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Canada has passed through
the turmoil ol' another
Federal election and in the
short space of eight hours
he control of the Government of the
dominion has been determined for another
|erni, probably of equal duration to three
.receding it. The victory of the Liberal
)arty and their enthronement in power
ias ben achieved without any more serious
Consequences than those which result from
•vordy warfare. The beating of the big
[Irtun, the shouting and the tumult of
ihainpions in East and West alike have
md little effect on the sober judgment of
he people who refused to be stampeded
ither by the declamatory speeches of Mr.
goblin or the vapourings of Mr. Mclnnes.
|\ hile the net result may be disappointing
to the Conservative party it is satisfactory
10 the country in that it is decisive. A
•arrow majority would have meant anther election in the near future with all
he disturbing influences of a weak and
bttering Government. As matters stand
Janada can go ahead on the lines of a
jettled policy for the next four years, dur-
g which period, unless all progriostica-
Iions are wrong, she will take more than
ne decisive step towards the goal of her
A Victory for Laurier.
The most significant feature of the con-
13st is that it is a. victory for Laurier. The
arty organs pleaded for another term that
/aurier might "finish his work," and the
ountry has responded in no uncertain
oice. Even the Toronto Globe, with its
ptimate of forty majority, failed to guage
ae confidence of the people in the most
icturesque and romantic figure which has
ver appeared in Canadian public life,
■/ith a fourth term granted to hini by the
oice of the people it is not too soon to
dmit that Laurier already shares with Sir
ohn Macdonald the highest place in our
pinple of fame- When the flight of half
century has blown away all the dust of
lartizanship and prejudice the historian
j'ill point to the two great figures which
the first forty years of Confederation
warfed all others and by their combined
dsdont and patriotism raised Canada to
ie dignity of nationhood. While Sir John
lay have excelled in foresight and con-
urblind partizan who would deny to'Sir
Tiifrid the noblest qualities of personal
aaracter, lofty conception of his country's
I estiny, and marvellous executive skill.
Let Laurier finish his work" was the cry
'hich won the election. West of the Great
_akes, where he came not, parties are
qually divided, in spite of the fact that
be brilliant but sardonic Sifton who peo-
led the prairies, and the Minister of tho
nterior with his 2,500 majority were the
tiampions. The Maritime Provinces,
■^here Sir Wilfrid did not appear, broke
en in the aggregate. Quebec, which he
doubt counted on to remain true to his
blours in any event, gave the Opposition
Ive additional seats. But Ontario, where
|e Premier camped, became the real
attle-ground of the campaign. It was a
ise choice and never did Sir Wilfrid
iow greater sagacity than in choosing it.
■nless his opponents could offset the Que-
ic majority they were lost, Ontario was
je only place where this could be done
id the splendid personality and brilliant
1'alory of Sir Wilfrid charmed forty-eight
mstituencies into the Liberal camp and
e fight was won.
The Issues.
The issues raised by the Conservative
^position were mainly confined to charges
I' inal-administration, departmental mis
management, scandals in whi'ch leading
members of the party were involved and
a general charge of extravagance, excessive
expenditure, and undue increase in taxation. In the AVest local issues of more
or less importance were raised in addition.
The .Northwest Provinces had something
to say about the improper handling of
agricultural and timber lands. British
Columbia had two questions of prime importance to the fore, "Asiatic Exclusion"
and "Better Terms." The Government
relied mainly upon its great transportation policy, embracing the completion of
the Grand Trunk Pacific, the construction
of the proposed Hudson's Bay Eailway,
and of the Georgian Canal. Months ago
The AVeek pointed out that in 1904 the
Liberal party had ridden to power on the
Grand Trunk Pacific project and prophesied that with the addition of the Hudson's Bay Railway it would carry them
there again. The result lias verified the
prediction. The one thing that has made
Canada is the Railway. Before the Canadian Pacific Railway there was no
Canada; since its demonstration of the
marvellous possibilities of the Dominion
railway construction has seized the imagination of our people ancl it is the one magnet to charm. If Mr. Borden ever had a
chance to plead his party to victory it was
in 1904 when a clear-cut, definite scheme
of Government ownership would have appealed to the electorate. But he hesitated,
and changed his mind at the eleventh hour,
and the opportunity had passed. With a
vast, almost unexplored north country exceeding in area and possibly in resources
the Canada that is who shall say for how
many years, or even for how many decades a wise, carefully digested, railway
policy will be the most popular and most
effective, test of statesmanship. It matters
not that original estimates have long ago
gone by the board, that money has been
squandered. in extravagant classification
and a thousand other ways, the people see
the railway growing, its roadbed lengthens
day by day, its streaks of steel spin further
and further to the last best west, and already millions of acres of golden planes
are nodding it a welcome. The iron road
that leads to wealth and fame! Nothing
can stay it and nothing can displace it
in the popular esteem. The country has
decided to let Laurier "finish his work,"
but not in Laurier's time nor in the century that shall follow hiin will tlie twin
bauds of steel have coupled up the whole
transportation system of the new nation of
the twentieth century and linked the
boundless aud trackless solitudes of the
frozen north to the teeming centres of
population which during that time will
occupy lhe soutli.
Verdict on Scandals.
It is safe to say that the Federal election
of 190S has forever settled the policy of
fighting elections on a platform of petty
scandal. No doubt many abuses have
crept into the Laurier Administration. It
may be safely conceded that influential
members of the Government had used their
public offices to further their private affairs, had feathered their own nests, and
those of their friends, directly or indirectly, at the public expense. But whilst such
conduct is indefensible the verdict of the
country can only be taken to mean that
tlie electors do not believe that one party
is any better than the other in this respect,
and that the only safeguard it can have is
the personal character of the Premier. Reduced to this basis it becomes impossible
to cavil at its decision. However estimable a man Mr. Borden may be no one,
least of all he himself, would claim any
superiority to Sir Wrilfrid Laurier in that
particular. Further the Administration
can point to the fact that the greatest sinners—Sifton, Emmerson and Hyman—
have been forced from office. •■•■ft. rue the
punisbment was tardy, but it caftie. On
the other band Sir Wilfrid has'laid himself open to criticism for the' apparent
laxity 01 control which he exercised, and
tor tlie manner in which on more than one
occasion, notably in connection with the
work of tlie Civil Service Commission, he
lent himself to a policy which made for
crippling and thwarting thorough investigation, .frobably this was under all the
circumstances one of the weakest acts in
his career. It is greatly to be feared that
the charges against Mr. Foster and Mr.
George Fowler, and the revelations of the
Insurance Commission more than offset
these against the Laurier Government, in
the public mind. Be that as it may the
people evidently disregarded the latter,
and in the Province where their effect
should have been the greatest they fell flat
and the Government made its greatest
gains. Undoubtedly the Opposition mads
a fatal mistake in supposing that the great
issue of Conservative or Liberal control
turned on too many silver cruets for the
Montcalm, or too many cases of rum for
the Arctic. Such methods savour more
of the politics of Little Peddlington than
of a great Dominion, and hereafter to raise
them to the magnitude of an issue will b-j
But to court derision. A nation is in the
making, the wheels of progress are revolving, they cannot be hindered by ajfly.
Laurier's Weakness.    "
'No amount of admiration for 'Sir Wilfrid Laurier can disguise the fact that
there have been weak points in his administration. These may be briefly summarized as laxity of control over his ministers,
lack of determination in forcing the completion of the Grand Trunk Pacific, and
extravagance in public expenditures. It
seems impossible for his administration to
escape a verdict of guilty on all these
counts, of which the latter is by far thc
most serious. In fact unless there is a
considerable expansion in the revenue for
the next fiscal year the Minister of Finance
may find himself face to face with a deficit which would stagger the country.
Meanwhile there is litle indication of that
regime of economy which would enable the
country to face a prolonged period of commercial depression with equanimity. Mr.
R. E. Walker has with his usual sagacity
warned the people of the necessity for practising the most rigid economy until financial conditions re-adjust themselves, but
the Government shows no signs of appropriating tiie good advice. Further, tho
most perfervid supporter of the Laurier
Administration must admit that its tariff
policy is only a qualified success. Leading industries like that of tlie woollen
manufacturers are paralysed. The bounty
system which was to have established our
steel and iron industries has failed, and
after paying out many millions they are
as far from being self-supporting as ever.
Preferential trade with the Mother Country and the Colonies has proved to be a
misnomer for the report of the Qovernment Trade Commissioner, Mr. Gregg,
shows tliat il: works less to the advantage
of England than the United States and
the problem of how to ensure the exchange
of Canadian raw products for British
manufactured goods still remains unsolved.
