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The Week
A British Columbia Review,
Pablishei at Vietoria,  B. e.
l_32.Govermiient St. Telephone 83
Vol. VI.
lb ■..
Ons Dolujl Psr Annum
Events are moving rapidly
towards a crisis; the crisis
is   being   precipitated   by
accentuated   conditions   in
the social and industrial world and before
we are fully aware the various members of
the British Empire will have to face a decision frought with momentous issues for
its future.    The decision will determine
the subject of preferential tariff, trade
within the Empire and all matters affect-.
. ing the internal relations of its component
parts.    When this decision is taken the
: dream of the Imperial Federationist will
have been realized.   Whether that realization will be upon the lines generally anticipated is open to doubt.   The contributing
factors to an imminent crisis in this matter
are the terrible distress and lack of occupation in England, the alarming falling off
in her export trade, and the increasing
evidences that outlying portions of the Empire are preparing to develop their own
natural resources and to extend their industries so as to become as far as possible
independent of other sources of supply. It
is obvious that a development of the latter
policy must necessarily accentuate the deplorable conditions in the Mother Country,
and the problem-which thus presents itself
for solution is one which will tax not only
|| the ability but the loyalty of the greatest
men in the Empire.
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The problem is to reconcile the Ambitions of the Colonies with the maintenance
of the industrial classes of the Old Coun-
y. It goes without saying that the matter is incapable of solution if it be not
approached in the broadest and most statesmanlike spirit. From all inter-Imperial
relations the spirit of selfishness must be
excluded; unless it be conceded as a ■■ sine
qua non" that any settlement, must be
dominated by a spirit of compromise no
settlement can be effected. Most of the
Colonies, and Canada in particular, depend for their eyport market on English
consumers.   Their exports are almost ex-
. clusively what are known as raw produce,
and largely food products. For such no
adequate market could be found outside
the British Isles, and under existing conditions it is the British consumer and in
the main the British capitalist, who ensures the Colonies a market for foodstuffs.
Hitherto it has been regarded as a natural
result that the Colonies should take payment for their raw material in manufactured ,goods, and it is this interchange of
commodities which has built up British
industries ancl made England the Work-
; shop of the Empire. Of late years conditions have changed, under England's Free
Trade policy not only the Mother Country
but in the main the British Colonies were
1 open to the markets of the world, and
.Belgium, Germany, France, and the
United States have all made serious in-,
roads upon the markets which from time
immemorial had been sacred to the British
This first raised the question of whether
or not the time had come to modify the
Free Trade Policy for. the purpose of excluding the manufactured products of
other nations from our own shores. " The
ffi,atter has been agitated for twenty-five
l|prs, but did not make serious headway
'"until Mr. Chamberlain enunciated a definite policy and wedded it to Imeprial
Federation. This was nearly ten years
ago, and the interval.has been passed in a
caimpaign of education. When Mr. Cham-
fett'lain laid his crds on the tble he recog-
Ijpzed the inherent conservatism of the
British people,  and anticipated that it
might be five years before his policy won
out but predicted with assurance that in
the end it would win. Even that brilliant
statesman under-estimated the Conservatism of his fellow countrymen and although the movement has gained strength
during the last year that circumstances is
due more to the influence of distressful
conditions than to conviction. And yet, all
thinking men realize that something must
be done and done quickly.
The second factor in the case, and one
which greatly complicates matters, is best
illustrated by the conditions now prevailing in Canada. England's industrial supremacy was built upon her abundant supplies of coal and iron. Canada has embarked upon a career to the permanence
of which the same elements are the principal contributors. With the impending
exhaustion of iron ore i nthe British Isles,
and with a definite limit assigned to her
yield of coal the very continuance of her
staple industries becomes problematic.
These conditions, although more remote,
are looming on the industrial horizon of
the United States. All this adds to the
importance and significance of the vast resources of the Dominion. Within ten
years coal mining and iron and steel manufacturing have expanded beyond all expectations, and we are within measurable
distance of the time when Canada will
not only supply all her own requirements
of these staples but, in the natural order
of things will invade foreign markets.
This has already been done in the securing
of orders for steel rails in Australia,
South Africa, and India, in competition
with English makers. It is but the thin
end of the wedge, for under the Canadian
Bounty system which at present prevails
the only limitation to the export of Canadian steel rails is the capacity to produce,
and that can be extended indefinitely.
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The conclusion is obvious either that by
mutual concession in the adjustment of
tariff and bounty the manufacturers of the
Mother Country must be sustained in their
export market within the Empire, or the
raw produce, and especially the foodstuffs,
of the Colonies must be taxed, in which
case they could no longer enjoy a monopoly of the British market. Under any
such protectionist policy the Argentine,
Australia, and India would be serious competitors with Canada for grain and wheat;
whilst in Dairy produce the European
countries would probably increase tlieir
present trade which is by no means inconsiderable. Much has been said about the
disadvantage under which England has
rested in maintaining her Free Trade principles against the Protective policy of other
Great Powers, but if she has also to compete with her own Colonies on unequal
terms, admitting their raw products free,
paying a tax on her own exported manufacturers only to meet tlie manufactured
products of the Colonies in her own market, with heavy bonuses and bounties to
enable them to oust her, then all mutuality
disappears and she is places at a greater
disadvantage by the Colonies than by outside Nations. These matters deserve careful consideration; they are attracting universal attention; they are of grave moment. E^en Mr. Crawshay Williams in
his able and exhaustive review of the situation showed how easy it is.for experts to
be mistaken.when he declared that he did
not anticipate^ompetition with Canadian .
iron and steel.';
.No doubt English trade will survive any
artificial conditions which may be created
by legislative  inactment.    She has the
things which weigh; experience, capital,
tenacity, and statesmanship. ; She is still
the financier of .the Empire, and if any
section of that Empire adopts a selfish
policy it can hardly do more than impose
a temporary check upon Imperial Federation. Mr. William MacKenzie may be
a shrewd man, and judged from the material standpoint he is one of Canada's
great successes, but there was more selfishness than sagacity in his statement to a
London interviewer that "Canada was
loyal to the Empire rather than to England." He did not voice the opinion of
loyal Canadians, nor did he show a due
appreciation of the Old Land as the banker
of Canadian projects from which he has
drawn practically the whole of his financial supplies. There are not a few who
believe that the best interests of the Empire lie in the direction of maintaining the,
strength and vigor of its centre. The
policy of MacKenzie, Mr. Marcil, and
others of that ilk would, if carried out,
lead to an aggregation of autonomous states
without cohesion or a head. Such a conception reflects neither the genius, the ambition, nor the destiny of the British
The grant to the Tourist
•The Tourist Association seems to be in
Association.      peril.    The City Fathers,
after deciding, that the Association had done good work and should
be financed to the end of the year, lacked
the courage of their convictions to make
the necessary grant for theensuing year,
and fell back upon the convenient alternative of submitting a referendum to the
ratepayers. This is not a matter which
should have been dealt with in this way;
there is no great principle involved, and
the expenditure is slight. The Association has been endorsed again and again,
and there are no two opinions as to its
utility. However, the matter goes to the
public and therefore it only remains to
point out that it would be regrettable on
all grounds if the vote fails to carry. In
order to ensure its success The AVeek suggests that the Acting Secretary of the
Tourist Association should issue a very
brief, succint, statement showing what has
been done this year, and exactly what the
programme will be for next year if the
sum of $7,500 is voted. People who contribute naturally and properly want to
know exactly what is going to be done
Avith their money, and who is going' to
have the handling of it. If the committee
will make this point clear The Week believes that the necessary funds will be
It is too bad of the local
Suffragitis.       papers  to  reproduce  with
such obvious glee the article
which has appeared in the London Times
from the pen of Dr. Shipley, the eminent
Cambridge Zoo-ologist. It was ungallant
of Di'- Shipley to write such a paper, and
cruel to eouch it in scientific terms and
send it to the Times. If he had contributed it as a jeu d'esprit to the columns of
Punch there would have been nothing the
matter, and even the suffragettes might
have joined in a general Taugh, but Dr.
Shipley takes the matter more seriously,
and calmly declares that the suffragettes
are not, as they imagine, the victims of a
moral and spiritual impulse, but of a physical disease common in the middle ages,
and actually diagnosed and classified as
"Tarantism." He says that what they
really have is "the jumps," and he recalls
the treatment adopted for the cure of the
early sufferers, viz., solitary confinement,
a hard seat, and a cold douche. It is said
that the ladies are more scared of the ridicule which Dr. Shipley has brought upon
them than of the traditional mouse; they
are also said to be afraid that the name
of the disease will lead to their being
dubbed "Tarantulas." Possibly so, but
for the present Tbe Week will be content
to stay by the old tern "Suffragitis."
The Canny.
