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The Week
A British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria,  B. 6.
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Vol. VI.   No
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THE WEEK, SATURDAY,'AUGUST ai, 1909
Ou Thursday next V ictoria
■The B.C.E.R. wjH _\m\ itself at the part
■jAgreement.       Jng „f tin- ways, and in ac-
"    cordance with the principle
underlying  one  of  the  most   important
privileges of a 'British subject will determine its policy upon a vital question by
Jthe simple expedient of casting a vote.
This vote is irrevocable so far as the pre-*,
■lent decision is concerned, and it therefore behooves every ratepayer to consider
in all its bearings the matter upon which
tie will have to decide.. He may adopt the
toward ly expedient of staying at home,
land by a display of apathy conduce to
■Jthe defeat of a measure which, whatever
its merits, demands the contribution af
some little time and energy on the part
If those to ;whom*-its fate is committed.
Viewed in this light it would be better
that the by-law should be defeated by an
overwhelming majority on a large poll,
than that it should go to the wall through
Indifference. The Week does not anticipate any such result, but believes that
within the few days intervening between
now and Thursday the.subject will receive
careful attention; its pros and cons will
bo weighed, and the citizens of Viqtoria
)vill; in large numbers *exercise their right
to vote* for or against it.* The agreement
is a goo(} one for the City; 110 doubt tjie
directors of the British Columbia" Electric
Railway Company believe,it to be a good
one for their Company, but the two claims
do not conflict, and The Week strongly
deprecates the view that, a wealthy corporation is, in any sense, of necessity a
public enemy. Place such a Corporation
in possession of*, an absolute monopoly,
from which they cannot be ousted, and ii}
the majority of instances selfishness will
dictate their policy, and they,will grind
the face of the public and extort illegitimate profits, .but'tMs is no sense the'case
with the British Columbia Electric Eailway Company. In the. first place they
have a record which has be'eu before thef*
eyes of the people of Victoria for many'
years, and which is favourable. This is
not to say that their system is perfect, or
that the public jhas not had from time to
time reasonable grounds for ' complaint,
but any impartial, observer • -Must a4mit
that the directors of the Company are men
of high character and personal integrity, ■
that they have always been prepared to
listen to complaints, and in time, although
perhaps not always as quickly as could
have been desired, the remedy has been
applied. During thc last two or three
years, coincident with the growth of the
City, the Company has shown a disposition to branch out and to keep pace with
its requirements. Its service is still far
from meeting every claim which could be
made, but it must be born in mind that
Victoria is not a compact but a scattered
community,.and that the cost of extending
a tramway system under these conditions
is, relative to the income, much higher
than in 'a denser city. People who are
criticising the proposed agreement are
never tired of instituting'comparisons with
Vancouver, but is it. reasonable to expect
that a City of less than 4*0,000 inhabitants
cun demand the same terms, in every respect, as one of nearly 100,000? The
Week is anxious that Victoria should en-
jov  every advantage in this connection
which Vancouver possesses, but in common
fairness it must be admitted that when the
Company has agreed to give the same rates
for power and light to 40,000 people in
one community as it is giving to a 100,000
in another it has met that phase of the
question*in a manner which hardly leaves
room for criticism. In this connection it.
should also be borne in mind that the
promised power rates are just one-halt
of what it is now costing Victoria to produce its own street lights. - A conservative
business man, none other than Mr.* Sk A.
Pauline, stated at a public meeting ;oii
Thursday night that under the proposed
agreement the citizens would save $t_3,000
as soon as the system came 'into operation,
with an increasing amount' aS-'the-population became larger. If" this figure is
viewed at ia fiv&'per tent, capitalization
value it represents haMi' a1, million dctltars,
and is surely a ■ substantial 1 gain. ■ The
question has "been [raised that the present
agreement: • • gives* 1 ■ the [ British Columbia
Electric Railway Company a monopoly
for .twenty-pun® yearS; and also that it
prevents thp: city* from' going into the business on its own account for that'length of
time; the first statement is incorrect and
the> latter, unimportant. With respect, to
the first, no monopoly is conferred; be
cause any private company will be at
liberty if they are prepared to put up the
necessary capital^ to £0 into competition
withi'the British Columbia Electric Railway Company at any time. The only wVvy
in* which■ the British Columbia' Electric
Railway Company is safeguarded is tliat
the City itself will not enter into competition, or bonus a competitor, is ■ thib
or'isit-not a fair proposition? liere; we
have; a Company which has already1 expended $2,500,000 in Victoria contemplating a further expenditure of' $1,500,-
0,00 on- the Jordan '.River* project, with
more: to follow. This money has to be
raised' on the credit of ithe Company in
London. jThei banks' or trtists which advance it look1 first to 'their security. They
know everything/thflt'can be known about
iin»ncey>Jand''!-financial conditions; they
know tliat not'-only in England, but in
Canada, 'th-e^-e is-'.Jtnuch talk''''of public
ownership of 'public utilities.' jTheyl'knc'w
that in many instances the polidy hafe-'fceeii'
adopted, and that' on a .watfe of "jJtiblib"
opinion it may-at any titoe'-be extended.
They know (further -that such' competition
as is established between a commercial en-;
terprise and a: municipality is not coitipe-i
tition upon a business basis. The aim of1
the municipality is not to pay dividends
but as a rule to reduce; rates, aud so popularize the policy, but instead of reducing
rales the municipality may decide, as it
has clone.in the case of several English
towns—notably Leeds and Walsall—to
supply the ratepayers with light at actual
cost. What room does this leave for a
commercial company to pay dividends,
however modest, or even a higher rate of
interest, than the minimum upon which
money can be borrowed ( What room does
it leave for the rewards of investment,
and what, encouragement does it offer to
the capitalist to develope a country? It
is obvious that Capital to be utilised must
lie attracted, and no part of the world has
stronger grounds for putting forward
every effort in the direction of attracting
capital than British Colnibia. If;in order*
to enable the Company to borrow this large
sum of money, and to encourage tbem to
spend it, it is necessary to guarantee thein
against the direct, competition of a municipality, it is equally necessary to guarantee them  against its indirect competi
tion through the bonusing of another company. All this does not prevent the city at
any time during the twenty-nine years
from going into the business should tliere
bo an overwhelming public sentiment iu
favour of doing so, but it. does provide
what is perfectly reasonable and customary, that in that event it must buy
out the works which the Company have
established at a reasonable price, to bo
deteiinined in the usual manner by arbitration. This destroys the monopoly argument. But with respect to the second plea
that the agreement prevents the city from
going into the business, not only is the
statement incorrect but it is unimportant,
even if. it: wero true, because tlie financial
position of the;,'City,iitself, according to
tl)o highest authorities is such thatj.it will
be a'matter of at'least twenty yea,rs before it could pl-a.ee, itself in a position to
borrow the sum of< money required to
establish power generation ami■ distribution works' of its own.* 1 As Mr. Pauline
said, in commenting upon ithis opinion,
by giving the British Columbia Electric
Railway Company an agreement , for
twenty-nine years the City is in. reality
surrendering nothing which it is in a position to take advantage of. The ouly other
point.* to which The Week desires to call
attention in this connection is the advantage which will accrue to Victoria from
the standpoint of development if the agreement becomes operative. The reduction in
power and light rates,. although so sub:
stantial, is of minor importance compared
with tlie asset which wiU be placed at fhe
disposal of the City for extonding all its
industrial activities. The one thing which
Victoria needs is population; two things
will contribute to this—the establishment
of local industries and the development
of the agricultural sections of the Saanich
Peninsula. The most expensive item in
connection with industries is motive power.
A steam boiler and engine is. prohibitive
in small businesses on the ground Ojf cost.
An electric motor, cheppen a-nd i-ii .every
sense more adaptable, would, ojften; be the
determining factor. With respect-to, agri-
; culture The Week has* always maintained
that the .true • prosperity] of Victpria depends, omthe cultivation of its hinterland,
and a system *©f eleotric tramways through
the Saanich Peninsula would double the
value and productiveness. of that section,
and within ten years double the population
of. Victoria. The rejection of the by-law
will mean the indefinite postponement of
these advantages. To put the case in a
nutshell a vote for the by-law is a vote
for PROGRESS aud PROSPERITY. A
vote against it is a vote for RETRO-
(1R ESS I OX and STAG N AT 10 X.
From a purely material
The Water* standpoint the by-law re-
By-law. lating to the Jordan River
power scheme is by far the
most important which has ever been submitted to the citizens of Victoria, but in a
broader sense as affecting not only the
prosperity but the comfort and health of
the community the Water By-law is even
more important. If it were possible to
strip the subject of all the extraneous
mntter which has crept into its discussion
aud look simply at the naked issue The
Week has no doubt that the vote of
Thursday next would be practically unani
iiKius in favour of the by-law, the only exception would be in the case of the few
cranks who, 011 principle, oppose every-
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thing. As The Week sees it the proposition may be thus defined: Victoria has a
population of approximately 40,000. It
has a water supply capable of yielding a
maximum of 3,000,000 gallons a clay.