Last, but by no moans least, while Canadian opinion may not be a unit on the
subject of Imperial defence, it cannot for
a moment be contended that the Laurier
Government has responded to public senti
ment on this great question. These are
some of the weaknesses of the late Administration for which Sir Wilfrid
Laurier must be held responsible, and the
treatment of whicli fairly illustrates the
difference which exists in principle between Liberalism and Conservatism as
they exist in Canada.
Mr. Borden.
Of Mr. R. L. Borden's personal character nothing can be said that is not both
favourable and complimentary, lie is a
man, like Sir Wilfrid, of spotless reputation, scrupulous, straightforward, direct
and truthful, but in the moment of defeat
it is as well to speak plainly, and after
many years of parliamentary life it yet
remains for Mr. Borden to prove that he
is a leader. He has led his party to some
measure of success in the House, but he
has never been able to create enthusiasm
in the country, and without enthusiasm
there can be no victory. Up to the close
of the polls on Monday Mr. Borden predicted victory for his party. If he were
merely a politician this might have been
expected, but Mr, Borden is a man who
only says what he believes, and viewed in
this light his prediction is a remarkable
evidence of lacK of judgment. This same
lack of judgment has been manifested at
different periods of his career in the shifting of his ground at the inception of the
Grand Trunk Pacific and leaving his party
practically without a policy; in accepting
a salary from the Government as, leader
of "the Opposition and so handicapping l»s
independence; in retaining Mr., Foster
and practically offering the country • the
alternative of Fielding or Foster, an offer
which could only have one result. And
lastly in tolerating, if he did not initiate,
a campaign of personal criticism in the
East which was too small to enlist the sympathy of the voters. It is true that Mr.
Borden's Halifax platform has some excellent planks; it is a series of political
axioms to which the party and probably
thc country would heartily assent, but it
discloses no great constructive policy and
contains nothing which would appeal to
the imagination. The party has been
loyal to Mr. Borden and will continue to*
support him as long as he retains his present position, but with men as brilliant and
as clean as Mr. Mackenzie lving coming
to the front it begins to look as if Sir Wilfrid Laurier's successor, not only as leader
of his party but as Premier of Canada,
may be found in the Liberal ranks.
The Strength of Conservatism.
And yet this should not be so. Conservatism made Canada. The Canadian Pacific Railway and lhe National policy, both
opposed tooth and nail by tlie Liberal
leaders, including Sir Wilfrid Laurier,
and the Liberal party, were the two factors
in building up our Dominion. Any success which has been achieved by the
Liberal party has come through the abandonment of their traditional fiscal policy
and the appropriation of the National
Policy. Tariff for revenue only, to say-
nothing of Free Trade, is a buried Shibboleth. Thc old war cry of Liberalism,
"Retrenchment and Reform," is almost
forgotten. The Liberalism of George
Brown and Alexander Mackenzie is represented by dry bones in the valley of
Humiliation, and there is no voice to make
them live. The Liberalism of today is
masquerading in the cloak of Conservatism, and thc country has not yet found
it out. Why . Because the Conservative
party lacks the men who can drive conviction home. Where the Liberals are most
vulnerable the Conservatives are most
(Continued on Page Five) THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1908.
X Social and        X
__ Personal, *
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if if if v if 'i' 'i1 tiMit 'i' if
Mr. Beauchamp Pinder arrived from
Dawson, early in the week.
Mr. W. E. Norris of Vancouver
came over on business last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Roberts were
passengers by the last northern boat.
Mr. Jas. Gaudin has returned from
the North and will spend the winter
* *   *
Mr. W. Newcombe left with the
Vancouver football team for Frisco.
* -j-   *
The Misses Ellis, Gorge Road, have
issued invitations for a dance.
Captain Gaudin left for Vancouver
by Wednesday's boat.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Oliver and
daughter left on Tuesday last via
Northern Pacific for New York, sailing from there on the Cunarder,' Lu-
sitania on a twelve months' -trip to
the Old Country.
* *   *
Invitations have been issued by
Mrs. Andrew Gray for a Hallowe'en
* *   *
Captain Parry, H.M.S. Egeria, gave
a luncheon party on board last Wednesday.
* *   *
Captain Musgrave has returned
from  Prince  Rupert and  is  a guest
at the Balmoral.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. S. Matson leave
shortly on a trip to the Old Country.
Miss  Elsie  Bullen  left  on  Friday
for Honolulu.
* *   *
Mr. G. S. Holt was in Victoria for
a few days during the week.
* *   *
Miss Barbara Mainguy has been
staying with Mrs. Stevenson, Burdette Avenue.
* *   *
Mrs. Stretfield came in from Sidney
and spent a few days in town.
* *   *
Mr. A. J. Mara spent a few days in
Vancouver last week.
* *   *
Mr. George White-Fraser returned
from the North on Wednesday and
left the same evening for Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs. P. F. Rogers left on Wednesday for Spokane.
* w   w
Mrs. Koenig of Shawnigan is registered at the King Edward.
* *   *
Miss Grylls, who is very popular
in musical circles in Victoria, has been
engaged to give a series of concerts
at the Empress. Her first she gave
last Wednesday evening and was met
with a very warm reception. Miss
Grylls was heard to advantage in the
following solos:
Berceuse de Jocelyn  Godard
0, Lovely Night Landon Ronald
The Kerry Dance  Molloy
(a) Till I Wakc.Woodforde-Finden
(b) Ashbro's  Song from Thelum
River  Woodforde Finden
(a) Purple Pansies Noel Johnson
(b) Memory   E. R. Park
(a) Robin Adair  Scotch
(b) .The   Lass  with  the  Delicate
Air Arne, arr. by A. L.
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Mrs. (Dr.) Verrender gave a children's dance on Saturday evening.
The Alexandra Club gave a very
enjoyable tea on Friday at the Club
Rooms. There was a large attendance of members and their friends.
* *   *
Miss Gladys Blakemore left on
Wednesday for Nelson on a visit to
her sister, Mrs. R. H. Ley.
* *   *
The famous baritone, Emilio de
Gorgoza, was heard for the second
time in Victoria on Tuesday evening
at the Victoria Theatre, before a
small but enthusiastic audience.
Among those present were: Mrs.
James Dunsmuir, Misses Dunsmuir,
Mrs. Robin Dunsmuir, Mr. Bromley,
Colonel and Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Luxton, Dr. and Mrs. Hermann Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Laing, Mrs.
Holt, Miss V. Hickey, Miss Monteith, Mr. Bridgeman, Miss K. Gaudin, Mrs. Percy Roberts, Mr. James
Gaudin, Mrs. F. B. Pemberton, Mrs.
Pemberton, Miss Pemberton, Mr. F.
Pemberton, Mr. Sampson, Mr. Law-
son, Miss McCoy, Mrs. R. Jones, Col.
and Mrs. Prior, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs.
Little, Miss Little, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Wilson, Mr. A. Gore, Mrs. Walter
Langley, Miss Langley, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. Bridgeman, Miss McKay,
Mrs. Janion, Mrs. Peters, Miss Peters,
Mr. Dewdney, Mr. and Mrs. Muskett,
Misses Pooley, Mrs. W. Bullen, Mrs.
Monteith, Misses' Blakemore, Mrs. P.
de Noe Walker, Mrs. Musgrave, Miss
Mills, Mrs. 0. M. Jones, Mrs. Newling, Mr. B. Parker, Mr. Russell and
many others.
Victoria Amusement Co.
Among the companies registered
during the past week we notice The
Victoria Amusement Co., Ltd., ac^
cording to whose prospectus, "the
undertaking, of the company will in
the first instance be confined to the
erection and operation at the Gorge
Park of a first class and up-to-date
Water Chute."
Plans have already been prepared
by Mr. William D'Oyly Rochfort, the
well-known local architect.
The need for such an amusement
has long been felt, but it has been
left to Mr. Arthur V. Kenah, the promoter of the company, to take active
steps to supply this want.
Ine natural attraction of the Gorge
Park are too well known to need any
eulogy on our part and the thousands
of people who visit it every year are
the best possible proof of its popu
At the same time there can be no
doubt that such an addition as the
proposed Water Chute will do much
to increase this popularity, as it is a
form of amusement which, while being perfectly safe, is at the same time
very exhiliarating and the sensation
produced by rapidly rushing through
the air and shooting out on to the
water has to be tried to realise how
delightful it is.
When one realises that there is no
similar structure in Canada west of
Toronto, it can readily be understood
that there must be a very large number of people in Victoria to whom
this will be an absolute novelty, and
one which will speedily take its place
in the front rank of Victoria's amusements.
The possibilities of the Gorge Park
as a pleasure resort have been fully
realised by several American financiers and it is therefore all the more
gratifying to know that Mr. Kenah
was able to get ahead of them, and
secure the necessary rights for the
erection and operation of the Chute,
thus ensuring that nothing but local
capital and local labour will be employed in the undertaking.
