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 Victoria's New Hotel
"he Westholme
Now Open
mil opens first week in August
The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper
Published at Victoria, b/<&>
Hall & Walker
Agents
Wellington Colliery
Co's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 83
IX.   No. 29
Eighth Year
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUL
Ear
One Dollar Per Annum
SCIPROCITY—For some reason or
other the editor of the Colonist will
not grapple at close quarters with
Ireat subject of Reciprocity, which is
■occupying the minds of all thinking
l- It is true that he has taken a nominal
' in opposition to the proposed pact,
[is equally true that he has done noth-
educate the public on the subject and
\. has studiously avoided any attempt
|swer the Government speakers and
Idiibited more than coolness in his sup-
l)f Opposition speakers.    No serious
at was made to answer the addresses
Hon. William Templeman and Dr.
although their meeting in the Vic-
Theatre was an important one and was
advertised as inaugurating the cam-
When Mr. G. H. Barnard, M.P.',
lir. Martin Burrell, M.P., held their
led meeting in the A. O. U. W. Hall
loth delivered exhaustive addresses,
lurrell's in particular partaking of the
Iter of a manifesto, the Colonist had
pe word of comment in its editorial
is the following day, and only a be-
lind brief editorial which did not at-
[to cover the ground two days later,
/eek is only voicing a very general
Lint on the part of local Conservatives
lie daily organ of the party is more
lakewarm in its advocacy of import-
lrty interests and much more prone
tl the virtues of Sir Wilfrid Laurier
comment favourably upon the work
Borden and the other Conservative
,   It is doubtful if the proprietary of
llonist is fully aware of this condition
lirs, but the facts are as stated and
|all  for some consideration at the
)f the party organ.   It is not neces-
J this date to traverse the addresses pf
■jarnard and Mr. Burrell, but'it is
mt that attention should be directed
Ipoint, and particular stress laid upon
liere is a wide divergence between
ptude of the Colonist ancl that of Mr.
and all authoritative Conservative
They all believe that Reciprocity _
lie United States tends towards an-
they have all elaborated careful1
Ijdered arguments to demonstrate this.
ley have all agreed that in.the final
|ie crux of the question is, what for
' a better word, may, be called—
ill.   The Colonist says that it "does
the word Imperial-and it* has all
efused to recognise the Imperial as-
| the question.   The Victoria Times,
full well where the strength of the
[rative  case lies,  studiously avoids
cussion of this phase of the question
Jfesses to believe that it is too absurd
vorth noticing.   On the other hand
[nually complains that the Conser-
speakers do not sufficiently discuss
Inomic side of the  question.   The
Jion is unfounded, but neither the
|t nor the Times appears to have
nse of proportion when the argu-
tor and against Reciprocity come to
jsidered.   The Conservative case is
Iwever important the economics of
Istion may be, its Imperial bearings
1 infinitely greater import, and that
Canada is bound to get the better
[bargain from the dollar and cents
|int, which is surely a large order
by no means demonstrated, even
le people of Canada will never be
Ito endorse Reciprocity if it involves
akening of any Imperial tie or re-
lie progress of the great world-wide
ent for the consolidation of the Emit is all the more necessary that Conies should emphasize this aspect of
fcstion because of the very unsatis-
attitude of Sir Wilfrid Laurier at
Lerial Conference.   The Week hopes
Inay yet be possible to have a fuller
of the proceedings at the Confer-
order to judge dispassionately of
lorted utterances of the Canadian
Premier. No final judgment can be passed
until such an account is available, but
enough is known to show that on the subject of Naval Defence his utterances
savoured more of political opportunism
than of sagacious statesmanship. There
never was a time when it was more necessary for the Conservative party to take a
firm stand on its traditional policy of loyalty to the Empire, and whatever the Col-
mittee to inform the puTjhcli.uie tTISrough-
ly on the details. The Week is not in a
position to do this, because it does not
possess the necessary data, but it feels
called upon to point out that the present
grant is totally inadequate even for present
requirements without taking into account
the rapid growth of the city. The Carnegie
Library is the only public institution of the
kind in Victoria;  it is well managed and
onist or the Times may think, and however    since the advent of Miss Spencer the public
Special Prize, $20.00 in Gold
Miss McB. Smith, Leader
A Special Prize of $20.00 in gold will be awarded tp the candidate turning in the
greatest number of subscriptions to "The Week" from Monday morning, July 24th,
to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 29th.
All subscriptions for a period of longer than one year will count as one towards
the special prize. The votes of said subscriptions will also be credited to the
candidate for the Grand and District prizes to be awarded at thc close of the contest.
Providing the candidates in Districts Eleven and Twelve;have their subscriptions
in the Postoffice and bear the Postmaster's stamp of not later than 10 p.m. July 29th
on the envelope and reach the Contest Manager not later than Tuesday morning at
10 o'clock, they will receive credit toward the special prize.
Following is the list of candidates and the number of votes to their credit up to
noon, Friday, July 21st:
DISTRICT ONE
None
DISTRICT TWO
Miss Ethel Rickets  13,700
DISTRICT THREE
Miss B. Tait .5,225
DISTRICT FOUR
Miss Maude Owens 5,650
DISTRICT FIVE
Miss Mary Blake  3,175
Miss Nellie Pottinger  2,325
DISTRICT SIX
Miss Edna Dack    3,850
Miss A. Sweet     500
DISTRICT SEVEN
Miss McB. Smith 44.650
Miss Marjorie Kent 38,450
DISTRICT EIGHT
Miss Gladys Hocking     33,700
Miss Lucie Roach   5,700
DISTRICT NINE
Miss J. Patterson  12,100
DISTRICT TEN
Miss Sadie Craig    39,625
Miss Jessie King   3,700
DISTRICT ELEVEN
None
DISTRICT TWELVE
Miss Ruth Bell  37,800
Miss Margaret Nyland  16,400
Miss McB. Smith has secured the lead over Miss Kent, who up to this week held
the lead from the beginning of the contest. The contest in this district promises to be
keen and interesting between these two friendly candidates for first honours.
Miss Sadie Craig of District id, still retains second place, having overcome Miss
Kent, but in turn being surpassed by Miss McB. Smith.   ■•
Miss Ruth Bell of Vancouver has also increased her standing from sixth to fourth
place. . ! 1  '■       ' .         ~.'. ..   ■
Miss Gladys Hocking of District 8, who now stands fifth in the race, is only a
ocmparatively few votes behind the leader. . *
' Miss Margaret Nyland of Prince Rupert has increased her position from seventh
to sixth place and is less than the equivalent to ten five-year subscriptions from the
leader of the. entire contest for' the Grand Prize of $300.00 in gold.
Among the new candidates who have entered the contest during the last week or
so, who have made a remarkable showing are: Miss J. Patterson of District 9, Miss-
Maude Owens of District 4, Miss B. Tait of District 3, and Miss Edna Dack of District
6. The number of vote's the above' mentioned candidates have secured show what can
be accomplished with very little effort.
Candidates should not. overolok the fact that all subscriptions turned in before
August 5th will receive |more votes than if held back and turned in at a later date. .
Five weeks from today the contest will close. It practically means that some
candidate will receive the: equivalent to $60.00 a week for five weeks for her time and
effort.
A new candidate eritering in Districts i and 11 could secure the District Prize with
very few votes.
much they. may. object to what the latter
is pleased to call "flag-waving" ancl the
former "ultra-Imperialism," they may both
make up their minds that the settlement of
the question will turn upon this and not
upon the matter of who is getting the
better of a commercial bargain.
CITY BY-LAWS—Shortly the property owners of Victoria will have an
opportunity of registering a reconsideration of their former attitude on the
Public Library ancl Parks By-laws. A few
weeks ago both were turned down, or perhaps it would be more correct to say, both
failed to pass through the indifference of
the vast majority of the voters. The Week
believes that the Library By-law at any
rate would have carried by a substantial
majority if it had been more fully explained, ancl in this, as in many similar
cases, it is the duty of the Library Com-
h.o longer has any grounds for complaint
• as to the.manner in which tlie duties of her
office are discharged. But she and her
assistants are seriously handicapped by insufficient funds, and the committee is
handicapped for the same reason in supplying new books to the thousands of
readers who are asking for them. Additional books, increased accommodation and
all the advantages which a well-stocked
and well-managed library should give will
be materially aided by the passing of the
By-law. It is as impossible for the committee and staff to do justice to the situation with the present grant and the present appliances as it was for the Israelites
to make bricks without straw. As to the
Parks By-law, it goes without saying that
the wisest of all policies for a growing
city is to look far enough ahead and retain
a sufficient number of open spaces for parks
and  ornamental  squares.    The  need   for
these may not be apparent today, but the
time will come when the children of future
generations will rise up to call the men of
this generation blessed if they adopt this
enlightened policy. All that is necessary is
to exercise good judgment in the selection
of suitable sites and not to duplicate them
unnecessarily. The Week believes that in
this respect the scheme outlined when the
last By-law was being voted on was far
from perfect, which may account for the
indifferent manner in which it was received.
THE COAL STRIKE—The coal
strike in the Kootenay is a more
serious matter than most people are
aware of. In fact, so serious that unless
the production of coal is resumed within
a few weeks there will be not merely suffering but possibly starvation on the prairies
during the coming winter. The various
Boards of Trade and other public organizations are taking active steps to direct the
attention of the Government to this matter. Its urgency cannot be over-estimated
and those familiar with all the conditions
feel extreme anxiety as to the outcome.
The Week would call attention to the fact
that even in years when there has been no
strike excitement has run high in the
Prairie Provinces with respect to a possible famine in fuel, and only a few years
ago the shortage was so marked that desperate citizens took possession of coal
which was consigned to the railway companies for transportation purposes, and in
one or two cases in Saskatchewan actually broke up and burned the wood-work of
the freight cars. The Government obviously cannot be held responsible for the
vagaries of coal operators or coal miners,
but it can and should be held responsible
for not making the best use of such material as it controls for the express purpose of preventing a shortage of fuel.
When the Dominion Government granted
the Crow's Nest Pass Railway charter it
. secured possession of fifty thousand acres
of coal lands from the Province of British
Columbia. These, lands formed an important feature in the discussion of that historic
charter, and the Hon. Clifford Sifton who
conducted negotiations made a great deal
of the fact that by-securing these lands
the Government would be in a position to
guarantee an abundance of fuel for all
time. It is true, that there was a string
on thej proposition, and not unreasonably
so. The Government was neither to operate nor dispose of these lands as long as the
operating mines, furnished an adequate supply of fuel.. But when they failed to do
this the lands were to be brought into tlie
market in whatever way the Government
might deem best. It would have been unfair to take advantage of this clause while
the initial difficulties of establishing a new
industrial enterprise were handicapping the
coal operators, but such an argument has
no pertinency after the lapse of fourteen
years, and since failure to furnish an adequate supply of coal has now become a
chronic condition it is surely time for tlie
Government to turn to account the vast
areas of fuel which it acquired for this
specific purpose. Failure to do so undoubtedly justifies public criticism; it may
lead to something worse. The day has
gone by when, at any rate so far as the
largest operating mine is concerned, the
Dominion Government need refrain from
such action out of tender consideration for
its personal friends. The property has long
ago passed under the control of American
capitalists, who are handling it in exactly
the manner which The Week anticipated.
There is no regard for Canadian interests,
Canadian shareholders or Canadian citizens.
The property is being operated to furnish
freight for American railway lines, and fuel
for American smelters. It is about time
that a Canadian Government made a move
in thc interests of' the Canadian people. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1911
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It is about time that I again put in
a plea for the provision of public receptacles for paper, etc., at frequent
intervals along our main streets.    In
course of time, if I continue making
the  euggestion  to the  City  Council,
they will no doubt be supplied, but
in the meantime the need for them is
ever increasing.   There are few men
who, as unselfish as myself, are careful to drop empty cigarette boxes and
torn envelopes on  thc  streets when
others are not looking, and I know
nothing more annoying to a man of
tidy habits and orderly manners than
to see others wantonly littering the
roadway with the debris of their correspondence and the discarded remnants of their smoking material.    It
is bad enough to see the results on
our  fair  highways;   it  is  ten  times
worse to watch  the criminal perpetrate the act and to ponder over the
awful abyss of indifference to public
welfare   into   whicii  he   must   have
fallen before he could do such things
without shame.   But after all what is
a man to do with his empty cigarette
box?   There are some, I know, who
will say that such things ought not
to exist,  that  cigarettes  are the invention  of  the  devil  and   that   the
boxes should always be full?    I will
not argue the point, but merely reiterate the question:    What arc we
to do   with   the   boxes?   Does the
Council    suppose   that    the   average
mortal will wittingly return the empty
box to his pocket, thereby burdening
himself with a profitless load and one
whicii is apt to be the cause of bitter
disappointment later?   And yet that
is  the  only alternative to throwing
it on the street. The Post-Office authorities  have awakened  to  the need
for waste-paper baskets in their department and the floor of the main
office is the better for the innovation.
I would suggest a large receptacle at
the corner of Fort and Government,
another at the comer of Bastion and
a third at the corner of Yates.   That
would be  sufficient  for  Government
Street at present.    Other likely situations will occur to anyone who takes
the  trouble  to  think.    The  expense
would be small and the results obtained great.   If the Counril is really
doubtful as to the necessity for such
an undertaking I would respectfully
suggest that a trial be made.    Let
■such a contrivance be placed at the
■corner of Fort and Government and
if the collection therein deposited between tiie hours of io a.m. and io p.m.
■does not convince them of the need,
I will forever hold my peace on the
subject.
*   *   *
Tt is satisfactory to find that prophecies made in these columns sometimes, if not more often than not,
come true, and I shouldn't be full of
human nature if I didn't occasionally
give myself a figurative pat on the
back on their fulfilment. I have often
complained of the paucity of grillrooms and other such restaurant facilities in Victoria ancl said that the
establishment of such would always
pay if conducted aright. And this
has been the case all along the line,
The Empress grill and "Murphy's"
have both been successes. I am glad
to note that a new one has opened
at the corner of Yates and Langley
Streets, yclept "The King George
Grill," ancl it is still more satisfactory
to be able to state that it is making
good. I find it a conveniently situated place to drop into, and the service ancl cuisine are all that can be
desired. That it is filling a real need
is shown by the patronage which is
already extended to it. 1 am anxiously awaiting the opening of the Westholme Grill which will, I hope, put
us more on a level with Vancouver.
This grill is to hc downstairs and the
accommodation provided is to he
ample. I went over the place the
other clay with Mr. Pauline, the manager of the Westholme Hotel, and I
am prepared to say that it will be
one of tlie coolest places in town. It
mav   seem that I am always talking
about eating, but I can't help it, I
"growed" that way, and after all we
all think about it three times a day.
I shouldn't be much of a "Lounger"
if my wanderings didn't take me
round to the best places in which to
keep body ancl soul together.
*   *   *
"Mr. Bums will be well advised if
he turns his attention and the attention of his Department to the noises
made   by   motor-cars   in   our   great
towns.    The   uproar   has   become   a
new 'terror that walks by darkness'."
So says the Over-seas Daily Mail in
its issue  of July  1st.    In  tlle  same
issue is an account of the attempted
suicide    of    a    man    driven    insane
through  insomnia  caused  by  noises
in the street.   There now, have I not
zealously  championed  the  cause  of
peace  and  quietude  for many years
in this column?   Am I not always inveighing    against    the    unnecessary
noises which make life a burden by
day and a  nightmare by night?    It
is true that here in Victoria we have
not yet got very much to complain
of, but  better   far  that  precautions
should be taken now, than later on
when    the    nuisance    has    become
too   great    to    cope   with    successfully.     Even   now   many  and   frequent are the complaints on the part
of  dwellers  on  and  around   Beacon
Hill because of the "terror that rushes
by night."    With your permission I
will quote another extract from the
same editorial which reads thus:   "It
is not merely the needless noises of
the  motor-car  that  destroy  slumber
and injure  the  nerves,  but also  the
intermittence   and  variety   of   those
noises.   Carlyle in a famous case complained  that  what  kept  him  awake
at nights was not so much the crowing of an offending cock next door,
as  the  waiting  and  wondering  how
long it would be before the creature
crowed   again.    If   the   instruments
used by the chauffeur gave forth one
and the same sound, the distress to
the public would be lessened.   A deep
note from a horn would be infinitely
more tolerable than the menagerie of
sounds whicli afflicts our streets. Now
there rings out a shriek like the banshee;    the   whistle  of  a  locomotive
follows;   then an extraordinary deep
grunt or bark of an angry bulldog
rends the night, and is succeeded by
'grunts and squeals, howls, bellowings
ancl roarings,' the whole completed by
a stave of a bugle-call repeated in
maddening fashion."   I am truly glad
that there are others in this world
who are worried by noises.   I am sick
and  tired  at  being looked  on as a
neurotic,     hypochondriacal     "young
man with  nerves."    An unnecessary
noise is as much of a public nuisance
as an open drain, ancl though it may
not be the cause of an epidemic, it
has oft-times driven men to insanity
and suicide.   I fancy I saw something
about a law, whether it was municipal, provincial or federal I know not,
which provided for one standard noise
for all motor-cars except that used by
the Fire-chief, but I haven't yet found
out which is the standard noise preferred ancl meanwhile Pandemonium
reigns.
Thus far there is ho cause for complaint as many of the horses attached
to hacks and transfers have a harder
time of it than this. But it seems
to me that such a policy of "grab"
is suicidal. It must entail a good
deal of additional expense to the owners and a lot of discomfort for their
drivers, and it strikes the general
public, who cannot see that there is
much choice of position, as being ridiculous. Surely in a small place like
Victoria an amicable arrangement
might be arrived at amongst the rival
owners. My information is to the
effect that all save one are ready to
come to such an arrangement. The
one exception, who shall be nameless
for the present, holds out for the
policy of "first come, first served,"
and in consequence the rivalry grows
keener. I can foresee the time when
like a theatre queue the Tally-ho's
will arrive over-night. Of course a
matter of this nature is nobody's
business. I presume the drivers are
paid for their work; the horses are
not suffering, and the Tally-ho's are
in nobody's way, but I think that the
absurdity of the whole thing makes
it fair game for the
Ofri
rv^-t&r.