Mr.. Carnegie is a remarkable man as all, the world
knows. Starting without
even the traditional shilling ,
in his pocket he became one of the richest
men in the world, and counts his wealth
today by hundreds of millions. Most pf
his money was made out of. Steel by the
aid of a scientific tariff. This tariff has
had no more strenuous or determined supporter than Mr. Carnegie. Today it has
no more determined opponent. The knight
of Skibo declares that protection is no
longer necessary for the steel trade of the
United States. How sad that so clever a
man should not have made the discovery
earlier. If the Dingley tariff, which received Mr. Carnegie's "practical" support, ^
had never been passed the multi-million- ™
aire's fellow countrymen would have paid \V
something like two billion dollars less for
their steel during the last twenty years.
Mr. Carnegie is just a little too late to
gain any "kudos" for his announcement;
he simply confirms the opinion which the
world has formed long ago, that he is a
blatant humbug.
The Big
There is a sense in which
the quarrel between President Eoosevelt and Joseph
Pulitzer is nobody's business but their own, or may be that of the
American people. There is another sense
in which everyone has an interest in the
quarrel since it incidentally raises the
question of the freedom of the Press, and
it is surely anomalous that the chosen darling of the land of Liberty should be
wielding the big stick in order to club
into submission a very common type of. i
pressman. In a country of sensational sur- c
prises and yellow journalism it would not
be a bit surprising to learn that there is
absolutely no foundation for the charges
preferred by the New York World. The,-^"
denouncement would be perfectly logical,^
and in strict accordance with what might
reasonably be expected if it proves that
tlie story was manufactured out of whole
cloth simply to "draw" the President, and
and to advertise the World. As an ex-
journalist himself President Eoosevelt
might well have anticipated this, but he
seems to have fallen headlong into the
trap and in so doing lent hifself to the
exploitation of the very worst form of decadent journalism. To be charged, and
that truthfully, by the New York World
hands, but in a country where boodle and
graft are the ruling powers he should never
have been surprised that even a President
of all papers with indulging in Billingsgate is about the greatest humiliation ,
which any man of reputation could suffer.
No one doubts that in the matter of the
Panama Canal, and indeed in all public
affairs, President Eoosevelt has clean
should be regarded as a fair mark in the
game of attempting to discredit men of
note. The pity is that a man of such note
should carry a chip on his shoulder. Presi- :
dent Eoosevelt has deservedly enjoyed the
respect of the civilized World. He has ,
established a universal reputation for courage, determination, aud honesty of purpose. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1909.
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:'. Dear Madge:    '
It has recently been contended by
a well-known writer upon social
■ topics, who endeavours to prove that
modern society is vanity of vanities,
.that the lavish ,entertainments given
today are hot so much the result of
..hospitality as the outcome of that
particular "jalousie de metier" that
urges hostesses to outshine one another in profuse display of every sort
and description. Without rivalry, the
writer contends,. there would be no
hospitality. Such a sentiment savours
less of truth than of the cynical pose
that society delights to indulge in
nowadays. Exactly where this idea
has sprung from it is hard to say,
but the pose is universally adopted.
Upon all sides one is conscious of an
under-current of increasing satire and
growing cynicism towards men and
things. Nothing is smarter or more
up-to-date than to profess to believer
in the creed of gloom, preached by
the pessimist, who finds life a hallow
bubble, with chill disappointment
waiting everywhere and rank selfishness underlying every kindly thought
and action.
Of course this is all a pose which
nobody really believes in, but which
one and all try to adopt. One hears
the same doctrine preached upon all
sides, fhe funny part is that since
cynicism has become the fashion; the
younger one is and the less one has to
complain about apparently the more
i-» cynical one becomes. If one has no
real trouble one goes out of one's
way to manufacture some, and to set
one's face resolutely against anything
approaching real enjoyment. Pessimism is the fashion of the moment and
the fashion everyone adopts.
To be bored and blase nowadays
is the hall-mark of social superiority.
fhe more delicately nurtured you are
the more your sensibilities shrink
from being amused, pleased, or even
concerned in the ordinary pleasures
qf society. Under these conditions
good breeding is supposed to be
marked by a chill disapproval of all
things, and a determined effort to
cultivate an acid sense of humour
which proves beyond doubt that
where enjoyment is concerned we can
all be as decadent and as blase as
modem society demands. Small wonder that we have grown to take our
pleasures captiously, when we arc
being constantly imbued with the idea
that life would be tolerable save for
its amusements, which constitute but
a painted piece of trouble, which are
regarded as a monstrous bore, from
which there is no escape, but which
must be endured in the cause of social
Small woiider that wc no longer
throb and palpitate with good fellowship and Samaritan sympathy towards our neighbours, when upon all
sides we are assured that modern society is interested in nothing so much
as an inflated introspection of its own
ego, and a selfish desire to satisfy
every whim and fancy and to outrival one and all in ostentatious luxury and lavash display.
Without doubt the question of natural ego does interest society to a
very large extent, but not more so
than it interests every other class,
and not nearly so much as the cynics
would have us believe is the case.
In Vanity Fair folks are not more
perfect than they are elsewhere; and
difficult as it may be to believe, they
are no worse? Whatever the cynics
may say, people behave today very
much thc same as they have always
done. Modern charity reports show
if anything, that the rich of today
recognize their responsibilities even
more practically than they did in the
days when boisterous benevolence
was the fashion, and when large-
hearted old gentlemen were, metaphorically speaking, to be met with
at the street corners distributing silver, to indiscriminate charity.
Modern methods may not be nearly
so picturesque.   Christmas gifts given
through the charity organizations can,
of course, never present as attractive
a pictiTre as the playing of amateur
Santa Claus; but authorities who have
studied the subject assure us. that
the modern method is far the more
efficacious—a fact to be remembered
in these days, when fashion fosters
cynicism to a point when one and all
alike seek to disguise their real feelings, and to adopt a bored and heedless disdain of their own and other
people's pleasures, and anything and
everything that tends to promote
sympathetic fellowship and impulsive
Make a practice, says a well known
doctor, to the world of women at
large, of taking breakfast in bed every
how and then.
What a concession to feminine self-
indulgence this isl How delightfully
pleasant it is to be encouraged in what
one has always deemed a weakness!
This advice is, moreover, followed
by another maxim just as grateful
to the woman who wearies of the
daily routine of getting up and going
to bed, interspersed by society
claims household duties.
Every now and then, says this physician,- a whole day in bed will do
you good. If only busy housewives
and anxious mothers would take this
advice to heart, they would find a
great many more benefits hinged upon it than their own personal enjoyment.
It is a good plan to break the continuity of household events. The
onus of directing the household is
distributed upon various shoulders
while the mistress of it is taking her
rest. The servants find that they can
run the establishment quite easily
without the constant supervision of
their natural head, and as for the
mistress she discovers that the home
over which she reigns does not end
in chaos simply because she is imprisoned temporarily within four
A sound lesson in self-effacement
is not without its merit, to women
who are cumbered with much serving. After bodily and mental repose
have been indulged in for a continuous number of hours tempers that
have been oil edge are softened, and
mistress and servants meet once more
upon far better terms than they were
before. The mistress has had time
to throw her thoughts back on to
happy scenes and beloved memories,
and returns to her place in the household with a more roseate outlook of
life and its possibilities than her frayed nerves permitted her to indulge
in before. What admirable philosophers many physicians arel They may
hesitate to prescribe new hats and
frocks, but they are capable often
of advising their feminine patients to
indulge their very natural desire to
possess themselves of the elegancies
of life.
They are even "now recommending
their most faddy patients to abandon
the diet craze, in which so many indulge, and to eat just what they like,
with no fear of indigestion, bad complexions, and other ills as a following.
In this way, of course, they seek
to dissipate the self-concentration in
which so many women indulge.
Thoughts invariably centred upon
oneself, one's food, one's environment; and one's needs tend towards
monomania in one form or another,
and in many cases result in serious
detriment to health. The modern
woman is learning wisdom with the
years and is showing more individuality in the arrangement of her tresses.
Fashion, for instance, no longer attempts to say that all hair must be
worn piled on the top of the head
or coiled on the nape of the neck.
Each woman adapts her hair-dressing
to the style of her features.
While fashionable heads sometimes
show a mass of fluffy little curls on
the crown, neat coils low down on
the neck are equally correct. But
whether a high or a low style of dressing is adopted, the hair is always
parted in the middle and softly waved.
This becoming middle parting has
entirely taken the place of the nice
popular pompadour, and it is surprising how many people it suits. For
the  evening a classic head-dress is
all the rage, bands of velvet ribbon
being drawn through the parted
waves. This style gives a look of
undue severity occasionally, but it
harmonises with the Directoire gown,
and: in the majority of cases it is
well suited*      '.' *.'
Nothing, says a Chicago* philosopher, jolts a man's pride-like being
caught coming out of a cheap restaurant.
"The hired girl says she is going
to leave us to go on the stage."
"Humph," sneered the head Of the
house. "She's probably got a job in
one of those dish breaking vaudeville
acts.   That seems to be her line."
The Dramatic Sensation of the
Bernard Shaw writes :-•-
The Masterpiece of Modern Comedy.
Supported by Aphie James and Great
Cast, presenting Henrik Ibsen's
Greatest Play
Richard Mansfield's Original
Mammoth Produceitn.