The registered office of the Victoria
Amusement Company is at the Law
Chambers, and full particulars regarding the Water Chute may be obtained
from the company's broker, Mr. Griffin W. Jones, at his office in the Metropolitan Buildings, which is situated
on Government Street directly opposite the post office.
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On Wednesday evening a modern
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play is a good one, being cleverly constructed and cleverly written. In the
last respect it is easily the best product of the modern American drama,
and is at times smart enough to suggest Pinero or Oscar Wilde. Unfortunately, it was not well acted, several of the chief characters being very
inadequately portrayed. The character part of Capt. Williams could
hardly have been better handled; indeed he was the backbone of the
whole representation, and if the leading lady had been more competent
the scene in the Captain's chambers
would have been thrilling. One can
imagine what Mrs. Kendall could
have done with such an opportunity.
The husband, too, was lamentably
weak. The villian is supposed to look
like a villian on the stage, but he is
not expected to proclaim himself as
such in almost every sentence that he
utters, nor does he add to the vrai-
semblance of his part by screeching
at ladies. The actor who tried to
portray Mr. Brooks might well study
the methods of Willard, whose finished and polished sketch of "Spider"
in "The Silver King" is a very quint-
escence of "villainous" acting. That
the play had a long run in New York
and Chicago is not to be wondered
at. With a strong all round company
it could not fail to attract. It has
many dramatic and a few thrilling
moments. At the Victoria Theatre it
was splendidly staged and mounted.
Paris youngsters are imitating the
pranks of Buster Brown. How far a
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Sporting Comment.
I am pleased to see that the Vic-
ria Rugby players are rapidly
•unding into shape in spite of the
ct that several of the most promis-
ig players are out of the game. The
practice last Saturday was a hard
ne and although the teams were both
lort those who did put in an appear-
nce showed the'effects of the pre-
ious Saturday's drill, not by their
ruises but by the style of play. The
>rwards formed up better and the
ack players were less inclined to
old on to the ball. If the players
nly continue as they have commenced there is no question but that
aey will make any team in B. C. play
|> beat them.
The forward division will have good
eight as well as being speedy while
lie three-quarters will.very likely be
ie strongest part of the team. With
ewcombe at half-back there is uo
aestion that his part of the field will
p well looked after and if another
Jlayer of his style can be located they
] ill take a lot of beating.   At full
lack Johnson  is  developing into  a
lery reliable man, but he has lots to
[am.   Some of the stunts he pulls
I if are   extremely   kicky   and   if it
jiould so happen that he missed one
I a game it might be at the cost of
|ie match.
JjOn the whole, however, the outlook
very bright for a good team.   All
|!at is required is practice and from
e showing that has been made I
iihk the players realize and are de-
:mined to do their best to be ready
d fit when the whistle blows for
_ first big match.
I am very sorry to see that Sparks
■dl have to remain out of the game
Ir the season; he is a good, strong
layer and with him at the head the
[jrwards could do a lot of good work.
lis resignation as captain has also
jfcome necessary and a more capable
an could not be secured than the
[[oice that was made at the meet-
of the players, that of Hebden
jjllespie. The first big match will
It take place for a few weeks yet,
||t during that time the players
Duld not miss an opportunity to get
a few minutes practice. Every
Jtle bit helps and it will be condition
[at will tell when the struggle comes.
iBilly Newcombe is the only Vic-
jHa player who accompanied the
Incouver team to California. When
trip was first mentioned the Van-
luver club had an idea of taking
veral Victorians, but the number
gradually dwindled down to one,
It in my opinion the team would
Ive been much stronger if three or
lir of the locals had been selected.
U team that was sent down is weak
it will be a surprise if the major-
of the games do not go against
The soccer players had another big
last Saturday, three matches be-
played, all of which resulted in
|-y close contests. While the re-
Its did not materially affect the
Inding of the various clubs in the
Igue they have added a little in-
test by the fact that several of the
jibs lower down are beginning to do
Jngs and it would not be surprising
|some of the top notchers are given
surprise before the season is over.
Iday three more games will be
lyed, all of which should prove in-
Jesting and it is expected that each
\l have a good quota of spectators.
There is a report going around that
Ine of the local sporting organiza-
Ins are complaining about the ar-
J-gements of the dates for the Oak
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only club that has any kick com-
is the hockey club and from en-
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In registered are not as strong as
\e been made out. Every club
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in Oak Bay the James Bay Ath-
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I think the management is mak-
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The Week
A Provincial Review and Magaslne, published every Saturday by
IItt Qovernment Street...Victoria, B.C.
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W. BLAKEMORB.. Manager and Editor
General, who was a peculiarly sensitive man, and hai lived in happiness
with his wife all their life-time, was
so wrought upon by the horrible insinuations that his mind became unhinged*, and he took his own life.
A letter which he wrote just before
death is pathetic in the extreme. He
spoke of his affection for his wife, of
the horror of the charges which had
been made against him, how the worry had rendered him sleepless, and.
finally exhausted his strength; then
in an instant "something, inside seemed to break," and the impulse to self
destruction became irresistible, and
he went, as he expresses it, to join
his wife.   Literally hounded to death.
To say that it. is a sad ending to an
honourable career is hardly to touch
the fringe of a great question. 1
wonder how many men and women
have been hounded to death by the
same means? No person is immune
from the . anonymous letter-writer.
Anyone wicked enough could write
letters under the cloak of anonymity
to every person in the city making
false charges, possibly against themselves, or against their dearest and
best beloved, and there is no protection and no defence, the blow comes
out of the dark, so cannot be parried.
It smites the innocent, and is cruel.
It acts regardless of consequences,
and is therefore unjust. It is., easy
to say that the right thing is to ignore such letters. No doubt it is,
and every right minded person would
do so, but the fact remains that there
will be many a bleeding heart. The
fate of General Luard furnishes a
concrete illustration of the result of a
system against which civilization is
defenceless, but which imposes a terrible burden of responsibility upon
those who lend themselves to its operation.
& i
# Short Story  i?
* if
Last winter Col. Wolfenden, the
King's Printer, published'an "edition
de luxe" of the log and records of
the journey of the Royal Engineers
who came to Victoria half a century
ago. If any of my readers who are
fortunate enough to possess a copy
will turn to it, they will find the portrait of a tall, dark, handsome man
with a high intellectual forehead, a
somewhat nervous expression and
wearing the long whiskers which were
in fashion at that time. This man
was no other than the General Luard
whose name has been on every lip
during tne last few months.
■ During the fifty years whicli had
intervened, young Luard had a distinguished career, and after attaining
the rank of general retired some years
ago on his pension, lt is not necessary to recapitulate the distressing
features of tlie sad event which has
-occupied the attention of tiie courts,
and which only received its final verdict quite recently, that verdict being that General Luard had taken his
own life during a period of temporary insanity.
. The feature of the enquiry which at
the present moment possesses the
greatest interest for tne public is the
rider appended to the verdict by the
coroner's jury, and feelingly endorsed
by the coroner himself, lt was to
the effect that the deceased had been
hounded to death by writers of anonymous letters.
A few weeks before the wife of the
General had been murdered under
somewhat, remarkable circumstances.
After walking part of the way from
their home to the golf links with her
husband, tlie deceased lady left him
to continue her walk alone. They
were on the best of terms, and there
had never been a suggestion to the
contrary. Within little more than one
hour she was found shot through tha
head, on the verandah of an unoccupied residence in the vicinity. Money
and jewelry were missing, her pocket This story was told me in Rangoon
was torn from her dress, and her by a man whose flame, 1 think, was
fingers had been cut by the removal Torrens, but I cannot'remember very
of her rings. In tlie absence of any clearly, if indeed I ever knew. I
other apparent motive, this evidence hardly know anything about the man
would seem to point to robbery, but who told it except that he was ob-
by one of those processes of intuition viously convinced of its truth. He
which operates in the public mind, said that John Silbermeister told him
even in the teeth of logic, the idea the story himself, and I have no doubt
gained ground that the evidences of that he did. So far as Torrens could
robbery were manufactured by the recall the man, Silbermeister was an
criminal to cover a deeper intention,  ordinary lanky man, of a singular di-
The strongest supporters of this rcctness of speech, and totally uiit
view pointed to the fact that although able to see a joke. So, for that mat-
there were numbers of people within ter, Torrens. He said that he had
earshot of the scene of the murder so far verified the story that at the
no cry was heard, and, further, that date that Silbermeister mentioned, the
as the gun was fired within a few N. P. Railway would have reached
inches of the victim it is difficult to Enderton; nor is it apparent what mo-
understand how the murderer could tive there could be for Silbermeister
have got so near without attracting lying in the matter. Torrens hadn't
attention. If the murderer were a the imagination of a 'rickshow wallah,
tramp as suggested, it is argued that so :t isn't his lie either. At any rate,
his approach would have been dis- I give it for what it is worth,
covered, and the lady would have Torrens was a little man who had
screamed or run away. taken up Christian Science somewhat
Along this line of argument the earnestly a little beyond middle life,
theory developed that she was mur- He was really a person of some im-
dered by some person with whom portance on the railway, and I believe
she was acquainted, and whgge near one of the company's most efficient
approach she would not resent. As servants. To listen to him sometimes
there were no dark chairs in her one would hardly believe that an acci-
life and no basis whatever for the dent could possibly occur on the rail-
suggestion of a rendezvous, some peo- way, except as a mere delusion of the
pie of malicious inclination, or weak senses. I believe he died about two
intellect, began 1(6 write anonymous years after he told me the story, and
lkU-._MS.Gmier_.l Luard. The pur- for his own sak I hope that he was
port of these letters was either that able to maintain his Christian Science
he had committed the murder, that he doctrines to the end, for he had sore
v,aJt_9W&2i<l' '*' or tnat ne knew °' need of them. He died of cholera at
some reason other than that of rob- Bhamo in 1904.
