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 L. McLeod Gould
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The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review*
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LORD ROBERTS — The address
which Lord Roberts delivered in the
Free Trade Hall, Manchester, this
week will be read in every part of the
world, and will undoubtedly create a profound impression. This is inevitable when
one bears in mind the character and services of the speaker, and the affection in
which he is held, not only by his fellow
countrymen, but by British subjects everywhere. He would be a bold man who would
venture to join issue with Lord Roberts
on the facts of the case—the facts as they
are affected by military and naval equip-
nent, and preparedness for war.  The story
(hat Lord Roberts tells in this connection
s, in effect, the same as we have heard
rom the lips of Mr. Winston Churchill,
he First Lord of the Admiralty; Sir Lord
Charles Beresford, Lord Milner, Mr. Ar-
hur Balfour, and other public men of the
(ughest status; and it is not with this part
if the address that any fault can be found,
t is admitted on all hands that the circum-
tances demand a great acceleration in the
iuilding of battleships and the equipment
.1 Army and Navy. No men are more
:onscious of this than those upon whom,
For the moment, the responsibilities of
}ffice rest; and if it has not been found possible to make as large appropriations as the
official heads of the departments would have
iked, it has not been due so much to any
ack of appreciation of the necessities of
he case as to a difficulty in inducing the
jovernment to face the enormous expendi-
Iures demanded. There is no doubt but that
t is the acuteness of the crisis in this reject which has led to such a determined
novement for active Imperial Federation.
(Indeed, every weak adds to the solemn im-
jressiveness of Mr. Winston Churchill's
speech of three months ago, when he urged
:he outlying parts of the Empire to assume
lieir share of the responsibility. Lord
Roberts naturally passes from this phase
of the question to some explanation of its
necessity; and it is here that his warning
will arouse the most serious reflection. In
picturesque and forcible language, he paints
a picture in which the British Empire constantly dwindles in perspective, while the
German Empire assumes ominous proportions. He practically makes the ascendancy
of Germany the "raison d'etre" for increasing the British forces on land and sea. In
pointed words he says: The British Empire
*is an Empire of conquest; that only by
conquest can an empire be established and
maintained. He lauds the same spirit of
jconquest when he finds it embodied in the
policy of the German government and actually elicits the cheers of a British audience when he challenges their admiration
for German ambitions. But, all the same,
he takes the ground that German ascendancy would be fatal to the very existence
of the British Empire. He says we have
maintained our trade connections on all
seas by the supremacy of our Navy, but
that today we are no longer supreme, and
we are there on sufferance. He says that
Jin only one sea can we be said to rule, and
Ithat, the little North Sea which bounds our
phores; and he points out that, even there,
our supremacy is not only being challenged
by Germany, but is rapidly being under-
nined. It is impossible to exaggerate the
■importance and the seriousness of such a
[warning. When a man of Lord Roberts'
position, knowledge and patriotism sets out
Bn his eightieth year to preach a crusade
■for the preservation of the British Empire,
[there are only two conclusions possible—
|the one, that at such an advanced age Lord
Roberts may possibly have lost some of the
Jiron grit and the judicial calmness which
characterized him in his prime, and that his
prefervid patriotism may, in consequence,
be swayed towards the emotional. Such a
suggestion is made with the utmost respect,
and as the only possible alternative to the
other conclusion—whicii is that a crisis ex
ists of far greater seriousness and urgency
than even the British people have begun
to understand, and that in such an event
the words of Lord Roberts must be taken
in their full literalness and must be regarded as a call to arms that will appeal
to every British subject, in whatever part
of the world. Nothing could be more
solemn or more stimulating, viewed in'this
light, than the concluding words of Lord
Roberts' address, twice repeated: "Arm,
prepare, acquit yourselves like men, for the
time of your ordeal is at hand." That such
a message, ringing out like a clarion note
to the four corners of the earth, will fall
upon deaf ears is impossible to imagine.
It will be recognized as the voice of the
Motherland appealing to her children wherever the Union Jack waves, and whatever
of self-denial or sacrifice the appeal demands will be accorded by people of every
clime who, whatever their internal differences may be, will allow nothing to stand
in the way of their prompt obedience to
a call that is as irresistible as it is impressive.
libel is intricate and perplexing, but
there are certain outstanding principles that are recognized, and which, speaking from a layman's standpoint, seem to
determine most of the actions brought into
court under this head. The first is that to
the utmost possible extent the freedom of
the press is recognized; the second is that
in the absence of malice it is very difficult
for a plaintiff to secure a verdict; and the
third would seem to be that as long as the
two principals are satisfied with the verdict, nothing else matters very much. With
the first two propositions most people will
be inclined to agree. At any rate, they
furnish a fairly reasonable working basis
in a country where most people are too busy
getting rich to waste much time on libel
suits. With reference to the third, however, The Week is by no means satisfied
that it does not ignore a very important
feature of all libel cases. No doubt the
litigants consider that they are "the whole
show." But what about the general public?
Have they no interest in the matter? For
every libeller who is dragged into court, how
many continue to libel with impunity because their victims either cannot or :will not
have recourse to law. To what extent is
the press of the country demoralized by a
campaign of blackguardism which assails
the character of almost every prominent
man, and which tends to keep the best men
in the community out of the public service ?
How many victims of this system suffer in
silence; or, if they happen to be too thick-
skinned to suffer very much themselves,
who shall say what misery is inflicted on
their families? The Week takes the view
that in every libel action there is a third
party—the Public—and that the least that
the rights of the public call for is that if
a libeller is found guilty the punishment
shall not merely be such as will satisfy the
prosecutor, but such as will meet the just
requirements ofthe law in protecting the
public interest. That this is a sound contention is proved by the fact that it is allowed as a plea in justification, but unfortunately it is a plea too often lost sight of
when sentence is pronounced. These reflections are suggested by two very serious
libel cases that have been disposed of in
British Columbia Courts recently. In the
one case, R. C. Edwards, the proprietor
and editor of the most scandalous sheet
published in Canada, the Calgary Eye-
Opener, grossly, falsely and maliciously
libelled Mr. E. P. Davis, K.C, one of the
most brilliant and capable barristers in the
Province. Yet, because Mr. Davis, having
"cleared his character" from such aspersions (an entirely unnecessary proceeding),
was graciously pleased to accept a most abject apology from R. C. Edwards; the lat
ter was allowed to go without further punishment, indeed without any punishment at
all, for such a man has no sense of decency,
and to him apologies mean nothing. It
may be creditable to Mr. Davis that he had
no wish to see his libeller punished; but
he, of all men, might have remembered the
public interest in a matter of such gravity.
When one considers the prevalence of libel
in Canadian and American newspapers, and
the disastrous and almost fatal results attributed to the system, it is impossible to
view with equanimity the result of the Edwards case. But there is another case, of
even greater importance—that in whicii one
Daniels, the editor of the South Fort George
Herald, grossly libelled Mr. G. H. Hammond of Vancouver, President of the Natural Resources Company. The circumstances of this case are of a most aggravating nature. It has been dragged through
the Courts for nearly a year. The defendant has had every leniency shown to him,
including an adjournment to enable to procure evidence by commission in the United
States when he undertook to prove that
Mr. Hammond was a "gaolbird." At the
recent trial before Mr. Justice Morrison,
the defence literally crumbled to pieces;
there was not a particle of evidence to substantiate the charges whicii Daniels had
made. The American Commission had
ended in a fizzle, and rarely if ever in the
Canadian Courts has. a judge delivered such
a scathing denunciation of the conduct of
a prisoner—a denunciation running to nearly three colmuns of newspaper type. Yet
after all this, the libeller is allowed to go
free without any punishment except a
nominal sentence, equal to the number of
days he had already been in custody, and
with the admonition (not a stipulated condition) that he ought to make "a manly
apology" to Mr. Hammond. It is difficult
to see where the public received any consideration in this matter, and equally difficult to see what check a successful libel
suit imposes on the irresponsible libelling
of respectable public men. It is all very
well for Mr. Hammond's counsel to respond
to the suggestion of the Judge that his
client would be sure to approve of the
leniency; he could hardly do less. Indeed,
he comes out of the trial with flying
colours; his reputation for commercial integrity being enhanced by his magnanimity;
but The Week ventures to think that the
course adopted by the respected Judge,
whom everyone knows to be the kindest-
hearted of men, falls short of meeting the
just requirements of the case, and may, not
improbably, act as an encouragement to
men of the Daniels type to continue their
nefarious work. Perhaps the most significant comment oil the whole matter is that,
in spite of the leniency of the Judge and
the magnanimity of the prosecutor, nothing has yet been heard of that "manly
Tlie resignation of Mr. F. D.
Monk was not unexpected. Indeed, the Liberal press, by dint of working
overtime, has persuaded a large section of
the people that every French supporter of
the Government was ready to revolt. Such
a view would appear to be too superficial.
There is nothing in the resignation of Mr.
Monk inconsistent with his loyalty to the
British throne, or his allegiance to the Conservative Party. His resignation is the action of an honourable, conscientious man
who, having given a pledge on assumed
premises, found himself unable to redeem
it when the premises were altered. When
Mr. Monk entered the Cabinet, there was
a distinct understanding, both between Mr.
Borden and his Ministers and between Mr.
Borden and the country, that before the
Naval policy of the Government took the
form of any legislative act, that policy
should be submitted to the verdict of the
constituencies.   That is still Mr. Borden's
intention, and it is certain that he will honourably carry it out. But, meanwhile, a
new condition has arisen. Mr. Borden and
several of his Ministers have been to England ; they have conferred with the Admiralty and with the British Government; they
have been taken into the confidence of the
Ministers at Home; all the secrets of th'e
Empire have been bared to them and they
have been convinced by representations
made and by information supplied that the
Empire is face to face with a serious crisis.
This crisis constitutes an emergency, and
the British Government has suggested that
any action whicii the Dominion might see
fit to take should, in order to be of the
greatest avail, be taken promptly. It is understood that in consequence of these representations, Mr. Borden is prepared to
recommend an emergency contribution of
a substantial amount. This is a new feature; and while it is not, strictly speaking,
a part of the Naval Policy, it complicates
matters to this extent, that as it was not
contemplated when Mr. Monk joined the
Cabinet, and as it involves a departure from
what was then anticipated, Mr. Monk feels
unable to give such a measure his support,
although he is in no sense adverse to the
progressive permanent Naval Policy which
will be announced at the coming session
of Parliament. The Liberals are entitled
to all tlie comfort they can derive from
the defection of Mr. Monk; but if they are
honest they will admit that he leaves the
Cabinet on a side issue, and not on the main
principle involved in the Dominion policy
of permanent Defence.
more hard-working, deserving class
of men in the community than the
letter-carriers. If they were paid in proportion to the value of their contribution
to the sum total of happiness, they would
all be millionaires. But that is out of the
question. There are, however, few people
conversant with their duties ancl the amount
of laborious, self-denying labour they perform who do not think that they are very
much underpaid. There is a movement
under way for securing an increase in wages
for letter-carriers throughout the Dominion.
This removes the matter from the sphere
of purely local interest, but it is not out of
place to express the hope that the efforts
of the Letter-Carriers' Union will be successful, and that a reasonable increase will
be granted. The Week understands that
tlie amount asked for is only a modest fifty
cents a day, and this can hardly be refused.
Whilst writing on the subject, the suggestion occurs that this class of labour should
be remunerated, not by clay wage, but by
annual stipend. Such an arrangement
would remove the letter-carriers from the
classilication of casual labour, and give
them sonic guarantee of permanency of employment. It would also pave the way for
superannuation allowance and old age pensions. There is a further question which
naturally crops up in connection with the
letter-carriers: What happens when he is
sick, or when urgent domestic or public
duties necessitate his absence from work?
This must occur at times, and if the letters
do not come as usual the householder naturally raises a howl. But, as a matter of
fact, the letters do come—usually brought
by some "green" hand drafted in for the
occasion. Why should not the Post Office
staff include one or two extra men who
might be moved around ancl become familiar
with all the postal routes, and so qualify
themselves to furnish a much-needed substitute in case of emergency? The public
is so much indebted to the letter-carriers
that it would gladly support any movement
whicii would at the same time render their
lot easier and increase the efficiency of the
department. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1912
"Who killed  Cock Robin?"
"I,"   said    the   Sparrow,
"With my bow and arrow,
"I killed Cock Robin."
"Who wrote the letter?"
"I," said the Minister
With   Grand  Trunk record  sinister
"With   my  little pen,
"I.t my little den,
I think that I have spoken often
enough about the dangers whicii Beacon Hill Park affords to the young
girls. But the authorities seem to
take no notice, and it becomes necessary for me to cease to disguise my
language, and speak quite plainly.
Beacon Hill Park is no longer a safe
place for a young girl to frequent; it
is hardly a safe place for a man, unless he has a gun in his pocket. I
believe I am speaking for the Editor
of The Week, when I say that this
paper has always "stood out" for
clean treatment; has always urged
that the citizens of Victoria are entitled to the protection for which
they pay, and that their park should
be sufficiently policed to enable the
daughters of their citizens to walk
therein without offensive molestation.
* *   *
Yes, yes, we have the time; that is,
if we look for it on Government
Street. We ought to have a City
Hall, with a time-keeping clock, but
the City Hall clock has about as
much idea of keeping time as the
"Lounger's" watch. I plead guilty
occasionally to forgetting to wind my
watch up, but if anybody in this
world has a right to forget such little
things as this, it is surely the
"Lounger." But the City clock should
be in the hands of a civic dignitary,
and civic dignitaries are supposed to
have morals far in advance of those
possessed by "Loungers." When I
wake up in the morning, and find that
my watch is stopped at, say two
o'clock, I grunt, and turn over on my
pillow and say "Tut, tut, this must
not happen again." I wonder if the
man who looks after the City clock
does the same.
* *   *
And while we are talking about the
City clock, I might suggest that the
citizens of Victoria would receive
more benefit from it, if it were better
lighted. As a city, we are pretty
wealthy; we have a Citizens' Committee; we have a Progressive Club, and
we have a Slogan. Don't forget the
Slogan; it tells you all about the climate, but it doesn't tell you much
about the atmosphere behind the City
clock, and the average man from the
East, who has wandered here from
Toronto, or Ottawa, finds it very hard
to tell what time it is after midnight.
* *   *
It is not often that I get poetic,
in fact, poetry, myself and the Editor
never manage to hit it off. My idea
of poetry, and the Editor's are distinctly divergent, but I believe I have
a vein of poetry hidden away in the
back of my composition, and when I
wake up in the morning, and see a
great grey sea, backed by a bank of
snow-capped mountains, I realize
that there is a beauty in this world,
which is not to be touched by the
cynicism of a cheap scribe.
* *   *
Our dear old Family Newspaper is
again to the fore with a criticism of
the pictures which were shown last
week in the Alexandra Club; the
Family Journal distinguished itself, as
usual, by a somewhat fatuous remark.
There was on exhibitor, whose pictures are considered favourably in
London, but, of whom, the Family
Journal has nothing good to say. I
am imly a novice in the business, and
do not profess to know very much
about art, but I do not feel that I am
not taking too much upon myself
when I suggest to the Journal, that
it employs an art critic, who knows
the difference between a picture and
a piece of wall-paper.