This is the same quantity as was available
when the population of the City was less
than half wnat it is today. _\o increase
is possible in that source of supply. I'he
citizens have long made up tlieir minds
that they must go elsewhere and have
narrowed down tlieir consideration to two
localities—-Goldstream and Sooke. But
for untortunate differences of opinion, and
even more unfortunate litigation the City
would loug ago have acquired the rights
of the Esquimalt \\ aterworks Company,
but litigation has induced friction and ill-
feeling, so that a large section of the com
munity has come to regard the Esquinialt
Company in an unfavourable lu.nt. It
was considered that they asked an excessive
price for their holdings, ancl that, to use
a Western phrase, they We're trying to
"bull-dose" the City. Under this impression the citizens, more than a year ago,
voted in favour of the Sooke scheme; they
did this as the result of very strong representations "dn the part of the then
Mayor, fortified by a report from Expert
Adams, which was construed as favouring
the Sooke project. It was not long, however, before local engineers pointed out
that Mr. Adams' estimates, especially in
respect to'the cost of tunneling, were very-
wide bf the mark, and when it further
developed' that the Sooke scheme'' would
take at least five or six years to complete,
as against two for the Goldstream, aiid
that iii any event litigation with the Esquinialt Waterworks Company would be
almost inevitable because tlie Sooke
scheme necessitated the driving of a tunnel through a portion of their property the
matter began to wear a different aspect.
Accordingly at the last election of Parliament the municipality obtained legisla:
lion'which enabled them to expropriate the
whole of the works of the Esquimalt
Waterworks Company on1 terms which restored their original capital, allowed six
pel1 cent, interest ancl a bomts not exceeding twenty per cent., but always within
the discretion of the arbitrators. It is
practically for the endorsement of this
legislation that the by-law now to be submitted has been framed. The citizens are
asked: "Will you take Goldstream, which
will give you an abundant supply of goocl
water within two years, a monopoly of the
water supply of the whole of Yictoria and
the surrounding country, with its sources
of revenue, the extinguishment of all litigation and trouble with the Esquimalt
Company, and the removal of all obstacles
in the development of the Sooke project
subsequently, an estimated cost of $1,350,-
000, or do you prefer to go ahead with the
Sooke project on the understanding that
it will be from five to seven years before
you can benefit from it, during whicli time
vou will spend an unascertained amount in
litigation, and struggle with a grossly insufficient water supply, although ultimately you will have a much greater quantity,
say double, from Sooke than you can get
from Goldstream? If you prefer the
latter policy you may safely figure that the
first cost will he not less than $2,000,000
for the same service as you will get from
Goldstream for $1,:i50,000." The Week
believes that this is au absolutely fair and
accurate statement of the case, and it
urges, as it has never ceased to urge for
four years, that the only rational solution
of the A'ictoria water problem is first to
acquire Goldstream. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1909
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t MUSIC AND     I
I     THE STAGE J
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The Girl From Rector's.
The Victoria theatre was filled on
Tuesday night to see "The Girl From
Rector's." Through four acts they
laughed, and if that is the desideratum then it was a good play, bio
1 should be sorry to endorse such
a verdict. I venture to think that
nothing quite as breezy and salacious
has been seen iri Victoria since the
Savoy closed. The play is essentially
Frenchy, and tolerable only in some
such theatre as the Moulin Rouge,
where at any rate it would have been
in its natural habitat. Victoria is
hardly educated up to that standard.
When the people want to study the
human form divine they patronise living picture shows, and do not take
their children. One wonders how the
American censor permitted this play
to run for a hundred nights in New
York and shut down on a few other
harmless dramatic sketches, which I
refrain from mentioning because I
have no desire to advertise them.
Not only was the acting suggestive,
but the lines were interlarded with
damnable inuendo, which is the most
objectionable feature of all. It is said
that the play was presented in
Seattle; if so it must have been in
the Exposition Pay Streak. I notice
that the dramatic critic of the Times
said that it left a nasty taste in his
mouth. I heard an even more direct
criticism from a lady who sat behind
me: "Let us go," said she, "it gives
me the pip," and that was the verdict of nine out of ten of those who
saw it through.
MOMUS.
New Grand Theatre.
There will be live full attractions
at the New Grand all next week,
making as complete a variety bill as
any seen in Victoria. One act contains four people and four acts are
marked by two persons each, so that
the whole bill runs the management
into a very high salary list.
It is a long time since there was
anything like pantomime at the Grand
and this will be the work of the four
Stagpooles, whose feature act is a
golfing story written into pantomime
and entitled "The Crazy Caddie."
The opportunities given for humour
are immense. The production is the
entire work of the four performers
and is the most laughable pantomime
act running on the circuit, the clothes
alone drawing peels of merriment
from the audience.
William Selbini and Janetta Gro-
vini, jugglers, acrobats and cyclists,
will do an act in acrobatic juggling
while riding cycles and the extraordinary strength of Janettc Grovini
will be feature attractions.
Those wholesale dealers in original
mirth, McFarland and Murray, who
took Vancouver by storm, will present "The Millionaire and the Iceman," one of the funniest of sketches.
Johan and Matt provide musical
variety in a vocal and instrumental
turn, "Those Leipzig Chappies," and
John Curran and Hazel Edwards,
twentieth century minstrels, bring up-
to-date minstrel song and dance with
attractive costuming cake walks, etc.
"Love's Old Sweet Song," to bc
sung by Thomas J. Price, should bc
another one exactly suitable to the
favorite singer's voice. Two motion
pictures are also added and the bill
as a whole promises to be one of the
best.
FORESTRY TOPICS.
To be Discussed by Big Meeting at
Regina on September 3 and 4.
Tree planting and growing on the
prairies will bc one of the chief topics
for discussion at the special meeting of the Canadian Forestry Association in Regina, Sask., on September
3 and 4 next. Other topics which
will have a prominent place on the
programme which  is being prepared
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You will be enabled to do the
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A snap of the button, that's
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days' free trial to Victorians.
B. C. ELECTRIC CO., LIMITED
Oorner Fort and Langley Streets
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1016 Qovernment Street, Victoria, B. C.
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THE POPULARITY OF THE
EMPRESS
THEATRE
is shown by the vast crowds that appreciated good value for
5c. Matinee for Children
10c. Adults
Here's our programme for tonight:
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY—The Happiest Day of Her Life
(Exceptionally long and interesting).
Race Prejudice       Fire at Sea
Wood Floating      Beg Pardon
Song—I've Taken a Fancy for You.
Complete change  of programme on  Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays.
Continuous performance:  2.00 to .30—7.00 to 10.30 p.m.
Children's Matinees: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday—Five Cents.
fldmission * Ten Cents
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will bc the management of the forest
reserves and the question of their use
as game preserves.
This will be the first time that a
meeting of the Canadian Forestry Association has been held in the prairie
provinces. It will be conducted under the auspices of the City Council
and thc Board of Trade of the city,
or in response to whose invitation thc
Association decided to hold its meeting in Saskatchewan's capital.
The railways have promised a
single fare rate to delegates for the
round trip, and on the second day of
the meeting an excursion will be held
to Indian Head to inspect the Dominion Government's forest nursery and
plantations there.
Programmes and further information in regard to thc meeting may be
obtained from the secretary of the
Association, Mr. Jas. Lawler, n
Queen's Park, Toronto, Ont.
&M
NOTICE.
48
Sleeping Sound.
"Annie, where's papa?"
"He's upstairs, asleep."
"Were you up stairs, dear?"
"No,  ma."
"Then how do you know he's
asleep?"
"I heard him doing it. He's sleeping out loud."
Public  Inquiries  Act.
NOTICE ls hereby given that sittings
of the Commission appointed under the
"Public Inquiries Act," tor the purpose
ot making Inquiry Into all matters In
connection with the timber resources
of the Province will be held at the
following points on the dates set opposite  each,   namely:—
Vancouver—August 23rd, 24th, and
25th.
Seattle—August 26th,  27th, and 28th.
Kamloops—September 7th.
Vernon—September 8 and 9.
Revelstoke—September 10 and 11.
Nelson—September 13.
Cranbrook—September 14 and IB.
Fernie—September 16.
Grand Porks—September 18.
Owing to the members of the Commission having accepted an invitation to
j attend the meetings of the First National Conservation Congress of the
United States, to be held in the Auditorium of the Alaska-Yukon-Paciflc Exposition, Seattle, Washington, on August
, 26th, 27th and 28th lnst., the meetings
1 on the last day of the Commission m
Vancouver, advertised for the 26th, and
the meetings at New Westminster,
August 27th and 28th, have been cancelled. Arrangements for the holding
of meetings at these places will be announced later. The meeting at Kamloops will be held on the 7th of September, and not on the 30th August,
as orginally advertised. Otherwise the
itinerary remains the same.
Announcement will be made later If it
should be decided to be necessary or
advisable to hold meetings at other
places.
FRED.   J.   FULTON,
Chairman.
Lands  Department,
Victoria, B.C., 12th August, 1909.
Victoria Fuel Co.
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Company (Ltd.).
THIS COAL is admitted by all to be the finest Domestic Coal
mined.
Let us know if you want it quick.
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We are now able to offer to our patrons
A   GUARANTEE
on our splendid line of PLATED KNIVES, FORKS and SPOONS.