bery whyYfcCHfight have been com- He had shown me round the cur-
mitted. All these suggestions hinted iosity shops of Rangoon, and with his
at a xrjfttf<jWJfs§j6tf-l$#AI$5X'?dgS on llelP I had disentagled one or two in-
his part. teresting pieces  of work  from  the
Some of the letters were^cWclWcT'lnass of modern substitutes—it is un-
in the mos_ert&$i£J_-^_ttMWft_i,b»_fl ___bzi__1l»\i_ call them fa geries—which fill
By Perceval Landon,*
up the curio-shelves of Rangoon dealers. One of them was a little bronze
serpent, which sat on its rounded tail
and blinked at me with ruby eyes as
he told the story in the billiard-room
of the "Strand"1; and 1 remember that
the Calcutta boat was coming in from
the Hastings shoal at the time, and
from time to time wailed like a lost
spirit up the river. The heat was
intense. They have not in Rangoon
the' mosquito antidotes to which one
is used in India. One buzzing electric
fan supplied the entire room, but its
sphere of influence was entirely monopolized by a pair of German-Jewish
diamond merchants and their wives
"Some years ago," said Torrens,
"a man called Silbermeister came to
me with excellent references, and asked if there was any chance of his being employed on the new construction toward the Yunnan frontier. That
was before Curzon had put a stopper
on the whole project. I dare say
Curzon was right. The railway to the
Northeast, both on this side and on
the other side of the frontier, would
have been extremely expensive and
possibly impracticable. Tliere are deep
ravines, 'canyons,' Silbermeister call-
.ed them, across which our line had
tp be: thrown. To zigzag down to
the bottom by reversing stations and
then up agaiu seemed to be the ouly
possible means of crossing them, and
wit hsuch enormous initial expenditure it was doubtful whether the traffic would ever pay I per cent, upon
the capital. But we in Rangoon
wanted to establish a definite connection with China for political reasons,
and if the Indian Government had
been willing to guarantee half the cost-
the Burmah Railway would have gone
on with the business. Silbermeister,
who had had a good deal of pioneer
railway experience, would have been
just the man for the job. While the
matter was being decided in Calcutta
he remained here, and I saw a good
deal of him. One evening Silbermeister told me this story, and, so
far as I can judge the man at all, 1
should say that, he was telling. me
the truth."
Some years ago, when the big New
York Syndicate that, among thirty
thousand others employed Silbermeister, was pushing.forward the construction of the N. P. Railway in Nebraska,
he was for about three months in
charge of the railhead station at Enderton. This was merely a solidly
built wooden hut by the side of the
line. Trains run up to it and nominally carried passengers, but as a
matter of fact very few wanted to go
farther than Castleton, a raw pioneer
clump of houses, which had already
blossomed out into half a dozen
stores, seven "hotels," an electric generating shed, and thirty or forty
pretentiously named wooden houses.
Beyond Enderton the railway was at
this time actually in course of construction. The navvies were chiefly
Italian. It was a difficult piece of
work and, about eight miles on, matters had temporarily come to a standstill owing to a persistent subsidence
along the edge of a small half-dry
river. On one Thursday morning a
piece of the embankment had given
way, and an Italian workman had
been killed. This was a matter of no
great importance; all engineers know
that their lives must be sacrificed to
cany out any important work, and
on the whole the loss of life on this
section of the N. P. line had been
less than might have been expected.
There were the usual police guards
in the navvies' camp, which contained
between three to four hundred workmen.
On a Friday evening, between six
and seven o'clock, Silbermeister was
sitting in his station house at Enderton running over the week's wages'
account, when a light engine ran up
from Castleton. Silbermeister was
expecting the money with which to
pay the navvies' weekly wages on the
following day, and a sub-inspector got
off the footplate carrying a canvas
bag which contained the money that
was needed. It was the usual weekend routine. At the same time, a
couple of railwaymen took off the tender half a dozen large packing cases
containing materials that had been requisitioned  for  the    work,  aud put
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at very attractive prices, ranging from $2.75 to $15.00.
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them into the baggage-room, which I
composed one-half of the station
house. The inspector ran through
Silbermeister's accounts, initialed
them as correct, and then took a receipt for the money whicli he brought
with him. Silbermeister proceeded to
lock the money lip in the safe in his
own room, and then checked the
packing-cases which had just been
stored in the baggage-room. Among
these cases was a somewhat gruesome
object, a coffin sent up by the company from Castleton in order that the
victim of the late accident might be
decently buried on Sunday morning.;
Another receipt was signed for the |
cases, and then the inspector told the
engine-driver he was ready to return. 1
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Before doing so, however, he turned
to Silbermeister and said:
"Do you feel quite safe here with
all that money? Shall I leave you a
man to spend the night here with
Silbermeister shrugged his shoulders, and with a smile declined the
offer. He said that the police looked
after the navvies' camp, that he and
his Negro servant had spent many
nights together at the station, and
that he had no fear of burglars. He
had, he said, his revolver beside him,
and the money would not remain with
him more than that one night. The
two men shook hands, and the inspector departed as he had come.
Silbermeister then re-checked the
books, recounted the money, saw that,
the doors were properly locked, sent
away his Negro servant for the night
—the man had been getting the table
ready for his supper while he was
escorting the inspector back to the
engine—and, after locking the door
on to the platform, occupied himself
with some small duties now that his
day's work was done. There was no
further possibility of being rung up
from Castleton, so he took this opportunity of cleaning and readjusting
the telegraph instrument which stood
on a table by the wall, and had not
been working quite satisfactory that
morning. For this purpose he disconnected the instrument, and being
a fairly skilled electrician—though of
an old-fashioned school, Torrens said
—he did nearly all that was needed*'
in a few minutes. Leaving the instrument as it was, he lit a pipe and
started to get ready his supper. By
this time the night had begun to fall
in earnest, and he lighted the kerosene lamp on the table. More from
habit than from anything else, as he
knew that he was not likely to need
it, he also lighted the bull's-eye lan
tern which, on most evenings in the
week, he took witli him on his final
ailbenueister then opened the cupboard and took down a loaf of bread,
a tm of canned meat, and a pot of
marmalade. His preparations for supper were simple. .It was a cold nignt,
aiid he meant to have some hot grog
before turning in, so he lighted the
spirit lamp and liiled his kettle from
a pitcher of water. While the water
was boiling he opened the tin of meat,
cut himself a German slice of bread,
and sat down to his meal. By this
time the sun had entirely set, and
only the last reflections from the
dull western horizon still found their
way through the windows. For a
moment he looked out tnrougli the
widows across the platform and the
wide level waste beyond. There was
not a living thing in sight—not a tree,
hardly a bush. Then he shut up the
house for the night, and fastened the
shutters. He sat down at the table
for his meal, propped up a book un-;
derneath the lamp, and made himself
as comfortable as he could. The bully-
beef was not a very appetizing dish,
and it occurred to him that he had a
bottle of sauce put away in a box at
the side of the room. He got up,
opened the box, and, in order to find
the sauce, turned out upon the floor
with some noise most of the contents
of the trunk. While doing so, he did
not notice that the telegraph instrument on the farther table ticked out a
short and sharp message; at least, it
was only the last few strokes that attracted his attention. He turned from
the box, before which he was kneeling, to listen, but the message had already stopped. Leaving the sauce undiscovered, he rose to his feet and
"I'm sure the thing was talking,"
and went across to the table to ask
for a repetition from Castleton, only
to discover, as ne might have remembered, tliat he had himself disconnected the instrument while cleaning
it. Dismissing the mater as an illusion, he returned to the box where
the sauce was, and after a moment
or two found what he wanted. He
then resumed his seat at the table
without thinking again of the telegraph instrument. He began his reading, and was in the middle of an
engrossing sentence when the telegraph instrument spoke again. This
time there could be no mistake. Silbermeister, who knew that when he
had left the machine three minutes
before it was entirely disconnected
laid down his knife and fork and
listened like a man in a dream. There
was no doubt about it.
