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 For Prize Limerick
Competition, see
Page 8
The Week
A Britisli -Solambla Newspaper and Review.
Published at Victoria. B. 6.
Hall & Walker
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St. Telephone 83
Vol. IX.   No. 52
Ninth Year
Ninth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
inst. an  editorial appeared  in The
Week under the heading of "Bogus
I Townsites."   It referred to an unfortunate
I conflict then being carried on in the advertising columns of the Vancouver daily press
[between the representatives of two rival
I townsites in the vicinity of Hazelton. The
iWeek strongly deprecated a condition of
[affairs which had previously arisen, especially in connection with the Fort George
[townsite and which occasioned much loss
Ito investors and not a little heart-burning.
[Any statements made in the editorial in
[question were made solely in the public
(interest and without any "arriere pensee,"
■political or otherwise.   At the time of writ-
ling, every scrap of information open to the
[public and to the press pointed to South
[Hazelton as the official townsite. As pointed
lout in the editorial this selection had been
(confirmed in writing by Mr. G U. Ryley,
jthe G. T. P. Land Commissioner, and further, an advertisement was running in the
papers on the authority of the G. T. P.
and the British Columbia Government, announcing an auction sale of lots at South
lazelton on Lot 851.   Such sale took place
ind a number of lots were purchased on
|the strength of the above representations.
Reeling justified on the above facts in regarding South Hazelton as the official and
genuine townsite, The Week did not hesitate to stigmatise New Hazelton on Lot
B82 as a "bogus townsite."   In using this
term it was not intended to convey the
Impression   that   no   townsite   whatever
vould be located on Lot 882, but simply
Ihat it was not the official, chief townsite
contemplated by the Railway Company and
jhe Government.   Under precisely similar
pircumstances a townsite adjoining the city
)f Nelson, which disputed the supremacy
jf place with that city twenty years ago,
[was named "Bogus town," ancl has been so
penominated  and known  ever  since, the
name being used in the press and in official documents.    Since the appearance of
lhe   editorial   in   question,   however,   the
l'nigger in the fence" has been disclosed,
laid nigger being the head officials of the
h. T. P.   These men have been guilty of
londuct in connection with the New Hazel-
jn townsite, which has called down upon
liem   the   most   condemnatory   criticism
rom Mr. Maybee, the Chairman of the
Railway Commission,   who   declared that
lhey had been guilty of conduct which
Jfould have landed a private individual in
lhe Penitentiary, and further that they had
deliberately intended to deprive Mr. Kelly
Jif rights which had been accorded to him
In Lot 882.   The Commissioner wound up
ly declaring that the G. T. P. must carry
nut their original agreement with Mr. Kelly
Ind must establish their location on Lot
_B82  at   New   Hazelton.    The   Week has
(lever had a very high opinion of the officials of the G. T. P., as its readers well
know, but it never thought quite so badly
If them as to imagine that after giving
\iv.  Kelly  an  official  letter  guaranteeing
station on Lot 882, they would repudiate
lie agreement and even go so far as to
Innounce 851 as the official townsite for
Jhe station.    Further, The Week ventures
lo think that no one could 'reasonably be
Ixpected to anticipate such crooked dealing.    If the facts as now disclosed had
Jieen in possession of The Week on December 2nd, it would have applied precisely the same terms to characterize the
Kouth   Hazelton . townsite  as  it  used  in
[peaking of the New Hazelton.   There was
nothing personal in the criticism ancl the
name of Mr. Kelly was only mentioned incidentally as the owner of Lot 882, and
liny blame which The Week sought to attach  to  individuals,  it   placed  upon  the
leal estate firm in whose name the advertising appeared, ancl who, in the light of subsequent events and the amazing duplicity
of the G. T. P., must now be exonerated
from any blame in the matter. It is to be
hoped that in future some authority will be
exerted to prevent this repeated and disastrous conflict of interests, which is as discrediting to the Province as it is disappointing and discouraging to investors.
THE MAYORALTY—The municipal
campaign has commenced, and
many people will be glad that however hotly the fight may be contested, it will
be a short one. This circumstance will
concentrate attention upon the more important issues, and should be conducive to the
election of the best man. At the present
moment the Mayoralty contest overshadows all others in importance and interest. There is never any lack of issues
when Mr. Morley is in the field, but this
year the issues are bigger and more vital
to the welfare of the city than ever before. In saying this, The Week does not
overlook the fact that at a recent municipal
election the ratepayers ended a long drawn
out controversy on the respective merits of
Sooke Lake and Goldstream as the future
source of water supply. But although the
matter looked to be settled, the fact that
at the forthcoming electioi; the ratepayers
will once more have to vote the necessary
expenditure to give effect to their former
decision, the matter cannot yet be regarded
as finally disposed of. It is conceivable
that in the light of subsequent events the
money by-law may not pass. The attitude
of Mr. J. L. Beckwith, whom The Week
heartily supports, is that the determination
of a water scheme is a matter for the ratepayers ancl it is the duty of any Mayor
to give effect to their expressed wishes.
He is prepared to do so in the heartiest
manner, and if they vote the money required he will make it his business to see
that it is expended as rapidly as possible
in accordance with the ternis of the contract provisionally entered into. There will
be no delay nor will there be any lack of
heartiness or thoroughness in Mr. Beck-
with's action in this matter. The most important subject to claim the attention of
the incoming Council will be that of civic
expenditures on public works. There is in
many quarters a growing feeling of uneasiness at the amount of public money being spent and not a little dissatisfaction at
the character of some of the work. To
criticise is not to protest against wise and
necessary expenditure. Everyone realises
that this is Victoria's growing time ancl
that the city has future possibilities of
which perhaps the most sanguine among
us have but an inadequate conception. But
the very fact that the city is developing
so rapidly ancl that large sums of money
will be required to be spent is an additional
reason why it should be handled judiciously. There is in many minds a doubt
whether in the matter of outlay Mayor
Morley's zeal has not outrun his discretion, ancl since he has been bitten by the
Civic Centre Bug it is impossible to tell
what limits, if any, he would assign for
the carrying out of his ideas. Without
any disrespect be it said that Mayor Morley's past record as a financier does not
inspire confidence, and no business man
would entrust him with the direction of
his financial affairs. Unless a check is imposed, the city will find itself burdened
with a heavy debt for public works which
are in no sense of the word either necessary or urgent; while others of a more
prosaic character, which are pressing, will
have to bc indefinitely postponed. Air.
Beckwith's stand on this matter is one of
caution ancl economy with efficiency. As
to the character of the work and material
for which the city is paying such large
sums, Mr. Beckwith is among those who
think that closer ancl more competent inspection is necessary.   The onus of inspec
tion does not rest on contractors, neither
are they altogether to blame if lax inspection results in inferior workmanship. The
duty of appointing a sufficient number of
competent inspectors rests on the civic authorities. There are few people who believe
that the present officers have fully discharged their duty in this respect. Mr.
Beckwith will make it a point to remedy
any deficiency which exists, always acting
through the head of the Department. Perhaps, however, the most important, or at
any rate almost the most important, plank
in Mr. Beckwith's platform is the systematic arrangement of the Mayor's work, so
that he may be in touch with all his Departments and yet in no way interfere with
the various executive heads. It is notorious that Mayor Morley tries to run everything himself. He interferes with the work
of the permanent officials in all the Departments, and, not content with assuming
the duty of a Chief Officer, he has at times
gone so far as to usurp the functions of the
Council. This condition of continual restlessness and fidgetting has been productive
of great friction and unpleasantness, which
are absolutely inimical to goocl civic administration. The first duty of the incoming
Mayor must be to adjust himself.to the
principles of constitutional government and
to bring about that amicable working of all
Departments without which it is impossible
to have efficient, economical management.
This is the back-bone of Mr. Beckwith's
policy and those who have known him for
many years believe that he possesses the
1 necessary characteristics to enable him to
effect what is temperamentally impossible
for Mr. Morley. For the foregoing, among
many reasons, The Week is supporting the
candidature of Mr. J. L. Beckwith. He is
a respected citizen, a successful business
man and a long-time resident. He is not
without civic experience, having served for
five years with the Council. He has no axe
to grind and he represents no faddists. He
may be counted on to support every law
ancl every measure designed to protect the
citizens ancl to advance their interests.
REDISTRIBUTION — Perhaps after
all it may be as well for the Provincial Government to postpone any
Redistribution Bill, now that the Vancouver
press has shown its hand. That is always
assuming that the press, in this instance
"The Vancouver World," in any way reflects the opinion of the people of the Terminal City. In an editorial in that paper
altogether too high a compliment was paid
to The Week, when it was assumed that it
had been made the repository of State secrets in connection with the forthcoming
session of the Provincial Legislature. The
fact of the matter is that the rapid growth
of the Province in certain localities necessitates the providing of more direct representation. The principal centres affected
by this condition are in the Skeena District, eastward to Prince Rupert, in the District of Fort George, in the Nicola and in
some of the suburbs of Vancouver. That
there will be some provision to cover this
legitimate demand may be taken for granted, but it is entirely out of the question,
entirely unprecedented and would bc entirely unfair to readjust all the constituencies
on the basis of the recent Dominion census.
No one knows better than the writer in
"The World" that the basis of representation in Provincial Legisaltures is not the
same as in the Dominion Parliament, and
further that in proposing that Vancouver
should increase its representation to at least
eleven with a possible fourteen, it is advocating a large increase in the total membership of the House, a policy directly opposed
to the method and principle of redistribution in the Federal Parliament. A total
membership of forty-two, or thereabouts,
is surely an adequate representation for a
Province which contains only 400,000 people No other Province in the Dominion
has so large a per capita representation,
ancl it is not likely that any Government
will materially alter the present total until
the population is considerably increased.
Accepting this as a baspl principle, one
would like to ask the "Vancouver World"
where it would begin its policy of disen-
franchisement in order to increase the representation of Vancouver and suburbs to
fourteen. It would have to lop off nine
members from other quarters of the Province, and it would be interesting to know
where it would begin, or rather how it
would proceed after having deprived Victoria of at least one and possibly two, a
matter about which the people of the Capital
City would surely have something to say.
It appears to The Week that in the matter
of Redistribution the writer in "The World"
is a bit of an iconoclast, and has-yet to
learn that in the curtailment of legitimate
privileges the other fellow has to be considered. The Week has no hesitation in
accepting the suggestion of "The World"
to go on record as insisting that Vancouver
should receive all that is legitimately coming to her, but not on the basis of representation by population. Most people outside the Terminal City are of opinion that
it already gets quite all that it is legitimately entitled to.
Officer of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is to
be congratulated on the thoroughness with
which he is doing his work, and especially
upon the successful outcome of the Court
proceedings against Mr. Thompson of
Grant Street, who was fined $25.00 by
Acting-Magistrate Prior for beating his
horse over the head. Mr. Thompson is
a man of some position ancl means, who
should have been ashamed of the conduct
which was conclusively proved against him.
The remarks of the Magistrate were very
timely; whatever occasion there may be for
using a whip upon a horse under certain
circumtasnees, there can be no excuse whatever ancl no circumstance under which it
is permissible to beat him on the head and
face. Thanks to the energy of Mr. Russell,
the agent of the Society, the ill-treatment
of dumb animals has been reduced to a
minimum in Victoria, and he and his assistants deserve the strongest possible support
in their humane and praiseworthy efforts.
COAL AS FUEL—The subject of
fuel is one of interest to every community, and in Victoria it has occasioned a great deal of discussion. There
are few peeple who do not think that $7,50
a ton is a high price and when they figure
out the cost of production and transportation and make a liberal allowance for local
expenses, they are still unable to account
for $7.50, believing that the price is at
least a dollar, if not a dollar ancl a half
higher than it should be. In considering
the matter there are economic features
which are not usually taken into account;
indeed, economy is not by any means a
marked feature of new, rich countries, prolific in natural resources which can be profitably exploited. It is only later on, when
the pinch comes, that people begin to talk
about economy. When one remembers that
according to the highest English authorities,
not more than ten per cent of the potential
energy of coal is utilised in open fire-places
and not more than twenty-live per cent in
stoves and furnaces, it is easy to see how
far the consumer is from any considerations of economy. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1911
Another New Year is here and, in
order to follow precedent, it is up to
me to say a few words of New Year
cheer. But there is something so very
hackneyed about "A Happy New
Year"; it means so very little and is
taken to mean less. It is all very
well for me to say nice things to you
through the medium of this column,
but what do I really care? What do
you really care? We might both be
dead and neither of us would be any
the more miserable. However, the
beginning of the year does mark a
change. In one sense every day is
the beginning of a year, but January
ist stands for something more than
that. It is, as it were, the beginning
of an era and all of us make good
resolutions, a vain proceeding which
helps the Satanic halls out quite a lot.'