Edward Grieg's Music by an
Augmented Orchestra.
The New Grand
sullivan • ceneiemi,   Pr-*prl«tar*.
M«na|.m.nt .1 MIT. jAMIISOII.
World's   Champion   Lady   Sharpshooter and the famous Equilibrist.
In a Melange of Songs, Mirth and
In Their Vocal Comedietta
"A Matrimonial Bargain."
Equilibrists and  Hand   to   Hand
THOS. J. PRICE, Song Illustrator
"Are You Sincere."
"Willie Falls From Grace."
"Stolen Plans."
M. Nagel, Director.
"Glowworm" by Lincke.
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every blemish on beauty, and defies detection. It has stood the test of 10
years; no other has, and is ie harmless—we taste it to be sure It ls properly made. Accept no counterfeit of
similar name. The distinguished Dr. L.
A. Sayre said to a lady of the haut-ton
(a patient). "As you ladles will use
them, I recommend 'Gourand'i Cream' at
the least harmful of all the Skin preparations."
For sale by all druggists and Fancy
Goods Dealers.
For Infants and adults.   Exquisitely perfumed.   Relieves Skin Irritations, cures
Sunburn and renders ah excellent complexion. .,
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Removes superfluous Hair.
Price 91.00, by mall.
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Wholesale Distributors.
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To the    -'    ?*f      "\-
Electprs, of the* City of Victoria:
Ladies arid Gentlenieti:
■ I beg tp offer/myself as a Candidate for the ofificfelpf Mayor (second
term) fori the year 1909.
If Elected my aim will be as in the
past, to further the best interests of
the City, material as well as moral.
.Requesting your vote and influence.
.  I remain,   Yours respectfully,
For Alderman
To the Electors of Ward No. 4.
I beg again to offer myself as a
Candidate for above Ward and solicit your votes and influence.
To the Ratepayers of No. V Ward:
In response to the request of a
large number of Rate-payers in Ward
V, I have consented to become a candidate for the office of Alderman at
the ensuing Municipal Election.
I venture to think that my lifelong residence in the city and my
association with one of the oldest
businesses will be a sufficient recommendation to the good-will of the
electors whose votes I respectfully
For Alderman
I beg to inform you that I am an
Aldermanic Candidate for Ward 6. I
have large property interests in the
ward. I believe in making Victoria a
progressive and an up-to-date city, and
I am convinced that there is room for
Improvement in the management of our
civic affairs.   My policy will be:
First—Good roads.
Second—An ample .water supply, even
If it does cost $2,000,000, for in my
opinion Victoria cannot be made beautiful without an unlimited supply of
Third—A two years term for Aldermen, one half to retire each year by rotation.
Fourth—The abolition of the ward
Fifth—Good roads.
I am not allied with any clique, party
or faction, but will if elected do my
best for the general good of the city.
Tours truly,
Dec.  12 JOHN A. TURNER.
Let Us
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Govt. St., Near Yates.
A Qrand Ball
Will be given ln the
THDBBDAT    EVENING,    JAN. 7, 1908.
by the Woman's Auxiliary Society of
the Provincial Royal Jubilee Hospital,
in aid of the funds of the society. The
patronage of the public is very earnestly solicited for this event.
His Honor the Lieutenant Governor,
Mrs. Dunsmuir, His Worship the Mayor
and Mrs. Lewis Hall, the Premier and
Mrs. McBride, Col. Holmes, D.C.O. and
officers R. C. G. A, Capt. Parry, R. N.
and Mrs. Parry and officers of H. M,
Navy, Lieut. Col. Hall and Mrs. Hall
and officers of the Fifth Regiment.
Tickets {3.00.   Dancing at 9 p.m.
Mr. Younghusband—Don't you understand how to do it, darling.
Mrs. Younghusband—Yes, I understand all right, but it says: "First
clean your chicken," and I don't know
whether to use toilet or scouring soap.
• Timber and Land.
The   kind   that   show   what's
,    taken  up  and   what's  vacant.
Electric Blue Print & Map Co.
1218 Langley Street
Victoria. B. C.
Leave Yeur Baggage Cheeks at the
Pacific Transfer Co'y
No. 4 FORT ST.
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NOW is the Time
to order the Christmas Numbers.
Black and White now ready.
Illustrated London News
Ladies' Pictorial
Pear's Annual
Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic (Holly Leaves)
Westward Ho!
Toronto Globe, etc. etc.
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Y. M. C. A.
■ A home for young men away from
home. Comfortable Reading Room,
Library, Game Room, Billiards, Hot
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and efficient instruction.
Mamtoba  Free  Press on file for
Middle West visitors.
Fine Groceries
623 Yates St.    -    VICTORIA, B.C.
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Building Material,
North Government St.. Victoria
Key Fitting      Lock Repairing
Telephone 1718
Mechanical Repairs aad Saw
Up-to-date Machinery for Lawn
Mower Grinding and Tool
Sharpening. Tires put on Go-
Carts and Springs Replaced.
Prompt attention and work
Opp. Transfer Stables,
Experience little or no difficulty
in finding a cigar or blend of
smoking mixture that fits thei
Our Manila or Havana
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We carry a most complete line of smokers'
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Spey Royal Scotch, pint bottle 75c; cpiaft bottle.  .','$1.25
.Watson's Scotch,: per bottle* .*;'..'..;.'...■_... .,*:...- .''.'.:'.. .$l.oo*
Gilbey's Plymouth Gin, pint 50c; quart ...,.''. ;'. $1.00
Gilbe'i-'s Dry Gin, pint 50c; qilart bottle .,..*.. .$1.00
Fine Uld Rye Whisky, pints 35c; quarts 65c; Imperial quarts.$1.00
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Cockburri's Art Gallery
(Successors to WILL MAR5DEN)
PHONE 1933
665 Granville Street,      Vancouver, B. C.
The Chorus Lady, '
By'common consent one-of the best
performances given in Victoria for
many years was that of Miss Rose
Stahl, who on Monday evening last
featured the leading part in the
Chorus Lady. Miss Stahl is an artist. In personal appearance she, is
remarkably like Miss Ellen Terry, a
circumstance which her Manager
seems to have discovered, for when
she adopted one of the celebrated Terry poses in the dressing room act,
the* resemblance was remarkable. She
is tall,' graceful, willowy, artd. overflowing with spirits and that effervescent manner is )>est expressed by the
French word "chic." Miss Stahl has
a beautiful voice, which while light
is. rich, full, and melodious; and it
is a pleasure to listen to the delivery
of her lines. While she wiis. excellent . all through she was simply inimitable in-the second act which introduced the,audience'to'a theatrical
dressing room with ten or a dozen
chorus ladies in various stages of deshabille. The scene was redeemed
from any trace of vulgarity by the
excellence of the acting and the mag-
niliccnce of the mounting and dressing.* ■ Such gorgeous costumes have
never before been seen on.the Victoria stage. There were half a dozen
silk Directoire robes, .magnificently
trimmed, and with trains reaching half
across, the. stage, that were said to
have cost $1,000 each. On the other
hand .there were chorus ladies whose
chief attire consisted of brilliantly
coloured silk hose, and others who
were furnished with an opportunity
to initiate the audience into the mys
teries of whitewear. But this second
act was only an incident; the play
itself was a faithful picture of life
behind the scenes. It revealed tlie
dangers which threaten an innocent
girl amid such surroundings, and furn
ished a splendid foil for the character
of Patricia, and her sound philosophy
of life. Miss Stahl had many splendid lines, the truest of which was:
"After all it depends on the'kind of
girl." There you have the keynote
to the play, and Patricia emerged with
credit and eclat because she was "the
right kind of girl."
The support was excellent, every
individual part being well taken, and
I could not help thinking what a
different figure that really magnificent
play, The Devil, would have cut if
the Rose Stahl Co. had been handling
The Great Divide.
On Saturday last The Great Divide
was played at the Victoria Theatre
with Edward Mordaunt and Miss
Brownell in the leading parts. It is
greatly to be regretted that so good
a play was not in the hands of a better all round company. With the
single exception of the leading man
the parts were inadequately filled,
Miss Brownell being notably weak;
indeed, her part required an emotional
actress of experience and versatility.
Miss Brownell obviously lacks both,
and in the more pathetic scenes was
singularly unconvincing. The leading
man was as near perfect as possible,
and if he had been well played up
to would have scored a great success
for the play, which possesses elements
of strength and is conceived on very
fine lines.
Victoria Musical Society.
On Tuesday evening the Victoria
Musical Society gave their second
concert of the season. There was a
good house and a splendid performance. Having heard Paderewski ancl
Kubelik so recently in Victoria it is
possible to institute a comparison between these world renowned artists
and the two lesser lights who were so
rapturously received on Monday
night. I make bold to say that Mr.
Hartmann and Miss Goodson appealed to the audience as Paderewski and
Kubelik never could, and 1 believe
they are truer artists. Miss Goodson
was a revelation. It was easy to see
from the first that she was an artist
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W. BLAKEMORE.-Manaeer and Editor
The "Symbolism"
of "Peer Gynt."