"E — N — T."
The signal for Enderton Station
had been called up sharply, imperiously, unmistakably. He waited a
moment, and then, in spite of the fact
that he had not acknowledged the
call, came the short message. He
muttered the words as they were
ticked out:
"Watch the box."
For one full minute Silbermeister
sat immovable. There was no question
of the fact, yet the man's common
sense refused to believe in what his
ears had heard. Thc room was dea.i
silent except for the hissing of the
spirit lamp which had just begun to
boil. Silbermeister felt that he was
the victim of some nightmare. He
would not believe his own senses, and
decided to test file thing once more.
He rose from the table, went across
to the instrument, and brought ;t
bodily away from its position. He
put it on the table in front of him
next the corned beef, and then, blowing out the spirit lamp in order that
the silence might be more intense, hc
resumed his seat and waited, hanging
over it with every sense on the alert,
i'he lan.p lighted up his angular jaw
and deep-set eyes staring at the little
contrivance of brass and wood. He
had not to wait long. The instrument, with its connecting wires and
plugs hanging over the side of his
dinner-table, and still swinging to and
fro beneath it, once again called out
his station:
"E -  N - T."
The sweat leapt to Silbermeister's
forehead, but lie made no sign, lt
went on. It was the same message,
short, clear, and beyond all doubt:
"Watch the box."
(To be continued)
Afier the Fight.
(Continued from Page One)
vulnerable loo, and so the people
have turned from principles to a
personality. Dreams of a slender
majority to be easily overturned,
have been rudely shattered. Sir
Wilfrid Laurier has been entrenched in power in many respects more strongly than ever, but
there is no reason to lament. The
inherent strength of Conservatism
remains. The party is greater
than any leader and tlie country
than party. There will bc four
years in whicli to develop a con-
si ruetive Conservative policy. The
fetich of 1878 will not serve. The
party has counted too long on tlie
niinie and influence of Sir John
Macdonald. Tlie impetus of his
great personality lias spent itself
as a potent electoral force. If the
party has conserved any of liis
wisdom and energy it must show
itself in a "renaissance." The
future government of Canada lies
vvith the party which can frame
a twentieth century policy. It
may be erected on the foundations
laid by the Fathers of Confederation, but it must be more than a
one-story building if it is to endure, and the architect must be
uot only a noble knight, "sans
peur et sans reproche," but a
statesman with Imperial ideas.
The destiny of Canada is still in
the womb of Time. The great
Pro-Consul who recently visited
our shores in his profound address
at Winnipeg elaborated the idea
that tlie keynote of our destiny was
' internal development." So far
that development has proceeded on
tiie lines originally laid down by
Conservative statesmen. The present hiatus is one of personality
rather than policy and the sceptre
will return when tlie law-giver appears.     	
I notice that President Magurn of
the Victoria Lacrosse Club is getting
ready for next season. A few weeks
ago 1 advocated such a course, and I
am glad to see that it is being followed, it is only by this method that
a good team can be built up get busy
right away or the season will be open
and Victoria will be in the same position as for several years past. Every
effort should be made to assist President Magurn in his endeavours and
if lacrosse enthusiasts would work together there is very little doubt but
that Victoria would put a winning
team in the field for the season of
1909, although something will have to
be done to heal the breach between
Vancouver and New Westminster before there is much lacrosse next year: THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1908.
The Week accepts no responsibility
for tbe views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be Inserted
whether signed by the real name of
the writer- or a nom de plume, but the
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given to the editor as an evidence ot
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divulged without consent.
lieve in her teachings and superstitions, but her influence outside of religion would probably wane.
Socialism and Roman Catholicism.
White Horse, Y.T.,
October ioth, 1908.
To J. A. Van Nevel, Esq., care Th?
Week, Victoria, B.C.
Dear Sir,—I am in receipt of a copy
of The Week containing a letter over
your name, dated August ioth, purporting to be a reply to my open
letter to "Bohemian," which appeared
some time previously in the same
You assert that I make a "flippant"
attack on Christianity in general and
against the Roman Catholic church in
particular. My remarks were directed
more against the form of Christian
teachings handed out by the churches
today and, if you will have it so, especially the brand served us by the
Roman Catholic church. I also stated
that so far, the Christian churches
have failed in permanently uplifting
the masses from poverty or near want.
You cite Belgium as an example of
the Roman Catholic Church's uplifting and claim the bettered conditions
of the workers in that country were
brought about by "the noble and elevating principles" enunciated in a
papal encyclical and the election to
government of a Catholic majority.
Previous to 1885 the factory owners
controlled Belgium. In 1872 a bill
was introduced to prohibit girls under 13 years of age working underground in the mines. Of course such
a bill received but little consideration.
Finally in 1878 a vote was taken, resulting in five votes in favour of the
bill with one hundred and fifty against
it. The failure of such measures as
this opened the eyes of the workers
and in 1885 a Labor party was formed,
and candidates placed in the field in
opposition to the old parties, which
resulted in some legislation being
passed favourable to the workers. The
Labor party continued to grow in
strength, and today, while not in control have -considerable voice in the
affairs of the country. I fail to see
wherein the ministry was guided and
inspired by a papal encyclical, rather
the awakening of labor to help itself
through the ballot box accomplished
the good results. You state that the
2,000 miles of railroads in Belgium
are government owned. If such ownership has helped to bring about such
happy results in that country, why
does your church so bitterly oppose
the same scheme of ownership in this
In addition to Belgium, there are a
few other countries in which the Roman Catholic church largely dominates the masses. For instance: Spain,
Portugal, Italy, Mexico, and several
of the South American republics. Will
you show in what way the church has
uplifted the masses of these countries. Why is there such a percentage of illiteracy and enormous amount
of poverty among these people if the
church has done so much to promote
their temporal and spiritual welfare?
Why are the people so backward and
such slaves to superstition in their religious beliefs?
With regard to the sad experience
of the French town of Roubaix and
their frenzied Socialistic experiment.
It would be interesting to know if
this town was quite free from poverty
and misery previous to the election of
the Socialists, as you state these conditions were rampant afterwards. I
have no information at hand regarding the experiment of the town named
from the other side of the question,
so am not in a position to discuss
their success or failure.
The concluding paragraph of your
letter states that the Roman Catholic
church has nothing to fear. If so,
why does she so oppose this movement? Is it that she dislikes to havc
people think for themselves. She has
nothing to fear from Socialism, as a
Christian church, for under Socialism
•people would be still at liberty to be-
A Grave Danger.
Victoria, Oct. 28th, 1908.
Sir,—I wish to call the attention of
the electors and "public generally to
the conduct of the Returning Officer
at the recent election. This person—
an individual of the name of Hick—
apparently quite forgot that, in the
position he occupied, he was merely
the hired servant of the public as a
whole, not the agent of one political
party alone. His manner in the polling booths was grossly offensive to
many of the Conservatives with whom
he came in contact, and also—which
was very funny to see—to several pronounced Liberals of whose political
proclivities he was not aware. In one
instance, which came under my personal notice, a well-known working-
man here, who was formerly a Conservative, but who has been a consistent Liberal supporter for the past
ten years, was approached by this
Jack-in-office the moment he entered
the Institute Hall and ordered out of
the place, the Returning Officer declaring that * he had no vote. The
man had a vote all right, but, needless to say, he changed in that short
conversation from a Templeman voter
to a Barnard voter.
But it was at the official count 011
Tuesday afternoon that this man
Hick showed himself in his true
colours. The result of the election had
evidently irritated him beyond all self-
control, and his manners exhibited a
charming combination of the fretful-
ness of a spoiled child, combined wilh
the calculated gratuitous insolence of
a very common person who feels that
he has powerful protectors. He was
rude to Mr. Barnard, and, when a
gentleman among those present asked
him, in a perfectly civil way, at the
close of the count, what the exact
figures were, the Returning Officer
snarled like an ill-conditioned dog,
and told him that the figures were in
the proper hands. He also refused
—contrary, I believe, to the Election
Act under which he was sworn in—
to make a formal official declaration
of the result.
