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Array Ballantine,
Jenkinson & Co.
Real Estate, Insurance and
Financial Agents
telephone 3415 1219 Langley St.
The Week
A British Columbia Newspaper and Review.
Pibllshad at Victoria. B. e.
Wellington Colliery
Company's Coal
1232 Gov't St.
Telephone 93
[ol. 10.   No. 26.4/
Tenth Year
Tenth Year
One Dollar Per Annum
Wrench, the Organizer of the Over-
Seas Club Movement, has paid his
Inised visit to Victoria. That visit was
|very sense a success. He addressed a
■/ded and enthusiastic meeting; he re-
led several misconceptions as to the pur-
and affiliations of the movement, such,
[instance, as that it was an advertise-
for the "Daily Mail." Mr. Wrench
it perfectly clear that the only con-
Ion of the "Daily Mail" with the Over-
Club is that in consequence of his
lous connection with that paper Lord
Ihcliffe generously placed its columns
|s disposal and in the earlier stages of
novement contributed to its expenses.
bven that connection no longer exists,
ft is possible that the curtailment of
pace hitherto devoted to Mr. Wrench's
pe may lead to other arrangements.
French made it clear that the "raison
:" of the movement is set forth in its
and objects, and that he is devoting
blf to the work from purely patriotic
Ires and in order that there may be
| up within the Empire an organization
ged to further its aims. Mr. Wrench
his  own  expenses,  and  to  use  a
|tern phrase, has no axe to grind.   His
was inspiring to a degree; his per-
magnetism   and   charm   delighted
^one who had the pleasure of meeting
his work has been endorsed by some
lie greatest personalities in the Empire,
|ding Earl Grey, who is the official head
he movement, and the Duke of Con-
Iht, who is its patron ancl takes a keen
bnal interest in its development. The
jediate purpose of Mr. Wrench's visit
1 be said to be to consolidate the move-
: throughout Canada. He has been able
lisit about two-thirds of the seventy-
Ibranches which exist in the Dominion,
lthe vivifying influence of his presence
been of inestimable value in stimulating
Ivarious committees and officials and in
|ring a very large accession in member-
Perhaps the most significant feature
lthe Over-Seas Club movement in Ca-
is that of the seventy-five branches
li a membership of 30,000, more than
ly are'located West of the Great Lakes.
Jen one remembers that it is in the
|irie Provinces that Canada has to carry
its great work of assimilating foreign
lonalities and that of the 2,000,000 to be
nd between the Lakes and the Rockies,
bably fewer than one-fourth are of our
race, it will easily be seen how im-
Itant a work remains to be done on the
* laid down by the Over-Seas Club. To
|dreds of thousands of these people the
has no significance; British institu-
|s no meaning, and the British Consti-
jn is an academic phrase. As Mr.
ench very wisely said, our only hope for
I future lies in securing the children, and
jiresent even they are being trained with
or no reference to British history or
lish ideals. No organization should be
le potent in remedying this defect than
] Over-Seas Club, which, if loyal to its
Id, will not cease to labour that it may
lid on the heritage of our fathers unfinished;  maintain it and strengthen it,
carry on, guided by their spirit, the
|k of civilization which they have be-
ithed to us." An organization number-
J 90,000 members in every part of the
litable globe including some of the
"ktest statesmen in the Empire, and
Ingly endorsed by such men as the
Ice of Connaught, Earl Grey, Viscount
thener and the Right Honourable R. L.
Iden, is in every sense of the word a
Ible one and deserving of the support of
Jry man and woman who wishes to see
I best traditions and the noblest ideals of
race preserved.   The Victoria branch
strong one and should be able to make
I influence felt. It is of the happiest
lury   for  its   future   success   that   the
occasion of Mr. Wrench's visit should have
furnished an opportunity for a public exchange of courtesies with the Daughters of
the Empire. The influential delegation
from the local Chapter, consisting of Mrs.
R. S. Day, Mrs. H. C. Hannington and Mrs.
Home, were able to assure the meeting of
the heartiest sympathy and co-operation of
the Daughters of the Empire, and Mrs.
Day delivered one of her eloquent addresses
in support of the Club. Not the least important feature of a delightful evening was
the brilliant address of Miss Wrench, who
accompanied her brother, and who cannot
fail to win the whole-hearted adherence of
the women of the Empire to the movement
initiated and carried to such a successful
issue by her talented brother.
Minister of Canada has arrived in
London. He has been received by
representatives of the Government and he
has already figured as the guest of honour
at one of the greatest naval reviews ever
held at Portsmouth. In view of the special
mission which takes him to England, nothing more fitting could have been devised.
The first sitting of the Imperial Council on
Naval Defence has been held, and after the
transaction of formal business an adjournment for a week was made. No doubt at
the next sitting the serious business of the.
Conference will be taken up. As these
events are chronicled day by day and the
record flashed to every part of the Empire
in the most matter of fact manner, it is
difficult to realize what momentous issues
are at stake. There are no first principles
to be settled. That every part of the Empire would respond in the hour of England's need was a foregone conclusion. The
work of the Conference is not to discuss
principles but methods,. Any suggestion
that the representatives -qf the Over-Seas
Dominions will be hatApered in their deliberations by sectional'; factional, or racial
differences is unworthy of the occasion.
The Prime Minister of Canada has made
it perfectly clear that this great Dominion
is prepared to assume a full share of the
burden of Empire, and that among no
portion of His Majesty's subjects in Canada
will there be opposition to such a measure
of Imperial Defence as may be rendered
necessary by Imperial requirements. It is idle
to speculate on details; it is unnecessary to
speculate on the main features of the policy
which Mr. Borden will undoubtedly lay
down on his return. That policy will involve a generous contribution to the Imperial Navy; a contribution of which Canadians will not be ashamed; a contribution
which will harmonize with the aspirations
of this country and the needs of the Motherland, and a contribution whicii will not be
accompanied by conditions inconsistent with
the loyalty and dignity of a free people,
many people in Canada read "The
Round Table" ? How many in Victoria have ever seen a copy ? Probably, not
twenty, and yet "The Round Table" has
been pronounced by a good judge as the
finest publication in the Empire, and second
only, in its literary quality, to Blackwood's
Magazine. It is the production of a group
of brilliant young Imperialiasts, who are
banded together for the purpose of expounding Imperial questions and finding a
way for the solution of Imperial problems.
They are all scholars and thinkers and one
of them at least, bids fair to become a philosopher. Those who had the privilege of
hearing Mr. Kerr's address at the Canadian
Club on Monday last were profoundly impressed. Here was a gentle, genial, gracious personality which inevitably recalled
memories of Arthur Balfour in his younger
days. There was the same tall, spare,
scholastic figure; the same lofty, intellectual
head; the same far-away, dreamy eyes; the
same angular attitudes, and the same
insouciance and almost nonchalance of manner. The difference lay in the greater directness, definiteness and decisiveness which
characterised Mr. Kerr's ■-.oncliisions. He
has a perfect control of "nervous" English.
Although delivered impromptu, his address
had the verbal perfectness of Stevenson,
without that writer's ornateness and elaboration. A more exquisite treat than that
furnished by Mr. Kerr's address the lover
of classical, limpid English could hardly
realize. And yet this limpid English was
charged with weighty ideas, with pregnant
thoughts ancl with profound truths. Indeed, profoundity was the keynote of the
address. Mr. Kerr marshalled his facts as
only a master of history, of philosophy and
of economics could. He showed that in the
last issue nations fight, not for conquest or
indemnities, but for ideals, and he showed
conclusively that British and German ideals
are antagonistic to the point of irreconcilability. The moral, although it was not
expressed, was inevitable. It was a logical
appeal to the Over-Seas Dominions to learn
the lessons of history and to realize their
responsibilities in the great crisis which confronts the British Empire. Mr. Kerr demonstrated beyond a doubt that the crisis
exists, and he showed clearly that German
aggression cannot be reconciled with the
maintenance of British ideals. The German
appeal is to force, and as long as that attitude is maintained Britain has no alternative but the one so eloquently and forcibly
voiced by the First Lord of the Admiralty.
No greater service could be rendered to the
Empire than that Mr. Kerr's address should
be printed ancl circulated wherever the
, Uniun Jack flies.
respectfully directs the attention of
the Provincial and Municipal Police
authorities and the Attorney-General as the
Head of the Department under which the
former operate, to the extremely dangerous
condition of affairs still prevailing on our
country roads, and more particularly on the
Malahat Drive. It has long been predicted
that some serious disaster would occur, and
it is only by the oversight of that same
Providence which is supposed to protect
"drunks" that the lunatic from Seattle who
tied his passengers in the car and made
the journey from Victoria to Nanaimo in
two hours and a half, failed to hurl several
people into eternity. The Week knows of
three motor-cars which were ditched by the
drivers in order to avoid a collision. The
action of the police in this matter was deplorable. They were notified long before
the miscreant returned to the city what was
being done, yet they allowed him to reach
the Seattle boat and get away with his
machine in the simplest manner possible.
Unfortunately, he cannot be brought here
under the extradition laws, but the young
men who accompanied him are known to
the police and they are certainly guilty of
"aiding and abetting" a criminal offence.
It is not likely that they will be brought
to the bar of justice, but public opinion
will be flouted through neglect to make
them responsible for an offence to which
they contributed. In the opinion of The
Week the only thing to do in order to protect the public is to put an expert rider
with a motor cycle to patrol Malahat Drive
for the balance of the season, and furthermore, it is about time that new regulations
were made governing the size of the figures
which denote the number of the license on
automobiles. At present they are far too
small; they should be at least three or four
times as large ancl should be displayed in
front as well as behind the cars. At present the small figures on the lamps are undecipherable when a car is moving rapidly,
and those behind are often obscured by a
cloud of dust.   ■
A CIVIC CENTRE—The ratepayers
have, by a somewhat narrow margin, turned down the proposal to
spend approximately half a million dollars
in building a new set of civic offices and a
City Hall at the upper end of Pandora
Street Gore. The Week does not believe
that this is so much a condemnation of the
proposed site as an evidence of disinclination to spend any money at present for
this purpose. It will be a matter of great
surprise if a By-law proposing to demolish
the present City Hall and erect a new one
on the same site with additions reaching
back to Broad Street should carry. Such a
scheme would cost the ratepayers at least
half a million dollars more than the scheme
which has just been rejected. It would
cost a round million dollars to purchase the
additional land and erect a suitable building on the whole area. In the present state
of its finances the City would be well advised not'to incur such an expenditure. It
would be equally well advised not to embark on any gigantic scheme for a "civic
centre" on some other site, involving the
expropriation of a large area of expensive
property. A new City Hall is needed; the
present accommodation is inadequate; the
work of the City is carried on under conditions which are extremely inconvenient, ancl
which are barely sanitary. In view of the
expansion of Victoria and the era of progress on which it has entered, new quarters
will be a "sine qua non" in the very near
future. The upper part of Pandora Gore
is large enough for all purposes ancl in five
years' time will be nearer the centre of the
city than the present site. The land belongs to the ratepayers ancl there is no
reason why it should not be utilized. Here
The Week leaves the matter for the present, convinced, however, that the more the
Pandora Gore proposition is considered, the
more it will be approved of by those who
have no axe to grind and no interests to
serve, but are simply bent on arriving at a
decision which will be best for the City.
GOOD MAPS—Everyone who has
travelled in British Columbia has
had a kick against the sheet maps
which are in use. The relative position of
mountains, valleys and rivers varies so
much from that denoted by most of the
maps in use that it is no uncommon thing
for a prospector or a sportsman to find
himself several miles out <n his reckoning.
It may seem strange, but even so near-by
a district as the Saanich Peninsula has suffered from the same disadvantage, though
not, perhaps, to the same extent. However, it is now possible to obtain accurate,
detailed maps in the form of blue prints,
covering practically the whole of the
Saanich Peninsula, and similar maps are
about to be prepared of the South-western
portion of Vancouver Island, stretching
from Esquimalt to Sooke and Northwards
to Sooke Lake. These maps are the work
of Mr. S. C. Weston, who is an expert and
who is to be complimented on having executed not only accurate maps, but admirable draughtsmanship. The Week mentions this because it has frequently received
enquiries for information along these lines,
and will be glad if in future all such enquiries are made of Mr. Weston direct.
three months during which the Westholme Lumber Company have had
an opportunity to "make good" has practically expired. Their total achievement
reaches thc insignificant sum of about
$85,000, or eight per cent., of their total
contract. At this rate it would take just
seven years to complete the work. Much
could be said of the ineptitude and incapacity of these contractors, but it would be a
waste of time; it is quite clear that (hey
have no sense of responsibility, and the fact
(Continued on Page 12) THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1912
I have read in numerous magazine
articles that one of the first things
which a new policeman has to learn
is that promotion comes not by frequency of arrest but by quiet efficiency which makes arrests rarely necessary. In the same way the successful
school-master is not the man who
whips the largest number of boys, but
the man whose influence obtains the
required discipline without the use of
the rod. The best captain leads, not
drives, his men, and even in our gaols
we find that the same tendency is at
work. Reform and education are the
order of the day. With such arguments and examples at my back I
should like to discuss the dog-catcher
and his ways, and see whether it
would not be possible for him to do
his duty perhaps more efficaciously if
lie were to work on similar lines. A
little more consideration on his part
might serve to educate the owners of
dogs to exercise greater care and
forethought in the matter of obtaining licenses, even if it could not have
the effect of training the dogs to beg
for their tags when due.
An instance which came before my
notice last week will best illustrate
my meaning. A man who lives in the
neighbourhood of Oak Bay is the
owner of a dog, well stricken in
years, of harmless characteristics but
with an inordinate affection for the
sun. The owner leaves his home
early each morning and returns at
night; during his absence the dog
remains under the guardianship of his
wife, who, being busy with household
affairs, allows the animal to play in
the sunshine. Last week the dog-
catcher spied the dog lying in an open
space adjacent to its home, and, finding that it did not possess the necessary tag, took it as a passenger to
the Hotel des Chiens, which has been
moved, as I understand, to the waterfront at the foot of Herald street.
When the man of the house returned
that night he found his wife in a
state of consternation at the loss of
the dog, and it was not till the ubiquitous small boy of the district had
informed him of the visit of the dog-
catcher that he could formulate a
guess as to the truant's whereabouts.
A visit to the pound confirmed his
suspicions, and on payment of the license fee, a fine and the hotel charges
the  dog was  returned  to  his  home.
* *   *
Now one would have thought that
a great deal of trouble and anxiety
might have been obviated if the dog-
catcher, instead of pouncing on his
prey, had used a little common-sense
and looked round to see whether
there was not a house close to the
open space which might presumably
provide an owner for the dog. I understand that in this particular instance the connection between the
dog and the nearest house was obvious. A knock at the door and a
civil query as to thc ownership of the
dog would, in nine cases out of ten,
result in the immediate payment of
the fee and an apology for being remiss. There is, however, a cogent
reason for the disuse of the common-
sense policy. The dog-catcher receives, in addition to his fixed salary,
a premium of so much per head for
.he dogs arrested, and this is the
"nigger in the wood-pile" which prevents   him   from   saving   dog-owners
trouble and anxiety.
* *   *
Under these circumstances I am
free to confess that I should act in
texactly the same way as the dog-
catcher does. I should regard every
clog as so much prospective bread-
and-butter and I should run him off
in my express as fast as I could before the owner had a chance to expostulate. But though this circumstance provides an excellent excuse
for the dog-catcher, placing him on
a higher (or lower) plane than the
policeman  or  school-master,  captain
or gaoler, it does not provide much
excuse for the City Council which
authorizes the use of barbarous principles. If their officer were paid a
decent salary he would not have to
obey the letter as well as the spirit of
the law with such commendable exactitude, but would be able to give
the virtues of discretion and humanity full play. To my mind there is a
wide difference between a "tagless"
dog running wild on the streets and
the same dog sleeping peacefully in
the sun, almost within the shadow of
his own kennel. In promulgating
such a view I take it, of course, that
it is not the desire of the Council to
exterminate the breed of "dog"; that
there is no. crusade against the
canine clan, and that there is still,
even in the twentieth century, some
realization of the truth of the adage
which says that the dog is man's best
friend. *   *   *
There is one more feature in connection with this dog question on
which I should like to touch before
closing, and that is with reference to
the great inconvenience caused to the
working-man owner of an impounded
dog, by the hours at which the pound
is open. The pound, I am told, is
open from 8.30 a.m. for one hour, and
again for two hours from 2 p.m. Now
what chance do these hours give the
working-man who starts work at 8
o'clock in the morning, has an hour
off for dinner at mid-day and works
again from 1 o'clock till 5? It is
absolutely impossible for him to go
to the relief of his dog without taking a certain amount of time off. And
all the time that the dog is in the
pound the owner has to pay the hotel
charges, which, small as they are, contribute an added annoyance. I think
that these few observations with respect to the dogs are all in order,
and I trust that they will appeal to
some dog-loving member of the City
Council. *   *   *
From dogs to children is but a
short step. Most people class them
together either as unmitigated nuisances or as life's highest blessings.