In another portion of The Week
will be found a report of a meeting
held on Salt Spring Island by the
Navy League. I have no wish to interfere with my colleague's writing,
but I feel that I should not be acting
up to my principles if I did not make
some mention of this convention. I
understand that Salt Spring is setting
an example to the whole of the Province, and is evidencing a spirit of
naval enthusiasm which may well be
copied by communities in the Province, and by other provinces in the
*   *   *
The older that our civilization
grows the harder it is, apparently, to
kill a man. We have an instance of
this modern phenomenon right here
in Victoria. My readers may remember that at the beginning of the year
before last there was a hold-up outside Portland, Oregon; that the robbers, having successfully robbed one
house, went on their way rejoicing to
another, the 7-Mile Road-House,
where they shot up the bar-tender,
J. Manley Thompson. One bullet,
fired into his head, split, one portion
lodging at the base of his brain, and
the other shattering his ear-drum. As
he still seemed alive and kicked, the
second bandit fired into his right
breast and the bullet, deflecting,
entered both lungs. The scoundrels were captured and were
sentenced to long terms of imprisonment, and the victim—did he
die? Not he. He went to hospital
and came out cured. At the end of
last month he took unto himself a
wife, and he is now one of the gamest
little bar-tenders who thrives in our
wonderful Victoria climate. This is
not a good advertisement for teetotallers who regard any man behind
the bar as first cousin to the devil
and therefore   doomed   to   an   early
*   *   *
I remember, long ago, reading an
article in a magazine which took particular trouble to explain the difference between an elevator and a lift.
Apparently, one is English, and the
other is American, but I don't profess to know which is which. I have
a sort of sneaking recollection that
the elevator lifted and the lift elevated, and one of them is far superior
to the other. Victoria has several
office buildings, and they possess apparatus for conveying people from the
ground floor to the top. I don't
know whether they are "elevators" or
"lifts," but I do know that they represent the slowest form of progress
known to civilization. The operators
in charge have a habit of hanging
their head's out of the cage, to see if
there are any prospective passengers
within the next block. They want to
stop at each floor, and take it as a
personal grievance if anybody requires their services before the
fourth or fifth floor. Most of these
operators are drawn from the land of
Japan, and should be only too glad
to have a job at all. They are employed, I presume, because they are
cheap. I have an idea that there are
many white men in the City of Victoria, who are unemployed, who are
perfectly capable of running a lift, and
who would be far more acceptable to
many business men in the town, and
also to the
A splendid list of prizes have been
donated for the Thanksgiving Day
shoot of the Civilian Rifle Association
which will be held on Monday at the
rifle ranges.
The prizes together with  the club
championship (a silver cup) presented
by ShJortt, Hill & Duncan, and the
season buttons will be presented at a
club "smoker" to be held on Tuesday
evening, October 29, in the Foresters'
hall, commencing at 8 p.m. The officers of the club would like to see all
members present to celebrate the
wind-up of a successful season. The
club also extends a hearty invitation
to the shooting members of the
Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery
and the Fifth Regiment.
The prize list follows:
Class A
200 yards—Mr. R. V. Harvey, 2;
500 yards—David Spencer, Ltd., $5;
600 yards—Watson & McGregor,
carvers, value $4; aggregate—Mr.
John Tolmie, cup, value $5.
Class B
200 yards—G. Sheldon-Williams,
$3; 500 yards—J. Cochrane, razor
strop, value $2.50; 600 yards—Peden
Bros., thermos bottle, value $3; aggregate—E. G. Prior, Gillette razor,
value $5.
Class C
200 yards—Mr. T. G. Thomas, $2;
200 yards, second prize—Pichon &
Lenfesty, score book, value 50c; 500
yards—Mearns & Fuller, umbrella,
value $2.50; 600 yards—Spence & Doherty, hat, value $3; aggregate—Pen-
nock & Godfrey, links, value $4.
500 Yards—Ten Shots
Class A—E. J. Gollop, pewter cup,
value $3; Class B—S. Williams, pewter cup, value $3; Class C—Capt. Mcintosh, pewter cup, value $3.
800 Yards—10 Shots
Class A—A. A. Clayton, military
brushes, value $6; Class B—Windsor
Grocery, $5; Class C—R. Watson, one
pair boots, value $5; grand aggregate
—Weiler Bros., silver cup, value $6.
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The Chocolate Soldier
I have always contended that I am
a heathen from 'way back; if I hadn't
been, I should not have reached October 19th, in the year of our Lord,
1912, without having seen "The Chocolate Soldier." I was familiar with
the music; I had some idea of the
nature of the play, and I had great
hopes that I was going to enjoy myself immensely last Saturday night.
Hopes are one thing, realization is
quite another, and I confess to a feeling of great  disappointment  in the
oning "British Films." We have
heard so- much in this Western country about the Americanization of our
moving picture houses, and this set of
films, detailing, as they did, the life
and occupations of a boy in the British Navy, were well calculated to
arouse the enthusiastic support which
they received.
Romano's Theatre
There are two seasons in the moving picture world; one is the hot season, when you wander into a cool,
dimly lighted hall, in order to escape
natter of "The Chocolate Soldier."
This was not the fault of the Com-
>any; the parts were well taken, and
aken well; the leading lady had a
lear soprano voice; her chief sup-
iort was a mezzo of more than ayer-
ige ability; the tenor was good, so
vas the baritone and the basso. I
lave, therefore, no fault to find with
he Company, and am sorrowfully
orced to realise that I have grown
00 old for the modern play-actor and
that I fall back while the theatre-gong world wags on.
Princess Theatre
"Are You a Mason" has been a
great success the past week and nightly people were turned away. It was
certainly a laughing week. All of the
cast were excellent, and honours were
evenly divided. Next week the Williams Players put on the most pretentious production they have yet attempted. No less than a revival of
he noted drama, "The Two Orphans." This is the play in which
Sate Claxton starred so many years,
nd it calls for a very large cast also
pecial scenery, costumes, and stage
sffects, all of which will be given it
)y the Williams management. Miss
Mildred Page in Louise, the blind girl,
s especially well cast, and all the
ither members of the company have
nost important parts. Mr. Ray Rip-
ey, a new addition to the company,
ill make his first appearance in "The
wo Orphans," as Count De Liniere.
"Two Orphans" will be played all
ireek, and a special matinee will be
ut on Thanksgiving day in addition
o the usual matinee.
Empress Theatre
The Empress Theatre has a good
how this week. Starting backwards,
alls & Falls gave a most amusing
nd excellent acrobatic turn, while
len Ellison proves his title to be
onsidered a first class entertainer.
,eonard and Whitney in "Duffy's
ise," and Pritzkow and Blanchard in
A Mixed Affair," give a great deal
f life to a very entertaining show,
nd they are well seconded by Howell
z Scott, who have the patter business
The Majestic
It was a real pleasure to see Yates
treet adorned with a sign emblaz-
the sun, and the other is when the
wind is blustering and the rain is
falling, and you while away the time,
by sitting in a warm and comfortable
place of amusement, watching pictures flash to and fro on the screen,
and that is what Romano's are out
for, and what the patrons of Romano's
Crystal Theatre
The Broad Street House is always
out for a novelty, and if they can't
get it in one way, they get it in another. Last week, we had a boxing
kangaroo, and this week, we have a
series of novelties which are fully up
the mark. Amateur night on Wednesday night showed an aggregation
of talent, of which Victoria may well
be proud. No moving-picture house
in the City has worked harder than
the Crystal to satisfy its patrons, and
no house better deserves the success
which has attended its efforts.
Bought and Paid For
Bad hours occur, one imagines, in
the life of every human being, from
the highest to the lowest. Probably
very young children to whom the
world is new and very old people who
are conscious of nothing but the need
for rest escape them, but to the rest
of us they come over and over again,
those hours when nothing will go
right," says Diva Marolda, the telephone girl in William A. Brady's
"Bought and Paid For" Company,
which will be presented at the Victoria Theatre on Monday and Tuesday, October 28 and 29. "If one of
them comes during your working
hours you will certainly do it with
great difficulty. If, despairing and furious, you turn from work to play
you will find nothing but irritation in
the game. If you try to dodge the
wretched time by slumber you will be
kept miserably awake, suspended on
that tormenting border that lies between sleep and the full activity of
the mind. If you appeal to your pet
novelists- for company through the
period, you will discover that his
writings are stale and dull. In a
word, when one of these hours is upon you there is no sort of goodness
to be found in the world. Sunshine
is a glaring insult and rain a personal injury.    The singing birds are a
public nuisance, and children at play
should be suppressed. You turn up
your nose at all the loveliness that
has ever been in the world. I know
many people who spend good money
on drugs of doubtful virtue when the
mood is upon them," says the actress,
"but the best remedy that I ever
found for it was given to me by an
old lady some years ago. It is this:
Regardless of how badly you feel,
place yourself' before a mirror and
begin smiling and making faces at
yourself. In a few minutes you will
discover that you are laughing at your
own silly facial expressions and will
forget that the world is so miserable
and dreary. People should not become discouraged when these bad
hours come upon them for it is just
one of those mysteries, those annoying but stimulating things which do
so much to keep us interested in life
and pledged to the battle of living."
Dustin Farnum in "The Littlest
While Edward Peple, the author of
Dustin Farnum's play, "The Littlest
Rebel," which comes to the Victoria
Theatre on Thursday, October 31st,
was on a visit to relatives in Fredericksburg, Va., he eames across an old
set of furniture that was used in the
home of Jubal Early, the great Confederate General. Mr. Peple purchased the furniture and presented it
to Manager A. H. Woods, who will
use it in the last act of the Farnum
play. Another interesting feature of
the production is the engagement of
an old Union soldier, 75 years old,
who served under General McClellan
with one of the batteries during the
war. The old soldier will supervise
the firing of the large cannon during
the battle scene.
Dustin Farnum as Col.   Morrison,  in his
great success, "The Littlest Rebel," at
Victoria Theatre,  Thursday,
October 31
"Officer 666"
Augustin MacHugh's melodramatic
farce, "Officer 666," which Cohan &
Harris will present here at the Victoria Theatre for one night, Monday,
November 4th, is a play that provokes
heart throbs and hearty laughter produced by the unfolding of the plot of
mystery in which the scenes of this
tremendously interesting farce are
ln the play "Officer 666" is induced
by the sign of a five hundred bill to
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Navy League Meeting
The annual mass meeting of the Victoria and Esquimalt
Branch of the Navy League will be held at the Victoria Theatre
on Wednesday, October 30th, at 8.30 p.m.
Sir Richard McBride will address it as usual, as will other
well known men of both parties.
The League has been promised the assistance of one or two
excellent singers and a chorus of twenty Bluejackets.
All seats are free except the front row and the boxes and
these are in charge of the Trafalgar Branch of the Daughters of
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The Week
A Provincial Newspaper and Review
published every Saturday by
"The Week" Publishing
Company, Limited
Published at  1208  Government  St.,
Victoria, B.C., Canada
By Bohemian
It was my great gootl fortune during a recent visit to Saskatchewan
to meet Archdeacon Robins of Athabasca Landing, who was journeying
to Winnipeg to attend an important
meeting of Church dignitaries. I travelled with him a whole day, and in
the course of many delightful conversations gleaned an insight not only
into the marvels of the great North
land, but into the equally marvellous
activities of the Church in that vast
silent region.
Archdeacon Robins is a fine athletic, muscular Englishman, hardly yet
in the prime of life, every inch a man
and physically not unlike the 'great
missionary Bishop Selwyn, whom I
knew so well nearly forty years ago.
He heard the call of the widest and
possibly the most necessitous mission
field in the world, and threw up his
home parish, with all its attractions
and charms, to lead a life of self-
denial and strenuous toil under conditions entirely new to him but to
which he has in a very short time become adapted.
The Archdeacon has only been in
Canada about four years; he has
spent the whole of his time in Athabasca, and since the death of Bishop
Holmes a year and a half ago has
borne the burden of a diocese which
stretches from the Rockies to Hudson's Bay, and from the Saskatchewan to the Arctic circle.
The Archdeacon is a man of great
vigour, of untiring industry and of
supreme devotion. He must also be
a master of detail, or he could never
carry on the immense work involved
in, meeting the growing necessities of
,a vast territory which is just beginning to awaken from the sleep of
No one could talk to the archdeacon without realizing that he has a
grasp of the situation, and that if any
man can secure the necessary funds
to build churches, and to carry on thc
work of the diocese, he is the man.
It is a stupendous task, but the
foundations have been well laid, for
his predecessors have been men of
mighty spiritual power and of splendid devotion. Indeed his heritage is
enough to stimulate one of the highest achievements, for he is treading
in the footsteps of heroes, of whom
indeed "the world was not worthy."
When one thinks of the frozen
North, the mind runs to the stories
whicii have leaked out through the
300 years that the Company of Adventurers known as the Hudson's
Bay Co. have established forts, carried on the greatest fur trade in the
world, and furnished the only relieving colour to an everlasting sky of
grey, in a land inhabited by Indians
and Eskimo.
But the Church heroes of the past
traversed all this country, and wherever a station had been established
their footsteps tended. At what cost
to themselves, at what personal suffering, at what sacrifice of life, will
never be known until that day when
"the books are opened."
The true romance of the North, fascinating as it is, lies not so much
in those exciting stories which have
seized the public imagination and
which tell of the lonely lives of the
trappers, of the expeditions of the
Hudson's Bay agents, of exciting adventures, and of dark tragedies, but
rather those which could tell of the
sublime devotion of that little band of
men which interpreted their Master's
command literally and went forth in
to the uttermost parts of the earth
that the gospel might be preached to
every creature.
These men laid the foundation, and
laid it well, and their successors, like
the Archdeacon of Athabasca, are
carrying on a work which has indeed
been consecrated with the blood of
Among the many fascinating stories
which I heard from the lips of the
Archdeacon none appealed to me
more than those dealing with the
life and work of Bishop Bompas. I
was perhaps more interested in this
because I had the great honour of
meeting the Bishop in Montreal about
ten years ago, and the occasion was
one which can never be forgotten.
It was at a meeting of the Church
Missionary Society held in St.
George's, a fitting place for such a
gathering, where the bishops of the
Anglican Church met the merchant
princes of the Dominion. There were
nine or ten bishops present, including the Venerable Archbishop Mach-
ray, Primate of all Canada, Bishop
Bond, Bishop DuMoulin, Bishop
Sweatman, Bishop Baldwin, Bishop
Stringer, Bishop Pinkham, and Bishop
It was the occasion on which Canon
Tucker made his first appeal to the
Anglican Church as Secretary of the
C. M. S. All these men delivered fine
addresses, but none appealed to me
so much as Bishop Bompas; a thin,
spare-built man of middle age, who
looked far from strong, although he
must have been wiry, who told us in
the utmost simplicity of language and
with an art which indeed concealed
art, that he had lived in the frozen
North for a quarter of a century and
had never been down to civilization
since he went there.