A WRONGFUL DECISION
A recent case in one of the smaller
towns of the Interior wherein a
person convicted of a violation of the
Bush-Fires Act—in having utilized
fire in land clearing without first securing the necessary permit in this
behalf—pleaded ignorance of the law
and escaped, upon conviction, with a
warning from the bench, may be
taken as an object lesson for the
benefit of rural magistrates and justices of the peace throughout the Province. It is no unusual thing for
these minor judges to exceed their
jurisdiction, and this is what was done
in the case in question. For the
benefit of all magistrates and peace
officers, as well as the general public,
it may be stated that no judge in the
land has power upon a conviction being recorded under the Bush Fires
Act to exercise such discretion as to
relieve the convicted party of the
payment of the penalty. The law prescribes a minimum fine of fifty dollars, and this must be impossed. Any
suspension of sentence may only be
legally permitted with the express
concurrence ancl authorization of the
attorney-general's department.
Last year I wrote at some length
with respect to the prevailing practice on the part of owners of Tally-
ho's of sending their men ancl horses
down fivc hours before the boats were
clue in order to procure the best positions on the other side of the Causeway. This year the same practice is
indulged in, though 1 am glad to say
that more merciful treatment is being
meted out to the horses. The Seattle
boat is scheduled to reach the Inner
Harbour about 1.15 p.m. and the
Tally-ho men lind it advisable to send
their coaches down between five ancl
six o'clock in the morning in the
effort to wrest the best places from
their rivals. Only two horses, however, are sent down and these are
changed during the later hours of the
morning, the four horses being furnished  just   before   the   boat  arrives.
OUT OP THE FRYING-PAN
Congressman Kent, of California, got it
the other day. In the smoking room as his
train passed through New Jersey, sat a large
ancl prosperous looking man, who eyed him
with evident interest.
"Do you know that you look a lot li..e
Governor Wilson, of New Jersey?" asked
the prosperous man of Kent.
Kent said that no one had ever told him so.
"Well, you do," said the other. "Gee, Wilson's a homely man, isn't he?"
Kent said that no one had ever told him
that, either. The prosperous looking man
apologized. "I don't want to hurt your feelings," said hc. "You do look like Wilson,
and lie is ugly. There's no getting away
from  that.    But Wilson looks intelligent."
Mr. Kent said that he was somewhat relieved under the circumstances.
boy
OBVIOUS!
In  a recent  examination  paper  for
clcrk's post was this question:
-'If the Premier and all tlie members of
the Cabinet should die, who would officiate?"
Robert, a boy of fourteen, thought for a
time,, trying in vain to recall who came next
in succession. At last a happy inspiration
came to him, and he answered:
"The undertaker."
S. SHELTON
Old Country Dry Goods
734 Yates St., Phone 1678
Our stock is much too heavy and we
are greatly reducing prices all
round to clear.   Come
and see.
WATER NOTICE
I, Fleming Hewett, of Metchosin, Farmer,
give notice that on the 22nd day of August
next I intend to apply to thc Water Commissioner at his office in Victoria for a license
to take and use one-twentieth of a cubic foot
of water per second from Hewett CreeK in
Metchison District. The water is to be taken
from the stream ahout tbe centre of Section
8 and is to he used on Section 8 for irrigation
purposes. 1 will also apply for permission to
store tlie water in a reservoir to be constructed on said Section 8.
Hated this 21st day of July, A.D., 1911.
FLEMING HEWETT.
July  22 aug 15
Cracking a joke does not necessarily impair its value.
"Cracking" a bottle of Lemp's Beer does not
impair its value either. Indeed, when you have
poured it out into a glass and tasted the sparkling
deliciousness of this strengthening beverage is when
its true value appears. "Better than the best," it has
a sparkle, flavour and vim all its own; just that
superiority, tangible to the taste, but difficult to define.
If you order Letup's Beer for your next drink at any
hotel, bar or cafe, you will appreciate exactly what we
mean. If your dealer offers you an inferior brand
for home consumption, do not accept it, but 'phone
us and we will see that you are supplied correctly
with "Lemp's."
PITHER   &   LEISER
Wholesale Distributors
Victoria, Vancouver and Nelson, B.C.
JAMES BUCHANAN & CO., by Royal Appointment
Purveyors to H. M. King George the V and the Royal Houseli
Distillers of the popular
"Black & White" Scotch Whisl
Unsurpassed in Purity, Age and Flavor
All Dea
Independent of all Combines
Table Delicacies which Cannot
Purchased Elsewhere in
Town
"Kumquats," a most delicious fruit, and something that would b«j
original on your menu card.   Bottle	
"Zwieback," the German Bread, manufactured by use of the cele|
brated Carlsbad Sprudelwater.   Package 	
"Dijon," the finest of all French Mustard.   Per Pot	
Genuine Swedish Milk Biscuits, a decided hit for afternoon teas|
Per Tin 	
Italian Egg Noodles.   Per Packet 	
Westphalian Hams.   Per lb	
Virginia Beechnut Hams.   Per lb	
H. 0. Kirkham & Co., Li
741, 743, 745 Fort Street
Grocery Store Butcher Shop Liquor Stor|
Tels. 178, 179 Tel. 2678 Tel. 2677
Headqi
for Fir\
Nurser
both
Omar
A few more Responsible
wanted, resident Fruitgrov
Horticulturists preferred.
Layritz Nurseries \
Carey Road
Victor!
NOW
Have you seen the "Best" Automobiles?   McLaughlin-Buick ar|
"Best," and being manufactured in Canada you
SAVE
The Duty.   McLaughlin-Buick's Cost you Less
MONEY
And give you More Value than any other make.
Model "27" is here.     Yesl   Fully equipped
Write, Phone, Wire, or best of all, come and see us.
$1,750
We'll demonstrate the "Goods"
Western Motor & Supply Comps
(LIMITED)
1410 BROAD STREET PHONfl THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1911
The Toymaker
^Monday  evening Ferris  Hart-
ipeared at the Victoria Theatre
ancient and venerable comedy
as   "The   Toymaker."    This
lias always been a favourite
because it is ingenious and
jg and affords an opening for at
ree first class performers. The
s differ somewhat and the one
1 by Ferris Hartman is not the
st, but all  the  same it furn-
an    evening's    entertainment
|vas on the whole well received.
n  himself was  good without
Ixcellent.   He lacked somewhat
ur and unction,  for  the  part
jerman toymaker is one whicii
|y demands  an  unctuous  ren-
I   could   not  help  recalling
|es of Willie Edouin who first
:ed this play to London audi-
[jout twenty years ago and cre-
urore.   The doll was decided-
y, but was not a good doll;
:his is a most difficult part to
satisfactorily  ancl  the  young
|io  played  on   Monday  night
e concerned in by-play than
Itaining the  deception  which
|tes the raison d'etre  of the
layed as it should be, an audi-
nceives the possibility of the
tr;   played as it was, illusion
impossible.   All I can say is
|se who had not seen the play
ould  undoubtedly  enjoy  it;
jho had  could hardly fail to
ipointed.
rs. "Bumptious" Leigh
innie Maddem  Fiske, erst-
inriie Madern and now said
der the management of Har-
ay Fiske, although it is dif-
credit that the lady is under
|agement, perpetrated an atro-
the    Victoria   Theatre    on
night  in  a  so-called  play
in   the   suggestive   title   of
(Uinpstead-Leigh."    The play
siderately  described  on   tlle
[me  as  "a   comedy  in   three
Harry   James   Smith."     It
[e fairer described as an up-
hilarious, screeching, Ameri-
, over-flowing with vulgarity
out a single redeeming fea-
the play contained any goocl
iy  failed  to  reach my  ears,
ugh  I  sat in the  fifth  row
front I did not catch more
verage of one word in three
from the lips of the prin-
css.     In   the   case   of   the
e   percentage   would   be   a
per.    Some of the press no-
|ch Mrs. Fiske has received
:tion with this play speak of
[dmirably suited by the part."
manner on Thursday night
should change the preposi-
|n   "by"   to   "to."   One   has
ustomed  to  associate   Mrs.
li legitimate work; her per-
as  Mrs.   Bumpstcacl-Lcigli
■eate in the  mind of every
the drama a feeling of sor-
is possible that Mr. Forbes
[n or Mrs. Kendall could do
ny stunts as a clown, but it
a spectacle  to  make  the
fp, ancl  not rejoice.    I  am
be solitary in my criticism,
not belong to those who
hat   Mrs.   Fiske  can   do  no
[The play of Thursday night
at she can at least make a
erself when  she  tries very
s. Bumpstead-Leigh instead
hyphenated     should     be
led.    It  is  to the  credit of
that,   anticipating   some
jo as actually occurred, many
[abitues stayed at home and
impty seats to speak their
emnation.
MOMUS.
Ihe Empress Theatre
ias been a strong bill run-
the   vaudeville   house   this
s week headed by the Ber-
are a clever ancl  effective
musical duo with unexpected illusions. Their work is excellent and
they have been scoring heavily. The
Makarendo Duo may be styled as
"magnificent." This word suits both
their dress and their singing. Adeline Francis is responsible for a
unique performance; it is not often
that one has the opportunity of hearing a soloist singing duets with herself, but that is Miss Francis' forte,
ancl she accomplishes it with the aid
of a graphophone. Comedy has been
provided by Watson & Dyer who, in
the "Red Mill," which they reproduce
with innovations, have been causing
much merriment. Robinson & La
Favour also have an amusing turn
which combines some risky feats connected with sacks, bands and barrels.
The Crystal Theatre
"The Question" is a picture play
dealing with the ever recurrent question of religion in cases where two
people of different creeds elect to
enter the state of matrimony. The
story centres around the fate of the
offspring and proved of absorbing interest to the many who witnessed the
film at the Crystal on Wednesday and
Thursday last. By special request the
Coronation pictures have been showing all the week in addition to the
regular series of films which latter
have included some excellent drama
and comedy.
The Majestic Theatre
A picture connected with a fortune
in oil not unnaturally appeals to many
Victorians and consequently Mr.
Christie scored heavily with the film
entitled "The Wild Cat Well" whicii
dealt with California, oil, money and
a wife. A couple of roaring farces
in the middle of the week helped to
make people forget the heat outside.
I should like to say another word in
favour of the organ at the Majestic
which is now a regular feature of
every evening's performance. There
is always some subject to be shown
on the screen which seems more fittingly accompanied on the really fine
instrument which is installed in the
theatre.
Romano's Theatre
The Nestor films whicii have been
portraying the eccentricities of Mutt
& Jeff, also known I believe as Hank
& Lank, were new to me till the
other night when I saw them at Romano's. At the beginning of the
week there was a distinctive feature
provided by a pictorial presentation
of the life of St. Paul which, if not
strictly according to the popular notion as gathered from the Acts, was
full of merit and as stated on the
screen had gained a gold medal from
the Cardinal Archbishop of Milan.
One can always depend upon something original at Romano's.
Chauncey Olcott in  "Macushla"
Occasionally in the life of the
players impromptu scenes arc acted
which leave a lasting impression on
thc memory. It is not likely, for example, that any person in a recent
audience will ever forget a scene
whicii occurred after the curtain had
fallen upon the first act of "Macushla," Chauncey Olcott's new play,
in which he will be seen at the Victoria Theatre on Friday, July 28th.
The dramatic climax to the first act
had been acted, and the audience was
vociferously applauding when the
Irish comedian appeared before the
curtain, ancl, instead of bowing his
acknowledgments as usual, raised liis
hand, commanding silence. He held
a letter which he stated had been sent
to his dressing room ancl asked the
indulgence of his hearers as he read
its contents in a voice charged with
emotion.
lt stated that the writer, an old
lady, had for many years been a regular attendant at Mr. Olcott's performances. That she was past seventy years of age and suffering from a
malady she felt would prove fatal;
that one of the choicest pleasures of
her life had been in listening to the
sweet singer's moving ballads, and
that she would be present that clay in
a seat in the balcony, probably her
last visit to a theatre, and would,
for the sake of an old lady whose
days were numbered, sing once again
the song she so clearly loved—"Sweet
Molly 0"?
"Is the writer of this letter present?" asked Mr. Olcott. Every eye
in the house swept the balcony but
there was no response until Mr. Olcott saw in the upper gallery a little
old lady in a black bonnet, supported
by an anxious faced young girl, who
had risen to her feet, and was waving
her handkerchief at Mr. Olcott, feebly
anriouncing her presence.
The comedian cleared a lump from
his throat and' remarked that it had
been years since he had sung the song
in question, but that he would try
and, with the sole accompaniment of
his leader at the piano, his voice arose
in the familiar strain. He never in
his life sang better or sweeter and as
he finished there was not a dry eye
in the house. But the old lady in the
gallery had heard her favourite song
and was gently borne from the
theatre.
Earl Granville,K.G.
An Estimate from Personal  Recollections— By Gilbert Malcolm Sproat
I offer you a little estimate of Earl
Granville, K.G., the Secretary of
State for the Colonies, who, after
the adjustment of the Hudson's Bay
Co.'s territorial claims in mid-Canada
steered, or pushed, British Columbia
into Confederation. I knew him well
officially, forty odd years ago, and
have read friendly memoirs of him
published since his death. He arises,
in my memory, as a man of charming
manners and fairly good ability; with
temperamental limitations, including
a subdued sort of "know it all" or
"it doesn't matter" air. He did not
seem to be burdened with serious
convictions on public questions, except a definite one as to the relation
of the Whigs to the divine ordering
of things. The public connected him
chiefly with the useful function of
smoothing differences among his
more resolute, political associates,
and his availableness, for a similar
purpose, in a possibly wider sphere.
Tbat could not lead to much, for, as
a rule, it is not a man, dubbed
"Pussy" by his intimates, but an
aggressive leader, who, in party government enlarges the circle of active
henchmen, Granville had a host of
friends, but few personal adherents
in political strife. Nevertheless, he
was mentioned for Prime Minister
and filled two great offices of State—
the Colonial and Foreign offices, in
both of which he failed. He was
influenced, unduly, by the Separatist
Colonial policy so common in England in the middle of last century.
It might be unkind to suggest that,
in view of the Home estimate oi
Granville which he considered inadequate he took a sort of resentful
pleasure in showing an almost repellent side of liis character to his oversea countrymen. His treatment of
British Columbia, and his despatches
as to New Zealand—two colonies that
were as British as Yorkshire—do not
add to his repute.
The European diplomats lie had so
much to do with, in the other oflice,
praised his manners, ancl his command of conversational French, but
did not take much account of him in
European complications. He was the
subject of more European "surprises"
than any Foreign Secretary in our
modern history.
I write, without unkindness, to record, for historical reasons, an estimate which the passage of two generations lias left unchanged.
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.
Wild Animals in
Captivity
Showing  Moose,  Elk,  Yak,
Elephant, Zebra, Camels, Buffaloes, Lions, Tigers, Leopards,
Sea Lions, Birds, Fowls,
Reptiles, Monkeys,
etc.
Full Supporting Program
Friday and Saturday
luly 21 &22
FRIDAY, 28th of JULY
Chauncey Olcott
will appear.
"MACUSHIA"
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E. C.
Drawings, specifications, contract, and
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of thc Government Agents at Rossland, Nelson, New Westminster; K. McBride, Esq.,
Road Superintendent, 39 Fairfield Building,
Granville Street, Vancouver; and at the
office of the Public Works Engineer, Parliament  Buildings,  Victoria.
Intending tenderers can, by applying to the
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the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25).
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forfeited if the party tendering decline to
enter into contract when called upon to do so.
The cheaues or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to thein
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The Composer and the Singer in their
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BIJOU
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july 22
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Public Works up to noon of Thursday, the
,jist dav of August, 1911, for the manufacture and delivering f. 0. b. cars at Trail, B.C.,
the steel superstructure of a bridge over the
Columbia   River at  Trail.
Drawings, specifications, contract, and forms
of tender can be seen at thc offices of thc
Government Agents at Rossland, Nelson, New
Westminster; \_). McBride, Esq,, Road Superintendent, 39 Fairfield Building, Granville
Street, Vancouver: and at the office of the
Public Works Engineer, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria.
Intending tenderers can, by applying to
the undersigned, obtain oue copy of tlie drawings and one copy of lhe Specification for the
sum of twenty-live dollars  ($25).
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accepteil 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 $1,000, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline lo enter
into contract when called upon to do so. Tlie
cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them
upon  the  execution  of the contract.
The successful tenderer shall furnish a bond
of a Guarantee Company satisfactory lo the
Minister of Public Works in the sum of five
thousand dollars ($5,000) for the due fulfilment 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.
Tbe lowest or any lender not necessarily
accepted.
j.
K. GRIFFITH,
Pui lie Wnrks Engineer.
Department o( Public Works,
Victoria.  B.C., .gtll July,  iqn.
july 22 n»B. ta THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1911
I
The Week
A   Provincial   Newspaper   and   Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published  at   1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B. C,  Canada
W. BLAKEMORE, Editor
The "Claw"
By Bohemian
Not since 1 read Olive Schreiner's
"Story of an African Farm" about
thirty years ago have I read as interesting a novel dealing with South Africa as "The Claw," published by
Hurst & Blackett of London. The
authoress calls herself "Cynthia
Stockley, whether that is a "nom de
plume" or not I do not know. She
has previously written two other
books with the same milieu, "Poppy"
and "Virginia of the Rhodesians." I
am told that "Poppy" is a better book
than "The Claw" and as I have not
read it I intend to do so as soon as
I can get a copy.
■ "The Claw" is chiefly remarkable
for the skill of the authoress in creating an ''atmosphere," which is one
of the rarest achievements, and the
one which probably contributes most
to the imprcssiveness and permanence of a book. We easily forget
mere verbiage. Even vivid and picturesque descriptions fade, but the
"atmosphere" lingers and if it be
realistic can hardly be effaced.
The story itself is interesting, dealing with the experiences of a young
English girl who goes to South Africa to visit relatives. She is thrown
into the company of the inevitable
Service men and women whom she
despises, and not without pretty good
reason, She meets a man of strong
personality about whom a mystery
clings, and of course the mystery
as usual, attracts the girl. I have no
intention of outlining the plot of the
book, except to say that it is unusual,
and in some respects improbable; indeed, there is more than a little crude-
ness both in the development of the
plot and in the handling of some of
the situations. An experienced writer,
like Marie Corelli, for instance, would
have avoided several of the very obvious errors into which the authoress
falls; as for instance when Maurice
refuses to accept the surrender of
Deirdre,, but when full allowance is
made for these the story still grips.
It as surely has its "claw" on the
reader as South Africa has its "claw"
on the British born who drift there.
The pictures of life, both in the
•cities and on the veldt: the class distinctions, which arc so tenaciously
upheld by those who were somebody
at home; the ennui auu monotony of
existence where there is nothing to do
but kill time; the inevitable petty
jealousies which grow like tropical
plants are all faithfully pourtrayed.