Clubma'ms about town have been
for a while and will be for some
weeks to come very busy discussing
the wealth of "Symbolism" Ibsen is
supposed to have woven into the fa-
bike of "Peer Gynt."
ijust think: A chorus of yarnballs,
tlie green-clad lady with the cow's tail,
the. Great Tortuous, the Button-
molder, the Troll King, the homely
Brat with the ale bottle. What on
earth did Ibsen mean by that devil
enclosed in a nutshell Peer Gynt
brought to the smithy? Why did
Peer Gynt leave Ingrid? Why did
he return to the mountains and to
Solvcig? Then come those who find
a; moral lesson in most anybody's
writings, not excluding Mark Twain's.
The present writer once attended a
reading of Maeterlinck's "The Blind."
In the last scene a young child suddenly comes upon a group of blind
people lost in the forest and begins
to cry. A very sweet woman in the
audience insisted on interpreting that
child's wailing as a symbol of the
woes which betide every reformer
wlio comes into our world and tries
to lead us blind errants to the light
of truth. Beautiful indeed, but if
the same sweet lady had seen the play
on the stage, she would ha>ve ascribed
to a different cause the wailing of that
child confronting those lumbering
blind with their wide-open, glassy,
dead eyes, and their long, groping
arms. The same remarks apply to
"Peer Gynt."
"Peer Gynt" is not a play which
one can see unprepared and enjoy,
not any more so than a miscellaneous
audience not familiar with Greek lore
and history could enjoy a performance of Sophocles' plays.
■ And for so many of us Scandinavian history, Scandinavian literature,
Scandinavian folklore, are but a sealed
book. Or when some one .breaks the
seal for us, wc behold quaint, distressing illustrations, whose explanations are in an unknown tongue. Then
we start to dream about the recondite
meaning of those pictures. We are
in the same state of mind as some
Mongolian or Tibetan, who would try
to make out how the cross became
the symbol of the Christian faith,
without having beeit^old of Jesus'
There are no synrbols (in "Peer
Gynt." There are only allusions to
facts unknown to most of us, but so
familiar to Scandinavian minds that
"Peer Gynt" may be properly called
the Aeneid of the Odyssey of Scandinavia, the national epic of the Viking nations.
Scandinavia is above all the mother
of myths, and all the legends of
Europe—German, Briton or Kelt-
are to be traced back to the mysterious Northland. And we must not
overlook the fact that Ibsen had been
commissioned by the Norwegian government in 1862 to explore the Northland, the Dovre, for the purpose of
collecting folksongs and legends,
"Peer Gynt" was published in 1867,
five years later.
Those five years had witnessed portentous events, now forgotten, but
whose influence on Ibsen's life and
mental development was deep and
lasting. In 1864 Norway and Sweden
had cowardly abandoned Denmark in
her fight against the overwhelming
forces of Austria and Prussia. Ibsen indignant, left his country and
voluntarily became an exile, dividing
his wandering life between Italian
ancl German cities.
There was, therefore, some of his
flesh and blood ready to be used in
the making of that Scandinavian
Faust, of the roaming Peer Gynt. At
the same time Peer Gynt was destined in Ibsen's mind t'o embody the
whole Scandinavian race, all the defects the author found in his fellow
countrymen, half-heartedness, want of
character, egoism. Hence,. the dualism in Peer Gynt's nature, his perpetual hedging, his determination
never so to commit himself that he
cannot draw back.
And in order to delineate the moral
and natural history of that Scandinavian type, Ibsen had to dissect the
elements which constituted Peer's
heredity and environment. And just
as the Trojan war tales, the medieval
epics, and more recently the Revolutionary and Indian wars impressed an
indelible mark upon Greek, Gallic or
American minds respectively, so was
all that wealth of lore, legend or superstition hoarded in Scandinavian
memories held responsible by Ibsen
for the molding of a soul of the Peer
Gynt type.
And Ibsen proceeded to recite
those legendary facts, to put on the
stage those legendary characters
which in our ignorance we call symbols. Still those curious contrivances,
which often prompted ill-informed
readers to question Ibsen's sanity, are
only allusions to legends as familiar
to Scandinavian children as Rip Van
Winkle's story is to American schoolboys.
Peer Gynt, to begin with the principal character of the play, is the legendary man of all Scandinavian
fairy tales, and his adventures in the*
land of the Trolls or hobgoblins are
famous. Peer Gynt really met, while
returning at night from a hunting
expedition, the Great Tortuous, the
soft, cold, slimy thing . which cried
out to him from the darkness: "Peer,
go roundabout!" Peer Gynt or As-,
kcladden, another entertaining character of the Northern lore, really delivered the three saeter girls of the
Trolls,  who  were  courting  them  at
night in their weird and spooky way.
Peer Gynt really caught the devil
prisoner in a nutshell, and when the
smith's sledgehammer smore the shell,
there flew the devil and broke a huge
hole through the roof.
Peer Gynt was really pestered by
female elves, with cowstails and slit
eyes, and one of them, who in the
play becomes the daughter of the
Dovre King, was really accompanied
by "the homely Brat" carrying an ale
Peer Gynt once having surprised a
party of goblins carousing in a deserted mountain farm, was set upon
by an army of yarnballs, which spun
themselves, round his legs and clutched him to give the Trolls time to disappear. Peer-Askeladden was also
lured by means of a yamball rolling
down the mountain to his feet into the
palace of a mountain huldrin not unlike Tannhauser in the enchanted
Venusberg, And in many cases the
pealing of a distant church bell drove
away the spook at the critical moment.
As far as the Buttonmolder is concerned, oh, what a prosaic, human explanation a Danish friend once gave
me. When some fifty years ago
Scandinavian farmers began to discard their quaint old national costumes, wide-awake merchants traveled from one village to another in
the Northern provinces purchasing at
ridiculous prices or exchanging for
worthless trinkets the heavy solid
silver buttons which adorned the Sunday clothes of yore.
And Peer Gynt's lies . . . and
Peer Gynt's ride on reindeer back?
Well, there is in Scandinavia an enormous amount of cheap popular
reading concerning Askeladden's lies.
Askeladden's fantastic rides, which
correspond closely to our "Drummer's
Yarn Books."
And the symbols? . . . Let us
quote Ibsen: "I never painted symbols, I painted men. I have never
dared to plant a man on the stage
until I could see plainly in my mind
every one of the buttons on the front ■
and on the back of his coat."
And the moral lesson? . . .Weil,
this is an, American question.
And why did Peer Gynt go back
to the mountains to die? Well, for
the same reason which made Ibsen
return to Scandinavia to breathe his
last. Nothing supernatural. All human, intensely, human. Menschliches,
allzu Menchliches, as Nietszche said.
The elderly man gave his consent
"But my daughter always insisted
that she wanted a husband with a
title," he added.
"Well, I showed her my two," replied the young man. "One was to
a town house and the other to a place
in the country."
Why He Liked It.
Mrs. Crimsonbeak—We want a new
Mr. Crimsonbeak—Well, I saw one
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"What was the pattern?"
"I don't remember, but it had a
sign on it saying, 'This carpet can't
be beaten.'"
"They tried a lot of canned oratorji
at the meeting of a Harvard political
club the other night. It was a rank
"What was the trouble?"
"The boys soon found there wasn't
any fun in joshing a phonograph."
Victoria Theatre^
Next Concert January 27, 1909.
Prima Donna Soprano,  Metropolitan
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A great deal is said about the recklessness of motorists. It is always
well, however, to look on both sides
of a question. In a recent issue of
The New York Sun a writer who
signs himself "Fourth Speed" has
something to say from the driver's
standpoint. He writes in an admirable spirit of fairness, and he makes
so many good points that are useful
to motorists and non-motorists alike
that the letter is here reproduced in
In a letter to The Sun "A.D.B."
complains of the recklessness of drivers of automobiles in the city streets.
Like many other pedestrians, he probably fails to realize how quickly
an automobile running at the rate of
ten to fifteen miles an hour can be
brought to a dead stop. Many pedestrians are needlessly alarmed at crossings on finding a machine near them.
This is, however, not to be wondered
at. There is no use in mincing the
fact that many chauffeurs bully pedestrians (who have the right of way
legally), just as truck drivers in
crowded downtown streets also bully
those who travel on foot.
As an experienced automobile driver I can assure you that there is
but one proper way to drive a machine through such sections of the
city as are fairly crowded. That is
to drive slow all the time, keep tlle
JSichine under complete control and
TCe ready to stop instantly at any
moment. If the drivers of machines
exercised as little care as pedestrians
do tliere would be hundreds and hundreds of accidents daily. Twenty per
cent, of the pedestrians wander out
into the streets, gabbling and not
Booking where they are going.    The
chauffeur must look out for them.
They, won't look out for themselves.
I make it a rule never to use my
horn when I am driving through town
except in the most extreme cases.