Perhaps, however, the making of
good resolutions is a good practice.
Tf it is better to have loved and lost
than never to have loved at all, and
the poet assures us that this is so,
perhaps it is better to have resolved
and failed, than never to have resolved at all.
* *   *
This is all beside the point. I am
trying to write a New Year's message
to my readers, and I keep on getting
"side-tracked." Now what do you
want for the New Year? If it is anything which 1 can help you to get,
pray command me (sounds like
Thackeray, doesn't it?) .But don't-you
agree with me that the casual expression of good wishes on the street is
an awful lot of nonsense? We always wish everybody a good time; a
man must be a curmudgeon who refuses to do so, but at the same time
we don't mean half we say. "An unfair criticism on human nature," I
hear you say. Maybe but, Sir or
Madam, examine your own conscience. Have all your wishes been
sincere? Is there nobody whom you
secretly dislike, but whom you met
this week with a cheerful smile and
wished all kinds of good things which
you really hoped would not eventuate? Now then, how am I, the
Lounger, after this plain expression
of opinion on New Year's Day, going to get out of the hole and do my
duty? Readers, it is easy. It is only
necessary to get a nice bunch of
merry-faced readers like you are, and
then everything solves itself. You
know that I want you to have a good
New Year. 1 know that you know,
and so on indefinitely. Well, that
closes the New Year incident. A
happy one to all of you.
* *   *
I am sorry to say that an unpleasant incident was reported to me as a
result of the football game ou Christmas Day. My informant is a man of
tried and proved integrity; he is a
married man, and he has children.
He says that on Monday, when thc
football game was over, a squad of
players entered the car at Oak Bay,
accompanied by a bunch of their supporters. It appears that they made
themselves objectionable to all the
other occupants of the car. They persisted in smoking, and when courteously requested by the conductor to
"move forward," they refused. Now
I did not see this happen with my
own eyes, but, as I have said above,
my informant is a reliable person. It
seems a thousand pities that "football" in Victoria should associate itself with "rowdyism." Of course
Christmas week can excuse "lots," but
I do most sincerely hope that a similar incident will  not be reported to
me again.
* *    *
I think that we all ought to spare
one little minute in blessing the post-
office officials. It is true that some
of thc mail has been delayed, but
that has nothing to do with our
people. Post-master Shakespeare and
his very capable staff have tackled
a phenomenal Christmas with wonderful   results.    "The   Lounger"   has
been receiving Old Country mail regularly, and so he does know what
he is talking about. We need a new
post office and we need a bigger and
better paid staff. We all know that,
and we know that we are going to
get it. At the same time, we ought
not to forget that the present officials
on Government Street have been
working hand-over-fist to let us have
our Christmas mail and I, for one,
say "Thank-you."
* *   *
Now about motor-cars. 1 know
lots of people who are interested in
the business; I know lots of people
who own cars. All this makes it
harder for me to write about the way
in which these several people abuse
their rights. They do abuse them.
Residents in the neighbourhood -of
Beacon Hill are continually complaining to me of the noise and racket
which the thoughtless motorist
puts up in that vicinity. Quadra
Street towards the North end is also
suffering from an epidemic of inconsiderate "motorism." It would be
so easy for these men who drive
cars to realise that their friends and
neighbours sometimes want to sleep.
I don't know much about the internal
economics of a car, but I do know
that when I take a drive in one, the
driver can make the thing noisy or
otherwise. I want the readers of The
Week to make their car "otherwise."
* *   *
What an excellent showing the
Australian boys have made. Can Canada do the same? Of course she
can! She has the boys, all right, but
the question is, "Will they turn up?"
Can we send round the world such
an excellent aggregation of youth as
Australia has done? Yes, we can!
Will we do it? Ay, there's the rub!
From an eight years' experience ir
Canada I say that we will not. vve
have not got "the guts."   A vulgar
expression, but very expressive. Our
boys are too keen on making money
in their youth to care about touring
the world in Imperial interests. But
we are a good country, and when the
time comes, we shall probably show
the world that "deeds" and not
"words" are the things that count.
Still I should like to see a team leaving with the blessing of the
There was recently presented to a newly-
married young woman such a unique domestic
proposition that she felt called upon to seek
expert advice from another woman whom she
knew to possess considerable talent in the
cooking line.
"Mrs. Jones," said the first mentioned
young woman as she breathlessly entered the
apartment of the latter, "I'm sorry to trouble
you,  but  I  must  have  your advice."
"What  is  the  trouble, my  dear?"
"Why, I've just had a 'phone message
from Harry saying that he is going out
this afternoon to shoot clay pigeons. Now,
he's bound to bring a lot home, and I haven't
the remotest idea how to cook them. Won't
you please tell me?"
"I hear they have a family skeleton."
she  was in  thc  surf this morning."
District of Sayward
TAKK notice that Frank H. Sager of Victoria, occupation labourer, intends tq apply
for permission to purchase the following descrilied lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the north-east coiner of Section 33, oh
Gorge Harbour, Cortes Island, Sayward District, .13. C, t thence 40 cliains south;
tbence 40 cliains west; thence 40 chains
north; thence 40 chains east to point of
commencement, containing 160 acres, more
or  less.
Dated   6th   December,   1911.
dec. 30 mch 2
Save Money on
Your Xmas Gifts
Two Minatures  made  Free  with
every locket.     Full line of Watches)
Chains, Diamonds, etc.    Gold Nugget Jewelry a specialty.
H. Greensfelder, Jeweler
547 Johnson Street
The British Columbia Old Country
Public School Boys' Association
President—E. E. Pooley (Bedford Grammar School)
Hon. Secretary—A. R. Sherwood (Dulwich Coll.), Northern Crown Bank Bldg.
P. O. Box 812, Victoria,
Dec.   29th,   ign.
The Annual Dinner will be held in Victoria on Saturday, 13th
January, 1912, at the Empress Hotel at 7.30 p.m.
Tickets, $2.50, can be had from any member of the Council or
from the Secretary.
An adjourned General Meeting will be held at the Board of
Trade Rooms, Bastion Street, on January ISth, 1912. at 5 p.m.
C. E* Pooley (Bedford Grammar School)
E* G.  Prior  (Leeds Grammar School)
Clive  Phillips-Wolley   (Kossall  School)
W. E. Scott (Gigglcswick School)
H. A. Bromley  ( Eton College)
B.  H. Tyrwhitt   Drake  (Charterhouse)
M. Cane (Eton College)
R, II. Pooley (llradlield College)
W. Blakemore (Wolverhampton School)
A. W.  lones  (The  Edinburgh Academv)
G. A. Kirk (H.M.S.  Britannia)
Dr. E. Hasell (Harrow School)
J. J. Shallcross (Reading School)
G. Sheldon-Williams (St. Paul's School)
H. Sheridan Bickers  (Malvern College)
findley Crease (Haileybury College)
C. St.  Barhc (Sherborne School)
Col. J. Eardley-Wilmot  (Wellington  College)
Intending members are requested to communicate with A, R.
Sherwood, Northern Crown Bank Building, Victoria, B.C.
It's Hard to Teach an Old
Dog New Tricks
And the man who has been drinking Lemp's Beer
can never learn to drink any other brand, because he
would miss the delicious flavor, that pure malt and
hops give to this beer, as well as the delightful
sparkle ancl invigorating qualities that make it such
a favorite. Order a supply from your dealer, you,
your friends and guests will say it is the best beer
they ever tasted. Drink Lemp's at your hotel, club,
cafe, or bar.
Wholesale Agents for B. C.
Victoria Vancouver Nelson
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Purveyors to H. M. King George the V and the Royal Household.
Distillers of the popular
"Black & White" Scotch Whisky
Unsurpassed in Purity, Age and Flavor
All Dealers
The "Horn of
There's one big reason above all others why your Wines and Spirits should be
bought at this store. Our qualities are THE BEST, our assortment thc LARGEST,
our prices the FAIREST. We have a particularly fine lot of Port Wines; you are
sure to want some for the New Year. Try our old Californian Port, a sp'cndid
wine, aud only 50c per bottle.
Bailey's  Superior  Spanish  Port,  per bottle    $1.00
Bailey's Extra Superior Spanish Port, per bottle $1.25
Bailey's Very Old Spanish Port, per bottle  $1.50
Cockbum's Fine Ports, per bottle $1.75, »i-5<> and $1.25
Fine Old Oporto Port, per bottle  75c
Native Port, per bottle, 35c, three bottles for $1.00
Port Wines on Draught, per gallon $7.50, $6.00, $5.00, $4.50, $3.50. $■*.*■ * ^nd $1.2;,
H. 0. Kirkham & Co., Ltd.
741, 743, 745 Fort Street
Grocery Store Butcher Shop Liquor Store
Tels. 178, 179 Tel. 2678 Tel. 2677
Hotel Westholme
Hear Miss Thurston, Mrs. Nina Martin Thatcher and Miss Harris in the Latest, Up-
to-Date Vocal Selections.
"Get the Habit—Everybody Goes There"
4000 well cultivated, repeatedly transplanted Tree!
to choose from, large and small, some varigateif
leaved, many full of fine, red berries.
Plant Hollies for Ornament & Profit
Layritz Nurseries
Carey Road
Victoria, B. Cl I
Seven Days   Jan.   1
Madame Sherry  Jan. 2
De Pachmann (under the auspices of the
Victoria Ladies' Musical Club)... .Jan. 3
Kinemacolor Pictures   Jan. 4, 5, 6
University of California Glee Club Jan. 8
Robert Hilliard in "A Fool There Was"
..'    Jan.   11
Kinemacolor Pictures Jan. 12, 13
Anna Held    Jan.  19
The Private  Secretary    Jan.  20
Forbes Robertson    Jan. 22, 23
The Girl of the Golden West Jan. 26
The Barrier   Jan. 29
There   can   be   no   possible   doubt
I about it;  Kinemacolor has a most deservedly world-wide repute.   The pictures shown at the Victoria Theatre
I this week were excellent, those show-
bunch   showing   on  the   screen  this
The Crystal Theatre
The writer tried hard to get a seat
on Wednesday night, "Amateur
Night." but the crowd was too dense;
all of whicii goes to show that the
management of "The Crystal" knew
what they were about when they inaugurated this popular programme.
Seven Days
Usually a quarantine is to check an
epidemic. One quarantine has caused
an epidemic. This quarantine is in
"Seven Days" and it has caused an
epidemic of laughter. Nobody would
wish to escape it. On the contrary,
everybody is eager to be exposed to
it, and to catch the fit of laughter that
is a sure cure for all the ills in the
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Jean Patrlquin In America's Greatest Success' Seven Days," Victoria Theatre, Monday, Jan. I
|ng the Investiture of the Prince of
/ales being above all criticism.
fKitiemacolor" shows pictures in the
natural hues and it is necessary for
line to see the pictures in order to
liave any idea of the beauty which
|hey present.
The Empress Theatre
There is but one really good turn
It "The Empress" tllis week, and that
k the item contributed by Walton &
Lester. These two gifted actors make
lou laugh all right and their fun is
llean ancl wholesome. The rest of
lie bill at "The Empress" is hardly
lp to Christmas standard but we are
|ssured that a "crackerjack" New
fear's Bill is in prospect.
The Majestic Theatre
The Majestic has been arising to
Jhe occasion ever since Christmas was
first breathed this year. There always
Ire crowds outside its hospitable
Boors; this week there have been
lather  more crowds.
Romano's Theatre
"A big Christmas," said the manager, as 1 walked in the other night.
■\nd to tell the truth one wondered
Ivhere all the people had come from.
jRomano's" have not been showing
liny films particularly applicable to
Christmas, but they have had a fine
world proceeding from gloom, depression, grouches or drooping spirits.