In order to paint a true picture of
the life of a Bishop in such a diocese
he had to tell of great hardships and
sufferings endured, of heartbreaking
disappointments, and of a life which
lacked every element of comfort, and
in which it was oftentimes a year between the receipt of news from the
outer world. Yet as he told of his
travels through this country, often
hundreds of miles to visit a sick person, or to administer consolation to
the dying, one realized that here was
a consecrated life, without a thought
but to do the Master's work "while
it was day."
But the thing which struck me most
was that after such a recital the
Bishop should plead with tears in his
eyes for a few thousand dollars to
enable him to go back and resume
his work. He did not plead in vain,
and he went back; never again to
visit the civilization from which he
had already been banished for half a
lifetime. Five years later he died at
his post, and left the Anglican Church
an imperishable record which can
never fail to be a stimulus to his
colleagues in every part of the mission field.
I should like to close this brief
and very imperfect appreciation of a
man who indeed carried the torch
of light into the dark places of the
earth by telling the story of his visit
to civilization.
After twenty-five years he obeyed
the summons of his Primate to come
down. Travelling by canoe and on
foot in clothing which would hardly
differentiate him from a tramp, the
venerable Bishop reached one of the
river boats plying on the Saskatchewan. Presenting himself at the purser's office, he asked in a very mild
tone if he could purchase passage and
secure a berth. The purser evidently
thought he was a tramp, for he hesitated and then somewhat dubiously
remarked, "Oh I suppose so," and
with scant courtesy received the passage money and handed over a ticket.
Now there were few white men in
the Athabasca country who had not
at one time or another met Bishop
Bompas, and there happened to be
one on board who witnessed the
above incident.
Under the influence of great indignation hc hunted out the Captain and
pointing to the Bishop who was
lounging on the forrard deck he said:
"Do you know who that man is over
"What," asked the Captain, "do you
mean that old fellow?"
"Yes, if you like, but that old fellow is the Lord Bishop of this diocese,
and you ought to apologize to him
for the way your purser has treated
Needless to say the Captain gladly
made the "amende honourable," whicii
was received in the most humble and
deprecatory manner by the Bishop.
A few days later he reached Winnipeg, in the same outfit, and carrying
one grip, as much the worse for wear
as his clothing. He went direct to
the home of Archbishop Machray, and
probably by accident found his way
to the back door. On opening it the
servant perceived a venerable looking
man, with hair and beard untrimmed,
clothing disreputable, and grip third
class, who asked if His Grace was at
The servant said "Yes," but he was
dining, and prompted by the spirit of
kindness in which she had been bidden always to treat callers she asked
the old man in, suggesting that he
had better wait.
She gave him a seat in the kitchen,
and judging from his gaunt appearance that he had not dined, she asked
him to have something to eat.
He graciously accepted, and made
a good meal.
Bye and by the servant said: "I
will go and see if His Grace is ready
to receive you. "What name shall I
take in?"
"Bompas," replied the Bishop.
A minute later a scuffling was
heard at the door, hurried footsteps
altogether lacking the dignity of a
Primate, found their way to the
kitchen, and Archbishop Machray,
who was one of the warmest-hearted
men living, and an old personal acquaintance of Bishop Bompas, rushed
in and overwhelmed him with greetings and reproaches. They both
laughed over the episode.
Such is the simplicity of the great
ones of the earth; and such is the
greatness of some of the men who
serve the Church and their fellow-
Kootenay Revisited
The charm of Kootenay lingers; indeed, it grows, and although fifteen
years have passed since I first gazed
on its beauty, on those all too rare
occasions when I revisit the lakes and
mountains of the Switzerland of British Columbia, I realize that there is
an added beauty and an added charm.
I still maintain that nowhere in lhe
world, at any rate nowhere that I
have heard of or read of, is there a
more magnificent combination of
lake, river, and mountain scenery,
than on Slocan or Kootenay Lake;
and this Fall, there has been a spell
of summer weather, all too late in
coming it is true, but all the more
glorious when it did arrive. Now that
the tints of autumn are painted on the
mountain sides and along the river
banks, there is a panorama of colour
which could not be excelled.
A few weeks ago, as I looked from
the deck of the vessel which conveys
passengers from Kootenay Landing
to Nelson, I was confirmed in a long
standing opinion that the vista from
Balfour up the north arm of Kootenay Lake, towards Kaslo, and Ar-
genta, is unsurpassed.
The most noticeable feature in the
Kootenay today is the extent to
which the forest has been stripped
from the shores of the lake and orchards, and homesteads have been
One cannot travel a mile in the
long stretch between Nelson and
Kootenay Landing without visioning
a new settlement; one wonders that
people do not fall into the lake. The
strip of land looks so narrow in the
distance, but as the steamer zig-zags
from shore to'shore to call at some
new landing place with supplies, or to
pick up a consignment of fruit, one
sees that thc ribbon has expanded to
a bench, and behind that is another
bench, and in some instances, when
the trees are cleared away to the
foot of the mountains, thc valley is a
mile wide.
This lake frontage is being taken
up rapidly, and from a merely nominal
value of a few dollars an acre, for
which it could have been acquired
five dr six years ago, it has mounted
to as much as $560 an acre, and where
there were then perhaps half a dozen
settlements, there are now dozens.
Some of these settlements are extensive, as at Sunnyside, a few miles
west of Balfour, where there must be
500 acres of clearing, and many thousands of fruit trees.
Perhaps, however, the most noticeable development is at Boswell, on
the east side of Kootenay Lake, a
few miles south of Crawford Bay.
Here Earl Grey purchased a tract of
land, which has been cleared and
planted, and a summer residence has
been built. This has stimulated local
development, and Boswell will soon
be quite a notable little farming
Crawford Bay, too, is going ahead,
and sent a very creditable exhibit to
the Nelson fruit fair.
It is pleasing to notice that some
of the old settlements are doing well.
The settlers have had a hard time,
and many lean years, but they have
held on, and are just beginning to
reap their reward; it matters not
whether, through the medium of a
well organized scheme of distribution for their orchard products, or
through enhanced prices for their
land, they can now make money.
Among the more noticeable settlements is the one of Willow Point,
where Mr. C. W. West has for many
years owned a valuable property.
I cannot leave the fruit growing
feature of Kootenay without speaking
of two really great centres further
afield; the first is Creston, which is
destined to become one of the largest
producers of apples of any one section in the Province.
When I first passed through this
district 15 years ago, it was all primeval forest, and could have been
purchased for a song; today something like 4000 acres have been
cleared and planted with fruit trees,
and it is estimated that there is a
total of 30,000 acres of fruit land in
the valley. The fruit is of the highest
quality, and took nine medals with
13 exhibits at the last Spokane fair.
Land values here, uncleared, have
risen to $200 an acre. Creston is becoming quite a town, and if people
will have a little patience, and are
more intent on development than
speculation, the future of Creston is
assured, and land values are bound
to become established.
The other large centre to which I
would refer is Grand Forks. Here
I make bold to say are some of the
finest apple orchards in the world.
On the celebrated Collins ranch, I
saw apples of two varieties at least,
which I venture to say are unexcelled for colour, quality, size and
condition. I refer to "Mcintosh
Reds" and "Alexanders."
Most people think of Grand Forks
as a mining and smelting centre, and
it enjoys the distinction of possessing one of the most remarkable copper mines and one of the largest
copper smelters, in the world, but I
venture to think that when all its
mines are exhausted, and that will be
a long time, and its smelter crumbling,
it will still be producing thousands
of tons of apples for the markets of
the world.
It is an ideal apple country, the
grade of its fruit is already established. It is exporting not only to
middle and eastern Canada, but to
the United States, to England and to
Germany. Whilst there I saw a letter
of recent date from a leading firm of
apple importers in London, offering
to take the whole of the produce of
a celebrated Grand Forks orchard for
this season.
I have no intention of discussing
economics in this casual article, but
it is not out of place to mention that
the Grand Forks fruit growers have
already learned the necessity for cooperation. They have established a
fruit packing warehouse where the
fruit is properly graded and boxed,
and from which it is now being
shipped all over the world. If outsiders want a pointer, I will give it
to them, by paraphrazing a sentence
which has been widely used of late
in connection with Canadian development. It is "Watch Grand Forks
The other predominating feature of
the Kootenay today is the revival of
the mining industry. Thanks to the
present high price of metals, and the
support accorded to the industry,
through seven or eight lean years, by
the Dominion Government bounty on
lead, things are looking rosier than
at any time during the last twelve
or fourteen years.
I dri not wish to particularize
where so many individual interests
are concerned, and will content my- 1
self with saying that the "Silvery
Slocan" is about to have a "rennais-
ance," that the copper properties of
Rossland are developing unexpected
values at depth, and that Sheep Creek
is bound to be a gold producer for
many years to come.
Too  much  credit cannot  be given
to the people of the Kootenay for the
courage  and  persistence  which  they
have   displayed.     Starting   originally
on a mining boom, they experienced
the inevitable consequences which always  follows  when  the  "wild   cats"
have been sorted out.   Thousands of
people who rushed into the country,
expecting  to  strike a  bonanza  in
day rushed out again, between  i8t
and 1902, and only those who stayed
determined to hold on to what the;
had,   know   what  a   struggle   it  ha
been, but they have won out.   Thei
versatility  has  led them to  develo
other resources in their lumber an
fruit lands;   mining is no longer tl
only    interest   but   simply    one
sever.-.l, and so more permanent foui
dations have been laid.
The Kootenay may possibly be o
the brink of marvellous development
i'l connection with zinc ores; thi
alone would put the country "on it
feet," for the loss of zinc value;
which in many of the silver lead ore
would be high, is a serious handicaj
Science must triumph in this matte
soon or later, meanwhile, the Koo
tenay is more than ever a factor i
the prosperity of British Columbi;
and is more than ever entitled to th
sympathy and support of all who ca
lend a hand in advancing its interest!
W. B.
"Is this, then to be the end of our ri
mance?" he asked.
"No," she answered. "My lawyer will ca
on you in the morning. I havc a bushel ar
a half of your letters."
Algy—"I begin to realise that I am 1
longer a mere youth now that I have got
little hair on my lips."
Miss   Smart—"Yes,   and   I   suppose   in
month or two you will have another one."
Millionaire (showing his library to distil
guished novelist):    "See them books?"
Novelist:    "Yes."
Millionaire: "All bound in calf, ain't they?
Novelist:    "So they are!"
Millionaire (drawing himself up): "Wei
sir, I'm proud to say I killed all them calve
with my own hands."
"Yes," saift the business man, "I have give:
up trying to collect that little bill from Jor
kins. You see, he is a pretty big fellow, am
he used to throw my collectors out."
"Then why didn't you employ a wom.11
collector?   He couldn't do that to a woman.'
"That's what I thought, so I got one an
sent her round,  but  she  never came  back.
"Why not?"
"He married her."
Teddy: "I say, mamma says you are g<
ing to take sister away."
Benedict: "Yes, in a few weeks she's con
ing to my home; and my mamma and pap
will be her mamma and papa."
Teddy:    "I see;  then she'll be your sisti
same as she was mine.    Hut, I say, don't yo
do  anything she  doesn't like,  for if you
she'll   bang   you   about   awfully   when   yoi
mamma and papa ain't looking."
At the Victoria Book and Stationery Co., 1004 Government
St., Victoria, B.C.:
"The Red Button," by Will
Irwin.   $1.50.
"Their Yesterdays," by Harold Bell Wright.   $1.50.
"The Jingo," by George Randolph Chester.   $1.50.
At Fullbrook-Sayers Stationery Co., 1220 Government St.:
"Their Yesterdays," by author
of "Winning Barbara Worth."
"The Jingo," by author of
"Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford."
"The Streets of Ascalon," by
author of "Common Law."
$1.25- THE WEEK,  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1912
October 16 to 22
October 16—
Seinta Singh—McNair St.—Dwelling  $ 1,500
Albert Turner—Dominion St.—Garage  200
Victoria Phoenix Brewery—Discovery St.—Chimney  3,100
Williams, Grerise & Williams—Forbes St.—Dwelling.... 1,900
Iktober 17—
H. Rigg—Yates St.—Store  250
H. Moody—Morrisey St.—Temp. Dwelling  300
Iktober 18—
B. A. Trust Co.—Fort Street—Offices   35,000
Oliver & Townsend—Granite or Gonzales—Dwelling  2,400
H. & H. Jervis—First St.—Dwelling  1,800
Mary Holland—Metchison St.—Dwelling  2,000
B. C. Motor Truck—Alpha St.—Garage  1,000
ctober 19—
Sardha Ram—Shelbourne St.—Dwelling   850
ptober 21—
Mrs. Ida Lacey—Chapman St.—Dwelling   2,100
A. A. Belbeck—Dallas Road—Dwelling  8,500
J. A. Jeeves—Bridge St.—Stable  2,500
G. A. and E. Stevens—Princess St.—Dwellings  6,000
Ictober 22—
A. A. Godwin—Foul Bay Road—Dwelling   2,000
Hallwards, Ltd.—Johnson St.—Alt. Dwelling  3,500
A. M. Fraser—Hulton St.—Dwelling  2,000
Dr. Riddell—Chester St.—Dwelling and Stable  5,000
A. M. Engwick—Moss St.—Temp. Dwelling  200
S. Jennings—Dallas Road—Dwelling   5,000
D. C. McDowell—Denman St.—Dwelling  2,300
Brock Robertson—Pembroke St.—Dwelling  1,900
E. W. Vinall—Robertson St.—Dwelling  2,000
R. S. Green—Fourth St.—Dwelling  2,000
Last week we printed, in error, a notice to the effect that G. J.
lyan had spent $5,000 in alteration to a saloon on Battery Street.
Jhis notice should have read: "T. J. Ryan, Battery Street, Dwelling,
|5,000.   We regret the mistake, which was purely clerical.
A London daily of repute thinks that signs have not been wanting
Recently of increasing uneasiness in financial circles in regard to the
Immediate future of Canada.   "No one questions," says the writer
|vho sounds the warning, "the great destiny which the Dominion will
iltimately fulfil, with its enormous areas of fertile land and immense
natural resources, but Rome was not built in a day, and Canadians,
vith their boundless energy and self-confidence, haven't laid the mean-
Jing of that proverb sufficiently to heart.   They are in too great a hurry
Ito realize their quite laudable ambition; they want to bridge the next
[decade or two in as many of their brief sessions.   The natural conse-
Iquence is that they seem to be outrunning the constable and have
(borrowed more than they can conveniently pay for."
As an emphasis to these conclusions, the borrowings of Canada
[are cited, but nothing else. An examination of our public borrowings
I in London since 1905 gives the following result:—
1905    £ 13,530,287
1906        6,427,500
1907       11,203,711
1908       29,354,721
1909  '      37,411,723
1910       38,453,808
1911        39,855,517
1912 to date      23,248,641
This is admittedly a heavy borrowing record, but our London
[contemporary was scarcely fair in citing only Canadian loans and telling
[nothing of what has been accomplished with the money.   Broadly
[speaking, the funds have been used for railroad and industrial development and municipal improvements.   Little of the cash has brought disappointment to the lender.   Only in three or four cases have the
borrowers not deserved the help of British capital.   We venture to
assert that the writer of the warning under review has never visited
Canada.   It needs a first-hand examination by the man from Great
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hundred thousands every year and unexploited areas are being brought
into civilization, it is necessary to build thousands of miles of new
railway every twelve months.   That is but one instance.   Railroad
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And scholars of every grade should have thc assurance that their
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development in turn means the construction of rolling stock, rails, the
purchase of plant and machinery, and so on. During the current
calendar year, new railroad construction will probably involve an
expenditure of approximately $115,000,000. That alone would absorb
the whole of our London borrowings of the past nine and a half
months. The companies building locomotives have all been given big
orders by the Canadian Pacific, the Grand Trunk and the Canadian
Northern Railways. The car companies haye also received orders
which will keep them employed far ahead. The Canadian Pacific
Railway has contracted with one concern for over 3,000 new cars to
help move the 1913 crop.