But beyond these there is something
bigger and better; it is the call of
the illimitable veldt to the human
soul; the appeal of interminable
spaces, of blue skies and of murmuring forests. More than that, it is thc
impalpable pressure of something unknown, unrealised and only half understood. Something of the profound
spirit of thc desert which wooed Livingstone and has made the heart of
Africa ever since the scat of the true
romance. All this Miss Stockley conveys to her readers quite as much by
suggestion as by description.
I cannot do better than close this
brief notice by giving two extracts,
thc first to illustrate Miss Stocklcy's
descriptive powers, the second to
show how near she can get to the
heart of sorrow.
******
"I walked and walked and walked
—over the stubbly, bleached grass
through the township, past the outermost huts, across the rutted, dusty
main road to the river that wound
itself half-way round thc town. When
the freshness of the morning was
long past, and the fierce heat of midday was beating down on me from
above, and surging up through the
soles of my shoes from the earth,  I
found at last a place of shelter on the
sweeping sunlit plain. Between two
upright boulders, almost on the river
bank, there was a little cleft of
shadow lined with moss and small
harsh-leaved fern, and there I flung
myself down and unburdened my
heart of its weight of tears. I wept
until I had no more tears, until it
seeemed that last night's moonlit
madness must be washed away, all
Anthony Kinsella's scorching kisses
from my lips, all his treachery from
my memory. Only the young know
the exquisite tragedy and solace of
tears; of broken sobs that come shuddering up from the soul to the lips;
that are of the body and yet most
terribly of the spirit; that rack and
choke and blur out the beauty of life;
that afterwards bring a brief but exquisite peace.
"Yes, afterwards a certain peace
stole over my wretched spirit; I
could watch in an impersonal way a
tiny purple lizard that lay flat upon
a near stone searching me with beady,
curious eyes; and I could feel my
unprotected feet and ankles, which
had not found the shade, aching and
burning in the sun's heat.
"But I knew it to be only the peace
of utter weariness—the peace of a
twilight hour after the first black,
bitter rain of a stormy season that
must be faced. The struggle, the
pain, the strain, would reassert themselves later. Still, I was glad for the
respite. It gave me time to think,
at least; to consider desperately what
I should do, how I should bear myself, how I could best hide my pain
from the world.
"It seemed to me then that I was
very friendless and alone in that wide
sun-scorched land of pale grasses and
turquoise skies—far from my dead
mother and my brother and the
friends of my life. Fate had dumped
me on the African veldt, and suffering had overtaken me. All the things
I had known and loved—pictures,
books, marbles, dim churches and
magnificent music—seemed useless to
help or comfort me. These things
do not matter to Africa; and when
one is dumped on a burning African
plain they do not seem to matter to
life."
*     *     *     *     *
"Those were the nights when I
could have torn out my tongue for
making vows before God to Maurice
Stair, when my soul was blotted with
hatred, when I drove the knives of
scorn and contempt into myself for
desecrating my life and my father's
name by such an alliance.
"On such nights I dared not open
my lips to Maurice. I feared myself
too much. Locked in my hut I
would spend hours watching with dry
eyes the spectacle of pride writhing in
the dust. Or kneeling before the tortured body of Christ crucified, but
not daring to lift my face to Him,
nor to the lovely face of that stately
Madonna Bouguerau painted with
hands upraised and great eyes full of
sorrow for the fate of women. No
prayer would come to my bitten lips,
nor tears to my scorched eyes; but
the cry of the desolate and despairing was in my heart:
'"Ok. Mother of Consolation! . . ■ Help
of llic Afflicted. . . . Ora pro nobis!
"Often when dawn, tbat scarlet
witch with golden lingers, came tapping on the canvas windows I would
still be kneeling there, stiff-limbed,
my shoulders chilled to stone above
my gown. Aud after a little while I
would open my door and go out into
the sweet wild morning. Strange that
sometimes it almost seemed as if the
pagan witch had more healing in her
golden hands than the Mother of Sorrows herself. For standing there,
gazing at her rising from the mists
of the hills like a goddess from the
incense on her altars, I would feel at
last thc frozen tears thawing in my
heart and surging to my weary-lidded
eyes.
"There were other hours when
battles of a different kind were to be
faced, not with myself but Maurice.
Thrusting himself violently into my
hut he would revoke all promises and
trample compacts under-foot, making
demands of me that seemed to fill and
darken the room with shame; transforming me into a pillar of ice that
could utter no word but one—a word
that fell like a little cold icicle into
space, reforming again upon my benumbed lips to fall and fall again.
" 'No.. .no.. .no.. .no.. .no.. .no.'
"There was such a night that ended
at dawn with an unspeakable struggle
.. .Scorching kisses on my bare shoulders, and a blow across his lips that
left blood upon my clenched fist.
"Ah, those were dark days!    Desperate,  soul-deforming nights!
c% /rdro^ ^t^Z^Z
"There was another night when after bitter taunts had been hurled like
poisoned arrows round the room, he
tore the bed-clothes and pillows from
my bed, ancl the gowns and hangings
from the walls and flung them in
heaps and tatters into the rain-sodden
yard. When the boys came in the
morning to their work they picked
everything up, cleaned and dried them
as best they could, and with calm inscrutable faces replaced them in my
room.
^0
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"After such incidents came intervals
of clays ancl weeks in which we never
opened lips to each other. I moved
about his house like a ghost, passing
from hut to hut, arranging his meals,
ordering his household, but speaking
him no word, or if I did, getting none
in reply. When we rode together, because it had become a set habit to
mount our horses at a set hour every
afternoon, we never addressed each
other, except in the presence of other
people who might chance to join us
in our ride.
"One day when we sat to table and
I crossed myself for grace, as I had
always been accustomed to do, he
found a new jibe to throw at me.
" 'It makes me sick to see you sitting there tapping yourself like an
Irish peasant!'
"Swiftly I found words to requite
him for this new outrage. Until then
he had at least left my faith untainted by his touch.
"'Oh Maurice!' I said, 'if you were
only an Irish peasant I would wash
your feet and dry them with my hair.'
"I spoke very softly, but my words
brought two little streaks of red into
his cheeks, as though I had flicked
them there with a whip. God forgive me, I had developed a cruel
tongue. I was no Angel in the house,
only a sorely driven woman. And it
was true that I would have poured
out gifts at his feet if he had only
been an Irish peasant with any of the
nobility of some of the natures that
come to birth in that sad land of
beauty. If only he had possessed
some of the lovely Irish traits that
draw love as the sun draws the dew
—generosity, a few ideals, a sweet
thing or two about his heart, a little
room in it for dreams and beauty.
"If even his sins had been big sins
I would have felt some hope. Had
everything he did been of the same
calibre as his coming to table in his
dirty flannels, offensive ancl discourteous as that action was, I could have
forgiven much. There is hope for
the boldly offensive man who does
not care a button whose feelings he
hurts, or who sees his sins. Such men
usually have the force of character to
do big, bold, fine things also to offset
their offences, and such men never
fail to bring women to their banner:
for women, above all things love in
a man the quality of bigness.
"But a man who lies ancl is a
coward! who drinks whisky in his
room, and afterwards eats cloves!
who pats animals in public, and viciously kicks them in private! whose
wretched, puling sins are afraid to
stand on their own legs ancl assert
themselves as sins—hiding behind
doors ancl skulking in the darkness!
"Oh! There were clays when as
we rode together over the short
golden grass I wished my horse
would throw me and break my neck
.... and did not pray at night for
forgiveness for that sinful wish. In
the terrible season of drought that
had fallen the source of prayer was
beginning to dry up ancl fail."
a
Sot to Voce
The Week's Rumours and
Humours
(By "The Gadfly"
>>
("The Claw," by Cynthia Stockley.
Hurst & Blackett, London. $1.50. On
sale by the Standard Stationery Co.,
1220 Government St., Victoria, B.C.)
That the Boy Scouts in camp does
not mean a German invasion.
* *   *
That it means a strong, self-reliant
nation in the making.
* *   *
That the Teachers are not in camp
on strike for higher salaries.
* *   *
That their object is rather to get
more work—ancl more fresh air.
* *   *
That Acting Premier Young's optimism was best shown in his speech
to the Board of Trade when he said
that we could use the coal already
discovered in B. C. ten times as fast
for another 1,300 years, "by which
time none of us would require coal."
* -p   *
That he didn't mean what you
think, so there's hope of Heaven even
for Cabinet ministers.
* *   *
That the citizens silver shield to
the Daughters of Empire was a delicate "call to arms."
* *   *
That "tenders" for the Ross Bay
Seawall are out, ancl that there are
also out still several other tender remains.
* *   *
That one of our local contemporaries has been "boosting" the Canadian Mineral Rubber Co, Yes! We
said "rubber"!
* *   *
That ap-Peer-ances are against the
House of Lords.
* *   *
That the government seems to regard the Chamber as an asylum in
which the decadents and the deficients meet the divines to devour the
destitute.
* *   *
That the local Trades Council protest against alien labour, need not be
taken to mean that any labour is
alien  to them.
* *   *
That work is merely an excuse for
a husband staying away from home.
* *   *
That that may account for a wife's
fondness for work.
* *   *
That the "Colonist" need not be so
hard on Bernard Shaw while there is
a law for the prevention of pests.
* *   *
That there was once a man like
Bernard Shaw. He felt it deeply!
R.  I. P.
* *   *
That Uplands land's up.
* *   ♦
That the winners of the Croquet
Tournament are "croqing."
* *   *
That great "roquets" from a little
croquetting grows.
* *   *
That with three-quarters of a million worth of building operations in
Victoria, visitors should soon have
somewhere to live in.
* *   *
That, meanwhile, most of the residents are in camp, ancl most of the
visitors threaten to decamp.
* *   *
That in this country, coming events
cast their shadows on real estate.
TELEPHONES
248 and 249
A. E.
PKOFIl
Pacific Transi
Co.
Trucking and Expressing
Baggage Checked and Furnitun
Removed to any part of City
504 y 506 FORT STRI
VICTORIA, B. C.
S£ATl
C#AS_p£Mrft
THE BESTOrEVEBYTHll
iNmrnwormq
135RoomsWithBwh-505amp
THE BROADWl
852 Yates St.
SMOKERS' SUPPLII
Candy, Stationery and To|
Requisites
That Mayor Morley wants|
Square, hut  tbat we want
who's to be "squared."
*    *    *
That we prefer "square" pq
a political sqaure.
(The Returned Colonist's Lanl
LONDON INCOGNITO!
Your plane trees arc lopped and i
Oh!   London,   I   hardly   know  yd
You are changed so much hi
You're  back  in  the   heart  of a|
Wherein I havc lost my wajl
Wherever  I  wander a.iout  you,[
"You've an air that is quite uJ
And   all   vour   best   ouildings  al
With  planks,  just  to  make  af
There  is  tier  upon  tier  of  timli
Surrounding each ancient fan|
They've put  them in packing-c
As  if to  go  off  by  train.
I  walk  down  historic   Fleet  St
'l .irough   busy   Newspaner   I-
Or   I   stroll   still   further   West]
And  saunter a1on<* the  Strand
And  "Scats to Let," assails mq
I  see them on  every  hand,
And  wild  is  the   'irotestation-
Tbat each is "Thc Finest Stl
Your plane trees are lopped ami
The flower beds trodden dowj
St,   Paul's  Churchyard is a detf
And  Westminster's grass is
So I'll hie me back to the  ISacM
Where the living timber growl
For I  hate the white pine hoay
And the hammer's incessant ll
Years hence, when the trees, hal
Shall recover their pristine J
I'll  come  again   to  Old   Londo|
When a bit of it can be sc
—Charles H.
'Twere easy told
That  some  grow  wise  and  some
And  all  feel  time and  trouble.|
ff life an empty bubble be,
How  sad are those who will  not \
A   rainbow   in   tbe   bubble.
-C S.
BOOK NOTES
The following new booj
now on sale at the Stf
Stationery Co.'s store, |
Government St.
"The Stolen Lady," Al
Askew. Ward, Lock &|
London.   $1.50.
"The Jew's House,"
Hume.   W. S. Lock.   $i|
"The Postmaster of
Deijrnton," E. Phillips
heim,   Ward, Lock & Co.l THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1911
■■•diS?**!*!!?.*:
BUILDING PERMITS
Juey 13 to July 19
!13—
unford & Son—Niagara St.—Dwelling	
m. D. Christianson—George St.—Dwelling	
m. Scott—Asquith St.—Dwelling	
G. McLaren—Oscar St.—Dwelling	
14—
Woodford—Howe St.—Dwelling	
dd Fellows' Union—-Yates & Douglas—Dwelling...
insdale & Malcolm—Field St.—Apartment House..
eo. Watkiss—Finlayson St.—Dwelling	
land Investment Co.—Stannard St.—Dwelling ....
. E. Newberry—Maple St.—Dwelling	
T. Scott—Crescent St.—Dwelling	
15—
Baird—Rockland Ave.—Dwelling	
. Wm. Magee—Linden Ave.—Dwelling	
J. R. Galloway—-Acton St.—Dwelling	
Walker—Richmond and Oak Bay Ave.—Dwelling
Starkey—Helmcken St.—Dwelling     ...
rustees of St. John's Church—Quadra St.—Rectory
rs. A. E. Thompson—Edmonton Rd.—Additions.
17-
rs. M
|eo. H.
18—
enry M. Cowper—Oscar St.—Dwelling       1,700
19—
land Investment Co.—Richmond Ave.—Dwelling	
Sland Investment Co.—Stannard Ave.—Dwelling	
rfitt Bros.—Gladstone Ave|—Stores ancl Living Rooms
Thos. O'Toole—Cedar Hill Road—Dwelling	
bert Rusby—Niagara St.—Dwelling	
. J. Sheritt—McLure St.—Garage
Coley—Forbes St.—Dwelling ...
3.800
3,200
800
3,000
3,000
3,000
20,000
300
2,500
450
3,100
1,900
2,600
3,000
4,600
200
9,700
1,950
150
1,500
3,400
2,500
3,500
100
1,900
ALBERTA RAILROAD FLOTATION
The most curious railroad flotation of recent years was that of
Llberta and Great Waterways Railway, which was to open up
Ireat Peace River country north of Edmonton. In December,
1 $7,400,000 five per cent, fifty-year first mortgage bonds of the
Iwere sold in England. The securities were guaranteed as to
Ipal and interest by the Provincial Government of Alberta. The
|was made by the London branch of Messrs. J. S. Morgan & Corn-
Mr. W, R. Clarke, a banker of Kansas City, was understood to
tefly interested. It was proposed to build the road from Eclmon-
|orth-east of the Athabaska River, to Fort McMurray, a distance
350 miles. Of the total issue $400,000 covered Edmonton
rials, but the bulk of the loan was based on a guarantee of $20,000
Jiile on the main line and branches. The bonds, issued at 110,
(rapidly subscribed. Criticism was heard in London to the effect
lie Alberta Government were ill-advised in their guarantee, which
Id out at about 4l/_ per cent., when it might just as well ancl as
|ictorily have been done upon a 4^th basis.
crisis in the Alberta Legislature occurred as a result of the
jicial government's efforts to force the railroad agreement. The
It was dissolved ancl a royal commission appointed to investigate
Ial. The commission's report was non-committal and the com-
In's report was non-committal and the commission failed to take
ridence of most important witnesses, including Mr. Clarke, of
Is City, the chief promoter. The provincial government then
to cancel the railroad agreement, alleging that the company
efaulted in its bond interest. The money raised by the sale of
lid bonds in London was on deposit in three banks in Edmonton,
Ilk being with the Royal Bank. The government now seeks this
V, proposing to utilize it for general public improvements within
[ovince.
|n the meantime, the British bondholder must feel himself in a
vhat peculiar position, even if not as a political shuttlecock.   His
|consolation is that the Alberta government have guaranteed the
which he holds.   This guarantee will be respected by the pro-
1 government whatever happens.
lANADIAN INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THE BANKS
(By H. M. P. Eckardt, in The Monetary Times)
/hen the Armstrong Committee, appointed by the New York
jLegislature in 1905, had begun to probe into the affairs of the
(big life insurance companies having headquarters in New York
■nuch that was objectionable was discovered in the relations
en the companies and certain of the banks.   The companies held,
June, 1906, bank and trust company stocks, the market value of
J was placed at $71,655.04.   In the investigation it was shown that
lie cases the ownership of bank stocks had been used as a means
yerting profits to the private pockets of men in control of the
lnce companies and of their friends and associates.   At any rate,
islature, at the conclusion of the investigation, enacted a measure
required, among other things, that  the  insurance  companies
dispose of their holdings of bank, railroad, and other stocks.
fhey were given till the end of 1911 to comply with this law.
Iver, up to April 10th this year a large amount of the stocks
HILLSIDE
AVENUE
Glance at the map. Run your eye along Hillside Avenue and notice
the immense territory drained by this street. It taps the Uplands Farm,
which will be one of the most select residential districts of Victoria and which
is soon to be placed on the market, ancl it is also the quickest route from
Cadboro Bay. Notice these facts, and that it drains what will then be the
most heavily settled section inside the city limits. THEN BUY ON
HILLSIDE.
We have the Exclusive Sale of many choice properties on this thoroughfare, that will net, inside the next thirty clays, a handsome profit on the
prices asked today.
Two Lots between Blackwood and Cook, 50x120 each.   Price $3,000
Corner, 100x100, just east of Douglas; large 8-room house.   Price. .$15,000
52x120, just west of Douglas, with 6-room house.   Price is $5,500
Hillside, west of Fountain, 30x120, with 6-room house.   Price $2,200
Corner, valuable location, with buildings.   Price $15,000
50x135, with 7-room Modern House, east of Douglas.   Price $7,000
MARRIOTT & FELLOWS
1212 DOUGLAS STREET
CAMOSUN REALTY CO.
Phone   II39
Room i, Royal Hotel Building,
Fort St.
City and Suburban Real Estate, Acreage at Sooke
and Saanich, at reasonable prices.