Speaking of spirits, there are two
kinds in "Seven Days" that raise all
manner of fun. One is a ghost, or is
thought to be. It's a male ghost, as
proved by its theft of suspenders. A
female ghost would have no use for
suspenders. The other spirit is in a
cocktail. One sip of it and a young
woman "sees things." To be sure it
is a pretty strong cocktail though her
husband made it, and she'd had no
luncheon, which rendered here the
more susceptible to its influence, and
only the day before a medium had
assured her she had phychic power
and could developed a control, from
all of which she conjured up the
ghostly spirit, which really was no
spirit at all, but a burglar. For the
entire week the quarantine lasts in
"Seven Days" the spirits increase the
perplexities the fashionable New
Yorkers who are shut up in the house
with them, while they drive a policeman to pursuit from basement to roof
and back again. Discomforts of quarantine are increased by vaccination.
The men bare their arms to the vivis:
the women—, well, they get to limping. The vaccination "takes" when
Ihe quarantined party get the house
attractively fitted up with a roof garden, and they have had clothing
brought in  from  outside.
Messrs. Wagenhals & Kemper are
sending this company here with thc
cast that made the record of a third
year on Broadway. It comes direct
from the Astor Theatre in New
York where at the beginning of the
season it reached a third year. The
complete New York cast and production Will be seen here in the funniest
play the American stage has known
in years. "Seven Days" will be at
Victoria Theatre January ist, New
Year matinee and night.
Madame Sherry
This morning at 1 o'clock seats will
go on sale at the box office of the
Victoria Theatre for the engagement
of "Madame Sherry," the phenomenally successful musical comedy which
will appear here for one night, January 2nd. That th? attendance during the engagement of 'Madame
Sherry" in this city will relatively
equal that of Chicago, where the
piece ran through the heat of the
summer, and that of New York,
where the spacious New Amsterdam
Theatre was inadequate to hold the
crowds, is almost certain from the
number of mail orders that have been
received from people who are anxious
to enjoy this delightful French vaude-
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The Crystal Theatre
Broad Street
The Largest, Best Furnished and Most
Comfortable Picture Thbatre
in the City
Watch Jor Constant Improvements in Appointments and Service.
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Western     Plays,     Thrilling
Splendid Modern Dramas
Pictures    changed    Monday,
Wednesday, Friday
We Cater to Ladies and
Continued Performance
1 to 11 p.m.
Victoria Theatre
Victoria Ladies'
Musical Club
de Pachmann
the world-famous
on Wednesday
Jan. 3rd.
Seats $3.00, $2.00, $1.50, $1.00
Box office opens for Season Ticket holders Saturday, Dec. 30th.
Box office opens for general
public Mon., Jan. lst, 10 a. m.
Road Show No. 2
The Hit of Hits
The Chesterfield of Minstrelsy
The Peer of Acrobatic Sensations
A  Trio   of   Foreign   Musical   Misses
Offering Tuneful Melodies and
Artistic Dances
The Daring Modern Equilibrist
ln Unusual Balancing Exploits
In Songs and Difficult Dancing Steps
Victoria Theatre
The Bijou
One of the largest Picture Theatres in Western Canada. The House
has been thoroughly remodelled with sitting capacity increased to 700
seats. The Bijou is the first theatre opened with a 5c admission,
giving a show equal to any of the ioc shows in town. Our daily
performance consists of 4,000 ft. of film (4 reels), illustrated song and
a 3-pieced orchestra. We are running 24 reels weekly, almost everything that is produced. REMEMBER, we change our program
each and every day and admission only 5c.
Watch for our Next Sensation
Johnson Street
Victoria, B. C,
Wagenhals & Kemper Co. present the
Play that has swept the Continent
with a Hurricane of Laughter
7 Days
Greatest Comedy Hit in 20 Years
Matinee,   2.30—Prices   25c   to   $1.00.
Night, 8.30—Prices 50c to $1.50.
Seats now Selling.
Victoria Theatre
Special Return of
Prices, $2 to 50c.   Seats now on Sale. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1911
The Week
A   Provincial   Newspaper   and   Revi-w
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published  at   1208  Government   St.,
Victoria, B. C,  Canada
Sir. James Douglas
K.C. B.
The Early History of Vancouver
Written Specially for the Week
ty Gilbert Malcolm Sproat
3" 8
The Bill for thc new Mainland
Colony was introduced into the British House of Commons, the lirst week
in July, 1858, with the name "New
Caledonia," which was changed to
"British Columbia" before the Act
passed, 2nd August, 1858. Later, in
1863, an amending Act extended the
Colonial area, northward. Provision
was made, in the original Act, for
uniting the two colonies, in the future, if the Islanders should desire
it. Needless here to recite the conventional phraseology, giving powers
to the Sovereign in Council, as to the
new colony. Under the British system, the grant of institutions to a
colony (not coming under some general law) is, largely, a question of
expediency. The first step, as I have
said, is the "Crown Colony," then,
going on, gradually, the next advance
is to add to the official element of
the Governor's Council, a non-official
element, probably, in the first instance, nominated, this followed, in
due course, by the substitution of a
proportional, or complete elective element, and so, after some experience
of elective representative institutions,
the era of full self-government is
reached. The latter means the system, under which, not only legislation, but the existence of the Execu
tive, is based upon thc consent of a
majority in the Legislature. The
system, as it is understood in the
Homeland and self-governing colonies, implies, and involves in practice, party government, that is, the
control of administration and legislation by the political leaders of the
party which has a majority in the
Legislature. Owing to the nature of
their Second Chambers, neither the
United Kingdom, nor the Dominion
of Canada, has full self-government,
I mention the above here, to avoid
personal criticism of old friends, in
the young towns of Victoria and
New Westminster, who, not recognising tliat the establishment of elective
representative institutions must precede, by some interval, the concession of full self-government, demanded the latter system (involving
government by party) at or before
the birth of such institutions. The
process being educative, it is not
easy, I admit, to judge of the general
fitness of a population at ary stage,
or to estimate, duly, the demands of
a section, but, in the present case,
certain outstanding facts assist our
' retrospective judgment. There were
few settlers on thc mainland, the bulk
of the population, outside of Cariboo,
being migratory miners, interested
only in such simple administration
as would suit their occupation. As
to the Island, who could have predicted that thc people, after ten
years' experience of representative
government, would sacrifice it, and
*.)/>in the mainlanders as Crown Col
■Vn.y recruits? Was the Home Government blameworthy, for having
taken the people at their own estimate, and used them to carry out its
policy of federation and riddance?
But let us return to the narrative.
It is clear that absolute government was required in the early stages
of the mainland colony. The Act allowed this, though providing that the
Queen (meaning, practically, the Colonial Secretary of the , day) might
constitute, or empower, the governor
to constitute, aii appointed, or an
elected,  Council, or Assemblv. as to
Her seemed expedient. Many thousands, as I have said, chiefly foreigners, had crowded suddenly, into British Territory where there was no legitimate, local, authority until the receipt by Douglas, well on in August,
1858, of a Departmental letter from
the Colonial Secretary. Lytton, dated
16 July, 1858, notifying that he would
be appointed Governor of the new
Colony, and, authorising him. meantime, to act as such, pending receipt
of formal powers. In fact, Douglas,
though without any official status on
the mainland, already, had assumed
to act for the Crown, so that the
above letter, though perhaps, of small
legal value, was reassuring, as, also,
was Lytton's later advice with respect
to the proper means of indemnification, for any illegal acts in the premises. It is a little odd to read, now,
in the old State Papers, the indemnifying Proclamations of James
Douglas, the "governor," with respect
to the doings of James Douglas the
"individual"—al!, no doubt, as advised
by the law officers of the Crown, or,
possibly, there may be a short Act of
Parliament on the subject.
Lytton was not a Separatist, nor a
keen Federationist, and he favoured
free government in the new colony,
as soon as that might be practicable,
but his term of office was short, the
Derby Ministry retiring, June 18,
1858. He did not again hold office,
but was made a Peer. I think it was
Lytton who got Douglas his decoration of C. B.
Nine days after the passage of the
British Columbia Act, for some reason not clear to me, Lytton wrote
the following despatch to the Governor-General of Canada (11 August,
1858), who had no special connection
with the  Pacific  seaboard:
"Her Majesty will be advised to
"issue, with the least possible delay,
"a communication to Mr. Douglas,
"now Governor of Vancouver Island,
"authorising him to make laws for
"the new Colony, for the present,
"by Proclamation, but he will be in-
"formed that this unusual power is
"only confided to him to meet the
"very extraordinary circumstances of
"the case, and, that it is the wish,
"and direction , of Her Majesty's
"Government that he proceed, with
"the least possible delay, to the establishment of free institutions."
Then, three days later, in advising
Douglas of the preparation of his
commission and formal powers, Lytton wrote:—"You will be empowered
"both to govern, and legislate, of
"your own authority, but you will dis-
"tinctly understand that this is a
"temporary  measure  only."
Douglas no doubt understood, but
neither he, nor any of his successors,
found it expedient, or were instructed, further, to carry out Lytton's
wishes with respect to free institutions. It is a moot point whether,
had Lytton remained in office, any
greater advance would have been
made in that direction. There was
little change in the colonial circumstances, and the policy of federation
and riddanec was becoming more
popular at home with the Liberal
governments that were in office for
seven years, from the retirement of
the Derby Tory Ministry, June 18,
1859 (in which latter, Lytton was
Colonial Secretary). Three petitions
from New Westminster in i860 and
1863, and one in 1S62, asking for "responsible government" and a resident
governor, addressed to the Palmer-
ston Liberal Government, were not
acknowledged. Another was sent in
October, 1862, by a delegate, the Hon.
Malcolm Cameron, who had come
from the east in search for a governorship—a  futile  errand.
The following, then, was the situation at the Colonial Office: Douglas'
lime would be up at the end of 1863.
Many applicants, chiefly from the
Tropics, were bringing influence on
the office for service out here. Acquiescence in local demands for separate governments would assist patronage, and, if the cost of separate
establishments were made high, probably, in good time, would lead to
complete unconditional union of the
two colonies on the way to federation,
(as soon as the Mid-Canada Hudson's Bay question was settled). This
astute forecast,' I need not say, was
absolutely.realised. . Meanwhile, play-.
ing with the demand for "responsible
government," the Office was willing
to grant a legislative Council on the
Mainland, composed of ten public officials and magistrates, and five, to
be nominated by the Governor, after
election by the people. This of course,
meant, practically, ,10 diminution of
the Governor's po/ver, merely, an
enormous increase m the expense of
government, and tht substitution, for
Douglas, of two administrators from
negroid communities. The then population of the Mainland, I knew generally, well, through business and social experience. 1 represented large
interests at New Westminster, and
its neighbourhood, and was present
at one of the public meetings, in
1862, above mentioned. Many of the
mining population, and those connected with mining, in various ways,
approved the administration of public
business by Douglas, as an accessible,
commonsense man, possessing practically, supreme legislative and executive authority. His place was not
filled, in that respect, by his successors, and the little Colonial Courts
which, naturally, they formed, were
not much to the liking of the general
public. On tiie other hand, however,
it has to be remembered, that the
official, or natural, life, of a valuable
Governor might end at any time, and
that the roots of an absolute system
are prolific, and the upgrowth from
them afterwards, not easily checked.
I will give your readers some
more "pointers" about this early era
of our history, in my next.
Business Outlook in
Impressions of a Tour in the
Mr. R. H. Baird, Managing Proprietor of the Belfast Evening Telegraph, a paper which corresponds in
Ireland to the Montreal Star in Canada, and which has the largest circulation by a considerable margin of
any newspaper in that country, was
one of the party of twelve journalists
who recently visited Canada on a nine
weeks' tour of inspection. In addition to being one of the leading
newspaper men in the kingdom, he
also controls a huge printing concern,
in connection with which some six
hundreds are employed, so that he
brought to bear upon his investigations not only the trained skill of a
journalist of many years' standing,
but that of a business man of ripe
experience ancl discernment. The
Canadian Mail was fortunate in getting a talk with Mr. Baird for a few
minutes, and ascertaining from him
his views upon a number of questions
of importance. Mr. Baird laughingly
observed that he was somewhat reluctant to be interviewed, having regard to some experiences which he
had encountered during his trip. He
stated that what purported to have
been interviews with him had been
presented to the public, though the
fact no such interviews with him had
taken place, and that in other instances views which he had expressed
had been absolutely and entirely distorted, so as to convey an almost
contrary opinion to that which he
had  expressed.
