. J.
Hunter, Mrs. Heisterman, Mrs. Little,
Mrs. Lindsay, Mrs. Malson, Mrs.
Archer Martin, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs.
Phipps, Mrs. E. G. Prior, Mrs. C. E.
Pooley, Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mrs.
Rissmuller, Mrs. Jack Rithet, Mrs.
Rithet, Mrs. Charles Rhodes, Mrs. J.
Savage, Mrs. J. H. Todd, Mrs. Charles
Todd, Mrs. William Todd, Mrs. Tye,
Mrs. Watt, Mrs. Lawson, Mrs. P.
Irving, Miss Pooley, Miss Smith,
Miss Blackwood, Miss Mason and
others. The following ladies were
successful in winning prizes: Mrs.
Jack Rithet ist prize for bridge. Mrs.
Charles Todd, second prize for
bridge, and Mrs. Griffiths third prize.
For auction bridge the first prize was
awarded to Mrs. Heisterman, while
Mrs. Arthur Coles won the second.
Mrs. E. G. Prior was the successful
winner of the five hundred prize.
Music Hall Plays—Conditions of the
Dual Licences
The demand of the music-halls for
the right to perform stage plays has
now been granted by the Lord Chamberlain, and all such places will, in
consequence of the new regulations,
come indirectly within the control of
the Lord Chamberlain's office.
The following conditions to be observed are:—That no performance
shall contain fewer than six distinct
numbers. The act drop to be lowered
between each number. No excise licence to be asked for if not already
granted by the London County Council. All sketches to be licensed by
Lord Chamberlain.. Smoking to be
licensed by Lord Chamberlain.
The conditions laid down by the
Lord Chamberlain are a compromise
between the demands of the music-
hall managers and those of the
Saxon Cemetery Discovered
While quarrying in a field near Pur-
ton a workman unearthed a skeleton,
by tlie side of which was an iron
sword eighteen inches long, with a
handle of six inches. Further investigation was made by Mr. Howard
Cunningham, Curator of the Wilts
Archaeological Museum, who found
further human remains, by the side
of which was an excellent specimen
of an iron-socketed spearhead. A
glass bead was also found. All three
articles appear to be Saxon. Other
skeletons have been found hero in former years, and the inference is that
it was a Saxon cemetery. It is the
first found in Wiltshire, which has
very few Saxon remains.
Manchester's  Great  Future
Professor Haverfield, in an address
on "Roman London" to the members
of the Classical Association at King's
College, London, said at the present
day the geographical conditions of
London were ceasing to count.
The opening of the Atlantic to
trade and traffic, and the opening of
mineral resources in the north, had
changed the incidence of geographical conditions, and he found himself
wondering whether—certainly not in
his time, but at some future day—the
capital of England would be transferred from London to the north, and
whether the Government would follow the papers which had already began to move to Manchester.
Master Humphreys 'Clock
A London firm (Messrs. Trollope
and Colls, of West Halkin street, S.
W.)i is offering to collectors of mementoes of Charles Dickens no less
an article than "Master Humphreys'
This was originally fixed at the entrance of William Humphreys' shop
at Barnard Castle, Yorkshire, and led
to Charles Dickens' obtaining Master
Humphreys' assistance when collecting information for "Nicholas Nickle-
Growing Post Office
To meet the needs of the evergrowing business of the General
Post Office, negotiations have been
completed for the sale to the Department of the Vicarage, in King
Edward street—immediately in the
rear of the original building—of
Christ Church, Newgate street. The
eventual idea is believed to be the
incorporation of the entire area up
to  Newgate street.
Duke's Son Engaged
A marriage has been arranged between the Marquis of Stafford and
Lady Eileen Butler, daughter of the
Earl and Countess of Lanesborough.
Lord Stafford, who is 22, is the son
of the Duke of Sutherland and the
heir to the dukedom, the estates of
which are the largest in the country, totalling 1,358,600 acres, mostly in
Famous Estate to be Sold
Mr. Alexander C. Hall has decided
to sell the Six-Mile Bottom estate,
Newmarket. The property extends to
6,641 acres, and it is one of the most
noted partridge shoots in the country. For many years the late Duke
of Cambridge rented the shooting,
and at the present time Mr. J. Pier-
pont Morgan is the shooting tenant.