F. KROEGER
ARTISTIC UPHOLSTERY
"Windowphanie"
Ma..eB Stained Glass out of Plain Glass
Has Removed to 721 Courtney Street
Opposite Alexandra Clnb Telephone 1148
Crown Grant and
License Timber
Northern  B. C. Wild Lands
In Acreage or in Large Tracts
For particulars apply lo
ERNEST BRAMMER
Office: 103 Pimbtrton Block   .-.-    Td. 2095
Beckett & Major
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Agents
Manufacturers' Importers
Shipping Agents for the G. S. "Tuladi," the Victoria, Sidney and
Islands Freight Service
Estates Managed Money to Loan Rents Collected
Building Lots       Acreage       Farm  Lands
Houses for Sale and to be Let
1205 Langley Street, Victoria, B. C.
Res. Phone 2026 Office Phone 2967
P. O. Box 1522
Mfe. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1911
V
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remained unsold. The holding of bank stocks' at that date is set at a
market valuation of $47,130,581. It has been explained that a considerable part of the time since 1905 has been unfavourable for marketing in mass such stocks as the companies hold, and it is asked that a
further period of three years be added to the time during which they
may hold the stocks.
Abuses Were Corrected
It is well known that such abuses as were in existence at the time
of the investigation have been corrected, and it is believed that the
relations now existing between the great American life insurance companies and the banks are as they should be. It will be interesting to
discuss briefly some nf the features of the relations between the banks
and insurance companies in the Dominion. It should be observed that
the Insurance Commission appointed by the Dominion Government
found that there had been some questionable dealings with the banks
by Canadian companies also; and the Commissioners recommended a
number of changes in our law. Among other things they urged that
further restrictions be placed upon the investments of the companies.
But the recommendations of the Canadian Commissioners were not
enacted into law with the expedition or facility that characterized the
enactment of remedial legislation in New York State.
There are some striking differences in the relations of banks and
life insurance companies with each other in Canada and the United
States. One of the principal reasons is found in the difference in the
relative positions of the two classes of institutions in the two countries.
In the United States the principal life insurance companies are mammoth concerns, far exceeding even the largest banks in wealth and
importance. Even without their stock ownership of banks they might
exercise a large measure of influence or control upon the financial
markets. The banks, on the other hand, excepting a number in the
principal centres, are small and isolated. The insurance companies are
represented everywhere; their agencies are in every county and township.   But each bank has merely a single office.
Do Not Overshadow Banks
In the Dominion conditions are different. The Canadian insurance
companies are large and their agencies reach into all parts of Canada,
but they do not overshadow the banks. The latter institutions dominate Canadian finance. Their ramifications, too, extend in every direction; they are found in every city and town and in nearly every
village. So, under these circumstances, domination of banks by insurance companies is not so likely to occur. Some people thought that a
number of years ago the Canada Life dominated the Canadian Bank
of Commerce because Senator Cox, the head of the life company, was
also president of the bank. It is quite probable that the Senator's
influence upon the bank was large, but this influence should be ascribed
to his personal qualities and position rather than to the life insurance
company. It just happened that the one man was the official head of
both institutions.
So when there is no domination of the banks by the insurance
companies, ancl when the companies do not overshadow the banks in
the financial markets, the relations between the insurance companies
and the banks are much the same as the relations between the banks
and other corporations of importance. Needless to say, the life insurance companies are among the very best of the customers of the banks.
They carry heavy balances in current account, and they are not unreasonable in negotiating the terms on which such accounts are to be
carried.
They deposit every day long lists of cheques and items on every
part of the Dominion, ancl buy and sell exchange on London, New
York and other outside centres. On this business the bank may make
some satisfactory commissions, though it must be confessed that the
companies handle their exchange business skilfully and economically.
Another advantage connected with the account of a life insurance
company is the fact that when cheques are issued to the beneficiaries of
policies, drawn upon a certain bank and payable at any of its branches,
the bank will often secure good deposits for account of the payers.
The insurance companies also figure at times in the list of borrowers. It is their custom to keep their funds closely invested, and
occasionally it may happen that an opportunity to make a good investment calling for a large amount finds the company w'th insufficient
funds on hand for the purpose. The transaction may be carried
through by means of an overdraft at the bank. Collection of premiums
and income from investments will probably suffice to cover the overdraft in a few weeks. Such transactions do not seem objectionable,
and they inure to the benefit of the company, its policyholders, and
the bank as well.
Usually the account of a big life insurance company will be divided
among two or more banks. One bank may have special facilities for
the transaction of business in a certain province or section, while other
banks offer exceptional facilities in other sections.
OLD   COMPANY   AFTER   NEW   BUSINESS
In Vancouver the Hudson's Bay Company will build a new store
that will cost at a conservative estimate $1,500,000, is the announcement
by H. E. Burbidge, stores commissioner for the company at Winnipeg.
H. E. Burbidge is a man under 40 years of age. When the company sent him to Canada last October to take over the management of
all stores, there is little question but what the bones of a hundred
Hudson's Bay factors rattled in their graves. Since then the company
has entered on a new phase.
A million dollars' worth of land has been purchased in Winnipeg,
on Portage avenue. Upon it the company will raise a great system of
stores.
At Calgary $1,000,000 is being expended.
Arrangements have been completed for the building of a $60,000
department store at Vernon.
At Kamloops new quarters have been purchased at a cost of maybe
$100,000—the price was never announced.
In Vancouver $1,500,000 will be spent.
At Victoria something in the neighbourhood of $1,000,000 will be
placed in the Vancouver Island headquarters.
"We shall continue to develop in B. C," said Mr. Burbidge. "We
shall pay more and more attention to the outlying districts as railroad
development continues."
EVERY KIND OF
INSURANCE
Fire, Accident, Sickness
Bonds, Employer's Liability,
Guarantee and Fidelity
Contractors
Green & Burdick Bros.
Phone 1518 Cor. Broughton & Langley St.
JAMES BAY
KINGSTON ST., close in, large two-story 8-roomed house on brick
foundation, with two full sized lots; rents for $40 per month.
Price $8,000.   Terms, $2,000 cash, balance arranged.
ST. LAWRENCE ST., close to sea, three 6-roomed houses, 3 bedrooms in each. Price $3,150 each. Terms, $500 cash, balance $25
per month including interest.
A  GOOD  BOARDING  HOUSE  AND  INCOME  PRODUCER
COOK ST., close in, two lots on a corner, 120 feet square, with two
large houses renting for $100 a month, with an additional
expenditure of about $5,ooo; these houses would bring in $200 a
month. Price, $20,000. Terms, one-third cash, balance 1 and 2
years at 7 per cent. This price is for a short time only; come
in and talk it over.
BAGSHAWE & CO.
REAL ESTATE AND GENERAL BROKERS
Telephone 2271
Rooms 10 and 11 Green Block
1216 Broad Street
Bevan, Gore & Eliot
LIMITED
STOCK AND BOND BROKERS
Members Vancouver, Victoria and Spokane
Stock Exchanges
WE BUY AND SELL ALL LISTED AND UNLISTED STOCKS
ON A STRICTLY COMMISSION BASIS
MINING STOCKS CARRIED ON MARGIN AND SOLD FOR
30, 60 OR 90-DAY DELIVERY
MONEY INVESTED FOR CLIENTS ON MORTGAGE OR IN
DIVIDEND PAYING INDUSTRIAL STOCKS
Quotations furnished on all Active Stocks
1122 GOVERNMENT STREET
Phone 2470 and 2471 VICTORIA, B.C.
P. O. Box 618
Phone 2445
Alvo von Alvensleben, Ltd.
636 View Street
REAL ESTATE        TIMBER        INSURANCE
Members Victoria and Vancouver
Stock Exchanges
Stocks and Bonds Bought and Sold on Commission.
HEAD OFFICE:   VANCOUVER, B.C.
Branch Offices:   North Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.
Foreign Offices:   London, Beriln, Paris, St. Petersburg and Vienna
2,000
7,500
35,000
Amalgamati
Development
12c per Share
R. D. Maclachll
BOARD OF TRADE]
BUILDING
Phone 2106
" Dunf ordl
Bungalo
Our Bungalows are Hon
not Houses
WE DESIGN
AS WELL AS  BUILJ
We  build on your own tl
Blue Printing
Maps
Draughting
Surveyors'  Instruments
Drawing   Office   SupplieJ
Electric Blue Print &
Company
1218 Langley Street, Victoria, \
VV. D'O.
Rochforl
Architect
Plans and Specification-^
on Application
Business Telephone 180
Res. Telephone F 169
OFFICE ROLL-
AND FLAT-Tl
DESKl
Our stock offers you a
varied selection  and  rang
prices than    has    ever
shown in Victoria before.
COMPLETE   OFFICE   OVTFITf
Baxter & Johnson
Llmllid
121 Yates St. Phond
Royal Bank Chambj
Vidtoria, B. C.
Thomas Hooj
Jlrchitect
522 Winch Buildii
Vancouver, B. C. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1911
CANADA HAS GIVEN ORDERS FOR TWO DOCKS
[The recently announced intention of the Canadian government to
Hide floating docks for the warships employed in the Atlantic and
Ific oceans has taken practical effect. Several ports were suggested
iitable bases for the establishment of these docks, including Van-
jer, Montreal and Quebec.   Rupert and probably Halifax, N.S.,
also recommended as being places which could be adapted to the
1 purpose, but Vancouver and Montreal were eventually selected.
[Canadian government have now given orders for the construction
vo docks, one of which is to be located on Burrard Inlet and the
■ at Montreal.
iBoth orders have already reached the old country and one of the
|s is now being built by Messrs. Swan, Hunter & Wighan Richard-
at Wallsend-on-Tyne, who have secured the Vancouver order,
firm has built many fine docks, which are scattered over the
In this yard also were built the Mauretania and the steamers
|:e Rupert and Prince George, while the new Grand Trunk vessel
from Vancouver is now in the water at the yard, being pushed to
lletion.
It is impossible to give details of the dock, as many government
Its must be kept.   The majority of docks built by this firm have
[towed to their destination, but whether or not the dock in question
■me sent out to Vancouver in sections and reconstructed in the far
lor be towed across the Atlantic, round the Horn and up the
■pc has not yet been divulged.
The order for the Montreal dock has been awarded to Messrs.
fers Son & Maxim, Barrow.
- Specials - 3
_Y STREET, close to Douglas, 6-room house on corner lot,
140x73.   Price $8,500
|LIVER STREET, Oak  Bay,  splendidly  situated  lot for a
home, 50x120, only $850
|T. TOLMIE, 2 acres, splendid situation, all cultivated.
Price $3,200
GILLESPIE & HART     .
Fire, Marine, Employers' Liability, Sickness, Accident
and Plate Glass Insurance
IONE 2040
1115 LANGLEY STREET
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at the junction of 1100 miles of navigable waterways, the strategic poimt .for
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British Columbia, having more varied and
important  natural  advantages  than   Spokane.
Seven railroads building and projected.
One hundred million dollars (estimated)
will be spent in next five years in railroad
building   radiating   from   Fort   George.
Millions of agricultural acres waiting for
farmers.
Coal,  timber lands, water power and rich
gold   mining   country   all   tributary   to   Fort
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Write us today. We don't ask you to
buy; just get posted—then do what you
think is wise.
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Securities Co.,
Ltd.
S93   BOWER   BLD-i.,   VANCOUVER,   B.C.
643   FORT   ST.,   VICTORIA,   B.C.
1?he
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All kinds of Building Material
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Telephone 564
North Government Street, Victoria
Grand Trunk Pacific
Investors
The construction of the new transcontinental railway—the Grand Trunk
Pacific—is to-day opening up new towns that in the very near future will be
large and important cities. Just as the advent of the pioneer transcontinental
line—The Canadian Pacific—opened and built up divisional points such as
Brandon, Regina, Calgary, Lethbridge, etc., so will thc new line of the Grand
Trunk make large divisional points of the towns we now oner for sale.
We have secured the agency from the GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY CO. for the towns mentioned below and the shrewd investors who can
recognize the many advantages for investment in these towns at the prices of
today, will share in the large profits that will accrue as a result of their rapid
development. No other investment is so safe and profitable, and if you want
to get your portion of the wealth Western Canada's development is creating,
take advantage of this opportunity now before it is too late.
Prices of lots in all of these divisional points are $75, $100, $150, $200, $250
and $300 on easy monthly payments, no interest and no taxes till 1912, with a
5 per cent, discount for cash.
MELVILLE—The first Saskatchewan divisional point on the G. T. P. and
the largest new town on the line between Winnipeg and Edmonton. Located
in a rich agricultural district, an important railroad and distributing centre.
Melville bids fair to become one of the important cities of Western Canada.
WATROUS—The mecca of the health seeker, situate near the shores of
the famous Little Manitou Lake, and in the centre of one of the finest farming
sections of Saskatchewan.
BIGGAR—The opportunity of opportunities, located in the heart of a
wonderfully rich and fertile agricultural district, and with railway facilities that
fuarantee a future, being not only one of the most important Grand Trunk
'acific divisional points on the main line between Winnipeg and Edmonton, but
is the junction of the branch lines of the Grand Trunk Pacific to Battleford
and Calgary, which will be hurried to completion at an early date. The C. P. R.
runs through Biggar, and all C. P. R. trains stop there.
TOFIELD—The terminus of the branch line from Calgary, situate near the
shores of the Beaver Lake. The discovery of natural gas and of clay, and having
at its door several square miles underlaid with lignite coal, promise the development at Tofield of important manufacturing industries.
EDSON—Thc last prairie divisional point on main line of Grand Trunk
Pacific, and the gateway to the Peace River Country. Rich in natural resources,
Edson lots fulfill every requirement for safe and profitable investment.
REMEMBER THE PRICES. $75.00 to $300.00, and terms of one-tenth cash
and balance in nine equal monthly payments—no interest.
Pemberton & Son
Exclusive Agents for Victoria and Vancouver
CORNER FORT AND BROAD STREETS
We desire to announce that we have opened offices in Rooms
304 and 305 Bailey Building, Handling, Seattle, Wash., handling
Stocks, Bonds, Grain and Cotton, strictly on a Commission Basis,
in the various markets of the world. Mr. Carl L. Miller, who has
long been connected with important brokerage firms in the west,
will be in charge.
We are members of the Chicago Board of Trade. Our
Eastern correspondents are S. B. Chapin & Co.. and Logan &
Bryan, of Chicago and New York, members of all Exchanges.
Private leased wire connections enable quick dispatch in handling
all business intrusted to us for execution.
Having carried on a successful brokerage business in Victoria,
B.C., for the past io years, we refer you to any bank, firm or
individual of that city as to our standing and integrity.
Respectfully,
F. W. STEVENSON & CO.
Frank W.  Stevenson
Walter   H.   Murphey
Seattle, March 6, 1911.
Iron the Easy Way
No need to hunt around for something to set the "Hotpoint" on—its stand is
attached—just tip it up—and the stand is always cool.
The "Hotpoint" is always ready—connect to any electric light socket in the
house or on the veranda, turn the switch and commence ironing—no waiting
—no bother—almost before you realize you have been working at all, the
ironing is finished.
No risk, danger, trick or knack in using a "Hotpoint"—you can't positively
get a shock.
With a "Hotpoint" the handle is always cool.   A heavy asbestos pad in the top
of the iron directs the heat downward to the working face—this feature also
reduces operating expense.
FREE TRIAL TO VICTORIAN   LADIES—Call  or  send  your   name  and
address and we will place one of these unrivalled Electric Laundry Irons in
your home for TEN DAYS FREE.
Demonstration Rooms:
Corner Fort and Langley Streets
Telephone 1609
B. C. Electric Railway Co., Limited THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1911
Ladies' Great $1000.0(l Voting Contest
One Grand Prize of $300.00 in Gold
Twelve District Prizes Amounting to $700.00
TO BE GIVEN AWAY BY THE WEEK
PRIZES
THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN GOLD     $300 00
DISTRICT PRIZES
MAHOGANY CABINET OF SILVER, comprising 96 pieces, secured from and now on exhibition at Challoner & Mitchell's  150 00
BEAUTIFUL DIAMOND RING, to be selected by Winner from Challoner & Mitchell's   125 00
HANDSOME BEDROOM SUITE, secured from and now on exhibition at Weiler Bros  100 00
HANDSOME DINING-ROOM SET OF FURNITURE, secured from Weiler Bros., and now on exhibition  75 00
LADIES' GOLD WATCH AND CHAIN, to be selected by Winner, from Redfern & Sons   60 00
LADIES'  GOLD  WATCH AND  CHAIN, to be selected by Winner from Redfern & Sons   50 00
A BEAUTIFUL MOTOR BAG AND MANICURE SET, now on exhibition at Redfern & Sons    40 00
QUEEN ANNE TEA SET, of French quadruple plate, comprising three pieces, now on exhibition at Redfern & Sons   30 00
BEAUTIFUL FRENCH GOLD FILLED MESH BAG, now on exhibition at Redfern & Sons   25 00
NO. 3A FOLDING POCKET KODAK, now on exhibition at C. H. Smith & Company  20 00
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winner has been eliminated from the race, the leader of each District will
be awarded one of the twelve District prizes. The District prize winner
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DISTRICTS
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City Limits.
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Road and West of City Limits, South side of Esquimalt Road inclusive.
District 3—All territory known  as  Victoria West  ancl  North of old
Esquimalt Road, West of City Limits to Victoria Arm;  North side
of Esquimalt Road inclusive.
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West of Harriet Road and West of Maple Wood Road, North side of
Tolmie Avenue, West side of Maple Wood Road and West side of
Harriet Road inclusive.
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Harriet Road, South of Tolmie Avenue and West of Cook Street,
North side of Bay street, East side of Harriet Road, South side of
Tolmie Avenue and West side of Cook street inclusive.
District 6—Part of the City of Victoria South of Yates Street, East of
Douglas Street, Beacon Hill Park and Cook Street ancl West of Moss
street, South side of Yates, East side of Douglas and Cook streets
ancl West side of Moss street inclusive.
District 7—All territory known as James Bay, West of Douglas and South
of Belleville streets.
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Yates street to Douglas, West of Douglas from Yates to Belleville
Street and West of Cook street to the Bay; South side of Bay, West
side of Cook, North side of Yates, West side of Douglas ancl both
sides of Belleville street inclusive.
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Fort Street and West of City Limits; East side of Moss ancl South
side of Fort Streets inclusive.
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Yates from Cook to Fort and North of Fort Street to City Limits,
East side of Cook, North side of Fort and Yates (from Cook to Fort)
inclusive.
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Island.
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Columbia.
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AT 10 P.M.
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Motherland
Spiers and Pond Fortune
Felix William Spiers, of 68,
Ides-square, S.W., one of the
■ers of the catering firm of
I and Pond, who died in Maj' at
s*e of seventy-nine, left a for-
|jf  £151,327.   In his will he di-
that all his property should be
Id among "such persons as are
J:d to receive it under the laws
|estacy in England."