It is merely a question of temperament and environment. What I have
to say this week is in connection with
children and improvised switchbacks. I suppose that all of my
readers have at one time or another
enjoyed the fascination of a switchback ride. Personally, I think that
there are few pleasures to beat it.
But I do think that an effort should
be made to discourage such ambitious pleasures being indulged in on
the streets by our juvenile population. The temptations are great, I
know. There are many streets which
have just been paved, and a fair percentage of these are on an incline.
What more natural than that the children of the neighbourhood should
construct for themselves vehicles
made of old packing-cases and
equipped with wheels picked out from
the scrap heap, and gaily coast down
these miniature hills? There again,
I would do it myself—if I was sure
that I shouldn't be seen. But the fact
remains that such a practice fails to
find any popularity amongst the
adults. Possibly it is dangerous to
well-being of the children, but we
will let that pass. Besides being dangerous it is distinctly a noisy form
of amusement and the hard-worked
pater-familias and the even harder-
worked help-meet prefer to sit out
on their porches during the hot summer evenings without having the air
made hideous with the rushing of iron
wheels on cemented side-walks and
asphalted roads. Mild expostulation
on the part of a grown-up is for the
most part useless. The infant mind,
as I have remarked before, has a positive genius for insulting, not to say
blasphemous, repartee, and dignity is
ill-preserved when wrangling with a
stranger child, what time the parent
is scowling ominously over his adjoining fence.    But  it  is  wonderful
what weight the man in blue has on
a child's mind. A gentle hint from
him is enough to make an impression that a dozen threats or arguments from a layman fail to leave.
I would therefore suggest that policemen would be instructed to warn such
young offenders when they meet them
in mid-career during the progress of
their perambulations, that coasting on
the public streets is contrary to the
law. I am not quite sure whether or
not it is, but it ought to be at any
rate, and it is quite certain that the
child will believe the "bobby."
* * *
A gentleman who has been prominent in public life in Victoria for
many years stopped me on the street
this week and commended me for
suggesting that seats should be
placed in convenient locations for the
use of the citizens. He told me that
at one time he had offered to present
the City with wooden benches, but
that his offer was turned down on
the ground that the small boys of the
place would cut their names thereon.
A similar offer on his part to erect an
enclosed resting-place after the style
of those seen in English watering-
places was given the same treatment
on the recommendation of the then
Moral Reform Party, or what corresponded to it, as this occurred some
years ago. In the meantime, Victoria
remains the only seaside place of
which I know, which proclaims itself
to the world, first and foremost as a
holiday resort, where, outside the
public parks, there is no seat for the
weary  and  no  resting-place  for  the
P. S.—A glance at the following
item taken from The Colonist of
July ist, 1862, goes far to show that
we are not as progressive in Victoria
as we think we are. Apparently
"There were 'Spencers' in the earth
in those days," but they were dealt
with properly:
"A Happy Result—One good effect
of the city ordinances and appointment of an inspector is to be observed in the fact of the sidewalks
being no longer encumbered with
stoves, boxes and other articles, dangerous to the shins."
Mumm's Champagne
Cordon Rouge, Extra Dry
1900 Vintage
Is used exclusively at the very highest public functions
throughout the world, the choice of Kings and Connoisseurs, the standard by which other champagnes are
Its superiority over other brands is evidenced by the
fact that it was used at the following recent banquets:
April   18.   Banquet   offered   by   the   Prince   Regent   of
Bavaiia at Munich to the Prince and Princess George
of Bavaria on the occasion of their rece'tt marriage.
May 1. Banquet offered at Bucar.est by the Minister of
the Interior of Roumania to Mons. Felix Roussel,
President of Paris Municipal Council.
May 11. Banquet given in the National Theatre in
Havana in honor of the candidates for the Presidency
of Cuba.
April 18. Banquet given at Stockholm under the Presidency of the Prince Royal of Sweden.
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See these Colored Bedspreads Today
And if these dainty designs and low prices don't tempt you—well, you're bargain proof.   Artistic
designs  in  pretty  shades—a great  variety to to choose from.
Single bed sizes $2.75 for $1.75.   $1.50 for $1.10.
Similar designs but in an even higher grade
material, $3.25 for $2.75
White Honeycomb Bedspreads at $1.45, $1.25,
$1.10 ancl  $1.00
Colored Table Cloths
Here is a chance to secure a
useful little table cloth for
sitting room or den. Good
serviceable colors, fringed
ends, 2 yards square. Now,
each 75c
Values in Bed Sheets
Good strong sheets, plain,
hemmed or hem stitched.
Single size $2.25, double
size $2.75
A Bath Mat for 75c
One of these little comforts
that make all the difference
and keep the bathroom clean
and tidy, too. Strong towelling, were $1.00. Now... .75c
739 Yates St.
Phone 1391 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1912
The Victoria Theatre
hons of the Victoria Theatre dur-
Jie first three days of this week
|he opportunity of seeing Miss
Felton in yet another role, and
Ihich, though far removed frcvm
lirts which she has been accus-
to play, suited her admirably.
|ghout the whole of "Zira" Miss
was seen at her best, the scene
Jly Constance Clavering's home
(played to perfection. Mr. Irv-
ennedy in the somewhat ttnac-
|ied character of "the black
sustained his part well, as did
D. Stucco, whose presentation
brgen" in "The Bishop's Car-
received such favourable com-
-[The Empress Theatre
per Kelly and Marion Wilder,
making a second appearance
Empress  Theatre  this  week,
|udeville performers who do
elevate the musical aspect of
[leville stage.   Possessing fine
f they sing a repertoire which
J far higher standard than that
luted by most music-hall art-
Id their engagement at the local
lhas proved very popular. Mr.
loore is a sleight-of-hand magi-
vhose tongue serves to amuse
(lience what time his fingers
his spectators. A good laugh
lasioned by the misfortunes of
J girl, who, being caught in the
lias to play the part of cook,
adventures have been told in
(d   In,"   a   clever   little   sketch
by LeRoy & Harvey.   As an
ric comedienne Miss May Elin-
la head-liner and her witticisms
Ieen provocative of outbursts of
|er and applause.   Messrs. Han-
Hanlon, who close the per-
nce, give a thoroughly up-to-
txhibition   of  clean-cut  muscle
there is much that is original
Ir turn, while their skill is above
Romano's Theatre
feature   of  the  moving-pictures
li last Monday and Tuesday at
|no's was a representation of the
which took place around the
Ileum in Chicago during the re-
|Republican  Convention  in  that
The pictures were remarkably
|and gave spectators an excellent
_{ the stormy scenes which have
I taking place there.   Another inking film was taken from the Na-
History series of the Reliance
l.any and dealt with snakes and
Is.   These Natural History series
lin some of the finest work of the
fiatographic science.
The Crystal Theatre
management   of  the   Crystal
Itre  scored    a big    success  this
when they presented Miss Olga
iroff, the Russian violin virtuo-
\>r thc consideration of their pa-
.   Miss Namaroff is a violinist of
than   ordinary  merit  and   her
audiences sat as though hypno-
I whilst she was playing.   No bet-
pil for this turn could have been
than that contributed by Fen-
Fox, whose eccentricities con-
the    house    with    laughter,
two vaudeville turns are pro-
the best that have yet appeared
|e Broad Street house, and have
accompanied  by a full  line  of
klass pictures.   Amateur night on
nesday again produced a capacity
interested to the full by both
|eurs    and    professionals.      The
of people waiting patiently on
Isidewalk  for  admission  to  this
Ire points eloquently to the need
Tictoria   not   only   for   a   large
■re for the legitimate drama, but
Jfor a picture house at least twice
|ize of the Crystal.
The Majestic Theatre
|he Fortunes of a Composer" is
jf the most pathetic dramas ever
in    moving-picture    language.
Itifully   staged   and   with    every
Ition to detail it may perhaps be
said that the Majestic management
never produced a better film on their
screen. Certain it is that a good
many people who saw this picture on
Monday or Tuesday were glad to
make a furtive, dab at their eyes at
its conclusion. On the other hand,
there was a splendid piece of comedy
to be seen on the same evenings, viz.,
"A Complicated Campaign," whicii
portrayed the good old fight between
men and suffragettes going in during
the stress of a political campaign for
civic officials. It need hardly be said
that though the women were defeated
on the main point, they were successful in all the essentials which
make for victory.
Princess Theatre
"Black Flag" gave eminent satisfaction all this week, and played to
crowded houses. The strong comedy
work of Lazarus, played by Mr. Dave
Williams, delighted the audience, and-
the scenery and effects were especially realistic. "St. Elmo" will be given
next week. This play is almost too
well known to need much comment.
Thousands have read the book, and
wherever it has been played it has
drawn very large houses. In Vancouver, where it was played some
months ago, it was a splendid success. The Williams Co. are sure to
produce it in first class shape. Mr.
Linsdale is cast for St. Elmo ancl
Miss Mildred Page for the leading
feminine role. It is promised that
the church scene in the last act will
be true to life.
The Allen Players
"Nell Gwynn," a very extensive and
very expensive production too, is being staged all next week by the Allen Players at the Victoria Theatre
with Miss Verna Felton in the title
role. It has been found necessary
by the management to run the play
a full week with a Saturday matinee
because of the expense of putting on
the production. It is the biggest undertaking the Allen Players have essayed during their season and is being run as a result of the splendid
support won by the company here.
King Charles will be played by H.
Irving Kennedy; Miss Marie Thompson will be Lady Olivia Vernon;
Miss Gladys Hudars, Lady Castle-
maine, and the remarkable part of
Lord Jeffries is to be played by Mr.
G. D. Zucco.
There is special interest being
maintained in "Nell Gwynn" in Victoria because of the appearance for
the first time in a professional role of
the well known elocutionist, Miss
Constance Bromley who has joined
the Allen Players. Miss Bromley's
experience, however, does not begin
here, for she has covered a wide field
in London and achieved a considerable reputation. She will appear as
the Duchess of Portsmouth.
Rollins will be played by Mr. Con-
ners; Lord Lovelace will be Charles
Stokes, and Sir Roger Fairfax is to
be impersonated by Mr. Eagan. New
scenery has been prepared and a
faithful replica of the King's Theatre,
the church and the old inn will be
seen when the curtain rises Monday
Daily Times, the Acme Press, Messrs.
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and Mrs. Rattenbury and the young
ladies who asissted her in selling in
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The amount taken for the sale of
tickets was $210.00 and for the sale
of flowers, etc., $20.00, making in all
$230.00, a draft for which has been
forwarded to the Regina Leader Furfd
at Regina.
Yours very truly,
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The Week
A Provincial Newspaper and Review
published every Saturday by
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Published  at  1208 Government  St.,
Victoria, B.C., Canada
Reprinted from The Week
of 'December 25th,
I often think of the opening chapters of Barrie's beautiful story, "The
Little Minister." I remember reading the story when it first came out,
and every chapter appealed to me, but
the opening chapter gripped, and will
always remain as a precious memory.
It recalls reminiscences of sundered
friendships, and of days which live
only in the memory, for their fruition
has passed and there is no tangible
evidence that they ever wcre.
The most precious thing in life is
a true friend, and the noblest sentiment genuine friendship. It is not
tinged by the red rose of passion, ancl
hardly by the delicate pink of emotion, but it knits and grows through
community of interest, oneness of
purpose and profound sympathy.
It is the crudest irony of fate
which decrees that nearly all friendships are short-lived, the few exceptions only tending to establish the
rule. Some, of them die a violent
death, after a paroxysm of anger or
reproach, others cool off under the
spell of growing indifference, whilst
some are terminated deliberately and
of set purpose, as a matter of convenience or policy.
A severed friendship is well illustrated by the following lines from
Thomas Hardy's "Return of the Native":
"When the sun has been shining
very brightly and then suddenly it is
cut off by an exceedingly dark cloud."
I sometimes think that a precious
friendship is always too precious to
last. Life would be too full of supreme happiness if the purest friendships could be continuous, and so it
comes about that, at the moment of
reminiscence, most men and women
look back on a friendship which covered a brief period, but was very
sweet while it lasted. So sweet that
though it be terminated its fragrance
will never pass away, and of it one
may truly say:
"Deep in our hearts
It dwells for evermore."
It is rarely possible to revive sundered friendships. Something has
been lost in the process of separation
which can never bc recovered, which
makes another "rapprochement" impossible.
I remember reading in a very entertaining novel a paragraph whicii I
could not forget. A man and a woman had been excellent friends for
several years. Circumstances seemed
to point to the necessity for a severance. They faced the ordeal bravely
and philosophically, as becomes good
friends who understood each other;
but who can plumb the pathos of his
remark: "I suppose that if we should
ever meet again in the years to come,
I should raise my hat and you would
bow." And therein lies the tragedy of
B severed  friendship.
lt seems impossible that intimacy
should decline to conventionality, and
yet, that is fate. Perhaps the sanest
and wisest reflection is to be found
in that hackneyed poem "Maud Muller," and in its closing lines:
"Ah, well tor us all sonic fond hope lies,
Deeply buried frnm human eyes."
'Tis better to have won and lost,
Than never to have won at all.
Overseas Club~i4» Imperial Organization
Visit of the Founder, Mr. Evelyn Wrench
to Victoria
The K. of P. Hall was crowded to
its utmost capacity on Wednesday
evening last to welcome Mr. Evelyn
Wrench, the Founder and Organizer
of the Over-Seas Club Movement.
Mr. W. Blakemore, the President of
the Victoria branch, occupied the
Chair, and was supported on the platform by Mr. Wrench, Miss Wrench,
Mr. Clive Phillips Wolley, President
of the Navy League, and Mr. E. Bullock-Webster, President of the Prince
Rupert branch of the Over-Seas Club.
The Honorary President, Sir Richard
McBride, K.C.M.G., was unfortunately prevented from being present, but
sent the following letter in explanation of his unavoidable absence.
"Victoria, July 10, 1912.
"Wm. Blakemore, Esq.,
President The Over-Seas Club,
Victoria, B. C.
"Dear   Mr.   Blakemore,—
"I had fully intended being present
at the meeting of the Over-Seas Club
this evening to assist in welcoming
Mr. Wrench, as 1 am heartily in accord with the patriotic aims of the
institution which has attained such
wide influence in Canada and other
parts of the Empire.
"I am, however, detained by reason
of my having to meet Sir Donald
Mann on some very important business, and regret exceedingly that I
may not be able to be with you.
However, if at all possible, I shall endeavour to attend the meeting later
in the evening.
"With best wishes for a most successful  gathering,
"Yours sincerely,
In welcoming the visitor, in whose
honour the meeting was being held,
Mr. Blakemore expressed his great
pleasure that such a la-ge and enthusiastic meeting had assembled.
They had known Mr. Wrench for a
long time, but at a distance; they
had formed a high opinion of his
ability and now they were to have the
pleasure of forming a closer acquaintance and he was sure they would realize what he himself had discovered in
the course of the day, that Mr.
Wrench was a man of mark, highly
gifted in the powers of initiation and
organization and qualified in every
sense to carry this world-wide Im
perial movement to a successful issue.
The Over-Seas Club owed its ori
gin to that great Empire Builder,
Cecil Rhodes, who had implanted the
germ idea in the minds of men like
Mr. Wrench and had stimulated them
to definite action. The immediate inception of the Club was directly due
to the intervention of Earl Grey, than
whom Canada had never had a better
friend, or one who more fully realized
her greatness, her possibilities and her
responsibilities. That Mr. Wrench
had grasped the germ idea of an Imperial movement which should crystallize British ideas, appeal to British sentiment and consolidate British
principles was evidenced bv the fact
that in less than two years, the organization he had formed numbered
91,000 members in 350 branches scattered throughout the Empire. There
was no section of British Over-Seas
territory which had not responded to
the call. Canada had not been behind
in the matter, for the Dominion today
boasted of 75 branches with 30,000
members, and perhaps the most significant feature of this, especially in
view of the pressing problems of the
moment was that 68 of these 75
branches were West of the Great
Lakes, and no fewer than 16 in the
Province of British Columbia.