Asked as to a general impression
of thc business outlook in Canada,
Mr. Baird stated he regarded this as
very remarkable. He cited a few
figures which indicated the marvellous era of progress which is opening up for Canada. For the fiscal
year ending March last the aggregate
trade had been over £155,000,000, or
almost double what it was ten years
ago, and more than three times
greater than that of twenty years
ago. The advance in a single year
(1910) was no less than seventeen
millions of money. Judged by the
standard of Customs receipts, these
had increased by two and a half
times in ten years, and now stood
at the sum of 15,000,000 sterling. Bank
assets in ten years had advanced 293
per cent, and the savings of less than
8,000,000 of people in 1910 totalled
£ 188,000,000, which amounted to £25
per head, the highest in the world.
Figures of that kind could not but'
convey, Jie_said,.a..ver.y striking .les-
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son as to the progress that had been
made and was being made.
In railway development there was
a very remarkable activity, and the
grand total of capital so invested was
almost £290,000,000. Two great new
transcontinental railways were being
rushed forward, while lines that had
been single track were now being
doubled, and where unbroken prairie
stood five years ago, there were today towns which, if small as judged
by the English standard, had within
them all those alert, active, and progressive elements that could not but
result in their advancement.
In agriculture the average value
per acre of land had substantially increased as compared with the preceding year, and the acreage that had
been reclaimed from prairie in one
season was three times as great as
the area of Denmark.
The result of the recent General
Election was a splendid augury as to
'the future relations between Canada
and Great Britain. What had happened was the plainest invitation to
British manufacturers and capitalists
to come to the help of Canada and
reap their share of rewards in her
development. The time had more
than come, remarked Mr. Baird. for
British, manufacturers to get into
more immediate contact with the
Canadian market. Half the British
commodities entering Canadian ports
did so free of duty, and very few
were required to pay more than 25
per cent., which gave to British products a preference not enjoyed by
others. He did not see why, in view
of what had happened, there ought
not to be a further discrimination
in favour of the Old Country, and it
would be the fault of Great Britain
if such did not take place. He believed it would be of immense educational value to British merchants
and manufacturers to go out to whatever parts of the Dominion they most
traded with, or proposed to trade
with, and study the local conditions
for themselves. By taking that
course they would be far better able
to judge how to cater for thc market
and in that way develop it. He did
not see why the United Kingdom
should not import into Canada more
than £22,500,000 worth of goods, seeing Canada consumed now something
like £95,000,000 of imports per annum, of which the United States secured £58,500,000, in the face of
maximum tariff duties.
"We saw," said Mr. Baird, "repeated instances of the failure of British manufacturers to appreciate the
peculiarities of the market for which
they were catering, and instances of
their failure to sympathetically respond were again and again seen.
Merchants had, in fact, complained
that because of this they had had to
go to Germany and elsewhere for
their goods, where their desires were
promptly given effect to, and where
they were not met with the cold rejoinder 'This is our way of doing
"A striking feature of the present
year," continued Mr. Baird, "was the
remarkable influx of British capital
to the Dominion, and the number of
visits from well-known financial magnates and business men that had
taken place. The grand total of British  money  now invested  in  Canada
had been officially estimated at
£420,000,000, of which sum no less
than £75,000,000 was invested in
1910. In fact, 81 per cent, of the entire Canadian issues of that year had
been taken up in Britain, and financiers of high eminence had stated that
at least £100,000,000 of British money
would this year be the contribution
from the Mother Country to Canadian investments.
"The Emigration policy of the Department  of the   Interior  had  never
been so    vigorous    as it    now was.
Under the superintendence of Mr. J.
Obed Smith the huge tide of British
emigration that formerly flowed into
the   States   had   now   been   diverted
and was    pouring   instead    into the
Dominion.    He could not, of course,
but regret the fact that such splendid
material  was being lost to the  Old!
Country, but as there seemed, under,
present  conditions,  to  be  a  surplus
population in many of our industrial
centres, and as this population mus'
go somewhere, he naturally preferre
that it should go to one of our ownj
Colonies rather than to that of a riva;
nation, because in the Colonies the>|
were not lost to the Empire.   If popu
lation at the same extraordinary rat*
continued to pour westward, and  i
such a huge golden 'gulf stream' con
tinued to follow it, nothing could ar
rest the progress of Canada, nor pre
vent  her  from  taking  her  place  asi
the   Koh-i-Noor   amongst   our   Col-j
onies.   It was all-important that emi
grants  should  be  perfectly  clear  a:
to where  they were  going and  thej
conditions of life and labour to whicl
they proposed to commit themselvei
before  making the  change.    Just  a
the present moment there were not|
in his opinion, unlimited openings fo
artisans of the skilled type, and ther
was  a  danger  that  workers  of tha
kind should be attracted in unnece.
sary   numbers  by  the   high   rate
wages   prevailing,   and    might   fin
themselves in a foreign country glutl
ting the labour market there in ex|
cess of the prospective demand.   Fo
(Continued on  Page  n)
Books   to   read   during   the
Christmas Holidays:
At The Victoria Book & Stationery Co,, 1004 Government
St., Victoria:—
"My Own Story," by the Ex-
Crown Princess of Saxony,
"The Claw," by Cynthia Stock-
ley.   $1.50.
"The Common Law," by Robert
W. Chambers.   $1.50.
"The Case of Richard Meynell,"
by Mrs. Humphrey Ward.
"The Glory of Clementina," by
William J. Locke.   $1.50.
At The Standard Stationery Co.,
1220 Government Street, Victoria:—
"Adrian Savage," by Lucas Malet.   $1.50.
"The Apple of Happiness," by
Ethel Turner.   $1.50.
"Earth," by Muriel Hine. $1.50.
"The Money Moon," by Jeffrey
Farnol.   $1.50.
"Mother Carey's Chickens," by
Kate Douglas Wiggin. $1.50. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1911
December 20 to 26
December 20—
Cole & Brunt—Pandora St.—Dwelling  $2,200
J. C. Moore—Fifth St.—Dwelling   1,900
N. Berwick & Sons—Quadra St.—Dwelling   475
Jas. Renouf—Gladstone and Stanley Sts.—Store  1,500
A. H. Mitchell—Roseberry St.—Dwelling  1,950
December 21—
E. Tuck—Bay and Graham Sts.—Dwelling   3,000
Jno. Lefevre—Chambers and Moore Sts.—Dwelling  1,950
S. E. Matthews—North Park St.—Dwelling   4,750
December 22—
Jos. Sears—Empress and Bay Sts.—Stable  175
Island Construction Co.—Maddison St.—Dwelling   3,200
Island Construction Co.—Stannard St.—Dwelling    2,450
December 23—
Vernon King—Garbally Road—Factory     2,500
December 26—
D. M. Patterson—Richmond Ave.—Dwelling   4,800
II. H. Hayes & Co.—First St.—Dwelling   1,750
H. H. Hayes & Co.—First St.—Dwelling   1,750
In the midst of a procession of comparatively small Canadian
issues in the London market, there appeared last week one of
£7,000,000 of the Canadian Northern Railway Company in the shape
of VA per cent, debenture stock terminable in fifty years, ancl issued
at 93. The stock is guaranteed by the Dominion Government.
Lazards, the London banking firm, made the offering as underwriters,
ancl cable advices stated that the loan has all been underwritten, the
underwriters having to take 90 per cent. This is the largest Canadian issue made in the London market since 1905 at least, if not
the largest on record. The following table gives our biggest flotations
overseas during the past seven years:—
1905        Company Amount          Security Issued at
Feb. Gr. Tr. Pac. Ry. £3,004,000 4% ster. bonds 99]/2
Mar. Gr. Tr. Pac. Ry. 3,200,000 3% lst. mort. bonds 95
Feb.. Dom. of Canada 3,000,000 3l/2% redeem, stock par
June Dom. of Canada •   5,000,000 ty{% stock par
Oct. Dom. of Canada 5,000,000 3}_% redeem, stock par
Jan. Dom. of Canada 6,000,000 3y4% bonds 99j4
IJuly Dom. of Canada 6,500,000 Z)_% stock %y2
Ijan.    Dom of Canada      4,000,000   3y2% stock 99
|May   Dom. of Canada      5,000,000   3y2f0 stock 99y2
The Canadian Pacific Railway in November, 1909, placed
|£6,000,000 of its ordinary shares with existing shareholders. Since
11905, to date the Canadian Northern Railway has obtained in the
[London market, including last week's large loan, the sum of
|£22,774,709, or over $110,000,000. That company has applied this
|year for four loans as follows:—
1911 Amount Security Issued at
March £358,888 3K>% guar. lst. deb. stock 94 y2
April   1,543,209 5    % convertible deb. stock 98
Nov   1,438,356 4   % guaranteed deb. stock 99
Dec  7,000,000 V/,% guaranteed deb. stock 93
This is a  strenuous borrowing record.    There is a somewhat
apathetic feeling towards Canadian issues in London just now, and
the reception accorded the Canadian Northern's large loan was no
pxception.   There is a disposition in some quarters to regard the
Inarketing of such an immense loan as a blow to Canadian credit.
/hile this may be an extreme view, undoubtedly it will weaken the
bhances for complete success of future Canadian issues during the
|text few months.   Those responsible for thc arrangements may have
figured that it was better to make a bold gallop into the market,
fcbtaining sufficient funds to cover construction and other costs for a
fairly long period in advance.   On the other hand, some will be
Inclined to think that the issue of two loans of £3,500,000 at intervals
Ivould have been less strain on the Canadian market overseas.
The Canadian Northern Railway, which as a transcontinental
toad, is still in the course of construction, is attaining a heavy bonded
Indebtedness. On June 30th, 1911, it had capital stock outstanding
jo the amount of $70,000,000, an increase of $15,000,000 over the
(rear before, ancl $39,250,000 over five years ago. In 1911 the
funded debt totalled $122,047,419, and shows an increase of $26,635,216
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over the preceding year and $82,380,034 over five years before. These
changes are indicated in the following table:—
1911    $70,000,000 $122,047,419
Per mile   20,692 36,077
1910  j  55,000,000 95,412,203
Per mile  17,301 30,013
1909  55,000,000 67,363,479
Per mile  18,251 22,357
1905   '."  30,750,000 23,995,580
Per mile  19,874 15,130
1903   25,750,000 13,971,482
Per mile   20,180 10.956
During the past fiscal year, 400 miles of new track were added to
the system and contracts let for the gaps in the transcontinental line.
The average mileage operated in 1911 was 3,383. When the road is
complete from coast to coast, the mileage will be considerably
lengthened and very remunerative traffic should result.—The Monetary
The past year has been a profitable one for most banks, and the
annual statement of the Bank of Toronto shows that institution has
enjoyed a fair share of the prosperity which has been in evidence
throughout the Dominion.
The net profits for the year amounted to $677,694, which with
$608,050, the premium received on new stock, and $194,777 carried
forward from last year, makes a total of $1,480,791 at the credit of
profit and loss account. This was distributed as follows: Dividends
$455,721, officers' pension fund $15,000, written off bank premises
$100,000, transferred to reserve fund $858,050, and balance carried forward $52,019. The net earnings on the capital were 14.71 per cent,
compared with 14.74 per cent, last year and 14.48. per cent, in 1909.
Although the profits are $88,000 in excess of last year the rate earned
does not show fairly the per cent, rate earned. For instance, last
year tlie bank wrote off bank premises $48,751, while this year the
amount written off is $100,000. The reserve fund is now $1,000,000
in excess of the paid-up capital.
Deposits total $41,126,663, and discounts $40,034,758, while the
assets aggregate $57,067,664.
The statement is an excellent one, and the management is to be
congratulated on the splendid showing.
Telephone 2967
Residence Phone 2026
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Secretary-Treasurer V lClOna, JJ. -O.
Just Arrived
A fine  line  of Ladies' Silk
Waist Patterns, Fancy Silk
Scarfs, Shaws, etc., which
we have marked at
bargain prices.
So Kee & Co.
1029 Cook St. Cor. Cook & Fort
Your Xmas
Have them made
now in SEPIA at
the Skene Lowe
Studio Cor. Yates
and Douglas
Good Illumination
Means Efficiency
Scientific Management consists in cutting out waste — waste
time and waste effort. It isn't a scheme to make men work
harder: it is designed to make hard work easier. Scientific-
illumination enables your operatives to produce more with less
effort. Waste time, inaccuracy, lost motion, nervous strain are
reduced in the shop, mill or factory that is lighted scientifically
By Electricity
Let us advise you.    Our services are free in looking
into your requirements
B. C. Electric Railway Co., Limited
P. O. Box 1580
Light and Power Department
Telephone 1609 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1911
Northern Anthracite Collieries
Sketch Map
Coal Licenses
Bearskin Bay. Q.C.I.