The sudden sound of a horn is very
startling to the pedestrian. It sounds
in his ears like sudden death. I prefer to stop and let him cross. It
makes me feel like a beast to go
through the streets tooting at people
to get out of my way and seeing them
jump and run at the sound of my
Cars should not turn "blind" corners fast, and they should pass other
vehicles—especially street cars—very
slowly. The time to use the horn is
in passing street cars.
There is no denying that, the motor
has added another complication to
the life of cities. It has increased the
comfort of some and the hazard of
all. It is, however, true that people
who drive motors are almost invariably more careful than those who
drive horses. The chauffeur realizes
that the power and speed at his
command must be used gingerly in
crowded places and that he must pay
heed to the rules of the road. Truck
drivers are less considerate of pedestrians than chauffeurs.
The chauffeurs who drive fast in
crowded parts of the city are usually
green men. Joe Tracy, the old racing driver, fairly crawls about town
in his machine, but some fresh boy
who hasn't driven six months wants
to "show off," so he whisks around
corners and sails into the garage door
on the high gear.
If the police would give more attention to the chaps that turn corners
fast and pass street cars without
slowing down, and less time to people
who exceed the legal limit on Pelham
Parkway, Hoffman Boulevard and
other   fine   wide   roads   in   suburban
neighborhoods, their work would be
more effective.
Every driver exceeds the legal
limit at one time or another. It is
perfectly safe to do so in the country,
and perfectly dangerous to do so in
crowded city streets.
Active Capital.
A little pecuniary transaction had
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"You might just as well give me
the other nickel," Jimmie said. "Min-
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money in the bank right away. I
buy things with mine."
What's in a Name.
Business Man—What is your name,
Applicant—Thomas K. K. K. Carter.
"What does the 'K. K. K.' stand
"Nothing. The man who stood for
me when I was christened stuttered."
Little Lola was sent to the store
for a spool of thread, but came back
without it.
"Why, Lola," exclaimed her mother,
"where is the thread?"
"I forgot the age of the thread
you wanted," explained the little
New Art.
"I tell you," said the tall man, with
the carroty whiskers, "the Chinese
are getting wiser every day."
"I should say they are," said thc
short man with green suspenders.
"Why, my laundryman has actually
taken up pyrography."
"You don't mean it?"
"Yes, his specialty now is burning
designs on  shirt fronts."
$5 to $30
We are showing a very large variety of rings for Ladies
at moderate cost.
These rings are well made and are set with one, two,
three or five stones of the various kinds—Diamond, Ruby,
Sapphire, Emerald, Opal, Pearl, etc., etc.
Our higher priced rings of course are unequalled for
beauty and workmanship.
We pride ourselves on our Ring stock which is
unparalleled in any other British Columbia Jewelry House.
Challoner & Mitchell
Diamond Merchants stti Silversmith!
1017 Qovernment Street Victoria, B. C.
It Pays to Advertise in The Week. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1909
"A gift doth stretch itself as 'tis received, and is enough for both."—Shakespeare.
The Perplexing Question of the New Year.
At the beginning of the New Year many a "head of the family" is faced by the all-perplexing query what to offer as a gift, that
will combine all the elements of nicety, practicability and appropriateness. We believe there is practically no gift that will please a
housekeeper—wife, mother, sister or friend—so much as a good Gas cooking apparatus.   *
A Gas Range Reduces Labor of Cooking 95 Per Cent.
The absolute safety, the comfort and cleanliness of
gas are enough to recommend it, even without the ever
important fact that it is more economical than any other
kind of fuel. The expense of a Gas Range ceases the
moment you turn off the gas. It will broil far better
than any coal range and bake infinitely better, because the
heat can be regulated easily and certainly. There's nothing uncertain about gas for cooking purposes. It is as
hot at the beginning as it ever gets.
Off with the old, out-of-date laborious methods—on
with the new, economical, easy up-to-date devices.
Gladden somebody with the splendid present of a good
Gas Range.
A Gas heating apparatus is also most desirable because it can be brought into service in a secondn without
work; of any kind.. It will not only give the required
warmth to a room or hallway, but it will do this without
work of fire-building. No kindling to chop, no coal or
ashes to carry, no fear of fires from over-heated flues for
those sensible people who cook and heat with gas,
Think of that near and dear relative, or that friend of
yours who has hitherto been afflicted with dirty coal or
wood fire-lighting and now, when the New Year has
dawned delight her heart by allowing us to install in her
home a Gas Range, Gas Radiator or Gas Grate.
The Victoria Gas Company,  Ltd,
Music and Stage.
(Continued from Page Three)
to her finger tips and that she had
temperament, but who could have expected the vigor, the force, and the
abandon which she displayed? Her
execution was marvellous, and the
tempo which she struck fairly took
one's breath away, and yet never for
a'moment did she flag.
Miss Goodson's finest achievement
was the rendering of Liszt's Rhap-
spdie No. 12. In the Kreutzcr Sonata she accompanied Mr. Hartmann
and fairly divided the honors. The
middle movement, the Andante, was
perfectly rendered, with a breadth of
tone and sympathy rarely attained.
Mr. Hartmann has played here twice
before and came with an established
reputation. His technique is perfect
and his tone pure and sound; if he
lacks anything it is breadth, and his
selection indicates that he recognizes
this limitation. In the rendering of
such numbers as Hubay's Zephyr and
his own Cradle Song hc is probably
Unsurpassed, but in the final presto
movement of Beethoven's great Sonata both volume and breadth of tone
were deficient. To say this, however, is to be almost hypercritical
since the performance as a whole was
that of a master if not quite of a
virtuoso. In the final number Grieg's
Sonata, opus 45, both Mr. Hartmann
aiid Miss Goodson did full justice to
the selection, the final movement being rendered with exceptional feeling. These two artists sustained the
whole burden of an evening's programme, and to say that the audience
listened intently and would gladly
have sat longer is to pay them the
highest possible compliment. Once
more the Victoria Musical Society
has scored a notable success. They
are giving the public the best that is
to be had, and will receive not only
the cordial thanks but the practical
support of all who wish to advance
the interests of high class music in
The London Bioscope.
Attention is directed to the announcement that for five evenings and
a matinee next week the London
Bioscope will hold the boards at thc
Victoria Theatre. Clifford Denham
has secured a new supply of films and
no doubt will have crowded houses.
What with good pictures, good music
and an excellent illustrated song delineator the London Bioscope entertainment furnishes the public with
much more than their money's worth
The Way to Wait.
The New Grand.
Next week's bill will be headed by
Henry and Alice Carver. The woman is the most expert, of rifle shots,
while her revolver shooting is little
short of wonderful. The man is an
agile and skilful equilibrist and every
feature of the act proves it to be of
the very highest class. Another star
turn will be that of Connolly, Wen-
rich and Connolly. Percy Wendell
is the author of the popular "Rainbow" song, and "Naughty Eyes,"
which has the catchiness to equal the
other in popularity. The Connollys,
who assist in the melange, are clever
singers and dancers, and the act is
lively from start to finish. Geo. P.
Watson and Florence Little will present a comedy sketch called "A Matrimonial Bargain," which introduces
snappy repartee and good singing.
The Fowlers, a man and a woman,
are novel equilibrists, and a new
song, moving pictures and overture
will make up the other numbers.
0 whether by the lonesome road that
lies across the sea,
Or  whether  by  the  hill  that   stoops,
rock-shadowed, to the sea,
Or by sail that blows from far, my love
returns to me!
No fear Is hidden in my heart to make
my face less fair,
No  tear  is  hidden  in my  eye  to  dim
the brightness there—
1 wear upon my cheek the rose a happy
bride should wear.
For should he come not by  the road,
and come not by the hill,
And come not by the far seaway, yet
come he surely will—
Close  all   the  roads  of  all  the  world,
love's road Is open still!
My heart is light with singing (though
they pity me rny fate
And drop their voices as they pass my
garden gate).
For love that finds a way to come can
find a way to wait!
—Isabel Ecclestone Mackay, 111
Harper's Magazine.
"Oi see yure b'y Tommy is sellin'
papers, Mrs. Murphy. Ain't he young
for it?"
"He is thot, Mrs. Casey; but Oi
hod t' give him somethin' t' do t'
kape him off th' sthrates.
TAKE NOTICE that Samuel George
Marling, of Victoria, real estate agent,
Intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described land for quarry lng purposes :-*—Commencing at a post
planted on Lorimer Creek, about one-
quarter mile from the Gordon Eiver;
thence west 40 chains; thence north 160
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
soutli 160 chains to point of commencement.
Jan. 2 Alfred Deacon, Agent.
"Whah is you. been workin'?" asked Miss Miami Brown.
"Up to one o'deshere garridges,
whah dey keep de automobiles?"
"I 'spose you like 'em better dan
"Well, de difference is dat a mule
kicks wif his hin' feet an' de automobile is mo' liable to butt same as
a goat."
All persons having any claims or demands against the Estate of Pauline
Dougall, late of the City of Victoria,
in the Province of British Columbia,
deceased, are hereby required to file
their names and addresses, with full
particulars of their claims and the nature of the securities, if any, held by
them, duly verified, on or before the
15th day of February, 1909.