The purpose of Mr. Wrench's visit
was to get in touch with the different
branches, to make the personal acquaintance of the officers and members, to consult with them as to the
future work of the Club and to stimulate public interest in the movement.
He had been eminently successful
through the whole of his tour, and
the meeting in Victoria was not inferior to any which had greeted him.
The President spoke in very high
terms of thc invaluable assistance rendered to Mr. Wrench by his sistei
who accompanied him. She was indeed in every sense of thc word a
help-meet. Not only did she share
with him the labours of detailed organization, hut was herself an accomplished platform speaker.
In tendering Mr. and Miss Wrench
the hearty welcome of the Victoni
Over-Seas Club the President joined
with it the welcome of the Daughters
of the Empire, an organization which
had done splendid work in Victoria
and which was represented that night
by Mrs. R. S. Day, Mrs. H. C. Hannington and Mrs. Home. The President expressed the hope that in future these two societies, having a common object, might be able to work
together in many ways. He also informed the audience that as the outcome of a consultation with Mr.
Wrench it had been determined to
take immediate steps towards the federation of the British Columbia
branches of the Over-Seas Club.
Miss Wrench, on being introduced
to thc audience, received an ovation,
and during the    fifteen    minutes or
thereabouts, in which she spoke of
woman's work in connection with the
Over-Seas Club movement, she held
her audience enthralled. Rarely has
Victoria had the pleasure of listening
to a more accomplished and intellectual speaker.
Miss Wrench expressed her appreciation of being allowed to talk to her
brother's audiences on patriotism
viewed from a woman's standpoint.
It was given to few to die for their
country; the majority could only show
their patriotism by living for it. And
in the women's hands lay a great influence, an influence that could animate men to higher ideals. Men were
what women made them, and good as
was the work done by the sexes separately, she believed it was nothing
to what they could accomplish when
working together. To teach their
children to think imperially was to
perform the greatest service to their
country and empire that was possible.
Miss Wrench dwelt at length on the
extremely adverse conditions which
existed, in the Prairie Provinces,
where so many immigrants of different nationalities were finding a home,
but were not abandoning any of the
prejudices which they brought with
them, or acquiring any respect for the
traditions and constitution of the Empire in which they were now living.
She argued that it was hopeless to
expect that the parents would change
and the only chance for Canada to
make real Canadians of these incomers was to influence the children.
This was essentially woman's work.
She appealed to the women of Victoria to join the Over-Seas Club and
to co-operate in the really necessary
task which it had undertaken. The
special object of the Club whicii appealed most to women was well set
forth in the third paragraph of its
creed: "To draw together in bond of
comradeship the peoples now living
under the folds of the British Flag."
Mrs. R. S. Day, as representing the
Daughters of the Empire, was asked
by the President to speak a few words.
This she did in her usual graceful
and effective manner, touching briefly
on the history of the local Chapter of
which Mrs. Henry Croft was Regent,
and assuring the Over-Seas Club that
they were at one in sentiment and
would be only too glad to co-operate
in any movement for promoting the
interests of the Empire. The audience
was greatly impressed hy Mrs. Day's
remarks and indeed it is no flattery to
say that among the noble women
who have distinguished themselves by
their services in connection with the
various women's organizations of the
Dominion, there is not one who
stands higher in the public esteem
than Mrs. Day, and certainly not one
who is even her compeer as a public
Mr. Clive Phillips Wolley was the
next speaker, and received the hearty
reception that is always accorded to
one who has been, not inaptly described as British Columbia's Warrior
Poet. Mr. Wolley said that he supposed he had been invited to speak
as President of the Navy League,
since the fourth specific object of
the Over-Seas Club was "To insist
on the vital necessity to thc Empire
of British supremacy on the sea."
This was always a great question, but
today it was something more; it was
momentous. Things wcre moving
rapidly; history was being made
every day; the concentration of the
British Navy in home waters was
throwing a greater responsibility on
the Over-Seas Dominions. That they
must come to the aid of the Mother
Country was no longer a matter of'
debate; the only thing to settle was
the manner of support.
He  had  every confidence  that the
visit of Mr. Borden to England and a
conference which he proposed to hold
with the Admiralty would result in a
definite scheme, and he was sure that
it would be a scheme of which Canadians, irrespective of party, would approve. But it took something more
than ships and guns to make a navy;
the strength of the British Navy and
the British Army depended on the
sailors who manned the ships and the
men who stood behind the guns, and
the great work of training the present generation in the best principles
and ideals of our race in order that
they would face the battles of the future not only with material equipment but with high courage and firm
principle was the greatest and
most important work demanded of
This was the legitimate work of the
Over-Seas Club; to help one another,
to urge on every able-bodied man the
necessity of being able to bear arms,
and, beyond this, to indoctrinate its
members with the beautiful creed
which had been adopted by the
Founder of the Club.
Introduced by the President, Mr.
Evelyn Wrench said that he had been
told that in Victoria organizers found
it hard to make people enthuse over
anything, and that an appeal to their
pockets was seldom responded to.
That, he was glad to say, had not
been his experience. On the other
hand, when the disastrous sinking of
the Titanic caused loss and bereave
ment in many families, the Victoria
branch had subscribed more to the
relief fund than any other of the
whole 350 branches of the Over-Seas
Club.    (Applause).
Speaking with great emphasis Mr,
Wrench confuted the idea that the
Overseas Club was an organization
run in the interest of the London
Daily Mail. Such an idea was unworthy of any decent mail's consideration, and was absolutely and entirely
without foundation. Ou the other
hand the club owed a great debt of
gratitude to the Daily Mail for the
valuable space that had been allotted
to the Club in their Over-Seas edition.
Mr. Wrench then went on to tell of
the inception of the Club and stated
that the first germ of the idea emanated from the fertile brain of the
greatest of all Empire builders, Cecil
Rhodes. The speaker went bn to tell
how he had been staying with Lord
Grey, who is one of Rhodes' trustees,
in the year 1906. Among the papers
left by the great imperialist he saw
the most interesting document his
eyes had ever lighted upon. It had
been written by Cecil Rhodes when a
young man, and began by asking the
"What is the chief aim and object in
life in order to become a happy man?"
It went on to state how some men
sought it in marriage, some in the
acquiring of power and pelf, but with
him he had already made up his mind
that his sole aim in life would be the
keeping together of the British
This document had remained in Mr.
Wrench's desk in London until two
years ago, when he had shown it to
Lord Northcliffe, the proprietor of the
Daily Mail. They had taken the matter up, and out of the idea of the
great imperialist they had formed the
Over-Seas Club.
One of the greatest friends of the
Overseas Club was Lord Grey, who
had given the movement his heartiest
support. He always alluded to Lord
Grey as the Club's "fairy godfather,"
for he had backed the idea when it
was but a germ. "The fundamental
idea of the Over-Seas Club is to join
it for what we give to it, and not for
what we can get from it."
He named the Club as "the most
successful patriotic society in Great
Britain, being non-party, non-sectarian, without trammel or prejudice.
(Loud applause and a voice: "Give
us your creed.")
Whereupon Mr. Wrench immediately replied:
"Believing that the British Empire,
the greatest that the world has ever
seen, has been ancl must be built on
a basis of justice, freedom, order and
good government, we pledge ourselves
to hand on that heritage of our
fathers undiminished; to maintain it
ancl to strengthen it; to carry on,
guided by their spirit, the work of
civilization which they have bequeathed to us."
"The great strength of our movement," went on the speaker, "lies in
its democracy. It is not a society for
promoting social aggrandisement. So
soon as thc 0. C. becomes a society
in which self-seekers use it for their
own ends, so soon will it begin to
fail, to decay, ancl fall away."
Continuing, he told of the men of
all trades who were enrolled on the
great files in the London oflice—sheep
farmers in Australia, lumberjacks in
America, diamond-diggers in Africa;
every possible field of labour was represented in it. It included many
French Canadians, naturalized Americans and even Hindus.
"At this present stage," said Mr.
Wrench, with great earnestness, "I
must say that I am opposed to admitting Orientals into Canada." (A
voice: "No, no.")
"But," went on Mr. Wrench, "when
you have admitted them, when you
have allowed them to step on to your
shores, you must allow their wives to
come too."   (Loud and continue<|
Mr. Wrench then went on to tl
the present status of the Over!
Club. There were at the present!
over 91,000 members in 350 brajf
which were scattered all ove!
world, stretching from Dawson}
in the North to Invercargill if
South. A great feature of thej
was the correspondence sel
wherein members in different pa|
the Empire exchanged views
manner of things. Sometimes!
developed into closer unions.
"It was a solitary male memt]
Vancouver," said Mr. Wrench,
got into correspondence with a
governess  in  Southern Italy,
confided in each other on the nl
hobby of stamp-collecting.   Thif
tinued for three months, and
end of that time the young Vd
verite invited the lady to cornl
share   his   home.     She   showel
good sense by immediately resi
her post and setting out for thef
"When she got to Vancouver!
ever, the groom-elect had been f
north to the Yukon, but I am
say for the honour of the clul]
he returned.
"Sometime ago," continued
Wrench, "1 received word tm
offspring had arrived and I was|
to stand as godfather."
Mr. Wrench had some Intel
things to say about the foreia
ment in the Dominion, and t|
upon the false idea that the
immigrant was always a devot<|
ject of the British crown,
ferred to a visit to a town in
chewan where a little girl wl
been for six years in a C{
school did not know the Unic|
when she saw it, and also tc
man in the same place who hac!
grated 17 years before fromf
Dakota. He, too, was oblivious
significance of the Empire's fla(T
The speaker dwelt upon thej
sity of getting hold of the clf
and the vital need of action il
respect. The moving picture!
was the next theme discussed,
speaker pointed out the worll
the Club had done in the prairf
wards stopping the indiscrif
Americanization of the picture
He mentioned the case of a to
the prairies where every item
programme dealt with the State
pie and the States scenery;
every act of heroism was done]
American. The speaker hinted I
harmfulness of allowing sucq
ceedings to continue ancl urged
Victorians the necessity of o\j
ing the bioscope films of she
this city.
Speaking of the navy, Mr.
said that in Canada it should!
question above party; it was tol
a thing to be dragged clown in|
arena of party politics.
Some   time   ago   he   had   ha|
privilege of talking with  Hon.
ston Churchill, the first lord
"There is no one more alivd
continued, "to the dangers of thi
sent international situation thai
first lord himself, ancl it if
Churchill's belief that the only!
tion is to build two battleshil
everyone laid in the shipyards]
certain country across the Ge
ocean."   (Applause.)
He dwelt for a few minutes o|
great organization in Germany
the Navy League, in which well|
a million people were enrolled;!
expatiated on the teed of a si|
society in the British Empire.
"At the present    time,"    saicj
speaker, "there is within 400 mil]
the heart of the Empire a fleet
German Dreadnoughts."
The  continental  people  were I
fond of harping on the idea thai
fore long the  British sway mtijf
the way of all the great empires <
past—Carthage, Spain, Rome, GH
and so on.   But our present Eil
was reared on a different foundf
and  he had no hesitation  in  sj
that though the last thousand
had geen glorious, the next thoil
would be much more glorious sti|
He pleaded for the secession
from the sway of the almighty dl
which he had learned was paid fal
much heed to, in Canada. It |
one of the aims of the Overl
Club to teach men a higher staif
of life than the mere hoarding oj
grasping for gain. He wanted t|
a higher standard in the politica
"I believe," he continued pas
ately, "that no Over-Seas Club
ber will ever support a politicia!
any man whose record is not
lutely clean."
In conclusion Mr. Wrench s|
that as an example of how an
lishman's integrity was respectedl
people of parts of South Ami
when they wanted to conclude a(
gain always asked for a "palabrl
Inglesc"—the word of an English!
He finished his speech with the ll
tiful line from Wordsworth, begin!
"The land we from our fathers.'!
Mr. Wrench's address was cleliy
in a very forcible and impressive
ner;  he carried his audience withl
and  his  remarks  frequently  elil
hearty applause.    After the clos|
the meeting Mr. Wrench met
of   the   members   individually
answered  numerous  enquiries  a|
the work of the Club. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1912
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F. Hedges—Edmonton and Tolmie Sts.—Dwelling  1,900
F. McKim—Quadra St.—Dwelling  2,400
'. P. J. A. Worthington—Cormorant and Store St—Stores 4.000
, Lineham—Cook and Dallas Rd.—Dwelling  15,000
rs. Codd—Fairfield St.—Dwelling  4,950
rs. Frank Weir ihurst—Blackwood Ave.—Dwelling  1,850
hn McLeod—Fifth St.—Dwelling  1,200
. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church—
Princess and Chambers Sts.—Church  4,900
rake Hardware Co.—Garbally Road—Warehouse  1.900
rs. B. M. Tait—Jackson St.—Garage  150
hos. Williamson—St. Charles and Ross Sts—Dwelling  1,500
Mathieson—Wildwood St.—Dwelling  2,250
Deacon & Son—Tr'utch St.—Dwelling  2.200
Jenner—Lane St.—Temp. Dwelling  200
os. Taylor—Cedar Hill Road—Dwelling  1,900
Thomas—Hulton St.—Dwelling  1,500
Kielin—Richardson St.—Dwelling  2,500
. Homer—Yew St.—Dwelling ...'  2,000
P. Hill—Oak Bay Ave.—Store  800
Vm. Poulter—Clara St.—Dwelling  2,700
. H. Procunier—Denman St.—Dwelling  1,900
hos. Nicholson—Selkirk St.—Dwelling ...."  2,500
. W. Fawcett—Douglas and King's Rd.—Store and Apts.. 24,000
ole & Brunt—Ash St.—Dwelling   2,800
,ok Yym Kim—Yates St.—Alt  500
B. Knowlton—Ash St.—Dwelling  2,500
During the discussion respecting the proposed tolls for use of the
ama Canal, the competition of the Suez Canal has been kept well in
The Panama Canal bill, recently introduced in the United States
ise, allows the President to fix the tolls, but prohibits him from
ing them higher than 1.25 per net registered ton. This rate was
ted because it was 6 or 7 cents lower than the charge in the Suez
The expectation is that the President will fix the rates at $1
net registered ton, American measurement. This will be expected
ive the canal a marked advantage over the Suez route, so far as the
of passage is, concerned.
In view of these facts, the annual report of the Suez Canal Corn-
presented at a meeting held in Paris this month, is of special
est. The policy of the company has.been to reduce the tolls on
possible occasion. At the time of the last general meeting the
er months of 1911 showed practically to the end of May a
nution of about half a million francs, as compared with the cor-
oiiding period of 1910. This decline was much less than that
lved by the reduction of dues from the beginning of the year, ancl
management then pointed out that economic conditions seemed
urable to the maintenance of great commercial activity. Facts
: shown that this anticipation erred on the side of conservatism,
loss from reduced dues has been much more than made up, ancl
year's receipts show a further increase of 4,000,000 francs. Thus,
ar from showing any sign of slackening, the regular increase in
ic was particularly inarked in 1911, ancl the net tonnage reached
lied record figures.
This favourable result, in conjunction with the fact that the
pts so far this year show an increase, warranted the directors in
losing a further increase of the dividend from 158 francs to 165
cs. From January lst, 1913, a further reduction in the tariff of
ientimes will be made. The strong position of the company's
ve and sinking funds, to which important additions are being made
ie result of the operations of 1911, enables the company to take
step with confidence. For three years successively they have
larly reduced the tariff by 50 centimes, or about 20 per cent, in all.
The annual report of the Suez Canal Company shows that the
I receipts in 1911 amounted to 138,038,225 francs, showing an
ease as compared with 1910 of 4,334,012 francs.   The total expen-
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now shows further increase.   Japan, whose merchant marine is constantly growing, has continued to develop her commercial relations with
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diture  amounted  to 45,051,012   francs, including 4,000,000  francs
allocated to sinking fund.   This is an increase of 1,287," 94 francs as
compared with 1910, and is mainly accounted for by the increased
dredging.   The balance of receipts over expenditure is 92,986,462
francs, as against 89,940,244 francs iri 1910; and of this 3 per cent.,
or 2,789,594 francs, is set aside for statutory reserve, leaving a balance
of 90,196,868 francs.   To this  amount  must  be   added  the carryforward from 1910 of 218,206 francs, making a total of 90,415,074
francs.   It   is  proposed   to  distribute  87.075,493   francs,   to  place
3,000,000 francs to special reserve, and to carry forward 339,582 francs.