Relic of the Sea
An anchor over 14ft. long brought
into Lowestoft by a trawler has been
pronounced by a local authority to
date from pre-Armeda times. It is
thickly encrusted with oyster shells
and barnacles, and is to be purchased
for the town.
Loose Covers and Boat
Leather Work and Special Designs
French Polishing
1109 Fort Street       Phone 2149
Chas. Hayward
Reginald Hayward
F. Caselton
Phones 2235,   2236,   2237, 2238,   2239
The W. C. Funeral Furnishing Co.
(Successors to Charles Hayward)
Funeral Directors and Embalmers
1016 Govt. St. Established 1867 Victoria, B. C.
Westholme Grilll
Formerly Songhees
Completely rehabilitated, under new management.
Music from 6.30 to 8.30 and 10 to 1 a.m.   L. Turner, Leader.
A Merchants' Club Luncheon served in a jiffy from noon until 2 at |
40 cents.   Reserve your tables in advance.
$1.00 Table d'Hote Dinner
Every Sunday
Carl Sword
Manager j
Island, 14 acres cleared facing Pier Island; ordinary buildings; small
orchard; fine spring; road right to gate; most magnificent view, and
vegetation two to three weeks earlier than elsewhere on Island;
lot can be subdivided into 6 lots or more, all with water front;
splendid sport on this island with both rod and gun. For full
particulars apply to
South Salt Spring
Shakespeare's birth, and the occasion
will serve for the unveiling of the
monument to the poet, which is to
be placed beneath the Shakespeare
window in the south aisle.
London Fires in 1911
During 1911 .there were 4,455 fires
in London, an increase of 1,250 compared with the previous year, and the
largest number known to the London Fire Brigade.
One hundred and twenty persons
lost their lives at the fires and over
100 were rescued from burning buildings.
Shakespeare's Birthday
A great commemoration service is
to be held in Southwark Cathedral
on   April   23,   the   anniversary   of
Modern Apprenticeship
To resuscitate the apprenticeship
system the English Ruskin Society,
of Brimingham, has formulated a
new scheme of apprenticeship which
the Birmingham Education Committee has promised to consider.
The scheme aims at the establishment, preferably by the Education
Committee, of an apprenticeship
board which would keep in touch with
employers willing to take apprentices
and would also maintain a register
of boys suitable for apprenticeship.
Destiny of Huth Bibles
It is stated on trustworthy authority that Mr. Bernard Quaritch took
with him to New York two of the
most valuable books sold at the recent Huth sale in London, which he
purchased for Mr. Pierpont Morgan.
One of the books is a copy or paper
of the famous Gutenberg Bible, the
other is also a Bible on vellum print-
The New Seed Store
Don't Delay. If you have not yet planted
your bulbs, do so now. See us for Seeds
of All Kinds, Hardy Perennials, Rose Trees
Shrubs, Etc. TELEPHONE 2278
854 Yates St., Near Carnegie Library
COMPANY, LIMITED, of 1016 Langh
Street, in the City of Victoria, Province
British Columbia, give notice that, on tl
26th day of February, 1912, I intend to app
to the Water Commissioner at his office
the said City of Victoria, B.C., for a licen
to take and use four cubic feet of water p
second from a chain of three small lakes
Highland District, known as Durant's Lab
Head Lake and Fourth Lake, distant about
miles from thc head of Tod Inlet. The wat
is to be taken at the East side of Durant
Lake and is to be used at a point on the ea
side of Tod Inlet about one mile from tl
head of Tod Inlet for an industrial and man
facturing purpose.
N.B.—It is proposed to store water by rai
ing the level of the water in the said lak
10 feet, by the erection of all required dat
and thc conservation of the waters fallii
upon the surrounding watershed and damm
feb. 3 feb.
ed at Mainz in 1462. It is understoc
that Mr. Pierpont Morgan paid r
spectively £6,380 and £3,355, inclui
ing commissions'.
Cross-Channel Passengers
Passengers crossing by the Bol
logne-Folkestone route have moi
than doubled in number in nit
years, last year's total being 466,56
against 218,556 in 1902. Last year
traffic was also an increase of 41,2:
over the record established in 1910.