This line which is specially made for us is guaranteed to have
MORE SILVER than any other standard make and we GUARANTEE to replace
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any of these goods which, a ter use, do not prove satisfactory. This
condition we believe accompanies no other flatware made.
Prices as follows:—
COFFEE SPOONS  per doz.  $3.70
TEASPOONS  " 3-15
DESSERTSPOONS   " 4-95
TABLESPOONS  " 5-85
DESSERT FORKS   " 4-95
TABLE FORKS   " 5*5
DESSERT KNIVES    " 4-95
TABLE KNIVES  " 54<>
Challoner & Mitchell
Diamond Merchants and Silversmiths
1017 Qovernment Street Victoria, B. C.
Headquarters for choice nursery stock.
Apple, pear, cherry, plum and peach trees
and small fruits, also ornamental trees,
shrubs, roses, evergreens, etc. Largest and
best assorted stock in British Columbia.
Ten per cent, cash discount on all orders
above $10.00.
PRICE LIST AND CATALOGUE ON
APPLICATION.
Good Skates Good Instructors
GRAND OPENING
Roller  Rink, at Assembly
SEPTEMBER  1st,  1909
Good Music Good Time
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RADIGER & JANION, THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST ai, 1909
OCIETY
Mr. Brabazon Parker left for Vancouver by Wednesday's boat.
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Miss Elsie Bullen paid a short visit
lo Vancouver last week. During her
stay there she was the guest of Mr.
Ind Mrs. Geo. Bushby, returning
pome on Sunday.
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Miss Violet Pooley, Esquimalt, has
|)een visiting friends in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs. Roper of Cherry Creek is the
|?uest of Mrs. Fred. Pemberton.
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Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Gore, after en-
oying a week   in    Seattle, returned
|iome on Tuesday last.
* *     W
Miss Vyvaan Bolton, General Hos-
|>ital, Vancouver, is spending her holi-
|lays in Victoria.
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Captain and Mrs. Troup have been
[mjoying a motor trip to Alberni.
* *   w
Miss Katie Gaudin, who has been
Ipending a holiday in Vancouver and
pydney, has returned to town.
* *    w
Mrs.  W.   L.  Stanley  and  children
lind her mother, Lady Herron, of
Honolulu, are occupying the house
belonging to the  Messrs, Bevan for
fhe summer.
* *   *
Mrs. McGowan and Miss McGowan
|are among the many Honolulu visiters in Victoria, who are spending the
Istimmer months here.
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Mrs. Mist and Miss Mist of Honolulu, are guests at the Angela.
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*, Mr. Michael Jamieson is due to arrive   in   Victoria  from   Honolulu  on
^Tuesday next.
* *   *
I A very amusing fancy dress dinner
was given at Government House on
Tuesday evening by the Misses Dunsinuir.
* *   *
I. Mrs. Rome, Miss Rome, Miss T.
Monteith, Miss Maud Monteith and
Miss Winona Troup have been enjoying a camping outing up the Gorge
for the past week.
* *   *
I Colonel Holmes and officers, Work
Point Barracks, gave a most delightful "at home" and tennis party on
Thursday afternoon.
Mrs, Watt, William Head, spent a
couple of days in town this week.
* *   *
Mrs. F. S. Whiting is staying with
friends in the Terminal City.
The officers, Work Point Barracks,
gave a most charming dance last
Monday evening in the Live's Courts,
Mrs. Hughes made a most delightful
hostess for the evening.   The supper
I table was elaborately arranged with
gladiola in lovely tones. Among those
present were: Miss L. Eberts, Miss
Eva Holmes, Mrs. Bodwell, Miss A.
Pooley, Miss Olive Bryden, Miss T.
Monteith, Miss E. Pitts, Miss M.
Pitts, Miss Adams, Miss F. Gillespie,
** Miss B. Irving, Miss Marian Dunsmuir, Miss Muriel and Miss Kathleen
Dunsmuir, Miss Molyneux, Miss Dorothy Day, Misses Butchart, Miss Cecelia Helmcken, Miss Helen Peters,
Miss Nora Coombe, Miss Petty
Drake, Miss Paula Irving and Miss
E. Mason; Captain Crawford, Mr.
Pat Bennett, Mr. Coke, Mr. Eaton,
Mr. Cambie, Mr. D. Martin, Mr.
Bruce Irving, Mr. Boffin Irving, Mr.
Jephson, Mr. McDougal, Mr. D. Bullen, J. Mason, Mr. T. James, Mr. Parker, Mr. Cobum, Mr. D. Gillespie,
Mr. Lowry, Mr. C. Pitts, Mr. A. Pitts,
Mr. Western, Mr. Bromley, Mr.
Dewdney, Mr. Ambery, Mr. Ross, Mr.
W. Todd, Mr. Mattison, Mr. Twigg,
Capt. Hughes, Capt. McDonald, Mr.
Ouldcr and  others.
Mr.  H,  B. Ashby of Kamloops is
in the city.
* *   *
Mr. Fred. Rome returned from thc
Sound cities last Sunday where he
has been for a two weeks' holiday.
* *   *
Miss G. Mackay is the guest of her
sister, Mrs. A. Spalding, Salt Spring
Island.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Lofts and son
left last Tuesday for Quebec whence
they will sail on the Empress of Ireland on a three months' trip to the
Old Country.
No cards of invitation have been
issued to the wedding of Miss Bullen,
which is set for the 30th. The marriage will be private.
* *   *
Mrs. J. Morrill has returned to her
home in Kamloops after spending a
delightful time visiting Coast friends.
* *   *
Mr. Allan Mercer and his bride
have taken up their residence at Coquitlam.
* *   *
Miss Scharschmidt, sister of D.
Scharschmidt, is visiting friends here
before returning to her home in Jamaica.
* *   *
Dr. John Hanington, who has just
returned from West Africa, is spending a few weeks with his parents at
Stanley avenue.
* *   *
Mr. J. S. Floyd left last Saturday,
via the C.P.R., on a trip to the Old
Country.
* *   *
Miss Norah L. Wilson, who underwent an operation on the nth, is
now rapidly recovering.
Mr. Victor Long, the well known
portrait painter, accompanied by his
wife, have arrived in the city. It is
quite likely that he will make his
home here.
* w   w
Miss Ina Bodwell left last Thursday via the Northern Pacific for
Spokane.
* *     s|c
Amongst the latest arrivals in town
is Monsieur Gaspard Edesse, who hail
from Paris.
* *   *
Mr. William Matison of London,
England, has arrived in town.
*K     W     W
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Wilson of
Salt Spring Island left last Thursday
by the Monteagle on a visit to Japan.
* *   *
Mrs. Norris of "Lynn Regis," Esquimalt Road, left this week on the
Monteagle for Hankow, China, to
visit Mr. and Mrs. H..C. Norris.
Mr. William McCullough has gone
up the Copper River with a party of
timber experts, with a view to putting in mills at the mouth of Copper
River.
* *   *
The General Manager of the C.P.R.
telegraph service (W. J. Camp) accompanied by his wife, are guests at
the Empress Hotel.
* *   *
One of our well known local milliners, Mrs. M. A. Vigor, returned
last'Wednesday after a ten days' tour
of the East, where she visited in the
interests of her business.
* *   *
Mrs. E. Hudson and daughter left
last Wednesday via the North Coast
Limited, for Montreal, whence they
will sail on the Allan Liner Virginian
for the Old Country.
Miss Ida Allan, daughter of Mr. A.
Allan, Inspector of Customs, Calgary,
has been staying a few days with Mrs.
Arthur Davies, of Oak Bay. Miss Allan intends spending some time in
Vancouver before returning to Calgary.
Do You Like
GOOD THINGS TO EAT
7
For Saturday we have Cream
Puffs and Eclairs; Walnut,
Marshmallow, Pineapple, Reception Petit Fours, and a
nice selection of fresh Pastry,
Buns, etc.
Try the new "Fair Maid"
Chocolates.
Clay's Tea Rooms
Oriental Cream
OS MAGICAL BEAUTIFIES
BEAUTY THAT LASTS.
Where is the woman who has not
the praiseworthy desire to enhance
her personal charms and preserve as
long as possible her delightful power
of enchantment, which lasts as long
as her beauty? The Oriental Cream,
prepared by Dr. T. Felix Gouraud, of
New York City, is a harmless preparation for preserving the delicacy
of the complexion and removing
blemishes. It is the favorite toilet
article of the leading professional
artists, who owe so much of their
popularity to their personal charms.
Scarcely a star dressing room in the
land is without Gouraud's Oriental
Cream, which is the most wholesome
and perfect beautifier known. Druggists will supply you. No. 8.
35
PRINCE RUPERT LAND REGISTRATION DISTRICT.
NOTICE is hereby given that the temporary office of the Prince Rupert Land
Registry has been removed from Viotoria to Prince Rupert, and that it will
be open for the transaction of business
at Prince Rupert on and after the llth
day  of August,   1909.
HENRT ESSON YOUNG,
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
Sth August, 1909.
aug 6
37
SATURNA   ISLAND.
NOTICE is hereby given that C. C. L.