Capital - - $1,500,000
Divided into $1,500,000 Shares, $1.00 each
President    T.  S. Gore, Capitalist
Vice-President  J. C. Keith
Directors A. Scot Innis, A. E. Hepburn, Christian F. J. Galloway
Solicitors  Burns & Walkem
Consulting Engineers  A. E. Hepburn, Christian F. J. Galloway
Chartered Accountants  Kenah & Nesbit, Vancouver and London, Eng.
Secretary  F. H. Hepburn, 317 Winch Building
D. R. Young has contracted for purchase of
two blocks of shares of 100,000 each, and
are being sold by A. E. Kealy for purchaser
The entire proceeds of which are to be
used for development purposes lonly
Latest Information from Queen Charlotte by wireless is to the
effect that the diamond drill is already down over 500 feet
a|nd making fifteen feet each day, in£coal formation,
and is expected to^cut through seam of coal at   any   hour
Stock Now Advanced to 25 cents per share and will surely advance
to 50 cents per share as soon as the COAL SEAM is cut by the drill
Get In Now, Don't Wait until Too Late-Opportunity Only Knocks Once
H. J. HEAL, Victoria, Agent for Arnold E. Kealy, Vancouver, B. C.
I hereby request you to obtain for me shares in thc  NORTHERN  ANTHRACITE   COLLIERIES,  LIMITED,  of  par  value   of  $i.oo
each at the net price to me of 15c per share, and I now hand you the sum of  $ ,  being the  first payment of  five  cents per  share  now  applied
for; the balance I agree to pay as follows: Five cents on each share in thirty days from date hereof; five cents on each share in sixty days from date liereof;
being payment in full, and I hereby agree to accept the said shares or any less number of shares that may be allotted to me, and also pay for same; and I
hereby authorize you to obtain registration of me as the holder of the shares so obtained for me.
This application is made by me subject to  (50,000)  shares being subscribed for and purchased.
A. L KEALY, Office: 506 Pacific Bldg. 744 Hastings SU W., Vancouver
H. J. HEAL, 125 Pemberton Block, Victoria, B. C
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most in request by readers). Next month the amount set aside for
public purposes will be given to the Jubilee Hospital.
Coupon No. 4
We hail Father Christmas today,
Who has always a glorious way,
Of distributing toys,
To  good  little  boys
No. of M. Order	
Forty Dollars in Prizes
In order to stimulate interest in
the Limerick Competitions which
have been running in The Week during the past month, the Editor of
The Week is offering three prizes
which will be awarded in order—1, 2,
3—to the best last line sent in to complete the following Limerick. The
prizes will be of value respectively:
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will be awarded irrespective of the
number of entries, but a P. O. for
50 cents must accompany each
The Editor of The Week regrets
that up to the present the Limerick
Competition, running in this paper, is
not attracting the attention which he
had hoped it would deserve. This
week are published the winners of
the Competition ending December 23.
Attention is drawn to the guaranteed prize which is offered for this
week's Limerick.
First Prize, $2,sb— Mr. Gilbert G.
Fraser, I'.O. Drawer 788:    .
A skeleton sat nn a fence,
Just  to show  that  a  ghost  may  have sense,
But the first passer by
Gave a terrible cry
And thc joy o( the ghost was immense.
Second Prize, $1.10—S. Bruce, R. F.
D., Ko. 3. Victoria. B.C.:
A skeleton sat on a fence,
Just  to show that a  ghost may  have  sense,
But thc lirst passer by
('.ave a terrible cry
And the way that spook shook was immense.
Circus  King's  Funeral
Enormous crowds of people gathered at Margate Railway Station on
Tuesday, December 5th, to watch the
arrival from London of the body of
Lord George Sanger. The funeral
procession to the cemetery was a
long "one, and it passed through
crowded streets where many tokens
of respect were visible. Many shops
were closed for the day, blinds were
drawn down, and even the cabmen
had hows of black on their whips.
Dr. and Mrs. Clifford
Dr. and Mrs. Clifford will celebrate
their golden wedding on January 14
next. The Rev. R. Caven, B.A., who
officiated at the wedding at Southampton in 186.2 is now of Cleveland,
Westminster-road, Leicester.
Big Order for Britain
The Spanish Government intends
to increase the fleet, and orders will
he given to Messrs. Vickers for the
construction of battleships of a larger
type than those hitherto built for
Spain.   A loan will be raised.
Sandy had just met his girl at the end
of tlie street where she was waiting for him.
She was looking into a confectioner's window
when Sandy made his presence known by
"Weel, Janie, what arc ye gaun to have
the  nicht?"
She, not inclined to ask too much, replied:
"Oh, I'll just tak' what you'll tak, Sandy.'
"Oh,   then,  we'll   baith   tak  a   walk,"   said
Sandy, aa he led ber away.
Women  wish  for   long  life,   but  never  for
old age.
Thames  Ironworks  Crisis
Bearing the signatures of 40,000
East Londoners, a petition has been
presented to the Admiralty pleading
that an order for a battleship may
he placed at once in the Thames Ironworks, so as to assure employment
for a large number of men throughout the winter.
Two Thousand Years Old
A boat, which Professor Boyd
Hawkins, the geologist, has declared
to be J.ooo years old, was unearthed
during excavations at Baddiley Mere,
near Xantvvich. Tt has been presented to Chester Archaeological Society
by Mrs. MacDonald. on whose property it was found.
Mr. Smith a Front Bencher
The Right Hon. F, E. Smith. K.C.
M.P., who received his Privy Council-
lorship at the Coronation, has agreed,
at the invitation of Mr. Bonar Law,
to take his seat ou the Front Opposition Bench. The invitation was made
with the hearty support of both Mr.
Austen Chamberlain and Mr. Walter
A Good
BUY   your   MILK,   CREAM,
The Island
All Dairy Products
Cowichan Eggs and Creamery
Butter, Fresh Jersey Cream
and Milk Bottled
735 Fort St. Phone 2466
Watson A. Clark, Mgr.
N. W. F. Rant, Sec'y.
All Orders Promptly Delivered
The time for receiving tenders for the construction  of  a Jetty at  mouth  of the  Fraser
Itiver at Steveston,  B.C., is hereby extended
to  Friday,  January   19,   1912.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa,  December 20,   1911.
dec.   30 Jan. 6
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
established by notice bearing date June 30th,
iqo8, and published in the British Columbia
Gazette on July 2nd, 1908, over certain lands
in the Districts of Cariboo and Lillooet in
the vicinity of the 52nd parallel of North
latitude, is cancelled in so far as the same
relates to the lands surveyed as Sections 12,
13, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, and 36, Township 46, Lillooet District; Sections 4, 5, 6. 7,
8, and 9, Township 52, Liilooet District; Sections 1, 2, 4, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 26,
35, and 36, Township 54, Jjllooet Districtc;
Sections 28, 20, 30, 31, 32, and 33, Township
84, Lillooet District; Sections 25, 26, 27, 28,
29, 30, 31, 32, 33., 34, 35. and 36, Township
86, Lillooet District; Sections 34, 35 and 36,
Township 88, Lillooet District; Sections 1, 2,
3, 4, 0, 10, 11, 15, and 16, Township 47, Cariboo District; Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
15, 16, 17, 18, 21 and 22, Township 49, Cariboo District; and Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8, 9, 10, n, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,
20 and ai, Township 51, Cariboo District, and
Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 18 and 20, Township 53,
Cariboo District.
Deputy Minister of Landa.
Landa Department,
Victoria, B. C.
1 ith October, 1911.
oct. 14 Jan. 13
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that Albert Edward Christie
of Victoria, B.C., occupation Banker, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted at the north-west corner of Lot
140, Dean Channel, thence east twenty chains;
thence north ten chains more or less to the
south bank of the Salmon River; thence following the south bank of the Salmon River
in a south-westerly direction twenty chains
more or less, thence south to point of com
mencement, and containing ten acres more
or less.
Dated  October 21st,   1911.
A.  K.  Stuart, Agent,
nov. 25 Jan. 20
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserves
established over vacant Crown Lands in
Ranges ± and 5, Coast District, by notice
bearing dates respectively of December 17th,
1908, May 5th, 1910, and May 25th, 1910, 1
which were published in the British Columbia
Gazette in the issues of December 17th, 1908, j
May 12th, 1910, and May 26th, 1910, are can-
celled in so far as the same relates to the
lands surveyed as Lots 387, 388, 532, 533, 534, |
535, 536, 537, 538, 5.>9. 540, 541, xxii, 1112,
1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1,117t mo,
1119, 1120, 1121, and 1122, all in Range 4.
Coast District; and Lots 4028, 4029, 4030,1
4031, 3022A, 3030, 3°3iA( 3043, 3044, 3594A
4933, and 4934, all in Range 5, Coast District.]
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.
11th October, 1911.
oct. 14 J'an- *3|
NOTICE is hereby given that an applica-|
tion will be made to the Legislative Assembly!
of  the   Province  of  British   Columbia  at itsp
next session for an Act granting to The Vic
toria Harbour Railway Company an extension]
of time within which to commence and conl
tinuously   and   effectually   proceed   with   thel
construction  of its  railway,  and  also an  ex|
tension of time within which to spend fifteenf
per cent,  of its authorised  capital upon  tha
construction  of  its  railway. 1
Dated  at Victoria,   B.  C,  this 4th  day  ofl
December,   1911.
Solicitors for the Applicants.
District of Coast
TAKE   notice   that   I,   Rebekah   Crane, oj
Vancouver, B.C., occupation House Wife, ini
tends   to   apply   for   permission   to   purchas!
the  following described   lands;—Commencing
at  a post  planted   about  20  chains west  ol
the north-west corner of the north-west quarl
ter  of  Section  22,  Township   8,  Range  III!
Bella   Coola   Valley,   and   containing   sixtf
acres, more or less.
Dated  September  20,   1911.
nov. 4 dec. 3|
"WATER  ACT,   igog.'
THIS Is TO CERTIFY that the Welling-
ton Colliery Company, Limited, holder of
Water Licences Nos. 1919 and 1920, granted
by the Water Commissioner for the Victoria
Water District, for the diversion of 1,000
cubic feet per second of water from the
Puntledge River, a tributary of Courtenay
River, has submitted to tlie Lieutenant-
Governor in Council a map or plan of the
works by which it intends to divert the said
water and conduct it to the place where it
shall be used for generating electric power as
described in  the  said  Licences.
That the undertaking of the said Wellington Colliery Company, Limited, as set out
|n the said plans is hereby approved, and
the said Company is hereby authorized to
construct and execute the following works in
accordance with the plans and specifications
submitted and filed in the office of the Chief
Water Commissioner at  Victoria, viz.:—
A. An impounding dam  near the outlet of
Comox  Lake,
B. Lowering   the   bed   of   Puntledge   River
and the hereinafter described diversion
dam to an increased depth of five feet
or  less.
C. A   diversion   dam   on    Puntledge   River
about 2,800 feet below the impounding
dam above described.
D. The  works  necessary   for  the  transmis
sion of the power generated under tlie
above Licences 011 and in the vicinity
of lands belonging to tbe said Company.
That the Cnmpany may exercise its powers
within    the   Comox   and    Nelson   Land   Dis-
That no capital be required beyond that
already  subscribed  and paid  up.
That thc works shall be begun on or
before thc first day of May next, and shall
be completed and in actual operation on or
lief ore  the  31st  December,   1913.
With the proviso that during the construction of the said works any engineer
appointed by the Minister of Lano"s for that
purpose shall havc free access to all parts
of the works for the purpose of inspecting
the same and of ascertaining tnat thc construction thereof is in accordance with the
plans and specifications herein referred to,
and that the cost of such inspection shall bc
paid by  the  Company.
Dated this 27th day of November,  1911.
Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Petitions for Private Bills must be presented to
the Legislative Assembly not later than Monday, the 22nd day of January, 1912.
Private Bills must be presented and introduced to the House not later than the ist
day of February,   1912.