Spier's partner, Mr. Christo-
iPond, who died in 1881, left
■ial estate of the value of
>7<5-
Scholarship Results
following university scholar-
I have   been   awarded  at   Cam-
:—The Burney Scholarship to
|.,eonard   Whitcon.be,   B.A.,   of
/; the Tiarks German Scholar-
Mr. Harold Cooper, B.A., of
ohn's;     the    Charles    Oldham
bal Scholarship to Mr. G. G.
B, B.A., of Trinity; the Craven
Itship to Mr. E. M. W. Till-
I B.A., of Jesus; the Charles
Warr Scholarship to Mr. G.
iBraunholtz, B.A., of Emmanuel.
IM. M. Hardie, of Newnham
le, has been nominated by the
Ihancellor for the studentship
lo   at   the   British   School   at
J Scotland's Earl Marshal
|onference   of   delegates   repre-
Scottish    patriotic   societies
bid in the Scottish Exhibition,
|w, under the presidency of Mr.
Eyre Todd.   Among the reins  passed  was  one  deploring
let   that  in   recent   reigns  the
lof the Earl Marshal of Scot-
fid been performed by the Earl
of England, and stating that
the desire of the meeting to
a   petition   to   His   Majesty
k that a Scottish nobleman be
ked to the vacant office.
Mr. Walter Winans
Walter    Winans,    the    well-
exhibitor of champion horses,
also  the  champion  revolver
If the world, is  about to  dis-
|>f all  his show horses and to
his English home, Surrenden
|Kent.   In future he will reside
in  Brussels.    He  states  that
Itired of showing and intends
lote himself to big-game hunt-
Master of Marlborough
I Council of Marlborough Col-
|ive elected the Rev. St. John
■/ynne Willson, Headmaster of
l)ury College, as the Master of
■rough College.
Growing Britain
fact   that   the   United   King-
growing  in   size  yearly   in-
Df shrinking is proved in the
leport   of  the   Royal   Commis-
li Coast Erosion, the Reclama-
I  Tidal  Lands, ancl Afforesta-
I estimated that during the last
five   years   about   6,640   acres
een lost by coast erosion, while
lacres have been reclaimed from
The losses have been chief-
|the open coast, and the gains
entirely in the tidal estuaries.
"Last of the Squires"
Ifuneral took place recently at
iNormanton, near Alfreton, of
Vaughan Hobb Radford, of
Ild Hall, a member of an an-
|)erbyshire family, who was re-
as one of the last of the old
J of country squires. He was a
Idant of one of the oldest fami-
j Wales. During the great coal
I of 1893 Mr. Radford allowed
liners  in the village  to search
for their own benefit at some
Is on the estate.
age stamps, he would consider the
question of a fresh issue with a new
portrait of the King.
Mr. Herbert Samuel informed the
hon. member in reply that the portrait of His Majesty was engraved
from a special photograph. He was
disappointed that the result should
not have been more successful. He
agreed that there was room for improvement in the printing of the penny stamps, and he was in communication with the contractors on the
subject.     	
Correspondence
The Week accepts no responsibility for
tbe 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.
COD FISHING
The New Stamps
lie House of Commons recently
Cecil asked the Postmaster-
II whether, in view of the dis-
btion caused by the new post-
To the Editor of The Week:
Dear Sir,—I have read with much
interest the letter by Mr. Dumbleton
anent cod fishing, which appeared in
your last issue, and desire to give
my unqualified endorsation to the
same. I have for many years been
a frequenter of the lovely stretch of
water known as the Saanich Arm,
have spent many happy days fishing
on its expanse, and, en passant, many
delightful days shooting on its shores.
Owing to its near proximity to Victoria, and its easy accessibility, from
that city, it is destined to be the
most frequented resort for the many
who cannot well afford the time for
a long trip, and it will be a crying
shame to the residents of Victoria, of
the Saanich Peninsula, and the Malahat section, if steps are not at once
taken to protect the fishing from the
unprincipled and greedy market glutton. Deplete these waters of fish
(which can very quickly be done),
and half the attractiveness of the
spot for the tired city dweller will be
lost. I would suggest that a petition
be prepared, signed by property owners on the inlet shores, and by as
many others as possible, and forwarded to Fishery Inspector Taylor,
asking him to take steps to close the
entire inlet to market fishermen. The
methods employed by the Japanese,
as described by Mr. Dumbleton, are
particularly deadly to fish life.
Now that I am on the subject of
game preservation, pray permit me to
point out certain facts regarding the
game of the West Coast. At the
head of a certain inlet which I have
lately visited, elk signs were abundant. Indian and white residents alike
pointed out that the great body of
these animals left remaining on Vancouver Island, frequent this part of
the country, and that unless the Provincial Government will take steps
to lay out a game reserve there, as
they have done at Buttle's Lake, it
will be a question of a very short
time after the season is opened for
these animals, that their extermination will be virtually complete, as the
number known to be in the Buttle's
Lake reserve is very small indeed.
The strange part of it is, that while
game wardens are being appointed
for various parts of the country, no
one holding that office ever by any
chance visits that part of the country, where their presence is most
necessary. I am quite ready at any
time to furnish you with more data
should you so desire.
W. B. ANDERSON.
1050 Hulton Street,
Victoria, B.C.
DECADENT JOURNALISM
To the Editor of The Week:
Dear Sir,—As The Week does not
happen to indulge in the old fashioned vulgarities, now prevalent in
daily issues of papers in Victoria, permit me, in your columns, to call back
public attention to some daily specimens.
Considerable space is every day occupied by these papers with an ex
ceedingly dry and uninteresting altercation (over a certain patch of land)
politically seasoned to suit conservative  or  liberal  palates.
Today (18th) one of these journals
which are our only hope, on five days
in the week, for mental nourishment,
accuses a contemporary with being
"at its old tricks,—absolutely, wholly
and unqualifiedly false, — and he
knows they are false."
Such press tactics do not seem a
whit more advanced in literary polish
than "Paddy Kelly's Budget" of sixty years ago, when argument concluded with "You're a liar.—You're
another."
And somebody was shot.
"CHOICE LOT."
Victoria,, ioth July,  1911.
BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONERS
Victoria, B.C., 20th July, 1911.
Editor The Week:
I am personally much obliged to
you for your editorial referring to the
somewhat discourteous remarks of
the Colonist on the question of the
appointment of a British Trade Commissioner as it is to me he refers, but
associated with me in this, and approving of the suggestion are gentlemen of very considerable business
ability and high position in the political world both in this country and
in Great Britain, while so far I have
yet directly to learn the only person
opposed to the suggestion is the
Editor of the Colonist and even he
from the remarks published is entirely ignorant of the real issue suggested. So far as I am concerned the
matter has never been brought by me
officially before the Victoria Board of
Trade, although I have discussed the
question with one or two members
who have expressed their approval of
the suggestion, and so far as the
Editor of the Colonist is concerned,
although he considered the matter of
sufficient importance to comment on
certain suggested details as to duties
of the office which I at the same time
pointed out were a matter not for
our consideration but entirely that of
the home government, he practically
declined to allow me to personally
lay before him for approval or otherwise suggestions which had been already approved of by gentlemen who,
if not better I think will be conceeded
are in as good, position to judge of
the advantages to Great Britain and
in addition to this province of the
possibilities for direct advertisement
that such an appointment would give.
The necessity for the British government taking more interest in the
promotion of British trade and influence in this portion of Canada is unquestioned- by all who have thought
out this matter, and my suggestion
that the appointment of additional
Trade Commissioners whose sole
time, ability and interest were devoted
to this object should be one of the
steps taken was approved of by the
gentlemen who are the permanent
heads of the Board of Trade and
Colonial Departments of the British
government with whom, at the direction of the Secretary of the British
Board of Trade and Colonies, I had
personal interviews. My efforts in
this direction were approved of and
backed up by prominent members of
the British House of Parliament, gentlemen who were either already largely interested in Canadian trade or
who by frequent visits to this country appreciated the condition of affairs here, and also had the direct
approval of the Hon. J. H. Turner,
our Agent-General in London, who
personally authorised me to use his
name in this direction.
There is only one Trade Commissioner representing Great Britain for
the whole of the vast interest of this
Dominion, and I need hardly argue
that this Commissioner, although he
is assisted by a few trade correspondents in various parts of the Dominion,
must be inadequate to cope with thc
business entailed in proper promotion
of British trade and influence, and it
is obvious that the trade correspondents, receiving as they do a merely
nominal sum and having their owu
urgent business interest to attend to,
cannot therefore do that service in
forwarding the objects which arc so
necessary for the promotion of British trade as those who were appointed
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I am fully supported in my contention, so far as this city and province
are concerned that the appointment of
a British Trade Commissioner resident here would have the greatest
possible influence in directing not
only British trade but capital here—
one reason being that his recommendations as an independent servant of the British Government would
be accepted as true, in contradistinction to the reports, whether issued by
the Canadian or Provincial Governments, the Provincial Boards of
Trade or other sources, which, although we resident here know to
be founded on fact, are received in
Great Britain with more than the
proverbial grain of salt.
I may say that I never made any
suggestion that this Commissioner
should be paid by the Provincial or
Dominion Governments, nor that it
was supported officially or unofficially by the Provincial Government, but
I am in a position to say that the appointment of additional Trade Commissioners, such as the one now ex-
istant, by the British Government
would be a step approved of by tlle
Provincial Government. At the same
time I need hardly say that this is
entirely a matter for the consideration
of the Imperial Government.
The Editor of the Colonist at the
conclusion of his editorial makes an
accusation which, to say the least, is
discourteous and uncalled for—that I
am only raising this question for the
purpose of getting the appointment,
it is a somewhat childish and unworthy remark to make even if it
were correct. I am not certain even
if such an appointment were offered
me whether it would pay me to accept, but the imputation is a cheap
snub that any man who has the interest of his country at heart and yet
receives payment for his services is
open to get from thc Editor of the
Colonist. 1 can honestly say I hope
if the British Government, as 1 know
it will sooner or later, carry out the
suggestion I have made, that the best
possible man will be appointed to this
position, which as 1 have said, in the
opinion of others far more competent
to judge than either of the Editor of
the Colonist or myself must work to
the advantage of the trade and influence of Great Britain, and also be a
reliable advertisement of the prosperity and possibilities of this Province.
Yours faithfully,
GRAHAM FORESTER.
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848   Yates   St.,   Victoria,   B.C.
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NOTICI?   TO   CONTRACTORS
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed "Tender for School-house, Denman island." will
bc received by the Honourable the Minister
of Public Works up to noon of Thursday, tbe
ioth day of August, 1911, for the erection
and completion of a large one-room frame
school-house at Denman Island in the Comox
Electoral   District.
Plans, specifications, contract, and forms
of tender may be seen on and after the 17th
day of July, 1911, at the offices of the
Government Agent, Cumberland, B.C.; Geo.
Dalziel, Esq., Secretary of the School Board,
Denman Islnnd; and at thc Department of
Public   Works,   Victoria.
Each proposal must be accompanied by an
accepted bauk cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made
payable to the Honourable the Minister of
Public Works, for the sum of $200 which
shall bc forfeited if tbe 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 thc execution of the
contract.
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.
Thc lowest or any tender not necessarily
accepted,
J.  E.  GRIFFITH,
Public Works Engineer.
Department   of   Public   Works,
Victoria,  B.C.,   14th July,   1911.
july 15 aug 5
WATER  NOTICE
I, Bedlington Harold John, of 2219 Blanchard Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia,
Broker, give notice that on the eighteenth
day of August, 1011, at 10 o'clock in the
forenoon, 1 intend to apply to thc Water
Commissioner at his oflice, Parliament Buildings, Government Street, Victoria, B.C., for
a water licence lo take and use five cubic
feet per second from .arbutus Creek, in
Malahat Division of Victoria District. The
water is to be taken from the stream about
seven hundred feet up stream (Westerly)
above the bridge on Mill Bay Road crossing Arbutus Creek, and is to be used on
a piece of land on Finlayson Arm containing about eighty acres at the mouth
of   Arbutus   Creek,   for   industrial   purposes,
BEDLINGTON    HAROLD   JOHN.
july 15 aug 12 10
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1911
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CANCELLATION  OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over vacant Crown lands in Cariboo District, situated on the South Fork
of the Fraser River, notice of which, bearing date of June 26th, 1907. was published
in the British Columbia Gazette dated
August 29th, 1907, is cancelled in so far as*
ti.e same relates to lands surveyed as Lots
numbered 3,040, 3,o4oA, 3,039, 3,049, 3,042.
3.0S>, 3,052. 3,043. 3.041. 3,045, 3.044. 3,077,
3,076, 3,082, 3,078, 3,079, 3,080, 3,081, 3,083,
3,088, 3.085, 3,086, 3,o8?A, 3,087, 3,091,
3.099, 3.100, 3,089, 3,108. 3,112, 3,129, 3.130,
3.132, 3,132, 3,133, 4.135. 3.124, 3.035. 3,037.
3,036, 3.038, 3,046, 3,047, 3.054A, 3,054,
3.057, 3,053. 3.084, 3,097. 3,105, 3,101, 3.095,
J,096, 3,098, 3,106, 3,102, 3,103. 3.090A,
3,090, 3.HI, 3,H5i 3-124. 3,125, 3.126, 3.119A.
3.119, 3,116, 3,109, 3,110, 3,104, 3,107, 3.046A,
3.059, 3,048, 3.055, 3.056, 3,066, 3,o6sA, 3,063,
3,062, 3,061, 3,060, 3,058, 3,065, 3,067, 3,064,
3,069, 3,070, 3,071, 3,073, 3,068, 3,072, 3,075,
3.074. 3,092, 3,094. 3,093. 3.093A, 3,113, 3.117,
3.120, 3,123, 3,127, 3,131, 3.128, 3,122, 3.121,
3,118,  and  3,114.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy   Minister   of   Lands.
Department  of. Lands,
*   Victoria,  B.C.,  May   26th,   1911.
j-une 3 sept 2
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over certain lands in Range 5,
Coast District, notice of which bearing date
of July 13th, 1908, and December 17th,
1908, were published in the British Columbia
Gazette in the issues of July 16th, 1908, and
December 17th, 1908, respectively, is can
celled in so far as the same relates to lands
surveyed as .the east half and north-west
quarter section 8, west half section 8 and
north-east quarter section 9, section 14,
north half and south-east quarter section
15, north half and south-west quarter section
16 and section 17, fractional nort hbalf section 18, sections 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32. 33, 34, 35 and 36,
all in township 18, Range 5, Coast District.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy   Minister   of   Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria,  B.C.,  June   16th,   1911.
June 24 sept 21
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Frederick Richard Wilson, of Vancouver, B.C., occupaton Fitter,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted at the intersection of the
north-west corner of i_,ot 330 and the east
boundary of Lot 329; thence north 40.
chains, more or less, to thc north-east corner
of Lot 329; thenc east 40 chains; thence
north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence south 80 chains; to the north-east
corner of Lot 330; thence west 80 chains,
more or less, along the north boundary
of Lot 330, to the point of commencement,
and  containing  480  acres,   more   or  less.
Dated  June   1st,   1911.
FREDERICK RICHARD VvILSON.
July   1 aug 26
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice tliat William Taylor, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Painter, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands.—Commencing at a
pest planted about 80 chains soutli of the
south-east corner of Lot 331: thence 80
chains north; thence 80 chains wesl along
the south boundary of l.ot 321; thence 80
chains south; thence 80 chains east to point
of commencement and containing 640 acres,
more  or   less.
Dated   June   1st,   1911.
WILLIAM   TAYLOR.
July   1 aug 26
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that John MacFarlene, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase
thc following described lands;—Commencing
at a post planted about 40 chains north of
the north-east corner of Lot 217; thence 40
chains south to the north-east corner of
Lot 21 ■ ; thence 40 chains west; thence 40
chains south; thence 40 chains west; thence
80 chains north; thence 80 cliains east to
point of commencement, containing 480 acres
more or less.
Dated   June   1st,   ion.
JOHN
July   1
MACFARLENE.
aug 26
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Hairy Simpson, of Vancouver, B. C., occupation Labourer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands;—Commencing at
a post planted at the north-west corner of
Lot 329; thence eait 80 chains; thence north
40 chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
south 40 chans to point of commencement;
containing 320 acres, move or less.
Dated   June   1st,   ,9-^  ^^
July 1  a"g 26
NOTICE  TO   CONTRACTORS
Addition, Parliament Buildings
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing upon Crown lands in the Lillooet
District and in the Kamloops Division of
Yale District, notice of which was published in the British Columbia Gazette, dated
May 5th, 1910, is cancelled in so far as
the same /Elates to the lands in Lillooet
District surveyed as Lots numbered 1,833,
'fi.1, 1,831, 1,830, 1,820, 1,821, 1,822, 1,823,
1/18, 1,819, 1.809, I1806, 1,810, 1,811, 1,817,
1,816, 1,813, 1,655, 1,654, 1,640, 1,639, 1.638,
1,641, 1,653, 1,652, 1,6651, 1,643, 1,642, 1,791,
1,644, 1,645, 1,646, 1,647, 1,648, 1,649, 1,829,
1,828, 1,826, 1,826, 1,824, i,42sA, i,43oA,
1,629, 1,631, ',617, 1,622, 1,637, 1,636, 1,635,
1,634, 1,614, ",615, and 1,616.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy   Minister   of   Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria,   B.C.,   May  26th,   1911.
June 3 sept _
VICTORIA LAi>D DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Thomas Wilson, of Van
couver, B.C., occupaton Boiler Maker, in*
tends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands-.—Commencing
at thc north-east corner of Lot 331; thence
80 chains east; thence 80 chains south;
thence 80 chains west; thence 80 chains
north along the east boundary of Lot 531
to point of commencement, and containing
640  acres,  more or less.^  ^^
July  1 ""g2"
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II    ,
TAKE notice that William Christie, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about 80 chains south
of the south-east corner of Lot. 331; thence
80 chains north; thence 80 chains east;
thence 80 chains south; thence 80 chains
west to point of commencement, and containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated )une   ist^u. ^   mmsn^
July   1 aug2(i
CANCELLATION  OF  RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that thc reserve
existing over certain lands situated in
Range 5, Coast District, notice of which
bearing dale of December 17th, 1908, was
published in the British Columbia Gazette,
in the issue of December 17th, 1908, is cancelled in so far as thc same relates to
lands surveyed as the north half and southwest quarter section 9, north half section
10, north half and south-east quarter section 11; sections 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18,
19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and
30, all in township 19, range 5, Coast District.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy   Minister   of   Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria,   B.C.,  June   ifith,   1911.
june 24 sept 21
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that John Davis, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Teamster, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at
a post planted about 80 chains south of the
south-east corner of Lot 331; thence 80
chains cast; thence 80 chains south; thence
80 chains west; thence 80 chains nortli to
point of commencement and containing 640
acres,   more  or  less.