Alexander will within thirty days from
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal under the
area described as follows:
Commencing at the north-east corner
of the southeast quarter of section seventeen; thence south one mile; thence
east one mile; thence north one mile;
thence west one mile; to place of commencement,
aug 7 C. C. L. ALEXANDER.
40
SATURNA ISLAND.
NOTICE is hereby given that E. M.
King will within thirty days from this
date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Vietoria, for a license to prospect for coal under the
area described as follows:
Commencing at the northeast corner
of the southeast quarter of section seventeen; thence west one mile; thence
south one mile; thence east one mile;
thence north one mile to place of eommeneement.
aug 7 H. M. KING.
41
TUMBO ISLAND.
NOTICE is hereby given that Arthur
E. Hepburn will within thirty days from
this date apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria for a
license to prospect for coal, under the
area described as follows:
Commencing at a post planted at the
extreme westerly end of Tumbo Island,
at high water mark; thence north one
mile; thenee west one mile; thence
south one mile; thence east one mile
to place of commencement,
aug 7 ARTHUR E. HEPBURN.
42
TUMBO   ISLAND.
NOTICE is hereby given that Harry
Melvor Hepburn will within thirty days
from this date apply to the Assistant
Commissioner of Lands at ictoria ior
a license to prospect for coal, under tne
area described as follows:
Commencing at a post planted at the
extreme easterly end ot Tumbo Island
at high water mark; thence north one
mile; thence east one mile; thence south
one mile; thence west one mile to place
of commencement,
aug 7     HARRY McIVOR HEPBURN.
A Pleasant Afternoon or Evening
can be spent at Foul Bay.
Comfortable Tea Rooms and a well appointed Bath-house.
Music,   Public Phone 2110.
Bring your friends along.
43
TUMBO ISLAND.
NOTICE is hereby given that Barbara G. Hepburn will within thirty
days from this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria for a license to prospect for coal
under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post made on a
stump at the centre of the north shore
of Tumbo Island, at high water mark;
thence north one mile; thence west one
mile; thence south one mile; thence
east one mile to place of commencement,
aug 7 BARBARA G. HEPBURN.
44
TUMBO  ISLAND.
NOTICE is hereby given that Frank
H. Hepburn will within thirty days
from this date, apply to the Assistant
Commissioner of Lands at Vietoria for
a license to prospect for coal under the
following described area:—
Commencing at a post made on a
stump at the centre of the north shore
of Tumbo Island at high water mark;
thence north one mile; thence east one
mile; thence south one mile; thence
west one mile to place of commencement,
aug 7 FRANK H. HEPBURN.
SATURNA ISLAND 38
NOTICE is hereby given that H. M.
King will within thirty days from this
date, apply, to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria for a license to prospect for coal under tho
area described as follows:
Commencing at the northeast cornei
of section eleven, thence north one
mile; thence west one mile; thence
south one mile; thence east one mile
to place of commencement,
aug 7 H.   M.   KING.
Cosy Corner Cafe
AND TEA  ROOMS
are the nearest approach in the city to
Dear Old England
WHERE COMFORT AND SERVICE ARE ONE.
WE  EXCEL OTHERS
BREAKFASTS        LUNCHES
AFTERNOON TEAS
DINNERS
To prove what we state pay us a visit.
We grow our own produce.
Parties catered to and tables reserved.
COSY CORNER CAFE AND TEA ROOMS
616 Port St. - Phone 1440
Aro all in harmony hore
A. K. VAUGHAN
PHOPKIBTOK
VICTORIA, B.C.
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if
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8
H     Try  the  Empire   Hotel  and
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jj| red carpet, but we DO have a
|   QUICK SERVICE   |
g and give the best meal in the
h Province for 20c.
8
i
& WINES, LIQUORS AND
if CIGARS.
if Family trade catered to.
if Rooms, 25c and up.
if Telephone 841.
•§ A. LIPSKY, Proprietor,
if Milne Block, 568 Johnson St.
if VICTORIA, B.C.
•?HW«Wi»WiJ*««1i*«WH»W«-rfi*Wi.'rtW(*W
OMINECA LAND DISTRICT.
FOUH. FEB CENT. OH
DEPOSIT.
Wa pay tonr per oent. Interest
on depoiiti of |1 (one dollar)
and np, withdrawable by cheque.
Special attention given to deposits made by mail.
Paid np Capital over $1,000,000
Assets over   -       •       2,000,000
B. O. PERMANENT LOAN OO.,
1S10   Government   Street,
Viotoiia, B.O.
NOTICE.
34
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Emma Martena
Olson, of Houston, Minnesota, occupation, a single lady, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following
described land:—
Commencing at a post planted about
40 chains east of G. W. Proctor's Preemption on south shore of small lake
and about 15 chains more or less north
of J. J. Forbes' Southeast corner, thence
south 16 chatns more or less, thence
west 40 chains, thence south 20 chains,
thence east 80 chains, thence north 20
chains, thence west 6 chains more or
less to small lake, thence meandering
south shore of said lake to point of
commencement, and being 160 acres,
more or less.
May 25th. 1909.
je 26 EMMA MARTENA OLSON.
"Public  Inquiries  Act."
NOTICE is hereby given that sittings
of the Commission appointed under the
"Public Inquiries Act," for the purpose
of making Inquiry Into all matters in
connection with the timber resources of
the Province will be held at the following points on the dates set opposite
each, namely:—
Victoria—August 16, 17 and 18.
Nanaimo—August  19.
Vancouver—August 23, 24, 26 and 26.
New Westminster—August 27 and 28.
Kamloops—August 30.
Vernon—eptember 8 and 9.
Revelstoke—September 10 and 11.
Nelson—September 13.
Cranbrook—September 14 and 16.
Fernie—September 16.
Grand Forks—September 18.
Announcement will be made later if
it should be decided to be necessary or
advisable to hold meetings at other
places.
FRED  J.   FULTON,
Chairman.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., 2Gth July, 1909.
aug 7 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST _i[ 1909
The Week
A Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
•THE WEEK" PUBLISHING
COMPANY, LIMITED.
Published at VICTORIA and VANCOUVER
1208  Government St., Victoria, B.C,
W. BLAKEMORE, Editor.
Law and Lawlessness
BY BOHEMIAN.
The boast of British subjects 1
their respect for the law. That re
sped is due half to its excellence and
Half to its enforcement. In every
country there are a few men wh
habitually set themselves in defiance
bf the law, but thc proportion is
smaller in the British Empire than
hi any other, and this is probably
due to the certainty that with respect
to the legal, as well as to the moral
code, "He who breaketh the law, an
adder shall sting him." It is the certainty of this stinging which terrorises evil doers. There are men everywhere who can only be kept from
evil doing by a strong arm; remove
that even for a moment and they
leap the barriers and become maur-
auders. The United States have obtained an unenviable notoriety, from
tlie depredations of the people of this
class, and yet many of them are only
vilians in fustian; they are not murderers at heart nor desperadoes at
heart, but for the sheer deviltry of
showing that they don't care a snap
for thc law they set to work to break
it. In thousands of instances they do
so with impunity. It seems to be
no one's business to call them down.
There is an easy tolerance for their
antics, and it is only when they become seriously in earnest that the
public sits up and takes notice; then
the machinery of the law is set in
motion. But what follows? The machinery is allright and would grind
out its purpose to a successful finish
nine times out of ten if it were permitted to run, but alas! no sooner
does it start than a locker is pushed
ijno the Wheel, and the revolutions
cjea.se. The locker is expensive; it' is
generally a solid wedge of gold, and*
in process of time has to be replaced,
and as long as the bullion is forthcoming to replace it there is little
likelihood of the machinery restarting; .this accounts for the long drawn
out Thaw trial, and for the fact that
a San Francisco millionaire has only
just begun to serve his sentence
which was pronounced five years ago.
Indeed it accounts for a great deal
that the average man never hears of,
all of which brings the law into disrepute. It was bad enough when tlie
itching palm belonged to policemen,
aldermen, and'niunicipal officers generally, but it is infinitely worse if
Judge Lindsay Is correct in his statement that the judiciary of the United
States is corrupt, that even the Supreme Court is venial, and that the
big corporations are able to bribe the
men who are paid to administer justice. This is poison at the fount with
a vengeance, and unless the evil can
be checked no power on earth can
avert a revolution, and a social cataclysm. Against the lawlessness which
is the efflorescence of depraved humanity, there is a remedy in a just
law rigidly enforced; against the
treachery of those who are appointed
to enforce it there is no remedy except their removal. Thc root of the
evil in the United States is that
judges are political appointees, and as
long as this is the case there is little
to hope for. The very atmosphere of
politics is inimical to the administration of justice. There is between them
the same enmity as exists between thc
carnal and thc spiritual mind. They
are congenital foes, irreconcilable and
irredeemable. Hitherto the bench in
Canada has not had to suffer from
this reproach, at any rate to more
than a very limited extent. The public should carefully safeguard its
avenues, for no party triumph is
worth a moment's consideration in
view  of  the  enormous  loss  inflicted
on the public interest by appointments made on any ground but that
of absolute personal fitness and propriety. There is very little wilful defiance of law in Canada; in the first
place it doesn't pay, and in the next
place public opinion will not tolerate
it. Even the professional criminal
from across the line roars as mildly
as a suckling dove when he comes to
Canada. Even at a race meeting one
sees the habitual tough with his claws
pared, and his teeth drawn. This is
a splendid tribute to Canadian law
and its enforcement, and should teach
our people that they cannot too closely watch development, nor too rigidly insist on the appointment of men
who are indeed without fear and without reproach, and who can be relied
upon under all circumstances, ancl in
face of every temptation to maintain
the majesty of the law.