The Western wheat crop is growing larger every year, ancl very
shortly the normal harvest from the prairies should be 200,000,000
bushels. With the greater acreage under cultivation each year, in 1920
the Western provinces should be growing 500,000,000 bushels of wheat.
In turn, that means the purchase of a large amount of agriculture
implements, the production of which employs thousands of hands.
The cultivation of the soil throughout Canada, one of the finest
agricultural countries in the world, gives employment to another class.
Both industrial and agricultural workers buy the necessaries of life,
and many of them are sufficiently well off to purchase the luxuries
also: Therefore, the wheels of the factories from coast to coast are
constantly humming. In short, while our borrowing has been heavy
it has been imperative. We cannot develop without the aid of funds
from abroad, Canada will likely be a heavy borrower for many
years to come.. The picture of industrial and agricultural activity and
general prosperity which the Dominion presents today is the best
possible reply to an unfinished criticism.
The Monetary Times admits that there are possible dangers in the
situation. One is that unbridled optimism may lead to financial obligations which are not justified. But even allowing that every Canadian
business man became unbalanced in his business judgment—an impossible happening—we have the bankers of Canada, who are invariably
of the most conservative type, and act as the best possible check to
undue speculation or bad financing. Our banks cannot prevent the
periodical wave of depression, but they can prevent, as they have done
in the past, any serious financial crash due to over-financing, excessive
credits and similar flaws. Another danger is that in the host of
Canadian applications for money in the London market, unworthy
companies will see an opportunity of raising funds. That cannot be
prevented. It is the duty of the British investor to investigate the
merits of each proposal made to him. If a bad Canadian stock or
bond offering is placed before him he will have no sympathy in securing
in Canada the correct label for the offering.
A statement from Ottawa this week does not bode well for the
success of navigation in Hudson Bay. The naval service department,
it is said, has had to abandon the scheme to send coal to points in
the Hudson Straits for steamers owing to the refusal of the insurance
company to insure the vessel which was to be sent. The vessel
chartered was the Eric, owned by the Job Brothers, St. John's, Nfld.
It is a sealing vessel, strongly built and equipped for ice work, yet the
insurance company would not take the risk, chiefly because in case of
accident very few vessels are in the vicinity to render assistance. The
Pacific Coast outlet for Western Canada has no such drawback.
The broadening interests of Western investors are exemplified in
the recent organization of the Canada Bond Corporation, Limited,
under letters patent of the Dominion of Canada, with an authorized
capital of $2,000,000 in 2,000 shares of $100 each.
The company will buy and sell bonds and debentures of the
government and municipalities and public utility and industrial corporations of Canada, underwrite and assist bond and stock issues of
high-grade Canadian industrial companies, conduct a financial, investment and brokerage business and issue bonds against securities placed
in trust as collateral.
Western names are prominent on the board, and an ex-Winni-
pegger is to be general manager, in the person of Mr. Geo. O. Somers,
formerly of the C. P. R., and more lately associated with Jas. J. Hill
in development of Great Northern properties.
The following gentlemen will act as directors and trustees:—Sir
William Whyte, director of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company;
John C. Eaton, president T. Eaton Company; John C. Eaton, president T. Eaton Company; Sir John Gibson, Lieut-Governor of Ontario; George E. Drummond, Montreal; Sir Hugh Graham, proprietor of the Montreal Star; J. A. M. Aikens, M.P., Winnipeg; G.
T. Somers, president of the Sterling Bank of Canada; Hon. Geo. W.
Brown, Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan; Hon. James A.
Lougheed, senator, Calgary; W. K. George, president Standard Silver
Company; Hon. Thomas W. Paterson, Lieutenant-Governor, province
of British Columbia; Hon. James Hamilton Ross, senator, Regina;
and several prominent financial men of Great Britain.
The head offices of the company will be at 59 Yonge Street, Toronto, with branch offices in London, Eng., Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver and other important cities in the Dominion.
A gentleman meeting a young woman whc
Ijad formerly been a servant in his house
and in whose welfare he was interested, thi
following conversation took place:
"Why, haven't you got married yet?"
"No, sir."
"Well, I thought you would have been mar
ried before now."
"Oh, no, sir; there's two waiting."
"Twol Why, you don't mean to marr
two, do you?"
"No, sir."
"Then who are they?"
"Why, the two that's waiting is the parso
and me;   we are waiting for the man!"
"William,"  said  Tedious  sternly,   "when
asked  you if  Mr.   Markum was  in  thc clu
you said you hadn't seen him.    I just foun
him  in   the  billiard-room,   and   he  says  yo
■aw him come in."
"Oh I   yes, sir," replied the discreet flunke:
"but 'c told me 'e was not 'isself today."
"My   boy,"   says   thc   successful   man,
you want to get along at all you must lcail
to stick to things.    Everlastingly sticking to |
wins in the end."
"Oh,   I   don't   know,"   retorts   the   yout|
"Look  at  the  postage  stamp.    It   sticks
right,  tut  all  it  gets out of it  is  a smal
across  the   face   and   a   place   in   the   wasj
paper basket."
"Ves,  old   Brown's  three  boys  are  a 1J
lot.    Two of them,  at least, ought to be \
"Some  redeeming  quality   about   the  tl*^
one, eh?"
"Yes; he's already there."
Mother;    "Why,   Freddie,   what   are
reading   in   that   book   about   bringing
Freddie:   "I'm just looking to see whct|
I'm  being  properly  brought up."
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Written Specially for The Week
by J. Arthur Hill
A friend of mine has just made his
first pilgrimage to Stratford-on-Avon.
He went in a state of enthusiasm, full
of high expectation. He returns de-
I pressed, not to say disgusted. And
this, I regret to say, is the usual experience of those who visit Shakespeare's birthplace. We come away
| disappointed, and almost angry.
Stratford is living on the memory
lof its great dead, like a vampire bat-
I tering on a corpse.    Touts, beggars,
(guides, and    custodians    combine to
•make  the  place   unendurable.     You
Ipay  a shilling to see  this, and  sixpence to see that; you are pushed and
jmlled about, urged to go here and to
|?o there, and you come away feeling
|that there was next to nothing worth
seeing,  after  all.   You   cheer  up   a
little when you have got away, and
lay to yourself:   "Well, anyhow I can
advertising trustees, anxious to give
us value for our sixpence, inform us
with pride that "the Mulberry Tree
on the central lawn is derived from
a slip of the famous tree which
Shakespeare is believed to 'have planted in his garden in 1609." This information, however, is not very exciting. It has a somewhat discouraging and chilling air of uncertainty and
remoteness; and our pulses maintain
their normal rate.
The Birthplace, however, still
stands. We visit the famous Birthplace (admission sixpence) but find
nothing there whioh existed in
Shakespeare's time, except the walls.
We go next door (another sixpence)
to see the "Birthplace Museum and
Library," and here we do at last find
something rather nearer to the poet
than that mulberry tree, for we are
shown autograph signatures of
Shakespeare's brother Gilbert, of his
elder daughter, and of his son-in-law
John Hall; also the "mark" of his
daughter Judith, who had not learned
to write at the time of her marriage,
Next we go to Anne Hathaway's
cottage (another sixpence). This was
the early home of Shakespeare's wife.
It is a thatched farm-house of the
Elizabethan period, and is about a
mile from the Birthplace. It contains some furniture of corresponding
date, but nothing authentic.
Finally there is Holy Trinity
Church, where Shakespeare and his
wife are buried. (Another sixpence.)
This is at least dignified and impressive, and best worth seeing of all the
show places. The font is that in
which the poet was baptized, and
dates from the fifteenth century. The
central tower dates from about 1210
A.D., the remainder from 1470-1491.
Shakespeare's grave is at the East
end, in the chancel, not far from the
altar; the pavement over it bears
the well-known inscription:
"Good frend for Iesus sake forbearc,
To digg the dust encloased heare,
Blest oe ye man yt spares thes stones,
And curst be he yt moves my bones."
Shakespeare had the special right
of burial here, as part owner of the
look out on life through his eyes, can
nestle into his brain, by reading him.
Thus, and thus only, can we rise momentarily to his stature, gaining the
larger view which is the characteristic, and the value to us, of Genius.
The Islands to the Rescue
In these days of stress, when war
and armaments are foremost in every
man's mouth, when it is a question
whether Canada is to prove her loyalty, and whether Britain herself is
to measure up to that standard which
she has so long maintained amongst
nations of the world, it is refreshing
to read an account of a meeting held
in Salt Spring Island, under the auspices of the Navy League, on the
17th inst. Mr. Clive Phillipps Wolley,
the President of the Provincial
Branch of the Navy League, was one
of the speakers. The population of
Salt Spring is, roughly speaking,
1,000; there was an attendance of
about three  hundred, and the  roads
much to forward the Naval propo-
ganda, and when a meeting is scheduled to take place in their neighbourhood, they are the first to busy themselves in preparing their houses for
visitors, and in showing that hospitality which is such a feature, of
colonial life.
The Week accepts no responsibility for
the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted whether
signed by the real name of the writer
or a nom de plume, but the writer's
name and address must be given to thc
Editor as an evidence of bona fides. In no
case will it be divulged without consent.
Victoria, October 24, 1912.
To the Editor of The Week:
Dear Sir,—Your correspondent,
"Observer," does not know any "common people" in Canada, but he is
anxious to know "who they are, and
(The recent architectural competition
br the Provincial Normal School in
pis city, construction of which upon
ke successful plans of Mr. W. S. C.
lillam of Vancouver is to be pro-
leded with almost immediately, pro-
Ijced as had been anticipated very
Jirited rivalry among those members
the profession concerning them-
|lves more particularly with the denning of public edifices, and brought
(•th a number of especially interest-
designs, each in some particulars
Itinctly   praiseworthy.   All   cannot
win in competitions of this character,
but the evidence contained in the
several submitted designs of the high
standard of professional efficiency
within the province is subject for satisfaction, and a word of appreciation
in connection with the study and
labour given the subject by the leaders
among the unsuccessful competitors
is not out of order. Especially meritorious in the opinion of the judges
was the design submitted by Messrs.
Perry and Nicholais of this city and
Vancouver, who have reason to be
lieve that it would have been chosen
but for the fact that carrying it out
would have involved a considerably
larger expenditure than that contemplated by the Provincial authorities,
on which score it is understood it was
passed over in favour of Mr. Kil-
lam's plan. The design submitted by
Messrs. Perry and Nicholais—the
main facade drawing for which is
herewith reproduced—was conceived
in a most admirable treatment of
transitional Gothic showing consider
able modern feeling. It provided for
a lofty central tower which would
have made a beautiful landmark in the
city;—this tower having long lancet-
shaped windows and well pierced battlements—beneath which was placed
a huge clock with grille-like face.
Two main wings with a central entrance and separate students' entrances made a striking and stately
exterior, the entire building being
treated in the chastely artistic, restrained yet forceful, manner charac
teristic of the authors. In considering the design for Victoria's Normal
School, the fact that it is to be erected
in a province of the British Empire
was regarded by the architects as of
paramount importance. It is perhaps
unnecessary to recall that the tradition of Gothic architecture is inherent
in the Anglo-Saxon race and has been
authoritatively described as the natural form of architectural expression
of the British Empire and its provinces.
|w say I've been—but I don't want
j go again,   and   how    Miss Marie
Irelli can live there I don't know!"
The root fact of the matter is, that
ictically no real relics of Shakes-
jir   are in existence.   The house in
lich he lived after his retirement,
in which he died in  1616, was
|led down in 1759, and the site is
vacant.   Not to be beaten, how-
■£r,    the    "Shakespeare    Birthplace
ust"  has  excavated   the   site,  ex-
^ing the foundations of the house;
these are exhibited to visitors!
■(house adjacent to this vacant site
house  dating back to  the  15th
Itury and therefore well known to
fikespeare,—still   stands,   and   this
been made into a museum, conking portraits of some of Shakes-
Ire's friends, such as  Ben Jonson,
Jyton, Richard Burbage  (a fellow
fer at the Globe Theatre) Nathaniel
lid,  etc.    (Admission  sixpence.)
phe garden behind the dug-up foun-
Sons is pretty much as it was in
(poet's time, but there are no close
ks  of association  with  him.    The
whether she ever learned afterwards
or not; also copies of early editions
of the Plays; also a desk from the
Grammar School where Shakespeare
was educated—known as Shakespeare's desk, though it is long odds
against it happening to have been his.
George Brandes, author of one of
the most excellent books on Shakespeare, tells about his visit to this
shrine a few years ago. The old lady
custodian was voluble in the usual
phonograph style, but had nothing interesting to say. Brandes asked her
if she had read the poet's works. She
seemed surprised, almost hurt. "No,
indeed," she said, "I read my Bible."
A worthy dame, but a trifle limited,
—so to speak! It seems curious to
find anyone in Stratford who has not
read Shakespeare's works, but it is
quite likely that such people are more
common in Stratford than anywhere
else in the civilized world. "Shakes'
peare," here, is not the name of a
great creative genius. It is only a
word which conjures money out of
the pockets of visitors.
tithes. And the dread of his curse
has kept his grave inviolate from then
till now.
From a visit to such places, we
come away with the feeling that a
man's best monument is the work he
has done, and that this petty relic-
hunting is unworthy and almost insulting to his memory. Hero-worship is all very well, but let us worship the hero and his noble qualities,
and not a mulberry tree "said" to have
sprung from a tree which he is "said"
to have planted, or a house next door
to where he once lived. The minutest
knowledge of all the relics and traditions is as nothing compared with a
knowledge of "Hamlet,"**, "Lear,"
"Othello," "Henry IV," and all the
other marvellous productions of
Shakespeare's incomparable genius.
There is the real Shakespeare; not in
the grave in Stratford Church, or
among the relics which provide a living for custodians and parasites. This
thought may reconcile such of us are
unable to visit Birthplaces. We can
get in touch with the poet's-spirit, can
are rotten. Mt. Dean, President of
the Island Branch, was in the chair,
and gave a cheery address of welcome to those members who attended. Mr. Wolley, who was accorded
an enthusiastic reception, remarked on
the spontaneous loyalty of Salt
Spring, which though but the size of
Bermuda, evinced the fact that the
spirit of Nelson was still alive on the
Pacific Coast.
Mr. Pompey Garnett, prestidiga-
tor of Cobble Hill, and Mr. Lucius
Hamilton enlived the proceedings,
whilst Mr. Barrington Foote, as a fair
lady, won the hearts of all the bachelors on the Island.