Dated  June  1st,   1911.
JOHN   DAVIS.
July   1 aug 26
RENFREW   LAND   DISTRICT      .
TAKE notice that I, Jennie R Crawford,
of Spokane, Wash., occupation Marred Woman, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about 60 chains
distant and in a southerly direction from
the south-east corner of Lot 272, being J.
R. C.'s S. E- Corner; thence west 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence north 20 chains; thence east
80 chains; thence south 60 chains to place
of commencement, and containing 320 acres,
more or less. ,    .   ,      .
The purpose the land is required for is
agrcultural   purposes.
Dated  June   7,   1911.
JENNIE R  CkAWFORD,
By Guy D. Drancker.
July 1 aug 26
VICTORIA  LAND  DISTRICT
Distrct   of   Cowichan
TAKE notice that Christina MacKenzie,
of North Saanich, occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on the northwest end of an island know nas "Hood
Island," situate about 400 feet soutli of
"Portland Island"; thence following the
coast line to the point of commencement,
thc purchase to include the whole island,
containing  three acres,  more or less.
Dated June 26th,  1911.
CHRISTINA   MACKENZIE.
July   1 aug 26
SEALED TENDERS superscribed "Addition, Parliament Buildings," will be received
by the Honourable the Minister of Public
Works up to noon of Tuesday, the 15th day
of August, 1911, for the erection and completion of an addition to the Parliament
Buildings,   Victoria.
Drawings, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender, may bc seen on and after
the 15th day of July at the offices of the
Provincial Timber Inspector, Vancouver; the
Government Agent, New Westminster; and
the Department of Public Works, Victoria.
Intending tenderers can, by applying to
the undersigned, obtain one copy of the
drawings and one copy of the specifications,
by depositing a marked cheque for $500;
said deposit to be refunded on the return
of drawings and specifications with tender.
Each tender 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, in thc sum of $25,000, which shall
be forfeited if the party tendering decline to
enter into contract when called upon to do
so. The cheques or certificates of dposit
of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned
to them upon the execution of the contract.
The successful tenderer shall furnish a
bond of a guarantee company satisfactory
to the Minister of Public Works, equal
to ten (10) per cent. of the contract
amount, for the date fulfilment of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless made
out on the forms supplied, signed with the
actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed   in   the   envelopes   furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
accepted.
J.  E. GRIFFITH,
Public Works Engineer.
Department   of   Public   Works,
Victoria,  B.C.,  28th June,   1911.
july 1 aug 12
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given tbat the reserve
existing by reason of a notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th
December, 1907, covering a parcel of land
situated at St. Vincent Bay, Jervis Inlet,
formerly held under Timber License No.
40624, is cancelled and the said lands will
be open for location by pre-emption at midnight on Friday, October 13th, 1911.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., 5th July, 1911.
July 15 oct   7
PUBLIC HIGHWAYS
Province of Britisli Columbia
NOTICE is hereby given that all Public
Highways in unorganized Districts, and all
Main Trunk Roads in organized Districts are
sixty-six feet wide, and have a width of
thirty-three feet on each side of the mean
straight centre line of tbe travelled road.
THOMAS TAYLOR,
Minister of Public Works.
Department of  Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., July -th,  1911.
July  15 oct 14
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the_ reserve
existing by reason of a notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th
December, 1907, over a parcel of land situated on Reed Island, known as Lot No. 452,
Sayward District, formerly covered by Timber License No. 36862, which license expired
on the 20th November, 1909, is cancelled,
and the said lands will Vie opened to location
by pre-emption only at midnight on Friday,
13th   October,   1911.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., 5th July, 1911.
july 15 oct   7
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserves
existing upon vacant Crown lands in Range
5, Coast District, and in Cariboo District,
notices of wnich, bearing date of December
17th, 1908, February 15th, 1910, and April
3rd, 1911, were published in the British
Columbia Gazette in the issues of December
17th, 1908, February 17th, 1910, and April
6th, 1911, respectively, arc cancelled in so far
as the same relate to thc lands surveyed as
Lots 4,o37A, 4,037, 4.040A, 4,038, 4,040, and
2,951, all in Kangc 5, Coast District, and Lots
4,038   A.R.,   2,793 A.R.,   2,828 K,   4.04*
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve-
existing by reason of a notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th
December, 1907, over Lots Nos. 10183 and
10184, Group one, Kootenay District, whicii
have ueen surrendered uut of Timber License No. 32590, is cancelled, and the said
lands will be open to location by pre-emption
only  at   midnight  on   Friday,   13th   October,
"'"' ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., 5th July, 1911.
July 15 , oct   7
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT
District of  Renfrew
TAKE   notice   that   The   Michigan   Pacific
Lumber Company, Limited, of Victoria, B.C.,
having  its  head  office  for  British  Columbia
at   1114   Langley   St.,   intends   to   apply   for
permission  to  lease  the   following  described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted midway   on   the   shore  line   between   the   S.   E.
and S. W. corners of Lot 77, Renfrew District;   thence  south  80 chains;   thence  west
44   chains;   thence   north   80   chains;   thence
east following the shore line of lots 76 and
77, Renfrew  District, to point of commencement, containing 350 acres, more or less.
Dated 26th May,  1911.
MICHIGAN PACIFIC LUMBER
COMPANY, LIMITED.
By its agent, H. A. Hoard,
june 3 July 29
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT!
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Frederick A.  Smil
Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation    Prospector!
tends  to   apply  for  permission  to  leasl
following   described   lands:—Commencirl
a post planted about 2 miles in a wei
direction  from  the  head   waters   of   Si|
Inlet  on  the  north  shore  of  Smith's
thence   north   20   chains;   thence   we^
chains;    thence   south   20   chains   mo
les   sto   shore   line;   thence   easterly
shore  line  to  point  of commencement,]
taining 80 acres more or less.
Dated   May   19th,   1911.
FREDERICK  A.   SMITli
june 17
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT |
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Charles Palmer, ofl
couver,   B.C.,   occupation   Labourer,   ill
to   apply   for   permission   to   purchas*
following   described   lands:—Commenciil
a  post  planted  at  the  south-east  cornl
Lot  330;   thence 80 chains east;  thenr
chains north; thence 80 chains west; I
80  chains  south to point of  commenca
and containing 640 acres, more or lessl
Dated June  1st,  1911. ....I
CHARLES   PALMj
July 1 	
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT]
District of Coast, Range 1
TAKE  notice that I,   Thomas  S.  -,
dale,  of  New  Westminster,  B.C.,  occii
Grocer,   intends to  apply  ror  permissl
purchase   the   following   uescribed   Ial
Commencing at a post planted about 2I
in   a   north-easterly    direction   from f
Mclntyre's  south-east  corner   aprjlicatnl
purchase;   thence   west   80   chains;   ■*
north   80   chains;   thence   east _ 80
thence   south   80   chains   to   point   0.,
mencement,   containing   640   acres,   ma
less.
Dated   17th   day   of   May,   1011.
THOMAS S. ANNANDALH
Charles B.  Stark,   *
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICTf
District of Coast, Range 1
TAKE  notice htat  1,  Anna   Mclntl
Vancouver, B.C., occupation School Tl
intends to apply for permission to pd
the  following described  lands:—Coninf
at a post planted immediately adjoining
Parks' south-east cornei  application fd
chase—thence  east  80   chains;   thencel
80   chains;   thence   west   80   chains; f
soutli  80 chains to point of commenc)
containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated   16th day  of May,   1911.
ANNA McINTYRE,
Charles  B.   Stark,   ;
june   24
WATER   ACT,    1909,   AND   AME>
A(_TS
ALBERNI   LAND   DISTRICT
District of Rupert
TAKE notice that Evelyn Marjory Squire
of Vancouver,  B.C., occupation Spinster,  intends   to   apply   for   permission   to   purchase
the following described  lands:—Commencing
at a post planted on the shore of Quatsino
Sound,   about   90   chains   distant   and   in   a
south-westerly direction from the S.  W, corner   of   Lot   12,   Township   27,   Rupert   District;   thence   north   40   cnains;   thence   west
50  chains;   thence   along  shore  to  point   of
eommeneement, and containing 50 aeres more
or  less.
Dated  May  17,   1911.
EVELYN   MARJORY   SQUIRE.
Per George G. Shone, Agent,
june 10 aug 5
A.-*..
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Cowichan
TAKE notice that Reginald George
Comvyn MacKenzie, of North Saanich, occupation Barrister-at-law, intends to apply for
permission to purchose thc following described lands:—Commencing on the northwest end of an unnamed is.and, situate
about 200 feet south-cast of "Portland
Islands," and north of the Tortoise Island;
thence following the coast line lo the point
of commencement, the purchase to include
the whole island, containing two acres, more
or less.
Dated  June 26th,   1911.
Reginald George Conwyn MacKenzie.
July   1 aug 26
VICTORIA LAN DDISTRICT
District   of   Coast
TAivE    notice    that    J.    A.    Wright,    of
Golden, occupation Farmer, intends to apply
for   permission   to   purchase   the   following
described   lands:—Commencing    at   a    post
planted at S. W. corner of Lot 321;  thence
Soutn  40  chains;  thence west  20 chains  to
South    Bcntick   Arm;    thence   in   a   northeasterly   direction   back   to   point   of   commencement,
^ateu May 4,  1911.
JOHN ANDREW WRIGHT.
June 3 July 29
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Arthur Shakes, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Employment Agent,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about 80 chains south
of the south-east conic rof Lot 331; thence
west 80 chains', thence south 80 chai.is;
thence east 80 chans; thence north 80 chains
to point of commencement and containing
640  acres,  more or less.
Dated  June   ist,   1011.
ARTHUR   SHAKES.
July 1 aug 26
,,045 R, 4,046 A.R., 4,044!*. 4.042 R, 4.046 K,
2,827 K, 2,826 R, 4.048 R, 4,041 J. 4,043 K,
3,047 K, 4,051 R, 2.783 R, 2,799 R, 4,049 R.
loi_R. 4,052 R, 2,782 R, 2,798 R, 2,780 R,
4,050 R, 4,054, R, 4,055 is 4,056 R, 2,772 A.K.,
2,797 R, 2,796 R, 4,060 R, 4,059 R, 4,058 R,
4,057 R, 4.066 R, 2,776 R,4,o6iR, 4,070 A.R,
4 062 R, 4,063 R, 4,064 R, 4,065 R, 2,773 R,
2,775 R, 4,070 K, 4,069 K, 4,o68 R, 4,067 R,
4,019 R, 2,774 to. 4,014 R 4,oi5 R, 4,oi6 R,
4,017 R, 4,024 R, 4,023 R, 4,022 R, 4,021 K,
2,379, 2,380, 2,381, 2,382, 2,311, 2,310, 2,301,
2,300, 2,464, 2,463, 2,462, 2,461, 2,460, 2,459,
2.4S8, 2,457, 2,451, 2,452, 2,453, 2,454, 2,450,
2,449, 2,448, 2,447, 2,446, 2,445, 2,444, 2,443,
2,442, 2,441, 2,388, 2,387, 2,386, 2,385, 2,384,
2,383, 2,373, 2,374, 2,375, 2,376, 2,377, 2,378,
2,360, 2,359, 2,306, 2,307, 2,308, 2,309, 2,302,
2,303, 2,304, 2,305, 2,358, 2,357, 2,294, 2,295,
2,296, 2,297, 2,298, 2,288, 2,289, 2,290, 2,291,
2,292, 2,293, 2,356, 2,363, 3,841, 2,367, 2,364,
2,355, 2,281, 2,282, 2,283, 2,284, 2,285, 2,286,
2,275, 2,276, 2,277, 2,278, 2,279, 2,280, 2,354,
2,365, 2,366, 2,840, 3,843, 3,844, 3,839, 2,353,
2,340, 2,339, 2,326, 2,325, 2,312, 2,287, 2,271,
2,272, 2,273, 2,274, 2,267, 2,268, 2,269, 2,283,
2,266, 2,313, 2,324, 2,327, 2,338, 2,341, 2,352,
3,838, 3,845, 3,856, 3,855, 3,846, 3,837, 2,35i,
2,342, 2,337, -2,328, 2,323, 2,314, 2,265, 2,259,
2,260,  2,261, 2,262,  2,263,  2,245,  2,246,  2,255,
2,256,    2,257,    2,258,    2,264,    2,315,   2,322,    2,329,
2,336, 2,343, 2,350, 3,836, 3,847, 3,854, 3,857,
3,853, 3,848, 3,835, 2,349, 2,344, 2,330, 2,321,
2,316, 2,317, 2,320, 2,331, 2,3.1*. 2,345, 2,348,
3,834, 3,849, 3,852, 3,883, 3,884, 3,851, 3,850,
3,833, 2,347, 2,.i*6, 2,333, 2,332, 2,319, 2,318,
3,869, 3,858, 3,859, 4,157, 4,l6o, 4,159, 4,158,
3,860, 3,861, 3,868, 3,867, 3,862, 3,863, 3,880,
3.641, 3,637, 3,667, 3,663, 3,659, 3,6.55, 3,654,
3,658, 3,662, 3,666, 3,665, 3,66l, 3,657, 3,653,
3,652, 3,656, 3,660, 3,664, 3,633, 3,629, 2,66oA,
2,656, 2,652, 2,648, 2,644, 3,642, 2,651, 2,647,
2,643, 2,639, 3,669, 3,678, -,677, 3,668, 2,638,
2.642, 2,646,   2,650,   2,244,   2,247,   2,254,   2,253,
2,248, 2,243, 2,242, 2,249, 2,259, 2,237, 2,238,
2,239,   2,241,  2,219,   2,232,   2,231,   2,230,   2,217,
2,221, 2,335, 2,224, 2,720, 2,719, 1,100, 1,101,
1,102,    1,103,    1,076,    I,l60,    1,163,    1,164,    l,l66,
1,167,   1,165,   1,097,   I,no,  1,109,  1,108,  1,107,
1,174A,   1,095,   1,171,   I,l62,   1,170,   1,009,   1,424,
1,089, 1,182, 1,178, i,i76A, i.i/oA, 1,180,
1,18;, 1,183, 1,180, 1,188, 1,719, and 1,775, all
in Cariboo District.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy  Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., July 7th, 1911.
July 15 oct 14
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range 1
TAKE notice that I,  Ernest Austen Hall,
of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Auto Dealer,
intends to apply for permission to purchase
the  following  described  lands:—Commencing
at    a   post    planted    immediately   adjoining
Thomas   S.    Annandale's   south-east   corner
and   Thomas   E.   Butters'   northeast   corner;
thence   south    80    chains;    thence    east   20
chains; tbence north 80 cliains; thence west
20   chains   to  point  of  commencement,   con-
aining   160  acres,  more  or less.
Dated   17th day of May,   1911.
ERNEST AUSTEN HALL*
Charles   B.   Stark,   Agent,
june 24 aug 19
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coasi, Range 1
TAKE notice that I, Hope Parks, of Vancouver,   B.C.,   occupation   Married   Woman,
intends   to   apply   for   permission   to   purchase   the   following   described   lands:—Commencing at a post planted on the banks of
the Toba River, about oue mile from south-
cast comer of lot 103 and adjoining northern
boundary   of   Timber   Limit   36395;   thence
west   8u   chains;   thence   north   80   chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence south 80 chains
to   point   of   comcmnccment,   containing   640
acres,  more or less.
Dated  16th day of May,  ion.
HOPE   PARKS.
Charles H. Allen Agent.
June 24 aug 19
Notice  Under  Section   87
NOTICE  IS  HEREBY  GIVEN
Vancouver  Island  Power Company,
ntends to apply to the Lieutenant-Gd
in-Council, on Friday, tlle 28th day d
ipu, at the Parliament Buildings, Ed
Chamber,  at  the hour  of  eleven  o'cl
the  forenoon,  or   so  soon   thereafter f
Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council   may
for   approval   of   its   proposed   undel
and   works   in   Malahat   District,   atl
Lake,   near  the head waters  of one f
of   the   Jordan   River,   East   of   the |
Meadows in pursuance of, and in exei
and   utilization  of  the  license  issued |
said  Company,  on  the  twelfth  day
1910,  and  numbered  1902.    Maps at
of the said proposed undertaking ancl
will be open for public inspection ai
be   seen  on  any  day   following  this I
within office hours at the ofhee of til
ourable, the Provincial Secretary, PaiJ
Buildings,   Victoria,   B.C.
VANCOUVER   ISLAND
POWER COMPANY, LIMIl
By A.  T. Goward,  Local J
Dated  this 20th day  of June,  A.l
june 24
VICTORIA  LAND   DISTRICI
District of  Coast,  Range IF
TAKE notice that Henry Woods, 1
couver, B.C., occupation Bookkeeper,
to apply for permission to purch-J
following described lands:—CommenJ
a post planted about 40 chains northl
north-west corner of Lot 329; thenci
40 chains to the northwest corner I
329; thence west 40 chains; thenci
40 chains; thence west 40 chains;!
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chi
point of commencement and contain]
acres, more or less.
Dated   June   ist,   1911.
HENRY WC
july  1
VICTORIA  i^AND   DISTRIC
District of Coast,  Range 3 I
TAKE   notice   that   Christina   Wi
wife of W. A. Williscroft, of Victor|
intends to apply for permission to
the  following  described  lands:—Con
at   a  post  planted  at  the   south-i
of John Clayton's pre-emption claiml
as Lot 326, Range 3, Coast District!
east   60   chains   more   or   less,   to   tl
boundary of Section 30, Township  il
3,   Coast   District;  thence  south   20 f
thence   west   60   chains;   thence
chains to thc point of commenceme|
Dated May 20th,   ign,
CHRISTINA   WILLISCROS
Per H.  Brown|
june   10
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast,  Range  1
TAKE notice that I, Thomas  E. _ Butters,
of  New   Westminster,   B.C.   occupation   Carpenter,   intends   to   apply   for   permission   to
purchase   thc   following   described   lands:—
Commencing  at  a  post  planted   immediately
adjoining   '1 homas   S.   Annandale's  southeast
corner  application  to  purchase;  thence west
80   chains;   thence   south   80  cliains;   thence
east   80   chains;   thence  north   80   cliains  to
point of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Dated  17th day of May,  1911.