Sporting Comment
The defeat . of the Victoria
cricketers at the hands of Vancouver
in the tournament during the past
week did not come as a surprise .'.to
many of their followers, but it was
nevertheless very disappointing, .losing for them as if does the championship, for the year,, It augurs well fol
cricket when teams frdm as fair ...eist
as Calgary and as far west as Portland meet at a neutral ] point to decide the question of supremacy! and
it is to be hoped,.that .these tournaments will continue foryearsto come.
In reference to the Victoria team 1
was iii hopes that they 'Would reverse
the decision against the Vancouver
team and get revenge for their two
defeats already this season. The
local team is not considered quite as
strong as that of last year, but even
as* they are a better showing should
have been made and I think that if a
little more attention was given to
practice and less to pink teas better
results would be obtained.
* *     *
Thfe Victoria swimmers made a
brave showing at Vancouver last Saturday when they practically carried
off all the prizes. Little Miss Blanche
Griffin was very conspicuous and
easily carried off the championship in
the ladies' classes and showed that
she was well able to care for herself
in water.
* *■    *
In., the, annual meeting of the
athletes of the American Athletic
Union held at Seattle last Saturday,
the Western athletes showed that
they are no longer in'the'background
by wihning-from some Af the best
men ever produced iri'ihe East. To
say the least thc result was a decided
surprise to the Easterners and in future they will have a far greater respect for the men from the West than
ever before. I am sorry however to
have to refer to ihe action of President Sullivan in ^refusing*' the entry
of a Revelstoke athlete, claiming that
there was a difference between the
\merican and Canadian Unions. This
ippears very childish on the part of
the President and will do consider-
ible towards widening the gap between the two organizations.
*■■_____,,'*
The soccer players are already in
the field, practice having commenced
during the week in preparation for
the games at Seattle in connection
with the A. Y. P. There is in Victoria a sufficient number of players
from which a team can be selected,
which will give any team in B. C.
a hard game; this, however, can only
be accomplished by continual practice. If the players get but and get
to work they will be right near thc
top when the games are over. I also
wish to point out that since the close
of last season several players have
become residents of this city ,'ind it is
up to the several clubs to hunt these
men up and get them in the game, as
it is' hard to tell what material is
available without getting them out.
UMPIRE.
OMINECA   LAND   DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Wm. Harriot, oi
Winnipeg, Manitoba, occupation Grain
Merchant, intends to apply ror permission to purchase the (ollowing described
land:—
Commencing at a post planted 1 mile
east of the south-east corner of Section
12, Township 1, Bange 4, Nechaco Valley; thence south 80 chains; thenee
west 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains to point of commencement and being Section 6 East,
of Township 1, Range 4.
April 5th, 100!).
jel2 WM.  HARRIOT.
No. 31
CERTIFICATE   OF   THE   REGISTRATION   OF  AN   EXTRA-PROVIN-
' CIAL COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897."
I HEREBY CERTIF.Y that the "John
J. Sessnon Company," an Extra-Provincial Company, has this day been regis
tered as a Company under the "Companies Act, 1807," to carry out or effect
all or any of the objects of the Com
pany to which the legislative authority
of tlio Legislature of British Columbia
extends.
The head ofllce of the Company Is
situate at the City of San Francisco.
f-Aate of California.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is fifty thousand dollars, divided into flve thousand shares bf ten
dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company in this
Province is situate at Chancery Chambers, Langley Street, in the City of Victoria, and Charles James Prior, bar-
rister-at-law, whose address is Chancery
Chambers, Langley Street aforesaid, is
the attorney for the Company (not empowered  to  issue  and  transfer  stock)
The time of the existence of the
Company is 50 years from the 5th day
of May, AD. 1903.
Given under my hand' and seal oi
oflice at Victoria, Province of Britlsn
Columbia, this 16th day of July, one
thousand nine hundred and nine.
(L.S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies
The objects for , whioh this Coippany
has. been established and. registered are:
1. Buying, selling, mortgaging, leasing, developing, working and dealing in
mines, mining locations, mining, clfums
and 'mining properties: ■    ;;,V,i    i'      .11
2. "Buying, selling, mortgaging, leasing, manufacturing, constructing, pper-
ating and dealing in quartz and other
mill's, j machinery, tools, tayrifements and
appliances of every kind arid character*
3. Buying, selling, mortgaging, leasing, constructing and dealing in ditches,
flumes and aqueducts, and the 'buying,
selling, mortgaging, leasing and dealing
in vyater and water rights:
4. Buying, selling,and dealing in patents and pateiit rights: ; ';); *
5. Buying, selling, mortgaging, leasing, chartering, constructing and operating lighters, barges, sailing vessels,
steamboats, steamships, tugs and water
craft of every kind and character:
6. Buying, selling, mortgaging, leasing, improving and dealing in real estate:
7. Buying, selling, leasing,, handling,
trading and dealing in all kinds of personal property:
8. Borrowing and lending money.
9. Buying, selling and dealing in the
stocks, bonds and securities of other
corporations, public and private, and tho
buying and leasing of the business,
franchises and properties of other corporations:
10. Buying, selling and dealing in
merchandise and, goods of all kinds:
11. The establishment, maintenance,
buying, selling, mortgaging and leasing
of stores, trading stations and trading
posts:       	
12. The conducting of a general
lightering and stevedore business:
13. The conducting of a general forwarding, shipping and express business:
14. The conducting of a general mining, milling, manufacturing, mercantile, trading and contracting Business:
15. The doing of all things incident
to the. purposes for which said corporation is formed:
16. To carry on its business in the
Province of British Columbia, and to
carry out or effect any of the purposes
or objects of the Company to which tho
legislative authority of the legislature
of the Province of British Columbia
extends. Jy24
No. 26
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.'
NOTICE is hereby given that Thomas
N. Street will within 30 days from this
date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, (or a lir
cense to prospect for coal bn the lands
and under the area described as follows: .  '
Commencing at a post at the S. E.
corner "of Section 24, Township 2'i,
thence north one mile, thence west 0'iie
mile,' thence south one mile, therice east'
one mile to place of beginning;     '
16 June, 1909:
jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
(f
^
INTERVIEW US
The time to buy real estate is
now. Don't wait uritil good
property goes sky high. We
have some very choice, and well
located lots which can be
bought by paying
A Small Amount Down
Waterfront lots, acreage, homes,
farms.   Consult us now. and
BUY NOW
Sovereign Realty Co.
Cosy Corner Tea Rponis
6)6 FORT ST., VICTORIA, B.C
CANCELLATION  OF  RESERVE.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve existing on Crown Lands ln the
vicinity of Babine Lake, Range 6, Coast
District, notice of which was published
in the British Columbia Gazette of the
17th December, 1908, is cancelled in so
far as it relates to Lots No. 1,463 to
1,500, both inclusive, Range 5, Coast District
ROBERT A, RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., June 6th, 1909.
je 12
OMINECA   LAND   DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that John Fitch, of
Moyie, B.C., occupation Merchant, intends to apply for permission to pui-
chase  the  following described  lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at the
south-west corner of Section 17, Township east of Township 1, Range 4, Nechaco Valley; thence north 60 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence south 60
chains; thence west 80 chains to point
of commencement, and being 560 acres
of said Section 17.
April  4th,  1909.
JOHN FITCH.
June 12
OMINECA   LAND   DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Minnie A. Currie,
of Glencoe, Ontario, occupation, Married
Woman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
land:—
Commencing at a post planted one
mile east of the north-east corner ot
Section 12, Township 1, Range 4, Nechaco Valley, thence south 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence north su
chains; thence east 80 chains to point
of commencement, and being Section 7
East of Township 1, Range 4.
April 4th, 1909.
jel2 MINNIE  A.   CURRIE.
CJMINECA   LAND   DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that James J. Harpell,
of Toronto, Ontario, occupation Editor,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
.Commencing at a post planted 1 mlle
east of the south-east corner of Section 12, Township 1, Range 4, Nechaco
Valley; thence south 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence west, ISO'Chains to point of com-
mehcenientv-'and being Section 6, Township east of Township 1, Range 4.
April  6th,  1909.
Je 12 JAMES J. HARPELL.
Send $1.00
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and send to Circulation Manager, The Week, Victoria, B.C.
No. 27
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE..
Rupert District.
NOTICE is hereby given that Dorothy
M. Bulwer will within 30 days from
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands al;, Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal oh the lands
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post at the N. W.
corner , ot' Section 18, Township'' IS,
thence east one' mile, thence south one
mile, thence west one mile, thence north
one mile to place of beginning.
1*6 July, :190?._.
jy i. .LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
NOTICE TC>'CONTRACTORS.
47
School-House, Prince Rupert.