Mr. Wolley says that Salt Spring
Island "gives the heartiest welcome of
any place on earth, but any other
place will be extraordinarily lucky to
get together so strong a band of entertainers at night, in a place easily
accessible by aeroplane or submarine."
The Navy League in Salt Spring
Island is largely indebted to the
ladies of the Tsland;  they have done
all about them." Well, this is rather
a tall order for even an Editor to fill
"Observer" appears to have lived a
very unobservant "-''7 years," or to
havc passed a secluded upper-crust existence where, even granting he is a
good authority, "common" or vulgar
people are unknown or unheard of.
Can hc admit a vulgar man is a
"common" man, and that more than
half the population of every country
on the face of the earth is composed
of such. "Common people" or vulgarians are found in all ranks and conditions of men from thc highest to
the lowest, and Canada surely is no
exception. I havc found the percentage of common or vulgar men is
much lower amongst those who wield
the pickaxe and spade than in any
other occupation in British Columbia.
And also that the "blue blood" of the
Old Country can be traced amongst
these men more distinctly than in any
other calling. In fact they are "men"
without snobbery.
T. S. K.
Provincial Elections Act
Victoria Electoral District
TAKE NOTICE that objections have been filed with me against the
following persons' names being retained or placed on the List of Voters for
the above district on the grounds set forth.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that I will on Monday, the 18th day
of November, 1912, at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at the Court
House, Bastion Square, Victoria, hold a Court of Revision for the purpose of
hearing and determining said objections.
Unless the person objected to or some other provincial voter on his
behalf appears at the said Court and satisfies me that the said objection is
not well founded, I shall strike the name of the person so objected to off
the said list.
Dated this 22nd day of October, 1912.
Registrar of Voters.
The following persons on the grounds that they have ceased to reside
in the district for a period of six months:—
A'rd, Robert  	
Austin,  Daniel   	
Ball, Leonard William  ..
Basso, Joe 	
Beaton,  James   	
Bell, Sidney Robert	
Blair, Albert  	
Blake, Henry C	
Borissow, Arthur C	
Biay, John 	
Burnett, Hugh  	
Carlsen, Peter 	
Cessford, John Harvey ..
Conn, Robert  	
Cork, Ernest James 	
Cottet, Martin 	
Coulter, Wm. J	
Crocker, Arthur   	
Cross, James 	
Davidson, Daniel 	
Davis, William 	
Daykin, Robert Seymour
DeRidder, Pieter   	
Dove, John 	
Dresser, John Adey 	
Duval, Wm. John 	
Elby,  George   	
Fagan, Matthew 	
Fenley, Thos. Francis ...
Fenning,  Edward   	
Gilroy, William  	
Glazebrook, Arthur 	
Graham, Allan  	
Graham, George 	
Graham, Thos. N	
Hackett, Charles  	
Hill, William 	
Johnson, Ernest 	
Kiely, John  	
Lecorse, Antione  	
Liddy, Harry 	
McConvill, Richard J	
McDonald, Angus J	
McPherson, Graham 	
Marmo, Ottavio 	
Marshall, William 	
Miller,  Edward   	
Morris, Francis Walter ..
Morris, Tom Raymond .
Morton, Thomas Wesley
Moss, Fred'k Charles 	
Muller, Paul  	
Norton,  Mark   	
Pazetto, Humbert  	
Penman,  William   	
Penwill, Charles T	
Picca, Fred Delia  	
Porter,  Harry   	
Racker, Carra 	
Rapson, Sidney   	
Ratcliff, John 	
Ratcliff, William  	
Reeves,  George   	
Rigby,  John   	
Roberts, Albert  	
Robinson, William Fred. ..
Rogers,   Edwin   	
Ross, Richard 	
Rutledge, Frederick  	
Saddler, Thomas J	
Sheilds, Patrick  	
Smith, William 	
Stein, Alexander  	
Tanton, Ransley   	
Thomson, James  	
Thomson, Walter Wm.  ...
Ward, Joe	
Ware, Ernest Saunders ...
West, James 	
Williamson, Charles 	
Wilson, Thos. Scott 	
Wire, Wm. Whitehead —
Young, Alex. Deucher —
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Grand Pacific Hotel, Johnson St.
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Queen's Hotel.
St. Francis Hotel.
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545 Hillside Avenue.
Occidental Hotel.
424 Hillside Avenue.
47 Rock Bay Avenue.
405 John Street.
Corona House.
Victoria Hotel.
508 William Street.
Colonial Hotel.
2006 Store Street.
Empire Hotel.
St. Francis Hotel.
Alpha Street.
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Cor. Catherine and Langford.
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Grand Pacific Hotel.
Queen's Hotel.
571 Johnson Street.
Colonial Hotel.
Colonial Hotel.
Colonial Hotel.
Victoria Hotel.
Victoria Hotel.
Victoria Hotel.
Gorge Road.
Empire Hotel.
W. C. T. U., Store Street.
Colonial Hotel.
Grand Pacific Hotel.
Telegraph Hotel.
Colonial Hotel.
Empire Hotel.
Colonial Hotel.
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David Street.
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California Hotel.
Strand Hotel.
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Colonial Hotel.
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551 Johnson Street.
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Colonial Hotel.
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The following persons on the, ground that they are dead:—
Abrahams, Wm, Sramavclli
Brown, Joseph H	
Brown, Robert Austin 	
Bunting, Charles Roland  ..
Cook,  Hubert John   	
Cusack, Arthur Lloyd 	
Gilchrist, Farquhar 	
Hamilton, Claud W	
Haiocop, Dennis 	
Rhodes, Charles Wallace ..
Rusta, Andrew 	
Thomson, John Alexander ,
Yeates, John 	
744 Russell Street.
50 Frederick Street.
6" Collinson Street.
27 Fernwood Road.
Catherine Street.
120 Superior Street.
65 King's Road.
423 Bay Street.
277 Superior Street.
Terrace Avenue.
61 Kane Street.
Boyd and Sylvia Streets.
717 Cormorant Street.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing over Crown Lands on Lasqueti
Island, formerly covered by expired Timber
Licence No. 40779, by reason of the notice
which appeared in the British Columbia
Gazette of the 27th of December, 1907, is
cancelled, and the said lands will be thrown
open to pre-emption only, on Friday, November  first, at 9 o'clock a.m.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria,   B.  C,
19th July,  1912.
july 27 oet. 26
In the matter of an application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to part 10 acres of
Section 35, Esquimalt District.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention at
the expiration of one calendar month from the
first publication hereof to issue a fresh Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate of
Title issued to Kate Jenkins on the 28th day
of October, 1908, and numbered 18932C, which
has been lost.
Dated at Land Registry Office, Victoria,
British Columbia, this 23rd day of September,
Registrar General of Titles,
sept. 28 oct. 26
In the matter of an application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 9 of Lots 2 and
3,  Block "H,"  Fairfield  Estate, Victoria
City (Map 903).
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the  first publication hereof to issue a fresh
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate
of   Title   issued   to   Robert   Hetherington   on
the ioth day of October, 1910, and numbered
24347C, which has been lost.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victoria,
British   Columbia,  this  gth  day  of   October,
,9"''    Sgd.)     S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar-General of Titles,
oct. 12 nov. 9
District of Jordan River
TAKE notice that Alvin W. Steinmetz, of
Oakland, California, occupation Stationer, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted at thc north-west corner
of Lot 77, Renfrew District, being A. W.
Steinmetz' south-west corner post, north 40
chains; thence cast 80 chains: thence south
40 chains: thence west 80 chains to place
of commencement, and containing in all 320
acres more or less.
By W. W. Steinmetz, Attorney,
sept. 14 nov. 9
In the matter of an application for a fresh
Certificate of Title to Lot 3, Block B, of
suburoan Lot 2, Victoria City.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intention
at the expiration of one calendar month from
the first publication  hereof,  to issue a fresh
Certificate of Title  in lieu of the Certificate
of Title issued to Thomas Shaw on the 23rd
day of December, 1908, and numbered 19313C,
which has been tost.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victoria,
British   Columbia,   this  9th  day   of  October,
Registrar-General of Titles,
oct. 12 nov. 9
Notice Concerning Tenders for
Timber Supplies
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, endorsed "Tenders for Timber,"
will be received up to noon on Tuesday the
12th of November. 1912, for the following descriptions of timber, Birch, Cedar, Spruce,
Pine, Oak, Fir, Teak, all being for delivery at
H.M.C. Dockyards at Halifax, N.S., and Esquimalt, B.C. Forms of tender may be had
by application to the undersigned or to the
Naval Store Officer at either Dockyard.
Unauthorized publication of this notice will
not be paid for.
Deputy Minister of the Naval Service.
Department of the Naval Service,
—29529.        Ottawa, October 8th, 1912.
oct. 19 oct. 26
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing upon Crown lands in the Kootenay
District, formerly held under Special Timber
Licences numbered 4481, $255, 5256, 5832,
8534, 9081, 9082, 10259, 10260, 10261, 10262,
10499, 10500, 11249, 11347, 13824, 16727, 21907,
22661, 23116, 24432, 26737, 26926, 28182, 28183,
28184, 30358, 31180, 31184, 31185, 31201, 31208,
31212, 31213, 31308, 31330, 31481, 32022, 32654,
3*5655, 327U, 33406, 334". 33449, 33459. 3346o,
34221, 34273, 343io, 343", 34386, 35*531, 36502,
36553i 36554t 37580, 37993, 37994. 39011, 39202.
39359. 40406, 41078, 41344, 41426 and 43176.
by reason of the notice published in the British
Columbia Gazette on December 2*rth, 1907, is
cancelled for the purpose of offering the said
lands for sale at public auction.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
ioth October,  1912.
oct. 19 jan. 18
Navigable Waters' Protection Act
TAKE NOTICE that the Hinton Electric
Company, Limited, of Victoria, British Columbia, are applying to His Excellency, The Governor-General of Canada in Council, for approval of the plans of work and description
of the proposed site thereof to be constructed
in Victoria Inner Harbor, Victoria, British
Columbia, and being part of and in front of
the lands known as Lots Ten (10) and Eleven
(11) of Lot Ten (10), Block C, Constance
Cove Farm, Victoria District, according to a
map or plan filed in the Land Registry Office
at Victoria, British Columbia, and there No.
Eleven hundred and sixty-five (1165), and
have deposited the area and site plans of the
proposed works ana a description thereof with
the Minister of Public Works at Ottawa and
a duplicate thereof with the Registrar of Titles
at Victoria, British Columbia, being the Registrar of Deeds for the District in which such
work is proposed to be constructed and that
the matter of the application will be proceeded with at the expiration of one month
from the time of the first publication of this
notice in the Canada Gazette.
By Jackson & Phelan, their Solicitors.
Dated this first day of October, 1912.
oct. 12 nov. 9
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the
Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories
and in a portion of the Province of British
Columbia, may be leased for a term of
twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1
an acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be
leased to one applicant.
Applications for a lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or Sub
Agent of the district in which the rights applied fnr are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be
described by sections, or legal sub-divisions
of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the
tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by
a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the
rights applied for are not available, but not
otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the
merchantable output of the mine at the rate
of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall furnish the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable
coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If
the coal mining rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at
least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted
to purchase whatever available surface rights
may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should be
made to the Secretary of the Department of
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or
Sub-Agent  of Dominion  Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.   B.—Unauthorized   publication   of   this
advertisement will not be paid for.
sept. 21
District of Coast,'Range 3
TAKE   notice  that   I,   Susan   Conkey,   of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Married Woman,
intends to apply  for permission to purcnase
the  following described  lands:—Commencing
at  a  post   planted  near   the  mouth   of  the
Nossasock River, marked South West Corner ,
Post, thence east 40 chains, thence north 10
chains, more or less to South East Corner of
Indian  Reservation,  thence  West  40   chains, [
thence South 10 chains to point of commencement.
Dated August 28th,  1912.
oct. 5
Susan conkey.
nov. 301
Diltrict of Jordan River
TAKE   notic   that   Elmer   E.   Crane,   ofl
Berkeley,  California, occupation  book-keeper,!
intends to apply for permission to purchase!
the following described lands:—Commencing!
at a post planted  at the north-west  cornerl
of   Lot   77,   Renfrew   District,   being   E.   E.|
Crane's   south-east   corner   post,   north   40I
chains, thence west 40 chains; thence south!
40 chains; thence east 40 chains to place off
commencement, and containing in all 160 acres]
more or less.
Dated August 26, 1912.
By W. W. Steinmetz, Attorney,
sept. 14 nov.
In the matter of an application for a fresl
Certificate of Title to Lot 9, Block 2, 0]
Sub-Lot   71,   Fernwood   Estate,   Victoril
City,  (Map 420).
NOTICE is hereby given of my intentioL
at the expiration of one calendar month fro!
the first publication hereof to issue a fresT
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificate f
Title issued to Lilian Goward on the 7th d»
of February, 1895, and numbered 97C, whil
has been lost. I
Dated at Land Registry Office, Victor!
British Columbia, this 23rd day of SeptembJ
Registrar General of Titles,!
sept. 28 oct.f
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
existing on Crown Lands in the Peace River
Land District, notice of which bearing date
April 3rd, 1911, was published in the British
Columbia Gazette of the 6th of April, 1911,
is cancelled in so far as the same relates to
Townships 111, 113 and 115, Peace River
Land District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria,  B.   C,
22nd July, 1912.
July 27 oct. 26
NOTICE is hereby ?iven that the Reserve
existing over the lands included within Special
Timber Licences Nos. 39318 and 39319, situated on the North Thompson River in the
Kamloops Division of Yale District, by reason of a notice published in the British Columbia Gazette on December 27th, 1907, is
cancelled and that the said lands will be open
for entry by pre-emption on Thursday, December 19th, at 9 o'clock in the forenoon.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
ioth September, 1912.
sept. 14 dec. 14
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Gordon River
Power Co., Ltd., of Victoria, B.C., will apply
for a licence to take and use 1200 cubic feet
per second of water out of Gordon River,
which flows in a southerly direction through
Port Renfrew District and empties into the
sea near Port Renfrew. The water will be
diverted at about 100 yards below Newton's
No. 1 Camp and will be used for power purposes on the land described as within a radius
of 100 miles.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 3rd day of October, 1912. The application
will be filed in the office of the Water Recorder at Victoria.
Objections may bc filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B, C.
By Lorenzo Alexander, Agent,
oct. 12 nov. 9
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reierve
existing, by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th December, 1907, over a parcel of land situated
on Stuart Island, Range One, Coast District,
formerly covered by Timber Licence No.
17652, is cancelled and that such lands will
be open to entry by pre-emption under the
Provisions of the Land Act, at 9 o'clock in
the forenoon on Friday, November 29th, 1912.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
August 27th, 1912.
aug. 31 nov. 30
NOTICE is hereGy given that the rcseJ
covering the parcel of land formerly hi
under Timber Licence No. 40026, situated L
the Columbia River in the vicinity of Arrl
Park, by reason of the notice published in f
British Columbia Gazette on the 27th Deca
ber, 1907, is cancelled; and that the vaca
lands formerly covered by the before ml
tioned licence will be open to pre-empt!
only on and after the 28th day of Decembf
Deputy Minister of Lands)
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
24th September, 1912.
sept. 28
NOTICE is hereby given that the resel
existing over the lands included in Speil
Timber Licence No. 14830, situated on Up!