THOMAS E. BUTTERS.
Charles   H.   Allen,   Agent.
June 24 aug 19
RUPERT  LAND DISTRICT
District of Coast, Range I
TAKE notice that Robert Swords, of, Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation   Manager,  intends  to
apply   for   permission   to   purchase   the   following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post  planted  on  the  north-west  corner  of a
small    Island   at   the   north-west   corner   of
Jeiinis    Bay,    Drury    Inlet,    and   embracing
whole of Island; containing 1 acre, more or
less.
Dated   May   18th,   1911.
ROBERT SWORDS.
July 15 sept 9
LAND   REGISTRY   ACT
In   the   matter    of   an    application |
Duplicate   Certificate   of   Title
(40 acres)  of Section 28, Lake
NOTICE  is  hereby  given   that  ill
intention   at   the   expiration   of   onef
from the date of the first publicatio|
to  issue a  Duplicate  Certificate of
said   lands,   issued   to   Philip  Touet, I
27th  day of February,   1880,  and  nl
2968A.
S. Y,  WOOTTON,
Registrar-General   of
July 1
MALAHAT LAND DISTRICI
District of Malahat
TAKE notice that Beaumont Bd
Victoria, B.C., occupation Real I
Agent, intends to apply for permisi
lease the following described lands!
mencing at a post planted at big!
on the Saanich Arm, 75 feet Eal
the South-east corner of Lot 120 ;|
northerly and following the shore |
said Saanich Arm to the South-easf
of Lot no; 2nd—Commencing 1
water mark due east 33 feet from
at the North-east corner of Lot nol
northerly and following the coast [
the North-east corner of Lot 120.
Dated July   ioth,   ion.
BEAUMONT   BC!
July 15 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1911
11
3ominioruW Provincial
News
dvance of Six Million Feet
:ords of the timber branch of
inds department for June show
al of 569 timber licenses issued
;nds west of the Cascade range,
ing to the treasury receipts of
0. For lands east of the Cas-
262 licenses were issued, pro-
g revenue to the extent of
0. Other items of the month's
:ss were special timber license
er fees of $770, penalties $3,225,
3al prospecting licenses $20,050,
>rospecting license transfer fees
land miscellaneous $1,376.12, a
for thc month of $136,486.12.
Pacific log scalers during June
66,000,000 feet of logs, an ad-
of 6,000,000 feet over the cor-
jding month of last year.
,11 Investigate Fruit Growing
Industry
ler the direction of J. A. Rud-
clairy and cold storage commis-
W. H. Bunting, a prominent
'rower, will conduct an inquiry
The   fruit   growing  industry  of
la.   Mr. Bunting will inquire in-
1 phases of the business, includ-
pe possibilities ot over produc-
ub  House  Nearly  Finished
members of the Stewart club
be congratulated on their new
Irs which are now rapidly near-
Implction. The new club house
|ated on the corner of Seventh
lumbia street, has fine reading
Ion the ground floor which ex-
jthe whole width of the building
fitted with an open fire place,
le same floor are two other
I, the largest of which will be
Is a reception room for guests,
ie smaller one as a cloak room.
|rs are two more rooms which
used either as card or bed-
I for bachelor members.
Remarkable Atavism
The New Michel Reporter states
that three times inside of 24 hours,
a resident of that town became a
grandfather. This is a unique record never heard of before in the
world.
President of Stock Exchange
H. T. Champion was elected president at the annual meeting of the
Winnipeg Stock Exchange this
month. W. Sanford Evans was elected vice-president, Hugo Ross, secretary-treasurer. The managers are:
A. M. Nanton, W. T. Kirby and T. B.
Billett. The total number of stocks
traded in totalled $319,285 exclusive
of South African scrip.
Wanted—A Pied Piper
The city of Winnipeg is threatened
by a plague of rats according to a
report at the provincial department
of Agriculture. The report says that
the rats are already numerous on the
outskirts of the city and are increasing with great rapidity. For several
years, rats have been coming up from
the South and have done much damage between here and the boundary.
Subsidy Allowed
I Dominion Government has al-
a cash subsidy to the Cariboo,
[-ville & Willow railway, which
amply  financed.     It will  be
forward as soon as the G. T.
deliver   the   rails    on   the
The company will also build
lich  line  to  tap  the  rich  coal
(owned  by John  Hepburn  and
lites on the   Bear River.   This
J:cessitate   the laying out of a
|te there, ancl all in all the suc-
I completion of the various pro-
pbtaining the  consideration of
|npany  will   mean  very  much
[ opening up and  development
important district.
A Shortage in Spuds
\e is a potato famine in sight
Western  Canada,  for at the
time potatoes  are selling at
|ieg  at $1.75  per  bushel   with
-five    cents   being   asked   for
|pounds  of  the  new  crop  im-
from the  south.    Two weeks
le wholesale price for old pota-
las 90 cents per bushel, but this
|it  is  $1.55   to  $1.75,  with   no
Heavy rains in certain sec-
Iwhich  have  drowned  out  the
are said to be responsible for
Ivance.
I Big Smelting Company
Ither American smelting and re-
I company, with a capitalization
;,ooo,ooo, divided into 1,500,000
of a par value of $100 each,
len authorized to carry on busi-
li British Columbia. The head
■will be in Jersey City, ancl the
■cial office at Victoria.
A New Cathedral
Jthe opening of the Synod of
It's Land at Winnipeg recently,
fshop Matheson announced that
Iliad been prepared for the erec-
If a new cathedral on the his-
tite of St. Johns in that city,
It, when completed in 1920,
1 $300,000. The nave is to be
eted for the centenary of the
in Western Canada in 1913.
May Immigration
The total immigration into Canada
for May was 61,478 as compared with
47,589 for May, 1910, an increase of
29 per cent. Immigration from the
United States was 15,414 as compared
with 14,194. Immigration at ocean
ports was 46,061 as compared with
33,395 May,  1910.
Laura Secord Monument
The monument erected on Queenstown Heights in memory of Laura
Secord, the Canadian heroine of the
war of 1812, was unveiled on July 5 at
Queenslon Heights. Sir George Ross
and other speakers of prominence delivered addresses.'
A Big Increase
Figures completed by the customs
department for the year show that
settlers' effects to the total value of
$14,072,611 were brought into Canada, the largest property of the largest
immigration in Canadian history. The
amount exceeds the total for the previous year by nearly four millions.
Lots of Moose
Moose are reported unusually plentiful in the vicinity of Tete Jaime
Cache, where one prospecting party
recently encountered eighteen in the
course of a single day.
Fruit Prospects
The peach crop at Keremos will be
very light this season, but all other
fruits abundant throughout the district.
A Good Showing
The net profits of Vancouver's
"Made-in-Canada Fair" will exceed
$10,000.
Daily Fruit Steaxer
A daily fruit steamer is now being
operated by the C. P. R. on the
Kootenay Lakes.
FOREST FIRES
An analysis of the causes operating
to produce forest fires, by which to
date the citizens of British Columbia
have lost probably $30,000,000—last
year alone the direct loss and cost
of protection aggregated $829,915.00—
shows that next to carelessness with
camp-fires, similarly criminal carelessness in the operation of donkey
engines in logging camps is largely
responsible for the yearly worse than
waste. In connection with this particular phase of the lamentable carelessness whicli has proven ancl is
proving so expensive to the people
of British Columbia, it would be well
indeed for everyone in any way identified with the lumbering industry to
note just what the legally prescribed
regulations are whicii govern the
operation of donkey engines in logging camps.   These read as follows:—
Any person or persons using or
operating a donkey engine in connection with logging operations shall see
that all brush and inflammable matter is removed for a space of not less
than fifty (50) feet on all sides thereof.
There shall be available at each
donkey engine in use during the dry
season a supply of water of not less
than four hundred (400) gallons, such
amount to be obtainable at all times
therein; together with twelve (12)
large galvanized-iron buckets to be
kept exclusively for fire protection
purposes, and in a convenient position   therefor.
There shall also be available and
kept solely for fire-protection purposes six (6) good shovels and three
(3) good mattocks, and located in a
suitable position therefor.
In addition to the above, tliere shall
be available at such donkey engine
a suitable hand pump, to be maintained in good working order, and
in readiness for an emergency.
It shall be the duty of the owner
or operator of each donkey engine
to maintain a watchman in the vicinity thereof during such time as the
same is under fire and there is any
possibility of fire spreading from such
engine.
A spark arrester shall be placed on
the top of the smoke-stack of each
donkey engine. The arrester shall be
constructed with a good strong steel
or iron frame firmly fastened to the
top of the shack. The ribs shall be
close enough together to prevent the
wire from falling in or collapsing.
The cover of the arrester shall be
woven wire of a dimension of not
less than No. 16, B. W. C, having
twenty-five squares to the square inch
in mesh. The top of the arrester to
be not less than three times the area
of the top of the smoke-stack, and
at least eighteen inches above the
top thereof.
Attention to these common-sense
rules and their rigid observance will
go far toward at least reducing materially the annual forest fire waste.
A PUBLICITY PAMPHLET
Mr. Percy F. Godenrath, who has
done so much publicity work
throughout the Province is again to
the fore with an excellent pamphlet
dealing with the past, present ancl
future of Stewart. "Stewart, The
Pacific's Treasure Chest" is a neatly
bound, attractively gotten up and
well illustrated production and is
compiled in the author's best style.
Commencing with the Situation, the
book then deals with the climate
about which so many false notions
prevail. An exceedingly interesting
article is written about the scenery
round and about Stewart, together
with a descriptive write-up of the
scenic effects of the approach. The
mining industries are briefly touched
on, as is the general agricultural outlook. The whole winds up with a
panegyric dealing with the future of
this spot. Mr. Godenrath is a bright
and picturesque writer and is evidently a firm believer in the truth of
what he writes. His latest production is one of his best and the fact
that Stewart so soon after its inception is in a position to launch such
an ambitious piece of publicity work
is in itself the best advertisement the
city could have.
SHE HAD IT DOWN PAT
The weekly lesson in Sunday School dealt
with thc corrupting influence of luxury and
worldliness, and llic golden text was a well
known sentence that the superintendent
wished all thc children to remember.
It sounded like an easy text to learn and
thc superintendent, mounting the platform for
a final review of the lesson when the school
assembled for closing exercises, was sure of
a pleasant response from  his pupils.
"Who," hc began, "can repeat the golden
text?"
A score of hands were raised and thc superintendent chose a little girl with blue eyes,
a well bred, well behaved little girl from a
well to do and "particular" family lo repeat the text for him.
"Well, Dorothy," hc said, "you may tell
us.    Stand  up so wc can all  hear  you."
Dorothy stood up in thc prcttiness of her
hair  ribbons.
"You cannot," she said distinctly. "You
cannot serve God and mamma."
A MATRIMONIAL IMMIGRANT
"Charley is so poetical. When I accepted
him he said hc felt like an immigrant entering a new world."
"Well, hc was like an immigrant."
"What do you mean?"
"Wasn't  he just landed?"
The "Modern
French Dry Cleaning
SPECIALISTS IN LADIES' FINE GARMENT
CLEANING AND PRESSING
Office and Finishing Rooms
1310 Government  St., Opp. The "Grand"
Phone 1887
Call us up in regard to prices or any
information desired.
Four car tickets given free with each order of
One Dollar or more brought to us.
Men's Suits Cleaned and Pressed
Alexandra Cafe tlZt
COURTNEY STREET, TWO BLOCKS EAST OF POSTOFFICE
OPEN EVERY DAY AND SUNDAYS Phone 2978
Good  Service,   Moderate  Charges,   Dainty Meals,   Quiet Situation
Table D'Hote or A La Carte
Breakfast 8 to 10 a.m.; Luncheon 12 to 2.30 p.m.; Dinner 6 to 8 p.m.
Afternoon Tea Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream
Special Dinners Catered For      Contracts Taken foi Entertainments
E. A. STILES, Auctioneer £s? Valuer
has for disposal by Private Treaty the Historic Oak
Chest of the Kirke Family, once the property of
Arnold Kirke, descendant of the first British Governor
0) Canada.   The chest bears the monogram and date,
A. K.   1681. _    _,    _.
nog Fort St., Phone 2l4g
Hot, Tired
Feet
Many people suffer much during the warm weather witli
their feet. Nothing so goocl
for "foot agony," tired, aching, swollen or perspiring feet
as
Bowes' Foot
Powder
A 25c packet should be in the
gripsack of every vacationist.
Try it once ancl you'll never
be without it. Sold here only.
Cyrus H. Bowes
Chemist
1228 Government Street
Tels. 425 and 450
English Mantel
Chiming Clock
Price $315
IT TE CONSIDER this the
" '    most handsome clock in
the store.    It strikes the Westminster Chimes at the quarters,
and the hour on a gong.   1 Very
fine  English  movement  in an
elaborately ornamented
gilt case.
Redfern & Sons
Oldest Diamond and Jewelery
House in Western Canada
1009 Gov't St. 12
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22,  1911
f i
'V.li
is
I'M
Society
Mr. and Mrs. Blackburn, Saltspring
Island, have been guests at the Empress Hotel during the week.
* *   #
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Barton ancl children left on Friday last on a three
months' visit to England, where they
will visit relatives.
* *   *
Captain and Mrs. Macdonald leave
today on an extended visit to the Old
Country.
* *   *
Mrs. Johami Wulfsohn, Esquimalt,
has returned from a visit to Vancouver, where she was the guest of Mrs.
E. J. Hall.
* *   *
Mr. Thomas Hunter, Thetis Inland,
is visiting friends in the city.
Mrs. Gidley from Duncan, B.C.,
spent a few days in town during the
week.
* *   *
Mrs. W. Robinson and family are
spending   the summer   at   Cowichan
Lake.
* *   *
Mr. Maurice Carmichael, who has
been attending college, is spending his
vacation in the city with his parents.
Dr. Wilson, Rivers Inlet, was in
the city for a few days.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Geiger are
guests at the Riverside Hotel, Cowichan Lake.
Mr. W. H. Truesdale, from Duncan, B.C., was a visitor in the city
durin gthe week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Johnson, Winnipeg, are making a short visit here
and are guests at the King Edward
Hotel.
Miss E. Tolmie is the guest of Mrs.
G S. McTavish, Rivers Inlet.
* *   *
Miss Keith, Vancouver, is the guest
of Mrs. R. D. Finlayson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. McFarland, Vancouver, are guests at the Empress
Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. and Miss Blakemore went up
to Cowichan Lake today. Miss Blakemore will spend a month's holiday
there. -
* *   *
Mrs. Willard Fielding, of Chase
River, is visiting with her mother,
Mrs. S. Morgan, of this city.
Hon. D. M. Eberts and Miss Eberts
have left on a visit to Vernon, B.C.,
and Banff.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Day have issued
invitations for the marriage of their
daughter, Miss Aline Dorothy Wynne
Day and Captain Lestock W. S. Cock-
bum of the Royal Canadian Artillery.
The marriage is to take place on
Wednesday, August gth, at 2 o'clock
at Christ Church Cathedral.
* *   *
The following guests were registered at the Koksilah Hotel during
the past week: Messrs'T. W. Earl,
Vancouver; R. Freethy, Nanaimo; C.
S. McTavish, C. Crosier, Fred. White,
Albert E. Bechtel and H. G. Barham,
all of Victoria. A few good fish were
taken and some good sport was enjoyed amongst the wild pigeons,
which are now getting numerous as
the berries are ripening and the breeding season is over.
* *   *
Mrs. F. B.'. McKay, Douglas Street,
was hostess recently of a most enjoyable tea party. Some of the guests
present were:    Mrs. Chambers, Mrs.
R. Finlayson, Mrs. Rykert, Mrs.
Bamford, Mrs. McTavish, Mrs. Stewart Williams, Mrs. Mac. B. Smith,
Mrs. R. Jones, the Misses Tolmie,
Mrs. ancl Miss Gray, Mrs. ancl Miss
Morley, Mrs. Goddard, Mrs. Cairns,
Mrs. McMicking, Mrs. B. Hardy, Miss
Cridge and Mrs. Laundy.
* *   *
Mrs. J. W. Macdonald and Mrs.
Gavin Hamilton Bums were hostesses
at "Armadale" last Wednesday afternoon at a charming "at home."
Among the invited guests were: Mrs.
Paterson, Mrs. Dunsmuir and the
Misses Dunsmuir, Mrs. Doull, Rev.
and Mrs. Baugh Allen, Miss Allen,
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin, Miss Helen Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Trewartha James,
Mr. D. James, Mrs. H. Pooley, Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Robertson, Mrs. H.
Barnard, Mrs. Finlayson, Mrs. J. D.
Helmcken, Mrs. Jacob, Mrs. R. Jones,
Mrs. Mowen, Miss Newton, Miss
Punnett, Mrs. R. S. Day and the
Misses Day, Mrs. Day and Miss Day,
Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Solly, Captain and
Mrs. Macdonald, Mrs. Dennis Harris
and Miss Harris, Mrs. A. Smith and
Miss Smith, Mrs. Parker Hibben, Mrs.
Little and Miss Little, Mrs. McPhillips, Mrs. Rome, Mrs. Blaiklock, Miss
F. Drake, Miss T. Drake, Mrs.
Crease, Mrs. McKay and the Misses
McKay, Miss Hilda Page, Mrs. C. E.
Pooley and Miss Pooley, Mrs. Henry
Croft, Mrs. Pearse, Mrs. Peters, Mrs.
Coulston, Mrs. Charles, Mrs. Devereaux and the Misses Devereaux,
Mrs. Monteith and the Misses Monteith, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. Campbell
McCallum and Miss McCallum, Mrs.
Phipps, Mrs. Genge, Miss G. Irving,
the Misses Tolmie and others.
* *   *
"Ashburn," the pretty residence of
Col. and Mrs. Peters, was the scene
last Tuesday afternoon of a very en
joyable "at home" given in honour of
Mr. and Mrs. Coulston (nee Miss
Olive Peters). Mrs. Coulston is well
known to Victorians, amongst whom
she numbers many friends. Mrs.
Peters was assisted in her duties as
hostess by her daughter, Mrs. Stewart. She wore a handsome white
satin gown with black lace overdress.
Mrs. Stewart wore a white lingerie
costume, and Mrs. Coulston was
gowned in a dainty dress of white
with touches of old rose. The tea
table was effectively decorated with
masses of pink sweet peas and pink
chiffon of a paler tone. Among those
present were: Mrs. C. E. Pooley and
Miss Pooley, Mrs. Trewartha James,
Miss James, Mr. Derek James, Mrs.