Spaled Tenders, superscribed "Alternate Tenders for an 8-room School-
house," will be received by the Honourable the Minister of Public Works up
to noon of Thursday, the 2nd day of
September, 1909: 1. For the erection
and completion of an 8-room frame
School-house. 2. For the erection and
part completion of 8-room School-house
at Prince Rupert, B.C.
Plans, specifications, contract and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 16th day of August, 1909, at
the,ofllce of the Government Agent at
Prince Rupert; of R. J. Skinner, Esq.,
Timber Inspector, Vancouver; and at the
Department of Public Works, Victoria,
B.C.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank, oi
Canada, made payable to the Honourable the Minister of Public Works, for
a sum equivalent to ten per cent, of
the amount of the tenders, which shall
be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract when called
upon to do so, or if he fail to complete
the work contracted for. The cheques
or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful
tenderers will be returned to them upon
the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed ln the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
F. C. GAMBLE,    -
Public Works Engineer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., August llth, 1909.
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ORCHESTRA IN ATTENDANCE.
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT.
District of Renfrew.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Frank Vloker
Hobbs, of Victoria, B.C., occupation retired, Intends to apply for permission
to lease the following described land:—
Commencing at a post planted about
eight chains ln a northerly direction
from the south-east corner of Section
11, Township 11; thence following the
sinuosities of the shore line northwesterly 17 chains; thence south-easterly 10 chains; thence northerly 10 chains:
thence south-easterly to the point of intersection of the south-east quarter of
Section eleven (11) and the south-wesi
quarter of section twelve (12), Township 11, Renfrew District, and extending eastwards from said shore line as
before described, and Including the foreshore and land covered by water.
Dated   June   2nd,   1909.
je 12    , FRANK VICKER HOBBS.
Each tender shall be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certlflcate
of' deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the order of the
Hon. the Minister of Public Works, in
the sum of fifteen hundred ($1,500) dol-
l^'pf, which shall1 be; forfeited if the
p'jirty tendering decline , or neglect to
enter into contract when called upon
to do so, or fail to complete the work
contracted for, ,
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on tho forms supplied, signed
with the* actual signatures of tho tenderers, accompanied by the above-mentioned cheque and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The Minister of Public Works is not
bound to accept the lowest or any tender.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., Bth August, 1909.
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
46
SATURNA ISLAND. 36
i     NOTICE ls hereby given that L. Alex-
; ander will within thirty days from this
date,  apply   to  the  Assistant  Commls-
I sioner  of  Lands  at  Victoria  for  a  license   to   prospect  for   coal   under  the
area described as follows:
Commencing at the northeast corner
of the southeast quarter of section seventeen; thence west one mile; thenee
north one mile; thenee east one mile;
ihence south one mile to place of commencement,
aug 7 L. ALEXANDER.
No. 23
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
j NOTICE is hereby given that Hugh
I Massey will within 30 days from
liis date, apply to the Assistant Com-
Jissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
Icense to prospect for coal on the lands
Ind  under  the area described as  foi-
iiws:
Commencing at a. post at the' S. K.
brner  of  Section  20,    Township    18,
/ience north one mile, thence west one
lile thence south one mile, thenee east
fie mile to place of beginning.
115 June, 1909.
r 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
No. 21
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE ls hereby given that Maude
G. Hewke will within 30 days from this
date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a license to prospect for coal on the lands
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post at the N. W.
corner of Section 14, Township 27,
thence east one mile, thence south one
mile, thence west one mile, thence north
one mile to place of beginning.
15  June 1909.
jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
No. 22
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE is hereby given that Leah
A. Massey will, within 30 days from this
date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a license to prospect for coal on the lands
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post at the S. W.
corner of Section 21, Township IS,
thence north one mile, thence east one
mile, thence south one mlle, thence west
one mile to place of beginning.
15 June, 1909.
jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
Metal Work—uspenslon Bridge, Lillooet.
Separate sealed tenders, superscribed
"Tender for Suspension Bridge, Lillooet,
B.C.," will be received by the Honourable Minister of Public Works up to
noon of Saturday, the 21st August, 1909,
for the cables and metal required In
connection with a Suspension Bridge
over the Fraser River, to be delivered
at Lytton, B.C., on _r before the 30th
October, 1909.
Drawings, specifications, contract and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 8th day of August, 1909, at
the office of the undersigned, Victoria,
B.C., at the ofllce of R. J. Skinner, Timber Inspector, Vancouver, and at the
ofllce of the Government Agent, New
Westminster.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable to the Hon. the
Minister of Public Works, ln a sum of |
two hundred dollars, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to
enter into contract when called upon to
do so, or if he fall to complete the work
contracted for. The cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon the
execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of tho tenderer, and enclosed In the envelopes
furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer. |
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., 4th August, 1909. .
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Dominion Mail Order
House
Department  200
TORONTO, ONTARIO
Abuse of the Pardoning Power.
A politician convicted of robbing
the public while holding an ollice of
trust in Chicago, has just been pardoned after a brief imprisonment. Thc
pardon was secured by influential
friends. Wc do not join in thc criticism of the pardoning authority for
that act of mercy, but we do criticise
the denial of like clemency to convicts without influential friends, who
arc no more criminal than this politician. A pardoning board is established in Illinois for thc implicit purpose of eliminating friendship and influence as a factor in executive clemency. It is the manifest duty of this
board to scc lo il that prisoners
independence upon the solicitation of
friends. Thc pardoning board should
worthy of clemency arc not left to
take the initiative. Yet here is a case
of a politician's pardon rushed
through by friends; and iu contrast
with it, the cases of numerous convicts who are neglected notwithstanding that tlieir claims to pardon arc at
least as valid as his—barring only one
clement of influential friends.—The
Public. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2i, 1909
A Good Recipe DEEF5TEdK PIE * Good Recipe
Take some tender steaks, beat them a little, season with a saltspoonful pepper and a teaspoonful salt to a two-pound steak; put bits of butter size of a walnut over the whole
surface, dredge a teaspoonful flour over, then roll up and cut in pieces two inches long;
put a rich pie paste around the side and bottom of a tin dish; put in the pieces of steak,
nearly fill the basin with water, add a piece of butter size of a large egg cut small, dredge
in a teaspoonful flour; add a little pepper and salt, lay skewers across the basin, roll a
top crust to half an inch thickness, cut a slit in centre, dip your fingers in flour and
neatly pinch the top and side crust together all round the edge. Bake one hour in a
quick gas oven.
Fine results in your cooking can only be expected
if the heat of your oven is just right. If you use
a gas range you will be able to regulate the heat to
a nicety. There's nothing uncertain about gas,
therefore it is the best fuel for any class of cooking.
For the baking of bread, pies, cakes, etc. it is
absolutely unrivalled.
Summer cooking has no terror to the housewife
who dreads a hot kitchen, when a gas stove is
installed. Even on the hottest day she can prepare
a many course meal with gas and yet keep her
kitchen delightfully cool and pleasant. The ideal
summer kitchen is unquestionably the one in which
gas is used for cooking.
We will gladly give you particulars of our gas ranges and stoves for the asking. Pleased
to see you in our showrooms at any time. Eemember a visit here places you under no
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No. 1
VICTORIA   LAND   DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that M.  G.  Morrison
of Vancouver, occupation Clerk, intenas
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
7 miles Easterly from head of Anaham
Lake and about 4 miles North of Salmon River, thence south 80 chains;
thence East 80 chains; thence North
80 chains; thence West 80 chains to
point of commencement.
Dated June 26th, 1909.
MATTHEW G. MORRISON,
jy 10 Per'J. R. Morrison, Agent.
No. 2
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District  of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE  that  F.  G.  Dagg of
Tatla Lake, occupation rancher, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
7 miles Easterly from head of Anaham
Lake and about 4 miles north of Salmon River; thence South 80 chains;
thence West 80 chains; thence North 80
chains; thence East 80 chains to point
of commencement.
Dated June 26th, 1909.
FRANCIS G. DAGG,
Jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
No. 3
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
■ TAKE NOTICE that John J. FInnerty
of Victoria, occupation farmer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase thc
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
one mile South of Blayneys pre-emption
Anaham Lake, thence South 80 chains;
thence East 40 chains more or less to
Lake; thence North 80 chains more or
less along Lake; thence West 40 chains
more or less to point of commencement.
Dated June 17th, 1909.
JOHN JOSEPH FINNERTY,
jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
No. 4
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Marjorie Davies
of Victoria, occupation stenographer, Intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
3 miles East of the Salmon River and
about 15 miles North of Anaham Lake,
thence North 80 chains; thence East 40
chains; thence South 80 chains; thence
West 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated June 16th, 1909.
MARJORIE DAVIES,
Jy 10 Per J, R. Morrison, Agent,
~~       " NoTl
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE  NOTICE that T.  B. Monk of
Victoria,   occupation   clerk,   intends   to
apply  for  permission  to  purchase  the
following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
West bank of Salmon River about 10
chains north of ford on the Bella Coola
Sotsa Lake trail and near the foot of
Anaham Lake; thence West 40 chains;
thence South 40 chains; thence East 80
chains more or less to river; thence
Northerly along River to point of commencement.
Dated  June  17th,  1909.