Private Bills must be reported to the House
by the Committee considering same not later
than the 8th day of February, 1912.
Dated  this 8th day of December,   1911.
Clerk Legislative Assembly,
dec. 9 feb. 3
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that I, R. Carmichael Bamford, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation, dentist,
intend to apply for permission to prospect
for coal and petroleum on the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the south-east corner and marked R.
C. B. S-E- Cor., located about 20 chains
west and 6 chains soutb of tbe south-east
corner of Lot 650, Renfrew District, and
also about one and three-fourths, miles south
and two and a quarter miles west of mile
post 43 on the boundary line of the E. &
N. R.R. grant; thence north 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains; thence soutii 80 chains;
tiience east 80 cliains lo point of commeneement.
Located December gth, 1911,
Per D. J.  O'Brien, Agent,
tlec. 23 jan. 20
Dislrict   of   Renfrew
TAKE notice that I, D. J. O'Brien, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation cruiser, intend to
apply for permission to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at thc
north-west comer aud marked D. J. O'B.
N.W. Cor., located aboul 20 chains west
and 6 chains south of the south-cast corner
of Lot 650, Renfrew District, and also about
one and three-fourths miles south and two
and a quarter miles west of mile post 43 on
the boundary Hue of the IC. & N. R. R.
grant; thence soulh 80 chains; thence east 80
ehains; thence north 80 chains; thence west
So chains lo poinl of commencement.
Located  December oth,   ion,
dec. 23 jan. 20
District of Jordan River
TAKE notice that I,  Netta  B.  Moore,
Victoria, occupation Married Woman, intend
to apply for permission to purchase the fol
lowing   described   lands:—Commencing   at   I
post planted sixty chains distant in a westerlj
direction from the north-east corner of Lot ,
Rcnfiew District, being Netta B. Moore, S. 1
Corner j thence north 40 chains; thence wea
34 chains; thence south   18.6 chains; then J
east   10   chains;   thence   south   21.4   chaina
thence east 24 chains to place of commencl
ment, and containing one  hundred  and fou|
teen and six-tenths acres, more or less.
Dated November 28th,   1911.
By William W. Steinmetz, Ageil
dec. 3 "b"
In the matter of an application for a fred
Certificate of Title to Lots 1769 and 17a
and parts of Lots 1768 and 1800, Victor!
City,  British Columbia. I
NOTICE is herehy  given  of my  intentiol
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the  first publication  hereof to issue a fre~
Certilicate of  Title  in  lieu  of the  Certifies
of Title issued to William  Brooke Naylor
the   17th of July,   1890 and numbered  10180I
which bas been destroyed. I
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Oifice,   Victor!!
B.C.,  this   1st day  of   December,  A.D.   191I
Registrar-General of Titles. I
dec. 9 ian-|
District of Malahat
TAKE NOTICE that I, Frederick Adl
phus Futcher, of Victoria, B.C., occupatil
Merchant, intends to _ apply for permission P
purchase the following described lands J
Commencing at a post planted at high wal
mark on the north bank of Arbutus Creekf
its mouth, Saanich Arm, on Lot 120, Mala!
District; thence east ten chains; thence nol
to low water mark; thence following 11
water mark in a westerly and northerly dirl
tion to a point due east of the north-ef
corner of Lot 120, Malahat District; ther!
west to high water mark; thence in a soul
erly direction following high water mark F
point of commencement.
Dated November 2nd,  1911.
Per William Meyerstein, Agentl
nov. 11 janl
Young lady would like place as
lady help on tanch or farm, well
domesticated, musical, age 22;
also similar place for lady
fiiend. Write Miss C. Jessop,
White Hart Hotel, Margate,
Kent, England.
An ambitious man should bc a bachelor.
Then be can rise by flirting with thc wives
of the men in power.
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that T, J. M. Linton, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation cruiser, intend to
apply for permission to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at
the north-east corner and marked J. M. L.
N. E. Cor., located about 20 chains west
and 6 chains south of the south-cast corner
of Lot 650, Renfrew District, and also about
one and three-fourths miles south and two
and a quarter miles wesl of mile post 43 on
thc boundary line of the E. & N. R.R. grant;
tbence south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence cast
80  chains to point  of commencement.
Located   December gth,   ign.
dec. 23 jan. 20
District of Renfrew
TAKE notice that I, Ii. L. Bunnell, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Cruiser, intend
to apply for permission to prospect for eoal
and petrolimm on the followine described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the
south-west corner and marked H. L. B. S.W.
Cor., located ahout 20 chains west and 6
chains south of thc south-east corner of Lot
650, Renfrew District, and also about one
and three-fourths miles south nnd two and
a quarter miles west of mile post J3 on the
boundary line of the E. & N. R.R. grant;
thence nortli 80 chains; tbence cast 80 chains;
thence soutb 80 chains; thence west 80
chains   to   point   of   commencement.
Located   December  gth,   1911.
dec. 23 jan. 20
District  of  Malahat
TAKE notice that we, R. V. Winch & Cl
Limited, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Col
mission Agents, intend to apply for perml
sion to purchase the following describl
lands:—Commencing at a post planted r
high water mark at the north-east corner
Lot 95, Malahat District; thence cast I
low water mark; thence southerly and fl
lowing low water mark to a point due ea
of the south-east corner of Lot 118, Malarl
District; thence west to high water marl
thence northerly and following high watf
mark to the point of commencement, coj
taining ten acres more or less.
Dated  October 26th,   iqii.
By William Meyerstein, Agentl
nov. 4 dec.™
District of Sooke
TAKE notice that Thomas J. Cartwrigl
of East Sooke, occupation Surveyor, inter]
to apply for permission to purchase the fl
lowing described lands:—Commencing atl
post planted at the south east corner of Si
tion no, bounded as follows:—Commencil
at this post; thence south twenty chai if
thence west eighty chains; thence non
twenty   chains;   thence   east   eighty  chains|
Dated October 30th,  1911.
nov. 4 dec. I
Range  I
TAKE notice that Archibald Dunbar Ti
lor, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Barristl
intends to apply for permission to purchJ
the following described lands:—Commencil
at a post planted on thc east shore of Cf
dero Channel and about thirty chains noil
of Henry Point; thence east 45 chains; therl
north 30 chains to the south-west corner f
Lot 91; thence north 40 chains along the lil
of Limit gi and thence west 45 chains mrl
or less to the shore of Cardero ChannJ
thence south along tbe shore of Cardef
Channel to point of commencement.
Dated November  17th,   1911.
Geo. Y. Hibberd, Agentl
dec. 2 jan. r THE WEEK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30. 1911
Character by Handwriting
The Editor of The Week wishes
to call special attention to this Department, which is conducted by an
English gentleman, a 'Varsity man of
high attainments. Character reading
from hand-writing is a scientific
study, entirely devoid of charlatanism
and is possibly the most reliable index of all, because hand-writing records the development of character,
and its index is not confined to natural traits. It is an interesting
study, not merely in enabling us to
see ourselves as others see us, but
may be turned to important account
in submitting the hand-writing of persons with whom we have business relations. Indeed, viewed in this aspect,
it is only a reasonable precaution to
learn all that the chirographist can
tell us. Before deciding to institute
this Department the Editor of The
Week imposed the severest tests, submitting the hand-writing of well-
known persons entirely unknown to
the gentleman conducting this Department, who is a stranger to Victoria and a recent arrival. He is prepared to guarantee absolute accuracy
and hopes that the readers of The
Week will avail themselves of what
is a genuine privilege.
i. All persons wishing to consult
"Tau" must enclose a specimen of
hand-writing, consisting of about four
lines, written on urruled paper. It
may be signed with their own name
or not, but there must be an initial
or nom-de-plume to identify the
answer, which will appear in the next
issue of The Week.
2. Each specimen of hand-writing
must be accompanied by a P. O. for
50 cents. Stamps will not be accepted, and the outside of the envelope should be indited "Hand-writing." Absolute privacy is guaranteed.
C. P. W.—Pronounced artistic tastes, and
vith lots of energy and ambition. Methodical
Hid precise with distinct mathematical abili-
Vou are somewhat self-assertive and
>ugnacious. Tact is not a strong point, yet
you are diplomatic. Vou are straight forward and you do not mince your words
yet you clothe your ideas gracefully; you
ihould speak well. Sardonic and inclined to
sarcasm, you are impatient of the failings
af others, tn the main you should bc a
good organiser, but weak at details. Physical
strength and vigour have been great, but
hey are declining or you were not in your
iceustomed health at the time of writing.
\t sports and outdoor pursuits you should
good. You are affectionate, fond of chil-
Iren and attracted by the opposite sex. Your
ense of honour is good.
FRANCES—You are careless and not very
ruthful. Fair artistic sense and good taste
Ii dress. You are affectionate but your tern-
lir is erratic and your moods vary a good
pal. You are not very observant nor are
In very accurate. You are capable of very
lep affection. Fond of domestic life and
fit ies and also music. You are inclined to
obstinate, and your mathematical sense
hd your sense of order are both poor.
|ou are not at atl inquisitive, but you lack
charity to other people. You are care-
11   with   money.
JW. P. B,—Apparently you have a very in-
licale and complex character. 1 presume
tix the specimen is ir. your ordinary writing;
1 indicates that you arc very sensitive to
llernal influences, artistic and highly strung,
Pible to lits of depression yet on the whole
rful. Originality, the desire to stand
wilh others, and a strong imagination
all yours. You are inclined to both
llBshness and jealousy, and your self control
i poor, at the same time you may be most
leply affectionate and capable of any sacri-
|e for a loved one. Energy and ambition
both indicated but thc lack of balance
|d steadiness hampers you; business ability
not good. I should expect you to do
Iher nothing or something distinctly bril-
|nt and out of the common.
B. W.—"Just what I think of you" is
I follows: Artistic, you should be able to
|w or design well. You arc neat, metho-
lal, and accurate, with an equable temper.
Tral   sense   is   good,   you   are   affectionate
II fond of home life. Clear head, logical
jl   good   at   mathematics,   you   should   be   a
billiard player and a good shot. Your
|te is good but you are not deeply read,
value the approbation of others. You
truthful, straightforward and just. Very
leful with money. Commohsense rs good;
li are not jealous; a pleasant and enter-
ping companion.
FRANCOIS—Not   very  artistic,   you   have
jthe same time good taste and a light, dainty
|ch to all you do.    You are neat, accurate,
methodical.     You   are  not  always   clear
lyour  thoughts as you are weak in  logic,
ft he-mat i cal   feeling   is   also   poor.     Some
louay and a. good deal of affection is shown.
|thcr  extravagant    nor    mean.    Impulsive
ambitious   you   have   good   energy,   but
are   not  good  at   planning,  you  are  not
lehemer.    You have a pretty good  opinion
of yourself, better than others have. Tem
per is hasty but you are forgiving. You are
fond of social life, you have a good and
refined   sense   of   humour   and   many   friends.
GROAT—Will you kindly send a longer
specimen of your writing to me without fee.
Fifteen words is not enough material for
me to do you justice.
HAPPY—You have not much artistic taste.
You are original, energetic and impulsive. A
good business man, taking a wide view of
things you are apt to slur over details.
Temper inclined to be hasty and violent.
You are neither very neat nor methodical
but you pursue closely the main idea. Candid, straightforward, and self-assertive, yuo
find it hard to brook opposition in any way.
Will-power is good, very little obstinacy
but not much patience. Self control is
apparent but you are just and charitable
to  others.
PAOLO—Although your artistic sense is
poor, you have good taste. You have com-
monsense, method, neatness, and order, and
you should be a good business man. Willpower is not very strong, you are logical and
have a good head but not the ability to plan
and organise. Truthfulness and candour are
well marked and you are careful of the feelings of others. A cheerful, trustworthy, honest friend, you are affectionate and your
moral sense is good. You arc not inclined
to extravagance. You quickly forgive an injury, and you wish to be friendly with all.
You are fond of travelling and outdoor life.
KAPPA—A diverse and somewhat complex
character. Very ardent and enthusiastic and
with a great fund of energy. Ambitious and
generally successful in advancing your
schemes. With a logical, clear head, you are
quick to see the root of an idea. Good at
expression you should write well. Strong
will and temper but your sense of justice
and fair play will at once cause you to adjust any slight you may have inflicted. Affectionate, fond of domestic life and children,
with good moral sense. You should be a
good organiser and a leader. You are more
impulsive than cautious. You should be a
good partizan, but not a good judge from a
judiciary point of view.