R. Jones, Miss Helmcken, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. Rome, Miss Rome, Mrs.
Blaiklock, Mrs. Thomas, Rev. Baugh-
Allen and Mrs. Allen, Miss Allen,
Captain Cockbum, Captain Gillan,
Mrs. W. Monteith ancl Miss Monteith,
Captain and Mrs. Macdonald, Mrs.
George Johnson, Col. and Mrs. Prior,
Captain and Mrs. Stewart, Mr. Buery,
Mrs. R. S. Day and Misses Day, Mrs.
G. Matthews, Mrs. Gavin Burns, Miss
Burns, Miss Tuck, Mrs. Harold Robertson, Mrs. Roger Wilby, Mrs. R.
H. Pooley, Mrs. Rithet, Mrs. J. Todd,
Mrs. Scott, Captain Mills, Miss Meredith, Miss Wadmore and many others.
"ACROSS THE CONTINENT"
There is a striking significance, a
wealth of the romantic atmosphere
of the awakening West, and a vivid,
elaborate picturing of the wilderness
responding to the genius of Western
constructive civilization in the beautiful book written by Isabelle Carpenter Kendall, entitled "Across the Continent," a copy of which has just
come to the reviewing desk. It is
the first book of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway, and
as a luxuriously designed and printed
volume descriptive of the wonderlands between the Mississippi and the
Pacific Ocean it compels attention as
a superb work of art. The book contains some seventy large quarto pages
of heavy calendered paper and the
elaborate picture work in colours
throughout, as well as the distinctive
letter press and art work, disarm criticism.    Its chief significance lies in
its demonstration of the scenic
deur  and  magnificance  of  the
miles  of  new  railway  through
territory in the' prolific West,
text  is a concise, impressive de
tive story of a trip over the
line, and the reproductions of p
graphs   in  colours   are   splendit
amples of the engraving and pri
art. The principal towns and dis
along  the  line   are   comprehen
described,  as well  as  the  chie
ments of improved railroad bu
that have attracted world-wide
tion  to  the  Milwaukee  road,
represents in some respects the
remarkable   of   modern   accom
ments in railroad construction,
book is issued by the publishin
partment of the Chicago, Milw
& Puget Sound Railway which
charge of  General  Passenger
Geo. W. Hibbard and Traffic
ager  R.  M.  Calkins,  Seattle,  >
ington.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHI
The Rev. Professor Pidgeon,
of the Chair of Practical The
of Westminster Hall will condu
service at First Presbyterian C
next Sunday both forenoon and
ing. Dr. Pidgeon is a distingi
graduate of McGill University
in Theology of Montreal Presby
College. Before coming west h
at one time pastor of a Mo
congregation and at another ti
a Toronto church. As a preacl
is one of the strongest and
popular of the Presbyterian c
in Canada, which for a learned
ty of brainy men is second to
in the Dominion.
S. SHELTON
Old Country Dry Gc
725 Yates Street Phon
SPECIALS  THIS  WEE
Children's Warm Dresses an
linery,  Mexican  Sun  Hats.
Quality
The Leading Feature of Our
"Pre-Inventory" Sale
Of course you are going to visit this great "Pre-
Inventory" Sale of ours this evening. It is one
of the events of this Summer and has attracted
a great deal of patronage from Victorians. Come
in and stroll around, you are welcome
whether you buy or not.
The same reliable "Weiler Quality" enters into the manufacture of everything at this sale.
Are you making your own ice cream during these
delightful Summer days? If not you are missing
a genuine treat, for nothing can equal a dish of
delicious Home-made Ice Cream. We stock the
kind of Freezer that makes Ice Cream-making a
pleasure; in all sizes. Priced
as follows:
$11 to $2.75, in all sizes
There is no more pleasant way of spending a
vacation than out in the glorious Summer air
when every breeze that blows means health ancl
enjoyment. We are fully prepared to satisfy
your requirements for Camp Furniture. At
present we are making a very special offering in
Camp Cots. These are very strongly made of
hard wood with metal hinges and canvas or burlap
Si.7'5. $2.25, $3 and $460
Why not try one of our famous HOOSIER
KITCHEN CABINETS in the home? They
contain every "Labour saving" feature, combined
with durability that it is possible to obtain. Step
in ancl let us explain their merits to
you.   Priced at
$40.00
VICTORIA'S
POPULAR
HOME
FURNISHERS
The
STORE THAT
SAVES YOU
MONEY THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY; 22, 1911
1,3
The Women's
Page
e-szP
has been said that travelling
fays is as easy as sitting in a
|g chair, and this is quite true
has the proper clothes and
Ites of travelling. Everything
Is needed to make a journey
ftable—as well as many things
fend to complicate it—are to be
j in the  shops.    Indeed if you
with wisdom, what you per-
need, many a minute will be
nd many a train will be caught
[otherwise would be lost.   How
Iss is a subject always worthy
|sideration, as the appropriately
lartly   gowned   are   very  few
the   great   travelling   public.
dition of a wide sailor collar of the
material. The double-breasted closing fastens with smolcc pearl buttons.
The distinctive feature of this model
is its plain, unaffected smartness.
Well tailored and designed in an excellent quality of material, this model
depends for its good style on its
simple and well-cut lines. A coat of
this sort will be excellent for travelling wear and cool days at the seashore,
-**.***
The dark low shoe and white or
delicately coloured hose has been
adopted by women of fashion. It
looked worse than odd at first, but
the stocking is no good, for a dam,
no matter how neat, would mean a
patch over the skin. We see so much
of coloured and vivid dyed hose that
black ones appear absolutely gruesome and old.
*   *   *
But to return to the actual lingerie
of today, we have to add several new
kinds of garments to the old ones.
There is the dessous de robe, unison
of the petticoat and the cache-corset,
made with a high waistline and shoulder straps of ribbon ,and round the
feet a narrow or deep frill, not full,
but just full enough to allow one to
walk comfortably. Last year these
were all made in lingerie, this year
they are being made in soft washing
silk and in shantung, both of whicii
wash very well, and "get up" easily.
There is also the soutien-gorge, a
small cache-corset, which laces up the
back and has shoulder straps, which
may be lengthened or shortened at
will, and which help the wearer to
keep back her shoulders. They are
made in broderie Anglaise, fine linen,
a strong corset netting, or in ordinary corset twill, but for summer wear
the embroidery or linen is far the
best.    Then  there  is  the  pantalon-
vn of very dark blue serge
excellent for a trip of any
leing simple, quiet and dur-
iThe bodice is cut with the ki-
lleevc ancl trimmed only by an
ll piece of black satin on the
|ts, which forms a sailor col-
in front and back. This is
by satin-covered cording
bovers the joining of the serge
[tin. A bow tie of satin at
le of the collar, and a double
J small braid buttons used as a
Istening down tlle middle-front
lthe dress opens, and again on
Ifs, completes the waist. The
|s a plain circular in short
length, hung from a high
lit giving the raised waist-
bich is finished by satin cord-
|'he back of this gown is per-
ilain, but its graceful lines give
Istakable charm. Then, too, it
phtfully inexpensive.
*   *   *
Ineral service or travelling coat
lii 1 cl is in a plain tailored model
Ivide ribbed dark blue serge
fcn the Norfolk lines—that is,
full-length box-plaits and fin-
Ivith a belt, also with the ad-
now the effect is feminine if a bit
sporty. The coloured gaiter of white
or cream or blue has been modish
since the clays of spring; in fact it
was worn all last winter on the Riviera. With a stocking of white or
gray and a low shoe of brown or
black it really looks a gaiter. There
are women who delight in extremes,
and they are wearing the openwork
white hose with strapped slippers on
the street, the white beginning to
show over the instep. To arrive at
a good effect with the gaiter or the
light hose, the dress must be sufficiently short to show well what is
covering the feet. Otherwise a
glimpse of the stocking will not be
pretty. This is an occasion when a
little does not go a long way. The
skirt should reach just above the
ankles and then the public will know
that the white hose were not put on
by mere chance. All coloured stockings are modish this season, but
those in delicate tones are hest. All
are more or less lace, too, which
means quite a sum for the summer,
since nothing is more unsolid than
such footwear. In washing they draw
up  frightfully,  the  stitches  slip  and
jupon, a sort of combination with
very full-skirted legs. These are
greatly in favour with the French
woman, and she has them beautifully
trimmed with Valenciennes, or whatever her favourite lace may be.
On an ideal summer day is there
anything more delightful than a
motor trip to the country? Then is
the time when all the charms of
nature lure you to the woods for a
picnic. Oftentimes the idea of luncheon along the wayside is abandoned, as it is too much trouble to
pack and take the provisions along,
but this problem lias now been solved.
A tire trunk is shown where is found
everything for the convenience of
motorists. This trunk is of bass-
wood lined with canvas and is
equipped with a complete luncheon
outfit, which consists of four Thermos bottles in one and two-quart
sizes, two of each; tumblers in
wicker cases, pepper and salt shakers,
two glass jars for relishes, two rolls
containing six knives and forks, and
two porcelain compartments for
lunch. All these articles are strapped
to a flat tray, which can bc removed
Finch & Finch
Ladies' Outfitters
We Beg to Announce
That Several Fall
Deliveries
are now
being Exhibited in
Our Salon.
As ever, our aim has
been to secure those
Perfections in Ladies' apparel that
appeal to the ladies
of taste and discrim-
ation.
Smartly tailored
Tweeds, Cloths,
Serges, etc., in endless variety of design, a special attraction, and the
prices are — as always—lowest here.
The Evening
Gowns are prettier
than ever, the soft,
clinging fabrics being a distinctive
feature.
We desire to
draw attention at
the same time to
the concluding days
of our
Stock Taking Sale
A money-saving event to all purchasers, as we do not intend to carry
over any goods to the next season. We are just clearing the
remainder regardless of cost.
Finch & Finch      717-719 Yates St.
at will from the trunk. The cover
of the trunk does double service, "being made in a folding table effect,
which when ready for use stands on
four steady legs. This useful accessory is 23^ inches in diameter ancl
8J/-S inches in depth. Another invention for the picnic is an ice chest.
The case is basswood and contains
an ice box of galvanized iron. The
top of the box lifts off and discloses
a tray four inches deep divided into
three parts, the central division being
twice the size of the other two. Beneath this is a compartment for ice,
and on each side a place for bottles.
This chest is indispensable on a hot,
dusty ride.
*   *   *
As a finish to a sheer evening gown,
the fair Parisiennc frequently pins at
her girdle a large satin rose, or other
flower in a contrasting colour. These
accessories, besides being rich and
lustrous in appearance, have the advantage over the natural flowers of
never wilting, or soiling one's gown.
A single large cabbage rose in deep
pink satin foliage, two smaller roses
in the same colour and material, deep
purple violets, made of knotted bits
of satin ribbon, are far richer than
the ordinary artificial flowers. An
unusually becoming, yet simple, hair
ornament, is to be seen in a wreath
of laurel leaves. Each leaf scintillates with dewdrops or miniature
rhinestones.
The gowns shown in the above cuts
are taken from designs now being
displayed at Messrs. Finch & Finch's
Ladies' Outfitting Rooms on Yates
Street.
V. I. S. C.
This afternoon at 2.30 p.m. the Vancouver Island Swimming Championships will bc held at the Gorge. This
year arrangements have been made to
hold the races below the bridge,
thereby affording a better view to
spectators. The Committee trust that
sufficient people will be interested in
the different events to ensure a large
attendance. 14
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1911
POSTS FOR FRIENDS—The London Press is engaged in a summer
symposium on the question: "Should
politicians give posts of profit to their
friends ?" Once on a time it was the practice of ministers to pitchfork their friends
and their friends' friends openly, flagrantly
and without shame into any soft job that
was going. But we live in other times, an !
the importunities of party heelers and the
watchfulness of the Opposition havc rendered it unprofitable, if not impossible, to
maintain this time-honoured custom. All
the same there is a great deal of humbug
talked on the subject of nepotism, and anyone who sits down and calmly considers
the whole subject of public appointments
will be bound to come to the conclusion
that there is nothing reprehensible and a
great deal defensible in the practice. There
are only three methods by which public
positions can be obtained—by competitive
examination; by out and out corruption, or
by personal influence. Everyone knows
that competitive examination is a snare and
delusion of democracy, and that success in
an examination depends not so much on
brains, that is ability to give out, which
is what the public service requires, as ability to absorb or take in. So competitive
examination may be dismissed as being anything more than a colourable pretext for
securing efficiency. Corruption no doubt
has its vogue, ancl possibly is still practised by a few wealthy plutocrats in the
interests of their proteges, but it is no
longer fashionable and, moreover, has committed the unpardonable sin of having been
found out and thereby losing its utility.
This leaves only the third method, that of
influence, and there is little doubt that this
is the best means for putting the right man
in the right place. The surest guarantee
of the success of this method lies in .the
fact that if a Minister of the Crown uses
his influence to find a place for a friend
and that friend turns out to be a failure,
then the Minister will suffer in prestige,
for . he • will stand convicted either cf a
corrupt- intention or of incompetence to
judge men; either of which would be fatal
to his own reputation. The proof of the
wisdom of this method is demonstrated by
the fact that Ministers come and Ministers
go, but permanent officials go on forever.
Of course, all this has reference only to
Government positions in which there is real
work to be clone. It would be disgraceful,
and'indeed, an unheard of thing for a Minister to put his friends into sinecures. But
even that can hardly be avoided except by
abolishing sinecures. It is impossible to
havc a competitive examination to discover
which man is best fitted to do nothing at all
except draw a salary, and in any event
everyone knows that there are no such positions vacant in the Colonies. So perhaps,
this branch of the subject is devoid of interest or application except for the lineal
descendants of those civil servants in the
Heme offices whose ancestors have gone
clown on the pages of history as "sharpeners
of quill pens." '
STREET-WIDENING MANIA—The
project to widen Pandora Street from
the Gore to the water-front to a
width of 280 feet is surely one of the
maddest projects ever entertained by a sane
public official. If it is a serious proposition
it is probable that the only effect will be
to check other similar schemes of a more
modest character, which might be of public
utility. There are many better ways in
which the Mayor could immortalise his
memory than by advocating a project which
would cost millions to execute and which
would sacrifice an enormous area of valuable frontage without securing any practical advantage other than to establish what
would probably be the widest thoroughfare
and certainly the widest business street in
the world. If Victorians think that such
a piece of advertisement is worth the price,
then by all means, spend the money, but do
it as an advertisement and not under the
pretext that it is in any sense of the term a
public improvement. Apart from this, however, The Week would respectfully suggest
that the time has arrived to consider the
magnitude of the civic expenditures on improvement work.    It is not criticising the
very admirable scheme. for street paving
ancl sidewalk building; no doubt this will
contribute more than anything to the
beautifying and popularising of our city,
but the other side of the ledger should not
be forgotten, and it really does look as if
the Mayor has been bitten by the bug of
extravagance when he coolly proposes an
expenditure of additional millions to convert one business street in the centre of
the city into a miniature Champs Elysee.
A FAITHFUL SERVANT-Just on
going to press The Week learns of
the death of Superintendent Hussey, head of the Provincial Police. Mr.
Hussey has been in ill-health for several
years and during the last two months has
been almost entierly laid aside. His illness
was so serious that it was hardly expected
he would recover; still his death will come
as a great shock to many thousands of
people throughout British Columbia. It is
impossible to do justice to the long ancl
honourable career of Superintendent Hussey in a brief obituary notice. His official
connection with the Province extends over
many years; in fact, he may be said to have
devoted practically the whole of his life to
the maintenance of law and order within
its borders. It is admitted by those most
competent to judge that Superintendent
Hussey was an extremely capable and
astute officer. His name has long been a
synonym for integrity and square dealing,
ancl among the Indians especially his reputation stood so high that he had more influence with them than any other man in
public; life. He will be sadly missed ancl
while the old order of things with which
his memory is most intimately associated
is rapidly passing, it will be long before his
illustrious services and honoured name will
be forgotten in British Columbia.
interested in such a case, and they
themselves to comment upon such
in a manner which is calculated t<
judice, if not to mislead public o;
If this kind of thing spreads the
results will be to substitute a new
tribunal for the courts, which wor
distinctly not "pro bono publico."
paragraph has reference to recent
vourable comments on a man who
mately   associated   with   a   local
celebre"  and who,  according to
canons   of  justice   and   British
should be accounted innocent until
proved guilty.   Even if he is an "ali
has probably heard that under the
flag he would receive fair treatme
would be a pity if the daily press wi
sponsible   for   destroying   this   ch*
belief.
fal
SUB  JUDICE—Most.-newspapers  respect that wise provision of the ethics
of journalism which regards a case
"sub judice" as exempt from comment.   All
papers, however, do not consider that the
obligation extends to persons who may be
OBITUARY—The Week extenj
cere condolences to the famil
the late Mr. Thomas Earle ai|
G.   M.   Heinekey   in   the   time  of
bereavement.   Mr, Earle was one
oldest ancl most respected of Victorl
zens.    He passed away full of yeal
honours, having rendered valuable ]
service and attained a high reputatio
Member of Parliament and a public-s|
citizen.   He had many friends who
him and his demise will be widely rej
throughout the Province.    Mr. Ha
was not as well known, having sor
recently come out from England and]
here with his family, but he had
Victoria long enough to show that
a man of public spirit, of profound
tion to the Empire and of broad li
sympathies.   He was one of the firs!
bers of the Over-Seas Club and onel
most active members of the local con
By  the passing of  Mr. Earle at}
Heinekey Victoria loses two good
not however without the comfortingl
tion that thein families will contiti
work to which they laid their handsl
This is the Season for Motoring
30 H. P., 4 door, 5 Passenger Touring Car.    Fully equipped, F. 0. B. Victoria, $3,000.    (J. E. Musgrave, Local Manager, at the wheel.
D. S. Basche, Sales Manager, in the tonneau.)
We Invite Your Attention to the White Touring Car]
Noted for being a most pleasant car to operate.   Built along lines that afford plenty of room, an advantage which is secured without sacrificing beauty.   The owners of.jTHE
WHITE CAR enjoy the distinction of driving one of the most attractive cars on the market, upholstered in a manner which cannot be excelled for comfort or appearance.
THE WHITE is complete in every detail and combines economy with comfort and beauty.   Ask for Demonstration.
1218 Wharf Street
The White Garage
Phone 2908
Victoria, B. C.

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