Rendezvous Island, Sayward District, by rl
son of a notice published in the British Colli
bia Gazetter on thc 27th of December, icT
is cancelled, and that the said lands will I
open for entry by pre-emption on Janul
■5th, 1913, at 9 o'clock in the forenoon.
Deputy Minister of Lands|
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
25th September, 1912.
oct. 5 jail
In the matter of an application for a frl
Certificate  of  Title  to  part  24   acresl
roods and 9 perches of Section 16, Ral
2 East, North Saanich District, and
tion 92, Victoria District.
NOTICE is hereby given of my intcnl
at the expiration of one calendar month fl
the  first publication  hereof  to  issue a  fa
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Certificatl
Title   issued   to   Caroline    Elizabeth   Wl
Birch  on   the  25th  day  of July,   1910,  I
numbered   23643C,   which   has   been   lost!
destroyed. t
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,   Victrl
British Columbia, this 25th day of Septeit
Registrar General of Title]
oct. 5
District of Metchosin
TAKE   notice   that   I,   Amy   Travers|
Chateauguay,  Que., occupation   Married
man, intenas to apply for permission to 1
chase   the   following   described   lands:—(1
mencing at a post planted at the northl
corner   of   Section   number   one,   MetcrP
District,  thence  along the  boundary  of J
Section N. 73 deg.  15 in. W. (Ast.) eigH
chains  and  fifty  links  to  the   shore  ofl
goon, thence following the shore line off
I.agoon and   Parry   Bay to the place on
ginning;   containing ten (10) acres, morj
Dated  September   16th,   1912.
Charles Herbert Ellacott, Age|
sept. 21
District of Metchosin
TAKE notice that I, Amy F. Traverl
Chateauguay, Province of Quebec, occupl
Married Woman, intends to iifply for pel
sion to lease the following described 11
—Commencing at a post planted atl
north-east corner of Section number r
Sletchosin District, thence S. 61 ded
Ast., 9 chains, thence N. 57 deg. E. Asl
chains; thence N. 61 deg. W. Ast., 9 ell
to high water mark, thence following r
water mark to the place of beginning,'
taining  11.0 acres, more or less. 1
Dated   September   16th,   1012.
Charles Herbert Ellacott, Ag<J
sept. 21 THE WEEK,  SATURDAY, OCTOBER  26, 1912
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    price attractions will certainly not be obtainable a year hence, not even at WHITNEY'S
Rings $15 to 500     Bracelets $25 to $150     Brooches $10 to $500    Earrings $75 to $700
Lockets $20 to $75     Cuff Links $15 to $75     Scarf Pins $20 to $250
We will be glad to show, glad to sell, and should you not buy, glad to have had your call, and you will leave knowing we are glad.
THE J. M. WHITNEY CO., Diamond Merchants, Jewelers, Silversmiths
S. E. Corner of Yates and Broad Sts. Victoria, B. C.
Over-Seas Club
3ek>w will be found a most inter-
ing letter from Major-General
den Powell, commenting on the
bd work of the Over Seas Club,
especially recognizing the in-
uable services of Mr. Evelyn
luch a letter coming from such an
liority will be read with interest by
pnembers of the Over Seas Club:
"Boy Scouts,
116 Victoria Street,
London, S.W.,
18 September '12.
lar Wrench:
ll must congratulate you on the
|y rapid and successful growth of
Over Seas Club throughout the
Jipire. It was evidently needed,
ll its value is evidently appreciated.
Inly hope that it will go on and do
beat work for the Empire. It can
Ithis if members are not content to
Istill and talk, but bestir themselves
I do things; and I am glad to see
It in the best centres they are al-
Idy doing active work. I am of
frse specially interested in the
les where they have taken up Boy
nuts and Sea Scouts, and I believe
It in this direction the members
\_ an immense field for doing a
lat national work and one which
II bind the Empire together,
lough its rising generation, with a
fid of personal touch, loyal spirit,
practical efficiency,
/ith best wishes, believe me,
Yours sincerely,
Baden Powell's Bride
■Sir Robert Baden-Powell, in an in-
rview,   describes  how  he   met  the
Irl who is to be his bride.
|"It was  in  America, on  February
Washington's birthday, which is
Iso the date of my own and my
jncee's birthday.
"I   remember   how   interested   we
bth were  in the  little  axes  which
|ey deal out to the public for wear
•the   button-hole   in   the   United
lates on that day.
|"I   shall   never  leave  the   Scouts,"
Id'ed Sir Robert, "though Cupid has
prced the heart of their chief."
Met on a Liner
The  lady  is  Miss  Olave  Soames,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
lames, of Gray Rigg, Parstone, Dor-
It, and it is anticipated that the mar-
|ige will take place about Christmas,
liss Soames is described as a tall,
■m, brunnette of 25. Her first
beting with General Baden-Powell
Is on a liner in January last, when
ty were both travelling to the West
(dies.   Subsequently they met in the
Tiited States, and as the general men-
Ins one day on which they were
gether was February 22, which is
|ashington's birthday, and naturally
?reat festival day in America.   In-
|lentally it is also the birthday of
-P." himself and of his future
tde, the Chief Scout having seen
] years 01 active life since his first
pearance in the world.
The news of the engagement was
lst given by General Baden-Powell
J li is old comrades in arms, General
lng and Colonel Taylor. Since then
ausands of congratulatory messages
Ive showered upon the happy pair
bm all parts of the world. It has
Isated great excitement in the Scout
world, where hundreds of the miniature warriors are now regarding their
chief, and themselves, in a new light.
The Malady of Suicide
I have said it is a malady wnicti
has attacked many great men of letters; but I might add that it is a disease which has raged with at least
equal violence among some of the
greatest men of action in history.
Frederick the Great carried poison in
his wallet for years, and during the
greater part of his life, even when
his glory stood at its zenith, he was
never known to smile. Napoleon was
melancholy until lie became too busy
to indulge in brooding. Clive tried
to commit suicide thrice when he was
a lad; and when he came home he
had to live a life of idleness, melancholy conquered him finally, and he
had to seek refuge in self-inflicted
death. General Grant might have
died in the gutter if the Civil War
had not come to rescue him from
himself. Bismarck had moments of
almost suicidal gloom. Disraeli was
sad in youth, and perhaps even.sadder in old age. And today one of
our foremost and most daring of public men has his hours of profound despondency. Thus do even the greatest of us pay the penalty of the Scriptures; most of us bring into life some
recollection of the sadness of our ancestors; and not wealth or fame or
even the affection of wife and child
can liberate us from the tragic heritage. We come into the world, not
naked as the poet says, but still, not
trailing clouds of glory from Heaven,
which is our home. As often we are
the _Eolian harps on whose strings
are still played the far-off sorrows of
our pre-natal days.(From T. P.'s
School Exams
Here is a little bit of "up-to-date"
knowledge imparted by a boy who
had passed the seventh standard, and
which is quoted in the Commissioner's
"Have you ever heard of Saskatchewan?"
"A little, sir."
"Where is it?"
"In India."
"Do you know the difference between British Columbia and New
"Yes, sir."
"What is it?"
"British Columbia is a very large
place, with a few houses in it. New
Brunswick is a place with a lot of
"And   where  is  New   Brunswick?"
"Close to London, sir."
Let me at once say that it was not
a Liverpool boy who was being questioned, but a young hopeful of Norwich.
No missionary or Guild of Help
worker is worthy of praise unless they
are worth, and have proved they are
worth, a decent wage.—Mary Gaunt.
The great mistake the farmers
made when machinery came in was
to use the machinery solely to economise labour by discharging their labourers instead of keeping them for
the higher cultivation of the soil.—
Sarah Grand.
One Beethoven may be the flower
of a century's growth; but one folk-
singer is better evidence of national
musical capacity than the most enormous sale of pianola records or sonatas could be.—Ananda K. Coomaras-
wamy, D.Sc.
On clear days in summer and
autumn the sky of London provides
wonderfully artistic effects, which are
the despair of the painter. You get
sunsets with amber, yellow ochre, ancl
deep blue cumulo-strati, and pale pink
cirrostrati, against a background of
silvery grey, the whole far surpassing the most beautiful sunsets ever
seen in Venice.—Cologne Gazette.
Nine out of every ten Americans
have sold their souls for a quotation.
They have wrapped themselves about
a formula of words instead of about
their own centres.—New Age.
Obiter Dicta
I do not believe that anybody
should be punished.—George Bernard
A restless mind, like a rolling stone,
gathers nothing but dirt and mire.—
Innocence isn't necessarily ignorance.—Louise Heilgers.
No one had interpreted modern
Lancashire to itself as Mr. Arnold
Bennett bad enabled the Potteries to
realise itself.—Professor M, E. Sadler-
Poverty may be no crime, but it is
generally punished by hard labour.—
New York Times.
Gossip from the Stalls
(Continued from Page 3)
part with his uniform for a brief
period, thereby starting a series of
farcical incidents that has made him
the most popular policeman in
Arthur Hartmann
Arthur Hartmann has appeared in
concert in England, especially in London, more frequently than any other
violinist. He has appeared as soloist
with the London Philharmonic Or-
crestra, and at many concerts at
Queen's Hall, Bechstein Hall, as well
as at the former St. James and Princess Halls. He was also soloist at
Albert Hall on the occasion of the
Coronation Concert in honour of the
late King Edward.
Mme. Gadski in Toronto
Under the heading "Seven Thousand People Hear Mme. Gadski at
Arena," the Toronto World tells of
the tremendous triumph the Wagnerian soprano scored when she
helped open the Canadian city's new
auditorium October 8.
"Mme. Gadski," said the World,
"was the favorite among the soloists, and she added largely to her
constituency both by her fine singing
and her good nature. She gave
'Elsa's Dream' with faultless intonation and unaffected feeling. A bouquet antl most insistent applause secured the 'Erl King' as an encore, and
this met with still greater applause.
The singular sweetness with which
she sang 'Annie Laurie' as a second
encore, placed that ballad high among
the classics and nothing was more
appreciated throughout the evening."
The concert at whicii Mme. Gadski
appeared was the second in the series
making up the week's festival. The
Toronto Globe declared that "Mine.
Gadski created an enthusiasm tbat has
perhaps not been surpassed at any of
her former appearances in Toronto.
She was in excellent voice, which had
vitality and brilliancy even at the
other end of the auditorium. Her
■Elsa's Dream' was a beautiful example of artistic and impressive singing. She gave the 'Erl King' with
that touch of realism which stirred
the imagination and emotion of her
hearers, but yet missed theatrical ex-
ageration. A second encore was de
minded, and she responded with 'An*
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nie Laurie,' which she sang with a
charm that won even her Scotch
hearers. In the second part of the
programme she sang the famous aria
'Ocean, Thou Mighty Monster,' whicii
was a splendidly balanced effort and
fine vocal achievement."
' "Famous Prima Donna Accorded
an Ovation" was the headline used in
the Toronto Mail and Empire. "Each
time Mme. Gadski returns," said this
paper, "she leaves more friends behind her, so that but few sopranos today possess her drawing power. If
anything more were needed to place
a final seal on her local popularity, it
was her appearance at the Music Festival before the greatest assemblage
that ever listened to a concert in Toronto. Mme. Gadski has never been
heard here in more glorious voice."
Chicago Grand Opera Company
Our enterprising townsman, Mr.
Chas. H. Gibbons, has been successful in securing a great treat for the
music-lovers of Victoria. On the
23rd November the most popular and
successful modern opera, "The Secret
of Susanne," by Wolf Ferrari, will
be presented in Victoria Theatre.
This is the only presentation of the
opera tllat will be made in Canada
during the present season. All the
well-known principals of the Chicago
Grand Opera Company will be found
in the cast, including Alfredo Costa,
tenor; Mademoiselle Jenny Defrau,
soprano; (this lady created the part
of Susanne in the original performance in Munich in iqio); and Fran-
ceso Daddi, basso. The whole production will be under the direction of
Senor Attilo Parelli as musical director, and Herr Max Steindel, as concert-master. Among the brilliant instrumentalists who figure in the orchestra is one well known to Victorians—Monsieur Lurvey, who has
been for long solo pianist to Madame
Gadski. In addition to the opera,
there will be a grand concert, in
which the star artists of the company,
who do not figure in the cast, will
take part. These will include Madame Marie Cavan, and Senor Chas.
Mr. Gibbons nas signed a contract
with the well-known managing director of tiie company, Andreas Dippel.
The cost of bringing the company is
enormous, and could be met only by
selling out the house. Prices will
shortly be announced; they will be
reasonable, and should ensure success for an enterprise which is bound
to be creditable in every sense to the
promoters and gratifying to music-
Angry Landlord—"I.ook here, arc you going to pay the rent or move?"
Tenant—"I havc always heard it waB
cheaper to move."
Angry Landlord (snncringly)—"Well, you
ought to know something ahout it hy this
Tenant—"T am not so sure ahout that. You
see, I havc never paid any rent."
"Lend mc a fiver, old man, will you? and I
shall he everlastingly your debtor.11
"That's just thc reason I'm afraid to oblige
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The Thermos
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Has followed, naturally, in the
wake of the workl-famed
"Thermos" Bottle —and it
goes just a little further. It
is so constructed that it will
take hot luncheons of almost
any description and keep them
hot and in perfect condition.
Think what a comfort it
would prove through the winter months. Only $1.50, at
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Over   thirty   years'   experience   in
Art Glau
Sole manufacturer of Steel-Cored Lead
lor Churc-liei, Schools, Public Buildings and private Dwellings. Plain asd
Piney Glass Sold. Sashes Glued by
Contract.    Estimates   free.    Phone 394
Blue Printing
Surveyors' Instruments and
Drawing  Office  Supplies
Electric Blue Print & Map
214 Central Bldg., View Street
Phone 1534        Victoria, B. C.
Mrs. D. B. McLaren
Teacher of Singing and
Voice Production
Terms oh Application    Phone Xi3o8
P. O. Box 440
"Now, James, what is a skeleton?"
"Hones wiv thc people rubbed off, miss!" 10
Mr. F. H. Stevens of Port Alberni
was in town during the week.
* *   *
Among the guests at the Empress
are Mr. and Mrs. Aldous, who arrived recently from Hazelton, B.C.
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Miss Morden of Vancouver has
been the guest of Mrs. Hay, Dallas
* *   *
Mr. L. S. V. York has returned
home after a most enjoyable hunting
trip in Manitoba.
* *   *
Miss Olive M. Hayes, who has been
attending Normal in Vancouver, is
in the city for the holidays.
* *   *
Mrs. Harry Briggs of this place is
visiting Mrs. T. L. Briggs of New
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Knox of Letch-
worth, England, has arrived in Victoria for the winter and are guests
at the Glenshiel Inn.
* *   *
Mrs. Maconachie and son Roy, of
Vancouver are visiting in the city, the
guests of Mrs. R. M. Sanburn, Fell
* *   *
Mr. Arthur Crocker, Victoria West,
has left on a holiday to the Old
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Hagan of Cowichan
have been guests at the King Edward
hotel  during the  week.
* *   *
Miss Gladys Ledingham, who has
been attending Normal in Vancouver
is home for Thanksgiving vacation.