Kingfisher Killed by a Cat
A kingfisher has been killed by
cat   a   Nunn   Mills,   Northampto
Considering  the  shyness  and  quid
ness of this beautiful bird such  a
occurrence is remarkable. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1912
Exit Pomm
By Arthur Henry Gooden
Pomm took his watch from his
locket, wound it, held it to his ear,
hen reverently hung it on a little
irass hook screwed in the wall. It
vas a large gold watch, for thirty
ears the pride of his heart, and its
lightly winding had become a sacred
It was past midnight, yet Pomm
nade no further preparation for bed,
ut stood irresolute, annoyance deep-
ning the lines of his stern old face,
'rescntly his wandering gaze fell up-
n the mirror and he stared at his
iiage half angrily.
"Pish," he muttered; "it's an old
Oman I'm gettin' to be."
Selecting a key from his chain, hc
llocked a small drawer and took
lerefrom a box of cigars. Anyone
ho had enjoyed Major Dene's hos-
tality would have recognized the
jdlow band, for their Havana frag-
;nce was not easily to be forgotten,
id—they were unusually expensive
jr a butler. But Pomm, in his forty
ars of service in the Dene house-
dd, cultivated quite as exquisite a
ite in Havanas as had the major
[Selecting a cigar, the butler lighted
and sat down; the severity of his
:e relaxed, and for a few moments
remained motionless, enjoying the
dicate aroma.   Presently he reached
fr a little volume lying on the table
id opening it, began to read:
"All the world's a stage—"
He paused; annoyance again crept
ito his eyes and tightened the lines
|_out his mouth.
"Dash those emeralds!" he grum-
lled. "I'm as nervous as an old hen
pout 'em."
He tossed the volume onto the table
jid puffed moodily at his cigar, his
liind dwelling on the little scene at
[ie dinner table earlier in the even's-
The talk had turned to the latest
insation—a daring robbery commit-
•d in the neighbourhood the night
lefore. One of the guests had ex-
jressed some alarm, but her host had
mghed at her fears.
"My dear Mrs. Van Alyn," Major
)ene had expostulated, "your uneasi-
iess is entirely unnecessary, but if it
■/ill relieve your anxiety you may
ave the security of my safe for your
ewels tonight. My safe," he added,
is considered a triumph; it would
affle the cleverest expert."
And so it happened that Mrs. Van.
Myn's famous emeralds now lay in
ihe Denes' big safe.
"I'm as nervous as an old hen about
em," Pomm mused. "I don't know
vhy—that safe's all the Major says
t is." He put out his hand and car-
issed the little volume lying on the
able. "But when old Shakespeare
an't make me forget, something must
ie wrong."
He was still musing when the big
dock in the hall chimed the hour of
me. Rising from his chair, Pomm
lesitated a moment, then, again open-
ng the little drawer, took out a re-
olver. Thus armed, he slipped noise-
essly from the room and padded
iown the long hall to the library.
The door was slightly ajar, a chink
if yellow light marking the opening,
'omm paused, then he pushed open
he door and quietly entered the
oom. Again he paused, this time
A young woman, in negligee attire,
:nelt before the safe; her dark hair
treamed about her shoulders and hid
ier face, but Pomm knew only too
rell who she was and his face
danched. As he stood there, be-
dldered and staring helplessly, she
rew from a small leather case Mrs.
/an Alyn's great emeralds.
The shock of his voice seemingly
urned her to stone; she did not
cream nor even look around.
I   beg   your   pardon,"   whispered
he old man.
A fit of trembling seized her and
he coronet, slipping from her fingers,
ell on the rug with a soft thud and
ay there, a circle of restless, green
ires. She began to sob, her face
mried in her hands.
Pomm moved to her side and
picked up the gems.
She clutched his sleeve with imploring fingers. "Pomm—what are
you going—to do?"
The butler looked at her, his face
working painfully. When he spoke,
his voice was hoarse. "Oh, Madame,
the Major!"
For a moment she looked defiant and
springing to her feet, she faced him
with an attempt at haughtiness.
"Leave the room," she commanded5,'
"this is my own affair—I only wanted
to—to   look   at   them."
Pomm regarded her steadily and
her little  bravado vanished.
"No—don't—you mustn't tell him—
please," she gurgled frantically. Then,
as Pomm still maintained his silence,
she said brokenly: "I—I'm in such
trouble, Pomm—and—this seemed
my only way—out."
"Bridge? Is it much? I've got a
little saved up, Madame."