Thc payment per share will be 154,559 francs, which, with the interest
of 25 francs, makes a gross distribution of 179,559 francs, or 165
francs net.
During the year 1911, 4,969 vessels passed through the canal, with
a net tonnage of 18,324,794 tons.   This is an increase over 1910 of
436 vessels and of 1,742,896 tons.   The average tonnage per vessel—a
matter of great importance to the revenue of the company—continues
to increase, the augmentation during the past year having been 3,658
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confirms the report that double-tracking has already commenced from
Vancouver eastward and that several parties of engineers are surveying
for the reduced grades and double track through to Calgary which is
to be pushed rapidly ahead.   This, he considered, would be of much
benefit to both cities in view of the increase of trade following the
completion of the Panama Canal.   The Canadian  Pacific Railway
would be found reatly to handle everything that would be offered.   The
company, said Mr. Bury, is very much interested in the question of
mixed farming, and will do everything in its power to encourage the
farmers to engage to a greater extent in this branch of agriculture.   He
believed that more mixed farming was essential to the welfare of the
country and its is astonishing to find so much agricultural produce
being imported.   "On this trip," he said, "I was served with butter
from New Zealand, mutton from Australia, fruit from the United
States, marmalade from England, and potatoes from Virginia.   At
Vancouver I noticed a shipment of twenty-five carloads of condensed
milk from Eastern Canada being loaded on a vessel for export.   All
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has amounted to 29 per cent.
These are arguments in favour of tolls on the Panama Canal, no
higher than necessary to pay the cost of operation.    Satisfactory as
were the results of 1911 of the Suez Canal Company, they have already
been exceeded so far as the early months of 1912 are concerned.   In
spite of the further tariff reduction dating from January lst last,
receipts up to May 20th showed an increase over the corresponding
period of 1911 of 1,860,000 francs.    *
There is considerable diversity of traffic on this canal.   Reductions
in one direction are almost invariably compensated for by advances
in others.   Last year, contrary to the usual experience, the improvement has been most marked from north to south, as the result of ship
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$100,000,000 and expresses the opinion that the expenditure will in all
probability be over that amount.    Mention of the figures brings one to
a realization of what is being clone and what is contemplated by the
different railway companies that are anxious to do business on the
Pacific seaboard.   Activity is not confined to any one road, but to all
of the four which already have lines in British Columbia, namely, the
Canadian Pacific Railway, the Great Northern, The Canadian Northern
and the Grand Trunk Pacific, and also the Pacific Great Eastern, which
is reckoned practically as the Grand Trunk Pacific.   Work has begun
this week on the large pier of the Canadian Pacific Railway which
will cost three-quarters of a million dollars, and excavation is proceeding on the site of the new depot.   The Canadian Pacific Railway
will expend more in British Columbia during the next few years than
for many years past.   The Great Northern will double track its lines,
between Vancouver and New Westminster.
ments of European manufactures and railway material to the British
and Dutch Indies, owing to the producing power of those regions
having been  increased by  abundant  crops.   Further, exporters  of
American petroleum were led, owing to larger production in the United
States and to keen competition in European markets, to send great
quantities of this combustible to Asiatic ports.   Traffic from south to
north suffered somewhat owing to the deficiency in rice ant. oleaginous
grains already alluded to.   Shipments of soya beans, especially large
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Manchuria, and traffic from China was to a certain extent interfered
with by political events.   On the other hand, exports from India were
particularly large, not only from Calcutta, but from the western ports,
shipments of wheat especially having attained a record total.   Exports
from the  Dutch  Indies  also assumed  large  proportions.   This  is
especially true of sugar, the demand being accentuated by the deficiency
of European crops; while benzine, which had been falling off lately,
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'iews expressed by its correspondents.
nunications will be inserted whether
\i by  the  real  name of the  writer
nom   de   plume,   hut   the   writer's
and address must be given to the
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I Victoria, B.C., July 11
Editor of The Week:
en the undersigned recently ad-
Id a short note to the Colonist
lg to    Captain    Cook he little
lit  so  much  interest  would  be
ll. it  is  therefore possible  that
[additional records may be ac-
Je.    Before    giving   them, the
does   not  forget  that  he  has
ful critic like Captain Walbran
with, who warns  him to be
|e  when  attempting to  record
If Capt. Walbran, like  Mr.
lield,  made  allowance  for  the
Is of a Colonist compositor he
lfind  that  most  of  the  "mis-
Ints"  were  due  to  that  func-
carelessness,    coupled per-
Ith not too legible handwriting
Instance, the writer meant to
Staithes was 12 miles distant
l^hitby, not two as the paper
That   the  haberdasher  shop
I Cook  was   engaged    consists
parts of the original is true
it is all that remains and is
did not actually run away to
le story goes that in the course
Iness he received a particularly
Icoin known as a South Sea
of the reign of George ist.
lig its beauty, he retained it
Instituted another shilling; his
ler, Mr. Sanderson, got angry
|t and a little altercation en-
fhis was merely the culmina-
mutual dissatisfaction which
In brewing for some time, and
phot was that Cook's parents
lommunicated with, and the
lent broken. Cook then bound
to sea as described by Cap-
Ihouse in Grape Lane, Whitby,
Irace," (as the Colonist put it;
|ape Street, which does not ex-
called   "Cook   House."    The
[tablet mentioned bears the ini-
|f early owners, and  the date,
D., and Cook's initials pro-
ladded a  hundred years  later.
J Cook    really    inhabited    this
|is generally accepted in Whit-
a room overlooking the har-
shown as that which he occu-
lin the attic remain hooks from
lthe hammocks of the appren-
Vere slung, and Cook was one
|se apprentices.    Another resi-
occupied by the great navigator
le became famous is situate in
|>t very  aristocratic  Mile  End
London, No. 88.   This bears an
Ition recording the fact.   As he
■lis life at sea and died in har-
pere are but few domiciles con-
|with his career.
of Cook's vessels were built
litby.   His early ship, the En-
|r, was purchased by the Ad-
in 1768 and was formerly the
Pembroke.   In this he made
|ge primarily for the purpose
erving    the transit   of Venus
[ome point in the South Seas;
\s done at Tahiti, and a tamar-
was planted to commemorate
bnt; this still flourishes and is
j great size,
surveying, and planting the
flag on the islands of New-
he was nearly wrecked on
kueensland    coast;    the    ship
I a rock  and was only  saved
|estruction by most strenuous
cannon,   ballast,   iron,   and
hrticle which could be spared
ittisoned.   Some of those guns
phors have been recently fished
are preserved in Australia as
Ipy of the profile plan of the
four is in the possession of the
the particulars are: Date,
gth, 1768. "The Draght of His
v's bark Endeavour. Her body
iff in the Single Dock: Length
[Range of the Cover Deck, 97
ft. 8 ins.: Keel for Tonnage, 81 ft.
0 ins.; Breadth extream, 29 ft. 2 ins.;
Depth in Holds, 11 ft. 4 ins.; Burthen
in Tonns, 366 49/94-"
The fate of the Endeavour is a
matter of conjecture. She was sold
in France and re-named "La Liberte."
About 1793 she was chased* into Newport (U.S.A.), by a British frigate;
and it is believed that the hulk was
demolished by a great gale in 1815.
The Resolution, and the Adventure,
were the ships which comprised
Cook's squadron on his second circumnavigation, and on his third, and
last voyage, when Nootka was surveyed, and the British Columbia coast
sighted up to and including Alaska,
his ships consisted of the above Resolution, and the Discovery. No islands
are shown on the maps of the period,
the coast between Nootka and Oun-
alaska, is described "Land seen by
the Spaniards."
The above vessels were all built at
Whitby; Cook preferred Whitby
ships because they were strong, of
moderate size, and easily beached on
account of the flatness of their bottoms. George Vancouver served in
the Resolution first as A. B., afterwards as midshipman; his name is
perpetuated in that of the island on
which we live, and his gilded effigy
surmounts the dome of the Parliament Buildings. Cook has a few geographical place names to his memory,
and Cook and Vancouver Streets in
this city are appropriately parallel.
M. I. N. A.
Victoria, Jth July, 1912.
To the Editor of The Week:
Sir,—The next time you are in the
vicinity of the Parliament Buildings,
take a run upstairs and see the room
in the Agricultural Department set
apart for the specimens of small fruit.
After a careful investigation let me
know what you think of it. Is it in
your opinion in keeping with our reputation as a great fruit growing province? Go there in the capacity of a
new comer, who wishes to get all information on the different varieties
and see for himself what they" look
like. As far as I found it, there were
long rows of jam jars, which a gentleman who was in the room told me
had been there to his knowledge for
20 years. The liquid in which they
have soaked is all discolored and even
if you can read the faded and disgraceful writing on the labels, it is
quite impossible to get any idea of
what is inside. Make an effort, Mr.
Editor, to learn something of the appearance of the very numerous apples
which B. C. boasts about. You will
find nothing. What is the place for?
There is no use in supplying sheets
of written information if it is not
backed up with something to look at.
In all modern places of this nature
apples, pears, peaches, etc., are all exhibited in wax, painted so like the real
fruit, that it is impossible to tell one
from the other.
It appears to me that some one is
starving this portion of our department out. We talk a lot, why not
back it up with something to show
for it.
I think, Mr. Editor, you will agree
with me when you see it, with the
exception of the grain which keeps
well, the whole business wants renewing and modernizing.
Yours truly,
My dear unknown Correspondents:
Before closing the department with
which I have been especially connected, I wish to express my gratitude for the support it received from
you all and also the pleasure it has
afforded me. Through its agency I
have made the acquaintance of some
two hundred of you, and I have been
able to exercise the privileges of a
friend by telling you all what I
thought of you. My only regret is
that you have been unable to respond
in kind, but perhaps this is just as
well as I might not have courage
enough to remain in Victoria, whence
so many of you hail.   So then, wish
ing you one and all the luck and
prosperity that is your due, I am for
the last time,
Yours sincerely,
The Week desires to correct two
printer's errors in Captain Walbran's
interesting letter relating to Captain
Cook in last Saturday's issue, 6th
July. The name, Mr. "Shailey,"
where first mentioned, should read
"Smailey," and the date 1479 should
read 1749.
Lost Opportunity
Sir Thomas Lipton tells a humorous story of a Scotc'hman who went
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in his life. The old man's friends
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horse—a forty to one chance.
With much trepidation, the Scotchman handed out the sixpence, and,
strange to relate, the horse won.
When the bookmaker handed out a
sovereign and sixpence to Sandy, the
latter could not believe his own eyes.
"Do you mean to tell me I get all
this for my sixpence?" he asked.
"You do," replied the bookmaker.
"Ma conscience!" exclaimed Sandy.
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Though Sandy had "greenhorn's
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day of July, 1912.
Dated this ioth day of July,  1912.
july 13
July 13
For a License to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Edward C.
Hart, of Victoria, B. C, Physician, will apply
for a license to take and use one second foot
of water out of Metchosin Creek, which flows
in an easterly direction through Section No. 1
and empties into a Lagoon north-west of
Albert Head. The water will be diverted at
about 500 ft. from the shore line and will
be used for irrigation purposes on the land
described as Lot 2, Subdivision of Section 45,
and part of Section 44, Metchosin District.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 19th day of June, 1912. The application
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District of Sayward
TAKE  NOTICE that James  P.  Craig,  of
Montreal, Que., broker, intends to apply for
permission to purchase tlie following described
lands:    Commencing  at  a  post   planted  one
and   one-half  miles   in   an   easterly   direction
from  the  mouth  of   Bear   River  and  at  the
south-east   corner   of   timber   licence   4495;
thence south 48 chains to the north boundary
of   timber   licence   37477;    thence   west   35
cliains;  thence north  48 chains;  thence east
35   chains,  to  point  of commencement,  containing 170 acres more or less.
Dated this 8th clay of May, 1912.
A. G. Sivell, Agent.
June 29 aug. 24
District of Sayward
TAKE NOTICE that Jane Herchmer of
Chicago, 111., widow, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following described
iands; Commencing at a post planted one
mile south-east of the mouth of Bear River
and at the north-east corner of timber licence 30192; thence south 50 chains; thence
east 80 chains; thence north 50 chains; thence
west 80 chains to point of commencement,
containing 400 acres.
Dated May 8th,  1912.
A. G. Sivell, Agent.
June 29 aug. 24
District of Sayward
TAKE NOTICE that Bessie Elliott of Toronto, Ont., Canada, Spinster, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands: Commencing at a post
planted a mile and a half in a south-easterly
direction from the mouth of Bear River on
the western boundary of timber licence 37477;
thence east 20 chains; thence south 20 chains;
thence east 60 chains; thence south 40 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence north 60 chains
to point of commencement, containing 360
Dated May 9th, 1912.
A. G. Sivell, Agent.
June 29 aug. 24
District of Sayward
TAKE NOTICE that Robert Craig of Montreal, Que., Gentleman, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted about
a mile east of the mouth of Bear River on
the south boundary of timber licence 4495;
thence west 50 chains to thc east boundary of
lot 315; thence south 40 cliains; thence east
60 chains; thence north 20 chains; thence
west 10 chains; thence north 20 chains to
point of commencement, containing 220 acres
more or less.
Dated May 8th,  1912.
A. G. Sivell, Agent,
june 2g aug. 24
District of hayward
TAKE NOTICE that Harry W. Dawson
of Toronto, Ont., Canada, Gentleman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: Commencing at a
post planted two and a half miles south-cast
of the mouth of Bear River on the western
boundary of lot 63; thence south forty chains;
thence east 20 chains; thence south 40 chains;
thence west 20 chains; thence north 20
chains; thence west 30 chains; thence north
60 chains; thence east 30 chains to point of
commencement, containing 260 acres more or
Dated  May 8th,   1912.
A. G. Sivell, Agent.
June 29 aug. 24
Dislrict of Sayward
TAKE NOTICE that John  Elliott of Toronto,  Ont.,   Merchant,  intends  to apply  for
permission   to   purchase   the   following   described lands:   Commencing at a post planted
two miles soutli of the mouth of Bear River
on   the   eastern   boundary   of  timber   licence
30192;   thence  south  60 chains;  thence cast
60   chains;   thence   north   60   chains;   thence
west   60  chains  to  point  of  commencement,
containing 360 acr*-*s.
Dated May 8th,  1912.
A. G. Sivell, Agent,
june 29 aug. 24
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that Lillian Paten,
wife of Robert Paten, of Mount Newton,
Soutii Saanich, British Columbia, will apply
for a licence to take ind use on thousand
gallons per day of water out of a spring
(unnamed) which is ri'uate on part of Section Two (2), Range Two (2) West, South
Saanich District, described as follows:—Commencing at the intersection of the Soutli noun-
dary of the West Saanich Road, thence easterly along the said Soutii boundary thirty-six
chains and fifteen links (36.15) to the Southeast corner of the said section; thence northerly along the East boundary of the said
section a distance of ten (10) chains; thence
Westerly parallel with Hie South boundary of
said section a distance of thirty-one chains
and forty-nine links (31.49) to the East boundary of the West Saanich Road and thence
along the East boundary of the said road to
the point of commencement, making 11.16
chains, more or less. The water will be diverted at the Spring and will be used for
domestic purposes on the land described as,
All that piece or parcel of land, being part
of Section 4, Range 2 West, Soutli Saanich
District, B.C., and more particularly described
as follows:—Commencing at a point on the
North boundary of said Section 4, distant one
thousand one hundred and seventy-nine and
six-tenths (1179.6) feet from the north-east
comer of the said section; thence in an easterly direction along the said north boundary
of the said section a distance of eight hundred
and nineteen and six-tenths (819.6) feet;
thence in a southerly direction and parallel
to the east boundary of the said section a
distance of nine hundred and forty feet (940)
more or less to the North boundary of the
Mount Newton Cross Road; thence following
the said north boundary of the said road in
a direction south seventy-two degrees and
twenty-six minutes west magnetic (S. 72.26
W.) a distance of nine hundred and thirty-
five (935) feet, and thence to point of commencement. The whole containing 17.4 acres,
more or less, and shown coloured red on a
plan made by P. A. Landry, B.C.L.S., and
dated 27th day of December, 1911.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 25th day of June, 1912. Thc application
will bc filed in the office of the Water Recorder at Victoria, B. C.
Objections may bc filed with the said Water
Recorder or  with  the  Comptroller  of  Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
By Robert B. Paten, Agent.