* *   *
Mr. Thomas Wyndham of the Terminal City, has been a guest at the
Empress hotel.
* *   *
Miss Alice Ravenhill of Shawnigan
Lake, has left on a trip to Lethbridge,
Miss Edith M. Gregory of Fred-
ericton, N.B., has arrived in town and
will be the guest of her brother, Mr.
Justice Gregory, Belleville Street.
* *   *
' Mr. E. Jacobs left last Tuesday on
a trip to Kootenay, Rossland, Greenwood and Spokane and will be absent
until December.
* *   *
Mr. A. H. Crocker, "Cotehele Cottage," Victoria West, has left on a
six months' visit to the west of England.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bullock-
Webster and family, who arrived in
Victoria recently from Nelson, are
now  settled  in their  new  home  at
1020 Davie St., Oak Bay.
Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Armstrong, who
were recently married in the East, arrived in Victoria last Saturday after
a very pleasant honeymoon spent at
Detroit, Chicago, St. Paul, Winnipeg and Hamilton. They,intend making their home in this city.
* *   *
The engagement is announced of
Winnifred Ethel Napier, only
daughter of the late Mr. George Jessop to Mr. George Ronald Macleod,
late i6th (The Queen's) Lancers, of
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The marriage took place in Seattle
last Friday of Miss Irene Taylor, eldest daughter of Mrs. E. E. Richards,
Oak Bay district, to Mr. Arthur J.
Bird, an employee of the Victoria
Post-office. Upon their return to
Victoria from their honeymoon, which
is being spent in the Sound cities,
they will reside in their pretty bungalow, "The Acorn," Chaucer street,
Oak Bay.
* *   *
A very pretty wedding was solemnized last week at the Metropolitan
Methodist church by the Rev. Dr.
seott of Miss Bertha Watson,
daughter of the late Mr. Thomas H.
vVatson, Naval Architect, of New-
castle-on-Tyne and Mr. Albert Bur-
don of this place. The bride was
given away by Mr. J. W. Stohart and
was gowned in beautiful cream
Duchesse satin, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Burdon will make their future home
in Victoria.
* *   *
The opening ball of the "Connaught
Dancing Club" which took place last
Friday, the 18th of October, at the
new Connaught ball-room on View
street, was a great success. The
music which was supplied by Miss
Thain's orchestra, was excellent and
the floor was in beautiful condition.
The ball-room had been very artistically decorated with ferns and
branches of red-tinted dogwood. The
supper table was carried out in pale
pink dahlias with silver candlesticks
with pink shades, which made a very
pretty setting. Among those present
were: Mrs. Harry Pooley in a very
artistic gown of American Beauty
rose ninon over flesh-color satin;
Mrs. W. Holmes in a smart grey
satin with over-dress of violet ninon;
Mrs. Hermann Robertson in white;
Mrs. Musgrave, Mrs. Charles Wilson
in grey over old rose; Mrs. Walter
Langley in black and gold, Mrs.
Robin Dunsmuir in a clinging gown
of grey, crepe de chine and
handsome silver embroidery; Mrs.
Thomas; Mrs. Pascal de Noe
Walker, Mrs. Victor Eliot, Mrs.
Charles Gore (Vancouver) in very
pretty white dress, Mrs. Stevenson in
black, Mrs. Arthur Harvey, Miss
Hickey, Mrs. Rant in black, Mrs. Arthur Gore in pale blue, Mrs. Raymur, Mrs. Gordon Hunter, Mrs. Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sehl, Miss
Vera Mason in pale pink with touches
of cerise, Miss Dunsmuir in white,
Miss Murial Dunsmuir in a' dainty
blue gown, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Prior,
Mr. and Mrs. Foulkes, Miss Battle
in an artistic blue gown, Miss Bowron, Miss B. Monteith in pale pink,
Mrs. Shaw, Miss Davida Raymur, Mr.
and Mrs. Wilmot, Mr. and Mrs.
George Johnston, Miss Lucy Little,
Miss Francis Drake, Miss Jessop, Mr.
Jessop, Mr. Byng Hall, Miss Edith
Brown, Mr. Harold Brown, Miss
Gaudin, Miss McQuade, Miss Haggerty, Miss Naomi Holmes, Miss
Mowbray, Miss Mess, the Misses Lugrin, Miss May, Miss E. Floyd, Miss
Heyland, Mr. and Mrs. Crompton,
Mr. W. Barton, Miss Fort, Mr. R.
Fort, Captain Harker, Mr. Bromley,
Mr. D'Arcy Martin, Mr. Holland, Mr.
Glen Holland, Mr. Trewartha James,
Mr. Raymond Scott, Captain Enrard
Jones, Mr. C. Pemberton, Mr.
O'Grady, Mr. Cox, Mr. Boville, Mr.
R. Mathews, Mr. Bridgman, Mr.
Hedgell, Mr. Cambie, Captain Foeher,
Mr, Colquhoun, Mr. Chalmers, Mr.
English, Dr. Nunn, Mr. Wharton,
Mr. Rex Harris, Mr. Victor Eliot and
many others.
The Bachelors' ball, which was
given last Wednesday at the Alexandra Club, was a brilliant affair.
The ballroom had been very prettily
decorated with wreaths of green
leaves tied with gold bow knots while
the supper tables were arranged with
vases of pale pink carnations. The
music, supplied by Miss Thain's orchestra, was excellent. There were
many very beautiful gowns worn.
Among those noticed were Mrs.
Eberts in a very handsome yellow
gown, Mrs. Cecil in a clinging gown
of purple brocade with draperies of
gold, Mrs. John Hope (Vancouver)
in a lovely white satin with paste
trimming, Miss Phyllis Eberts looked
very well in a peacock blue gown;
Mrs. Harry Pooley in cerise and silver, Mrs. A. S. Gore in a very smart
panne velvet gown of old rose, Mrs.
Arthur Harvey in an elegant dress of
green velvet; Miss Murial Dunsmuir
in a dainty French toilette of clouded blue ninon, Mrs. Robin Dunsmuir
was in black satin with very handsome gold lace on the bodice; Miss
Monteith in bright green ninon over
grey with a violet coloured sash; Miss
Phyllis Mason in soft white, Miss
Luck Little in white ninon with silver trimming; Miss Prior in white
chiffon with gold trimming; Miss
Edith Brown in an old rose satin
dress; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Miss
McNaughton Jones, Miss Mason,
Mrs. Dunsmuir, Mrs. Stevenson, Mr.
and Mrs. Rundle Nelson, the Misses
Spaulding, Mr. Bruce Irving, Mr. and
Mrs. Maurice Cane, Mr. Byng Hall,
Mr. Earl, Captain Harker, Mr. and
Mrs. George Johnston, Mr. and Mrs.
Hermann Robertson, Mr. Holland,
Mr. M. Hill, Mr. Glen Holland, the
Misses Pitts, Mrs. Bodwell, Colonel
and Mrs. E. G. Prior, the Hon. D. M.
Eberts, Miss Mabel Eberts, Miss
Nora Coombe, Mrs. Archer Martin,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barnard, Mr.
and Mrs. Kirk, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Wardle,
Mr. B. Foote, Mr. Ronald Gillespie,
Miss Evelyn Tilton, Mr. Dickson, Mr.
Marshall, Mr. A. S. Gore, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Julier, Mr. and Mrs. R. Wilmot, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Payne,
Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Charles Gore, Mr.
Victor Eliot and a great many others.
"I am not going to waste any time
or space before saying that the
wizard Hartmann is as great, if not
greater, than any violinist living today. I am taking chances, perhaps,
in making so sweeping an assertion,
but his magnificent* exposition of the
Bach chaconne, the greatest I ever
listened to, settled the matter for me,
and I regard the incident pertaining
to his super-eminence as closed. He
believes in a Bach of blood and sentiment, and his keen and artistic temperament has rescued from the hands
of the mechanical Philistines this
really emotional epic. In the labyrinth of polyphony he has found a
lover's lane; in the stratum of crystallized science he has laid bare a
vein of golden sentiment. So, besides being a wizard, Hartmann is a
musical prospector. He finds pure
gold in everything he handles, the
gold of refined and noble art emotions.—(Wilson G. Smith, in the
Cleveland Press).
Little Girl—"Your papa has only got  one
leg, hasn't he?"
Veteran's   Little  Girl—"Yes."
Little Girl—"Where's his other one?"
Veteran's Little Girl—"Hush, dear.    It's in
Office Boy—"If you please, it's past dinner
hour, and I'm orful hungry."
Head Clerk—"Wh-a-a-tl Haven't you been
lickin' yer Insurance Stamps all the morning,
and now—why, I declare, I never saw such
an appetite in my life."
"Doctor," she said archly, "some physicians
say kissing isn't healthy. What do you think
of it?"
'Well, really," replied the handsome young
doctor, "I don't think you or I should attempt to decide that off-hand. Let's put our
heads together and consider."
the cradle  and  rock it to  sleep."
"Fact is," said the one man, "I married
because I was lonely as much as for any
other reason. To put it tersely, I married for
"Well," said the other man, "you have
Departing Guest—"You've got a pretty
place here, Frank; but it looks a bit bare
Host—"Oh, it's because the trees are rather
young. I hope they'll have grown to a good
size before you come again."
Burglar (to elderly maiden)—"I do not
want your life,  lady, only your money."
Maiden—"Get out; you are just like the rest
of theml"
For a Licence to Store or Pen Back Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Sirdey Watei
h Power Co., Ltd., of Victoria, B.C., will
apply for a licence to store or pen back one
acre-feet of water from a well on Lots 5 and
8, Section 7, Range 2 East, District 0.' North
Saanich. The water will be stored in a reservoir of 300,000 gallons capacity, built or
to be built at the well, and will be used fov
municipal  purposes   as  authorized   by   Water
Record No.  , Water Licence No. , or
under a notice of application for a licence to
take and use water, posted herewith, on the
land described as Lots 6 and 8, Section ,*,
Range 2 East, District of No.'th Saanich.
This notice was posted on the ground  on
the  18th day of October  igu.   The applica
tion will be filed  in  the office of the Wi
Recorde'  at Victoria,  B.C.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or  with  the  Comptroller oi   Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
By Bert D. White, Agent.
oct. 26 nov. 2.
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Sidney Water
& Power Co., Ltd., of Victoria, U.C., will
apply for a licence to take and use one cubic
foot per second of water out of a well on
Lots 6 and 8, Section 7, Range 2 East, District of North Saanich. The water will be
diverted at thc well and will be used for
Municipal purposes on the land described as
Townsite  of  Sidney   and   adjorcnt   lands.
This notice was posted on il*e wound on
the 18th day of October, 1912. The aopli-
cation will be filed in the office of the Water
Recorder at Victoria,  B.  C.
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder  at   Victoria,   B.   C.
Objections may be filed with the said
Water Recorder or with the Comptroller
of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Vic
toria, B. C.
By Bert D. White, Agent,
oct. 26 nov. 23
Who's Your Grocer f
Does he bend all his energies to giving you pure goods
and up-to-date service? Does he get your order right the first
time ? Does he keep a large stock, and a fresh stock, of the very
best quality and of the brand you want ? Does he make frequent
deliveries and go out of his way now and then to get an order to
you on time for some special occasion?
Unless he does, Madam, you are paying for service that you arc
not getting.   We give COMPLETE service in every department.
It costs no more—perhaps a little less.   Why not try it?
H. 0. Kirkham & Co., Ltd.
741,743, 745 Foit Stw*t
Grocery Ston
Tell. 17s, 179
Butcher Shop
T«L 167B
Liquor Store
Tel. -1677
The Union Steamship Company, Ltd. of B. C.
S. S. CAMOSUN for Prince Rupert and Granby Bay every Tuesday.
S. S. CHELOHSIN  for Skeena River,   Prince  Rupert,  Naas,  Port  Simpson,  and
Stewart, every Saturday. '
S. S. VENTURE for Campbell River, Hardy Bay, Rivera Inlet, Namu, Ocean Falls,
Bella Coola, Bella Bella, every Wednesday.
S. S. VADSO for Skeena River, Prince Rupert, Naai, every two weeki.
Phone 1925 1003 Government Street
may 8 (S) oct 19
The Royal Cash Register
$50.00, $60.00 and $75.00--Less 10% for Cash
Not in the Trust
For Sale at
Victoria Book & Stationery Co., Ltd.
1004 Government Street Telephone 63
Chas. Hayward
Reginald Hayward
F. Caselton
The B. C. Funeral Co.
(Successors to Charles Hayward)
Late of 1016 Government Street, have removed to their new building,
734 Broughton Street, above Douglas.
Phonea .._s,  .1.6,  3337, 1138,
Established 1867
JAMES BUCHANAN & CO., by Royal Appointment
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
*U Dealers
What you want, the way you want it
Afternoon Tea, Dainty Luncheons,
Special Teas for parties by arrangement. • Do not forget—We always
keep on hand guaranteed
New Laid Eggs.
The TEA KETTLE   n» douglas st.
MISS M. WOOLDRIDGE, Proprietress        Opposite the Victoria Theatre
change, Ltd.
618 Johnson Street
Phone 3318
Potatoes will go as High as $2.00 per
Sack this Xmas
Have you your winter supply? Here's your chance to get it. We
have bought a large quantity of potatoes from Dean Bros., of
Keatings, who are famed for their splendid potatoes—in fact, there
is no better potato to be had. Give us your order for five sacks
today at $1.35 per sack. Single sacks $1.50 each. For immediate use,
we have excellent potatoes at $1.00 per sack.
april 20
Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
(By The Hornet)
That the open letter in the Times
■as a bad give-away for the artist.
* *   *
That unless the latter had used a
task, no one would have recognized
pe exMinister.
* *   *
I That if words are given us to con-
lal our thoughts, it does not follow
lat masks are given us to conceal
|tr features.
* *   *
(That some day we expect the
ithor of the front page in the Vic-
|ria Times to learn spelling.
* *   *
That  there  have  been  many  bad
baks,    but    "HYPROCACY"    for
fYPOCRISY" is pretty fierce, even
the Times.
that    in    the    squabble    for    the
|dos" of having prepared the ori-
al Breakwater plans, the late Mr.
Keefer has been lost sight of.
* *   *
fhat this is not the first case of
|ie soweth and another reapeth."
* *   *
|?hat Victoria "sports" should collier themselves highly honoured in
fting a visit from the crack Austra-
cricket team.
* *   *
That our boys may not give them
|ich of a game, but they will furnish
opportunity for Victorians to see
far the finest cricketers who have
|;r visited the city.
* *   *
JThat the Calgary Rugby team is a
lackerjack" and will make the locals
I for all they are worth.
That Joe Bayley may beat Hyland,
It there is a man in Edmonton who
luld extend him.
* *   *
That if Joe Bayley is foolish enough
allow  himself  to  be  bullied  into
feeting men 7 or 8 lbs. heavier than
nself, he will deserve all he gets.
Announcing the
Arrival of Another
Shipment of
The most
comfortable and sensible
sweater on the
Home ol Hobberlin Clothes
Yates   720 Yates
That Barrieau cannot honestly get
within 6 lbs. of Joe's weight, and the
same is true of the Edmonton man,
with whom Barrieau made a draw.