"Oh, but I'm in deep—deep; I've
been crazy, and—" Mrs. Dene moistened her lips, "I'm afraid to tell my
"The Major 'd rather you told him,
"No—he mustn't know," she gasped; "promise."
"I couldn't tell if I would," answered the butler in a voice so low
that she hardly heard. "I've served
the Major too many years to hurt
him so." Pomm's voice shook. "No,
Madame, you need have no fear; I
will not tell Major Dene that his wife
"Oh—Oh!" she cried, "not a thief,
Pomm, don't say that!" and weeping
bitterly she turned swiftly to the
door, but Pomm's voice stayed her.
"Madame—you must promise—"
"Yes!—yes, I do promise," she panted. "I'll never play for stakes again.
I'm through—and I'll tell Major Dene
She vanished into the dark hall, and
with a shake of the head, the butler
turned to the safe. As his hand
touched the big steel door, a noise
brought him to his feet with a start.
He swung around, his revolver leveled. For a second time that night he
lowered it. Before him, pale and accusing, stood Major Dene.
As Pomm faced his master, his
mind worked rapidly. In his single-
hearted devotion there was hut one
course to follow. Major Dene must
never know the truth. He hung his
head guiltily.   "I'm caught, sir."
The other started and his stiff military mustache lifted strangely. "It's
not conceivable," he rasped.
The ghost of a smile, fleeting and
inscrutable, hovered on Pomm's compressed lips. "The temptation was
too much, sir," he said dryly.
Major Dene strode up to him and
took the jewels from his hand.
"Pomm," he groaned.
A fleck of blood appeared on
Pomm's lip, where his teeth had bitten into the flesh. "Yes, sir," he
For a moment his master dangled
the blazing gems at arm's length, his
face cold and expressionless, save for
the curious lift of his gray mustache;
then, with an angry gesture, hethrust
th em into the safe and slammed the
Pomm stood straight and stiff, and
outwardly as calm as when behind
his master's chair at dinner. Only
the red blotch on his lip gave proof
of his agitation.
Major Dene moved to the window
and flung aside the curtain. Outside,
the night was gray and cold. Behind
the thin veiling of clouds, the moon
shone fitfully, making the tall, naked
trees in the garden stand out in
ghostly lights. For several minutes
he stared with unseeing eyes, and
Pomm rigidly waited.
Finally the major wheeled about
sharply. "Give me your keys," he demanded, "and that gun."
Without a word, the old butler
Dene's mustache lifted again. Placing the revolver and the keys on his
desk, he turned to the door. "Come,"
said he. He led the way down the
hall to an unoccupied storeroom, adjoining the kitchen quarters. The
door was locked.
"Go back to the library and get
your keys," ordered the major.
"Yes, sir." Pomm glided off. He
quickly returned   and   selecting the
right key, opened the door. Then he
looked at his master. The latter
waved his hand meaningly. Pomm
bowed and stepped inside. "Very
good, sir," he observed.
The other glared at him and half
choked. "I'll see you in the morning," he mumbled. But he did not
lock the door.
Major Dene returned to the library
and sank heavily into a chair. Alone
and unobserved, his mask of calmness fell away, revealing a man mortally stricken. He had witnessed the
breaking of his idol. Unnoticed by
the other two, he had stood behind
the half-opened door, had watched the
whole miserable affair, had heard his
wife's confession.
"Janice,"  he  groaned.
A dull anger against her began to
burn within him. She could not have
loved him, else she would have had
trust in his love; she would have
come to him frankly in her difficulty.
Could it be his beautiful Janice—the
one -woman above all others, whom
he had heard crying out her guilt to
his butler? Gradually his confused
thoughts centered on Pomm. The old
man's extraordinary conduct in posing as a thief had at first amazed
him; then his pride had quickly taken
the cue and he had acted his own
part. It had hurt him—to let Pomm
believe that he thought him guilty
—yet he knew that his old servitor
would rather have it so. Major
Dene's heart warmed at the thought
and the grave-faced, silent butler assumed heroic proportions.
The major's chin sank on his breast
and he fumbled nervously at his mustache. Pomm was showing the
greater manhood; he had not stood
aloof and condemned.