Now, Mr. Editor, this man's conduct calls for the severest public rebuke. I am pleased to see that the
Colonist, in its Wednesday issue, referred to the exhibition the man Hick
made of himself in terms of contempt
and condemnation. But something
more is needed. The Returning Officer's behaviour is merely an illustration of the attitude which has now
been consistently adopted for some
years by many of the heelers of the
Liberal party towards the general
public. It is not a pleasant thing to
say, if the gravity of the situation
did not call for frankness, but the attitude of these men may be briefly
put in the following words:
"We control this country by so
large a majority that we are responsible to no one. We do not need to
observe the laws, for we own the
judiciary to a great extent, quite
enough to secure our immunity from
punishment. The power and the authorities are on our side, and they will
see to it that, if we commit an offence,
particularly against a political opponent, our punishment, if we get any
at all, will be merely nominal."
This is a very dangerous state of
affairs to exist in a free country. I
am not in the least exaggerating in
the picture which I have drawn; these
statements can be confirmed by some
of the most prominent citizens of tllis
town, who are only kept silent
through fear of injury to their business interests, and—to the shame of
the Liberal party be it said—through
fear of attack on tlieir private and
domestic lives and on the good names
of those nearest and dearest to them.
You will confer a great benefit on
the public by taking this matter up.
Should you desire it, I am in a position to give you further particulars.
It must be made clear to the Liberal
party at large, and to their ward
heelers in particular, that public support of his party at the polls does not
entitle a member of that party to consider himself superior to the laws of
which his party is only the paid ad-
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ministrator. Nor are the decisions of ;
the ballotrbox intended to create a j
party of tyrants. j
I have written at some length, be- j
cause of the importance of the mat-!
ter.   Let those most concerned take j
warning.   The free people of Canada >
are little likely to lie down quietly!
under a tyranny of their own making,
and, if the spirit which I have illustrated grows much larger among tne
Liberal party, its members will receive
an awakening with which the ballot
box has nothing to do at all. i
Emilo De Gogorza.
The Victoria Musical Society inaugurated their season on Tuesday
evening at the Victoria Theatre by
presenting Emilo De Gogorza, the
celebrated baritone. This great artist, j
for he is undoubtedly entitled to the
adjective, rendered a programme
which contained seventeen items,
singing in in no less than six
languages. Gogorza has been heard
here once before when he created a
profound impression. This makes it
all the more unaccountable that on
his return visit the theatre should not
have been more than three parts full.
The only possible explanation of this
is the distraction of the public mind
by the election. Gogorza has a really
magnificent baritone voice which has
been well trained and is thoroughly
under control. He has the artistic
temperament and a strong dramatic
instinct. He was equally at home in
rendering dainty songs like "A
Dream," an exquisite composition by
Howard Breckway, the Arioso from
"Roi De Lahore," and the grand air
"Thoas" from Gluck's "Iphigenie en
Tauride." The only instance in which
he failed to give absolute satisfaction
was in Tour's exquisite song "Mother
o' Mine," for which he seemed to
lack the requisite tenderness and sympathy. The song which gave the
most satisfaction was Parker's old
favourite, "The Lark Now Leaves Its
Watery Nest." In this Gogorza's finest
qualities, richness and fullness of tone,
were best exhibited; his "sostenuto"
being wonderful. In response to an
irresistible encore he rendered Balfe's
favourite "Drink to Me Only With
Thine Eyes," and the audience would
fain have had more.
It would be unfair not to speak in
the highest terms of the accompanist,
Mr. H. C. Whittenmore, who, as an
accompanist, is simply perfect, and as
a pianist is a delight. He has a
most delicate touch and his rendering
of Wider's beautiful little Berceuse
"Au Soir" was simply inimitable,
whilst   his   performance   of   Liszt's
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"Rhapsody No. 12," classified him
with the star pianists now before the
It is to be hoped that the enterprise
of the Victoria Musical Society will
meet with a better response from the
public at the remaining concerts, a
list of which is appended:—
^tme. Nordica, December 7th or 8th.
Miss Goodson and Arthur Hartmann, December 29th.
Mme. Gadski, January 27th.
Royal Welsh Male Choir, February
or March.
Season tickets at the rate of $7.50
for the course can be obtained from
the Victoria Musical Society's Agents,
Messrs. M. W. Waitt & Co. Early
application should be made for same.
if A Lady's Letter *
♦ »y  lABCTTE. *♦
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Dear Madge:
Once upon a time, woman shrieked
at a mouse; now, if she "shrieks,"
it is in order to effect a reform (if
possible). As a matter of fact it
would be grossly inaccurate nowadays to describe womenfolk as
"timid." Now that ladies compete in
motor races at sixty miles an hour,
go up, as a matter of course, in balloons and dirigibles, make raids on
the House of Commons, and even
invite men to lunch at their clubs,
they cannot, in any fairness be classed
among the shy and recluse mammalia.
Moreover, every astute observer of
the human comedy has long been
aware that women have far more
moral courage than men. What man,
for instance, dares to dismiss (or even
to rebuke) his cook, without infinite
trepidation? What man would have
the courage to wear the masculine
equivalent of a Directoire dress and
a. matinee hat of vast proportions?
What male would have the audacity
to snub the right'person with the
supreme impertinence shown by his
more courageous womenkind?
Man, too, is much more the slave
of social ritual than woman, hence his
heroic adherence to black-cloth coats
and top   hats    in   the   most torrid
weather,   and   his   performance   of
other uncomfortable rites which woman, with her larger latitude would
not consent to undergo.   Some other
j epithet, it is obvious, will have to be
found for the sex than "Timid."
The independent woman is a pro-
j minent feature of our twentieth century civilisation.    She is to be met
with everywhere—in   restaurants,   in
trains, in  the streets, at home and
abroad—and always, by her lack of
self-consciousness   and   her    air   of
aloofness, she communicates the fact
that she faces life single-handed. Numerous novels and articles have been
written round this type of feminity,
Jthe majdrity of them of a truly har-
I rowing character.   Reading them, one
1 might reasonably imagine that the life,
lof the average independent woman is
one long-drawn agony, and that she
J spends all her spare time (if she has
lany) in a back bed-room making loud
I lamentations over the wretchedness of
I her fate.
In some cases the picture is, alas I
la fairly true one.   The weak woman
Iwho finds it absolutely necessary to
■lean on something or someone;   thc
Isentimental woman, to whom romance
lof a melodramatic character is a necessity;  and the woman who suffers
prom perpetual   ill-health—all   those
(ind the solitary and independent life
Revolting a wretched in the extreme.
For them life is not worth living, and
the wonder is that more of them do
jiot, like the girl in "The Pathway of
lhe Pioneer," "send in their resignation."   But these poor girls, gripped
Lo firmly in the "fell clutch of circumstance" have the courage neither
lo live nor to die;  so year after year
lhey drag on  a miserable existence
petween office and "top-floor-back."
For this type of woman hardly ever
nanages   to   descend  from   the  top
hoor, and she is devoid of the philosophy which enabled Dr. Johnson to
Enumerate cheerfully the advantages
of living in a garret. In her vocation,
whatever it may be, she makes little
or no progress. Absolutely devoid of
interest in her work, she naturally
fails to find favour in the eyes of her
employer, and the only "rise" she
gets is what is vulgarly known as
"Paddy's rise," or, in other words,
dismissal. What her old age is no
one knows. Probably she dies comparatively young, and if so, she is
beloved of the gods.
. Occasionally one marries someone
she has met "in business," but often
his salary is not enough for both,
and she is still compelled to support
It is the strong, practical, unsentimental woman, the woman with "ho
nonsense" about her, who finds the
independent life full of interest and
attraction; in fact she would be loath
to leave it for any other. This type
of woman is every day becoming more
numerous. She has ambition and
"push" and is an accomplished hustler.
Unhampered by any expensive emotions, she has a solid appreciation of
the "creature comforts" of life. Her
outlook is eminently sane and practical. Men, she regards with amused
toleration, but she certainly has not
the slightest desire to marry one of
That girls are quite able to hold
their own at times, even with college
professors, is well illustrated in the
following incident for the correctness
of which I am able to vouch:
A young and bashful professor was
frequently embarrassed by jokes his
girl pupils would play on him. These
jokes were so frequent that he decided to punish the next perpetrators,
and the result of this decision was
that two girls were detained an hour
after school, and made to .work some
difficult problems, as punishment.
It was the custom to answer the
roll-call with quotations, so the following morning, when Miss A.'s name
was called she rose, and looking
straight at the professor's eye, repeated: "With all thy faults I love
thee still," while Miss B.'s quotation
■was:. "The*-hours I spend with thee,
dear heart, are as a string of pearls to
The New Grand.