(Continued from  Page 3)
ville. For "Madame Sherry" is a
novelty in every way. Its comedy is
bright and refreshing, and the story
is much more plausible and consistent
than is found in the ordinary musical
farce; its music is not only enchanting, but every number is the result
of some situation in the comedy. In
points of production, cast, chorus and
special orchestra, "Madame Sherry"
represents the last word in perfection.
De Pachmann
The following paragraph is taken
from "The Hamilton Herald," October  ioth,  1911:
"In as many years three world-
famous pianists have visited this city
and while it may not be correct to
say that the greatest of these is de
Pachmann, the larger part of those
who heard him at the Grand Opera
House last night, who also heard the
other two, would probably agree that
his is the most magnetic personality.
Paderewski with all his wonderful art
and mastery of his instrument, seems
to desire that his audience shall not
come closer to him than the edge of
the platform on which he is playing.
He seems to draw a circle about himself and the piano and to say as he
steps inside of it, 'Thus far shalt thou
go and no farther.' Hambourg is
more genial and extends a greeting
across the footlights, but de Pachmann invites his auditors to come beside him while he speaks intimately
to them about the music he is playing. All three are great artists but
there is a decided difference between
their styles. The former two are
found at their best in the larger
forms of pianoforte composition; de
Pachmann delights in those whicii
call for delicacy and absolute refine-^
ment of tone, and the composer whose
works he chose to perform last night
is the piano composer par excellence
in the lyric vein. Someone has referred to the 'perfumed measures of
Chopin' and it can be said without
much fear of contradiction that de
Pachmann took from them all their
delicacy and fragrance, all their rich
and varied colour. His programme
was made up entirely of works of
the great Polish composer and its
performance was a full revelation to
many of their exquisite beauty and
variety of mood,
"The outstanding feature of his
playing is the wonderful quality of
the tone he produces. His fingers
seems to caress the keys and to produce from the strings by gentle persuasion what other pianists obtain by
force..   His   playing  does   not   lack
power by any means, but his forte
passages are loud without being strident, while the quieter moods of the
composition he happens to be playing
are marked by —ances which are exquisite in their subtle delicacy.
"Though only compositions of
Chopin were played they were so we''
contrasted that there was no teeling
of sameness about the programme,
and that one man should have held
the interest of a fairly large audience
for nearly two hours with the work
of one man and made it clamour for
more is surely a fine tribute to his
art as a pianist. He opened the programme by playing the fantasia, opus
48 in F. minor, and immediately had
the undivided attention of his audience. This was followed by four of
the preludes, the first pf whicii was
the beautiful largo. The big chords
seemed to undulate and change colour
like water that heaves gently and is
now darkened by cloud or shot
through with sunlight as the key
changed from minor to major. The
others in this group were delightful
in their springhtliness or featherly
lightness. The first section of the
programme was concluded by the
playing of the Ballade in A flat major.
This was charming in its fancy and
imaginative quality.
De Pachmann will be at the Victoria Theatre, under the auspices of
the Ladies' Musical Society, on January 3rd.
San Francisco, Dec. 23, 1911.
Editor The Week,
San Francisco critics paid Forbes
Robertson the unusual compimlent of
going to Oakland and San Jose to
reveiw the passing of the "Third
Floor Back." Appreciative criticisms
appearing as advance notices. Headlines reading: "Forbes Robertson
proves revelation in greatest dramatic
treat in whole decade, hailed as
greatest English speaking actor in
the world; coming shortly to your
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Mr. A. J. Morris from Prince Rupert, is on a visit to the city.
* *   *
Mrs. Berkeley Good is the guest
of Mrs. C. E. Pooley, Lampson street.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. T. Haslam, of
Vancouver,  are visiting in  the  city.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Hagill, from
Winnipeg, are stopping at the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
Mr. Robert Wilmot spent the
Christmas holidays with his relatives
in Vancouver, B. C.
* *   *
Mr. W. R. Fingland, Vancouver,
was a guest in the city, during the
* *   *
Mr. Barclay, Seattle, has been the
guest  of  friends  in  Victoria  during
the holidays.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Higgins spent
the Christmas holidays as the guest
of friends in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. Gordon Mason from Penticton,
B. C, is the guest of his mother, Mrs.
J. Stevenson, of this city.
* *   *
Mr. Johnston, Vancouver, B.C., was
the guest of friends in Victoria during the holidays.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Macrae, Vancouver, are staying with friends in the
* *   *
Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Hall were
guests in   Port   Alberni   during the
* *   *
Mr. Jack Cambie, of the Bank of
Montreal, went over to Vancouver to
spend Christmas with his relatives.
* *   *
Mr. Douglas Henderson spent last
week as the guest of friends in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Ross and
daughter have been spending the
holidays with friends in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Blackwood of
Nelson and A. T. R. Blackwood of
Vancouver, are guests at the Empress
* *   *
Mr. Jack Meredith, from Vancouver, was in town during the week
to attend the marriage of his friend,
Mr. Harry Davis.
* *   *
Mrs. Campbell McCallum, Foul
Bay, was hostess of a most enjoyable dance on December 28th, at her
charming residence.
* #   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. Lovevll Wiseman,
of Montreal, are guests in the city
and are    registered   at the Empress
* *   *
Mr. G. Kenneth Gillespie, from
Cowichan Lake, is spending the holidays as the guest of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George Gillespie.
* *   *
Bishop McDonald has returned
from a short stay on the Mainland,
where he was the guest of His Grace
Archbishop McNeill.
* *   *
Mr. Roy W. Brown, managing
editor of the Vancouver Daily Province, spent Christmas as a guest at
the Empress Motel.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond N. Bond
and Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Roberts,
from Vancouver, were guests in Victoria during the holidays.
* *   *
The  engagement  is  announced   of
Mr. Walter Sydney Small of Victoria,
'   B.C., and Miss Grace  S.  Patterson,
of Moulinette, Ont.   The wedding has
been arranged   to   take   place   next
* *   *
The marriage of Miss Teresa Graham of Kendal, England, and Mr,
Marry Gallery of Holme. Westmoreland, England, will take place early
in the Spring from the residence of
Mr. S. McLauchlin Drummoyne,
Rithet street, Janies  Bay,
* *   *
Miss Dorothy Davies was hostess
recently of a most enjoyable party
given at her flat in the Mount Edward Mansions. A large number of
young people were present and the
evening was spent in games and
other amusements.
A quiet wedding took place Saturday evening at the residence of Mr.
James Hewitt, 243 Twentieth avenue
east, Vancouver,   when   Miss Maude
Hill, the sixth daughter of Mrs. Ann
Hill of Burns Ave., Victoria, was
married to Mr. James Laidlaw of
Glasgow, Scotland. Rev. Mr. Cameron performed the ceremony.
* *   *
Miss Winifred Rowland, of Folk-
stone, Kent, was married last week
in Vancouver, to Mr. A. S. Julien, of
Victoria, B.C. The marriage was
solemnized at Christ Church, Rev. C.
C. Owen officiating at the ceremony.
The bride was given away by Mr.
T. E. D. Byrne, and Mr. H. W.
Spalding supported the groom. Later
in the day Mr. and Mrs. Julien left
for Victoria and are residing at the
Oak Bay Hotel for the present.
* *   *
The Friday Dancing Club held one
of their enjoyable dances last Friday
week evening in the Alexandra Club,
which was tastefully decorated for
the occasion with red carnations and
asparagus fern. The supper-table was
gaily adorned with red carnations and
greenery, the centre of the table being daintily arranged with tinsel and
candles with red shades. Among
those present were: Miss Holden,
Miss Gray, Miss G. Irving, Miss
Ethel Gibson, Miss Rickaby, Mrs.
McB. Smith, Miss Rochfort, Mrs.
Wm. Rochfort, the Misses Bagshawe,
Miss. Nash, Miss Haggerty, Miss
Blackwood, Miss Veva Blackwood,
Miss Johnson, Miss Gibson, the
Misses Finlay, Miss C. Helmcken,
Mrs. Innes Hopkins, Miss Beatrice
Fort, the Misses Lugrin, Miss Robson, Mrs. Musgrave, Miss Leary, Mrs.
Julia, Miss Edith Brown, Miss Wadmore, Miss Rome, Miss Troupe and
the Messrs. Rochfort, W. D. Wilmot,
Spalding, Page, Payne, Douglas Bullen, Brown, Browne, Duncan, Messrs.
Barton, T. W. Buss, Buery, E. Bolton, Innes, Hopkins, W. Crompton,
Jones, Dalby, O'Grady, Bridgman,
Julia, Barclay,   Morris,   Picken,   and
many others.
*   *
A marriage of interest to Victorians was celebrated on Wednesday
afternoon at Christ Church Cathedral
by the Rev. Dean Doull, when Mr.
Harry Davis, of Calgary, was married to Miss Ethel Tilton, second
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Tilton of Victoria, B.C. Both bride
and bridegroom are very well known
in Victoria society. The bride was
charmingly gowned in ivory satin,
with ninon overdress and handsome
real lace trimmings. She was attended by Miss Kathleen Morris, of
Vancouver, who wore a dainty white
dress. Thc bridegroom was supported by Mr. Jack Meredith, of Vancouver. A reception was afterwards
held at the residence of Maj. Audain,
Foul Bay. The spacious hall was
beautifully decorated with holy and
scarlet ponsetnas, and strings of gold
bells. The electric lights were covered by artistic scarlet shades, the
whole forming a most picturesque
scene.    The    refreshment    table was
decorated with billows of silver
gauze and with sprays of maidenhair
lern scattered on the surface, whilst
a dainty centrepiece was formed by
dainty vases filled with lilies-of-the-
valley and white paper narcissus. The
bride and bridegroom received the
congratulations of their friends standing beneath a large silver bell. Mrs.
Tilton was gowned in a smart black
costume with which she wore a large
black hat with a white feather. Miss
Tilton wore a delicate mauve dress
with a smart black hat. The bride
travelled in a striking green velvet
costume with hat to match. Among
the guests present were: Mr. and
Mrs. F. Pemberton, Dr. and Mrs.
Jones, Mrs. Geo. Johnston, Maj. and
Mrs'. A. Jones, Mrs. Twigg, Mrs. Mac-
Naughton Jones, Miss Jones, Mrs.
Pemberton, Mrs. Beavan, the Rev.
Dean and Mrs. Doull, Mr. Findlay
Crease, Miss Crease, Judge and Mrs.
Lampman, Mrs. Blaiklock, Mrs.
Rome, Mrs. Jos. Pemberton, Miss F.
Drake, Mrs. W. Langley, Mrs. Geo.
Gillespie, Mr. M. Hills, Miss Gillespie,
Mrs, Peters, Mr. Meredith, Miss H.
Peters, Mrs. Tuck, Mrs. Harry Pooley, Miss Tuck, Miss Johnson, Miss
N. Newcombe, Miss Newcombe, Dr.
and Mrs. Hasell, Dr. and Mrs. Powell,
Mrs. J. H. Todd, Mrs. Geo. Powell,
Mrs. C. E. Pooley, Miss Pooley, Mrs.
A. S. Gore, Mrs. Wm. Monteith, Miss
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Mrs. Hannington, Miss Hannington,
Mr. and Mrs, Curtis Sampson, Mrs.
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Miss Gertie McKay, Mrs. W. E.
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Mrs. Roper and many others.
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very soon be the order of the day.
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"Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
(By The Hornet)
That Victoria led the Empire for
fine Christmas days.
That the Australian Cadets are
workl beaters and produced the most
favourable impression.
* *   •-.
That as musicians they are excelled
by few military bands.
That it is now up to Canada to pay
the Antipodes a return visit, and nothing will do more to cement the bond
of Empire.
* h*   *
That after Christmas was over
there were still nine hundred bags
of mail undelivered, in spite of the
most strenuous efforts of the Postmaster and his staff.
* *   *
That the Department has a good
deal to learn about the way things
are moving on in Victoria, and should
lose no time in providing larger quarters  and a  bigger,  better-paid  staff.
* *   *
That owing to the miserable pittance allowed there was difficulty in
securing the necessary temporary
temporary help for Christmas ancl
New Year.