THEODORE B. MONK,
Jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
No. 6
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Susan Phipps of
Victoria,  occupation widow,  intends  to
apply  for  permission  to   purchase  the
following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
20 chains North of the North-West corner of Lot 25. Anaham Lake, thence
West 80 chains; thence South 40 chains;
thence East 80 chains; thence North 40
chains to point of commencement.
Dated June 17th,  1909.
SUSAN STEWART PHIPPS,
jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
($mrf%f**f%/*^l_»^**f\/»t/%f*Q
At The Street   a)
Corner \
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_
No. 7
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE    NOTICE    that    Victoria    A.
Phipps  of  Victoria,   occupation  stenographer, intends to apply for permission
to   purchase   the   following   described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
80 chains South of the South-East corner of Lot 28 near Anaham Lake; thence
East 80 chains; thence South 40 chains;
thence West 80 chains; thence North 40
chains to point of commencement.
Dated   June  17th,  1909.
VICTORIA A. PHIPPS,
jy 10 Per J. R. Morrison, Agent.
~~ No. 24
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE is hereby given that Elizabeth Street will within 30 days from
date apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a license to prospect for coal on the lands
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post at the S. W.
corner of Section 19, Township 18,
thence north one mile, thence east one
mlle, thence south one mile, thence wast
one mile to place of beginning.
16 June, 1909.
jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. W. MacFarlane, of Bella Coola, occupation Civn
Engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following describea
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on the
South bank of Sawmill Creek, about one
mile from Tatla Lake, thence west _u
chains; thence north 20 chains; thence
east 80 chains; thence south 20 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated June 26th, 1909.
Jy 3 JOSEPH W. MacFARLANE.
No. 30
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE is hereby given that Olaf
Strandwald will within 30 days from
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the lanas
at Victoria, for a license to prospect
for coal on the lands and under the
area described  as follows:
Commencing at a post at the S. W.
corner of Section 21, Township 27,
thence north one mile, thence east one
mlle, thence south one mile, thence west
one mlle to place of beginning.
16 June, 1909.
jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
By THE UOUNOER
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I was. greatly impressed with the
statistics of the Meteorological Department, published this week in the
annual report of the Vancouver Board
of Trade. They bear out my conviction that the Victoria "brand of
weather is beyond compare superior
tu anything else on the Pacilic Coast
and I am not sure that it is excelled
anywhere in the world. Of course
the kind of weather you like depends
mainly upon how you want to spend
your time. If life is to be a perpetual
lotus-eating proposition no doubt the
perpetual sunshine and enervating influences of the Pacilic Islands would
be more alluring. Basking in the
shade of the palm there is little need
for clothing and not much for food.
Living is reduced to mere existence,
exertion is unnecessary and all that
one has to do is literally to laugh,
or tj lie, and grow fat. This conception of life has helped to sell the
picturesque stories of Louis Becke,
and others, who have painted in lurid
colours the life of the beachcomber,
but it is a good thing that the world
is not made up of beachcombers, and
that thc majority of men find the
true zest of life in occupation of one
kind or another. Assuming then that
the man wishes to lead a normal existence, in which his business may occupy say eight to ten hours of the
day and the balance of his time be
spent in healthful and happy recreation and rest, there is no question
that Victoria possesses unequalled attractions, and this brings me back
to the figures which justify the conclusion. Taking the last two years,
and they do not vary much from thc
last twenty, the rain-fall in Victoria
is about twenty-one inches, or a third
that of Vancouver.    Thc snow-fall is
LISTE DES PRINCIPALES
REUNIONS A UXQUELLES
Le G. H. Mumm,
<A Ete Servi Durant les mots de Mai and Jain, 1909.
26 Mai—Reception offerte par S. A. R. le Due de Genes a
Monsieur le President de la Republique  Francaise a
bord du cuirasse "Vittorio Emanuele" en racle de Nice.
(G. H. Mumm Selected Brut.)
IS Juin—Diner offerte par S. A. R. le Prince de Galles a
Frogmore House.
(G. H. Mumm Extra Dry.)
Juin—Banquet offerte par la  Homburg-America-Linie en
l'honneur de S. M. L'Empereur d'Allemagne aux re-
gates de Kiel.
(G. H. Mumm Extra Dry.)
14 Juin—Reception offerte au Prince Henri de Prusse et
aux   concurrents   de   la   Course' d'automobiles   dite
■  "Course du Prince Henri" a leur arrivee a Vienne.
Banquet donne a cette occasion a l'Automobile Club
de Vienne,
(G. H. Mumm Extra Dry.)
3 Juin—Banquet offerte par la Ville de   Stockholm   aux
deleques de la Municipalite de Paris.
(G. H. Mumm Selected Brut.)
3 Juin—Banquet de la "Royal Warrant Holders' Association" en l'honneur de l'anniversaire de S. A. R. le
Prince de Galles.
(G. H. Mumm Extra Dry.)
The above tends to prove that G. H. Mumm & Co.'s
Champagnes are as popular abroad as they are at home
and are used at all prominent functions.
one-fourth, the minimum temperature
twelve degrees higher, and the maximum six degrees lower, so that at
all points results favour the Capital
City. There would be little satisfaction in demonstrating this fact if
the standard of Vancouver were a
low one, but it is not; indeed it is
better than any other city of importance on the Coast north of San
Francisco, which puts Victoria in a
class entirely by itself. This preeminence is not always conceded to
us, but when it is based on demonstration, and the results published by
the Vancouver Board of Trade, there
can hardly be any further question.
My only object in referring to it is
not to institute an unfavourable comparison for Vancouver but to direct
attention to thc actual facts, and
remove the impression that the lain
lory notices which constantly appi
on the subject are in any degree <
aggerated. Truly Victorians ought
be a happy and contented people.
+     *     w
It is much easier to lounge in V
toria this week than at any time
the last two months owing to the <
parture of the  "stranger within  (
I gates";   in   other   words   the   ero
which has been attending the rae
1 am not going to say any more abi
the moral aspect of the question
' about betting; enough has been s
I and whoever is not already convinc
1 cither way,  probably  never  will
j but 1 am obliged to say a word abi
the  business  aspect  of the  questi* THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST ai, 1909
"PROSIT"
V. P. B. C. Bohemian Beer, quarts, per doz., $2; pints $1.25
Rainier Beer, quarts, per dozen, $2.25; pints  $1.50
Victoria Phoenix Export Beer, quarts, per doz., $1.75; pints 90c
Silver Spring Ale and Stout, quarts, per doz., $1.75; pints 90c
Penfold's Australian Burgundy, quart, 90c; pint  50c
Sonoma Claret, per quart, 35c;  per gallon $1.25
3-Star Glenlivet Scotch, per bottle  85c
Blue Funnel Scotch, per bottle  $1.25
Watson's 20-Year-Old Liqueur, per bottle  $1.50
DIXI H. ROSS & CO.,
Independent Grocers and Licquor Dealers
1317 Government St., and 1316 Broad St.   Tela sa, 105a, 1590.
r two months the main streets of
:toria have been thronged at al-
st any hour of the day except be-
;en 2 and 5 o'clock, while the races
re being run. This week there is
lack of elbow room, and by corn-
son the city presents a deserted
iearance. Nor is this a superficial
w of the case. Tradesmen gener-
idmit that there has been an im-
diate and sensible falling off in
iiness. Opponents of the races will
apt to say: "Oh, yes, in the
oons! there is no doubt of this."
me tell them that one of the most
phatic, opinions on this point was
en by a leading book ancl station-
firm, who stated that with the
sation of the races their cash busi-
fell off at least 30 per cent. I
tgine that the critics have not
ttited the racing men with spend-
' much money on literature, and
s testimony may come as a sur-
se. I could quote numerous indi-
ual opinions to the same effect, so
t whatever the merits of the ques-
n may be on other grounds I have
doubt that from a business stand-
int the city has benefited fully as
ich  as  I  estimated.
* *     *
\s a simple act of justice I want to
one word about the personality
the  book-makers  who have  been
ending    the Victoria    races.    The
pular impression  is  that they  arc
iged in a nefarious business, and
st of necessity be a set of crooks.
e would expect that they would re-
nblc the denizens of the chamber
horrors  and  that  if their photo-
phs were    to    be    published they
uld  represent a line, collection  of
rderous looking villians, not unlike
one depicted in the last stage of
amy  in  the  celebrated series  run
Cassell's  Magazine a year ago in
wer to the question: "What  will
become?"    As a matter of fact I
nd  them  an  awfully jolly  lot  of
ows,  by  no   means  bad  looking;
eed some of them had been able to
ure   wives;   most   of   them   could
ile.    I cannot declare from obser-
tion  that  any  one  of them  could
ear, and 1 do know that they re-
;itedly corrected errors made by the
blic which involved their paying out
ire money than tlle man presenting
: ticket asked for.   Several times 1
ticed them giving bigger odds than
s   shown  on   the   boards   when   a
Iter complained that he had  been
iting to  make  his    bet,    and  the
tires   had  been   altered  before   he
.ild reach.   1 saw many instances of
upulous fairness in dealing, and I
ither saw nor heard of one in which
vantage was taken of thc public.    I
Id no brief for thc "bookies" and
doubt many people think they are
ie devil," but even so there is an
English adage which runs: "Give
devil his due."