June  29 july 20
District of Sayward
TAKE NOTICE that Margaret Dawson of
Toronto,   Ont.,   Married   Woman,   intends  to
apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:    Commencing at a post
planted three and  a half miles south-east of
the   mouth   of   Bear   River   and   thence   cast
50   chains;   thence   north   60   chains;   thence
west 20 chains; thence soutli 30 cliains; thence
west 30  chains;   tbence  soulh  30 chains,  to
point of commencement, containing 210 acres.
Datec  this 9th day of Mav.  1012.
A. G. Sivell, Agent.
June 29 aug. 24
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing upon Lots 2031, 2034, 2035, 2035A,
2040 to 2046 inclusive, 2048, 2049A, 2050, 2055,
2057, 2060 to 2063 inclusive, 2067, 2068, 2069,
2075A, 2076, 2078, 2080, 2084, 2086, and 2088,
Cassiar District, notice of which, bearing date
May 18th, 1912, was published in the British
Columbia Gazette on May 23rd, 1912, is
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C.,  19th June, 1912.
June 22 sept. 21 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY  13,  1912
District of Coast, Range II
TAKK notice that Hugh McMillan, of Vancouver, occupation Engineer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
at the north-west corner of Sapphi Lake, west
branch Homalko River; thence north ao
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence south
40 chains to lake shore; thence west along
lake shore 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated April 20th, iqi_2.
june 15
aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Elizabeth McMillan, of
Vancouver, occupation Widow, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following
describea lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about one and one-half miles northeast from Middle Lake, west branch Homalko River and on west side of river; thence
west 40 chains; thence south 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence north 40 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated April 20th,  1912.
june 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that John Watt, of Vancouver, occupation .Mechanic, intends to. apply
for permission to purchase tbe following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about one mile north from north shore of
Middle Lake, west branch Homalko River and
on west side of river; thence west 40 chains;
tnence south 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated   April   20th,   1912.
June 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Nettie Elizabeth McMillan,  of  Vancouver,  occupation   House-keeper,
intends  to apply for permission  to purchase
the  following  described   lands:—Commencing
at a post planted on north  shore of Middle
Lake,   west   branch   Homalko   River;   thence
north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
south   40   chains;   thence  west   40  chains  to
point of commencement.
Dated April 20th,  1912.
June 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Emma Tambouline, of
Westham Island, occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about two and one-
half miles north-east from Twist Lake and
on east side of west branch of Homalko
River; thence west 40 chains; thence north
40 chains; thence east 40 chains; thence south
40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated April  18th,  1912.
june 13 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE  notice  that Joseph   Tambouline, of
Westham  Island, occupation  Farmer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about one-half miles south from
llluff   Lake,   west   branch   Homalko   River;
thence south 40 chains; thence west 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated April 20th, 19j 2.
June 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE   notice   that ■ John   Butler   of   Vancouver, B.C., occupation Teamster, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted   opposite   Finger   Mountain   on   the
Kleene-a-Kleene ri'-er, marked North-east Cor.;
thence south 40 chains; west 80 chains; north
40 chains;   east  80  cnains  to  post  of commencement.
Dated April 16th, 191a.
G. McMillan Agent.
June 15 aug. 10
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the
Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories
and in a portion of the Province of Britisli
Columbia, rnay be leased ior a term of twenty-
one years at an annual rental of $1 an acre.
Not more than 2,560 acres will be leased tn
one applicant.
Application 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 for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be de-
scribed 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 other-
wise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of
live 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
The lease will include the coal mining rights
only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may
he considered necessary for thc working of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application ihould bt
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.
mch 9 sept. 7
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over Lot 9874, Group I, Kootenay
District, by reason of the notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th
of  December,   1907,  is cancelled.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
iSth  May,   1912.
may 2s aug. 24
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that William Dixon, of Victoria, B.C., occupation Cook, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about four miles distant in a southerly direction from Takush Harbor; thence south 40
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence north
40 chains; thence west 40 chains to point of
commencement, containing 160 acres more or
Dated May 6th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 July 20
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that Emma MacDonald, of
Bella Coola, occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—Commencing
at a post planted 20 chains east from the
South-west Cor., of the North-west quarter
of Section 27, Township 6; tnence north 20
chains; thence east 20 chains; thence south
20 chains; thence west 20 chains to -point
of commencement and containing 40 acres
more  or  less.
Dated   May   29th,   1912.
June 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that John F. McMillan, of
Vancouver, occupation Fireman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following
describea lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about three and one-half miles northeast from Twist Lake and on east side of
west branch Homalko River; thence west /o
chains; thence north 40 chains; thence east
40 chains; thence soutii 40 chains to point
of commencement.
June is aug. 17
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE   notice   that   Alexander   Ferris,   of
Vancouver,   B.  C,  occupation   Teamster,  intends   to   apply   for   permission   to   purchase
the  following described  lands:—Commencing
at a post planted about   13 miles south-west
from   Finger   Mountain   down   the   Kleene-a-
Kleene River, marked South-east Cor.; thence
north  80  chains;  west  80  chains;   south  80
chains; east 80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated  April   18th,   1912.
G. McMillan Agent,
june 15 aug. 10
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that Harry Royd, of Vancouver,   B.C.,  occupation  Contractor,   intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands;—Conimencing at a post
planted  about   12  miles   from   Finger   Mountain down the Klecne-a-Kleene River, marked
South-west Cor.; thence north 80 chains: east
80 chains;   south 80 chains;  west  80  chains
to  post  of commencement.
Dated April  18th,  1912.
G. McMillan Agent.
June 15 aug. 10
District of Coast, Range III
TAKc. notice that John Ferguson, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation Teamster, intends to
apply   for   permission   to   purchase   the   following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted ahout  12 miles south-west from
Finger Mountain down Kleene-a-Klcene River,
marked    South-east    Cor.;    thence    north 80
chains; west 80 chains; south 80 chains; east
80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated  April   18th,   1912.
G. McMillan Agent.
June is aug. 10
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that The Portland
Cement Construction Co., Ltd., Victoria, B.
C., will apply for a licence to take and use
0.2 cub. feet per second of water out of
China Creek, which flows in an easterly direction through Lots 118 and 73, Malahat District, and empties into Saanich Inlet near
opposite Tod Inlet. The water will be diverted about 100 yds. west of bridge over
China Creek, and will be used for domestic
purposes on the land described as Lots 118,
71   74   75.  95 and  127, Malahat District.
This notice was posted on the ground on
the 4th day of June, 1912. The application
will be filed in .the oflice of the Water Recorder at Victoria.  „
Objections may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
By F. A. Devereux, Agent.
June 8 'une2»
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Fay McMillan, of Vancouver, occupation Married Woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about three miies north-east from
Twist Lake and on east side of west branch
of Homalko River; thence west 40 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence south 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated April  18th,  1912.
June 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Agnes Watt, of Vancouver, occupation Married Woman, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted at north end of Twist Lake,
west branch Homalko River and near where
river empties into lake; thence north 40
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence south
40 chains; thence west 40 chains to point
of commencement.
Dated  April   18th,   1912.
june 15 aug. i"
District  of  Coast.
TAKE notice that I, George H. Crane, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation Contractor, intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about 20 chains west from the
northwest corner of the Northwest quartef of
Section 22, Township 8, Range 3, thence north
20 chains, thence cast 30 chains, thence south
20 chains; thence west 30 chains to point
of commencement, and containing sixty (60)
acres more or less.
Dated  May 8,   1912.
may 18 July 13
District of Victoria
TAKE notice that Victoria Machinery Depot Company, Limited, of the City of Victoria,
occupation Engineers, intends to apply for
permission to lease the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at high
water mark in the easterly boundary line of
Lot 10, Block K, Harbor Estate, in the City
of Victoria, B.C., distant 115 feet more or
less south from the northeast corner of said
Lot 19; thence southerly and following the
easterly boundary of said lot produced, a distance of 590 feet, more or less; thence at right
angles westerly a distance of 300 feet more
or less to the easterly boundary of Lot 6,
Block K, Harbor Estate produced; thence at
right angles northerly and following the
westerly boundary line of said Lot 6, produced to high water, mark; thence easterly
following the sinuosities of the shore line to
point of commencement containing 4.1 acres,
more or less.
Dated May 17th, Victoria. B.C.
Charles Joseph Vancouver Spratt,
June 1 aug 30
reserve existing over Lot 103, Range 3, Coast
District, by reason of a notice published in
the British Columbia Gazette of the 27th of
December, 1907, be cancelled for the purpose
of effecting a sale of the said lands to the
Western Canada Trust Limited.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
22nd April,  1912.
apl 27 july 2;
District of Coast,  Range 2
TAKE notice that William Peter Smith, of
Victoria, B. C, occupation  Engineer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about three miles distant in a
south-westerly direction from Takush Harbor;
thence   west   40   chains;    thence   south   40
chains;  thence east 10  chains;  thence north
40  chains  to  point  of  commencement,   containing  160 acres more or less.
Dated May 7th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Geo. Herbert Atkins, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Painter, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted about four miles in a southerly direction from Takush Harbor, . thence south 40
chains; thence west 40 chains; thence north
40 chains; ihence east 40 chains to point of
commencement, containing 160 acres more or
Dated May 7th,  1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
mav 25 july 20
V istrict of Coast, Range 2
TAKE NOTICE that Frederick Wood, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation Contractor, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted al out four miles distant and in
a  southerly  direction  from, Takush  Harbor:
thence north 40 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence south 40 chains; thence west 40 chains
to   point   of   commencement,   containing   160
acres more or less.
Dated May 6th,  1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 july 20
District of Loast, Range 2
TAKE notice that Frank Leroy, of Victoria,
B.C.,  occupation  Merchant, intends to applv
for p ■■•mission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted
about one and one-half miles distant and in
a   westerly   direction   from   Takush   Harbor;
thence   soutii    40    chains;    thence    west   80
chains;   thence north 40 chains; thence east
80   chains   to   point   of  commencement,   containing 320 acres more or less.
Dated May 8th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 July 20
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE  notice  that  James   Arthur   Shanks,
of Victoria, B. C, occupation Barber, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted on the north-east shore of Mil-
biook Cove; thence north 40 chains; thence
east 40 chains; thence south 40 chains; thence
west  40   chains  to  point   of  commencement,
containing 160 acres more or less.
Dated May 8th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
mav 25 july 20
THE NEXT examination for the _._
Naval Cadets will be held at the exam!
centres of the Civil Service Commissi
November, 1912; parents or giiardiansf
tending.candidates should apply to thel
tary, Civil Service Commission, Otta\f
entry papers before 1st October next.
Candidates must be between the age|
and  16 on  ist JANUARY,  19.13.
Cadets are trained for appointment ._
cers in the Naval Service, the course!
College being two years, followed by o|
in   a   Training   Cruiser,   after   which
are  rated Midshipmen.
Further details can be obtained on
tion to undersigned.
Deputy Minister of the Naval !
Department of the Naval Service,
—23705 Ottawa, May 6th, 191*)
june 29
In the matter of an Application for
Certificate of Title to Lot 994,
City,  British Columbia. _
NOTICE is hereby given of m'y inul
the expiration of one calendar monf
the first publication h'-'-eof to issue I
Certificate of Title in lieu of the Cl
of Title issued to Gustav Sutro on J
day of May, 1897, and numbered |
which has been lost or destroyed.
Dated   at   Land   Registry   Office,
B. C, this 20th day of June,  1912.
Registrar General of|
june 29
District of Coast,  ..ange  2I
TAKE notice that John  Walker  1
of  Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation  Carpel
tends   to   apply   for   permission   to  r
the  following  described   lands:—Coir
at a post planted  about  three milei
and   in   a   southerly   direction   froml
Harbor; thence west 40 chains; thenl
40   chains;   thence   east   40   chains;!
south 40 chains to point of commenj
containing 160 acres more or less.
Dated   May '6th,   1912. -
Frederick A. Smith, ,|
may 25
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that William Tambouline, of
Westham Island, occupation Farmer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about two miles north-east from
Twist Lake and east side of west branch
of Homalko River; thence west 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence south ao
chains; thence south 40 chains to point of
Dated April  18th,  1912.
june 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE   notice  that   Louis   lambouline,   of
Westham  Island, occupation  Farmer,  intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following   described   lands:—Commencing   at   a
post planted about one mile south from Bluff
Lake,   west   branch   Homalko   River;   thence
south 40 chains; thence west 40 chains; thence
north   40  chains;   thence  east  40  chains  to
point of commencement.
Dated April  20th,   1912.
June 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice tliat Eli Bourdon, of Vancouver, occupation Retired, intend** to apply for
permission to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing   at   a   post   planted   on
south shore of Bluff Lake, west branch Homalko River, and on west side of river; thence
south 40 chains; thence west 40 chains; thence
north   40   chains;   thence   east   40   chains ,to
point of commencement.
Dated April 20th, 1012.
June 15 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range II
TAKE notice that Donald Paul McMillan,
of Vancouver, occupation Mechanic, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about four and one-half miles
north-east from Middle Lake, west branch
Homalko River, and on west side of river;
thence west 40 chains; thence south 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence north 40 cnains
to point  of  commencement.
Dated   April  20th,   1912.
june 15 aug. 17
NOTICE is hereby given that the Reserve
covering Fractional Sections 13, 14, 15 and
Section 24, Township 84, Lillooet District,
established by notice published in the British
Columbia Gazette of the 6th of April, 1911,
and dated 3rd of April, iort, and also by
notice published in the British Columbia
Gazette of the 13th of April, 1911, and dated
ioth of April, 1911, is hereby cancelled for
the purpose of lease by tender.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
ioth June, 1912.
june 15 sept. 14
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing on Crown Lands in the vicinity of
Stuart River, situated in the Cariboo District,
notice of which bearing date December 17th,
1908, was published in the British Columbia
Gazette, dated December 17th, 1908, is cancelled in so far as thc same relates to the
lands surveyed as Lots 1111, 1114, 5415, 5379,
5*133, 538o, 5381, 5382, 5383, 5384. 538s, 5417.
5419, 5391, 5390, 5389, 5388, 5387, 5386, 5432,
S437. 5438, 5431, 5392, 5393, 5394. 5395. 5396,
539!, 5421, 5424, 5403, 5402, 5401, 5400, 5399,
5398, 5430, S439, 5429, 5404, 5405, 5406, 5407,
5408, 5409, 5427, 5414, 5426,^428, 5425, 5413,
and 5412, all in the Cariboo District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
12U1  June,   1912.
June 15 sept. 14
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that I, Albert McDonald, of
Eburne, occupation Chaffeur, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about three miles south-west from Finger
Mountain    on    the    Klecn-a-Kleene    River,
marked   south-east   corner;   thence   north   80
chains, west 80 chains, south 80 chains, east
80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated April  18th,  1012.
june 22 aug. 17
District of Coast, Range 2
TAKE  notice  that  Anthony  Anderson,  of
Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation   Mining   Man,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about three and one-half miles
distant and in a south-easterly direction from
Takush Harbor;    thence    south    80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains to point of commence-
ment, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated May 6th, 1912.
Frederick A. Smith, Agent,
may 25 July 20
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
established by notice dated 5th July, 1911,
and published in the British Columbia Gazette
of the 13th of July, 1911, is cancelled in so
far as same relates to Lot 2911, Group I, New
Westminster District, situated on Gambier
Island, in order that the sale of the said
Lot 2911 be made to Fred. P. Murray.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
18th May,   1912.
may 25 aug. 24
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve
existing over Crown Lands in the vicinity of
Stuart River, Cariboo, notice of which bearing date February 15th, 1910, was published in
the British Columbia Gazette, February 17th,
1910, is cancelled, in so far as the same relates
to the lands surveyed as Lots 6251, 6252, 6253,
6254, 6255, 6256, 6257, 6258, 6265, 6272, 6298,
6297, 6296, 6289, 6271, 6266, 6264, 6259, 6273,
6280, 6281, 6279, 6274, 6260, 6263, 6267, 6270,
6290, 6295, 6291, 6269, 6268, 6262, 6261, 6275,
6278, 6284, 6277, 6276, 6285, 6286, 6287, 6288,
6292, 6293, 6294, 6295a, 6301, 6905, 6300,
6299, 6903, 6904, 6907, 6908, 6908a and 6906,
all in the Cariboo District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C,
12th June,   1912.
june 15 sept. 14
District of Coai.;,  Range  _
TAKE notice that Herman Rupert
of   Victoria,   B.C.,   occupation   Surve
tends   to   apply   for   permission   to   ]
the  following  described   lands:—Com
at a post planted  about  three miles
and   in   a   southerly   direction   from
Harbor; thence east 40 chains; thenc
40   chains;   thence   west   40   chains;
soutii 40  chains to point of commei
containing   160  acres  more  or less.