* *   #
That it costs $25.00 to thrash a
horse viciously on the head and face,
with the addition of a few caustic and
pertinent remarks from the presiding
* *   *
That the Berkeley Rugby team has
played the game and the past is forgotten.
* *   *
'i.u'- the local aggregation delivered
them a surprise packet in the open
ing game, and now look like winning
* *   *
That the State of California has
laid lovers of the British Rugby game
under a heavy obligation, and their
Clubs  deserve  every  encouragement.
That when one thinks of American
Rugby as it is played in the East, the
sense of obligation is intensified.
* *   *
' That the Victoria 'Soccer team is
maintaining its reputation, and when
Vancouver enters the arena there will
be something doing.
* *   *
That the Ice Rink was opened with
eclat on Christmas Day, aud patronised by nearly three thousand people.
* *   *
That it is bound to prove a popular
success and one thoroughly deserved
by the enterprising promoters.
* #   *
That everyone is now on the "qui
vive" for the first Championship hockey match which will be a revelation
to  Victorians  who  have  never  seen
the game.
* *   *
That on this occasion there should
not be one vacant seat in the arena.
* *   *
That the V. A. D. C. is holding a
special general meeting next Thursday, when the constitution will be
revised and other business of importance transacted.
* *   *
That the Cinderella given by the
Daughters of Pity in the Alexandra
Club yesterday was seasonable and
That these ladies deserve many
thanks for having provided such
splendid entertainment for the children as well as the grown-ups.
* *   *
That the cry now is "All Aboard
for the Empress Ball on Monday
That the retirement of Aid. Fullerton from the City Council removes
the Mayor's most fearless and effective critic.
*   *   *
That it will be impossible to retain
influential business men on the Council until the city returns a Mayor who
did not graduate in the pea-nut
(Continued from Page 4)
those  who  followed   agriculture  the
position  was  different.    There  were
fine   areas   of   land   that   had   never
been broken by a plough, and there
were hundreds of farmers who could
not get sufficient labourers, and domestics were badly needed. It was
to these three classes that the Government extended an unlimited invitation and for which the best prospects  seemed  apparent."
In conclusion, Mr. Baird remarked
that twenty years hence, perhaps less,
when the agriculture of Canada had
been largely developed, then would
come the industrial boom, and instead of seeking so much for those
who pursue agriculture she would require an almost equal number of
skilled artisans who must always follow agriculture in a country as yet,
to some extent, in the pioneering
Dominion and Provincial
Sixteen Thousand New Immigrants
Immigrant settlers to the number
of 281,898 arrived in Canada during
the first eight months of the current
fiscal year, April 1 to December 1.
Of this number 180,206 arrived at
ocean ports and 101,692 from the
United States.
During the month of November this
year, there were 16,065 arrivals, 7,946
of them having been at ocean ports
and 8,119 from the States, as against
15,296 for November last year, 8,o8y
of whom were at ocean ports and
7,207 from the United States.
Smelter at Goose Bay
The Granby Consolidated Mining
and Smelting Co. announce their intention to immediately proceed with
the erection of a $2,000,000 smelting
plant at Goose Bay. If any doubt existed as to the value of the mines
of the northern coast districts of
British Columbia, it is definitely dispelled  by the  decision  of the  com
pany to erect a large smelter at Observatory Inlet. The Granby people
are noted for the exhaustive tests
lhey apply to any property or proposition before incurring the outlay
or capital. This policy has given their
Boundary properties the high standing they all possess; and the fact
that the company has considered, after the most searching examination,
that mining conditions in the coast
districts of Northern British Columbia warrant the outlay of a sufficient
capital to construct a smelter at a
suitable point for handling these ore
products is a most significant step in
the development of our coast ores.
Union Bank Will Move to Winnipeg
At the annual meeting of the
Union bank of Canada which took
place at Quebec this month, the pro-
posa Ifor the removal of the head
offices of the bank to Winnipeg was
approved of by the shareholders.
Will Settle Large Area In North
A large area of farming land in
north Saskatchewan, a portion of
eight townships near Prince Albert,;
has just been sold by the Canadian
Northern railway foi colonization
purposes. The purchasers are known
as the North Saskatchewan Land Co.
Oppose Changes
The Intercollegiate Amateur Football Association at a recent meeting
at Ottawa, placed itself on record as
being unalterably opposed to any
further alterations in the playing
rules. No amendments were made to
the college constitution and the delegates to the Canadian rugby annual
meeting which will be held in Montreal the second Saturday in January
were instructed to vote against any
innovations should such be suggested.
Big Trade Increase
Canada's trade for the present year
amounts to the enormous total of
$769,443,905, which is an increase over
last year of over seventy-nine millions.
B. C. Companies Act
The Canadian Manufacturers' Association has decided to bring a test
case under the Company Licensing
Act of British Columbia. The Association will take advantage of the
first case that presents itself covering
the points in dispute, to bring the
whole matter bf constitutionality before the supreme court and the privy
council if necessary.
A Fine Trophy
A yellow-legged eagle was recently shot near Rossland that measured
nearly eight feet from tip to tip of
its wings.
To Build Wharf
The Dominion .Government will
build a $5,000 wharf at Mirror lake,
near Kaslo.
Have the Furnishings of your Home Just
1C t/au W7<_\t*\t' ' I S\_ f^YYX You can easily if you make your choosing visit to/^W^/'/fr
■d-O JUU fTClllL XlJ.W_L____.__.* Bros. Store. There's every thing here that you will want to
furnish your home just as you want it, in the most approved style, most satisfactory style and at satisfying prices
Beautiful Wine Glasses of All Kinds
Have you plenty of Wine Glasses, or are you wanting to replace some broken ones for the New
Year? We have Wine Glasses of all kinds with every kind of patterns you can wish for. If you
are going to buy Wine Glasses for the first time, buy them here, where you can have them
replaced if you should happen to break one once in a while. We have a fine assortment for
you to select from.   Choose the New Year Glasses here.
Decanters—Quart size, with cut neck
and stopper.   Each $1.50, $1.25
Decanters—Quart size, with cut neck
and fern design engraved, per pair. .$3.75
Also in Pint size at, per pair $3.00
Decanters—In beautiful,   etched   patterns—Quart size, per pair  $9.00
Pint size, per pair  $7.00
Etched  Champagne  Glasses.    Price
per dozen  $3.50
Plain Port Glasses from, per dozen,
$2.00 to   75c
Plain Whisky Glasses from, per doz , $1.00
Water Glasses from, per dozen 60c
Plain Finger Bowls, per dozen $3.00
Etched  Champagne  Glasses,  at per
dozen $4.00
Etched Claret Glasses, at, per doz..$3.50
Etched Port Glasses at, per doz $2.50
Etched Sherry Glasses at, per doz.. .$2.50
These are Blanket Nights
These frosty nights are blanket nights; no excuse for being
uncomfortably cool in bed with blankets so lightly priced as
are these offerings of ours. Blanket prices may look much
the same on paper, but there's a difference. Qualities cannot
be shown in black and white—it's necessary to come in and
examine at close range to properly see the values. Whatever else you do, get them big enough, so that when you roll
over in bed you can do so with an easy mind.
Ours are of liberal size; and then, too, they are all wool,
guaranteed kinds, we import direct from Scotland.
McLintock's Down Quilts from $6.50
When you get a pair of blankets get one of these McLintock
Down Quilts, and then you'll enjoy solid comfort. The fact
is one blanket and the quilt will bc all the bedding you'll
require above the sheet. Thc "warmth without weight"
feature will appeal to you.    Magnificent range of coverings.
PRICED FROM $50.00 TO $6.50
McLintock Crib Down Quilts, from $5.50 to  $2.50
This week offers you some great opportunities to secure China at saving prices. The big holiday business has left us with many odd lines, and these will be priced at
interesting figures to clear in a hurry. A visit to the China Store will amply repay you. Come in and inspect the offerings of the special value counters, they'll be
filled with real bargains.   If you have forgotten someone at Christmas or received  a gift from an unexpected source, here is an  opportunity to  send a  New  Year's
remembrance and save in the sending.
Store Open
Everybody is
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Esquimau Waterworks Company
Advertisement Paid for at Current Rates
The Esquimalt Waterworks Company has
completed its steel main from Goldstream Lakes
to Victoria.
This main is today capable of delivering, for
use in Victoria, seventeen million gallons of
water every twenty-four hours.
During the period between January 1 and
Novevmber 1 of this year, the Esquimalt Waterworks Company has actually delivered to the B.
C. Electric Railway Company fourteen million
gallons of water per day.
The Esquimalt Waterworks Company will sell this water to the City of Victoria, in such quantities as the city may desire, and at prices far below the cost at which
the city can bring water from any other source.
To construct the Sooke Lake system
the addition to the indebtedness of
the city will be TWO MILLION
DOLLARS, at the very least.
We want every Taxpayer to consider and analyze figures truly
and honestly representing actual conditions and showing in the
next seventeen years a saving of almost TWO MILLION
DOLLARS to be made by buying water from this company, as
against installing the Sooke Lake system.
In this statement no provision is
made for payment of a Sinking
Fund which will cost the ratepayers
about $50,000 per annum more—an
exaction from present ratepayers
for the benefit of posterity
To construct the Sooke Lake system
the addition to the annual tax levy of
Victoria City will be $119,000, at the
very least.
Por the Water Supply from Sooke Lake:
(a) Interest and Discount on $1,700,000 installation cost at 5 per
cent per annum $ 85,000
(b) Interest and Discount on $200,000 land purchase cost at 5 per
cent per annum      10,000
(c) Cost of maintenance of system from Sooke Lake to City
Limits     24,000
Annual cost $ 119,000
In this statement no provision is
made for any work costing more
than the Engineer's Estimates. In
nearly every case the actual cost
exceeds the estimate.
The fair method of testing a public utility
system from the basis of cost to taxpayers is to
provide for time of construction and fifteen
years' operation.
The Engineer fixes 2 years for construction,
and adding the first 15 years' operation, we have
a period of 17 years affecting present ratepayers.
Under the Sooke Lake project the present
ratepayers will have to pay for double the quantity of water which can by any possibility be
used, meaning increased taxes ancl a dead loss.
On this 17-Year Basis, multiplying the yearly
cost of $119,000 by 17, we have $2,023,000 as
the amount in taxes which the present ratepayers
will have to pay. for the use of Sooke Lake water.
The estimate of cost prepared by the City's
Engineer is $1,700,000 to complete the Sooke
Lake system. This is probably an underestimate, and any figures published to show a
contract at a lower figure are false. The contract
is being made on a piece-work basis, and not for
a lump sum.
During this 17-year term the city's use of
water will raise from the minimum of 3,500,000
gallons per day to a maximum of 10,500,000
gallons per day; giving an average of 7,000,000
gallons per day for the 17-year period
The Engineer has definitely decided that no
revenue from power can be earned with the
Sooke Lake system.
Esquimalt Waterworks Company guarantees the city a saving
of $100,000 per year for 10 years.
As Against the Sooke Lake cost of not less than $119,000 per year, and
a Sinking Fund cost of $40,000 per year, the Esquimalt Waterworks Company will sell to the City ten million gallons of water per day for a ten-year
term for $50,000 per year, delivered in the City. This will effect a saving
of $100,000 per year to the Taxpayer when the Sinking Fund is taken into
It will effect a saving of $80,000 per year over the lowest figures claimed
on behalf of the Sooke Lake system.
Esquimalt Waterworks Company guarantees to reduce taxes
$100,000 per year for 10 years.
In buying water from the Esquimalt
Waterworks Company, the taxpayers
have three direct advantages:
(a) There is no loss of interest on
money during years of construction;
(b) The water supply is within the
city limits now;
Believing that the taxpayers have never yet understood the
enormous increase of taxation into which they are being railroaded by accepting the Sooke Lake scheme, the Esquimalt
Waterworks Company is publishing this advertisement.
The figures are correct.
We invite answer, analysis and criticism, for we are sure that
the more publicity is given, the more we will be proved to be
absolutely right,
To bring water from Sooke Lake
will subject the taxpayers to the following losses:
(a) Loss of interest during construction ;
(b) Cost of operating Elk Lake system during construction;
(c) Annual tax loss of $100,000, at
the least;
(d) Cost of difficulties of construction discoverable only by actual work.
We ask the Taxpayers of Victoria to give fair and impartial
consideration to the facts above set forth.
Esquimau Waterworks Company
John R. Saunders, Secretary


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