The husband of Jance suddenly felt
weary and ill, filled with a disgust at
himself. Could not he rise to the
height reached by his butler? Could
not he too forgive? Surely he had
far greater reason to forgive. Janice
was his wife—and she was so young
—he had sworn to cherish and protect her, and—he loved her still. Yes,
after all, he loved Janice, and surely
to love was to forgive.
There came a faint rustle from behind him, and the next moment his
wife was on her knees at his side, a
flurry of white lace, salt tears and
dishevelled hair. Her wet cheeks
pressed against his knee and her arms,
soft and round and white, stole about
his neck appealingly.
"I've been wicked—oh, so wicked,"
she sobbed.
"I know all about it, dear," he whispered, "all that you can tell me—but
I'm glad you have come to me."
She shuddered. "How—did you—
know?    Did  Pomm—?"
But Major Dene gathered his wife
into his arms. "No dear," he answered huskily, "dear old Pomm
didnn't—Come, we must go to him."
Left alone in the storeroom, Pomm
stood for several thoughtful minutes.
He was aware that the major had not
locked the door, but he considered
himself a prisoner none the less.
"Dash those emeralds," he muttered. He stumbled across the room
through the darkness to a window
and pushed up the shade, but the
heavy shutters held back the moonlight. He grumbled at this and
groped about blindly for a chair; but
finding none, he sat on the floor and
ruefully thought of his unfinished
cigar. He was tired and before he
knew it, had dozed off into a troubled
He saw himself back in the library;
Mrs. Dene kneeling in front of the
safe, the great emeralds in her hand.
She turned at his approach. "Leave
the room—this is my affair," she
screamed derisively. He rushed forward to seize the jewels but the angry
blaze of the gems blinded him and
she slipped past his frantic clutch—
she was gone—he had not saved her
—the family of Dene was disgraced.
The door opened; Pomm awoke
with a start and sprang to his feet.
"Yes, sir, I'm afraid I went to sleep,
sir," he began apologetically, but got
no further, for Major Dene had
gripped both his hands, and Mrs.
Dene had flung her arms about'his
grizzled neck.
And the old butler understood.
"Yes, sir, yes, madame; thank you,
madame," he quavered.
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They led him into the dining-room.
Major Dene poured a glass of wine
and handed it to Pomm. "God bless
you," he said. He poured another
for his wife and one for himself.
"We'll forget it all from this moment,
Pomm," he added gravely.
The butler drained his glass. "Yes,
sir, very good, sir," he acquiesced.
They left him, and Pomm returned
thoughtfully to his bedroom. He
was pondering over the major's last
words. Forget? Yes, he could forget—but could they while he was
there daily reminder? He sat down
gloomily and relighted his cigar. His
simple reasoning made it plain that
he could not remain at Dene Hill—a
scourge to his mistress's conscience.
Pomm sighed and shook his head.
It was a hard, thing to do, to leave
Dene Hill He had entered its threshold when he was a ruddy-cheeked
youth of twenty, and he was proudly
conscious that his years of service
had been honoruable. He flicked the
long ash from his cigar, and picking
up the little volume of Shakespeare,
endeavoured to forget his trouble.
But even the inspired lines failed to
soothe. He laid the book down gently and looked about his comfortable
room where he had spent so many
peaceful years. His lips tightened in
decision, and drawing a chair to the
table he wrote in his painstaking
"Do not think me ungrateful, sir,
for your many kindnesses. It is better for me to go away. It is not
ingratitude that makes me. I leave
my keys with this note. If you will
pardon my doing so, I should like to
recommend Jordan; hc is capable and
will make you a faithful butler.
The old man placed the missive in
an envelope and sealed and addressed
it. He then went to his closet and
brought out two bags and packed his
belongings. This done, he crept noiselessly from the house into the gray
At the great gates at the foot of
the garden, he paused and sorrowfully gazed back in a long, last look.
" 'They have their exits and their
entrances, and one man in his time
plays many parts,'" he murmured.
"Old Shakespeare knew, he did." . . .
And Pomm picked up his bags and
walked slowly away through the cold
It is a matter of common knowledge
that Victoria is lamentably short of
hotel accommodation. Every addition to the ranks means added comfort and prosperity to the city. The
newest comer is the Prince George,
which will he officially opened on
Thursday next. This is a fine modem
building, replete with every convenience, and with the catering of' Mr.
Kostenbader, the popular president of
the Deutscher Verein, the public may
safely count on the best of attention.