And notice is hereby given that after
the said date the Administrator will
proceed to distribute said Estate
amongst the parties entitled thereto,
having regard only to the claims of
which he shall then have had notice,
or any part thereof, so distributed, to
any person of whose claim he has not
had notice at the time of the distribution thereof.
Dated this 30th day of December, A.D.
Of No. 918 Government Street, Victoria,
B.C., Solicitors for the Administrator.
Jan. 30.
B. C. Funeral Furnishing Co.
Chas Hayward, President. F. Caselton, Manager.
R. Hayward, Secretary.
We make a specialty of undertaking and can give the best
possible service, for the reason that we have everything modern
both for embalming and general work.
We carry the largest and best assortment of goods in our line
in British Columbia.
All calls are attended to promptly, by an experienced staff, day
or night, and our prices are always reasonable.
Phones—48, 594, 1905, 305 or 404.
1016 Government St. Victoria, B. C.
Begin the New Year Well
Make a resolution that you will save money. You can easily do
this dn fuel:—
Mix Coke With Your Coal
It will cut your coal bills in half. We deliver Coke to any place
within city limits for $5 per ton. Only $4 if you send for it.
Better economize. Get a ton in your coal bin ready to cook your
New Year's Goose or Turkey.
Victoria Gas Company, Limited
Corner Fort and Langley Streets.
of DANIEL CARMODT, Deceased.
All persons having claims or demands
against the Estate of Daniel Carmody,
late of the City of Seattle, in the State
of. Washington, deceased, are hereby
required to file their names and addresses, with full particulars of their
claims and the nature of the securities,
if any, held by them, duly verified, on
or .before the 15th day of February,
And notice ls hereby given that after
the  said  date the Executor will pro
ceed to distribute said Estate amongst
the parties entitled thereto, having ae-
gard only to the claims of which lhe
shall then have had notice, and he shair
not be liable for the proceeds of the
said estate, or any part thereof, so distributed to any person of whose claims
he has not had notice at the time of
the distribution thereof.
Dated this 30th day of December, A.D.
Of No. 918 Governmeut Street, Victoria,
B.C., Solicitors, for the Administrator,
Jan. 30. ""-i
The Municipal campaign is now
fairly on its legs, most of the contestants have made their bow to the
public and for the next' fortnight there
•t*will be something doing every evening for those who find '. vaudeville
slow- Also the clown has stepped
on to the stage in the person of Mr.,
Stewart, whom no one but himself
takes seriously, but-who promises to
furnish quite a lot of cheap amusement. At his -first meeting Mr. Stewart assured his auditors that he could
put-talk and out-eat any of his opponents, such shining qualities should
not go unrecognized and as it is certain that no one will be disposed to
meet Mr. Stewart for a gastronomical
pr a hot air contest, he may yet have
a walk over. I do not know where
Mr. Stewart comes from but probably such characteristics a;s he boasts
of were "cachet", i of respectability
there, they will hardly furnish him
With a passport to municipal honors
in Victoria.
I was chatting on Wednesday
morning with a gentleman who has
lived in. Victoria many years and
knows it well. Discussing the glaring
abuses which require attention he
made the remark that there was only
one way to bring about a reform and
that was to call down ridicule upon
the heads of those responsible. He
assured me that he had noted the
effectiveness of this rhethod time and
again and wound up by pointing me
to what happened on Christmas day
as proof positive that his deduction
was correct. Everyone knows what
a mud-puddle James Bay Causeway
was last week. On Christmas morning passers by were amused and astonished to find two large boards se-
,    curely fastened to the electric light
/1 standards upon one of which appeared
^ the neatly painted legend "No fishing allowed" and on the other: "Boats
for hire—Apply City Hall." Next
morning at 8 o'clock a dozen men
with picks and shovels were busy
cutting trenches to drain the Causeway, and whatever happens hereafter
the water cannot get banked up again
as badly as before. It is certain that
the ridicule of the two notice boards
effected in a few hours what the newspapers had failed to effect by a year's
criticism and complaint.
The same thing was brought about
by Mr. F. W. Jones and his obstreperous notice.nailed to the threatened
oak tree on Rockland Avenue. The
Mayor fumed and the Council threatened, but the oak still stands and
after a childish display of petulance
the City Fathers ceased from chopping. I think the tip is a good one
and instead of wasting good ink week
after week to pillory delinquents in
these columns I shall devote my time
to working out practical schemes for
bringing ridicule upon the heads of
those who are responsible for public
nuisances. My first efforts will be
directed to the transformation of
Cook Street from a quagmire into a
I have heard many good stories
both in the club and out of it of
the strange experiences of mep who
returned home from seasonable festivities in the wee *sma' hours. The
best I ever heard was told me this
week and it occurred on Christmas
eve, or, to bc more exact, Christmas
morning, about i a.m, Four friends
were returning from the city to Oak
Bay in their motor car; the roads
were very muddy after the rain and
the  car  slowed;  as it  was late tiie
_ ' ol^cupants were forcing the pace and
I C-rfr trying to make the sharp turn at
the comer near Oak Bay Hotel, and
the little shack where poor Bob Foster used to hang out, the machine
skidded into the ditch and they were
air thrown out, one of them, Mr. A.,
was rather badly hurt, his shoulder
ffrcing dislocated.    He was picked up
1 * nd carried into the Oak Bay Hotel;
a  consultation  was  held  and,  being
a tender headted man, he* figured out
that it would alarm his wife if he
were taken home in that condition,
so it was decided to put him to. bed
in the hotel and secure a doctor's services. Meanwhile he arranged ^with
one of'his friends to proceed to his
home and inform his wife that he
would not return until the next day
and to break the matter to her as
gently as possible. It so happened
that the friend was a naturalist and
on the way to the house he was racking his brains for the best means of
"breaking..it. gently" when a brilliant
idea, borne of His special '■ vocation,
occurred to him. Arrived at the house
he proceeded to* put it into operation.
Mr. A. had* given him -his latchkey so
he very quietly let himself into the
hall where he found one small light
burning dimly. He wandered about
as quietly as.„possible but found no
sighs of life" arid it soon became quite
evident that Mrs. A. and the family
had retired. Then he put the brilliant' idea into execution, ahd commenced to imitate the plaintive honk!
honk! of the. wild goose, thinking by
this means he would disturb the'
household in an easy and natural
manner. The noise was effective, for
in a few moments the lady of the
house appeared" at the head of the
banisters in her "robe de nuit" and
indignantly exclaimed: "Jack, what oh
earth are you making that infernal
noise for; don't be a fool; it's time
you were in bed."—Curtain.
Thou art sad with the sorrow of ages,
Thou 'art   grim   with   the   lusting  of
Thou   art   wise   with   the   wisdom   of
And heartless, and heavy with pain.
Thou hast passion no sating appeases,
And  thy tears are more bitter than
Yet thy voice is as vast as the sea's is,
Oh Mother of Mine.
Thy soul is more strange than our life
And subtle, and secret with sin;
Thou art mad with more madness than
strife  is,
That was mad since God bade it begin.
Thou art cruel,  and thou know'st not
of pity,
Yet sweeter than love Is, or. wine,
Oh weary, unwearying city,
Oh Mother of Mine.*
Oh maker of men, and unmaker,
Thou art drear    with    the    ruin of
Oh lover, beguiler, forsaker,
Thou   art   dark,   yet   a-glltter   with
Thy secret is thine, and is no man's,
Thou  hast  sin  in thy  streets  for a
Yet  thy  voice  is  more  sweet  than  a
Oh Mother of Mine.
—Pall Mall Gazette.
A  Newspaper Man's Work.
The value of newspaper work as a
training for literature was never more
plainly shown than in the work of
James Morgan as a biographer. Mr.
Morgan has been a reporter for years;
he has attended all of the recent great
political conventions; he has met the
leaders of every party, and knows
the actual workings of politics and
statesmanship as few men can know
them. Applying this knowledge to
his biography of Abraham Lincoln,
he has - made what is probably the
most interesting narrative and the
most convincing presentation of the
War President's . character, that has
ever been written. The book has
been so highly praised, as a story
that its historical value might easily
b elost sight of. So it is a comfort
to find one of the leading American
historical scholars,. Professor SJiep-
ardsoh of Chicago University, calling
it "a masterly composition" and "a
^volume tha-t ought to be in every
American home."
Invalid—Is this a good place for
the nerves?
Proprietor of Health-Resort—Is it?
Why, when I opened up here I only
charged two dollars a day—now I've
got the nerve to charge ten.
Patience—I see dainty Indian muslins are made from fibers of the banana tree.    ,
Patrice—They ought to be easy to
slip on.
Save Your
By Using
Black Silk
It gives a glossy black
lasting shine that
Ask your dealer, or
call on
647 Johnson St.
NOTICE is hereby given that the re-
reserve existing on Lot 7,946, Group 1,
Kootenay, by virtue -of the notice dated
December 24th, 190-7, and appearing in
the British Columbia Gazette of Der
cember 27th, 1907, is cancelled for tne
purpose of effecting a sale of said lot
to Edgar S. Home.