Dated May 6th,  1912.
Frederick A. Smith, j|
may 25
NOTICE is hereby given that the
existing on vacant Crown lands in T<
iA, Range 5, Coast District, by reasi
notice published in the British C<
Gazette on November ist, 1906, and
date of  October 31st,   1906, is cancel
Deputy Minister of L|
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., 15th June, 1912.
june 22
His Honour the Lieutenant-Govern
received a despatch from the Military
tary lo His Royal Highness the D
Connaught, Governor-General of Canac
ting forth the programme of the tour
Royal Highness in Britisli Columbia
September and October next. The fo
places will bc visited:—
KAMLOOPS—3  p.m.   to  6.15   p.m. |
17th September.
VANCOUVER—3 P-m-  in the 18th !
ber to evening of aoth.
PRINCE RUPERT—11 a.m. on 23rd
ber to evening of 25th, (including
sible visit to Hazelton).
NANAIMO—11  a.m. to  1  p.m., on t
VICTORIA—Evening  of  27th   Septcn
3rd October.
VERNON—Morning   of   4th   October
a.m. on same day.
PENTICTON—4 p.m. on 4th  Octobf
p.m. on 5th.
p.m. on 6th October.
NELSON—Morning of 7th October ti
on  same day. ;
KOOTENAY    LANDING—6   p.m.   .
leaving early next day.
Provincial   Secretary's   Oflice,
Victoria, 5th July, 1912.
District of Coast, Range III
TAKE notice that I, Thomas McDO
Eburne, B. C, occupation Contractor,;
to apply for permission to purchase
lowing   described   lands:—Commencini
post planted about two miles south-we
Finger Mountain on the Kleen-a-Kleeni
marked   south-east   corner;   thence   ni
chains j west 80 chains; soutii 80 chaii
80 chains to post of commencement.
Dated April 18th, 1912.
june 22 THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY  13, 1912
ie Justifiable and Unjustifiable in War
tritten for The Week by C. B. S.)
|ake good advice  from  Prov.  xx,
-"Every purpose is established by
Jnsel, and with good advice make
So the Bible does not forbid it.
I'Hut war's a game which, were their
1      subjects   wise,
| Kings would not play at."
almy has come to be regarded as
of  the   decisive   battles   of  the
|d.   Fought September 20, 1792, it
feed a turning point, a very swing one,  in   the  fortunes  of  the
Ich and  German  nations,  it has
argued  that  had  not  the poet
lhe been present and got mixed
}ith the retreat we may not hav£
so much about Valmy;  on the
hand the more time we give to
Itudy of this battle the more les-
lare we able to learn from the
|s    and    effects    of    the    mere
The military student may find
food   for   his   study   in   pure
Igy and tactics in even some of
Iss important battles of the Na-
|iic campaigns, but Valmy gives
direct to the idea that trained
and    hardened    campaigners
lilways gain the day against lack
Item and mere levies of a coun-
Ihose government is in  a state
Ivolutionary    disorganization as
Is military demoralization.
Iny furnishes the best example
le able to find in modern times
lountry, driven to despair by the
lng process both within and from
|ut, and where a righteous war
ome to thc aid of the people on
lie side and given them the vic-
|-ver an enemy whose blood has
to cool when its soldiery, mile influence of human nature, has
to realize the  futility of the
luance  of the  quarrel.    It was
Ibly   this   same   combination   of
lices that was the secret of the
ts of the  French troops  under
|of   Arc   against the   seasoned
of England.    Japan's success
iRussia may to some extent be
lilted to a similar cause though
lredness    certainly    supplied    a
|some backing in that case,
we come to the question, sup-
a war broke out between Bri-
Ind Germany, would either party
1 any way able to lay claim to it
ling a just war, or even between
pe and Germany, involving Bri-
as an ally of France?    Leaving
be out of the question as affect-
ler internal blood temperature as
Ition,   it   would   seem   that   Ger-
must weigh in the balance the
Ithat she  has  no legal  claim to
}we actually own, however much
nay desire to get it, and against
lthe   loss   of   her   population   to
Jh  territory through  emigration
lil  by the attraction  of a  more
filial   form   of  government?    If
len the two she can satisfy her-
Ihat she can conjure up a right-
] cause   for   war   then   she   may
Ily   feel   disposed   to   take   the
tier's chance   and    Britain must
aut for squalls,
considerations are entirely dif-
,   We have no cause for going
Ir with any Power at all.    We
lirrounded with many difficulties.
|re possessed of many valuables
fighting for and which others
We   cannot   afford   to look
on  while  others make  delib-
|preparations to dispossess us of
ve have.   Deliberate aggression
part is bound to be unpopular
a very  large  section  of  our
Whose blood it would be diffi-
rouse against a foreign people
they would not regard in the
of an enemy.   What would add
|e    difficulty    of    rousing    our
:'s blood, too, would be the 110-
kt present in their minds that
jiave wrongs at home to have
before looking abroad for a
vithout any of the attractions
spoils of war to offer induce-
The spirit is not there.
|ate—"Why   don't  you  jump  into   the
they     demanded,     excitedly.     "For
Isakc,"   she  answered,  as   she  glanced
Iclinging garments.
Good Roads Association
Interest in the Third Annual Convention of the Pacific Highway Association, which convenes at San
Francisco on August 5, 6 and 7, continually grows and active preparations are being made by delegates
who will motor to this central meeting point for the purpose of devising ways and means for improving
the "Road of Three  Nations."
In commenting on road conditions
and difficulties that will have to be
overcome, Judge J. T. Ronald, President of the Association, recently
gave out the following interview:
"I have been assured by a great
many of my friends throughout
Washington, Oregon and Northern
California that they are doing everything possible to make our trip just
as agreeable and pleasant as' possible,
I have personally asked a great many
Boards of Supervisors and County
Commissioners to render all possible
co-operation in making immediate
slight repairs that will leave a favourable impression of road conditions
with our friends, who go to San Francisco. To all of the officials that I
have not been able to reach, I wish
through the medium of this interview
to express my desire that they cooperate with us as far as possible
and thank those that have already
rendered such efficient aid in making
the Pacific Highway route not only
passable but enjoyable for all kinds of
travel this year. I believe that the
annual gathering this year will equal
that record."
State Highway Commissioner A. B.
Fletcher, of California, has accepted
an invitation to address the convention and will be listened to with a
great deal of interest as he will tell
of how California is spending her
$18,000,000.00 bond issue for road
construction. Some of the preliminary plans for this work have already
been let and the plans are well under
way so that Mr. Fletcher will be able
to talk about actual accomplishments
rather than visionary plans.
Character by Handwriting
W. C. B.—Sensitive, proud, educated and
refined you are inclined to be too reserved
and thereby do not always know your best
friends. Affection is marked, there is a little
vanity and a rather poor sense of justice.
Charity is strong, love of home and affection
for children is pronounced. You are not fond
of travelling, you appreciate scenery but not
sufficiently to induce you to brave the fatigues
of a long journey. I suspect your health
to be rather poor or perhaps you were tired
when you wrote the phrases I am diagnosing.
Temper usually mild; sharp and unreasonable
at times. A good deal of shrewd intuition
and a fair amount of common sense. Jealousy
is not pronounced. Energy good. Moral
sense evident. Some egotism and a little self-
ARCTIC—Emphatic, inclined to be blunt
and downright, you would be a good man
of business were it not for a love of ideals,
a trait which underlies your whole character.
Although fluent in conversation you are not
apt at conveying your ideas to others. Distinctly a thinker, you have constructive ability,
at present dormant. You have persistent energy, determination, and a clear idea of your
object. Moral sense high, honour and probity
clearly marked, a fair sense of justice. You
are not unduly optimistic, your broad vision
enables you to view affairs correctly. Tact is
weak and discretion might be stronger. Self-
consciousness is shown and some conceit.
Affectionate, a good friend, and attracted by
the opposite sex. Mathematics and liguistic
ability indicated.
At the Standard Stationery
Co., Ltd., 1220 Government St.,
Victoria, B.C.:
"The Ruby Heart of Kish-
gar," by Arthur W. Marchmont.
Musson Book Co. $1.50.
"The Man in Lonely Land,"
by Kate Langley Bosher, author
of Mary Cary. Musson Book
Co.  $1.50.
At the Victoria Book and Stationery Co., 1004 Government
St., Victoria, B.C.:
"The Far Triumph," by Elizabeth Dejeans.  $1.50.
"The Passionate Elopement,"
by Compton Mackenzie.   $1.50.
"The Sins of the Father," by
Thomas Dixon.  $1.50.
Price ise. a cake, or 3 cakes in exquisite carton for 35c
Think this over!
Is there any beverage that
costs ipu less per cup than
We Offer
Fall Planting
The largest and best assorted stock of trees and shrubs
in the Province, both in the Fruit and Ornamental lines.
Get   Price List and Catalogue, or better, come to thc
Nursery   and   make   personal   selection.
Layritz Nurseries
Carey Road, Victoria Branch at Kelowna, B. C.
Phone M aoM
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
All Dealers
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned and endorsed "Tender for alterations to Lobnitz Roek Cutter No. i," will
he received at this office until 4 p.m. August
ist,   191J.
Plans, specification and form of tender can
he obtained at the ollice of William Henderson, Esq., Resident Architect, Victoria. B.C.,
at thc_ office of C. C. Worsfield, Esq., District Engineer, New Westminster, II. C, and
also at the office of the undersigned, Room 40,
Post Office  liuilcling, Vancouver, II. C.
Persons tendering are notified that tenders
will not be considered unless made on forms
supplied, and signed with their actual signatures, stating their occupation and place of
residence. In the case of firms, the actual
signature, thc nature of the occupation, and
place of residence of each member of thc
firm must be given.
Each tender must hc accompanied by an
accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable to the order of the Honourable thc
Minister of Public Works, for one thousand
dollars ($1,000.00), which will be forfeited if
the persons tendering decline to enter into a
contract when called upon to do so, or fails
to complete the work contracted for. If
the tender be not accepted the cheque will
bc returned.
The   Department   does   not   bind   itself   to
accept the lowest or any tender.
Superintendent of Dredges,
British   Columbia.
Department of Public Works,
Vancouver, B. C.,
July 13th, 1912.
N.B.—Newspapers will not be paid for this
advertisement if they insert it without authority from thc Department.
Ella—"A man snapped me with his camera
three times today while I was bathing."
Blanche—"What impudence! Are you going
to prosecute him?" "I don't know. I thought
I'd wait for developments."
Turkish Baths
Under New Management
Massage    and    Chrispody    Specialties
Lady   Masseuse  in  attendance
Baths open from 8 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Phone  1856 821  Fort St.
NOTICK is hereby given that the reserve,
notice of which appeared in the Itritish Columbia Gazette of the 25th February, 1909,
being dated the 23rd February, 1909, relating to a parcel of land situated on tli?
Eastern shore of Masset Inlet, Graham
Island, is cancelled and that the vacant lands
included therein will bc thrown open to
pre-emption at midnight on Friday, October
4th,   1912.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands   Department,
Victoria, Ii. C, aw* Tuly, tgiz.
July 6 oct. 5
NOTICK is hereby given that the Victoria
and Sidney Railway Company have deposited
with the Minister of Public Works at Ottawa,
and with the Registrar of Deeds in the City
of Victoria, a description of the proposed site
of their docks at Sidney, Vancouver Island,
together with plans thereof and that they will
apply to the Govcrnor-in-Council for approval
thereof at the expiration of one month from
the first publication of this advertisement.
Dated this 2nd day of July, A.D. 1912.
Solicitor for thc Victoria and Sidney
Railway Company.
July 6 aug. 3
TheDallas Hotel
Victoria, B. C.
"The Sea-side Hotel"
Situated on the Dallas Esplanade, with magnificent view
of the Straits of Juan de
Fuca. Recently refurnished
throughout and under new
Rates: $2.50 per day and up.
American Plan.
Special   terms  per   week  or
per month.
JAMES KEY, Manager
Get it <tt Bowe's
And be Safe
You simply invest in a bottle
of Bowes' Dandruff Cure and
Hair Tonic. A few applications will rid your scalp of
dandruff. Cooling and invigorating, it not only cures
Dandruff, but prevents tlie
hair falling out, and all for
50 cents
Cyrus H. Bowes
1228 Government Street
Tels. 425 and 450
Ladies' Tailors
Dealers in Silks, Laces Etc.
Ladies' and Children's
So Kee & Co.
P. O. Box 160
1029 Cook St.       Cor. Cook & Fort 10
Mr. Bromley is away on a trip to
Eastern Canada.
* *   *
Mr. Harry T. Slater of this place
left for England on a visit.
Mrs. Benth Simms of Moosejaw,
Sask., is the guest of Mrs. Rattenbury, Oak Bay.
* *   *
Miss Lilian Haggerty, who has
been visiting relatives in California,
is home once again.
* *   *
Mrs. Hagan, of Cowichan District,
has been a guest at the King Edward Hotel this week.
* *   *
Mr. Peter Webb paid a short visit
to Alberni last week-end. The trip
was made by motor.
* *   *
Mrs. George Cox, who has been
holidaying in Honolulu, is once again
in town.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Senkler came
over from the Terminal City for a
few days this week.
Miss Davis and Miss Martin of Calgary are visiting here and are guests
at the James Bay Hotel.
* *   *
Miss Poppy McDonald of Vancouver is in Victoria, the guest of Mrs.
C. F. Lay.
* *   *
Mrs. Baynes Reed has left on an
extended trip to Idaho, where she will
be the guest of her daughter, Mrs.
Douglas Livingston.
Dr. H. Rundle Nelson is among
the recent Victorians, who have left
on pleasure trips to the Old Country.
* *   *
Mr. Ernest Mathews, second son of
Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Mathews, Lamp-
son Street, is home for the summer
Ht     *      *
Mrs. A. C. Flumerfelt of Pemberton Road, accompanied by Miss Luc
Little, left England on Friday on the
Empress of Britain for Victoria.
* •*   *
Miss Mason and Miss Hilda Page
left last week for Pender Island,
where they will be the guests of
Mrs. Rundle Nelson for three or four
* *   *
Mr. Baer, accompanied by his
daughter, Have left on a holiday trip
to the north on the "Prince George."
They  expect  to  be  absent  about   a
* *   *
The engagement is announced of
Mr. Bernard G. Walker, of the Provincial Education Department, and
Miss Collins, Park Boulevard, City.
* #   *
Miss Adela Burnett of Nanaimo, is
among the many visitors from that
city who is spending a pleasant holiday here. She is at present the guest
of the ' Misses Matthews of Erie
The marriage of two popular Victorians took place last week in Vancouver, the contracting parties being
Miss Edna Hawke and Mr. Alex.
Macdougall. After their honeymoon
trip Mr. and Mrs. Macdougall will
take up their residence in this place.
* *   *
A recent marriage of great interest
was that of Dr. H. C. Lindsay of
Vancouver to Mrs. Eva G. Robinson
of Australia. The bridegroom is a
brother of Major Bethune Lindsay,
Royal   Canadian   Engineers,  of  this
* *   #
Mrs. Chas. J. V. Spratt made a
charming hostess at bridge tea given
last Tuesday in her beautiful new
home on Rockland avenue*. Her
house was extravagantly arranged for
the occasion with sweet peas of various colours. Mrs. Rissmuler was
the lucky winner of the first bridge
prize, while the second was carried
off by Mrs. Bechtel. Those present
were: Mrs. Blackwood, Mrs. Brett,
Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs.
Tom Gore, Mrs. R. W. Gibson, Mrs.
Fowler, Mrs. A. F. Griffiths, Mrs.
Little, Mrs. Mathews, Mrs. H. McGregor, Mrs. Pigott, Mrs. Rissmuller,
Mrs. Bechtel, Mrs. Raymur, Mrs.
Rithet, Mrs. Chas. Rhodes, Mrs. Savage, Mrs. Tuck, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs.
Hunter, Mrs. Love, Mrs. Arbuthnot,
Mrs. Slingsby, Mrs. Wilby, Mrs. C.
M. Roberts, Mrs. T. 0. Mackay and
* *   *
Mrs. E. G. Prior was hostess at a
small informal tea given for Miss
Jessie Prior, who has quite recently
returned home. Some of those present were: Mrs. Lampman, Mrs.