* *     *
\t last the city workmen have be-
11 to make Cook street, or rather I
mid say to unmake it. The pro-
ty owners decided in favor of a
cadamized street. They are going
get an earth street, with three or
ir inches of broken stone on the
1. The earth consists of clay and
1; the top dressing of soft crushed
rock. At the best it will be a repetition of Humboldt street, which was
made last year, and which did very
well for a time, but which today is
full of holes, with the top dressing
broken through in numerous places,
and the earth showing through the
surface. Cook street should easily be
one of the finest thoroughfares in the
city. The boulevarding is a huge
success, and it is a pity that such a
splendid road should be spoiled for
lack of a little common sense, and
engineering skill in its construction.
The property owners on Rockland
avenue protested in vain against the
kind of macadamized street which the
city gave them. What is being done
on Cook street is even worse, and
the property owners there may havc
no remedy. If that is the case the
moral is obvious, not to sanction any
particular kind of construction until
a detailed specification has been submitted, ancl approved on the part of
I the property owners by some one who
is competent to advise them.
I wish to draw attention to the
manner in which the work on James
Bay Causeway and Belleville street is
being carried out. By a moderate
computation it can be ascertained
that the number of workmen actually
employed is about one-fourth of what
are required; the result will be to
continue a public nuisance, and to delay completion until the summer season is over. Moreover there is an
element of clanger about it for which
no one seems to be responsible.
Trenches and holes are dug and left
* unprotected, and it is only by sheer
good luck that no one has been injured. Reference has already been
made to the destruction of maple
trees by cutting the roots and leaving
them exposed to the sun. In fact
the whole work of supervision is an
absolute farce, and if the officials immediately responsible are so indifferent it is a pity that the Streets Committee is not able to do something to
remedy the evil.
Cfri
etOKj&r,
Called.
When they drew near an ice-cream
soda sign he started up an animated
conversation to divert her attention.
However, she was wise to the trick.
"Darling," he whispered rapturously, "you are the prettiest girl I ever
met. You are as pretty as a picture
postal card."
She smiled sardonically.
"Indeed!" she responded, "And do
you know, Percy, that you remind me
of a picture postal card."
"Ah, because I am so handsome?"
"No,   because  you   are   so   cheap."
And after that there was nothing
to do but take her back to the marble counter and set up the sodas.
No. 20
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE is hereby given that Herbert
Hewke will within 30 days from this
date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a license to prospect for coal on the lands
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post at the S. W.
corner of Section 23, Township 27,
thence north one mile, thence east one
mile, thence south one mile, thence
west one mile to place of beginning.
15 June,  1909.
Jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
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THE CARPENTER AND
BUILDER.
Fort Street I
FOUNTAIN PEN
FREE
To every lady, gentleman, girl and
boy for selling only 6 pair of our patent
hat fasteners at 25 cents per pair, we
will give absolutely free a fountain pen.
Do not delay, send today. Send no
money, only your name and address to
Dominion Mail Order
House
Department 200
TORO
ONTARIO
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
46
Vancouver Island Trunk Road—Centre
Sections,
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tender
for ten miles, Vancouver Island Trunk
Road," will be received by the Hon. the
Minister of Public Works up to and
including Saturday, the 28th day of
August, 1909, for constructing and completing Sections 2, 3, 4 and 5, ln all ten
miles in length, more or less, of the
Vancouver Island Trunk Road.
Plan, profile, drawings, specifications,
and forms of contract and tender may
be seen by intending tenderers on and
after Wednesday, the llth day of
August, 1909. at the offlce of the undersigned, Public Works Department, Victoria, B.C., and at the office of the Government Agent, Duncan, B.C.
Intending tenderers can obtain one set
of the location plan and profile, and of
the specification, for the sum of five
(J5). dollars per set, on application to
the Public Works Engineer.
39
SATURNA ISLAND.
NOTICE is hereby given that L. S.
Cokely will within thirty days from
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal under the
area described as follows:
Commencing at the northeast corner
of the southeast quarter of section seventeen; thence north one mile; thence
east one mile; thence south one mile;
thence west one mile to place of commencement,
aug 7 L. S. COKELY.
VICTORIA LAND DISTRICT.
District of Range III Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that William C. Juneau, of Seattle, Washington, occupation Lumberman, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted ten
chains south of the northeast corner of
timber limit No. 36065, on Chatfleld
Island, thence running south 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence west along the shore line
to the northeast corner of said limit;
thence south ten chains to the point of
beginning, and containing six hundred
and forty (40) acres of land, more or
Date May 9, 1909.
Je 26 WILLIAM C. JUNEAU.
NOTICE.
No. 16
NOTICE is hereby given that the
Reserve existing on the lands embraced
in special Timber Licence No. 23,290,
situated on Gambler Island, New Westminster District, ls cancelled,
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Department of Lands,
14th July, 1909. Jy 17
No. 26
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE is hereby given that Walter
R. Bulwer will within 30 days from
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the land
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post at the N. E.
corner of Section 13. Township 27,
thence west one mile, thence south one
mile, thence east one mile, thence nortn
one mile to place of beginning.
16 June, 1909.
Jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
No. 19
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE is hereby given that C. D.
Johnson will within 30 days from this
date apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria for a license to prospect for coal on the land
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post on the S. W.
corner of Section 23, Township is,,
thence north one mile, thence east one
mile, thence south one mile, thenee west
one mile to place of beginning.
16  June,  1909.
Jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
No. 28
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE is hereby given that Henry
Allen Bulwer will within 30 days from
thi,. date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the lands
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post at the N. W.
corner of Section 11, Township 27,
thence east one mile, thence south one
mile, thence west one mile, thence nortn
one mile to place of beginning.
16 June, 1909.
Jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
No. 29
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert Distriot.
NOTICE is hereby given that Ralph
H. Loundes will within 30 days from
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the
lands and under the area described
as follows:
Commencing at a post at the N. E.
corner of Section 10, Township 27,
thence west one mile, thence south one
mile, thence east one mile, thence north
one mile to place of beginning.
16 June,  1909.
Jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
JALLAND BROS.
Fine Groceries
FRESH  FRUIT  DAILY.
623 Yates St.    -    VICTORIA. B.C.
NOTICE.
"Mineral Act."
King  Solomon   Mineral   Claim,   situate
in   Victoria   Mining   Division    of
Helmcken   District,   near   Koksilah
River.
TAKE NOTICE that I, James Humes,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B30100, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certlnca.e
ot Improvements.
Dated this 17th day of June, AD. 1909.
Je 26
NOTICE.
"Mineral Act."
Queen of Sheba Mineral Claim, situate
in   Victoria   Mining   Division   of
Helmcken   District,   near   Koksilan
River.
TAKE NOTICE that I, James Humes,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B30100, intend, sixty days from the date hereoi,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate   of   Improvements,   for   tne
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this  17th  day  of  June,  A.D.,
1909.
Je 26
NOTICE.
No. 17
"Water Act, 1909."
Attention is called to section 192 of
the "Water Act,  1909,"  which  requires
any person to whom any power or authority has been granted, pursuant to the
"Rivers and Streams Act," to surrender
such authority within one year of the
passage of said "Water Act," and receive a licence for same thereunder,
FRED. J. FULTON,
Chief Commissioner of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, 19th July, 1909.
Jy24
No. 18
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICB.
Rupert District.
NOTICE is hereby given that Harold
Strandwald will within 30 days from
this date, apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the
lands and under the area described as
follows:
Commencing at a post at the N. W.
corner of Section 16, Township 27;
thence south one mile; thence east one
mile, thence north one mile, thence west
one mile to place of beginning.
16  June,  1909.
Jy 24     LORENZO ALEXANDER, Agent.
That Tired Feel ing
From a disordered liver spring
many ills, such as that feeling
of weariness, sour stomach, biliousness, water-brash, dyspepsia,
etc.
Bowes' Liver and Indigestion Cure
is a splendid remedy for these.
An excellent medicine to take
at this time of the year.
50c a bottle at this store.
CYRUS H. BOWES, Chemist
Govt. St., Near Yates.
WING ON
Employment Agent.
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Wood pnd Coal for Sale.
Also Scavenging.
1709 Government St. Phone tj
VICTORIA, B.C.
The Taylor Mill Co.
Limited.
All kinds of Building Material, f .
LUMBER
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DOORS *!<*■
TELEPHONE 564
North Government St.. Victoria
No. 13
Do you want farmling land along the
proposed route of the
Grand Trunk Pacific Ry?
I can stake you lands, hi the fertile
vallies through which this great transcontinental railway will pass.
The Government of British Columbia are selling first class farming
lands at $5.00 per acre. Why not
have a good farm yourself?
Write for particulars to
E. H. HICKS BEACH
Real Estate and Insurance Agent
Hazelton, British Columbia.
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A. E, KENT, Proprietor
Phone 249.
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Timber and Land.
The   kind   that   show   what's
taken  up   and   what's  vacant.
Electric Blue Print & Map Co.
1218 Langley Street
Victoria. B. C.
Houses Built
ON THE
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Plan
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Contractor and Builder.
Phone 1140.
Cor. Fort and Stadacona Streets

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