Deputy Commissioner of
Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., December 17th, 1908.
Dee. 17
NOTICE ls hereby given that the reserve covering the fractional sections
31, 32 and 33, Denman Island, notice
of which was published in the British
Columbia Gazette of October 21st, 1876,
is cancelled.
Deputy Commissioner of
Lands and Works,
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., December 17th, 1908.
Dec. 17
Prices, $75.00 up.
Herbert Kent, Mgr.
Police Judge—You say the prisoner
went into your store and beat yo|t
up?   Why?
Mr.   Cohen—Because   he   couldn't
beat me down, your honor.
In the matter of an Application for a
Duplicate Certlflcate of Tltile to
Part (146 acres) of Section 3, Otter
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 lands issued
to Joseph Flaement on the 16th day of
July, 1890, and numbered 10298a.
Land  Registry  Offlce,  Victoria,  B.C,
the lst day of December, 1908.
Registra-General of Titles.
notice that I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works fbr a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on and under the lands
hereinafter more particularly described:
Commencing at a post marked J. G. C.
E„ northwest corner placed near the
beach where the southern boundary line
of Section 2, Nelson District, reaches
the seashore, thence south forty chains
more or less to the south boundary line
of the old Baynes Sound Company's
lease, thence following said, southern
boundary line east twenty-five chains
more or less to the seashore, thence following the, seashore northwesterly to initial point.
Per A. G. Walker, Agent.
Baynes Sound, Dec. llth, 1908.
jan 23
notice that I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner .of < Lands and
Works for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on and under the "foreshore and submerged lands hereinafter
more  particularly  described:
Commencing at a post marked B. M.
G., northeast corner placed on the seashore near where the central divisional
line of Section 22, Denman Island, intersects the seashore, proceeding thence
westerly forty chains more or less,
thence south eighty chains more or less,
thence east eighty chains more or less,
thence north sixty chains more or less
to the seashore of Denman Island,
thence following the coast line northwesterly to initial point.
Per A G. Walker, Agent.
Denman Island, '■ Dec, 1908.
January 23
Excerpt from Rules and Orders Relating
to Private Bills.
Rule 69.
All applications for Private Bills, pro*
perly the subject of legislation by the
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, within the purvie wof the "British North America Act, 1867," whether
for the erection of a Bridge, the making of a Railway, Tramway, Turnpike
Road, or Telegraph or Telephone Line;
the construction or Improvement of a
Harbour, Canal, Lock, Dam, Slide, or
other like work; the granting of a right
of Ferry; the incorporation of any particular trade or calling, or of any Joint
Stock Company; or otherwise for granting to any individual or individuals any
exclusive or peculiar rights or privi*
leges whatever, or for doing any matter or thing which ln its operation
would affect the rights or property of
other parties, or relate to any particular class of the community, or for making any amendment of a like nature to
any former Act,—shall require a Notice, clearly and distinctly specifying
the nature and object of the application and, where the application refers
to any proposed work, indicating generally the location of the work, and signed
by or on behalf of the applicants, such
notice to be published as follows:—
In the British Columbia Gazette, and
in one newspaper published ln the District affected therein, then ln a newspaper in the next nearest Distriot ln
which a newspaper is published.
Such notice shall be continued ln each
case for a period of at least six weeks,
during the interval of time between the
close of the next preceding Session and
the consideration of the Petition, and
copies of such notice shall be sent by
the parties Inserting such notice to the
Clerk of the House, to be filed amongst
the records of the Committee on Standing Orders.
67. No Petition for any Private Bill
shall be received by the House after the
first ten days of each Session, nor may
any Private BUI be presented to the
House after the first three weeks of
each Session, nor may any Report of
any Standing or Select Committee upon
a Private Bill be received after the first
four weeks of each Session, and n6
Motion for the suspension or modification of this Rule shall be entertained
by the House until the same has been
reported on by the Committee on Standing Orders, or after reference made
thereof at a previous sitting of the
House to the Standing Committee charged with consideration of Private Bills,
who shall report thereon to the House.
And If this Rule shall be suspended or
modified as aforesaid the promoters. of
any Private BUI which is presented after the time hereinbefore limited, or for
which the Petition has been received
after the time herinbefore limited, shall
in either case pay double the fees required as herein mentlond, unless the
House shall order to the contrary. Any
person seeking to obtain any Private
Bill shall deposit with the Clerk of the
House, eight days before the opening of
the Session, a printed copy of such Bill,
a copy of the Petition to be presented
to the House, together with the notices
published. At the time of depositing
the Bill, the applicant shall also pay
to the Clerk of the House a sum of
three hundred dollars. If a copy of the
Bill, Petition and notices shall not have
been so deposited ln the hands of the
Clerk of the House at least eight days
before the opening of the Session, and
If the Petition has not been presented
within the first ten days of the Session,
the amount to be paid to the Clerk shall
be six hundred dollars. If the BUI shall
not pass second reading one-half of the
fees paid shall be returned.
60. Before any Petition, praying for
leave to bring in a Private BUI for the
erection of a Toll Bridge, ls received
by the House, the person or persons
intending to petition for such Bill shall,
upon giving the notice prescribed by
rule 59, also at the same time and ln
the same manner, give notice of the
rates which they intend to ask, the
extent of the privilege, the height of
the arches, the Interval between the
abutments or qlers for the passage of
rafts and vessels, and mentioning also
whether they Intend to erect a drawbridge or not, and the dimensions of the
61. All Private Bills for Ao__» of Incorporation shall be so framed is to
incorporate by reference the clauses of
the General <Acts relating to the details
to be provided for by such Bills':—Special grounds shall be established for any
proposed departure from this principle,
or. for the introduction of other provisions as to such details, and a note
shall be appended to the Bill Indicating
the provisions thereof ln which the General Act ls proposed to be departed
from. Bills which are not framed in
accordance with this Rule shall be recast by the promoters and re-printed
at their expense before any Committee
passes upon the clauses.
66. All Private Bills shall be prepared by the parties applying for the
same, and printed in Small.Pica type,
twenty-six ems by fifty ems, on good
paper, ln imperial octavo form, each
page when folded measuring 10% Inches
by ._■ Inches. There shall be a marginal number every fifth line of each
page; the numbering of the lines ls
not to run on through the Bill, but the
lines of each page are to be numbered
separately. Two hundred copies of each
Bill shall be deposited with the Clerk
of the House immediately before the
first reading. If amendments are matte
to any BUI during Its progress before
the Committee on Private Bills, or
through the House, such Bill shall be
reprinted by the promoters thereof.
By new Rule 66a, passed on the Ind
April, 1901, (see Journals, 1901, page
68), a model form of Railway Bill Is
By 66b all Bills to incorporate or
amend Bills Incorporating railway companies are to be drawn ln accordance
with the Model  BiU.
The provisions contained in any BIU
which are not in accord with the Model
Bill shall be Inserted between brackets.
Any exceptional provisions that It
may be proposed to Insert ln any such
BUI shall be clearly specified in the
notice of application for the same.
Dated 6th November, 1901.
Dec. 12      Clerk, Legislative Assembly.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 461.
'Westchester Flre Insurance Company"
is authorized and licensed to carry on -
business within the Province of British
Columbia, aud to catty out bi- 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 tbe Company is
situate at the City of New York, State
of New York, U.S.A.
The amount of the capital Of tha
Company Is three hundred thousand dollars, divided into thirty thousand shares
of ten dollars each.
The head offlce of the Company in this
Province ls situate at Victoria, and
Edward Ernest Wootton, Barrlster-at-
law, whose address ls Victoria aforesaid
is the attorney for the Company.
Given  under  my hand  and  seal of
offlce at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this second day of December,
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 Insurances ou dwelling houses,
stores, and all kinds of buildings, and
household furniture and other property,
against loss or damage by fire, lightning, wind storms or tornadoes, and
upon vessels, boats, cargoes, goods,
merchandise, freights and other property, against loss or damage by all or
any of the risks of lake, river, canal
and inland navigation and transportation, and to effect re-insurance of any
risks taken by it.
Dec. 12
To James Jackson Erskine, Registered
and Assessed Owner of Lots 1, 2, 7
and 8, of Part of Lot 31, Cloverdale
Estate, Map 336;
To  William  McGrath,  Registered  and
Assessed Owner of Lot 370, Mount
Tolmie Park, Map 402 D.:
To Arthur B. Bute, Registered and Assessed   Owner  of  Lot   621,   Mount
Tolmie Park, Map 402C;
To C. Alwyn, Assessed Owner of Lot
530, Mount Tolmie Park, Map 402c;
To Sarah Olive, Assessed Owner of Part
20 acres  of Section  69,  Esquimau
■    District;
And  to  Edna  R.  Hammill,   Registered
and Assessed Owner of Lot 8, Block
1, Lots 7 and 14, Block 7, Lots 2
and  6,  Block  8, Town  of Sidney,
Map  381:
TAKE  NOTICE  that  an  application
has been made to register Samuel Jennings and John R. Jennings as the own.
ers In fee simple of above lands under
a Tax Sale Deed from the Assessor of
Victoria District and you are required
to contest the claim of the said Tax
Purchasers   within  30  days  from  the
first publication  hereof.