Holland, Mrs. Galletly, Miss W.
Holmes, Mrs. Hermann Robertson,
Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Basil Prior, Mrs.
Arthur Jones, Mrs. McKay, Mrs.
Loewen, Mrs. Archer Martin, Mrs. G.
B. Hughes, Mrs. Twigg, Mrs. George
Johnston, Mrs. Roger Monteith, Mrs.
Ormand, Mrs. Rithet, Mrs. Little,
Mrs. Freeman, Lady McBride, Mrs.
Arthur Gore, Mrs. Harris, Miss Wadmore, Miss Page, Miss McBride, Miss
Bowser, Miss Dumbleton, Miss McNaughton Jones, Miss Mason, Miss
Day, Miss Butchart, Miss M. Pitts,
Miss Mara, Miss Paula Irving, Miss
Mabel Eberts, Miss Monteith, Miss
Gladys Peters, Mrs. E. Dewdney,
Miss Eva Loewen, Miss Violet Moresby, Miss Troup and a great many
* *   #
Last Tuesday afternoon was an
event of great pleasure and amusement to all those who were present
at the closing sports of the Collegiate School, which were held at the
Jubilee Hospital Cricket grounds.
Among the guests were the Bishop of
Columbia and Mrs. Roper, Ven.
Archdeacon and Mrs. Scriven, Mr.
Barton, Mr. H. B. Robertson, Miss
Walbran, Mrs. Scott, Miss Maud
Scott, Mr. S. Pitts, Miss Marian Pitts,
Miss Winslow, Mrs. Fred. Pemberton, Mrs. Martin, Mr. Johnson, Mrs.
Bagshawe, Mrs. C. M. Rochfort, Mrs.
D'O. H. Rochfort, Miss Cherry Rochfort, Mrs. F. Walker, Miss Crease,
Mrs. Edwards, Miss Nellie Dupont,
Miss Cross, Mr. and Mrs. Ross, Mrs.
Wheatley, Miss Dorothy Kingham,
Miss M. Pemberton, Mrs. Stewart
Williams, Dr. and Mrs. Ford Verrinder, Captain and Mrs. Foulkes, Mrs.
Miller, Miss Eileen Miller, Misses
Kilpatrick, Miss Isabelle Monteith,
Miss Mary McBride, Miss Peggy McBride, Miss Totie Day, Miss Gwen-
ette McPhillips, Miss Margaret Carey,
Miss Grace Simpson, Miss Lottie
Carey, Miss Meta Bowker, Miss Iris
Burton, Miss Maud Williams, Miss
Ethel Bagshawe, Miss Eileen Williams, Miss Erminie Bass, Miss Unice
Bowser, Miss Katie Wheatley, Miss
Marguerite Verrinder, Miss Gwendoline Verrinder, Miss Baby Innes,
Misses Foulkes, Mrs. Billinghurst,
Miss Rose Billinghurst, Mr. and Mrs.
G. F. Foulkes, Mrs. Billinghurst, Miss
Rose Billinghurst, Mr. and Mrs. G. F.
Foulkes, Miss May Newcombe, Miss
Eleanor Monteith, Mrs. Suttie, Miss
Gulland, Miss Richardson, Mr. P.
Ogden, Mr. R. Scott, Mr. Chris Carey,
Mr. Lawder, Mr. A. White, Mr. Dennis Diespecker, Mr. C. M. Roberts,
Mr. Matthews, Mr. R. S. Day, Mr. W.
Campbell and a great many others.
* *   *
A wedding of interest was celebrated in this city on Wednesday
last, between Mabel Brenda, eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan S.
Dumbleton, and Clement Hungerford
Pollen, of Cranbrook, B. C. In the
afternoon the bride's parents held a
reception at "Rocklands," Rockland
Avenue, the residence of the bride's
grandmother, where the many friends
of the bride and groom assembled.
The bride looked very charming in a
gown of cream satin panelled with
silver embroidery. She wore a veil
of old point de gaze, the gift of the
bridegroom's mother, whicii was
much admired; her only ornament being pearl ear-rings, the bridegroom's
gift, who also presented her with a
sheaf of Madonna lilies. She was
supported by two bridesmaids, her
sisters, the Misses Sheila and Thelma Dumbleton, the former in a gown
of white crepe de chine, trimmed
with coral, and lace and coral hat to
match, the latter in the same with
blue trimmings. Both carried bouquets of pink sweet peas, and wore
the gifts of the bridegroom which
were a pearl and amethyst pendant
and pearl bangle respectively. Mr.
Francis Marshall acted as best man,
and was recipient of a handsome silver cigarette case, the gift of the
bridegroom. The bride's mother was
becomingly attired in French gray
striped _Eolian, with a beautiful fichu
of Honiton lace with which she wore
a toque of pink roses, and carried a
bouquet of pink rose buds. The happy pair left for England by the 4.30
boat. The following is a list of some
of the handsome presents received:
Mrs. Maude, picture; Mrs. Fegan,
hand embroidery; Mrs. J. Hungerford
Pollen (Eng.), Brussel's lace veil;
Mr. Cuthbert Holmes (Eng.), Irish
lace handkerchief; Miss Lora Holmes
(Eng.), Irish lace handkerchief; Rev.
T. fi. Cookes (Eng.), cheque; Mrs.
Cookes (Eng.), cheque; Capt. and
Mrs.  Pollen  (Eng.),  travelling  bag;
Mr. C. Hungerford Pollen, Irmine
stole; Mrs. C. Hungerford Pollen,
sable set; Miss Dawson (Eng.), silver
teaspoons; Mr. A. W. Vowell, silver
dish; Mrs. Hebden Gillespie, marmalade jar; Mrs. Pemberton, desert
china; Mrs. C. Sampson, bouillon
cups; Mrs. Cuthbert Holmes, silver
backed hand mirror; Mrs. VV. Fleet
Robertson, silver curate; Mrs. Luxton, silver bread dish; Baron and
Baroness von Girsevelet, silver sugar
dredge; Mr. Marshall, oak and silver
salad bowl; Dr. Harper, cut glass
candlesticks; Mrs. Garnett, pair silver
vases; Dr. and Mrs. Leecler, necklace and hand-painted hat pins; Mrs.
Street, coral ring; Mrs. and the Misses
Devereux, brass jardiniere; Mr. and
Mrs. Galletly, electric toaster; Mrs.
Poff (Vancouver), silver vase; Mrs.
Pearse, cheque; Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Dumbleton, silver entre dishes; Miss
Fanny Devereux, cut glass vases; Miss
Fanny Devereux, cut glass vases;
Miss Thelma Dumbleton, silver button hook; Miss Sheila Dumbleton,
embroidered pin cushion; Mrs. A.
Dumbleton, motor clock; Mr. and
Mrs. E. W. Beale (Eng.), Georgian
fruit spoons; Colonel and Mrs. Carleton (Eng.), silver hair brushes; Master Hugh Carleton, silver comb; Miss
Evelyn Donald (Eng.), silver topped
powder box; Dr. and Mrs. Hodson
(Engr), pendant; Mr. St. John Hod-
son, blouse buttons; Mr. Denham
Hodson, brooch and hatpins; Misses
S. and T. Dumbleton, Thermos lunch
kit; Lady Stepney and Lady Howard
(Eng.), silver cigarette box; Mr. and
Mrs. H. R. Beaven, silver and glass
jug and bowl; Major and Mrs. R.
Wilson, silver mounted vase; Miss
Ridgway Wilson, silver pig pin cushion; Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Gillespie, cruet; Mrs. and Miss Macdonald,
silver mounted vase; Miss Pollen, gold
and peridot bracelet; Mr. and Mrs.
Charles MacCually, silver bonbon
dish; Miss Baynes Reed, tray; Mr.
W. Cuthbert Holmes, chequ_; Dr. and
Mrs. Powell, silver dish; Archdeacon
and Mrs. Scriven, pair silver toast
racks! Mr. and Mrs. Gavin Burns,
silver fern pot; Mr. Norman Payne,
silver muffin dish; Mrs. Oliver, Dresden china coffee cups; Misses Galletly, cheque; Mr. Monteith, silver sugar
spoon; Mr. and Mrs. John Irving, silver dish; Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Scott,
cut glass dish; Dr. and Mrs. O. M.
Jones, tea cloth; Mr. and the Misses
Tolmie, silver crumb tray and scoop;
Mr. and Mrs. Solly, framed water
color; Mr. and Mrs. Wallinger, silver
salt and pepper pot; the Misses Wallinger, silver salt cellars; Dr. and Mrs.
Hazel!, casserole dish; Mr. and Mrs.
Springett, silver toast rack; Mrs. and
the Misses Warren, brass jardiniere;
Miss Finlayson, cut glass jam jar;
Mrs. Arthur McCallum; silver photo
frame; Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher, silver
candlesticks; Mr. and Mrs. Bagshawe,
pair flower vases; Miss Dumbleton,
silver and glass butter dish, sugar
bowl and mustard pot; the Misses
Evelyn, Muriel and Marjory Rant,
silver photo frame; Mr. and Mrs. and
Miss Eberts, silver photo frame; Mr.
and Mrs. Cecil Walker (Duncan),
brass bulb pot; Mr. and Mrs. Jos.
Hunter, teapot stand; Mrs. Fegan,
lace handkerchief; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Crease, travelling clock; Mr. Justice and Mrs. Martin, silver muffiner;
the Hon. and Mrs. Dewdney, silver
basket dish; Misses Angus, sugar
spoon; Miss Violet Sweet, teaspoons;
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob, gold and enamel
locket and chain; Mr. and Mrs. C.
Rhodes, potpourri vase ornament;
Col. and Mrs. Prior, silver bon-bon
dish; Mrs. Charles, beaded bag; Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Johnson, copper jardiniere; Mr. and Mrs. Alan Dumbleton, cheque; Mrs. Dumbleton, cheque;
Mr. and Mrs. Ashdown Green, cheque;
Miss Dupont, Miss N. Dupont, Indian ornament; Mr. and Mrs. Shallcross, Indian tray; Mr. and Mrs. Holland, silver and glass butter dish; Col.
and Mrs. Peters, silver vase; Mrs. W.
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Celery 25
Caviar 25
Orchestra 6.15 to 7.30—9 to n
Olives 20 Almonds 20 Green Onions 10
Pate de Foie Gras 25        Tuni Fish 25        Anchovy
Olympia Oyster Cocktail 35 Eastern Oysters on Shell 40
Little Neck Clams on Shell 40    Crab Cocktail 25
Clam Broth with Whipped Cream 20  Consomme Royale aux Perles
Chicken Broth and Rice 15     Potage Long Champs 15
Fillet of Red Schnapper Orly 45 Fried Smelts Sauce Tartar
Boiled Halibut Egg Sauce 35    Broiled Salmon and Cucumber 40
Filet of Sole au Vin Blanc 45
Fresh Cod Saute Mirule 45     Steamed Finnan Haddie 40
Fried Eastern Oysters and Bacon 40
Poached Eggs Bohemian 45      Patties a la Reine 50
Kromeskies a la Polanaise 50 Lamb Steak Bernaise 75
Small Steak Saute a la Minute Sauce Bercy 60     French Pancakes '
Half Spring Chicken with Corn Fritters and Cream 75
Sweetbreads in Cream (Chaffing Dish 75
Fresh Mushrooms under Glass 85
Young Island Turkey Cranberry Sauce 75
Prime Ribs au Jus 40     Extra 75
Fresh Asparagus 35     ..New Potatoes 20     ..New Garden Peas
Fresh Spinach Cauliflower in Cream 15
Combination 40       Head Lettuce 25        Sliced Cucumber 25
Sliced Tomatoes 25 Chicken Mayonaise 50
Strawberry Shortcake Vanilla Parfait 25 Peach Melba ;
Assorted Fruits 25    Chocolate Eclair 10    Nuts and Raisins 25
Green Apple Pie 10     Deep Rhubarb Pi-e 10
Iced Canteloupe: Half 15, Whole 25        Strawberries and Cream
Fresh Raspberry Pie 15     Custard Pie 10     Cup Custard 10
Rice Custard Pudding 10      Gooseberry Pie 10
Coffee per Pot 20 Tea per Pot 20 Demitasse
Please don't forget to reserve your tables.   L. Turner, Music!
Director, will have his usual high class entertainment, Voc|
and Instrumental.
apl 20
Speaking of Neckwear
Did you ever wear one of our Tu-in-one Ties ?   Two Ties in Onj
Slides easy.   Does not fray.   Worn either side.
T. B. Guthbertson & Go,, L|
F. A. GOWEN, Managing Director
The Royal Cash Register]
At $50, $60 and $75 Each
Agents Phone 63
Victoria Book & Stationery Co., Ltc|
1004 Government Street THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1912
"Sotto Voce
The Week's Rumours and
(By The Hornet)
lat the defeat of the Pandora
site means either that the city
I not have a new "centre," or that
Si! have to pay half a million dol-
1 extra for it.
* *   *
hat, anyway, half a million dollars
fly a bagatelle—and who cares?
I *   *   *
lat public meetings are evidently
•popular in July, for although a
land people voted, fewer than a
|red attended all the meetings.
* *   *
|at the public has again shown its
lence in the best governing body
city, the Board of School Trus-
kt  only those   closely in  touch
Its work know the invaluable ser-
Iwhich the Board renders.
I *   *   *
It it may not be generally known
|he various plots of land which
acquired for school purposes
the last few years have saved
|te-payers tens of thousands of
* ¥      *
It at a low estimate they could
|eir unused areas today at a pro-
nore than $50,000.
* *   *
lit the Board is just a little
?er on the business than on the
Jistrative side.
* *   *
lit  in  appealing  to  the   higher
in the King case the Board has
the only logical step.
Jit it would have been better if
|iad  been  done  in the  first in-
instead  of  holding a white-
|ng investigation.
* *   *
It the Teachers' Institute and
lie   Board   of Trustees   should
|taken the matter up.
* *   *
Lt Victoria has been visited this
j by two of the brightest ypung
Jn the Empire.
* *   *
ht Mr.  Kerr is  a thinker,  and
vet become a philosopher of the
lur type.
■oing for a
ive money for your
lip by getting your
[acation Togs at our
\Home of Hobberlin Clothes
608 Yates St.
Next to Imperial Bank
That Mr. Wrench is a man of action, with exceptional organizing
* *   *
That his brilliant sister is one of
the most delightful personalities with
whom Victorians have had to do for
a long time.
* *   *
That with such a helper it is no
wonder that Mr. Wrench has formed
the largest patriotic club in the world
in the short space of two years.
* *   *
That Mr. Kerr's address should be
printed verbatim in the Provincial
School Magazine, as the best synopsis on international relations which
has been composed.
* *   *
That the Sooke Lake contractors
are marching like a crab—backwards.
* *   *
That at the present rate of progress
these weary pilgrims will reach their
Mecca in the millenium.
* *   *
That the present condition of affairs
is worse than anything Victoria has
had to conted with in the matter of
water supply.
* *   *
That there has been no watering of
the boulevards for more than a month,
except a little done by Jupiter Pluvius.
* *   *
That when the waterworks break
down, it is obvious that the Department ought to a system.
* *   *
That the local theatrical managers
promptly recognised the claims of the
Regina sufferers.
* *   *
That in doing so they lived up to
the recognised traditions of the theatrical profession.
* *   *
That if Sheriff Richards continues
his pugilistic training, he may yet aspire   to   enter   the   ring   with   "lil'
* *   *
That when Greek meets Greek, then
comes the tug of war.
* *   *
That the Attorney-General must be
proud of some of his officers.
* *   *
That when ladies visit the Westholme Grill they are requested to sit
on their umbrellas, as the waiter will
be fined $20 in case of loss.
* *   *
That there is some talk of the
labour unions admitting to membership.
* *   *
That to do so would be to cut the
ground from under their own feet.
* *   *
That as matters stand in British
Columbia today no one's position in
respect to   Oriental   Immigration is
quite logical.
* *   *
That Chinamen are employed by
miners in their "stalls," and by
working-men  of all grades  as their
* *   *
That the strongest anti-Oriental will
employ a Chinaman in preference to
a white man,  because  he will  work
for a lower wage.
■1   *   *
That the Almighty Dollar is as almighty  in  Victoria   as   in   Chicago,
Buffalo or New York.
* *   *
That judging from recent reports of
the visit of wise men to the East, a
new Mutual Admiration Society has
been  formed  in  Victoria—with  two
* *   *
That with Victoria in such a prosperous condition there must be some
occult reason why two of our most
modern hotels have gone into liquidation.