* *   *
That there is a little difference of
opinion between the automobile owners of Victoria as to the legitimate
rate per hour for hire.
* *   *
That some charge $4 and some $5,
and the trouble is that the unwary
traveller doesn't know which it is that
he has caught until it comes to paying
* *   *
That if the new City By-laws
govern this point, the police might
see to its enforcement.
* *   *
That most of the hacks that stand
on lower Yates street do not carry
a vacuum cleaner.
* *   *
That the Inspector of Nuisances has
not yet paid a visit to the "Germ"
Factory  of  our  large  departmental
* *   *
That he probably will find his way
there after the mischief is done.
* *   *
That this is the second time of asking, and there will be no third.
* *   *
That the Warden of New Westminster Penitentiary is an autocrat of a
very unique type.
* *   *
That recently, when a police officer
arrived there with two prisoners and
a commitment order, the Warden tore
up the order and refused to admit
the prisoners.
* *   *
That in consequence, the prisoners
were set at liberty, and have never
been re-arrested.
* *   *
That it is quite needless to say that
their address, when they are at home,
is Alexander street, Vancouver.
* *   *
That there are too many people in
Victoria carrying concealed weapons.
* *   *
That, as most of them come from
Seattle, it ought to be an easy matter
to dispossess them when landing.
* *   *
That if the police were as zealous
in this regard as the Customs officers
there would be no difficulty in suppressing the evil.
* *   *
That Dr. Boyd Carpenter is as eloquent and polished as ever.
* *   *
That Mrs. Jenkins made a perfect
chairman and spoke as she always
does, with distinction and grace.
* *   *
That the members of the men's Canadian Club did not turn out as they
ihould have done.
* *   *
That at the tables the line of demarcation between the sexes was distinct and unmistakable.
Panama-Pacific International Exposition
San Francisco, October 25.—A large
force of carpenters is at work on the
green-houses and potting house that
are being erected in Tennessee Hollow at the Presidio Reservation, for
the Landscape Department of the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
These green-houses and potting
house will hold the plants and flowers
that are being prepared for planting
on the Exposition site. The building
of these structures is being done un-
dre the direction of Neil A. McLean,
a contractor this city.
According to the specifications the
ground to be occupied by the green
houses will be 13,640 square feet.
They are being provided with piping
which will connect with the heating
plant, which is to be located in the
potting house a short distance away.
The green-houses are for the purpose of propogating the flowers and
plants which are to be used in beautifying the Exposition grounds. John
McLaren, the landscape gardener, has
a score or more of men employed
preparing the trees and plants for the
Exposition. He has 30,000 plants and
trees ranging in size from seedlings
to trees thirty-five  to forty feet in
Contracts numbers eleven and
twelve covering the North, Service
and South Garden sewers within the
Exposition site, have been awarded to
Pringle, Dunn & Company, of San
Francisco, and work will be commenced at once and completed within
ninety days.
The sewer work for the Exposition grounds has been divided into
five contracts and numbers eleven
and twelve are the first two to be
awarded. Number thirteen covering
the Foreign pavilion site sewer, is
now being advertised and bids will be
opened on October 29th.
It will be noted from the foregoing
that rapid work is being done in preparing the underground necessities of
the Exposition and this work will call
for the employment of a considerable
force of men.
Contract number ten covering the
roadway through Fort Mason, for
which bids were opened last Tuesday
by the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Exposition, has been
awarded to F. R. Ritchie, of San
Francisco. This important piece of
work will also be completed within
ninety days.
Contract number fourteen for grading the site of the Machinery Hall and
railway yards is also being advertised
and bids will be opened for this work
during this month.
Petitions for the Liberty Bell have
'been pouring into the Exposition by
every mail. Children attending the
public, parochial, and private schools
of this city and state have shown the
deepest interest in the campaign to
secure the priceless relic for the coming World's Fair.
Requests for petitions are coming
in daily from the County and City
Superintendents of schools throughout California. Thus far 4,000 have
been sent. When these petitions are
signed and returned to the Exposition
they will be added to the enormous
reel that has been constructed for
holding these petitions.
Ten huge wagons and auto trucks
loaded with lumber, hardware, plumbing fixtures, paints, mill work and
other materials to be used in the construction of the Service Building, the
first structure to be erected on the
Exposition site at Harbor View, paraded the streets of this city last
Thursday and aroused the enthusiasm
of thousands of citizens who are interested 111 the 1915 project.
It was (he first tangible evidence
that work was to begin at once on the
Exposition, and bore out the statement made a short time ago by President Charles C. Moore that all the
exhibit palaces would be completed
by June 25th, 1914.
Governor Thomas R. Marshall of
Indiana, selected a site for his State's
participation at the Exposition on
Tuesday last. Thus far nineteen
States have chosen locations for their
buildings. Two days later Commissioner Chin-Tao Chen and Ching-
Chun Wang, selected a site for
China's participation. The latter
ceremony was picturesque and spectacular. Many Chinese residents took
part in the exercises. China is the
second foreign nation to choose a
Portugal has accepted the President's invitation to take part in our
Jack—"My wife is a wonderful vocalist.
Why, I have known her to hold her audience
for hours "
Mac:    "Get out!"
Jack:   "After  which   she  would   lay   it  in
A well-known comedian met a fellow actoi
the other day in Trafalgar Square.
"Hello, Jack I" lie said, "Anything to do
this evening?"
"Nothing special," replied the other.
"Well, let's go up to the Hotel Splendid
and hear the newly rich eat soup."
It is the little things
Bring happiness; the winnow of scift wings
Beneath the bright undrooping of tlie dawn;
A kiss, a smile; sunlight upon the lawn;
A tender word.
Breathed   in   Uie  twilight   hush;   a  rose   leaf
To deeper crimson when the moon is bland;
A hand wave, or the touching of a hand:
A glint of moonlight; notes from plaintive
It is the little things I
—Clinton Scollard.
The Management Begs to Announce
the Opening of the Balmoral Cafe.
Your Patronage ts Solicited
Opposite Opera House    -:-    Douglas Street
The Douglas Street Watchmaker
Begs to notify his customers that he will be located at 707
Pandora Avenue, just around the corner from Douglas Street,
on and after the 4th October next, where he will be pleased
to meet his numerous customers.
Winter Overcoats
No need to suffer from the cold these cool evenings when you
can buy a Fashion Craft Overcoat at from $18.00
to $35.00.   A big range to select from.
See them today at
F. A. 60WEN, Managing Director
1114 Government Street
The World's Favorite
Sustains and Cheers
Hunters' Surveyors' and
Cruisers' High Top Boots
We carry nothing but the best in High Top Boots such as the
Flosheim Wet Defi whicii is as near waterproof as leather can be
made, also the famous Petaluma High Tops with California oak
tanned soles. We have sold a great many of these boots and the
testimonials of the wearers have always been the best.
Successors to H. B. Hammond Shoe Co.
Pemberton Building
Poet—"I called to see if you had an opening for inc."
Editor—"Yes, there's one right behind you,
Shut it as you go ont, please."
Fond Parent—"I wish, Bobby, tllat I could
be a little boy agaiu."
Bobby—"I wish you could—littler than
me." 12
''Continued from Page i)
THE MIDDLEMAN—A great deal
is being said these days about the
Middleman. On every hand he is
being held responsible, at any rate in a
marked degree, for the high cost of living.
The Middleman is not the retailer, but the
wholesaler, the commission agent, the purchasing agent, and any other individual who
comes between the producer and the actual
retailer. Most people are agreed that the
retailer makes little more than a moderate
profit. He is in the hands of the wholesaler, who fixes the price at which the goods
shall be sold to the consumer; and in fixing the price practically settles the margin
of commission or profit to the retailer, who,
in nine cases out of ten, is little more than
an agent for the wholesaler. But the leakage is above the retailer, and has increased
during the last few years to such an extent
as to arouse widespread attention. The
Week has often said that an investigation
would show many illegal combinations by
means of which prices are artificially maintained against the consumer. In the only
instance in which this matter has been thoroughly probed—that of the United Shoe
Company—the suspicion has been proved to
be correct and the combine declared to be
illegal. Meanwhile, attention is being
drawn to the enormous disproportion between the price received by the producer
arid the price paid by the consumer, and
it looks as if co-operation is the only remedy
for the evil. To illustrate this by a single
example: The apple-growers of the Hood
River district found that after the commission agents had helped themselves there was
next to nothing left for the growers, so they
resolved to be their own commission agents;
and now, every year while the apple crop
is maturing two growers start out on a trip.
One covers the Eastern States and one the
Middle States.   They sell their apples direct
to the retailer, and where he does not require a full carload they induce several to
join in. The result has been to nett from
30 to 35 cents a box more than they were
getting under the old conditions. The
Doukhobours, who have handled grain on
similar terms in Saskatchewan, are proposing to handle fruit in British Columbia in
the same way. They will market not only
their own fruit, but that of independent
growers, paying to the latter the same rate
as they are obtaining themselves. To enable them to do this, they are building
warehouses in a number of the largest
cities on the prairies. What the Doukhobours can do, any number of fruit-growers
can do by the co-operative system, and it
need not be confined to fruit. This would
seem to point out one method by which the
present high cost of living may be
than last year. Once more it is in order
to acknowledge the splendid enterprise of
Manager Patrick and his associates in securing such high-class hockey for the Coast,
and in doing so in the teeth of very powerful opposition and without regard to cost.
a week the skating season will be
inaugurated at the Arena, and in
about a month from date the ice hockey
championship series will commence. So
firmly rooted is this splendid institution in
Viotoria that it is hardly necessary to do
more than mention the fact. Everyone is
waiting to renew the splendid entertainment
with which Victoria made acquaintance last
season for the first time. The one great
disadvantage under whicii the Arena laboured last year has been remedied by the
double-tracking of the car tracks to its very
doors. Hereafter there will be no delay in
getting to or from the matches, and it is
safe to say that with the splendid programme provided by Manager Patrick the
Arena will be packed to its full capacity
at all the matches. While there may be a
slight change in the Victoria team, everyone will be delighted to know that the New
Westminster champion team remains intact,
and "Big Moose" Johnson, the greatest
skipper on the ice, will again lead his merry
men. The Vancouver team is likely to be
the most changed, but it will not be weaker
has on many occasions called attention to the disgraceful condition of
affairs existing in Beacon Hill Park at
night. Only on the assumption that the
police authorities regard it as a safety-valve
in lieu of the closed "restricted district" is
it possible to understand what is allowed
to gc on without any serious attempt at
maintaining decency. Of course, it would
mean spending money, and that seems to
be the stumbling-block; but a great deal
of money has been spent in Victoria to very
little purpose, and a very moderate amount
expended on the efficient policing of Beacon
Hill Park at riight would produce good effects out of all proportion to the cost, and
would remove a plague-spot from the city.
SCORCHING—The Week has been requested to call attention to a custom
prevailing on the public highway between Victoria and Sidney that is bound,
sooner or later, to result in a fatality. The
complaint was lodged by a respected resident of the city, who says that at all hours
of the day and night motor cars are flying
between Victoria and Sidney at speeds
ranging from 40 to 50 miles an hour; that
he and his wife had the narrowest escape
from being run down on Tuesday by a
motor car that passed like a flash and on
which it was impossible to read the number.
This is only one complaint of many, but it
is specific, and as the nuisance exists outside the city limits it is a matter demanding the attention of the Provincial Police.
In view of numerous fatalities elsewhere,
and the increasing number of accidents
around Victoria the Superintendent of Provincial Police cannot too soon place a police
patrol on the Sidney road.
be the Big Gooseberry Season, but il
does not follow that it was an appro-l
priate time to commence an investigation
into the parentage of the Russian CrowiJ
Prince. Such an investigation demands
mental and moral equipment possessed bj
few, and a prescience which is probably pos
sessed by only one person in British Colj
umbia journalism. On the question
"taste," Comment would be superfluous.
A PROTEST—The   Week   wishes
add its protest to the many whic
have been made in Vancouver an
elsewhere against the granting of bail to j
young fellow named McNaughton at tlj
time when he was under arrest on a chard
of murder.   Such action is unprecedentel
The fact that the charge was subsequent]
reduced to manslaughter has nothing to
with the case.   At the time the bail w|
granted, the charge was murder, and
this charge the prisoner had been incarcJ
ated in the cells.   No doubt the learn
Judge  found some authority which sil
ported his decision, but the man in
street is by no means satisfied, and argl
that it  savours  too much of  Amend
methods.   There are not many people, J
certainly no poor people, who could pi
cure bail to the amount of $10,000; andl
is impossible to resist the conclusion thatl
McNaughton had been the son of poor aj
uninfluential parents, justice would ha
taken its course.   There is far too mark
a tendency in Canada and the United Statl
to grant bail, even in the most serious case
but so far as Canada is concerned, the bal
ing of McNaughton establishes a recoi
and a dangerous one for the best interej
of justice.
Did You Wish for Warm Blankets and a
Comfy Quilt Last Night
Cold nights call for such needfuls as these
It's not weight but quality that gives warmth to a blanket, and it's the light, warm kind that we make a point of keeping. The blanket showing is magnificent.
Very large in quantity, qualities, excellent at each figure ancl a great variety of patterns. No heavy, soggy blankets here. Light, fluffy blankets, every one of
them. And then in bedding, there is nothing in this line that the housekeeper needs that we cannot supply: Comfortables, quilts, pillows and cases, sheets as
well.   Everything is here for the cold nights.   Don't be as cold as you were last night, and remember there are lots of cold nights ahead.
Canadian Wool Blankets, per pair, from $8.oo to..$4.50 Bridal Blankets, 8 lbs., silk or satin, bound in blue Hemstitched Pillow Slips, in cotton, per pair, from 50c
Skeldon Scotch Blankets, per pair, from $20.00 to $6.00 or pink.   Extra fine finish.   Per pair $12.50 piajn Pillow Slips in cotton, per pair, from 40c
Balmoral Scotch Blankets, per pair, from $9.50 to $7.50 Hemstitched or Plain Cotton Sheets, in all sizes, „   _  , ... .       , __
Lammermoor   Scotch   Blankets, per pair, from per pair, from $4.50 to  $2.25 Marcella BedsPreads ln three slzes* from *2-5°
$10.50 to   $6.50 Hemstitched Pillow Slips, in linen, per pair, from $3.50 Honeycomb or Crochet Spreads, from $1.50
McLintock's Ventilated Down Quilts
We have yet to hear of a display of these splendid bed coverings that will compare
with the collection we have gathered this season.   It is unequalled.
Turkey Chintz Quilts, filled with downsize 60 x 72  $6.00
Size 72 x 72 $7.50
Satin Quilts, filled with eiderdown, assorted
Size x 72, from  $7.25
Size 60 x 72, from J-j.oo
Cotton-Filled Comforters, from, each $2.75
Satin Covered Quilts, newest art designs-
Size 72 x 60 $10.50
Size 72 x 72 $12.50
Handsome Crib Quilts from $2.75
Satin Quilts, fancy centres in gold, blue and
Size 72 x 60  $21.00
Size 72 x 72 $25.00
New Pieces of
Furniture for
Every Room in
the House
Arriving Daily


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