Dated at the Land Registry Offlce,
Victoria, British Columbia, this llth
day of December, 1908.
Dec. 26 Registrar-General of Titles.
To   L.   A.   Blanc,   Assessed   Owner   or
83 1-3 acres of Section HO, Esquimau District.
TAKE NOTICE   that an   application
has   been   made   to   register   Watson
Clarke as  the owner ln fee simple of
above land under and through Tax Sale
Deeds to John R. Jennings and Samuel
Jennings   and   to  Watson   Clarke,   ana
you are required to contest the claim
of the  said  Watson  Clarke  within  30
days from the first publication thereof.
Dated  at   the   Land   Registry   Offlce,
Victoria, British Columbia, this llth day
of December, 1908.
Dec. 26 Registrar-General of Titles.
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Sporting Comment.
Literary Notes.
"The' Diva's Ruby" is the last 'oi
world, was a.; big disappointment to
many  Victorians:" T  have to  admit
  that I am included-in the list.   I did
;J: The Vancouver Rugby Football hot expect Burns to have any walk-
.-'* Club'-has.lost the Keith Cooper Cup over, but was rather figuring on
;,'.'t0 .the'  Stanford   University   team Johnson;  quitting1.'     This,   however,
■ which has played two games in the proved a delusion as never at any
■Terminal City during the past week, stage of the fight did Burns have the
' ^The result of the.two matches that advantage.' I adhiit that Johnson got'
1 have been played cannot but be very in a good blow in the first round and
' disappointing to the supporters of the put  Burns down; vlrhether this had
Vancouver Club, who were fully, im- anything to do with the result is hard
,-bued with the idea that their team to say, but if it ever happens that
1 was almost, unbeatable.. The out- these two are matched again, it would
: come of the matches will be a bitter not be such a hard thing to pick the
1 pill to the Vancouver players, espe- winner. Now that Johnson has won
_ cially. after.their.refusal,to give Vic- the title it is stated in some of the
toria a match. From those.who wit- Eastern papers that he intends to
1 nessedithe first- match I am given draw the color line.* This would be
" to understand that the Vancouver a gfeat biow #to those who favor
'players were completely outclassed whites only mixing with whites, but
• and in a letter received from a for- it would be just as much right for
1 mer Victorian consolation is taken in Johnson to do it as it was Jeffries;; j
■ the. fact; that the Stanford boys were " UMPIRE, !
'pot visiting Victoria," as it could only ■■____ ___*w-
''■■Jesuit in an overwhelming def*e4L*fpr
■ the players from., the - Capital City.
-1 do'flW'agree with these' sentiments,
'-'not that I say Victoria would win, Mr-iF- Marion Crawford's.three books
ilbut it would do much good for Rugby concerning the affairs of Margaret
., if the Southernershad played in Vic- Dpune, the other two. being "Fair
-toria whether (hs,locals^won'or lost. Margaret"   and   "Prirnadonna."   All
The outcome of these matches with hav ebeen published by the MacmiU
Vancouver will give Rugby football.'an Company.
in the'U; "S. colleges a great lift and Readers'of "Prirnadonna" will re-
will do. more for the grand, old game member that the story ended with the
than can be imagined. ..-engagSitf-Snt of the young singer to
Next week   the   Vancouver team Konstantin    Logotheti,    the    Greek
visits this city to play thethird game financier, and they may wonder with
"for the championship of B,  C. and that fn mind what then remained tq
of. the   locals   expect   to gain v ths be told-that-cotild be-of continued
1-laurel*':-tiiey-;must'"'wih-thisI match.- . interest to the novel .reader.    As  'I
"""  This afternoon the locals are.plj.y- conscious   of   this   contingency Mri
ing Nanaimo at Oak Bay and a goad Crawford has opened the last book
j game   should   result.   I   notice';that  of  the   "trilogy"; in   a   locality   ancj
"several  changes have been  made in with an episode as far renioved, seem-
' the line up for the locals and it-will ingly^from the action of the preced-
"be  interesting' to  watch the  result, ing stories as possible.
, The,;game will start at 3 o'ciockiUnd     Somewhere  in  Central  Asia  is  a
'should be well worth witnessing.       ruby, mine, the secret of which has
The Victoria team in the  Pacific been the possession of the male mem-j
-I Coast League journeyed to Nanaimo bers of a Tartar family for centuries,
''lA^'Saturday where they lost by the discovered,  however, by a daughter
' narrow; margin of 2—3.   The game of the present generation.    Baraka,
was played in a field; that- was.prac- as she is called, falls in love with a
tiiafly'a^aVinTfe froin the fafn and
'. good play was impossible.    In view ^Veals -the secret to him on the under-*
•■of the fact that.the local players were standing that, having loaded himself
•hot sure of the line-up bf the team with precious stones, he shall take her
;until the* train left the depot the re-j jaway with him.    But he 'fakes ihe
'stilt -.-cannot be said to be very one-gems and deserts her,        ■'
.'Sided.   At one time it was very doubt-     With this as a prologue the story
' fill if a team   would   be'sent, but, of Margaret is resumed, and Mr. Van
thanks to sonie" of the njpre ardent Torp promptly puts in an appearance
supporters'of the club sufficient csslv'and announces to his, friend,   Lady
Was cbiUctetl to send the team, but; Maud .Leven, that, "having sold the
th-?;decision was' reached at.a rather (Nicfcel Trust, he has come to Europe
late date to enable the locals to get-to marry. Margaret, Logotheti or no
''their best team._-. The team is sup- (Logotheti. . The  problem'therefore,
pBtei to * tr-jvelto Seattle tomorrow, not only for Van Torp but also for
but, whet-Mr they will or not'is ye,t; ,the author, is to get rid of the fiance,
.to. be decided.   It will be "very un-: j^rid they do it, of course, very .neatly
.fortunate if tlie locals are forced, to;/and ingeniously as well as somewhat
; default this thatch in view of the in-ifSensationally.-The hustling repfes'ent-
.creased interest that is being taken in: Native of American high finance1 shows
,the game in the Sound Metropolis. '' I no lack of his accustomed *resource-
.'hope .-that some arrangements will yet fulness, but his methods are softened
be made,to send a team. by a dash  of scrupulousness which
:The first boxing, match that has makes'him rather more engaging,
taken place in this city for some time;," Mr. Crawford has displayed in this
was pulled off in-the A.O.U.W. hall story and in "Prirnadonna" a new
on Tuesday evening before one of the manner, an unexpected tendency to-
largest crowds that has ever witnessed; ,ward sensationalism, which, while it
a m-ateh in this city and according to; inay grieve some fastidious souls, has
nearly all who were there the matc.lv yet left his story-telling: faculty un-
was well wprth witnessing.    The go impaired.
kwas a good one, both boxers doing ;'-' — —— ,       ,,  .
some good work, but I am inclined They Just Spoon,
.to think that Foley "is too strong for.   Tess—How is Mr. Huggard?
•the local boxer.   Now that the fans*;   Jess—Oh, we don't have much'to
liave been given a goodmatch.'I hope ;say t0 eaci, other any more;  ■■■.
'the promoters will not run away with     Tess—-Oh, you sly? boots! * You're
the idea that anything will do.   The 'engaged to him,
'jfeest is what is wanted in this city
i_mtj unless this is provided, it would
!be better if nothing was: given.- I
know full well that there will be plenty of applications for dates, but to
the promoters T would say act eau--
Jess—Well,  engaged  people  don't
have much to say to each other.
Should Have Said Shoes.
"Miss Backhay," said Mr. O'Bull,
who had been strolling along the
tiously and get men who can be de-' country road with the lady from Bos-
pended on to give a good, clean ex- jton,  "I  suppose your  feet are very
ihibition. For the information of those 'dusty.    Permit me "
who ate doing the promoting, I can      "Sir!" cried the precise .young w.o-
say that there is a gentleman in thc man) witheringly, "\ipvi dare you!"
,city   at   the   present jtime    who    is  ; -__	
anxious, to match, a. young colored1 , A Straight Tip.
boxer with some local heavyweight. * Customer—Quick Shave, please. '
The stranger is at present in Los An- Barber—Close, sir? •
geles, but so confident is his backer Customer—See her'e: What business
that hc would send for him if there is it of yours whether I'm close or
is anyone who is anxious to meet him. not? I'll tellyou one thing, young
■ The result of the' contest' for the man—I don't tip, if that's what you
heavyweight   championship    of   the want to know.
We hive reached our Golden Jubilee, and have decided to mark the occasion with
A tTwo Week's Sale
That will Smash All the Records.
I *
Remeiiber this is no ordinary, every day clean-up
Everithing Reduced
t,.' •*.*.'<- ...'..; 	
Nothing Reserved
Sale Starts on Wednesday Morning, Dec. 30th, at


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