* *   *
That from personal observation
"Hornet" ventures to suggest that it
is largely due to amateur management and diminishing liquidation by
the public.
* *   *
That the Times cricket reporter is
doing good work and helping materially to popularise the king of games.
* *   *
That for some unknown reason the
otherwise admirable Colonist report
of the British Manufacturers' Banquet
ignored all the speeches of the British
* *   *
That one of the most important
members of the Delegation, the proprietor of  five  English   newspapers,
stated that the thing which struck
him most in Canada was poor newspaper reporting.
* *   *
That chauffeurs are not yet under
proper control in and around Victoria.
* *   *
That as the American blackguard
who scorched between Victoria adn
Nanaimo cannot be extradited, he
ought to be disciplined by the Seattle
Motor Club.
* *   *
That this was one occasion when
the Victoria police were caught napping.
That they knew what had happened
on the out-going journey and were
instructed to secure Carmody on his
* *   *
That by the simple device of making a detour and reaching the wharf
five minutes before the boat sailed,
he was able to run his motor on
board and get away.
* *   *
That such a ruse would not have deceived the youngest Boy Scout.
Physical Culture
It is not to make a pun to say that
Physical Culture has become a "cult."
In any event its immense popularity
is due to the fact that it has come
to be regarded as an indispensable
adjunct of juvenile training. Indeed,
it is not confined to juveniles, for
people well advanced in life have become pupils of Sandow, and other
acknowledged leaders of the movement, to the great improvement of
their health, not to say anything of
their bearing and carriage. It has
come to be recognized that tliere is
no substitute for a course of Physical
Culture. Its results are seen in vigorous health, in buoyant elastic step,
in natural easy carriage of the body
and in an impressive bearing which
speaks plainly of the treatment which
has been undergone. Whilst Victoria
has had many competent drill instructors who have done good work
in our schools, it has not hitherto had
the advantage of an expert scientific
teacher of Physical Culture. A new
arrival, Mr. Ernest Gaster, comes
with the highest testimonials and is
fully entitled to be regarded as a
master of the "cult." He is an English gentleman, who hopes to establish classes in Victoria and to demonstrate here, as he has elsewhere,
the advantage of a strictly scientific
course of training such as he is qualified to impart. The Week knows
enough of Mr. Gaster to endorse him
and his work unreservedly.
Croquet Tournament
The Week has pleasure in directing
attention to the open tournament of
the Victoria Croquet Club to be held
on the grounds of the Lawn Tennis
Club, Cadboro Bay Road, during the
week, commencing July 22nd. There
are five events: Open Singles for the
championship of Vancouver Island,
and a cup presented by the Hon. J.
Dunsmuir; Mr. J. S. Bowker is the
present holder. Open Doubles Mixed;
Handicap Singles, Ladies, for a cup
presented by Mrs. J. Dunsmuir; Mrs.
McFarland is the present holder.
Handicap Singles, Men; Handicap
Doubles, Ladies. The entrance fee is
one dollar for each entry. The
Tournament Committee is Messrs. G.
A. Kirk, J. S. Bowker, W. F. Burton,
J. D. Virtue, A. D. B. Scott, with H.
G. Garrett, Secretary. The address of
the latter is P. O. Box 1146, Victoria,
B. C.
The average girl does not want a fiance
who is mean, though she may not object to
him being close.
Bobby:   "What is a "she-devil," papa?"
Papa:    "If you say another word against
your mother I'll whip yon."
Old Country Barber Shop
Honey and Flowers Hair Tonic
An  excellent  Tonic  Dressing  for  the
Hair, 50c, 75c and $1.00 per bottle
Charles Gordon Steuart,  Hair  Expert
637 Fort Street
Apl 10 S July 27
Take his weight in gold in preference to his weight in silver—if both were his to
choose? Who wouldn't? Who wouldn't take a real made-to-order suit in preference
to factory made substitute, if both were priced at an equal figure. The only man
who wouldn't is—Nobody. Let your next next suit be a Royal Tailored-to-order.
Highest Custom Tailoring at ready-made prices.
Exclusive Agents
1216 Douglas Street
THE Staggard Tread Tires
are the most economical you can
buy because the double thickness
and quality of the riding treads equal that
of any two ordinary tires.
Their chief value, however, lies in the protection they afford both passengers and car in checking
every tendency to slip or skid on any kind of wet or
slippery road or when making sharp emergency turns.
which tells why Republic "Staggard Tread" T'res
give more service at less expense and are safer tnan
any other kind.
MTIDC OM    Distributors for B. C.
mch 16
sept 16
From the Biscuit Factories
of the World, to Kirkham's
That's the story in brief, of our wonderfully varied stock of Biscuits.
We leave nothing to chance in trying to please your fancy in Biscuits.
Look through this list of world-famous names, then phone for your
favorites. We arrange our shipments so that our stock must bc fresh
and crisp.   Yqu are sure of Biscuit satisfaction at Kirkham's.
Fortt's Bath Oliver Biscuits, per tin, $1.00 and  60c
"Frou-Frou"—the delicious Dutch Wafers, lh 60c
Bent's Water Biscuits, lb 35c
Macfarlane, Lang & Co.'s Water Biscuits, tins 50c
H. 0. Kirkham & Co., Ltd.
741, 743, 745 Fort Street
Grocery Store Butcher Shop Liquor Store
Tels. 178, 179 Tel. 3678 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, Rivers Inlet, Namu, Ocean Kails,
Bella Coola, Bella Bella, every Wednesday.
S. S. VADSO for Skeena River, Prince Rupert, Naas, every two weeks.
Phone 1925 ,    1003 Government Street
may 8 (S) oct 19 12
(Continued from Page i)
that they have sent the late City
Solicitor to San Francisco to negotiate with Mr. Wynne Meredith,
the Waterworks Engineer, is the
best evidence that they have no
hope of convincing the Council and
the public of their ability to carry
out the contract. The view of The
Week is that the City has been
played with; that the contractors
are unable to finance their contract,
even if they are able to manage it;
that it was an unpardonable mistake for the Council to have receded from their attitude of three
months ago, and that, if they do not
terminate the contract on the 15th
inst., they will incur a serious responsibility.
The announcement of Sir
Richard McBride at the
Board of Trade meeting yesterday
afternoon will be received with
general satisfaction'. It practically
amounts to this, that the Songhees
Reserve will be laid out entirely in
accordance with the plans submitted by the Southern Pacific expert, Mr. Holman, and approved by
the Provincial Government. This
involves the erection of a Union
station to be used by the C. P. R.
and the C. N. R., and the allocation of certain areas and waterfrontage to those Companies. The
Week is authorized to state that
the negotiations between the Government and the C. N. R. are completed, and that they have resulted
to the entire satisfaction of the
Government. The negotiations
with the representatives of the C.
P. R. are still under way, and have
been somewhat protracted because
the E. & N. Railway was constructed under a Dominion charter
and the negotiations are therefore
more complicated.   This condition
is further emphasized by the fact
that the water-frontage also is under the control of the Dominion
Government, although that authority has consented to its disposition
for Terminal purposes. Reviewing the whole matter, it may be
taken for granted that a settlement
with the C. N. R. has been practically effected, and that it is hoped
to conclude an arrangement with
the C. P. R. by negotiation at an
early date. If not, it would of
course be open to refer the matter
to the Railway Commission; but
this should not be necessary. In
all these difficult and protracted negotiations the Provincial Government has adhered firmly to its original intention to secure for the
City of Victoria the most favourable arrangement as to terminal facilities and the consummation of
their transportation projects with
the least possible delay.
Lynn Valley Musical
Lynn Valley is nothing if not enterprising; so enterprising, in fact,
that on the 21st of August it is going to hold a Musical Festival under
the Presidency of the Hon. F. L. Carter Cotton. As far as The Week
knows, Lynn Valley is an adjunct of
North Vancouver, .and everybody
knows how enterprising North Vancouver is. There is an admirable
transportation service, in which the
ferry steamers and the B. C. E. R.
share the responsibility. A new Institute Hall has been opened this year
and a very capable society formed.
The Musical Director is Mr. A. Earle
Waghorn, and the Secretary, Mr. E.
V. Stuart, who can be addressed at
P. O. Box 1852, North Vancouver.
A Bishop Shocked
A visit which the Bishop of Willesden paid on a Saturday night to a
cheap shopping centre in Camden
Town filled him with horror, as he
explained the following Sunday, when
preaching at the Foundling Hospital:
"Last night, at eleven o'clock," he
said, "I happened to go through Camden Town, and stood outside butchers'
shops, where I saw a sight which I
had never before seen in my life.
Even in the eighteen years I spent iu
the west of Canada I never saw anything like it. There were a couple of
hundred people standing outside each
of those shops, simply hungry and
starving, and trying to pick up at a
very cheap price the bits of meat that
were over after the butchers' day was
done. Such a thing ought not to be.
Our civilisation is still pagan."
The thanks of the Over-Seas Club
are due to the following ladies and
gentlemen who furnished incidental
music during the course of the meeting on Wednesday evening: Mr.
Mittelstadt charmed the audience
with two beautiful violin solos, and
Mrs. McLaren and Messrs. Hirst and
Wootton contributed songs. Mr.
Mackenzie, who undertook all the accompaniments, also joined Mrs. McLaren in a couple of duets.
(C-ontinued from Page 10)
J. H. Holmes, fan; Misses Hope and
Faith Leeder, lace reticule; Miss R.
Payne Le Sueur, scarf; Mr. E. and
the Misses Payne Le Sueur, china
coffee set; Mrs. Rithet, silver casserole dish; Mr. and Mrs. Genge, silver
dish; Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths, silver
tea strainer; Mr. and Mrs. Macdowell,
Sheffield jug; Mrs. P. M. Irving and
Miss Irving, mother of pearl and lace
fan; Miss Helen Newcombe, silver
photo frame; Mr.   and   Mrs. H. D.
Twigg, silver and glass decanter; Mrs.
Charles Gore, clock in case; Miss
Tyrrwhitt Drake, silver photo frame;
Mr., Mrs. and the Miss Trevor Cross,
silver card case; Mr. and Mrs. E. B
Pemberton, silver photo frame; the
Misses. Lorna and Eileen Dumbleton,
silver mounted vases; Miss Le Neven,
teaspoons; Mrs. Colthard, silver pin
cushion; Rev. H. A. and Miss Collison, silver vases; Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Eliot, Dutch bell; Mr. and Mrs. A. C
Flumerfelt, cut glass bon-bon dishes;
Miss Madge Wolfenden, tea cloth;
Mrs. W. C. Holmes, suit case; Mrs.
George Gillespie, books; Miss Florence Gillespie^ scarf; Misses Pitts,
belt buckle, hat pins and blouse buttons; Mrs. Macdonald, silver and glass
vase; Mr. and Mrs. Payne Le Sueur,
cut glass knife and fork rests; Dr.
Fraser, cut glass jug; Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Dumbleton, centrepiece; Mr.
S. G. Footner, clock in case; Mr. and
Mrs. Crawford, Wedgewood flower
pot; Mr. .and Mrs. Edgar Dewdney,
silver teapot stand; Mr. Will D.
Holmes, necklace; Mrs. A. W. Jones,
china vase; Mrs. Croft, cheque; Mrs.
W. C. Holmes, silver hand mirror;
Mrs. Bridgman, silver dish; Miss
Bridgman, scent bottle; Mrs. H. M.
Dumbleton, silver entre dish; Mrs.
Little, cut glass vase; Mrs.| Freeman,
cut glass butter dish; Mr. Maurice
Hills, silver muffiner and butter dish;
Mrs. Cleland, silver salts; Miss Gladys
Dumbleton, ivory box; Master Terence Holmes, silver mounted hat
brush; Mrs. McPhillips, cut glass
vase; Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Day, cut
glass knife rests; Mrs. and Miss Fort,
Chinese gong; the Misses Macdowall,
lingerie; Mrs. Campbell McCallum,
Limoges tea cups; Mrs. W. H. Langley, centrepiece; Mr. Major, silver
candlesticks; Mrs. Punnett, cut glass
knife rests; Miss Sweet, stamp box;
Mr. Sidney Pitts, brass rose bowl;
Miss Williams, picture; Mr. W. J.
Taylor, silver casserole dis'h; Mr.
Mr. Flumerfelt, silver bon-bon dishes;
Major and Mrs. Genard, teaspoon.
*   *   *
Before leaving the city for Prince
Rupert Mr. Wrench had an interview
with the Premier, Sir Richard McBride, K.C.M.G., who expressed his
great regret at being prevented from
attending the meeting and promised
to take an early opportunity of endorsing the work of the Over-Seas
Club movement.
Olla Podrida
Speed is an American mania which it
the victim to get there first, regardlei
cost, common sense, the Ten Commandn
or the casting of dust in his neighbor's
The frenzy is of general manifest
occurring in most aggravated form ir
large population centers other than Phi
phia, and in the extreme Eastern and W<
The speed mania characterizes every ■
of American life. In the matter of her
the American multi-millionaire cannot
for a family tree decently evolved th
a few generations, but must have one
over-night in some genealogical hothoustj
the domain of belles-lettres, a book
through countless editions, breaks thej
seller record, is old, forgotten, and '
minder within eight months. The ml
like the Dreadnoughtist, is pushed tol
plete her handiwork before it becomej
solete. Miladi's Easter bonnet is out 1
for commencement. The 1912 auto 1
harries the frightened pedestrian of earljj
The most essentially American i\_\
method is that of the get-rich-quick
We concede that it is right to Fletcheri|
we bolt. The newspaper watchword
"Best, truest"—but "First I"
Speed is the natural foe of comfort, [
economy, and thoroughness.    The speej
is never satisfied.    A goal is but a
place, then on—on—on I
The speed frenzy is responsible for 1
cord, a constantly swelling—or shrij
achievement standard which threaten
day to break through the negative or I
bounds of mathematical progression]
which, maybe, there will be rest.
The national god is not Mammon,!
kind European critics maintain, butf
Time—and not the ancient, Pefferil
kered gentleman with scythe rampaj
hourglass somnolent, but more of a 1\m
fleet, foot-winged, spacc-annihilatiq
Time, Big Time, Good Time, Fast Tin
We live fast. As a consequence, oil
are soon finished. America may prodl
other messenger to Garcia, but she wil|
bring forth another Methuselah.
(By Richard Wighttnan)
The day was  a stick that  hit him
The night was a thorn that pricked
And the little devils who fly about
To pester a fellow and tucker him|
Were very sure they'd licked him.
But the harder he got it the more he s
This human sort of a sinner—•
And he squared his shoulders and s
his wifl
And merrily tackled his tasks until
At last he proved a winner.
Visit Our
Second Floor
for the largest Selection
of Carpets
and Rugs of
quality at
most reasonable prices
Bring her to Weiler Bros., and let us show you the finest line of furniture and house furnishings that you will find anywhere in the city.   Our arrangements are
a great help to young couples of moderate means.   Take advantage of the high quality furnishings we offer at prices asked for inferior grades.   Come in and let
us show you what we have here for you* even though you are not ready to buy.
A grand display of this light, clean, useful ware is to be found displayed on one of -our tables, first floor.   Come
in and examine the pieces offered.   Here are the articles and prices:
Aluminum Fry Pans at $2 and $1.50
Aluminum Straight Pot and Cover
1 pint size  75c
1 quart size  $1.00
2 quart size  $1.50
3 quart size  $1,75
4 quart size   $2.00
6 quart size  $2.50
Aluminum Saucepans
1 pint size  50c
1 quart size  75c
2 quart size  $1.00
3 quart size  $1.25
4 quart size  $1.50
5 quart size  $1.75
6 quart size $2.00
Aluminum Preserving Kettles
4 quart size  $1.50
5 quart size $1.75
6 quart size  $2.00
8 quart size  $2.25
10 quart size $2.50
12 quart size   $3.00
14 quart size  $3-50
Get a Refrigerator and Other Summer
Needs at Weiler's
The Weiler Bros. Store will sell you the very
best Refrigerators that can be had for the
money. Before putting in a stock of them this
season we looked over many makes and
selected the Best we could find, and they are
perfectly built and are thoroughly Sanitary.
Before you buy a Refrigerator,   see us.
We may sometimes fail
to satisfy the hard-to-
please customers in
prices, but never in the
quality  of  our  goods.
We have nothing  for
sale that is cheap, but
anything that is good
at fair  prices.


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