The feature of a big bill arranged
for next week will be Mme. Kessley's
Marionettes, a European act that has
been a pronounced success all over
the circuit. The scene is that of a
theatre with orchestra, boxes and various performers on the stage. This
act will be a great treat for children,
and for older folk as well. Other
good turns will be the La-Sello Trio,
in an acrobatic and tumbling act; Thc
Pelots, comedy Jugglers; Sam Hood,
minstrel comedian; Miss'Mason with
a few songs; Thos. J. Price, singing
the illustrated song, "Sweet Polly
Primrose," and New Moving Pictures
entitled "The Boundary," and "Susceptible Youth."
Alabama, a "dry" state, has invented the whiskey sandwich, consisting
of two thick slices of bread with a
flat whiskey flask between them.
engagement as help or companion;
domesticated, linguist, willing to
travel. Apply L. W., care Week
Offlce, Victoria, B.C.
No. 364.
"Companies Act, 1897."
I HEREBY CERTIFY that "The Jordan River Lumber Company of New
York," has this day been registered as
an Extra-Provincial Company under the
"Companies Act, 1897," to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company is
situate in the City of New York,
Borough of Manhattan, County of New
York, State of New York.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is flve hundred thousand dollars, divided Into flve thousand shares
of one hundred dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company In
this Province is situate at Victoria and
J. D. Lutz, whose address ls Victoria,
B.C., is the attorney for the Company.
The Company is limlted.c
Given under my hand and Seal of
Offlce at Vietoria, Province of British
Columbia, this thirteenth day of October, one thousand nine hundred and
(L. 8.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
Oct. 17
If you should spend all your
spare cash in going to theatres,
you could not buy as much entertainment as with a small part
of that money invested in the
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It is almost as easy to Duy
the Edison as it is to hear it. A
small payment down will enable
you to take it home. You can
hear it play while you pay.
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Province of British Columbia.
No. 452.
THI SIS TO CERTIFY that the "National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford," ls authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of
British Columbia, and to carry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of the Company is situate at Hartford, Connecticut.
The amount of capital of the Company
is flve million dollars, divided into fifty
thousand shares of one hundred dollars
The head offlce of the Company in this
Province is situate at Victoria, and W.
A. Lawson, Insurance Agent, whose address ls Victoria, B.C., ls the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my Hand and Seal of
Offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this tenth day of September,
one thousand  nine hundred and  eight.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:—
To make insurance against the loss by
Are on all kinds of r_al, mixed and personal property of every name and description, and are also authorized to Insure on vessels of all descriptions, ana
on all kinds of goods and merchandise;
and satd Corporation shall be liable to
make good, and to pay to the several
persons who may or shall oe insured
by the said Corporation for all losses
they may sustain in the subject matter
insured, In accordance with the terms
of the contract of -Insurance and of the
form of the policies Issued by said Company, which said policies, and all other
contracts of said Company, may be
made with or without the common seai
of said Company, and shall be signed by
the President or Vice-President and
countersigned by the Secretary, and, being so signed and executed,  shall be
obligatory on said Company. To make
insurance against loss or damage by
wind or hail storms, lightning, tornadoes, cyclones, leakage of sprinklers ana
sprinkler systems installed or maintained for the purpose ol protecting
against Are, and explosions, whether nre
ensues or not; provided the same shall
be clearly expressed ln the policy, but
nothing herein shall be construed to empower said company to insure against
loss or damage to person or property
resulting from explosions of steam
In the mater of an application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
1, Block 14, (Map 637A), Town of
Port Essington.
NOTICE  is  hereby given  that It  is
my Intention at the expiration of one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate  of  Title  to  above  land  issued
to Edward Ebbs Charleson on the 28th
day   of   March,   1906,   and   numbered
Land   Registry  Offlce,  Victoria,  B.C.,
the 18th day of August, 1908.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that William H. Perkins, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Station Agent, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted three
and one-half miles east of the southeast corner of Indian Reservation No.
1, Fort George; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains to the
point of commencement and containing
640 acres, more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
Vancouver Island Trunk Road—Sections
1, 6, 7 and 8.
SEPARATE SEALED TENDERS superscribed "Tender for Section , Vancouver Island Trunk Road," will be received by the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works up to and Including Monday, the 21st day of September,
1908, for constructing and completing
Sections 1, 6, 7 and 8, each Section being two miles, more or less, in length,
of the Vancouver Island Trunk Road.
Plans, profiles, drawings, specifications and forms of contract and tender may be seen by Intending tenderers,
on and after Monday, the 31st day of
August, 1908, at the office of the undersigned, Lands and Yorks Department,
Victoria, B.C., and at the offlce of the
Government Agent, Duncan, B.C.
Intending tenderers can obtain one
set of the location plans and profile,
and of the specification of each or any
Section, for the sum of flve ($6) dollars
per set, on application to the Public
Works Engineer.
Each separate tender shall be for one
Section of the road only, and must be
accompanied by an accepted bank cheque
or certlflcate of deposit on a chartered
bank of Canada, made payable to the
order of the Hon. the Chief Commissioner, in the sum of two hundred and
fifty ($250) dollars, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline or
neglect to enter Into contract when
called upon to do so, or fall to complete the work contracted for.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out, on the forms supplied, separately for each Section of the road as
specified, signed with the actual signatures of the tenderers, accompanied Dy
the above-mentioned cheque and enclosed ln the envelope furnished.
The Chief Commissioner ls not bound
to accept the*lowest or any tender.
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., August, 1908.
Sept. 6
commencement, and containing 6401
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICB that Donald J. Hath*,
son, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Poet-
master. Intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted four (4)
mlles east of the southeast corner ot
Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort George,
thence north 80 chains; thenca west It
chains; thence south 80 chains; thenee
east 80 chains to the point of commencement and containing 840 acres, more or
Dated June 80, 1908.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Edward L.
Thompson, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation
Miner, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted flve (6)
miles southeast of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George; thence south 80 chains; thence
west 40 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30th, 1908.
Aug. 16        EDWARD L. THOMPSON.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICB that John A. Morrln,
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Merchant,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted four (4)
miles east of the southeast corner of
Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort George,
thence east 80 chains; thence south 40
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
thence north 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICB that Charles H. Pinker
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Miner, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted flve (6)
mlles southeast of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1,. Fort
George, thence south 80 chains; thence
east 40 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 aeres
more or less.
Dated June 30. 1908.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICB that John D. MacLean
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Physician,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted four
(4) miles east of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George, thence south 80 chalna; thence
west 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 10 chains to the point of
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"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 454.
This is to certify that "The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada" is authorised and licensed to carry
on business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out or effect
all or any of the objects of the Company to which the legislature authority
of the Legislature of British Columbia
The head offlce of the Company ls situate at the City of Toronto, ln the Province of Ontario.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is five hundred thousand dollars, divided into five thousand shares of
one hundred dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company ln
this Province is situate at Temple Building in the City of Victoria, and Robert
Ward & Company, Limited Liability, Insurance Agents, whose address is Viotoria aforesaid, is the attorney for the
Given under my Hand and Seal of
Offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this eighteenth day of September, one thousand nine hundred and
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companiea.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
To transact and carry on the business
of insurance and re-insurance against
loss or damage from explosion to stationary, marine and locomotive boilers,
the machinery connected therewith, or
the house or houses, store or stores, or
other building or buildings, or vessel,
steamer, boat or other craft in whlcn
the same are placed or to which they
may be attached, or to any goods, wares,
merchandise, cargo or other property or
any description stored or conveyed
therein; and for the said purposes, or
any or either of them at any and all
times and places, to make and execute
written or printed, or partly printed and
partly written policies, contracts, agreements or undertakings according to tha
exigency of the particular case and
cases, and generally to do and perform
all the necessary matters and things
connected with and proper to promote
those objects. And they shall have tbe
additional powers of making, entering
into and executing policies, contracts,
agreements and undertakings, guaranteeing engineers and firemen in actual at-
tedance upon any boiler insured by the
said company against loss of life or
injury to person, resulting from the explosion thereof.
Sept. 21
In  the matter of an application  for a
Duplicate   Certificate   of   Title   to
East half of Sec. 8, R. 6, N. half of
Sec.   7,   R.   6,   W.   half   of   Sec.   6,
R.   7,   W.   half   of   Sec.   7,   R.   7,
Quamichan District.
NOTICE  is  hereby  given  that  lt  Is
my intention at  the expiration ot one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to said lands Issued to
James Mearns on the 9th day of December,  1871, and  numbered 392A.
Land  Registry  Offlce,  Victoria,  B.C.,
the 29th day of September, 1908.
Oct. 8 Registrar-General.
In the matter or an application for a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to west
half of Subdivision No. 20 of Suburban Five-Acre Lot No. IX, Victoria City.