Naas Valley Lands a Mecca
Even at this early season of the
year a number of hardy land stakers
have gone into thc valley of the Naas
river to locate. Dog teams will for
the next two months play a prominent part, and one outfit is authorized
to stake 50 sections. Vancouver and
Victoria capital is behind the stakers.
District of Coast, Range 3
TAKE notice that Elizabeth C. Clayton, of
Bella Coola,, occupation Widow, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post plant*
cd on island in Rclla Coola River and about
opposite the North-cast corner of Lot 2;
thence westerly 7 chains So links, more or
less: thence north-westerly 19 chains, more
or less; thence northerly 4 chains, more or
less; thence north-easterly 10 chains, more or
less; thence easterly 16 chains more or less;
thence south-easterly 4 chains, more or less;
thence southerly 9 chains, more or less, to
point of commencement,
Dated  Tanuary   19th,   1912.
feb. 3 mch 30 12
"Sotto Voce"
The Week's Rumours and
(By The Hornet)
That the Japanese Current is the
strongest tie between Canada and the
Orient, and there is no objection to
its shifting as long as it doesn't get
us into hot water.
* *   *
That one swallow may not make
a summer, but one week like this
makes a very good spring.
* *   *
That the papers do not report similar weather in the Interior, which is
another point in favour of the Coast.
* *   *
That things are moving in Victoria
and the City Engineer's Department
is trying to keep pace.
* *   *
That most of the staff appear to
be moving out.
* *   *
That the incidents of the last week
or two would seem to illustrate
Aesop's fable of "The stork and the
frogs"; at the present rate of consumption there will be no frogs left
to rule over in a little while.
* *   *
That sometimes it is as foolish to
pass a by-law as to create a king.
* v *    *
That certain Victoria ministers are
agitating for an amendment in the
Marriage Service.
* *   *
That it is not the little word "obey"
which is troubling them this time,
but "those whom God has joined together, let no man put asunder."
* *   ■'■
That the change is desired to enable them to consistently refuse to
the Hindu women the right to live
with their husbands.
* *   *
That Tom Hood once sang a song,
"Oh for the rarity of Christian Charity under the sun."
That it was a song of a "shirt," but
this is a song of a "skirt."
* *   *
That it is easier for a camel to
go through the eye of a needle than
for a Hindu woman to enter the land
of promise.
* *   *
That the annual dinner of the Press
Gallery, whilst an instructive function, might easily have been made
more entertaining.
* *   *
That this has no reference to the
quality of the fare, which could not
have been improved upon.
* *   *
That what Jimmie Robertson undertakes to do, he always does well.
* *   *
That the mental pabulum provided
savoured too much of the heavy joint
and too little of the souffle.
That at    times
the    silence  was
That if the members of the Press
Gallery had attended the German banquet in a body, there would have
been more sparkle about their own
mnction. *   *   *
That Herr Carl Lowenberg presided over a splendid gathering and
an entertaining programme.
* *   *
That what the Deutcher Verein
does hot know about entertaining is
not worth knowing.
* *   *
That the success of last year was
repeated, and the committee "went
one better."
* *   *
That war will never be declared
between Victoria and the Deutscher
That some of the guests are still
wondering how so many good Germans got to Victoria, if, as was
claimed by the Chairman, Germany
exports Merchandise only.
* *   *
That the solution of the Navy Resolution problem in the local Legislature was creditable to both parties,
and fairly fills the bill.
* *   *
That the strongest evidence of a
goming election is the extreme "mud-
diness" of the Times editorials recently.
* *   *
That if the forecast of the Irish
Home Rule Bill is correct, it will become law about the time of the
* *   *
That Mayor Beckwith is considerably surprised and he will probably
be still more surprised before he un
ravels the tangle left by Mayor Mor
* *   *
That at the present rate of pro
gress the only men left on the Cit;
Engineer's staff will be the unquali.
tied and juniors.
* *   *.
That   for  a  breathless  alliterativ
sentence  Mr.  Stutchbury's  letter
resignation  will  take a lot  of beat
* *   *
That several hundred books at th
Carnegie Library are stowed away t
be rebound, but there is no mone
to pay for this very necessary worl
* *   *
That in tht meantime there are fe'
books and many empty shelves.
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those anticipating matrimony.   It is set out in detail, every article
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