NOTICB is hereby given that it Is
my Intention at the expiration of one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to said land Issued to
Richard Baker on the 13th day of May,
1884, and numbered 6662A.
Land Registry Offlce, Victoria, B.C.,
the lst day of October, 1908.
Oct. 3 Registrar-General. THE WEEK, SATURDAY OCTOBER 31, 1908,
It is an old story to turn once more
to the water question, but under the
circumstances it is justifiable. We are
in" the last week of October, a time
whicli is usually long past the summer season and well advanced into the
wet weather. * During the past week
we have had a fairly good rainfall, yet
in spite of this extreme measures have
been taken, both with power and light,
and at the present moment we are
burning the farthing dips of our
youth after eleven o'clock, and during
the daytime are waiting for the cars
from five to ten minutes as conditions
The first night the new regulations
came into force I was certainly caught
napping. Getting home from the
theatre at a few minutes past eleven,
I was startled to find the house in
complete darkness, and as I am not
possessed of a lamp or a candle, I had*
to search for my night cap, and perform the various offices of the toilet
by the aid of a box of matches. It is
astonishing how many matches one
can use up under such circumstances.
The evidences of my extravagance
were abundantly strewn all over the
house to the great indignation of th'e1
maid who had to sweep them up the
next morning.
Seriously, this is no joking matter.
Apart from the inconvenience and
annoyance there can be no question
that the risk of fire is greatly increased. While I do not doubt that
the various corporations concerned
are doing their best to minimize the
evil, I cannot but think they must
share the reproach which undoubtedly attaches to the present scandalous
condition of affairs. Two things would
have prevented what has accurred—
either: the .building of an additional
dam at Goldstream to increase the
Storage of water; or the providing of
a larger permanent steam plant to
generate power.
.' It has always seemed to me reasonable that a substantial steam plant
should be established in every city,
as an auxiliary to the water power
plant, and I have no doubt that in
the near future it will be regarded as
a "sine qua non."
I am tired of harping on the general question of a permanent water
supply, and am now speculating as to
what greater depths of humiliation
Victoria must sink before it will be
possible to arouse public sentiment,
and to goad the City Fathers to definite action.
Human nature is a strange thing,
and the vagaries of men are beyond
finding out, and beyond explaining.
For instance, it is well known that
at the present time a wave of moral
reform is sweeping over the civilized
world, saloons are being closed by the
thousand, facilities for drinking anything stronger than aerated waters
nre undergoing a universal restriction, and perhaps even more noticeable still, a dead set has been made
at gambling. There are few wide
open towns left, even in Canada, and
in the United States betting has been
expunged from thc race track record.
Over against this prevailing sentiment must be set a circumstance
which furnishes the philosopher with
food for reflection, and which gave
rise to the opening sentence of this
paragraph; it is that the gambling instinct is so strong and so prevalent
in our race, that no laws of repression can extinguish, or materially affect it. Everyone knows that times
are dull, and money scarce, yet more
money has changed hands in connection with the recent elections than for
many years past. Men everywhere
seem to have made it the occasion
for a set attempt to repair their fortunes and replenish their exchequers.
In Victoria I do not think it would
be an exaggeration to say that more
than $50,000 dollars changed hands.
I know one man who cleared $8,000.
I know hundreds who won amounts
ranging from $50 to $100. In Vancouver and New Westminster proportionate amounts were betted, and at
the present time large books have
been made on the deferred elections
in Yale and Kootenay.
The humours of betting are best illustrated at election time; enthusiasm
often leads a man to wager more than
he can afford, to give bigger odds
than he ought, and sometimes in the
spirit of bravado to go against his
better judgment. No doubt in the
majority of instances a man backs his
honest opinion, and as a consequence
works hard for the success of his
candidate. I am satisfied that much
of the feverish activity of the late
hours of Monday's polling was due to
the zeal of men who had "something
On the ethics of gambling I have
nothing to say. The world has made
up its mind long ago that like many
other things which are nice, it is
naughty, but they all do it, and I am
not afraid to say that of all forms of
gambling an election bet is the least-
reprehensible because it involves a
certain measure of honest conviction,
and generally a still larger measure of
honest endeavour. Speaking of elec-
tioiiSj. I heard a good story in the
Strand Hotel:
"On Monday night Mike Dogher-
ty announced that he should call upon a sick friend. Accordingly, he
gave his money to his wife and departed. Nine o'clock came—12, 3;
still he did not return. At 5- in the
morning the bell .sounded,
you're a soight!" gasped Mrs. Dogh-
you're a soight!" gasped Mrs. Dough,
erty, as she viewed the battered figure
of her belated spouse, who, with head
tightly bandaged, one arm in a sliiig,
and his right eye done in court plaster, limped painfully into the room.
"Phwat happened to yez?"
"Me an' Chris Schultz had a little
argymint down at Flannigan's."
. "Argymint, is it? An' th' loikes av
yez be afther gittin' licked be wan av
thim weasel-faced, sphindle-shanked
"Whisht, Maggie!" returned Mike,
softly. "Niver sphake' disrespectful
ov th' dead!"   . .....
Mr. G. JI. Barnard,
Member for K.C, has been elect-
Victoria, ed member for Victoria. His majority
was small but all too large for his
opponent. It was a great victory
measured by auy standard. He defeated the only Cabinet Minister
who went down to defeat in the
Dominion. Mr. Templeman w'its
returned at the bye-election by
Conservative voters who yielded to
the glamour of a Portfolio. Qn
Monday many of these gentlemen
still continued to support Mr.
Templeman for tlie same reason.
The Minister in all the panoply of
Government armour went down before a young man, a native son.
The explanation is two-fold. iMr.
Barnard gained in personal popularity every day and from being
a doubtful winner at the start
gained so many friends by his
courtesy and ability during the
progress of the campaign that for
tlie last week all doubt of his election vanished. He will make good
at Ottawa and moro than justify
the confidence of his party. Mr.
Templeman lost because of his own
negligence and tlie indifference of
liis leader to British Columbia interests. Sir Wilfrid tinkered
Better Terms and botched Asiatic
Exclusion. Mr. Templeman practically ignored both and is now
paying the penalty. It is about
time that the Liberal Administration learnt to distinguish between
"live" and "dead" issues.
Senator Depew says gaily: "This is
the golden age of politics," The oily
age, seems fitter.
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Roller Rink
Refined   Roller  Skating.
Under New Management.
Admission: Mornings, free; afternoon and evening, ioc.
Skates, 25c.
Sessions daily, 10 to 12 a.m.
2 to 4.30 p.m.; 7.45 to 10 p.m.
Extra sessions Wednesday and
Saturday, 4.30 to 6.30 p.m.
None but Richardson Ball-Bearing Skates used.
We cater to respectable patronage only.
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Tile Setter
508 William St
Victoria West
Simpson's Blue Funnel Scotch,
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Penfolds Australian Doctor's
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Penfold's Australian Invalid
Port,  per  bottle    $1.25
Aromatic Schnapps, per bottle ...... $1.25
Old Pensioner Dry Gin, per
bottle $1.00
Gilbey's    Spey   Royal   Scotch,
qts., ,per bottle $1.25
Pints, per bottle  75c
Gilbey's Strathmill, qts 90c
Gilbey's Champagne Cognac,
quarts   $'*75
Gilbey's Champagne Cognac,
pints   ... .$1.00
Gilbey's Dry Gin, pints 50c
Quarts   . .$1.00
Gilbey's Plymouth Gin, pts..50c
Gilbey's Plymouth Gin, qts.$1.00
Gilbey's    Castle    Grand    Irish
Whiskey,  at    $1.25
Gilbey's   Castle    Grand   White
Rum $i.2j
Gilbey's White Port ......$1.50
Gilbey's Invalid Port, pints..75c
Gilbey's Invalid Port, qts..$1.25
Gilbey's    Sparkling    Red   Burgundy, pints  $1.25
Gilbey's     Beaune     Burgundy,
quarts $1.00
Gilbey's  Chanibertin Burgundy,
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Gilbey's     Hochheimer     Rhine
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Where you get good things to eat and drink.
What is the most awkward
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12:50; as it is ten to one
you don't catch her.
Because it is the only restaurant in the city which
employs all white cooks and everything is the best
quality, dishes served up daintily, at reasonable price.
W. S. 0. Smith, Proprietor.
645 YATES ST., Victoria, B.C.
Now-a-days at forty really
looks no older than she did
at twenty-five.
Is to thank for it because it
has lightened her work, made
cooking a pleasure. Don't be
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Write me for 1908
Cockburn's Art Gallery
(Successors to WILL MARSDEN) PHONE 1933
665 Granville Street,      Vancouver, B. C.


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